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Place of Publication: Ocala, Florida
Publication Date: 10-19-2012
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OF NOTE Relay for Life plans kickoff eventThe Kickoff Extravaganza for the 2013 West Marion Relay for life is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 1, at the Courtyard By Marriott (behind the Burger King on State Road 200 and the Interstate). The party begins at 6 p.m. The Kickoff Extravaganza is the party the starts the 2013 Relay season. The actual Relay will take place April 19-20 in front of West Marion Hospital. The Kickoff is the time to sign up as a team learn about being a team and being educated about the services offered by the American Cancer Society. There are no costs associated with the Kickoff. Why is Relay important? That is a good question. Cancer is the #1 killer of Americans 33% of all women will get cancer sometime in their life; 50% of all men will be diagnosed with cancer. Part of the money raised at Relay goes to cancer research. Since the initial Relay in 1985 the American Cancer Society has funded 48 Nobel Peace Winning Researchers! The researchers have made discoveries that have assisted in prevention and the reduction in deaths. For more information on the Kickoff Extravaganza or information on how you can get involved; call John Klopfer at 352207-0755 INSIDE INDEX Amendments....................21 Bookmark...........................22 Cherrywood......................16 Judis Journal.....................12 Lend a hand.......................22 Oak Run...............................20 OTOW...................................15 Out to Pastor.....................11 Pun Alley.............................14 Puzzles.................................28 The OTOW field was the site for the recent radio-controlled flyin. CONTROLLED BY RADIO Page 2 CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & Businesses FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2012 VOLUME 18 NUMBER 21 www.smcitizen.com 32 ~ Friday, October 19, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for nearly 62 million Americans will increase 1.7 percent in 2013, the Social Security Administration announced this week. The 1.7 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits that more than 56 million Social Security beneficiaries receive in January 2013. Increased payments to more than 8 million SSI beneficiaries will begin on Dec. 31, 2012. Some other changes that take effect in January of each year are based on the increase in average wages. Based on that increase, the maximum amount of earnings subject to the Social Security tax (taxable maximum) will increase to $113,700 from $110,100. Of the estimated 163 million workers who will pay Social Security taxes in 2013, nearly 10 million will pay higher taxes as a result of the increase in the taxable maximum. Information about Medicare changes for 2013, when announced, will be available at www.Medicare.gov. For some beneficiaries, their Social Security increase may be partially or completely offset by increases in Medicare premiums. The Social Security Act provides for how the COLA is calculated. To read more, please visit www.socialsecurity.gov/cola. Social Security announces increase, but... Wreck on 200 An accident at the Pine Run entrance on State Road 200 lateTuesday morning turned the westbound side of the six-lane highway into a two-mile long parking lot, as seen below. Above, a firefighter stands with one vehicle which ended up on the sidewalk in front of the west end of Kingsland Plaza, while in the background, right, also in the left photo, others worked on victims in the second vehicle. The Florida Highway Patrol did not provide any other details.PHOTOS BY JIM CLARK BY JIM CLARK Editor Lynette Vermillion, president of the Friends of Munroe, spoke recently at a State Road 200 Coalition meeting about the upcoming vote for a tax increase for the public hospital. She emphasized certain items that she considers positive for the operation of Munroe, including quality commitment, local control and decision making, open meetings and public records, maintaining needed services and access to health care for all. She told the audience of the history of Munroe which goes back to the horse and buggy days and, in fact, was triggered by a horse and buggy accident. She said that the hospital is financially strong, but needs a stronger economy and the settling of the health reform issue. The bond issue is one of only two choices, she said, with the other a lease to a private for-profit hospital firm. She said that for 75 percent of homeowners that would be about $62 per year. She noted that Munroe is one of the largest employers in Marion County. Coalition hears about hospital tax Lynette Vermillion of the Friends of Munroe speaks to the State Road 200 Coalition.PHOTO BY JIM CLARK Columns and letters about this issue can be found in the opinion section, starting on Page 8. PLEASESEEHOSPITAL PAGE3 A 78-year-old man is the latest Marion County death in the outbreak of fungal infections that has affected at least 15 states. The man received his injection at Ocalas Marion Pain Management Center, and his death brings the number of Marion County fatalities to three. The total number of cases in Marion County remains at 10, including the three deaths. A 74year-old woman was the latest Marion County resident to be linked to the outbreak. The woman received her injection at Ocalas Florida Pain Clinic. We are saddened to learn of this latest death, and we are sorry for the loss to the family and friends of the victim, said Dr. Nathan Grossman, director of the Marion County Health Department. As the investigation into this outbreak continues, we urge the affected patients to monitor their health and be aware of the symptoms, said Grossman. Even if symptoms are mild, contact a health care professional for evaluation. Symptoms include new or worsening headache, fever, sensitivity to light, stiff neck, new weakness or numbness in any part of the body, slurred speech and increased pain, redness or swelling at the injection site. Infected patients may develop very mild symptoms that are only slightly worse than usual. For example, many infected patients have had slight weakness, slightly worsened Meningitis death toll now at 3 PLEASESEEDEATH PAGE3 000CXCI All-New 2013 CADILLAC ATS Exceptional handling and control, but big enough to carry your golf cubs! $ 329 /month MSRP $33,990, $2699 Total due at lease signing, 36 month lease 10,000 miles a year, 25 cents a mile charge for excessive mileage, residual value of $22,433.40. Built from the ground up to be The Worlds Best Sports Sedan Our Gift To You! FREE iPad Included with ATS or XTS Only 39,000 miles, local 1 owner trade. Red. C3T019A. SALE PRICE $9,989 Only 32,000 miles, local 1 owner trade. Silver. C38200B SALE PRICE $12,989 Sunroof, Alloy wheels, extra clean. Gray. C382510A. SALE PRICE $14,489 6 0, 200 miles, White, Convertible, leather w/brand new top. Great shape. C3T052A SALE PRICE $22,989 Chrome wheels, sunroof, local owner. C25241A SALE PRICE $29,925 Only 50,000 miles. Gold, Local trade in. Great shape. 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Friday, October 19, 2012 ~ 31 www.smcitizen.com 2 ~ Friday, October 19, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Marions Most Wanted Belinda Joyce Bentley, 30, capias, obtaining property by means of worthless check. Lamar Navoris Edwards, 22, felony warrant dealing in stolen property and falsification of ownership to pawn broker. Zikee DeJuan Fowler, 20, felony bench warrant failure to appear for drug court, possession of cocaine and possession of cannabis more than 20 grams. Ramona Mooney, 32, felony violation of probation warrant driving while license suspended revoked habitual offender. Christian Michael Thompson, 18, violation of probation warrant driving under the influence with blood alcohol level over 15, retail petit theft, possession of alcohol by person under 21, resist or obstruct officer without violence. Alan B. Wilson, 48, felony order to revoke bond. Saturday, Oct. 6 saw the morning fog go away for the 12th annual Fun Fly-In at the OTOW Radio Controlled flying field. Spectators were admitted free and children were encouraged to watch the radiocontrolled planes and helicopters fly around the skies at the field. Pilot choice awards were awarded to pilots 6, 7, and 23. Food was available as were portable restrooms for those in attendance. For safety, Marion County Fire Rescue had an ambulance and fire truck with emergency personnel from Station 21 on hand. A 50/50 drawing was held also. Dick Ross, contest director and Bob Perry, event director welcomed approximately two-dozen pilots and their planes. The planes were transported to the field by golf cart, cars, and vans. Some carts were modified to carry the planes so they would not fall off. Some planes needed to be assembled at the flying field as they were too big to be brought to the field in one piece. Pits with work tables were available under tarps so the RC planes could be worked on out of the hot sun and bad weather. Radio-controlled planes fly at OTOW field One of several planes that were flying at the field. Photos and copy by Mike Roppel This Biplane was quite a sight for the spectators. Most planes had just one wing. This RC helicopter was spectacular in its manuevering around the skies. These RC planes were in the pits on work tables ready to fly. On the right is seen a controller for the planes. 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. 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Rock-A-Thon Benefit October 20, 2012 10:00 am Join us for music and Fun-draising to beat breast cancer. All donations will go to the American Cancer Society. It will be a rockin good time. Welcome to Holiday. Welcome home. 0 0 0 C Y M 8 See Results in as little as 45 MINUTES! with the Ultimate Body Applicator Tightens, tones, and firms in as little as 45 minutes Progressive results for 72 hours after one application Infused with a botanically-based detoxifying formula Deeply hydrates for smoother, more youthful-looking skin Reduces the appearance of cellulite and skin slackening Stretchmarks and the tummy bulge challenge.yourself@aol.com 352-586-9469 Independent Distributor Amelia J. I t Works F eatured at the Oscar & Emmy Awards as Celebrity Gifts! Visit website: ameliaj.myitworks. com/shop Visit fan page: www.facebook.com/ challenge.yourself.today/ *See sales person for details. Pictures for illustration purposes only. The price shown is the actua l price. 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back pain, or even a mild headache. The Marion County Health Department, Florida Pain Clinic, Marion Pain Management Center and the Surgery Center of Ocala have collaborated to contact all patients who may have been injected with the infected medications. A total of 424 patients of the three clinics may have received injections of contaminated medication. The clinics sent letters to their patients and made telephone calls to confirm that they were informed of the outbreak. Health Department staff members visited the homes of the patients who did not respond to the letters and phone calls to ensure that they were informed. Of the 424 contacts, only one person has still not been reached, and the Health Department will continue to try to contact the patient. The fungal meningitis that is caused by the contaminated medicine is not contagious and cannot be transmitted from person to person. The Florida Department of Health has set up a tollfree hotline at 1-866-5237339 for those who may have additional questions. Friday, October 19, 2012 ~ 3 www.smcitizen.com 30 ~ Friday, October 19, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Collectibles OLD TOYELECTRIC TRAINS Collector wants to buy old electric trains from 1970 and earlier 352-795-3970 Appliances GE Electric Oven works perfect, needs front door $35 (352) 873-2277 Just call and see how easy it is to make money with the classifieds. ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MAXIMUM 10 WORDS RUNSFOR 2 WEEKS FREE TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403 Auctions DUDLEYS AUCTION 3 AUCTIONS Estate Adventure Auction 10/18 3pm come anytime 4000 S Florida (US 41S) Inverness Impala, Furniture, Appliances, New Items, Tail Gate equipment, Tools, Mower, Decorator items, 700+lots REAL ESTATE AUCTION 10/19 prev 9 Auction 10pm 42S Tyler St Beverly Hills 2/1 starter -retirement home family room garage & carport great investment opportunity SOLD REGARDLESS OF PRICE Celebration of Arts 10/20 prev11am Auction 1pm 3 estates, professional artist & Illustrator, Autographs Guitars, records, phoots of musicians & actors, -play manuscripts-erotica, film info & more LIVE & ON LINE www.dudleysauction.c om 637-9588 10%BP Au2267 AB1667 Maine-ly Real Estate #381384 Garage/ Yard Sales OCALA HUGE YARD SALE FRIENDSHIP KIWANIS CLUB SAT October 20st 7a-12noon Bank of the Ozarks formally the PAB SR 200 SW Rental Houses DUNNELLON Rainbow Springs CC Est 3BR, 2BA, 2CG ,Semi furnished, immaculate, immediate occupacy $1,000 mo. incl. lawn maint. 352-494-3551 Rent: Houses Unfurnished PALM CAY 55+Beautiful, 2/2/1 fully furnished Bring your suit case (352) 566-6648 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! Real Estate For Sale BUYER REBATE*50% of COMM.* New/Resale-All FL 30+ yrs. exp. Call For Details Ron & Karna Neitz Brokers/Owners CITRUS REAL TY GROUP 352-795-0060 L ET U S W ORK F OR Y OU CALL TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403South Marion CitizenClassifieds Get Results! 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. On Top Of The World OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY October 14th 1-4PM 9460 D. SW 84th Terr. BEAUTIFUL VILLA with split bedroom plan and cathedral ceilings. Updatedd everything $56,900. SHOW AD AT MAIN GATE 1st right after gate, right at circle 2nd Left (352) 620-4467 Dunnellon 10 ACRES w/2 Houses one block, one doublewide. $140K Margaret @ 352-422-0877 Marion County Homes On Top of the World 3/2/2 Franklin II model CBS home. Tile & carpet, Enclosed FLroom, all appl incl, Move in ready $79,500 (352) 873-9644 Vehicles Wanted BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 WE BUY ANY VEHICLE In Any Condition Tile, No Title, Bank Lien, No Problem, Dont Trade it in. We Will Pay up to $25K Any Make, Any Model. CALL A.J. 813-335-3794/ 237-1892 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 Electrical, Plumbing Carpentry Wheelchair Ramps Railings, Grab Bars Lanai Carpet/Flooring Furniture, Cabinet Refinishing/Repairs Screen Repairs Drywall Repairs Closet Organizers Sinks, Toilets Leaky Faucets Appliance Installation Not sure? Call me! Steves Handyman Service (352) 854-4927 000CXW2 Painting MIKE ANDERSON PAINTING, Int./Ext. & Pressure Washing CALLa PROFESSIONAL(352) 464-4418 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 Nancy Reichenbacher, Norma Rombach, Norma Erickson; Flight D: Sharon Scrivens, Ginny Simons, Mary Hart. Closest to the pin was Janet Sutphen and Joan Klier and Nancy Reichenbacher had chip ins. The winners of the Oct. 11 low net tournament are listed in order of finish in each flight. Flight A: Marge Rymarcsuk, Joan Klier, Sue Marentette; Flight B: Olive Adler, Sue Elie, Donna Huffman; Flight C: LaVerne Browand, Kate Lott, Janet Sutphen; Flight D: Sharon Scrivens, Ginny Simons, Ruby Shepard. Closest to the pin was Bebe Hahne and there were no chip ins. Royal Oaks Mens GolfFriday, Oct. 12, saw the members back on the course for the first time in a week. The course was closed for seeding with rye grass in preparation for the winter season, and extra days were needed to let the seed germinate. As a result the greens have not been mowed, making for slow putts that created some problems. However, the day was perfect for golf with the morning temperature in the middle 50s and sunny. So all was not lost. The game was the usual three best net. The winner with a score of 195 was the team of Ron Tennant, Al Prachel, Bill Staiger, and Joe Paller. Second with a score of 203 was the team of Sam Sample, Tom Ducz, Ray Hagerman, and Steve Casner. Third with a 205 was the team of Charlie Elder, Bill Ellin, Bill Start, and Larry Soine. Dont forget to sign up for the Oktoberfest Tournament to be held on the 25th of October. By then the greens will be fast and smooth. This weeks puzzle answers OAK RUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Speaking against the lease, she cited the following items: loss of assets for two generations (40-yearlease); lose control of decision making; lose transparency; lose control of services; and lose volunteerism. She said the lease means the hospital would go from a community motive to a profit motive. Will quality be the No. 1 objective? Will there be service cuts? Will there be people cuts? She also mentioned the placement of the ballot, which could cause the issue to be overlooked by many. Its under the 11 amendments on the printed ballot. Those 11 amendments were covered at the same meeting by former County Commissioner Judy Johnson. The amendments are being reviewed each week by the South Marion Citizen. The election will be Nov. 6. All county registered voters are eligible to cast a ballot. HOSPITALCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 DEATHCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Fourth of a series of candidate appearances at a forum held at the library. Part of this story was inadvertently omitted last week. BY JIM CLARK Editor School superintendent candidates took to the floor at a recent forum at the downtown library. Dr. Diana Greene, the Democratic candidate, spoke first. She emphasized her history in education in Marion County, from elementary school teacher to deputy superintendent. She noted that the district needs to reorganize to deal with the shrinking budget. She noted that the schools were receiving less money but were still expected to provide a quality education. She was asked about the fact that Marion County is the largest district in the state that still elects a superintendent and how she would create a good relationship with the School Board. It is a challenge, she said. There are six different people with six different agendas. She said she would meet monthly with each individual board member. Asked about teacher morale, she noted, Everything is not always about money. Teachers need to know theyre appreciated. George Tomyn is the Republican candidate, having won a three-way race in the primary. He also emphasized his local commitments since he was born and raised here. He also started as a teacher and worked his way up to executive director, where he supervises the principals. Answering a question, he said it was important to keep schools safe. If its not safe, you cant teach and you cant learn. He emphasized the need for resource officers and encouraged strong participate in the DARE program. He also backed a code of conduct to remove disruptive and unsafe students. Speaking of teachers, he said, Marion County is fantastic. We need to cultivate our own, and we need to take care of them. He was asked if schools could be run like a business. He replied, You have to run it like a school business. The focus is the students the product is not a widget. We should be doing everything to manage the best we can. School candidates visit forum Hospice volunteers needed\Volunteers Needed. One or two hours can be a blessing to our patients and families receiving hospice care. Sitting with patients, while caregivers run errands, or go to Dr. appts. can be so rewarding and fulfilling. If you are interested in becoming an Odyssey Hospice, Bedside Blessing Volunteer, please contact, Laura Roweton @ 352-622-9331 or lroweton@odsyhealth.com Once again the most popular stars are bringing their special brand of music to Silver Springs as the park announces its early bookings for the 2013 Concert Series. While the park is just beginning to book for the 2013 concert season, the acts already on the bill include Classic Rocker Joan Jett, and country music favorites Easton Corbin, Josh Turner, and Jamey Johnson. The 2013 concert lineup is very exciting because Silver Springs continues to present acts that have never performed at the park before. Also, this year, there will be at least three night time shows, which is new to the series. Along with the exciting news about the 2013 Concert Series, there are other events still scheduled in 2012 that bring value and excitement for our guests. They include: The 5th Annual Fright Nights, (Fridays-Saturdays, now through Oct. 27) featuring the Ocala Jaycees 40th Annual Haunted House and the 7th annual All General Motors Auto Show on Oct. 6. Also scheduled will be the 15th Annual Corvette Show revving things up on Nov. 10 and the spectacular 20th annual Festival of Lights in December. The Bring A Friend Free Ticket is back. Guests purchasing the All Access Silver Pass for only $49.99 receives a Bring a Friend Free Ticket, along with free parking, plus free admission to all Silver Springs concerts, Festival of Lights and all Special Events. It even includes a season pass to our water park, Wild Waters! Concerts are included in Silver Springs daily price of admission of $33.99 for adults; $25.99 for children (ages 3-10). Children two and under are free. Silver Springs is east of Ocala on State Road 40. 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Friday, October 19, 2012 ~ 29 www.smcitizen.com 4 ~ Friday, October 19, 2012 www.smcitizen.com the amendment would remove that prohibition. An important subplot within Amendment 8 concerns its impact on future school voucher programs. Past programs that included religiously affiliated schools have been deemed unconstitutional partly due to the no aid provision. Passage of Amendment 8 would remove that obstacle to restarting voucher programs. Supporters say the proposed amendment eliminates a stain on the states Constitution that discriminates against religious institutions. They also argue that it offers support to groups with religious affiliations that provide valuable community services, like prison ministries or church-run after-school programs. This primarily will help our state to help the most vulnerable in our state by working with those organizations that are not providing religious services but providing human services, state Sen. Thad Altman, R-Viera, told the Associated Press after the ballot proposal passed the Legislature. Opponents say Amendment 8 will divert money from public schools and other public funding recipients and lead the state down a slippery slope by blurring the separation of church and state. They argue the amendment tramples on constitutional protections against the government promoting religion, and is a veiled attempt to reinstitute school voucher programs. Opponents point out that many religious programs, such as Catholic Charities, receive public funding under the current law provided they do not promote their religion. Amendment 8 passed the Legislature largely along party lines, with Republicans in support and Democrats in opposition. As with all amendments, passage requires the approval of 60 percent or more of the voters. If passed, it takes effect on Jan. 8, 2013. HistoryThe First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof The first part of the amendment is known as the Establishment Clause; the second part the Free Exercise Clause. Interpretations vary over the meaning and scope of the First Amendment. Thomas Jefferson wrote in 1802 that he believed it built a wall of separation between church and state that is necessary to prevent the government from suppressing, or advocating, one religion over another. Others interpret it to mean only that the government is prohibited from establishing an official religion. In 1875, the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, John Blaine (RMaine), proposed an amendment to the U.S. Constitution prohibiting the funding of religious education. Although the amendment failed, it inspired several dozen state legislatures to pass constitutional amendments prohibiting their states from funding religious organizations. Those state amendments became known collectively as Blaine Amendments. Not all are alike. Some prohibit the funding of religious schools only, while others prohibit the funding of all religious institutions. In 1885, Florida lawmakers passed Article 1 Section 3 of the Florida Constitution, a Blaine Amendment that includes the no aid provision and is among the most restrictive in the nation. Altered only slightly over the years, it reads: There shall be no law respecting the establishment of religion or prohibiting or penalizing the free exercise thereof. Religious freedom shall not justify practices inconsistent with public morals, peace or safety. No revenue of the state or any political subdivision or agency thereof shall ever be taken from the public treasury directly or indirectly in aid of any church, sect, or religious denomination or in aid of any sectarian institution. The motivation for passing Blaine Amendments is considered by some scholars to be the influx of Catholic immigrants to the United States in the late 1800s. Public schools at this time led students in reciting the Protestant but not Catholic prayers and reading from the Protestant but not the Catholic version of the bible, George Washing University law professor Ira Lupu said in a 2008 interview with the nonprofit Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life. That led Catholics to begin their own schools, Lupus said, arousing fears among Protestants that the state would fund those schools. The Blaine Amendments arose from this concern about the Catholicization of American education, he said. Thats where the Religious Freedom title for Amendment 8 is derived. It is also the basis for including language in the joint legislative resolution proposing the amendment that talks about restoring religious liberty and freedom and eradicating the remnants of anti-religious bigotry from the State Constitution. The resolution goes on to say, Floridas Blaine Amendment language was borne in an atmosphere of, and exists as a result of, anti-Catholic bigotry and animus. State Sen. Don Gaetz, R-Niceville, said passage of the amendment will remedy a centuries-old wrong. This is the last vestige of the know-nothing, anti-Catholic movement of the 1800s, he said in an Associated Press article published after the amendments passage. However, this belief is challenged in a 2011 report by the American Civil Liberties Union that says the effort to repeal the no aid provision is based on historical myth. Citing legal cases and historical records, the report finds no evidence of anti-Catholic bias when Florida lawmakers approved the Blaine Amendment in 1885, 10 years after the failed federal effort. Scholars on all sides of the political spectrum agree that nothing in the legislative record demonstrates an antiCatholic slant by any of the framers who have revised the Florida Constitution since the Civil War, the ACLU says. And the Florida First District Court of Appeal has explicitly considered and rejected the argument that Floridas no-funding clause was rooted in religious intolerance, holding that nothing in the history or text of the Florida no-aid provision suggests animus towards religion. As further evidence, the report says no Catholic Church official spoke in opposition to the no aid language during the debate in 1885, and that the state Constitution has been re-ratified three