<%BANNER%>
South Marion citizen
ALL ISSUES CITATION PDF VIEWER
Full Citation
STANDARD VIEW MARC VIEW
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00100091/00096
 Material Information
Title: South Marion citizen
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Citrus Pub.
Place of Publication: Ocala, Florida
Publication Date: 03-02-2012
 Subjects
Genre: newspaper   ( sobekcm )
 Record Information
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
System ID: UF00100091:00096

Downloads

This item is only available as the following downloads:

( PDF )


Full Text

PAGE 1

OATH OF OFFICE By Michael PalmerM ichael Palmer has made a name for himself with medical mystery novels. In this his 17th, the action ends up not in the OR or even in a hospital but rather in a popular diner where something on the menu is driving some people berserk. The book opens with a bang. Dr. John Meacham is muttering to himself about the possible consequences of yelling at an obese patient, Roberta Jennings, for not following her diet. He says, I cant believe this has happened again. I just blew up at one of my patients. The last time, when I screamed at Calvin Summers for continuing to smoke despite a massive heart attack, my medical license was suspended for six months and I had to go away for treatment. Realizing that hes been overheard by many in the waiting room he starts repeating No witnesses as he embarks on a shooting rampage that kills patients and staff before turning the gun on himself. Meacham had previously lost his license to practice because of drug and alcohol addiction but his good friend and colleague, Dr. Lou Welcome, counseled him over a period of time and declared him fit to resume his medical career. Now Welcomes future is looking grim. Hes about to lose his job but determined to find answers to the baffling case. Something strange is responsible for not only Meachams maniacal outburst but also for the behavior of others hes witnessed. His investigation takes him down the path of an unspeakable conspiracy involving genetically modified corn and the White House. En route Welcome interacts with his daughter, his ex-wife, and his exs husband, all putting the dedicated doctor in a positive light. Then the story takes a bizarre turn or two. The president and his wife Darlene are not on good terms, particularly since their old friend, the secretary of agriculture, was fired for what Darlene believes was a set up that involved him with an underage prostitute. She enlists her closest friend to find out whos behind the set up and soon a Deep Throat sort enters the picture. All this makes sense of a kind but then Palmer throws a gruesome termite scene at us and I begin to throw up my hands. In short, without the hospital background, this just isnt my kind of medical mystery. And the plot is just way undercooked. BRIEFS Ocala Health System names new CEOOcala Health System, an affiliate of HCA, announces the appointment of Randall R. McVay to the position of Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. McVay has more than 26 years of health care experience at both the corporate and hospital levels. He joined Ocala in August, 2010 as Chief Financial Officer and added the interim Chief Executive Officer responsibilities in August, 2011 with the retirement of Rex Etheredge. Allen Golson had been named to the position, but died in a plane crash in January near Ocala International Airport. McVays prior experience includes serving in various corporate multi-facility financial leadership roles with LifePoint Hospitals, Inc. and Triad Hospitals, Inc. and from 1986 to 2005 was a hospital financial leader at various HCA operations. I have enjoyed working with Ocala Health for the past year and a half, said McVay. We have set in motion several key initiatives that will position us well for success in the future. Ocala Health System (OHS) encompasses Ocala Regional Medical Center, a 200-bed facility located in the heart of Ocala, and West Marion Community Hospital, a 70-bed hospital located in West Marion County. OHS has the only Commission on Cancer approved cancer center in Marion County and is directly affiliated with the Moffitt Cancer Center. INDEX Bookmark...........................28 Calendar.............................19 Cherrywood......................14 Judis Journal.....................10 Marion Landing..................4 Oak Run...............................13 OTOW...................................27 Out to Pastor........................9 Pun Alley...............................7 Spruce Creek North`.......24CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & Businesses FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2012 VOLUME 17 NUMBER 40 www.smcitizen.com BY JIM CLARK Editor The 2012 local political debate season got under way Monday night at the Tea Party Solutions meeting, as the two Republican candidates for superintendent of schools squared off. George Tomyn, executive director for school development and evaluation with the school system, and Wally Wagoner, deputy superintendent of operations, are both trying to succeed their boss, Jim Yancey, who has chosen not to run. Democrat Diana Greene, deputy superintendent of curriculum and instruction, is also in the race, but is still unopposed for the primary and, as of now, will not be on the ballot until November. The candidates actually agreed on many issues facing the school system. In their opening statements, Wagoner said, This is a very big business, albeit an educational business. Our only job is to teach and learn. The future of everyone in this room is tied to how we do our job. It is a huge bureaucracy that is very hard to change. Referring to his opponent, he stated, George feels entitled to his position, a comment that Tomyn waited until closing statements to challenge. In his opening, Tomyn emphasized his 35 years in Marion County as a teacher, assistant principal and principal before moving into the district office. Im deeply committed to our schools. I understand our business from top to bottom. I bring strong and proven leadership. People are the key ingredient to our success. After that the questioning started, at first from the moderator and then from the audience. Q What are your three primary goals? Wagoner Make sure students receive a great education, understand we have 6,000 employees, less than 3,000 in the classroom. We need to look every day at how to be more efficient. We should customize schools to fit the needs of students. Tomyn -Safe and clean schools, transparent management of resources, and every child should have a great opportunity to learn to meet our future. Q Concerning the budget, where would you cut? 28 ~ Friday, March 2, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Superintendent candidates square off George Tomyn Wally Wagoner PLEASESEEDEBATE PAGE3 PHOTO BY JIM CLARKU.S,. Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-Ocala) gestures as he speaks with the audience after Saturdays town meeting. Audience gets vocal at Stearns meeting BY JIM CLARK Editor A small but vocal crowd provided some heated exchanges at a town meeting hosted by U.S. Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-Ocala) on Saturday morning at the County Commission auditorium. It was the first of several scheduled town meetings by the congressman that day, and it wasnt the usual pro-Stearns meeting that has marked his term in office. The biggest dispute of the day involved the Obama administrations decision to force religiousbased health institutions to provide birth control coverage with their health plans for employees. Stearns is against the mandate, and he cited House plans to overturn it. Whats wrong with buying it (birth control) yourself? he asked. PLEASESEESTEARNS PAGE2 101 years old The birthday of Ann Davis was celebrated by the staff of Shear Joy on Saturday, Feb. 24. Ann was 101 years old on Monday, Feb. 27. She has a hair appointment every Saturday and has been a customer for 11 years, coming over from her home in On Top of the World. She is shown here with Colleen Peluso and Brenda Leigh Massey. brought to life by veteran presenter Karen de Vos. Karen developed a historically accurate one woman show that allows Marjorie to live on. Youll learn about his of The Yearling and find out what made her so important as an American and as a Floridian author. This event is open to the public and is free. It will be held in the Circle Square Cultural Center and begins at 1 p.m. On Friday, March 9, Visiting Scholar Dr. Vince Boudreau returns for his fifth presentation at Master the Possibilities. Vince is a professor of political science at City College in New York. He also directs the Colin Powell Center for Leadership and Service. This year his topic is An Unexpected Spring: Democracy in Myanmar (Burma). He will also discuss recent activity at the Powell Center. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet someone on the cutting edge of foreign policy. This, too, is free and open to all. For additional information, as well as registration, for these two events, go online to www.masterthepossibilities.com or call the registration line at 352-854-3699. OTOWCONTINUED FROM PAGE 27 Not my kind of medical mystery B OOK MARK P W Pat Wellington Read the classifieds Farmers Market in operationThe Circle Square Commons Farmers Market on The Town Square reopened Thursday, March 1 and will be open every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Find fresh seasonal produce, flowers, plants, fresh baked goods, candles, delicious pies and much more. Meet and shop the local crafters and artists displaying creative and unique pieces from charming tote bags and beautiful jewelry to wood working creations and framed photography. Come and watch as one of the many On Top of the World Communities talented chefs prepare delicious flavors of the season during the cooking demonstrations on the first Thursday of every month. The market is open to the public and located adjacent to On Top of the World at 8405 S.W. 80th St. For information, call 352-854-3670 or visit www.CircleSquareCommonsFarmersMarket.com. McVay No puzzles Because of a production problem, the weekly puzzles are not included in this edition. They will return next week. 000AMHM 352-347-9198 STEVE GRINDLES R ETRACTABLE G ARAGE D OOR S CREENS Operates in conjunction with your garage door. Motorized with remote control Gives privacy, heat reduction and air circulation 80% protection from UV rays Can be operated in a power failure Keeps pests & bugs out Will fit arched doorways High quality PVC screen available in 6 attractive colors. G ARAGE D OOR R EPAIR 10 Years Experience ~ Licensed and Insured www.RetractScreen.com T R A N S F O R M Y O U R G A R A G E T R A N S F O R M Y O U R G A R A G E TRANSFORM YOUR GARAGE S h a d e s o f B e a u t y Shades of Beauty 8 6 1 2 0 0 1 861-2001 Next to Scoops Little Joeys Big Lots Owner & Stylist Betty Jo Assistant Janice Master Barbers Kathy & Larry Stylists Ginger, Dianne, Patty, Debra & Deana COME BY AND CHECK OUT OUR MONTHLY SPECIALS! 10% OFF ANY SERVICE by Patty, Dianne & Deana $ 5 00 OFF PEDICURES EXPIRES 3/9/12 $ 3 00 OFF SHELLAC NAILS EXPIRES 3/9/12 Manicures Spa Pedicures Shellac Nails K A R E N S N A I L S 8 1 6 2 4 5 7 KARENS NAILS 816-2457 000ANQ0 Prescription Nails Toe Nail Soak & Cut 000AQ6J R AMUNNO L AW F IRM P A Lorenzo Ramunno, Esq. Member of Florida Bar and New York Bar Wills and Estate Planning Probate Law Trusts and Trust Administration Real Estate Contracts Powers of Attorney Pre-Marital Agreements We offer free consultations for Estate Planning Serving clients in Florida for 23 years. Call to schedule an appointment. 000AMMJ 352-854-5570 www.flprobate.net Ramunno Law Firm MAIN OFFICE OFF HWY. 200 Jasmine Professional Park 7500 SW 61st Ave., #100 Ocala, FL 34476 THE ONLY FACTORY CLUB CAR AUTHORIZED DEALER SERVING YOU IN S.W. MARION COUNTY Friendship Center Golf Cars 8441 S.W. Hwy. 200, Suite 121, Ocala, FL 34481 352-854-2060 Mon.-Sat. 8:30am 5:00pm AUTHORIZED DEALER T605 6 V olt $ 583 00 Prices Include Sales Tax & EPA, Plus At-Home Installation T875, 8 V olt $ 673 00 T1275, 12 V olt $ 683 00 Ask about our full line of Utility & Rough Terrain Vehicles SALES, SERVICE & ACCESSORIES P2000, 6 Volt $ 530 00 2011 Club Car Precedent Demo WITH FACTORY WARRANTY INCLUDES: Your Choice of New Factory Colors Deluxe Light Package Hinged Windshield Rear View Mirror Highest Speed Setting: 19.2 MPH Pin Stripe and Your Name at No Charge Sunbrella Curtains with Zippers & Snaps Sunbrella Fold Out Club Cover or Full Back Curtains Was $ 6,999 00 Total Cost $ 5,999 00 $ 1000 OFF Any Precedent Demo MUST REDEEM COUPON TO RECEIVE DISCOUNT NO HIDDEN COSTS FREE DELIVERY T105, 6 Volt $ 643 00 PRICES GOOD WHILE QUANTITY LASTS INCLUDES TAX

PAGE 2

That set off some of the people in the audience. One woman said she has taken birth control pills since she was 12 and they were used to treat hormonal imbalance. She said the plan to negate the rule makes me upset. One woman from the back argued that the religious institutions shouldnt be required to provide something their religion is against, and another near the front turned and yelled, Why, so women can have babies for you to take care of? Another remark from the audience drew a reaction when one man said that President Obama should be impeached. He indicated belief that the president wasnt born in America, among other things. Those documents have all been released, said one woman. Stearns was also criticized by someone who attacked his vote against a trail out West to honor the Buffalo soldiers. He defended his vote because he said the trail, about 200 miles long, was not practical. Would you walk the 200 miles? Stearns asked. There was also what could have been a controversial remark by Stearns, although it was not meant in the way that some people might believe. He was talking about the budget, and was discussing how common folks had to live within their means, using generalized names to refer to family members. However, in making a point as he made up names, he used the name Uncle Tom. That brought a small reaction from some in the audience, but Stearns went right on and appeared not to notice. In fact, Stearns spent a lot of time criticizing the lack of action of moving toward a balanced budget. There doesnt seem to be any attempt to balance the budget. He said he had voted against establishing the super committee to come up with solutions, and defended his vote based on the outcome. They couldnt agree on anything. It was a farce. He spent a lot of time on the Solyndra investigation, a company that received millions in subsidies even though it never made a profit. The company filed for bankruptcy in September. He has issued a subpoena to the administration to investigate Solyndra. Its the first Congressional subpoena since Watergate, he said. Stearns also criticized the decision to subsidize the Chevy Volt, an energy-alternative vehicle. He asked for a show of hands on how many people drove a Chevy Volt, and no one responded. Its not selling. Its a disaster, Stearns commented. He asked why American taxpayers were subsidizing things that they wont buy. Stearns criticized the Department of Energy. Before Jimmy Carter, we didnt even have one. Every one of you would like to have their jobs. He was asked about what could be done to help the housing market. We should allow short sales. He said that banks must be forced to accept short sales. At the end, Stearns praised the audience for coming out early on a cold Saturday morning. A passionate town meeting is a plus. Friday, March 2, 2012 ~ 27 www.smcitizen.com 2 ~ Friday, March 2, 2012 www.smcitizen.com STEARNS CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 BY ELOISE HOLLYFIELD ejh2025@gmail.com Master the Possibilities is hosting an exhibition of the OTOW Art Groups work in the lobby area near Classrooms #5 and #6 and in Sids Caf and Deli during the month of March. The Group is excited and proud to be doing this. Members invite you to drop by to view this exhibit when you come to class or have breakfast or lunch at Sids or are just in the area. The artists work in the following mediums: watercolor; pastel; oil; acrylic; tempura; pen and ink; and mixed media. Many paintings will be for sale if you contact the artist privately. The Group is hosting an Open House on Saturday, March 3 from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Art Room in the Craft Building at 9125 S.W. 98th St., so that you may have the opportunity to see the artists at work and ask questions of them. Coffee, tea, and snacks will be supplied. For further information, contact Anne at 352-732-0706. Travel ToppersTravel Toppers members wish to point out that their trips are for residents of the On Top of the World Communities and their guests only. A few seats remain available for the following trips: Tampa Bay Downs, Saturday, April 7 (contact Pat Hood at 237-8533) and In the Mood, Wednesday, April 18 (contact Kathy Person at 873-2929). Reservations are being taken for a 13day Alaska Tour and Cruise Aug. 31-Sept. 12. The cruise is on the Island Princess, with land lodging at Princess Lodges. The five-day land tour is to Fairbanks, Denali Part, Mount McKinley, and Anchorage. There is also a seven-day cruise from Whittaker to Vancouver, B.C., and includes these visits: Hubbard Glacier; Glacier Bay National Park; Skagway; Juneau; and Ketchikan. Cruise/land rates include transfer to the Orlando Airport and airfare; there is an additional cost for insurance. A deposit of 20 percent of the cruise/land fare is due at the time reservations made. For full information and rates for all cabin classes, call Inge Gaitch at 352-237-7428 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. only, Monday-Friday.OTOW SoftballThe Great Clips team is beginning to make its move to stay on top and have now pulled away from the Dr. Dunn team by four games, which is beginning to falter as the team lost the last two games. The Dr. Dunn team is in jeopardy of going further down as Florida Eye has crept within one game of the second place team and have shown some power hitting as of late. Amazingly enough, the Cebert Wealth team, despite all of its injuries, has managed to win some games and are now in fourth place. How long that will last is anyones guess, as they are only one game ahead of the Tee Pee Tire team and its young players from Stone Creek Still struggling is the Wise Way team, which at times shows signs of improving with wins over the stronger teams. The team has improved with an addition to their infield at third base, but the injuries have burdened them throughout the year. Perhaps the warmer weather will help to jump start some of the teams. TEAMWONLOST Great Clips-Angelo228 Dr. Dunn-Marty 1812 Florida Eye-Roger1713 Cebert Wealth-Bill1218 Tee Pee Tire-Ke1119 Wiseway-Jimmy 921Master the PossibilitiesMaster the Possibilities will continue its ninth year of the Visiting Scholars program next week. On Thursday, March 8, you can meet our Pulitzer Prize-winning neighbor Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Art, travel sports and lectures OTOW HAPPENINGS PLEASESEEOTOW PAGE28 VFW Post 4781 happeningsFish fry on second and fourth Fridays of every month, served from 4 to 6 p.m. Wings and shrimp boats on the first, third and fourth Friday of Friday of every month, served from 4 to 6 p.m. Bingo is played every Monday and Thursday with early bird games starting at 11:30. Lunch is available to bingo players and is also served in the Canteen. Lunches are available until 1:30 p.m. V-burgers with beer specials is on the last Tuesday of every month, served from 4 to 6 p.m. Surf and turf is held the last Saturday of every month, served from 4 to 6 p.m. Bar bingo is held in the Canteen every Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. Food is available. March 13 Ladies Auxiliary Dinner is served from 4:30 to 6:30. Please call or drop by to reserve your tickets. March 17 St. Patricks dinner, will be served from 4:30 to 6:30. Please stop by the Canteen to pick up your tickets. Get your tickets early as they sell out fast. Karaoke in the Canteen every Friday and Saturday starting at 7 p.m. Call 352-873-4781 who is scheduled for the month. To participate in Canteen activities you must be a member or a signed in guest. 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 000AOTB YOURS TRULY CARDS & GIFTS 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 Fine Jewelry, Watches, Giftware & Repairs Custom Designs and Redesigns Appraisals Gem Identifications Buy Old Gold Estate Jewelry 000AKR4 Gem Galleria Jewelers for life s special moments Yes we do... www.gemgalleriajewelers.com 8441 SW SR 200 Ste 101 HOURS: M-F 9-5 SAT 9-1 GOLF CART ACCESSIBLE 237-2240 PAT & RICH LAUGEN Gemologist, AJP, Goldsmith 6333 SW SR200 854-6622 6333 SW SR200 854-6622 B ETWEEN Q UEEN OF P EACE C HURCH AND F LOWERS B AKERY B ETWEEN Q UEEN OF P EACE C HURCH AND F LOWERS B AKERY Buying All Rolex Watches Bring All Wristwatches For Our Offer B UYING R OLEX AND W RISTWATCHES 18K Presidential Submariner Two-Tone Daytona Old Rolexes Mens & Ladies 000AP4Y B UYING S CRAP G OLD Any Item Any Condition S ILVER C OINS G OLD C OINS Silver Coins 1964 or Before... 10 S TERLING S ILVER Tea Sets, Bowls, Jewelry, Antique Wanted Engagement Rings Buying Diamonds 1/4 CT TO 20 CT D IAMONDS W ANTED We Buy All Resaleable Jewelry B UYING A NYTHING P LATINUM 000APR5 Representing Ocala area residents for over 39 years The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements Before you decide, ask us to send free written information about our qualifications and experience. 237-9225 W.E. BISHO P J R. Attorney At Law Admitted to the Florida Bar in 1965 ESTATE PLANNING WILLS TRUSTS and PROBATE REAL ESTATE CORPORATIONS 7743 S.W. S.R. 200 Next to the Mulch & Stone Emporium 000AOW7 Time Round 2 nd Across from Jasmine Plaza located in Neighborhood Retail 7256 SW 62nd Ave. Suite 4 352-433-8378 000APCA 2nd Time Around Furniture & Home Decor Consignment Wise Way Auto Sales, Inc. 9045 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala, FL 352-861-9473 For all your transportation needs, the only way, the Wise Way! Specializing in the like new cars without the hassles of a new car dealer! 000AP2M FRIENDSHIP CENTER 8441 SW SR 200, #113 Ocala, FL 34481 (352) 237-4635 Fax: (352) 861-4646 CHELSEA SQUARE 3233 E. Silver Springs Blvd. Ocala, FL 34470 (352) 694-5003 Fax: (352) 694-6003 dB Hearing Solutions Hearing Solutions Darryl Pennington Board Certified Owner/Operator 000AOVG 000APC1 The Dressing Room #1 Resale of Ladies Fine Apparel, Formal Wear, Bridal Wear, and Jewelry Dressing Room Across from Jasmine Plaza located in Neighborhood Retail The 352-237-5478 7256 SW 62nd Ave. Suite 3 000AP4Z Senior Living where... Our Family is Committed to Yours. Assisted Living Memory Care 9070 SW 80th Ave., Ocala, FL 34481 (352) 861-4444 ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY #9441 Magic Touch Salon 352-854-2111 Full Service Salon Walk-ins Always Welcome Located in the Friendship Center 000AP2Q 000AP2T Willits Financial Services, Inc. Phone: 352-368-7739 Cell: 352-275-6583 000AOV6 Your Full Service Jeweler HRS: M-F 9-5 SAT 9-1 Fine Jewelry Fast Repairs Patricia & Richard Laugen Gemologist AJP Goldsmith Friendship Center 8441 SW SR 200 Ste 101 237-2240 C USTOM D ESIGNS R EPAIRS W ATCH & C LOCK R EPAIRS A PPRAISALS N EXT T O F RIENDSHIP B ARBERS G e m G a l l e r i a J e w e l e r s Gem Galleria Jewelers B U Y I N G G O L D B U Y I N G G O L D BUYING GOLD F.W.H. & Associates A Contracted General Agency INDIVIDUALS & FAMILY PERSONAL INSURANCE Health Insurance for All Ages Disability Income Insurance Dental Insurance Life Insurance Group Insurance Seniors 854-2100 7651 SW Hwy 200 Ste 108 Circle Square Plaza Ocala 000APT3 BlueCross BlueShield of Florida An Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association For a quote visit us at: thefloridahealthinsuranceexchange.com 000AOU9 CARDS AND GIFTS Every Card 50% Off Every Day Best Selection of Greeting Cards in Marion County P OST O FFICE F LORIDA L OTTERY F AX C OPIES S TORE 352-854-1970 F AX 352-854-6186 8449 SW SR 200 S UITE 135 Unique & Unusual Gifts from: Sarahs Angel Willow Tree Jim Shore NOA Precious Moments Rhythm Clocks Snowbabies Annaleece 000APB6 L OCAL S H O P L OCAL S HO L OCAL D INE L OCAL L OCAL B E L OCAL Support Your Neighborhood Businesses www.westmba.com

PAGE 3

corned beef and ham sandwiches plus some side fixings, and, as always, dessert and a beverage. Tickets were sold Feb. 29 and March 1. Cost is $8 per person. Time is 6 p.m. and music by George. Looking on to April there will be a dance on the 21st, $5 at the door. Then on April 29 (Sunday afternoon), there will be an Ice Cream Social, $3 per person. Entertainment by the Songbirds will be provided. Time is 2:30 p.m. If you like meeting new friends and neighbors please try to attend these functions that the social committee works so hard to put on. Pancake time again!The March pancake breakfast is Saturday the 31st. Mark your calendar so you can enjoy seeing your friends and meeting some new ones, $3 each for pancakes, French toast sausages, juice, coffee or tea. See you there and like most of the activities in Spruce Creek North, the pancake breakfast is open to all communities that would like to attend. Community Garage salesBarb Turner reports that the SCN community garage sales are scheduled for the end of May or first part of June. Residents it is time to gather all those goodies that you no longer need or want. Watch for exact days and times. Walking or riding at nightMake sure when you are walking or riding early in the morning or at night that you carry a flashlight or reflectors, plus lights on your bike as the drivers cannot see you, You do not want to be a fatality.Hearing Seminar Dont forget to sign up at the SCN clubhouse for March 21. DB Hearing will hold their seminar at 4 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Newest technology in hearing aids will be discussed. Hope you plan to attend. Thank You BettyMy many thanks go to Betty Testa for her thoughtfulness. One classy lady! Oak Run Elephant Sale On Feb. 4, Oak Run hosted another great White Elephant sale. It started at 10 a.m. and the place was packed with people looking for bargains and there were plenty of them. Hubby Jim and I always make sure to attend these sales (usually twice a year). Good clean items and very friendly people. The food was excellent as usual. If you ever get a chance to go to these sales please go, you wont be disappointed.Get well, get well!Many get well wishes go to Jan Holloway and to Sadie Horton who will be 100 years old in May. We wish them a quick recovery.Good-bye to Wilma All her neighbors and friends had to say good-bye to Wilma Barchey as she moved back to Pennsylvania. Wilma was born and married in Pennsylvania She and her hubby Blair retired to SCN over 24 years ago. They were active in many things in SCN for many years. Sadly Blair passed away 2004. Life was not easy for Wilma but she kept herself occupied in many activities like Mah Jongg, Bingo, Euchre and many others. Many neighbors took her out to dinners, lunches etc. to say their good-byes. We all wish her happiness back in the state she was born. Happy 60th anniversaryThe 23rd of this month my husband Jim and I will celebrate our 60th wedding anniversary. Thank you Jim for 60 wonderful years! Hope to have a few (thousand) more! Jan Liberio resides in Spruce Creek North with her hubby Jim. Friday, March 2, 2012 ~ 3 www.smcitizen.com 26 ~ Friday, March 2, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Tomyn We have discussed the need to have privatization of custodial services to privatization of transportation. We have to look at what were offering. Were teaching our students for jobs that do not exist yet. Wagoner Under my leadership we have privatization custodial and privatization of transportation. Anything tied to our core business, we need to see if someone can do it better. Q What about the proposal to go to a four-day week? Tomyn Lets hope we dont go to it. It was deemed by the state that we could not save money (state paying only four days of transportation). Its certainly not worth the disruption. Wagoner Its not a very good idea. Q How do you stand on vouchers? Wagoner I dont mind competition. We should design our schools so parents are clawing to get back in. Having a choice is OK. Tomyn Our school systems have evolved a great deal. Schools of choice are already here. Charter schools have to have the same accountability. For vouchers, I want to be very cautious. Students and teachers must be held to the same standards. Q Do you favor elected or appointed superintendent? Tomyn I believe in the power of democracy. An elected superintendent is the only thing I am familiar with. Twice the voters have declined to make it appointed. If the school board puts it on the ballot, I can argue for that if thats the direction the board wants to go. Wagoner Its a decision you all should make at the polls. Q How do you face the challenge of unfunded mandates? Wagoner The problem is Tallahassee is full of lobbyists who are still very powerful. We have to find ways to be successful under present conditions. T I agree. Were obligated to follow the rules and regulations the state gives us. Q Schools now provide various meals. How do you feel about that? Tomyn We do have a very sophisticated approval process. We want to help those who are needy. We can do a good job of verifying. Wagoner I really cant punish a child for the behavior of the parents. Its an interesting issue. Food service operates like a business, with profit and loss statements. Q What about studying the founding fathers and the Constitution? Wagoner I think we do a good job in that area, we bring a veteran into the classroom. All too often were just tested in reading, math, science. Tomyn We do teach American history, founding fathers and the Constitution. Geography, civics and history in the middle schools, in the high schools American history, world history and American Government. Q I filled in at a classroom last December, and the 11th graders didnt know about Pearl Harbor. Tomyn I know it is part of the curriculum. Wagoner Im shocked. Q Teachers cant teach when you have lack of discipline. Tomyn We have no place in our schools (for those students), they need to be moved or even expelled. Wagoner I cant make parents be parents. We have a strong code of student conduct. Its more of an issue on the bus then in the classroom. If you fight on the bus, you shouldnt ride the rest of the year. Q About public comments at board meetings not being shown on TV. Wagoner Thats a decision the board makes. Im open to have public comment on TV. Tomyn The public should have an opportunity to speak at the appropriate time. Q Why a black history month? Why not just teach about blacks as part of all American history. Tomyn -We do teach all history. All of our schools have done something (for black history month). Wagoner We teach American history. Q We spend beyond six figures on public information. What do you think of having a spokesman? Wagoner As far as PR is concerned, we need to look at how were doing that. Tomyn The public information officer is important. Hes also now managing the TV operation. Q What about complying with the class size amendment? Tomyn Well keep our class sizes to the required number. We cant afford the penalty. Wagoner Smaller is not necessarily better when you have a great teacher. Q What about coaches and administrative supplements? Tomyn These are some of the greatest dropout programs. Wagoner -Theyre really as important as curriculum. We can still offer those programs with resources if we allocate correctly. (Both candidates said they didnt care about the superintendent supplement, although the superintendent salary is set by the state). FINAL REMARKS Tomyn -I enjoy listening. It helps me formulate ideas. I do not feel entitled, but qualified. Wagoner I understand it is a serious business. Nothing is more important than a great education. The system is broken and we need to change that. DEBATECONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Marions Most Wanted Tanisha Dennard 29, felony bench warrant for failure to appear arraignment count 1 driving while license revoked as habitual offender. Allen Dones 35, felony violation of probation grand theft 300 L/5,000. Robert Murillo 45, felony bench warrant for failure to appear drug court count 1 dealing in stolen property; felony bench warrant for failure to appear drug court count 1 possession of cocaine Cecelia Rebstock 48, felony violation of probation forgery/uttering, grand theft 300 L/5,000. Charles Washington 28, felony bench warrant for failure to appear status conference count 1 drive while license revoked as habitual offender; count 2 dui impairment or dubal 15 or above; count 3 leave scene of crash property damage only. Curtis Williams 26, felony warrant count 1 witness intimidation (3rd fel); count 2 battery. SCN CONTINUED FROM PAGE 24 000AOEZ 8602 SW Highway 200, Next to Little Joeys in Big Lots Shopping Center Ocala, FL 34481 www.drcoinshop.com drcoinshop@gmail.com STORE HOURS: MON.-FRI. 10AM-6PM, SAT. & SUN. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY We Are Always Buying: Selling: American Eagles (Gold & Silver) Bullion Maple Leafs (Gold & Silver) Philharmonics (Gold & Silver) Numismatic Coins Coin Supplies Chinese Pandas (Gold & Silver) CALL US TODAY! 352-817-6564 FREE Appraisals In-Store or In-Home Unwanted Broken Jewelry Sterling Silver Jewelry Sterling Silver Flatware Silver Dollars Pre-1964 90% U.S. Coins Gold Coins (All Types U.S. & Foreign) All Types Silver & Gold Rounds & Bars NGC/PCGS Graded Coins American Eagles 000AAVY IRELANDS NO. 1 BALLAD GROUP 8 Gold Albums! ALL THE HITS RARE OULD TIMES FERRYMAN FLIGHT OF EARLS PUNCH & JUDY MAN RIGHT ALL RIGHT DUBLIN IN MY TEARS MOLLY MALONE RAISE THE ROOF CRAIC AND THE PORTER BLACK appearing at Saturday, March 10, 2012 2 PM Show Curtis Peterson Auditorium All Seats Reserved $20 Tickets available at the American Irish Club, Rt 490, Lecanto Starting January 30th (Directly across from St. Scholastica Church & Pope John Paul II Catholic School) Monday-Saturday 10 AM to 2 PM For Information Call Carol At 352-341-3603 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 J a s m i n e P l a z a 3 5 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 Jasmine Plaza 352-401-0001 6 1 6 0 S W S R 2 0 0 U n i t 1 0 4 O c a l a F l o r i d a 3 4 4 7 6 6160 SW SR 200 Unit 104 Ocala, Florida 34476 S T O R E H O U R S : T U E S F R I 1 0 5 S A T 1 0 2 STORE HOURS: TUES.-FRI. 10-5 SAT. 10-2 Readers Choice Winner Jewelry Store 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 www.jandjjewelersocala.com Affordable New & Estate Jewelry 000AMMD A l l r e p a i r s d o n e o n p r e m i s e s A l l r e p a i r s d o n e o n p r e m i s e s All repairs done on premises. B ATTERIES $ 8 00 + tax 000AQ6E M i l l e n n i u m H a i r S a l o n Open Monday thru Saturday Walk-Ins Welcome 11100 SW 93rd, Ct, Rd., Next to I HOP on 200 3 5 2 2 3 7 3 6 7 6 N O W A C E R T I F I E D G O L D W E L L C O L O R S A L O N Color, Cut $ 45 95 With coupon. Expires 3/8/12 With coupon. Expires 3/8/12 Perm, Cut $ 42 95 Shampoo, Haircut $ 13 95 With coupon. Expires 3/8/12 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 000ANGE 000AHPD CCC1327264 HI2378 WELL KEEP YOU SHELTERED FROM THE STORM! rjroofinginc@yahoo.com Authorized Installer Citrus County 352-726-7006 Marion County 352-622-7006 FAX 352-726-7031 Toll Free 888-726-7006 FREE 32 FLAT SCREEN T V with any re roof or metal ro of Expires 3/31/12 INC Commercial Residential

PAGE 4

M arion Landing will be holding a Craft Fair on Saturday, March 31, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Lifestyle Center will be set up with wall-towall crafters selling a variety of handcrafted items including jewelry, handbags, shell art, macram plant hangers, mosaic wall hangings, floral arrangements, quilts, paintings, beautiful lighted wine bottles and glass blocks, photography, assorted Christmas items, and much more. Refreshments will be available and will include coffee, tea and donuts in the morning and hot dogs, chips and beverages for lunch, proceeds of which benefit the communitys Sunshine fund. We hope everyone can come down on Saturday, March 31, and join us. Its fun to see all the different projects, and we appreciate the communitys support of our local crafters, said Merry Anne Krell, Craft Fair chairperson. This event is free and open to the public. Registration for Senior Games due todayRegistration for the Marion Landing Senior Games is due today. 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 to the Activities Office by 2 p.m. today. 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. Sunshine fundraiser tickets Tickets are going fast for Sunshines St. Patricks Games Party on Wednesday, March 14, at the Lifestyle Center. Tickets are $6 each, and the last day to purchase them is Tuesday, March 6, at the Social. 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 12:00 lunch of Reubens, chips and pickles, lemonade, coffee and cake; and the games will begin at 1 p.m. 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. They will be on display at the Tuesday Social. Tickets for the Chinese auction are $1 each or 5 for $3 and can be purchased either at the Social or the day of the Games Party. Get ready for an afternoon of fun, but get your tickets soon as seating is limited. Landing Lites pops 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 Friday, March 2, 2012 ~ 25 www.smcitizen.com 4~ Friday, March 2, 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 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 AFFORDABLE MOVING & Lawncare LLC Across town or across the U.S.A. No job to BIG or SMALLwe do it all.FLAT RATE PRICES FL#IM1978 352-870-1394 AFFORDABLEMOVINGUSA.COM Announcements NOVENA TO ST. CLAIRE Ask St. Claire for 3 favors: 1 business, 2 impossible personal. Say 9 Hall Marys for 9 days with a lighted candle. Pray whether you beilve or not. Publish it on the 9th day. 9 Days -May the Sacred heart of Jesus be praised, adored, glorified and loved today and everyday throughout the world forever and ever. Amen Your request will be granted not matter how impssible it may seem. BJF ST JUDE NOVENA may the sacred heart of Jesus be adored, glorified, loved and preserved throughout the world now and forever. Sacred Heart of Jesus pray for us. St. Jude worker of miracles pray for us. St. Jude Help of the Hopeless pray for us. Say this prayer nine times per day by the eighth day your prayers will be answered. It has never been known to fail. Publication must be promised. Thank You St. Jude for all prayers answered.MR Medical Dental Assistant 30 hours a week Certified and Experience, Coleman Area 1-800-469-4467 Simply advertise in the Classifieds and get results quickly!How To Make Your Car Disappear... CALL 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 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 General Help CUSTOMER RELATIONS*Call Now!* Looking to fill immediate positions. Training, 401(k), medical. No exp. necessary. $550-$800 a week. Call Karen 352-436-4460 Immediate Opening Recycling Center/Recovered Material Processing Plant now looking for Manager. Must have experience in Management/Sales /Scheduling out bound loads/Multiple Computer programs. Must have a clean Drivers License. Top Pay for the right person. Apply in person @ 711 S. Adolph Pt, Lecanto, Fl. Bring resume 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 Auctions 2 AUCTIONS THURS. Mar ch 1, 3PM Outside Auction Loads of fresh Estate furn., household, tools, dolls, toys, row after row of adventurous treasures still unloading. COME & sneak a peak AT Antique! SUN. Mar ch 4 Antique & Collectible Prev 10AM Auction 1PM Primitives, signed glass, instruments incl. dulcimers, Longaberger picnic, advertising, coins, jewelry, vint/coll toys, ++ SEE the web DudleysAuction.com 4000 S. Fla. Ave. (US 41-S) Inverness (352) 637-9588 AB1667-AU2246 12% BP-2% ca.disc Furniture White wicker desk and chair $25. (352) 509-4733 Garage/ Yard Sales MAJESTIC OAKSSW 89th Street Saturday March 3, 8am-12Noon TREASURES GALORE!!! General A-1 BUYER! Old Costume Jewelry, Items of Value, Antiques, Fishing Mens Watches, Guns352-344-3809 Sporting Goods CLUB CAR GOLF CART W/CANOPY AND SIDE CURTAINS-EXCELLENT CONDITION $1000 FIRM (352) 873-0005 Wanted to Buy Ca$h for Old StuffJewelry, Military, Knives, Toys, Tools, Magazines, Coins & Iron SkilletsCall for Info (352) 237-2478 or (352) 682-6003 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 Sale or Rent LECANTO 55+ FOR RENT OR SALE 1/1, Furnished $525. 2/2, Furnished $550. 352-287-9175, 746-1189 Rent: Houses Unfurnished 55+ SPRUCE CREEK NORTH2 Bd/2Ba/2 car gar. excel. cond. screen lanai Immed. occupancy $650 mo. Includes ammenities (352) 266-0516. 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. L ET U S W ORK F OR Y OU CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403S OUTH M ARION C ITIZEN C LASSIFIEDSG ET R ESULTS! Dunnellon 10 ACRES w/2 Houses one block, one doublewide. $175K 352-854-5564 352-465-2159 Marion County Homes For Sale By Owner Retirement Community Home 2/2 Italian tile floors Carpet in bedrooms + den, stainless steel appliances, fans, enclosed lanai, overside garage, landscaped, (352) 291-2795 Vehicles Wanted BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$200 & UP (352) 771-6191 WE BUY ANY VEHICLEPerfect Cond. or Not Titled,No title, No problem. Paying up to $25K any make, any model Call A.J. 813-335-3794/ 531-4298 Cars We BUY Cars, Trucks Vans & SUVs, lic/Ins hogstenautosales .com (352) 867-9057 Classic Vehicles AUTO SWAP/ Corral CAR SHOW Sumter County Fairgrounds SUMTER SWAPMEETS MARCH 4th, 2012 1-800-438-8559 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 Handyman Steves Handyman Service (352) 854-4927 000ANGJ Home/Office Cleaning Let Me Do The Dirty Work 4 U House Cleaning LOURIE JACKSON (352)433-5292 (352)245-3001 lourieann1973 @gmail.com References Avail. Moving/ Hauling AFFORDABLE MOVING & Lawncare LLC Across town or across the U.S.A. No job to BIG or SMALLwe do it all.FLAT RATE PRICES FL#IM1978 352-870-1394 AFFORDABLEMOVINGUSA.COM Pressure Cleaning Lees Pressure Washing Quality work at low prices! 352-489-6786 L ET U S W ORK F OR Y OU CALL TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403South Marion CitizenClassifieds Get Results! Read the classifieds Craft Fair March 31 at Lifestyle Center M ARION LANDING D B Diane Bress Marion Landing resident and Landing Lites accompanist Joann Shaw donated four military flags to the Westport Army JROTC Flag and Spin Team in memory of her recently-deceased husband, Cpl. John W. Shaw, U.S. Army 1951-1953 (pictured above). The Flag and Spin Team is part of the Landing Lites Pops Concert which will be held on Saturday, March 10, at 7 p.m. in the Lifestyle Center. PLEASESEELANDING PAGE6 Next time you see Eve, thank her for all she does and give her a Cherrywood hug. She sure deserves it. Saint Pattys Day at CherrywoodOn March 17, put on your Kelly Green attire and join your friends and neighbors for a night of celebration. St. Patricks Day is when everyone becomes Irish for a day to enjoy the myths and merriment of Celtic culture. Tickets are available from Geri for this night of music and entertainment by Rich Becotte and others. Bring your liquid refreshment of choice and come join the Colleens and Harps (Irish for Gals and Guys) for an evening of fun and dance. Only $3 admission per person provides party goers with music; finger foods, and coffee or lemonade. Vets Breakfast:Did you know that S.O.S. is not just a distress call? It is also the abbreviation for a military breakfast dish. You can learn all about and taste this delicious breakfast meal on Saturday, March 31, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Veterans Club breakfast. Also included are scrambled eggs, sausage, juice, fruit and juice, plus coffee and tea of course. The breakfast coincides with the first Fun in the Sun Games sponsored by the Social Committee, which starts at 1 p.m. on the same date. Breakfast is only $3.50 and proceeds go to sponsor the many worthwhile Veterans Club charities. Make a date to get your tickets early because this event is always a sell out. See Geri or contact Bill Mahar for tickets. From your reporter If you have an idea for a story; an opinion about this column or a question, please feel free to e-mail urperssec@yahoo.com. Your comments are always welcome. CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 18 Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com John M. Boyett, Jr. Financial Advisor Free Investment Reviews 352-237-2008 800-757-3129 8441 SW Hwy. 200, Ste. 119 Ocala Fl 34481 www.edwardjones.com Member SIP C 000AO92 000AP9W SOD 857-0461 000AMVU Airport Transportation Service to all Florida airports and seaports Door to door service On your schedule 24/7 OCALA SMART TRANSPORTATION 352-615-0399 www.ocala-smart-transportation.com The one you know 000APB3 FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED H a i r & N a i l s Hair & Nails H a i r & N a i l s Hair & Nails C ALL 237-7020 FOR APPT W h e r e e v e r y s e r v i c e i s a n e x p e r i e n c e Where every service is an experience S T U D I O 2 0 0 S T U D I O 2 0 0 STUDIO 200 F U L L S E R V I C E S A L O N FULL SERVICE SALON Perms Coupon Expires 3/29/12 Includes Cut & Style Cannot be combined with other offers. Must present coupon W ALK INS WELCOME LOCATED IN CANOPY OAK PLAZA CANADIAN MEDS 000AOE5 Quality Medications, Low Prices Viagra 100mg $4.00 ea. P lavix 75mg 100 ct $77.00 Nexium 40mg 100 ct. $88.00 Boniva 3 pills $69.00 WE SHIP ANYWHERE IN THE U.S.A. Call for a FREE quote today 7380 SW 60th Ave., Ste #1, Ocala 237-0021 Locally Owned and Operated NEW CUSTOMERS PRESENT THIS AD AND GET $10 OFF! On RX Drugs Representing Ocala area residents for over 39 years The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements Before you decide, ask us to send free written information about our qualifications and experience. 237-9225 W.E. BISHO P J R. Attorney At Law Admitted to the Florida Bar in 1965 ESTATE PLANNING WILLS TRUSTS and PROBATE REAL ESTATE CORPORATIONS 7743 S.W. S.R. 200 Next to the Mulch & Stone Emporium 000AM19 000AORQ

PAGE 5

Friday, March 2, 2012 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 24 ~ Friday, March 2, 2012 www.smcitizen.com S pruce Creek Norths Social Committee is the heart of the community. Cindy Hutchins has been president of this committee for more than seven years and a member for more than 15 years. She is responsible for organizing all the events that go on all year long. (Not an easy job!) Her helpers include Fern Eberly, secretary, plus member for 23 years. Treasurer is Joan Laliberty, a 17-year member. Vice president is Cindy Congdon, more than 10year member. Her other valued members are Dot Whiting, a 23-year member, Jack Lepper, also a 23-year member, Audrey Martin has served 15 years, Doris Scheitlin 10 years, Joan McCarthy 10 years, Jean Opferkuch more than 20 years, Joyce Svilokos more than 10 years. Ann Brennan is a new member. Lori Littleton has helped for many years making the posters for the different events plus has helped out in different areas when she is able. The committee meets the first Tuesday of each month (except for election month) at 1 p.m. This is a very hard-working dedicated group as you can see by the years they have served.Valentine dance and partyThe SCN Valentine Dance was held on Feb. 18 with more than 40 people attending. A three-piece band performed for the residents dancing pleasures. Desserts and coffee were served. Coming up on March 10 will be a St. Patricks celebration with dancing plus Social Committee is heart of community S PRUCE C REEK NORTH J L Jan Liberio Standing, from left, Jack Lepper, Audrey Martin, Ann Brennan, Joan Mc Carthy, Doris Scheitlin and Dot Whiting; seated, Cindy Hutchins, and Joan Laliberty. Unavailable for photo were Jean Opferkuch, Joyce Svilokos, Fern Eberly, Lori Littleton and Cindy Congdon. PLEASESEESCN PAGE26 Ken Halderman (352) 237-4488 10641 SW 80th Ave., Ocala Open Houses Sun. & Mon. 12:00 2:00 Ask for Ken A S K A B O U T N O M O N E Y D O W N V A O R F H A F I N A N C I N G Heritage Realty 000APHU Homes are selling! Now is the time to list! 2/2/1 home with carport, newer carpet in house. Has inside laundry located in a gated 55+ community. Furniture and appliances are included. Will make a great retirement home in a very active community. Dont wait, this will go fast. MLS #356004 $53,900 2/2/1 and half garage, laminate floor and tile in baths and kitchen. E xcellent condition, screen/vinyl patio, fresh paint nice landscaped, furniture is offered with full price. L ocated in gated 55+ community, great place to retire, many activities for the residents. MLS #357164 P rice $56,000 2/2/1 Royal model, carpet and tile on floor inside laundry and a built-in pantry, very clean and ready to move in. Located in a gated 55+ community home. Has a 32x9 screen vinyl room to enjoy the backyard. House backs to woods. Will make a great retirement home. MLS #357661 $66,500. HOMES ARE SELLING FAST. MAKE SURE YOU LIST. 2/2 frame and vinyl siding home has newer roof and air, home has fresh coat of paint, all appliances stay. H as a screen and vinyl lanai, chain link fence, inside laundry, located in a gated 55+ community. MLS #363315 $59,000 2/2/2 Cocos model with screen enclosed room overlooking yard which backs up to Oak Run. Home is in movein condition with nice carpet & vinyl floor covering inside laundry and large two car garage with opener. All appliances stay. Located in a gated 55+ community. Great winter home with parking for R/V for residents. MLS #340810 $79,900 Outstanding 3/2/2 Spinosa Model home, features split bedroom plan, family room and formal dining room. Tile and laminated floors, carpet in dining room and bedrooms, in side laundry front loading washer and dryer, large kitchen, three door refrigerator. Located in a gated 55+ community. Beautiful land scaping has great curb appeal. MLS#366076 $84,900 PENDING 2/1/1 home carpet and tile on floor 12/9. L anai on rear of house, has newer roof, air. V ery nice maintained home, located in a gated 55+ community. G reat home for a winter home or year around retirement home. P alm C ay has a heated pool. MLS 368856 $41,900 2/2/1 home in great condition. T ile in dining area, kitchen and baths, laminated in bedrooms and living room, inside laundry. N ewer roof, oversized garage. L ocated in a gated 55+ community. MLS 367677 $61,500 2/2/1 R oyal model home, large kitchen inside laundry. B ath rooms have been upgraded, new paint, screen lanai. N ewer air located in gated 55+community. MLS #364155 $59,900 Beautiful 2/2/1 custom built home. E njoy a large F lorida 14/19 with custom windows kitchen, bath rooms have been updated. H ome is on a corner lot located in a gated 55+ community P alm C ay has a heated pool for the residents. H ome is offered com pletely furnished. N ewer roof and air. MLS 368961 $89,900 PENDING 000AI0K Quality Furniture Decor Items Collectibles Estate Liquidation We Also Buy Pick-Up & Delivery Available Renaissance Room Monday Saturday 9:30 6:00 7380 SW 60th Ave. Airport Road Directly Behind Jasmine Plaza Est. 1993 A CONSIGNMENT SHOP 854-7022 New Merchandise Arriving Daily At 000AOSX W i s d o Family Medicine Wisdo is Welcoming NEW PATIENTS! (352) 622-9007 Call Today For Appointment Providing Comprehensive Healthcare For The Entire Family Monday Friday 8 A M 5 P M Christine A. Kogoy P.A.-C 2118 SW 20th PL Suite 102, Ocala 34471 (Off of SW 19th Ave. Rd.) BCBS, Blue Options, Cigna, United Health Care, Aetna, Tricare, Medicare and most insurances accepted/billed. Dr. James John Wisdo, D.O. www.wisdofamilymedicine.com 000AOKN 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. $ 4,595 15 to choose from 000APFH 8810 SW SR 200 Suite 107, Kingsland Plaza Across from Pine Run352-291-7626 Mon. Fri. 9am-5pm, Sat. 9am 2pm Thank You for your business, we strive to make our customers satisfied.Same Day Service Guaranteed 6-V T605 only $ 539 8-V T875 only $ 639 12-V T1275 only $ 639 H OME OF THE G REAT D EALS Free Pick-up within 10 miles Remanufactured Warranty 2009 Club Car Precedent 2012 Club Car $ 5,295 from Carts from $1,895 10% Discount to Veterans labor & parts 6-V P2000 only $ 475 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 000AOWB 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 3/9/12 FREE TIRE ROTATION With Oil Change Up to 5 qts. oil. 5W20, 5W30 or 15W40 $ 21 95 $ 10 00 OFF Shims & Parts Extra Call for appointment Must present coupon. Offer good at St. Rd. 200 location only. Not valid w/any other offer. Expires 3/9/12 We know tires Dare to compare 4 Wheel Alignment 000AON3 873-6100 Royal Palms Plaza 854-8787 Oak Run REAL ESTATE CORP Community Resales Dec c See each MLS # at www.DeccaRealEstate.com ***OAK RUN BIG OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, MAR. 4 1-3 P.M.*** Get MAPS to ALL 23 Homes at the 3 Gates & Sales Office 8026 SW 115th Loop 2/2/2, 1225 sq. ft. CBS Sausalito Woodside Lou Serago 804-0159 $70,000 MLS#366979 $87,500 MLS#364012 7908 SW 115th Loop 1/2/1+Den, 1068 sq. ft. CBS Sausalito The Preserve John Kapioski 208-1635 $89,900 MLS#354793 11460 SW 85th Court 2/2/2, 1528 sq. ft. Frame Expanded Newport NBD 7 Jim Petticrew 216-5852 8094 SW 108th Loop 3/2/2, 2002 sq. ft., frame St. Augustine NBD 10 JaeDen Team JaeAnn 615-8794 Dennis 615-8731 7417 SW 115th Pl. 3/2/2, 1471 sq. ft. CBS Saratoga Hillside Charlie Takesian 352-207-9588 11299 SW 78th Circle 2/2/2, w/Den, 1543 sq. ft. CBS Montclair Timbergate John Kapioski 208-1635 11638 SW 70th Court 3/2/2, 1597 sq. ft. CBS Doral Great Room Golfview Lois Lane 789-4516 10958 SW. 69th Cir. 3/2/2, 1769 sq. ft. CBS Martinque Crescent Oaks Pat McCullough 299-6688 $63,500 MLS#363596 8110 SW 108th Pl. Road 2/2/1.5, 992 sq. ft. Frame Exp. Savannah NBD 5 Jerry Brooks 274-0930 8445 SW 109th Street 2/1/1, 912 sq. ft. Frame York NBD 3 Jerry Brooks 274-0930 $49,500 MLS#363958 $59,950 MLS#360032 10966 SW 86th Terrace 2/2/1, 1100 sq. ft. Frame Dogwood NBD 2 Barbara Cernera 812-0626 $69,900 MLS#363838 10897 SW 80th Court 2/2/1, 1224 sq. ft. Frame Charleston NBD 5 Lou Serago 804-0159 6709 SW 112th Street 2/2/1.5, 1083 sq. ft. CBS Dover Fairway Oaks Peggy Simpson 208-6554 7887 SW 115th Loop 3/2/2, 1495 sq. ft. CBS Chesapeake The Preserve John Kapioski 208-1635 10925 SW 69th Circle 2/2/1.5, 1262 sq. ft. CBS Key West Crescent Oaks Louise Pace 361-4312 7953 SW 115th Loop 3/2/2, 1589 sq. ft. CBS Biscayne Villa The Preserves Pat Stimmel 895-5160 11218 SW 73rd Circle 2/2/2+Den, 1362 sq. ft. CBS Turnberry The Fountains John Kapioski 208-1635 11398 SW 69th Circle 2/2/2, 1245 sq. ft. CBS Greenbrier Baytree Greens Patty Dougherty 502-3096 11476 SW 78th Circle 2/2/2, 1300 sq. ft. CBS Nantucket Timbergate Louise Pace 361-4312 HOMES ARE ARRANGED BY PRICE FROM (1) LOWEST TO (28) HIGHEST T he number in the left hand corner of the picture shows the homes location on the map given out at Oak Run Security gates. For More Information, Call Our Offices At 352-854-8787 Or 352-873-6100 10982 SW 69th Circle 3/2/2, 1755 sq. ft. CBS Yorkshire Crescent Oaks Barbara Cernera 812-0626 11613 SW 69th Circle 3/2/2, 2127 sq. ft. CBS Expanded Monaco Baytree Greens Patty Dougherty 502-3096 $188,900 MLS#368580 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 #11 #12 #13 #14 #15 #16 #17 #18 #20 $99,000 MLS#357134 $110,500 MLS#338487 $99,999 MLS#364038 $115,300 MLS#364021 $119,900 MLS#366333 $124,900 MLS#368269 $125,000 MLS#368925 $126,500 MLS#368167 $129,000 MLS#364776 $132,00 MLS#365944 $134,000 MLS#354740 $139,000 MLS#368940 #19 $144,900 MLS#367334 11725 SW 72nd Circle 2/2/2 w/Den, 1787 sq. ft. CBS Tahiti Laurel Oaks Lois Lane 789-4516 $195,000 MLS#365067 7094 SW 106th Place 3/2/2, 1915 sq. ft. CBS Tuscany Model Homes Eagles Point Jim Petticrew 216-5852 11103 SW 73rd Terr. 3/2/2, 2017 sq. ft. CBS Monaco The Fountains Charlie Takesian 207-9588 11209 SW 71st Terr. 3/2/2, 2122 sq. ft. CBS Monaco Linkside Lou Serago 804-0159 $209,900 MLS#369691 10638 SW 71st Circle 3/2.5/2, 1965 sq. ft. CBS Tuscany Expanded Eagles Point Lou Serago 804-0159 11625 SW 72nd Circle 3/2/2, 2301 sq. ft. CBS Palm Beach Laurel Oaks Patty Dougherty 502-3096 $239,900 MLS#349737 11724 SW 72nd Circle 3/2/2, 2073 sq. ft. CBS Monaco w/pool, 2 Fireplaces Laurel Oaks JaeDen Team JaeAnn 615-8794 Dennis 615-8731 #21 #22 #23 $199,000 MLS#362115 #24 $199,900 MLS#368659 #25 #26 $219,750 MLS#368386 #27 #28 $249,900 MLS#366535 S A L E P E N D I N G S A L E P E N D I N G SALE PENDING #1

PAGE 6

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. Federal retirees to gatherThe National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Chapter 2279 of Ocala, and their spouses, will meet at the Olive Garden Restaurant, March 8, at 1 p.m. A meeting will follow the lunch. Any members in the area are welcomed. Saturday, March 10 Health, Wellness Expo setThe 2012 Health and Wellness Expo sponsored by the Ocala Marion County Chamber of Commerce will be Saturday, March 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Paddock Mall. For more information on the registration process, booth pricing, and sponsorship opportunities for the Expo call 352-629-8051, ext. 106. 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.Methodist Men serve breakfastThe Methodist Men will serve their famous and delicious all-can-you-eat breakfast on Saturday, March 10 from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. A complete menu with a wide variety of breakfast fare is offered for $5. The Methodist Women will conduct a bake sale and the Stitch Sisters Craft Sale during the breakfast hours. Ocala West United Methodist Church 9330 S.W. 105th St., Ocala Look for the signs. 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. Friday, March 2, 2012 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com 6 ~ Friday, March 2, 2012 www.smcitizen.com 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. (ret.) Harry Good. The Flag and Spin Team recently accepted a donation from our own Joann Shaw of four military flags: Navy, Marine, Coast Guard and Air Force, which will complete the Teams set of military flags. She did this in memory of her recently-deceased husband, John Shaw, an Army veteran. Tickets for the concert are $5 and are on sale at Tuesday Socials and in the Activities Office during ticket sale hours. 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 will address all your questions. Please reserve your seat by purchasing a refundable $1 ticket at the Tuesday Socials or in the Activities Office during regular ticket sale hours. Super Bingo The next Super Bingo game will be held on Sunday, March 11, in the Lifestyle Center for Marion Landing residents only. Doors will open at 1 p.m. and the game will begin promptly at 2 p.m. Coffee will be available. So join us, and bring a friend (other residents and guests per our rules and regulations). Karaoke Are you interested in Karaoke? Join the Jersey Cowboy, John Winn, on Wednesday, March 7, in the Lifestyle Center. He will bring the Karaoke equipment and music, you supply your voice and desire to have fun. Hope to see you there. Any questions, call the Activities Office. 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 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 Sleuths Mystery Theater where you become the detective and help solve the crime. You might even be chosen for a cameo role. The cost is $69 and includes bus, all tax and gratuities, plated lunch of honey glazed Cornish hen, four cheese lasagna with or without meatballs, or prime rib (for an additional $3.20). Join the group to see how good of a detective you make in solving this mystery. For more information, please see the flyer posted on the Travel Board.Diane Bress is Marion Landings Activities Director and an employee of Leland Management, Inc. LANDINGCONTINUED FROM PAGE 4 Marion Landing residents Chuck and Sue Kiger display their crystal collection in the community display case. The Kigers mined the Arkansas Quartz crystals themselves in 2010 and 2011 in the Quachita mountains of Central Arkansas. PHOTO BY DIANE BRESS PHOTO BY DIANE BRESSMarion Landing resident and certified AARP driver safety program instructor Warren Smith fields questions from a group of residents during the recent refresher course held in the Lifestyle Center. Keep your eye on The Communicator for future classes. 0009P1R 0 0 0 A F B H 000AFBH 0 0 0 A O X E CELEBRATE YOUR SMILE IN 2012 Let us give you the smile you have always wanted. Dr. Reynaldo Gonzalez and Dr. Mundi Buechele 7621 SW HWY. 200, JUST WEST OF THE NEW LOWES (352) 401-0707 Complete Denture and Cosmetic Procedures 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 000AO9Q 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 E X P E R I E N C E F A S T E R R E C O V E R Y T I M E S E X P E R I E N C E F A S T E R R E C O V E R Y T I M E S E XPERIENCE F ASTER R ECOVERY T IMES i n a w a r m a n d f r i e n d l y e n v i r o n m e n t i n a w a r m a n d f r i e n d l y e n v i r o n m e n t in a warm and friendly environment 2700 S.W. 34th Street, Ocala, FL 34474 352.854.6262 www.cypresshealthcare.net STOP BY FOR A TOUR! P a l m G a r d e n o f O c a l a i s M a r i o n C o u n t y s P a l m G a r d e n o f O c a l a i s M a r i o n C o u n t y s Palm Garden of Ocala is Marion Countys m o s t a w a r d w i n n i n g f a c i l i t y m o s t a w a r d w i n n i n g f a c i l i t y most award-winning facility! J O I N T R E P L A C E M E N T T H E R A P Y J O I N T R E P L A C E M E N T T H E R A P Y JOINT REPLACEMENT THERAPY C A R D I A C / S T R O K E R E H A B C A R D I A C / S T R O K E R E H A B CARDIAC/STROKE REHAB I V T H E R A P Y I V T H E R A P Y IV THERAPY P A I N M A N A G E M E N T P A I N M A N A G E M E N T PAIN MANAGEMENT P O S T S U R G I C A L P O S T S U R G I C A L POST-SURGICAL W O U N D C A R E W O U N D C A R E WOUND CARE 0008P4V

PAGE 7

Friday, March 2, 2012 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 22 ~ Friday, March 2, 2012 www.smcitizen.com T he Iditarod Sled Dog Race starts tomorrow. It takes mushers from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska. Nearly 1,000 whining, drooling dogs are a part of the opening ceremony; somewhat like the Miss Universe Pageant. For the first time in its history mushers were tested for alcohol and drugs. Officials say no one has been disqualified for performance enhancers, although three mushers have tested positive for Alpo. The rewards are incredible. The winning musher gets thousands of dollars in endorsements. The winning huskies each get a biscuit. After Lance Mackey won his third straight Iditarod race he said, Theres no place like Nome. I assume one of his sled dogs is named Toto.A real dog Gary decided to breed a superior sled dog for the Iditarod sled dog race, but he couldnt stay in Alaska so he hired an immigrant from Siberia even though the Russian was very thin and malnourished. Gary put him in charge of the breeding program with financial resources to match. But the Russian used the money to live a life of luxury. In fact he gained a lot of weight while Gary was away. The breeding program went nowhere. When Gary checked back, he found that, while he hadnt created the perfect sled dog, he had created a Siberian husky.Travel ordealsTraveling in Alaska in the middle of winter can be dangerous. A government warning states that anyone traveling should take a shovel, blankets, sleeping bag, extra clothing including a scarf, hat, and gloves, 24 hour supply of food & drink, deicer, rock salt, flashlight with spare batteries, safety triangle, tow rope, full gas can, first aid kit, and jumper leads. Joe looked a little stupid on the bus in the morning. Mush Eskimo Lover: What would you say if I told you I had come a hundred miles through ice and snow with my dog team, just to tell you I love you? Eskimo Sweetie: Id say that was a lot of mush. The sled dog never barks. He is a male mute. A dog is longer in the morning than in the evening because hes let out in the morning and taken in at night. A dog that sniffs out new flowers on the tundra is known as a bud hound. A man entered a bank with a rather large dog on a leash. He asked if it was OK to bring his pet into the building. The teller answered, Yes, providing he doesnt make a deposit. Life is like a dogsled team. If you arent the lead dog, the scenery never changes. My dog is dumb. I bought a dog whistle but he wont use it. When the hunter saw the polar bear eat his sled dog he said, Well, doggone. The fireman who owned a dog kept putting him out. A cowboy was walking down the street with his new pet dachshund. A passerby asked him why a cowboy would own that kind of dog. The cowboy answered, Well, somebody told me to get a long little doggie. More mushWhen the Alaskan owners of sled dog teams got to arguing endlessly about whether or not their huskies would run faster if given periodic snacks during their runs, instead of just one big meal a day, it was just a case of mush ado about noshing. EyefulRuth had worked late and her Labrador was so overjoyed to see her arrive home that he jumped up just as she leaned down. Their heads collided and Ruth developed an impressive shiner that evening. The next day at work a coworker looked at her black eye and exclaimed, Wow, what happened to you? The dog did it, Ruth wearily replied. The co-worker said, You must own a boxer.RetrieverA wife said to her husband one morning, Weve got such a clever dog. He brings in the daily newspapers every morning. Her husband replied, Well, lots of dogs can do that. The wife responded, But weve never subscribed to any.TimelyA girl was visiting her friend who had acquired two new dogs and asked the dogs names. The friend said that one was named Rolex and one was named Timex. The girl said, Whoever heard of someone naming dogs like that? Hellooooo, she answered, Theyre watch dogs. Dick and his wife Jane live in Oak Run. Mush! Alaskan dog sled race starts Saturday P UN ALLEY D F Dick Frank 00075X7 Clip and Save Clip and Save Clip and Save Clip and Save Grandfather Clock 352-873-7587 GRANDFATHER CLOCK REPAIR Service and repairs 43 years full time experience Specializing in floor clocks. In Florida Jan., Feb., Mar., April (In Pennsylvania the other months) 0 0 0 A I 4 1 000AQ6R Mane Event Hair Salon A Full Service Hair Salon 854-5969 8720 S.W. State Road 200 #1 Dillen Plaza MASSAGE BY APPOINTMENT $ 60 Foil Highlight Special With Sara Tues. Thru Sat. N o combo offers, long hair extra. E xpires 3/31/12 0 0 0 A N P T 7763 SW Hwy. 200 (2 miles west) 352-854-5654 S IT-N-PRETTY Pet Grooming NEW LOCATION \10 % FULL GROOM SPECIAL Nail Trim $ 5.00 Cash Only NEW CUSTOMERS ONLY 0 0 0 A Q 3 J SPACIOUS, 2/2/1.5 villa w/ F l room under heat & air, covered patio, splitbedroom plan & more. C onveniently located near Health & Rec Ctr. w/swimming, tennis, fitness ctr. & golfing. MLS#357240/DP/DUNN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $55,900 8950-B SW 97TH STREET DIRECTIONS: Hwy. 200 To OTOW Entrance, T/R @ 89th Court Road, T/L @ 97th Street, Home Immediately On L. J o h n & B r e n d a H a y n e s 2 3 7 4 3 4 3 o r 8 9 5 3 0 2 7 00091SZ EACH OFFICE IS INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED Proud To Be Your Neighborhood Realtor O P E N 7 D A Y S 0009B5C 000AONV M a r g a r e t O r l a n d o 2 3 7 4 3 4 3 M a r y e l l e n C o t t e n 2 6 6 4 8 4 9 D a w n & B o b P e r i n c h i e f 5 7 2 6 1 1 9 B i l l A k e r 2 9 9 4 5 7 1 J i m M c I n t y r e 3 6 2 0 7 8 8 L y n n e K a m p f 2 0 9 8 9 1 4 S t e v e R u d m i n a s 8 7 5 8 3 1 0 L o r i K o v a l e n k o 5 0 2 0 6 0 2 E R A B I G S U N R E A L T Y ERA BIG SUN REALTY bigsunrealty.com see our website for virtual tours 7454 SW SR 200 OCALA, FLORIDA 34476 1800-229-2943 ~ Toll-Free, (352) 237-4343 LOCATED ACROSS FROM HWY. 200 LOWES PLEASE PRESENT THIS AD TO GUARD AT GATE OPEN HOUSE 8710-B SW 96 STREET For more information, go to www.bigsunrealty.com, click on Open Houses PLEASE PRESENT THIS AD TO GUARD AT GATE OPEN HOUSE 8950-B SW 97TH STREET For more information, go to www.bigsunrealty.com, click on Open Houses C o n r a d & D a n i a M e l a n c o n 2 0 8 4 9 2 4 o r 8 0 4 2 2 8 4 AWESOME HOME SITTING ON A BEAUTIFUL TREE-LINED STREET. 2/2/2 w/family room, Florida room under H&A, large roof over patio. Tile flooring galore, newer stainless steel appliances, roof and A/C. New insulated windows. Solar tubes in kitchen & guest bath. MLS#365274/BH/AND . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $69,900 COMMERCIAL LOT ON SR 200. This lot is zone B-1 and is directly across from the new Lowes Home Center. Building has over 1100 sq. ft. of useable space and has 136 feet of frontage on SR 200. Close to new mall, residential area, restaurants, hospitals and I-75. Great Price! MLS#365058/JH/MAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $449,000 NICEST 2/2/1.5 VILLA, 1105 sq. ft. living, stand-alone home, on the market. MLS#365808/SR/MAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $67,900 PRIDE OF OWNERSHIP TRULY SHOWS IN THIS BEAUTIFUL HOME. 2/2/1.5 car garage, country style eat-in kitchen, glass lanai, new double pane windows. Take a ride around the community, in the golf cart which conveys with the home. MLS#368267/BH/GRA . . . $77,900 IMMACULATE 3/2/2, 1674 sq. ft., great landscaping, newer A/C, gas furnace, screen porch. MLS#364107/SR/NOL . . . . . . . . . . . . . $124,900 VERY NICE VILLA ON GOLF COURSE Tile in kitchen & hallway. 2 bedrooms (split plan), 2 baths & 2 car garage. Clean & well maintained. Move-in condition! MLS#366236/BA/SIM . $89,900 SPOTLESS 2/2 villa w/EXTRA long garage w/workshop. Updated kitchen, comfy family room, screened porch & more. A real MUST see! MLS#367883/DP/CRI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $41,900 8 7 1 0 B S W 9 6 S T R E E T DIRECTIONS: HWY. 200 OTOW Entrance, T/R @ 89th Ct. Rd., T/R @ 96th St, home on R. ON TOP OF THE WORLD OPEN SUNDAY 12:30-1:30 PM THIS CORNER LOT HOME IS A MUST SEE! 2/2/2, eat-in kitchen with numerous cabinets and counterspace. Formal dining leading to the screened lanai and open pation. Neutral colors for easy decorating. Enjoy this community center with pool and many activities. MLS#363731/LBK/MOL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $58,900 ON TOP OF THE WORLD OP EN SUNDAY 1:00-2:00 PM ON TOP OF THE WORLD SPRUCE CREEK NOR TH ON TOP OF THE WORLD ON TOP OF THE WORLD ON TOP OF THE WORLD SR 200 ON TOP OF THE WORLD ON TOP OF THE WORLD ELEGANT 3/3/2 2321 sq. ft. in Oak Run, parquet and tile floors throughout, on a cul-de-sac. Large L shaped enclosed and tiled lanai overlooking a quiet view of the woods. MLS#341586/SR/GIL . . $195,900 7437 SW 110 PLACE DIRECTIONS: From Main Entrance Oak Run T/L @ 73rd Terr. (Entrance To The Fountains), Ahead Till It Ends Then T/L @ 73rd Cir. To Cul-De-Sac (110th Pl), House Is On Right. (7437) PLEASE PRESENT THIS AD TO GUARD AT GATE OPEN HOUSE 8885-C SW 95 STREET For more information, go to www.bigsunrealty.com, click on Open Houses PLEASE PRESENT THIS AD TO GUARD AT GATE OPEN HOUSE 7437 SW 110 PLACE For more information, go to www.bigsunrealty.com, click on Open Houses NEAT & CLEAN One-owner 2/2/1 villa with Fl room & eat-in kitchen. Updated roof, appliances AND heat/AC all at an EXCELLENT price in this 55+ comm. w/TONS of recreational facilities and opportunities. R etirement at its best! MLS#368674/DP/FOL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $29,000 8 8 8 5 C S W 9 5 S T R E E T DIRECTIONS: HWY 200 OTOW Entrance, T/R @ 85th Ter, T/L @ 95th St, home on R. ON TOP OF THE WORLD OPEN SUNDAY 2:00-3:00 PM OAK RUN O PEN SUNDA Y 1:00-3:00 PM VERY NICE END UNIT 2/2/2 VILLA. Newer A/C, roof, appliances and solar hot water system. Large kitchen with numerous cabinets, pantry closet and center island overlooking family room, plus a glass enclosed Florida room. This home offers plenty of space. MLS#363018/LBK/MAN . . . . . . . . . $51,900 COMMERCIAL 861-Wise (9473) 9045 SW HWY. 200, Ocala, FL 34481 000AP7T Wise Way Auto Sales Visit Our Website at: www.wisewayautoinc.com FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED OVER 50 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE The Wise family would like to thank our neighbors and loyal customers for 13 years patronage and support. As we celebrate this anniversary, we would like to invite those who havent experienced the Wise Way of doing business to come see why buying a new car never makes sense! For all your transportation needs, the only way THE WISE WAY! 352-861-9473 Relax Wise Way Vehicles are Guaranteed by CarFax Clean Title History Guarantee STORE HOURS: Mon.-Sat. 9am-5pm SERVICE HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 8am-5pm Closed Sat. & Sun. West Marion Countys Largest Selection Of Certified Pre-Owned Cars, Trucks, Suvs L ike New! Experience a Whole New Way t o Buy a Vehicle Like-New Cars Without The New Car Price Locate Program Wise Way Can Find Any Vehicle Youre Looking For All Vehicles Fully Serviced & Certified With Warranty! 2 Years o f FREE Oil Changes a nd Tire Rotations With EVERY Vehicle Purchase! 2011 Toyota Venza 1,000 Miles, Power Seat, Remaining Factory Warranty . . . . SAVE BIG! 2011 Kia Soul Automatic, Power Package, Bluetooth, 3,000 Miles . . WISE WAY $18,977 2011 Buick Lacrosse CXS A/C Heated Seats, All the Toys, True Luxury, Local One Owner Trade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WISE WAY $31,977 2000 Toyota Camry One Owner, Local Trade, Low Miles . . . . . . . . WISE WAY $7,977 2011 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab 2WD, Low Miles . . . . . . . . . . . WISE WAY $25,977 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited, Leather, Navigation, Back-Up Camera, Power Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WISE WAY $28,977 2009 Mercury Grand Marquis LS Leather, Loaded, Only 15,000 Mi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WISE WAY $19,577 2011 Honda CRV EX-L Leather, Sunroof, Only 2,000 Miles . . . . . WISE WAY $27,978 2012 Hyundai Elantra 4 doors, 40 MPG HWY, Only 300 Miles . . . . . . . . . . . SAVE BIG! 2011 Ford Fusion SE Lots of Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WISE WAY $18,977 2011 Hyundai Azera Limited Leather, Sunroof, 5yr/60k miles Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WISE WAY $28,977 2011 Nissan Versa Hatchback, Automatic, A/C, 5yr/60k miles warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WISE WAY $15,977 2011 Toyota Camry Leather, Alloy Wheels, 5 yr warranty, Factory Demo, New $27,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WISE WAY $23,977 2012-2011 Hyundai Sonatas, Elantras, Santa Fes Several Models to Choose From! 5yr/60k Mile Warranty, No Hassle of Big Dealer . . . . . . . . SAVE THOUSANDS!! 2011 Kia Forte EX 5yr/60k Mile Warranty, 4 door, Automatic . . . WISE WAY $15,781 P LUS T AX T AG & D EALER F EE Anniversary Specials Anniversary Specials 1999 2012 2012 HYUNDAI SONATA Power Seat, Alloy Wheels, 4,000 Miles $24,977 Stock #5053 2011 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN Dual Power Doors, Power Hatch, Stow n Go Seating $25,788 2011 ACURA RDX Leather, Back-Up Camera, Like Brand New $30,977 2011 FORD TAURUS SEL, Leather, Dual Power Seats $26,977

