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Place of Publication: Ocala, Florida
Publication Date: 02-24-2012
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BRIEFS School utilities will remain on Circuit Judge William Singbush granted the Marion County School Board a temporary injunction, ordering the City of Ocala to keep electricity and water services on for 23 schools and seven ancillary facilities serving 20,000 students and employees. The ruling quashes a threat from City of Ocala leaders to shut off the utilities at the end of this month if the school board didnt pay $724,000 in utility deposits and sign a written contract. Judge Singbush also ruled no bond was necessary for the deposits. During a three-hour court hearing Monday evening, Judge Singbush pointed out the school board was current with its electrical and water bills. He also cited the school boards constitutional obligation to provide a free and appropriate education to all children. Shutting off electricity and water, he said, would prevent the school board from doing so. He also said keeping schools open serves the public interest. The ruling only applies to the current concerns of a request for temporary injunction filed by the school board February 14. Additional concerns, including those for storm water and fire service user fees, remain in litigation. 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. In 2011, the school board paid over $3.8 million in utility costs to the City alone. For the boards three utility accounts, city officials were demanding $272,000, $242,000, and $210,000 -a combined $724,000 deposit. INDEX Bookmark...........................15 Cherrywood......................27 Cop shop...............................3 Marion Landing................16 Oak Run...............................20 OTOW...................................14 Out to Pastor.....................13 Pun Alley.............................19 Puzzles.................................22CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & Businesses FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2012 VOLUME 17 NUMBER 39 www.smcitizen.com 32 ~ Friday, February 24, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Til the cows come home Cowboys herded 27 head of cattle through downtown Ocala Saturday as part of the beginning of the Southeastern Youth Fair and High School Rodeo. PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKSitting in a pen in the fields at the southern end of Osceola Avenue, this visitor was anxious to get going. Michael Hoffman, 6, of Morriston, waited by the power plant on Osceola Avenue. Cora Taylor, 3, and her brother Lane Taylor, 5, waited near Tuscawilla Park. Their mom said they are around cows frequently. The group stayed together, above, at the beginning, but later, at left, got off the pavement onto the grass. Dogs and cowboys herded them back to the road. A suspect in the Jan. 31 robbery of the convenience store at the corner of County Road 484 and State Road 200 has been arrested. Alexander Roman Wells, 40, of Apopka, was arrested on Southwest 153rd Lane and accused of armed commercial robbery. Bond was set at $100,000. According to online jail records, he was released on a surety bond on Feb. 17, the same day he was booked in. According to the arrest affidavit, the clerk was forced to hand over approximately $300 in cash. The suspect, the report said, had been hanging around the store for a while and was seen by other people, one of whom took a picture of his car with a cell phone. There were also pictures taken of the suspect himself. He eventually put a gun to the head of the clerk and demanded money. Detectives traced the car through the stickers on the back of the vehicle, and through that trace were able to link it to the suspect. Robbery suspect arrested Wells WMBA mixer scheduledThe West Marion Business Association will hold a mixer on Tuesday, Feb. 28, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Hiers-Baxley, 9695 S.W. 110th St., in the TimberRidge area. The group is also planning a spring expo, open to the public, on March 29 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Circle Square Cultural Center off 80th Avenue at the entrance to On Top of the World. For more information go to westmba.com. Oak Run Quilters Oak Run quilters Janet Sutphen, Joan Hughes, Barb Sabol and Marlene Smith help add stitches to the Marion County Quilt. This large, originally designed and handmade wall hanging will be on display in Oak Run and travel around the county to be exhibited for all to see. See Oak Run column, starting on Page 20. Come meet a group that devotes its efforts to the children of the world. The local Kiwanis Club holds meetings every Wednesday at the Bank of the Ozarks at 8 a.m., including an open house on Feb. 29. You will enjoy good speakers, good coffee and good fellowship. For information, call Bob Keyser at 352-291-0595 or Stan Magen at 352-873-3433. Among the groups projects are awards to Terrific Kids at College Park Elementary School, which recognize the efforts of outstanding students each month in an assembly program. They also support community efforts through the Builders Club. For the students at Forest High, they support their March of Dimes walk and other efforts of their Key Club for the community. For the college crowd, Kiwanis supports Circle K, which is an international service club. The hope is to build the concept of service to others at an early age. Many community Kiwanis plans open house meeting next Wednesday PLEASESEEKIWANIS PAGE3

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Friday, February 24, 2012 ~ 31 www.smcitizen.com 2 ~ Friday, February 24, 2012 www.smcitizen.com 000AJAP M a r i o n C o u n t y s # 1 P r e o w n e d D e a l e r M a r i o n C o u n t y s # 1 P r e o w n e d D e a l e r Marion Countys #1 Preowned Dealer! D I S C O U N T S U P T O D I S C O U N T S U P T O DISCOUNTS UP TO $ 4 0 0 0 $ 4 0 0 0 $ 4,000 R A T E S F R O M 2 1 9 % R A T E S F R O M 2 1 9 % RATES FROM 2.19% $ 2 5 0 I N F R E E G A S $ 2 5 0 I N F R E E G A S $250 IN FREE GAS!* VISIT WWW.AUTOMAXOCALA.COM TO VIEW OUR SPECIALS *$250 in free gas with purchase, not to be combined with any other offer. All prices and payments ar e with $1,000 cash or trade equity, tax, tag, and $395 administration fee extra. PaymentS are for 75 months at 3.99%, with approved credit. Photos are for illustration purposes only. A MEMBER OF THE PEARSON AUTOMOTIVE GROUP (352) 401-0808 Toll Free 888-877-0808 1918 SW 17th Street Ocala, FL HOURS: Mon-Fri 9-8 Saturday 9-7 Sunday 11-6 2005 HONDA CR-V #M9985A, EX, LOCAL TRADE $ 8 9 9 5 $ 8 9 9 5 $8,995 2010 HYUNDAI ACCENT #M025, GLS $ 9 9 9 5 / $ 1 4 9 M O $ 9 9 9 5 / $ 1 4 9 M O $9,995/$149 MO. 2010 FORD FOCUS #M10162, SE, GREAT MPG $ 1 1 4 9 5 / $ 1 7 5 M O $ 1 1 4 9 5 / $ 1 7 5 M O $11,495/$175 MO. 2010 DODGE AVENGER #M069, SXT, WELL EQUIPPED $ 1 1 9 9 5 / $ 1 7 9 M O $ 1 1 9 9 5 / $ 1 7 9 M O $11,995/$179 MO. 2011 CHEVROLET HHR #M039, LT $ 1 2 4 9 5 / $ 1 8 9 M O $ 1 2 4 9 5 / $ 1 8 9 M O $12,495/$189 MO. 2011 CHEVROLET IMPALA #M10163, LS, GREAT MPG $ 1 2 9 9 5 / $ 1 9 5 M O $ 1 2 9 9 5 / $ 1 9 5 M O $12,995/$195 MO. 2010 HONDA ACCORD SDN #M012, LX, 10 BEST WINNER! $ 1 4 9 9 5 / $ 2 2 5 M O $ 1 4 9 9 5 / $ 2 2 5 M O $14,995/$225 MO. 2011 TOYOTA CAMRY #M10117, LE $ 1 4 9 9 5 / $ 2 2 5 M O $ 1 4 9 9 5 / $ 2 2 5 M O $14,995/$225 MO. 2007 TOYOTA TACOMA #M031, SR5 PRERUNNER $ 1 4 9 9 5 $ 1 4 9 9 5 $14,995 2011 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA SEDAN #M10113, ALL NEW BODY STYLE $ 1 4 9 9 5 / $ 2 2 5 M O $ 1 4 9 9 5 / $ 2 2 5 M O $14,995/$225 MO. 2010 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY #M10065, TOURING $ 1 5 4 9 5 / $ 2 3 5 M O $ 1 5 4 9 5 / $ 2 3 5 M O $15,495/$235 MO. 2008 LINCOLN MKZ #M071, ONLY 30K MILES, VERY CLEAN $ 1 6 9 9 5 / $ 2 5 5 M O $ 1 6 9 9 5 / $ 2 5 5 M O $16,995/$255 MO. 2011 DODGE JOURNEY #M067, SXT, ALL NEW BODY STYLE $ 1 7 9 9 5 / $ 2 6 9 M O $ 1 7 9 9 5 / $ 2 6 9 M O $17,995/$269 MO. 2011 HYUNDAI SANTA FE #M014, GLS, AUTO $ 1 7 9 9 5 / $ 2 6 9 M O $ 1 7 9 9 5 / $ 2 6 9 M O $17,995/$269 MO. 2009 ACURA TSX #M10122, VERY NICE CAR $ 1 8 4 9 5 / $ 2 7 9 M O $ 1 8 4 9 5 / $ 2 7 9 M O $18,495/$279 MO. 2011 CHEVROLET COLORADO #M040, CREW CAB, LT $ 1 8 9 9 5 / $ 2 8 5 M O $ 1 8 9 9 5 / $ 2 8 5 M O $18,995/$285 MO. 2011 BUICK REGAL #M10133, CXL, LEATHER $ 1 9 9 9 5 / $ 2 9 9 M O $ 1 9 9 9 5 / $ 2 9 9 M O $19,995/$299 MO. 2011 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1500 #M10197, CREW CAB, LT $ 2 0 4 9 5 / $ 3 0 9 M O $ 2 0 4 9 5 / $ 3 0 9 M O $20,495/$309 MO. 2011 CHEVROLET CAMARO #M10129, LT $ 2 0 9 9 5 / $ 3 1 5 M O $ 2 0 9 9 5 / $ 3 1 5 M O $20,995/$315 MO. 2008 NISSAN 350Z #M055, NICE CAR $ 2 0 9 9 5 / $ 3 1 5 M O $ 2 0 9 9 5 / $ 3 1 5 M O $20,995/$315 MO. 2012 VOLKSWAGEN CC #M060, SPORT, LEATHER $ 2 1 4 9 5 / $ 3 2 5 M O $ 2 1 4 9 5 / $ 3 2 5 M O $21,495/$325 MO. 2010 JEEP WRANGLER #M10012, SAHARA, HART TOP, LOADED, 8K MILES $ 2 1 9 9 5 / $ 3 2 9 M O $ 2 1 9 9 5 / $ 3 2 9 M O $21,995/$329 MO. 2011 FORD F-150 #M015, CREW CAB, XLT, 5.0 LITER 360 HP $ 2 2 9 9 5 / $ 3 4 5 M O $ 2 2 9 9 5 / $ 3 4 5 M O $22,995/$345 MO. 2010 CADILLAC CTS #M10064, RED JEWEL $ 2 3 9 9 5 / $ 3 5 9 M O $ 2 3 9 9 5 / $ 3 5 9 M O $23,995/$359 MO. 2011 HYUNDAI GENESIS #M10130, MUST SEE $ 2 3 9 9 5 / $ 3 5 9 M O $ 2 3 9 9 5 / $ 3 5 9 M O $23,995/$359 MO. 2011 DODGE DURANGO #M10107, LEATHER, CREW, NICE VEHICLE $ 2 4 9 9 5 / $ 3 7 5 M O $ 2 4 9 9 5 / $ 3 7 5 M O $24,995/$375 MO. 2011 NISSAN ARMADA #M024, SV, LEATHER, BACK-UP CAMERA, TOW PKG $ 2 7 9 9 5 / $ 4 1 9 M O $ 2 7 9 9 5 / $ 4 1 9 M O $27,995/$419 MO. 2011 CHEVROLET TAHOE #M10195, LEATHER, TOW PACKAGE $ 2 9 4 9 5 / $ 4 4 5 M O $ 2 9 4 9 5 / $ 4 4 5 M O $29,495/$445 MO. 2010 NISSAN 370Z #M030, TOURING ROADSTER, LOADED! $ 3 0 9 9 5 / $ 4 6 5 M O $ 3 0 9 9 5 / $ 4 6 5 M O $30,995/$465 MO. 2011 CADILLAC SRX #M020, MOONROOF, MUST SEE $ 3 2 4 9 5 / $ 4 8 9 M O $ 3 2 4 9 5 / $ 4 8 9 M O $32,495/$489 MO. 000AMWT

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Friday, February 24, 2012 ~ 3 www.smcitizen.com 30 ~ Friday, February 24, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Add Up TheSAVINGSwith a Name Address City State Zip Phone 10 Words $8.20 Per Week 44 For Each Additional Word Pricing Includes Online All Ads Must Be Prepaid All Credit Card s Accepted 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 10WORDS$8.20+44AWORD(IncludesOnline)=TOTAL For your convenience, mail with payments to South Marion Citizen office at 8810 SW SR 200, Unit 104, Ocala, FL 34481 or call...Serving S.R. 200 Communities & Businesses CallTollFree1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIEDAD SMC_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_11 Todays New Ads Familys Choice Electrical Repair EC 13003820 for all of your electrical needs Trouble shooting our specialty, surge protection, landscape lighting, golf cart outlets, recessed lighting and more Our technicians are FBI background checked, uniformed with name badges, and drug free. Call 352-347-4321 today and ask Jan about your FREE home safety check with electrical service. Domestic OTOW,Healthy Gentleman seeks trustworthy woman for permanent live-in position for light housekeeping, errands and trasportation to doctors and shopping in exchange for salary. Private room and bath Call for Appointment (352) 854-7516, 216-7509 How To Make Your Car Disappear...Simply advertise in the Classifieds and get results quickly! TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403www.smcitizen.com Professional EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR United Way of Citrus County, a non-profit agency, is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Chief Professional Officer/Executive Director. This position serves as chief executive officer of United Way of Citrus County Providing innovative and strategic leadership while working with the Board of Directors to achieve community impact. Works with community partners, leaders, and staff to implement the strategic plans to improve education, achieve financial stability and promote healthy lives. Maintains accountability for the overall operational and fiscal integrity of the organization. Skills: Ability to prepare and administer a non-profit budget. Excellent communications skills (oral and written). Ability to work successfully with a non-profit governing board. Ability to coordinate the annual fund raising campaign. Knowledge of community planning operations. Provides a professional image to the community. Sound ethical and moral principles. Commitment to the mission, vision and values of United Way. Education: A minimum of a Bachelors Degree in business, management, finance, accounting, social services or related fields. Experience: A minimum of 3 to 5 years managerial experience, preferably with a non-profit health/human service agency or business. Send r esume to: United Way of Citrus County 1205 NE 5th Street, Suite A Crystal River, FL 34429 Sales Help Manager Needed Openings in mgt. Exp. Prefd but not reqd Training & Benefits $650 -$850. Call Ms. Watson 352-436-4460 General Help B & M LANDSCAPING LANDSCAPERS $8.00 to $10.00 Per Hour. Must Have Valid DL.. Exp. In Trimming & Have Own Transportation. Contact Blue & Marsha (352)854-0161 Schools/ Instruction NEED A NEW CAREER? 2 WEEK PREP COURSES! ALF ADMINISTRATOR $300. EKG $475. NURSING ASST. $475. PHLEBOTOMY $475. taylor college.edu (352) 245-4119 FB, twitter, you tube Appliances WHIRLPOOL FREEZER TOP refrigerator 25 cubic feet, icemaker excel cond white,used only 6 months, $300 obo352-861-1431 Just call and see how easy it is to make money with the classifieds. ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MAXIMUM 10 WORDS RUNSFOR 2 WEEKS FREE TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403 Auctions 4 SALES THURS. FEB. 23, 3PM Estate Adventur e Auction 2 Sea-Ship containers, Contractor & Shop tools, PU Box, vinyl coated fence, fuel tank, washer dryer, household goods & furn. Pampered Chef, Longabergers, lots of dolls, musical instr. & more at gallery FRI. FEB. 24, 9AM INVERNESS REAL EST A TE & CONTENTS AUCTION, 6762 E Hampton Lane 2/2 SOLD ABSOLUTE 1580+ sq.ft, 2/2 & adjoin. lot + all contents. BEVERL Y HILLS HOME REAL EST A TE 518 S. Harrison St. Prev: 3PM Auction 4PM 2/2 Home 1625 sq.ft. with wood & tile flooring THURS&FRI FEB 23&24 ESTATE TAG SALE 7AM-3PM 564 N. Indigo Terr., Hernando. Entire home contents to be sold incl LR sofa group, wall units, lots of yard art, statuary, more and more w/photos coming on the website soon SA T FEB. 25, 11AM FIREARMS AUCTION Over 200 pcs to be sold live and online at gallery. Catalog & photos on website. w/FFL dealer DudleysAuction.com 4000 S. Fla. Ave. (US 41-S) Inverness (352) 637-9588 AB1667 Maine-ly RE 381384 10% BP Furniture White wicker desk and chair $25. (352) 509-4733 General A-1 BUYER! Old Costume Jewelry, Items of Value, Antiques, Fishing Mens Watches, Guns352-344-3809 Wanted to Buy Ca$h for Old StuffJewelry, Military, Knives, Toys, Tools, Magazines, Coins & Iron SkilletsCall for Info (352) 237-2478 or (352) 682-6003 Wanted to Buy I W ANT TO BUY Your CAR, TRUCK, SUV, RV, BOAT, Imports or Any Model, Any Condition, No Titlle OK. Paying up to $20,000 or More. (813) 458-0584 WANT TO BUY HOUSE or MOBILE AnyAr ea Condition or Situation. Call (352) 726-9369 Mobile Homes In Park 55 + Community 2 BD 1 BA. Florida rm completely furnished washer & dryer, handicap access. Lot rent $269 Priced to sale $5500 obo (352) 671-2866 Rent: Houses Unfurnished 55+ SPRUCE CREEK NORTH2 Bd/2Ba/2 car gar. excel. cond. screen lanai Immed. occupancy $650 mo. Includes ammenities (352) 266-0516. Rent or Sale OAK RUN Large Furnished home Yearly Rental or Sell No animals or smoking (352) 622-2024 Real Estate For Sale Inverness Highlands West Two adjoining lots for sale-3566 S. Dean $8K adjoining lot $7K. (352) 302-1940 Just call and see how easy it is to make money with the classifieds. ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MAXIMUM 10 WORDS RUNSFOR 2 WEEKS FREE TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403 Real Estate For Sale PUBLISHERS NOTICE: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Inverness Homes Large 1 Fam. Carol Terrace, Inverness. 4BR 3BA, 2700 sq ft under air, 2.8 acres fully fenced, important updates done. $220,000. Owner 352-419-7017 Dunnellon 10 ACRES w/2 Houses one block, one doublewide. $175K 352-854-5564 352-465-2159 Vehicles Wanted BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$200 & UP (352) 771-6191 WE BUY ANY VEHICLE Perfect Cond. or Not Titled,No title, No problem. Paying up to $25K any make, any model Call A.J. 813-335-3794/ 531-4298 Cars We BUY Cars, Trucks Vans & SUVs, lic/Ins hogstenautosales .com (352) 867-9057 Care For the Elderly MOBILE HAIR CARE FULL SERVICE IN YOUR HOME LICENSED BEAUTICIAN/CNA WILL SERVICE THE HOME BOUND AND ELDERLY. CALL CATHY (352) 237-3347 Computers COMPUTER TRAINING Private lessons. $50/hr. Patrick Killian 425-7935 L ET U S W ORK F OR Y OU CALL TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403South Marion CitizenClassifieds Get Results! Electrical Familys Choice Electrical Repair EC 13003820 for all of your electrical needs Trouble shooting our specialty, surge protection, landscape lighting, golf cart outlets, recessed lighting and more Our technicians are FBI background checked, uniformed with name badges, and drug free. Call 352-347-4321 today and ask Jan about your FREE home safety check with electrical service. Handyman Steves Handyman Service (352) 854-4927 000ANGJ Pressure Cleaning Lees Pressure Washing Quality work at low prices! 352-489-6786 leaders develop from these clubs. Books for pre-kindergarteners are an annual effort as is participation in the Sheriffs Halloween party, where hundreds of children dress up for a great evening of games and snacks. Their costumes would make Hollywood proud. The club runs the games while face painting and tattoos are the artistic endeavors of Paula Magen and her merry band of clowns known as DClowns. For the holidays, Kiwanis joins the community in ringing a bell for the Salvation Army kettles and gathering toys for tots. Meals on Wheels participation is coordinated by Ken Tremewen, who does a great job of coordinating all the volunteers, some of whom are not Kiwanis members, but are welcome in this effort. If any of you would like to participate as a non-member and greet people with a hot meal and a warm smile call Stan Magen at 352-873-3433. You are sure to feel their gratitude. In addition to service, Kiwanis contributes to other organizations worldwide thanks to its dues and a variety of fundraising efforts. Best of these is the spring yard sale held in the Ozark bank parking lot at Friendship shopping center. Many thanks to the bank for this effort as well as providing our meeting room. Among these supported are the pediatric unit at Shands hospital, a prenatal care program in underdeveloped countries, Camp Kiwanis, Hospice, March of Dimes and Salvation Army. Since 1962 Kiwanis has become international with members in more than 70 nations. The float at the Rose Bowl this year projected the theme of brotherhood. It is a great family come see why! KIWANISCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Marions Most Wanted Robert Adkins 33, felony bench warrant for failure to appear pre-trial conference count 1 drive while license revoked as habitual offender. Ulysses Bennett 35, felony bench warrant for failure to appear arraignment count 1 drive while license revoked as habitual offender. Shelly Elliott 29, felony violation of probation count 1 and count 2 dealing in stolen property. Orvin Legette 22, felony bench warrant for failure to appear pre-trial conference count 1 grand theft; count 2 dealing in stolen property. Roosevelt Scott 19, felony bench warrant for failure to appear pre-trial conference count 1 grand theft. Leverk Williford 28, felony violation of probation possession of alprazolam. A burglary at a Ciggys For Less store off State Road 200 on Southwest 93rd Court Road on Feb. 1 netted the perpetrator many scratch-off lottery tickets. The suspect broke into the store by breaking the glass in the front door, and only the tickets were taken. Deputies are looking for the man seen in the above photos at a convenience store. If you recognize this man, call the Sheriffs Office. An Ocala man was arrested and charged with retail petit theft and resisting a merchant. According to the Marion County Sheriffs Office, Ted William Kotowske, 40, of Southwest 109th Place Road, was observed by the loss prevention officer at Walmart taking multiple DVDs and then putting them in his pants while he went to the toy aisle. After he walked past all points of sale, he was stopped by the officer, but pushed and pulled away from the officer and left the store. However, in the parking lot he immediately was taken into custody by two deputies. According to the report, he still had the DVDs in his pants. In another retail theft case, this time at Bealls, Stefano Albert Squartino, 19, of Southwest 210th Avenue in Dunnellon, was given a notice to appear after he allegedly took a $20 T-shirt. Two retail thefts, resisting a merchant reported From Noon Friday, March 9 To Sunset Sunday, March 11 at Sertoma Youth Ranch at On-Site Camping Entertainment by Floridas Best Songwriters and Singers Florida Songwriting Contest Workshops Arts and Crafts Food Childrens Activities Bring your Lawn Chairs Rain or Shine 000ALWU Will McLean Music Festival 2012 For camping information, call 352-465-2167. For more about the festival visit www.willmclean.com 000AM7U Cleanmaster CLEANMASTER CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING Servicing All Of Citrus & Marion County For 25 Years 489-4844 O W N E R D O E S T H E W O R K We Also Have Outdoor Pressure Cleaning Available. 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Saturday, Feb. 25 Stearns to hold town meeting 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. Kingdom of the Sun Concert Band The Kingdom of the Sun Concert Band will present A Musical Potpourri concert series on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 2 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 26 at 3 p.m. at the Marion Technical Institute (formerly Forest High School), 1614 S.E. Fort King St., Ocala. Musical selections include Highlights from CATS, Jericho, More Than You Know, Slippery Gentlemen (featuring the trombone section) and others. All performances are free and open to the public. For more information, call 352-624-9291 or check out the bands website at www.kingdomofthesunband.org.International Foods FestivalJoin us for the 18th annual International Foods Festival on Saturday, Feb. 25 at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 7171 S.W. State Road 200, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Enrichment Center. Enjoy food specialties from Italy, Germany, Spain, England, Ireland, Sweden, Poland Jamaica, Greece, Mexico and many more. Generous food samples are priced at $1 and $2. For more information, call the church office at 352-2373035. African American Read-InCelebrate African-American literature by joining community leaders and readers as the Marion County Public Library System hosts the 23rd Annual African American Read-In from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, at its Headquarters-Ocala location (2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala). To participate, the public is encouraged to select a book and share in a reading from a favorite AfricanAmerican author or choose from a suggested selection provided by the public library staff. Contact the Headquarters-Ocala Information Services Division at 352-6718551 for more information. African Violet Club to meetThe African Violet Club of Ocala will meet on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 10:30 a.m. at the Marion County Sheriffs Office Brian Litz substation, 9048 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala Light refreshments will be served. For more information on the benefits of club membership, please check the website at www.AfricanVioletClubofOcala.org. If you have any questions write a note to us from our website contact page or contact our AVCO President, Laura Perdomo, at pretyinsde@netzero.net or 352-625-6467. Sunday, Feb. 26 Breakfast at the Moose From 9 to 11:30 a.m., a full individual menu is offered, including eggs any style, potatoes, choice of meats, juice, coffee and more at a great price! Meet new people at the friendliest place in town, 10411 S.W. 110th St. Phone is 352-854-2200. Monday, Feb. 27 School candidates to debate Diana Greene, George Tomyn, and Wally Wagoner, candidates for School Superintendent of the Marion County Schools, will participate in a debate sponsored by the Tea Party Solutions of Ocala. The debate will be held at the groups regular meeting time at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 27, at the Berean Baptist Church 4800 S.W. 20th St., Ocala. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend More participation in local government is the groups goal. Retired nurses to meetThe Citrus Marion Chapter of the Registered Nurses Retired (RNR) will meet at the Inverness Golf and Country Club on Monday, Feb. 27. Sign in for the meeting starts at 11 a.m., lunch at 11:30 and the speaker follows a noon. Our speaker will be Karen Strouse of the Guardian Ad Litem Program. Our charity will be the Guardian Ad Litem Program and a cash donation is appreciated. Retired RN's 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 cancer survivors meetThe Breast Cancer SOS (Sisterhood of Survivors) Support Group meets the last Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. We meet at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St. in Room 104. Our next meeting will be Tuesday, Feb. 28. At this meeting, Cammy Dennis, Fitness Director at On Top of the World, will speak to us about fall prevention. If you have any questions, please contact Gail Tirpak at 352291-6904. Wednesday, Feb. 29 Bingo at the Moose Bingo, open to the public, is played each Wednesday beginning at 12:45 p.m., with opportunities to win big! Join us for fun and fellowship while supporting the lodge and its charitable endeavors. Located just one mile north of the State Road 200 main entrance of Oak Run, 10411 S.W. 110th St. Phone is 352-854-2200.Thursday, March 1 WOW Singles to meet WOW Singles will meet at the following locations. There are no dues. Please call 352-861-9487 or 352-2375842 for more info. March 1, Thursday, 12:30 p.m., Cuvee Wine and Bistro, 2237 S.W. 19th Ave. Road. March 15, Thursday, 12:30 p.m., Red Lobster, 3393 S.W. College Road.Friday, March 2 Spring sale at Ocala WestA spring sale will be held Friday, March 2, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, March 3, from 8 a.m. to noon, at Ocala West United Methodist Church, Stanfield Hall inside and out, 9330 S.W. 105th St. There will be treasures galore, including household items, electronics, furniture, clothing, garden and outdoor items, and a bake sale. Saturday, March 3 Tee Time for TotsCommunity Bank and Trust of Florida is having the 10th annual Tee Time for Tots Golf Tournament on March 3 at Del Webb Spruce Creek. Funds are being raised to benefit the Marion County Homeless Children & Youth program and they need our assistance more than ever. Right here in our own back yard there are over 1,500 school aged homeless children. These statistics are just shocking. All tournament information can be found on the www.teetimefortots.com website, including registration and sponsorship forms. Friday, February 24, 2012 ~ 29 www.smcitizen.com 4 ~ Friday, February 24, 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 fruit, coffee/tea are on the menu for only $3.50 per person. Get your tickets for a typical G.I. breakfast at the March 1 Vet Club meeting or from Geri. Remember, tickets go fast. A special note, the breakfast coincides with the Social Committees kick off of the Fun in the Sun games. 12th annual barbecueThe VFW will host the 12th annual barbecue picnic on Saturday, March 24. This fun event is held at the VFW Retirement Home in Fort McCoy. Go to the VFW website for more information and details. www.vfwretirementhome.flvfw.org Tickets are limited so order on line or see Bill Mahar. You can also contact me at urperssec@yahoo.com. Spotlight on Excellence: There are many people in Cherrywood who have a unique talent; an interesting past or a promising future or are significant to the Cherrywood community. This weeks featured individual is a person you all know if youve ever seen her smiling face in the office or heard her cheerful voice when she answers the phone; our own, Geri. Her title is Community Center Manager and her responsibilities are many and varied. Maintenance, improvements and repairs to the common areas; coordinating the many events and activities at Cherrywood; putting the Chirp (our monthly newsletter) together and many more duties rest squarely on her shoulders. Geri was born in New Hampshire, the oldest of four children. Her parents, Gert and Ernie Laquerre, are still living in that beautiful state. Two of her brothers also live there and her third brother lives in New York. Happily married to her husband of four years, Lentz, the two enjoy a wide variety of interests and hobbies. Their first priority of course is family and between the two of them they share six children, and l7 grandchildren. Holidays are just a little bit busy at their home or when they are traveling to see their loved ones. Their children live in Arkansas, Ohio, Connecticut and also Florida. Music is a big part of Lentz and Geris life as he is an accomplished drummer. He also plays mandolin, guitar and a custom made ukulele that Geri had made especially for him. When asked if she gets serenaded, she smiled but would not elaborate. Her greatest satisfaction working at Cherrywood comes from supporting and sponsoring health care projects; working closely with the residents and promoting Cherrywood Estates. Asked about her greatest frustration she answered, Not being able to answer all of the questions all of the time when people ask about something. Geri is proud of her work; loves the people she works with and for and is always there to support the well being of Cherrywood. Next time youre near the office, stop in and say thank you to this tireless and whole hearted supporter of our beautiful community. From Your Reporter:If you have ideas, suggestions or comments on this column please feel free to email me at urperssec@yahoo.com. Your opinion is important to me and always welcome. CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 28 Residents of Marion County have an unprecedented opportunity to participate in a historic study that has the potential to change the face of cancer for future generations. Men and women between the ages of 30 and 65 who have never been diagnosed with cancer are needed to participate in the American Cancer Societys Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS3). CPS-3 will enroll a diverse population of up to half a million people across the United States and Puerto Rico. The opportunity for local residents to enroll in CPS-3 will take place at the Ocala Relay for Life Trinity Catholic High School on April 13 from 6 to 10 p.m. These volunteers will help researchers better understand the lifestyle, environmental, and genetic factors that cause or prevent cancer To enroll in the study, individuals complete two steps, one in person and one at home. As part of the in-person enrollment, individuals complete a brief written survey, have their waist measured, sign an informed consent, and give a small blood sample. The enrollment process is complete when individuals complete the more comprehensive baseline survey. Over the course of the study which is anticipated to last 20 to 30 years participants will be asked to fill out follow-up surveys every few years that will be sent to their home. The initial enrollment process takes about 30 minutes at the local event and an additional 45 to 60 minutes at home to fill out the more comprehensive baseline survey. Periodic follow-up surveys of various lengths are expected to be sent every few years to individuals. The voluntary, long-term commitment by participants is what will produce benefits for decades to come. Taking an hour or so every few years to fill out a survey and potentially save someone from being diagnosed with cancer in the future is a commitment that thousands of volunteer participants have already made. Were looking for more likeminded individuals in marion county to join this effort that we know will save lives and improve the outlook for future generations, said Dr. Patel. For information or to learn how to become involved with CPS-3, visit cancer.org/cps3, email cps3@cancer org, or call toll-free 1-888-604-5888. Cancer study seeks participants R AMUNNO L AW F IRM P A Lorenzo Ramunno, Esq. 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Saturday, March 3 Chess Club to meet The chess club that formed at the Freedom Public Library meets the first Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grab your board and chess pieces and come on down. Interested persons are invited to attend for a rousing game of chess. Its your move! For more information, call Ron at 352873-2276. Concert at First CongregationalThe Southern Express 18-piece Big Band will be performing at First Congregational United Church of Christ on Saturday, March 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. Refreshments will be served following the program. Donation: $10 per person. Call the church office at 352-237-3035 for tickets Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (7171 SW State Road 200).Elks gear up for Army of HopeFinal plans are being made for the second annual Army of Hope, an afternoon of fun for the while family on Saturday, March 3. Starting at noon, the day's events planned for outside the front of the Elks lodge on Northeast 25th Avenue include clowns, face-painting, child ID program, bounce house, static military and law enforcement displays, plus two special highlights: a war bird flyover and a huge display of vintage Corvettes. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children under 10 and that includes a big lunch and drink courtesy of US Food. In addition, there are lots of door prizes and raffles, plus music, throughout the afternoon. Proceeds from the event go to needy military families in our area. For more info, contact Mike Mongrelize at 352-6364127. Mega book sale at Winn-DixieA mega book sale to benefit Sheltering Hands Rescue, featuring used books, CDs, videos and crafts, will take place Saturday, March 3, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Winn-Dixie, 8445 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. Buy eight hard cover books, get one free. Donate your aluminum beverage cans. For more information, call 352-291-1962.Showtime for Sweet Adelines Music lovers need to mark your calendars for the Summer Springs Sweet Adelines Chorus annual show, Saturday, March 3, at 3 p.m. in the First Christian Church, 1908 S.E. Fort King Street, Ocala. The popular river songs will be featured in "Lazy River Dayze," with a guest performance by the Ocala Civic Theater Singers. Tickets at $10 may be reserved now. Group rates are available from $6-$8 Call Jackie at 352-888-8841. Tickets are also available at the door for $12. Door prizes available. Noted author to speak 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. Rock's 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.Concert at First CongregationalThe Southern Express 18-piece Big Band will be performing at First Congregational United Church of Christ on Saturday, March 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. Refreshments will be served following the program. Donation: $10 per person. Call the church office at 352-237-3035 for tickets Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (7171 SW State Road 200).Tuesday, March 6 Buddy Liles in concert Buddy Liles will be in concert on March 6 at 6 p.m. at the Ocala Church of the Nazarene, 5884 S.E. 60th Ave., Ocala. Liles has sung with the Florida Boys Quartet over 25 years, with Landmark Quartet of Cincinnati, Ohio and on Bill Gaither Videos. He was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame. Thursday, March 8 Palm Cay GOP to meetOn March 8, the Palm Cay Republican Club will be holding its monthly meeting at the Oasis Club in Palm Cay. The speakers for March are Pat Gabriel who is a candidate for County Commissioner from District 5, Mike Amsted who is a candidate for County Commissioner from District 1, and Barbara Ruse who is a candidate for Marion County Supervisor of Elections. The meeting will begin promptly at 7 p.m. and last until 8. Refreshments will be served after the meeting with lots of time to ask questions of the guests. For more information please contact James Pettus, 352-438-9662.International Womans DayBarbara Surian, a motivational speaker and resident of Ocala, will be inspiring young women at the International Woman's 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, Florida's 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. 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In just three hours, youll have your very own terrific painting to take home. Believe it. Have your cake and eat it too:With TV shows like, The Next Great Baker, Cake Boss and Cupcake Wars, there has been an ever increasing interest in learning how to decorate and shape cakes for every occasion. Cherrywood residents have the opportunity to learn how to do this delicate art form a professional. Marivi Bassabe is a native of Puerto Rico where she learned cake decorating and sugar sculpture as a hobby. It soon became her passion and when she moved to the United States back in 1982 with her husband Pablo, she began teaching this art form. Miami Dade College and Palmetto High School home economics classes was where she learned to share her love of cake decorating and sculpture, with the joy of empowering others to find a profession and direction for life. In addition to making realistic and beautiful sugar flowers for cakes and display, Marivi does an art form called Gota Freia. In this medium, she takes colorful photos and enhances their lines and colors and then covers them with a glossy surface. The photo becomes more vibrant and three dimensional in appearance and to the touch. If you would like to learn more about any of these artistic endeavors, contact Marivi at www.marivis.com. Her website discusses all of her experience and work and has some really cool pictures also. Photo Class With the new point and shoot technology, taking photos is relatively easy but taking great photos is an art form all its own. Some folks here at Cherrywood have expressed an interest in starting up a class on photography. People want to learn more about cameras, picture composition, portraits, still life, action photos and the many other aspects of taking high quality photos. If you would be interested in such a class, call Geri at the office or email me and well see about putting something together. It would be fun, informative and interesting learning about both picture taking and new camera technologies. If you are a Cherrywood resident and professional photography is on your resume, you may want to teach and guide your friends and neighbors with your knowledge. Contact Geri or your humble reporter if you would like to share your experience and talent. Attention veterans: meeting and moreCherrywood Veterans Club will meet on March 1 at 2 p.m. to elect officers for the coming year and to get a full report on last years activities and the coming schedule of events. If you are a veteran and a Cherrywood veteran, you are eligible and welcome to join and take part in the many activities and services offered by this group. Thursday, March 22, interested Veterans Club members will be going to the Hernando County Sportsmans Club for a day of shooting fun. We will leave the clubhouse at 9 a.m. and the cost is only $17 for range fees; targets and a donation for drivers taking four or more people. Shooting is pistol caliber firearms only and shooters must supply their own eye and ear protection as well as ammunition. After the range, from 10:30 12:30, everyone will meet at the Boathouse Restaurant in Crystal River for lunch. If you want to bring your significant other, they are welcome also but there is a limit of 23 shooters so sign up at the meeting on March 1 at 2 p.m. Veterans Breakfast: From 9 to 10:30 Saturday morning, March 31, the Veterans will host the first breakfast of the season. S.O.S., scrambled eggs, sausage, juice, CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 27 Oil Painting Class Geri Jermyn, Liz Broccio, Joan Bartholomew, Debbie Blackburn, Instructor, Aprile Guglielmi and Barbara Getchell. PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD PAGE29 S U M M E R S R A I N 000ANGV IRRIGATION IRRIGATION Proudly watering your lawns and gardens for over 25 years! 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R ich Hurley was the game host for another rousing game of trivia last Wednesday evening at Cherrywood. The teams came out, registered, and tried their best to answer questions about presidents; vice presidents and the White House. Rich came up with some great questions and informative answers. Everyone was surprised at how much they thought they knew and how much they actually knew. Occasional murmurs were heard at the various tables as the teams huddled together and laughter rang out as many of the answers were more comical than factual. An example was the question, What song do they play when the vice president comes out on stage? One team answered, Send in the Clowns. There were several ties for second and third place so all the teams were pretty evenly matched but one team stood out. Carolyn and Fran Mullen; Judy and Jim Durst came in first with a score to be proud of, at least until next month. Then, we, the other teams, will have a chance at revenge. Congratulations to the winners. Monthly trivia is a real treat for everyone concerned so if you havent tried it yet, reserve the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Come to the Clubhouse and spend some time teasing your brain and sharing good times with friends and neighbors. Where else can you have this much fun for just a dollar per person? Caribbean Cruise TicketsThe Veterans Club Caribbean cruise raffle is still in progress. Win a three-day trip to the Bahamas on Royal Caribbean Cruise lines. Port fees, taxes and gratuities are included not to mention an extra hundred dollars in spending money. Tickets are just $10 each or three for $20 for the raffle that will be held on Memorial Day. Not only do you not have to be present to win, you dont even have to be a Cherrywood resident to purchase tickets and be a winner. See Geri in the office or ask any member of the Veterans Club and they will make sure you get all the tickets you want. Bocce Ball Every Saturday at 7 p.m., come on up to the Bocce Ball courts behind the Clubhouse and enjoy a great time and some friendly competition. Bring refreshments of your choice and join in the fun of this great game or just sit back and relax or cheer on your favorites. Cherrywood residents always enjoy the fellowship and lighthearted banter that takes place on Bocce Ball nights. When the temperature dips below 50 degrees, the players and spectators retreat to the Clubhouse to warm up beside the beautiful fireplace. What could be better than sharing an evening with friends, neighbors and family? Check out Cherrywood Bocce Ball nights, youll be happy you did. Oil PaintingThe third Friday of the month from 8:30 until 11:30 a.m. the Clubhouse at Cherrywood becomes an art studio. Easels and brushes, knives and tubes of oil paints are put out and students gather to explore their creative talents. Under the tutorship of Debbie Blackburn, students learn techniques and styles, color combinations and brush strokes while they create beautiful works of art. The students are eager to learn and Debbie is a capable and knowledgeable instructor so their personalities blend to make a harmonious atmosphere of shared talents. Even if you have never tried to paint before, you will find this art class an informative and exhilarating experience. One of the biggest joys I get from teaching is watching the look on my students faces when they complete a painting, Debbie confided. She further stated that painting is not just art it is a kind of therapy too because it takes total concentration when working on a picture. Debbie is a certified instructor from the Bob Ross School and has been teaching for more than a decade. She also teaches at Munroe Regional Medical Center for the Prestige 55 group. Energetic, personable and enthusiastic, Debbie brings a joy to teaching others that is contagious and inspiring. Saturday, March 10 Chili supper and bake sale Sister Concepta, who founded and oversees Brother Keeper's 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.Women's Spring BreakTake a break with the Women's Ministries of Christ's Church of Marion County on Saturday, March 10 at 9 a.m. and enjoy guest speaker Gaye Martin. Gaye's topics will include "Some Have It Some Don't," "Significant Signatures" and "Running the Race." The day will include a continental breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack. A love offering will be taken. For additional information contact Sharon Lombardo, 352-307-5101 or info@ccomc.org. Christ's Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., off State Road 200, Ocala. Phone 352-861-6182, website is www.ccomc.org.Sunday, March 11 Mezzo-soprano and pianist to performThe next Sunday Afternoon Arts at Countryside will take place on Sunday, March 11 at 3 p.m. in the sanctuary of Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. Highway 200, Ocala. Megan Thompson, mezzo-soprano, and Donna Topp, pianist, will present Our Nations Story: A Musical Review. They will perform works by popular American composers including Gershwin, Bernstein, Joplin, Barber and Weill as well as Broadway and Disney favorites. The diversity of the music guarantees something for everyone. Megan Thompson graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Music from Stetson University. While there she performed in several operas, competitions and solo recitals. She has appeared in many Ocala Civic Theatre productions including The Mikado. She is a soloist with the Central Florida Master Choir. Donna Dantz Topp graduated Cum Laude in music and psychology from Heidelberg University. She received her Masters from the State University of New York with further piano studies at the Eastman School of Music, Roberts Wesleyan College and Columbia University. While living in Rochester, Mississippi, Topp ran a private keyboard studio as well as being director of music, organist and choir director at several area churches. Since moving to Ocala she has been the accompanist for the Marion Civic Chorale, founded and directed the Oak Run Choraliers as well as substituting for many churches in the area. The public is invited. Admission is free but donations will be appreciated. For further information, call the church office at 352237-4633. Tuesday, March 13 Ocala Open Golf TourneyA Charity Pro-Am event kicks off the Ocala Open on Tues., March 13, 2012 at Candler Hills Golf Club. Proceeds from the event benefit Hospice of Marion County and Interfaith Emergency Services. Start the day with breakfast then select a tee gift at the Nike tent. Participants will warm-up next to pros who will be vying for Ocala Open honors; play golf with the pro and get a few pointers on your own game. The day concludes with the Champions Roundup Barbecue and Awards Luncheon. For more information, call 352-861-9712 or 352-8542765. 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 17 Green Thumb plant show, sale setSpring is around the corner and plans for the 5th annual Green Thumb Plant Show and Sale are under way for the event that's a local favorite which happens to fall on St. Patricks Day this year, Saturday, March 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Dunnellon. Vendors selling orchids, trees, shrubs, native plants, soil enhancers, yard art, woody ornamentals, palms, roses and a variety of flowering plants will line the lawns of the historic village of Dunnellon, home of the shopping district known for its festivals and events. For booth space or more information, please contact Nancy at 352-208-6789. 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 March 17. We will meet at 11:30 a.m. at the Ocala Hilton, 3600 S.W. 36th Ave. in Ocala. The menu will be corn beef and cabbage, boiled potatoes, vegetables, salad, coffee and dessert. The entertainment will be Harry Chambers on the keyboard. The cost is $16 per person. Reservations and payment must be made in advance. Payment must be received by Wednesday the 14th of March. Checks to be made out to Don Clauson and mailed to Don Clauson, 5901 S.W. 86th Place, Ocala, FL 34476. For further details call Don Clauson 352-861-1235 or Terry Rasmussen 352347-8362. Thursday, March 22 Food for Thought at Our RedeemerA "Food for Thought Luncheon" will take place at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 5200 S.W. State Road 200, on Thursday, March 22 at 11:30 a.m. The Speaker will be Joyce Semelka MS, RD. She will speak on medical nutrition self management. RSVP to reserve a seat to 352368-4028. Ocala Lions to collect items for Fisher HouseOn Saturday, March 24, the Ocala Lions Club will collect donations and personal care items to be given to the Fisher House Foundation in Tampa, Florida for families of veterans or military personnel who are being treated at a nearby military or VA medical facility. The event will be at the Big Lots store, 8600 S.W. State Road 200 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Fisher House, founded in 1990 by Zachary Fisher, provides a home-like facility for families to stay for brief periods of time in order to be near their loved ones undergoing medical treatment. Personal care items, such as shampoo or tooth paste/brushes, tissues, paper plates, paper cups and plastic food storage containers or bags are needed to help families needing to stay at Fisher House during this difficult time. Items may be purchased at Big Lots and monetary donations will be accepted. For further information about Fisher House, call (813) 910-3000 or contact Bill Thomas at 352-291-2600 about the event. Friday, February 24, 2012 ~ 27 www.smcitizen.com 711190 M AINTAIN THE H EALTH OF Y OUR B USINESS Advertise in 6 ~ Friday, February 24, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Hospice honors employeeThe annual Employee Excellence Awards held Jan. 28 recognized 12 outstanding employees, from volunteer services to clinical staff. All the nominees were heralded for their above and beyond service to hospice patients and fellow co-workers. At evenings end, the 2011 winner was announced: Heidi Tarnowski, RN, a seasoned nurse whose reputation as a trooper is well known among her peers. Tarnowski was introduced to nursing when she was on the receiving end of care at only 17. Seriously injured in a car accident, that experience inspired her to become the best nurse possible with the most challenging cases. After earning an RN at Inver Hills College in Minneapolis, she practiced in a variety of venues, including 10 years with disabled adults in a group home and later as a charge nurse with the VA. In 2008, the Tarnowski family relocated to Ocala and Hospice of Marion County was fortunate to hire her as a field nurse. PLEASESEEHOSPICE PAGE7 More winners at trivia C HERRYWOOD ESTATES J E John Everlove Trivia Winners Jim and Judy Durst, Fran and Carolyn Mullen. 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Friday, February 24, 2012 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 26 ~ Friday, February 24, 2012 www.smcitizen.com the Citizen Maintain the health of your business Advertise in 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 beautiful pipe organ at Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Ocala. The program will include works by David German, J.S. Bach, Csar Franck, Olivier Messiaen, Johann Pachelbel, Derek Bourgeois, and John Weaver. Some of the students are organ majors while others are doubling majors or minors in music with mechanical and aerospace engineering or linguistics. Their professor, Dr. Laura Ellis, presented a concert for Ocala AGO last November. Admission to the concert is free but a free-will offering will be taken. The American Guild of Organists is an organization with a national membership of over 20,000. Visit their website at www.agohq.org. For further information, call 352-537-0207.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 Sheriff's 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. Sunday, June 3 Vendors sought for Blueberry FestivalCraft vendors are being sought for the first Blueberry Festival in Ocala to benefit Sheltering Hands Rescue. The event will be Sunday, June 3, at Ramada Inn, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Ocala. Vendor fee is $20 inside space, $15/outside. The deadline for applications is April 16. There will be prizes, a baking contest, fresh blueberries, 50/50 raffle, and food. Please call 352-291-1962 for applications and/or more information. There is no typical day in this job, says Heidi. I care for people from all walks of life and help with their individual needs. It is never dull. In one extraordinary situation, Heidi encountered a patient whose disease had altered his state of mind and behavior, causing him to become violent and verbally abusive. For five hours one day, Tarnowski patiently worked with the patient to properly medicate him for symptom management and eventually transfer him to a hospice house, where he could receive 24-hour care. Heidi offered emotional support to his distraught wife, reassuring her it was the disease, not her husband that was causing the behavior. She did not want this wifes last memories of her husband to be of a violent man she hardly recognized. I am happy to be a part of this organization and supporting the mission for quality in the lives of our patients who are living while they are dying, says Heidi. I love helping people with their needs during this time of transition. HOSPICE CONTINUED FROM PAGE 6 Heidi Tarnowski More than 10,000 Marion County residents and their caregivers wake-up every day struggling to cope with Alzheimers disease. Alzheimers has become more prevalent over the past several years and it continues to grow. The number of people living with Alzheimers disease will only continue to grow as our population ages. On Tuesday, March 27, the Alzheimers Association is hosting a symposium at the Circle Square Cultural Center at On Top of the World starting at 8:30 a.m. for professionals and family caregivers who support those living with Alzheimers. The symposium will focus on the culture of aging. During the all-day event, registrants will learn about the most recent research developments and new methods in providing and caring for people living with the disease. Continuing Education Credits are available. Research is advancing all the time and there are new methods for helping those with Alzheimers being developed, said Brandy Gregg, Board Member, Alzheimers AssociationCentral and North Florida Chapter. For professionals and family caregivers who are new to dealing with the disease or for those who are more seasoned, this symposium offers an opportunity to connect with others and to get updated and refreshed on caring for those living with the disease. 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Friday, February 24, 2012 ~ 25 www.smcitizen.com T he pull of gravity, spin of our planet, or trips around the sun may cause the U.S. Supreme Court to render occasional decisions with predictable long-term unintended consequences. One such decision was Dred Scott in 1857. As you recall from high school history, Dred Scott was a slave owned by Peter Blow, who sold him to John Emerson, an army doctor. Emerson was posted to several states, including Missouri, where slavery was illegal and slaves were permitted to purchase their freedom. When Scotts offer of the $300 freedom fee was rejected, he sued. Four years and several courts later, the Supreme Court, with five justices who had been slave owners, decided that slaves were neither people nor citizens of any state. In his house-divided speech in 1858, Abraham Lincoln predicted the Dred Scott decision would lead to war. It did, nearly destroying the nation. Roe v. Wade in 1973 was another decision influenced by the spins and pulls of planet earth. Youll recall that Roe sued the State of Texas for violating her right to an abortion. None of several courts was brave enough to play the coward card duck the tricky case by declaring it moot. Case dismissed because Roe was no longer pregnant. Instead the Court declared that Roe and every female have a right to abortion until the unborn is viable outside the womb. After rummaging the constitution for a reason, the Court decided abortion must be a privacy right, implied but not stated in the due process clause of the fourteenth amendment. A more recent dizzying decision was the case of Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission. The Court said government has no authority to restrict the right of corporations to express themselves in elections, provided money isnt given directly to candidates as campaign contributions a distinction without a difference. Corporations are no longer artificial persons created by statutes. In Citizens United five justices said corporations are real people who can exercise their voices to influence elections. We consider the finding asinine. What voices? Will stockholders be asked for their opinions on candidates and issues? Not likely. Modern corporations are run for the enrichment of executives and their hand-picked directors. Corporation managers will now get two votes, one at work and the other at the polls. By a power not vested in the Supreme Court the Super Pac (political action committee) was born. In an outbreak of naivet five justices convinced themselves that Super Pacs would be independent from campaign committees and would not lead to political corruption. Pretenses of Super Pac independence from candidates and campaign committees evaporated quickly in recent presidential primaries. What next? The Super Pac decision wont start a civil war or encourage more abortions, but the Court has created another monster which could influence elections all the way down to county clerks. Despite its high level of legal learning, our Supreme Court seems permanently baffled by the law of unintended consequences. www.smcitizen.com 8 ~ Friday, February 24, 2012 L ast week was very busy for me. I spent a lot of time doing the paperwork involved in filing for an injunction against myself. Thats right, Im suing me. Its all because some of our government officials seem to forget the first three words of the preamble to the U.S. Constitution; you know, the words We the people. This kind of thing happens when officials ignore the fact that we, the people, are the government not them. This is a government, as Abe Lincoln said at Gettysburg, of the people, by the people, for the people and shall not perish from the earth. Unfortunately, last week it perished in Ocala. The trigger for this is a schools vs. city dispute over utility deposits. The city wants them from the schools; the schools say they dont have to pay. Last week it was revealed that the city threatened to disconnect city utilities, which includes water and electric, from 23 schools and various school offices that use city facilities. That prompted the board to file for an injunction against the city. No, no, no, says the city. We wont shut down any schools, just the offices. First, thats not very comforting, since the offices control the schools, in some cases providing access to computers, and second, why did they list the schools in the threatening letter? Those of us who happen to live in the city of Ocala pay school taxes to Marion County and pay city taxes to Ocala. So, in effect, we are suing ourselves for demanding a deposit from ourselves. What a colossal waste of time, effort and money this entire dispute has caused. Personally, my school side is winning over my city side. One of the reasons for a utility deposit is to make sure the person posting the deposit is good for the bill. In fact, in one of my utilities, I believe its the phone, I dont have to pay a deposit, because over the years Ive always paid my bills on time. Just where does the city think the School Board is going to go? Is it going to shut down and disappear in the middle of the night, running out on its debts? So why should the city require a deposit from the schools? There was a court hearing on Monday, and a judge ordered the city not to cut off the utilities. But its more complicated than that, and the issue is definitely not settled. And, just the fact that it was brought up at all is very disconcerting. At its next meeting, the City Council should ask for a show of hands from its audience: How many of you also pay School Board taxes? It should be unanimous, unless there are some out-of-county residents there. That show of hands should send a message to the city: Stop demanding that I pay myself a deposit. After all, I might win in court or I might lose or both. Jim Clark is the editor of the South Marion Citizen. He can be reached at 352-854-3986 or at editor@smcitizen.com. PUBLISHER : GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Citizen The opinions expressed in South Marion Citizen editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns. Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 854-3986. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via e-mail. Names and communities will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Not all contributions are printed. Letters longer than 550 words may be regarded as columns and printed on a space-available basis, and writers will be limited to one contribution per week. The deadline is one week prior to each Fridays issue. Send letters to: The South Marion Citizen Editor, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@smcitizen.com. I f you wanted to see the worst in American teenagers last week, you only needed to go as far as Gainesville High School. Two girls posted a pair of videos on a social networking site that were the most disgusting things you would ever want to see from kids. The first one had been pulled by the time most people had heard of it, but the second one was still available last weekend. It was a 13minute racially charged rant against black people. One of the mothers of one of the children viewed part of the video and said she couldnt believe it. She was visibly upset, according to reports, and has taken away all Internet privileges of her daughter. The girls criticized blacks for the use of welfare, for getting pregnant, for the way they talk, and many other things. They also criticized them for their lack of graduation rate, which was ironic, because after all the publicity, the two girls were forced to withdraw from school because of threats against them. They also spent much of the time on the video giving nasty answers to those who had written them after their first performance, using every four-letter word in the book. Gainesville High officials said that the girls were not representative of the students at the large Alachua County school, but thats what you would expect them to say. The biggest concern we have is that there are others, maybe many others, who feel the way these girls do, and some of those might even be here in Marion County. Racism doesnt know county boundaries, especially with the social networks that are available to students nowadays. That means that school officials and teachers have to be alert to this sort of thing, and stop it before it gets going. Our teenagers should be better educated than these two Gainesville students about the progress of race relations. The videos have been pulled from the social networking site, but if you feel you must see the second one, it was still on a site called WorldStarhiphop.com this past weekend. Just search for the word rant. But a warning. Dont watch it with young children in the room, and dont watch it if you are sensitive to racial and vulgar remarks. For the most part, we wish we hadnt seen it, although editorially we felt we had to, so we would know what we were writing about. Its actually a little sad to see what some of our teenagers have come to. Lets make sure we dont allow any others to perform this sort of thing. S UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY A disgusting look at a pair of teens Getting ready for court: Im suing me Jim Flynn Columnist LETTER TO THE EDITOR Baffled by law of unintended consequences Jim Clark Editor READER OPINIONS INVITED Discipline and respect Your article about entertainment and that piece by Wayne Rackley on discipline and respect, said it all. Today, much too often we blame others for our own faults. Instead of passing the buck we should look into the mirror. Not only that, but society over the last two decades or more has seen a decline in moral values. Having babies out of wedlock for young people is now the norm not the exception. Yes! This leads to a one parentmother's upbringing with the father or even fathers no where to be found. A never ending welfare cycle with love, caring and discipline taking a back seat. Sad but true! Bob Cronin Oak Run. Please go to www.smcitizen.com to answer our poll question This week: Who do you favor for the Republican presidential nomination? 000AMWO