times between 1968 and 1997 without objection to the no aid rule. It suggests the motivation for passing Amendment 8 is rooted in a school voucher program rejected by the Florida Supreme Court in 2006. Aware that, across the country, voters have consistently rejected plans to use taxpayer funds to subsidize private religious education, supporters of the repeal have instead raised a red herring, claiming that Floridas no aid provision arose out of anti-Catholic bigotry and continues to promote such prejudice today, the report says. This contention is, simply put, false. Rather than infringing upon religious freedom, the ACLU report says, the no aid provision has actually protected the religious-freedom rights of all Floridians by barring taxpayer-funded aid to religious institutions. Thats why the framers adopted it and why it has been ratified three times since, the ACLU says.Current LawThe states provision that no aid be given directly or indirectly to religious institutions makes its Blaine Amendment more restrictive than Blaine Amendments in other states. According to Professor Lupu, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld an Ohio voucher program that gave state funding to low-income parents, allowing them to send their children to any private school participating in the program. Even though the vast majority of the participating private schools were religious, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the Establishment Clause permitted the program because parents could choose feely among participating religious schools, participating private secular schools and public schools. But a lower court in Florida decided that a very similar program in that state violated the Florida Blaine Amendment. The Florida court explained that although the program was allowed under the Establishment Clause, it violated the states Blaine Amendment, which forbids Florida from directly or indirectly funding schools. VouchersWisconsin passed the nations first school voucher program in 1990 and in 2002 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that school voucher programs are not prohibited by the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. Since then, more than a dozen states have passed voucher laws. In many cases the parents are eligible for a voucher that is equivalent to the yearly cost of educating a child in the public school system in the district where the student lives. Proponents say vouchers give students a way out of failing schools and improve the overall performance of public schools by putting them in competition with private schools. Opponents say they drain revenue from public schools in need of every tax dollar. Gov. Jeb Bush campaigned for governor in 1998 on education reform and after his election the Legislature passed the Opportunity Scholarship Program. Among other things, the program offered vouchers to the parents of students in failing public schools (those schools graded F by the state two times over a four-year period). The money was put in a voucher fund and given to parents who chose to pull their children from a failing school. Parents could enroll their student in any private school, whether church-run or not, and use the state voucher money to help with tuition. Legal challenges resulted in two significant rulings: a 2004 appellate court ruling that found the voucher program violated the state constitutions no aid provision by supporting religious schools; and a 2006 Florida Supreme Court ruling that found the program violated an education clause in the state constitution that requires the state keep a uniform system of public schools. As it now stands, the Florida Supreme Court prohibits the Bush school voucher program because it violates the constitutional requirement that the state maintain a uniform system of public schools, not because of the no aid provision. Therefore, passage of Amendment 8, while removing the no aid provision from the constitution, would not have the immediate effect of opening the door to re-instituting the school voucher program. It would, however, eliminate the no aid barrier if future attempts are made to pass a school voucher program. Amendment 8 The no aid language in the Blaine Amendment that currently reads: No revenue of the state or any political subdivision or agency thereof shall ever be taken from the public treasury directly or indirectly in aid of any church, sect, or religious denomination or in aid of any sectarian institution. Amendment 8 proposes to change that language to read: Except to the extent required by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, neither the government nor any agent of the government may deny to any individual or entity the benefits of any program, funding, or other support on the basis of religious identity or belief. That change eliminates the no aid language considered by supporters of Amendment 8 to be a constitutional impediment to religious entities receiving state funding. AMENDMENT 8 CONTINUED FROM PAGE 21 Upcoming VFW events All dinners are open to the public: Saturday Breakfast is canceled for this week, Oct. 20, only due to the flea market. The Mens Auxiliary serves shrimp and wing 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 to 6 p.m. Donation is $6. An Oktoberfest dinner sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 22 from 4:30 to 6:30. The menu includes: roast pork, sauerkraut, sausage with peppers and onions, sweet and sour cabbage, German potato salad, and German chocolate cake for dessert. Donation is $8. Tickets can be purchased in the Canteen daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. A Thanksgiving Dinner will be sponsored by the Mens Auxiliary on Friday, Nov. 16, from 4 to 6 p.m. The menu includes: roasted turkey, homemade stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, and pumpkin pie. Donation is $8. Advanced ticket sales. Bingo is open to the public each Monday and Thursday with early bird specials starting at 11:30. 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. Food is available. Join us for Karaoke on Friday, Oct. 19, from 6 to 10 p.m. with R-Entertainment and on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 6 to 10 p.m. with James Wynn. Canteen Lunches are served Monday through Friday from opening to 3 p.m. The VFW is at Southwest State Road 200 and Southwest 110th Street (352-8734781). Community calendar Friday, Oct. 19 Tw o-day VFW f lea mar k et The VFW annual flea market is Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19 and 20, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. All rental spaces have been sold out. Taking donations both small and large, to benefit our veterans and their families. Small donations may be dropped off at the Post. Call John S. 352-861-8484 or John W. at 352-207-1931 for larger donations or furniture pick-up. Tw o-day sale at B ahia O a k s Bahia Oaks Mobile Homeowners Association is having their annual park wide yard sale on Oct. 19 and 20. All are invited to set up in your own yard. We expect a lot of traffic. Happy selling! Saturday, Oct. 20 Annual indoor yard sale at J oy Joy Lutheran Church, at Southwest State Road 200 at 83rd Place, Ocala, will have its annual indoor yard sale and bake sale on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Swenson Hall. The public is invited to donate such items as furniture, tools, and gardening. Kitchen and house wares, linens, books, and craft supplies are also welcome for donation. Please no clothes, shoes or electronics. Yard sale items may be brought to Swenson Hall on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday, Oct. 17-19, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Baked goods should be brought on Friday. Please have all baked goods wrapped for sale and labeled, particularly if they contain nuts. As usual there will be the vintage table for the special treasures as well as a craft and quilt section. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. For more information call Edie Heinzen (352-854-6816) in regards to the bake sale and Patty Corey (352-854-0660) regarding the yard sale. K i w anis plans side w al k sale The annual Kiwanis sidewalk sale will be Saturday, Oct. 20 at Ozark Bank in Friendship shopping center. Any excess merchandise you care to donate for their community projects will be appreciated. Unsold items sold will be donated to Salvation Army. Funds from the sale are used for our many projects among which are: Books for pre-kindergartners. Sheriffs Halloween party donation and participation. Camp Kiwanis. Shands pediatric unit. Besides donations we participate in Meals on Wheels, Terrific kids, the Builders club at Liberty Middle school, the Key club at West Port high school. For the college crowd, Kiwanis supports Circle K which is an international service club. Many community leaders develop from these clubs. Our latest project is called Eliminate which is a program to support U.N effort to prevent tetanus in newborns of third world countries. Our Meals on Wheels program is assisted by non-members .If you would like to participate and greet people with a hot meal and a warm smile call Ken or Pat at 352237-6421. The club meets every Wednesday at 8 a.m. at P .A.B. Guests are always welcome. Please join us for a cup of java and an interesting speaker. For info call Stan at 352-873-3433 or Phil at 352-3048184. C herry w ood community garage sale Cherrywood Estates will be holding its fall community garage sale on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 8 a.m. to noon. Preser v e plans yard sale Spruce Creek Preserve will hold a community yard sale on State Road 200, three miles southwest of County Road 484 (gatehouse entrance), on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 9 a.m. to noon. Everyone is welcome.S candina v ian C lub o f Marion C ounty The Scandinavian Club of Marion County invites people of Danish, Finish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish decent to join us at our next meeting on Oct. 20. We will meet at 11:30 a.m. at the Ocala Hilton, 3600 S.W. 36th Ave. in Ocala. The menu will be Swedish Meatballs with mashed potatoes, vegetables, salad, coffee and dessert. The Golden Troupers of the Ocala Civic Theatre will provide the entertainment. The cost is $16 per person. Reservations and payment must be made in advance. Payment must be received by Wednesday the 17th of October. Checks to be made out to Jim Neate and mailed to Jim Neate, 643-A Midway Drive Ocala, FL 34472. For further details call Jim Neate 352687-1580, or Don Clauson 352-861-1235. T ire amnesty collection in city The city of Ocala will be providing a tire amnesty collection day on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at two locations for city of Ocala residents only. One location is the former drop off recycling site at Northeast 8th Avenue and Northeast 14th Street. The second location will be at the former drop off recycling site located in the 1500 block of West State Road 40 at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Complex.Sunday, Oct. 21 R ose S ociety to meet Marion County Rose Society meets at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, at the Marion County Ag Center Auditorium, 2232 N.E. Jacksonville Road (CR 200A), Ocala. Meetings are open to all who want to have fun learning about and sharing their love of roses. Visit www.marioncountyroses.org or call 352-341-0564. C hili coo k -o ff scheduled The first Red Hot Rescue Chili Cook-off to benefit Owls (Ocala Wildlife Sanctuary) will be Sunday, Oct. 21, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ocala Muni Golf Club, 3130 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. Come out and enjoy some chili, fun and support your favorite teams. There will be entertainment, baked goods, food court, 50/50 raffle and crafters. Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for children ages 5 to 12. Under 5 is free. For more information, call 352-291-1962.J a zz S ociety o ff ers a f ternoon o f music The 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 Oct. 21. The group plays more than jazz including favorite songs from past years. Dancing is encouraged. Admission is $2 and benefits Hospice in memory of Bea Wilson, founder of the Jazz Society. For more info call Diana, 352-237-0234.Monday, Oct. 22 A D ay o f R emembrance The Jewish Womens Club of Ocala presents A Day of Remembrance, featuring Joanne Caras, who is the star of a weekly cooking show on Monday nights called Miracles and Meals with Joanne Caras. The show appears on Monday evenings at 9 on JLTV all over the United States and in 116 other countries. For the past several years Joanne has worked tirelessly to create and promote the Holocaust Survivor Cookbook. After collecting 129 stories and over 250 recipes from Holocaust Survivors from all over the world, she has appeared on Fox TV, CBS, NBC, ABC, Israeli National TV, and national radio in the US, Canada, and Israel. Joanne has given over 250 speeches all across the world, including Canada, Mexico, England, Israel, Denmark, and Italy. Her second book Miracles and Meals, contains 115 new stories and over 250 more recipes. Joanne and her husband Harvey have been married for 30 years. They live in Florida. The couple donates all of the profits from every cookbook sold to Jewish charities. Their largest donations have gone to the Carmei Hair Soup Kitchen in Jerusalem, which feeds over 500 poor and hungry Israelis every day. This event will take place Monday, Oct. 22, 1 p.m. at The Chabad Jewish Center, 3509 S.W. 34th Ave. Circle, Ocala, off State Road 200. Admission $12 per person RSVP appreciated at Jewishwomensclub@gmail.com. Or Call Sonia Peterson 352-307-3662 or Chanie Hecht 352-291-2218. A sampling of recipes from the cookbook will be served. Cookbooks will be available for purchase. All women are welcome! 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. 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Friday, October 19, 2012 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 28 ~ Friday, October 19, 2012 www.smcitizen.com ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Youre eager to Ram headfirst into that new project. But before you do, find out why some of your colleagues might not appear to be as gung-ho about it as you are. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) All that dedicated hard work youve been putting in pays off better than you expected. So go ahead, reward yourself with something befitting a beauty-loving Bovine. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Its a good time to take on that new challenge. And if your self-confidence is sagging, instead of telling yourself why you cant do it, list all the reasons why you can. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) This is one time when you might want to put some distance between you and the job at hand. It will give you a better perspective on what youve done and still need to do. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Resist that occasional lapse into Leonine laziness that sometimes overtakes the Big Cat. Dont cut corners. Do the job right at this time, or you might have to redo it later. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) You know how you like to do things. And thats fine. But watch that you dont impose your methods on others. A current financial crunch soon eases. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Someone might try to take advantage of your generosity. But before your sensitivity toward others overwhelms your good sense, check his or her story out carefully. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Your strong Scorpian sense of fairness lets you see all sides of a dispute. Continue to remain impartial as.you help each person work through his or her particular grievance. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Trust your keen Sagittarian insight to help you see through an offer that might not be all it claims. A closer look could reveal disturbing elements. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) With the Goat exhibiting a more dominant aspect these days, you could find it easier to make your case in front of even the most skeptical audience. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Take things nice and easy as you continue to build up your energy reserves for a big change thats coming with the full Hunters Moon on Oct. 29. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Recent news from someone you trust could help you make an important decision. Also, be prepared to confront an upcoming change in a personal situation. BORN THIS WEEK: You can be firm in your own views, but also flexible enough to welcome the views of others. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. Monday, Oct. 22 4 0 an d 8 to m eet The regular monthly meeting of the 40 and 8 will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 22, on the second floor of the Bank of the Ozarks on State Road 200, at the entrance to On Top Of The World. All honorably discharged veterans are welcome. Come and enjoy camaraderie and refreshments with fellow veterans. For more information phone Ben at 352854-0272 or Zack at 352-873-4841. Thursday, Oct. 25 State o f Our School s m eeting Marions United for Public Education will feature Theresa Boston-Ellis, the Executive Director of Business Services for Marion County Schools. She will discuss the districts budget and how it affects our schools and community. The meeting will be at the Freedom Library, 5870 S.W. 95th St. on Thursday, Oct. 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. The meeting is open to all concerned citizens. Air Force A ss ociation to m eet The Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association will hold its October meeting on Thursday, the 25th at 7 p.m. This change is for the October meeting only. The location is the Ocala Regional Airport Administration Building 750 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. For information call Mike Emig at 352-854-8328.Friday, Oct. 26 Ha w thorne Village f all f e s tival The annual fall festival at Hawthorne Village will be held Friday, Oct. 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the facility, 4100 S.W. 33rd Ave., Ocala, at the corner of Southwest 42nd Street, the newly widened road leading to the new bridge on the east side of the Interstate. Candy donations will be greatly appreciated. The festival will feature face painting, haunted hallway, karaoke, pictures in the pumpkin patch, pumpkin contest, candy piatas, huge indoor rummage sale and safe trick or treat for children in costume. Hawthorne can be reached at 352-237-7776 or you can visit www.hawthornevillageofocala.com.High T w elve Club to m eet The Greater Ocala High Twelve Club 665 will hold its monthly meeting on Friday, Oct. 26 at 11 a.m. at the Elks Club, 702 N.E. 25th Ave., Ocala. Celebrate the fall season and the harvest moon with Sue Koppler and Mary Mahoney with Bob Cubbage on piano. Sue and Mary will sing songs from popular plays and movies, and songs of the fall season. As usual, we will have one of the great buffet lunches the Elks Club is noted for. Bring a friend. The cost is only $12 a person. All Master Masons and guests are invited to attend. Reservations are required. Call Bob Brady at 352-8549612 for reservations or further information.Elvi s return s to We s t Marion Moo s e Kenn E Grube brings his Elvis Impersonation Show to the Moose Lodge on 26th along with the duck tails, Elvis outfits, great voice and music. Blue Suede Shoes are in style for this great show starting at 6 p.m. Dinner is included starting a 5 p.m. The last show was sold out. Advance tickets available at the Moose Lodge 352-854-2200. Saturday, Oct. 27 T w o -d ay Ocala Art s Fe s tival Art lovers and collectors will fill the McPherson Governmental Complex on 25th Avenue during the 46th annual Ocala Arts Festival on Oct. 27 and 28. Show hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. The Festival, produced by FAFO (Fine Arts For Ocala) hosts a juried fine arts show with artists and craftsmen from all over the United States. Enjoy a beautiful fall weekend of art and free entertainment for the entire family. The festival also includes free admission, free parking, free childrens art projects, and live entertainment. For more information visit our website www.fafo.org.A f rican Violet Club to m eet The African Violet Club of Ocala will meet on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 10:30 a.m. at the Marion County Sheriffs Office (Brian Litz Sheriffs Substation), 9048 S.W. Highway 200, Ocala. The program topic for October is Cultivating and Caring for African Violet Trailers. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, go to the web site at http://www.africanvioletclubofocala.org/ or contact club president, Laura Perdomo at thepeacockcottage@gmail.com. Sunday, Oct. 28 Harve s t Fe s t Smore About Jesus; fun for the whole family, fourth annual Harvest Fest: Games, Bible stories, hot dogs and chips, candy, costume judging and Child Identification Protection from the Marion County Sheriffs Office, all at this free event, from 5 to 7 p.m. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala. Call 352-861-6182 or www.ccomc.org.Fe s tival at Re f lection s Church Looking for something out of the ordinary to do with the family this fall? If the answer is yes, Reflections Church has a great idea for you. On Sunday, Oct. 28, from 5 to 7 p.m., there will be fun events happening at the Citrus Springs Middle School. There will be games, inflatables, crafts, concessions and our first ever candy train. Why go trunk to trunk to get treats when you can climb aboard the Candy Train and arrive where the treats are waiting for you? As usual, costumes are always welcome, but not necessary.Tuesday, Oct. 30 Brea s t cancer s urvivor s to m eet The Breast Cancer SOS (Sisterhood of Survivors) Support Group meets the last Tuesday of each month at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St., Room 104 at 1 p.m. The meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 30, will be another visit from Dr. Jamie Daniel to talk for Breast Cancer Month. Dr. Daniel always has so much information to offer. Her book she is writing will not be ready for the meeting but perhaps at the meeting she can say when it will be available. If you have any questions, contact Gail Tirpak at 352291-6904. More on Page 6 000CX3A 873-6100 Royal Palms Plaza 854-8787 Oak Run REAL ESTATE CORP The Star Realtors o f Marion County NEW LISTING IN OAK RUN Pat Stimmel 895-5160 Jerry Brooks 274-0930 Specializing in retirement communities for the Young At Heart! 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Friday, October 19, 2012 ~ 27 www.smcitizen.com 6 ~ Friday, October 19, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Tuesday, Oct. 30 Hobby auction set at Ramada The Ocala Coin Club will host a hobby auction on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at 6:30 p.m. at the Ramada Convention Center, Interstate 75 and U.S. Highway 27. Baseball cards, coins, currency, precious metals, stamps, tea set, knives, dolls, Hummels, Rockwell, Kinkade, plants, jewerly, dolls, badges, copper, Franklin Mint items, watches and some neat stuff will be available for you to take home. Doors open at 6 p.m. for auction review. Free admission, free parking. This auction is open to the public but you must be a member of the Ocala Coin Club in order to sell items in the auction. This is cash only auction. No buyers or sellers fee. For more information contact Rich Selvar, 352-7485225. Wednesday, Oct. 31 Sheriffs Office Halloween partyThe Southwest District Sheriffs Office will hold a Halloween party on Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the office, 9048 S.W. State Road 200. There will be the usual food fare and various activities, plus visits from special Sheriffs Office personnel. Those who wish may contribute wrapped individual candy by bringing it to the office between now and the party.Trunk or Treat at Our RedeemerOur Redeemer is inviting you to be part of our annual Trunk or Treat event on Wednesday, Oct. 31, starting at 6 p.m. Pizza, cider and cookies will be served in the Fellowship Center that night along with games. The movie Its The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown will be playing on our large screen for any children (or grownups) who wish to see it! The church is at 5200 S.W. State Road 200. Friday, Nov. 2 Two-day quilt show scheduledThe Art of Quilting Along a Country RoadQuilt Show 2012, sponsored by the Country Road Quilters, will take place on Nov. 2 and Nov. 3 at the College of Central Florida, Ewers Century Center, in Ocala from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Admission is $7 per person. There will be a judged quilt show, beautiful quilts, art quilts, Home of the Brave quilts, a silent auction, vendors, boutique, demonstrations, raffle baskets, a quilt appraiser and a vendor to sharpen scissors and knives. For information contact Fred Jones at 352-438-0055.Saturday, Nov. 3 Queen of Peace arts and crafts showQueen of Peace will hold its annual arts and crafts show on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Parish Hall. The event is sponsored by the Council of Catholic Women and will consist of mixed media. Forty plus vendors will provide a variety of products. Many are new to the show this year. This would be a great time to get some of those Christmas gifts on you list. Lunch will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission is free. Queen of Peace Church is at 6455 S.W. State Road 200.Historical Novel group to hold sale The Florida Chapter of the Historical Novel Society will have two tables of resale items at the Beverly Hills Recreation Association flea market on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 8 a.m. to noon. The Recreation Association building is located at One Civic Circle in Beverly Hills at the end of West Lake Beverly Drive off Forest Ridge Boulevard. All proceeds go to support the mission of FCHNS, to promote historical fiction through education and networking opportunities for writers, readers, librarians, editors, agents and publishers. FCHNS holds meetings on the first Saturday of every month from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Community Room of the Central Ridge Library, 425 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Beverly Hills. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, call Marian Fox at 352-726-0162.Main library to hold book saleThe Friends of the Ocala Library will hold their quarterly book sale on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Rooms B and C at the main library on Silver Springs Boulevard. Hardcover books cost 50 cents and paperback 25 cents. For more information, call 368-4591, or go to friendsoftheocalalibrary.org for event or membership details.Fall festival at Ocala West NazareneOcala West Church of the Nazarene presents a fall festival on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 2 to 5 p.m. There will be free food, carnival-style games and good fellowship. The church is at 5884 S.W. 60th Ave. For information, call 352-861-0755. ome! Two-day Rose Show plannedBeautiful roses will abound at the Marion County Rose Societys 17th annual Rose Show and Festival to be celebrated on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 3 and 4, at the Marion County Agricultural Center, 2232 N.E. Jacksonville Road (CR200A), Ocala. This fun-filled event features free admission and is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy prize-winning roses and even display your own blooms! This event will be the first of its kind in the South. Winners of the most beautiful blooms and bouquets, and the most creative and most fragrant rose displays will be decided entirely by the general public. All attendees are invited to enter roses from their private gardens for a chance to win part of $400 in cash prizes. Numerous door prizes will be drawn, and hundreds of roses and other rose-related items will be available for purchase. All attendees who join the Marion County Rose Society at this event will receive a free welcome package and rose bush. Consulting Rosarians will be available both days to answer rose growing questions. Featured guest speaker, Carolyn Parker, well-known California writer, photographer, and garden designer, will be making presentations both days. There will be a question and answer session as well as a book signing opportunity after her Saturday presentation. By advance reservation, there will be a luncheon to meet the author before her presentation on Sunday. Delicious food will be offered on site by Talarigos Paradise Grill on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Everyone is invited to join in two days of family fun and fragrance. For complete details, visit www.marioncountyroses.org, or call President Chris McMillan at 352341-0564. Best of the Best four years in a row HOURS: Mon. 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Friday, October 19, 2012 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 26 ~ Friday, October 19, 2012 www.smcitizen.com the Citizen Maintain the health of your business Advertise in Saturday, Nov. 3 Dining in the Dark The Florida Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired will be holding 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., Ocala. Tickets are $45 individual and $80 couple. Event includes silent auction, raffle and dinner. Special guest speaker will be Miss Conner Boss, Florida USA contestant who has been legally blind since age 8. For tickets call 352-873-4700 or email admin@flblind.org. Florida Center for the Blind provides classes and instruction at absolutely no charge to teenagers, adults and seniors who are severely visually impaired. Women of the Moose yard saleThe WOTM, (Women Of The Moose) will be having a yard sale on Saturday, Nov. 3 starting at 8 a.m. at the Moose Lodge. Anyone may rent a table /space for $10 (1st come, 1st served). Moose members are asked to donate items to sell. Also hot dogs, hamburgers on the grill will be sold as well as wonderful baked goods. To rent a table /space, donate items or for information call 352-861-2981. Ocala Palms Arts and Crafts FairJoin us at Ocala Palms (located on U.S. Highway 27, one mile west of Interstate 75) on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a delightful day of shopping from a variety of talented crafters and artists. A hot dog lunch will be available for purchase from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; plus, enjoy yummy sweet treats at our morning bake sale. Sunday, Nov. 4 German American Club picnic The German American Club of Marion County will host a picnic on Sunday, Nov. 4, at noon, in Coehadjoe Park. German American food will be prepared by club members and served buffet style. Please bring a dish to share and your own snacks. Music will be provided by Bavarian Oskar. On the day of the picnic, ticket prices will be $7 per member or $10 per non-member. Contact Joe or Liz Dickmann at 352-732-6386 for tickets. Concert at St. Jude We are pleased to have with us once again for our fall benefit concert, Broadway and More Maestro Bill Doherty and members of the Central Florida Lyric Opera. These fine artists have just returned from performances in Italy and prior to our concert will be touring in Osaka and Kyoto in Japan. They are also scheduled for the Lincoln Center in New York. Our Concert will be on Sunday, Nov. 4, at 5 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased at the church office. St. Jude is at 443 Marion Oaks Drive in Marion Oaks. Saturday, Nov. 10 SummerGlen to hold craft fairSummerGlen will conduct its annual holiday and craft fair on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the SummerGlen Grand Hall, 1450 S.W. 154th St. There will be assorted crafts, including handcrafted baskets, gourmet goodies, handcrafted jewelry as well as boutique items. There will be lots of door prizes and much more. Take Exit 341 (County Road 484) off the Interstate, go east toward Dunnellon to Southwest 20th Avenue Road, and follow signs to SummerGlen. Sunday, Nov. 11 Concert at CountrysideThe next Sunday Afternoon Arts at Countryside Presbyterian Churchwill take place on Sunday, Nov. 11 at 3 p.m. in the Sanctuary of Countryside at 7768 S.W. Highway 200, Ocala. Roberta Swedien, classical pianist, will play From Russia with Love, Sergei Rachmaninoff the Preludes. Roberta Swedien has performed on four continents for over four decades in solo, chamber and orchestral concerts, television and radio. Her repertoire ranges from Bach to Elliott Carter. Her training was at the Chicago Conservatory College, Sherwood Music School, Northwestern University and the University of Iowa. In addition to her classical work, she did the sound design for Michael Jacksons HIStory album for which she received a Platinum record. Roberta now resides in Gainesville, after fifteen years abroad, where she teaches piano, voice, theory and composition as well as performing in solo and ensemble programs. The public is invited and admission is free but donations will be appreciated. For further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633. Saturday, Nov. 17 Walk of RemembranceA Walk of Remembrance memorial event will take place on Saturday, Nov. 17 in the serene beauty of Sholom Park at 6840 S.W. 80th Ave. in Ocala. The walk serves as an opportunity to remember a loved one and find comfort in friendship, strength in shared experiences, and hope for healing and happiness. Walkers will enjoy a tranquil stroll through the Labyrinth, partake in the uplifting power of music, and reflect on their experiences privately or with others. Registration opens at 9 a.m. with the first walk beginning at 9:15 a.m.; subsequent walks will leave at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. The program will conclude at noon. The cost is a minimum donation of $10. The donation includes light refreshments and a small gift. Participants may choose to walk the entire morning or select a time slot. Feel free to come and go as you please and enjoy the parks amenities. Please note the parks no pets policy. Hospice of Marion County provides a full spectrum of physical, emotional, psychological, social and spiritual support for patients with advancing illness and their families. Proceeds from the event will continue to support bereaved families and individuals through the Center for Hope and Healing at Hospice of Marion County. For more information call 352-854-5218 or register online www.hospiceofmarion.com/news.html.SummerGlen Country Club garage saleThe SummerGlen community at 1450 S.W. 154th Street Road, Ocala, will host its 6th annual community garage sale with an estimated 150+ households participating on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event is one of the largest garage sales in Southwest Ocala and well worth visiting for bargains galore. You dont want to miss it. From I-75, take exit 341 to CR484 west, turn left at the SummerGlen sign with the fountain, then follow road to the gate. Gatekeeper will hand out map of locations and look for the bright green signs posted on garages. Sunday, Nov. 25 Watch and clock extravaganzaChapter 156 of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors meets every fourth Sunday at 8 a.m. at VFW Post 4781, 9401 S.W. 110th St., Ocala. 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Friday, October 19, 2012 ~ 25 www.smcitizen.com L ies, smears, and gaffes have been regular offerings of presidential candidates and political parties since the election of 1800. Thomas Jefferson called John Adams a fool, a hypocrite, a criminal, and a tyrant who was intent on going to war with France. Adams responded by calling Jefferson mean-spirited, a low-life, son of a half-breed Indian squaw and a half-black father. After each had served as president, Adams and Jefferson became friends who corresponded regularly. They died on the same patriotic day July 4, 1826. Presidential candidates Obama and Romney, their campaign staffs, and political action committees have composed enough lies and half-truths to keep fib chasers and fact checkers busy debunking canards and character smears right up to Election Day. In addition to smears and slanders, the candidates have suffered occasional foot-in-mouth blunders. Challenger Romney has been the undisputed winner for the greatest number of brain cramp blunders, tongue twists, and embarrassments. Notwithstanding President Obamas second place finish in the most-blunders category, he deserves first prize for the most revealing gaffe of the campaign: If youve got a business, you didnt build that. Somebody else made that happen. We could accept the presidents claim of good intentions, if he had expressed his prize blunder only once. He liked his business blooper so much that he used it when fishing for encore applauses at subsequent campaign stops. Mr. Obamas supporters insist he was just saying that government makes business success possible by funding education, infrastructure, and research. It didnt sound that way when he added a Siamese clarification: Government creates this unbelievable American system that we have. To the contrary, for more than a hundred years since the beginning of the technological revolution, employers and employees have believed rightly that they financed and made our ever-growing government possible by taking risks, being productive, and paying taxes. Mr. Obama made clear his view of the relation of government to business in his second book, The Audacity of Hope. He said: I believe in free market, competition, and entrepreneurship. He added a reservation: I am angry about policies that consistently favor the wealthy and powerful over average Americans. I insist that government has an important role in opening up opportunity to all. As government has grown like a beanstalk, creation and expansion of businesses have too often had to be accomplished in spite of government obstacles. That may be news to the folks in the White House and Washington bureaucracies, who believe they are missionaries of assistance and cooperation: Hi! Im from the government and Im here to help. President Obama has a broad understanding of American private enterprise, but his life experience has been limited to education, community organizing, and politics. He didnt even have a paper route. To his credit, he has been candid in his admissions that he believes he knows what needs to be done, but he doesnt know how to do it. www.smcitizen.com 8 ~ Friday, October 19, 2012 T here are a lot of people who immediately think no when the prospect of a new tax appears on the ballot. They dont take the time to figure out how much, or how little, it would cost them, or how much the rejection of that tax could affect their lives. On Nov. 6, way down at the bottom of the ballot, under the amendments, theres a tax request from Munroe Regional Medical Center. Its relatively small, but could have a lasting effect on medical care in this community. Let me tell you, again, my story. First, my father. He was a pharmacist who first went to work in the late 1950s at a hospital in Englewood, N.J. I was too young to work by law, but I volunteered for the whole summer, helping him reorganize and categorize his pharmacy. Each bottle had a price written on it it was in code, taking a 10-letter word and translating it into numbers. I also ran deliveries of items throughout the hospital it was there that I first learned the words dextrose and saline but I couldnt deliver medicine, someone had to sign out for that. By the way, theres nothing more disconcerting for a teenager than to start to get on an elevator and be told to wait for the next one, because they were taking a body to the morgue in the basement. That experience got me familiar with hospitals. I eventually went into the newspaper field, and dad moved to Atlanta to work at West Paces Ferry Hospital. From there, he transferred to HCA Marion Community Hospital (now ORMC), but only stayed there a short while. He left HCA and went across the street to Munroe, and stayed there until he retired. Thats how I got familiar with Munroe, even though at the time I didnt live here. Several years ago I walked into a clinic in northeast Ocala. I was having a little trouble breathing, and I honestly thought I might have a touch of pneumonia. But they took one look at me and called for an ambulance, and I was whisked to Munroes emergency room, where I was diagnosed with a-fib in my heart. I stayed at Munroe for a week, and when I walked out (actually they wheel you out), I felt 100 percent better. To this day I am convinced that my cardiologist, Dr. Ali Nasser, and Munroe Regional saved my life. Thats why Im voting in favor of the hospital tax. You can throw all the facts and figures at me, from both sides, that you want. Some of those arguments are strong from both sides, and some of the anti-tax sentiments are covered elsewhere in this edition today. But for me the decision is simple. Because of Munroe I am here today, and I want things to stay just the way they are. Sometimes, dollars and cents arent vital. Sometimes, life and death are more important. So for those of you who are campaigning against the tax so you can save a few bucks, well, I hope youre never one of those being wheeled into the emergency room. But if you are, I hope that people dont look back on this election and say, you know, in the old days, we could have saved him. Munroe, as it is, saved me. And for me, thats all that matters. Jim Clark is the editor of the South Marion Citizen. He can be reached at 352-854-3986 or at editor@smcitizen.com PUBLISHER : GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Citizen The opinions expressed in South Marion Citizen editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns. Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 854-3986. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via e-mail. Names and communities will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Not all contributions are printed. Letters longer than 550 words may be regarded as columns and printed on a space-available basis, and writers will be limited to one contribution per week. The deadline is one week prior to each Fridays issue. Send letters to: The South Marion Citizen Editor, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@smcitizen.com. W ere finallly coming to the light at the end of the amendment tunnel only one more week after this. Today we start with Amendment 8, which has the imposing title Religious Freedom. Sounds great, doesnt it. One of the descriptions says it deletes the current provision in the state Constitution that prohibits taxpayer funding of religious institutions would allow state to use state monies to fund religious institutions and schools. One of the things that people think this would do, at first blush, is clear the way for a voucher program which has been rejected by the courts in the past. Not so fast. The court negated the voucher program because it violated the provision for the state to maintain uniform public schools. So this amendment wouldnt do away with that at all. It would, however, remove the no aid provision, which could lead to attempts to get vouchers back in the future. As we said for another amendment last week, if you want to send a message and are so inclined, feel free to vote yes. But you may end up paying extra taxes to fight the litigation that is sure to follow if there is an attempt to reinstate vouchers. Amendment 9 is a feel-good amendment that could cost the government some money, but we doubt if it would be that much. The amendment provides a homestead exemption for the surviving spouse of military veterans or first responders who died in the line of duty from service-related injuries. It says that the deceased must have been a permanent resident of Florida as of Jan. 1 of the year in which they died. It seems to us that the cost of this amendment would be negligible for local governments. While we feel that losing one military veteran or first responder is one too many, in the total scheme of things there just arent that many as to make this a financial burden. So for the first time in all our assessments, were going to say that this amendment should be passed. Next week, two more tax exemptions and a final amendment about appointing students to the board of governors of the state university system. Well give you a little hint on the latter who cares? S UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Religious freedom and widow exemption An election message worth repeating Jim Flynn Columnist LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Experience means been there, done that Jim Clark Editor READER OPINIONS INVITED Note about lettersLetters to the editor that feature insulting remarks with words such as stupid, ignorant, dumb and racist are being automatically discarded. Also, no political letters will be published after Oct. 26. Looking at Executive OrdersIt is a shame that the only ads Obama can run are promoting class warfare, primarily because he cant run on his record. He wants to shift emphasis to fear of the unknown from the facts that would in themselves prevent his reelection. However there is a real danger that hardly anyone is talking about, one that could destroy individual freedom and our American way of life. Its time to talk about his executive orders. Our Constitution dictates separation of powers through our three branches of government and they provide the tripod needed to insure we maintain our republic form of government, by and for the people. They provide the checks and balances needed to preserve our representative way of governing. Nowhere in the Constitution does it authorize the president to issue Executive Orders, and there were none issued until the following: There were 3 issued by Teddy Roosevelt then FDR, who issued 11 in 16 years; then Clinton, who issued 15 in 8 years; then Bush, who issued 62 in 8 years. There were only 30 issued in total by all of the other previous presidents. I wonder how many of our citizens are aware that Obama has issued 923 executive orders in just 3 years. Republican Democrat or Independent, why wouldnt we question the motives of this action? Why the need to PLEASESEELETTERS PAGE9 The nations most comprehensive sexual abuse reporting law took effect in Florida on Oct. 1, as the state embarks on a statewide kindergarten-based education program to help young children avoid the traps predators set. The law clarifies that all people have an obligation to report suspected sexual abuse of children, regardless of whether the suspected abuser is a parent, neighbor, friend or stranger. Previously, the states abuse hotline only took reports about sexual abuse by a childs caregivers. The law, HB 1355, Protection of Vulnerable Persons, also imposes a fine of up to $1 million on any public or private college or university whose administration or law enforcement agency willfully and knowingly fails to report child abuse that occurs on its campus, in any of its facilities, or at/during college or universitysponsored events and functions. The law is intended to prevent the kind of institutional cover up that allowed the sexual abuse of children to persist for so long in several of the highly publicized national cases. We all knew it was our moral obligation to report child abuse, abuse survivor and advocate Lauren Book said. Now, the Florida Legislature has made it clear that reporting abuse is also a legal obligation with serious penalties. The law takes effect as Florida launches a comprehensive, statewide sexual abuse prevention curriculum in all kindergarten classes throughout the state to educate Floridas youngest students about how to protect themselves from abuse. Called Safer, Smarter Kids, the curriculum was developed by Lauren Books Laurens Kids foundation at the direction of the 2011 Florida Legislature. The bill also: Requires the Florida Child Abuse Hotline to accept child abuse reports even if the suspected abuser is not a direct caregiver. 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Friday, October 19, 2012 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 24 ~ Friday, October 19, 2012 www.smcitizen.com give the government, primarily the Executive Branch, so much power? Would it be that these are done to give the Executive Branch powers to such a degree that he doesnt need the Congress, taking control away from the House and Senate? They definitely take away power and freedom from we the people! Judge some of them for yourself! #10990, Allows Government to take over all modes of transportation and control of highways and seaports; #10995, Allows Government to seize and control the communication media; #10997, Allows Government to take over all electrical power, gas, petroleum, fuels and minerals; #10998, Allows Government to take over all food resources and farms; #11000, Allows Government to mobilize civilians into work brigades under Governmentsupervision; #11001, Allows Government to take over all health, education and welfare functions; #11002, Allows Government to designate the registration of all persons, with the Postmaster General operating a national registration; #11003, Allows Government takeover of all airports and aircraft, including commercial aircraft; #11004, allows the housing and finance authority to relocate communities, build new housing with public funds, designate areas to be abandoned and establish new locations for populations; #11005, Allow Government to take over railroads, inland waterways and public facilities. These are just a few of the 923 orders, but they speak loudly of the total disregard Obama has for our individual freedom, our right to make our own choices. They do support his idea of remaking us into a one world government and economy, losing our standing as being the greatest nation on the planet. This does sound a lot like our neighbors to the south, Cuba and Venezuela. If you share his vision for America this wont bother you, and you will vote for him. I dont believe many Americans want the government to have this much control over our individual lives. If you do, please just move to another country and stop trying to destroy ours. Wayne Rackley Ocala MotivationThis election in November will be decided by those who are motivated to vote. Watching the news on TV and reading the newspapers, voters are now being told this election is a toss up with the advantage going to Gov. Romney. Leading in the polls does not win an election. It is possible that the president has seen the news and finally realizes that he doesnt own the White House and is in the fight of his political life to keep his job as president. Just four short years ago we were on the edge of another depression when our economy was in a free fall with no light at the end of the tunnel. The job situation has been turned around to the point where many of the jobs that were lost between 2008 thru 2010 have been brought back and many people are working again. You cannot discount the mood of the country being impacted by the number of unemployed and underemployed which has devastated many families. We simply cannot go back to the economic policies of the past where the Republicans believe that cutting taxes and having a smaller income produces more money for our economy and more jobs for our workers. We in Florida were told in our last state election that if you elect me I will create 700,000 new jobs. One of the first official duties of this new governor was to turn down 2 billion dollars of job stimulus money from the federal government because it was not his idea. This money was then sent to other states who created thousands of jobs for their economy while Florida was left struggling and wondering why not us. The best way to be motivated is to understand what is happening to our country and get involved. Do not let political lies determine your future. Jerry Segovis Ocala It just isnt fair! Some people are simply handed entitlements such as Food Stamps, welfare and Medicaid even though they are not entitled to them. The number of people in these programs has increased since 2008. For example, 31 million people were on Food Stamps in 2008, 46 million people now. This occurs because our government mismanages the entitlement process. The problem is made worse when President Obamas nanny-state like, spendtax-borrow agenda is thrust on us. Other people have worked hard for their so-called entitlements such as Social Security and Medicare which are not really entitlements since we paid for them. The Social Security benefits and any pensions we receive are taxed more to help pay for those not entitled to receive entitlements. Once again the middle class must make sacrifices so that undeserving people get their freebies. This nanny-state philosophy is destroying America, and simply isnt fair to the citizens who make these sacrifices. LETTERSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 PLEASESEELETTERS PAGE10 funds for any past taxes paid. The state estimates that this amendment, if passed, would reduce local school and government tax revenues by about $600,000 statewide in the first year it is in effect. The measure won unanimous approval in the House and Senate. There is no organized opposition. Like all amendments, passage requires the approval of 60 percent or more of the voters. If approved, the measure becomes effective Jan. 1, 2013. HistoryState law has granted this property tax exemption to eligible military spouses since 1997. However, the exemption was never enshrined in the state Constitution. If passed, this proposed amendment enshrines that exemption in the state Constitution. Over a two-year span in 2010 and 2011, two dozen Florida law enforcement officers were killed in the line of duty. This amendment is meant to recognize the sacrifice of first responders by extending the same tax relief to their surviving spouses that is currently offered to the surviving spouses of military veterans who died while on active duty. A joint resolution authorizing the Legislature to grant a total or partial exemption to the surviving spouses passed in February 2012. A subsequent bill passed by the Legislature requires the full exemption be granted, which is what eligible spouses will receive if Amendment 9 passes. In The Line of DutyFor the spouse of a first responder to be eligible, the first responder must have died while in the line of duty, which is defined under this proposed Amendment as: While engaging in law enforcement; While performing an activity relating to fire suppression and prevention; While responding to a hazardous material emergency; While performing rescue activity; While providing emergency medical services; While performing disaster relief activity; While otherwise engaging in emergency response activity; While engaging in a training exercise related to any of the above events or activities if the training has been authorized by the employer. Under the proposed amendment, a heart attack or stroke that causes death or causes an injury resulting in death must occur within 24 hours after an event or activity and must be directly and proximately caused by the event or activity in order to be considered as having occurred in the line of duty. The bill requires surviving spouses to obtain a letter from the state or appropriate government entity certifying the death occurred while in the line of duty.PortabilityThe exemption applies for as long as the spouse holds the title to the homestead, is a permanent resident of the homestead, and does not remarry. If the property is sold, the surviving spouse can transfer the exemption to a new primary residence.Economic Impact Without knowing how many surviving spouses may be eligible in any given year, it is difficult to calculate the economic impact on property tax revenues with certainty. However, the state Revenue Estimating Conference estimates that this amendment, if passed, would reduce local school and government tax revenues by about $600,000 statewide in the first year it is in effect. AMENDMENT 9 CONTINUED FROM PAGE 21 Get into the holiday spirit a little early with Ralphie and his gang as A Christmas Story jumps from your television screen to the stage! TBS may show a 24-hour marathon of the beloved movie every year, but Ocala Civic Theatres production will be live on stage for four weeks, from November 1-25. Straight from Cleveland Street in smalltown 1938 Indiana, this is Philip Grecians faithful adaptation of the film, now a modern classic. It's all here: the triple-dog dare and the frozen lamp-post, the Little Orphan Annie decoder pen and the Lifebuoy soap, the blue bowling ball and the pink bunny suit, the Bumpus hound dogs and the Christmas turkey. Above all, this is the story of 10-year-old Ralphie Parker (played by Jonathan Leppert), the wildly imaginative, pint-sized hero of this warmly nostalgic comedy, whose driving ambition in life is to attain a Red Ryder BB gun. The show is narrated by the grown-up Ralph (Patrick Stanley), serving the same role as Jean Shepherds voiceover played in the movie as he reminisces about his childhood. A Christmas Story runs Nov. 1 through Nov. 25. 