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Place of Publication: Ocala, Florida
Publication Date: 05-11-2012
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BRIEFS Two schools affected by principal announcement Two local school are being affected by the announcement of a series of new principals by School Superintendent Jim Yancey. Jennifer Beck has been named the principal of Saddlewood Elementary, Ken McAteer has been named the principal at Reddick-Collier Elementary School. McAteer is currently assistant principal for curriculum at West Port High school. Beck began her district career in 1994 as a kindergarten teacher at Emerald Shores. She also taught at Wyomina Park and was assistant principal at Sparr.. In 2010, she moved to Eighth Street Elementary as assistant principal. McAteer started with the district in 1998 as an American History teacher at Belleview High. He served as dean there starting in 2004 then moved two years later to West Port High. INSIDE INDEX Bookmark...........................20 Cherrywood......................13 Judis Journal.....................12 Marion Landing..................6 Oak Run...............................22 Obituary................................3 OTOW...................................21 Out to Pastor.....................11 Pun Alley.............................20 Puzzles.................................23CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & Businesses FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2012 VOLUME 17 NUMBER 50 www.smcitizen.com 28 ~ Friday, May 11, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Sod Central burglary suspect arrestedMarion County Sheriffs deputies have arrested a suspect in a burglary at Sod Central on State Road 200 that took place in February. Dennis Graham ONeill, 44, of Southeast 28th Avenue, was accused of dealing in stolen property, burglary and grand theft. He was a former employee of the business. According to the report, the original investigation found that the business had been illegally entered at both the showroom and a storage area and various items were taken. Deputies went to the home of a relative of ONeill recently and discovered several of the missing items. Some of those recovered included a trailer, chain saw, hedge cutter, Weedeater, saw, and other materials. Also believed to be taken was an unlisted amount of currency and a laptop computer, among other things. ONeill was charged with commercial burglary, grand theft and dealing in stolen property. He was also charged with possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. His total bond was $16,000 and he remained in jail as of Wednesday, according to jail records. PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKAvengers movie opensThe opening of the Avengers at the Marion Theatre last Friday brought out several people in costume. Above, Caleb Johnson, 5, of Forest Glenn, posed and, despite the mask, even said cheese as his picture was taken. At the upper left, Carter Moore, 4, was all dressed up, and at the left, Sue McCue of northern Ocala poses with the Black Widow. PHOTO BY JIM CLARKDerby hat winner Rachel Kaser, left, was the winner of the contest on the Downtown Square on Saturday for the best Kentucky Derby hat. She was presented the basket by Angie Lewis. Graduating before they graduate West Port High School seniors receive AA diplomas at CF From the left, graduating West Port seniors who are already College of Central Florida grads are Justin Gonzales, Dakota Gardner and Gabriela Saenz.PHOTO BY JIM CLARK BY JIM CLARK Editor Last Friday, 42 West Port High School seniors graduated before they graduated. After taking advance courses from the College of Central Florida, the 42 received their Associate Degrees at the CF graduation last Friday evening more than a month before their scheduled June 7 commencement exercises at West Ports campus. Three of the graduates gave their views during an interview with a reporter the day before graduation from CF. Justin Gonzales, Dakota Gardner and Gabriela Saenz described what was going through their minds during their two-year course. Here are some of their responses: How long have you been in the local school system? Justin : I came from West Palm Beach in the sixth grade. Dakota : All the way through.Gabriela : I came here in the seventh grade from Miami. When did you first realize that you could get a head start on things? Justin : I first heard about the dual enrollment program as a freshman. My friend who was a junior graduated with her AA, and I thought that was really cool. He said he thought he could do that if he tried really hard. Dakota : Everything starts at home, so PLEASESEEGRADUATES PAGE3 LIBERTY MIDDLE SCHOOL PHOTOStory winner Jessica Patterson was the winner of a recent storywriting contest at Liberty Middle School. Her story starts on Page 18. Institute of Cardiovascular Excellence holds ribbon-cutting The Institute of Cardiovascular Excellence, 4730 S.W. 49th Road, just off State Road 200, held a ribbon-cutting in conjunction with the Ocala Marion County Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday morning. Dr. Asad Qamar spoke to the crowd that gathered, tours were given and a lunch catered by the Mojo Grille was provided. In the photo at the left, patient Angel Pumarol cuts the ribbon while Dr. Qamar, to his right, helps with the scissors. PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKAbove, some members of the Institute of Cardiovascular Excellence (ICE) staff mingle with the guests at the Chamber of Commerce event. Below, Carol Wheeler shows guests part of the catheterization lab. 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Friday, May 11, 2012 ~ 27 www.smcitizen.com 2 ~ Friday, May 11, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Marions Most Wanted Jaime Edwards 35, felony violation of probation for organized fraud. Adriel Goodin 28, felony violation of probation fleeing eluding law enforcement officer, marijuana sale, manufacture, delivery, possession of drug paraphernalia misdemeanor, resisting law enforcement officer, no violence. Zavier Hester 44, felony violation of probation, driving while license suspended revoked canceled prior offense, resisting or obstructing an officer without violence, battery. Cantiniece Manigault 20, felony warrant retail grand theft. Chad McClintock 26, felony warrant count 1 grand theft statutory property; count 2 dealing in stolen property; count 3 violation of pawnbroker record keeping requirement-maintain. Thomas Weaver 37, felony violation of probation, trafficking in stolen property. ESL Ministry recognizedCollege Road Baptist Church recognized its ESL Ministry last Sunday (May 6.) as they complete their eighth year of classes to teach English and Citizenship. The classes will resume in September, but during the summer, students and staff meet for discussion every Wednesday at 6:30, an opportunity for international students to use the English they have learned. The photo above is a group shot of those who attended Sunday, both students and staff. At the right, Janet Smith presents a framed certificate to Lois and Billl Quick, who were honored for completing many years in the Literacy Ministries, and now must retire for health reasons.. Animal rescue seeks transport van donationSheltering Hands Animal Rescue is seeking a donation of a cargo van to transport cats in their Community Cats Program to spay and neuter. Vehicle must be in working condition. The donation is tax-deductible based on book value. 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my mom, who is a single mom, believed that her child would not become a statistic, then put me through advanced programs, first private schools and then magnet schools. Tomorrows the big day; it all pays off. Gabriela : Ive always been in advanced courses, and I thought Id give it a shot, that I could do it, and here I am, Im graduating tomorrow. What do you want to do in the future? Justin : Im majoring at UCF in light design and my goal is to get a masters in technical theater, and Im going to double major in computer engineering. Dakota : A major passion of mine has been the human mind, why were thinking what were thinking, what youre thinking, I kind of want to go and learn more about psychology. He plans to attend Regent University in Virginia Beach. Gabriela : I am majoring in international relations and minoring in foreign languages. She will be attending UCF. What kind of courses did you have to take out of the norm? Justin : We had to take the basic courses last year, this year we could expand and take what we wanted to take. And I think the most fascinating course I took was human growth and development, and what that is, is how the human mind adapts over time, through trials and tribulations, eventually to death, and how they cope with death. That was my favorite course. Dakota : Actually, Ive gone through a transitional period over the past few months. I wanted to do accounting for such a long time so I was taking precalculus, economics all at a college level. It really opened my eyes into how our economy works, which is phenomenal to know. But it wasnt my calling.Gabriela : My favorite course was sociology. I got to learn about religion, you learn about government and economics, there was a whole bunch of variety. What do you say to fellow students who might be coming into the program? Justin : I would tell them to just try their hardest. It never hurts to take a chance on something that could change your life completely, and by taking this chance being able to get two years of college out of the way, saves us so much time by being able to take those prerequisites instead of taking them in actual college. Were able to expand on our major more and in depth. Dakota : It gives a solid foundation in time management, which is one of the most important things that you can do as a productive member of society. You need to pay your bills on time, you have deadlines and quotas to meet, depending on your profession, so this really gives you an introduction on how life is, and the workload of life. Gabriela : Its a great opportunity, if they think theyre capable and theyll do the work, I say they should go for it. It helps us get more mature and get ready for what happens after we graduate. And it helps us prepare, and it saves us two years. Do you worry at all about going into a four-year school as a junior, where youll be some of the youngest in you class.? Do you worry about fitting in?Justin : The way this program has taught me, age doesnt mean anything. The way your mind works, you can be a 15-year old and have the mind of a 30year old. It helps plan your future. If you think youre not going to fit in, thats not going to help you. Age is just a number. Its about how you put in your work and your effort, thats all that really matters in college. Dakota : I consider it an honor to be so young and to be able to rise to such an occasion, being a junior and being a freshman at the same time. Im blown away by the opportunity given to me. Gabriela : We take classes at CF, we encounter people much older us. We learn to be able to encounter other students. I think it will be a great chance, a great opportunity. What are your extracurricular activities? Justin : I am in theater, so I am here almost every single day until 9 p.m. Its a lot of work, but Ive been able to manage and organize how I study, how I take notes, how I do my homework, helped me to develop an organized lifestyle. Hes behind the scenes, building sets, lighting up the show, doing the sound, the little things youre not supposed to notice. Dakota : I am in the band, play trumpet. That includes the marching band, symphonic band, jazz band, its been a phenomenal experience, helped me be the leader I am. Ive been band captain, been quartermaster, given responsibility in charge of so many people, with power comes responsibility. Its been a challenge.Gabriela : I was in ROTC for three years, they teach you leadership, they have many different activities. Like the military they have rankings and the higher you get, the more people you have underneath you. Im also on the tennis team. Did it ever occur to you, wow, were graduating before getting out of high school? Justin : It hasnt hit me yet, but after I look back on all the work that Ive done the past two years, Ive gone through a lot, and its definitely changed how my mindset is and it has made be a better person. Dakota : I absolutely feel that I have met my potential, and I really feel that I made my mom proud. And that was something rally big for me. Im not a statistic. Gabriela : I feel accomplished, Im graduating tomorrow, and I still cant believe I can say Im graduating from college before I graduate from high school. Is there anything you want to add? Gabriela : The professors here are incredible, leaving a lasting impact on me, I definitely recommend it. Its a great experience, you wont miss out. Dakota : I think being at West Port and CF dual enrollment has really opened the door for me, you can go to college now, you can save money, you dont have to be a statistic. Its been a challenge, but its been awesome, you can let the next generation know what to look out for.Justin : I cant stress enough how many opportunities you have if youre in this program. If you just graduate with a high school diploma, you have to take courses for two years in college spending money that doesnt have to be spent. With these two years, we have so much more time, freedom and money to use for our benefit. Weve all grown up together. It expands your mind because of how well the professors teach, how well they involve their students, how well theyre organized. Everything about this program has been able to better me as a person and get me prepared for what life really is. Have you talked to your older relatives to see what it was like when they went to high school? Justin : My family grew up in California told me I was blessed with this wonderful opportunity. After listening to them and going through all these courses, all the rigorous and tedious things, I can see what a better all-around person Ive become. Dakota : My grandmother told me school wasnt really a priority for many students. They said the schools didnt offer as much as they did now. They didnt have honors courses, didnt have advanced placement courses. Gabriela : My family is from Ecuador, everything is much different. My mom says she wishes they had this. She didnt really tell me much. Friday, May 11, 2012 ~ 3 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 26 ~ Friday, May 11, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Add Up TheSAVINGSwith a Name Address City State Zip Phone 10 Words $8.20 Per Week 44 For Each Additional Word Pricing Includes Online All Ads Must Be Prepaid All Credit Card s Accepted 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 10WORDS$8.20+44AWORD(IncludesOnline)=TOTAL For your convenience, mail with payments to South Marion Citizen office at 8810 SW SR 200, Unit 104, Ocala, FL 34481 or call...Serving S.R. 200 Communities & Businesses CallTollFree1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIEDAD SMC_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_11 Good Things to Eat PEAS Conch Black Eye Zippers Purple Hulls We pick or You Pick Vicky (352) 322-0701 (352) 465-8313 Clerical/ Secretarial Office AssistantSeeking a qualified individual who posses excellent organizational, interpersonal & communication skills. 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CALL CATHY (352) 237-3347 Handyman Steves Handyman Service (352) 854-4927 000B9DM Home/Office Cleaning AFFORDABLE HOUSE CLEANING 352-999-8881 LORI Tree Service S & L LANDSCAPING & TREE SERVICE. Trimming Topping Removal Stump Grinding Sod, Stone, Mulch & Much More STEVE (352) 455-0717, Lic/Ins. How To Make Your Car Disappear...Simply advertise in the Classifieds and get results quickly! TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403www.smcitizen.com GRADUATESCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Augustus J. Kimley Jr., 80Augustus J. Kimley Jr. 80, of Ocala, passed away at Munroe Regional Medical Center on April 26, 2012. OBITUARY Hospice seeks singersHospice of Marion County invites you to consider a unique volunteer service. We have a special choral group known as the Journey Singers that sings songs of healing and comfort at the bedsides of the ill or dying at the four Marion County Hospice Houses, private homes, and other selective venues. We offer a wide choice of music, including spiritual, secular and patriotic selections. If you can read music and sing a cappella (that is, without instrumental accompaniment), and have a compassionate heart, join us in this rewarding journey. Call Kathy Berning at 352-873-7441 for details. Steves Handyman Service (352) 854-4927 000B9DM 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 000BDW9 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. 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Friday, May 11, 2012 ~ 25 www.smcitizen.com 000BEJG For all your heavy equipment needs Lot / Land Clearing / Demolition Property Clean Ups / Complete Tree Service Fill Dirt Limerock Driveways LICENSED AND INSURED CHECK OUT HOW YOU CAN SAVE! TREE SERVICE/SITE PREP LAND CLEARING AND HAULING LLC 352-207-2904 VISIT OUR Website: www.cmhcontracting.com 4 ~ Friday, May 11, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Community calendar Saturday, May 12 Latin-American event at Circle Square Enjoy a night of Latin flare during the Latin-American Festival at the Circle Square Commons Town Square on Saturday, May 12, from 5 to 10 p.m. Come celebrate the sounds, tastes and zest of Latin America with live music by Grupo Salsarengue, Latin American food, dancing and traditional Latin dance performances by A MAGI Dance Group. This event is free and open to the public. Circle Square Commons Town Square is at 8409 S.W. 80th St., Ocala. For more information visit: www.CircleSquareCommons.com. High Tea at Church of AdventThe Church of the Advent at 11251 S.W. Highway 484 (across from the fire department) is having a High Tea on Saturday, May 12, the day before Mothers Day. It will begin at 2 p.m. and the ticket cost is $10 per person. Hats and gloves are optional but bring your own tea cup. There will be entertainment and an array of prizes. Join us for a fun-filled day. For more information, call 352-465 7272.Leave your name and number, we will return your call.Methodist Men plan breakfast The Methodist Men will serve their famous and delicious all-can-you-eat breakfast on Saturday, May 12 from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. A complete menu with a wide variety of breakfast fare is offered for $5. Ocala West United Methodist Church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St., Ocala. Look for the signs. Make plans now to bring your friends and attend. All proceeds help fund a variety of local charities. Sunday, May 13 Brunch at West Marion MooseThe Mothers Day Brunch at the West Marion Moose Lodge will be May 13 and is open to the public. An additional treat is a flower gift for each mom. Brunch will be served from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. The public is invited to this special Mothers Day Event. West Marion Moose Lodge 2356 is at 10411 S.W. 110th St., one mile north of State Road 200, across from Oak run entrance. Phone is 352-854-2200.Comission to start early The May 15 Marion County Board of County Commissioners meeting originally scheduled for 9 a.m. has been rescheduled for 8:30 a.m. in the McPherson Complex Auditorium (601 S.E. 25th Ave., Ocala). The meeting will recess at 10 a.m. and reconvene at 1:30 p.m., if necessary. If reconvening is not necessary, the regularly scheduled zoning meeting will begin at 2 p.m. For more information, contact the commission office at 352-438-2323. Bahia Oaks homeowners tomeet Bahia Oaks Mobile Homeowners Association (BOHA) will hold their next meeting on Tuesday, May 15, at 6:30 p.m., at the Freedom Library, 5870 S.W. 95th St., Ocala. All homeowners are invited. Wednesday, May 16 Conversation to practice English College Road Baptist Church, 5010 S.W. College Road, offers its free summer program, "Conversation Cafe," welcoming all internationals with an opportunity to practice speaking English in a small group setting, every Wednesday at 6:30. Child care is provided. No books, no classes, just talking. More information at 352-854-6981. Thursday, May 17 Air Force Association meetsThe Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association (AFA) will hold its May meeting on Thursday, May 17, at 7 p.m., at the Ocala Regional Airport Administration Building, 750 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. Representatives from the Marion County Sheriff's Office, Division of Emergency Management, will brief us on what to do if a hurricane hits our part of Florida. Everyone is welcome. For information call Mike Emig 352-854-8328.Friday, May 18 Spaghetti dinner at Queen of PeaceQueen of Peace Catholic Church will hold an all-youcan-eat spaghetti and meatball dinner with a 25-item salad bar on Friday, May 18 from 4 to 6 p.m. The cost is $7 per person, beverage included and children under 18 eat free. Saturday, May 19 Italian Dinner at St. Jude The annual Italian Dinner sponsored by the Ladies Guild is planned for Saturday, May 19, at 5:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall of St. Jude Catholic Community. A traditional Italian meal will be served. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children under the age of 12. Takeouts will be available as usual. Tickets will be available before and after the weekend Masses. No tickets will be sold at the door. For additional information please contact Linda at 532-347-0154. St. Jude Catholic Community is at 443 Marion Oaks Drive in Marion Oaks. Two-day show for Dunnellon HighThe Hallelujah Girls will be presented by the Dunnellon High School Drama Club at the Dunnellon Train Depot on May 19, 7 p.m. and May 20, 3:30 p.m. This play is a joyful comedy that will make you laugh out loud and shout "Hallelujah!" The train depot is in historic downtown Dunnellon at 12061 S. Williams St. Tickets are $5 each and sold at the door. Call Dianne Sellner at Dunnellon High School at 352465-6745 for more information. On Saturday, May 12, letter carriers throughout Marion County will participate in the 20th annual National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) National Food Drive to Stamp Out Hunger. This annual effort has become the largest one-day food drive in the nations history, resulting in more than a half billion pounds of food to local food banks, pantries and shelters in all 50 states. Last year in Marion County, 278,500 pounds of nonperishable food was collected and donated to Interfaith Emergency Services for distribution to the Salvation Army, Brothers Keeper, St. Theresas Catholic Church and the Help Agency of the Forest food banks. The Ocala Post Office was ranked first in the nation in their union member category for the fifth year for the communitys outstanding effort in supporting this program. In Marion County alone, more than one million pounds of food has been collected. Postal customers are asked to hang a food donation on their mailbox before their letter carrier delivers the mail on Saturday, May 12, and the carrier will do the rest. Collection barrels will also be set up at all Post Office branches to accommodate those with Post Office Boxes. For individuals interested in volunteering for the collection and unloading/loading, please call Thomas Curtis at 572-5634. Service hours for high school students are available. United Way of Marion County, USPS, Campbells, Valpak, Feeding America, the National Rural Letter Carriers Association and AFL-CIO have partnered with the NALC to help stamp out hunger. Letter carriers to pick up food Saturday Jim Duncan, CEO of Sumter Electric Cooperative, announced that four graduating seniors from SECOs service territory in Southwest Ocala have each won $2,500 scholarships from the Cooperative. According to Duncan, SECOs scholarship program began in 1996 when the SECO Board of Trustees first approved it. Since then, including this years winners, SECO has awarded 209 scholarships to deserving high school seniors. Duncan said, With todays high cost of a college education, every dollar that can be dedicated to the pursuit of higher education is important. At SECO were very proud of the young people in our service territory and we hope that, following college, some of them will bring their new found skills and knowledge back to our area. We wish our scholars well as they pursue their academic endeavors. This year 199 qualified applicants from throughout SECOs service territory were evaluated based on their scholastic achievements, school and community service activities, and financial need. Among the winners are Shannon BriAnne Hill and Stephanie Ann Miller, both of West Port High School, Matthew Robert Deming of Dunnellon High School and Nyron M. Sammy of Meadowbrook Academy. Local students win scholarships 000BE4K Stop In Jasmine Square For Your Best GIFT CARDS AVAILABLE 6128 SR 200 Ocala 352-861-1120 Expires 5/19/12 YOUR PURCHASE Excluding jewelry. Not valid on Clearance or Sale Items. 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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 000BE50 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 Howards Home Repairs Garage door openers Shelving/Storage systems Roof gutters & downspouts Trim carpentry Small furniture hauling Flooring All your Honey-Do jobs HOME REPAIRS 000BC1P Howard Richardson 854-9136 S U M M E R S R A I N 000B6IF 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 CARPET CARE C O M P L E T E C A R P E T C A R E C O M P L E T E C A R P E T C A R E COMPLETE CARPET CARE 352-282-1480 cell 352-547-1636 office Free In Home Estimates Lifetime Warranty Lic & Ins Specializing in: Carpet Stretching Carpet Repair 000BEDD 10% Discount for seniors, law enforcement & military C ARPET & U PHOLSTERY C LEANING LLC SPRINKLERS ACCURATE SPRINKLERS (352) 445-1403 Licensed #10719 & Insured C HECK -U P Complete check-up of entire sprinkler system! $ 30 0 0 0 B 0 H 8 000B0H8 000B803 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 000AQEZ 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 AIR CONDITIONING Lord Appliance Service 680-0206 000B8U3 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 000B5CV Call or text 352-426-6505 Free estimates Lawn Service by Steven LAWN SERVICE MOWING, FIELDS Vacant Lots, Mulch, Bush Trimming and More! 000B7WR CURBING Add the look and value to your home without breaking the bank. 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All dinners are open to the public in the hall. The Mens Auxiliary serves shrimp and wing baskets on the first and third Friday, 4 to 6 p.m. A fish fry is held on the second and fourth Friday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. V-Burgers (two for $2 along with chips and special beer prices) are available on the last Tuesday of the month, 4 to 5:30 p.m. On the second Tuesday of the month the Ladies Dinner is served from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The menu includes the monthly main course, salad, rolls, and dessert for $7. A Mothers Day Ham Dinner with all the trimmings will be held on Sunday, May 13 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Donation is $7. Bingo is open to the public each Monday and Thursday with early bird specials starting at 11:30 a.m. Lunch is available until 1:30 p.m. Members and Guests Monday Night Bar Bingo is played in the Canteen from 6 to 8 p.m. Food is available from 5 to 6. Enjoy the entertainment of karaoke on Friday from 6 to 10 p.m. and on Saturday from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, May 11, 2012 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 24 ~ Friday, May 11, 2012 www.smcitizen.com S candina v ian C lub to meet The Scandinavian Club of Marion County invites people of Danish, Finish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish decent to join us at our next meeting on May 19 at 11:30 a.m. at the Ocala Hilton, 3600 S.W. 36th Ave. in Ocala. The menu will be Chicken Cordon Bleu or Bourbon Salmon with rice, vegetables, salad, coffee and dessert. The entertainment will be Silver and Ivory. The cost is $16 per person. Reservations, food preference and payment must be made in advance. Payment must be received by Wednesday the 16th of May. Checks to be made out to Don Clauson and mailed to Don Clauson, 5901 S.W. 86th Place, Ocala, FL 34476. For further details call Jim Neate 352 687-1580, Don Clauson 352 861-1235 or Terry Rasmussen 352 347-8362. Sunday, May 20 W est P ort student concert at UCC Dominic Muzzi will perform a piano concert on Sunday, May 20 at 3 p.m., at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 7171 S.W. State Road 200 (352-237-3035). Dominic is a senior at West Port High School and serves as accompanist for the Central Florida Master Choir. The concert is free, but donations will be accepted and presented to Dominic to help with upcoming college expenses as he pursues a career in music. Marian Musical Meditation at S t. J ude Sunday, May 20 at 4 p.m. is the date and time for the special Marian Music Meditation Program to be presented by the Music Ministry of St. Jude Catholic Community, 443 Marion Oaks Drive in Marion Oaks. May is the month devoted to Mary, the Mother of God and we show our devotion to her through music, scripture and prayer. Everyone is welcome to attend. There is no charge. Monday, May 21 L e g ion post to meet The Ralph J Green American Legion Post # 354 will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, May 21 at 1 p.m. in the community room of the Sheriffs Brian Litz Building, 9048 S.W. State Road 200. Try to arrive early to enjoy light refreshments and comradeship with fellow veterans. For more information telephone Commander Fred Pulis at 352-854-9976. R etired nurses to meet The Citrus Marion Chapter of the Registered Nurses Retired (RNR) will meet at West Marion Medical Building, Room 240, on Monday, May 21. Sign-in for the meeting starts at 11 a.m., lunch at 11:30 and the speaker follows at noon. Our speaker will be Dr. Jose Gaudier who will speak on Medicine in Art History. Our charity is the Ocala Domestic/Sexual Assault Center. Items needed are: food items such as mayonnaise, jelly, cereals, children's snacks, bottled water and juice. Household supplies such as bleach, laundry detergent, dish soap, scrubbing sponges, sheets and towels are also needed. Retired RN's wishing to attend should contact Gladys at 352-854-2677 or Mary Jane at 352-726-6882 by Thursday May 17. Tuesday, May 29 B reast cancer g roup to meet The Breast Cancer SOS (Sisterhood of Survivors) support group meets the last Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St., room 104. The May 29 meeting will be a presentation by Knan Lee, who will speak and demonstrate Hatha Yoga, which relaxes the body and mind, improves musculoskeletal fitness and flexibility, and elevates health and well being. For further information, call Gail Tirpak at 352-2916904. Sunday, June 3 B lueberr y F esti v al planned On Sunday, June 3, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ramada Conference Center, 3810 N.W. Bonnie Heath Blvd. (U.S. Highway 27), the inaugural Blueberry Festival will take place, to benefit Sheltering Hands Rescue. There will be arts and crafts, prizes, a baking contest, 50/50 raffle, book sale, plants, a food area and fresh blueberries. There will also be Horebowtique Mini Therapy pigs, Brick City Oil Slickers VW Club, Ocala K-9 Unit, Ocala Carriage rides, Rowdy Boys Barbershop Quartet and the Blueberry Princess. Admission is $1 for adults Children under 12 are free. For more information call 352-291-1962 or email at pbennighof@gmail. Moose Lodge activities Lunch Menu 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. May 12, Saturday, Taco Buffet 5-7 p.m. Barry and Nancy Name That Tune Contest 7 p.m. May 13, Sunday, Mothers Day Brunch (Brunch is open to the public) 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A flower for each mom. Bar Bingo 4 p.m. May 14, Monday, Shuffleboard 12:30 p.m. Moose Legion Meeting 6 p.m., LOOM Meeting 7 p.m. May 15, Tuesday, Pork Loin Dinner and Spanish Rice 5 to 7 p.m. Jersey Cowboy Karaoke. May16, Wednesday, WOTM Meeting 7 p.m. May 17, Thursday, Euchre and Pitch 1 p.m. Stir Fry and Rice 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Shuffleboard 7 p.m. May 18, Friday, Fish or Shrimp 5 to 7 p.m. Singing and Dancing. West Marion Moose Lodge 2356, open for members and qualified guests is at 10411 S.W. 110th St., one mile north of State Road 200 across from Oak run entrance. VFW activities S ummer will be here before we know it. That means millions of high school and college students will be searching for jobs. Whether a new worker is beginning the career of a lifetime or just earning some extra money for the school year to come, there is one question that is likely to be on each new workers mind when they see their first pay stub: Wheres the rest of my money? Generally, employers are required to withhold Social Security and Medicare tax from a workers paycheck. The amounts you pay in Social Security and Medicare taxes are matched by your employer. Usually the money that is withheld is referred to as Social Security taxes on the employees payroll statement. Sometimes the deduction is labeled as FICA taxes, which stands for Federal Insurance Contributions Act. So let us tell you how that money is being used, and whats in it for you. The taxes paid now translate to a lifetime of protection, when you eventually retire or if you become disabled. In the event that you die young, your dependent children and spouse may be able to receive survivors benefits based on your work. Today you probably have family members grandparents, for example who already enjoy Social Security benefits that your Social Security taxes help provide. You may be a long way from retirement now, so you may find it hard to appreciate the value of benefits that could be 40 or 50 years away. But consider that your Social Security taxes could pay off sooner than you think. Social Security provides valuable disability benefits and studies show that a 20year-old has about a three in 10 chance of becoming disabled sometime before reaching retirement age. Another bit of helpful advice for young workers: be wary if youre offered a job under the table or off the books. If you work for any employer who pays you only in cash, understand that youre likely not getting Social Security credit for the work youre doing. Want to learn more about Social Security and what it means to young workers? If so, we invite you to enjoy a webcast: Social Security 101: Whats In It For Me? The webcast will fill you in on the details you should know to get the most out of Social Security. Check it out at www.socialsecurity.gov/webinars/social_security_101.html. If you have questions about Social Security, the best place to go is online to www.socialsecurity.gov.Adon Williams is Social Security district manager in Ocala. Why young workers should care about Social Security S OCIAL SECURITY A W Adon Williams Fine Arts For Ocala (FAFO) will hold the 19th annual Symphony Under The Stars on Sunday, May 13, Mothers Day, at the Ocala Golf Club on Silver Springs Boulevard, (formerly Ocala Municipal Golf Course). 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Friday, May 11, 2012 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com 6 ~ Friday, May 11, 2012 www.smcitizen.com M AINTAIN THE H EALTH OF Y OUR B USINESS Advertise in ARIES (March 21 to April 19) TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) CANCER (June 21 to July 22) LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) BORN THIS WEEK: Leisure A t the May 1 Tuesday Social, Jan and Kaz Sekurski were honored for their years of service to the community of Marion Landing. In his presentation, Board President Joe Raffony described our volunteers as follows: Were honoring a couple who moved to Marion Landing in 1999. Currently, they are both members of Patrol and Lock Up. Over the years, they have helped with many dances held in the Lifestyle Center, and she helps with decorations for many events. Both our honorees are former Sunshine Committee members, and she was a Bingo caller. Just recently, you saw them both participating in quite a few of our Senior Games. Now here are your best clues. She sings in the Landing Lites, and he is a member of our Sound Crew. It is my pleasure to introduce Jan and Kaz Sekurski as our Volunteers of the Month. Kaz and Jans engraved plaque will join the more than 145 other volunteers recognized by the community since 2001, all of which are posted in the Lifestyle Center. Award recipients are chosen from a list of residents who are nominated for the award by their peers. If you would like to nominate a fellow resident for a volunteer recognition award, please forward your recommendation, in writing, to a Board member, member of the Activities Support Committee, or the Activities Director.Senior Games It was two weeks of intense competition and loads of fun as 118 residents participated in the Marion Landing Senior Games from April 9 through April 21. There were 66 different events, and attendance in 12 or more events would earn participants a coveted Ed Morgan Fitness Award. The 46 players who placed in that category were: Joan Buzzek, Pete Buzzek, Armando Cantele, Marg Carlquist, Jerry Conklin, Marian Curtin, Ed DeMauex, Jim Dillon, Patty Diuguid, Armand Duquette, Rachel Glenn, Richard Grube, Liz Herrick, Jesse James, Larry Keables, Pat Kennison, Sue Kiger, Jeannine Kristan, Charlie Leagra, Stephanie Leagra, Abby Litchert, Barbara Litchert, Helen Martinez, Charlie Mock, Don Norris, Lois Norris, Sandy Olmsted, Evelyn Olsen, Carol Pfeil, Jim Pohlers, Lee Reynolds, Dave Rusch, Lorraine Russo, Art Salzlein, Carolyn Salzlein, Bob Schmidt, Donna Schmidt, Jan Sekurski, Kaz Sekurski, Howard Shay, Mike Soter, Dot Toneske, Pat Verbanatz, Ken Welsh, Mary Jane Welsh and Pat Wurst. They received their awards at the April 28 Breakfast of Champions held in the Lifestyle Center. Howard Shay, this years Senior Games chairperson, sent me the following note: One hundred and eighteen neighbors from all corners of Marion Landing had the opportunity to meet each other, compete against each other, and have some good times with familiar friends and new acquaintances at our recent Senior Games. There were 66 different events during the twoweek period, and one couldnt help but notice the flurry of people as they scurried from event to event. We are very thankful that Mother Nature provided such wonderful weather. Thanks again to the 10 new games directors who filled in this year and to the 23 returning directors who ensured the games continued as in the past. The physical and administrative support from Leland was greatly appreciated. And we cant forget the breakfast crew who got up before the break of dawn to put on our Breakfast of Champions. Add in a committee of 14 and you can see how much of a full community planning event the Senior Games are. Now its time to slow down a bit and enjoy the summer. Until next year A memorable showThe audience took a walk down memory lane during Little Theatres performance of The Golden Age of Radio on April 21 in the Lifestyle Center. The show was a throwback to when one used their imagination to picture the stories broadcast on shows like Burns and Allen and listen to entertainment featured on Ted Macks Amateur Hour. Little Theatre brought you back to that era with their skits and wonderful performances. The set, skillfully crafted by Ed Gorsky and Bob West, was reminiscent of old time radio shows. Charlie Mock was the Announcer and Dotty Bouchet, Marilyn Darnell and Marilyn Pineau were the Commercial Singers with Ardith Thomas as the piano accompanist. The first of the five skits, Burns & Allen, headlined Jim Pohlers as George and Shirley Martin as Gracie, with Betty Kraus as Billie, George Taragna as Mr. Jetson, Ethel Taragna as Volunteers recognized for service at Marion Landing PHOTO BY DIANE BRESSBoard President Joe Raffony presents Kaz and Jan Sekurski with their Volunteer Recognition Certificate after the May 1 Social. PLEASESEELANDING PAGE7 M ARION LANDING D B Diane Bress 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. 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O n Tuesday, May 22, Renaissance Women will have High Tea at Stone Creek beginning at 11:30 a.m. The cost will be $12.95. Call Norma at 352-854-1910 to make your reservation or for more information. The regular meeting will take place on Sunday, May 27, at 2 p.m. Palm Grove. All women of Oak Run are encouraged to come and find out what we have planned. There will be a trip to the Hard Rock Casino in Tampa on Sept. 19. Valerie will host this trip which is offered by Oak Run Travel. Call her at 352873-1633 for more information Donut Drop In /Mini Book Sale Join your friends, and make some new ones, tomorrow, Saturday, May 12 for the Donut Drop In. Have donuts, juice, coffee and tea from 8 to 10 a.m. in the Orchid Club. At the same time and place Friends of the Library will be having a mini book sale. Do You Remember?Tune in channel 12 for Len Teitlers presentation of the St. Valentines Day dinner dance fund raiser for St. Judes Childrens Hospital, narrated by Anna Boodee. It will air following FYI daily at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. from May 11 to May 18. Photography ClubThe Photography Club will review photos submitted by members and will have a business meeting to discuss the clubs meeting format for the 2012-13 club year at their next meeting on Monday, May 14, at 7 p.m. in the Orchid Club. Members should come prepared to discuss what they prefer and what they do not prefer in future club programs. Our goal is to have a format that is interesting and educational for Oak Run amateur photographers of all skill levels, especially those who wish to improve and or share their skills. We need to know what you want from the club and what you are willing to do for the club. Also, we need to know what kind of pizza you like! In June the club will provide pizza for us to enjoy as we review our best photos of the year. In order to know what to order, we need to know your preferences. There will be a sign up sheet at the door as you sign in so you can let us know what to order.New York ClubWhat! You forgot to get your tickets to our last dinner/dance for this season? Well, last chance. New Yorkers, if you call Jeanne Kozloff at 352-854-1172 or Betty Palazza at 352-8549628 they just might have some left. Cost for members is $15 and guests, $18. Any Oak Runners interested, please contact John McHale, president, if you have any questions at 352362-3465. Members from the VFW will be present. Im sure many of you will be part of our Orchid Club parade to pay tribute to our service men and women wherever they may be. You may wear or display our great countrys colors but this is optional. Caterers will provide turkey and all the traditional sides. You may bring the beverage of your choice. George will provide music that should keep you on the dance floor til your feet give out. Save some energy for our famous Corners Dance Contest. Of course, there will be door prizes and 50/50 (80/20) drawings will take place later in the evening. Mark your calendars for our next coming event which will be on Saturday, Sept. 29, with a theme of Day at the Races NASCAR. Please contact Ginny Emerick at 352-8545120 if you know anyone in the club who would like a kind word. Keep cool!!Italian American Club Due to many of the members being away we are not having an event in June. Our next fun outing will be in July. You can look forward to our flyers, advertisements and a theme which will be enjoyable, and fun. Call Vinny at 352237-2314 or John at 352-8611444 if you have any questions. Have a great month, enjoy this beautiful weather, the pools and our lovely surroundings. Oak Run TravelCome along on another trip to Hard Rock on Sept. 19 with host Valerie Oddo. Departure time was changed to 12:15 p.m. and the bus will return around 7 p.m. Get $30 in free play and a $5 food voucher for $22 per person cost, including the bus drivers tip. Tickets are still available for the dog races at the Derby Club on Sept. 22. Call Don and Carol Forgette to get in on this one. Cost is $40 per person including a buffet lunch with both brunch and lunch items and the drivers tip. Dont forget the All Access Tour of the Daytona Speedway on Oct. 4. Bob and Norma Richards are hosts and the costs of $43 includes the tour and the bus drivers tip. Lunch is on your own. Connie Smith just booked Menopause the Musical for Sunday, Dec. 2, at 2 p.m. Come join the sisterhood, four women at a lingerie sale with nothing in common but a black lace bra and memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex and more! This joyful musical parody set to classic tunes from the 60s, 70s and 80s will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles; a must-see show, the #1 girls night out. Call Connie Smith right away as the trip will start selling as soon as the word gets out. Royal Oaks Womens 18 Hole Golf On Tuesday, May 1, we played Low Net. The winners were: First Flight 1st place, Elsa Berbig, 2nd place, Kerry Tims, 3rd place, Bea Terry; Second Flight 1st place, Sheila Adams, 2nd place, Joan OBrien, 3rd place, Barb Scozzafava; Third Flight 1st place, Ginger Drake, 2nd place, Donna Gwin, 3rd place, Inge Szabo. Sheila Adams was Closest to the Pin.. The beautiful spring weather continues and we do not hear any complaints!! Royal Oaks Lady NinersOn May 3 the Niners changed to the back nine and played two best balls with a two man team. The winning team was Sally Crass, Joyce Madill, Ilene Simnowitz, and BJ Lassiter. Closest to pin on hole #16 was Bette Johnson. Chip-ins on hole #12 was Pat Salberg and on hole #17 was BJ Lassiter. Royal Oaks Mens GolfOn May 4 we played a new game called Shambles. All members of a team drive, and the longest drive is selected. From that point each individual plays their own ball the rest of the way. The scoring is the usual three best net. However, there must be some long ball hitters out there, as the scores were low! The winners with a 174 (honest) were Ron Kowalewski, Bill Ellin, Paul Colatruglio, and Paul Valois. Second with a 179 were Ron Tennant, Gene Topp, George Gariepy, and John Foutty. Third with a 180 were Ron Catapano, Sam Owens, Don Aubrey, and Joe Paller. Closest to the pin were Ron Kowalewski, Emmett Dowling, John Foutty, and Mike Madill. We had 42 players this day, and all seemed to enjoy the change from the usual game. Good to mix it up once in a while. Dont forget to sign up for the Low Net Championship on May 16 and May 18. Carol Anns CornerMr. Cody and I have a large number of different activities planned for the next few months with many changes in our schedule. As a result, Im not sure that I will be able to take handwritten or typed submissions, or pictures, for the column from my cubby in a timely manner. There is also the possibility that at times messages left on my answering machine may not be picked up as soon as you would like. Therefore, from now until I notify you otherwise, please do not put anything for the column in my cubby or leave me messages. Continue to send articles and pictures to democratcarol@deccacable.com. However, anything that you cannot send via e-mail should be taken to the Citizen office in Kingsland Plaza opposite Pine Run. Indicate on these submissions that they have not been sent to me and be sure to identify all persons in photographs. Thanks. Friday, May 11, 2012 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 22 ~ Friday, May 11, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Meredith, Eddie Mock as the Drug Store Deliveryman, Mary Ann Hall as Dr. Miller and Amelia Heye as the I.R.S. Representative. Next was Dr. I.Q., with Jim Adwell in the leading role and Carol Mock as Martha. There were plenty of audience participants including Mary Ebli as Prudence Plunkett, Joy Asashon as Alberta Jones, Joan Ritter as Mae West, Doris Gorsky as Garnett Stone, Harold and Amelia Heye as Junior and Juno Johnson and Bob Fink as Harold Hangover. Fran Szutar played Blanche and Bob West was John in The Bickersons; and in Fibber McGee and Molly, Bob Fink was Fibber, Carol Mock was Molly with Frank Szutar as Old Timer, Shirley Martin as Little Girl, George Taragna as Gildersleeve and Ethel Taragna as Mrs. Wilcox. Ted Mack Amateur Hour rounded out the evening with Bob West as Ted Mack and Jim Pohlers as his Assistant; Joan Dopler was Marlene Dietrich, Dotty Bouchet and Mary Ann Hall were the Flitter Twins and Frank Szutar was Millard Goldenwhistle. But it was Jim and Paula Adwell as the Hawaiian Musicians who brought down the house as Herman and Heidi Ho. No show goes on without an outstanding support staff. Along with our wonderful director Donna Taylor and assistant directors Amelia Heye and Fran Szutar, Ed Gorsky and Bob West crafted the props, Art Dopler worked the Sound Booth, Don Kraus shot video, Mary Ann Hall produced the programs, Joan Dopler ran ticket sales, Walter York and his committee set up the room, and Rachel Glen and Pat Smith ran the Refreshment Committee. Director Donna Taylor said she was really pleased with the turnout. This was a fun show to do, and we really appreciate the support from the community. As for Little Theatres next show, round and round she goes, and where she stops, nobody knows. Tuesday speakerOur speaker this month is Dr. Hanimi R. Challa, who specializes in internal and geriatric medicine here in Ocala. Dr. Challa will speak to us about Gluten, Glucose and the Glycemic Index. Simply put, gluten is a type of protein found in most grains, cereals, and breads; glucose is sugar; and the glycemic index is a measure of the effects of carbohydrates in food on blood sugar levels. Dr. Challa will explain all this in detail and will answer any questions you may have on the topic on Tuesday, May 15, directly after the Social. Blood Drive WednesdayThe Big Red Bus will be in the Lifestyle Center parking lot on Wednesday, May 16, to take your donation; so roll up your sleeves and do your part to help Floridas Blood Centers, the only blood bank that serves Marion County hospitals. Residents may sign up on the Blood Drive sheet hanging on the Activity Wall, or see Pat Wurst and her volunteers in the lobby the day the bus is here. Remember, you can donate blood even if you have high blood pressure, are diabetic, and you only need be cancer-free for one year. Donating blood not only helps others, but is beneficial to yourself, as well. Pat tells us that if you donate blood every other month, you may reduce your risk of heart attack by as much as 70%. That fact alone should bring you to the Lifestyle Center Wednesday morning on May 16. Remember to eat breakfast and drink plenty of liquids before you come. We hope to see you there! 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. Reservations are still being accepted for our seven night Eastern Caribbean cruise in January 2013. Sail aboard the brand new ship Celebrity Reflection departing from Miami on January 5 with stops in San Juan, St. Maarten and St. Kitts. Rates include all port charges, taxes, round-trip bus from Ocala, gratuities, and one-hour open bar cocktail party. A $250 deposit will hold your space. There are only a few seats left for the trip to Ed Fletchers Early Bird Dinner Theater to see Nobodys Perfect on July 12. Tickets are $70 each and include round-trip motor coach, hot buffet, all tax and gratuities. Enjoy an evening of dinner and entertainment aboard the Starlight Majesty on Wednesday, Aug. 22. The trip includes round-trip motor coach departing Ocala at 4 p.m. and returning approximately midnight, 3-hour dinner cruise with various meal choices, entertainment, all taxes and gratuities for $89 per person. This is a wonderful way to spend an August evening, so reserve your seat soon. Join your friends on Labor Day, September 3, at Tropicana Field to see the New York Yankees play the Tampa Bay Rays. Tickets are $100 each and include the bus and seats in the lower box behind the plate and gratuities. Game time is 1:10 p.m. Get your passport readyMarion Landing is going to Montego Bay. Join in on the all-inclusive six day/five night stay at the 4-star Sunset Beach Resort and Spa in Jamaica from Sept. 16 to 21. Rates include all meals and drinks, nightly shows, five restaurants with loads of daily activities and nightly entertainment. Dont miss this great adventurelimited space is available. Oktoberfest in Helen, Georgia, from Oct. 22 to 25 is a trip you wont want to miss. Youll think youve stepped into an alpine village complete with cobblestone alleys and old-world towers. The trip includes three nights at the Hampton Inn in downtown Helen, breakfast daily, lunch at Unicoi State Park, two dinners, admission to Festhalle with dinner and entertainment, tour of the winery, grainery and a stop at a local pottery. You will also visit the new Babyland General Hospital, home of the Cabbage Patch Doll. A deposit will hold your space for this trip. Diane Bress is Marion Landings Activities Director and an employee of Leland Management, Inc. LANDINGCONTINUED FROM PAGE 6 Marion Landings Little Theatre Group cast of The Golden Days of RadioPHOTO PROVIDED BY AMELIA HEYE Renaissance Women to have High Tea at Stone Creek O AK RUN C W Carol AnnWheeler Sitel confirms its coming to Ocala with 500 jobsSitel, a leading global business process outsourcing (BPO) provider, today announced the opening of a new call center in Ocala. This will entail hiring 500 inbound customer support agents, as well as management and support positions for a major telecommunications company. Sitels Vice President of Human Resources for the Americas, Judy Morris, stated, This is a very exciting time for SITEL as we grow our North American footprint and continue to mean more to our clients, shareholders, associates and communities. We are moving quickly and establishing a strong managerial staff to lead this new site. The new location will include a significant management structure of operation managers, call center supervisors, class room trainers and support roles. The first agents hired will start training in mid-July. Positions will be posted on the company website and local job fairs will be announced in the coming weeks. Applicants interested in joining Sitels team are encouraged to apply online in Sitels Careers section at www.sitel.com. Previous customer service experience and strong computer knowledge is preferred. The new Site will be located at 1417 N. Magnolia Drive. Sitel is a world leader in outsourced customer care services. With over 26 years of industry experience, Sitel has twice been ranked as the top overall call center outsourcing provider in Datamonitors annual Black Book of Outsourcing survey. Sitels 52,000 employees provide clients with predictable and measurable Return on their Customer Investment by building customer loyalty, increasing sales and improving efficiency. Sitels solutions span 135+ domestic, nearshore, and offshore centers in 26 countries across North America, South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia Pacific. The company is privately held and majority owned by Canadian diversified company, Onex Corporation. For more information, please visit www.sitel.com. 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Friday, May 11, 2012 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com 000BE7H www.smcitizen.com 8 ~ Friday, May 11, 2012 T he year was 1997. I was temporarily working out of state but came back to Ocala around New Years Day, visiting my family. We rode somewhere, I cant remember where, and when we got to my parents house, which is now my home, I got out of the car and opened the door for my 82year-old mom. She took my hand and got out of the car, but gave me a wistful look as she did so. That look sent chills through me I dont know why. I stayed at the house a couple more hours, then had to leave, driving by myself. That look haunted me for hours. About a week later, she collapsed and died of congestive heart failure in the bedroom of that same house. Somehow, she knew she was seeing me for the last time. There are certain built-in instincts that mothers have, that most of us men just dont understand. Through most of our lives, we take a lot of what they do for granted, but then suddenly theyre gone, and the love and importance of what they did for you over all those years really hits you. This will be my 16th Mothers Day without my mom, and let me tell you, it doesnt get any easier. As you look back, there are so many things you wish you had said or wish you had done that can never take place. On this annual weekend celebration, I have a bit of advice for all the people out there whose mother is still alive. Call her. If you have a grandmother who is still alive, same thing. Call her. In this day of email, Twitter and Facebook, among others, its awfully easy to send a quick message saying Happy Mothers Day. Some may send cards, others may send flowers. But the best way to honor mom is to call her. Talk to her so she can hear your voice, hear your thoughts, talk to you and exchange ideas. A lot of mothers, especially those who live alone, sit there and just wait for the telephone to ring. There is no substitute for that personal contact that lets her know that you care. There are many times that I wish I could talk to my mother just one more time, to tell her I love her and I miss her. If your mother is still around, you still have that opportunity. Dont blow it.Jim Clark is the editor of the South Marion Citizen. He can be reached at editor@smcitizen.com or at 352-854-3986. PUBLISHER : GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Citizen The opinions expressed in South Marion Citizen editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns. Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 854-3986. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via e-mail. Names and communities will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Not all contributions are printed. Letters longer than 550 words may be regarded as columns and printed on a space-available basis, and writers will be limited to one contribution per week. The deadline is one week prior to each Fridays issue. Send letters to: The South Marion Citizen Editor, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@smcitizen.com. T eens of today have a lot of pressures to face. Peer pressure is only a minor part of what this generation is experiencing and young people are under intense pressure to succeed. Perhaps one of the biggest pressures is standardized testing in school. So much weight is placed on test scores that if a student does not meet the state-mandated level of success, he or she will have to exchange a special-interest elective and instead take a remedial class to boost the level of knowledge in that subject. The bar of excellence has been raised by the Florida Department of Education and has been passed down to the local school districts to enforce. We all know there are many ways to learn, and we dont want any child left behind in getting a rewarding school career because of a test score. What makes humans unique is our individuality and ability to be different. Some people do well on test and others dont. So to say all students must score on the highest tier of grades to move on is dangerous. The number score does not necessarily mean the subject matter is not understood, learned or that it is an accurate means to measure the students intelligence. We agree there has to be a method to gauge how much knowledge has been grasped during the course of study. But we dont want our children to spend all their time testing or preparing for a test. How much testing is too much? Theres the FCAT, SAT, ACT, EOC and PERT all acronyms for current standardized tests. Gone are what most of us experienced the end-ofyear exams and term papers contributing to the determination if one will advance to the next grade level. Children are tested on writing, reading math, algebra and science. It starts in third grade when students are expected to pass the FCAT in order to move on to fourth grade. And 10th-graders must pass the FCAT with a level expectation or they cannot graduate. There has to be a balance so children have time to be children. When a students says he or she has the weight of an entire world on her shoulders and has spent his or her entire school life in an intensive reading class because he or she cant pass the mandated reading FCAT test, it is bothersome. Education equates to success in life, so lets find a way to strike a balance and value each individuals innate quest for knowledge with a diminished cookie-cutter approach the battery of standardized tests demands.Citrus County ChronicleS UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY State should limit standardized tests Take time Sunday to call your mom LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Jim Clark Editor GUEST COLUMN READER OPINIONS INVITED BY SHELDON RICHMAN The partisan squabbling over the killing of Osama bin Laden is a typical election-year distraction, effectively squelching discussion of more important matters a year after the execution of the al-Qaeda leader. Aided by cable-TV talking heads, Americans are spending too much time speculating over whether presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney would have given the order to get bin Laden, and also issuing paeans to President Obamas courage. (We have a strange notion of courage. Did Obama risk his own life? Of course not. He was safe in the White House Situation Room. Perhaps he risked his political career, but even that isnt certain. A failed operation might have won him sympathy for a good try. On the other hand, the men under his command were ordered to risk their lives and the lives of others.) While the commentators are engaged in trivialities, big foreign-policy questions are ignored. For instance, although bin Laden is dead, his strategy of sucking the United States into bloody, expensive imperial wars in the Muslim world has worked like a charm. In a video released in 2004, bin Laden said, We are continuing this policy in bleeding America to the point of bankruptcy. Allah willing, and nothing is too great for Allah. He compared what was happening in Afghanistan then to the previous Soviet debacle there. We, alongside the mujahideen, bled Russia for 10 years until it went bankrupt and was forced to withdraw in defeat. Ironically, President Jimmy Carters national-security adviser, Zbigniew Brzezinski, has bragged that he helped draw the Soviet Union into Afghanistan in 1979 precisely to mire the Russians in their own Vietnam. That experience failed to deter President George W. Bush from blindly following in the Soviets footsteps; nor did it keep Obama from redoubling this futile effort, including a major expansion of drone attacks in Pakistan, which have killed at least 1,400 people since Obama took office. The U.S. government has been fighting the same people it helped fight the Soviets. All that we have to do is to send two mujahedeen to the furthest point east to raise a piece of cloth on which is written al Qaeda, in order to make generals race there to cause America to suffer human, economic and political losses without their achieving anything of note other than some benefits for their private corporations, bin Laden said. Right he was. The Obama administration ruthlessly dronebombs Yemen and Somalia to eradicate the threat from real or potential al-Qaeda affiliates in those countries. Even American officials are aware that this policy creates anti-American militants. This is not rocket science. Bomb people, and they will dislike you and perhaps seek revenge. Bin Laden got his wish. Americas fiscal house couldnt be more disorderly. The debt is over $15 trillion, larger than the GDP The Congressional Research Service says that from 2001 to 2011 the Afghan war cost $443 billion. Tens of thousands of civilians have been killed, and many more maimed. American deaths total more than 1,800, with well over 15,000 wounded. The number of survivors whose lives have been effectively destroyed is uncountable. And that leaves the Iraq war out of the account. Al-Qaeda wasnt even in that country until George W. Bush invaded in 2003. The point is that we let bin Laden take our eyes off the ball. He and al-Qaeda were creatures of American policy, though not in the sense that U.S. agents funded him or set up his organization. Rather, he turned his wrath toward America (and away from U.S.-backed Middle Eastern oppressors) as it became apparent that so much of the misery inflicted on the Muslim world had its origins in Washington, D.C. The sources of misery include the decade-long economic sanctions on Iraq, which killed half a million children a price pronounced worth it in 1996 by President Clintons then-UN ambassador and later secretary of state Madeleine Albright; the stationing of U.S. troops near holy places in Saudi Arabia; and the continuing subjugation of Palestinians by U.S.-backed Israel. In the absence of those and related policies, bin Laden would have had no interest in seeing U.S. territory attacked. To be sure, bin Laden is gone. But the abominable foreign policy goes on. Sheldon Richman is senior fellow at The Future of Freedom Foundation (www.fff.org) and editor of The Freeman magazine. President Obama, bin Laden and Mitt War on womenThe war on women is a false claim created by the liberal media and the current administration as a way to divide women and the conservative community. The majority of American women are much too intelligent to accept their plan. What began as a debate regarding the government demanding the Catholic Church pay for and furnish contraceptives to women who are covered under the Churchs health insurance suddenly became a bogus argument which the administration calls a war on women. Whether a majority of Catholic women of child-bearing age do or do not use contraceptives is not part of the debate. The fact is that the prescribed doctrine of the Catholic Church forbids the use of contraceptives and this doctrine is well-known throughout Catholic congregations. The real war in this incidence is the governments attempt to ignore and overrule Amendment One of the Constitution which states Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof the administration is attempting to proPLEASESEELETTERS PAGE9 BY ELOISE HOLLYFIELD ejh2025@gmail.com Club news, entertainment, and learning opportunities constitute this weeks OTOW Happenings.New England ClubNew England Club members continue their community outreach by making monthly donations to Ocalas Interfaith Emergency Services Food Pantry. Information in an acknowledgement letter from Interfaith informed club informed members that the number of people in need is rapidly increasing! Given the need, club members wish to let readers know that food donations can be made through local churches, etc. to this charity. Gate Landrys musical talents (vocal and instrumental) included a group sing-a-long which was enjoyed by everyone at the April meeting. Vacation! On May 17 (1 to 3:30), club members will meet at the Arbor Club Ballroom. As previously announced, due to many of our members migrating back to the Northeast during the summer, May will be our last meeting until October 2012. Scheduled for the upcoming meeting will be guest speaker Captain Jon Semmes from Singing River Tours. Coffee and light refreshments will be provided by club volunteers, as well as 50/50, etc. Dont forget to mark your calendars for this special meeting! Travel ToppersTravel Toppers is going to the Show Palace Dinner Theater on Thursday, June 28, to see New York Nights. This all-new musical revue features high energy singing and dancing to the sounds of Motown, Rock and Roll, Disco, and Broadway. Cost is $71 per person and includes the show, coach, a delicious buffet meal, and tips for meal and driver. Dont miss this fabulous showcall in your reservation to Linda Hein at 352861-9880 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. All trips are for OTOW-only residents and their guests. The new spring brochure has many exciting trips; pick up your copy at OTOW mail centers or at the H&R Building. Master the PossibilitiesMaster the Possibilities Center for Lifelong Learning will be releasing its Summer Catalog on May 16. You can pick one up at the Center (8415 S.W. 80th St.) or at Freedom Library. It is also available online at masterthepossibilities.com Registration will open on May 16 for over 250 classes, lectures, presentations, films, and discussion groups. All of these are open to the public. The Center will offer over 1,000 opportunities throughout this year. Take advantage of all that is available at the remarkable Master the Possibilities Center for Lifelong Learning! To register, stop by, use the telephone registration line (352-854-3699) or go to the website listed above. Master the Possibilities is a very cool alternative during a hot summer! Club continues its community outreach OTOW HAPPENINGS Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com Women of the World help stuff the bus The Women of the World Club at On Top of the World has a different charity each month to donate items to. May's charity was Stuff the Bus so members were asked to provide all kinds of school supplies especially for middle school children. Teaching supplies were also on the wanted list. Several boxes of supplies were picked up by Fire Station 21 personnel. The entertainment was provided by Dick Richards, President of Cherrywood Accordion Club. They have an open night the last Thursday for people to sing, dance, and enjoy the music. For more information about W.O.W. call Marie Roppel at 352-861-6985. In the photo above, Dick Dichards, standing on the floor, Nancy Grabowski, Lt. James Hensley, DE Victor Payette, and PM Sean Walker.. 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Space is limited, so make your reservations today!!! May Seminar Join us for the following event! VETERANS SEMINAR MAY 30th, 2012 2:30pm Find out about the Aid & Attendance Pension Benefit available 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.