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Friday, February 24, 2012 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 24 ~ Friday, February 24, 2012 www.smcitizen.com GUEST COMMENTARY BY RICH LOWRY Special to the Citizen First they come for the alcohol, then for the tobacco, then for your sugar. When the day arrives when you have to undergo a background check and endure a three-day waiting period to enter a Dunkin Donuts, you can trace it back to this moment. Namely the publication in the journal Nature of an article calling for regulating sugar as a health hazard, although stopping far short of all-out prohibition (that would be too extreme). One of the authors is Robert Lustig of the University of California, San Francisco, who hopes to be to the consumption of sugary beverages and foods what William Wilberforce was to the slave trade. He is not given to understatement. In a video discussion with his co-authors, he says that thanks to sugar and its contribution to chronic noncommunicable diseases like heart disease and diabetes, we are in the midst of the biggest public health crisis in the history of the world. Bigger than the bubonic plague that killed off about half the population of Europe in the 14th century? Bigger than the 1918 flu pandemic that killed as many as 50 million people? As soon as Coca-Cola becomes so toxic that it wipes out a large proportion of the worlds population and influences the course of civilization, well then, Lustig has a case. There is a vigorous debate among researchers about how harmful sugar is, and Lustig as you might imagine takes the dire view. This fuels his push for gentle supply side control strategies to limit the intake of sugar, including taxation, distribution controls, age limits. They muse about zoning ordinances to control the number of fast-food outlets and convenience stores in low-income communities, and especially around schools. Ive always thought soda is bad for you, not from studying the data, but because my mom wouldnt let us have it in the house when we were kids. Which settled the issue rather nicely no taxes, no zoning ordinances. As it turns out, research shows the power of engaged parents. A study published in Pediatrics in 2010 found that if children ate dinner with their families, got about 10 hours of sleep a night and watched two hours or less of TV on weeknights, they had a lower risk of obesity. The mindset of the Robert Lustigs of the world is that we cant trust parents or individuals to make sound choices. They dont consider it public health, he scolds in the video, referring to opponents of a government anti-sugar campaign, they consider it personal responsibility. But if what you choose to eat and drink is no longer considered the province of personal responsibility, what is left? If this all seems good for yuks, just wait 10 years. Before its over, the offending food and beverage companies the sugar merchants, as a journalist sympathetic to Lustigs case puts it could well be as beaten-down as the tobacco companies. The predicate is there for making Little Debbie, despite her wholesome red curls and cheery slogan (Unwrap a Smile), into the moral equivalent of a drug pusher. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.(c) 2012 by King Features Synd., Inc. Watch out for cupcake cops and their attack on sugar Read the classifieds FAMILY FEATURES O ne of the best ways to get more of natures healthiest superfoods into your daily diet is to think frozen. Frozen fruits and vegetables retain their nutritional value just as well as fresh. And when it comes to taste, one superfood is a freezer superstar: Wild Blueberries. 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BY SHELDON RICHMAN Special to the Citizen A question arises from the recent controversy between President Obama and the Catholic Church that aches for an answer: If Catholic institutions have a right to abstain from paying for what morally offends them, why dont the rest of us? The initial Obamacare rule held that all employers, in fulfilling their new legal requirement to provide health insurance to their employees, must include contraception (and other preventive health services) in the coverage at no cost. The Catholic Church teaches that contraception is sinful. The Department of Health and Human Services was willing to exempt churches but not church-operated institutions that pursue a broader mission than religious teaching, such as colleges, hospitals, and charities. This brought protests from Catholic officials, who claim that their religious freedom would be infringed by a mandate that they buy services that they teach are morally abhorrent. As the political controversy mounted, the Obama administration devised an accommodation: those institutions would not have to pay for birth-control coverage; however, their insurers would still have to offer free contraception. Many objections can be raised against this policy. In a society that thinks itself free, how dare the government force employers to provide health insurance? How dare it mandate that coverage include contraception or any particular service? How dare it mandate that any coverage be free? (It cant really be free; the coverage necessarily reduces employees cash wages.) How can contraception use be insurable when it is a chosen act, not the kind of low-probability, high-cost event that insurance was designed to protect against? Is there really a moral difference between forcing a Catholic institution to pay for employee contraception and forcing it to arrange a match between its employees and an insurer that will provide the contraception? These questions are daggers at the heart of Obamacare. But lets leave them aside. What has gone largely unnoticed is that the principle invoked by the Catholic Church and largely endorsed by the public that freedom of religion, as enshrined in the U.S. Constitutions First Amendment, rules out forcing a church to pay for what it regards as morally abhorrent applies beyond this instance. If a Catholic institution should not be forced to pay for contraception because it regards birth control as morally repugnant, why should anyone be forced to pay for what he or she finds morally repugnant? It does no good to say that the First Amendment is about religion. The Constitution and Bill of Rights did not create rights; they acknowledged preexisting rights. Moreover, we are entitled to make reasonable inferences from the framers language, because they could hardly have created an exhaustive list of implications. For example, by specifying the free exercise of religion, the framers cant be construed as intending to exclude atheists from the protection of freedom of conscience. Logic drives us to conclude that government should never compel anyone to act against his or her moral convictions. The good sense of this becomes clear when we get down to particulars. If a Catholic may not be forced to pay for birth control in violation of conscience, why should that Catholic or anyone else be compelled to finance mass murder in violation of conscience? No one can reasonably insist that personal convictions should be disregarded in the case of mass murder. This is no hypothetical speculation. Americans have been forced, without their consultation much less permission to finance mass murder. Its called war, invasion, occupation, and special operations. U.S. military missions in Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, Somalia, and elsewhere have directly or indirectly killed over a million people who never threatened Americans at home. Those missions have ruined the lives of hundreds of thousands more through injury and the destruction of their homes and societies. The president of the United States refuses to take war with Iran off the table ostensibly because the Islamic republic wont end its nuclear-enrichment program although the International Atomic Energy Agency says no weapons are being produced, and U.S. and Israeli officials say no decision to build a weapon has been made. War against Iran would constitute mass murder. The U.S. government should be stopped from engaging in such brutality. But short of that, those with a conscientious objection should be free to opt out of financing these crimes. Sheldon Richman is senior fellow at The Future of Freedom Foundation (www.fff.org). Friday, February 24, 2012 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com 10 ~ Friday, February 24, 2012 www.smcitizen.com No one should be forced to act against his conscience GUEST COMMENTARY BY CATHY CLEAVER RUSE, ESQ. Special to the Citizen Only the very brave will try to get between a professional woman and her power suit. Presidential candidate Rick Santorum was accused of just that this weekend when David Gregory of NBC and George Stephanopolous of ABC pressed him about an observation in his book, It Takes a Family, that radical feminists undermine families by telling women that they can find fulfillment only in the workplace. Of course, Santorum was right. Modern feminists tried to write a script that all women were meant to follow to achieve success and utter self-satisfaction. It was careers optimum, husbands optional, conception avoided and the unplanned products thereof aborted. How 20th century of them. That script was rejected a long, long time ago. Hardly had the new century dawned when even the New York Times got the message. In a startling story (because of its location, not content), the Times Magazine profiled several highly-educated, professional women on the upper rungs of the proverbial corporate ladder who decided to get off, stay home and raise their kids (The Opt-Out Revolution, Oct. 26, 2003). The women were members of an Atlanta book club, each with a degree from Princeton and post-graduate degrees from places like Harvard and Columbia. Of the 10 members, half no longer worked at all, one was in business with her husband, one worked part-time, and two freelanced. All expressed deep satisfaction Santorum is right: Women find fulfillment beyond the workplace PLEASESEERUSE PAGE11 nize the contribution of women to strengthening international peace and security. Come hear the speaker, enjoy the music. (Come early for snacks!) The years sub-theme is Connecting Girls, Inspiring Futures. The Nature Coast Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is located at 7633 N. Florida Ave., Citrus Springs, just north/west of the Holder light. For information call 352-465-4225 or go to naturecoastuu.org. Everyone is invited at no charge. Little Theatre Sex Please Were SixtyLittle Theatres membership continues to grow and it is sad to hear that many of the long-standing clubs in Oak Run are folding. The activities in the community are what has made this a great place to live and we wonder what has happened to us! Togetherness and group activities are what keep us young at heart even as we grow old. Come on people get with the program, have fun, live a little. The average age of cast members in our show is over 72 but youd never know it if you came to one of our rehearsals. We are not just young at heart, we are young because we are active. Old is a frame of mind; kick up your heels; enjoy life. This is what makes our current play something you must come and see. Sex Please Were Sixty is not about sex, its about laughing and enjoying life. Do yourself a favor, buy a ticket, treat yourself to a meaningful night out. Theres nothing much worth watching on TV anyway. Our dinner theatre is a must do; youll have ball, a great meal, a great show and if you were to go to one of the other venues around the area youd pay twice the price and travel twice as far for half the fun. Call Diane Schmidt at 352-873-7243 for one of the few remaining tables. Youll be glad you did. If you cant get tickets for the dinner show, call Linda Noel at 352-873-9908 for tickets one of the other three shows. OR Quilters Marion County QuiltYes, its nearly finished. The last minute touches are being added to this year-long project. Hopefully it will soon be on display at Oak Run and then travel to various sites around Marion County so other residents of the area can enjoy seeing our interpretation of all that Marion County has to offer visitors and natives alike. The large wall hanging has a map of the county in the center and its surrounded by hand made blocks representing everything from our parks to community activities and so much more. Techniques used to make the blocks vary from applique, thread painting, piecing and other landscape quilting skills. The quilt itself is both hand quilted and machine quilted. Just about everyone in the Quilt Club took part in this project over the past year. For more information about the quilt please contact Patti Schwartz or Dori Sullivan. Oak Run Travel Please mark your calendars for the April 7 meeting for the passengers who will be traveling on the Emerald Princess cruise on April 26. This documentation meeting will be held in the Orchid Club starting at 1 p.m. Bus assignments, cruise documents, airline tickets and other information will be distributed. At least one person from each group travelling together should attend. Please call Bob Kocher if you are unable to be there so we can arrange to get your documents to you before we leave on April 26. Speaking of cruises, there are still a few cabins for the Oct. 27 through Nov. 3, 2012, cruise out of Port Canaveral to Cozumel, Belize, Mahogany Bay, Costa Maya, and back to Port Canaveral. Call John Casabianca for more information and to reserve your cabin. John Cababianca has also just booked a cruise on Royal Caribbeans awe-inspiring Allure of the Seas for March 3 to 10, 2013. You can explore seven distinct neighborhoods on the ship filled with awesome new features like the first Starbucks at sea, Broadway hit musical Chicago in the main theater, the classic carousel on the boardwalk, and the aerial acrobats in the Aqua Theater. Call John to reserve your cabin.Royal Oaks Womens 18 Hole GolfOn Tuesday, Feb. 14, we had our annual Valentines Day Tournament. The game was best ball of each two-player team. The winners were: First Flight: 1st place Pat and Dick Blackburn, 2nd place Judie and Jim Lavdas, 3rd place Patty and Bill Dougherty; Second Flight: 1st place Bev Matejicek and B.J. Lassiter, 2nd place Nancy Lefebvre and Janet Tully, 3rd place Sylvia and Dom Zappia; Third Flight: 1st place Kathy and Steve Kollar, 2nd place Mary Kay and Ken Frandsen, 3rd place Sally and A.B. Crass. That evening we had a dinnerdance at the Palm Grove Club. The wonderful food and dance music capped a fun day spent with our Valentines.Royal Oaks Lady NinersOur annual Sweetheart Tournament was a great success thanks to our committee, Vicki Ellin, Judy Barmore, Brenda Raider, Diana Schmidt, Carolee Riola, Roe Stover and Ilene Simnowitz. We played a Texas scramble with 42 couples. The first winning team was Vange Bell, Jeanne Konicki Sam Timmermeyer and BJ Lassiter. The team in second place was Elsa Berbig, Dick Berbig, Carolee Riola and Bill Riola. The third place team was Beverly Matejicek, Jerry Matejicek, Bette Johnson and Clint Johnson. Closest to the pin for the ladies was Brenda Raider and for the men, Bruce Drake. Closest to the line was Bob Kocher. The decorations on the dinner tables were beautiful, we had a lot of fun with the games and most of all the weather was great. A good time was had by all. Royal Oaks Mens GolfFebruary 17 was a cool, cloudy, and sometimes misty morning, but the more hardy souls turned out for the game. Perhaps the low participation was due not only to the ongoing match tournament, but also the game, which limited each player to only 4 clubs, no more! However, a good time was had by all, and doing something other than the usual game was interesting. The winner with a score of 202 was the team of Emmet Dowling, Ken Frandsen, Steve Szabo, and Ray Hagerman. Second with a score of 203 were Dale Wurzburger, Ron Kowalewski, and Larry Soine. Tied for third with 205 were the team of Ron Catapano, Fred West, and Jim Kennedy and the team of Charlie Elder, Jan Flickinger, Old Tom Morris, and Mike Madill. Closest to the pin on the par threes were Ken Frandsen, Steve Szabo, and Paul Colatruglio. Next week we hope to report the results of the Match Play Tournament.Mr. Codys CornerI was looking over moms shoulder as she put together todays column and one article struck me not only for its important information but also for its wisdom. Go back and reread Frank Porterfields Little Theatre item. You will find out how to get tickets for their great spring production, Sex Please Were Sixty, and you will also get some sound philosophical advice. 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. 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with their life changes and none had regrets. According to author Lisa Belkin, these women were not unique. After talking with dozens of professional women over a period of four years, she could not avoid coming to the explosive conclusion that the very women who had succeeded in becoming the professional equals of men were rejecting the workplace. Why? Because they found other parts of life more fulfilling. I can relate to these women. I am a lawyer, and when I was pregnant with my first child I learned that my employer wouldnt give me a part-time schedule; it was all or nothing. I chose nothing. Now I work very part-time, from home. It is a generous arrangement offered by my current employer, and I am a grateful, productive employee (with a grateful husband and children). I give an annual lecture to female law students on this very topic, and what they appreciate most is hearing first-hand accounts of female lawyers who have found their way to happiness without sacrificing their dreams of marriage and family. I do not bring them stories about mothers who are happily working in full-time legal jobs because I dont know any. Perhaps they exist, but in nearly 25 years of being a lawyer Ive never met a single one. Rick Santorums wife is a lawyer, nurse and author. By any objective measure this woman should get the feminist stamp of approval. Yet when she left the workforce to raise their children she faced distain from feminists for choosing family over the firm, for doing it the wrong way. It goes without saying that not everyone can make this kind of choice. The unhappy full-time-lawyer-mothers I know are still at it not by choice but because circumstances compel them. Oddly, two who come to mind are married to schoolteacher husbands. Even where possible, the choice to leave the workforce partially or completely can be hard. It is a huge financial sacrifice to forgo that second salary. There will be fewer vacations, perhaps a smaller house, maybe only one car. And of course there are the cerebral sacrifices. Exchanging the calm of an orderly office for the relative chaos of a child-centered world. The loss of adult society, intellectual stimulation, professional praise. There is much to be said for the life of a full-timer. It is and should remain open to any woman who wants it. But no woman should be disdained for wanting to spend her hours raising her family and running her home. The late Pope John Paul used to speak of the law of the gift that we are made most truly human in the measure in which we go out of ourselves and give ourselves for the sake of others. It is the idea that our happiness, our very fulfillment, lay not in the preservation of self but in the gift of self to others. Some of the Atlanta book club members seemed to agree. This is what I was meant to do at this time, said one lawyer who quit her job to raise her two small children. I know thats very un-p.c., but I like lifes rhythms when Im nurturing a child. Another admitted she really enjoyed the stereotypical role of female/mother/caregiver. To her, the freedom to choose this lifestyle was not a rejection but an affirmation of the feminist impulse. Perhaps even its fulfillment. For 20thcentury feminists, being successful required becoming a man. Maybe 21st-century feminism will let all women define success their own way. Meet Rick Santorum, 21st-century feminist. Cathy Cleaver Ruse, Esq., is Senior Fellow for Legal Studies at the Family Research Council. Friday, February 24, 2012 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 22 ~ Friday, February 24, 2012 www.smcitizen.com RUSECONTINUED FROM PAGE 10 RELIGION Our Redeemer Lutheran Our Redeemer Lutheran Church is conducting mid-week (Wednesday) services at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. The theme is "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 MethodistHoly 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.Peace Lutheran ChurchPeace Lutheran Church at 7201 South Highway 41, just 5 miles north of Dunnellon, is preparing to celebrate the season of Lent which leads to Easter. This year Pastor McKee is using Luthers Catechisms for the midweek and Holy Week theme. The midweek services will be at 7 p.m., and each Wednesday service, will be preceded by a potluck meal at 6:15 p.m. This is an opportunity to learn about Lutheran teachings, and those who have been around the Lutheran church for a while will find this time together to be an excellent refresher. The schedule is as follows: Feb. 29: This I Believe: The Apostles Creed, 1 Corinthians 15:3-8. March 7: Our Father Who Is in Heaven: The Lords Prayer, Matthew 6:9-13. March 14: The Washing of Regeneration: Holy Baptism, Matthew 28:18-20. March 21: We Are Forgiven: The Office of the Keys, John 20:19-23. March 28: We Eat a Holy Supper: The Sacrament of the Altar, Matthew 26:26-28. April 5, Maundy Thursday: On the Night When He Was Betrayed, 1 Corinthians 11:23-32. April 6, Good Friday: It Is Finished, John 19:30. April 8, Easter Sunday: Dont Seek the Living Among the Dead, Luke 24:1-6. The time schedule for Easter Sunday services will be announced later. The family of Peace Lutheran Church, PLEASESEERELIGION PAGE12 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) The adventurous Aries wont be disappointed with taking on a new challenge, despite some initial misgivings. Look for this move to open other opportunities down the line. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Let that beautiful Bovine smile not only put you at ease, but also show that youre ready, willing and more than able to confound the naysayers around you. A new admirer has important news. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Be careful how you handle a relationship that youre hoping to save. You already have the facts on your side. Avoid weakening your position by embellishing it with unnecessary dramatics. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Taking definitive stands isnt easy for the often-wavering Moon Child. But you not only need to stay with your decision, but also reassure others it was the right thing to do. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) As a proud Lion, youre right to be upset about those who might be lying about you to others. But the best revenge is proving them wrong by succeeding at what you set out to do. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Caution is still advised before making a financial commitment to a promising project. Look for the facts behind the fluff. Devote the weekend to loved ones. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) A Taurus offers comfort and advice as you deal with an upsetting event. Use this as a learning experience that will help you avoid similar problems in the future. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) A romantic situation creates some chaos for single Scorpions. But its well worth the effort to work things out. A trusted friend can offer some helpful advice. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Expect to make new friends as your social circle expands. Also, remember to tell that family member how proud you are of his or her achievements. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) New ventures continue to be favored. And with your self-confidence rising all the time, youll want to see how well you can do with a new challenge. So, go to it. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) This is a good time for the usually seriousminded Aquarian to let loose and enjoy some fun times. Expect to get good news about a workplace issue. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Changed plans might upset some people, but your needs should be respected. Offer explanations when necessary. But dont let yourself be talked into changing your decisions. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a gift for bringing people together. You would make a fine judge or counselor. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. 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Center. This year, its a St. Patricks Games Party. Play will include any kind of cards or games, such as Bridge, Hand and Foot, Pinochle, Rummikub, Chess and Checkers, and Scrabble, to name a few. A group chooses what they will play when they sign up. The doors will open at 11:30 a.m. for the noon lunch of Reubens, chips and pickles, lemonade, coffee and cake; and the games will begin at 1 p.m. Tickets are $6 each and are on sale now at Tuesday morning socials and in the Activities Office during ticket sale hours. Tickets are limited to 6 per household, said Shirley Pohlers, Sunshine representative; and although full-table registration is recommended, we will do our best to place individual registrants with others. In addition to cards and games, there will be a Chinese auction of items contributed by various Marion Landing artists. Tickets for the Chinese auction are $1 each or 5 for $3. Get ready for an afternoon of fun, but get your tickets early as seating is limited. Landing Lites ConcertMark your calendar for Saturday, March 10, at 7 p.m. Thats the date for the spring Landing Lites Pops Concert, and you wont want to miss this program. Its full of show stoppers, said Concert Director Floyd Hickman. Let Me Entertain You, You Raise Me Up, What a Wonderful World, Moon River and Singin in the Rain are some of the hits that will be performed by the 38-member chorus with featured piano soloist Dominic Muzzi, as well as medleys from My Fair Lady and Oliver. Muzzi accompanies a number of choral groups at West Port High School and has accompanied the Central Florida Master Choir. The program also includes two patriotic numbers and features the Westport Army Junior ROTC Flag and Spin Team under the direction of Col. Harry Good. Tickets for the concert are $5 and are on sale now at Tuesday morning Socials and in the Activities Office during ticket sale hours. Bridge anyone?The popular game of bridge is a favorite in Marion Landing, and the players meet Tuesday afternoon at 12:30 p.m. and Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m. in the Lifestyle Center. All bridge lovers are welcomejust stop by.Bob Ross painting classThe next Bob Ross painting class is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 27 at 9 a.m. The small class size and intimate setting ensures you will receive individual attention from Debbie Blackburn, certified Bob Ross-style painting instructor, who will expertly guide you through painting a beautiful oil seascape, a sample of which is on display in the Activities Office window. Using this quickstudy painting technique, you can learn to paint in only a short time even if you have never painted before. The cost for the class is $35 which includes supplies and instruction, but we ask that you bring your own paper towels. Sign up on the sheet hanging on the Activity Wall; prepayment by cash or check is required. Weave a basket in a dayNew students are always welcome at the monthly basket weaving class which will be held Wednesday, Feb. 29, at 9 a.m. in the Craft Room. Master weaver Sharon Baiardi leads you through the steps to create a beautiful handcrafted basket of your choice in just one day, and youre sure to leave with a beautiful piece. Please sign up in advance on the sheet hanging on the Activity Wall so you can choose your project from the array of baskets Sharon has available. Free luncheon seminarDr. Doug Routledge of Roberts Funeral Homes will host a free informational luncheon seminar on Thursday, March 8, at 11 a.m. in the Lifestyle Center. The topic of this seminar is The Erratic Cycle of Grief and is the second in a series of four topics relating to the funeral process and what you need to know to make you an informed consumer. At this seminar, you will learn the source of grief, its value, how to handle grief, how different people experience grief, and how long it lasts. Dr. Routledge is a gifted speaker who presents this serious information with a sensitive humor that makes this difficult topic more easily handled, and all your questions will be addressed. Please reserve your seat by purchasing a refundable $1 ticket at the Tuesday morning socials or in the Activities Office during regular ticket sale hours. Senior Games signupRegistration for the Marion Landing Senior Games continues throughout February. There are 40 events that will take place from April 9 through 21, culminating in the Breakfast of Champions on Saturday, April 28, at 8 a.m. If you are interested in participating in the Senior Games, please fill out the entry form enclosed in your Senior Games packet and return it, with your entry fee of $10 per participant, at one of the February Tuesday socials or to the Activities Office during regular office hours. You may sign up for as many or as few events as you wish. Join your neighbors in some friendly competition and fellowship, and perhaps you will even bring home an Ed Morgan Fitness award. Travel newsIf you are interested in any of the trips listed below, details are available on the flyers posted on the Travel Board in the Lifestyle Center, or you may call 237-7152 for more information. Trips are open to the general public if space allows. Please note the date change for the trip to Ed Fletchers Early Bird Dinner Theater to see Separate Beds. The trip is now on Saturday, April 28. This is a heartfelt comedy in which two couples navigate through their relationships while on a Caribbean cruise. Tickets are $66 and include round-trip motor coach, hot buffet, all tax and gratuities. Check the flyer posted on the Travel Board for more information. Mark your calendar for May 9 as we travel to Orlando for the Sleuth Mystery Theater and help solve a mystery. Details are still pending, but the cost will be $60 $70 and will include meal, play, transportation as well as gratuities. More information to follow and will be posted on the Travel Board. Diane Bress is Marion Landings Activities Director and an employee of Leland Management, Inc. The Church on the Hill, welcomes the Dunnellon and surrounding communities to join them for all of the services, to fellowship, and to focus on the events leading up to the Last Supper, Christs betrayal, arrest, crucifixion, burial, and finally, His triumphant Easter morning resurrection. For more information contact the church office at 352-489-5881 or visit www.PeaceLutheranOnline.org.Maranatha Baptist ChurchMaranatha Baptist church annual missions conference will be March 25 through April 1. Brother Bernie Rodgers will start the conference by speaking on Faith Promise during Sunday School on March 25 at 9:30 a.m. and during the morning Worship Service at 10:45 a.m. Mark and Sharon Hazen will speak during the 6 p.m. evening services on Benevolent Support Program. Aaron Brindle, Missionary to India will bring the message during the Wednesday, March 28 evening service at 6:45 p.m. On Sunday, April 1, Jesse Parnell and Kenny Evans will speak at the morning Worship Service at 10:45 a.m. Revival scheduled Kenny Evans will begin a Revival on Sunday, April 1, at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Kenny is a Christian evangelical missionary and ordained pastor who brings his messages in song and sermon. He is also a recording artist. On Monday, April 2, Tuesday, April 3 and Wednesday, April 4 evenings beginning at 6:45 p.m., Kenny Evans will speak and sing. One of those evenings will include an "Oldies Concert" centered on the Gospel message. All are invited to attend and be blessed by these powerful messages. Continuing programs for children 1. The AWANA (Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed) program is ongoing and always open to all children from the ages 4 to 18. AWANA is an exciting program of Christian leanrning and games of competition with awards. It is held each Sunday evening from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Church. Pastor C. Michael "Mike" Swingle is the new youth pastor and has planned many activities for young people. 2. The children's choir, J.A.M. (Jesus and Me) invites all children from 1st through 12th grade to participate. Ms. Pat Haas is the director and welcomes the children to choir practice from 5 to 6 p.m. on Sunday evenings at the Church. Ms. Pat teaches the children that it is easy and enjoyable to be part of the J.A.M. choir. Maranatha Baptist Church is at 525 Marion Oaks Trail in Marion Oaks. Please call 352-347-5683 for further information and directions to the Church. The church website is www.maranathabaptistc.org.Temple Bnai DaromPassover will be celebrated by Temple B'nai Darom with a seder conducted by Rabbi Harold Jaye on Friday, April 6 at 6 p.m. The seder will be held at The Elks Club, 702 N.E. 25th Ave., Ocala. All reservations must be received by March 23. For reservations and further information please contact Micki Hirsch at 352-6249563. 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. 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. 25: Men's Prayer Group, 8 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 26: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Saturday, March 3: Men's Prayer Group, 8 a.m. Sunday, March 4: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.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 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. Friday, February 24, 2012 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com 12 ~ Friday, February 24, 2012 www.smcitizen.com RELIGION CONTINUED FROM PAGE 11 National Pancake Day returns to benefit Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals For the seventh consecutive year, IHOP restaurants nationwide will offer each guest a free short stack of its famous buttermilk pancakes on National Pancake Day in an effort to raise awareness and funds for Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals. For every short stack of buttermilk pancakes served on National Pancake Day, IHOP guests are invited to make a voluntary donation to Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals. Donations made at IHOPs in the Ocala area will benefit the Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals program at Miami Childrens Hospital. IHOP hopes to raise $2.7 million this year, with a goal to bring the total amount of funds raised to more than $10 million. To find a local IHOP or to donate online, visit www.ihoppancakeday.com. The event will be Tuesday, Feb. 28, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (15 full hours) at participating IHOP restaurants in the Ocala area. 15 hours of free flapjacks at IHOP Feb. 28 LANDINGCONTINUED FROM PAGE 16 PHOTO BY MARY JO EGGERSFrom the left, Marion Landing residents Dee Stahl, Marie Callog, Mary Ann Hall and Charlie Mock at the American Travel Winners Circle for the 6th race at Tampa Bay Downs. 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T he bloodmobile from Floridas Blood Centers, the only supplier of blood for Marion County medical facilities, will be in the parking lot of Palm Grove on Thursday, March 1, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. You could save up to three lives with one donation since donated blood is separated into three different components given to recipients according to their needs. You will receive a free movie ticket from Fandango and a free game of bowling. Make time to save a life! If you would like to make an appointment go to www.fbcdonor.org and use account number #M1SO. If you would like a registration form to fill out in advance, call Carol Ann Wheeler at 352-873-2964. Be sure to eat and drink plenty of fluids before coming to donate and bring picture ID. Fine Arts ShowYou are invited to the 20th Annual Fine Arts Show tomorrow, Saturday, Feb. 25, from noon to 3 p.m. at Palm Grove. The Art Club of Oak Run, their friends and instructors will display beautiful drawings, paintings and sculpture. There will be free refreshments and the chance to win a lovely enhanced giclee of a pastel by Margarethe Nachbar entitled What! No Cell Phone? Proceeds of the raffle go toward an art scholarship at College of Central Florida. Pancake BreakfastCome get your flapjacks, sausage, juice, coffee or tea tomorrow, Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Orchid Club from 8 to 10 a.m. Upstate New York ClubThe Upstate New York Clubs Swing into Spring party is Monday, March 26, at Palm Grove at 6 p.m. It will be an all-you-can-eat soup and salad bar with all the trimmings. Bring the beverage of your choice. Entertainment will be dance instructor Lon Ligon from Gainesville who will teach a variety of dances. Did you always want to try the contra or a folk dance? If so, this is your chance. If not, just sit back and enjoy the evening. Tickets are $9 for members and $11 for guests. Tickets sales are Saturday. Feb. 25 and March 10 at the Orchid Club from 8 to 10 a.m. Watch your cubby for the flier. For information, contact Donna Anderson or Sandy Mantel. Feline FanciersThe club will meet on Thursday, March 1, at 7 p.m. in the Island Club. The title of the program for the evening is Bits n Pieces. Everyone will contribute something that evening, whatever they wish, about cats, of course. Everyone is to bring something to eat or drink to share with the group. There will be no collection of cat food this month. But, do you know what /67 refers to? The first number is the number of pounds of dry food we contributed to Pet Meals on Wheels after last months meeting and the second number refers to the number of cans of wet food. It just turned out that way. Southern States Club Tampa Bay Downs trip open to all Wednesday, March 28, will be a day at the races for the Southern States Club. Join us in our private party suite at Tampa Bay Downs. Ticket sales will be on Thursday, March 1, at the Orchid Club from 9 a.m. to noon. Theres room still available so we have opened this event to all Oak Run residents and their guests. Cost is $40 for members and $45 for guests which includes: a full buffet with two entrees, veggies, salad and dessert, an excellent view of the finish line, a private betting window, entrance to the track along with program, optional reserved stadium seating after lunch, a race named for the Southern States Club and a coach bus including gratuities. Call Bob Canning at 352-854-8015 if you have any questions about the club. My Wild Irish Rose DanceThe Ambassadors will present a dance featuring the Avenue Boys on Saturday, March 17, from 6:30 to 11 p.m. at Palm Grove. The Avenue Boys are a duo consisting of Russ Perkins on saxophone and Joe Gionti on the keyboard. Both also do vocals and harmonize on many of their songs. They play many varieties of dance music. Ticket sales will be Monday, March 5, from 8 to 10 a.m. in the card room of the Orchid Club, and on Tuesday, March 6, from 9 to 10 a.m. in the lobby of the Orchid Club. Cost per person is $6. Make checks payable to ORHA; please, no cash. Garden Club Meeting, Plant Sale and TipsThe next meeting of the Oak Run Garden Club will be on March 7 at 9 a.m. in the Orchid Club. Our guest speaker will be Carolee Carter, Oak Run resident and president of the Ocala African Violet Club. Carolee is an enthusiastic grower of African violets. She will share lots of information and tips on growing these beautiful flowers. The meeting begins at 9 a.m. with coffee and treats by Terri Messerolli and her committee. Peggy Cornish heads the sharing and caring table. Of course there will be the plant raffle and 50-50. Mark March 17 for a great time at the Orchid Club. This is St. Patricks Day and the plant and market sale will be at the club and parking lot. There will be something for everyone! Vendors will be selling plants, shrubs, honey, produce, containers, quilted items, art work and baked goods. Stop at the garden treasures table, the snack bar and the Chinese auction. Since it is St. Patricks Day, the Marion County Sheriffs Bagpipers and an Irish sing-a-long at 10 a.m. are planned. All proceeds benefit the Garden Clubs horticulture scholarship at the College of Central Florida. All programs and meetings are for Oak Run residents and guests. March 15 is the last frost date for Marion County. Its time to fertilize azaleas and camellias which prefer a special type of fertilizer. Trees, shrubs and vines like a balanced mix like 10-10-10. Poinsettias can be planted outside after the 15th. Enjoy the warmer weather as your garden comes alive. See you at the March 17th plant sale! Celebrate International Womens DayOak Run residents Linda Taylor and Pat Callahan are helping organize a free, non-religious program on Thursday, March 8, beginning at 4 p.m. hosted by the Nature Coast Unitarian Universalists to celebrate International Womens Day. Featured will be songs by Mindy Simmons who has been called Floridas chanteuse, a talk by Barbara Simian, an Ocala motivational speaker and music by Patchwork, a female trio. The program will be accompanied by food, drink and other fun. The UN General Assembly proclaimed March 8 as a day dedicated to the worlds women to recogFriday, February 24, 2012 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 20 ~ Friday, February 24, 2012 www.smcitizen.com D uring the last political election cycle, we were promised change, but I have not seen any of it, especially in my pants pocket. Then something wonderful happened. I was taking some mail to the post office and as I got out of my truck, I noticed a penny on the ground. At my age, if I have to bend down I make sure there are at least two or three things to do while I am down there. A single penny just will not do it for me. After all, what can you do with a penny? As I looked at that penny, I saw another penny, then another, then several. By the time I was done, there was a pile of 20 pennies there. Now that is something to bend down for. I know what they say, a penny for your thoughts. Here was 20 pennies and I did not have to think too much about bending down and collecting all 20 and put into my pants pocket. Nothing is quite as melodious as change jingling in my pants pocket. I walked into the post office with my pocket jingling with some spare change. Some may complain that 20 pennies does not really amount to very much. I remember what wise old Benjamin Franklin said, A penny saved is a penny earned. I am not sure what he would say about a penny rescued or even 20 pennies rescued, but I think he would have had something very witty to say about it. The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage would say to me something to the effect that 20 pennies cannot buy a good lunch. Who needs a good lunch when you got 20 pennies jingling in your pants pocket? The better part of wisdom on my part would be to allow these 20 spare pennies be my little secret. A few days after finding this penny cache, my wife made a comment that changed my week. What are you going to do with the extra day this year? I had no idea what she was talking about. Normally, I have no extra days to spare. Even if I happen to catch up on my chores on one day, there are always the next days chores staring me in the face. I was not a Beatles fan but I did understand their one song that talked about eight days a week. I have often thought I might be able to get caught up if there was an extra day in the week. Then, on scrutiny of the facts at hand, my good wife would find something for me to do on that eighth day. Getting back to her extra day question. I had no idea what she was talking about and so I responded with a very sophisticated, huh? What are you going to do with the extra day we have this year? I searched the cobwebs of my memory and could not find anything resembling her comment. She saw the quizzical look on my face, more quizzical than normal, and realized I had no idea what she was talking about. Dont you know we have an extra day this year? I did not know that so I pled with her to explain what she was talking about. I was thinking she was going to give me a day off so I could do nothing, then on second thought I do not believe she would do something like that. Not her! This is leap year and the month of February has 29 days instead of the normal 28. I thought for a moment and understood what she was talking about. I had forgotten this was leap year, which gives us an extra day. Instead of 365 days this year, we will enjoy 366 days. I am not quite sure who arranged this phenomenon but the extra day is tacked on to the end of February. I have often thought it would be great to be born on February 29. That way you only celebrate your birthday every four years. Instead of being 60 years old, I would be 15. Then a very terrible thought rumbled through my mind. I remembered what it was like to be 15. No way in the world would I ever want to be 15 again. Imagine taking 60 years to get to 15 and then staying there for four years. Talk about dragging out your misery? My wife gave me, as usual, some fodder for my thinking. What would I do with an extra day? The more I thought about this the more things I thought I could do on that extra day. By the time I got through thinking about all the things I could do with an extra day I was exhausted and needed to sit down for a cup of coffee. In order for me to satisfy all my proposed projects, I would need at least one extra day a month, and I would not complain about one extra day a week. I really do not think having an extra day is going to make much difference for me. The Bible says, This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it (Psalms 118:24 KJV). Someone said, today is the first day of the rest of my life. And so it is. Enjoy the day you have, is my philosophy of life. 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. My Leap Year quandary: Anybody have a day to spare O UT TO PASTOR J S Rev. James L. Snyder The Marion County Kidney Foundation, a non-profit organization will host its annual 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run on March 3. The Run/Walk will begin at 8 a.m. followed by the Kids Fun Run at 9:15 a.m. Advance registration is $20 for adults and $10 for ages 18 and younger. The day of the race, registration will be $25 for adults. The event will be at the Baseline Road Florida Greenway Trailhead, 4225 S.E. 58th Ave., Ocala. The Kids Fun Run is a 100-yard dash and is free to youths 10 and under. 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.marioncountykidneyfoundation.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 Court, Ocala, FL 34471. Race teams are strongly encouraged; groups of 5 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 such as KCountry, live music provided by Uncle Mortys Rhythm Cream Band, raffle prizes, vendor booths and kids activities. 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; 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. 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A Chiropractic Doctor acquaintance asked when I would be doing some stories about his profession. I told him I have already written several columns on medical doctors; but he persisted and after some manipulation I agreed to do a chiropractic column. Time to get cracking. Adjustment A man was very skeptical of chiropractors, but when no other treatment seemed to relieve the chronic pain in his back, he decided to give it a try. Before his first appointment, he told the chiropractor of his reservations, but after a few adjustments he felt better than he had in years. What do you think now? the chiropractor asked. Well, the man replied, I guess I stand corrected. Small town patientThere were only two chiropractors in a small town. One day a new patient walked into one of the chiropractors offices. She was horrified by the chiropractors personal appearance. Even though he was young, he was hunched over and walked in an odd shuffling manner. Doctor, said the woman, I have to ask. Whats wrong? Did you get in a car accident or something? No, said the chiropractor, nothing like that. Well what caused your physical condition then? The chiropractor sighed. You know how they always say that in a small town with two barbers, you should go to the barber that has the worst haircut? Joint talk Chiropractors are very familiar with hearing back talk. Ive been sitting at my computer chair so much Ive developed a floppy disk. The chiropractors formed a partnership to open their new clinic. It was a joint venture, A chiropractor for pets is known as an animal cracker. Chiropractor school has been much harder than I anticipated, but Im learning to adjust. The psychiatric chiropractor specialized in attitude adjustments. I refused to go to see the chiropractor after my whiplash injury, and I have never looked back since. They make a perfect couple. Hes a chiropractor, and shes a pain in the neck. Old chiropractors never die; they just continue to manipulate. If youre not a chiropractor, get off my back. The chiropractors kept their money in a joint account. Some think a chiropractor is an Egyptian doctor. I make no bones about it. I love my work, said the chiropractor. Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died. Upon examining a new patient and finding the problem, the chiropractor asked, Whats a joint like this doing in a girl like you? BackwardMy friend Malcolm was in a very bad mood, complaining that his back was very painful. I suggested he go to a chiropractor for an adjustment. He took my advice, but a little later, he was in an even worse mood and said his back hurt him even more than before. I had to agree with this Malcolmtent that he was indeed Maladjusted. Fast?Chiropractor: Good morning, Ms. Jones. If youll lie down on the table, we can begin your adjustment. Patient: Thanks, Doctor. And I have to thank you for being so personable about your work. Ive heard that the way to make money as a chiropractor is to run as many people through your office as you can each day, assembly-line style, without giving... Chiropractor (interrupting): Well, if thats all, then I will see you again in a week. A dressing downAt a cocktail party, the lawyer was getting annoyed at the number of people who kept asking for free advice. He asked his doctor friend if he had the same problem. All the time, agreed the doctor. Well, dont you get tired of it? What do you do? asked the lawyer. Theres a very simple solution, and I think it will work for you as well, said the doctor. When they ask for advice, just tell them to undress. Only oneA reporter from a medical journal asked a wellknown doctor, Tell me, Doctor. Youve had a long and distinguished medical career. Have you ever made a mistake? Just one, the doctor sighed. I once cured a millionaire in only three visits. Dick and his wife Jane live in Oak Run. Friday, February 24, 2012 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 14 ~ Friday, February 24, 2012 www.smcitizen.com ELOISE HOLLYFIELD ejh2025@gmail.com OTOW Softball LeagueThe games played on Wednesday were some of the most exciting games to date! Great Clips increased their lead to two games over the Dr. Dunn team when they squeezed out two runs in the last inning to beat the Wise Way team. The Dr. Dunn team lost to Tee Pee Tire when they held on to beat Dr. Dunn by one run. The Cebert Wealth team was behind all game, just short by one run, when in the last inning they came alive and beat the Florida Eye team by one run. Its still a two team run for the top, for now, but the other teams are starting to improve and hopefully can stay healthy to make their move. None of the teams are out of the picture yet, as we still have until mid-May before its over. Standings Great Clips Angelo 20-8 Dr. Dunn Marty 18-10 Florida Eye Roger 15-13 Tee Pee Tire Ken 11-17 Cebert Wealth Bill 11-17 Wiseway Jimmy 8-20 OTOW softball games getting exciting OTOW HAPPENINGS BY PETER R. PARISI Special to the Citizen Are you interested in finding your families roots? Are you interested in seeing to whom you might be related? Master the Possibilities at On Top Of The World Communities (OTOW) and the OTOW Genealogical Society are offering a full schedule of genealogy classes and presentations during the Winter and Spring Session this year. Classes are open to both residents and nonresidents. The classes begin with George G. Morgans presentation on March 21, Introduction to Genealogy, and end with two presentations by him on May 23, Genealogy: How to Do Everything with Your Genealogy and Genealogy: New Ways to Research Our Roots. George G. Morgan, a well known genealogy author, columnist and speaker throughout the United States and Great Britain, is returning this year to Master the Possibilities for his fourth and fifth series of genealogy presentations. All of the classes and presentations are not only for those who are just getting started or thinking of starting their genealogy research, but also for those seasoned genealogists that want to brush up on their research skills. To sign up for the classes or presentations listed, you may sign up online at http://www.masterthepossibilities.com, by telephone at 352-854-3699 (24 hours a day/7 days a week), or by dropping by at Master the Possibilities Education Center next to Circle Square Commons, 8415 S.W. 80th St., Ocala. Classes are opened to both residents and non-residents. Well be providing information on various offerings each week. The most immediate offering is Introduction to Genealogy Guest Lecturer: George G. Morgan, March 21 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Live Oak Hall. OTOW resident Fee: $10; non-residents fee: $10. We all have to start with our family history research by learning the basics. Genealogy can be an intense and illuminating experience leading to a lifelong passion to learn more and more. This three-hour seminar addresses the essentials of getting started with your research. These include: What is genealogy? Places to conduct research Get to really know your ancestors. Interviewing absolutely everyone. Citing your sources Weighing the evidence Where and how do I start? Types of evidence Types of records Developing the big picture of your ancestors families and their lives. The information you learn in this seminar will provide you with the important information you require to become a really effective researcher into your familys history. Sign up now to reserve a seat at this very informative presentation. Hope to see you there. Geneaology classes offered at Master the Possibilities The Master the Possibilities Center for Lifelong Learning will welcome back Vince Boudreau, Ph.D. as part of its ongoing Visiting Scholars program. Boudreau is Professor of Visiting scholar returning to Master the Possibilities Political Science at City College of New York. He also is the Director of the prestigious Colin Powell Center for Leadership and Service. Just back from meetings in Myanmar (Burma) he will discuss An Unexpected Spring: Why Democracy in Myanmar Just Might Work. He will also discuss the current activities of the Powell Center. This presentation will take place Friday, March 9 at 10:20 to noon in Live Oak Hall located in Circle Square Commons at 3415 S.W. 80th St., Ocala. It is open to the public and there is no charge. You are asked to register online at www.masterthepossibilties.com or by phone 352854-3699. Master the Possibilities is in its seventh year of operation and is dedicated to providing outstanding lifelong learning opportunities to the community. This is the fifth year of the Visiting Scholar program. For details on this and other presentations feel free to call the office 352861-9751. Read the classifieds Some back-breaking jokes about chiropractors P UN ALLEY D F Dick Frank 000AMWX Tours Tours Tours Tours Call to make a reservation for a lunch/tour. We would love to share with you what The Bridge Community is all about! We look forward to hearing from you soon. Space is limited, so make your reservations today!!! March Happenings Join us for the following event! THURSDAY, MARCH 8 2:30 PM VETERANS SEMINAR Find out about the Aid & Attendance Pension Benefit availbale to Veterans and their surviving spouses who require assistance with their activities of daily living. You may be eligible to receive a monthly tax-free pension from the Veterans Administration of up to $23,396 per year. Presented by Operation:Veteran Aid. Refreshments will be served. Citrus County Craft Council Presents their 22nd Annual Crystal River Armory W. Venable, Crystal River (Across from Home Depot) Free Admission For more information, call 352-860-2598. Proceeds to benefit Habitat for Humanity Spring Fling Craft Show 000AB26 Food Food Crafts Crafts R a f f le s R a f f le s Saturday, Feb. 25 9 A.M. 3 P.M. GOLF SHOE STORE NARROW THRU X-WIDE Orthotic Insoles GOLF SANDALS2133 SW Hwy. 484 Ocala, FL 344739 Miles South of Ocala, 10 Miles North of Wildwood at I-75 Exit 341 Behind McDonalds 352-245-2184 000AMLE Time Round 2 nd Furniture & Home Decor Consignment 7256 SW 62nd Ave. Ocala, FL 34476 352-433-8378 We are looking for good used recliners, sofas, end tables, etc. Send us your jpeg file and we will get back to you. secondtimeround11@yahoo.com Why not let us bring out the best with what you have. We can create a Fresh New Look by simply updating your wall dcor and accessories. We have someone that can come to you and help you accessorize. Come in and talk with us. 7256 SW 62 ND A VENUE O CALA FL 34476 352-237-5478 F ROM T OP OF THE W ORLD HEADING E AST ON 200, TURN LEFT IN FRONT OF R OBERTS F UNERAL H OME F ROM O CALA /I-75, CROSS OVER 60 TH A VE ./A IRPORT ROAD AND TURN RIGHT ON 62 ND A VE ., JUST AFTER J IFFY LUBE AND C ERTIFIED M EDICAL N ORTH SIDE OF 200 ACROSS FROM J ASMINE P LAZA Resale of Ladies Fine Apparel, Bridal Wear, Formal Wear, Casual Wear and Accessories. New Jewelry Arriving Weekly. a trip back in history to see what life was like during the American Civil War Between the States 7 miles north of Crystal River on U.S. Hwy. 19 Saturday, March 10th & Sunday, March 11th Gates Open at 9:00am Authentic, interactive Confederate and Union Camps Sutlers selling period wares to include period clothing, toys and books. Medical camp with original tools. Calvary camp for horses. Education Day is open to the public schools on Friday, March 9th, 9:30 am until 2:00pm. 2:00pm Battle 30 Cannons Blasting 500+ Soldiers March Into Battle Come early and visit the camps, enjoy a variety of food and find a seat to watch as the battle begins. Sunday 10:00am Non-denomination Worship Service Donation: $5 Adults $2 for Children ages 8 to 17 Children under the age of 8 FREE 0009I5P Contact us by website: www.crystalriverreenactment.org Crystal River Civil War Reenactment presents Your One-Stop Shipping Center STORE HOURS: M-F 8:30-5:00; Sat 8:30-1:00; Sun Closed Post Office FL Lottery Copies Fax Services 854-6186 000ANK0 You Pack Peanuts Mailing Tubes Boxes Bubble Wrap Kraft Paper Tape Padded Envelopes Address Labels CARDS & GIFTS F ULL S ERVICE U.S. P OST O FFICE 8449 SW SR 200 #135, Ocala 854-1970 SAR003318 ADULTS & CHILDREN WELCOME CLEANINGS, FILLINGS AND SEALANTS 5445 Commercial Way, Spring Hill *D0150, D0274, D1110. The patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment, or be reimbursed for any other service, examination, or treatment that is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of res ponding to the advertisem ent for the free, discounted fee, or reduced fee services, examination, or treatment. Cosmetic dentistry is not recognized as a s pecialty area by the Amer ican Dental Association or the Florida Board of Dentistry. Some restrictions may apply. 352-596-9900 Amir Akel, DMD www.akeldental.com NEW PATIENTS AND EMERGENCIES WELCOME Hablamos Espaol Most Insurances Accepted Accepting: Chase Health Advance And Care C redit CALL TODAY MEDICAID ACCEPTED CONVENIENTLY LOCATED ON US 19 000AL7J 000A82Q ALL FAITH CREMATION SOCIETY Representing Ocala area residents for over 39 years The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements Before you decide, ask us to send free written information about our qualifications and experience. 7743 S.W. S.R. 200 Between Fire Station & Circle Square, next to Mulch Emporium 237-9225 W.E. BISHO P JR. Attorney At Law Admitted to the Florida Bar in 1965 ESTATE PLANNING WILLS TRUSTS and PROBATE REAL ESTATE CORPORATIONS N O C HARGE F OR I NITIAL C ONSULTATION 0 0 0 A 7 1 H