PAGE 8

Friday, March 2, 2012 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com O ur recent column about the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 was about further intrusion of our do-goody government into schools and homes. The Act created additional funding and policy for administration of the Department of Agricultures many food services programs National School Lunch, National School Breakfast, Special Supplemental Nutrition, Child and Adult Care, and Summer Food Services. The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act was a pet project of first lady Michelle Obama, whose White House vegetable garden and war on obesity are part of her Lets Move Campaign to reverse childhood obesity. A picture we saw of a campaigns promotional presentation showed mostly kids of average weight on stage, and audiences of extra-large adults, who we assume are parents and relatives. The umbrella plan, called the Federal Task Force on Domestic Obesity, includes recommendations and discussions of prenatal care, breastfeeding, chemical exposures, empowering parents, making nutrition information useful, health care services, access to healthy and affordable food, and increasing physical activity soup to nuts and no fats. How will all that care and concern play out in schools across the nation? A recent example from a state school lunch program in North Carolina may be an instructive example. A four-year old pre-kindergarten student returned from school with her uneaten lunch in hand. Mom had packed her daughters lunch box with a turkey and cheese sandwich, a banana, potato chips, and apple juice. Mom was insulted that her daughter had been told her lunch from home was not nutritious. Mom said her daughter is a picky eater and would eat vegetables only under supervision, so she packed the daily lunch box with items she knew her daughter would eat when unsupervised at school. The on-duty government inspector had determined the girls homemade lunch didnt meet U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) nutrition guidelines. According to the Division of Child Development and Early Education of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services school lunches, including any brought from home, must include one serving of meat, one serving of milk, one serving of grain, and two servings of fruit and vegetables. When the lunchbox police determine that food from home does not meet USDA guidelines, the school must provide other or additional foods. In this case the school provided a tray which included a serving of each of the required foods. The girl told her mom she ate three chicken nuggets and dumped the rest. Adding insult to insult, the school billed the mother $1.25 for the healthy lunch, as allowed by North Carolina law. A spokesperson for the North Carolina authority over lunchebox nutritional requirements suggested the incident might have been just a mistake and the school may need technical assistance. And thats how bureaucracies grow and multiply. Administration of the Hunger-Free Kids Act and the Task Force on Domestic Obesity may blossom into federal and state bureaucracies large enough to make parenting obsolete. When it comes to nutrition nanny do-good knows best. www.smcitizen.com 8 ~ Friday, March 2, 2012 W ednesday was my cousins birthday. If you look at the calendar, youll know why that is such a big deal. Her birthday only comes once every four years. She was born on Feb. 29, I wont say what year. I can remember it being awfully hard to explain to a 5-yearold why her birthday is a date that isnt on the calendar and has to be celebrated either the day before or the day after. Thats a tough thing to deal with at an early age. Her birthday started me thinking about how many famous people were born on that date. I investigated, and this is what I found. Band leader Jimmy Dorsey. Baseball player Al Rosen of the Cleveland Indians. Burlesque star Tempest Storm. Astronaut Jack Lousma. Hockey player Henri (Pocket Rocket) Richard. Law and Order actor Dennis Farina. But the one that really intrigued me was this guy born in Germany in 1904: A dolph B laine C harles D avid E arl F rederick G erald H ubert I rvin J ohn K enneth L loyd M artin N ero O liver P aul Q uincy R andolph S herman T homas U ncas V ictor W illiam X erxes Y ancy Z eus Wolfeschlegelsteinhausenberdorft Sr., Germany; had a Christian name for every letter in the alphabet, shortened it to Mr Wolfe Plus 585 Sr. The worlds longest name officially used by a person. Next question: Why do we have a Feb. 29 anyway? Why do we have a leap year every four years? Why do we have a leap year in 2000, but not 1900 (there is no Feb. 29 in the turn of the century year unless it is divisible by 400). I guess most people know that some genius figured out that we need an extra day every four years to keep our calendar in sync with the climate. So I tried to do the math. If you take away one day every four years, that means we would lose 24 (or in some cases 25) days a century. That means that by the time we get to the year 9012, it would be hot in January and cold in July. Personally, Im not going to worry about that, but if some people want to make sure that future generations have their weather in the proper months, thats OK with me. But why give us an extra day in the winter. Why not a June 31, so we have an extra day of summer? It all goes back to the Gregorian Calendar, then the Julian Calendar under Julius Caesar. The explanation, which was based on religious reasons, is far too long to go into here, but go to Wikipedia online and you can read all about it. One more question: Why do we have our presidential elections in leap years? Wouldnt it be nice not to give them an extra day to campaign, to call us at home, to bombard us with junk mail? I cant wait for 2100, which wont have a Feb. 29 because its not divisible by 400. By then, Ill be about 157 years old. At that point, I doubt if I will care that the candidates have one less day to call me. Anyhow, back to the original premise of this column: A belated happy birthday to Jeanie, and to all the other leapers. Wednesday was your day. I hope you enjoyed it. Jim Clark is the editor of the South Marion Citizen. He can be reached at 352-854-3986 or at editor@smcitizen.com. PUBLISHER : GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Citizen The opinions expressed in South Marion Citizen editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns. Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 854-3986. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via e-mail. Names and communities will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Not all contributions are printed. Letters longer than 550 words may be regarded as columns and printed on a space-available basis, and writers will be limited to one contribution per week. The deadline is one week prior to each Fridays issue. Send letters to: The South Marion Citizen Editor, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@smcitizen.com. T he great divide in the nation was apparent in a small crowd at the County Commission auditorium last Saturday morning during a town meeting conducted by one of our local members of Congress, U.S. Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-Ocala). The small crowd was largely pro-Stearns and antiObama, but those who were in favor of the administration werent bashful about making their feelings known. That resulted in a couple of shouting incidents which were ugly at times. Its doubtful that anyones mind was changed during this meeting. There were those who defended the administration mandate forcing religious institutions to provide birth control in their health care plans for employees. There were those who were equally passionate against that decision. There were also a couple of people who brought up the possible impeachment of the president, calling on Stearns to back such a move. Evidently they were unaware that any impeachment would go to trial in the Democrat-controlled Senate, and that such a move by the Republican-controlled House would be a waste of time and money. To his credit, Stearns stayed calm throughout, trying to keep the discussions on point. Since this was a town meeting and not a political event, Stearns did not refer to his candidacy until he was asked near the end of the meeting and he explained that he was running in District 3, which would include many of the people to the north of Marion County who are already Stearns constituents in the current District 6. The crowd was a microcosm of what is going on in the country today. People cant agree on politics, wont compromise (one person said, compromise is not a dirty word), and try to out-shout their opponents instead of having a rational dialogue. These same people complain loud and long about Congress not being able to come to an agreement, but they show why in their behavior at town meetings such as this. How can we expect our leaders to compromise when those of us at the local level cant do the same? Being civil starts at the local level. Some of the people who attended the town meeting Saturday seem to know that. Others, however, didnt. We can only hope that someday theyll learn. S UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Cant we all just get along? Happy birthday to leap year cousin Jim Flynn Columnist LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Birth and growth of national lunchbox authority More, Pg. 10 Jim Clark Editor READER OPINIONS INVITED Read the classifieds PanhandlersI dont know about the rest of you but I am sick and tired of driving home from work day after day and seeing the same panhandlers camped out on the median at State Road 200 and Southwest 60th Avenue (Airport Road). In a town this large there have to be plenty of places you can go to if your need help getting back on your feet. Of course they probably expect you to make a genuine effort to find a job and take responsibility for yourself and your family. Why would you do that when you can stand on the median day after day and pocket the cash tax free? My husband and I both work hard every day and pay our taxes like every good citizen should. I cant tell you how discouraging it is to see the same people out there day after day mooching off the taxpayers. Not only are they a nuisance, they are also a hazard. I wish the driving public would wise up and stop supporting this kind of behavior! If you can stand on the median for hours on end you can stand behind the counter at McDonalds or one of the other fast food restaurants or at a cash register at one of the Dollar stores and earn your money and pay your taxes! Kathy Hall Oak Creek Village Saturday, March 3 Mega boo k s ale at Wi nnDi x ie A 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.Sh ow ti m e fo r S w eet A d eli n e s Music lovers need to mark your calendars for the Summer Springs Sweet Adelines Chorus annual show, Saturday, March 3, at 3 p.m. in the First Christian Church, 1908 S.E. Fort King Street, Ocala. The popular river songs will be featured in "Lazy River Dayze," with a guest performance by the Ocala Civic Theater Singers. Tickets at $10 may be reserved now. Group rates are available from $6-$8 Call Jackie at 352-888-8841. Tickets are also available at the door for $12. Door prizes available. N o te d a u th o r t o sp eak 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.C onc ert at Fir s t C on gregati on al The 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).Sunday, March 4 B udd y Lile s i n conc ert Buddy Liles will be in concert on March 4 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. Monday, March 5 C omm i ss i on c a nd i d ate s t o d e b ate A debate of candidates for County Commission for District 3 will be held at the Tea Party Solutions of Ocala meeting at the Berean Baptist Church on Southwest 20th Street, Ocala, at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 5. Republican incumbent Stan McClain and Democratic challenger Patricia Reed are expected to attend.Tuesday, March 6 Fair Ta x m eeti n g s et Have you collected all those receipts in order to fill out your 1040? Would you like to forget about filing those personal income taxes and just enjoy April 15th like any other spring day? We can make that happen by enacting the FairTax. Come learn how this simple, transparent and fair taxing system can not only replace the current income tax, but also boost the economy like no other plan. It is not a pipe dream. It is legislation currently in Congress. Join us on March 6 at 7 p.m. at the Howard Johnson Inn (3951 N.W. Bonnie Heath Blvd./US 27) to become acquainted with or learn more details about the FairTax. For more information, contact Ron and Elaine Maiellaro at ocalafairtax@cfl.rr.com or 352-671-6724.Thursday, March 8 Pal m Cay GOP t o m eet On 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. More on Page 23 000AKTV TREE SERVICE A P r o C u t A P r o C u t A-Pro Cut T R E E S E R V I C E T R E E S E R V I C E T REE S ERVICE Trimming Tree Removal 3 5 2 8 0 4 4 6 6 2 3 5 2 8 0 4 4 6 6 2 352-804-4662 L ICENSED I NSURED 000AJOU MARBLE & TILE Marion Tile & Marble Inc. Restoration of Natural and Cultured Marble, Stone, Vanities, Floors and Counters. TILE INSTALLATIONS REMODELS 489-6671 000AO23 GOLF CART REPAIR/SERVICES Call for lowest battery prices DRIVING LIGHTS $ 99 95 Installed Expert Golf Cart Service 352-598-7338 Buy Sell Trade Rebuild Paint Remanufacture Parts & Accessories, Includes Batteries/Dressup HIGH SPEED MOTORS AT DISCOUNT PRICES If you dont know me, one of your neighbors will. Bill All Golf Cart Makes & Models $ 54 95 FULL SERVICE SPECIAL For Electric Carts Only W E C OME T O Y OU SPEED KITS $ 199 95 0 0 0 A O R Z POWER WASHING Low Pressure Washing. We use Simple Green Soap. W e a r e n o t t h e l o w e s t p r i c e w a s h e r s b u t a r e p r o f e s s i o n a l p o w e r w a s h e r s Red Pfluger (352) 873-0674 K o r e a n V e t e r a n o w n e r 1 6 Y e a r s o f Q u a l i t y S e r v i c e t o t h e 2 0 0 C o r r i d o r A r e a $ 65 All Homes in Palm Cay, Pine Run, Oak Run & Marion Landing 000AKBR PAINTING Powerwashing L i c e n s e d & I n s u r e d Licensed & Insured Vincent Borreca Painting, LLC 425-1503 FREE Powerwash with exterior paint job Interior and exterior LOW PRICES 0 0 0 A I L 0 REALTOR Free Home Market Analysis Find out what your home is worth in Todays Market. Call Dennis today for a No Obligation Home Market Analysis 352-280-0561 Foxfire REALTY 000AJWG CARPET CARE COMPLETE CARPET CARE C ARPET & U PHOLSTERY C LEANING 352-282-1480 Free In Home Estimates Lifetime Warranty Lic & Ins Specializing in: Carpet Stretching Carpet Repair Carpet Seaming LLC Howards Home Repairs Garage door openers Shelving/Storage systems Roof gutters & downspouts Trim carpentry Painting Small furniture hauling Flooring All your Honey-Do jobs HOME REPAIRS 000APW8 Howard Richardson 854-9136 000ACUQ Masters Touch Garage Door Service 352-216-0060 Jeff OCull Owner G ARAGE D OOR S QUEAKING N EED R EPAIRS ? $ 4 9 95 WITH COUPON Tune Up Special S AFETY C HECK A DJUST S PRINGS & C ABLES C HECK S AFETY R EVERSE ON O PENER L UBE & A DJUST D OOR GARAGE DOOR REPAIRS 000A8IL DUNNELLON MARION CITRUS 489-3917 Licensed & Insured #CAC1813249 Specializing In System Change-Outs We Service All Brands Maintenance Agreements Comfort Club Discounts 24 Hour Emergency Service BBB RATING A+ 000AJAI LANDSCAPING JAMISON LANDSCAPE & TREE SERVICE Specializing in new landscape designs, dangerous tree removal and rimming, rock, mulch, paver stones, sod and more. FREE ESTIMATES Jeff Jamison 352-321-0404 licensed & insured 10% Discount To Seniors & Military 000AN8N ASAP Garage Doors & Service 1-352-390-0559 GARAGE DOORS Major Dealer in Garage Door Screens & Repair SERVICE CALLS $19 95 Broken Springs Fixed Licensed and Insured Locally Owned and Family Operated NO Extra Charge For Emergency Service 000AI5P Residential & Restaurant Appliances 352-286-7887 Washers Dryers Microwaves Stoves Ovens Refrigerators Water Heaters Disposals Freezers APPLIANCE SERVICES $ 6 9 5 $ 6 9 5 $ 695 GARAGE SCREEN DOORS O PTIONAL SCREEN CHOICES CRC058138 000AOOB 465-4629 1 6 x 7 S L I D I N G 1 6 x 7 S L I D I N G 16 x 7 SLIDING G A R A G E S C R E E N D O O R G A R A G E S C R E E N D O O R GARAGE SCREEN DOOR Acrylic & Glass WINDOWS C ustom made for your screen room Starting at 000ABON PLUMBING EPA Lead Certification #NAT-113266-1 OSHA 10 #1216933 Fla. Lic. #CFC1427666 804-9165 Associated Plumbing and Pipe From Bathroom Remodeling to Fixing Leaky Faucets, and installing Bliss Walk-in Tubs Residential and Commercial 000AI2P Central Florida Screen Room & Window Medics, Inc. Screen Rooms Acrylic & Glass Rooms Rescreens Broken Glass Replacement Windows Gutters Foggy Windows Cement Sliding Glass Door Repair Call & speak directly to the owner David Heath Comp. #5524 352 484-5697 WINDOW REPAIRS 000AP9R LAWN CARE Clean Ups Mulch Plants, Trees Landscaping Boucher Lawn Service 857-0461 000AEEP CURBING Add the look and value to your home without breaking the bank. Call Robert at 1-888-306-6932 For a free estimate 000AH61 A I R C O N D I T I O N I N G AIR CONDITIONING Wilson Air service 352-208-4641 Locally Owned & Operated License # CAC1816140 WILSON AIR SERVICE Tune Up Special We Service All Brands Repairs Replacement Free Second Opinions 24-HR. Service $ 29 95 711189 DIAL-A-PRO For Your Professional Needs ... South Marion Citizen

PAGE 9

W henever somebody mentions the word free in my presence my right eye turns a vivid jaundice. It is not that I have anything against the word free; just the person who is trying to use it to gain some kind of an advantage over me. I know anybody employing this mono-verbiage, is hiding some very long strings. My father taught me a long time ago that there are no free lunches. Occasionally somebody will advertise a free lunch and I go and find out the lunch is free but they are going to charge you to get out of that restaurant. In the end, it would have been cheaper to buy my own lunch. My philosophy is simply this; if I cannot afford it, I do not want it. In my vast experience down through the years, I have discovered that I cannot afford free. And I think I know why. My understanding of the word free and the person employing that word is not the same. When I use the word free, I am insinuating that there is absolutely no cost associated with this product whatsoever. When others use the word free, they often are insinuating that I am just a free market for them to take advantage of in the neighborhood of my money. Unfortunately, I do not live in that neighborhood anymore. I especially do not accept any free offers via the telephone. If someone has something to give me for nothing, let him come to my door, hand it to me, shake my hand and get out of Dodge. To me, thats what free is all about. Just the other day I received one of those telephone calls. I must confess that I was in a rather curmudgeon attitude and was just looking around for someone on which to spit my scorn. Then the telephone rang. When I answered the phone, it turned out to be someone offering me, absolutely free, with no cost to me absolutely, a free crime prevention program for my blessed domicile. No thank you, sir, I said as politely as I could. Im not really interested. I assure you I have no PhD or DD attached to my name whatsoever and yet as simple as I am, I understood what the phrase Im not really interested was all about. Not so my affable telephone caller. But I assure you, sir, that this program is absolutely free to you. Its our way to say thank you to some of our customers. He rattled on as though we were having only a oneway conversation. If this is going to be a one-way conversation, who will take up the offering? I think I know. After five long minutes of him telling me how important it was for me to have security in my home and how his product was absolutely free to me, I finally got a word in edgewise. But I have my own security system, thank you. There is a slight pause and then he said, What is your home security system, if I may ask? All right. I will confess right now that I had a wee bit of naughtiness on my mind, but in my own defense the telephone caller opened the door. I always believe where there is an open door somebody ought to step in. My home security system is called, Napoleontwo-Claws, and furthermore Im quite satisfied with it. There was another pause on the other end of the phone and I heard someone clear their throat and then ask, Ive never heard of that program. What is Napoleon-twoClaws? You know what it is like when you are trying not to laugh and it is about all you can do not to laugh? For a brief moment, I felt a little bit guilty but then I remembered who was on the other end of the phone. Somebody that was trying to con me with some kind of free thingamajig. The Napoleon-twoClaws home security program that I have in my house is my cat. I call him Napoleon because he walks around with his right paw stuck in his coat between two buttons. There was an extended pause on the other end of the phone and finally he said, What would you do, sir, if someone broke into your house? Id send flowers to the funeral. The funeral? Whose funeral? Why, the funeral of the guy who tried to break into my house while Napoleontwo-Claws was on duty. The first moment an intruder would enter into my home, good old Napoleon would claw that sorry person to death. Then feeling good about my momentum at this point I continued, I live there and I have a hard time getting in my house without being clawed to death by Napoleon. And I feed the cat. My cat is the meanest, grumpiest, cantankerous animal on Gods green earth. If anybody, and I mean anybody, can get past Napoleon they can have anything in my house. Absolutely free. At that moment, I heard a distinctive click and I realized our conversation was over. I guess whatever he had that was free did not measure up to good old Napoleon-two-Claws. The only one I trust to give me something is God. Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28). What Jesus gives is absolutely free. 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. Listen to his radio program, Sunday Joy, each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. on WOCA, 1370 AM and 96.7 FM. Friday, March 2, 2012 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 20 ~ Friday, March 2, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Just because its free doesnt mean its free O UT TO PASTOR J S Rev. James L. Snyder cluding an old school house, church, log cabin, railroad depot and much more. See the new spring brochure for sign up date. The second trip that Kent will do for us is on Friday, Nov. 30, a trip to Winter Park. Our first signup date from the new spring brochure will be on Tuesday, March 13, at the Orchid Club for the show In the Mood. It is a wonderful musical revue featuring the In the Mood singers and dancers along with the sensational String of Pearls Big Band Orchestra. The show will be on Wednesday, April 18, at the Peabody Auditorium in Daytona Beach. The Ultimate Spring 2013 Cruise with the Lammons Oak Run residents Bob and Regine Lammon have put together an 11-night cruise for the residents of Oak Run and their guests to the southwestern region of the Caribbean on the Celebrity Equinox, March 25 through April 5, 2013. Celebrity is offering, for a limited time only on this cruise, a military discount for selected categories. For more information, please call Bob at 352-237-8720. Tennis Club What great weather we had for playing tennis in February. We wish we could have this weather all year long, but we live in Florida. The turn out for Tally Tennis has been great. If you have visitors have them come down to the courts on Tuesday and Thursday at 2:30 p.m. and come along with them. The March tennis mixer will be held on Wednesday, March 28. A slight charge will be requested to cover the cost of the refreshments and food made available. Watch the bulletin board for the sign up sheet. This is always lots of fun and an opportunity to play with all level of players. Royal Oaks Womens 18 Hole Golf On Tuesday, Feb. 21, we played Odds and Evens. Before play we had to decide which two players scores would count on the odd holes and the remaining two players would be responsible for the even holes. The better score of the pair was used on the appropriate odd or even holes. The winners were: first place Diana Galla, Salita Timmermeyer, Judy Klein, and Joanne Morris; tied for second place the team of Carol Clark, Maureen Edwards, Sheila Adams and Barb Davis, the team of Roseann Lavacca, Sylvia Zappia, Carolyn Collins and Cindy Kocher and the team of Carol Allison, Janet Tully, Ginger Drake and Leslie Rizzo. Patty Dougherty was closest to the pin. Royal Oaks Lady NinersWe all started out in the morning to have a great day of golf. It did look like rain but we thought it was all over so we proceeded to the first hole. The first group teed off and proceeded, and then the rain come down in buckets. So we all headed back to the club house. Some of the ladies played hand and foot and the rest of us enjoyed a great breakfast. Hope next week we will be able to get our golf game in. Until then, happy golfing. ORWGAThe winners of the low net tournament held at Spruce Creek Preserve on Thursday, Feb.16 are as follows: Flight A 1stSue Marentette 2ndJennie Buccella 3rdGail Barclay Flight B 1stJoAnn Cohen 2ndKaren Schuelke 3rdNorma Rombach Flight C 1stLinda Noel 2ndJean Travers 3rdAnita Caruso Flight D 1stGinny Simons 2ndBetty Scott Due to the rainy weather, play was canceled for Thursday, Feb. 23. Royal Oaks Mens GolfThe game on Friday, Feb. 24, was three best net. The course played in good condition helped by the recent rains. Thirty-nine players participated, with the number impacted by the ongoing match play competition. The winners with a score of 192 were Bob Gray, Gene Topp, Tom Ducz, and Steve Szabo. Second with a score of 197 were Ron Catapano, Jim Kennedy, and George Gariepy. In third with a 198 were Dale Wurzburger, Ken Frandsen, Ray Hagerman, and Larry Soine. Closest to the pin on the par threes were Frank Kelley, Bob Gray, and Dick Rizzo (2). The Match Play Championship which was to be finished today was moved back to March 2 in order to allow enough time for all the matches to be completed. Carol Anns CornerThis weeks Corner consists of bits and pieces. First of all I want to remind everyone that if you see any internet address (web site, e-mail address, etc.) that contains a hyphen, be careful. Last weeks column contained a couple but the addresses do not work with the hyphens. As I have pointed out in connection with my e-mail address at the end of this column, the program that sets up the Citizen will put hyphens where it pleases and cannot be persuaded to do otherwise. So if you see an internet address with a hyphen in the Citizen, or elsewhere, be suspicious. If you want to use the hyphenated address as shown, consider also duplicating your action using the address without the hyphen. It may be a bit early for the hurricane season but heres a suggestion that will work in any power outage at night. Go out in your yard and bring in those solar powered garden lights. Place them where needed. In the morning, take them back into the yard and let the sun recharge them. If the lights are still out the next night you will have light again. Much safer than candles and no worry about batteries. Send all items for this column to Carol Ann Wheeler at democratcarol@deccacable.com no later than the afternoon of Friday before publication. OAK RUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 16 A & L Handyman Service Finish Carpentry Painting -interior/exterior Pressure Cleaning From floors to ceilings and everything in between Kitchen, Baths Cabinets Ceramic Tile Trims Molding Drywall Repairs Licensed & Insured 489-3622 000AGQK HOME IMPROVEMENT Commercial & Residential Customized Service to Fit Your Needs S ENIOR D ISCOUNTS F REE E STIMATES Licensed Bonded Insured 352-861-0665 G LADYS C LEANING S ERVICE HOUSE/OFFICE CLEANING 000AG8F WWW GLADYSCLEANING COM 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 000A32I FLOORS & WINDOWS 6715 SW Hwy. 200 (located 5 mi. West of I-75) Ocala, Florida, 34476 (352) 854-3939 Carpet Ceramic Wood Vinyl Blinds Shutters Castle Carpets & Interiors Serving Ocala Since 1991 AIR CONDITIONING Lord Appliance Service 680-0206 000AMTY WE DO SERVICE 7 DAYS A WEEK NO EXTRA CHARGE CFC Certified & Insured All Makes & Models. Gas & Propane too! 1 Year Warranty on All Parts 10% OFF REPAIRS FIRST STOP FOR A/C REPAIRS... Washers Dryers Refrigerators Freezers Dishwashers Balentines Landscaping, Inc. (352) 873-4888 Bruce Balentine Licensed & Insured Professional Landscape Design & Installation Landscape Maintenance Sodding FREE ESTIMATES 0009WOI LANDSCAPING 000AHTL LAWN/HOME Roys Lawn & Home Services Full Property Maintenance Painting Sod Installations Pressure Washing F REE E STIMATES Lic/Ins 3 5 2 3 4 2 4 4 4 4 3 5 2 3 4 2 4 4 4 4 352-342-4444 000AN0O COMPUTER REPAIR Troys Computer Clinic We Come To You Call or email for appointment (352) 817-2834 troy@troyscomputerclinic.com Repairs are done on-site. We specialize in: Hardware and Software Repairs Virus and Spy-ware Removal Home/Office Networking System Upgrades Custom Builds Consulting and Training http://www.troyscomputerclinic.com S HAW I RRIGATION R EPAIR 352-624-2533 Steve Shaw 000A372 IRRIGATION REPAIR 23 years of experience Licensed and Insured comp #8715 Exclusive Service/Repair Specialist 0009OM9 PAINTING Dannys Painting 25 yrs. Experience Insured 352-547-9588 10% Off all Sales with this advertisement Dannys Painting With any room painted Pressure Wash House FREE with this ad Commercial Residential Free Estimates Exc. References Danny Cast 00098Y6 IRRIGATION LLC. SPRINKLERS IRRIGATION 3398 S.W. 74th Ave., Bay 101, Ocala Comp #7085 Call for details 352-237-5731 Serving Marion County Since 1982 Seasonal Special Licensed Fully Insured Certified Irrigation Auditor We will beat any written estimate on irrigation repairs or installation. Member of Florida Irrigation Society WINNER 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 Reset Controller Adjust Sprays & Rotors to Correct Spray Pattern Complete System Inspection $ 39 95 Call for details 10% OFF REPAIRS S U M M E R S R A I N 000ANGV IRRIGATION IRRIGATION Proudly watering your lawns and gardens for over 25 years! FREE System Checks & Estimates All makes and models of sprinkler systems. Call John ( 3 5 2 ) 3 4 2 4 8 5 0 SCREEN REPAIRS Serving Senior Citizens Over 30 Years BOBS SCREENING SERVICE Complete Rescreening of We Re-vinyl Soft Windows Garage Door Screens Porch Enclosures Patio Doors Window Screens Screen Doors 000AMXA 352-586-8459 Free Estimates HOUSECLEANING BY DIANA CLEANING First Time Cleaning No Extra Fee$$! 000A05P 352-502-2760 If no answer, leave message or Call 629-6071 Professional & Guaranteed Low Rates Supplies Provided Military White Glove Cleaning Professionally Cleaned Since 1992 Diana L Crippen 000ANNM PAINTING NAME OF BUSINESS Thompson Painting and Pressure Washing Repaint Specialists Free Estimates ~ Licensed and Insured Call 352-598-3000 References Upon Request Interior and Exterior 2011, 2010 HOME REPAIRS Sliding Glass Door Rollers & Track Repairs Door & Lockset Hardware Repair Cabinets, Woodwork, Molding Wood, Laminate, Tile Walls & Floors Furniture Assembly Household Accessories CALL STEVE AT 207-8682 SERVICING MARION CO. FOR 20 YEARS City Cert. Comp. OC00961 Insured QUALITY SERVICES, INC. 000AMB4 Why Replace It When I Can Fix It? HOUSEHOLD TO-DO LISTS CERAMIC TILE Lawson Tile Floor Wall Bath Remodeling Back Splash Reasonable Rates 31 years Experience (352) 229-5548 Licensed & Insured 000A6MG 000AM41 PAINTING A 1 H O M E R E P A I R I N C A 1 H O M E R E P A I R I N C A-1 H OME R EPAIR I NC Mike Semich 40 Years Experience Interior and Exterior Painting Free Pressure Cleaning with Exterior Paint Job Free Furniture Moving Seniors 10% Discount Licensed and Insured (352) 895-6047 WINDOW WASHING Call Earl (352) 489-5975 Let Me Wash Your Windows! when you mention this ad E A R L P E A R S O N E A R L P E A R S O N 000AI2D Pressure Washing Too! $ 5.00 OFF 000ANG5 352-362-8527 or 352-291-1213 Free estimates Lawn Service by Steven LAWN SERVICE MOWING, RAKING, FIELDS Vacant Lots, Mulch, Bush Trimming and more! SPRINKLERS ACCURATE SPRINKLERS (352) 445-1403 Licensed #10719 & Insured C HECK -U P Complete check-up of entire sprinkler system! $ 30 0 0 0 A 6 X W 000A6XW 711188 DIAL-A-PRO For Your Professional Needs ... South Marion Citizen 000ALVU 2011 2011 2011 2011 SCHEDULE ONLINE AT STANLEYSTEEMER.COM 1-800-STEEMER Citrus 726-4646 Marion 622-5885 With Minimum Purchase of $ 150 00 Limit one per household. Prior sales excluded. Must present at time of cleaning. Residential only. Not valid with any other coupon offers. Some restrictions apply. Participating franchise only. Expires 3/31/2012 GREAT SERVICE PEOPLE TALK ABOUT EXTENDED OFFER! 000AOO4

PAGE 10

Friday, March 2, 2012 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com Attend the worship service of your choice... 10 ~ Friday, March 2, 2012 www.smcitizen.com The Right Choices For High energy cost is his goalIt now appears we woke up to the reality of high gas prices. Huge increases in all energy bills were planned for and spoken of by President Obama. It seems his supporters have forgotten his energy goals that included having our cost skyrocket and that is the precise term he publicly used. I cant believe this doesnt upset you regardless of political party. Obama wants these high prices and this is an undeniable fact! Nothing destroys our standard of living more or quicker than the cost of energy, especially those of us in the middle. He is so committed to being our green president that he detests our dependence on oil, gas and coal, preferring more expensive alternatives. He makes fun of the slogan, Drill Baby Drill, and this in itself shows the utter disrespect and distain he holds for our American standard of living and his desire to bring us to the European level, including their fuel prices. The new slogan may someday be, A Windmill in Every Back Yard. If we had real news reporters, they would bring up the above whenever they have access to questioning him on this subject. If we would go after the above natural resources our prices would begin dropping in the very near future as would our dependence on Middle East oil. Open up the pipe lines and never be dependent on our enemy. We need to send the EPA packing, getting them get out of our way, quit worrying about man made global warming and use our God-given resources right here in America. Some readers will disagree with the above, but you cant argue with facts! If you still support this president, look closely at his views of who we are and what we should be, including his understanding of our heritage, and never complain about gas prices. Remember he has told the world that we are not a Christian nation. You really believe he is Proud To Be An American? Despite all of our problems, this is still the greatest country in the world and we need to stand up and insist we stay that way. May God always come first in our lives and we remember how he has blessed us. Wayne Rackley Ocala LETTERCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 I t is a story that dates back 2500 years. Although part of the Hebrew Bible, the story does not mention the name of God even once. There are speculations that the story did not exist; still the story of Queen Esther holds a fascination for Jews and feminists because of its timeless teachings. And a woman is the heroine of the day. The story of Esther is told in the megillah or scroll of Esther in the Hebrew Bible. As the story unfolds, Vashti, Queen of Persia is commanded by King Ashasuerus to appear before the court so that he can show off her beauty. Modern midrash (interpretation) explains that the showing off meant she was to dance nude before the court. In a bold move for feminism, she refuses the royal command. The kings advisers counsel him to banish this spirited woman who would dare to defy the king! After all, they reasoned, soon all the husbands in Persia would be taking orders from their wives! (Esther 1:17) Unfortunately, Vashti is banished from the court and the hunt is on for a new queen. Of all the lovelies in Persia, it is Esther the Jewess that is chosen. Carefully hiding her true identity, she rises to the position of Queen and goes about the daily life at court until an event pushes her into the forefront of confronting her Jewish identity and spirituality. It is this event that is the crux of the story, the very essence of the Purim message and its link with feminism. As history would have it, a virulent anti-Semite, Haman, is appointed the kings vizier. He draws lots, purim, to determine the date he will execute the Jews of Persia. Queen Esther learns of this diabolical plot from her uncle Mordecai who is a frequent at court. Mordecai pleads with Esther to save her people. He reminds her that she, too, would not be saved if Haman were allowed to fulfill his evil plans. In this statement, we have a Jewish principle echoed by Rabbi Hillel: Do not separate yourself from the community. Esther is certainly keeping her Jewishness in mind knowing it could be her downfall. Mordecais argument also includes the fact that perhaps she was put in this position of Queen by God so that she would be able to act as Gods instrument to save her people. For such patriarchal times, we have a situation that will involve a woman to be the savior of the day! Now that is a Biblical switch of plans. What happens next is extraordinary. Like the strong Jewish women through out the ages, Esther hatches a plan to snare Haman and win the favor of the king. Even though law forbids her to do so, she goes before the king to invite him and Haman to a banquet (playing on the Kings excess of parties and drink). She takes a big risk to be ushered into the royal presence because without an official summons, he could order her killed and then there would be no one to plead on the Jews behalf. For three days she fasts and prays (Jews today commemorate this by fasting on the day before Purim) and fearful for her life, she requests a summons before Ahasuerus. Legend has it that her beauty softened his heart and he offers her half his kingdom; she offers him a banquet. After three days of feasting, she reveals Hamans evil intentions and her Jewish identity. The king orders Haman to be hanged on the gallows and that the Jews should be allowed to defend themselves against any who would seek their destruction on the auspicious day of Adar 14 as determined by Haman. The Jews are saved and Mordecai issues an edit to all Jews to celebrate the day with light and gladness and sending gifts to each other and to those in need. What is so wonderful about this story is that Esther shows such valor. It is no accident that she is a rightful role model for Jewish women. Throughout history, Jewish women had to step forth into roles typically held by men. We have Jewish female scholars during the Middle Ages Feminism in the Purim story PLEASESEEJUDI PAGE11 J UDI S JOURNAL J S Judi Siegal Community calendar Friday, March 2 Spri n g s ale a t Ocala We st A spring sale will be held Friday, March 2, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, March 3, from 8 a.m. to noon, at Ocala West United Methodist Church, Stanfield Hall inside and out, 9330 S.W. 105th St. There will be treasures galore, including household items, electronics, furniture, clothing, garden and outdoor items, and a bake sale. Saturday, March 3 T ee Tim e 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. Ch e ss C l ub to m ee t 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. Co nce rt a t First Co n gr e g a tio nal The 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).E lk s g ea r up for Arm y of Hop e Final 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. More on Page 21 000AP5A CERTIFIED MEDICAL SYSTEMS 6225 SW Hwy 200, Ocala Across from Jasmine Square 237-4146 Toll Free 1-877-322-0873 New and Used Auto Lifts installed and serviced 26 years in the mobility industry Satisfaction guaranteed Factory trained sales and service personnel Medicare, insurance & third party billing SCOOTER LIFTS POWER WHEELCHAIR SCOOTER LIFT CHAIR WHEELCHAIR VANS Large Inventory 000AK49 Dr. Stubrud, Dr. Sands and Dr. Simpson Chiropractic, Massage, Acupuncture N 1/4 Mi. SR 200 103rd St. Rd. www.downtownchiropractic.us 8484 SW 103rd St. Rd. Massage Therapy License #MM 20064 352-732-2745 We take Medicare, Blue Cross, Auto, & Most Health Insurance Blue Cross & Blue Shield Tri Care Standard Tri Care For Life Medicare Assignment Network Blue Blue Options BCBS Medicare Advantage Plans On Site: Laboratory X-ray EKG Ultrasound Holter Monitors Pulmonary Function Echocardiogram Stress Test Bone Density C o u n t r y s i d e M e d i c a l Countryside Medical Board Certified Family Practice 873-4458 H RS : M ON -F RI 8:00 A M .5:00 P M 000A79Q Dr. Lee Dr. Mostov 7860 SW 103 RD S T R D B LDG 100, S UITE 101 O CALA FL 34476 COUNTRYSIDEMED COM GENERAL DENTISTRY & DENTURES Jessica Fernandez D.D.S Julio Sanchez D.D.S Now Accepting Aetna & Delta Cigna PPO GEHA Connection Guardian PPO MetLife Ins. PUP Insurance 000AMN7 Up to 18 Months No Interest Payment Plans Call Today for Appointment: 840-7077 8750 SW Hwy 200, Suite 101 Ocala Red Roof Building Se habla Espaol Codes D0150, D0330, D1110, D9310 $95 OUR OFFICE FEATURES AN IN HOUSE ACRYLIC DENTAL LAB FREE CONSULTATION ON DENTURES, IMPLANTS, PARTIALS & REPAIRS New Patient Special* P LEASE I NQUIRE A BOUT C ROWN S PECIALS 711190 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) 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! 000AM5U 000A8NZ Evangelical Lutheran Church joyocala@embarqmail.com Edward Holloway, Pastor 7045 SW 83rd Pl., Ocala (352) 854-4509 Nursery Provided 000A92B S u n d a y W o r s h i p 8 : 1 5 a m & 1 1 : 0 0 a m W e d n e s d a y E v e n i n g W o r s h i p 6 : 4 5 p m G e r m a n L a n g u a g e W o r s h i p 1 s t S u n d a y o f e a c h m o n t h 3 : 0 0 p m Maranatha Baptist Church 347-5683 Sunday School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:30 A.M. Sunday Services . . . . . . . . 10:45 A.M. & 6:00 P.M. Sunday AWANA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:00 P.M. Wednesday Prayer / Bible Study . . . . . . 6:45 P.M. Pastor Bill Fortune 000AM1T 75 484 484 Exit 341 MARION OAKS COURSE SW 49TH AVE. MARION OAKS PASS MARION OAKS TRAIL 200 484 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 (352) 369-9933 7380 SW 60th Ave., Suite 1, Ocala, FL 34476 Certified Public Accountants Wealth Management & Financial Planning Tax return preparation starting at $165 for Basic 1040 Form All state returns Free E-File Complimentary 30-minute conference for new clients. 000AOE2 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 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 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 S OUTH M ARION C ITIZEN D IRECTORY A SK FOR M ICHEL N ORTHSEA AT 854-3986 The Reason to Believe... Worship Call to 682184 Estate Planning Wills Trusts Real Estate Probate Corporations Medicaid Qualifying Tax Law No Charge for Initial Consultation The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our qualificati ons and experience. 7480 SW SR 200 Ocala, FL 34476 Robert A. Stermer, LL.M (TAX) Attorney At Law 000A71K 8 6 1 0 4 4 7 8 6 1 0 4 4 7 861 0447

PAGE 11

who defied convention and studied sacred texts. We have women during the Inquisition teaching Judaism in secret to their children under pain of death or the fires of the auto da fe. There were the women in the Holocaust who died trying to save their children from the fires of hell. And there were the women soldiers in the Israeli army who fought side by side with the men for the freedom of the Jewish state. Esthers model of valor has certainly stood as a beacon and inspiration for feminist involvement and as Esther acted in the Purim story, so have other Jewish women as they faced the same threats of annihilation. When Jews celebrate that joyous festival of Purim (March 8, 2012) they will be singing, dancing, telling stories, masquerading and eating lots of hamantashen. (Cookies shaped liked Hamans hat) Even as modern Persia (Iran) threatens Israel with weapons even Haman could not have dreamed of, somewhere, I believe, is an Esther waiting to come forth once again to rescue her people. Judi is a former teacher and Jewish educator. She lives in Sun Valley with her husband, Phil. Friday, March 2, 2012 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 18 ~ Friday, March 2, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Attend the worship service of your choice... JUDI CONTINUED FROM PAGE 10 Homeschool help availableAre you a Marion County Homeschooler looking to make more friends for trips, projects, outings and play dates? Are you thinking about homeschooling and would like a place to ask questions, get advice or voice concerns? Be sure to check out an inclusive, everyone is welcome group that is very active and always looking to make new friends. Come check us out! http://ocalahomeschooling.com or call: 352-5087465. helpful seminars, call Geri at the clubhouse, 352-2371675 and make your reservations. The Activities Team will be providing coffee and Danish in the morning and a light lunch for a small fee. Vendors participating in the Senior Health Fair are: db Hearing Solutions; Geril Therapy; Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services; Home Instead Senior Care; Hospice of Marion County; Lifestyles Solutions Medical Spa; McKenney Chiropractic Care; Premier Medical Center; Robert Boissoneault Oncology Institute and Thermo Cool Heat & Air. Sail awayTake a chance and win a trip to the Bahamas aboard Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. Spend three days of fun and relaxation with port fees; taxes and gratuities all included plus an extra hundred dollars in spending money. The Veterans Club of Cherrywood is sponsoring this raffle that will be held at the Memorial Day observance. Tickets are only $10 for one or three for $20 and are available from Geri at the office, or Bill Mahar or Rich Hurley. You dont have to be present to win and you dont even have to be a Cherrywood resident to win. Good luck. 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 an energetic, vivacious young lady who heads up our Activities Committee, Eve Houghtaling. Eve and her husband of 47 years, Jim, are originally from Michigan. They have a son who lives in North Carolina and a daughter in Indiana and two grandchildren. In 1999, they moved to Cherrywood and immediately became active in their new community. As Social Director for the 2000 member parish of Saint Johns Church, Eve was responsible for putting on dinners and parties and programs that enhanced the mission of the church. This was no small order for a congregation as large as Saint Johns especially when it came to things like Thanksgiving or Christmas dinners. Specializing in the education of youngsters, Eve was a pre-school teacher and taught pre-school courses at Mott Community College in Flint, Michigan. From her teaching and work at the parish she learned her expert administrative skills. These became evident in her other work in the community. During her service in Michigan she ran and assisted in such projects as a shelter for abused women; foster care for the young; and was a Religious Services Director. This fit in with her life long desire to do random acts of kindness and to make the world a better place. When Eve and Jim retired and came to Florida, Eves philosophy did not change nor did her desire to help people. Since coming to Cherrywood in 1999, Eve has served the Vet Club; Entertainment Committee; Activities Committee and been a part of many other programs. Diagnosed with Parkinsons disease a little over a year and a half ago, Eve has never slowed down. She is treating her affliction with holistic medical procedures and a dogged determination that will no doubt help her triumph over this medical problem. Youve seen Eve if youve ever been to an event sponsored by the Activities Committee; bowling; painting or pool aerobics classes. She also enjoys gardening and long walks with her friends. As if that werent enough, one day a week she volunteers at the VFW in the kitchen. When asked why she did so much for the Cherrywood Community, Eve smiled warmly and answered, I love the people. We support each other and theres no class system here. Everything is open to everyone. If youve been in the Clubhouse lately you will notice that the tables are decorated for St. Pattys Day with beautiful flowers. Eve who feels that flowers make the place feel homey is responsible for that. CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 15 SEE CHERRYWOOD PAGE25 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 000AKP7 VILLAGES COMPUTER & REPAIR (352) 237-4852 email: villagescomputer@yahoo.com Next to the neighborhood Storage on SR200 across from the Jasmine Plaza Computer Repair Custom Building Computer Classes Free Diagnostics Data Recovery Networking In Store Service or at Your Location FREE Service Calls to your house or business with this ad 7256 SW 62nd Ave., Suite 5, Ocala, FL 34476 9330 SW 105th St., Ocala, FL 34481 854-9550 www.ocalawestumc.com 100th Ave. SW 105th St SW 110th St 484 Marion Oaks Library SW 103 rd St Pi ne R un OTOW 80th Ave. 60th Ave. 49th Ave. Oak Run 200 484 A Place for You... No matter what your age is, no matter where You come from, no matter who you are, There is a place for you at Ocala West UMC Traditional Worship 8:00 & 11:00 A.M. Casual & Contemporary 9:30 A.M. Children & Youth Ministries 000AB58 Rev. Alan Jefferson 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 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 000AM2R Bible Studies Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Minister Anthony Smith Southwest Christian Church 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 000AF8L 000AI1H Mane Event Hair Salon A Full Service Hair Salon 854-5969 8720 S.W. State Road 200 #1 Dillen Plaza MASSAGE BY APPOINTMENT 000AKDH 000AMXX (Located in Kingsland Plaza, 8810 Hwy. 200, across from Pine Run, at traffic light) (352) 854-6464 Toll Free 1-800-749-3245 E-mail: service@eaglerealtyofocala.com Website: www.EagleRealtyOfOcala.com Of Ocala, Inc. LAND RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL 000APH3 8657B SW 96 LANE $54,900 OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY MARCH 4, 2012 1:00 to 2:00 pm ON TOP OF THE WORLD RESALES OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY MARCH 4, 2012 1:00 to 2:00 pm PINE RUN ESTATES Dot Baker 207-8399 GORGEOUS BIRMINGHAM close to front gate and post office. Excellent condition. Neutral color floors and walls, plantation shutters all windows. Beautiful tile in high traffic areas; Kitchen/Family, Florida and Bathrooms. Close to shopping Directions: SW Hwy. 200 to OTOW Entrance, past gate take first right on 85th Terr., then left on 96th Lane to second home on right. 8917 SW 102 PLACE $44,900 NEW ROOF 2008 NEW A/C 2011 NEW PAINT. NICE LAWN. SHOWS REAL GOOD. 2 Bdrm, 2 bath, 1 car port, Covered Patio, Florida Room, Appliances, Window Treatments. Directions: SW Hwy. 200 to Pine Run Entrance past Gate, left to 102 Place, Second home on right. John Nick 433-3526

PAGE 12

Friday, March 2, 2012 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 12 ~ Friday, March 2, 2012 www.smcitizen.com CALL TOM OR SUSIE AT 854-3986 To place your food ad in this section! Color RED is free! Our Redeemer Lutheran Our Redeemer Lutheran Church is conducting midweek (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 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.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 352-624-9563. Christs Church of Marion County Saturday, March 3: Men's Prayer Group, 8 a.m. Sunday, March 4: Sunday School, 9:30 am. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 6: Women's Ministry, 'Work Night', 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 7: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Saturday, March 10: Women's Spring Break, Guest Speaker: Gaye Martin, 9 am. Sunday, March 11: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Friendship Fellowship Sunday; join the congregation for lunch "Irish Flair" after the worship service. Christs Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., off State Road 200, Ocala. Phone is 352-8616182, website is www.ccomc.org.Joy Lutheran ChurchThe Wednesday night Lenten Services theme will be Dark Nights of the Soul. Senior Pastor Edward Holloway Jr. will provide the messages on such topics as Alone in Sin, Lonely, Cold, Breathless, Lost, In Pain, and AloneAgain. A Soup Supper will precede the Wednesday night Lenten services at 5:30 p.m. The theme for the Sunday services in Lent (8:15 and 11 a.m.) will be A Journey from Fear to Love. Pastor Holloways messages will be on Fear of the World, Fear of My Own Way, Fear of God, Fear of the Holy Spirit and Fear of Light. Joy Evangelical Lutheran Church is on Southwest State Road 200 at 83rd Place, Ocala. For more information call the church office at 3528544509 ext 221. St. Jude Catholic The Bereavement Group for those grieving the loss of a loved one will meet on Tuesdays, March 13 and March 27, 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. Classes for Spanish as a second language continue to be offered every Thursday at 11:30 a.m. Stations of the Cross continue every Friday during Lent at 8:30 a.m. in English and at 7 p.m. in Spanish. Fr. Fernando Gil will present our Lenten Mission this year. It will be given on Saturday, March 3 in English and Saturday, March 10 in Spanish. Time is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Refreshments will be available. On Saturday, March 17, there will be a Healing Mass, followed by a luncheon in the Parish Hall, for those suffering in both mind and body. A Penance Service is scheduled for Thursday, March 29, at 7 p.m. Several priests will be in attendance for those who wish to avail themselves of the Sacrament of Reconciliation. The parishioners of St. Jude Catholic Community mourn the passing of their former pastor, Fr. Anthony Palmese, on Feb. 2. RELIGION Purim in the Wild West with ChabadPurim in The Wild West is Chabad of Marion Countys creative twist this year on their traditional Purim party, to accommodate the anticipated crowds of men, women and children who throng Chabad for their annual Purim celebrations. On Purim, Chabad is the place to be! Chabads grand Purim Bash will be held at the Courtyard Marriott of Ocala, 3712 SW 38th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34474 Thursday, March 8, 5:30 p.m. The celebration will begin with a unique Multimedia Megillah Reading followed by exciting, music, hamentashen, western style dinner buffet and more. In the spirit of Purim, come in a Wild West costume to be included in the lively competition where judges will award prizes to contestants with the most innovative or funny costumes. All are welcome to join regardless of affiliation or background, no membership required. The Cost is $12 per Adult and $8 per child. Purim celebrates the salvation of the Jewish people, in the year 3405 from Creation (356 bce), from Hamans plot to destroy, kill and annihilate all the Jews, young and old, infants and women, in a single day. (Purim literally means lots for Haman determined the day of annihilation by throwing a lottery.) It is observed by public readings of the megillah Scroll of Esther, sending food portions to friends, giving gifts of money to the poor, and enjoying a festive meal accompanied with joyous drink. To RSVP or for more information on Chabads Purim festivities or on the holiday of Purim and its observances, contact Chabad of Marion County at 352-291-2218 info@jewishmarion.org or log on to www.JewishMairon.org 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 000AOWE 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 000APHA 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 3/9/12 NOW SERVING LUNCH Sandwiches & Salads 000AO8E 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 7 1 1 1 9 3 T a s t e T h e B e s t T a s t e T h e B e s t Taste The Best 000AQBW

PAGE 13

T he action in Little Theatres play Sex Please Were Sixty really ramps up when Mrs Stancliff, the proprietress of the Rose Cottage Bed and Breakfast, enlists the aid of Henry, her gentleman caller, to help her reduce the amorous inclinations of Bud The Stud. Henry, a retired chemist, has recently returned from a trip to Italy and is engaged in developing a pill he discovered there that increases the libido in menopausal women. An ingredient in the pill goes awry, however, and things go mysteriously strange and belly laughing funny when both Bud and Henry mistakenly take a dose of the pill. Remaining ticket sales in the Orchid Club are on March 6 from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m., March 10 from 8 to 10 a.m. and March 14 from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. In the Palm Grove Club ticket sales will be on March 5 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. There are a few remaining tickets for the dinner show as well as reserved seats for the other shows. If you cannot make one of the above selling dates, call Diana Schmidt for dinner show tickets at 352-8737243 and for all others call Linda Noel at 352-873-9908. This play is receiving great reviews where playing around the country!!Do You Remember? Super Bowl PartyTune in channel 12 for Len Teitlers presentation of the 2012 Super Bowl Party, narrated by Anna Boodee. It will air following FYI daily from March 2 to March 9 at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Baby Boomers Bowling and GamblingThe 2nd Annual Oak Run Baby Boomers Bowling and Pizza Party will take place on Saturday, March 10, at 2 p.m. at AMF West Lanes. Cost is $12 per bowler which includes 3 games, shoe rental, 2 slices of pizza and pop. Cost for non-bowlers is $5. Tickets will be on sale tomorrow, Saturday, March 3, from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Orchid Club lobby. For more information call Marianne at 352-237-9928. Its Hard Rock time again. Oak Run Baby Boomers and their guests are invited to join us for another fun-filled trip to Tampa on Tuesday, April 10. We will leave the Palm Grove lot promptly at 12:30 p.m. and depart Hard Rock at 7:30 p.m. Get your tickets March 10 from 9 to 11 a.m. inside the Orchid Club auditorium where Donut Drop-In will be taking place until 10 a.m. For your $20 you will receive $30 in free play, plus a $5 food voucher. Transportation and gratuity are included. For Information call Adele at 352-854-7963. Upper Midwest ClubWhen is a chili cook-off not a chili cook-off? When its a Lets Get Crockd cook-off, thats when. What is a Lets Get Crockd cook-off you ask? Its when the members supply the crock pots of chili, but the club supplies other crock pot type items like clam chowder, beef stew, kielbasa and sauerkraut, and pasta dishes. So on March 14 it will be a Lets get Crockd cook-off expanded to include many items made in a crock pot. This cook-off will be a new twist to crock pot cooking and yes chili in a pot can still be made. If you do not want to cook chili, just bring finger foods or a dessert. Everyone should bring the beverage of their choice. The entertainment for the event will be Homer Noodleman, a one-man comedy-variety show. Come prepared to laugh a lot. The annual Chinese auction will be on for the night as well, so bring an item to the party and we will auction it off for the club. There will also be a 75:25 raffle and door prizes. Ticket sales for all this will be Monday, March 5, and Tuesday, March 6, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Orchid Club lobby. Please note the change in the cost: members only $5 and guests, $7. Laurel Oaks directories, planning, mens breakfast, St. Patricks DayLaurel Oaks is a very active neighborhood. In order to better communicate with all our neighbors an e-mail listing is maintained. The March Laurel Oaks Newsletter contains a form for corrections, deletions and new e-mail addresses. A form for updates to the address and phone directory is also included. Please complete the form and return it as directed. E-mail addresses are never shared and only appropriate Laurel Oaks items are distributed. Thank you for your cooperation. The neighborhood planning committee will meet on Monday, March 5, at 7 p.m. to plan upcoming events. Wont you join in and share your ideas? RSVP to Deb at 352-5666293. On Thursday, March 15, the Laurel Oaks Mens Breakfast will host two guest speakers from the Marion County Sheriffs Department.. Captain James Burton, District Commander of the South West District, and Duane Johnson, South West COPS Coordinator, will discuss their responsibilities in the South West District. This will be a very informative discussion with an opportunity to ask questions. The breakfast will be held at the Royal Oaks Golf Club at 8 a.m. RSVP to Bill at 352237-4550 or e-mail empireago@embarqmail.com (There are no hyphens in this address.) Give the mens breakfast a try!! The famous Laurel Oaks St. Patricks Day party will be held on Saturday, March 17, at the Orchid Club. Yes, that is St. Patricks Day!! Green and white carnations will grace each table with balloons floating over head. A choice of four different styles of hats will be available for each person. A beautiful green bead necklace with three shamrocks will be presented to each of the ladies. Yes, there will be beads for the gents as well and everyone will receive a green shamrock wrist bracelet! Top it off with a delicious corned beef and cabbage dinner. Bring the beverage of your choice. There will be musical entertainment with professional singer Fred Campbell. Join in the Irish trivia contest, sing along, buy 50/50 tickets and there will be other surprises! The best St. Patricks party in Ocala is only $13.50 per person! (A limited number of seats are available for residents of other neighborhoods). Check your cubby for the flyer. For more information call Paula at 352-237-4550. Lets fill the Orchid Club and have a great time! New England ClubThe New England Club will hold the March meeting on Thursday, the 15th, at the Orchid Club. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner served at 6 p.m., consisting of ham or breast of chicken and boiled vegetables, including cabbage.. Sign ups will be on Monday, March 5, and Friday, March 9, in the Orchid Club lobby from 10 a.m. until noon. Cost of tickets is $15. The entertainment will be a team trivia contest, so put on your thinking caps and bring your memory with you. A 50/50 will be held and door prizes awarded. Please bring a friend and remember new members are always welcome. If you need any information or have any questions please call Mary at 352-854-7941. Married for 73 Years!Can you imagine being married for 73 years? Frank and Esther Jensen, who reside in neighborhood 2, have been married that long! They wed in New York, had two boys and three girls and were snow birds. Falling in love with Oak Run they decided to firmly plant their feet here. Their friends Jack and Dollie Ryan want Oak Runners to know about the Jensens long term love affair. New York Club Greetings to our club members and all Oak Runners. Even with empty pockets from our trip to the Tampa racetrack, most will be joining in for a fun time at our International Dinner Dance on March 28. It will be interesting to see those who wear or show their background or heritage. Tickets will be on sale on March 12. If you are an Oak Runner, come join this fun-for-all club. Dues are $6 per person. For more information contact Nancy Lillard at 352-8736110. Contact our Sunshine Gal Ginny at 352-854-5120 to cheer a member. Golfview Spring FlingGolfview is having a Spring Fling, Friday, March 16, at 6 p.m. at Palm Grove. Cost will be $5 per person. Please bring a heavy hors doeuvre to serve 10 people and bring the beverage of your choice. Entertainment will be An Affair to Remember by Ron Ratisher DJ and MC. There will be a 50/50 raffle. For more information please contact Sandy Mantel. Genealogy Club The Oak Run Genealogy Club will meet on Friday, March 16, at 9:30 a.m. in the card room of the Orchid Club. Jim Waddell will present the program Google for the Genealogist which will give everyone enough information to be successful in doing basic searches using Google. Unless otherwise noted club meetings are held on the third Wednesday of every month; please refer to the clubs blog, orgenealogy.blogspot.com, for any last minute changes. (There are no hyphens in this address.) Cant Help Singing Cant Help Singing will return to Palm Grove on Friday, April 20, Saturdays July 14, and Sept. 1, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Please mark your calendars. Our little show is still a gift of love to our friends and neighbors in Oak Run. The talented Nick LaPetina will delight us with his piano. Vinny Mure, without a doubt one of the finest performers of our time, continues to deliver his songs with class. Ralph Dragottos renditions of Mamma, Too Ra Loo Ra and Yiddisha Mamma have a magic to delight. We are hoping Rosemarie Imbriale can join us. Come let us caress your heart with our songs. Keep well and God bless. Oak Run TravelThose of you who went to the Stetson Mansion with us last year know what a fantastic, interesting guide we had with Kent. Well, we have him again for two trips this year. The first trip that Kent will do for us is on Friday, Nov. 16, and is called Rediscovering the Real Florida. Our first stop is one of the oldest ranches is Florida that is now the largest training facility for harness racing. We will see young ponies being put through their paces on the race track and learn how they are pampered. Next we will visit DeLeon Springs State Park where we will stop for a most unusual lunch of pancakes at a restored Sugar Mill in the park. Afterward, we will visit the Pioneer Settlement for the Creative Arts to see first hand how the early pioneers persevered. A village has been created with over 17 buildings inFriday, March 2, 2012 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com CALL TOM OR SUSIE AT 854-3986 To place your food ad in this section! Color RED is free! 16 ~ Friday, March 2, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Tickets available for Little Theatre performance O AK RUN C W Carol AnnWheeler PHOTO BY RON RATNERMargarethe and Milton Nachbar of Oak Run show their pastel art work at The 20th annual Fine Arts Show. PLEASESEEOAK RUN PAGE16 OAK RUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 13 PLEASESEEOAK RUN PAGE20 000AHGE 000A82Q ALL FAITH CREMATION SOCIETY 000AOYY Cleanmaster CLEANMASTER CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING Servicing All Of Citrus & Marion County For 25 Years 489-4844 O W N E R D O E S T H E W O R K We Also Have Outdoor Pressure Cleaning Available. Call for pricing. 3 Room Minimum 24 Years Carpet Cleaning One Chair Cleaned FREE Sofa & Love Seat $ 65 Dryer & Vent Cleaning Special $ 50 W INTER S PECIALS $ 15 Per Room 000AOR5 FREE HEARING IMPAIRED PHONE INTERNET & LANDLINE NEEDED NO GIMMICK NO MONTHLY FEE FITS UP TO SEVERE LOSS WATER RESISTANT Dont get caught up in Bait & Switch Sales Pitches! 000AP7O INVERNESS 352-419-7911 3161-C E. Gulf to Lake Hwy. 1/2 mile East of Walmart Monday-Friday 9:00am-4:00pm; Saturday & Sunday by Appointment We accept most insurance plans. Call for benefits. ALL DIGITAL 3 YEAR WARRANTY Come to NuTech Hearing for honest advertised prices. CALL OR COME IN TODAY HONEST ADVERTISING PRICING NO SMALL PRINT! The Mini $ 795 NO COST CONSULTATION NO COST HEARING TEST 30 DAY TRIAL OCALA 352-671-2999 11250 SW 93rd Ct. Rd. next to Chilis 000AO0V This message provided by this newspaper. L i n d a s H a i r S t u d i o 000AOVY W e H a v e a N e w L o o k W e H a v e a N e w L o o k We Have a New Look H o w A b o u t Y o u ? H o w A b o u t Y o u ? How About You? Come In For Hi & Low Lites, Color, Perms, Great Cuts Alyce, Lou Anne, Steve, Gary, Jean And Linda O PEN M ONDAY T HRU S ATURDAY J A S M I N E P L A Z A # 1 0 2 8 5 4 1 9 0 0 J A S M I N E P L A Z A # 1 0 2 8 5 4 1 9 0 0 J A S M I N E P L A Z A # 1 0 2 8 5 4 1 9 0 0 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 000AP1P 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 3/9/12 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 000AP5Y 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. 3/9//12 MONDAY Excluding specials. Exp. 3/9/12 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. 3/9/12 BUY 1 SUB GET ONE BUY 1 SUB GET ONE 1/2 PRICE 1/2 PRICE 2 Beverage purchase required Excluding specials. Exp. 3/9/12 $1.00 OFF $1.00 OFF ENTREE ENTREE 11100 SW 93 Ct. Rd. Suite 12, Ocala, FL Mon-Thur 11am-10pm Fri & Sat 11am-11pm Sunday 11am-9pm 402-0003 Buy 1 Meal Get 1 at 1 / 2 OFF Equal or Lesser Value With purchase of 2 drinks With coupon Exp. 4/6/12 000AMMO 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

PAGE 14

Friday, March 2, 2012 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 14 ~ Friday, March 2, 2012 www.smcitizen.com A ccording to the latest statistics, there are more than 9,000 homeless veterans in Florida with the availability of only 750 transitional beds. Ritz House in Ocala will soon be open it doors, offering 50 more beds to that total. Cherrywood opened its heart recently and along with the community, donated food for this facility to the point that extra shelving was necessary in the pantry. Not content with this, volunteers and the Cherrywood Veterans Club rolled up their sleeves and again opened their hearts by adopting a room in the Ritz. This is an on going commitment to the veterans of Marion County by the Veterans Club of Cherrywood. Taking on this worthwhile task were the men and women of the Veterans Club who volunteered their time and talents to redecorate; clean and furnish a room. Some of these rooms had not been occupied for many years and the task was daunting. Newly refurbished, every room has a small kitchen area with a microwave oven; hot plate; sink; small refrigerator and full set of dishes and flatware. Two rooms share a bath and that too was cleaned and brightened up by the volunteer crew. Residents are referred to Ritz House by the Veterans Administration and given time to gain employment, save a few dollars and move on into the community. During their stay, other services will also be provided to help each individual transition back into society. A bright and cheery room that offers privacy and comfort is a vital part of the recovery process for most of these men and women. Cherrywood Veterans Club through its volunteers has provided that pleasant and homey atmosphere. Every room has used furniture and the volunteers went so far as to resurface and repair bed; dresser; armoire; chest of drawers; floors and even hang pictures and curtains. More than 180 hours of work went into preparing this room for its new resident. After the Vietnam war, there were no welcome home parades or marching bands playing for the returning veterans. In recognition of this, Vietnam vets began greeting each other with the words, Welcome home! A majority of homeless veterans are of the Vietnam era so Cherrywood has said with pride and open arms to those men and women, Welcome Home. Our volunteers who gave so much of their time and abilities are Sandra and Bill Brotherhood; Peggy Konar; Ruth Hurley; Ida and Bill Mahar. On behalf of the veterans of Cherrywood; the non-veterans of Cherrywood to homeless vets: Welcome home C HERRYWOOD ESTATES J E John Everlove These are the volunteers who worked on the veterans room at the Ritz. SEE CHERRYWOOD PAGE15 this community and veterans everywhere, we send you each, a heartfelt Salute and a very sincere Thank you for your contribution of time, talent and care. We dont know what theyve been through; but we know what we can do. That Can Do spirit is alive and well at Cherrywood. Still time Theres still time to enter the 5K walk/run to benefit Marion County Kidney Foundation. Just be at the Cherrywood Clubhouse at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 3, to meet up with all your neighbors and friends who are taking part. All you need is your comfortable walking or running shoes, $20 and a willingness to enjoy helping a very worthy cause. With all the scheduled events and vendors, it promises to be a great time. Contact me, your humble reporter via email for more details. Well see you there. Cherrywood bowlersAccording to the Cherrywood Bowling League President Sandee Spencer, the Cherrywood bowlers are crazy. Now she did say that some of them are just a little crazy while others well One thing for sure, they sure know how to have fun. On my visit I saw a lot of laughter; heard many compliments when spares were picked up or a strike was thrown, and observed some extraordinary body English as bowlers tried to steer their ball with their gyrations. Yup, to the outside observer, I had to agree with Sandee but few groups have more genuine fun times than the bowlers. Every Monday morning, more than 40 residents of Cherrywood assemble at AMF Galaxy West Lanes in Ocala. They sign in, pay their dues and begin to warm up. Fran Hall is the Treasurer/Secretary for the league and even she was having a good time in the usually stressful task of collecting money and assigning lanes. Cherrywood is not a sanctioned league so the competition is light hearted and for bragging rights only. Most of the people come to enjoy the company and companionship of socializing with friends. Eleven thirty until two is when the league gets together which might seem like an unusual time. When asked Fran explained, a lot of people dont like to get up early and enjoy going to lunch after the games are over. In addition, Galaxy Lanes has and excellent snack bar for food and a lounge if you should desire an adult beverage. Always looking for more people from Cherrywood to join them, the league has two ways to play. The first of course, is to join and be assigned to a team or bring in a team of your own. The second, for those who dont want to make a full time commitment is to sign up CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 13 as a substitute. Substitute bowlers fill in for those that are already assigned to a regular team but for whatever reason, have to miss a Monday. The cost to participate in the league is only $10.50 for regular bowlers and $9.10 for substitutes per week. Most agree thats pretty inexpensive for so much entertainment and fun. If you think you might be interested, contact Fran Hall at Hall550@CFL.rr.com for more information. The league runs from September through April and is culminated by a great bowling banquet. Ping PongDid you know that Cherrywood has table tennis? Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:30 until 10, about half a dozen people come to the clubhouse to play and share in this exciting game. The table is in great shape and so are the players. It takes energy and coordination to keep the ball in play and for those who are in moderate or better health; this game offers a pretty good work out. Always looking for new players, you can come in as an individual or with a friend and play doubles. By playing two people per team, everyone gets a chance to enjoy the game with a little rest in between matches. Players interviewed on Thursday were Herb Barnum; Ben Madella; Richard Miles; Lenny Becker and Dave Sutphin. All were eager to get the word out to both men and women about this fun sport. Each one agreed that if you dont know anything about the game, they will be glad to show you how its played and if youre an accomplished player, they will give you friendly competition. Try out table tennis for your pleasure and your health; its a fast paced, fascinating and fun game. Veterans ride the rangeThe Cherrywood Veterans Club members will be headed to the Hernando County Sportsmans Club on March 22 for a morning of shooting. At 9 a.m., interested vets will meet at the Clubhouse and head out for a two-hour shoot. The cost is only $17 plus a donation for drivers who take more than three people in the car pool. Shooters must supply their own ammunition; eye and ear protection. After the range, everyone will gather at the Boathouse Restaurant in Crystal River for a luncheon. Veterans are welcome to bring along their significant other to enjoy the day. Sign up early with Geri or contact Bill Mahar to make reservations. There are only 23 shooting stations and these slots fill up quickly so dont delay. The range is equipped for pistol caliber weapons only.Tennis, anyone?Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings, come out to the tennis court on the south side of the clubhouse at Cherrywood and youll see active adults engaged in the sport of Kings. At 9 a.m. weather permitting, and it usually does, you will find men and women taking part in this exhilarating sport. Every age is represented from 55 to 85 and even older. Players volley the ball back and forth on the concrete court (called a Royal Court) and all kinds of shots can be seen. Lobs, slams, and the occasional netter that just barely creeps over the net after hitting the top of it; theyre all part of the game. You can take part in this great sport. Just put on your shorts and tennis shoes, grab a racket and join the crew. If you dont have a racket or need one restrung, you can contact Rudy Heilman, he does that kind of work. If you think you are too old for tennis, just ask Harold Hinchey; hes only 86 and one of the better players. Put your inhibitions aside and join Inge Heilman, Dave Beauschamp, Bill Thompson, Fran Mullen, Guggy Guglielmi and others for a warm welcome, a fun time and a good game of tennis. Youll enjoy yourself and maybe even leave the court feeling like a King. Health Fair free to publicCherrywood Estates will host a free Senior Health Fair on April 14. The lectures and programs begin at 10:00 AM with the topic, How to Eat Healthier. This will be followed by Healthy Aging of your Muscles & Joints at 11 a.m.; Cancer Prevention, Nutrition & Exercise at noon and ending with Oh My Achy Back! at 1 p.m. Other services offered at the seminar will be weight analysis; BMI (Body Mass Index) fat percentage evaluation; advanced planning for your final arrangements; free spinal Screenings; and information on Hospice of Marion County to name just a few. Seating is limited so if you dont want to miss out on these informative and Two tennis players swap stories. SEE CHERRYWOOD PAGE18 RENEWED SURFACES We Specialize In Repairing Your Concrete Not Just Coloring Over It!! WE MAKE YOUR CONCRETE LOOK GOOD! By Re-Surfacing Your Concrete! Driveways Pool Decks Patios Garages Entrance Ways Non Skid Protection Many Colors! Easy to Keep Clean Mildew & Oil Resistant Commercial Grade Quality NEW CONCRETE 352-237-2796 Family Owned & Operated Since 1972 Licensed & Insured #3803 Dependable We Install New or Replace Old Slabs Driveways Drive Extensions Patios Walkways Total Concrete Service A Division of R.C. Cohn Construction 000A93F 000AKYO Tax Time Is Here... Are Y ou Ready? IAS TAX SERVICES 352-245-3197 ALAN ANDERSON STEVE CHORDAS ENROLLED AGENT ENROLLED AGENT 1665 SW HWY 484 @ I-75 BETWEEN DUNKIN DONUTS AND ZAXBYS FREE ELECTRONIC FILING WITH ALL TAX RETURNS Bring this ad to receive a 1040 with Schedule B & Schedule D for only $ 89 Offer runs from Feb. 17 through March 31, 2012 000APH1 W.A.C. INCLUDES REBATES AND $1800 CASH OR TRADE EQUITY, PLUS TAX, TAG, TITLE. 72 MONTH FINANCING. PAYMENTS BASED UPON 1) 36 MO. LEASE, 12,000 MILE/YR. $2,499 DUE AT SIGNING W.A.C. 2) 24 MO. LEASE, 1 2,000 MILE/YR. $1,999 DUE AT SIGNING W.A.C. SEE ALL OF OUR VEHICLES AT WWW.OCALAMITSUBISHI.COM ALL NEW 2011s MUST GO! ARE YOU A $5,000 WINNER? BRING IN THIS AD AND SEE! CELEBRATE THE NEW YEAR WITH A NEW MITSUBISHI 10 YEAR/100,000 WARRANTY LOW, LOW INTEREST RATES MODEL END REDUCTIONS 2011 LANCER NOW $ 13,684 WAS $19,646 NOT A LEASE! BUY FOR ONLY $219* /MO. #C103 #CT066 2011 OUTLANDER SPORT NOW $ 16,579 WAS $22,272 NOT A LEASE! BUY FOR ONLY $259* /MO. 2200 State Road 200 in Ocala Call 888-429-2206 800-342-3008 OPEN UNTIL 8:00 PM OPEN SUNDAY UNTIL 6:00 PM REALL Y NICE PEOPLE Ocalas Only 4-Star Ocalas Only 4-Star Accommodations Accommodations for Your Pet for Your Pet Tour our unique Tour our unique facility and you facility and you be the judge! be the judge! 352-861-4566 352-861-4566 B o a r d i n g G r o o m i n g Boarding Grooming 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala www.palmettokennels.com www.palmettokennels.com 000ALW5 Kennel Pet Sitting Kennel Grooming Pet Sitting L o o k f o r u s L o o k f o r u s Look for us o n F a c e b o o k o n F a c e b o o k on Facebook