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SARAHS KEY By Tatiana de Rosnay In Sarahs Key, AngloFrench novelist Tatiana de Rosnay illuminates Frances darkest hour in World War II. On July 16 French police corralled almost 14,000 Parisian Jews men, women and children at the Velodrome dHiver in appalling conditions before dispatching them to Auschwitz. Although Nazis ordered the action, French cooperation stunned witnesses. Against this momentous event the author creates the character of 10-yearold Sarah Starzynski. A knock on the door by police that July 16 would change her life forever. Though wearing the required yellow star, Sarah had been told little about the anti-Semitic threat swirling about her. Otherwise, she would not have locked her little brother in a cupboard for his safety, feeling certain that the family would be returning to their apartment shortly. The horrors occurring in the stadium drive Sarah to withdraw emotionally: The only way to shut out the hell around her was to bury her head between her pointed knees, and cup her hands over her ears. She rocked back and forth, pressing her face down onto her legs. Think of nice things, think of all the things you like, of all the things that make you happy, of all those special, magical moments you remember. Running parallel to Sarahs story is that of modern day journalist Julia Jarmond, living in Paris and married to Frenchman Bernard. As the 60th anniversary of the Vel Hiv nears, shes asked to write a piece about it. In her research she uncovers a link between Sarah and Bernards family who occupied the Starzynski apartment immediately after the arrests. The subject disturbs her in-laws who urge her to stop pursuing their involvement. Julia, however, feels that a higher purpose is served by exposing the lie the familys been living. This, in turn, raises a philosophical question. What right do we have to tell people things that we think they should know, even when such things will almost certainly cause them pain? In presenting parallel stories the author paints a stark contrast between Julias many choices whether to have a baby or save her marriage with the helplessness of the July 16 victims whose babies are ripped from their arms and who have no say over the direction their lives will take. This is a haunting story told in a touching and sensitive manner. O n Sunday we celebrate Mothers Day to show honor and respect to one of the most influential persons in our lives. We all spent the most formative years of our lives with our mothers. Our tour down Pun Alley starts with a question, is your mom anywhere in the column? Not our moms As we think back we realize there were many things mom would not say: How on earth can you see the TV sitting so far back? Yeah, I used to skip school a lot, too. Just leave all the lights on; it makes the house look more cheery. Let me smell that shirt. Yeah, its good for another week. Go ahead and keep that stray dog, honey. Ill be glad to feed and walk him every day. Well, if Johns mamma says its OK, thats good enough for me. The curfew is just a general time to shoot for. Its not like Im running a prison around here. I dont have a tissue with me; just use your sleeve. Dont bother wearing a jacket; the wind-chill is bound to improve. Be good and for your birthday Ill buy you a motorcycle! I think a cluttered bedroom is a sign of creativity. Could you turn the music up louder so I can enjoy it, too? Todays moms? The cop reminded the young teenager for wearing the scantiest bikini. It looked like three colored Band-Aids. What would your mother say if she saw you in the outfit? the sergeant asked. Shed be furious, she answered, its her suit. Todays children? An acquaintance told me, Last year on Mothers Day the whole family got together for a big dinner and afterward, when Mom started to clean up, I said to her, Dont bother with those dishes, Mom. Today is Mothers Day, you can always do them tomorrow. Short stories A lady asked her doctor if a woman should have children after 35. He said, Thirty-five children is enough for any woman. One woman is so proud of her son. He goes to a psychiatrist every day and spends the whole hour just talking about her. The child had his mothers eyes, his mothers nose, and his mothers mouth. This leaves his mother with a pretty blank expression. A mothers role is to deliver children obstetrically once and by car forever after. I figured out why they call our language the Mother Tongue. Fathers never get a chance to use much of it. If its true that girls are inclined to marry men like their fathers, it is understandable why so many mothers cry at weddings. Meatless Dinner A recent bride called her mother one evening in tears. She said, Oh, Mom, I tried to make Grandmothers meatloaf for dinner tonight and its just awful! I followed the recipe exactly and I know I have the recipe right, because its the one you gave me. But, it just didnt come out right and Im so upset. What could have gone wrong? Her mother replied soothingly, Well, dear, lets go through the recipe. You read it out loud and tell me exactly what you did at each step and together well figure it out. Okay, the bride sniffled. Well, it starts out, Take fifty cents worth of ground beef. Motherhoods ten principles 1. To be in your childrens memories tomorrow, you have to be in their lives today. 2. The smartest advice on raising children is to enjoy them while they are still on your side. 3. Raising a teenager is like nailing Jell-O to a tree. 4. Lifes golden age is when the kids are too old to need baby-sitters and too young to borrow the family car. 5. There are three ways to get something done: Do it yourself, hire someone to do it, or forbid your children to do it. 6. Cleaning your house while your kids are at home is like trying to shovel the driveway during a snowstorm. 7. Money isnt everything, but it sure keeps the kids in touch. 8. Adolescence is the age at which children stop asking questions because they know all the answers. 9. An alarm clock is a device for awakening people who dont have small children. 10. Kids really brighten a household; they never turn off any lights. Dick and his wife Jane live in Oak Run. BY DOUGLAS SCHOEN Medicare, which according to a new assessment will go bankrupt by 2024, is in dire need of reform. But there are right ways and wrong ways to go about it. The right reform would save money while giving seniors better access to care. Between 1991 and 2009, Medicare grew at an annual rate of 8 percent. In 2010, it cost the country an eye-popping $450 billion. We cant afford this for long. In the next 75 years, Medicare will face unfunded liabilities approaching $36 trillion. This is especially daunting because Americans are protective of the program. Seventy percent including 53 percent of Republicans would like to see it remain the way it is, according to a recent Kaiser Family Foundation poll. The hard truth is that thats impossible. Both Republicans and Democrats recognize the need for change. Unfortunately, their proposals have come up short. Rep. Paul Ryans plan, which passed the House this month, has many flaws. But it also has elements worth considering. The Wisconsin Republican has proposed an exchange in which seniors choose among competing plans. It would give seniors a set level of support based on the cost of plans where they live, guaranteed to cover insurance at current levels. Those who opt for cheaper plans could pocket the savings. A recent American Enterprise Institute study found that competitive bidding of this kind could save $339 billion over 10 years without raising taxes or sacrificing benefits. But many doubt that seniors would have enough guidance to choose wisely and that competitive forces would keep out-of-pocket expenses low. Plus, Ryans plan doesnt even begin to balance the budget in its first decade. Indeed, it would likely keep seniors with the most serious health conditions in traditional Medicare, putting additional financial pressures on an already-overburdened system. The main cost-control element in President Obamas healthcare law is also problematic. The law established the Independent Payment Advisory Board, an all-powerful panel charged with keeping a lid on costs. Beginning in 2014, it will recommend cuts whenever Medicare is projected to exceed preset spending levels. Its recommendations can be overridden only by a two-thirds vote of Congress or by a law imposing cuts of equal value, making them all but equivalent to law. Worse, the board has limited options. It cant adjust Medicare premiums, costsharing, or eligibility. What it can do is reduce reimbursement of healthcare providers. Lower reimbursement rates could devastate the 44 million Americans who rely on Medicare by spurring an exodus of physicians from the program. Already, the American Academy of Family Physicians reports that more than 12 percent of its doctors no longer accept Medicare. Any major changes in Medicare should be debated and decided by elected officials. A transparent discussion of the options would help Americans understand the tradeoffs. For example, lawmakers could consider raising the eligibility age for Medicare from 65 to 67, which would save $124 billion over 10 years. Increasing beneficiaries share of costs from 25 percent to 35 percent would save $241 billion. Gradually limiting benefits for high-income enrollees an idea proposed by Obama and backed by the bipartisan SimpsonBowles commission could save another $20 billion. Lawmakers should also look at the parts of Medicare that work in particular, the prescription drug benefit, known as Part D. In Part D, private insurers vie for seniors business, competing on price and choice. Thanks to this competition, it has become the countrys most successful and cost-effective entitlement program. In important ways, this approach isnt very different from Ryans plan. Asked if the Part D model could be extended to the rest of Medicare, the respected chief actuary of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said, Obviously, it would represent a large change from the status quo, but I think it could work. Lawmakers need to address concerns about Ryans proposal. A plan that squeezes or bewilders seniors isnt the answer. But neither is the unaccountable, inflexible panel created by the healthcare law.Douglas Schoen is a political strategist and the author of Hopelessly Divided: The New Crisis in American Politics and What it Means for 2012 and Beyond (Rowman & Littlefield). Friday, May 11, 2012 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 20 ~ Friday, May 11, 2012 www.smcitizen.com hibit the free exercise of the Catholic Church and their established doctrine regarding contraceptives. The real war on women has been in existence since 1973 when the U.S. Supreme Court created Roe versus Wade, a law declaring abortion legal. This war is waged against women and their unborn children, both male and female. Abortion is the authentic war on women and is promoted by President Obama and his entire administration. Their advocacy for Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion supplier in the world, has continued without interruption since the beginning of his administration. This organization reports hundreds of thousands of abortions performed each year. Mabel Ryan President Life Education Ministry, Inc. Ocala After the carnival in Marion Oaks Let me say we had many hiccups along the way to bring our first-time carnival to Marion Oaks. But with the cooperation and generosity of our business community, the approval of Marion County officials, the full cooperation of David Pierce and his MSTU staff, Sheriff Lt. Grady Grimes and his staff, Alfred Christopher, president of MOVE and his volunteers, Jim Holtz our trustee representative at SECO, Norman Hill who arranged to have two golf carts provided by the Marion Oaks Golf and Country Club, our loyal citizen John Myers, plus a most energetic and dedicated board of directors, we were able to make it a resounding success. As we witnessed the shouts of joy by the youngsters and appreciation from the parents who stopped by to say, this is the first event held in Marion Oaks with the children in mind. All the hours of missed sleep, sore muscles, hours of negotiating with county officials and suppliers, chalking off the grounds for vendors and parking, rechecking to be sure nothing had been overlooked, the Marion Oaks Civic Association Officers and Board of Directors can be proud that they were willing to risk suffering a loss in order to focus on generating greater goodwill for our community The date and location of the event was under the control of the carnival proprietor. The only open date they had was April 27 thru 29, and the location had to be large enough to accommodate the carnival rides and vendors for the Spring Fling. The contract was signed the first week of April, so the MOCA board put their shoulders to the wheel and made it happen within this short period. The long-overlooked ball field turned out to be the perfect selection because of its more level topography; however, much effort and funds were needed to be expended in order to bring the field into code and turn on the lights. MOCA took the risk, and with contributions from our business community, we were able to cover our upfront costs. The carnival owners left very satisfied with the attendance and income produced, the community came out in enthusiastic support, and the Association is pleased to announce that, instead of the anticipated loss, we made out better than expected. In conclusion we, as a community, have established ourselves as one on the rise to bigger and better challenges as we continue to grow in spirit and prosper from the fruits of our labors. 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onto what Ive discovered. He slowly stood up and walked over to one of the bookcases carved into the wall. He lifted one of his paws and picked a pearllooking sphere. It weakly pulsed a blue light. Feurna stood and joined the Philosopher. She looked closely at it. What is it? she whispered. The Orb of Inkara. Its been passed down from Philosopher to Philosopher for centuries. I thought it was for nothing but decoration, but apparently it has amazing powers. What Ive discovered is that there is a hidden temple within Terrafores lair. Theres a pedestal in the center of the temple. If you place this orb on it, it is said that it will destroy all evil. So Ive planned that tomorrow morning we will gather The Raiders and invade Terrafores Lair. While we battle, You, Riku, and Marina will take this orb and find the temple. Once inside, you will all place the orb on the pedestal. After Terrafore and his army are destroyed, Inkara will be freed at last. The old dragon explained. He put it back on the shelf and looked at Feurna. The fate of Inkara rests in all of your paws. Do not make any mistakes. He told her, turning and walking back to his throne. Feurna nodded and continued to stare at the orb. Yes, Philosopher. She muttered. The Philosopher flicked his tail towards the tunnel entrance. Now go see Riku and Marina. Theyll be glad to see you again. I believe that theyre in the Battle Arena. Feurna, happy to leave and see her closest friends, turned and left without saying goodbye. She felt the Philosophers eyes burn into the back of her head. Once Feurna emerged back into loading area she turned and walked into another tunnel which read BATTLE ARENA. She continued to walk silently down the tunnel until she walked out into an immense coliseum. In the center of the dirt fightingarea was a group of dragons who were watching a fight demonstration. There were two dragons showing the fight demonstration; one a red male with black spines and stripes that ran down his neck, back and tail and with orange wings. The other was a blue female dragon with light blue stripes and dark blue fins running down her head, neck, back, and tail. She had light blue wings. Feurna walked up and watched as the two dragons circled each other. Suddenly the red dragon leapt into the air and sent a plume of red fire straight at his opponent. He then flew up to the roof of the arena and began to plummet straight towards the blue dragon. Meanwhile the blue dragon swiftly dodged the fire and crouched close to the ground. She dug her claws into the dirt and a loud rumbling noise filled the arena. As soon as the red dragon was close enough to pin her, the blue dragon roared and a colossal hole opened out of the ground, sending a torrent of water in the air. The red dragon panicked and tried to swerve away but the water swallowed him up before he could escape. The blue dragon simply smiled, stood, and caused the hole to close up. As the water immediately disappeared the red dragon crashed to the ground, soaked. Feurna smiled and shook her head. It looks like water put out the flame once again! she called, walking closer. All the dragons, including the two fighters, turned their heads towards the source of the voice. Feurna! the red dragon cried, leaping to his feet and running over. The blue dragon followed, grinning happily. Hello Riku. Hi Marina. Riku smiled and puffed his chest out. I did pretty good. I would have gotten Marina if she didnt make that geyser! he boasted. Marina ignored him. Did the Philosopher already tell you about tomorrows plan? Marina asked. Yep. Feurna notified. Riku lowered his head and inspected Feurna with worried eyes. Are you okay about Terrafore? he murmured. Yeah. She assured, smiling faintly. She could tell Riku wasnt convinced, but he left the matter alone. The watching dragons began to walk up, welcoming Feurna back and praising the two fighters. Wait, I want to see Feurna fight someone! a dragon demanded. Murmurs of agreement spread along everyone. But wait, another dragon piped in, who will? There was silence. Everyone knew that Feurna was also famous for her battle skills and Guardianship. Riku nudged Feurna. How about you fight me, one on one? he challenged. Youre on! All of the dragons, including Marina, returned to their previous place while Riku and Feurna stood face to face. Feurna flared her wings and slowly pumped them. Rikus orange eyes burned fiercely. Silence filled the room and all you could hear was the anticipated heartbeats of the watching dragons. Feurna abruptly launched herself into the air and flung surge electricity straight at Riku. Alarmed, Riku leapt backwards just before the electricity hit the ground, sending dust everywhere. Feurna scanned the enormous dust cloud where the electricity struck, searching for any signs of Riku. She got her answer when he flew out and rapidly came towards her. Feurna did a front flip in mid-air and sent another wave of electricity hurtling down towards Riku. He easily evaded it and continued flying. He was getting close and Feurna didnt have enough time to send out another wave. She pressed her wings close to her sides and began to plummet down towards Riku. She twisted and began to spin uncontrollably. Gasps of fear came from the crowd of watching dragons below as they watched the two dragons getting closer and closer. But that was exactly what Feurna wanted. She opened her mouth and sent out a stream a blue fire. More gasps came from the crowd, but in awe. She looked like a falling blue top. Riku couldnt handle it anymore; he swerved to the right just before they collided. But his tail was caught in the torrent of fire and he also began to spin out of control. Feurna opened her wings and stopped herself when Riku crashed onto the ground. She turned and quickly landed next to him. You all right? she asked, worried. Riku lifted his head and smiled. Yeah. He replied standing up. The crowd of dragons ran over and cheered for Feurna. She couldnt help but smile. * Feurna landed at the temple entrance, Riku and Marina following closely. They had found the temple at Terrafores lair and she could hear The Raiders and Terrafores army battling outside. Feurna held the Orb of Inkara tightly in her jaws. The temple looked like a normal crystal cavern, except for the diamond pedestal in the center. She slowly padded up to the pedestal and stopped right in front of it. She stared at it silently. Riku and Marina came to her side, watching her. This must be hard for you Riku muttered with a sympathetic look in his eyes. She didnt want to, but she nodded sadly. Marina touched her nose to Feurnas cheek, Im sorry. Feurna pulled away. Why? she managed to ask through the orb in her mouth. That you have to go through this. Marina responded calmly. And she should be. A deep voice echoed from above. They all looked up to see a humongous, even bigger than the Philosopher, pure black dragon with bright emerald green eyes. He opened his immense wings and glided down, landing with a deafening THUMP Terrafore! Riku snarled, showing his fangs. Indeed I am. Terrafore replied, gazing at him through narrowed eyes. Now give me that orb, pretty one. He demanded, lowering his head to Feurnas level. Feurna gazed at him tranquilly and set the orb down on the stone floor. Do you not remember me? she ordered. Terrafores face changed to puzzlement, but as he recognized who Feurna really was, it transformed into shock. F-F-Feurna? he whispered, leaning closer. She nodded. Then, something happened that had never before. After all the times that Feurna had spied here and on Terrafore, she had never seen this. His lips turned up into a wide smile. He stretched his neck out and touched his nose against Feurnas. Feurna smiled and welcomed his embrace. Meanwhile, Riku and Marina stood back, jaws opened in awe. I thought you were killed like your mother! Terrafore stated. Feurna shook her head. No. she assured. Thats why I always felt your presence around here. Were you spying? Yes. Why you naughty dragoness! You take after your mother so much. Do I really? Yes, same personality and looks. Feurna smiled and she sucked in a wavering breath. Why are you doing all of this? Terrafore hesitated for a moment and sighed. Back when I was your age, I was training to become the next Philosopher. I trained nonstop, night and day. But the day the next Philosopher was to be named, that dreaded dragon Gerolden was chosen. He explained. Is that the name of the current Philosopher? Riku interrupted. Terrafore nodded. I flew into rage after that and left. I gained control of the Eeens and created an army. Thats how I gained control of Inkara. He finished, straightening himself. Feurna stood stiffly, staring at the floor. Then she looked up at her father. Would you come back? Now that youve found me? Feurna offered. A long pondering silence followed. Yes. Terrafore reassured her, Anything for you. But youd have to go to the dungeon first, of course. Marina put in, stepping forward. He nodded, Of course. Feurna grinned ecstatically, the first in many years. She looked at both Marina and Riku. They nodded towards the Orb of Inkara. Feurna nodded in return and gazed down at the orb. It looked like nothing but a decoration now, just like the Philosopher said. She raised her paw and brought it down full-force onto the orb. It shattered into a million pieces, ceasing its annoying pulsing and to never be repaired. * Exactly a month later, Feurna was walking down the tunnel written DUNGEON. Terrafore had flown back out of the temple with Feurna, Riku, and Marina after they had broken the Orb of Inkara and told his army to surrender. The Raiders then took Terrafore as their prisoner. Terrafore had released the Eeens and let the captured dragons regain their memories. After they had put him in the dungeon, the Philosopher was frantic and furious. He called all the Guardians absurd for their decision. But after a long argument, the Philosopher was finally convinced. So Terrafore was sentenced for 2 centuries in the dungeon. Many dragons were also mad about Terrafore not being killed, but they soon learned the reason why his life was spared. All of them had forgiven him by now. Feurna had visited him often. In fact, she was going to meet him right now. When she entered the dungeon, which was lit by green crystals and was actually quite clean for a dungeon, Feurna could hear her father stirring. As she walked up to his cells bars, his bright green eyes shone out of the darkness. Hello, father. How are you doing today? She asked, sitting down. Terrafore sighed. Quite bored until you arrived. But Im counting the days. Only eleven months and one-hundredninety-nine years to go. He replied, smiling faintly. I never knew that you were good with numbers, even though Ive spied on you so many times. Feurna chuckled, pressing her nose against the bars. Terrafore stretched his neck and pressed his nose against hers. So, he said, staring at her with pure happiness and love within his once-fierce eyes, what shall we do when I am freed? I dont know. Feurna said, shaking her head, I truly dont know. Friday, May 11, 2012 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 10 ~ Friday, May 11, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Attend the worship service of your choice... 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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 000B9FK 7768 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala (352) 237-4633 www.countrysideocala.org Welcome to Countryside Presbyterian Church (USA) Sunday Bible Study 9:00 am Sunday Worship 10:30 am Tuesday Bible Study 2:00 pm Pastor Gary O. Marshall Your Spiritual Home 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. 000B8VF College Road Baptist Church 5010 SW College Road, Ocala, FL (352) 237-5741 Rev. John Downing, Pastor Rev. Jeff Rountree, Minister of Worship Rev. 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BY JESSICA PATTERSON Special to the Citizen Sunlight shone brightly through the world of Inkara. It was midday and cool breezes blew through the land. Feurna the Dragoness flew calmly among the clouds, thinking. Her black scales flashed in the suns rays and her bright blue and yellow stripes gleamed. Her blue front paws were folded neatly under her chest while her back legs hung loosely. She pumped her yellow wings effortlessly. Feurna had left Terrafores lair after spying only yesterday, and she was relieved to be able to leave. Two-hundred years ago, an evil dragon named Terrafore had betrayed his dragon brethren. He then gathered an army of Eeens, who were small, ghastly, yet powerful creatures who looked like skeletons with only skin upon them, and gained control of Inkara. Before they were caught, a group of dragons hid and formed a resistance. The same group, now called The Raiders, still stood today and had many more members, now including Feurna. Feurna narrowed her eyes as she closely scanned the land below her. Then she spotted her destination a mile away: Misty Falls. The enormous waterfall was known for the mist it had, but it was extremely hidden by towering pines. Only a Raider dragon could recognize its location. Excited to return, Feurna hurried her pace as she approached Misty Falls. Soon, she was hovering above the hidden waterfall. The pine trees that disguised its location were covered in dew from the moisture. Suddenly, Feurna flattened her wings against her and began to plummet towards the pines. She swerved to and fro through the gaps in the branches, startling creatures and causing them to retreat. She flew into an enormous clearing with a towering waterfall at the edge. The water cascaded down the rocks and roared like thunder. Feurna swerved towards the falls and she watched as Misty Falls rapidly came to meet her. She flew faster and faster as she brought her paws and wings closer to her body. She sliced through the heavy waterfall like a dagger. She then emerged into a gigantic and very tall cavern: The Raiders base and loading area. Paths were cut out of the dark gray walls and there were tunnel mouths everywhere. It was brightly lit by the sunlight flooding in through the waterfall entrance, hanging crystals, and lanterns. Hundreds of dragons were inside, walking or flying, carrying out their duties, carrying messages, or transporting items. When Feurna flew through the entrance, spraying mist everywhere, all the dragons turned to watch as she opened her wings and steadied herself. When she landed, the news was already spreading. Feurnas back! the dragons whispered to each other. Out of the way, out of the way! a voice boomed through the cavern. Some of the dragons parted as a smaller yellow dragon padded forward. Feurna! he shouted, Its good to see you back! Feurna nodded, Hello Voltor. Voltor walked up to her side and then turned back to the watching dragons. Go on, nothing to see here! Back to business everyone! he told them. With a few mutters of regret, everyone obeyed and returned to their tasks. Voltor gazed up at Feurna with his amber eyes. He was only up to shoulder-height next to Feurna. Feurna couldnt help but gaze at Voltors two stumps of wings. A couple of years ago, Voltor had gone into battle at Progan Plains with the rest of The Raiders. Voltor was never a good fighter, and it didnt help when he was swarmed by a large group of Eeens. His injuries were so severe that they had to cut off his wings in order to prevent infection. Since he could no longer fly, he was given the job Head of Weapons and Armor. Now he commanded the import, export, and repair of all the weapons and armor used by The Raiders. He was actually quite happy now. Even though he couldnt fly, he loved what he did. Feurna snapped out of her thoughts and Voltor said, Im happy to see you again. Everyone was worried that you might have gotten captured. Really? Feurna replied, beginning to walk away. Voltor followed at her side. Dont they know that Ive been there tons of times? I know the place inside and out. Voltor shrugged, Lots of dragons have been captured lately by Eeen patrols. Cant blame us for being worried. Feurna couldnt help but agree. Terrafore had sent out his Eeens to capture lone dragons, including Raiders. After they were captured, dragons would be taken into the dungeon. Then, theyd be shackled and become either slaves or new warriors, whose memory was erased. So what were you spying on anyway? Voltor asked, tilting his head questionably. Feurna met his curious gaze. Thats secret information, and you know it. I couldnt tell you if I even wanted to. The Philosopher is already angry with me. She answered simply. Voltor sighed and looked up at the flying dragons above them. Cant blame a dragon for trying. And that old bag of bones is always mad about something! Feurna smiled, the first in a long time, Finally, for once someone shares my opinions. Voltor laughed and shook his head. * Suddenly, a dragon, wearing the light blue waistcoat of a messenger, rushed up to them. He was panting heavily and sweating a bit. He looked up at Feurna with nervous eyes and swallowed. Welcome back, Guardian Feurna. I am glad you have returned safely. He said, regaining himself, The Philosopher seeks your presence at his quarters. Feurna sighed loudly. This was exactly what she was dreading. Meanwhile, the messenger grew even more nervous. Feurna was known for her bad temper. He had already been yelled at by his mate and by the Lead Messenger, and he most certainly didnt want it to happen again. Feurna looked back at Voltor with disappointment in her eyes. Im sorry to leave you so soon Voltor, but the bag of bones calls. I promise to see you later, alright? Voltor smiled and nodded, I understand. Ill be looking forward to it. I have to go check up on the Armor Cleaners anyway. Theyve been messing up the orders a bit lately. Feurna watched as he walked away and then looked back at the waiting messenger, who looked quite distressed. She nodded, Lets go. The messenger gladly agreed and rushed away, Feurna following him. After shoving through a crowd of dragons transporting furniture and weapons, they arrived at the entrance of a large tunnel. Crystals lay at each of it sides and above the tunnel it read PHILOSOPHERS CAVERN. Feurna slowly trailed on after the messenger, who was just growing more and more nervous, worried that the Philosopher would be angry if they were late. After minutes of walking through the crystallighten tunnel and hearing nothing but the sound of their claws clicking against the smooth stone floor, the tunnel began to widen out and the walls transformed from the rough gray stone into lapis-lazuli. Later, they emerged into a bright blue cavern. Books lay inside bookshelves carved from the walls and crystals blanketed and adorned the walls and ceiling. Across the cavern was an enormous mass of crystals, tall and small. They glowed brightly. In the middle of the mass was a throne carved out of the crystals. On the throne, sat and enormous yet old white dragon; the Philosopher. He had a gray beard and long blue whiskers. His piercing icy blue eyes were narrowed. He had long gray horns that grew out from the top of his head. Blue spines along with gray stripes ran down his neck, back, and tail. He spread his gray wings and clicked his long blue claws impatiently against his throne as they entered. * The messenger, clearly seeing that he was right about the Philosopher being mad, escorted Feurna in and then hurriedly left. Feurna watched as the messenger scurried away and then padded up to the Philosopher. When she was directly in front of him, she sat and met the Philosophers stern and icy gaze. He sighed and his deep yet ancient voice echoed in the silent cavern, Feurna, welcome back. What news have you brought? Nothing, actually. They are bringing in more and more dragons though, raising their army. I believe they are getting ready for a war. She replied looking at her paws. The Philosopher pondered for a moment. Ive suspected this But I have one question for you. Feurna looked up, puzzled. Do you ever care about your father, Terrafore? Feurna stood stiff and silent, ashamed and angry at the Philosopher for asking such a question. It was true that Terrafore was her father. After he had gained full control of Inkara he had found a mate and she had laid an egg. A year later the egg hatched and Feurna was born. But while she was still in her egg, her mother had been killed. The day she hatched, The Raiders invaded Terrafores lair. The Philosopher, who was a leading warrior at the time, found her alone and had taken her back to The Raiders base. She was raised there ever since that day. She narrowed her eyes and gazed coldly at the Philosopher. I do not. After everything hes done, I truly dislike him. She answered. The Philosopher nodded, And do you know why we took you? Feurna stayed silent, even though she knew the answer. You are gifted, thats why. Do you know how youre gifted? Thats because you can control three elements. A normal warrior dragon can control only one element: air, water, earth, fire, electricity, or ice. Before I found you I was given a prophecy in my dreams. It said Three Guardians must be found. One controlling Fire and Earth, another controlling Ice and Water, and another controlling Fire, Electricity, and Air. Only they can bring freedom to Inkara. When I found you, I could immediately tell that you were a Guardian. And so I took you back and raised you, Riku, and Marina as my own. You practiced your electricity, air, and fire skills. Marina practiced her water and ice skills. Riku practiced his fire and earth skill. He answered himself. Feurna rolled her eyes. She knew all of this. The Philosopher, who seemed to not notice, continued, But Im happy to say that Ive discovered a way to destroy Terrafore. Feurnas eyes widened at what she heard. She never wanted to destroy her father; even after all hes done! She was hoping that maybe if he saw her again he may back down. The Philosopher noticed her shock. I thought you didnt care about your father? he questioned. Feurna looked back at the lapis-lazuli floor. I... I she stuttered. Then she looked at him with furious eyes. I dont. she growled. She didnt want anyone to see that she actually cared about her father, especially the Philosopher. They might think that shes weak, or even worse, they might believe that shes on his side. The Philosopher smiled. Good. He replied, Now Twelve local public relations professionals representing seven local organizations captured 15 awards recently from the Florida Public Relations Associations Ocala chapter. Chapter past presidents handed out the awards at a luncheon in Ocala last Friday. The Mid-Florida Local Image Awards honor outstanding public relations programs and publications. Entries in multiple divisions and categories must meet strict criteria and undergo tough scrutiny by out-of-state judges. This years winners and their respective awards include: Allison Campbell, APR, and Tina Banner, APR, and Ocala FPRA Image Committee Grand All Image Award for Internal Program (highest honor) for their MidFlorida Local Image Awards sPRing Training program (also won Image and Judges Awards) Barbra Hernandez, Marion County Board of County Commissioners Grand Image Award, Poster and Calendar for the 2012 Marion County Stormwater Calendar (also won Image Award) Mike Robertson and Leigh Anne Link, Munroe Regional Medical Center Grand Image Award, Online Promotion for the Munroe Heart Video Diaries (also won Image and Judges Awards) Peveeta Serraj, APR, Marion County Fire Rescue, and Mark Mulligan, Marion County Senior Services Image Award and Judges Award, Public Service for their Fire & Fall Prevention Program Mandy Wettstein, APR, CPRC, and That! Company Award of Distinction, Institutional for its Inc. 500 campaign Lila Ivey and Lisa Varner, APR, Hospice of Marion County Award of Distinction and Judges Award, Institutional for their Hospice Speakers Bureau program Christy Jergens, Marion County Board of County Commissioners Image Award, Crisis Communications for Bring the Harvest HomeFriday, May 11, 2012 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 000BDG9 FREE Seminar National Cremation Society T h i n k i n g A b o u t Thinking About C r e m a t i o n ? Cremation? Topics Include: Preplanning Options Veterans Benefits Travel Protection Interest-Free Financing Please, First-Time Attendees Only Floridas Oldest and Largest N ATIONAL C REMATION S OCIETY 352-728-0093 Please call for reservations Limited Seating Oasis Restaurant 7651 SR 200, Circle Square Plaza Mon., May 14 & Thurs., May 24, 9:30 a.m. Complimentary Breakfast will be provided Golden Corral 2111 S.W. College Road Thurs., May 17 & Wed., May 23, 11:00 a.m. 18 ~ Friday, May 11, 2012 www.smcitizen.com O ne of the great joys of getting older, and there is at least one joy involved in this grueling process, is discovering that you were right all the time. I try not to boast here because, well, thats just the kind of person I am. And, Im not going to make a list of all of the things I was right about. No sense in boasting, but I just cant resist one. Some of these things centered on my relationship with my mother. One advantage a mother has over her children is that sense of authority and being right all the time. Looking back, I can see that she was not right all the time. As a young person, my mother told me things I have since learned not to be true. For example: It takes more than clean underwear to survive an accident. The boogieman under my bed does not exist... any more. None of my friends wants to jump off a bridge. I will grow up even if I dont clean up my plate. And, its almost impossible to behave yourself and have a good time simultaneously. My mother, like other mothers, was not a bad mother. She just had bad information, much of which she got from her mother. Im not sure where grandmother got her information, but it too was wrong. And, when you have bad information, there is nothing more you can do but inflict it upon your children. And my mother inflicted away at us children. This week another one of these not true things, was revealed. This one was the mother of all untrue things mothers tell their children. I must confess there is a bittersweet sense of victory in this recent announcement. I cant tell you how many times my mother told me to Eat your spinach. Its good for you. When I would protest she would further admonish me by saying, Finish all of your spinach on your plate, it wont kill you. Boy was she wrong. I hate to say, I told you so. However, the temptation is beyond my ability to resist. After all, Im only a man. I guess I never ate enough spinach for the strength to resist everything. For years, I told my mother that spinach was not good for me. Now, I have scientific proof as well as verification from the United States government that spinach can kill you. Where was all this information and government verification when I was young and being force-fed spinach? Some things should be retroactive. If I could find a way to give back all the spinach I have eaten from my mothers table I certainly would do it right now. (Could someone find me a porkbarrel?) Of course, there is always the idea that my mother knew this and was simply trying to kill me. No, after further thought, Im sure that is far from being true. But dont think I havent been pondering this, lately. She had plenty of evidence to incite this kind of attitude toward me, I assure you. My mother used everything she could think of to get me to eat my spinach. She used intimidation, arguments and a gold oldfashioned thrashing. None of it seemed to make her spinach taste any better. One of the arguments my mother used to get me to eat spinach was good ole Popeye. Popeye eats spinach, my mother would taunt me. Look at all of the things he does because of eating spinach. Of course, from my observation, Popeye only ate spinach when he was in extreme trouble and his life was being threatened. I tried to have an agreement with my mother that I would eat spinach every time my life was threatened. Then she threatened my life. Her arguments continued. Certainly you want to be like Popeye, dont you? my mother pleaded. To which I responded, Yes, and he smokes a pipe too. Can I smoke a pipe? I did not think it fair for my mother to make me eat spinach and then not allow me to smoke a pipe. If you choose one the other comes too. At the time, my mother was not too amused with my argument concerning Popeyes pipe. I tried explaining that Popeyes use of spinach was only occasionally but his use of the pipe was continuously. This argument had no effect upon my mother, but it did cause severe pain in my left ear as she led me by my ear back to the table to finish my spinach. At the time, my mother had a one-track mind, which led to a plate of spinach. I, on the other hand, had a one-track mind, which led as far away from that plate of spinach as possible. Nothing would do but clean up my plate of spinach. Only one mind could win, and it sure wasnt mine. I listened with amusement to all this news concerning spinach this past week. Reflecting upon this incident from my past, a verse of Scripture came to my mind. Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin. (James 4:17 KJV). At the time of my spinach eating frenzy, my mother thought she was doing the right thing. At the time she was, much to my consternation. Its not so much, what we do, as it is what we know.The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship located at 1471 Pine Road in Silver Springs Shores. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores and can be contacted by calling 352-6874240. His e mail address is jamessnyder2@att.net. The church website can be found at www.whatafellowship.com My mother sure was wrong about spinach O UT TO PASTOR J S Rev. James L. Snyder Christs Church of Marion County Saturday, May 12: Men's Prayer Group, 8 a.m. Saturday, May 12: All Church Work Day, 9 a.m. Sunday, May 13: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Friendship Fellowship Potluck, noon. Tuesday, May 15: Women's Ministry Meeting, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 16: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Christs Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., off State Road 200, Ocala. Phone is 352-8616182, website is www.ccomc.org.Vacation Bible School at JoyJoy Evangelical Lutheran Church will hold its vacation Bible school from July 23 27 from 9 a.m. to noon. All children from 5 years of age through fifth grade are encouraged to attend and join the fun. The cost is $12 per child and scholarships are available. This year the theme for vacation bible school is Adventures on Promise Island where students discover Gods lifesaving love. These students will learn Gods Promises: God is with you, God cares about you, God gives you what you need, God saves you and God answers you. They will see God at work in the lives of the Old Testament and New Testament as Bible characters realize Gods promises are for them too. Amid the swaying palm trees, exotic wildlife and welcoming sunshine the students will learn about these promises through the games, songs, crafts, and bible stories while enjoying the tasty snacks. Registration for vacation Bible school is available during the month of June, Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 4 p.m. at the church office. The program planners are also looking for students in the 6th grade and older plus some adults who would like to volunteer and assist the teachers. For further information contact the VBS Coordinator, Joan Greve at 352-3048711 or the church office at 352-854-4509 ext. 221. Joy Lutheran Church is at 7045 S.W. 83rd Place at State Road 200, Ocala. RELIGION Read the classifieds Public relations professionals win awards PLEASESEEAWARDS PAGE12 Dragons destiny (EDITORS NOTE : Each year, Liberty Middle School teacher Amy Ryffel-Kragh, a former staff writer for the Citizen, assigns a story-writing project to her students. The Citizen judges the stories to come up with a winner, and publishes the story written by one of the seventh graders). 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Friday, May 11, 2012 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 12 ~ Friday, May 11, 2012 www.smcitizen.com food bank program Ryan Gerds, APR, and Mike Robertson, both with Munroe Regional Medical Center Award of Distinction, Annual Report for their 2011 Community Report FPRA is dedicated to developing public relations practitioners, who, through ethical and standardized practices, enhance the public relations profession in Florida. FPRA is comprised of 15 professional and 10 student chapters throughout the state, providing professional development, networking and professional recognition opportunities. The Ocala FPRA Chapter, www.fpraocala.org, was established in 1980. Members and guests meet the third Friday of each month at 11:30 a.m. at the Ocala Hilton. AWARDSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 11 S ometimes I believe in coincidences and sometimes I believe that things are fated to occur. This phenomenon is called Beshert in Yiddish. Its a Jewish thing that circumstances happen for a reason as in this story of a group of books. Its amazing how this action all came about. Last fall, I wrote a column about a genizah, a storage place for worn out holy Jewish books and documents. It just so happened that shortly after I wrote the article, I was fortunate to attend a lecture at a synagogue in Gainesville, which was given by Dr. Rebecca Jefferson, the head librarian at the Price Library of Judaica at the University of Florida. Coincidentally (?) her topic was about a genizah and we struck up a lively conversation about books and Jewish history. I never realized how soon we were to connect again. A few months ago, a loyal couple from Citrus County who loves this column contacted me. They explained that they had some books they wanted to donate to me from a collection by a now deceased rabbi. They considered me because they knew I would give these treasures a good home. After much e-mailing back and forth and coordinating dates, we were finally able to meet just recently. What I was about to receive sent shivers down my spine. The lovely couple was unaware of the true value of the donation but one look at the books had me so excited that I felt like Solomon Schechter the famous scholar that discovered a treasure trove of Jewish valuables in a genizah in Cairo. In my hands I had prayer books with gold leaf edges from 1860, another from 1915 and a bible reference from 1906! All were in good condition. I also found some classic works on Jewish history and legends from 1941, which I dismissed as not so important. (What did I know?) I also found a commentary on Isaiah written by a Christian scholar, which I thought very interesting. That too was about 100 years old. Of course I was curious as to why a rabbi would have a book by a Christian scholar. I explained to the couple that either these books would be buried because they were holy or they could find their way to a library. (I hoped for the latter). When I arrived home, I got to work. Within minutes I had Dr. Jeffersons number and she personally answered my call. I explained what I had in my possession and not only did she remember me but she was as excited as I was over these treasures. She assured me that all were valuable. She said that the Nazis destroyed many volumes and my 1940s selections could fill that void. As for the Christian scholar, she knew that name right off, even the publisher, and explained the rabbi probably used it for reference. As for the other books, even if they were duplicates, this was fine as these might replace copies the library already had that may be damaged or hard to read. The more I listened the better this all got. How fortunate of me to have met Dr. Jefferson! This knowledge led me right to the best place for these volumes. The story does not end here. There was the problem of getting them to the library, which is in Gainesville. Here Beshert intervened again. It just so happened that a guest from Gainesville was visiting my congregation, Beth Israel of Ocala, for the weekend and agreed to take the books back with her to the library. I was thrilled because I know what humidity can do to books especially when a silverfish jumped out of the box! Now, I could have sold these volumes to an antique dealer or kept them myself but because of their religious and historical value, I decided to donate them to an institution where they would be safe and preserved. Doing something like this is called a mitzvah, a good deed, in this case, to preserve Judaism in a very special way and I had several people all in on the act! You will never convince me that all this was coincidence. There were too many things that fell into place for this all to happen. These books were destined to be saved and they fell right into my hands. They dont call us The People of the Book for nothing. May we all grab opportunity by the hands and turn it for the good. (Update: Dr. Jefferson informs me that while the books were not in the rare category, the 1860 holiday volume is scarce and can only be found in 18 libraries in the world. She is grateful for the donation for its historical value and its contribution to the legacy of Jewish history. I couldnt be more pleased!) About Beshert and books J UDI S JOURNAL J S Judi Siegal Student Media Festival tonight at West PortHundreds of students and parents will pack into West Port High Schools Performing Arts Center Friday night, May 11, for the 11th annual Marion County Student Media Festival. The 7 p.m. event is free and open to the public. The festival, underwritten with community donations and organized by local educators, showcases the quality work created by television production students throughout Marion County Public Schools. Participants range from kindergarten through 12th grade. Presenting sponsors this year include Robert Boissoneault Oncology Institute, ACA Construction Group, Cox, Dell, the Public Education Foundation of Marion County, and Walmart. Other sponsors include Blackboard and Progress Energy. This year, 372 entries came from 26 different schools. Last month, a panel of industry experts judged the entries in 12 categories and four age groups. This years show host is Greg Thompson, an awardwinning actor, screenwriter, director, producer, and choreographer whos appeared on HBO, ESPN, and in the lead role in Dark Remains. He also had recurring roles on One Tree Hill and Dawsons Creek. Over two dozen community leaders will announce this years winners and present certificates and awards during Friday nights ceremony, including four Best of Show prizes for grade levels K to 2, 3 to 5, 6 to 8, and 9 to 12. The event airs live on the Marion Education Channel and replays every Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. throughout May. The Marion Education Channel is carried on more than a dozen local cable systems including Bright House 198, Comcast 99, and Cox 12. The Marion Education Channel is also available digitally over-the-air on Channel 7.1. West Port High School is at 3733 S.W. 80th Ave. in Ocala. For more information, contact Media Festival Director Miriam Needham at 352-671-4104. Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com FAMILY FEATURES W ho doesnt love a fiesta? Americans love to eat tacos, carnitas, tortilla chips and other tradi tional Mexican dishes. However, many also worry about how healthy these dishes can be. What they dont realize is if recipes are pre pared with fresh items and cooked with corn oil, they can actually be adding benefits to their diet. According to USDA data, corn oil, such as Mazola Corn Oil, contains more choles terol-blocking plant sterols than any other cooking oil four times as many as olive oil. It also contains 40 percent more than canola oil. This will help the health fulness of everyones fiestas. Setting a Healthier TableWhether its for a fiesta with friends, or a weeknight dinner, its possible to set a healthier table by using Mazola Corn Oil, so Mazola has partnered with WomenHeart, the nations only patient-centered organiza tion serving the 42 million women living with or who are at risk for heart disease, to encourage people to pledge to set a healthier table when they cook. Herb Mesa, The Next Food Network Star finalist, celebrity chef and personal trainer who is working with Mazola to share the news about plant sterols, says By taking the Set a Healthier Table pledge on the Mazola Facebook page, you can show your commitment to health for both you and your family. To take an active role in your health, visit www.Facebook.com/MazolaBrand and pledge to increase the amount of plant sterols in your familys diet. For every pledge taken, Mazola will donate $1 (up to a maximum of $50,000), to WomenHeart. For healthy fiesta recipes, visit www.mazola.com. Roasted Poblano Chicken Quesadillas Prep Time: 10 to 15 minutes Cook Time: 10 to 15 minutes Yield: 6 servings 2 medium poblano peppers 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Mexican cheese blend 1 cup cooked, shredded chicken 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro 1 teaspoon onion salt 6 8 to 10-inch flour tortillas 2 tablespoons Mazola Corn Oil Roast peppers under the broiler, over a gas flame or on grill. Heat for 5 to 7 minutes per side or until surface skin on the peppers is blistered and charred. Using tongs, transfer peppers to a paper bag or a covered bowl and set aside until cool enough to handle. Rinse peppers under running water to remove stem, seeds, pith and all charred material. Pat dry and cut into 1-inch strips. Heat griddle or large skillet over mediumhigh heat, or place oven rack in upper third of oven and preheat broiler to 400F. Combine roasted pepper strips, cheese, chicken, cilantro and onion salt in a small bowl. Evenly divide the filling and spread over one half of each tortilla. Fold remaining half over to form a semi-circle. Lightly brush both sides of quesadillas with corn oil. Heat quesadillas for 1 to 2 minutes per side or until lightly browned and cheese is melted. (For broiler method, place quesadillas on a baking sheet and broil for 1 to 2 minutes per side or until lightly browned and cheese is melted.) Cut quesadillas into wedges and serve with salsa and sour cream, if desired. Tips: Filling can be refrigerated up to 2 days ahead. For convenience, use shredded rotisserie chicken. Bananas Empanadas Prep Time: 20 minutes Bake Time: 20 minutes Yield: 12 empanadas 2 tablespoons butter or margarine 4 ripe bananas, sliced 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) spiced rum 1 teaspoon cinnamon 2 packages (11.6 ounces each) empanada dough disks 2 tablespoons Mazola Corn Oil Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add bananas, rum and cinnamon. Cook and stir occasionally for 15 minutes. Separate each empanada disk and place on an oiled baking sheet. To assemble, place some filling mixture on half of the round disk, leaving a small border around the edge. Fold other half of pastry over filling, pressing edges to seal. Lightly brush each empanada with oil. Bake in preheated 400F oven for 20 min utes, until pastry is golden. Favorite Foods Can Help Your HeartAccording to the FDA, clinical studies indicate that, when con sumed as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, plant sterols can help reduce the absorp tion of cholesterol, which in turn can lower LDL cholesterol. And while 58 percent of Americans stated in a recent survey they believe corn oil is bad for you, corn oil is actually the cooking oil with the highest amount of plant sterols per serving. Incorporating corn oil whenever you use cooking oil, as well as consuming other foods containing plant sterols such as fruits, vege tables, nuts, seeds, cereals and legumes can contribute to a diet low in saturated fat and choles terol, which can have an important effect on health. 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We have two urgent needs. The first is blood donors and the second, a volunteer to co-ordinate our blood drives. With the summer months coming on and the fact that we live in an area with many senior citizens, there is a heightened need for life saving blood. If youve never given blood before, now would be a great time to sign up and provide the one substance that medical science cant produce. If youve given in the past and gotten out of the habit of donating now is the perfect time to come back and give. The professionals who operate the blood donation drive provide sterile, courteous, quick and easy service to all donors who sign up. Theres no need to be nervous or wonder if youll be safe in taking a few minutes out of your day to make a difference. Our second urgent need is for a volunteer to co-ordinate the blood drives. It only requires a few hours per month and it makes a world of difference. If you call the office, Geri, will be happy to discuss what few responsibilities go with the position and assist you in getting started. If we dont get a volunteer, our Blood Drives will be in serious danger of disappearing and that would be a real shame. Please give this worthwhile project some thought and either give blood; volunteer or better yet, do both. Cherrywood would thank you; the community would thank you; and the people whose lives you help save will thank you. Mothers DayOn Sunday, May 13, our nation celebrates the holiday of Mothers Day. It is a special day set aside to honor those special women we call Mother; Mama; Mommy; Mom and a hundred other names in scores of different languages. They are those angelic women who have given us life; love and nurture. Mothers Day began in the heart of Ann Jarvis, mother of Anna Jarvis. Ann had hoped that one day mothers would be honored for all their contributions to society and to the family. Upon Anns death, her daughter Anna took up the cause to recognize mothers and began a relentless and tireless effort for a national observance. In response to her efforts, in 1914, six years after Anna began her crusade, President Woodrow Wilson declared the second Sunday in May as the official Mothers Day. Because of her mothers personal like of the carnation flower, Anna began the tradition of wearing a white Carnation for remembering a mother who was deceased and a red one for those who were still alive. Anna Jarvis, who was not a mother herself, became disillusioned in her old age at the commercialization of the holiday and sought to have it abolished. Fortunately for us, that was not done. So, on the second Sunday of May, we can take a day to say Thank you to our own mothers and the mothers of our children; grandchildren; and the mothers of children everywhere. It has been said that The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world. Perhaps this is true, but more than the hand that rocks the cradle are the arms that hug a frightened child; warm words that give encouragement and hope; soft kisses at bedtime and a heart that pours out unconditional love; these are the gifts bestowed by a mom and they Donors, volunteers needed for Cherrywood blood drives Kentucky Derby Hat Winners; Truce Smith, third place; Holly Bragdon, second place; Eve Houghtaling, first place. SEE CHERRYWOOD PAGE14 Downs were Ill have another, Bodemeister and in third place, Dullahan. The winners at Cherrywood were everyone who attended this terrific social event. Derby Day is just one of many free programs that residents are invited to throughout the year. If you missed this one, please make a note and dont miss the next. Garden ClubOn Wednesday, May 16 at 11 a.m., the Garden Club will hold its last meeting for the summer but theyre going out with style. The week of May 21 they plan to visit at least six gardens in Cherrywood for special recognition and present lawn plaques to recognize Gardens of Distinction. Your garden or that of a friend can be nominated by contacting Fred at 352598-0037 or on line at cherrywoodgardeners@gmail.c om. Judging will be in three categories; Natural Formal; and Lawn. There will be two winners in each category. Dont miss this chance to have your hard work or that of a neighbor, recognized for beautifying the gardens and yards of our neighborhood. Exceptional gardening is not only a benefit to the individual property owner; but it gives the entire Cherrywood community a sense of pride. (Just a friendly hint, if you do nominate some one other than yourself, please let them know. Unexpected visitors, even if they are there to give you a prize, can be inconvenient.) Monthly meetings for the club will resume on Oct. 9. The gardeners are planning a trip to Sugar Tree Farms in the fall so keep on eye on the Citizen and the Cherrywood Chirp for details and look to this column for the results of the judging at the end of the month. Be aware that there is a Master Gardners Plant Sale on May 12 at the Agricultural Center on Northeast Jacksonville Road from 8 a.m. until noon. Its a great opportunity to fill in anything your garden may be missing. Spotlight on Excellence Each week we feature a resident of Cherrywood who has an interesting past; a promising future or is making a contribution to the quality of life of our active community. This week, the spotlight shines on Marty Duesel. Marty was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the only boy of five children. His sisters, Kathleen and Elaine, still reside in Indiana while his sister Diane lives in Florida. An older sister, Donna, passed away. During his younger years, Marty attended pubic school and after graduating from High School, he enrolled in the International Business Institute. He graduated with two separate associate degrees, one in Business Administration and the other in Finance. During his college days, he was invited to a Memorial Day picnic and was set up with a blind date. That was in 1966. One year later, he and that blind date, Marti, were wed. Theyve been happily married for these past 45 years. (No your reporter didnt make a mistake, it really is Marti and Marty.) They have two children who they adopted. David was 12 when they adopted him and he still resides in Fort Wayne. Their daughter Melissa, who they adopted when she was only 4 months old, now lives with her husband in Warsaw, Indiana. Shortly after Marty graduated from college in 1969, Uncle Sam was there with a letter welcoming him to the U.S. Army. Soon after, he was on his way to Basic Training at Fort Knox, Kentucky. After completing his Basic he was assigned to Fort Lewis, Washington for Advanced Infantry School. The military recognized Martys leadership skills and sent him to Fort Benning, Georgia, to attend the Noncommissioned Officers School. A short tour of temporary duty at Fort Polk, Louisiana ended when he was ordered to Vietnam. Upon arrival, Marty was given a squad of men to command in the 7th Cavalry (Gary Owen) Brigade of the 1st Cavalry Division (Air Mobile). Specifically, he was a part of Charlie Company, lst of the 7th. While in country, as the troops called it while serving in Vietnam, he and his unit were ordered into Cambodia to disrupt enemy supplies coming down the Ho Chi Minh Trail. For their bravery and sacrifice, Charlie Company was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation. This is an award given only to those units who have performed extreme acts of heroism in combat. In addition, Marty received the Bronze Star and the Air Medal for successive and repeated combat operations in both Vietnam and Cambodia. Aside from his family, Marty is most proud of his accomplishments in the Military. His medals and awards provide ample proof that he served courageously and honorably during a difficult period in this countries history. When he was discharged from the Military, Marty took a position with Kay Jewelers in September of 1971. The giant jewelry chain obviously recognized Martys leadership skills and promoted him to store manager. During his career he managed three stores in Fort Wayne and one each in Marion, Indiana and Springfield, Illinois. In each case he improved production in these locations. After 38 years with the company, Marty retired. Tired of cold weather and seeking an active community Marti and Marty researched the area and decided on Cherrywood because it was an active community. That was 14 years ago and both he and his wife Marti have been a part of this community ever since. Apparently finding it hard to break old habits, Marty went back to work for Kay Jewelers here in Ocala as sales associate until his second retirement a couple of years ago. Now the couple spends their time traveling; visiting his sister Diane and taking part in nearly all of the activities of our community. Marty is a member of the Cherrywood Color Guard and also serves as Trustee of the Veterans Club. He is active with the Ritz House for Veterans Project; the food drives; Honor Flight project and he headed up the Veterans Breakfast. In truth, there are very few functions that you wont find Marti and Marty attending. Their bright smiles and vitality brighten every occasion and Marty brings his leadership skills to every office he holds or position he takes. When you see Marty and Marti, be sure to thank them for their service to our country and to our community. 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lucky people will be off on a three day vacation on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines that includes port taxes; tips and a hundred dollars in spending money. All proceeds from the picnic and from the drawing go to our Veteran Club charities. Everyone is invited to pay tribute to our men and women who gave their all in defense of liberty and to share in the celebration of that freedom with good friends; good food and good neighbors. ShutterbugsThe Cherrywood Camera Club, otherwise known as the Shutterbugs, took a field trip to the Ocala Veterans Park on Friday May 4. The weather was beautiful and the park volunteers were very helpful in giving us a history of the park; showing us around the grounds and pointing out monuments of interest. Such icons as the Medal of Honor statue; a miniature of the Statue of Liberty and the reception center filled with relics and models were all available to us and objects of our photo shoot. As we were walking around, a bagpiper just outside the fence began to play adding to the beauty and solemnity of the visit. The best photo will appear in this column just prior to Memorial Day. Our next meeting is Friday, the 18 at 10 a.m. in the clubhouse card room and everyone is welcome to attend. We are learning a lot from each other and one of our members, Jim Whidden, will be giving the presentation on the 18th. Come out and share your knowlFriday, May 11, 2012 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 14 ~ Friday, May 11, 2012 www.smcitizen.com T O A D V E R T I S E H E R E C A L L T O M O R S U S I E A T 8 5 4 3 9 8 6 do in fact, rule the world. On this special day, Cherrywood Estates wishes a Happy Mothers Day to all of you beautiful moms; for who you are; for what you do and for all that you have given. Free Comedy Night No Joke!There are still a limited number of seats available for the free Comedy Night at the Clubhouse. Friday, the 18th comedian Mark Alan will be putting on two shows; the first at 6 p.m. and a second performance at 8 p.m. Mark is a favorite of the Orlando Comedy Club Circuit as well as through out Florida. His fascinating and entertaining mixture of quick, brilliant wit and mind boggling magic tricks is definitely worth seeing. More good news, the shows are free! Cherrywood Property Management is covering the expense so the only thing that the residents have to do is sign up for one show or the other and pick up their tickets from Geri in the office. Also, your ticket makes you eligible for a drawing to win dinner for two at the Outback Steak House. You must be present to win but thats no problem because theres one prize for each show. Dont miss this evening of great entertainment. Doors open at 5:30 for the 6 p.m. show and at 7:45 for the 8 p.m. performance, so be on time and bring your sense of humor.Memorial DayYour Cherrywood Veterans Club is proud to sponsor this years Memorial Day observance beginning at noon on May 30. Our own Color Guard will proudly present the colors for the National Anthem and a Salute to the Services. Our distinguished speaker, former Ocala Police Chief, Major Morrey Deen, U.S. Army (Ret.) will deliver a short address to be followed by the playing of Taps. The service is open to any one who would like to attend and pay honor to our fallen heroes. Immediately following the services will be an old fashioned American Picnic. Tickets are only $7 per person and include hot dogs; hamburgers; potato salad; home made beans; coffee and lemonade. A potluck dessert is encouraged. Naturally, individuals can bring the beverages of their choice. Tickets are available at the office from Geri and must be purchased in advance. Following the picnic, Richie B. will be providing an afternoon of smooth music to listen and dance to. With the large repertoire of songs that Rich has, everyone is bound to hear their favorite tunes. At 2 p.m., the long-awaited drawing will take place for the Bahamas Cruise. Two CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 13 PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD PAGE15 CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 14 edge and fascination with photography. Raffle drawing nearWin a three-day trip to the Bahamas on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. Raffle tickets are only $10 each or three for $20. The winner will receive a three day trip for two to the Bahamas including port taxes; gratuities and a hundred dollars in spending money. The drawing will be held on May 30 at the Memorial Day Picnic. You need not be present to win and you dont have to be a resident of Cherrywood to enter. All proceeds go to the Veterans Club charities so dont be afraid to buy some tickets from Geri at the office. Summer Fest kicks off June 9 Country Western is the theme for the first of Cherrywoods Summer Fest celebrations this year. At 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 9, fried chicken with all the fixins will be served up and then; from 6 until 9 p.m., the entertainment will be cranked up by Ken Jackson. Ken is a favorite of ours and always brings a great show. Dont worry about cost, thanks to Cherrywood Property Management, this fantastic night of food and entertainment is free. Mark your calendar and watch this column in the Citizen for more details. Cherrywood TravelsContact Nancy or Laura for information on these upcoming trips and more. See the full schedule in the clubhouse and enjoy these great opportunities to go places and see things with your friends and neighbors. Early Bird Dinner Theatre Separate Beds on Thursday May 17 Myrtle Beach 4 nights/5 days May 21 -25. Show Palace Dinner Theatre Swing Thursday May 31. Mystery Day Trip on Friday June 15. Trivia Night at Cherrywood Wednesday, May 16, at 7 p.m., the teams will again assemble in the Clubhouse for an evening of grueling; brain busting; mind boggling; mentally challenging well maybe not all that difficult fun night of Trivia. In reality its an evening of frolic and fellowship as Rich Hurley and Fred OHern put brain teasing questions on the big screen and everyone does their best to answer. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly with some light hearted competition thrown in. Bring your friends; a beverage and snacks of your choice and enjoy a night of not too tough mental stimulation. If you dont have a two, three or four member team, come anyway and youll be given one to play on. Its only a dollar to sign in and all the proceeds go to the Wounded Warrior Fund. Prizes are awarded to the winners and a great time is had by all. Kentucky Derby WinnersDerby Day at Cherrywood brought out the creativity of our ladies and the Social Committee for an evening of great entertainment. The ladies wore their special hats for the occasion; danced to the music of Richie B.; watched the ponies; enjoyed light snacks and hot dogs; and of course, shared a Mint Julep or two. The competition for the best decorated hat was one highlight of the early evening as the ladies vied for prizes. First Prize went to Eve Houghtaling, Second Prize went to Holly Bragdon and Third Prize went to Trude Smith. Hot dogs with the trimmings were on the menu and the big screen showed the preparations down in Louisville. Games and a 50/50 drawing brought in money for the Wounded Warriors Fund and a door prize donated by Trude Smith was awarded. Our sincere thanks go out to Jay OHern and the Cherrywood Social Committee for a great job; to Chris Zacco for donating the hot dogs and prizes and to Justin and Fred of the Maintenance Team for setting up the hall and their support. The winners at Churchill SEE CHERRYWOOD PAGE16 000BE6L Serving Donuts, Bagels, Pastries, Coffee, Tea & Hot Breakfast ACME WHITEFISH SALAD 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 PURCHASE. EXP. 5/18/12 NOW SERVING LUNCH Sandwiches & Salads HAPPY MOTHERS DAY FREE DONUT For Mom 000BC77 Carmines Caf Carmines Caf Italian Cuisine Italian Cuisine OPEN FOR LUNCH & DINNER EVERY SUNDAY KARAOKE 1-5PM Mothers Day Specials Chicken, Seafood & Steaks Call For Reservations 8810 SW HWY. 200, OCALA 854-1000 Located in Kingsland Plaza Directly across from Pine Run SR200 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 000BD8M ROMA ITALIAN RESTAURANT 2775 NW 49th Avenue Ocala Shops at Foxwood 352-368-7662 Fax 352-622-5318 Mon.-Thurs. 11-9 Fri.-Sat. 11-10 Sun 12-8 ROMA ITALIAN RESTAURANT CALL FOR RESERVATIONS Treat Mom to a Feast Treat Mom to a Feast MOTHERS DAY SPECIAL: SURF & TURF Lobster Tail & Filet $ 22 95 or Hand Cut Prime Rib 1 Person $ 14 95 2 Person $ 22 50 Pick of two sides: Baked Potato, Pasta, Vegetable, French Fries 000BE5V OASIS RESTAURANT 7651 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala 352-237-4598 Thank you for your preference.... Open 7 to 7 Mon. Sat. J o i n U s F o r M o t h e r s D a y 12-5pm BYOB OK $ 19 95 Chicken Cordon Bleu or Filet Mignon Baked potato, asparagus wrapped in bacon with Hollandaise Sauce. Lobster Bisque soup or salad. Coffee or tea plus dessert Please make reservations early! 11100 SW 93 Ct. Rd. Suite 12, Ocala, FL Mon-Thur 11am-10pm Fri & Sat 11am-11pm Sunday 11am-9pm 402-0003 GOOD FOOD GOOD SPORTS 000B9C8 Happy Hour: 3-Close 1/2 Price Draft Beer & Wine Crossroads Crossroads Country Kitchen Country Kitchen Breakfast Served 6am 4pm Mon.-Sat. 7am 3pm Sun. YOU TRIED THE REST NOW TRY 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 000BAJL 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 5/18/12 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 M OTHER S D AY S PECIAL : FREE DESSERT W/ENTREE 1/2 R OASTED S PRING C HICKEN Includes soup or salad, cornbread & veggie $ 9.95 Famous Recipe Chicken NOW OPEN SW S.R. 200 in front of Walmart Next to Bob Evans 236-5337 Try our convenient drive-thru. Coupons good at all Ocala locations. $ 4 49 000BE24 Limit 2 Exp.5/25/12 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.5/25/12 $ 3 99 Limit 2 Exp.5/25/12 Limit 2 Exp.5/25/12 $ 4 49 New WITH BISCUIT 1 SIDE 000BE18 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. 5/18/12 MONDAY Excluding specials. Exp. 5/18/12 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. 5/18/12 BUY 1 SUB GET ONE BUY 1 SUB GET ONE 1/2 PRICE 1/2 PRICE 2 Beverage purchase required Excluding specials. Exp. 5/18/12 $1.00 OFF $1.00 OFF ENTREE ENTREE This Year, Give MOM A Gift That Really Rocks. If youre looking for a Mothers Day gift that Mom will really love, look no farther than our front porch. Our Hinkle Rocking Chairs are hand-crafted and available in a variety of styles. One of which, were sure, Mom will love. www.crackerbarrel.com 3801 S.W. College Road, Ocala (352) 854-7870 Store Hours: Sunday-Thursday 6am-10pm, Friday & Saturday 6am-11pm CBOCS General Partnership 000BDS0 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

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lucky people will be off on a three day vacation on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines that includes port taxes; tips and a hundred dollars in spending money. All proceeds from the picnic and from the drawing go to our Veteran Club charities. Everyone is invited to pay tribute to our men and women who gave their all in defense of liberty and to share in the celebration of that freedom with good friends; good food and good neighbors. ShutterbugsThe Cherrywood Camera Club, otherwise known as the Shutterbugs, took a field trip to the Ocala Veterans Park on Friday May 4. The weather was beautiful and the park volunteers were very helpful in giving us a history of the park; showing us around the grounds and pointing out monuments of interest. Such icons as the Medal of Honor statue; a miniature of the Statue of Liberty and the reception center filled with relics and models were all available to us and objects of our photo shoot. As we were walking around, a bagpiper just outside the fence began to play adding to the beauty and solemnity of the visit. The best photo will appear in this column just prior to Memorial Day. Our next meeting is Friday, the 18 at 10 a.m. in the clubhouse card room and everyone is welcome to attend. We are learning a lot from each other and one of our members, Jim Whidden, will be giving the presentation on the 18th. Come out and share your knowlFriday, May 11, 2012 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 14 ~ Friday, May 11, 2012 www.smcitizen.com T O A D V E R T I S E H E R E C A L L T O M O R S U S I E A T 8 5 4 3 9 8 6 do in fact, rule the world. On this special day, Cherrywood Estates wishes a Happy Mothers Day to all of you beautiful moms; for who you are; for what you do and for all that you have given. Free Comedy Night No Joke!There are still a limited number of seats available for the free Comedy Night at the Clubhouse. Friday, the 18th comedian Mark Alan will be putting on two shows; the first at 6 p.m. and a second performance at 8 p.m. Mark is a favorite of the Orlando Comedy Club Circuit as well as through out Florida. His fascinating and entertaining mixture of quick, brilliant wit and mind boggling magic tricks is definitely worth seeing. More good news, the shows are free! Cherrywood Property Management is covering the expense so the only thing that the residents have to do is sign up for one show or the other and pick up their tickets from Geri in the office. Also, your ticket makes you eligible for a drawing to win dinner for two at the Outback Steak House. You must be present to win but thats no problem because theres one prize for each show. Dont miss this evening of great entertainment. Doors open at 5:30 for the 6 p.m. show and at 7:45 for the 8 p.m. performance, so be on time and bring your sense of humor.Memorial DayYour Cherrywood Veterans Club is proud to sponsor this years Memorial Day observance beginning at noon on May 30. Our own Color Guard will proudly present the colors for the National Anthem and a Salute to the Services. Our distinguished speaker, former Ocala Police Chief, Major Morrey Deen, U.S. Army (Ret.) will deliver a short address to be followed by the playing of Taps. The service is open to any one who would like to attend and pay honor to our fallen heroes. Immediately following the services will be an old fashioned American Picnic. Tickets are only $7 per person and include hot dogs; hamburgers; potato salad; home made beans; coffee and lemonade. A potluck dessert is encouraged. Naturally, individuals can bring the beverages of their choice. Tickets are available at the office from Geri and must be purchased in advance. Following the picnic, Richie B. will be providing an afternoon of smooth music to listen and dance to. With the large repertoire of songs that Rich has, everyone is bound to hear their favorite tunes. At 2 p.m., the long-awaited drawing will take place for the Bahamas Cruise. Two CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 13 PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD PAGE15 CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 14 edge and fascination with photography. Raffle drawing nearWin a three-day trip to the Bahamas on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. Raffle tickets are only $10 each or three for $20. The winner will receive a three day trip for two to the Bahamas including port taxes; gratuities and a hundred dollars in spending money. The drawing will be held on May 30 at the Memorial Day Picnic. You need not be present to win and you dont have to be a resident of Cherrywood to enter. All proceeds go to the Veterans Club charities so dont be afraid to buy some tickets from Geri at the office. Summer Fest kicks off June 9 Country Western is the theme for the first of Cherrywoods Summer Fest celebrations this year. At 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 9, fried chicken with all the fixins will be served up and then; from 6 until 9 p.m., the entertainment will be cranked up by Ken Jackson. Ken is a favorite of ours and always brings a great show. Dont worry about cost, thanks to Cherrywood Property Management, this fantastic night of food and entertainment is free. Mark your calendar and watch this column in the Citizen for more details. Cherrywood TravelsContact Nancy or Laura for information on these upcoming trips and more. See the full schedule in the clubhouse and enjoy these great opportunities to go places and see things with your friends and neighbors. Early Bird Dinner Theatre Separate Beds on Thursday May 17 Myrtle Beach 4 nights/5 days May 21 -25. Show Palace Dinner Theatre Swing Thursday May 31. Mystery Day Trip on Friday June 15. Trivia Night at Cherrywood Wednesday, May 16, at 7 p.m., the teams will again assemble in the Clubhouse for an evening of grueling; brain busting; mind boggling; mentally challenging well maybe not all that difficult fun night of Trivia. In reality its an evening of frolic and fellowship as Rich Hurley and Fred OHern put brain teasing questions on the big screen and everyone does their best to answer. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly with some light hearted competition thrown in. Bring your friends; a beverage and snacks of your choice and enjoy a night of not too tough mental stimulation. If you dont have a two, three or four member team, come anyway and youll be given one to play on. Its only a dollar to sign in and all the proceeds go to the Wounded Warrior Fund. Prizes are awarded to the winners and a great time is had by all. Kentucky Derby WinnersDerby Day at Cherrywood brought out the creativity of our ladies and the Social Committee for an evening of great entertainment. The ladies wore their special hats for the occasion; danced to the music of Richie B.; watched the ponies; enjoyed light snacks and hot dogs; and of course, shared a Mint Julep or two. The competition for the best decorated hat was one highlight of the early evening as the ladies vied for prizes. First Prize went to Eve Houghtaling, Second Prize went to Holly Bragdon and Third Prize went to Trude Smith. Hot dogs with the trimmings were on the menu and the big screen showed the preparations down in Louisville. Games and a 50/50 drawing brought in money for the Wounded Warriors Fund and a door prize donated by Trude Smith was awarded. Our sincere thanks go out to Jay OHern and the Cherrywood Social Committee for a great job; to Chris Zacco for donating the hot dogs and prizes and to Justin and Fred of the Maintenance Team for setting up the hall and their support. The winners at Churchill SEE CHERRYWOOD PAGE16 000BE6L Serving Donuts, Bagels, Pastries, Coffee, Tea & Hot Breakfast ACME WHITEFISH SALAD 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 PURCHASE. EXP. 5/18/12 NOW SERVING LUNCH Sandwiches & Salads HAPPY MOTHERS DAY FREE DONUT For Mom 000BC77 Carmines Caf Carmines Caf Italian Cuisine Italian Cuisine OPEN FOR LUNCH & DINNER EVERY SUNDAY KARAOKE 1-5PM Mothers Day Specials Chicken, Seafood & Steaks Call For Reservations 8810 SW HWY. 200, OCALA 854-1000 Located in Kingsland Plaza Directly across from Pine Run SR200 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 000BD8M ROMA ITALIAN RESTAURANT 2775 NW 49th Avenue Ocala Shops at Foxwood 352-368-7662 Fax 352-622-5318 Mon.-Thurs. 11-9 Fri.-Sat. 11-10 Sun 12-8 ROMA ITALIAN RESTAURANT CALL FOR RESERVATIONS Treat Mom to a Feast Treat Mom to a Feast MOTHERS DAY SPECIAL: SURF & TURF Lobster Tail & Filet $ 22 95 or Hand Cut Prime Rib 1 Person $ 14 95 2 Person $ 22 50 Pick of two sides: Baked Potato, Pasta, Vegetable, French Fries 000BE5V OASIS RESTAURANT 7651 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala 352-237-4598 Thank you for your preference.... Open 7 to 7 Mon. Sat. J o i n U s F o r M o t h e r s D a y 12-5pm BYOB OK $ 19 95 Chicken Cordon Bleu or Filet Mignon Baked potato, asparagus wrapped in bacon with Hollandaise Sauce. Lobster Bisque soup or salad. Coffee or tea plus dessert Please make reservations early! 11100 SW 93 Ct. Rd. Suite 12, Ocala, FL Mon-Thur 11am-10pm Fri & Sat 11am-11pm Sunday 11am-9pm 402-0003 GOOD FOOD GOOD SPORTS 000B9C8 Happy Hour: 3-Close 1/2 Price Draft Beer & Wine Crossroads Crossroads Country Kitchen Country Kitchen Breakfast Served 6am 4pm Mon.-Sat. 7am 3pm Sun. YOU TRIED THE REST NOW TRY 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 000BAJL 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 5/18/12 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 M OTHER S D AY S PECIAL : FREE DESSERT W/ENTREE 1/2 R OASTED S PRING C HICKEN Includes soup or salad, cornbread & veggie $ 9.95 Famous Recipe Chicken NOW OPEN SW S.R. 200 in front of Walmart Next to Bob Evans 236-5337 Try our convenient drive-thru. Coupons good at all Ocala locations. $ 4 49 000BE24 Limit 2 Exp.5/25/12 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.5/25/12 $ 3 99 Limit 2 Exp.5/25/12 Limit 2 Exp.5/25/12 $ 4 49 New WITH BISCUIT 1 SIDE 000BE18 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. 5/18/12 MONDAY Excluding specials. Exp. 5/18/12 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. 5/18/12 BUY 1 SUB GET ONE BUY 1 SUB GET ONE 1/2 PRICE 1/2 PRICE 2 Beverage purchase required Excluding specials. Exp. 5/18/12 $1.00 OFF $1.00 OFF ENTREE ENTREE This Year, Give MOM A Gift That Really Rocks. If youre looking for a Mothers Day gift that Mom will really love, look no farther than our front porch. Our Hinkle Rocking Chairs are hand-crafted and available in a variety of styles. One of which, were sure, Mom will love. www.crackerbarrel.com 3801 S.W. College Road, Ocala (352) 854-7870 Store Hours: Sunday-Thursday 6am-10pm, Friday & Saturday 6am-11pm CBOCS General Partnership 000BDS0 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