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Friday, February 24, 2012 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 18 ~ Friday, February 24, 2012 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 Attend the worship service of your choice... GOOD IN A CRISIS By Margaret Overton I n mid-life, attractive, successful anesthesiologist Margaret Overton finds herself in a contentious divorce with her faithless, vindictive physician husband Stig. Hers is a cautionary tale but no step-by-step guideline for surviving divorce. Rather, she warns of quick fixes such as dating services like Match.com. After reading the authors battery of Mr. Wrongs youll never look at these happy couples in the TV promos quite the same way again. She has disappointing sex with a few of them and one actually rapes her. Still, over a period of four years she returns time and again to Match.com believing, strangely, that Mr. Right could yet be out there. After a promising start to one or two relationships the men abruptly walk out, providing no explanation. A few dates are faintly comical, like the one with Nigel who does not bathe and sweats profusely. Margaret confesses, After Nigel, I decided to try Match.com again. Makes sense right? There were so many issues I did not want to deal with. Consequently, dating becomes a delaying strategy. What I dont understand is the books blurb that promises a riotous, laugh outloud memoir. Margarets mid-life crisis, as the ironic title suggests, is pathetic, not funny. Following a string of miserable matchups, in a borrowing from the Book of Job Margaret suffers a near fatal brain aneurysm, her best friend suddenly dies, her daughter barely escapes with her life after a skate-boarding accident, her widowed mother starts showing signs of dementia and after years of wrangling with Stig her legal fees top several hundred thousand dollars. The fight heading to trial is largely because after her aneurysm, Margaret can no longer get her own health insurance and must rely on Stig who is reluctant to give it to her. After a trajectory of self-destructive behavior and depression, Overton emerges a stronger woman who takes solace in her career, her daughters, and her friends. She even finds comfort in writing long letters to her closest friend and ally, though now deceased. In the long run her memoir offers no answers but does pose some provocative questions to ask ourselves: So when the moment comes, and everything you depend upon changes, or perhaps someone you love disappears or no longer loves you, must disaster follow? Or will you somehow adapt? Read the classifieds Cautionary tale warns of quick fixes after divorce B OOK MARK P W Pat Wellington 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 F EED your soul, S AVOR the richness of J EWISH tradition, Q UENCH your thirst for knowledge & wisdom, T ASTE the flavors of Jewish culture, B E W ELCOMED A S A F AMILY Worship Education Social Action Cemetery Social Choir Sisterhood 000A932 Imagine a place where you can TEMPLE BETH SHALOM is all this and more Erev Shabbat Services Fridays, 8 pm 1109 NE 8th Ave., Ocala, FL www.jewishocala.org Fostering Jewish life in Marion County 854-6446 Temple Beth Shalom of Ocala Reservations for FREE bus 873-3995 Conservative Bible Teaching Traditional Services Sunday Worship at 10 AM ongoing series on the Life of Jesus Christ Community Church 000A9G1 861-7716 Harley Towler, Pastor Graduate of Moody Bible Institute Located one mile west of State Road 200 at 10260 SW 110th Street (turn west across from the entrance to Oak Run) 000A92N 7768 SW Hwy. 200 (352) 237-4633 www.cpcocala.org Welcome to Countryside Presbyterian Church (USA) Sunday Bible Study 9:00 am Sunday Worship 10:30 am Tuesday Bible Study 2:00 pm Nursery Available Pastor Gary O. Marshall Your Spiritual Home Evangelical Lutheran Church joyocala@embarqmail.com Edward Holloway, Pastor 7045 SW 83rd Pl., Ocala (352) 854-4509 Nursery Provided 000A92B S u n d a y W o r s h i p 8 : 1 5 a m & 1 1 : 0 0 a m W e d n e s d a y E v e n i n g W o r s h i p 6 : 4 5 p m G e r m a n L a n g u a g e W o r s h i p 1 s t S u n d a y o f e a c h m o n t h 3 : 0 0 p m 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 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 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 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 000AM1T 75 484 484 Exit 341 MARION OAKS COURSE SW 49TH AVE. MARION OAKS PASS MARION OAKS TRAIL 200 484 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 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 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 Wesleyan-Holiness Tradition OCALA WEST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE Teaching the Bible as Gods Word to produce Christ-followers! S undays: Sunday School . . . . . . 9:15 A.M. Morning Worship . . . . 10:30 A.M. Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:00 P.M. Childrens Bible Quizzing 6:00 P.M. Wednesday Evenings Adult Bible Study . . . . . 6:00 P.M. Pastor Curt Dowling 5884 SW 60th Ave. (Airport Rd.) Ocala, Fl 34477 (352) 861-0755 www.ocalawestnaz.org 000A3PK 9330 SW 105th St., Ocala, FL 34481 854-9550 www.ocalawestumc.com 100th Ave. SW 105th St SW 110th St 484 Marion Oaks Library SW 103 rd St Pi ne R un OT OW 80th Ave. 60th Ave. 49th Ave. Oak Run 200 484 A Place for You... No matter what your age is, no matter where You come from, no matter who you are, There is a place for you at Ocala West UMC Traditional Worship 8:00 & 11:00 A.M. Casual & Contemporary 9:30 A.M. Children & Youth Ministries 000AB58 Rev. Alan Jefferson 000AM1C 4800 SW 20th St Ocala, FL 34474 352-237-5611 www.bereanbaptist.net Berean Baptist Church Independent Fundamental Dr. Mike Patton Pastor Sunday Bible Study 9:45am Sunday Worship 10:45am & 6:00pm Wednesday Bible Study 7:00pm Assistive Listening System Nursery provided for all services 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 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 711195 000AFF7 000AJXU S h e a r J o y B e a u t y W a l k I n s W e l c o m e d Introducing: Our Newest Hair Stylist JUDI Thursday & Friday Call for an Appointment 8430 SW 103 Street. Road 873-1135 M-F 8-5 Sat 8-2 CHAIR RENT ALS AVAILABLE FULL SER VICE SALON 0 0 0 A D Y 1

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Friday, February 24, 2012 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 16 ~ Friday, February 24, 2012 www.smcitizen.com T O A D V E R T I S E H E R E C A L L T O M O R S U S I E A T 8 5 4 3 9 8 6 Marion Landing certainly appreciates its volunteers, and we show it each month by recognizing residents who have made significant contributions to our community. At the Feb. 7 Tuesday Social, Fran and Dot Abril were presented with the volunteer appreciation award from Board First Vice President Bob Fink. In his presentation, Bob said, This month we are honoring a couple who moved to Marion Landing in April of 1994. They are both members of our Sunshine Committee and have been members of Patrol for 15 years. She is a long-time member of the Quilting Group; he has been a member of Lock Up since 2001. It is my great pleasure to present the Volunteer Recognition Award to Dot and Fran Abril. Their engraved plaque will join the more than 143 other volunteers recognized by the community since 2001, all of which are posted in the Lifestyle Center. Award recipients are chosen from a list of residents who are nominated for the award by their peers. If you would like to nominate a fellow resident for a volunteer recognition award, please forward your recommendation, in writing, to a Board member, member of the Activities Support Committee, or the Activities Director.Sunshine fundraiser tickets on sale nowThe Marion Landing Sunshine Committee will hold its spring fundraiser on Wednesday, March 14, at the Lifestyle PHOTO BY DIANE BRESSFran and Dot Abril receive their Volunteer Recognition Certificate from Board First Vice President Bob Fink. Marion Landing honors its volunteers M ARION LANDING D B Diane Bress PLEASESEELANDING PAGE21 BY PATRICIA A. WOODBURY Special to the Citizen It has been a few years since the women of the Joyful Hands quilting group from Joy Lutheran Church delivered their quilts to Legacy House, one of the facilities of Hospice of Marion County. So, on Monday, Feb. 6, 16 beautiful handmade quilts were delivered and received with great enthusiasm by the staff at Legacy House. Legacy House opened in 2003 and has staff for 16 patients with a full capacity of 24 beds. It also has 60 volunteers who assist the staff in their work on a daily basis. Legacy House is just one of four patient care facilities that Hospice has in Marion County. Jennie Halvorsen, Hospice volunteer and member of Joy Lutheran Church, has been instrumental in encouraging the quilting group toward donating to Legacy House. In the past, she has heard patients tell her that the quilts are so special because of the obvious amount of work that goes into their creation. Michelle, one of the Hospice staff nurses, remarked that just because they are handmade and donated the patients feel they are a special gift. She said the some of the patients who enter hospice care early in their disease process can enjoy the quilts even more. She adds that the soft, comforting, eye appealing, warmth of the quilts is therapeutic for these patients. Alice Watts, chief operating officer of Hospice of Marion County, says she is pleased when patients are able to reap the benefits of hospice care early in their disease process and utilize their Medicare benefits. Their goal at hospice is to aggressively pursue comfort for the patient, so they do not give up. The women of the Joyful Hands quilting group, who meet every Wednesday morning, have been makAbove, Jennie Halvorsen, Hospice volunteer, and Georgia Adams, Joyful Hands coordinator, receive a certificate of appreciation for the donation of the quilts to Legacy House. At left, Alice Watts, chief operating officer of Hospice of Marion County, Georgia Adams, Jennie Halvorsen, and Kathy Berning, director of volunteer services for Hospice of Marion County, and Cynthia Woods, clinical coordinator at Legacy House, view the beautiful quilts donated by the Joyful Hands quilting group from Joy Evangelical Lutheran Church.PHOTOS BY NORMAN HALVORSEN Quilts make things bright at Legacy House ing these bright, cheerful and beautiful quilts for many years. Recently they produced 167 quilts. Their works of love are distributed worldwide through the Lutheran World Relief program. They are pleased to be able to brighten the day of the patients in hospice care, locally, and see the joy it brings to the patients as well as the staff. 000AMLF Mon. Thurs. 11 am 8:30 pm Fri. & Sat. 11 am 9:30 pm Closed on Sunday 8602 SW SR 200, 103rd St. Plaza 8 7 3 0 2 2 3 Ocala, Florida 8 7 3 0 2 2 3 873-0223 WED. SATURDAY TUESDAY ONE LARGE ONE LARGE CHEESE PIZZA CHEESE PIZZA $6.99 $6.99 With purchase of beverage. Exp. 3//2//12 MONDAY Excluding specials. Exp. 3/2/12 BUY 1 ENTREE BUY 1 ENTREE GET 2ND 1/2 PRICE GET 2ND 1/2 PRICE 2 Beverage purchase required Whole Wheat Pasta Available of equal or lesser value. Excluding specials. Exp. 3/2/12 BUY 1 SUB GET ONE BUY 1 SUB GET ONE 1/2 PRICE 1/2 PRICE 2 Beverage purchase required Excluding specials. Exp. 3/2/12 $1.00 OFF $1.00 OFF ENTREE ENTREE 000AM2I W h a t s F o r Whats For L U N C H ? LUNCH? O u r M o n d a y T h r u F r i d a y D a i l y L u n c h S p e c i a l s Our Monday Thru Friday Daily Lunch Specials A r e F r e s h l y P r e p a r e d E v e r y D a y Are Freshly Prepared Every Day Enjoy a lunch-sized portion of some of our favorite meals. Served from 11AM 4PM 3801 S.W. College Road, Ocala (352) 854-7870 Store Hours: Sunday-Thursday 6am-10pm, Friday & Saturday 6am-11pm CBOCS General Partnership I n t r o d u c i n g C o u n t r y H o u s e S a l a d P l u s C h o i c e o f B a k e d P o t a t o o r S o u p Introducing Country House Salad Plus Choice of Baked Potato or Soup Served Monday thru Friday from 11AM 2PM. Our fresh green mix with grilled chicken tenderloin, hick ory smoked bacon pieces, wedges of vine-ripened tomatoes, red onion, shredded Colby cheese and our own sourdough croutons served with your choice of a Baked Potato with butter and sour cream or a cup of soup. Wednesday CHICKEN POT PIE Freshly baked, loaded with chunks of chicken breast and topped with a golden flaky crust Thursday TURKEY N DRESSING Tender, oven roasted turkey breast served with savory dressing and choice of one vegetable Monday BAKED CHICKEN N DRESSING A tender, juicy chicken breast served with savory dressing and choice of one vegetable Tuesday MEATLOAF AND MASHED POTATOES A slice of homestyle meatloaf, mashed potatoes and choice of one vegetable $ 5 99 000AML9 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 3/2/12 NOW SERVING LUNCH Sandwiches & Salads 11100 SW 93 Ct. Rd. Suite 12, Ocala, FL Mon-Thur 11am-10pm Fri & Sat 11am-11pm Sunday 11am-9pm 402-0003 Buy 1 Meal Get 1 at 1 / 2 OFF Equal or Lesser Value With purchase of 2 drinks With coupon Exp. 3/2/12 000AG6Y Crossroads Crossroads Country Kitchen Country Kitchen Breakfast Served 6am 4pm Mon.-Sat. 7am 3pm Sun. YOU T RIED THE REST NOW T RY THE BEST! Formerly Owners of Spiced Apple in Fort Lauderdale O PEN 7 D AYS A W EEK Mon. thru Thur. 6 am 8 pm Fri. & Sat. 6 am 9 pm Sun. 7 am 3 pm Crossroads Country Kitchen You love it on Friday, so we added Tuesday S LOW ROASTED P RIME R IB FOR T WO Veggies, Salad or Soup, Cornbread $ 24.95 Sunday: Best Breakfast & Lunch in Town P RIME R IB Our Specialty Served Every Day & Night 4 Cuts: English Cut, Ma, Pa & Grandpa Slow Roasted 000AML4 DEBIT CARDS Catering Available 7947 Highway 40 West 237-1250 N.W. 80th Ave N.W. 60th Ave Highway 40 W Highway 27 N M ON .-S AT 11-C LOSE Expires 3/2/12 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 $ 3.25 each $ 9.95 Famous Recipe Chicken NOW OPEN SW S.R. 200 in front of Walmart Next to Bob Evans 236-5337 Try our convenient drive-thru. Coupons good at all Ocala locations. $ 4 49 000AMMS Limit 2 Exp. 3/16/12 2 JUMBO BREAST STRIPS 1 SIDE & BISCUIT 3 PC. OVEN ROASTED BREAST, THIGH, LEG OR BREAST, THIGH, WING 3-Piece WHOLE WING SNACK $ 3 49 2 PC. THIGH & LEG 2 SIDES & BISCUIT Limit 2 Exp. 3/16/12 $ 3 99 Limit 2 Exp. 3/16/12 Limit 2 Exp. 3/16/12 $ 4 49 New WITH BISCUIT 1 SIDE 7 1 1 1 9 4 7 1 1 1 9 4 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 T EE P EE T IRE & BUDGET MUFFLER Family Owned And Operated Certified Techs Est. 1990 SR 200 & 91st Ave. 237-5599 2040 N. Pine Ave. 622-0075 Tee Pee Tire 000AMLZ Lube-Oil-Filter Most Cars Complete Service Top Off Fluids Check Air Pressure In Tires Inspect Belts & Hoses Must present coupon. Not valid w/any other offer. Expires 3/2/12 FREE TIRE ROTATION With Oil Change Up to 5 qts. oil. 5W20, 5W30 or 15W40 $ 21 95 $ 10 00 OFF Shims & Parts Extra Call for appointment Must present coupon. Offer good at St. Rd. 200 location only. Not valid w/any other offer. 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Friday, February 24, 2012 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 16 ~ Friday, February 24, 2012 www.smcitizen.com T O A D V E R T I S E H E R E C A L L T O M O R S U S I E A T 8 5 4 3 9 8 6 Marion Landing certainly appreciates its volunteers, and we show it each month by recognizing residents who have made significant contributions to our community. At the Feb. 7 Tuesday Social, Fran and Dot Abril were presented with the volunteer appreciation award from Board First Vice President Bob Fink. In his presentation, Bob said, This month we are honoring a couple who moved to Marion Landing in April of 1994. They are both members of our Sunshine Committee and have been members of Patrol for 15 years. She is a long-time member of the Quilting Group; he has been a member of Lock Up since 2001. It is my great pleasure to present the Volunteer Recognition Award to Dot and Fran Abril. Their engraved plaque will join the more than 143 other volunteers recognized by the community since 2001, all of which are posted in the Lifestyle Center. Award recipients are chosen from a list of residents who are nominated for the award by their peers. If you would like to nominate a fellow resident for a volunteer recognition award, please forward your recommendation, in writing, to a Board member, member of the Activities Support Committee, or the Activities Director.Sunshine fundraiser tickets on sale nowThe Marion Landing Sunshine Committee will hold its spring fundraiser on Wednesday, March 14, at the Lifestyle PHOTO BY DIANE BRESSFran and Dot Abril receive their Volunteer Recognition Certificate from Board First Vice President Bob Fink. Marion Landing honors its volunteers M ARION LANDING D B Diane Bress PLEASESEELANDING PAGE21 BY PATRICIA A. WOODBURY Special to the Citizen It has been a few years since the women of the Joyful Hands quilting group from Joy Lutheran Church delivered their quilts to Legacy House, one of the facilities of Hospice of Marion County. So, on Monday, Feb. 6, 16 beautiful handmade quilts were delivered and received with great enthusiasm by the staff at Legacy House. Legacy House opened in 2003 and has staff for 16 patients with a full capacity of 24 beds. It also has 60 volunteers who assist the staff in their work on a daily basis. Legacy House is just one of four patient care facilities that Hospice has in Marion County. Jennie Halvorsen, Hospice volunteer and member of Joy Lutheran Church, has been instrumental in encouraging the quilting group toward donating to Legacy House. In the past, she has heard patients tell her that the quilts are so special because of the obvious amount of work that goes into their creation. Michelle, one of the Hospice staff nurses, remarked that just because they are handmade and donated the patients feel they are a special gift. She said the some of the patients who enter hospice care early in their disease process can enjoy the quilts even more. She adds that the soft, comforting, eye appealing, warmth of the quilts is therapeutic for these patients. Alice Watts, chief operating officer of Hospice of Marion County, says she is pleased when patients are able to reap the benefits of hospice care early in their disease process and utilize their Medicare benefits. Their goal at hospice is to aggressively pursue comfort for the patient, so they do not give up. The women of the Joyful Hands quilting group, who meet every Wednesday morning, have been makAbove, Jennie Halvorsen, Hospice volunteer, and Georgia Adams, Joyful Hands coordinator, receive a certificate of appreciation for the donation of the quilts to Legacy House. At left, Alice Watts, chief operating officer of Hospice of Marion County, Georgia Adams, Jennie Halvorsen, and Kathy Berning, director of volunteer services for Hospice of Marion County, and Cynthia Woods, clinical coordinator at Legacy House, view the beautiful quilts donated by the Joyful Hands quilting group from Joy Evangelical Lutheran Church.PHOTOS BY NORMAN HALVORSEN Quilts make things bright at Legacy House ing these bright, cheerful and beautiful quilts for many years. Recently they produced 167 quilts. Their works of love are distributed worldwide through the Lutheran World Relief program. They are pleased to be able to brighten the day of the patients in hospice care, locally, and see the joy it brings to the patients as well as the staff. 000AMLF Mon. Thurs. 11 am 8:30 pm Fri. & Sat. 11 am 9:30 pm Closed on Sunday 8602 SW SR 200, 103rd St. Plaza 8 7 3 0 2 2 3 Ocala, Florida 8 7 3 0 2 2 3 873-0223 WED. 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Friday, February 24, 2012 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 18 ~ Friday, February 24, 2012 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 Attend the worship service of your choice... GOOD IN A CRISIS By Margaret Overton I n mid-life, attractive, successful anesthesiologist Margaret Overton finds herself in a contentious divorce with her faithless, vindictive physician husband Stig. Hers is a cautionary tale but no step-by-step guideline for surviving divorce. Rather, she warns of quick fixes such as dating services like Match.com. After reading the authors battery of Mr. Wrongs youll never look at these happy couples in the TV promos quite the same way again. She has disappointing sex with a few of them and one actually rapes her. Still, over a period of four years she returns time and again to Match.com believing, strangely, that Mr. Right could yet be out there. After a promising start to one or two relationships the men abruptly walk out, providing no explanation. A few dates are faintly comical, like the one with Nigel who does not bathe and sweats profusely. Margaret confesses, After Nigel, I decided to try Match.com again. Makes sense right? There were so many issues I did not want to deal with. Consequently, dating becomes a delaying strategy. What I dont understand is the books blurb that promises a riotous, laugh outloud memoir. Margarets mid-life crisis, as the ironic title suggests, is pathetic, not funny. Following a string of miserable matchups, in a borrowing from the Book of Job Margaret suffers a near fatal brain aneurysm, her best friend suddenly dies, her daughter barely escapes with her life after a skate-boarding accident, her widowed mother starts showing signs of dementia and after years of wrangling with Stig her legal fees top several hundred thousand dollars. The fight heading to trial is largely because after her aneurysm, Margaret can no longer get her own health insurance and must rely on Stig who is reluctant to give it to her. After a trajectory of self-destructive behavior and depression, Overton emerges a stronger woman who takes solace in her career, her daughters, and her friends. She even finds comfort in writing long letters to her closest friend and ally, though now deceased. In the long run her memoir offers no answers but does pose some provocative questions to ask ourselves: So when the moment comes, and everything you depend upon changes, or perhaps someone you love disappears or no longer loves you, must disaster follow? Or will you somehow adapt? Read the classifieds Cautionary tale warns of quick fixes after divorce B OOK MARK P W Pat Wellington 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 F EED your soul, S AVOR the richness of J EWISH tradition, Q UENCH your thirst for knowledge & wisdom, T ASTE the flavors of Jewish culture, B E W ELCOMED A S A F AMILY Worship Education Social Action Cemetery Social Choir Sisterhood 000A932 Imagine a place where you can TEMPLE BETH SHALOM is all this and more Erev Shabbat Services Fridays, 8 pm 1109 NE 8th Ave., Ocala, FL www.jewishocala.org Fostering Jewish life in Marion County 854-6446 Temple Beth Shalom of Ocala Reservations for FREE bus 873-3995 Conservative Bible Teaching Traditional Services Sunday Worship at 10 AM ongoing series on the Life of Jesus Christ Community Church 000A9G1 861-7716 Harley Towler, Pastor Graduate of Moody Bible Institute Located one mile west of State Road 200 at 10260 SW 110th Street (turn west across from the entrance to Oak Run) 000A92N 7768 SW Hwy. 200 (352) 237-4633 www.cpcocala.org Welcome to Countryside Presbyterian Church (USA) Sunday Bible Study 9:00 am Sunday Worship 10:30 am Tuesday Bible Study 2:00 pm Nursery Available Pastor Gary O. Marshall Your Spiritual Home Evangelical Lutheran Church joyocala@embarqmail.com Edward Holloway, Pastor 7045 SW 83rd Pl., Ocala (352) 854-4509 Nursery Provided 000A92B S u n d a y W o r s h i p 8 : 1 5 a m & 1 1 : 0 0 a m W e d n e s d a y E v e n i n g W o r s h i p 6 : 4 5 p m G e r m a n L a n g u a g e W o r s h i p 1 s t S u n d a y o f e a c h m o n t h 3 : 0 0 p m 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 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 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 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 000AM1T 75 484 484 Exit 341 MARION OAKS COURSE SW 49TH AVE. MARION OAKS PASS MARION OAKS TRAIL 200 484 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 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 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 Wesleyan-Holiness Tradition OCALA WEST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE Teaching the Bible as Gods Word to produce Christ-followers! S undays: Sunday School . . . . . . 9:15 A.M. Morning Worship . . . . 10:30 A.M. Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:00 P.M. Childrens Bible Quizzing 6:00 P.M. Wednesday Evenings Adult Bible Study . . . . . 6:00 P.M. Pastor Curt Dowling 5884 SW 60th Ave. (Airport Rd.) Ocala, Fl 34477 (352) 861-0755 www.ocalawestnaz.org 000A3PK 9330 SW 105th St., Ocala, FL 34481 854-9550 www.ocalawestumc.com 100th Ave. SW 105th St SW 110th St 484 Marion Oaks Library SW 103 rd St Pi ne R un OT OW 80th Ave. 60th Ave. 49th Ave. Oak Run 200 484 A Place for You... No matter what your age is, no matter where You come from, no matter who you are, There is a place for you at Ocala West UMC Traditional Worship 8:00 & 11:00 A.M. Casual & Contemporary 9:30 A.M. Children & Youth Ministries 000AB58 Rev. Alan Jefferson 000AM1C 4800 SW 20th St Ocala, FL 34474 352-237-5611 www.bereanbaptist.net Berean Baptist Church Independent Fundamental Dr. Mike Patton Pastor Sunday Bible Study 9:45am Sunday Worship 10:45am & 6:00pm Wednesday Bible Study 7:00pm Assistive Listening System Nursery provided for all services 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 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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A Chiropractic Doctor acquaintance asked when I would be doing some stories about his profession. I told him I have already written several columns on medical doctors; but he persisted and after some manipulation I agreed to do a chiropractic column. Time to get cracking. Adjustment A man was very skeptical of chiropractors, but when no other treatment seemed to relieve the chronic pain in his back, he decided to give it a try. Before his first appointment, he told the chiropractor of his reservations, but after a few adjustments he felt better than he had in years. What do you think now? the chiropractor asked. Well, the man replied, I guess I stand corrected. Small town patientThere were only two chiropractors in a small town. One day a new patient walked into one of the chiropractors offices. She was horrified by the chiropractors personal appearance. Even though he was young, he was hunched over and walked in an odd shuffling manner. Doctor, said the woman, I have to ask. Whats wrong? Did you get in a car accident or something? No, said the chiropractor, nothing like that. Well what caused your physical condition then? The chiropractor sighed. You know how they always say that in a small town with two barbers, you should go to the barber that has the worst haircut? Joint talk Chiropractors are very familiar with hearing back talk. Ive been sitting at my computer chair so much Ive developed a floppy disk. The chiropractors formed a partnership to open their new clinic. It was a joint venture, A chiropractor for pets is known as an animal cracker. Chiropractor school has been much harder than I anticipated, but Im learning to adjust. The psychiatric chiropractor specialized in attitude adjustments. I refused to go to see the chiropractor after my whiplash injury, and I have never looked back since. They make a perfect couple. Hes a chiropractor, and shes a pain in the neck. Old chiropractors never die; they just continue to manipulate. If youre not a chiropractor, get off my back. The chiropractors kept their money in a joint account. Some think a chiropractor is an Egyptian doctor. I make no bones about it. I love my work, said the chiropractor. Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died. Upon examining a new patient and finding the problem, the chiropractor asked, Whats a joint like this doing in a girl like you? BackwardMy friend Malcolm was in a very bad mood, complaining that his back was very painful. I suggested he go to a chiropractor for an adjustment. He took my advice, but a little later, he was in an even worse mood and said his back hurt him even more than before. I had to agree with this Malcolmtent that he was indeed Maladjusted. Fast?Chiropractor: Good morning, Ms. Jones. If youll lie down on the table, we can begin your adjustment. Patient: Thanks, Doctor. And I have to thank you for being so personable about your work. Ive heard that the way to make money as a chiropractor is to run as many people through your office as you can each day, assembly-line style, without giving... Chiropractor (interrupting): Well, if thats all, then I will see you again in a week. A dressing downAt a cocktail party, the lawyer was getting annoyed at the number of people who kept asking for free advice. He asked his doctor friend if he had the same problem. All the time, agreed the doctor. Well, dont you get tired of it? What do you do? asked the lawyer. Theres a very simple solution, and I think it will work for you as well, said the doctor. When they ask for advice, just tell them to undress. Only oneA reporter from a medical journal asked a wellknown doctor, Tell me, Doctor. Youve had a long and distinguished medical career. Have you ever made a mistake? Just one, the doctor sighed. I once cured a millionaire in only three visits. Dick and his wife Jane live in Oak Run. Friday, February 24, 2012 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 14 ~ Friday, February 24, 2012 www.smcitizen.com ELOISE HOLLYFIELD ejh2025@gmail.com OTOW Softball LeagueThe games played on Wednesday were some of the most exciting games to date! Great Clips increased their lead to two games over the Dr. Dunn team when they squeezed out two runs in the last inning to beat the Wise Way team. The Dr. Dunn team lost to Tee Pee Tire when they held on to beat Dr. Dunn by one run. The Cebert Wealth team was behind all game, just short by one run, when in the last inning they came alive and beat the Florida Eye team by one run. Its still a two team run for the top, for now, but the other teams are starting to improve and hopefully can stay healthy to make their move. None of the teams are out of the picture yet, as we still have until mid-May before its over. Standings Great Clips Angelo 20-8 Dr. Dunn Marty 18-10 Florida Eye Roger 15-13 Tee Pee Tire Ken 11-17 Cebert Wealth Bill 11-17 Wiseway Jimmy 8-20 OTOW softball games getting exciting OTOW HAPPENINGS BY PETER R. PARISI Special to the Citizen Are you interested in finding your families roots? Are you interested in seeing to whom you might be related? Master the Possibilities at On Top Of The World Communities (OTOW) and the OTOW Genealogical Society are offering a full schedule of genealogy classes and presentations during the Winter and Spring Session this year. Classes are open to both residents and nonresidents. The classes begin with George G. Morgans presentation on March 21, Introduction to Genealogy, and end with two presentations by him on May 23, Genealogy: How to Do Everything with Your Genealogy and Genealogy: New Ways to Research Our Roots. George G. Morgan, a well known genealogy author, columnist and speaker throughout the United States and Great Britain, is returning this year to Master the Possibilities for his fourth and fifth series of genealogy presentations. All of the classes and presentations are not only for those who are just getting started or thinking of starting their genealogy research, but also for those seasoned genealogists that want to brush up on their research skills. To sign up for the classes or presentations listed, you may sign up online at http://www.masterthepossibilities.com, by telephone at 352-854-3699 (24 hours a day/7 days a week), or by dropping by at Master the Possibilities Education Center next to Circle Square Commons, 8415 S.W. 80th St., Ocala. Classes are opened to both residents and non-residents. Well be providing information on various offerings each week. The most immediate offering is Introduction to Genealogy Guest Lecturer: George G. Morgan, March 21 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Live Oak Hall. OTOW resident Fee: $10; non-residents fee: $10. We all have to start with our family history research by learning the basics. Genealogy can be an intense and illuminating experience leading to a lifelong passion to learn more and more. This three-hour seminar addresses the essentials of getting started with your research. These include: What is genealogy? Places to conduct research Get to really know your ancestors. Interviewing absolutely everyone. Citing your sources Weighing the evidence Where and how do I start? Types of evidence Types of records Developing the big picture of your ancestors families and their lives. The information you learn in this seminar will provide you with the important information you require to become a really effective researcher into your familys history. Sign up now to reserve a seat at this very informative presentation. Hope to see you there. Geneaology classes offered at Master the Possibilities The Master the Possibilities Center for Lifelong Learning will welcome back Vince Boudreau, Ph.D. as part of its ongoing Visiting Scholars program. Boudreau is Professor of Visiting scholar returning to Master the Possibilities Political Science at City College of New York. He also is the Director of the prestigious Colin Powell Center for Leadership and Service. Just back from meetings in Myanmar (Burma) he will discuss An Unexpected Spring: Why Democracy in Myanmar Just Might Work. He will also discuss the current activities of the Powell Center. This presentation will take place Friday, March 9 at 10:20 to noon in Live Oak Hall located in Circle Square Commons at 3415 S.W. 80th St., Ocala. It is open to the public and there is no charge. You are asked to register online at www.masterthepossibilties.com or by phone 352854-3699. Master the Possibilities is in its seventh year of operation and is dedicated to providing outstanding lifelong learning opportunities to the community. This is the fifth year of the Visiting Scholar program. For details on this and other presentations feel free to call the office 352861-9751. Read the classifieds Some back-breaking jokes about chiropractors P UN ALLEY D F Dick Frank 000AMWX Tours Tours Tours Tours Call to make a reservation for a lunch/tour. We would love to share with you what The Bridge Community is all about! We look forward to hearing from you soon. Space is limited, so make your reservations today!!! March Happenings Join us for the following event! THURSDAY, MARCH 8 2:30 PM VETERANS SEMINAR Find out about the Aid & Attendance Pension Benefit availbale to Veterans and their surviving spouses who require assistance with their activities of daily living. You may be eligible to receive a monthly tax-free pension from the Veterans Administration of up to $23,396 per year. Presented by Operation:Veteran Aid. Refreshments will be served. Citrus County Craft Council Presents their 22nd Annual Crystal River Armory W. Venable, Crystal River (Across from Home Depot) Free Admission For more information, call 352-860-2598. Proceeds to benefit Habitat for Humanity Spring Fling Craft Show 000AB26 Food Food Crafts Crafts R a f f le s R a f f le s Saturday, Feb. 25 9 A.M. 3 P.M. 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T he bloodmobile from Floridas Blood Centers, the only supplier of blood for Marion County medical facilities, will be in the parking lot of Palm Grove on Thursday, March 1, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. You could save up to three lives with one donation since donated blood is separated into three different components given to recipients according to their needs. You will receive a free movie ticket from Fandango and a free game of bowling. Make time to save a life! If you would like to make an appointment go to www.fbcdonor.org and use account number #M1SO. If you would like a registration form to fill out in advance, call Carol Ann Wheeler at 352-873-2964. Be sure to eat and drink plenty of fluids before coming to donate and bring picture ID. Fine Arts ShowYou are invited to the 20th Annual Fine Arts Show tomorrow, Saturday, Feb. 25, from noon to 3 p.m. at Palm Grove. The Art Club of Oak Run, their friends and instructors will display beautiful drawings, paintings and sculpture. There will be free refreshments and the chance to win a lovely enhanced giclee of a pastel by Margarethe Nachbar entitled What! No Cell Phone? Proceeds of the raffle go toward an art scholarship at College of Central Florida. Pancake BreakfastCome get your flapjacks, sausage, juice, coffee or tea tomorrow, Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Orchid Club from 8 to 10 a.m. Upstate New York ClubThe Upstate New York Clubs Swing into Spring party is Monday, March 26, at Palm Grove at 6 p.m. It will be an all-you-can-eat soup and salad bar with all the trimmings. Bring the beverage of your choice. Entertainment will be dance instructor Lon Ligon from Gainesville who will teach a variety of dances. Did you always want to try the contra or a folk dance? If so, this is your chance. If not, just sit back and enjoy the evening. Tickets are $9 for members and $11 for guests. Tickets sales are Saturday. Feb. 25 and March 10 at the Orchid Club from 8 to 10 a.m. Watch your cubby for the flier. For information, contact Donna Anderson or Sandy Mantel. Feline FanciersThe club will meet on Thursday, March 1, at 7 p.m. in the Island Club. The title of the program for the evening is Bits n Pieces. Everyone will contribute something that evening, whatever they wish, about cats, of course. Everyone is to bring something to eat or drink to share with the group. There will be no collection of cat food this month. But, do you know what /67 refers to? The first number is the number of pounds of dry food we contributed to Pet Meals on Wheels after last months meeting and the second number refers to the number of cans of wet food. It just turned out that way. Southern States Club Tampa Bay Downs trip open to all Wednesday, March 28, will be a day at the races for the Southern States Club. Join us in our private party suite at Tampa Bay Downs. Ticket sales will be on Thursday, March 1, at the Orchid Club from 9 a.m. to noon. Theres room still available so we have opened this event to all Oak Run residents and their guests. Cost is $40 for members and $45 for guests which includes: a full buffet with two entrees, veggies, salad and dessert, an excellent view of the finish line, a private betting window, entrance to the track along with program, optional reserved stadium seating after lunch, a race named for the Southern States Club and a coach bus including gratuities. Call Bob Canning at 352-854-8015 if you have any questions about the club. My Wild Irish Rose DanceThe Ambassadors will present a dance featuring the Avenue Boys on Saturday, March 17, from 6:30 to 11 p.m. at Palm Grove. The Avenue Boys are a duo consisting of Russ Perkins on saxophone and Joe Gionti on the keyboard. Both also do vocals and harmonize on many of their songs. They play many varieties of dance music. Ticket sales will be Monday, March 5, from 8 to 10 a.m. in the card room of the Orchid Club, and on Tuesday, March 6, from 9 to 10 a.m. in the lobby of the Orchid Club. Cost per person is $6. Make checks payable to ORHA; please, no cash. Garden Club Meeting, Plant Sale and TipsThe next meeting of the Oak Run Garden Club will be on March 7 at 9 a.m. in the Orchid Club. Our guest speaker will be Carolee Carter, Oak Run resident and president of the Ocala African Violet Club. Carolee is an enthusiastic grower of African violets. She will share lots of information and tips on growing these beautiful flowers. The meeting begins at 9 a.m. with coffee and treats by Terri Messerolli and her committee. Peggy Cornish heads the sharing and caring table. Of course there will be the plant raffle and 50-50. Mark March 17 for a great time at the Orchid Club. This is St. Patricks Day and the plant and market sale will be at the club and parking lot. There will be something for everyone! Vendors will be selling plants, shrubs, honey, produce, containers, quilted items, art work and baked goods. Stop at the garden treasures table, the snack bar and the Chinese auction. Since it is St. Patricks Day, the Marion County Sheriffs Bagpipers and an Irish sing-a-long at 10 a.m. are planned. All proceeds benefit the Garden Clubs horticulture scholarship at the College of Central Florida. All programs and meetings are for Oak Run residents and guests. March 15 is the last frost date for Marion County. Its time to fertilize azaleas and camellias which prefer a special type of fertilizer. Trees, shrubs and vines like a balanced mix like 10-10-10. Poinsettias can be planted outside after the 15th. Enjoy the warmer weather as your garden comes alive. See you at the March 17th plant sale! Celebrate International Womens DayOak Run residents Linda Taylor and Pat Callahan are helping organize a free, non-religious program on Thursday, March 8, beginning at 4 p.m. hosted by the Nature Coast Unitarian Universalists to celebrate International Womens Day. Featured will be songs by Mindy Simmons who has been called Floridas chanteuse, a talk by Barbara Simian, an Ocala motivational speaker and music by Patchwork, a female trio. The program will be accompanied by food, drink and other fun. The UN General Assembly proclaimed March 8 as a day dedicated to the worlds women to recogFriday, February 24, 2012 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 20 ~ Friday, February 24, 2012 www.smcitizen.com D uring the last political election cycle, we were promised change, but I have not seen any of it, especially in my pants pocket. Then something wonderful happened. I was taking some mail to the post office and as I got out of my truck, I noticed a penny on the ground. At my age, if I have to bend down I make sure there are at least two or three things to do while I am down there. A single penny just will not do it for me. After all, what can you do with a penny? As I looked at that penny, I saw another penny, then another, then several. By the time I was done, there was a pile of 20 pennies there. Now that is something to bend down for. I know what they say, a penny for your thoughts. Here was 20 pennies and I did not have to think too much about bending down and collecting all 20 and put into my pants pocket. Nothing is quite as melodious as change jingling in my pants pocket. I walked into the post office with my pocket jingling with some spare change. Some may complain that 20 pennies does not really amount to very much. I remember what wise old Benjamin Franklin said, A penny saved is a penny earned. I am not sure what he would say about a penny rescued or even 20 pennies rescued, but I think he would have had something very witty to say about it. The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage would say to me something to the effect that 20 pennies cannot buy a good lunch. Who needs a good lunch when you got 20 pennies jingling in your pants pocket? The better part of wisdom on my part would be to allow these 20 spare pennies be my little secret. A few days after finding this penny cache, my wife made a comment that changed my week. What are you going to do with the extra day this year? I had no idea what she was talking about. Normally, I have no extra days to spare. Even if I happen to catch up on my chores on one day, there are always the next days chores staring me in the face. I was not a Beatles fan but I did understand their one song that talked about eight days a week. I have often thought I might be able to get caught up if there was an extra day in the week. Then, on scrutiny of the facts at hand, my good wife would find something for me to do on that eighth day. Getting back to her extra day question. I had no idea what she was talking about and so I responded with a very sophisticated, huh? What are you going to do with the extra day we have this year? I searched the cobwebs of my memory and could not find anything resembling her comment. She saw the quizzical look on my face, more quizzical than normal, and realized I had no idea what she was talking about. Dont you know we have an extra day this year? I did not know that so I pled with her to explain what she was talking about. I was thinking she was going to give me a day off so I could do nothing, then on second thought I do not believe she would do something like that. Not her! This is leap year and the month of February has 29 days instead of the normal 28. I thought for a moment and understood what she was talking about. I had forgotten this was leap year, which gives us an extra day. Instead of 365 days this year, we will enjoy 366 days. I am not quite sure who arranged this phenomenon but the extra day is tacked on to the end of February. I have often thought it would be great to be born on February 29. That way you only celebrate your birthday every four years. Instead of being 60 years old, I would be 15. Then a very terrible thought rumbled through my mind. I remembered what it was like to be 15. No way in the world would I ever want to be 15 again. Imagine taking 60 years to get to 15 and then staying there for four years. Talk about dragging out your misery? My wife gave me, as usual, some fodder for my thinking. What would I do with an extra day? The more I thought about this the more things I thought I could do on that extra day. By the time I got through thinking about all the things I could do with an extra day I was exhausted and needed to sit down for a cup of coffee. In order for me to satisfy all my proposed projects, I would need at least one extra day a month, and I would not complain about one extra day a week. I really do not think having an extra day is going to make much difference for me. The Bible says, This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it (Psalms 118:24 KJV). Someone said, today is the first day of the rest of my life. And so it is. Enjoy the day you have, is my philosophy of life. 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. My Leap Year quandary: Anybody have a day to spare O UT TO PASTOR J S Rev. James L. Snyder The Marion County Kidney Foundation, a non-profit organization will host its annual 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run on March 3. The Run/Walk will begin at 8 a.m. followed by the Kids Fun Run at 9:15 a.m. Advance registration is $20 for adults and $10 for ages 18 and younger. The day of the race, registration will be $25 for adults. The event will be at the Baseline Road Florida Greenway Trailhead, 4225 S.E. 58th Ave., Ocala. The Kids Fun Run is a 100-yard dash and is free to youths 10 and under. 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.marioncountykidneyfoundation.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 Court, Ocala, FL 34471. Race teams are strongly encouraged; groups of 5 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 such as KCountry, live music provided by Uncle Mortys Rhythm Cream Band, raffle prizes, vendor booths and kids activities. 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; 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. 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Center. This year, its a St. Patricks Games Party. Play will include any kind of cards or games, such as Bridge, Hand and Foot, Pinochle, Rummikub, Chess and Checkers, and Scrabble, to name a few. A group chooses what they will play when they sign up. The doors will open at 11:30 a.m. for the noon lunch of Reubens, chips and pickles, lemonade, coffee and cake; and the games will begin at 1 p.m. Tickets are $6 each and are on sale now at Tuesday morning socials and in the Activities Office during ticket sale hours. Tickets are limited to 6 per household, said Shirley Pohlers, Sunshine representative; and although full-table registration is recommended, we will do our best to place individual registrants with others. In addition to cards and games, there will be a Chinese auction of items contributed by various Marion Landing artists. Tickets for the Chinese auction are $1 each or 5 for $3. Get ready for an afternoon of fun, but get your tickets early as seating is limited. Landing Lites ConcertMark your calendar for Saturday, March 10, at 7 p.m. Thats the date for the spring Landing Lites Pops Concert, and you wont want to miss this program. Its full of show stoppers, said Concert Director Floyd Hickman. Let Me Entertain You, You Raise Me Up, What a Wonderful World, Moon River and Singin in the Rain are some of the hits that will be performed by the 38-member chorus with featured piano soloist Dominic Muzzi, as well as medleys from My Fair Lady and Oliver. Muzzi accompanies a number of choral groups at West Port High School and has accompanied the Central Florida Master Choir. The program also includes two patriotic numbers and features the Westport Army Junior ROTC Flag and Spin Team under the direction of Col. Harry Good. Tickets for the concert are $5 and are on sale now at Tuesday morning Socials and in the Activities Office during ticket sale hours. Bridge anyone?The popular game of bridge is a favorite in Marion Landing, and the players meet Tuesday afternoon at 12:30 p.m. and Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m. in the Lifestyle Center. All bridge lovers are welcomejust stop by.Bob Ross painting classThe next Bob Ross painting class is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 27 at 9 a.m. The small class size and intimate setting ensures you will receive individual attention from Debbie Blackburn, certified Bob Ross-style painting instructor, who will expertly guide you through painting a beautiful oil seascape, a sample of which is on display in the Activities Office window. Using this quickstudy painting technique, you can learn to paint in only a short time even if you have never painted before. The cost for the class is $35 which includes supplies and instruction, but we ask that you bring your own paper towels. Sign up on the sheet hanging on the Activity Wall; prepayment by cash or check is required. Weave a basket in a dayNew students are always welcome at the monthly basket weaving class which will be held Wednesday, Feb. 29, at 9 a.m. in the Craft Room. Master weaver Sharon Baiardi leads you through the steps to create a beautiful handcrafted basket of your choice in just one day, and youre sure to leave with a beautiful piece. Please sign up in advance on the sheet hanging on the Activity Wall so you can choose your project from the array of baskets Sharon has available. Free luncheon seminarDr. Doug Routledge of Roberts Funeral Homes will host a free informational luncheon seminar on Thursday, March 8, at 11 a.m. in the Lifestyle Center. The topic of this seminar is The Erratic Cycle of Grief and is the second in a series of four topics relating to the funeral process and what you need to know to make you an informed consumer. At this seminar, you will learn the source of grief, its value, how to handle grief, how different people experience grief, and how long it lasts. Dr. Routledge is a gifted speaker who presents this serious information with a sensitive humor that makes this difficult topic more easily handled, and all your questions will be addressed. Please reserve your seat by purchasing a refundable $1 ticket at the Tuesday morning socials or in the Activities Office during regular ticket sale hours. Senior Games signupRegistration for the Marion Landing Senior Games continues throughout February. There are 40 events that will take place from April 9 through 21, culminating in the Breakfast of Champions on Saturday, April 28, at 8 a.m. If you are interested in participating in the Senior Games, please fill out the entry form enclosed in your Senior Games packet and return it, with your entry fee of $10 per participant, at one of the February Tuesday socials or to the Activities Office during regular office hours. You may sign up for as many or as few events as you wish. Join your neighbors in some friendly competition and fellowship, and perhaps you will even bring home an Ed Morgan Fitness award. Travel newsIf you are interested in any of the trips listed below, details are available on the flyers posted on the Travel Board in the Lifestyle Center, or you may call 237-7152 for more information. Trips are open to the general public if space allows. Please note the date change for the trip to Ed Fletchers Early Bird Dinner Theater to see Separate Beds. The trip is now on Saturday, April 28. This is a heartfelt comedy in which two couples navigate through their relationships while on a Caribbean cruise. Tickets are $66 and include round-trip motor coach, hot buffet, all tax and gratuities. Check the flyer posted on the Travel Board for more information. Mark your calendar for May 9 as we travel to Orlando for the Sleuth Mystery Theater and help solve a mystery. Details are still pending, but the cost will be $60 $70 and will include meal, play, transportation as well as gratuities. More information to follow and will be posted on the Travel Board. Diane Bress is Marion Landings Activities Director and an employee of Leland Management, Inc. The Church on the Hill, welcomes the Dunnellon and surrounding communities to join them for all of the services, to fellowship, and to focus on the events leading up to the Last Supper, Christs betrayal, arrest, crucifixion, burial, and finally, His triumphant Easter morning resurrection. For more information contact the church office at 352-489-5881 or visit www.PeaceLutheranOnline.org.Maranatha Baptist ChurchMaranatha Baptist church annual missions conference will be March 25 through April 1. Brother Bernie Rodgers will start the conference by speaking on Faith Promise during Sunday School on March 25 at 9:30 a.m. and during the morning Worship Service at 10:45 a.m. Mark and Sharon Hazen will speak during the 6 p.m. evening services on Benevolent Support Program. Aaron Brindle, Missionary to India will bring the message during the Wednesday, March 28 evening service at 6:45 p.m. On Sunday, April 1, Jesse Parnell and Kenny Evans will speak at the morning Worship Service at 10:45 a.m. Revival scheduled Kenny Evans will begin a Revival on Sunday, April 1, at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Kenny is a Christian evangelical missionary and ordained pastor who brings his messages in song and sermon. He is also a recording artist. On Monday, April 2, Tuesday, April 3 and Wednesday, April 4 evenings beginning at 6:45 p.m., Kenny Evans will speak and sing. One of those evenings will include an "Oldies Concert" centered on the Gospel message. All are invited to attend and be blessed by these powerful messages. Continuing programs for children 1. The AWANA (Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed) program is ongoing and always open to all children from the ages 4 to 18. AWANA is an exciting program of Christian leanrning and games of competition with awards. It is held each Sunday evening from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Church. Pastor C. Michael "Mike" Swingle is the new youth pastor and has planned many activities for young people. 2. The children's choir, J.A.M. (Jesus and Me) invites all children from 1st through 12th grade to participate. Ms. Pat Haas is the director and welcomes the children to choir practice from 5 to 6 p.m. on Sunday evenings at the Church. Ms. Pat teaches the children that it is easy and enjoyable to be part of the J.A.M. choir. Maranatha Baptist Church is at 525 Marion Oaks Trail in Marion Oaks. Please call 352-347-5683 for further information and directions to the Church. The church website is www.maranathabaptistc.org.Temple Bnai DaromPassover will be celebrated by Temple B'nai Darom with a seder conducted by Rabbi Harold Jaye on Friday, April 6 at 6 p.m. The seder will be held at The Elks Club, 702 N.E. 25th Ave., Ocala. All reservations must be received by March 23. For reservations and further information please contact Micki Hirsch at 352-6249563. 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. 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. 25: Men's Prayer Group, 8 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 26: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Saturday, March 3: Men's Prayer Group, 8 a.m. Sunday, March 4: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.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 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. Friday, February 24, 2012 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com 12 ~ Friday, February 24, 2012 www.smcitizen.com RELIGION CONTINUED FROM PAGE 11 National Pancake Day returns to benefit Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals For the seventh consecutive year, IHOP restaurants nationwide will offer each guest a free short stack of its famous buttermilk pancakes on National Pancake Day in an effort to raise awareness and funds for Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals. For every short stack of buttermilk pancakes served on National Pancake Day, IHOP guests are invited to make a voluntary donation to Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals. Donations made at IHOPs in the Ocala area will benefit the Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals program at Miami Childrens Hospital. IHOP hopes to raise $2.7 million this year, with a goal to bring the total amount of funds raised to more than $10 million. To find a local IHOP or to donate online, visit www.ihoppancakeday.com. The event will be Tuesday, Feb. 28, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (15 full hours) at participating IHOP restaurants in the Ocala area. 15 hours of free flapjacks at IHOP Feb. 28 LANDINGCONTINUED FROM PAGE 16 PHOTO BY MARY JO EGGERSFrom the left, Marion Landing residents Dee Stahl, Marie Callog, Mary Ann Hall and Charlie Mock at the American Travel Winners Circle for the 6th race at Tampa Bay Downs. 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with their life changes and none had regrets. According to author Lisa Belkin, these women were not unique. After talking with dozens of professional women over a period of four years, she could not avoid coming to the explosive conclusion that the very women who had succeeded in becoming the professional equals of men were rejecting the workplace. Why? Because they found other parts of life more fulfilling. I can relate to these women. I am a lawyer, and when I was pregnant with my first child I learned that my employer wouldnt give me a part-time schedule; it was all or nothing. I chose nothing. Now I work very part-time, from home. It is a generous arrangement offered by my current employer, and I am a grateful, productive employee (with a grateful husband and children). I give an annual lecture to female law students on this very topic, and what they appreciate most is hearing first-hand accounts of female lawyers who have found their way to happiness without sacrificing their dreams of marriage and family. I do not bring them stories about mothers who are happily working in full-time legal jobs because I dont know any. Perhaps they exist, but in nearly 25 years of being a lawyer Ive never met a single one. Rick Santorums wife is a lawyer, nurse and author. By any objective measure this woman should get the feminist stamp of approval. Yet when she left the workforce to raise their children she faced distain from feminists for choosing family over the firm, for doing it the wrong way. It goes without saying that not everyone can make this kind of choice. The unhappy full-time-lawyer-mothers I know are still at it not by choice but because circumstances compel them. Oddly, two who come to mind are married to schoolteacher husbands. Even where possible, the choice to leave the workforce partially or completely can be hard. It is a huge financial sacrifice to forgo that second salary. There will be fewer vacations, perhaps a smaller house, maybe only one car. And of course there are the cerebral sacrifices. Exchanging the calm of an orderly office for the relative chaos of a child-centered world. The loss of adult society, intellectual stimulation, professional praise. There is much to be said for the life of a full-timer. It is and should remain open to any woman who wants it. But no woman should be disdained for wanting to spend her hours raising her family and running her home. The late Pope John Paul used to speak of the law of the gift that we are made most truly human in the measure in which we go out of ourselves and give ourselves for the sake of others. It is the idea that our happiness, our very fulfillment, lay not in the preservation of self but in the gift of self to others. Some of the Atlanta book club members seemed to agree. This is what I was meant to do at this time, said one lawyer who quit her job to raise her two small children. I know thats very un-p.c., but I like lifes rhythms when Im nurturing a child. Another admitted she really enjoyed the stereotypical role of female/mother/caregiver. To her, the freedom to choose this lifestyle was not a rejection but an affirmation of the feminist impulse. Perhaps even its fulfillment. For 20thcentury feminists, being successful required becoming a man. Maybe 21st-century feminism will let all women define success their own way. Meet Rick Santorum, 21st-century feminist. Cathy Cleaver Ruse, Esq., is Senior Fellow for Legal Studies at the Family Research Council. Friday, February 24, 2012 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 22 ~ Friday, February 24, 2012 www.smcitizen.com RUSECONTINUED FROM PAGE 10 RELIGION Our Redeemer Lutheran Our Redeemer Lutheran Church is conducting mid-week (Wednesday) services at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. The theme is "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 MethodistHoly 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.Peace Lutheran ChurchPeace Lutheran Church at 7201 South Highway 41, just 5 miles north of Dunnellon, is preparing to celebrate the season of Lent which leads to Easter. This year Pastor McKee is using Luthers Catechisms for the midweek and Holy Week theme. The midweek services will be at 7 p.m., and each Wednesday service, will be preceded by a potluck meal at 6:15 p.m. This is an opportunity to learn about Lutheran teachings, and those who have been around the Lutheran church for a while will find this time together to be an excellent refresher. The schedule is as follows: Feb. 29: This I Believe: The Apostles Creed, 1 Corinthians 15:3-8. March 7: Our Father Who Is in Heaven: The Lords Prayer, Matthew 6:9-13. March 14: The Washing of Regeneration: Holy Baptism, Matthew 28:18-20. March 21: We Are Forgiven: The Office of the Keys, John 20:19-23. March 28: We Eat a Holy Supper: The Sacrament of the Altar, Matthew 26:26-28. April 5, Maundy Thursday: On the Night When He Was Betrayed, 1 Corinthians 11:23-32. April 6, Good Friday: It Is Finished, John 19:30. April 8, Easter Sunday: Dont Seek the Living Among the Dead, Luke 24:1-6. The time schedule for Easter Sunday services will be announced later. The family of Peace Lutheran Church, PLEASESEERELIGION PAGE12 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) The adventurous Aries wont be disappointed with taking on a new challenge, despite some initial misgivings. Look for this move to open other opportunities down the line. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Let that beautiful Bovine smile not only put you at ease, but also show that youre ready, willing and more than able to confound the naysayers around you. A new admirer has important news. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Be careful how you handle a relationship that youre hoping to save. You already have the facts on your side. Avoid weakening your position by embellishing it with unnecessary dramatics. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Taking definitive stands isnt easy for the often-wavering Moon Child. But you not only need to stay with your decision, but also reassure others it was the right thing to do. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) As a proud Lion, youre right to be upset about those who might be lying about you to others. But the best revenge is proving them wrong by succeeding at what you set out to do. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Caution is still advised before making a financial commitment to a promising project. Look for the facts behind the fluff. Devote the weekend to loved ones. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) A Taurus offers comfort and advice as you deal with an upsetting event. Use this as a learning experience that will help you avoid similar problems in the future. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) A romantic situation creates some chaos for single Scorpions. But its well worth the effort to work things out. A trusted friend can offer some helpful advice. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Expect to make new friends as your social circle expands. Also, remember to tell that family member how proud you are of his or her achievements. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) New ventures continue to be favored. And with your self-confidence rising all the time, youll want to see how well you can do with a new challenge. So, go to it. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) This is a good time for the usually seriousminded Aquarian to let loose and enjoy some fun times. Expect to get good news about a workplace issue. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Changed plans might upset some people, but your needs should be respected. Offer explanations when necessary. But dont let yourself be talked into changing your decisions. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a gift for bringing people together. You would make a fine judge or counselor. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. 