PAGE 15

Friday, March 2, 2012 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 14 ~ Friday, March 2, 2012 www.smcitizen.com A ccording to the latest statistics, there are more than 9,000 homeless veterans in Florida with the availability of only 750 transitional beds. Ritz House in Ocala will soon be open it doors, offering 50 more beds to that total. Cherrywood opened its heart recently and along with the community, donated food for this facility to the point that extra shelving was necessary in the pantry. Not content with this, volunteers and the Cherrywood Veterans Club rolled up their sleeves and again opened their hearts by adopting a room in the Ritz. This is an on going commitment to the veterans of Marion County by the Veterans Club of Cherrywood. Taking on this worthwhile task were the men and women of the Veterans Club who volunteered their time and talents to redecorate; clean and furnish a room. Some of these rooms had not been occupied for many years and the task was daunting. Newly refurbished, every room has a small kitchen area with a microwave oven; hot plate; sink; small refrigerator and full set of dishes and flatware. Two rooms share a bath and that too was cleaned and brightened up by the volunteer crew. Residents are referred to Ritz House by the Veterans Administration and given time to gain employment, save a few dollars and move on into the community. During their stay, other services will also be provided to help each individual transition back into society. A bright and cheery room that offers privacy and comfort is a vital part of the recovery process for most of these men and women. Cherrywood Veterans Club through its volunteers has provided that pleasant and homey atmosphere. Every room has used furniture and the volunteers went so far as to resurface and repair bed; dresser; armoire; chest of drawers; floors and even hang pictures and curtains. More than 180 hours of work went into preparing this room for its new resident. After the Vietnam war, there were no welcome home parades or marching bands playing for the returning veterans. In recognition of this, Vietnam vets began greeting each other with the words, Welcome home! A majority of homeless veterans are of the Vietnam era so Cherrywood has said with pride and open arms to those men and women, Welcome Home. Our volunteers who gave so much of their time and abilities are Sandra and Bill Brotherhood; Peggy Konar; Ruth Hurley; Ida and Bill Mahar. On behalf of the veterans of Cherrywood; the non-veterans of Cherrywood to homeless vets: Welcome home C HERRYWOOD ESTATES J E John Everlove These are the volunteers who worked on the veterans room at the Ritz. SEE CHERRYWOOD PAGE15 this community and veterans everywhere, we send you each, a heartfelt Salute and a very sincere Thank you for your contribution of time, talent and care. We dont know what theyve been through; but we know what we can do. That Can Do spirit is alive and well at Cherrywood. Still time Theres still time to enter the 5K walk/run to benefit Marion County Kidney Foundation. Just be at the Cherrywood Clubhouse at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 3, to meet up with all your neighbors and friends who are taking part. All you need is your comfortable walking or running shoes, $20 and a willingness to enjoy helping a very worthy cause. With all the scheduled events and vendors, it promises to be a great time. Contact me, your humble reporter via email for more details. Well see you there. Cherrywood bowlersAccording to the Cherrywood Bowling League President Sandee Spencer, the Cherrywood bowlers are crazy. Now she did say that some of them are just a little crazy while others well One thing for sure, they sure know how to have fun. On my visit I saw a lot of laughter; heard many compliments when spares were picked up or a strike was thrown, and observed some extraordinary body English as bowlers tried to steer their ball with their gyrations. Yup, to the outside observer, I had to agree with Sandee but few groups have more genuine fun times than the bowlers. Every Monday morning, more than 40 residents of Cherrywood assemble at AMF Galaxy West Lanes in Ocala. They sign in, pay their dues and begin to warm up. Fran Hall is the Treasurer/Secretary for the league and even she was having a good time in the usually stressful task of collecting money and assigning lanes. Cherrywood is not a sanctioned league so the competition is light hearted and for bragging rights only. Most of the people come to enjoy the company and companionship of socializing with friends. Eleven thirty until two is when the league gets together which might seem like an unusual time. When asked Fran explained, a lot of people dont like to get up early and enjoy going to lunch after the games are over. In addition, Galaxy Lanes has and excellent snack bar for food and a lounge if you should desire an adult beverage. Always looking for more people from Cherrywood to join them, the league has two ways to play. The first of course, is to join and be assigned to a team or bring in a team of your own. The second, for those who dont want to make a full time commitment is to sign up CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 13 as a substitute. Substitute bowlers fill in for those that are already assigned to a regular team but for whatever reason, have to miss a Monday. The cost to participate in the league is only $10.50 for regular bowlers and $9.10 for substitutes per week. Most agree thats pretty inexpensive for so much entertainment and fun. If you think you might be interested, contact Fran Hall at Hall550@CFL.rr.com for more information. The league runs from September through April and is culminated by a great bowling banquet. Ping PongDid you know that Cherrywood has table tennis? Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:30 until 10, about half a dozen people come to the clubhouse to play and share in this exciting game. The table is in great shape and so are the players. It takes energy and coordination to keep the ball in play and for those who are in moderate or better health; this game offers a pretty good work out. Always looking for new players, you can come in as an individual or with a friend and play doubles. By playing two people per team, everyone gets a chance to enjoy the game with a little rest in between matches. Players interviewed on Thursday were Herb Barnum; Ben Madella; Richard Miles; Lenny Becker and Dave Sutphin. All were eager to get the word out to both men and women about this fun sport. Each one agreed that if you dont know anything about the game, they will be glad to show you how its played and if youre an accomplished player, they will give you friendly competition. Try out table tennis for your pleasure and your health; its a fast paced, fascinating and fun game. Veterans ride the rangeThe Cherrywood Veterans Club members will be headed to the Hernando County Sportsmans Club on March 22 for a morning of shooting. At 9 a.m., interested vets will meet at the Clubhouse and head out for a two-hour shoot. The cost is only $17 plus a donation for drivers who take more than three people in the car pool. Shooters must supply their own ammunition; eye and ear protection. After the range, everyone will gather at the Boathouse Restaurant in Crystal River for a luncheon. Veterans are welcome to bring along their significant other to enjoy the day. Sign up early with Geri or contact Bill Mahar to make reservations. There are only 23 shooting stations and these slots fill up quickly so dont delay. The range is equipped for pistol caliber weapons only.Tennis, anyone?Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings, come out to the tennis court on the south side of the clubhouse at Cherrywood and youll see active adults engaged in the sport of Kings. At 9 a.m. weather permitting, and it usually does, you will find men and women taking part in this exhilarating sport. Every age is represented from 55 to 85 and even older. Players volley the ball back and forth on the concrete court (called a Royal Court) and all kinds of shots can be seen. Lobs, slams, and the occasional netter that just barely creeps over the net after hitting the top of it; theyre all part of the game. You can take part in this great sport. Just put on your shorts and tennis shoes, grab a racket and join the crew. If you dont have a racket or need one restrung, you can contact Rudy Heilman, he does that kind of work. If you think you are too old for tennis, just ask Harold Hinchey; hes only 86 and one of the better players. Put your inhibitions aside and join Inge Heilman, Dave Beauschamp, Bill Thompson, Fran Mullen, Guggy Guglielmi and others for a warm welcome, a fun time and a good game of tennis. Youll enjoy yourself and maybe even leave the court feeling like a King. Health Fair free to publicCherrywood Estates will host a free Senior Health Fair on April 14. The lectures and programs begin at 10:00 AM with the topic, How to Eat Healthier. This will be followed by Healthy Aging of your Muscles & Joints at 11 a.m.; Cancer Prevention, Nutrition & Exercise at noon and ending with Oh My Achy Back! at 1 p.m. Other services offered at the seminar will be weight analysis; BMI (Body Mass Index) fat percentage evaluation; advanced planning for your final arrangements; free spinal Screenings; and information on Hospice of Marion County to name just a few. Seating is limited so if you dont want to miss out on these informative and Two tennis players swap stories. SEE CHERRYWOOD PAGE18 RENEWED SURFACES We Specialize In Repairing Your Concrete Not Just Coloring Over It!! WE MAKE YOUR CONCRETE LOOK GOOD! By Re-Surfacing Your Concrete! Driveways Pool Decks Patios Garages Entrance Ways Non Skid Protection Many Colors! Easy to Keep Clean Mildew & Oil Resistant Commercial Grade Quality NEW CONCRETE 352-237-2796 Family Owned & Operated Since 1972 Licensed & Insured #3803 Dependable We Install New or Replace Old Slabs Driveways Drive Extensions Patios Walkways Total Concrete Service A Division of R.C. Cohn Construction 000A93F 000AKYO Tax Time Is Here... Are Y ou Ready? IAS TAX SERVICES 352-245-3197 ALAN ANDERSON STEVE CHORDAS ENROLLED AGENT ENROLLED AGENT 1665 SW HWY 484 @ I-75 BETWEEN DUNKIN DONUTS AND ZAXBYS FREE ELECTRONIC FILING WITH ALL TAX RETURNS Bring this ad to receive a 1040 with Schedule B & Schedule D for only $ 89 Offer runs from Feb. 17 through March 31, 2012 000APH1 W.A.C. INCLUDES REBATES AND $1800 CASH OR TRADE EQUITY, PLUS TAX, TAG, TITLE. 72 MONTH FINANCING. PAYMENTS BASED UPON 1) 36 MO. LEASE, 12,000 MILE/YR. $2,499 DUE AT SIGNING W.A.C. 2) 24 MO. LEASE, 1 2,000 MILE/YR. $1,999 DUE AT SIGNING W.A.C. SEE ALL OF OUR VEHICLES AT WWW.OCALAMITSUBISHI.COM ALL NEW 2011s MUST GO! ARE YOU A $5,000 WINNER? BRING IN THIS AD AND SEE! CELEBRATE THE NEW YEAR WITH A NEW MITSUBISHI 10 YEAR/100,000 WARRANTY LOW, LOW INTEREST RATES MODEL END REDUCTIONS 2011 LANCER NOW $ 13,684 WAS $19,646 NOT A LEASE! BUY FOR ONLY $219* /MO. #C103 #CT066 2011 OUTLANDER SPORT NOW $ 16,579 WAS $22,272 NOT A LEASE! BUY FOR ONLY $259* /MO. 2200 State Road 200 in Ocala Call 888-429-2206 800-342-3008 OPEN UNTIL 8:00 PM OPEN SUNDAY UNTIL 6:00 PM REALL Y NICE PEOPLE Ocalas Only 4-Star Ocalas Only 4-Star Accommodations Accommodations for Your Pet for Your Pet Tour our unique Tour our unique facility and you facility and you be the judge! be the judge! 352-861-4566 352-861-4566 B o a r d i n g G r o o m i n g Boarding Grooming 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala www.palmettokennels.com www.palmettokennels.com 000ALW5 Kennel Pet Sitting Kennel Grooming Pet Sitting L o o k f o r u s L o o k f o r u s Look for us o n F a c e b o o k o n F a c e b o o k on Facebook

PAGE 16

T he action in Little Theatres play Sex Please Were Sixty really ramps up when Mrs Stancliff, the proprietress of the Rose Cottage Bed and Breakfast, enlists the aid of Henry, her gentleman caller, to help her reduce the amorous inclinations of Bud The Stud. Henry, a retired chemist, has recently returned from a trip to Italy and is engaged in developing a pill he discovered there that increases the libido in menopausal women. An ingredient in the pill goes awry, however, and things go mysteriously strange and belly laughing funny when both Bud and Henry mistakenly take a dose of the pill. Remaining ticket sales in the Orchid Club are on March 6 from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m., March 10 from 8 to 10 a.m. and March 14 from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. In the Palm Grove Club ticket sales will be on March 5 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. There are a few remaining tickets for the dinner show as well as reserved seats for the other shows. If you cannot make one of the above selling dates, call Diana Schmidt for dinner show tickets at 352-8737243 and for all others call Linda Noel at 352-873-9908. This play is receiving great reviews where playing around the country!!Do You Remember? Super Bowl PartyTune in channel 12 for Len Teitlers presentation of the 2012 Super Bowl Party, narrated by Anna Boodee. It will air following FYI daily from March 2 to March 9 at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Baby Boomers Bowling and GamblingThe 2nd Annual Oak Run Baby Boomers Bowling and Pizza Party will take place on Saturday, March 10, at 2 p.m. at AMF West Lanes. Cost is $12 per bowler which includes 3 games, shoe rental, 2 slices of pizza and pop. Cost for non-bowlers is $5. Tickets will be on sale tomorrow, Saturday, March 3, from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Orchid Club lobby. For more information call Marianne at 352-237-9928. Its Hard Rock time again. Oak Run Baby Boomers and their guests are invited to join us for another fun-filled trip to Tampa on Tuesday, April 10. We will leave the Palm Grove lot promptly at 12:30 p.m. and depart Hard Rock at 7:30 p.m. Get your tickets March 10 from 9 to 11 a.m. inside the Orchid Club auditorium where Donut Drop-In will be taking place until 10 a.m. For your $20 you will receive $30 in free play, plus a $5 food voucher. Transportation and gratuity are included. For Information call Adele at 352-854-7963. Upper Midwest ClubWhen is a chili cook-off not a chili cook-off? When its a Lets Get Crockd cook-off, thats when. What is a Lets Get Crockd cook-off you ask? Its when the members supply the crock pots of chili, but the club supplies other crock pot type items like clam chowder, beef stew, kielbasa and sauerkraut, and pasta dishes. So on March 14 it will be a Lets get Crockd cook-off expanded to include many items made in a crock pot. This cook-off will be a new twist to crock pot cooking and yes chili in a pot can still be made. If you do not want to cook chili, just bring finger foods or a dessert. Everyone should bring the beverage of their choice. The entertainment for the event will be Homer Noodleman, a one-man comedy-variety show. Come prepared to laugh a lot. The annual Chinese auction will be on for the night as well, so bring an item to the party and we will auction it off for the club. There will also be a 75:25 raffle and door prizes. Ticket sales for all this will be Monday, March 5, and Tuesday, March 6, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Orchid Club lobby. Please note the change in the cost: members only $5 and guests, $7. Laurel Oaks directories, planning, mens breakfast, St. Patricks DayLaurel Oaks is a very active neighborhood. In order to better communicate with all our neighbors an e-mail listing is maintained. The March Laurel Oaks Newsletter contains a form for corrections, deletions and new e-mail addresses. A form for updates to the address and phone directory is also included. Please complete the form and return it as directed. E-mail addresses are never shared and only appropriate Laurel Oaks items are distributed. Thank you for your cooperation. The neighborhood planning committee will meet on Monday, March 5, at 7 p.m. to plan upcoming events. Wont you join in and share your ideas? RSVP to Deb at 352-5666293. On Thursday, March 15, the Laurel Oaks Mens Breakfast will host two guest speakers from the Marion County Sheriffs Department.. Captain James Burton, District Commander of the South West District, and Duane Johnson, South West COPS Coordinator, will discuss their responsibilities in the South West District. This will be a very informative discussion with an opportunity to ask questions. The breakfast will be held at the Royal Oaks Golf Club at 8 a.m. RSVP to Bill at 352237-4550 or e-mail empireago@embarqmail.com (There are no hyphens in this address.) Give the mens breakfast a try!! The famous Laurel Oaks St. Patricks Day party will be held on Saturday, March 17, at the Orchid Club. Yes, that is St. Patricks Day!! Green and white carnations will grace each table with balloons floating over head. A choice of four different styles of hats will be available for each person. A beautiful green bead necklace with three shamrocks will be presented to each of the ladies. Yes, there will be beads for the gents as well and everyone will receive a green shamrock wrist bracelet! Top it off with a delicious corned beef and cabbage dinner. Bring the beverage of your choice. There will be musical entertainment with professional singer Fred Campbell. Join in the Irish trivia contest, sing along, buy 50/50 tickets and there will be other surprises! The best St. Patricks party in Ocala is only $13.50 per person! (A limited number of seats are available for residents of other neighborhoods). Check your cubby for the flyer. For more information call Paula at 352-237-4550. Lets fill the Orchid Club and have a great time! New England ClubThe New England Club will hold the March meeting on Thursday, the 15th, at the Orchid Club. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner served at 6 p.m., consisting of ham or breast of chicken and boiled vegetables, including cabbage.. Sign ups will be on Monday, March 5, and Friday, March 9, in the Orchid Club lobby from 10 a.m. until noon. Cost of tickets is $15. The entertainment will be a team trivia contest, so put on your thinking caps and bring your memory with you. A 50/50 will be held and door prizes awarded. Please bring a friend and remember new members are always welcome. If you need any information or have any questions please call Mary at 352-854-7941. Married for 73 Years!Can you imagine being married for 73 years? Frank and Esther Jensen, who reside in neighborhood 2, have been married that long! They wed in New York, had two boys and three girls and were snow birds. Falling in love with Oak Run they decided to firmly plant their feet here. Their friends Jack and Dollie Ryan want Oak Runners to know about the Jensens long term love affair. New York Club Greetings to our club members and all Oak Runners. Even with empty pockets from our trip to the Tampa racetrack, most will be joining in for a fun time at our International Dinner Dance on March 28. It will be interesting to see those who wear or show their background or heritage. Tickets will be on sale on March 12. If you are an Oak Runner, come join this fun-for-all club. Dues are $6 per person. For more information contact Nancy Lillard at 352-8736110. Contact our Sunshine Gal Ginny at 352-854-5120 to cheer a member. Golfview Spring FlingGolfview is having a Spring Fling, Friday, March 16, at 6 p.m. at Palm Grove. Cost will be $5 per person. Please bring a heavy hors doeuvre to serve 10 people and bring the beverage of your choice. Entertainment will be An Affair to Remember by Ron Ratisher DJ and MC. There will be a 50/50 raffle. For more information please contact Sandy Mantel. Genealogy Club The Oak Run Genealogy Club will meet on Friday, March 16, at 9:30 a.m. in the card room of the Orchid Club. Jim Waddell will present the program Google for the Genealogist which will give everyone enough information to be successful in doing basic searches using Google. Unless otherwise noted club meetings are held on the third Wednesday of every month; please refer to the clubs blog, orgenealogy.blogspot.com, for any last minute changes. (There are no hyphens in this address.) Cant Help Singing Cant Help Singing will return to Palm Grove on Friday, April 20, Saturdays July 14, and Sept. 1, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Please mark your calendars. Our little show is still a gift of love to our friends and neighbors in Oak Run. The talented Nick LaPetina will delight us with his piano. Vinny Mure, without a doubt one of the finest performers of our time, continues to deliver his songs with class. Ralph Dragottos renditions of Mamma, Too Ra Loo Ra and Yiddisha Mamma have a magic to delight. We are hoping Rosemarie Imbriale can join us. Come let us caress your heart with our songs. Keep well and God bless. Oak Run TravelThose of you who went to the Stetson Mansion with us last year know what a fantastic, interesting guide we had with Kent. Well, we have him again for two trips this year. The first trip that Kent will do for us is on Friday, Nov. 16, and is called Rediscovering the Real Florida. Our first stop is one of the oldest ranches is Florida that is now the largest training facility for harness racing. We will see young ponies being put through their paces on the race track and learn how they are pampered. Next we will visit DeLeon Springs State Park where we will stop for a most unusual lunch of pancakes at a restored Sugar Mill in the park. Afterward, we will visit the Pioneer Settlement for the Creative Arts to see first hand how the early pioneers persevered. A village has been created with over 17 buildings inFriday, March 2, 2012 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com CALL TOM OR SUSIE AT 854-3986 To place your food ad in this section! Color RED is free! 16 ~ Friday, March 2, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Tickets available for Little Theatre performance O AK RUN C W Carol AnnWheeler PHOTO BY RON RATNERMargarethe and Milton Nachbar of Oak Run show their pastel art work at The 20th annual Fine Arts Show. PLEASESEEOAK RUN PAGE16 OAK RUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 13 PLEASESEEOAK RUN PAGE20 000AHGE 000A82Q ALL FAITH CREMATION SOCIETY 000AOYY Cleanmaster CLEANMASTER CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING Servicing All Of Citrus & Marion County For 25 Years 489-4844 O W N E R D O E S T H E W O R K We Also Have Outdoor Pressure Cleaning Available. Call for pricing. 3 Room Minimum 24 Years Carpet Cleaning One Chair Cleaned FREE Sofa & Love Seat $ 65 Dryer & Vent Cleaning Special $ 50 W INTER S PECIALS $ 15 Per Room 000AOR5 FREE HEARING IMPAIRED PHONE INTERNET & LANDLINE NEEDED NO GIMMICK NO MONTHLY FEE FITS UP TO SEVERE LOSS WATER RESISTANT Dont get caught up in Bait & Switch Sales Pitches! 000AP7O INVERNESS 352-419-7911 3161-C E. Gulf to Lake Hwy. 1/2 mile East of Walmart Monday-Friday 9:00am-4:00pm; Saturday & Sunday by Appointment We accept most insurance plans. Call for benefits. ALL DIGITAL 3 YEAR WARRANTY Come to NuTech Hearing for honest advertised prices. CALL OR COME IN TODAY HONEST ADVERTISING PRICING NO SMALL PRINT! The Mini $ 795 NO COST CONSULTATION NO COST HEARING TEST 30 DAY TRIAL OCALA 352-671-2999 11250 SW 93rd Ct. Rd. next to Chilis 000AO0V This message provided by this newspaper. L i n d a s H a i r S t u d i o 000AOVY W e H a v e a N e w L o o k W e H a v e a N e w L o o k We Have a New Look H o w A b o u t Y o u ? H o w A b o u t Y o u ? How About You? Come In For Hi & Low Lites, Color, Perms, Great Cuts Alyce, Lou Anne, Steve, Gary, Jean And Linda O PEN M ONDAY T HRU S ATURDAY J A S M I N E P L A Z A # 1 0 2 8 5 4 1 9 0 0 J A S M I N E P L A Z A # 1 0 2 8 5 4 1 9 0 0 J A S M I N E P L A Z A # 1 0 2 8 5 4 1 9 0 0 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 000AP1P 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 3/9/12 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 000AP5Y 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. 3/9//12 MONDAY Excluding specials. Exp. 3/9/12 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. 3/9/12 BUY 1 SUB GET ONE BUY 1 SUB GET ONE 1/2 PRICE 1/2 PRICE 2 Beverage purchase required Excluding specials. Exp. 3/9/12 $1.00 OFF $1.00 OFF ENTREE ENTREE 11100 SW 93 Ct. Rd. Suite 12, Ocala, FL Mon-Thur 11am-10pm Fri & Sat 11am-11pm Sunday 11am-9pm 402-0003 Buy 1 Meal Get 1 at 1 / 2 OFF Equal or Lesser Value With purchase of 2 drinks With coupon Exp. 4/6/12 000AMMO 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

PAGE 17

Friday, March 2, 2012 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 12 ~ Friday, March 2, 2012 www.smcitizen.com CALL TOM OR SUSIE AT 854-3986 To place your food ad in this section! Color RED is free! Our Redeemer Lutheran Our Redeemer Lutheran Church is conducting midweek (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 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.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 352-624-9563. Christs Church of Marion County Saturday, March 3: Men's Prayer Group, 8 a.m. Sunday, March 4: Sunday School, 9:30 am. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 6: Women's Ministry, 'Work Night', 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 7: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Saturday, March 10: Women's Spring Break, Guest Speaker: Gaye Martin, 9 am. Sunday, March 11: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Friendship Fellowship Sunday; join the congregation for lunch "Irish Flair" after the worship service. Christs Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., off State Road 200, Ocala. Phone is 352-8616182, website is www.ccomc.org.Joy Lutheran ChurchThe Wednesday night Lenten Services theme will be Dark Nights of the Soul. Senior Pastor Edward Holloway Jr. will provide the messages on such topics as Alone in Sin, Lonely, Cold, Breathless, Lost, In Pain, and AloneAgain. A Soup Supper will precede the Wednesday night Lenten services at 5:30 p.m. The theme for the Sunday services in Lent (8:15 and 11 a.m.) will be A Journey from Fear to Love. Pastor Holloways messages will be on Fear of the World, Fear of My Own Way, Fear of God, Fear of the Holy Spirit and Fear of Light. Joy Evangelical Lutheran Church is on Southwest State Road 200 at 83rd Place, Ocala. For more information call the church office at 3528544509 ext 221. St. Jude Catholic The Bereavement Group for those grieving the loss of a loved one will meet on Tuesdays, March 13 and March 27, 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. Classes for Spanish as a second language continue to be offered every Thursday at 11:30 a.m. Stations of the Cross continue every Friday during Lent at 8:30 a.m. in English and at 7 p.m. in Spanish. Fr. Fernando Gil will present our Lenten Mission this year. It will be given on Saturday, March 3 in English and Saturday, March 10 in Spanish. Time is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Refreshments will be available. On Saturday, March 17, there will be a Healing Mass, followed by a luncheon in the Parish Hall, for those suffering in both mind and body. A Penance Service is scheduled for Thursday, March 29, at 7 p.m. Several priests will be in attendance for those who wish to avail themselves of the Sacrament of Reconciliation. The parishioners of St. Jude Catholic Community mourn the passing of their former pastor, Fr. Anthony Palmese, on Feb. 2. RELIGION Purim in the Wild West with ChabadPurim in The Wild West is Chabad of Marion Countys creative twist this year on their traditional Purim party, to accommodate the anticipated crowds of men, women and children who throng Chabad for their annual Purim celebrations. On Purim, Chabad is the place to be! Chabads grand Purim Bash will be held at the Courtyard Marriott of Ocala, 3712 SW 38th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34474 Thursday, March 8, 5:30 p.m. The celebration will begin with a unique Multimedia Megillah Reading followed by exciting, music, hamentashen, western style dinner buffet and more. In the spirit of Purim, come in a Wild West costume to be included in the lively competition where judges will award prizes to contestants with the most innovative or funny costumes. All are welcome to join regardless of affiliation or background, no membership required. The Cost is $12 per Adult and $8 per child. Purim celebrates the salvation of the Jewish people, in the year 3405 from Creation (356 bce), from Hamans plot to destroy, kill and annihilate all the Jews, young and old, infants and women, in a single day. (Purim literally means lots for Haman determined the day of annihilation by throwing a lottery.) It is observed by public readings of the megillah Scroll of Esther, sending food portions to friends, giving gifts of money to the poor, and enjoying a festive meal accompanied with joyous drink. To RSVP or for more information on Chabads Purim festivities or on the holiday of Purim and its observances, contact Chabad of Marion County at 352-291-2218 info@jewishmarion.org or log on to www.JewishMairon.org 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 000AOWE 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 000APHA 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 3/9/12 NOW SERVING LUNCH Sandwiches & Salads 000AO8E 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 7 1 1 1 9 3 T a s t e T h e B e s t T a s t e T h e B e s t Taste The Best 000AQBW

PAGE 18

who defied convention and studied sacred texts. We have women during the Inquisition teaching Judaism in secret to their children under pain of death or the fires of the auto da fe. There were the women in the Holocaust who died trying to save their children from the fires of hell. And there were the women soldiers in the Israeli army who fought side by side with the men for the freedom of the Jewish state. Esthers model of valor has certainly stood as a beacon and inspiration for feminist involvement and as Esther acted in the Purim story, so have other Jewish women as they faced the same threats of annihilation. When Jews celebrate that joyous festival of Purim (March 8, 2012) they will be singing, dancing, telling stories, masquerading and eating lots of hamantashen. (Cookies shaped liked Hamans hat) Even as modern Persia (Iran) threatens Israel with weapons even Haman could not have dreamed of, somewhere, I believe, is an Esther waiting to come forth once again to rescue her people. Judi is a former teacher and Jewish educator. She lives in Sun Valley with her husband, Phil. Friday, March 2, 2012 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 18 ~ Friday, March 2, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Attend the worship service of your choice... JUDI CONTINUED FROM PAGE 10 Homeschool help availableAre you a Marion County Homeschooler looking to make more friends for trips, projects, outings and play dates? Are you thinking about homeschooling and would like a place to ask questions, get advice or voice concerns? Be sure to check out an inclusive, everyone is welcome group that is very active and always looking to make new friends. Come check us out! http://ocalahomeschooling.com or call: 352-5087465. helpful seminars, call Geri at the clubhouse, 352-2371675 and make your reservations. The Activities Team will be providing coffee and Danish in the morning and a light lunch for a small fee. Vendors participating in the Senior Health Fair are: db Hearing Solutions; Geril Therapy; Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services; Home Instead Senior Care; Hospice of Marion County; Lifestyles Solutions Medical Spa; McKenney Chiropractic Care; Premier Medical Center; Robert Boissoneault Oncology Institute and Thermo Cool Heat & Air. Sail awayTake a chance and win a trip to the Bahamas aboard Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. Spend three days of fun and relaxation with port fees; taxes and gratuities all included plus an extra hundred dollars in spending money. The Veterans Club of Cherrywood is sponsoring this raffle that will be held at the Memorial Day observance. Tickets are only $10 for one or three for $20 and are available from Geri at the office, or Bill Mahar or Rich Hurley. You dont have to be present to win and you dont even have to be a Cherrywood resident to win. Good luck. 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 an energetic, vivacious young lady who heads up our Activities Committee, Eve Houghtaling. Eve and her husband of 47 years, Jim, are originally from Michigan. They have a son who lives in North Carolina and a daughter in Indiana and two grandchildren. In 1999, they moved to Cherrywood and immediately became active in their new community. As Social Director for the 2000 member parish of Saint Johns Church, Eve was responsible for putting on dinners and parties and programs that enhanced the mission of the church. This was no small order for a congregation as large as Saint Johns especially when it came to things like Thanksgiving or Christmas dinners. Specializing in the education of youngsters, Eve was a pre-school teacher and taught pre-school courses at Mott Community College in Flint, Michigan. From her teaching and work at the parish she learned her expert administrative skills. These became evident in her other work in the community. During her service in Michigan she ran and assisted in such projects as a shelter for abused women; foster care for the young; and was a Religious Services Director. This fit in with her life long desire to do random acts of kindness and to make the world a better place. When Eve and Jim retired and came to Florida, Eves philosophy did not change nor did her desire to help people. Since coming to Cherrywood in 1999, Eve has served the Vet Club; Entertainment Committee; Activities Committee and been a part of many other programs. Diagnosed with Parkinsons disease a little over a year and a half ago, Eve has never slowed down. She is treating her affliction with holistic medical procedures and a dogged determination that will no doubt help her triumph over this medical problem. Youve seen Eve if youve ever been to an event sponsored by the Activities Committee; bowling; painting or pool aerobics classes. She also enjoys gardening and long walks with her friends. As if that werent enough, one day a week she volunteers at the VFW in the kitchen. When asked why she did so much for the Cherrywood Community, Eve smiled warmly and answered, I love the people. We support each other and theres no class system here. Everything is open to everyone. If youve been in the Clubhouse lately you will notice that the tables are decorated for St. Pattys Day with beautiful flowers. Eve who feels that flowers make the place feel homey is responsible for that. CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 15 SEE CHERRYWOOD PAGE25 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 000AKP7 VILLAGES COMPUTER & REPAIR (352) 237-4852 email: villagescomputer@yahoo.com Next to the neighborhood Storage on SR200 across from the Jasmine Plaza Computer Repair Custom Building Computer Classes Free Diagnostics Data Recovery Networking In Store Service or at Your Location FREE Service Calls to your house or business with this ad 7256 SW 62nd Ave., Suite 5, Ocala, FL 34476 9330 SW 105th St., Ocala, FL 34481 854-9550 www.ocalawestumc.com 100th Ave. SW 105th St SW 110th St 484 Marion Oaks Library SW 103 rd St Pi ne R un OTOW 80th Ave. 60th Ave. 49th Ave. Oak Run 200 484 A Place for You... No matter what your age is, no matter where You come from, no matter who you are, There is a place for you at Ocala West UMC Traditional Worship 8:00 & 11:00 A.M. Casual & Contemporary 9:30 A.M. Children & Youth Ministries 000AB58 Rev. Alan Jefferson 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 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 000AM2R Bible Studies Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Minister Anthony Smith Southwest Christian Church 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 000AF8L 000AI1H Mane Event Hair Salon A Full Service Hair Salon 854-5969 8720 S.W. State Road 200 #1 Dillen Plaza MASSAGE BY APPOINTMENT 000AKDH 000AMXX (Located in Kingsland Plaza, 8810 Hwy. 200, across from Pine Run, at traffic light) (352) 854-6464 Toll Free 1-800-749-3245 E-mail: service@eaglerealtyofocala.com Website: www.EagleRealtyOfOcala.com Of Ocala, Inc. LAND RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL 000APH3 8657B SW 96 LANE $54,900 OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY MARCH 4, 2012 1:00 to 2:00 pm ON TOP OF THE WORLD RESALES OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY MARCH 4, 2012 1:00 to 2:00 pm PINE RUN ESTATES Dot Baker 207-8399 GORGEOUS BIRMINGHAM close to front gate and post office. Excellent condition. Neutral color floors and walls, plantation shutters all windows. Beautiful tile in high traffic areas; Kitchen/Family, Florida and Bathrooms. Close to shopping Directions: SW Hwy. 200 to OTOW Entrance, past gate take first right on 85th Terr., then left on 96th Lane to second home on right. 8917 SW 102 PLACE $44,900 NEW ROOF 2008 NEW A/C 2011 NEW PAINT. NICE LAWN. SHOWS REAL GOOD. 2 Bdrm, 2 bath, 1 car port, Covered Patio, Florida Room, Appliances, Window Treatments. Directions: SW Hwy. 200 to Pine Run Entrance past Gate, left to 102 Place, Second home on right. John Nick 433-3526

PAGE 19

Friday, March 2, 2012 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com Attend the worship service of your choice... 10 ~ Friday, March 2, 2012 www.smcitizen.com The Right Choices For High energy cost is his goalIt now appears we woke up to the reality of high gas prices. Huge increases in all energy bills were planned for and spoken of by President Obama. It seems his supporters have forgotten his energy goals that included having our cost skyrocket and that is the precise term he publicly used. I cant believe this doesnt upset you regardless of political party. Obama wants these high prices and this is an undeniable fact! Nothing destroys our standard of living more or quicker than the cost of energy, especially those of us in the middle. He is so committed to being our green president that he detests our dependence on oil, gas and coal, preferring more expensive alternatives. He makes fun of the slogan, Drill Baby Drill, and this in itself shows the utter disrespect and distain he holds for our American standard of living and his desire to bring us to the European level, including their fuel prices. The new slogan may someday be, A Windmill in Every Back Yard. If we had real news reporters, they would bring up the above whenever they have access to questioning him on this subject. If we would go after the above natural resources our prices would begin dropping in the very near future as would our dependence on Middle East oil. Open up the pipe lines and never be dependent on our enemy. We need to send the EPA packing, getting them get out of our way, quit worrying about man made global warming and use our God-given resources right here in America. Some readers will disagree with the above, but you cant argue with facts! If you still support this president, look closely at his views of who we are and what we should be, including his understanding of our heritage, and never complain about gas prices. Remember he has told the world that we are not a Christian nation. You really believe he is Proud To Be An American? Despite all of our problems, this is still the greatest country in the world and we need to stand up and insist we stay that way. May God always come first in our lives and we remember how he has blessed us. Wayne Rackley Ocala LETTERCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 I t is a story that dates back 2500 years. Although part of the Hebrew Bible, the story does not mention the name of God even once. There are speculations that the story did not exist; still the story of Queen Esther holds a fascination for Jews and feminists because of its timeless teachings. And a woman is the heroine of the day. The story of Esther is told in the megillah or scroll of Esther in the Hebrew Bible. As the story unfolds, Vashti, Queen of Persia is commanded by King Ashasuerus to appear before the court so that he can show off her beauty. Modern midrash (interpretation) explains that the showing off meant she was to dance nude before the court. In a bold move for feminism, she refuses the royal command. The kings advisers counsel him to banish this spirited woman who would dare to defy the king! After all, they reasoned, soon all the husbands in Persia would be taking orders from their wives! (Esther 1:17) Unfortunately, Vashti is banished from the court and the hunt is on for a new queen. Of all the lovelies in Persia, it is Esther the Jewess that is chosen. Carefully hiding her true identity, she rises to the position of Queen and goes about the daily life at court until an event pushes her into the forefront of confronting her Jewish identity and spirituality. It is this event that is the crux of the story, the very essence of the Purim message and its link with feminism. As history would have it, a virulent anti-Semite, Haman, is appointed the kings vizier. He draws lots, purim, to determine the date he will execute the Jews of Persia. Queen Esther learns of this diabolical plot from her uncle Mordecai who is a frequent at court. Mordecai pleads with Esther to save her people. He reminds her that she, too, would not be saved if Haman were allowed to fulfill his evil plans. In this statement, we have a Jewish principle echoed by Rabbi Hillel: Do not separate yourself from the community. Esther is certainly keeping her Jewishness in mind knowing it could be her downfall. Mordecais argument also includes the fact that perhaps she was put in this position of Queen by God so that she would be able to act as Gods instrument to save her people. For such patriarchal times, we have a situation that will involve a woman to be the savior of the day! Now that is a Biblical switch of plans. What happens next is extraordinary. Like the strong Jewish women through out the ages, Esther hatches a plan to snare Haman and win the favor of the king. Even though law forbids her to do so, she goes before the king to invite him and Haman to a banquet (playing on the Kings excess of parties and drink). She takes a big risk to be ushered into the royal presence because without an official summons, he could order her killed and then there would be no one to plead on the Jews behalf. For three days she fasts and prays (Jews today commemorate this by fasting on the day before Purim) and fearful for her life, she requests a summons before Ahasuerus. Legend has it that her beauty softened his heart and he offers her half his kingdom; she offers him a banquet. After three days of feasting, she reveals Hamans evil intentions and her Jewish identity. The king orders Haman to be hanged on the gallows and that the Jews should be allowed to defend themselves against any who would seek their destruction on the auspicious day of Adar 14 as determined by Haman. The Jews are saved and Mordecai issues an edit to all Jews to celebrate the day with light and gladness and sending gifts to each other and to those in need. What is so wonderful about this story is that Esther shows such valor. It is no accident that she is a rightful role model for Jewish women. Throughout history, Jewish women had to step forth into roles typically held by men. We have Jewish female scholars during the Middle Ages Feminism in the Purim story PLEASESEEJUDI PAGE11 J UDI S JOURNAL J S Judi Siegal Community calendar Friday, March 2 Spri n g s ale a t Ocala We st A spring sale will be held Friday, March 2, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, March 3, from 8 a.m. to noon, at Ocala West United Methodist Church, Stanfield Hall inside and out, 9330 S.W. 105th St. There will be treasures galore, including household items, electronics, furniture, clothing, garden and outdoor items, and a bake sale. Saturday, March 3 T ee Tim e 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. Ch e ss C l ub to m ee t 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. Co nce rt a t First Co n gr e g a tio nal The 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).E lk s g ea r up for Arm y of Hop e Final 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. More on Page 21 000AP5A CERTIFIED MEDICAL SYSTEMS 6225 SW Hwy 200, Ocala Across from Jasmine Square 237-4146 Toll Free 1-877-322-0873 New and Used Auto Lifts installed and serviced 26 years in the mobility industry Satisfaction guaranteed Factory trained sales and service personnel Medicare, insurance & third party billing SCOOTER LIFTS POWER WHEELCHAIR SCOOTER LIFT CHAIR WHEELCHAIR VANS Large Inventory 000AK49 Dr. Stubrud, Dr. Sands and Dr. Simpson Chiropractic, Massage, Acupuncture N 1/4 Mi. SR 200 103rd St. Rd. www.downtownchiropractic.us 8484 SW 103rd St. Rd. Massage Therapy License #MM 20064 352-732-2745 We take Medicare, Blue Cross, Auto, & Most Health Insurance Blue Cross & Blue Shield Tri Care Standard Tri Care For Life Medicare Assignment Network Blue Blue Options BCBS Medicare Advantage Plans On Site: Laboratory X-ray EKG Ultrasound Holter Monitors Pulmonary Function Echocardiogram Stress Test Bone Density C o u n t r y s i d e M e d i c a l Countryside Medical Board Certified Family Practice 873-4458 H RS : M ON -F RI 8:00 A M .5:00 P M 000A79Q Dr. Lee Dr. Mostov 7860 SW 103 RD S T R D B LDG 100, S UITE 101 O CALA FL 34476 COUNTRYSIDEMED COM GENERAL DENTISTRY & DENTURES Jessica Fernandez D.D.S Julio Sanchez D.D.S Now Accepting Aetna & Delta Cigna PPO GEHA Connection Guardian PPO MetLife Ins. PUP Insurance 000AMN7 Up to 18 Months No Interest Payment Plans Call Today for Appointment: 840-7077 8750 SW Hwy 200, Suite 101 Ocala Red Roof Building Se habla Espaol Codes D0150, D0330, D1110, D9310 $95 OUR OFFICE FEATURES AN IN HOUSE ACRYLIC DENTAL LAB FREE CONSULTATION ON DENTURES, IMPLANTS, PARTIALS & REPAIRS New Patient Special* P LEASE I NQUIRE A BOUT C ROWN S PECIALS 711190 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) 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! 000AM5U 000A8NZ Evangelical Lutheran Church joyocala@embarqmail.com Edward Holloway, Pastor 7045 SW 83rd Pl., Ocala (352) 854-4509 Nursery Provided 000A92B S u n d a y W o r s h i p 8 : 1 5 a m & 1 1 : 0 0 a m W e d n e s d a y E v e n i n g W o r s h i p 6 : 4 5 p m G e r m a n L a n g u a g e W o r s h i p 1 s t S u n d a y o f e a c h m o n t h 3 : 0 0 p m Maranatha Baptist Church 347-5683 Sunday School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:30 A.M. Sunday Services . . . . . . . . 10:45 A.M. & 6:00 P.M. Sunday AWANA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:00 P.M. Wednesday Prayer / Bible Study . . . . . . 6:45 P.M. Pastor Bill Fortune 000AM1T 75 484 484 Exit 341 MARION OAKS COURSE SW 49TH AVE. MARION OAKS PASS MARION OAKS TRAIL 200 484 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 (352) 369-9933 7380 SW 60th Ave., Suite 1, Ocala, FL 34476 Certified Public Accountants Wealth Management & Financial Planning Tax return preparation starting at $165 for Basic 1040 Form All state returns Free E-File Complimentary 30-minute conference for new clients. 000AOE2 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 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 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 S OUTH M ARION C ITIZEN D IRECTORY A SK FOR M ICHEL N ORTHSEA AT 854-3986 The Reason to Believe... Worship Call to 682184 Estate Planning Wills Trusts Real Estate Probate Corporations Medicaid Qualifying Tax Law No Charge for Initial Consultation The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our qualificati ons and experience. 7480 SW SR 200 Ocala, FL 34476 Robert A. Stermer, LL.M (TAX) Attorney At Law 000A71K 8 6 1 0 4 4 7 8 6 1 0 4 4 7 861 0447

PAGE 20

W henever somebody mentions the word free in my presence my right eye turns a vivid jaundice. It is not that I have anything against the word free; just the person who is trying to use it to gain some kind of an advantage over me. I know anybody employing this mono-verbiage, is hiding some very long strings. My father taught me a long time ago that there are no free lunches. Occasionally somebody will advertise a free lunch and I go and find out the lunch is free but they are going to charge you to get out of that restaurant. In the end, it would have been cheaper to buy my own lunch. My philosophy is simply this; if I cannot afford it, I do not want it. In my vast experience down through the years, I have discovered that I cannot afford free. And I think I know why. My understanding of the word free and the person employing that word is not the same. When I use the word free, I am insinuating that there is absolutely no cost associated with this product whatsoever. When others use the word free, they often are insinuating that I am just a free market for them to take advantage of in the neighborhood of my money. Unfortunately, I do not live in that neighborhood anymore. I especially do not accept any free offers via the telephone. If someone has something to give me for nothing, let him come to my door, hand it to me, shake my hand and get out of Dodge. To me, thats what free is all about. Just the other day I received one of those telephone calls. I must confess that I was in a rather curmudgeon attitude and was just looking around for someone on which to spit my scorn. Then the telephone rang. When I answered the phone, it turned out to be someone offering me, absolutely free, with no cost to me absolutely, a free crime prevention program for my blessed domicile. No thank you, sir, I said as politely as I could. Im not really interested. I assure you I have no PhD or DD attached to my name whatsoever and yet as simple as I am, I understood what the phrase Im not really interested was all about. Not so my affable telephone caller. But I assure you, sir, that this program is absolutely free to you. Its our way to say thank you to some of our customers. He rattled on as though we were having only a oneway conversation. If this is going to be a one-way conversation, who will take up the offering? I think I know. After five long minutes of him telling me how important it was for me to have security in my home and how his product was absolutely free to me, I finally got a word in edgewise. But I have my own security system, thank you. There is a slight pause and then he said, What is your home security system, if I may ask? All right. I will confess right now that I had a wee bit of naughtiness on my mind, but in my own defense the telephone caller opened the door. I always believe where there is an open door somebody ought to step in. My home security system is called, Napoleontwo-Claws, and furthermore Im quite satisfied with it. There was another pause on the other end of the phone and I heard someone clear their throat and then ask, Ive never heard of that program. What is Napoleon-twoClaws? You know what it is like when you are trying not to laugh and it is about all you can do not to laugh? For a brief moment, I felt a little bit guilty but then I remembered who was on the other end of the phone. Somebody that was trying to con me with some kind of free thingamajig. The Napoleon-twoClaws home security program that I have in my house is my cat. I call him Napoleon because he walks around with his right paw stuck in his coat between two buttons. There was an extended pause on the other end of the phone and finally he said, What would you do, sir, if someone broke into your house? Id send flowers to the funeral. The funeral? Whose funeral? Why, the funeral of the guy who tried to break into my house while Napoleontwo-Claws was on duty. The first moment an intruder would enter into my home, good old Napoleon would claw that sorry person to death. Then feeling good about my momentum at this point I continued, I live there and I have a hard time getting in my house without being clawed to death by Napoleon. And I feed the cat. My cat is the meanest, grumpiest, cantankerous animal on Gods green earth. If anybody, and I mean anybody, can get past Napoleon they can have anything in my house. Absolutely free. At that moment, I heard a distinctive click and I realized our conversation was over. I guess whatever he had that was free did not measure up to good old Napoleon-two-Claws. The only one I trust to give me something is God. Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28). What Jesus gives is absolutely free. 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. Listen to his radio program, Sunday Joy, each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. on WOCA, 1370 AM and 96.7 FM. Friday, March 2, 2012 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 20 ~ Friday, March 2, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Just because its free doesnt mean its free O UT TO PASTOR J S Rev. James L. Snyder cluding an old school house, church, log cabin, railroad depot and much more. See the new spring brochure for sign up date. The second trip that Kent will do for us is on Friday, Nov. 30, a trip to Winter Park. Our first signup date from the new spring brochure will be on Tuesday, March 13, at the Orchid Club for the show In the Mood. It is a wonderful musical revue featuring the In the Mood singers and dancers along with the sensational String of Pearls Big Band Orchestra. The show will be on Wednesday, April 18, at the Peabody Auditorium in Daytona Beach. The Ultimate Spring 2013 Cruise with the Lammons Oak Run residents Bob and Regine Lammon have put together an 11-night cruise for the residents of Oak Run and their guests to the southwestern region of the Caribbean on the Celebrity Equinox, March 25 through April 5, 2013. Celebrity is offering, for a limited time only on this cruise, a military discount for selected categories. For more information, please call Bob at 352-237-8720. Tennis Club What great weather we had for playing tennis in February. We wish we could have this weather all year long, but we live in Florida. The turn out for Tally Tennis has been great. If you have visitors have them come down to the courts on Tuesday and Thursday at 2:30 p.m. and come along with them. The March tennis mixer will be held on Wednesday, March 28. A slight charge will be requested to cover the cost of the refreshments and food made available. Watch the bulletin board for the sign up sheet. This is always lots of fun and an opportunity to play with all level of players. Royal Oaks Womens 18 Hole Golf On Tuesday, Feb. 21, we played Odds and Evens. Before play we had to decide which two players scores would count on the odd holes and the remaining two players would be responsible for the even holes. The better score of the pair was used on the appropriate odd or even holes. The winners were: first place Diana Galla, Salita Timmermeyer, Judy Klein, and Joanne Morris; tied for second place the team of Carol Clark, Maureen Edwards, Sheila Adams and Barb Davis, the team of Roseann Lavacca, Sylvia Zappia, Carolyn Collins and Cindy Kocher and the team of Carol Allison, Janet Tully, Ginger Drake and Leslie Rizzo. Patty Dougherty was closest to the pin. Royal Oaks Lady NinersWe all started out in the morning to have a great day of golf. It did look like rain but we thought it was all over so we proceeded to the first hole. The first group teed off and proceeded, and then the rain come down in buckets. So we all headed back to the club house. Some of the ladies played hand and foot and the rest of us enjoyed a great breakfast. Hope next week we will be able to get our golf game in. Until then, happy golfing. ORWGAThe winners of the low net tournament held at Spruce Creek Preserve on Thursday, Feb.16 are as follows: Flight A 1stSue Marentette 2ndJennie Buccella 3rdGail Barclay Flight B 1stJoAnn Cohen 2ndKaren Schuelke 3rdNorma Rombach Flight C 1stLinda Noel 2ndJean Travers 3rdAnita Caruso Flight D 1stGinny Simons 2ndBetty Scott Due to the rainy weather, play was canceled for Thursday, Feb. 23. Royal Oaks Mens GolfThe game on Friday, Feb. 24, was three best net. The course played in good condition helped by the recent rains. Thirty-nine players participated, with the number impacted by the ongoing match play competition. The winners with a score of 192 were Bob Gray, Gene Topp, Tom Ducz, and Steve Szabo. Second with a score of 197 were Ron Catapano, Jim Kennedy, and George Gariepy. In third with a 198 were Dale Wurzburger, Ken Frandsen, Ray Hagerman, and Larry Soine. Closest to the pin on the par threes were Frank Kelley, Bob Gray, and Dick Rizzo (2). The Match Play Championship which was to be finished today was moved back to March 2 in order to allow enough time for all the matches to be completed. Carol Anns CornerThis weeks Corner consists of bits and pieces. First of all I want to remind everyone that if you see any internet address (web site, e-mail address, etc.) that contains a hyphen, be careful. Last weeks column contained a couple but the addresses do not work with the hyphens. As I have pointed out in connection with my e-mail address at the end of this column, the program that sets up the Citizen will put hyphens where it pleases and cannot be persuaded to do otherwise. So if you see an internet address with a hyphen in the Citizen, or elsewhere, be suspicious. If you want to use the hyphenated address as shown, consider also duplicating your action using the address without the hyphen. It may be a bit early for the hurricane season but heres a suggestion that will work in any power outage at night. Go out in your yard and bring in those solar powered garden lights. Place them where needed. In the morning, take them back into the yard and let the sun recharge them. If the lights are still out the next night you will have light again. Much safer than candles and no worry about batteries. Send all items for this column to Carol Ann Wheeler at democratcarol@deccacable.com no later than the afternoon of Friday before publication. OAK RUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 16 A & L Handyman Service Finish Carpentry Painting -interior/exterior Pressure Cleaning From floors to ceilings and everything in between Kitchen, Baths Cabinets Ceramic Tile Trims Molding Drywall Repairs Licensed & Insured 489-3622 000AGQK HOME IMPROVEMENT Commercial & Residential Customized Service to Fit Your Needs S ENIOR D ISCOUNTS F REE E STIMATES Licensed Bonded Insured 352-861-0665 G LADYS C LEANING S ERVICE HOUSE/OFFICE CLEANING 000AG8F WWW GLADYSCLEANING COM 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 000A32I FLOORS & WINDOWS 6715 SW Hwy. 200 (located 5 mi. West of I-75) Ocala, Florida, 34476 (352) 854-3939 Carpet Ceramic Wood Vinyl Blinds Shutters Castle Carpets & Interiors Serving Ocala Since 1991 AIR CONDITIONING Lord Appliance Service 680-0206 000AMTY WE DO SERVICE 7 DAYS A WEEK NO EXTRA CHARGE CFC Certified & Insured All Makes & Models. Gas & Propane too! 1 Year Warranty on All Parts 10% OFF REPAIRS FIRST STOP FOR A/C REPAIRS... Washers Dryers Refrigerators Freezers Dishwashers Balentines Landscaping, Inc. (352) 873-4888 Bruce Balentine Licensed & Insured Professional Landscape Design & Installation Landscape Maintenance Sodding FREE ESTIMATES 0009WOI LANDSCAPING 000AHTL LAWN/HOME Roys Lawn & Home Services Full Property Maintenance Painting Sod Installations Pressure Washing F REE E STIMATES Lic/Ins 3 5 2 3 4 2 4 4 4 4 3 5 2 3 4 2 4 4 4 4 352-342-4444 000AN0O COMPUTER REPAIR Troys Computer Clinic We Come To You Call or email for appointment (352) 817-2834 troy@troyscomputerclinic.com Repairs are done on-site. We specialize in: Hardware and Software Repairs Virus and Spy-ware Removal Home/Office Networking System Upgrades Custom Builds Consulting and Training http://www.troyscomputerclinic.com S HAW I RRIGATION R EPAIR 352-624-2533 Steve Shaw 000A372 IRRIGATION REPAIR 23 years of experience Licensed and Insured comp #8715 Exclusive Service/Repair Specialist 0009OM9 PAINTING Dannys Painting 25 yrs. Experience Insured 352-547-9588 10% Off all Sales with this advertisement Dannys Painting With any room painted Pressure Wash House FREE with this ad Commercial Residential Free Estimates Exc. References Danny Cast 00098Y6 IRRIGATION LLC. SPRINKLERS IRRIGATION 3398 S.W. 74th Ave., Bay 101, Ocala Comp #7085 Call for details 352-237-5731 Serving Marion County Since 1982 Seasonal Special Licensed Fully Insured Certified Irrigation Auditor We will beat any written estimate on irrigation repairs or installation. Member of Florida Irrigation Society WINNER 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 Reset Controller Adjust Sprays & Rotors to Correct Spray Pattern Complete System Inspection $ 39 95 Call for details 10% OFF REPAIRS S U M M E R S R A I N 000ANGV IRRIGATION IRRIGATION Proudly watering your lawns and gardens for over 25 years! FREE System Checks & Estimates All makes and models of sprinkler systems. Call John ( 3 5 2 ) 3 4 2 4 8 5 0 SCREEN REPAIRS Serving Senior Citizens Over 30 Years BOBS SCREENING SERVICE Complete Rescreening of We Re-vinyl Soft Windows Garage Door Screens Porch Enclosures Patio Doors Window Screens Screen Doors 000AMXA 352-586-8459 Free Estimates HOUSECLEANING BY DIANA CLEANING First Time Cleaning No Extra Fee$$! 000A05P 352-502-2760 If no answer, leave message or Call 629-6071 Professional & Guaranteed Low Rates Supplies Provided Military White Glove Cleaning Professionally Cleaned Since 1992 Diana L Crippen 000ANNM PAINTING NAME OF BUSINESS Thompson Painting and Pressure Washing Repaint Specialists Free Estimates ~ Licensed and Insured Call 352-598-3000 References Upon Request Interior and Exterior 2011, 2010 HOME REPAIRS Sliding Glass Door Rollers & Track Repairs Door & Lockset Hardware Repair Cabinets, Woodwork, Molding Wood, Laminate, Tile Walls & Floors Furniture Assembly Household Accessories CALL STEVE AT 207-8682 SERVICING MARION CO. FOR 20 YEARS City Cert. Comp. OC00961 Insured QUALITY SERVICES, INC. 000AMB4 Why Replace It When I Can Fix It? HOUSEHOLD TO-DO LISTS CERAMIC TILE Lawson Tile Floor Wall Bath Remodeling Back Splash Reasonable Rates 31 years Experience (352) 229-5548 Licensed & Insured 000A6MG 000AM41 PAINTING A 1 H O M E R E P A I R I N C A 1 H O M E R E P A I R I N C A-1 H OME R EPAIR I NC Mike Semich 40 Years Experience Interior and Exterior Painting Free Pressure Cleaning with Exterior Paint Job Free Furniture Moving Seniors 10% Discount Licensed and Insured (352) 895-6047 WINDOW WASHING Call Earl (352) 489-5975 Let Me Wash Your Windows! when you mention this ad E A R L P E A R S O N E A R L P E A R S O N 000AI2D Pressure Washing Too! $ 5.00 OFF 000ANG5 352-362-8527 or 352-291-1213 Free estimates Lawn Service by Steven LAWN SERVICE MOWING, RAKING, FIELDS Vacant Lots, Mulch, Bush Trimming and more! SPRINKLERS ACCURATE SPRINKLERS (352) 445-1403 Licensed #10719 & Insured C HECK -U P Complete check-up of entire sprinkler system! $ 30 0 0 0 A 6 X W 000A6XW 711188 DIAL-A-PRO For Your Professional Needs ... South Marion Citizen 000ALVU 2011 2011 2011 2011 SCHEDULE ONLINE AT STANLEYSTEEMER.COM 1-800-STEEMER Citrus 726-4646 Marion 622-5885 With Minimum Purchase of $ 150 00 Limit one per household. Prior sales excluded. Must present at time of cleaning. Residential only. Not valid with any other coupon offers. Some restrictions apply. Participating franchise only. Expires 3/31/2012 GREAT SERVICE PEOPLE TALK ABOUT EXTENDED OFFER! 000AOO4

PAGE 21

Friday, March 2, 2012 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com O ur recent column about the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 was about further intrusion of our do-goody government into schools and homes. The Act created additional funding and policy for administration of the Department of Agricultures many food services programs National School Lunch, National School Breakfast, Special Supplemental Nutrition, Child and Adult Care, and Summer Food Services. The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act was a pet project of first lady Michelle Obama, whose White House vegetable garden and war on obesity are part of her Lets Move Campaign to reverse childhood obesity. A picture we saw of a campaigns promotional presentation showed mostly kids of average weight on stage, and audiences of extra-large adults, who we assume are parents and relatives. The umbrella plan, called the Federal Task Force on Domestic Obesity, includes recommendations and discussions of prenatal care, breastfeeding, chemical exposures, empowering parents, making nutrition information useful, health care services, access to healthy and affordable food, and increasing physical activity soup to nuts and no fats. How will all that care and concern play out in schools across the nation? A recent example from a state school lunch program in North Carolina may be an instructive example. A four-year old pre-kindergarten student returned from school with her uneaten lunch in hand. Mom had packed her daughters lunch box with a turkey and cheese sandwich, a banana, potato chips, and apple juice. Mom was insulted that her daughter had been told her lunch from home was not nutritious. Mom said her daughter is a picky eater and would eat vegetables only under supervision, so she packed the daily lunch box with items she knew her daughter would eat when unsupervised at school. The on-duty government inspector had determined the girls homemade lunch didnt meet U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) nutrition guidelines. According to the Division of Child Development and Early Education of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services school lunches, including any brought from home, must include one serving of meat, one serving of milk, one serving of grain, and two servings of fruit and vegetables. When the lunchbox police determine that food from home does not meet USDA guidelines, the school must provide other or additional foods. In this case the school provided a tray which included a serving of each of the required foods. The girl told her mom she ate three chicken nuggets and dumped the rest. Adding insult to insult, the school billed the mother $1.25 for the healthy lunch, as allowed by North Carolina law. A spokesperson for the North Carolina authority over lunchebox nutritional requirements suggested the incident might have been just a mistake and the school may need technical assistance. And thats how bureaucracies grow and multiply. Administration of the Hunger-Free Kids Act and the Task Force on Domestic Obesity may blossom into federal and state bureaucracies large enough to make parenting obsolete. When it comes to nutrition nanny do-good knows best. www.smcitizen.com 8 ~ Friday, March 2, 2012 W ednesday was my cousins birthday. If you look at the calendar, youll know why that is such a big deal. Her birthday only comes once every four years. She was born on Feb. 29, I wont say what year. I can remember it being awfully hard to explain to a 5-yearold why her birthday is a date that isnt on the calendar and has to be celebrated either the day before or the day after. Thats a tough thing to deal with at an early age. Her birthday started me thinking about how many famous people were born on that date. I investigated, and this is what I found. Band leader Jimmy Dorsey. Baseball player Al Rosen of the Cleveland Indians. Burlesque star Tempest Storm. Astronaut Jack Lousma. Hockey player Henri (Pocket Rocket) Richard. Law and Order actor Dennis Farina. But the one that really intrigued me was this guy born in Germany in 1904: A dolph B laine C harles D avid E arl F rederick G erald H ubert I rvin J ohn K enneth L loyd M artin N ero O liver P aul Q uincy R andolph S herman T homas U ncas V ictor W illiam X erxes Y ancy Z eus Wolfeschlegelsteinhausenberdorft Sr., Germany; had a Christian name for every letter in the alphabet, shortened it to Mr Wolfe Plus 585 Sr. The worlds longest name officially used by a person. Next question: Why do we have a Feb. 29 anyway? Why do we have a leap year every four years? Why do we have a leap year in 2000, but not 1900 (there is no Feb. 29 in the turn of the century year unless it is divisible by 400). I guess most people know that some genius figured out that we need an extra day every four years to keep our calendar in sync with the climate. So I tried to do the math. If you take away one day every four years, that means we would lose 24 (or in some cases 25) days a century. That means that by the time we get to the year 9012, it would be hot in January and cold in July. Personally, Im not going to worry about that, but if some people want to make sure that future generations have their weather in the proper months, thats OK with me. But why give us an extra day in the winter. Why not a June 31, so we have an extra day of summer? It all goes back to the Gregorian Calendar, then the Julian Calendar under Julius Caesar. The explanation, which was based on religious reasons, is far too long to go into here, but go to Wikipedia online and you can read all about it. One more question: Why do we have our presidential elections in leap years? Wouldnt it be nice not to give them an extra day to campaign, to call us at home, to bombard us with junk mail? I cant wait for 2100, which wont have a Feb. 29 because its not divisible by 400. By then, Ill be about 157 years old. At that point, I doubt if I will care that the candidates have one less day to call me. Anyhow, back to the original premise of this column: A belated happy birthday to Jeanie, and to all the other leapers. Wednesday was your day. I hope you enjoyed it. Jim Clark is the editor of the South Marion Citizen. He can be reached at 352-854-3986 or at editor@smcitizen.com. PUBLISHER : GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Citizen The opinions expressed in South Marion Citizen editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns. Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 854-3986. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via e-mail. Names and communities will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Not all contributions are printed. Letters longer than 550 words may be regarded as columns and printed on a space-available basis, and writers will be limited to one contribution per week. The deadline is one week prior to each Fridays issue. Send letters to: The South Marion Citizen Editor, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@smcitizen.com. T he great divide in the nation was apparent in a small crowd at the County Commission auditorium last Saturday morning during a town meeting conducted by one of our local members of Congress, U.S. Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-Ocala). The small crowd was largely pro-Stearns and antiObama, but those who were in favor of the administration werent bashful about making their feelings known. That resulted in a couple of shouting incidents which were ugly at times. Its doubtful that anyones mind was changed during this meeting. There were those who defended the administration mandate forcing religious institutions to provide birth control in their health care plans for employees. There were those who were equally passionate against that decision. There were also a couple of people who brought up the possible impeachment of the president, calling on Stearns to back such a move. Evidently they were unaware that any impeachment would go to trial in the Democrat-controlled Senate, and that such a move by the Republican-controlled House would be a waste of time and money. To his credit, Stearns stayed calm throughout, trying to keep the discussions on point. Since this was a town meeting and not a political event, Stearns did not refer to his candidacy until he was asked near the end of the meeting and he explained that he was running in District 3, which would include many of the people to the north of Marion County who are already Stearns constituents in the current District 6. The crowd was a microcosm of what is going on in the country today. People cant agree on politics, wont compromise (one person said, compromise is not a dirty word), and try to out-shout their opponents instead of having a rational dialogue. These same people complain loud and long about Congress not being able to come to an agreement, but they show why in their behavior at town meetings such as this. How can we expect our leaders to compromise when those of us at the local level cant do the same? Being civil starts at the local level. Some of the people who attended the town meeting Saturday seem to know that. Others, however, didnt. We can only hope that someday theyll learn. S UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Cant we all just get along? Happy birthday to leap year cousin Jim Flynn Columnist LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Birth and growth of national lunchbox authority More, Pg. 10 Jim Clark Editor READER OPINIONS INVITED Read the classifieds PanhandlersI dont know about the rest of you but I am sick and tired of driving home from work day after day and seeing the same panhandlers camped out on the median at State Road 200 and Southwest 60th Avenue (Airport Road). In a town this large there have to be plenty of places you can go to if your need help getting back on your feet. Of course they probably expect you to make a genuine effort to find a job and take responsibility for yourself and your family. Why would you do that when you can stand on the median day after day and pocket the cash tax free? My husband and I both work hard every day and pay our taxes like every good citizen should. I cant tell you how discouraging it is to see the same people out there day after day mooching off the taxpayers. Not only are they a nuisance, they are also a hazard. I wish the driving public would wise up and stop supporting this kind of behavior! If you can stand on the median for hours on end you can stand behind the counter at McDonalds or one of the other fast food restaurants or at a cash register at one of the Dollar stores and earn your money and pay your taxes! Kathy Hall Oak Creek Village Saturday, March 3 Mega boo k s ale at Wi nnDi x ie A 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.Sh ow ti m e fo r S w eet A d eli n e s Music lovers need to mark your calendars for the Summer Springs Sweet Adelines Chorus annual show, Saturday, March 3, at 3 p.m. in the First Christian Church, 1908 S.E. Fort King Street, Ocala. The popular river songs will be featured in "Lazy River Dayze," with a guest performance by the Ocala Civic Theater Singers. Tickets at $10 may be reserved now. Group rates are available from $6-$8 Call Jackie at 352-888-8841. Tickets are also available at the door for $12. Door prizes available. N o te d a u th o r t o sp eak 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.C onc ert at Fir s t C on gregati on al The 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).Sunday, March 4 B udd y Lile s i n conc ert Buddy Liles will be in concert on March 4 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. Monday, March 5 C omm i ss i on c a nd i d ate s t o d e b ate A debate of candidates for County Commission for District 3 will be held at the Tea Party Solutions of Ocala meeting at the Berean Baptist Church on Southwest 20th Street, Ocala, at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 5. Republican incumbent Stan McClain and Democratic challenger Patricia Reed are expected to attend.Tuesday, March 6 Fair Ta x m eeti n g s et Have you collected all those receipts in order to fill out your 1040? Would you like to forget about filing those personal income taxes and just enjoy April 15th like any other spring day? We can make that happen by enacting the FairTax. Come learn how this simple, transparent and fair taxing system can not only replace the current income tax, but also boost the economy like no other plan. It is not a pipe dream. It is legislation currently in Congress. Join us on March 6 at 7 p.m. at the Howard Johnson Inn (3951 N.W. Bonnie Heath Blvd./US 27) to become acquainted with or learn more details about the FairTax. For more information, contact Ron and Elaine Maiellaro at ocalafairtax@cfl.rr.com or 352-671-6724.Thursday, March 8 Pal m Cay GOP t o m eet On 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. More on Page 23 000AKTV TREE SERVICE A P r o C u t A P r o C u t A-Pro Cut T R E E S E R V I C E T R E E S E R V I C E T REE S ERVICE Trimming Tree Removal 3 5 2 8 0 4 4 6 6 2 3 5 2 8 0 4 4 6 6 2 352-804-4662 L ICENSED I NSURED 000AJOU MARBLE & TILE Marion Tile & Marble Inc. Restoration of Natural and Cultured Marble, Stone, Vanities, Floors and Counters. TILE INSTALLATIONS REMODELS 489-6671 000AO23 GOLF CART REPAIR/SERVICES Call for lowest battery prices DRIVING LIGHTS $ 99 95 Installed Expert Golf Cart Service 352-598-7338 Buy Sell Trade Rebuild Paint Remanufacture Parts & Accessories, Includes Batteries/Dressup HIGH SPEED MOTORS AT DISCOUNT PRICES If you dont know me, one of your neighbors will. Bill All Golf Cart Makes & Models $ 54 95 FULL SERVICE SPECIAL For Electric Carts Only W E C OME T O Y OU SPEED KITS $ 199 95 0 0 0 A O R Z POWER WASHING Low Pressure Washing. We use Simple Green Soap. W e a r e n o t t h e l o w e s t p r i c e w a s h e r s b u t a r e p r o f e s s i o n a l p o w e r w a s h e r s Red Pfluger (352) 873-0674 K o r e a n V e t e r a n o w n e r 1 6 Y e a r s o f Q u a l i t y S e r v i c e t o t h e 2 0 0 C o r r i d o r A r e a $ 65 All Homes in Palm Cay, Pine Run, Oak Run & Marion Landing 000AKBR PAINTING Powerwashing L i c e n s e d & I n s u r e d Licensed & Insured Vincent Borreca Painting, LLC 425-1503 FREE Powerwash with exterior paint job Interior and exterior LOW PRICES 0 0 0 A I L 0 REALTOR Free Home Market Analysis Find out what your home is worth in Todays Market. Call Dennis today for a No Obligation Home Market Analysis 352-280-0561 Foxfire REALTY 000AJWG CARPET CARE COMPLETE CARPET CARE C ARPET & U PHOLSTERY C LEANING 352-282-1480 Free In Home Estimates Lifetime Warranty Lic & Ins Specializing in: Carpet Stretching Carpet Repair Carpet Seaming LLC Howards Home Repairs Garage door openers Shelving/Storage systems Roof gutters & downspouts Trim carpentry Painting Small furniture hauling Flooring All your Honey-Do jobs HOME REPAIRS 000APW8 Howard Richardson 854-9136 000ACUQ Masters Touch Garage Door Service 352-216-0060 Jeff OCull Owner G ARAGE D OOR S QUEAKING N EED R EPAIRS ? $ 4 9 95 WITH COUPON Tune Up Special S AFETY C HECK A DJUST S PRINGS & C ABLES C HECK S AFETY R EVERSE ON O PENER L UBE & A DJUST D OOR GARAGE DOOR REPAIRS 000A8IL DUNNELLON MARION CITRUS 489-3917 Licensed & Insured #CAC1813249 Specializing In System Change-Outs We Service All Brands Maintenance Agreements Comfort Club Discounts 24 Hour Emergency Service BBB RATING A+ 000AJAI LANDSCAPING JAMISON LANDSCAPE & TREE SERVICE Specializing in new landscape designs, dangerous tree removal and rimming, rock, mulch, paver stones, sod and more. FREE ESTIMATES Jeff Jamison 352-321-0404 licensed & insured 10% Discount To Seniors & Military 000AN8N ASAP Garage Doors & Service 1-352-390-0559 GARAGE DOORS Major Dealer in Garage Door Screens & Repair SERVICE CALLS $19 95 Broken Springs Fixed Licensed and Insured Locally Owned and Family Operated NO Extra Charge For Emergency Service 000AI5P Residential & Restaurant Appliances 352-286-7887 Washers Dryers Microwaves Stoves Ovens Refrigerators Water Heaters Disposals Freezers APPLIANCE SERVICES $ 6 9 5 $ 6 9 5 $ 695 GARAGE SCREEN DOORS O PTIONAL SCREEN CHOICES CRC058138 000AOOB 465-4629 1 6 x 7 S L I D I N G 1 6 x 7 S L I D I N G 16 x 7 SLIDING G A R A G E S C R E E N D O O R G A R A G E S C R E E N D O O R GARAGE SCREEN DOOR Acrylic & Glass WINDOWS C ustom made for your screen room Starting at 000ABON PLUMBING EPA Lead Certification #NAT-113266-1 OSHA 10 #1216933 Fla. Lic. #CFC1427666 804-9165 Associated Plumbing and Pipe From Bathroom Remodeling to Fixing Leaky Faucets, and installing Bliss Walk-in Tubs Residential and Commercial 000AI2P Central Florida Screen Room & Window Medics, Inc. Screen Rooms Acrylic & Glass Rooms Rescreens Broken Glass Replacement Windows Gutters Foggy Windows Cement Sliding Glass Door Repair Call & speak directly to the owner David Heath Comp. #5524 352 484-5697 WINDOW REPAIRS 000AP9R LAWN CARE Clean Ups Mulch Plants, Trees Landscaping Boucher Lawn Service 857-0461 000AEEP CURBING Add the look and value to your home without breaking the bank. Call Robert at 1-888-306-6932 For a free estimate 000AH61 A I R C O N D I T I O N I N G AIR CONDITIONING Wilson Air service 352-208-4641 Locally Owned & Operated License # CAC1816140 WILSON AIR SERVICE Tune Up Special We Service All Brands Repairs Replacement Free Second Opinions 24-HR. Service $ 29 95 711189 DIAL-A-PRO For Your Professional Needs ... South Marion Citizen