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Friday, May 11, 2012 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 16 ~ Friday, May 11, 2012 www.smcitizen.com B UYING C OINS C OIN C OLLECTIONS P APER M ONEY Silver Coins 1964 or Before... 10 S ILVER C OINS G OLD C OINS 6333 SW SR200 B ETWEEN Q UEEN OF P EACE C HURCH AND F LOWERS B AKERY 854-6622 A Trusted Place to Sell Your Gold, Silver & Diamonds HIGHEST PRICES PAID 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 Also Buying: Indian Pennies Buffalo Nickels Proof Sets Mint Sets Commemoratives Large Pennies Blue Books Collectibles 1/2 Pennies 2 Cent Pieces 3 Cent Pieces 20 Cent Pieces S TERLING S ILVER Tea Sets, Bowls, Jewelry, Antique Rounds, Ovals, Emerald, Pears, Marquise, Old Cut Diamonds, Antique Jewelry, Necklaces, Pins, Cocktail Rings, Earrings, Platinum, Emeralds, Sapphires, Rubies Wanted Engagement Rings We Buy All Resaleable Jewelry 000BE5P B UYING D IAMONDS 1/4 CT TO 20 CT D IAMONDS W ANTED T he Blood Mobile will be parked in front of the Cherrywood Clubhouse from 7:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 17. We have two urgent needs. The first is blood donors and the second, a volunteer to co-ordinate our blood drives. With the summer months coming on and the fact that we live in an area with many senior citizens, there is a heightened need for life saving blood. If youve never given blood before, now would be a great time to sign up and provide the one substance that medical science cant produce. If youve given in the past and gotten out of the habit of donating now is the perfect time to come back and give. The professionals who operate the blood donation drive provide sterile, courteous, quick and easy service to all donors who sign up. Theres no need to be nervous or wonder if youll be safe in taking a few minutes out of your day to make a difference. Our second urgent need is for a volunteer to co-ordinate the blood drives. It only requires a few hours per month and it makes a world of difference. If you call the office, Geri, will be happy to discuss what few responsibilities go with the position and assist you in getting started. If we dont get a volunteer, our Blood Drives will be in serious danger of disappearing and that would be a real shame. Please give this worthwhile project some thought and either give blood; volunteer or better yet, do both. Cherrywood would thank you; the community would thank you; and the people whose lives you help save will thank you. Mothers DayOn Sunday, May 13, our nation celebrates the holiday of Mothers Day. It is a special day set aside to honor those special women we call Mother; Mama; Mommy; Mom and a hundred other names in scores of different languages. They are those angelic women who have given us life; love and nurture. Mothers Day began in the heart of Ann Jarvis, mother of Anna Jarvis. Ann had hoped that one day mothers would be honored for all their contributions to society and to the family. Upon Anns death, her daughter Anna took up the cause to recognize mothers and began a relentless and tireless effort for a national observance. In response to her efforts, in 1914, six years after Anna began her crusade, President Woodrow Wilson declared the second Sunday in May as the official Mothers Day. Because of her mothers personal like of the carnation flower, Anna began the tradition of wearing a white Carnation for remembering a mother who was deceased and a red one for those who were still alive. Anna Jarvis, who was not a mother herself, became disillusioned in her old age at the commercialization of the holiday and sought to have it abolished. Fortunately for us, that was not done. So, on the second Sunday of May, we can take a day to say Thank you to our own mothers and the mothers of our children; grandchildren; and the mothers of children everywhere. It has been said that The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world. Perhaps this is true, but more than the hand that rocks the cradle are the arms that hug a frightened child; warm words that give encouragement and hope; soft kisses at bedtime and a heart that pours out unconditional love; these are the gifts bestowed by a mom and they Donors, volunteers needed for Cherrywood blood drives Kentucky Derby Hat Winners; Truce Smith, third place; Holly Bragdon, second place; Eve Houghtaling, first place. SEE CHERRYWOOD PAGE14 Downs were Ill have another, Bodemeister and in third place, Dullahan. The winners at Cherrywood were everyone who attended this terrific social event. Derby Day is just one of many free programs that residents are invited to throughout the year. If you missed this one, please make a note and dont miss the next. Garden ClubOn Wednesday, May 16 at 11 a.m., the Garden Club will hold its last meeting for the summer but theyre going out with style. The week of May 21 they plan to visit at least six gardens in Cherrywood for special recognition and present lawn plaques to recognize Gardens of Distinction. Your garden or that of a friend can be nominated by contacting Fred at 352598-0037 or on line at cherrywoodgardeners@gmail.c om. Judging will be in three categories; Natural Formal; and Lawn. There will be two winners in each category. Dont miss this chance to have your hard work or that of a neighbor, recognized for beautifying the gardens and yards of our neighborhood. Exceptional gardening is not only a benefit to the individual property owner; but it gives the entire Cherrywood community a sense of pride. (Just a friendly hint, if you do nominate some one other than yourself, please let them know. Unexpected visitors, even if they are there to give you a prize, can be inconvenient.) Monthly meetings for the club will resume on Oct. 9. The gardeners are planning a trip to Sugar Tree Farms in the fall so keep on eye on the Citizen and the Cherrywood Chirp for details and look to this column for the results of the judging at the end of the month. Be aware that there is a Master Gardners Plant Sale on May 12 at the Agricultural Center on Northeast Jacksonville Road from 8 a.m. until noon. Its a great opportunity to fill in anything your garden may be missing. Spotlight on Excellence Each week we feature a resident of Cherrywood who has an interesting past; a promising future or is making a contribution to the quality of life of our active community. This week, the spotlight shines on Marty Duesel. Marty was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the only boy of five children. His sisters, Kathleen and Elaine, still reside in Indiana while his sister Diane lives in Florida. An older sister, Donna, passed away. During his younger years, Marty attended pubic school and after graduating from High School, he enrolled in the International Business Institute. He graduated with two separate associate degrees, one in Business Administration and the other in Finance. During his college days, he was invited to a Memorial Day picnic and was set up with a blind date. That was in 1966. One year later, he and that blind date, Marti, were wed. Theyve been happily married for these past 45 years. (No your reporter didnt make a mistake, it really is Marti and Marty.) They have two children who they adopted. David was 12 when they adopted him and he still resides in Fort Wayne. Their daughter Melissa, who they adopted when she was only 4 months old, now lives with her husband in Warsaw, Indiana. Shortly after Marty graduated from college in 1969, Uncle Sam was there with a letter welcoming him to the U.S. Army. Soon after, he was on his way to Basic Training at Fort Knox, Kentucky. After completing his Basic he was assigned to Fort Lewis, Washington for Advanced Infantry School. The military recognized Martys leadership skills and sent him to Fort Benning, Georgia, to attend the Noncommissioned Officers School. A short tour of temporary duty at Fort Polk, Louisiana ended when he was ordered to Vietnam. Upon arrival, Marty was given a squad of men to command in the 7th Cavalry (Gary Owen) Brigade of the 1st Cavalry Division (Air Mobile). Specifically, he was a part of Charlie Company, lst of the 7th. While in country, as the troops called it while serving in Vietnam, he and his unit were ordered into Cambodia to disrupt enemy supplies coming down the Ho Chi Minh Trail. For their bravery and sacrifice, Charlie Company was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation. This is an award given only to those units who have performed extreme acts of heroism in combat. In addition, Marty received the Bronze Star and the Air Medal for successive and repeated combat operations in both Vietnam and Cambodia. Aside from his family, Marty is most proud of his accomplishments in the Military. His medals and awards provide ample proof that he served courageously and honorably during a difficult period in this countries history. When he was discharged from the Military, Marty took a position with Kay Jewelers in September of 1971. The giant jewelry chain obviously recognized Martys leadership skills and promoted him to store manager. During his career he managed three stores in Fort Wayne and one each in Marion, Indiana and Springfield, Illinois. In each case he improved production in these locations. After 38 years with the company, Marty retired. Tired of cold weather and seeking an active community Marti and Marty researched the area and decided on Cherrywood because it was an active community. That was 14 years ago and both he and his wife Marti have been a part of this community ever since. Apparently finding it hard to break old habits, Marty went back to work for Kay Jewelers here in Ocala as sales associate until his second retirement a couple of years ago. Now the couple spends their time traveling; visiting his sister Diane and taking part in nearly all of the activities of our community. Marty is a member of the Cherrywood Color Guard and also serves as Trustee of the Veterans Club. He is active with the Ritz House for Veterans Project; the food drives; Honor Flight project and he headed up the Veterans Breakfast. In truth, there are very few functions that you wont find Marti and Marty attending. Their bright smiles and vitality brighten every occasion and Marty brings his leadership skills to every office he holds or position he takes. When you see Marty and Marti, be sure to thank them for their service to our country and to our community. 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Friday, May 11, 2012 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 12 ~ Friday, May 11, 2012 www.smcitizen.com food bank program Ryan Gerds, APR, and Mike Robertson, both with Munroe Regional Medical Center Award of Distinction, Annual Report for their 2011 Community Report FPRA is dedicated to developing public relations practitioners, who, through ethical and standardized practices, enhance the public relations profession in Florida. FPRA is comprised of 15 professional and 10 student chapters throughout the state, providing professional development, networking and professional recognition opportunities. The Ocala FPRA Chapter, www.fpraocala.org, was established in 1980. Members and guests meet the third Friday of each month at 11:30 a.m. at the Ocala Hilton. AWARDSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 11 S ometimes I believe in coincidences and sometimes I believe that things are fated to occur. This phenomenon is called Beshert in Yiddish. Its a Jewish thing that circumstances happen for a reason as in this story of a group of books. Its amazing how this action all came about. Last fall, I wrote a column about a genizah, a storage place for worn out holy Jewish books and documents. It just so happened that shortly after I wrote the article, I was fortunate to attend a lecture at a synagogue in Gainesville, which was given by Dr. Rebecca Jefferson, the head librarian at the Price Library of Judaica at the University of Florida. Coincidentally (?) her topic was about a genizah and we struck up a lively conversation about books and Jewish history. I never realized how soon we were to connect again. A few months ago, a loyal couple from Citrus County who loves this column contacted me. They explained that they had some books they wanted to donate to me from a collection by a now deceased rabbi. They considered me because they knew I would give these treasures a good home. After much e-mailing back and forth and coordinating dates, we were finally able to meet just recently. What I was about to receive sent shivers down my spine. The lovely couple was unaware of the true value of the donation but one look at the books had me so excited that I felt like Solomon Schechter the famous scholar that discovered a treasure trove of Jewish valuables in a genizah in Cairo. In my hands I had prayer books with gold leaf edges from 1860, another from 1915 and a bible reference from 1906! All were in good condition. I also found some classic works on Jewish history and legends from 1941, which I dismissed as not so important. (What did I know?) I also found a commentary on Isaiah written by a Christian scholar, which I thought very interesting. That too was about 100 years old. Of course I was curious as to why a rabbi would have a book by a Christian scholar. I explained to the couple that either these books would be buried because they were holy or they could find their way to a library. (I hoped for the latter). When I arrived home, I got to work. Within minutes I had Dr. Jeffersons number and she personally answered my call. I explained what I had in my possession and not only did she remember me but she was as excited as I was over these treasures. She assured me that all were valuable. She said that the Nazis destroyed many volumes and my 1940s selections could fill that void. As for the Christian scholar, she knew that name right off, even the publisher, and explained the rabbi probably used it for reference. As for the other books, even if they were duplicates, this was fine as these might replace copies the library already had that may be damaged or hard to read. The more I listened the better this all got. How fortunate of me to have met Dr. Jefferson! This knowledge led me right to the best place for these volumes. The story does not end here. There was the problem of getting them to the library, which is in Gainesville. Here Beshert intervened again. It just so happened that a guest from Gainesville was visiting my congregation, Beth Israel of Ocala, for the weekend and agreed to take the books back with her to the library. I was thrilled because I know what humidity can do to books especially when a silverfish jumped out of the box! Now, I could have sold these volumes to an antique dealer or kept them myself but because of their religious and historical value, I decided to donate them to an institution where they would be safe and preserved. Doing something like this is called a mitzvah, a good deed, in this case, to preserve Judaism in a very special way and I had several people all in on the act! You will never convince me that all this was coincidence. There were too many things that fell into place for this all to happen. These books were destined to be saved and they fell right into my hands. They dont call us The People of the Book for nothing. May we all grab opportunity by the hands and turn it for the good. (Update: Dr. Jefferson informs me that while the books were not in the rare category, the 1860 holiday volume is scarce and can only be found in 18 libraries in the world. She is grateful for the donation for its historical value and its contribution to the legacy of Jewish history. I couldnt be more pleased!) About Beshert and books J UDI S JOURNAL J S Judi Siegal Student Media Festival tonight at West PortHundreds of students and parents will pack into West Port High Schools Performing Arts Center Friday night, May 11, for the 11th annual Marion County Student Media Festival. The 7 p.m. event is free and open to the public. The festival, underwritten with community donations and organized by local educators, showcases the quality work created by television production students throughout Marion County Public Schools. Participants range from kindergarten through 12th grade. Presenting sponsors this year include Robert Boissoneault Oncology Institute, ACA Construction Group, Cox, Dell, the Public Education Foundation of Marion County, and Walmart. Other sponsors include Blackboard and Progress Energy. This year, 372 entries came from 26 different schools. Last month, a panel of industry experts judged the entries in 12 categories and four age groups. This years show host is Greg Thompson, an awardwinning actor, screenwriter, director, producer, and choreographer whos appeared on HBO, ESPN, and in the lead role in Dark Remains. He also had recurring roles on One Tree Hill and Dawsons Creek. Over two dozen community leaders will announce this years winners and present certificates and awards during Friday nights ceremony, including four Best of Show prizes for grade levels K to 2, 3 to 5, 6 to 8, and 9 to 12. The event airs live on the Marion Education Channel and replays every Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. throughout May. The Marion Education Channel is carried on more than a dozen local cable systems including Bright House 198, Comcast 99, and Cox 12. The Marion Education Channel is also available digitally over-the-air on Channel 7.1. West Port High School is at 3733 S.W. 80th Ave. in Ocala. For more information, contact Media Festival Director Miriam Needham at 352-671-4104. Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com FAMILY FEATURES W ho doesnt love a fiesta? Americans love to eat tacos, carnitas, tortilla chips and other tradi tional Mexican dishes. However, many also worry about how healthy these dishes can be. What they dont realize is if recipes are pre pared with fresh items and cooked with corn oil, they can actually be adding benefits to their diet. According to USDA data, corn oil, such as Mazola Corn Oil, contains more choles terol-blocking plant sterols than any other cooking oil four times as many as olive oil. It also contains 40 percent more than canola oil. This will help the health fulness of everyones fiestas. Setting a Healthier TableWhether its for a fiesta with friends, or a weeknight dinner, its possible to set a healthier table by using Mazola Corn Oil, so Mazola has partnered with WomenHeart, the nations only patient-centered organiza tion serving the 42 million women living with or who are at risk for heart disease, to encourage people to pledge to set a healthier table when they cook. Herb Mesa, The Next Food Network Star finalist, celebrity chef and personal trainer who is working with Mazola to share the news about plant sterols, says By taking the Set a Healthier Table pledge on the Mazola Facebook page, you can show your commitment to health for both you and your family. To take an active role in your health, visit www.Facebook.com/MazolaBrand and pledge to increase the amount of plant sterols in your familys diet. For every pledge taken, Mazola will donate $1 (up to a maximum of $50,000), to WomenHeart. For healthy fiesta recipes, visit www.mazola.com. Roasted Poblano Chicken Quesadillas Prep Time: 10 to 15 minutes Cook Time: 10 to 15 minutes Yield: 6 servings 2 medium poblano peppers 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Mexican cheese blend 1 cup cooked, shredded chicken 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro 1 teaspoon onion salt 6 8 to 10-inch flour tortillas 2 tablespoons Mazola Corn Oil Roast peppers under the broiler, over a gas flame or on grill. Heat for 5 to 7 minutes per side or until surface skin on the peppers is blistered and charred. Using tongs, transfer peppers to a paper bag or a covered bowl and set aside until cool enough to handle. Rinse peppers under running water to remove stem, seeds, pith and all charred material. Pat dry and cut into 1-inch strips. Heat griddle or large skillet over mediumhigh heat, or place oven rack in upper third of oven and preheat broiler to 400F. Combine roasted pepper strips, cheese, chicken, cilantro and onion salt in a small bowl. Evenly divide the filling and spread over one half of each tortilla. Fold remaining half over to form a semi-circle. Lightly brush both sides of quesadillas with corn oil. Heat quesadillas for 1 to 2 minutes per side or until lightly browned and cheese is melted. (For broiler method, place quesadillas on a baking sheet and broil for 1 to 2 minutes per side or until lightly browned and cheese is melted.) Cut quesadillas into wedges and serve with salsa and sour cream, if desired. Tips: Filling can be refrigerated up to 2 days ahead. For convenience, use shredded rotisserie chicken. Bananas Empanadas Prep Time: 20 minutes Bake Time: 20 minutes Yield: 12 empanadas 2 tablespoons butter or margarine 4 ripe bananas, sliced 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) spiced rum 1 teaspoon cinnamon 2 packages (11.6 ounces each) empanada dough disks 2 tablespoons Mazola Corn Oil Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add bananas, rum and cinnamon. Cook and stir occasionally for 15 minutes. Separate each empanada disk and place on an oiled baking sheet. To assemble, place some filling mixture on half of the round disk, leaving a small border around the edge. Fold other half of pastry over filling, pressing edges to seal. Lightly brush each empanada with oil. Bake in preheated 400F oven for 20 min utes, until pastry is golden. Favorite Foods Can Help Your HeartAccording to the FDA, clinical studies indicate that, when con sumed as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, plant sterols can help reduce the absorp tion of cholesterol, which in turn can lower LDL cholesterol. And while 58 percent of Americans stated in a recent survey they believe corn oil is bad for you, corn oil is actually the cooking oil with the highest amount of plant sterols per serving. Incorporating corn oil whenever you use cooking oil, as well as consuming other foods containing plant sterols such as fruits, vege tables, nuts, seeds, cereals and legumes can contribute to a diet low in saturated fat and choles terol, which can have an important effect on health. 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BY JESSICA PATTERSON Special to the Citizen Sunlight shone brightly through the world of Inkara. It was midday and cool breezes blew through the land. Feurna the Dragoness flew calmly among the clouds, thinking. Her black scales flashed in the suns rays and her bright blue and yellow stripes gleamed. Her blue front paws were folded neatly under her chest while her back legs hung loosely. She pumped her yellow wings effortlessly. Feurna had left Terrafores lair after spying only yesterday, and she was relieved to be able to leave. Two-hundred years ago, an evil dragon named Terrafore had betrayed his dragon brethren. He then gathered an army of Eeens, who were small, ghastly, yet powerful creatures who looked like skeletons with only skin upon them, and gained control of Inkara. Before they were caught, a group of dragons hid and formed a resistance. The same group, now called The Raiders, still stood today and had many more members, now including Feurna. Feurna narrowed her eyes as she closely scanned the land below her. Then she spotted her destination a mile away: Misty Falls. The enormous waterfall was known for the mist it had, but it was extremely hidden by towering pines. Only a Raider dragon could recognize its location. Excited to return, Feurna hurried her pace as she approached Misty Falls. Soon, she was hovering above the hidden waterfall. The pine trees that disguised its location were covered in dew from the moisture. Suddenly, Feurna flattened her wings against her and began to plummet towards the pines. She swerved to and fro through the gaps in the branches, startling creatures and causing them to retreat. She flew into an enormous clearing with a towering waterfall at the edge. The water cascaded down the rocks and roared like thunder. Feurna swerved towards the falls and she watched as Misty Falls rapidly came to meet her. She flew faster and faster as she brought her paws and wings closer to her body. She sliced through the heavy waterfall like a dagger. She then emerged into a gigantic and very tall cavern: The Raiders base and loading area. Paths were cut out of the dark gray walls and there were tunnel mouths everywhere. It was brightly lit by the sunlight flooding in through the waterfall entrance, hanging crystals, and lanterns. Hundreds of dragons were inside, walking or flying, carrying out their duties, carrying messages, or transporting items. When Feurna flew through the entrance, spraying mist everywhere, all the dragons turned to watch as she opened her wings and steadied herself. When she landed, the news was already spreading. Feurnas back! the dragons whispered to each other. Out of the way, out of the way! a voice boomed through the cavern. Some of the dragons parted as a smaller yellow dragon padded forward. Feurna! he shouted, Its good to see you back! Feurna nodded, Hello Voltor. Voltor walked up to her side and then turned back to the watching dragons. Go on, nothing to see here! Back to business everyone! he told them. With a few mutters of regret, everyone obeyed and returned to their tasks. Voltor gazed up at Feurna with his amber eyes. He was only up to shoulder-height next to Feurna. Feurna couldnt help but gaze at Voltors two stumps of wings. A couple of years ago, Voltor had gone into battle at Progan Plains with the rest of The Raiders. Voltor was never a good fighter, and it didnt help when he was swarmed by a large group of Eeens. His injuries were so severe that they had to cut off his wings in order to prevent infection. Since he could no longer fly, he was given the job Head of Weapons and Armor. Now he commanded the import, export, and repair of all the weapons and armor used by The Raiders. He was actually quite happy now. Even though he couldnt fly, he loved what he did. Feurna snapped out of her thoughts and Voltor said, Im happy to see you again. Everyone was worried that you might have gotten captured. Really? Feurna replied, beginning to walk away. Voltor followed at her side. Dont they know that Ive been there tons of times? I know the place inside and out. Voltor shrugged, Lots of dragons have been captured lately by Eeen patrols. Cant blame us for being worried. Feurna couldnt help but agree. Terrafore had sent out his Eeens to capture lone dragons, including Raiders. After they were captured, dragons would be taken into the dungeon. Then, theyd be shackled and become either slaves or new warriors, whose memory was erased. So what were you spying on anyway? Voltor asked, tilting his head questionably. Feurna met his curious gaze. Thats secret information, and you know it. I couldnt tell you if I even wanted to. The Philosopher is already angry with me. She answered simply. Voltor sighed and looked up at the flying dragons above them. Cant blame a dragon for trying. And that old bag of bones is always mad about something! Feurna smiled, the first in a long time, Finally, for once someone shares my opinions. Voltor laughed and shook his head. * Suddenly, a dragon, wearing the light blue waistcoat of a messenger, rushed up to them. He was panting heavily and sweating a bit. He looked up at Feurna with nervous eyes and swallowed. Welcome back, Guardian Feurna. I am glad you have returned safely. He said, regaining himself, The Philosopher seeks your presence at his quarters. Feurna sighed loudly. This was exactly what she was dreading. Meanwhile, the messenger grew even more nervous. Feurna was known for her bad temper. He had already been yelled at by his mate and by the Lead Messenger, and he most certainly didnt want it to happen again. Feurna looked back at Voltor with disappointment in her eyes. Im sorry to leave you so soon Voltor, but the bag of bones calls. I promise to see you later, alright? Voltor smiled and nodded, I understand. Ill be looking forward to it. I have to go check up on the Armor Cleaners anyway. Theyve been messing up the orders a bit lately. Feurna watched as he walked away and then looked back at the waiting messenger, who looked quite distressed. She nodded, Lets go. The messenger gladly agreed and rushed away, Feurna following him. After shoving through a crowd of dragons transporting furniture and weapons, they arrived at the entrance of a large tunnel. Crystals lay at each of it sides and above the tunnel it read PHILOSOPHERS CAVERN. Feurna slowly trailed on after the messenger, who was just growing more and more nervous, worried that the Philosopher would be angry if they were late. After minutes of walking through the crystallighten tunnel and hearing nothing but the sound of their claws clicking against the smooth stone floor, the tunnel began to widen out and the walls transformed from the rough gray stone into lapis-lazuli. Later, they emerged into a bright blue cavern. Books lay inside bookshelves carved from the walls and crystals blanketed and adorned the walls and ceiling. Across the cavern was an enormous mass of crystals, tall and small. They glowed brightly. In the middle of the mass was a throne carved out of the crystals. On the throne, sat and enormous yet old white dragon; the Philosopher. He had a gray beard and long blue whiskers. His piercing icy blue eyes were narrowed. He had long gray horns that grew out from the top of his head. Blue spines along with gray stripes ran down his neck, back, and tail. He spread his gray wings and clicked his long blue claws impatiently against his throne as they entered. * The messenger, clearly seeing that he was right about the Philosopher being mad, escorted Feurna in and then hurriedly left. Feurna watched as the messenger scurried away and then padded up to the Philosopher. When she was directly in front of him, she sat and met the Philosophers stern and icy gaze. He sighed and his deep yet ancient voice echoed in the silent cavern, Feurna, welcome back. What news have you brought? Nothing, actually. They are bringing in more and more dragons though, raising their army. I believe they are getting ready for a war. She replied looking at her paws. The Philosopher pondered for a moment. Ive suspected this But I have one question for you. Feurna looked up, puzzled. Do you ever care about your father, Terrafore? Feurna stood stiff and silent, ashamed and angry at the Philosopher for asking such a question. It was true that Terrafore was her father. After he had gained full control of Inkara he had found a mate and she had laid an egg. A year later the egg hatched and Feurna was born. But while she was still in her egg, her mother had been killed. The day she hatched, The Raiders invaded Terrafores lair. The Philosopher, who was a leading warrior at the time, found her alone and had taken her back to The Raiders base. She was raised there ever since that day. She narrowed her eyes and gazed coldly at the Philosopher. I do not. After everything hes done, I truly dislike him. She answered. The Philosopher nodded, And do you know why we took you? Feurna stayed silent, even though she knew the answer. You are gifted, thats why. Do you know how youre gifted? Thats because you can control three elements. A normal warrior dragon can control only one element: air, water, earth, fire, electricity, or ice. Before I found you I was given a prophecy in my dreams. It said Three Guardians must be found. One controlling Fire and Earth, another controlling Ice and Water, and another controlling Fire, Electricity, and Air. Only they can bring freedom to Inkara. When I found you, I could immediately tell that you were a Guardian. And so I took you back and raised you, Riku, and Marina as my own. You practiced your electricity, air, and fire skills. Marina practiced her water and ice skills. Riku practiced his fire and earth skill. He answered himself. Feurna rolled her eyes. She knew all of this. The Philosopher, who seemed to not notice, continued, But Im happy to say that Ive discovered a way to destroy Terrafore. Feurnas eyes widened at what she heard. She never wanted to destroy her father; even after all hes done! She was hoping that maybe if he saw her again he may back down. The Philosopher noticed her shock. I thought you didnt care about your father? he questioned. Feurna looked back at the lapis-lazuli floor. I... I she stuttered. Then she looked at him with furious eyes. I dont. she growled. She didnt want anyone to see that she actually cared about her father, especially the Philosopher. They might think that shes weak, or even worse, they might believe that shes on his side. The Philosopher smiled. Good. He replied, Now Twelve local public relations professionals representing seven local organizations captured 15 awards recently from the Florida Public Relations Associations Ocala chapter. Chapter past presidents handed out the awards at a luncheon in Ocala last Friday. The Mid-Florida Local Image Awards honor outstanding public relations programs and publications. Entries in multiple divisions and categories must meet strict criteria and undergo tough scrutiny by out-of-state judges. This years winners and their respective awards include: Allison Campbell, APR, and Tina Banner, APR, and Ocala FPRA Image Committee Grand All Image Award for Internal Program (highest honor) for their MidFlorida Local Image Awards sPRing Training program (also won Image and Judges Awards) Barbra Hernandez, Marion County Board of County Commissioners Grand Image Award, Poster and Calendar for the 2012 Marion County Stormwater Calendar (also won Image Award) Mike Robertson and Leigh Anne Link, Munroe Regional Medical Center Grand Image Award, Online Promotion for the Munroe Heart Video Diaries (also won Image and Judges Awards) Peveeta Serraj, APR, Marion County Fire Rescue, and Mark Mulligan, Marion County Senior Services Image Award and Judges Award, Public Service for their Fire & Fall Prevention Program Mandy Wettstein, APR, CPRC, and That! 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College Road Thurs., May 17 & Wed., May 23, 11:00 a.m. 18 ~ Friday, May 11, 2012 www.smcitizen.com O ne of the great joys of getting older, and there is at least one joy involved in this grueling process, is discovering that you were right all the time. I try not to boast here because, well, thats just the kind of person I am. And, Im not going to make a list of all of the things I was right about. No sense in boasting, but I just cant resist one. Some of these things centered on my relationship with my mother. One advantage a mother has over her children is that sense of authority and being right all the time. Looking back, I can see that she was not right all the time. As a young person, my mother told me things I have since learned not to be true. For example: It takes more than clean underwear to survive an accident. The boogieman under my bed does not exist... any more. None of my friends wants to jump off a bridge. I will grow up even if I dont clean up my plate. And, its almost impossible to behave yourself and have a good time simultaneously. My mother, like other mothers, was not a bad mother. She just had bad information, much of which she got from her mother. Im not sure where grandmother got her information, but it too was wrong. And, when you have bad information, there is nothing more you can do but inflict it upon your children. And my mother inflicted away at us children. This week another one of these not true things, was revealed. This one was the mother of all untrue things mothers tell their children. I must confess there is a bittersweet sense of victory in this recent announcement. I cant tell you how many times my mother told me to Eat your spinach. Its good for you. When I would protest she would further admonish me by saying, Finish all of your spinach on your plate, it wont kill you. Boy was she wrong. I hate to say, I told you so. However, the temptation is beyond my ability to resist. After all, Im only a man. I guess I never ate enough spinach for the strength to resist everything. For years, I told my mother that spinach was not good for me. Now, I have scientific proof as well as verification from the United States government that spinach can kill you. Where was all this information and government verification when I was young and being force-fed spinach? Some things should be retroactive. If I could find a way to give back all the spinach I have eaten from my mothers table I certainly would do it right now. (Could someone find me a porkbarrel?) Of course, there is always the idea that my mother knew this and was simply trying to kill me. No, after further thought, Im sure that is far from being true. But dont think I havent been pondering this, lately. She had plenty of evidence to incite this kind of attitude toward me, I assure you. My mother used everything she could think of to get me to eat my spinach. She used intimidation, arguments and a gold oldfashioned thrashing. None of it seemed to make her spinach taste any better. One of the arguments my mother used to get me to eat spinach was good ole Popeye. Popeye eats spinach, my mother would taunt me. Look at all of the things he does because of eating spinach. Of course, from my observation, Popeye only ate spinach when he was in extreme trouble and his life was being threatened. I tried to have an agreement with my mother that I would eat spinach every time my life was threatened. Then she threatened my life. Her arguments continued. Certainly you want to be like Popeye, dont you? my mother pleaded. To which I responded, Yes, and he smokes a pipe too. Can I smoke a pipe? I did not think it fair for my mother to make me eat spinach and then not allow me to smoke a pipe. If you choose one the other comes too. At the time, my mother was not too amused with my argument concerning Popeyes pipe. I tried explaining that Popeyes use of spinach was only occasionally but his use of the pipe was continuously. This argument had no effect upon my mother, but it did cause severe pain in my left ear as she led me by my ear back to the table to finish my spinach. At the time, my mother had a one-track mind, which led to a plate of spinach. I, on the other hand, had a one-track mind, which led as far away from that plate of spinach as possible. Nothing would do but clean up my plate of spinach. Only one mind could win, and it sure wasnt mine. I listened with amusement to all this news concerning spinach this past week. Reflecting upon this incident from my past, a verse of Scripture came to my mind. Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin. (James 4:17 KJV). At the time of my spinach eating frenzy, my mother thought she was doing the right thing. At the time she was, much to my consternation. Its not so much, what we do, as it is what we know.The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship located at 1471 Pine Road in Silver Springs Shores. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores and can be contacted by calling 352-6874240. His e mail address is jamessnyder2@att.net. The church website can be found at www.whatafellowship.com My mother sure was wrong about spinach O UT TO PASTOR J S Rev. James L. Snyder Christs Church of Marion County Saturday, May 12: Men's Prayer Group, 8 a.m. Saturday, May 12: All Church Work Day, 9 a.m. Sunday, May 13: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Friendship Fellowship Potluck, noon. Tuesday, May 15: Women's Ministry Meeting, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 16: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Christs Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., off State Road 200, Ocala. Phone is 352-8616182, website is www.ccomc.org.Vacation Bible School at JoyJoy Evangelical Lutheran Church will hold its vacation Bible school from July 23 27 from 9 a.m. to noon. All children from 5 years of age through fifth grade are encouraged to attend and join the fun. The cost is $12 per child and scholarships are available. This year the theme for vacation bible school is Adventures on Promise Island where students discover Gods lifesaving love. These students will learn Gods Promises: God is with you, God cares about you, God gives you what you need, God saves you and God answers you. They will see God at work in the lives of the Old Testament and New Testament as Bible characters realize Gods promises are for them too. Amid the swaying palm trees, exotic wildlife and welcoming sunshine the students will learn about these promises through the games, songs, crafts, and bible stories while enjoying the tasty snacks. Registration for vacation Bible school is available during the month of June, Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 4 p.m. at the church office. The program planners are also looking for students in the 6th grade and older plus some adults who would like to volunteer and assist the teachers. 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onto what Ive discovered. He slowly stood up and walked over to one of the bookcases carved into the wall. He lifted one of his paws and picked a pearllooking sphere. It weakly pulsed a blue light. Feurna stood and joined the Philosopher. She looked closely at it. What is it? she whispered. The Orb of Inkara. Its been passed down from Philosopher to Philosopher for centuries. I thought it was for nothing but decoration, but apparently it has amazing powers. What Ive discovered is that there is a hidden temple within Terrafores lair. Theres a pedestal in the center of the temple. If you place this orb on it, it is said that it will destroy all evil. So Ive planned that tomorrow morning we will gather The Raiders and invade Terrafores Lair. While we battle, You, Riku, and Marina will take this orb and find the temple. Once inside, you will all place the orb on the pedestal. After Terrafore and his army are destroyed, Inkara will be freed at last. The old dragon explained. He put it back on the shelf and looked at Feurna. The fate of Inkara rests in all of your paws. Do not make any mistakes. He told her, turning and walking back to his throne. Feurna nodded and continued to stare at the orb. Yes, Philosopher. She muttered. The Philosopher flicked his tail towards the tunnel entrance. Now go see Riku and Marina. Theyll be glad to see you again. I believe that theyre in the Battle Arena. Feurna, happy to leave and see her closest friends, turned and left without saying goodbye. She felt the Philosophers eyes burn into the back of her head. Once Feurna emerged back into loading area she turned and walked into another tunnel which read BATTLE ARENA. She continued to walk silently down the tunnel until she walked out into an immense coliseum. In the center of the dirt fightingarea was a group of dragons who were watching a fight demonstration. There were two dragons showing the fight demonstration; one a red male with black spines and stripes that ran down his neck, back and tail and with orange wings. The other was a blue female dragon with light blue stripes and dark blue fins running down her head, neck, back, and tail. She had light blue wings. Feurna walked up and watched as the two dragons circled each other. Suddenly the red dragon leapt into the air and sent a plume of red fire straight at his opponent. He then flew up to the roof of the arena and began to plummet straight towards the blue dragon. Meanwhile the blue dragon swiftly dodged the fire and crouched close to the ground. She dug her claws into the dirt and a loud rumbling noise filled the arena. As soon as the red dragon was close enough to pin her, the blue dragon roared and a colossal hole opened out of the ground, sending a torrent of water in the air. The red dragon panicked and tried to swerve away but the water swallowed him up before he could escape. The blue dragon simply smiled, stood, and caused the hole to close up. As the water immediately disappeared the red dragon crashed to the ground, soaked. Feurna smiled and shook her head. It looks like water put out the flame once again! she called, walking closer. All the dragons, including the two fighters, turned their heads towards the source of the voice. Feurna! the red dragon cried, leaping to his feet and running over. The blue dragon followed, grinning happily. Hello Riku. Hi Marina. Riku smiled and puffed his chest out. I did pretty good. I would have gotten Marina if she didnt make that geyser! he boasted. Marina ignored him. Did the Philosopher already tell you about tomorrows plan? Marina asked. Yep. Feurna notified. Riku lowered his head and inspected Feurna with worried eyes. Are you okay about Terrafore? he murmured. Yeah. She assured, smiling faintly. She could tell Riku wasnt convinced, but he left the matter alone. The watching dragons began to walk up, welcoming Feurna back and praising the two fighters. Wait, I want to see Feurna fight someone! a dragon demanded. Murmurs of agreement spread along everyone. But wait, another dragon piped in, who will? There was silence. Everyone knew that Feurna was also famous for her battle skills and Guardianship. Riku nudged Feurna. How about you fight me, one on one? he challenged. Youre on! All of the dragons, including Marina, returned to their previous place while Riku and Feurna stood face to face. Feurna flared her wings and slowly pumped them. Rikus orange eyes burned fiercely. Silence filled the room and all you could hear was the anticipated heartbeats of the watching dragons. Feurna abruptly launched herself into the air and flung surge electricity straight at Riku. Alarmed, Riku leapt backwards just before the electricity hit the ground, sending dust everywhere. Feurna scanned the enormous dust cloud where the electricity struck, searching for any signs of Riku. She got her answer when he flew out and rapidly came towards her. Feurna did a front flip in mid-air and sent another wave of electricity hurtling down towards Riku. He easily evaded it and continued flying. He was getting close and Feurna didnt have enough time to send out another wave. She pressed her wings close to her sides and began to plummet down towards Riku. She twisted and began to spin uncontrollably. Gasps of fear came from the crowd of watching dragons below as they watched the two dragons getting closer and closer. But that was exactly what Feurna wanted. She opened her mouth and sent out a stream a blue fire. More gasps came from the crowd, but in awe. She looked like a falling blue top. Riku couldnt handle it anymore; he swerved to the right just before they collided. But his tail was caught in the torrent of fire and he also began to spin out of control. Feurna opened her wings and stopped herself when Riku crashed onto the ground. She turned and quickly landed next to him. You all right? she asked, worried. Riku lifted his head and smiled. Yeah. He replied standing up. The crowd of dragons ran over and cheered for Feurna. She couldnt help but smile. * Feurna landed at the temple entrance, Riku and Marina following closely. They had found the temple at Terrafores lair and she could hear The Raiders and Terrafores army battling outside. Feurna held the Orb of Inkara tightly in her jaws. The temple looked like a normal crystal cavern, except for the diamond pedestal in the center. She slowly padded up to the pedestal and stopped right in front of it. She stared at it silently. Riku and Marina came to her side, watching her. This must be hard for you Riku muttered with a sympathetic look in his eyes. She didnt want to, but she nodded sadly. Marina touched her nose to Feurnas cheek, Im sorry. Feurna pulled away. Why? she managed to ask through the orb in her mouth. That you have to go through this. Marina responded calmly. And she should be. A deep voice echoed from above. They all looked up to see a humongous, even bigger than the Philosopher, pure black dragon with bright emerald green eyes. He opened his immense wings and glided down, landing with a deafening THUMP Terrafore! Riku snarled, showing his fangs. Indeed I am. Terrafore replied, gazing at him through narrowed eyes. Now give me that orb, pretty one. He demanded, lowering his head to Feurnas level. Feurna gazed at him tranquilly and set the orb down on the stone floor. Do you not remember me? she ordered. Terrafores face changed to puzzlement, but as he recognized who Feurna really was, it transformed into shock. F-F-Feurna? he whispered, leaning closer. She nodded. Then, something happened that had never before. After all the times that Feurna had spied here and on Terrafore, she had never seen this. His lips turned up into a wide smile. He stretched his neck out and touched his nose against Feurnas. Feurna smiled and welcomed his embrace. Meanwhile, Riku and Marina stood back, jaws opened in awe. I thought you were killed like your mother! Terrafore stated. Feurna shook her head. No. she assured. Thats why I always felt your presence around here. Were you spying? Yes. Why you naughty dragoness! You take after your mother so much. Do I really? Yes, same personality and looks. Feurna smiled and she sucked in a wavering breath. Why are you doing all of this? Terrafore hesitated for a moment and sighed. Back when I was your age, I was training to become the next Philosopher. I trained nonstop, night and day. But the day the next Philosopher was to be named, that dreaded dragon Gerolden was chosen. He explained. Is that the name of the current Philosopher? Riku interrupted. Terrafore nodded. I flew into rage after that and left. I gained control of the Eeens and created an army. Thats how I gained control of Inkara. He finished, straightening himself. Feurna stood stiffly, staring at the floor. Then she looked up at her father. Would you come back? Now that youve found me? Feurna offered. A long pondering silence followed. Yes. Terrafore reassured her, Anything for you. But youd have to go to the dungeon first, of course. Marina put in, stepping forward. He nodded, Of course. Feurna grinned ecstatically, the first in many years. She looked at both Marina and Riku. They nodded towards the Orb of Inkara. Feurna nodded in return and gazed down at the orb. It looked like nothing but a decoration now, just like the Philosopher said. She raised her paw and brought it down full-force onto the orb. It shattered into a million pieces, ceasing its annoying pulsing and to never be repaired. * Exactly a month later, Feurna was walking down the tunnel written DUNGEON. Terrafore had flown back out of the temple with Feurna, Riku, and Marina after they had broken the Orb of Inkara and told his army to surrender. The Raiders then took Terrafore as their prisoner. Terrafore had released the Eeens and let the captured dragons regain their memories. After they had put him in the dungeon, the Philosopher was frantic and furious. He called all the Guardians absurd for their decision. But after a long argument, the Philosopher was finally convinced. So Terrafore was sentenced for 2 centuries in the dungeon. Many dragons were also mad about Terrafore not being killed, but they soon learned the reason why his life was spared. All of them had forgiven him by now. Feurna had visited him often. In fact, she was going to meet him right now. When she entered the dungeon, which was lit by green crystals and was actually quite clean for a dungeon, Feurna could hear her father stirring. As she walked up to his cells bars, his bright green eyes shone out of the darkness. Hello, father. How are you doing today? She asked, sitting down. Terrafore sighed. Quite bored until you arrived. But Im counting the days. Only eleven months and one-hundredninety-nine years to go. He replied, smiling faintly. I never knew that you were good with numbers, even though Ive spied on you so many times. Feurna chuckled, pressing her nose against the bars. Terrafore stretched his neck and pressed his nose against hers. So, he said, staring at her with pure happiness and love within his once-fierce eyes, what shall we do when I am freed? I dont know. Feurna said, shaking her head, I truly dont know. Friday, May 11, 2012 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 10 ~ Friday, May 11, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Attend the worship service of your choice... 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SARAHS KEY By Tatiana de Rosnay In Sarahs Key, AngloFrench novelist Tatiana de Rosnay illuminates Frances darkest hour in World War II. On July 16 French police corralled almost 14,000 Parisian Jews men, women and children at the Velodrome dHiver in appalling conditions before dispatching them to Auschwitz. Although Nazis ordered the action, French cooperation stunned witnesses. Against this momentous event the author creates the character of 10-yearold Sarah Starzynski. A knock on the door by police that July 16 would change her life forever. Though wearing the required yellow star, Sarah had been told little about the anti-Semitic threat swirling about her. Otherwise, she would not have locked her little brother in a cupboard for his safety, feeling certain that the family would be returning to their apartment shortly. The horrors occurring in the stadium drive Sarah to withdraw emotionally: The only way to shut out the hell around her was to bury her head between her pointed knees, and cup her hands over her ears. She rocked back and forth, pressing her face down onto her legs. Think of nice things, think of all the things you like, of all the things that make you happy, of all those special, magical moments you remember. Running parallel to Sarahs story is that of modern day journalist Julia Jarmond, living in Paris and married to Frenchman Bernard. As the 60th anniversary of the Vel Hiv nears, shes asked to write a piece about it. In her research she uncovers a link between Sarah and Bernards family who occupied the Starzynski apartment immediately after the arrests. The subject disturbs her in-laws who urge her to stop pursuing their involvement. Julia, however, feels that a higher purpose is served by exposing the lie the familys been living. This, in turn, raises a philosophical question. What right do we have to tell people things that we think they should know, even when such things will almost certainly cause them pain? In presenting parallel stories the author paints a stark contrast between Julias many choices whether to have a baby or save her marriage with the helplessness of the July 16 victims whose babies are ripped from their arms and who have no say over the direction their lives will take. This is a haunting story told in a touching and sensitive manner. O n Sunday we celebrate Mothers Day to show honor and respect to one of the most influential persons in our lives. We all spent the most formative years of our lives with our mothers. Our tour down Pun Alley starts with a question, is your mom anywhere in the column? Not our moms As we think back we realize there were many things mom would not say: How on earth can you see the TV sitting so far back? Yeah, I used to skip school a lot, too. Just leave all the lights on; it makes the house look more cheery. Let me smell that shirt. Yeah, its good for another week. Go ahead and keep that stray dog, honey. Ill be glad to feed and walk him every day. Well, if Johns mamma says its OK, thats good enough for me. The curfew is just a general time to shoot for. Its not like Im running a prison around here. I dont have a tissue with me; just use your sleeve. Dont bother wearing a jacket; the wind-chill is bound to improve. Be good and for your birthday Ill buy you a motorcycle! I think a cluttered bedroom is a sign of creativity. Could you turn the music up louder so I can enjoy it, too? Todays moms? The cop reminded the young teenager for wearing the scantiest bikini. It looked like three colored Band-Aids. What would your mother say if she saw you in the outfit? the sergeant asked. Shed be furious, she answered, its her suit. Todays children? An acquaintance told me, Last year on Mothers Day the whole family got together for a big dinner and afterward, when Mom started to clean up, I said to her, Dont bother with those dishes, Mom. Today is Mothers Day, you can always do them tomorrow. Short stories A lady asked her doctor if a woman should have children after 35. He said, Thirty-five children is enough for any woman. One woman is so proud of her son. He goes to a psychiatrist every day and spends the whole hour just talking about her. The child had his mothers eyes, his mothers nose, and his mothers mouth. This leaves his mother with a pretty blank expression. A mothers role is to deliver children obstetrically once and by car forever after. I figured out why they call our language the Mother Tongue. Fathers never get a chance to use much of it. If its true that girls are inclined to marry men like their fathers, it is understandable why so many mothers cry at weddings. Meatless Dinner A recent bride called her mother one evening in tears. She said, Oh, Mom, I tried to make Grandmothers meatloaf for dinner tonight and its just awful! I followed the recipe exactly and I know I have the recipe right, because its the one you gave me. But, it just didnt come out right and Im so upset. What could have gone wrong? Her mother replied soothingly, Well, dear, lets go through the recipe. You read it out loud and tell me exactly what you did at each step and together well figure it out. Okay, the bride sniffled. Well, it starts out, Take fifty cents worth of ground beef. Motherhoods ten principles 1. To be in your childrens memories tomorrow, you have to be in their lives today. 2. The smartest advice on raising children is to enjoy them while they are still on your side. 3. Raising a teenager is like nailing Jell-O to a tree. 4. Lifes golden age is when the kids are too old to need baby-sitters and too young to borrow the family car. 5. There are three ways to get something done: Do it yourself, hire someone to do it, or forbid your children to do it. 6. Cleaning your house while your kids are at home is like trying to shovel the driveway during a snowstorm. 7. Money isnt everything, but it sure keeps the kids in touch. 8. Adolescence is the age at which children stop asking questions because they know all the answers. 9. An alarm clock is a device for awakening people who dont have small children. 10. Kids really brighten a household; they never turn off any lights. Dick and his wife Jane live in Oak Run. BY DOUGLAS SCHOEN Medicare, which according to a new assessment will go bankrupt by 2024, is in dire need of reform. But there are right ways and wrong ways to go about it. The right reform would save money while giving seniors better access to care. Between 1991 and 2009, Medicare grew at an annual rate of 8 percent. In 2010, it cost the country an eye-popping $450 billion. We cant afford this for long. In the next 75 years, Medicare will face unfunded liabilities approaching $36 trillion. This is especially daunting because Americans are protective of the program. Seventy percent including 53 percent of Republicans would like to see it remain the way it is, according to a recent Kaiser Family Foundation poll. The hard truth is that thats impossible. Both Republicans and Democrats recognize the need for change. Unfortunately, their proposals have come up short. Rep. Paul Ryans plan, which passed the House this month, has many flaws. But it also has elements worth considering. The Wisconsin Republican has proposed an exchange in which seniors choose among competing plans. It would give seniors a set level of support based on the cost of plans where they live, guaranteed to cover insurance at current levels. Those who opt for cheaper plans could pocket the savings. A recent American Enterprise Institute study found that competitive bidding of this kind could save $339 billion over 10 years without raising taxes or sacrificing benefits. But many doubt that seniors would have enough guidance to choose wisely and that competitive forces would keep out-of-pocket expenses low. Plus, Ryans plan doesnt even begin to balance the budget in its first decade. Indeed, it would likely keep seniors with the most serious health conditions in traditional Medicare, putting additional financial pressures on an already-overburdened system. The main cost-control element in President Obamas healthcare law is also problematic. The law established the Independent Payment Advisory Board, an all-powerful panel charged with keeping a lid on costs. Beginning in 2014, it will recommend cuts whenever Medicare is projected to exceed preset spending levels. Its recommendations can be overridden only by a two-thirds vote of Congress or by a law imposing cuts of equal value, making them all but equivalent to law. Worse, the board has limited options. It cant adjust Medicare premiums, costsharing, or eligibility. What it can do is reduce reimbursement of healthcare providers. Lower reimbursement rates could devastate the 44 million Americans who rely on Medicare by spurring an exodus of physicians from the program. Already, the American Academy of Family Physicians reports that more than 12 percent of its doctors no longer accept Medicare. Any major changes in Medicare should be debated and decided by elected officials. A transparent discussion of the options would help Americans understand the tradeoffs. For example, lawmakers could consider raising the eligibility age for Medicare from 65 to 67, which would save $124 billion over 10 years. Increasing beneficiaries share of costs from 25 percent to 35 percent would save $241 billion. Gradually limiting benefits for high-income enrollees an idea proposed by Obama and backed by the bipartisan SimpsonBowles commission could save another $20 billion. Lawmakers should also look at the parts of Medicare that work in particular, the prescription drug benefit, known as Part D. In Part D, private insurers vie for seniors business, competing on price and choice. Thanks to this competition, it has become the countrys most successful and cost-effective entitlement program. In important ways, this approach isnt very different from Ryans plan. Asked if the Part D model could be extended to the rest of Medicare, the respected chief actuary of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said, Obviously, it would represent a large change from the status quo, but I think it could work. Lawmakers need to address concerns about Ryans proposal. A plan that squeezes or bewilders seniors isnt the answer. But neither is the unaccountable, inflexible panel created by the healthcare law.Douglas Schoen is a political strategist and the author of Hopelessly Divided: The New Crisis in American Politics and What it Means for 2012 and Beyond (Rowman & Littlefield). Friday, May 11, 2012 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 20 ~ Friday, May 11, 2012 www.smcitizen.com hibit the free exercise of the Catholic Church and their established doctrine regarding contraceptives. The real war on women has been in existence since 1973 when the U.S. Supreme Court created Roe versus Wade, a law declaring abortion legal. This war is waged against women and their unborn children, both male and female. Abortion is the authentic war on women and is promoted by President Obama and his entire administration. Their advocacy for Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion supplier in the world, has continued without interruption since the beginning of his administration. This organization reports hundreds of thousands of abortions performed each year. Mabel Ryan President Life Education Ministry, Inc. Ocala After the carnival in Marion Oaks Let me say we had many hiccups along the way to bring our first-time carnival to Marion Oaks. But with the cooperation and generosity of our business community, the approval of Marion County officials, the full cooperation of David Pierce and his MSTU staff, Sheriff Lt. Grady Grimes and his staff, Alfred Christopher, president of MOVE and his volunteers, Jim Holtz our trustee representative at SECO, Norman Hill who arranged to have two golf carts provided by the Marion Oaks Golf and Country Club, our loyal citizen John Myers, plus a most energetic and dedicated board of directors, we were able to make it a resounding success. As we witnessed the shouts of joy by the youngsters and appreciation from the parents who stopped by to say, this is the first event held in Marion Oaks with the children in mind. All the hours of missed sleep, sore muscles, hours of negotiating with county officials and suppliers, chalking off the grounds for vendors and parking, rechecking to be sure nothing had been overlooked, the Marion Oaks Civic Association Officers and Board of Directors can be proud that they were willing to risk suffering a loss in order to focus on generating greater goodwill for our community The date and location of the event was under the control of the carnival proprietor. The only open date they had was April 27 thru 29, and the location had to be large enough to accommodate the carnival rides and vendors for the Spring Fling. The contract was signed the first week of April, so the MOCA board put their shoulders to the wheel and made it happen within this short period. The long-overlooked ball field turned out to be the perfect selection because of its more level topography; however, much effort and funds were needed to be expended in order to bring the field into code and turn on the lights. MOCA took the risk, and with contributions from our business community, we were able to cover our upfront costs. The carnival owners left very satisfied with the attendance and income produced, the community came out in enthusiastic support, and the Association is pleased to announce that, instead of the anticipated loss, we made out better than expected. In conclusion we, as a community, have established ourselves as one on the rise to bigger and better challenges as we continue to grow in spirit and prosper from the fruits of our labors. 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Friday, May 11, 2012 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com 000BE7H www.smcitizen.com 8 ~ Friday, May 11, 2012 T he year was 1997. I was temporarily working out of state but came back to Ocala around New Years Day, visiting my family. We rode somewhere, I cant remember where, and when we got to my parents house, which is now my home, I got out of the car and opened the door for my 82year-old mom. She took my hand and got out of the car, but gave me a wistful look as she did so. That look sent chills through me I dont know why. I stayed at the house a couple more hours, then had to leave, driving by myself. That look haunted me for hours. About a week later, she collapsed and died of congestive heart failure in the bedroom of that same house. Somehow, she knew she was seeing me for the last time. There are certain built-in instincts that mothers have, that most of us men just dont understand. Through most of our lives, we take a lot of what they do for granted, but then suddenly theyre gone, and the love and importance of what they did for you over all those years really hits you. This will be my 16th Mothers Day without my mom, and let me tell you, it doesnt get any easier. As you look back, there are so many things you wish you had said or wish you had done that can never take place. On this annual weekend celebration, I have a bit of advice for all the people out there whose mother is still alive. Call her. If you have a grandmother who is still alive, same thing. Call her. In this day of email, Twitter and Facebook, among others, its awfully easy to send a quick message saying Happy Mothers Day. Some may send cards, others may send flowers. But the best way to honor mom is to call her. Talk to her so she can hear your voice, hear your thoughts, talk to you and exchange ideas. A lot of mothers, especially those who live alone, sit there and just wait for the telephone to ring. There is no substitute for that personal contact that lets her know that you care. There are many times that I wish I could talk to my mother just one more time, to tell her I love her and I miss her. If your mother is still around, you still have that opportunity. Dont blow it.Jim Clark is the editor of the South Marion Citizen. He can be reached at editor@smcitizen.com or at 352-854-3986. PUBLISHER : GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Citizen The opinions expressed in South Marion Citizen editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns. Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 854-3986. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via e-mail. Names and communities will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Not all contributions are printed. Letters longer than 550 words may be regarded as columns and printed on a space-available basis, and writers will be limited to one contribution per week. The deadline is one week prior to each Fridays issue. Send letters to: The South Marion Citizen Editor, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@smcitizen.com. T eens of today have a lot of pressures to face. Peer pressure is only a minor part of what this generation is experiencing and young people are under intense pressure to succeed. Perhaps one of the biggest pressures is standardized testing in school. So much weight is placed on test scores that if a student does not meet the state-mandated level of success, he or she will have to exchange a special-interest elective and instead take a remedial class to boost the level of knowledge in that subject. The bar of excellence has been raised by the Florida Department of Education and has been passed down to the local school districts to enforce. We all know there are many ways to learn, and we dont want any child left behind in getting a rewarding school career because of a test score. What makes humans unique is our individuality and ability to be different. Some people do well on test and others dont. So to say all students must score on the highest tier of grades to move on is dangerous. The number score does not necessarily mean the subject matter is not understood, learned or that it is an accurate means to measure the students intelligence. We agree there has to be a method to gauge how much knowledge has been grasped during the course of study. But we dont want our children to spend all their time testing or preparing for a test. How much testing is too much? Theres the FCAT, SAT, ACT, EOC and PERT all acronyms for current standardized tests. Gone are what most of us experienced the end-ofyear exams and term papers contributing to the determination if one will advance to the next grade level. Children are tested on writing, reading math, algebra and science. It starts in third grade when students are expected to pass the FCAT in order to move on to fourth grade. And 10th-graders must pass the FCAT with a level expectation or they cannot graduate. There has to be a balance so children have time to be children. When a students says he or she has the weight of an entire world on her shoulders and has spent his or her entire school life in an intensive reading class because he or she cant pass the mandated reading FCAT test, it is bothersome. Education equates to success in life, so lets find a way to strike a balance and value each individuals innate quest for knowledge with a diminished cookie-cutter approach the battery of standardized tests demands.Citrus County ChronicleS UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY State should limit standardized tests Take time Sunday to call your mom LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Jim Clark Editor GUEST COLUMN READER OPINIONS INVITED BY SHELDON RICHMAN The partisan squabbling over the killing of Osama bin Laden is a typical election-year distraction, effectively squelching discussion of more important matters a year after the execution of the al-Qaeda leader. Aided by cable-TV talking heads, Americans are spending too much time speculating over whether presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney would have given the order to get bin Laden, and also issuing paeans to President Obamas courage. (We have a strange notion of courage. Did Obama risk his own life? Of course not. He was safe in the White House Situation Room. Perhaps he risked his political career, but even that isnt certain. A failed operation might have won him sympathy for a good try. On the other hand, the men under his command were ordered to risk their lives and the lives of others.) While the commentators are engaged in trivialities, big foreign-policy questions are ignored. For instance, although bin Laden is dead, his strategy of sucking the United States into bloody, expensive imperial wars in the Muslim world has worked like a charm. In a video released in 2004, bin Laden said, We are continuing this policy in bleeding America to the point of bankruptcy. Allah willing, and nothing is too great for Allah. He compared what was happening in Afghanistan then to the previous Soviet debacle there. We, alongside the mujahideen, bled Russia for 10 years until it went bankrupt and was forced to withdraw in defeat. Ironically, President Jimmy Carters national-security adviser, Zbigniew Brzezinski, has bragged that he helped draw the Soviet Union into Afghanistan in 1979 precisely to mire the Russians in their own Vietnam. That experience failed to deter President George W. Bush from blindly following in the Soviets footsteps; nor did it keep Obama from redoubling this futile effort, including a major expansion of drone attacks in Pakistan, which have killed at least 1,400 people since Obama took office. The U.S. government has been fighting the same people it helped fight the Soviets. All that we have to do is to send two mujahedeen to the furthest point east to raise a piece of cloth on which is written al Qaeda, in order to make generals race there to cause America to suffer human, economic and political losses without their achieving anything of note other than some benefits for their private corporations, bin Laden said. Right he was. The Obama administration ruthlessly dronebombs Yemen and Somalia to eradicate the threat from real or potential al-Qaeda affiliates in those countries. Even American officials are aware that this policy creates anti-American militants. This is not rocket science. Bomb people, and they will dislike you and perhaps seek revenge. Bin Laden got his wish. Americas fiscal house couldnt be more disorderly. The debt is over $15 trillion, larger than the GDP The Congressional Research Service says that from 2001 to 2011 the Afghan war cost $443 billion. Tens of thousands of civilians have been killed, and many more maimed. American deaths total more than 1,800, with well over 15,000 wounded. The number of survivors whose lives have been effectively destroyed is uncountable. And that leaves the Iraq war out of the account. Al-Qaeda wasnt even in that country until George W. Bush invaded in 2003. The point is that we let bin Laden take our eyes off the ball. He and al-Qaeda were creatures of American policy, though not in the sense that U.S. agents funded him or set up his organization. Rather, he turned his wrath toward America (and away from U.S.-backed Middle Eastern oppressors) as it became apparent that so much of the misery inflicted on the Muslim world had its origins in Washington, D.C. The sources of misery include the decade-long economic sanctions on Iraq, which killed half a million children a price pronounced worth it in 1996 by President Clintons then-UN ambassador and later secretary of state Madeleine Albright; the stationing of U.S. troops near holy places in Saudi Arabia; and the continuing subjugation of Palestinians by U.S.-backed Israel. In the absence of those and related policies, bin Laden would have had no interest in seeing U.S. territory attacked. To be sure, bin Laden is gone. But the abominable foreign policy goes on. Sheldon Richman is senior fellow at The Future of Freedom Foundation (www.fff.org) and editor of The Freeman magazine. President Obama, bin Laden and Mitt War on womenThe war on women is a false claim created by the liberal media and the current administration as a way to divide women and the conservative community. The majority of American women are much too intelligent to accept their plan. What began as a debate regarding the government demanding the Catholic Church pay for and furnish contraceptives to women who are covered under the Churchs health insurance suddenly became a bogus argument which the administration calls a war on women. Whether a majority of Catholic women of child-bearing age do or do not use contraceptives is not part of the debate. The fact is that the prescribed doctrine of the Catholic Church forbids the use of contraceptives and this doctrine is well-known throughout Catholic congregations. The real war in this incidence is the governments attempt to ignore and overrule Amendment One of the Constitution which states Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof the administration is attempting to proPLEASESEELETTERS PAGE9 BY ELOISE HOLLYFIELD ejh2025@gmail.com Club news, entertainment, and learning opportunities constitute this weeks OTOW Happenings.New England ClubNew England Club members continue their community outreach by making monthly donations to Ocalas Interfaith Emergency Services Food Pantry. Information in an acknowledgement letter from Interfaith informed club informed members that the number of people in need is rapidly increasing! Given the need, club members wish to let readers know that food donations can be made through local churches, etc. to this charity. Gate Landrys musical talents (vocal and instrumental) included a group sing-a-long which was enjoyed by everyone at the April meeting. Vacation! On May 17 (1 to 3:30), club members will meet at the Arbor Club Ballroom. As previously announced, due to many of our members migrating back to the Northeast during the summer, May will be our last meeting until October 2012. Scheduled for the upcoming meeting will be guest speaker Captain Jon Semmes from Singing River Tours. Coffee and light refreshments will be provided by club volunteers, as well as 50/50, etc. Dont forget to mark your calendars for this special meeting! Travel ToppersTravel Toppers is going to the Show Palace Dinner Theater on Thursday, June 28, to see New York Nights. This all-new musical revue features high energy singing and dancing to the sounds of Motown, Rock and Roll, Disco, and Broadway. Cost is $71 per person and includes the show, coach, a delicious buffet meal, and tips for meal and driver. Dont miss this fabulous showcall in your reservation to Linda Hein at 352861-9880 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. All trips are for OTOW-only residents and their guests. The new spring brochure has many exciting trips; pick up your copy at OTOW mail centers or at the H&R Building. Master the PossibilitiesMaster the Possibilities Center for Lifelong Learning will be releasing its Summer Catalog on May 16. You can pick one up at the Center (8415 S.W. 80th St.) or at Freedom Library. It is also available online at masterthepossibilities.com Registration will open on May 16 for over 250 classes, lectures, presentations, films, and discussion groups. All of these are open to the public. The Center will offer over 1,000 opportunities throughout this year. Take advantage of all that is available at the remarkable Master the Possibilities Center for Lifelong Learning! To register, stop by, use the telephone registration line (352-854-3699) or go to the website listed above. Master the Possibilities is a very cool alternative during a hot summer! Club continues its community outreach OTOW HAPPENINGS Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com Women of the World help stuff the bus The Women of the World Club at On Top of the World has a different charity each month to donate items to. May's charity was Stuff the Bus so members were asked to provide all kinds of school supplies especially for middle school children. Teaching supplies were also on the wanted list. Several boxes of supplies were picked up by Fire Station 21 personnel. The entertainment was provided by Dick Richards, President of Cherrywood Accordion Club. They have an open night the last Thursday for people to sing, dance, and enjoy the music. For more information about W.O.W. call Marie Roppel at 352-861-6985. In the photo above, Dick Dichards, standing on the floor, Nancy Grabowski, Lt. James Hensley, DE Victor Payette, and PM Sean Walker.. At right, DE Victor Payette is taking some of the donated school supplies to Fire Rescue vehicle for transport to the fire station. Photos by Mike Roppel CANADIAN MEDS 000BDAM Quality Medications, Low Prices 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! WE MATCH COMPETITOR PRICES On RX Drugs 000BEZO 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 000BAZQ 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!!! May Seminar Join us for the following event! VETERANS SEMINAR MAY 30th, 2012 2:30pm Find out about the Aid & Attendance Pension Benefit available 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.