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BY SHELDON RICHMAN Special to the Citizen A question arises from the recent controversy between President Obama and the Catholic Church that aches for an answer: If Catholic institutions have a right to abstain from paying for what morally offends them, why dont the rest of us? The initial Obamacare rule held that all employers, in fulfilling their new legal requirement to provide health insurance to their employees, must include contraception (and other preventive health services) in the coverage at no cost. The Catholic Church teaches that contraception is sinful. The Department of Health and Human Services was willing to exempt churches but not church-operated institutions that pursue a broader mission than religious teaching, such as colleges, hospitals, and charities. This brought protests from Catholic officials, who claim that their religious freedom would be infringed by a mandate that they buy services that they teach are morally abhorrent. As the political controversy mounted, the Obama administration devised an accommodation: those institutions would not have to pay for birth-control coverage; however, their insurers would still have to offer free contraception. Many objections can be raised against this policy. In a society that thinks itself free, how dare the government force employers to provide health insurance? How dare it mandate that coverage include contraception or any particular service? How dare it mandate that any coverage be free? (It cant really be free; the coverage necessarily reduces employees cash wages.) How can contraception use be insurable when it is a chosen act, not the kind of low-probability, high-cost event that insurance was designed to protect against? Is there really a moral difference between forcing a Catholic institution to pay for employee contraception and forcing it to arrange a match between its employees and an insurer that will provide the contraception? These questions are daggers at the heart of Obamacare. But lets leave them aside. What has gone largely unnoticed is that the principle invoked by the Catholic Church and largely endorsed by the public that freedom of religion, as enshrined in the U.S. Constitutions First Amendment, rules out forcing a church to pay for what it regards as morally abhorrent applies beyond this instance. If a Catholic institution should not be forced to pay for contraception because it regards birth control as morally repugnant, why should anyone be forced to pay for what he or she finds morally repugnant? It does no good to say that the First Amendment is about religion. The Constitution and Bill of Rights did not create rights; they acknowledged preexisting rights. Moreover, we are entitled to make reasonable inferences from the framers language, because they could hardly have created an exhaustive list of implications. For example, by specifying the free exercise of religion, the framers cant be construed as intending to exclude atheists from the protection of freedom of conscience. Logic drives us to conclude that government should never compel anyone to act against his or her moral convictions. The good sense of this becomes clear when we get down to particulars. If a Catholic may not be forced to pay for birth control in violation of conscience, why should that Catholic or anyone else be compelled to finance mass murder in violation of conscience? No one can reasonably insist that personal convictions should be disregarded in the case of mass murder. This is no hypothetical speculation. Americans have been forced, without their consultation much less permission to finance mass murder. Its called war, invasion, occupation, and special operations. U.S. military missions in Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, Somalia, and elsewhere have directly or indirectly killed over a million people who never threatened Americans at home. Those missions have ruined the lives of hundreds of thousands more through injury and the destruction of their homes and societies. The president of the United States refuses to take war with Iran off the table ostensibly because the Islamic republic wont end its nuclear-enrichment program although the International Atomic Energy Agency says no weapons are being produced, and U.S. and Israeli officials say no decision to build a weapon has been made. War against Iran would constitute mass murder. The U.S. government should be stopped from engaging in such brutality. But short of that, those with a conscientious objection should be free to opt out of financing these crimes. Sheldon Richman is senior fellow at The Future of Freedom Foundation (www.fff.org). Friday, February 24, 2012 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com 10 ~ Friday, February 24, 2012 www.smcitizen.com No one should be forced to act against his conscience GUEST COMMENTARY BY CATHY CLEAVER RUSE, ESQ. Special to the Citizen Only the very brave will try to get between a professional woman and her power suit. Presidential candidate Rick Santorum was accused of just that this weekend when David Gregory of NBC and George Stephanopolous of ABC pressed him about an observation in his book, It Takes a Family, that radical feminists undermine families by telling women that they can find fulfillment only in the workplace. Of course, Santorum was right. Modern feminists tried to write a script that all women were meant to follow to achieve success and utter self-satisfaction. It was careers optimum, husbands optional, conception avoided and the unplanned products thereof aborted. How 20th century of them. That script was rejected a long, long time ago. Hardly had the new century dawned when even the New York Times got the message. In a startling story (because of its location, not content), the Times Magazine profiled several highly-educated, professional women on the upper rungs of the proverbial corporate ladder who decided to get off, stay home and raise their kids (The Opt-Out Revolution, Oct. 26, 2003). The women were members of an Atlanta book club, each with a degree from Princeton and post-graduate degrees from places like Harvard and Columbia. Of the 10 members, half no longer worked at all, one was in business with her husband, one worked part-time, and two freelanced. All expressed deep satisfaction Santorum is right: Women find fulfillment beyond the workplace PLEASESEERUSE PAGE11 nize the contribution of women to strengthening international peace and security. Come hear the speaker, enjoy the music. (Come early for snacks!) The years sub-theme is Connecting Girls, Inspiring Futures. The Nature Coast Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is located at 7633 N. Florida Ave., Citrus Springs, just north/west of the Holder light. For information call 352-465-4225 or go to naturecoastuu.org. Everyone is invited at no charge. Little Theatre Sex Please Were SixtyLittle Theatres membership continues to grow and it is sad to hear that many of the long-standing clubs in Oak Run are folding. The activities in the community are what has made this a great place to live and we wonder what has happened to us! Togetherness and group activities are what keep us young at heart even as we grow old. Come on people get with the program, have fun, live a little. The average age of cast members in our show is over 72 but youd never know it if you came to one of our rehearsals. We are not just young at heart, we are young because we are active. Old is a frame of mind; kick up your heels; enjoy life. This is what makes our current play something you must come and see. Sex Please Were Sixty is not about sex, its about laughing and enjoying life. Do yourself a favor, buy a ticket, treat yourself to a meaningful night out. Theres nothing much worth watching on TV anyway. Our dinner theatre is a must do; youll have ball, a great meal, a great show and if you were to go to one of the other venues around the area youd pay twice the price and travel twice as far for half the fun. Call Diane Schmidt at 352-873-7243 for one of the few remaining tables. Youll be glad you did. If you cant get tickets for the dinner show, call Linda Noel at 352-873-9908 for tickets one of the other three shows. OR Quilters Marion County QuiltYes, its nearly finished. The last minute touches are being added to this year-long project. Hopefully it will soon be on display at Oak Run and then travel to various sites around Marion County so other residents of the area can enjoy seeing our interpretation of all that Marion County has to offer visitors and natives alike. The large wall hanging has a map of the county in the center and its surrounded by hand made blocks representing everything from our parks to community activities and so much more. Techniques used to make the blocks vary from applique, thread painting, piecing and other landscape quilting skills. The quilt itself is both hand quilted and machine quilted. Just about everyone in the Quilt Club took part in this project over the past year. For more information about the quilt please contact Patti Schwartz or Dori Sullivan. Oak Run Travel Please mark your calendars for the April 7 meeting for the passengers who will be traveling on the Emerald Princess cruise on April 26. This documentation meeting will be held in the Orchid Club starting at 1 p.m. Bus assignments, cruise documents, airline tickets and other information will be distributed. At least one person from each group travelling together should attend. Please call Bob Kocher if you are unable to be there so we can arrange to get your documents to you before we leave on April 26. Speaking of cruises, there are still a few cabins for the Oct. 27 through Nov. 3, 2012, cruise out of Port Canaveral to Cozumel, Belize, Mahogany Bay, Costa Maya, and back to Port Canaveral. Call John Casabianca for more information and to reserve your cabin. John Cababianca has also just booked a cruise on Royal Caribbeans awe-inspiring Allure of the Seas for March 3 to 10, 2013. You can explore seven distinct neighborhoods on the ship filled with awesome new features like the first Starbucks at sea, Broadway hit musical Chicago in the main theater, the classic carousel on the boardwalk, and the aerial acrobats in the Aqua Theater. Call John to reserve your cabin.Royal Oaks Womens 18 Hole GolfOn Tuesday, Feb. 14, we had our annual Valentines Day Tournament. The game was best ball of each two-player team. The winners were: First Flight: 1st place Pat and Dick Blackburn, 2nd place Judie and Jim Lavdas, 3rd place Patty and Bill Dougherty; Second Flight: 1st place Bev Matejicek and B.J. Lassiter, 2nd place Nancy Lefebvre and Janet Tully, 3rd place Sylvia and Dom Zappia; Third Flight: 1st place Kathy and Steve Kollar, 2nd place Mary Kay and Ken Frandsen, 3rd place Sally and A.B. Crass. That evening we had a dinnerdance at the Palm Grove Club. The wonderful food and dance music capped a fun day spent with our Valentines.Royal Oaks Lady NinersOur annual Sweetheart Tournament was a great success thanks to our committee, Vicki Ellin, Judy Barmore, Brenda Raider, Diana Schmidt, Carolee Riola, Roe Stover and Ilene Simnowitz. We played a Texas scramble with 42 couples. The first winning team was Vange Bell, Jeanne Konicki Sam Timmermeyer and BJ Lassiter. The team in second place was Elsa Berbig, Dick Berbig, Carolee Riola and Bill Riola. The third place team was Beverly Matejicek, Jerry Matejicek, Bette Johnson and Clint Johnson. Closest to the pin for the ladies was Brenda Raider and for the men, Bruce Drake. Closest to the line was Bob Kocher. The decorations on the dinner tables were beautiful, we had a lot of fun with the games and most of all the weather was great. A good time was had by all. Royal Oaks Mens GolfFebruary 17 was a cool, cloudy, and sometimes misty morning, but the more hardy souls turned out for the game. Perhaps the low participation was due not only to the ongoing match tournament, but also the game, which limited each player to only 4 clubs, no more! However, a good time was had by all, and doing something other than the usual game was interesting. The winner with a score of 202 was the team of Emmet Dowling, Ken Frandsen, Steve Szabo, and Ray Hagerman. Second with a score of 203 were Dale Wurzburger, Ron Kowalewski, and Larry Soine. Tied for third with 205 were the team of Ron Catapano, Fred West, and Jim Kennedy and the team of Charlie Elder, Jan Flickinger, Old Tom Morris, and Mike Madill. Closest to the pin on the par threes were Ken Frandsen, Steve Szabo, and Paul Colatruglio. Next week we hope to report the results of the Match Play Tournament.Mr. Codys CornerI was looking over moms shoulder as she put together todays column and one article struck me not only for its important information but also for its wisdom. Go back and reread Frank Porterfields Little Theatre item. You will find out how to get tickets for their great spring production, Sex Please Were Sixty, and you will also get some sound philosophical advice. 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. 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Friday, February 24, 2012 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 24 ~ Friday, February 24, 2012 www.smcitizen.com GUEST COMMENTARY BY RICH LOWRY Special to the Citizen First they come for the alcohol, then for the tobacco, then for your sugar. When the day arrives when you have to undergo a background check and endure a three-day waiting period to enter a Dunkin Donuts, you can trace it back to this moment. Namely the publication in the journal Nature of an article calling for regulating sugar as a health hazard, although stopping far short of all-out prohibition (that would be too extreme). One of the authors is Robert Lustig of the University of California, San Francisco, who hopes to be to the consumption of sugary beverages and foods what William Wilberforce was to the slave trade. He is not given to understatement. In a video discussion with his co-authors, he says that thanks to sugar and its contribution to chronic noncommunicable diseases like heart disease and diabetes, we are in the midst of the biggest public health crisis in the history of the world. Bigger than the bubonic plague that killed off about half the population of Europe in the 14th century? Bigger than the 1918 flu pandemic that killed as many as 50 million people? As soon as Coca-Cola becomes so toxic that it wipes out a large proportion of the worlds population and influences the course of civilization, well then, Lustig has a case. There is a vigorous debate among researchers about how harmful sugar is, and Lustig as you might imagine takes the dire view. This fuels his push for gentle supply side control strategies to limit the intake of sugar, including taxation, distribution controls, age limits. They muse about zoning ordinances to control the number of fast-food outlets and convenience stores in low-income communities, and especially around schools. Ive always thought soda is bad for you, not from studying the data, but because my mom wouldnt let us have it in the house when we were kids. Which settled the issue rather nicely no taxes, no zoning ordinances. As it turns out, research shows the power of engaged parents. A study published in Pediatrics in 2010 found that if children ate dinner with their families, got about 10 hours of sleep a night and watched two hours or less of TV on weeknights, they had a lower risk of obesity. The mindset of the Robert Lustigs of the world is that we cant trust parents or individuals to make sound choices. They dont consider it public health, he scolds in the video, referring to opponents of a government anti-sugar campaign, they consider it personal responsibility. But if what you choose to eat and drink is no longer considered the province of personal responsibility, what is left? If this all seems good for yuks, just wait 10 years. Before its over, the offending food and beverage companies the sugar merchants, as a journalist sympathetic to Lustigs case puts it could well be as beaten-down as the tobacco companies. The predicate is there for making Little Debbie, despite her wholesome red curls and cheery slogan (Unwrap a Smile), into the moral equivalent of a drug pusher. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.(c) 2012 by King Features Synd., Inc. Watch out for cupcake cops and their attack on sugar Read the classifieds FAMILY FEATURES O ne of the best ways to get more of natures healthiest superfoods into your daily diet is to think frozen. Frozen fruits and vegetables retain their nutritional value just as well as fresh. And when it comes to taste, one superfood is a freezer superstar: Wild Blueberries. These delicious little blue powerhouses have superior antioxidant capacity com pared with other fruits and veggies and theyre available year-round in your grocers freezer. Stock up and turn your own freezer into a daily source of healthpromoting superfood. Studies show that Wild Blueberries may help combat cancer, heart disease and the effects of aging. Brain benefits include: Improving motor skills Reversing short-term memory loss Theres no real secret to eating healthy. Just have a ready supply of Wild Blueberries in your freezer so you can enjoy these delicious recipes any time, in any season. Get more wildly healthy recipes at www.wildblueberries.com. Wild Blueberries grow naturally in the fields and barrens of Maine and Canada, and are fresh frozen at the peak of their antioxi dant power. Youll find them in your grocers frozen food section theyre easy and affordable all year-round.Sweet Wild Blueberry Omelet Rolls Serves 4 2 cups frozen Wild Blueberries, thawed 1/2 cup Wild Blueberry jam 8 eggs 2 tablespoons light cream 4 tablespoons sugar 1 tablespoon flour 2 tablespoons butter 1 ounce chopped pistachio Powdered sugar Mint leaves In small bowl, mix Wild Blueberries with Wild Blueberry jam to bind. In a second bowl, beat eggs with cream, sugar and flour. Place a 12-inch frying pan over medium heat and melt 1 tablespoon butter. Add half of the egg mixture and turn down heat in order to slowly cook eggs. Flip over the omelet. Place omelet on a plate, scatter half the Wild Blueberries on it and roll it up. Prepare a second omelet from remaining butter, egg cream and Wild Blueberries. Cut omelets into pieces and sprinkle with pistachio and powdered sugar. Garnish with mint leaves as desired. Nutritional Information per Serving: 410 calories, 18g fat, 170mg sodium, 53g carbohydrates, 1g fiber, 13g protein Wild Blueberry Coconut Smoothie Serves 4 3 cups frozen Wild Blueberries 4 tablespoons brown sugar 1 piece of fresh ginger (walnut-size), peeled and grated 13 ounces canned coconut milk, divided 1 teaspoon toasted, grated coconut, for garnish Blend Wild Blueberries, brown sugar, ginger and 6 ounces coconut milk in blender until frothy. Pour remaining coconut milk into four glasses and slowly add Wild Blueberry mixture to each. Stir gently with a spoon to get a marbled white and blue look. Garnish with toasted coconut. Nutritional Information per Serving: 280 calories, 20g fat, 15mg sodium, 29g carbohydrates, 5g fiber, 2g protein Tandoori Chicken Sticks with Wild Blueberry Fig SauceServes 4 as entre or 12 as an appetizer 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast 1 package Tandoori Tikka or Tandoori Chicken marinade 1/2 cup low-fat, plain yogurt 2/3 cup frozen Wild Blueberries 1/2 cup Wild Blueberry jam 1/2 cup chopped fresh figs (or substitute pears) 1/2 teaspoon orange zest 2/3 cup cooked red lentils 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1/4 teaspoon powdered coriander 1 tablespoon oil or cooking spray Skewers Chop chicken into bite-sized chunks. Stir together Tandoori Tikka and yogurt in medium bowl and add chicken. Cover and let marinate for at least 1 hour. Sauce: Stir together Wild Blueberries and jam in a small saucepan. Rinse and chop figs. Add figs and orange zest. Cook sauce stirring until it just comes to a simmer. Remove from heat, cool slightly. 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Friday, February 24, 2012 ~ 25 www.smcitizen.com T he pull of gravity, spin of our planet, or trips around the sun may cause the U.S. Supreme Court to render occasional decisions with predictable long-term unintended consequences. One such decision was Dred Scott in 1857. As you recall from high school history, Dred Scott was a slave owned by Peter Blow, who sold him to John Emerson, an army doctor. Emerson was posted to several states, including Missouri, where slavery was illegal and slaves were permitted to purchase their freedom. When Scotts offer of the $300 freedom fee was rejected, he sued. Four years and several courts later, the Supreme Court, with five justices who had been slave owners, decided that slaves were neither people nor citizens of any state. In his house-divided speech in 1858, Abraham Lincoln predicted the Dred Scott decision would lead to war. It did, nearly destroying the nation. Roe v. Wade in 1973 was another decision influenced by the spins and pulls of planet earth. Youll recall that Roe sued the State of Texas for violating her right to an abortion. None of several courts was brave enough to play the coward card duck the tricky case by declaring it moot. Case dismissed because Roe was no longer pregnant. Instead the Court declared that Roe and every female have a right to abortion until the unborn is viable outside the womb. After rummaging the constitution for a reason, the Court decided abortion must be a privacy right, implied but not stated in the due process clause of the fourteenth amendment. A more recent dizzying decision was the case of Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission. The Court said government has no authority to restrict the right of corporations to express themselves in elections, provided money isnt given directly to candidates as campaign contributions a distinction without a difference. Corporations are no longer artificial persons created by statutes. In Citizens United five justices said corporations are real people who can exercise their voices to influence elections. We consider the finding asinine. What voices? Will stockholders be asked for their opinions on candidates and issues? Not likely. Modern corporations are run for the enrichment of executives and their hand-picked directors. Corporation managers will now get two votes, one at work and the other at the polls. By a power not vested in the Supreme Court the Super Pac (political action committee) was born. In an outbreak of naivet five justices convinced themselves that Super Pacs would be independent from campaign committees and would not lead to political corruption. Pretenses of Super Pac independence from candidates and campaign committees evaporated quickly in recent presidential primaries. What next? The Super Pac decision wont start a civil war or encourage more abortions, but the Court has created another monster which could influence elections all the way down to county clerks. Despite its high level of legal learning, our Supreme Court seems permanently baffled by the law of unintended consequences. www.smcitizen.com 8 ~ Friday, February 24, 2012 L ast week was very busy for me. I spent a lot of time doing the paperwork involved in filing for an injunction against myself. Thats right, Im suing me. Its all because some of our government officials seem to forget the first three words of the preamble to the U.S. Constitution; you know, the words We the people. This kind of thing happens when officials ignore the fact that we, the people, are the government not them. This is a government, as Abe Lincoln said at Gettysburg, of the people, by the people, for the people and shall not perish from the earth. Unfortunately, last week it perished in Ocala. The trigger for this is a schools vs. city dispute over utility deposits. The city wants them from the schools; the schools say they dont have to pay. Last week it was revealed that the city threatened to disconnect city utilities, which includes water and electric, from 23 schools and various school offices that use city facilities. That prompted the board to file for an injunction against the city. No, no, no, says the city. We wont shut down any schools, just the offices. First, thats not very comforting, since the offices control the schools, in some cases providing access to computers, and second, why did they list the schools in the threatening letter? Those of us who happen to live in the city of Ocala pay school taxes to Marion County and pay city taxes to Ocala. So, in effect, we are suing ourselves for demanding a deposit from ourselves. What a colossal waste of time, effort and money this entire dispute has caused. Personally, my school side is winning over my city side. One of the reasons for a utility deposit is to make sure the person posting the deposit is good for the bill. In fact, in one of my utilities, I believe its the phone, I dont have to pay a deposit, because over the years Ive always paid my bills on time. Just where does the city think the School Board is going to go? Is it going to shut down and disappear in the middle of the night, running out on its debts? So why should the city require a deposit from the schools? There was a court hearing on Monday, and a judge ordered the city not to cut off the utilities. But its more complicated than that, and the issue is definitely not settled. And, just the fact that it was brought up at all is very disconcerting. At its next meeting, the City Council should ask for a show of hands from its audience: How many of you also pay School Board taxes? It should be unanimous, unless there are some out-of-county residents there. That show of hands should send a message to the city: Stop demanding that I pay myself a deposit. After all, I might win in court or I might lose or both. Jim Clark is the editor of the South Marion Citizen. He can be reached at 352-854-3986 or at editor@smcitizen.com. PUBLISHER : GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Citizen The opinions expressed in South Marion Citizen editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns. Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 854-3986. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via e-mail. Names and communities will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Not all contributions are printed. Letters longer than 550 words may be regarded as columns and printed on a space-available basis, and writers will be limited to one contribution per week. The deadline is one week prior to each Fridays issue. Send letters to: The South Marion Citizen Editor, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@smcitizen.com. I f you wanted to see the worst in American teenagers last week, you only needed to go as far as Gainesville High School. Two girls posted a pair of videos on a social networking site that were the most disgusting things you would ever want to see from kids. The first one had been pulled by the time most people had heard of it, but the second one was still available last weekend. It was a 13minute racially charged rant against black people. One of the mothers of one of the children viewed part of the video and said she couldnt believe it. She was visibly upset, according to reports, and has taken away all Internet privileges of her daughter. The girls criticized blacks for the use of welfare, for getting pregnant, for the way they talk, and many other things. They also criticized them for their lack of graduation rate, which was ironic, because after all the publicity, the two girls were forced to withdraw from school because of threats against them. They also spent much of the time on the video giving nasty answers to those who had written them after their first performance, using every four-letter word in the book. Gainesville High officials said that the girls were not representative of the students at the large Alachua County school, but thats what you would expect them to say. The biggest concern we have is that there are others, maybe many others, who feel the way these girls do, and some of those might even be here in Marion County. Racism doesnt know county boundaries, especially with the social networks that are available to students nowadays. That means that school officials and teachers have to be alert to this sort of thing, and stop it before it gets going. Our teenagers should be better educated than these two Gainesville students about the progress of race relations. The videos have been pulled from the social networking site, but if you feel you must see the second one, it was still on a site called WorldStarhiphop.com this past weekend. Just search for the word rant. But a warning. Dont watch it with young children in the room, and dont watch it if you are sensitive to racial and vulgar remarks. For the most part, we wish we hadnt seen it, although editorially we felt we had to, so we would know what we were writing about. Its actually a little sad to see what some of our teenagers have come to. Lets make sure we dont allow any others to perform this sort of thing. S UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY A disgusting look at a pair of teens Getting ready for court: Im suing me Jim Flynn Columnist LETTER TO THE EDITOR Baffled by law of unintended consequences Jim Clark Editor READER OPINIONS INVITED Discipline and respect Your article about entertainment and that piece by Wayne Rackley on discipline and respect, said it all. Today, much too often we blame others for our own faults. Instead of passing the buck we should look into the mirror. Not only that, but society over the last two decades or more has seen a decline in moral values. Having babies out of wedlock for young people is now the norm not the exception. Yes! This leads to a one parentmother's upbringing with the father or even fathers no where to be found. A never ending welfare cycle with love, caring and discipline taking a back seat. Sad but true! Bob Cronin Oak Run. Please go to www.smcitizen.com to answer our poll question This week: Who do you favor for the Republican presidential nomination? 000AMWO

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Friday, February 24, 2012 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 26 ~ Friday, February 24, 2012 www.smcitizen.com the Citizen Maintain the health of your business Advertise in 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 beautiful pipe organ at Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Ocala. The program will include works by David German, J.S. Bach, Csar Franck, Olivier Messiaen, Johann Pachelbel, Derek Bourgeois, and John Weaver. Some of the students are organ majors while others are doubling majors or minors in music with mechanical and aerospace engineering or linguistics. Their professor, Dr. Laura Ellis, presented a concert for Ocala AGO last November. Admission to the concert is free but a free-will offering will be taken. The American Guild of Organists is an organization with a national membership of over 20,000. Visit their website at www.agohq.org. For further information, call 352-537-0207.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 Sheriff's 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. Sunday, June 3 Vendors sought for Blueberry FestivalCraft vendors are being sought for the first Blueberry Festival in Ocala to benefit Sheltering Hands Rescue. The event will be Sunday, June 3, at Ramada Inn, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Ocala. Vendor fee is $20 inside space, $15/outside. The deadline for applications is April 16. There will be prizes, a baking contest, fresh blueberries, 50/50 raffle, and food. Please call 352-291-1962 for applications and/or more information. There is no typical day in this job, says Heidi. I care for people from all walks of life and help with their individual needs. It is never dull. In one extraordinary situation, Heidi encountered a patient whose disease had altered his state of mind and behavior, causing him to become violent and verbally abusive. For five hours one day, Tarnowski patiently worked with the patient to properly medicate him for symptom management and eventually transfer him to a hospice house, where he could receive 24-hour care. Heidi offered emotional support to his distraught wife, reassuring her it was the disease, not her husband that was causing the behavior. She did not want this wifes last memories of her husband to be of a violent man she hardly recognized. I am happy to be a part of this organization and supporting the mission for quality in the lives of our patients who are living while they are dying, says Heidi. I love helping people with their needs during this time of transition. HOSPICE CONTINUED FROM PAGE 6 Heidi Tarnowski More than 10,000 Marion County residents and their caregivers wake-up every day struggling to cope with Alzheimers disease. Alzheimers has become more prevalent over the past several years and it continues to grow. The number of people living with Alzheimers disease will only continue to grow as our population ages. On Tuesday, March 27, the Alzheimers Association is hosting a symposium at the Circle Square Cultural Center at On Top of the World starting at 8:30 a.m. for professionals and family caregivers who support those living with Alzheimers. The symposium will focus on the culture of aging. During the all-day event, registrants will learn about the most recent research developments and new methods in providing and caring for people living with the disease. Continuing Education Credits are available. Research is advancing all the time and there are new methods for helping those with Alzheimers being developed, said Brandy Gregg, Board Member, Alzheimers AssociationCentral and North Florida Chapter. For professionals and family caregivers who are new to dealing with the disease or for those who are more seasoned, this symposium offers an opportunity to connect with others and to get updated and refreshed on caring for those living with the disease. The event is $35 with an additional $30 for nurses and certified nurses assistants who need CEUs. Register before March 1 to save $10. Admission includes continental breakfast, lunch, sessions, breaks and exhibits. The event starts at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m. The event will have breakout sessions covering behaviors, communications, activities, research, financial programs and other Alzheimer-related topics. To register for the event, please visit http://www.alz.org/cnfl or call 800-2723900. Alzheimers symposium planned; discount signup ends on Feb. 29 Eyecare hours are: M T TH F 8:30 -5:00; W 1:00-6:00 Select Sat. are available United Health Care Medicare and Blue Cross Blue Shield Provider Heath Brook Commons (next to Publix) 5400 SW College Rd/Highway 200, Suite 106, Ocala, FL 34474 Dr. James A. Muse B o a r d C e r t i f i e d Board Certified O p t o m e t r i c P h y s i c i a n Optometric Physician Our commitment to personalized eyecare... 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R ich Hurley was the game host for another rousing game of trivia last Wednesday evening at Cherrywood. The teams came out, registered, and tried their best to answer questions about presidents; vice presidents and the White House. Rich came up with some great questions and informative answers. Everyone was surprised at how much they thought they knew and how much they actually knew. Occasional murmurs were heard at the various tables as the teams huddled together and laughter rang out as many of the answers were more comical than factual. An example was the question, What song do they play when the vice president comes out on stage? One team answered, Send in the Clowns. There were several ties for second and third place so all the teams were pretty evenly matched but one team stood out. Carolyn and Fran Mullen; Judy and Jim Durst came in first with a score to be proud of, at least until next month. Then, we, the other teams, will have a chance at revenge. Congratulations to the winners. Monthly trivia is a real treat for everyone concerned so if you havent tried it yet, reserve the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Come to the Clubhouse and spend some time teasing your brain and sharing good times with friends and neighbors. Where else can you have this much fun for just a dollar per person? Caribbean Cruise TicketsThe Veterans Club Caribbean cruise raffle is still in progress. Win a three-day trip to the Bahamas on Royal Caribbean Cruise lines. Port fees, taxes and gratuities are included not to mention an extra hundred dollars in spending money. Tickets are just $10 each or three for $20 for the raffle that will be held on Memorial Day. Not only do you not have to be present to win, you dont even have to be a Cherrywood resident to purchase tickets and be a winner. See Geri in the office or ask any member of the Veterans Club and they will make sure you get all the tickets you want. Bocce Ball Every Saturday at 7 p.m., come on up to the Bocce Ball courts behind the Clubhouse and enjoy a great time and some friendly competition. Bring refreshments of your choice and join in the fun of this great game or just sit back and relax or cheer on your favorites. Cherrywood residents always enjoy the fellowship and lighthearted banter that takes place on Bocce Ball nights. When the temperature dips below 50 degrees, the players and spectators retreat to the Clubhouse to warm up beside the beautiful fireplace. What could be better than sharing an evening with friends, neighbors and family? Check out Cherrywood Bocce Ball nights, youll be happy you did. Oil PaintingThe third Friday of the month from 8:30 until 11:30 a.m. the Clubhouse at Cherrywood becomes an art studio. Easels and brushes, knives and tubes of oil paints are put out and students gather to explore their creative talents. Under the tutorship of Debbie Blackburn, students learn techniques and styles, color combinations and brush strokes while they create beautiful works of art. The students are eager to learn and Debbie is a capable and knowledgeable instructor so their personalities blend to make a harmonious atmosphere of shared talents. Even if you have never tried to paint before, you will find this art class an informative and exhilarating experience. One of the biggest joys I get from teaching is watching the look on my students faces when they complete a painting, Debbie confided. She further stated that painting is not just art it is a kind of therapy too because it takes total concentration when working on a picture. Debbie is a certified instructor from the Bob Ross School and has been teaching for more than a decade. She also teaches at Munroe Regional Medical Center for the Prestige 55 group. Energetic, personable and enthusiastic, Debbie brings a joy to teaching others that is contagious and inspiring. Saturday, March 10 Chili supper and bake sale Sister Concepta, who founded and oversees Brother Keeper's 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.Women's Spring BreakTake a break with the Women's Ministries of Christ's Church of Marion County on Saturday, March 10 at 9 a.m. and enjoy guest speaker Gaye Martin. Gaye's topics will include "Some Have It Some Don't," "Significant Signatures" and "Running the Race." The day will include a continental breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack. A love offering will be taken. For additional information contact Sharon Lombardo, 352-307-5101 or info@ccomc.org. Christ's Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., off State Road 200, Ocala. Phone 352-861-6182, website is www.ccomc.org.Sunday, March 11 Mezzo-soprano and pianist to performThe next Sunday Afternoon Arts at Countryside will take place on Sunday, March 11 at 3 p.m. in the sanctuary of Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. Highway 200, Ocala. Megan Thompson, mezzo-soprano, and Donna Topp, pianist, will present Our Nations Story: A Musical Review. They will perform works by popular American composers including Gershwin, Bernstein, Joplin, Barber and Weill as well as Broadway and Disney favorites. The diversity of the music guarantees something for everyone. Megan Thompson graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Music from Stetson University. While there she performed in several operas, competitions and solo recitals. She has appeared in many Ocala Civic Theatre productions including The Mikado. She is a soloist with the Central Florida Master Choir. Donna Dantz Topp graduated Cum Laude in music and psychology from Heidelberg University. She received her Masters from the State University of New York with further piano studies at the Eastman School of Music, Roberts Wesleyan College and Columbia University. While living in Rochester, Mississippi, Topp ran a private keyboard studio as well as being director of music, organist and choir director at several area churches. Since moving to Ocala she has been the accompanist for the Marion Civic Chorale, founded and directed the Oak Run Choraliers as well as substituting for many churches in the area. The public is invited. Admission is free but donations will be appreciated. For further information, call the church office at 352237-4633. Tuesday, March 13 Ocala Open Golf TourneyA Charity Pro-Am event kicks off the Ocala Open on Tues., March 13, 2012 at Candler Hills Golf Club. Proceeds from the event benefit Hospice of Marion County and Interfaith Emergency Services. Start the day with breakfast then select a tee gift at the Nike tent. Participants will warm-up next to pros who will be vying for Ocala Open honors; play golf with the pro and get a few pointers on your own game. The day concludes with the Champions Roundup Barbecue and Awards Luncheon. For more information, call 352-861-9712 or 352-8542765. 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 17 Green Thumb plant show, sale setSpring is around the corner and plans for the 5th annual Green Thumb Plant Show and Sale are under way for the event that's a local favorite which happens to fall on St. Patricks Day this year, Saturday, March 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Dunnellon. Vendors selling orchids, trees, shrubs, native plants, soil enhancers, yard art, woody ornamentals, palms, roses and a variety of flowering plants will line the lawns of the historic village of Dunnellon, home of the shopping district known for its festivals and events. For booth space or more information, please contact Nancy at 352-208-6789. 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 March 17. We will meet at 11:30 a.m. at the Ocala Hilton, 3600 S.W. 36th Ave. in Ocala. The menu will be corn beef and cabbage, boiled potatoes, vegetables, salad, coffee and dessert. The entertainment will be Harry Chambers on the keyboard. The cost is $16 per person. Reservations and payment must be made in advance. Payment must be received by Wednesday the 14th of March. Checks to be made out to Don Clauson and mailed to Don Clauson, 5901 S.W. 86th Place, Ocala, FL 34476. For further details call Don Clauson 352-861-1235 or Terry Rasmussen 352347-8362. Thursday, March 22 Food for Thought at Our RedeemerA "Food for Thought Luncheon" will take place at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 5200 S.W. State Road 200, on Thursday, March 22 at 11:30 a.m. The Speaker will be Joyce Semelka MS, RD. She will speak on medical nutrition self management. RSVP to reserve a seat to 352368-4028. Ocala Lions to collect items for Fisher HouseOn Saturday, March 24, the Ocala Lions Club will collect donations and personal care items to be given to the Fisher House Foundation in Tampa, Florida for families of veterans or military personnel who are being treated at a nearby military or VA medical facility. The event will be at the Big Lots store, 8600 S.W. State Road 200 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Fisher House, founded in 1990 by Zachary Fisher, provides a home-like facility for families to stay for brief periods of time in order to be near their loved ones undergoing medical treatment. Personal care items, such as shampoo or tooth paste/brushes, tissues, paper plates, paper cups and plastic food storage containers or bags are needed to help families needing to stay at Fisher House during this difficult time. Items may be purchased at Big Lots and monetary donations will be accepted. For further information about Fisher House, call (813) 910-3000 or contact Bill Thomas at 352-291-2600 about the event. Friday, February 24, 2012 ~ 27 www.smcitizen.com 711190 M AINTAIN THE H EALTH OF Y OUR B USINESS Advertise in 6 ~ Friday, February 24, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Hospice honors employeeThe annual Employee Excellence Awards held Jan. 28 recognized 12 outstanding employees, from volunteer services to clinical staff. All the nominees were heralded for their above and beyond service to hospice patients and fellow co-workers. At evenings end, the 2011 winner was announced: Heidi Tarnowski, RN, a seasoned nurse whose reputation as a trooper is well known among her peers. Tarnowski was introduced to nursing when she was on the receiving end of care at only 17. Seriously injured in a car accident, that experience inspired her to become the best nurse possible with the most challenging cases. After earning an RN at Inver Hills College in Minneapolis, she practiced in a variety of venues, including 10 years with disabled adults in a group home and later as a charge nurse with the VA. In 2008, the Tarnowski family relocated to Ocala and Hospice of Marion County was fortunate to hire her as a field nurse. PLEASESEEHOSPICE PAGE7 More winners at trivia C HERRYWOOD ESTATES J E John Everlove Trivia Winners Jim and Judy Durst, Fran and Carolyn Mullen. 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Saturday, March 3 Chess Club to meet The chess club that formed at the Freedom Public Library meets the first Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grab your board and chess pieces and come on down. Interested persons are invited to attend for a rousing game of chess. Its your move! For more information, call Ron at 352873-2276. Concert at First CongregationalThe Southern Express 18-piece Big Band will be performing at First Congregational United Church of Christ on Saturday, March 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. Refreshments will be served following the program. Donation: $10 per person. Call the church office at 352-237-3035 for tickets Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (7171 SW State Road 200).Elks gear up for Army of HopeFinal plans are being made for the second annual Army of Hope, an afternoon of fun for the while family on Saturday, March 3. Starting at noon, the day's events planned for outside the front of the Elks lodge on Northeast 25th Avenue include clowns, face-painting, child ID program, bounce house, static military and law enforcement displays, plus two special highlights: a war bird flyover and a huge display of vintage Corvettes. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children under 10 and that includes a big lunch and drink courtesy of US Food. In addition, there are lots of door prizes and raffles, plus music, throughout the afternoon. Proceeds from the event go to needy military families in our area. For more info, contact Mike Mongrelize at 352-6364127. Mega book sale at Winn-DixieA mega book sale to benefit Sheltering Hands Rescue, featuring used books, CDs, videos and crafts, will take place Saturday, March 3, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Winn-Dixie, 8445 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. Buy eight hard cover books, get one free. Donate your aluminum beverage cans. For more information, call 352-291-1962.Showtime for Sweet Adelines Music lovers need to mark your calendars for the Summer Springs Sweet Adelines Chorus annual show, Saturday, March 3, at 3 p.m. in the First Christian Church, 1908 S.E. Fort King Street, Ocala. The popular river songs will be featured in "Lazy River Dayze," with a guest performance by the Ocala Civic Theater Singers. Tickets at $10 may be reserved now. Group rates are available from $6-$8 Call Jackie at 352-888-8841. Tickets are also available at the door for $12. Door prizes available. Noted author to speak 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. Rock's 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.Concert at First CongregationalThe Southern Express 18-piece Big Band will be performing at First Congregational United Church of Christ on Saturday, March 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. Refreshments will be served following the program. Donation: $10 per person. Call the church office at 352-237-3035 for tickets Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (7171 SW State Road 200).Tuesday, March 6 Buddy Liles in concert Buddy Liles will be in concert on March 6 at 6 p.m. at the Ocala Church of the Nazarene, 5884 S.E. 60th Ave., Ocala. Liles has sung with the Florida Boys Quartet over 25 years, with Landmark Quartet of Cincinnati, Ohio and on Bill Gaither Videos. He was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame. Thursday, March 8 Palm Cay GOP to meetOn March 8, the Palm Cay Republican Club will be holding its monthly meeting at the Oasis Club in Palm Cay. The speakers for March are Pat Gabriel who is a candidate for County Commissioner from District 5, Mike Amsted who is a candidate for County Commissioner from District 1, and Barbara Ruse who is a candidate for Marion County Supervisor of Elections. The meeting will begin promptly at 7 p.m. and last until 8. Refreshments will be served after the meeting with lots of time to ask questions of the guests. For more information please contact James Pettus, 352-438-9662.International Womans DayBarbara Surian, a motivational speaker and resident of Ocala, will be inspiring young women at the International Woman's 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, Florida's 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. 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In just three hours, youll have your very own terrific painting to take home. Believe it. Have your cake and eat it too:With TV shows like, The Next Great Baker, Cake Boss and Cupcake Wars, there has been an ever increasing interest in learning how to decorate and shape cakes for every occasion. Cherrywood residents have the opportunity to learn how to do this delicate art form a professional. Marivi Bassabe is a native of Puerto Rico where she learned cake decorating and sugar sculpture as a hobby. It soon became her passion and when she moved to the United States back in 1982 with her husband Pablo, she began teaching this art form. Miami Dade College and Palmetto High School home economics classes was where she learned to share her love of cake decorating and sculpture, with the joy of empowering others to find a profession and direction for life. In addition to making realistic and beautiful sugar flowers for cakes and display, Marivi does an art form called Gota Freia. In this medium, she takes colorful photos and enhances their lines and colors and then covers them with a glossy surface. The photo becomes more vibrant and three dimensional in appearance and to the touch. If you would like to learn more about any of these artistic endeavors, contact Marivi at www.marivis.com. Her website discusses all of her experience and work and has some really cool pictures also. Photo Class With the new point and shoot technology, taking photos is relatively easy but taking great photos is an art form all its own. Some folks here at Cherrywood have expressed an interest in starting up a class on photography. People want to learn more about cameras, picture composition, portraits, still life, action photos and the many other aspects of taking high quality photos. If you would be interested in such a class, call Geri at the office or email me and well see about putting something together. It would be fun, informative and interesting learning about both picture taking and new camera technologies. If you are a Cherrywood resident and professional photography is on your resume, you may want to teach and guide your friends and neighbors with your knowledge. Contact Geri or your humble reporter if you would like to share your experience and talent. Attention veterans: meeting and moreCherrywood Veterans Club will meet on March 1 at 2 p.m. to elect officers for the coming year and to get a full report on last years activities and the coming schedule of events. If you are a veteran and a Cherrywood veteran, you are eligible and welcome to join and take part in the many activities and services offered by this group. Thursday, March 22, interested Veterans Club members will be going to the Hernando County Sportsmans Club for a day of shooting fun. We will leave the clubhouse at 9 a.m. and the cost is only $17 for range fees; targets and a donation for drivers taking four or more people. Shooting is pistol caliber firearms only and shooters must supply their own eye and ear protection as well as ammunition. After the range, from 10:30 12:30, everyone will meet at the Boathouse Restaurant in Crystal River for lunch. If you want to bring your significant other, they are welcome also but there is a limit of 23 shooters so sign up at the meeting on March 1 at 2 p.m. Veterans Breakfast: From 9 to 10:30 Saturday morning, March 31, the Veterans will host the first breakfast of the season. S.O.S., scrambled eggs, sausage, juice, CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 27 Oil Painting Class Geri Jermyn, Liz Broccio, Joan Bartholomew, Debbie Blackburn, Instructor, Aprile Guglielmi and Barbara Getchell. PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD PAGE29 S U M M E R S R A I N 000ANGV IRRIGATION IRRIGATION Proudly watering your lawns and gardens for over 25 years! 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Saturday, Feb. 25 Stearns to hold town meeting 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. Kingdom of the Sun Concert Band The Kingdom of the Sun Concert Band will present A Musical Potpourri concert series on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 2 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 26 at 3 p.m. at the Marion Technical Institute (formerly Forest High School), 1614 S.E. Fort King St., Ocala. Musical selections include Highlights from CATS, Jericho, More Than You Know, Slippery Gentlemen (featuring the trombone section) and others. All performances are free and open to the public. For more information, call 352-624-9291 or check out the bands website at www.kingdomofthesunband.org.International Foods FestivalJoin us for the 18th annual International Foods Festival on Saturday, Feb. 25 at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 7171 S.W. State Road 200, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Enrichment Center. Enjoy food specialties from Italy, Germany, Spain, England, Ireland, Sweden, Poland Jamaica, Greece, Mexico and many more. Generous food samples are priced at $1 and $2. For more information, call the church office at 352-2373035. African American Read-InCelebrate African-American literature by joining community leaders and readers as the Marion County Public Library System hosts the 23rd Annual African American Read-In from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, at its Headquarters-Ocala location (2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala). To participate, the public is encouraged to select a book and share in a reading from a favorite AfricanAmerican author or choose from a suggested selection provided by the public library staff. Contact the Headquarters-Ocala Information Services Division at 352-6718551 for more information. African Violet Club to meetThe African Violet Club of Ocala will meet on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 10:30 a.m. at the Marion County Sheriffs Office Brian Litz substation, 9048 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala Light refreshments will be served. For more information on the benefits of club membership, please check the website at www.AfricanVioletClubofOcala.org. If you have any questions write a note to us from our website contact page or contact our AVCO President, Laura Perdomo, at pretyinsde@netzero.net or 352-625-6467. Sunday, Feb. 26 Breakfast at the Moose From 9 to 11:30 a.m., a full individual menu is offered, including eggs any style, potatoes, choice of meats, juice, coffee and more at a great price! Meet new people at the friendliest place in town, 10411 S.W. 110th St. Phone is 352-854-2200. Monday, Feb. 27 School candidates to debate Diana Greene, George Tomyn, and Wally Wagoner, candidates for School Superintendent of the Marion County Schools, will participate in a debate sponsored by the Tea Party Solutions of Ocala. The debate will be held at the groups regular meeting time at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 27, at the Berean Baptist Church 4800 S.W. 20th St., Ocala. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend More participation in local government is the groups goal. Retired nurses to meetThe Citrus Marion Chapter of the Registered Nurses Retired (RNR) will meet at the Inverness Golf and Country Club on Monday, Feb. 27. Sign in for the meeting starts at 11 a.m., lunch at 11:30 and the speaker follows a noon. Our speaker will be Karen Strouse of the Guardian Ad Litem Program. Our charity will be the Guardian Ad Litem Program and a cash donation is appreciated. Retired RN's 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 cancer survivors meetThe Breast Cancer SOS (Sisterhood of Survivors) Support Group meets the last Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. We meet at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St. in Room 104. Our next meeting will be Tuesday, Feb. 28. At this meeting, Cammy Dennis, Fitness Director at On Top of the World, will speak to us about fall prevention. If you have any questions, please contact Gail Tirpak at 352291-6904. Wednesday, Feb. 29 Bingo at the Moose Bingo, open to the public, is played each Wednesday beginning at 12:45 p.m., with opportunities to win big! Join us for fun and fellowship while supporting the lodge and its charitable endeavors. Located just one mile north of the State Road 200 main entrance of Oak Run, 10411 S.W. 110th St. Phone is 352-854-2200.Thursday, March 1 WOW Singles to meet WOW Singles will meet at the following locations. There are no dues. Please call 352-861-9487 or 352-2375842 for more info. March 1, Thursday, 12:30 p.m., Cuvee Wine and Bistro, 2237 S.W. 19th Ave. Road. March 15, Thursday, 12:30 p.m., Red Lobster, 3393 S.W. College Road.Friday, March 2 Spring sale at Ocala WestA spring sale will be held Friday, March 2, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, March 3, from 8 a.m. to noon, at Ocala West United Methodist Church, Stanfield Hall inside and out, 9330 S.W. 105th St. There will be treasures galore, including household items, electronics, furniture, clothing, garden and outdoor items, and a bake sale. Saturday, March 3 Tee Time for TotsCommunity Bank and Trust of Florida is having the 10th annual Tee Time for Tots Golf Tournament on March 3 at Del Webb Spruce Creek. Funds are being raised to benefit the Marion County Homeless Children & Youth program and they need our assistance more than ever. Right here in our own back yard there are over 1,500 school aged homeless children. These statistics are just shocking. All tournament information can be found on the www.teetimefortots.com website, including registration and sponsorship forms. Friday, February 24, 2012 ~ 29 www.smcitizen.com 4 ~ Friday, February 24, 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 fruit, coffee/tea are on the menu for only $3.50 per person. Get your tickets for a typical G.I. breakfast at the March 1 Vet Club meeting or from Geri. Remember, tickets go fast. A special note, the breakfast coincides with the Social Committees kick off of the Fun in the Sun games. 12th annual barbecueThe VFW will host the 12th annual barbecue picnic on Saturday, March 24. This fun event is held at the VFW Retirement Home in Fort McCoy. Go to the VFW website for more information and details. www.vfwretirementhome.flvfw.org Tickets are limited so order on line or see Bill Mahar. You can also contact me at urperssec@yahoo.com. Spotlight on Excellence: There are many people in Cherrywood who have a unique talent; an interesting past or a promising future or are significant to the Cherrywood community. This weeks featured individual is a person you all know if youve ever seen her smiling face in the office or heard her cheerful voice when she answers the phone; our own, Geri. Her title is Community Center Manager and her responsibilities are many and varied. Maintenance, improvements and repairs to the common areas; coordinating the many events and activities at Cherrywood; putting the Chirp (our monthly newsletter) together and many more duties rest squarely on her shoulders. Geri was born in New Hampshire, the oldest of four children. Her parents, Gert and Ernie Laquerre, are still living in that beautiful state. Two of her brothers also live there and her third brother lives in New York. Happily married to her husband of four years, Lentz, the two enjoy a wide variety of interests and hobbies. Their first priority of course is family and between the two of them they share six children, and l7 grandchildren. Holidays are just a little bit busy at their home or when they are traveling to see their loved ones. Their children live in Arkansas, Ohio, Connecticut and also Florida. Music is a big part of Lentz and Geris life as he is an accomplished drummer. He also plays mandolin, guitar and a custom made ukulele that Geri had made especially for him. When asked if she gets serenaded, she smiled but would not elaborate. Her greatest satisfaction working at Cherrywood comes from supporting and sponsoring health care projects; working closely with the residents and promoting Cherrywood Estates. Asked about her greatest frustration she answered, Not being able to answer all of the questions all of the time when people ask about something. Geri is proud of her work; loves the people she works with and for and is always there to support the well being of Cherrywood. Next time youre near the office, stop in and say thank you to this tireless and whole hearted supporter of our beautiful community. From Your Reporter:If you have ideas, suggestions or comments on this column please feel free to email me at urperssec@yahoo.com. Your opinion is important to me and always welcome. CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 28 Residents of Marion County have an unprecedented opportunity to participate in a historic study that has the potential to change the face of cancer for future generations. Men and women between the ages of 30 and 65 who have never been diagnosed with cancer are needed to participate in the American Cancer Societys Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS3). CPS-3 will enroll a diverse population of up to half a million people across the United States and Puerto Rico. The opportunity for local residents to enroll in CPS-3 will take place at the Ocala Relay for Life Trinity Catholic High School on April 13 from 6 to 10 p.m. These volunteers will help researchers better understand the lifestyle, environmental, and genetic factors that cause or prevent cancer To enroll in the study, individuals complete two steps, one in person and one at home. As part of the in-person enrollment, individuals complete a brief written survey, have their waist measured, sign an informed consent, and give a small blood sample. The enrollment process is complete when individuals complete the more comprehensive baseline survey. Over the course of the study which is anticipated to last 20 to 30 years participants will be asked to fill out follow-up surveys every few years that will be sent to their home. The initial enrollment process takes about 30 minutes at the local event and an additional 45 to 60 minutes at home to fill out the more comprehensive baseline survey. Periodic follow-up surveys of various lengths are expected to be sent every few years to individuals. The voluntary, long-term commitment by participants is what will produce benefits for decades to come. Taking an hour or so every few years to fill out a survey and potentially save someone from being diagnosed with cancer in the future is a commitment that thousands of volunteer participants have already made. Were looking for more likeminded individuals in marion county to join this effort that we know will save lives and improve the outlook for future generations, said Dr. Patel. For information or to learn how to become involved with CPS-3, visit cancer.org/cps3, email cps3@cancer org, or call toll-free 1-888-604-5888. Cancer study seeks participants R AMUNNO L AW F IRM P A Lorenzo Ramunno, Esq. 