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Obama claims he will strengthen the middle class and not raise our taxes. But, we are already being taxed and he pretends that we are not to provide funding for those receiving unentitled entitlements. Similarly when the well runs dry and America cant borrow anymore money; when the wealthy have been taxed to the max whenever Obama gives a new freebie to someone, the middle-class will be required to pony-up ... once again. It simply isnt fair. We absolutely cannot re-lect the current administration. Joe OHara Ocala Some facts about MRMC For almost 3 years I have attended Munroe Regional Medical Center meetings and studied audit reports, financial statements, consultant reports, ratings agency reports, etc. in order to be able to make an informed decision about whether or not to support a tax for the hospital. I will not support the referendum on the Nov. 6 ballot for reasons noted below. First, the proposed property tax addresses the result of the problem, not the problem. The problem is simply that the revenue of a stand-alone hospital can no longer carry the overhead. MRMCs board of trustees has been told that by at least three different consultants but the decision was made more than six years ago to reject the idea of merging with another organization to share that overhead burden. It was assumed that tax support would be obtained. At a board meeting in early 2011 one of the dominant trustees complained to Commissioner Stan McClain, If the County Commission had sold it right, we would already have tax support. He did not say why he felt it was the County Commissions responsibility to sell tax support. Second, the one mill property tax that has been proposed will not solve MRMCs financial problems. This has been discussed and acknowledged openly in recent board meetings where it was referred to as a Band-aid. But, as one trustee stated, It will buy us 2-3 years in which we can hope for a miracle that will allow us to retain control of the hospital. Third, approving the proposed tax will be opening Pandoras Box as tax support for MRMC will never end and it wont remain at one mill. As stated above, the current proposed tax will not solve MRMCs income problem. MRMC would need tax support of at least 2-3 mills to break even and cover routine capital cost. Fourth, collection of a sales tax for the support of indigent care is the fairest method. Under the current law, an indigent care sales tax would bring in about $14 million per year. However, contrary to the propaganda that implies that MRMC is the only indigent care provider in Marion County, they are not and the tax revenue would have to be shared with the other indigent care providers. By MRMCs own estimate they would only receive about 40 percent or $5.8 million of the revenue. From experience I know that it is important to develop a sense of urgency when trying to turn around a financially distressed business. There doesnt seem to be any sense of urgency at MRMC. It is equally important to impose strict cash management procedures. Logic dictates that all proposed expenditures should be reviewed to determine whether they are essential or optional and the optional expenditures should be rejected until the financial situation is stabilized. MRMC continues to make non-essential expenditures. For example, the board of directors recently approved spending $85-100,000 to hire an accounting firm to prepare a 5-year plan. In my experience, this was always the job of the senior financial staff. Apparently MRMCs Chief Financial Officer who is paid $360,000 per year plus bonus ($93,000 in 2010) and his staff are incapable of handling this. There are many more examples. Another item that should be questioned is the $85 million of bad debt expense for fiscal year 2012. Their bad debt expense is normally dismissed as Charity Care and is given as the explanation for their losses. Only about $30 million of this write-off is actually classified as Charity Care. Explain the remaining $55 million. No one likes change, especially when your ego is tied so closely to the status quo, but MRMC is unsustainable in the current business model. We have other good nontax options available (I was particularly impressed with the Duke/Lifepoint proposal.) but those will die with the passage of this tax referendum. Now we must decide whether we are going to accept financial reality and join with a hospital group or agree to pay unlimited taxes to maintain the status quo. Carl Crabtree Ocala Friday, October 19, 2012 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com 10 ~ Friday, October 19, 2012 www.smcitizen.com LETTERSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 9 GUEST COMMENTARY BY JOSEPH HANRATTY The last item on the ballot for the Nov. 6 election is the property tax increasing bond issue for Munroe. You may have received a political ad asking you to vote yes for bonds. Here are eight things they are not telling you: 1. Three hospital systems have made comprehensive proposals to operate the hospital without increasing your taxes while paying off 100 million dollars in existing bonds. 2. All three hospital systems have agreed to provide the same level of indigent care that Munroe currently provides. In fact all three currently provide greater indigent care than Munroe provides. 3. All three hospital systems have agreed to continue to provide OB services so that babies will continue to be born at Munroe throughout the term of the lease. 4. Two of the proposals agree to immediately invest $150 million dollars in the Master Facility Plan that the Directors and Trustees agree is necessary to ensure the future existence of the hospital. One group has agreed to a Master Facility Expansion plan, but has not committed to the $150 million for it. MRMC will not have the ability to do a Master Facility Expansion plan even after taxing Marion County citizens 65 million dollars. 5. All three hospital systems are committed to quality health care. CHS has, on average, higher JAHCO ratings at its hospitals than does Munroe. Duke has the 8th ranked hospital in the nation. HMA is proposing an affiliation with Shands. 6. All three hospital systems have committed to pay from $150 million to 275 million in addition to the Master Facility Expansion Plan and annual capital improvement requirements. This would enable the trustees to invest millions of dollars annually into Heart of Florida to expand indigent healthcare to all of Marion County and not just provide indigent care at the emergency room. 7. The proposed bond will pay for 3 years of annual capital maintenance at Munroe while taxing the citizens for 5 or 6 years to pay for it. 8. This is not a sale of the hospital, but a lease. The Marion County Hospital District will still own the hospital. Despite all the fear tactics you may see in the political advertisements for bonds, they are not telling you the truth. While it is true MRMC has been a great tenant and MRMC has made the hospital a great hospital. However, as a single site hospital, MRMC is not equipped to be financially viable in todays evolving hosEight things hospital bond supporters wont say PLEASESEEHANRATTY PAGE11 years Biloxi get-a-away. From Dec. 23 through the 26th for only $149 you will receive four days and three nights in the fun town of Biloxi, Mississippi. In addition to the three nights accommodations; transportation via a Deluxe Motor Coach with professional escort and $25 in free slot play. You will also get $22 in food coupons. Theres more to this great offer too; a visit to two more casinos. The Hard Rock and the Palace will welcome guests with $15 free slot play to get players started on their winning streaks (hopefully). Dont miss this opportunity for a wonderful time. Join your friends and neighbors for excitement; entertainment; and adventure. Contact your travel director, Natalie at 352-854-4561 for reservations and details. Accordion ClubAll Cherrywood residents are welcome to come out and enjoy the music provided by our own Dick Richards and the Accordion Club. You dont need to play an instrument to appreciate the many talented artists that show up every month for this great evening of entertainment. No two of these monthly events are ever the same because each month different musicians with various instruments show up to play. Youll hear everything from accordions to trumpets; drums to saxophones; guitars to fiddles and everything in between. The musicians likewise have a wide range of skills from beginner to professionals. They bring varying degrees of talent and expertise to their craft but it is always pleasing to the ear. What this means for the audience is a wide array of musical styles and presentations. One thing is for sure among all this diversity; there is always something for everyones taste. If you love music and enjoy being a part of a friendly and loyal group of like minded people, then you should be at the clubhouse from 5:30 until 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 24. Hear the progress of students of all levels as well as the works of professional musicians as they play this free concert. Bring refreshments of your choosing and sit back in the comfort of the clubhouse for an evening of sheer listening pleasure. Spotlight On Excellence Each week we feature a person or persons who have a bright future; an interesting past or who have made a contribution to the quality of life in our community. Occasionally we vary from this format to bring you information of other things that are of interest to the community. This article is one of those exceptions as we present a relatively new concept to service in our community. I am speaking of Ritz House for Veterans in Ocala. Unless you are a member of the Veterans Club or similar organization, you probably arent aware of this facility located at 1205 E Silver Springs Blvd. The Ritz Hotel & Resort was at one time a prime destination for visitors to the Ocala area and it is listed as a Historic Site. Now it represents a partnership between the Veterans Administration of the federal government and the non-profit organization Volunteers of America. This partnership is designed to get homeless Veterans off of the streets. The Ritz House is a historic hotel that fell into disrepair. Thanks to the Volunteers of America with federal grants and much cooperation from local veterans and civic groups, the building has been converted and updated into housing for these distressed individuals. To qualify for admittance, the VA conducts an investigation into each individual to verify that they are in fact eligible for this program. Once this is completed, the Veterans Administration provides a referral to the Ritz House. The program is open to both men and women and has a capacity of fifty residents. Once a person has been referred, they are interviewed by the staff members who explain the rules by which residents must abide. Just a few of these include no drugs or alcohol; that they maintain their individual living quarters and that they attend programs that are offered. On October 4th President of the Cherrywood Veterans Club Bill Mahar along with Rich Hurley, Marty Duesel and this reporter attended a community meeting at Ritz House. The meeting was called to thank those groups and organizations that have assisted Ritz House in all its stages, from planning to grand opening. Over twenty organizations were represented by the more than one hundred guests in attendance. The ceremony was quite impressive as members of Post 284 of the American Legion raised the American flag. This was the same flag that had flown over the U.S. Capitol Building. Program Director for Volunteers of America Wendy welcomed everyone and then turned the microphone over to Rob Thomas who is the administrator of Ritz House. We could tell he was speaking from his heart when he talked about walking veterans into their rooms for the first time. He said that some of them begin to weep in gratitude with one saying, This is the nicest place Ive ever had. Rob admitted that he gets a lump in his throat when he witnesses that. John Kay, a resident, spoke next. He related how he at one time had it all. Through a series of bad decisions and addictions, he had lost his family; his job; his self respect. Now I have hope and determination he stated. Thanks to Ritz house and treatment Im on my way to success. Another resident who was identified only by the name John E spoke to the group thanking everyone for their help. His message was totally summed up when he said, You all matter. The gratitude in his voice and his face spoke volumes as to what he was feeling. Residents can stay at Ritz house for up to two years. They are assisted with addiction programs; psychological support; homelessness; and provided help in finding work. This transition period helps these veterans work through their various concerns and problems giving them hope and support. According to Rob Thomas they, they Veterans, have begun helping each other through sharing their experiences; their concerns and their dreams. When people work together it seems, progress can be made in many different ways. Another help that the Veterans receive comes from an unexpected source. Resident Manager Al Morrison has a little Yorkie by the name of Ruby. Ruby has the run of the place and intermingled with guests in the pavilion prior to and during the program. It is amazing what a little dog can do. Ruby is personable and independent. Shell greet everyone and then move along to her next project whether that be a person; a drink of water or just a little nap in the shade. The residents love her and she in turn loves them. She isnt very well paid and has no college degree but this reporter thinks shes one of the best therapists on the property. When the Cherrywood Veterans Club contingent left the presentation, we were all duly impressed by the work of the professionals and the progress of the veterans. We were also very proud of the work we had done in adopting a room which we had fixed up and made livable a few months earlier. There is still much need at Ritz House. They have mutual kitchen areas to cook their meals but because so many of these people have little or no income, food is always needed. Refrigerators are also needed along with single beds and frames; dressers and cleaning supplies. Because of the generosity of our Cherrywood residents and the diligence of our Veterans Club, we hope to be able to continue to assist these brave men and women as they turn their lives around. On Oct. 11, the Veterans Club held its food drive. Because of you, the residents of Cherrywood, we delivered more than two truck loads of groceries and cleaning supplies to the veterans at Ritz House. They were extremely grateful for the help and we in turn were extremely grateful to be able to offer them this assistance. We congratulate the Volunteers of America and our fellow community and veterans organizations on the success of Ritz Veterans House. We will, with the support of our community, proudly continue to support this worthy and worth while project. From Your ReporterA humorous note concerning the food drive occurred when one of the residents put a bag of garbage at the curb. Apparently he or she looked out, saw the bags that their neighbors had left by their mail boxes and thought it was trash day. All of us got a laugh from that. Some times we all have senior moments, it seems. If you have any comments or suggestions for this column I encourage you to email me at urperssec@yahoo.com and let me know. 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Friday, October 19, 2012 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 22 ~ Friday, October 19, 2012 www.smcitizen.com pital environment. Munroe is so great today because of MRMCs hard work. Because of that hard work, we are fortunate as a community to have some of the largest and best recognized names in the health care industry interested in leasing our hospital and becoming part of our community. We do not have to tax our citizens in order to have great quality health care for all our citizens. The opportunity we have today should not be put off to see if MRMC is able to be financially viable three years from now when the revenue from the bonds is exhausted while the citizens still have two to three years of taxes to pay for health care. We can have a financially viable hospital today and we dont have to tax the citizens $65 million dollars on the chance that MRMC will still not be financially viable three years from now. Vote NO for bonds for Munroe. HANRATTYCONTINUED FROM PAGE 10 I am the kind of person who likes to do business with cash on the barrelhead. I do not like credit because it has a way of biting you in the end. When you have a credit card, there are fees to beat the band. I do have a credit card but I have it hidden so well that I have not been able to find it for seven weeks. I just do not like using it. The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage always warns me about the possibility that someone can steal my credit card. Ha ha, I say in defiance to her warning. I am never worried about that. If anybody can get money out of my account with my credit card, I would like to work with them and go 50-50 on it. Every time I need money, my credit card is empty. I think there is a conspiracy in this whole thing. Nothing is more embarrassing than going to a checkout counter to pay for goods that I intend to purchase and my credit card is denied. The reason I was using the credit card at the time was I did not have any cash in my pocket. Now, I have no cash in my pocket and my credit card is just grinning at me refusing to cough up the money needed for purchasing these goods. I hate my credit card. And it is reciprocal. My credit card hates me and tries its level best to embarrass me every chance it gets. When I do business, I want to know that I have done business. Nothing is more satisfying than completing a financial transaction with cash. I have noticed a dangerous trend in the area of business in our country. There is a tendency away from cash. I do not understand it. I think the simplest thing to do would be to pay cash for something. Cashing in on a cashless society But no, some people think that is so old fashioned that they have to come up with something new. Now they have this newfangled thing that you can pay your bills online. What is that all about? I like to see the person I am paying and hear from them their gratuitous Thank you, for the transaction. I was just getting used to writing checks and now I do not have to use my checkbook anymore. My creditors want me to pay online. When will all this craziness stop? If cash was good enough for Benjamin Franklin, it certainly is good enough for me. Then the inevitable happened. You know how it is. Well, it happened to me. I went to do a little bit of shopping while I was out of town on a trip recently. I made sure I had cash in my wallet so I stopped at a restaurant in the shopping mall. Normally I do not like shopping malls. I get nervous every time I go into one of these malls wondering if I will ever exit alive. There are just too many people in these malls for my comfort. But the necessity of my trip brought me to this mall and I decided I would treat myself to lunch. One of the great things about treating myself to lunch when my wife is not with me is I can order what I want for my O UT TO PASTOR J S Rev. James L. Snyder PLEASESEESNYDER PAGE12 Plenty to love in novelLIVE BY NIGHT By Dennis LeHane Diehard LeHane fans will find plenty to love in his latest novel, a bit of historical fiction detailing the Prohibition era. Protagonist Joe Coughlin, youngest son of a corrupt police official, turned to crime as a teenager because it was fun and he was good at it. When the story begins in 1926 young Coughlin is making two deadly mistakes; he robs a gangsters poker game, then he makes love to the gangsters molla woman so transparently bad news you have to question Joes ntelligence. All of this leads to a twoyear prison stint where his life is saved only because an elderly mafia boss, Maso Pescatore, takes him under his wing. Here, as elsewhere, despite violence the tempo slows and the story bogs down. Much of this part seems padded. Still, you have to hand it to LeHane. He knows how to grab the readers attention in the first paragraph of the book: Some years later, on a tugboat in the Gulf of Mexico, Joe Coughlins feet were placed in a tub of cement. Twelve gunmen stood waiting until they got far enough out to sea to throw him overboard, while Joe listened to the engine chug and watched the water churn white at the stern. And it occurred to him that alB OOK MARK P W Pat Wellington most everything of note that had ever happened in his lifegood or badhad been set in motion the morning he first crossed paths with Emma Gould. (We have to wait a long time to find out how this ended.) Once Joe is out of prison the mob sends him to Tampa in 1929 to oversee their bootlegging operations. At this point the author unleashes bloody gang wars, grisly betrayal after grisly betrayal, and a level of gore unprecedented in a LeHane novel. Between shoot-outs and stabbings we do learn a lot about Tampas early beginnings, much of it eye-opening. Ultimately, my evaluation of Live by Night is this: the characters are fair to good but not great; and the authors attempt to portray the bootlegging life is undermined by his ladling of some pretty unbelievable material. TimberRidge Rehab and NursingBingo Assistant Volunteer will transport residents (within the building) to and from the activity; assist residents need help with the activity. Afternoon shifts available. Therapy Transport Volunteers will transport residents (pushing their wheelchair) back to their room from the therapy room. Morning shifts available. For additional information on volunteer opportunities at TimberRidge, please contact Michelle Jarvis at 352-2917215. United Way Reading Pals Provide 1 hour of volunteer services per designated week at a targeted elementary school for 25 weeks. 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lunch. After all, it is my lunch. I had a great time selecting things from the menu that had nothing whatsoever to do with vegetables. Vegetables are all right in their place, but their place is not on my lunch plate, especially when my wife is not present. I had a scrumptious lunch and then top it off with a nice slice of apple pie la mode. Life does not get any better than this. I sat back in my chair, rubbed my stomach and felt good about the world around me. I was even beginning to think that there might not be so much wrong with malls after all. Finally, it was time to take my ticket up to the cashier and pay for my lunch. I was in for a very rude awakening. I presented my ticket to the cashier and pulled out of my wallet enough cash to cover the ticket. Im sorry, sir, the woman behind the cashier said. We dont accept cash in this restaurant. I was in a good mood and laughed as though I was the vice president of the United States. Thats a good one, I complimented her. Sir, we dont take cash here, she insisted. We are not set up for cash; all we take are credit cards. About this time, I realized she was not joking. I found myself in the proverbial pickle with only cash on my person and no credit card. But all I have is cash. Finally, the manager of the restaurant was called to the front, I was able to settle my ticket with him, giving him cash and he used his credit card to pay the ticket. What is this world coming to when you cannot use cash anymore? What is better than cash in my thinking is Gods gift. For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord (Romans 6:23 KJV). Unlike cash, Gods gift to me will never go out of style.Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866-552-2543 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.comFriday, October 19, 2012 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com 12 ~ Friday, October 19, 2012 www.smcitizen.com SNYDER CONTINUED FROM PAGE 11 O ne of the most beautiful and meaningful ritual objects in Judaism, is, in my opinion, the tallit or prayer shawl. This biblically mandated item has for centuries characterized the Jew by its distinctive design and has served as a powerful spiritual symbol of Gods protection. The idea for the tallit comes from the Book of Numbers (Num.15: 37-40) where Moses is instructed by God to bid the Israelites to put fringes on the corners of their garments so as to act as a reminder to follow Gods laws and not be tempted to engage in pagan practices like the nations around them. It was a custom in Bible times, to attach a talisman to ones clothing but in the case of the Israelites, their purpose was for the pursuit of moral and ethical living. As time worn on and costumes changed, the fringes were worn on a portable garment, i.e. a shawl-like garment which could fit over ones everyday outfit. When, during history and times of persecution it became dangerous to advertise that one was a Jew, a small garment worn under clothing, called a tallit katan, was worn. This garment is mainly used today by Orthodox Jewish men, where dangling from under their coats or peeking out from under shirts, the telltale fringes or tzizit can be seen. In times of persecution, these fringes could be hidden to avoid detection. Today, the tallit is a proud symbol of Jewish spirituality. It is worn at all morning services and at Kol Nidre, the eve before Yom Kippur. Traditionally, it is worn during the day so that one may be able to see the fringes. The custom for wearing the prayer shawl on Kol Nidre originated with the idea that all Jews, rich or poor were equal before God on the eve of the Day of Atonement and when dressed with a tallit, all were uniform. The tallit is often kissed reverently during a portion of the service Jews call The Shema, the statement of Jewish faith that God is one. During the passage from Numbers that mention the fringes, they are gathered together and lightly kissed in devotion. The tallit and its fringes are also used when a person is called up to the Torah to make the blessing before the reading. This act is called an alliyah, from the Hebrew word meaning to go up. Here the worshipper takes a corner of the tallit, touches it to the portion being read, and then kisses the fringes. This shows devotion to the Torah and its precepts. When the tallit is first put on, many Jews raise it over their heads as a kind of tent or shelter before beginning prayer. This beautiful act of spirituality symbolizes the Shekhinah, or presence of God. In this Wrapped in Spirituality: The Tallit J UDI S JOURNAL J S Judi Siegal case, the tallit acts as a kind of tent of protection for the worshipper. Keeping this concept in mind, in my Reconstructionist congregation, we drape the tallit over our neighbors heads so that we are all under Gods tent of peace during a portion we call the Blessing of Peace. In more traditional synagogues, it is called the Priestly Blessing, when in the time of the Temple in Jerusalem; the priests would bless the people. A tallit can also be used as a chuppah or wedding canopy. In this case, the shawl is held aloft by four poles attached to each of the sides. The bride and groom stand under this canopy while the wedding officiant makes the traditional seven wedding blessings. In keeping with this wedding concept, the same idea is applied when a new Torah is dedicated in a congregation. The community is symbolically wedded to the Torah in a commitment of love and devotion. In 2010, I stood under such a canopy when our congregation dedicated our Torah. A tallit can be found in many lengths and sizes from one especially for the thirteen-year-old bar/bat mitzvah to oversized ones for taller men. The fabrics can range from silk, wool or permitted synthetics but cannot contain shatnetz, a forbidden mixture of wool and linen. (See Wearing a Kosher Suit in October 5 edition of the South Marion Citizen) The designs are varied but popular themes are cityscapes of Jerusalem, Jewish stars, Lions of Judah and the matriarchs and patriarchs. While the traditional colors consist of black or blue stripes along the bottom, modern tallitot come in a variety of hues, some mimicking Josephs coat of many colors. Many people design their own tallit reflecting their individual needs and symbolism. While traditionally worn only by men, in liberal branches of Judaism, women have taken on this mitzvah (commandment) and have used it as a vehicle for self-expression. The important parts of the tallit are the fringes. This is what I call Jewish macram. This series of proscribed knots is attached to all four corners of the tallit. There are eight strands of yarn or string used to make the fringes, called tzizit. The letters in Hebrew for this word add up to 600, since letters in Hebrew also stand for numbers such as in Roman notation. If you add the 600 and the 8 strands and 5 knots, which are made in each corner, we have 613, which are the number of commandments in the Torah. Since the tallit is considered holy, worn tallitot are buried with respect in a Jewish cemetery. And at the end of life, some Jews elect to be buried in their tallit, thus wrapping the soul in spirituality on its way back to the creator. Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com Amendment 8Summary of Amendment (from Division of Elections site): Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution providing that no individual or entity may be denied, on the basis of religious identity or belief, governmental benefits, funding or other support, except as required by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, and deleting the prohibition against using revenues from the public treasury directly or indirectly in aid of any church, sect, or religious denomination or in aid of any sectarian institution. Arguments for:Supporters say the amendment would allow the state to fund programs that provide a valuable public service but are currently denied that funding because they are affiliated with religious organizations. They also say the current law that denies funding to religious groups was passed in 1885 and is rooted in anti-Catholic bias and should be removed from the states constitution. Arguments against:Opponents say the amendment would eliminate a long-established component of the separation of church and state that prevents the government from funding groups that espouse religious beliefs. They also say the anti-Catholic bias cited by supporters of the amendment was not a motivation for the laws passage in 1885 and, even if it were, that bias no longer exists and should not be a reason for eliminating the ban on funding religious groups. Should the states ban on funding religious activities be repealed? Amendment 8 revives longstanding debates over the separation of church and state. If passed, it would repeal a 126-yearold provision in the state constitution that prohibits taxpayer funding of religious institutions. The provision commonly known as the no aid provision states more unequivocally than the U.S. Constitution that state funds not be spent directly or indirectly in support of any entity that promotes religion. If passed, Title on Ballot: Religious Freedom Sponsor: The Florida Legislature Note: This proposal was known as Amendment 7 until a legal challenge by opponents led to the rewriting of some of the ballot language and its reinstatement on the ballot as Amendment 8. This is the reason there is no Amendment 7 on the 2012 ballot. What it would do: This amendment would remove the prohibition in Floridas Constitution that prevents religious institutions from receiving taxpayer funding. If You Vote Yes: A yes vote means you want to remove from the Florida Constitution a prohibition against the state funding religious institutions and replace it with a provision that prohibits the state from denying funding to institutions based on religious affiliations. If You Vote No: A no vote means you want to retain the provision in the Florida Constitution that prohibits the state from funding religious institutions. PLEASESEEAMENDMENT 8 PAGE29 Amendment 9Summary of Amendment (from Division of Elections site): Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to authorize the Legislature to provide by general law ad valorem homestead property tax relief to the surviving spouse of a military veteran who died from serviceconnected causes while on active duty or to the surviving spouse of a first responder who died in the line of duty. The amendment authorizes the Legislature to totally exempt or partially exempt such surviving spouses homestead property from ad valorem taxation. The amendment defines a first responder as a law enforcement officer, a correctional officer, a firefighter, an emergency medical technician, or a paramedic. This amendment shall take effect January 1, 2013.Arguments for:It helps the families left behind when a veteran or first responder dies in service to his country or community.Arguments against:It takes a bite out of the tax revenues schools and local governments need to provide services.Should the spouses of military veterans and first responders killed in the line of duty be exempt from paying property taxes? Amendment 9 grants full homestead property tax relief to the surviving spouses of military veterans who die from service-connected causes while on active duty, and to the surviving spouses of police, firefighters and other first responders who die in the line of duty. In short, the surviving spouses will not pay property taxes. For a spouse to be eligible, the deceased veteran or first responder must have been a permanent resident of Florida as of Jan. 1 of the year they died. First responders are defined as law enforcement officers, correctional officers, firefighters, emergency medical technicians and paramedics. The proposed amendment covers full-time, part-time and volunteer first responders. Surviving spouses of veterans or first responders who died years ago can apply for eligibility retroactively if Amendment 9 passes, although the tax relief is for future taxes only; they will not receive reTitle on Ballot: Homestead Property Tax Exemption for Surviving Spouse of Military Veteran or First Responder Sponsor/Originator: The Florida Legislature What it would do: This would grant a full property tax exemption to the surviving spouses of military veterans who die while on active duty and to the surviving spouses of first responders who die in the line of duty. If You Vote Yes: A yes vote means you want the state to grant the full homestead exemption to the surviving spouses. 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Offer expires Oct. 31, 2012 000CSZY ALL FAITH CREMATION SOCIETY 861-2001 Next to Scoops Little Joeys Big Lots Owner & Stylist Betty Jo Master Barbers Kathy & Larry Stylists Ginger, Dianne, Patty, Tammy & Deana STYLIST WA NTED 000CXV1 Hello and Welcome to All the Winter Residents. Please come in and try our salon. All of our stylists truly love doing hair, and our Nail Tech Karen does beautiful manicures, pedicures & shellac nails. Please call to take advantage of our Fall Specials. We look forward to meeting you. 000CX5U Cleanmaster CLEANMASTER CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING Servicing All Of Citrus & Marion County For 25 Years 489-4844 O W N E R D O E S T H E W O R K We Also Have Outdoor Pressure Cleaning Available. Call for pricing. 3 Room Minimum 25 Years Carpet Cleaning One Chair Cleaned FREE Sofa & Love Seat $ 65 Dryer & Vent Cleaning Special $ 50 F ALL S PECIALS $ 15 Per Room Annual Percentage Yield. Rates may vary depending on deposit amount and availability. Certain restrictions and penalty for early withdrawal may apply. *Promotional incentives may be included to obtain yield. All bank accounts are FDIC insured to the legal limits Call for complete details APPOINTMENTS RECOMMENDED 6 MONTH CD Insured & Guaranteed Ocala, FL 671-5374 3.76 % Better rates may be available on longer term Savings, IRAs 401Ks including transfers 000CXOW APY 000CQ8E 7768 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala (352) 237-4633 www.countrysideocala.org Welcome to Countryside Presbyterian Church (USA) Sunday Bible Study 9:00 am Sunday Worship 10:30 am Tuesday Bible Study 2:00 pm Pastor Gary O. Marshall Your Spiritual Home 000CKUL 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 000CHJC 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 College Road Baptist Church 5010 SW College Road, Ocala, FL (352) 237-5741 Rev. Ronnie Walker, 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 0 0 0 C E E W Sunday Bible Study 9:30 a.m. Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Pastor: Matt Hunt Assoc. Pastor Kevin Hunt (Independent) 6158 SW Hwy. 200 Jasmine Plaza Ocala, FL 34476 873-4705 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 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 Located a mile west of SR 200 at 10260 SW 110th Street (turn west across from the entrance to Oak Run) Expository Bible Teaching Traditional Services Sunday Worship at 10:00 AM Wednesday Bible Study 6:30 PM 000C8RA Community Church TIMBER RIDGE Wil Clawson Pastor Teacher 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 000CMHV 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 Rabbi Zeev Harari Affiliated with the Union for Reform Judiaism 000CHQO First Congregational United Church of Christ A Progressive Community of Faith in the Heart of Central Florida Sunday Worship 10:30 am Adult Bible Discussion 12:00 Noon God is still speaking, Jesus didnt reject people. Neither do we. 7171 SW SR 200, Ocala, FL 352-237-3035 uccocala.org Dr. H.W. McSwain, Jr., Pastor Phone (352) 861-9080 Sunday Services 10:30 a.m. 6:00 p.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Monday Morning Christians JOIN US IN WORSHIP 9045 SW 60th Ave. Ocala, FL 000BT4Z Bible Studies Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Minister Anthony Smith Southwest Christian Church S OUTH M ARION C ITIZEN D IRECTORY A SK FOR M ICHEL N ORTHSEA AT 854-3986 The Reason to Believe... Worship Call to 682184

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Christs Church of Marion CountySaturday, Oct. 20: Mens Prayer Group, 8 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 21: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24: Ladies Fellowship and Hobbies, 9 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24: 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.St. Jude Catholic CommunityThe Bereavement Group for those grieving the loss of a loved one will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 1 p.m. Meetings are open to anyone in the community with a need to share their feelings of grief. Please call the church office at 352-347-0154 prior to each meeting you plan to attend. Creole Masses for the Haitians in our community are celebrated every second and fourth Sunday of the month at 5 p.m. The next date is Oct. 28. The St. Jude venue for used items, Anthonys Attic, is open every Wednesday from 9 a.m. until noon. Stop by and browse. Beginning this month, as part of our new Adult Faith Formation Program, we are offering a study series on the Introduction to the Bible in the Catholic Church. Dates are Thursdays, Oct. 18, 25, Nov. 8 and Nov. 15. Classes will be held in our Parish Hall from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. There is no cost. Any one wishing to attend must pre-register with the parish office 352-347-0154. A special celebration honoring the Virgin of Guadalupe will begin on Friday, Oct. 26 from 5 until 8 p.m. The celebration will continue on Saturday, Oct.r 27 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. All are invited to attend. The feast of our patron saint, St. Jude, will be celebrated on Monday, Oct. 29, with a special Mass at 6 p.m. featuring special music by our three choirs. Haitian St. Jude soup reception will follow in the Parish Hall. Maranatha Baptist ChurchAwana news The AWANA (Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed) program continues every Sunday evening from 6 to 7:30 p.m. 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 352-347-5683. Young peoples programs Each Wednesday evening at 6:45 p.m. a Youth Bible Study (L.I.G.H.T.) is held at the church. Maranatha fall festival On Saturday, Oct. 27, from 5-7 p.m., Maranatha Baptist Church will host Maranathas Fall Festival. This will be an event for the community, and families are invited to participate. There will be lots of games and prizes, including a dunk tank, bounce house, games and food. Come and enjoy a fun time. 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. Pink Shabbat at Chabad In support of all women facing the daunting challenge of cancer, we are proud to present a special Shabbat dinner featuring pink-themed decor and food, but most importantly support and solidarity with our fellow sisters. You may or may not have had a close relative or friend deal with this challenge, but this is an event for everyone to support those who really need it. Have you thought of participating in an enjoyable and easy Shabbat experience? Well here it is! At Friday Night Live, you will experience a combination of a joyful, meaningful and upbeat Kabbalat Shabbat Service followed by a 4 course traditional Shabbat dinner. The melodious tunes of the traditional but contemporary Kabbalat Shabbat combined with the tastes of the delicacies of Shabbat will leave you energized, uplifted and ready to take on a new week. No prior knowledge, affiliation, or membership is necessary. No charge but donations to our center are welcome. Friday Night Live will take place this Friday night, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m. at the Chabad Jewish Center of Marion County. 3509 S.W. 34th Ave. Circle. RSVP required or for further information please contact Chabad at 352-291-2218 or e-mail us at info@jewishmarin.org. For more info or to find out about our many programs and services please visit our website www.JewishMarion.org Services will also take place on Saturday Shabbos, Oct. 20 10 a.m. followed by Torah Reading and a kiddush/lunch. Community CongregationalThe people of the Community Congregational Church of Marion Oaks would like to invite you to join them in a special service honoring veterans on Nov. 11 at 6 p.m. Here is our opportunity to express heartfelt thanks to those who have given so much. An honor guard from each of the services will post the colors and all veterans are encouraged to attend. A time of light refreshment will be held in the churchs fellowship hall following the service. The Community Congregational Church of Marion Oaks, is at 15050 S.W. 29th Terrace Road, in the heart of Marion Oaks. First CongregationalJoin members of First Congregational United Church of Christ on a fundraising cruise aboard Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Freedom of the Seas departing on May 5, 2013 to the Eastern Caribbean. A deposit of $250 per person is due by Nov. 1. For more information, call 352-873-6779 or 352-237-2309. Friday, October 19, 2012 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 20 ~ Friday, October 19, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Religion Oct. 19, Friday, fish or shrimp 5 to 7 p.m.; David Baldwin Karaoke 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 20, Saturday, Auction night 6:30 p.m.; chili, burgers and dogs 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 21, Sunday, Bar Bingo 4 to 6 p.m.; football in the social quarters. Oct. 22, Monday, LOOM meeting 7 p.m.; coney dogs all day. Oct. 23, Member appreciation 3 to 5 p.m. Oct. 24, Wednesday, Bingo 1 p.m. (open to the public), Lunch menu until 3 p.m.; officers meeting 6:30 p.m. Oct. 25, Thursday, cards, 1 p.m.; shuffleboard, 7 p.m.; wings, chicken strips or burgers, 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 26, Friday, fish or shrimp 5 to 7 p.m.; Elvis is in the house, dinner show 6 to 10 pm. West Marion Moose Lodge 2356, open for members and qualified guests, is at 10411 S.W. 110th St., one mile north of State Road 200 across from Oak Run entrance. Phone is 352-854-2200. Moose Lodge events O ak Runs health fair will take place on Thursday, Oct. 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Palm Grove. Many professionals will be on hand to answer your questions and various screenings and tests will be available, including hearing and blood pressure. Everything is free at the fair. No appointments are necessary. Come in to browse and speak with the many physicians and health care representatives participating. Baby Boomer ClubIts Hard Rock time again! All boomers and guests are welcome to join us Dec. 4 as we hop on the bus to the Hard Rock Casino. Tickets will be on sale Tuesday, Oct. 23, in the Orchid Club lobby from 9 to 11 a.m. Just $21 gets $25 in free play, a $5 food voucher and bus transportation, including gratuity. What a deal! The bus leaves promptly from the Palm Grove lot at 11:30 a.m. and departs the Hard Rock at 6:30 p.m. Call Adele at 352854-4963. Laurel Oaks The annual harvest dinner will be held on Sunday, Oct. 28, at the Orchid Club. A delicious turkey dinner buffet will be prepared by ROGC. Full details can be found in the flyer that was left in your cubby. Folks, this is a neighborhood get together. You will have the opportunity to meet your neighbors, find out what is happening in the neighborhood and just plain have a good time. There will be a 50/50 to benefit the Interfaith food pantry. If you require transportation or have a question or comment concerning the dinner please call Paula at 352-237-4550. Lets make this a record breaking turnout for Laurel Oaks! Looking forward to seeing you at the harvest dinner.Oak Run Christmas PartyThere will be a Christmas party open to all Oak Runners on Dec. 8 at Palm Grove from 5 to 10 p.m. Catering will be by Royal Oaks and the menu will include ham or chicken, salad, and dessert. Special diets can be accommodated. Entertainment will be by Homer Noodleman, a multi-talented entertainer, who puts on a variety show that includes comedy, impressions and instrumentals. There will also be music for dancing. Tickets at $19 per person will be available in the Orchid Club lobby from 8 to 10 a.m. on Oct. 27 and Nov. 10. Passport Show: The Ditchfield Family SingersThe 6th Passport Show of 2012 will take place on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Palm Grove. The Ditchfield Family Singers are acclaimed for their close harmony and wide variety of musical styles. Individual tickets will be on sale Monday, Oct. 29 from 8 to 10 a.m. in the Orchid Club card room and Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 9 to 10 a.m. in the Orchid Club lobby, Cost is $15 per person. Make your check payable to ORHA; please no cash. Tuesday is bingo nightCome and join your friends and neighbors for a fun night of bingo. Doors open at 3 p.m., cards sales are from 4 to 5:45 p.m., and games begin at 6 p.m. Remember no one under 18 years of age is allowed in the Orchid Club during games. All residents and overnight guests must wear visible name tags or pool tags The snack bar will be open. Bingo is currently in need of volunteers. Please contact Dee Spath at 352237-9364 if you would like to help. Oak Run TravelOur recent trip on Oct. 7 to the Show Palace to see Sound of Music was a huge success. Residents raved about the show and said the food was excellent on the buffet. We have more trips to the Show Palace in the fall-winter brochure so check out trips number 6, 18, 25. Tickets available for upcoming trips: There are a few seats for our Nov. 8 trip to Tampa Hard Rock; call Wayne and Howardean Krueger. We have just a single ticket available for the Singing Christmas Tree on Dec. 8; call Kitty Trichel for information. Also a few tickets are still available for A Show Palace Christmas on Tuesday, Dec. 25; call Rita Stotz. All you cruisers pay special attention! There are still a couple of cabins remaining for our Eastern Caribbean cruise on Royal Caribbean, hosted by John Cassabianca. Sail on March 3, 2013, for 7 days, cruise the tropics on the fabulous Allure of the Seas. The ship itself is a destination so if you should choose not to go ashore at the ports of call you will have plenty to do and see on board. Three of the most interesting places are the Promenade, Boardwalk and Central Park. The Promenade features a levitating bar which ascends and descends over three decks while you sit and enjoy your favorite drink. The Boardwalk has a carousel, Johnny Rockets diner and a Seafood Shack, plus 2 rock climbing walls and the Aqua Theatre where divers plunge from 50 feet into a pool that must look the size of a postage stamp. Central Park feels like a walk in the park with live trees, shrubbery and even a few birds flitting around. This is where the various specialty dining venues are or you can just sit on a park bench with a cup of coffee and never feel like you are on board a ship at sea. ORWGAThe winners of the Oct. 4 low net tournament are listed in order of finish in each flight. Flight A: Marti Babb, Donna Huffman, Marge Rymarcsuk; Flight B: Sue Elie, Janet Sutphen, Bev Schaesel; Flight C: Health fair scheduled for Oct. 25 at Palm Grove O AK RUN C W Carol AnnWheeler PLEASESEEOAK RUN PAGE30 Evangelical Lutheran Church joyocala@embarqmail.com Edward Holloway, Pastor 7045 SW 83rd Pl., Ocala (352) 854-4509 Nursery Provided 000CPSM S u n d a y W o r s h i p 8 : 1 5 a m & 1 1 : 0 0 a m S u n d a y S c h o o l 9 : 4 5 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 000COJM 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 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 000CG1V 11251 S.W. Highway 484 (1.3 Miles West of State Road 200) 352-465-7272 Sunday 8:00 A.M. Holy Eucharist 10:00 A.M. Holy Eucharist Tuesday 9:00 A.M. Morning Prayer, Mass, and Healing Thursday 9:00 A.M. Morning Prayer, Mass, and Rosary Weekday Groups: Tues. & Thurs. Noon AA Tues. 6:30pm Cub Scout Pack 508 2nd Sat 8am Fellowship Breakfast at IHOP E p i s c o p a l Episcopal C h u r c h Church o f t h e A d v e n t of the Advent 000CNOY adventepiscopal.net 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 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 000CVFC M ANAVU M INISTRIES P RESENTS MESSIANIC times of our lives.. Something new, Friday evening meeting and study, 7:30 pm Develop a deeper relationship with your Messiah! Call for information 687-4573 Meeting at the Mishkan Congregation Building 6675 SE Maricamp Rd. Ocala, FL 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 C E D 2 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. 000CC78 Everyone is welcome Thomas Markham, Pastor 352-237-6950 9644 SW Hwy. 484, Near State Road 200 0 0 0 C B 9 3 We chose FPC of Ocala because of the wide diversity of ages and ministries and because of our new churchs generous commitment to local and international mission ~ OTOW residents from Michigan Welcome to the FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF OCALA 511 SE 3rd St (In historic district. Stay on SR 200 into town and then turn right on 3rd St.) Faithfully serving Jesus Christ in Marion Co. and the world since 1857 and still growing! 629-7561 www.fpcocala.org S OUTH M ARION C ITIZEN D IRECTORY A SK FOR M ICHEL N ORTHSEA AT 854-3986 The Reason to Believe... 