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O n Tuesday, May 22, Renaissance Women will have High Tea at Stone Creek beginning at 11:30 a.m. The cost will be $12.95. Call Norma at 352-854-1910 to make your reservation or for more information. The regular meeting will take place on Sunday, May 27, at 2 p.m. Palm Grove. All women of Oak Run are encouraged to come and find out what we have planned. There will be a trip to the Hard Rock Casino in Tampa on Sept. 19. Valerie will host this trip which is offered by Oak Run Travel. Call her at 352873-1633 for more information Donut Drop In /Mini Book Sale Join your friends, and make some new ones, tomorrow, Saturday, May 12 for the Donut Drop In. Have donuts, juice, coffee and tea from 8 to 10 a.m. in the Orchid Club. At the same time and place Friends of the Library will be having a mini book sale. Do You Remember?Tune in channel 12 for Len Teitlers presentation of the St. Valentines Day dinner dance fund raiser for St. Judes Childrens Hospital, narrated by Anna Boodee. It will air following FYI daily at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. from May 11 to May 18. Photography ClubThe Photography Club will review photos submitted by members and will have a business meeting to discuss the clubs meeting format for the 2012-13 club year at their next meeting on Monday, May 14, at 7 p.m. in the Orchid Club. Members should come prepared to discuss what they prefer and what they do not prefer in future club programs. Our goal is to have a format that is interesting and educational for Oak Run amateur photographers of all skill levels, especially those who wish to improve and or share their skills. We need to know what you want from the club and what you are willing to do for the club. Also, we need to know what kind of pizza you like! In June the club will provide pizza for us to enjoy as we review our best photos of the year. In order to know what to order, we need to know your preferences. There will be a sign up sheet at the door as you sign in so you can let us know what to order.New York ClubWhat! You forgot to get your tickets to our last dinner/dance for this season? Well, last chance. New Yorkers, if you call Jeanne Kozloff at 352-854-1172 or Betty Palazza at 352-8549628 they just might have some left. Cost for members is $15 and guests, $18. Any Oak Runners interested, please contact John McHale, president, if you have any questions at 352362-3465. Members from the VFW will be present. Im sure many of you will be part of our Orchid Club parade to pay tribute to our service men and women wherever they may be. You may wear or display our great countrys colors but this is optional. Caterers will provide turkey and all the traditional sides. You may bring the beverage of your choice. George will provide music that should keep you on the dance floor til your feet give out. Save some energy for our famous Corners Dance Contest. Of course, there will be door prizes and 50/50 (80/20) drawings will take place later in the evening. Mark your calendars for our next coming event which will be on Saturday, Sept. 29, with a theme of Day at the Races NASCAR. Please contact Ginny Emerick at 352-8545120 if you know anyone in the club who would like a kind word. Keep cool!!Italian American Club Due to many of the members being away we are not having an event in June. Our next fun outing will be in July. You can look forward to our flyers, advertisements and a theme which will be enjoyable, and fun. Call Vinny at 352237-2314 or John at 352-8611444 if you have any questions. Have a great month, enjoy this beautiful weather, the pools and our lovely surroundings. Oak Run TravelCome along on another trip to Hard Rock on Sept. 19 with host Valerie Oddo. Departure time was changed to 12:15 p.m. and the bus will return around 7 p.m. Get $30 in free play and a $5 food voucher for $22 per person cost, including the bus drivers tip. Tickets are still available for the dog races at the Derby Club on Sept. 22. Call Don and Carol Forgette to get in on this one. Cost is $40 per person including a buffet lunch with both brunch and lunch items and the drivers tip. Dont forget the All Access Tour of the Daytona Speedway on Oct. 4. Bob and Norma Richards are hosts and the costs of $43 includes the tour and the bus drivers tip. Lunch is on your own. Connie Smith just booked Menopause the Musical for Sunday, Dec. 2, at 2 p.m. Come join the sisterhood, four women at a lingerie sale with nothing in common but a black lace bra and memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex and more! This joyful musical parody set to classic tunes from the 60s, 70s and 80s will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles; a must-see show, the #1 girls night out. Call Connie Smith right away as the trip will start selling as soon as the word gets out. Royal Oaks Womens 18 Hole Golf On Tuesday, May 1, we played Low Net. The winners were: First Flight 1st place, Elsa Berbig, 2nd place, Kerry Tims, 3rd place, Bea Terry; Second Flight 1st place, Sheila Adams, 2nd place, Joan OBrien, 3rd place, Barb Scozzafava; Third Flight 1st place, Ginger Drake, 2nd place, Donna Gwin, 3rd place, Inge Szabo. Sheila Adams was Closest to the Pin.. The beautiful spring weather continues and we do not hear any complaints!! Royal Oaks Lady NinersOn May 3 the Niners changed to the back nine and played two best balls with a two man team. The winning team was Sally Crass, Joyce Madill, Ilene Simnowitz, and BJ Lassiter. Closest to pin on hole #16 was Bette Johnson. Chip-ins on hole #12 was Pat Salberg and on hole #17 was BJ Lassiter. Royal Oaks Mens GolfOn May 4 we played a new game called Shambles. All members of a team drive, and the longest drive is selected. From that point each individual plays their own ball the rest of the way. The scoring is the usual three best net. However, there must be some long ball hitters out there, as the scores were low! The winners with a 174 (honest) were Ron Kowalewski, Bill Ellin, Paul Colatruglio, and Paul Valois. Second with a 179 were Ron Tennant, Gene Topp, George Gariepy, and John Foutty. Third with a 180 were Ron Catapano, Sam Owens, Don Aubrey, and Joe Paller. Closest to the pin were Ron Kowalewski, Emmett Dowling, John Foutty, and Mike Madill. We had 42 players this day, and all seemed to enjoy the change from the usual game. Good to mix it up once in a while. Dont forget to sign up for the Low Net Championship on May 16 and May 18. Carol Anns CornerMr. Cody and I have a large number of different activities planned for the next few months with many changes in our schedule. As a result, Im not sure that I will be able to take handwritten or typed submissions, or pictures, for the column from my cubby in a timely manner. There is also the possibility that at times messages left on my answering machine may not be picked up as soon as you would like. Therefore, from now until I notify you otherwise, please do not put anything for the column in my cubby or leave me messages. Continue to send articles and pictures to democratcarol@deccacable.com. However, anything that you cannot send via e-mail should be taken to the Citizen office in Kingsland Plaza opposite Pine Run. Indicate on these submissions that they have not been sent to me and be sure to identify all persons in photographs. Thanks. Friday, May 11, 2012 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 22 ~ Friday, May 11, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Meredith, Eddie Mock as the Drug Store Deliveryman, Mary Ann Hall as Dr. Miller and Amelia Heye as the I.R.S. Representative. Next was Dr. I.Q., with Jim Adwell in the leading role and Carol Mock as Martha. There were plenty of audience participants including Mary Ebli as Prudence Plunkett, Joy Asashon as Alberta Jones, Joan Ritter as Mae West, Doris Gorsky as Garnett Stone, Harold and Amelia Heye as Junior and Juno Johnson and Bob Fink as Harold Hangover. Fran Szutar played Blanche and Bob West was John in The Bickersons; and in Fibber McGee and Molly, Bob Fink was Fibber, Carol Mock was Molly with Frank Szutar as Old Timer, Shirley Martin as Little Girl, George Taragna as Gildersleeve and Ethel Taragna as Mrs. Wilcox. Ted Mack Amateur Hour rounded out the evening with Bob West as Ted Mack and Jim Pohlers as his Assistant; Joan Dopler was Marlene Dietrich, Dotty Bouchet and Mary Ann Hall were the Flitter Twins and Frank Szutar was Millard Goldenwhistle. But it was Jim and Paula Adwell as the Hawaiian Musicians who brought down the house as Herman and Heidi Ho. No show goes on without an outstanding support staff. Along with our wonderful director Donna Taylor and assistant directors Amelia Heye and Fran Szutar, Ed Gorsky and Bob West crafted the props, Art Dopler worked the Sound Booth, Don Kraus shot video, Mary Ann Hall produced the programs, Joan Dopler ran ticket sales, Walter York and his committee set up the room, and Rachel Glen and Pat Smith ran the Refreshment Committee. Director Donna Taylor said she was really pleased with the turnout. This was a fun show to do, and we really appreciate the support from the community. As for Little Theatres next show, round and round she goes, and where she stops, nobody knows. Tuesday speakerOur speaker this month is Dr. Hanimi R. Challa, who specializes in internal and geriatric medicine here in Ocala. Dr. Challa will speak to us about Gluten, Glucose and the Glycemic Index. Simply put, gluten is a type of protein found in most grains, cereals, and breads; glucose is sugar; and the glycemic index is a measure of the effects of carbohydrates in food on blood sugar levels. Dr. Challa will explain all this in detail and will answer any questions you may have on the topic on Tuesday, May 15, directly after the Social. Blood Drive WednesdayThe Big Red Bus will be in the Lifestyle Center parking lot on Wednesday, May 16, to take your donation; so roll up your sleeves and do your part to help Floridas Blood Centers, the only blood bank that serves Marion County hospitals. Residents may sign up on the Blood Drive sheet hanging on the Activity Wall, or see Pat Wurst and her volunteers in the lobby the day the bus is here. Remember, you can donate blood even if you have high blood pressure, are diabetic, and you only need be cancer-free for one year. Donating blood not only helps others, but is beneficial to yourself, as well. Pat tells us that if you donate blood every other month, you may reduce your risk of heart attack by as much as 70%. That fact alone should bring you to the Lifestyle Center Wednesday morning on May 16. Remember to eat breakfast and drink plenty of liquids before you come. We hope to see you there! 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. Reservations are still being accepted for our seven night Eastern Caribbean cruise in January 2013. Sail aboard the brand new ship Celebrity Reflection departing from Miami on January 5 with stops in San Juan, St. Maarten and St. Kitts. Rates include all port charges, taxes, round-trip bus from Ocala, gratuities, and one-hour open bar cocktail party. A $250 deposit will hold your space. There are only a few seats left for the trip to Ed Fletchers Early Bird Dinner Theater to see Nobodys Perfect on July 12. Tickets are $70 each and include round-trip motor coach, hot buffet, all tax and gratuities. Enjoy an evening of dinner and entertainment aboard the Starlight Majesty on Wednesday, Aug. 22. The trip includes round-trip motor coach departing Ocala at 4 p.m. and returning approximately midnight, 3-hour dinner cruise with various meal choices, entertainment, all taxes and gratuities for $89 per person. This is a wonderful way to spend an August evening, so reserve your seat soon. Join your friends on Labor Day, September 3, at Tropicana Field to see the New York Yankees play the Tampa Bay Rays. Tickets are $100 each and include the bus and seats in the lower box behind the plate and gratuities. Game time is 1:10 p.m. Get your passport readyMarion Landing is going to Montego Bay. Join in on the all-inclusive six day/five night stay at the 4-star Sunset Beach Resort and Spa in Jamaica from Sept. 16 to 21. Rates include all meals and drinks, nightly shows, five restaurants with loads of daily activities and nightly entertainment. Dont miss this great adventurelimited space is available. Oktoberfest in Helen, Georgia, from Oct. 22 to 25 is a trip you wont want to miss. Youll think youve stepped into an alpine village complete with cobblestone alleys and old-world towers. The trip includes three nights at the Hampton Inn in downtown Helen, breakfast daily, lunch at Unicoi State Park, two dinners, admission to Festhalle with dinner and entertainment, tour of the winery, grainery and a stop at a local pottery. You will also visit the new Babyland General Hospital, home of the Cabbage Patch Doll. A deposit will hold your space for this trip. Diane Bress is Marion Landings Activities Director and an employee of Leland Management, Inc. LANDINGCONTINUED FROM PAGE 6 Marion Landings Little Theatre Group cast of The Golden Days of RadioPHOTO PROVIDED BY AMELIA HEYE Renaissance Women to have High Tea at Stone Creek O AK RUN C W Carol AnnWheeler Sitel confirms its coming to Ocala with 500 jobsSitel, a leading global business process outsourcing (BPO) provider, today announced the opening of a new call center in Ocala. This will entail hiring 500 inbound customer support agents, as well as management and support positions for a major telecommunications company. Sitels Vice President of Human Resources for the Americas, Judy Morris, stated, This is a very exciting time for SITEL as we grow our North American footprint and continue to mean more to our clients, shareholders, associates and communities. We are moving quickly and establishing a strong managerial staff to lead this new site. The new location will include a significant management structure of operation managers, call center supervisors, class room trainers and support roles. The first agents hired will start training in mid-July. Positions will be posted on the company website and local job fairs will be announced in the coming weeks. Applicants interested in joining Sitels team are encouraged to apply online in Sitels Careers section at www.sitel.com. Previous customer service experience and strong computer knowledge is preferred. The new Site will be located at 1417 N. Magnolia Drive. Sitel is a world leader in outsourced customer care services. With over 26 years of industry experience, Sitel has twice been ranked as the top overall call center outsourcing provider in Datamonitors annual Black Book of Outsourcing survey. Sitels 52,000 employees provide clients with predictable and measurable Return on their Customer Investment by building customer loyalty, increasing sales and improving efficiency. Sitels solutions span 135+ domestic, nearshore, and offshore centers in 26 countries across North America, South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia Pacific. The company is privately held and majority owned by Canadian diversified company, Onex Corporation. For more information, please visit www.sitel.com. 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Friday, May 11, 2012 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com 6 ~ Friday, May 11, 2012 www.smcitizen.com M AINTAIN THE H EALTH OF Y OUR B USINESS Advertise in ARIES (March 21 to April 19) TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) CANCER (June 21 to July 22) LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) BORN THIS WEEK: Leisure A t the May 1 Tuesday Social, Jan and Kaz Sekurski were honored for their years of service to the community of Marion Landing. In his presentation, Board President Joe Raffony described our volunteers as follows: Were honoring a couple who moved to Marion Landing in 1999. Currently, they are both members of Patrol and Lock Up. Over the years, they have helped with many dances held in the Lifestyle Center, and she helps with decorations for many events. Both our honorees are former Sunshine Committee members, and she was a Bingo caller. Just recently, you saw them both participating in quite a few of our Senior Games. Now here are your best clues. She sings in the Landing Lites, and he is a member of our Sound Crew. It is my pleasure to introduce Jan and Kaz Sekurski as our Volunteers of the Month. Kaz and Jans engraved plaque will join the more than 145 other volunteers recognized by the community since 2001, all of which are posted in the Lifestyle Center. Award recipients are chosen from a list of residents who are nominated for the award by their peers. If you would like to nominate a fellow resident for a volunteer recognition award, please forward your recommendation, in writing, to a Board member, member of the Activities Support Committee, or the Activities Director.Senior Games It was two weeks of intense competition and loads of fun as 118 residents participated in the Marion Landing Senior Games from April 9 through April 21. There were 66 different events, and attendance in 12 or more events would earn participants a coveted Ed Morgan Fitness Award. The 46 players who placed in that category were: Joan Buzzek, Pete Buzzek, Armando Cantele, Marg Carlquist, Jerry Conklin, Marian Curtin, Ed DeMauex, Jim Dillon, Patty Diuguid, Armand Duquette, Rachel Glenn, Richard Grube, Liz Herrick, Jesse James, Larry Keables, Pat Kennison, Sue Kiger, Jeannine Kristan, Charlie Leagra, Stephanie Leagra, Abby Litchert, Barbara Litchert, Helen Martinez, Charlie Mock, Don Norris, Lois Norris, Sandy Olmsted, Evelyn Olsen, Carol Pfeil, Jim Pohlers, Lee Reynolds, Dave Rusch, Lorraine Russo, Art Salzlein, Carolyn Salzlein, Bob Schmidt, Donna Schmidt, Jan Sekurski, Kaz Sekurski, Howard Shay, Mike Soter, Dot Toneske, Pat Verbanatz, Ken Welsh, Mary Jane Welsh and Pat Wurst. They received their awards at the April 28 Breakfast of Champions held in the Lifestyle Center. Howard Shay, this years Senior Games chairperson, sent me the following note: One hundred and eighteen neighbors from all corners of Marion Landing had the opportunity to meet each other, compete against each other, and have some good times with familiar friends and new acquaintances at our recent Senior Games. There were 66 different events during the twoweek period, and one couldnt help but notice the flurry of people as they scurried from event to event. We are very thankful that Mother Nature provided such wonderful weather. Thanks again to the 10 new games directors who filled in this year and to the 23 returning directors who ensured the games continued as in the past. The physical and administrative support from Leland was greatly appreciated. And we cant forget the breakfast crew who got up before the break of dawn to put on our Breakfast of Champions. Add in a committee of 14 and you can see how much of a full community planning event the Senior Games are. Now its time to slow down a bit and enjoy the summer. Until next year A memorable showThe audience took a walk down memory lane during Little Theatres performance of The Golden Age of Radio on April 21 in the Lifestyle Center. The show was a throwback to when one used their imagination to picture the stories broadcast on shows like Burns and Allen and listen to entertainment featured on Ted Macks Amateur Hour. Little Theatre brought you back to that era with their skits and wonderful performances. The set, skillfully crafted by Ed Gorsky and Bob West, was reminiscent of old time radio shows. Charlie Mock was the Announcer and Dotty Bouchet, Marilyn Darnell and Marilyn Pineau were the Commercial Singers with Ardith Thomas as the piano accompanist. The first of the five skits, Burns & Allen, headlined Jim Pohlers as George and Shirley Martin as Gracie, with Betty Kraus as Billie, George Taragna as Mr. Jetson, Ethel Taragna as Volunteers recognized for service at Marion Landing PHOTO BY DIANE BRESSBoard President Joe Raffony presents Kaz and Jan Sekurski with their Volunteer Recognition Certificate after the May 1 Social. PLEASESEELANDING PAGE7 M ARION LANDING D B Diane Bress 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. 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All dinners are open to the public in the hall. The Mens Auxiliary serves shrimp and wing baskets on the first and third Friday, 4 to 6 p.m. A fish fry is held on the second and fourth Friday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. V-Burgers (two for $2 along with chips and special beer prices) are available on the last Tuesday of the month, 4 to 5:30 p.m. On the second Tuesday of the month the Ladies Dinner is served from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The menu includes the monthly main course, salad, rolls, and dessert for $7. A Mothers Day Ham Dinner with all the trimmings will be held on Sunday, May 13 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Donation is $7. Bingo is open to the public each Monday and Thursday with early bird specials starting at 11:30 a.m. Lunch is available until 1:30 p.m. Members and Guests Monday Night Bar Bingo is played in the Canteen from 6 to 8 p.m. Food is available from 5 to 6. Enjoy the entertainment of karaoke on Friday from 6 to 10 p.m. and on Saturday from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, May 11, 2012 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 24 ~ Friday, May 11, 2012 www.smcitizen.com S candina v ian C lub to meet The Scandinavian Club of Marion County invites people of Danish, Finish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish decent to join us at our next meeting on May 19 at 11:30 a.m. at the Ocala Hilton, 3600 S.W. 36th Ave. in Ocala. The menu will be Chicken Cordon Bleu or Bourbon Salmon with rice, vegetables, salad, coffee and dessert. The entertainment will be Silver and Ivory. The cost is $16 per person. Reservations, food preference and payment must be made in advance. Payment must be received by Wednesday the 16th of May. Checks to be made out to Don Clauson and mailed to Don Clauson, 5901 S.W. 86th Place, Ocala, FL 34476. For further details call Jim Neate 352 687-1580, Don Clauson 352 861-1235 or Terry Rasmussen 352 347-8362. Sunday, May 20 W est P ort student concert at UCC Dominic Muzzi will perform a piano concert on Sunday, May 20 at 3 p.m., at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 7171 S.W. State Road 200 (352-237-3035). Dominic is a senior at West Port High School and serves as accompanist for the Central Florida Master Choir. The concert is free, but donations will be accepted and presented to Dominic to help with upcoming college expenses as he pursues a career in music. Marian Musical Meditation at S t. J ude Sunday, May 20 at 4 p.m. is the date and time for the special Marian Music Meditation Program to be presented by the Music Ministry of St. Jude Catholic Community, 443 Marion Oaks Drive in Marion Oaks. May is the month devoted to Mary, the Mother of God and we show our devotion to her through music, scripture and prayer. Everyone is welcome to attend. There is no charge. Monday, May 21 L e g ion post to meet The Ralph J Green American Legion Post # 354 will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, May 21 at 1 p.m. in the community room of the Sheriffs Brian Litz Building, 9048 S.W. State Road 200. Try to arrive early to enjoy light refreshments and comradeship with fellow veterans. For more information telephone Commander Fred Pulis at 352-854-9976. R etired nurses to meet The Citrus Marion Chapter of the Registered Nurses Retired (RNR) will meet at West Marion Medical Building, Room 240, on Monday, May 21. Sign-in for the meeting starts at 11 a.m., lunch at 11:30 and the speaker follows at noon. Our speaker will be Dr. Jose Gaudier who will speak on Medicine in Art History. Our charity is the Ocala Domestic/Sexual Assault Center. Items needed are: food items such as mayonnaise, jelly, cereals, children's snacks, bottled water and juice. Household supplies such as bleach, laundry detergent, dish soap, scrubbing sponges, sheets and towels are also needed. Retired RN's wishing to attend should contact Gladys at 352-854-2677 or Mary Jane at 352-726-6882 by Thursday May 17. Tuesday, May 29 B reast cancer g roup to meet The Breast Cancer SOS (Sisterhood of Survivors) support group meets the last Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St., room 104. The May 29 meeting will be a presentation by Knan Lee, who will speak and demonstrate Hatha Yoga, which relaxes the body and mind, improves musculoskeletal fitness and flexibility, and elevates health and well being. For further information, call Gail Tirpak at 352-2916904. Sunday, June 3 B lueberr y F esti v al planned On Sunday, June 3, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ramada Conference Center, 3810 N.W. Bonnie Heath Blvd. (U.S. Highway 27), the inaugural Blueberry Festival will take place, to benefit Sheltering Hands Rescue. There will be arts and crafts, prizes, a baking contest, 50/50 raffle, book sale, plants, a food area and fresh blueberries. There will also be Horebowtique Mini Therapy pigs, Brick City Oil Slickers VW Club, Ocala K-9 Unit, Ocala Carriage rides, Rowdy Boys Barbershop Quartet and the Blueberry Princess. Admission is $1 for adults Children under 12 are free. For more information call 352-291-1962 or email at pbennighof@gmail. Moose Lodge activities Lunch Menu 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. May 12, Saturday, Taco Buffet 5-7 p.m. Barry and Nancy Name That Tune Contest 7 p.m. May 13, Sunday, Mothers Day Brunch (Brunch is open to the public) 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A flower for each mom. Bar Bingo 4 p.m. May 14, Monday, Shuffleboard 12:30 p.m. Moose Legion Meeting 6 p.m., LOOM Meeting 7 p.m. May 15, Tuesday, Pork Loin Dinner and Spanish Rice 5 to 7 p.m. Jersey Cowboy Karaoke. May16, Wednesday, WOTM Meeting 7 p.m. May 17, Thursday, Euchre and Pitch 1 p.m. Stir Fry and Rice 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Shuffleboard 7 p.m. May 18, Friday, Fish or Shrimp 5 to 7 p.m. Singing and Dancing. West Marion Moose Lodge 2356, open for members and qualified guests is at 10411 S.W. 110th St., one mile north of State Road 200 across from Oak run entrance. VFW activities S ummer will be here before we know it. That means millions of high school and college students will be searching for jobs. Whether a new worker is beginning the career of a lifetime or just earning some extra money for the school year to come, there is one question that is likely to be on each new workers mind when they see their first pay stub: Wheres the rest of my money? Generally, employers are required to withhold Social Security and Medicare tax from a workers paycheck. The amounts you pay in Social Security and Medicare taxes are matched by your employer. Usually the money that is withheld is referred to as Social Security taxes on the employees payroll statement. Sometimes the deduction is labeled as FICA taxes, which stands for Federal Insurance Contributions Act. So let us tell you how that money is being used, and whats in it for you. The taxes paid now translate to a lifetime of protection, when you eventually retire or if you become disabled. In the event that you die young, your dependent children and spouse may be able to receive survivors benefits based on your work. Today you probably have family members grandparents, for example who already enjoy Social Security benefits that your Social Security taxes help provide. You may be a long way from retirement now, so you may find it hard to appreciate the value of benefits that could be 40 or 50 years away. But consider that your Social Security taxes could pay off sooner than you think. Social Security provides valuable disability benefits and studies show that a 20year-old has about a three in 10 chance of becoming disabled sometime before reaching retirement age. Another bit of helpful advice for young workers: be wary if youre offered a job under the table or off the books. If you work for any employer who pays you only in cash, understand that youre likely not getting Social Security credit for the work youre doing. Want to learn more about Social Security and what it means to young workers? If so, we invite you to enjoy a webcast: Social Security 101: Whats In It For Me? The webcast will fill you in on the details you should know to get the most out of Social Security. Check it out at www.socialsecurity.gov/webinars/social_security_101.html. If you have questions about Social Security, the best place to go is online to www.socialsecurity.gov.Adon Williams is Social Security district manager in Ocala. Why young workers should care about Social Security S OCIAL SECURITY A W Adon Williams Fine Arts For Ocala (FAFO) will hold the 19th annual Symphony Under The Stars on Sunday, May 13, Mothers Day, at the Ocala Golf Club on Silver Springs Boulevard, (formerly Ocala Municipal Golf Course). 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High Tea at Church of AdventThe Church of the Advent at 11251 S.W. Highway 484 (across from the fire department) is having a High Tea on Saturday, May 12, the day before Mothers Day. It will begin at 2 p.m. and the ticket cost is $10 per person. Hats and gloves are optional but bring your own tea cup. There will be entertainment and an array of prizes. Join us for a fun-filled day. For more information, call 352-465 7272.Leave your name and number, we will return your call.Methodist Men plan breakfast The Methodist Men will serve their famous and delicious all-can-you-eat breakfast on Saturday, May 12 from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. A complete menu with a wide variety of breakfast fare is offered for $5. Ocala West United Methodist Church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St., Ocala. Look for the signs. Make plans now to bring your friends and attend. All proceeds help fund a variety of local charities. Sunday, May 13 Brunch at West Marion MooseThe Mothers Day Brunch at the West Marion Moose Lodge will be May 13 and is open to the public. An additional treat is a flower gift for each mom. Brunch will be served from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. The public is invited to this special Mothers Day Event. West Marion Moose Lodge 2356 is at 10411 S.W. 110th St., one mile north of State Road 200, across from Oak run entrance. Phone is 352-854-2200.Comission to start early The May 15 Marion County Board of County Commissioners meeting originally scheduled for 9 a.m. has been rescheduled for 8:30 a.m. in the McPherson Complex Auditorium (601 S.E. 25th Ave., Ocala). The meeting will recess at 10 a.m. and reconvene at 1:30 p.m., if necessary. If reconvening is not necessary, the regularly scheduled zoning meeting will begin at 2 p.m. For more information, contact the commission office at 352-438-2323. Bahia Oaks homeowners tomeet Bahia Oaks Mobile Homeowners Association (BOHA) will hold their next meeting on Tuesday, May 15, at 6:30 p.m., at the Freedom Library, 5870 S.W. 95th St., Ocala. All homeowners are invited. Wednesday, May 16 Conversation to practice English College Road Baptist Church, 5010 S.W. College Road, offers its free summer program, "Conversation Cafe," welcoming all internationals with an opportunity to practice speaking English in a small group setting, every Wednesday at 6:30. Child care is provided. No books, no classes, just talking. More information at 352-854-6981. Thursday, May 17 Air Force Association meetsThe Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association (AFA) will hold its May meeting on Thursday, May 17, at 7 p.m., at the Ocala Regional Airport Administration Building, 750 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. Representatives from the Marion County Sheriff's Office, Division of Emergency Management, will brief us on what to do if a hurricane hits our part of Florida. Everyone is welcome. For information call Mike Emig 352-854-8328.Friday, May 18 Spaghetti dinner at Queen of PeaceQueen of Peace Catholic Church will hold an all-youcan-eat spaghetti and meatball dinner with a 25-item salad bar on Friday, May 18 from 4 to 6 p.m. The cost is $7 per person, beverage included and children under 18 eat free. Saturday, May 19 Italian Dinner at St. Jude The annual Italian Dinner sponsored by the Ladies Guild is planned for Saturday, May 19, at 5:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall of St. Jude Catholic Community. A traditional Italian meal will be served. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children under the age of 12. Takeouts will be available as usual. Tickets will be available before and after the weekend Masses. No tickets will be sold at the door. For additional information please contact Linda at 532-347-0154. St. Jude Catholic Community is at 443 Marion Oaks Drive in Marion Oaks. Two-day show for Dunnellon HighThe Hallelujah Girls will be presented by the Dunnellon High School Drama Club at the Dunnellon Train Depot on May 19, 7 p.m. and May 20, 3:30 p.m. This play is a joyful comedy that will make you laugh out loud and shout "Hallelujah!" The train depot is in historic downtown Dunnellon at 12061 S. Williams St. Tickets are $5 each and sold at the door. Call Dianne Sellner at Dunnellon High School at 352465-6745 for more information. On Saturday, May 12, letter carriers throughout Marion County will participate in the 20th annual National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) National Food Drive to Stamp Out Hunger. This annual effort has become the largest one-day food drive in the nations history, resulting in more than a half billion pounds of food to local food banks, pantries and shelters in all 50 states. Last year in Marion County, 278,500 pounds of nonperishable food was collected and donated to Interfaith Emergency Services for distribution to the Salvation Army, Brothers Keeper, St. Theresas Catholic Church and the Help Agency of the Forest food banks. The Ocala Post Office was ranked first in the nation in their union member category for the fifth year for the communitys outstanding effort in supporting this program. In Marion County alone, more than one million pounds of food has been collected. Postal customers are asked to hang a food donation on their mailbox before their letter carrier delivers the mail on Saturday, May 12, and the carrier will do the rest. Collection barrels will also be set up at all Post Office branches to accommodate those with Post Office Boxes. For individuals interested in volunteering for the collection and unloading/loading, please call Thomas Curtis at 572-5634. Service hours for high school students are available. United Way of Marion County, USPS, Campbells, Valpak, Feeding America, the National Rural Letter Carriers Association and AFL-CIO have partnered with the NALC to help stamp out hunger. Letter carriers to pick up food Saturday Jim Duncan, CEO of Sumter Electric Cooperative, announced that four graduating seniors from SECOs service territory in Southwest Ocala have each won $2,500 scholarships from the Cooperative. According to Duncan, SECOs scholarship program began in 1996 when the SECO Board of Trustees first approved it. Since then, including this years winners, SECO has awarded 209 scholarships to deserving high school seniors. Duncan said, With todays high cost of a college education, every dollar that can be dedicated to the pursuit of higher education is important. At SECO were very proud of the young people in our service territory and we hope that, following college, some of them will bring their new found skills and knowledge back to our area. We wish our scholars well as they pursue their academic endeavors. This year 199 qualified applicants from throughout SECOs service territory were evaluated based on their scholastic achievements, school and community service activities, and financial need. Among the winners are Shannon BriAnne Hill and Stephanie Ann Miller, both of West Port High School, Matthew Robert Deming of Dunnellon High School and Nyron M. Sammy of Meadowbrook Academy. Local students win scholarships 000BE4K Stop In Jasmine Square For Your Best GIFT CARDS AVAILABLE 6128 SR 200 Ocala 352-861-1120 Expires 5/19/12 YOUR PURCHASE Excluding jewelry. Not valid on Clearance or Sale Items. 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my mom, who is a single mom, believed that her child would not become a statistic, then put me through advanced programs, first private schools and then magnet schools. Tomorrows the big day; it all pays off. Gabriela : Ive always been in advanced courses, and I thought Id give it a shot, that I could do it, and here I am, Im graduating tomorrow. What do you want to do in the future? Justin : Im majoring at UCF in light design and my goal is to get a masters in technical theater, and Im going to double major in computer engineering. Dakota : A major passion of mine has been the human mind, why were thinking what were thinking, what youre thinking, I kind of want to go and learn more about psychology. He plans to attend Regent University in Virginia Beach. Gabriela : I am majoring in international relations and minoring in foreign languages. She will be attending UCF. What kind of courses did you have to take out of the norm? Justin : We had to take the basic courses last year, this year we could expand and take what we wanted to take. And I think the most fascinating course I took was human growth and development, and what that is, is how the human mind adapts over time, through trials and tribulations, eventually to death, and how they cope with death. That was my favorite course. Dakota : Actually, Ive gone through a transitional period over the past few months. I wanted to do accounting for such a long time so I was taking precalculus, economics all at a college level. It really opened my eyes into how our economy works, which is phenomenal to know. But it wasnt my calling.Gabriela : My favorite course was sociology. I got to learn about religion, you learn about government and economics, there was a whole bunch of variety. What do you say to fellow students who might be coming into the program? Justin : I would tell them to just try their hardest. It never hurts to take a chance on something that could change your life completely, and by taking this chance being able to get two years of college out of the way, saves us so much time by being able to take those prerequisites instead of taking them in actual college. Were able to expand on our major more and in depth. Dakota : It gives a solid foundation in time management, which is one of the most important things that you can do as a productive member of society. You need to pay your bills on time, you have deadlines and quotas to meet, depending on your profession, so this really gives you an introduction on how life is, and the workload of life. Gabriela : Its a great opportunity, if they think theyre capable and theyll do the work, I say they should go for it. It helps us get more mature and get ready for what happens after we graduate. And it helps us prepare, and it saves us two years. Do you worry at all about going into a four-year school as a junior, where youll be some of the youngest in you class.? Do you worry about fitting in?Justin : The way this program has taught me, age doesnt mean anything. The way your mind works, you can be a 15-year old and have the mind of a 30year old. It helps plan your future. If you think youre not going to fit in, thats not going to help you. Age is just a number. Its about how you put in your work and your effort, thats all that really matters in college. Dakota : I consider it an honor to be so young and to be able to rise to such an occasion, being a junior and being a freshman at the same time. Im blown away by the opportunity given to me. Gabriela : We take classes at CF, we encounter people much older us. We learn to be able to encounter other students. I think it will be a great chance, a great opportunity. What are your extracurricular activities? Justin : I am in theater, so I am here almost every single day until 9 p.m. Its a lot of work, but Ive been able to manage and organize how I study, how I take notes, how I do my homework, helped me to develop an organized lifestyle. Hes behind the scenes, building sets, lighting up the show, doing the sound, the little things youre not supposed to notice. Dakota : I am in the band, play trumpet. That includes the marching band, symphonic band, jazz band, its been a phenomenal experience, helped me be the leader I am. Ive been band captain, been quartermaster, given responsibility in charge of so many people, with power comes responsibility. Its been a challenge.Gabriela : I was in ROTC for three years, they teach you leadership, they have many different activities. Like the military they have rankings and the higher you get, the more people you have underneath you. Im also on the tennis team. Did it ever occur to you, wow, were graduating before getting out of high school? Justin : It hasnt hit me yet, but after I look back on all the work that Ive done the past two years, Ive gone through a lot, and its definitely changed how my mindset is and it has made be a better person. Dakota : I absolutely feel that I have met my potential, and I really feel that I made my mom proud. And that was something rally big for me. Im not a statistic. Gabriela : I feel accomplished, Im graduating tomorrow, and I still cant believe I can say Im graduating from college before I graduate from high school. Is there anything you want to add? Gabriela : The professors here are incredible, leaving a lasting impact on me, I definitely recommend it. Its a great experience, you wont miss out. Dakota : I think being at West Port and CF dual enrollment has really opened the door for me, you can go to college now, you can save money, you dont have to be a statistic. Its been a challenge, but its been awesome, you can let the next generation know what to look out for.Justin : I cant stress enough how many opportunities you have if youre in this program. If you just graduate with a high school diploma, you have to take courses for two years in college spending money that doesnt have to be spent. With these two years, we have so much more time, freedom and money to use for our benefit. Weve all grown up together. It expands your mind because of how well the professors teach, how well they involve their students, how well theyre organized. Everything about this program has been able to better me as a person and get me prepared for what life really is. Have you talked to your older relatives to see what it was like when they went to high school? Justin : My family grew up in California told me I was blessed with this wonderful opportunity. After listening to them and going through all these courses, all the rigorous and tedious things, I can see what a better all-around person Ive become. Dakota : My grandmother told me school wasnt really a priority for many students. They said the schools didnt offer as much as they did now. They didnt have honors courses, didnt have advanced placement courses. Gabriela : My family is from Ecuador, everything is much different. My mom says she wishes they had this. She didnt really tell me much. Friday, May 11, 2012 ~ 3 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. 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Knowledge of QuickBooks & Accounting helpful. Apply at Oak Run or call for more infor 352-854-6557 X13 EEO/DFWP Professional Youth Care WorkerCypress Creek Juvenile Offender Correctional Center a residential program for maximum risk males committed to the Dept. of Juvenile Justice is recruiting for Youth Care Workers Must be over 21 years of age, have High School Diploma and be able to pass a Level 1 back ground screening Must be able to com plete self-defense and physical intervention training. Ability to tolerate verbal and mental abuse while maintaining a professional demeanor. Ability to perform appropriate crisis intervention, including physically breaking up fights. PICK UP AN APPLICA TION A T 2855 W Woodland Ridge Dr. Lecanto, Florida, 34461 Drug Free Workplace / EEO Trades/ Skills Drivers Hiring Experienced/In experienced Tank Drivers! Great benefits & pay! New Fleet Volvo Tractors! 1 Yr OTR Exp. Req. Tanker Training Available. 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LOCATED A COUPLE OF MILE OFF HWY 75 AT 2466 CR 444, Lake Panasoffkee General 166 Marion Oaks Blvd Suite #5 Ocala Fl. next toBP StationArt Antiques Collectibles Furniture Home Decor (352) 693-5817 GUN SHOWCrystal River Ar mory May 12 & 13, Sat, 9-5, Sun, 9-4 GunTradersis now buying GOLD Concealed Weapons Classes Daily Bring your GUNS & GOLD to sell or trade GunTrader GunShows.com 352-359-0134 Coins VINNYS PAWN & GUNSNow Has GUNS 8810 SW Hwy 200 Suite 121 (352) 237-4447 Jewelry VINNYS PAWN & GUNSWe give Loans We Buy Gold, Silver, Coins 8810 SW Hwy 200 Suite 121 (352) 237-4447 Wanted to Buy WANT TO BUY HOUSE or MOBILE AnyAr ea Condition or Situation. Call (352) 726-9369 Wanted to Buy Ca$h for Old StuffCostume Jewelry, Military, Knives, Toys, Tools, Magazines, Coins & Iron SkilletsCall for Info (352) 237-2478 or (352) 682-6003 Rent: Houses Furnished 55+ Oak Run 2/2/1.5 May -Dec No smoke/pets (585)610-5257 Just call and see how easy it is to make money with the classifieds. 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CALL CATHY (352) 237-3347 Handyman Steves Handyman Service (352) 854-4927 000B9DM Home/Office Cleaning AFFORDABLE HOUSE CLEANING 352-999-8881 LORI Tree Service S & L LANDSCAPING & TREE SERVICE. Trimming Topping Removal Stump Grinding Sod, Stone, Mulch & Much More STEVE (352) 455-0717, Lic/Ins. How To Make Your Car Disappear...Simply advertise in the Classifieds and get results quickly! TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403www.smcitizen.com GRADUATESCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Augustus J. Kimley Jr., 80Augustus J. Kimley Jr. 80, of Ocala, passed away at Munroe Regional Medical Center on April 26, 2012. OBITUARY Hospice seeks singersHospice of Marion County invites you to consider a unique volunteer service. We have a special choral group known as the Journey Singers that sings songs of healing and comfort at the bedsides of the ill or dying at the four Marion County Hospice Houses, private homes, and other selective venues. We offer a wide choice of music, including spiritual, secular and patriotic selections. If you can read music and sing a cappella (that is, without instrumental accompaniment), and have a compassionate heart, join us in this rewarding journey. Call Kathy Berning at 352-873-7441 for details. Steves Handyman Service (352) 854-4927 000B9DM 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 000BDW9 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. 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Friday, May 11, 2012 ~ 27 www.smcitizen.com 2 ~ Friday, May 11, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Marions Most Wanted Jaime Edwards 35, felony violation of probation for organized fraud. Adriel Goodin 28, felony violation of probation fleeing eluding law enforcement officer, marijuana sale, manufacture, delivery, possession of drug paraphernalia misdemeanor, resisting law enforcement officer, no violence. Zavier Hester 44, felony violation of probation, driving while license suspended revoked canceled prior offense, resisting or obstructing an officer without violence, battery. Cantiniece Manigault 20, felony warrant retail grand theft. Chad McClintock 26, felony warrant count 1 grand theft statutory property; count 2 dealing in stolen property; count 3 violation of pawnbroker record keeping requirement-maintain. Thomas Weaver 37, felony violation of probation, trafficking in stolen property. ESL Ministry recognizedCollege Road Baptist Church recognized its ESL Ministry last Sunday (May 6.) as they complete their eighth year of classes to teach English and Citizenship. The classes will resume in September, but during the summer, students and staff meet for discussion every Wednesday at 6:30, an opportunity for international students to use the English they have learned. The photo above is a group shot of those who attended Sunday, both students and staff. At the right, Janet Smith presents a framed certificate to Lois and Billl Quick, who were honored for completing many years in the Literacy Ministries, and now must retire for health reasons.. Animal rescue seeks transport van donationSheltering Hands Animal Rescue is seeking a donation of a cargo van to transport cats in their Community Cats Program to spay and neuter. Vehicle must be in working condition. The donation is tax-deductible based on book value. 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BRIEFS Two schools affected by principal announcement Two local school are being affected by the announcement of a series of new principals by School Superintendent Jim Yancey. Jennifer Beck has been named the principal of Saddlewood Elementary, Ken McAteer has been named the principal at Reddick-Collier Elementary School. McAteer is currently assistant principal for curriculum at West Port High school. Beck began her district career in 1994 as a kindergarten teacher at Emerald Shores. She also taught at Wyomina Park and was assistant principal at Sparr.. In 2010, she moved to Eighth Street Elementary as assistant principal. McAteer started with the district in 1998 as an American History teacher at Belleview High. He served as dean there starting in 2004 then moved two years later to West Port High. INSIDE INDEX Bookmark...........................20 Cherrywood......................13 Judis Journal.....................12 Marion Landing..................6 Oak Run...............................22 Obituary................................3 OTOW...................................21 Out to Pastor.....................11 Pun Alley.............................20 Puzzles.................................23CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & Businesses FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2012 VOLUME 17 NUMBER 50 www.smcitizen.com 28 ~ Friday, May 11, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Sod Central burglary suspect arrestedMarion County Sheriffs deputies have arrested a suspect in a burglary at Sod Central on State Road 200 that took place in February. Dennis Graham ONeill, 44, of Southeast 28th Avenue, was accused of dealing in stolen property, burglary and grand theft. He was a former employee of the business. According to the report, the original investigation found that the business had been illegally entered at both the showroom and a storage area and various items were taken. Deputies went to the home of a relative of ONeill recently and discovered several of the missing items. Some of those recovered included a trailer, chain saw, hedge cutter, Weedeater, saw, and other materials. Also believed to be taken was an unlisted amount of currency and a laptop computer, among other things. ONeill was charged with commercial burglary, grand theft and dealing in stolen property. He was also charged with possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. His total bond was $16,000 and he remained in jail as of Wednesday, according to jail records. PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKAvengers movie opensThe opening of the Avengers at the Marion Theatre last Friday brought out several people in costume. Above, Caleb Johnson, 5, of Forest Glenn, posed and, despite the mask, even said cheese as his picture was taken. At the upper left, Carter Moore, 4, was all dressed up, and at the left, Sue McCue of northern Ocala poses with the Black Widow. PHOTO BY JIM CLARKDerby hat winner Rachel Kaser, left, was the winner of the contest on the Downtown Square on Saturday for the best Kentucky Derby hat. She was presented the basket by Angie Lewis. Graduating before they graduate West Port High School seniors receive AA diplomas at CF From the left, graduating West Port seniors who are already College of Central Florida grads are Justin Gonzales, Dakota Gardner and Gabriela Saenz.PHOTO BY JIM CLARK BY JIM CLARK Editor Last Friday, 42 West Port High School seniors graduated before they graduated. After taking advance courses from the College of Central Florida, the 42 received their Associate Degrees at the CF graduation last Friday evening more than a month before their scheduled June 7 commencement exercises at West Ports campus. Three of the graduates gave their views during an interview with a reporter the day before graduation from CF. Justin Gonzales, Dakota Gardner and Gabriela Saenz described what was going through their minds during their two-year course. Here are some of their responses: How long have you been in the local school system? Justin : I came from West Palm Beach in the sixth grade. Dakota : All the way through.Gabriela : I came here in the seventh grade from Miami. When did you first realize that you could get a head start on things? Justin : I first heard about the dual enrollment program as a freshman. My friend who was a junior graduated with her AA, and I thought that was really cool. He said he thought he could do that if he tried really hard. Dakota : Everything starts at home, so PLEASESEEGRADUATES PAGE3 LIBERTY MIDDLE SCHOOL PHOTOStory winner Jessica Patterson was the winner of a recent storywriting contest at Liberty Middle School. Her story starts on Page 18. Institute of Cardiovascular Excellence holds ribbon-cutting The Institute of Cardiovascular Excellence, 4730 S.W. 49th Road, just off State Road 200, held a ribbon-cutting in conjunction with the Ocala Marion County Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday morning. Dr. Asad Qamar spoke to the crowd that gathered, tours were given and a lunch catered by the Mojo Grille was provided. In the photo at the left, patient Angel Pumarol cuts the ribbon while Dr. Qamar, to his right, helps with the scissors. PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKAbove, some members of the Institute of Cardiovascular Excellence (ICE) staff mingle with the guests at the Chamber of Commerce event. Below, Carol Wheeler shows guests part of the catheterization lab. 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BRIEFS Two schools affected by principal announcementTwo local school are being affected by the announcement of a series of new principals by School Superintendent Jim Yancey. Jennifer Beck has been named the principal of Saddlewood Elementary, Ken McAteer has been named the principal at Reddick-Collier Elementary School. McAteer is currently assistant principal for curriculum at West Port High school. Beck began her district career in 1994 as a kindergarten teacher at Emerald Shores. She also taught at Wyomina Park and was assistant principal at Sparr.. In 2010, she moved to Eighth Street Elementary as assistant principal. McAteer started with the district in 1998 as an American History teacher at Belleview High. He served as dean there starting in 2004 then moved two years later to West Port High. INSIDE INDEX Bookmark...........................20 Cherrywood......................13 Judis Journal.....................12 Marion Landing..................6 Oak Run...............................22 Obituary................................3 OTOW...................................21 Out to Pastor.....................11 Pun Alley.............................20 Puzzles.................................23CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & BusinessesFRIDAY, MAY 11, 2012 VOLUME 17 NUMBER 50 www.smcitizen.com28~ Friday, May 11, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Sod Central burglary suspect arrestedMarion County Sheriffs deputies have arrested a suspect in a burglary at Sod Central on State Road 200 that took place in February. Dennis Graham ONeill, 44, of Southeast 28th Avenue, was accused of dealing in stolen property, burglary and grand theft. He was a former employee of the business. According to the report, the original investigation found that the business had been illegally entered at both the showroom and a storage area and various items were taken. Deputies went to the home of a relative of ONeill recently and discovered several of the missing items. Some of those recovered included a trailer, chain saw, hedge cutter, Weedeater, saw, and other materials. Also believed to be taken was an unlisted amount of currency and a laptop computer, among other things. ONeill was charged with commercial burglary, grand theft and dealing in stolen property. He was also charged with possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. His total bond was $16,000 and he remained in jail as of Wednesday, according to jail records. PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKAvengers movie opensThe opening of the Avengers at the Marion Theatre last Friday brought out several people in costume. Above, Caleb Johnson, 5, of Forest Glenn, posed and, despite the mask, even said cheese as his picture was taken. At the upper left, Carter Moore, 4, was all dressed up, and at the left, Sue McCue of northern Ocala poses with the Black Widow. PHOTO BY JIM CLARKDerby hat winnerRachel Kaser, left, was the winner of the contest on the Downtown Square on Saturday for the best Kentucky Derby hat. She was presented the basket by Angie Lewis. Graduating before they graduate West Port High School seniors receive AA diplomas at CF From the left, graduating West Port seniors who are already College of Central Florida grads are Justin Gonzales, Dakota Gardner and Gabriela Saenz.PHOTO BY JIM CLARK BY JIM CLARK EditorLast Friday, 42 West Port High School seniors graduated before they graduated. After taking advance courses from the College of Central Florida, the 42 received their Associate Degrees at the CF graduation last Friday evening more than a month before their scheduled June 7 commencement exercises at West Ports campus. Three of the graduates gave their views during an interview with a reporter the day before graduation from CF. Justin Gonzales, Dakota Gardner and Gabriela Saenz described what was going through their minds during their two-year course. Here are some of their responses: How long have you been in the local school system?Justin: I came from West Palm Beach in the sixth grade.Dakota: All the way through.Gabriela: I came here in the seventh grade from Miami. When did you first realize that you could get a head start on things?Justin: I first heard about the dual enrollment program as a freshman. My friend who was a junior graduated with her AA, and I thought that was really cool. He said he thought he could do that if he tried really hard.Dakota: Everything starts at home, so PLEASESEEGRADUATES, PAGE3 LIBERTY MIDDLE SCHOOL PHOTOStory winnerJessica Patterson was the winner of a recent storywriting contest at Liberty Middle School. Her story starts on Page 18. Institute of Cardiovascular Excellence holds ribbon-cutting The Institute of Cardiovascular Excellence, 4730 S.W. 49th Road, just off State Road 200, held a ribbon-cutting in conjunction with the Ocala Marion County Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday morning. Dr. Asad Qamar spoke to the crowd that gathered, tours were given and a lunch catered by the Mojo Grille was provided. In the photo at the left, patient Angel Pumarol cuts the ribbon while Dr. Qamar, to his right, helps with the scissors. PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKAbove, some members of the Institute of Cardiovascular Excellence (ICE) staff mingle with the guests at the Chamber of Commerce event. Below, Carol Wheeler shows guests part of the catheterization lab. 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Friday, May 11, 2012 ~ 27 www.smcitizen.com 2~ Friday, May 11, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Marions Most Wanted Jaime Edwards, 35, felony violation of probation for organized fraud. Adriel Goodin, 28, felony violation of probation fleeing eluding law enforcement officer, marijuana sale, manufacture, delivery, possession of drug paraphernalia misdemeanor, resisting law enforcement officer, no violence. Zavier Hester, 44, felony violation of probation, driving while license suspended revoked canceled prior offense, resisting or obstructing an officer without violence, battery. Cantiniece Manigault 20, felony warrant retail grand theft. Chad McClintock, 26, felony warrant count 1 grand theft statutory property; count 2 dealing in stolen property; count 3 violation of pawnbroker record keeping requirement-maintain. Thomas Weaver, 37, felony violation of probation, trafficking in stolen property. ESL Ministry recognizedCollege Road Baptist Church recognized its ESL Ministry last Sunday (May 6.) as they complete their eighth year of classes to teach English and Citizenship. The classes will resume in September, but during the summer, students and staff meet for discussion every Wednesday at 6:30, an opportunity for international students to use the English they have learned. The photo above is a group shot of those who attended Sunday, both students and staff. At the right, Janet Smith presents a framed certificate to Lois and Billl Quick, who were honored for completing many years in the Literacy Ministries, and now must retire for health reasons.. Animal rescue seeks transport van donationSheltering Hands Animal Rescue is seeking a donation of a cargo van to transport cats in their Community Cats Program to spay and neuter. Vehicle must be in working condition. The donation is tax-deductible based on book value. Contact Paula Bennighof, 352-291-1962pbennighof@gmail.com or Sheltering Hands Rescue at 352-817-0663 or sheltering hands@embarqmail.com. 000BE1M THESE ARE A FEW OF OUR SPECIALS. VISIT www .automaxocala.com TO VIEW OUR INVENTOR Y Rates from 1.9% Rates from 1.9% Rates from 1.9% ALL PRICES AND PAYMENTS ARE WITH $0 DOWN. SIGN AND DRIVE! NO GAMES, NO GIMMICKS. 1918 SW 17th St. AutoMaxOcala.com Quality Cars at Outlet Prices SENIOR CITIZEN SPECIAL Bring in this ad and receive a year of oil changes and car washes with every purchase. (see sales person for details) 1 BUICK REGAL CXL, LEATHER, LOADED, M119 $ 299 mo. $ 19,995 $ 19,995 $ 19,995 0 CADILLAC CTS LUXURY PKG. HTD/COOLED SEATS, M284 $ 375 mo. $ 23,995 $ 23,995 $ 23,995 1 CADILLAC TRUCK SRX LUXURY PKG, MOONROOF, M252 $ 479 mo. $ 31,995 $ 31,995 $ 31,995 1 CHEVROLET AVEO LT, GREAT MPG, M143 $ 165 mo. $ 10,995 $ 10,995 $ 10,995 1 CHEVROLET IMPALA LT, GREAT MPG, M273 $ 225 mo. $ 14,995 $ 14,995 $ 14,995 1 CHRYSLER 300 LIMITED, CHROME WHEELS, M322 $ 375 mo. $ 24,995 $ 24,995 $ 24,995 2 CHEVROLET MALIBU LT2, LEATHER, M307 $ 239 mo. $ 16,995 $ 16,995 $ 16,995 HONDA CR-V EX, MOONROOF, M10168 $ 265 mo. $ 17,495 $ 17,495 $ 17,495 0 HONDA CIVIC SDN LX, M172 $ 225 mo. $ 14,995 $ 14,995 $ 14,995 1 FORD TRUCK ESCAPE XLT, 4 TO CHOOSE FROM, M231 $ 269 mo. $ 17,995 $ 17,995 $ 17,995 1 FORD FUSION SEL, MOONROOF, ALL NEW BODY STYLE, M151 $ 239 mo. $ 15,995 $ 15,995 $ 15,995 2 FORD FOCUS SEL, MOONROOF, ALL NEW BODY STYLE, M144 $ 239 mo. $ 15,995 $ 15,995 $ 15,995 1 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SXT, POWER DOORS, M142 $ 269 mo. $ 17,995 $ 17,995 $ 17,995 1 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY TOURING, POWER DOORS/HATCH, M317 $ 285 mo. $ 18,995 $ 18,995 $ 18,995 1 HYUNDAI ACCENT GLS, M207 $ 165 mo. $ 10,995 $ 10,995 $ 10,995 1 HYUNDAI GENESIS M10200 $ 375 mo. $ 23,995 $ 23,995 $ 23,995 1 HYUNDAI SANTA FE GLS, M240 $ 269 mo. $ 17,995 $ 17,995 $ 17,995 2 HYUNDAI SONATA GLS, GREAT WARRANTY, M314 $ 269 mo. $ 17,995 $ 17,995 $ 17,995 1 KIA SEDONA LX, NICE VAN, M161 $ 255 mo. $ 16,995 $ 16,995 $ 16,995 1 KIA SORENTO LX, 3RD ROW, M114 $ 329 mo. $ 21,995 $ 21,995 $ 21,995 1 KIA SOUL PLUS MODEL, M316 $ 225 mo. $ 14,995 $ 14,995 $ 14,995 PONTIAC SOLSTICE LEATHER, CHROME WHEELS, M292 $ 255 mo. $ 16,995 $ 16,995 $ 16,995 11 TOYOTA CAMRY LEATHER, CHROME WHEELS, M303 $ 255 mo. $ 16,995 $ 16,995 $ 16,995 0 TOYOTA COROLLA LEATHER, CHROME WHEELS, M210 $ 209 mo. $ 13,995 $ 13,995 $ 13,995 1 TOYOTA SIENNA LE, CAPT CHAIRS, M283 $ 359 mo. $ 22,995 $ 22,995 $ 22,995 1 TOYOTA VENZA GREAT MPG, M111 $ 329 mo. $ 21,995 $ 21,995 $ 21,995 1 VOLVO S40 LEATHER, LOADED, M10161 $ 299 mo. $ 19,995 $ 19,995 $ 19,995 1 TOYOTA RAV4 M10203 $ 269 mo. $ 17,995 $ 17,995 $ 17,995 000BE64 000BF2Y Shear Joy Beauty Welcomes Judi (working Thurs. & Fri.) 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my mom, who is a single mom, believed that her child would not become a statistic, then put me through advanced programs, first private schools and then magnet schools. Tomorrows the big day; it all pays off.Gabriela: Ive always been in advanced courses, and I thought Id give it a shot, that I could do it, and here I am, Im graduating tomorrow. What do you want to do in the future?Justin: Im majoring at UCF in light design and my goal is to get a masters in technical theater, and Im going to double major in computer engineering.Dakota: A major passion of mine has been the human mind, why were thinking what were thinking, what youre thinking, I kind of want to go and learn more about psychology. He plans to attend Regent University in Virginia Beach.Gabriela: I am majoring in international relations and minoring in foreign languages. She will be attending UCF. What kind of courses did you have to take out of the norm?Justin: We had to take the basic courses last year, this year we could expand and take what we wanted to take. And I think the most fascinating course I took was human growth and development, and what that is, is how the human mind adapts over time, through trials and tribulations, eventually to death, and how they cope with death. That was my favorite course.Dakota: Actually, Ive gone through a transitional period over the past few months. I wanted to do accounting for such a long time so I was taking precalculus, economics all at a college level. It really opened my eyes into how our economy works, which is phenomenal to know. But it wasnt my calling.Gabriela: My favorite course was sociology. I got to learn about religion, you learn about government and economics, there was a whole bunch of variety. What do you say to fellow students who might be coming into the program?Justin: I would tell them to just try their hardest. It never hurts to take a chance on something that could change your life completely, and by taking this chance being able to get two years of college out of the way, saves us so much time by being able to take those prerequisites instead of taking them in actual college. Were able to expand on our major more and in depth.Dakota: It gives a solid foundation in time management, which is one of the most important things that you can do as a productive member of society. You need to pay your bills on time, you have deadlines and quotas to meet, depending on your profession, so this really gives you an introduction on how life is, and the workload of life.Gabriela: Its a great opportunity, if they think theyre capable and theyll do the work, I say they should go for it. It helps us get more mature and get ready for what happens after we graduate. And it helps us prepare, and it saves us two years. Do you worry at all about going into a four-year school as a junior, where youll be some of the youngest in you class.? Do you worry about fitting in?Justin: The way this program has taught me, age doesnt mean anything. The way your mind works, you can be a 15-year old and have the mind of a 30year old. It helps plan your future. If you think youre not going to fit in, thats not going to help you. Age is just a number. Its about how you put in your work and your effort, thats all that really matters in college.Dakota: I consider it an honor to be so young and to be able to rise to such an occasion, being a junior and being a freshman at the same time. Im blown away by the opportunity given to me.Gabriela: We take classes at CF, we encounter people much older us. We learn to be able to encounter other students. I think it will be a great chance, a great opportunity. What are your extracurricular activities?Justin: I am in theater, so I am here almost every single day until 9 p.m. Its a lot of work, but Ive been able to manage and organize how I study, how I take notes, how I do my homework, helped me to develop an organized lifestyle. Hes behind the scenes, building sets, lighting up the show, doing the sound, the little things youre not supposed to notice.Dakota: I am in the band, play trumpet. That includes the marching band, symphonic band, jazz band, its been a phenomenal experience, helped me be the leader I am. Ive been band captain, been quartermaster, given responsibility in charge of so many people, with power comes responsibility. Its been a challenge.Gabriela: I was in ROTC for three years, they teach you leadership, they have many different activities. Like the military they have rankings and the higher you get, the more people you have underneath you. Im also on the tennis team. Did it ever occur to you, wow, were graduating before getting out of high school?Justin: It hasnt hit me yet, but after I look back on all the work that Ive done the past two years, Ive gone through a lot, and its definitely changed how my mindset is and it has made be a better person.Dakota: I absolutely feel that I have met my potential, and I really feel that I made my mom proud. And that was something rally big for me. Im not a statistic.Gabriela: I feel accomplished, Im graduating tomorrow, and I still cant believe I can say Im graduating from college before I graduate from high school. Is there anything you want to add?Gabriela: The professors here are incredible, leaving a lasting impact on me, I definitely recommend it. Its a great experience, you wont miss out. Dakota: I think being at West Port and CF dual enrollment has really opened the door for me, you can go to college now, you can save money, you dont have to be a statistic. Its been a challenge, but its been awesome, you can let the next generation know what to look out for.Justin: I cant stress enough how many opportunities you have if youre in this program. If you just graduate with a high school diploma, you have to take courses for two years in college spending money that doesnt have to be spent. With these two years, we have so much more time, freedom and money to use for our benefit. Weve all grown up together. It expands your mind because of how well the professors teach, how well they involve their students, how well theyre organized. Everything about this program has been able to better me as a person and get me prepared for what life really is. Have you talked to your older relatives to see what it was like when they went to high school?Justin: My family grew up in California told me I was blessed with this wonderful opportunity. After listening to them and going through all these courses, all the rigorous and tedious things, I can see what a better all-around person Ive become.Dakota: My grandmother told me school wasnt really a priority for many students. They said the schools didnt offer as much as they did now. They didnt have honors courses, didnt have advanced placement courses.Gabriela: My family is from Ecuador, everything is much different. My mom says she wishes they had this. She didnt really tell me much.Friday, May 11, 2012 ~ 3 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. 