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Place of Publication: Ocala, Florida
Publication Date: 08-03-2012
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BRIEFS INDEX Cherrywood......................13 Classifieds...........................26 Judis Journal.....................12 Marion Landing................16 Oak Run...............................20 Opinion..................................8 OTOW...................................21 Out to Pastor.....................11 Pun Alley...............................3 Puzzles.................................17CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & Businesses FRIDAY, AUGUST 3, 2012 VOLUME 18 NUMBER 10 www.smcitizen.com 28 ~ Friday, August 3, 2012 www.smcitizen.com BY JIM CLARK Editor As Aug. 1 arrives, its time to start taking longer looks at the tropics, and a couple of features stood out on Wednesday morning. The closest is described as disorganized showers and thunderstorms over Hispaniola, Puerto Rico and the central Caribbean associated with a westward moving tropical wave. It is given almost no chance of developing into a tropical storm, but it could bring some wet weather to our area over the weekend. As with most weak systems, however, it could fizzle out and not be a problem. Of more concern is a low pressure system that, as of Wednesday at 11 a.m., was about 1,000 miles east of the Windward Islands and moving westward at 15 to 20 mph. According to the National Hurricane Center, this system has a 60 percent chance, relatively high on the scale, of becoming a tropical cyclone by Friday. If it reaches tropical storm strength of 39 mph sustained winds, it would be named Ernesto. Check the radar link on our website. Tropics becoming active Woman of the YearCindy La Rosa was named the Woman of the Year recently by the Greater Ocala Womans Club. The club supports local charities including the Domestic/Sexual Assault Center, Ocala Youth Symphony, Ocala Civic Theatre, Munroe Foundation Nursing Scholarhip and others. The club represents women of different ages and diverse talents involved in programs and projects to address local, state and national needs. BY JIM CLARK Editor It may be a little early for some people to start thinking about it, but summer is rapidly coming to a close for students in Marion County. Malls and stores throughout Florida will have school on the mind this coming weekend. Floridas annual sales-tax holiday which runs Aug. 3-5 comes early this year, the states response to a few school districts decision to start classes the second week of August. The first day of school in Marion County isnt until Aug. 20, so parents hoping to save a few cents per dollar on clothes, shoes and school supplies will have to shop well in advance. The tax holiday, which applies to most but not all purchases, has traditionally fallen a week later. Regardless of when it occurs, the annual back-to-school tax break is always a busy weekend for retailers. Many hold sales and in-store promotions to attract choosy deal-seekers, even strategically pricing certain goods so that they fall just under the taxfree cap. Over the three-day holiday, the state waives sales tax on clothing and shoes priced $75 and lower, and school supplies up to $15. Of course, clothes are clothes, so adults can take advantage of the tax break, too. The Florida Retail Federation expects statewide sales growth over 2011s figures, despite a recent drop in national consumer confidence fueled by sluggish economic news. The National Retail Federation has estimated parents of K-12 students will spend $30.3 billion on back-to-school shopping this summer. In Florida, much of that business will occur this weekend. But a warning to shopaholics: Not everything is tax-free. Any item over the price thresholds will be assessed the normal rate. Sporting goods like shoulder pads and roller blades will be taxed. Accessories like watches, umbrellas and handkerchiefs are also not included in the holiday. And dont expect a price break on that Mickey T-shirt. The tax forgiveness will not apply at amusement parks, hotels and airports (likely to ensure visiting tourists dont cash in on Freedom! Sales tax holiday this weekend List of items, Page 24 PHOTOS BY MIKE ROPPELThe miniature horses had proportionately smaller jumps in their competition than bigger horses do. The person showing them guides the horse with its reins. The height of the bars was easily adjustable for different jumping competions. A bar was placed on the ground under the bar that was to be jumped over to guide the jumpers. Miniature horses perform at Equestrian Center BY MIKE ROPPEL Special to the Citizen Spectators had a good view of the miniature horses at the Ocala Equestrian Center on Sunday. Being under cover was a comfort from the hot sun and a sudden thundershower. There were a variety of classes. Some were based on the height of the horse in 2-inch increments There was also an obstacle course and jumping, as well as walking around the ring for the judges. A walk-through was given to the people showing the horses prior to the competition in the obstacle course, driving, and jumping competitions. In consideration of their size the horses were not ridden or saddled but walked through the competitions. This gave the persons showing quite a workout in Floridas hot weather. This miniature horse is the only entrant in the driving competition. School tax questions to be topic of discussion The ballot questions on taxes proposed by the MarionCounty Schools will be the topic of discussion on Tuesday, Aug. 7, at 6:30 p.m. at Live Oak Hall, Circle Square Commons, OTOW. The presentation will be by Jim Yancey, school superintendent. The event is hosted by the Marion County League of Women Voters and Master the Possibilities Education Program and is free to the public. The election is Aug. 14. Back-to-school immunization offeredThe Marion County Health Department is offering free back-to-school immunization clinics this summer. The walk-in clinics are scheduled for 8 a.m.-4:15 p.m. Monday-Friday at 1801 S.E. 32nd Ave. in Ocala. No appointment is needed, and the immunizations are free for children and young adults through age 18. Parents should bring their childs immunization records. New health requirements mean that children may need an additional polio vaccination before they can enter kindergarten. Some other requirements include: Kindergarten through the fourth grade: two doses of the varicella vaccine. Grades five to 11: one dose of the varicella vaccine. Tdap (tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis) vaccine is required for grades 7 through 10. Students entering a Florida school for the first time should have two doses of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine. For a complete list of required immunizations, visit the Florida Department of Health at http://floridashealth.com/ Disease_ctrl/immune/children. For information call the County Health Dept. at 352-629-0137, ext. 2017. 000C80T 1918 SW 17th St. AutoMaxOcala.com (see sales person for details) Pictures for illustation purposes only. All prices and payments are w ith $1,000 cash or trade equity plus tax, tag, and $395 administration fee. Payments are for 75 mont hs at 3.9% with approved credit. 2012 CHEVROLET MALIBU M533 2012 CHEVROLET COLORADO M335 2012 FORD F-150 M472 2012 FORD MUSTANG 2012 FORD F-150 M558 2012 HYUNDAI SONATA M544 2012 NISSAN MAXIMA M515 2011 INFINITI G37 SEDAN M491 2011 CADILLAC SRX M252 2011 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE M487 M548 Bring This Ad and Receive a $250 Gas Card with purchase. Not to be combined with any other offer 2012 CHRYSLER 200 M473 2012 FORD FOCUS M443 M477 2012 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN MSRP $26,095 AutoMax Price $ 17,995 $ 8,100 $ 269 mo. SAVINGS MSRP $30,960 AutoMax Price $ 17,995 $ 12,965 $ 269 mo. SAVINGS MSRP $19,845 AutoMax Price $ 14,995 $ 4,850 $ 225 mo. SAVINGS 2012 FORD ESCAPE M560 2012 GMC YUKON M500 M384 2011 NISSAN FRONTIER M350 2011 FORD EXPLORER M463 2011 CHEVROLET IMPALA MSRP $40,130 AutoMax Price $ 27,995 $ 12,135 $ 419 mo. SAVINGS MSRP $38,360 AutoMax Price $ 29,995 $ 8,365 $ 449 mo. SAVINGS MSRP $26,875 AutoMax Price $ 18,995 $ 7,880 $ 285 mo. SAVINGS MSRP $26,535 AutoMax Price $ 12,995 $ 13,540 $ 195 mo. SAVINGS MSRP $31,840 AutoMax Price $ 21,995 $ 9,845 $ 329 mo. SAVINGS MSRP $34,860 AutoMax Price $ 23,995 $ 10,865 $ 359 mo. SAVINGS M481 2012 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1500 MSRP $29,190 AutoMax Price $ 17,995 $ 11,195 $ 269 mo. SAVINGS M501 2012 DODGE JOURNEY 2012 DODGE RAM 1500 M555 MSRP $31,860 AutoMax Price $ 18,995 $ 12,865 $ 285 mo. SAVINGS MSRP $29,490 AutoMax Price $ 18,995 $ 10,495 $ 285 mo. SAVINGS MSRP $24,320 AutoMax Price $ 15,995 $ 8,325 $ 239 mo. SAVINGS MSRP $21,430 AutoMax Price $ 14,995 $ 6,435 $ 225 mo. SAVINGS MSRP $32,105 AutoMax Price $ 19,995 $ 12,110 $ 299 mo. SAVINGS M426 2012 JEEP LIBERTY M448 2012 FORD ECONOLINE CARGO 2012 NISSAN ALTIMA M496 MSRP $23,490 AutoMax Price $ 15,995 $ 7,495 $ 239 mo. SAVINGS MSRP $22,241 AutoMax Price $ 15,995 $ 6,246 $ 239 mo. SAVINGS MSRP $48,649 AutoMax Price $ 32,995 $ 15,654 $ 495 mo. SAVINGS MSRP $33,200 AutoMax Price $ 21,995 $ 11,205 $ 329 mo. SAVINGS MSRP $36,696 AutoMax Price $ 23,995 $ 12,701 $ 359 mo. SAVINGS MSRP $36,275 AutoMax Price $ 24,995 $ 11,280 $ 375 mo. SAVINGS MSRP $27,801 AutoMax Price $ 17,995 $ 9,806 $ 269 mo. SAVINGS MSRP $28,625 AutoMax Price $ 16,995 $ 11,630 $ 255 mo. SAVINGS MSRP $24,805 AutoMax Price $ 16,995 $ 7,810 $ 255 mo. SAVINGS MSRP $32,085 AutoMax Price $ 23,995 $ 8,090 $ 359 mo. SAVINGS M513 2012 GMC TERRAIN

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Friday, August 3, 2012 ~ 27 www.smcitizen.com 2 ~ Friday, August 3, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Air Force Association At the recent Air Force Association state convention at Eglin AFB, Mike Emig of Ocala, State/Region President of the AFA, presents Lt. Gen. Bradley Heithold, Vice Commander HQ Special Operations Command, Washington, D.C., a donation certificate from the AFA Florida in the amount of $100 in his name to the AFA Wounded Airman Program. Find out more about the AFA Wounded Airman Program by attending the monthly meeting of the Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the AFA on Thursday, Aug. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Ocala Regional Airport Administration Building 750 S.W. 60th Ave. Suspect jailed for burglaryA burglary at a paint and body shop on Southwest 38th Street netted the suspect items worth $23,000, and a trip to jail. A former employee of the victim, DeFios, Samson W. Martin, 40, of Southwest 19th Place, faces charges of grand theft and commercial burglary, in addition to a violation of probation charge from Columbia County. As of Wednesday, he remained in the Marion County jail. James C. Myles, 42, of Southwest 103rd Street Road, was accused of armed residential burglary after he allegedly broke into a neighbors apartment. Her screams scared him away. Willie L. Jones, 72, of Southwest 15th Place, was accused of DUI after he was reportedly seen failing to stay in a single lane on State Road 40 near 80th Avenue. Time Round 2 nd Across from Jasmine Plaza located in Neighborhood Retail 7256 SW 62nd Ave. Suite 4 352-433-8378 000APCA 2nd Time Around Furniture & Home Decor Consignment 000AOV6 Your Full Service Jeweler HRS: M-F 9-5 SAT 9-1 Fine Jewelry Fast Repairs Patricia & Richard Laugen Gemologist AJP Goldsmith Friendship Center 8441 SW SR 200 Ste 101 237-2240 C USTOM D ESIGNS R EPAIRS W ATCH & C LOCK R EPAIRS A PPRAISALS N EXT T O F RIENDSHIP B ARBERS G e m G a l l e r i a J e w e l e r s Gem Galleria Jewelers B U Y I N G G O L D B U Y I N G G O L D BUYING GOLD www.gemgalleriajewelers.com www.consignmentjewelryocala.com FRIENDSHIP CENTER 8441 SW SR 200, #113 Ocala, FL 34481 (352) 237-4635 Fax: (352) 861-4646 CHELSEA SQUARE 3233 E. Silver Springs Blvd. Ocala, FL 34470 (352) 694-5003 Fax: (352) 694-6003 dB Hearing Solutions Hearing Solutions Darryl Pennington Board Certified Owner/Operator 000AOVG 000B2RH Independently Owned Susan Minicozzi Owner/Manager 97X12U9@curvesmail.com 6118 SW State Road 200 Ocala, Florida 34476 tel: 352-671-2878 fax: 352-861-6535 www.curveslocal.com/3229/ F.W.H. & Associates A Contracted General Agency INDIVIDUALS & FAMILY PERSONAL INSURANCE Health Insurance for All Ages Disability Income Insurance Dental Insurance Life Insurance Group Insurance Seniors 854-2100 7651 SW Hwy 200 Ste 108 Circle Square Plaza Ocala 000APT3 BlueCross BlueShield of Florida An Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association For a quote visit us at: thefloridahealthinsuranceexchange.com Wise Way Auto Sales, Inc. 9045 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala, FL 352-861-9473 For all your transportation needs, the only way, the Wise Way! Specializing in the like new cars without the hassles of a new car dealer! 000AP2M 000AP4Z Senior Living where... Our Family is Committed to Yours. Assisted Living Memory Care 9070 SW 80th Ave., Ocala, FL 34481 (352) 861-4444 ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY #9441 Representing Ocala area residents for over 40 years The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements Before you decide, ask us to send free written information about our qualifications and experience. 237-9225 W.E. BISHO P J R. Attorney At Law Admitted to the Florida Bar in 1965 ESTATE PLANNING WILLS TRUSTS and PROBATE REAL ESTATE CORPORATIONS 7743 S.W. S.R. 200 Next to the Mulch & Stone Emporium 000AOW7 000B2Q8 Magic Touch Salon 352-854-2111 Full Service Salon Walk-ins Always Welcome Located in the Friendship Center 000AP2Q 000AP2T Willits Financial Services, Inc. Phone: 352-368-7739 Cell: 352-275-6583 000APC1 The Dressing Room #1 Resale of Ladies Fine Apparel, Formal Wear, Bridal Wear, and Jewelry Dressing Room Across from Jasmine Plaza located in Neighborhood Retail The 352-237-5478 7256 SW 62nd Ave. Suite 3 000APB6 L OCAL S H O P L OCAL S HO L OCAL D INE L OCAL L OCAL B E L OCAL Support Your Neighborhood Businesses www.westmba.com 000C71B O CALA S F IRST F ULL S ERVICE R ETIREMENT C OMMUNITY H AWTHORNE E STATES INDEPENDENT LIVING Finally, a place you will call home!! 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The National Association of County and City Health Officials has recognized the Marion County Health Department for developing programs that are models for other local health departments to follow. Marion was among 39 local health departments in the nation that the association recognized for their innovative programs. The association named two Marion County programs Model Practices and one program a Promising Practice. Local health departments nationwide are great sources of innovative ideas and programs, said Robert M. Pestronk, the associations executive director. The beauty of these programs is that they can be replicated or adapted by other local health departments. Public Health Preparedness. Marions Public Health Preparedness Epidemiology Annex activation was named as a model practice. The department tested its emergency planning process in April 2009 when the epidemiology annex was activated in response to the H1N1 flu strain pandemic. The development and use of the planning document helped the department scale the response to the outbreak in order to best protect and promote the health of the residents of Marion County. Medical Reserve Corps. The Marion County Medical Reserve Corps strategic planning process was also identified as a model practice. The mission of the medical reserve corps is to engage volunteers to strengthen public health, emergency response and community resiliency. Strategic planning helped the medical reserve corps set long-term goals and identify the best approaches for achieving them. Dental Clinic Collaborations. The departments Dental Clinic collaboration with the College of Central Florida and Child Development Services of Ocala was recognized as a promising practice. By collaborating with the college, the dental clinic was able to expand from two cramped stations housed at the main Health Department facility to eight treatment areas, plus room for other services, at the colleges Hampton Center. This is the third consecutive year that Marion County Health Department programs have been noted as best or promising practices by the national association. In 2011 the association awarded the department one Model Practice and three Promising Practice awards. In 2010 the department earned one Promising Practice award. MarionFriday, August 3, 2012 ~ 3 www.smcitizen.com 26 ~ Friday, August 3, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Add Up TheSAVINGSwith a Name Address City State Zip Phone 10 Words $8.20 Per Week 44 For Each Additional Word Pricing Includes Online All Ads Must Be Prepaid All Credit Card s Accepted 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 10WORDS$8.20+44AWORD(IncludesOnline)=TOTAL For your convenience, mail with payments to South Marion Citizen office at 8810 SW SR 200, Unit 104, Ocala, FL 34481 or call...Serving S.R. 200 Communities & Businesses CallTollFree1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIEDAD SMC_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_11 Todays New Ads SUMTER SWAP MEETSNO SHOW AUGUST 5thSEE YOU! SEPTEMBER 2th 1-800-438-8559 SUMTER SWAP MEETSNO SHOW AUGUST 5thSEE YOU! SEPTEMBER 2th 1-800-438-8559 Free Offers Free 8-week old orphan kittens three silver, three black and white. We need a home. We are lovable, eat on our own and are already potty trained. All we ask is that you please give us a loving chance. 861-9209 or 861-1453 Financial BANKRUPTCY Petition Preparer $150. Elizabeth Soon (352) 245-4500 Business Opportunities Work From HomePart time Supplemental or Full time Income potential. Training provided. Be your own Boss Call Me (352) 406-2967 or www.connieschaefer .herbalhub.com Furniture 3 pc. sectional sofa soft sage green showroom condition $850 obo (352) 637-2450 Garage/ Yard Sales MARION LANDING MOVING SALE Saturday 8a-5p 6473 SW 81st St. Clothing Travolta Fans Saturday Night Live Fever Album 1977 original Under $100. (352)873-0953 General NEW ASSORTED fiberglass boat hardtops. Several to choose from. Some scratch & dent. All at a fraction of the cost. Call for size & price. As low as $375. (352)527-35 55, M-F, 9-5. General TOT AL GYM $1,000. firm GOLF CAR T 4 Seater, w/ charger $2,000 Firm (352) 861-6267 Sporting Goods GUN & KNIFE SHOW BROOKSVILLE HSC CLUB Sat. Aug. 11th 9-5p Sun. Aug. 12th 9a-4p HERNANDO COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS Admission $6.00 (352) 799-3605 Pets Humane Society of Florida We have several Medium -Large Dogs that needs loving homes Fully Vetted $50. adopt fee. Stop By 11a-5p 7 days a week 9211 S. Florida Ave. Floral City, or see our dogs online: www. humanesociety offlorida.org (352) 419-7900 hsflorida@ymail.com Rent: Houses Unfurnished OAK RUN Unfurnished 2/2/1, Nice! $750. mo.(352) 873-6012 PALM CAY2/1/1 Available Now Screened Lanai $550. mo. 55+ (352)812-6691 Real Estate For Sale PUBLISHERS NOTICE: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Pine Run Homes 4 Good 75 yr. old dining room chairs $60. (352) 873-6142 Vehicles Wanted BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 Vehicles Wanted WE BUY ANY VEHICLE Perfect Cond. or Not Titled,No title, No problem. Paying up to $25K any make, any model Call A.J. 813-335-3794/ 237-1892 Just call and see how easy it is to make money with the classifieds. ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MAXIMUM 10 WORDS RUNSFOR 2 WEEKS FREE TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403 Care For the Elderly MOBILE HAIR CARE FULL SERVICE IN YOUR HOME LICENSED BEAUTICIAN/CNA WILL SERVICE THE HOME BOUND AND ELDERLY. CALL CATHY (352) 237-3347 Handyman Steves Handyman Service (352) 854-4927 000C2H3 L ET U S W ORK F OR Y OU CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403S OUTH M ARION C ITIZEN C LASSIFIEDSG ET R ESULTS! Somebody else wants it! Got something special you no longer use? Sell it in the Classifieds. It may be just the perfect item to fill somebody elses need. TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403 more than 40 residents and reaches out to the Marion Landing community with cards and flowers to those ill and recuperating, and supports the residents who have lost loved ones with memorial lunches or coffees. Bowling league sign-upFall is just around the corner, and that means the Marion Landing bowling leagues will begin in September. Bowling is one of the most popular activities in the community, and is open to residents only. Dont think you have to be good bowler to join a leagueall levels of bowlers are welcome, and having fun is the only requirement. You can sign up by calling one of the league secretaries, Dick Blanck or Merle Gaugler. There are still a few openings left, but you should call soon. Check your Communicator for dates and times of the informational meetings in August. 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 352-2377152 for more information. Trips are open to the general public if space allows. Be one of the first groups to sail aboard the brand new cruise ship Celebrity Reflection departing from Miami on Jan. 5, 2013, with stops in San Juan, St. Maarten and St. Kitts. Reservations are being accepted for this seven night Eastern Caribbean cruise, with rates including all port charges, taxes, round-trip bus from Ocala, gratuities, and one-hour open bar cocktail party. Join your fellow baseball fans on Labor Day, Sept. 3, at Tropicana Field to see the New York Yankees play the Tampa Bay Rays. Game time is 1:10 p.m., and be sure to stop by the Ted Williams Baseball Hall of Hitters or the Rays Tank while you are there. Tickets are $99 each and include lower box seats on the third base side, transportation and drivers tip. Join in on the all-inclusive six day/five night stay at the 4-star Sunset Beach Resort and Spa in Montego Bay, Jamaica, from Sept. 16 to 21. Limited space is available. Enjoy the 43rd Annual Cedar Key Seafood Festival on Oct. 20. It features a parade in the morning, over 200 arts and crafts exhibits, great seafood at the City Park, live music, and an open house at the lighthouse on Seahorse Key for which shuttle boats are available. The cost is $28 and includes round-trip motor coach and gratuity for the driver. Lunch is on your own. We leave at 9 a.m. and return at 5 p.m. And dont forget to bring your camera and binoculars. 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. Dont miss out on the Halloween casino trip to Fort Lauderdale on Oct. 30-31, which includes three casino visits, free play money, food coupons and driver tips. Board the bus in Marion Landing and then spend the day at the Coconut Creek Casino and Hard Rock Casino. Overnight accommodations are at the LaQuinta Inn in Coral Springs, with free continental breakfast; and the second day is spent at Coconut Creek. Each casino gives you $30 back in free play and a food coupon. The package price is $125 per person/double occupancy; and a single is $165. Kick off the holiday season with a trip to Asheville, North Carolina, from Nov. 2 to 6. Visit the Biltmore Estate and see the spectacular holiday decorations and then on to Andersonville and the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center. The cost includes breakfasts, two lunches, four dinners and all taxes and gratuities.Diane Bress is Marion Landings Activities Director and an employee of Leland Management, Inc. LANDINGCONTINUED FROM PAGE 16 the request of many residents, this opening show will have a country-western theme. The Group presents The Glen Johnson Show. Glen offers music of some famous icons of western music, such Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Conway Twitty, Marty Robbins, and and many other great artists of that great music era. Opening for Glen will be Johnny Roberts, who brings his Southern Fried Comedy to the OTOW stage. Tickets go on sale Sept. 3 from 8:30 to10 a.m. in the ballroom of the H&R Building and every M-W-F thereafter. Thanks to the good folks at Sullivan Cadillac Buick GMC, ticket prices are $8 for general admission and $10 for reserved seating with a maximum of four per purchase. The show is available only to residents of all OTOW communities and Indigo East. The New PretendersThe New Pretenders announces its 2013 edition of Nostalgia, which will be presented Feb. 8, 9 and 10 in the ballroom of the H&R Building. Nostalgia is a nostalgic musical journey across America from the Copa in New York to Burbank, California at the NBC Studios and stops along the way. Long before computers, answering machines and cell phones, there was a time that was part of all of us. Instead of drive-throughs, there were drive-ins, Coke was Classic, and it came from the fountain or an odd shaped bottle, and the only survivor series on television consisted of Gilligan and his crew. Times have changed but have we? Do you still remember the first record you owned? How about sitting around the radio instead of the television? And every night was a classic car cruise. Was it really that long ago? Do you still remember Gene Autry singing Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer for the very first time? The times we often call our best years are what this show is all about. Stan Goldstein, TNPs band leader, says two new members have joined the band, one in the brass section and the other in the rhythm section. They are both devotees of the big band sound. The wardrobe staff, headed by Charlie Earl and MaryEthel Swing, has held its first meeting and, as usual, there are plans to come up with some glitzy costumes for the gals in the cast. Assistant Director Larry Wilver reports that cast members have been given the numbers they will be performing, and the band members each have their music books. OTOWCONTINUED FROM PAGE 21 W e are in the middle of International Clown Week. We usually think of them as circus comic performers; but other less grotesque styles have also developed, including theater, television, and film clowns. So, today we clown around a bit with some appropriate stories. Ironclad contractA clown moved into an apartment block reserved solely for circus performers. He liked everything about the apartment. It was well equipped with fancy stove, refrigerator, vacuum cleaner, washer and dryer. The only thing missing was an ironing board, something on which he could press his circus uniform after washing it. Why is there no ironing board? he asked the agent. Both the lion tamer and the juggler have one. You use the window ledge, like the other clowns, explained the agent. Its in your contract. Every clown has a sill for ironing. Educated clownKen went to an exclusive restaurant dressed in a clown suit. He had big floppy shoes, a red ball nose, and Bozo-type hair. The Maitre D said, Im sorry, sir, I cant let you in dressed like that. Our dress code is very strict. Gentlemen must wear a jacket and tie. Ken said, Please, sir, let me explain. I am a retired school administrator. I dress like this because I went to the Childrens Hospital today to cheer up the sick children. The Maitre D said, Well, sir, it is highly irregular. But having listened to the circumstances, Ill let you in. But dont try anything funny.Just punishmentThe King was tired of his jester and of his puns. If you dont make a pun at once, and a good one, youll be hanged, declared the monarch. All right, said the jester. Name a subject. Myself, said the King, the King. The King, quipped the clown, is not a subject. All right, said the King, still annoyed, why do you make fun of my figure? Because, said the jester, everyone likes to have fun at someone elses expanse. Well then, continued the monarch, why do you say that Queen Elizabeth was greater than Joan of Arc? Because Joan was a wonder, replied the clown, whereas Queen Elizabeth was a Tudor. Hang him, cried the King. But when the noose was placed around the jesters neck, the King relented to sparing his life if the jester would promise never to tell another pun. I promise, Your Majesty, said the clown solemnly. No noose is good news. And so the jester was hanged. A true punster never stops. Clown actsA cop stopped a clown with a desk strapped on his back, a typewriter under one arm, a wastebasket and a pencil sharpener under the other. What are you doing? asked the cop. The clown said, Impersonating an office, sir. I wasnt exactly the class clown, but I was the class trapeze artist. I was always getting suspended. Clowns get paid in funny money. A clown walked around a music store and said to the clerk, I want to buy that red trumpet and that accordion. The clerk said, You can buy that fire extinguisher, but I have to keep the radiator. When I was ten I ran away with a circus; but the police made me bring it back. The lady clown married the India-rubber man yesterday. Is that so? I thought shed do something like that. Why? She always wanted somebody she could twist around her fingers. Going to the dogs A man went to a circus where the clown act had a large dog that performed a number of tricks and ended by whining and bursting into tears. However, on this occasion the trainer simply could not get the dog to do any of this. The man in the audience went down and offered to help the clowns. He bent down and whispered for a minute or so into the dogs ear, whereupon the animal burst into weeping and whining such as was never heard before. What did you say to that animal? asked a bewildered clown. I just told him the facts, said the stranger. I told him the size of the national debt, the annual interest charge on it, the income tax rates, the high unemployment, the cost of foreign aid, and the cost of congressional junkets. Its enough to make anyone whine and weep. Getting some laughs from International Clown Week P UN ALLEY D F Dick Frank Health Department earns national recognition was also recognized in 2005 with one Model Practice award. Since 2003, the associations Model Practice program has honored local initiatives. All model practices are cataloged in an online, searchable database in areas ranging from immunization and maternal and child health to infectious diseases and emergency preparedness. 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Friday, August 3, 2012 ~ 25 www.smcitizen.com 4 ~ Friday, August 3, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Community calendar 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 This weeks puzzle answers Saturday, Aug. 4 Book sale at libraryThe Friends of the Ocala Library will hold their quarterly book sale in Rooms B and C of the main library on Silver Springs Boulevard on Saturday, Aug. 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thousands of gently-used books will be on sale, hardcovers at 50 cents, and paperbacks at 25 cents each. Come for a good read and help the Friends in their ongoing goal of helping the main library with non-budgeted items, including the successful childrens programs. And go to friendsoftheocalalibrary.org to learn how to become a member of the Friends.Chess club to meet The chess club that formed at the Freedom Public Library meets the first Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grab your board and chess pieces and come on down. Interested persons are invited to attend for a rousing game of chess. Its your move! For more information, call Ron at 352-873-2276.AUCE pancakes offered at churchFive dollars will get visitors to Crossroads Church on Aug. 4 all you can eat pancakes, sausage and drink. The event runs from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at 8070 S.W. 60th Ave.Historical Novel group to meet Michele Wirt, President of the Citrus Cultural Alliance, will be the featured speaker at the Aug. 4 meeting of the Florida Chapter, Historical Novel Society. She has a Master of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Florida and currently is Associate Professor of Art and Humanities at the Citrus Campus of the College of Central Florida. With a power point presentation and a subsequent question and answer session, Wirt will explain the mission, purpose, and goals of the Alliance which was formed a little more than year ago as an answer to a broader query about the Citrus County cultural landscape and the need for a non-profit consortium of business, government, individuals, and arts organizations to enhance and support the economic base and cultural environment of the County. The Florida Chapter of the Historical Novel Society meets at 1 p.m. on the first Saturday of every month in the Community Room at the Central Ridge Library, 425 W. Roosevelt Blvd., in Beverly Hills. Everyone is welcome to attend the meetings. For more information call Marian Fox 352-726-0162 or go to http://www.fchns.org. Hospice helping Stuff the Bus Hospice of Marion County has joined the annual Stuff the Bus campaign, which provides school supplies for homeless children. Items needed include new backpacks, binders, notebooks, pens, pencils, socks, shoes, clothing and personal care products such as deodorant and shampoo, and laundry detergent. Donations will be collected Aug. 4-10 at the Hospice of Marion County Thrift Store in Jasmine Square (6114 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala). The stores are open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.Thursday, Aug. 9 Clothe the children The Altar and Rosary Society of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Dunnellon will be hosting a Clothe the Children drive on Thursday, Aug. 9 in the church hall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the church hall. New and used clothing will be distributed to families in need. Applications will be available at the door. For more information, call 352-489-1984. Palm Cay GOP to meetOn Aug. 9, the Palm Cay Republican Club will be holding its monthly meeting at the Oasis Club in Palm Cay. The speaker is Mike Graves. Mike is a candidate for Public Defender. The Club will then be open for discussion on the upcoming proposal to increase the sales tax. The meeting will begin promptly at 7 p.m. and last until 8. Refreshments will be served after the meeting. For more information please contact James Pettus, 352438-9662. Federal retirees to gatherThe National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Chapter 2279 of Ocala, and their spouses, will meet at the Olive Garden Restaurant, Aug. 9, at 1 p.m. for lunch and a short meeting. Any members in the area are welcomed. Saturday, Aug. 11 School readiness event The annual back-to-school splash at Crossroads Church is set for Aug. 11, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The first 200 children will get a backpack filled with school supplies. Haircuts will also be offered. Games, a bounce house, water slides and food are part of the fun. 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Countryside ice cream socialCountryside Presbyterian Church will hold an ice cream social following the 10:30 am worship service on Sunday, Aug. 12. The church is at 7768 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. The public is invited and for further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633. Tuesday, Aug. 14 Hospice support group All caregivers are invited to a new Support Group at Hospice of Marion County on Aug. 14, from 3-4 p.m. in the Education Center at 3231 S.W. 34th Ave. Ocala. Caregivers of loved ones with any disease or illness are welcome. The group will offer an opportunity to connect with others in the same situation and provide guidance as well as emotional and spiritual support. Call 352-854-5200 for additional information. Saturday, Aug. 18 Hot Summer Night in Dunnellon Saturday, Aug. 18 from 5 to 9 pm, Dunnellons Historic Village will host Hot Summer Night, a late summer favorite of locals looking for something to do once the sun goes down in Dunnellon. The last Saturday night before public school starts here, will find shops in the village open until 9 p.m. for a little cooler shopping than daytime in August. A cruise in for antique and classic cars adds interest in the street on West Pennsylvania Ave. Those planning to cruise in can call Cheryl Lawson at 352-208-5512 for details. Local artists and vendors will set up along the street to show and sell their wares. The Village welcomes a new art gallery next door to Two Sisters Antiques who will be welcoming guests to see their new venture that night. Empanadas will be sold in front of the Annie Johnson Thrift Shop and a portion of the proceeds will be given to help Marion County homeless students through the Marion County School Board. Grumbles House Antiques and Garden Shop will host an open music jam so those playing an instrument or loving to sing, should stop by and join the fun. 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Friday, August 3, 2012 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com 6 ~ Friday, August 3, 2012 www.smcitizen.com FAMILY FEATURES P otatoes are the ultimate comfort food, but a few twists on classic side dishes like mashed potatoes, salads and casseroles can take potatoes to a whole new level. With so many delicious types available year-round, its easy to create exciting and nutritious side dishes that can be the highlight of any meal. Heres what you need to know about the seven different potato types to help you start experimenting with different colors, textures, cooking methods and flavor additions: Fingerlings These small, slender fingersized potatoes range from two to four inches in length. They come in a wide range of skin and flesh colors and most possess a firm, waxy texture, which makes them ideal for potato salads. Pan-frying enhances their robust flavor and showcases their wonderful nutty or buttery tastes. Petites Petites share the same flavor and texture as their full-sized cousins, but their flavors are actually more concentrated, and they cook more quickly. Petites can be found in red, white, yellow, brown and purple, and make delicious roasted potatoes and potato salads. Purples/Blues Purple/blue potatoes have a deep purple skin with flesh that ranges from purple to almost white. The moist, firm flesh retains its shape and adds rich colors and a mild, yet distinctly nutty flavor to tossed salads. They are also sensational roasted. Reds Reds are widely known for their rosy red skin and white flesh. The moist, waxy flesh stays firm and flavorful through out cooking, making it ideal for roasting. The slightly sweet, always-tender texture comple ments any dish, and the vibrant red skin adds appealing color and pizzazz to potato salad, soups and stews. Russets Russets are characterized by a brown, netted skin and white flesh. The delicate potato flavor and grainy texture of a baked russet creates light and fluffy mashed potatoes and crispy pan-fried potatoes. Whites This all-purpose potato has a white flesh and white (sometimes light tan) skin. They are slightly dense and creamy, with a subtly sweet flavor. Their delicate, thin skins add just the right amount of texture to mashed potatoes without the need for peeling. Grilling whites brings out a more full-bodied flavor; or use them in soups and stews. Yellows This type boasts golden skin and golden flesh. Grilling gives them a crispy skin, which enhances the dense and buttery texture, and gives them a slightly sweet, caramelized flavor. Their naturally smooth texture also lends itself well to lighter versions of baked or roasted potatoes. To get more healthy potato recipes and to sign up for the US Potato Boards weekly recipe email, visit www.potatogoodness.com. You can also like the USPB on Facebook at www.facebook.com/potatoestatersandspuds to enter contests, sign up for sweepstakes and get new recipes with a community of potato lovers.Spinach and Artichoke Heart Two Potato CasseroleMakes 8 servings Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 1 hour 30 minutes 1 pound red potatoes 1 pound Yukon Gold potatoes 1 1/4 cups vegetable broth or stock 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese 1 teaspoon garlic salt 4 ounces Neufchatel (1/3-less fat) cream cheese 4 ounces fat-free cream cheese 1 7.5-ounce jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained and chopped 1 6-ounce bag baby spinach, coarsely chopped 1/2 cup sliced green onions Preheatovento425Fandcoata9-inchsquare baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Cut potatoes in half lengthwise. Place cut side down on a board and slice very thinly. Place in a large bowl and set aside. Heat broth, Parmesan, garlic salt, cheeses and artichoke hearts in a medium saucepan until cheeses are melted. Stir in spinach and cook until wilted. Stir mixture into potatoes with green onions, mixing well to coat potatoes as evenly as possible. Spread in prepared dish and bake for 30 m in utes. Cover loosely with foil and reduce tempera ture to 375F; cook for 1 hour more or until potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork. Quick Tip: To shave an hour off the cook time, boil potatoes for 5 minutes or until tender, then drain well. Prepare as directed above then bake at 425F for 30 minutes.Mediterranean Mashed Potatoes Makes 4 servings Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 10 to 13 minutes 1 1/4 pounds russet potatoes, cut into 1-inch cubes (best for light and fluffy mashed potatoes), or 1 1/4 pounds white or red potatoes, cut into 1-inch cubes (best for creamier mashed potatoes) 1/2 cup nonfat plain yogurt 1/2 cup fat-free milk 1 1/2 tablespoons heart-healthy buttery spread 1/4 teaspoon sea salt (or 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt) 1/2 cup reduced-fat Italian blend shredded cheese 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped 2 tablespoons snipped fresh basil 2 green onions, sliced 1 2.2-ounce can sliced ripe olives, drained Freshly ground pepper to taste Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add potatoes and cook for 10 minutes or until tender; drain well. Transfer back to pot and mash well, then stir in yogurt, milk, buttery spread and salt. Gently stir in remaining ingredients and cook for 2 to 3 minutes more to heat through. Freshways toenjoy potatoclassics A medium size potato (5.3 ounces) with skin is 110 calories, has no fat, sodium or choles terol, provides 45 percent of the Daily Value of vitamin C, and has more potassium than a banana.Roasted Fingerling Potato Salad with Lemon and ThymeRecipe created by Laura Bashar, Family Spice, www.familyspice.com Makes 6 servings Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 20 to 25 minutes Cool time: At least 10 minutes Salad 1 1/2 pounds fingerling potatoes (mixed colors), cut into 1/2-inch circles 1 red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch cubes 1 red onion, cut into 1-inch cubes (do not separate layers) 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper Dressing 1/4 cup light or olive oil based mayonnaise 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon zest 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper Preheat oven to 425F. Toss all salad ingredients together in a large bowl. Spread in a single layer on a large baking sheet and cook for 20 to 25 minutes or until potatoes start to brown. Let cool for at least 10 minutes. Meanwhile, whisk together all dressing ingredients in a medium bowl; toss with cooled vegetables. Serve at room temperature or chilled. Spinach and Artichoke Heart Two Potato Casserole Roasted Fingerling Potato Salad with Lemon and Thyme Mediterranean Mashed Potatoes Sunday, Aug. 19 Afternoon of music offered by Jazz SocietyThe Ocala Jazz Society returns to the VFW Post 4781, across from Oak Run, on the third Sunday of each month, 2 to 5 p.m. This month the date is Aug. 19 The group plays more than jazz including favorite songs from past year. Dancing is encouraged. Admission is $2 and benefits Hospice in memory of Bea Wilson, founder of the Jazz Society. For more info call Gladys at 352-854-8930.Saturday, Aug. 25 Hard Rock Casino tripSt. Jude Catholic Community is sponsoring another bus trip to the Hard Rock Caf and Casino in Tampa on Saturday, Aug. 25. Tickets are $30 per person. Each person gets $25 returned for free play plus a $5 food voucher. The bus will leave the church parking lot, 443 Marion Oaks Drive in Marion Oaks, at 8 a.m. and return around 5 p.m. Please contact Ghislaine at 352-245-9962 for more information and reservations.Wednesday, Sept. 5 Flag football at Joy Lutheran Believe it or not it is time to get ready for fall football. Registration is now open for all boys and girls from kindergarten through 6th grade, of Marion County and Ocala, for Upward Flag Football or Cheerleading. Registration may be called in or dropped off at the church office between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, Sept. 5 through Sept. 8. The cost is $65 for football and includes a jersey, belt and flags, car magnet and end-of-season award. Cheerleading costs $65 and includes a uniform, megaphone, poms, hair ribbon, car magnet and end-of-season reward. Football shorts and cheerleading turtle necks are optional. Cleats are recommended. Scholarships are available. Practice begins Tuesday, Sept. 18 and the first game is Saturday, Sept. 22 at Joy Lutheran Church Hope Field. Upward is a nondenominational Christian sports ministry where every child plays, learns and is a winner. So come on out and join the fun. Volunteers are needed to help coach, referee, assist, time keep and work with the participants in either football or cheerleading. For more information contact Pastor Ed Holloway, 352854-4509 ext. 223. Joy Lutheran Church is at 7045 SW 83rd Place at SR 200, Ocala. Thursday, Sept. 13 CERT training to beginA new Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training will begin Thursday, Sept. 13, at the Marion County Sheriffs Office, 692 N.W. 30th Ave., Ocala. This is an 8-session training, which is available either as an afternoon class, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. or as an evening class, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. The afternoon and evening classes run concurrently and attendance can be mixed, depending upon availability. Only one class can be missed in the 8-session series and the CPR and last class is mandatory. The CERT program is made up of volunteers under the direction of the Division of Emergency Management of the Sheriffs Office. The purpose of CERT is to train and certify volunteers to be first responders in their communities in the event of a disaster such as a hurricane or tornado. 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Saturday, Sept. 29 Trash to Treasure saleThe Church of the Advent will be presenting its annual Trash to Treasure sale on Saturday, Sept. 29. This is an outdoor event. Spaces are 10 feet x 10 feet and rent for $15 ea. Crafters, flea market and food vendors are invited to participate. Many spaces will be in the shade, these will be assigned on a first come basis. The church is at 11251 County Road 484, just in front of the new fire station. For registration and information call Al Sickle at 352-208-5664 or Maryanne Brennan at 352-347-2428. Monday, Oct. 1 Knights plan golf tournament The Knights of Columbus Council 9649 is having its fifth annual Queen of Peace Charity Scramble Golf Outing at Stone Creek Golf Club on Monday, Oct. 1 (rain date is Oct. 8). Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at 8:00am. Registration fee is $65 per person and includes a packet of free items, complimentary morning coffee, golfers buffet lunch, and golf with cart. There will be door prizes and a chance to win hole-in-one prizes including $10,000 or iPAD or two airline tickets to any city in the continental U.S. Proceeds will permit the Knights to continue their support of Marion County charities. Contact Fred Roberts prior to Sept. 17 at 352-502-3093 for details and registration form. Saturday, Oct. 6 Palm Cay Craft Fair On Oct. 6, Palm Cay will conduct its craft fair, which is open to the public. The fair will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the clubhouse. There will be a baked good sale going on at the same time and also a quilt raffle. The kitchen will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to buy a hot dog and drink for lunch. Friday, Oct. 19 Two-day VFW flea marketThe annual VFW flea market is Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19-20, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Table rental is $10 per day or $15 for both days. Call Phoebe at 352-854-8535 for table rentals. Taking donations, both small and large, to benefit veterans and their families. Small donations may be dropped off at the post. Call John S. at 352-861-8484 or John W. at 352-207-1931 for larger donations of furniture for pick-up. Sunday, Oct. 21 Teams sought for Chili Cook Off Teams from organizations or businesses are being sought to prepare and sell their chili at the first Red Hot Rescue Chili Cook Off to benefit Ocala Wildlife Sanctuary (OWLS). Event will be Sunday, Oct. 21 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ocala Muni Golf Club The entry fee is $25 per team and each team is allowed to retain their chili sale proceeds or donate them to their favorite charity. For art and craft vendors wanting to sell items, the price is $25 for an 8-foot inside space (no table or chair included) and $20 for an outside 12x12 space (no tables or chairs included). The deadline for submitting applications is Sept. 3. Call 352-291-1962 or email pbennighof@gmail.com for applications and/or more information. Saturday, Nov. 3 Dining in the Dark The Florida Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired will have its second annual Dining in the Dark banquet on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 6 p.m. at the Hilton Ocala, 3600 S.W. 36th Ave.. Tickets are $45 individual and $80 couple.Event includes silent auction, raffle and dinner. For tickets call 352-873-4700 or email admin@flblind.org. Friday, August 3, 2012 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 22 ~ Friday, August 3, 2012 www.smcitizen.com M AINTAIN THE H EALTH OF Y OUR B USINESS Advertise in St. Jude Catholic CommunityThe Bereavement Group for those grieving the loss of a loved one will meet on Tuesdays, Aug. 14 and Aug. 28, at 1 p.m. Meetings are open to anyone in the community with a need to share their feelings of grief. Please call the church office at 352-3470154 prior to each meeting you plan to attend. Creole Masses for the Haitians in our community are celebrated every second and fourth Sunday of the month at 5 p.m. The next dates are Aug. 12 and Aug. 26. Classes for our LifeLong Religious Education Program resume this month. Sunday classes begin Aug. 26 and Wednesday Sacramental classes start at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 29. Registrations continue to be accepted for the 2012-2013 school year. Parents are required to attend a mandatory Orientation meeting on Saturday, Aug. 4, at 1 p.m. The St. Jude venue for used items, Anthonys Attic, will not be open on Wednesdays for business during August. Regular hours will resume in September.Maranatha Baptist Church After the summer break, the AWANA (Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed) program is scheduled to start up the Sunday after school starts which will be Aug. 26. It is held each Sunday evening from 6 to 7:30 for children ages 4 to 18. The program is under the direction of Commander Chris Bailey and Vanessa Bailey. They want to share the love of Christ. AWANA is an exciting program of Christian learning and games of competition with awards. AWANA is an ongoing program and registration is always open. For further information, please call 352-3475683. Maranatha Baptist Church is inviting all AWANA children and their friends who do not have a Church Home to a Back to School Celebration at the Church on Saturday, Aug. 25 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be a barbecue and games outside and in the fellowship hall. Please call the Church at 352-347-5683 for further information. We have a place for every child here at Maranatha Baptist! For our kids from kindergarten to grade 5, we have our Kidz Connect ministry. We meet once a month on the second Friday at 6 p.m. at the church. For students from grade 6 to grade 12, we have our teen ministry Tranzformers, which meets on the third Friday each month at 6 p.m. at the church. Each ministry combines fun, connecting with others and ultimately connecting with the God who created them. Come check us out! Pastor Mike Swingle, the youth pastor, has planned many activities for young people. On Sunday, Aug. 26, the childrens choir, J.A.M. (Jesus And Me) will begin after the summer break. All children from 1st through 12th grade are invited to participate. Ms. Pat Haas is the director and welcomes the children to choir practice from 5 to 6 p.m. on Sunday evenings at the church. Ms. Pat teaches the children that it is easy and enjoyable to part of the J.A.M. choir. Maranatha Baptist Church is at 525 Marion Oaks Trail in Marion Oaks. Please call 352-347-5683 for further information and directions to the church. Church of the Advent VBSThe Church of the Advent will be presenting its annual Vacation Bible School program from Aug. 6 to 11. All children between the ages of 4 and 11 are invited to attend this free program. Our theme will be The Amazing Desert Journey. Each child will be having fun interacting bible stories, music, crafts as well as games while learning the prayer of Jesus (The Lords Prayer). Registrations forms are available at the church., or via email. You may call the church at 352-465-7272, Mrs. Florence at 352-566-6934. or via e-mail to jsickle391@gmail.com. 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. 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. Community Bible StudyCommunity Bible Study (CBS) will begin a 30-week study of the books of Amos and Isaiah on Thursday, Sept. 6, from 9:45 to 11:45 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Beverly Hills. This class is open to both men and women and includes a program for children 5-years and younger. Pre-registration is necessary. To register or for more information please call Lu at 352-433-9834 or Bob at 352-274-1976. RELIGION CONTINUED FROM PAGE 19 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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Friday, August 3, 2012 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com www.smcitizen.com 8 ~ Friday, August 3, 2012 A Miami-Dade-based federal judge ruled against Republican voters in that county, who had sued for the right to vote for state attorney in the Aug. 14 primary. The primary features Democratic candidates only. But there are write-in candidates listed, and that means that technically the Democratic primary winner faces opposition in the general election. That closed the primary to only Democrats, who, practically, will choose the next state attorney. No write-in candidate has ever won in Florida. An attorney generals opinion by Katherine Harris back in 2000 said that write-in candidates meant that there was opposition in November, even though the write-in doesnt appear on the ballot, thereby closing primaries that only had one party field candidates. Republican voters in Miami-Dade balked this year, and demanded the right to vote. They were denied that right. Harris decision went against the will of the people, who had adopted a state constitutional amendment that required an open primary when only one party fielded candidates. Here in Marion County, the situation is the same in a couple of County Commission races, where the Republicans have races including incumbent Stan McClain and Mike Amsden. However, although there are no Democrats running, there are write-ins listed in each race, and therefore only Republicans can vote on Aug. 14 in these two races. I have mixed feelings about this situation. One part of me says that the state should not go against the will of the people, who clearly indicated that they wanted an open primary in this situation, write-in candidates notwithstanding. The idea was not to disenfranchise voters who had a legitimate right to make a decision electing local officials. Another part of me says, though, that if the opposing party, that would be Democrats around here and Republicans in MiamiDade, cant find someone to run against the other party, then its their fault. You cant tell me that with the booming population of Miami-Dade, there isnt one Republican willing to throw their hat in the ring and run for state attorney. I would, however, suggest that the Florida Legislature take this matter up next session, perhaps passing a law that would allow everyone to vote in a situation such as this. And if our legislators fail to act, then it would be up to the people to pass a new amendment, or perhaps an amendment to the amendment, that clarifies what the voters of Florida intended all along, that no voters should be disenfranchised. Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. He can be reached at 352-854-3986 or editor@westmarion-messenger.com. PUBLISHER : GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Citizen The opinions expressed in South Marion Citizen editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns. Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 854-3986. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via e-mail. Names and communities will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Not all contributions are printed. Letters longer than 550 words may be regarded as columns and printed on a space-available basis, and writers will be limited to one contribution per week. The deadline is one week prior to each Fridays issue. Send letters to: The South Marion Citizen Editor, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@smcitizen.com. W ork has started on State Road 200 at the spot where the new overpass, or if you prefer the new-fangled term flyover, will dump traffic into the six-lane highway. The overpass will connect 42nd Street Southwest, on the east side of Interstate 75, to SR 200. That same 42nd Street is currently the western end of the 31st Street extension, which somehow winds its way around southern Ocala to become 42nd Street, over by Trinity Catholic High School. Its the 17th Street bypass, you know, the bypass where the speed limit on the wideopen road is slower than the speed limit, for the most part, on the congested road its bypassing. So with all that traffic logic as a foundation, the new road is going to feed traffic that is traveling with little interruption along southern Ocala directly onto SR 200, where stop-and-go and waiting at traffic lights is a way of life, just a short distance west of the Interstate and its bottleneck traffic lights. Were not sure how this is going to help, especially for those coming from the east. Its just going to be another of those lights that plague folks heading out of town. If youre on 200, youre obviously going to have to have a longer stop at this intersection. The only way to prevent this is to have a long green light, meaning a long red light on the road coming from the bypass, meaning traffic will suddenly be backing up on that road. What a dilemma! Who gets the longer green light? It could be a blessing for those coming from the west. If a long, very long, turn lane is provided, making a right turn and going across the overpass to 27th Avenue, then having the choice of going in three directions, could be much faster than staying on SR 200 and fighting the Interstate and college-area traffic, with the myriad of lights and wild left turns. Anyhow, with the construction having started, its obvious that the end is in sight, although somewhat distant still. When it arrives and the new road is opened, well have to see if its beneficial. We hope it will be, but we still have our doubts. S UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Still not sure about road plans Judge refuses open primary plea Jim Flynn Columnist LETTERS TO THE EDITOR A Constitutional reason for a right to bear arms Jim Clark Editor READER OPINIONS INVITED S ome gun control advocates, such as the mayor of New York City, couldnt resist the opportunity presented by the Aurora, Colorado, theater massacre to lobby for public attention. Gun rights and gun control advocates spend millions of dollars annually advocating their positions. The Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms is well established. Limitations on control have been defined in numerous legal decisions. Nonetheless, occurrences such as Aurora and the 2011 Tucson, Arizona, assassination attempt on Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords motivate control advocates to try again for more restrictions. Even in Great Britain, which has stringent gun control and a very low rate of homicides, there is an occas ional outbreak of armed aggression and multiple victims. The problem there and the problem here are not about firearms. Theyre about lunacy. Because the Aurora Theatre shooter carried several guns to the scene of the crime, including at least one assault weapon, and had accumulated 6,000 rounds of ammunition, discussions are likely to focus on fire power, instead of on the shooter and how he accumulated his arsenal without being noticed. Background checking might be effective for identifying felons and people with gun-abuse histories, but its unlikely to identify current erratic behavior or dangerous thinking. We have a long-time fantasy centered around the conveniently ignored first clause of the Second Amendment to our Constitution: A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state Why arent gun owners required to attend citizens militia musters periodically. Second Amendment thumpers are captivated only by the second phrase the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. Because we have a standing army and National Guard units in every state, justification for a militia is considered obsolete. Where is that written? What the founders meant by a well-regulated militia was an armed citizenry, the importance of which they learned early in the American Revolution. Our new nation had to rely on citizen militias to confront the invading British army in the early battles. The founders saw local militias necessary not only to engage invading armies but also to resist tyrants. In his Commentaries on the Constitution, Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story noted that the right to keep and bear arms is a strong moral check against the arbitrary power of rulers. He said a disarmed population is powerless to resist or overthrow a tyrannical government. In the Federalist Papers, James Madison said great force can be brought to bear by an armed citizenry. He doubted that an armed militia of millions of citizens fighting for common liberties under self-appointed officers could ever be defeated by a tyrannical government. Those conflicted over gun control might consider citizen militias as way to uncover those who are unfit for gun ownership and collect their weapons before they can do harm. A less selective reading of the Second Amendment would seem to say that those who own firearms are automatically volunteer members of a citizen militia. See you at the muster next Saturday! Volunteer correspondents are being sought for Palm Cay, Pine Run, Spruce Creek North, Spruce Creek Preserve and other areas. Please call Jim Clark at 352-854-3986 for details. Editors Note: After today, no further letters will be published about issues or candidates on the Aug. 14 primary ballot.Try being fairOne thing this president has accomplished is the dividing of America into classes more than anytime in our history. It is embarrassing to hear fellow seniors condemning our capitalist system, declaring war on those among us who have made millions during their lifetime. I always thought that was the American dream, work hard, invest wisely and you can enjoy success levels that are unattainable in other countries throughout the world. I commend any and all who have accomplished this and am in no way jealous of their financial success. And yes, I believe Romney and everyone else who pays their taxes by the rules, and on time, pays enough, pays their fair share. When I file our taxes, I dont make up percentages, I just look at the income tax tables and pay the amount called for. Looking at the whole picture, since the top 10 percent pay close to 90 percent of the taxes, just how much do you think is enough? It is also the right of individuals to invest their own money anywhere they choose as long as its legal. Smart investors look for tax shelters and the best returns, there is nothing wrong with that. For those who have no understanding of economics or even our tax code, Romney pays taxes at the capital gains rate since all of his income comes from investments, none from taking salaries. His rate is not less than most of us pay because nearly 50 percent pay no income taxes at all and a large portion of those who pay nothing, somehow get large refunds. I do have a major problem with this form of welfare! Some have really learned how to milk the system. All have the right to question the many ways men avoided the draft, but if you want to single out conservatives, you might check to find just how many famous liberals did not serve in the military. In Romneys case, he became a missionary to France, and believe me, France needs missionaries as much as any country I can think of. That is a very honPLEASESEELETTERS PAGE9 BY ELOISE HOLLYFIELD ejh2025@gmail.com A good deed, travel opportunities, entertainment, and more constitute this weeks OTOW Happenings! Lions Club In addition to the many charities the OTOW Lions Club supports, members are always ready to lend a helping hand when an emergency arises, so club members were quick to answer the call to help Tropical Storm Debby victims. Members gathered clothing, food, and other nonperishable items, and Tuesday, July 24, Lions Estelle Clark, Ed Michelson, Carol DeYoung, and Steve Snowman transported these goods to a distribution center set up in Live Oak. Over 53 families, composed of approximately 350 people, were helped. As always, clubs members exemplified the Lions Club International motto, We Serve! Anyone interested in becoming part of this dynamic group should contact PDG Lion Estelle Clark at 352-861-7358 or at pdgestelle@yahoo.com. Master the PossibilitiesMaster the Possibilities Education Center (8415 S.W. 80th St.) will publish its Fall Catalog of Programs on Aug. 15, which will cover all offerings (about 300 programs!) for the months of September through December. A copy of the program can be picked up at the Center or Freedom. It will also be available online at masterthepossibilities.com. Registration begins online or by phone (352-854-3699) on Aug. 15. The number and variety of classes is indeed impressive. General interest, art, computer, health and wellness, film series and discussion groups are included and all are open to the public. With approximately 7,000 users, this lifelong learning center is a Lions Club helps victims of Tropical Storm Debby well-established part of the community. Why not discover for yourself why those who use this value resource consider it to be a great one, and a lot of fun, too! be a great resource. In addition to information available at masterthepossibilities.com, you may contact the Dan Dowd, the Director of Education, by e-mail at dan_dowd@otowfl.com. For information about On Top of the World Communities, visit http://www.OnTopoftheWorldCommuniti es.com Bowling LeagueHello, bowlers and future bowlers! July is nearly over, and September will quickly follow August, so its time to start thinking about bowling. Our Monday Bowling League will start up again on Sept. 10 at 3 p.m. at the Galaxy West Lanes, preceded by a short business meeting at 2:30 p.m. and about 10 minutes of practice. We are looking for bowlers to replace members who will not be bowling this year. Please note that we are a handicapped non-sanctioned fun league and have a wide variety of men and women bowlers averaging scores anywhere from 88 to 189. The only membership requirement our league has is that one must is be a resident of On Top of the World or Stone Creek. If you are at all interested in joining us, please let us know by calling Jerry Roney at 352-873-4327.On the Road Again Bob Woods wishes to inform readers that in the latest edition of the OTOW World News, he made a terrible mistake. He stated that his Washington, D.C. trip was to be Dec. 12, 2013, but the correct date of departure is Sept., 12, 2013. In regards to this trip, there are a total on eight seats remaining before he begins to create a stand-by list. There is no further news as of this date on the Montreal/Quebec trip, scheduled sometime in July 2013, but Bob says he should have information on prices and dates sometime in August and will inform readers as soon as this information is available. The cruise on the Royal Caribbeans Enchantment of the Seas, departing Port Canaveral of May 20, 2013, still has a few cabins of choice available. If you think you might want to go on this four-night, five-day trip to the Bahamas, call Bob. Flyers and the enrollment process for all of Bobs On the Road Again trips can be found on his website at bobwoodsontheroadagain.com or by giving him a call at 352-8540702. Entertainment GroupThe Entertainment Group, in conjunction with Sullivan Cadillac Buick GMC, opens its 11th Annual Show Series on Saturday, Sept. 29, at 7 p.m. At PHOTOS BY STEVEN SNOWMANBoth photos show recipients of aid load up supplies. PLEASESEEOTOW PAGE26 000C69Y Need a GREAT change in your life? The new putting green is just another reason to live at The Bridge at Ocala! Move to The Bridge where warmth, charm and gracious hospitality is a way of life. We have everything but YOU! Relax and make us your home now! AN ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY M i s s t h e g o l f c o u r s e ? Miss the golf course? C o m e t r y o u r n e w p u t t i n g g r e e n Come try our new putting green! 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!!! RSVP (352) 873-2036 2800 SW 41st St., Bldg. 200 Ocala, FL 34474 Are you looking for me? S TEPHANIE Cell 352-229-0248 854-1178 8820 SR 200, Suite B Next to Divine Providence Resale Tuesday, Thursday, Friday-5 Saturday-12 000C77U Im at The Cutting Edge 000C6GB National Cremation Society FREE Seminar 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 Financing Available Please, First-Time Attendees Only Floridas Oldest and Largest N ATIONAL C REMATION S OCIETY 352-728-0093 Please call for reservations Limited Seating Complimentary Breakfast will be provided Red Lobster 3393 S.W. College Road Fri., August 17 11:00 a.m. Oceans Buffet 3425 S.W. College Road Thur., August 16 11:00 a.m. Stone Creek Grill 9676 S.W. 62nd Loop Mon., August 20 9:00 a.m. Logans Roadhouse 2621 S.W. 19th Avenue Fri., August 24 11:00 a.m. Golden Corral 2111 S.W. College Road Wed., August 8 and 22 11:00 a.m. Oasis Restaurant 7651 SR 200 Circle Sq. Plaza Thur., August 9 9:30 a.m.