PAGE 22

Friday, March 2, 2012 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 22 ~ Friday, March 2, 2012 www.smcitizen.com T he Iditarod Sled Dog Race starts tomorrow. It takes mushers from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska. Nearly 1,000 whining, drooling dogs are a part of the opening ceremony; somewhat like the Miss Universe Pageant. For the first time in its history mushers were tested for alcohol and drugs. Officials say no one has been disqualified for performance enhancers, although three mushers have tested positive for Alpo. The rewards are incredible. The winning musher gets thousands of dollars in endorsements. The winning huskies each get a biscuit. After Lance Mackey won his third straight Iditarod race he said, Theres no place like Nome. I assume one of his sled dogs is named Toto.A real dog Gary decided to breed a superior sled dog for the Iditarod sled dog race, but he couldnt stay in Alaska so he hired an immigrant from Siberia even though the Russian was very thin and malnourished. Gary put him in charge of the breeding program with financial resources to match. But the Russian used the money to live a life of luxury. In fact he gained a lot of weight while Gary was away. The breeding program went nowhere. When Gary checked back, he found that, while he hadnt created the perfect sled dog, he had created a Siberian husky.Travel ordealsTraveling in Alaska in the middle of winter can be dangerous. A government warning states that anyone traveling should take a shovel, blankets, sleeping bag, extra clothing including a scarf, hat, and gloves, 24 hour supply of food & drink, deicer, rock salt, flashlight with spare batteries, safety triangle, tow rope, full gas can, first aid kit, and jumper leads. Joe looked a little stupid on the bus in the morning. Mush Eskimo Lover: What would you say if I told you I had come a hundred miles through ice and snow with my dog team, just to tell you I love you? Eskimo Sweetie: Id say that was a lot of mush. The sled dog never barks. He is a male mute. A dog is longer in the morning than in the evening because hes let out in the morning and taken in at night. A dog that sniffs out new flowers on the tundra is known as a bud hound. A man entered a bank with a rather large dog on a leash. He asked if it was OK to bring his pet into the building. The teller answered, Yes, providing he doesnt make a deposit. Life is like a dogsled team. If you arent the lead dog, the scenery never changes. My dog is dumb. I bought a dog whistle but he wont use it. When the hunter saw the polar bear eat his sled dog he said, Well, doggone. The fireman who owned a dog kept putting him out. A cowboy was walking down the street with his new pet dachshund. A passerby asked him why a cowboy would own that kind of dog. The cowboy answered, Well, somebody told me to get a long little doggie. More mushWhen the Alaskan owners of sled dog teams got to arguing endlessly about whether or not their huskies would run faster if given periodic snacks during their runs, instead of just one big meal a day, it was just a case of mush ado about noshing. EyefulRuth had worked late and her Labrador was so overjoyed to see her arrive home that he jumped up just as she leaned down. Their heads collided and Ruth developed an impressive shiner that evening. The next day at work a coworker looked at her black eye and exclaimed, Wow, what happened to you? The dog did it, Ruth wearily replied. The co-worker said, You must own a boxer.RetrieverA wife said to her husband one morning, Weve got such a clever dog. He brings in the daily newspapers every morning. Her husband replied, Well, lots of dogs can do that. The wife responded, But weve never subscribed to any.TimelyA girl was visiting her friend who had acquired two new dogs and asked the dogs names. The friend said that one was named Rolex and one was named Timex. The girl said, Whoever heard of someone naming dogs like that? Hellooooo, she answered, Theyre watch dogs. Dick and his wife Jane live in Oak Run. Mush! Alaskan dog sled race starts Saturday P UN ALLEY D F Dick Frank 00075X7 Clip and Save Clip and Save Clip and Save Clip and Save Grandfather Clock 352-873-7587 GRANDFATHER CLOCK REPAIR Service and repairs 43 years full time experience Specializing in floor clocks. In Florida Jan., Feb., Mar., April (In Pennsylvania the other months) 0 0 0 A I 4 1 000AQ6R Mane Event Hair Salon A Full Service Hair Salon 854-5969 8720 S.W. State Road 200 #1 Dillen Plaza MASSAGE BY APPOINTMENT $ 60 Foil Highlight Special With Sara Tues. Thru Sat. N o combo offers, long hair extra. E xpires 3/31/12 0 0 0 A N P T 7763 SW Hwy. 200 (2 miles west) 352-854-5654 S IT-N-PRETTY Pet Grooming NEW LOCATION \10 % FULL GROOM SPECIAL Nail Trim $ 5.00 Cash Only NEW CUSTOMERS ONLY 0 0 0 A Q 3 J SPACIOUS, 2/2/1.5 villa w/ F l room under heat & air, covered patio, splitbedroom plan & more. C onveniently located near Health & Rec Ctr. w/swimming, tennis, fitness ctr. & golfing. MLS#357240/DP/DUNN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $55,900 8950-B SW 97TH STREET DIRECTIONS: Hwy. 200 To OTOW Entrance, T/R @ 89th Court Road, T/L @ 97th Street, Home Immediately On L. J o h n & B r e n d a H a y n e s 2 3 7 4 3 4 3 o r 8 9 5 3 0 2 7 00091SZ EACH OFFICE IS INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED Proud To Be Your Neighborhood Realtor O P E N 7 D A Y S 0009B5C 000AONV M a r g a r e t O r l a n d o 2 3 7 4 3 4 3 M a r y e l l e n C o t t e n 2 6 6 4 8 4 9 D a w n & B o b P e r i n c h i e f 5 7 2 6 1 1 9 B i l l A k e r 2 9 9 4 5 7 1 J i m M c I n t y r e 3 6 2 0 7 8 8 L y n n e K a m p f 2 0 9 8 9 1 4 S t e v e R u d m i n a s 8 7 5 8 3 1 0 L o r i K o v a l e n k o 5 0 2 0 6 0 2 E R A B I G S U N R E A L T Y ERA BIG SUN REALTY bigsunrealty.com see our website for virtual tours 7454 SW SR 200 OCALA, FLORIDA 34476 1800-229-2943 ~ Toll-Free, (352) 237-4343 LOCATED ACROSS FROM HWY. 200 LOWES PLEASE PRESENT THIS AD TO GUARD AT GATE OPEN HOUSE 8710-B SW 96 STREET For more information, go to www.bigsunrealty.com, click on Open Houses PLEASE PRESENT THIS AD TO GUARD AT GATE OPEN HOUSE 8950-B SW 97TH STREET For more information, go to www.bigsunrealty.com, click on Open Houses C o n r a d & D a n i a M e l a n c o n 2 0 8 4 9 2 4 o r 8 0 4 2 2 8 4 AWESOME HOME SITTING ON A BEAUTIFUL TREE-LINED STREET. 2/2/2 w/family room, Florida room under H&A, large roof over patio. Tile flooring galore, newer stainless steel appliances, roof and A/C. New insulated windows. Solar tubes in kitchen & guest bath. MLS#365274/BH/AND . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $69,900 COMMERCIAL LOT ON SR 200. This lot is zone B-1 and is directly across from the new Lowes Home Center. Building has over 1100 sq. ft. of useable space and has 136 feet of frontage on SR 200. Close to new mall, residential area, restaurants, hospitals and I-75. Great Price! MLS#365058/JH/MAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $449,000 NICEST 2/2/1.5 VILLA, 1105 sq. ft. living, stand-alone home, on the market. MLS#365808/SR/MAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $67,900 PRIDE OF OWNERSHIP TRULY SHOWS IN THIS BEAUTIFUL HOME. 2/2/1.5 car garage, country style eat-in kitchen, glass lanai, new double pane windows. Take a ride around the community, in the golf cart which conveys with the home. MLS#368267/BH/GRA . . . $77,900 IMMACULATE 3/2/2, 1674 sq. ft., great landscaping, newer A/C, gas furnace, screen porch. MLS#364107/SR/NOL . . . . . . . . . . . . . $124,900 VERY NICE VILLA ON GOLF COURSE Tile in kitchen & hallway. 2 bedrooms (split plan), 2 baths & 2 car garage. Clean & well maintained. Move-in condition! MLS#366236/BA/SIM . $89,900 SPOTLESS 2/2 villa w/EXTRA long garage w/workshop. Updated kitchen, comfy family room, screened porch & more. A real MUST see! MLS#367883/DP/CRI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $41,900 8 7 1 0 B S W 9 6 S T R E E T DIRECTIONS: HWY. 200 OTOW Entrance, T/R @ 89th Ct. Rd., T/R @ 96th St, home on R. ON TOP OF THE WORLD OPEN SUNDAY 12:30-1:30 PM THIS CORNER LOT HOME IS A MUST SEE! 2/2/2, eat-in kitchen with numerous cabinets and counterspace. Formal dining leading to the screened lanai and open pation. Neutral colors for easy decorating. Enjoy this community center with pool and many activities. MLS#363731/LBK/MOL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $58,900 ON TOP OF THE WORLD OP EN SUNDAY 1:00-2:00 PM ON TOP OF THE WORLD SPRUCE CREEK NOR TH ON TOP OF THE WORLD ON TOP OF THE WORLD ON TOP OF THE WORLD SR 200 ON TOP OF THE WORLD ON TOP OF THE WORLD ELEGANT 3/3/2 2321 sq. ft. in Oak Run, parquet and tile floors throughout, on a cul-de-sac. Large L shaped enclosed and tiled lanai overlooking a quiet view of the woods. MLS#341586/SR/GIL . . $195,900 7437 SW 110 PLACE DIRECTIONS: From Main Entrance Oak Run T/L @ 73rd Terr. (Entrance To The Fountains), Ahead Till It Ends Then T/L @ 73rd Cir. To Cul-De-Sac (110th Pl), House Is On Right. (7437) PLEASE PRESENT THIS AD TO GUARD AT GATE OPEN HOUSE 8885-C SW 95 STREET For more information, go to www.bigsunrealty.com, click on Open Houses PLEASE PRESENT THIS AD TO GUARD AT GATE OPEN HOUSE 7437 SW 110 PLACE For more information, go to www.bigsunrealty.com, click on Open Houses NEAT & CLEAN One-owner 2/2/1 villa with Fl room & eat-in kitchen. Updated roof, appliances AND heat/AC all at an EXCELLENT price in this 55+ comm. w/TONS of recreational facilities and opportunities. R etirement at its best! MLS#368674/DP/FOL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $29,000 8 8 8 5 C S W 9 5 S T R E E T DIRECTIONS: HWY 200 OTOW Entrance, T/R @ 85th Ter, T/L @ 95th St, home on R. ON TOP OF THE WORLD OPEN SUNDAY 2:00-3:00 PM OAK RUN O PEN SUNDA Y 1:00-3:00 PM VERY NICE END UNIT 2/2/2 VILLA. Newer A/C, roof, appliances and solar hot water system. Large kitchen with numerous cabinets, pantry closet and center island overlooking family room, plus a glass enclosed Florida room. This home offers plenty of space. MLS#363018/LBK/MAN . . . . . . . . . $51,900 COMMERCIAL 861-Wise (9473) 9045 SW HWY. 200, Ocala, FL 34481 000AP7T Wise Way Auto Sales Visit Our Website at: www.wisewayautoinc.com FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED OVER 50 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE The Wise family would like to thank our neighbors and loyal customers for 13 years patronage and support. As we celebrate this anniversary, we would like to invite those who havent experienced the Wise Way of doing business to come see why buying a new car never makes sense! For all your transportation needs, the only way THE WISE WAY! 352-861-9473 Relax Wise Way Vehicles are Guaranteed by CarFax Clean Title History Guarantee STORE HOURS: Mon.-Sat. 9am-5pm SERVICE HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 8am-5pm Closed Sat. & Sun. West Marion Countys Largest Selection Of Certified Pre-Owned Cars, Trucks, Suvs L ike New! Experience a Whole New Way t o Buy a Vehicle Like-New Cars Without The New Car Price Locate Program Wise Way Can Find Any Vehicle Youre Looking For All Vehicles Fully Serviced & Certified With Warranty! 2 Years o f FREE Oil Changes a nd Tire Rotations With EVERY Vehicle Purchase! 2011 Toyota Venza 1,000 Miles, Power Seat, Remaining Factory Warranty . . . . SAVE BIG! 2011 Kia Soul Automatic, Power Package, Bluetooth, 3,000 Miles . . WISE WAY $18,977 2011 Buick Lacrosse CXS A/C Heated Seats, All the Toys, True Luxury, Local One Owner Trade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WISE WAY $31,977 2000 Toyota Camry One Owner, Local Trade, Low Miles . . . . . . . . WISE WAY $7,977 2011 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab 2WD, Low Miles . . . . . . . . . . . WISE WAY $25,977 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited, Leather, Navigation, Back-Up Camera, Power Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WISE WAY $28,977 2009 Mercury Grand Marquis LS Leather, Loaded, Only 15,000 Mi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WISE WAY $19,577 2011 Honda CRV EX-L Leather, Sunroof, Only 2,000 Miles . . . . . WISE WAY $27,978 2012 Hyundai Elantra 4 doors, 40 MPG HWY, Only 300 Miles . . . . . . . . . . . SAVE BIG! 2011 Ford Fusion SE Lots of Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WISE WAY $18,977 2011 Hyundai Azera Limited Leather, Sunroof, 5yr/60k miles Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WISE WAY $28,977 2011 Nissan Versa Hatchback, Automatic, A/C, 5yr/60k miles warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WISE WAY $15,977 2011 Toyota Camry Leather, Alloy Wheels, 5 yr warranty, Factory Demo, New $27,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WISE WAY $23,977 2012-2011 Hyundai Sonatas, Elantras, Santa Fes Several Models to Choose From! 5yr/60k Mile Warranty, No Hassle of Big Dealer . . . . . . . . SAVE THOUSANDS!! 2011 Kia Forte EX 5yr/60k Mile Warranty, 4 door, Automatic . . . WISE WAY $15,781 P LUS T AX T AG & D EALER F EE Anniversary Specials Anniversary Specials 1999 2012 2012 HYUNDAI SONATA Power Seat, Alloy Wheels, 4,000 Miles $24,977 Stock #5053 2011 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN Dual Power Doors, Power Hatch, Stow n Go Seating $25,788 2011 ACURA RDX Leather, Back-Up Camera, Like Brand New $30,977 2011 FORD TAURUS SEL, Leather, Dual Power Seats $26,977

PAGE 23

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. Federal retirees to gatherThe National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Chapter 2279 of Ocala, and their spouses, will meet at the Olive Garden Restaurant, March 8, at 1 p.m. A meeting will follow the lunch. Any members in the area are welcomed. Saturday, March 10 Health, Wellness Expo setThe 2012 Health and Wellness Expo sponsored by the Ocala Marion County Chamber of Commerce will be Saturday, March 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Paddock Mall. For more information on the registration process, booth pricing, and sponsorship opportunities for the Expo call 352-629-8051, ext. 106. 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.Methodist Men serve breakfastThe Methodist Men will serve their famous and delicious all-can-you-eat breakfast on Saturday, March 10 from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. A complete menu with a wide variety of breakfast fare is offered for $5. The Methodist Women will conduct a bake sale and the Stitch Sisters Craft Sale during the breakfast hours. Ocala West United Methodist Church 9330 S.W. 105th St., Ocala Look for the signs. 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. Friday, March 2, 2012 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com 6 ~ Friday, March 2, 2012 www.smcitizen.com 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. (ret.) Harry Good. The Flag and Spin Team recently accepted a donation from our own Joann Shaw of four military flags: Navy, Marine, Coast Guard and Air Force, which will complete the Teams set of military flags. She did this in memory of her recently-deceased husband, John Shaw, an Army veteran. Tickets for the concert are $5 and are on sale at Tuesday Socials and in the Activities Office during ticket sale hours. 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 will address all your questions. Please reserve your seat by purchasing a refundable $1 ticket at the Tuesday Socials or in the Activities Office during regular ticket sale hours. Super Bingo The next Super Bingo game will be held on Sunday, March 11, in the Lifestyle Center for Marion Landing residents only. Doors will open at 1 p.m. and the game will begin promptly at 2 p.m. Coffee will be available. So join us, and bring a friend (other residents and guests per our rules and regulations). Karaoke Are you interested in Karaoke? Join the Jersey Cowboy, John Winn, on Wednesday, March 7, in the Lifestyle Center. He will bring the Karaoke equipment and music, you supply your voice and desire to have fun. Hope to see you there. Any questions, call the Activities Office. 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 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 Sleuths Mystery Theater where you become the detective and help solve the crime. You might even be chosen for a cameo role. The cost is $69 and includes bus, all tax and gratuities, plated lunch of honey glazed Cornish hen, four cheese lasagna with or without meatballs, or prime rib (for an additional $3.20). Join the group to see how good of a detective you make in solving this mystery. For more information, please see the flyer posted on the Travel Board.Diane Bress is Marion Landings Activities Director and an employee of Leland Management, Inc. LANDINGCONTINUED FROM PAGE 4 Marion Landing residents Chuck and Sue Kiger display their crystal collection in the community display case. The Kigers mined the Arkansas Quartz crystals themselves in 2010 and 2011 in the Quachita mountains of Central Arkansas. PHOTO BY DIANE BRESS PHOTO BY DIANE BRESSMarion Landing resident and certified AARP driver safety program instructor Warren Smith fields questions from a group of residents during the recent refresher course held in the Lifestyle Center. Keep your eye on The Communicator for future classes. 0009P1R 0 0 0 A F B H 000AFBH 0 0 0 A O X E CELEBRATE YOUR SMILE IN 2012 Let us give you the smile you have always wanted. Dr. Reynaldo Gonzalez and Dr. Mundi Buechele 7621 SW HWY. 200, JUST WEST OF THE NEW LOWES (352) 401-0707 Complete Denture and Cosmetic Procedures 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 000AO9Q 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 E X P E R I E N C E F A S T E R R E C O V E R Y T I M E S E X P E R I E N C E F A S T E R R E C O V E R Y T I M E S E XPERIENCE F ASTER R ECOVERY T IMES i n a w a r m a n d f r i e n d l y e n v i r o n m e n t i n a w a r m a n d f r i e n d l y e n v i r o n m e n t in a warm and friendly environment 2700 S.W. 34th Street, Ocala, FL 34474 352.854.6262 www.cypresshealthcare.net STOP BY FOR A TOUR! P a l m G a r d e n o f O c a l a i s M a r i o n C o u n t y s P a l m G a r d e n o f O c a l a i s M a r i o n C o u n t y s Palm Garden of Ocala is Marion Countys m o s t a w a r d w i n n i n g f a c i l i t y m o s t a w a r d w i n n i n g f a c i l i t y most award-winning facility! J O I N T R E P L A C E M E N T T H E R A P Y J O I N T R E P L A C E M E N T T H E R A P Y JOINT REPLACEMENT THERAPY C A R D I A C / S T R O K E R E H A B C A R D I A C / S T R O K E R E H A B CARDIAC/STROKE REHAB I V T H E R A P Y I V T H E R A P Y IV THERAPY P A I N M A N A G E M E N T P A I N M A N A G E M E N T PAIN MANAGEMENT P O S T S U R G I C A L P O S T S U R G I C A L POST-SURGICAL W O U N D C A R E W O U N D C A R E WOUND CARE 0008P4V

PAGE 24

Friday, March 2, 2012 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 24 ~ Friday, March 2, 2012 www.smcitizen.com S pruce Creek Norths Social Committee is the heart of the community. Cindy Hutchins has been president of this committee for more than seven years and a member for more than 15 years. She is responsible for organizing all the events that go on all year long. (Not an easy job!) Her helpers include Fern Eberly, secretary, plus member for 23 years. Treasurer is Joan Laliberty, a 17-year member. Vice president is Cindy Congdon, more than 10year member. Her other valued members are Dot Whiting, a 23-year member, Jack Lepper, also a 23-year member, Audrey Martin has served 15 years, Doris Scheitlin 10 years, Joan McCarthy 10 years, Jean Opferkuch more than 20 years, Joyce Svilokos more than 10 years. Ann Brennan is a new member. Lori Littleton has helped for many years making the posters for the different events plus has helped out in different areas when she is able. The committee meets the first Tuesday of each month (except for election month) at 1 p.m. This is a very hard-working dedicated group as you can see by the years they have served.Valentine dance and partyThe SCN Valentine Dance was held on Feb. 18 with more than 40 people attending. A three-piece band performed for the residents dancing pleasures. Desserts and coffee were served. Coming up on March 10 will be a St. Patricks celebration with dancing plus Social Committee is heart of community S PRUCE C REEK NORTH J L Jan Liberio Standing, from left, Jack Lepper, Audrey Martin, Ann Brennan, Joan Mc Carthy, Doris Scheitlin and Dot Whiting; seated, Cindy Hutchins, and Joan Laliberty. Unavailable for photo were Jean Opferkuch, Joyce Svilokos, Fern Eberly, Lori Littleton and Cindy Congdon. PLEASESEESCN PAGE26 Ken Halderman (352) 237-4488 10641 SW 80th Ave., Ocala Open Houses Sun. & Mon. 12:00 2:00 Ask for Ken A S K A B O U T N O M O N E Y D O W N V A O R F H A F I N A N C I N G Heritage Realty 000APHU Homes are selling! Now is the time to list! 2/2/1 home with carport, newer carpet in house. Has inside laundry located in a gated 55+ community. Furniture and appliances are included. Will make a great retirement home in a very active community. Dont wait, this will go fast. MLS #356004 $53,900 2/2/1 and half garage, laminate floor and tile in baths and kitchen. E xcellent condition, screen/vinyl patio, fresh paint nice landscaped, furniture is offered with full price. L ocated in gated 55+ community, great place to retire, many activities for the residents. MLS #357164 P rice $56,000 2/2/1 Royal model, carpet and tile on floor inside laundry and a built-in pantry, very clean and ready to move in. Located in a gated 55+ community home. Has a 32x9 screen vinyl room to enjoy the backyard. House backs to woods. Will make a great retirement home. MLS #357661 $66,500. HOMES ARE SELLING FAST. MAKE SURE YOU LIST. 2/2 frame and vinyl siding home has newer roof and air, home has fresh coat of paint, all appliances stay. H as a screen and vinyl lanai, chain link fence, inside laundry, located in a gated 55+ community. MLS #363315 $59,000 2/2/2 Cocos model with screen enclosed room overlooking yard which backs up to Oak Run. Home is in movein condition with nice carpet & vinyl floor covering inside laundry and large two car garage with opener. All appliances stay. Located in a gated 55+ community. Great winter home with parking for R/V for residents. MLS #340810 $79,900 Outstanding 3/2/2 Spinosa Model home, features split bedroom plan, family room and formal dining room. Tile and laminated floors, carpet in dining room and bedrooms, in side laundry front loading washer and dryer, large kitchen, three door refrigerator. Located in a gated 55+ community. Beautiful land scaping has great curb appeal. MLS#366076 $84,900 PENDING 2/1/1 home carpet and tile on floor 12/9. L anai on rear of house, has newer roof, air. V ery nice maintained home, located in a gated 55+ community. G reat home for a winter home or year around retirement home. P alm C ay has a heated pool. MLS 368856 $41,900 2/2/1 home in great condition. T ile in dining area, kitchen and baths, laminated in bedrooms and living room, inside laundry. N ewer roof, oversized garage. L ocated in a gated 55+ community. MLS 367677 $61,500 2/2/1 R oyal model home, large kitchen inside laundry. B ath rooms have been upgraded, new paint, screen lanai. N ewer air located in gated 55+community. MLS #364155 $59,900 Beautiful 2/2/1 custom built home. E njoy a large F lorida 14/19 with custom windows kitchen, bath rooms have been updated. H ome is on a corner lot located in a gated 55+ community P alm C ay has a heated pool for the residents. H ome is offered com pletely furnished. N ewer roof and air. MLS 368961 $89,900 PENDING 000AI0K Quality Furniture Decor Items Collectibles Estate Liquidation We Also Buy Pick-Up & Delivery Available Renaissance Room Monday Saturday 9:30 6:00 7380 SW 60th Ave. Airport Road Directly Behind Jasmine Plaza Est. 1993 A CONSIGNMENT SHOP 854-7022 New Merchandise Arriving Daily At 000AOSX W i s d o Family Medicine Wisdo is Welcoming NEW PATIENTS! (352) 622-9007 Call Today For Appointment Providing Comprehensive Healthcare For The Entire Family Monday Friday 8 A M 5 P M Christine A. Kogoy P.A.-C 2118 SW 20th PL Suite 102, Ocala 34471 (Off of SW 19th Ave. Rd.) BCBS, Blue Options, Cigna, United Health Care, Aetna, Tricare, Medicare and most insurances accepted/billed. Dr. James John Wisdo, D.O. www.wisdofamilymedicine.com 000AOKN 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. $ 4,595 15 to choose from 000APFH 8810 SW SR 200 Suite 107, Kingsland Plaza Across from Pine Run352-291-7626 Mon. Fri. 9am-5pm, Sat. 9am 2pm Thank You for your business, we strive to make our customers satisfied.Same Day Service Guaranteed 6-V T605 only $ 539 8-V T875 only $ 639 12-V T1275 only $ 639 H OME OF THE G REAT D EALS Free Pick-up within 10 miles Remanufactured Warranty 2009 Club Car Precedent 2012 Club Car $ 5,295 from Carts from $1,895 10% Discount to Veterans labor & parts 6-V P2000 only $ 475 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 000AOWB 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 3/9/12 FREE TIRE ROTATION With Oil Change Up to 5 qts. oil. 5W20, 5W30 or 15W40 $ 21 95 $ 10 00 OFF Shims & Parts Extra Call for appointment Must present coupon. Offer good at St. Rd. 200 location only. Not valid w/any other offer. Expires 3/9/12 We know tires Dare to compare 4 Wheel Alignment 000AON3 873-6100 Royal Palms Plaza 854-8787 Oak Run REAL ESTATE CORP Community Resales Dec c See each MLS # at www.DeccaRealEstate.com ***OAK RUN BIG OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, MAR. 4 1-3 P.M.*** Get MAPS to ALL 23 Homes at the 3 Gates & Sales Office 8026 SW 115th Loop 2/2/2, 1225 sq. ft. CBS Sausalito Woodside Lou Serago 804-0159 $70,000 MLS#366979 $87,500 MLS#364012 7908 SW 115th Loop 1/2/1+Den, 1068 sq. ft. CBS Sausalito The Preserve John Kapioski 208-1635 $89,900 MLS#354793 11460 SW 85th Court 2/2/2, 1528 sq. ft. Frame Expanded Newport NBD 7 Jim Petticrew 216-5852 8094 SW 108th Loop 3/2/2, 2002 sq. ft., frame St. Augustine NBD 10 JaeDen Team JaeAnn 615-8794 Dennis 615-8731 7417 SW 115th Pl. 3/2/2, 1471 sq. ft. CBS Saratoga Hillside Charlie Takesian 352-207-9588 11299 SW 78th Circle 2/2/2, w/Den, 1543 sq. ft. CBS Montclair Timbergate John Kapioski 208-1635 11638 SW 70th Court 3/2/2, 1597 sq. ft. CBS Doral Great Room Golfview Lois Lane 789-4516 10958 SW. 69th Cir. 3/2/2, 1769 sq. ft. CBS Martinque Crescent Oaks Pat McCullough 299-6688 $63,500 MLS#363596 8110 SW 108th Pl. Road 2/2/1.5, 992 sq. ft. Frame Exp. Savannah NBD 5 Jerry Brooks 274-0930 8445 SW 109th Street 2/1/1, 912 sq. ft. Frame York NBD 3 Jerry Brooks 274-0930 $49,500 MLS#363958 $59,950 MLS#360032 10966 SW 86th Terrace 2/2/1, 1100 sq. ft. Frame Dogwood NBD 2 Barbara Cernera 812-0626 $69,900 MLS#363838 10897 SW 80th Court 2/2/1, 1224 sq. ft. Frame Charleston NBD 5 Lou Serago 804-0159 6709 SW 112th Street 2/2/1.5, 1083 sq. ft. CBS Dover Fairway Oaks Peggy Simpson 208-6554 7887 SW 115th Loop 3/2/2, 1495 sq. ft. CBS Chesapeake The Preserve John Kapioski 208-1635 10925 SW 69th Circle 2/2/1.5, 1262 sq. ft. CBS Key West Crescent Oaks Louise Pace 361-4312 7953 SW 115th Loop 3/2/2, 1589 sq. ft. CBS Biscayne Villa The Preserves Pat Stimmel 895-5160 11218 SW 73rd Circle 2/2/2+Den, 1362 sq. ft. CBS Turnberry The Fountains John Kapioski 208-1635 11398 SW 69th Circle 2/2/2, 1245 sq. ft. CBS Greenbrier Baytree Greens Patty Dougherty 502-3096 11476 SW 78th Circle 2/2/2, 1300 sq. ft. CBS Nantucket Timbergate Louise Pace 361-4312 HOMES ARE ARRANGED BY PRICE FROM (1) LOWEST TO (28) HIGHEST T he number in the left hand corner of the picture shows the homes location on the map given out at Oak Run Security gates. For More Information, Call Our Offices At 352-854-8787 Or 352-873-6100 10982 SW 69th Circle 3/2/2, 1755 sq. ft. CBS Yorkshire Crescent Oaks Barbara Cernera 812-0626 11613 SW 69th Circle 3/2/2, 2127 sq. ft. CBS Expanded Monaco Baytree Greens Patty Dougherty 502-3096 $188,900 MLS#368580 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 #11 #12 #13 #14 #15 #16 #17 #18 #20 $99,000 MLS#357134 $110,500 MLS#338487 $99,999 MLS#364038 $115,300 MLS#364021 $119,900 MLS#366333 $124,900 MLS#368269 $125,000 MLS#368925 $126,500 MLS#368167 $129,000 MLS#364776 $132,00 MLS#365944 $134,000 MLS#354740 $139,000 MLS#368940 #19 $144,900 MLS#367334 11725 SW 72nd Circle 2/2/2 w/Den, 1787 sq. ft. CBS Tahiti Laurel Oaks Lois Lane 789-4516 $195,000 MLS#365067 7094 SW 106th Place 3/2/2, 1915 sq. ft. CBS Tuscany Model Homes Eagles Point Jim Petticrew 216-5852 11103 SW 73rd Terr. 3/2/2, 2017 sq. ft. CBS Monaco The Fountains Charlie Takesian 207-9588 11209 SW 71st Terr. 3/2/2, 2122 sq. ft. CBS Monaco Linkside Lou Serago 804-0159 $209,900 MLS#369691 10638 SW 71st Circle 3/2.5/2, 1965 sq. ft. CBS Tuscany Expanded Eagles Point Lou Serago 804-0159 11625 SW 72nd Circle 3/2/2, 2301 sq. ft. CBS Palm Beach Laurel Oaks Patty Dougherty 502-3096 $239,900 MLS#349737 11724 SW 72nd Circle 3/2/2, 2073 sq. ft. CBS Monaco w/pool, 2 Fireplaces Laurel Oaks JaeDen Team JaeAnn 615-8794 Dennis 615-8731 #21 #22 #23 $199,000 MLS#362115 #24 $199,900 MLS#368659 #25 #26 $219,750 MLS#368386 #27 #28 $249,900 MLS#366535 S A L E P E N D I N G S A L E P E N D I N G SALE PENDING #1

PAGE 25

M arion Landing will be holding a Craft Fair on Saturday, March 31, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Lifestyle Center will be set up with wall-towall crafters selling a variety of handcrafted items including jewelry, handbags, shell art, macram plant hangers, mosaic wall hangings, floral arrangements, quilts, paintings, beautiful lighted wine bottles and glass blocks, photography, assorted Christmas items, and much more. Refreshments will be available and will include coffee, tea and donuts in the morning and hot dogs, chips and beverages for lunch, proceeds of which benefit the communitys Sunshine fund. We hope everyone can come down on Saturday, March 31, and join us. Its fun to see all the different projects, and we appreciate the communitys support of our local crafters, said Merry Anne Krell, Craft Fair chairperson. This event is free and open to the public. Registration for Senior Games due todayRegistration for the Marion Landing Senior Games is due today. 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 to the Activities Office by 2 p.m. today. 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. Sunshine fundraiser tickets Tickets are going fast for Sunshines St. Patricks Games Party on Wednesday, March 14, at the Lifestyle Center. Tickets are $6 each, and the last day to purchase them is Tuesday, March 6, at the Social. 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 12:00 lunch of Reubens, chips and pickles, lemonade, coffee and cake; and the games will begin at 1 p.m. 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. They will be on display at the Tuesday Social. Tickets for the Chinese auction are $1 each or 5 for $3 and can be purchased either at the Social or the day of the Games Party. Get ready for an afternoon of fun, but get your tickets soon as seating is limited. Landing Lites pops 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 Friday, March 2, 2012 ~ 25 www.smcitizen.com 4~ Friday, March 2, 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 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 AFFORDABLE MOVING & Lawncare LLC Across town or across the U.S.A. No job to BIG or SMALLwe do it all.FLAT RATE PRICES FL#IM1978 352-870-1394 AFFORDABLEMOVINGUSA.COM Announcements NOVENA TO ST. CLAIRE Ask St. Claire for 3 favors: 1 business, 2 impossible personal. Say 9 Hall Marys for 9 days with a lighted candle. Pray whether you beilve or not. Publish it on the 9th day. 9 Days -May the Sacred heart of Jesus be praised, adored, glorified and loved today and everyday throughout the world forever and ever. Amen Your request will be granted not matter how impssible it may seem. BJF ST JUDE NOVENA may the sacred heart of Jesus be adored, glorified, loved and preserved throughout the world now and forever. Sacred Heart of Jesus pray for us. St. Jude worker of miracles pray for us. St. Jude Help of the Hopeless pray for us. Say this prayer nine times per day by the eighth day your prayers will be answered. It has never been known to fail. Publication must be promised. Thank You St. Jude for all prayers answered.MR Medical Dental Assistant 30 hours a week Certified and Experience, Coleman Area 1-800-469-4467 Simply advertise in the Classifieds and get results quickly!How To Make Your Car Disappear... CALL 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 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 General Help CUSTOMER RELATIONS*Call Now!* Looking to fill immediate positions. Training, 401(k), medical. No exp. necessary. $550-$800 a week. Call Karen 352-436-4460 Immediate Opening Recycling Center/Recovered Material Processing Plant now looking for Manager. Must have experience in Management/Sales /Scheduling out bound loads/Multiple Computer programs. Must have a clean Drivers License. Top Pay for the right person. Apply in person @ 711 S. Adolph Pt, Lecanto, Fl. Bring resume 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 Auctions 2 AUCTIONS THURS. Mar ch 1, 3PM Outside Auction Loads of fresh Estate furn., household, tools, dolls, toys, row after row of adventurous treasures still unloading. COME & sneak a peak AT Antique! SUN. Mar ch 4 Antique & Collectible Prev 10AM Auction 1PM Primitives, signed glass, instruments incl. dulcimers, Longaberger picnic, advertising, coins, jewelry, vint/coll toys, ++ SEE the web DudleysAuction.com 4000 S. Fla. Ave. (US 41-S) Inverness (352) 637-9588 AB1667-AU2246 12% BP-2% ca.disc Furniture White wicker desk and chair $25. (352) 509-4733 Garage/ Yard Sales MAJESTIC OAKSSW 89th Street Saturday March 3, 8am-12Noon TREASURES GALORE!!! General A-1 BUYER! Old Costume Jewelry, Items of Value, Antiques, Fishing Mens Watches, Guns352-344-3809 Sporting Goods CLUB CAR GOLF CART W/CANOPY AND SIDE CURTAINS-EXCELLENT CONDITION $1000 FIRM (352) 873-0005 Wanted to Buy Ca$h for Old StuffJewelry, Military, Knives, Toys, Tools, Magazines, Coins & Iron SkilletsCall for Info (352) 237-2478 or (352) 682-6003 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 Sale or Rent LECANTO 55+ FOR RENT OR SALE 1/1, Furnished $525. 2/2, Furnished $550. 352-287-9175, 746-1189 Rent: Houses Unfurnished 55+ SPRUCE CREEK NORTH2 Bd/2Ba/2 car gar. excel. cond. screen lanai Immed. occupancy $650 mo. Includes ammenities (352) 266-0516. 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. L ET U S W ORK F OR Y OU CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403S OUTH M ARION C ITIZEN C LASSIFIEDSG ET R ESULTS! Dunnellon 10 ACRES w/2 Houses one block, one doublewide. $175K 352-854-5564 352-465-2159 Marion County Homes For Sale By Owner Retirement Community Home 2/2 Italian tile floors Carpet in bedrooms + den, stainless steel appliances, fans, enclosed lanai, overside garage, landscaped, (352) 291-2795 Vehicles Wanted BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$200 & UP (352) 771-6191 WE BUY ANY VEHICLEPerfect Cond. or Not Titled,No title, No problem. Paying up to $25K any make, any model Call A.J. 813-335-3794/ 531-4298 Cars We BUY Cars, Trucks Vans & SUVs, lic/Ins hogstenautosales .com (352) 867-9057 Classic Vehicles AUTO SWAP/ Corral CAR SHOW Sumter County Fairgrounds SUMTER SWAPMEETS MARCH 4th, 2012 1-800-438-8559 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 Handyman Steves Handyman Service (352) 854-4927 000ANGJ Home/Office Cleaning Let Me Do The Dirty Work 4 U House Cleaning LOURIE JACKSON (352)433-5292 (352)245-3001 lourieann1973 @gmail.com References Avail. Moving/ Hauling AFFORDABLE MOVING & Lawncare LLC Across town or across the U.S.A. No job to BIG or SMALLwe do it all.FLAT RATE PRICES FL#IM1978 352-870-1394 AFFORDABLEMOVINGUSA.COM Pressure Cleaning Lees Pressure Washing Quality work at low prices! 352-489-6786 L ET U S W ORK F OR Y OU CALL TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403South Marion CitizenClassifieds Get Results! Read the classifieds Craft Fair March 31 at Lifestyle Center M ARION LANDING D B Diane Bress Marion Landing resident and Landing Lites accompanist Joann Shaw donated four military flags to the Westport Army JROTC Flag and Spin Team in memory of her recently-deceased husband, Cpl. John W. Shaw, U.S. Army 1951-1953 (pictured above). The Flag and Spin Team is part of the Landing Lites Pops Concert which will be held on Saturday, March 10, at 7 p.m. in the Lifestyle Center. PLEASESEELANDING PAGE6 Next time you see Eve, thank her for all she does and give her a Cherrywood hug. She sure deserves it. Saint Pattys Day at CherrywoodOn March 17, put on your Kelly Green attire and join your friends and neighbors for a night of celebration. St. Patricks Day is when everyone becomes Irish for a day to enjoy the myths and merriment of Celtic culture. Tickets are available from Geri for this night of music and entertainment by Rich Becotte and others. Bring your liquid refreshment of choice and come join the Colleens and Harps (Irish for Gals and Guys) for an evening of fun and dance. Only $3 admission per person provides party goers with music; finger foods, and coffee or lemonade. Vets Breakfast:Did you know that S.O.S. is not just a distress call? It is also the abbreviation for a military breakfast dish. You can learn all about and taste this delicious breakfast meal on Saturday, March 31, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Veterans Club breakfast. Also included are scrambled eggs, sausage, juice, fruit and juice, plus coffee and tea of course. The breakfast coincides with the first Fun in the Sun Games sponsored by the Social Committee, which starts at 1 p.m. on the same date. Breakfast is only $3.50 and proceeds go to sponsor the many worthwhile Veterans Club charities. Make a date to get your tickets early because this event is always a sell out. See Geri or contact Bill Mahar for tickets. From your reporter If you have an idea for a story; an opinion about this column or a question, please feel free to e-mail urperssec@yahoo.com. Your comments are always welcome. CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 18 Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com John M. Boyett, Jr. Financial Advisor Free Investment Reviews 352-237-2008 800-757-3129 8441 SW Hwy. 200, Ste. 119 Ocala Fl 34481 www.edwardjones.com Member SIP C 000AO92 000AP9W SOD 857-0461 000AMVU Airport Transportation Service to all Florida airports and seaports Door to door service On your schedule 24/7 OCALA SMART TRANSPORTATION 352-615-0399 www.ocala-smart-transportation.com The one you know 000APB3 FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED H a i r & N a i l s Hair & Nails H a i r & N a i l s Hair & Nails C ALL 237-7020 FOR APPT W h e r e e v e r y s e r v i c e i s a n e x p e r i e n c e Where every service is an experience S T U D I O 2 0 0 S T U D I O 2 0 0 STUDIO 200 F U L L S E R V I C E S A L O N FULL SERVICE SALON Perms Coupon Expires 3/29/12 Includes Cut & Style Cannot be combined with other offers. Must present coupon W ALK INS WELCOME LOCATED IN CANOPY OAK PLAZA CANADIAN MEDS 000AOE5 Quality Medications, Low Prices Viagra 100mg $4.00 ea. P lavix 75mg 100 ct $77.00 Nexium 40mg 100 ct. $88.00 Boniva 3 pills $69.00 WE SHIP ANYWHERE IN THE U.S.A. Call for a FREE quote today 7380 SW 60th Ave., Ste #1, Ocala 237-0021 Locally Owned and Operated NEW CUSTOMERS PRESENT THIS AD AND GET $10 OFF! On RX Drugs Representing Ocala area residents for over 39 years The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements Before you decide, ask us to send free written information about our qualifications and experience. 237-9225 W.E. BISHO P J R. Attorney At Law Admitted to the Florida Bar in 1965 ESTATE PLANNING WILLS TRUSTS and PROBATE REAL ESTATE CORPORATIONS 7743 S.W. S.R. 200 Next to the Mulch & Stone Emporium 000AM19 000AORQ

PAGE 26

corned beef and ham sandwiches plus some side fixings, and, as always, dessert and a beverage. Tickets were sold Feb. 29 and March 1. Cost is $8 per person. Time is 6 p.m. and music by George. Looking on to April there will be a dance on the 21st, $5 at the door. Then on April 29 (Sunday afternoon), there will be an Ice Cream Social, $3 per person. Entertainment by the Songbirds will be provided. Time is 2:30 p.m. If you like meeting new friends and neighbors please try to attend these functions that the social committee works so hard to put on. Pancake time again!The March pancake breakfast is Saturday the 31st. Mark your calendar so you can enjoy seeing your friends and meeting some new ones, $3 each for pancakes, French toast sausages, juice, coffee or tea. See you there and like most of the activities in Spruce Creek North, the pancake breakfast is open to all communities that would like to attend. Community Garage salesBarb Turner reports that the SCN community garage sales are scheduled for the end of May or first part of June. Residents it is time to gather all those goodies that you no longer need or want. Watch for exact days and times. Walking or riding at nightMake sure when you are walking or riding early in the morning or at night that you carry a flashlight or reflectors, plus lights on your bike as the drivers cannot see you, You do not want to be a fatality.Hearing Seminar Dont forget to sign up at the SCN clubhouse for March 21. DB Hearing will hold their seminar at 4 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Newest technology in hearing aids will be discussed. Hope you plan to attend. Thank You BettyMy many thanks go to Betty Testa for her thoughtfulness. One classy lady! Oak Run Elephant Sale On Feb. 4, Oak Run hosted another great White Elephant sale. It started at 10 a.m. and the place was packed with people looking for bargains and there were plenty of them. Hubby Jim and I always make sure to attend these sales (usually twice a year). Good clean items and very friendly people. The food was excellent as usual. If you ever get a chance to go to these sales please go, you wont be disappointed.Get well, get well!Many get well wishes go to Jan Holloway and to Sadie Horton who will be 100 years old in May. We wish them a quick recovery.Good-bye to Wilma All her neighbors and friends had to say good-bye to Wilma Barchey as she moved back to Pennsylvania. Wilma was born and married in Pennsylvania She and her hubby Blair retired to SCN over 24 years ago. They were active in many things in SCN for many years. Sadly Blair passed away 2004. Life was not easy for Wilma but she kept herself occupied in many activities like Mah Jongg, Bingo, Euchre and many others. Many neighbors took her out to dinners, lunches etc. to say their good-byes. We all wish her happiness back in the state she was born. Happy 60th anniversaryThe 23rd of this month my husband Jim and I will celebrate our 60th wedding anniversary. Thank you Jim for 60 wonderful years! Hope to have a few (thousand) more! Jan Liberio resides in Spruce Creek North with her hubby Jim. Friday, March 2, 2012 ~ 3 www.smcitizen.com 26 ~ Friday, March 2, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Tomyn We have discussed the need to have privatization of custodial services to privatization of transportation. We have to look at what were offering. Were teaching our students for jobs that do not exist yet. Wagoner Under my leadership we have privatization custodial and privatization of transportation. Anything tied to our core business, we need to see if someone can do it better. Q What about the proposal to go to a four-day week? Tomyn Lets hope we dont go to it. It was deemed by the state that we could not save money (state paying only four days of transportation). Its certainly not worth the disruption. Wagoner Its not a very good idea. Q How do you stand on vouchers? Wagoner I dont mind competition. We should design our schools so parents are clawing to get back in. Having a choice is OK. Tomyn Our school systems have evolved a great deal. Schools of choice are already here. Charter schools have to have the same accountability. For vouchers, I want to be very cautious. Students and teachers must be held to the same standards. Q Do you favor elected or appointed superintendent? Tomyn I believe in the power of democracy. An elected superintendent is the only thing I am familiar with. Twice the voters have declined to make it appointed. If the school board puts it on the ballot, I can argue for that if thats the direction the board wants to go. Wagoner Its a decision you all should make at the polls. Q How do you face the challenge of unfunded mandates? Wagoner The problem is Tallahassee is full of lobbyists who are still very powerful. We have to find ways to be successful under present conditions. T I agree. Were obligated to follow the rules and regulations the state gives us. Q Schools now provide various meals. How do you feel about that? Tomyn We do have a very sophisticated approval process. We want to help those who are needy. We can do a good job of verifying. Wagoner I really cant punish a child for the behavior of the parents. Its an interesting issue. Food service operates like a business, with profit and loss statements. Q What about studying the founding fathers and the Constitution? Wagoner I think we do a good job in that area, we bring a veteran into the classroom. All too often were just tested in reading, math, science. Tomyn We do teach American history, founding fathers and the Constitution. Geography, civics and history in the middle schools, in the high schools American history, world history and American Government. Q I filled in at a classroom last December, and the 11th graders didnt know about Pearl Harbor. Tomyn I know it is part of the curriculum. Wagoner Im shocked. Q Teachers cant teach when you have lack of discipline. Tomyn We have no place in our schools (for those students), they need to be moved or even expelled. Wagoner I cant make parents be parents. We have a strong code of student conduct. Its more of an issue on the bus then in the classroom. If you fight on the bus, you shouldnt ride the rest of the year. Q About public comments at board meetings not being shown on TV. Wagoner Thats a decision the board makes. Im open to have public comment on TV. Tomyn The public should have an opportunity to speak at the appropriate time. Q Why a black history month? Why not just teach about blacks as part of all American history. Tomyn -We do teach all history. All of our schools have done something (for black history month). Wagoner We teach American history. Q We spend beyond six figures on public information. What do you think of having a spokesman? Wagoner As far as PR is concerned, we need to look at how were doing that. Tomyn The public information officer is important. Hes also now managing the TV operation. Q What about complying with the class size amendment? Tomyn Well keep our class sizes to the required number. We cant afford the penalty. Wagoner Smaller is not necessarily better when you have a great teacher. Q What about coaches and administrative supplements? Tomyn These are some of the greatest dropout programs. Wagoner -Theyre really as important as curriculum. We can still offer those programs with resources if we allocate correctly. (Both candidates said they didnt care about the superintendent supplement, although the superintendent salary is set by the state). FINAL REMARKS Tomyn -I enjoy listening. It helps me formulate ideas. I do not feel entitled, but qualified. Wagoner I understand it is a serious business. Nothing is more important than a great education. The system is broken and we need to change that. DEBATECONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Marions Most Wanted Tanisha Dennard 29, felony bench warrant for failure to appear arraignment count 1 driving while license revoked as habitual offender. Allen Dones 35, felony violation of probation grand theft 300 L/5,000. Robert Murillo 45, felony bench warrant for failure to appear drug court count 1 dealing in stolen property; felony bench warrant for failure to appear drug court count 1 possession of cocaine Cecelia Rebstock 48, felony violation of probation forgery/uttering, grand theft 300 L/5,000. Charles Washington 28, felony bench warrant for failure to appear status conference count 1 drive while license revoked as habitual offender; count 2 dui impairment or dubal 15 or above; count 3 leave scene of crash property damage only. Curtis Williams 26, felony warrant count 1 witness intimidation (3rd fel); count 2 battery. SCN CONTINUED FROM PAGE 24 000AOEZ 8602 SW Highway 200, Next to Little Joeys in Big Lots Shopping Center Ocala, FL 34481 www.drcoinshop.com drcoinshop@gmail.com STORE HOURS: MON.-FRI. 10AM-6PM, SAT. & SUN. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY We Are Always Buying: Selling: American Eagles (Gold & Silver) Bullion Maple Leafs (Gold & Silver) Philharmonics (Gold & Silver) Numismatic Coins Coin Supplies Chinese Pandas (Gold & Silver) CALL US TODAY! 352-817-6564 FREE Appraisals In-Store or In-Home Unwanted Broken Jewelry Sterling Silver Jewelry Sterling Silver Flatware Silver Dollars Pre-1964 90% U.S. Coins Gold Coins (All Types U.S. & Foreign) All Types Silver & Gold Rounds & Bars NGC/PCGS Graded Coins American Eagles 000AAVY IRELANDS NO. 1 BALLAD GROUP 8 Gold Albums! ALL THE HITS RARE OULD TIMES FERRYMAN FLIGHT OF EARLS PUNCH & JUDY MAN RIGHT ALL RIGHT DUBLIN IN MY TEARS MOLLY MALONE RAISE THE ROOF CRAIC AND THE PORTER BLACK appearing at Saturday, March 10, 2012 2 PM Show Curtis Peterson Auditorium All Seats Reserved $20 Tickets available at the American Irish Club, Rt 490, Lecanto Starting January 30th (Directly across from St. Scholastica Church & Pope John Paul II Catholic School) Monday-Saturday 10 AM to 2 PM For Information Call Carol At 352-341-3603 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 J a s m i n e P l a z a 3 5 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 Jasmine Plaza 352-401-0001 6 1 6 0 S W S R 2 0 0 U n i t 1 0 4 O c a l a F l o r i d a 3 4 4 7 6 6160 SW SR 200 Unit 104 Ocala, Florida 34476 S T O R E H O U R S : T U E S F R I 1 0 5 S A T 1 0 2 STORE HOURS: TUES.-FRI. 10-5 SAT. 10-2 Readers Choice Winner Jewelry Store 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 www.jandjjewelersocala.com Affordable New & Estate Jewelry 000AMMD A l l r e p a i r s d o n e o n p r e m i s e s A l l r e p a i r s d o n e o n p r e m i s e s All repairs done on premises. B ATTERIES $ 8 00 + tax 000AQ6E M i l l e n n i u m H a i r S a l o n Open Monday thru Saturday Walk-Ins Welcome 11100 SW 93rd, Ct, Rd., Next to I HOP on 200 3 5 2 2 3 7 3 6 7 6 N O W A C E R T I F I E D G O L D W E L L C O L O R S A L O N Color, Cut $ 45 95 With coupon. Expires 3/8/12 With coupon. Expires 3/8/12 Perm, Cut $ 42 95 Shampoo, Haircut $ 13 95 With coupon. Expires 3/8/12 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 000ANGE 000AHPD CCC1327264 HI2378 WELL KEEP YOU SHELTERED FROM THE STORM! rjroofinginc@yahoo.com Authorized Installer Citrus County 352-726-7006 Marion County 352-622-7006 FAX 352-726-7031 Toll Free 888-726-7006 FREE 32 FLAT SCREEN T V with any re roof or metal ro of Expires 3/31/12 INC Commercial Residential

PAGE 27

That set off some of the people in the audience. One woman said she has taken birth control pills since she was 12 and they were used to treat hormonal imbalance. She said the plan to negate the rule makes me upset. One woman from the back argued that the religious institutions shouldnt be required to provide something their religion is against, and another near the front turned and yelled, Why, so women can have babies for you to take care of? Another remark from the audience drew a reaction when one man said that President Obama should be impeached. He indicated belief that the president wasnt born in America, among other things. Those documents have all been released, said one woman. Stearns was also criticized by someone who attacked his vote against a trail out West to honor the Buffalo soldiers. He defended his vote because he said the trail, about 200 miles long, was not practical. Would you walk the 200 miles? Stearns asked. There was also what could have been a controversial remark by Stearns, although it was not meant in the way that some people might believe. He was talking about the budget, and was discussing how common folks had to live within their means, using generalized names to refer to family members. However, in making a point as he made up names, he used the name Uncle Tom. That brought a small reaction from some in the audience, but Stearns went right on and appeared not to notice. In fact, Stearns spent a lot of time criticizing the lack of action of moving toward a balanced budget. There doesnt seem to be any attempt to balance the budget. He said he had voted against establishing the super committee to come up with solutions, and defended his vote based on the outcome. They couldnt agree on anything. It was a farce. He spent a lot of time on the Solyndra investigation, a company that received millions in subsidies even though it never made a profit. The company filed for bankruptcy in September. He has issued a subpoena to the administration to investigate Solyndra. Its the first Congressional subpoena since Watergate, he said. Stearns also criticized the decision to subsidize the Chevy Volt, an energy-alternative vehicle. He asked for a show of hands on how many people drove a Chevy Volt, and no one responded. Its not selling. Its a disaster, Stearns commented. He asked why American taxpayers were subsidizing things that they wont buy. Stearns criticized the Department of Energy. Before Jimmy Carter, we didnt even have one. Every one of you would like to have their jobs. He was asked about what could be done to help the housing market. We should allow short sales. He said that banks must be forced to accept short sales. At the end, Stearns praised the audience for coming out early on a cold Saturday morning. A passionate town meeting is a plus. Friday, March 2, 2012 ~ 27 www.smcitizen.com 2 ~ Friday, March 2, 2012 www.smcitizen.com STEARNS CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 BY ELOISE HOLLYFIELD ejh2025@gmail.com Master the Possibilities is hosting an exhibition of the OTOW Art Groups work in the lobby area near Classrooms #5 and #6 and in Sids Caf and Deli during the month of March. The Group is excited and proud to be doing this. Members invite you to drop by to view this exhibit when you come to class or have breakfast or lunch at Sids or are just in the area. The artists work in the following mediums: watercolor; pastel; oil; acrylic; tempura; pen and ink; and mixed media. Many paintings will be for sale if you contact the artist privately. The Group is hosting an Open House on Saturday, March 3 from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Art Room in the Craft Building at 9125 S.W. 98th St., so that you may have the opportunity to see the artists at work and ask questions of them. Coffee, tea, and snacks will be supplied. For further information, contact Anne at 352-732-0706. Travel ToppersTravel Toppers members wish to point out that their trips are for residents of the On Top of the World Communities and their guests only. A few seats remain available for the following trips: Tampa Bay Downs, Saturday, April 7 (contact Pat Hood at 237-8533) and In the Mood, Wednesday, April 18 (contact Kathy Person at 873-2929). Reservations are being taken for a 13day Alaska Tour and Cruise Aug. 31-Sept. 12. The cruise is on the Island Princess, with land lodging at Princess Lodges. The five-day land tour is to Fairbanks, Denali Part, Mount McKinley, and Anchorage. There is also a seven-day cruise from Whittaker to Vancouver, B.C., and includes these visits: Hubbard Glacier; Glacier Bay National Park; Skagway; Juneau; and Ketchikan. Cruise/land rates include transfer to the Orlando Airport and airfare; there is an additional cost for insurance. A deposit of 20 percent of the cruise/land fare is due at the time reservations made. For full information and rates for all cabin classes, call Inge Gaitch at 352-237-7428 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. only, Monday-Friday.OTOW SoftballThe Great Clips team is beginning to make its move to stay on top and have now pulled away from the Dr. Dunn team by four games, which is beginning to falter as the team lost the last two games. The Dr. Dunn team is in jeopardy of going further down as Florida Eye has crept within one game of the second place team and have shown some power hitting as of late. Amazingly enough, the Cebert Wealth team, despite all of its injuries, has managed to win some games and are now in fourth place. How long that will last is anyones guess, as they are only one game ahead of the Tee Pee Tire team and its young players from Stone Creek Still struggling is the Wise Way team, which at times shows signs of improving with wins over the stronger teams. The team has improved with an addition to their infield at third base, but the injuries have burdened them throughout the year. Perhaps the warmer weather will help to jump start some of the teams. TEAMWONLOST Great Clips-Angelo228 Dr. Dunn-Marty 1812 Florida Eye-Roger1713 Cebert Wealth-Bill1218 Tee Pee Tire-Ke1119 Wiseway-Jimmy 921Master the PossibilitiesMaster the Possibilities will continue its ninth year of the Visiting Scholars program next week. On Thursday, March 8, you can meet our Pulitzer Prize-winning neighbor Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Art, travel sports and lectures OTOW HAPPENINGS PLEASESEEOTOW PAGE28 VFW Post 4781 happeningsFish fry on second and fourth Fridays of every month, served from 4 to 6 p.m. Wings and shrimp boats on the first, third and fourth Friday of Friday of every month, served from 4 to 6 p.m. Bingo is played every Monday and Thursday with early bird games starting at 11:30. Lunch is available to bingo players and is also served in the Canteen. Lunches are available until 1:30 p.m. V-burgers with beer specials is on the last Tuesday of every month, served from 4 to 6 p.m. Surf and turf is held the last Saturday of every month, served from 4 to 6 p.m. Bar bingo is held in the Canteen every Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. Food is available. March 13 Ladies Auxiliary Dinner is served from 4:30 to 6:30. Please call or drop by to reserve your tickets. March 17 St. Patricks dinner, will be served from 4:30 to 6:30. Please stop by the Canteen to pick up your tickets. Get your tickets early as they sell out fast. Karaoke in the Canteen every Friday and Saturday starting at 7 p.m. Call 352-873-4781 who is scheduled for the month. To participate in Canteen activities you must be a member or a signed in guest. 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 000AOTB YOURS TRULY CARDS & GIFTS 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 Fine Jewelry, Watches, Giftware & Repairs Custom Designs and Redesigns Appraisals Gem Identifications Buy Old Gold Estate Jewelry 000AKR4 Gem Galleria Jewelers for life s special moments Yes we do... www.gemgalleriajewelers.com 8441 SW SR 200 Ste 101 HOURS: M-F 9-5 SAT 9-1 GOLF CART ACCESSIBLE 237-2240 PAT & RICH LAUGEN Gemologist, AJP, Goldsmith 6333 SW SR200 854-6622 6333 SW SR200 854-6622 B ETWEEN Q UEEN OF P EACE C HURCH AND F LOWERS B AKERY B ETWEEN Q UEEN OF P EACE C HURCH AND F LOWERS B AKERY Buying All Rolex Watches Bring All Wristwatches For Our Offer B UYING R OLEX AND W RISTWATCHES 18K Presidential Submariner Two-Tone Daytona Old Rolexes Mens & Ladies 000AP4Y B UYING S CRAP G OLD Any Item Any Condition S ILVER C OINS G OLD C OINS Silver Coins 1964 or Before... 10 S TERLING S ILVER Tea Sets, Bowls, Jewelry, Antique Wanted Engagement Rings Buying Diamonds 1/4 CT TO 20 CT D IAMONDS W ANTED We Buy All Resaleable Jewelry B UYING A NYTHING P LATINUM 000APR5 Representing Ocala area residents for over 39 years The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements Before you decide, ask us to send free written information about our qualifications and experience. 237-9225 W.E. BISHO P J R. Attorney At Law Admitted to the Florida Bar in 1965 ESTATE PLANNING WILLS TRUSTS and PROBATE REAL ESTATE CORPORATIONS 7743 S.W. S.R. 200 Next to the Mulch & Stone Emporium 000AOW7 Time Round 2 nd Across from Jasmine Plaza located in Neighborhood Retail 7256 SW 62nd Ave. Suite 4 352-433-8378 000APCA 2nd Time Around Furniture & Home Decor Consignment Wise Way Auto Sales, Inc. 9045 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala, FL 352-861-9473 For all your transportation needs, the only way, the Wise Way! Specializing in the like new cars without the hassles of a new car dealer! 000AP2M FRIENDSHIP CENTER 8441 SW SR 200, #113 Ocala, FL 34481 (352) 237-4635 Fax: (352) 861-4646 CHELSEA SQUARE 3233 E. Silver Springs Blvd. Ocala, FL 34470 (352) 694-5003 Fax: (352) 694-6003 dB Hearing Solutions Hearing Solutions Darryl Pennington Board Certified Owner/Operator 000AOVG 000APC1 The Dressing Room #1 Resale of Ladies Fine Apparel, Formal Wear, Bridal Wear, and Jewelry Dressing Room Across from Jasmine Plaza located in Neighborhood Retail The 352-237-5478 7256 SW 62nd Ave. Suite 3 000AP4Z Senior Living where... Our Family is Committed to Yours. Assisted Living Memory Care 9070 SW 80th Ave., Ocala, FL 34481 (352) 861-4444 ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY #9441 Magic Touch Salon 352-854-2111 Full Service Salon Walk-ins Always Welcome Located in the Friendship Center 000AP2Q 000AP2T Willits Financial Services, Inc. Phone: 352-368-7739 Cell: 352-275-6583 000AOV6 Your Full Service Jeweler HRS: M-F 9-5 SAT 9-1 Fine Jewelry Fast Repairs Patricia & Richard Laugen Gemologist AJP Goldsmith Friendship Center 8441 SW SR 200 Ste 101 237-2240 C USTOM D ESIGNS R EPAIRS W ATCH & C LOCK R EPAIRS A PPRAISALS N EXT T O F RIENDSHIP B ARBERS G e m G a l l e r i a J e w e l e r s Gem Galleria Jewelers B U Y I N G G O L D B U Y I N G G O L D BUYING GOLD F.W.H. & Associates A Contracted General Agency INDIVIDUALS & FAMILY PERSONAL INSURANCE Health Insurance for All Ages Disability Income Insurance Dental Insurance Life Insurance Group Insurance Seniors 854-2100 7651 SW Hwy 200 Ste 108 Circle Square Plaza Ocala 000APT3 BlueCross BlueShield of Florida An Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association For a quote visit us at: thefloridahealthinsuranceexchange.com 000AOU9 CARDS AND GIFTS Every Card 50% Off Every Day Best Selection of Greeting Cards in Marion County P OST O FFICE F LORIDA L OTTERY F AX C OPIES S TORE 352-854-1970 F AX 352-854-6186 8449 SW SR 200 S UITE 135 Unique & Unusual Gifts from: Sarahs Angel Willow Tree Jim Shore NOA Precious Moments Rhythm Clocks Snowbabies Annaleece 000APB6 L OCAL S H O P L OCAL S HO L OCAL D INE L OCAL L OCAL B E L OCAL Support Your Neighborhood Businesses www.westmba.com

PAGE 28

OATH OF OFFICE By Michael PalmerM ichael Palmer has made a name for himself with medical mystery novels. In this his 17th, the action ends up not in the OR or even in a hospital but rather in a popular diner where something on the menu is driving some people berserk. The book opens with a bang. Dr. John Meacham is muttering to himself about the possible consequences of yelling at an obese patient, Roberta Jennings, for not following her diet. He says, I cant believe this has happened again. I just blew up at one of my patients. The last time, when I screamed at Calvin Summers for continuing to smoke despite a massive heart attack, my medical license was suspended for six months and I had to go away for treatment. Realizing that hes been overheard by many in the waiting room he starts repeating No witnesses as he embarks on a shooting rampage that kills patients and staff before turning the gun on himself. Meacham had previously lost his license to practice because of drug and alcohol addiction but his good friend and colleague, Dr. Lou Welcome, counseled him over a period of time and declared him fit to resume his medical career. Now Welcomes future is looking grim. Hes about to lose his job but determined to find answers to the baffling case. Something strange is responsible for not only Meachams maniacal outburst but also for the behavior of others hes witnessed. His investigation takes him down the path of an unspeakable conspiracy involving genetically modified corn and the White House. En route Welcome interacts with his daughter, his ex-wife, and his exs husband, all putting the dedicated doctor in a positive light. Then the story takes a bizarre turn or two. The president and his wife Darlene are not on good terms, particularly since their old friend, the secretary of agriculture, was fired for what Darlene believes was a set up that involved him with an underage prostitute. She enlists her closest friend to find out whos behind the set up and soon a Deep Throat sort enters the picture. All this makes sense of a kind but then Palmer throws a gruesome termite scene at us and I begin to throw up my hands. In short, without the hospital background, this just isnt my kind of medical mystery. And the plot is just way undercooked. BRIEFS Ocala Health System names new CEOOcala Health System, an affiliate of HCA, announces the appointment of Randall R. McVay to the position of Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. McVay has more than 26 years of health care experience at both the corporate and hospital levels. He joined Ocala in August, 2010 as Chief Financial Officer and added the interim Chief Executive Officer responsibilities in August, 2011 with the retirement of Rex Etheredge. Allen Golson had been named to the position, but died in a plane crash in January near Ocala International Airport. McVays prior experience includes serving in various corporate multi-facility financial leadership roles with LifePoint Hospitals, Inc. and Triad Hospitals, Inc. and from 1986 to 2005 was a hospital financial leader at various HCA operations. I have enjoyed working with Ocala Health for the past year and a half, said McVay. We have set in motion several key initiatives that will position us well for success in the future. Ocala Health System (OHS) encompasses Ocala Regional Medical Center, a 200-bed facility located in the heart of Ocala, and West Marion Community Hospital, a 70-bed hospital located in West Marion County. OHS has the only Commission on Cancer approved cancer center in Marion County and is directly affiliated with the Moffitt Cancer Center. INDEX Bookmark...........................28 Calendar.............................19 Cherrywood......................14 Judis Journal.....................10 Marion Landing..................4 Oak Run...............................13 OTOW...................................27 Out to Pastor........................9 Pun Alley...............................7 Spruce Creek North`.......24CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & Businesses FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2012 VOLUME 17 NUMBER 40 www.smcitizen.com BY JIM CLARK Editor The 2012 local political debate season got under way Monday night at the Tea Party Solutions meeting, as the two Republican candidates for superintendent of schools squared off. George Tomyn, executive director for school development and evaluation with the school system, and Wally Wagoner, deputy superintendent of operations, are both trying to succeed their boss, Jim Yancey, who has chosen not to run. Democrat Diana Greene, deputy superintendent of curriculum and instruction, is also in the race, but is still unopposed for the primary and, as of now, will not be on the ballot until November. The candidates actually agreed on many issues facing the school system. In their opening statements, Wagoner said, This is a very big business, albeit an educational business. Our only job is to teach and learn. The future of everyone in this room is tied to how we do our job. It is a huge bureaucracy that is very hard to change. Referring to his opponent, he stated, George feels entitled to his position, a comment that Tomyn waited until closing statements to challenge. In his opening, Tomyn emphasized his 35 years in Marion County as a teacher, assistant principal and principal before moving into the district office. Im deeply committed to our schools. I understand our business from top to bottom. I bring strong and proven leadership. People are the key ingredient to our success. After that the questioning started, at first from the moderator and then from the audience. Q What are your three primary goals? Wagoner Make sure students receive a great education, understand we have 6,000 employees, less than 3,000 in the classroom. We need to look every day at how to be more efficient. We should customize schools to fit the needs of students. Tomyn -Safe and clean schools, transparent management of resources, and every child should have a great opportunity to learn to meet our future. Q Concerning the budget, where would you cut? 28 ~ Friday, March 2, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Superintendent candidates square off George Tomyn Wally Wagoner PLEASESEEDEBATE PAGE3 PHOTO BY JIM CLARKU.S,. Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-Ocala) gestures as he speaks with the audience after Saturdays town meeting. Audience gets vocal at Stearns meeting BY JIM CLARK Editor A small but vocal crowd provided some heated exchanges at a town meeting hosted by U.S. Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-Ocala) on Saturday morning at the County Commission auditorium. It was the first of several scheduled town meetings by the congressman that day, and it wasnt the usual pro-Stearns meeting that has marked his term in office. The biggest dispute of the day involved the Obama administrations decision to force religiousbased health institutions to provide birth control coverage with their health plans for employees. Stearns is against the mandate, and he cited House plans to overturn it. Whats wrong with buying it (birth control) yourself? he asked. PLEASESEESTEARNS PAGE2 101 years old The birthday of Ann Davis was celebrated by the staff of Shear Joy on Saturday, Feb. 24. Ann was 101 years old on Monday, Feb. 27. She has a hair appointment every Saturday and has been a customer for 11 years, coming over from her home in On Top of the World. She is shown here with Colleen Peluso and Brenda Leigh Massey. brought to life by veteran presenter Karen de Vos. Karen developed a historically accurate one woman show that allows Marjorie to live on. Youll learn about his of The Yearling and find out what made her so important as an American and as a Floridian author. This event is open to the public and is free. It will be held in the Circle Square Cultural Center and begins at 1 p.m. On Friday, March 9, Visiting Scholar Dr. Vince Boudreau returns for his fifth presentation at Master the Possibilities. Vince is a professor of political science at City College in New York. He also directs the Colin Powell Center for Leadership and Service. This year his topic is An Unexpected Spring: Democracy in Myanmar (Burma). He will also discuss recent activity at the Powell Center. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet someone on the cutting edge of foreign policy. This, too, is free and open to all. For additional information, as well as registration, for these two events, go online to www.masterthepossibilities.com or call the registration line at 352-854-3699. OTOWCONTINUED FROM PAGE 27 Not my kind of medical mystery B OOK MARK P W Pat Wellington Read the classifieds Farmers Market in operationThe Circle Square Commons Farmers Market on The Town Square reopened Thursday, March 1 and will be open every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Find fresh seasonal produce, flowers, plants, fresh baked goods, candles, delicious pies and much more. Meet and shop the local crafters and artists displaying creative and unique pieces from charming tote bags and beautiful jewelry to wood working creations and framed photography. Come and watch as one of the many On Top of the World Communities talented chefs prepare delicious flavors of the season during the cooking demonstrations on the first Thursday of every month. The market is open to the public and located adjacent to On Top of the World at 8405 S.W. 80th St. For information, call 352-854-3670 or visit www.CircleSquareCommonsFarmersMarket.com. McVay No puzzles Because of a production problem, the weekly puzzles are not included in this edition. They will return next week. 000AMHM 352-347-9198 STEVE GRINDLES R ETRACTABLE G ARAGE D OOR S CREENS Operates in conjunction with your garage door. Motorized with remote control Gives privacy, heat reduction and air circulation 80% protection from UV rays Can be operated in a power failure Keeps pests & bugs out Will fit arched doorways High quality PVC screen available in 6 attractive colors. G ARAGE D OOR R EPAIR 10 Years Experience ~ Licensed and Insured www.RetractScreen.com T R A N S F O R M Y O U R G A R A G E T R A N S F O R M Y O U R G A R A G E TRANSFORM YOUR GARAGE S h a d e s o f B e a u t y Shades of Beauty 8 6 1 2 0 0 1 861-2001 Next to Scoops Little Joeys Big Lots Owner & Stylist Betty Jo Assistant Janice Master Barbers Kathy & Larry Stylists Ginger, Dianne, Patty, Debra & Deana COME BY AND CHECK OUT OUR MONTHLY SPECIALS! 10% OFF ANY SERVICE by Patty, Dianne & Deana $ 5 00 OFF PEDICURES EXPIRES 3/9/12 $ 3 00 OFF SHELLAC NAILS EXPIRES 3/9/12 Manicures Spa Pedicures Shellac Nails K A R E N S N A I L S 8 1 6 2 4 5 7 KARENS NAILS 816-2457 000ANQ0 Prescription Nails Toe Nail Soak & Cut 000AQ6J R AMUNNO L AW F IRM P A Lorenzo Ramunno, Esq. Member of Florida Bar and New York Bar Wills and Estate Planning Probate Law Trusts and Trust Administration Real Estate Contracts Powers of Attorney Pre-Marital Agreements We offer free consultations for Estate Planning Serving clients in Florida for 23 years. Call to schedule an appointment. 000AMMJ 352-854-5570 www.flprobate.net Ramunno Law Firm MAIN OFFICE OFF HWY. 200 Jasmine Professional Park 7500 SW 61st Ave., #100 Ocala, FL 34476 THE ONLY FACTORY CLUB CAR AUTHORIZED DEALER SERVING YOU IN S.W. MARION COUNTY Friendship Center Golf Cars 8441 S.W. Hwy. 200, Suite 121, Ocala, FL 34481 352-854-2060 Mon.-Sat. 8:30am 5:00pm AUTHORIZED DEALER T605 6 V olt $ 583 00 Prices Include Sales Tax & EPA, Plus At-Home Installation T875, 8 V olt $ 673 00 T1275, 12 V olt $ 683 00 Ask about our full line of Utility & Rough Terrain Vehicles SALES, SERVICE & ACCESSORIES P2000, 6 Volt $ 530 00 2011 Club Car Precedent Demo WITH FACTORY WARRANTY INCLUDES: Your Choice of New Factory Colors Deluxe Light Package Hinged Windshield Rear View Mirror Highest Speed Setting: 19.2 MPH Pin Stripe and Your Name at No Charge Sunbrella Curtains with Zippers & Snaps Sunbrella Fold Out Club Cover or Full Back Curtains Was $ 6,999 00 Total Cost $ 5,999 00 $ 1000 OFF Any Precedent Demo MUST REDEEM COUPON TO RECEIVE DISCOUNT NO HIDDEN COSTS FREE DELIVERY T105, 6 Volt $ 643 00 PRICES GOOD WHILE QUANTITY LASTS INCLUDES TAX