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We have a special choral group known as the Journey Singers that sings songs of healing and comfort at the bedsides of the ill or dying at the four Marion County Hospice Houses, private homes, and other selective venues. We offer a wide choice of music, including spiritual, secular and patriotic selections. If you can read music and sing a cappella (that is, without instrumental accompaniment), and have a compassionate heart, join us in this rewarding journey. Call Kathy Berning at 352-873-7441 for details. 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Friday, May 11, 2012 ~ 25 www.smcitizen.com 000BEJG For all your heavy equipment needs Lot / Land Clearing / Demolition Property Clean Ups / Complete Tree Service Fill Dirt Limerock Driveways LICENSED AND INSURED CHECK OUT HOW YOU CAN SAVE! TREE SERVICE/SITE PREP LAND CLEARING AND HAULING LLC 352-207-2904 VISIT OUR Website: www.cmhcontracting.com 4~ Friday, May 11, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Community calendar Saturday, May 12 Latin-American event at Circle Square Enjoy a night of Latin flare during the Latin-American Festival at the Circle Square Commons Town Square on Saturday, May 12, from 5 to 10 p.m. Come celebrate the sounds, tastes and zest of Latin America with live music by Grupo Salsarengue, Latin American food, dancing and traditional Latin dance performances by A MAGI Dance Group. This event is free and open to the public. Circle Square Commons Town Square is at 8409 S.W. 80th St., Ocala. For more information visit: www.CircleSquareCommons.com.High Tea at Church of AdventThe Church of the Advent at 11251 S.W. Highway 484 (across from the fire department) is having a High Tea on Saturday, May 12, the day before Mothers Day. It will begin at 2 p.m. and the ticket cost is $10 per person. Hats and gloves are optional but bring your own tea cup. There will be entertainment and an array of prizes. Join us for a fun-filled day. For more information, call 352-465 7272.Leave your name and number, we will return your call.Methodist Men plan breakfastThe Methodist Men will serve their famous and delicious all-can-you-eat breakfast on Saturday, May 12 from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. A complete menu with a wide variety of breakfast fare is offered for $5. Ocala West United Methodist Church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St., Ocala. Look for the signs. Make plans now to bring your friends and attend. All proceeds help fund a variety of local charities. Sunday, May 13 Brunch at West Marion MooseThe Mothers Day Brunch at the West Marion Moose Lodge will be May 13 and is open to the public. An additional treat is a flower gift for each mom. Brunch will be served from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. The public is invited to this special Mothers Day Event. West Marion Moose Lodge 2356 is at 10411 S.W. 110th St., one mile north of State Road 200, across from Oak run entrance. Phone is 352-854-2200.Comission to start earlyThe May 15 Marion County Board of County Commissioners meeting originally scheduled for 9 a.m. has been rescheduled for 8:30 a.m. in the McPherson Complex Auditorium (601 S.E. 25th Ave., Ocala). The meeting will recess at 10 a.m. and reconvene at 1:30 p.m., if necessary. If reconvening is not necessary, the regularly scheduled zoning meeting will begin at 2 p.m. For more information, contact the commission office at 352-438-2323.Bahia Oaks homeowners tomeetBahia Oaks Mobile Homeowners Association (BOHA) will hold their next meeting on Tuesday, May 15, at 6:30 p.m., at the Freedom Library, 5870 S.W. 95th St., Ocala. All homeowners are invited.Wednesday, May 16 Conversation to practice EnglishCollege Road Baptist Church, 5010 S.W. College Road, offers its free summer program, "Conversation Cafe," welcoming all internationals with an opportunity to practice speaking English in a small group setting, every Wednesday at 6:30. Child care is provided. No books, no classes, just talking. More information at 352-854-6981.Thursday, May 17 Air Force Association meetsThe Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association (AFA) will hold its May meeting on Thursday, May 17, at 7 p.m., at the Ocala Regional Airport Administration Building, 750 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. Representatives from the Marion County Sheriff's Office, Division of Emergency Management, will brief us on what to do if a hurricane hits our part of Florida. Everyone is welcome. For information call Mike Emig 352-854-8328.Friday, May 18 Spaghetti dinner at Queen of PeaceQueen of Peace Catholic Church will hold an all-youcan-eat spaghetti and meatball dinner with a 25-item salad bar on Friday, May 18 from 4 to 6 p.m. The cost is $7 per person, beverage included and children under 18 eat free.Saturday, May 19 Italian Dinner at St. JudeThe annual Italian Dinner sponsored by the Ladies Guild is planned for Saturday, May 19, at 5:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall of St. Jude Catholic Community. A traditional Italian meal will be served. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children under the age of 12. Takeouts will be available as usual. Tickets will be available before and after the weekend Masses. No tickets will be sold at the door. For additional information please contact Linda at 532-347-0154. St. Jude Catholic Community is at 443 Marion Oaks Drive in Marion Oaks. Two-day show for Dunnellon HighThe Hallelujah Girls will be presented by the Dunnellon High School Drama Club at the Dunnellon Train Depot on May 19, 7 p.m. and May 20, 3:30 p.m. This play is a joyful comedy that will make you laugh out loud and shout "Hallelujah!" The train depot is in historic downtown Dunnellon at 12061 S. Williams St. Tickets are $5 each and sold at the door. Call Dianne Sellner at Dunnellon High School at 352465-6745 for more information. On Saturday, May 12, letter carriers throughout Marion County will participate in the 20th annual National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) National Food Drive to Stamp Out Hunger. This annual effort has become the largest one-day food drive in the nations history, resulting in more than a half billion pounds of food to local food banks, pantries and shelters in all 50 states. Last year in Marion County, 278,500 pounds of nonperishable food was collected and donated to Interfaith Emergency Services for distribution to the Salvation Army, Brothers Keeper, St. Theresas Catholic Church and the Help Agency of the Forest food banks. The Ocala Post Office was ranked first in the nation in their union member category for the fifth year for the communitys outstanding effort in supporting this program. In Marion County alone, more than one million pounds of food has been collected. Postal customers are asked to hang a food donation on their mailbox before their letter carrier delivers the mail on Saturday, May 12, and the carrier will do the rest. Collection barrels will also be set up at all Post Office branches to accommodate those with Post Office Boxes. For individuals interested in volunteering for the collection and unloading/loading, please call Thomas Curtis at 572-5634. Service hours for high school students are available. United Way of Marion County, USPS, Campbells, Valpak, Feeding America, the National Rural Letter Carriers Association and AFL-CIO have partnered with the NALC to help stamp out hunger. Letter carriers to pick up food Saturday Jim Duncan, CEO of Sumter Electric Cooperative, announced that four graduating seniors from SECOs service territory in Southwest Ocala have each won $2,500 scholarships from the Cooperative. According to Duncan, SECOs scholarship program began in 1996 when the SECO Board of Trustees first approved it. Since then, including this years winners, SECO has awarded 209 scholarships to deserving high school seniors. Duncan said, With todays high cost of a college education, every dollar that can be dedicated to the pursuit of higher education is important. At SECO were very proud of the young people in our service territory and we hope that, following college, some of them will bring their new found skills and knowledge back to our area. We wish our scholars well as they pursue their academic endeavors. This year 199 qualified applicants from throughout SECOs service territory were evaluated based on their scholastic achievements, school and community service activities, and financial need. Among the winners are Shannon BriAnne Hill and Stephanie Ann Miller, both of West Port High School, Matthew Robert Deming of Dunnellon High School and Nyron M. Sammy of Meadowbrook Academy. 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All dinners are open to the public in the hall. The Mens Auxiliary serves shrimp and wing baskets on the first and third Friday, 4 to 6 p.m. A fish fry is held on the second and fourth Friday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. V-Burgers (two for $2 along with chips and special beer prices) are available on the last Tuesday of the month, 4 to 5:30 p.m. On the second Tuesday of the month the Ladies Dinner is served from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The menu includes the monthly main course, salad, rolls, and dessert for $7. A Mothers Day Ham Dinner with all the trimmings will be held on Sunday, May 13 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Donation is $7. Bingo is open to the public each Monday and Thursday with early bird specials starting at 11:30 a.m. Lunch is available until 1:30 p.m. Members and Guests Monday Night Bar Bingo is played in the Canteen from 6 to 8 p.m. Food is available from 5 to 6. Enjoy the entertainment of karaoke on Friday from 6 to 10 p.m. and on Saturday from 7 to 11 p.m.Friday, May 11, 2012 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 24~ Friday, May 11, 2012 www.smcitizen.com S candinav ian C lub to meetThe Scandinavian Club of Marion County invites people of Danish, Finish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish decent to join us at our next meeting on May 19 at 11:30 a.m. at the Ocala Hilton, 3600 S.W. 36th Ave. in Ocala. The menu will be Chicken Cordon Bleu or Bourbon Salmon with rice, vegetables, salad, coffee and dessert. The entertainment will be Silver and Ivory. The cost is $16 per person. Reservations, food preference and payment must be made in advance. Payment must be received by Wednesday the 16th of May. Checks to be made out to Don Clauson and mailed to Don Clauson, 5901 S.W. 86th Place, Ocala, FL 34476. For further details call Jim Neate 352 687-1580, Don Clauson 352 861-1235 or Terry Rasmussen 352 347-8362. Sunday, May 20 W est P ort student concert at UCCDominic Muzzi will perform a piano concert on Sunday, May 20 at 3 p.m., at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 7171 S.W. State Road 200 (352-237-3035). Dominic is a senior at West Port High School and serves as accompanist for the Central Florida Master Choir. The concert is free, but donations will be accepted and presented to Dominic to help with upcoming college expenses as he pursues a career in music.Marian Musical Meditation at S t. J udeSunday, May 20 at 4 p.m. is the date and time for the special Marian Music Meditation Program to be presented by the Music Ministry of St. Jude Catholic Community, 443 Marion Oaks Drive in Marion Oaks. May is the month devoted to Mary, the Mother of God and we show our devotion to her through music, scripture and prayer. Everyone is welcome to attend. There is no charge.Monday, May 21 Leg ion post to meetThe Ralph J Green American Legion Post # 354 will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, May 21 at 1 p.m. in the community room of the Sheriffs Brian Litz Building, 9048 S.W. State Road 200. Try to arrive early to enjoy light refreshments and comradeship with fellow veterans. For more information telephone Commander Fred Pulis at 352-854-9976.R etired nurses to meetThe Citrus Marion Chapter of the Registered Nurses Retired (RNR) will meet at West Marion Medical Building, Room 240, on Monday, May 21. Sign-in for the meeting starts at 11 a.m., lunch at 11:30 and the speaker follows at noon. Our speaker will be Dr. Jose Gaudier who will speak on Medicine in Art History. Our charity is the Ocala Domestic/Sexual Assault Center. Items needed are: food items such as mayonnaise, jelly, cereals, children's snacks, bottled water and juice. Household supplies such as bleach, laundry detergent, dish soap, scrubbing sponges, sheets and towels are also needed. Retired RN's wishing to attend should contact Gladys at 352-854-2677 or Mary Jane at 352-726-6882 by Thursday May 17. Tuesday, May 29 B reast cancer g roup to meetThe Breast Cancer SOS (Sisterhood of Survivors) support group meets the last Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St., room 104. The May 29 meeting will be a presentation by Knan Lee, who will speak and demonstrate Hatha Yoga, which relaxes the body and mind, improves musculoskeletal fitness and flexibility, and elevates health and well being. For further information, call Gail Tirpak at 352-2916904.Sunday, June 3 B lueberr y F estiv al plannedOn Sunday, June 3, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ramada Conference Center, 3810 N.W. Bonnie Heath Blvd. (U.S. Highway 27), the inaugural Blueberry Festival will take place, to benefit Sheltering Hands Rescue. There will be arts and crafts, prizes, a baking contest, 50/50 raffle, book sale, plants, a food area and fresh blueberries. There will also be Horebowtique Mini Therapy pigs, Brick City Oil Slickers VW Club, Ocala K-9 Unit, Ocala Carriage rides, Rowdy Boys Barbershop Quartet and the Blueberry Princess. Admission is $1 for adults Children under 12 are free. For more information call 352-291-1962 or email at pbennighof@gmail. Moose Lodge activitiesLunch Menu 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. May 12, Saturday, Taco Buffet 5-7 p.m. Barry and Nancy Name That Tune Contest 7 p.m. May 13, Sunday, Mothers Day Brunch (Brunch is open to the public) 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A flower for each mom. Bar Bingo 4 p.m. May 14, Monday, Shuffleboard 12:30 p.m. Moose Legion Meeting 6 p.m., LOOM Meeting 7 p.m. May 15, Tuesday, Pork Loin Dinner and Spanish Rice 5 to 7 p.m. Jersey Cowboy Karaoke. May16, Wednesday, WOTM Meeting 7 p.m. May 17, Thursday, Euchre and Pitch 1 p.m. Stir Fry and Rice 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Shuffleboard 7 p.m. May 18, Friday, Fish or Shrimp 5 to 7 p.m. Singing and Dancing. West Marion Moose Lodge 2356, open for members and qualified guests is at 10411 S.W. 110th St., one mile north of State Road 200 across from Oak run entrance. VFW activities Summer will be here before we know it. That means millions of high school and college students will be searching for jobs. Whether a new worker is beginning the career of a lifetime or just earning some extra money for the school year to come, there is one question that is likely to be on each new workers mind when they see their first pay stub: Wheres the rest of my money? Generally, employers are required to withhold Social Security and Medicare tax from a workers paycheck. The amounts you pay in Social Security and Medicare taxes are matched by your employer. Usually the money that is withheld is referred to as Social Security taxes on the employees payroll statement. Sometimes the deduction is labeled as FICA taxes, which stands for Federal Insurance Contributions Act. So let us tell you how that money is being used, and whats in it for you. The taxes paid now translate to a lifetime of protection, when you eventually retire or if you become disabled. In the event that you die young, your dependent children and spouse may be able to receive survivors benefits based on your work. Today you probably have family members grandparents, for example who already enjoy Social Security benefits that your Social Security taxes help provide. You may be a long way from retirement now, so you may find it hard to appreciate the value of benefits that could be 40 or 50 years away. But consider that your Social Security taxes could pay off sooner than you think. Social Security provides valuable disability benefits and studies show that a 20year-old has about a three in 10 chance of becoming disabled sometime before reaching retirement age. Another bit of helpful advice for young workers: be wary if youre offered a job under the table or off the books. If you work for any employer who pays you only in cash, understand that youre likely not getting Social Security credit for the work youre doing. Want to learn more about Social Security and what it means to young workers? If so, we invite you to enjoy a webcast: Social Security 101: Whats In It For Me? The webcast will fill you in on the details you should know to get the most out of Social Security. Check it out at www.socialsecurity.gov/webinars/social_security_101.html. If you have questions about Social Security, the best place to go is online to www.socialsecurity.gov.Adon Williams is Social Security district manager in Ocala. Why young workers should care about Social Security SOCIAL SECURITY A WAdon Williams Fine Arts For Ocala (FAFO) will hold the 19th annual Symphony Under The Stars on Sunday, May 13, Mothers Day, at the Ocala Golf Club on Silver Springs Boulevard, (formerly Ocala Municipal Golf Course). The Ocala Symphony Orchestra will be performing a celebration of music from the last four decades. The evening is family oriented and picnic baskets are encouraged. Spread a blanket, bring your own folding lawn chairs. Theres not a bad seat in the house. It is an evening of music under the stars that ends with a spectacular fireworks display. The gates open at 6 p.m. The concert starts at 7. There will be vendors selling food and drinks, or patrons may bring their own. Adirondack chairs may be reserved by calling 352-867-0355. There will be a raffle where youll have the opportunity to win items donated by participating artists from the 2011 Ocala Arts Festival. Golf cart transportation will again be available for those patrons who need assistance from the parking areas. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children ages 6 to 12. Children under 6 are free. Tickets may be purchased at the gate, or in advance at: Carriage Trade, the FAFO office, Francks Pharmacy, Gateway Bank, Macys, Ocala Golf Club, Stellas Modern Pantry, The Villages Plastic Surgery & Yours Truly. 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Friday, May 11, 2012 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com 6~ Friday, May 11, 2012 www.smcitizen.com M AINTAIN THE H EALTH OF Y OUR B USINESS Advertise in ARIES (March 21 to April 19) TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) CANCER (June 21 to July 22) LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) BORN THIS WEEK: Leisure At the May 1 Tuesday Social, Jan and Kaz Sekurski were honored for their years of service to the community of Marion Landing. In his presentation, Board President Joe Raffony described our volunteers as follows: Were honoring a couple who moved to Marion Landing in 1999. Currently, they are both members of Patrol and Lock Up. Over the years, they have helped with many dances held in the Lifestyle Center, and she helps with decorations for many events. Both our honorees are former Sunshine Committee members, and she was a Bingo caller. Just recently, you saw them both participating in quite a few of our Senior Games. Now here are your best clues. She sings in the Landing Lites, and he is a member of our Sound Crew. It is my pleasure to introduce Jan and Kaz Sekurski as our Volunteers of the Month. Kaz and Jans engraved plaque will join the more than 145 other volunteers recognized by the community since 2001, all of which are posted in the Lifestyle Center. Award recipients are chosen from a list of residents who are nominated for the award by their peers. If you would like to nominate a fellow resident for a volunteer recognition award, please forward your recommendation, in writing, to a Board member, member of the Activities Support Committee, or the Activities Director.Senior GamesIt was two weeks of intense competition and loads of fun as 118 residents participated in the Marion Landing Senior Games from April 9 through April 21. There were 66 different events, and attendance in 12 or more events would earn participants a coveted Ed Morgan Fitness Award. The 46 players who placed in that category were: Joan Buzzek, Pete Buzzek, Armando Cantele, Marg Carlquist, Jerry Conklin, Marian Curtin, Ed DeMauex, Jim Dillon, Patty Diuguid, Armand Duquette, Rachel Glenn, Richard Grube, Liz Herrick, Jesse James, Larry Keables, Pat Kennison, Sue Kiger, Jeannine Kristan, Charlie Leagra, Stephanie Leagra, Abby Litchert, Barbara Litchert, Helen Martinez, Charlie Mock, Don Norris, Lois Norris, Sandy Olmsted, Evelyn Olsen, Carol Pfeil, Jim Pohlers, Lee Reynolds, Dave Rusch, Lorraine Russo, Art Salzlein, Carolyn Salzlein, Bob Schmidt, Donna Schmidt, Jan Sekurski, Kaz Sekurski, Howard Shay, Mike Soter, Dot Toneske, Pat Verbanatz, Ken Welsh, Mary Jane Welsh and Pat Wurst. They received their awards at the April 28 Breakfast of Champions held in the Lifestyle Center. Howard Shay, this years Senior Games chairperson, sent me the following note: One hundred and eighteen neighbors from all corners of Marion Landing had the opportunity to meet each other, compete against each other, and have some good times with familiar friends and new acquaintances at our recent Senior Games. There were 66 different events during the twoweek period, and one couldnt help but notice the flurry of people as they scurried from event to event. We are very thankful that Mother Nature provided such wonderful weather. Thanks again to the 10 new games directors who filled in this year and to the 23 returning directors who ensured the games continued as in the past. The physical and administrative support from Leland was greatly appreciated. And we cant forget the breakfast crew who got up before the break of dawn to put on our Breakfast of Champions. Add in a committee of 14 and you can see how much of a full community planning event the Senior Games are. Now its time to slow down a bit and enjoy the summer. Until next year A memorable showThe audience took a walk down memory lane during Little Theatres performance of The Golden Age of Radio on April 21 in the Lifestyle Center. The show was a throwback to when one used their imagination to picture the stories broadcast on shows like Burns and Allen and listen to entertainment featured on Ted Macks Amateur Hour. Little Theatre brought you back to that era with their skits and wonderful performances. The set, skillfully crafted by Ed Gorsky and Bob West, was reminiscent of old time radio shows. Charlie Mock was the Announcer and Dotty Bouchet, Marilyn Darnell and Marilyn Pineau were the Commercial Singers with Ardith Thomas as the piano accompanist. The first of the five skits, Burns & Allen, headlined Jim Pohlers as George and Shirley Martin as Gracie, with Betty Kraus as Billie, George Taragna as Mr. Jetson, Ethel Taragna as Volunteers recognized for service at Marion Landing PHOTO BY DIANE BRESSBoard President Joe Raffony presents Kaz and Jan Sekurski with their Volunteer Recognition Certificate after the May 1 Social. PLEASESEELANDING, PAGE7 MARION LANDING D BDiane Bress 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. 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On Tuesday, May 22, Renaissance Women will have High Tea at Stone Creek beginning at 11:30 a.m. The cost will be $12.95. Call Norma at 352-854-1910 to make your reservation or for more information. The regular meeting will take place on Sunday, May 27, at 2 p.m. Palm Grove. All women of Oak Run are encouraged to come and find out what we have planned. There will be a trip to the Hard Rock Casino in Tampa on Sept. 19. Valerie will host this trip which is offered by Oak Run Travel. Call her at 352873-1633 for more informationDonut Drop In /Mini Book SaleJoin your friends, and make some new ones, tomorrow, Saturday, May 12 for the Donut Drop In. Have donuts, juice, coffee and tea from 8 to 10 a.m. in the Orchid Club. At the same time and place Friends of the Library will be having a mini book sale. Do You Remember?Tune in channel 12 for Len Teitlers presentation of the St. Valentines Day dinner dance fund raiser for St. Judes Childrens Hospital, narrated by Anna Boodee. It will air following FYI daily at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. from May 11 to May 18. Photography ClubThe Photography Club will review photos submitted by members and will have a business meeting to discuss the clubs meeting format for the 2012-13 club year at their next meeting on Monday, May 14, at 7 p.m. in the Orchid Club. Members should come prepared to discuss what they prefer and what they do not prefer in future club programs. Our goal is to have a format that is interesting and educational for Oak Run amateur photographers of all skill levels, especially those who wish to improve and or share their skills. We need to know what you want from the club and what you are willing to do for the club. Also, we need to know what kind of pizza you like! In June the club will provide pizza for us to enjoy as we review our best photos of the year. In order to know what to order, we need to know your preferences. There will be a sign up sheet at the door as you sign in so you can let us know what to order.New York ClubWhat! You forgot to get your tickets to our last dinner/dance for this season? Well, last chance. New Yorkers, if you call Jeanne Kozloff at 352-854-1172 or Betty Palazza at 352-8549628 they just might have some left. Cost for members is $15 and guests, $18. Any Oak Runners interested, please contact John McHale, president, if you have any questions at 352362-3465. Members from the VFW will be present. Im sure many of you will be part of our Orchid Club parade to pay tribute to our service men and women wherever they may be. You may wear or display our great countrys colors but this is optional. Caterers will provide turkey and all the traditional sides. You may bring the beverage of your choice. George will provide music that should keep you on the dance floor til your feet give out. Save some energy for our famous Corners Dance Contest. Of course, there will be door prizes and 50/50 (80/20) drawings will take place later in the evening. Mark your calendars for our next coming event which will be on Saturday, Sept. 29, with a theme of Day at the Races NASCAR. Please contact Ginny Emerick at 352-8545120 if you know anyone in the club who would like a kind word. Keep cool!!Italian American ClubDue to many of the members being away we are not having an event in June. Our next fun outing will be in July. You can look forward to our flyers, advertisements and a theme which will be enjoyable, and fun. Call Vinny at 352237-2314 or John at 352-8611444 if you have any questions. Have a great month, enjoy this beautiful weather, the pools and our lovely surroundings.Oak Run TravelCome along on another trip to Hard Rock on Sept. 19 with host Valerie Oddo. Departure time was changed to 12:15 p.m. and the bus will return around 7 p.m. Get $30 in free play and a $5 food voucher for $22 per person cost, including the bus drivers tip. Tickets are still available for the dog races at the Derby Club on Sept. 22. Call Don and Carol Forgette to get in on this one. Cost is $40 per person including a buffet lunch with both brunch and lunch items and the drivers tip. Dont forget the All Access Tour of the Daytona Speedway on Oct. 4. Bob and Norma Richards are hosts and the costs of $43 includes the tour and the bus drivers tip. Lunch is on your own. Connie Smith just booked Menopause the Musical for Sunday, Dec. 2, at 2 p.m. Come join the sisterhood, four women at a lingerie sale with nothing in common but a black lace bra and memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex and more! This joyful musical parody set to classic tunes from the 60s, 70s and 80s will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles; a must-see show, the #1 girls night out. Call Connie Smith right away as the trip will start selling as soon as the word gets out.Royal Oaks Womens 18 Hole GolfOn Tuesday, May 1, we played Low Net. The winners were: First Flight 1st place, Elsa Berbig, 2nd place, Kerry Tims, 3rd place, Bea Terry; Second Flight 1st place, Sheila Adams, 2nd place, Joan OBrien, 3rd place, Barb Scozzafava; Third Flight 1st place, Ginger Drake, 2nd place, Donna Gwin, 3rd place, Inge Szabo. Sheila Adams was Closest to the Pin.. The beautiful spring weather continues and we do not hear any complaints!!Royal Oaks Lady NinersOn May 3 the Niners changed to the back nine and played two best balls with a two man team. The winning team was Sally Crass, Joyce Madill, Ilene Simnowitz, and BJ Lassiter. Closest to pin on hole #16 was Bette Johnson. Chip-ins on hole #12 was Pat Salberg and on hole #17 was BJ Lassiter. Royal Oaks Mens GolfOn May 4 we played a new game called Shambles. All members of a team drive, and the longest drive is selected. From that point each individual plays their own ball the rest of the way. The scoring is the usual three best net. However, there must be some long ball hitters out there, as the scores were low! The winners with a 174 (honest) were Ron Kowalewski, Bill Ellin, Paul Colatruglio, and Paul Valois. Second with a 179 were Ron Tennant, Gene Topp, George Gariepy, and John Foutty. Third with a 180 were Ron Catapano, Sam Owens, Don Aubrey, and Joe Paller. Closest to the pin were Ron Kowalewski, Emmett Dowling, John Foutty, and Mike Madill. We had 42 players this day, and all seemed to enjoy the change from the usual game. Good to mix it up once in a while. Dont forget to sign up for the Low Net Championship on May 16 and May 18. Carol Anns CornerMr. Cody and I have a large number of different activities planned for the next few months with many changes in our schedule. As a result, Im not sure that I will be able to take handwritten or typed submissions, or pictures, for the column from my cubby in a timely manner. There is also the possibility that at times messages left on my answering machine may not be picked up as soon as you would like. Therefore, from now until I notify you otherwise, please do not put anything for the column in my cubby or leave me messages. Continue to send articles and pictures to democratcarol@deccacable.com. However, anything that you cannot send via e-mail should be taken to the Citizen office in Kingsland Plaza opposite Pine Run. Indicate on these submissions that they have not been sent to me and be sure to identify all persons in photographs. Thanks. Friday, May 11, 2012 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 22~ Friday, May 11, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Meredith, Eddie Mock as the Drug Store Deliveryman, Mary Ann Hall as Dr. Miller and Amelia Heye as the I.R.S. Representative. Next was Dr. I.Q., with Jim Adwell in the leading role and Carol Mock as Martha. There were plenty of audience participants including Mary Ebli as Prudence Plunkett, Joy Asashon as Alberta Jones, Joan Ritter as Mae West, Doris Gorsky as Garnett Stone, Harold and Amelia Heye as Junior and Juno Johnson and Bob Fink as Harold Hangover. Fran Szutar played Blanche and Bob West was John in The Bickersons; and in Fibber McGee and Molly, Bob Fink was Fibber, Carol Mock was Molly with Frank Szutar as Old Timer, Shirley Martin as Little Girl, George Taragna as Gildersleeve and Ethel Taragna as Mrs. Wilcox. Ted Mack Amateur Hour rounded out the evening with Bob West as Ted Mack and Jim Pohlers as his Assistant; Joan Dopler was Marlene Dietrich, Dotty Bouchet and Mary Ann Hall were the Flitter Twins and Frank Szutar was Millard Goldenwhistle. But it was Jim and Paula Adwell as the Hawaiian Musicians who brought down the house as Herman and Heidi Ho. No show goes on without an outstanding support staff. Along with our wonderful director Donna Taylor and assistant directors Amelia Heye and Fran Szutar, Ed Gorsky and Bob West crafted the props, Art Dopler worked the Sound Booth, Don Kraus shot video, Mary Ann Hall produced the programs, Joan Dopler ran ticket sales, Walter York and his committee set up the room, and Rachel Glen and Pat Smith ran the Refreshment Committee. Director Donna Taylor said she was really pleased with the turnout. This was a fun show to do, and we really appreciate the support from the community. As for Little Theatres next show, round and round she goes, and where she stops, nobody knows.Tuesday speakerOur speaker this month is Dr. Hanimi R. Challa, who specializes in internal and geriatric medicine here in Ocala. Dr. Challa will speak to us about Gluten, Glucose and the Glycemic Index. Simply put, gluten is a type of protein found in most grains, cereals, and breads; glucose is sugar; and the glycemic index is a measure of the effects of carbohydrates in food on blood sugar levels. Dr. Challa will explain all this in detail and will answer any questions you may have on the topic on Tuesday, May 15, directly after the Social. Blood Drive WednesdayThe Big Red Bus will be in the Lifestyle Center parking lot on Wednesday, May 16, to take your donation; so roll up your sleeves and do your part to help Floridas Blood Centers, the only blood bank that serves Marion County hospitals. Residents may sign up on the Blood Drive sheet hanging on the Activity Wall, or see Pat Wurst and her volunteers in the lobby the day the bus is here. Remember, you can donate blood even if you have high blood pressure, are diabetic, and you only need be cancer-free for one year. Donating blood not only helps others, but is beneficial to yourself, as well. Pat tells us that if you donate blood every other month, you may reduce your risk of heart attack by as much as 70%. That fact alone should bring you to the Lifestyle Center Wednesday morning on May 16. Remember to eat breakfast and drink plenty of liquids before you come. We hope to see you there!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. Reservations are still being accepted for our seven night Eastern Caribbean cruise in January 2013. Sail aboard the brand new ship Celebrity Reflection departing from Miami on January 5 with stops in San Juan, St. Maarten and St. Kitts. Rates include all port charges, taxes, round-trip bus from Ocala, gratuities, and one-hour open bar cocktail party. A $250 deposit will hold your space. There are only a few seats left for the trip to Ed Fletchers Early Bird Dinner Theater to see Nobodys Perfect on July 12. Tickets are $70 each and include round-trip motor coach, hot buffet, all tax and gratuities. Enjoy an evening of dinner and entertainment aboard the Starlight Majesty on Wednesday, Aug. 22. The trip includes round-trip motor coach departing Ocala at 4 p.m. and returning approximately midnight, 3-hour dinner cruise with various meal choices, entertainment, all taxes and gratuities for $89 per person. This is a wonderful way to spend an August evening, so reserve your seat soon. Join your friends on Labor Day, September 3, at Tropicana Field to see the New York Yankees play the Tampa Bay Rays. Tickets are $100 each and include the bus and seats in the lower box behind the plate and gratuities. Game time is 1:10 p.m. Get your passport readyMarion Landing is going to Montego Bay. Join in on the all-inclusive six day/five night stay at the 4-star Sunset Beach Resort and Spa in Jamaica from Sept. 16 to 21. Rates include all meals and drinks, nightly shows, five restaurants with loads of daily activities and nightly entertainment. Dont miss this great adventurelimited space is available. Oktoberfest in Helen, Georgia, from Oct. 22 to 25 is a trip you wont want to miss. Youll think youve stepped into an alpine village complete with cobblestone alleys and old-world towers. The trip includes three nights at the Hampton Inn in downtown Helen, breakfast daily, lunch at Unicoi State Park, two dinners, admission to Festhalle with dinner and entertainment, tour of the winery, grainery and a stop at a local pottery. You will also visit the new Babyland General Hospital, home of the Cabbage Patch Doll. A deposit will hold your space for this trip.Diane Bress is Marion Landings Activities Director and an employee of Leland Management, Inc. LANDINGCONTINUED FROM PAGE 6 Marion Landings Little Theatre Group cast of The Golden Days of RadioPHOTO PROVIDED BY AMELIA HEYE Renaissance Women to have High Tea at Stone Creek OAK RUN C WCarol AnnWheeler Sitel confirms its coming to Ocala with 500 jobsSitel, a leading global business process outsourcing (BPO) provider, today announced the opening of a new call center in Ocala. This will entail hiring 500 inbound customer support agents, as well as management and support positions for a major telecommunications company. Sitels Vice President of Human Resources for the Americas, Judy Morris, stated, This is a very exciting time for SITEL as we grow our North American footprint and continue to mean more to our clients, shareholders, associates and communities. We are moving quickly and establishing a strong managerial staff to lead this new site. The new location will include a significant management structure of operation managers, call center supervisors, class room trainers and support roles. The first agents hired will start training in mid-July. Positions will be posted on the company website and local job fairs will be announced in the coming weeks. Applicants interested in joining Sitels team are encouraged to apply online in Sitels Careers section at www.sitel.com. Previous customer service experience and strong computer knowledge is preferred. The new Site will be located at 1417 N. Magnolia Drive. Sitel is a world leader in outsourced customer care services. With over 26 years of industry experience, Sitel has twice been ranked as the top overall call center outsourcing provider in Datamonitors annual Black Book of Outsourcing survey. Sitels 52,000 employees provide clients with predictable and measurable Return on their Customer Investment by building customer loyalty, increasing sales and improving efficiency. Sitels solutions span 135+ domestic, nearshore, and offshore centers in 26 countries across North America, South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia Pacific. The company is privately held and majority owned by Canadian diversified company, Onex Corporation. For more information, please visit www.sitel.com. 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Friday, May 11, 2012 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com 000BE7H www.smcitizen.com 8~ Friday, May 11, 2012 The year was 1997. I was temporarily working out of state but came back to Ocala around New Years Day, visiting my family. We rode somewhere, I cant remember where, and when we got to my parents house, which is now my home, I got out of the car and opened the door for my 82year-old mom. She took my hand and got out of the car, but gave me a wistful look as she did so. That look sent chills through me I dont know why. I stayed at the house a couple more hours, then had to leave, driving by myself. That look haunted me for hours. About a week later, she collapsed and died of congestive heart failure in the bedroom of that same house. Somehow, she knew she was seeing me for the last time. There are certain built-in instincts that mothers have, that most of us men just dont understand. Through most of our lives, we take a lot of what they do for granted, but then suddenly theyre gone, and the love and importance of what they did for you over all those years really hits you. This will be my 16th Mothers Day without my mom, and let me tell you, it doesnt get any easier. As you look back, there are so many things you wish you had said or wish you had done that can never take place. On this annual weekend celebration, I have a bit of advice for all the people out there whose mother is still alive. Call her. If you have a grandmother who is still alive, same thing. Call her. In this day of email, Twitter and Facebook, among others, its awfully easy to send a quick message saying Happy Mothers Day. Some may send cards, others may send flowers. But the best way to honor mom is to call her. Talk to her so she can hear your voice, hear your thoughts, talk to you and exchange ideas. A lot of mothers, especially those who live alone, sit there and just wait for the telephone to ring. There is no substitute for that personal contact that lets her know that you care. There are many times that I wish I could talk to my mother just one more time, to tell her I love her and I miss her. If your mother is still around, you still have that opportunity. Dont blow it.Jim Clark is the editor of the South Marion Citizen. He can be reached at editor@smcitizen.com or at 352-854-3986. PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN 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. Teens of today have a lot of pressures to face. Peer pressure is only a minor part of what this generation is experiencing and young people are under intense pressure to succeed. Perhaps one of the biggest pressures is standardized testing in school. So much weight is placed on test scores that if a student does not meet the state-mandated level of success, he or she will have to exchange a special-interest elective and instead take a remedial class to boost the level of knowledge in that subject. The bar of excellence has been raised by the Florida Department of Education and has been passed down to the local school districts to enforce. We all know there are many ways to learn, and we dont want any child left behind in getting a rewarding school career because of a test score. What makes humans unique is our individuality and ability to be different. Some people do well on test and others dont. So to say all students must score on the highest tier of grades to move on is dangerous. The number score does not necessarily mean the subject matter is not understood, learned or that it is an accurate means to measure the students intelligence. We agree there has to be a method to gauge how much knowledge has been grasped during the course of study. But we dont want our children to spend all their time testing or preparing for a test. How much testing is too much? Theres the FCAT, SAT, ACT, EOC and PERT all acronyms for current standardized tests. Gone are what most of us experienced the end-ofyear exams and term papers contributing to the determination if one will advance to the next grade level. Children are tested on writing, reading math, algebra and science. It starts in third grade when students are expected to pass the FCAT in order to move on to fourth grade. And 10th-graders must pass the FCAT with a level expectation or they cannot graduate. There has to be a balance so children have time to be children. When a students says he or she has the weight of an entire world on her shoulders and has spent his or her entire school life in an intensive reading class because he or she cant pass the mandated reading FCAT test, it is bothersome. Education equates to success in life, so lets find a way to strike a balance and value each individuals innate quest for knowledge with a diminished cookie-cutter approach the battery of standardized tests demands.Citrus County ChronicleS UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY State should limit standardized tests Take time Sunday to call your mom LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Jim Clark Editor GUEST COLUMN READER OPINIONS INVITED BY SHELDON RICHMAN The partisan squabbling over the killing of Osama bin Laden is a typical election-year distraction, effectively squelching discussion of more important matters a year after the execution of the al-Qaeda leader. Aided by cable-TV talking heads, Americans are spending too much time speculating over whether presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney would have given the order to get bin Laden, and also issuing paeans to President Obamas courage. (We have a strange notion of courage. Did Obama risk his own life? Of course not. He was safe in the White House Situation Room. Perhaps he risked his political career, but even that isnt certain. A failed operation might have won him sympathy for a good try. On the other hand, the men under his command were ordered to risk their lives and the lives of others.) While the commentators are engaged in trivialities, big foreign-policy questions are ignored. For instance, although bin Laden is dead, his strategy of sucking the United States into bloody, expensive imperial wars in the Muslim world has worked like a charm. In a video released in 2004, bin Laden said, We are continuing this policy in bleeding America to the point of bankruptcy. Allah willing, and nothing is too great for Allah. He compared what was happening in Afghanistan then to the previous Soviet debacle there. We, alongside the mujahideen, bled Russia for 10 years until it went bankrupt and was forced to withdraw in defeat. Ironically, President Jimmy Carters national-security adviser, Zbigniew Brzezinski, has bragged that he helped draw the Soviet Union into Afghanistan in 1979 precisely to mire the Russians in their own Vietnam. That experience failed to deter President George W. Bush from blindly following in the Soviets footsteps; nor did it keep Obama from redoubling this futile effort, including a major expansion of drone attacks in Pakistan, which have killed at least 1,400 people since Obama took office. The U.S. government has been fighting the same people it helped fight the Soviets. All that we have to do is to send two mujahedeen to the furthest point east to raise a piece of cloth on which is written al Qaeda, in order to make generals race there to cause America to suffer human, economic and political losses without their achieving anything of note other than some benefits for their private corporations, bin Laden said. Right he was. The Obama administration ruthlessly dronebombs Yemen and Somalia to eradicate the threat from real or potential al-Qaeda affiliates in those countries. Even American officials are aware that this policy creates anti-American militants. This is not rocket science. Bomb people, and they will dislike you and perhaps seek revenge. Bin Laden got his wish. Americas fiscal house couldnt be more disorderly. The debt is over $15 trillion, larger than the GDP The Congressional Research Service says that from 2001 to 2011 the Afghan war cost $443 billion. Tens of thousands of civilians have been killed, and many more maimed. American deaths total more than 1,800, with well over 15,000 wounded. The number of survivors whose lives have been effectively destroyed is uncountable. And that leaves the Iraq war out of the account. Al-Qaeda wasnt even in that country until George W. Bush invaded in 2003. The point is that we let bin Laden take our eyes off the ball. He and al-Qaeda were creatures of American policy, though not in the sense that U.S. agents funded him or set up his organization. Rather, he turned his wrath toward America (and away from U.S.-backed Middle Eastern oppressors) as it became apparent that so much of the misery inflicted on the Muslim world had its origins in Washington, D.C. The sources of misery include the decade-long economic sanctions on Iraq, which killed half a million children a price pronounced worth it in 1996 by President Clintons then-UN ambassador and later secretary of state Madeleine Albright; the stationing of U.S. troops near holy places in Saudi Arabia; and the continuing subjugation of Palestinians by U.S.-backed Israel. In the absence of those and related policies, bin Laden would have had no interest in seeing U.S. territory attacked. To be sure, bin Laden is gone. But the abominable foreign policy goes on.Sheldon Richman is senior fellow at The Future of Freedom Foundation (www.fff.org) and editor of The Freeman magazine. President Obama, bin Laden and Mitt War on womenThe war on women is a false claim created by the liberal media and the current administration as a way to divide women and the conservative community. The majority of American women are much too intelligent to accept their plan. What began as a debate regarding the government demanding the Catholic Church pay for and furnish contraceptives to women who are covered under the Churchs health insurance suddenly became a bogus argument which the administration calls a war on women. Whether a majority of Catholic women of child-bearing age do or do not use contraceptives is not part of the debate. The fact is that the prescribed doctrine of the Catholic Church forbids the use of contraceptives and this doctrine is well-known throughout Catholic congregations. The real war in this incidence is the governments attempt to ignore and overrule Amendment One of the Constitution which states Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof the administration is attempting to proPLEASESEELETTERS, PAGE9 BY ELOISE HOLLYFIELD ejh2025@gmail.comClub news, entertainment, and learning opportunities constitute this weeks OTOW Happenings.New England ClubNew England Club members continue their community outreach by making monthly donations to Ocalas Interfaith Emergency Services Food Pantry. Information in an acknowledgement letter from Interfaith informed club informed members that the number of people in need is rapidly increasing! Given the need, club members wish to let readers know that food donations can be made through local churches, etc. to this charity. Gate Landrys musical talents (vocal and instrumental) included a group sing-a-long which was enjoyed by everyone at the April meeting. Vacation! On May 17 (1 to 3:30), club members will meet at the Arbor Club Ballroom. As previously announced, due to many of our members migrating back to the Northeast during the summer, May will be our last meeting until October 2012. Scheduled for the upcoming meeting will be guest speaker Captain Jon Semmes from Singing River Tours. Coffee and light refreshments will be provided by club volunteers, as well as 50/50, etc. Dont forget to mark your calendars for this special meeting!Travel ToppersTravel Toppers is going to the Show Palace Dinner Theater on Thursday, June 28, to see New York Nights. This all-new musical revue features high energy singing and dancing to the sounds of Motown, Rock and Roll, Disco, and Broadway. Cost is $71 per person and includes the show, coach, a delicious buffet meal, and tips for meal and driver. Dont miss this fabulous showcall in your reservation to Linda Hein at 352861-9880 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. All trips are for OTOW-only residents and their guests. The new spring brochure has many exciting trips; pick up your copy at OTOW mail centers or at the H&R Building.Master the PossibilitiesMaster the Possibilities Center for Lifelong Learning will be releasing its Summer Catalog on May 16. You can pick one up at the Center (8415 S.W. 80th St.) or at Freedom Library. It is also available online at masterthepossibilities.com Registration will open on May 16 for over 250 classes, lectures, presentations, films, and discussion groups. All of these are open to the public. The Center will offer over 1,000 opportunities throughout this year. Take advantage of all that is available at the remarkable Master the Possibilities Center for Lifelong Learning! To register, stop by, use the telephone registration line (352-854-3699) or go to the website listed above. Master the Possibilities is a very cool alternative during a hot summer! Club continues its community outreach OTOW HAPPENINGS Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com Women of the World help stuff the busThe Women of the World Club at On Top of the World has a different charity each month to donate items to. May's charity was Stuff the Bus so members were asked to provide all kinds of school supplies especially for middle school children. Teaching supplies were also on the wanted list. Several boxes of supplies were picked up by Fire Station 21 personnel. The entertainment was provided by Dick Richards, President of Cherrywood Accordion Club. They have an open night the last Thursday for people to sing, dance, and enjoy the music. For more information about W.O.W. call Marie Roppel at 352-861-6985. In the photo above, Dick Dichards, standing on the floor, Nancy Grabowski, Lt. James Hensley, DE Victor Payette, and PM Sean Walker.. 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SARAHS KEY By Tatiana de Rosnay In Sarahs Key, AngloFrench novelist Tatiana de Rosnay illuminates Frances darkest hour in World War II. On July 16 French police corralled almost 14,000 Parisian Jews men, women and children at the Velodrome dHiver in appalling conditions before dispatching them to Auschwitz. Although Nazis ordered the action, French cooperation stunned witnesses. Against this momentous event the author creates the character of 10-yearold Sarah Starzynski. A knock on the door by police that July 16 would change her life forever. Though wearing the required yellow star, Sarah had been told little about the anti-Semitic threat swirling about her. Otherwise, she would not have locked her little brother in a cupboard for his safety, feeling certain that the family would be returning to their apartment shortly. The horrors occurring in the stadium drive Sarah to withdraw emotionally: The only way to shut out the hell around her was to bury her head between her pointed knees, and cup her hands over her ears. She rocked back and forth, pressing her face down onto her legs. Think of nice things, think of all the things you like, of all the things that make you happy, of all those special, magical moments you remember. Running parallel to Sarahs story is that of modern day journalist Julia Jarmond, living in Paris and married to Frenchman Bernard. As the 60th anniversary of the Vel Hiv nears, shes asked to write a piece about it. In her research she uncovers a link between Sarah and Bernards family who occupied the Starzynski apartment immediately after the arrests. The subject disturbs her in-laws who urge her to stop pursuing their involvement. Julia, however, feels that a higher purpose is served by exposing the lie the familys been living. This, in turn, raises a philosophical question. What right do we have to tell people things that we think they should know, even when such things will almost certainly cause them pain? In presenting parallel stories the author paints a stark contrast between Julias many choices whether to have a baby or save her marriage with the helplessness of the July 16 victims whose babies are ripped from their arms and who have no say over the direction their lives will take. This is a haunting story told in a touching and sensitive manner. On Sunday we celebrate Mothers Day to show honor and respect to one of the most influential persons in our lives. We all spent the most formative years of our lives with our mothers. Our tour down Pun Alley starts with a question, is your mom anywhere in the column? Not our moms As we think back we realize there were many things mom would not say: How on earth can you see the TV sitting so far back? Yeah, I used to skip school a lot, too. Just leave all the lights on; it makes the house look more cheery. Let me smell that shirt. Yeah, its good for another week. Go ahead and keep that stray dog, honey. Ill be glad to feed and walk him every day. Well, if Johns mamma says its OK, thats good enough for me. The curfew is just a general time to shoot for. Its not like Im running a prison around here. I dont have a tissue with me; just use your sleeve. Dont bother wearing a jacket; the wind-chill is bound to improve. Be good and for your birthday Ill buy you a motorcycle! I think a cluttered bedroom is a sign of creativity. Could you turn the music up louder so I can enjoy it, too? Todays moms? The cop reminded the young teenager for wearing the scantiest bikini. It looked like three colored Band-Aids. What would your mother say if she saw you in the outfit? the sergeant asked. Shed be furious, she answered, its her suit. Todays children? An acquaintance told me, Last year on Mothers Day the whole family got together for a big dinner and afterward, when Mom started to clean up, I said to her, Dont bother with those dishes, Mom. Today is Mothers Day, you can always do them tomorrow. Short stories A lady asked her doctor if a woman should have children after 35. He said, Thirty-five children is enough for any woman. One woman is so proud of her son. He goes to a psychiatrist every day and spends the whole hour just talking about her. The child had his mothers eyes, his mothers nose, and his mothers mouth. This leaves his mother with a pretty blank expression. A mothers role is to deliver children obstetrically once and by car forever after. I figured out why they call our language the Mother Tongue. Fathers never get a chance to use much of it. If its true that girls are inclined to marry men like their fathers, it is understandable why so many mothers cry at weddings. Meatless Dinner A recent bride called her mother one evening in tears. She said, Oh, Mom, I tried to make Grandmothers meatloaf for dinner tonight and its just awful! I followed the recipe exactly and I know I have the recipe right, because its the one you gave me. But, it just didnt come out right and Im so upset. What could have gone wrong? Her mother replied soothingly, Well, dear, lets go through the recipe. You read it out loud and tell me exactly what you did at each step and together well figure it out. Okay, the bride sniffled. Well, it starts out, Take fifty cents worth of ground beef. Motherhoods ten principles 1. To be in your childrens memories tomorrow, you have to be in their lives today. 2. The smartest advice on raising children is to enjoy them while they are still on your side. 3. Raising a teenager is like nailing Jell-O to a tree. 4. Lifes golden age is when the kids are too old to need baby-sitters and too young to borrow the family car. 5. There are three ways to get something done: Do it yourself, hire someone to do it, or forbid your children to do it. 6. Cleaning your house while your kids are at home is like trying to shovel the driveway during a snowstorm. 7. Money isnt everything, but it sure keeps the kids in touch. 8. Adolescence is the age at which children stop asking questions because they know all the answers. 9. An alarm clock is a device for awakening people who dont have small children. 10. Kids really brighten a household; they never turn off any lights.Dick and his wife Jane live in Oak Run. BY DOUGLAS SCHOEN Medicare, which according to a new assessment will go bankrupt by 2024, is in dire need of reform. But there are right ways and wrong ways to go about it. The right reform would save money while giving seniors better access to care. Between 1991 and 2009, Medicare grew at an annual rate of 8 percent. In 2010, it cost the country an eye-popping $450 billion. We cant afford this for long. In the next 75 years, Medicare will face unfunded liabilities approaching $36 trillion. This is especially daunting because Americans are protective of the program. Seventy percent including 53 percent of Republicans would like to see it remain the way it is, according to a recent Kaiser Family Foundation poll. The hard truth is that thats impossible. Both Republicans and Democrats recognize the need for change. Unfortunately, their proposals have come up short. Rep. Paul Ryans plan, which passed the House this month, has many flaws. But it also has elements worth considering. The Wisconsin Republican has proposed an exchange in which seniors choose among competing plans. It would give seniors a set level of support based on the cost of plans where they live, guaranteed to cover insurance at current levels. Those who opt for cheaper plans could pocket the savings. A recent American Enterprise Institute study found that competitive bidding of this kind could save $339 billion over 10 years without raising taxes or sacrificing benefits. But many doubt that seniors would have enough guidance to choose wisely and that competitive forces would keep out-of-pocket expenses low. Plus, Ryans plan doesnt even begin to balance the budget in its first decade. Indeed, it would likely keep seniors with the most serious health conditions in traditional Medicare, putting additional financial pressures on an already-overburdened system. The main cost-control element in President Obamas healthcare law is also problematic. The law established the Independent Payment Advisory Board, an all-powerful panel charged with keeping a lid on costs. Beginning in 2014, it will recommend cuts whenever Medicare is projected to exceed preset spending levels. Its recommendations can be overridden only by a two-thirds vote of Congress or by a law imposing cuts of equal value, making them all but equivalent to law. Worse, the board has limited options. It cant adjust Medicare premiums, costsharing, or eligibility. What it can do is reduce reimbursement of healthcare providers. Lower reimbursement rates could devastate the 44 million Americans who rely on Medicare by spurring an exodus of physicians from the program. Already, the American Academy of Family Physicians reports that more than 12 percent of its doctors no longer accept Medicare. Any major changes in Medicare should be debated and decided by elected officials. A transparent discussion of the options would help Americans understand the tradeoffs. For example, lawmakers could consider raising the eligibility age for Medicare from 65 to 67, which would save $124 billion over 10 years. Increasing beneficiaries share of costs from 25 percent to 35 percent would save $241 billion. Gradually limiting benefits for high-income enrollees an idea proposed by Obama and backed by the bipartisan SimpsonBowles commission could save another $20 billion. Lawmakers should also look at the parts of Medicare that work in particular, the prescription drug benefit, known as Part D. In Part D, private insurers vie for seniors business, competing on price and choice. Thanks to this competition, it has become the countrys most successful and cost-effective entitlement program. In important ways, this approach isnt very different from Ryans plan. Asked if the Part D model could be extended to the rest of Medicare, the respected chief actuary of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said, Obviously, it would represent a large change from the status quo, but I think it could work. Lawmakers need to address concerns about Ryans proposal. A plan that squeezes or bewilders seniors isnt the answer. But neither is the unaccountable, inflexible panel created by the healthcare law.Douglas Schoen is a political strategist and the author of Hopelessly Divided: The New Crisis in American Politics and What it Means for 2012 and Beyond (Rowman & Littlefield). Friday, May 11, 2012 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 20~ Friday, May 11, 2012 www.smcitizen.com hibit the free exercise of the Catholic Church and their established doctrine regarding contraceptives. The real war on women has been in existence since 1973 when the U.S. Supreme Court created Roe versus Wade, a law declaring abortion legal. This war is waged against women and their unborn children, both male and female. Abortion is the authentic war on women and is promoted by President Obama and his entire administration. Their advocacy for Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion supplier in the world, has continued without interruption since the beginning of his administration. This organization reports hundreds of thousands of abortions performed each year. Mabel Ryan President Life Education Ministry, Inc. OcalaAfter the carnival in Marion OaksLet me say we had many hiccups along the way to bring our first-time carnival to Marion Oaks. But with the cooperation and generosity of our business community, the approval of Marion County officials, the full cooperation of David Pierce and his MSTU staff, Sheriff Lt. Grady Grimes and his staff, Alfred Christopher, president of MOVE and his volunteers, Jim Holtz our trustee representative at SECO, Norman Hill who arranged to have two golf carts provided by the Marion Oaks Golf and Country Club, our loyal citizen John Myers, plus a most energetic and dedicated board of directors, we were able to make it a resounding success. As we witnessed the shouts of joy by the youngsters and appreciation from the parents who stopped by to say, this is the first event held in Marion Oaks with the children in mind. All the hours of missed sleep, sore muscles, hours of negotiating with county officials and suppliers, chalking off the grounds for vendors and parking, rechecking to be sure nothing had been overlooked, the Marion Oaks Civic Association Officers and Board of Directors can be proud that they were willing to risk suffering a loss in order to focus on generating greater goodwill for our community The date and location of the event was under the control of the carnival proprietor. The only open date they had was April 27 thru 29, and the location had to be large enough to accommodate the carnival rides and vendors for the Spring Fling. The contract was signed the first week of April, so the MOCA board put their shoulders to the wheel and made it happen within this short period. The long-overlooked ball field turned out to be the perfect selection because of its more level topography; however, much effort and funds were needed to be expended in order to bring the field into code and turn on the lights. MOCA took the risk, and with contributions from our business community, we were able to cover our upfront costs. The carnival owners left very satisfied with the attendance and income produced, the community came out in enthusiastic support, and the Association is pleased to announce that, instead of the anticipated loss, we made out better than expected. In conclusion we, as a community, have established ourselves as one on the rise to bigger and better challenges as we continue to grow in spirit and prosper from the fruits of our labors. 