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Works with community partners, leaders, and staff to implement the strategic plans to improve education, achieve financial stability and promote healthy lives. Maintains accountability for the overall operational and fiscal integrity of the organization. Skills: Ability to prepare and administer a non-profit budget. Excellent communications skills (oral and written). Ability to work successfully with a non-profit governing board. Ability to coordinate the annual fund raising campaign. Knowledge of community planning operations. Provides a professional image to the community. Sound ethical and moral principles. Commitment to the mission, vision and values of United Way. Education: A minimum of a Bachelors Degree in business, management, finance, accounting, social services or related fields. Experience: A minimum of 3 to 5 years managerial experience, preferably with a non-profit health/human service agency or business. 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This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Inverness Homes Large 1 Fam. Carol Terrace, Inverness. 4BR 3BA, 2700 sq ft under air, 2.8 acres fully fenced, important updates done. $220,000. Owner 352-419-7017 Dunnellon 10 ACRES w/2 Houses one block, one doublewide. $175K 352-854-5564 352-465-2159 Vehicles Wanted BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$200 & UP (352) 771-6191 WE BUY ANY VEHICLE Perfect Cond. or Not Titled,No title, No problem. Paying up to $25K any make, any model Call A.J. 813-335-3794/ 531-4298 Cars We BUY Cars, Trucks Vans & SUVs, lic/Ins hogstenautosales .com (352) 867-9057 Care For the Elderly MOBILE HAIR CARE FULL SERVICE IN YOUR HOME LICENSED BEAUTICIAN/CNA WILL SERVICE THE HOME BOUND AND ELDERLY. CALL CATHY (352) 237-3347 Computers COMPUTER TRAINING Private lessons. $50/hr. Patrick Killian 425-7935 L ET U S W ORK F OR Y OU CALL TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403South Marion CitizenClassifieds Get Results! Electrical Familys Choice Electrical Repair EC 13003820 for all of your electrical needs Trouble shooting our specialty, surge protection, landscape lighting, golf cart outlets, recessed lighting and more Our technicians are FBI background checked, uniformed with name badges, and drug free. Call 352-347-4321 today and ask Jan about your FREE home safety check with electrical service. Handyman Steves Handyman Service (352) 854-4927 000ANGJ Pressure Cleaning Lees Pressure Washing Quality work at low prices! 352-489-6786 leaders develop from these clubs. Books for pre-kindergarteners are an annual effort as is participation in the Sheriffs Halloween party, where hundreds of children dress up for a great evening of games and snacks. Their costumes would make Hollywood proud. The club runs the games while face painting and tattoos are the artistic endeavors of Paula Magen and her merry band of clowns known as DClowns. For the holidays, Kiwanis joins the community in ringing a bell for the Salvation Army kettles and gathering toys for tots. Meals on Wheels participation is coordinated by Ken Tremewen, who does a great job of coordinating all the volunteers, some of whom are not Kiwanis members, but are welcome in this effort. If any of you would like to participate as a non-member and greet people with a hot meal and a warm smile call Stan Magen at 352-873-3433. You are sure to feel their gratitude. In addition to service, Kiwanis contributes to other organizations worldwide thanks to its dues and a variety of fundraising efforts. Best of these is the spring yard sale held in the Ozark bank parking lot at Friendship shopping center. Many thanks to the bank for this effort as well as providing our meeting room. Among these supported are the pediatric unit at Shands hospital, a prenatal care program in underdeveloped countries, Camp Kiwanis, Hospice, March of Dimes and Salvation Army. Since 1962 Kiwanis has become international with members in more than 70 nations. The float at the Rose Bowl this year projected the theme of brotherhood. It is a great family come see why! KIWANISCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Marions Most Wanted Robert Adkins 33, felony bench warrant for failure to appear pre-trial conference count 1 drive while license revoked as habitual offender. Ulysses Bennett 35, felony bench warrant for failure to appear arraignment count 1 drive while license revoked as habitual offender. Shelly Elliott 29, felony violation of probation count 1 and count 2 dealing in stolen property. Orvin Legette 22, felony bench warrant for failure to appear pre-trial conference count 1 grand theft; count 2 dealing in stolen property. Roosevelt Scott 19, felony bench warrant for failure to appear pre-trial conference count 1 grand theft. Leverk Williford 28, felony violation of probation possession of alprazolam. A burglary at a Ciggys For Less store off State Road 200 on Southwest 93rd Court Road on Feb. 1 netted the perpetrator many scratch-off lottery tickets. The suspect broke into the store by breaking the glass in the front door, and only the tickets were taken. Deputies are looking for the man seen in the above photos at a convenience store. If you recognize this man, call the Sheriffs Office. An Ocala man was arrested and charged with retail petit theft and resisting a merchant. According to the Marion County Sheriffs Office, Ted William Kotowske, 40, of Southwest 109th Place Road, was observed by the loss prevention officer at Walmart taking multiple DVDs and then putting them in his pants while he went to the toy aisle. After he walked past all points of sale, he was stopped by the officer, but pushed and pulled away from the officer and left the store. However, in the parking lot he immediately was taken into custody by two deputies. According to the report, he still had the DVDs in his pants. In another retail theft case, this time at Bealls, Stefano Albert Squartino, 19, of Southwest 210th Avenue in Dunnellon, was given a notice to appear after he allegedly took a $20 T-shirt. 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BRIEFS School utilities will remain on Circuit Judge William Singbush granted the Marion County School Board a temporary injunction, ordering the City of Ocala to keep electricity and water services on for 23 schools and seven ancillary facilities serving 20,000 students and employees. The ruling quashes a threat from City of Ocala leaders to shut off the utilities at the end of this month if the school board didnt pay $724,000 in utility deposits and sign a written contract. Judge Singbush also ruled no bond was necessary for the deposits. During a three-hour court hearing Monday evening, Judge Singbush pointed out the school board was current with its electrical and water bills. He also cited the school boards constitutional obligation to provide a free and appropriate education to all children. Shutting off electricity and water, he said, would prevent the school board from doing so. He also said keeping schools open serves the public interest. The ruling only applies to the current concerns of a request for temporary injunction filed by the school board February 14. Additional concerns, including those for storm water and fire service user fees, remain in litigation. 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. In 2011, the school board paid over $3.8 million in utility costs to the City alone. For the boards three utility accounts, city officials were demanding $272,000, $242,000, and $210,000 -a combined $724,000 deposit. INDEX Bookmark...........................15 Cherrywood......................27 Cop shop...............................3 Marion Landing................16 Oak Run...............................20 OTOW...................................14 Out to Pastor.....................13 Pun Alley.............................19 Puzzles.................................22CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & Businesses FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2012 VOLUME 17 NUMBER 39 www.smcitizen.com 32 ~ Friday, February 24, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Til the cows come home Cowboys herded 27 head of cattle through downtown Ocala Saturday as part of the beginning of the Southeastern Youth Fair and High School Rodeo. PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKSitting in a pen in the fields at the southern end of Osceola Avenue, this visitor was anxious to get going. Michael Hoffman, 6, of Morriston, waited by the power plant on Osceola Avenue. Cora Taylor, 3, and her brother Lane Taylor, 5, waited near Tuscawilla Park. Their mom said they are around cows frequently. The group stayed together, above, at the beginning, but later, at left, got off the pavement onto the grass. Dogs and cowboys herded them back to the road. A suspect in the Jan. 31 robbery of the convenience store at the corner of County Road 484 and State Road 200 has been arrested. Alexander Roman Wells, 40, of Apopka, was arrested on Southwest 153rd Lane and accused of armed commercial robbery. Bond was set at $100,000. According to online jail records, he was released on a surety bond on Feb. 17, the same day he was booked in. According to the arrest affidavit, the clerk was forced to hand over approximately $300 in cash. The suspect, the report said, had been hanging around the store for a while and was seen by other people, one of whom took a picture of his car with a cell phone. There were also pictures taken of the suspect himself. He eventually put a gun to the head of the clerk and demanded money. Detectives traced the car through the stickers on the back of the vehicle, and through that trace were able to link it to the suspect. Robbery suspect arrested Wells WMBA mixer scheduledThe West Marion Business Association will hold a mixer on Tuesday, Feb. 28, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Hiers-Baxley, 9695 S.W. 110th St., in the TimberRidge area. The group is also planning a spring expo, open to the public, on March 29 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Circle Square Cultural Center off 80th Avenue at the entrance to On Top of the World. For more information go to westmba.com. Oak Run Quilters Oak Run quilters Janet Sutphen, Joan Hughes, Barb Sabol and Marlene Smith help add stitches to the Marion County Quilt. This large, originally designed and handmade wall hanging will be on display in Oak Run and travel around the county to be exhibited for all to see. See Oak Run column, starting on Page 20. Come meet a group that devotes its efforts to the children of the world. The local Kiwanis Club holds meetings every Wednesday at the Bank of the Ozarks at 8 a.m., including an open house on Feb. 29. You will enjoy good speakers, good coffee and good fellowship. For information, call Bob Keyser at 352-291-0595 or Stan Magen at 352-873-3433. Among the groups projects are awards to Terrific Kids at College Park Elementary School, which recognize the efforts of outstanding students each month in an assembly program. They also support community efforts through the Builders Club. For the students at Forest High, they support their March of Dimes walk and other efforts of their Key Club for the community. For the college crowd, Kiwanis supports Circle K, which is an international service club. The hope is to build the concept of service to others at an early age. Many community Kiwanis plans open house meeting next Wednesday PLEASESEEKIWANIS PAGE3



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BRIEFS School utilities will remain onCircuit Judge William Singbush granted the Marion County School Board a temporary injunction, ordering the City of Ocala to keep electricity and water services on for 23 schools and seven ancillary facilities serving 20,000 students and employees. The ruling quashes a threat from City of Ocala leaders to shut off the utilities at the end of this month if the school board didnt pay $724,000 in utility deposits and sign a written contract. Judge Singbush also ruled no bond was necessary for the deposits. During a three-hour court hearing Monday evening, Judge Singbush pointed out the school board was current with its electrical and water bills. He also cited the school boards constitutional obligation to provide a free and appropriate education to all children. Shutting off electricity and water, he said, would prevent the school board from doing so. He also said keeping schools open serves the public interest. The ruling only applies to the current concerns of a request for temporary injunction filed by the school board February 14. Additional concerns, including those for storm water and fire service user fees, remain in litigation. 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. In 2011, the school board paid over $3.8 million in utility costs to the City alone. For the boards three utility accounts, city officials were demanding $272,000, $242,000, and $210,000 -a combined $724,000 deposit. INDEX Bookmark...........................15 Cherrywood......................27 Cop shop...............................3 Marion Landing................16 Oak Run...............................20 OTOW...................................14 Out to Pastor.....................13 Pun Alley.............................19 Puzzles.................................22CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & BusinessesFRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2012 VOLUME 17 NUMBER 39 www.smcitizen.com32~ Friday, February 24, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Til the cows come home Cowboys herded 27 head of cattle through downtown Ocala Saturday as part of the beginning of the Southeastern Youth Fair and High School Rodeo. PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKSitting in a pen in the fields at the southern end of Osceola Avenue, this visitor was anxious to get going. Michael Hoffman, 6, of Morriston, waited by the power plant on Osceola Avenue. Cora Taylor, 3, and her brother Lane Taylor, 5, waited near Tuscawilla Park. Their mom said they are around cows frequently. The group stayed together, above, at the beginning, but later, at left, got off the pavement onto the grass. Dogs and cowboys herded them back to the road. A suspect in the Jan. 31 robbery of the convenience store at the corner of County Road 484 and State Road 200 has been arrested. Alexander Roman Wells, 40, of Apopka, was arrested on Southwest 153rd Lane and accused of armed commercial robbery. Bond was set at $100,000. According to online jail records, he was released on a surety bond on Feb. 17, the same day he was booked in. According to the arrest affidavit, the clerk was forced to hand over approximately $300 in cash. The suspect, the report said, had been hanging around the store for a while and was seen by other people, one of whom took a picture of his car with a cell phone. There were also pictures taken of the suspect himself. He eventually put a gun to the head of the clerk and demanded money. Detectives traced the car through the stickers on the back of the vehicle, and through that trace were able to link it to the suspect. Robbery suspect arrested Wells WMBA mixer scheduledThe West Marion Business Association will hold a mixer on Tuesday, Feb. 28, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Hiers-Baxley, 9695 S.W. 110th St., in the TimberRidge area. The group is also planning a spring expo, open to the public, on March 29 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Circle Square Cultural Center off 80th Avenue at the entrance to On Top of the World. For more information go to westmba.com. Oak Run QuiltersOak Run quilters Janet Sutphen, Joan Hughes, Barb Sabol and Marlene Smith help add stitches to the Marion County Quilt. This large, originally designed and handmade wall hanging will be on display in Oak Run and travel around the county to be exhibited for all to see. See Oak Run column, starting on Page 20. Come meet a group that devotes its efforts to the children of the world. The local Kiwanis Club holds meetings every Wednesday at the Bank of the Ozarks at 8 a.m., including an open house on Feb. 29. You will enjoy good speakers, good coffee and good fellowship. For information, call Bob Keyser at 352-291-0595 or Stan Magen at 352-873-3433. Among the groups projects are awards to Terrific Kids at College Park Elementary School, which recognize the efforts of outstanding students each month in an assembly program. They also support community efforts through the Builders Club. For the students at Forest High, they support their March of Dimes walk and other efforts of their Key Club for the community. For the college crowd, Kiwanis supports Circle K, which is an international service club. The hope is to build the concept of service to others at an early age. Many community Kiwanis plans open house meeting next Wednesday PLEASESEEKIWANIS, PAGE3

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You are sure to feel their gratitude. In addition to service, Kiwanis contributes to other organizations worldwide thanks to its dues and a variety of fundraising efforts. Best of these is the spring yard sale held in the Ozark bank parking lot at Friendship shopping center. Many thanks to the bank for this effort as well as providing our meeting room. Among these supported are the pediatric unit at Shands hospital, a prenatal care program in underdeveloped countries, Camp Kiwanis, Hospice, March of Dimes and Salvation Army. Since 1962 Kiwanis has become international with members in more than 70 nations. The float at the Rose Bowl this year projected the theme of brotherhood. It is a great family come see why! KIWANISCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Marions Most Wanted Robert Adkins, 33, felony bench warrant for failure to appear pre-trial conference count 1 drive while license revoked as habitual offender. 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Saturday, Feb. 25 Stearns to hold town meetingU.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.Kingdom of the Sun Concert 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.International Foods FestivalJoin us for the 18th annual International Foods Festival on Saturday, Feb. 25 at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 7171 S.W. State Road 200, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Enrichment Center. Enjoy food specialties from Italy, Germany, Spain, England, Ireland, Sweden, Poland Jamaica, Greece, Mexico and many more. Generous food samples are priced at $1 and $2. For more information, call the church office at 352-2373035.African American Read-InCelebrate African-American literature by joining community leaders and readers as the Marion County Public Library System hosts the 23rd Annual African American Read-In from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, at its Headquarters-Ocala location (2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala). To participate, the public is encouraged to select a book and share in a reading from a favorite AfricanAmerican author or choose from a suggested selection provided by the public library staff. Contact the Headquarters-Ocala Information Services Division at 352-6718551 for more information.African Violet Club to meetThe African Violet Club of Ocala will meet on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 10:30 a.m. at the Marion County Sheriffs Office Brian Litz substation, 9048 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala Light refreshments will be served. For more information on the benefits of club membership, please check the website at www.AfricanVioletClubofOcala.org. If you have any questions write a note to us from our website contact page or contact our AVCO President, Laura Perdomo, at pretyinsde@netzero.net or 352-625-6467.Sunday, Feb. 26 Breakfast at the MooseFrom 9 to 11:30 a.m., a full individual menu is offered, including eggs any style, potatoes, choice of meats, juice, coffee and more at a great price! Meet new people at the friendliest place in town, 10411 S.W. 110th St. Phone is 352-854-2200.Monday, Feb. 27 School candidates to debateDiana Greene, George Tomyn, and Wally Wagoner, candidates for School Superintendent of the Marion County Schools, will participate in a debate sponsored by the Tea Party Solutions of Ocala. The debate will be held at the groups regular meeting time at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 27, at the Berean Baptist Church 4800 S.W. 20th St., Ocala. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend More participation in local government is the groups goal.Retired nurses to meetThe Citrus Marion Chapter of the Registered Nurses Retired (RNR) will meet at the Inverness Golf and Country Club on Monday, Feb. 27. Sign in for the meeting starts at 11 a.m., lunch at 11:30 and the speaker follows a noon. Our speaker will be Karen Strouse of the Guardian Ad Litem Program. Our charity will be the Guardian Ad Litem Program and a cash donation is appreciated. Retired RN's 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 cancer survivors meetThe Breast Cancer SOS (Sisterhood of Survivors) Support Group meets the last Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. We meet at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St. in Room 104. Our next meeting will be Tuesday, Feb. 28. At this meeting, Cammy Dennis, Fitness Director at On Top of the World, will speak to us about fall prevention. If you have any questions, please contact Gail Tirpak at 352291-6904.Wednesday, Feb. 29 Bingo at the MooseBingo, open to the public, is played each Wednesday beginning at 12:45 p.m., with opportunities to win big! Join us for fun and fellowship while supporting the lodge and its charitable endeavors. Located just one mile north of the State Road 200 main entrance of Oak Run, 10411 S.W. 110th St. Phone is 352-854-2200.Thursday, March 1 WOW Singles to meetWOW Singles will meet at the following locations. There are no dues. Please call 352-861-9487 or 352-2375842 for more info. March 1, Thursday, 12:30 p.m., Cuvee Wine and Bistro, 2237 S.W. 19th Ave. Road. March 15, Thursday, 12:30 p.m., Red Lobster, 3393 S.W. College Road.Friday, March 2 Spring sale at Ocala WestA spring sale will be held Friday, March 2, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, March 3, from 8 a.m. to noon, at Ocala West United Methodist Church, Stanfield Hall inside and out, 9330 S.W. 105th St. There will be treasures galore, including household items, electronics, furniture, clothing, garden and outdoor items, and a bake sale.Saturday, March 3 Tee Time for TotsCommunity Bank and Trust of Florida is having the 10th annual Tee Time for Tots Golf Tournament on March 3 at Del Webb Spruce Creek. Funds are being raised to benefit the Marion County Homeless Children & Youth program and they need our assistance more than ever. Right here in our own back yard there are over 1,500 school aged homeless children. These statistics are just shocking. All tournament information can be found on the www.teetimefortots.com website, including registration and sponsorship forms.Friday, February 24, 2012 ~ 29 www.smcitizen.com 4~ Friday, February 24, 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 fruit, coffee/tea are on the menu for only $3.50 per person. Get your tickets for a typical G.I. breakfast at the March 1 Vet Club meeting or from Geri. Remember, tickets go fast. A special note, the breakfast coincides with the Social Committees kick off of the Fun in the Sun games. 12th annual barbecueThe VFW will host the 12th annual barbecue picnic on Saturday, March 24. This fun event is held at the VFW Retirement Home in Fort McCoy. Go to the VFW website for more information and details. www.vfwretirementhome.flvfw.org Tickets are limited so order on line or see Bill Mahar. You can also contact me at urperssec@yahoo.com.Spotlight on Excellence:There are many people in Cherrywood who have a unique talent; an interesting past or a promising future or are significant to the Cherrywood community. This weeks featured individual is a person you all know if youve ever seen her smiling face in the office or heard her cheerful voice when she answers the phone; our own, Geri. Her title is Community Center Manager and her responsibilities are many and varied. Maintenance, improvements and repairs to the common areas; coordinating the many events and activities at Cherrywood; putting the Chirp (our monthly newsletter) together and many more duties rest squarely on her shoulders. Geri was born in New Hampshire, the oldest of four children. Her parents, Gert and Ernie Laquerre, are still living in that beautiful state. Two of her brothers also live there and her third brother lives in New York. Happily married to her husband of four years, Lentz, the two enjoy a wide variety of interests and hobbies. Their first priority of course is family and between the two of them they share six children, and l7 grandchildren. Holidays are just a little bit busy at their home or when they are traveling to see their loved ones. Their children live in Arkansas, Ohio, Connecticut and also Florida. Music is a big part of Lentz and Geris life as he is an accomplished drummer. He also plays mandolin, guitar and a custom made ukulele that Geri had made especially for him. When asked if she gets serenaded, she smiled but would not elaborate. Her greatest satisfaction working at Cherrywood comes from supporting and sponsoring health care projects; working closely with the residents and promoting Cherrywood Estates. Asked about her greatest frustration she answered, Not being able to answer all of the questions all of the time when people ask about something. Geri is proud of her work; loves the people she works with and for and is always there to support the well being of Cherrywood. Next time youre near the office, stop in and say thank you to this tireless and whole hearted supporter of our beautiful community. From Your Reporter:If you have ideas, suggestions or comments on this column please feel free to email me at urperssec@yahoo.com. Your opinion is important to me and always welcome. CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 28 Residents of Marion County have an unprecedented opportunity to participate in a historic study that has the potential to change the face of cancer for future generations. Men and women between the ages of 30 and 65 who have never been diagnosed with cancer are needed to participate in the American Cancer Societys Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS3). CPS-3 will enroll a diverse population of up to half a million people across the United States and Puerto Rico. The opportunity for local residents to enroll in CPS-3 will take place at the Ocala Relay for Life Trinity Catholic High School on April 13 from 6 to 10 p.m. These volunteers will help researchers better understand the lifestyle, environmental, and genetic factors that cause or prevent cancer To enroll in the study, individuals complete two steps, one in person and one at home. As part of the in-person enrollment, individuals complete a brief written survey, have their waist measured, sign an informed consent, and give a small blood sample. The enrollment process is complete when individuals complete the more comprehensive baseline survey. Over the course of the study which is anticipated to last 20 to 30 years participants will be asked to fill out follow-up surveys every few years that will be sent to their home. The initial enrollment process takes about 30 minutes at the local event and an additional 45 to 60 minutes at home to fill out the more comprehensive baseline survey. Periodic follow-up surveys of various lengths are expected to be sent every few years to individuals. The voluntary, long-term commitment by participants is what will produce benefits for decades to come. Taking an hour or so every few years to fill out a survey and potentially save someone from being diagnosed with cancer in the future is a commitment that thousands of volunteer participants have already made. Were looking for more likeminded individuals in marion county to join this effort that we know will save lives and improve the outlook for future generations, said Dr. Patel. For information or to learn how to become involved with CPS-3, visit cancer.org/cps3, email cps3@cancer org, or call toll-free 1-888-604-5888. Cancer study seeks participants R AMUNNO L AW F IRM P A Lor enzo Ramunno, Esq. 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Saturday, March 3 Chess Club to meetThe chess club that formed at the Freedom Public Library meets the first Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grab your board and chess pieces and come on down. Interested persons are invited to attend for a rousing game of chess. Its your move! For more information, call Ron at 352873-2276.Concert at First CongregationalThe Southern Express 18-piece Big Band will be performing at First Congregational United Church of Christ on Saturday, March 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. Refreshments will be served following the program. Donation: $10 per person. Call the church office at 352-237-3035 for tickets Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (7171 SW State Road 200).Elks gear up for Army of HopeFinal plans are being made for the second annual Army of Hope, an afternoon of fun for the while family on Saturday, March 3. Starting at noon, the day's events planned for outside the front of the Elks lodge on Northeast 25th Avenue include clowns, face-painting, child ID program, bounce house, static military and law enforcement displays, plus two special highlights: a war bird flyover and a huge display of vintage Corvettes. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children under 10 and that includes a big lunch and drink courtesy of US Food. In addition, there are lots of door prizes and raffles, plus music, throughout the afternoon. Proceeds from the event go to needy military families in our area. For more info, contact Mike Mongrelize at 352-6364127. Mega book sale at Winn-DixieA mega book sale to benefit Sheltering Hands Rescue, featuring used books, CDs, videos and crafts, will take place Saturday, March 3, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Winn-Dixie, 8445 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. Buy eight hard cover books, get one free. Donate your aluminum beverage cans. For more information, call 352-291-1962.Showtime for Sweet AdelinesMusic 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 to speakNoted 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. Rock's 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.Concert at First CongregationalThe Southern Express 18-piece Big Band will be performing at First Congregational United Church of Christ on Saturday, March 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. Refreshments will be served following the program. Donation: $10 per person. Call the church office at 352-237-3035 for tickets Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (7171 SW State Road 200).Tuesday, March 6 Buddy Liles in concertBuddy Liles will be in concert on March 6 at 6 p.m. at the Ocala Church of the Nazarene, 5884 S.E. 60th Ave., Ocala. Liles has sung with the Florida Boys Quartet over 25 years, with Landmark Quartet of Cincinnati, Ohio and on Bill Gaither Videos. He was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame. Thursday, March 8 Palm Cay GOP to meetOn March 8, the Palm Cay Republican Club will be holding its monthly meeting at the Oasis Club in Palm Cay. The speakers for March are Pat Gabriel who is a candidate for County Commissioner from District 5, Mike Amsted who is a candidate for County Commissioner from District 1, and Barbara Ruse who is a candidate for Marion County Supervisor of Elections. The meeting will begin promptly at 7 p.m. and last until 8. Refreshments will be served after the meeting with lots of time to ask questions of the guests. For more information please contact James Pettus, 352-438-9662.International Womans DayBarbara Surian, a motivational speaker and resident of Ocala, will be inspiring young women at the International Woman's 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, Florida's 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. 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In just three hours, youll have your very own terrific painting to take home. Believe it. Have your cake and eat it too:With TV shows like, The Next Great Baker, Cake Boss and Cupcake Wars, there has been an ever increasing interest in learning how to decorate and shape cakes for every occasion. Cherrywood residents have the opportunity to learn how to do this delicate art form a professional. Marivi Bassabe is a native of Puerto Rico where she learned cake decorating and sugar sculpture as a hobby. It soon became her passion and when she moved to the United States back in 1982 with her husband Pablo, she began teaching this art form. Miami Dade College and Palmetto High School home economics classes was where she learned to share her love of cake decorating and sculpture, with the joy of empowering others to find a profession and direction for life. In addition to making realistic and beautiful sugar flowers for cakes and display, Marivi does an art form called Gota Freia. In this medium, she takes colorful photos and enhances their lines and colors and then covers them with a glossy surface. The photo becomes more vibrant and three dimensional in appearance and to the touch. If you would like to learn more about any of these artistic endeavors, contact Marivi at www.marivis.com. Her website discusses all of her experience and work and has some really cool pictures also. Photo ClassWith the new point and shoot technology, taking photos is relatively easy but taking great photos is an art form all its own. Some folks here at Cherrywood have expressed an interest in starting up a class on photography. People want to learn more about cameras, picture composition, portraits, still life, action photos and the many other aspects of taking high quality photos. If you would be interested in such a class, call Geri at the office or email me and well see about putting something together. It would be fun, informative and interesting learning about both picture taking and new camera technologies. If you are a Cherrywood resident and professional photography is on your resume, you may want to teach and guide your friends and neighbors with your knowledge. Contact Geri or your humble reporter if you would like to share your experience and talent. Attention veterans: meeting and moreCherrywood Veterans Club will meet on March 1 at 2 p.m. to elect officers for the coming year and to get a full report on last years activities and the coming schedule of events. If you are a veteran and a Cherrywood veteran, you are eligible and welcome to join and take part in the many activities and services offered by this group. Thursday, March 22, interested Veterans Club members will be going to the Hernando County Sportsmans Club for a day of shooting fun. We will leave the clubhouse at 9 a.m. and the cost is only $17 for range fees; targets and a donation for drivers taking four or more people. Shooting is pistol caliber firearms only and shooters must supply their own eye and ear protection as well as ammunition. After the range, from 10:30 12:30, everyone will meet at the Boathouse Restaurant in Crystal River for lunch. If you want to bring your significant other, they are welcome also but there is a limit of 23 shooters so sign up at the meeting on March 1 at 2 p.m. Veterans Breakfast: From 9 to 10:30 Saturday morning, March 31, the Veterans will host the first breakfast of the season. S.O.S., scrambled eggs, sausage, juice, CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 27 Oil Painting Class Geri Jermyn, Liz Broccio, Joan Bartholomew, Debbie Blackburn, Instructor, Aprile Guglielmi and Barbara Getchell. PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE29 S U M M E R S R A I N 000ANGV IRRIGATION IRRIGATION Proudly watering your lawns and gardens for over 25 years! 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Rich Hurley was the game host for another rousing game of trivia last Wednesday evening at Cherrywood. The teams came out, registered, and tried their best to answer questions about presidents; vice presidents and the White House. Rich came up with some great questions and informative answers. Everyone was surprised at how much they thought they knew and how much they actually knew. Occasional murmurs were heard at the various tables as the teams huddled together and laughter rang out as many of the answers were more comical than factual. An example was the question, What song do they play when the vice president comes out on stage? One team answered, Send in the Clowns. There were several ties for second and third place so all the teams were pretty evenly matched but one team stood out. Carolyn and Fran Mullen; Judy and Jim Durst came in first with a score to be proud of, at least until next month. Then, we, the other teams, will have a chance at revenge. Congratulations to the winners. Monthly trivia is a real treat for everyone concerned so if you havent tried it yet, reserve the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Come to the Clubhouse and spend some time teasing your brain and sharing good times with friends and neighbors. Where else can you have this much fun for just a dollar per person?Caribbean Cruise TicketsThe Veterans Club Caribbean cruise raffle is still in progress. Win a three-day trip to the Bahamas on Royal Caribbean Cruise lines. Port fees, taxes and gratuities are included not to mention an extra hundred dollars in spending money. Tickets are just $10 each or three for $20 for the raffle that will be held on Memorial Day. Not only do you not have to be present to win, you dont even have to be a Cherrywood resident to purchase tickets and be a winner. See Geri in the office or ask any member of the Veterans Club and they will make sure you get all the tickets you want.Bocce BallEvery Saturday at 7 p.m., come on up to the Bocce Ball courts behind the Clubhouse and enjoy a great time and some friendly competition. Bring refreshments of your choice and join in the fun of this great game or just sit back and relax or cheer on your favorites. Cherrywood residents always enjoy the fellowship and lighthearted banter that takes place on Bocce Ball nights. When the temperature dips below 50 degrees, the players and spectators retreat to the Clubhouse to warm up beside the beautiful fireplace. What could be better than sharing an evening with friends, neighbors and family? Check out Cherrywood Bocce Ball nights, youll be happy you did.Oil PaintingThe third Friday of the month from 8:30 until 11:30 a.m. the Clubhouse at Cherrywood becomes an art studio. Easels and brushes, knives and tubes of oil paints are put out and students gather to explore their creative talents. Under the tutorship of Debbie Blackburn, students learn techniques and styles, color combinations and brush strokes while they create beautiful works of art. The students are eager to learn and Debbie is a capable and knowledgeable instructor so their personalities blend to make a harmonious atmosphere of shared talents. Even if you have never tried to paint before, you will find this art class an informative and exhilarating experience. One of the biggest joys I get from teaching is watching the look on my students faces when they complete a painting, Debbie confided. She further stated that painting is not just art it is a kind of therapy too because it takes total concentration when working on a picture. Debbie is a certified instructor from the Bob Ross School and has been teaching for more than a decade. She also teaches at Munroe Regional Medical Center for the Prestige 55 group. Energetic, personable and enthusiastic, Debbie brings a joy to teaching others that is contagious and inspiring. Saturday, March 10 Chili supper and bake saleSister Concepta, who founded and oversees Brother Keeper's 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.Women's Spring BreakTake a break with the Women's Ministries of Christ's Church of Marion County on Saturday, March 10 at 9 a.m. and enjoy guest speaker Gaye Martin. Gaye's topics will include "Some Have It Some Don't," "Significant Signatures" and "Running the Race." The day will include a continental breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack. A love offering will be taken. For additional information contact Sharon Lombardo, 352-307-5101 or info@ccomc.org. Christ's Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., off State Road 200, Ocala. Phone 352-861-6182, website is www.ccomc.org.Sunday, March 11 Mezzo-soprano and pianist to performThe next Sunday Afternoon Arts at Countryside will take place on Sunday, March 11 at 3 p.m. in the sanctuary of Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. Highway 200, Ocala. Megan Thompson, mezzo-soprano, and Donna Topp, pianist, will present Our Nations Story: A Musical Review. They will perform works by popular American composers including Gershwin, Bernstein, Joplin, Barber and Weill as well as Broadway and Disney favorites. The diversity of the music guarantees something for everyone. Megan Thompson graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Music from Stetson University. While there she performed in several operas, competitions and solo recitals. She has appeared in many Ocala Civic Theatre productions including The Mikado. She is a soloist with the Central Florida Master Choir. Donna Dantz Topp graduated Cum Laude in music and psychology from Heidelberg University. She received her Masters from the State University of New York with further piano studies at the Eastman School of Music, Roberts Wesleyan College and Columbia University. While living in Rochester, Mississippi, Topp ran a private keyboard studio as well as being director of music, organist and choir director at several area churches. Since moving to Ocala she has been the accompanist for the Marion Civic Chorale, founded and directed the Oak Run Choraliers as well as substituting for many churches in the area. The public is invited. Admission is free but donations will be appreciated. For further information, call the church office at 352237-4633.Tuesday, March 13 Ocala Open Golf TourneyA Charity Pro-Am event kicks off the Ocala Open on Tues., March 13, 2012 at Candler Hills Golf Club. Proceeds from the event benefit Hospice of Marion County and Interfaith Emergency Services. Start the day with breakfast then select a tee gift at the Nike tent. Participants will warm-up next to pros who will be vying for Ocala Open honors; play golf with the pro and get a few pointers on your own game. The day concludes with the Champions Roundup Barbecue and Awards Luncheon. For more information, call 352-861-9712 or 352-8542765.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 17 Green Thumb plant show, sale setSpring is around the corner and plans for the 5th annual Green Thumb Plant Show and Sale are under way for the event that's a local favorite which happens to fall on St. Patricks Day this year, Saturday, March 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Dunnellon. Vendors selling orchids, trees, shrubs, native plants, soil enhancers, yard art, woody ornamentals, palms, roses and a variety of flowering plants will line the lawns of the historic village of Dunnellon, home of the shopping district known for its festivals and events. For booth space or more information, please contact Nancy at 352-208-6789.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 March 17. We will meet at 11:30 a.m. at the Ocala Hilton, 3600 S.W. 36th Ave. in Ocala. The menu will be corn beef and cabbage, boiled potatoes, vegetables, salad, coffee and dessert. The entertainment will be Harry Chambers on the keyboard. The cost is $16 per person. Reservations and payment must be made in advance. Payment must be received by Wednesday the 14th of March. Checks to be made out to Don Clauson and mailed to Don Clauson, 5901 S.W. 86th Place, Ocala, FL 34476. For further details call Don Clauson 352-861-1235 or Terry Rasmussen 352347-8362. Thursday, March 22 Food for Thought at Our RedeemerA "Food for Thought Luncheon" will take place at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 5200 S.W. State Road 200, on Thursday, March 22 at 11:30 a.m. The Speaker will be Joyce Semelka MS, RD. She will speak on medical nutrition self management. RSVP to reserve a seat to 352368-4028.Ocala Lions to collect items for Fisher HouseOn Saturday, March 24, the Ocala Lions Club will collect donations and personal care items to be given to the Fisher House Foundation in Tampa, Florida for families of veterans or military personnel who are being treated at a nearby military or VA medical facility. The event will be at the Big Lots store, 8600 S.W. State Road 200 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Fisher House, founded in 1990 by Zachary Fisher, provides a home-like facility for families to stay for brief periods of time in order to be near their loved ones undergoing medical treatment. Personal care items, such as shampoo or tooth paste/brushes, tissues, paper plates, paper cups and plastic food storage containers or bags are needed to help families needing to stay at Fisher House during this difficult time. Items may be purchased at Big Lots and monetary donations will be accepted. For further information about Fisher House, call (813) 910-3000 or contact Bill Thomas at 352-291-2600 about the event.Friday, February 24, 2012 ~ 27 www.smcitizen.com 711190 M AINTAIN THE H EALTH OF Y OUR B USINESS Advertise in 6~ Friday, February 24, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Hospice honors employeeThe annual Employee Excellence Awards held Jan. 28 recognized 12 outstanding employees, from volunteer services to clinical staff. All the nominees were heralded for their above and beyond service to hospice patients and fellow co-workers. At evenings end, the 2011 winner was announced: Heidi Tarnowski, RN, a seasoned nurse whose reputation as a trooper is well known among her peers. Tarnowski was introduced to nursing when she was on the receiving end of care at only 17. Seriously injured in a car accident, that experience inspired her to become the best nurse possible with the most challenging cases. After earning an RN at Inver Hills College in Minneapolis, she practiced in a variety of venues, including 10 years with disabled adults in a group home and later as a charge nurse with the VA. In 2008, the Tarnowski family relocated to Ocala and Hospice of Marion County was fortunate to hire her as a field nurse. PLEASESEEHOSPICE, PAGE7 More winners at trivia CHERRYWOOD ESTATES J EJohn Everlove Trivia Winners Jim and Judy Durst, Fran and Carolyn Mullen. 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Friday, February 24, 2012 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 26~ Friday, February 24, 2012 www.smcitizen.com the Citizen Maintain the health of your business Advertise in 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 beautiful pipe organ at Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Ocala. The program will include works by David German, J.S. Bach, Csar Franck, Olivier Messiaen, Johann Pachelbel, Derek Bourgeois, and John Weaver. Some of the students are organ majors while others are doubling majors or minors in music with mechanical and aerospace engineering or linguistics. Their professor, Dr. Laura Ellis, presented a concert for Ocala AGO last November. Admission to the concert is free but a free-will offering will be taken. The American Guild of Organists is an organization with a national membership of over 20,000. Visit their website at www.agohq.org. For further information, call 352-537-0207.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 Sheriff's 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.Sunday, June 3 Vendors sought for Blueberry FestivalCraft vendors are being sought for the first Blueberry Festival in Ocala to benefit Sheltering Hands Rescue. The event will be Sunday, June 3, at Ramada Inn, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Ocala. Vendor fee is $20 inside space, $15/outside. The deadline for applications is April 16. There will be prizes, a baking contest, fresh blueberries, 50/50 raffle, and food. Please call 352-291-1962 for applications and/or more information. There is no typical day in this job, says Heidi. I care for people from all walks of life and help with their individual needs. It is never dull. In one extraordinary situation, Heidi encountered a patient whose disease had altered his state of mind and behavior, causing him to become violent and verbally abusive. For five hours one day, Tarnowski patiently worked with the patient to properly medicate him for symptom management and eventually transfer him to a hospice house, where he could receive 24-hour care. Heidi offered emotional support to his distraught wife, reassuring her it was the disease, not her husband that was causing the behavior. She did not want this wifes last memories of her husband to be of a violent man she hardly recognized. I am happy to be a part of this organization and supporting the mission for quality in the lives of our patients who are living while they are dying, says Heidi. I love helping people with their needs during this time of transition. HOSPICECONTINUED FROM PAGE 6 Heidi Tarnowski More than 10,000 Marion County residents and their caregivers wake-up every day struggling to cope with Alzheimers disease. Alzheimers has become more prevalent over the past several years and it continues to grow. The number of people living with Alzheimers disease will only continue to grow as our population ages. On Tuesday, March 27, the Alzheimers Association is hosting a symposium at the Circle Square Cultural Center at On Top of the World starting at 8:30 a.m. for professionals and family caregivers who support those living with Alzheimers. The symposium will focus on the culture of aging. During the all-day event, registrants will learn about the most recent research developments and new methods in providing and caring for people living with the disease. Continuing Education Credits are available. Research is advancing all the time and there are new methods for helping those with Alzheimers being developed, said Brandy Gregg, Board Member, Alzheimers AssociationCentral and North Florida Chapter. For professionals and family caregivers who are new to dealing with the disease or for those who are more seasoned, this symposium offers an opportunity to connect with others and to get updated and refreshed on caring for those living with the disease. The event is $35 with an additional $30 for nurses and certified nurses assistants who need CEUs. Register before March 1 to save $10. Admission includes continental breakfast, lunch, sessions, breaks and exhibits. The event starts at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m. The event will have breakout sessions covering behaviors, communications, activities, research, financial programs and other Alzheimer-related topics. To register for the event, please visit http://www.alz.org/cnfl or call 800-2723900. 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Friday, February 24, 2012 ~ 25 www.smcitizen.com The pull of gravity, spin of our planet, or trips around the sun may cause the U.S. Supreme Court to render occasional decisions with predictable long-term unintended consequences. One such decision was Dred Scott in 1857. As you recall from high school history, Dred Scott was a slave owned by Peter Blow, who sold him to John Emerson, an army doctor. Emerson was posted to several states, including Missouri, where slavery was illegal and slaves were permitted to purchase their freedom. When Scotts offer of the $300 freedom fee was rejected, he sued. Four years and several courts later, the Supreme Court, with five justices who had been slave owners, decided that slaves were neither people nor citizens of any state. In his house-divided speech in 1858, Abraham Lincoln predicted the Dred Scott decision would lead to war. It did, nearly destroying the nation. Roe v. Wade in 1973 was another decision influenced by the spins and pulls of planet earth. Youll recall that Roe sued the State of Texas for violating her right to an abortion. None of several courts was brave enough to play the coward card duck the tricky case by declaring it moot. Case dismissed because Roe was no longer pregnant. Instead the Court declared that Roe and every female have a right to abortion until the unborn is viable outside the womb. After rummaging the constitution for a reason, the Court decided abortion must be a privacy right, implied but not stated in the due process clause of the fourteenth amendment. A more recent dizzying decision was the case of Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission. The Court said government has no authority to restrict the right of corporations to express themselves in elections, provided money isnt given directly to candidates as campaign contributions a distinction without a difference. Corporations are no longer artificial persons created by statutes. In Citizens United five justices said corporations are real people who can exercise their voices to influence elections. We consider the finding asinine. What voices? Will stockholders be asked for their opinions on candidates and issues? Not likely. Modern corporations are run for the enrichment of executives and their hand-picked directors. Corporation managers will now get two votes, one at work and the other at the polls. By a power not vested in the Supreme Court the Super Pac (political action committee) was born. In an outbreak of naivet five justices convinced themselves that Super Pacs would be independent from campaign committees and would not lead to political corruption. Pretenses of Super Pac independence from candidates and campaign committees evaporated quickly in recent presidential primaries. What next? The Super Pac decision wont start a civil war or encourage more abortions, but the Court has created another monster which could influence elections all the way down to county clerks. Despite its high level of legal learning, our Supreme Court seems permanently baffled by the law of unintended consequences. www.smcitizen.com 8~ Friday, February 24, 2012 Last week was very busy for me. I spent a lot of time doing the paperwork involved in filing for an injunction against myself. Thats right, Im suing me. Its all because some of our government officials seem to forget the first three words of the preamble to the U.S. Constitution; you know, the words We the people. This kind of thing happens when officials ignore the fact that we, the people, are the government not them. This is a government, as Abe Lincoln said at Gettysburg, of the people, by the people, for the people and shall not perish from the earth. Unfortunately, last week it perished in Ocala. The trigger for this is a schools vs. city dispute over utility deposits. The city wants them from the schools; the schools say they dont have to pay. Last week it was revealed that the city threatened to disconnect city utilities, which includes water and electric, from 23 schools and various school offices that use city facilities. That prompted the board to file for an injunction against the city. No, no, no, says the city. We wont shut down any schools, just the offices. First, thats not very comforting, since the offices control the schools, in some cases providing access to computers, and second, why did they list the schools in the threatening letter? Those of us who happen to live in the city of Ocala pay school taxes to Marion County and pay city taxes to Ocala. So, in effect, we are suing ourselves for demanding a deposit from ourselves. What a colossal waste of time, effort and money this entire dispute has caused. Personally, my school side is winning over my city side. One of the reasons for a utility deposit is to make sure the person posting the deposit is good for the bill. In fact, in one of my utilities, I believe its the phone, I dont have to pay a deposit, because over the years Ive always paid my bills on time. Just where does the city think the School Board is going to go? Is it going to shut down and disappear in the middle of the night, running out on its debts? So why should the city require a deposit from the schools? There was a court hearing on Monday, and a judge ordered the city not to cut off the utilities. But its more complicated than that, and the issue is definitely not settled. And, just the fact that it was brought up at all is very disconcerting. At its next meeting, the City Council should ask for a show of hands from its audience: How many of you also pay School Board taxes? It should be unanimous, unless there are some out-of-county residents there. That show of hands should send a message to the city: Stop demanding that I pay myself a deposit. After all, I might win in court or I might lose or both.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. If you wanted to see the worst in American teenagers last week, you only needed to go as far as Gainesville High School. Two girls posted a pair of videos on a social networking site that were the most disgusting things you would ever want to see from kids. The first one had been pulled by the time most people had heard of it, but the second one was still available last weekend. It was a 13minute racially charged rant against black people. One of the mothers of one of the children viewed part of the video and said she couldnt believe it. She was visibly upset, according to reports, and has taken away all Internet privileges of her daughter. The girls criticized blacks for the use of welfare, for getting pregnant, for the way they talk, and many other things. They also criticized them for their lack of graduation rate, which was ironic, because after all the publicity, the two girls were forced to withdraw from school because of threats against them. They also spent much of the time on the video giving nasty answers to those who had written them after their first performance, using every four-letter word in the book. Gainesville High officials said that the girls were not representative of the students at the large Alachua County school, but thats what you would expect them to say. The biggest concern we have is that there are others, maybe many others, who feel the way these girls do, and some of those might even be here in Marion County. Racism doesnt know county boundaries, especially with the social networks that are available to students nowadays. That means that school officials and teachers have to be alert to this sort of thing, and stop it before it gets going. Our teenagers should be better educated than these two Gainesville students about the progress of race relations. The videos have been pulled from the social networking site, but if you feel you must see the second one, it was still on a site called WorldStarhiphop.com this past weekend. Just search for the word rant. But a warning. Dont watch it with young children in the room, and dont watch it if you are sensitive to racial and vulgar remarks. For the most part, we wish we hadnt seen it, although editorially we felt we had to, so we would know what we were writing about. Its actually a little sad to see what some of our teenagers have come to. Lets make sure we dont allow any others to perform this sort of thing. S UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY A disgusting look at a pair of teens Getting ready for court: Im suing me Jim Flynn Columnist LETTER TO THE EDITOR Baffled by law of unintended consequences Jim Clark Editor READER OPINIONS INVITED Discipline and respectYour article about entertainment and that piece by Wayne Rackley on discipline and respect, said it all. Today, much too often we blame others for our own faults. Instead of passing the buck we should look into the mirror. Not only that, but society over the last two decades or more has seen a decline in moral values. Having babies out of wedlock for young people is now the norm not the exception. Yes! This leads to a one parentmother's upbringing with the father or even fathers no where to be found. A never ending welfare cycle with love, caring and discipline taking a back seat. Sad but true! Bob Cronin Oak Run. Please go to www.smcitizen.com to answer our poll question This week: Who do you favor for the Republican presidential nomination? 000AMWO