PAGE 1

OATH OF OFFICE By Michael PalmerMichael Palmer has made a name for himself with medical mystery novels. In this his 17th, the action ends up not in the OR or even in a hospital but rather in a popular diner where something on the menu is driving some people berserk. The book opens with a bang. Dr. John Meacham is muttering to himself about the possible consequences of yelling at an obese patient, Roberta Jennings, for not following her diet. He says, I cant believe this has happened again. I just blew up at one of my patients. The last time, when I screamed at Calvin Summers for continuing to smoke despite a massive heart attack, my medical license was suspended for six months and I had to go away for treatment. Realizing that hes been overheard by many in the waiting room he starts repeating No witnesses as he embarks on a shooting rampage that kills patients and staff before turning the gun on himself. Meacham had previously lost his license to practice because of drug and alcohol addiction but his good friend and colleague, Dr. Lou Welcome, counseled him over a period of time and declared him fit to resume his medical career. Now Welcomes future is looking grim. Hes about to lose his job but determined to find answers to the baffling case. Something strange is responsible for not only Meachams maniacal outburst but also for the behavior of others hes witnessed. His investigation takes him down the path of an unspeakable conspiracy involving genetically modified corn and the White House. En route Welcome interacts with his daughter, his ex-wife, and his exs husband, all putting the dedicated doctor in a positive light. Then the story takes a bizarre turn or two. The president and his wife Darlene are not on good terms, particularly since their old friend, the secretary of agriculture, was fired for what Darlene believes was a set up that involved him with an underage prostitute. She enlists her closest friend to find out whos behind the set up and soon a Deep Throat sort enters the picture. All this makes sense of a kind but then Palmer throws a gruesome termite scene at us and I begin to throw up my hands. In short, without the hospital background, this just isnt my kind of medical mystery. And the plot is just way undercooked. BRIEFS Ocala Health System names new CEOOcala Health System, an affiliate of HCA, announces the appointment of Randall R. McVay to the position of Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. McVay has more than 26 years of health care experience at both the corporate and hospital levels. He joined Ocala in August, 2010 as Chief Financial Officer and added the interim Chief Executive Officer responsibilities in August, 2011 with the retirement of Rex Etheredge. Allen Golson had been named to the position, but died in a plane crash in January near Ocala International Airport. McVays prior experience includes serving in various corporate multi-facility financial leadership roles with LifePoint Hospitals, Inc. and Triad Hospitals, Inc. and from 1986 to 2005 was a hospital financial leader at various HCA operations. I have enjoyed working with Ocala Health for the past year and a half, said McVay. We have set in motion several key initiatives that will position us well for success in the future. Ocala Health System (OHS) encompasses Ocala Regional Medical Center, a 200-bed facility located in the heart of Ocala, and West Marion Community Hospital, a 70-bed hospital located in West Marion County. OHS has the only Commission on Cancer approved cancer center in Marion County and is directly affiliated with the Moffitt Cancer Center. INDEX Bookmark...........................28 Calendar.............................19 Cherrywood......................14 Judis Journal.....................10 Marion Landing..................4 Oak Run...............................13 OTOW...................................27 Out to Pastor........................9 Pun Alley...............................7 Spruce Creek North`.......24CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & BusinessesFRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2012 VOLUME 17 NUMBER 40 www.smcitizen.com BY JIM CLARK EditorThe 2012 local political debate season got under way Monday night at the Tea Party Solutions meeting, as the two Republican candidates for superintendent of schools squared off. George Tomyn, executive director for school development and evaluation with the school system, and Wally Wagoner, deputy superintendent of operations, are both trying to succeed their boss, Jim Yancey, who has chosen not to run. Democrat Diana Greene, deputy superintendent of curriculum and instruction, is also in the race, but is still unopposed for the primary and, as of now, will not be on the ballot until November. The candidates actually agreed on many issues facing the school system. In their opening statements, Wagoner said, This is a very big business, albeit an educational business. Our only job is to teach and learn. The future of everyone in this room is tied to how we do our job. It is a huge bureaucracy that is very hard to change. Referring to his opponent, he stated, George feels entitled to his position, a comment that Tomyn waited until closing statements to challenge. In his opening, Tomyn emphasized his 35 years in Marion County as a teacher, assistant principal and principal before moving into the district office. Im deeply committed to our schools. I understand our business from top to bottom. I bring strong and proven leadership. People are the key ingredient to our success. After that the questioning started, at first from the moderator and then from the audience. Q What are your three primary goals? Wagoner Make sure students receive a great education, understand we have 6,000 employees, less than 3,000 in the classroom. We need to look every day at how to be more efficient. We should customize schools to fit the needs of students. Tomyn -Safe and clean schools, transparent management of resources, and every child should have a great opportunity to learn to meet our future. Q Concerning the budget, where would you cut?28~ Friday, March 2, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Superintendent candidates square off George Tomyn Wally Wagoner PLEASESEEDEBATE PAGE3 PHOTO BY JIM CLARKU.S,. Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-Ocala) gestures as he speaks with the audience after Saturdays town meeting. Audience gets vocal at Stearns meeting BY JIM CLARK EditorA small but vocal crowd provided some heated exchanges at a town meeting hosted by U.S. Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-Ocala) on Saturday morning at the County Commission auditorium. It was the first of several scheduled town meetings by the congressman that day, and it wasnt the usual pro-Stearns meeting that has marked his term in office. The biggest dispute of the day involved the Obama administrations decision to force religiousbased health institutions to provide birth control coverage with their health plans for employees. Stearns is against the mandate, and he cited House plans to overturn it. Whats wrong with buying it (birth control) yourself? he asked. PLEASESEESTEARNS, PAGE2 101 years oldThe birthday of Ann Davis was celebrated by the staff of Shear Joy on Saturday, Feb. 24. Ann was 101 years old on Monday, Feb. 27. She has a hair appointment every Saturday and has been a customer for 11 years, coming over from her home in On Top of the World. She is shown here with Colleen Peluso and Brenda Leigh Massey. brought to life by veteran presenter Karen de Vos. Karen developed a historically accurate one woman show that allows Marjorie to live on. Youll learn about his of The Yearling and find out what made her so important as an American and as a Floridian author. This event is open to the public and is free. It will be held in the Circle Square Cultural Center and begins at 1 p.m. On Friday, March 9, Visiting Scholar Dr. Vince Boudreau returns for his fifth presentation at Master the Possibilities. Vince is a professor of political science at City College in New York. He also directs the Colin Powell Center for Leadership and Service. This year his topic is An Unexpected Spring: Democracy in Myanmar (Burma). He will also discuss recent activity at the Powell Center. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet someone on the cutting edge of foreign policy. This, too, is free and open to all. For additional information, as well as registration, for these two events, go online to www.masterthepossibilities.com or call the registration line at 352-854-3699. OTOWCONTINUED FROM PAGE 27 Not my kind of medical mystery BOOK MARK P WPat Wellington Read the classifieds Farmers Market in operationThe Circle Square Commons Farmers Market on The Town Square reopened Thursday, March 1 and will be open every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Find fresh seasonal produce, flowers, plants, fresh baked goods, candles, delicious pies and much more. Meet and shop the local crafters and artists displaying creative and unique pieces from charming tote bags and beautiful jewelry to wood working creations and framed photography. Come and watch as one of the many On Top of the World Communities talented chefs prepare delicious flavors of the season during the cooking demonstrations on the first Thursday of every month. The market is open to the public and located adjacent to On Top of the World at 8405 S.W. 80th St. For information, call 352-854-3670 or visit www.CircleSquareCommonsFarmersMarket.com. McVay No puzzlesBecause of a production problem, the weekly puzzles are not included in this edition. They will return next week. 000AMHM 352-347-9198 STEVE GRINDLES R ETRACTABLE G ARAGE D OOR S CREENS Operates in conjunction with your garage door. Motorized with remote control Gives privacy, heat reduction and air circulation 80% protection from UV rays Can be operated in a power failure Keeps pests & bugs out Will fit arched doorways High quality PVC screen available in 6 attractive colors. G ARAGE D OOR R EPAIR 10 Years Experience ~ Licensed and Insured www.RetractScreen.com TRANSFORM YOUR GARAGE TRANSFORM YOUR GARAGE TRANSFORM YOUR GARAGE Shades of Beauty Shades of Beauty 861-2001 861-2001 Next to Scoops Little Joeys Big Lots Owner & Stylist Betty Jo Assistant Janice Master Barbers Kathy & Larry Stylists Ginger, Dianne, Patty, Debra & Deana COME BY AND CHECK OUT OUR MONTHLY SPECIALS! 10% OFF ANY SERVICE by Patty, Dianne & Deana $ 5 00 OFF PEDICURES EXPIRES 3/9/12 $ 3 00 OFF SHELLAC NAILS EXPIRES 3/9/12 Manicures Spa Pedicures Shellac Nails KARENS NAILS 816-2457 KARENS NAILS 816-2457 000ANQ0 Prescription Nails Toe Nail Soak & Cut 000AQ6J R AMUNNO L AW F IRM P A Lorenzo Ramunno, Esq. Member of Florida Bar and New York Bar Wills and Estate Planning Probate Law Trusts and Trust Administration Real Estate Contracts Powers of Attorney Pre-Marital Agreements We offer free consultations for Estate Planning Serving clients in Florida for 23 years. Call to schedule an appointment. 000AMMJ 352-854-5570 www.flprobate.net Ramunno Law Firm MAIN OFFICE OFF HWY. 200 Jasmine Professional Park 7500 SW 61st Ave., #100 Ocala, FL 34476 THE ONLY FACTORY CLUB CAR AUTHORIZED DEALER SERVING YOU IN S.W. MARION COUNTY Friendship Center Golf Cars 8441 S.W. Hwy. 200, Suite 121, Ocala, FL 34481 352-854-2060 Mon.-Sat. 8:30am 5:00pm A UTHORIZED DEALER T605 6 V olt $ 583 00 Pric e s Include S ale s T ax & EP A, Plus A t -Home Ins t allation T8 7 5 8 V olt $ 67 3 00 T12 7 5 12 V olt $ 683 00 Ask about our full line o f Utilit y & R ough T err ain V ehicle s SALES, SERVICE & ACCESSORIES P2 000 6 V olt $ 530 00 2011 Club Car Precedent Demo WITH F ACTORY W ARRANTY INCLUDES: Your Choice of New Factory Colors Deluxe Light Package Hinged Windshield Rear View Mirror Highest Speed Setting: 19.2 MPH Pin Stripe and Your Name at No Charge Sunbrella Curtains with Zippers & Snaps Sunbrella Fold Out Club Cover or Full Back Curtains Was $ 6,999 00 Total Cost $ 5,999 00 $ 1000 OFF Any Precedent Demo MUST REDEEM COUPON TO RECEIVE DISCOUNT NO HIDDEN COSTS FREE DELIVERY T105 6 V olt $ 643 00 PRICES GOOD WHILE QUANTITY LASTS INCLUDES T AX

PAGE 2

That set off some of the people in the audience. One woman said she has taken birth control pills since she was 12 and they were used to treat hormonal imbalance. She said the plan to negate the rule makes me upset. One woman from the back argued that the religious institutions shouldnt be required to provide something their religion is against, and another near the front turned and yelled, Why, so women can have babies for you to take care of? Another remark from the audience drew a reaction when one man said that President Obama should be impeached. He indicated belief that the president wasnt born in America, among other things. Those documents have all been released, said one woman. Stearns was also criticized by someone who attacked his vote against a trail out West to honor the Buffalo soldiers. He defended his vote because he said the trail, about 200 miles long, was not practical. Would you walk the 200 miles? Stearns asked. There was also what could have been a controversial remark by Stearns, although it was not meant in the way that some people might believe. He was talking about the budget, and was discussing how common folks had to live within their means, using generalized names to refer to family members. However, in making a point as he made up names, he used the name Uncle Tom. That brought a small reaction from some in the audience, but Stearns went right on and appeared not to notice. In fact, Stearns spent a lot of time criticizing the lack of action of moving toward a balanced budget. There doesnt seem to be any attempt to balance the budget. He said he had voted against establishing the super committee to come up with solutions, and defended his vote based on the outcome. They couldnt agree on anything. It was a farce. He spent a lot of time on the Solyndra investigation, a company that received millions in subsidies even though it never made a profit. The company filed for bankruptcy in September. He has issued a subpoena to the administration to investigate Solyndra. Its the first Congressional subpoena since Watergate, he said. Stearns also criticized the decision to subsidize the Chevy Volt, an energy-alternative vehicle. He asked for a show of hands on how many people drove a Chevy Volt, and no one responded. Its not selling. Its a disaster, Stearns commented. He asked why American taxpayers were subsidizing things that they wont buy. Stearns criticized the Department of Energy. Before Jimmy Carter, we didnt even have one. Every one of you would like to have their jobs. He was asked about what could be done to help the housing market. We should allow short sales. He said that banks must be forced to accept short sales. At the end, Stearns praised the audience for coming out early on a cold Saturday morning. A passionate town meeting is a plus. Friday, March 2, 2012 ~ 27 www.smcitizen.com 2 ~ Friday, March 2, 2012 www.smcitizen.com STEARNSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 BY ELOISE HOLLYFIELD ejh2025@gmail.comMaster the Possibilities is hosting an exhibition of the OTOW Art Groups work in the lobby area near Classrooms #5 and #6 and in Sids Caf and Deli during the month of March. The Group is excited and proud to be doing this. Members invite you to drop by to view this exhibit when you come to class or have breakfast or lunch at Sids or are just in the area. The artists work in the following mediums: watercolor; pastel; oil; acrylic; tempura; pen and ink; and mixed media. Many paintings will be for sale if you contact the artist privately. The Group is hosting an Open House on Saturday, March 3 from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Art Room in the Craft Building at 9125 S.W. 98th St., so that you may have the opportunity to see the artists at work and ask questions of them. Coffee, tea, and snacks will be supplied. For further information, contact Anne at 352-732-0706.Travel ToppersTravel Toppers members wish to point out that their trips are for residents of the On Top of the World Communities and their guests only. A few seats remain available for the following trips: Tampa Bay Downs, Saturday, April 7 (contact Pat Hood at 237-8533) and In the Mood, Wednesday, April 18 (contact Kathy Person at 873-2929). Reservations are being taken for a 13day Alaska Tour and Cruise Aug. 31-Sept. 12. The cruise is on the Island Princess, with land lodging at Princess Lodges. The five-day land tour is to Fairbanks, Denali Part, Mount McKinley, and Anchorage. There is also a seven-day cruise from Whittaker to Vancouver, B.C., and includes these visits: Hubbard Glacier; Glacier Bay National Park; Skagway; Juneau; and Ketchikan. Cruise/land rates include transfer to the Orlando Airport and airfare; there is an additional cost for insurance. A deposit of 20 percent of the cruise/land fare is due at the time reservations made. For full information and rates for all cabin classes, call Inge Gaitch at 352-237-7428 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. only, Monday-Friday.OTOW SoftballThe Great Clips team is beginning to make its move to stay on top and have now pulled away from the Dr. Dunn team by four games, which is beginning to falter as the team lost the last two games. The Dr. Dunn team is in jeopardy of going further down as Florida Eye has crept within one game of the second place team and have shown some power hitting as of late. Amazingly enough, the Cebert Wealth team, despite all of its injuries, has managed to win some games and are now in fourth place. How long that will last is anyones guess, as they are only one game ahead of the Tee Pee Tire team and its young players from Stone Creek Still struggling is the Wise Way team, which at times shows signs of improving with wins over the stronger teams. The team has improved with an addition to their infield at third base, but the injuries have burdened them throughout the year. Perhaps the warmer weather will help to jump start some of the teams. TEAMWONLOST Great Clips-Angelo228 Dr. Dunn-Marty 1812 Florida Eye-Roger1713 Cebert Wealth-Bill1218 Tee Pee Tire-Ke1119 Wiseway-Jimmy 921Master the PossibilitiesMaster the Possibilities will continue its ninth year of the Visiting Scholars program next week. On Thursday, March 8, you can meet our Pulitzer Prize-winning neighbor Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Art, travel sports and lectures OTOW HAPPENINGS PLEASESEEOTOW PAGE28 VFW Post 4781 happeningsFish fry on second and fourth Fridays of every month, served from 4 to 6 p.m. Wings and shrimp boats on the first, third and fourth Friday of Friday of every month, served from 4 to 6 p.m. Bingo is played every Monday and Thursday with early bird games starting at 11:30. Lunch is available to bingo players and is also served in the Canteen. Lunches are available until 1:30 p.m. V-burgers with beer specials is on the last Tuesday of every month, served from 4 to 6 p.m. Surf and turf is held the last Saturday of every month, served from 4 to 6 p.m. Bar bingo is held in the Canteen every Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. Food is available. March 13 Ladies Auxiliary Dinner is served from 4:30 to 6:30. Please call or drop by to reserve your tickets. March 17 St. Patricks dinner, will be served from 4:30 to 6:30. Please stop by the Canteen to pick up your tickets. Get your tickets early as they sell out fast. Karaoke in the Canteen every Friday and Saturday starting at 7 p.m. Call 352-873-4781 who is scheduled for the month. To participate in Canteen activities you must be a member or a signed in guest. 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 000AOTB YOURS TRULY CARDS & GIFTS 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 Fine Jewelry, Watches, Giftware & Repairs Custom Designs and Redesigns Appraisals Gem Identifications Buy Old Gold Estate Jewelry 000AKR4 Gem Galleria Jewelers for life s special moments Y es we do... www .gemgalleriajewelers.com 8441 SW SR 200 Ste 101 HOURS: M-F 9-5 SA T 9-1 GOLF CART ACCESSIBLE 237-2240 P A T & RICH LAUGEN Gemologist, AJP Goldsmith 6333 SW SR200 854-6622 6333 SW SR200 854-6622 B ETWEEN Q UEEN OF P EACE C HURCH AND F LOWERS B AKER Y B ETWEEN Q UEEN OF P EACE C HURCH AND F LOWERS B AKER Y Buying All Rolex W atches Bring All W ristwatches For Our Of fer B UYING R OLEX AND W RISTW A TCHES 18K Pr esidential Submariner T wo-T one Daytona Old Rolexes Mens & Ladies 000AP4Y B UYING S CRAP G OLD Any Item Any Condition S IL VER C OINS G OLD C OINS Silver Coins 1964 or Before... 10 S TERLING S IL VER T ea Sets, Bowls, Jewelry Antique W anted Engagement Rings Buying Diamonds 1/4 CT TO 20 CT D IAMONDS W ANTED W e Buy All Resaleable Jewelry B UYING A NYTHING P LA TINUM 000APR5 Repr esenting Ocala ar ea r esidents for over 39 years The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements Before you decide, ask us to send free written information about our qualifications and experience. 237-9225 W .E. BISHO P J R. Attorney At Law Admitted to the Florida Bar in 1965 EST A TE PLANNING WILLS TRUSTS and PROBATE REAL ESTATE CORPORATIONS 7743 S.W. S.R. 200 Next to the Mulch & Stone Emporium 000AOW7 Time R ound 2 nd Across from Jasmine Plaza located in Neighborhood Retail 7256 SW 62nd A ve. Suite 4 352-433-8378 000APCA 2nd T ime Around Furniture & Home Decor Consignment W ise W ay A uto Sales Inc 9 0 45 S W Hwy 200, Ocala, F L 352-861-9473 For all your transportation needs, the only way, the Wise Way! Specializing in the like new cars without the hassles of a new car dealer! 000AP2M FRIENDSHIP CENTER 8441 SW SR 200, #1 13 Ocala, FL 34481 (352) 237-4635 Fax: (352) 861-4646 CHELSEA SQUARE 3233 E. Silver Springs Blvd. Ocala, FL 34470 (352) 694-5003 Fax: (352) 694-6003 dB Hearing Solutions Hearing Solutions Darryl Pennington Board Certified Owner/Operator 000AOVG 000APC1 The Dressing Room #1 R esale of Ladies Fine Apparel, Formal W ear Bridal W ear and Jewelry Dr essing Room Across from Jasmine Plaza located in Neighborhood Retail The 352-237-5478 7256 SW 62nd A ve. Suite 3 000AP4Z Senior Living where... Our Family is Committed to Y o urs. Assisted Living Memory Car e 9070 SW 80th A ve., Ocala, FL 34481 (352) 861-4444 ASSISTED LIVING F ACILITY #9441 Magic T ouch Salon 352-854-2111 Full Service Salon W a lk-ins Always W elcome Located in the Friendship Center 000AP2Q 000AP2T W illits Financial Services, Inc. Phone: 352-368-7739 Cell: 352-275-6583 000AOV6 Y our Full Service Jeweler HRS: M-F 9-5 SAT 9-1 Fine Jewelry Fast Repairs Patricia & Richard Laugen Gemologist AJP Goldsmith Friendship Center 8441 SW SR 200 Ste 101 237-2240 C USTOM D ESIGNS R EP AIRS W A TCH & C LOCK R EP AIRS A PPRAISALS N EXT T O F RIENDSHIP B ARBERS G e m G a l l e r i a J e w e l e r s Gem Gal leria Jewelers BUYING GOLD BUYING GOLD BUYING GOLD F W .H. & Associa tes A Contracted General Agency INDIVIDUALS & F AMIL Y PERSONAL INSURANCE Health Insurance for All Ages Disability Income Insurance Dental Insurance Life Insurance Group Insurance Seniors 854-2100 7651 SW Hwy 200 Ste 108 Circle Square Plaza Ocala 000APT3 BlueCr oss BlueShield of F lorida An Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association For a quote visit us at: thefloridahealthinsuranceexchange.com 000AOU9 CARDS AND GIFTS Ever y Car d 50% Of f Ever y Day Best Selection of Greeting Cards in Marion County P OST O FFICE F LORIDA L OTTER Y F AX C OPIES S TO R E 352-854-1970 F AX 352-854-6186 8449 SW SR 200 S UITE 135 Unique & Unusual Gifts from: Sarah s Angel W illow T r ee Jim Shor e NOA Pr ecious Moments Rhythm Clocks Snowbabies Annaleece 000APB6 L OCAL S H O P L OCAL S HO L OCAL D INE L OCAL L OCAL B E L OCAL Support Y our Neighborhood Businesses www .westmba.com

PAGE 3

corned beef and ham sandwiches plus some side fixings, and, as always, dessert and a beverage. Tickets were sold Feb. 29 and March 1. Cost is $8 per person. Time is 6 p.m. and music by George. Looking on to April there will be a dance on the 21st, $5 at the door. Then on April 29 (Sunday afternoon), there will be an Ice Cream Social, $3 per person. Entertainment by the Songbirds will be provided. Time is 2:30 p.m. If you like meeting new friends and neighbors please try to attend these functions that the social committee works so hard to put on.Pancake time again!The March pancake breakfast is Saturday the 31st. Mark your calendar so you can enjoy seeing your friends and meeting some new ones, $3 each for pancakes, French toast sausages, juice, coffee or tea. See you there and like most of the activities in Spruce Creek North, the pancake breakfast is open to all communities that would like to attend.Community Garage salesBarb Turner reports that the SCN community garage sales are scheduled for the end of May or first part of June. Residents it is time to gather all those goodies that you no longer need or want. Watch for exact days and times.Walking or riding at nightMake sure when you are walking or riding early in the morning or at night that you carry a flashlight or reflectors, plus lights on your bike as the drivers cannot see you, You do not want to be a fatality.Hearing SeminarDont forget to sign up at the SCN clubhouse for March 21. DB Hearing will hold their seminar at 4 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Newest technology in hearing aids will be discussed. Hope you plan to attend.Thank You BettyMy many thanks go to Betty Testa for her thoughtfulness. One classy lady!Oak Run Elephant SaleOn Feb. 4, Oak Run hosted another great White Elephant sale. It started at 10 a.m. and the place was packed with people looking for bargains and there were plenty of them. Hubby Jim and I always make sure to attend these sales (usually twice a year). Good clean items and very friendly people. The food was excellent as usual. If you ever get a chance to go to these sales please go, you wont be disappointed.Get well, get well!Many get well wishes go to Jan Holloway and to Sadie Horton who will be 100 years old in May. We wish them a quick recovery.Good-bye to Wilma All her neighbors and friends had to say good-bye to Wilma Barchey as she moved back to Pennsylvania. Wilma was born and married in Pennsylvania She and her hubby Blair retired to SCN over 24 years ago. They were active in many things in SCN for many years. Sadly Blair passed away 2004. Life was not easy for Wilma but she kept herself occupied in many activities like Mah Jongg, Bingo, Euchre and many others. Many neighbors took her out to dinners, lunches etc. to say their good-byes. We all wish her happiness back in the state she was born.Happy 60th anniversaryThe 23rd of this month my husband Jim and I will celebrate our 60th wedding anniversary. Thank you Jim for 60 wonderful years! Hope to have a few (thousand) more!Jan Liberio resides in Spruce Creek North with her hubby Jim.Friday, March 2, 2012 ~ 3 www.smcitizen.com 26 ~ Friday, March 2, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Tomyn We have discussed the need to have privatization of custodial services to privatization of transportation. We have to look at what were offering. Were teaching our students for jobs that do not exist yet. Wagoner Under my leadership we have privatization custodial and privatization of transportation. Anything tied to our core business, we need to see if someone can do it better. Q What about the proposal to go to a four-day week? Tomyn Lets hope we dont go to it. It was deemed by the state that we could not save money (state paying only four days of transportation). Its certainly not worth the disruption. Wagoner Its not a very good idea. Q How do you stand on vouchers? Wagoner I dont mind competition. We should design our schools so parents are clawing to get back in. Having a choice is OK. Tomyn Our school systems have evolved a great deal. Schools of choice are already here. Charter schools have to have the same accountability. For vouchers, I want to be very cautious. Students and teachers must be held to the same standards. Q Do you favor elected or appointed superintendent? Tomyn I believe in the power of democracy. An elected superintendent is the only thing I am familiar with. Twice the voters have declined to make it appointed. If the school board puts it on the ballot, I can argue for that if thats the direction the board wants to go. Wagoner Its a decision you all should make at the polls. Q How do you face the challenge of unfunded mandates? Wagoner The problem is Tallahassee is full of lobbyists who are still very powerful. We have to find ways to be successful under present conditions. T I agree. Were obligated to follow the rules and regulations the state gives us. Q Schools now provide various meals. How do you feel about that? Tomyn We do have a very sophisticated approval process. We want to help those who are needy. We can do a good job of verifying. Wagoner I really cant punish a child for the behavior of the parents. Its an interesting issue. Food service operates like a business, with profit and loss statements. Q What about studying the founding fathers and the Constitution? Wagoner I think we do a good job in that area, we bring a veteran into the classroom. All too often were just tested in reading, math, science. Tomyn We do teach American history, founding fathers and the Constitution. Geography, civics and history in the middle schools, in the high schools American history, world history and American Government. Q I filled in at a classroom last December, and the 11th graders didnt know about Pearl Harbor. Tomyn I know it is part of the curriculum. Wagoner Im shocked. Q Teachers cant teach when you have lack of discipline. Tomyn We have no place in our schools (for those students), they need to be moved or even expelled. Wagoner I cant make parents be parents. We have a strong code of student conduct. Its more of an issue on the bus then in the classroom. If you fight on the bus, you shouldnt ride the rest of the year. Q About public comments at board meetings not being shown on TV. Wagoner Thats a decision the board makes. Im open to have public comment on TV. Tomyn The public should have an opportunity to speak at the appropriate time. Q Why a black history month? Why not just teach about blacks as part of all American history. Tomyn -We do teach all history. All of our schools have done something (for black history month). Wagoner We teach American history. Q We spend beyond six figures on public information. What do you think of having a spokesman? Wagoner As far as PR is concerned, we need to look at how were doing that. Tomyn The public information officer is important. Hes also now managing the TV operation. Q What about complying with the class size amendment? Tomyn Well keep our class sizes to the required number. We cant afford the penalty. Wagoner Smaller is not necessarily better when you have a great teacher. Q What about coaches and administrative supplements? Tomyn These are some of the greatest dropout programs. Wagoner -Theyre really as important as curriculum. We can still offer those programs with resources if we allocate correctly. (Both candidates said they didnt care about the superintendent supplement, although the superintendent salary is set by the state). FINAL REMARKS Tomyn -I enjoy listening. It helps me formulate ideas. I do not feel entitled, but qualified. Wagoner I understand it is a serious business. Nothing is more important than a great education. The system is broken and we need to change that. DEBATECONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Marions Most Wanted Tanisha Dennard, 29, felony bench warrant for failure to appear arraignment count 1 driving while license revoked as habitual offender. Allen Dones, 35, felony violation of probation grand theft 300 L/5,000. Robert Murillo, 45, felony bench warrant for failure to appear drug court count 1 dealing in stolen property; felony bench warrant for failure to appear drug court count 1 possession of cocaine Cecelia Rebstock, 48, felony violation of probation forgery/uttering, grand theft 300 L/5,000. Charles Washington, 28, felony bench warrant for failure to appear status conference count 1 drive while license revoked as habitual offender; count 2 dui impairment or dubal 15 or above; count 3 leave scene of crash property damage only. Curtis Williams, 26, felony warrant count 1 witness intimidation (3rd fel); count 2 battery. SCNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 24 000AOEZ 8602 SW Highway 200, Next to Little Joeys in Big Lots Shopping Center Ocala, FL 34481 www.drcoinshop.com drcoinshop@gmail.com STORE HOURS: MON.-FRI. 10AM-6PM, SAT. & SUN. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY We Are Always Buying: Selling: American Eagles (Gold & Silver) Bullion Maple Leafs (Gold & Silver) Philharmonics (Gold & Silver) Numismatic Coins Coin Supplies Chinese Pandas (Gold & Silver) CALL US TODAY! 352-817-6564 FREE Appraisals In-Store or In-Home Unwanted Broken Jewelry Sterling Silver Jewelry Sterling Silver Flatware Silver Dollars Pre-1964 90% U.S. Coins Gold Coins (All Types U.S. & Foreign) All Types Silver & Gold Rounds & Bars NGC/PCGS Graded Coins American Eagles 000AAVY IRELANDS NO. 1 BALLAD GROUP 8 Gold Albums! ALL THE HITS RARE OULD TIMES FERRYMAN FLIGHT OF EARLS PUNCH & JUDY MAN RIGHT ALL RIGHT DUBLIN IN MY TEARS MOLLY MALONE RAISE THE ROOF CRAIC AND THE PORTER BLACK appearing at Saturday, March 10, 2012 2 PM Show Curtis Peterson Auditorium All Seats Reserved $20 Tickets available at the American Irish Club, Rt 490, Lecanto Starting January 30th (Directly across from St. Scholastica Church & Pope John Paul II Catholic School) Monday-Saturday 10 AM to 2 PM For Information Call Carol At 352-341-3603 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 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 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 W a r Reenactment pr esents Jasmine Plaza 352-401-0001 Jasmine Plaza 352-401-0001 6160 SW SR 200 Unit 104 Ocala, Florida 34476 6160 SW SR 200 Unit 104 Ocala, Florida 34476 STORE HOURS: TUES.-FRI. 10-5 SAT. 10-2 STORE HOURS: TUES.-FRI. 10-5 SAT. 10-2 Readers Choice Winner Jewelry Store 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 www.jandjjewelersocala.com Affordable New & Estate Jewelry 000AMMD All repairs done on premises. All repairs done on premises. All repairs done on premises. B ATTERIES $ 8 00 + tax 000AQ6E Millennium Hair Salon Open Monday thru Saturday Walk-Ins Welcome 11100 SW 93rd, Ct, Rd., Next to I HOP on 200 352-237-3676 NOW A CERTIFIED GOLDWELL COLOR SALON Color, Cut $ 45 95 With coupon. Expires 3/8/12 With coupon. Expires 3/8/12 Perm, Cut $ 42 95 Shampoo, Haircut $ 13 95 With coupon. Expires 3/8/12 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 advertisement 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 000ANGE 000AHPD CCC1327264 HI2378 WELL KEEP YOU SHELTERED FROM THE STORM! rjroofinginc@yahoo.com Authorized Installer Citrus County 352-726-7006 Marion County 352-622-7006 FAX 352-726-7031 Toll Free 888-726-7006 FREE 32 FLAT SCREEN T V with any re roof or metal roof Expires 3/31/12 INC Commercial Residential

PAGE 4

Marion Landing will be holding a Craft Fair on Saturday, March 31, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Lifestyle Center will be set up with wall-towall crafters selling a variety of handcrafted items including jewelry, handbags, shell art, macram plant hangers, mosaic wall hangings, floral arrangements, quilts, paintings, beautiful lighted wine bottles and glass blocks, photography, assorted Christmas items, and much more. Refreshments will be available and will include coffee, tea and donuts in the morning and hot dogs, chips and beverages for lunch, proceeds of which benefit the communitys Sunshine fund. We hope everyone can come down on Saturday, March 31, and join us. Its fun to see all the different projects, and we appreciate the communitys support of our local crafters, said Merry Anne Krell, Craft Fair chairperson. This event is free and open to the public. Registration for Senior Games due todayRegistration for the Marion Landing Senior Games is due today. 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 to the Activities Office by 2 p.m. today. 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. Sunshine fundraiser tickets Tickets are going fast for Sunshines St. Patricks Games Party on Wednesday, March 14, at the Lifestyle Center. Tickets are $6 each, and the last day to purchase them is Tuesday, March 6, at the Social. 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 12:00 lunch of Reubens, chips and pickles, lemonade, coffee and cake; and the games will begin at 1 p.m. 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. They will be on display at the Tuesday Social. Tickets for the Chinese auction are $1 each or 5 for $3 and can be purchased either at the Social or the day of the Games Party. Get ready for an afternoon of fun, but get your tickets soon as seating is limited.Landing Lites pops 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 ofFriday, March 2, 2012 ~ 25 www.smcitizen.com 4~ Friday, March 2, 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 Add Up TheSA VINGSwith a Name Address City State Zip Phone 10 W ords $8.20 Per W eek 44 For Each Additional W ord Pricing Includes Online All Ads Must B e Prepaid All Credit Card s Accepted1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11 12. 13. 14. 15. 10 WORDS $8.20 + 44 A WORD (Includes Online) = TOT AL 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 Call T oll Fr ee1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIED AD SMC_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_1 1 T odays Ne w Ads AFFORDABLE MOV ING & Lawncare LLC Across town or across the U.S.A. No job to BIG or SMALL we do it all.FLA T RA TE PRICES FL#IM1978 352-870-1394 AFFORDABLEMOVINGUSA.COM Announcements NOVENA TO ST. CLAIREAsk St. Claire for 3 favors: 1 business, 2 impossible personal. Say 9 Hall Marys for 9 days with a lighted candle. Pray whether you beilve or not. Publish it on the 9th day. 9 Days -May the Sacred heart of Jesus be praised, adored, glorified and loved today and everyday throughout the world forever and ever. Amen Your request will be granted not matter how impssible it may seem. BJF ST JUDE NOVENA may the sacred heart of Jesus be adored, glorified, loved and preserved throughout the world now and forever. Sacred Heart of Jesus pray for us. St. Jude worker of miracles pray for us. St. Jude Help of the Hopeless pray for us. Say this prayer nine times per day by the eighth day your prayers will be answered. It has never been known to fail. Publication must be promised. Thank You St. Jude for all prayers answered.MR M edical Dental Assistant30 hours a week Certified and Experience, Coleman Area 1-800-469-4467 Simply advertise in the Classifieds and get results quickly!How T o Make Y our Car Disappear ... CALL TOLL FREE1-8 7 7-6 7 6-1 40 3www .smcitizen.com Prof essional EXECUTIVE DIRECTORUnited W ay 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 W ay of Citrus County Providing innovative and strategic leadership while working with the Boar d of Directors to achieve community impact. W orks 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 W ay of Citrus County1205 NE 5th Street, Suite A Crystal River, FL 34429 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 General Help CUSTOMER RELATIONS*Call Now!* Looking to fill immediate positions. Training, 401(k), medical. No exp. necessary. $550-$800 a week. Call Karen 352-436-4460 Immediate OpeningRecycling Center/Recovered Material Processing Plant now looking for Manager. Must have experience in Management/Sales /Scheduling out bound loads/Multiple Computer programs. Must have a clean Drivers License. Top Pay for the right person. Apply in person @ 711 S. Adolph Pt, Lecanto, Fl. Bring r esume 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 Auctions 2 AUCTIONS THURS. Mar ch 1, 3PM Outside Auction Loads of fr esh Estate fur n., household, tools, dolls, toys, r ow after r ow of adventur ous tr easur es still unloading. COME & sneak a peak A T Antique! SUN. Mar ch 4 Antique & Collectible Prev 10AM Auction 1PM Primitives, signed glass, instruments incl. dulcimers, Longaberger picnic, advertising, coins, jewelry, vint/coll toys, ++ SEE the web DudleysAuction.com 4000 S. Fla. Ave. (US 41-S) Inverness (352) 637-9588 AB1667-AU2246 12% BP-2% ca.disc Furniture White wicker desk and chair $25. (352) 509-4733 Gara ge/ Y ard Sales MAJESTIC OAKSSW 89th Str eet Satur day Mar ch 3, 8am-12Noon TREASURES GALORE!!! General A-1 BUYER!Old Costume Jewelry, Items of Value, Antiques, Fishing Mens Watches, Guns352-344-3809 Sporting Goods CLUB CAR GOLF CAR T W/CANOPY AND SIDE CUR T AINSEXCELLENT CONDITION $1000 FIRM (352) 873-0005 W anted to Buy Ca$h for Old Stuf fJewelry, Military, Knives, Toys, Tools, Magazines, Coins & Iron SkilletsCall for Info(352) 237-2478 or (352) 682-6003 I W ANT TO BUY Y our CAR, TRUCK, SUV R V BOA T, Imports or Any Model, Any Condition, No Titlle OK. Paying up to $20,000 or Mor e. (813) 458-0584 W ANT TO BUY HOUSE or MOBILE Any Ar ea Condition or Situation. Call (352) 726-9369 M obile Homes In P ark 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 Sale or Rent LECANTO 55+ FOR RENT OR SALE 1/1, Furnished $525. 2/2, Furnished $550. 352-287-9175, 746-1189 Rent: Houses Unfurnished 55+ SPRUCE CREEK NORTH2 Bd/2Ba/2 car gar excel. cond. screen lanai Immed. occupancy $650 mo. Includes ammenities (352) 266-0516. Just call and see how easy it is to make money with the classifieds. A NY IT EM PRICEDUNDER $1 00M A XIMUM 10 W ORDS RUNS F OR 2 WEEKSFREE TOLL FREE1-8 7 7-6 7 6-1 4 0 3 Real Es t ate F or Sale PUBLISHERS NOTICE:All real est ate advertising in this newsp aper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limit ation or discrimination based on race, color religion, sex, handicap, familial st atus or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limit ation or discrimination. Familial st atus includes children under the age of 18 living with p arent s or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newsp aper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real est ate which is in violation of the law Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newsp aper are available on an equal opportunity basis. T o complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing imp aired is 1-800-927-9275. LET US WORKFOR YOU!C A LL TOLL FREE1-8 7 7-6 7 6-1 4 0 3SOU TH MARIONCITIZENCL A SSIFIEDSGET RESUL T S! Dunnellon 10 ACRES w/2 Housesone block, one doublewide. $175K 352-854-5564 352-465-2159 Marion Count y Homes For Sale By Owner Retirement Community Home 2/2 Italian tile floors Carpet in bedrooms + den, stainless steel appliances, fans, enclosed lanai, overside garage, landscaped, (352) 291-2795 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 Cla ssic V ehicles AUTO SW AP/ Corral CAR SHOW Sumter County Fairgrounds SUMTER SW AP MEETS MARCH 4th, 2012 1-800-438-8559 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 Handyman StevesHandymanService(352) 854-4927000ANGJ Home/Office Cleaning Let Me Do The Dirty W ork 4 U House Cleaning LOURIE JACKSON (352)433-5292 (352)245-3001lourieann1973 @gmail.comReferences A vail. M o ving/ Hauling AFFORDABLE MOV ING & Lawncare LLC Across town or across the U.S.A. No job to BIG or SMALL we do it all.FLA T RA TE PRICES FL#IM1978 352-870-1394 AFFORDABLEMOVINGUSA.COM Pressure Cleaning Lees Pr essur e W ashing Quality work at low prices! 352-489-6786 LET USWORK FORYOU!CA L L TOLL FREE1-8 7 7-6 7 6-1 4 0 3Sout h Marion Ci t izenClassif ieds Ge t R esult s! Read the classifieds Cr af t F air Mar ch 31 a t Lif est yle C en t er MARION LANDING D BDiane Bress Marion Landing resident and Landing Lites accompanist Joann Shaw donated four military flags to the Westport Army JROTC Flag and Spin Team in memory of her recently-deceased husband, Cpl. John W. Shaw, U.S. Army 1951-1953 (pictured above). The Flag and Spin Team is part of the Landing Lites Pops Concert which will be held on Saturday, March 10, at 7 p.m. in the Lifestyle Center. PLEASESEELANDING, PAGE6 Next time you see Eve, thank her for all she does and give her a Cherrywood hug. She sure deserves it. Saint Pattys Day at CherrywoodOn March 17, put on your Kelly Green attire and join your friends and neighbors for a night of celebration. St. Patricks Day is when everyone becomes Irish for a day to enjoy the myths and merriment of Celtic culture. Tickets are available from Geri for this night of music and entertainment by Rich Becotte and others. Bring your liquid refreshment of choice and come join the Colleens and Harps (Irish for Gals and Guys) for an evening of fun and dance. Only $3 admission per person provides party goers with music; finger foods, and coffee or lemonade. Vets Breakfast:Did you know that S.O.S. is not just a distress call? It is also the abbreviation for a military breakfast dish. You can learn all about and taste this delicious breakfast meal on Saturday, March 31, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Veterans Club breakfast. Also included are scrambled eggs, sausage, juice, fruit and juice, plus coffee and tea of course. The breakfast coincides with the first Fun in the Sun Games sponsored by the Social Committee, which starts at 1 p.m. on the same date. Breakfast is only $3.50 and proceeds go to sponsor the many worthwhile Veterans Club charities. Make a date to get your tickets early because this event is always a sell out. See Geri or contact Bill Mahar for tickets.From your reporter If you have an idea for a story; an opinion about this column or a question, please feel free to e-mail urperssec@yahoo.com. Your comments are always welcome. CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 18 Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com John M. Boyett, Jr Financial Advisor Free Investment Reviews 352-237-2008 800-757-3129 8441 SW Hwy 200, Ste. 1 19 Ocala Fl 34481 www .edwardjones.com Member SIP C 000AO92 000AP9W SOD 85 7-0461 000AMVU Airport T r ansportation Service to all Florida airports and seaports Door to door service On your schedule 24/7 OCALA SMART TRANSPORTATION 352-6 15-0399 www .ocala-smart-tr ansportation.com The one y ou kno w 000APB3 FA M I L Y O WNED & OPERA TED H a i r & N a i l s Hair & Nails H a i r & N a i l s Hair & Nails C ALL 237 -7 020 FO R APPT W h e r e e v e r y s e r v i c e i s a n e x p e r i e n c e Where every service is an experience STUDIO 200 STUDIO 200 STUDIO 200 F U L L S E R V I C E S A L O N FULL SERVICE SALON Perms Coupon Expires 3/29/12 Includes Cut & Style Cannot be combined with other of fers. Must present coupon W ALK INS WEL CO ME L OC A TED IN C ANOPY O AK PL AZA CANADIAN MEDS 000AOE5 Quality Medications, Low Prices Viagra 100mg $4.00 ea. P lavix 75mg 100 ct $77.00 Nexium 40mg 100 ct. $88.00 Boniva 3 pills $69.00 WE SHIP ANYWHERE IN THE U.S.A. Call for a FREE quote today 7380 SW 60th A ve., Ste #1, Ocala 237-0021 Locally Owned and Operated NEW CUSTOMERS PRESENT THIS AD AND GET $10 OFF! On RX Drugs Repr esenting Ocala ar ea r e sidents for over 39 years The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements Before you decide, ask us to send free written information about our qualifications and experience. 237-9225 W .E. BISHO P J R. Attorney At Law Admitted to the Florida Bar in 1965 EST A TE PLANNING WILLS TRUSTS and PROBA TE REAL EST A TE CORPORA TIONS 7743 S.W S.R. 200 Next to the Mulch & Stone Emporium 000AM19 000AORQ

PAGE 5

Friday, March 2, 2012 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 24~ Friday, March 2, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Spruce Creek Norths Social Committee is the heart of the community. Cindy Hutchins has been president of this committee for more than seven years and a member for more than 15 years. She is responsible for organizing all the events that go on all year long. (Not an easy job!) Her helpers include Fern Eberly, secretary, plus member for 23 years. Treasurer is Joan Laliberty, a 17-year member. Vice president is Cindy Congdon, more than 10year member. Her other valued members are Dot Whiting, a 23-year member, Jack Lepper, also a 23-year member, Audrey Martin has served 15 years, Doris Scheitlin 10 years, Joan McCarthy 10 years, Jean Opferkuch more than 20 years, Joyce Svilokos more than 10 years. Ann Brennan is a new member. Lori Littleton has helped for many years making the posters for the different events plus has helped out in different areas when she is able. The committee meets the first Tuesday of each month (except for election month) at 1 p.m. This is a very hard-working dedicated group as you can see by the years they have served.Valentine dance and partyThe SCN Valentine Dance was held on Feb. 18 with more than 40 people attending. A three-piece band performed for the residents dancing pleasures. Desserts and coffee were served. Coming up on March 10 will be a St. Patricks celebration with dancing plus Social Committee is heart of community SPRUCECREEK NORTH J LJan Liberio Standing, from left, Jack Lepper, Audrey Martin, Ann Brennan, Joan Mc Carthy, Doris Scheitlin and Dot Whiting; seated, Cindy Hutchins, and Joan Laliberty. Unavailable for photo were Jean Opferkuch, Joyce Svilokos, Fern Eberly, Lori Littleton and Cindy Congdon. PLEASESEESCN, PAGE26 Ken Halderman (352) 237-4488 10641 SW 80th Ave., Ocala Open Houses Sun. & Mon. 12:00 2:00 Ask for Ken A S K A B O U T N O M O N E Y D O W N V A O R F H A F I N A N C I N G Heritage Realty 000APHU Homes are selling! Now is the time to list! 2/2/1 home with carport, newer carpet in house. Has inside laundry located in a gated 55+ community. Furniture and appliances are included. Will make a great retirement home in a very active community. Dont wait, this will go fast. MLS #356004 $53,900 2/2/1 and half garage, laminate floor and tile in baths and kitchen. E xcellent condition, screen/vinyl patio, fresh paint nice landscaped, furniture is offered with full price. L ocated in gated 55+ community, great place to retire, many activities for the residents. MLS #357164 P rice $56,000 2/2/1 Royal model, carpet and tile on floor inside laundry and a built-in pantry, very clean and ready to move in. Located in a gated 55+ community home. Has a 32x9 screen vinyl room to enjoy the backyard. House backs to woods. Will make a great retirement home. MLS #357661 $66,500. HOMES A RE SELLING F A S T. M AKE SURE Y OU LIS T. 2/2 frame and vinyl siding home has newer roof and air, home has fresh coat of paint, all appliances stay. H as a screen and vinyl lanai, chain link fence, inside laundry, located in a gated 55+ community. MLS #363315 $59,000 2/2/2 Cocos model with screen enclosed room overlooking yard which backs up to Oak Run. Home is in movein condition with nice carpet & vinyl floor covering inside laundry and large two car garage with opener. All appliances stay. Located in a gated 55+ community. Great winter home with parking for R/V for residents. MLS #340810 $79,900 Outstanding 3/2/2 Spinosa Model home, features split bedroom plan, family room and formal dining room. Tile and laminated floors, carpet in dining room and bedrooms, in side laundry front loading washer and dryer, large kitchen, three door refrigerator. Located in a gated 55+ community. Beautiful land scaping has great curb appeal. MLS#366076 $84,900 PENDING 2/1/1 home carpet and tile on floor 12/9. L anai on rear of house, has newer roof, air. V ery nice maintained home, located in a gated 55+ community. G reat home for a winter home or year around retirement home. P alm C ay has a heated pool. MLS 368856 $41,900 2/2/1 home in great condition. T ile in dining area, kitchen and baths, laminated in bedrooms and living room, inside laundry. N ewer roof, oversized garage. L ocated in a gated 55+ community. MLS 367677 $61,500 2/2/1 R oyal model home, large kitchen inside laundry. B ath rooms have been upgraded, new paint, screen lanai. N ewer air located in gated 55+community. MLS #364155 $59,900 Beautiful 2/2/1 custom built home. E njoy a lar ge F lorida 14/19 with custom windows kitchen, bath rooms have been updated. H ome is on a corner lot located in a gated 55+ community P alm C ay has a heated pool for the residents. H ome is of fered com pletely furnished. N ewer roof and air MLS 368961 $89,900 PENDING 000AI0K Quality Furniture Decor Items Collectibles Estate Liquidation We Also Buy Pick-Up & Delivery Available Renaissance Room Monday Saturday 9:30 6:00 7380 SW 60th Ave. Airport Road Directly Behind Jasmine Plaza Est. 1993 A CONSIGNMENT SHOP 854-7022 New Merchandise Arriving Daily At 000AOSX W i s d o Family Medicine Wi s d o is W elcoming NEW P A TIENTS! (352) 622-9007 Call T oday For Appointment Pro viding Comprehensive Healthcare F or The Entire F amily Monda y F rida y 8 A M 5 P M Christine A. K ogo y P .A.-C 21 18 SW 20th PL Suite 102, Ocala 34471 (Off of SW 19th A ve. Rd.) BCBS, Blue Options, Cigna, United Health Car e, Aetna, T ricar e, Medicar e and most insurances accepted/billed. Dr James John Wisdo, D .O www .wisdofamilymedicine.com 000AOKN 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. $4,59515 to choose from 000APFH8810 SW SR 200 Suite 107, Kingsland Plaza Across from Pine Run352-291-7626 Mon. Fri. 9am-5pm, Sat. 9am 2pm Thank Y ou for your business, we strive to make our customers satisfied.Same Day Service Guaranteed 6-V T605only$539 8-V T875only$639 12-V T1275only$639 HOME OF THE GREA T DEALS Free Pick-upwithin 10 milesRemanufactured Warranty2009 Club Car Precedent2012 Club Car $5,295fromCarts from $1,89510% Discount to V eterans labor & parts 6-V P2000only$475 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 000AOWB 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 3/9/12 FREE TIRE ROTATION With Oil Change Up to 5 qts. oil. 5W20, 5W30 or 15W40 $ 21 95 $ 10 00 OFF Shims & Parts Extra Call for appointment Must present coupon. Offer good at St. Rd. 200 location only. Not valid w/any other offer. Expires 3/9/12 We know tires Dare to compare 4 Wheel Alignment 000AON3 873-6100 Royal Palms Plaza 854-8787 Oak Run REAL EST A TE CORP Community Resales Dec c See each MLS # at www .DeccaR ealEstate.com ***OAK RUN BIG OPEN HOUSE SUNDA Y MAR. 4 1-3 P .M.*** Get MAPS to ALL 23 Homes at the 3 Gates & Sales Of fice 8026 SW 1 15th Loop 2/2/2, 1225 sq. ft. CBS Sausalito W oodside Lou Serago 804-0159 $70,000 MLS#366979 $87,500 MLS#364012 7908 SW 1 15th Loop 1/2/1+Den, 1068 sq. ft. CBS Sausalito The Preserve John Kapioski 208-1635 $89,900 MLS#354793 1 1460 SW 85th Court 2/2/2, 1528 sq. ft. Frame Expanded Newport NBD 7 Jim Petticrew 216-5852 8094 SW 108th Loop 3/2/2, 2002 sq. ft., frame St. Augustine NBD 10 JaeDen T eam JaeAnn 615-8794 Dennis 615-8731 7417 SW 1 15th Pl. 3/2/2, 1471 sq. ft. CBS Saratoga Hillside Charlie T akesian 352-207-9588 1 1299 SW 78th Circle 2/2/2, w/Den, 1543 sq. ft. CBS Montclair Timbergate John Kapioski 208-1635 11638 SW 70th Court 3/2/2, 1597 sq. ft. CBS Doral Great Room Golfview Lois Lane 789-4516 10958 SW. 69th Cir. 3/2/2, 1769 sq. ft. CBS Martinque Crescent Oaks Pat McCullough 299-6688 $63,500 MLS#363596 81 10 SW 108th Pl. Road 2/2/1.5, 992 sq. ft. Frame Exp. Savannah NBD 5 Jerry Brooks 274-0930 8445 SW 109th Street 2/1/1, 912 sq. ft. Frame Yo r k NBD 3 Jerry Brooks 274-0930 $49,500 MLS#363958 $59,950 MLS#360032 10966 SW 86th T errace 2/2/1, 1 100 sq. ft. Frame Dogwood NBD 2 Barbara Cernera 812-0626 $69,900 MLS#363838 10897 SW 80th Court 2/2/1, 1224 sq. ft. Frame Charleston NBD 5 Lou Serago 804-0159 6709 SW 112th Street 2/2/1.5, 1083 sq. ft. CBS Dover Fairway Oaks Peggy Simpson 208-6554 7887 SW 115th Loop 3/2/2, 1495 sq. ft. CBS Chesapeake The Preserve John Kapioski 208-1635 10925 SW 69th Circle 2/2/1.5, 1262 sq. ft. CBS Key West Crescent Oaks Louise Pace 361-4312 7953 SW 1 15th Loop 3/2/2, 1589 sq. ft. CBS Biscayne V illa The Preserves Pat Stimmel 895-5160 1 1218 SW 73rd Circle 2/2/2+Den, 1362 sq. ft. CBS T urnberry The Fountains John Kapioski 208-1635 1 1398 SW 69th Circle 2/2/2, 1245 sq. ft. CBS Greenbrier Baytree Greens Patty Dougherty 502-3096 1 1476 SW 78th Circle 2/2/2, 1300 sq. ft. CBS Nantucket T imbergate Louise Pace 361-4312 HOMES ARE ARRANGED B Y PRICE FROM (1) L OWEST TO (28) HIGHEST T he number in the left hand corner of the picture shows the homes location on the map given out at Oak Run Security gates. F or More Information, Call Our Offices A t 352-854-8787 Or 352-873-6100 10982 SW 69th Circle 3/2/2, 1755 sq. ft. CBS Y orkshire Crescent Oaks Barbara Cernera 812-0626 1 1613 SW 69th Circle 3/2/2, 2127 sq. ft. CBS Expanded Monaco Baytree Greens Patty Dougherty 502-3096 $188,900 MLS#368580 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 #11 #12 #13 #14 #15 #16 #17 #18 #20 $99,000 MLS#357134 $110,500 MLS#338487 $99,999 MLS#364038 $115,300 MLS#364021 $119,900 MLS#366333 $124,900 MLS#368269 $125,000 MLS#368925 $126,500 MLS#368167 $129,000 MLS#364776 $132,00 MLS#365944 $134,000 MLS#354740 $139,000 MLS#368940 #19 $144,900 MLS#367334 1 1725 SW 72nd Circle 2/2/2 w/Den, 1787 sq. ft. CBS T ahiti Laurel Oaks Lois Lane 789-4516 $195,000 MLS#365067 7094 SW 106th Place 3/2/2, 1915 sq. ft. CBS Tuscany Model Homes Eagles Point Jim Petticrew 216-5852 11103 SW 73rd Terr. 3/2/2, 2017 sq. ft. CBS Monaco The Fountains Charlie Takesian 207-9588 1 1209 SW 71st T err 3/2/2, 2122 sq. ft. CBS Monaco Linkside Lou Serago 804-0159 $209,900 MLS#369691 10638 SW 71st Circle 3/2.5/2, 1965 sq. ft. CBS Tuscany Expanded Eagles Point Lou Serago 804-0159 1 1625 SW 72nd Circle 3/2/2, 2301 sq. ft. CBS Palm Beach Laurel Oaks Patty Dougherty 502-3096 $239,900 MLS#349737 1 1724 SW 72nd Circle 3/2/2, 2073 sq. ft. CBS Monaco w/pool, 2 Fireplaces Laurel Oaks JaeDen T eam JaeAnn 615-8794 Dennis 615-8731 #21 #22 #23 $199,000 MLS#362115 #24 $199,900 MLS#368659 #25 #26 $219,750 MLS#368386 #27 #28 $249,900 MLS#366535 SALE PENDING SALE PENDING SALE PENDING #1

PAGE 6

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.Federal retirees to gatherThe National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Chapter 2279 of Ocala, and their spouses, will meet at the Olive Garden Restaurant, March 8, at 1 p.m. A meeting will follow the lunch. Any members in the area are welcomed. Saturday, March 10 Health, Wellness Expo setThe 2012 Health and Wellness Expo sponsored by the Ocala Marion County Chamber of Commerce will be Saturday, March 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Paddock Mall. For more information on the registration process, booth pricing, and sponsorship opportunities for the Expo call 352-629-8051, ext. 106.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.Methodist Men serve breakfastThe Methodist Men will serve their famous and delicious all-can-you-eat breakfast on Saturday, March 10 from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. A complete menu with a wide variety of breakfast fare is offered for $5. The Methodist Women will conduct a bake sale and the Stitch Sisters Craft Sale during the breakfast hours. Ocala West United Methodist Church 9330 S.W. 105th St., Ocala Look for the signs.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.Friday, March 2, 2012 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com 6 ~ Friday, March 2, 2012 www.smcitizen.com 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. (ret.) Harry Good. The Flag and Spin Team recently accepted a donation from our own Joann Shaw of four military flags: Navy, Marine, Coast Guard and Air Force, which will complete the Teams set of military flags. She did this in memory of her recently-deceased husband, John Shaw, an Army veteran. Tickets for the concert are $5 and are on sale at Tuesday Socials and in the Activities Office during ticket sale hours.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 will address all your questions. Please reserve your seat by purchasing a refundable $1 ticket at the Tuesday Socials or in the Activities Office during regular ticket sale hours. Super BingoThe next Super Bingo game will be held on Sunday, March 11, in the Lifestyle Center for Marion Landing residents only. Doors will open at 1 p.m. and the game will begin promptly at 2 p.m. Coffee will be available. So join us, and bring a friend (other residents and guests per our rules and regulations).KaraokeAre you interested in Karaoke? Join the Jersey Cowboy, John Winn, on Wednesday, March 7, in the Lifestyle Center. He will bring the Karaoke equipment and music, you supply your voice and desire to have fun. Hope to see you there. Any questions, call the Activities Office.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 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 Sleuths Mystery Theater where you become the detective and help solve the crime. You might even be chosen for a cameo role. The cost is $69 and includes bus, all tax and gratuities, plated lunch of honey glazed Cornish hen, four cheese lasagna with or without meatballs, or prime rib (for an additional $3.20). Join the group to see how good of a detective you make in solving this mystery. For more information, please see the flyer posted on the Travel Board.Diane Bress is Marion Landings Activities Director and an employee of Leland Management, Inc. LANDINGCONTINUED FROM PAGE 4 Marion Landing residents Chuck and Sue Kiger display their crystal collection in the community display case. The Kigers mined the Arkansas Quartz crystals themselves in 2010 and 2011 in the Quachita mountains of Central Arkansas. PHOTO BY DIANE BRESS PHOTO BY DIANE BRESSMarion Landing resident and certified AARP driver safety program instructor Warren Smith fields questions from a group of residents during the recent refresher course held in the Lifestyle Center. Keep your eye on The Communicator for future classes. 0009P1R 000AFBH 000AFBH 000AOXE CELEBRATE YOUR SMILE IN 2012 Let us give you the smile you have always wanted. Dr. Reynaldo Gonzalez and Dr. Mundi Buechele 7621 SW HWY. 200, JUST WEST OF THE NEW LOWES (352) 401-0707 Complete Denture and Cosmetic Procedures GOLF SHOESTORENARROW THRU X-WIDEOrthotic 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 000AO9Q 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 E X P E R I E N C E F A S T E R R E C O V E R Y T I M E S E X P E R I E N C E F A S T E R R E C O V E R Y T I M E S E XPERIENCE F ASTER R ECOVERY T IMES in a warm and friendly environment in a warm and friendly environment in a warm and friendly environment 2700 S.W 34th Street, Ocala, FL 34474 352.854.6262 www .cypresshealthcare.net STOP BY FOR A TOUR! P a l m G a r d e n o f O c a l a i s M a r i o n C o u n t y s P a l m G a r d e n o f O c a l a i s M a r i o n C o u n t y s Palm Garden of Ocala is Marion Countys most award-winning facility! most award-winning facility! most award-winning facility! JOINT REPLACEMENT THERAPY JOINT REPLACEMENT THERAPY JOINT REPLACEMENT THERAPY CARDIAC/STROKE REHAB CARDIAC/STROKE REHAB CARDIAC/STROKE REHAB IV THERAPY IV THERAPY IV THERAPY PAIN MANAGEMENT PAIN MANAGEMENT PAIN MANAGEMENT POST-SURGICAL POST-SURGICAL POST-SURGICAL WOUND CARE WOUND CARE WOUND CARE 0008P4V

PAGE 7

Friday, March 2, 2012 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 22~ Friday, March 2, 2012 www.smcitizen.com The Iditarod Sled Dog Race starts tomorrow. It takes mushers from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska. Nearly 1,000 whining, drooling dogs are a part of the opening ceremony; somewhat like the Miss Universe Pageant. For the first time in its history mushers were tested for alcohol and drugs. Officials say no one has been disqualified for performance enhancers, although three mushers have tested positive for Alpo. The rewards are incredible. The winning musher gets thousands of dollars in endorsements. The winning huskies each get a biscuit. After Lance Mackey won his third straight Iditarod race he said, Theres no place like Nome. I assume one of his sled dogs is named Toto.A real dogGary decided to breed a superior sled dog for the Iditarod sled dog race, but he couldnt stay in Alaska so he hired an immigrant from Siberia even though the Russian was very thin and malnourished. Gary put him in charge of the breeding program with financial resources to match. But the Russian used the money to live a life of luxury. In fact he gained a lot of weight while Gary was away. The breeding program went nowhere. When Gary checked back, he found that, while he hadnt created the perfect sled dog, he had created a Siberian husky.Travel ordealsTraveling in Alaska in the middle of winter can be dangerous. A government warning states that anyone traveling should take a shovel, blankets, sleeping bag, extra clothing including a scarf, hat, and gloves, 24 hour supply of food & drink, deicer, rock salt, flashlight with spare batteries, safety triangle, tow rope, full gas can, first aid kit, and jumper leads. Joe looked a little stupid on the bus in the morning.MushEskimo Lover: What would you say if I told you I had come a hundred miles through ice and snow with my dog team, just to tell you I love you? Eskimo Sweetie: Id say that was a lot of mush. The sled dog never barks. He is a male mute. A dog is longer in the morning than in the evening because hes let out in the morning and taken in at night. A dog that sniffs out new flowers on the tundra is known as a bud hound. A man entered a bank with a rather large dog on a leash. He asked if it was OK to bring his pet into the building. The teller answered, Yes, providing he doesnt make a deposit. Life is like a dogsled team. If you arent the lead dog, the scenery never changes. My dog is dumb. I bought a dog whistle but he wont use it. When the hunter saw the polar bear eat his sled dog he said, Well, doggone. The fireman who owned a dog kept putting him out. A cowboy was walking down the street with his new pet dachshund. A passerby asked him why a cowboy would own that kind of dog. The cowboy answered, Well, somebody told me to get a long little doggie.More mushWhen the Alaskan owners of sled dog teams got to arguing endlessly about whether or not their huskies would run faster if given periodic snacks during their runs, instead of just one big meal a day, it was just a case of mush ado about noshing.EyefulRuth had worked late and her Labrador was so overjoyed to see her arrive home that he jumped up just as she leaned down. Their heads collided and Ruth developed an impressive shiner that evening. The next day at work a coworker looked at her black eye and exclaimed, Wow, what happened to you? The dog did it, Ruth wearily replied. The co-worker said, You must own a boxer.RetrieverA wife said to her husband one morning, Weve got such a clever dog. He brings in the daily newspapers every morning. Her husband replied, Well, lots of dogs can do that. The wife responded, But weve never subscribed to any.TimelyA girl was visiting her friend who had acquired two new dogs and asked the dogs names. The friend said that one was named Rolex and one was named Timex. The girl said, Whoever heard of someone naming dogs like that? Hellooooo, she answered, Theyre watch dogs.Dick and his wife Jane live in Oak Run. Mush! Alaskan dog sled race starts Saturday PUN ALLEY D FDick Frank 00075X7 Clip and Save Clip and Save Clip and Save Clip and Save Grandfather Clock 352-873-7587 GRANDFATHER CLOCK REPAIR Service and repairs 43 years full time experience Specializing in floor clocks. In Florida Jan., Feb., Mar., April (In Pennsylvania the other months) 000AI41 000AQ6R Mane Event Hair Salon A Full Service Hair Salon 854-5969 8720 S.W. State Road 200 #1 Dillen Plaza MASSAGE BY APPOINTMENT $ 60 Foil Highlight Special With Sara Tues. Thru Sat. N o combo offers, long hair extra. E xpires 3/31/12 000ANPT 7763 SW Hwy. 200 (2 miles west) 352-854-5654 S IT-N-PRETTY Pet Grooming NEW LOCATION \10 % FULL GROOM SPECIAL Nail Trim $ 5.00 Cash Only NEW CUSTOMERS ONLY 000AQ3J SPACIOUS, 2/2/1.5 villa w/ F l room under heat & air, covered patio, splitbedroom plan & more. C onveniently located near Health & Rec Ctr. w/swimming, tennis, fitness ctr. & golfing. MLS#357240/DP/DUNN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $55,900 8950-B SW 97TH STREET DIRECTIONS: Hwy. 200 To OTOW Entrance, T/R @ 89th Court Road, T/L @ 97th Street, Home Immediately On L. J o h n & B r e n d a H a y n e s 2 3 7 4 3 4 3 o r 8 9 5 3 0 2 7 00091SZ EACH OFFICE IS INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED Proud To Be Your Neighborhood Realtor O P E N 7 D A Y S 0009B5C 000AONV Margaret Orlando 237-4343 M a r y e l l e n C o t t e n 2 6 6 4 8 4 9 D a w n & B o b P e r i n c h i e f 5 7 2 6 1 1 9 B i l l A k e r 2 9 9 4 5 7 1 J i m M c I n t y r e 3 6 2 0 7 8 8 L y n n e K a m p f 2 0 9 8 9 1 4 S t e v e R u d m i n a s 8 7 5 8 3 1 0 L o r i K o v a l e n k o 5 0 2 0 6 0 2 ERA BIG SUN REALTY ERA BIG SUN REALTY bigsunrealty.com see our website for virtual tours 7454 SW SR 200 OCALA, FLORIDA 34476 1800-229-2943 ~ Toll-Free, (352) 237-4343 LOCATED ACROSS FROM HWY. 200 LOWES PLEASE PRESENT THIS AD T O GUARD A T GA TE OPEN HOUSE 8710-B SW 96 STREET For more information, go to www .bigsunrealty .com, click on Open Houses PLEASE PRESENT THIS AD TO GUARD AT GATE OPEN HOUSE 8950-B SW 97TH STREET For more information, go to www.bigsunrealty.com, click on Open Houses Conrad & Dania Melancon 208-4924 or 804-2284 AWESOME HOME SITTING ON A BEAUTIFUL TREE-LINED STREET. 2/2/2 w/family room, Florida room under H&A, large roof over patio. Tile flooring galore, newer stainless steel appliances, roof and A/C. New insulated windows. Solar tubes in kitchen & guest bath. MLS#365274/BH/AND . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $69,900 COMMERCIAL LOT ON SR 200. This lot is zone B-1 and is directly across from the new Lowes Home Center. Building has over 1100 sq. ft. of useable space and has 136 feet of frontage on SR 200. Close to new mall, residential area, restaurants, hospitals and I-75. Great Price! MLS#365058/JH/MAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $449,000 NICEST 2/2/1.5 VILLA, 1105 sq. ft. living, stand-alone home, on the market. MLS#365808/SR/MAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $67,900 PRIDE OF OWNERSHIP TRULY SHOWS IN THIS BEAUTIFUL HOME. 2/2/1.5 car garage, country style eat-in kitchen, glass lanai, new double pane windows. Take a ride around the community, in the golf cart which conveys with the home. MLS#368267/BH/GRA . . . $77,900 IMMACULATE 3/2/2, 1674 sq. ft., great landscaping, newer A/C, gas furnace, screen porch. MLS#364107/SR/NOL . . . . . . . . . . . . . $124,900 VERY NICE VILLA ON GOLF COURSE Tile in kitchen & hallway. 2 bedrooms (split plan), 2 baths & 2 car garage. Clean & well maintained. Move-in condition! MLS#366236/BA/SIM . $89,900 SPOTLESS 2/2 villa w/EXTRA long garage w/workshop. Updated kitchen, comfy family room, screened porch & more. A real MUST see! MLS#367883/DP/CRI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $41,900 8710-B SW 96 STREET DIRECTIONS: HWY. 200 OTOW Entrance, T/R @ 89th Ct. Rd., T/R @ 96th St, home on R. ON TOP OF THE WORLD OPEN SUNDAY 12:30-1:30 PM THIS CORNER LOT HOME IS A MUST SEE! 2/2/2, eat-in kitchen with numerous cabinets and counterspace. Formal dining leading to the screened lanai and open pation. Neutral colors for easy decorating. Enjoy this community center with pool and many activities. MLS#363731/LBK/MOL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $58,900 ON TOP OF THE WORLD OPEN SUNDAY 1:00-2:00 PM ON TOP OF THE WORLD SPRUCE CREEK NOR TH ON TOP OF THE WORLD ON TOP OF THE WORLD ON TOP OF THE WORLD SR 200 ON TOP OF THE WORLD ON TOP OF THE WORLD ELEGANT 3/3/2 2321 sq. ft. in Oak Run, parquet and tile floors throughout, on a cul-de-sac. Large L shaped enclosed and tiled lanai overlooking a quiet view of the woods. MLS#341586/SR/GIL . . $195,900 7437 SW 110 PLACE DIRECTIONS: From Main Entrance Oak Run T/L @ 73rd T err (Entrance T o The Fountains), Ahead T ill It Ends Then T/L @ 73rd Cir T o Cul-De-Sac (110th Pl), House Is On Right. (7437) PLEASE PRESENT THIS AD T O GUARD A T GA TE OPEN HOUSE 8885-C SW 95 STREET For more information, go to www .bigsunrealty .com, click on Open Houses PLEASE PRESENT THIS AD T O GUARD A T GA TE OPEN HOUSE 7437 SW 1 10 PLACE For more information, go to www .bigsunrealty .com, click on Open Houses NEA T & CLEAN One-owner 2/2/1 villa with Fl room & eat-in kitchen. Updated roof, appliances AND heat/AC all at an EXCELLENT price in this 55+ comm. w/TONS of recreational facilities and opportunities. R etirement at its best! MLS#368674/DP/FOL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $29,000 8885-C SW 95 STREET DIRECTIONS: HWY 200 OTOW Entrance, T/R @ 85th T er T/L @ 95th St, home on R. ON TOP OF THE WORLD OPEN SUNDAY 2:00-3:00 PM OAK RUN O PEN SUNDA Y 1:00-3:00 PM VER Y NICE END UNIT 2/2/2 VILLA. Newer A/C, roof, appliances and solar hot water system. Large kitchen with numerous cabinets, pantry closet and center island overlooking family room, plus a glass enclosed Florida room. This home offers plenty of space. MLS#363018/LBK/MAN . . . . . . . . . $51,900 COMMERCIAL 861-Wise (9473) 9045 SW HWY 200, Ocala, FL 34481 000AP7T Wise W ay Auto Sales V isit Our W ebsite at: www .wisewayautoinc.com FA M I L Y OWNED & OPERA TED OVER 50 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE The W ise family would like to thank our neighbors and loyal customers for 13 years patronage and support. As we celebrate this anniversary, we would like to invite those who havent experienced the W ise W ay of doing business to come see why buying a new car never makes sense! For all your transportation needs, the only way THE WISE WAY! 352-861-9473 R elax W ise W ay V ehicles are Guaranteed by CarFax Clean Title History Guarantee STORE HOURS: Mon.-Sat. 9am-5pm SER VICE HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 8am-5pm Closed Sat. & Sun. W est Marion Countys Largest Selection Of Certified Pre-Owned Cars, T rucks, Suvs L ike New! Experience a Whole New W ay t o Buy a V ehicle Like-New Cars Without The New Car Price Locate Program Wise W ay Can Find Any V ehicle Y oure Looking For All V ehicles Fully Ser viced & Certified With W arranty! 2 Y ears o f FREE Oil Changes a nd T ire Rotations With EVER Y V ehicle Purchase! 2011 T oyota V enza 1,000 Miles, Power Seat, Remaining Factor y W arranty . . . . SA VE BIG! 2011 Kia Soul Automatic, Power Package, Bluetooth, 3,000 Miles . . WISE W A Y $18,977 2011 Buick Lacrosse CXS A/C Heated Seats, All the T oys, T rue Luxur y Local One Owner Trade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WISE WAY $31,977 2000 Toyota Camry One Owner Local T rade, Low Miles . . . . . . . . WISE W A Y $7,977 2011 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab 2WD, Low Miles . . . . . . . . . . . WISE W A Y $25,977 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited, Leather Navigation, Back-Up Camera, Power Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WISE WAY $28,977 2009 Mercury Grand Marquis LS Leather Loaded, Only 15,000 Mi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WISE W A Y $19,577 2011 Honda CR V EX-L Leather Sunroof, Only 2,000 Miles . . . . . WISE W A Y $27,978 2012 Hyundai Elantra 4 doors, 40 MPG HWY Only 300 Miles . . . . . . . . . . . SA VE BIG! 2011 Ford Fusion SE Lots of W arranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WISE W A Y $18,977 2011 Hyundai Azera Limited Leather Sunroof, 5yr/60k miles W arranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WISE W A Y $28,977 2011 Nissan V ersa Hatchback, Automatic, A/C, 5yr/60k miles warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WISE W A Y $15,977 2011 T oyota Camr y Leather Alloy Wheels, 5 yr warranty Factor y Demo, New $27,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WISE W A Y $23,977 2012-2011 Hyundai Sonatas, Elantras, Santa Fes Several Models to Choose From! 5yr/60k Mile W arranty No Hassle of Big Dealer . . . . . . . . SA VE THOUSANDS!! 2011 Kia Forte EX 5yr/60k Mile W arranty 4 door Automatic . . . WISE W A Y $15,781 P LUS T AX T AG & D EALER F EE Anniversary Specials Anniversary Specials 1 999 20 1 2 2012 HYUNDAI SONA T A Power Seat, Alloy Wheels, 4,000 Miles $24,977 Stock #5053 2011 DODGE GRAND CARA V AN Dual Power Doors, Power Hatch, Stow n Go Seating $25,788 2011 ACURA RDX Leather Back-Up Camera, Like Brand New $30,977 2011 FORD T AURUS SEL, Leather Dual Power Seats $26,977