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onto what Ive discovered. He slowly stood up and walked over to one of the bookcases carved into the wall. He lifted one of his paws and picked a pearllooking sphere. It weakly pulsed a blue light. Feurna stood and joined the Philosopher. She looked closely at it. What is it? she whispered. The Orb of Inkara. Its been passed down from Philosopher to Philosopher for centuries. I thought it was for nothing but decoration, but apparently it has amazing powers. What Ive discovered is that there is a hidden temple within Terrafores lair. Theres a pedestal in the center of the temple. If you place this orb on it, it is said that it will destroy all evil. So Ive planned that tomorrow morning we will gather The Raiders and invade Terrafores Lair. While we battle, You, Riku, and Marina will take this orb and find the temple. Once inside, you will all place the orb on the pedestal. After Terrafore and his army are destroyed, Inkara will be freed at last. The old dragon explained. He put it back on the shelf and looked at Feurna. The fate of Inkara rests in all of your paws. Do not make any mistakes. He told her, turning and walking back to his throne. Feurna nodded and continued to stare at the orb. Yes, Philosopher. She muttered. The Philosopher flicked his tail towards the tunnel entrance. Now go see Riku and Marina. Theyll be glad to see you again. I believe that theyre in the Battle Arena. Feurna, happy to leave and see her closest friends, turned and left without saying goodbye. She felt the Philosophers eyes burn into the back of her head. Once Feurna emerged back into loading area she turned and walked into another tunnel which read BATTLE ARENA. She continued to walk silently down the tunnel until she walked out into an immense coliseum. In the center of the dirt fightingarea was a group of dragons who were watching a fight demonstration. There were two dragons showing the fight demonstration; one a red male with black spines and stripes that ran down his neck, back and tail and with orange wings. The other was a blue female dragon with light blue stripes and dark blue fins running down her head, neck, back, and tail. She had light blue wings. Feurna walked up and watched as the two dragons circled each other. Suddenly the red dragon leapt into the air and sent a plume of red fire straight at his opponent. He then flew up to the roof of the arena and began to plummet straight towards the blue dragon. Meanwhile the blue dragon swiftly dodged the fire and crouched close to the ground. She dug her claws into the dirt and a loud rumbling noise filled the arena. As soon as the red dragon was close enough to pin her, the blue dragon roared and a colossal hole opened out of the ground, sending a torrent of water in the air. The red dragon panicked and tried to swerve away but the water swallowed him up before he could escape. The blue dragon simply smiled, stood, and caused the hole to close up. As the water immediately disappeared the red dragon crashed to the ground, soaked. Feurna smiled and shook her head. It looks like water put out the flame once again! she called, walking closer. All the dragons, including the two fighters, turned their heads towards the source of the voice. Feurna! the red dragon cried, leaping to his feet and running over. The blue dragon followed, grinning happily. Hello Riku. Hi Marina. Riku smiled and puffed his chest out. I did pretty good. I would have gotten Marina if she didnt make that geyser! he boasted. Marina ignored him. Did the Philosopher already tell you about tomorrows plan? Marina asked. Yep. Feurna notified. Riku lowered his head and inspected Feurna with worried eyes. Are you okay about Terrafore? he murmured. Yeah. She assured, smiling faintly. She could tell Riku wasnt convinced, but he left the matter alone. The watching dragons began to walk up, welcoming Feurna back and praising the two fighters. Wait, I want to see Feurna fight someone! a dragon demanded. Murmurs of agreement spread along everyone. But wait, another dragon piped in, who will? There was silence. Everyone knew that Feurna was also famous for her battle skills and Guardianship. Riku nudged Feurna. How about you fight me, one on one? he challenged. Youre on! All of the dragons, including Marina, returned to their previous place while Riku and Feurna stood face to face. Feurna flared her wings and slowly pumped them. Rikus orange eyes burned fiercely. Silence filled the room and all you could hear was the anticipated heartbeats of the watching dragons. Feurna abruptly launched herself into the air and flung surge electricity straight at Riku. Alarmed, Riku leapt backwards just before the electricity hit the ground, sending dust everywhere. Feurna scanned the enormous dust cloud where the electricity struck, searching for any signs of Riku. She got her answer when he flew out and rapidly came towards her. Feurna did a front flip in mid-air and sent another wave of electricity hurtling down towards Riku. He easily evaded it and continued flying. He was getting close and Feurna didnt have enough time to send out another wave. She pressed her wings close to her sides and began to plummet down towards Riku. She twisted and began to spin uncontrollably. Gasps of fear came from the crowd of watching dragons below as they watched the two dragons getting closer and closer. But that was exactly what Feurna wanted. She opened her mouth and sent out a stream a blue fire. More gasps came from the crowd, but in awe. She looked like a falling blue top. Riku couldnt handle it anymore; he swerved to the right just before they collided. But his tail was caught in the torrent of fire and he also began to spin out of control. Feurna opened her wings and stopped herself when Riku crashed onto the ground. She turned and quickly landed next to him. You all right? she asked, worried. Riku lifted his head and smiled. Yeah. He replied standing up. The crowd of dragons ran over and cheered for Feurna. She couldnt help but smile. * Feurna landed at the temple entrance, Riku and Marina following closely. They had found the temple at Terrafores lair and she could hear The Raiders and Terrafores army battling outside. Feurna held the Orb of Inkara tightly in her jaws. The temple looked like a normal crystal cavern, except for the diamond pedestal in the center. She slowly padded up to the pedestal and stopped right in front of it. She stared at it silently. Riku and Marina came to her side, watching her. This must be hard for you Riku muttered with a sympathetic look in his eyes. She didnt want to, but she nodded sadly. Marina touched her nose to Feurnas cheek, Im sorry. Feurna pulled away. Why? she managed to ask through the orb in her mouth. That you have to go through this. Marina responded calmly. And she should be. A deep voice echoed from above. They all looked up to see a humongous, even bigger than the Philosopher, pure black dragon with bright emerald green eyes. He opened his immense wings and glided down, landing with a deafening THUMP. Terrafore! Riku snarled, showing his fangs. Indeed I am. Terrafore replied, gazing at him through narrowed eyes. Now give me that orb, pretty one. He demanded, lowering his head to Feurnas level. Feurna gazed at him tranquilly and set the orb down on the stone floor. Do you not remember me? she ordered. Terrafores face changed to puzzlement, but as he recognized who Feurna really was, it transformed into shock. F-F-Feurna? he whispered, leaning closer. She nodded. Then, something happened that had never before. After all the times that Feurna had spied here and on Terrafore, she had never seen this. His lips turned up into a wide smile. He stretched his neck out and touched his nose against Feurnas. Feurna smiled and welcomed his embrace. Meanwhile, Riku and Marina stood back, jaws opened in awe. I thought you were killed like your mother! Terrafore stated. Feurna shook her head. No. she assured. Thats why I always felt your presence around here. Were you spying? Yes. Why you naughty dragoness! You take after your mother so much. Do I really? Yes, same personality and looks. Feurna smiled and she sucked in a wavering breath. Why are you doing all of this? Terrafore hesitated for a moment and sighed. Back when I was your age, I was training to become the next Philosopher. I trained nonstop, night and day. But the day the next Philosopher was to be named, that dreaded dragon Gerolden was chosen. He explained. Is that the name of the current Philosopher? Riku interrupted. Terrafore nodded. I flew into rage after that and left. I gained control of the Eeens and created an army. Thats how I gained control of Inkara. He finished, straightening himself. Feurna stood stiffly, staring at the floor. Then she looked up at her father. Would you come back? Now that youve found me? Feurna offered. A long pondering silence followed. Yes. Terrafore reassured her, Anything for you. But youd have to go to the dungeon first, of course. Marina put in, stepping forward. He nodded, Of course. Feurna grinned ecstatically, the first in many years. She looked at both Marina and Riku. They nodded towards the Orb of Inkara. Feurna nodded in return and gazed down at the orb. It looked like nothing but a decoration now, just like the Philosopher said. She raised her paw and brought it down full-force onto the orb. It shattered into a million pieces, ceasing its annoying pulsing and to never be repaired. * Exactly a month later, Feurna was walking down the tunnel written DUNGEON. Terrafore had flown back out of the temple with Feurna, Riku, and Marina after they had broken the Orb of Inkara and told his army to surrender. The Raiders then took Terrafore as their prisoner. Terrafore had released the Eeens and let the captured dragons regain their memories. After they had put him in the dungeon, the Philosopher was frantic and furious. He called all the Guardians absurd for their decision. But after a long argument, the Philosopher was finally convinced. So Terrafore was sentenced for 2 centuries in the dungeon. Many dragons were also mad about Terrafore not being killed, but they soon learned the reason why his life was spared. All of them had forgiven him by now. Feurna had visited him often. In fact, she was going to meet him right now. When she entered the dungeon, which was lit by green crystals and was actually quite clean for a dungeon, Feurna could hear her father stirring. As she walked up to his cells bars, his bright green eyes shone out of the darkness. Hello, father. How are you doing today? She asked, sitting down. Terrafore sighed. Quite bored until you arrived. But Im counting the days. Only eleven months and one-hundredninety-nine years to go. He replied, smiling faintly. I never knew that you were good with numbers, even though Ive spied on you so many times. Feurna chuckled, pressing her nose against the bars. Terrafore stretched his neck and pressed his nose against hers. So, he said, staring at her with pure happiness and love within his once-fierce eyes, what shall we do when I am freed? I dont know. Feurna said, shaking her head, I truly dont know. Friday, May 11, 2012 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 10~ Friday, May 11, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Attend the worship service of your choice... 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BY JESSICA PATTERSON Special to the CitizenSunlight shone brightly through the world of Inkara. It was midday and cool breezes blew through the land. Feurna the Dragoness flew calmly among the clouds, thinking. Her black scales flashed in the suns rays and her bright blue and yellow stripes gleamed. Her blue front paws were folded neatly under her chest while her back legs hung loosely. She pumped her yellow wings effortlessly. Feurna had left Terrafores lair after spying only yesterday, and she was relieved to be able to leave. Two-hundred years ago, an evil dragon named Terrafore had betrayed his dragon brethren. He then gathered an army of Eeens, who were small, ghastly, yet powerful creatures who looked like skeletons with only skin upon them, and gained control of Inkara. Before they were caught, a group of dragons hid and formed a resistance. The same group, now called The Raiders, still stood today and had many more members, now including Feurna. Feurna narrowed her eyes as she closely scanned the land below her. Then she spotted her destination a mile away: Misty Falls. The enormous waterfall was known for the mist it had, but it was extremely hidden by towering pines. Only a Raider dragon could recognize its location. Excited to return, Feurna hurried her pace as she approached Misty Falls. Soon, she was hovering above the hidden waterfall. The pine trees that disguised its location were covered in dew from the moisture. Suddenly, Feurna flattened her wings against her and began to plummet towards the pines. She swerved to and fro through the gaps in the branches, startling creatures and causing them to retreat. She flew into an enormous clearing with a towering waterfall at the edge. The water cascaded down the rocks and roared like thunder. Feurna swerved towards the falls and she watched as Misty Falls rapidly came to meet her. She flew faster and faster as she brought her paws and wings closer to her body. She sliced through the heavy waterfall like a dagger. She then emerged into a gigantic and very tall cavern: The Raiders base and loading area. Paths were cut out of the dark gray walls and there were tunnel mouths everywhere. It was brightly lit by the sunlight flooding in through the waterfall entrance, hanging crystals, and lanterns. Hundreds of dragons were inside, walking or flying, carrying out their duties, carrying messages, or transporting items. When Feurna flew through the entrance, spraying mist everywhere, all the dragons turned to watch as she opened her wings and steadied herself. When she landed, the news was already spreading. Feurnas back! the dragons whispered to each other. Out of the way, out of the way! a voice boomed through the cavern. Some of the dragons parted as a smaller yellow dragon padded forward. Feurna! he shouted, Its good to see you back! Feurna nodded, Hello Voltor. Voltor walked up to her side and then turned back to the watching dragons. Go on, nothing to see here! Back to business everyone! he told them. With a few mutters of regret, everyone obeyed and returned to their tasks. Voltor gazed up at Feurna with his amber eyes. He was only up to shoulder-height next to Feurna. Feurna couldnt help but gaze at Voltors two stumps of wings. A couple of years ago, Voltor had gone into battle at Progan Plains with the rest of The Raiders. Voltor was never a good fighter, and it didnt help when he was swarmed by a large group of Eeens. His injuries were so severe that they had to cut off his wings in order to prevent infection. Since he could no longer fly, he was given the job Head of Weapons and Armor. Now he commanded the import, export, and repair of all the weapons and armor used by The Raiders. He was actually quite happy now. Even though he couldnt fly, he loved what he did. Feurna snapped out of her thoughts and Voltor said, Im happy to see you again. Everyone was worried that you might have gotten captured. Really? Feurna replied, beginning to walk away. Voltor followed at her side. Dont they know that Ive been there tons of times? I know the place inside and out. Voltor shrugged, Lots of dragons have been captured lately by Eeen patrols. Cant blame us for being worried. Feurna couldnt help but agree. Terrafore had sent out his Eeens to capture lone dragons, including Raiders. After they were captured, dragons would be taken into the dungeon. Then, theyd be shackled and become either slaves or new warriors, whose memory was erased. So what were you spying on anyway? Voltor asked, tilting his head questionably. Feurna met his curious gaze. Thats secret information, and you know it. I couldnt tell you if I even wanted to. The Philosopher is already angry with me. She answered simply. Voltor sighed and looked up at the flying dragons above them. Cant blame a dragon for trying. And that old bag of bones is always mad about something! Feurna smiled, the first in a long time, Finally, for once someone shares my opinions. Voltor laughed and shook his head. * Suddenly, a dragon, wearing the light blue waistcoat of a messenger, rushed up to them. He was panting heavily and sweating a bit. He looked up at Feurna with nervous eyes and swallowed. Welcome back, Guardian Feurna. I am glad you have returned safely. He said, regaining himself, The Philosopher seeks your presence at his quarters. Feurna sighed loudly. This was exactly what she was dreading. Meanwhile, the messenger grew even more nervous. Feurna was known for her bad temper. He had already been yelled at by his mate and by the Lead Messenger, and he most certainly didnt want it to happen again. Feurna looked back at Voltor with disappointment in her eyes. Im sorry to leave you so soon Voltor, but the bag of bones calls. I promise to see you later, alright? Voltor smiled and nodded, I understand. Ill be looking forward to it. I have to go check up on the Armor Cleaners anyway. Theyve been messing up the orders a bit lately. Feurna watched as he walked away and then looked back at the waiting messenger, who looked quite distressed. She nodded, Lets go. The messenger gladly agreed and rushed away, Feurna following him. After shoving through a crowd of dragons transporting furniture and weapons, they arrived at the entrance of a large tunnel. Crystals lay at each of it sides and above the tunnel it read PHILOSOPHERS CAVERN. Feurna slowly trailed on after the messenger, who was just growing more and more nervous, worried that the Philosopher would be angry if they were late. After minutes of walking through the crystallighten tunnel and hearing nothing but the sound of their claws clicking against the smooth stone floor, the tunnel began to widen out and the walls transformed from the rough gray stone into lapis-lazuli. Later, they emerged into a bright blue cavern. Books lay inside bookshelves carved from the walls and crystals blanketed and adorned the walls and ceiling. Across the cavern was an enormous mass of crystals, tall and small. They glowed brightly. In the middle of the mass was a throne carved out of the crystals. On the throne, sat and enormous yet old white dragon; the Philosopher. He had a gray beard and long blue whiskers. His piercing icy blue eyes were narrowed. He had long gray horns that grew out from the top of his head. Blue spines along with gray stripes ran down his neck, back, and tail. He spread his gray wings and clicked his long blue claws impatiently against his throne as they entered. * The messenger, clearly seeing that he was right about the Philosopher being mad, escorted Feurna in and then hurriedly left. Feurna watched as the messenger scurried away and then padded up to the Philosopher. When she was directly in front of him, she sat and met the Philosophers stern and icy gaze. He sighed and his deep yet ancient voice echoed in the silent cavern, Feurna, welcome back. What news have you brought? Nothing, actually. They are bringing in more and more dragons though, raising their army. I believe they are getting ready for a war. She replied looking at her paws. The Philosopher pondered for a moment. Ive suspected this But I have one question for you. Feurna looked up, puzzled. Do you ever care about your father, Terrafore? Feurna stood stiff and silent, ashamed and angry at the Philosopher for asking such a question. It was true that Terrafore was her father. After he had gained full control of Inkara he had found a mate and she had laid an egg. A year later the egg hatched and Feurna was born. But while she was still in her egg, her mother had been killed. The day she hatched, The Raiders invaded Terrafores lair. The Philosopher, who was a leading warrior at the time, found her alone and had taken her back to The Raiders base. She was raised there ever since that day. She narrowed her eyes and gazed coldly at the Philosopher. I do not. After everything hes done, I truly dislike him. She answered. The Philosopher nodded, And do you know why we took you? Feurna stayed silent, even though she knew the answer. You are gifted, thats why. Do you know how youre gifted? Thats because you can control three elements. A normal warrior dragon can control only one element: air, water, earth, fire, electricity, or ice. Before I found you I was given a prophecy in my dreams. It said Three Guardians must be found. One controlling Fire and Earth, another controlling Ice and Water, and another controlling Fire, Electricity, and Air. Only they can bring freedom to Inkara. When I found you, I could immediately tell that you were a Guardian. And so I took you back and raised you, Riku, and Marina as my own. You practiced your electricity, air, and fire skills. Marina practiced her water and ice skills. Riku practiced his fire and earth skill. He answered himself. Feurna rolled her eyes. She knew all of this. The Philosopher, who seemed to not notice, continued, But Im happy to say that Ive discovered a way to destroy Terrafore. Feurnas eyes widened at what she heard. She never wanted to destroy her father; even after all hes done! She was hoping that maybe if he saw her again he may back down. The Philosopher noticed her shock. I thought you didnt care about your father? he questioned. Feurna looked back at the lapis-lazuli floor. I... I. she stuttered. Then she looked at him with furious eyes. I dont. she growled. She didnt want anyone to see that she actually cared about her father, especially the Philosopher. They might think that shes weak, or even worse, they might believe that shes on his side. The Philosopher smiled. Good. He replied, Now Twelve local public relations professionals representing seven local organizations captured 15 awards recently from the Florida Public Relations Associations Ocala chapter. Chapter past presidents handed out the awards at a luncheon in Ocala last Friday. The Mid-Florida Local Image Awards honor outstanding public relations programs and publications. Entries in multiple divisions and categories must meet strict criteria and undergo tough scrutiny by out-of-state judges. This years winners and their respective awards include: Allison Campbell, APR, and Tina Banner, APR, and Ocala FPRA Image Committee Grand All Image Award for Internal Program (highest honor) for their MidFlorida Local Image Awards sPRing Training program (also won Image and Judges Awards) Barbra Hernandez, Marion County Board of County Commissioners Grand Image Award, Poster and Calendar for the 2012 Marion County Stormwater Calendar (also won Image Award) Mike Robertson and Leigh Anne Link, Munroe Regional Medical Center Grand Image Award, Online Promotion for the Munroe Heart Video Diaries (also won Image and Judges Awards) Peveeta Serraj, APR, Marion County Fire Rescue, and Mark Mulligan, Marion County Senior Services Image Award and Judges Award, Public Service for their Fire & Fall Prevention Program Mandy Wettstein, APR, CPRC, and That! Company Award of Distinction, Institutional for its Inc. 500 campaign Lila Ivey and Lisa Varner, APR, Hospice of Marion County Award of Distinction and Judges Award, Institutional for their Hospice Speakers Bureau program Christy Jergens, Marion County Board of County Commissioners Image Award, Crisis Communications for Bring the Harvest HomeFriday, May 11, 2012 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 000BDG9 FREE Seminar National Cremation Society Thinking About Thinking About Cremation? Cremation? Topics Include: Preplanning Options Veterans Benefits Travel Protection Interest-Free Financing Please, First-Time Attendees Only Floridas Oldest and Largest N ATIONAL C REMATION S OCIETY 352-728-0093 Please call for reservations Limited Seating Oasis Restaurant 7651 SR 200, Circle Square Plaza Mon., May 14 & Thurs., May 24, 9:30 a.m. Complimentary Breakfast will be provided Golden Corral 2111 S.W. College Road Thurs., May 17 & Wed., May 23, 11:00 a.m. 18~ Friday, May 11, 2012 www.smcitizen.com One of the great joys of getting older, and there is at least one joy involved in this grueling process, is discovering that you were right all the time. I try not to boast here because, well, thats just the kind of person I am. And, Im not going to make a list of all of the things I was right about. No sense in boasting, but I just cant resist one. Some of these things centered on my relationship with my mother. One advantage a mother has over her children is that sense of authority and being right all the time. Looking back, I can see that she was not right all the time. As a young person, my mother told me things I have since learned not to be true. For example: It takes more than clean underwear to survive an accident. The boogieman under my bed does not exist... any more. None of my friends wants to jump off a bridge. I will grow up even if I dont clean up my plate. And, its almost impossible to behave yourself and have a good time simultaneously. My mother, like other mothers, was not a bad mother. She just had bad information, much of which she got from her mother. Im not sure where grandmother got her information, but it too was wrong. And, when you have bad information, there is nothing more you can do but inflict it upon your children. And my mother inflicted away at us children. This week another one of these not true things, was revealed. This one was the mother of all untrue things mothers tell their children. I must confess there is a bittersweet sense of victory in this recent announcement. I cant tell you how many times my mother told me to Eat your spinach. Its good for you. When I would protest she would further admonish me by saying, Finish all of your spinach on your plate, it wont kill you. Boy was she wrong. I hate to say, I told you so. However, the temptation is beyond my ability to resist. After all, Im only a man. I guess I never ate enough spinach for the strength to resist everything. For years, I told my mother that spinach was not good for me. Now, I have scientific proof as well as verification from the United States government that spinach can kill you. Where was all this information and government verification when I was young and being force-fed spinach? Some things should be retroactive. If I could find a way to give back all the spinach I have eaten from my mothers table I certainly would do it right now. (Could someone find me a porkbarrel?) Of course, there is always the idea that my mother knew this and was simply trying to kill me. No, after further thought, Im sure that is far from being true. But dont think I havent been pondering this, lately. She had plenty of evidence to incite this kind of attitude toward me, I assure you. My mother used everything she could think of to get me to eat my spinach. She used intimidation, arguments and a gold oldfashioned thrashing. None of it seemed to make her spinach taste any better. One of the arguments my mother used to get me to eat spinach was good ole Popeye. Popeye eats spinach, my mother would taunt me. Look at all of the things he does because of eating spinach. Of course, from my observation, Popeye only ate spinach when he was in extreme trouble and his life was being threatened. I tried to have an agreement with my mother that I would eat spinach every time my life was threatened. Then she threatened my life. Her arguments continued. Certainly you want to be like Popeye, dont you? my mother pleaded. To which I responded, Yes, and he smokes a pipe too. Can I smoke a pipe? I did not think it fair for my mother to make me eat spinach and then not allow me to smoke a pipe. If you choose one the other comes too. At the time, my mother was not too amused with my argument concerning Popeyes pipe. I tried explaining that Popeyes use of spinach was only occasionally but his use of the pipe was continuously. This argument had no effect upon my mother, but it did cause severe pain in my left ear as she led me by my ear back to the table to finish my spinach. At the time, my mother had a one-track mind, which led to a plate of spinach. I, on the other hand, had a one-track mind, which led as far away from that plate of spinach as possible. Nothing would do but clean up my plate of spinach. Only one mind could win, and it sure wasnt mine. I listened with amusement to all this news concerning spinach this past week. Reflecting upon this incident from my past, a verse of Scripture came to my mind. Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin. (James 4:17 KJV). At the time of my spinach eating frenzy, my mother thought she was doing the right thing. At the time she was, much to my consternation. Its not so much, what we do, as it is what we know.The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship located at 1471 Pine Road in Silver Springs Shores. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores and can be contacted by calling 352-6874240. His e mail address is jamessnyder2@att.net. The church website can be found at www.whatafellowship.com. My mother sure was wrong about spinach OUT TO PASTOR J SRev. James L. Snyder Christs Church of Marion CountySaturday, May 12: Men's Prayer Group, 8 a.m. Saturday, May 12: All Church Work Day, 9 a.m. Sunday, May 13: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Friendship Fellowship Potluck, noon. Tuesday, May 15: Women's Ministry Meeting, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 16: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Christs Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., off State Road 200, Ocala. Phone is 352-8616182, website is www.ccomc.org.Vacation Bible School at JoyJoy Evangelical Lutheran Church will hold its vacation Bible school from July 23 27 from 9 a.m. to noon. All children from 5 years of age through fifth grade are encouraged to attend and join the fun. The cost is $12 per child and scholarships are available. This year the theme for vacation bible school is Adventures on Promise Island where students discover Gods lifesaving love. These students will learn Gods Promises: God is with you, God cares about you, God gives you what you need, God saves you and God answers you. They will see God at work in the lives of the Old Testament and New Testament as Bible characters realize Gods promises are for them too. Amid the swaying palm trees, exotic wildlife and welcoming sunshine the students will learn about these promises through the games, songs, crafts, and bible stories while enjoying the tasty snacks. Registration for vacation Bible school is available during the month of June, Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 4 p.m. at the church office. The program planners are also looking for students in the 6th grade and older plus some adults who would like to volunteer and assist the teachers. 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Friday, May 11, 2012 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 12~ Friday, May 11, 2012 www.smcitizen.com food bank program Ryan Gerds, APR, and Mike Robertson, both with Munroe Regional Medical Center Award of Distinction, Annual Report for their 2011 Community Report FPRA is dedicated to developing public relations practitioners, who, through ethical and standardized practices, enhance the public relations profession in Florida. FPRA is comprised of 15 professional and 10 student chapters throughout the state, providing professional development, networking and professional recognition opportunities. The Ocala FPRA Chapter, www.fpraocala.org, was established in 1980. Members and guests meet the third Friday of each month at 11:30 a.m. at the Ocala Hilton. AWARDSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 11 Sometimes I believe in coincidences and sometimes I believe that things are fated to occur. This phenomenon is called Beshert in Yiddish. Its a Jewish thing that circumstances happen for a reason as in this story of a group of books. Its amazing how this action all came about. Last fall, I wrote a column about a genizah, a storage place for worn out holy Jewish books and documents. It just so happened that shortly after I wrote the article, I was fortunate to attend a lecture at a synagogue in Gainesville, which was given by Dr. Rebecca Jefferson, the head librarian at the Price Library of Judaica at the University of Florida. Coincidentally (?) her topic was about a genizah and we struck up a lively conversation about books and Jewish history. I never realized how soon we were to connect again. A few months ago, a loyal couple from Citrus County who loves this column contacted me. They explained that they had some books they wanted to donate to me from a collection by a now deceased rabbi. They considered me because they knew I would give these treasures a good home. After much e-mailing back and forth and coordinating dates, we were finally able to meet just recently. What I was about to receive sent shivers down my spine. The lovely couple was unaware of the true value of the donation but one look at the books had me so excited that I felt like Solomon Schechter the famous scholar that discovered a treasure trove of Jewish valuables in a genizah in Cairo. In my hands I had prayer books with gold leaf edges from 1860, another from 1915 and a bible reference from 1906! All were in good condition. I also found some classic works on Jewish history and legends from 1941, which I dismissed as not so important. (What did I know?) I also found a commentary on Isaiah written by a Christian scholar, which I thought very interesting. That too was about 100 years old. Of course I was curious as to why a rabbi would have a book by a Christian scholar. I explained to the couple that either these books would be buried because they were holy or they could find their way to a library. (I hoped for the latter). When I arrived home, I got to work. Within minutes I had Dr. Jeffersons number and she personally answered my call. I explained what I had in my possession and not only did she remember me but she was as excited as I was over these treasures. She assured me that all were valuable. She said that the Nazis destroyed many volumes and my 1940s selections could fill that void. As for the Christian scholar, she knew that name right off, even the publisher, and explained the rabbi probably used it for reference. As for the other books, even if they were duplicates, this was fine as these might replace copies the library already had that may be damaged or hard to read. The more I listened the better this all got. How fortunate of me to have met Dr. Jefferson! This knowledge led me right to the best place for these volumes. The story does not end here. There was the problem of getting them to the library, which is in Gainesville. Here Beshert intervened again. It just so happened that a guest from Gainesville was visiting my congregation, Beth Israel of Ocala, for the weekend and agreed to take the books back with her to the library. I was thrilled because I know what humidity can do to books especially when a silverfish jumped out of the box! Now, I could have sold these volumes to an antique dealer or kept them myself but because of their religious and historical value, I decided to donate them to an institution where they would be safe and preserved. Doing something like this is called a mitzvah, a good deed, in this case, to preserve Judaism in a very special way and I had several people all in on the act! You will never convince me that all this was coincidence. There were too many things that fell into place for this all to happen. These books were destined to be saved and they fell right into my hands. They dont call us The People of the Book for nothing. May we all grab opportunity by the hands and turn it for the good. (Update: Dr. Jefferson informs me that while the books were not in the rare category, the 1860 holiday volume is scarce and can only be found in 18 libraries in the world. She is grateful for the donation for its historical value and its contribution to the legacy of Jewish history. I couldnt be more pleased!) About Beshert and books JUDIS JOURNAL J SJudi Siegal Student Media Festival tonight at West PortHundreds of students and parents will pack into West Port High Schools Performing Arts Center Friday night, May 11, for the 11th annual Marion County Student Media Festival. The 7 p.m. event is free and open to the public. The festival, underwritten with community donations and organized by local educators, showcases the quality work created by television production students throughout Marion County Public Schools. Participants range from kindergarten through 12th grade. Presenting sponsors this year include Robert Boissoneault Oncology Institute, ACA Construction Group, Cox, Dell, the Public Education Foundation of Marion County, and Walmart. Other sponsors include Blackboard and Progress Energy. This year, 372 entries came from 26 different schools. Last month, a panel of industry experts judged the entries in 12 categories and four age groups. This years show host is Greg Thompson, an awardwinning actor, screenwriter, director, producer, and choreographer whos appeared on HBO, ESPN, and in the lead role in Dark Remains. He also had recurring roles on One Tree Hill and Dawsons Creek. Over two dozen community leaders will announce this years winners and present certificates and awards during Friday nights ceremony, including four Best of Show prizes for grade levels K to 2, 3 to 5, 6 to 8, and 9 to 12. The event airs live on the Marion Education Channel and replays every Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. throughout May. The Marion Education Channel is carried on more than a dozen local cable systems including Bright House 198, Comcast 99, and Cox 12. The Marion Education Channel is also available digitally over-the-air on Channel 7.1. West Port High School is at 3733 S.W. 80th Ave. in Ocala. For more information, contact Media Festival Director Miriam Needham at 352-671-4104. Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com FAMILY FEATURES Who doesnt love a fiesta? Americans love to eat tacos, carnitas, tortilla chips and other tradi tional Mexican dishes. However, many also worry about how healthy these dishes can be. What they dont realize is if recipes are pre pared with fresh items and cooked with corn oil, they can actually be adding benefits to their diet. According to USDA data, corn oil, such as MazolaCorn Oil, contains more choles terol-blocking plant sterols than any other cooking oil four times as many as olive oil. It also contains 40 percent more than canola oil. This will help the health fulness of everyones fiestas. Setting a Healthier TableWhether its for a fiesta with friends, or a weeknight dinner, its possible to set a healthier table by using MazolaCorn Oil, so Mazolahas partnered with WomenHeart, the nations only patient-centered organiza tion serving the 42 million women living with or who are at risk for heart disease, to encourage people to pledge to set a healthier table when they cook. Herb Mesa, The Next Food Network Star finalist, celebrity chef and personal trainer who is working with Mazolato share the news about plant sterols, says By taking the Set a Healthier Table pledge on the MazolaFacebook page, you can show your commitment to health for both you and your family. To take an active role in your health, visit www.Facebook.com/MazolaBrand and pledge to increase the amount of plant sterols in your familys diet. For every pledge taken, Mazolawill donate $1 (up to a maximum of $50,000), to WomenHeart. For healthy fiesta recipes, visit www.mazola.com. Roasted Poblano Chicken Quesadillas Prep Time: 10 to 15 minutes Cook Time: 10 to 15 minutes Yield: 6 servings 2 medium poblano peppers 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Mexican cheese blend 1 cup cooked, shredded chicken 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro 1 teaspoon onion salt 6 8 to 10-inch flour tortillas 2 tablespoons MazolaCorn Oil Roast peppers under the broiler, over a gas flame or on grill. Heat for 5 to 7 minutes per side or until surface skin on the peppers is blistered and charred. Using tongs, transfer peppers to a paper bag or a covered bowl and set aside until cool enough to handle. Rinse peppers under running water to remove stem, seeds, pith and all charred material. Pat dry and cut into 1-inch strips. Heat griddle or large skillet over mediumhigh heat, or place oven rack in upper third of oven and preheat broiler to 400F. Combine roasted pepper strips, cheese, chicken, cilantro and onion salt in a small bowl. Evenly divide the filling and spread over one half of each tortilla. Fold remaining half over to form a semi-circle. Lightly brush both sides of quesadillas with corn oil. Heat quesadillas for 1 to 2 minutes per side or until lightly browned and cheese is melted. (For broiler method, place quesadillas on a baking sheet and broil for 1 to 2 minutes per side or until lightly browned and cheese is melted.) Cut quesadillas into wedges and serve with salsa and sour cream, if desired. Tips: Filling can be refrigerated up to 2 days ahead. For convenience, use shredded rotisserie chicken. Bananas Empanadas Prep Time: 20 minutes Bake Time: 20 minutes Yield: 12 empanadas 2 tablespoons butter or margarine 4 ripe bananas, sliced 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) spiced rum 1 teaspoon cinnamon 2 packages (11.6 ounces each) empanada dough disks 2 tablespoons MazolaCorn Oil Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add bananas, rum and cinnamon. Cook and stir occasionally for 15 minutes. Separate each empanada disk and place on an oiled baking sheet. To assemble, place some filling mixture on half of the round disk, leaving a small border around the edge. Fold other half of pastry over filling, pressing edges to seal. Lightly brush each empanada with oil. Bake in preheated 400F oven for 20 min utes, until pastry is golden. Favorite Foods Can Help Your HeartAccording to the FDA, clinical studies indicate that, when con sumed as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, plant sterols can help reduce the absorp tion of cholesterol, which in turn can lower LDL cholesterol. And while 58 percent of Americans stated in a recent survey they believe corn oil is bad for you, corn oil is actually the cooking oil with the highest amount of plant sterols per serving. Incorporating corn oil whenever you use cooking oil, as well as consuming other foods containing plant sterols such as fruits, vege tables, nuts, seeds, cereals and legumes can contribute to a diet low in saturated fat and choles terol, which can have an important effect on health. 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Upon Anns death, her daughter Anna took up the cause to recognize mothers and began a relentless and tireless effort for a national observance. In response to her efforts, in 1914, six years after Anna began her crusade, President Woodrow Wilson declared the second Sunday in May as the official Mothers Day. Because of her mothers personal like of the carnation flower, Anna began the tradition of wearing a white Carnation for remembering a mother who was deceased and a red one for those who were still alive. Anna Jarvis, who was not a mother herself, became disillusioned in her old age at the commercialization of the holiday and sought to have it abolished. Fortunately for us, that was not done. So, on the second Sunday of May, we can take a day to say Thank you to our own mothers and the mothers of our children; grandchildren; and the mothers of children everywhere. It has been said that The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world. Perhaps this is true, but more than the hand that rocks the cradle are the arms that hug a frightened child; warm words that give encouragement and hope; soft kisses at bedtime and a heart that pours out unconditional love; these are the gifts bestowed by a mom and they Donors, volunteers needed for Cherrywood blood drives Kentucky Derby Hat Winners; Truce Smith, third place; Holly Bragdon, second place; Eve Houghtaling, first place. SEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE14 Downs were Ill have another, Bodemeister and in third place, Dullahan. The winners at Cherrywood were everyone who attended this terrific social event. Derby Day is just one of many free programs that residents are invited to throughout the year. If you missed this one, please make a note and dont miss the next. Garden ClubOn Wednesday, May 16 at 11 a.m., the Garden Club will hold its last meeting for the summer but theyre going out with style. The week of May 21 they plan to visit at least six gardens in Cherrywood for special recognition and present lawn plaques to recognize Gardens of Distinction. Your garden or that of a friend can be nominated by contacting Fred at 352598-0037 or on line at cherrywoodgardeners@gmail.c om. Judging will be in three categories; Natural Formal; and Lawn. There will be two winners in each category. Dont miss this chance to have your hard work or that of a neighbor, recognized for beautifying the gardens and yards of our neighborhood. Exceptional gardening is not only a benefit to the individual property owner; but it gives the entire Cherrywood community a sense of pride. (Just a friendly hint, if you do nominate some one other than yourself, please let them know. Unexpected visitors, even if they are there to give you a prize, can be inconvenient.) Monthly meetings for the club will resume on Oct. 9. The gardeners are planning a trip to Sugar Tree Farms in the fall so keep on eye on the Citizen and the Cherrywood Chirp for details and look to this column for the results of the judging at the end of the month. Be aware that there is a Master Gardners Plant Sale on May 12 at the Agricultural Center on Northeast Jacksonville Road from 8 a.m. until noon. Its a great opportunity to fill in anything your garden may be missing.Spotlight on ExcellenceEach week we feature a resident of Cherrywood who has an interesting past; a promising future or is making a contribution to the quality of life of our active community. This week, the spotlight shines on Marty Duesel. Marty was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the only boy of five children. His sisters, Kathleen and Elaine, still reside in Indiana while his sister Diane lives in Florida. An older sister, Donna, passed away. During his younger years, Marty attended pubic school and after graduating from High School, he enrolled in the International Business Institute. He graduated with two separate associate degrees, one in Business Administration and the other in Finance. During his college days, he was invited to a Memorial Day picnic and was set up with a blind date. That was in 1966. One year later, he and that blind date, Marti, were wed. Theyve been happily married for these past 45 years. (No your reporter didnt make a mistake, it really is Marti and Marty.) They have two children who they adopted. David was 12 when they adopted him and he still resides in Fort Wayne. Their daughter Melissa, who they adopted when she was only 4 months old, now lives with her husband in Warsaw, Indiana. Shortly after Marty graduated from college in 1969, Uncle Sam was there with a letter welcoming him to the U.S. Army. Soon after, he was on his way to Basic Training at Fort Knox, Kentucky. After completing his Basic he was assigned to Fort Lewis, Washington for Advanced Infantry School. The military recognized Martys leadership skills and sent him to Fort Benning, Georgia, to attend the Noncommissioned Officers School. A short tour of temporary duty at Fort Polk, Louisiana ended when he was ordered to Vietnam. Upon arrival, Marty was given a squad of men to command in the 7th Cavalry (Gary Owen) Brigade of the 1st Cavalry Division (Air Mobile). Specifically, he was a part of Charlie Company, lst of the 7th. While in country, as the troops called it while serving in Vietnam, he and his unit were ordered into Cambodia to disrupt enemy supplies coming down the Ho Chi Minh Trail. For their bravery and sacrifice, Charlie Company was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation. This is an award given only to those units who have performed extreme acts of heroism in combat. In addition, Marty received the Bronze Star and the Air Medal for successive and repeated combat operations in both Vietnam and Cambodia. Aside from his family, Marty is most proud of his accomplishments in the Military. His medals and awards provide ample proof that he served courageously and honorably during a difficult period in this countries history. When he was discharged from the Military, Marty took a position with Kay Jewelers in September of 1971. The giant jewelry chain obviously recognized Martys leadership skills and promoted him to store manager. During his career he managed three stores in Fort Wayne and one each in Marion, Indiana and Springfield, Illinois. In each case he improved production in these locations. After 38 years with the company, Marty retired. Tired of cold weather and seeking an active community Marti and Marty researched the area and decided on Cherrywood because it was an active community. That was 14 years ago and both he and his wife Marti have been a part of this community ever since. Apparently finding it hard to break old habits, Marty went back to work for Kay Jewelers here in Ocala as sales associate until his second retirement a couple of years ago. Now the couple spends their time traveling; visiting his sister Diane and taking part in nearly all of the activities of our community. Marty is a member of the Cherrywood Color Guard and also serves as Trustee of the Veterans Club. He is active with the Ritz House for Veterans Project; the food drives; Honor Flight project and he headed up the Veterans Breakfast. In truth, there are very few functions that you wont find Marti and Marty attending. Their bright smiles and vitality brighten every occasion and Marty brings his leadership skills to every office he holds or position he takes. When you see Marty and Marti, be sure to thank them for their service to our country and to our community. From Your ReporterYour opinions and comments are welcome on the articles that appear in this column. If you have suggestions or ideas for items you would like to see covered in the future please email me at urperssec@yahoo.com. Your opinion counts. CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 15 Marty Duesel CHERRYWOOD ESTATES J EJohn Everlove 000B9FZ 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 000BE10 Representing Ocala area residents for over 39 years The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements Before you decide, ask us to send free written information about our qualifications and experience. 237-9225 W.E. BISHO P J R. Attorney At Law Admitted to the Florida Bar in 1965 ESTATE PLANNING WILLS TRUSTS and PROBATE REAL ESTATE CORPORATIONS 7743 S.W. 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lucky people will be off on a three day vacation on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines that includes port taxes; tips and a hundred dollars in spending money. All proceeds from the picnic and from the drawing go to our Veteran Club charities. Everyone is invited to pay tribute to our men and women who gave their all in defense of liberty and to share in the celebration of that freedom with good friends; good food and good neighbors.ShutterbugsThe Cherrywood Camera Club, otherwise known as the Shutterbugs, took a field trip to the Ocala Veterans Park on Friday May 4. The weather was beautiful and the park volunteers were very helpful in giving us a history of the park; showing us around the grounds and pointing out monuments of interest. Such icons as the Medal of Honor statue; a miniature of the Statue of Liberty and the reception center filled with relics and models were all available to us and objects of our photo shoot. As we were walking around, a bagpiper just outside the fence began to play adding to the beauty and solemnity of the visit. The best photo will appear in this column just prior to Memorial Day. Our next meeting is Friday, the 18 at 10 a.m. in the clubhouse card room and everyone is welcome to attend. We are learning a lot from each other and one of our members, Jim Whidden, will be giving the presentation on the 18th. Come out and share your knowl-Friday, May 11, 2012 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 14~ Friday, May 11, 2012 www.smcitizen.com TO ADVERTISE HERE CALL TOM OR SUSIE AT 854-3986 do in fact, rule the world. On this special day, Cherrywood Estates wishes a Happy Mothers Day to all of you beautiful moms; for who you are; for what you do and for all that you have given.Free Comedy Night No Joke!There are still a limited number of seats available for the free Comedy Night at the Clubhouse. Friday, the 18th comedian Mark Alan will be putting on two shows; the first at 6 p.m. and a second performance at 8 p.m. Mark is a favorite of the Orlando Comedy Club Circuit as well as through out Florida. His fascinating and entertaining mixture of quick, brilliant wit and mind boggling magic tricks is definitely worth seeing. More good news, the shows are free! Cherrywood Property Management is covering the expense so the only thing that the residents have to do is sign up for one show or the other and pick up their tickets from Geri in the office. Also, your ticket makes you eligible for a drawing to win dinner for two at the Outback Steak House. You must be present to win but thats no problem because theres one prize for each show. Dont miss this evening of great entertainment. Doors open at 5:30 for the 6 p.m. show and at 7:45 for the 8 p.m. performance, so be on time and bring your sense of humor.Memorial DayYour Cherrywood Veterans Club is proud to sponsor this years Memorial Day observance beginning at noon on May 30. Our own Color Guard will proudly present the colors for the National Anthem and a Salute to the Services. Our distinguished speaker, former Ocala Police Chief, Major Morrey Deen, U.S. Army (Ret.) will deliver a short address to be followed by the playing of Taps. The service is open to any one who would like to attend and pay honor to our fallen heroes. Immediately following the services will be an old fashioned American Picnic. Tickets are only $7 per person and include hot dogs; hamburgers; potato salad; home made beans; coffee and lemonade. A potluck dessert is encouraged. Naturally, individuals can bring the beverages of their choice. Tickets are available at the office from Geri and must be purchased in advance. Following the picnic, Richie B. will be providing an afternoon of smooth music to listen and dance to. With the large repertoire of songs that Rich has, everyone is bound to hear their favorite tunes. At 2 p.m., the long-awaited drawing will take place for the Bahamas Cruise. Two CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 13 PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE15 CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 14 edge and fascination with photography. Raffle drawing nearWin a three-day trip to the Bahamas on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. Raffle tickets are only $10 each or three for $20. The winner will receive a three day trip for two to the Bahamas including port taxes; gratuities and a hundred dollars in spending money. The drawing will be held on May 30 at the Memorial Day Picnic. You need not be present to win and you dont have to be a resident of Cherrywood to enter. All proceeds go to the Veterans Club charities so dont be afraid to buy some tickets from Geri at the office.Summer Fest kicks off June 9 Country Western is the theme for the first of Cherrywoods Summer Fest celebrations this year. At 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 9, fried chicken with all the fixins will be served up and then; from 6 until 9 p.m., the entertainment will be cranked up by Ken Jackson. Ken is a favorite of ours and always brings a great show. Dont worry about cost, thanks to Cherrywood Property Management, this fantastic night of food and entertainment is free. Mark your calendar and watch this column in the Citizen for more details.Cherrywood TravelsContact Nancy or Laura for information on these upcoming trips and more. See the full schedule in the clubhouse and enjoy these great opportunities to go places and see things with your friends and neighbors. Early Bird Dinner Theatre Separate Beds on Thursday May 17 Myrtle Beach 4 nights/5 days May 21 -25. Show Palace Dinner Theatre Swing Thursday May 31. Mystery Day Trip on Friday June 15. Trivia Night at Cherrywood Wednesday, May 16, at 7 p.m., the teams will again assemble in the Clubhouse for an evening of grueling; brain busting; mind boggling; mentally challenging well maybe not all that difficult fun night of Trivia. In reality its an evening of frolic and fellowship as Rich Hurley and Fred OHern put brain teasing questions on the big screen and everyone does their best to answer. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly with some light hearted competition thrown in. Bring your friends; a beverage and snacks of your choice and enjoy a night of not too tough mental stimulation. If you dont have a two, three or four member team, come anyway and youll be given one to play on. Its only a dollar to sign in and all the proceeds go to the Wounded Warrior Fund. Prizes are awarded to the winners and a great time is had by all. Kentucky Derby WinnersDerby Day at Cherrywood brought out the creativity of our ladies and the Social Committee for an evening of great entertainment. The ladies wore their special hats for the occasion; danced to the music of Richie B.; watched the ponies; enjoyed light snacks and hot dogs; and of course, shared a Mint Julep or two. The competition for the best decorated hat was one highlight of the early evening as the ladies vied for prizes. First Prize went to Eve Houghtaling, Second Prize went to Holly Bragdon and Third Prize went to Trude Smith. Hot dogs with the trimmings were on the menu and the big screen showed the preparations down in Louisville. Games and a 50/50 drawing brought in money for the Wounded Warriors Fund and a door prize donated by Trude Smith was awarded. Our sincere thanks go out to Jay OHern and the Cherrywood Social Committee for a great job; to Chris Zacco for donating the hot dogs and prizes and to Justin and Fred of the Maintenance Team for setting up the hall and their support. The winners at Churchill SEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE16 000BE6L Serving Donuts, Bagels, Pastries, Coffee, Tea & Hot Breakfast ACME WHITEFISH SALAD 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 PURCHASE. 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lucky people will be off on a three day vacation on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines that includes port taxes; tips and a hundred dollars in spending money. All proceeds from the picnic and from the drawing go to our Veteran Club charities. Everyone is invited to pay tribute to our men and women who gave their all in defense of liberty and to share in the celebration of that freedom with good friends; good food and good neighbors.ShutterbugsThe Cherrywood Camera Club, otherwise known as the Shutterbugs, took a field trip to the Ocala Veterans Park on Friday May 4. The weather was beautiful and the park volunteers were very helpful in giving us a history of the park; showing us around the grounds and pointing out monuments of interest. Such icons as the Medal of Honor statue; a miniature of the Statue of Liberty and the reception center filled with relics and models were all available to us and objects of our photo shoot. As we were walking around, a bagpiper just outside the fence began to play adding to the beauty and solemnity of the visit. The best photo will appear in this column just prior to Memorial Day. Our next meeting is Friday, the 18 at 10 a.m. in the clubhouse card room and everyone is welcome to attend. We are learning a lot from each other and one of our members, Jim Whidden, will be giving the presentation on the 18th. Come out and share your knowl-Friday, May 11, 2012 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 14~ Friday, May 11, 2012 www.smcitizen.com TO ADVERTISE HERE CALL TOM OR SUSIE AT 854-3986 do in fact, rule the world. On this special day, Cherrywood Estates wishes a Happy Mothers Day to all of you beautiful moms; for who you are; for what you do and for all that you have given.Free Comedy Night No Joke!There are still a limited number of seats available for the free Comedy Night at the Clubhouse. Friday, the 18th comedian Mark Alan will be putting on two shows; the first at 6 p.m. and a second performance at 8 p.m. Mark is a favorite of the Orlando Comedy Club Circuit as well as through out Florida. His fascinating and entertaining mixture of quick, brilliant wit and mind boggling magic tricks is definitely worth seeing. More good news, the shows are free! Cherrywood Property Management is covering the expense so the only thing that the residents have to do is sign up for one show or the other and pick up their tickets from Geri in the office. Also, your ticket makes you eligible for a drawing to win dinner for two at the Outback Steak House. You must be present to win but thats no problem because theres one prize for each show. Dont miss this evening of great entertainment. Doors open at 5:30 for the 6 p.m. show and at 7:45 for the 8 p.m. performance, so be on time and bring your sense of humor.Memorial DayYour Cherrywood Veterans Club is proud to sponsor this years Memorial Day observance beginning at noon on May 30. Our own Color Guard will proudly present the colors for the National Anthem and a Salute to the Services. Our distinguished speaker, former Ocala Police Chief, Major Morrey Deen, U.S. Army (Ret.) will deliver a short address to be followed by the playing of Taps. The service is open to any one who would like to attend and pay honor to our fallen heroes. Immediately following the services will be an old fashioned American Picnic. Tickets are only $7 per person and include hot dogs; hamburgers; potato salad; home made beans; coffee and lemonade. A potluck dessert is encouraged. Naturally, individuals can bring the beverages of their choice. Tickets are available at the office from Geri and must be purchased in advance. Following the picnic, Richie B. will be providing an afternoon of smooth music to listen and dance to. With the large repertoire of songs that Rich has, everyone is bound to hear their favorite tunes. At 2 p.m., the long-awaited drawing will take place for the Bahamas Cruise. Two CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 13 PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE15 CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 14 edge and fascination with photography. Raffle drawing nearWin a three-day trip to the Bahamas on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. Raffle tickets are only $10 each or three for $20. The winner will receive a three day trip for two to the Bahamas including port taxes; gratuities and a hundred dollars in spending money. The drawing will be held on May 30 at the Memorial Day Picnic. You need not be present to win and you dont have to be a resident of Cherrywood to enter. All proceeds go to the Veterans Club charities so dont be afraid to buy some tickets from Geri at the office.Summer Fest kicks off June 9 Country Western is the theme for the first of Cherrywoods Summer Fest celebrations this year. At 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 9, fried chicken with all the fixins will be served up and then; from 6 until 9 p.m., the entertainment will be cranked up by Ken Jackson. Ken is a favorite of ours and always brings a great show. Dont worry about cost, thanks to Cherrywood Property Management, this fantastic night of food and entertainment is free. Mark your calendar and watch this column in the Citizen for more details.Cherrywood TravelsContact Nancy or Laura for information on these upcoming trips and more. See the full schedule in the clubhouse and enjoy these great opportunities to go places and see things with your friends and neighbors. Early Bird Dinner Theatre Separate Beds on Thursday May 17 Myrtle Beach 4 nights/5 days May 21 -25. Show Palace Dinner Theatre Swing Thursday May 31. Mystery Day Trip on Friday June 15. Trivia Night at Cherrywood Wednesday, May 16, at 7 p.m., the teams will again assemble in the Clubhouse for an evening of grueling; brain busting; mind boggling; mentally challenging well maybe not all that difficult fun night of Trivia. In reality its an evening of frolic and fellowship as Rich Hurley and Fred OHern put brain teasing questions on the big screen and everyone does their best to answer. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly with some light hearted competition thrown in. Bring your friends; a beverage and snacks of your choice and enjoy a night of not too tough mental stimulation. If you dont have a two, three or four member team, come anyway and youll be given one to play on. Its only a dollar to sign in and all the proceeds go to the Wounded Warrior Fund. Prizes are awarded to the winners and a great time is had by all. Kentucky Derby WinnersDerby Day at Cherrywood brought out the creativity of our ladies and the Social Committee for an evening of great entertainment. The ladies wore their special hats for the occasion; danced to the music of Richie B.; watched the ponies; enjoyed light snacks and hot dogs; and of course, shared a Mint Julep or two. The competition for the best decorated hat was one highlight of the early evening as the ladies vied for prizes. First Prize went to Eve Houghtaling, Second Prize went to Holly Bragdon and Third Prize went to Trude Smith. Hot dogs with the trimmings were on the menu and the big screen showed the preparations down in Louisville. Games and a 50/50 drawing brought in money for the Wounded Warriors Fund and a door prize donated by Trude Smith was awarded. Our sincere thanks go out to Jay OHern and the Cherrywood Social Committee for a great job; to Chris Zacco for donating the hot dogs and prizes and to Justin and Fred of the Maintenance Team for setting up the hall and their support. The winners at Churchill SEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE16 000BE6L Serving Donuts, Bagels, Pastries, Coffee, Tea & Hot Breakfast ACME WHITEFISH SALAD 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 PURCHASE. EXP. 5/18/12 NOW SERVING LUNCH Sandwiches & Salads HAPPY MOTHERS DAY FREE DONUT For Mom 000BC77 Carmines Caf Carmines Caf Italian Cuisine Italian Cuisine OPEN FOR LUNCH & DINNER EVERY SUNDAY KARAOKE 1-5PM Mothers Day Specials Chicken, Seafood & Steaks Call For Reservations 8810 SW HWY. 200, OCALA 854-1000 Located in Kingsland Plaza Directly across from Pine Run SR200 711193 Taste The Best Taste The Best Taste The Best 000BD8M ROMA ITALIAN RESTAURANT 2775 NW 49th Avenue Ocala Shops at Foxwood 352-368-7662 Fax 352-622-5318 Mon.-Thurs. 11-9 Fri.-Sat. 11-10 Sun 12-8 ROMA ITALIAN RESTAURANT CALL FOR RESERVATIONS Treat Mom to a Feast Treat Mom to a Feast MOTHERS DAY SPECIAL: SURF & TURF Lobster Tail & Filet $ 22 95 or Hand Cut Prime Rib 1 Person $ 14 95 2 Person $ 22 50 Pick of two sides: Baked Potato, Pasta, Vegetable, French Fries 000BE5V OASIS RESTAURANT 7651 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala 352-237-4598 Thank you for your preference.... Open 7 to 7 Mon. Sat. 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We have two urgent needs. The first is blood donors and the second, a volunteer to co-ordinate our blood drives. With the summer months coming on and the fact that we live in an area with many senior citizens, there is a heightened need for life saving blood. If youve never given blood before, now would be a great time to sign up and provide the one substance that medical science cant produce. If youve given in the past and gotten out of the habit of donating now is the perfect time to come back and give. The professionals who operate the blood donation drive provide sterile, courteous, quick and easy service to all donors who sign up. Theres no need to be nervous or wonder if youll be safe in taking a few minutes out of your day to make a difference. Our second urgent need is for a volunteer to co-ordinate the blood drives. It only requires a few hours per month and it makes a world of difference. If you call the office, Geri, will be happy to discuss what few responsibilities go with the position and assist you in getting started. If we dont get a volunteer, our Blood Drives will be in serious danger of disappearing and that would be a real shame. Please give this worthwhile project some thought and either give blood; volunteer or better yet, do both. Cherrywood would thank you; the community would thank you; and the people whose lives you help save will thank you. Mothers DayOn Sunday, May 13, our nation celebrates the holiday of Mothers Day. It is a special day set aside to honor those special women we call Mother; Mama; Mommy; Mom and a hundred other names in scores of different languages. They are those angelic women who have given us life; love and nurture. Mothers Day began in the heart of Ann Jarvis, mother of Anna Jarvis. Ann had hoped that one day mothers would be honored for all their contributions to society and to the family. Upon Anns death, her daughter Anna took up the cause to recognize mothers and began a relentless and tireless effort for a national observance. In response to her efforts, in 1914, six years after Anna began her crusade, President Woodrow Wilson declared the second Sunday in May as the official Mothers Day. Because of her mothers personal like of the carnation flower, Anna began the tradition of wearing a white Carnation for remembering a mother who was deceased and a red one for those who were still alive. Anna Jarvis, who was not a mother herself, became disillusioned in her old age at the commercialization of the holiday and sought to have it abolished. Fortunately for us, that was not done. So, on the second Sunday of May, we can take a day to say Thank you to our own mothers and the mothers of our children; grandchildren; and the mothers of children everywhere. It has been said that The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world. Perhaps this is true, but more than the hand that rocks the cradle are the arms that hug a frightened child; warm words that give encouragement and hope; soft kisses at bedtime and a heart that pours out unconditional love; these are the gifts bestowed by a mom and they Donors, volunteers needed for Cherrywood blood drives Kentucky Derby Hat Winners; Truce Smith, third place; Holly Bragdon, second place; Eve Houghtaling, first place. SEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE14 Downs were Ill have another, Bodemeister and in third place, Dullahan. The winners at Cherrywood were everyone who attended this terrific social event. Derby Day is just one of many free programs that residents are invited to throughout the year. If you missed this one, please make a note and dont miss the next. Garden ClubOn Wednesday, May 16 at 11 a.m., the Garden Club will hold its last meeting for the summer but theyre going out with style. The week of May 21 they plan to visit at least six gardens in Cherrywood for special recognition and present lawn plaques to recognize Gardens of Distinction. Your garden or that of a friend can be nominated by contacting Fred at 352598-0037 or on line at cherrywoodgardeners@gmail.c om. Judging will be in three categories; Natural Formal; and Lawn. There will be two winners in each category. Dont miss this chance to have your hard work or that of a neighbor, recognized for beautifying the gardens and yards of our neighborhood. Exceptional gardening is not only a benefit to the individual property owner; but it gives the entire Cherrywood community a sense of pride. (Just a friendly hint, if you do nominate some one other than yourself, please let them know. Unexpected visitors, even if they are there to give you a prize, can be inconvenient.) Monthly meetings for the club will resume on Oct. 9. The gardeners are planning a trip to Sugar Tree Farms in the fall so keep on eye on the Citizen and the Cherrywood Chirp for details and look to this column for the results of the judging at the end of the month. Be aware that there is a Master Gardners Plant Sale on May 12 at the Agricultural Center on Northeast Jacksonville Road from 8 a.m. until noon. Its a great opportunity to fill in anything your garden may be missing.Spotlight on ExcellenceEach week we feature a resident of Cherrywood who has an interesting past; a promising future or is making a contribution to the quality of life of our active community. This week, the spotlight shines on Marty Duesel. Marty was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the only boy of five children. His sisters, Kathleen and Elaine, still reside in Indiana while his sister Diane lives in Florida. An older sister, Donna, passed away. During his younger years, Marty attended pubic school and after graduating from High School, he enrolled in the International Business Institute. He graduated with two separate associate degrees, one in Business Administration and the other in Finance. During his college days, he was invited to a Memorial Day picnic and was set up with a blind date. That was in 1966. One year later, he and that blind date, Marti, were wed. Theyve been happily married for these past 45 years. (No your reporter didnt make a mistake, it really is Marti and Marty.) They have two children who they adopted. David was 12 when they adopted him and he still resides in Fort Wayne. Their daughter Melissa, who they adopted when she was only 4 months old, now lives with her husband in Warsaw, Indiana. Shortly after Marty graduated from college in 1969, Uncle Sam was there with a letter welcoming him to the U.S. Army. Soon after, he was on his way to Basic Training at Fort Knox, Kentucky. After completing his Basic he was assigned to Fort Lewis, Washington for Advanced Infantry School. The military recognized Martys leadership skills and sent him to Fort Benning, Georgia, to attend the Noncommissioned Officers School. A short tour of temporary duty at Fort Polk, Louisiana ended when he was ordered to Vietnam. Upon arrival, Marty was given a squad of men to command in the 7th Cavalry (Gary Owen) Brigade of the 1st Cavalry Division (Air Mobile). Specifically, he was a part of Charlie Company, lst of the 7th. While in country, as the troops called it while serving in Vietnam, he and his unit were ordered into Cambodia to disrupt enemy supplies coming down the Ho Chi Minh Trail. For their bravery and sacrifice, Charlie Company was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation. This is an award given only to those units who have performed extreme acts of heroism in combat. In addition, Marty received the Bronze Star and the Air Medal for successive and repeated combat operations in both Vietnam and Cambodia. Aside from his family, Marty is most proud of his accomplishments in the Military. His medals and awards provide ample proof that he served courageously and honorably during a difficult period in this countries history. When he was discharged from the Military, Marty took a position with Kay Jewelers in September of 1971. The giant jewelry chain obviously recognized Martys leadership skills and promoted him to store manager. During his career he managed three stores in Fort Wayne and one each in Marion, Indiana and Springfield, Illinois. In each case he improved production in these locations. After 38 years with the company, Marty retired. Tired of cold weather and seeking an active community Marti and Marty researched the area and decided on Cherrywood because it was an active community. That was 14 years ago and both he and his wife Marti have been a part of this community ever since. Apparently finding it hard to break old habits, Marty went back to work for Kay Jewelers here in Ocala as sales associate until his second retirement a couple of years ago. Now the couple spends their time traveling; visiting his sister Diane and taking part in nearly all of the activities of our community. Marty is a member of the Cherrywood Color Guard and also serves as Trustee of the Veterans Club. He is active with the Ritz House for Veterans Project; the food drives; Honor Flight project and he headed up the Veterans Breakfast. In truth, there are very few functions that you wont find Marti and Marty attending. Their bright smiles and vitality brighten every occasion and Marty brings his leadership skills to every office he holds or position he takes. When you see Marty and Marti, be sure to thank them for their service to our country and to our community. 