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Friday, August 3, 2012 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 20 ~ Friday, August 3, 2012 www.smcitizen.com orable ministry to take regardless of the country. I do agree that for our military to maintain its strength in the future, we must consider reinstating the draft. Lets look at some facts regarding Romneys business ventures, keeping in mind that he didnt do this with taxpayer money: First, Staples, selling office supplies, now has over 2,000 stores that employ over 90,000 people; Bain Capital was not a failure, it was becoming one, he came in, closed the nonproductive sectors, investing in the successful operations and made it a success (that is what successful businesses do); he had a part in Dominos, Sealy, Brookstone, Weather Channel, Burger King, Warner Music Group, Dollarama, Home Depot plus many others. The man knows business and what it takes to make it successful. He also did a great job with our Olympics. Its hard to figure how this equates to his making his millions while destroying the middle class. Another econ 101 fact, our upper income citizens are the ones who provide jobs for the rest of us, with most of us working for the small business. We dont need to increase their taxes. If you want to know what system destroys the middle class, its socialism. I encourage you to read the communist manifesto, it is scary. Socialism is the engagement period, communism is the marriage. Also consider that he has 28 years of unpaid service to his country, his community and his church. In addition, in 2011 Romney gave over $4 million to charity, including his church, almost 19 percent of his income. For the record, Obama, who believes in sharing other peoples money, gave 1 percent. One last thought, just how many jobs has Obama created? Just where did he serve our country? Where LETTERSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 did all of his money come from? What do we really know about his past? Romney and his family are an open book, shouldnt the same apply to Obama? As I said, play fair! Wayne Rackley Ocala Inaccurate ads against Senator NelsonHaving worked for the House of Representative during the 92nd Congress, its atrocious how some political advertising campaigns can be so false. Case in point against Senator Nelson. There is an ad circulating that Senator Nelson cast the deciding vote for President Obamas proposed health care plan. This is so utterly wrong. No senator can cast the deciding vote, only the vice president can do so. Since votes in the Senate and House are in alphabetical order either by state or name. Nelson or Florida fall in the middle. Now the Republicans will do anything to further their cause. Here we have a former captain in the army, astronaut, congressman, and now U.S. senator and the Republican establishment tells lies to try and bring him down. Oh yes, what has Rubio done of importance? Nothing! This in itself should tell you who the good guys are in Florida. If Im not mistaken, lies were the thing that got us into a war with Iraq by a Republican president named George W. Bush. Senator Nelson has been referred to by the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) as an ObamaClone, now does that mean Senator Rubio is a RomneyClone? Both are ridiculous. The NRSC is run by Kip Bond, former governor and senator from Missouri; he wasnt great then and hasnt improved over the years. The point being, you read all this negative advertising against a good man but you dont see any destructive ads against his opponents. Go get them, senator. Bill Ford Oak RunStop political mail, adsIve decided not to vote for anyone who mails me any more campaign material. Dont care if theyre Republican, Democrat, or whatever. Ditto the nonsense we must endure on TV, radio and the Internet. Its mostly not true anyhow: Mitt this, Barack that! Come on, give us a break! This stuff really gets annoying ... and, its the same thing over, and over again. At least Mitt Romney PLEASESEELETTERS PAGE10 O ur end of summer dance will be Saturday, Aug. 25, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at the Palm Grove with DJ Damian playing tunes from the 60s, 70s and 80s for Oak Run Baby Boomers and their guests. As an added summer treat, we will be serving spumoni. Come join us and try some of this scrumptious Italian ice cream. Ticket sales will be at the Orchid Club from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11, and Monday, Aug. 20. Cost is $5 for members and $7 for guests. Please remember to bring canned goods for a local food pantry. For additional information call Bill or Adele at 352-8544963. Friends of the LibraryOur mini book sale (which now also includes non-fiction books, DVDs, puzzles, etc.) will be held Saturday, Aug. 11, from 8 to 10 a.m. in the Orchid Club during the Donut Drop In. Support your library by joining Friends of the Library. Membership is only $3 which includes five meetings each year with speakers, entertainment, and refreshments. Our next meeting is Oct. 5 and our big Christmas meeting is Dec. 7. Renaissance WomenWe will be lunching at Olive Garden on Aug. 16. Call Norma at 352-854-191 if you would like to go. On Sept. 19 Valerie will be hosting a trip to the Hard Rock casino in Tampa. Call her at 352-873-1633 for more information. Oak Run TravelThe following day trips will be in our new brochure coming out in early October. Please keep in mind that some are not yet set in stone with contracts. These trips are only for Oak Run residents and their guests. Detailed information will be in the fall brochure with ticket sale dates announced soon. Sunday, Dec. 16, Sister Act, Tampa Bay Performing Arts, (Straz Theatre) Saturday, Jan. 12, UFC, Gainesville, You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up Wednesday, Jan. 16, Seminole Hard Rock Casino Sunday, Jan. 20, Wicked, Tampa Bay Performing Arts, (Straz Theatre) Friday, Jan. 25, Yrs of Broadway, Ruth Eckerd Hall Sunday, Jan. 27, to 5, Show Palace Dinner Theatre Royal Oaks Womens GolfOn Tuesday, July 24, we played Odd Holes. We did play all 18 holes, even and odd, but only the scores of the odd numbered holes counted! We used of our handicap to determine the net score. Many of our members are traveling and the number of players low, but a good time was had by everyone who played. The winners were: First Flight 1st place Pat Blackburn, 2nd place Sylvia Zappia; Second Flight 1st place Lynn Houghton, 2nd place Noreen Salo; Third Flight 1st place Beverly Lassiter, 2nd place Ilene Simnowitz. Judy Klein was Closest to the Pin. Royal Oaks Lady NinersOn July 26 we played Putt, Putt with full handicap. BJ Lassiter came in 1st., Sam Timmermeyer 2nd., and a three way tie for 3rd., Diana Schmidt, Rae Stover, and Elsa Berbig. Diana Schmidt had a chip in on #11 and Elsa Berbig had a chip in on #18. Cindy Kocher was closest to pin on #16. Royal Oaks Mens GolfJuly 27 was another hot day on the golf course, with the temperature reaching 90 degrees by 10:30 in the morning. That, coupled with a lack of any breeze, made for a hot time. However, 29 players braved the elements and played a points game. The winners with a score of 156 were Emmett Dowling, Bill Start, John Wargo, and Larry Soine. Second with a 149 were Mickey Klein, Sam Sample, Jan Flickinger, and Duke Slayton. Third with a 148 were John DeSalvo, Bill Ellin, Ray Hagerman, and Paul Colatruglio. Closest to the pin on the par threes were Ron Catapano, John DeSalvo, and John Wargo (2). A reminder for all the players, keep pace with the group ahead of you, and play ready golf so we dont spend any unnecessary time in the hot weather. Thanks. Send all items for this column to Carol Ann Wheeler at democratcarol@deccacable.com no later than the afternoon of the Friday before publication. Note there are no hyphens in the address. Do not leave messages on her answering machine regarding item for this column. Also, do not put articles or pictures in her cubby. If e-mail cannot be used, take the copy and/or pictures, with names of all people listed, to the Citizen office in Kingsland Plaza across from Pine Run. Baby Boomers schedule their end of summer dance O AK RUN C W Carol AnnWheeler 000A8NZ 000C6UX 000C70U CANADIAN MEDS 000C67Y 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 Dont Delay Avoid Waiting CALL TODAY Celebrate Our One Year Anniversary With Siemans Employee Pricing If you want to pay more for better hearing . 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Friday, August 3, 2012 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 10 ~ Friday, August 3, 2012 www.smcitizen.com proposes possible solutions to Americas problems, but President Obama seems not to have even heard about those problems. How much money is wasted on this junk, anyhow? The money should be put to a better use? Hey, heres a thought, how about donating the money to those who could really use it? Oh sure ... thatll happen!!! Well, unfortunately thats all part of the political game. The important thing is that we do vote ... vote for the person who will get America out of the mess its in now and back on the right track. Joe OHara Ocala Kindness still alive Kindness is still alive in this wonderful country of ours. We have seen it vividly demonstrated this past week, throughout the nation, as a response to the tragedy in Aurora, Colorado. Kindness is also demonstrated in many other ways just in our everyday activities. For example, On July 23, we went to our State Road 200s Cracker Barrel to have lunch. On the way into the restaurant, a gentleman came up to us and thanked us for flying two U.S. flags on our van. This resulted in a brief, agreeable chat regarding patriotism in the U.S. He was taken to one table and us, to another. Later on, when we asked for the bill for our lunch, our waitress told us, Oh, the gentleman who was sitting over there, paid your bill. It was the same gentleman who had commented on the flags on our van, but he had already left the restaurant, so we dont know who he is. But what we do know is that he is both patriotic and kind. Obviously, we appreciate what this stranger did for us, but perhaps, more importantly, he performed a random act of kindness with no expectation of applause, or even a Thank You. This true kindness and we do thank him and wish him many blessings. David and Nancy Groves Ocala LETTERSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 9 All dinners are open to the public in the dining hall: Saturday breakfast has been canceled until further notice. The Mens Auxiliary serves wing and shrimp baskets with coleslaw and fries on the first and third Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. A fish fry is held on the second and fourth Friday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. A taco buffet sponsored by the Mens Auxiliary will be served on Friday, Aug. 31 from 4 to 6 p.m. The buffet includes beef or chicken with hard or soft shells and all the trimmings. The donation is $6. V-Burgers have been canceled until September. Bingo is open to the public each Monday and Thursday with early bird specials starting at 11 a.m. Lunch is available. Members and guests :(non-members must be signed in by a Post 4781 member). Monday Night Bar Bingo is played in the canteen from 6 to 8 p.m. Food is available. Join us for Karaoke on Friday from 6 to 10 p.m. On Saturday enjoy the music of free juke box both day and night. Hall Rental: Rental includes a nonsmoking hall with catering and kitchen services available. The reasonable rates vary according to needs. For more information contact Bob at 904-716-0578. Please Note: Catering is now available for all events at Post 4781.The VFW is located at State Road 200 and Southwest 110th Street. Phone is 352-873-4781. Upcoming events at VFW Post 4781 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 352-873-7441 for more details. RELIGION Crossroads ChurchCrossroads Church will celebrate its five year homecoming on Aug. 5 at the 11 a.m. service and following the service. Events include water baptism, picnic and a water day for the youngest members and visitors. The celebration will led by Bishop Paul Woosley at 8070 S.W. 60th Ave. Christs Church of Marion CountySaturday, Aug. 4: Mens Prayer Group, 8 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 5: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Wedenesday, Aug. 8: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Friendship Fellowship Potluck Lunch following Worship Service. Wedenesday, Aug. 15: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Christs Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., off State Road 200, Ocala. Phone is 352-861-6182, website is www.ccomc.org.Friendship Baptist ChurchSunday services at Friendship Baptist Church begin with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., followed by morning worship at 10:45. The Sunday Evening Bible Study and the Youth Life groups meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday night Bible study and Teen Impact is at 7 p.m., There will be S.N.A.C. time after the evening service on Aug. 5; the theme is Summer Fruits. On Aug. 19, the Discipleship Program will start at 9 a.m. The pastor is Randall Brown and the youth pastor is C.J. Fouraker. Friendship Baptist Church is at 9510 S.W. 105th St., off State Road 200. Church office phone is 352-237-2640. Countryside Presbyterian Pastor Gary O. Marshall will celebrate communion at the 10:30 am worship service on Sunday, Aug. 5 at Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. The public is invited and for further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633. Congregation Beth Israel SchoolCongregation Beth Israel of Ocala announces open registration of its religious school, Congregation Beth Israel School of Jewish Education. The school currently meets once a week on Sunday mornings at various places in the community. The curriculum consists of Jewish life cycle and history, Hebrew, Bible, holidays and traditions as well as courses on Israel and pre-bar and bat mitzvah and confirmation classes. The school caters to the individual needs of the students and parent participation is encouraged. The staff consists of caring, experienced teachers. Suzanne Boetger is Educational Director. For further information and enrollment contact Suzanne at theboetgers@yahoo.com or Judi at 352More religion news, Page 22 000BZGM EXPIRES 8/10/12 WMM SMC Must have 4 players. Not valid with any other offer. All inclusive: 18 holes of golf & golf carts, hotdog lunch special. 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Neither do we. 7171 SW SR 200, Ocala, FL 352-237-3035 uccocala.org Dr. H.W. McSwain, Jr., Pastor 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 9330 SW 105th St., Ocala, FL 34481 854-9550 www.ocalawestumc.com 100th Ave. SW 105th St SW 110th St 484 Marion Oaks Library SW 103rd St Pine Run OTOW 80th Ave. 60th Ave. 49th Ave. Oak Run 200 484 A Place for You... Rev. Alan Jefferson No matter what your age is, no matter where You come from, no matter who you are, There is a place for you at Ocala West UMC Traditional Worship 8:00 & 11:00 A.M. Casual & Contemporary 9:30 A.M. Children & Youth Ministries 000B8V1 Wesleyan-Holiness Tradition OCALA WEST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE Teaching the Bible as Gods Word to produce Christ-followers! S undays: Sunday School . . . . . . 9:15 A.M. Morning Worship . . . . 10:30 A.M. Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:00 P.M. Childrens Bible Quizzing 6:00 P.M. Wednesday Evenings Adult Bible Study . . . . . 6:00 P.M. Pastor Curt Dowling 5884 SW 60th Ave. (Airport Rd.) Ocala, Fl 34477 (352) 861-0755 www.ocalawestnaz.org 000BT58 000bk1n 4800 SW 20th St Ocala, FL 34474 352-237-5611 www.bereanbaptist.net Berean Baptist Church Independent Fundamental Dr. Mike Patton Pastor Sunday Bible Study 9:45am Sunday Worship 10:45am & 6:00pm Wednesday Bible Study 7:00pm Assistive Listening System Nursery provided for all services 9524 S.W. 105th St., Ocala 237-2640 S unday Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship 10:45 a.m. Evening Worship 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study 7p.m. Youth Alive 7p.m. Randall Brown Pastor Friendship Baptist Church A Place of New Spiritual Beginnings 000BZHQ 11251 S.W. Highway 484 (1.3 Miles West of State Road 200) 352-465-7272 Sunday 9:00 A.M. Holy Eucharist Tuesday 9:00 A.M. Morning Prayer, Mass, and Healing Thursday 9:00 A.M. Morning Prayer, Mass, and Rosary Weekday Groups: Tues. & Thurs. Noon AA Tues. 6:30pm Cub Scout Pack 508 1st Sat 8am Fellowship Breakfast at IHOP E p i s c o p a l Episcopal C h u r c h Church o f t h e A d v e n t of the Advent 000BR65 adventepiscopal.net Our Redeemer Lutheran Church LC-MS 5200 S.W. State Road 200 1 3 / 4 Miles West of I-75 Worship Service 8:00 & 11:00 AM Bible Class & Sunday School 9:30 AM Pastor Joe Adams 237-2233 Sharing the Joy of Jesus Christ! 000BWEY Maranatha Baptist Church 347-5683 www.maranathabaptistc.org Sunday School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:30 A.M. Sunday Services . . . . . . . 10:45 A.M. & 6:00 P.M. Sunday AWANA (Aug.-May) . . . . . . . . . 6:00 P.M. Wednesday Prayer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:45 P.M. Pastor Bill Fortune 000BQ9N 75 484 484 Exit 341 MARION OAKS COURSE SW 49TH AVE. MARION OAKS PASS MARION OAKS TRAIL 200 484 PREACHING THE TRUTH IN LOVE 525 Marion Oaks Trail, Ocala Evangelical Lutheran Church joyocala@embarqmail.com Edward Holloway, Pastor 7045 SW 83rd Pl., Ocala (352) 854-4509 Nursery Provided 000B8W1 S u n d a y W o r s h i p 1 0 : 0 0 a m W e d n e s d a y E v e n i n g W o r s h i p 6 : 4 5 p m G e r m a n L a n g u a g e W o r s h i p 1 s t S u n d a y o f e a c h m o n t h 3 : 0 0 p m 000BQ59 8070 SW 60th Ave. Ocala, FL 34476 352-291-2080 SERVICES HOURS Sunday 9am, 11am, 6pm 1:30 Spanish Service Tuesday 7pm Spanish Service Wednesday Night 7pm Thursday Bible Study 6:30 to 7:30 Youth 7pm Friday 7pm Spanish Service Nursery available WE WELCOME ALL! Bishop Paul Woosley 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 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 0 0 0 B O E R Revs. Terry & Mary Beth Harper, Pastors See us on Facebook CHRISTIAN LIFE ASSEMBLY A Pentecostal Charismatic Church SERVICES Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Sunday Morning Service 10:45 a.m. Sunday Evening Service 6:00 p.m. 000BPYX Everyone is welcome Thomas Markham, Pastor 352-237-6950 9644 SW Hwy. 484, Near State Road 200 000B9FK 7768 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala (352) 237-4633 www.countrysideocala.org Welcome to Countryside Presbyterian Church (USA) Sunday Worship 10:30 am Pastor Gary O. Marshall Your Spiritual Home College Road Baptist Church 5010 SW College Road, Ocala, FL (352) 237-5741 Rev. John Downing, Pastor Rev. Jeff Rountree, Minister of Worship Rev. Rob Loy, Jr., Student Minister Jason Kaminski, Childrens Minister Trina Loy, Preschool Director Holding Forth the Word of Life...JESUS Sunday Worship Services 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00 am 9:30 & 11:00 Sunday School 000BLUK Wednesday 6:30 PM Children/Student Ministries 6:30 PM Mid-Week Bible Study www.collegeroad.org S OUTH M ARION C ITIZEN D IRECTORY A SK FOR M ICHEL N ORTHSEA AT 854-3986 The Reason to Believe... Worship Call to 711195

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Friday, August 3, 2012 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 18 ~ Friday, August 3, 2012 www.smcitizen.com I t was just another day and I was indulging a carefree moment of complaining about the weather. I cant believe its so hot today, I muttered. I thought I was talking to myself but obviously, I had an audience. Have you ever said or did something not realizing somebody was watching you? Every time I am in a restaurant eating, I endeavor to remember there is an audience and try my very best not to spill the soup on my lap. Although, I must admit that that kind of lap dance always gets a vigorous round of applause from the audience. Dont ask me how I know. I thought in my own special way of thinking that I was alone only to find out the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage was within earshot of my remarks. I must say she is rather remarkable. Those earshot moments are quite extensive. I will not go as far as to say that she can read my mind, although I think she can, but she seems to know what I am thinking even before I go through the effort and labor of thinking. I do not know why I even spend the energy thinking on my own. Even when I do think up a thought of my own and go so far as to express it I am always challenged. The challenge is, do not think that way. The challenger is my wife. Life would be so much easier, not to mention less stressful, if I just would quit thinking my own thoughts. It is when I am thinking my own thoughts that I get into trouble. Life would be so much easier if I allowed someone else to think my thoughts for me. After all, isnt that why men get married? Why women get married still baffles me. Getting back to my moment of complaining. I cant believe, I muttered, its so hot today. To which, my wife said, Dont you know its summer? And dont you know that its supposed to be hot during the summer? I did know that but it did not make the heat any more bearable. Then she said something that rather confused me. I have been confused before. Confusion is a familiar territory to me. But this confusion was different. If, my wife said rather sternly, you cant stand the heat get out of the kitchen. What the kitchen had to do with it being hot outside is way beyond my pay scale. There was a brief moment when I almost threw caution to the wind and asked my wife what she meant by that comment. Boy, am I glad I didnt. I make it a practice to stay as far away from the kitchen as possible, especially when my wife is present. There is something about a kitchen that makes me rather nervous to the point of dropping her favorite cup and having it break all over the floor. I stay out of the kitchen heat or no heat. If I remember correctly, my wife said as she stared at me rather intently, a few months ago you were complaining about how cold it was. She was right. It was not but a few months ago, I was complaining that it was so cold outside that I just could not bear it. Youre going to have to make up your mind. That was a serious admonition from her. For her to tell me to make up my mind sends some very contradictory messages to me. After all, she is forever making up my mind for me. She seems to know exactly what I want at the restaurant and before I can get a word in edgewise or otherwise, she has ordered for me. Im not complaining. She knows exactly what I want. Either, she continued, its too hot or its too cold. Now make up your mind. I smiled demurely in her direction and nodded in the affirmative. Not wanting to further the conversation I whispered very gently, Yes, dear. It concluded our tte--tte. Later on in the evening, we were watching television. It was the local news and special report of the day had to do with the record heat wave across our country. Its been a long time, the weatherman said, since weve seen temperatures this high. Boy, is it hot out there. I glanced in her direction as covertly as possible and noticed she was staring at me, just daring me to say something. There is a time to say something and then sometimes something should not be said at all. I concealed my infectious grin as much as possible knowing that someone was watching me. Under my breath I whispered, I cant believe its so hot today. After all, it is summer and it is supposed to be hot. I just believe that everybody has the right to complain about the weather. I also believe that some people have the right not to hear me complain about the weather. It is a well-noted mark of wisdom to know when to speak and when not to speak. Solomon in the Old Testament had it right when he said, Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding (Proverbs 17:28 KJV). So, this is summer, but you did not hear it from me. Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. So this is summer, is it? O UT TO PASTOR J S Rev. James L. Snyder Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala welcomes new rabbiAre you searching for a spiritual home this High Holiday season? Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala warmly invites the community to meet and greet its new spiritual leader, Rabbi Karen Allen on Friday, Aug. 24, at 8 p.m. at the Collins Center, 9401 State Road 200, Suite 303, Building 300 in Ocala. Rabbi Allen will be conducting Shabbat evening services with her unique blend of music, congregational participation and discussion. She brings to this Reconstructionist congregation a wealth of experience in the world of music, drama and Jewish learning. Her goal is to make Judaism relevant and meaningful to each Jewish person in todays world. There will be an Oneg after the service and prospective members are encouraged to attend. For further information, contact Judi at 352-237-8277, email bethisraelocala@embarqmail.com or visit our website, bethisraelocala.org. Beth Israel Ocala is an affiliate of the Jewish Reconstructionist Movement. It is a liberal, progressive and inclusive congregation. Homeschool help availableAre you a Marion County Homeschooler looking to make more friends for trips, projects, outings and play dates? Are you thinking about homeschooling and would like a place to ask questions, get advice or voice concerns? Be sure to check out an inclusive, everyone is welcome group that is very active and always looking to make new friends. Come check us out! http://ocalahomeschooling.com or call: 352-508-7465. Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com 0 0 0 C 6 A X Political ad paid for by Ken Maria and multiple concerned citizens of Marion County. 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Most Jews and others are aware of the ninth of the Jewish month of Av as a national day of mourning for disasters that have befallen the Jewish people, namely the destruction of the two Jerusalem temples and the expulsion of the Jews from Spain. Not many are aware that just a few days later, comes a holiday devoted to love, romance, courting and finding a life partner. The fifteenth day of Av fulfills that function and its resurgence in modern times has added new meaning to the role of love in Judaism. The holiday this year is observed on Aug. 3. Tu BAv, tu meaning fifteen, is a post-Biblical holiday like Chanukah and Purim. It was started by the rabbis during the time of the Talmud, about 1500 years ago. It always occurs on the full moon, as the Jewish calendar is a lunar one. There is also the connection with the moon as a symbol of fertility, love and romance, which was common to ancient cultures. On this special day in ancient Israel, the young maidens would come forth dressed in white dresses and dance in the vineyards, hoping to attract the attention of the eligible young men. The white dresses, a symbol of purity, was a way for the men to look beyond the material things the women may possess and to be concerned with their spiritual and inner beauty. It was the conduit for all the daughters of Israel to have an equal chance for marriage In light of todays highly materialistic society with TV and Hollywood blasting out its messages of sexuality, this seems a far more gentler way of choosing a mate and it was a great way to celebrate the end of the grape harvest. According to the Talmud, the holiday has several events associated with the date. On this day, all the tribes were allowed to intermarry. During the time of the desert wandering, this was not allowed because there was concern that proper land inheritance would be lost. The day became a favorite for weddings. Jews were allowed to bury the followers of Bar Kochba who led a revolt against the Romans. The last stronghold, Betar, was conquered by the Romans. It marked the end of Jewish resistance against the Romans. The day also marked the end of the Exodus generation who wandered the desert for 40 years. Only those not born a slave were to enter the Promised Land. In ancient days, the brides-to-be of Shilo, in northern Israel, danced in the vineyards. Today, many Israelis go to the ancient first capital of Israel to watch modern dancers in the Jewish community dance while serenaded by song. Thus a beautiful tradition is kept alive in the Jewish State. Tu BAv is a popular date for weddings. In Israel, dance festivals and musical concerts are held to commemorate the day. Although it is treated as a regular workday, as in our American holiday of Valentines Day, it is customary to send flowers, small gifts and cards to loved ones. In our world today filled with so much violence and unrest, it is pleasant to reflect on a holiday, which celebrates just the opposite, that is, one that elevates love and affection. Friday, August 3, 2012 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 12 ~ Friday, August 3, 2012 www.smcitizen.com ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A strong social whirl brings a new round of good times to fun-loving Rams and Ewes. Cupid also is busy aiming arrows at single Lambs hoping for a heart-to-heart encounter. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) A romantic incident could take a more serious turn if the Divine Bovine considers meeting Cupids challenge. Meanwhile, a professional opportunity is also about to turn up. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A bit of hardheaded realism could be just what the Twins need at this emotionally challenged time. Face the facts as they are, not as you want them to be. Good luck. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Many opportunities open up. But you need to be aware of their actual pros and cons. Check them all out and make your choice from those that offer more of what you seek. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) A more stable situation begins, allowing you to feel more secure about making important decisions. Meanwhile, be sure to meet your project deadline so you can move on to other things. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Congratulations. A new personal relationship thrives as you learn how to make room in your busy life for this wonderfully warm and exciting emotional experience. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) A new contact opens some doors. Thats the good news. But theres a caution involved: Be sure you protect your rights to your work before showing it to anyone. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) A former colleague might seek to resume a working partnership. Ask yourself if you need it. If yes, get more information. If no, respectfully decline the request. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Good times dominate your aspect. So why not have a party to celebrate a loved ones success? 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M ore than 220 residents braved the rain and came out with their friends and neighbors to Summer Fest on Monday, July 23. A great evening of delicious food; fantastic entertainment and fun fellowship was had by all who crowded into the ball room; the patio area and the picnic tables. The drizzle didnt keep many away from this record setting event for attendance. Everyone enjoyed shaved roast beef sandwiches with all the trimmings; iced tea and lemonade to drink and a Klondike Bar for dessert. Compliments abounded to the kitchen staff for the tasty food and quick service. Rich Becotte played the music that set the tone for the evening with such songs as Boot Scootin Boogie; Red Solo Cup and many more favorite tunes. While a lot of the attendees danced, others chatted and enjoyed the company of friends with the music playing gently in the background. Mario Zacco was there to do the drawings for the fifty/fifty and the gift certificate to Outback Steak House. He also received the applause and appreciation of the residents for his generosity in sponsoring the 100 Days of Summer events. Of course any occasion this big requires a team effort and the volunteers should be justly proud of their accomplishments. Those who helped out were, Dick Francis; Marty Duesel; Dave and Joan Siegel; Bill Brotherhood; Peggy Konar; Gene Wachsmuth; Monica Becotte; Nancy Archer; Rich Becotte; Jay and Fred OHern. Much support came from Fred, Doug and Geri of Cherrywood Management and last but not least, we thank the ice cream ladies, Genevieve Downs; Marguerite Fiorenza and Marion OHern. Everyone did a magnificent job is putting this event together and we are looking forward to yet another successful Summer Fest later this month. Election DayAugust 14 is primary election day here in Marion County. Because our clubhouse great room is a polling place, the following activities will not take place; Ping Pong; Exercise Class or Mah Jongg. All other scheduled activities that regularly occur in the clubhouse will convene as usual. Elections are vitally important to our nation; state and community so your participation is encouraged. Volunteers will be on hand to assist you and to answer your questions. Please make every effort to get out and take advantage of this all important right. Norm Pellerin 9-Ball TournamentA weekend of fun is scheduled for all of our pool players. On Aug. 20 and 21, Cherrywood will hold its annual Norm Pellerin 9-Ball Tournament. Good competition and good times fit this event like chalk fits a cue stick as the players vie for prizes and bragging rights. Players can sign up in the poolroom of the clubhouse. We are looking for about 30 or more players at all levels of playing ability to compete. The cut off date for signing up is Aug. 15 so hurry on down to the clubhouse and get your name on the list. Also on the 15th there will be a short meeting to announce the first round players; present the rules and outline the procedures that will be followed by the participants. On the 17th a complete schedule will be posted so you will know game times for your rounds. This is always an exciting and interesting event so get to the poolroom and sign up and then start practicing for this fun match up. Ladies Travel BilliardsLadies, here is a chance for you to enjoy the pleasure of pool with like minded friends and neighbors in an atmosphere of cordial competition. Our 2012-2013 Ladies Traveling Pool Team schedule is now on the bulletin board of the pool room. The addition of teams has caused the schedule to be enhanced so we need more players. Team Captain, Ruth Hurley has invited anyone interested in playing or learning how to play to get in touch with her. She promises a no pressure atmosphere for beginners; advanced players; or anyone in between. Just give her a call at 873-7208 for details on how to get involved in this light hearted sport. If youd like to come out and see how much fun pool can be, try coming to the poolroom on Wednesdays between 1 and 3 in the afternoon. Its co-ed time where the men and women relax in an easy going social pool gathering to get tips; give tips and kibitz with one another. Newcomers are encouraged; youll have fun plus youll get to know your neighbors. Memorial Committee The newly formed Veterans Memorial Committee hosted its first Reception Support function on July 21 for the family of Grant Smith. In attendance were Grants wife Ginger; son Tom and daughter Sue with her husband Lance. Our committee members, Eve Houghtaling, Ruth Hurley, Arleen Mayberry and Sandra Brotherhood, provided decorations; assistance with food service; beverages and clean up. The Veterans Club presented Ginger with a rose and a salute for her fallen husband as well as ensuring that his name was added to the memorial plaque in the clubhouse. The committee stands ready to support all families of Veterans Club Members who pass away. We are grateful to these ladies for their work and invite anyone else who would like to join them to sign up for this worthwhile committee. Cherrywood TravelsHow about a Biloxi get away for just $159 per person? On Aug. 19 through the 22nd Natalie is hosting this trip to the Hard Rock Caf and the Palace Casino. The price includes deluxe motor coach; three nights accommodations; $25 slot play and $22 in food coupons. Make your reservations with Natalie at 352-854-4561 and dont miss out on this exciting and fun tilled trip. Our own Nancy Archer is gathering a group to head for the Victory Casino Cruise scheduled for September 12. This bargain trip is only $41 and includes the round trip bus fare; boarding fees; buffet luncheon; on board entertainment and $20 free play on your Victory Casino Club Card. Traditionally this trip sells out quickly and at this price its no wonder. Contact Nancy at 352-861-1432 for booking information. On Aug. 11, the Alhambra Dinner Theater will feature a step back in time with a tribute to the late, great Hank Williams. Bus fare is included from Cherrywood and a lunch buffet will be served prior to the matinee show. August 22, the Winter Park Playhouse is the place to see the production of Nunsense. Laura Kane escorts everyone to this hilarious musical including a luncheon at the Cheesecake Factory. August 29 there will be a mystery day trip. Whats going on? Thats the mystery. Contact Nancy for more information on this exciting days activity. Theres always fun when it comes to travel at Cherrywood. Accordion ClubWednesday, July 25, the Ocala Accordion Club metFriday, August 3, 2012 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 16 ~ Friday, August 3, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Huge Summer Fest crowd enjoys a great evening C HERRYWOOD ESTATES J E John Everlove Memorial Committee members Sandra Brotherhood, Arleen Mayberry, Eve Houghtaling, Ruth Hurley. SEE CHERRYWOOD PAGE14 O n Aug. 21, after the Tuesday morning social, our speaker will be Paul McConnell, a representative from Physicians United Plan (PUP). He will be speaking to us on the ways to save money on prescription medications. If you think youre spending a lot of money on prescriptions, youre probably right. According to information on WebMD, in 2008, American patients and insurance companies spent more than $234 billion on prescriptions, up from $40 million in 1990. In 2020, annual spending on prescription drugs is expected to top $512 billion. And a recent AARP survey stated that the cost of many leading brand-name medicines went up by nearly double digits last year. If youre interested in finding out how you can save on your prescription medications, join us in the Lifestyle Center on Tuesday, Aug. 21, after the social. You will get the four tips to help you save money, as well as an explanation of the Medicare donut hole/coverage gap. Sunshine variety showPlans are under way for Sunshines fundraising variety show/dinner, Tropical Escape. Weve had a great response by residents with a variety of talents who signed up to perform, said Janice Wood, event chairperson. Our theme is tropical escape, so you can expect beautiful decorations and a menu to match. The assistant chairperson of the event is Lois Norris, and Leta Simmons heads the decoration committee with assistant Merry Anne Krell. A lot of thought and hard work goes into these fundraising events, so set aside Saturday, Sept. 22, and be sure to support Sunshine by attending this event. Tickets are $10 each and will go on sale Aug. 21 at the Tuesday Social. Our Sunshine Committee is composed of Save on prescriptions will be topic at Tuesday social M ARION LANDING D B Diane Bress Marion Landing residents Pat Kennison, left, and Lorraine Moran, center, donate blood on the Big Red Bus on July 18. They are shown with Chalandra, right, from Floridas Blood Center. PHOTOS BY DIANE BRESS Resident Pat Wurst, left, coordinates the bi-monthly blood drive for Marion Landing and stresses the importance of having a sufficient supply of blood on hand to help the people of Marion County. Assisting Pat with check-in is Mary Dwyer, one of the many Blood Drive volunteers. 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as usual, at our Cherrywood Community Center. The parking lot held numerous cars, and approaching the building, the sweet yet sorrowful sound of Danny Boy could be heard through the walls. Inside, fifty or so people couples and singles were happily enjoying their drinks and munchies and especially the music which prompted some to dance. Cherrywood resident Bob Mace played and sung some solos and enticed the audience to sing along to Charlie Brown. Carol and Dan Hogan likened the evening to a wedding reception without the bride and groom, while Ann Bardack said she and husband Bruce come every month to enjoy the music and camaraderie. T.T. brought her visiting daughter and granddaughters and said she always comes with her friend Pia for the uplifting, good times. If you havent yet experienced the Ocala Accordion Club, come out on the fourth Wednesday each month and dance to the music or just visit with your friends; Cherrywood is indeed fortunate to have this group meet in our community. Contact Cherrywood resident Dick Richards at 352-854-6236 for further information. CERT Meeting Aug. 15Many years ago I was told by an older gentleman that, its hard to sell bad news. Of course he was right, but in this case, Im selling good news to hopefully prevent bad news. On Aug. 15, our CERT team will be showing the movie entitled, Your Survival. This movie is narrated by Dr. Arnett who is an expert on hurricanes; flooding and natural disasters of all sorts. He has appeared on several TV networks including PBS. We all have become complacent in recent years because weve escaped any major events on the weather front but just a couple of weeks ago, a storm knocked out power to Cherrywood. While the outage lasted less than an hour, we can imagine what it would be like if that were a two or three day or even longer event. Unfortunately we in Marion County are not immune from the possible problems that face all Floridians. Learning how to deal effectively in emergencies can at least, cut down on the inconveniences that accompany these storms and at best; can save our lives. Our CERT team is encouraging everyone, especially those new to Florida or to Cherrywood, to attend the showing of this film. Refreshments will be served so you dont have to miss out on your morning coffee and snack. Please come and sit in the relaxed atmosphere of the clubhouse; learn some vitally important steps you can take now to insure your safety and where to find support if disaster occurs. The meeting starts promptly at 8:30 a.m. and no tickets are required. Also, if you are interested in joining the CERT team, this would an excellent opportunity to find out what you need to do. The Cherrywood Emergency Response Team is here for you and I sincerely hope that Ive been able to sell you on attending this important meeting. Reminder Many of us take the month of August off to catch up with family and friends; to relax a bit and to prepare for more activities in this very active community. For that reason, the following events will not be held in August: Shutterbugs Camera Club; Trivia; Movie Night Veterans Club; Garden Club and Bocce Ball on Aug. 18 and 25. These events will resume in September so keep an eye on your Cherrywood Chirp Magazine and this column for dates and times. Country Under the SunOn Aug. 18 from 5 until 9 p.m. Kenny Jackson will again be here for a night of fun and entertainment. After the record showing for last months event, you want to be sure and get your tickets early because we want another full house. The evening begins with a dinner of pulled pork sandwiches and all the trimmings. Iced tea and lemonade are served (artificially sweetened) or you can bring your own beverage of choice. After a delicious meal, Kenny Jackson, always a favorite of Cherrywood residents, will begin playing the music that gets the toes tapping and the bodies in motion to dance the night away. With a countryFriday, August 3, 2012 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 14 ~ Friday, August 3, 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 CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 13 Bruce and Ann Bardack dance to the Accordion Club music. SEE CHERRYWOOD PAGE15 and western theme, feel free to wear your favorite cowboy hat and come on out for a great night of fun and laughter. Part of the 100 Days of Summer Celebration, this event is free to all residents thanks to Chris and the Cherrywood Management, but you must have a ticket to attend. See Geri for your tickets and if you have guests staying with you, see Geri to register them. Guest tickets are $12 per person for those over 18 years of age. Come on out for a good old fashioned country loving dinner and dance. Spotlight on Excellence: Each week we feature a resident or person of prominence in our community who has an interesting past; a promising future or who has made a significant contribution to the quality of life here at Cherrywood. This week we feature an individual who though seldom recognized or acknowledged, makes a real difference to our active community life style here in Cherrywood. I am of course speaking about our senior maintenance man, Fred Potter. Fred has been at Cherrywood for approximately seven months. He brings with him a wide array of expertise and experience. Ever since high school and before, he has been working in the construction trades doing everything from foundation work to dry wall installation; plumbing to new roofs. The middle child of five children, Fred was raised by a single mom who needed help supporting her family. At an early age he learned the meaning of hard work and the value of a dollar as he helped out his siblings. His efforts paid off as his family was able to stay together and even today, stay as a close knit group. Fred is no stranger to tragedy or hard times. Unfortunately, two of his siblings have passed away. Freds brother Brian was killed in a boating accident a few years ago. Prior to that, his sister Diane passed away. In spite of these and other horrific incidents, he manages to keep a broad and ready smile and an optimistic outlook on life. Prior to the housing bust, Fred was a subcontractor. When property values plunged and new building all but came to a halt, he was forced to relinquish his company and seek employment elsewhere. For a few years he found work putting up dry wall but then, thankfully for Cherrywood, he found employment here. Since coming here, he has carved out a niche for himself in our community. Fred lives in Dunnellon with his wife Marsha, and their two children, Christopher and Tonya. They moved there from New Port Richey to be close to his brother and other family members. A smile flickers across Freds face when he speaks of his wife and children. There are many tasks that Fred is responsible for her at Cherrywood. Just the lawn and shrubs alone would be a full time job as he keeps close tabs on the common ground. This is not his only assignment however. He also maintains the sparkling clean pool that cools residents on hot summer days and nights and that hosts the water aerobics classes through the week. Keeping a large clubhouse such as ours clean and ready for almost constant use is no small job but Fred manages make it a building that is not only functional but is a source of pride for all the residents. When real estate people show Cherrywood to their clients, one of the places they visit is the clubhouse. With its bright floors, clean rooms and well arranged tables and chairs, potential buyers are truly impressed. In addition to these jobs, Fred also keeps up the bocce ball and basketball courts; the horseshoe pits; shuffleboard surfaces and tennis courts. As if that were not enough, the picnic area is also one of Freds responsibilities. When there are functions at the clubhouse, and those are almost every day, Fred works closely with the committee chair persons or the person directing the event to make sure that everything is ready. Then there are the constant maintenance issues that arise and Fred is always there to change a light bulb; mop up a spill or arrange chairs. When asked what he liked best about Cherrywood Fred quickly replied, The people. Ever since my first day theyve made me feel welcome. Im very grateful for that. As residents, lets show Fred our gratitude to him for his commitment and excellent work. When you see him out working, dont be afraid to introduce yourself and say Thank you. From your ReporterThanks to Jim and Eve for covering the Accordion Club function for me. I took a few days off to go out of town so I sincerely appreciate their help. As always, if you have any ideas of suggestions for items that you would like to see covered in this column, you are encouraged to let me know at urperssec@yahoo.com Your opinions are important. CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 14 Fred Potter 000C61C W h a t s F o r Whats For L U N C H ? LUNCH? O u r M o n d a y T h r u F r i d a y D a i l y L u n c h S p e c i a l s Our Monday Thru Friday Daily Lunch Specials A r e F r e s h l y P r e p a r e d E v e r y D a y Are Freshly Prepared Every Day Enjoy a lunch-sized portion of some of our favorite meals. Served from 11AM 4PM 3801 S.W. College Road, Ocala (352) 854-7870 Store Hours: Sunday-Thursday 6am-10pm, Friday & Saturday 6am-11pm CBOCS General Partnership I n t r o d u c i n g C o u n t r y H o u s e S a l a d P l u s C h o i c e o f B a k e d P o t a t o o r S o u p Introducing Country House Salad Plus Choice of Baked Potato or Soup Served Monday thru Friday from 11AM 2PM. Our fresh green mix with grilled chicken tenderloin, hick ory smoked bacon pieces, wedges of vine-ripened tomatoes, red onion, shredded Colby cheese and our own sourdough croutons served with your choice of a Baked Potato with butter and sour cream or a cup of soup. Wednesday CHICKEN POT PIE Freshly baked, loaded with chunks of chicken breast and topped with a golden flaky crust Thursday TURKEY N DRESSING Tender, oven roasted turkey breast served with savory dressing and choice of one vegetable Monday BAKED CHICKEN N DRESSING A tender, juicy chicken breast served with savory dressing and choice of one vegetable Tuesday MEATLOAF AND MASHED POTATOES A slice of homestyle meatloaf, mashed potatoes and choice of one vegetable $ 5 99 JUST ARRIVED HOLIDA Y DECORA TIONS 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 Emails: franks@remax.net eileens@remax.net WE NEED HOMES TO SELL! Our Inventory is Low Call today for a FREE Market Analysis 4701 SW College Rd. (Hwy. 200) #103, Ocala, FL 34474 000C7U3 $299,900 R376614A MINI-FARM Spacious and remodeled open floor plan including 2500 sq. ft. of Italian tile, new driveway, hurricane windows, new doors thru-out, new kitchen, newly painted, new base boards and woodwork. Living and family rooms each have fireplaces. Inground caged pool installed in 2005. Property has shed/barn 36x60 (2160 sq. ft.) with 2 stalls, 2 paddocks and large pasture. New drain field 2011, and new roof 2004. Can be converted to commercial use. Bus: (352) 484-0167 Fax: 1-888-418-6896 Cell: (352) 266-5555 Frank Cell: (352) 266-5562 Eileen A L L S T A R S R E A L T Y Frank and Eileen Spinosa REALTORS $289,900 R374143A FABULOUS POOL HOME Private backyard setting, low maintenance fresh salt water pool. Solar heated and enclosed cage. This home features many upgrades including 48 kitchen cabinets, stainless steel appliances, ceiling fans, beautiful hardwood floors in all 3 bedrooms, tile in all other areas. Zoysia lawn, driveway pavers and golf cart garage. Enjoy all amenities that Stone Creek offers including 18-hole championship golf course, clubhouse activities and fitness facility. John M. Boyett, Jr. Financial Advisor Free Investment Reviews 352-237-2008 800-757-3129 8441 SW Hwy. 200, Ste. 119 Ocala Fl 34481 www.edwardjones.com Member SIP C 000BWKJ 5185 A W. Dunnellon Rd., Dunnellon (352) 489-8040 TERMITE & PEST CONTROL STAR T E R M I T E S ? T E R M I T E S ? TERMITES? Get a fast, honest answer Scheduling done within 24 hours Reasonable prices without high pressure sales 000C6HW Ask about our affordable lawn spray 000C6YZ 6933 SW 179 Ave. Rd. 15 miles West of I-75 on SR 40 in Dunnellon (352) 522-0309 www.juliettefalls.com Tee Times Can Be Made 7 Days In Advance AERIFICATION SPECIAL AERIFICATION SPECIAL C A R T F E E O N L Y C A R T F E E O N L Y CART FEE ONLY AUGUST 9 16 Golf course will be closed August 6-8 YOU TRIED THE REST NOW TRY THE BEST! Former 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 DEBIT CARDS Catering Available 7947 Highway 40 West 237-1250 N.W. 80th Ave N.W. 60th Ave Highway 40 W Highway 27 N Breakfast Served 6am 4pm Mon.-Sat. 7am 3pm Sun. S LOW ROASTED P RIME R IB FOR T WO 2 10oz. Cuts 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 M ON .-S UN 11-C LOSE Expires 8/25/12 NEW Crossroads Crossroads Country Kitchen Country Kitchen You love it on Friday, so we added Tuesday 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 11100 SW 93 Ct. Rd. Suite 12, Ocala, FL Mon-Thur 11am-10pm Fri & Sat 11am-11pm Sunday 11am-9pm 402-0003 Buy 1 Meal Get 1 at 1 / 2 OFF Equal or Lesser Value With purchase of 2 drinks With coupon Exp. 9/7/12 000C79L Famous Recipe Chicken 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 000C70W Limit 2 Exp. 8/17/12 2 JUMBO BREAST STRIPS 1 SIDE & BISCUIT 3 PC. OVEN ROASTED BREAST, THIGH, LEG OR BREAST, THIGH, WING Two-Can-Dine 5 pc. Chicken, 2 Regular Sides & 2 Biscuits $ 8 99 2 PC. THIGH & LEG 2 SIDES & BISCUIT Limit 2 Exp. 8/17/12 $ 3 99 Limit 2 Exp. 8/17/12 $ 4 49 mixed chicken (white and dark) 1 SIDE Limit 2 Exp. 8/17/12 000C79H 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 SATURDAY TUESDAY ONE LARGE ONE LARGE CHEESE PIZZA CHEESE PIZZA $6.99 $6.99 With purchase of beverage. Exp. 8/10/12 MONDAY BUY 1 ENTREE BUY 1 ENTREE GET 2ND 1/2 PRICE GET 2ND 1/2 PRICE 2 Beverage purchase required Excluding specials. Exp. 8/10/12 TWO DINNERS FOR $20.00 TWO DINNERS FOR $20.00 Choice of: Veal Parm, Lasagna, Chicken Parm, Eggplant Parm, Shrimp Scampi. With Soup or Salad & 1 Dessert (Zeppolis or Cheesecake) w/Purchase of Beverage. Expires 8/10/12 Whole Wheat Pasta Available 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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as usual, at our Cherrywood Community Center. The parking lot held numerous cars, and approaching the building, the sweet yet sorrowful sound of Danny Boy could be heard through the walls. Inside, fifty or so people couples and singles were happily enjoying their drinks and munchies and especially the music which prompted some to dance. Cherrywood resident Bob Mace played and sung some solos and enticed the audience to sing along to Charlie Brown. Carol and Dan Hogan likened the evening to a wedding reception without the bride and groom, while Ann Bardack said she and husband Bruce come every month to enjoy the music and camaraderie. T.T. brought her visiting daughter and granddaughters and said she always comes with her friend Pia for the uplifting, good times. If you havent yet experienced the Ocala Accordion Club, come out on the fourth Wednesday each month and dance to the music or just visit with your friends; Cherrywood is indeed fortunate to have this group meet in our community. Contact Cherrywood resident Dick Richards at 352-854-6236 for further information. CERT Meeting Aug. 15Many years ago I was told by an older gentleman that, its hard to sell bad news. Of course he was right, but in this case, Im selling good news to hopefully prevent bad news. On Aug. 15, our CERT team will be showing the movie entitled, Your Survival. This movie is narrated by Dr. Arnett who is an expert on hurricanes; flooding and natural disasters of all sorts. He has appeared on several TV networks including PBS. We all have become complacent in recent years because weve escaped any major events on the weather front but just a couple of weeks ago, a storm knocked out power to Cherrywood. While the outage lasted less than an hour, we can imagine what it would be like if that were a two or three day or even longer event. Unfortunately we in Marion County are not immune from the possible problems that face all Floridians. Learning how to deal effectively in emergencies can at least, cut down on the inconveniences that accompany these storms and at best; can save our lives. Our CERT team is encouraging everyone, especially those new to Florida or to Cherrywood, to attend the showing of this film. Refreshments will be served so you dont have to miss out on your morning coffee and snack. Please come and sit in the relaxed atmosphere of the clubhouse; learn some vitally important steps you can take now to insure your safety and where to find support if disaster occurs. The meeting starts promptly at 8:30 a.m. and no tickets are required. Also, if you are interested in joining the CERT team, this would an excellent opportunity to find out what you need to do. The Cherrywood Emergency Response Team is here for you and I sincerely hope that Ive been able to sell you on attending this important meeting. Reminder Many of us take the month of August off to catch up with family and friends; to relax a bit and to prepare for more activities in this very active community. For that reason, the following events will not be held in August: Shutterbugs Camera Club; Trivia; Movie Night Veterans Club; Garden Club and Bocce Ball on Aug. 18 and 25. These events will resume in September so keep an eye on your Cherrywood Chirp Magazine and this column for dates and times. Country Under the SunOn Aug. 18 from 5 until 9 p.m. Kenny Jackson will again be here for a night of fun and entertainment. After the record showing for last months event, you want to be sure and get your tickets early because we want another full house. The evening begins with a dinner of pulled pork sandwiches and all the trimmings. Iced tea and lemonade are served (artificially sweetened) or you can bring your own beverage of choice. After a delicious meal, Kenny Jackson, always a favorite of Cherrywood residents, will begin playing the music that gets the toes tapping and the bodies in motion to dance the night away. With a countryFriday, August 3, 2012 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 14 ~ Friday, August 3, 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 CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 13 Bruce and Ann Bardack dance to the Accordion Club music. SEE CHERRYWOOD PAGE15 and western theme, feel free to wear your favorite cowboy hat and come on out for a great night of fun and laughter. Part of the 100 Days of Summer Celebration, this event is free to all residents thanks to Chris and the Cherrywood Management, but you must have a ticket to attend. See Geri for your tickets and if you have guests staying with you, see Geri to register them. Guest tickets are $12 per person for those over 18 years of age. Come on out for a good old fashioned country loving dinner and dance. Spotlight on Excellence: Each week we feature a resident or person of prominence in our community who has an interesting past; a promising future or who has made a significant contribution to the quality of life here at Cherrywood. This week we feature an individual who though seldom recognized or acknowledged, makes a real difference to our active community life style here in Cherrywood. I am of course speaking about our senior maintenance man, Fred Potter. Fred has been at Cherrywood for approximately seven months. He brings with him a wide array of expertise and experience. Ever since high school and before, he has been working in the construction trades doing everything from foundation work to dry wall installation; plumbing to new roofs. The middle child of five children, Fred was raised by a single mom who needed help supporting her family. At an early age he learned the meaning of hard work and the value of a dollar as he helped out his siblings. His efforts paid off as his family was able to stay together and even today, stay as a close knit group. Fred is no stranger to tragedy or hard times. Unfortunately, two of his siblings have passed away. Freds brother Brian was killed in a boating accident a few years ago. Prior to that, his sister Diane passed away. In spite of these and other horrific incidents, he manages to keep a broad and ready smile and an optimistic outlook on life. Prior to the housing bust, Fred was a subcontractor. When property values plunged and new building all but came to a halt, he was forced to relinquish his company and seek employment elsewhere. For a few years he found work putting up dry wall but then, thankfully for Cherrywood, he found employment here. Since coming here, he has carved out a niche for himself in our community. Fred lives in Dunnellon with his wife Marsha, and their two children, Christopher and Tonya. They moved there from New Port Richey to be close to his brother and other family members. A smile flickers across Freds face when he speaks of his wife and children. There are many tasks that Fred is responsible for her at Cherrywood. Just the lawn and shrubs alone would be a full time job as he keeps close tabs on the common ground. This is not his only assignment however. He also maintains the sparkling clean pool that cools residents on hot summer days and nights and that hosts the water aerobics classes through the week. Keeping a large clubhouse such as ours clean and ready for almost constant use is no small job but Fred manages make it a building that is not only functional but is a source of pride for all the residents. When real estate people show Cherrywood to their clients, one of the places they visit is the clubhouse. With its bright floors, clean rooms and well arranged tables and chairs, potential buyers are truly impressed. In addition to these jobs, Fred also keeps up the bocce ball and basketball courts; the horseshoe pits; shuffleboard surfaces and tennis courts. As if that were not enough, the picnic area is also one of Freds responsibilities. When there are functions at the clubhouse, and those are almost every day, Fred works closely with the committee chair persons or the person directing the event to make sure that everything is ready. Then there are the constant maintenance issues that arise and Fred is always there to change a light bulb; mop up a spill or arrange chairs. When asked what he liked best about Cherrywood Fred quickly replied, The people. Ever since my first day theyve made me feel welcome. Im very grateful for that. As residents, lets show Fred our gratitude to him for his commitment and excellent work. When you see him out working, dont be afraid to introduce yourself and say Thank you. From your ReporterThanks to Jim and Eve for covering the Accordion Club function for me. I took a few days off to go out of town so I sincerely appreciate their help. As always, if you have any ideas of suggestions for items that you would like to see covered in this column, you are encouraged to let me know at urperssec@yahoo.com Your opinions are important. CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 14 Fred Potter 000C61C W h a t s F o r Whats For L U N C H ? LUNCH? O u r M o n d a y T h r u F r i d a y D a i l y L u n c h S p e c i a l s Our Monday Thru Friday Daily Lunch Specials A r e F r e s h l y P r e p a r e d E v e r y D a y Are Freshly Prepared Every Day Enjoy a lunch-sized portion of some of our favorite meals. Served from 11AM 4PM 3801 S.W. College Road, Ocala (352) 854-7870 Store Hours: Sunday-Thursday 6am-10pm, Friday & Saturday 6am-11pm CBOCS General Partnership I n t r o d u c i n g C o u n t r y H o u s e S a l a d P l u s C h o i c e o f B a k e d P o t a t o o r S o u p Introducing Country House Salad Plus Choice of Baked Potato or Soup Served Monday thru Friday from 11AM 2PM. Our fresh green mix with grilled chicken tenderloin, hick ory smoked bacon pieces, wedges of vine-ripened tomatoes, red onion, shredded Colby cheese and our own sourdough croutons served with your choice of a Baked Potato with butter and sour cream or a cup of soup. Wednesday CHICKEN POT PIE Freshly baked, loaded with chunks of chicken breast and topped with a golden flaky crust Thursday TURKEY N DRESSING Tender, oven roasted turkey breast served with savory dressing and choice of one vegetable Monday BAKED CHICKEN N DRESSING A tender, juicy chicken breast served with savory dressing and choice of one vegetable Tuesday MEATLOAF AND MASHED POTATOES A slice of homestyle meatloaf, mashed potatoes and choice of one vegetable $ 5 99 JUST ARRIVED HOLIDA Y DECORA TIONS 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 Emails: franks@remax.net eileens@remax.net WE NEED HOMES TO SELL! Our Inventory is Low Call today for a FREE Market Analysis 4701 SW College Rd. (Hwy. 200) #103, Ocala, FL 34474 000C7U3 $299,900 R376614A MINI-FARM Spacious and remodeled open floor plan including 2500 sq. ft. of Italian tile, new driveway, hurricane windows, new doors thru-out, new kitchen, newly painted, new base boards and woodwork. Living and family rooms each have fireplaces. Inground caged pool installed in 2005. Property has shed/barn 36x60 (2160 sq. ft.) with 2 stalls, 2 paddocks and large pasture. New drain field 2011, and new roof 2004. Can be converted to commercial use. Bus: (352) 484-0167 Fax: 1-888-418-6896 Cell: (352) 266-5555 Frank Cell: (352) 266-5562 Eileen A L L S T A R S R E A L T Y Frank and Eileen Spinosa REALTORS $289,900 R374143A FABULOUS POOL HOME Private backyard setting, low maintenance fresh salt water pool. Solar heated and enclosed cage. This home features many upgrades including 48 kitchen cabinets, stainless steel appliances, ceiling fans, beautiful hardwood floors in all 3 bedrooms, tile in all other areas. Zoysia lawn, driveway pavers and golf cart garage. Enjoy all amenities that Stone Creek offers including 18-hole championship golf course, clubhouse activities and fitness facility. John M. Boyett, Jr. Financial Advisor Free Investment Reviews 352-237-2008 800-757-3129 8441 SW Hwy. 200, Ste. 119 Ocala Fl 34481 www.edwardjones.com Member SIP C 000BWKJ 5185 A W. Dunnellon Rd., Dunnellon (352) 489-8040 TERMITE & PEST CONTROL STAR T E R M I T E S ? T E R M I T E S ? TERMITES? Get a fast, honest answer Scheduling done within 24 hours Reasonable prices without high pressure sales 000C6HW Ask about our affordable lawn spray 000C6YZ 6933 SW 179 Ave. Rd. 15 miles West of I-75 on SR 40 in Dunnellon (352) 522-0309 www.juliettefalls.com Tee Times Can Be Made 7 Days In Advance AERIFICATION SPECIAL AERIFICATION SPECIAL C A R T F E E O N L Y C A R T F E E O N L Y CART FEE ONLY AUGUST 9 16 Golf course will be closed August 6-8 YOU TRIED THE REST NOW TRY THE BEST! Former 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 DEBIT CARDS Catering Available 7947 Highway 40 West 237-1250 N.W. 80th Ave N.W. 60th Ave Highway 40 W Highway 27 N Breakfast Served 6am 4pm Mon.