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Friday, February 24, 2012 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 24~ Friday, February 24, 2012 www.smcitizen.com GUEST COMMENTARY BY RICH LOWRY Special to the CitizenFirst they come for the alcohol, then for the tobacco, then for your sugar. When the day arrives when you have to undergo a background check and endure a three-day waiting period to enter a Dunkin Donuts, you can trace it back to this moment. Namely the publication in the journal Nature of an article calling for regulating sugar as a health hazard, although stopping far short of all-out prohibition (that would be too extreme). One of the authors is Robert Lustig of the University of California, San Francisco, who hopes to be to the consumption of sugary beverages and foods what William Wilberforce was to the slave trade. He is not given to understatement. In a video discussion with his co-authors, he says that thanks to sugar and its contribution to chronic noncommunicable diseases like heart disease and diabetes, we are in the midst of the biggest public health crisis in the history of the world. Bigger than the bubonic plague that killed off about half the population of Europe in the 14th century? Bigger than the 1918 flu pandemic that killed as many as 50 million people? As soon as Coca-Cola becomes so toxic that it wipes out a large proportion of the worlds population and influences the course of civilization, well then, Lustig has a case. There is a vigorous debate among researchers about how harmful sugar is, and Lustig as you might imagine takes the dire view. This fuels his push for gentle supply side control strategies to limit the intake of sugar, including taxation, distribution controls, age limits. They muse about zoning ordinances to control the number of fast-food outlets and convenience stores in low-income communities, and especially around schools. Ive always thought soda is bad for you, not from studying the data, but because my mom wouldnt let us have it in the house when we were kids. Which settled the issue rather nicely no taxes, no zoning ordinances. As it turns out, research shows the power of engaged parents. A study published in Pediatrics in 2010 found that if children ate dinner with their families, got about 10 hours of sleep a night and watched two hours or less of TV on weeknights, they had a lower risk of obesity. The mindset of the Robert Lustigs of the world is that we cant trust parents or individuals to make sound choices. They dont consider it public health, he scolds in the video, referring to opponents of a government anti-sugar campaign, they consider it personal responsibility. But if what you choose to eat and drink is no longer considered the province of personal responsibility, what is left? If this all seems good for yuks, just wait 10 years. Before its over, the offending food and beverage companies the sugar merchants, as a journalist sympathetic to Lustigs case puts it could well be as beaten-down as the tobacco companies. The predicate is there for making Little Debbie, despite her wholesome red curls and cheery slogan (Unwrap a Smile), into the moral equivalent of a drug pusher. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.(c) 2012 by King Features Synd., Inc. Watch out for cupcake cops and their attack on sugar Read the classifieds FAMILY FEATURES One of the best ways to get more of natures healthiest superfoods into your daily diet is to think frozen. Frozen fruits and vegetables retain their nutritional value just as well as fresh. And when it comes to taste, one superfood is a freezer superstar: Wild Blueberries. 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BY SHELDON RICHMAN Special to the CitizenAquestion arises from the recent controversy between President Obama and the Catholic Church that aches for an answer: If Catholic institutions have a right to abstain from paying for what morally offends them, why dont the rest of us? The initial Obamacare rule held that all employers, in fulfilling their new legal requirement to provide health insurance to their employees, must include contraception (and other preventive health services) in the coverage at no cost. The Catholic Church teaches that contraception is sinful. The Department of Health and Human Services was willing to exempt churches but not church-operated institutions that pursue a broader mission than religious teaching, such as colleges, hospitals, and charities. This brought protests from Catholic officials, who claim that their religious freedom would be infringed by a mandate that they buy services that they teach are morally abhorrent. As the political controversy mounted, the Obama administration devised an accommodation: those institutions would not have to pay for birth-control coverage; however, their insurers would still have to offer free contraception. Many objections can be raised against this policy. In a society that thinks itself free, how dare the government force employers to provide health insurance? How dare it mandate that coverage include contraception or any particular service? How dare it mandate that any coverage be free? (It cant really be free; the coverage necessarily reduces employees cash wages.) How can contraception use be insurable when it is a chosen act, not the kind of low-probability, high-cost event that insurance was designed to protect against? Is there really a moral difference between forcing a Catholic institution to pay for employee contraception and forcing it to arrange a match between its employees and an insurer that will provide the contraception? These questions are daggers at the heart of Obamacare. But lets leave them aside. What has gone largely unnoticed is that the principle invoked by the Catholic Church and largely endorsed by the public that freedom of religion, as enshrined in the U.S. Constitutions First Amendment, rules out forcing a church to pay for what it regards as morally abhorrent applies beyond this instance. If a Catholic institution should not be forced to pay for contraception because it regards birth control as morally repugnant, why should anyone be forced to pay for what he or she finds morally repugnant? It does no good to say that the First Amendment is about religion. The Constitution and Bill of Rights did not create rights; they acknowledged preexisting rights. Moreover, we are entitled to make reasonable inferences from the framers language, because they could hardly have created an exhaustive list of implications. For example, by specifying the free exercise of religion, the framers cant be construed as intending to exclude atheists from the protection of freedom of conscience. Logic drives us to conclude that government should never compel anyone to act against his or her moral convictions. The good sense of this becomes clear when we get down to particulars. If a Catholic may not be forced to pay for birth control in violation of conscience, why should that Catholic or anyone else be compelled to finance mass murder in violation of conscience? No one can reasonably insist that personal convictions should be disregarded in the case of mass murder. This is no hypothetical speculation. Americans have been forced, without their consultation much less permission to finance mass murder. Its called war, invasion, occupation, and special operations. U.S. military missions in Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, Somalia, and elsewhere have directly or indirectly killed over a million people who never threatened Americans at home. Those missions have ruined the lives of hundreds of thousands more through injury and the destruction of their homes and societies. The president of the United States refuses to take war with Iran off the table ostensibly because the Islamic republic wont end its nuclear-enrichment program although the International Atomic Energy Agency says no weapons are being produced, and U.S. and Israeli officials say no decision to build a weapon has been made. War against Iran would constitute mass murder. The U.S. government should be stopped from engaging in such brutality. But short of that, those with a conscientious objection should be free to opt out of financing these crimes.Sheldon Richman is senior fellow at The Future of Freedom Foundation (www.fff.org). Friday, February 24, 2012 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com 10~ Friday, February 24, 2012 www.smcitizen.com No one should be forced to act against his conscience GUEST COMMENTARY BY CATHY CLEAVER RUSE, ESQ. Special to the CitizenOnly the very brave will try to get between a professional woman and her power suit. Presidential candidate Rick Santorum was accused of just that this weekend when David Gregory of NBC and George Stephanopolous of ABC pressed him about an observation in his book, It Takes a Family, that radical feminists undermine families by telling women that they can find fulfillment only in the workplace. Of course, Santorum was right. Modern feminists tried to write a script that all women were meant to follow to achieve success and utter self-satisfaction. It was careers optimum, husbands optional, conception avoided and the unplanned products thereof aborted. How 20th century of them. That script was rejected a long, long time ago. Hardly had the new century dawned when even the New York Times got the message. In a startling story (because of its location, not content), the Times Magazine profiled several highly-educated, professional women on the upper rungs of the proverbial corporate ladder who decided to get off, stay home and raise their kids (The Opt-Out Revolution, Oct. 26, 2003). The women were members of an Atlanta book club, each with a degree from Princeton and post-graduate degrees from places like Harvard and Columbia. Of the 10 members, half no longer worked at all, one was in business with her husband, one worked part-time, and two freelanced. All expressed deep satisfaction Santorum is right: Women find fulfillment beyond the workplace PLEASESEERUSE, PAGE11 nize the contribution of women to strengthening international peace and security. Come hear the speaker, enjoy the music. (Come early for snacks!) The years sub-theme is Connecting Girls, Inspiring Futures. The Nature Coast Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is located at 7633 N. Florida Ave., Citrus Springs, just north/west of the Holder light. For information call 352-465-4225 or go to naturecoastuu.org. Everyone is invited at no charge. Little Theatre Sex Please Were SixtyLittle Theatres membership continues to grow and it is sad to hear that many of the long-standing clubs in Oak Run are folding. The activities in the community are what has made this a great place to live and we wonder what has happened to us! Togetherness and group activities are what keep us young at heart even as we grow old. Come on people get with the program, have fun, live a little. The average age of cast members in our show is over 72 but youd never know it if you came to one of our rehearsals. We are not just young at heart, we are young because we are active. Old is a frame of mind; kick up your heels; enjoy life. This is what makes our current play something you must come and see. Sex Please Were Sixty is not about sex, its about laughing and enjoying life. Do yourself a favor, buy a ticket, treat yourself to a meaningful night out. Theres nothing much worth watching on TV anyway. Our dinner theatre is a must do; youll have ball, a great meal, a great show and if you were to go to one of the other venues around the area youd pay twice the price and travel twice as far for half the fun. Call Diane Schmidt at 352-873-7243 for one of the few remaining tables. Youll be glad you did. If you cant get tickets for the dinner show, call Linda Noel at 352-873-9908 for tickets one of the other three shows.OR Quilters Marion County QuiltYes, its nearly finished. The last minute touches are being added to this year-long project. Hopefully it will soon be on display at Oak Run and then travel to various sites around Marion County so other residents of the area can enjoy seeing our interpretation of all that Marion County has to offer visitors and natives alike. The large wall hanging has a map of the county in the center and its surrounded by hand made blocks representing everything from our parks to community activities and so much more. Techniques used to make the blocks vary from applique, thread painting, piecing and other landscape quilting skills. The quilt itself is both hand quilted and machine quilted. Just about everyone in the Quilt Club took part in this project over the past year. For more information about the quilt please contact Patti Schwartz or Dori Sullivan. Oak Run Travel Please mark your calendars for the April 7 meeting for the passengers who will be traveling on the Emerald Princess cruise on April 26. This documentation meeting will be held in the Orchid Club starting at 1 p.m. Bus assignments, cruise documents, airline tickets and other information will be distributed. At least one person from each group travelling together should attend. Please call Bob Kocher if you are unable to be there so we can arrange to get your documents to you before we leave on April 26. Speaking of cruises, there are still a few cabins for the Oct. 27 through Nov. 3, 2012, cruise out of Port Canaveral to Cozumel, Belize, Mahogany Bay, Costa Maya, and back to Port Canaveral. Call John Casabianca for more information and to reserve your cabin. John Cababianca has also just booked a cruise on Royal Caribbeans awe-inspiring Allure of the Seas for March 3 to 10, 2013. You can explore seven distinct neighborhoods on the ship filled with awesome new features like the first Starbucks at sea, Broadway hit musical Chicago in the main theater, the classic carousel on the boardwalk, and the aerial acrobats in the Aqua Theater. Call John to reserve your cabin.Royal Oaks Womens 18 Hole GolfOn Tuesday, Feb. 14, we had our annual Valentines Day Tournament. The game was best ball of each two-player team. The winners were: First Flight: 1st place Pat and Dick Blackburn, 2nd place Judie and Jim Lavdas, 3rd place Patty and Bill Dougherty; Second Flight: 1st place Bev Matejicek and B.J. Lassiter, 2nd place Nancy Lefebvre and Janet Tully, 3rd place Sylvia and Dom Zappia; Third Flight: 1st place Kathy and Steve Kollar, 2nd place Mary Kay and Ken Frandsen, 3rd place Sally and A.B. Crass. That evening we had a dinnerdance at the Palm Grove Club. The wonderful food and dance music capped a fun day spent with our Valentines.Royal Oaks Lady NinersOur annual Sweetheart Tournament was a great success thanks to our committee, Vicki Ellin, Judy Barmore, Brenda Raider, Diana Schmidt, Carolee Riola, Roe Stover and Ilene Simnowitz. We played a Texas scramble with 42 couples. The first winning team was Vange Bell, Jeanne Konicki Sam Timmermeyer and BJ Lassiter. The team in second place was Elsa Berbig, Dick Berbig, Carolee Riola and Bill Riola. The third place team was Beverly Matejicek, Jerry Matejicek, Bette Johnson and Clint Johnson. Closest to the pin for the ladies was Brenda Raider and for the men, Bruce Drake. Closest to the line was Bob Kocher. The decorations on the dinner tables were beautiful, we had a lot of fun with the games and most of all the weather was great. A good time was had by all. Royal Oaks Mens GolfFebruary 17 was a cool, cloudy, and sometimes misty morning, but the more hardy souls turned out for the game. Perhaps the low participation was due not only to the ongoing match tournament, but also the game, which limited each player to only 4 clubs, no more! However, a good time was had by all, and doing something other than the usual game was interesting. The winner with a score of 202 was the team of Emmet Dowling, Ken Frandsen, Steve Szabo, and Ray Hagerman. Second with a score of 203 were Dale Wurzburger, Ron Kowalewski, and Larry Soine. Tied for third with 205 were the team of Ron Catapano, Fred West, and Jim Kennedy and the team of Charlie Elder, Jan Flickinger, Old Tom Morris, and Mike Madill. Closest to the pin on the par threes were Ken Frandsen, Steve Szabo, and Paul Colatruglio. Next week we hope to report the results of the Match Play Tournament.Mr. Codys CornerI was looking over moms shoulder as she put together todays column and one article struck me not only for its important information but also for its wisdom. Go back and reread Frank Porterfields Little Theatre item. You will find out how to get tickets for their great spring production, Sex Please Were Sixty, and you will also get some sound philosophical advice. 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. 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with their life changes and none had regrets. According to author Lisa Belkin, these women were not unique. After talking with dozens of professional women over a period of four years, she could not avoid coming to the explosive conclusion that the very women who had succeeded in becoming the professional equals of men were rejecting the workplace. Why? Because they found other parts of life more fulfilling. I can relate to these women. I am a lawyer, and when I was pregnant with my first child I learned that my employer wouldnt give me a part-time schedule; it was all or nothing. I chose nothing. Now I work very part-time, from home. It is a generous arrangement offered by my current employer, and I am a grateful, productive employee (with a grateful husband and children). I give an annual lecture to female law students on this very topic, and what they appreciate most is hearing first-hand accounts of female lawyers who have found their way to happiness without sacrificing their dreams of marriage and family. I do not bring them stories about mothers who are happily working in full-time legal jobs because I dont know any. Perhaps they exist, but in nearly 25 years of being a lawyer Ive never met a single one. Rick Santorums wife is a lawyer, nurse and author. By any objective measure this woman should get the feminist stamp of approval. Yet when she left the workforce to raise their children she faced distain from feminists for choosing family over the firm, for doing it the wrong way. It goes without saying that not everyone can make this kind of choice. The unhappy full-time-lawyer-mothers I know are still at it not by choice but because circumstances compel them. Oddly, two who come to mind are married to schoolteacher husbands. Even where possible, the choice to leave the workforce partially or completely can be hard. It is a huge financial sacrifice to forgo that second salary. There will be fewer vacations, perhaps a smaller house, maybe only one car. And of course there are the cerebral sacrifices. Exchanging the calm of an orderly office for the relative chaos of a child-centered world. The loss of adult society, intellectual stimulation, professional praise. There is much to be said for the life of a full-timer. It is and should remain open to any woman who wants it. But no woman should be disdained for wanting to spend her hours raising her family and running her home. The late Pope John Paul used to speak of the law of the gift that we are made most truly human in the measure in which we go out of ourselves and give ourselves for the sake of others. It is the idea that our happiness, our very fulfillment, lay not in the preservation of self but in the gift of self to others. Some of the Atlanta book club members seemed to agree. This is what I was meant to do at this time, said one lawyer who quit her job to raise her two small children. I know thats very un-p.c., but I like lifes rhythms when Im nurturing a child. Another admitted she really enjoyed the stereotypical role of female/mother/caregiver. To her, the freedom to choose this lifestyle was not a rejection but an affirmation of the feminist impulse. Perhaps even its fulfillment. For 20thcentury feminists, being successful required becoming a man. Maybe 21st-century feminism will let all women define success their own way. Meet Rick Santorum, 21st-century feminist. Cathy Cleaver Ruse, Esq., is Senior Fellow for Legal Studies at the Family Research Council. Friday, February 24, 2012 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 22~ Friday, February 24, 2012 www.smcitizen.com RUSECONTINUED FROM PAGE 10 RELIGION Our Redeemer LutheranOur Redeemer Lutheran Church is conducting mid-week (Wednesday) services at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. The theme is "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 MethodistHoly 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.Peace Lutheran ChurchPeace Lutheran Church at 7201 South Highway 41, just 5 miles north of Dunnellon, is preparing to celebrate the season of Lent which leads to Easter. This year Pastor McKee is using Luthers Catechisms for the midweek and Holy Week theme. The midweek services will be at 7 p.m., and each Wednesday service, will be preceded by a potluck meal at 6:15 p.m. This is an opportunity to learn about Lutheran teachings, and those who have been around the Lutheran church for a while will find this time together to be an excellent refresher. The schedule is as follows: Feb. 29: This I Believe: The Apostles Creed, 1 Corinthians 15:3-8. March 7: Our Father Who Is in Heaven: The Lords Prayer, Matthew 6:9-13. March 14: The Washing of Regeneration: Holy Baptism, Matthew 28:18-20. March 21: We Are Forgiven: The Office of the Keys, John 20:19-23. March 28: We Eat a Holy Supper: The Sacrament of the Altar, Matthew 26:26-28. April 5, Maundy Thursday: On the Night When He Was Betrayed, 1 Corinthians 11:23-32. April 6, Good Friday: It Is Finished, John 19:30. April 8, Easter Sunday: Dont Seek the Living Among the Dead, Luke 24:1-6. The time schedule for Easter Sunday services will be announced later. The family of Peace Lutheran Church, PLEASESEERELIGION, PAGE12 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) The adventurous Aries wont be disappointed with taking on a new challenge, despite some initial misgivings. Look for this move to open other opportunities down the line. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Let that beautiful Bovine smile not only put you at ease, but also show that youre ready, willing and more than able to confound the naysayers around you. A new admirer has important news. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Be careful how you handle a relationship that youre hoping to save. You already have the facts on your side. Avoid weakening your position by embellishing it with unnecessary dramatics. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Taking definitive stands isnt easy for the often-wavering Moon Child. But you not only need to stay with your decision, but also reassure others it was the right thing to do. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) As a proud Lion, youre right to be upset about those who might be lying about you to others. But the best revenge is proving them wrong by succeeding at what you set out to do. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Caution is still advised before making a financial commitment to a promising project. Look for the facts behind the fluff. Devote the weekend to loved ones. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) A Taurus offers comfort and advice as you deal with an upsetting event. Use this as a learning experience that will help you avoid similar problems in the future. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) A romantic situation creates some chaos for single Scorpions. But its well worth the effort to work things out. A trusted friend can offer some helpful advice. 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Center. This year, its a St. Patricks Games Party. Play will include any kind of cards or games, such as Bridge, Hand and Foot, Pinochle, Rummikub, Chess and Checkers, and Scrabble, to name a few. A group chooses what they will play when they sign up. The doors will open at 11:30 a.m. for the noon lunch of Reubens, chips and pickles, lemonade, coffee and cake; and the games will begin at 1 p.m. Tickets are $6 each and are on sale now at Tuesday morning socials and in the Activities Office during ticket sale hours. Tickets are limited to 6 per household, said Shirley Pohlers, Sunshine representative; and although full-table registration is recommended, we will do our best to place individual registrants with others. In addition to cards and games, there will be a Chinese auction of items contributed by various Marion Landing artists. Tickets for the Chinese auction are $1 each or 5 for $3. Get ready for an afternoon of fun, but get your tickets early as seating is limited.Landing Lites ConcertMark your calendar for Saturday, March 10, at 7 p.m. Thats the date for the spring Landing Lites Pops Concert, and you wont want to miss this program. Its full of show stoppers, said Concert Director Floyd Hickman. Let Me Entertain You, You Raise Me Up, What a Wonderful World, Moon River and Singin in the Rain are some of the hits that will be performed by the 38-member chorus with featured piano soloist Dominic Muzzi, as well as medleys from My Fair Lady and Oliver. Muzzi accompanies a number of choral groups at West Port High School and has accompanied the Central Florida Master Choir. The program also includes two patriotic numbers and features the Westport Army Junior ROTC Flag and Spin Team under the direction of Col. Harry Good. Tickets for the concert are $5 and are on sale now at Tuesday morning Socials and in the Activities Office during ticket sale hours.Bridge anyone?The popular game of bridge is a favorite in Marion Landing, and the players meet Tuesday afternoon at 12:30 p.m. and Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m. in the Lifestyle Center. All bridge lovers are welcomejust stop by.Bob Ross painting classThe next Bob Ross painting class is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 27 at 9 a.m. The small class size and intimate setting ensures you will receive individual attention from Debbie Blackburn, certified Bob Ross-style painting instructor, who will expertly guide you through painting a beautiful oil seascape, a sample of which is on display in the Activities Office window. Using this quickstudy painting technique, you can learn to paint in only a short time even if you have never painted before. The cost for the class is $35 which includes supplies and instruction, but we ask that you bring your own paper towels. Sign up on the sheet hanging on the Activity Wall; prepayment by cash or check is required. Weave a basket in a dayNew students are always welcome at the monthly basket weaving class which will be held Wednesday, Feb. 29, at 9 a.m. in the Craft Room. Master weaver Sharon Baiardi leads you through the steps to create a beautiful handcrafted basket of your choice in just one day, and youre sure to leave with a beautiful piece. Please sign up in advance on the sheet hanging on the Activity Wall so you can choose your project from the array of baskets Sharon has available.Free luncheon seminarDr. Doug Routledge of Roberts Funeral Homes will host a free informational luncheon seminar on Thursday, March 8, at 11 a.m. in the Lifestyle Center. The topic of this seminar is The Erratic Cycle of Grief and is the second in a series of four topics relating to the funeral process and what you need to know to make you an informed consumer. At this seminar, you will learn the source of grief, its value, how to handle grief, how different people experience grief, and how long it lasts. Dr. Routledge is a gifted speaker who presents this serious information with a sensitive humor that makes this difficult topic more easily handled, and all your questions will be addressed. Please reserve your seat by purchasing a refundable $1 ticket at the Tuesday morning socials or in the Activities Office during regular ticket sale hours. Senior Games signupRegistration for the Marion Landing Senior Games continues throughout February. There are 40 events that will take place from April 9 through 21, culminating in the Breakfast of Champions on Saturday, April 28, at 8 a.m. If you are interested in participating in the Senior Games, please fill out the entry form enclosed in your Senior Games packet and return it, with your entry fee of $10 per participant, at one of the February Tuesday socials or to the Activities Office during regular office hours. You may sign up for as many or as few events as you wish. Join your neighbors in some friendly competition and fellowship, and perhaps you will even bring home an Ed Morgan Fitness award. Travel newsIf you are interested in any of the trips listed below, details are available on the flyers posted on the Travel Board in the Lifestyle Center, or you may call 237-7152 for more information. Trips are open to the general public if space allows. Please note the date change for the trip to Ed Fletchers Early Bird Dinner Theater to see Separate Beds. The trip is now on Saturday, April 28. This is a heartfelt comedy in which two couples navigate through their relationships while on a Caribbean cruise. Tickets are $66 and include round-trip motor coach, hot buffet, all tax and gratuities. Check the flyer posted on the Travel Board for more information. Mark your calendar for May 9 as we travel to Orlando for the Sleuth Mystery Theater and help solve a mystery. Details are still pending, but the cost will be $60 $70 and will include meal, play, transportation as well as gratuities. More information to follow and will be posted on the Travel Board.Diane Bress is Marion Landings Activities Director and an employee of Leland Management, Inc. The Church on the Hill, welcomes the Dunnellon and surrounding communities to join them for all of the services, to fellowship, and to focus on the events leading up to the Last Supper, Christs betrayal, arrest, crucifixion, burial, and finally, His triumphant Easter morning resurrection. For more information contact the church office at 352-489-5881 or visit www.PeaceLutheranOnline.org.Maranatha Baptist ChurchMaranatha Baptist church annual missions conference will be March 25 through April 1. Brother Bernie Rodgers will start the conference by speaking on Faith Promise during Sunday School on March 25 at 9:30 a.m. and during the morning Worship Service at 10:45 a.m. Mark and Sharon Hazen will speak during the 6 p.m. evening services on Benevolent Support Program. Aaron Brindle, Missionary to India will bring the message during the Wednesday, March 28 evening service at 6:45 p.m. On Sunday, April 1, Jesse Parnell and Kenny Evans will speak at the morning Worship Service at 10:45 a.m. Revival scheduled Kenny Evans will begin a Revival on Sunday, April 1, at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Kenny is a Christian evangelical missionary and ordained pastor who brings his messages in song and sermon. He is also a recording artist. On Monday, April 2, Tuesday, April 3 and Wednesday, April 4 evenings beginning at 6:45 p.m., Kenny Evans will speak and sing. One of those evenings will include an "Oldies Concert" centered on the Gospel message. All are invited to attend and be blessed by these powerful messages. Continuing programs for children 1. The AWANA (Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed) program is ongoing and always open to all children from the ages 4 to 18. AWANA is an exciting program of Christian leanrning and games of competition with awards. It is held each Sunday evening from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Church. Pastor C. Michael "Mike" Swingle is the new youth pastor and has planned many activities for young people. 2. The children's choir, J.A.M. (Jesus and Me) invites all children from 1st through 12th grade to participate. Ms. Pat Haas is the director and welcomes the children to choir practice from 5 to 6 p.m. on Sunday evenings at the Church. Ms. Pat teaches the children that it is easy and enjoyable to be part of the J.A.M. choir. Maranatha Baptist Church is at 525 Marion Oaks Trail in Marion Oaks. Please call 352-347-5683 for further information and directions to the Church. The church website is www.maranathabaptistc.org.Temple Bnai DaromPassover will be celebrated by Temple B'nai Darom with a seder conducted by Rabbi Harold Jaye on Friday, April 6 at 6 p.m. The seder will be held at The Elks Club, 702 N.E. 25th Ave., Ocala. All reservations must be received by March 23. For reservations and further information please contact Micki Hirsch at 352-6249563.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. 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. 25: Men's Prayer Group, 8 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 26: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Saturday, March 3: Men's Prayer Group, 8 a.m. Sunday, March 4: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.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 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.Friday, February 24, 2012 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com 12~ Friday, February 24, 2012 www.smcitizen.com RELIGIONCONTINUED FROM PAGE 11 National Pancake Day returns to benefit Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals For the seventh consecutive year, IHOP restaurants nationwide will offer each guest a free short stack of its famous buttermilk pancakes on National Pancake Day in an effort to raise awareness and funds for Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals. For every short stack of buttermilk pancakes served on National Pancake Day, IHOP guests are invited to make a voluntary donation to Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals. Donations made at IHOPs in the Ocala area will benefit the Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals program at Miami Childrens Hospital. IHOP hopes to raise $2.7 million this year, with a goal to bring the total amount of funds raised to more than $10 million. 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The bloodmobile from Floridas Blood Centers, the only supplier of blood for Marion County medical facilities, will be in the parking lot of Palm Grove on Thursday, March 1, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. You could save up to three lives with one donation since donated blood is separated into three different components given to recipients according to their needs. You will receive a free movie ticket from Fandango and a free game of bowling. Make time to save a life! If you would like to make an appointment go to www.fbcdonor.org and use account number #M1SO. If you would like a registration form to fill out in advance, call Carol Ann Wheeler at 352-873-2964. Be sure to eat and drink plenty of fluids before coming to donate and bring picture ID.Fine Arts ShowYou are invited to the 20th Annual Fine Arts Show tomorrow, Saturday, Feb. 25, from noon to 3 p.m. at Palm Grove. The Art Club of Oak Run, their friends and instructors will display beautiful drawings, paintings and sculpture. There will be free refreshments and the chance to win a lovely enhanced giclee of a pastel by Margarethe Nachbar entitled What! No Cell Phone? Proceeds of the raffle go toward an art scholarship at College of Central Florida.Pancake BreakfastCome get your flapjacks, sausage, juice, coffee or tea tomorrow, Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Orchid Club from 8 to 10 a.m.Upstate New York ClubThe Upstate New York Clubs Swing into Spring party is Monday, March 26, at Palm Grove at 6 p.m. It will be an all-you-can-eat soup and salad bar with all the trimmings. Bring the beverage of your choice. Entertainment will be dance instructor Lon Ligon from Gainesville who will teach a variety of dances. Did you always want to try the contra or a folk dance? If so, this is your chance. If not, just sit back and enjoy the evening. Tickets are $9 for members and $11 for guests. Tickets sales are Saturday. Feb. 25 and March 10 at the Orchid Club from 8 to 10 a.m. Watch your cubby for the flier. For information, contact Donna Anderson or Sandy Mantel.Feline FanciersThe club will meet on Thursday, March 1, at 7 p.m. in the Island Club. The title of the program for the evening is Bits n Pieces. Everyone will contribute something that evening, whatever they wish, about cats, of course. Everyone is to bring something to eat or drink to share with the group. There will be no collection of cat food this month. But, do you know what /67 refers to? The first number is the number of pounds of dry food we contributed to Pet Meals on Wheels after last months meeting and the second number refers to the number of cans of wet food. It just turned out that way. Southern States Club Tampa Bay Downs trip open to allWednesday, March 28, will be a day at the races for the Southern States Club. Join us in our private party suite at Tampa Bay Downs. Ticket sales will be on Thursday, March 1, at the Orchid Club from 9 a.m. to noon. Theres room still available so we have opened this event to all Oak Run residents and their guests. Cost is $40 for members and $45 for guests which includes: a full buffet with two entrees, veggies, salad and dessert, an excellent view of the finish line, a private betting window, entrance to the track along with program, optional reserved stadium seating after lunch, a race named for the Southern States Club and a coach bus including gratuities. Call Bob Canning at 352-854-8015 if you have any questions about the club.My Wild Irish Rose DanceThe Ambassadors will present a dance featuring the Avenue Boys on Saturday, March 17, from 6:30 to 11 p.m. at Palm Grove. The Avenue Boys are a duo consisting of Russ Perkins on saxophone and Joe Gionti on the keyboard. Both also do vocals and harmonize on many of their songs. They play many varieties of dance music. Ticket sales will be Monday, March 5, from 8 to 10 a.m. in the card room of the Orchid Club, and on Tuesday, March 6, from 9 to 10 a.m. in the lobby of the Orchid Club. Cost per person is $6. Make checks payable to ORHA; please, no cash.Garden Club Meeting, Plant Sale and TipsThe next meeting of the Oak Run Garden Club will be on March 7 at 9 a.m. in the Orchid Club. Our guest speaker will be Carolee Carter, Oak Run resident and president of the Ocala African Violet Club. Carolee is an enthusiastic grower of African violets. She will share lots of information and tips on growing these beautiful flowers. The meeting begins at 9 a.m. with coffee and treats by Terri Messerolli and her committee. Peggy Cornish heads the sharing and caring table. Of course there will be the plant raffle and 50-50. Mark March 17 for a great time at the Orchid Club. This is St. Patricks Day and the plant and market sale will be at the club and parking lot. There will be something for everyone! Vendors will be selling plants, shrubs, honey, produce, containers, quilted items, art work and baked goods. Stop at the garden treasures table, the snack bar and the Chinese auction. Since it is St. Patricks Day, the Marion County Sheriffs Bagpipers and an Irish sing-a-long at 10 a.m. are planned. All proceeds benefit the Garden Clubs horticulture scholarship at the College of Central Florida. All programs and meetings are for Oak Run residents and guests. March 15 is the last frost date for Marion County. Its time to fertilize azaleas and camellias which prefer a special type of fertilizer. Trees, shrubs and vines like a balanced mix like 10-10-10. Poinsettias can be planted outside after the 15th. Enjoy the warmer weather as your garden comes alive. See you at the March 17th plant sale!Celebrate International Womens DayOak Run residents Linda Taylor and Pat Callahan are helping organize a free, non-religious program on Thursday, March 8, beginning at 4 p.m. hosted by the Nature Coast Unitarian Universalists to celebrate International Womens Day. Featured will be songs by Mindy Simmons who has been called Floridas chanteuse, a talk by Barbara Simian, an Ocala motivational speaker and music by Patchwork, a female trio. The program will be accompanied by food, drink and other fun. The UN General Assembly proclaimed March 8 as a day dedicated to the worlds women to recog-Friday, February 24, 2012 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 20~ Friday, February 24, 2012 www.smcitizen.com During the last political election cycle, we were promised change, but I have not seen any of it, especially in my pants pocket. Then something wonderful happened. I was taking some mail to the post office and as I got out of my truck, I noticed a penny on the ground. At my age, if I have to bend down I make sure there are at least two or three things to do while I am down there. A single penny just will not do it for me. After all, what can you do with a penny? As I looked at that penny, I saw another penny, then another, then several. By the time I was done, there was a pile of 20 pennies there. Now that is something to bend down for. I know what they say, a penny for your thoughts. Here was 20 pennies and I did not have to think too much about bending down and collecting all 20 and put into my pants pocket. Nothing is quite as melodious as change jingling in my pants pocket. I walked into the post office with my pocket jingling with some spare change. Some may complain that 20 pennies does not really amount to very much. I remember what wise old Benjamin Franklin said, A penny saved is a penny earned. I am not sure what he would say about a penny rescued or even 20 pennies rescued, but I think he would have had something very witty to say about it. The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage would say to me something to the effect that 20 pennies cannot buy a good lunch. Who needs a good lunch when you got 20 pennies jingling in your pants pocket? The better part of wisdom on my part would be to allow these 20 spare pennies be my little secret. A few days after finding this penny cache, my wife made a comment that changed my week. What are you going to do with the extra day this year? I had no idea what she was talking about. Normally, I have no extra days to spare. Even if I happen to catch up on my chores on one day, there are always the next days chores staring me in the face. I was not a Beatles fan but I did understand their one song that talked about eight days a week. I have often thought I might be able to get caught up if there was an extra day in the week. Then, on scrutiny of the facts at hand, my good wife would find something for me to do on that eighth day. Getting back to her extra day question. I had no idea what she was talking about and so I responded with a very sophisticated, huh? What are you going to do with the extra day we have this year? I searched the cobwebs of my memory and could not find anything resembling her comment. She saw the quizzical look on my face, more quizzical than normal, and realized I had no idea what she was talking about. Dont you know we have an extra day this year? I did not know that so I pled with her to explain what she was talking about. I was thinking she was going to give me a day off so I could do nothing, then on second thought I do not believe she would do something like that. Not her! This is leap year and the month of February has 29 days instead of the normal 28. I thought for a moment and understood what she was talking about. I had forgotten this was leap year, which gives us an extra day. Instead of 365 days this year, we will enjoy 366 days. I am not quite sure who arranged this phenomenon but the extra day is tacked on to the end of February. I have often thought it would be great to be born on February 29. That way you only celebrate your birthday every four years. Instead of being 60 years old, I would be 15. Then a very terrible thought rumbled through my mind. I remembered what it was like to be 15. No way in the world would I ever want to be 15 again. Imagine taking 60 years to get to 15 and then staying there for four years. Talk about dragging out your misery? My wife gave me, as usual, some fodder for my thinking. What would I do with an extra day? The more I thought about this the more things I thought I could do on that extra day. By the time I got through thinking about all the things I could do with an extra day I was exhausted and needed to sit down for a cup of coffee. In order for me to satisfy all my proposed projects, I would need at least one extra day a month, and I would not complain about one extra day a week. I really do not think having an extra day is going to make much difference for me. The Bible says, This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it (Psalms 118:24 KJV). Someone said, today is the first day of the rest of my life. And so it is. Enjoy the day you have, is my philosophy of life.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. My Leap Year quandary: Anybody have a day to spare OUT TO PASTOR J SRev. James L. Snyder The Marion County Kidney Foundation, a non-profit organization will host its annual 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run on March 3. The Run/Walk will begin at 8 a.m. followed by the Kids Fun Run at 9:15 a.m. Advance registration is $20 for adults and $10 for ages 18 and younger. The day of the race, registration will be $25 for adults. The event will be at the Baseline Road Florida Greenway Trailhead, 4225 S.E. 58th Ave., Ocala. The Kids Fun Run is a 100-yard dash and is free to youths 10 and under. 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.marioncountykidneyfoundation.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 Court, Ocala, FL 34471. Race teams are strongly encouraged; groups of 5 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 such as KCountry, live music provided by Uncle Mortys Rhythm Cream Band, raffle prizes, vendor booths and kids activities. 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; 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. 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AChiropractic Doctor acquaintance asked when I would be doing some stories about his profession. I told him I have already written several columns on medical doctors; but he persisted and after some manipulation I agreed to do a chiropractic column. Time to get cracking.AdjustmentA man was very skeptical of chiropractors, but when no other treatment seemed to relieve the chronic pain in his back, he decided to give it a try. Before his first appointment, he told the chiropractor of his reservations, but after a few adjustments he felt better than he had in years. What do you think now? the chiropractor asked. Well, the man replied, I guess I stand corrected.Small town patientThere were only two chiropractors in a small town. One day a new patient walked into one of the chiropractors offices. She was horrified by the chiropractors personal appearance. Even though he was young, he was hunched over and walked in an odd shuffling manner. Doctor, said the woman, I have to ask. Whats wrong? Did you get in a car accident or something? No, said the chiropractor, nothing like that. Well what caused your physical condition then? The chiropractor sighed. You know how they always say that in a small town with two barbers, you should go to the barber that has the worst haircut? Joint talkChiropractors are very familiar with hearing back talk. Ive been sitting at my computer chair so much Ive developed a floppy disk. The chiropractors formed a partnership to open their new clinic. It was a joint venture, A chiropractor for pets is known as an animal cracker. Chiropractor school has been much harder than I anticipated, but Im learning to adjust. The psychiatric chiropractor specialized in attitude adjustments. I refused to go to see the chiropractor after my whiplash injury, and I have never looked back since. They make a perfect couple. Hes a chiropractor, and shes a pain in the neck. Old chiropractors never die; they just continue to manipulate. If youre not a chiropractor, get off my back. The chiropractors kept their money in a joint account. Some think a chiropractor is an Egyptian doctor. I make no bones about it. I love my work, said the chiropractor. Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died. Upon examining a new patient and finding the problem, the chiropractor asked, Whats a joint like this doing in a girl like you?BackwardMy friend Malcolm was in a very bad mood, complaining that his back was very painful. I suggested he go to a chiropractor for an adjustment. He took my advice, but a little later, he was in an even worse mood and said his back hurt him even more than before. I had to agree with this Malcolmtent that he was indeed Maladjusted.Fast?Chiropractor: Good morning, Ms. Jones. If youll lie down on the table, we can begin your adjustment. Patient: Thanks, Doctor. And I have to thank you for being so personable about your work. Ive heard that the way to make money as a chiropractor is to run as many people through your office as you can each day, assembly-line style, without giving... Chiropractor (interrupting): Well, if thats all, then I will see you again in a week.A dressing downAt a cocktail party, the lawyer was getting annoyed at the number of people who kept asking for free advice. He asked his doctor friend if he had the same problem. All the time, agreed the doctor. Well, dont you get tired of it? What do you do? asked the lawyer. Theres a very simple solution, and I think it will work for you as well, said the doctor. When they ask for advice, just tell them to undress. Only oneA reporter from a medical journal asked a wellknown doctor, Tell me, Doctor. Youve had a long and distinguished medical career. Have you ever made a mistake? Just one, the doctor sighed. I once cured a millionaire in only three visits. Dick and his wife Jane live in Oak Run. Friday, February 24, 2012 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 14~ Friday, February 24, 2012 www.smcitizen.com ELOISE HOLLYFIELD ejh2025@gmail.comOTOW Softball LeagueThe games played on Wednesday were some of the most exciting games to date! Great Clips increased their lead to two games over the Dr. Dunn team when they squeezed out two runs in the last inning to beat the Wise Way team. The Dr. Dunn team lost to Tee Pee Tire when they held on to beat Dr. Dunn by one run. The Cebert Wealth team was behind all game, just short by one run, when in the last inning they came alive and beat the Florida Eye team by one run. Its still a two team run for the top, for now, but the other teams are starting to improve and hopefully can stay healthy to make their move. None of the teams are out of the picture yet, as we still have until mid-May before its over. Standings Great Clips Angelo 20-8 Dr. Dunn Marty 18-10 Florida Eye Roger 15-13 Tee Pee Tire Ken 11-17 Cebert Wealth Bill 11-17 Wiseway Jimmy 8-20 OTOW softball games getting exciting OTOW HAPPENINGS BY PETER R. PARISI Special to the CitizenAre you interested in finding your families roots? Are you interested in seeing to whom you might be related? Master the Possibilities at On Top Of The World Communities (OTOW) and the OTOW Genealogical Society are offering a full schedule of genealogy classes and presentations during the Winter and Spring Session this year. Classes are open to both residents and nonresidents. The classes begin with George G. Morgans presentation on March 21, Introduction to Genealogy, and end with two presentations by him on May 23, Genealogy: How to Do Everything with Your Genealogy and Genealogy: New Ways to Research Our Roots. George G. Morgan, a well known genealogy author, columnist and speaker throughout the United States and Great Britain, is returning this year to Master the Possibilities for his fourth and fifth series of genealogy presentations. All of the classes and presentations are not only for those who are just getting started or thinking of starting their genealogy research, but also for those seasoned genealogists that want to brush up on their research skills. To sign up for the classes or presentations listed, you may sign up online at http://www.masterthepossibilities.com, by telephone at 352-854-3699 (24 hours a day/7 days a week), or by dropping by at Master the Possibilities Education Center next to Circle Square Commons, 8415 S.W. 80th St., Ocala. Classes are opened to both residents and non-residents. Well be providing information on various offerings each week. The most immediate offering is Introduction to Genealogy Guest Lecturer: George G. Morgan, March 21 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Live Oak Hall. OTOW resident Fee: $10; non-residents fee: $10. We all have to start with our family history research by learning the basics. Genealogy can be an intense and illuminating experience leading to a lifelong passion to learn more and more. This three-hour seminar addresses the essentials of getting started with your research. These include: What is genealogy? Places to conduct research Get to really know your ancestors. Interviewing absolutely everyone. Citing your sources Weighing the evidence Where and how do I start? Types of evidence Types of records Developing the big picture of your ancestors families and their lives. The information you learn in this seminar will provide you with the important information you require to become a really effective researcher into your familys history. Sign up now to reserve a seat at this very informative presentation. Hope to see you there. Geneaology classes offered at Master the Possibilities The Master the Possibilities Center for Lifelong Learning will welcome back Vince Boudreau, Ph.D. as part of its ongoing Visiting Scholars program. Boudreau is Professor of Visiting scholar returning to Master the Possibilities Political Science at City College of New York. He also is the Director of the prestigious Colin Powell Center for Leadership and Service. Just back from meetings in Myanmar (Burma) he will discuss An Unexpected Spring: Why Democracy in Myanmar Just Might Work. He will also discuss the current activities of the Powell Center. This presentation will take place Friday, March 9 at 10:20 to noon in Live Oak Hall located in Circle Square Commons at 3415 S.W. 80th St., Ocala. It is open to the public and there is no charge. You are asked to register online at www.masterthepossibilties.com or by phone 352854-3699. Master the Possibilities is in its seventh year of operation and is dedicated to providing outstanding lifelong learning opportunities to the community. This is the fifth year of the Visiting Scholar program. For details on this and other presentations feel free to call the office 352861-9751. Read the classifieds Some back-breaking jokes about chiropractors PUN ALLEY D FDick Frank 000AMWX Tours Tours Tours Tours Call to make a reservation for a lunch/tour. We would love to share with you what The Bridge Community is all about! We look forward to hearing from you soon. Space is limited, so make your reservations today!!! March Happenings Join us for the following event! THURSDA Y MARCH 8 2:30 PM VETERANS SEMINAR Find out about the Aid & Attendance Pension Benefit availbale to V eterans and their surviving spouses who require assistance with their activities of daily living. Y ou may be eligible to receive a monthly tax-free pension from the V e terans Administration of up to $23,396 per year Presented by Operation:V eteran Aid. Refreshments will be served. Citrus County Craft Council Pr esents their 22nd Annual Crystal River Armory W V enable, Crystal River (Acr oss fr om Home Depot) Free Admission For mor e information, call 352-860-2598. Pr oceeds to benefit Habitat for Humanity Spring Fling Craft Show 000AB26 Fo o d F ood Crafts Crafts R a f f le s R a f f le s Saturday F eb. 25 9 A.M. 3 P .M. GOLF SHOESTORENARROW THRU X-WIDEOr thotic Insoles GOLF SANDAL S2133 SW Hw y 484 Ocala, FL 344 7 39 Miles South of Ocala, 10 Miles Nor th of Wildwood at I-75 Exit 34 1 Behind McDonalds 35 2-2 45-2184 000AMLE Time R ound 2 nd Furniture & Home Decor Consignment 7256 SW 62nd A ve. 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New Jewelry Arriving Weekly. a trip back in history to see what life was like during the American Civil W a r Between the States 7 miles north of Crystal River on U.S. Hwy 19 Sa tur day Mar c h 10th & Sunday Mar c h 11th Ga tes Open a t 9:00am Authentic, interactive Confederate and Union Camps Sutlers selling period war es to include period clothing, toys and books. Medical camp with original tools. Calvary camp for horses. Education Day is open to the public schools on Friday, March 9th, 9:30 am until 2:00pm. 2:00pm Ba ttle 30 Cannons Blasting 500+ Soldiers March Into Battle Come ear l y and visit the camps, enjo y a variety of f ood and find a sea t to w a tc h as the ba ttle be gins. Sunday 10:00am Non-denomination Worship Service Donation: $5 Adults $2 for Childr en ages 8 to 17 Childr en under the age of 8 FREE 0009I5P Contact us by website: www .crystalriverreenactment.org Crystal River Civil W a r Reenactment pr esents Y our One-St op Shipping Cent er STORE HOURS: M-F 8:30-5:00; Sat 8:30-1:00; Sun Closed Post Office FL Lottery Copies Fax Services 854-6186 000ANK0 Y o u Pack Peanuts Mailing T ubes Boxes Bubble W rap Kraft Paper T a pe Padded Envelopes Address Labels CARDS & GIFTS F ULL S ER VICE U.S. P OST O FFICE 8449 SW SR 200 #135, Ocala 854-1970 SAR003318 ADUL TS & CHILDREN WEL COME CLEANINGS, FILLINGS AND SEAL ANTS 5445 Commercial W ay, Spring Hill *D0150, D0274, D1110. The patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment, or be reimbursed for any other service, examination, or treatment that is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of res ponding to the advertisem ent for the free, discounted fee, or reduced fee services, examination, or treatment. 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Friday, February 24, 2012 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 18~ Friday, February 24, 2012 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 Attend the worship service of your choice... GOOD IN A CRISIS By Margaret OvertonIn mid-life, attractive, successful anesthesiologist Margaret Overton finds herself in a contentious divorce with her faithless, vindictive physician husband Stig. Hers is a cautionary tale but no step-by-step guideline for surviving divorce. Rather, she warns of quick fixes such as dating services like Match.com. After reading the authors battery of Mr. Wrongs youll never look at these happy couples in the TV promos quite the same way again. She has disappointing sex with a few of them and one actually rapes her. Still, over a period of four years she returns time and again to Match.com believing, strangely, that Mr. Right could yet be out there. After a promising start to one or two relationships the men abruptly walk out, providing no explanation. A few dates are faintly comical, like the one with Nigel who does not bathe and sweats profusely. Margaret confesses, After Nigel, I decided to try Match.com again. Makes sense right? There were so many issues I did not want to deal with. Consequently, dating becomes a delaying strategy. What I dont understand is the books blurb that promises a riotous, laugh outloud memoir. Margarets mid-life crisis, as the ironic title suggests, is pathetic, not funny. Following a string of miserable matchups, in a borrowing from the Book of Job Margaret suffers a near fatal brain aneurysm, her best friend suddenly dies, her daughter barely escapes with her life after a skate-boarding accident, her widowed mother starts showing signs of dementia and after years of wrangling with Stig her legal fees top several hundred thousand dollars. The fight heading to trial is largely because after her aneurysm, Margaret can no longer get her own health insurance and must rely on Stig who is reluctant to give it to her. After a trajectory of self-destructive behavior and depression, Overton emerges a stronger woman who takes solace in her career, her daughters, and her friends. She even finds comfort in writing long letters to her closest friend and ally, though now deceased. In the long run her memoir offers no answers but does pose some provocative questions to ask ourselves: So when the moment comes, and everything you depend upon changes, or perhaps someone you love disappears or no longer loves you, must disaster follow? Or will you somehow adapt? Read the classifieds Cautionary tale warns of quick fixes after divorce BOOK MARK P WPat Wellington 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 F EED your soul, S AVOR the richness of J EWISH tradition, Q UENCH your thirst for knowledge & wisdom, T ASTE the flavors of Jewish culture, B E W ELCOMED A S A F AMILY Worship Education Social Action Cemetery Social Choir Sisterhood 000A932 Imagine a place where you can TEMPLE BETH SHALOM is all this and more Erev Shabbat Services Fridays, 8 pm 1109 NE 8th Ave., Ocala, FL www.jewishocala.org Fostering Jewish life in Marion County 854-6446 Temple Beth Shalom of Ocala Reservations for FREE bus 873-3995 Conservative Bible Teaching Traditional Services Sunday Worship at 10 AM ongoing series on the Life of Jesus Christ Community Church 000A9G1 861-7716 Harley Towler, Pastor Graduate of Moody Bible Institute Located one mile west of State Road 200 at 10260 SW 110th Street (turn west across from the entrance to Oak Run) 000A92N 7768 SW Hwy. 200 (352) 237-4633 www.cpcocala.org Welcome to Countryside Presbyterian Church (USA) Sunday Bible Study 9:00 am Sunday Worship 10:30 am Tuesday Bible Study 2:00 pm Nursery Available Pastor Gary O. Marshall Your Spiritual Home Evangelical Lutheran Church joyocala@embarqmail.com Edward Holloway, Pastor 7045 SW 83rd Pl., Ocala (352) 854-4509 Nursery Provided 000A92B Sunday Worship 8:15 am & 11:00 am Wednesday Evening Worship 6:45 pm German Language Worship 1st. Sunday of each month 3:00 pm 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 College Road Baptist Chur ch 5010 SW College Road, Ocala, FL (352) 237-5741 Rev John Downing, Pastor Rev Jef f Rountree, Minister of W o rship Rev Rob Loy Jr ., Student Minister Jason Kaminski, Children s Minister T rina Loy Preschool Director Holding Forth the Word of Life...JESUS Sunday Worship Services 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00 am 9:30 & 11:00 Sunday School 000AI76 Wednesday 6:30 PM Children/Student Ministries 6:30 PM Mid-Week Bible Study www.collegeroad.org 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 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 000AM1T 75 484 484 Exit 341 MARION OAKS COURSE SW 49TH AVE. MARION OAKS PASS MARION OAKS TRAIL 200 484 Thomas Markham, Pastor Phone: 352-237-6950 EVER YONE WELCOME CHRISTIAN LIFE ASSEMBLY SER VICES 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. W ednesday 7:00 p.m. 000AHA4 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 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 W esleyan-Holiness T radition OCALA WEST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE T eaching the Bible as Gods W ord to produce Christ-followers! S undays: Sunday School . . . . . . 9:15 A.M. Morning Worship . . . . 10:30 A.M. Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:00 P.M. Children s Bible Quizzing 6:00 P M. W e dnesday Evenings Adult Bible Study . . . . . 6:00 P M. Pastor Curt Dowling 5884 SW 60th A ve. (Airport Rd.) Ocala, Fl 34477 (352) 861-0755 www .ocalawestnaz.org 000A3PK 9330 SW 105th St., Ocala, FL 34481 854-9550 www .ocalawestumc.com 100th Ave. SW 105th St SW 110th St 484 Marion Oaks Library SW 103 rd St Pi ne R un OTOW 80th Ave. 60th Ave. 49th Ave. Oak Run 200 484 A Place for Y o u... No matter what your age is, no matter wher e Y ou come fr om, no matter who you ar e, Ther e is a place for you at Ocala W e st UMC T r aditional W orship 8:00 & 1 1:00 A.M. Casual & Contemporary 9:30 A.M. Childr en & Y outh Ministries 000AB58 Rev Alan Jef ferson 000AM1C 4800 SW 20th St Ocala, FL 34474 352-237-5611 www.bereanbaptist.net Ber ean Bapt ist Church Independent F undament al Dr Mike Patton Pastor Sunday Bible Study 9:45am Sunday Worship 10:45am & 6:00pm Wednesday Bible Study 7:00pm Assistive Listening System Nursery pr ovided for all services 0009W2W Join us this Sunday at Faith Presbyterian Church, as we worship our great God together! Why should you visit F aith Pr esbyterian Chur ch? Y ou will be greeted by a small but ver y dedicated group of believers. Y ou will experience worship that is reverent (traditional), and Christ centered Y ou will hear expositor y Bible preaching that will strengthen your faith. Sunday School 10 a.m. Mor ning W orship 11 a.m. 415 NE 41 A ve. (7th Day Adventist Church) in Ocala www .faithocala.org (352) 216-0968 P astor Greg Hoadley & his wife Stella 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 71 1 195 000AFF7 000AJXU S h e a r J o y B e a u t y W a l k I n s W e l c o m e d Intr oducing: Our Newest Hair Stylist JUDI Thursday & Friday Call for an Appointment 8430 SW 103 Str eet. Road 873-1135 M-F 8-5 Sat 8-2 CHAIR RENT ALS A V AILABLE FULL SER VICE SALON 000ADY1