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Friday, May 11, 2012 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 12~ Friday, May 11, 2012 www.smcitizen.com food bank program Ryan Gerds, APR, and Mike Robertson, both with Munroe Regional Medical Center Award of Distinction, Annual Report for their 2011 Community Report FPRA is dedicated to developing public relations practitioners, who, through ethical and standardized practices, enhance the public relations profession in Florida. FPRA is comprised of 15 professional and 10 student chapters throughout the state, providing professional development, networking and professional recognition opportunities. The Ocala FPRA Chapter, www.fpraocala.org, was established in 1980. Members and guests meet the third Friday of each month at 11:30 a.m. at the Ocala Hilton. AWARDSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 11 Sometimes I believe in coincidences and sometimes I believe that things are fated to occur. This phenomenon is called Beshert in Yiddish. Its a Jewish thing that circumstances happen for a reason as in this story of a group of books. Its amazing how this action all came about. Last fall, I wrote a column about a genizah, a storage place for worn out holy Jewish books and documents. It just so happened that shortly after I wrote the article, I was fortunate to attend a lecture at a synagogue in Gainesville, which was given by Dr. Rebecca Jefferson, the head librarian at the Price Library of Judaica at the University of Florida. Coincidentally (?) her topic was about a genizah and we struck up a lively conversation about books and Jewish history. I never realized how soon we were to connect again. A few months ago, a loyal couple from Citrus County who loves this column contacted me. They explained that they had some books they wanted to donate to me from a collection by a now deceased rabbi. They considered me because they knew I would give these treasures a good home. After much e-mailing back and forth and coordinating dates, we were finally able to meet just recently. What I was about to receive sent shivers down my spine. The lovely couple was unaware of the true value of the donation but one look at the books had me so excited that I felt like Solomon Schechter the famous scholar that discovered a treasure trove of Jewish valuables in a genizah in Cairo. In my hands I had prayer books with gold leaf edges from 1860, another from 1915 and a bible reference from 1906! All were in good condition. I also found some classic works on Jewish history and legends from 1941, which I dismissed as not so important. (What did I know?) I also found a commentary on Isaiah written by a Christian scholar, which I thought very interesting. That too was about 100 years old. Of course I was curious as to why a rabbi would have a book by a Christian scholar. I explained to the couple that either these books would be buried because they were holy or they could find their way to a library. (I hoped for the latter). When I arrived home, I got to work. Within minutes I had Dr. Jeffersons number and she personally answered my call. I explained what I had in my possession and not only did she remember me but she was as excited as I was over these treasures. She assured me that all were valuable. She said that the Nazis destroyed many volumes and my 1940s selections could fill that void. As for the Christian scholar, she knew that name right off, even the publisher, and explained the rabbi probably used it for reference. As for the other books, even if they were duplicates, this was fine as these might replace copies the library already had that may be damaged or hard to read. The more I listened the better this all got. How fortunate of me to have met Dr. Jefferson! This knowledge led me right to the best place for these volumes. The story does not end here. There was the problem of getting them to the library, which is in Gainesville. Here Beshert intervened again. It just so happened that a guest from Gainesville was visiting my congregation, Beth Israel of Ocala, for the weekend and agreed to take the books back with her to the library. I was thrilled because I know what humidity can do to books especially when a silverfish jumped out of the box! Now, I could have sold these volumes to an antique dealer or kept them myself but because of their religious and historical value, I decided to donate them to an institution where they would be safe and preserved. Doing something like this is called a mitzvah, a good deed, in this case, to preserve Judaism in a very special way and I had several people all in on the act! You will never convince me that all this was coincidence. There were too many things that fell into place for this all to happen. These books were destined to be saved and they fell right into my hands. They dont call us The People of the Book for nothing. May we all grab opportunity by the hands and turn it for the good. (Update: Dr. Jefferson informs me that while the books were not in the rare category, the 1860 holiday volume is scarce and can only be found in 18 libraries in the world. She is grateful for the donation for its historical value and its contribution to the legacy of Jewish history. I couldnt be more pleased!) About Beshert and books JUDIS JOURNAL J SJudi Siegal Student Media Festival tonight at West PortHundreds of students and parents will pack into West Port High Schools Performing Arts Center Friday night, May 11, for the 11th annual Marion County Student Media Festival. The 7 p.m. event is free and open to the public. The festival, underwritten with community donations and organized by local educators, showcases the quality work created by television production students throughout Marion County Public Schools. Participants range from kindergarten through 12th grade. Presenting sponsors this year include Robert Boissoneault Oncology Institute, ACA Construction Group, Cox, Dell, the Public Education Foundation of Marion County, and Walmart. Other sponsors include Blackboard and Progress Energy. This year, 372 entries came from 26 different schools. Last month, a panel of industry experts judged the entries in 12 categories and four age groups. This years show host is Greg Thompson, an awardwinning actor, screenwriter, director, producer, and choreographer whos appeared on HBO, ESPN, and in the lead role in Dark Remains. He also had recurring roles on One Tree Hill and Dawsons Creek. Over two dozen community leaders will announce this years winners and present certificates and awards during Friday nights ceremony, including four Best of Show prizes for grade levels K to 2, 3 to 5, 6 to 8, and 9 to 12. The event airs live on the Marion Education Channel and replays every Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. throughout May. The Marion Education Channel is carried on more than a dozen local cable systems including Bright House 198, Comcast 99, and Cox 12. The Marion Education Channel is also available digitally over-the-air on Channel 7.1. West Port High School is at 3733 S.W. 80th Ave. in Ocala. For more information, contact Media Festival Director Miriam Needham at 352-671-4104. Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com FAMILY FEATURES Who doesnt love a fiesta? Americans love to eat tacos, carnitas, tortilla chips and other tradi tional Mexican dishes. However, many also worry about how healthy these dishes can be. What they dont realize is if recipes are pre pared with fresh items and cooked with corn oil, they can actually be adding benefits to their diet. According to USDA data, corn oil, such as MazolaCorn Oil, contains more choles terol-blocking plant sterols than any other cooking oil four times as many as olive oil. It also contains 40 percent more than canola oil. This will help the health fulness of everyones fiestas. Setting a Healthier TableWhether its for a fiesta with friends, or a weeknight dinner, its possible to set a healthier table by using MazolaCorn Oil, so Mazolahas partnered with WomenHeart, the nations only patient-centered organiza tion serving the 42 million women living with or who are at risk for heart disease, to encourage people to pledge to set a healthier table when they cook. Herb Mesa, The Next Food Network Star finalist, celebrity chef and personal trainer who is working with Mazolato share the news about plant sterols, says By taking the Set a Healthier Table pledge on the MazolaFacebook page, you can show your commitment to health for both you and your family. To take an active role in your health, visit www.Facebook.com/MazolaBrand and pledge to increase the amount of plant sterols in your familys diet. For every pledge taken, Mazolawill donate $1 (up to a maximum of $50,000), to WomenHeart. For healthy fiesta recipes, visit www.mazola.com. Roasted Poblano Chicken Quesadillas Prep Time: 10 to 15 minutes Cook Time: 10 to 15 minutes Yield: 6 servings 2 medium poblano peppers 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Mexican cheese blend 1 cup cooked, shredded chicken 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro 1 teaspoon onion salt 6 8 to 10-inch flour tortillas 2 tablespoons MazolaCorn Oil Roast peppers under the broiler, over a gas flame or on grill. Heat for 5 to 7 minutes per side or until surface skin on the peppers is blistered and charred. Using tongs, transfer peppers to a paper bag or a covered bowl and set aside until cool enough to handle. Rinse peppers under running water to remove stem, seeds, pith and all charred material. Pat dry and cut into 1-inch strips. Heat griddle or large skillet over mediumhigh heat, or place oven rack in upper third of oven and preheat broiler to 400F. Combine roasted pepper strips, cheese, chicken, cilantro and onion salt in a small bowl. Evenly divide the filling and spread over one half of each tortilla. Fold remaining half over to form a semi-circle. Lightly brush both sides of quesadillas with corn oil. Heat quesadillas for 1 to 2 minutes per side or until lightly browned and cheese is melted. (For broiler method, place quesadillas on a baking sheet and broil for 1 to 2 minutes per side or until lightly browned and cheese is melted.) Cut quesadillas into wedges and serve with salsa and sour cream, if desired. Tips: Filling can be refrigerated up to 2 days ahead. For convenience, use shredded rotisserie chicken. Bananas Empanadas Prep Time: 20 minutes Bake Time: 20 minutes Yield: 12 empanadas 2 tablespoons butter or margarine 4 ripe bananas, sliced 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) spiced rum 1 teaspoon cinnamon 2 packages (11.6 ounces each) empanada dough disks 2 tablespoons MazolaCorn Oil Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add bananas, rum and cinnamon. Cook and stir occasionally for 15 minutes. Separate each empanada disk and place on an oiled baking sheet. To assemble, place some filling mixture on half of the round disk, leaving a small border around the edge. Fold other half of pastry over filling, pressing edges to seal. Lightly brush each empanada with oil. Bake in preheated 400F oven for 20 min utes, until pastry is golden. 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BY JESSICA PATTERSON Special to the CitizenSunlight shone brightly through the world of Inkara. It was midday and cool breezes blew through the land. Feurna the Dragoness flew calmly among the clouds, thinking. Her black scales flashed in the suns rays and her bright blue and yellow stripes gleamed. Her blue front paws were folded neatly under her chest while her back legs hung loosely. She pumped her yellow wings effortlessly. Feurna had left Terrafores lair after spying only yesterday, and she was relieved to be able to leave. Two-hundred years ago, an evil dragon named Terrafore had betrayed his dragon brethren. He then gathered an army of Eeens, who were small, ghastly, yet powerful creatures who looked like skeletons with only skin upon them, and gained control of Inkara. Before they were caught, a group of dragons hid and formed a resistance. The same group, now called The Raiders, still stood today and had many more members, now including Feurna. Feurna narrowed her eyes as she closely scanned the land below her. Then she spotted her destination a mile away: Misty Falls. The enormous waterfall was known for the mist it had, but it was extremely hidden by towering pines. Only a Raider dragon could recognize its location. Excited to return, Feurna hurried her pace as she approached Misty Falls. Soon, she was hovering above the hidden waterfall. The pine trees that disguised its location were covered in dew from the moisture. Suddenly, Feurna flattened her wings against her and began to plummet towards the pines. She swerved to and fro through the gaps in the branches, startling creatures and causing them to retreat. She flew into an enormous clearing with a towering waterfall at the edge. The water cascaded down the rocks and roared like thunder. Feurna swerved towards the falls and she watched as Misty Falls rapidly came to meet her. She flew faster and faster as she brought her paws and wings closer to her body. She sliced through the heavy waterfall like a dagger. She then emerged into a gigantic and very tall cavern: The Raiders base and loading area. Paths were cut out of the dark gray walls and there were tunnel mouths everywhere. It was brightly lit by the sunlight flooding in through the waterfall entrance, hanging crystals, and lanterns. Hundreds of dragons were inside, walking or flying, carrying out their duties, carrying messages, or transporting items. When Feurna flew through the entrance, spraying mist everywhere, all the dragons turned to watch as she opened her wings and steadied herself. When she landed, the news was already spreading. Feurnas back! the dragons whispered to each other. Out of the way, out of the way! a voice boomed through the cavern. Some of the dragons parted as a smaller yellow dragon padded forward. Feurna! he shouted, Its good to see you back! Feurna nodded, Hello Voltor. Voltor walked up to her side and then turned back to the watching dragons. Go on, nothing to see here! Back to business everyone! he told them. With a few mutters of regret, everyone obeyed and returned to their tasks. Voltor gazed up at Feurna with his amber eyes. He was only up to shoulder-height next to Feurna. Feurna couldnt help but gaze at Voltors two stumps of wings. A couple of years ago, Voltor had gone into battle at Progan Plains with the rest of The Raiders. Voltor was never a good fighter, and it didnt help when he was swarmed by a large group of Eeens. His injuries were so severe that they had to cut off his wings in order to prevent infection. Since he could no longer fly, he was given the job Head of Weapons and Armor. Now he commanded the import, export, and repair of all the weapons and armor used by The Raiders. He was actually quite happy now. Even though he couldnt fly, he loved what he did. Feurna snapped out of her thoughts and Voltor said, Im happy to see you again. Everyone was worried that you might have gotten captured. Really? Feurna replied, beginning to walk away. Voltor followed at her side. Dont they know that Ive been there tons of times? I know the place inside and out. Voltor shrugged, Lots of dragons have been captured lately by Eeen patrols. Cant blame us for being worried. Feurna couldnt help but agree. Terrafore had sent out his Eeens to capture lone dragons, including Raiders. After they were captured, dragons would be taken into the dungeon. Then, theyd be shackled and become either slaves or new warriors, whose memory was erased. So what were you spying on anyway? Voltor asked, tilting his head questionably. Feurna met his curious gaze. Thats secret information, and you know it. I couldnt tell you if I even wanted to. The Philosopher is already angry with me. She answered simply. Voltor sighed and looked up at the flying dragons above them. Cant blame a dragon for trying. And that old bag of bones is always mad about something! Feurna smiled, the first in a long time, Finally, for once someone shares my opinions. Voltor laughed and shook his head. * Suddenly, a dragon, wearing the light blue waistcoat of a messenger, rushed up to them. He was panting heavily and sweating a bit. He looked up at Feurna with nervous eyes and swallowed. Welcome back, Guardian Feurna. I am glad you have returned safely. He said, regaining himself, The Philosopher seeks your presence at his quarters. Feurna sighed loudly. This was exactly what she was dreading. Meanwhile, the messenger grew even more nervous. Feurna was known for her bad temper. He had already been yelled at by his mate and by the Lead Messenger, and he most certainly didnt want it to happen again. Feurna looked back at Voltor with disappointment in her eyes. Im sorry to leave you so soon Voltor, but the bag of bones calls. I promise to see you later, alright? Voltor smiled and nodded, I understand. Ill be looking forward to it. I have to go check up on the Armor Cleaners anyway. Theyve been messing up the orders a bit lately. Feurna watched as he walked away and then looked back at the waiting messenger, who looked quite distressed. She nodded, Lets go. The messenger gladly agreed and rushed away, Feurna following him. After shoving through a crowd of dragons transporting furniture and weapons, they arrived at the entrance of a large tunnel. Crystals lay at each of it sides and above the tunnel it read PHILOSOPHERS CAVERN. Feurna slowly trailed on after the messenger, who was just growing more and more nervous, worried that the Philosopher would be angry if they were late. After minutes of walking through the crystallighten tunnel and hearing nothing but the sound of their claws clicking against the smooth stone floor, the tunnel began to widen out and the walls transformed from the rough gray stone into lapis-lazuli. Later, they emerged into a bright blue cavern. Books lay inside bookshelves carved from the walls and crystals blanketed and adorned the walls and ceiling. Across the cavern was an enormous mass of crystals, tall and small. They glowed brightly. In the middle of the mass was a throne carved out of the crystals. On the throne, sat and enormous yet old white dragon; the Philosopher. He had a gray beard and long blue whiskers. His piercing icy blue eyes were narrowed. He had long gray horns that grew out from the top of his head. Blue spines along with gray stripes ran down his neck, back, and tail. He spread his gray wings and clicked his long blue claws impatiently against his throne as they entered. * The messenger, clearly seeing that he was right about the Philosopher being mad, escorted Feurna in and then hurriedly left. Feurna watched as the messenger scurried away and then padded up to the Philosopher. When she was directly in front of him, she sat and met the Philosophers stern and icy gaze. He sighed and his deep yet ancient voice echoed in the silent cavern, Feurna, welcome back. What news have you brought? Nothing, actually. They are bringing in more and more dragons though, raising their army. I believe they are getting ready for a war. She replied looking at her paws. The Philosopher pondered for a moment. Ive suspected this But I have one question for you. Feurna looked up, puzzled. Do you ever care about your father, Terrafore? Feurna stood stiff and silent, ashamed and angry at the Philosopher for asking such a question. It was true that Terrafore was her father. After he had gained full control of Inkara he had found a mate and she had laid an egg. A year later the egg hatched and Feurna was born. But while she was still in her egg, her mother had been killed. The day she hatched, The Raiders invaded Terrafores lair. The Philosopher, who was a leading warrior at the time, found her alone and had taken her back to The Raiders base. She was raised there ever since that day. She narrowed her eyes and gazed coldly at the Philosopher. I do not. After everything hes done, I truly dislike him. She answered. The Philosopher nodded, And do you know why we took you? Feurna stayed silent, even though she knew the answer. You are gifted, thats why. Do you know how youre gifted? Thats because you can control three elements. A normal warrior dragon can control only one element: air, water, earth, fire, electricity, or ice. Before I found you I was given a prophecy in my dreams. It said Three Guardians must be found. One controlling Fire and Earth, another controlling Ice and Water, and another controlling Fire, Electricity, and Air. Only they can bring freedom to Inkara. When I found you, I could immediately tell that you were a Guardian. And so I took you back and raised you, Riku, and Marina as my own. You practiced your electricity, air, and fire skills. Marina practiced her water and ice skills. Riku practiced his fire and earth skill. He answered himself. Feurna rolled her eyes. She knew all of this. The Philosopher, who seemed to not notice, continued, But Im happy to say that Ive discovered a way to destroy Terrafore. Feurnas eyes widened at what she heard. She never wanted to destroy her father; even after all hes done! She was hoping that maybe if he saw her again he may back down. The Philosopher noticed her shock. I thought you didnt care about your father? he questioned. Feurna looked back at the lapis-lazuli floor. I... I. she stuttered. Then she looked at him with furious eyes. I dont. she growled. She didnt want anyone to see that she actually cared about her father, especially the Philosopher. They might think that shes weak, or even worse, they might believe that shes on his side. The Philosopher smiled. Good. He replied, Now Twelve local public relations professionals representing seven local organizations captured 15 awards recently from the Florida Public Relations Associations Ocala chapter. Chapter past presidents handed out the awards at a luncheon in Ocala last Friday. The Mid-Florida Local Image Awards honor outstanding public relations programs and publications. Entries in multiple divisions and categories must meet strict criteria and undergo tough scrutiny by out-of-state judges. This years winners and their respective awards include: Allison Campbell, APR, and Tina Banner, APR, and Ocala FPRA Image Committee Grand All Image Award for Internal Program (highest honor) for their MidFlorida Local Image Awards sPRing Training program (also won Image and Judges Awards) Barbra Hernandez, Marion County Board of County Commissioners Grand Image Award, Poster and Calendar for the 2012 Marion County Stormwater Calendar (also won Image Award) Mike Robertson and Leigh Anne Link, Munroe Regional Medical Center Grand Image Award, Online Promotion for the Munroe Heart Video Diaries (also won Image and Judges Awards) Peveeta Serraj, APR, Marion County Fire Rescue, and Mark Mulligan, Marion County Senior Services Image Award and Judges Award, Public Service for their Fire & Fall Prevention Program Mandy Wettstein, APR, CPRC, and That! 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College Road Thurs., May 17 & Wed., May 23, 11:00 a.m. 18~ Friday, May 11, 2012 www.smcitizen.com One of the great joys of getting older, and there is at least one joy involved in this grueling process, is discovering that you were right all the time. I try not to boast here because, well, thats just the kind of person I am. And, Im not going to make a list of all of the things I was right about. No sense in boasting, but I just cant resist one. Some of these things centered on my relationship with my mother. One advantage a mother has over her children is that sense of authority and being right all the time. Looking back, I can see that she was not right all the time. As a young person, my mother told me things I have since learned not to be true. For example: It takes more than clean underwear to survive an accident. The boogieman under my bed does not exist... any more. None of my friends wants to jump off a bridge. I will grow up even if I dont clean up my plate. And, its almost impossible to behave yourself and have a good time simultaneously. My mother, like other mothers, was not a bad mother. She just had bad information, much of which she got from her mother. Im not sure where grandmother got her information, but it too was wrong. And, when you have bad information, there is nothing more you can do but inflict it upon your children. And my mother inflicted away at us children. This week another one of these not true things, was revealed. This one was the mother of all untrue things mothers tell their children. I must confess there is a bittersweet sense of victory in this recent announcement. I cant tell you how many times my mother told me to Eat your spinach. Its good for you. When I would protest she would further admonish me by saying, Finish all of your spinach on your plate, it wont kill you. Boy was she wrong. I hate to say, I told you so. However, the temptation is beyond my ability to resist. After all, Im only a man. I guess I never ate enough spinach for the strength to resist everything. For years, I told my mother that spinach was not good for me. Now, I have scientific proof as well as verification from the United States government that spinach can kill you. Where was all this information and government verification when I was young and being force-fed spinach? Some things should be retroactive. If I could find a way to give back all the spinach I have eaten from my mothers table I certainly would do it right now. (Could someone find me a porkbarrel?) Of course, there is always the idea that my mother knew this and was simply trying to kill me. No, after further thought, Im sure that is far from being true. But dont think I havent been pondering this, lately. She had plenty of evidence to incite this kind of attitude toward me, I assure you. My mother used everything she could think of to get me to eat my spinach. She used intimidation, arguments and a gold oldfashioned thrashing. None of it seemed to make her spinach taste any better. One of the arguments my mother used to get me to eat spinach was good ole Popeye. Popeye eats spinach, my mother would taunt me. Look at all of the things he does because of eating spinach. Of course, from my observation, Popeye only ate spinach when he was in extreme trouble and his life was being threatened. I tried to have an agreement with my mother that I would eat spinach every time my life was threatened. Then she threatened my life. Her arguments continued. Certainly you want to be like Popeye, dont you? my mother pleaded. To which I responded, Yes, and he smokes a pipe too. Can I smoke a pipe? I did not think it fair for my mother to make me eat spinach and then not allow me to smoke a pipe. If you choose one the other comes too. At the time, my mother was not too amused with my argument concerning Popeyes pipe. I tried explaining that Popeyes use of spinach was only occasionally but his use of the pipe was continuously. This argument had no effect upon my mother, but it did cause severe pain in my left ear as she led me by my ear back to the table to finish my spinach. At the time, my mother had a one-track mind, which led to a plate of spinach. I, on the other hand, had a one-track mind, which led as far away from that plate of spinach as possible. Nothing would do but clean up my plate of spinach. Only one mind could win, and it sure wasnt mine. I listened with amusement to all this news concerning spinach this past week. Reflecting upon this incident from my past, a verse of Scripture came to my mind. Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin. (James 4:17 KJV). At the time of my spinach eating frenzy, my mother thought she was doing the right thing. At the time she was, much to my consternation. Its not so much, what we do, as it is what we know.The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship located at 1471 Pine Road in Silver Springs Shores. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores and can be contacted by calling 352-6874240. His e mail address is jamessnyder2@att.net. The church website can be found at www.whatafellowship.com. My mother sure was wrong about spinach OUT TO PASTOR J SRev. James L. Snyder Christs Church of Marion CountySaturday, May 12: Men's Prayer Group, 8 a.m. Saturday, May 12: All Church Work Day, 9 a.m. Sunday, May 13: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Friendship Fellowship Potluck, noon. Tuesday, May 15: Women's Ministry Meeting, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 16: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Christs Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., off State Road 200, Ocala. Phone is 352-8616182, website is www.ccomc.org.Vacation Bible School at JoyJoy Evangelical Lutheran Church will hold its vacation Bible school from July 23 27 from 9 a.m. to noon. All children from 5 years of age through fifth grade are encouraged to attend and join the fun. 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onto what Ive discovered. He slowly stood up and walked over to one of the bookcases carved into the wall. He lifted one of his paws and picked a pearllooking sphere. It weakly pulsed a blue light. Feurna stood and joined the Philosopher. She looked closely at it. What is it? she whispered. The Orb of Inkara. Its been passed down from Philosopher to Philosopher for centuries. I thought it was for nothing but decoration, but apparently it has amazing powers. What Ive discovered is that there is a hidden temple within Terrafores lair. Theres a pedestal in the center of the temple. If you place this orb on it, it is said that it will destroy all evil. So Ive planned that tomorrow morning we will gather The Raiders and invade Terrafores Lair. While we battle, You, Riku, and Marina will take this orb and find the temple. Once inside, you will all place the orb on the pedestal. After Terrafore and his army are destroyed, Inkara will be freed at last. The old dragon explained. He put it back on the shelf and looked at Feurna. The fate of Inkara rests in all of your paws. Do not make any mistakes. He told her, turning and walking back to his throne. Feurna nodded and continued to stare at the orb. Yes, Philosopher. She muttered. The Philosopher flicked his tail towards the tunnel entrance. Now go see Riku and Marina. Theyll be glad to see you again. I believe that theyre in the Battle Arena. Feurna, happy to leave and see her closest friends, turned and left without saying goodbye. She felt the Philosophers eyes burn into the back of her head. Once Feurna emerged back into loading area she turned and walked into another tunnel which read BATTLE ARENA. She continued to walk silently down the tunnel until she walked out into an immense coliseum. In the center of the dirt fightingarea was a group of dragons who were watching a fight demonstration. There were two dragons showing the fight demonstration; one a red male with black spines and stripes that ran down his neck, back and tail and with orange wings. The other was a blue female dragon with light blue stripes and dark blue fins running down her head, neck, back, and tail. She had light blue wings. Feurna walked up and watched as the two dragons circled each other. Suddenly the red dragon leapt into the air and sent a plume of red fire straight at his opponent. He then flew up to the roof of the arena and began to plummet straight towards the blue dragon. Meanwhile the blue dragon swiftly dodged the fire and crouched close to the ground. She dug her claws into the dirt and a loud rumbling noise filled the arena. As soon as the red dragon was close enough to pin her, the blue dragon roared and a colossal hole opened out of the ground, sending a torrent of water in the air. The red dragon panicked and tried to swerve away but the water swallowed him up before he could escape. The blue dragon simply smiled, stood, and caused the hole to close up. As the water immediately disappeared the red dragon crashed to the ground, soaked. Feurna smiled and shook her head. It looks like water put out the flame once again! she called, walking closer. All the dragons, including the two fighters, turned their heads towards the source of the voice. Feurna! the red dragon cried, leaping to his feet and running over. The blue dragon followed, grinning happily. Hello Riku. Hi Marina. Riku smiled and puffed his chest out. I did pretty good. I would have gotten Marina if she didnt make that geyser! he boasted. Marina ignored him. Did the Philosopher already tell you about tomorrows plan? Marina asked. Yep. Feurna notified. Riku lowered his head and inspected Feurna with worried eyes. Are you okay about Terrafore? he murmured. Yeah. She assured, smiling faintly. She could tell Riku wasnt convinced, but he left the matter alone. The watching dragons began to walk up, welcoming Feurna back and praising the two fighters. Wait, I want to see Feurna fight someone! a dragon demanded. Murmurs of agreement spread along everyone. But wait, another dragon piped in, who will? There was silence. Everyone knew that Feurna was also famous for her battle skills and Guardianship. Riku nudged Feurna. How about you fight me, one on one? he challenged. Youre on! All of the dragons, including Marina, returned to their previous place while Riku and Feurna stood face to face. Feurna flared her wings and slowly pumped them. Rikus orange eyes burned fiercely. Silence filled the room and all you could hear was the anticipated heartbeats of the watching dragons. Feurna abruptly launched herself into the air and flung surge electricity straight at Riku. Alarmed, Riku leapt backwards just before the electricity hit the ground, sending dust everywhere. Feurna scanned the enormous dust cloud where the electricity struck, searching for any signs of Riku. She got her answer when he flew out and rapidly came towards her. Feurna did a front flip in mid-air and sent another wave of electricity hurtling down towards Riku. He easily evaded it and continued flying. He was getting close and Feurna didnt have enough time to send out another wave. She pressed her wings close to her sides and began to plummet down towards Riku. She twisted and began to spin uncontrollably. Gasps of fear came from the crowd of watching dragons below as they watched the two dragons getting closer and closer. But that was exactly what Feurna wanted. She opened her mouth and sent out a stream a blue fire. More gasps came from the crowd, but in awe. She looked like a falling blue top. Riku couldnt handle it anymore; he swerved to the right just before they collided. But his tail was caught in the torrent of fire and he also began to spin out of control. Feurna opened her wings and stopped herself when Riku crashed onto the ground. She turned and quickly landed next to him. You all right? she asked, worried. Riku lifted his head and smiled. Yeah. He replied standing up. The crowd of dragons ran over and cheered for Feurna. She couldnt help but smile. * Feurna landed at the temple entrance, Riku and Marina following closely. They had found the temple at Terrafores lair and she could hear The Raiders and Terrafores army battling outside. Feurna held the Orb of Inkara tightly in her jaws. The temple looked like a normal crystal cavern, except for the diamond pedestal in the center. She slowly padded up to the pedestal and stopped right in front of it. She stared at it silently. Riku and Marina came to her side, watching her. This must be hard for you Riku muttered with a sympathetic look in his eyes. She didnt want to, but she nodded sadly. Marina touched her nose to Feurnas cheek, Im sorry. Feurna pulled away. Why? she managed to ask through the orb in her mouth. That you have to go through this. Marina responded calmly. And she should be. A deep voice echoed from above. They all looked up to see a humongous, even bigger than the Philosopher, pure black dragon with bright emerald green eyes. He opened his immense wings and glided down, landing with a deafening THUMP. Terrafore! Riku snarled, showing his fangs. Indeed I am. Terrafore replied, gazing at him through narrowed eyes. Now give me that orb, pretty one. He demanded, lowering his head to Feurnas level. Feurna gazed at him tranquilly and set the orb down on the stone floor. Do you not remember me? she ordered. Terrafores face changed to puzzlement, but as he recognized who Feurna really was, it transformed into shock. F-F-Feurna? he whispered, leaning closer. She nodded. Then, something happened that had never before. After all the times that Feurna had spied here and on Terrafore, she had never seen this. His lips turned up into a wide smile. He stretched his neck out and touched his nose against Feurnas. Feurna smiled and welcomed his embrace. Meanwhile, Riku and Marina stood back, jaws opened in awe. I thought you were killed like your mother! Terrafore stated. Feurna shook her head. No. she assured. Thats why I always felt your presence around here. Were you spying? Yes. Why you naughty dragoness! You take after your mother so much. Do I really? Yes, same personality and looks. Feurna smiled and she sucked in a wavering breath. Why are you doing all of this? Terrafore hesitated for a moment and sighed. Back when I was your age, I was training to become the next Philosopher. I trained nonstop, night and day. But the day the next Philosopher was to be named, that dreaded dragon Gerolden was chosen. He explained. Is that the name of the current Philosopher? Riku interrupted. Terrafore nodded. I flew into rage after that and left. I gained control of the Eeens and created an army. Thats how I gained control of Inkara. He finished, straightening himself. Feurna stood stiffly, staring at the floor. Then she looked up at her father. Would you come back? Now that youve found me? Feurna offered. A long pondering silence followed. Yes. Terrafore reassured her, Anything for you. But youd have to go to the dungeon first, of course. Marina put in, stepping forward. He nodded, Of course. Feurna grinned ecstatically, the first in many years. She looked at both Marina and Riku. They nodded towards the Orb of Inkara. Feurna nodded in return and gazed down at the orb. It looked like nothing but a decoration now, just like the Philosopher said. She raised her paw and brought it down full-force onto the orb. It shattered into a million pieces, ceasing its annoying pulsing and to never be repaired. * Exactly a month later, Feurna was walking down the tunnel written DUNGEON. Terrafore had flown back out of the temple with Feurna, Riku, and Marina after they had broken the Orb of Inkara and told his army to surrender. The Raiders then took Terrafore as their prisoner. Terrafore had released the Eeens and let the captured dragons regain their memories. After they had put him in the dungeon, the Philosopher was frantic and furious. He called all the Guardians absurd for their decision. But after a long argument, the Philosopher was finally convinced. So Terrafore was sentenced for 2 centuries in the dungeon. Many dragons were also mad about Terrafore not being killed, but they soon learned the reason why his life was spared. All of them had forgiven him by now. Feurna had visited him often. In fact, she was going to meet him right now. When she entered the dungeon, which was lit by green crystals and was actually quite clean for a dungeon, Feurna could hear her father stirring. As she walked up to his cells bars, his bright green eyes shone out of the darkness. Hello, father. How are you doing today? She asked, sitting down. Terrafore sighed. Quite bored until you arrived. But Im counting the days. Only eleven months and one-hundredninety-nine years to go. He replied, smiling faintly. I never knew that you were good with numbers, even though Ive spied on you so many times. Feurna chuckled, pressing her nose against the bars. Terrafore stretched his neck and pressed his nose against hers. So, he said, staring at her with pure happiness and love within his once-fierce eyes, what shall we do when I am freed? I dont know. Feurna said, shaking her head, I truly dont know. Friday, May 11, 2012 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 10~ Friday, May 11, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Attend the worship service of your choice... DRAGONCONTINUED FROM PAGE 18 Read the classifieds FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH (Disciples of Christ) Worship: 10:30 AM Sunday School: 9:15 AM (352) 629-6485 www.firstchristianocala.org 1908 S.E. Ft. King St. (Next to Marion Technical Institute) First Christian Church of Ocala Nursery Provided 000ASIX Revs. Terry & Mary Beth Harper, Pastors See us on Facebook 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 000B8WB 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 Evangelical Lutheran Church joyocala@embarqmail.com Edward Holloway, Pastor 7045 SW 83rd Pl., Ocala (352) 854-4509 Nursery Provided 000B8W1 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 000AQJ2 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 000B9FK 7768 SW Hwy 200, Ocala (352) 237-4633 www .countr ysideocala.or g W elcome to Countr yside Pr esbyterian Chur ch (USA) Sunday Bible Study 9:00 am Sunday Worship 10:30 am Tuesday Bible Study 2:00 pm Pastor Gar y O. Marshall Y our Spiritual Home 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. 000B8VF 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 000AQDK 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 Located a mile west of SR 200 at 10260 SW 110th Street (turn west across from the entrance to Oak Run) Conservative Bible Teachings Traditional Services Sunday Worship at 10:00 AM Community Church 000AXKM TIMBER RIDGE 000B81W 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 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.) 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SARAHS KEY By Tatiana de Rosnay In Sarahs Key, AngloFrench novelist Tatiana de Rosnay illuminates Frances darkest hour in World War II. On July 16 French police corralled almost 14,000 Parisian Jews men, women and children at the Velodrome dHiver in appalling conditions before dispatching them to Auschwitz. Although Nazis ordered the action, French cooperation stunned witnesses. Against this momentous event the author creates the character of 10-yearold Sarah Starzynski. A knock on the door by police that July 16 would change her life forever. Though wearing the required yellow star, Sarah had been told little about the anti-Semitic threat swirling about her. Otherwise, she would not have locked her little brother in a cupboard for his safety, feeling certain that the family would be returning to their apartment shortly. The horrors occurring in the stadium drive Sarah to withdraw emotionally: The only way to shut out the hell around her was to bury her head between her pointed knees, and cup her hands over her ears. She rocked back and forth, pressing her face down onto her legs. Think of nice things, think of all the things you like, of all the things that make you happy, of all those special, magical moments you remember. Running parallel to Sarahs story is that of modern day journalist Julia Jarmond, living in Paris and married to Frenchman Bernard. As the 60th anniversary of the Vel Hiv nears, shes asked to write a piece about it. In her research she uncovers a link between Sarah and Bernards family who occupied the Starzynski apartment immediately after the arrests. The subject disturbs her in-laws who urge her to stop pursuing their involvement. Julia, however, feels that a higher purpose is served by exposing the lie the familys been living. This, in turn, raises a philosophical question. What right do we have to tell people things that we think they should know, even when such things will almost certainly cause them pain? In presenting parallel stories the author paints a stark contrast between Julias many choices whether to have a baby or save her marriage with the helplessness of the July 16 victims whose babies are ripped from their arms and who have no say over the direction their lives will take. This is a haunting story told in a touching and sensitive manner. On Sunday we celebrate Mothers Day to show honor and respect to one of the most influential persons in our lives. We all spent the most formative years of our lives with our mothers. Our tour down Pun Alley starts with a question, is your mom anywhere in the column? Not our moms As we think back we realize there were many things mom would not say: How on earth can you see the TV sitting so far back? Yeah, I used to skip school a lot, too. Just leave all the lights on; it makes the house look more cheery. Let me smell that shirt. Yeah, its good for another week. Go ahead and keep that stray dog, honey. Ill be glad to feed and walk him every day. Well, if Johns mamma says its OK, thats good enough for me. The curfew is just a general time to shoot for. Its not like Im running a prison around here. I dont have a tissue with me; just use your sleeve. Dont bother wearing a jacket; the wind-chill is bound to improve. Be good and for your birthday Ill buy you a motorcycle! I think a cluttered bedroom is a sign of creativity. Could you turn the music up louder so I can enjoy it, too? Todays moms? The cop reminded the young teenager for wearing the scantiest bikini. It looked like three colored Band-Aids. What would your mother say if she saw you in the outfit? the sergeant asked. Shed be furious, she answered, its her suit. Todays children? An acquaintance told me, Last year on Mothers Day the whole family got together for a big dinner and afterward, when Mom started to clean up, I said to her, Dont bother with those dishes, Mom. Today is Mothers Day, you can always do them tomorrow. Short stories A lady asked her doctor if a woman should have children after 35. He said, Thirty-five children is enough for any woman. One woman is so proud of her son. He goes to a psychiatrist every day and spends the whole hour just talking about her. The child had his mothers eyes, his mothers nose, and his mothers mouth. This leaves his mother with a pretty blank expression. A mothers role is to deliver children obstetrically once and by car forever after. I figured out why they call our language the Mother Tongue. Fathers never get a chance to use much of it. If its true that girls are inclined to marry men like their fathers, it is understandable why so many mothers cry at weddings. Meatless Dinner A recent bride called her mother one evening in tears. She said, Oh, Mom, I tried to make Grandmothers meatloaf for dinner tonight and its just awful! I followed the recipe exactly and I know I have the recipe right, because its the one you gave me. But, it just didnt come out right and Im so upset. What could have gone wrong? Her mother replied soothingly, Well, dear, lets go through the recipe. You read it out loud and tell me exactly what you did at each step and together well figure it out. Okay, the bride sniffled. Well, it starts out, Take fifty cents worth of ground beef. Motherhoods ten principles 1. To be in your childrens memories tomorrow, you have to be in their lives today. 2. The smartest advice on raising children is to enjoy them while they are still on your side. 3. Raising a teenager is like nailing Jell-O to a tree. 4. Lifes golden age is when the kids are too old to need baby-sitters and too young to borrow the family car. 5. There are three ways to get something done: Do it yourself, hire someone to do it, or forbid your children to do it. 6. Cleaning your house while your kids are at home is like trying to shovel the driveway during a snowstorm. 7. Money isnt everything, but it sure keeps the kids in touch. 8. Adolescence is the age at which children stop asking questions because they know all the answers. 9. An alarm clock is a device for awakening people who dont have small children. 10. Kids really brighten a household; they never turn off any lights.Dick and his wife Jane live in Oak Run. BY DOUGLAS SCHOEN Medicare, which according to a new assessment will go bankrupt by 2024, is in dire need of reform. But there are right ways and wrong ways to go about it. The right reform would save money while giving seniors better access to care. Between 1991 and 2009, Medicare grew at an annual rate of 8 percent. In 2010, it cost the country an eye-popping $450 billion. We cant afford this for long. In the next 75 years, Medicare will face unfunded liabilities approaching $36 trillion. This is especially daunting because Americans are protective of the program. Seventy percent including 53 percent of Republicans would like to see it remain the way it is, according to a recent Kaiser Family Foundation poll. The hard truth is that thats impossible. Both Republicans and Democrats recognize the need for change. Unfortunately, their proposals have come up short. Rep. Paul Ryans plan, which passed the House this month, has many flaws. But it also has elements worth considering. The Wisconsin Republican has proposed an exchange in which seniors choose among competing plans. It would give seniors a set level of support based on the cost of plans where they live, guaranteed to cover insurance at current levels. Those who opt for cheaper plans could pocket the savings. A recent American Enterprise Institute study found that competitive bidding of this kind could save $339 billion over 10 years without raising taxes or sacrificing benefits. But many doubt that seniors would have enough guidance to choose wisely and that competitive forces would keep out-of-pocket expenses low. Plus, Ryans plan doesnt even begin to balance the budget in its first decade. Indeed, it would likely keep seniors with the most serious health conditions in traditional Medicare, putting additional financial pressures on an already-overburdened system. The main cost-control element in President Obamas healthcare law is also problematic. The law established the Independent Payment Advisory Board, an all-powerful panel charged with keeping a lid on costs. Beginning in 2014, it will recommend cuts whenever Medicare is projected to exceed preset spending levels. Its recommendations can be overridden only by a two-thirds vote of Congress or by a law imposing cuts of equal value, making them all but equivalent to law. Worse, the board has limited options. It cant adjust Medicare premiums, costsharing, or eligibility. What it can do is reduce reimbursement of healthcare providers. Lower reimbursement rates could devastate the 44 million Americans who rely on Medicare by spurring an exodus of physicians from the program. Already, the American Academy of Family Physicians reports that more than 12 percent of its doctors no longer accept Medicare. Any major changes in Medicare should be debated and decided by elected officials. A transparent discussion of the options would help Americans understand the tradeoffs. For example, lawmakers could consider raising the eligibility age for Medicare from 65 to 67, which would save $124 billion over 10 years. Increasing beneficiaries share of costs from 25 percent to 35 percent would save $241 billion. Gradually limiting benefits for high-income enrollees an idea proposed by Obama and backed by the bipartisan SimpsonBowles commission could save another $20 billion. Lawmakers should also look at the parts of Medicare that work in particular, the prescription drug benefit, known as Part D. In Part D, private insurers vie for seniors business, competing on price and choice. Thanks to this competition, it has become the countrys most successful and cost-effective entitlement program. In important ways, this approach isnt very different from Ryans plan. Asked if the Part D model could be extended to the rest of Medicare, the respected chief actuary of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said, Obviously, it would represent a large change from the status quo, but I think it could work. Lawmakers need to address concerns about Ryans proposal. A plan that squeezes or bewilders seniors isnt the answer. But neither is the unaccountable, inflexible panel created by the healthcare law.Douglas Schoen is a political strategist and the author of Hopelessly Divided: The New Crisis in American Politics and What it Means for 2012 and Beyond (Rowman & Littlefield). Friday, May 11, 2012 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 20~ Friday, May 11, 2012 www.smcitizen.com hibit the free exercise of the Catholic Church and their established doctrine regarding contraceptives. The real war on women has been in existence since 1973 when the U.S. Supreme Court created Roe versus Wade, a law declaring abortion legal. This war is waged against women and their unborn children, both male and female. Abortion is the authentic war on women and is promoted by President Obama and his entire administration. Their advocacy for Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion supplier in the world, has continued without interruption since the beginning of his administration. This organization reports hundreds of thousands of abortions performed each year. Mabel Ryan President Life Education Ministry, Inc. OcalaAfter the carnival in Marion OaksLet me say we had many hiccups along the way to bring our first-time carnival to Marion Oaks. But with the cooperation and generosity of our business community, the approval of Marion County officials, the full cooperation of David Pierce and his MSTU staff, Sheriff Lt. Grady Grimes and his staff, Alfred Christopher, president of MOVE and his volunteers, Jim Holtz our trustee representative at SECO, Norman Hill who arranged to have two golf carts provided by the Marion Oaks Golf and Country Club, our loyal citizen John Myers, plus a most energetic and dedicated board of directors, we were able to make it a resounding success. As we witnessed the shouts of joy by the youngsters and appreciation from the parents who stopped by to say, this is the first event held in Marion Oaks with the children in mind. All the hours of missed sleep, sore muscles, hours of negotiating with county officials and suppliers, chalking off the grounds for vendors and parking, rechecking to be sure nothing had been overlooked, the Marion Oaks Civic Association Officers and Board of Directors can be proud that they were willing to risk suffering a loss in order to focus on generating greater goodwill for our community The date and location of the event was under the control of the carnival proprietor. The only open date they had was April 27 thru 29, and the location had to be large enough to accommodate the carnival rides and vendors for the Spring Fling. The contract was signed the first week of April, so the MOCA board put their shoulders to the wheel and made it happen within this short period. The long-overlooked ball field turned out to be the perfect selection because of its more level topography; however, much effort and funds were needed to be expended in order to bring the field into code and turn on the lights. MOCA took the risk, and with contributions from our business community, we were able to cover our upfront costs. The carnival owners left very satisfied with the attendance and income produced, the community came out in enthusiastic support, and the Association is pleased to announce that, instead of the anticipated loss, we made out better than expected. In conclusion we, as a community, have established ourselves as one on the rise to bigger and better challenges as we continue to grow in spirit and prosper from the fruits of our labors. 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Friday, May 11, 2012 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com 000BE7H www.smcitizen.com 8~ Friday, May 11, 2012 The year was 1997. I was temporarily working out of state but came back to Ocala around New Years Day, visiting my family. We rode somewhere, I cant remember where, and when we got to my parents house, which is now my home, I got out of the car and opened the door for my 82year-old mom. She took my hand and got out of the car, but gave me a wistful look as she did so. That look sent chills through me I dont know why. I stayed at the house a couple more hours, then had to leave, driving by myself. That look haunted me for hours. About a week later, she collapsed and died of congestive heart failure in the bedroom of that same house. Somehow, she knew she was seeing me for the last time. There are certain built-in instincts that mothers have, that most of us men just dont understand. Through most of our lives, we take a lot of what they do for granted, but then suddenly theyre gone, and the love and importance of what they did for you over all those years really hits you. This will be my 16th Mothers Day without my mom, and let me tell you, it doesnt get any easier. As you look back, there are so many things you wish you had said or wish you had done that can never take place. On this annual weekend celebration, I have a bit of advice for all the people out there whose mother is still alive. Call her. If you have a grandmother who is still alive, same thing. Call her. In this day of email, Twitter and Facebook, among others, its awfully easy to send a quick message saying Happy Mothers Day. Some may send cards, others may send flowers. But the best way to honor mom is to call her. Talk to her so she can hear your voice, hear your thoughts, talk to you and exchange ideas. A lot of mothers, especially those who live alone, sit there and just wait for the telephone to ring. There is no substitute for that personal contact that lets her know that you care. There are many times that I wish I could talk to my mother just one more time, to tell her I love her and I miss her. If your mother is still around, you still have that opportunity. Dont blow it.Jim Clark is the editor of the South Marion Citizen. He can be reached at editor@smcitizen.com or at 352-854-3986. PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN 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. Teens of today have a lot of pressures to face. Peer pressure is only a minor part of what this generation is experiencing and young people are under intense pressure to succeed. Perhaps one of the biggest pressures is standardized testing in school. So much weight is placed on test scores that if a student does not meet the state-mandated level of success, he or she will have to exchange a special-interest elective and instead take a remedial class to boost the level of knowledge in that subject. The bar of excellence has been raised by the Florida Department of Education and has been passed down to the local school districts to enforce. We all know there are many ways to learn, and we dont want any child left behind in getting a rewarding school career because of a test score. What makes humans unique is our individuality and ability to be different. Some people do well on test and others dont. So to say all students must score on the highest tier of grades to move on is dangerous. The number score does not necessarily mean the subject matter is not understood, learned or that it is an accurate means to measure the students intelligence. We agree there has to be a method to gauge how much knowledge has been grasped during the course of study. But we dont want our children to spend all their time testing or preparing for a test. How much testing is too much? Theres the FCAT, SAT, ACT, EOC and PERT all acronyms for current standardized tests. Gone are what most of us experienced the end-ofyear exams and term papers contributing to the determination if one will advance to the next grade level. Children are tested on writing, reading math, algebra and science. It starts in third grade when students are expected to pass the FCAT in order to move on to fourth grade. And 10th-graders must pass the FCAT with a level expectation or they cannot graduate. There has to be a balance so children have time to be children. When a students says he or she has the weight of an entire world on her shoulders and has spent his or her entire school life in an intensive reading class because he or she cant pass the mandated reading FCAT test, it is bothersome. Education equates to success in life, so lets find a way to strike a balance and value each individuals innate quest for knowledge with a diminished cookie-cutter approach the battery of standardized tests demands.Citrus County ChronicleS UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY State should limit standardized tests Take time Sunday to call your mom LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Jim Clark Editor GUEST COLUMN READER OPINIONS INVITED BY SHELDON RICHMAN The partisan squabbling over the killing of Osama bin Laden is a typical election-year distraction, effectively squelching discussion of more important matters a year after the execution of the al-Qaeda leader. Aided by cable-TV talking heads, Americans are spending too much time speculating over whether presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney would have given the order to get bin Laden, and also issuing paeans to President Obamas courage. (We have a strange notion of courage. Did Obama risk his own life? Of course not. He was safe in the White House Situation Room. Perhaps he risked his political career, but even that isnt certain. A failed operation might have won him sympathy for a good try. On the other hand, the men under his command were ordered to risk their lives and the lives of others.) While the commentators are engaged in trivialities, big foreign-policy questions are ignored. For instance, although bin Laden is dead, his strategy of sucking the United States into bloody, expensive imperial wars in the Muslim world has worked like a charm. In a video released in 2004, bin Laden said, We are continuing this policy in bleeding America to the point of bankruptcy. Allah willing, and nothing is too great for Allah. He compared what was happening in Afghanistan then to the previous Soviet debacle there. We, alongside the mujahideen, bled Russia for 10 years until it went bankrupt and was forced to withdraw in defeat. Ironically, President Jimmy Carters national-security adviser, Zbigniew Brzezinski, has bragged that he helped draw the Soviet Union into Afghanistan in 1979 precisely to mire the Russians in their own Vietnam. That experience failed to deter President George W. Bush from blindly following in the Soviets footsteps; nor did it keep Obama from redoubling this futile effort, including a major expansion of drone attacks in Pakistan, which have killed at least 1,400 people since Obama took office. The U.S. government has been fighting the same people it helped fight the Soviets. All that we have to do is to send two mujahedeen to the furthest point east to raise a piece of cloth on which is written al Qaeda, in order to make generals race there to cause America to suffer human, economic and political losses without their achieving anything of note other than some benefits for their private corporations, bin Laden said. Right he was. The Obama administration ruthlessly dronebombs Yemen and Somalia to eradicate the threat from real or potential al-Qaeda affiliates in those countries. Even American officials are aware that this policy creates anti-American militants. This is not rocket science. Bomb people, and they will dislike you and perhaps seek revenge. Bin Laden got his wish. Americas fiscal house couldnt be more disorderly. The debt is over $15 trillion, larger than the GDP The Congressional Research Service says that from 2001 to 2011 the Afghan war cost $443 billion. Tens of thousands of civilians have been killed, and many more maimed. American deaths total more than 1,800, with well over 15,000 wounded. The number of survivors whose lives have been effectively destroyed is uncountable. And that leaves the Iraq war out of the account. Al-Qaeda wasnt even in that country until George W. Bush invaded in 2003. The point is that we let bin Laden take our eyes off the ball. He and al-Qaeda were creatures of American policy, though not in the sense that U.S. agents funded him or set up his organization. Rather, he turned his wrath toward America (and away from U.S.-backed Middle Eastern oppressors) as it became apparent that so much of the misery inflicted on the Muslim world had its origins in Washington, D.C. The sources of misery include the decade-long economic sanctions on Iraq, which killed half a million children a price pronounced worth it in 1996 by President Clintons then-UN ambassador and later secretary of state Madeleine Albright; the stationing of U.S. troops near holy places in Saudi Arabia; and the continuing subjugation of Palestinians by U.S.-backed Israel. In the absence of those and related policies, bin Laden would have had no interest in seeing U.S. territory attacked. To be sure, bin Laden is gone. But the abominable foreign policy goes on.Sheldon Richman is senior fellow at The Future of Freedom Foundation (www.fff.org) and editor of The Freeman magazine. President Obama, bin Laden and Mitt War on womenThe war on women is a false claim created by the liberal media and the current administration as a way to divide women and the conservative community. The majority of American women are much too intelligent to accept their plan. What began as a debate regarding the government demanding the Catholic Church pay for and furnish contraceptives to women who are covered under the Churchs health insurance suddenly became a bogus argument which the administration calls a war on women. Whether a majority of Catholic women of child-bearing age do or do not use contraceptives is not part of the debate. The fact is that the prescribed doctrine of the Catholic Church forbids the use of contraceptives and this doctrine is well-known throughout Catholic congregations. The real war in this incidence is the governments attempt to ignore and overrule Amendment One of the Constitution which states Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof the administration is attempting to proPLEASESEELETTERS, PAGE9 BY ELOISE HOLLYFIELD ejh2025@gmail.comClub news, entertainment, and learning opportunities constitute this weeks OTOW Happenings.New England ClubNew England Club members continue their community outreach by making monthly donations to Ocalas Interfaith Emergency Services Food Pantry. Information in an acknowledgement letter from Interfaith informed club informed members that the number of people in need is rapidly increasing! Given the need, club members wish to let readers know that food donations can be made through local churches, etc. to this charity. Gate Landrys musical talents (vocal and instrumental) included a group sing-a-long which was enjoyed by everyone at the April meeting. Vacation! On May 17 (1 to 3:30), club members will meet at the Arbor Club Ballroom. As previously announced, due to many of our members migrating back to the Northeast during the summer, May will be our last meeting until October 2012. Scheduled for the upcoming meeting will be guest speaker Captain Jon Semmes from Singing River Tours. Coffee and light refreshments will be provided by club volunteers, as well as 50/50, etc. Dont forget to mark your calendars for this special meeting!Travel ToppersTravel Toppers is going to the Show Palace Dinner Theater on Thursday, June 28, to see New York Nights. This all-new musical revue features high energy singing and dancing to the sounds of Motown, Rock and Roll, Disco, and Broadway. Cost is $71 per person and includes the show, coach, a delicious buffet meal, and tips for meal and driver. Dont miss this fabulous showcall in your reservation to Linda Hein at 352861-9880 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. All trips are for OTOW-only residents and their guests. The new spring brochure has many exciting trips; pick up your copy at OTOW mail centers or at the H&R Building.Master the PossibilitiesMaster the Possibilities Center for Lifelong Learning will be releasing its Summer Catalog on May 16. You can pick one up at the Center (8415 S.W. 80th St.) or at Freedom Library. It is also available online at masterthepossibilities.com Registration will open on May 16 for over 250 classes, lectures, presentations, films, and discussion groups. All of these are open to the public. The Center will offer over 1,000 opportunities throughout this year. Take advantage of all that is available at the remarkable Master the Possibilities Center for Lifelong Learning! To register, stop by, use the telephone registration line (352-854-3699) or go to the website listed above. Master the Possibilities is a very cool alternative during a hot summer! Club continues its community outreach OTOW HAPPENINGS Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com Women of the World help stuff the busThe Women of the World Club at On Top of the World has a different charity each month to donate items to. May's charity was Stuff the Bus so members were asked to provide all kinds of school supplies especially for middle school children. Teaching supplies were also on the wanted list. Several boxes of supplies were picked up by Fire Station 21 personnel. The entertainment was provided by Dick Richards, President of Cherrywood Accordion Club. They have an open night the last Thursday for people to sing, dance, and enjoy the music. For more information about W.O.W. call Marie Roppel at 352-861-6985. In the photo above, Dick Dichards, standing on the floor, Nancy Grabowski, Lt. James Hensley, DE Victor Payette, and PM Sean Walker.. 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Space is limited, so make your reservations today!!! May Seminar Join us for the following event! VETERANS SEMINAR MAY 30th, 2012 2:30pm Find out about the Aid & Attendance Pension Benefit available 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.