-Sat. 7am 3pm Sun. S LOW ROASTED P RIME R IB FOR T WO 2 10oz. Cuts 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 M ON .-S UN 11-C LOSE Expires 8/25/12 NEW Crossroads Crossroads Country Kitchen Country Kitchen You love it on Friday, so we added Tuesday 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 11100 SW 93 Ct. Rd. Suite 12, Ocala, FL Mon-Thur 11am-10pm Fri & Sat 11am-11pm Sunday 11am-9pm 402-0003 Buy 1 Meal Get 1 at 1 / 2 OFF Equal or Lesser Value With purchase of 2 drinks With coupon Exp. 9/7/12 000C79L Famous Recipe Chicken 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 000C70W Limit 2 Exp. 8/17/12 2 JUMBO BREAST STRIPS 1 SIDE & BISCUIT 3 PC. OVEN ROASTED BREAST, THIGH, LEG OR BREAST, THIGH, WING Two-Can-Dine 5 pc. Chicken, 2 Regular Sides & 2 Biscuits $ 8 99 2 PC. THIGH & LEG 2 SIDES & BISCUIT Limit 2 Exp. 8/17/12 $ 3 99 Limit 2 Exp. 8/17/12 $ 4 49 mixed chicken (white and dark) 1 SIDE Limit 2 Exp. 8/17/12 000C79H 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 SATURDAY TUESDAY ONE LARGE ONE LARGE CHEESE PIZZA CHEESE PIZZA $6.99 $6.99 With purchase of beverage. Exp. 8/10/12 MONDAY BUY 1 ENTREE BUY 1 ENTREE GET 2ND 1/2 PRICE GET 2ND 1/2 PRICE 2 Beverage purchase required Excluding specials. Exp. 8/10/12 TWO DINNERS FOR $20.00 TWO DINNERS FOR $20.00 Choice of: Veal Parm, Lasagna, Chicken Parm, Eggplant Parm, Shrimp Scampi. With Soup or Salad & 1 Dessert (Zeppolis or Cheesecake) w/Purchase of Beverage. Expires 8/10/12 Whole Wheat Pasta Available 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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M ore than 220 residents braved the rain and came out with their friends and neighbors to Summer Fest on Monday, July 23. A great evening of delicious food; fantastic entertainment and fun fellowship was had by all who crowded into the ball room; the patio area and the picnic tables. The drizzle didnt keep many away from this record setting event for attendance. Everyone enjoyed shaved roast beef sandwiches with all the trimmings; iced tea and lemonade to drink and a Klondike Bar for dessert. Compliments abounded to the kitchen staff for the tasty food and quick service. Rich Becotte played the music that set the tone for the evening with such songs as Boot Scootin Boogie; Red Solo Cup and many more favorite tunes. While a lot of the attendees danced, others chatted and enjoyed the company of friends with the music playing gently in the background. Mario Zacco was there to do the drawings for the fifty/fifty and the gift certificate to Outback Steak House. He also received the applause and appreciation of the residents for his generosity in sponsoring the 100 Days of Summer events. Of course any occasion this big requires a team effort and the volunteers should be justly proud of their accomplishments. Those who helped out were, Dick Francis; Marty Duesel; Dave and Joan Siegel; Bill Brotherhood; Peggy Konar; Gene Wachsmuth; Monica Becotte; Nancy Archer; Rich Becotte; Jay and Fred OHern. Much support came from Fred, Doug and Geri of Cherrywood Management and last but not least, we thank the ice cream ladies, Genevieve Downs; Marguerite Fiorenza and Marion OHern. Everyone did a magnificent job is putting this event together and we are looking forward to yet another successful Summer Fest later this month. Election DayAugust 14 is primary election day here in Marion County. Because our clubhouse great room is a polling place, the following activities will not take place; Ping Pong; Exercise Class or Mah Jongg. All other scheduled activities that regularly occur in the clubhouse will convene as usual. Elections are vitally important to our nation; state and community so your participation is encouraged. Volunteers will be on hand to assist you and to answer your questions. Please make every effort to get out and take advantage of this all important right. Norm Pellerin 9-Ball TournamentA weekend of fun is scheduled for all of our pool players. On Aug. 20 and 21, Cherrywood will hold its annual Norm Pellerin 9-Ball Tournament. Good competition and good times fit this event like chalk fits a cue stick as the players vie for prizes and bragging rights. Players can sign up in the poolroom of the clubhouse. We are looking for about 30 or more players at all levels of playing ability to compete. The cut off date for signing up is Aug. 15 so hurry on down to the clubhouse and get your name on the list. Also on the 15th there will be a short meeting to announce the first round players; present the rules and outline the procedures that will be followed by the participants. On the 17th a complete schedule will be posted so you will know game times for your rounds. This is always an exciting and interesting event so get to the poolroom and sign up and then start practicing for this fun match up. Ladies Travel BilliardsLadies, here is a chance for you to enjoy the pleasure of pool with like minded friends and neighbors in an atmosphere of cordial competition. Our 2012-2013 Ladies Traveling Pool Team schedule is now on the bulletin board of the pool room. The addition of teams has caused the schedule to be enhanced so we need more players. Team Captain, Ruth Hurley has invited anyone interested in playing or learning how to play to get in touch with her. She promises a no pressure atmosphere for beginners; advanced players; or anyone in between. Just give her a call at 873-7208 for details on how to get involved in this light hearted sport. If youd like to come out and see how much fun pool can be, try coming to the poolroom on Wednesdays between 1 and 3 in the afternoon. Its co-ed time where the men and women relax in an easy going social pool gathering to get tips; give tips and kibitz with one another. Newcomers are encouraged; youll have fun plus youll get to know your neighbors. Memorial Committee The newly formed Veterans Memorial Committee hosted its first Reception Support function on July 21 for the family of Grant Smith. In attendance were Grants wife Ginger; son Tom and daughter Sue with her husband Lance. Our committee members, Eve Houghtaling, Ruth Hurley, Arleen Mayberry and Sandra Brotherhood, provided decorations; assistance with food service; beverages and clean up. The Veterans Club presented Ginger with a rose and a salute for her fallen husband as well as ensuring that his name was added to the memorial plaque in the clubhouse. The committee stands ready to support all families of Veterans Club Members who pass away. We are grateful to these ladies for their work and invite anyone else who would like to join them to sign up for this worthwhile committee. Cherrywood TravelsHow about a Biloxi get away for just $159 per person? On Aug. 19 through the 22nd Natalie is hosting this trip to the Hard Rock Caf and the Palace Casino. The price includes deluxe motor coach; three nights accommodations; $25 slot play and $22 in food coupons. Make your reservations with Natalie at 352-854-4561 and dont miss out on this exciting and fun tilled trip. Our own Nancy Archer is gathering a group to head for the Victory Casino Cruise scheduled for September 12. This bargain trip is only $41 and includes the round trip bus fare; boarding fees; buffet luncheon; on board entertainment and $20 free play on your Victory Casino Club Card. Traditionally this trip sells out quickly and at this price its no wonder. Contact Nancy at 352-861-1432 for booking information. On Aug. 11, the Alhambra Dinner Theater will feature a step back in time with a tribute to the late, great Hank Williams. Bus fare is included from Cherrywood and a lunch buffet will be served prior to the matinee show. August 22, the Winter Park Playhouse is the place to see the production of Nunsense. Laura Kane escorts everyone to this hilarious musical including a luncheon at the Cheesecake Factory. August 29 there will be a mystery day trip. Whats going on? Thats the mystery. Contact Nancy for more information on this exciting days activity. Theres always fun when it comes to travel at Cherrywood. Accordion ClubWednesday, July 25, the Ocala Accordion Club metFriday, August 3, 2012 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 16 ~ Friday, August 3, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Huge Summer Fest crowd enjoys a great evening C HERRYWOOD ESTATES J E John Everlove Memorial Committee members Sandra Brotherhood, Arleen Mayberry, Eve Houghtaling, Ruth Hurley. SEE CHERRYWOOD PAGE14 O n Aug. 21, after the Tuesday morning social, our speaker will be Paul McConnell, a representative from Physicians United Plan (PUP). He will be speaking to us on the ways to save money on prescription medications. If you think youre spending a lot of money on prescriptions, youre probably right. According to information on WebMD, in 2008, American patients and insurance companies spent more than $234 billion on prescriptions, up from $40 million in 1990. In 2020, annual spending on prescription drugs is expected to top $512 billion. And a recent AARP survey stated that the cost of many leading brand-name medicines went up by nearly double digits last year. If youre interested in finding out how you can save on your prescription medications, join us in the Lifestyle Center on Tuesday, Aug. 21, after the social. You will get the four tips to help you save money, as well as an explanation of the Medicare donut hole/coverage gap. Sunshine variety showPlans are under way for Sunshines fundraising variety show/dinner, Tropical Escape. Weve had a great response by residents with a variety of talents who signed up to perform, said Janice Wood, event chairperson. Our theme is tropical escape, so you can expect beautiful decorations and a menu to match. The assistant chairperson of the event is Lois Norris, and Leta Simmons heads the decoration committee with assistant Merry Anne Krell. A lot of thought and hard work goes into these fundraising events, so set aside Saturday, Sept. 22, and be sure to support Sunshine by attending this event. Tickets are $10 each and will go on sale Aug. 21 at the Tuesday Social. Our Sunshine Committee is composed of Save on prescriptions will be topic at Tuesday social M ARION LANDING D B Diane Bress Marion Landing residents Pat Kennison, left, and Lorraine Moran, center, donate blood on the Big Red Bus on July 18. They are shown with Chalandra, right, from Floridas Blood Center. PHOTOS BY DIANE BRESS Resident Pat Wurst, left, coordinates the bi-monthly blood drive for Marion Landing and stresses the importance of having a sufficient supply of blood on hand to help the people of Marion County. Assisting Pat with check-in is Mary Dwyer, one of the many Blood Drive volunteers. 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Bad business decisions directly impact the classroom. Children have only ONE chance for an education. Nancy Stacy Former Governor Jeb Bush Endorsement For 20 years I witnessed Nancys passion for education, said Jeb Bush, Governor of Florida from 1999-2007. Nancy will make a great addition to the school board. She and I share a zeal for reform and belief that all children can learn. SCHOOL CHOICE: Our only high school with 100% graduation rate happens to be our only Choice high school. I rest my case on why I will be the largest school choice advocate ever elected to the school board. NO SPECIAL INTEREST PACS: No special Union questionnaires returned. PROVEN LEADERSHIP: Archives of the local newspaper over the last 20 years has many articles about this business woman by day and parent education activist by night. Under my leadership we won every battle saving taxpayers MULTI MILLIONS and stopped education fads. OPPOSED TO SCHOOL TAX ON AUG. BALLOT: No bank would advance funds to a business where product favor ability is less than 50% and sadly less than 50% of Marion Countys 10 th graders are considered proficient in reading. DISCIPLINE PROBLEMS: Educators obviously cant fix this because it is a parenting problem. My successful parent mentoring curriculum works and from by school board seat I will lead this program. Parents CAN be taught to RESPECTFULLY be their childs education advocate. I will take this training to the neighborhoods and projects like I have done successfully for 20 years. PATRIOTISM: Founding father John Adams instructed us Children should be educated and instructed in the principles of freedom. So, I will find funding to place framed Constitutions in every school. LETS RESTORE AMERICA BY RESTORING HER BROKEN SCHOOLS QUALIFICATIONS Retired owner and CEO of a commercial construction company. Approximately 20 percent of the $480 million school board budget is construction items. Obviously my expertise is invaluable to taxpayers. I was the only parent appointed to the District Improvement Team where I served several years. Served on the School Boards Code of Conduct committee. Served on the advisory council at my childs school. Served on the Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee. Chaired the Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade Horse Unit Committee many years. Corporate member of the Marion County Builders Association. PERSONAL HISTORY Married to Rocky Stacy, 41 years Three children ages 24, 26, 31 who went through the Marion County Public School System. Today they are college math majors, two are engineers. Attended Trinity Baptist Church for 31 years. CONSTITUTIONAL CONSERVATIVE My final goal... Return teachers to their rightful place as pillars of our community Contact: 352-812-2723 www.nancyforschoolboard.com Political advertisement paid for and approved by Nancy Stacy; Candidate for School Board District 1 000C7Y2 TRUE CONSERVATIVE LEADERSHIP Marion County is a great place to live, work, and play. We are positioning ourselves to be leaders in the state in both job creation and quality of life. I want to help our county preserve our natural resources, provide job opportunities, and maintain quality services for our citizens without losing our small town charm and warmth. 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Most Jews and others are aware of the ninth of the Jewish month of Av as a national day of mourning for disasters that have befallen the Jewish people, namely the destruction of the two Jerusalem temples and the expulsion of the Jews from Spain. Not many are aware that just a few days later, comes a holiday devoted to love, romance, courting and finding a life partner. The fifteenth day of Av fulfills that function and its resurgence in modern times has added new meaning to the role of love in Judaism. The holiday this year is observed on Aug. 3. Tu BAv, tu meaning fifteen, is a post-Biblical holiday like Chanukah and Purim. It was started by the rabbis during the time of the Talmud, about 1500 years ago. It always occurs on the full moon, as the Jewish calendar is a lunar one. There is also the connection with the moon as a symbol of fertility, love and romance, which was common to ancient cultures. On this special day in ancient Israel, the young maidens would come forth dressed in white dresses and dance in the vineyards, hoping to attract the attention of the eligible young men. The white dresses, a symbol of purity, was a way for the men to look beyond the material things the women may possess and to be concerned with their spiritual and inner beauty. It was the conduit for all the daughters of Israel to have an equal chance for marriage In light of todays highly materialistic society with TV and Hollywood blasting out its messages of sexuality, this seems a far more gentler way of choosing a mate and it was a great way to celebrate the end of the grape harvest. According to the Talmud, the holiday has several events associated with the date. On this day, all the tribes were allowed to intermarry. During the time of the desert wandering, this was not allowed because there was concern that proper land inheritance would be lost. The day became a favorite for weddings. Jews were allowed to bury the followers of Bar Kochba who led a revolt against the Romans. The last stronghold, Betar, was conquered by the Romans. It marked the end of Jewish resistance against the Romans. The day also marked the end of the Exodus generation who wandered the desert for 40 years. Only those not born a slave were to enter the Promised Land. In ancient days, the brides-to-be of Shilo, in northern Israel, danced in the vineyards. Today, many Israelis go to the ancient first capital of Israel to watch modern dancers in the Jewish community dance while serenaded by song. Thus a beautiful tradition is kept alive in the Jewish State. Tu BAv is a popular date for weddings. In Israel, dance festivals and musical concerts are held to commemorate the day. Although it is treated as a regular workday, as in our American holiday of Valentines Day, it is customary to send flowers, small gifts and cards to loved ones. In our world today filled with so much violence and unrest, it is pleasant to reflect on a holiday, which celebrates just the opposite, that is, one that elevates love and affection. Friday, August 3, 2012 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 12 ~ Friday, August 3, 2012 www.smcitizen.com ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A strong social whirl brings a new round of good times to fun-loving Rams and Ewes. Cupid also is busy aiming arrows at single Lambs hoping for a heart-to-heart encounter. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) A romantic incident could take a more serious turn if the Divine Bovine considers meeting Cupids challenge. Meanwhile, a professional opportunity is also about to turn up. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A bit of hardheaded realism could be just what the Twins need at this emotionally challenged time. Face the facts as they are, not as you want them to be. Good luck. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Many opportunities open up. But you need to be aware of their actual pros and cons. Check them all out and make your choice from those that offer more of what you seek. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) A more stable situation begins, allowing you to feel more secure about making important decisions. Meanwhile, be sure to meet your project deadline so you can move on to other things. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Congratulations. A new personal relationship thrives as you learn how to make room in your busy life for this wonderfully warm and exciting emotional experience. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) A new contact opens some doors. Thats the good news. But theres a caution involved: Be sure you protect your rights to your work before showing it to anyone. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) A former colleague might seek to resume a working partnership. Ask yourself if you need it. If yes, get more information. If no, respectfully decline the request. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Good times dominate your aspect. So why not have a party to celebrate a loved ones success? And do invite that special person you want to know better. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) The shy side of the Sea Goat soon gives way to your more assertive self. This should help you when it comes time to speak up for yourself and your achievements. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) A new period of stability will help you deal with some recently reworked plans. Once you get your current task done, you can devote more time to personal matters. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Things are finally much more stable these days, so you can restart the process of meeting your well-planned goals with fewer chances of interruption or delay. BORN THIS WEEK: You love being the brightest light wherever you are, and people love basking in your warmth and charm. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. 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Friday, August 3, 2012 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 18 ~ Friday, August 3, 2012 www.smcitizen.com I t was just another day and I was indulging a carefree moment of complaining about the weather. I cant believe its so hot today, I muttered. I thought I was talking to myself but obviously, I had an audience. Have you ever said or did something not realizing somebody was watching you? Every time I am in a restaurant eating, I endeavor to remember there is an audience and try my very best not to spill the soup on my lap. Although, I must admit that that kind of lap dance always gets a vigorous round of applause from the audience. Dont ask me how I know. I thought in my own special way of thinking that I was alone only to find out the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage was within earshot of my remarks. I must say she is rather remarkable. Those earshot moments are quite extensive. I will not go as far as to say that she can read my mind, although I think she can, but she seems to know what I am thinking even before I go through the effort and labor of thinking. I do not know why I even spend the energy thinking on my own. Even when I do think up a thought of my own and go so far as to express it I am always challenged. The challenge is, do not think that way. The challenger is my wife. Life would be so much easier, not to mention less stressful, if I just would quit thinking my own thoughts. It is when I am thinking my own thoughts that I get into trouble. Life would be so much easier if I allowed someone else to think my thoughts for me. After all, isnt that why men get married? Why women get married still baffles me. Getting back to my moment of complaining. I cant believe, I muttered, its so hot today. To which, my wife said, Dont you know its summer? And dont you know that its supposed to be hot during the summer? I did know that but it did not make the heat any more bearable. Then she said something that rather confused me. I have been confused before. Confusion is a familiar territory to me. But this confusion was different. If, my wife said rather sternly, you cant stand the heat get out of the kitchen. What the kitchen had to do with it being hot outside is way beyond my pay scale. There was a brief moment when I almost threw caution to the wind and asked my wife what she meant by that comment. Boy, am I glad I didnt. I make it a practice to stay as far away from the kitchen as possible, especially when my wife is present. There is something about a kitchen that makes me rather nervous to the point of dropping her favorite cup and having it break all over the floor. I stay out of the kitchen heat or no heat. If I remember correctly, my wife said as she stared at me rather intently, a few months ago you were complaining about how cold it was. She was right. It was not but a few months ago, I was complaining that it was so cold outside that I just could not bear it. Youre going to have to make up your mind. That was a serious admonition from her. For her to tell me to make up my mind sends some very contradictory messages to me. After all, she is forever making up my mind for me. She seems to know exactly what I want at the restaurant and before I can get a word in edgewise or otherwise, she has ordered for me. Im not complaining. She knows exactly what I want. Either, she continued, its too hot or its too cold. Now make up your mind. I smiled demurely in her direction and nodded in the affirmative. Not wanting to further the conversation I whispered very gently, Yes, dear. It concluded our tte--tte. Later on in the evening, we were watching television. It was the local news and special report of the day had to do with the record heat wave across our country. Its been a long time, the weatherman said, since weve seen temperatures this high. Boy, is it hot out there. I glanced in her direction as covertly as possible and noticed she was staring at me, just daring me to say something. There is a time to say something and then sometimes something should not be said at all. I concealed my infectious grin as much as possible knowing that someone was watching me. Under my breath I whispered, I cant believe its so hot today. After all, it is summer and it is supposed to be hot. I just believe that everybody has the right to complain about the weather. I also believe that some people have the right not to hear me complain about the weather. It is a well-noted mark of wisdom to know when to speak and when not to speak. Solomon in the Old Testament had it right when he said, Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding (Proverbs 17:28 KJV). So, this is summer, but you did not hear it from me. Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. So this is summer, is it? O UT TO PASTOR J S Rev. James L. Snyder Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala welcomes new rabbiAre you searching for a spiritual home this High Holiday season? Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala warmly invites the community to meet and greet its new spiritual leader, Rabbi Karen Allen on Friday, Aug. 24, at 8 p.m. at the Collins Center, 9401 State Road 200, Suite 303, Building 300 in Ocala. Rabbi Allen will be conducting Shabbat evening services with her unique blend of music, congregational participation and discussion. She brings to this Reconstructionist congregation a wealth of experience in the world of music, drama and Jewish learning. Her goal is to make Judaism relevant and meaningful to each Jewish person in todays world. There will be an Oneg after the service and prospective members are encouraged to attend. For further information, contact Judi at 352-237-8277, email bethisraelocala@embarqmail.com or visit our website, bethisraelocala.org. Beth Israel Ocala is an affiliate of the Jewish Reconstructionist Movement. It is a liberal, progressive and inclusive congregation. Homeschool help availableAre you a Marion County Homeschooler looking to make more friends for trips, projects, outings and play dates? Are you thinking about homeschooling and would like a place to ask questions, get advice or voice concerns? Be sure to check out an inclusive, everyone is welcome group that is very active and always looking to make new friends. Come check us out! http://ocalahomeschooling.com or call: 352-508-7465. Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com 0 0 0 C 6 A X Political ad paid for by Ken Maria and multiple concerned citizens of Marion County. 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Friday, August 3, 2012 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 10 ~ Friday, August 3, 2012 www.smcitizen.com proposes possible solutions to Americas problems, but President Obama seems not to have even heard about those problems. How much money is wasted on this junk, anyhow? The money should be put to a better use? Hey, heres a thought, how about donating the money to those who could really use it? Oh sure ... thatll happen!!! Well, unfortunately thats all part of the political game. The important thing is that we do vote ... vote for the person who will get America out of the mess its in now and back on the right track. Joe OHara Ocala Kindness still alive Kindness is still alive in this wonderful country of ours. We have seen it vividly demonstrated this past week, throughout the nation, as a response to the tragedy in Aurora, Colorado. Kindness is also demonstrated in many other ways just in our everyday activities. For example, On July 23, we went to our State Road 200s Cracker Barrel to have lunch. On the way into the restaurant, a gentleman came up to us and thanked us for flying two U.S. flags on our van. This resulted in a brief, agreeable chat regarding patriotism in the U.S. He was taken to one table and us, to another. Later on, when we asked for the bill for our lunch, our waitress told us, Oh, the gentleman who was sitting over there, paid your bill. It was the same gentleman who had commented on the flags on our van, but he had already left the restaurant, so we dont know who he is. But what we do know is that he is both patriotic and kind. Obviously, we appreciate what this stranger did for us, but perhaps, more importantly, he performed a random act of kindness with no expectation of applause, or even a Thank You. This true kindness and we do thank him and wish him many blessings. David and Nancy Groves Ocala LETTERSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 9 All dinners are open to the public in the dining hall: Saturday breakfast has been canceled until further notice. The Mens Auxiliary serves wing and shrimp baskets with coleslaw and fries on the first and third Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. A fish fry is held on the second and fourth Friday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. A taco buffet sponsored by the Mens Auxiliary will be served on Friday, Aug. 31 from 4 to 6 p.m. The buffet includes beef or chicken with hard or soft shells and all the trimmings. The donation is $6. V-Burgers have been canceled until September. Bingo is open to the public each Monday and Thursday with early bird specials starting at 11 a.m. Lunch is available. Members and guests :(non-members must be signed in by a Post 4781 member). Monday Night Bar Bingo is played in the canteen from 6 to 8 p.m. Food is available. Join us for Karaoke on Friday from 6 to 10 p.m. On Saturday enjoy the music of free juke box both day and night. Hall Rental: Rental includes a nonsmoking hall with catering and kitchen services available. The reasonable rates vary according to needs. For more information contact Bob at 904-716-0578. Please Note: Catering is now available for all events at Post 4781.The VFW is located at State Road 200 and Southwest 110th Street. Phone is 352-873-4781. Upcoming events at VFW Post 4781 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 352-873-7441 for more details. RELIGION Crossroads ChurchCrossroads Church will celebrate its five year homecoming on Aug. 5 at the 11 a.m. service and following the service. Events include water baptism, picnic and a water day for the youngest members and visitors. The celebration will led by Bishop Paul Woosley at 8070 S.W. 60th Ave. Christs Church of Marion CountySaturday, Aug. 4: Mens Prayer Group, 8 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 5: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Wedenesday, Aug. 8: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Friendship Fellowship Potluck Lunch following Worship Service. Wedenesday, Aug. 15: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Christs Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., off State Road 200, Ocala. Phone is 352-861-6182, website is www.ccomc.org.Friendship Baptist ChurchSunday services at Friendship Baptist Church begin with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., followed by morning worship at 10:45. The Sunday Evening Bible Study and the Youth Life groups meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday night Bible study and Teen Impact is at 7 p.m., There will be S.N.A.C. time after the evening service on Aug. 5; the theme is Summer Fruits. On Aug. 19, the Discipleship Program will start at 9 a.m. The pastor is Randall Brown and the youth pastor is C.J. Fouraker. Friendship Baptist Church is at 9510 S.W. 105th St., off State Road 200. Church office phone is 352-237-2640. Countryside Presbyterian Pastor Gary O. Marshall will celebrate communion at the 10:30 am worship service on Sunday, Aug. 5 at Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. The public is invited and for further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633. Congregation Beth Israel SchoolCongregation Beth Israel of Ocala announces open registration of its religious school, Congregation Beth Israel School of Jewish Education. The school currently meets once a week on Sunday mornings at various places in the community. The curriculum consists of Jewish life cycle and history, Hebrew, Bible, holidays and traditions as well as courses on Israel and pre-bar and bat mitzvah and confirmation classes. The school caters to the individual needs of the students and parent participation is encouraged. The staff consists of caring, experienced teachers. Suzanne Boetger is Educational Director. For further information and enrollment contact Suzanne at theboetgers@yahoo.com or Judi at 352More religion news, Page 22 000BZGM EXPIRES 8/10/12 WMM SMC Must have 4 players. Not valid with any other offer. All inclusive: 18 holes of golf & golf carts, hotdog lunch special. 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Neither do we. 7171 SW SR 200, Ocala, FL 352-237-3035 uccocala.org Dr. H.W. McSwain, Jr., Pastor 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 9330 SW 105th St., Ocala, FL 34481 854-9550 www.ocalawestumc.com 100th Ave. SW 105th St SW 110th St 484 Marion Oaks Library SW 103rd St Pine Run OTOW 80th Ave. 60th Ave. 49th Ave. Oak Run 200 484 A Place for You... Rev. Alan Jefferson No matter what your age is, no matter where You come from, no matter who you are, There is a place for you at Ocala West UMC Traditional Worship 8:00 & 11:00 A.M. Casual & Contemporary 9:30 A.M. Children & Youth Ministries 000B8V1 Wesleyan-Holiness Tradition OCALA WEST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE Teaching the Bible as Gods Word to produce Christ-followers! S undays: Sunday School . . . . . . 9:15 A.M. Morning Worship . . . . 10:30 A.M. Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:00 P.M. Childrens Bible Quizzing 6:00 P.M. Wednesday Evenings Adult Bible Study . . . . . 6:00 P.M. Pastor Curt Dowling 5884 SW 60th Ave. (Airport Rd.) Ocala, Fl 34477 (352) 861-0755 www.ocalawestnaz.org 000BT58 000bk1n 4800 SW 20th St Ocala, FL 34474 352-237-5611 www.bereanbaptist.net Berean Baptist Church Independent Fundamental Dr. Mike Patton Pastor Sunday Bible Study 9:45am Sunday Worship 10:45am & 6:00pm Wednesday Bible Study 7:00pm Assistive Listening System Nursery provided for all services 9524 S.W. 105th St., Ocala 237-2640 S unday Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship 10:45 a.m. Evening Worship 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study 7p.m. Youth Alive 7p.m. Randall Brown Pastor Friendship Baptist Church A Place of New Spiritual Beginnings 000BZHQ 11251 S.W. Highway 484 (1.3 Miles West of State Road 200) 352-465-7272 Sunday 9:00 A.M. Holy Eucharist Tuesday 9:00 A.M. Morning Prayer, Mass, and Healing Thursday 9:00 A.M. Morning Prayer, Mass, and Rosary Weekday Groups: Tues. & Thurs. Noon AA Tues. 6:30pm Cub Scout Pack 508 1st Sat 8am Fellowship Breakfast at IHOP E p i s c o p a l Episcopal C h u r c h Church o f t h e A d v e n t of the Advent 000BR65 adventepiscopal.net Our Redeemer Lutheran Church LC-MS 5200 S.W. State Road 200 1 3 / 4 Miles West of I-75 Worship Service 8:00 & 11:00 AM Bible Class & Sunday School 9:30 AM Pastor Joe Adams 237-2233 Sharing the Joy of Jesus Christ! 000BWEY Maranatha Baptist Church 347-5683 www.maranathabaptistc.org Sunday School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:30 A.M. Sunday Services . . . . . . . 10:45 A.M. & 6:00 P.M. Sunday AWANA (Aug.-May) . . . . . . . . . 6:00 P.M. Wednesday Prayer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:45 P.M. Pastor Bill Fortune 000BQ9N 75 484 484 Exit 341 MARION OAKS COURSE SW 49TH AVE. MARION OAKS PASS MARION OAKS TRAIL 200 484 PREACHING THE TRUTH IN LOVE 525 Marion Oaks Trail, Ocala Evangelical Lutheran Church joyocala@embarqmail.com Edward Holloway, Pastor 7045 SW 83rd Pl., Ocala (352) 854-4509 Nursery Provided 000B8W1 S u n d a y W o r s h i p 1 0 : 0 0 a m W e d n e s d a y E v e n i n g W o r s h i p 6 : 4 5 p m G e r m a n L a n g u a g e W o r s h i p 1 s t S u n d a y o f e a c h m o n t h 3 : 0 0 p m 000BQ59 8070 SW 60th Ave. Ocala, FL 34476 352-291-2080 SERVICES HOURS Sunday 9am, 11am, 6pm 1:30 Spanish Service Tuesday 7pm Spanish Service Wednesday Night 7pm Thursday Bible Study 6:30 to 7:30 Youth 7pm Friday 7pm Spanish Service Nursery available WE WELCOME ALL! Bishop Paul Woosley 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 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 0 0 0 B O E R Revs. Terry & Mary Beth Harper, Pastors See us on Facebook CHRISTIAN LIFE ASSEMBLY A Pentecostal Charismatic Church SERVICES Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Sunday Morning Service 10:45 a.m. Sunday Evening Service 6:00 p.m. 000BPYX Everyone is welcome Thomas Markham, Pastor 352-237-6950 9644 SW Hwy. 484, Near State Road 200 000B9FK 7768 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala (352) 237-4633 www.countrysideocala.org Welcome to Countryside Presbyterian Church (USA) Sunday Worship 10:30 am Pastor Gary O. Marshall Your Spiritual Home College Road Baptist Church 5010 SW College Road, Ocala, FL (352) 237-5741 Rev. John Downing, Pastor Rev. Jeff Rountree, Minister of Worship Rev. Rob Loy, Jr., Student Minister Jason Kaminski, Childrens Minister Trina Loy, Preschool Director Holding Forth the Word of Life...JESUS Sunday Worship Services 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00 am 9:30 & 11:00 Sunday School 000BLUK Wednesday 6:30 PM Children/Student Ministries 6:30 PM Mid-Week Bible Study www.collegeroad.org S OUTH M ARION C ITIZEN D IRECTORY A SK FOR M ICHEL N ORTHSEA AT 854-3986 The Reason to Believe... Worship Call to 711195

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Friday, August 3, 2012 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 20 ~ Friday, August 3, 2012 www.smcitizen.com orable ministry to take regardless of the country. I do agree that for our military to maintain its strength in the future, we must consider reinstating the draft. Lets look at some facts regarding Romneys business ventures, keeping in mind that he didnt do this with taxpayer money: First, Staples, selling office supplies, now has over 2,000 stores that employ over 90,000 people; Bain Capital was not a failure, it was becoming one, he came in, closed the nonproductive sectors, investing in the successful operations and made it a success (that is what successful businesses do); he had a part in Dominos, Sealy, Brookstone, Weather Channel, Burger King, Warner Music Group, Dollarama, Home Depot plus many others. The man knows business and what it takes to make it successful. He also did a great job with our Olympics. Its hard to figure how this equates to his making his millions while destroying the middle class. Another econ 101 fact, our upper income citizens are the ones who provide jobs for the rest of us, with most of us working for the small business. We dont need to increase their taxes. If you want to know what system destroys the middle class, its socialism. I encourage you to read the communist manifesto, it is scary. Socialism is the engagement period, communism is the marriage. Also consider that he has 28 years of unpaid service to his country, his community and his church. In addition, in 2011 Romney gave over $4 million to charity, including his church, almost 19 percent of his income. For the record, Obama, who believes in sharing other peoples money, gave 1 percent. One last thought, just how many jobs has Obama created? Just where did he serve our country? Where LETTERSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 did all of his money come from? What do we really know about his past? Romney and his family are an open book, shouldnt the same apply to Obama? As I said, play fair! Wayne Rackley Ocala Inaccurate ads against Senator NelsonHaving worked for the House of Representative during the 92nd Congress, its atrocious how some political advertising campaigns can be so false. Case in point against Senator Nelson. There is an ad circulating that Senator Nelson cast the deciding vote for President Obamas proposed health care plan. This is so utterly wrong. No senator can cast the deciding vote, only the vice president can do so. Since votes in the Senate and House are in alphabetical order either by state or name. Nelson or Florida fall in the middle. Now the Republicans will do anything to further their cause. Here we have a former captain in the army, astronaut, congressman, and now U.S. senator and the Republican establishment tells lies to try and bring him down. Oh yes, what has Rubio done of importance? Nothing! This in itself should tell you who the good guys are in Florida. If Im not mistaken, lies were the thing that got us into a war with Iraq by a Republican president named George W. Bush. Senator Nelson has been referred to by the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) as an ObamaClone, now does that mean Senator Rubio is a RomneyClone? Both are ridiculous. The NRSC is run by Kip Bond, former governor and senator from Missouri; he wasnt great then and hasnt improved over the years. The point being, you read all this negative advertising against a good man but you dont see any destructive ads against his opponents. Go get them, senator. Bill Ford Oak RunStop political mail, adsIve decided not to vote for anyone who mails me any more campaign material. Dont care if theyre Republican, Democrat, or whatever. Ditto the nonsense we must endure on TV, radio and the Internet. Its mostly not true anyhow: Mitt this, Barack that! Come on, give us a break! This stuff really gets annoying ... and, its the same thing over, and over again. At least Mitt Romney PLEASESEELETTERS PAGE10 O ur end of summer dance will be Saturday, Aug. 25, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at the Palm Grove with DJ Damian playing tunes from the 60s, 70s and 80s for Oak Run Baby Boomers and their guests. As an added summer treat, we will be serving spumoni. Come join us and try some of this scrumptious Italian ice cream. Ticket sales will be at the Orchid Club from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11, and Monday, Aug. 20. Cost is $5 for members and $7 for guests. Please remember to bring canned goods for a local food pantry. For additional information call Bill or Adele at 352-8544963. Friends of the LibraryOur mini book sale (which now also includes non-fiction books, DVDs, puzzles, etc.) will be held Saturday, Aug. 11, from 8 to 10 a.m. in the Orchid Club during the Donut Drop In. Support your library by joining Friends of the Library. Membership is only $3 which includes five meetings each year with speakers, entertainment, and refreshments. Our next meeting is Oct. 5 and our big Christmas meeting is Dec. 7. Renaissance WomenWe will be lunching at Olive Garden on Aug. 16. Call Norma at 352-854-191 if you would like to go. On Sept. 19 Valerie will be hosting a trip to the Hard Rock casino in Tampa. Call her at 352-873-1633 for more information. Oak Run TravelThe following day trips will be in our new brochure coming out in early October. Please keep in mind that some are not yet set in stone with contracts. These trips are only for Oak Run residents and their guests. Detailed information will be in the fall brochure with ticket sale dates announced soon. Sunday, Dec. 16, Sister Act, Tampa Bay Performing Arts, (Straz Theatre) Saturday, Jan. 12, UFC, Gainesville, You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up Wednesday, Jan. 16, Seminole Hard Rock Casino Sunday, Jan. 20, Wicked, Tampa Bay Performing Arts, (Straz Theatre) Friday, Jan. 25, Yrs of Broadway, Ruth Eckerd Hall Sunday, Jan. 27, to 5, Show Palace Dinner Theatre Royal Oaks Womens GolfOn Tuesday, July 24, we played Odd Holes. We did play all 18 holes, even and odd, but only the scores of the odd numbered holes counted! We used of our handicap to determine the net score. Many of our members are traveling and the number of players low, but a good time was had by everyone who played. The winners were: First Flight 1st place Pat Blackburn, 2nd place Sylvia Zappia; Second Flight 1st place Lynn Houghton, 2nd place Noreen Salo; Third Flight 1st place Beverly Lassiter, 2nd place Ilene Simnowitz. Judy Klein was Closest to the Pin. Royal Oaks Lady NinersOn July 26 we played Putt, Putt with full handicap. BJ Lassiter came in 1st., Sam Timmermeyer 2nd., and a three way tie for 3rd., Diana Schmidt, Rae Stover, and Elsa Berbig. Diana Schmidt had a chip in on #11 and Elsa Berbig had a chip in on #18. Cindy Kocher was closest to pin on #16. Royal Oaks Mens GolfJuly 27 was another hot day on the golf course, with the temperature reaching 90 degrees by 10:30 in the morning. That, coupled with a lack of any breeze, made for a hot time. However, 29 players braved the elements and played a points game. The winners with a score of 156 were Emmett Dowling, Bill Start, John Wargo, and Larry Soine. Second with a 149 were Mickey Klein, Sam Sample, Jan Flickinger, and Duke Slayton. Third with a 148 were John DeSalvo, Bill Ellin, Ray Hagerman, and Paul Colatruglio. Closest to the pin on the par threes were Ron Catapano, John DeSalvo, and John Wargo (2). A reminder for all the players, keep pace with the group ahead of you, and play ready golf so we dont spend any unnecessary time in the hot weather. Thanks. Send all items for this column to Carol Ann Wheeler at democratcarol@deccacable.com no later than the afternoon of the Friday before publication. Note there are no hyphens in the address. Do not leave messages on her answering machine regarding item for this column. Also, do not put articles or pictures in her cubby. If e-mail cannot be used, take the copy and/or pictures, with names of all people listed, to the Citizen office in Kingsland Plaza across from Pine Run. Baby Boomers schedule their end of summer dance O AK RUN C W Carol AnnWheeler 000A8NZ 000C6UX 000C70U CANADIAN MEDS 000C67Y 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 Dont Delay Avoid Waiting CALL TODAY Celebrate Our One Year Anniversary With Siemans Employee Pricing If you want to pay more for better hearing . 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Friday, August 3, 2012 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com www.smcitizen.com 8 ~ Friday, August 3, 2012 A Miami-Dade-based federal judge ruled against Republican voters in that county, who had sued for the right to vote for state attorney in the Aug. 14 primary. The primary features Democratic candidates only. But there are write-in candidates listed, and that means that technically the Democratic primary winner faces opposition in the general election. That closed the primary to only Democrats, who, practically, will choose the next state attorney. No write-in candidate has ever won in Florida. An attorney generals opinion by Katherine Harris back in 2000 said that write-in candidates meant that there was opposition in November, even though the write-in doesnt appear on the ballot, thereby closing primaries that only had one party field candidates. Republican voters in Miami-Dade balked this year, and demanded the right to vote. They were denied that right. Harris decision went against the will of the people, who had adopted a state constitutional amendment that required an open primary when only one party fielded candidates. Here in Marion County, the situation is the same in a couple of County Commission races, where the Republicans have races including incumbent Stan McClain and Mike Amsden. However, although there are no Democrats running, there are write-ins listed in each race, and therefore only Republicans can vote on Aug. 14 in these two races. I have mixed feelings about this situation. One part of me says that the state should not go against the will of the people, who clearly indicated that they wanted an open primary in this situation, write-in candidates notwithstanding. The idea was not to disenfranchise voters who had a legitimate right to make a decision electing local officials. Another part of me says, though, that if the opposing party, that would be Democrats around here and Republicans in MiamiDade, cant find someone to run against the other party, then its their fault. You cant tell me that with the booming population of Miami-Dade, there isnt one Republican willing to throw their hat in the ring and run for state attorney. I would, however, suggest that the Florida Legislature take this matter up next session, perhaps passing a law that would allow everyone to vote in a situation such as this. And if our legislators fail to act, then it would be up to the people to pass a new amendment, or perhaps an amendment to the amendment, that clarifies what the voters of Florida intended all along, that no voters should be disenfranchised. Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. He can be reached at 352-854-3986 or editor@westmarion-messenger.com. PUBLISHER : GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Citizen The opinions expressed in South Marion Citizen editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns. Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 854-3986. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via e-mail. Names and communities will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Not all contributions are printed. Letters longer than 550 words may be regarded as columns and printed on a space-available basis, and writers will be limited to one contribution per week. The deadline is one week prior to each Fridays issue. Send letters to: The South Marion Citizen Editor, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@smcitizen.com. W ork has started on State Road 200 at the spot where the new overpass, or if you prefer the new-fangled term flyover, will dump traffic into the six-lane highway. The overpass will connect 42nd Street Southwest, on the east side of Interstate 75, to SR 200. That same 42nd Street is currently the western end of the 31st Street extension, which somehow winds its way around southern Ocala to become 42nd Street, over by Trinity Catholic High School. Its the 17th Street bypass, you know, the bypass where the speed limit on the wideopen road is slower than the speed limit, for the most part, on the congested road its bypassing. So with all that traffic logic as a foundation, the new road is going to feed traffic that is traveling with little interruption along southern Ocala directly onto SR 200, where stop-and-go and waiting at traffic lights is a way of life, just a short distance west of the Interstate and its bottleneck traffic lights. Were not sure how this is going to help, especially for those coming from the east. Its just going to be another of those lights that plague folks heading out of town. If youre on 200, youre obviously going to have to have a longer stop at this intersection. The only way to prevent this is to have a long green light, meaning a long red light on the road coming from the bypass, meaning traffic will suddenly be backing up on that road. What a dilemma! Who gets the longer green light? It could be a blessing for those coming from the west. If a long, very long, turn lane is provided, making a right turn and going across the overpass to 27th Avenue, then having the choice of going in three directions, could be much faster than staying on SR 200 and fighting the Interstate and college-area traffic, with the myriad of lights and wild left turns. Anyhow, with the construction having started, its obvious that the end is in sight, although somewhat distant still. When it arrives and the new road is opened, well have to see if its beneficial. We hope it will be, but we still have our doubts. S UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Still not sure about road plans Judge refuses open primary plea Jim Flynn Columnist LETTERS TO THE EDITOR A Constitutional reason for a right to bear arms Jim Clark Editor READER OPINIONS INVITED S ome gun control advocates, such as the mayor of New York City, couldnt resist the opportunity presented by the Aurora, Colorado, theater massacre to lobby for public attention. Gun rights and gun control advocates spend millions of dollars annually advocating their positions. The Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms is well established. Limitations on control have been defined in numerous legal decisions. Nonetheless, occurrences such as Aurora and the 2011 Tucson, Arizona, assassination attempt on Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords motivate control advocates to try again for more restrictions. Even in Great Britain, which has stringent gun control and a very low rate of homicides, there is an occas ional outbreak of armed aggression and multiple victims. The problem there and the problem here are not about firearms. Theyre about lunacy. Because the Aurora Theatre shooter carried several guns to the scene of the crime, including at least one assault weapon, and had accumulated 6,000 rounds of ammunition, discussions are likely to focus on fire power, instead of on the shooter and how he accumulated his arsenal without being noticed. Background checking might be effective for identifying felons and people with gun-abuse histories, but its unlikely to identify current erratic behavior or dangerous thinking. We have a long-time fantasy centered around the conveniently ignored first clause of the Second Amendment to our Constitution: A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state Why arent gun owners required to attend citizens militia musters periodically. Second Amendment thumpers are captivated only by the second phrase the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. Because we have a standing army and National Guard units in every state, justification for a militia is considered obsolete. Where is that written? What the founders meant by a well-regulated militia was an armed citizenry, the importance of which they learned early in the American Revolution. Our new nation had to rely on citizen militias to confront the invading British army in the early battles. The founders saw local militias necessary not only to engage invading armies but also to resist tyrants. In his Commentaries on the Constitution, Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story noted that the right to keep and bear arms is a strong moral check against the arbitrary power of rulers. He said a disarmed population is powerless to resist or overthrow a tyrannical government. In the Federalist Papers, James Madison said great force can be brought to bear by an armed citizenry. He doubted that an armed militia of millions of citizens fighting for common liberties under self-appointed officers could ever be defeated by a tyrannical government. Those conflicted over gun control might consider citizen militias as way to uncover those who are unfit for gun ownership and collect their weapons before they can do harm. A less selective reading of the Second Amendment would seem to say that those who own firearms are automatically volunteer members of a citizen militia. See you at the muster next Saturday! Volunteer correspondents are being sought for Palm Cay, Pine Run, Spruce Creek North, Spruce Creek Preserve and other areas. Please call Jim Clark at 352-854-3986 for details. Editors Note: After today, no further letters will be published about issues or candidates on the Aug. 14 primary ballot.Try being fairOne thing this president has accomplished is the dividing of America into classes more than anytime in our history. It is embarrassing to hear fellow seniors condemning our capitalist system, declaring war on those among us who have made millions during their lifetime. I always thought that was the American dream, work hard, invest wisely and you can enjoy success levels that are unattainable in other countries throughout the world. I commend any and all who have accomplished this and am in no way jealous of their financial success. And yes, I believe Romney and everyone else who pays their taxes by the rules, and on time, pays enough, pays their fair share. When I file our taxes, I dont make up percentages, I just look at the income tax tables and pay the amount called for. Looking at the whole picture, since the top 10 percent pay close to 90 percent of the taxes, just how much do you think is enough? It is also the right of individuals to invest their own money anywhere they choose as long as its legal. Smart investors look for tax shelters and the best returns, there is nothing wrong with that. For those who have no understanding of economics or even our tax code, Romney pays taxes at the capital gains rate since all of his income comes from investments, none from taking salaries. His rate is not less than most of us pay because nearly 50 percent pay no income taxes at all and a large portion of those who pay nothing, somehow get large refunds. I do have a major problem with this form of welfare! Some have really learned how to milk the system. All have the right to question the many ways men avoided the draft, but if you want to single out conservatives, you might check to find just how many famous liberals did not serve in the military. In Romneys case, he became a missionary to France, and believe me, France needs missionaries as much as any country I can think of. That is a very honPLEASESEELETTERS PAGE9 BY ELOISE HOLLYFIELD ejh2025@gmail.com A good deed, travel opportunities, entertainment, and more constitute this weeks OTOW Happenings! Lions Club In addition to the many charities the OTOW Lions Club supports, members are always ready to lend a helping hand when an emergency arises, so club members were quick to answer the call to help Tropical Storm Debby victims. Members gathered clothing, food, and other nonperishable items, and Tuesday, July 24, Lions Estelle Clark, Ed Michelson, Carol DeYoung, and Steve Snowman transported these goods to a distribution center set up in Live Oak. Over 53 families, composed of approximately 350 people, were helped. As always, clubs members exemplified the Lions Club International motto, We Serve! Anyone interested in becoming part of this dynamic group should contact PDG Lion Estelle Clark at 352-861-7358 or at pdgestelle@yahoo.com. Master the PossibilitiesMaster the Possibilities Education Center (8415 S.W. 80th St.) will publish its Fall Catalog of Programs on Aug. 15, which will cover all offerings (about 300 programs!) for the months of September through December. A copy of the program can be picked up at the Center or Freedom. It will also be available online at masterthepossibilities.com. Registration begins online or by phone (352-854-3699) on Aug. 15. The number and variety of classes is indeed impressive. General interest, art, computer, health and wellness, film series and discussion groups are included and all are open to the public. With approximately 7,000 users, this lifelong learning center is a Lions Club helps victims of Tropical Storm Debby well-established part of the community. Why not discover for yourself why those who use this value resource consider it to be a great one, and a lot of fun, too! be a great resource. In addition to information available at masterthepossibilities.com, you may contact the Dan Dowd, the Director of Education, by e-mail at dan_dowd@otowfl.com. For information about On Top of the World Communities, visit http://www.OnTopoftheWorldCommuniti es.com Bowling LeagueHello, bowlers and future bowlers! July is nearly over, and September will quickly follow August, so its time to start thinking about bowling. Our Monday Bowling League will start up again on Sept. 10 at 3 p.m. at the Galaxy West Lanes, preceded by a short business meeting at 2:30 p.m. and about 10 minutes of practice. We are looking for bowlers to replace members who will not be bowling this year. Please note that we are a handicapped non-sanctioned fun league and have a wide variety of men and women bowlers averaging scores anywhere from 88 to 189. The only membership requirement our league has is that one must is be a resident of On Top of the World or Stone Creek. If you are at all interested in joining us, please let us know by calling Jerry Roney at 352-873-4327.On the Road Again Bob Woods wishes to inform readers that in the latest edition of the OTOW World News, he made a terrible mistake. He stated that his Washington, D.C. trip was to be Dec. 12, 2013, but the correct date of departure is Sept., 12, 2013. In regards to this trip, there are a total on eight seats remaining before he begins to create a stand-by list. There is no further news as of this date on the Montreal/Quebec trip, scheduled sometime in July 2013, but Bob says he should have information on prices and dates sometime in August and will inform readers as soon as this information is available. The cruise on the Royal Caribbeans Enchantment of the Seas, departing Port Canaveral of May 20, 2013, still has a few cabins of choice available. If you think you might want to go on this four-night, five-day trip to the Bahamas, call Bob. Flyers and the enrollment process for all of Bobs On the Road Again trips can be found on his website at bobwoodsontheroadagain.com or by giving him a call at 352-8540702. Entertainment GroupThe Entertainment Group, in conjunction with Sullivan Cadillac Buick GMC, opens its 11th Annual Show Series on Saturday, Sept. 29, at 7 p.m. At PHOTOS BY STEVEN SNOWMANBoth photos show recipients of aid load up supplies. PLEASESEEOTOW PAGE26 000C69Y Need a GREAT change in your life? The new putting green is just another reason to live at The Bridge at Ocala! Move to The Bridge where warmth, charm and gracious hospitality is a way of life. We have everything but YOU! Relax and make us your home now! AN ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY M i s s t h e g o l f c o u r s e ? Miss the golf course? C o m e t r y o u r n e w p u t t i n g g r e e n Come try our new putting green! 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!!! RSVP (352) 873-2036 2800 SW 41st St., Bldg. 200 Ocala, FL 34474 Are you looking for me? S TEPHANIE Cell 352-229-0248 854-1178 8820 SR 200, Suite B Next to Divine Providence Resale Tuesday, Thursday, Friday-5 Saturday-12 000C77U Im at The Cutting Edge 000C6GB National Cremation Society FREE Seminar 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 Financing Available Please, First-Time Attendees Only Floridas Oldest and Largest N ATIONAL C REMATION S OCIETY 352-728-0093 Please call for reservations Limited Seating Complimentary Breakfast will be provided Red Lobster 3393 S.W. College Road Fri., August 17 11:00 a.m. Oceans Buffet 3425 S.W. College Road Thur., August 16 11:00 a.m. Stone Creek Grill 9676 S.W. 62nd Loop Mon., August 20 9:00 a.m. Logans Roadhouse 2621 S.W. 19th Avenue Fri., August 24 11:00 a.m. Golden Corral 2111 S.W. College Road Wed., August 8 and 22 11:00 a.m. Oasis Restaurant 7651 SR 200 Circle Sq. Plaza Thur., August 9 9:30 a.m.