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Friday, February 24, 2012 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 16~ Friday, February 24, 2012 www.smcitizen.com TO ADVERTISE HERE CALL TOM OR SUSIE AT 854-3986 Marion Landing certainly appreciates its volunteers, and we show it each month by recognizing residents who have made significant contributions to our community. At the Feb. 7 Tuesday Social, Fran and Dot Abril were presented with the volunteer appreciation award from Board First Vice President Bob Fink. In his presentation, Bob said, This month we are honoring a couple who moved to Marion Landing in April of 1994. They are both members of our Sunshine Committee and have been members of Patrol for 15 years. She is a long-time member of the Quilting Group; he has been a member of Lock Up since 2001. It is my great pleasure to present the Volunteer Recognition Award to Dot and Fran Abril. Their engraved plaque will join the more than 143 other volunteers recognized by the community since 2001, all of which are posted in the Lifestyle Center. Award recipients are chosen from a list of residents who are nominated for the award by their peers. If you would like to nominate a fellow resident for a volunteer recognition award, please forward your recommendation, in writing, to a Board member, member of the Activities Support Committee, or the Activities Director.Sunshine fundraiser tickets on sale nowThe Marion Landing Sunshine Committee will hold its spring fundraiser on Wednesday, March 14, at the Lifestyle PHOTO BY DIANE BRESSFran and Dot Abril receive their Volunteer Recognition Certificate from Board First Vice President Bob Fink. Marion Landing honors its volunteers MARION LANDING D BDiane Bress PLEASESEELANDING, PAGE21 BY PATRICIA A. WOODBURY Special to the CitizenIt has been a few years since the women of the Joyful Hands quilting group from Joy Lutheran Church delivered their quilts to Legacy House, one of the facilities of Hospice of Marion County. So, on Monday, Feb. 6, 16 beautiful handmade quilts were delivered and received with great enthusiasm by the staff at Legacy House. Legacy House opened in 2003 and has staff for 16 patients with a full capacity of 24 beds. It also has 60 volunteers who assist the staff in their work on a daily basis. Legacy House is just one of four patient care facilities that Hospice has in Marion County. Jennie Halvorsen, Hospice volunteer and member of Joy Lutheran Church, has been instrumental in encouraging the quilting group toward donating to Legacy House. In the past, she has heard patients tell her that the quilts are so special because of the obvious amount of work that goes into their creation. Michelle, one of the Hospice staff nurses, remarked that just because they are handmade and donated the patients feel they are a special gift. She said the some of the patients who enter hospice care early in their disease process can enjoy the quilts even more. She adds that the soft, comforting, eye appealing, warmth of the quilts is therapeutic for these patients. Alice Watts, chief operating officer of Hospice of Marion County, says she is pleased when patients are able to reap the benefits of hospice care early in their disease process and utilize their Medicare benefits. Their goal at hospice is to aggressively pursue comfort for the patient, so they do not give up. The women of the Joyful Hands quilting group, who meet every Wednesday morning, have been makAbove, Jennie Halvorsen, Hospice volunteer, and Georgia Adams, Joyful Hands coordinator, receive a certificate of appreciation for the donation of the quilts to Legacy House. At left, Alice Watts, chief operating officer of Hospice of Marion County, Georgia Adams, Jennie Halvorsen, and Kathy Berning, director of volunteer services for Hospice of Marion County, and Cynthia Woods, clinical coordinator at Legacy House, view the beautiful quilts donated by the Joyful Hands quilting group from Joy Evangelical Lutheran Church.PHOTOS BY NORMAN HALVORSEN Quilts make things bright at Legacy House ing these bright, cheerful and beautiful quilts for many years. Recently they produced 167 quilts. Their works of love are distributed worldwide through the Lutheran World Relief program. They are pleased to be able to brighten the day of the patients in hospice care, locally, and see the joy it brings to the patients as well as the staff. 000AMLF Mon. Thurs. 11 am 8:30 pm Fri. & Sat. 11 am 9:30 pm Closed on Sunday 8602 SW SR 200, 103rd St. Plaza 873-0223 Ocala, Florida 873-0223 873-0223 WED. 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Friday, February 24, 2012 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 16~ Friday, February 24, 2012 www.smcitizen.com TO ADVERTISE HERE CALL TOM OR SUSIE AT 854-3986 Marion Landing certainly appreciates its volunteers, and we show it each month by recognizing residents who have made significant contributions to our community. At the Feb. 7 Tuesday Social, Fran and Dot Abril were presented with the volunteer appreciation award from Board First Vice President Bob Fink. In his presentation, Bob said, This month we are honoring a couple who moved to Marion Landing in April of 1994. They are both members of our Sunshine Committee and have been members of Patrol for 15 years. She is a long-time member of the Quilting Group; he has been a member of Lock Up since 2001. It is my great pleasure to present the Volunteer Recognition Award to Dot and Fran Abril. Their engraved plaque will join the more than 143 other volunteers recognized by the community since 2001, all of which are posted in the Lifestyle Center. Award recipients are chosen from a list of residents who are nominated for the award by their peers. If you would like to nominate a fellow resident for a volunteer recognition award, please forward your recommendation, in writing, to a Board member, member of the Activities Support Committee, or the Activities Director.Sunshine fundraiser tickets on sale nowThe Marion Landing Sunshine Committee will hold its spring fundraiser on Wednesday, March 14, at the Lifestyle PHOTO BY DIANE BRESSFran and Dot Abril receive their Volunteer Recognition Certificate from Board First Vice President Bob Fink. Marion Landing honors its volunteers MARION LANDING D BDiane Bress PLEASESEELANDING, PAGE21 BY PATRICIA A. WOODBURY Special to the CitizenIt has been a few years since the women of the Joyful Hands quilting group from Joy Lutheran Church delivered their quilts to Legacy House, one of the facilities of Hospice of Marion County. So, on Monday, Feb. 6, 16 beautiful handmade quilts were delivered and received with great enthusiasm by the staff at Legacy House. Legacy House opened in 2003 and has staff for 16 patients with a full capacity of 24 beds. It also has 60 volunteers who assist the staff in their work on a daily basis. Legacy House is just one of four patient care facilities that Hospice has in Marion County. Jennie Halvorsen, Hospice volunteer and member of Joy Lutheran Church, has been instrumental in encouraging the quilting group toward donating to Legacy House. In the past, she has heard patients tell her that the quilts are so special because of the obvious amount of work that goes into their creation. Michelle, one of the Hospice staff nurses, remarked that just because they are handmade and donated the patients feel they are a special gift. She said the some of the patients who enter hospice care early in their disease process can enjoy the quilts even more. She adds that the soft, comforting, eye appealing, warmth of the quilts is therapeutic for these patients. Alice Watts, chief operating officer of Hospice of Marion County, says she is pleased when patients are able to reap the benefits of hospice care early in their disease process and utilize their Medicare benefits. Their goal at hospice is to aggressively pursue comfort for the patient, so they do not give up. The women of the Joyful Hands quilting group, who meet every Wednesday morning, have been makAbove, Jennie Halvorsen, Hospice volunteer, and Georgia Adams, Joyful Hands coordinator, receive a certificate of appreciation for the donation of the quilts to Legacy House. At left, Alice Watts, chief operating officer of Hospice of Marion County, Georgia Adams, Jennie Halvorsen, and Kathy Berning, director of volunteer services for Hospice of Marion County, and Cynthia Woods, clinical coordinator at Legacy House, view the beautiful quilts donated by the Joyful Hands quilting group from Joy Evangelical Lutheran Church.PHOTOS BY NORMAN HALVORSEN Quilts make things bright at Legacy House ing these bright, cheerful and beautiful quilts for many years. Recently they produced 167 quilts. Their works of love are distributed worldwide through the Lutheran World Relief program. They are pleased to be able to brighten the day of the patients in hospice care, locally, and see the joy it brings to the patients as well as the staff. 000AMLF Mon. Thurs. 11 am 8:30 pm Fri. & Sat. 11 am 9:30 pm Closed on Sunday 8602 SW SR 200, 103rd St. Plaza 873-0223 Ocala, Florida 873-0223 873-0223 WED. 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Friday, February 24, 2012 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 18~ Friday, February 24, 2012 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 Attend the worship service of your choice... GOOD IN A CRISIS By Margaret OvertonIn mid-life, attractive, successful anesthesiologist Margaret Overton finds herself in a contentious divorce with her faithless, vindictive physician husband Stig. Hers is a cautionary tale but no step-by-step guideline for surviving divorce. Rather, she warns of quick fixes such as dating services like Match.com. After reading the authors battery of Mr. Wrongs youll never look at these happy couples in the TV promos quite the same way again. She has disappointing sex with a few of them and one actually rapes her. Still, over a period of four years she returns time and again to Match.com believing, strangely, that Mr. Right could yet be out there. After a promising start to one or two relationships the men abruptly walk out, providing no explanation. A few dates are faintly comical, like the one with Nigel who does not bathe and sweats profusely. Margaret confesses, After Nigel, I decided to try Match.com again. Makes sense right? There were so many issues I did not want to deal with. Consequently, dating becomes a delaying strategy. What I dont understand is the books blurb that promises a riotous, laugh outloud memoir. Margarets mid-life crisis, as the ironic title suggests, is pathetic, not funny. Following a string of miserable matchups, in a borrowing from the Book of Job Margaret suffers a near fatal brain aneurysm, her best friend suddenly dies, her daughter barely escapes with her life after a skate-boarding accident, her widowed mother starts showing signs of dementia and after years of wrangling with Stig her legal fees top several hundred thousand dollars. The fight heading to trial is largely because after her aneurysm, Margaret can no longer get her own health insurance and must rely on Stig who is reluctant to give it to her. After a trajectory of self-destructive behavior and depression, Overton emerges a stronger woman who takes solace in her career, her daughters, and her friends. She even finds comfort in writing long letters to her closest friend and ally, though now deceased. In the long run her memoir offers no answers but does pose some provocative questions to ask ourselves: So when the moment comes, and everything you depend upon changes, or perhaps someone you love disappears or no longer loves you, must disaster follow? Or will you somehow adapt? Read the classifieds Cautionary tale warns of quick fixes after divorce BOOK MARK P WPat Wellington 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 F EED your soul, S AVOR the richness of J EWISH tradition, Q UENCH your thirst for knowledge & wisdom, T ASTE the flavors of Jewish culture, B E W ELCOMED A S A F AMILY Worship Education Social Action Cemetery Social Choir Sisterhood 000A932 Imagine a place where you can TEMPLE BETH SHALOM is all this and more Erev Shabbat Services Fridays, 8 pm 1109 NE 8th Ave., Ocala, FL www.jewishocala.org Fostering Jewish life in Marion County 854-6446 Temple Beth Shalom of Ocala Reservations for FREE bus 873-3995 Conservative Bible Teaching Traditional Services Sunday Worship at 10 AM ongoing series on the Life of Jesus Christ Community Church 000A9G1 861-7716 Harley Towler, Pastor Graduate of Moody Bible Institute Located one mile west of State Road 200 at 10260 SW 110th Street (turn west across from the entrance to Oak Run) 000A92N 7768 SW Hwy. 200 (352) 237-4633 www.cpcocala.org Welcome to Countryside Presbyterian Church (USA) Sunday Bible Study 9:00 am Sunday Worship 10:30 am Tuesday Bible Study 2:00 pm Nursery Available Pastor Gary O. Marshall Your Spiritual Home Evangelical Lutheran Church joyocala@embarqmail.com Edward Holloway, Pastor 7045 SW 83rd Pl., Ocala (352) 854-4509 Nursery Provided 000A92B Sunday Worship 8:15 am & 11:00 am Wednesday Evening Worship 6:45 pm German Language Worship 1st. Sunday of each month 3:00 pm 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 College Road Baptist Chur ch 5010 SW College Road, Ocala, FL (352) 237-5741 Rev John Downing, Pastor Rev Jef f Rountree, Minister of W o rship Rev Rob Loy Jr ., Student Minister Jason Kaminski, Children s Minister T rina Loy Preschool Director Holding Forth the Word of Life...JESUS Sunday Worship Services 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00 am 9:30 & 11:00 Sunday School 000AI76 Wednesday 6:30 PM Children/Student Ministries 6:30 PM Mid-Week Bible Study www.collegeroad.org 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 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 000AM1T 75 484 484 Exit 341 MARION OAKS COURSE SW 49TH AVE. MARION OAKS PASS MARION OAKS TRAIL 200 484 Thomas Markham, Pastor Phone: 352-237-6950 EVER YONE WELCOME CHRISTIAN LIFE ASSEMBLY SER VICES 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. W ednesday 7:00 p.m. 000AHA4 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 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 W esleyan-Holiness T radition OCALA WEST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE T eaching the Bible as Gods W ord to produce Christ-followers! S undays: Sunday School . . . . . . 9:15 A.M. Morning Worship . . . . 10:30 A.M. Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:00 P.M. Children s Bible Quizzing 6:00 P M. W e dnesday Evenings Adult Bible Study . . . . . 6:00 P M. Pastor Curt Dowling 5884 SW 60th A ve. (Airport Rd.) Ocala, Fl 34477 (352) 861-0755 www .ocalawestnaz.org 000A3PK 9330 SW 105th St., Ocala, FL 34481 854-9550 www .ocalawestumc.com 100th Ave. SW 105th St SW 110th St 484 Marion Oaks Library SW 103 rd St Pi ne R un OTOW 80th Ave. 60th Ave. 49th Ave. Oak Run 200 484 A Place for Y o u... No matter what your age is, no matter wher e Y ou come fr om, no matter who you ar e, Ther e is a place for you at Ocala W e st UMC T r aditional W orship 8:00 & 1 1:00 A.M. Casual & Contemporary 9:30 A.M. Childr en & Y outh Ministries 000AB58 Rev Alan Jef ferson 000AM1C 4800 SW 20th St Ocala, FL 34474 352-237-5611 www.bereanbaptist.net Ber ean Bapt ist Church Independent F undament al Dr Mike Patton Pastor Sunday Bible Study 9:45am Sunday Worship 10:45am & 6:00pm Wednesday Bible Study 7:00pm Assistive Listening System Nursery pr ovided for all services 0009W2W Join us this Sunday at Faith Presbyterian Church, as we worship our great God together! Why should you visit F aith Pr esbyterian Chur ch? Y ou will be greeted by a small but ver y dedicated group of believers. Y ou will experience worship that is reverent (traditional), and Christ centered Y ou will hear expositor y Bible preaching that will strengthen your faith. Sunday School 10 a.m. Mor ning W orship 11 a.m. 415 NE 41 A ve. 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AChiropractic Doctor acquaintance asked when I would be doing some stories about his profession. I told him I have already written several columns on medical doctors; but he persisted and after some manipulation I agreed to do a chiropractic column. Time to get cracking.AdjustmentA man was very skeptical of chiropractors, but when no other treatment seemed to relieve the chronic pain in his back, he decided to give it a try. Before his first appointment, he told the chiropractor of his reservations, but after a few adjustments he felt better than he had in years. What do you think now? the chiropractor asked. Well, the man replied, I guess I stand corrected.Small town patientThere were only two chiropractors in a small town. One day a new patient walked into one of the chiropractors offices. She was horrified by the chiropractors personal appearance. Even though he was young, he was hunched over and walked in an odd shuffling manner. Doctor, said the woman, I have to ask. Whats wrong? Did you get in a car accident or something? No, said the chiropractor, nothing like that. Well what caused your physical condition then? The chiropractor sighed. You know how they always say that in a small town with two barbers, you should go to the barber that has the worst haircut? Joint talkChiropractors are very familiar with hearing back talk. Ive been sitting at my computer chair so much Ive developed a floppy disk. The chiropractors formed a partnership to open their new clinic. It was a joint venture, A chiropractor for pets is known as an animal cracker. Chiropractor school has been much harder than I anticipated, but Im learning to adjust. The psychiatric chiropractor specialized in attitude adjustments. I refused to go to see the chiropractor after my whiplash injury, and I have never looked back since. They make a perfect couple. Hes a chiropractor, and shes a pain in the neck. Old chiropractors never die; they just continue to manipulate. If youre not a chiropractor, get off my back. The chiropractors kept their money in a joint account. Some think a chiropractor is an Egyptian doctor. I make no bones about it. I love my work, said the chiropractor. Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died. Upon examining a new patient and finding the problem, the chiropractor asked, Whats a joint like this doing in a girl like you?BackwardMy friend Malcolm was in a very bad mood, complaining that his back was very painful. I suggested he go to a chiropractor for an adjustment. He took my advice, but a little later, he was in an even worse mood and said his back hurt him even more than before. I had to agree with this Malcolmtent that he was indeed Maladjusted.Fast?Chiropractor: Good morning, Ms. Jones. If youll lie down on the table, we can begin your adjustment. Patient: Thanks, Doctor. And I have to thank you for being so personable about your work. Ive heard that the way to make money as a chiropractor is to run as many people through your office as you can each day, assembly-line style, without giving... Chiropractor (interrupting): Well, if thats all, then I will see you again in a week.A dressing downAt a cocktail party, the lawyer was getting annoyed at the number of people who kept asking for free advice. He asked his doctor friend if he had the same problem. All the time, agreed the doctor. Well, dont you get tired of it? What do you do? asked the lawyer. Theres a very simple solution, and I think it will work for you as well, said the doctor. When they ask for advice, just tell them to undress. Only oneA reporter from a medical journal asked a wellknown doctor, Tell me, Doctor. Youve had a long and distinguished medical career. Have you ever made a mistake? Just one, the doctor sighed. I once cured a millionaire in only three visits. Dick and his wife Jane live in Oak Run. Friday, February 24, 2012 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 14~ Friday, February 24, 2012 www.smcitizen.com ELOISE HOLLYFIELD ejh2025@gmail.comOTOW Softball LeagueThe games played on Wednesday were some of the most exciting games to date! Great Clips increased their lead to two games over the Dr. Dunn team when they squeezed out two runs in the last inning to beat the Wise Way team. The Dr. Dunn team lost to Tee Pee Tire when they held on to beat Dr. Dunn by one run. The Cebert Wealth team was behind all game, just short by one run, when in the last inning they came alive and beat the Florida Eye team by one run. Its still a two team run for the top, for now, but the other teams are starting to improve and hopefully can stay healthy to make their move. None of the teams are out of the picture yet, as we still have until mid-May before its over. Standings Great Clips Angelo 20-8 Dr. Dunn Marty 18-10 Florida Eye Roger 15-13 Tee Pee Tire Ken 11-17 Cebert Wealth Bill 11-17 Wiseway Jimmy 8-20 OTOW softball games getting exciting OTOW HAPPENINGS BY PETER R. PARISI Special to the CitizenAre you interested in finding your families roots? Are you interested in seeing to whom you might be related? Master the Possibilities at On Top Of The World Communities (OTOW) and the OTOW Genealogical Society are offering a full schedule of genealogy classes and presentations during the Winter and Spring Session this year. Classes are open to both residents and nonresidents. The classes begin with George G. Morgans presentation on March 21, Introduction to Genealogy, and end with two presentations by him on May 23, Genealogy: How to Do Everything with Your Genealogy and Genealogy: New Ways to Research Our Roots. George G. Morgan, a well known genealogy author, columnist and speaker throughout the United States and Great Britain, is returning this year to Master the Possibilities for his fourth and fifth series of genealogy presentations. All of the classes and presentations are not only for those who are just getting started or thinking of starting their genealogy research, but also for those seasoned genealogists that want to brush up on their research skills. To sign up for the classes or presentations listed, you may sign up online at http://www.masterthepossibilities.com, by telephone at 352-854-3699 (24 hours a day/7 days a week), or by dropping by at Master the Possibilities Education Center next to Circle Square Commons, 8415 S.W. 80th St., Ocala. Classes are opened to both residents and non-residents. Well be providing information on various offerings each week. The most immediate offering is Introduction to Genealogy Guest Lecturer: George G. Morgan, March 21 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Live Oak Hall. OTOW resident Fee: $10; non-residents fee: $10. We all have to start with our family history research by learning the basics. Genealogy can be an intense and illuminating experience leading to a lifelong passion to learn more and more. This three-hour seminar addresses the essentials of getting started with your research. These include: What is genealogy? Places to conduct research Get to really know your ancestors. Interviewing absolutely everyone. Citing your sources Weighing the evidence Where and how do I start? Types of evidence Types of records Developing the big picture of your ancestors families and their lives. The information you learn in this seminar will provide you with the important information you require to become a really effective researcher into your familys history. Sign up now to reserve a seat at this very informative presentation. Hope to see you there. Geneaology classes offered at Master the Possibilities The Master the Possibilities Center for Lifelong Learning will welcome back Vince Boudreau, Ph.D. as part of its ongoing Visiting Scholars program. Boudreau is Professor of Visiting scholar returning to Master the Possibilities Political Science at City College of New York. He also is the Director of the prestigious Colin Powell Center for Leadership and Service. Just back from meetings in Myanmar (Burma) he will discuss An Unexpected Spring: Why Democracy in Myanmar Just Might Work. He will also discuss the current activities of the Powell Center. This presentation will take place Friday, March 9 at 10:20 to noon in Live Oak Hall located in Circle Square Commons at 3415 S.W. 80th St., Ocala. It is open to the public and there is no charge. You are asked to register online at www.masterthepossibilties.com or by phone 352854-3699. Master the Possibilities is in its seventh year of operation and is dedicated to providing outstanding lifelong learning opportunities to the community. This is the fifth year of the Visiting Scholar program. For details on this and other presentations feel free to call the office 352861-9751. Read the classifieds Some back-breaking jokes about chiropractors PUN ALLEY D FDick Frank 000AMWX Tours Tours Tours Tours Call to make a reservation for a lunch/tour. We would love to share with you what The Bridge Community is all about! We look forward to hearing from you soon. Space is limited, so make your reservations today!!! March Happenings Join us for the following event! THURSDA Y MARCH 8 2:30 PM VETERANS SEMINAR Find out about the Aid & Attendance Pension Benefit availbale to V eterans and their surviving spouses who require assistance with their activities of daily living. Y ou may be eligible to receive a monthly tax-free pension from the V e terans Administration of up to $23,396 per year Presented by Operation:V eteran Aid. Refreshments will be served. Citrus County Craft Council Pr esents their 22nd Annual Crystal River Armory W V enable, Crystal River (Acr oss fr om Home Depot) Free Admission For mor e information, call 352-860-2598. Pr oceeds to benefit Habitat for Humanity Spring Fling Craft Show 000AB26 Fo o d F ood Crafts Crafts R a f f le s R a f f le s Saturday F eb. 25 9 A.M. 3 P .M. GOLF SHOESTORENARROW THRU X-WIDEOr thotic Insoles GOLF SANDAL S2133 SW Hw y 484 Ocala, FL 344 7 39 Miles South of Ocala, 10 Miles Nor th of Wildwood at I-75 Exit 34 1 Behind McDonalds 35 2-2 45-2184 000AMLE Time R ound 2 nd Furniture & Home Decor Consignment 7256 SW 62nd A ve. 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The bloodmobile from Floridas Blood Centers, the only supplier of blood for Marion County medical facilities, will be in the parking lot of Palm Grove on Thursday, March 1, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. You could save up to three lives with one donation since donated blood is separated into three different components given to recipients according to their needs. You will receive a free movie ticket from Fandango and a free game of bowling. Make time to save a life! If you would like to make an appointment go to www.fbcdonor.org and use account number #M1SO. If you would like a registration form to fill out in advance, call Carol Ann Wheeler at 352-873-2964. Be sure to eat and drink plenty of fluids before coming to donate and bring picture ID.Fine Arts ShowYou are invited to the 20th Annual Fine Arts Show tomorrow, Saturday, Feb. 25, from noon to 3 p.m. at Palm Grove. The Art Club of Oak Run, their friends and instructors will display beautiful drawings, paintings and sculpture. There will be free refreshments and the chance to win a lovely enhanced giclee of a pastel by Margarethe Nachbar entitled What! No Cell Phone? Proceeds of the raffle go toward an art scholarship at College of Central Florida.Pancake BreakfastCome get your flapjacks, sausage, juice, coffee or tea tomorrow, Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Orchid Club from 8 to 10 a.m.Upstate New York ClubThe Upstate New York Clubs Swing into Spring party is Monday, March 26, at Palm Grove at 6 p.m. It will be an all-you-can-eat soup and salad bar with all the trimmings. Bring the beverage of your choice. Entertainment will be dance instructor Lon Ligon from Gainesville who will teach a variety of dances. Did you always want to try the contra or a folk dance? If so, this is your chance. If not, just sit back and enjoy the evening. Tickets are $9 for members and $11 for guests. Tickets sales are Saturday. Feb. 25 and March 10 at the Orchid Club from 8 to 10 a.m. Watch your cubby for the flier. For information, contact Donna Anderson or Sandy Mantel.Feline FanciersThe club will meet on Thursday, March 1, at 7 p.m. in the Island Club. The title of the program for the evening is Bits n Pieces. Everyone will contribute something that evening, whatever they wish, about cats, of course. Everyone is to bring something to eat or drink to share with the group. There will be no collection of cat food this month. But, do you know what /67 refers to? The first number is the number of pounds of dry food we contributed to Pet Meals on Wheels after last months meeting and the second number refers to the number of cans of wet food. It just turned out that way. Southern States Club Tampa Bay Downs trip open to allWednesday, March 28, will be a day at the races for the Southern States Club. Join us in our private party suite at Tampa Bay Downs. Ticket sales will be on Thursday, March 1, at the Orchid Club from 9 a.m. to noon. Theres room still available so we have opened this event to all Oak Run residents and their guests. Cost is $40 for members and $45 for guests which includes: a full buffet with two entrees, veggies, salad and dessert, an excellent view of the finish line, a private betting window, entrance to the track along with program, optional reserved stadium seating after lunch, a race named for the Southern States Club and a coach bus including gratuities. Call Bob Canning at 352-854-8015 if you have any questions about the club.My Wild Irish Rose DanceThe Ambassadors will present a dance featuring the Avenue Boys on Saturday, March 17, from 6:30 to 11 p.m. at Palm Grove. The Avenue Boys are a duo consisting of Russ Perkins on saxophone and Joe Gionti on the keyboard. Both also do vocals and harmonize on many of their songs. They play many varieties of dance music. Ticket sales will be Monday, March 5, from 8 to 10 a.m. in the card room of the Orchid Club, and on Tuesday, March 6, from 9 to 10 a.m. in the lobby of the Orchid Club. Cost per person is $6. Make checks payable to ORHA; please, no cash.Garden Club Meeting, Plant Sale and TipsThe next meeting of the Oak Run Garden Club will be on March 7 at 9 a.m. in the Orchid Club. Our guest speaker will be Carolee Carter, Oak Run resident and president of the Ocala African Violet Club. Carolee is an enthusiastic grower of African violets. She will share lots of information and tips on growing these beautiful flowers. The meeting begins at 9 a.m. with coffee and treats by Terri Messerolli and her committee. Peggy Cornish heads the sharing and caring table. Of course there will be the plant raffle and 50-50. Mark March 17 for a great time at the Orchid Club. This is St. Patricks Day and the plant and market sale will be at the club and parking lot. There will be something for everyone! Vendors will be selling plants, shrubs, honey, produce, containers, quilted items, art work and baked goods. Stop at the garden treasures table, the snack bar and the Chinese auction. Since it is St. Patricks Day, the Marion County Sheriffs Bagpipers and an Irish sing-a-long at 10 a.m. are planned. All proceeds benefit the Garden Clubs horticulture scholarship at the College of Central Florida. All programs and meetings are for Oak Run residents and guests. March 15 is the last frost date for Marion County. Its time to fertilize azaleas and camellias which prefer a special type of fertilizer. Trees, shrubs and vines like a balanced mix like 10-10-10. Poinsettias can be planted outside after the 15th. Enjoy the warmer weather as your garden comes alive. See you at the March 17th plant sale!Celebrate International Womens DayOak Run residents Linda Taylor and Pat Callahan are helping organize a free, non-religious program on Thursday, March 8, beginning at 4 p.m. hosted by the Nature Coast Unitarian Universalists to celebrate International Womens Day. Featured will be songs by Mindy Simmons who has been called Floridas chanteuse, a talk by Barbara Simian, an Ocala motivational speaker and music by Patchwork, a female trio. The program will be accompanied by food, drink and other fun. The UN General Assembly proclaimed March 8 as a day dedicated to the worlds women to recog-Friday, February 24, 2012 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 20~ Friday, February 24, 2012 www.smcitizen.com During the last political election cycle, we were promised change, but I have not seen any of it, especially in my pants pocket. Then something wonderful happened. I was taking some mail to the post office and as I got out of my truck, I noticed a penny on the ground. At my age, if I have to bend down I make sure there are at least two or three things to do while I am down there. A single penny just will not do it for me. After all, what can you do with a penny? As I looked at that penny, I saw another penny, then another, then several. By the time I was done, there was a pile of 20 pennies there. Now that is something to bend down for. I know what they say, a penny for your thoughts. Here was 20 pennies and I did not have to think too much about bending down and collecting all 20 and put into my pants pocket. Nothing is quite as melodious as change jingling in my pants pocket. I walked into the post office with my pocket jingling with some spare change. Some may complain that 20 pennies does not really amount to very much. I remember what wise old Benjamin Franklin said, A penny saved is a penny earned. I am not sure what he would say about a penny rescued or even 20 pennies rescued, but I think he would have had something very witty to say about it. The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage would say to me something to the effect that 20 pennies cannot buy a good lunch. Who needs a good lunch when you got 20 pennies jingling in your pants pocket? The better part of wisdom on my part would be to allow these 20 spare pennies be my little secret. A few days after finding this penny cache, my wife made a comment that changed my week. What are you going to do with the extra day this year? I had no idea what she was talking about. Normally, I have no extra days to spare. Even if I happen to catch up on my chores on one day, there are always the next days chores staring me in the face. I was not a Beatles fan but I did understand their one song that talked about eight days a week. I have often thought I might be able to get caught up if there was an extra day in the week. Then, on scrutiny of the facts at hand, my good wife would find something for me to do on that eighth day. Getting back to her extra day question. I had no idea what she was talking about and so I responded with a very sophisticated, huh? What are you going to do with the extra day we have this year? I searched the cobwebs of my memory and could not find anything resembling her comment. She saw the quizzical look on my face, more quizzical than normal, and realized I had no idea what she was talking about. Dont you know we have an extra day this year? I did not know that so I pled with her to explain what she was talking about. I was thinking she was going to give me a day off so I could do nothing, then on second thought I do not believe she would do something like that. Not her! This is leap year and the month of February has 29 days instead of the normal 28. I thought for a moment and understood what she was talking about. I had forgotten this was leap year, which gives us an extra day. Instead of 365 days this year, we will enjoy 366 days. I am not quite sure who arranged this phenomenon but the extra day is tacked on to the end of February. I have often thought it would be great to be born on February 29. That way you only celebrate your birthday every four years. Instead of being 60 years old, I would be 15. Then a very terrible thought rumbled through my mind. I remembered what it was like to be 15. No way in the world would I ever want to be 15 again. Imagine taking 60 years to get to 15 and then staying there for four years. Talk about dragging out your misery? My wife gave me, as usual, some fodder for my thinking. What would I do with an extra day? The more I thought about this the more things I thought I could do on that extra day. By the time I got through thinking about all the things I could do with an extra day I was exhausted and needed to sit down for a cup of coffee. In order for me to satisfy all my proposed projects, I would need at least one extra day a month, and I would not complain about one extra day a week. I really do not think having an extra day is going to make much difference for me. The Bible says, This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it (Psalms 118:24 KJV). Someone said, today is the first day of the rest of my life. And so it is. Enjoy the day you have, is my philosophy of life.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. My Leap Year quandary: Anybody have a day to spare OUT TO PASTOR J SRev. James L. Snyder The Marion County Kidney Foundation, a non-profit organization will host its annual 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run on March 3. The Run/Walk will begin at 8 a.m. followed by the Kids Fun Run at 9:15 a.m. Advance registration is $20 for adults and $10 for ages 18 and younger. The day of the race, registration will be $25 for adults. The event will be at the Baseline Road Florida Greenway Trailhead, 4225 S.E. 58th Ave., Ocala. The Kids Fun Run is a 100-yard dash and is free to youths 10 and under. 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.marioncountykidneyfoundation.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 Court, Ocala, FL 34471. Race teams are strongly encouraged; groups of 5 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 such as KCountry, live music provided by Uncle Mortys Rhythm Cream Band, raffle prizes, vendor booths and kids activities. 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; 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. 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Center. This year, its a St. Patricks Games Party. Play will include any kind of cards or games, such as Bridge, Hand and Foot, Pinochle, Rummikub, Chess and Checkers, and Scrabble, to name a few. A group chooses what they will play when they sign up. The doors will open at 11:30 a.m. for the noon lunch of Reubens, chips and pickles, lemonade, coffee and cake; and the games will begin at 1 p.m. Tickets are $6 each and are on sale now at Tuesday morning socials and in the Activities Office during ticket sale hours. Tickets are limited to 6 per household, said Shirley Pohlers, Sunshine representative; and although full-table registration is recommended, we will do our best to place individual registrants with others. In addition to cards and games, there will be a Chinese auction of items contributed by various Marion Landing artists. Tickets for the Chinese auction are $1 each or 5 for $3. Get ready for an afternoon of fun, but get your tickets early as seating is limited.Landing Lites ConcertMark your calendar for Saturday, March 10, at 7 p.m. Thats the date for the spring Landing Lites Pops Concert, and you wont want to miss this program. Its full of show stoppers, said Concert Director Floyd Hickman. Let Me Entertain You, You Raise Me Up, What a Wonderful World, Moon River and Singin in the Rain are some of the hits that will be performed by the 38-member chorus with featured piano soloist Dominic Muzzi, as well as medleys from My Fair Lady and Oliver. Muzzi accompanies a number of choral groups at West Port High School and has accompanied the Central Florida Master Choir. The program also includes two patriotic numbers and features the Westport Army Junior ROTC Flag and Spin Team under the direction of Col. Harry Good. Tickets for the concert are $5 and are on sale now at Tuesday morning Socials and in the Activities Office during ticket sale hours.Bridge anyone?The popular game of bridge is a favorite in Marion Landing, and the players meet Tuesday afternoon at 12:30 p.m. and Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m. in the Lifestyle Center. All bridge lovers are welcomejust stop by.Bob Ross painting classThe next Bob Ross painting class is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 27 at 9 a.m. The small class size and intimate setting ensures you will receive individual attention from Debbie Blackburn, certified Bob Ross-style painting instructor, who will expertly guide you through painting a beautiful oil seascape, a sample of which is on display in the Activities Office window. Using this quickstudy painting technique, you can learn to paint in only a short time even if you have never painted before. The cost for the class is $35 which includes supplies and instruction, but we ask that you bring your own paper towels. Sign up on the sheet hanging on the Activity Wall; prepayment by cash or check is required. Weave a basket in a dayNew students are always welcome at the monthly basket weaving class which will be held Wednesday, Feb. 29, at 9 a.m. in the Craft Room. Master weaver Sharon Baiardi leads you through the steps to create a beautiful handcrafted basket of your choice in just one day, and youre sure to leave with a beautiful piece. Please sign up in advance on the sheet hanging on the Activity Wall so you can choose your project from the array of baskets Sharon has available.Free luncheon seminarDr. Doug Routledge of Roberts Funeral Homes will host a free informational luncheon seminar on Thursday, March 8, at 11 a.m. in the Lifestyle Center. The topic of this seminar is The Erratic Cycle of Grief and is the second in a series of four topics relating to the funeral process and what you need to know to make you an informed consumer. At this seminar, you will learn the source of grief, its value, how to handle grief, how different people experience grief, and how long it lasts. Dr. Routledge is a gifted speaker who presents this serious information with a sensitive humor that makes this difficult topic more easily handled, and all your questions will be addressed. Please reserve your seat by purchasing a refundable $1 ticket at the Tuesday morning socials or in the Activities Office during regular ticket sale hours. Senior Games signupRegistration for the Marion Landing Senior Games continues throughout February. There are 40 events that will take place from April 9 through 21, culminating in the Breakfast of Champions on Saturday, April 28, at 8 a.m. If you are interested in participating in the Senior Games, please fill out the entry form enclosed in your Senior Games packet and return it, with your entry fee of $10 per participant, at one of the February Tuesday socials or to the Activities Office during regular office hours. You may sign up for as many or as few events as you wish. Join your neighbors in some friendly competition and fellowship, and perhaps you will even bring home an Ed Morgan Fitness award. Travel newsIf you are interested in any of the trips listed below, details are available on the flyers posted on the Travel Board in the Lifestyle Center, or you may call 237-7152 for more information. Trips are open to the general public if space allows. Please note the date change for the trip to Ed Fletchers Early Bird Dinner Theater to see Separate Beds. The trip is now on Saturday, April 28. This is a heartfelt comedy in which two couples navigate through their relationships while on a Caribbean cruise. Tickets are $66 and include round-trip motor coach, hot buffet, all tax and gratuities. Check the flyer posted on the Travel Board for more information. Mark your calendar for May 9 as we travel to Orlando for the Sleuth Mystery Theater and help solve a mystery. Details are still pending, but the cost will be $60 $70 and will include meal, play, transportation as well as gratuities. More information to follow and will be posted on the Travel Board.Diane Bress is Marion Landings Activities Director and an employee of Leland Management, Inc. The Church on the Hill, welcomes the Dunnellon and surrounding communities to join them for all of the services, to fellowship, and to focus on the events leading up to the Last Supper, Christs betrayal, arrest, crucifixion, burial, and finally, His triumphant Easter morning resurrection. For more information contact the church office at 352-489-5881 or visit www.PeaceLutheranOnline.org.Maranatha Baptist ChurchMaranatha Baptist church annual missions conference will be March 25 through April 1. Brother Bernie Rodgers will start the conference by speaking on Faith Promise during Sunday School on March 25 at 9:30 a.m. and during the morning Worship Service at 10:45 a.m. Mark and Sharon Hazen will speak during the 6 p.m. evening services on Benevolent Support Program. Aaron Brindle, Missionary to India will bring the message during the Wednesday, March 28 evening service at 6:45 p.m. On Sunday, April 1, Jesse Parnell and Kenny Evans will speak at the morning Worship Service at 10:45 a.m. Revival scheduled Kenny Evans will begin a Revival on Sunday, April 1, at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Kenny is a Christian evangelical missionary and ordained pastor who brings his messages in song and sermon. He is also a recording artist. On Monday, April 2, Tuesday, April 3 and Wednesday, April 4 evenings beginning at 6:45 p.m., Kenny Evans will speak and sing. One of those evenings will include an "Oldies Concert" centered on the Gospel message. All are invited to attend and be blessed by these powerful messages. Continuing programs for children 1. The AWANA (Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed) program is ongoing and always open to all children from the ages 4 to 18. AWANA is an exciting program of Christian leanrning and games of competition with awards. It is held each Sunday evening from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Church. Pastor C. Michael "Mike" Swingle is the new youth pastor and has planned many activities for young people. 2. The children's choir, J.A.M. (Jesus and Me) invites all children from 1st through 12th grade to participate. Ms. Pat Haas is the director and welcomes the children to choir practice from 5 to 6 p.m. on Sunday evenings at the Church. Ms. Pat teaches the children that it is easy and enjoyable to be part of the J.A.M. choir. Maranatha Baptist Church is at 525 Marion Oaks Trail in Marion Oaks. Please call 352-347-5683 for further information and directions to the Church. The church website is www.maranathabaptistc.org.Temple Bnai DaromPassover will be celebrated by Temple B'nai Darom with a seder conducted by Rabbi Harold Jaye on Friday, April 6 at 6 p.m. The seder will be held at The Elks Club, 702 N.E. 25th Ave., Ocala. All reservations must be received by March 23. For reservations and further information please contact Micki Hirsch at 352-6249563.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. 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. 25: Men's Prayer Group, 8 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 26: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Saturday, March 3: Men's Prayer Group, 8 a.m. Sunday, March 4: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.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 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.Friday, February 24, 2012 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com 12~ Friday, February 24, 2012 www.smcitizen.com RELIGIONCONTINUED FROM PAGE 11 National Pancake Day returns to benefit Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals For the seventh consecutive year, IHOP restaurants nationwide will offer each guest a free short stack of its famous buttermilk pancakes on National Pancake Day in an effort to raise awareness and funds for Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals. For every short stack of buttermilk pancakes served on National Pancake Day, IHOP guests are invited to make a voluntary donation to Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals. Donations made at IHOPs in the Ocala area will benefit the Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals program at Miami Childrens Hospital. IHOP hopes to raise $2.7 million this year, with a goal to bring the total amount of funds raised to more than $10 million. 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with their life changes and none had regrets. According to author Lisa Belkin, these women were not unique. After talking with dozens of professional women over a period of four years, she could not avoid coming to the explosive conclusion that the very women who had succeeded in becoming the professional equals of men were rejecting the workplace. Why? Because they found other parts of life more fulfilling. I can relate to these women. I am a lawyer, and when I was pregnant with my first child I learned that my employer wouldnt give me a part-time schedule; it was all or nothing. I chose nothing. Now I work very part-time, from home. It is a generous arrangement offered by my current employer, and I am a grateful, productive employee (with a grateful husband and children). I give an annual lecture to female law students on this very topic, and what they appreciate most is hearing first-hand accounts of female lawyers who have found their way to happiness without sacrificing their dreams of marriage and family. I do not bring them stories about mothers who are happily working in full-time legal jobs because I dont know any. Perhaps they exist, but in nearly 25 years of being a lawyer Ive never met a single one. Rick Santorums wife is a lawyer, nurse and author. By any objective measure this woman should get the feminist stamp of approval. Yet when she left the workforce to raise their children she faced distain from feminists for choosing family over the firm, for doing it the wrong way. It goes without saying that not everyone can make this kind of choice. The unhappy full-time-lawyer-mothers I know are still at it not by choice but because circumstances compel them. Oddly, two who come to mind are married to schoolteacher husbands. Even where possible, the choice to leave the workforce partially or completely can be hard. It is a huge financial sacrifice to forgo that second salary. There will be fewer vacations, perhaps a smaller house, maybe only one car. And of course there are the cerebral sacrifices. Exchanging the calm of an orderly office for the relative chaos of a child-centered world. The loss of adult society, intellectual stimulation, professional praise. There is much to be said for the life of a full-timer. It is and should remain open to any woman who wants it. But no woman should be disdained for wanting to spend her hours raising her family and running her home. The late Pope John Paul used to speak of the law of the gift that we are made most truly human in the measure in which we go out of ourselves and give ourselves for the sake of others. It is the idea that our happiness, our very fulfillment, lay not in the preservation of self but in the gift of self to others. Some of the Atlanta book club members seemed to agree. This is what I was meant to do at this time, said one lawyer who quit her job to raise her two small children. I know thats very un-p.c., but I like lifes rhythms when Im nurturing a child. Another admitted she really enjoyed the stereotypical role of female/mother/caregiver. To her, the freedom to choose this lifestyle was not a rejection but an affirmation of the feminist impulse. Perhaps even its fulfillment. For 20thcentury feminists, being successful required becoming a man. Maybe 21st-century feminism will let all women define success their own way. Meet Rick Santorum, 21st-century feminist. Cathy Cleaver Ruse, Esq., is Senior Fellow for Legal Studies at the Family Research Council. Friday, February 24, 2012 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 22~ Friday, February 24, 2012 www.smcitizen.com RUSECONTINUED FROM PAGE 10 RELIGION Our Redeemer LutheranOur Redeemer Lutheran Church is conducting mid-week (Wednesday) services at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. The theme is "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 MethodistHoly 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.Peace Lutheran ChurchPeace Lutheran Church at 7201 South Highway 41, just 5 miles north of Dunnellon, is preparing to celebrate the season of Lent which leads to Easter. This year Pastor McKee is using Luthers Catechisms for the midweek and Holy Week theme. The midweek services will be at 7 p.m., and each Wednesday service, will be preceded by a potluck meal at 6:15 p.m. This is an opportunity to learn about Lutheran teachings, and those who have been around the Lutheran church for a while will find this time together to be an excellent refresher. The schedule is as follows: Feb. 29: This I Believe: The Apostles Creed, 1 Corinthians 15:3-8. March 7: Our Father Who Is in Heaven: The Lords Prayer, Matthew 6:9-13. March 14: The Washing of Regeneration: Holy Baptism, Matthew 28:18-20. March 21: We Are Forgiven: The Office of the Keys, John 20:19-23. March 28: We Eat a Holy Supper: The Sacrament of the Altar, Matthew 26:26-28. April 5, Maundy Thursday: On the Night When He Was Betrayed, 1 Corinthians 11:23-32. April 6, Good Friday: It Is Finished, John 19:30. April 8, Easter Sunday: Dont Seek the Living Among the Dead, Luke 24:1-6. The time schedule for Easter Sunday services will be announced later. The family of Peace Lutheran Church, PLEASESEERELIGION, PAGE12 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) The adventurous Aries wont be disappointed with taking on a new challenge, despite some initial misgivings. Look for this move to open other opportunities down the line. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Let that beautiful Bovine smile not only put you at ease, but also show that youre ready, willing and more than able to confound the naysayers around you. A new admirer has important news. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Be careful how you handle a relationship that youre hoping to save. You already have the facts on your side. Avoid weakening your position by embellishing it with unnecessary dramatics. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Taking definitive stands isnt easy for the often-wavering Moon Child. But you not only need to stay with your decision, but also reassure others it was the right thing to do. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) As a proud Lion, youre right to be upset about those who might be lying about you to others. But the best revenge is proving them wrong by succeeding at what you set out to do. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Caution is still advised before making a financial commitment to a promising project. Look for the facts behind the fluff. Devote the weekend to loved ones. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) A Taurus offers comfort and advice as you deal with an upsetting event. Use this as a learning experience that will help you avoid similar problems in the future. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) A romantic situation creates some chaos for single Scorpions. But its well worth the effort to work things out. A trusted friend can offer some helpful advice. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Expect to make new friends as your social circle expands. Also, remember to tell that family member how proud you are of his or her achievements. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) New ventures continue to be favored. And with your self-confidence rising all the time, youll want to see how well you can do with a new challenge. So, go to it. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) This is a good time for the usually seriousminded Aquarian to let loose and enjoy some fun times. Expect to get good news about a workplace issue. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Changed plans might upset some people, but your needs should be respected. Offer explanations when necessary. But dont let yourself be talked into changing your decisions. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a gift for bringing people together. You would make a fine judge or counselor. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. 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BY SHELDON RICHMAN Special to the CitizenAquestion arises from the recent controversy between President Obama and the Catholic Church that aches for an answer: If Catholic institutions have a right to abstain from paying for what morally offends them, why dont the rest of us? The initial Obamacare rule held that all employers, in fulfilling their new legal requirement to provide health insurance to their employees, must include contraception (and other preventive health services) in the coverage at no cost. The Catholic Church teaches that contraception is sinful. The Department of Health and Human Services was willing to exempt churches but not church-operated institutions that pursue a broader mission than religious teaching, such as colleges, hospitals, and charities. This brought protests from Catholic officials, who claim that their religious freedom would be infringed by a mandate that they buy services that they teach are morally abhorrent. As the political controversy mounted, the Obama administration devised an accommodation: those institutions would not have to pay for birth-control coverage; however, their insurers would still have to offer free contraception. Many objections can be raised against this policy. In a society that thinks itself free, how dare the government force employers to provide health insurance? How dare it mandate that coverage include contraception or any particular service? How dare it mandate that any coverage be free? (It cant really be free; the coverage necessarily reduces employees cash wages.) How can contraception use be insurable when it is a chosen act, not the kind of low-probability, high-cost event that insurance was designed to protect against? Is there really a moral difference between forcing a Catholic institution to pay for employee contraception and forcing it to arrange a match between its employees and an insurer that will provide the contraception? These questions are daggers at the heart of Obamacare. But lets leave them aside. What has gone largely unnoticed is that the principle invoked by the Catholic Church and largely endorsed by the public that freedom of religion, as enshrined in the U.S. Constitutions First Amendment, rules out forcing a church to pay for what it regards as morally abhorrent applies beyond this instance. If a Catholic institution should not be forced to pay for contraception because it regards birth control as morally repugnant, why should anyone be forced to pay for what he or she finds morally repugnant? It does no good to say that the First Amendment is about religion. The Constitution and Bill of Rights did not create rights; they acknowledged preexisting rights. Moreover, we are entitled to make reasonable inferences from the framers language, because they could hardly have created an exhaustive list of implications. For example, by specifying the free exercise of religion, the framers cant be construed as intending to exclude atheists from the protection of freedom of conscience. Logic drives us to conclude that government should never compel anyone to act against his or her moral convictions. The good sense of this becomes clear when we get down to particulars. If a Catholic may not be forced to pay for birth control in violation of conscience, why should that Catholic or anyone else be compelled to finance mass murder in violation of conscience? No one can reasonably insist that personal convictions should be disregarded in the case of mass murder. This is no hypothetical speculation. Americans have been forced, without their consultation much less permission to finance mass murder. Its called war, invasion, occupation, and special operations. U.S. military missions in Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, Somalia, and elsewhere have directly or indirectly killed over a million people who never threatened Americans at home. Those missions have ruined the lives of hundreds of thousands more through injury and the destruction of their homes and societies. The president of the United States refuses to take war with Iran off the table ostensibly because the Islamic republic wont end its nuclear-enrichment program although the International Atomic Energy Agency says no weapons are being produced, and U.S. and Israeli officials say no decision to build a weapon has been made. War against Iran would constitute mass murder. The U.S. government should be stopped from engaging in such brutality. But short of that, those with a conscientious objection should be free to opt out of financing these crimes.Sheldon Richman is senior fellow at The Future of Freedom Foundation (www.fff.org). Friday, February 24, 2012 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com 10~ Friday, February 24, 2012 www.smcitizen.com No one should be forced to act against his conscience GUEST COMMENTARY BY CATHY CLEAVER RUSE, ESQ. Special to the CitizenOnly the very brave will try to get between a professional woman and her power suit. Presidential candidate Rick Santorum was accused of just that this weekend when David Gregory of NBC and George Stephanopolous of ABC pressed him about an observation in his book, It Takes a Family, that radical feminists undermine families by telling women that they can find fulfillment only in the workplace. Of course, Santorum was right. Modern feminists tried to write a script that all women were meant to follow to achieve success and utter self-satisfaction. It was careers optimum, husbands optional, conception avoided and the unplanned products thereof aborted. How 20th century of them. That script was rejected a long, long time ago. Hardly had the new century dawned when even the New York Times got the message. In a startling story (because of its location, not content), the Times Magazine profiled several highly-educated, professional women on the upper rungs of the proverbial corporate ladder who decided to get off, stay home and raise their kids (The Opt-Out Revolution, Oct. 26, 2003). The women were members of an Atlanta book club, each with a degree from Princeton and post-graduate degrees from places like Harvard and Columbia. Of the 10 members, half no longer worked at all, one was in business with her husband, one worked part-time, and two freelanced. All expressed deep satisfaction Santorum is right: Women find fulfillment beyond the workplace PLEASESEERUSE, PAGE11 nize the contribution of women to strengthening international peace and security. Come hear the speaker, enjoy the music. (Come early for snacks!) The years sub-theme is Connecting Girls, Inspiring Futures. The Nature Coast Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is located at 7633 N. Florida Ave., Citrus Springs, just north/west of the Holder light. For information call 352-465-4225 or go to naturecoastuu.org. Everyone is invited at no charge. Little Theatre Sex Please Were SixtyLittle Theatres membership continues to grow and it is sad to hear that many of the long-standing clubs in Oak Run are folding. The activities in the community are what has made this a great place to live and we wonder what has happened to us! Togetherness and group activities are what keep us young at heart even as we grow old. Come on people get with the program, have fun, live a little. The average age of cast members in our show is over 72 but youd never know it if you came to one of our rehearsals. We are not just young at heart, we are young because we are active. Old is a frame of mind; kick up your heels; enjoy life. This is what makes our current play something you must come and see. Sex Please Were Sixty is not about sex, its about laughing and enjoying life. Do yourself a favor, buy a ticket, treat yourself to a meaningful night out. Theres nothing much worth watching on TV anyway. Our dinner theatre is a must do; youll have ball, a great meal, a great show and if you were to go to one of the other venues around the area youd pay twice the price and travel twice as far for half the fun. Call Diane Schmidt at 352-873-7243 for one of the few remaining tables. Youll be glad you did. If you cant get tickets for the dinner show, call Linda Noel at 352-873-9908 for tickets one of the other three shows.OR Quilters Marion County QuiltYes, its nearly finished. The last minute touches are being added to this year-long project. Hopefully it will soon be on display at Oak Run and then travel to various sites around Marion County so other residents of the area can enjoy seeing our interpretation of all that Marion County has to offer visitors and natives alike. The large wall hanging has a map of the county in the center and its surrounded by hand made blocks representing everything from our parks to community activities and so much more. Techniques used to make the blocks vary from applique, thread painting, piecing and other landscape quilting skills. The quilt itself is both hand quilted and machine quilted. Just about everyone in the Quilt Club took part in this project over the past year. For more information about the quilt please contact Patti Schwartz or Dori Sullivan. Oak Run Travel Please mark your calendars for the April 7 meeting for the passengers who will be traveling on the Emerald Princess cruise on April 26. This documentation meeting will be held in the Orchid Club starting at 1 p.m. Bus assignments, cruise documents, airline tickets and other information will be distributed. At least one person from each group travelling together should attend. Please call Bob Kocher if you are unable to be there so we can arrange to get your documents to you before we leave on April 26. Speaking of cruises, there are still a few cabins for the Oct. 27 through Nov. 3, 2012, cruise out of Port Canaveral to Cozumel, Belize, Mahogany Bay, Costa Maya, and back to Port Canaveral. Call John Casabianca for more information and to reserve your cabin. John Cababianca has also just booked a cruise on Royal Caribbeans awe-inspiring Allure of the Seas for March 3 to 10, 2013. You can explore seven distinct neighborhoods on the ship filled with awesome new features like the first Starbucks at sea, Broadway hit musical Chicago in the main theater, the classic carousel on the boardwalk, and the aerial acrobats in the Aqua Theater. Call John to reserve your cabin.Royal Oaks Womens 18 Hole GolfOn Tuesday, Feb. 14, we had our annual Valentines Day Tournament. The game was best ball of each two-player team. The winners were: First Flight: 1st place Pat and Dick Blackburn, 2nd place Judie and Jim Lavdas, 3rd place Patty and Bill Dougherty; Second Flight: 1st place Bev Matejicek and B.J. Lassiter, 2nd place Nancy Lefebvre and Janet Tully, 3rd place Sylvia and Dom Zappia; Third Flight: 1st place Kathy and Steve Kollar, 2nd place Mary Kay and Ken Frandsen, 3rd place Sally and A.B. Crass. That evening we had a dinnerdance at the Palm Grove Club. The wonderful food and dance music capped a fun day spent with our Valentines.Royal Oaks Lady NinersOur annual Sweetheart Tournament was a great success thanks to our committee, Vicki Ellin, Judy Barmore, Brenda Raider, Diana Schmidt, Carolee Riola, Roe Stover and Ilene Simnowitz. We played a Texas scramble with 42 couples. The first winning team was Vange Bell, Jeanne Konicki Sam Timmermeyer and BJ Lassiter. The team in second place was Elsa Berbig, Dick Berbig, Carolee Riola and Bill Riola. The third place team was Beverly Matejicek, Jerry Matejicek, Bette Johnson and Clint Johnson. Closest to the pin for the ladies was Brenda Raider and for the men, Bruce Drake. Closest to the line was Bob Kocher. The decorations on the dinner tables were beautiful, we had a lot of fun with the games and most of all the weather was great. A good time was had by all. Royal Oaks Mens GolfFebruary 17 was a cool, cloudy, and sometimes misty morning, but the more hardy souls turned out for the game. Perhaps the low participation was due not only to the ongoing match tournament, but also the game, which limited each player to only 4 clubs, no more! However, a good time was had by all, and doing something other than the usual game was interesting. The winner with a score of 202 was the team of Emmet Dowling, Ken Frandsen, Steve Szabo, and Ray Hagerman. Second with a score of 203 were Dale Wurzburger, Ron Kowalewski, and Larry Soine. Tied for third with 205 were the team of Ron Catapano, Fred West, and Jim Kennedy and the team of Charlie Elder, Jan Flickinger, Old Tom Morris, and Mike Madill. Closest to the pin on the par threes were Ken Frandsen, Steve Szabo, and Paul Colatruglio. Next week we hope to report the results of the Match Play Tournament.Mr. Codys CornerI was looking over moms shoulder as she put together todays column and one article struck me not only for its important information but also for its wisdom. Go back and reread Frank Porterfields Little Theatre item. You will find out how to get tickets for their great spring production, Sex Please Were Sixty, and you will also get some sound philosophical advice. 