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On Tuesday, May 22, Renaissance Women will have High Tea at Stone Creek beginning at 11:30 a.m. The cost will be $12.95. Call Norma at 352-854-1910 to make your reservation or for more information. The regular meeting will take place on Sunday, May 27, at 2 p.m. Palm Grove. All women of Oak Run are encouraged to come and find out what we have planned. There will be a trip to the Hard Rock Casino in Tampa on Sept. 19. Valerie will host this trip which is offered by Oak Run Travel. Call her at 352873-1633 for more informationDonut Drop In /Mini Book SaleJoin your friends, and make some new ones, tomorrow, Saturday, May 12 for the Donut Drop In. Have donuts, juice, coffee and tea from 8 to 10 a.m. in the Orchid Club. At the same time and place Friends of the Library will be having a mini book sale. Do You Remember?Tune in channel 12 for Len Teitlers presentation of the St. Valentines Day dinner dance fund raiser for St. Judes Childrens Hospital, narrated by Anna Boodee. It will air following FYI daily at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. from May 11 to May 18. Photography ClubThe Photography Club will review photos submitted by members and will have a business meeting to discuss the clubs meeting format for the 2012-13 club year at their next meeting on Monday, May 14, at 7 p.m. in the Orchid Club. Members should come prepared to discuss what they prefer and what they do not prefer in future club programs. Our goal is to have a format that is interesting and educational for Oak Run amateur photographers of all skill levels, especially those who wish to improve and or share their skills. We need to know what you want from the club and what you are willing to do for the club. Also, we need to know what kind of pizza you like! In June the club will provide pizza for us to enjoy as we review our best photos of the year. In order to know what to order, we need to know your preferences. There will be a sign up sheet at the door as you sign in so you can let us know what to order.New York ClubWhat! You forgot to get your tickets to our last dinner/dance for this season? Well, last chance. New Yorkers, if you call Jeanne Kozloff at 352-854-1172 or Betty Palazza at 352-8549628 they just might have some left. Cost for members is $15 and guests, $18. Any Oak Runners interested, please contact John McHale, president, if you have any questions at 352362-3465. Members from the VFW will be present. Im sure many of you will be part of our Orchid Club parade to pay tribute to our service men and women wherever they may be. You may wear or display our great countrys colors but this is optional. Caterers will provide turkey and all the traditional sides. You may bring the beverage of your choice. George will provide music that should keep you on the dance floor til your feet give out. Save some energy for our famous Corners Dance Contest. Of course, there will be door prizes and 50/50 (80/20) drawings will take place later in the evening. Mark your calendars for our next coming event which will be on Saturday, Sept. 29, with a theme of Day at the Races NASCAR. Please contact Ginny Emerick at 352-8545120 if you know anyone in the club who would like a kind word. Keep cool!!Italian American ClubDue to many of the members being away we are not having an event in June. Our next fun outing will be in July. You can look forward to our flyers, advertisements and a theme which will be enjoyable, and fun. Call Vinny at 352237-2314 or John at 352-8611444 if you have any questions. Have a great month, enjoy this beautiful weather, the pools and our lovely surroundings.Oak Run TravelCome along on another trip to Hard Rock on Sept. 19 with host Valerie Oddo. Departure time was changed to 12:15 p.m. and the bus will return around 7 p.m. Get $30 in free play and a $5 food voucher for $22 per person cost, including the bus drivers tip. Tickets are still available for the dog races at the Derby Club on Sept. 22. Call Don and Carol Forgette to get in on this one. Cost is $40 per person including a buffet lunch with both brunch and lunch items and the drivers tip. Dont forget the All Access Tour of the Daytona Speedway on Oct. 4. Bob and Norma Richards are hosts and the costs of $43 includes the tour and the bus drivers tip. Lunch is on your own. Connie Smith just booked Menopause the Musical for Sunday, Dec. 2, at 2 p.m. Come join the sisterhood, four women at a lingerie sale with nothing in common but a black lace bra and memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex and more! This joyful musical parody set to classic tunes from the 60s, 70s and 80s will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles; a must-see show, the #1 girls night out. Call Connie Smith right away as the trip will start selling as soon as the word gets out.Royal Oaks Womens 18 Hole GolfOn Tuesday, May 1, we played Low Net. The winners were: First Flight 1st place, Elsa Berbig, 2nd place, Kerry Tims, 3rd place, Bea Terry; Second Flight 1st place, Sheila Adams, 2nd place, Joan OBrien, 3rd place, Barb Scozzafava; Third Flight 1st place, Ginger Drake, 2nd place, Donna Gwin, 3rd place, Inge Szabo. Sheila Adams was Closest to the Pin.. The beautiful spring weather continues and we do not hear any complaints!!Royal Oaks Lady NinersOn May 3 the Niners changed to the back nine and played two best balls with a two man team. The winning team was Sally Crass, Joyce Madill, Ilene Simnowitz, and BJ Lassiter. Closest to pin on hole #16 was Bette Johnson. Chip-ins on hole #12 was Pat Salberg and on hole #17 was BJ Lassiter. Royal Oaks Mens GolfOn May 4 we played a new game called Shambles. All members of a team drive, and the longest drive is selected. From that point each individual plays their own ball the rest of the way. The scoring is the usual three best net. However, there must be some long ball hitters out there, as the scores were low! The winners with a 174 (honest) were Ron Kowalewski, Bill Ellin, Paul Colatruglio, and Paul Valois. Second with a 179 were Ron Tennant, Gene Topp, George Gariepy, and John Foutty. Third with a 180 were Ron Catapano, Sam Owens, Don Aubrey, and Joe Paller. Closest to the pin were Ron Kowalewski, Emmett Dowling, John Foutty, and Mike Madill. We had 42 players this day, and all seemed to enjoy the change from the usual game. Good to mix it up once in a while. Dont forget to sign up for the Low Net Championship on May 16 and May 18. Carol Anns CornerMr. Cody and I have a large number of different activities planned for the next few months with many changes in our schedule. As a result, Im not sure that I will be able to take handwritten or typed submissions, or pictures, for the column from my cubby in a timely manner. There is also the possibility that at times messages left on my answering machine may not be picked up as soon as you would like. Therefore, from now until I notify you otherwise, please do not put anything for the column in my cubby or leave me messages. Continue to send articles and pictures to democratcarol@deccacable.com. However, anything that you cannot send via e-mail should be taken to the Citizen office in Kingsland Plaza opposite Pine Run. Indicate on these submissions that they have not been sent to me and be sure to identify all persons in photographs. Thanks. Friday, May 11, 2012 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 22~ Friday, May 11, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Meredith, Eddie Mock as the Drug Store Deliveryman, Mary Ann Hall as Dr. Miller and Amelia Heye as the I.R.S. Representative. Next was Dr. I.Q., with Jim Adwell in the leading role and Carol Mock as Martha. There were plenty of audience participants including Mary Ebli as Prudence Plunkett, Joy Asashon as Alberta Jones, Joan Ritter as Mae West, Doris Gorsky as Garnett Stone, Harold and Amelia Heye as Junior and Juno Johnson and Bob Fink as Harold Hangover. Fran Szutar played Blanche and Bob West was John in The Bickersons; and in Fibber McGee and Molly, Bob Fink was Fibber, Carol Mock was Molly with Frank Szutar as Old Timer, Shirley Martin as Little Girl, George Taragna as Gildersleeve and Ethel Taragna as Mrs. Wilcox. Ted Mack Amateur Hour rounded out the evening with Bob West as Ted Mack and Jim Pohlers as his Assistant; Joan Dopler was Marlene Dietrich, Dotty Bouchet and Mary Ann Hall were the Flitter Twins and Frank Szutar was Millard Goldenwhistle. But it was Jim and Paula Adwell as the Hawaiian Musicians who brought down the house as Herman and Heidi Ho. No show goes on without an outstanding support staff. Along with our wonderful director Donna Taylor and assistant directors Amelia Heye and Fran Szutar, Ed Gorsky and Bob West crafted the props, Art Dopler worked the Sound Booth, Don Kraus shot video, Mary Ann Hall produced the programs, Joan Dopler ran ticket sales, Walter York and his committee set up the room, and Rachel Glen and Pat Smith ran the Refreshment Committee. Director Donna Taylor said she was really pleased with the turnout. This was a fun show to do, and we really appreciate the support from the community. As for Little Theatres next show, round and round she goes, and where she stops, nobody knows.Tuesday speakerOur speaker this month is Dr. Hanimi R. Challa, who specializes in internal and geriatric medicine here in Ocala. Dr. Challa will speak to us about Gluten, Glucose and the Glycemic Index. Simply put, gluten is a type of protein found in most grains, cereals, and breads; glucose is sugar; and the glycemic index is a measure of the effects of carbohydrates in food on blood sugar levels. Dr. Challa will explain all this in detail and will answer any questions you may have on the topic on Tuesday, May 15, directly after the Social. Blood Drive WednesdayThe Big Red Bus will be in the Lifestyle Center parking lot on Wednesday, May 16, to take your donation; so roll up your sleeves and do your part to help Floridas Blood Centers, the only blood bank that serves Marion County hospitals. Residents may sign up on the Blood Drive sheet hanging on the Activity Wall, or see Pat Wurst and her volunteers in the lobby the day the bus is here. Remember, you can donate blood even if you have high blood pressure, are diabetic, and you only need be cancer-free for one year. Donating blood not only helps others, but is beneficial to yourself, as well. Pat tells us that if you donate blood every other month, you may reduce your risk of heart attack by as much as 70%. That fact alone should bring you to the Lifestyle Center Wednesday morning on May 16. Remember to eat breakfast and drink plenty of liquids before you come. We hope to see you there!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. Reservations are still being accepted for our seven night Eastern Caribbean cruise in January 2013. Sail aboard the brand new ship Celebrity Reflection departing from Miami on January 5 with stops in San Juan, St. Maarten and St. Kitts. Rates include all port charges, taxes, round-trip bus from Ocala, gratuities, and one-hour open bar cocktail party. A $250 deposit will hold your space. There are only a few seats left for the trip to Ed Fletchers Early Bird Dinner Theater to see Nobodys Perfect on July 12. Tickets are $70 each and include round-trip motor coach, hot buffet, all tax and gratuities. Enjoy an evening of dinner and entertainment aboard the Starlight Majesty on Wednesday, Aug. 22. The trip includes round-trip motor coach departing Ocala at 4 p.m. and returning approximately midnight, 3-hour dinner cruise with various meal choices, entertainment, all taxes and gratuities for $89 per person. This is a wonderful way to spend an August evening, so reserve your seat soon. Join your friends on Labor Day, September 3, at Tropicana Field to see the New York Yankees play the Tampa Bay Rays. Tickets are $100 each and include the bus and seats in the lower box behind the plate and gratuities. Game time is 1:10 p.m. Get your passport readyMarion Landing is going to Montego Bay. Join in on the all-inclusive six day/five night stay at the 4-star Sunset Beach Resort and Spa in Jamaica from Sept. 16 to 21. Rates include all meals and drinks, nightly shows, five restaurants with loads of daily activities and nightly entertainment. Dont miss this great adventurelimited space is available. Oktoberfest in Helen, Georgia, from Oct. 22 to 25 is a trip you wont want to miss. Youll think youve stepped into an alpine village complete with cobblestone alleys and old-world towers. The trip includes three nights at the Hampton Inn in downtown Helen, breakfast daily, lunch at Unicoi State Park, two dinners, admission to Festhalle with dinner and entertainment, tour of the winery, grainery and a stop at a local pottery. You will also visit the new Babyland General Hospital, home of the Cabbage Patch Doll. A deposit will hold your space for this trip.Diane Bress is Marion Landings Activities Director and an employee of Leland Management, Inc. LANDINGCONTINUED FROM PAGE 6 Marion Landings Little Theatre Group cast of The Golden Days of RadioPHOTO PROVIDED BY AMELIA HEYE Renaissance Women to have High Tea at Stone Creek OAK RUN C WCarol AnnWheeler Sitel confirms its coming to Ocala with 500 jobsSitel, a leading global business process outsourcing (BPO) provider, today announced the opening of a new call center in Ocala. This will entail hiring 500 inbound customer support agents, as well as management and support positions for a major telecommunications company. Sitels Vice President of Human Resources for the Americas, Judy Morris, stated, This is a very exciting time for SITEL as we grow our North American footprint and continue to mean more to our clients, shareholders, associates and communities. We are moving quickly and establishing a strong managerial staff to lead this new site. The new location will include a significant management structure of operation managers, call center supervisors, class room trainers and support roles. The first agents hired will start training in mid-July. Positions will be posted on the company website and local job fairs will be announced in the coming weeks. Applicants interested in joining Sitels team are encouraged to apply online in Sitels Careers section at www.sitel.com. Previous customer service experience and strong computer knowledge is preferred. The new Site will be located at 1417 N. Magnolia Drive. Sitel is a world leader in outsourced customer care services. With over 26 years of industry experience, Sitel has twice been ranked as the top overall call center outsourcing provider in Datamonitors annual Black Book of Outsourcing survey. Sitels 52,000 employees provide clients with predictable and measurable Return on their Customer Investment by building customer loyalty, increasing sales and improving efficiency. Sitels solutions span 135+ domestic, nearshore, and offshore centers in 26 countries across North America, South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia Pacific. The company is privately held and majority owned by Canadian diversified company, Onex Corporation. For more information, please visit www.sitel.com. 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Friday, May 11, 2012 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com 6~ Friday, May 11, 2012 www.smcitizen.com M AINTAIN THE H EALTH OF Y OUR B USINESS Advertise in ARIES (March 21 to April 19) TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) CANCER (June 21 to July 22) LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) BORN THIS WEEK: Leisure At the May 1 Tuesday Social, Jan and Kaz Sekurski were honored for their years of service to the community of Marion Landing. In his presentation, Board President Joe Raffony described our volunteers as follows: Were honoring a couple who moved to Marion Landing in 1999. Currently, they are both members of Patrol and Lock Up. Over the years, they have helped with many dances held in the Lifestyle Center, and she helps with decorations for many events. Both our honorees are former Sunshine Committee members, and she was a Bingo caller. Just recently, you saw them both participating in quite a few of our Senior Games. Now here are your best clues. She sings in the Landing Lites, and he is a member of our Sound Crew. It is my pleasure to introduce Jan and Kaz Sekurski as our Volunteers of the Month. Kaz and Jans engraved plaque will join the more than 145 other volunteers recognized by the community since 2001, all of which are posted in the Lifestyle Center. Award recipients are chosen from a list of residents who are nominated for the award by their peers. If you would like to nominate a fellow resident for a volunteer recognition award, please forward your recommendation, in writing, to a Board member, member of the Activities Support Committee, or the Activities Director.Senior GamesIt was two weeks of intense competition and loads of fun as 118 residents participated in the Marion Landing Senior Games from April 9 through April 21. There were 66 different events, and attendance in 12 or more events would earn participants a coveted Ed Morgan Fitness Award. The 46 players who placed in that category were: Joan Buzzek, Pete Buzzek, Armando Cantele, Marg Carlquist, Jerry Conklin, Marian Curtin, Ed DeMauex, Jim Dillon, Patty Diuguid, Armand Duquette, Rachel Glenn, Richard Grube, Liz Herrick, Jesse James, Larry Keables, Pat Kennison, Sue Kiger, Jeannine Kristan, Charlie Leagra, Stephanie Leagra, Abby Litchert, Barbara Litchert, Helen Martinez, Charlie Mock, Don Norris, Lois Norris, Sandy Olmsted, Evelyn Olsen, Carol Pfeil, Jim Pohlers, Lee Reynolds, Dave Rusch, Lorraine Russo, Art Salzlein, Carolyn Salzlein, Bob Schmidt, Donna Schmidt, Jan Sekurski, Kaz Sekurski, Howard Shay, Mike Soter, Dot Toneske, Pat Verbanatz, Ken Welsh, Mary Jane Welsh and Pat Wurst. They received their awards at the April 28 Breakfast of Champions held in the Lifestyle Center. Howard Shay, this years Senior Games chairperson, sent me the following note: One hundred and eighteen neighbors from all corners of Marion Landing had the opportunity to meet each other, compete against each other, and have some good times with familiar friends and new acquaintances at our recent Senior Games. There were 66 different events during the twoweek period, and one couldnt help but notice the flurry of people as they scurried from event to event. We are very thankful that Mother Nature provided such wonderful weather. Thanks again to the 10 new games directors who filled in this year and to the 23 returning directors who ensured the games continued as in the past. The physical and administrative support from Leland was greatly appreciated. And we cant forget the breakfast crew who got up before the break of dawn to put on our Breakfast of Champions. Add in a committee of 14 and you can see how much of a full community planning event the Senior Games are. Now its time to slow down a bit and enjoy the summer. Until next year A memorable showThe audience took a walk down memory lane during Little Theatres performance of The Golden Age of Radio on April 21 in the Lifestyle Center. The show was a throwback to when one used their imagination to picture the stories broadcast on shows like Burns and Allen and listen to entertainment featured on Ted Macks Amateur Hour. Little Theatre brought you back to that era with their skits and wonderful performances. The set, skillfully crafted by Ed Gorsky and Bob West, was reminiscent of old time radio shows. Charlie Mock was the Announcer and Dotty Bouchet, Marilyn Darnell and Marilyn Pineau were the Commercial Singers with Ardith Thomas as the piano accompanist. The first of the five skits, Burns & Allen, headlined Jim Pohlers as George and Shirley Martin as Gracie, with Betty Kraus as Billie, George Taragna as Mr. Jetson, Ethel Taragna as Volunteers recognized for service at Marion Landing PHOTO BY DIANE BRESSBoard President Joe Raffony presents Kaz and Jan Sekurski with their Volunteer Recognition Certificate after the May 1 Social. PLEASESEELANDING, PAGE7 MARION LANDING D BDiane Bress 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. 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All dinners are open to the public in the hall. The Mens Auxiliary serves shrimp and wing baskets on the first and third Friday, 4 to 6 p.m. A fish fry is held on the second and fourth Friday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. V-Burgers (two for $2 along with chips and special beer prices) are available on the last Tuesday of the month, 4 to 5:30 p.m. On the second Tuesday of the month the Ladies Dinner is served from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The menu includes the monthly main course, salad, rolls, and dessert for $7. A Mothers Day Ham Dinner with all the trimmings will be held on Sunday, May 13 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Donation is $7. Bingo is open to the public each Monday and Thursday with early bird specials starting at 11:30 a.m. Lunch is available until 1:30 p.m. Members and Guests Monday Night Bar Bingo is played in the Canteen from 6 to 8 p.m. Food is available from 5 to 6. Enjoy the entertainment of karaoke on Friday from 6 to 10 p.m. and on Saturday from 7 to 11 p.m.Friday, May 11, 2012 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 24~ Friday, May 11, 2012 www.smcitizen.com S candinav ian C lub to meetThe Scandinavian Club of Marion County invites people of Danish, Finish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish decent to join us at our next meeting on May 19 at 11:30 a.m. at the Ocala Hilton, 3600 S.W. 36th Ave. in Ocala. The menu will be Chicken Cordon Bleu or Bourbon Salmon with rice, vegetables, salad, coffee and dessert. The entertainment will be Silver and Ivory. The cost is $16 per person. Reservations, food preference and payment must be made in advance. Payment must be received by Wednesday the 16th of May. Checks to be made out to Don Clauson and mailed to Don Clauson, 5901 S.W. 86th Place, Ocala, FL 34476. For further details call Jim Neate 352 687-1580, Don Clauson 352 861-1235 or Terry Rasmussen 352 347-8362. Sunday, May 20 W est P ort student concert at UCCDominic Muzzi will perform a piano concert on Sunday, May 20 at 3 p.m., at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 7171 S.W. State Road 200 (352-237-3035). Dominic is a senior at West Port High School and serves as accompanist for the Central Florida Master Choir. The concert is free, but donations will be accepted and presented to Dominic to help with upcoming college expenses as he pursues a career in music.Marian Musical Meditation at S t. J udeSunday, May 20 at 4 p.m. is the date and time for the special Marian Music Meditation Program to be presented by the Music Ministry of St. Jude Catholic Community, 443 Marion Oaks Drive in Marion Oaks. May is the month devoted to Mary, the Mother of God and we show our devotion to her through music, scripture and prayer. Everyone is welcome to attend. There is no charge.Monday, May 21 Leg ion post to meetThe Ralph J Green American Legion Post # 354 will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, May 21 at 1 p.m. in the community room of the Sheriffs Brian Litz Building, 9048 S.W. State Road 200. Try to arrive early to enjoy light refreshments and comradeship with fellow veterans. For more information telephone Commander Fred Pulis at 352-854-9976.R etired nurses to meetThe Citrus Marion Chapter of the Registered Nurses Retired (RNR) will meet at West Marion Medical Building, Room 240, on Monday, May 21. Sign-in for the meeting starts at 11 a.m., lunch at 11:30 and the speaker follows at noon. Our speaker will be Dr. Jose Gaudier who will speak on Medicine in Art History. Our charity is the Ocala Domestic/Sexual Assault Center. Items needed are: food items such as mayonnaise, jelly, cereals, children's snacks, bottled water and juice. Household supplies such as bleach, laundry detergent, dish soap, scrubbing sponges, sheets and towels are also needed. Retired RN's wishing to attend should contact Gladys at 352-854-2677 or Mary Jane at 352-726-6882 by Thursday May 17. Tuesday, May 29 B reast cancer g roup to meetThe Breast Cancer SOS (Sisterhood of Survivors) support group meets the last Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St., room 104. The May 29 meeting will be a presentation by Knan Lee, who will speak and demonstrate Hatha Yoga, which relaxes the body and mind, improves musculoskeletal fitness and flexibility, and elevates health and well being. For further information, call Gail Tirpak at 352-2916904.Sunday, June 3 B lueberr y F estiv al plannedOn Sunday, June 3, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ramada Conference Center, 3810 N.W. Bonnie Heath Blvd. (U.S. Highway 27), the inaugural Blueberry Festival will take place, to benefit Sheltering Hands Rescue. There will be arts and crafts, prizes, a baking contest, 50/50 raffle, book sale, plants, a food area and fresh blueberries. There will also be Horebowtique Mini Therapy pigs, Brick City Oil Slickers VW Club, Ocala K-9 Unit, Ocala Carriage rides, Rowdy Boys Barbershop Quartet and the Blueberry Princess. Admission is $1 for adults Children under 12 are free. For more information call 352-291-1962 or email at pbennighof@gmail. Moose Lodge activitiesLunch Menu 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. May 12, Saturday, Taco Buffet 5-7 p.m. Barry and Nancy Name That Tune Contest 7 p.m. May 13, Sunday, Mothers Day Brunch (Brunch is open to the public) 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A flower for each mom. Bar Bingo 4 p.m. May 14, Monday, Shuffleboard 12:30 p.m. Moose Legion Meeting 6 p.m., LOOM Meeting 7 p.m. May 15, Tuesday, Pork Loin Dinner and Spanish Rice 5 to 7 p.m. Jersey Cowboy Karaoke. May16, Wednesday, WOTM Meeting 7 p.m. May 17, Thursday, Euchre and Pitch 1 p.m. Stir Fry and Rice 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Shuffleboard 7 p.m. May 18, Friday, Fish or Shrimp 5 to 7 p.m. Singing and Dancing. West Marion Moose Lodge 2356, open for members and qualified guests is at 10411 S.W. 110th St., one mile north of State Road 200 across from Oak run entrance. VFW activities Summer will be here before we know it. That means millions of high school and college students will be searching for jobs. Whether a new worker is beginning the career of a lifetime or just earning some extra money for the school year to come, there is one question that is likely to be on each new workers mind when they see their first pay stub: Wheres the rest of my money? Generally, employers are required to withhold Social Security and Medicare tax from a workers paycheck. The amounts you pay in Social Security and Medicare taxes are matched by your employer. Usually the money that is withheld is referred to as Social Security taxes on the employees payroll statement. Sometimes the deduction is labeled as FICA taxes, which stands for Federal Insurance Contributions Act. So let us tell you how that money is being used, and whats in it for you. The taxes paid now translate to a lifetime of protection, when you eventually retire or if you become disabled. In the event that you die young, your dependent children and spouse may be able to receive survivors benefits based on your work. Today you probably have family members grandparents, for example who already enjoy Social Security benefits that your Social Security taxes help provide. You may be a long way from retirement now, so you may find it hard to appreciate the value of benefits that could be 40 or 50 years away. But consider that your Social Security taxes could pay off sooner than you think. Social Security provides valuable disability benefits and studies show that a 20year-old has about a three in 10 chance of becoming disabled sometime before reaching retirement age. Another bit of helpful advice for young workers: be wary if youre offered a job under the table or off the books. If you work for any employer who pays you only in cash, understand that youre likely not getting Social Security credit for the work youre doing. Want to learn more about Social Security and what it means to young workers? If so, we invite you to enjoy a webcast: Social Security 101: Whats In It For Me? The webcast will fill you in on the details you should know to get the most out of Social Security. Check it out at www.socialsecurity.gov/webinars/social_security_101.html. If you have questions about Social Security, the best place to go is online to www.socialsecurity.gov.Adon Williams is Social Security district manager in Ocala. Why young workers should care about Social Security SOCIAL SECURITY A WAdon Williams Fine Arts For Ocala (FAFO) will hold the 19th annual Symphony Under The Stars on Sunday, May 13, Mothers Day, at the Ocala Golf Club on Silver Springs Boulevard, (formerly Ocala Municipal Golf Course). The Ocala Symphony Orchestra will be performing a celebration of music from the last four decades. The evening is family oriented and picnic baskets are encouraged. Spread a blanket, bring your own folding lawn chairs. Theres not a bad seat in the house. It is an evening of music under the stars that ends with a spectacular fireworks display. The gates open at 6 p.m. The concert starts at 7. There will be vendors selling food and drinks, or patrons may bring their own. Adirondack chairs may be reserved by calling 352-867-0355. There will be a raffle where youll have the opportunity to win items donated by participating artists from the 2011 Ocala Arts Festival. Golf cart transportation will again be available for those patrons who need assistance from the parking areas. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children ages 6 to 12. Children under 6 are free. Tickets may be purchased at the gate, or in advance at: Carriage Trade, the FAFO office, Francks Pharmacy, Gateway Bank, Macys, Ocala Golf Club, Stellas Modern Pantry, The Villages Plastic Surgery & Yours Truly. 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Check Out Our Website At: www.ocalaflretirementhomes.com THE STIMMEL-BROOKS TEAM Featured Homes of the Week W e ar e your Oak Run Specialists W e Live, W ork & Play Her e! The Perfect Place to Live, the PERFECT T ime to Buy! Marketing your Home Nationwide, on the Internet, wher e over 85% of buyers ar e looking! www .CharlieandPat.com patamc@embarqmail.com TEAM #1 Partners Pat & Charlie 299-6688 207-9588 CAREFREE LIVING A T ITS BEST! MEADO W RIDGE BEA UTY! 3/2 or 2/2 with DEN, Chesapeake Model. Light, bright, MAINTAINED LOT. Enjoy enclosed lanai, treed backyard, peace and quiet & so much more! $1 10,500 MLS#338487 John Kapioski 208-1635 3/2/2 with 1/2 acre, ALL NEW appliances, granite counters, NEW carpet and tile, screened lanai, NEW paint inside and out! Great family home! $137,500 MLS#373895 Lou Serago 804-0159 Hickory frame, 1,272 sq. ft. living, 2/2/1, large Florida room and lanai. $59,500 MLS#355296 Jerry Brooks 274-0930 Completely maintained 3/2/2 V i lla in the Preserve neighborhood of Oak Run. Many upgrades, newer A/C, lanai w/heat & air pavers in courtyard just beautiful! $1 10,000 MLS#368925 Pat Stimmel 895-5160 Kingsland Country 2/2/2 with 1,752 sq. ft., 1/2 acre lot with fenced yard! Large living room, screen-in lanai, well water too! Short sale! Great price! $77,000 MLS#367292 Lou Serago 804-0159 JUST REDUCED $15K!! PRISTINE GOLF VIEW HOME! Lou Serago Broker/Associate 804-0159 #1 T eam Partners Pat McCullough 299-6688 Charlie T akesian 207-9588 John Kapioski 208-1635 Dennis W i tzgall 615-8794 JaeAnn W i tzgall 615-8731 Louise Pace 361-4312 Peggy Simpson 208-6554 Lois Lane 789-4516 Stimmel Brooks T eam Pat 895-5160 Jerry 274-0930 Jim Petticrew Broker/Manager 216-5852 Patty Dougherty 502-3096 Barbara Cernera 812-0626 To m Cernera 812-0626 Are you kidding? 2/2/2 with office. Large open floor plan, eat-in kitchen, indoor laundry, VERY LARGE lanai with private backyard overlooking nature preserve! Youve got to see this one for sure! $115,000 MLS#373743 Lois Lane 789-4516 JAEDEN TEAM DOUBLE THE EFFORT 615-8794 JAEANN 615-8731 DENNIS WITZGALL FREE GOLF CAR T WITH HOUSE! Expanded Monaco 3/2/2, 2,127 sq. ft. with oversized garage, private yard, oak cabinets, screened lanai, some NEW appliances, 40 yr. roof, new A/C in 2011 and a golf cart TOO!!! $178,900 MLS#368580 Patty Dougherty 502-3096 2,082 SQU ARE FEET FOR $115,000! NO W THIS IS A DEAL!! BIG HOUSE SMALL PRICE! Popular Doral Great 2/2/2 with den on 10th green of Royal Oaks Golf Course. 20 Diagonal tile, quiet cul-de-sac, maintained homesite. $154,000 MLS#370770 Peggy Simpson 208-6554 Just adorable! Fairfax Model with NEW WINDOWS, A/C in 2006, Eat-in kitchen, dining room, lanai with heat & air, large walk-in closet, new sod! OMG! $72,300 MLS#372928 Lois Lane 789-4516 N AN A W OULD L O VE THIS HOME! ADORABLE AND AFFORD ABLE! Call Tom and Barbara Cernera to view these properties. 352-812-0626 or 407-739-2640 JUST LISTED: 2/1/1 Cedar with Florida room MLS#373473 $52,500 CLEAN & NEAT: 2/2/1 Dogwood, freshly painted MLS#360032 $59,950 NEW TILE & CARPET : 2/2/2 Charleston, move-in ready MLS#372204 $69,900 JUST REDUCED: 2/2/1 Sausalito V illa in the Preserve MLS#364012 $79,000 MEADO W RIDGE BEA UTY! 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Friday, May 11, 2012 ~ 25 www.smcitizen.com 000BEJG For all your heavy equipment needs Lot / Land Clearing / Demolition Property Clean Ups / Complete Tree Service Fill Dirt Limerock Driveways LICENSED AND INSURED CHECK OUT HOW YOU CAN SAVE! TREE SERVICE/SITE PREP LAND CLEARING AND HAULING LLC 352-207-2904 VISIT OUR Website: www.cmhcontracting.com 4~ Friday, May 11, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Community calendar Saturday, May 12 Latin-American event at Circle Square Enjoy a night of Latin flare during the Latin-American Festival at the Circle Square Commons Town Square on Saturday, May 12, from 5 to 10 p.m. Come celebrate the sounds, tastes and zest of Latin America with live music by Grupo Salsarengue, Latin American food, dancing and traditional Latin dance performances by A MAGI Dance Group. This event is free and open to the public. Circle Square Commons Town Square is at 8409 S.W. 80th St., Ocala. For more information visit: www.CircleSquareCommons.com.High Tea at Church of AdventThe Church of the Advent at 11251 S.W. Highway 484 (across from the fire department) is having a High Tea on Saturday, May 12, the day before Mothers Day. It will begin at 2 p.m. and the ticket cost is $10 per person. Hats and gloves are optional but bring your own tea cup. There will be entertainment and an array of prizes. Join us for a fun-filled day. For more information, call 352-465 7272.Leave your name and number, we will return your call.Methodist Men plan breakfastThe Methodist Men will serve their famous and delicious all-can-you-eat breakfast on Saturday, May 12 from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. A complete menu with a wide variety of breakfast fare is offered for $5. Ocala West United Methodist Church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St., Ocala. Look for the signs. Make plans now to bring your friends and attend. All proceeds help fund a variety of local charities. Sunday, May 13 Brunch at West Marion MooseThe Mothers Day Brunch at the West Marion Moose Lodge will be May 13 and is open to the public. An additional treat is a flower gift for each mom. Brunch will be served from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. The public is invited to this special Mothers Day Event. West Marion Moose Lodge 2356 is at 10411 S.W. 110th St., one mile north of State Road 200, across from Oak run entrance. Phone is 352-854-2200.Comission to start earlyThe May 15 Marion County Board of County Commissioners meeting originally scheduled for 9 a.m. has been rescheduled for 8:30 a.m. in the McPherson Complex Auditorium (601 S.E. 25th Ave., Ocala). The meeting will recess at 10 a.m. and reconvene at 1:30 p.m., if necessary. If reconvening is not necessary, the regularly scheduled zoning meeting will begin at 2 p.m. For more information, contact the commission office at 352-438-2323.Bahia Oaks homeowners tomeetBahia Oaks Mobile Homeowners Association (BOHA) will hold their next meeting on Tuesday, May 15, at 6:30 p.m., at the Freedom Library, 5870 S.W. 95th St., Ocala. All homeowners are invited.Wednesday, May 16 Conversation to practice EnglishCollege Road Baptist Church, 5010 S.W. College Road, offers its free summer program, "Conversation Cafe," welcoming all internationals with an opportunity to practice speaking English in a small group setting, every Wednesday at 6:30. Child care is provided. No books, no classes, just talking. More information at 352-854-6981.Thursday, May 17 Air Force Association meetsThe Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association (AFA) will hold its May meeting on Thursday, May 17, at 7 p.m., at the Ocala Regional Airport Administration Building, 750 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. Representatives from the Marion County Sheriff's Office, Division of Emergency Management, will brief us on what to do if a hurricane hits our part of Florida. Everyone is welcome. For information call Mike Emig 352-854-8328.Friday, May 18 Spaghetti dinner at Queen of PeaceQueen of Peace Catholic Church will hold an all-youcan-eat spaghetti and meatball dinner with a 25-item salad bar on Friday, May 18 from 4 to 6 p.m. The cost is $7 per person, beverage included and children under 18 eat free.Saturday, May 19 Italian Dinner at St. JudeThe annual Italian Dinner sponsored by the Ladies Guild is planned for Saturday, May 19, at 5:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall of St. Jude Catholic Community. A traditional Italian meal will be served. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children under the age of 12. Takeouts will be available as usual. Tickets will be available before and after the weekend Masses. No tickets will be sold at the door. For additional information please contact Linda at 532-347-0154. St. Jude Catholic Community is at 443 Marion Oaks Drive in Marion Oaks. Two-day show for Dunnellon HighThe Hallelujah Girls will be presented by the Dunnellon High School Drama Club at the Dunnellon Train Depot on May 19, 7 p.m. and May 20, 3:30 p.m. This play is a joyful comedy that will make you laugh out loud and shout "Hallelujah!" The train depot is in historic downtown Dunnellon at 12061 S. Williams St. Tickets are $5 each and sold at the door. Call Dianne Sellner at Dunnellon High School at 352465-6745 for more information. On Saturday, May 12, letter carriers throughout Marion County will participate in the 20th annual National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) National Food Drive to Stamp Out Hunger. This annual effort has become the largest one-day food drive in the nations history, resulting in more than a half billion pounds of food to local food banks, pantries and shelters in all 50 states. Last year in Marion County, 278,500 pounds of nonperishable food was collected and donated to Interfaith Emergency Services for distribution to the Salvation Army, Brothers Keeper, St. Theresas Catholic Church and the Help Agency of the Forest food banks. The Ocala Post Office was ranked first in the nation in their union member category for the fifth year for the communitys outstanding effort in supporting this program. In Marion County alone, more than one million pounds of food has been collected. Postal customers are asked to hang a food donation on their mailbox before their letter carrier delivers the mail on Saturday, May 12, and the carrier will do the rest. Collection barrels will also be set up at all Post Office branches to accommodate those with Post Office Boxes. For individuals interested in volunteering for the collection and unloading/loading, please call Thomas Curtis at 572-5634. Service hours for high school students are available. United Way of Marion County, USPS, Campbells, Valpak, Feeding America, the National Rural Letter Carriers Association and AFL-CIO have partnered with the NALC to help stamp out hunger. Letter carriers to pick up food Saturday Jim Duncan, CEO of Sumter Electric Cooperative, announced that four graduating seniors from SECOs service territory in Southwest Ocala have each won $2,500 scholarships from the Cooperative. According to Duncan, SECOs scholarship program began in 1996 when the SECO Board of Trustees first approved it. Since then, including this years winners, SECO has awarded 209 scholarships to deserving high school seniors. Duncan said, With todays high cost of a college education, every dollar that can be dedicated to the pursuit of higher education is important. At SECO were very proud of the young people in our service territory and we hope that, following college, some of them will bring their new found skills and knowledge back to our area. We wish our scholars well as they pursue their academic endeavors. This year 199 qualified applicants from throughout SECOs service territory were evaluated based on their scholastic achievements, school and community service activities, and financial need. Among the winners are Shannon BriAnne Hill and Stephanie Ann Miller, both of West Port High School, Matthew Robert Deming of Dunnellon High School and Nyron M. Sammy of Meadowbrook Academy. 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my mom, who is a single mom, believed that her child would not become a statistic, then put me through advanced programs, first private schools and then magnet schools. Tomorrows the big day; it all pays off.Gabriela: Ive always been in advanced courses, and I thought Id give it a shot, that I could do it, and here I am, Im graduating tomorrow. What do you want to do in the future?Justin: Im majoring at UCF in light design and my goal is to get a masters in technical theater, and Im going to double major in computer engineering.Dakota: A major passion of mine has been the human mind, why were thinking what were thinking, what youre thinking, I kind of want to go and learn more about psychology. He plans to attend Regent University in Virginia Beach.Gabriela: I am majoring in international relations and minoring in foreign languages. She will be attending UCF. What kind of courses did you have to take out of the norm?Justin: We had to take the basic courses last year, this year we could expand and take what we wanted to take. And I think the most fascinating course I took was human growth and development, and what that is, is how the human mind adapts over time, through trials and tribulations, eventually to death, and how they cope with death. That was my favorite course.Dakota: Actually, Ive gone through a transitional period over the past few months. I wanted to do accounting for such a long time so I was taking precalculus, economics all at a college level. It really opened my eyes into how our economy works, which is phenomenal to know. But it wasnt my calling.Gabriela: My favorite course was sociology. I got to learn about religion, you learn about government and economics, there was a whole bunch of variety. What do you say to fellow students who might be coming into the program?Justin: I would tell them to just try their hardest. It never hurts to take a chance on something that could change your life completely, and by taking this chance being able to get two years of college out of the way, saves us so much time by being able to take those prerequisites instead of taking them in actual college. Were able to expand on our major more and in depth.Dakota: It gives a solid foundation in time management, which is one of the most important things that you can do as a productive member of society. You need to pay your bills on time, you have deadlines and quotas to meet, depending on your profession, so this really gives you an introduction on how life is, and the workload of life.Gabriela: Its a great opportunity, if they think theyre capable and theyll do the work, I say they should go for it. It helps us get more mature and get ready for what happens after we graduate. And it helps us prepare, and it saves us two years. Do you worry at all about going into a four-year school as a junior, where youll be some of the youngest in you class.? Do you worry about fitting in?Justin: The way this program has taught me, age doesnt mean anything. The way your mind works, you can be a 15-year old and have the mind of a 30year old. It helps plan your future. If you think youre not going to fit in, thats not going to help you. Age is just a number. Its about how you put in your work and your effort, thats all that really matters in college.Dakota: I consider it an honor to be so young and to be able to rise to such an occasion, being a junior and being a freshman at the same time. Im blown away by the opportunity given to me.Gabriela: We take classes at CF, we encounter people much older us. We learn to be able to encounter other students. I think it will be a great chance, a great opportunity. What are your extracurricular activities?Justin: I am in theater, so I am here almost every single day until 9 p.m. Its a lot of work, but Ive been able to manage and organize how I study, how I take notes, how I do my homework, helped me to develop an organized lifestyle. Hes behind the scenes, building sets, lighting up the show, doing the sound, the little things youre not supposed to notice.Dakota: I am in the band, play trumpet. That includes the marching band, symphonic band, jazz band, its been a phenomenal experience, helped me be the leader I am. Ive been band captain, been quartermaster, given responsibility in charge of so many people, with power comes responsibility. Its been a challenge.Gabriela: I was in ROTC for three years, they teach you leadership, they have many different activities. Like the military they have rankings and the higher you get, the more people you have underneath you. Im also on the tennis team. Did it ever occur to you, wow, were graduating before getting out of high school?Justin: It hasnt hit me yet, but after I look back on all the work that Ive done the past two years, Ive gone through a lot, and its definitely changed how my mindset is and it has made be a better person.Dakota: I absolutely feel that I have met my potential, and I really feel that I made my mom proud. And that was something rally big for me. Im not a statistic.Gabriela: I feel accomplished, Im graduating tomorrow, and I still cant believe I can say Im graduating from college before I graduate from high school. Is there anything you want to add?Gabriela: The professors here are incredible, leaving a lasting impact on me, I definitely recommend it. Its a great experience, you wont miss out. Dakota: I think being at West Port and CF dual enrollment has really opened the door for me, you can go to college now, you can save money, you dont have to be a statistic. Its been a challenge, but its been awesome, you can let the next generation know what to look out for.Justin: I cant stress enough how many opportunities you have if youre in this program. If you just graduate with a high school diploma, you have to take courses for two years in college spending money that doesnt have to be spent. With these two years, we have so much more time, freedom and money to use for our benefit. Weve all grown up together. It expands your mind because of how well the professors teach, how well they involve their students, how well theyre organized. Everything about this program has been able to better me as a person and get me prepared for what life really is. Have you talked to your older relatives to see what it was like when they went to high school?Justin: My family grew up in California told me I was blessed with this wonderful opportunity. After listening to them and going through all these courses, all the rigorous and tedious things, I can see what a better all-around person Ive become.Dakota: My grandmother told me school wasnt really a priority for many students. They said the schools didnt offer as much as they did now. They didnt have honors courses, didnt have advanced placement courses.Gabriela: My family is from Ecuador, everything is much different. My mom says she wishes they had this. She didnt really tell me much.Friday, May 11, 2012 ~ 3 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. 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All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Member of the Community Papers of Florida 26~ Friday May 11, 2012 www .smcitizen.com 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 Good Things to Eat PEASConch Black Eye Zippers Purple Hulls We pick or You Pick Vicky (352) 322-0701 (352) 465-8313 Clerical/ Secretarial Of fice AssistantSeeking a qualified individual who posses excellent organizational, interpersonal & communication skills. Knowledge of QuickBooks & Accounting helpful. 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We have a special choral group known as the Journey Singers that sings songs of healing and comfort at the bedsides of the ill or dying at the four Marion County Hospice Houses, private homes, and other selective venues. We offer a wide choice of music, including spiritual, secular and patriotic selections. If you can read music and sing a cappella (that is, without instrumental accompaniment), and have a compassionate heart, join us in this rewarding journey. Call Kathy Berning at 352-873-7441 for details. 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Friday, May 11, 2012 ~ 27 www.smcitizen.com 2~ Friday, May 11, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Marions Most Wanted Jaime Edwards, 35, felony violation of probation for organized fraud. Adriel Goodin, 28, felony violation of probation fleeing eluding law enforcement officer, marijuana sale, manufacture, delivery, possession of drug paraphernalia misdemeanor, resisting law enforcement officer, no violence. Zavier Hester, 44, felony violation of probation, driving while license suspended revoked canceled prior offense, resisting or obstructing an officer without violence, battery. Cantiniece Manigault 20, felony warrant retail grand theft. Chad McClintock, 26, felony warrant count 1 grand theft statutory property; count 2 dealing in stolen property; count 3 violation of pawnbroker record keeping requirement-maintain. Thomas Weaver, 37, felony violation of probation, trafficking in stolen property. ESL Ministry recognizedCollege Road Baptist Church recognized its ESL Ministry last Sunday (May 6.) as they complete their eighth year of classes to teach English and Citizenship. The classes will resume in September, but during the summer, students and staff meet for discussion every Wednesday at 6:30, an opportunity for international students to use the English they have learned. The photo above is a group shot of those who attended Sunday, both students and staff. At the right, Janet Smith presents a framed certificate to Lois and Billl Quick, who were honored for completing many years in the Literacy Ministries, and now must retire for health reasons.. Animal rescue seeks transport van donationSheltering Hands Animal Rescue is seeking a donation of a cargo van to transport cats in their Community Cats Program to spay and neuter. Vehicle must be in working condition. The donation is tax-deductible based on book value. 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BRIEFS Two schools affected by principal announcementTwo local school are being affected by the announcement of a series of new principals by School Superintendent Jim Yancey. Jennifer Beck has been named the principal of Saddlewood Elementary, Ken McAteer has been named the principal at Reddick-Collier Elementary School. McAteer is currently assistant principal for curriculum at West Port High school. Beck began her district career in 1994 as a kindergarten teacher at Emerald Shores. She also taught at Wyomina Park and was assistant principal at Sparr.. In 2010, she moved to Eighth Street Elementary as assistant principal. McAteer started with the district in 1998 as an American History teacher at Belleview High. He served as dean there starting in 2004 then moved two years later to West Port High. INSIDE INDEX Bookmark...........................20 Cherrywood......................13 Judis Journal.....................12 Marion Landing..................6 Oak Run...............................22 Obituary................................3 OTOW...................................21 Out to Pastor.....................11 Pun Alley.............................20 Puzzles.................................23CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & BusinessesFRIDAY, MAY 11, 2012 VOLUME 17 NUMBER 50 www.smcitizen.com28~ Friday, May 11, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Sod Central burglary suspect arrestedMarion County Sheriffs deputies have arrested a suspect in a burglary at Sod Central on State Road 200 that took place in February. Dennis Graham ONeill, 44, of Southeast 28th Avenue, was accused of dealing in stolen property, burglary and grand theft. He was a former employee of the business. According to the report, the original investigation found that the business had been illegally entered at both the showroom and a storage area and various items were taken. Deputies went to the home of a relative of ONeill recently and discovered several of the missing items. Some of those recovered included a trailer, chain saw, hedge cutter, Weedeater, saw, and other materials. Also believed to be taken was an unlisted amount of currency and a laptop computer, among other things. ONeill was charged with commercial burglary, grand theft and dealing in stolen property. He was also charged with possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. His total bond was $16,000 and he remained in jail as of Wednesday, according to jail records. PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKAvengers movie opensThe opening of the Avengers at the Marion Theatre last Friday brought out several people in costume. Above, Caleb Johnson, 5, of Forest Glenn, posed and, despite the mask, even said cheese as his picture was taken. At the upper left, Carter Moore, 4, was all dressed up, and at the left, Sue McCue of northern Ocala poses with the Black Widow. PHOTO BY JIM CLARKDerby hat winnerRachel Kaser, left, was the winner of the contest on the Downtown Square on Saturday for the best Kentucky Derby hat. She was presented the basket by Angie Lewis. Graduating before they graduate West Port High School seniors receive AA diplomas at CF From the left, graduating West Port seniors who are already College of Central Florida grads are Justin Gonzales, Dakota Gardner and Gabriela Saenz.PHOTO BY JIM CLARK BY JIM CLARK EditorLast Friday, 42 West Port High School seniors graduated before they graduated. After taking advance courses from the College of Central Florida, the 42 received their Associate Degrees at the CF graduation last Friday evening more than a month before their scheduled June 7 commencement exercises at West Ports campus. Three of the graduates gave their views during an interview with a reporter the day before graduation from CF. Justin Gonzales, Dakota Gardner and Gabriela Saenz described what was going through their minds during their two-year course. Here are some of their responses: How long have you been in the local school system?Justin: I came from West Palm Beach in the sixth grade.Dakota: All the way through.Gabriela: I came here in the seventh grade from Miami. When did you first realize that you could get a head start on things?Justin: I first heard about the dual enrollment program as a freshman. My friend who was a junior graduated with her AA, and I thought that was really cool. He said he thought he could do that if he tried really hard.Dakota: Everything starts at home, so PLEASESEEGRADUATES, PAGE3 LIBERTY MIDDLE SCHOOL PHOTOStory winnerJessica Patterson was the winner of a recent storywriting contest at Liberty Middle School. Her story starts on Page 18. Institute of Cardiovascular Excellence holds ribbon-cutting The Institute of Cardiovascular Excellence, 4730 S.W. 49th Road, just off State Road 200, held a ribbon-cutting in conjunction with the Ocala Marion County Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday morning. Dr. Asad Qamar spoke to the crowd that gathered, tours were given and a lunch catered by the Mojo Grille was provided. In the photo at the left, patient Angel Pumarol cuts the ribbon while Dr. Qamar, to his right, helps with the scissors. PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKAbove, some members of the Institute of Cardiovascular Excellence (ICE) staff mingle with the guests at the Chamber of Commerce event. Below, Carol Wheeler shows guests part of the catheterization lab. 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