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Saturday, Sept. 29 Trash to Treasure saleThe Church of the Advent will be presenting its annual Trash to Treasure sale on Saturday, Sept. 29. This is an outdoor event. Spaces are 10 feet x 10 feet and rent for $15 ea. Crafters, flea market and food vendors are invited to participate. Many spaces will be in the shade, these will be assigned on a first come basis. The church is at 11251 County Road 484, just in front of the new fire station. For registration and information call Al Sickle at 352-208-5664 or Maryanne Brennan at 352-347-2428. Monday, Oct. 1 Knights plan golf tournament The Knights of Columbus Council 9649 is having its fifth annual Queen of Peace Charity Scramble Golf Outing at Stone Creek Golf Club on Monday, Oct. 1 (rain date is Oct. 8). Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at 8:00am. Registration fee is $65 per person and includes a packet of free items, complimentary morning coffee, golfers buffet lunch, and golf with cart. There will be door prizes and a chance to win hole-in-one prizes including $10,000 or iPAD or two airline tickets to any city in the continental U.S. Proceeds will permit the Knights to continue their support of Marion County charities. Contact Fred Roberts prior to Sept. 17 at 352-502-3093 for details and registration form. Saturday, Oct. 6 Palm Cay Craft Fair On Oct. 6, Palm Cay will conduct its craft fair, which is open to the public. The fair will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the clubhouse. There will be a baked good sale going on at the same time and also a quilt raffle. The kitchen will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to buy a hot dog and drink for lunch. Friday, Oct. 19 Two-day VFW flea marketThe annual VFW flea market is Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19-20, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Table rental is $10 per day or $15 for both days. Call Phoebe at 352-854-8535 for table rentals. Taking donations, both small and large, to benefit veterans and their families. Small donations may be dropped off at the post. Call John S. at 352-861-8484 or John W. at 352-207-1931 for larger donations of furniture for pick-up. Sunday, Oct. 21 Teams sought for Chili Cook Off Teams from organizations or businesses are being sought to prepare and sell their chili at the first Red Hot Rescue Chili Cook Off to benefit Ocala Wildlife Sanctuary (OWLS). Event will be Sunday, Oct. 21 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ocala Muni Golf Club The entry fee is $25 per team and each team is allowed to retain their chili sale proceeds or donate them to their favorite charity. For art and craft vendors wanting to sell items, the price is $25 for an 8-foot inside space (no table or chair included) and $20 for an outside 12x12 space (no tables or chairs included). The deadline for submitting applications is Sept. 3. Call 352-291-1962 or email pbennighof@gmail.com for applications and/or more information. Saturday, Nov. 3 Dining in the Dark The Florida Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired will have its second annual Dining in the Dark banquet on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 6 p.m. at the Hilton Ocala, 3600 S.W. 36th Ave.. Tickets are $45 individual and $80 couple.Event includes silent auction, raffle and dinner. For tickets call 352-873-4700 or email admin@flblind.org. Friday, August 3, 2012 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 22 ~ Friday, August 3, 2012 www.smcitizen.com M AINTAIN THE H EALTH OF Y OUR B USINESS Advertise in St. Jude Catholic CommunityThe Bereavement Group for those grieving the loss of a loved one will meet on Tuesdays, Aug. 14 and Aug. 28, at 1 p.m. Meetings are open to anyone in the community with a need to share their feelings of grief. Please call the church office at 352-3470154 prior to each meeting you plan to attend. Creole Masses for the Haitians in our community are celebrated every second and fourth Sunday of the month at 5 p.m. The next dates are Aug. 12 and Aug. 26. Classes for our LifeLong Religious Education Program resume this month. Sunday classes begin Aug. 26 and Wednesday Sacramental classes start at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 29. Registrations continue to be accepted for the 2012-2013 school year. Parents are required to attend a mandatory Orientation meeting on Saturday, Aug. 4, at 1 p.m. The St. Jude venue for used items, Anthonys Attic, will not be open on Wednesdays for business during August. Regular hours will resume in September.Maranatha Baptist Church After the summer break, the AWANA (Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed) program is scheduled to start up the Sunday after school starts which will be Aug. 26. It is held each Sunday evening from 6 to 7:30 for children ages 4 to 18. The program is under the direction of Commander Chris Bailey and Vanessa Bailey. They want to share the love of Christ. AWANA is an exciting program of Christian learning and games of competition with awards. AWANA is an ongoing program and registration is always open. For further information, please call 352-3475683. Maranatha Baptist Church is inviting all AWANA children and their friends who do not have a Church Home to a Back to School Celebration at the Church on Saturday, Aug. 25 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be a barbecue and games outside and in the fellowship hall. Please call the Church at 352-347-5683 for further information. We have a place for every child here at Maranatha Baptist! For our kids from kindergarten to grade 5, we have our Kidz Connect ministry. We meet once a month on the second Friday at 6 p.m. at the church. For students from grade 6 to grade 12, we have our teen ministry Tranzformers, which meets on the third Friday each month at 6 p.m. at the church. Each ministry combines fun, connecting with others and ultimately connecting with the God who created them. Come check us out! Pastor Mike Swingle, the youth pastor, has planned many activities for young people. On Sunday, Aug. 26, the childrens choir, J.A.M. (Jesus And Me) will begin after the summer break. All children from 1st through 12th grade are invited to participate. Ms. Pat Haas is the director and welcomes the children to choir practice from 5 to 6 p.m. on Sunday evenings at the church. Ms. Pat teaches the children that it is easy and enjoyable to part of the J.A.M. choir. Maranatha Baptist Church is at 525 Marion Oaks Trail in Marion Oaks. Please call 352-347-5683 for further information and directions to the church. Church of the Advent VBSThe Church of the Advent will be presenting its annual Vacation Bible School program from Aug. 6 to 11. All children between the ages of 4 and 11 are invited to attend this free program. Our theme will be The Amazing Desert Journey. Each child will be having fun interacting bible stories, music, crafts as well as games while learning the prayer of Jesus (The Lords Prayer). Registrations forms are available at the church., or via email. You may call the church at 352-465-7272, Mrs. Florence at 352-566-6934. or via e-mail to jsickle391@gmail.com. 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. 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. Community Bible StudyCommunity Bible Study (CBS) will begin a 30-week study of the books of Amos and Isaiah on Thursday, Sept. 6, from 9:45 to 11:45 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Beverly Hills. This class is open to both men and women and includes a program for children 5-years and younger. Pre-registration is necessary. To register or for more information please call Lu at 352-433-9834 or Bob at 352-274-1976. RELIGION CONTINUED FROM PAGE 19 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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Friday, August 3, 2012 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com 6 ~ Friday, August 3, 2012 www.smcitizen.com FAMILY FEATURES P otatoes are the ultimate comfort food, but a few twists on classic side dishes like mashed potatoes, salads and casseroles can take potatoes to a whole new level. With so many delicious types available year-round, its easy to create exciting and nutritious side dishes that can be the highlight of any meal. Heres what you need to know about the seven different potato types to help you start experimenting with different colors, textures, cooking methods and flavor additions: Fingerlings These small, slender fingersized potatoes range from two to four inches in length. They come in a wide range of skin and flesh colors and most possess a firm, waxy texture, which makes them ideal for potato salads. Pan-frying enhances their robust flavor and showcases their wonderful nutty or buttery tastes. Petites Petites share the same flavor and texture as their full-sized cousins, but their flavors are actually more concentrated, and they cook more quickly. Petites can be found in red, white, yellow, brown and purple, and make delicious roasted potatoes and potato salads. Purples/Blues Purple/blue potatoes have a deep purple skin with flesh that ranges from purple to almost white. The moist, firm flesh retains its shape and adds rich colors and a mild, yet distinctly nutty flavor to tossed salads. They are also sensational roasted. Reds Reds are widely known for their rosy red skin and white flesh. The moist, waxy flesh stays firm and flavorful through out cooking, making it ideal for roasting. The slightly sweet, always-tender texture comple ments any dish, and the vibrant red skin adds appealing color and pizzazz to potato salad, soups and stews. Russets Russets are characterized by a brown, netted skin and white flesh. The delicate potato flavor and grainy texture of a baked russet creates light and fluffy mashed potatoes and crispy pan-fried potatoes. Whites This all-purpose potato has a white flesh and white (sometimes light tan) skin. They are slightly dense and creamy, with a subtly sweet flavor. Their delicate, thin skins add just the right amount of texture to mashed potatoes without the need for peeling. Grilling whites brings out a more full-bodied flavor; or use them in soups and stews. Yellows This type boasts golden skin and golden flesh. Grilling gives them a crispy skin, which enhances the dense and buttery texture, and gives them a slightly sweet, caramelized flavor. Their naturally smooth texture also lends itself well to lighter versions of baked or roasted potatoes. To get more healthy potato recipes and to sign up for the US Potato Boards weekly recipe email, visit www.potatogoodness.com. You can also like the USPB on Facebook at www.facebook.com/potatoestatersandspuds to enter contests, sign up for sweepstakes and get new recipes with a community of potato lovers.Spinach and Artichoke Heart Two Potato CasseroleMakes 8 servings Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 1 hour 30 minutes 1 pound red potatoes 1 pound Yukon Gold potatoes 1 1/4 cups vegetable broth or stock 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese 1 teaspoon garlic salt 4 ounces Neufchatel (1/3-less fat) cream cheese 4 ounces fat-free cream cheese 1 7.5-ounce jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained and chopped 1 6-ounce bag baby spinach, coarsely chopped 1/2 cup sliced green onions Preheatovento425Fandcoata9-inchsquare baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Cut potatoes in half lengthwise. Place cut side down on a board and slice very thinly. Place in a large bowl and set aside. Heat broth, Parmesan, garlic salt, cheeses and artichoke hearts in a medium saucepan until cheeses are melted. Stir in spinach and cook until wilted. Stir mixture into potatoes with green onions, mixing well to coat potatoes as evenly as possible. Spread in prepared dish and bake for 30 m in utes. Cover loosely with foil and reduce tempera ture to 375F; cook for 1 hour more or until potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork. Quick Tip: To shave an hour off the cook time, boil potatoes for 5 minutes or until tender, then drain well. Prepare as directed above then bake at 425F for 30 minutes.Mediterranean Mashed Potatoes Makes 4 servings Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 10 to 13 minutes 1 1/4 pounds russet potatoes, cut into 1-inch cubes (best for light and fluffy mashed potatoes), or 1 1/4 pounds white or red potatoes, cut into 1-inch cubes (best for creamier mashed potatoes) 1/2 cup nonfat plain yogurt 1/2 cup fat-free milk 1 1/2 tablespoons heart-healthy buttery spread 1/4 teaspoon sea salt (or 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt) 1/2 cup reduced-fat Italian blend shredded cheese 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped 2 tablespoons snipped fresh basil 2 green onions, sliced 1 2.2-ounce can sliced ripe olives, drained Freshly ground pepper to taste Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add potatoes and cook for 10 minutes or until tender; drain well. Transfer back to pot and mash well, then stir in yogurt, milk, buttery spread and salt. Gently stir in remaining ingredients and cook for 2 to 3 minutes more to heat through. Freshways toenjoy potatoclassics A medium size potato (5.3 ounces) with skin is 110 calories, has no fat, sodium or choles terol, provides 45 percent of the Daily Value of vitamin C, and has more potassium than a banana.Roasted Fingerling Potato Salad with Lemon and ThymeRecipe created by Laura Bashar, Family Spice, www.familyspice.com Makes 6 servings Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 20 to 25 minutes Cool time: At least 10 minutes Salad 1 1/2 pounds fingerling potatoes (mixed colors), cut into 1/2-inch circles 1 red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch cubes 1 red onion, cut into 1-inch cubes (do not separate layers) 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper Dressing 1/4 cup light or olive oil based mayonnaise 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon zest 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper Preheat oven to 425F. Toss all salad ingredients together in a large bowl. Spread in a single layer on a large baking sheet and cook for 20 to 25 minutes or until potatoes start to brown. Let cool for at least 10 minutes. Meanwhile, whisk together all dressing ingredients in a medium bowl; toss with cooled vegetables. Serve at room temperature or chilled. Spinach and Artichoke Heart Two Potato Casserole Roasted Fingerling Potato Salad with Lemon and Thyme Mediterranean Mashed Potatoes Sunday, Aug. 19 Afternoon of music offered by Jazz SocietyThe Ocala Jazz Society returns to the VFW Post 4781, across from Oak Run, on the third Sunday of each month, 2 to 5 p.m. This month the date is Aug. 19 The group plays more than jazz including favorite songs from past year. Dancing is encouraged. Admission is $2 and benefits Hospice in memory of Bea Wilson, founder of the Jazz Society. For more info call Gladys at 352-854-8930.Saturday, Aug. 25 Hard Rock Casino tripSt. Jude Catholic Community is sponsoring another bus trip to the Hard Rock Caf and Casino in Tampa on Saturday, Aug. 25. Tickets are $30 per person. Each person gets $25 returned for free play plus a $5 food voucher. The bus will leave the church parking lot, 443 Marion Oaks Drive in Marion Oaks, at 8 a.m. and return around 5 p.m. Please contact Ghislaine at 352-245-9962 for more information and reservations.Wednesday, Sept. 5 Flag football at Joy Lutheran Believe it or not it is time to get ready for fall football. Registration is now open for all boys and girls from kindergarten through 6th grade, of Marion County and Ocala, for Upward Flag Football or Cheerleading. Registration may be called in or dropped off at the church office between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, Sept. 5 through Sept. 8. The cost is $65 for football and includes a jersey, belt and flags, car magnet and end-of-season award. Cheerleading costs $65 and includes a uniform, megaphone, poms, hair ribbon, car magnet and end-of-season reward. Football shorts and cheerleading turtle necks are optional. Cleats are recommended. Scholarships are available. Practice begins Tuesday, Sept. 18 and the first game is Saturday, Sept. 22 at Joy Lutheran Church Hope Field. Upward is a nondenominational Christian sports ministry where every child plays, learns and is a winner. So come on out and join the fun. Volunteers are needed to help coach, referee, assist, time keep and work with the participants in either football or cheerleading. For more information contact Pastor Ed Holloway, 352854-4509 ext. 223. Joy Lutheran Church is at 7045 SW 83rd Place at SR 200, Ocala. 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Countryside ice cream socialCountryside Presbyterian Church will hold an ice cream social following the 10:30 am worship service on Sunday, Aug. 12. The church is at 7768 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. The public is invited and for further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633. Tuesday, Aug. 14 Hospice support group All caregivers are invited to a new Support Group at Hospice of Marion County on Aug. 14, from 3-4 p.m. in the Education Center at 3231 S.W. 34th Ave. Ocala. Caregivers of loved ones with any disease or illness are welcome. The group will offer an opportunity to connect with others in the same situation and provide guidance as well as emotional and spiritual support. Call 352-854-5200 for additional information. Saturday, Aug. 18 Hot Summer Night in Dunnellon Saturday, Aug. 18 from 5 to 9 pm, Dunnellons Historic Village will host Hot Summer Night, a late summer favorite of locals looking for something to do once the sun goes down in Dunnellon. The last Saturday night before public school starts here, will find shops in the village open until 9 p.m. for a little cooler shopping than daytime in August. A cruise in for antique and classic cars adds interest in the street on West Pennsylvania Ave. Those planning to cruise in can call Cheryl Lawson at 352-208-5512 for details. Local artists and vendors will set up along the street to show and sell their wares. The Village welcomes a new art gallery next door to Two Sisters Antiques who will be welcoming guests to see their new venture that night. Empanadas will be sold in front of the Annie Johnson Thrift Shop and a portion of the proceeds will be given to help Marion County homeless students through the Marion County School Board. Grumbles House Antiques and Garden Shop will host an open music jam so those playing an instrument or loving to sing, should stop by and join the fun. Abigails Cafe, Dunnellon Police Department, My New Old Chair, Two Sisters Antiques, Creations by Clovis, Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop and Always Something are some of the businesses hosting the event and those that will be open the night of the event. The Historic Village is looking for vendors to set up booths to sell or run games for the event. For more information, call Heidy at 352-465-2555. Post-Polio group to meet The North Central Florida Post Polio Support Group will present the program What is Post-Polio Syndrome? on Aug. 18 from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Collins Health Resource Center, 9401 State Road 200, Building 300, Suite 303 in Ocala. The program is a video explaining what PPS is and how to deal with it in your daily life. Carolyn Raville, the Support Group president, will host the program. Please R.S.V.P to Carolyn s at 352-489-1731 by Aug. 16 if you plan to attend. 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Friday, August 3, 2012 ~ 25 www.smcitizen.com 4 ~ Friday, August 3, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Community calendar 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 This weeks puzzle answers Saturday, Aug. 4 Book sale at libraryThe Friends of the Ocala Library will hold their quarterly book sale in Rooms B and C of the main library on Silver Springs Boulevard on Saturday, Aug. 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thousands of gently-used books will be on sale, hardcovers at 50 cents, and paperbacks at 25 cents each. Come for a good read and help the Friends in their ongoing goal of helping the main library with non-budgeted items, including the successful childrens programs. And go to friendsoftheocalalibrary.org to learn how to become a member of the Friends.Chess club to meet The chess club that formed at the Freedom Public Library meets the first Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grab your board and chess pieces and come on down. Interested persons are invited to attend for a rousing game of chess. Its your move! For more information, call Ron at 352-873-2276.AUCE pancakes offered at churchFive dollars will get visitors to Crossroads Church on Aug. 4 all you can eat pancakes, sausage and drink. The event runs from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at 8070 S.W. 60th Ave.Historical Novel group to meet Michele Wirt, President of the Citrus Cultural Alliance, will be the featured speaker at the Aug. 4 meeting of the Florida Chapter, Historical Novel Society. She has a Master of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Florida and currently is Associate Professor of Art and Humanities at the Citrus Campus of the College of Central Florida. With a power point presentation and a subsequent question and answer session, Wirt will explain the mission, purpose, and goals of the Alliance which was formed a little more than year ago as an answer to a broader query about the Citrus County cultural landscape and the need for a non-profit consortium of business, government, individuals, and arts organizations to enhance and support the economic base and cultural environment of the County. The Florida Chapter of the Historical Novel Society meets at 1 p.m. on the first Saturday of every month in the Community Room at the Central Ridge Library, 425 W. Roosevelt Blvd., in Beverly Hills. Everyone is welcome to attend the meetings. For more information call Marian Fox 352-726-0162 or go to http://www.fchns.org. Hospice helping Stuff the Bus Hospice of Marion County has joined the annual Stuff the Bus campaign, which provides school supplies for homeless children. Items needed include new backpacks, binders, notebooks, pens, pencils, socks, shoes, clothing and personal care products such as deodorant and shampoo, and laundry detergent. Donations will be collected Aug. 4-10 at the Hospice of Marion County Thrift Store in Jasmine Square (6114 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala). The stores are open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.Thursday, Aug. 9 Clothe the children The Altar and Rosary Society of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Dunnellon will be hosting a Clothe the Children drive on Thursday, Aug. 9 in the church hall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the church hall. New and used clothing will be distributed to families in need. Applications will be available at the door. For more information, call 352-489-1984. Palm Cay GOP to meetOn Aug. 9, the Palm Cay Republican Club will be holding its monthly meeting at the Oasis Club in Palm Cay. The speaker is Mike Graves. Mike is a candidate for Public Defender. The Club will then be open for discussion on the upcoming proposal to increase the sales tax. The meeting will begin promptly at 7 p.m. and last until 8. Refreshments will be served after the meeting. For more information please contact James Pettus, 352438-9662. Federal retirees to gatherThe National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Chapter 2279 of Ocala, and their spouses, will meet at the Olive Garden Restaurant, Aug. 9, at 1 p.m. for lunch and a short meeting. Any members in the area are welcomed. Saturday, Aug. 11 School readiness event The annual back-to-school splash at Crossroads Church is set for Aug. 11, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The first 200 children will get a backpack filled with school supplies. Haircuts will also be offered. Games, a bounce house, water slides and food are part of the fun. Crossroads Church is at 8070 S.W. 60th Ave.Band concert scheduled for two days Please join the Kingdom of the Sun Concert Band for our By Request performances on Saturday, Aug. 11 at 2 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 12 at 3 p.m. The concerts are held at the Marion Technical Institute (MTI), 1614 S.E. Fort King St., Ocala. All performances are FREE and open to the public. The By Request concert series features returning guest vocalist David Delk and our own Marcia Muncaster. Musical selections include: Johanna from Sweeney Todd; a medley from Oklahoma; Cole Porter on Broadway; A Tribute to Elvis Presley; The Ultimate Patriotic Singalong, and many others. For more information, call 352-624-9291, or visit our website at http://kingdomofthesunband.org.Flea Market at St. Jude St. Jude Catholic Communitys fifth annual flea market/yard sale is to be held on Saturday, Aug. 11, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the church grounds at 443 Marion Oaks Drive in Marion Oaks. 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The National Association of County and City Health Officials has recognized the Marion County Health Department for developing programs that are models for other local health departments to follow. Marion was among 39 local health departments in the nation that the association recognized for their innovative programs. The association named two Marion County programs Model Practices and one program a Promising Practice. Local health departments nationwide are great sources of innovative ideas and programs, said Robert M. Pestronk, the associations executive director. The beauty of these programs is that they can be replicated or adapted by other local health departments. Public Health Preparedness. Marions Public Health Preparedness Epidemiology Annex activation was named as a model practice. The department tested its emergency planning process in April 2009 when the epidemiology annex was activated in response to the H1N1 flu strain pandemic. The development and use of the planning document helped the department scale the response to the outbreak in order to best protect and promote the health of the residents of Marion County. Medical Reserve Corps. The Marion County Medical Reserve Corps strategic planning process was also identified as a model practice. The mission of the medical reserve corps is to engage volunteers to strengthen public health, emergency response and community resiliency. Strategic planning helped the medical reserve corps set long-term goals and identify the best approaches for achieving them. Dental Clinic Collaborations. The departments Dental Clinic collaboration with the College of Central Florida and Child Development Services of Ocala was recognized as a promising practice. By collaborating with the college, the dental clinic was able to expand from two cramped stations housed at the main Health Department facility to eight treatment areas, plus room for other services, at the colleges Hampton Center. This is the third consecutive year that Marion County Health Department programs have been noted as best or promising practices by the national association. In 2011 the association awarded the department one Model Practice and three Promising Practice awards. In 2010 the department earned one Promising Practice award. 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Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Pine Run Homes 4 Good 75 yr. old dining room chairs $60. (352) 873-6142 Vehicles Wanted BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 Vehicles Wanted WE BUY ANY VEHICLE Perfect Cond. or Not Titled,No title, No problem. Paying up to $25K any make, any model Call A.J. 813-335-3794/ 237-1892 Just call and see how easy it is to make money with the classifieds. 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Bowling is one of the most popular activities in the community, and is open to residents only. Dont think you have to be good bowler to join a leagueall levels of bowlers are welcome, and having fun is the only requirement. You can sign up by calling one of the league secretaries, Dick Blanck or Merle Gaugler. There are still a few openings left, but you should call soon. Check your Communicator for dates and times of the informational meetings in August. 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 352-2377152 for more information. Trips are open to the general public if space allows. Be one of the first groups to sail aboard the brand new cruise ship Celebrity Reflection departing from Miami on Jan. 5, 2013, with stops in San Juan, St. Maarten and St. Kitts. Reservations are being accepted for this seven night Eastern Caribbean cruise, with rates including all port charges, taxes, round-trip bus from Ocala, gratuities, and one-hour open bar cocktail party. Join your fellow baseball fans on Labor Day, Sept. 3, at Tropicana Field to see the New York Yankees play the Tampa Bay Rays. Game time is 1:10 p.m., and be sure to stop by the Ted Williams Baseball Hall of Hitters or the Rays Tank while you are there. Tickets are $99 each and include lower box seats on the third base side, transportation and drivers tip. Join in on the all-inclusive six day/five night stay at the 4-star Sunset Beach Resort and Spa in Montego Bay, Jamaica, from Sept. 16 to 21. Limited space is available. Enjoy the 43rd Annual Cedar Key Seafood Festival on Oct. 20. It features a parade in the morning, over 200 arts and crafts exhibits, great seafood at the City Park, live music, and an open house at the lighthouse on Seahorse Key for which shuttle boats are available. The cost is $28 and includes round-trip motor coach and gratuity for the driver. Lunch is on your own. We leave at 9 a.m. and return at 5 p.m. And dont forget to bring your camera and binoculars. 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. Dont miss out on the Halloween casino trip to Fort Lauderdale on Oct. 30-31, which includes three casino visits, free play money, food coupons and driver tips. Board the bus in Marion Landing and then spend the day at the Coconut Creek Casino and Hard Rock Casino. Overnight accommodations are at the LaQuinta Inn in Coral Springs, with free continental breakfast; and the second day is spent at Coconut Creek. Each casino gives you $30 back in free play and a food coupon. The package price is $125 per person/double occupancy; and a single is $165. Kick off the holiday season with a trip to Asheville, North Carolina, from Nov. 2 to 6. Visit the Biltmore Estate and see the spectacular holiday decorations and then on to Andersonville and the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center. The cost includes breakfasts, two lunches, four dinners and all taxes and gratuities.Diane Bress is Marion Landings Activities Director and an employee of Leland Management, Inc. LANDINGCONTINUED FROM PAGE 16 the request of many residents, this opening show will have a country-western theme. The Group presents The Glen Johnson Show. Glen offers music of some famous icons of western music, such Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Conway Twitty, Marty Robbins, and and many other great artists of that great music era. Opening for Glen will be Johnny Roberts, who brings his Southern Fried Comedy to the OTOW stage. Tickets go on sale Sept. 3 from 8:30 to10 a.m. in the ballroom of the H&R Building and every M-W-F thereafter. Thanks to the good folks at Sullivan Cadillac Buick GMC, ticket prices are $8 for general admission and $10 for reserved seating with a maximum of four per purchase. The show is available only to residents of all OTOW communities and Indigo East. The New PretendersThe New Pretenders announces its 2013 edition of Nostalgia, which will be presented Feb. 8, 9 and 10 in the ballroom of the H&R Building. Nostalgia is a nostalgic musical journey across America from the Copa in New York to Burbank, California at the NBC Studios and stops along the way. Long before computers, answering machines and cell phones, there was a time that was part of all of us. Instead of drive-throughs, there were drive-ins, Coke was Classic, and it came from the fountain or an odd shaped bottle, and the only survivor series on television consisted of Gilligan and his crew. Times have changed but have we? Do you still remember the first record you owned? How about sitting around the radio instead of the television? And every night was a classic car cruise. Was it really that long ago? Do you still remember Gene Autry singing Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer for the very first time? The times we often call our best years are what this show is all about. Stan Goldstein, TNPs band leader, says two new members have joined the band, one in the brass section and the other in the rhythm section. They are both devotees of the big band sound. The wardrobe staff, headed by Charlie Earl and MaryEthel Swing, has held its first meeting and, as usual, there are plans to come up with some glitzy costumes for the gals in the cast. Assistant Director Larry Wilver reports that cast members have been given the numbers they will be performing, and the band members each have their music books. OTOWCONTINUED FROM PAGE 21 W e are in the middle of International Clown Week. We usually think of them as circus comic performers; but other less grotesque styles have also developed, including theater, television, and film clowns. So, today we clown around a bit with some appropriate stories. Ironclad contractA clown moved into an apartment block reserved solely for circus performers. He liked everything about the apartment. It was well equipped with fancy stove, refrigerator, vacuum cleaner, washer and dryer. The only thing missing was an ironing board, something on which he could press his circus uniform after washing it. Why is there no ironing board? he asked the agent. Both the lion tamer and the juggler have one. You use the window ledge, like the other clowns, explained the agent. Its in your contract. Every clown has a sill for ironing. Educated clownKen went to an exclusive restaurant dressed in a clown suit. He had big floppy shoes, a red ball nose, and Bozo-type hair. The Maitre D said, Im sorry, sir, I cant let you in dressed like that. Our dress code is very strict. Gentlemen must wear a jacket and tie. Ken said, Please, sir, let me explain. I am a retired school administrator. I dress like this because I went to the Childrens Hospital today to cheer up the sick children. The Maitre D said, Well, sir, it is highly irregular. But having listened to the circumstances, Ill let you in. But dont try anything funny.Just punishmentThe King was tired of his jester and of his puns. If you dont make a pun at once, and a good one, youll be hanged, declared the monarch. All right, said the jester. Name a subject. Myself, said the King, the King. The King, quipped the clown, is not a subject. All right, said the King, still annoyed, why do you make fun of my figure? Because, said the jester, everyone likes to have fun at someone elses expanse. Well then, continued the monarch, why do you say that Queen Elizabeth was greater than Joan of Arc? Because Joan was a wonder, replied the clown, whereas Queen Elizabeth was a Tudor. Hang him, cried the King. But when the noose was placed around the jesters neck, the King relented to sparing his life if the jester would promise never to tell another pun. I promise, Your Majesty, said the clown solemnly. No noose is good news. And so the jester was hanged. A true punster never stops. Clown actsA cop stopped a clown with a desk strapped on his back, a typewriter under one arm, a wastebasket and a pencil sharpener under the other. What are you doing? asked the cop. The clown said, Impersonating an office, sir. I wasnt exactly the class clown, but I was the class trapeze artist. I was always getting suspended. Clowns get paid in funny money. A clown walked around a music store and said to the clerk, I want to buy that red trumpet and that accordion. The clerk said, You can buy that fire extinguisher, but I have to keep the radiator. When I was ten I ran away with a circus; but the police made me bring it back. The lady clown married the India-rubber man yesterday. Is that so? I thought shed do something like that. Why? She always wanted somebody she could twist around her fingers. Going to the dogs A man went to a circus where the clown act had a large dog that performed a number of tricks and ended by whining and bursting into tears. However, on this occasion the trainer simply could not get the dog to do any of this. The man in the audience went down and offered to help the clowns. He bent down and whispered for a minute or so into the dogs ear, whereupon the animal burst into weeping and whining such as was never heard before. What did you say to that animal? asked a bewildered clown. I just told him the facts, said the stranger. I told him the size of the national debt, the annual interest charge on it, the income tax rates, the high unemployment, the cost of foreign aid, and the cost of congressional junkets. Its enough to make anyone whine and weep. Getting some laughs from International Clown Week P UN ALLEY D F Dick Frank Health Department earns national recognition was also recognized in 2005 with one Model Practice award. Since 2003, the associations Model Practice program has honored local initiatives. All model practices are cataloged in an online, searchable database in areas ranging from immunization and maternal and child health to infectious diseases and emergency preparedness. 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Friday, August 3, 2012 ~ 27 www.smcitizen.com 2 ~ Friday, August 3, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Air Force Association At the recent Air Force Association state convention at Eglin AFB, Mike Emig of Ocala, State/Region President of the AFA, presents Lt. Gen. Bradley Heithold, Vice Commander HQ Special Operations Command, Washington, D.C., a donation certificate from the AFA Florida in the amount of $100 in his name to the AFA Wounded Airman Program. Find out more about the AFA Wounded Airman Program by attending the monthly meeting of the Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the AFA on Thursday, Aug. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Ocala Regional Airport Administration Building 750 S.W. 60th Ave. Suspect jailed for burglaryA burglary at a paint and body shop on Southwest 38th Street netted the suspect items worth $23,000, and a trip to jail. A former employee of the victim, DeFios, Samson W. Martin, 40, of Southwest 19th Place, faces charges of grand theft and commercial burglary, in addition to a violation of probation charge from Columbia County. As of Wednesday, he remained in the Marion County jail. James C. Myles, 42, of Southwest 103rd Street Road, was accused of armed residential burglary after he allegedly broke into a neighbors apartment. Her screams scared him away. Willie L. Jones, 72, of Southwest 15th Place, was accused of DUI after he was reportedly seen failing to stay in a single lane on State Road 40 near 80th Avenue. Time Round 2 nd Across from Jasmine Plaza located in Neighborhood Retail 7256 SW 62nd Ave. Suite 4 352-433-8378 000APCA 2nd Time Around Furniture & Home Decor Consignment 000AOV6 Your Full Service Jeweler HRS: M-F 9-5 SAT 9-1 Fine Jewelry Fast Repairs Patricia & Richard Laugen Gemologist AJP Goldsmith Friendship Center 8441 SW SR 200 Ste 101 237-2240 C USTOM D ESIGNS R EPAIRS W ATCH & C LOCK R EPAIRS A PPRAISALS N EXT T O F RIENDSHIP B ARBERS G e m G a l l e r i a J e w e l e r s Gem Galleria Jewelers B U Y I N G G O L D B U Y I N G G O L D BUYING GOLD www.gemgalleriajewelers.com www.consignmentjewelryocala.com FRIENDSHIP CENTER 8441 SW SR 200, #113 Ocala, FL 34481 (352) 237-4635 Fax: (352) 861-4646 CHELSEA SQUARE 3233 E. Silver Springs Blvd. Ocala, FL 34470 (352) 694-5003 Fax: (352) 694-6003 dB Hearing Solutions Hearing Solutions Darryl Pennington Board Certified Owner/Operator 000AOVG 000B2RH Independently Owned Susan Minicozzi Owner/Manager 97X12U9@curvesmail.com 6118 SW State Road 200 Ocala, Florida 34476 tel: 352-671-2878 fax: 352-861-6535 www.curveslocal.com/3229/ F.W.H. & Associates A Contracted General Agency INDIVIDUALS & FAMILY PERSONAL INSURANCE Health Insurance for All Ages Disability Income Insurance Dental Insurance Life Insurance Group Insurance Seniors 854-2100 7651 SW Hwy 200 Ste 108 Circle Square Plaza Ocala 000APT3 BlueCross BlueShield of Florida An Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association For a quote visit us at: thefloridahealthinsuranceexchange.com Wise Way Auto Sales, Inc. 9045 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala, FL 352-861-9473 For all your transportation needs, the only way, the Wise Way! Specializing in the like new cars without the hassles of a new car dealer! 000AP2M 000AP4Z Senior Living where... Our Family is Committed to Yours. Assisted Living Memory Care 9070 SW 80th Ave., Ocala, FL 34481 (352) 861-4444 ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY #9441 Representing Ocala area residents for over 40 years The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements Before you decide, ask us to send free written information about our qualifications and experience. 237-9225 W.E. BISHO P J R. Attorney At Law Admitted to the Florida Bar in 1965 ESTATE PLANNING WILLS TRUSTS and PROBATE REAL ESTATE CORPORATIONS 7743 S.W. S.R. 200 Next to the Mulch & Stone Emporium 000AOW7 000B2Q8 Magic Touch Salon 352-854-2111 Full Service Salon Walk-ins Always Welcome Located in the Friendship Center 000AP2Q 000AP2T Willits Financial Services, Inc. Phone: 352-368-7739 Cell: 352-275-6583 000APC1 The Dressing Room #1 Resale of Ladies Fine Apparel, Formal Wear, Bridal Wear, and Jewelry Dressing Room Across from Jasmine Plaza located in Neighborhood Retail The 352-237-5478 7256 SW 62nd Ave. Suite 3 000APB6 L OCAL S H O P L OCAL S HO L OCAL D INE L OCAL L OCAL B E L OCAL Support Your Neighborhood Businesses www.westmba.com 000C71B O CALA S F IRST F ULL S ERVICE R ETIREMENT C OMMUNITY H AWTHORNE E STATES INDEPENDENT LIVING Finally, a place you will call home!! 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BRIEFS INDEX Cherrywood......................13 Classifieds...........................26 Judis Journal.....................12 Marion Landing................16 Oak Run...............................20 Opinion..................................8 OTOW...................................21 Out to Pastor.....................11 Pun Alley...............................3 Puzzles.................................17CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & Businesses FRIDAY, AUGUST 3, 2012 VOLUME 18 NUMBER 10 www.smcitizen.com 28 ~ Friday, August 3, 2012 www.smcitizen.com BY JIM CLARK Editor As Aug. 1 arrives, its time to start taking longer looks at the tropics, and a couple of features stood out on Wednesday morning. The closest is described as disorganized showers and thunderstorms over Hispaniola, Puerto Rico and the central Caribbean associated with a westward moving tropical wave. It is given almost no chance of developing into a tropical storm, but it could bring some wet weather to our area over the weekend. As with most weak systems, however, it could fizzle out and not be a problem. Of more concern is a low pressure system that, as of Wednesday at 11 a.m., was about 1,000 miles east of the Windward Islands and moving westward at 15 to 20 mph. According to the National Hurricane Center, this system has a 60 percent chance, relatively high on the scale, of becoming a tropical cyclone by Friday. If it reaches tropical storm strength of 39 mph sustained winds, it would be named Ernesto. Check the radar link on our website. Tropics becoming active Woman of the YearCindy La Rosa was named the Woman of the Year recently by the Greater Ocala Womans Club. The club supports local charities including the Domestic/Sexual Assault Center, Ocala Youth Symphony, Ocala Civic Theatre, Munroe Foundation Nursing Scholarhip and others. The club represents women of different ages and diverse talents involved in programs and projects to address local, state and national needs. BY JIM CLARK Editor It may be a little early for some people to start thinking about it, but summer is rapidly coming to a close for students in Marion County. Malls and stores throughout Florida will have school on the mind this coming weekend. Floridas annual sales-tax holiday which runs Aug. 3-5 comes early this year, the states response to a few school districts decision to start classes the second week of August. The first day of school in Marion County isnt until Aug. 20, so parents hoping to save a few cents per dollar on clothes, shoes and school supplies will have to shop well in advance. The tax holiday, which applies to most but not all purchases, has traditionally fallen a week later. Regardless of when it occurs, the annual back-to-school tax break is always a busy weekend for retailers. Many hold sales and in-store promotions to attract choosy deal-seekers, even strategically pricing certain goods so that they fall just under the taxfree cap. Over the three-day holiday, the state waives sales tax on clothing and shoes priced $75 and lower, and school supplies up to $15. Of course, clothes are clothes, so adults can take advantage of the tax break, too. The Florida Retail Federation expects statewide sales growth over 2011s figures, despite a recent drop in national consumer confidence fueled by sluggish economic news. The National Retail Federation has estimated parents of K-12 students will spend $30.3 billion on back-to-school shopping this summer. In Florida, much of that business will occur this weekend. But a warning to shopaholics: Not everything is tax-free. Any item over the price thresholds will be assessed the normal rate. Sporting goods like shoulder pads and roller blades will be taxed. Accessories like watches, umbrellas and handkerchiefs are also not included in the holiday. And dont expect a price break on that Mickey T-shirt. The tax forgiveness will not apply at amusement parks, hotels and airports (likely to ensure visiting tourists dont cash in on Freedom! Sales tax holiday this weekend List of items, Page 24 PHOTOS BY MIKE ROPPELThe miniature horses had proportionately smaller jumps in their competition than bigger horses do. The person showing them guides the horse with its reins. The height of the bars was easily adjustable for different jumping competions. A bar was placed on the ground under the bar that was to be jumped over to guide the jumpers. Miniature horses perform at Equestrian Center BY MIKE ROPPEL Special to the Citizen Spectators had a good view of the miniature horses at the Ocala Equestrian Center on Sunday. Being under cover was a comfort from the hot sun and a sudden thundershower. There were a variety of classes. Some were based on the height of the horse in 2-inch increments There was also an obstacle course and jumping, as well as walking around the ring for the judges. A walk-through was given to the people showing the horses prior to the competition in the obstacle course, driving, and jumping competitions. In consideration of their size the horses were not ridden or saddled but walked through the competitions. This gave the persons showing quite a workout in Floridas hot weather. This miniature horse is the only entrant in the driving competition. School tax questions to be topic of discussion The ballot questions on taxes proposed by the MarionCounty Schools will be the topic of discussion on Tuesday, Aug. 7, at 6:30 p.m. at Live Oak Hall, Circle Square Commons, OTOW. The presentation will be by Jim Yancey, school superintendent. The event is hosted by the Marion County League of Women Voters and Master the Possibilities Education Program and is free to the public. The election is Aug. 14. Back-to-school immunization offeredThe Marion County Health Department is offering free back-to-school immunization clinics this summer. The walk-in clinics are scheduled for 8 a.m.-4:15 p.m. Monday-Friday at 1801 S.E. 32nd Ave. in Ocala. No appointment is needed, and the immunizations are free for children and young adults through age 18. Parents should bring their childs immunization records. New health requirements mean that children may need an additional polio vaccination before they can enter kindergarten. Some other requirements include: Kindergarten through the fourth grade: two doses of the varicella vaccine. Grades five to 11: one dose of the varicella vaccine. Tdap (tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis) vaccine is required for grades 7 through 10. Students entering a Florida school for the first time should have two doses of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine. For a complete list of required immunizations, visit the Florida Department of Health at http://floridashealth.com/ Disease_ctrl/immune/children. For information call the County Health Dept. at 352-629-0137, ext. 2017. 000C80T 1918 SW 17th St. AutoMaxOcala.com (see sales person for details) Pictures for illustation purposes only. All prices and payments are w ith $1,000 cash or trade equity plus tax, tag, and $395 administration fee. Payments are for 75 mont hs at 3.9% with approved credit. 2012 CHEVROLET MALIBU M533 2012 CHEVROLET COLORADO M335 2012 FORD F-150 M472 2012 FORD MUSTANG 2012 FORD F-150 M558 2012 HYUNDAI SONATA M544 2012 NISSAN MAXIMA M515 2011 INFINITI G37 SEDAN M491 2011 CADILLAC SRX M252 2011 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE M487 M548 Bring This Ad and Receive a $250 Gas Card with purchase. Not to be combined with any other offer 2012 CHRYSLER 200 M473 2012 FORD FOCUS M443 M477 2012 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN MSRP $26,095 AutoMax Price $ 17,995 $ 8,100 $ 269 mo. SAVINGS MSRP $30,960 AutoMax Price $ 17,995 $ 12,965 $ 269 mo. SAVINGS MSRP $19,845 AutoMax Price $ 14,995 $ 4,850 $ 225 mo. SAVINGS 2012 FORD ESCAPE M560 2012 GMC YUKON M500 M384 2011 NISSAN FRONTIER M350 2011 FORD EXPLORER M463 2011 CHEVROLET IMPALA MSRP $40,130 AutoMax Price $ 27,995 $ 12,135 $ 419 mo. SAVINGS MSRP $38,360 AutoMax Price $ 29,995 $ 8,365 $ 449 mo. SAVINGS MSRP $26,875 AutoMax Price $ 18,995 $ 7,880 $ 285 mo. SAVINGS MSRP $26,535 AutoMax Price $ 12,995 $ 13,540 $ 195 mo. SAVINGS MSRP $31,840 AutoMax Price $ 21,995 $ 9,845 $ 329 mo. SAVINGS MSRP $34,860 AutoMax Price $ 23,995 $ 10,865 $ 359 mo. SAVINGS M481 2012 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1500 MSRP $29,190 AutoMax Price $ 17,995 $ 11,195 $ 269 mo. SAVINGS M501 2012 DODGE JOURNEY 2012 DODGE RAM 1500 M555 MSRP $31,860 AutoMax Price $ 18,995 $ 12,865 $ 285 mo. SAVINGS MSRP $29,490 AutoMax Price $ 18,995 $ 10,495 $ 285 mo. SAVINGS MSRP $24,320 AutoMax Price $ 15,995 $ 8,325 $ 239 mo. SAVINGS MSRP $21,430 AutoMax Price $ 14,995 $ 6,435 $ 225 mo. SAVINGS MSRP $32,105 AutoMax Price $ 19,995 $ 12,110 $ 299 mo. SAVINGS M426 2012 JEEP LIBERTY M448 2012 FORD ECONOLINE CARGO 2012 NISSAN ALTIMA M496 MSRP $23,490 AutoMax Price $ 15,995 $ 7,495 $ 239 mo. SAVINGS MSRP $22,241 AutoMax Price $ 15,995 $ 6,246 $ 239 mo. SAVINGS MSRP $48,649 AutoMax Price $ 32,995 $ 15,654 $ 495 mo. SAVINGS MSRP $33,200 AutoMax Price $ 21,995 $ 11,205 $ 329 mo. SAVINGS MSRP $36,696 AutoMax Price $ 23,995 $ 12,701 $ 359 mo. SAVINGS MSRP $36,275 AutoMax Price $ 24,995 $ 11,280 $ 375 mo. SAVINGS MSRP $27,801 AutoMax Price $ 17,995 $ 9,806 $ 269 mo. SAVINGS MSRP $28,625 AutoMax Price $ 16,995 $ 11,630 $ 255 mo. SAVINGS MSRP $24,805 AutoMax Price $ 16,995 $ 7,810 $ 255 mo. SAVINGS MSRP $32,085 AutoMax Price $ 23,995 $ 8,090 $ 359 mo. SAVINGS M513 2012 GMC TERRAIN