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Friday, October 19, 2012 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 14 ~ Friday, October 19, 2012 www.smcitizen.com M uch is said about kids ruining English with the texting language they use on cell phones. But, nothing is new. We use many expressions that are really slang; consider the meanings of party animal, paper pushers, goofed up, and kickback. Before that, skidoo was a slang phrase popularized during the early twentieth century. Todays Pun Alley goes back even further to look at the peculiarities of English. There is no egg in eggplant, no ham in hamburger, and neither pine nor apple in pineapple. English muffins were not invented in England and French fries were not invented in France. A guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig. Plurals Well begin with a box, and the plural is boxes, but the plural of ox becomes oxen, not oxes. One fowl is a goose, but two are called geese, yet the plural of moose is not meese. Since the plural of mouse is mice, should the plural of spouse be spice? If the plural of man is always men, shouldnt the plural of pan be called pen? If I speak of my foot and show you my feet, and I give you a boot, would a pair be called beet? Redundancies? When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes. After a number of injections my jaw got number. Upon seeing the tear in my clothes I shed a tear. I had to subject the subject to a series of tests. Will you be able to live through a live concert? The soldier decided to desert in the desert. The insurance was invalid for the invalid. The buck does funny things when the does are present. They sent a sewer down to stitch the tear in the sewer line. Are You Positive? A linguistics professor was lecturing his class. In English, he explained, a double negative forms a positive. In some languages, such as Russian, a double negative is still a negative. However, the professor continued, There is no language where a double positive can form a negative. A voice from the back of the room piped up, yeah, right. ShortsIf the police arrest a mime, do they tell him he has the right to remain silent? One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor. I once had a set of silverplated English alphabet letters, but lost the letters A and B. Now all I have is C to shining Z. One nice thing about egotists is that they dont talk about other people. Is there another word for synonym? I had a nostalgic English teacher who found the past perfect and the present tense. If you ate both pasta and antipasto, would you still be hungry? If you try to fail, and succeed, which have you done? Among the English languages many puzzling words is economy, which means the large size in toothpaste, the small size in automobiles and a debatable term in politics. Why is it called tourist season if we cant shoot at them? ViewpointAn English professor wrote the words, a woman without her man is nothing on the blackboard. He directed the students to punctuate it correctly. The men wrote, A woman, without her man, is nothing. The women wrote, A woman: without her, man is nothing. Done? No English dictionary has been able to explain the difference between the two words complete and finished, in a way thats easy to understand. Some people think there is no difference between the two words; but there is. When you marry the right woman, you are complete. And when you marry the wrong one, you are finished. And when the right one catches you with the wrong one, you are completely finished. ParadoxesIf a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat? Why do people recite at a play yet play at a recital, park on driveways and drive on parkways? You have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a language where a house can burn up as it burns down, in which you fill in a form by filling it out and a bell is only heard once it goes off. When the stars are out they are visible; but when the lights are out they are invisible. Why it is that when I wind up my watch it starts; but when I wind up this column, it ends. The English language has some strange quirks, even on Pun Alley P UN ALLEY D F Dick Frank Bob Evans Corporate announced recently that they are partnering with Deliver the Difference for their 2012 Farmhouse Feast Holiday Promotion. Beginning Oct. 18 and ending Dec. 25, Bob Evans customers in Ocala, Leesburg, The Villages and Clermont will be given the opportunity to donate toward this program as they pay their bills. Each dollar donated will be matched by Bob Evans Farms, Inc. and ultimately go to purchase Farmhouse Holiday Meals for Deliver the Difference to distribute to needy families in the Tri-County area of Lake, Sumter and Marion Counties. For more information about DTD visit: www.deliverthedifference.org. The six restaurants involved locally in this promotion are located at 3535 S.W. College Road in Ocala; 4985 E. Silver Springs Blvd. in Ocala; 11300 S.W. 95th Circle in Ocala; 1205 N. 14th St. in Leesburg; 2199 Parr Drive in The Villages and 2951 S. U.S. Highway 27 in Clermont. Donations can be for any amount that the customers would like to donate. The Bob Evans Farmhouse Holiday Feasts will feed eight people and include turkey, stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, cranberry relish, corn, green beans, seasonal pie and bread rolls and whipped cream. They will be delivered to the families by DTD volunteers for Thanksgiving and Christmas and the families will simply have to heat and serve the meals. Bob Evans Farms, Inc. owns and operates full-service restaurants under the Bob Evans and Mimis Cafe brand names. At the end of he first quarter 2012, Bob Evans owned and operated 565 family restaurants in 19 states. Bob Evans Farms, Inc. is also a leading producer and distributor of pork sausage and a variety of complementary convenience food items under the Bob Evans and Owens brand names. For more information about Bob Evans Farms, Inc., visit www.bobevans.com. Bob Evans Restaurants start effort to help feed the hungry Contact Linda Sisto at 352-509-7245 for more information and to start being recognized for your talents and abilities. AARP Safe Driving ClassOpen to the public, there is just one class that has available seating for the AARP Senior Driving Class. The final class runs from 9 a.m. until noon on Nov. 26 and Nov. 29. Upon finishing this class students will receive a Certificate of Completion. Present this document to your insurance agent and receive a reduction in your vehicle insurance premiums. Rates vary so check with your agent to see how much you will save. This class is free to all veterans; their spouses; dependents; and significant others. For non-veteran AARP members, the cost is only $12 and for all others, $14. These prices are more than reasonable for all that you get. Along with saving money on enrollment and your insurance, students will learn techniques and safety tips that could very possibly save their lives or the lives of their loved ones. There is no price to put on safety. Contact Geri as soon as possible to reserve your seat in this final class. There are limited seats available so act now. Geri can be reached at 352-237-1675. Karaoke Night Coming Friday night, Nov. 9 from 7 until 10 p.m., plan to be at the Cherrywood Clubhouse for a night of real fun. Bill Lavertue will be hosting Karaoke Night for all of our frustrated entertainers; professional singers and amateur crooners. This promises to be a very fun and exciting evening as our residents bring their talents (some of them hidden) to the stage. Who knows, there might be an agent in the audience to discover these stars in the making. Bring a few liquid refreshments; snacks and your talent to the Karaoke night. If you have a favorite tune or familiar song that you want to perform, just jot it down on a piece of paper and give it to Bill. Hell make sure you get the right tempo and volume; as for the key, thatll be up to you. There will be two ways you can please the audience; either by singing or by not singing, but either way youll have a blast. This should be a super social event where good times rule and surprises unfold. See you at Karaoke Night!Flu shots Quick and easy flu shots will be given by professional health care specialists on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 1 until 3 p.m. in the clubhouse. We urge all of our residents to take advantage of these inoculations. No one wants to be sick during the holidays or when there is so much to do here at Cherrywood so be sure to get your shots. Only a few minutes are required to prevent a potentially life threatening illness so mark your calendar and be there. Raffle ticketsThree beautiful prizes are being raffled off at the Veterans Day celebration. You need not be present to win, although it would be great if you were. Two fantastic gift baskets and a floral display welcoming your guests are available for viewing at most of the events here at Cherrywood. You can buy tickets for each one individually. Just put your name on the back of the ticket and put it in the canister for any one of the prizes. The more tickets you buy for only a buck; the better your chances to take home these terrific gifts. Proceeds from the raffle benefit the Veterans Club of Cherrywood and the good works they do. See Geri or a Veterans Club officer for tickets. Tickets are also available at most of our many functions. Christmas trip to BiloxiIP Casino is the destination for this CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 18 Marty Duesel; Rich Hurley and Bill Mahar at the Ritz House in Ocala. PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD PAGE23 000CWPW Junque Sale Ocala West United Methodist Church 9330 SW 105th St. Donations will be accepted at the PODS in the back of the church parking lot on Saturday, 8am til noon Oct. 20. After that, all donations can be made at Stanfield Hall. Bake Sale All Proceeds donated to charities! Thursday, Friday October 25 & 26 8am 5pm Unbelievable Bargains ANNUAL 000CYOP 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 Mon., Nov. 5 11:00 a.m. Logans Roadhouse 2621 S.W. 19th Avenue Mon., Oct. 29 11:00 a.m. Oasis Restaurant 7651 SR 200 Circle Sq. Plaza Thurs., Nov. 8 10:30 a.m. Golden Corral 2111 S.W. College Road Tues., Oct. 23 11:00 a.m. Mimis 4414 SW College Rd. Wed., Oct. 24 9:30 a.m. 000CXVM 8810 SW SR 200 Suite 107, Kingsland Plaza Across from Pine Run352-291-7626 Mon. Fri. 9am -5pm, Sat. 9am 2pm Stop and visit us before you buy! We Guarantee Lowest Prices in Ocala! Service Loaner Available. 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Beef OBradys, 11100 S.W. 93rd Court Road. Southern Styles Hair Salon, 8585 S.W. State Road 200 Suite 13 (next to Sav-a-Lot). Swinson Chiropractic, 5481 S.W 90th St. (across from Publix). Our Place Lounge, 7651 S.W. State Road 200 Suite 502 (next to Oasis Restaurant). Sammys Italian Restaurant, 6106 S.W. State Road 200 (in Jasmine Center). Billy Jameson of Southern Styles Beauty Salon. Bill Spangenberg of the Cherrywood Veterans Club. We strongly urge all of our residents, neighbors and friends to patronize our sponsors and let them know that we are grateful for their contributions. Newcomers to CherrywoodAre you new to our community? We would like to invite you to the Welcoming Committee Coffee Hour on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 10 a.m. in the clubhouse. This is an opportunity to meet your neighbors and some of people who run the activities of this very active adult community. In addition, you will receive a handout that gives you some pertinent information about the county of Marion and the city of Ocala that will be helpful to you in moving around town. A wealth of information will be at your disposal as well as a warm welcome and some pretty tasty treats. Call Geri if you can attend this very informal gathering. This is open to everyone who has moved into Cherrywood in the past six or seven months. Bocce Ball Did everyone receive the memo? Bocce Ball now meets at 7 p.m. on Friday evenings. The same group of fun loving players and fans that used to meet on Saturday nights now gathers at the Bocce Court behind the clubhouse for fun and games on Friday If youve never played Bocce this is a great opportunity for you to learn and if you have played, the competition is friendly. Maybe youd just like to watch and cheer on your favorite players; thats OK, too. For a truly enjoyable evening out socializing with friends and neighbors, Bocce Ball is the place to be. Bring a bottle of wine; maybe a few snacks and your sense of humor and youll have a terrific time. Bocce Ball; Fridays at 7 p.m.Halloween at CherrywoodOn Oct. 27, join your friends and neighbors for a gala Halloween Celebration from 6 until 10 p.m. Get your ticket from Geri for only $4. Pick out your scariest and/or funniest costume; the more original the better; and put it on. Grab your favorite liquid refreshments and then come to the clubhouse for a bite to eat from 6 until 7 p.m. Immediately following the meal, Rich Becotte, our resident DJ, will crank up your favorite songs for an evening of dancing and relaxing. There will be a door prize; prizes for best costumes and of course a fifty/fifty drawing as well. For those of you who have been to our dances and parties before, you know how much fun they are. Invite some of those who may not have wanted to attend in the past and let them find out what a blast the parties are at Cherrywood. Halloween is a great time for letting it all go so come on out for our party and join in the fun! Veterans Club open meetingIn October the Veterans Club opened its meeting to all residents so they could get some information on energy conservation and safety from Roy Mitchell of SECO. In November, the Marion County Sheriffs Office is coming to give a presentation on ID Theft; Crimes Seniors and how to look out for the latest scams. This will be an excellent opportunity for all of you care about your security and safety to get answers to your questions and learn new techniques for protecting yourself. Your Veterans Club is doing this to express its heartfelt appreciation for the support Cherrywood residents provide it. The meeting begins promptly at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1. Tickets are not required so just come in; make your self at home and relax for the presentation. You will also get an understanding of the work of your Veterans Club. See you at the Vets Club for this important presentation. Veterans Day ObservanceAt 11 a.m. on Nov. 11, the Veterans Club of Cherrywood will observe Veterans Day. This ceremony is open to the public and all are welcome to come out and honor those who have served and who are serving in this nations military. Our very own Color Guard will present the Stars and Stripes as well as those of the various services. Music will be provided as we honor our nation and each of the branches of service including; Merchant Marine; Coast Guard; Air Force; Navy; Marines and the Army. Our guest speaker for this event is Col. Tom P Currie Jr. USAF (Retired). Col Currie is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy; a Combat Search and Rescue Pilot; a test pilot; and eventually was named director, Global Reach Combined Test Force. He completed his career as the commander of the 418th Flight Test Squadron where he commanded over 500 personnel. Col. Currie has a much more extensive biography than we have room to print here but suffice it to say we honored to have an officer of his caliber as our guest speaker. There will be the traditional laying of the wreath at the conclusion of the ceremony and the playing of Taps. After the Color Guard retires the colors from the parade, the Veterans Club will host its annual Veterans Day picnic. For that event, tickets are required. The cost of these tickets is $7 each for the luncheon of hamburgers; hot dogs; trimmings; soft drinks and dessert. Guests are welcome to bring their own liquid refreshments to the meal. At one in the afternoon, the drawing will be held for the raffle of the two gift baskets and welcome floral display. Tickets for both the raffle and for the luncheon are available at the Veterans Club meeting; from officers of the Veterans Club and most conveniently from Geri in the office. We encourage everyone to come out and pay homage to our veterans on this very special Veterans Day.Songbirds in need of pianistOur own Songbirds are badly in need of people who can play the piano. The Songbirds meet Wednesday from 2 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. to practice for the many public appearances they will make through out this holiday season. Without an accompanying pianist of course, their efforts are useless. You do not have to be a resident of Cherrywood in order to be a part of this great group of talented people. Knowledge of music and playing ability coupled with a commitment to excellence is all that is required.Friday, October 19, 2012 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 18 ~ Friday, October 19, 2012 www.smcitizen.com BY ELOISE HOLLYFIELD ejh2025@gmail.com Opportunities to help others, play, and be entertained constitute this weeks OTOW Happenings. Life South BloodmobileTwo important dates for the first full week of November: Vote for your favorites on Tuesday, Nov. 6 and give a pint of blood to the Life South Bloodmobile on Monday, the day before the elections, Nov. 5. The red, white and blue Life South Bloodmobile will be parked in the Health and Recreation Centers parking lot from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Donate a pint of your precious blood to help save three others in desperate need for your contribution! Roll up your sleeve, spend a half-hour or so donating the precious gift of life to three, yes, three people, who will be able to use your blood! Septembers donors to the Life South Bloodmobile included these following great, good citizens: Richard Copeland; Susan Copeland; Francis Helmuth; Norma Higgins; Evelyn Holiday; Robert Kawalec;Edward Lalonde; Nancy Ludvik; Anthony Maiorino; Roger Mckay; Marguerite Piotrowski; Howard Rutkowski; Lois Reisinger Simone Salesses; Thomas Seitz; Judith Singer; Michael Thomas; Jeralie Walters; and John Wilson! Thanks to all of you! Bowling LeagueThe bowling season is in full swing now, and the league welcomes back all of our bowlers from last year, as well as the following new bowlers: Nancy and Bob Bernabo; Bob and Barbara Lingis; Nick and Louise Zoccoli, and Pat and Mark Monk. The High Hopes team is currently in first place, followed closely by the Lucky Four and the Pin Poppers. The male and female bowlers with the highest current averages are Bill Hull at 184 and Linda McIntyre at 162. Games of 200 or higher have been bowled by Art Buecher with a 252 and a 226, Pete Gorczok with a 233, Jerry Roney with a 232 and a 224, Peter Ingwersen with a 217, Rod Shepherd with 215, Bill Hull with a 211, and Linda McIntyre with a 210. High series with 600 or more include Art Buecher with a 614 and Pete Gorczok with a 605.Lions Club The clubs White Cane Day event took place on Oct. 12 and 13. Donations, which go directly to the Center for the Blind, were accepted by various club members who A chance to help others, play and be entertained worked on a rotating basis throughout the day at WalMart (SR 200), Publix, and Winn-Dixie. The ever-popular Italian Dinner will take place on Nov. 4 at 4 p.m. and in addition to wonderful food, participants will also be treated to great entertainment by TheSidekick Western Dancers, Dr. Justin Ferns with the Doctors, and Karaoke by George. Tickets went on sale Oct. 1 and will continue to be on sale Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8 to 100 a.m. in the H & R Ballroom. This event is open to the public. PLEASESEEOTOW PAGE17 OTOW HAPPENINGS CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 16 Bill Brotherhood; Rich Hurley; Bill Mahar and Marty Duesel with two of three truck loads of food for Ritz House. PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD PAGE19 Theresa Nail Tech, Barbara Stylist, Connie Stylist, Patsy Stylist, Christine Stylist, Jackie Stylist, Lana Stylist, Cindi Assistant 000CXLT 9070 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala 352 854-5566 Welcome Back Our Winter Friends J a c k i e s J a c k i e s Jackies B e a u t y W i t h i n Hair & Nail Salon B e a u t y W i t h i n Hair & Nail Salon Beauty Within Monday Friday 8:30 till Hair Salon Nail Salon and our new hair stylist Teresa a familiar face to many 000CXXM 0 0 0 C X Q K 000CXC4 000CPE0 Brooks & Associates Real Estate, Inc. 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Friday, October 19, 2012 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 16 ~ Friday, October 19, 2012 www.smcitizen.com CALL TOM OR SUSIE AT 854-3986 To place your food ad in this section! Color RED is free! Read the classifieds Each year the Lions Club sponsors the Veterans Day program, and this year is no exception. The program will take place at the Arbor Club on Nov. 11 at 2 and will be held indoors. Travel ToppersSeats are available for the Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day trips. Be advised that we must adjust our contracts to actual seats sold soon because the venues have people wanting seats. So if you or your friends are interested in either trip, call the appropriate coordinator right away. The Thanksgiving Day event is at the Sleuth Mystery Theater. You will enjoy a delicious traditional Thanksgiving meal with unlimited beer, wine, or soda and a mystery play. Departure is at 10 a.m., and we will return about 5:30 p.m. Call Kathy Peterson at 873-2929 to reserve a seat. The Christmas Day event is at the ever popular Show Palace Dinner Theater. This is a celebration of Christmas and Hanukkah with a new elaborate production every year. Everyone raves about the holiday shows and enjoys a delicious buffet. Departure is 10 a.m. and we return about 5 p.m. To reserve seats, call Pat Hood at 352237-8533 a.s.a.p. *Please note that most activities are open to OTOW residents only. Lion Dawn Frantz was one of the several members who worked throughout the day on behalf of the Center of the Blind. OTOWCONTINUED FROM PAGE 15 Hospice seeks volunteer 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. T he Cherrywood Craft Show was a resounding success with more than a score of vendors and hundreds of shoppers. The weather was clear, cool and dry making for an excellent turnout where people found bargains; enjoyed lunch; bought raffle tickets and socialized in the relaxed atmosphere of the clubhouse. Each individual crafter donated a prize to be raffled off for the benefit of Interfaith Food Bank. Thanks to the generosity of the vendors and shoppers, they will receive $233. The Cherrywood Veterans Club sold raffle tickets for two gift baskets and a floral display and collected food for Ritz House. Our Songbirds sold delicious home made bake goods to help support their programs and provide dessert to those who enjoyed lunch. Speaking of lunch, the food was so good that the Entertainment Committee nearly ran out of food but managed to get everyone fed. Thanks to all of you who came and made this event so successful. Thanks also to our volunteers who gave up their time to serve the food; sell the baked goods and provide the raffle tickets. Last but not least, a note of appreciation to Geri who did a great job organizing and coordinating this special event. Next up for Cherrywood is the Community Yard Sale. Read more below.Community yard saleCome one come all to the huge Cherrywood Community Yard Sale on Oct. 20. Beginning at 8 a.m. the residents of Cherrywood will open their garages; their driveways and their yards to all who are seeking great bargains and fantastic deals. You will find tools for your lawn and garden; home or work place. Jewelry and clothing will be in abundance as well as bikes; golf clubs; art work; sporting equipment and home health care items. Find bargain prices on everything and maybe even haggle a little bit to get an even better deal. Dont miss out on this opportunity to find treasures and bargains; necessities and whims. Saturday Oct. 20 from 8 a.m. until noon come out to the Cherrywood Community Yard Sale! Food Drive for Ritz houseMore than three truckloads of food were delivered to Ritz House for Veterans in Ocala. The Veterans Club would like to thank the generous hearts at Cherrywood who put out their donations on Thursday, Oct. 11 for collection. As most of you know, the Ritz House serves our veterans, both men and women, who are facing transition into society after being burdened with addiction and/or emotional problems. They receive counseling, support and a safe place to live while conquering their personal demons (see Spotlight on Excellence article). Through the help of your Veterans Club and the gifts of our residents, these individuals are provided nourishment for not only their souls, but also their bodies. On behalf of our volunteers and the Veterans Club of Cherrywood, we extend a big Thank You to our supportive residents. Bowlers raise funds for veteransThe Veterans Club of Cherrywood would like to thank our bowling league for their unprecedented and overwhelming support in this years fund raising event. On Monday, Oct. 22 in the clubhouse, our bowlers and sponsors will gather to be honored at a luncheon given by the veterans in appreciation for their efforts. Our sponsors being recognized are: Lees Chicken, 9548 S.W. State Road 200. PostNet, 5400 S.W. College Road Suite 302 (next to Publix). Galaxy Lanes, 1818 S.W. 17th St. Craft show was a huge success; yard sale is next C HERRYWOOD ESTATES J E John Everlove Some of the shoppers at the Cherrywood Craft Show. SEE CHERRYWOOD PAGE18 YOU TRIED THE REST NOW TRY THE BEST! 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Friday, October 19, 2012 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 16 ~ Friday, October 19, 2012 www.smcitizen.com CALL TOM OR SUSIE AT 854-3986 To place your food ad in this section! Color RED is free! Read the classifieds Each year the Lions Club sponsors the Veterans Day program, and this year is no exception. The program will take place at the Arbor Club on Nov. 11 at 2 and will be held indoors. Travel ToppersSeats are available for the Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day trips. Be advised that we must adjust our contracts to actual seats sold soon because the venues have people wanting seats. So if you or your friends are interested in either trip, call the appropriate coordinator right away. The Thanksgiving Day event is at the Sleuth Mystery Theater. You will enjoy a delicious traditional Thanksgiving meal with unlimited beer, wine, or soda and a mystery play. Departure is at 10 a.m., and we will return about 5:30 p.m. Call Kathy Peterson at 873-2929 to reserve a seat. The Christmas Day event is at the ever popular Show Palace Dinner Theater. This is a celebration of Christmas and Hanukkah with a new elaborate production every year. Everyone raves about the holiday shows and enjoys a delicious buffet. Departure is 10 a.m. and we return about 5 p.m. To reserve seats, call Pat Hood at 352237-8533 a.s.a.p. *Please note that most activities are open to OTOW residents only. Lion Dawn Frantz was one of the several members who worked throughout the day on behalf of the Center of the Blind. OTOWCONTINUED FROM PAGE 15 Hospice seeks volunteer 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. T he Cherrywood Craft Show was a resounding success with more than a score of vendors and hundreds of shoppers. The weather was clear, cool and dry making for an excellent turnout where people found bargains; enjoyed lunch; bought raffle tickets and socialized in the relaxed atmosphere of the clubhouse. Each individual crafter donated a prize to be raffled off for the benefit of Interfaith Food Bank. Thanks to the generosity of the vendors and shoppers, they will receive $233. The Cherrywood Veterans Club sold raffle tickets for two gift baskets and a floral display and collected food for Ritz House. Our Songbirds sold delicious home made bake goods to help support their programs and provide dessert to those who enjoyed lunch. Speaking of lunch, the food was so good that the Entertainment Committee nearly ran out of food but managed to get everyone fed. Thanks to all of you who came and made this event so successful. Thanks also to our volunteers who gave up their time to serve the food; sell the baked goods and provide the raffle tickets. Last but not least, a note of appreciation to Geri who did a great job organizing and coordinating this special event. Next up for Cherrywood is the Community Yard Sale. Read more below.Community yard saleCome one come all to the huge Cherrywood Community Yard Sale on Oct. 20. Beginning at 8 a.m. the residents of Cherrywood will open their garages; their driveways and their yards to all who are seeking great bargains and fantastic deals. You will find tools for your lawn and garden; home or work place. Jewelry and clothing will be in abundance as well as bikes; golf clubs; art work; sporting equipment and home health care items. Find bargain prices on everything and maybe even haggle a little bit to get an even better deal. Dont miss out on this opportunity to find treasures and bargains; necessities and whims. Saturday Oct. 20 from 8 a.m. until noon come out to the Cherrywood Community Yard Sale! Food Drive for Ritz houseMore than three truckloads of food were delivered to Ritz House for Veterans in Ocala. The Veterans Club would like to thank the generous hearts at Cherrywood who put out their donations on Thursday, Oct. 11 for collection. As most of you know, the Ritz House serves our veterans, both men and women, who are facing transition into society after being burdened with addiction and/or emotional problems. They receive counseling, support and a safe place to live while conquering their personal demons (see Spotlight on Excellence article). Through the help of your Veterans Club and the gifts of our residents, these individuals are provided nourishment for not only their souls, but also their bodies. On behalf of our volunteers and the Veterans Club of Cherrywood, we extend a big Thank You to our supportive residents. Bowlers raise funds for veteransThe Veterans Club of Cherrywood would like to thank our bowling league for their unprecedented and overwhelming support in this years fund raising event. On Monday, Oct. 22 in the clubhouse, our bowlers and sponsors will gather to be honored at a luncheon given by the veterans in appreciation for their efforts. Our sponsors being recognized are: Lees Chicken, 9548 S.W. State Road 200. PostNet, 5400 S.W. College Road Suite 302 (next to Publix). Galaxy Lanes, 1818 S.W. 17th St. Craft show was a huge success; yard sale is next C HERRYWOOD ESTATES J E John Everlove Some of the shoppers at the Cherrywood Craft Show. SEE CHERRYWOOD PAGE18 YOU TRIED THE REST NOW TRY THE BEST! 