PAGE 8

Friday, March 2, 2012 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com Our recent column about the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 was about further intrusion of our do-goody government into schools and homes. The Act created additional funding and policy for administration of the Department of Agricultures many food services programs National School Lunch, National School Breakfast, Special Supplemental Nutrition, Child and Adult Care, and Summer Food Services. The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act was a pet project of first lady Michelle Obama, whose White House vegetable garden and war on obesity are part of her Lets Move Campaign to reverse childhood obesity. A picture we saw of a campaigns promotional presentation showed mostly kids of average weight on stage, and audiences of extra-large adults, who we assume are parents and relatives. The umbrella plan, called the Federal Task Force on Domestic Obesity, includes recommendations and discussions of prenatal care, breastfeeding, chemical exposures, empowering parents, making nutrition information useful, health care services, access to healthy and affordable food, and increasing physical activity soup to nuts and no fats. How will all that care and concern play out in schools across the nation? A recent example from a state school lunch program in North Carolina may be an instructive example. A four-year old pre-kindergarten student returned from school with her uneaten lunch in hand. Mom had packed her daughters lunch box with a turkey and cheese sandwich, a banana, potato chips, and apple juice. Mom was insulted that her daughter had been told her lunch from home was not nutritious. Mom said her daughter is a picky eater and would eat vegetables only under supervision, so she packed the daily lunch box with items she knew her daughter would eat when unsupervised at school. The on-duty government inspector had determined the girls homemade lunch didnt meet U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) nutrition guidelines. According to the Division of Child Development and Early Education of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services school lunches, including any brought from home, must include one serving of meat, one serving of milk, one serving of grain, and two servings of fruit and vegetables. When the lunchbox police determine that food from home does not meet USDA guidelines, the school must provide other or additional foods. In this case the school provided a tray which included a serving of each of the required foods. The girl told her mom she ate three chicken nuggets and dumped the rest. Adding insult to insult, the school billed the mother $1.25 for the healthy lunch, as allowed by North Carolina law. A spokesperson for the North Carolina authority over lunchebox nutritional requirements suggested the incident might have been just a mistake and the school may need technical assistance. And thats how bureaucracies grow and multiply. Administration of the Hunger-Free Kids Act and the Task Force on Domestic Obesity may blossom into federal and state bureaucracies large enough to make parenting obsolete. When it comes to nutrition nanny do-good knows best. www.smcitizen.com 8 ~ Friday, March 2, 2012 Wednesday was my cousins birthday. If you look at the calendar, youll know why that is such a big deal. Her birthday only comes once every four years. She was born on Feb. 29, I wont say what year. I can remember it being awfully hard to explain to a 5-yearold why her birthday is a date that isnt on the calendar and has to be celebrated either the day before or the day after. Thats a tough thing to deal with at an early age. Her birthday started me thinking about how many famous people were born on that date. I investigated, and this is what I found. Band leader Jimmy Dorsey. Baseball player Al Rosen of the Cleveland Indians. Burlesque star Tempest Storm. Astronaut Jack Lousma. Hockey player Henri (Pocket Rocket) Richard. Law and Order actor Dennis Farina. But the one that really intrigued me was this guy born in Germany in 1904: A dolph B laine C harles D avid E arl F rederick G erald H ubert I rvin J ohn K enneth L loyd M artin N ero O liver P aul Q uincy R andolph S herman T homas U ncas V ictor W illiam X erxes Y ancy Z eus Wolfeschlegelsteinhausenberdorft Sr., Germany; had a Christian name for every letter in the alphabet, shortened it to Mr Wolfe Plus 585 Sr. The worlds longest name officially used by a person. Next question: Why do we have a Feb. 29 anyway? Why do we have a leap year every four years? Why do we have a leap year in 2000, but not 1900 (there is no Feb. 29 in the turn of the century year unless it is divisible by 400). I guess most people know that some genius figured out that we need an extra day every four years to keep our calendar in sync with the climate. So I tried to do the math. If you take away one day every four years, that means we would lose 24 (or in some cases 25) days a century. That means that by the time we get to the year 9012, it would be hot in January and cold in July. Personally, Im not going to worry about that, but if some people want to make sure that future generations have their weather in the proper months, thats OK with me. But why give us an extra day in the winter. Why not a June 31, so we have an extra day of summer? It all goes back to the Gregorian Calendar, then the Julian Calendar under Julius Caesar. The explanation, which was based on religious reasons, is far too long to go into here, but go to Wikipedia online and you can read all about it. One more question: Why do we have our presidential elections in leap years? Wouldnt it be nice not to give them an extra day to campaign, to call us at home, to bombard us with junk mail? I cant wait for 2100, which wont have a Feb. 29 because its not divisible by 400. By then, Ill be about 157 years old. At that point, I doubt if I will care that the candidates have one less day to call me. Anyhow, back to the original premise of this column: A belated happy birthday to Jeanie, and to all the other leapers. Wednesday was your day. I hope you enjoyed it.Jim Clark is the editor of the South Marion Citizen. He can be reached at 352-854-3986 or at editor@smcitizen.com. PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOSTEDITOR: JIM CLARK Citizen The opinions expressed in South Marion Citizen editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper.Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board.Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns.Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 854-3986.All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via e-mail. Names and communities will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out.We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Not all contributions are printed.Letters longer than 550 words may be regarded as columns and printed on a space-available basis, and writers will be limited to one contribution per week. The deadline is one week prior to each Fridays issue.Send letters to: The South Marion Citizen Editor, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@smcitizen.com. The great divide in the nation was apparent in a small crowd at the County Commission auditorium last Saturday morning during a town meeting conducted by one of our local members of Congress, U.S. Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-Ocala). The small crowd was largely pro-Stearns and antiObama, but those who were in favor of the administration werent bashful about making their feelings known. That resulted in a couple of shouting incidents which were ugly at times. Its doubtful that anyones mind was changed during this meeting. There were those who defended the administration mandate forcing religious institutions to provide birth control in their health care plans for employees. There were those who were equally passionate against that decision. There were also a couple of people who brought up the possible impeachment of the president, calling on Stearns to back such a move. Evidently they were unaware that any impeachment would go to trial in the Democrat-controlled Senate, and that such a move by the Republican-controlled House would be a waste of time and money. To his credit, Stearns stayed calm throughout, trying to keep the discussions on point. Since this was a town meeting and not a political event, Stearns did not refer to his candidacy until he was asked near the end of the meeting and he explained that he was running in District 3, which would include many of the people to the north of Marion County who are already Stearns constituents in the current District 6. The crowd was a microcosm of what is going on in the country today. People cant agree on politics, wont compromise (one person said, compromise is not a dirty word), and try to out-shout their opponents instead of having a rational dialogue. These same people complain loud and long about Congress not being able to come to an agreement, but they show why in their behavior at town meetings such as this. How can we expect our leaders to compromise when those of us at the local level cant do the same? Being civil starts at the local level. Some of the people who attended the town meeting Saturday seem to know that. Others, however, didnt. We can only hope that someday theyll learn. S UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Cant we all just get along? Happy birthday to leap year cousin Jim Flynn Columnist LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Birth and growth of national lunchbox authority More, Pg. 10 Jim Clark Editor READER OPINIONS INVITED Read the classifieds PanhandlersI dont know about the rest of you but I am sick and tired of driving home from work day after day and seeing the same panhandlers camped out on the median at State Road 200 and Southwest 60th Avenue (Airport Road). In a town this large there have to be plenty of places you can go to if your need help getting back on your feet. Of course they probably expect you to make a genuine effort to find a job and take responsibility for yourself and your family. Why would you do that when you can stand on the median day after day and pocket the cash tax free? My husband and I both work hard every day and pay our taxes like every good citizen should. I cant tell you how discouraging it is to see the same people out there day after day mooching off the taxpayers. Not only are they a nuisance, they are also a hazard. I wish the driving public would wise up and stop supporting this kind of behavior! If you can stand on the median for hours on end you can stand behind the counter at McDonalds or one of the other fast food restaurants or at a cash register at one of the Dollar stores and earn your money and pay your taxes! Kathy Hall Oak Creek Village Saturday, March 3 Mega book s ale at Winn-Dix ieA 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.Showtim e for Sw eet Ad elinesMusic lovers need to mark your calendars for the Summer Springs Sweet Adelines Chorus annual show, Saturday, March 3, at 3 p.m. in the First Christian Church, 1908 S.E. Fort King Street, Ocala. The popular river songs will be featured in "Lazy River Dayze," with a guest performance by the Ocala Civic Theater Singers. Tickets at $10 may be reserved now. Group rates are available from $6-$8 Call Jackie at 352-888-8841. Tickets are also available at the door for $12. Door prizes available.No ted au tho r 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.C oncert at Firs t 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).Sunday, March 4 B uddy Liles in concertBuddy Liles will be in concert on March 4 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. Monday, March 5 C ommi ssi on ca ndid ates to deb ateA debate of candidates for County Commission for District 3 will be held at the Tea Party Solutions of Ocala meeting at the Berean Baptist Church on Southwest 20th Street, Ocala, at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 5. Republican incumbent Stan McClain and Democratic challenger Patricia Reed are expected to attend.Tuesday, March 6 Fair Tax m eetin g s etHave you collected all those receipts in order to fill out your 1040? Would you like to forget about filing those personal income taxes and just enjoy April 15th like any other spring day? We can make that happen by enacting the FairTax. Come learn how this simple, transparent and fair taxing system can not only replace the current income tax, but also boost the economy like no other plan. It is not a pipe dream. It is legislation currently in Congress. Join us on March 6 at 7 p.m. at the Howard Johnson Inn (3951 N.W. Bonnie Heath Blvd./US 27) to become acquainted with or learn more details about the FairTax. For more information, contact Ron and Elaine Maiellaro at ocalafairtax@cfl.rr.com or 352-671-6724.Thursday, March 8 Pal m Cay GOP to m eetOn 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. More on Page 23 000AKTV TREE SERVICE A-Pro Cut A-Pro Cut A-Pro Cut T REE S ERVICE T REE S ERVICE T REE S ERVICE Trimming Tree Removal 352-804-4662 352-804-4662 352-804-4662 L ICENSED I NSURED 000AJOU MARBLE & TILE Marion Tile & Marble Inc. Restoration of Natural and Cultured Marble, Stone, Vanities, Floors and Counters. TILE INSTALLATIONS REMODELS 489-6671 000AO23 GOLF CART REPAIR/SERVICES Call for lowest battery prices DRIVING LIGHTS $ 99 95 Installed Expert Golf Cart Service 352-598-7338 Buy Sell Trade Rebuild Paint Remanufacture Parts & Accessories, Includes Batteries/Dressup HIGH SPEED MOTORS AT DISCOUNT PRICES If you dont know me, one of your neighbors will. Bill All Golf Cart Makes & Models $ 54 95 FULL SERVICE SPECIAL For Electric Carts Only W E C OME T O Y OU SPEED KITS $ 199 95 000AORZ POWER WASHING Low Pressure Washing. We use Simple Green Soap. We are not the lowest price washers, but are professional power washers. Red Pfluger (352) 873-0674 Korean Veteran owner 16 Years of Quality Service to the 200 Corridor Area $ 65 All Homes in Palm Cay Pine Run, Oak Run & Marion Landing 000AKBR PAINTING Powerwashing Licensed & Insured Licensed & Insured Vincent Borreca Painting, LLC 425-1503 FREE Powerwash with exterior paint job Interior and exterior LOW PRICES 000AIL0 REALTOR Free Home Market Analysis Find out what your home is worth in Todays Market. Call Dennis today for a No Obligation Home Market Analysis 352-280-0561 Foxfire REALTY 000AJWG CARPET CARE COMPLETE CARPET CARECARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING352-282-1480Free In Home Estimates Lifetime Warranty Lic & Ins Specializing in: Carpet Stretching Carpet Repair Carpet SeamingLLC Howards Home Repairs Garage door openers Shelving/Storage systems Roof gutters & downspouts Trim carpentry Painting Small furniture hauling Flooring All your Honey-Do jobs HOME REPAIRS 000APW8 Howard Richardson 854-9136 000ACUQ Master s T ouch Garage Door Service 352-216-0060 Jeff OCull Owner G ARA GE D OOR S QUEAKING N EED R EP AIRS ? $ 4 9 95 WITH COUPON T une Up Special S AFETY C HECK A DJUST S PRINGS & C ABLES C HECK S AFETY R EVERSE ON O PENER L UBE & A DJUST D OOR GARAGE DOOR REP AIRS 000A8IL D UNNEL L O N M A RI O N CI T RU S 489-3917 Licensed & Insured #CAC1813249 Specializing In System Change-Outs We Service All Brands Maintenance Agreements Comfort Club Discounts 24 Hour Emergency Service BBB R A T I N G A+ 000AJAI LANDSCAPING JAMISON LANDSCAPE & TREE SERVICE Specializing in new landscape designs, dangerous tree removal and rimming, rock, mulch, paver stones, sod and more. FREE ESTIMA TES Jef f Jamison 352-321-0404 licensed & insur ed 10% Discount T o Seniors & Military 000AN8N AS A P Gara ge Doors & Service 1 -352-390-0559 GARAGE DOORS Major Dealer in Garage Door Screens & Repair SER VICE C ALL S $1 9 95 Brok en Springs Fix ed Licensed and Insured Locally Owned and Family Operated NO Extra Charge For Emergency Service 000AI5P Residential & Restaurant Appliances 352-286-7887 W ashers Dry ers Micr o w av es Sto v es Ov ens Refriger ators W ater Heaters Disposals Fr eezers APPLIANCE SERVICES $ 695 $ 695 $ 695 GARAGE SCREEN DOORS O PTIONAL SCREEN CHOICES CRC058138 000AOOB 465-4629 16 x 7 SLIDING 16 x 7 SLIDING 16 x 7 SLIDING GARAGE SCREEN DOOR GARAGE SCREEN DOOR GARA GE SCREEN DOOR Acr ylic & Glass WINDOWS C ustom made for your screen room Starting at 000ABON PLUMBING EP A Lead Certification #NA T -1 13266-1 OSHA 10 #1216933 Fla. Lic. #CFC1427666 804-9165 Associated P lumbing and Pipe F r om Ba thr oom R emodeling to Fixing Leak y F aucets, and installing Bliss W alk-in T ubs Residential and Commercial 000AI2P Central Florida Screen Room & Window Medics, Inc. Screen Rooms Acrylic & Glass Rooms Rescreens Broken Glass Replacement Windows Gutters Foggy Windows Cement Sliding Glass Door Repair Call & speak directly to the owner David Heath Comp. #5524 352 484-5697 WINDOW REPAIRS 000AP9R LA WN CARE Clean Ups Mulc h Plants, T r ees Landscaping Boucher Lawn Service 857-0461 000AEEP CURBING Add the look and value to your home without breaking the bank. Call Robert at 1-888-306-6932 For a fr ee estimate 000AH61 A I R C O N D I T I O N I N G AIR CONDITIONING Wilson Air service 352-208-4641 Locally Owned & Operated License # CAC1816140 WIL SON AIR SER VICE Tu n e U p Special W e Service All Brands Repairs Replacement Free Second Opinions 24-HR. Service $ 29 95 71 1 189 DIAL-A-PRO For Y our Professional Needs ... South Marion Citizen

PAGE 9

Whenever somebody mentions the word free in my presence my right eye turns a vivid jaundice. It is not that I have anything against the word free; just the person who is trying to use it to gain some kind of an advantage over me. I know anybody employing this mono-verbiage, is hiding some very long strings. My father taught me a long time ago that there are no free lunches. Occasionally somebody will advertise a free lunch and I go and find out the lunch is free but they are going to charge you to get out of that restaurant. In the end, it would have been cheaper to buy my own lunch. My philosophy is simply this; if I cannot afford it, I do not want it. In my vast experience down through the years, I have discovered that I cannot afford free. And I think I know why. My understanding of the word free and the person employing that word is not the same. When I use the word free, I am insinuating that there is absolutely no cost associated with this product whatsoever. When others use the word free, they often are insinuating that I am just a free market for them to take advantage of in the neighborhood of my money. Unfortunately, I do not live in that neighborhood anymore. I especially do not accept any free offers via the telephone. If someone has something to give me for nothing, let him come to my door, hand it to me, shake my hand and get out of Dodge. To me, thats what free is all about. Just the other day I received one of those telephone calls. I must confess that I was in a rather curmudgeon attitude and was just looking around for someone on which to spit my scorn. Then the telephone rang. When I answered the phone, it turned out to be someone offering me, absolutely free, with no cost to me absolutely, a free crime prevention program for my blessed domicile. No thank you, sir, I said as politely as I could. Im not really interested. I assure you I have no PhD or DD attached to my name whatsoever and yet as simple as I am, I understood what the phrase Im not really interested was all about. Not so my affable telephone caller. But I assure you, sir, that this program is absolutely free to you. Its our way to say thank you to some of our customers. He rattled on as though we were having only a oneway conversation. If this is going to be a one-way conversation, who will take up the offering? I think I know. After five long minutes of him telling me how important it was for me to have security in my home and how his product was absolutely free to me, I finally got a word in edgewise. But I have my own security system, thank you. There is a slight pause and then he said, What is your home security system, if I may ask? All right. I will confess right now that I had a wee bit of naughtiness on my mind, but in my own defense the telephone caller opened the door. I always believe where there is an open door somebody ought to step in. My home security system is called, Napoleontwo-Claws, and furthermore Im quite satisfied with it. There was another pause on the other end of the phone and I heard someone clear their throat and then ask, Ive never heard of that program. What is Napoleon-twoClaws? You know what it is like when you are trying not to laugh and it is about all you can do not to laugh? For a brief moment, I felt a little bit guilty but then I remembered who was on the other end of the phone. Somebody that was trying to con me with some kind of free thingamajig. The Napoleon-twoClaws home security program that I have in my house is my cat. I call him Napoleon because he walks around with his right paw stuck in his coat between two buttons. There was an extended pause on the other end of the phone and finally he said, What would you do, sir, if someone broke into your house? Id send flowers to the funeral. The funeral? Whose funeral? Why, the funeral of the guy who tried to break into my house while Napoleontwo-Claws was on duty. The first moment an intruder would enter into my home, good old Napoleon would claw that sorry person to death. Then feeling good about my momentum at this point I continued, I live there and I have a hard time getting in my house without being clawed to death by Napoleon. And I feed the cat. My cat is the meanest, grumpiest, cantankerous animal on Gods green earth. If anybody, and I mean anybody, can get past Napoleon they can have anything in my house. Absolutely free. At that moment, I heard a distinctive click and I realized our conversation was over. I guess whatever he had that was free did not measure up to good old Napoleon-two-Claws. The only one I trust to give me something is God. Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28). What Jesus gives is absolutely free.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. Listen to his radio program, Sunday Joy, each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. on WOCA, 1370 AM and 96.7 FM. Friday, March 2, 2012 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 20 ~ Friday, March 2, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Just because its free doesnt mean its free OUT TO PASTOR J SRev. James L. Snyder cluding an old school house, church, log cabin, railroad depot and much more. See the new spring brochure for sign up date. The second trip that Kent will do for us is on Friday, Nov. 30, a trip to Winter Park. Our first signup date from the new spring brochure will be on Tuesday, March 13, at the Orchid Club for the show In the Mood. It is a wonderful musical revue featuring the In the Mood singers and dancers along with the sensational String of Pearls Big Band Orchestra. The show will be on Wednesday, April 18, at the Peabody Auditorium in Daytona Beach.The Ultimate Spring 2013 Cruise with the LammonsOak Run residents Bob and Regine Lammon have put together an 11-night cruise for the residents of Oak Run and their guests to the southwestern region of the Caribbean on the Celebrity Equinox, March 25 through April 5, 2013. Celebrity is offering, for a limited time only on this cruise, a military discount for selected categories. For more information, please call Bob at 352-237-8720. Tennis Club What great weather we had for playing tennis in February. We wish we could have this weather all year long, but we live in Florida. The turn out for Tally Tennis has been great. If you have visitors have them come down to the courts on Tuesday and Thursday at 2:30 p.m. and come along with them. The March tennis mixer will be held on Wednesday, March 28. A slight charge will be requested to cover the cost of the refreshments and food made available. Watch the bulletin board for the sign up sheet. This is always lots of fun and an opportunity to play with all level of players.Royal Oaks Womens 18 Hole GolfOn Tuesday, Feb. 21, we played Odds and Evens. Before play we had to decide which two players scores would count on the odd holes and the remaining two players would be responsible for the even holes. The better score of the pair was used on the appropriate odd or even holes. The winners were: first place Diana Galla, Salita Timmermeyer, Judy Klein, and Joanne Morris; tied for second place the team of Carol Clark, Maureen Edwards, Sheila Adams and Barb Davis, the team of Roseann Lavacca, Sylvia Zappia, Carolyn Collins and Cindy Kocher and the team of Carol Allison, Janet Tully, Ginger Drake and Leslie Rizzo. Patty Dougherty was closest to the pin.Royal Oaks Lady NinersWe all started out in the morning to have a great day of golf. It did look like rain but we thought it was all over so we proceeded to the first hole. The first group teed off and proceeded, and then the rain come down in buckets. So we all headed back to the club house. Some of the ladies played hand and foot and the rest of us enjoyed a great breakfast. Hope next week we will be able to get our golf game in. Until then, happy golfing.ORWGAThe winners of the low net tournament held at Spruce Creek Preserve on Thursday, Feb.16 are as follows: Flight A 1stSue Marentette 2ndJennie Buccella 3rdGail Barclay Flight B 1stJoAnn Cohen 2ndKaren Schuelke 3rdNorma Rombach Flight C 1stLinda Noel 2ndJean Travers 3rdAnita Caruso Flight D 1stGinny Simons 2ndBetty Scott Due to the rainy weather, play was canceled for Thursday, Feb. 23. Royal Oaks Mens GolfThe game on Friday, Feb. 24, was three best net. The course played in good condition helped by the recent rains. Thirty-nine players participated, with the number impacted by the ongoing match play competition. The winners with a score of 192 were Bob Gray, Gene Topp, Tom Ducz, and Steve Szabo. Second with a score of 197 were Ron Catapano, Jim Kennedy, and George Gariepy. In third with a 198 were Dale Wurzburger, Ken Frandsen, Ray Hagerman, and Larry Soine. Closest to the pin on the par threes were Frank Kelley, Bob Gray, and Dick Rizzo (2). The Match Play Championship which was to be finished today was moved back to March 2 in order to allow enough time for all the matches to be completed. Carol Anns CornerThis weeks Corner consists of bits and pieces. First of all I want to remind everyone that if you see any internet address (web site, e-mail address, etc.) that contains a hyphen, be careful. Last weeks column contained a couple but the addresses do not work with the hyphens. As I have pointed out in connection with my e-mail address at the end of this column, the program that sets up the Citizen will put hyphens where it pleases and cannot be persuaded to do otherwise. So if you see an internet address with a hyphen in the Citizen, or elsewhere, be suspicious. If you want to use the hyphenated address as shown, consider also duplicating your action using the address without the hyphen. It may be a bit early for the hurricane season but heres a suggestion that will work in any power outage at night. Go out in your yard and bring in those solar powered garden lights. Place them where needed. In the morning, take them back into the yard and let the sun recharge them. If the lights are still out the next night you will have light again. Much safer than candles and no worry about batteries. Send all items for this column to Carol Ann Wheeler at democratcarol@deccacable.com no later than the afternoon of Friday before publication. OAK RUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 16 A & L Handyman Service Finish Carpentry Painting -interior/exterior Pressure Cleaning From floors to ceilings and everything in between Kitchen, Baths Cabinets Ceramic Tile Trims Molding Drywall Repairs Licensed & Insured 489-3622 000AGQK HOME IMPROVEMENT Commercial & ResidentialCustomized Service to Fit Y our Needs SENIOR DISCOUNTSFREE ESTIMATES Licensed Bonded Insured352-861-0665GLADYSCLEANING SERVICE HOUSE/OFFICE CLEANING 000AG8FWWW.GLADYSCLEANING.COM 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 000A32I FLOORS & WINDOWS 6715 SW Hwy. 200 (located 5 mi. West of I-75) Ocala, Florida, 34476 (352) 854-3939 Carpet Ceramic Wood Vinyl Blinds Shutters Castle Carpets & Interiors Serving Ocala Since 1991 AIR CONDITIONING Lord Appliance Service 680-0206 000AMTY WE DO SERVICE 7 DAYS A WEEK NO EXTRA CHARGE CFC Certified & Insured All Makes & Models. Gas & Propane too! 1 Year Warranty on All Parts 10% OFF REPAIRS FIRST STOP FOR A/C REPAIRS... Washers Dryers Refrigerators Freezers Dishwashers Balentines Landscaping, Inc. (352) 873-4888 Bruce Balentine Licensed & Insured Professional Landscape Design & Installation Landscape Maintenance Sodding FREE ESTIMATES 0009WOI LANDSCAPING 000AHTL LAWN/HOME Roys Lawn & Home Services Full Property Maintenance Painting Sod Installations Pressure Washing F REE E STIMATES Lic/Ins 352-342-4444 352-342-4444 352-342-4444 000AN0O COMPUTER REPAIR Troys Computer Clinic We Come To You Call or email for appointment (352) 817-2834 troy@troyscomputerclinic.com Repairs are done on-site. We specialize in: Hardware and Software Repairs Virus and Spy-ware Removal Home/Office Networking System Upgrades Custom Builds Consulting and Training http://www.troyscomputerclinic.com S HAW I RRIGATION R EPAIR 352-624-2533 Steve Shaw 000A372 IRRIGATION REPAIR 23 years of experience Licensed and Insured comp #8715 Exclusive Service/Repair Specialist 0009OM9 PAINTING Dannys Painting 25 yrs. Experience Insured 352-547-9588 10% Off all Sales with this advertisement Dannys Painting With any room painted Pressure Wash House FREE with this ad Commercial Residential Free Estimates Exc. References Danny Cast 00098Y6 IRRIGATION LLC. SPRINKLERS IRRIGATION 3398 S.W. 74th Ave., Bay 101, Ocala Comp #7085 Call for details 352-237-5731 Serving Marion County Since 1982 Seasonal Special Licensed Fully Insured Certified Irrigation Auditor We will beat any written estimate on irrigation repairs or installation. Member of Florida Irrigation Society WINNER 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 Reset Controller Adjust Sprays & Rotors to Correct Spray Pattern Complete System Inspection $ 39 95 Call for details 10% OFF REPAIRS S U M M E R S R A I N 000ANGV IRRIGATION IRRIGATION Proudly watering your lawns and gardens for over 25 years! FREE System Checks & Estimates All makes and models of sprinkler systems. Call John (352) 342-4850 SCREEN REP AIRS Serving Senior Citizens Over 30 Years BOBS SCREENING SERVICE Complete Rescreening of We Re-vinyl Soft Windows Garage Door Screens Porch Enclosures Patio Doors Window Screens Screen Doors 000AMXA 352-586-8459 Free Estimates HOUSECLEANING BY DIANA CLEANING First Time Cleaning No Extra Fee$$! 000A05P 352-502-2760 If no answer, leave message or Call 629-6071 Professional & Guaranteed Low Rates Supplies Provided Military White Glove Cleaning Professionally Cleaned Since 1992 Diana L Crippen 000ANNM PAINTING NAME OF BUSINESS Thompson Painting and Pressure Washing Repaint Specialists Free Estimates ~ Licensed and Insured Call 352-598-3000 References Upon Request Interior and Exterior 2011, 2010 HOME REPAIRS Sliding Glass Door Rollers & Track Repairs Door & Lockset Hardware Repair Cabinets, Woodwork, Molding Wood, Laminate, Tile Walls & Floors Furniture Assembly Household Accessories CALL STEVE AT 207-8682 SERVICING MARION CO. FOR 20 YEARS City Cert. Comp. OC00961 Insured QUALITY SERVICES, INC. 000AMB4 Why Replace It When I Can Fix It? HOUSEHOLD TO-DO LISTS CERAMIC TILE La wson T ile Floor Wall Bath Remodeling Back Splash Reasonable Rates 31 years Experience (352) 229-5548 Licensed & Insured 000A6MG 000AM41 P AINTING A-1 H OME R EPAIR I NC A-1 H OME R EPAIR I NC A-1 H OME R EP AIR I NC Mike Semich 40 Y ears Experience Interior and Exterior Painting Fr ee Pr essur e Cleaning with Exterior Paint Job Fr ee Furnitur e Moving Seniors 10% Discount Licensed and Insur ed (352) 895-6047 WINDOW W ASHING Call Ear l (352) 489-5975 Let Me W ash Y our W i ndo ws! when you mention this ad E A R L P E A R S O N E A R L P E A R S O N 000AI2D Pr essur e W ashing T oo! $ 5.00 OFF 000ANG5 3 5 2-3 6 2-8 5 2 7 or 3 5 2-2 9 1-1 2 1 3 F ree est imates Lawn Service by Steven LA WN SERVICE MOWING, RAKING, FIELDS V acant Lots, Mulch, Bush T rimming and more! SPRINKLERS ACCURA TE SPRINKLERS (352) 445-1403 Licensed #10719 & Insured C HECK -U P Complete check-up of entire sprinkler system! $ 30 0 0 0 A 6 X W 000A6XW 71 1 188 DIAL-A-PRO For Y our Professional Needs ... South Marion Citizen 000AL VU 2011 2011 2011 2011 SCHEDULE ONLINE A T ST ANLEYSTEEMER.COM 1 -800-S TEEMER Citrus 7 26-4646 Marion 622-5885 With Minimum Purchase of $ 150 00 Limit one per household. Prior sales excluded. Must present at time of cleaning. Residential only. Not valid with any other coupon offers. Some restrictions apply. Participating franchise only. Expires 3/31/2012 GREA T SER VICE PEOPLE T ALK ABOUT EXTENDED OFFER! 000AOO4

PAGE 10

Friday, March 2, 2012 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com Attend the worship service of your choice... 10~ Friday, March 2, 2012 www.smcitizen.com The Right Choices For High energy cost is his goalIt now appears we woke up to the reality of high gas prices. Huge increases in all energy bills were planned for and spoken of by President Obama. It seems his supporters have forgotten his energy goals that included having our cost skyrocket and that is the precise term he publicly used. I cant believe this doesnt upset you regardless of political party. Obama wants these high prices and this is an undeniable fact! Nothing destroys our standard of living more or quicker than the cost of energy, especially those of us in the middle. He is so committed to being our green president that he detests our dependence on oil, gas and coal, preferring more expensive alternatives. He makes fun of the slogan, Drill Baby Drill, and this in itself shows the utter disrespect and distain he holds for our American standard of living and his desire to bring us to the European level, including their fuel prices. The new slogan may someday be, A Windmill in Every Back Yard. If we had real news reporters, they would bring up the above whenever they have access to questioning him on this subject. If we would go after the above natural resources our prices would begin dropping in the very near future as would our dependence on Middle East oil. Open up the pipe lines and never be dependent on our enemy. We need to send the EPA packing, getting them get out of our way, quit worrying about man made global warming and use our God-given resources right here in America. Some readers will disagree with the above, but you cant argue with facts! If you still support this president, look closely at his views of who we are and what we should be, including his understanding of our heritage, and never complain about gas prices. Remember he has told the world that we are not a Christian nation. You really believe he is Proud To Be An American? Despite all of our problems, this is still the greatest country in the world and we need to stand up and insist we stay that way. May God always come first in our lives and we remember how he has blessed us. Wayne Rackley Ocala LETTERCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 It is a story that dates back 2500 years. Although part of the Hebrew Bible, the story does not mention the name of God even once. There are speculations that the story did not exist; still the story of Queen Esther holds a fascination for Jews and feminists because of its timeless teachings. And a woman is the heroine of the day. The story of Esther is told in the megillah or scroll of Esther in the Hebrew Bible. As the story unfolds, Vashti, Queen of Persia is commanded by King Ashasuerus to appear before the court so that he can show off her beauty. Modern midrash (interpretation) explains that the showing off meant she was to dance nude before the court. In a bold move for feminism, she refuses the royal command. The kings advisers counsel him to banish this spirited woman who would dare to defy the king! After all, they reasoned, soon all the husbands in Persia would be taking orders from their wives! (Esther 1:17) Unfortunately, Vashti is banished from the court and the hunt is on for a new queen. Of all the lovelies in Persia, it is Esther the Jewess that is chosen. Carefully hiding her true identity, she rises to the position of Queen and goes about the daily life at court until an event pushes her into the forefront of confronting her Jewish identity and spirituality. It is this event that is the crux of the story, the very essence of the Purim message and its link with feminism. As history would have it, a virulent anti-Semite, Haman, is appointed the kings vizier. He draws lots, purim, to determine the date he will execute the Jews of Persia. Queen Esther learns of this diabolical plot from her uncle Mordecai who is a frequent at court. Mordecai pleads with Esther to save her people. He reminds her that she, too, would not be saved if Haman were allowed to fulfill his evil plans. In this statement, we have a Jewish principle echoed by Rabbi Hillel: Do not separate yourself from the community. Esther is certainly keeping her Jewishness in mind knowing it could be her downfall. Mordecais argument also includes the fact that perhaps she was put in this position of Queen by God so that she would be able to act as Gods instrument to save her people. For such patriarchal times, we have a situation that will involve a woman to be the savior of the day! Now that is a Biblical switch of plans. What happens next is extraordinary. Like the strong Jewish women through out the ages, Esther hatches a plan to snare Haman and win the favor of the king. Even though law forbids her to do so, she goes before the king to invite him and Haman to a banquet (playing on the Kings excess of parties and drink). She takes a big risk to be ushered into the royal presence because without an official summons, he could order her killed and then there would be no one to plead on the Jews behalf. For three days she fasts and prays (Jews today commemorate this by fasting on the day before Purim) and fearful for her life, she requests a summons before Ahasuerus. Legend has it that her beauty softened his heart and he offers her half his kingdom; she offers him a banquet. After three days of feasting, she reveals Hamans evil intentions and her Jewish identity. The king orders Haman to be hanged on the gallows and that the Jews should be allowed to defend themselves against any who would seek their destruction on the auspicious day of Adar 14 as determined by Haman. The Jews are saved and Mordecai issues an edit to all Jews to celebrate the day with light and gladness and sending gifts to each other and to those in need. What is so wonderful about this story is that Esther shows such valor. It is no accident that she is a rightful role model for Jewish women. Throughout history, Jewish women had to step forth into roles typically held by men. We have Jewish female scholars during the Middle Ages Feminism in the Purim story PLEASESEEJUDI, PAGE11 JUDIS JOURNAL J SJudi Siegal Community calendar Friday, March 2 Spring s ale 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 T ee 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.Che ss Cl ub to m eetThe 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 Con grega tionalThe 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).E lks g ear 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. More on Page 21 000AP5A CERTIFIED MEDICAL SYSTEMS 6225 SW Hwy 200, Ocala Across from Jasmine Square 237-4146 Toll Free 1-877-322-0873 New and Used Auto Lifts installed and serviced 26 years in the mobility industry Satisfaction guaranteed Factory trained sales and service personnel Medicare, insurance & third party billing SCOOTER LIFTS POWER WHEELCHAIR SCOOTER LIFT CHAIR WHEELCHAIR VANS Large Inventory 000AK49 Dr. Stubrud, Dr. Sands and Dr. Simpson Chiropractic, Massage, Acupuncture N 1/4 Mi. SR 200 103rd St. Rd. www.downtownchiropractic.us 8484 SW 103rd St. Rd. Massage Therapy License #MM 20064 352-732-2745 We take Medicare, Blue Cross, Auto, & Most Health Insurance Blue Cross & Blue Shield T ri Care Standard T ri Care For Life Medicare Assignment Network Blue Blue Options BCBS Medicare Advantage Plans On Site: Laboratory X-ray EKG Ultrasound Holter Monitors Pulmonary Function Echocardiogram Stress Test Bone Density Countryside Medical Countryside Medical Board Certified Family Practice 87 3-4458 H RS : M ON -F RI 8:00 A M .5:00 P M 000A79Q Dr Lee Dr Mostov 7860 SW 103 RD S T R D B LDG 100, S UITE 101 O CALA FL 34476 COUNTR YSIDEMED COM GENERAL DENTISTR Y & DENTURES Jessica Fernandez D. D. S Julio Sanchez D. D. S Now Accepting Aetna & Delta Cigna PPO GEHA Connection Guardian PPO MetLife Ins. PUP Insurance 000AMN7 Up to 18 Months No Interest Payment Plans Call T oday for Appointment: 840-7077 8750 SW Hwy 200, Suite 101 Ocala Red Roof Building Se habla Espaol Codes D0150, D0330, D1 1 10, D9310 $95 OUR OFFICE FEATURES AN IN HOUSE ACR YLIC DENT AL LAB FREE CONSUL T A TION ON DENTURES, IMPLANTS, P AR TIALS & REP AIRS New Patient Special* P LEASE I NQUIRE A BOUT C ROWN S PECIALS 7 111 9 0 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) Our Redeemer Lutheran Church LC-MS 5200 S.W State Road 200 1 3 / 4 Miles W e st of I-75 W o rship Service 8:00 & 1 1:00 AM Bible Class & Sunday School 9:30 AM Pastor Joe Adams 237-2233 Sharing the Joy of Jesus Christ! 000AM5U 000A8NZ Evangelical Lutheran Church joyocala@embar qmail.com Edward Holloway Pastor 7045 SW 83rd Pl., Ocala (352) 854-4509 Nursery Pr ovided 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 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 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 (352) 369-9933 7380 SW 60th A ve., Suite 1, Ocala, FL 34476 Certified Public Accountants W e alth Management & Financial Planning Tax return preparation starting at $165 for Basic 1040 Form All state returns Free E-File Complimentary 30-minute confer ence for new clients. 000AOE2 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 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 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 S OUTH M ARION C ITIZEN D IRECT OR Y A SK FOR M ICHEL N OR THSEA AT 854-3986 The Reason to Believe... Wor ship Call t o 682184 Est a te Planning Wills T rusts Real Est a te Pr oba te Corpor a tions M edicaid Qualifying T ax L a w No Charge for Initial Consultation The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Befor e you decide, ask us to send you fr ee written information about our qualificati ons and experience. 7480 SW SR 200 Ocala, FL 34476 Robert A. Stermer LL.M (T AX) Attorney At Law 000A71K 861 0447 861 0447 861 0447

PAGE 11

who defied convention and studied sacred texts. We have women during the Inquisition teaching Judaism in secret to their children under pain of death or the fires of the auto da fe. There were the women in the Holocaust who died trying to save their children from the fires of hell. And there were the women soldiers in the Israeli army who fought side by side with the men for the freedom of the Jewish state. Esthers model of valor has certainly stood as a beacon and inspiration for feminist involvement and as Esther acted in the Purim story, so have other Jewish women as they faced the same threats of annihilation. When Jews celebrate that joyous festival of Purim (March 8, 2012) they will be singing, dancing, telling stories, masquerading and eating lots of hamantashen. (Cookies shaped liked Hamans hat) Even as modern Persia (Iran) threatens Israel with weapons even Haman could not have dreamed of, somewhere, I believe, is an Esther waiting to come forth once again to rescue her people.Judi is a former teacher and Jewish educator. She lives in Sun Valley with her husband, Phil.Friday, March 2, 2012 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 18 ~ Friday, March 2, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Attend the worship service of your choice... JUDICONTINUED FROM PAGE 10 Homeschool help availableAre you a Marion County Homeschooler looking to make more friends for trips, projects, outings and play dates? Are you thinking about homeschooling and would like a place to ask questions, get advice or voice concerns? Be sure to check out an inclusive, everyone is welcome group that is very active and always looking to make new friends. Come check us out! http://ocalahomeschooling.com or call: 352-5087465. helpful seminars, call Geri at the clubhouse, 352-2371675 and make your reservations. The Activities Team will be providing coffee and Danish in the morning and a light lunch for a small fee. Vendors participating in the Senior Health Fair are: db Hearing Solutions; Geril Therapy; Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services; Home Instead Senior Care; Hospice of Marion County; Lifestyles Solutions Medical Spa; McKenney Chiropractic Care; Premier Medical Center; Robert Boissoneault Oncology Institute and Thermo Cool Heat & Air. Sail awayTake a chance and win a trip to the Bahamas aboard Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. Spend three days of fun and relaxation with port fees; taxes and gratuities all included plus an extra hundred dollars in spending money. The Veterans Club of Cherrywood is sponsoring this raffle that will be held at the Memorial Day observance. Tickets are only $10 for one or three for $20 and are available from Geri at the office, or Bill Mahar or Rich Hurley. You dont have to be present to win and you dont even have to be a Cherrywood resident to win. Good luck.Spotlight on ExcellenceThere 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 an energetic, vivacious young lady who heads up our Activities Committee, Eve Houghtaling. Eve and her husband of 47 years, Jim, are originally from Michigan. They have a son who lives in North Carolina and a daughter in Indiana and two grandchildren. In 1999, they moved to Cherrywood and immediately became active in their new community. As Social Director for the 2000 member parish of Saint Johns Church, Eve was responsible for putting on dinners and parties and programs that enhanced the mission of the church. This was no small order for a congregation as large as Saint Johns especially when it came to things like Thanksgiving or Christmas dinners. Specializing in the education of youngsters, Eve was a pre-school teacher and taught pre-school courses at Mott Community College in Flint, Michigan. From her teaching and work at the parish she learned her expert administrative skills. These became evident in her other work in the community. During her service in Michigan she ran and assisted in such projects as a shelter for abused women; foster care for the young; and was a Religious Services Director. This fit in with her life long desire to do random acts of kindness and to make the world a better place. When Eve and Jim retired and came to Florida, Eves philosophy did not change nor did her desire to help people. Since coming to Cherrywood in 1999, Eve has served the Vet Club; Entertainment Committee; Activities Committee and been a part of many other programs. Diagnosed with Parkinsons disease a little over a year and a half ago, Eve has never slowed down. She is treating her affliction with holistic medical procedures and a dogged determination that will no doubt help her triumph over this medical problem. Youve seen Eve if youve ever been to an event sponsored by the Activities Committee; bowling; painting or pool aerobics classes. She also enjoys gardening and long walks with her friends. As if that werent enough, one day a week she volunteers at the VFW in the kitchen. When asked why she did so much for the Cherrywood Community, Eve smiled warmly and answered, I love the people. We support each other and theres no class system here. Everything is open to everyone. If youve been in the Clubhouse lately you will notice that the tables are decorated for St. Pattys Day with beautiful flowers. Eve who feels that flowers make the place feel homey is responsible for that. CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 15 SEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE25 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 000AKP7 VILLAGES COMPUTER & REPAIR (352) 237-4852 email: villagescomputer@yahoo.com Next to the neighborhood Storage on SR200 across from the Jasmine Plaza Computer Repair Custom Building Computer Classes Free Diagnostics Data Recovery Networking In Store Service or at Your Location FREE Service Calls to your house or business with this ad 7256 SW 62nd Ave., Suite 5, Ocala, FL 34476 9330 SW 105th St., Ocala, FL 34481 854-9550 www.ocalawestumc.com 100th Ave. SW 105th St SW 110th St 484 Marion Oaks Library SW 103 rd St Pi ne 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 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 Phone (352) 861-9080 Sunday Services 10:30 a.m. 6:00 p.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Monday Morning Christians JOIN US IN WORSHIP 9045 SW 60th A ve. Ocala, FL 000AM2R Bible Studies W e dnesday 7:00 p.m. Minister Anthony Smith Southwest Christian Church 000A92N 7768 SW Hwy 200 (352) 237-4633 www .cpcocala.or g W elcome to Countr yside Presbyterian Chur ch (USA) Sunday Bible Study 9:00 am Sunday W orship 10:30 am T uesday Bible Study 2:00 pm Nurser y A vailable Pastor Gar y O. Marshall Y our Spiritual Home 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 F EED your soul, S AVOR the richness of J EWISH tradition, Q UENCH your thirst for knowledge & wisdom, T ASTE the flavors of Jewish culture, B E W ELCOMED A S A F AMILY Worship Education Social Action Cemetery Social Choir Sisterhood 000A932 Imagine a place where you can TEMPLE BETH SHALOM is all this and more Erev Shabbat Services Fridays, 8 pm 1109 NE 8th Ave., Ocala, FL www.jewishocala.org Fostering Jewish life in Marion County 854-6446 T emple Beth Shalom of Ocala Reservations for FREE bus 873-3995 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 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 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 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 000AF8L 000AI1H Mane Event Hair Salon A Full Service Hair Salon 854-5969 8720 S.W State Road 200 #1 Dillen Plaza MASSAGE BY APPOINTMENT 000AKDH 000AMXX (Located in Kingsland Plaza, 8810 Hwy 200, across from Pine Run, at traf fic light) (352) 854-6464 T oll Free 1-800-749-3245 E-mail: service@eaglerealtyofocala.com W ebsite: www .EagleRealtyOfOcala.com Of Ocala, Inc. LAND RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL 000APH3 8657B SW 96 LANE $54,900 OPEN HOUSE SUNDA Y MARCH 4, 2012 1:00 to 2:00 pm ON T OP OF THE WORLD RESALES OPEN HOUSE SUNDA Y MARCH 4, 2012 1:00 to 2:00 pm PINE RUN EST A TES Dot Baker 207-8399 GORGEOUS BIRMINGHAM close to front gate and post of fice. Excellent condition. Neutral color floors and walls, plantation shutters all windows. Beautiful tile in high traf fic areas; Kitchen/Family Florida and Bathrooms. Close to shopping Dir ections: SW Hwy 200 to OT OW Entrance, past gate take first right on 85th T err ., then left on 96th Lane to second home on right. 8917 SW 102 PLACE $44,900 NEW ROOF 2008 NEW A/C 201 1 NEW P AINT NICE LA WN. SHOWS REAL GOOD. 2 Bdrm, 2 bath, 1 car port, Covered Patio, Florida Room, Appliances, W indow T reatments. Dir ections: SW Hwy 200 to Pine Run Entrance past Gate, left to 102 Place, Second home on right. John Nick 433-3526

PAGE 12

Friday, March 2, 2012 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 12~ Friday, March 2, 2012 www.smcitizen.com CALL TOM OR SUSIE AT 854-3986To place your food ad in this section!Color RED isfree! Our Redeemer LutheranOur Redeemer Lutheran Church is conducting midweek (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 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.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 352-624-9563.Christs Church of Marion CountySaturday, March 3: Men's Prayer Group, 8 a.m. Sunday, March 4: Sunday School, 9:30 am. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 6: Women's Ministry, 'Work Night', 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 7: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Saturday, March 10: Women's Spring Break, Guest Speaker: Gaye Martin, 9 am. Sunday, March 11: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Friendship Fellowship Sunday; join the congregation for lunch "Irish Flair" after the worship service. Christs Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., off State Road 200, Ocala. Phone is 352-8616182, website is www.ccomc.org.Joy Lutheran ChurchThe Wednesday night Lenten Services theme will be Dark Nights of the Soul. Senior Pastor Edward Holloway Jr. will provide the messages on such topics as Alone in Sin, Lonely, Cold, Breathless, Lost, In Pain, and AloneAgain. A Soup Supper will precede the Wednesday night Lenten services at 5:30 p.m. The theme for the Sunday services in Lent (8:15 and 11 a.m.) will be A Journey from Fear to Love. Pastor Holloways messages will be on Fear of the World, Fear of My Own Way, Fear of God, Fear of the Holy Spirit and Fear of Light. Joy Evangelical Lutheran Church is on Southwest State Road 200 at 83rd Place, Ocala. For more information call the church office at 3528544509 ext 221.St. Jude Catholic The Bereavement Group for those grieving the loss of a loved one will meet on Tuesdays, March 13 and March 27, 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. Classes for Spanish as a second language continue to be offered every Thursday at 11:30 a.m. Stations of the Cross continue every Friday during Lent at 8:30 a.m. in English and at 7 p.m. in Spanish. Fr. Fernando Gil will present our Lenten Mission this year. It will be given on Saturday, March 3 in English and Saturday, March 10 in Spanish. Time is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Refreshments will be available. On Saturday, March 17, there will be a Healing Mass, followed by a luncheon in the Parish Hall, for those suffering in both mind and body. A Penance Service is scheduled for Thursday, March 29, at 7 p.m. Several priests will be in attendance for those who wish to avail themselves of the Sacrament of Reconciliation. The parishioners of St. Jude Catholic Community mourn the passing of their former pastor, Fr. Anthony Palmese, on Feb. 2. RELIGION Purim in the Wild West with ChabadPurim in The Wild West is Chabad of Marion Countys creative twist this year on their traditional Purim party, to accommodate the anticipated crowds of men, women and children who throng Chabad for their annual Purim celebrations. On Purim, Chabad is the place to be! Chabads grand Purim Bash will be held at the Courtyard Marriott of Ocala, 3712 SW 38th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34474 Thursday, March 8, 5:30 p.m. The celebration will begin with a unique Multimedia Megillah Reading followed by exciting, music, hamentashen, western style dinner buffet and more. In the spirit of Purim, come in a Wild West costume to be included in the lively competition where judges will award prizes to contestants with the most innovative or funny costumes. All are welcome to join regardless of affiliation or background, no membership required. The Cost is $12 per Adult and $8 per child. Purim celebrates the salvation of the Jewish people, in the year 3405 from Creation (356 bce), from Hamans plot to destroy, kill and annihilate all the Jews, young and old, infants and women, in a single day. (Purim literally means lots for Haman determined the day of annihilation by throwing a lottery.) It is observed by public readings of the megillah Scroll of Esther, sending food portions to friends, giving gifts of money to the poor, and enjoying a festive meal accompanied with joyous drink. To RSVP or for more information on Chabads Purim festivities or on the holiday of Purim and its observances, contact Chabad of Marion County at 352-291-2218 info@jewishmarion.org or log on to www.JewishMairon.org 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 000AOWE 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 000APHA 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 3/9/12 NOW SERVING LUNCH Sandwiches & Salads 000AO8E Whats For Whats For LUNCH? LUNCH? Our Monday Thru Friday Daily Lunch Specials Our Monday Thru Friday Daily Lunch Specials Are Freshly Prepared Every Day 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 Introducing Country House Salad Plus Choice of Baked Potato or Soup 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 711193 Taste The B e s t Taste The Best Ta s t e The Bes t 000AQBW

PAGE 13

The action in Little Theatres play Sex Please Were Sixty really ramps up when Mrs Stancliff, the proprietress of the Rose Cottage Bed and Breakfast, enlists the aid of Henry, her gentleman caller, to help her reduce the amorous inclinations of Bud The Stud. Henry, a retired chemist, has recently returned from a trip to Italy and is engaged in developing a pill he discovered there that increases the libido in menopausal women. An ingredient in the pill goes awry, however, and things go mysteriously strange and belly laughing funny when both Bud and Henry mistakenly take a dose of the pill. Remaining ticket sales in the Orchid Club are on March 6 from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m., March 10 from 8 to 10 a.m. and March 14 from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. In the Palm Grove Club ticket sales will be on March 5 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. There are a few remaining tickets for the dinner show as well as reserved seats for the other shows. If you cannot make one of the above selling dates, call Diana Schmidt for dinner show tickets at 352-8737243 and for all others call Linda Noel at 352-873-9908. This play is receiving great reviews where playing around the country!!Do You Remember? Super Bowl PartyTune in channel 12 for Len Teitlers presentation of the 2012 Super Bowl Party, narrated by Anna Boodee. It will air following FYI daily from March 2 to March 9 at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Baby Boomers Bowling and GamblingThe 2nd Annual Oak Run Baby Boomers Bowling and Pizza Party will take place on Saturday, March 10, at 2 p.m. at AMF West Lanes. Cost is $12 per bowler which includes 3 games, shoe rental, 2 slices of pizza and pop. Cost for non-bowlers is $5. Tickets will be on sale tomorrow, Saturday, March 3, from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Orchid Club lobby. For more information call Marianne at 352-237-9928. Its Hard Rock time again. Oak Run Baby Boomers and their guests are invited to join us for another fun-filled trip to Tampa on Tuesday, April 10. We will leave the Palm Grove lot promptly at 12:30 p.m. and depart Hard Rock at 7:30 p.m. Get your tickets March 10 from 9 to 11 a.m. inside the Orchid Club auditorium where Donut Drop-In will be taking place until 10 a.m. For your $20 you will receive $30 in free play, plus a $5 food voucher. Transportation and gratuity are included. For Information call Adele at 352-854-7963. Upper Midwest ClubWhen is a chili cook-off not a chili cook-off? When its a Lets Get Crockd cook-off, thats when. What is a Lets Get Crockd cook-off you ask? Its when the members supply the crock pots of chili, but the club supplies other crock pot type items like clam chowder, beef stew, kielbasa and sauerkraut, and pasta dishes. So on March 14 it will be a Lets get Crockd cook-off expanded to include many items made in a crock pot. This cook-off will be a new twist to crock pot cooking and yes chili in a pot can still be made. If you do not want to cook chili, just bring finger foods or a dessert. Everyone should bring the beverage of their choice. The entertainment for the event will be Homer Noodleman, a one-man comedy-variety show. Come prepared to laugh a lot. The annual Chinese auction will be on for the night as well, so bring an item to the party and we will auction it off for the club. There will also be a 75:25 raffle and door prizes. Ticket sales for all this will be Monday, March 5, and Tuesday, March 6, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Orchid Club lobby. Please note the change in the cost: members only $5 and guests, $7.Laurel Oaks directories, planning, mens breakfast, St. Patricks DayLaurel Oaks is a very active neighborhood. In order to better communicate with all our neighbors an e-mail listing is maintained. The March Laurel Oaks Newsletter contains a form for corrections, deletions and new e-mail addresses. A form for updates to the address and phone directory is also included. Please complete the form and return it as directed. E-mail addresses are never shared and only appropriate Laurel Oaks items are distributed. Thank you for your cooperation. The neighborhood planning committee will meet on Monday, March 5, at 7 p.m. to plan upcoming events. Wont you join in and share your ideas? RSVP to Deb at 352-5666293. On Thursday, March 15, the Laurel Oaks Mens Breakfast will host two guest speakers from the Marion County Sheriffs Department.. Captain James Burton, District Commander of the South West District, and Duane Johnson, South West COPS Coordinator, will discuss their responsibilities in the South West District. This will be a very informative discussion with an opportunity to ask questions. The breakfast will be held at the Royal Oaks Golf Club at 8 a.m. RSVP to Bill at 352237-4550 or e-mail empireago@embarqmail.com (There are no hyphens in this address.) Give the mens breakfast a try!! The famous Laurel Oaks St. Patricks Day party will be held on Saturday, March 17, at the Orchid Club. Yes, that is St. Patricks Day!! Green and white carnations will grace each table with balloons floating over head. A choice of four different styles of hats will be available for each person. A beautiful green bead necklace with three shamrocks will be presented to each of the ladies. Yes, there will be beads for the gents as well and everyone will receive a green shamrock wrist bracelet! Top it off with a delicious corned beef and cabbage dinner. Bring the beverage of your choice. There will be musical entertainment with professional singer Fred Campbell. Join in the Irish trivia contest, sing along, buy 50/50 tickets and there will be other surprises! The best St. Patricks party in Ocala is only $13.50 per person! (A limited number of seats are available for residents of other neighborhoods). Check your cubby for the flyer. For more information call Paula at 352-237-4550. Lets fill the Orchid Club and have a great time!New England ClubThe New England Club will hold the March meeting on Thursday, the 15th, at the Orchid Club. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner served at 6 p.m., consisting of ham or breast of chicken and boiled vegetables, including cabbage.. Sign ups will be on Monday, March 5, and Friday, March 9, in the Orchid Club lobby from 10 a.m. until noon. Cost of tickets is $15. The entertainment will be a team trivia contest, so put on your thinking caps and bring your memory with you. A 50/50 will be held and door prizes awarded. Please bring a friend and remember new members are always welcome. If you need any information or have any questions please call Mary at 352-854-7941. Married for 73 Years!Can you imagine being married for 73 years? Frank and Esther Jensen, who reside in neighborhood 2, have been married that long! They wed in New York, had two boys and three girls and were snow birds. Falling in love with Oak Run they decided to firmly plant their feet here. Their friends Jack and Dollie Ryan want Oak Runners to know about the Jensens long term love affair. New York Club Greetings to our club members and all Oak Runners. Even with empty pockets from our trip to the Tampa racetrack, most will be joining in for a fun time at our International Dinner Dance on March 28. It will be interesting to see those who wear or show their background or heritage. Tickets will be on sale on March 12. If you are an Oak Runner, come join this fun-for-all club. Dues are $6 per person. For more information contact Nancy Lillard at 352-8736110. Contact our Sunshine Gal Ginny at 352-854-5120 to cheer a member. Golfview Spring FlingGolfview is having a Spring Fling, Friday, March 16, at 6 p.m. at Palm Grove. Cost will be $5 per person. Please bring a heavy hors doeuvre to serve 10 people and bring the beverage of your choice. Entertainment will be An Affair to Remember by Ron Ratisher DJ and MC. There will be a 50/50 raffle. For more information please contact Sandy Mantel.Genealogy ClubThe Oak Run Genealogy Club will meet on Friday, March 16, at 9:30 a.m. in the card room of the Orchid Club. Jim Waddell will present the program Google for the Genealogist which will give everyone enough information to be successful in doing basic searches using Google. Unless otherwise noted club meetings are held on the third Wednesday of every month; please refer to the clubs blog, orgenealogy.blogspot.com, for any last minute changes. (There are no hyphens in this address.) Cant Help SingingCant Help Singing will return to Palm Grove on Friday, April 20, Saturdays July 14, and Sept. 1, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Please mark your calendars. Our little show is still a gift of love to our friends and neighbors in Oak Run. The talented Nick LaPetina will delight us with his piano. Vinny Mure, without a doubt one of the finest performers of our time, continues to deliver his songs with class. Ralph Dragottos renditions of Mamma, Too Ra Loo Ra and Yiddisha Mamma have a magic to delight. We are hoping Rosemarie Imbriale can join us. Come let us caress your heart with our songs. Keep well and God bless. Oak Run TravelThose of you who went to the Stetson Mansion with us last year know what a fantastic, interesting guide we had with Kent. Well, we have him again for two trips this year. The first trip that Kent will do for us is on Friday, Nov. 16, and is called Rediscovering the Real Florida. Our first stop is one of the oldest ranches is Florida that is now the largest training facility for harness racing. We will see young ponies being put through their paces on the race track and learn how they are pampered. Next we will visit DeLeon Springs State Park where we will stop for a most unusual lunch of pancakes at a restored Sugar Mill in the park. Afterward, we will visit the Pioneer Settlement for the Creative Arts to see first hand how the early pioneers persevered. A village has been created with over 17 buildings in-Friday, March 2, 2012 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com CALL TOM OR SUSIE AT 854-3986To place your food ad in this section!Color RED isfree! 16~ Friday, March 2, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Tickets available for Little Theatre performance OAK RUN C WCarol AnnWheeler PHOTO BY RON RATNERMargarethe and Milton Nachbar of Oak Run show their pastel art work at The 20th annual Fine Arts Show. PLEASESEEOAK RUN, PAGE16 OAK RUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 13 PLEASESEEOAK RUN, PAGE20 000AHGE 000A82Q ALL FAITH CREMATION SOCIETY 000AOYY 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. Call for pricing. 3 Room Minimum 24 Years Carpet Cleaning One Chair Cleaned FREE Sofa & Love Seat $ 65 Dryer & Vent Cleaning Special $ 50 W INTER S PECIALS $ 15 Per Room 000AOR5 FREE HEARING IMPAIRED PHONE INTERNET & LANDLINE NEEDED NO GIMMICK NO MONTHLY FEE FITS UP TO SEVERE LOSS WATER RESISTANT Dont get caught up in Bait & Switch Sales Pitches! 000AP7O INVERNESS 352-419-7911 3161-C E. Gulf to Lake Hwy. 1/2 mile East of Walmart Monday-Friday 9:00am-4:00pm; Saturday & Sunday by Appointment We accept most insurance plans. Call for benefits. ALL DIGITAL 3 YEAR WARRANTY Come to NuTech Hearing for honest advertised prices. CALL OR COME IN TOD A Y HONEST ADVERTISING PRICING NO SMALL PRINT! The Mini $ 795 NO COST CONSUL T A TION NO COST HEARING TEST 30 DA Y TRIAL OC AL A 3 5 2-6 7 1-2 999 1 1 2 50 SW 9 3rd Ct. R d. ne xt t o Chilis 000AO0V This message provided by this newspaper. L i n d a s H a i r S t u d i o 000AOVY We Have a New Look We Have a New Look W e Have a New Look How About You? How About You? How About Y ou? Come In For Hi & Low Lites, Color, Perms, Great Cuts Alyce, Lou Anne, Steve, Gary Jean And Linda O PEN M ONDA Y T HRU S A T URDA Y J A S M I N E P L A Z A # 1 0 2 8 5 4 1 9 0 0 J A S M I N E P L A Z A # 1 0 2 8 5 4 1 9 0 0 J A S M I N E P L A Z A # 1 0 2 8 5 4 1 9 0 0 C rossroads C rossroads Count r y Ki tchen Count r y Ki tchen Breakfast Served 6am 4pm Mon.-Sat. 7am 3pm Sun. Y OU T RIED THE REST NOW T RY THE BEST! For merly Owners of Spiced Apple in For t Lauder dale O PEN 7 D AY S A W EEK Mon. thru Thur 6 am 8 pm Fri. & Sat. 6 am 9 pm Sun. 7 am 3 pm Crossroads Country Kitchen Y ou lov e i t on Fr iday so w e added T uesday S LOW ROASTED P RIME R IB FOR T WO V e ggies, 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 000AP1P DEBIT CARDS Catering Available 7947 Highway 40 W est 237-1250 N.W. 80th Ave N.W. 60th Ave Highway 40 W Highway 27 N M ON .-S AT 11-C LOSE Expires 3/9/12 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 000AP5Y 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 8 7 3 0 2 2 3 873-0223 WED. SA TURDA Y TUESDA Y ONE LARGE ONE LARGE CHEESE PIZZA CHEESE PIZZA $6.99 $6.99 With purchase of beverage. Exp. 3/9//12 MONDA Y Excluding specials. Exp. 3/9/12 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. 3/9/12 BUY 1 SUB GET ONE BUY 1 SUB GET ONE 1/2 PRICE 1/2 PRICE 2 Beverage purchase required Excluding specials. Exp. 3/9/12 $1.00 OFF $1.00 OFF ENTREE ENTREE 1 1 100 SW 93 Ct. Rd. Suite 12, Ocala, FL Mon-Thur 1 1am-10pm Fri & Sat 1 1am-1 1pm Sunday 1 1am-9pm 402-0003 Buy 1 M eal Get 1 at 1 / 2 OFF Equal or Lesser Value With purchase of 2 drinks With coupon Exp. 4/6/12 000AMMO 711194 711194 Taste The B e s t Taste The Best Ta s t e The Bes t

PAGE 14

Friday, March 2, 2012 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 14~ Friday, March 2, 2012 www.smcitizen.com According to the latest statistics, there are more than 9,000 homeless veterans in Florida with the availability of only 750 transitional beds. Ritz House in Ocala will soon be open it doors, offering 50 more beds to that total. Cherrywood opened its heart recently and along with the community, donated food for this facility to the point that extra shelving was necessary in the pantry. Not content with this, volunteers and the Cherrywood Veterans Club rolled up their sleeves and again opened their hearts by adopting a room in the Ritz. This is an on going commitment to the veterans of Marion County by the Veterans Club of Cherrywood. Taking on this worthwhile task were the men and women of the Veterans Club who volunteered their time and talents to redecorate; clean and furnish a room. Some of these rooms had not been occupied for many years and the task was daunting. Newly refurbished, every room has a small kitchen area with a microwave oven; hot plate; sink; small refrigerator and full set of dishes and flatware. Two rooms share a bath and that too was cleaned and brightened up by the volunteer crew. Residents are referred to Ritz House by the Veterans Administration and given time to gain employment, save a few dollars and move on into the community. During their stay, other services will also be provided to help each individual transition back into society. A bright and cheery room that offers privacy and comfort is a vital part of the recovery process for most of these men and women. Cherrywood Veterans Club through its volunteers has provided that pleasant and homey atmosphere. Every room has used furniture and the volunteers went so far as to resurface and repair bed; dresser; armoire; chest of drawers; floors and even hang pictures and curtains. More than 180 hours of work went into preparing this room for its new resident. After the Vietnam war, there were no welcome home parades or marching bands playing for the returning veterans. In recognition of this, Vietnam vets began greeting each other with the words, Welcome home! A majority of homeless veterans are of the Vietnam era so Cherrywood has said with pride and open arms to those men and women, Welcome Home. Our volunteers who gave so much of their time and abilities are Sandra and Bill Brotherhood; Peggy Konar; Ruth Hurley; Ida and Bill Mahar. On behalf of the veterans of Cherrywood; the non-veterans of Cherrywood to homeless vets: Welcome home CHERRYWOOD ESTATES J EJohn Everlove These are the volunteers who worked on the veterans room at the Ritz. SEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE15 this community and veterans everywhere, we send you each, a heartfelt Salute and a very sincere Thank you for your contribution of time, talent and care. We dont know what theyve been through; but we know what we can do. That Can Do spirit is alive and well at Cherrywood. Still timeTheres still time to enter the 5K walk/run to benefit Marion County Kidney Foundation. Just be at the Cherrywood Clubhouse at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 3, to meet up with all your neighbors and friends who are taking part. All you need is your comfortable walking or running shoes, $20 and a willingness to enjoy helping a very worthy cause. With all the scheduled events and vendors, it promises to be a great time. Contact me, your humble reporter via email for more details. Well see you there. Cherrywood bowlersAccording to the Cherrywood Bowling League President Sandee Spencer, the Cherrywood bowlers are crazy. Now she did say that some of them are just a little crazy while others well One thing for sure, they sure know how to have fun. On my visit I saw a lot of laughter; heard many compliments when spares were picked up or a strike was thrown, and observed some extraordinary body English as bowlers tried to steer their ball with their gyrations. Yup, to the outside observer, I had to agree with Sandee but few groups have more genuine fun times than the bowlers. Every Monday morning, more than 40 residents of Cherrywood assemble at AMF Galaxy West Lanes in Ocala. They sign in, pay their dues and begin to warm up. Fran Hall is the Treasurer/Secretary for the league and even she was having a good time in the usually stressful task of collecting money and assigning lanes. Cherrywood is not a sanctioned league so the competition is light hearted and for bragging rights only. Most of the people come to enjoy the company and companionship of socializing with friends. Eleven thirty until two is when the league gets together which might seem like an unusual time. When asked Fran explained, a lot of people dont like to get up early and enjoy going to lunch after the games are over. In addition, Galaxy Lanes has and excellent snack bar for food and a lounge if you should desire an adult beverage. Always looking for more people from Cherrywood to join them, the league has two ways to play. The first of course, is to join and be assigned to a team or bring in a team of your own. The second, for those who dont want to make a full time commitment is to sign up CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 13 as a substitute. Substitute bowlers fill in for those that are already assigned to a regular team but for whatever reason, have to miss a Monday. The cost to participate in the league is only $10.50 for regular bowlers and $9.10 for substitutes per week. Most agree thats pretty inexpensive for so much entertainment and fun. If you think you might be interested, contact Fran Hall at Hall550@CFL.rr.com for more information. The league runs from September through April and is culminated by a great bowling banquet.Ping PongDid you know that Cherrywood has table tennis? Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:30 until 10, about half a dozen people come to the clubhouse to play and share in this exciting game. The table is in great shape and so are the players. It takes energy and coordination to keep the ball in play and for those who are in moderate or better health; this game offers a pretty good work out. Always looking for new players, you can come in as an individual or with a friend and play doubles. By playing two people per team, everyone gets a chance to enjoy the game with a little rest in between matches. Players interviewed on Thursday were Herb Barnum; Ben Madella; Richard Miles; Lenny Becker and Dave Sutphin. All were eager to get the word out to both men and women about this fun sport. Each one agreed that if you dont know anything about the game, they will be glad to show you how its played and if youre an accomplished player, they will give you friendly competition. Try out table tennis for your pleasure and your health; its a fast paced, fascinating and fun game.Veterans ride the rangeThe Cherrywood Veterans Club members will be headed to the Hernando County Sportsmans Club on March 22 for a morning of shooting. At 9 a.m., interested vets will meet at the Clubhouse and head out for a two-hour shoot. The cost is only $17 plus a donation for drivers who take more than three people in the car pool. Shooters must supply their own ammunition; eye and ear protection. After the range, everyone will gather at the Boathouse Restaurant in Crystal River for a luncheon. Veterans are welcome to bring along their significant other to enjoy the day. Sign up early with Geri or contact Bill Mahar to make reservations. There are only 23 shooting stations and these slots fill up quickly so dont delay. The range is equipped for pistol caliber weapons only.Tennis, anyone?Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings, come out to the tennis court on the south side of the clubhouse at Cherrywood and youll see active adults engaged in the sport of Kings. At 9 a.m. weather permitting, and it usually does, you will find men and women taking part in this exhilarating sport. Every age is represented from 55 to 85 and even older. Players volley the ball back and forth on the concrete court (called a Royal Court) and all kinds of shots can be seen. Lobs, slams, and the occasional netter that just barely creeps over the net after hitting the top of it; theyre all part of the game. You can take part in this great sport. Just put on your shorts and tennis shoes, grab a racket and join the crew. If you dont have a racket or need one restrung, you can contact Rudy Heilman, he does that kind of work. If you think you are too old for tennis, just ask Harold Hinchey; hes only 86 and one of the better players. Put your inhibitions aside and join Inge Heilman, Dave Beauschamp, Bill Thompson, Fran Mullen, Guggy Guglielmi and others for a warm welcome, a fun time and a good game of tennis. Youll enjoy yourself and maybe even leave the court feeling like a King.Health Fair free to publicCherrywood Estates will host a free Senior Health Fair on April 14. The lectures and programs begin at 10:00 AM with the topic, How to Eat Healthier. This will be followed by Healthy Aging of your Muscles & Joints at 11 a.m.; Cancer Prevention, Nutrition & Exercise at noon and ending with Oh My Achy Back! at 1 p.m. Other services offered at the seminar will be weight analysis; BMI (Body Mass Index) fat percentage evaluation; advanced planning for your final arrangements; free spinal Screenings; and information on Hospice of Marion County to name just a few. Seating is limited so if you dont want to miss out on these informative and Two tennis players swap stories. SEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE18 RENEWED SURFACES We Specialize In Repairing Your Concrete Not Just Coloring Over It!! WE MAKE YOUR CONCRETE LOOK GOOD! By Re-Surfacing Your Concrete! Driveways Pool Decks Patios Garages Entrance Ways Non Skid Protection Many Colors! Easy to Keep Clean Mildew & Oil Resistant Commercial Grade Quality NEW CONCRETE 352-237-2796 Family Owned & Operated Since 1972 Licensed & Insured #3803 Dependable We Install New or Replace Old Slabs Driveways Drive Extensions Patios Walkways Total Concrete Service A Division of R.C. Cohn Construction 000A93F 000AKYO Tax Time Is Here... Are Y ou Ready? IAS TAX SERVICES 352-245-3197 ALAN ANDERSON STEVE CHORDAS ENROLLED AGENT ENROLLED AGENT 1665 SW HWY 484 @ I-75 BETWEEN DUNKIN DONUTS AND ZAXBYS FREE ELECTRONIC FILING WITH ALL TAX RETURNS Bring this ad to receive a 1040 with Schedule B & Schedule D for only $ 89 Offer runs from Feb. 17 through March 31, 2012 000APH1 W A.C. INCLUDES REBA TES AND $1800 CASH OR TRADE EQUITY PLUS T AX, T AG, TITLE. 72 MONTH FINANCING. P A YMENTS BASED UPON 1) 36 MO. LEASE, 12,000 MILE/YR. $2,499 DUE A T SIGNING W A.C. 2) 24 MO. LEASE, 1 2,000 MILE/YR. $1,999 DUE A T SIGNING W A.C. SEE ALL OF OUR VEHICLES A T WWW .OCALAMITSUBISHI.COM ALL NEW 2011s MUST GO! ARE YOU A $5,000 WINNER? BRING IN THIS AD AND SEE! CELEBRA TE THE NEW YEAR WITH A NEW MITSUBISHI 10 YEAR/100,000 W ARRANTY LOW LOW INTEREST RA TES MODEL END REDUCTIONS 2011 LANCER NOW $ 13,684 W AS $19,646 NO T A LEASE! BUY FOR ONL Y $219* /MO #C103 #CT066 2011 OUTLANDER SPOR T NOW $ 16,579 WA S $22,272 NO T A LEASE! BUY FOR ONL Y $259* /MO 2200 State Road 200 in Ocala Call 888-429-2206 800-342-3008 OPEN UNTIL 8:00 PM OPEN SUND A Y UNTIL 6:00 PM REALL Y NICE PEOPLE Ocalas Only 4-Star Ocalas Only 4-Star Accommodations Accommodations for Y our P et for Y our P et T our our unique T our our unique facility and you facility and you be the judge! be the judge! 352-861-4566 352-861-4566 Boarding Grooming Boar ding Gr ooming 1 04 1 1 S W 1 05th Str eet Ocala 1 04 1 1 S W 1 05th Str eet Ocala www .palmett ok ennels.com www .palmett ok ennels.com 000AL W5 Kennel Pet Sitting Kennel Grooming Pet Sitting Look for us Look for us Look f or us on Facebook on Facebook on F ace book