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. 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Friday, February 24, 2012 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 24~ Friday, February 24, 2012 www.smcitizen.com GUEST COMMENTARY BY RICH LOWRY Special to the CitizenFirst they come for the alcohol, then for the tobacco, then for your sugar. When the day arrives when you have to undergo a background check and endure a three-day waiting period to enter a Dunkin Donuts, you can trace it back to this moment. Namely the publication in the journal Nature of an article calling for regulating sugar as a health hazard, although stopping far short of all-out prohibition (that would be too extreme). One of the authors is Robert Lustig of the University of California, San Francisco, who hopes to be to the consumption of sugary beverages and foods what William Wilberforce was to the slave trade. He is not given to understatement. In a video discussion with his co-authors, he says that thanks to sugar and its contribution to chronic noncommunicable diseases like heart disease and diabetes, we are in the midst of the biggest public health crisis in the history of the world. Bigger than the bubonic plague that killed off about half the population of Europe in the 14th century? Bigger than the 1918 flu pandemic that killed as many as 50 million people? As soon as Coca-Cola becomes so toxic that it wipes out a large proportion of the worlds population and influences the course of civilization, well then, Lustig has a case. There is a vigorous debate among researchers about how harmful sugar is, and Lustig as you might imagine takes the dire view. This fuels his push for gentle supply side control strategies to limit the intake of sugar, including taxation, distribution controls, age limits. They muse about zoning ordinances to control the number of fast-food outlets and convenience stores in low-income communities, and especially around schools. Ive always thought soda is bad for you, not from studying the data, but because my mom wouldnt let us have it in the house when we were kids. Which settled the issue rather nicely no taxes, no zoning ordinances. As it turns out, research shows the power of engaged parents. A study published in Pediatrics in 2010 found that if children ate dinner with their families, got about 10 hours of sleep a night and watched two hours or less of TV on weeknights, they had a lower risk of obesity. The mindset of the Robert Lustigs of the world is that we cant trust parents or individuals to make sound choices. They dont consider it public health, he scolds in the video, referring to opponents of a government anti-sugar campaign, they consider it personal responsibility. But if what you choose to eat and drink is no longer considered the province of personal responsibility, what is left? If this all seems good for yuks, just wait 10 years. Before its over, the offending food and beverage companies the sugar merchants, as a journalist sympathetic to Lustigs case puts it could well be as beaten-down as the tobacco companies. The predicate is there for making Little Debbie, despite her wholesome red curls and cheery slogan (Unwrap a Smile), into the moral equivalent of a drug pusher. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.(c) 2012 by King Features Synd., Inc. Watch out for cupcake cops and their attack on sugar Read the classifieds FAMILY FEATURES One of the best ways to get more of natures healthiest superfoods into your daily diet is to think frozen. Frozen fruits and vegetables retain their nutritional value just as well as fresh. And when it comes to taste, one superfood is a freezer superstar: Wild Blueberries. These delicious little blue powerhouses have superior antioxidant capacity com pared with other fruits and veggies and theyre available year-round in your grocers freezer. Stock up and turn your own freezer into a daily source of healthpromoting superfood. Studies show that Wild Blueberries may help combat cancer, heart disease and the effects of aging. Brain benefits include:Improving motor skills Reversing short-term memory loss Theres no real secret to eating healthy. Just have a ready supply of Wild Blueberries in your freezer so you can enjoy these delicious recipes any time, in any season. Get more wildly healthy recipes at www.wildblueberries.com. Wild Blueberries grow naturally in the fields and barrens of Maine and Canada, and are fresh frozen at the peak of their antioxi dant power. Youll find them in your grocers frozen food section theyre easy and affordable all year-round.Sweet Wild Blueberry Omelet Rolls Serves 4 2 cups frozen Wild Blueberries, thawed 1/2 cup Wild Blueberry jam 8 eggs 2 tablespoons light cream 4 tablespoons sugar 1 tablespoon flour 2 tablespoons butter 1 ounce chopped pistachio Powdered sugar Mint leaves In small bowl, mix Wild Blueberries with Wild Blueberry jam to bind. In a second bowl, beat eggs with cream, sugar and flour. Place a 12-inch frying pan over medium heat and melt 1 tablespoon butter. Add half of the egg mixture and turn down heat in order to slowly cook eggs. Flip over the omelet. Place omelet on a plate, scatter half the Wild Blueberries on it and roll it up. Prepare a second omelet from remaining butter, egg cream and Wild Blueberries. Cut omelets into pieces and sprinkle with pistachio and powdered sugar. Garnish with mint leaves as desired. Nutritional Information per Serving: 410 calories, 18g fat, 170mg sodium, 53g carbohydrates, 1g fiber, 13g proteinWild Blueberry Coconut Smoothie Serves 4 3 cups frozen Wild Blueberries 4 tablespoons brown sugar 1 piece of fresh ginger (walnut-size), peeled and grated 13 ounces canned coconut milk, divided 1 teaspoon toasted, grated coconut, for garnish Blend Wild Blueberries, brown sugar, ginger and 6 ounces coconut milk in blender until frothy. Pour remaining coconut milk into four glasses and slowly add Wild Blueberry mixture to each. Stir gently with a spoon to get a marbled white and blue look. Garnish with toasted coconut. Nutritional Information per Serving: 280 calories, 20g fat, 15mg sodium, 29g carbohydrates, 5g fiber, 2g proteinTandoori Chicken Sticks with Wild Blueberry Fig SauceServes 4 as entre or 12 as an appetizer 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast 1 package Tandoori Tikka or Tandoori Chicken marinade 1/2 cup low-fat, plain yogurt 2/3 cup frozen Wild Blueberries 1/2 cup Wild Blueberry jam 1/2 cup chopped fresh figs (or substitute pears) 1/2 teaspoon orange zest 2/3 cup cooked red lentils 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1/4 teaspoon powdered coriander 1 tablespoon oil or cooking spray Skewers Chop chicken into bite-sized chunks. Stir together Tandoori Tikka and yogurt in medium bowl and add chicken. Cover and let marinate for at least 1 hour. Sauce: Stir together Wild Blueberries and jam in a small saucepan. Rinse and chop figs. Add figs and orange zest. Cook sauce stirring until it just comes to a simmer. Remove from heat, cool slightly. 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Friday, February 24, 2012 ~ 25 www.smcitizen.com The pull of gravity, spin of our planet, or trips around the sun may cause the U.S. Supreme Court to render occasional decisions with predictable long-term unintended consequences. One such decision was Dred Scott in 1857. As you recall from high school history, Dred Scott was a slave owned by Peter Blow, who sold him to John Emerson, an army doctor. Emerson was posted to several states, including Missouri, where slavery was illegal and slaves were permitted to purchase their freedom. When Scotts offer of the $300 freedom fee was rejected, he sued. Four years and several courts later, the Supreme Court, with five justices who had been slave owners, decided that slaves were neither people nor citizens of any state. In his house-divided speech in 1858, Abraham Lincoln predicted the Dred Scott decision would lead to war. It did, nearly destroying the nation. Roe v. Wade in 1973 was another decision influenced by the spins and pulls of planet earth. Youll recall that Roe sued the State of Texas for violating her right to an abortion. None of several courts was brave enough to play the coward card duck the tricky case by declaring it moot. Case dismissed because Roe was no longer pregnant. Instead the Court declared that Roe and every female have a right to abortion until the unborn is viable outside the womb. After rummaging the constitution for a reason, the Court decided abortion must be a privacy right, implied but not stated in the due process clause of the fourteenth amendment. A more recent dizzying decision was the case of Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission. The Court said government has no authority to restrict the right of corporations to express themselves in elections, provided money isnt given directly to candidates as campaign contributions a distinction without a difference. Corporations are no longer artificial persons created by statutes. In Citizens United five justices said corporations are real people who can exercise their voices to influence elections. We consider the finding asinine. What voices? Will stockholders be asked for their opinions on candidates and issues? Not likely. Modern corporations are run for the enrichment of executives and their hand-picked directors. Corporation managers will now get two votes, one at work and the other at the polls. By a power not vested in the Supreme Court the Super Pac (political action committee) was born. In an outbreak of naivet five justices convinced themselves that Super Pacs would be independent from campaign committees and would not lead to political corruption. Pretenses of Super Pac independence from candidates and campaign committees evaporated quickly in recent presidential primaries. What next? The Super Pac decision wont start a civil war or encourage more abortions, but the Court has created another monster which could influence elections all the way down to county clerks. Despite its high level of legal learning, our Supreme Court seems permanently baffled by the law of unintended consequences. www.smcitizen.com 8~ Friday, February 24, 2012 Last week was very busy for me. I spent a lot of time doing the paperwork involved in filing for an injunction against myself. Thats right, Im suing me. Its all because some of our government officials seem to forget the first three words of the preamble to the U.S. Constitution; you know, the words We the people. This kind of thing happens when officials ignore the fact that we, the people, are the government not them. This is a government, as Abe Lincoln said at Gettysburg, of the people, by the people, for the people and shall not perish from the earth. Unfortunately, last week it perished in Ocala. The trigger for this is a schools vs. city dispute over utility deposits. The city wants them from the schools; the schools say they dont have to pay. Last week it was revealed that the city threatened to disconnect city utilities, which includes water and electric, from 23 schools and various school offices that use city facilities. That prompted the board to file for an injunction against the city. No, no, no, says the city. We wont shut down any schools, just the offices. First, thats not very comforting, since the offices control the schools, in some cases providing access to computers, and second, why did they list the schools in the threatening letter? Those of us who happen to live in the city of Ocala pay school taxes to Marion County and pay city taxes to Ocala. So, in effect, we are suing ourselves for demanding a deposit from ourselves. What a colossal waste of time, effort and money this entire dispute has caused. Personally, my school side is winning over my city side. One of the reasons for a utility deposit is to make sure the person posting the deposit is good for the bill. In fact, in one of my utilities, I believe its the phone, I dont have to pay a deposit, because over the years Ive always paid my bills on time. Just where does the city think the School Board is going to go? Is it going to shut down and disappear in the middle of the night, running out on its debts? So why should the city require a deposit from the schools? There was a court hearing on Monday, and a judge ordered the city not to cut off the utilities. But its more complicated than that, and the issue is definitely not settled. And, just the fact that it was brought up at all is very disconcerting. At its next meeting, the City Council should ask for a show of hands from its audience: How many of you also pay School Board taxes? It should be unanimous, unless there are some out-of-county residents there. That show of hands should send a message to the city: Stop demanding that I pay myself a deposit. After all, I might win in court or I might lose or both.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. If you wanted to see the worst in American teenagers last week, you only needed to go as far as Gainesville High School. Two girls posted a pair of videos on a social networking site that were the most disgusting things you would ever want to see from kids. The first one had been pulled by the time most people had heard of it, but the second one was still available last weekend. It was a 13minute racially charged rant against black people. One of the mothers of one of the children viewed part of the video and said she couldnt believe it. She was visibly upset, according to reports, and has taken away all Internet privileges of her daughter. The girls criticized blacks for the use of welfare, for getting pregnant, for the way they talk, and many other things. They also criticized them for their lack of graduation rate, which was ironic, because after all the publicity, the two girls were forced to withdraw from school because of threats against them. They also spent much of the time on the video giving nasty answers to those who had written them after their first performance, using every four-letter word in the book. Gainesville High officials said that the girls were not representative of the students at the large Alachua County school, but thats what you would expect them to say. The biggest concern we have is that there are others, maybe many others, who feel the way these girls do, and some of those might even be here in Marion County. Racism doesnt know county boundaries, especially with the social networks that are available to students nowadays. That means that school officials and teachers have to be alert to this sort of thing, and stop it before it gets going. Our teenagers should be better educated than these two Gainesville students about the progress of race relations. The videos have been pulled from the social networking site, but if you feel you must see the second one, it was still on a site called WorldStarhiphop.com this past weekend. Just search for the word rant. But a warning. Dont watch it with young children in the room, and dont watch it if you are sensitive to racial and vulgar remarks. For the most part, we wish we hadnt seen it, although editorially we felt we had to, so we would know what we were writing about. Its actually a little sad to see what some of our teenagers have come to. Lets make sure we dont allow any others to perform this sort of thing. S UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY A disgusting look at a pair of teens Getting ready for court: Im suing me Jim Flynn Columnist LETTER TO THE EDITOR Baffled by law of unintended consequences Jim Clark Editor READER OPINIONS INVITED Discipline and respectYour article about entertainment and that piece by Wayne Rackley on discipline and respect, said it all. Today, much too often we blame others for our own faults. Instead of passing the buck we should look into the mirror. Not only that, but society over the last two decades or more has seen a decline in moral values. Having babies out of wedlock for young people is now the norm not the exception. Yes! This leads to a one parentmother's upbringing with the father or even fathers no where to be found. A never ending welfare cycle with love, caring and discipline taking a back seat. Sad but true! Bob Cronin Oak Run. Please go to www.smcitizen.com to answer our poll question This week: Who do you favor for the Republican presidential nomination? 000AMWO

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Friday, February 24, 2012 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 26~ Friday, February 24, 2012 www.smcitizen.com the Citizen Maintain the health of your business Advertise in 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 beautiful pipe organ at Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Ocala. The program will include works by David German, J.S. Bach, Csar Franck, Olivier Messiaen, Johann Pachelbel, Derek Bourgeois, and John Weaver. Some of the students are organ majors while others are doubling majors or minors in music with mechanical and aerospace engineering or linguistics. Their professor, Dr. Laura Ellis, presented a concert for Ocala AGO last November. Admission to the concert is free but a free-will offering will be taken. The American Guild of Organists is an organization with a national membership of over 20,000. Visit their website at www.agohq.org. For further information, call 352-537-0207.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 Sheriff's 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.Sunday, June 3 Vendors sought for Blueberry FestivalCraft vendors are being sought for the first Blueberry Festival in Ocala to benefit Sheltering Hands Rescue. The event will be Sunday, June 3, at Ramada Inn, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Ocala. Vendor fee is $20 inside space, $15/outside. The deadline for applications is April 16. There will be prizes, a baking contest, fresh blueberries, 50/50 raffle, and food. Please call 352-291-1962 for applications and/or more information. There is no typical day in this job, says Heidi. I care for people from all walks of life and help with their individual needs. It is never dull. In one extraordinary situation, Heidi encountered a patient whose disease had altered his state of mind and behavior, causing him to become violent and verbally abusive. For five hours one day, Tarnowski patiently worked with the patient to properly medicate him for symptom management and eventually transfer him to a hospice house, where he could receive 24-hour care. Heidi offered emotional support to his distraught wife, reassuring her it was the disease, not her husband that was causing the behavior. She did not want this wifes last memories of her husband to be of a violent man she hardly recognized. I am happy to be a part of this organization and supporting the mission for quality in the lives of our patients who are living while they are dying, says Heidi. I love helping people with their needs during this time of transition. HOSPICECONTINUED FROM PAGE 6 Heidi Tarnowski More than 10,000 Marion County residents and their caregivers wake-up every day struggling to cope with Alzheimers disease. Alzheimers has become more prevalent over the past several years and it continues to grow. The number of people living with Alzheimers disease will only continue to grow as our population ages. On Tuesday, March 27, the Alzheimers Association is hosting a symposium at the Circle Square Cultural Center at On Top of the World starting at 8:30 a.m. for professionals and family caregivers who support those living with Alzheimers. The symposium will focus on the culture of aging. During the all-day event, registrants will learn about the most recent research developments and new methods in providing and caring for people living with the disease. Continuing Education Credits are available. Research is advancing all the time and there are new methods for helping those with Alzheimers being developed, said Brandy Gregg, Board Member, Alzheimers AssociationCentral and North Florida Chapter. For professionals and family caregivers who are new to dealing with the disease or for those who are more seasoned, this symposium offers an opportunity to connect with others and to get updated and refreshed on caring for those living with the disease. The event is $35 with an additional $30 for nurses and certified nurses assistants who need CEUs. Register before March 1 to save $10. Admission includes continental breakfast, lunch, sessions, breaks and exhibits. The event starts at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m. The event will have breakout sessions covering behaviors, communications, activities, research, financial programs and other Alzheimer-related topics. To register for the event, please visit http://www.alz.org/cnfl or call 800-2723900. 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Rich Hurley was the game host for another rousing game of trivia last Wednesday evening at Cherrywood. The teams came out, registered, and tried their best to answer questions about presidents; vice presidents and the White House. Rich came up with some great questions and informative answers. Everyone was surprised at how much they thought they knew and how much they actually knew. Occasional murmurs were heard at the various tables as the teams huddled together and laughter rang out as many of the answers were more comical than factual. An example was the question, What song do they play when the vice president comes out on stage? One team answered, Send in the Clowns. There were several ties for second and third place so all the teams were pretty evenly matched but one team stood out. Carolyn and Fran Mullen; Judy and Jim Durst came in first with a score to be proud of, at least until next month. Then, we, the other teams, will have a chance at revenge. Congratulations to the winners. Monthly trivia is a real treat for everyone concerned so if you havent tried it yet, reserve the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Come to the Clubhouse and spend some time teasing your brain and sharing good times with friends and neighbors. Where else can you have this much fun for just a dollar per person?Caribbean Cruise TicketsThe Veterans Club Caribbean cruise raffle is still in progress. Win a three-day trip to the Bahamas on Royal Caribbean Cruise lines. Port fees, taxes and gratuities are included not to mention an extra hundred dollars in spending money. Tickets are just $10 each or three for $20 for the raffle that will be held on Memorial Day. Not only do you not have to be present to win, you dont even have to be a Cherrywood resident to purchase tickets and be a winner. See Geri in the office or ask any member of the Veterans Club and they will make sure you get all the tickets you want.Bocce BallEvery Saturday at 7 p.m., come on up to the Bocce Ball courts behind the Clubhouse and enjoy a great time and some friendly competition. Bring refreshments of your choice and join in the fun of this great game or just sit back and relax or cheer on your favorites. Cherrywood residents always enjoy the fellowship and lighthearted banter that takes place on Bocce Ball nights. When the temperature dips below 50 degrees, the players and spectators retreat to the Clubhouse to warm up beside the beautiful fireplace. What could be better than sharing an evening with friends, neighbors and family? Check out Cherrywood Bocce Ball nights, youll be happy you did.Oil PaintingThe third Friday of the month from 8:30 until 11:30 a.m. the Clubhouse at Cherrywood becomes an art studio. Easels and brushes, knives and tubes of oil paints are put out and students gather to explore their creative talents. Under the tutorship of Debbie Blackburn, students learn techniques and styles, color combinations and brush strokes while they create beautiful works of art. The students are eager to learn and Debbie is a capable and knowledgeable instructor so their personalities blend to make a harmonious atmosphere of shared talents. Even if you have never tried to paint before, you will find this art class an informative and exhilarating experience. One of the biggest joys I get from teaching is watching the look on my students faces when they complete a painting, Debbie confided. She further stated that painting is not just art it is a kind of therapy too because it takes total concentration when working on a picture. Debbie is a certified instructor from the Bob Ross School and has been teaching for more than a decade. She also teaches at Munroe Regional Medical Center for the Prestige 55 group. Energetic, personable and enthusiastic, Debbie brings a joy to teaching others that is contagious and inspiring. Saturday, March 10 Chili supper and bake saleSister Concepta, who founded and oversees Brother Keeper's 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.Women's Spring BreakTake a break with the Women's Ministries of Christ's Church of Marion County on Saturday, March 10 at 9 a.m. and enjoy guest speaker Gaye Martin. Gaye's topics will include "Some Have It Some Don't," "Significant Signatures" and "Running the Race." The day will include a continental breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack. A love offering will be taken. For additional information contact Sharon Lombardo, 352-307-5101 or info@ccomc.org. Christ's Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., off State Road 200, Ocala. Phone 352-861-6182, website is www.ccomc.org.Sunday, March 11 Mezzo-soprano and pianist to performThe next Sunday Afternoon Arts at Countryside will take place on Sunday, March 11 at 3 p.m. in the sanctuary of Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. Highway 200, Ocala. Megan Thompson, mezzo-soprano, and Donna Topp, pianist, will present Our Nations Story: A Musical Review. They will perform works by popular American composers including Gershwin, Bernstein, Joplin, Barber and Weill as well as Broadway and Disney favorites. The diversity of the music guarantees something for everyone. Megan Thompson graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Music from Stetson University. While there she performed in several operas, competitions and solo recitals. She has appeared in many Ocala Civic Theatre productions including The Mikado. She is a soloist with the Central Florida Master Choir. Donna Dantz Topp graduated Cum Laude in music and psychology from Heidelberg University. She received her Masters from the State University of New York with further piano studies at the Eastman School of Music, Roberts Wesleyan College and Columbia University. While living in Rochester, Mississippi, Topp ran a private keyboard studio as well as being director of music, organist and choir director at several area churches. Since moving to Ocala she has been the accompanist for the Marion Civic Chorale, founded and directed the Oak Run Choraliers as well as substituting for many churches in the area. The public is invited. Admission is free but donations will be appreciated. For further information, call the church office at 352237-4633.Tuesday, March 13 Ocala Open Golf TourneyA Charity Pro-Am event kicks off the Ocala Open on Tues., March 13, 2012 at Candler Hills Golf Club. Proceeds from the event benefit Hospice of Marion County and Interfaith Emergency Services. Start the day with breakfast then select a tee gift at the Nike tent. Participants will warm-up next to pros who will be vying for Ocala Open honors; play golf with the pro and get a few pointers on your own game. The day concludes with the Champions Roundup Barbecue and Awards Luncheon. For more information, call 352-861-9712 or 352-8542765.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 17 Green Thumb plant show, sale setSpring is around the corner and plans for the 5th annual Green Thumb Plant Show and Sale are under way for the event that's a local favorite which happens to fall on St. Patricks Day this year, Saturday, March 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Dunnellon. Vendors selling orchids, trees, shrubs, native plants, soil enhancers, yard art, woody ornamentals, palms, roses and a variety of flowering plants will line the lawns of the historic village of Dunnellon, home of the shopping district known for its festivals and events. For booth space or more information, please contact Nancy at 352-208-6789.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 March 17. We will meet at 11:30 a.m. at the Ocala Hilton, 3600 S.W. 36th Ave. in Ocala. The menu will be corn beef and cabbage, boiled potatoes, vegetables, salad, coffee and dessert. The entertainment will be Harry Chambers on the keyboard. The cost is $16 per person. Reservations and payment must be made in advance. Payment must be received by Wednesday the 14th of March. Checks to be made out to Don Clauson and mailed to Don Clauson, 5901 S.W. 86th Place, Ocala, FL 34476. For further details call Don Clauson 352-861-1235 or Terry Rasmussen 352347-8362. Thursday, March 22 Food for Thought at Our RedeemerA "Food for Thought Luncheon" will take place at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 5200 S.W. State Road 200, on Thursday, March 22 at 11:30 a.m. The Speaker will be Joyce Semelka MS, RD. She will speak on medical nutrition self management. RSVP to reserve a seat to 352368-4028.Ocala Lions to collect items for Fisher HouseOn Saturday, March 24, the Ocala Lions Club will collect donations and personal care items to be given to the Fisher House Foundation in Tampa, Florida for families of veterans or military personnel who are being treated at a nearby military or VA medical facility. The event will be at the Big Lots store, 8600 S.W. State Road 200 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Fisher House, founded in 1990 by Zachary Fisher, provides a home-like facility for families to stay for brief periods of time in order to be near their loved ones undergoing medical treatment. Personal care items, such as shampoo or tooth paste/brushes, tissues, paper plates, paper cups and plastic food storage containers or bags are needed to help families needing to stay at Fisher House during this difficult time. Items may be purchased at Big Lots and monetary donations will be accepted. For further information about Fisher House, call (813) 910-3000 or contact Bill Thomas at 352-291-2600 about the event.Friday, February 24, 2012 ~ 27 www.smcitizen.com 711190 M AINTAIN THE H EALTH OF Y OUR B USINESS Advertise in 6~ Friday, February 24, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Hospice honors employeeThe annual Employee Excellence Awards held Jan. 28 recognized 12 outstanding employees, from volunteer services to clinical staff. All the nominees were heralded for their above and beyond service to hospice patients and fellow co-workers. At evenings end, the 2011 winner was announced: Heidi Tarnowski, RN, a seasoned nurse whose reputation as a trooper is well known among her peers. Tarnowski was introduced to nursing when she was on the receiving end of care at only 17. Seriously injured in a car accident, that experience inspired her to become the best nurse possible with the most challenging cases. After earning an RN at Inver Hills College in Minneapolis, she practiced in a variety of venues, including 10 years with disabled adults in a group home and later as a charge nurse with the VA. In 2008, the Tarnowski family relocated to Ocala and Hospice of Marion County was fortunate to hire her as a field nurse. PLEASESEEHOSPICE, PAGE7 More winners at trivia CHERRYWOOD ESTATES J EJohn Everlove Trivia Winners Jim and Judy Durst, Fran and Carolyn Mullen. 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Saturday, March 3 Chess Club to meetThe chess club that formed at the Freedom Public Library meets the first Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grab your board and chess pieces and come on down. Interested persons are invited to attend for a rousing game of chess. Its your move! For more information, call Ron at 352873-2276.Concert at First CongregationalThe Southern Express 18-piece Big Band will be performing at First Congregational United Church of Christ on Saturday, March 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. Refreshments will be served following the program. Donation: $10 per person. Call the church office at 352-237-3035 for tickets Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (7171 SW State Road 200).Elks gear up for Army of HopeFinal plans are being made for the second annual Army of Hope, an afternoon of fun for the while family on Saturday, March 3. Starting at noon, the day's events planned for outside the front of the Elks lodge on Northeast 25th Avenue include clowns, face-painting, child ID program, bounce house, static military and law enforcement displays, plus two special highlights: a war bird flyover and a huge display of vintage Corvettes. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children under 10 and that includes a big lunch and drink courtesy of US Food. In addition, there are lots of door prizes and raffles, plus music, throughout the afternoon. Proceeds from the event go to needy military families in our area. For more info, contact Mike Mongrelize at 352-6364127. Mega book sale at Winn-DixieA mega book sale to benefit Sheltering Hands Rescue, featuring used books, CDs, videos and crafts, will take place Saturday, March 3, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Winn-Dixie, 8445 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. Buy eight hard cover books, get one free. Donate your aluminum beverage cans. For more information, call 352-291-1962.Showtime for Sweet AdelinesMusic 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 to speakNoted 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. Rock's 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.Concert at First CongregationalThe Southern Express 18-piece Big Band will be performing at First Congregational United Church of Christ on Saturday, March 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. Refreshments will be served following the program. Donation: $10 per person. Call the church office at 352-237-3035 for tickets Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (7171 SW State Road 200).Tuesday, March 6 Buddy Liles in concertBuddy Liles will be in concert on March 6 at 6 p.m. at the Ocala Church of the Nazarene, 5884 S.E. 60th Ave., Ocala. Liles has sung with the Florida Boys Quartet over 25 years, with Landmark Quartet of Cincinnati, Ohio and on Bill Gaither Videos. He was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame. Thursday, March 8 Palm Cay GOP to meetOn March 8, the Palm Cay Republican Club will be holding its monthly meeting at the Oasis Club in Palm Cay. The speakers for March are Pat Gabriel who is a candidate for County Commissioner from District 5, Mike Amsted who is a candidate for County Commissioner from District 1, and Barbara Ruse who is a candidate for Marion County Supervisor of Elections. The meeting will begin promptly at 7 p.m. and last until 8. Refreshments will be served after the meeting with lots of time to ask questions of the guests. For more information please contact James Pettus, 352-438-9662.International Womans DayBarbara Surian, a motivational speaker and resident of Ocala, will be inspiring young women at the International Woman's 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, Florida's 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. 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In just three hours, youll have your very own terrific painting to take home. Believe it. Have your cake and eat it too:With TV shows like, The Next Great Baker, Cake Boss and Cupcake Wars, there has been an ever increasing interest in learning how to decorate and shape cakes for every occasion. Cherrywood residents have the opportunity to learn how to do this delicate art form a professional. Marivi Bassabe is a native of Puerto Rico where she learned cake decorating and sugar sculpture as a hobby. It soon became her passion and when she moved to the United States back in 1982 with her husband Pablo, she began teaching this art form. Miami Dade College and Palmetto High School home economics classes was where she learned to share her love of cake decorating and sculpture, with the joy of empowering others to find a profession and direction for life. In addition to making realistic and beautiful sugar flowers for cakes and display, Marivi does an art form called Gota Freia. In this medium, she takes colorful photos and enhances their lines and colors and then covers them with a glossy surface. The photo becomes more vibrant and three dimensional in appearance and to the touch. If you would like to learn more about any of these artistic endeavors, contact Marivi at www.marivis.com. Her website discusses all of her experience and work and has some really cool pictures also. Photo ClassWith the new point and shoot technology, taking photos is relatively easy but taking great photos is an art form all its own. Some folks here at Cherrywood have expressed an interest in starting up a class on photography. People want to learn more about cameras, picture composition, portraits, still life, action photos and the many other aspects of taking high quality photos. If you would be interested in such a class, call Geri at the office or email me and well see about putting something together. It would be fun, informative and interesting learning about both picture taking and new camera technologies. If you are a Cherrywood resident and professional photography is on your resume, you may want to teach and guide your friends and neighbors with your knowledge. Contact Geri or your humble reporter if you would like to share your experience and talent. Attention veterans: meeting and moreCherrywood Veterans Club will meet on March 1 at 2 p.m. to elect officers for the coming year and to get a full report on last years activities and the coming schedule of events. If you are a veteran and a Cherrywood veteran, you are eligible and welcome to join and take part in the many activities and services offered by this group. Thursday, March 22, interested Veterans Club members will be going to the Hernando County Sportsmans Club for a day of shooting fun. We will leave the clubhouse at 9 a.m. and the cost is only $17 for range fees; targets and a donation for drivers taking four or more people. Shooting is pistol caliber firearms only and shooters must supply their own eye and ear protection as well as ammunition. After the range, from 10:30 12:30, everyone will meet at the Boathouse Restaurant in Crystal River for lunch. If you want to bring your significant other, they are welcome also but there is a limit of 23 shooters so sign up at the meeting on March 1 at 2 p.m. Veterans Breakfast: From 9 to 10:30 Saturday morning, March 31, the Veterans will host the first breakfast of the season. S.O.S., scrambled eggs, sausage, juice, CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 27 Oil Painting Class Geri Jermyn, Liz Broccio, Joan Bartholomew, Debbie Blackburn, Instructor, Aprile Guglielmi and Barbara Getchell. PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE29 S U M M E R S R A I N 000ANGV IRRIGATION IRRIGATION Proudly watering your lawns and gardens for over 25 years! 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Wooded view from rear, ceramic tile & laminate floors, huge front porch. MLS#369941/SR/SNO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $124,900 ON TOP OF THE WORLD OPEN SUNDAY 1:00-3:00 PM NEW LISTING ON TOP OF THE WORLD NEW LISTING ON TOP OF THE WORLD NEW LISTING PALM CAY NEW LISTING ON TOP OF THE WORLD NEW LISTING ROLLING HILLS NEW LISTING OAK RUN ON TOP OF THE WORLD ON TOP OF THE WORLD ON TOP OF THE WORLD SUMMERGLEN ON TOP OF THE WORLD SPRUCE CREEK P RESERVE

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Saturday, Feb. 25 Stearns to hold town meetingU.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.Kingdom of the Sun Concert 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.International Foods FestivalJoin us for the 18th annual International Foods Festival on Saturday, Feb. 25 at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 7171 S.W. State Road 200, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Enrichment Center. Enjoy food specialties from Italy, Germany, Spain, England, Ireland, Sweden, Poland Jamaica, Greece, Mexico and many more. Generous food samples are priced at $1 and $2. For more information, call the church office at 352-2373035.African American Read-InCelebrate African-American literature by joining community leaders and readers as the Marion County Public Library System hosts the 23rd Annual African American Read-In from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, at its Headquarters-Ocala location (2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala). To participate, the public is encouraged to select a book and share in a reading from a favorite AfricanAmerican author or choose from a suggested selection provided by the public library staff. Contact the Headquarters-Ocala Information Services Division at 352-6718551 for more information.African Violet Club to meetThe African Violet Club of Ocala will meet on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 10:30 a.m. at the Marion County Sheriffs Office Brian Litz substation, 9048 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala Light refreshments will be served. For more information on the benefits of club membership, please check the website at www.AfricanVioletClubofOcala.org. If you have any questions write a note to us from our website contact page or contact our AVCO President, Laura Perdomo, at pretyinsde@netzero.net or 352-625-6467.Sunday, Feb. 26 Breakfast at the MooseFrom 9 to 11:30 a.m., a full individual menu is offered, including eggs any style, potatoes, choice of meats, juice, coffee and more at a great price! Meet new people at the friendliest place in town, 10411 S.W. 110th St. Phone is 352-854-2200.Monday, Feb. 27 School candidates to debateDiana Greene, George Tomyn, and Wally Wagoner, candidates for School Superintendent of the Marion County Schools, will participate in a debate sponsored by the Tea Party Solutions of Ocala. The debate will be held at the groups regular meeting time at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 27, at the Berean Baptist Church 4800 S.W. 20th St., Ocala. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend More participation in local government is the groups goal.Retired nurses to meetThe Citrus Marion Chapter of the Registered Nurses Retired (RNR) will meet at the Inverness Golf and Country Club on Monday, Feb. 27. Sign in for the meeting starts at 11 a.m., lunch at 11:30 and the speaker follows a noon. Our speaker will be Karen Strouse of the Guardian Ad Litem Program. Our charity will be the Guardian Ad Litem Program and a cash donation is appreciated. Retired RN's 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 cancer survivors meetThe Breast Cancer SOS (Sisterhood of Survivors) Support Group meets the last Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. We meet at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St. in Room 104. Our next meeting will be Tuesday, Feb. 28. At this meeting, Cammy Dennis, Fitness Director at On Top of the World, will speak to us about fall prevention. If you have any questions, please contact Gail Tirpak at 352291-6904.Wednesday, Feb. 29 Bingo at the MooseBingo, open to the public, is played each Wednesday beginning at 12:45 p.m., with opportunities to win big! Join us for fun and fellowship while supporting the lodge and its charitable endeavors. Located just one mile north of the State Road 200 main entrance of Oak Run, 10411 S.W. 110th St. Phone is 352-854-2200.Thursday, March 1 WOW Singles to meetWOW Singles will meet at the following locations. There are no dues. Please call 352-861-9487 or 352-2375842 for more info. March 1, Thursday, 12:30 p.m., Cuvee Wine and Bistro, 2237 S.W. 19th Ave. Road. March 15, Thursday, 12:30 p.m., Red Lobster, 3393 S.W. College Road.Friday, March 2 Spring sale at Ocala WestA spring sale will be held Friday, March 2, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, March 3, from 8 a.m. to noon, at Ocala West United Methodist Church, Stanfield Hall inside and out, 9330 S.W. 105th St. There will be treasures galore, including household items, electronics, furniture, clothing, garden and outdoor items, and a bake sale.Saturday, March 3 Tee Time for TotsCommunity Bank and Trust of Florida is having the 10th annual Tee Time for Tots Golf Tournament on March 3 at Del Webb Spruce Creek. Funds are being raised to benefit the Marion County Homeless Children & Youth program and they need our assistance more than ever. Right here in our own back yard there are over 1,500 school aged homeless children. These statistics are just shocking. All tournament information can be found on the www.teetimefortots.com website, including registration and sponsorship forms.Friday, February 24, 2012 ~ 29 www.smcitizen.com 4~ Friday, February 24, 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 fruit, coffee/tea are on the menu for only $3.50 per person. Get your tickets for a typical G.I. breakfast at the March 1 Vet Club meeting or from Geri. Remember, tickets go fast. A special note, the breakfast coincides with the Social Committees kick off of the Fun in the Sun games. 12th annual barbecueThe VFW will host the 12th annual barbecue picnic on Saturday, March 24. This fun event is held at the VFW Retirement Home in Fort McCoy. Go to the VFW website for more information and details. www.vfwretirementhome.flvfw.org Tickets are limited so order on line or see Bill Mahar. You can also contact me at urperssec@yahoo.com.Spotlight on Excellence:There are many people in Cherrywood who have a unique talent; an interesting past or a promising future or are significant to the Cherrywood community. This weeks featured individual is a person you all know if youve ever seen her smiling face in the office or heard her cheerful voice when she answers the phone; our own, Geri. Her title is Community Center Manager and her responsibilities are many and varied. Maintenance, improvements and repairs to the common areas; coordinating the many events and activities at Cherrywood; putting the Chirp (our monthly newsletter) together and many more duties rest squarely on her shoulders. Geri was born in New Hampshire, the oldest of four children. Her parents, Gert and Ernie Laquerre, are still living in that beautiful state. Two of her brothers also live there and her third brother lives in New York. Happily married to her husband of four years, Lentz, the two enjoy a wide variety of interests and hobbies. Their first priority of course is family and between the two of them they share six children, and l7 grandchildren. Holidays are just a little bit busy at their home or when they are traveling to see their loved ones. Their children live in Arkansas, Ohio, Connecticut and also Florida. Music is a big part of Lentz and Geris life as he is an accomplished drummer. He also plays mandolin, guitar and a custom made ukulele that Geri had made especially for him. When asked if she gets serenaded, she smiled but would not elaborate. Her greatest satisfaction working at Cherrywood comes from supporting and sponsoring health care projects; working closely with the residents and promoting Cherrywood Estates. Asked about her greatest frustration she answered, Not being able to answer all of the questions all of the time when people ask about something. Geri is proud of her work; loves the people she works with and for and is always there to support the well being of Cherrywood. Next time youre near the office, stop in and say thank you to this tireless and whole hearted supporter of our beautiful community. From Your Reporter:If you have ideas, suggestions or comments on this column please feel free to email me at urperssec@yahoo.com. Your opinion is important to me and always welcome. CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 28 Residents of Marion County have an unprecedented opportunity to participate in a historic study that has the potential to change the face of cancer for future generations. Men and women between the ages of 30 and 65 who have never been diagnosed with cancer are needed to participate in the American Cancer Societys Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS3). CPS-3 will enroll a diverse population of up to half a million people across the United States and Puerto Rico. The opportunity for local residents to enroll in CPS-3 will take place at the Ocala Relay for Life Trinity Catholic High School on April 13 from 6 to 10 p.m. These volunteers will help researchers better understand the lifestyle, environmental, and genetic factors that cause or prevent cancer To enroll in the study, individuals complete two steps, one in person and one at home. As part of the in-person enrollment, individuals complete a brief written survey, have their waist measured, sign an informed consent, and give a small blood sample. The enrollment process is complete when individuals complete the more comprehensive baseline survey. Over the course of the study which is anticipated to last 20 to 30 years participants will be asked to fill out follow-up surveys every few years that will be sent to their home. The initial enrollment process takes about 30 minutes at the local event and an additional 45 to 60 minutes at home to fill out the more comprehensive baseline survey. Periodic follow-up surveys of various lengths are expected to be sent every few years to individuals. The voluntary, long-term commitment by participants is what will produce benefits for decades to come. Taking an hour or so every few years to fill out a survey and potentially save someone from being diagnosed with cancer in the future is a commitment that thousands of volunteer participants have already made. Were looking for more likeminded individuals in marion county to join this effort that we know will save lives and improve the outlook for future generations, said Dr. Patel. For information or to learn how to become involved with CPS-3, visit cancer.org/cps3, email cps3@cancer org, or call toll-free 1-888-604-5888. Cancer study seeks participants R AMUNNO L AW F IRM P A Lor enzo Ramunno, Esq. 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Friday, February 24, 2012 ~ 3 www.smcitizen.com 30~ Friday, February 24, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Add Up TheSAVINGSwith a Name Address City State Zip Phone 10 Words $8.20 Per Week 44 For Each Additional Word Pricing Includes Online All Ads Must Be Prepaid All Credit Card s Accepted1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 10WORDS$8.20+44AWORD(IncludesOnline)=TOTAL For your convenience, mail with payments to South Marion Citizen office at 8810 SW SR 200, Unit 104, Ocala, FL 34481 or call...Serving S.R. 200 Communities & Businesses CallTollFree1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIEDAD SMC_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_11 T odays Ne w Ads Family s Choice Electrical Rep air EC 13003820 for all of your electrical needs T rouble shooting our specialty surge protection, landscape lighting, golf cart outlet s, recessed lighting and more Our technicians are FBI background checked, uniformed with name badges, and drug free. 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Send r esume to: United W ay of Citrus County1205 NE 5th Street, Suite A Crystal River, FL 34429 Sales Help Manager NeededOpenings in mgt. Exp. Prefd but not reqd Training & Benefits $650 -$850. Call Ms. Watson 352-436-4460 General Help B & M LANDSCAPING LANDSCAPERS$8.00 to $10.00 Per Hour. Must Have Valid DL.. Exp. In Trimming & Have Own Transportation. Contact Blue & Marsha (352)854-0161 Schools/ Instruction NEED A NEWCAREER?2 WEEK PREP COURSES! ALF ADMINISTRA TOR $300. EKG $475. NURSING ASST. $475. PHLEBOTOMY $475.taylor college.edu (352) 245-4119FB, twitter you tube Appliances WHIRLPOOL FREEZER TOP refrigerator 25 cubic feet, icemaker excel cond white,used only 6 months, $300 obo352-861-1431 Just call and see how easy it is to make money with the classifieds. ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MAXIMUM 10 WORDS RUNSFOR 2 WEEKSFREE TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403 Auctions 4 SALES THURS. 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This newsp aper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real est ate which is in violation of the law Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newsp aper are available on an equal opportunity basis. T o complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing imp aired is 1-800-927-9275. Inv erness Homes Lar ge 1 Fam. Car ol T errace, Inver ness. 4BR 3BA, 2700 sq ft under air 2.8 acr es fully fenced, important updates done. $220,000. Owner 352-419-7017 Dunnellon 10 ACRES w/2 Housesone block, one doublewide. $175K 352-854-5564 352-465-2159 V ehicles W anted BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$200 & UP (352) 771-6191 WE BUY ANY VEHICLEPer fect Cond. or Not Titled,No title, No pr oblem. Paying up to $25K any make, any model Call A.J. 813-335-3794/ 531-4298 Cars We BUYCars, T rucks V ans & SUVs, lic/Ins hogstenautosales .com (352) 867-9057 Care F or the Elderly MOBILE HAIR CAREFULL SER VICE IN YOUR HOME LICENSED BEAUTICIAN/CNA WILL SER VICE THE HOME BOUND AND ELDERL Y CALL CA THY (352) 237-3347 Computers COMPUTER TRAINING Private lessons. $50/hr. Patrick Killian 425-7935 LET USWORK FORYOU!CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403South Marion CitizenClassifieds Get Results! Electrical Family s Choice Electrical Rep air EC 13003820 for all of your electrical needs T rouble shooting our specialty surge protection, landscape lighting, golf cart outlet s, recessed lighting and more Our technicians are FBI background checked, uniformed with name badges, and drug free. Call 352-347-4321 today and ask Jan about your FREE home safety check with electrical service. Handyman StevesHandymanService(352) 854-4927000ANGJ Pressure Cleaning Lees Pr essur e W ashing Quality work at low prices! 352-489-6786 leaders develop from these clubs. Books for pre-kindergarteners are an annual effort as is participation in the Sheriffs Halloween party, where hundreds of children dress up for a great evening of games and snacks. Their costumes would make Hollywood proud. The club runs the games while face painting and tattoos are the artistic endeavors of Paula Magen and her merry band of clowns known as DClowns. For the holidays, Kiwanis joins the community in ringing a bell for the Salvation Army kettles and gathering toys for tots. Meals on Wheels participation is coordinated by Ken Tremewen, who does a great job of coordinating all the volunteers, some of whom are not Kiwanis members, but are welcome in this effort. If any of you would like to participate as a non-member and greet people with a hot meal and a warm smile call Stan Magen at 352-873-3433. You are sure to feel their gratitude. In addition to service, Kiwanis contributes to other organizations worldwide thanks to its dues and a variety of fundraising efforts. Best of these is the spring yard sale held in the Ozark bank parking lot at Friendship shopping center. Many thanks to the bank for this effort as well as providing our meeting room. Among these supported are the pediatric unit at Shands hospital, a prenatal care program in underdeveloped countries, Camp Kiwanis, Hospice, March of Dimes and Salvation Army. Since 1962 Kiwanis has become international with members in more than 70 nations. The float at the Rose Bowl this year projected the theme of brotherhood. It is a great family come see why! KIWANISCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Marions Most Wanted Robert Adkins, 33, felony bench warrant for failure to appear pre-trial conference count 1 drive while license revoked as habitual offender. Ulysses Bennett, 35, felony bench warrant for failure to appear arraignment count 1 drive while license revoked as habitual offender. Shelly Elliott, 29, felony violation of probation count 1 and count 2 dealing in stolen property. Orvin Legette, 22, felony bench warrant for failure to appear pre-trial conference count 1 grand theft; count 2 dealing in stolen property. Roosevelt Scott, 19, felony bench warrant for failure to appear pre-trial conference count 1 grand theft. Leverk Williford, 28, felony violation of probation possession of alprazolam. A burglary at a Ciggys For Less store off State Road 200 on Southwest 93rd Court Road on Feb. 1 netted the perpetrator many scratch-off lottery tickets. The suspect broke into the store by breaking the glass in the front door, and only the tickets were taken. Deputies are looking for the man seen in the above photos at a convenience store. If you recognize this man, call the Sheriffs Office. An Ocala man was arrested and charged with retail petit theft and resisting a merchant. According to the Marion County Sheriffs Office, Ted William Kotowske, 40, of Southwest 109th Place Road, was observed by the loss prevention officer at Walmart taking multiple DVDs and then putting them in his pants while he went to the toy aisle. After he walked past all points of sale, he was stopped by the officer, but pushed and pulled away from the officer and left the store. However, in the parking lot he immediately was taken into custody by two deputies. According to the report, he still had the DVDs in his pants. In another retail theft case, this time at Bealls, Stefano Albert Squartino, 19, of Southwest 210th Avenue in Dunnellon, was given a notice to appear after he allegedly took a $20 T-shirt. Two retail thefts, resisting a merchant reported From Noon Friday, March 9 To Sunset Sunday, March 11 at Sertoma Youth Ranch at On-Site Camping Entertainment by Floridas Best Songwriters and Singers Florida Songwriting Contest Workshops Arts and Crafts Food Childrens Activities Bring your Lawn Chairs Rain or Shine 000ALWU Will McLean Music Festival 2012 For camping information, call 352-465-2167. For more about the festival visit www.willmclean.com 000AM7U Cleanmaster CLEANMASTER CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING Servicing All Of Citrus & Marion County For 25 Years 489-4844 OWNER DOES THE WORK We Also Have Outdoor Pressure Cleaning Available. 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BRIEFS School utilities will remain onCircuit Judge William Singbush granted the Marion County School Board a temporary injunction, ordering the City of Ocala to keep electricity and water services on for 23 schools and seven ancillary facilities serving 20,000 students and employees. The ruling quashes a threat from City of Ocala leaders to shut off the utilities at the end of this month if the school board didnt pay $724,000 in utility deposits and sign a written contract. Judge Singbush also ruled no bond was necessary for the deposits. During a three-hour court hearing Monday evening, Judge Singbush pointed out the school board was current with its electrical and water bills. He also cited the school boards constitutional obligation to provide a free and appropriate education to all children. Shutting off electricity and water, he said, would prevent the school board from doing so. He also said keeping schools open serves the public interest. The ruling only applies to the current concerns of a request for temporary injunction filed by the school board February 14. Additional concerns, including those for storm water and fire service user fees, remain in litigation. 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. In 2011, the school board paid over $3.8 million in utility costs to the City alone. For the boards three utility accounts, city officials were demanding $272,000, $242,000, and $210,000 -a combined $724,000 deposit. INDEX Bookmark...........................15 Cherrywood......................27 Cop shop...............................3 Marion Landing................16 Oak Run...............................20 OTOW...................................14 Out to Pastor.....................13 Pun Alley.............................19 Puzzles.................................22CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & BusinessesFRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2012 VOLUME 17 NUMBER 39 www.smcitizen.com32~ Friday, February 24, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Til the cows come home Cowboys herded 27 head of cattle through downtown Ocala Saturday as part of the beginning of the Southeastern Youth Fair and High School Rodeo. PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKSitting in a pen in the fields at the southern end of Osceola Avenue, this visitor was anxious to get going. Michael Hoffman, 6, of Morriston, waited by the power plant on Osceola Avenue. Cora Taylor, 3, and her brother Lane Taylor, 5, waited near Tuscawilla Park. Their mom said they are around cows frequently. The group stayed together, above, at the beginning, but later, at left, got off the pavement onto the grass. Dogs and cowboys herded them back to the road. A suspect in the Jan. 31 robbery of the convenience store at the corner of County Road 484 and State Road 200 has been arrested. Alexander Roman Wells, 40, of Apopka, was arrested on Southwest 153rd Lane and accused of armed commercial robbery. Bond was set at $100,000. According to online jail records, he was released on a surety bond on Feb. 17, the same day he was booked in. According to the arrest affidavit, the clerk was forced to hand over approximately $300 in cash. The suspect, the report said, had been hanging around the store for a while and was seen by other people, one of whom took a picture of his car with a cell phone. There were also pictures taken of the suspect himself. He eventually put a gun to the head of the clerk and demanded money. Detectives traced the car through the stickers on the back of the vehicle, and through that trace were able to link it to the suspect. Robbery suspect arrested Wells WMBA mixer scheduledThe West Marion Business Association will hold a mixer on Tuesday, Feb. 28, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Hiers-Baxley, 9695 S.W. 110th St., in the TimberRidge area. The group is also planning a spring expo, open to the public, on March 29 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Circle Square Cultural Center off 80th Avenue at the entrance to On Top of the World. For more information go to westmba.com. Oak Run QuiltersOak Run quilters Janet Sutphen, Joan Hughes, Barb Sabol and Marlene Smith help add stitches to the Marion County Quilt. This large, originally designed and handmade wall hanging will be on display in Oak Run and travel around the county to be exhibited for all to see. See Oak Run column, starting on Page 20. Come meet a group that devotes its efforts to the children of the world. The local Kiwanis Club holds meetings every Wednesday at the Bank of the Ozarks at 8 a.m., including an open house on Feb. 29. You will enjoy good speakers, good coffee and good fellowship. For information, call Bob Keyser at 352-291-0595 or Stan Magen at 352-873-3433. Among the groups projects are awards to Terrific Kids at College Park Elementary School, which recognize the efforts of outstanding students each month in an assembly program. They also support community efforts through the Builders Club. For the students at Forest High, they support their March of Dimes walk and other efforts of their Key Club for the community. For the college crowd, Kiwanis supports Circle K, which is an international service club. The hope is to build the concept of service to others at an early age. Many community Kiwanis plans open house meeting next Wednesday PLEASESEEKIWANIS, PAGE3