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Beef OBradys, 11100 S.W. 93rd Court Road. Southern Styles Hair Salon, 8585 S.W. State Road 200 Suite 13 (next to Sav-a-Lot). Swinson Chiropractic, 5481 S.W 90th St. (across from Publix). Our Place Lounge, 7651 S.W. State Road 200 Suite 502 (next to Oasis Restaurant). Sammys Italian Restaurant, 6106 S.W. State Road 200 (in Jasmine Center). Billy Jameson of Southern Styles Beauty Salon. Bill Spangenberg of the Cherrywood Veterans Club. We strongly urge all of our residents, neighbors and friends to patronize our sponsors and let them know that we are grateful for their contributions. Newcomers to CherrywoodAre you new to our community? We would like to invite you to the Welcoming Committee Coffee Hour on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 10 a.m. in the clubhouse. This is an opportunity to meet your neighbors and some of people who run the activities of this very active adult community. In addition, you will receive a handout that gives you some pertinent information about the county of Marion and the city of Ocala that will be helpful to you in moving around town. A wealth of information will be at your disposal as well as a warm welcome and some pretty tasty treats. Call Geri if you can attend this very informal gathering. This is open to everyone who has moved into Cherrywood in the past six or seven months. Bocce Ball Did everyone receive the memo? Bocce Ball now meets at 7 p.m. on Friday evenings. The same group of fun loving players and fans that used to meet on Saturday nights now gathers at the Bocce Court behind the clubhouse for fun and games on Friday If youve never played Bocce this is a great opportunity for you to learn and if you have played, the competition is friendly. Maybe youd just like to watch and cheer on your favorite players; thats OK, too. For a truly enjoyable evening out socializing with friends and neighbors, Bocce Ball is the place to be. Bring a bottle of wine; maybe a few snacks and your sense of humor and youll have a terrific time. Bocce Ball; Fridays at 7 p.m.Halloween at CherrywoodOn Oct. 27, join your friends and neighbors for a gala Halloween Celebration from 6 until 10 p.m. Get your ticket from Geri for only $4. Pick out your scariest and/or funniest costume; the more original the better; and put it on. Grab your favorite liquid refreshments and then come to the clubhouse for a bite to eat from 6 until 7 p.m. Immediately following the meal, Rich Becotte, our resident DJ, will crank up your favorite songs for an evening of dancing and relaxing. There will be a door prize; prizes for best costumes and of course a fifty/fifty drawing as well. For those of you who have been to our dances and parties before, you know how much fun they are. Invite some of those who may not have wanted to attend in the past and let them find out what a blast the parties are at Cherrywood. Halloween is a great time for letting it all go so come on out for our party and join in the fun! Veterans Club open meetingIn October the Veterans Club opened its meeting to all residents so they could get some information on energy conservation and safety from Roy Mitchell of SECO. In November, the Marion County Sheriffs Office is coming to give a presentation on ID Theft; Crimes Seniors and how to look out for the latest scams. This will be an excellent opportunity for all of you care about your security and safety to get answers to your questions and learn new techniques for protecting yourself. Your Veterans Club is doing this to express its heartfelt appreciation for the support Cherrywood residents provide it. The meeting begins promptly at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1. Tickets are not required so just come in; make your self at home and relax for the presentation. You will also get an understanding of the work of your Veterans Club. See you at the Vets Club for this important presentation. Veterans Day ObservanceAt 11 a.m. on Nov. 11, the Veterans Club of Cherrywood will observe Veterans Day. This ceremony is open to the public and all are welcome to come out and honor those who have served and who are serving in this nations military. Our very own Color Guard will present the Stars and Stripes as well as those of the various services. Music will be provided as we honor our nation and each of the branches of service including; Merchant Marine; Coast Guard; Air Force; Navy; Marines and the Army. Our guest speaker for this event is Col. Tom P Currie Jr. USAF (Retired). Col Currie is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy; a Combat Search and Rescue Pilot; a test pilot; and eventually was named director, Global Reach Combined Test Force. He completed his career as the commander of the 418th Flight Test Squadron where he commanded over 500 personnel. Col. Currie has a much more extensive biography than we have room to print here but suffice it to say we honored to have an officer of his caliber as our guest speaker. There will be the traditional laying of the wreath at the conclusion of the ceremony and the playing of Taps. After the Color Guard retires the colors from the parade, the Veterans Club will host its annual Veterans Day picnic. For that event, tickets are required. The cost of these tickets is $7 each for the luncheon of hamburgers; hot dogs; trimmings; soft drinks and dessert. Guests are welcome to bring their own liquid refreshments to the meal. At one in the afternoon, the drawing will be held for the raffle of the two gift baskets and welcome floral display. Tickets for both the raffle and for the luncheon are available at the Veterans Club meeting; from officers of the Veterans Club and most conveniently from Geri in the office. We encourage everyone to come out and pay homage to our veterans on this very special Veterans Day.Songbirds in need of pianistOur own Songbirds are badly in need of people who can play the piano. The Songbirds meet Wednesday from 2 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. to practice for the many public appearances they will make through out this holiday season. Without an accompanying pianist of course, their efforts are useless. You do not have to be a resident of Cherrywood in order to be a part of this great group of talented people. Knowledge of music and playing ability coupled with a commitment to excellence is all that is required.Friday, October 19, 2012 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 18 ~ Friday, October 19, 2012 www.smcitizen.com BY ELOISE HOLLYFIELD ejh2025@gmail.com Opportunities to help others, play, and be entertained constitute this weeks OTOW Happenings. Life South BloodmobileTwo important dates for the first full week of November: Vote for your favorites on Tuesday, Nov. 6 and give a pint of blood to the Life South Bloodmobile on Monday, the day before the elections, Nov. 5. The red, white and blue Life South Bloodmobile will be parked in the Health and Recreation Centers parking lot from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Donate a pint of your precious blood to help save three others in desperate need for your contribution! Roll up your sleeve, spend a half-hour or so donating the precious gift of life to three, yes, three people, who will be able to use your blood! Septembers donors to the Life South Bloodmobile included these following great, good citizens: Richard Copeland; Susan Copeland; Francis Helmuth; Norma Higgins; Evelyn Holiday; Robert Kawalec;Edward Lalonde; Nancy Ludvik; Anthony Maiorino; Roger Mckay; Marguerite Piotrowski; Howard Rutkowski; Lois Reisinger Simone Salesses; Thomas Seitz; Judith Singer; Michael Thomas; Jeralie Walters; and John Wilson! Thanks to all of you! Bowling LeagueThe bowling season is in full swing now, and the league welcomes back all of our bowlers from last year, as well as the following new bowlers: Nancy and Bob Bernabo; Bob and Barbara Lingis; Nick and Louise Zoccoli, and Pat and Mark Monk. The High Hopes team is currently in first place, followed closely by the Lucky Four and the Pin Poppers. The male and female bowlers with the highest current averages are Bill Hull at 184 and Linda McIntyre at 162. Games of 200 or higher have been bowled by Art Buecher with a 252 and a 226, Pete Gorczok with a 233, Jerry Roney with a 232 and a 224, Peter Ingwersen with a 217, Rod Shepherd with 215, Bill Hull with a 211, and Linda McIntyre with a 210. High series with 600 or more include Art Buecher with a 614 and Pete Gorczok with a 605.Lions Club The clubs White Cane Day event took place on Oct. 12 and 13. Donations, which go directly to the Center for the Blind, were accepted by various club members who A chance to help others, play and be entertained worked on a rotating basis throughout the day at WalMart (SR 200), Publix, and Winn-Dixie. The ever-popular Italian Dinner will take place on Nov. 4 at 4 p.m. and in addition to wonderful food, participants will also be treated to great entertainment by TheSidekick Western Dancers, Dr. Justin Ferns with the Doctors, and Karaoke by George. Tickets went on sale Oct. 1 and will continue to be on sale Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8 to 100 a.m. in the H & R Ballroom. This event is open to the public. PLEASESEEOTOW PAGE17 OTOW HAPPENINGS CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 16 Bill Brotherhood; Rich Hurley; Bill Mahar and Marty Duesel with two of three truck loads of food for Ritz House. PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD PAGE19 Theresa Nail Tech, Barbara Stylist, Connie Stylist, Patsy Stylist, Christine Stylist, Jackie Stylist, Lana Stylist, Cindi Assistant 000CXLT 9070 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala 352 854-5566 Welcome Back Our Winter Friends J a c k i e s J a c k i e s Jackies B e a u t y W i t h i n Hair & Nail Salon B e a u t y W i t h i n Hair & Nail Salon Beauty Within Monday Friday 8:30 till Hair Salon Nail Salon and our new hair stylist Teresa a familiar face to many 000CXXM 0 0 0 C X Q K 000CXC4 000CPE0 Brooks & Associates Real Estate, Inc. Brooks & Assoc. 000CXH7 NEW LISTING $84,900 BEAUTIFUL EXPANDED WINTHROP MODEL 3BR, 2BA, 2 car, enclosed Fl. room with temp. glass sliding windows, inside laundry. Spacious home with 1890 sq. ft. living space. MLS #378569 352-989-3162 ONLY $159,900 EXPANDED WESTROSS MODEL Move right in! This stunning Westross has all the special extras on your list. 2/2/2 + den, hardwood, Plantation shutters. MLS #376921 OPEN HOUSE SUN., 12-2PM 8394 82ND LOOP NEW CANDLER HILLS $129,000 Seldom can you get new in a resale occupied only a short time. Painted and tiled a great bargain. 2/2/2. MLS #374892

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Friday, October 19, 2012 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 14 ~ Friday, October 19, 2012 www.smcitizen.com M uch is said about kids ruining English with the texting language they use on cell phones. But, nothing is new. We use many expressions that are really slang; consider the meanings of party animal, paper pushers, goofed up, and kickback. Before that, skidoo was a slang phrase popularized during the early twentieth century. Todays Pun Alley goes back even further to look at the peculiarities of English. There is no egg in eggplant, no ham in hamburger, and neither pine nor apple in pineapple. English muffins were not invented in England and French fries were not invented in France. A guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig. Plurals Well begin with a box, and the plural is boxes, but the plural of ox becomes oxen, not oxes. One fowl is a goose, but two are called geese, yet the plural of moose is not meese. Since the plural of mouse is mice, should the plural of spouse be spice? If the plural of man is always men, shouldnt the plural of pan be called pen? If I speak of my foot and show you my feet, and I give you a boot, would a pair be called beet? Redundancies? When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes. After a number of injections my jaw got number. Upon seeing the tear in my clothes I shed a tear. I had to subject the subject to a series of tests. Will you be able to live through a live concert? The soldier decided to desert in the desert. The insurance was invalid for the invalid. The buck does funny things when the does are present. They sent a sewer down to stitch the tear in the sewer line. Are You Positive? A linguistics professor was lecturing his class. In English, he explained, a double negative forms a positive. In some languages, such as Russian, a double negative is still a negative. However, the professor continued, There is no language where a double positive can form a negative. A voice from the back of the room piped up, yeah, right. ShortsIf the police arrest a mime, do they tell him he has the right to remain silent? One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor. I once had a set of silverplated English alphabet letters, but lost the letters A and B. Now all I have is C to shining Z. One nice thing about egotists is that they dont talk about other people. Is there another word for synonym? I had a nostalgic English teacher who found the past perfect and the present tense. If you ate both pasta and antipasto, would you still be hungry? If you try to fail, and succeed, which have you done? Among the English languages many puzzling words is economy, which means the large size in toothpaste, the small size in automobiles and a debatable term in politics. Why is it called tourist season if we cant shoot at them? ViewpointAn English professor wrote the words, a woman without her man is nothing on the blackboard. He directed the students to punctuate it correctly. The men wrote, A woman, without her man, is nothing. The women wrote, A woman: without her, man is nothing. Done? No English dictionary has been able to explain the difference between the two words complete and finished, in a way thats easy to understand. Some people think there is no difference between the two words; but there is. When you marry the right woman, you are complete. And when you marry the wrong one, you are finished. And when the right one catches you with the wrong one, you are completely finished. ParadoxesIf a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat? Why do people recite at a play yet play at a recital, park on driveways and drive on parkways? You have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a language where a house can burn up as it burns down, in which you fill in a form by filling it out and a bell is only heard once it goes off. When the stars are out they are visible; but when the lights are out they are invisible. Why it is that when I wind up my watch it starts; but when I wind up this column, it ends. The English language has some strange quirks, even on Pun Alley P UN ALLEY D F Dick Frank Bob Evans Corporate announced recently that they are partnering with Deliver the Difference for their 2012 Farmhouse Feast Holiday Promotion. Beginning Oct. 18 and ending Dec. 25, Bob Evans customers in Ocala, Leesburg, The Villages and Clermont will be given the opportunity to donate toward this program as they pay their bills. Each dollar donated will be matched by Bob Evans Farms, Inc. and ultimately go to purchase Farmhouse Holiday Meals for Deliver the Difference to distribute to needy families in the Tri-County area of Lake, Sumter and Marion Counties. For more information about DTD visit: www.deliverthedifference.org. The six restaurants involved locally in this promotion are located at 3535 S.W. College Road in Ocala; 4985 E. Silver Springs Blvd. in Ocala; 11300 S.W. 95th Circle in Ocala; 1205 N. 14th St. in Leesburg; 2199 Parr Drive in The Villages and 2951 S. U.S. Highway 27 in Clermont. Donations can be for any amount that the customers would like to donate. The Bob Evans Farmhouse Holiday Feasts will feed eight people and include turkey, stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, cranberry relish, corn, green beans, seasonal pie and bread rolls and whipped cream. They will be delivered to the families by DTD volunteers for Thanksgiving and Christmas and the families will simply have to heat and serve the meals. Bob Evans Farms, Inc. owns and operates full-service restaurants under the Bob Evans and Mimis Cafe brand names. At the end of he first quarter 2012, Bob Evans owned and operated 565 family restaurants in 19 states. Bob Evans Farms, Inc. is also a leading producer and distributor of pork sausage and a variety of complementary convenience food items under the Bob Evans and Owens brand names. For more information about Bob Evans Farms, Inc., visit www.bobevans.com. Bob Evans Restaurants start effort to help feed the hungry Contact Linda Sisto at 352-509-7245 for more information and to start being recognized for your talents and abilities. AARP Safe Driving ClassOpen to the public, there is just one class that has available seating for the AARP Senior Driving Class. The final class runs from 9 a.m. until noon on Nov. 26 and Nov. 29. Upon finishing this class students will receive a Certificate of Completion. Present this document to your insurance agent and receive a reduction in your vehicle insurance premiums. Rates vary so check with your agent to see how much you will save. This class is free to all veterans; their spouses; dependents; and significant others. For non-veteran AARP members, the cost is only $12 and for all others, $14. These prices are more than reasonable for all that you get. Along with saving money on enrollment and your insurance, students will learn techniques and safety tips that could very possibly save their lives or the lives of their loved ones. There is no price to put on safety. Contact Geri as soon as possible to reserve your seat in this final class. There are limited seats available so act now. Geri can be reached at 352-237-1675. Karaoke Night Coming Friday night, Nov. 9 from 7 until 10 p.m., plan to be at the Cherrywood Clubhouse for a night of real fun. Bill Lavertue will be hosting Karaoke Night for all of our frustrated entertainers; professional singers and amateur crooners. This promises to be a very fun and exciting evening as our residents bring their talents (some of them hidden) to the stage. Who knows, there might be an agent in the audience to discover these stars in the making. Bring a few liquid refreshments; snacks and your talent to the Karaoke night. If you have a favorite tune or familiar song that you want to perform, just jot it down on a piece of paper and give it to Bill. Hell make sure you get the right tempo and volume; as for the key, thatll be up to you. There will be two ways you can please the audience; either by singing or by not singing, but either way youll have a blast. This should be a super social event where good times rule and surprises unfold. See you at Karaoke Night!Flu shots Quick and easy flu shots will be given by professional health care specialists on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 1 until 3 p.m. in the clubhouse. We urge all of our residents to take advantage of these inoculations. No one wants to be sick during the holidays or when there is so much to do here at Cherrywood so be sure to get your shots. Only a few minutes are required to prevent a potentially life threatening illness so mark your calendar and be there. Raffle ticketsThree beautiful prizes are being raffled off at the Veterans Day celebration. You need not be present to win, although it would be great if you were. Two fantastic gift baskets and a floral display welcoming your guests are available for viewing at most of the events here at Cherrywood. You can buy tickets for each one individually. Just put your name on the back of the ticket and put it in the canister for any one of the prizes. The more tickets you buy for only a buck; the better your chances to take home these terrific gifts. Proceeds from the raffle benefit the Veterans Club of Cherrywood and the good works they do. See Geri or a Veterans Club officer for tickets. Tickets are also available at most of our many functions. Christmas trip to BiloxiIP Casino is the destination for this CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 18 Marty Duesel; Rich Hurley and Bill Mahar at the Ritz House in Ocala. PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD PAGE23 000CWPW Junque Sale Ocala West United Methodist Church 9330 SW 105th St. Donations will be accepted at the PODS in the back of the church parking lot on Saturday, 8am til noon Oct. 20. After that, all donations can be made at Stanfield Hall. Bake Sale All Proceeds donated to charities! Thursday, Friday October 25 & 26 8am 5pm Unbelievable Bargains ANNUAL 000CYOP 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 Mon., Nov. 5 11:00 a.m. Logans Roadhouse 2621 S.W. 19th Avenue Mon., Oct. 29 11:00 a.m. Oasis Restaurant 7651 SR 200 Circle Sq. Plaza Thurs., Nov. 8 10:30 a.m. Golden Corral 2111 S.W. College Road Tues., Oct. 23 11:00 a.m. Mimis 4414 SW College Rd. Wed., Oct. 24 9:30 a.m. 000CXVM 8810 SW SR 200 Suite 107, Kingsland Plaza Across from Pine Run352-291-7626 Mon. Fri. 9am -5pm, Sat. 9am 2pm Stop and visit us before you buy! We Guarantee Lowest Prices in Ocala! Service Loaner Available. 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Christs Church of Marion CountySaturday, Oct. 20: Mens Prayer Group, 8 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 21: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24: Ladies Fellowship and Hobbies, 9 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24: 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.St. Jude Catholic CommunityThe Bereavement Group for those grieving the loss of a loved one will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 1 p.m. Meetings are open to anyone in the community with a need to share their feelings of grief. Please call the church office at 352-347-0154 prior to each meeting you plan to attend. Creole Masses for the Haitians in our community are celebrated every second and fourth Sunday of the month at 5 p.m. The next date is Oct. 28. The St. Jude venue for used items, Anthonys Attic, is open every Wednesday from 9 a.m. until noon. Stop by and browse. Beginning this month, as part of our new Adult Faith Formation Program, we are offering a study series on the Introduction to the Bible in the Catholic Church. Dates are Thursdays, Oct. 18, 25, Nov. 8 and Nov. 15. Classes will be held in our Parish Hall from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. There is no cost. Any one wishing to attend must pre-register with the parish office 352-347-0154. A special celebration honoring the Virgin of Guadalupe will begin on Friday, Oct. 26 from 5 until 8 p.m. The celebration will continue on Saturday, Oct.r 27 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. All are invited to attend. The feast of our patron saint, St. Jude, will be celebrated on Monday, Oct. 29, with a special Mass at 6 p.m. featuring special music by our three choirs. Haitian St. Jude soup reception will follow in the Parish Hall. Maranatha Baptist ChurchAwana news The AWANA (Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed) program continues every Sunday evening from 6 to 7:30 p.m. 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 352-347-5683. Young peoples programs Each Wednesday evening at 6:45 p.m. a Youth Bible Study (L.I.G.H.T.) is held at the church. Maranatha fall festival On Saturday, Oct. 27, from 5-7 p.m., Maranatha Baptist Church will host Maranathas Fall Festival. This will be an event for the community, and families are invited to participate. There will be lots of games and prizes, including a dunk tank, bounce house, games and food. Come and enjoy a fun time. 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. Pink Shabbat at Chabad In support of all women facing the daunting challenge of cancer, we are proud to present a special Shabbat dinner featuring pink-themed decor and food, but most importantly support and solidarity with our fellow sisters. You may or may not have had a close relative or friend deal with this challenge, but this is an event for everyone to support those who really need it. Have you thought of participating in an enjoyable and easy Shabbat experience? Well here it is! At Friday Night Live, you will experience a combination of a joyful, meaningful and upbeat Kabbalat Shabbat Service followed by a 4 course traditional Shabbat dinner. The melodious tunes of the traditional but contemporary Kabbalat Shabbat combined with the tastes of the delicacies of Shabbat will leave you energized, uplifted and ready to take on a new week. No prior knowledge, affiliation, or membership is necessary. No charge but donations to our center are welcome. Friday Night Live will take place this Friday night, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m. at the Chabad Jewish Center of Marion County. 