PAGE 15

Friday, March 2, 2012 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 14~ Friday, March 2, 2012 www.smcitizen.com According to the latest statistics, there are more than 9,000 homeless veterans in Florida with the availability of only 750 transitional beds. Ritz House in Ocala will soon be open it doors, offering 50 more beds to that total. Cherrywood opened its heart recently and along with the community, donated food for this facility to the point that extra shelving was necessary in the pantry. Not content with this, volunteers and the Cherrywood Veterans Club rolled up their sleeves and again opened their hearts by adopting a room in the Ritz. This is an on going commitment to the veterans of Marion County by the Veterans Club of Cherrywood. Taking on this worthwhile task were the men and women of the Veterans Club who volunteered their time and talents to redecorate; clean and furnish a room. Some of these rooms had not been occupied for many years and the task was daunting. Newly refurbished, every room has a small kitchen area with a microwave oven; hot plate; sink; small refrigerator and full set of dishes and flatware. Two rooms share a bath and that too was cleaned and brightened up by the volunteer crew. Residents are referred to Ritz House by the Veterans Administration and given time to gain employment, save a few dollars and move on into the community. During their stay, other services will also be provided to help each individual transition back into society. A bright and cheery room that offers privacy and comfort is a vital part of the recovery process for most of these men and women. Cherrywood Veterans Club through its volunteers has provided that pleasant and homey atmosphere. Every room has used furniture and the volunteers went so far as to resurface and repair bed; dresser; armoire; chest of drawers; floors and even hang pictures and curtains. More than 180 hours of work went into preparing this room for its new resident. After the Vietnam war, there were no welcome home parades or marching bands playing for the returning veterans. In recognition of this, Vietnam vets began greeting each other with the words, Welcome home! A majority of homeless veterans are of the Vietnam era so Cherrywood has said with pride and open arms to those men and women, Welcome Home. Our volunteers who gave so much of their time and abilities are Sandra and Bill Brotherhood; Peggy Konar; Ruth Hurley; Ida and Bill Mahar. On behalf of the veterans of Cherrywood; the non-veterans of Cherrywood to homeless vets: Welcome home CHERRYWOOD ESTATES J EJohn Everlove These are the volunteers who worked on the veterans room at the Ritz. SEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE15 this community and veterans everywhere, we send you each, a heartfelt Salute and a very sincere Thank you for your contribution of time, talent and care. We dont know what theyve been through; but we know what we can do. That Can Do spirit is alive and well at Cherrywood. Still timeTheres still time to enter the 5K walk/run to benefit Marion County Kidney Foundation. Just be at the Cherrywood Clubhouse at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 3, to meet up with all your neighbors and friends who are taking part. All you need is your comfortable walking or running shoes, $20 and a willingness to enjoy helping a very worthy cause. With all the scheduled events and vendors, it promises to be a great time. Contact me, your humble reporter via email for more details. Well see you there. Cherrywood bowlersAccording to the Cherrywood Bowling League President Sandee Spencer, the Cherrywood bowlers are crazy. Now she did say that some of them are just a little crazy while others well One thing for sure, they sure know how to have fun. On my visit I saw a lot of laughter; heard many compliments when spares were picked up or a strike was thrown, and observed some extraordinary body English as bowlers tried to steer their ball with their gyrations. Yup, to the outside observer, I had to agree with Sandee but few groups have more genuine fun times than the bowlers. Every Monday morning, more than 40 residents of Cherrywood assemble at AMF Galaxy West Lanes in Ocala. They sign in, pay their dues and begin to warm up. Fran Hall is the Treasurer/Secretary for the league and even she was having a good time in the usually stressful task of collecting money and assigning lanes. Cherrywood is not a sanctioned league so the competition is light hearted and for bragging rights only. Most of the people come to enjoy the company and companionship of socializing with friends. Eleven thirty until two is when the league gets together which might seem like an unusual time. When asked Fran explained, a lot of people dont like to get up early and enjoy going to lunch after the games are over. In addition, Galaxy Lanes has and excellent snack bar for food and a lounge if you should desire an adult beverage. Always looking for more people from Cherrywood to join them, the league has two ways to play. The first of course, is to join and be assigned to a team or bring in a team of your own. The second, for those who dont want to make a full time commitment is to sign up CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 13 as a substitute. Substitute bowlers fill in for those that are already assigned to a regular team but for whatever reason, have to miss a Monday. The cost to participate in the league is only $10.50 for regular bowlers and $9.10 for substitutes per week. Most agree thats pretty inexpensive for so much entertainment and fun. If you think you might be interested, contact Fran Hall at Hall550@CFL.rr.com for more information. The league runs from September through April and is culminated by a great bowling banquet.Ping PongDid you know that Cherrywood has table tennis? Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:30 until 10, about half a dozen people come to the clubhouse to play and share in this exciting game. The table is in great shape and so are the players. It takes energy and coordination to keep the ball in play and for those who are in moderate or better health; this game offers a pretty good work out. Always looking for new players, you can come in as an individual or with a friend and play doubles. By playing two people per team, everyone gets a chance to enjoy the game with a little rest in between matches. Players interviewed on Thursday were Herb Barnum; Ben Madella; Richard Miles; Lenny Becker and Dave Sutphin. All were eager to get the word out to both men and women about this fun sport. Each one agreed that if you dont know anything about the game, they will be glad to show you how its played and if youre an accomplished player, they will give you friendly competition. Try out table tennis for your pleasure and your health; its a fast paced, fascinating and fun game.Veterans ride the rangeThe Cherrywood Veterans Club members will be headed to the Hernando County Sportsmans Club on March 22 for a morning of shooting. At 9 a.m., interested vets will meet at the Clubhouse and head out for a two-hour shoot. The cost is only $17 plus a donation for drivers who take more than three people in the car pool. Shooters must supply their own ammunition; eye and ear protection. After the range, everyone will gather at the Boathouse Restaurant in Crystal River for a luncheon. Veterans are welcome to bring along their significant other to enjoy the day. Sign up early with Geri or contact Bill Mahar to make reservations. There are only 23 shooting stations and these slots fill up quickly so dont delay. The range is equipped for pistol caliber weapons only.Tennis, anyone?Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings, come out to the tennis court on the south side of the clubhouse at Cherrywood and youll see active adults engaged in the sport of Kings. At 9 a.m. weather permitting, and it usually does, you will find men and women taking part in this exhilarating sport. Every age is represented from 55 to 85 and even older. Players volley the ball back and forth on the concrete court (called a Royal Court) and all kinds of shots can be seen. Lobs, slams, and the occasional netter that just barely creeps over the net after hitting the top of it; theyre all part of the game. You can take part in this great sport. Just put on your shorts and tennis shoes, grab a racket and join the crew. If you dont have a racket or need one restrung, you can contact Rudy Heilman, he does that kind of work. If you think you are too old for tennis, just ask Harold Hinchey; hes only 86 and one of the better players. Put your inhibitions aside and join Inge Heilman, Dave Beauschamp, Bill Thompson, Fran Mullen, Guggy Guglielmi and others for a warm welcome, a fun time and a good game of tennis. Youll enjoy yourself and maybe even leave the court feeling like a King.Health Fair free to publicCherrywood Estates will host a free Senior Health Fair on April 14. The lectures and programs begin at 10:00 AM with the topic, How to Eat Healthier. This will be followed by Healthy Aging of your Muscles & Joints at 11 a.m.; Cancer Prevention, Nutrition & Exercise at noon and ending with Oh My Achy Back! at 1 p.m. Other services offered at the seminar will be weight analysis; BMI (Body Mass Index) fat percentage evaluation; advanced planning for your final arrangements; free spinal Screenings; and information on Hospice of Marion County to name just a few. Seating is limited so if you dont want to miss out on these informative and Two tennis players swap stories. SEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE18 RENEWED SURFACES We Specialize In Repairing Your Concrete Not Just Coloring Over It!! WE MAKE YOUR CONCRETE LOOK GOOD! By Re-Surfacing Your Concrete! Driveways Pool Decks Patios Garages Entrance Ways Non Skid Protection Many Colors! Easy to Keep Clean Mildew & Oil Resistant Commercial Grade Quality NEW CONCRETE 352-237-2796 Family Owned & Operated Since 1972 Licensed & Insured #3803 Dependable We Install New or Replace Old Slabs Driveways Drive Extensions Patios Walkways Total Concrete Service A Division of R.C. Cohn Construction 000A93F 000AKYO Tax Time Is Here... Are Y ou Ready? IAS TAX SERVICES 352-245-3197 ALAN ANDERSON STEVE CHORDAS ENROLLED AGENT ENROLLED AGENT 1665 SW HWY 484 @ I-75 BETWEEN DUNKIN DONUTS AND ZAXBYS FREE ELECTRONIC FILING WITH ALL TAX RETURNS Bring this ad to receive a 1040 with Schedule B & Schedule D for only $ 89 Offer runs from Feb. 17 through March 31, 2012 000APH1 W A.C. INCLUDES REBA TES AND $1800 CASH OR TRADE EQUITY PLUS T AX, T AG, TITLE. 72 MONTH FINANCING. P A YMENTS BASED UPON 1) 36 MO. LEASE, 12,000 MILE/YR. $2,499 DUE A T SIGNING W A.C. 2) 24 MO. LEASE, 1 2,000 MILE/YR. $1,999 DUE A T SIGNING W A.C. SEE ALL OF OUR VEHICLES A T WWW .OCALAMITSUBISHI.COM ALL NEW 2011s MUST GO! ARE YOU A $5,000 WINNER? BRING IN THIS AD AND SEE! CELEBRA TE THE NEW YEAR WITH A NEW MITSUBISHI 10 YEAR/100,000 W ARRANTY LOW LOW INTEREST RA TES MODEL END REDUCTIONS 2011 LANCER NOW $ 13,684 W AS $19,646 NO T A LEASE! BUY FOR ONL Y $219* /MO #C103 #CT066 2011 OUTLANDER SPOR T NOW $ 16,579 WA S $22,272 NO T A LEASE! BUY FOR ONL Y $259* /MO 2200 State Road 200 in Ocala Call 888-429-2206 800-342-3008 OPEN UNTIL 8:00 PM OPEN SUND A Y UNTIL 6:00 PM REALL Y NICE PEOPLE Ocalas Only 4-Star Ocalas Only 4-Star Accommodations Accommodations for Y our P et for Y our P et T our our unique T our our unique facility and you facility and you be the judge! be the judge! 352-861-4566 352-861-4566 Boarding Grooming Boar ding Gr ooming 1 04 1 1 S W 1 05th Str eet Ocala 1 04 1 1 S W 1 05th Str eet Ocala www .palmett ok ennels.com www .palmett ok ennels.com 000AL W5 Kennel Pet Sitting Kennel Grooming Pet Sitting Look for us Look for us Look f or us on Facebook on Facebook on F ace book

PAGE 16

The action in Little Theatres play Sex Please Were Sixty really ramps up when Mrs Stancliff, the proprietress of the Rose Cottage Bed and Breakfast, enlists the aid of Henry, her gentleman caller, to help her reduce the amorous inclinations of Bud The Stud. Henry, a retired chemist, has recently returned from a trip to Italy and is engaged in developing a pill he discovered there that increases the libido in menopausal women. An ingredient in the pill goes awry, however, and things go mysteriously strange and belly laughing funny when both Bud and Henry mistakenly take a dose of the pill. Remaining ticket sales in the Orchid Club are on March 6 from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m., March 10 from 8 to 10 a.m. and March 14 from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. In the Palm Grove Club ticket sales will be on March 5 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. There are a few remaining tickets for the dinner show as well as reserved seats for the other shows. If you cannot make one of the above selling dates, call Diana Schmidt for dinner show tickets at 352-8737243 and for all others call Linda Noel at 352-873-9908. This play is receiving great reviews where playing around the country!!Do You Remember? Super Bowl PartyTune in channel 12 for Len Teitlers presentation of the 2012 Super Bowl Party, narrated by Anna Boodee. It will air following FYI daily from March 2 to March 9 at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Baby Boomers Bowling and GamblingThe 2nd Annual Oak Run Baby Boomers Bowling and Pizza Party will take place on Saturday, March 10, at 2 p.m. at AMF West Lanes. Cost is $12 per bowler which includes 3 games, shoe rental, 2 slices of pizza and pop. Cost for non-bowlers is $5. Tickets will be on sale tomorrow, Saturday, March 3, from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Orchid Club lobby. For more information call Marianne at 352-237-9928. Its Hard Rock time again. Oak Run Baby Boomers and their guests are invited to join us for another fun-filled trip to Tampa on Tuesday, April 10. We will leave the Palm Grove lot promptly at 12:30 p.m. and depart Hard Rock at 7:30 p.m. Get your tickets March 10 from 9 to 11 a.m. inside the Orchid Club auditorium where Donut Drop-In will be taking place until 10 a.m. For your $20 you will receive $30 in free play, plus a $5 food voucher. Transportation and gratuity are included. For Information call Adele at 352-854-7963. Upper Midwest ClubWhen is a chili cook-off not a chili cook-off? When its a Lets Get Crockd cook-off, thats when. What is a Lets Get Crockd cook-off you ask? Its when the members supply the crock pots of chili, but the club supplies other crock pot type items like clam chowder, beef stew, kielbasa and sauerkraut, and pasta dishes. So on March 14 it will be a Lets get Crockd cook-off expanded to include many items made in a crock pot. This cook-off will be a new twist to crock pot cooking and yes chili in a pot can still be made. If you do not want to cook chili, just bring finger foods or a dessert. Everyone should bring the beverage of their choice. The entertainment for the event will be Homer Noodleman, a one-man comedy-variety show. Come prepared to laugh a lot. The annual Chinese auction will be on for the night as well, so bring an item to the party and we will auction it off for the club. There will also be a 75:25 raffle and door prizes. Ticket sales for all this will be Monday, March 5, and Tuesday, March 6, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Orchid Club lobby. Please note the change in the cost: members only $5 and guests, $7.Laurel Oaks directories, planning, mens breakfast, St. Patricks DayLaurel Oaks is a very active neighborhood. In order to better communicate with all our neighbors an e-mail listing is maintained. The March Laurel Oaks Newsletter contains a form for corrections, deletions and new e-mail addresses. A form for updates to the address and phone directory is also included. Please complete the form and return it as directed. E-mail addresses are never shared and only appropriate Laurel Oaks items are distributed. Thank you for your cooperation. The neighborhood planning committee will meet on Monday, March 5, at 7 p.m. to plan upcoming events. Wont you join in and share your ideas? RSVP to Deb at 352-5666293. On Thursday, March 15, the Laurel Oaks Mens Breakfast will host two guest speakers from the Marion County Sheriffs Department.. Captain James Burton, District Commander of the South West District, and Duane Johnson, South West COPS Coordinator, will discuss their responsibilities in the South West District. This will be a very informative discussion with an opportunity to ask questions. The breakfast will be held at the Royal Oaks Golf Club at 8 a.m. RSVP to Bill at 352237-4550 or e-mail empireago@embarqmail.com (There are no hyphens in this address.) Give the mens breakfast a try!! The famous Laurel Oaks St. Patricks Day party will be held on Saturday, March 17, at the Orchid Club. Yes, that is St. Patricks Day!! Green and white carnations will grace each table with balloons floating over head. A choice of four different styles of hats will be available for each person. A beautiful green bead necklace with three shamrocks will be presented to each of the ladies. Yes, there will be beads for the gents as well and everyone will receive a green shamrock wrist bracelet! Top it off with a delicious corned beef and cabbage dinner. Bring the beverage of your choice. There will be musical entertainment with professional singer Fred Campbell. Join in the Irish trivia contest, sing along, buy 50/50 tickets and there will be other surprises! The best St. Patricks party in Ocala is only $13.50 per person! (A limited number of seats are available for residents of other neighborhoods). Check your cubby for the flyer. For more information call Paula at 352-237-4550. Lets fill the Orchid Club and have a great time!New England ClubThe New England Club will hold the March meeting on Thursday, the 15th, at the Orchid Club. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner served at 6 p.m., consisting of ham or breast of chicken and boiled vegetables, including cabbage.. Sign ups will be on Monday, March 5, and Friday, March 9, in the Orchid Club lobby from 10 a.m. until noon. Cost of tickets is $15. The entertainment will be a team trivia contest, so put on your thinking caps and bring your memory with you. A 50/50 will be held and door prizes awarded. Please bring a friend and remember new members are always welcome. If you need any information or have any questions please call Mary at 352-854-7941. Married for 73 Years!Can you imagine being married for 73 years? Frank and Esther Jensen, who reside in neighborhood 2, have been married that long! They wed in New York, had two boys and three girls and were snow birds. Falling in love with Oak Run they decided to firmly plant their feet here. Their friends Jack and Dollie Ryan want Oak Runners to know about the Jensens long term love affair. New York Club Greetings to our club members and all Oak Runners. Even with empty pockets from our trip to the Tampa racetrack, most will be joining in for a fun time at our International Dinner Dance on March 28. It will be interesting to see those who wear or show their background or heritage. Tickets will be on sale on March 12. If you are an Oak Runner, come join this fun-for-all club. Dues are $6 per person. For more information contact Nancy Lillard at 352-8736110. Contact our Sunshine Gal Ginny at 352-854-5120 to cheer a member. Golfview Spring FlingGolfview is having a Spring Fling, Friday, March 16, at 6 p.m. at Palm Grove. Cost will be $5 per person. Please bring a heavy hors doeuvre to serve 10 people and bring the beverage of your choice. Entertainment will be An Affair to Remember by Ron Ratisher DJ and MC. There will be a 50/50 raffle. For more information please contact Sandy Mantel.Genealogy ClubThe Oak Run Genealogy Club will meet on Friday, March 16, at 9:30 a.m. in the card room of the Orchid Club. Jim Waddell will present the program Google for the Genealogist which will give everyone enough information to be successful in doing basic searches using Google. Unless otherwise noted club meetings are held on the third Wednesday of every month; please refer to the clubs blog, orgenealogy.blogspot.com, for any last minute changes. (There are no hyphens in this address.) Cant Help SingingCant Help Singing will return to Palm Grove on Friday, April 20, Saturdays July 14, and Sept. 1, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Please mark your calendars. Our little show is still a gift of love to our friends and neighbors in Oak Run. The talented Nick LaPetina will delight us with his piano. Vinny Mure, without a doubt one of the finest performers of our time, continues to deliver his songs with class. Ralph Dragottos renditions of Mamma, Too Ra Loo Ra and Yiddisha Mamma have a magic to delight. We are hoping Rosemarie Imbriale can join us. Come let us caress your heart with our songs. Keep well and God bless. Oak Run TravelThose of you who went to the Stetson Mansion with us last year know what a fantastic, interesting guide we had with Kent. Well, we have him again for two trips this year. The first trip that Kent will do for us is on Friday, Nov. 16, and is called Rediscovering the Real Florida. Our first stop is one of the oldest ranches is Florida that is now the largest training facility for harness racing. We will see young ponies being put through their paces on the race track and learn how they are pampered. Next we will visit DeLeon Springs State Park where we will stop for a most unusual lunch of pancakes at a restored Sugar Mill in the park. Afterward, we will visit the Pioneer Settlement for the Creative Arts to see first hand how the early pioneers persevered. A village has been created with over 17 buildings in-Friday, March 2, 2012 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com CALL TOM OR SUSIE AT 854-3986To place your food ad in this section!Color RED isfree! 16~ Friday, March 2, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Tickets available for Little Theatre performance OAK RUN C WCarol AnnWheeler PHOTO BY RON RATNERMargarethe and Milton Nachbar of Oak Run show their pastel art work at The 20th annual Fine Arts Show. PLEASESEEOAK RUN, PAGE16 OAK RUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 13 PLEASESEEOAK RUN, PAGE20 000AHGE 000A82Q ALL FAITH CREMATION SOCIETY 000AOYY 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. Call for pricing. 3 Room Minimum 24 Years Carpet Cleaning One Chair Cleaned FREE Sofa & Love Seat $ 65 Dryer & Vent Cleaning Special $ 50 W INTER S PECIALS $ 15 Per Room 000AOR5 FREE HEARING IMPAIRED PHONE INTERNET & LANDLINE NEEDED NO GIMMICK NO MONTHLY FEE FITS UP TO SEVERE LOSS WATER RESISTANT Dont get caught up in Bait & Switch Sales Pitches! 000AP7O INVERNESS 352-419-7911 3161-C E. Gulf to Lake Hwy. 1/2 mile East of Walmart Monday-Friday 9:00am-4:00pm; Saturday & Sunday by Appointment We accept most insurance plans. Call for benefits. ALL DIGITAL 3 YEAR WARRANTY Come to NuTech Hearing for honest advertised prices. CALL OR COME IN TOD A Y HONEST ADVERTISING PRICING NO SMALL PRINT! The Mini $ 795 NO COST CONSUL T A TION NO COST HEARING TEST 30 DA Y TRIAL OC AL A 3 5 2-6 7 1-2 999 1 1 2 50 SW 9 3rd Ct. R d. ne xt t o Chilis 000AO0V This message provided by this newspaper. L i n d a s H a i r S t u d i o 000AOVY We Have a New Look We Have a New Look W e Have a New Look How About You? How About You? How About Y ou? Come In For Hi & Low Lites, Color, Perms, Great Cuts Alyce, Lou Anne, Steve, Gary Jean And Linda O PEN M ONDA Y T HRU S A T URDA Y J A S M I N E P L A Z A # 1 0 2 8 5 4 1 9 0 0 J A S M I N E P L A Z A # 1 0 2 8 5 4 1 9 0 0 J A S M I N E P L A Z A # 1 0 2 8 5 4 1 9 0 0 C rossroads C rossroads Count r y Ki tchen Count r y Ki tchen Breakfast Served 6am 4pm Mon.-Sat. 7am 3pm Sun. Y OU T RIED THE REST NOW T RY THE BEST! For merly Owners of Spiced Apple in For t Lauder dale O PEN 7 D AY S A W EEK Mon. thru Thur 6 am 8 pm Fri. & Sat. 6 am 9 pm Sun. 7 am 3 pm Crossroads Country Kitchen Y ou lov e i t on Fr iday so w e added T uesday S LOW ROASTED P RIME R IB FOR T WO V e ggies, 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 000AP1P DEBIT CARDS Catering Available 7947 Highway 40 W est 237-1250 N.W. 80th Ave N.W. 60th Ave Highway 40 W Highway 27 N M ON .-S AT 11-C LOSE Expires 3/9/12 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 000AP5Y 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 8 7 3 0 2 2 3 873-0223 WED. SA TURDA Y TUESDA Y ONE LARGE ONE LARGE CHEESE PIZZA CHEESE PIZZA $6.99 $6.99 With purchase of beverage. Exp. 3/9//12 MONDA Y Excluding specials. Exp. 3/9/12 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. 3/9/12 BUY 1 SUB GET ONE BUY 1 SUB GET ONE 1/2 PRICE 1/2 PRICE 2 Beverage purchase required Excluding specials. Exp. 3/9/12 $1.00 OFF $1.00 OFF ENTREE ENTREE 1 1 100 SW 93 Ct. Rd. Suite 12, Ocala, FL Mon-Thur 1 1am-10pm Fri & Sat 1 1am-1 1pm Sunday 1 1am-9pm 402-0003 Buy 1 M eal Get 1 at 1 / 2 OFF Equal or Lesser Value With purchase of 2 drinks With coupon Exp. 4/6/12 000AMMO 711194 711194 Taste The B e s t Taste The Best Ta s t e The Bes t

PAGE 17

Friday, March 2, 2012 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 12~ Friday, March 2, 2012 www.smcitizen.com CALL TOM OR SUSIE AT 854-3986To place your food ad in this section!Color RED isfree! Our Redeemer LutheranOur Redeemer Lutheran Church is conducting midweek (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 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.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 352-624-9563.Christs Church of Marion CountySaturday, March 3: Men's Prayer Group, 8 a.m. Sunday, March 4: Sunday School, 9:30 am. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 6: Women's Ministry, 'Work Night', 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 7: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Saturday, March 10: Women's Spring Break, Guest Speaker: Gaye Martin, 9 am. Sunday, March 11: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Friendship Fellowship Sunday; join the congregation for lunch "Irish Flair" after the worship service. Christs Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., off State Road 200, Ocala. Phone is 352-8616182, website is www.ccomc.org.Joy Lutheran ChurchThe Wednesday night Lenten Services theme will be Dark Nights of the Soul. Senior Pastor Edward Holloway Jr. will provide the messages on such topics as Alone in Sin, Lonely, Cold, Breathless, Lost, In Pain, and AloneAgain. A Soup Supper will precede the Wednesday night Lenten services at 5:30 p.m. The theme for the Sunday services in Lent (8:15 and 11 a.m.) will be A Journey from Fear to Love. Pastor Holloways messages will be on Fear of the World, Fear of My Own Way, Fear of God, Fear of the Holy Spirit and Fear of Light. Joy Evangelical Lutheran Church is on Southwest State Road 200 at 83rd Place, Ocala. For more information call the church office at 3528544509 ext 221.St. Jude Catholic The Bereavement Group for those grieving the loss of a loved one will meet on Tuesdays, March 13 and March 27, 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. Classes for Spanish as a second language continue to be offered every Thursday at 11:30 a.m. Stations of the Cross continue every Friday during Lent at 8:30 a.m. in English and at 7 p.m. in Spanish. Fr. Fernando Gil will present our Lenten Mission this year. It will be given on Saturday, March 3 in English and Saturday, March 10 in Spanish. Time is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Refreshments will be available. On Saturday, March 17, there will be a Healing Mass, followed by a luncheon in the Parish Hall, for those suffering in both mind and body. A Penance Service is scheduled for Thursday, March 29, at 7 p.m. Several priests will be in attendance for those who wish to avail themselves of the Sacrament of Reconciliation. The parishioners of St. Jude Catholic Community mourn the passing of their former pastor, Fr. Anthony Palmese, on Feb. 2. RELIGION Purim in the Wild West with ChabadPurim in The Wild West is Chabad of Marion Countys creative twist this year on their traditional Purim party, to accommodate the anticipated crowds of men, women and children who throng Chabad for their annual Purim celebrations. On Purim, Chabad is the place to be! Chabads grand Purim Bash will be held at the Courtyard Marriott of Ocala, 3712 SW 38th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34474 Thursday, March 8, 5:30 p.m. The celebration will begin with a unique Multimedia Megillah Reading followed by exciting, music, hamentashen, western style dinner buffet and more. In the spirit of Purim, come in a Wild West costume to be included in the lively competition where judges will award prizes to contestants with the most innovative or funny costumes. All are welcome to join regardless of affiliation or background, no membership required. The Cost is $12 per Adult and $8 per child. Purim celebrates the salvation of the Jewish people, in the year 3405 from Creation (356 bce), from Hamans plot to destroy, kill and annihilate all the Jews, young and old, infants and women, in a single day. (Purim literally means lots for Haman determined the day of annihilation by throwing a lottery.) It is observed by public readings of the megillah Scroll of Esther, sending food portions to friends, giving gifts of money to the poor, and enjoying a festive meal accompanied with joyous drink. To RSVP or for more information on Chabads Purim festivities or on the holiday of Purim and its observances, contact Chabad of Marion County at 352-291-2218 info@jewishmarion.org or log on to www.JewishMairon.org 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 000AOWE 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 000APHA 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 3/9/12 NOW SERVING LUNCH Sandwiches & Salads 000AO8E Whats For Whats For LUNCH? LUNCH? Our Monday Thru Friday Daily Lunch Specials Our Monday Thru Friday Daily Lunch Specials Are Freshly Prepared Every Day 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 Introducing Country House Salad Plus Choice of Baked Potato or Soup 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 711193 Taste The B e s t Taste The Best Ta s t e The Bes t 000AQBW

PAGE 18

who defied convention and studied sacred texts. We have women during the Inquisition teaching Judaism in secret to their children under pain of death or the fires of the auto da fe. There were the women in the Holocaust who died trying to save their children from the fires of hell. And there were the women soldiers in the Israeli army who fought side by side with the men for the freedom of the Jewish state. Esthers model of valor has certainly stood as a beacon and inspiration for feminist involvement and as Esther acted in the Purim story, so have other Jewish women as they faced the same threats of annihilation. When Jews celebrate that joyous festival of Purim (March 8, 2012) they will be singing, dancing, telling stories, masquerading and eating lots of hamantashen. (Cookies shaped liked Hamans hat) Even as modern Persia (Iran) threatens Israel with weapons even Haman could not have dreamed of, somewhere, I believe, is an Esther waiting to come forth once again to rescue her people.Judi is a former teacher and Jewish educator. She lives in Sun Valley with her husband, Phil.Friday, March 2, 2012 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 18 ~ Friday, March 2, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Attend the worship service of your choice... JUDICONTINUED FROM PAGE 10 Homeschool help availableAre you a Marion County Homeschooler looking to make more friends for trips, projects, outings and play dates? Are you thinking about homeschooling and would like a place to ask questions, get advice or voice concerns? Be sure to check out an inclusive, everyone is welcome group that is very active and always looking to make new friends. Come check us out! http://ocalahomeschooling.com or call: 352-5087465. helpful seminars, call Geri at the clubhouse, 352-2371675 and make your reservations. The Activities Team will be providing coffee and Danish in the morning and a light lunch for a small fee. Vendors participating in the Senior Health Fair are: db Hearing Solutions; Geril Therapy; Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services; Home Instead Senior Care; Hospice of Marion County; Lifestyles Solutions Medical Spa; McKenney Chiropractic Care; Premier Medical Center; Robert Boissoneault Oncology Institute and Thermo Cool Heat & Air. Sail awayTake a chance and win a trip to the Bahamas aboard Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. Spend three days of fun and relaxation with port fees; taxes and gratuities all included plus an extra hundred dollars in spending money. The Veterans Club of Cherrywood is sponsoring this raffle that will be held at the Memorial Day observance. Tickets are only $10 for one or three for $20 and are available from Geri at the office, or Bill Mahar or Rich Hurley. You dont have to be present to win and you dont even have to be a Cherrywood resident to win. Good luck.Spotlight on ExcellenceThere 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 an energetic, vivacious young lady who heads up our Activities Committee, Eve Houghtaling. Eve and her husband of 47 years, Jim, are originally from Michigan. They have a son who lives in North Carolina and a daughter in Indiana and two grandchildren. In 1999, they moved to Cherrywood and immediately became active in their new community. As Social Director for the 2000 member parish of Saint Johns Church, Eve was responsible for putting on dinners and parties and programs that enhanced the mission of the church. This was no small order for a congregation as large as Saint Johns especially when it came to things like Thanksgiving or Christmas dinners. Specializing in the education of youngsters, Eve was a pre-school teacher and taught pre-school courses at Mott Community College in Flint, Michigan. From her teaching and work at the parish she learned her expert administrative skills. These became evident in her other work in the community. During her service in Michigan she ran and assisted in such projects as a shelter for abused women; foster care for the young; and was a Religious Services Director. This fit in with her life long desire to do random acts of kindness and to make the world a better place. When Eve and Jim retired and came to Florida, Eves philosophy did not change nor did her desire to help people. Since coming to Cherrywood in 1999, Eve has served the Vet Club; Entertainment Committee; Activities Committee and been a part of many other programs. Diagnosed with Parkinsons disease a little over a year and a half ago, Eve has never slowed down. She is treating her affliction with holistic medical procedures and a dogged determination that will no doubt help her triumph over this medical problem. Youve seen Eve if youve ever been to an event sponsored by the Activities Committee; bowling; painting or pool aerobics classes. She also enjoys gardening and long walks with her friends. As if that werent enough, one day a week she volunteers at the VFW in the kitchen. When asked why she did so much for the Cherrywood Community, Eve smiled warmly and answered, I love the people. We support each other and theres no class system here. Everything is open to everyone. If youve been in the Clubhouse lately you will notice that the tables are decorated for St. Pattys Day with beautiful flowers. Eve who feels that flowers make the place feel homey is responsible for that. CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 15 SEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE25 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 000AKP7 VILLAGES COMPUTER & REPAIR (352) 237-4852 email: villagescomputer@yahoo.com Next to the neighborhood Storage on SR200 across from the Jasmine Plaza Computer Repair Custom Building Computer Classes Free Diagnostics Data Recovery Networking In Store Service or at Your Location FREE Service Calls to your house or business with this ad 7256 SW 62nd Ave., Suite 5, Ocala, FL 34476 9330 SW 105th St., Ocala, FL 34481 854-9550 www.ocalawestumc.com 100th Ave. SW 105th St SW 110th St 484 Marion Oaks Library SW 103 rd St Pi ne 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 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 Phone (352) 861-9080 Sunday Services 10:30 a.m. 6:00 p.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Monday Morning Christians JOIN US IN WORSHIP 9045 SW 60th A ve. Ocala, FL 000AM2R Bible Studies W e dnesday 7:00 p.m. Minister Anthony Smith Southwest Christian Church 000A92N 7768 SW Hwy 200 (352) 237-4633 www .cpcocala.or g W elcome to Countr yside Presbyterian Chur ch (USA) Sunday Bible Study 9:00 am Sunday W orship 10:30 am T uesday Bible Study 2:00 pm Nurser y A vailable Pastor Gar y O. Marshall Y our Spiritual Home 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 F EED your soul, S AVOR the richness of J EWISH tradition, Q UENCH your thirst for knowledge & wisdom, T ASTE the flavors of Jewish culture, B E W ELCOMED A S A F AMILY Worship Education Social Action Cemetery Social Choir Sisterhood 000A932 Imagine a place where you can TEMPLE BETH SHALOM is all this and more Erev Shabbat Services Fridays, 8 pm 1109 NE 8th Ave., Ocala, FL www.jewishocala.org Fostering Jewish life in Marion County 854-6446 T emple Beth Shalom of Ocala Reservations for FREE bus 873-3995 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 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 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 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 000AF8L 000AI1H Mane Event Hair Salon A Full Service Hair Salon 854-5969 8720 S.W State Road 200 #1 Dillen Plaza MASSAGE BY APPOINTMENT 000AKDH 000AMXX (Located in Kingsland Plaza, 8810 Hwy 200, across from Pine Run, at traf fic light) (352) 854-6464 T oll Free 1-800-749-3245 E-mail: service@eaglerealtyofocala.com W ebsite: www .EagleRealtyOfOcala.com Of Ocala, Inc. LAND RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL 000APH3 8657B SW 96 LANE $54,900 OPEN HOUSE SUNDA Y MARCH 4, 2012 1:00 to 2:00 pm ON T OP OF THE WORLD RESALES OPEN HOUSE SUNDA Y MARCH 4, 2012 1:00 to 2:00 pm PINE RUN EST A TES Dot Baker 207-8399 GORGEOUS BIRMINGHAM close to front gate and post of fice. Excellent condition. Neutral color floors and walls, plantation shutters all windows. Beautiful tile in high traf fic areas; Kitchen/Family Florida and Bathrooms. Close to shopping Dir ections: SW Hwy 200 to OT OW Entrance, past gate take first right on 85th T err ., then left on 96th Lane to second home on right. 8917 SW 102 PLACE $44,900 NEW ROOF 2008 NEW A/C 201 1 NEW P AINT NICE LA WN. SHOWS REAL GOOD. 2 Bdrm, 2 bath, 1 car port, Covered Patio, Florida Room, Appliances, W indow T reatments. Dir ections: SW Hwy 200 to Pine Run Entrance past Gate, left to 102 Place, Second home on right. John Nick 433-3526

PAGE 19

Friday, March 2, 2012 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com Attend the worship service of your choice... 10~ Friday, March 2, 2012 www.smcitizen.com The Right Choices For High energy cost is his goalIt now appears we woke up to the reality of high gas prices. Huge increases in all energy bills were planned for and spoken of by President Obama. It seems his supporters have forgotten his energy goals that included having our cost skyrocket and that is the precise term he publicly used. I cant believe this doesnt upset you regardless of political party. Obama wants these high prices and this is an undeniable fact! Nothing destroys our standard of living more or quicker than the cost of energy, especially those of us in the middle. He is so committed to being our green president that he detests our dependence on oil, gas and coal, preferring more expensive alternatives. He makes fun of the slogan, Drill Baby Drill, and this in itself shows the utter disrespect and distain he holds for our American standard of living and his desire to bring us to the European level, including their fuel prices. The new slogan may someday be, A Windmill in Every Back Yard. If we had real news reporters, they would bring up the above whenever they have access to questioning him on this subject. If we would go after the above natural resources our prices would begin dropping in the very near future as would our dependence on Middle East oil. Open up the pipe lines and never be dependent on our enemy. We need to send the EPA packing, getting them get out of our way, quit worrying about man made global warming and use our God-given resources right here in America. Some readers will disagree with the above, but you cant argue with facts! If you still support this president, look closely at his views of who we are and what we should be, including his understanding of our heritage, and never complain about gas prices. Remember he has told the world that we are not a Christian nation. You really believe he is Proud To Be An American? Despite all of our problems, this is still the greatest country in the world and we need to stand up and insist we stay that way. May God always come first in our lives and we remember how he has blessed us. Wayne Rackley Ocala LETTERCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 It is a story that dates back 2500 years. Although part of the Hebrew Bible, the story does not mention the name of God even once. There are speculations that the story did not exist; still the story of Queen Esther holds a fascination for Jews and feminists because of its timeless teachings. And a woman is the heroine of the day. The story of Esther is told in the megillah or scroll of Esther in the Hebrew Bible. As the story unfolds, Vashti, Queen of Persia is commanded by King Ashasuerus to appear before the court so that he can show off her beauty. Modern midrash (interpretation) explains that the showing off meant she was to dance nude before the court. In a bold move for feminism, she refuses the royal command. The kings advisers counsel him to banish this spirited woman who would dare to defy the king! After all, they reasoned, soon all the husbands in Persia would be taking orders from their wives! (Esther 1:17) Unfortunately, Vashti is banished from the court and the hunt is on for a new queen. Of all the lovelies in Persia, it is Esther the Jewess that is chosen. Carefully hiding her true identity, she rises to the position of Queen and goes about the daily life at court until an event pushes her into the forefront of confronting her Jewish identity and spirituality. It is this event that is the crux of the story, the very essence of the Purim message and its link with feminism. As history would have it, a virulent anti-Semite, Haman, is appointed the kings vizier. He draws lots, purim, to determine the date he will execute the Jews of Persia. Queen Esther learns of this diabolical plot from her uncle Mordecai who is a frequent at court. Mordecai pleads with Esther to save her people. He reminds her that she, too, would not be saved if Haman were allowed to fulfill his evil plans. In this statement, we have a Jewish principle echoed by Rabbi Hillel: Do not separate yourself from the community. Esther is certainly keeping her Jewishness in mind knowing it could be her downfall. Mordecais argument also includes the fact that perhaps she was put in this position of Queen by God so that she would be able to act as Gods instrument to save her people. For such patriarchal times, we have a situation that will involve a woman to be the savior of the day! Now that is a Biblical switch of plans. What happens next is extraordinary. Like the strong Jewish women through out the ages, Esther hatches a plan to snare Haman and win the favor of the king. Even though law forbids her to do so, she goes before the king to invite him and Haman to a banquet (playing on the Kings excess of parties and drink). She takes a big risk to be ushered into the royal presence because without an official summons, he could order her killed and then there would be no one to plead on the Jews behalf. For three days she fasts and prays (Jews today commemorate this by fasting on the day before Purim) and fearful for her life, she requests a summons before Ahasuerus. Legend has it that her beauty softened his heart and he offers her half his kingdom; she offers him a banquet. After three days of feasting, she reveals Hamans evil intentions and her Jewish identity. The king orders Haman to be hanged on the gallows and that the Jews should be allowed to defend themselves against any who would seek their destruction on the auspicious day of Adar 14 as determined by Haman. The Jews are saved and Mordecai issues an edit to all Jews to celebrate the day with light and gladness and sending gifts to each other and to those in need. What is so wonderful about this story is that Esther shows such valor. It is no accident that she is a rightful role model for Jewish women. Throughout history, Jewish women had to step forth into roles typically held by men. We have Jewish female scholars during the Middle Ages Feminism in the Purim story PLEASESEEJUDI, PAGE11 JUDIS JOURNAL J SJudi Siegal Community calendar Friday, March 2 Spring s ale 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 T ee 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.Che ss Cl ub to m eetThe 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 Con grega tionalThe 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).E lks g ear 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. More on Page 21 000AP5A CERTIFIED MEDICAL SYSTEMS 6225 SW Hwy 200, Ocala Across from Jasmine Square 237-4146 Toll Free 1-877-322-0873 New and Used Auto Lifts installed and serviced 26 years in the mobility industry Satisfaction guaranteed Factory trained sales and service personnel Medicare, insurance & third party billing SCOOTER LIFTS POWER WHEELCHAIR SCOOTER LIFT CHAIR WHEELCHAIR VANS Large Inventory 000AK49 Dr. Stubrud, Dr. Sands and Dr. Simpson Chiropractic, Massage, Acupuncture N 1/4 Mi. SR 200 103rd St. Rd. www.downtownchiropractic.us 8484 SW 103rd St. Rd. Massage Therapy License #MM 20064 352-732-2745 We take Medicare, Blue Cross, Auto, & Most Health Insurance Blue Cross & Blue Shield T ri Care Standard T ri Care For Life Medicare Assignment Network Blue Blue Options BCBS Medicare Advantage Plans On Site: Laboratory X-ray EKG Ultrasound Holter Monitors Pulmonary Function Echocardiogram Stress Test Bone Density Countryside Medical Countryside Medical Board Certified Family Practice 87 3-4458 H RS : M ON -F RI 8:00 A M .5:00 P M 000A79Q Dr Lee Dr Mostov 7860 SW 103 RD S T R D B LDG 100, S UITE 101 O CALA FL 34476 COUNTR YSIDEMED COM GENERAL DENTISTR Y & DENTURES Jessica Fernandez D. D. S Julio Sanchez D. D. S Now Accepting Aetna & Delta Cigna PPO GEHA Connection Guardian PPO MetLife Ins. PUP Insurance 000AMN7 Up to 18 Months No Interest Payment Plans Call T oday for Appointment: 840-7077 8750 SW Hwy 200, Suite 101 Ocala Red Roof Building Se habla Espaol Codes D0150, D0330, D1 1 10, D9310 $95 OUR OFFICE FEATURES AN IN HOUSE ACR YLIC DENT AL LAB FREE CONSUL T A TION ON DENTURES, IMPLANTS, P AR TIALS & REP AIRS New Patient Special* P LEASE I NQUIRE A BOUT C ROWN S PECIALS 7 111 9 0 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) Our Redeemer Lutheran Church LC-MS 5200 S.W State Road 200 1 3 / 4 Miles W e st of I-75 W o rship Service 8:00 & 1 1:00 AM Bible Class & Sunday School 9:30 AM Pastor Joe Adams 237-2233 Sharing the Joy of Jesus Christ! 000AM5U 000A8NZ Evangelical Lutheran Church joyocala@embar qmail.com Edward Holloway Pastor 7045 SW 83rd Pl., Ocala (352) 854-4509 Nursery Pr ovided 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 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 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 (352) 369-9933 7380 SW 60th A ve., Suite 1, Ocala, FL 34476 Certified Public Accountants W e alth Management & Financial Planning Tax return preparation starting at $165 for Basic 1040 Form All state returns Free E-File Complimentary 30-minute confer ence for new clients. 000AOE2 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 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 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 S OUTH M ARION C ITIZEN D IRECT OR Y A SK FOR M ICHEL N OR THSEA AT 854-3986 The Reason to Believe... Wor ship Call t o 682184 Est a te Planning Wills T rusts Real Est a te Pr oba te Corpor a tions M edicaid Qualifying T ax L a w No Charge for Initial Consultation The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Befor e you decide, ask us to send you fr ee written information about our qualificati ons and experience. 7480 SW SR 200 Ocala, FL 34476 Robert A. Stermer LL.M (T AX) Attorney At Law 000A71K 861 0447 861 0447 861 0447

PAGE 20

Whenever somebody mentions the word free in my presence my right eye turns a vivid jaundice. It is not that I have anything against the word free; just the person who is trying to use it to gain some kind of an advantage over me. I know anybody employing this mono-verbiage, is hiding some very long strings. My father taught me a long time ago that there are no free lunches. Occasionally somebody will advertise a free lunch and I go and find out the lunch is free but they are going to charge you to get out of that restaurant. In the end, it would have been cheaper to buy my own lunch. My philosophy is simply this; if I cannot afford it, I do not want it. In my vast experience down through the years, I have discovered that I cannot afford free. And I think I know why. My understanding of the word free and the person employing that word is not the same. When I use the word free, I am insinuating that there is absolutely no cost associated with this product whatsoever. When others use the word free, they often are insinuating that I am just a free market for them to take advantage of in the neighborhood of my money. Unfortunately, I do not live in that neighborhood anymore. I especially do not accept any free offers via the telephone. If someone has something to give me for nothing, let him come to my door, hand it to me, shake my hand and get out of Dodge. To me, thats what free is all about. Just the other day I received one of those telephone calls. I must confess that I was in a rather curmudgeon attitude and was just looking around for someone on which to spit my scorn. Then the telephone rang. When I answered the phone, it turned out to be someone offering me, absolutely free, with no cost to me absolutely, a free crime prevention program for my blessed domicile. No thank you, sir, I said as politely as I could. Im not really interested. I assure you I have no PhD or DD attached to my name whatsoever and yet as simple as I am, I understood what the phrase Im not really interested was all about. Not so my affable telephone caller. But I assure you, sir, that this program is absolutely free to you. Its our way to say thank you to some of our customers. He rattled on as though we were having only a oneway conversation. If this is going to be a one-way conversation, who will take up the offering? I think I know. After five long minutes of him telling me how important it was for me to have security in my home and how his product was absolutely free to me, I finally got a word in edgewise. But I have my own security system, thank you. There is a slight pause and then he said, What is your home security system, if I may ask? All right. I will confess right now that I had a wee bit of naughtiness on my mind, but in my own defense the telephone caller opened the door. I always believe where there is an open door somebody ought to step in. My home security system is called, Napoleontwo-Claws, and furthermore Im quite satisfied with it. There was another pause on the other end of the phone and I heard someone clear their throat and then ask, Ive never heard of that program. What is Napoleon-twoClaws? You know what it is like when you are trying not to laugh and it is about all you can do not to laugh? For a brief moment, I felt a little bit guilty but then I remembered who was on the other end of the phone. Somebody that was trying to con me with some kind of free thingamajig. The Napoleon-twoClaws home security program that I have in my house is my cat. I call him Napoleon because he walks around with his right paw stuck in his coat between two buttons. There was an extended pause on the other end of the phone and finally he said, What would you do, sir, if someone broke into your house? Id send flowers to the funeral. The funeral? Whose funeral? Why, the funeral of the guy who tried to break into my house while Napoleontwo-Claws was on duty. The first moment an intruder would enter into my home, good old Napoleon would claw that sorry person to death. Then feeling good about my momentum at this point I continued, I live there and I have a hard time getting in my house without being clawed to death by Napoleon. And I feed the cat. My cat is the meanest, grumpiest, cantankerous animal on Gods green earth. If anybody, and I mean anybody, can get past Napoleon they can have anything in my house. Absolutely free. At that moment, I heard a distinctive click and I realized our conversation was over. I guess whatever he had that was free did not measure up to good old Napoleon-two-Claws. The only one I trust to give me something is God. Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28). What Jesus gives is absolutely free.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. Listen to his radio program, Sunday Joy, each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. on WOCA, 1370 AM and 96.7 FM. Friday, March 2, 2012 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 20 ~ Friday, March 2, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Just because its free doesnt mean its free OUT TO PASTOR J SRev. James L. Snyder cluding an old school house, church, log cabin, railroad depot and much more. See the new spring brochure for sign up date. The second trip that Kent will do for us is on Friday, Nov. 30, a trip to Winter Park. Our first signup date from the new spring brochure will be on Tuesday, March 13, at the Orchid Club for the show In the Mood. It is a wonderful musical revue featuring the In the Mood singers and dancers along with the sensational String of Pearls Big Band Orchestra. The show will be on Wednesday, April 18, at the Peabody Auditorium in Daytona Beach.The Ultimate Spring 2013 Cruise with the LammonsOak Run residents Bob and Regine Lammon have put together an 11-night cruise for the residents of Oak Run and their guests to the southwestern region of the Caribbean on the Celebrity Equinox, March 25 through April 5, 2013. Celebrity is offering, for a limited time only on this cruise, a military discount for selected categories. For more information, please call Bob at 352-237-8720. Tennis Club What great weather we had for playing tennis in February. We wish we could have this weather all year long, but we live in Florida. The turn out for Tally Tennis has been great. If you have visitors have them come down to the courts on Tuesday and Thursday at 2:30 p.m. and come along with them. The March tennis mixer will be held on Wednesday, March 28. A slight charge will be requested to cover the cost of the refreshments and food made available. Watch the bulletin board for the sign up sheet. This is always lots of fun and an opportunity to play with all level of players.Royal Oaks Womens 18 Hole GolfOn Tuesday, Feb. 21, we played Odds and Evens. Before play we had to decide which two players scores would count on the odd holes and the remaining two players would be responsible for the even holes. The better score of the pair was used on the appropriate odd or even holes. The winners were: first place Diana Galla, Salita Timmermeyer, Judy Klein, and Joanne Morris; tied for second place the team of Carol Clark, Maureen Edwards, Sheila Adams and Barb Davis, the team of Roseann Lavacca, Sylvia Zappia, Carolyn Collins and Cindy Kocher and the team of Carol Allison, Janet Tully, Ginger Drake and Leslie Rizzo. Patty Dougherty was closest to the pin.Royal Oaks Lady NinersWe all started out in the morning to have a great day of golf. It did look like rain but we thought it was all over so we proceeded to the first hole. The first group teed off and proceeded, and then the rain come down in buckets. So we all headed back to the club house. Some of the ladies played hand and foot and the rest of us enjoyed a great breakfast. Hope next week we will be able to get our golf game in. Until then, happy golfing.ORWGAThe winners of the low net tournament held at Spruce Creek Preserve on Thursday, Feb.16 are as follows: Flight A 1stSue Marentette 2ndJennie Buccella 3rdGail Barclay Flight B 1stJoAnn Cohen 2ndKaren Schuelke 3rdNorma Rombach Flight C 1stLinda Noel 2ndJean Travers 3rdAnita Caruso Flight D 1stGinny Simons 2ndBetty Scott Due to the rainy weather, play was canceled for Thursday, Feb. 23. Royal Oaks Mens GolfThe game on Friday, Feb. 24, was three best net. The course played in good condition helped by the recent rains. Thirty-nine players participated, with the number impacted by the ongoing match play competition. The winners with a score of 192 were Bob Gray, Gene Topp, Tom Ducz, and Steve Szabo. Second with a score of 197 were Ron Catapano, Jim Kennedy, and George Gariepy. In third with a 198 were Dale Wurzburger, Ken Frandsen, Ray Hagerman, and Larry Soine. Closest to the pin on the par threes were Frank Kelley, Bob Gray, and Dick Rizzo (2). The Match Play Championship which was to be finished today was moved back to March 2 in order to allow enough time for all the matches to be completed. Carol Anns CornerThis weeks Corner consists of bits and pieces. First of all I want to remind everyone that if you see any internet address (web site, e-mail address, etc.) that contains a hyphen, be careful. Last weeks column contained a couple but the addresses do not work with the hyphens. As I have pointed out in connection with my e-mail address at the end of this column, the program that sets up the Citizen will put hyphens where it pleases and cannot be persuaded to do otherwise. So if you see an internet address with a hyphen in the Citizen, or elsewhere, be suspicious. If you want to use the hyphenated address as shown, consider also duplicating your action using the address without the hyphen. It may be a bit early for the hurricane season but heres a suggestion that will work in any power outage at night. Go out in your yard and bring in those solar powered garden lights. Place them where needed. In the morning, take them back into the yard and let the sun recharge them. If the lights are still out the next night you will have light again. Much safer than candles and no worry about batteries. Send all items for this column to Carol Ann Wheeler at democratcarol@deccacable.com no later than the afternoon of Friday before publication. OAK RUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 16 A & L Handyman Service Finish Carpentry Painting -interior/exterior Pressure Cleaning From floors to ceilings and everything in between Kitchen, Baths Cabinets Ceramic Tile Trims Molding Drywall Repairs Licensed & Insured 489-3622 000AGQK HOME IMPROVEMENT Commercial & ResidentialCustomized Service to Fit Y our Needs SENIOR DISCOUNTSFREE ESTIMATES Licensed Bonded Insured352-861-0665GLADYSCLEANING SERVICE HOUSE/OFFICE CLEANING 000AG8FWWW.GLADYSCLEANING.COM 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 000A32I FLOORS & WINDOWS 6715 SW Hwy. 200 (located 5 mi. West of I-75) Ocala, Florida, 34476 (352) 854-3939 Carpet Ceramic Wood Vinyl Blinds Shutters Castle Carpets & Interiors Serving Ocala Since 1991 AIR CONDITIONING Lord Appliance Service 680-0206 000AMTY WE DO SERVICE 7 DAYS A WEEK NO EXTRA CHARGE CFC Certified & Insured All Makes & Models. Gas & Propane too! 1 Year Warranty on All Parts 10% OFF REPAIRS FIRST STOP FOR A/C REPAIRS... Washers Dryers Refrigerators Freezers Dishwashers Balentines Landscaping, Inc. (352) 873-4888 Bruce Balentine Licensed & Insured Professional Landscape Design & Installation Landscape Maintenance Sodding FREE ESTIMATES 0009WOI LANDSCAPING 000AHTL LAWN/HOME Roys Lawn & Home Services Full Property Maintenance Painting Sod Installations Pressure Washing F REE E STIMATES Lic/Ins 352-342-4444 352-342-4444 352-342-4444 000AN0O COMPUTER REPAIR Troys Computer Clinic We Come To You Call or email for appointment (352) 817-2834 troy@troyscomputerclinic.com Repairs are done on-site. We specialize in: Hardware and Software Repairs Virus and Spy-ware Removal Home/Office Networking System Upgrades Custom Builds Consulting and Training http://www.troyscomputerclinic.com S HAW I RRIGATION R EPAIR 352-624-2533 Steve Shaw 000A372 IRRIGATION REPAIR 23 years of experience Licensed and Insured comp #8715 Exclusive Service/Repair Specialist 0009OM9 PAINTING Dannys Painting 25 yrs. Experience Insured 352-547-9588 10% Off all Sales with this advertisement Dannys Painting With any room painted Pressure Wash House FREE with this ad Commercial Residential Free Estimates Exc. References Danny Cast 00098Y6 IRRIGATION LLC. SPRINKLERS IRRIGATION 3398 S.W. 74th Ave., Bay 101, Ocala Comp #7085 Call for details 352-237-5731 Serving Marion County Since 1982 Seasonal Special Licensed Fully Insured Certified Irrigation Auditor We will beat any written estimate on irrigation repairs or installation. Member of Florida Irrigation Society WINNER 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 Reset Controller Adjust Sprays & Rotors to Correct Spray Pattern Complete System Inspection $ 39 95 Call for details 10% OFF REPAIRS S U M M E R S R A I N 000ANGV IRRIGATION IRRIGATION Proudly watering your lawns and gardens for over 25 years! FREE System Checks & Estimates All makes and models of sprinkler systems. Call John (352) 342-4850 SCREEN REP AIRS Serving Senior Citizens Over 30 Years BOBS SCREENING SERVICE Complete Rescreening of We Re-vinyl Soft Windows Garage Door Screens Porch Enclosures Patio Doors Window Screens Screen Doors 000AMXA 352-586-8459 Free Estimates HOUSECLEANING BY DIANA CLEANING First Time Cleaning No Extra Fee$$! 000A05P 352-502-2760 If no answer, leave message or Call 629-6071 Professional & Guaranteed Low Rates Supplies Provided Military White Glove Cleaning Professionally Cleaned Since 1992 Diana L Crippen 000ANNM PAINTING NAME OF BUSINESS Thompson Painting and Pressure Washing Repaint Specialists Free Estimates ~ Licensed and Insured Call 352-598-3000 References Upon Request Interior and Exterior 2011, 2010 HOME REPAIRS Sliding Glass Door Rollers & Track Repairs Door & Lockset Hardware Repair Cabinets, Woodwork, Molding Wood, Laminate, Tile Walls & Floors Furniture Assembly Household Accessories CALL STEVE AT 207-8682 SERVICING MARION CO. FOR 20 YEARS City Cert. Comp. OC00961 Insured QUALITY SERVICES, INC. 000AMB4 Why Replace It When I Can Fix It? HOUSEHOLD TO-DO LISTS CERAMIC TILE La wson T ile Floor Wall Bath Remodeling Back Splash Reasonable Rates 31 years Experience (352) 229-5548 Licensed & Insured 000A6MG 000AM41 P AINTING A-1 H OME R EPAIR I NC A-1 H OME R EPAIR I NC A-1 H OME R EP AIR I NC Mike Semich 40 Y ears Experience Interior and Exterior Painting Fr ee Pr essur e Cleaning with Exterior Paint Job Fr ee Furnitur e Moving Seniors 10% Discount Licensed and Insur ed (352) 895-6047 WINDOW W ASHING Call Ear l (352) 489-5975 Let Me W ash Y our W i ndo ws! when you mention this ad E A R L P E A R S O N E A R L P E A R S O N 000AI2D Pr essur e W ashing T oo! $ 5.00 OFF 000ANG5 3 5 2-3 6 2-8 5 2 7 or 3 5 2-2 9 1-1 2 1 3 F ree est imates Lawn Service by Steven LA WN SERVICE MOWING, RAKING, FIELDS V acant Lots, Mulch, Bush T rimming and more! SPRINKLERS ACCURA TE SPRINKLERS (352) 445-1403 Licensed #10719 & Insured C HECK -U P Complete check-up of entire sprinkler system! $ 30 0 0 0 A 6 X W 000A6XW 71 1 188 DIAL-A-PRO For Y our Professional Needs ... South Marion Citizen 000AL VU 2011 2011 2011 2011 SCHEDULE ONLINE A T ST ANLEYSTEEMER.COM 1 -800-S TEEMER Citrus 7 26-4646 Marion 622-5885 With Minimum Purchase of $ 150 00 Limit one per household. Prior sales excluded. Must present at time of cleaning. Residential only. Not valid with any other coupon offers. Some restrictions apply. Participating franchise only. Expires 3/31/2012 GREA T SER VICE PEOPLE T ALK ABOUT EXTENDED OFFER! 000AOO4

PAGE 21

Friday, March 2, 2012 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com Our recent column about the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 was about further intrusion of our do-goody government into schools and homes. The Act created additional funding and policy for administration of the Department of Agricultures many food services programs National School Lunch, National School Breakfast, Special Supplemental Nutrition, Child and Adult Care, and Summer Food Services. The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act was a pet project of first lady Michelle Obama, whose White House vegetable garden and war on obesity are part of her Lets Move Campaign to reverse childhood obesity. A picture we saw of a campaigns promotional presentation showed mostly kids of average weight on stage, and audiences of extra-large adults, who we assume are parents and relatives. The umbrella plan, called the Federal Task Force on Domestic Obesity, includes recommendations and discussions of prenatal care, breastfeeding, chemical exposures, empowering parents, making nutrition information useful, health care services, access to healthy and affordable food, and increasing physical activity soup to nuts and no fats. How will all that care and concern play out in schools across the nation? A recent example from a state school lunch program in North Carolina may be an instructive example. A four-year old pre-kindergarten student returned from school with her uneaten lunch in hand. Mom had packed her daughters lunch box with a turkey and cheese sandwich, a banana, potato chips, and apple juice. Mom was insulted that her daughter had been told her lunch from home was not nutritious. Mom said her daughter is a picky eater and would eat vegetables only under supervision, so she packed the daily lunch box with items she knew her daughter would eat when unsupervised at school. The on-duty government inspector had determined the girls homemade lunch didnt meet U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) nutrition guidelines. According to the Division of Child Development and Early Education of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services school lunches, including any brought from home, must include one serving of meat, one serving of milk, one serving of grain, and two servings of fruit and vegetables. When the lunchbox police determine that food from home does not meet USDA guidelines, the school must provide other or additional foods. In this case the school provided a tray which included a serving of each of the required foods. The girl told her mom she ate three chicken nuggets and dumped the rest. Adding insult to insult, the school billed the mother $1.25 for the healthy lunch, as allowed by North Carolina law. A spokesperson for the North Carolina authority over lunchebox nutritional requirements suggested the incident might have been just a mistake and the school may need technical assistance. And thats how bureaucracies grow and multiply. Administration of the Hunger-Free Kids Act and the Task Force on Domestic Obesity may blossom into federal and state bureaucracies large enough to make parenting obsolete. When it comes to nutrition nanny do-good knows best. www.smcitizen.com 8 ~ Friday, March 2, 2012 Wednesday was my cousins birthday. If you look at the calendar, youll know why that is such a big deal. Her birthday only comes once every four years. She was born on Feb. 29, I wont say what year. I can remember it being awfully hard to explain to a 5-yearold why her birthday is a date that isnt on the calendar and has to be celebrated either the day before or the day after. Thats a tough thing to deal with at an early age. Her birthday started me thinking about how many famous people were born on that date. I investigated, and this is what I found. Band leader Jimmy Dorsey. Baseball player Al Rosen of the Cleveland Indians. Burlesque star Tempest Storm. Astronaut Jack Lousma. Hockey player Henri (Pocket Rocket) Richard. Law and Order actor Dennis Farina. But the one that really intrigued me was this guy born in Germany in 1904: A dolph B laine C harles D avid E arl F rederick G erald H ubert I rvin J ohn K enneth L loyd M artin N ero O liver P aul Q uincy R andolph S herman T homas U ncas V ictor W illiam X erxes Y ancy Z eus Wolfeschlegelsteinhausenberdorft Sr., Germany; had a Christian name for every letter in the alphabet, shortened it to Mr Wolfe Plus 585 Sr. The worlds longest name officially used by a person. Next question: Why do we have a Feb. 29 anyway? Why do we have a leap year every four years? Why do we have a leap year in 2000, but not 1900 (there is no Feb. 29 in the turn of the century year unless it is divisible by 400). I guess most people know that some genius figured out that we need an extra day every four years to keep our calendar in sync with the climate. So I tried to do the math. If you take away one day every four years, that means we would lose 24 (or in some cases 25) days a century. That means that by the time we get to the year 9012, it would be hot in January and cold in July. Personally, Im not going to worry about that, but if some people want to make sure that future generations have their weather in the proper months, thats OK with me. But why give us an extra day in the winter. Why not a June 31, so we have an extra day of summer? It all goes back to the Gregorian Calendar, then the Julian Calendar under Julius Caesar. The explanation, which was based on religious reasons, is far too long to go into here, but go to Wikipedia online and you can read all about it. One more question: Why do we have our presidential elections in leap years? Wouldnt it be nice not to give them an extra day to campaign, to call us at home, to bombard us with junk mail? I cant wait for 2100, which wont have a Feb. 29 because its not divisible by 400. By then, Ill be about 157 years old. At that point, I doubt if I will care that the candidates have one less day to call me. Anyhow, back to the original premise of this column: A belated happy birthday to Jeanie, and to all the other leapers. Wednesday was your day. I hope you enjoyed it.Jim Clark is the editor of the South Marion Citizen. He can be reached at 352-854-3986 or at editor@smcitizen.com. PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOSTEDITOR: JIM CLARK Citizen The opinions expressed in South Marion Citizen editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper.Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board.Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns.Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 854-3986.All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via e-mail. Names and communities will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out.We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Not all contributions are printed.Letters longer than 550 words may be regarded as columns and printed on a space-available basis, and writers will be limited to one contribution per week. The deadline is one week prior to each Fridays issue.Send letters to: The South Marion Citizen Editor, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@smcitizen.com. The great divide in the nation was apparent in a small crowd at the County Commission auditorium last Saturday morning during a town meeting conducted by one of our local members of Congress, U.S. Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-Ocala). The small crowd was largely pro-Stearns and antiObama, but those who were in favor of the administration werent bashful about making their feelings known. That resulted in a couple of shouting incidents which were ugly at times. Its doubtful that anyones mind was changed during this meeting. There were those who defended the administration mandate forcing religious institutions to provide birth control in their health care plans for employees. There were those who were equally passionate against that decision. There were also a couple of people who brought up the possible impeachment of the president, calling on Stearns to back such a move. Evidently they were unaware that any impeachment would go to trial in the Democrat-controlled Senate, and that such a move by the Republican-controlled House would be a waste of time and money. To his credit, Stearns stayed calm throughout, trying to keep the discussions on point. Since this was a town meeting and not a political event, Stearns did not refer to his candidacy until he was asked near the end of the meeting and he explained that he was running in District 3, which would include many of the people to the north of Marion County who are already Stearns constituents in the current District 6. The crowd was a microcosm of what is going on in the country today. People cant agree on politics, wont compromise (one person said, compromise is not a dirty word), and try to out-shout their opponents instead of having a rational dialogue. These same people complain loud and long about Congress not being able to come to an agreement, but they show why in their behavior at town meetings such as this. How can we expect our leaders to compromise when those of us at the local level cant do the same? Being civil starts at the local level. Some of the people who attended the town meeting Saturday seem to know that. Others, however, didnt. We can only hope that someday theyll learn. S UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Cant we all just get along? Happy birthday to leap year cousin Jim Flynn Columnist LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Birth and growth of national lunchbox authority More, Pg. 10 Jim Clark Editor READER OPINIONS INVITED Read the classifieds PanhandlersI dont know about the rest of you but I am sick and tired of driving home from work day after day and seeing the same panhandlers camped out on the median at State Road 200 and Southwest 60th Avenue (Airport Road). In a town this large there have to be plenty of places you can go to if your need help getting back on your feet. Of course they probably expect you to make a genuine effort to find a job and take responsibility for yourself and your family. Why would you do that when you can stand on the median day after day and pocket the cash tax free? My husband and I both work hard every day and pay our taxes like every good citizen should. I cant tell you how discouraging it is to see the same people out there day after day mooching off the taxpayers. Not only are they a nuisance, they are also a hazard. I wish the driving public would wise up and stop supporting this kind of behavior! If you can stand on the median for hours on end you can stand behind the counter at McDonalds or one of the other fast food restaurants or at a cash register at one of the Dollar stores and earn your money and pay your taxes! Kathy Hall Oak Creek Village Saturday, March 3 Mega book s ale at Winn-Dix ieA 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.Showtim e for Sw eet Ad elinesMusic lovers need to mark your calendars for the Summer Springs Sweet Adelines Chorus annual show, Saturday, March 3, at 3 p.m. in the First Christian Church, 1908 S.E. Fort King Street, Ocala. The popular river songs will be featured in "Lazy River Dayze," with a guest performance by the Ocala Civic Theater Singers. Tickets at $10 may be reserved now. Group rates are available from $6-$8 Call Jackie at 352-888-8841. Tickets are also available at the door for $12. Door prizes available.No ted au tho r 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.C oncert at Firs t 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).Sunday, March 4 B uddy Liles in concertBuddy Liles will be in concert on March 4 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. Monday, March 5 C ommi ssi on ca ndid ates to deb ateA debate of candidates for County Commission for District 3 will be held at the Tea Party Solutions of Ocala meeting at the Berean Baptist Church on Southwest 20th Street, Ocala, at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 5. Republican incumbent Stan McClain and Democratic challenger Patricia Reed are expected to attend.Tuesday, March 6 Fair Tax m eetin g s etHave you collected all those receipts in order to fill out your 1040? Would you like to forget about filing those personal income taxes and just enjoy April 15th like any other spring day? We can make that happen by enacting the FairTax. Come learn how this simple, transparent and fair taxing system can not only replace the current income tax, but also boost the economy like no other plan. It is not a pipe dream. It is legislation currently in Congress. Join us on March 6 at 7 p.m. at the Howard Johnson Inn (3951 N.W. Bonnie Heath Blvd./US 27) to become acquainted with or learn more details about the FairTax. For more information, contact Ron and Elaine Maiellaro at ocalafairtax@cfl.rr.com or 352-671-6724.Thursday, March 8 Pal m Cay GOP to m eetOn 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. More on Page 23 000AKTV TREE SERVICE A-Pro Cut A-Pro Cut A-Pro Cut T REE S ERVICE T REE S ERVICE T REE S ERVICE Trimming Tree Removal 352-804-4662 352-804-4662 352-804-4662 L ICENSED I NSURED 000AJOU MARBLE & TILE Marion Tile & Marble Inc. Restoration of Natural and Cultured Marble, Stone, Vanities, Floors and Counters. TILE INSTALLATIONS REMODELS 489-6671 000AO23 GOLF CART REPAIR/SERVICES Call for lowest battery prices DRIVING LIGHTS $ 99 95 Installed Expert Golf Cart Service 352-598-7338 Buy Sell Trade Rebuild Paint Remanufacture Parts & Accessories, Includes Batteries/Dressup HIGH SPEED MOTORS AT DISCOUNT PRICES If you dont know me, one of your neighbors will. Bill All Golf Cart Makes & Models $ 54 95 FULL SERVICE SPECIAL For Electric Carts Only W E C OME T O Y OU SPEED KITS $ 199 95 000AORZ POWER WASHING Low Pressure Washing. We use Simple Green Soap. We are not the lowest price washers, but are professional power washers. Red Pfluger (352) 873-0674 Korean Veteran owner 16 Years of Quality Service to the 200 Corridor Area $ 65 All Homes in Palm Cay Pine Run, Oak Run & Marion Landing 000AKBR PAINTING Powerwashing Licensed & Insured Licensed & Insured Vincent Borreca Painting, LLC 425-1503 FREE Powerwash with exterior paint job Interior and exterior LOW PRICES 000AIL0 REALTOR Free Home Market Analysis Find out what your home is worth in Todays Market. Call Dennis today for a No Obligation Home Market Analysis 352-280-0561 Foxfire REALTY 000AJWG CARPET CARE COMPLETE CARPET CARECARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING352-282-1480Free In Home Estimates Lifetime Warranty Lic & Ins Specializing in: Carpet Stretching Carpet Repair Carpet SeamingLLC Howards Home Repairs Garage door openers Shelving/Storage systems Roof gutters & downspouts Trim carpentry Painting Small furniture hauling Flooring All your Honey-Do jobs HOME REPAIRS 000APW8 Howard Richardson 854-9136 000ACUQ Master s T ouch Garage Door Service 352-216-0060 Jeff OCull Owner G ARA GE D OOR S QUEAKING N EED R EP AIRS ? $ 4 9 95 WITH COUPON T une Up Special S AFETY C HECK A DJUST S PRINGS & C ABLES C HECK S AFETY R EVERSE ON O PENER L UBE & A DJUST D OOR GARAGE DOOR REP AIRS 000A8IL D UNNEL L O N M A RI O N CI T RU S 489-3917 Licensed & Insured #CAC1813249 Specializing In System Change-Outs We Service All Brands Maintenance Agreements Comfort Club Discounts 24 Hour Emergency Service BBB R A T I N G A+ 000AJAI LANDSCAPING JAMISON LANDSCAPE & TREE SERVICE Specializing in new landscape designs, dangerous tree removal and rimming, rock, mulch, paver stones, sod and more. FREE ESTIMA TES Jef f Jamison 352-321-0404 licensed & insur ed 10% Discount T o Seniors & Military 000AN8N AS A P Gara ge Doors & Service 1 -352-390-0559 GARAGE DOORS Major Dealer in Garage Door Screens & Repair SER VICE C ALL S $1 9 95 Brok en Springs Fix ed Licensed and Insured Locally Owned and Family Operated NO Extra Charge For Emergency Service 000AI5P Residential & Restaurant Appliances 352-286-7887 W ashers Dry ers Micr o w av es Sto v es Ov ens Refriger ators W ater Heaters Disposals Fr eezers APPLIANCE SERVICES $ 695 $ 695 $ 695 GARAGE SCREEN DOORS O PTIONAL SCREEN CHOICES CRC058138 000AOOB 465-4629 16 x 7 SLIDING 16 x 7 SLIDING 16 x 7 SLIDING GARAGE SCREEN DOOR GARAGE SCREEN DOOR GARA GE SCREEN DOOR Acr ylic & Glass WINDOWS C ustom made for your screen room Starting at 000ABON PLUMBING EP A Lead Certification #NA T -1 13266-1 OSHA 10 #1216933 Fla. Lic. #CFC1427666 804-9165 Associated P lumbing and Pipe F r om Ba thr oom R emodeling to Fixing Leak y F aucets, and installing Bliss W alk-in T ubs Residential and Commercial 000AI2P Central Florida Screen Room & Window Medics, Inc. Screen Rooms Acrylic & Glass Rooms Rescreens Broken Glass Replacement Windows Gutters Foggy Windows Cement Sliding Glass Door Repair Call & speak directly to the owner David Heath Comp. #5524 352 484-5697 WINDOW REPAIRS 000AP9R LA WN CARE Clean Ups Mulc h Plants, T r ees Landscaping Boucher Lawn Service 857-0461 000AEEP CURBING Add the look and value to your home without breaking the bank. Call Robert at 1-888-306-6932 For a fr ee estimate 000AH61 A I R C O N D I T I O N I N G AIR CONDITIONING Wilson Air service 352-208-4641 Locally Owned & Operated License # CAC1816140 WIL SON AIR SER VICE Tu n e U p Special W e Service All Brands Repairs Replacement Free Second Opinions 24-HR. Service $ 29 95 71 1 189 DIAL-A-PRO For Y our Professional Needs ... South Marion Citizen