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BRIEFS INDEX Cherrywood......................13 Classifieds...........................26 Judis Journal.....................12 Marion Landing................16 Oak Run...............................20 Opinion..................................8 OTOW...................................21 Out to Pastor.....................11 Pun Alley...............................3 Puzzles.................................17CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & BusinessesFRIDAY, AUGUST 3, 2012 VOLUME 18 NUMBER 10 www.smcitizen.com28~ Friday, August 3, 2012 www.smcitizen.com BY JIM CLARK EditorAs Aug. 1 arrives, its time to start taking longer looks at the tropics, and a couple of features stood out on Wednesday morning. The closest is described as disorganized showers and thunderstorms over Hispaniola, Puerto Rico and the central Caribbean associated with a westward moving tropical wave. It is given almost no chance of developing into a tropical storm, but it could bring some wet weather to our area over the weekend. As with most weak systems, however, it could fizzle out and not be a problem. Of more concern is a low pressure system that, as of Wednesday at 11 a.m., was about 1,000 miles east of the Windward Islands and moving westward at 15 to 20 mph. According to the National Hurricane Center, this system has a 60 percent chance, relatively high on the scale, of becoming a tropical cyclone by Friday. If it reaches tropical storm strength of 39 mph sustained winds, it would be named Ernesto. Check the radar link on our website. Tropics becoming active Woman of the YearCindy La Rosa was named the Woman of the Year recently by the Greater Ocala Womans Club. The club supports local charities including the Domestic/Sexual Assault Center, Ocala Youth Symphony, Ocala Civic Theatre, Munroe Foundation Nursing Scholarhip and others. The club represents women of different ages and diverse talents involved in programs and projects to address local, state and national needs. BY JIM CLARK EditorIt may be a little early for some people to start thinking about it, but summer is rapidly coming to a close for students in Marion County. Malls and stores throughout Florida will have school on the mind this coming weekend. Floridas annual sales-tax holiday which runs Aug. 3-5 comes early this year, the states response to a few school districts decision to start classes the second week of August. The first day of school in Marion County isnt until Aug. 20, so parents hoping to save a few cents per dollar on clothes, shoes and school supplies will have to shop well in advance. The tax holiday, which applies to most but not all purchases, has traditionally fallen a week later. Regardless of when it occurs, the annual back-to-school tax break is always a busy weekend for retailers. Many hold sales and in-store promotions to attract choosy deal-seekers, even strategically pricing certain goods so that they fall just under the taxfree cap. Over the three-day holiday, the state waives sales tax on clothing and shoes priced $75 and lower, and school supplies up to $15. Of course, clothes are clothes, so adults can take advantage of the tax break, too. The Florida Retail Federation expects statewide sales growth over 2011s figures, despite a recent drop in national consumer confidence fueled by sluggish economic news. The National Retail Federation has estimated parents of K-12 students will spend $30.3 billion on back-to-school shopping this summer. In Florida, much of that business will occur this weekend. But a warning to shopaholics: Not everything is tax-free. Any item over the price thresholds will be assessed the normal rate. Sporting goods like shoulder pads and roller blades will be taxed. Accessories like watches, umbrellas and handkerchiefs are also not included in the holiday. And dont expect a price break on that Mickey T-shirt. The tax forgiveness will not apply at amusement parks, hotels and airports (likely to ensure visiting tourists dont cash in on Freedom! Sales tax holiday this weekend List of items, Page 24 PHOTOS BY MIKE ROPPELThe miniature horses had proportionately smaller jumps in their competition than bigger horses do. The person showing them guides the horse with its reins. The height of the bars was easily adjustable for different jumping competions. A bar was placed on the ground under the bar that was to be jumped over to guide the jumpers. Miniature horses perform at Equestrian Center BY MIKE ROPPEL Special to the CitizenSpectators had a good view of the miniature horses at the Ocala Equestrian Center on Sunday. Being under cover was a comfort from the hot sun and a sudden thundershower. There were a variety of classes. Some were based on the height of the horse in 2-inch increments There was also an obstacle course and jumping, as well as walking around the ring for the judges. A walk-through was given to the people showing the horses prior to the competition in the obstacle course, driving, and jumping competitions. In consideration of their size the horses were not ridden or saddled but walked through the competitions. This gave the persons showing quite a workout in Floridas hot weather. This miniature horse is the only entrant in the driving competition. School tax questions to be topic of discussionThe ballot questions on taxes proposed by the MarionCounty Schools will be the topic of discussion on Tuesday, Aug. 7, at 6:30 p.m. at Live Oak Hall, Circle Square Commons, OTOW. The presentation will be by Jim Yancey, school superintendent. The event is hosted by the Marion County League of Women Voters and Master the Possibilities Education Program and is free to the public. The election is Aug. 14. Back-to-school immunization offeredThe Marion County Health Department is offering free back-to-school immunization clinics this summer. The walk-in clinics are scheduled for 8 a.m.-4:15 p.m. Monday-Friday at 1801 S.E. 32nd Ave. in Ocala. No appointment is needed, and the immunizations are free for children and young adults through age 18. Parents should bring their childs immunization records. New health requirements mean that children may need an additional polio vaccination before they can enter kindergarten. Some other requirements include: Kindergarten through the fourth grade: two doses of the varicella vaccine. Grades five to 11: one dose of the varicella vaccine. Tdap (tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis) vaccine is required for grades 7 through 10. Students entering a Florida school for the first time should have two doses of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine. For a complete list of required immunizations, visit the Florida Department of Health at http://floridashealth.com/ Disease_ctrl/immune/children. For information call the County Health Dept. at 352-629-0137, ext. 2017. 000C80T 1918 SW 17th St. AutoMaxOcala.com (see sales person for details) Pictures for illustation purposes only. All prices and payments are w ith $1,000 cash or trade equity plus tax, tag, and $395 administration fee. Payments are for 75 mont hs at 3.9% with approved credit. 20 1 2 CHEVROLET MALIBU M533 2012 CHEVROLET COLORADO M335 2012 FORD F-150 M472 2012 FORD MUSTANG 2012 FORD F-150 M558 2012 HYUNDAI SONATA M544 2012 NISSAN MAXIMA M515 2011 INFINITI G37 SEDAN M491 2011 CADILLAC SRX M252 2011 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE M487 M548 Bring This Ad and Receive a $250 Gas Card with purchase. Not to be combined with any other offer 2012 CHRYSLER 200 M473 2012 FORD FOCUS M443 M477 2012 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN MSRP $26,095 AutoMax Price $ 17,995 $ 8,100 $ 269 mo. SAVINGS MSRP $30,960 AutoMax Price $ 17,995 $ 12,965 $ 269 mo. SAVINGS MSRP $1 9,845 AutoMax Price $ 14,995 $ 4,850 $ 225 mo. SAVINGS 20 1 2 FORD ESC APE M560 20 1 2 GMC YUK ON M500 M384 2011 NISSAN FRONTIER M350 2011 FORD EXPLORER M463 2011 CHEVROLET IMPALA MSRP $40,130 AutoMax Price $ 27,995 $ 12,135 $ 419 mo. SAVINGS MSRP $3 8,3 60 AutoMax Price $ 29,995 $ 8,365 $ 449 mo. SAVINGS MSRP $26,8 7 5 AutoMax Price $ 18,995 $ 7,880 $ 285 mo. SAVINGS MSRP $26,53 5 AutoMax Price $ 12,995 $ 13,540 $ 195 mo. SAVINGS MSRP $3 1 ,840 AutoMax Price $ 21,995 $ 9,845 $ 329 mo. SAVINGS MSRP $34,860 AutoMax Price $ 23,995 $ 10,865 $ 359 mo. SAVINGS M481 2012 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1500 MSRP $29,1 90 AutoMax Price $ 17,995 $ 11,195 $ 269 mo. SAVINGS M501 2012 DODGE JOURNEY 20 1 2 DODGE R AM 1 500 M555 MSRP $3 1 ,860 AutoMax Price $ 18,995 $ 12,865 $ 285 mo. SAVINGS MSRP $29,490 AutoMax Price $ 18,995 $ 10,495 $ 285 mo. SAVINGS MSRP $2 4,3 20 AutoMax Price $ 15,995 $ 8,325 $ 239 mo. SAVINGS MSRP $2 1 ,4 30 AutoMax Price $ 14,995 $ 6,435 $ 225 mo. SAVINGS MSRP $3 2,1 0 5 AutoMax Price $ 19,995 $ 12,110 $ 299 mo. SAVINGS M426 2012 JEEP LIBERTY M448 2012 FORD ECONOLINE CARGO 20 1 2 NISS AN AL TIMA M496 MSRP $23,490 AutoMax Price $ 15,995 $ 7,495 $ 239 mo. SAVINGS MSRP $22,2 4 1 AutoMax Price $ 15,995 $ 6,246 $ 239 mo. SAVINGS MSRP $48,649 AutoMax Price $ 32,995 $ 15,654 $ 495 mo. SAVINGS MSRP $33,200 AutoMax Price $ 21,995 $ 11,205 $ 329 mo. SAVINGS MSRP $3 6,696 AutoMax Price $ 23,995 $ 12,701 $ 359 mo. SAVINGS MSRP $3 6,2 7 5 AutoMax Price $ 24,995 $ 11,280 $ 375 mo. SAVINGS MSRP $2 7 ,80 1 AutoMax Price $ 17,995 $ 9,806 $ 269 mo. SAVINGS MSRP $28,625 AutoMax Price $ 16,995 $ 11,630 $ 255 mo. SAVINGS MSRP $2 4,80 5 AutoMax Price $ 16,995 $ 7,810 $ 255 mo. SAVINGS MSRP $3 2,08 5 AutoMax Price $ 23,995 $ 8,090 $ 359 mo. SAVINGS M513 2012 GMC TERRAIN

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Friday, August 3, 2012 ~ 27 www.smcitizen.com 2~ Friday, August 3, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Air Force AssociationAt the recent Air Force Association state convention at Eglin AFB, Mike Emig of Ocala, State/Region President of the AFA, presents Lt. Gen. Bradley Heithold, Vice Commander HQ Special Operations Command, Washington, D.C., a donation certificate from the AFA Florida in the amount of $100 in his name to the AFA Wounded Airman Program. Find out more about the AFA Wounded Airman Program by attending the monthly meeting of the Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the AFA on Thursday, Aug. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Ocala Regional Airport Administration Building 750 S.W. 60th Ave. Suspect jailed for burglaryA burglary at a paint and body shop on Southwest 38th Street netted the suspect items worth $23,000, and a trip to jail. A former employee of the victim, DeFios, Samson W. Martin, 40, of Southwest 19th Place, faces charges of grand theft and commercial burglary, in addition to a violation of probation charge from Columbia County. As of Wednesday, he remained in the Marion County jail. James C. Myles, 42, of Southwest 103rd Street Road, was accused of armed residential burglary after he allegedly broke into a neighbors apartment. Her screams scared him away. Willie L. Jones, 72, of Southwest 15th Place, was accused of DUI after he was reportedly seen failing to stay in a single lane on State Road 40 near 80th Avenue. Time Round 2 nd Across from Jasmine Plaza located in Neighborhood Retail 7256 SW 62nd Ave. Suite 4 352-433-8378 000APCA 2nd Time Around Furniture & Home Decor Consignment 000AOV6 Your Full Service Jeweler HRS: M-F 9-5 SAT 9-1 Fine Jewelry Fast Repairs Patricia & Richard Laugen Gemologist AJP Goldsmith Friendship Center 8441 SW SR 200 Ste 101 237-2240 C USTOM D ESIGNS R EPAIRS W ATCH & C LOCK R EPAIRS A PPRAISALS N EXT T O F RIENDSHIP B ARBERS G e m G a l l e r i a J e w e l e r s Gem Galleria Jewelers BUYING GOLD BUYING GOLD BUYING GOLD www.gemgalleriajewelers.com www.consignmentjewelryocala.com FRIENDSHIP CENTER 8441 SW SR 200, #113 Ocala, FL 34481 (352) 237-4635 Fax: (352) 861-4646 CHELSEA SQUARE 3233 E. Silver Springs Blvd. Ocala, FL 34470 (352) 694-5003 Fax: (352) 694-6003 dB Hearing Solutions Hearing Solutions Darryl Pennington Board Certified Owner/Operator 000AOVG 000B2RH Independently Owned Susan Minicozzi Owner/Manager 97X12U9@curvesmail.com 6118 SW State Road 200 Ocala, Florida 34476 tel: 352-671-2878 fax: 352-861-6535 www.curveslocal.com/3229/ F.W.H. & Associates A Contracted General Agency INDIVIDUALS & FAMILY PERSONAL INSURANCE Health Insurance for All Ages Disability Income Insurance Dental Insurance Life Insurance Group Insurance Seniors 854-2100 7651 SW Hwy 200 Ste 108 Circle Square Plaza Ocala 000APT3 BlueCross BlueShield of Florida An Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association For a quote visit us at: thefloridahealthinsuranceexchange.com Wise Way Auto Sales, Inc. 9045 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala, FL 352-861-9473 For all your transportation needs, the only way, the Wise Way! 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The National Association of County and City Health Officials has recognized the Marion County Health Department for developing programs that are models for other local health departments to follow. Marion was among 39 local health departments in the nation that the association recognized for their innovative programs. The association named two Marion County programs Model Practices and one program a Promising Practice. Local health departments nationwide are great sources of innovative ideas and programs, said Robert M. Pestronk, the associations executive director. The beauty of these programs is that they can be replicated or adapted by other local health departments. Public Health Preparedness. Marions Public Health Preparedness Epidemiology Annex activation was named as a model practice. The department tested its emergency planning process in April 2009 when the epidemiology annex was activated in response to the H1N1 flu strain pandemic. The development and use of the planning document helped the department scale the response to the outbreak in order to best protect and promote the health of the residents of Marion County. Medical Reserve Corps. The Marion County Medical Reserve Corps strategic planning process was also identified as a model practice. The mission of the medical reserve corps is to engage volunteers to strengthen public health, emergency response and community resiliency. Strategic planning helped the medical reserve corps set long-term goals and identify the best approaches for achieving them. Dental Clinic Collaborations. The departments Dental Clinic collaboration with the College of Central Florida and Child Development Services of Ocala was recognized as a promising practice. By collaborating with the college, the dental clinic was able to expand from two cramped stations housed at the main Health Department facility to eight treatment areas, plus room for other services, at the colleges Hampton Center. This is the third consecutive year that Marion County Health Department programs have been noted as best or promising practices by the national association. In 2011 the association awarded the department one Model Practice and three Promising Practice awards. In 2010 the department earned one Promising Practice award. 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ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MAXIMUM 10 WORDS RUNSFOR 2 WEEKSFREE TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403 Care F or the Elderly MOBILE HAIR CAREFULL SER VICE IN YOUR HOME LICENSED BEAUTICIAN/CNA WILL SER VICE THE HOME BOUND AND ELDERL Y CALL CA THY (352) 237-3347 Handyman StevesHandymanService(352) 854-4927000C2H3 LET US WORKFOR YOU!CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403SOUTH MARIONCITIZENCLASSIFIEDSGET RESULTS! Somebody else wants it!Got something special you no longer use? Sell it in the Classifieds. It may be just the perfect item to fill somebody elses need.TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403 more than 40 residents and reaches out to the Marion Landing community with cards and flowers to those ill and recuperating, and supports the residents who have lost loved ones with memorial lunches or coffees. Bowling league sign-upFall is just around the corner, and that means the Marion Landing bowling leagues will begin in September. Bowling is one of the most popular activities in the community, and is open to residents only. Dont think you have to be good bowler to join a leagueall levels of bowlers are welcome, and having fun is the only requirement. You can sign up by calling one of the league secretaries, Dick Blanck or Merle Gaugler. There are still a few openings left, but you should call soon. Check your Communicator for dates and times of the informational meetings in August. 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 352-2377152 for more information. Trips are open to the general public if space allows. Be one of the first groups to sail aboard the brand new cruise ship Celebrity Reflection departing from Miami on Jan. 5, 2013, with stops in San Juan, St. Maarten and St. Kitts. Reservations are being accepted for this seven night Eastern Caribbean cruise, with rates including all port charges, taxes, round-trip bus from Ocala, gratuities, and one-hour open bar cocktail party. Join your fellow baseball fans on Labor Day, Sept. 3, at Tropicana Field to see the New York Yankees play the Tampa Bay Rays. Game time is 1:10 p.m., and be sure to stop by the Ted Williams Baseball Hall of Hitters or the Rays Tank while you are there. Tickets are $99 each and include lower box seats on the third base side, transportation and drivers tip. Join in on the all-inclusive six day/five night stay at the 4-star Sunset Beach Resort and Spa in Montego Bay, Jamaica, from Sept. 16 to 21. Limited space is available. Enjoy the 43rd Annual Cedar Key Seafood Festival on Oct. 20. It features a parade in the morning, over 200 arts and crafts exhibits, great seafood at the City Park, live music, and an open house at the lighthouse on Seahorse Key for which shuttle boats are available. The cost is $28 and includes round-trip motor coach and gratuity for the driver. Lunch is on your own. We leave at 9 a.m. and return at 5 p.m. And dont forget to bring your camera and binoculars. 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. Dont miss out on the Halloween casino trip to Fort Lauderdale on Oct. 30-31, which includes three casino visits, free play money, food coupons and driver tips. Board the bus in Marion Landing and then spend the day at the Coconut Creek Casino and Hard Rock Casino. Overnight accommodations are at the LaQuinta Inn in Coral Springs, with free continental breakfast; and the second day is spent at Coconut Creek. Each casino gives you $30 back in free play and a food coupon. The package price is $125 per person/double occupancy; and a single is $165. Kick off the holiday season with a trip to Asheville, North Carolina, from Nov. 2 to 6. Visit the Biltmore Estate and see the spectacular holiday decorations and then on to Andersonville and the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center. The cost includes breakfasts, two lunches, four dinners and all taxes and gratuities.Diane Bress is Marion Landings Activities Director and an employee of Leland Management, Inc. LANDINGCONTINUED FROM PAGE 16 the request of many residents, this opening show will have a country-western theme. The Group presents The Glen Johnson Show. Glen offers music of some famous icons of western music, such Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Conway Twitty, Marty Robbins, and and many other great artists of that great music era. Opening for Glen will be Johnny Roberts, who brings his Southern Fried Comedy to the OTOW stage. Tickets go on sale Sept. 3 from 8:30 to10 a.m. in the ballroom of the H&R Building and every M-W-F thereafter. Thanks to the good folks at Sullivan Cadillac Buick GMC, ticket prices are $8 for general admission and $10 for reserved seating with a maximum of four per purchase. The show is available only to residents of all OTOW communities and Indigo East.The New PretendersThe New Pretenders announces its 2013 edition of Nostalgia, which will be presented Feb. 8, 9 and 10 in the ballroom of the H&R Building. Nostalgia is a nostalgic musical journey across America from the Copa in New York to Burbank, California at the NBC Studios and stops along the way. Long before computers, answering machines and cell phones, there was a time that was part of all of us. Instead of drive-throughs, there were drive-ins, Coke was Classic, and it came from the fountain or an odd shaped bottle, and the only survivor series on television consisted of Gilligan and his crew. Times have changed but have we? Do you still remember the first record you owned? How about sitting around the radio instead of the television? And every night was a classic car cruise. Was it really that long ago? Do you still remember Gene Autry singing Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer for the very first time? The times we often call our best years are what this show is all about. Stan Goldstein, TNPs band leader, says two new members have joined the band, one in the brass section and the other in the rhythm section. They are both devotees of the big band sound. The wardrobe staff, headed by Charlie Earl and MaryEthel Swing, has held its first meeting and, as usual, there are plans to come up with some glitzy costumes for the gals in the cast. Assistant Director Larry Wilver reports that cast members have been given the numbers they will be performing, and the band members each have their music books. OTOWCONTINUED FROM PAGE 21 We are in the middle of International Clown Week. We usually think of them as circus comic performers; but other less grotesque styles have also developed, including theater, television, and film clowns. So, today we clown around a bit with some appropriate stories.Ironclad contractA clown moved into an apartment block reserved solely for circus performers. He liked everything about the apartment. It was well equipped with fancy stove, refrigerator, vacuum cleaner, washer and dryer. The only thing missing was an ironing board, something on which he could press his circus uniform after washing it. Why is there no ironing board? he asked the agent. Both the lion tamer and the juggler have one. You use the window ledge, like the other clowns, explained the agent. Its in your contract. Every clown has a sill for ironing.Educated clownKen went to an exclusive restaurant dressed in a clown suit. He had big floppy shoes, a red ball nose, and Bozo-type hair. The Maitre D said, Im sorry, sir, I cant let you in dressed like that. Our dress code is very strict. Gentlemen must wear a jacket and tie. Ken said, Please, sir, let me explain. I am a retired school administrator. I dress like this because I went to the Childrens Hospital today to cheer up the sick children. The Maitre D said, Well, sir, it is highly irregular. But having listened to the circumstances, Ill let you in. But dont try anything funny.Just punishmentThe King was tired of his jester and of his puns. If you dont make a pun at once, and a good one, youll be hanged, declared the monarch. All right, said the jester. Name a subject. Myself, said the King, the King. The King, quipped the clown, is not a subject. All right, said the King, still annoyed, why do you make fun of my figure? Because, said the jester, everyone likes to have fun at someone elses expanse. Well then, continued the monarch, why do you say that Queen Elizabeth was greater than Joan of Arc? Because Joan was a wonder, replied the clown, whereas Queen Elizabeth was a Tudor. Hang him, cried the King. But when the noose was placed around the jesters neck, the King relented to sparing his life if the jester would promise never to tell another pun. I promise, Your Majesty, said the clown solemnly. No noose is good news. And so the jester was hanged. A true punster never stops.Clown actsA cop stopped a clown with a desk strapped on his back, a typewriter under one arm, a wastebasket and a pencil sharpener under the other. What are you doing? asked the cop. The clown said, Impersonating an office, sir. I wasnt exactly the class clown, but I was the class trapeze artist. I was always getting suspended. Clowns get paid in funny money. A clown walked around a music store and said to the clerk, I want to buy that red trumpet and that accordion. The clerk said, You can buy that fire extinguisher, but I have to keep the radiator. When I was ten I ran away with a circus; but the police made me bring it back. The lady clown married the India-rubber man yesterday. Is that so? I thought shed do something like that. Why? She always wanted somebody she could twist around her fingers. Going to the dogsA man went to a circus where the clown act had a large dog that performed a number of tricks and ended by whining and bursting into tears. However, on this occasion the trainer simply could not get the dog to do any of this. The man in the audience went down and offered to help the clowns. He bent down and whispered for a minute or so into the dogs ear, whereupon the animal burst into weeping and whining such as was never heard before. What did you say to that animal? asked a bewildered clown. I just told him the facts, said the stranger. I told him the size of the national debt, the annual interest charge on it, the income tax rates, the high unemployment, the cost of foreign aid, and the cost of congressional junkets. Its enough to make anyone whine and weep. Getting some laughs from International Clown Week PUN ALLEY D FDick Frank Health Department earns national recognition was also recognized in 2005 with one Model Practice award. Since 2003, the associations Model Practice program has honored local initiatives. All model practices are cataloged in an online, searchable database in areas ranging from immunization and maternal and child health to infectious diseases and emergency preparedness. 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Friday, August 3, 2012 ~ 25 www.smcitizen.com 4~ Friday, August 3, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Community calendar SOUTH MARION Citizen The South Marion Citizen is a free community newspaper covering news of communities in southwest Marion County including Oak Run, Pine Run, Palm Cay, On Top of the World, Kingsland Country Estates, Countryside Farms, Marion Landing, Majestic Oaks, Hidden Lake, Woods and Meadows Estates, Paddock Farms, Saddle Oak Club, Deer Creek, Cherrywood Estates, Hardwood Trails, Candler Hills, Country Oaks, and Harvest Meadows, among others. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Citizen: If your community is listed above and the Citizen is not delivered to your home and you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 200 Corridor, call 854-3986CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481 EditorJim Clark Circulation Barbara Jaggers Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean and Susie Mirabile General Manager John Provost Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Deadline for classified ads :Deadline for display advertising : Tuesday 4 p.m. before publicationMonday 5 p.m. before publication READER SERVICES I want to get news in the Citizen.Call editor Jim Clark at 352-854-3986 or send by e-mail to editor@smcitizen.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Citizenoffice in Kingsland Plaza. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Member of the Community Papers of Florida This weeks puzzle answers Saturday, Aug. 4 Book sale at libraryThe Friends of the Ocala Library will hold their quarterly book sale in Rooms B and C of the main library on Silver Springs Boulevard on Saturday, Aug. 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thousands of gently-used books will be on sale, hardcovers at 50 cents, and paperbacks at 25 cents each. Come for a good read and help the Friends in their ongoing goal of helping the main library with non-budgeted items, including the successful childrens programs. And go to friendsoftheocalalibrary.org to learn how to become a member of the Friends.Chess club to meetThe chess club that formed at the Freedom Public Library meets the first Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grab your board and chess pieces and come on down. Interested persons are invited to attend for a rousing game of chess. Its your move! For more information, call Ron at 352-873-2276.AUCE pancakes offered at churchFive dollars will get visitors to Crossroads Church on Aug. 4 all you can eat pancakes, sausage and drink. The event runs from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at 8070 S.W. 60th Ave.Historical Novel group to meetMichele Wirt, President of the Citrus Cultural Alliance, will be the featured speaker at the Aug. 4 meeting of the Florida Chapter, Historical Novel Society. She has a Master of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Florida and currently is Associate Professor of Art and Humanities at the Citrus Campus of the College of Central Florida. With a power point presentation and a subsequent question and answer session, Wirt will explain the mission, purpose, and goals of the Alliance which was formed a little more than year ago as an answer to a broader query about the Citrus County cultural landscape and the need for a non-profit consortium of business, government, individuals, and arts organizations to enhance and support the economic base and cultural environment of the County. The Florida Chapter of the Historical Novel Society meets at 1 p.m. on the first Saturday of every month in the Community Room at the Central Ridge Library, 425 W. Roosevelt Blvd., in Beverly Hills. Everyone is welcome to attend the meetings. For more information call Marian Fox 352-726-0162 or go to http://www.fchns.org. Hospice helping Stuff the Bus Hospice of Marion County has joined the annual Stuff the Bus campaign, which provides school supplies for homeless children. Items needed include new backpacks, binders, notebooks, pens, pencils, socks, shoes, clothing and personal care products such as deodorant and shampoo, and laundry detergent. Donations will be collected Aug. 4-10 at the Hospice of Marion County Thrift Store in Jasmine Square (6114 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala). The stores are open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.Thursday, Aug. 9 Clothe the childrenThe Altar and Rosary Society of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Dunnellon will be hosting a Clothe the Children drive on Thursday, Aug. 9 in the church hall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the church hall. New and used clothing will be distributed to families in need. Applications will be available at the door. For more information, call 352-489-1984.Palm Cay GOP to meetOn Aug. 9, the Palm Cay Republican Club will be holding its monthly meeting at the Oasis Club in Palm Cay. The speaker is Mike Graves. Mike is a candidate for Public Defender. The Club will then be open for discussion on the upcoming proposal to increase the sales tax. The meeting will begin promptly at 7 p.m. and last until 8. Refreshments will be served after the meeting. For more information please contact James Pettus, 352438-9662.Federal retirees to gatherThe National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Chapter 2279 of Ocala, and their spouses, will meet at the Olive Garden Restaurant, Aug. 9, at 1 p.m. for lunch and a short meeting. Any members in the area are welcomed. Saturday, Aug. 11 School readiness eventThe annual back-to-school splash at Crossroads Church is set for Aug. 11, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The first 200 children will get a backpack filled with school supplies. Haircuts will also be offered. Games, a bounce house, water slides and food are part of the fun. Crossroads Church is at 8070 S.W. 60th Ave.Band concert scheduled for two daysPlease join the Kingdom of the Sun Concert Band for our By Request performances on Saturday, Aug. 11 at 2 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 12 at 3 p.m. The concerts are held at the Marion Technical Institute (MTI), 1614 S.E. Fort King St., Ocala. All performances are FREE and open to the public. The By Request concert series features returning guest vocalist David Delk and our own Marcia Muncaster. Musical selections include: Johanna from Sweeney Todd; a medley from Oklahoma; Cole Porter on Broadway; A Tribute to Elvis Presley; The Ultimate Patriotic Singalong, and many others. For more information, call 352-624-9291, or visit our website at http://kingdomofthesunband.org.Flea Market at St. JudeSt. Jude Catholic Communitys fifth annual flea market/yard sale is to be held on Saturday, Aug. 11, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the church grounds at 443 Marion Oaks Drive in Marion Oaks. Delicious foods will be available for snacking while you browse the tables for the merchandise of your choice. Donations of items in good condition are currently being accepted. If you wish to rent a table outside to sell your own items, the cost is $15 per table. If you prefer a table inside, the cost is $20. Additional information may be obtained by calling Iris at 352-307-0565. 000C7MR8810 SW SR 200 Suite 107, Kingsland Plaza Across from Pine Run352-291-7626 Mon. Fri. 9am-5pm, Sat. 9am 2pm Stop before you buy and visit us! We Guarantee Lowest Prices in Ocala! only $4,495 was $4,795Remanufactured Warranty 15 to choose from2009 Club Car Precedent . . . . . . . . only $5,495was $5,995Flip Back Seat . . only $399 10% Discount to Veterans labor & parts 6-V T605only$539 8-V T875only$639 12-V T1275only$639 6-V P2000only$469 New D & DHigh-Speed Motor$599Rebuilt High-Speed Motor $399 FREE pickup within 10 miles Service Loaner Available STORE HOURS: MON.-FRI. 10AM-6PM, SAT. & SUN. 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The church is at 7768 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. The public is invited and for further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633.Tuesday, Aug. 14 Hospice support groupAll caregivers are invited to a new Support Group at Hospice of Marion County on Aug. 14, from 3-4 p.m. in the Education Center at 3231 S.W. 34th Ave. Ocala. Caregivers of loved ones with any disease or illness are welcome. The group will offer an opportunity to connect with others in the same situation and provide guidance as well as emotional and spiritual support. Call 352-854-5200 for additional information.Saturday, Aug. 18 Hot Summer Night in DunnellonSaturday, Aug. 18 from 5 to 9 pm, Dunnellons Historic Village will host Hot Summer Night, a late summer favorite of locals looking for something to do once the sun goes down in Dunnellon. The last Saturday night before public school starts here, will find shops in the village open until 9 p.m. for a little cooler shopping than daytime in August. A cruise in for antique and classic cars adds interest in the street on West Pennsylvania Ave. Those planning to cruise in can call Cheryl Lawson at 352-208-5512 for details. Local artists and vendors will set up along the street to show and sell their wares. The Village welcomes a new art gallery next door to Two Sisters Antiques who will be welcoming guests to see their new venture that night. Empanadas will be sold in front of the Annie Johnson Thrift Shop and a portion of the proceeds will be given to help Marion County homeless students through the Marion County School Board. Grumbles House Antiques and Garden Shop will host an open music jam so those playing an instrument or loving to sing, should stop by and join the fun. Abigails Cafe, Dunnellon Police Department, My New Old Chair, Two Sisters Antiques, Creations by Clovis, Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop and Always Something are some of the businesses hosting the event and those that will be open the night of the event. 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Friday, August 3, 2012 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com 6~ Friday, August 3, 2012 www.smcitizen.com FAMILY FEATURES Potatoes are the ultimate comfort food, but a few twists on classic side dishes like mashed potatoes, salads and casseroles can take potatoes to a whole new level. With so many delicious types available year-round, its easy to create exciting and nutritious side dishes that can be the highlight of any meal. Heres what you need to know about the seven different potato types to help you start experimenting with different colors, textures, cooking methods and flavor additions: Fingerlings These small, slender fingersized potatoes range from two to four inches in length. They come in a wide range of skin and flesh colors and most possess a firm, waxy texture, which makes them ideal for potato salads. Pan-frying enhances their robust flavor and showcases their wonderful nutty or buttery tastes. Petites Petites share the same flavor and texture as their full-sized cousins, but their flavors are actually more concentrated, and they cook more quickly. Petites can be found in red, white, yellow, brown and purple, and make delicious roasted potatoes and potato salads. Purples/Blues Purple/blue potatoes have a deep purple skin with flesh that ranges from purple to almost white. The moist, firm flesh retains its shape and adds rich colors and a mild, yet distinctly nutty flavor to tossed salads. They are also sensational roasted. Reds Reds are widely known for their rosy red skin and white flesh. The moist, waxy flesh stays firm and flavorful through out cooking, making it ideal for roasting. The slightly sweet, always-tender texture comple ments any dish, and the vibrant red skin adds appealing color and pizzazz to potato salad, soups and stews. Russets Russets are characterized by a brown, netted skin and white flesh. The delicate potato flavor and grainy texture of a baked russet creates light and fluffy mashed potatoes and crispy pan-fried potatoes. Whites This all-purpose potato has a white flesh and white (sometimes light tan) skin. They are slightly dense and creamy, with a subtly sweet flavor. Their delicate, thin skins add just the right amount of texture to mashed potatoes without the need for peeling. Grilling whites brings out a more full-bodied flavor; or use them in soups and stews. Yellows This type boasts golden skin and golden flesh. Grilling gives them a crispy skin, which enhances the dense and buttery texture, and gives them a slightly sweet, caramelized flavor. Their naturally smooth texture also lends itself well to lighter versions of baked or roasted potatoes. To get more healthy potato recipes and to sign up for the US Potato Boards weekly recipe email, visit www.potatogoodness.com. You can also like the USPB on Facebook at www.facebook.com/potatoestatersandspuds to enter contests, sign up for sweepstakes and get new recipes with a community of potato lovers.Spinach and Artichoke Heart Two Potato CasseroleMakes 8 servings Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 1 hour 30 minutes 1 pound red potatoes 1 pound Yukon Gold potatoes 1 1/4 cups vegetable broth or stock 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese 1 teaspoon garlic salt 4 ounces Neufchatel (1/3-less fat) cream cheese 4 ounces fat-free cream cheese 1 7.5-ounce jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained and chopped 1 6-ounce bag baby spinach, coarsely chopped 1/2 cup sliced green onions Preheatovento425Fandcoata9-inchsquare baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Cut potatoes in half lengthwise. Place cut side down on a board and slice very thinly. Place in a large bowl and set aside. Heat broth, Parmesan, garlic salt, cheeses and artichoke hearts in a medium saucepan until cheeses are melted. Stir in spinach and cook until wilted. Stir mixture into potatoes with green onions, mixing well to coat potatoes as evenly as possible. Spread in prepared dish and bake for 30 min utes. Cover loosely with foil and reduce tempera ture to 375F; cook for 1 hour more or until potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork. Quick Tip: To shave an hour off the cook time, boil potatoes for 5 minutes or until tender, then drain well. Prepare as directed above then bake at 425F for 30 minutes.Mediterranean Mashed PotatoesMakes 4 servings Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 10 to 13 minutes 1 1/4 pounds russet potatoes, cut into 1-inch cubes (best for light and fluffy mashed potatoes), or 1 1/4 pounds white or red potatoes, cut into 1-inch cubes (best for creamier mashed potatoes) 1/2 cup nonfat plain yogurt 1/2 cup fat-free milk 1 1/2 tablespoons heart-healthy buttery spread 1/4 teaspoon sea salt (or 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt) 1/2 cup reduced-fat Italian blend shredded cheese 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped 2 tablespoons snipped fresh basil 2 green onions, sliced 1 2.2-ounce can sliced ripe olives, drained Freshly ground pepper to taste Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add potatoes and cook for 10 minutes or until tender; drain well. Transfer back to pot and mash well, then stir in yogurt, milk, buttery spread and salt. Gently stir in remaining ingredients and cook for 2 to 3 minutes more to heat through. Freshways toenjoy potatoclassics A medium size potato (5.3 ounces) with skin is 110 calories, has no fat, sodium or choles terol, provides 45 percent of the Daily Value of vitamin C, and has more potassium than a banana.Roasted Fingerling Potato Salad with Lemon and ThymeRecipe created by Laura Bashar, Family Spice, www.familyspice.com Makes 6 servings Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 20 to 25 minutes Cool time: At least 10 minutes Salad 1 1/2 pounds fingerling potatoes (mixed colors), cut into 1/2-inch circles 1 red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch cubes 1 red onion, cut into 1-inch cubes (do not separate layers) 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper Dressing 1/4 cup light or olive oil based mayonnaise 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon zest 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper Preheat oven to 425F. Toss all salad ingredients together in a large bowl. Spread in a single layer on a large baking sheet and cook for 20 to 25 minutes or until potatoes start to brown. Let cool for at least 10 minutes. Meanwhile, whisk together all dressing ingredients in a medium bowl; toss with cooled vegetables. Serve at room temperature or chilled. Spinach and Artichoke Heart Two Potato Casserole Roasted Fingerling Potato Salad with Lemon and Thyme Mediterranean Mashed Potatoes Sunday, Aug. 19 Afternoon of music offered by Jazz SocietyThe Ocala Jazz Society returns to the VFW Post 4781, across from Oak Run, on the third Sunday of each month, 2 to 5 p.m. This month the date is Aug. 19 The group plays more than jazz including favorite songs from past year. Dancing is encouraged. Admission is $2 and benefits Hospice in memory of Bea Wilson, founder of the Jazz Society. For more info call Gladys at 352-854-8930.Saturday, Aug. 25 Hard Rock Casino tripSt. Jude Catholic Community is sponsoring another bus trip to the Hard Rock Caf and Casino in Tampa on Saturday, Aug. 25. Tickets are $30 per person. Each person gets $25 returned for free play plus a $5 food voucher. The bus will leave the church parking lot, 443 Marion Oaks Drive in Marion Oaks, at 8 a.m. and return around 5 p.m. Please contact Ghislaine at 352-245-9962 for more information and reservations.Wednesday, Sept. 5 Flag football at Joy LutheranBelieve it or not it is time to get ready for fall football. Registration is now open for all boys and girls from kindergarten through 6th grade, of Marion County and Ocala, for Upward Flag Football or Cheerleading. Registration may be called in or dropped off at the church office between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, Sept. 5 through Sept. 8. The cost is $65 for football and includes a jersey, belt and flags, car magnet and end-of-season award. Cheerleading costs $65 and includes a uniform, megaphone, poms, hair ribbon, car magnet and end-of-season reward. Football shorts and cheerleading turtle necks are optional. Cleats are recommended. Scholarships are available. Practice begins Tuesday, Sept. 18 and the first game is Saturday, Sept. 22 at Joy Lutheran Church Hope Field. Upward is a nondenominational Christian sports ministry where every child plays, learns and is a winner. So come on out and join the fun. Volunteers are needed to help coach, referee, assist, time keep and work with the participants in either football or cheerleading. For more information contact Pastor Ed Holloway, 352854-4509 ext. 223. Joy Lutheran Church is at 7045 SW 83rd Place at SR 200, Ocala. Thursday, Sept. 13 CERT training to beginA new Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training will begin Thursday, Sept. 13, at the Marion County Sheriffs Office, 692 N.W. 30th Ave., Ocala. This is an 8-session training, which is available either as an afternoon class, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. or as an evening class, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. The afternoon and evening classes run concurrently and attendance can be mixed, depending upon availability. Only one class can be missed in the 8-session series and the CPR and last class is mandatory. The CERT program is made up of volunteers under the direction of the Division of Emergency Management of the Sheriffs Office. The purpose of CERT is to train and certify volunteers to be first responders in their communities in the event of a disaster such as a hurricane or tornado. The CERT training includes basic skills in disaster preparedness, fire safety, assessment and treatment of life-threatening conditions, light search of structural and non-structural damage, psychology of the injured and terrorism. Consider this opportunity to learn how to form or join a CERT group in your community by signing up for this no-cost training program. For more information and for an application, contact Bob Conn, Trainer, at 352-8120853. 000C6NE 000C7HQ Cleanmaster CLEANMASTER CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING Servicing All Of Citrus & Marion County For 25 Years 489-4844 OWNER DOES THE WORK We Also Have Outdoor Pressure Cleaning Available. Call for pricing. 3 Room Minimum 25 Years Carpet Cleaning One Chair Cleaned FREE Sofa & Love Seat $ 65 Dryer & Vent Cleaning Special $ 50 S UMMER S PECIALS $ 15 Per Room 000C3J7 THANK YOU! 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Saturday, Sept. 29 Trash to Treasure saleThe Church of the Advent will be presenting its annual Trash to Treasure sale on Saturday, Sept. 29. This is an outdoor event. Spaces are 10 feet x 10 feet and rent for $15 ea. Crafters, flea market and food vendors are invited to participate. Many spaces will be in the shade, these will be assigned on a first come basis. The church is at 11251 County Road 484, just in front of the new fire station. For registration and information call Al Sickle at 352-208-5664 or Maryanne Brennan at 352-347-2428.Monday, Oct. 1 Knights plan golf tournamentThe Knights of Columbus Council 9649 is having its fifth annual Queen of Peace Charity Scramble Golf Outing at Stone Creek Golf Club on Monday, Oct. 1 (rain date is Oct. 8). Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at 8:00am. Registration fee is $65 per person and includes a packet of free items, complimentary morning coffee, golfers buffet lunch, and golf with cart. There will be door prizes and a chance to win hole-in-one prizes including $10,000 or iPAD or two airline tickets to any city in the continental U.S. Proceeds will permit the Knights to continue their support of Marion County charities. Contact Fred Roberts prior to Sept. 17 at 352-502-3093 for details and registration form.Saturday, Oct. 6 Palm Cay Craft Fair On Oct. 6, Palm Cay will conduct its craft fair, which is open to the public. The fair will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the clubhouse. There will be a baked good sale going on at the same time and also a quilt raffle. The kitchen will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to buy a hot dog and drink for lunch. Friday, Oct. 19 Two-day VFW flea marketThe annual VFW flea market is Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19-20, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Table rental is $10 per day or $15 for both days. Call Phoebe at 352-854-8535 for table rentals. Taking donations, both small and large, to benefit veterans and their families. Small donations may be dropped off at the post. Call John S. at 352-861-8484 or John W. at 352-207-1931 for larger donations of furniture for pick-up.Sunday, Oct. 21 Teams sought for Chili Cook Off Teams from organizations or businesses are being sought to prepare and sell their chili at the first Red Hot Rescue Chili Cook Off to benefit Ocala Wildlife Sanctuary (OWLS). Event will be Sunday, Oct. 21 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ocala Muni Golf Club The entry fee is $25 per team and each team is allowed to retain their chili sale proceeds or donate them to their favorite charity. For art and craft vendors wanting to sell items, the price is $25 for an 8-foot inside space (no table or chair included) and $20 for an outside 12x12 space (no tables or chairs included). The deadline for submitting applications is Sept. 3. Call 352-291-1962 or email pbennighof@gmail.com for applications and/or more information.Saturday, Nov. 3 Dining in the DarkThe Florida Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired will have its second annual Dining in the Dark banquet on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 6 p.m. at the Hilton Ocala, 3600 S.W. 36th Ave.. Tickets are $45 individual and $80 couple.Event includes silent auction, raffle and dinner. For tickets call 352-873-4700 or email admin@flblind.org. Friday, August 3, 2012 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 22~ Friday, August 3, 2012 www.smcitizen.com M AINTAIN THE H EALTH OF Y OUR B USINESS Advertise in St. Jude Catholic CommunityThe Bereavement Group for those grieving the loss of a loved one will meet on Tuesdays, Aug. 14 and Aug. 28, at 1 p.m. Meetings are open to anyone in the community with a need to share their feelings of grief. Please call the church office at 352-3470154 prior to each meeting you plan to attend. Creole Masses for the Haitians in our community are celebrated every second and fourth Sunday of the month at 5 p.m. The next dates are Aug. 12 and Aug. 26. Classes for our LifeLong Religious Education Program resume this month. Sunday classes begin Aug. 26 and Wednesday Sacramental classes start at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 29. Registrations continue to be accepted for the 2012-2013 school year. Parents are required to attend a mandatory Orientation meeting on Saturday, Aug. 4, at 1 p.m. The St. Jude venue for used items, Anthonys Attic, will not be open on Wednesdays for business during August. Regular hours will resume in September.Maranatha Baptist Church After the summer break, the AWANA (Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed) program is scheduled to start up the Sunday after school starts which will be Aug. 26. It is held each Sunday evening from 6 to 7:30 for children ages 4 to 18. The program is under the direction of Commander Chris Bailey and Vanessa Bailey. They want to share the love of Christ. AWANA is an exciting program of Christian learning and games of competition with awards. AWANA is an ongoing program and registration is always open. For further information, please call 352-3475683. Maranatha Baptist Church is inviting all AWANA children and their friends who do not have a Church Home to a Back to School Celebration at the Church on Saturday, Aug. 25 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be a barbecue and games outside and in the fellowship hall. Please call the Church at 352-347-5683 for further information. We have a place for every child here at Maranatha Baptist! For our kids from kindergarten to grade 5, we have our Kidz Connect ministry. We meet once a month on the second Friday at 6 p.m. at the church. For students from grade 6 to grade 12, we have our teen ministry Tranzformers, which meets on the third Friday each month at 6 p.m. at the church. Each ministry combines fun, connecting with others and ultimately connecting with the God who created them. Come check us out! Pastor Mike Swingle, the youth pastor, has planned many activities for young people. On Sunday, Aug. 26, the childrens choir, J.A.M. (Jesus And Me) will begin after the summer break. All children from 1st through 12th grade are invited to participate. Ms. Pat Haas is the director and welcomes the children to choir practice from 5 to 6 p.m. on Sunday evenings at the church. Ms. Pat teaches the children that it is easy and enjoyable to part of the J.A.M. choir. Maranatha Baptist Church is at 525 Marion Oaks Trail in Marion Oaks. Please call 352-347-5683 for further information and directions to the church.Church of the Advent VBSThe Church of the Advent will be presenting its annual Vacation Bible School program from Aug. 6 to 11. All children between the ages of 4 and 11 are invited to attend this free program. Our theme will be The Amazing Desert Journey. Each child will be having fun interacting bible stories, music, crafts as well as games while learning the prayer of Jesus (The Lords Prayer). Registrations forms are available at the church., or via email. You may call the church at 352-465-7272, Mrs. Florence at 352-566-6934. or via e-mail to jsickle391@gmail.com. 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. 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. Community Bible StudyCommunity Bible Study (CBS) will begin a 30-week study of the books of Amos and Isaiah on Thursday, Sept. 6, from 9:45 to 11:45 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Beverly Hills. This class is open to both men and women and includes a program for children 5-years and younger. Pre-registration is necessary. To register or for more information please call Lu at 352-433-9834 or Bob at 352-274-1976. RELIGIONCONTINUED FROM PAGE 19 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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Friday, August 3, 2012 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com www.smcitizen.com 8~ Friday, August 3, 2012 AMiami-Dade-based federal judge ruled against Republican voters in that county, who had sued for the right to vote for state attorney in the Aug. 14 primary. The primary features Democratic candidates only. But there are write-in candidates listed, and that means that technically the Democratic primary winner faces opposition in the general election. That closed the primary to only Democrats, who, practically, will choose the next state attorney. No write-in candidate has ever won in Florida. An attorney generals opinion by Katherine Harris back in 2000 said that write-in candidates meant that there was opposition in November, even though the write-in doesnt appear on the ballot, thereby closing primaries that only had one party field candidates. Republican voters in Miami-Dade balked this year, and demanded the right to vote. They were denied that right. Harris decision went against the will of the people, who had adopted a state constitutional amendment that required an open primary when only one party fielded candidates. Here in Marion County, the situation is the same in a couple of County Commission races, where the Republicans have races including incumbent Stan McClain and Mike Amsden. However, although there are no Democrats running, there are write-ins listed in each race, and therefore only Republicans can vote on Aug. 14 in these two races. I have mixed feelings about this situation. One part of me says that the state should not go against the will of the people, who clearly indicated that they wanted an open primary in this situation, write-in candidates notwithstanding. The idea was not to disenfranchise voters who had a legitimate right to make a decision electing local officials. Another part of me says, though, that if the opposing party, that would be Democrats around here and Republicans in MiamiDade, cant find someone to run against the other party, then its their fault. You cant tell me that with the booming population of Miami-Dade, there isnt one Republican willing to throw their hat in the ring and run for state attorney. I would, however, suggest that the Florida Legislature take this matter up next session, perhaps passing a law that would allow everyone to vote in a situation such as this. And if our legislators fail to act, then it would be up to the people to pass a new amendment, or perhaps an amendment to the amendment, that clarifies what the voters of Florida intended all along, that no voters should be disenfranchised.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. He can be reached at 352-854-3986 or editor@westmarion-messenger.com. PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOSTEDITOR: JIM CLARK Citizen The opinions expressed in South Marion Citizen editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper.Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board.Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns.Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 854-3986.All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via e-mail. Names and communities will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out.We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Not all contributions are printed.Letters longer than 550 words may be regarded as columns and printed on a space-available basis, and writers will be limited to one contribution per week. The deadline is one week prior to each Fridays issue.Send letters to: The South Marion Citizen Editor, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@smcitizen.com. Work has started on State Road 200 at the spot where the new overpass, or if you prefer the new-fangled term flyover, will dump traffic into the six-lane highway. The overpass will connect 42nd Street Southwest, on the east side of Interstate 75, to SR 200. That same 42nd Street is currently the western end of the 31st Street extension, which somehow winds its way around southern Ocala to become 42nd Street, over by Trinity Catholic High School. Its the 17th Street bypass, you know, the bypass where the speed limit on the wideopen road is slower than the speed limit, for the most part, on the congested road its bypassing. So with all that traffic logic as a foundation, the new road is going to feed traffic that is traveling with little interruption along southern Ocala directly onto SR 200, where stop-and-go and waiting at traffic lights is a way of life, just a short distance west of the Interstate and its bottleneck traffic lights. Were not sure how this is going to help, especially for those coming from the east. Its just going to be another of those lights that plague folks heading out of town. If youre on 200, youre obviously going to have to have a longer stop at this intersection. The only way to prevent this is to have a long green light, meaning a long red light on the road coming from the bypass, meaning traffic will suddenly be backing up on that road. What a dilemma! Who gets the longer green light? It could be a blessing for those coming from the west. If a long, very long, turn lane is provided, making a right turn and going across the overpass to 27th Avenue, then having the choice of going in three directions, could be much faster than staying on SR 200 and fighting the Interstate and college-area traffic, with the myriad of lights and wild left turns. Anyhow, with the construction having started, its obvious that the end is in sight, although somewhat distant still. When it arrives and the new road is opened, well have to see if its beneficial. We hope it will be, but we still have our doubts. S UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Still not sure about road plans Judge refuses open primary plea Jim Flynn Columnist LETTERS TO THE EDITOR A Constitutional reason for a right to bear arms Jim Clark Editor READER OPINIONS INVITED Some gun control advocates, such as the mayor of New York City, couldnt resist the opportunity presented by the Aurora, Colorado, theater massacre to lobby for public attention. Gun rights and gun control advocates spend millions of dollars annually advocating their positions. The Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms is well established. Limitations on control have been defined in numerous legal decisions. Nonetheless, occurrences such as Aurora and the 2011 Tucson, Arizona, assassination attempt on Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords motivate control advocates to try again for more restrictions. Even in Great Britain, which has stringent gun control and a very low rate of homicides, there is an occas ional outbreak of armed aggression and multiple victims. The problem there and the problem here are not about firearms. Theyre about lunacy. Because the Aurora Theatre shooter carried several guns to the scene of the crime, including at least one assault weapon, and had accumulated 6,000 rounds of ammunition, discussions are likely to focus on fire power, instead of on the shooter and how he accumulated his arsenal without being noticed. Background checking might be effective for identifying felons and people with gun-abuse histories, but its unlikely to identify current erratic behavior or dangerous thinking. We have a long-time fantasy centered around the conveniently ignored first clause of the Second Amendment to our Constitution: A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state. Why arent gun owners required to attend citizens militia musters periodically. Second Amendment thumpers are captivated only by the second phrase the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. Because we have a standing army and National Guard units in every state, justification for a militia is considered obsolete. Where is that written? What the founders meant by a well-regulated militia was an armed citizenry, the importance of which they learned early in the American Revolution. Our new nation had to rely on citizen militias to confront the invading British army in the early battles. The founders saw local militias necessary not only to engage invading armies but also to resist tyrants. In his Commentaries on the Constitution, Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story noted that the right to keep and bear arms is a strong moral check against the arbitrary power of rulers. He said a disarmed population is powerless to resist or overthrow a tyrannical government. In the Federalist Papers, James Madison said great force can be brought to bear by an armed citizenry. He doubted that an armed militia of millions of citizens fighting for common liberties under self-appointed officers could ever be defeated by a tyrannical government. Those conflicted over gun control might consider citizen militias as way to uncover those who are unfit for gun ownership and collect their weapons before they can do harm. A less selective reading of the Second Amendment would seem to say that those who own firearms are automatically volunteer members of a citizen militia. See you at the muster next Saturday! Volunteer correspondents are being sought for Palm Cay, Pine Run, Spruce Creek North, Spruce Creek Preserve and other areas. Please call Jim Clark at 352-854-3986 for details. Editors Note: After today, no further letters will be published about issues or candidates on the Aug. 14 primary ballot.Try being fairOne thing this president has accomplished is the dividing of America into classes more than anytime in our history. It is embarrassing to hear fellow seniors condemning our capitalist system, declaring war on those among us who have made millions during their lifetime. I always thought that was the American dream, work hard, invest wisely and you can enjoy success levels that are unattainable in other countries throughout the world. I commend any and all who have accomplished this and am in no way jealous of their financial success. And yes, I believe Romney and everyone else who pays their taxes by the rules, and on time, pays enough, pays their fair share. When I file our taxes, I dont make up percentages, I just look at the income tax tables and pay the amount called for. Looking at the whole picture, since the top 10 percent pay close to 90 percent of the taxes, just how much do you think is enough? It is also the right of individuals to invest their own money anywhere they choose as long as its legal. Smart investors look for tax shelters and the best returns, there is nothing wrong with that. For those who have no understanding of economics or even our tax code, Romney pays taxes at the capital gains rate since all of his income comes from investments, none from taking salaries. His rate is not less than most of us pay because nearly 50 percent pay no income taxes at all and a large portion of those who pay nothing, somehow get large refunds. I do have a major problem with this form of welfare! Some have really learned how to milk the system. All have the right to question the many ways men avoided the draft, but if you want to single out conservatives, you might check to find just how many famous liberals did not serve in the military. In Romneys case, he became a missionary to France, and believe me, France needs missionaries as much as any country I can think of. That is a very honPLEASESEELETTERS, PAGE9 BY ELOISE HOLLYFIELD ejh2025@gmail.comA good deed, travel opportunities, entertainment, and more constitute this weeks OTOW Happenings!Lions ClubIn addition to the many charities the OTOW Lions Club supports, members are always ready to lend a helping hand when an emergency arises, so club members were quick to answer the call to help Tropical Storm Debby victims. Members gathered clothing, food, and other nonperishable items, and Tuesday, July 24, Lions Estelle Clark, Ed Michelson, Carol DeYoung, and Steve Snowman transported these goods to a distribution center set up in Live Oak. Over 53 families, composed of approximately 350 people, were helped. As always, clubs members exemplified the Lions Club International motto, We Serve! Anyone interested in becoming part of this dynamic group should contact PDG Lion Estelle Clark at 352-861-7358 or at pdgestelle@yahoo.com.Master the PossibilitiesMaster the Possibilities Education Center (8415 S.W. 80th St.) will publish its Fall Catalog of Programs on Aug. 15, which will cover all offerings (about 300 programs!) for the months of September through December. A copy of the program can be picked up at the Center or Freedom. It will also be available online at masterthepossibilities.com. Registration begins online or by phone (352-854-3699) on Aug. 15. The number and variety of classes is indeed impressive. General interest, art, computer, health and wellness, film series and discussion groups are included and all are open to the public. With approximately 7,000 users, this lifelong learning center is a Lions Club helps victims of Tropical Storm Debby well-established part of the community. Why not discover for yourself why those who use this value resource consider it to be a great one, and a lot of fun, too! be a great resource. In addition to information available at masterthepossibilities.com, you may contact the Dan Dowd, the Director of Education, by e-mail at dan_dowd@otowfl.com. For information about On Top of the World Communities, visit http://www.OnTopoftheWorldCommuniti es.comBowling LeagueHello, bowlers and future bowlers! July is nearly over, and September will quickly follow August, so its time to start thinking about bowling. Our Monday Bowling League will start up again on Sept. 10 at 3 p.m. at the Galaxy West Lanes, preceded by a short business meeting at 2:30 p.m. and about 10 minutes of practice. We are looking for bowlers to replace members who will not be bowling this year. Please note that we are a handicapped non-sanctioned fun league and have a wide variety of men and women bowlers averaging scores anywhere from 88 to 189. The only membership requirement our league has is that one must is be a resident of On Top of the World or Stone Creek. If you are at all interested in joining us, please let us know by calling Jerry Roney at 352-873-4327.On the Road AgainBob Woods wishes to inform readers that in the latest edition of the OTOW World News, he made a terrible mistake. He stated that his Washington, D.C. trip was to be Dec. 12, 2013, but the correct date of departure is Sept., 12, 2013. In regards to this trip, there are a total on eight seats remaining before he begins to create a stand-by list. There is no further news as of this date on the Montreal/Quebec trip, scheduled sometime in July 2013, but Bob says he should have information on prices and dates sometime in August and will inform readers as soon as this information is available. The cruise on the Royal Caribbeans Enchantment of the Seas, departing Port Canaveral of May 20, 2013, still has a few cabins of choice available. If you think you might want to go on this four-night, five-day trip to the Bahamas, call Bob. Flyers and the enrollment process for all of Bobs On the Road Again trips can be found on his website at bobwoodsontheroadagain.com or by giving him a call at 352-8540702.Entertainment GroupThe Entertainment Group, in conjunction with Sullivan Cadillac Buick GMC, opens its 11th Annual Show Series on Saturday, Sept. 29, at 7 p.m. At PHOTOS BY STEVEN SNOWMANBoth photos show recipients of aid load up supplies. PLEASESEEOTOW PAGE26 000C69Y Need a GREAT change in your life? The new putting green is just another reason to live at The Bridge at Ocala! Move to The Bridge where warmth, charm and gracious hospitality is a way of life. We have everything but YOU! Relax and make us your home now! AN ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY Miss the golf course? Miss the golf course? Come try our new putting green! Come try our new putting green! 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!!! RSVP (352) 873-2036 2800 SW 41st St., Bldg. 200 Ocala, FL 34474 Are you looking for me? S TEPHANIE Cell 352-229-0248 854-1178 8820 SR 200, Suit e B Nex t t o Divine Pr ovidence R es ale T uesday Thursday F riday-5 Satur day-12 000C77U Im at The Cutting Edge 000C6GB National Cremation Society FREE Seminar Thinking About Thinking About Cremation? Cremation? 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Friday, August 3, 2012 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 20~ Friday, August 3, 2012 www.smcitizen.com orable ministry to take regardless of the country. I do agree that for our military to maintain its strength in the future, we must consider reinstating the draft. Lets look at some facts regarding Romneys business ventures, keeping in mind that he didnt do this with taxpayer money: First, Staples, selling office supplies, now has over 2,000 stores that employ over 90,000 people; Bain Capital was not a failure, it was becoming one, he came in, closed the nonproductive sectors, investing in the successful operations and made it a success (that is what successful businesses do); he had a part in Dominos, Sealy, Brookstone, Weather Channel, Burger King, Warner Music Group, Dollarama, Home Depot plus many others. The man knows business and what it takes to make it successful. He also did a great job with our Olympics. Its hard to figure how this equates to his making his millions while destroying the middle class. Another econ 101 fact, our upper income citizens are the ones who provide jobs for the rest of us, with most of us working for the small business. We dont need to increase their taxes. If you want to know what system destroys the middle class, its socialism. I encourage you to read the communist manifesto, it is scary. Socialism is the engagement period, communism is the marriage. Also consider that he has 28 years of unpaid service to his country, his community and his church. In addition, in 2011 Romney gave over $4 million to charity, including his church, almost 19 percent of his income. For the record, Obama, who believes in sharing other peoples money, gave 1 percent. One last thought, just how many jobs has Obama created? Just where did he serve our country? Where LETTERSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 did all of his money come from? What do we really know about his past? Romney and his family are an open book, shouldnt the same apply to Obama? As I said, play fair! Wayne Rackley OcalaInaccurate ads against Senator NelsonHaving worked for the House of Representative during the 92nd Congress, its atrocious how some political advertising campaigns can be so false. Case in point against Senator Nelson. There is an ad circulating that Senator Nelson cast the deciding vote for President Obamas proposed health care plan. This is so utterly wrong. No senator can cast the deciding vote, only the vice president can do so. Since votes in the Senate and House are in alphabetical order either by state or name. Nelson or Florida fall in the middle. Now the Republicans will do anything to further their cause. Here we have a former captain in the army, astronaut, congressman, and now U.S. senator and the Republican establishment tells lies to try and bring him down. Oh yes, what has Rubio done of importance? Nothing! This in itself should tell you who the good guys are in Florida. If Im not mistaken, lies were the thing that got us into a war with Iraq by a Republican president named George W. Bush. Senator Nelson has been referred to by the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) as an ObamaClone, now does that mean Senator Rubio is a RomneyClone? Both are ridiculous. The NRSC is run by Kip Bond, former governor and senator from Missouri; he wasnt great then and hasnt improved over the years. The point being, you read all this negative advertising against a good man but you dont see any destructive ads against his opponents. Go get them, senator. Bill Ford Oak RunStop political mail, adsIve decided not to vote for anyone who mails me any more campaign material. Dont care if theyre Republican, Democrat, or whatever. Ditto the nonsense we must endure on TV, radio and the Internet. Its mostly not true anyhow: Mitt this, Barack that! Come on, give us a break! This stuff really gets annoying ... and, its the same thing over, and over again. At least Mitt Romney PLEASESEELETTERS, PAGE10 Our end of summer dance will be Saturday, Aug. 25, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at the Palm Grove with DJ Damian playing tunes from the 60s, 70s and 80s for Oak Run Baby Boomers and their guests. As an added summer treat, we will be serving spumoni. Come join us and try some of this scrumptious Italian ice cream. Ticket sales will be at the Orchid Club from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11, and Monday, Aug. 20. Cost is $5 for members and $7 for guests. Please remember to bring canned goods for a local food pantry. For additional information call Bill or Adele at 352-8544963.Friends of the LibraryOur mini book sale (which now also includes non-fiction books, DVDs, puzzles, etc.) will be held Saturday, Aug. 11, from 8 to 10 a.m. in the Orchid Club during the Donut Drop In. Support your library by joining Friends of the Library. Membership is only $3 which includes five meetings each year with speakers, entertainment, and refreshments. Our next meeting is Oct. 5 and our big Christmas meeting is Dec. 7.Renaissance WomenWe will be lunching at Olive Garden on Aug. 16. Call Norma at 352-854-191 if you would like to go. On Sept. 19 Valerie will be hosting a trip to the Hard Rock casino in Tampa. Call her at 352-873-1633 for more information.Oak Run TravelThe following day trips will be in our new brochure coming out in early October. Please keep in mind that some are not yet set in stone with contracts. These trips are only for Oak Run residents and their guests. Detailed information will be in the fall brochure with ticket sale dates announced soon. Sunday, Dec. 16, Sister Act, Tampa Bay Performing Arts, (Straz Theatre) Saturday, Jan. 12, UFC, Gainesville, You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up Wednesday, Jan. 16, Seminole Hard Rock Casino Sunday, Jan. 20, Wicked, Tampa Bay Performing Arts, (Straz Theatre) Friday, Jan. 25, Yrs of Broadway, Ruth Eckerd Hall Sunday, Jan. 27, to 5, Show Palace Dinner TheatreRoyal Oaks Womens GolfOn Tuesday, July 24, we played Odd Holes. We did play all 18 holes, even and odd, but only the scores of the odd numbered holes counted! We used of our handicap to determine the net score. Many of our members are traveling and the number of players low, but a good time was had by everyone who played. The winners were: First Flight 1st place Pat Blackburn, 2nd place Sylvia Zappia; Second Flight 1st place Lynn Houghton, 2nd place Noreen Salo; Third Flight 1st place Beverly Lassiter, 2nd place Ilene Simnowitz. Judy Klein was Closest to the Pin.Royal Oaks Lady NinersOn July 26 we played Putt, Putt with full handicap. BJ Lassiter came in 1st., Sam Timmermeyer 2nd., and a three way tie for 3rd., Diana Schmidt, Rae Stover, and Elsa Berbig. Diana Schmidt had a chip in on #11 and Elsa Berbig had a chip in on #18. Cindy Kocher was closest to pin on #16. Royal Oaks Mens GolfJuly 27 was another hot day on the golf course, with the temperature reaching 90 degrees by 10:30 in the morning. That, coupled with a lack of any breeze, made for a hot time. However, 29 players braved the elements and played a points game. The winners with a score of 156 were Emmett Dowling, Bill Start, John Wargo, and Larry Soine. Second with a 149 were Mickey Klein, Sam Sample, Jan Flickinger, and Duke Slayton. Third with a 148 were John DeSalvo, Bill Ellin, Ray Hagerman, and Paul Colatruglio. Closest to the pin on the par threes were Ron Catapano, John DeSalvo, and John Wargo (2). A reminder for all the players, keep pace with the group ahead of you, and play ready golf so we dont spend any unnecessary time in the hot weather. Thanks. Send all items for this column to Carol Ann Wheeler at democratcarol@deccacable.com no later than the afternoon of the Friday before publication. Note there are no hyphens in the address. Do not leave messages on her answering machine regarding item for this column. Also, do not put articles or pictures in her cubby. If e-mail cannot be used, take the copy and/or pictures, with names of all people listed, to the Citizen office in Kingsland Plaza across from Pine Run. Baby Boomers schedule their end of summer dance OAK RUN C WCarol AnnWheeler 000A8NZ 000C6UX 000C70U CANADIAN MEDS 000C67Y 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 Dont Delay Avoid Waiting CALL TODAY Celebrate Our One Year Anniversary With Siemans Employee Pricing If you want to pay more for better hearing . 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Friday, August 3, 2012 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 10~ Friday, August 3, 2012 www.smcitizen.com proposes possible solutions to Americas problems, but President Obama seems not to have even heard about those problems. How much money is wasted on this junk, anyhow? The money should be put to a better use? Hey, heres a thought, how about donating the money to those who could really use it? Oh sure ... thatll happen!!! Well, unfortunately thats all part of the political game. The important thing is that we do vote ... vote for the person who will get America out of the mess its in now and back on the right track. Joe OHara OcalaKindness still aliveKindness is still alive in this wonderful country of ours. We have seen it vividly demonstrated this past week, throughout the nation, as a response to the tragedy in Aurora, Colorado. Kindness is also demonstrated in many other ways just in our everyday activities. For example, On July 23, we went to our State Road 200s Cracker Barrel to have lunch. On the way into the restaurant, a gentleman came up to us and thanked us for flying two U.S. flags on our van. This resulted in a brief, agreeable chat regarding patriotism in the U.S. He was taken to one table and us, to another. Later on, when we asked for the bill for our lunch, our waitress told us, Oh, the gentleman who was sitting over there, paid your bill. It was the same gentleman who had commented on the flags on our van, but he had already left the restaurant, so we dont know who he is. But what we do know is that he is both patriotic and kind. Obviously, we appreciate what this stranger did for us, but perhaps, more importantly, he performed a random act of kindness with no expectation of applause, or even a Thank You. This true kindness and we do thank him and wish him many blessings. David and Nancy Groves Ocala LETTERSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 9 All dinners are open to the public in the dining hall: Saturday breakfast has been canceled until further notice. The Mens Auxiliary serves wing and shrimp baskets with coleslaw and fries on the first and third Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. A fish fry is held on the second and fourth Friday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. A taco buffet sponsored by the Mens Auxiliary will be served on Friday, Aug. 31 from 4 to 6 p.m. The buffet includes beef or chicken with hard or soft shells and all the trimmings. The donation is $6. V-Burgers have been canceled until September. Bingo is open to the public each Monday and Thursday with early bird specials starting at 11 a.m. Lunch is available. Members and guests :(non-members must be signed in by a Post 4781 member). Monday Night Bar Bingo is played in the canteen from 6 to 8 p.m. Food is available. Join us for Karaoke on Friday from 6 to 10 p.m. On Saturday enjoy the music of free juke box both day and night. Hall Rental: Rental includes a nonsmoking hall with catering and kitchen services available. The reasonable rates vary according to needs. For more information contact Bob at 904-716-0578. Please Note: Catering is now available for all events at Post 4781.The VFW is located at State Road 200 and Southwest 110th Street. Phone is 352-873-4781. Upcoming events at VFW Post 4781 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 352-873-7441 for more details. RELIGION Crossroads ChurchCrossroads Church will celebrate its five year homecoming on Aug. 5 at the 11 a.m. service and following the service. Events include water baptism, picnic and a water day for the youngest members and visitors. The celebration will led by Bishop Paul Woosley at 8070 S.W. 60th Ave. Christs Church of Marion CountySaturday, Aug. 4: Mens Prayer Group, 8 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 5: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Wedenesday, Aug. 8: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Friendship Fellowship Potluck Lunch following Worship Service. Wedenesday, Aug. 15: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Christs Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., off State Road 200, Ocala. Phone is 352-861-6182, website is www.ccomc.org.Friendship Baptist ChurchSunday services at Friendship Baptist Church begin with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., followed by morning worship at 10:45. The Sunday Evening Bible Study and the Youth Life groups meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday night Bible study and Teen Impact is at 7 p.m., There will be S.N.A.C. time after the evening service on Aug. 5; the theme is Summer Fruits. On Aug. 19, the Discipleship Program will start at 9 a.m. The pastor is Randall Brown and the youth pastor is C.J. Fouraker. Friendship Baptist Church is at 9510 S.W. 105th St., off State Road 200. Church office phone is 352-237-2640.Countryside Presbyterian Pastor Gary O. Marshall will celebrate communion at the 10:30 am worship service on Sunday, Aug. 5 at Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. The public is invited and for further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633.Congregation Beth Israel SchoolCongregation Beth Israel of Ocala announces open registration of its religious school, Congregation Beth Israel School of Jewish Education. The school currently meets once a week on Sunday mornings at various places in the community. The curriculum consists of Jewish life cycle and history, Hebrew, Bible, holidays and traditions as well as courses on Israel and pre-bar and bat mitzvah and confirmation classes. The school caters to the individual needs of the students and parent participation is encouraged. The staff consists of caring, experienced teachers. Suzanne Boetger is Educational Director. For further information and enrollment contact Suzanne at theboetgers@yahoo.com or Judi at 352More religion news, Page 22 000BZGM EXPIRES 8/10/12 WMM SMC Must have 4 players. Not valid with any other offer. All inclusive: 18 holes of golf & golf carts, hotdog lunch special. 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S undays: Sunday School . . . . . . 9:15 A.M. Morning Worship . . . . 10:30 A.M. Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:00 P.M. Children s Bible Quizzing 6:00 P M. W e dnesday Evenings Adult Bible Study . . . . . 6:00 P M. Pastor Curt Dowling 5884 SW 60th A ve. (Airport Rd.) Ocala, Fl 34477 (352) 861-0755 www .ocalawestnaz.org 000BT58 000bk1n 4800 SW 20th St Ocala, FL 34474 352-237-5611 www.bereanbaptist.net Ber ean Bapt ist Church Independent F undament al Dr Mike Patton Pastor Sunday Bible Study 9:45am Sunday Worship 10:45am & 6:00pm Wednesday Bible Study 7:00pm Assistive Listening System Nursery pr ovided for all services 9524 S.W 105th St., Ocala 237-2640 S unday Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship 10:45 a.m. Evening Worship 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study 7p.m. Y outh Alive 7p.m. Randall Br own Pastor Friendship B aptist Church A Place of New Spiritual Beginnings 000BZHQ 1 1251 S.W Highway 484 (1.3 Miles W est of State Road 200) 352-465-7272 Sunday 9:00 A.M. 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Friday, August 3, 2012 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 18~ Friday, August 3, 2012 www.smcitizen.com It was just another day and I was indulging a carefree moment of complaining about the weather. I cant believe its so hot today, I muttered. I thought I was talking to myself but obviously, I had an audience. Have you ever said or did something not realizing somebody was watching you? Every time I am in a restaurant eating, I endeavor to remember there is an audience and try my very best not to spill the soup on my lap. Although, I must admit that that kind of lap dance always gets a vigorous round of applause from the audience. Dont ask me how I know. I thought in my own special way of thinking that I was alone only to find out the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage was within earshot of my remarks. I must say she is rather remarkable. Those earshot moments are quite extensive. I will not go as far as to say that she can read my mind, although I think she can, but she seems to know what I am thinking even before I go through the effort and labor of thinking. I do not know why I even spend the energy thinking on my own. Even when I do think up a thought of my own and go so far as to express it I am always challenged. The challenge is, do not think that way. The challenger is my wife. Life would be so much easier, not to mention less stressful, if I just would quit thinking my own thoughts. It is when I am thinking my own thoughts that I get into trouble. Life would be so much easier if I allowed someone else to think my thoughts for me. After all, isnt that why men get married? Why women get married still baffles me. Getting back to my moment of complaining. I cant believe, I muttered, its so hot today. To which, my wife said, Dont you know its summer? And dont you know that its supposed to be hot during the summer? I did know that but it did not make the heat any more bearable. Then she said something that rather confused me. I have been confused before. Confusion is a familiar territory to me. But this confusion was different. If, my wife said rather sternly, you cant stand the heat get out of the kitchen. What the kitchen had to do with it being hot outside is way beyond my pay scale. There was a brief moment when I almost threw caution to the wind and asked my wife what she meant by that comment. Boy, am I glad I didnt. I make it a practice to stay as far away from the kitchen as possible, especially when my wife is present. There is something about a kitchen that makes me rather nervous to the point of dropping her favorite cup and having it break all over the floor. I stay out of the kitchen heat or no heat. If I remember correctly, my wife said as she stared at me rather intently, a few months ago you were complaining about how cold it was. She was right. It was not but a few months ago, I was complaining that it was so cold outside that I just could not bear it. Youre going to have to make up your mind. That was a serious admonition from her. For her to tell me to make up my mind sends some very contradictory messages to me. After all, she is forever making up my mind for me. She seems to know exactly what I want at the restaurant and before I can get a word in edgewise or otherwise, she has ordered for me. Im not complaining. She knows exactly what I want. Either, she continued, its too hot or its too cold. Now make up your mind. I smiled demurely in her direction and nodded in the affirmative. Not wanting to further the conversation I whispered very gently, Yes, dear. It concluded our tte--tte. Later on in the evening, we were watching television. It was the local news and special report of the day had to do with the record heat wave across our country. Its been a long time, the weatherman said, since weve seen temperatures this high. Boy, is it hot out there. I glanced in her direction as covertly as possible and noticed she was staring at me, just daring me to say something. There is a time to say something and then sometimes something should not be said at all. I concealed my infectious grin as much as possible knowing that someone was watching me. Under my breath I whispered, I cant believe its so hot today. After all, it is summer and it is supposed to be hot. I just believe that everybody has the right to complain about the weather. I also believe that some people have the right not to hear me complain about the weather. It is a well-noted mark of wisdom to know when to speak and when not to speak. Solomon in the Old Testament had it right when he said, Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding (Proverbs 17:28 KJV). So, this is summer, but you did not hear it from me.Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. So this is summer, is it? OUT TO PASTOR J SRev. James L. Snyder Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala welcomes new rabbiAre you searching for a spiritual home this High Holiday season? Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala warmly invites the community to meet and greet its new spiritual leader, Rabbi Karen Allen on Friday, Aug. 24, at 8 p.m. at the Collins Center, 9401 State Road 200, Suite 303, Building 300 in Ocala. Rabbi Allen will be conducting Shabbat evening services with her unique blend of music, congregational participation and discussion. She brings to this Reconstructionist congregation a wealth of experience in the world of music, drama and Jewish learning. Her goal is to make Judaism relevant and meaningful to each Jewish person in todays world. There will be an Oneg after the service and prospective members are encouraged to attend. For further information, contact Judi at 352-237-8277, email bethisraelocala@embarqmail.com or visit our website, bethisraelocala.org. Beth Israel Ocala is an affiliate of the Jewish Reconstructionist Movement. It is a liberal, progressive and inclusive congregation. Homeschool help availableAre you a Marion County Homeschooler looking to make more friends for trips, projects, outings and play dates? Are you thinking about homeschooling and would like a place to ask questions, get advice or voice concerns? Be sure to check out an inclusive, everyone is welcome group that is very active and always looking to make new friends. Come check us out! http://ocalahomeschooling.com or call: 352-508-7465. Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com 000C6AX Political ad paid for by Ken Maria and multiple concerned citizens of Marion County. 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Most Jews and others are aware of the ninth of the Jewish month of Av as a national day of mourning for disasters that have befallen the Jewish people, namely the destruction of the two Jerusalem temples and the expulsion of the Jews from Spain. Not many are aware that just a few days later, comes a holiday devoted to love, romance, courting and finding a life partner. The fifteenth day of Av fulfills that function and its resurgence in modern times has added new meaning to the role of love in Judaism. The holiday this year is observed on Aug. 3. Tu BAv, tu meaning fifteen, is a post-Biblical holiday like Chanukah and Purim. It was started by the rabbis during the time of the Talmud, about 1500 years ago. It always occurs on the full moon, as the Jewish calendar is a lunar one. There is also the connection with the moon as a symbol of fertility, love and romance, which was common to ancient cultures. On this special day in ancient Israel, the young maidens would come forth dressed in white dresses and dance in the vineyards, hoping to attract the attention of the eligible young men. The white dresses, a symbol of purity, was a way for the men to look beyond the material things the women may possess and to be concerned with their spiritual and inner beauty. It was the conduit for all the daughters of Israel to have an equal chance for marriage In light of todays highly materialistic society with TV and Hollywood blasting out its messages of sexuality, this seems a far more gentler way of choosing a mate and it was a great way to celebrate the end of the grape harvest. According to the Talmud, the holiday has several events associated with the date. On this day, all the tribes were allowed to intermarry. During the time of the desert wandering, this was not allowed because there was concern that proper land inheritance would be lost. The day became a favorite for weddings. Jews were allowed to bury the followers of Bar Kochba who led a revolt against the Romans. The last stronghold, Betar, was conquered by the Romans. It marked the end of Jewish resistance against the Romans. The day also marked the end of the Exodus generation who wandered the desert for 40 years. Only those not born a slave were to enter the Promised Land. In ancient days, the brides-to-be of Shilo, in northern Israel, danced in the vineyards. Today, many Israelis go to the ancient first capital of Israel to watch modern dancers in the Jewish community dance while serenaded by song. Thus a beautiful tradition is kept alive in the Jewish State. Tu BAv is a popular date for weddings. In Israel, dance festivals and musical concerts are held to commemorate the day. Although it is treated as a regular workday, as in our American holiday of Valentines Day, it is customary to send flowers, small gifts and cards to loved ones. In our world today filled with so much violence and unrest, it is pleasant to reflect on a holiday, which celebrates just the opposite, that is, one that elevates love and affection.Friday, August 3, 2012 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 12~ Friday, August 3, 2012 www.smcitizen.com ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A strong social whirl brings a new round of good times to fun-loving Rams and Ewes. Cupid also is busy aiming arrows at single Lambs hoping for a heart-to-heart encounter. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) A romantic incident could take a more serious turn if the Divine Bovine considers meeting Cupids challenge. Meanwhile, a professional opportunity is also about to turn up. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A bit of hardheaded realism could be just what the Twins need at this emotionally challenged time. Face the facts as they are, not as you want them to be. Good luck. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Many opportunities open up. But you need to be aware of their actual pros and cons. Check them all out and make your choice from those that offer more of what you seek. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) A more stable situation begins, allowing you to feel more secure about making important decisions. Meanwhile, be sure to meet your project deadline so you can move on to other things. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Congratulations. A new personal relationship thrives as you learn how to make room in your busy life for this wonderfully warm and exciting emotional experience. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) A new contact opens some doors. Thats the good news. But theres a caution involved: Be sure you protect your rights to your work before showing it to anyone. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) A former colleague might seek to resume a working partnership. Ask yourself if you need it. If yes, get more information. If no, respectfully decline the request. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Good times dominate your aspect. So why not have a party to celebrate a loved ones success? And do invite that special person you want to know better. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) The shy side of the Sea Goat soon gives way to your more assertive self. This should help you when it comes time to speak up for yourself and your achievements. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) A new period of stability will help you deal with some recently reworked plans. Once you get your current task done, you can devote more time to personal matters. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Things are finally much more stable these days, so you can restart the process of meeting your well-planned goals with fewer chances of interruption or delay. BORN THIS WEEK: You love being the brightest light wherever you are, and people love basking in your warmth and charm. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. 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More than 220 residents braved the rain and came out with their friends and neighbors to Summer Fest on Monday, July 23. A great evening of delicious food; fantastic entertainment and fun fellowship was had by all who crowded into the ball room; the patio area and the picnic tables. The drizzle didnt keep many away from this record setting event for attendance. Everyone enjoyed shaved roast beef sandwiches with all the trimmings; iced tea and lemonade to drink and a Klondike Bar for dessert. Compliments abounded to the kitchen staff for the tasty food and quick service. Rich Becotte played the music that set the tone for the evening with such songs as Boot Scootin Boogie; Red Solo Cup and many more favorite tunes. While a lot of the attendees danced, others chatted and enjoyed the company of friends with the music playing gently in the background. Mario Zacco was there to do the drawings for the fifty/fifty and the gift certificate to Outback Steak House. He also received the applause and appreciation of the residents for his generosity in sponsoring the 100 Days of Summer events. Of course any occasion this big requires a team effort and the volunteers should be justly proud of their accomplishments. Those who helped out were, Dick Francis; Marty Duesel; Dave and Joan Siegel; Bill Brotherhood; Peggy Konar; Gene Wachsmuth; Monica Becotte; Nancy Archer; Rich Becotte; Jay and Fred OHern. Much support came from Fred, Doug and Geri of Cherrywood Management and last but not least, we thank the ice cream ladies, Genevieve Downs; Marguerite Fiorenza and Marion OHern. Everyone did a magnificent job is putting this event together and we are looking forward to yet another successful Summer Fest later this month. Election DayAugust 14 is primary election day here in Marion County. Because our clubhouse great room is a polling place, the following activities will not take place; Ping Pong; Exercise Class or Mah Jongg. All other scheduled activities that regularly occur in the clubhouse will convene as usual. Elections are vitally important to our nation; state and community so your participation is encouraged. Volunteers will be on hand to assist you and to answer your questions. Please make every effort to get out and take advantage of this all important right. Norm Pellerin 9-Ball TournamentA weekend of fun is scheduled for all of our pool players. On Aug. 20 and 21, Cherrywood will hold its annual Norm Pellerin 9-Ball Tournament. Good competition and good times fit this event like chalk fits a cue stick as the players vie for prizes and bragging rights. Players can sign up in the poolroom of the clubhouse. We are looking for about 30 or more players at all levels of playing ability to compete. The cut off date for signing up is Aug. 15 so hurry on down to the clubhouse and get your name on the list. Also on the 15th there will be a short meeting to announce the first round players; present the rules and outline the procedures that will be followed by the participants. On the 17th a complete schedule will be posted so you will know game times for your rounds. This is always an exciting and interesting event so get to the poolroom and sign up and then start practicing for this fun match up. Ladies Travel BilliardsLadies, here is a chance for you to enjoy the pleasure of pool with like minded friends and neighbors in an atmosphere of cordial competition. Our 2012-2013 Ladies Traveling Pool Team schedule is now on the bulletin board of the pool room. The addition of teams has caused the schedule to be enhanced so we need more players. Team Captain, Ruth Hurley has invited anyone interested in playing or learning how to play to get in touch with her. She promises a no pressure atmosphere for beginners; advanced players; or anyone in between. Just give her a call at 873-7208 for details on how to get involved in this light hearted sport. If youd like to come out and see how much fun pool can be, try coming to the poolroom on Wednesdays between 1 and 3 in the afternoon. Its co-ed time where the men and women relax in an easy going social pool gathering to get tips; give tips and kibitz with one another. Newcomers are encouraged; youll have fun plus youll get to know your neighbors.Memorial CommitteeThe newly formed Veterans Memorial Committee hosted its first Reception Support function on July 21 for the family of Grant Smith. In attendance were Grants wife Ginger; son Tom and daughter Sue with her husband Lance. Our committee members, Eve Houghtaling, Ruth Hurley, Arleen Mayberry and Sandra Brotherhood, provided decorations; assistance with food service; beverages and clean up. The Veterans Club presented Ginger with a rose and a salute for her fallen husband as well as ensuring that his name was added to the memorial plaque in the clubhouse. The committee stands ready to support all families of Veterans Club Members who pass away. We are grateful to these ladies for their work and invite anyone else who would like to join them to sign up for this worthwhile committee.Cherrywood TravelsHow about a Biloxi get away for just $159 per person? On Aug. 19 through the 22nd Natalie is hosting this trip to the Hard Rock Caf and the Palace Casino. The price includes deluxe motor coach; three nights accommodations; $25 slot play and $22 in food coupons. Make your reservations with Natalie at 352-854-4561 and dont miss out on this exciting and fun tilled trip. Our own Nancy Archer is gathering a group to head for the Victory Casino Cruise scheduled for September 12. This bargain trip is only $41 and includes the round trip bus fare; boarding fees; buffet luncheon; on board entertainment and $20 free play on your Victory Casino Club Card. Traditionally this trip sells out quickly and at this price its no wonder. Contact Nancy at 352-861-1432 for booking information. On Aug. 11, the Alhambra Dinner Theater will feature a step back in time with a tribute to the late, great Hank Williams. Bus fare is included from Cherrywood and a lunch buffet will be served prior to the matinee show. August 22, the Winter Park Playhouse is the place to see the production of Nunsense. Laura Kane escorts everyone to this hilarious musical including a luncheon at the Cheesecake Factory. August 29 there will be a mystery day trip. Whats going on? Thats the mystery. Contact Nancy for more information on this exciting days activity. Theres always fun when it comes to travel at Cherrywood.Accordion ClubWednesday, July 25, the Ocala Accordion Club metFriday, August 3, 2012 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 16~ Friday, August 3, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Huge Summer Fest crowd enjoys a great evening CHERRYWOOD ESTATES J EJohn Everlove Memorial Committee members Sandra Brotherhood, Arleen Mayberry, Eve Houghtaling, Ruth Hurley. SEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE14 On Aug. 21, after the Tuesday morning social, our speaker will be Paul McConnell, a representative from Physicians United Plan (PUP). He will be speaking to us on the ways to save money on prescription medications. If you think youre spending a lot of money on prescriptions, youre probably right. According to information on WebMD, in 2008, American patients and insurance companies spent more than $234 billion on prescriptions, up from $40 million in 1990. In 2020, annual spending on prescription drugs is expected to top $512 billion. And a recent AARP survey stated that the cost of many leading brand-name medicines went up by nearly double digits last year. If youre interested in finding out how you can save on your prescription medications, join us in the Lifestyle Center on Tuesday, Aug. 21, after the social. You will get the four tips to help you save money, as well as an explanation of the Medicare donut hole/coverage gap. Sunshine variety showPlans are under way for Sunshines fundraising variety show/dinner, Tropical Escape. Weve had a great response by residents with a variety of talents who signed up to perform, said Janice Wood, event chairperson. Our theme is tropical escape, so you can expect beautiful decorations and a menu to match. The assistant chairperson of the event is Lois Norris, and Leta Simmons heads the decoration committee with assistant Merry Anne Krell. A lot of thought and hard work goes into these fundraising events, so set aside Saturday, Sept. 22, and be sure to support Sunshine by attending this event. Tickets are $10 each and will go on sale Aug. 21 at the Tuesday Social. Our Sunshine Committee is composed of Save on prescriptions will be topic at Tuesday social MARION LANDING D BDiane Bress Marion Landing residents Pat Kennison, left, and Lorraine Moran, center, donate blood on the Big Red Bus on July 18. They are shown with Chalandra, right, from Floridas Blood Center. PHOTOS BY DIANE BRESS Resident Pat Wurst, left, coordinates the bi-monthly blood drive for Marion Landing and stresses the importance of having a sufficient supply of blood on hand to help the people of Marion County. Assisting Pat with check-in is Mary Dwyer, one of the many Blood Drive volunteers. 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as usual, at our Cherrywood Community Center. The parking lot held numerous cars, and approaching the building, the sweet yet sorrowful sound of Danny Boy could be heard through the walls. Inside, fifty or so people couples and singles were happily enjoying their drinks and munchies and especially the music which prompted some to dance. Cherrywood resident Bob Mace played and sung some solos and enticed the audience to sing along to Charlie Brown. Carol and Dan Hogan likened the evening to a wedding reception without the bride and groom, while Ann Bardack said she and husband Bruce come every month to enjoy the music and camaraderie. T.T. brought her visiting daughter and granddaughters and said she always comes with her friend Pia for the uplifting, good times. If you havent yet experienced the Ocala Accordion Club, come out on the fourth Wednesday each month and dance to the music or just visit with your friends; Cherrywood is indeed fortunate to have this group meet in our community. Contact Cherrywood resident Dick Richards at 352-854-6236 for further information.CERT Meeting Aug. 15Many years ago I was told by an older gentleman that, its hard to sell bad news. Of course he was right, but in this case, Im selling good news to hopefully prevent bad news. On Aug. 15, our CERT team will be showing the movie entitled, Your Survival. This movie is narrated by Dr. Arnett who is an expert on hurricanes; flooding and natural disasters of all sorts. He has appeared on several TV networks including PBS. We all have become complacent in recent years because weve escaped any major events on the weather front but just a couple of weeks ago, a storm knocked out power to Cherrywood. While the outage lasted less than an hour, we can imagine what it would be like if that were a two or three day or even longer event. Unfortunately we in Marion County are not immune from the possible problems that face all Floridians. Learning how to deal effectively in emergencies can at least, cut down on the inconveniences that accompany these storms and at best; can save our lives. Our CERT team is encouraging everyone, especially those new to Florida or to Cherrywood, to attend the showing of this film. Refreshments will be served so you dont have to miss out on your morning coffee and snack. Please come and sit in the relaxed atmosphere of the clubhouse; learn some vitally important steps you can take now to insure your safety and where to find support if disaster occurs. The meeting starts promptly at 8:30 a.m. and no tickets are required. Also, if you are interested in joining the CERT team, this would an excellent opportunity to find out what you need to do. The Cherrywood Emergency Response Team is here for you and I sincerely hope that Ive been able to sell you on attending this important meeting.ReminderMany of us take the month of August off to catch up with family and friends; to relax a bit and to prepare for more activities in this very active community. For that reason, the following events will not be held in August: Shutterbugs Camera Club; Trivia; Movie Night Veterans Club; Garden Club and Bocce Ball on Aug. 18 and 25. These events will resume in September so keep an eye on your Cherrywood Chirp Magazine and this column for dates and times. Country Under the SunOn Aug. 18 from 5 until 9 p.m. Kenny Jackson will again be here for a night of fun and entertainment. After the record showing for last months event, you want to be sure and get your tickets early because we want another full house. The evening begins with a dinner of pulled pork sandwiches and all the trimmings. Iced tea and lemonade are served (artificially sweetened) or you can bring your own beverage of choice. After a delicious meal, Kenny Jackson, always a favorite of Cherrywood residents, will begin playing the music that gets the toes tapping and the bodies in motion to dance the night away. With a countryFriday, August 3, 2012 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 14~ Friday, August 3, 2012 www.smcitizen.com TO ADVERTISE HERE CALL TOM OR SUSIE AT 854-3986 CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 13 Bruce and Ann Bardack dance to the Accordion Club music. SEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE15 and western theme, feel free to wear your favorite cowboy hat and come on out for a great night of fun and laughter. Part of the 100 Days of Summer Celebration, this event is free to all residents thanks to Chris and the Cherrywood Management, but you must have a ticket to attend. See Geri for your tickets and if you have guests staying with you, see Geri to register them. Guest tickets are $12 per person for those over 18 years of age. Come on out for a good old fashioned country loving dinner and dance.Spotlight on Excellence:Each week we feature a resident or person of prominence in our community who has an interesting past; a promising future or who has made a significant contribution to the quality of life here at Cherrywood. This week we feature an individual who though seldom recognized or acknowledged, makes a real difference to our active community life style here in Cherrywood. I am of course speaking about our senior maintenance man, Fred Potter. Fred has been at Cherrywood for approximately seven months. He brings with him a wide array of expertise and experience. Ever since high school and before, he has been working in the construction trades doing everything from foundation work to dry wall installation; plumbing to new roofs. The middle child of five children, Fred was raised by a single mom who needed help supporting her family. At an early age he learned the meaning of hard work and the value of a dollar as he helped out his siblings. His efforts paid off as his family was able to stay together and even today, stay as a close knit group. Fred is no stranger to tragedy or hard times. Unfortunately, two of his siblings have passed away. Freds brother Brian was killed in a boating accident a few years ago. Prior to that, his sister Diane passed away. In spite of these and other horrific incidents, he manages to keep a broad and ready smile and an optimistic outlook on life. Prior to the housing bust, Fred was a subcontractor. When property values plunged and new building all but came to a halt, he was forced to relinquish his company and seek employment elsewhere. For a few years he found work putting up dry wall but then, thankfully for Cherrywood, he found employment here. Since coming here, he has carved out a niche for himself in our community. Fred lives in Dunnellon with his wife Marsha, and their two children, Christopher and Tonya. They moved there from New Port Richey to be close to his brother and other family members. A smile flickers across Freds face when he speaks of his wife and children. There are many tasks that Fred is responsible for her at Cherrywood. Just the lawn and shrubs alone would be a full time job as he keeps close tabs on the common ground. This is not his only assignment however. He also maintains the sparkling clean pool that cools residents on hot summer days and nights and that hosts the water aerobics classes through the week. Keeping a large clubhouse such as ours clean and ready for almost constant use is no small job but Fred manages make it a building that is not only functional but is a source of pride for all the residents. When real estate people show Cherrywood to their clients, one of the places they visit is the clubhouse. With its bright floors, clean rooms and well arranged tables and chairs, potential buyers are truly impressed. In addition to these jobs, Fred also keeps up the bocce ball and basketball courts; the horseshoe pits; shuffleboard surfaces and tennis courts. As if that were not enough, the picnic area is also one of Freds responsibilities. When there are functions at the clubhouse, and those are almost every day, Fred works closely with the committee chair persons or the person directing the event to make sure that everything is ready. Then there are the constant maintenance issues that arise and Fred is always there to change a light bulb; mop up a spill or arrange chairs. When asked what he liked best about Cherrywood Fred quickly replied, The people. Ever since my first day theyve made me feel welcome. Im very grateful for that. As residents, lets show Fred our gratitude to him for his commitment and excellent work. When you see him out working, dont be afraid to introduce yourself and say Thank you.From your ReporterThanks to Jim and Eve for covering the Accordion Club function for me. I took a few days off to go out of town so I sincerely appreciate their help. As always, if you have any ideas of suggestions for items that you would like to see covered in this column, you are encouraged to let me know at urperssec@yahoo.com Your opinions are important. CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 14 Fred Potter 000C61C Whats For Whats For LUNCH? LUNCH? Our Monday Thru Friday Daily Lunch Specials Our Monday Thru Friday Daily Lunch Specials Are Freshly Prepared Every Day Are Freshly Prepared Every Day Enjoy a lunch-sized portion of some of our favorite meals. Served from 11AM 4PM 3801 S.W. 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as usual, at our Cherrywood Community Center. The parking lot held numerous cars, and approaching the building, the sweet yet sorrowful sound of Danny Boy could be heard through the walls. Inside, fifty or so people couples and singles were happily enjoying their drinks and munchies and especially the music which prompted some to dance. Cherrywood resident Bob Mace played and sung some solos and enticed the audience to sing along to Charlie Brown. Carol and Dan Hogan likened the evening to a wedding reception without the bride and groom, while Ann Bardack said she and husband Bruce come every month to enjoy the music and camaraderie. T.T. brought her visiting daughter and granddaughters and said she always comes with her friend Pia for the uplifting, good times. If you havent yet experienced the Ocala Accordion Club, come out on the fourth Wednesday each month and dance to the music or just visit with your friends; Cherrywood is indeed fortunate to have this group meet in our community. Contact Cherrywood resident Dick Richards at 352-854-6236 for further information.CERT Meeting Aug. 15Many years ago I was told by an older gentleman that, its hard to sell bad news. Of course he was right, but in this case, Im selling good news to hopefully prevent bad news. On Aug. 15, our CERT team will be showing the movie entitled, Your Survival. This movie is narrated by Dr. Arnett who is an expert on hurricanes; flooding and natural disasters of all sorts. He has appeared on several TV networks including PBS. We all have become complacent in recent years because weve escaped any major events on the weather front but just a couple of weeks ago, a storm knocked out power to Cherrywood. While the outage lasted less than an hour, we can imagine what it would be like if that were a two or three day or even longer event. Unfortunately we in Marion County are not immune from the possible problems that face all Floridians. Learning how to deal effectively in emergencies can at least, cut down on the inconveniences that accompany these storms and at best; can save our lives. Our CERT team is encouraging everyone, especially those new to Florida or to Cherrywood, to attend the showing of this film. Refreshments will be served so you dont have to miss out on your morning coffee and snack. Please come and sit in the relaxed atmosphere of the clubhouse; learn some vitally important steps you can take now to insure your safety and where to find support if disaster occurs. The meeting starts promptly at 8:30 a.m. and no tickets are required. Also, if you are interested in joining the CERT team, this would an excellent opportunity to find out what you need to do. The Cherrywood Emergency Response Team is here for you and I sincerely hope that Ive been able to sell you on attending this important meeting.ReminderMany of us take the month of August off to catch up with family and friends; to relax a bit and to prepare for more activities in this very active community. For that reason, the following events will not be held in August: Shutterbugs Camera Club; Trivia; Movie Night Veterans Club; Garden Club and Bocce Ball on Aug. 18 and 25. These events will resume in September so keep an eye on your Cherrywood Chirp Magazine and this column for dates and times. Country Under the SunOn Aug. 18 from 5 until 9 p.m. Kenny Jackson will again be here for a night of fun and entertainment. After the record showing for last months event, you want to be sure and get your tickets early because we want another full house. The evening begins with a dinner of pulled pork sandwiches and all the trimmings. Iced tea and lemonade are served (artificially sweetened) or you can bring your own beverage of choice. After a delicious meal, Kenny Jackson, always a favorite of Cherrywood residents, will begin playing the music that gets the toes tapping and the bodies in motion to dance the night away. With a countryFriday, August 3, 2012 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 14~ Friday, August 3, 2012 www.smcitizen.com TO ADVERTISE HERE CALL TOM OR SUSIE AT 854-3986 CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 13 Bruce and Ann Bardack dance to the Accordion Club music. SEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE15 and western theme, feel free to wear your favorite cowboy hat and come on out for a great night of fun and laughter. Part of the 100 Days of Summer Celebration, this event is free to all residents thanks to Chris and the Cherrywood Management, but you must have a ticket to attend. See Geri for your tickets and if you have guests staying with you, see Geri to register them. Guest tickets are $12 per person for those over 18 years of age. Come on out for a good old fashioned country loving dinner and dance.Spotlight on Excellence:Each week we feature a resident or person of prominence in our community who has an interesting past; a promising future or who has made a significant contribution to the quality of life here at Cherrywood. This week we feature an individual who though seldom recognized or acknowledged, makes a real difference to our active community life style here in Cherrywood. I am of course speaking about our senior maintenance man, Fred Potter. Fred has been at Cherrywood for approximately seven months. He brings with him a wide array of expertise and experience. Ever since high school and before, he has been working in the construction trades doing everything from foundation work to dry wall installation; plumbing to new roofs. The middle child of five children, Fred was raised by a single mom who needed help supporting her family. At an early age he learned the meaning of hard work and the value of a dollar as he helped out his siblings. His efforts paid off as his family was able to stay together and even today, stay as a close knit group. Fred is no stranger to tragedy or hard times. Unfortunately, two of his siblings have passed away. Freds brother Brian was killed in a boating accident a few years ago. Prior to that, his sister Diane passed away. In spite of these and other horrific incidents, he manages to keep a broad and ready smile and an optimistic outlook on life. Prior to the housing bust, Fred was a subcontractor. When property values plunged and new building all but came to a halt, he was forced to relinquish his company and seek employment elsewhere. For a few years he found work putting up dry wall but then, thankfully for Cherrywood, he found employment here. Since coming here, he has carved out a niche for himself in our community. Fred lives in Dunnellon with his wife Marsha, and their two children, Christopher and Tonya. They moved there from New Port Richey to be close to his brother and other family members. A smile flickers across Freds face when he speaks of his wife and children. There are many tasks that Fred is responsible for her at Cherrywood. Just the lawn and shrubs alone would be a full time job as he keeps close tabs on the common ground. This is not his only assignment however. He also maintains the sparkling clean pool that cools residents on hot summer days and nights and that hosts the water aerobics classes through the week. Keeping a large clubhouse such as ours clean and ready for almost constant use is no small job but Fred manages make it a building that is not only functional but is a source of pride for all the residents. When real estate people show Cherrywood to their clients, one of the places they visit is the clubhouse. With its bright floors, clean rooms and well arranged tables and chairs, potential buyers are truly impressed. In addition to these jobs, Fred also keeps up the bocce ball and basketball courts; the horseshoe pits; shuffleboard surfaces and tennis courts. As if that were not enough, the picnic area is also one of Freds responsibilities. When there are functions at the clubhouse, and those are almost every day, Fred works closely with the committee chair persons or the person directing the event to make sure that everything is ready. Then there are the constant maintenance issues that arise and Fred is always there to change a light bulb; mop up a spill or arrange chairs. When asked what he liked best about Cherrywood Fred quickly replied, The people. Ever since my first day theyve made me feel welcome. Im very grateful for that. As residents, lets show Fred our gratitude to him for his commitment and excellent work. When you see him out working, dont be afraid to introduce yourself and say Thank you.From your ReporterThanks to Jim and Eve for covering the Accordion Club function for me. I took a few days off to go out of town so I sincerely appreciate their help. As always, if you have any ideas of suggestions for items that you would like to see covered in this column, you are encouraged to let me know at urperssec@yahoo.com Your opinions are important. CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 14 Fred Potter 000C61C Whats For Whats For LUNCH? LUNCH? Our Monday Thru Friday Daily Lunch Specials Our Monday Thru Friday Daily Lunch Specials Are Freshly Prepared Every Day Are Freshly Prepared Every Day Enjoy a lunch-sized portion of some of our favorite meals. Served from 11AM 4PM 3801 S.W. 