PAGE 22

Friday, March 2, 2012 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 22~ Friday, March 2, 2012 www.smcitizen.com The Iditarod Sled Dog Race starts tomorrow. It takes mushers from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska. Nearly 1,000 whining, drooling dogs are a part of the opening ceremony; somewhat like the Miss Universe Pageant. For the first time in its history mushers were tested for alcohol and drugs. Officials say no one has been disqualified for performance enhancers, although three mushers have tested positive for Alpo. The rewards are incredible. The winning musher gets thousands of dollars in endorsements. The winning huskies each get a biscuit. After Lance Mackey won his third straight Iditarod race he said, Theres no place like Nome. I assume one of his sled dogs is named Toto.A real dogGary decided to breed a superior sled dog for the Iditarod sled dog race, but he couldnt stay in Alaska so he hired an immigrant from Siberia even though the Russian was very thin and malnourished. Gary put him in charge of the breeding program with financial resources to match. But the Russian used the money to live a life of luxury. In fact he gained a lot of weight while Gary was away. The breeding program went nowhere. When Gary checked back, he found that, while he hadnt created the perfect sled dog, he had created a Siberian husky.Travel ordealsTraveling in Alaska in the middle of winter can be dangerous. A government warning states that anyone traveling should take a shovel, blankets, sleeping bag, extra clothing including a scarf, hat, and gloves, 24 hour supply of food & drink, deicer, rock salt, flashlight with spare batteries, safety triangle, tow rope, full gas can, first aid kit, and jumper leads. Joe looked a little stupid on the bus in the morning.MushEskimo Lover: What would you say if I told you I had come a hundred miles through ice and snow with my dog team, just to tell you I love you? Eskimo Sweetie: Id say that was a lot of mush. The sled dog never barks. He is a male mute. A dog is longer in the morning than in the evening because hes let out in the morning and taken in at night. A dog that sniffs out new flowers on the tundra is known as a bud hound. A man entered a bank with a rather large dog on a leash. He asked if it was OK to bring his pet into the building. The teller answered, Yes, providing he doesnt make a deposit. Life is like a dogsled team. If you arent the lead dog, the scenery never changes. My dog is dumb. I bought a dog whistle but he wont use it. When the hunter saw the polar bear eat his sled dog he said, Well, doggone. The fireman who owned a dog kept putting him out. A cowboy was walking down the street with his new pet dachshund. A passerby asked him why a cowboy would own that kind of dog. The cowboy answered, Well, somebody told me to get a long little doggie.More mushWhen the Alaskan owners of sled dog teams got to arguing endlessly about whether or not their huskies would run faster if given periodic snacks during their runs, instead of just one big meal a day, it was just a case of mush ado about noshing.EyefulRuth had worked late and her Labrador was so overjoyed to see her arrive home that he jumped up just as she leaned down. Their heads collided and Ruth developed an impressive shiner that evening. The next day at work a coworker looked at her black eye and exclaimed, Wow, what happened to you? The dog did it, Ruth wearily replied. The co-worker said, You must own a boxer.RetrieverA wife said to her husband one morning, Weve got such a clever dog. He brings in the daily newspapers every morning. Her husband replied, Well, lots of dogs can do that. The wife responded, But weve never subscribed to any.TimelyA girl was visiting her friend who had acquired two new dogs and asked the dogs names. The friend said that one was named Rolex and one was named Timex. The girl said, Whoever heard of someone naming dogs like that? Hellooooo, she answered, Theyre watch dogs.Dick and his wife Jane live in Oak Run. Mush! Alaskan dog sled race starts Saturday PUN ALLEY D FDick Frank 00075X7 Clip and Save Clip and Save Clip and Save Clip and Save Grandfather Clock 352-873-7587 GRANDFATHER CLOCK REPAIR Service and repairs 43 years full time experience Specializing in floor clocks. In Florida Jan., Feb., Mar., April (In Pennsylvania the other months) 000AI41 000AQ6R Mane Event Hair Salon A Full Service Hair Salon 854-5969 8720 S.W. State Road 200 #1 Dillen Plaza MASSAGE BY APPOINTMENT $ 60 Foil Highlight Special With Sara Tues. Thru Sat. N o combo offers, long hair extra. E xpires 3/31/12 000ANPT 7763 SW Hwy. 200 (2 miles west) 352-854-5654 S IT-N-PRETTY Pet Grooming NEW LOCATION \10 % FULL GROOM SPECIAL Nail Trim $ 5.00 Cash Only NEW CUSTOMERS ONLY 000AQ3J SPACIOUS, 2/2/1.5 villa w/ F l room under heat & air, covered patio, splitbedroom plan & more. C onveniently located near Health & Rec Ctr. w/swimming, tennis, fitness ctr. & golfing. MLS#357240/DP/DUNN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $55,900 8950-B SW 97TH STREET DIRECTIONS: Hwy. 200 To OTOW Entrance, T/R @ 89th Court Road, T/L @ 97th Street, Home Immediately On L. J o h n & B r e n d a H a y n e s 2 3 7 4 3 4 3 o r 8 9 5 3 0 2 7 00091SZ EACH OFFICE IS INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED Proud To Be Your Neighborhood Realtor O P E N 7 D A Y S 0009B5C 000AONV Margaret Orlando 237-4343 M a r y e l l e n C o t t e n 2 6 6 4 8 4 9 D a w n & B o b P e r i n c h i e f 5 7 2 6 1 1 9 B i l l A k e r 2 9 9 4 5 7 1 J i m M c I n t y r e 3 6 2 0 7 8 8 L y n n e K a m p f 2 0 9 8 9 1 4 S t e v e R u d m i n a s 8 7 5 8 3 1 0 L o r i K o v a l e n k o 5 0 2 0 6 0 2 ERA BIG SUN REALTY ERA BIG SUN REALTY bigsunrealty.com see our website for virtual tours 7454 SW SR 200 OCALA, FLORIDA 34476 1800-229-2943 ~ Toll-Free, (352) 237-4343 LOCATED ACROSS FROM HWY. 200 LOWES PLEASE PRESENT THIS AD T O GUARD A T GA TE OPEN HOUSE 8710-B SW 96 STREET For more information, go to www .bigsunrealty .com, click on Open Houses PLEASE PRESENT THIS AD TO GUARD AT GATE OPEN HOUSE 8950-B SW 97TH STREET For more information, go to www.bigsunrealty.com, click on Open Houses Conrad & Dania Melancon 208-4924 or 804-2284 AWESOME HOME SITTING ON A BEAUTIFUL TREE-LINED STREET. 2/2/2 w/family room, Florida room under H&A, large roof over patio. Tile flooring galore, newer stainless steel appliances, roof and A/C. New insulated windows. Solar tubes in kitchen & guest bath. MLS#365274/BH/AND . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $69,900 COMMERCIAL LOT ON SR 200. This lot is zone B-1 and is directly across from the new Lowes Home Center. Building has over 1100 sq. ft. of useable space and has 136 feet of frontage on SR 200. Close to new mall, residential area, restaurants, hospitals and I-75. Great Price! MLS#365058/JH/MAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $449,000 NICEST 2/2/1.5 VILLA, 1105 sq. ft. living, stand-alone home, on the market. MLS#365808/SR/MAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $67,900 PRIDE OF OWNERSHIP TRULY SHOWS IN THIS BEAUTIFUL HOME. 2/2/1.5 car garage, country style eat-in kitchen, glass lanai, new double pane windows. Take a ride around the community, in the golf cart which conveys with the home. MLS#368267/BH/GRA . . . $77,900 IMMACULATE 3/2/2, 1674 sq. ft., great landscaping, newer A/C, gas furnace, screen porch. MLS#364107/SR/NOL . . . . . . . . . . . . . $124,900 VERY NICE VILLA ON GOLF COURSE Tile in kitchen & hallway. 2 bedrooms (split plan), 2 baths & 2 car garage. Clean & well maintained. Move-in condition! MLS#366236/BA/SIM . $89,900 SPOTLESS 2/2 villa w/EXTRA long garage w/workshop. Updated kitchen, comfy family room, screened porch & more. A real MUST see! MLS#367883/DP/CRI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $41,900 8710-B SW 96 STREET DIRECTIONS: HWY. 200 OTOW Entrance, T/R @ 89th Ct. Rd., T/R @ 96th St, home on R. ON TOP OF THE WORLD OPEN SUNDAY 12:30-1:30 PM THIS CORNER LOT HOME IS A MUST SEE! 2/2/2, eat-in kitchen with numerous cabinets and counterspace. Formal dining leading to the screened lanai and open pation. Neutral colors for easy decorating. Enjoy this community center with pool and many activities. MLS#363731/LBK/MOL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $58,900 ON TOP OF THE WORLD OPEN SUNDAY 1:00-2:00 PM ON TOP OF THE WORLD SPRUCE CREEK NOR TH ON TOP OF THE WORLD ON TOP OF THE WORLD ON TOP OF THE WORLD SR 200 ON TOP OF THE WORLD ON TOP OF THE WORLD ELEGANT 3/3/2 2321 sq. ft. in Oak Run, parquet and tile floors throughout, on a cul-de-sac. Large L shaped enclosed and tiled lanai overlooking a quiet view of the woods. MLS#341586/SR/GIL . . $195,900 7437 SW 110 PLACE DIRECTIONS: From Main Entrance Oak Run T/L @ 73rd T err (Entrance T o The Fountains), Ahead T ill It Ends Then T/L @ 73rd Cir T o Cul-De-Sac (110th Pl), House Is On Right. (7437) PLEASE PRESENT THIS AD T O GUARD A T GA TE OPEN HOUSE 8885-C SW 95 STREET For more information, go to www .bigsunrealty .com, click on Open Houses PLEASE PRESENT THIS AD T O GUARD A T GA TE OPEN HOUSE 7437 SW 1 10 PLACE For more information, go to www .bigsunrealty .com, click on Open Houses NEA T & CLEAN One-owner 2/2/1 villa with Fl room & eat-in kitchen. Updated roof, appliances AND heat/AC all at an EXCELLENT price in this 55+ comm. w/TONS of recreational facilities and opportunities. R etirement at its best! MLS#368674/DP/FOL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $29,000 8885-C SW 95 STREET DIRECTIONS: HWY 200 OTOW Entrance, T/R @ 85th T er T/L @ 95th St, home on R. ON TOP OF THE WORLD OPEN SUNDAY 2:00-3:00 PM OAK RUN O PEN SUNDA Y 1:00-3:00 PM VER Y NICE END UNIT 2/2/2 VILLA. Newer A/C, roof, appliances and solar hot water system. Large kitchen with numerous cabinets, pantry closet and center island overlooking family room, plus a glass enclosed Florida room. This home offers plenty of space. MLS#363018/LBK/MAN . . . . . . . . . $51,900 COMMERCIAL 861-Wise (9473) 9045 SW HWY 200, Ocala, FL 34481 000AP7T Wise W ay Auto Sales V isit Our W ebsite at: www .wisewayautoinc.com FA M I L Y OWNED & OPERA TED OVER 50 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE The W ise family would like to thank our neighbors and loyal customers for 13 years patronage and support. As we celebrate this anniversary, we would like to invite those who havent experienced the W ise W ay of doing business to come see why buying a new car never makes sense! For all your transportation needs, the only way THE WISE WAY! 352-861-9473 R elax W ise W ay V ehicles are Guaranteed by CarFax Clean Title History Guarantee STORE HOURS: Mon.-Sat. 9am-5pm SER VICE HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 8am-5pm Closed Sat. & Sun. W est Marion Countys Largest Selection Of Certified Pre-Owned Cars, T rucks, Suvs L ike New! Experience a Whole New W ay t o Buy a V ehicle Like-New Cars Without The New Car Price Locate Program Wise W ay Can Find Any V ehicle Y oure Looking For All V ehicles Fully Ser viced & Certified With W arranty! 2 Y ears o f FREE Oil Changes a nd T ire Rotations With EVER Y V ehicle Purchase! 2011 T oyota V enza 1,000 Miles, Power Seat, Remaining Factor y W arranty . . . . SA VE BIG! 2011 Kia Soul Automatic, Power Package, Bluetooth, 3,000 Miles . . WISE W A Y $18,977 2011 Buick Lacrosse CXS A/C Heated Seats, All the T oys, T rue Luxur y Local One Owner Trade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WISE WAY $31,977 2000 Toyota Camry One Owner Local T rade, Low Miles . . . . . . . . WISE W A Y $7,977 2011 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab 2WD, Low Miles . . . . . . . . . . . WISE W A Y $25,977 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited, Leather Navigation, Back-Up Camera, Power Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WISE WAY $28,977 2009 Mercury Grand Marquis LS Leather Loaded, Only 15,000 Mi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WISE W A Y $19,577 2011 Honda CR V EX-L Leather Sunroof, Only 2,000 Miles . . . . . WISE W A Y $27,978 2012 Hyundai Elantra 4 doors, 40 MPG HWY Only 300 Miles . . . . . . . . . . . SA VE BIG! 2011 Ford Fusion SE Lots of W arranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WISE W A Y $18,977 2011 Hyundai Azera Limited Leather Sunroof, 5yr/60k miles W arranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WISE W A Y $28,977 2011 Nissan V ersa Hatchback, Automatic, A/C, 5yr/60k miles warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WISE W A Y $15,977 2011 T oyota Camr y Leather Alloy Wheels, 5 yr warranty Factor y Demo, New $27,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WISE W A Y $23,977 2012-2011 Hyundai Sonatas, Elantras, Santa Fes Several Models to Choose From! 5yr/60k Mile W arranty No Hassle of Big Dealer . . . . . . . . SA VE THOUSANDS!! 2011 Kia Forte EX 5yr/60k Mile W arranty 4 door Automatic . . . WISE W A Y $15,781 P LUS T AX T AG & D EALER F EE Anniversary Specials Anniversary Specials 1 999 20 1 2 2012 HYUNDAI SONA T A Power Seat, Alloy Wheels, 4,000 Miles $24,977 Stock #5053 2011 DODGE GRAND CARA V AN Dual Power Doors, Power Hatch, Stow n Go Seating $25,788 2011 ACURA RDX Leather Back-Up Camera, Like Brand New $30,977 2011 FORD T AURUS SEL, Leather Dual Power Seats $26,977

PAGE 23

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.Federal retirees to gatherThe National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Chapter 2279 of Ocala, and their spouses, will meet at the Olive Garden Restaurant, March 8, at 1 p.m. A meeting will follow the lunch. Any members in the area are welcomed. Saturday, March 10 Health, Wellness Expo setThe 2012 Health and Wellness Expo sponsored by the Ocala Marion County Chamber of Commerce will be Saturday, March 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Paddock Mall. For more information on the registration process, booth pricing, and sponsorship opportunities for the Expo call 352-629-8051, ext. 106.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.Methodist Men serve breakfastThe Methodist Men will serve their famous and delicious all-can-you-eat breakfast on Saturday, March 10 from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. A complete menu with a wide variety of breakfast fare is offered for $5. The Methodist Women will conduct a bake sale and the Stitch Sisters Craft Sale during the breakfast hours. Ocala West United Methodist Church 9330 S.W. 105th St., Ocala Look for the signs.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.Friday, March 2, 2012 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com 6 ~ Friday, March 2, 2012 www.smcitizen.com 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. (ret.) Harry Good. The Flag and Spin Team recently accepted a donation from our own Joann Shaw of four military flags: Navy, Marine, Coast Guard and Air Force, which will complete the Teams set of military flags. She did this in memory of her recently-deceased husband, John Shaw, an Army veteran. Tickets for the concert are $5 and are on sale at Tuesday Socials and in the Activities Office during ticket sale hours.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 will address all your questions. Please reserve your seat by purchasing a refundable $1 ticket at the Tuesday Socials or in the Activities Office during regular ticket sale hours. Super BingoThe next Super Bingo game will be held on Sunday, March 11, in the Lifestyle Center for Marion Landing residents only. Doors will open at 1 p.m. and the game will begin promptly at 2 p.m. Coffee will be available. So join us, and bring a friend (other residents and guests per our rules and regulations).KaraokeAre you interested in Karaoke? Join the Jersey Cowboy, John Winn, on Wednesday, March 7, in the Lifestyle Center. He will bring the Karaoke equipment and music, you supply your voice and desire to have fun. Hope to see you there. Any questions, call the Activities Office.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 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 Sleuths Mystery Theater where you become the detective and help solve the crime. You might even be chosen for a cameo role. The cost is $69 and includes bus, all tax and gratuities, plated lunch of honey glazed Cornish hen, four cheese lasagna with or without meatballs, or prime rib (for an additional $3.20). Join the group to see how good of a detective you make in solving this mystery. For more information, please see the flyer posted on the Travel Board.Diane Bress is Marion Landings Activities Director and an employee of Leland Management, Inc. LANDINGCONTINUED FROM PAGE 4 Marion Landing residents Chuck and Sue Kiger display their crystal collection in the community display case. The Kigers mined the Arkansas Quartz crystals themselves in 2010 and 2011 in the Quachita mountains of Central Arkansas. PHOTO BY DIANE BRESS PHOTO BY DIANE BRESSMarion Landing resident and certified AARP driver safety program instructor Warren Smith fields questions from a group of residents during the recent refresher course held in the Lifestyle Center. Keep your eye on The Communicator for future classes. 0009P1R 000AFBH 000AFBH 000AOXE CELEBRATE YOUR SMILE IN 2012 Let us give you the smile you have always wanted. Dr. Reynaldo Gonzalez and Dr. Mundi Buechele 7621 SW HWY. 200, JUST WEST OF THE NEW LOWES (352) 401-0707 Complete Denture and Cosmetic Procedures GOLF SHOESTORENARROW THRU X-WIDEOrthotic 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 000AO9Q 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 E X P E R I E N C E F A S T E R R E C O V E R Y T I M E S E X P E R I E N C E F A S T E R R E C O V E R Y T I M E S E XPERIENCE F ASTER R ECOVERY T IMES in a warm and friendly environment in a warm and friendly environment in a warm and friendly environment 2700 S.W 34th Street, Ocala, FL 34474 352.854.6262 www .cypresshealthcare.net STOP BY FOR A TOUR! P a l m G a r d e n o f O c a l a i s M a r i o n C o u n t y s P a l m G a r d e n o f O c a l a i s M a r i o n C o u n t y s Palm Garden of Ocala is Marion Countys most award-winning facility! most award-winning facility! most award-winning facility! JOINT REPLACEMENT THERAPY JOINT REPLACEMENT THERAPY JOINT REPLACEMENT THERAPY CARDIAC/STROKE REHAB CARDIAC/STROKE REHAB CARDIAC/STROKE REHAB IV THERAPY IV THERAPY IV THERAPY PAIN MANAGEMENT PAIN MANAGEMENT PAIN MANAGEMENT POST-SURGICAL POST-SURGICAL POST-SURGICAL WOUND CARE WOUND CARE WOUND CARE 0008P4V

PAGE 24

Friday, March 2, 2012 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 24~ Friday, March 2, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Spruce Creek Norths Social Committee is the heart of the community. Cindy Hutchins has been president of this committee for more than seven years and a member for more than 15 years. She is responsible for organizing all the events that go on all year long. (Not an easy job!) Her helpers include Fern Eberly, secretary, plus member for 23 years. Treasurer is Joan Laliberty, a 17-year member. Vice president is Cindy Congdon, more than 10year member. Her other valued members are Dot Whiting, a 23-year member, Jack Lepper, also a 23-year member, Audrey Martin has served 15 years, Doris Scheitlin 10 years, Joan McCarthy 10 years, Jean Opferkuch more than 20 years, Joyce Svilokos more than 10 years. Ann Brennan is a new member. Lori Littleton has helped for many years making the posters for the different events plus has helped out in different areas when she is able. The committee meets the first Tuesday of each month (except for election month) at 1 p.m. This is a very hard-working dedicated group as you can see by the years they have served.Valentine dance and partyThe SCN Valentine Dance was held on Feb. 18 with more than 40 people attending. A three-piece band performed for the residents dancing pleasures. Desserts and coffee were served. Coming up on March 10 will be a St. Patricks celebration with dancing plus Social Committee is heart of community SPRUCECREEK NORTH J LJan Liberio Standing, from left, Jack Lepper, Audrey Martin, Ann Brennan, Joan Mc Carthy, Doris Scheitlin and Dot Whiting; seated, Cindy Hutchins, and Joan Laliberty. Unavailable for photo were Jean Opferkuch, Joyce Svilokos, Fern Eberly, Lori Littleton and Cindy Congdon. PLEASESEESCN, PAGE26 Ken Halderman (352) 237-4488 10641 SW 80th Ave., Ocala Open Houses Sun. & Mon. 12:00 2:00 Ask for Ken A S K A B O U T N O M O N E Y D O W N V A O R F H A F I N A N C I N G Heritage Realty 000APHU Homes are selling! Now is the time to list! 2/2/1 home with carport, newer carpet in house. Has inside laundry located in a gated 55+ community. Furniture and appliances are included. Will make a great retirement home in a very active community. Dont wait, this will go fast. MLS #356004 $53,900 2/2/1 and half garage, laminate floor and tile in baths and kitchen. E xcellent condition, screen/vinyl patio, fresh paint nice landscaped, furniture is offered with full price. L ocated in gated 55+ community, great place to retire, many activities for the residents. MLS #357164 P rice $56,000 2/2/1 Royal model, carpet and tile on floor inside laundry and a built-in pantry, very clean and ready to move in. Located in a gated 55+ community home. Has a 32x9 screen vinyl room to enjoy the backyard. House backs to woods. Will make a great retirement home. MLS #357661 $66,500. HOMES A RE SELLING F A S T. M AKE SURE Y OU LIS T. 2/2 frame and vinyl siding home has newer roof and air, home has fresh coat of paint, all appliances stay. H as a screen and vinyl lanai, chain link fence, inside laundry, located in a gated 55+ community. MLS #363315 $59,000 2/2/2 Cocos model with screen enclosed room overlooking yard which backs up to Oak Run. Home is in movein condition with nice carpet & vinyl floor covering inside laundry and large two car garage with opener. All appliances stay. Located in a gated 55+ community. Great winter home with parking for R/V for residents. MLS #340810 $79,900 Outstanding 3/2/2 Spinosa Model home, features split bedroom plan, family room and formal dining room. Tile and laminated floors, carpet in dining room and bedrooms, in side laundry front loading washer and dryer, large kitchen, three door refrigerator. Located in a gated 55+ community. Beautiful land scaping has great curb appeal. MLS#366076 $84,900 PENDING 2/1/1 home carpet and tile on floor 12/9. L anai on rear of house, has newer roof, air. V ery nice maintained home, located in a gated 55+ community. G reat home for a winter home or year around retirement home. P alm C ay has a heated pool. MLS 368856 $41,900 2/2/1 home in great condition. T ile in dining area, kitchen and baths, laminated in bedrooms and living room, inside laundry. N ewer roof, oversized garage. L ocated in a gated 55+ community. MLS 367677 $61,500 2/2/1 R oyal model home, large kitchen inside laundry. B ath rooms have been upgraded, new paint, screen lanai. N ewer air located in gated 55+community. MLS #364155 $59,900 Beautiful 2/2/1 custom built home. E njoy a lar ge F lorida 14/19 with custom windows kitchen, bath rooms have been updated. H ome is on a corner lot located in a gated 55+ community P alm C ay has a heated pool for the residents. H ome is of fered com pletely furnished. N ewer roof and air MLS 368961 $89,900 PENDING 000AI0K Quality Furniture Decor Items Collectibles Estate Liquidation We Also Buy Pick-Up & Delivery Available Renaissance Room Monday Saturday 9:30 6:00 7380 SW 60th Ave. Airport Road Directly Behind Jasmine Plaza Est. 1993 A CONSIGNMENT SHOP 854-7022 New Merchandise Arriving Daily At 000AOSX W i s d o Family Medicine Wi s d o is W elcoming NEW P A TIENTS! (352) 622-9007 Call T oday For Appointment Pro viding Comprehensive Healthcare F or The Entire F amily Monda y F rida y 8 A M 5 P M Christine A. K ogo y P .A.-C 21 18 SW 20th PL Suite 102, Ocala 34471 (Off of SW 19th A ve. Rd.) BCBS, Blue Options, Cigna, United Health Car e, Aetna, T ricar e, Medicar e and most insurances accepted/billed. Dr James John Wisdo, D .O www .wisdofamilymedicine.com 000AOKN 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. $4,59515 to choose from 000APFH8810 SW SR 200 Suite 107, Kingsland Plaza Across from Pine Run352-291-7626 Mon. Fri. 9am-5pm, Sat. 9am 2pm Thank Y ou for your business, we strive to make our customers satisfied.Same Day Service Guaranteed 6-V T605only$539 8-V T875only$639 12-V T1275only$639 HOME OF THE GREA T DEALS Free Pick-upwithin 10 milesRemanufactured Warranty2009 Club Car Precedent2012 Club Car $5,295fromCarts from $1,89510% Discount to V eterans labor & parts 6-V P2000only$475 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 000AOWB 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 3/9/12 FREE TIRE ROTATION With Oil Change Up to 5 qts. oil. 5W20, 5W30 or 15W40 $ 21 95 $ 10 00 OFF Shims & Parts Extra Call for appointment Must present coupon. Offer good at St. Rd. 200 location only. Not valid w/any other offer. Expires 3/9/12 We know tires Dare to compare 4 Wheel Alignment 000AON3 873-6100 Royal Palms Plaza 854-8787 Oak Run REAL EST A TE CORP Community Resales Dec c See each MLS # at www .DeccaR ealEstate.com ***OAK RUN BIG OPEN HOUSE SUNDA Y MAR. 4 1-3 P .M.*** Get MAPS to ALL 23 Homes at the 3 Gates & Sales Of fice 8026 SW 1 15th Loop 2/2/2, 1225 sq. ft. CBS Sausalito W oodside Lou Serago 804-0159 $70,000 MLS#366979 $87,500 MLS#364012 7908 SW 1 15th Loop 1/2/1+Den, 1068 sq. ft. CBS Sausalito The Preserve John Kapioski 208-1635 $89,900 MLS#354793 1 1460 SW 85th Court 2/2/2, 1528 sq. ft. Frame Expanded Newport NBD 7 Jim Petticrew 216-5852 8094 SW 108th Loop 3/2/2, 2002 sq. ft., frame St. Augustine NBD 10 JaeDen T eam JaeAnn 615-8794 Dennis 615-8731 7417 SW 1 15th Pl. 3/2/2, 1471 sq. ft. CBS Saratoga Hillside Charlie T akesian 352-207-9588 1 1299 SW 78th Circle 2/2/2, w/Den, 1543 sq. ft. CBS Montclair Timbergate John Kapioski 208-1635 11638 SW 70th Court 3/2/2, 1597 sq. ft. CBS Doral Great Room Golfview Lois Lane 789-4516 10958 SW. 69th Cir. 3/2/2, 1769 sq. ft. CBS Martinque Crescent Oaks Pat McCullough 299-6688 $63,500 MLS#363596 81 10 SW 108th Pl. Road 2/2/1.5, 992 sq. ft. Frame Exp. Savannah NBD 5 Jerry Brooks 274-0930 8445 SW 109th Street 2/1/1, 912 sq. ft. Frame Yo r k NBD 3 Jerry Brooks 274-0930 $49,500 MLS#363958 $59,950 MLS#360032 10966 SW 86th T errace 2/2/1, 1 100 sq. ft. Frame Dogwood NBD 2 Barbara Cernera 812-0626 $69,900 MLS#363838 10897 SW 80th Court 2/2/1, 1224 sq. ft. Frame Charleston NBD 5 Lou Serago 804-0159 6709 SW 112th Street 2/2/1.5, 1083 sq. ft. CBS Dover Fairway Oaks Peggy Simpson 208-6554 7887 SW 115th Loop 3/2/2, 1495 sq. ft. CBS Chesapeake The Preserve John Kapioski 208-1635 10925 SW 69th Circle 2/2/1.5, 1262 sq. ft. CBS Key West Crescent Oaks Louise Pace 361-4312 7953 SW 1 15th Loop 3/2/2, 1589 sq. ft. CBS Biscayne V illa The Preserves Pat Stimmel 895-5160 1 1218 SW 73rd Circle 2/2/2+Den, 1362 sq. ft. CBS T urnberry The Fountains John Kapioski 208-1635 1 1398 SW 69th Circle 2/2/2, 1245 sq. ft. CBS Greenbrier Baytree Greens Patty Dougherty 502-3096 1 1476 SW 78th Circle 2/2/2, 1300 sq. ft. CBS Nantucket T imbergate Louise Pace 361-4312 HOMES ARE ARRANGED B Y PRICE FROM (1) L OWEST TO (28) HIGHEST T he number in the left hand corner of the picture shows the homes location on the map given out at Oak Run Security gates. F or More Information, Call Our Offices A t 352-854-8787 Or 352-873-6100 10982 SW 69th Circle 3/2/2, 1755 sq. ft. CBS Y orkshire Crescent Oaks Barbara Cernera 812-0626 1 1613 SW 69th Circle 3/2/2, 2127 sq. ft. CBS Expanded Monaco Baytree Greens Patty Dougherty 502-3096 $188,900 MLS#368580 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 #11 #12 #13 #14 #15 #16 #17 #18 #20 $99,000 MLS#357134 $110,500 MLS#338487 $99,999 MLS#364038 $115,300 MLS#364021 $119,900 MLS#366333 $124,900 MLS#368269 $125,000 MLS#368925 $126,500 MLS#368167 $129,000 MLS#364776 $132,00 MLS#365944 $134,000 MLS#354740 $139,000 MLS#368940 #19 $144,900 MLS#367334 1 1725 SW 72nd Circle 2/2/2 w/Den, 1787 sq. ft. CBS T ahiti Laurel Oaks Lois Lane 789-4516 $195,000 MLS#365067 7094 SW 106th Place 3/2/2, 1915 sq. ft. CBS Tuscany Model Homes Eagles Point Jim Petticrew 216-5852 11103 SW 73rd Terr. 3/2/2, 2017 sq. ft. CBS Monaco The Fountains Charlie Takesian 207-9588 1 1209 SW 71st T err 3/2/2, 2122 sq. ft. CBS Monaco Linkside Lou Serago 804-0159 $209,900 MLS#369691 10638 SW 71st Circle 3/2.5/2, 1965 sq. ft. CBS Tuscany Expanded Eagles Point Lou Serago 804-0159 1 1625 SW 72nd Circle 3/2/2, 2301 sq. ft. CBS Palm Beach Laurel Oaks Patty Dougherty 502-3096 $239,900 MLS#349737 1 1724 SW 72nd Circle 3/2/2, 2073 sq. ft. CBS Monaco w/pool, 2 Fireplaces Laurel Oaks JaeDen T eam JaeAnn 615-8794 Dennis 615-8731 #21 #22 #23 $199,000 MLS#362115 #24 $199,900 MLS#368659 #25 #26 $219,750 MLS#368386 #27 #28 $249,900 MLS#366535 SALE PENDING SALE PENDING SALE PENDING #1

PAGE 25

Marion Landing will be holding a Craft Fair on Saturday, March 31, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Lifestyle Center will be set up with wall-towall crafters selling a variety of handcrafted items including jewelry, handbags, shell art, macram plant hangers, mosaic wall hangings, floral arrangements, quilts, paintings, beautiful lighted wine bottles and glass blocks, photography, assorted Christmas items, and much more. Refreshments will be available and will include coffee, tea and donuts in the morning and hot dogs, chips and beverages for lunch, proceeds of which benefit the communitys Sunshine fund. We hope everyone can come down on Saturday, March 31, and join us. Its fun to see all the different projects, and we appreciate the communitys support of our local crafters, said Merry Anne Krell, Craft Fair chairperson. This event is free and open to the public. Registration for Senior Games due todayRegistration for the Marion Landing Senior Games is due today. 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 to the Activities Office by 2 p.m. today. 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. Sunshine fundraiser tickets Tickets are going fast for Sunshines St. Patricks Games Party on Wednesday, March 14, at the Lifestyle Center. Tickets are $6 each, and the last day to purchase them is Tuesday, March 6, at the Social. 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 12:00 lunch of Reubens, chips and pickles, lemonade, coffee and cake; and the games will begin at 1 p.m. 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. They will be on display at the Tuesday Social. Tickets for the Chinese auction are $1 each or 5 for $3 and can be purchased either at the Social or the day of the Games Party. Get ready for an afternoon of fun, but get your tickets soon as seating is limited.Landing Lites pops 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 ofFriday, March 2, 2012 ~ 25 www.smcitizen.com 4~ Friday, March 2, 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 Add Up TheSA VINGSwith a Name Address City State Zip Phone 10 W ords $8.20 Per W eek 44 For Each Additional W ord Pricing Includes Online All Ads Must B e Prepaid All Credit Card s Accepted1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11 12. 13. 14. 15. 10 WORDS $8.20 + 44 A WORD (Includes Online) = TOT AL 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 Call T oll Fr ee1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIED AD SMC_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_1 1 T odays Ne w Ads AFFORDABLE MOV ING & Lawncare LLC Across town or across the U.S.A. No job to BIG or SMALL we do it all.FLA T RA TE PRICES FL#IM1978 352-870-1394 AFFORDABLEMOVINGUSA.COM Announcements NOVENA TO ST. CLAIREAsk St. Claire for 3 favors: 1 business, 2 impossible personal. Say 9 Hall Marys for 9 days with a lighted candle. Pray whether you beilve or not. Publish it on the 9th day. 9 Days -May the Sacred heart of Jesus be praised, adored, glorified and loved today and everyday throughout the world forever and ever. Amen Your request will be granted not matter how impssible it may seem. BJF ST JUDE NOVENA may the sacred heart of Jesus be adored, glorified, loved and preserved throughout the world now and forever. Sacred Heart of Jesus pray for us. St. Jude worker of miracles pray for us. St. Jude Help of the Hopeless pray for us. Say this prayer nine times per day by the eighth day your prayers will be answered. It has never been known to fail. Publication must be promised. Thank You St. Jude for all prayers answered.MR M edical Dental Assistant30 hours a week Certified and Experience, Coleman Area 1-800-469-4467 Simply advertise in the Classifieds and get results quickly!How T o Make Y our Car Disappear ... CALL TOLL FREE1-8 7 7-6 7 6-1 40 3www .smcitizen.com Prof essional EXECUTIVE DIRECTORUnited W ay 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 W ay of Citrus County Providing innovative and strategic leadership while working with the Boar d of Directors to achieve community impact. W orks 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 W ay of Citrus County1205 NE 5th Street, Suite A Crystal River, FL 34429 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 General Help CUSTOMER RELATIONS*Call Now!* Looking to fill immediate positions. Training, 401(k), medical. No exp. necessary. $550-$800 a week. Call Karen 352-436-4460 Immediate OpeningRecycling Center/Recovered Material Processing Plant now looking for Manager. Must have experience in Management/Sales /Scheduling out bound loads/Multiple Computer programs. Must have a clean Drivers License. Top Pay for the right person. Apply in person @ 711 S. Adolph Pt, Lecanto, Fl. Bring r esume 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 Auctions 2 AUCTIONS THURS. Mar ch 1, 3PM Outside Auction Loads of fr esh Estate fur n., household, tools, dolls, toys, r ow after r ow of adventur ous tr easur es still unloading. COME & sneak a peak A T Antique! SUN. Mar ch 4 Antique & Collectible Prev 10AM Auction 1PM Primitives, signed glass, instruments incl. dulcimers, Longaberger picnic, advertising, coins, jewelry, vint/coll toys, ++ SEE the web DudleysAuction.com 4000 S. Fla. Ave. (US 41-S) Inverness (352) 637-9588 AB1667-AU2246 12% BP-2% ca.disc Furniture White wicker desk and chair $25. (352) 509-4733 Gara ge/ Y ard Sales MAJESTIC OAKSSW 89th Str eet Satur day Mar ch 3, 8am-12Noon TREASURES GALORE!!! General A-1 BUYER!Old Costume Jewelry, Items of Value, Antiques, Fishing Mens Watches, Guns352-344-3809 Sporting Goods CLUB CAR GOLF CAR T W/CANOPY AND SIDE CUR T AINSEXCELLENT CONDITION $1000 FIRM (352) 873-0005 W anted to Buy Ca$h for Old Stuf fJewelry, Military, Knives, Toys, Tools, Magazines, Coins & Iron SkilletsCall for Info(352) 237-2478 or (352) 682-6003 I W ANT TO BUY Y our CAR, TRUCK, SUV R V BOA T, Imports or Any Model, Any Condition, No Titlle OK. Paying up to $20,000 or Mor e. (813) 458-0584 W ANT TO BUY HOUSE or MOBILE Any Ar ea Condition or Situation. Call (352) 726-9369 M obile Homes In P ark 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 Sale or Rent LECANTO 55+ FOR RENT OR SALE 1/1, Furnished $525. 2/2, Furnished $550. 352-287-9175, 746-1189 Rent: Houses Unfurnished 55+ SPRUCE CREEK NORTH2 Bd/2Ba/2 car gar excel. cond. screen lanai Immed. occupancy $650 mo. Includes ammenities (352) 266-0516. Just call and see how easy it is to make money with the classifieds. A NY IT EM PRICEDUNDER $1 00M A XIMUM 10 W ORDS RUNS F OR 2 WEEKSFREE TOLL FREE1-8 7 7-6 7 6-1 4 0 3 Real Es t ate F or Sale PUBLISHERS NOTICE:All real est ate advertising in this newsp aper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limit ation or discrimination based on race, color religion, sex, handicap, familial st atus or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limit ation or discrimination. Familial st atus includes children under the age of 18 living with p arent s or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newsp aper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real est ate which is in violation of the law Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newsp aper are available on an equal opportunity basis. T o complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing imp aired is 1-800-927-9275. LET US WORKFOR YOU!C A LL TOLL FREE1-8 7 7-6 7 6-1 4 0 3SOU TH MARIONCITIZENCL A SSIFIEDSGET RESUL T S! Dunnellon 10 ACRES w/2 Housesone block, one doublewide. $175K 352-854-5564 352-465-2159 Marion Count y Homes For Sale By Owner Retirement Community Home 2/2 Italian tile floors Carpet in bedrooms + den, stainless steel appliances, fans, enclosed lanai, overside garage, landscaped, (352) 291-2795 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 Cla ssic V ehicles AUTO SW AP/ Corral CAR SHOW Sumter County Fairgrounds SUMTER SW AP MEETS MARCH 4th, 2012 1-800-438-8559 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 Handyman StevesHandymanService(352) 854-4927000ANGJ Home/Office Cleaning Let Me Do The Dirty W ork 4 U House Cleaning LOURIE JACKSON (352)433-5292 (352)245-3001lourieann1973 @gmail.comReferences A vail. M o ving/ Hauling AFFORDABLE MOV ING & Lawncare LLC Across town or across the U.S.A. No job to BIG or SMALL we do it all.FLA T RA TE PRICES FL#IM1978 352-870-1394 AFFORDABLEMOVINGUSA.COM Pressure Cleaning Lees Pr essur e W ashing Quality work at low prices! 352-489-6786 LET USWORK FORYOU!CA L L TOLL FREE1-8 7 7-6 7 6-1 4 0 3Sout h Marion Ci t izenClassif ieds Ge t R esult s! Read the classifieds Cr af t F air Mar ch 31 a t Lif est yle C en t er MARION LANDING D BDiane Bress Marion Landing resident and Landing Lites accompanist Joann Shaw donated four military flags to the Westport Army JROTC Flag and Spin Team in memory of her recently-deceased husband, Cpl. John W. Shaw, U.S. Army 1951-1953 (pictured above). The Flag and Spin Team is part of the Landing Lites Pops Concert which will be held on Saturday, March 10, at 7 p.m. in the Lifestyle Center. PLEASESEELANDING, PAGE6 Next time you see Eve, thank her for all she does and give her a Cherrywood hug. She sure deserves it. Saint Pattys Day at CherrywoodOn March 17, put on your Kelly Green attire and join your friends and neighbors for a night of celebration. St. Patricks Day is when everyone becomes Irish for a day to enjoy the myths and merriment of Celtic culture. Tickets are available from Geri for this night of music and entertainment by Rich Becotte and others. Bring your liquid refreshment of choice and come join the Colleens and Harps (Irish for Gals and Guys) for an evening of fun and dance. Only $3 admission per person provides party goers with music; finger foods, and coffee or lemonade. Vets Breakfast:Did you know that S.O.S. is not just a distress call? It is also the abbreviation for a military breakfast dish. You can learn all about and taste this delicious breakfast meal on Saturday, March 31, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Veterans Club breakfast. Also included are scrambled eggs, sausage, juice, fruit and juice, plus coffee and tea of course. The breakfast coincides with the first Fun in the Sun Games sponsored by the Social Committee, which starts at 1 p.m. on the same date. Breakfast is only $3.50 and proceeds go to sponsor the many worthwhile Veterans Club charities. Make a date to get your tickets early because this event is always a sell out. See Geri or contact Bill Mahar for tickets.From your reporter If you have an idea for a story; an opinion about this column or a question, please feel free to e-mail urperssec@yahoo.com. Your comments are always welcome. CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 18 Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com John M. Boyett, Jr Financial Advisor Free Investment Reviews 352-237-2008 800-757-3129 8441 SW Hwy 200, Ste. 1 19 Ocala Fl 34481 www .edwardjones.com Member SIP C 000AO92 000AP9W SOD 85 7-0461 000AMVU Airport T r ansportation Service to all Florida airports and seaports Door to door service On your schedule 24/7 OCALA SMART TRANSPORTATION 352-6 15-0399 www .ocala-smart-tr ansportation.com The one y ou kno w 000APB3 FA M I L Y O WNED & OPERA TED H a i r & N a i l s Hair & Nails H a i r & N a i l s Hair & Nails C ALL 237 -7 020 FO R APPT W h e r e e v e r y s e r v i c e i s a n e x p e r i e n c e Where every service is an experience STUDIO 200 STUDIO 200 STUDIO 200 F U L L S E R V I C E S A L O N FULL SERVICE SALON Perms Coupon Expires 3/29/12 Includes Cut & Style Cannot be combined with other of fers. Must present coupon W ALK INS WEL CO ME L OC A TED IN C ANOPY O AK PL AZA CANADIAN MEDS 000AOE5 Quality Medications, Low Prices Viagra 100mg $4.00 ea. P lavix 75mg 100 ct $77.00 Nexium 40mg 100 ct. $88.00 Boniva 3 pills $69.00 WE SHIP ANYWHERE IN THE U.S.A. Call for a FREE quote today 7380 SW 60th A ve., Ste #1, Ocala 237-0021 Locally Owned and Operated NEW CUSTOMERS PRESENT THIS AD AND GET $10 OFF! On RX Drugs Repr esenting Ocala ar ea r e sidents for over 39 years The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements Before you decide, ask us to send free written information about our qualifications and experience. 237-9225 W .E. BISHO P J R. Attorney At Law Admitted to the Florida Bar in 1965 EST A TE PLANNING WILLS TRUSTS and PROBA TE REAL EST A TE CORPORA TIONS 7743 S.W S.R. 200 Next to the Mulch & Stone Emporium 000AM19 000AORQ

PAGE 26

corned beef and ham sandwiches plus some side fixings, and, as always, dessert and a beverage. Tickets were sold Feb. 29 and March 1. Cost is $8 per person. Time is 6 p.m. and music by George. Looking on to April there will be a dance on the 21st, $5 at the door. Then on April 29 (Sunday afternoon), there will be an Ice Cream Social, $3 per person. Entertainment by the Songbirds will be provided. Time is 2:30 p.m. If you like meeting new friends and neighbors please try to attend these functions that the social committee works so hard to put on.Pancake time again!The March pancake breakfast is Saturday the 31st. Mark your calendar so you can enjoy seeing your friends and meeting some new ones, $3 each for pancakes, French toast sausages, juice, coffee or tea. See you there and like most of the activities in Spruce Creek North, the pancake breakfast is open to all communities that would like to attend.Community Garage salesBarb Turner reports that the SCN community garage sales are scheduled for the end of May or first part of June. Residents it is time to gather all those goodies that you no longer need or want. Watch for exact days and times.Walking or riding at nightMake sure when you are walking or riding early in the morning or at night that you carry a flashlight or reflectors, plus lights on your bike as the drivers cannot see you, You do not want to be a fatality.Hearing SeminarDont forget to sign up at the SCN clubhouse for March 21. DB Hearing will hold their seminar at 4 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Newest technology in hearing aids will be discussed. Hope you plan to attend.Thank You BettyMy many thanks go to Betty Testa for her thoughtfulness. One classy lady!Oak Run Elephant SaleOn Feb. 4, Oak Run hosted another great White Elephant sale. It started at 10 a.m. and the place was packed with people looking for bargains and there were plenty of them. Hubby Jim and I always make sure to attend these sales (usually twice a year). Good clean items and very friendly people. The food was excellent as usual. If you ever get a chance to go to these sales please go, you wont be disappointed.Get well, get well!Many get well wishes go to Jan Holloway and to Sadie Horton who will be 100 years old in May. We wish them a quick recovery.Good-bye to Wilma All her neighbors and friends had to say good-bye to Wilma Barchey as she moved back to Pennsylvania. Wilma was born and married in Pennsylvania She and her hubby Blair retired to SCN over 24 years ago. They were active in many things in SCN for many years. Sadly Blair passed away 2004. Life was not easy for Wilma but she kept herself occupied in many activities like Mah Jongg, Bingo, Euchre and many others. Many neighbors took her out to dinners, lunches etc. to say their good-byes. We all wish her happiness back in the state she was born.Happy 60th anniversaryThe 23rd of this month my husband Jim and I will celebrate our 60th wedding anniversary. Thank you Jim for 60 wonderful years! Hope to have a few (thousand) more!Jan Liberio resides in Spruce Creek North with her hubby Jim.Friday, March 2, 2012 ~ 3 www.smcitizen.com 26 ~ Friday, March 2, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Tomyn We have discussed the need to have privatization of custodial services to privatization of transportation. We have to look at what were offering. Were teaching our students for jobs that do not exist yet. Wagoner Under my leadership we have privatization custodial and privatization of transportation. Anything tied to our core business, we need to see if someone can do it better. Q What about the proposal to go to a four-day week? Tomyn Lets hope we dont go to it. It was deemed by the state that we could not save money (state paying only four days of transportation). Its certainly not worth the disruption. Wagoner Its not a very good idea. Q How do you stand on vouchers? Wagoner I dont mind competition. We should design our schools so parents are clawing to get back in. Having a choice is OK. Tomyn Our school systems have evolved a great deal. Schools of choice are already here. Charter schools have to have the same accountability. For vouchers, I want to be very cautious. Students and teachers must be held to the same standards. Q Do you favor elected or appointed superintendent? Tomyn I believe in the power of democracy. An elected superintendent is the only thing I am familiar with. Twice the voters have declined to make it appointed. If the school board puts it on the ballot, I can argue for that if thats the direction the board wants to go. Wagoner Its a decision you all should make at the polls. Q How do you face the challenge of unfunded mandates? Wagoner The problem is Tallahassee is full of lobbyists who are still very powerful. We have to find ways to be successful under present conditions. T I agree. Were obligated to follow the rules and regulations the state gives us. Q Schools now provide various meals. How do you feel about that? Tomyn We do have a very sophisticated approval process. We want to help those who are needy. We can do a good job of verifying. Wagoner I really cant punish a child for the behavior of the parents. Its an interesting issue. Food service operates like a business, with profit and loss statements. Q What about studying the founding fathers and the Constitution? Wagoner I think we do a good job in that area, we bring a veteran into the classroom. All too often were just tested in reading, math, science. Tomyn We do teach American history, founding fathers and the Constitution. Geography, civics and history in the middle schools, in the high schools American history, world history and American Government. Q I filled in at a classroom last December, and the 11th graders didnt know about Pearl Harbor. Tomyn I know it is part of the curriculum. Wagoner Im shocked. Q Teachers cant teach when you have lack of discipline. Tomyn We have no place in our schools (for those students), they need to be moved or even expelled. Wagoner I cant make parents be parents. We have a strong code of student conduct. Its more of an issue on the bus then in the classroom. If you fight on the bus, you shouldnt ride the rest of the year. Q About public comments at board meetings not being shown on TV. Wagoner Thats a decision the board makes. Im open to have public comment on TV. Tomyn The public should have an opportunity to speak at the appropriate time. Q Why a black history month? Why not just teach about blacks as part of all American history. Tomyn -We do teach all history. All of our schools have done something (for black history month). Wagoner We teach American history. Q We spend beyond six figures on public information. What do you think of having a spokesman? Wagoner As far as PR is concerned, we need to look at how were doing that. Tomyn The public information officer is important. Hes also now managing the TV operation. Q What about complying with the class size amendment? Tomyn Well keep our class sizes to the required number. We cant afford the penalty. Wagoner Smaller is not necessarily better when you have a great teacher. Q What about coaches and administrative supplements? Tomyn These are some of the greatest dropout programs. Wagoner -Theyre really as important as curriculum. We can still offer those programs with resources if we allocate correctly. (Both candidates said they didnt care about the superintendent supplement, although the superintendent salary is set by the state). FINAL REMARKS Tomyn -I enjoy listening. It helps me formulate ideas. I do not feel entitled, but qualified. Wagoner I understand it is a serious business. Nothing is more important than a great education. The system is broken and we need to change that. DEBATECONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Marions Most Wanted Tanisha Dennard, 29, felony bench warrant for failure to appear arraignment count 1 driving while license revoked as habitual offender. Allen Dones, 35, felony violation of probation grand theft 300 L/5,000. Robert Murillo, 45, felony bench warrant for failure to appear drug court count 1 dealing in stolen property; felony bench warrant for failure to appear drug court count 1 possession of cocaine Cecelia Rebstock, 48, felony violation of probation forgery/uttering, grand theft 300 L/5,000. Charles Washington, 28, felony bench warrant for failure to appear status conference count 1 drive while license revoked as habitual offender; count 2 dui impairment or dubal 15 or above; count 3 leave scene of crash property damage only. Curtis Williams, 26, felony warrant count 1 witness intimidation (3rd fel); count 2 battery. SCNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 24 000AOEZ 8602 SW Highway 200, Next to Little Joeys in Big Lots Shopping Center Ocala, FL 34481 www.drcoinshop.com drcoinshop@gmail.com STORE HOURS: MON.-FRI. 10AM-6PM, SAT. & SUN. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY We Are Always Buying: Selling: American Eagles (Gold & Silver) Bullion Maple Leafs (Gold & Silver) Philharmonics (Gold & Silver) Numismatic Coins Coin Supplies Chinese Pandas (Gold & Silver) CALL US TODAY! 352-817-6564 FREE Appraisals In-Store or In-Home Unwanted Broken Jewelry Sterling Silver Jewelry Sterling Silver Flatware Silver Dollars Pre-1964 90% U.S. Coins Gold Coins (All Types U.S. & Foreign) All Types Silver & Gold Rounds & Bars NGC/PCGS Graded Coins American Eagles 000AAVY IRELANDS NO. 1 BALLAD GROUP 8 Gold Albums! ALL THE HITS RARE OULD TIMES FERRYMAN FLIGHT OF EARLS PUNCH & JUDY MAN RIGHT ALL RIGHT DUBLIN IN MY TEARS MOLLY MALONE RAISE THE ROOF CRAIC AND THE PORTER BLACK appearing at Saturday, March 10, 2012 2 PM Show Curtis Peterson Auditorium All Seats Reserved $20 Tickets available at the American Irish Club, Rt 490, Lecanto Starting January 30th (Directly across from St. Scholastica Church & Pope John Paul II Catholic School) Monday-Saturday 10 AM to 2 PM For Information Call Carol At 352-341-3603 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 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 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 W a r Reenactment pr esents Jasmine Plaza 352-401-0001 Jasmine Plaza 352-401-0001 6160 SW SR 200 Unit 104 Ocala, Florida 34476 6160 SW SR 200 Unit 104 Ocala, Florida 34476 STORE HOURS: TUES.-FRI. 10-5 SAT. 10-2 STORE HOURS: TUES.-FRI. 10-5 SAT. 10-2 Readers Choice Winner Jewelry Store 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 www.jandjjewelersocala.com Affordable New & Estate Jewelry 000AMMD All repairs done on premises. All repairs done on premises. All repairs done on premises. B ATTERIES $ 8 00 + tax 000AQ6E Millennium Hair Salon Open Monday thru Saturday Walk-Ins Welcome 11100 SW 93rd, Ct, Rd., Next to I HOP on 200 352-237-3676 NOW A CERTIFIED GOLDWELL COLOR SALON Color, Cut $ 45 95 With coupon. Expires 3/8/12 With coupon. Expires 3/8/12 Perm, Cut $ 42 95 Shampoo, Haircut $ 13 95 With coupon. Expires 3/8/12 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 advertisement 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 000ANGE 000AHPD CCC1327264 HI2378 WELL KEEP YOU SHELTERED FROM THE STORM! rjroofinginc@yahoo.com Authorized Installer Citrus County 352-726-7006 Marion County 352-622-7006 FAX 352-726-7031 Toll Free 888-726-7006 FREE 32 FLAT SCREEN T V with any re roof or metal roof Expires 3/31/12 INC Commercial Residential

PAGE 27

That set off some of the people in the audience. One woman said she has taken birth control pills since she was 12 and they were used to treat hormonal imbalance. She said the plan to negate the rule makes me upset. One woman from the back argued that the religious institutions shouldnt be required to provide something their religion is against, and another near the front turned and yelled, Why, so women can have babies for you to take care of? Another remark from the audience drew a reaction when one man said that President Obama should be impeached. He indicated belief that the president wasnt born in America, among other things. Those documents have all been released, said one woman. Stearns was also criticized by someone who attacked his vote against a trail out West to honor the Buffalo soldiers. He defended his vote because he said the trail, about 200 miles long, was not practical. Would you walk the 200 miles? Stearns asked. There was also what could have been a controversial remark by Stearns, although it was not meant in the way that some people might believe. He was talking about the budget, and was discussing how common folks had to live within their means, using generalized names to refer to family members. However, in making a point as he made up names, he used the name Uncle Tom. That brought a small reaction from some in the audience, but Stearns went right on and appeared not to notice. In fact, Stearns spent a lot of time criticizing the lack of action of moving toward a balanced budget. There doesnt seem to be any attempt to balance the budget. He said he had voted against establishing the super committee to come up with solutions, and defended his vote based on the outcome. They couldnt agree on anything. It was a farce. He spent a lot of time on the Solyndra investigation, a company that received millions in subsidies even though it never made a profit. The company filed for bankruptcy in September. He has issued a subpoena to the administration to investigate Solyndra. Its the first Congressional subpoena since Watergate, he said. Stearns also criticized the decision to subsidize the Chevy Volt, an energy-alternative vehicle. He asked for a show of hands on how many people drove a Chevy Volt, and no one responded. Its not selling. Its a disaster, Stearns commented. He asked why American taxpayers were subsidizing things that they wont buy. Stearns criticized the Department of Energy. Before Jimmy Carter, we didnt even have one. Every one of you would like to have their jobs. He was asked about what could be done to help the housing market. We should allow short sales. He said that banks must be forced to accept short sales. At the end, Stearns praised the audience for coming out early on a cold Saturday morning. A passionate town meeting is a plus. Friday, March 2, 2012 ~ 27 www.smcitizen.com 2 ~ Friday, March 2, 2012 www.smcitizen.com STEARNSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 BY ELOISE HOLLYFIELD ejh2025@gmail.comMaster the Possibilities is hosting an exhibition of the OTOW Art Groups work in the lobby area near Classrooms #5 and #6 and in Sids Caf and Deli during the month of March. The Group is excited and proud to be doing this. Members invite you to drop by to view this exhibit when you come to class or have breakfast or lunch at Sids or are just in the area. The artists work in the following mediums: watercolor; pastel; oil; acrylic; tempura; pen and ink; and mixed media. Many paintings will be for sale if you contact the artist privately. The Group is hosting an Open House on Saturday, March 3 from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Art Room in the Craft Building at 9125 S.W. 98th St., so that you may have the opportunity to see the artists at work and ask questions of them. Coffee, tea, and snacks will be supplied. For further information, contact Anne at 352-732-0706.Travel ToppersTravel Toppers members wish to point out that their trips are for residents of the On Top of the World Communities and their guests only. A few seats remain available for the following trips: Tampa Bay Downs, Saturday, April 7 (contact Pat Hood at 237-8533) and In the Mood, Wednesday, April 18 (contact Kathy Person at 873-2929). Reservations are being taken for a 13day Alaska Tour and Cruise Aug. 31-Sept. 12. The cruise is on the Island Princess, with land lodging at Princess Lodges. The five-day land tour is to Fairbanks, Denali Part, Mount McKinley, and Anchorage. There is also a seven-day cruise from Whittaker to Vancouver, B.C., and includes these visits: Hubbard Glacier; Glacier Bay National Park; Skagway; Juneau; and Ketchikan. Cruise/land rates include transfer to the Orlando Airport and airfare; there is an additional cost for insurance. A deposit of 20 percent of the cruise/land fare is due at the time reservations made. For full information and rates for all cabin classes, call Inge Gaitch at 352-237-7428 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. only, Monday-Friday.OTOW SoftballThe Great Clips team is beginning to make its move to stay on top and have now pulled away from the Dr. Dunn team by four games, which is beginning to falter as the team lost the last two games. The Dr. Dunn team is in jeopardy of going further down as Florida Eye has crept within one game of the second place team and have shown some power hitting as of late. Amazingly enough, the Cebert Wealth team, despite all of its injuries, has managed to win some games and are now in fourth place. How long that will last is anyones guess, as they are only one game ahead of the Tee Pee Tire team and its young players from Stone Creek Still struggling is the Wise Way team, which at times shows signs of improving with wins over the stronger teams. The team has improved with an addition to their infield at third base, but the injuries have burdened them throughout the year. Perhaps the warmer weather will help to jump start some of the teams. TEAMWONLOST Great Clips-Angelo228 Dr. Dunn-Marty 1812 Florida Eye-Roger1713 Cebert Wealth-Bill1218 Tee Pee Tire-Ke1119 Wiseway-Jimmy 921Master the PossibilitiesMaster the Possibilities will continue its ninth year of the Visiting Scholars program next week. On Thursday, March 8, you can meet our Pulitzer Prize-winning neighbor Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Art, travel sports and lectures OTOW HAPPENINGS PLEASESEEOTOW PAGE28 VFW Post 4781 happeningsFish fry on second and fourth Fridays of every month, served from 4 to 6 p.m. Wings and shrimp boats on the first, third and fourth Friday of Friday of every month, served from 4 to 6 p.m. Bingo is played every Monday and Thursday with early bird games starting at 11:30. Lunch is available to bingo players and is also served in the Canteen. Lunches are available until 1:30 p.m. V-burgers with beer specials is on the last Tuesday of every month, served from 4 to 6 p.m. Surf and turf is held the last Saturday of every month, served from 4 to 6 p.m. Bar bingo is held in the Canteen every Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. Food is available. March 13 Ladies Auxiliary Dinner is served from 4:30 to 6:30. Please call or drop by to reserve your tickets. March 17 St. Patricks dinner, will be served from 4:30 to 6:30. Please stop by the Canteen to pick up your tickets. Get your tickets early as they sell out fast. Karaoke in the Canteen every Friday and Saturday starting at 7 p.m. Call 352-873-4781 who is scheduled for the month. To participate in Canteen activities you must be a member or a signed in guest. 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 000AOTB YOURS TRULY CARDS & GIFTS 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 Fine Jewelry, Watches, Giftware & Repairs Custom Designs and Redesigns Appraisals Gem Identifications Buy Old Gold Estate Jewelry 000AKR4 Gem Galleria Jewelers for life s special moments Y es we do... www .gemgalleriajewelers.com 8441 SW SR 200 Ste 101 HOURS: M-F 9-5 SA T 9-1 GOLF CART ACCESSIBLE 237-2240 P A T & RICH LAUGEN Gemologist, AJP Goldsmith 6333 SW SR200 854-6622 6333 SW SR200 854-6622 B ETWEEN Q UEEN OF P EACE C HURCH AND F LOWERS B AKER Y B ETWEEN Q UEEN OF P EACE C HURCH AND F LOWERS B AKER Y Buying All Rolex W atches Bring All W ristwatches For Our Of fer B UYING R OLEX AND W RISTW A TCHES 18K Pr esidential Submariner T wo-T one Daytona Old Rolexes Mens & Ladies 000AP4Y B UYING S CRAP G OLD Any Item Any Condition S IL VER C OINS G OLD C OINS Silver Coins 1964 or Before... 10 S TERLING S IL VER T ea Sets, Bowls, Jewelry Antique W anted Engagement Rings Buying Diamonds 1/4 CT TO 20 CT D IAMONDS W ANTED W e Buy All Resaleable Jewelry B UYING A NYTHING P LA TINUM 000APR5 Repr esenting Ocala ar ea r esidents for over 39 years The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements Before you decide, ask us to send free written information about our qualifications and experience. 237-9225 W .E. BISHO P J R. Attorney At Law Admitted to the Florida Bar in 1965 EST A TE PLANNING WILLS TRUSTS and PROBATE REAL ESTATE CORPORATIONS 7743 S.W. S.R. 200 Next to the Mulch & Stone Emporium 000AOW7 Time R ound 2 nd Across from Jasmine Plaza located in Neighborhood Retail 7256 SW 62nd A ve. Suite 4 352-433-8378 000APCA 2nd T ime Around Furniture & Home Decor Consignment W ise W ay A uto Sales Inc 9 0 45 S W Hwy 200, Ocala, F L 352-861-9473 For all your transportation needs, the only way, the Wise Way! Specializing in the like new cars without the hassles of a new car dealer! 000AP2M FRIENDSHIP CENTER 8441 SW SR 200, #1 13 Ocala, FL 34481 (352) 237-4635 Fax: (352) 861-4646 CHELSEA SQUARE 3233 E. Silver Springs Blvd. Ocala, FL 34470 (352) 694-5003 Fax: (352) 694-6003 dB Hearing Solutions Hearing Solutions Darryl Pennington Board Certified Owner/Operator 000AOVG 000APC1 The Dressing Room #1 R esale of Ladies Fine Apparel, Formal W ear Bridal W ear and Jewelry Dr essing Room Across from Jasmine Plaza located in Neighborhood Retail The 352-237-5478 7256 SW 62nd A ve. Suite 3 000AP4Z Senior Living where... Our Family is Committed to Y o urs. Assisted Living Memory Car e 9070 SW 80th A ve., Ocala, FL 34481 (352) 861-4444 ASSISTED LIVING F ACILITY #9441 Magic T ouch Salon 352-854-2111 Full Service Salon W a lk-ins Always W elcome Located in the Friendship Center 000AP2Q 000AP2T W illits Financial Services, Inc. Phone: 352-368-7739 Cell: 352-275-6583 000AOV6 Y our Full Service Jeweler HRS: M-F 9-5 SAT 9-1 Fine Jewelry Fast Repairs Patricia & Richard Laugen Gemologist AJP Goldsmith Friendship Center 8441 SW SR 200 Ste 101 237-2240 C USTOM D ESIGNS R EP AIRS W A TCH & C LOCK R EP AIRS A PPRAISALS N EXT T O F RIENDSHIP B ARBERS G e m G a l l e r i a J e w e l e r s Gem Gal leria Jewelers BUYING GOLD BUYING GOLD BUYING GOLD F W .H. & Associa tes A Contracted General Agency INDIVIDUALS & F AMIL Y PERSONAL INSURANCE Health Insurance for All Ages Disability Income Insurance Dental Insurance Life Insurance Group Insurance Seniors 854-2100 7651 SW Hwy 200 Ste 108 Circle Square Plaza Ocala 000APT3 BlueCr oss BlueShield of F lorida An Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association For a quote visit us at: thefloridahealthinsuranceexchange.com 000AOU9 CARDS AND GIFTS Ever y Car d 50% Of f Ever y Day Best Selection of Greeting Cards in Marion County P OST O FFICE F LORIDA L OTTER Y F AX C OPIES S TO R E 352-854-1970 F AX 352-854-6186 8449 SW SR 200 S UITE 135 Unique & Unusual Gifts from: Sarah s Angel W illow T r ee Jim Shor e NOA Pr ecious Moments Rhythm Clocks Snowbabies Annaleece 000APB6 L OCAL S H O P L OCAL S HO L OCAL D INE L OCAL L OCAL B E L OCAL Support Y our Neighborhood Businesses www .westmba.com

PAGE 28

OATH OF OFFICE By Michael PalmerMichael Palmer has made a name for himself with medical mystery novels. In this his 17th, the action ends up not in the OR or even in a hospital but rather in a popular diner where something on the menu is driving some people berserk. The book opens with a bang. Dr. John Meacham is muttering to himself about the possible consequences of yelling at an obese patient, Roberta Jennings, for not following her diet. He says, I cant believe this has happened again. I just blew up at one of my patients. The last time, when I screamed at Calvin Summers for continuing to smoke despite a massive heart attack, my medical license was suspended for six months and I had to go away for treatment. Realizing that hes been overheard by many in the waiting room he starts repeating No witnesses as he embarks on a shooting rampage that kills patients and staff before turning the gun on himself. Meacham had previously lost his license to practice because of drug and alcohol addiction but his good friend and colleague, Dr. Lou Welcome, counseled him over a period of time and declared him fit to resume his medical career. Now Welcomes future is looking grim. Hes about to lose his job but determined to find answers to the baffling case. Something strange is responsible for not only Meachams maniacal outburst but also for the behavior of others hes witnessed. His investigation takes him down the path of an unspeakable conspiracy involving genetically modified corn and the White House. En route Welcome interacts with his daughter, his ex-wife, and his exs husband, all putting the dedicated doctor in a positive light. Then the story takes a bizarre turn or two. The president and his wife Darlene are not on good terms, particularly since their old friend, the secretary of agriculture, was fired for what Darlene believes was a set up that involved him with an underage prostitute. She enlists her closest friend to find out whos behind the set up and soon a Deep Throat sort enters the picture. All this makes sense of a kind but then Palmer throws a gruesome termite scene at us and I begin to throw up my hands. In short, without the hospital background, this just isnt my kind of medical mystery. And the plot is just way undercooked. BRIEFS Ocala Health System names new CEOOcala Health System, an affiliate of HCA, announces the appointment of Randall R. McVay to the position of Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. McVay has more than 26 years of health care experience at both the corporate and hospital levels. He joined Ocala in August, 2010 as Chief Financial Officer and added the interim Chief Executive Officer responsibilities in August, 2011 with the retirement of Rex Etheredge. Allen Golson had been named to the position, but died in a plane crash in January near Ocala International Airport. McVays prior experience includes serving in various corporate multi-facility financial leadership roles with LifePoint Hospitals, Inc. and Triad Hospitals, Inc. and from 1986 to 2005 was a hospital financial leader at various HCA operations. I have enjoyed working with Ocala Health for the past year and a half, said McVay. We have set in motion several key initiatives that will position us well for success in the future. Ocala Health System (OHS) encompasses Ocala Regional Medical Center, a 200-bed facility located in the heart of Ocala, and West Marion Community Hospital, a 70-bed hospital located in West Marion County. OHS has the only Commission on Cancer approved cancer center in Marion County and is directly affiliated with the Moffitt Cancer Center. INDEX Bookmark...........................28 Calendar.............................19 Cherrywood......................14 Judis Journal.....................10 Marion Landing..................4 Oak Run...............................13 OTOW...................................27 Out to Pastor........................9 Pun Alley...............................7 Spruce Creek North`.......24CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & BusinessesFRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2012 VOLUME 17 NUMBER 40 www.smcitizen.com BY JIM CLARK EditorThe 2012 local political debate season got under way Monday night at the Tea Party Solutions meeting, as the two Republican candidates for superintendent of schools squared off. George Tomyn, executive director for school development and evaluation with the school system, and Wally Wagoner, deputy superintendent of operations, are both trying to succeed their boss, Jim Yancey, who has chosen not to run. Democrat Diana Greene, deputy superintendent of curriculum and instruction, is also in the race, but is still unopposed for the primary and, as of now, will not be on the ballot until November. The candidates actually agreed on many issues facing the school system. In their opening statements, Wagoner said, This is a very big business, albeit an educational business. Our only job is to teach and learn. The future of everyone in this room is tied to how we do our job. It is a huge bureaucracy that is very hard to change. Referring to his opponent, he stated, George feels entitled to his position, a comment that Tomyn waited until closing statements to challenge. In his opening, Tomyn emphasized his 35 years in Marion County as a teacher, assistant principal and principal before moving into the district office. Im deeply committed to our schools. I understand our business from top to bottom. I bring strong and proven leadership. People are the key ingredient to our success. After that the questioning started, at first from the moderator and then from the audience. Q What are your three primary goals? Wagoner Make sure students receive a great education, understand we have 6,000 employees, less than 3,000 in the classroom. We need to look every day at how to be more efficient. We should customize schools to fit the needs of students. Tomyn -Safe and clean schools, transparent management of resources, and every child should have a great opportunity to learn to meet our future. Q Concerning the budget, where would you cut?28~ Friday, March 2, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Superintendent candidates square off George Tomyn Wally Wagoner PLEASESEEDEBATE PAGE3 PHOTO BY JIM CLARKU.S,. Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-Ocala) gestures as he speaks with the audience after Saturdays town meeting. Audience gets vocal at Stearns meeting BY JIM CLARK EditorA small but vocal crowd provided some heated exchanges at a town meeting hosted by U.S. Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-Ocala) on Saturday morning at the County Commission auditorium. It was the first of several scheduled town meetings by the congressman that day, and it wasnt the usual pro-Stearns meeting that has marked his term in office. The biggest dispute of the day involved the Obama administrations decision to force religiousbased health institutions to provide birth control coverage with their health plans for employees. Stearns is against the mandate, and he cited House plans to overturn it. Whats wrong with buying it (birth control) yourself? he asked. PLEASESEESTEARNS, PAGE2 101 years oldThe birthday of Ann Davis was celebrated by the staff of Shear Joy on Saturday, Feb. 24. Ann was 101 years old on Monday, Feb. 27. She has a hair appointment every Saturday and has been a customer for 11 years, coming over from her home in On Top of the World. She is shown here with Colleen Peluso and Brenda Leigh Massey. brought to life by veteran presenter Karen de Vos. Karen developed a historically accurate one woman show that allows Marjorie to live on. Youll learn about his of The Yearling and find out what made her so important as an American and as a Floridian author. This event is open to the public and is free. It will be held in the Circle Square Cultural Center and begins at 1 p.m. On Friday, March 9, Visiting Scholar Dr. Vince Boudreau returns for his fifth presentation at Master the Possibilities. Vince is a professor of political science at City College in New York. He also directs the Colin Powell Center for Leadership and Service. This year his topic is An Unexpected Spring: Democracy in Myanmar (Burma). He will also discuss recent activity at the Powell Center. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet someone on the cutting edge of foreign policy. This, too, is free and open to all. For additional information, as well as registration, for these two events, go online to www.masterthepossibilities.com or call the registration line at 352-854-3699. OTOWCONTINUED FROM PAGE 27 Not my kind of medical mystery BOOK MARK P WPat Wellington Read the classifieds Farmers Market in operationThe Circle Square Commons Farmers Market on The Town Square reopened Thursday, March 1 and will be open every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Find fresh seasonal produce, flowers, plants, fresh baked goods, candles, delicious pies and much more. Meet and shop the local crafters and artists displaying creative and unique pieces from charming tote bags and beautiful jewelry to wood working creations and framed photography. Come and watch as one of the many On Top of the World Communities talented chefs prepare delicious flavors of the season during the cooking demonstrations on the first Thursday of every month. The market is open to the public and located adjacent to On Top of the World at 8405 S.W. 80th St. For information, call 352-854-3670 or visit www.CircleSquareCommonsFarmersMarket.com. McVay No puzzlesBecause of a production problem, the weekly puzzles are not included in this edition. They will return next week. 000AMHM 352-347-9198 STEVE GRINDLES R ETRACTABLE G ARAGE D OOR S CREENS Operates in conjunction with your garage door. Motorized with remote control Gives privacy, heat reduction and air circulation 80% protection from UV rays Can be operated in a power failure Keeps pests & bugs out Will fit arched doorways High quality PVC screen available in 6 attractive colors. G ARAGE D OOR R EPAIR 10 Years Experience ~ Licensed and Insured www.RetractScreen.com TRANSFORM YOUR GARAGE TRANSFORM YOUR GARAGE TRANSFORM YOUR GARAGE Shades of Beauty Shades of Beauty 861-2001 861-2001 Next to Scoops Little Joeys Big Lots Owner & Stylist Betty Jo Assistant Janice Master Barbers Kathy & Larry Stylists Ginger, Dianne, Patty, Debra & Deana COME BY AND CHECK OUT OUR MONTHLY SPECIALS! 10% OFF ANY SERVICE by Patty, Dianne & Deana $ 5 00 OFF PEDICURES EXPIRES 3/9/12 $ 3 00 OFF SHELLAC NAILS EXPIRES 3/9/12 Manicures Spa Pedicures Shellac Nails KARENS NAILS 816-2457 KARENS NAILS 816-2457 000ANQ0 Prescription Nails Toe Nail Soak & Cut 000AQ6J R AMUNNO L AW F IRM P A Lorenzo Ramunno, Esq. Member of Florida Bar and New York Bar Wills and Estate Planning Probate Law Trusts and Trust Administration Real Estate Contracts Powers of Attorney Pre-Marital Agreements We offer free consultations for Estate Planning Serving clients in Florida for 23 years. Call to schedule an appointment. 000AMMJ 352-854-5570 www.flprobate.net Ramunno Law Firm MAIN OFFICE OFF HWY. 200 Jasmine Professional Park 7500 SW 61st Ave., #100 Ocala, FL 34476 THE ONLY FACTORY CLUB CAR AUTHORIZED DEALER SERVING YOU IN S.W. MARION COUNTY Friendship Center Golf Cars 8441 S.W. Hwy. 200, Suite 121, Ocala, FL 34481 352-854-2060 Mon.-Sat. 8:30am 5:00pm A UTHORIZED DEALER T605 6 V olt $ 583 00 Pric e s Include S ale s T ax & EP A, Plus A t -Home Ins t allation T8 7 5 8 V olt $ 67 3 00 T12 7 5 12 V olt $ 683 00 Ask about our full line o f Utilit y & R ough T err ain V ehicle s SALES, SERVICE & ACCESSORIES P2 000 6 V olt $ 530 00 2011 Club Car Precedent Demo WITH F ACTORY W ARRANTY INCLUDES: Your Choice of New Factory Colors Deluxe Light Package Hinged Windshield Rear View Mirror Highest Speed Setting: 19.2 MPH Pin Stripe and Your Name at No Charge Sunbrella Curtains with Zippers & Snaps Sunbrella Fold Out Club Cover or Full Back Curtains Was $ 6,999 00 Total Cost $ 5,999 00 $ 1000 OFF Any Precedent Demo MUST REDEEM COUPON TO RECEIVE DISCOUNT NO HIDDEN COSTS FREE DELIVERY T105 6 V olt $ 643 00 PRICES GOOD WHILE QUANTITY LASTS INCLUDES T AX