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More than 220 residents braved the rain and came out with their friends and neighbors to Summer Fest on Monday, July 23. A great evening of delicious food; fantastic entertainment and fun fellowship was had by all who crowded into the ball room; the patio area and the picnic tables. The drizzle didnt keep many away from this record setting event for attendance. Everyone enjoyed shaved roast beef sandwiches with all the trimmings; iced tea and lemonade to drink and a Klondike Bar for dessert. Compliments abounded to the kitchen staff for the tasty food and quick service. Rich Becotte played the music that set the tone for the evening with such songs as Boot Scootin Boogie; Red Solo Cup and many more favorite tunes. While a lot of the attendees danced, others chatted and enjoyed the company of friends with the music playing gently in the background. Mario Zacco was there to do the drawings for the fifty/fifty and the gift certificate to Outback Steak House. He also received the applause and appreciation of the residents for his generosity in sponsoring the 100 Days of Summer events. Of course any occasion this big requires a team effort and the volunteers should be justly proud of their accomplishments. Those who helped out were, Dick Francis; Marty Duesel; Dave and Joan Siegel; Bill Brotherhood; Peggy Konar; Gene Wachsmuth; Monica Becotte; Nancy Archer; Rich Becotte; Jay and Fred OHern. Much support came from Fred, Doug and Geri of Cherrywood Management and last but not least, we thank the ice cream ladies, Genevieve Downs; Marguerite Fiorenza and Marion OHern. Everyone did a magnificent job is putting this event together and we are looking forward to yet another successful Summer Fest later this month. Election DayAugust 14 is primary election day here in Marion County. Because our clubhouse great room is a polling place, the following activities will not take place; Ping Pong; Exercise Class or Mah Jongg. All other scheduled activities that regularly occur in the clubhouse will convene as usual. Elections are vitally important to our nation; state and community so your participation is encouraged. Volunteers will be on hand to assist you and to answer your questions. Please make every effort to get out and take advantage of this all important right. Norm Pellerin 9-Ball TournamentA weekend of fun is scheduled for all of our pool players. On Aug. 20 and 21, Cherrywood will hold its annual Norm Pellerin 9-Ball Tournament. Good competition and good times fit this event like chalk fits a cue stick as the players vie for prizes and bragging rights. Players can sign up in the poolroom of the clubhouse. We are looking for about 30 or more players at all levels of playing ability to compete. The cut off date for signing up is Aug. 15 so hurry on down to the clubhouse and get your name on the list. Also on the 15th there will be a short meeting to announce the first round players; present the rules and outline the procedures that will be followed by the participants. On the 17th a complete schedule will be posted so you will know game times for your rounds. This is always an exciting and interesting event so get to the poolroom and sign up and then start practicing for this fun match up. Ladies Travel BilliardsLadies, here is a chance for you to enjoy the pleasure of pool with like minded friends and neighbors in an atmosphere of cordial competition. Our 2012-2013 Ladies Traveling Pool Team schedule is now on the bulletin board of the pool room. The addition of teams has caused the schedule to be enhanced so we need more players. Team Captain, Ruth Hurley has invited anyone interested in playing or learning how to play to get in touch with her. She promises a no pressure atmosphere for beginners; advanced players; or anyone in between. Just give her a call at 873-7208 for details on how to get involved in this light hearted sport. If youd like to come out and see how much fun pool can be, try coming to the poolroom on Wednesdays between 1 and 3 in the afternoon. Its co-ed time where the men and women relax in an easy going social pool gathering to get tips; give tips and kibitz with one another. Newcomers are encouraged; youll have fun plus youll get to know your neighbors.Memorial CommitteeThe newly formed Veterans Memorial Committee hosted its first Reception Support function on July 21 for the family of Grant Smith. In attendance were Grants wife Ginger; son Tom and daughter Sue with her husband Lance. Our committee members, Eve Houghtaling, Ruth Hurley, Arleen Mayberry and Sandra Brotherhood, provided decorations; assistance with food service; beverages and clean up. The Veterans Club presented Ginger with a rose and a salute for her fallen husband as well as ensuring that his name was added to the memorial plaque in the clubhouse. The committee stands ready to support all families of Veterans Club Members who pass away. We are grateful to these ladies for their work and invite anyone else who would like to join them to sign up for this worthwhile committee.Cherrywood TravelsHow about a Biloxi get away for just $159 per person? On Aug. 19 through the 22nd Natalie is hosting this trip to the Hard Rock Caf and the Palace Casino. The price includes deluxe motor coach; three nights accommodations; $25 slot play and $22 in food coupons. Make your reservations with Natalie at 352-854-4561 and dont miss out on this exciting and fun tilled trip. Our own Nancy Archer is gathering a group to head for the Victory Casino Cruise scheduled for September 12. This bargain trip is only $41 and includes the round trip bus fare; boarding fees; buffet luncheon; on board entertainment and $20 free play on your Victory Casino Club Card. Traditionally this trip sells out quickly and at this price its no wonder. Contact Nancy at 352-861-1432 for booking information. On Aug. 11, the Alhambra Dinner Theater will feature a step back in time with a tribute to the late, great Hank Williams. Bus fare is included from Cherrywood and a lunch buffet will be served prior to the matinee show. August 22, the Winter Park Playhouse is the place to see the production of Nunsense. Laura Kane escorts everyone to this hilarious musical including a luncheon at the Cheesecake Factory. August 29 there will be a mystery day trip. Whats going on? Thats the mystery. Contact Nancy for more information on this exciting days activity. Theres always fun when it comes to travel at Cherrywood.Accordion ClubWednesday, July 25, the Ocala Accordion Club metFriday, August 3, 2012 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 16~ Friday, August 3, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Huge Summer Fest crowd enjoys a great evening CHERRYWOOD ESTATES J EJohn Everlove Memorial Committee members Sandra Brotherhood, Arleen Mayberry, Eve Houghtaling, Ruth Hurley. SEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE14 On Aug. 21, after the Tuesday morning social, our speaker will be Paul McConnell, a representative from Physicians United Plan (PUP). He will be speaking to us on the ways to save money on prescription medications. If you think youre spending a lot of money on prescriptions, youre probably right. According to information on WebMD, in 2008, American patients and insurance companies spent more than $234 billion on prescriptions, up from $40 million in 1990. In 2020, annual spending on prescription drugs is expected to top $512 billion. And a recent AARP survey stated that the cost of many leading brand-name medicines went up by nearly double digits last year. If youre interested in finding out how you can save on your prescription medications, join us in the Lifestyle Center on Tuesday, Aug. 21, after the social. You will get the four tips to help you save money, as well as an explanation of the Medicare donut hole/coverage gap. Sunshine variety showPlans are under way for Sunshines fundraising variety show/dinner, Tropical Escape. Weve had a great response by residents with a variety of talents who signed up to perform, said Janice Wood, event chairperson. Our theme is tropical escape, so you can expect beautiful decorations and a menu to match. The assistant chairperson of the event is Lois Norris, and Leta Simmons heads the decoration committee with assistant Merry Anne Krell. A lot of thought and hard work goes into these fundraising events, so set aside Saturday, Sept. 22, and be sure to support Sunshine by attending this event. Tickets are $10 each and will go on sale Aug. 21 at the Tuesday Social. Our Sunshine Committee is composed of Save on prescriptions will be topic at Tuesday social MARION LANDING D BDiane Bress Marion Landing residents Pat Kennison, left, and Lorraine Moran, center, donate blood on the Big Red Bus on July 18. They are shown with Chalandra, right, from Floridas Blood Center. PHOTOS BY DIANE BRESS Resident Pat Wurst, left, coordinates the bi-monthly blood drive for Marion Landing and stresses the importance of having a sufficient supply of blood on hand to help the people of Marion County. Assisting Pat with check-in is Mary Dwyer, one of the many Blood Drive volunteers. 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Most Jews and others are aware of the ninth of the Jewish month of Av as a national day of mourning for disasters that have befallen the Jewish people, namely the destruction of the two Jerusalem temples and the expulsion of the Jews from Spain. Not many are aware that just a few days later, comes a holiday devoted to love, romance, courting and finding a life partner. The fifteenth day of Av fulfills that function and its resurgence in modern times has added new meaning to the role of love in Judaism. The holiday this year is observed on Aug. 3. Tu BAv, tu meaning fifteen, is a post-Biblical holiday like Chanukah and Purim. It was started by the rabbis during the time of the Talmud, about 1500 years ago. It always occurs on the full moon, as the Jewish calendar is a lunar one. There is also the connection with the moon as a symbol of fertility, love and romance, which was common to ancient cultures. On this special day in ancient Israel, the young maidens would come forth dressed in white dresses and dance in the vineyards, hoping to attract the attention of the eligible young men. The white dresses, a symbol of purity, was a way for the men to look beyond the material things the women may possess and to be concerned with their spiritual and inner beauty. It was the conduit for all the daughters of Israel to have an equal chance for marriage In light of todays highly materialistic society with TV and Hollywood blasting out its messages of sexuality, this seems a far more gentler way of choosing a mate and it was a great way to celebrate the end of the grape harvest. According to the Talmud, the holiday has several events associated with the date. On this day, all the tribes were allowed to intermarry. During the time of the desert wandering, this was not allowed because there was concern that proper land inheritance would be lost. The day became a favorite for weddings. Jews were allowed to bury the followers of Bar Kochba who led a revolt against the Romans. The last stronghold, Betar, was conquered by the Romans. It marked the end of Jewish resistance against the Romans. The day also marked the end of the Exodus generation who wandered the desert for 40 years. Only those not born a slave were to enter the Promised Land. In ancient days, the brides-to-be of Shilo, in northern Israel, danced in the vineyards. Today, many Israelis go to the ancient first capital of Israel to watch modern dancers in the Jewish community dance while serenaded by song. Thus a beautiful tradition is kept alive in the Jewish State. Tu BAv is a popular date for weddings. In Israel, dance festivals and musical concerts are held to commemorate the day. Although it is treated as a regular workday, as in our American holiday of Valentines Day, it is customary to send flowers, small gifts and cards to loved ones. In our world today filled with so much violence and unrest, it is pleasant to reflect on a holiday, which celebrates just the opposite, that is, one that elevates love and affection.Friday, August 3, 2012 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 12~ Friday, August 3, 2012 www.smcitizen.com ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A strong social whirl brings a new round of good times to fun-loving Rams and Ewes. Cupid also is busy aiming arrows at single Lambs hoping for a heart-to-heart encounter. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) A romantic incident could take a more serious turn if the Divine Bovine considers meeting Cupids challenge. Meanwhile, a professional opportunity is also about to turn up. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A bit of hardheaded realism could be just what the Twins need at this emotionally challenged time. Face the facts as they are, not as you want them to be. Good luck. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Many opportunities open up. But you need to be aware of their actual pros and cons. Check them all out and make your choice from those that offer more of what you seek. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) A more stable situation begins, allowing you to feel more secure about making important decisions. Meanwhile, be sure to meet your project deadline so you can move on to other things. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Congratulations. A new personal relationship thrives as you learn how to make room in your busy life for this wonderfully warm and exciting emotional experience. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) A new contact opens some doors. Thats the good news. But theres a caution involved: Be sure you protect your rights to your work before showing it to anyone. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) A former colleague might seek to resume a working partnership. Ask yourself if you need it. If yes, get more information. If no, respectfully decline the request. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Good times dominate your aspect. So why not have a party to celebrate a loved ones success? And do invite that special person you want to know better. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) The shy side of the Sea Goat soon gives way to your more assertive self. This should help you when it comes time to speak up for yourself and your achievements. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) A new period of stability will help you deal with some recently reworked plans. Once you get your current task done, you can devote more time to personal matters. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Things are finally much more stable these days, so you can restart the process of meeting your well-planned goals with fewer chances of interruption or delay. BORN THIS WEEK: You love being the brightest light wherever you are, and people love basking in your warmth and charm. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. 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Friday, August 3, 2012 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 18~ Friday, August 3, 2012 www.smcitizen.com It was just another day and I was indulging a carefree moment of complaining about the weather. I cant believe its so hot today, I muttered. I thought I was talking to myself but obviously, I had an audience. Have you ever said or did something not realizing somebody was watching you? Every time I am in a restaurant eating, I endeavor to remember there is an audience and try my very best not to spill the soup on my lap. Although, I must admit that that kind of lap dance always gets a vigorous round of applause from the audience. Dont ask me how I know. I thought in my own special way of thinking that I was alone only to find out the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage was within earshot of my remarks. I must say she is rather remarkable. Those earshot moments are quite extensive. I will not go as far as to say that she can read my mind, although I think she can, but she seems to know what I am thinking even before I go through the effort and labor of thinking. I do not know why I even spend the energy thinking on my own. Even when I do think up a thought of my own and go so far as to express it I am always challenged. The challenge is, do not think that way. The challenger is my wife. Life would be so much easier, not to mention less stressful, if I just would quit thinking my own thoughts. It is when I am thinking my own thoughts that I get into trouble. Life would be so much easier if I allowed someone else to think my thoughts for me. After all, isnt that why men get married? Why women get married still baffles me. Getting back to my moment of complaining. I cant believe, I muttered, its so hot today. To which, my wife said, Dont you know its summer? And dont you know that its supposed to be hot during the summer? I did know that but it did not make the heat any more bearable. Then she said something that rather confused me. I have been confused before. Confusion is a familiar territory to me. But this confusion was different. If, my wife said rather sternly, you cant stand the heat get out of the kitchen. What the kitchen had to do with it being hot outside is way beyond my pay scale. There was a brief moment when I almost threw caution to the wind and asked my wife what she meant by that comment. Boy, am I glad I didnt. I make it a practice to stay as far away from the kitchen as possible, especially when my wife is present. There is something about a kitchen that makes me rather nervous to the point of dropping her favorite cup and having it break all over the floor. I stay out of the kitchen heat or no heat. If I remember correctly, my wife said as she stared at me rather intently, a few months ago you were complaining about how cold it was. She was right. It was not but a few months ago, I was complaining that it was so cold outside that I just could not bear it. Youre going to have to make up your mind. That was a serious admonition from her. For her to tell me to make up my mind sends some very contradictory messages to me. After all, she is forever making up my mind for me. She seems to know exactly what I want at the restaurant and before I can get a word in edgewise or otherwise, she has ordered for me. Im not complaining. She knows exactly what I want. Either, she continued, its too hot or its too cold. Now make up your mind. I smiled demurely in her direction and nodded in the affirmative. Not wanting to further the conversation I whispered very gently, Yes, dear. It concluded our tte--tte. Later on in the evening, we were watching television. It was the local news and special report of the day had to do with the record heat wave across our country. Its been a long time, the weatherman said, since weve seen temperatures this high. Boy, is it hot out there. I glanced in her direction as covertly as possible and noticed she was staring at me, just daring me to say something. There is a time to say something and then sometimes something should not be said at all. I concealed my infectious grin as much as possible knowing that someone was watching me. Under my breath I whispered, I cant believe its so hot today. After all, it is summer and it is supposed to be hot. I just believe that everybody has the right to complain about the weather. I also believe that some people have the right not to hear me complain about the weather. It is a well-noted mark of wisdom to know when to speak and when not to speak. Solomon in the Old Testament had it right when he said, Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding (Proverbs 17:28 KJV). So, this is summer, but you did not hear it from me.Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. So this is summer, is it? OUT TO PASTOR J SRev. James L. Snyder Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala welcomes new rabbiAre you searching for a spiritual home this High Holiday season? Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala warmly invites the community to meet and greet its new spiritual leader, Rabbi Karen Allen on Friday, Aug. 24, at 8 p.m. at the Collins Center, 9401 State Road 200, Suite 303, Building 300 in Ocala. Rabbi Allen will be conducting Shabbat evening services with her unique blend of music, congregational participation and discussion. She brings to this Reconstructionist congregation a wealth of experience in the world of music, drama and Jewish learning. Her goal is to make Judaism relevant and meaningful to each Jewish person in todays world. There will be an Oneg after the service and prospective members are encouraged to attend. For further information, contact Judi at 352-237-8277, email bethisraelocala@embarqmail.com or visit our website, bethisraelocala.org. Beth Israel Ocala is an affiliate of the Jewish Reconstructionist Movement. It is a liberal, progressive and inclusive congregation. Homeschool help availableAre you a Marion County Homeschooler looking to make more friends for trips, projects, outings and play dates? Are you thinking about homeschooling and would like a place to ask questions, get advice or voice concerns? Be sure to check out an inclusive, everyone is welcome group that is very active and always looking to make new friends. Come check us out! http://ocalahomeschooling.com or call: 352-508-7465. Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com 000C6AX Political ad paid for by Ken Maria and multiple concerned citizens of Marion County. 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Friday, August 3, 2012 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 10~ Friday, August 3, 2012 www.smcitizen.com proposes possible solutions to Americas problems, but President Obama seems not to have even heard about those problems. How much money is wasted on this junk, anyhow? The money should be put to a better use? Hey, heres a thought, how about donating the money to those who could really use it? Oh sure ... thatll happen!!! Well, unfortunately thats all part of the political game. The important thing is that we do vote ... vote for the person who will get America out of the mess its in now and back on the right track. Joe OHara OcalaKindness still aliveKindness is still alive in this wonderful country of ours. We have seen it vividly demonstrated this past week, throughout the nation, as a response to the tragedy in Aurora, Colorado. Kindness is also demonstrated in many other ways just in our everyday activities. For example, On July 23, we went to our State Road 200s Cracker Barrel to have lunch. On the way into the restaurant, a gentleman came up to us and thanked us for flying two U.S. flags on our van. This resulted in a brief, agreeable chat regarding patriotism in the U.S. He was taken to one table and us, to another. Later on, when we asked for the bill for our lunch, our waitress told us, Oh, the gentleman who was sitting over there, paid your bill. It was the same gentleman who had commented on the flags on our van, but he had already left the restaurant, so we dont know who he is. But what we do know is that he is both patriotic and kind. Obviously, we appreciate what this stranger did for us, but perhaps, more importantly, he performed a random act of kindness with no expectation of applause, or even a Thank You. This true kindness and we do thank him and wish him many blessings. David and Nancy Groves Ocala LETTERSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 9 All dinners are open to the public in the dining hall: Saturday breakfast has been canceled until further notice. The Mens Auxiliary serves wing and shrimp baskets with coleslaw and fries on the first and third Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. A fish fry is held on the second and fourth Friday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. A taco buffet sponsored by the Mens Auxiliary will be served on Friday, Aug. 31 from 4 to 6 p.m. The buffet includes beef or chicken with hard or soft shells and all the trimmings. The donation is $6. V-Burgers have been canceled until September. Bingo is open to the public each Monday and Thursday with early bird specials starting at 11 a.m. Lunch is available. Members and guests :(non-members must be signed in by a Post 4781 member). Monday Night Bar Bingo is played in the canteen from 6 to 8 p.m. Food is available. Join us for Karaoke on Friday from 6 to 10 p.m. On Saturday enjoy the music of free juke box both day and night. Hall Rental: Rental includes a nonsmoking hall with catering and kitchen services available. The reasonable rates vary according to needs. For more information contact Bob at 904-716-0578. Please Note: Catering is now available for all events at Post 4781.The VFW is located at State Road 200 and Southwest 110th Street. Phone is 352-873-4781. Upcoming events at VFW Post 4781 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 352-873-7441 for more details. RELIGION Crossroads ChurchCrossroads Church will celebrate its five year homecoming on Aug. 5 at the 11 a.m. service and following the service. Events include water baptism, picnic and a water day for the youngest members and visitors. The celebration will led by Bishop Paul Woosley at 8070 S.W. 60th Ave. Christs Church of Marion CountySaturday, Aug. 4: Mens Prayer Group, 8 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 5: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Wedenesday, Aug. 8: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Friendship Fellowship Potluck Lunch following Worship Service. Wedenesday, Aug. 15: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Christs Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., off State Road 200, Ocala. Phone is 352-861-6182, website is www.ccomc.org.Friendship Baptist ChurchSunday services at Friendship Baptist Church begin with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., followed by morning worship at 10:45. The Sunday Evening Bible Study and the Youth Life groups meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday night Bible study and Teen Impact is at 7 p.m., There will be S.N.A.C. time after the evening service on Aug. 5; the theme is Summer Fruits. On Aug. 19, the Discipleship Program will start at 9 a.m. The pastor is Randall Brown and the youth pastor is C.J. Fouraker. Friendship Baptist Church is at 9510 S.W. 105th St., off State Road 200. Church office phone is 352-237-2640.Countryside Presbyterian Pastor Gary O. Marshall will celebrate communion at the 10:30 am worship service on Sunday, Aug. 5 at Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. The public is invited and for further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633.Congregation Beth Israel SchoolCongregation Beth Israel of Ocala announces open registration of its religious school, Congregation Beth Israel School of Jewish Education. The school currently meets once a week on Sunday mornings at various places in the community. The curriculum consists of Jewish life cycle and history, Hebrew, Bible, holidays and traditions as well as courses on Israel and pre-bar and bat mitzvah and confirmation classes. The school caters to the individual needs of the students and parent participation is encouraged. The staff consists of caring, experienced teachers. Suzanne Boetger is Educational Director. For further information and enrollment contact Suzanne at theboetgers@yahoo.com or Judi at 352More religion news, Page 22 000BZGM EXPIRES 8/10/12 WMM SMC Must have 4 players. Not valid with any other offer. All inclusive: 18 holes of golf & golf carts, hotdog lunch special. 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Neither do we. 7171 SW SR 200, Ocala, FL 352-237-3035 uccocala.org Dr. H.W. McSwain, Jr., Pastor 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 9330 SW 105th St., Ocala, FL 34481 854-9550 www .ocalawestumc.com 100th Ave. SW 105th St SW 110th St 484 Marion Oaks Library SW 103rd St Pine Run OTOW 80th Ave. 60th Ave. 49th Ave. Oak Run 200 484 A Place for You... Rev. Alan Jefferson No matter what your age is, no matter where You come from, no matter who you are, There is a place for you at Ocala West UMC Traditional Worship 8:00 & 11:00 A.M. Casual & Contemporary 9:30 A.M. Children & Youth Ministries 000B8V1 W esleyan-Holiness T radition OCALA WEST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE T eaching the Bible as Gods W ord to produce Christ-followers! S undays: Sunday School . . . . . . 9:15 A.M. Morning Worship . . . . 10:30 A.M. Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:00 P.M. Children s Bible Quizzing 6:00 P M. W e dnesday Evenings Adult Bible Study . . . . . 6:00 P M. Pastor Curt Dowling 5884 SW 60th A ve. (Airport Rd.) Ocala, Fl 34477 (352) 861-0755 www .ocalawestnaz.org 000BT58 000bk1n 4800 SW 20th St Ocala, FL 34474 352-237-5611 www.bereanbaptist.net Ber ean Bapt ist Church Independent F undament al Dr Mike Patton Pastor Sunday Bible Study 9:45am Sunday Worship 10:45am & 6:00pm Wednesday Bible Study 7:00pm Assistive Listening System Nursery pr ovided for all services 9524 S.W 105th St., Ocala 237-2640 S unday Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship 10:45 a.m. Evening Worship 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study 7p.m. Y outh Alive 7p.m. Randall Br own Pastor Friendship B aptist Church A Place of New Spiritual Beginnings 000BZHQ 1 1251 S.W Highway 484 (1.3 Miles W est of State Road 200) 352-465-7272 Sunday 9:00 A.M. Holy Eucharist Tuesday 9:00 A.M. Morning Prayer, Mass, and Healing Thursday 9:00 A.M. Morning Prayer, Mass, and Rosary Weekday Groups: Tues. & Thurs. Noon AA Tues. 6:30pm Cub Scout Pack 508 1st Sat 8am Fellowship Breakfast at IHOP Episcopal Episcopal Church Church of the Advent of the Advent 000BR65 adventepiscopal.net Our Redeemer Lutheran Church LC-MS 5200 S.W State Road 200 1 3 / 4 Miles W e st of I-75 W o rship Service 8:00 & 1 1:00 AM Bible Class & Sunday School 9:30 AM Pastor Joe Adams 237-2233 Sharing the Joy of Jesus Christ! 000BWEY Maranatha Baptist Church 347-5683 www .maranathabaptistc.org Sunday School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:30 A.M. Sunday Services . . . . . . . 10:45 A.M. & 6:00 P.M. Sunday AWANA (Aug.-May) . . . . . . . . . 6:00 P.M. Wednesday Prayer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:45 P.M. Pastor Bill Fortune 000BQ9N 75 484 484 Exit 341 MARION OAKS COURSE SW 49TH AVE. MARION OAKS PASS MARION OAKS TRAIL 200 484 PREACHING THE TRUTH IN LOVE 525 Marion Oaks Trail, Ocala Evangelical Lutheran Church joyocala@embarqmail.com Edward Holloway, Pastor 7045 SW 83rd Pl., Ocala (352) 854-4509 Nursery Provided 000B8W1 Sunday Worship 10:00 am Wednesday Evening Worship 6:45 pm German Language Worship 1st. Sunday of each month 3:00 pm 000BQ59 8070 SW 60th A ve. Ocala, FL 34476 352-291-2080 SERVICES HOURS Sunday 9am, 11am, 6pm 1:30 Spanish Service Tuesday 7pm Spanish Service Wednesday Night 7pm Thursday Bible Study 6:30 to 7:30 Youth 7pm Friday 7pm Spanish Service Nursery available WE WELCOME ALL! Bishop Paul Woosley 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 T emple Beth Shalom of Ocala Reservations for FREE bus 873-3995 FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH (Disciples of Christ) W orship: 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 000BOER Revs. T erry & Mary Beth Harper Pastors See us on Facebook CHRISTIAN LIFE ASSEMBL Y A Pentecostal Charismatic Church SER VICES Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Sunday Morning Service 10:45 a.m. Sunday Evening Service 6:00 p.m. 000BPYX Everyone is welcome Thomas Markham, Pastor 352-237-6950 9644 SW Hwy 484, Near State Road 200 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 W orship 10:30 am Pastor Gar y O. Marshall Y our Spiritual Home 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 000BLUK Wednesday 6:30 PM Children/Student Ministries 6:30 PM Mid-Week Bible Study www.collegeroad.org S OUTH M ARION C ITIZEN D IRECT OR Y A SK FOR M ICHEL N OR THSEA AT 854-3986 The Reason to Believe... Wor ship Call t o 71 1 195

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Friday, August 3, 2012 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 20~ Friday, August 3, 2012 www.smcitizen.com orable ministry to take regardless of the country. I do agree that for our military to maintain its strength in the future, we must consider reinstating the draft. Lets look at some facts regarding Romneys business ventures, keeping in mind that he didnt do this with taxpayer money: First, Staples, selling office supplies, now has over 2,000 stores that employ over 90,000 people; Bain Capital was not a failure, it was becoming one, he came in, closed the nonproductive sectors, investing in the successful operations and made it a success (that is what successful businesses do); he had a part in Dominos, Sealy, Brookstone, Weather Channel, Burger King, Warner Music Group, Dollarama, Home Depot plus many others. The man knows business and what it takes to make it successful. He also did a great job with our Olympics. Its hard to figure how this equates to his making his millions while destroying the middle class. Another econ 101 fact, our upper income citizens are the ones who provide jobs for the rest of us, with most of us working for the small business. We dont need to increase their taxes. If you want to know what system destroys the middle class, its socialism. I encourage you to read the communist manifesto, it is scary. Socialism is the engagement period, communism is the marriage. Also consider that he has 28 years of unpaid service to his country, his community and his church. In addition, in 2011 Romney gave over $4 million to charity, including his church, almost 19 percent of his income. For the record, Obama, who believes in sharing other peoples money, gave 1 percent. One last thought, just how many jobs has Obama created? Just where did he serve our country? Where LETTERSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 did all of his money come from? What do we really know about his past? Romney and his family are an open book, shouldnt the same apply to Obama? As I said, play fair! Wayne Rackley OcalaInaccurate ads against Senator NelsonHaving worked for the House of Representative during the 92nd Congress, its atrocious how some political advertising campaigns can be so false. Case in point against Senator Nelson. There is an ad circulating that Senator Nelson cast the deciding vote for President Obamas proposed health care plan. This is so utterly wrong. No senator can cast the deciding vote, only the vice president can do so. Since votes in the Senate and House are in alphabetical order either by state or name. Nelson or Florida fall in the middle. Now the Republicans will do anything to further their cause. Here we have a former captain in the army, astronaut, congressman, and now U.S. senator and the Republican establishment tells lies to try and bring him down. Oh yes, what has Rubio done of importance? Nothing! This in itself should tell you who the good guys are in Florida. If Im not mistaken, lies were the thing that got us into a war with Iraq by a Republican president named George W. Bush. Senator Nelson has been referred to by the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) as an ObamaClone, now does that mean Senator Rubio is a RomneyClone? Both are ridiculous. The NRSC is run by Kip Bond, former governor and senator from Missouri; he wasnt great then and hasnt improved over the years. The point being, you read all this negative advertising against a good man but you dont see any destructive ads against his opponents. Go get them, senator. Bill Ford Oak RunStop political mail, adsIve decided not to vote for anyone who mails me any more campaign material. Dont care if theyre Republican, Democrat, or whatever. Ditto the nonsense we must endure on TV, radio and the Internet. Its mostly not true anyhow: Mitt this, Barack that! Come on, give us a break! This stuff really gets annoying ... and, its the same thing over, and over again. At least Mitt Romney PLEASESEELETTERS, PAGE10 Our end of summer dance will be Saturday, Aug. 25, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at the Palm Grove with DJ Damian playing tunes from the 60s, 70s and 80s for Oak Run Baby Boomers and their guests. As an added summer treat, we will be serving spumoni. Come join us and try some of this scrumptious Italian ice cream. Ticket sales will be at the Orchid Club from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11, and Monday, Aug. 20. Cost is $5 for members and $7 for guests. Please remember to bring canned goods for a local food pantry. For additional information call Bill or Adele at 352-8544963.Friends of the LibraryOur mini book sale (which now also includes non-fiction books, DVDs, puzzles, etc.) will be held Saturday, Aug. 11, from 8 to 10 a.m. in the Orchid Club during the Donut Drop In. Support your library by joining Friends of the Library. Membership is only $3 which includes five meetings each year with speakers, entertainment, and refreshments. Our next meeting is Oct. 5 and our big Christmas meeting is Dec. 7.Renaissance WomenWe will be lunching at Olive Garden on Aug. 16. Call Norma at 352-854-191 if you would like to go. On Sept. 19 Valerie will be hosting a trip to the Hard Rock casino in Tampa. Call her at 352-873-1633 for more information.Oak Run TravelThe following day trips will be in our new brochure coming out in early October. Please keep in mind that some are not yet set in stone with contracts. These trips are only for Oak Run residents and their guests. Detailed information will be in the fall brochure with ticket sale dates announced soon. Sunday, Dec. 16, Sister Act, Tampa Bay Performing Arts, (Straz Theatre) Saturday, Jan. 12, UFC, Gainesville, You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up Wednesday, Jan. 16, Seminole Hard Rock Casino Sunday, Jan. 20, Wicked, Tampa Bay Performing Arts, (Straz Theatre) Friday, Jan. 25, Yrs of Broadway, Ruth Eckerd Hall Sunday, Jan. 27, to 5, Show Palace Dinner TheatreRoyal Oaks Womens GolfOn Tuesday, July 24, we played Odd Holes. We did play all 18 holes, even and odd, but only the scores of the odd numbered holes counted! We used of our handicap to determine the net score. Many of our members are traveling and the number of players low, but a good time was had by everyone who played. The winners were: First Flight 1st place Pat Blackburn, 2nd place Sylvia Zappia; Second Flight 1st place Lynn Houghton, 2nd place Noreen Salo; Third Flight 1st place Beverly Lassiter, 2nd place Ilene Simnowitz. Judy Klein was Closest to the Pin.Royal Oaks Lady NinersOn July 26 we played Putt, Putt with full handicap. BJ Lassiter came in 1st., Sam Timmermeyer 2nd., and a three way tie for 3rd., Diana Schmidt, Rae Stover, and Elsa Berbig. Diana Schmidt had a chip in on #11 and Elsa Berbig had a chip in on #18. Cindy Kocher was closest to pin on #16. Royal Oaks Mens GolfJuly 27 was another hot day on the golf course, with the temperature reaching 90 degrees by 10:30 in the morning. That, coupled with a lack of any breeze, made for a hot time. However, 29 players braved the elements and played a points game. The winners with a score of 156 were Emmett Dowling, Bill Start, John Wargo, and Larry Soine. Second with a 149 were Mickey Klein, Sam Sample, Jan Flickinger, and Duke Slayton. Third with a 148 were John DeSalvo, Bill Ellin, Ray Hagerman, and Paul Colatruglio. Closest to the pin on the par threes were Ron Catapano, John DeSalvo, and John Wargo (2). A reminder for all the players, keep pace with the group ahead of you, and play ready golf so we dont spend any unnecessary time in the hot weather. Thanks. Send all items for this column to Carol Ann Wheeler at democratcarol@deccacable.com no later than the afternoon of the Friday before publication. Note there are no hyphens in the address. Do not leave messages on her answering machine regarding item for this column. Also, do not put articles or pictures in her cubby. If e-mail cannot be used, take the copy and/or pictures, with names of all people listed, to the Citizen office in Kingsland Plaza across from Pine Run. Baby Boomers schedule their end of summer dance OAK RUN C WCarol AnnWheeler 000A8NZ 000C6UX 000C70U CANADIAN MEDS 000C67Y 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 Dont Delay Avoid Waiting CALL TODAY Celebrate Our One Year Anniversary With Siemans Employee Pricing If you want to pay more for better hearing . 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Friday, August 3, 2012 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com www.smcitizen.com 8~ Friday, August 3, 2012 AMiami-Dade-based federal judge ruled against Republican voters in that county, who had sued for the right to vote for state attorney in the Aug. 14 primary. The primary features Democratic candidates only. But there are write-in candidates listed, and that means that technically the Democratic primary winner faces opposition in the general election. That closed the primary to only Democrats, who, practically, will choose the next state attorney. No write-in candidate has ever won in Florida. An attorney generals opinion by Katherine Harris back in 2000 said that write-in candidates meant that there was opposition in November, even though the write-in doesnt appear on the ballot, thereby closing primaries that only had one party field candidates. Republican voters in Miami-Dade balked this year, and demanded the right to vote. They were denied that right. Harris decision went against the will of the people, who had adopted a state constitutional amendment that required an open primary when only one party fielded candidates. Here in Marion County, the situation is the same in a couple of County Commission races, where the Republicans have races including incumbent Stan McClain and Mike Amsden. However, although there are no Democrats running, there are write-ins listed in each race, and therefore only Republicans can vote on Aug. 14 in these two races. I have mixed feelings about this situation. One part of me says that the state should not go against the will of the people, who clearly indicated that they wanted an open primary in this situation, write-in candidates notwithstanding. The idea was not to disenfranchise voters who had a legitimate right to make a decision electing local officials. Another part of me says, though, that if the opposing party, that would be Democrats around here and Republicans in MiamiDade, cant find someone to run against the other party, then its their fault. You cant tell me that with the booming population of Miami-Dade, there isnt one Republican willing to throw their hat in the ring and run for state attorney. I would, however, suggest that the Florida Legislature take this matter up next session, perhaps passing a law that would allow everyone to vote in a situation such as this. And if our legislators fail to act, then it would be up to the people to pass a new amendment, or perhaps an amendment to the amendment, that clarifies what the voters of Florida intended all along, that no voters should be disenfranchised.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. He can be reached at 352-854-3986 or editor@westmarion-messenger.com. PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOSTEDITOR: JIM CLARK Citizen The opinions expressed in South Marion Citizen editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper.Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board.Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns.Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 854-3986.All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via e-mail. Names and communities will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out.We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Not all contributions are printed.Letters longer than 550 words may be regarded as columns and printed on a space-available basis, and writers will be limited to one contribution per week. The deadline is one week prior to each Fridays issue.Send letters to: The South Marion Citizen Editor, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@smcitizen.com. Work has started on State Road 200 at the spot where the new overpass, or if you prefer the new-fangled term flyover, will dump traffic into the six-lane highway. The overpass will connect 42nd Street Southwest, on the east side of Interstate 75, to SR 200. That same 42nd Street is currently the western end of the 31st Street extension, which somehow winds its way around southern Ocala to become 42nd Street, over by Trinity Catholic High School. Its the 17th Street bypass, you know, the bypass where the speed limit on the wideopen road is slower than the speed limit, for the most part, on the congested road its bypassing. So with all that traffic logic as a foundation, the new road is going to feed traffic that is traveling with little interruption along southern Ocala directly onto SR 200, where stop-and-go and waiting at traffic lights is a way of life, just a short distance west of the Interstate and its bottleneck traffic lights. Were not sure how this is going to help, especially for those coming from the east. Its just going to be another of those lights that plague folks heading out of town. If youre on 200, youre obviously going to have to have a longer stop at this intersection. The only way to prevent this is to have a long green light, meaning a long red light on the road coming from the bypass, meaning traffic will suddenly be backing up on that road. What a dilemma! Who gets the longer green light? It could be a blessing for those coming from the west. If a long, very long, turn lane is provided, making a right turn and going across the overpass to 27th Avenue, then having the choice of going in three directions, could be much faster than staying on SR 200 and fighting the Interstate and college-area traffic, with the myriad of lights and wild left turns. Anyhow, with the construction having started, its obvious that the end is in sight, although somewhat distant still. When it arrives and the new road is opened, well have to see if its beneficial. We hope it will be, but we still have our doubts. S UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Still not sure about road plans Judge refuses open primary plea Jim Flynn Columnist LETTERS TO THE EDITOR A Constitutional reason for a right to bear arms Jim Clark Editor READER OPINIONS INVITED Some gun control advocates, such as the mayor of New York City, couldnt resist the opportunity presented by the Aurora, Colorado, theater massacre to lobby for public attention. Gun rights and gun control advocates spend millions of dollars annually advocating their positions. The Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms is well established. Limitations on control have been defined in numerous legal decisions. Nonetheless, occurrences such as Aurora and the 2011 Tucson, Arizona, assassination attempt on Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords motivate control advocates to try again for more restrictions. Even in Great Britain, which has stringent gun control and a very low rate of homicides, there is an occas ional outbreak of armed aggression and multiple victims. The problem there and the problem here are not about firearms. Theyre about lunacy. Because the Aurora Theatre shooter carried several guns to the scene of the crime, including at least one assault weapon, and had accumulated 6,000 rounds of ammunition, discussions are likely to focus on fire power, instead of on the shooter and how he accumulated his arsenal without being noticed. Background checking might be effective for identifying felons and people with gun-abuse histories, but its unlikely to identify current erratic behavior or dangerous thinking. We have a long-time fantasy centered around the conveniently ignored first clause of the Second Amendment to our Constitution: A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state. Why arent gun owners required to attend citizens militia musters periodically. Second Amendment thumpers are captivated only by the second phrase the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. Because we have a standing army and National Guard units in every state, justification for a militia is considered obsolete. Where is that written? What the founders meant by a well-regulated militia was an armed citizenry, the importance of which they learned early in the American Revolution. Our new nation had to rely on citizen militias to confront the invading British army in the early battles. The founders saw local militias necessary not only to engage invading armies but also to resist tyrants. In his Commentaries on the Constitution, Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story noted that the right to keep and bear arms is a strong moral check against the arbitrary power of rulers. He said a disarmed population is powerless to resist or overthrow a tyrannical government. In the Federalist Papers, James Madison said great force can be brought to bear by an armed citizenry. He doubted that an armed militia of millions of citizens fighting for common liberties under self-appointed officers could ever be defeated by a tyrannical government. Those conflicted over gun control might consider citizen militias as way to uncover those who are unfit for gun ownership and collect their weapons before they can do harm. A less selective reading of the Second Amendment would seem to say that those who own firearms are automatically volunteer members of a citizen militia. See you at the muster next Saturday! Volunteer correspondents are being sought for Palm Cay, Pine Run, Spruce Creek North, Spruce Creek Preserve and other areas. Please call Jim Clark at 352-854-3986 for details. Editors Note: After today, no further letters will be published about issues or candidates on the Aug. 14 primary ballot.Try being fairOne thing this president has accomplished is the dividing of America into classes more than anytime in our history. It is embarrassing to hear fellow seniors condemning our capitalist system, declaring war on those among us who have made millions during their lifetime. I always thought that was the American dream, work hard, invest wisely and you can enjoy success levels that are unattainable in other countries throughout the world. I commend any and all who have accomplished this and am in no way jealous of their financial success. And yes, I believe Romney and everyone else who pays their taxes by the rules, and on time, pays enough, pays their fair share. When I file our taxes, I dont make up percentages, I just look at the income tax tables and pay the amount called for. Looking at the whole picture, since the top 10 percent pay close to 90 percent of the taxes, just how much do you think is enough? It is also the right of individuals to invest their own money anywhere they choose as long as its legal. Smart investors look for tax shelters and the best returns, there is nothing wrong with that. For those who have no understanding of economics or even our tax code, Romney pays taxes at the capital gains rate since all of his income comes from investments, none from taking salaries. His rate is not less than most of us pay because nearly 50 percent pay no income taxes at all and a large portion of those who pay nothing, somehow get large refunds. I do have a major problem with this form of welfare! Some have really learned how to milk the system. All have the right to question the many ways men avoided the draft, but if you want to single out conservatives, you might check to find just how many famous liberals did not serve in the military. In Romneys case, he became a missionary to France, and believe me, France needs missionaries as much as any country I can think of. That is a very honPLEASESEELETTERS, PAGE9 BY ELOISE HOLLYFIELD ejh2025@gmail.comA good deed, travel opportunities, entertainment, and more constitute this weeks OTOW Happenings!Lions ClubIn addition to the many charities the OTOW Lions Club supports, members are always ready to lend a helping hand when an emergency arises, so club members were quick to answer the call to help Tropical Storm Debby victims. Members gathered clothing, food, and other nonperishable items, and Tuesday, July 24, Lions Estelle Clark, Ed Michelson, Carol DeYoung, and Steve Snowman transported these goods to a distribution center set up in Live Oak. Over 53 families, composed of approximately 350 people, were helped. As always, clubs members exemplified the Lions Club International motto, We Serve! Anyone interested in becoming part of this dynamic group should contact PDG Lion Estelle Clark at 352-861-7358 or at pdgestelle@yahoo.com.Master the PossibilitiesMaster the Possibilities Education Center (8415 S.W. 80th St.) will publish its Fall Catalog of Programs on Aug. 15, which will cover all offerings (about 300 programs!) for the months of September through December. A copy of the program can be picked up at the Center or Freedom. It will also be available online at masterthepossibilities.com. Registration begins online or by phone (352-854-3699) on Aug. 15. The number and variety of classes is indeed impressive. General interest, art, computer, health and wellness, film series and discussion groups are included and all are open to the public. With approximately 7,000 users, this lifelong learning center is a Lions Club helps victims of Tropical Storm Debby well-established part of the community. Why not discover for yourself why those who use this value resource consider it to be a great one, and a lot of fun, too! be a great resource. In addition to information available at masterthepossibilities.com, you may contact the Dan Dowd, the Director of Education, by e-mail at dan_dowd@otowfl.com. For information about On Top of the World Communities, visit http://www.OnTopoftheWorldCommuniti es.comBowling LeagueHello, bowlers and future bowlers! July is nearly over, and September will quickly follow August, so its time to start thinking about bowling. Our Monday Bowling League will start up again on Sept. 10 at 3 p.m. at the Galaxy West Lanes, preceded by a short business meeting at 2:30 p.m. and about 10 minutes of practice. We are looking for bowlers to replace members who will not be bowling this year. Please note that we are a handicapped non-sanctioned fun league and have a wide variety of men and women bowlers averaging scores anywhere from 88 to 189. The only membership requirement our league has is that one must is be a resident of On Top of the World or Stone Creek. If you are at all interested in joining us, please let us know by calling Jerry Roney at 352-873-4327.On the Road AgainBob Woods wishes to inform readers that in the latest edition of the OTOW World News, he made a terrible mistake. He stated that his Washington, D.C. trip was to be Dec. 12, 2013, but the correct date of departure is Sept., 12, 2013. In regards to this trip, there are a total on eight seats remaining before he begins to create a stand-by list. There is no further news as of this date on the Montreal/Quebec trip, scheduled sometime in July 2013, but Bob says he should have information on prices and dates sometime in August and will inform readers as soon as this information is available. The cruise on the Royal Caribbeans Enchantment of the Seas, departing Port Canaveral of May 20, 2013, still has a few cabins of choice available. If you think you might want to go on this four-night, five-day trip to the Bahamas, call Bob. Flyers and the enrollment process for all of Bobs On the Road Again trips can be found on his website at bobwoodsontheroadagain.com or by giving him a call at 352-8540702.Entertainment GroupThe Entertainment Group, in conjunction with Sullivan Cadillac Buick GMC, opens its 11th Annual Show Series on Saturday, Sept. 29, at 7 p.m. At PHOTOS BY STEVEN SNOWMANBoth photos show recipients of aid load up supplies. PLEASESEEOTOW PAGE26 000C69Y Need a GREAT change in your life? The new putting green is just another reason to live at The Bridge at Ocala! Move to The Bridge where warmth, charm and gracious hospitality is a way of life. We have everything but YOU! Relax and make us your home now! AN ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY Miss the golf course? Miss the golf course? Come try our new putting green! Come try our new putting green! 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!!! RSVP (352) 873-2036 2800 SW 41st St., Bldg. 200 Ocala, FL 34474 Are you looking for me? S TEPHANIE Cell 352-229-0248 854-1178 8820 SR 200, Suit e B Nex t t o Divine Pr ovidence R es ale T uesday Thursday F riday-5 Satur day-12 000C77U Im at The Cutting Edge 000C6GB National Cremation Society FREE Seminar Thinking About Thinking About Cremation? Cremation? Topics Include: Preplanning Options Veterans Benefits Travel Protection Financing Available Please, First-Time Attendees Only Floridas Oldest and Largest N ATIONAL C REMATION S OCIETY 352-728-0093 Please call for reservations Limited Seating Complimentary Br eakfast will be pr ovided Red Lobster 3393 S.W College Road Fri., August 17 1 1:00 a.m. Oceans Buffet 3425 S.W College Road Thur ., August 16 1 1:00 a.m. Stone Cr eek Grill 9676 S.W 62nd Loop Mon., August 20 9:00 a.m. Logan s Roadhouse 2621 S.W 19th A venue Fri., August 24 1 1:00 a.m. Golden Corral 21 1 1 S.W College Road W e d., August 8 and 22 1 1:00 a.m. Oasis Restaurant 7651 SR 200 Cir c le Sq. Plaza Thur ., August 9 9:30 a.m.

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Saturday, Sept. 29 Trash to Treasure saleThe Church of the Advent will be presenting its annual Trash to Treasure sale on Saturday, Sept. 29. This is an outdoor event. Spaces are 10 feet x 10 feet and rent for $15 ea. Crafters, flea market and food vendors are invited to participate. Many spaces will be in the shade, these will be assigned on a first come basis. The church is at 11251 County Road 484, just in front of the new fire station. For registration and information call Al Sickle at 352-208-5664 or Maryanne Brennan at 352-347-2428.Monday, Oct. 1 Knights plan golf tournamentThe Knights of Columbus Council 9649 is having its fifth annual Queen of Peace Charity Scramble Golf Outing at Stone Creek Golf Club on Monday, Oct. 1 (rain date is Oct. 8). Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at 8:00am. Registration fee is $65 per person and includes a packet of free items, complimentary morning coffee, golfers buffet lunch, and golf with cart. There will be door prizes and a chance to win hole-in-one prizes including $10,000 or iPAD or two airline tickets to any city in the continental U.S. Proceeds will permit the Knights to continue their support of Marion County charities. Contact Fred Roberts prior to Sept. 17 at 352-502-3093 for details and registration form.Saturday, Oct. 6 Palm Cay Craft Fair On Oct. 6, Palm Cay will conduct its craft fair, which is open to the public. The fair will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the clubhouse. There will be a baked good sale going on at the same time and also a quilt raffle. The kitchen will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to buy a hot dog and drink for lunch. Friday, Oct. 19 Two-day VFW flea marketThe annual VFW flea market is Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19-20, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Table rental is $10 per day or $15 for both days. Call Phoebe at 352-854-8535 for table rentals. Taking donations, both small and large, to benefit veterans and their families. Small donations may be dropped off at the post. Call John S. at 352-861-8484 or John W. at 352-207-1931 for larger donations of furniture for pick-up.Sunday, Oct. 21 Teams sought for Chili Cook Off Teams from organizations or businesses are being sought to prepare and sell their chili at the first Red Hot Rescue Chili Cook Off to benefit Ocala Wildlife Sanctuary (OWLS). Event will be Sunday, Oct. 21 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ocala Muni Golf Club The entry fee is $25 per team and each team is allowed to retain their chili sale proceeds or donate them to their favorite charity. For art and craft vendors wanting to sell items, the price is $25 for an 8-foot inside space (no table or chair included) and $20 for an outside 12x12 space (no tables or chairs included). The deadline for submitting applications is Sept. 3. Call 352-291-1962 or email pbennighof@gmail.com for applications and/or more information.Saturday, Nov. 3 Dining in the DarkThe Florida Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired will have its second annual Dining in the Dark banquet on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 6 p.m. at the Hilton Ocala, 3600 S.W. 36th Ave.. Tickets are $45 individual and $80 couple.Event includes silent auction, raffle and dinner. For tickets call 352-873-4700 or email admin@flblind.org. Friday, August 3, 2012 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 22~ Friday, August 3, 2012 www.smcitizen.com M AINTAIN THE H EALTH OF Y OUR B USINESS Advertise in St. Jude Catholic CommunityThe Bereavement Group for those grieving the loss of a loved one will meet on Tuesdays, Aug. 14 and Aug. 28, at 1 p.m. Meetings are open to anyone in the community with a need to share their feelings of grief. Please call the church office at 352-3470154 prior to each meeting you plan to attend. Creole Masses for the Haitians in our community are celebrated every second and fourth Sunday of the month at 5 p.m. The next dates are Aug. 12 and Aug. 26. Classes for our LifeLong Religious Education Program resume this month. Sunday classes begin Aug. 26 and Wednesday Sacramental classes start at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 29. Registrations continue to be accepted for the 2012-2013 school year. Parents are required to attend a mandatory Orientation meeting on Saturday, Aug. 4, at 1 p.m. The St. Jude venue for used items, Anthonys Attic, will not be open on Wednesdays for business during August. Regular hours will resume in September.Maranatha Baptist Church After the summer break, the AWANA (Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed) program is scheduled to start up the Sunday after school starts which will be Aug. 26. It is held each Sunday evening from 6 to 7:30 for children ages 4 to 18. The program is under the direction of Commander Chris Bailey and Vanessa Bailey. They want to share the love of Christ. AWANA is an exciting program of Christian learning and games of competition with awards. AWANA is an ongoing program and registration is always open. For further information, please call 352-3475683. Maranatha Baptist Church is inviting all AWANA children and their friends who do not have a Church Home to a Back to School Celebration at the Church on Saturday, Aug. 25 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be a barbecue and games outside and in the fellowship hall. Please call the Church at 352-347-5683 for further information. We have a place for every child here at Maranatha Baptist! For our kids from kindergarten to grade 5, we have our Kidz Connect ministry. We meet once a month on the second Friday at 6 p.m. at the church. For students from grade 6 to grade 12, we have our teen ministry Tranzformers, which meets on the third Friday each month at 6 p.m. at the church. Each ministry combines fun, connecting with others and ultimately connecting with the God who created them. Come check us out! Pastor Mike Swingle, the youth pastor, has planned many activities for young people. On Sunday, Aug. 26, the childrens choir, J.A.M. (Jesus And Me) will begin after the summer break. All children from 1st through 12th grade are invited to participate. Ms. Pat Haas is the director and welcomes the children to choir practice from 5 to 6 p.m. on Sunday evenings at the church. Ms. Pat teaches the children that it is easy and enjoyable to part of the J.A.M. choir. Maranatha Baptist Church is at 525 Marion Oaks Trail in Marion Oaks. Please call 352-347-5683 for further information and directions to the church.Church of the Advent VBSThe Church of the Advent will be presenting its annual Vacation Bible School program from Aug. 6 to 11. All children between the ages of 4 and 11 are invited to attend this free program. Our theme will be The Amazing Desert Journey. Each child will be having fun interacting bible stories, music, crafts as well as games while learning the prayer of Jesus (The Lords Prayer). Registrations forms are available at the church., or via email. You may call the church at 352-465-7272, Mrs. Florence at 352-566-6934. or via e-mail to jsickle391@gmail.com. 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. 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. Community Bible StudyCommunity Bible Study (CBS) will begin a 30-week study of the books of Amos and Isaiah on Thursday, Sept. 6, from 9:45 to 11:45 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Beverly Hills. This class is open to both men and women and includes a program for children 5-years and younger. Pre-registration is necessary. To register or for more information please call Lu at 352-433-9834 or Bob at 352-274-1976. RELIGIONCONTINUED FROM PAGE 19 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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Friday, August 3, 2012 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com 6~ Friday, August 3, 2012 www.smcitizen.com FAMILY FEATURES Potatoes are the ultimate comfort food, but a few twists on classic side dishes like mashed potatoes, salads and casseroles can take potatoes to a whole new level. With so many delicious types available year-round, its easy to create exciting and nutritious side dishes that can be the highlight of any meal. Heres what you need to know about the seven different potato types to help you start experimenting with different colors, textures, cooking methods and flavor additions: Fingerlings These small, slender fingersized potatoes range from two to four inches in length. They come in a wide range of skin and flesh colors and most possess a firm, waxy texture, which makes them ideal for potato salads. Pan-frying enhances their robust flavor and showcases their wonderful nutty or buttery tastes. Petites Petites share the same flavor and texture as their full-sized cousins, but their flavors are actually more concentrated, and they cook more quickly. Petites can be found in red, white, yellow, brown and purple, and make delicious roasted potatoes and potato salads. Purples/Blues Purple/blue potatoes have a deep purple skin with flesh that ranges from purple to almost white. The moist, firm flesh retains its shape and adds rich colors and a mild, yet distinctly nutty flavor to tossed salads. They are also sensational roasted. Reds Reds are widely known for their rosy red skin and white flesh. The moist, waxy flesh stays firm and flavorful through out cooking, making it ideal for roasting. The slightly sweet, always-tender texture comple ments any dish, and the vibrant red skin adds appealing color and pizzazz to potato salad, soups and stews. Russets Russets are characterized by a brown, netted skin and white flesh. The delicate potato flavor and grainy texture of a baked russet creates light and fluffy mashed potatoes and crispy pan-fried potatoes. Whites This all-purpose potato has a white flesh and white (sometimes light tan) skin. They are slightly dense and creamy, with a subtly sweet flavor. Their delicate, thin skins add just the right amount of texture to mashed potatoes without the need for peeling. Grilling whites brings out a more full-bodied flavor; or use them in soups and stews. Yellows This type boasts golden skin and golden flesh. Grilling gives them a crispy skin, which enhances the dense and buttery texture, and gives them a slightly sweet, caramelized flavor. Their naturally smooth texture also lends itself well to lighter versions of baked or roasted potatoes. To get more healthy potato recipes and to sign up for the US Potato Boards weekly recipe email, visit www.potatogoodness.com. You can also like the USPB on Facebook at www.facebook.com/potatoestatersandspuds to enter contests, sign up for sweepstakes and get new recipes with a community of potato lovers.Spinach and Artichoke Heart Two Potato CasseroleMakes 8 servings Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 1 hour 30 minutes 1 pound red potatoes 1 pound Yukon Gold potatoes 1 1/4 cups vegetable broth or stock 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese 1 teaspoon garlic salt 4 ounces Neufchatel (1/3-less fat) cream cheese 4 ounces fat-free cream cheese 1 7.5-ounce jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained and chopped 1 6-ounce bag baby spinach, coarsely chopped 1/2 cup sliced green onions Preheatovento425Fandcoata9-inchsquare baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Cut potatoes in half lengthwise. Place cut side down on a board and slice very thinly. Place in a large bowl and set aside. Heat broth, Parmesan, garlic salt, cheeses and artichoke hearts in a medium saucepan until cheeses are melted. Stir in spinach and cook until wilted. Stir mixture into potatoes with green onions, mixing well to coat potatoes as evenly as possible. Spread in prepared dish and bake for 30 min utes. Cover loosely with foil and reduce tempera ture to 375F; cook for 1 hour more or until potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork. Quick Tip: To shave an hour off the cook time, boil potatoes for 5 minutes or until tender, then drain well. Prepare as directed above then bake at 425F for 30 minutes.Mediterranean Mashed PotatoesMakes 4 servings Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 10 to 13 minutes 1 1/4 pounds russet potatoes, cut into 1-inch cubes (best for light and fluffy mashed potatoes), or 1 1/4 pounds white or red potatoes, cut into 1-inch cubes (best for creamier mashed potatoes) 1/2 cup nonfat plain yogurt 1/2 cup fat-free milk 1 1/2 tablespoons heart-healthy buttery spread 1/4 teaspoon sea salt (or 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt) 1/2 cup reduced-fat Italian blend shredded cheese 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped 2 tablespoons snipped fresh basil 2 green onions, sliced 1 2.2-ounce can sliced ripe olives, drained Freshly ground pepper to taste Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add potatoes and cook for 10 minutes or until tender; drain well. Transfer back to pot and mash well, then stir in yogurt, milk, buttery spread and salt. Gently stir in remaining ingredients and cook for 2 to 3 minutes more to heat through. Freshways toenjoy potatoclassics A medium size potato (5.3 ounces) with skin is 110 calories, has no fat, sodium or choles terol, provides 45 percent of the Daily Value of vitamin C, and has more potassium than a banana.Roasted Fingerling Potato Salad with Lemon and ThymeRecipe created by Laura Bashar, Family Spice, www.familyspice.com Makes 6 servings Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 20 to 25 minutes Cool time: At least 10 minutes Salad 1 1/2 pounds fingerling potatoes (mixed colors), cut into 1/2-inch circles 1 red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch cubes 1 red onion, cut into 1-inch cubes (do not separate layers) 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper Dressing 1/4 cup light or olive oil based mayonnaise 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon zest 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper Preheat oven to 425F. Toss all salad ingredients together in a large bowl. Spread in a single layer on a large baking sheet and cook for 20 to 25 minutes or until potatoes start to brown. Let cool for at least 10 minutes. Meanwhile, whisk together all dressing ingredients in a medium bowl; toss with cooled vegetables. Serve at room temperature or chilled. Spinach and Artichoke Heart Two Potato Casserole Roasted Fingerling Potato Salad with Lemon and Thyme Mediterranean Mashed Potatoes Sunday, Aug. 19 Afternoon of music offered by Jazz SocietyThe Ocala Jazz Society returns to the VFW Post 4781, across from Oak Run, on the third Sunday of each month, 2 to 5 p.m. This month the date is Aug. 19 The group plays more than jazz including favorite songs from past year. Dancing is encouraged. Admission is $2 and benefits Hospice in memory of Bea Wilson, founder of the Jazz Society. For more info call Gladys at 352-854-8930.Saturday, Aug. 25 Hard Rock Casino tripSt. Jude Catholic Community is sponsoring another bus trip to the Hard Rock Caf and Casino in Tampa on Saturday, Aug. 25. Tickets are $30 per person. Each person gets $25 returned for free play plus a $5 food voucher. The bus will leave the church parking lot, 443 Marion Oaks Drive in Marion Oaks, at 8 a.m. and return around 5 p.m. Please contact Ghislaine at 352-245-9962 for more information and reservations.Wednesday, Sept. 5 Flag football at Joy LutheranBelieve it or not it is time to get ready for fall football. Registration is now open for all boys and girls from kindergarten through 6th grade, of Marion County and Ocala, for Upward Flag Football or Cheerleading. Registration may be called in or dropped off at the church office between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, Sept. 5 through Sept. 8. The cost is $65 for football and includes a jersey, belt and flags, car magnet and end-of-season award. Cheerleading costs $65 and includes a uniform, megaphone, poms, hair ribbon, car magnet and end-of-season reward. Football shorts and cheerleading turtle necks are optional. Cleats are recommended. Scholarships are available. Practice begins Tuesday, Sept. 18 and the first game is Saturday, Sept. 22 at Joy Lutheran Church Hope Field. Upward is a nondenominational Christian sports ministry where every child plays, learns and is a winner. So come on out and join the fun. Volunteers are needed to help coach, referee, assist, time keep and work with the participants in either football or cheerleading. For more information contact Pastor Ed Holloway, 352854-4509 ext. 223. Joy Lutheran Church is at 7045 SW 83rd Place at SR 200, Ocala. Thursday, Sept. 13 CERT training to beginA new Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training will begin Thursday, Sept. 13, at the Marion County Sheriffs Office, 692 N.W. 30th Ave., Ocala. This is an 8-session training, which is available either as an afternoon class, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. or as an evening class, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. The afternoon and evening classes run concurrently and attendance can be mixed, depending upon availability. Only one class can be missed in the 8-session series and the CPR and last class is mandatory. The CERT program is made up of volunteers under the direction of the Division of Emergency Management of the Sheriffs Office. The purpose of CERT is to train and certify volunteers to be first responders in their communities in the event of a disaster such as a hurricane or tornado. The CERT training includes basic skills in disaster preparedness, fire safety, assessment and treatment of life-threatening conditions, light search of structural and non-structural damage, psychology of the injured and terrorism. Consider this opportunity to learn how to form or join a CERT group in your community by signing up for this no-cost training program. For more information and for an application, contact Bob Conn, Trainer, at 352-8120853. 000C6NE 000C7HQ Cleanmaster CLEANMASTER CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING Servicing All Of Citrus & Marion County For 25 Years 489-4844 OWNER DOES THE WORK We Also Have Outdoor Pressure Cleaning Available. Call for pricing. 3 Room Minimum 25 Years Carpet Cleaning One Chair Cleaned FREE Sofa & Love Seat $ 65 Dryer & Vent Cleaning Special $ 50 S UMMER S PECIALS $ 15 Per Room 000C3J7 THANK YOU! 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The church is at 7768 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. The public is invited and for further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633.Tuesday, Aug. 14 Hospice support groupAll caregivers are invited to a new Support Group at Hospice of Marion County on Aug. 14, from 3-4 p.m. in the Education Center at 3231 S.W. 34th Ave. Ocala. Caregivers of loved ones with any disease or illness are welcome. The group will offer an opportunity to connect with others in the same situation and provide guidance as well as emotional and spiritual support. Call 352-854-5200 for additional information.Saturday, Aug. 18 Hot Summer Night in DunnellonSaturday, Aug. 18 from 5 to 9 pm, Dunnellons Historic Village will host Hot Summer Night, a late summer favorite of locals looking for something to do once the sun goes down in Dunnellon. The last Saturday night before public school starts here, will find shops in the village open until 9 p.m. for a little cooler shopping than daytime in August. A cruise in for antique and classic cars adds interest in the street on West Pennsylvania Ave. Those planning to cruise in can call Cheryl Lawson at 352-208-5512 for details. Local artists and vendors will set up along the street to show and sell their wares. The Village welcomes a new art gallery next door to Two Sisters Antiques who will be welcoming guests to see their new venture that night. Empanadas will be sold in front of the Annie Johnson Thrift Shop and a portion of the proceeds will be given to help Marion County homeless students through the Marion County School Board. Grumbles House Antiques and Garden Shop will host an open music jam so those playing an instrument or loving to sing, should stop by and join the fun. Abigails Cafe, Dunnellon Police Department, My New Old Chair, Two Sisters Antiques, Creations by Clovis, Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop and Always Something are some of the businesses hosting the event and those that will be open the night of the event. 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Friday, August 3, 2012 ~ 25 www.smcitizen.com 4~ Friday, August 3, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Community calendar SOUTH MARION Citizen The South Marion Citizen is a free community newspaper covering news of communities in southwest Marion County including Oak Run, Pine Run, Palm Cay, On Top of the World, Kingsland Country Estates, Countryside Farms, Marion Landing, Majestic Oaks, Hidden Lake, Woods and Meadows Estates, Paddock Farms, Saddle Oak Club, Deer Creek, Cherrywood Estates, Hardwood Trails, Candler Hills, Country Oaks, and Harvest Meadows, among others. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Citizen: If your community is listed above and the Citizen is not delivered to your home and you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 200 Corridor, call 854-3986CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481 EditorJim Clark Circulation Barbara Jaggers Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean and Susie Mirabile General Manager John Provost Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Deadline for classified ads :Deadline for display advertising : Tuesday 4 p.m. before publicationMonday 5 p.m. before publication READER SERVICES I want to get news in the Citizen.Call editor Jim Clark at 352-854-3986 or send by e-mail to editor@smcitizen.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Citizenoffice in Kingsland Plaza. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Member of the Community Papers of Florida This weeks puzzle answers Saturday, Aug. 4 Book sale at libraryThe Friends of the Ocala Library will hold their quarterly book sale in Rooms B and C of the main library on Silver Springs Boulevard on Saturday, Aug. 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thousands of gently-used books will be on sale, hardcovers at 50 cents, and paperbacks at 25 cents each. Come for a good read and help the Friends in their ongoing goal of helping the main library with non-budgeted items, including the successful childrens programs. And go to friendsoftheocalalibrary.org to learn how to become a member of the Friends.Chess club to meetThe chess club that formed at the Freedom Public Library meets the first Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grab your board and chess pieces and come on down. Interested persons are invited to attend for a rousing game of chess. Its your move! For more information, call Ron at 352-873-2276.AUCE pancakes offered at churchFive dollars will get visitors to Crossroads Church on Aug. 4 all you can eat pancakes, sausage and drink. The event runs from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at 8070 S.W. 60th Ave.Historical Novel group to meetMichele Wirt, President of the Citrus Cultural Alliance, will be the featured speaker at the Aug. 4 meeting of the Florida Chapter, Historical Novel Society. She has a Master of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Florida and currently is Associate Professor of Art and Humanities at the Citrus Campus of the College of Central Florida. With a power point presentation and a subsequent question and answer session, Wirt will explain the mission, purpose, and goals of the Alliance which was formed a little more than year ago as an answer to a broader query about the Citrus County cultural landscape and the need for a non-profit consortium of business, government, individuals, and arts organizations to enhance and support the economic base and cultural environment of the County. The Florida Chapter of the Historical Novel Society meets at 1 p.m. on the first Saturday of every month in the Community Room at the Central Ridge Library, 425 W. Roosevelt Blvd., in Beverly Hills. Everyone is welcome to attend the meetings. For more information call Marian Fox 352-726-0162 or go to http://www.fchns.org. Hospice helping Stuff the Bus Hospice of Marion County has joined the annual Stuff the Bus campaign, which provides school supplies for homeless children. Items needed include new backpacks, binders, notebooks, pens, pencils, socks, shoes, clothing and personal care products such as deodorant and shampoo, and laundry detergent. Donations will be collected Aug. 4-10 at the Hospice of Marion County Thrift Store in Jasmine Square (6114 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala). The stores are open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.Thursday, Aug. 9 Clothe the childrenThe Altar and Rosary Society of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Dunnellon will be hosting a Clothe the Children drive on Thursday, Aug. 9 in the church hall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the church hall. New and used clothing will be distributed to families in need. Applications will be available at the door. For more information, call 352-489-1984.Palm Cay GOP to meetOn Aug. 9, the Palm Cay Republican Club will be holding its monthly meeting at the Oasis Club in Palm Cay. The speaker is Mike Graves. Mike is a candidate for Public Defender. The Club will then be open for discussion on the upcoming proposal to increase the sales tax. The meeting will begin promptly at 7 p.m. and last until 8. Refreshments will be served after the meeting. For more information please contact James Pettus, 352438-9662.Federal retirees to gatherThe National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Chapter 2279 of Ocala, and their spouses, will meet at the Olive Garden Restaurant, Aug. 9, at 1 p.m. for lunch and a short meeting. Any members in the area are welcomed. Saturday, Aug. 11 School readiness eventThe annual back-to-school splash at Crossroads Church is set for Aug. 11, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The first 200 children will get a backpack filled with school supplies. Haircuts will also be offered. Games, a bounce house, water slides and food are part of the fun. Crossroads Church is at 8070 S.W. 60th Ave.Band concert scheduled for two daysPlease join the Kingdom of the Sun Concert Band for our By Request performances on Saturday, Aug. 11 at 2 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 12 at 3 p.m. The concerts are held at the Marion Technical Institute (MTI), 1614 S.E. Fort King St., Ocala. All performances are FREE and open to the public. The By Request concert series features returning guest vocalist David Delk and our own Marcia Muncaster. Musical selections include: Johanna from Sweeney Todd; a medley from Oklahoma; Cole Porter on Broadway; A Tribute to Elvis Presley; The Ultimate Patriotic Singalong, and many others. For more information, call 352-624-9291, or visit our website at http://kingdomofthesunband.org.Flea Market at St. JudeSt. Jude Catholic Communitys fifth annual flea market/yard sale is to be held on Saturday, Aug. 11, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the church grounds at 443 Marion Oaks Drive in Marion Oaks. 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The National Association of County and City Health Officials has recognized the Marion County Health Department for developing programs that are models for other local health departments to follow. Marion was among 39 local health departments in the nation that the association recognized for their innovative programs. The association named two Marion County programs Model Practices and one program a Promising Practice. Local health departments nationwide are great sources of innovative ideas and programs, said Robert M. Pestronk, the associations executive director. The beauty of these programs is that they can be replicated or adapted by other local health departments. Public Health Preparedness. Marions Public Health Preparedness Epidemiology Annex activation was named as a model practice. The department tested its emergency planning process in April 2009 when the epidemiology annex was activated in response to the H1N1 flu strain pandemic. The development and use of the planning document helped the department scale the response to the outbreak in order to best protect and promote the health of the residents of Marion County. Medical Reserve Corps. The Marion County Medical Reserve Corps strategic planning process was also identified as a model practice. The mission of the medical reserve corps is to engage volunteers to strengthen public health, emergency response and community resiliency. Strategic planning helped the medical reserve corps set long-term goals and identify the best approaches for achieving them. Dental Clinic Collaborations. The departments Dental Clinic collaboration with the College of Central Florida and Child Development Services of Ocala was recognized as a promising practice. By collaborating with the college, the dental clinic was able to expand from two cramped stations housed at the main Health Department facility to eight treatment areas, plus room for other services, at the colleges Hampton Center. This is the third consecutive year that Marion County Health Department programs have been noted as best or promising practices by the national association. In 2011 the association awarded the department one Model Practice and three Promising Practice awards. In 2010 the department earned one Promising Practice award. 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ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MAXIMUM 10 WORDS RUNSFOR 2 WEEKSFREE TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403 Care F or the Elderly MOBILE HAIR CAREFULL SER VICE IN YOUR HOME LICENSED BEAUTICIAN/CNA WILL SER VICE THE HOME BOUND AND ELDERL Y CALL CA THY (352) 237-3347 Handyman StevesHandymanService(352) 854-4927000C2H3 LET US WORKFOR YOU!CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403SOUTH MARIONCITIZENCLASSIFIEDSGET RESULTS! Somebody else wants it!Got something special you no longer use? Sell it in the Classifieds. It may be just the perfect item to fill somebody elses need.TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403 more than 40 residents and reaches out to the Marion Landing community with cards and flowers to those ill and recuperating, and supports the residents who have lost loved ones with memorial lunches or coffees. Bowling league sign-upFall is just around the corner, and that means the Marion Landing bowling leagues will begin in September. Bowling is one of the most popular activities in the community, and is open to residents only. Dont think you have to be good bowler to join a leagueall levels of bowlers are welcome, and having fun is the only requirement. You can sign up by calling one of the league secretaries, Dick Blanck or Merle Gaugler. There are still a few openings left, but you should call soon. Check your Communicator for dates and times of the informational meetings in August. 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 352-2377152 for more information. Trips are open to the general public if space allows. Be one of the first groups to sail aboard the brand new cruise ship Celebrity Reflection departing from Miami on Jan. 5, 2013, with stops in San Juan, St. Maarten and St. Kitts. Reservations are being accepted for this seven night Eastern Caribbean cruise, with rates including all port charges, taxes, round-trip bus from Ocala, gratuities, and one-hour open bar cocktail party. Join your fellow baseball fans on Labor Day, Sept. 3, at Tropicana Field to see the New York Yankees play the Tampa Bay Rays. Game time is 1:10 p.m., and be sure to stop by the Ted Williams Baseball Hall of Hitters or the Rays Tank while you are there. Tickets are $99 each and include lower box seats on the third base side, transportation and drivers tip. Join in on the all-inclusive six day/five night stay at the 4-star Sunset Beach Resort and Spa in Montego Bay, Jamaica, from Sept. 16 to 21. Limited space is available. Enjoy the 43rd Annual Cedar Key Seafood Festival on Oct. 20. It features a parade in the morning, over 200 arts and crafts exhibits, great seafood at the City Park, live music, and an open house at the lighthouse on Seahorse Key for which shuttle boats are available. The cost is $28 and includes round-trip motor coach and gratuity for the driver. Lunch is on your own. We leave at 9 a.m. and return at 5 p.m. And dont forget to bring your camera and binoculars. 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. Dont miss out on the Halloween casino trip to Fort Lauderdale on Oct. 30-31, which includes three casino visits, free play money, food coupons and driver tips. Board the bus in Marion Landing and then spend the day at the Coconut Creek Casino and Hard Rock Casino. Overnight accommodations are at the LaQuinta Inn in Coral Springs, with free continental breakfast; and the second day is spent at Coconut Creek. Each casino gives you $30 back in free play and a food coupon. The package price is $125 per person/double occupancy; and a single is $165. Kick off the holiday season with a trip to Asheville, North Carolina, from Nov. 2 to 6. Visit the Biltmore Estate and see the spectacular holiday decorations and then on to Andersonville and the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center. The cost includes breakfasts, two lunches, four dinners and all taxes and gratuities.Diane Bress is Marion Landings Activities Director and an employee of Leland Management, Inc. LANDINGCONTINUED FROM PAGE 16 the request of many residents, this opening show will have a country-western theme. The Group presents The Glen Johnson Show. Glen offers music of some famous icons of western music, such Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Conway Twitty, Marty Robbins, and and many other great artists of that great music era. Opening for Glen will be Johnny Roberts, who brings his Southern Fried Comedy to the OTOW stage. Tickets go on sale Sept. 3 from 8:30 to10 a.m. in the ballroom of the H&R Building and every M-W-F thereafter. Thanks to the good folks at Sullivan Cadillac Buick GMC, ticket prices are $8 for general admission and $10 for reserved seating with a maximum of four per purchase. The show is available only to residents of all OTOW communities and Indigo East.The New PretendersThe New Pretenders announces its 2013 edition of Nostalgia, which will be presented Feb. 8, 9 and 10 in the ballroom of the H&R Building. Nostalgia is a nostalgic musical journey across America from the Copa in New York to Burbank, California at the NBC Studios and stops along the way. Long before computers, answering machines and cell phones, there was a time that was part of all of us. Instead of drive-throughs, there were drive-ins, Coke was Classic, and it came from the fountain or an odd shaped bottle, and the only survivor series on television consisted of Gilligan and his crew. Times have changed but have we? Do you still remember the first record you owned? How about sitting around the radio instead of the television? And every night was a classic car cruise. Was it really that long ago? Do you still remember Gene Autry singing Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer for the very first time? The times we often call our best years are what this show is all about. Stan Goldstein, TNPs band leader, says two new members have joined the band, one in the brass section and the other in the rhythm section. They are both devotees of the big band sound. The wardrobe staff, headed by Charlie Earl and MaryEthel Swing, has held its first meeting and, as usual, there are plans to come up with some glitzy costumes for the gals in the cast. Assistant Director Larry Wilver reports that cast members have been given the numbers they will be performing, and the band members each have their music books. OTOWCONTINUED FROM PAGE 21 We are in the middle of International Clown Week. We usually think of them as circus comic performers; but other less grotesque styles have also developed, including theater, television, and film clowns. So, today we clown around a bit with some appropriate stories.Ironclad contractA clown moved into an apartment block reserved solely for circus performers. He liked everything about the apartment. It was well equipped with fancy stove, refrigerator, vacuum cleaner, washer and dryer. The only thing missing was an ironing board, something on which he could press his circus uniform after washing it. Why is there no ironing board? he asked the agent. Both the lion tamer and the juggler have one. You use the window ledge, like the other clowns, explained the agent. Its in your contract. Every clown has a sill for ironing.Educated clownKen went to an exclusive restaurant dressed in a clown suit. He had big floppy shoes, a red ball nose, and Bozo-type hair. The Maitre D said, Im sorry, sir, I cant let you in dressed like that. Our dress code is very strict. Gentlemen must wear a jacket and tie. Ken said, Please, sir, let me explain. I am a retired school administrator. I dress like this because I went to the Childrens Hospital today to cheer up the sick children. The Maitre D said, Well, sir, it is highly irregular. But having listened to the circumstances, Ill let you in. But dont try anything funny.Just punishmentThe King was tired of his jester and of his puns. If you dont make a pun at once, and a good one, youll be hanged, declared the monarch. All right, said the jester. Name a subject. Myself, said the King, the King. The King, quipped the clown, is not a subject. All right, said the King, still annoyed, why do you make fun of my figure? Because, said the jester, everyone likes to have fun at someone elses expanse. Well then, continued the monarch, why do you say that Queen Elizabeth was greater than Joan of Arc? Because Joan was a wonder, replied the clown, whereas Queen Elizabeth was a Tudor. Hang him, cried the King. But when the noose was placed around the jesters neck, the King relented to sparing his life if the jester would promise never to tell another pun. I promise, Your Majesty, said the clown solemnly. No noose is good news. And so the jester was hanged. A true punster never stops.Clown actsA cop stopped a clown with a desk strapped on his back, a typewriter under one arm, a wastebasket and a pencil sharpener under the other. What are you doing? asked the cop. The clown said, Impersonating an office, sir. I wasnt exactly the class clown, but I was the class trapeze artist. I was always getting suspended. Clowns get paid in funny money. A clown walked around a music store and said to the clerk, I want to buy that red trumpet and that accordion. The clerk said, You can buy that fire extinguisher, but I have to keep the radiator. When I was ten I ran away with a circus; but the police made me bring it back. The lady clown married the India-rubber man yesterday. Is that so? I thought shed do something like that. Why? She always wanted somebody she could twist around her fingers. Going to the dogsA man went to a circus where the clown act had a large dog that performed a number of tricks and ended by whining and bursting into tears. However, on this occasion the trainer simply could not get the dog to do any of this. The man in the audience went down and offered to help the clowns. He bent down and whispered for a minute or so into the dogs ear, whereupon the animal burst into weeping and whining such as was never heard before. What did you say to that animal? asked a bewildered clown. I just told him the facts, said the stranger. I told him the size of the national debt, the annual interest charge on it, the income tax rates, the high unemployment, the cost of foreign aid, and the cost of congressional junkets. Its enough to make anyone whine and weep. Getting some laughs from International Clown Week PUN ALLEY D FDick Frank Health Department earns national recognition was also recognized in 2005 with one Model Practice award. Since 2003, the associations Model Practice program has honored local initiatives. All model practices are cataloged in an online, searchable database in areas ranging from immunization and maternal and child health to infectious diseases and emergency preparedness. 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Friday, August 3, 2012 ~ 27 www.smcitizen.com 2~ Friday, August 3, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Air Force AssociationAt the recent Air Force Association state convention at Eglin AFB, Mike Emig of Ocala, State/Region President of the AFA, presents Lt. Gen. Bradley Heithold, Vice Commander HQ Special Operations Command, Washington, D.C., a donation certificate from the AFA Florida in the amount of $100 in his name to the AFA Wounded Airman Program. Find out more about the AFA Wounded Airman Program by attending the monthly meeting of the Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the AFA on Thursday, Aug. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Ocala Regional Airport Administration Building 750 S.W. 60th Ave. Suspect jailed for burglaryA burglary at a paint and body shop on Southwest 38th Street netted the suspect items worth $23,000, and a trip to jail. A former employee of the victim, DeFios, Samson W. Martin, 40, of Southwest 19th Place, faces charges of grand theft and commercial burglary, in addition to a violation of probation charge from Columbia County. As of Wednesday, he remained in the Marion County jail. James C. Myles, 42, of Southwest 103rd Street Road, was accused of armed residential burglary after he allegedly broke into a neighbors apartment. Her screams scared him away. Willie L. Jones, 72, of Southwest 15th Place, was accused of DUI after he was reportedly seen failing to stay in a single lane on State Road 40 near 80th Avenue. 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BRIEFS INDEX Cherrywood......................13 Classifieds...........................26 Judis Journal.....................12 Marion Landing................16 Oak Run...............................20 Opinion..................................8 OTOW...................................21 Out to Pastor.....................11 Pun Alley...............................3 Puzzles.................................17CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & BusinessesFRIDAY, AUGUST 3, 2012 VOLUME 18 NUMBER 10 www.smcitizen.com28~ Friday, August 3, 2012 www.smcitizen.com BY JIM CLARK EditorAs Aug. 1 arrives, its time to start taking longer looks at the tropics, and a couple of features stood out on Wednesday morning. The closest is described as disorganized showers and thunderstorms over Hispaniola, Puerto Rico and the central Caribbean associated with a westward moving tropical wave. It is given almost no chance of developing into a tropical storm, but it could bring some wet weather to our area over the weekend. As with most weak systems, however, it could fizzle out and not be a problem. Of more concern is a low pressure system that, as of Wednesday at 11 a.m., was about 1,000 miles east of the Windward Islands and moving westward at 15 to 20 mph. According to the National Hurricane Center, this system has a 60 percent chance, relatively high on the scale, of becoming a tropical cyclone by Friday. If it reaches tropical storm strength of 39 mph sustained winds, it would be named Ernesto. Check the radar link on our website. Tropics becoming active Woman of the YearCindy La Rosa was named the Woman of the Year recently by the Greater Ocala Womans Club. The club supports local charities including the Domestic/Sexual Assault Center, Ocala Youth Symphony, Ocala Civic Theatre, Munroe Foundation Nursing Scholarhip and others. The club represents women of different ages and diverse talents involved in programs and projects to address local, state and national needs. BY JIM CLARK EditorIt may be a little early for some people to start thinking about it, but summer is rapidly coming to a close for students in Marion County. Malls and stores throughout Florida will have school on the mind this coming weekend. Floridas annual sales-tax holiday which runs Aug. 3-5 comes early this year, the states response to a few school districts decision to start classes the second week of August. The first day of school in Marion County isnt until Aug. 20, so parents hoping to save a few cents per dollar on clothes, shoes and school supplies will have to shop well in advance. The tax holiday, which applies to most but not all purchases, has traditionally fallen a week later. Regardless of when it occurs, the annual back-to-school tax break is always a busy weekend for retailers. Many hold sales and in-store promotions to attract choosy deal-seekers, even strategically pricing certain goods so that they fall just under the taxfree cap. Over the three-day holiday, the state waives sales tax on clothing and shoes priced $75 and lower, and school supplies up to $15. Of course, clothes are clothes, so adults can take advantage of the tax break, too. The Florida Retail Federation expects statewide sales growth over 2011s figures, despite a recent drop in national consumer confidence fueled by sluggish economic news. The National Retail Federation has estimated parents of K-12 students will spend $30.3 billion on back-to-school shopping this summer. In Florida, much of that business will occur this weekend. But a warning to shopaholics: Not everything is tax-free. Any item over the price thresholds will be assessed the normal rate. Sporting goods like shoulder pads and roller blades will be taxed. Accessories like watches, umbrellas and handkerchiefs are also not included in the holiday. And dont expect a price break on that Mickey T-shirt. The tax forgiveness will not apply at amusement parks, hotels and airports (likely to ensure visiting tourists dont cash in on Freedom! Sales tax holiday this weekend List of items, Page 24 PHOTOS BY MIKE ROPPELThe miniature horses had proportionately smaller jumps in their competition than bigger horses do. The person showing them guides the horse with its reins. The height of the bars was easily adjustable for different jumping competions. A bar was placed on the ground under the bar that was to be jumped over to guide the jumpers. Miniature horses perform at Equestrian Center BY MIKE ROPPEL Special to the CitizenSpectators had a good view of the miniature horses at the Ocala Equestrian Center on Sunday. Being under cover was a comfort from the hot sun and a sudden thundershower. There were a variety of classes. Some were based on the height of the horse in 2-inch increments There was also an obstacle course and jumping, as well as walking around the ring for the judges. A walk-through was given to the people showing the horses prior to the competition in the obstacle course, driving, and jumping competitions. In consideration of their size the horses were not ridden or saddled but walked through the competitions. This gave the persons showing quite a workout in Floridas hot weather. This miniature horse is the only entrant in the driving competition. School tax questions to be topic of discussionThe ballot questions on taxes proposed by the MarionCounty Schools will be the topic of discussion on Tuesday, Aug. 7, at 6:30 p.m. at Live Oak Hall, Circle Square Commons, OTOW. The presentation will be by Jim Yancey, school superintendent. The event is hosted by the Marion County League of Women Voters and Master the Possibilities Education Program and is free to the public. The election is Aug. 14. Back-to-school immunization offeredThe Marion County Health Department is offering free back-to-school immunization clinics this summer. The walk-in clinics are scheduled for 8 a.m.-4:15 p.m. Monday-Friday at 1801 S.E. 32nd Ave. in Ocala. No appointment is needed, and the immunizations are free for children and young adults through age 18. Parents should bring their childs immunization records. New health requirements mean that children may need an additional polio vaccination before they can enter kindergarten. Some other requirements include: Kindergarten through the fourth grade: two doses of the varicella vaccine. Grades five to 11: one dose of the varicella vaccine. Tdap (tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis) vaccine is required for grades 7 through 10. Students entering a Florida school for the first time should have two doses of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine. 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