3509 S.W. 34th Ave. Circle. RSVP required or for further information please contact Chabad at 352-291-2218 or e-mail us at info@jewishmarin.org. For more info or to find out about our many programs and services please visit our website www.JewishMarion.org Services will also take place on Saturday Shabbos, Oct. 20 10 a.m. followed by Torah Reading and a kiddush/lunch. Community CongregationalThe people of the Community Congregational Church of Marion Oaks would like to invite you to join them in a special service honoring veterans on Nov. 11 at 6 p.m. Here is our opportunity to express heartfelt thanks to those who have given so much. An honor guard from each of the services will post the colors and all veterans are encouraged to attend. A time of light refreshment will be held in the churchs fellowship hall following the service. The Community Congregational Church of Marion Oaks, is at 15050 S.W. 29th Terrace Road, in the heart of Marion Oaks. First CongregationalJoin members of First Congregational United Church of Christ on a fundraising cruise aboard Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Freedom of the Seas departing on May 5, 2013 to the Eastern Caribbean. A deposit of $250 per person is due by Nov. 1. For more information, call 352-873-6779 or 352-237-2309. Friday, October 19, 2012 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 20 ~ Friday, October 19, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Religion Oct. 19, Friday, fish or shrimp 5 to 7 p.m.; David Baldwin Karaoke 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 20, Saturday, Auction night 6:30 p.m.; chili, burgers and dogs 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 21, Sunday, Bar Bingo 4 to 6 p.m.; football in the social quarters. Oct. 22, Monday, LOOM meeting 7 p.m.; coney dogs all day. Oct. 23, Member appreciation 3 to 5 p.m. Oct. 24, Wednesday, Bingo 1 p.m. (open to the public), Lunch menu until 3 p.m.; officers meeting 6:30 p.m. Oct. 25, Thursday, cards, 1 p.m.; shuffleboard, 7 p.m.; wings, chicken strips or burgers, 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 26, Friday, fish or shrimp 5 to 7 p.m.; Elvis is in the house, dinner show 6 to 10 pm. West Marion Moose Lodge 2356, open for members and qualified guests, is at 10411 S.W. 110th St., one mile north of State Road 200 across from Oak Run entrance. Phone is 352-854-2200. Moose Lodge events O ak Runs health fair will take place on Thursday, Oct. 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Palm Grove. Many professionals will be on hand to answer your questions and various screenings and tests will be available, including hearing and blood pressure. Everything is free at the fair. No appointments are necessary. Come in to browse and speak with the many physicians and health care representatives participating. Baby Boomer ClubIts Hard Rock time again! All boomers and guests are welcome to join us Dec. 4 as we hop on the bus to the Hard Rock Casino. Tickets will be on sale Tuesday, Oct. 23, in the Orchid Club lobby from 9 to 11 a.m. Just $21 gets $25 in free play, a $5 food voucher and bus transportation, including gratuity. What a deal! The bus leaves promptly from the Palm Grove lot at 11:30 a.m. and departs the Hard Rock at 6:30 p.m. Call Adele at 352854-4963. Laurel Oaks The annual harvest dinner will be held on Sunday, Oct. 28, at the Orchid Club. A delicious turkey dinner buffet will be prepared by ROGC. Full details can be found in the flyer that was left in your cubby. Folks, this is a neighborhood get together. You will have the opportunity to meet your neighbors, find out what is happening in the neighborhood and just plain have a good time. There will be a 50/50 to benefit the Interfaith food pantry. If you require transportation or have a question or comment concerning the dinner please call Paula at 352-237-4550. Lets make this a record breaking turnout for Laurel Oaks! Looking forward to seeing you at the harvest dinner.Oak Run Christmas PartyThere will be a Christmas party open to all Oak Runners on Dec. 8 at Palm Grove from 5 to 10 p.m. Catering will be by Royal Oaks and the menu will include ham or chicken, salad, and dessert. Special diets can be accommodated. Entertainment will be by Homer Noodleman, a multi-talented entertainer, who puts on a variety show that includes comedy, impressions and instrumentals. There will also be music for dancing. Tickets at $19 per person will be available in the Orchid Club lobby from 8 to 10 a.m. on Oct. 27 and Nov. 10. Passport Show: The Ditchfield Family SingersThe 6th Passport Show of 2012 will take place on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Palm Grove. The Ditchfield Family Singers are acclaimed for their close harmony and wide variety of musical styles. Individual tickets will be on sale Monday, Oct. 29 from 8 to 10 a.m. in the Orchid Club card room and Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 9 to 10 a.m. in the Orchid Club lobby, Cost is $15 per person. Make your check payable to ORHA; please no cash. Tuesday is bingo nightCome and join your friends and neighbors for a fun night of bingo. Doors open at 3 p.m., cards sales are from 4 to 5:45 p.m., and games begin at 6 p.m. Remember no one under 18 years of age is allowed in the Orchid Club during games. All residents and overnight guests must wear visible name tags or pool tags The snack bar will be open. Bingo is currently in need of volunteers. Please contact Dee Spath at 352237-9364 if you would like to help. Oak Run TravelOur recent trip on Oct. 7 to the Show Palace to see Sound of Music was a huge success. Residents raved about the show and said the food was excellent on the buffet. We have more trips to the Show Palace in the fall-winter brochure so check out trips number 6, 18, 25. Tickets available for upcoming trips: There are a few seats for our Nov. 8 trip to Tampa Hard Rock; call Wayne and Howardean Krueger. We have just a single ticket available for the Singing Christmas Tree on Dec. 8; call Kitty Trichel for information. Also a few tickets are still available for A Show Palace Christmas on Tuesday, Dec. 25; call Rita Stotz. All you cruisers pay special attention! There are still a couple of cabins remaining for our Eastern Caribbean cruise on Royal Caribbean, hosted by John Cassabianca. Sail on March 3, 2013, for 7 days, cruise the tropics on the fabulous Allure of the Seas. The ship itself is a destination so if you should choose not to go ashore at the ports of call you will have plenty to do and see on board. Three of the most interesting places are the Promenade, Boardwalk and Central Park. The Promenade features a levitating bar which ascends and descends over three decks while you sit and enjoy your favorite drink. The Boardwalk has a carousel, Johnny Rockets diner and a Seafood Shack, plus 2 rock climbing walls and the Aqua Theatre where divers plunge from 50 feet into a pool that must look the size of a postage stamp. Central Park feels like a walk in the park with live trees, shrubbery and even a few birds flitting around. This is where the various specialty dining venues are or you can just sit on a park bench with a cup of coffee and never feel like you are on board a ship at sea. ORWGAThe winners of the Oct. 4 low net tournament are listed in order of finish in each flight. Flight A: Marti Babb, Donna Huffman, Marge Rymarcsuk; Flight B: Sue Elie, Janet Sutphen, Bev Schaesel; Flight C: Health fair scheduled for Oct. 25 at Palm Grove O AK RUN C W Carol AnnWheeler PLEASESEEOAK RUN PAGE30 Evangelical Lutheran Church joyocala@embarqmail.com Edward Holloway, Pastor 7045 SW 83rd Pl., Ocala (352) 854-4509 Nursery Provided 000CPSM S u n d a y W o r s h i p 8 : 1 5 a m & 1 1 : 0 0 a m S u n d a y S c h o o l 9 : 4 5 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 000COJM 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 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 000CG1V 11251 S.W. Highway 484 (1.3 Miles West of State Road 200) 352-465-7272 Sunday 8:00 A.M. Holy Eucharist 10:00 A.M. Holy Eucharist Tuesday 9:00 A.M. Morning Prayer, Mass, and Healing Thursday 9:00 A.M. Morning Prayer, Mass, and Rosary Weekday Groups: Tues. & Thurs. Noon AA Tues. 6:30pm Cub Scout Pack 508 2nd Sat 8am Fellowship Breakfast at IHOP E p i s c o p a l Episcopal C h u r c h Church o f t h e A d v e n t of the Advent 000CNOY adventepiscopal.net 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 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 000CVFC M ANAVU M INISTRIES P RESENTS MESSIANIC times of our lives.. Something new, Friday evening meeting and study, 7:30 pm Develop a deeper relationship with your Messiah! Call for information 687-4573 Meeting at the Mishkan Congregation Building 6675 SE Maricamp Rd. Ocala, FL 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 C E D 2 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. 000CC78 Everyone is welcome Thomas Markham, Pastor 352-237-6950 9644 SW Hwy. 484, Near State Road 200 0 0 0 C B 9 3 We chose FPC of Ocala because of the wide diversity of ages and ministries and because of our new churchs generous commitment to local and international mission ~ OTOW residents from Michigan Welcome to the FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF OCALA 511 SE 3rd St (In historic district. Stay on SR 200 into town and then turn right on 3rd St.) Faithfully serving Jesus Christ in Marion Co. and the world since 1857 and still growing! 629-7561 www.fpcocala.org S OUTH M ARION C ITIZEN D IRECTORY A SK FOR M ICHEL N ORTHSEA AT 854-3986 The Reason to Believe... 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lunch. After all, it is my lunch. I had a great time selecting things from the menu that had nothing whatsoever to do with vegetables. Vegetables are all right in their place, but their place is not on my lunch plate, especially when my wife is not present. I had a scrumptious lunch and then top it off with a nice slice of apple pie la mode. Life does not get any better than this. I sat back in my chair, rubbed my stomach and felt good about the world around me. I was even beginning to think that there might not be so much wrong with malls after all. Finally, it was time to take my ticket up to the cashier and pay for my lunch. I was in for a very rude awakening. I presented my ticket to the cashier and pulled out of my wallet enough cash to cover the ticket. Im sorry, sir, the woman behind the cashier said. We dont accept cash in this restaurant. I was in a good mood and laughed as though I was the vice president of the United States. Thats a good one, I complimented her. Sir, we dont take cash here, she insisted. We are not set up for cash; all we take are credit cards. About this time, I realized she was not joking. I found myself in the proverbial pickle with only cash on my person and no credit card. But all I have is cash. Finally, the manager of the restaurant was called to the front, I was able to settle my ticket with him, giving him cash and he used his credit card to pay the ticket. What is this world coming to when you cannot use cash anymore? What is better than cash in my thinking is Gods gift. For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord (Romans 6:23 KJV). Unlike cash, Gods gift to me will never go out of style.Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866-552-2543 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.comFriday, October 19, 2012 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com 12 ~ Friday, October 19, 2012 www.smcitizen.com SNYDER CONTINUED FROM PAGE 11 O ne of the most beautiful and meaningful ritual objects in Judaism, is, in my opinion, the tallit or prayer shawl. This biblically mandated item has for centuries characterized the Jew by its distinctive design and has served as a powerful spiritual symbol of Gods protection. The idea for the tallit comes from the Book of Numbers (Num.15: 37-40) where Moses is instructed by God to bid the Israelites to put fringes on the corners of their garments so as to act as a reminder to follow Gods laws and not be tempted to engage in pagan practices like the nations around them. It was a custom in Bible times, to attach a talisman to ones clothing but in the case of the Israelites, their purpose was for the pursuit of moral and ethical living. As time worn on and costumes changed, the fringes were worn on a portable garment, i.e. a shawl-like garment which could fit over ones everyday outfit. When, during history and times of persecution it became dangerous to advertise that one was a Jew, a small garment worn under clothing, called a tallit katan, was worn. This garment is mainly used today by Orthodox Jewish men, where dangling from under their coats or peeking out from under shirts, the telltale fringes or tzizit can be seen. In times of persecution, these fringes could be hidden to avoid detection. Today, the tallit is a proud symbol of Jewish spirituality. It is worn at all morning services and at Kol Nidre, the eve before Yom Kippur. Traditionally, it is worn during the day so that one may be able to see the fringes. The custom for wearing the prayer shawl on Kol Nidre originated with the idea that all Jews, rich or poor were equal before God on the eve of the Day of Atonement and when dressed with a tallit, all were uniform. The tallit is often kissed reverently during a portion of the service Jews call The Shema, the statement of Jewish faith that God is one. During the passage from Numbers that mention the fringes, they are gathered together and lightly kissed in devotion. The tallit and its fringes are also used when a person is called up to the Torah to make the blessing before the reading. This act is called an alliyah, from the Hebrew word meaning to go up. Here the worshipper takes a corner of the tallit, touches it to the portion being read, and then kisses the fringes. This shows devotion to the Torah and its precepts. When the tallit is first put on, many Jews raise it over their heads as a kind of tent or shelter before beginning prayer. This beautiful act of spirituality symbolizes the Shekhinah, or presence of God. In this Wrapped in Spirituality: The Tallit J UDI S JOURNAL J S Judi Siegal case, the tallit acts as a kind of tent of protection for the worshipper. Keeping this concept in mind, in my Reconstructionist congregation, we drape the tallit over our neighbors heads so that we are all under Gods tent of peace during a portion we call the Blessing of Peace. In more traditional synagogues, it is called the Priestly Blessing, when in the time of the Temple in Jerusalem; the priests would bless the people. A tallit can also be used as a chuppah or wedding canopy. In this case, the shawl is held aloft by four poles attached to each of the sides. The bride and groom stand under this canopy while the wedding officiant makes the traditional seven wedding blessings. In keeping with this wedding concept, the same idea is applied when a new Torah is dedicated in a congregation. The community is symbolically wedded to the Torah in a commitment of love and devotion. In 2010, I stood under such a canopy when our congregation dedicated our Torah. A tallit can be found in many lengths and sizes from one especially for the thirteen-year-old bar/bat mitzvah to oversized ones for taller men. The fabrics can range from silk, wool or permitted synthetics but cannot contain shatnetz, a forbidden mixture of wool and linen. (See Wearing a Kosher Suit in October 5 edition of the South Marion Citizen) The designs are varied but popular themes are cityscapes of Jerusalem, Jewish stars, Lions of Judah and the matriarchs and patriarchs. While the traditional colors consist of black or blue stripes along the bottom, modern tallitot come in a variety of hues, some mimicking Josephs coat of many colors. Many people design their own tallit reflecting their individual needs and symbolism. While traditionally worn only by men, in liberal branches of Judaism, women have taken on this mitzvah (commandment) and have used it as a vehicle for self-expression. The important parts of the tallit are the fringes. This is what I call Jewish macram. This series of proscribed knots is attached to all four corners of the tallit. There are eight strands of yarn or string used to make the fringes, called tzizit. The letters in Hebrew for this word add up to 600, since letters in Hebrew also stand for numbers such as in Roman notation. If you add the 600 and the 8 strands and 5 knots, which are made in each corner, we have 613, which are the number of commandments in the Torah. Since the tallit is considered holy, worn tallitot are buried with respect in a Jewish cemetery. And at the end of life, some Jews elect to be buried in their tallit, thus wrapping the soul in spirituality on its way back to the creator. Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com Amendment 8Summary of Amendment (from Division of Elections site): Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution providing that no individual or entity may be denied, on the basis of religious identity or belief, governmental benefits, funding or other support, except as required by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, and deleting the prohibition against using revenues from the public treasury directly or indirectly in aid of any church, sect, or religious denomination or in aid of any sectarian institution. Arguments for:Supporters say the amendment would allow the state to fund programs that provide a valuable public service but are currently denied that funding because they are affiliated with religious organizations. They also say the current law that denies funding to religious groups was passed in 1885 and is rooted in anti-Catholic bias and should be removed from the states constitution. Arguments against:Opponents say the amendment would eliminate a long-established component of the separation of church and state that prevents the government from funding groups that espouse religious beliefs. They also say the anti-Catholic bias cited by supporters of the amendment was not a motivation for the laws passage in 1885 and, even if it were, that bias no longer exists and should not be a reason for eliminating the ban on funding religious groups. Should the states ban on funding religious activities be repealed? Amendment 8 revives longstanding debates over the separation of church and state. If passed, it would repeal a 126-yearold provision in the state constitution that prohibits taxpayer funding of religious institutions. The provision commonly known as the no aid provision states more unequivocally than the U.S. Constitution that state funds not be spent directly or indirectly in support of any entity that promotes religion. If passed, Title on Ballot: Religious Freedom Sponsor: The Florida Legislature Note: This proposal was known as Amendment 7 until a legal challenge by opponents led to the rewriting of some of the ballot language and its reinstatement on the ballot as Amendment 8. This is the reason there is no Amendment 7 on the 2012 ballot. What it would do: This amendment would remove the prohibition in Floridas Constitution that prevents religious institutions from receiving taxpayer funding. If You Vote Yes: A yes vote means you want to remove from the Florida Constitution a prohibition against the state funding religious institutions and replace it with a provision that prohibits the state from denying funding to institutions based on religious affiliations. If You Vote No: A no vote means you want to retain the provision in the Florida Constitution that prohibits the state from funding religious institutions. PLEASESEEAMENDMENT 8 PAGE29 Amendment 9Summary of Amendment (from Division of Elections site): Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to authorize the Legislature to provide by general law ad valorem homestead property tax relief to the surviving spouse of a military veteran who died from serviceconnected causes while on active duty or to the surviving spouse of a first responder who died in the line of duty. The amendment authorizes the Legislature to totally exempt or partially exempt such surviving spouses homestead property from ad valorem taxation. The amendment defines a first responder as a law enforcement officer, a correctional officer, a firefighter, an emergency medical technician, or a paramedic. This amendment shall take effect January 1, 2013.Arguments for:It helps the families left behind when a veteran or first responder dies in service to his country or community.Arguments against:It takes a bite out of the tax revenues schools and local governments need to provide services.Should the spouses of military veterans and first responders killed in the line of duty be exempt from paying property taxes? Amendment 9 grants full homestead property tax relief to the surviving spouses of military veterans who die from service-connected causes while on active duty, and to the surviving spouses of police, firefighters and other first responders who die in the line of duty. In short, the surviving spouses will not pay property taxes. For a spouse to be eligible, the deceased veteran or first responder must have been a permanent resident of Florida as of Jan. 1 of the year they died. First responders are defined as law enforcement officers, correctional officers, firefighters, emergency medical technicians and paramedics. The proposed amendment covers full-time, part-time and volunteer first responders. Surviving spouses of veterans or first responders who died years ago can apply for eligibility retroactively if Amendment 9 passes, although the tax relief is for future taxes only; they will not receive reTitle on Ballot: Homestead Property Tax Exemption for Surviving Spouse of Military Veteran or First Responder Sponsor/Originator: The Florida Legislature What it would do: This would grant a full property tax exemption to the surviving spouses of military veterans who die while on active duty and to the surviving spouses of first responders who die in the line of duty. If You Vote Yes: A yes vote means you want the state to grant the full homestead exemption to the surviving spouses. 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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 0 0 0 C E E W Sunday Bible Study 9:30 a.m. Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Pastor: Matt Hunt Assoc. Pastor Kevin Hunt (Independent) 6158 SW Hwy. 200 Jasmine Plaza Ocala, FL 34476 873-4705 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.) 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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 Located a mile west of SR 200 at 10260 SW 110th Street (turn west across from the entrance to Oak Run) Expository Bible Teaching Traditional Services Sunday Worship at 10:00 AM Wednesday Bible Study 6:30 PM 000C8RA Community Church TIMBER RIDGE Wil Clawson Pastor Teacher 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 000CMHV 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 Rabbi Zeev Harari Affiliated with the Union for Reform Judiaism 000CHQO First Congregational United Church of Christ A Progressive Community of Faith in the Heart of Central Florida Sunday Worship 10:30 am Adult Bible Discussion 12:00 Noon God is still speaking, Jesus didnt reject people. Neither do we. 7171 SW SR 200, Ocala, FL 352-237-3035 uccocala.org Dr. H.W. McSwain, Jr., Pastor Phone (352) 861-9080 Sunday Services 10:30 a.m. 6:00 p.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Monday Morning Christians JOIN US IN WORSHIP 9045 SW 60th Ave. Ocala, FL 000BT4Z Bible Studies Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Minister Anthony Smith Southwest Christian Church S OUTH M ARION C ITIZEN D IRECTORY A SK FOR M ICHEL N ORTHSEA AT 854-3986 The Reason to Believe... Worship Call to 682184

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Friday, October 19, 2012 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 22 ~ Friday, October 19, 2012 www.smcitizen.com pital environment. Munroe is so great today because of MRMCs hard work. Because of that hard work, we are fortunate as a community to have some of the largest and best recognized names in the health care industry interested in leasing our hospital and becoming part of our community. We do not have to tax our citizens in order to have great quality health care for all our citizens. The opportunity we have today should not be put off to see if MRMC is able to be financially viable three years from now when the revenue from the bonds is exhausted while the citizens still have two to three years of taxes to pay for health care. We can have a financially viable hospital today and we dont have to tax the citizens $65 million dollars on the chance that MRMC will still not be financially viable three years from now. Vote NO for bonds for Munroe. HANRATTYCONTINUED FROM PAGE 10 I am the kind of person who likes to do business with cash on the barrelhead. I do not like credit because it has a way of biting you in the end. When you have a credit card, there are fees to beat the band. I do have a credit card but I have it hidden so well that I have not been able to find it for seven weeks. I just do not like using it. The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage always warns me about the possibility that someone can steal my credit card. Ha ha, I say in defiance to her warning. I am never worried about that. If anybody can get money out of my account with my credit card, I would like to work with them and go 50-50 on it. Every time I need money, my credit card is empty. I think there is a conspiracy in this whole thing. Nothing is more embarrassing than going to a checkout counter to pay for goods that I intend to purchase and my credit card is denied. The reason I was using the credit card at the time was I did not have any cash in my pocket. Now, I have no cash in my pocket and my credit card is just grinning at me refusing to cough up the money needed for purchasing these goods. I hate my credit card. And it is reciprocal. My credit card hates me and tries its level best to embarrass me every chance it gets. When I do business, I want to know that I have done business. Nothing is more satisfying than completing a financial transaction with cash. I have noticed a dangerous trend in the area of business in our country. There is a tendency away from cash. I do not understand it. I think the simplest thing to do would be to pay cash for something. Cashing in on a cashless society But no, some people think that is so old fashioned that they have to come up with something new. Now they have this newfangled thing that you can pay your bills online. What is that all about? I like to see the person I am paying and hear from them their gratuitous Thank you, for the transaction. I was just getting used to writing checks and now I do not have to use my checkbook anymore. My creditors want me to pay online. When will all this craziness stop? If cash was good enough for Benjamin Franklin, it certainly is good enough for me. Then the inevitable happened. You know how it is. Well, it happened to me. I went to do a little bit of shopping while I was out of town on a trip recently. I made sure I had cash in my wallet so I stopped at a restaurant in the shopping mall. Normally I do not like shopping malls. I get nervous every time I go into one of these malls wondering if I will ever exit alive. There are just too many people in these malls for my comfort. But the necessity of my trip brought me to this mall and I decided I would treat myself to lunch. One of the great things about treating myself to lunch when my wife is not with me is I can order what I want for my O UT TO PASTOR J S Rev. James L. Snyder PLEASESEESNYDER PAGE12 Plenty to love in novelLIVE BY NIGHT By Dennis LeHane Diehard LeHane fans will find plenty to love in his latest novel, a bit of historical fiction detailing the Prohibition era. Protagonist Joe Coughlin, youngest son of a corrupt police official, turned to crime as a teenager because it was fun and he was good at it. When the story begins in 1926 young Coughlin is making two deadly mistakes; he robs a gangsters poker game, then he makes love to the gangsters molla woman so transparently bad news you have to question Joes ntelligence. All of this leads to a twoyear prison stint where his life is saved only because an elderly mafia boss, Maso Pescatore, takes him under his wing. Here, as elsewhere, despite violence the tempo slows and the story bogs down. Much of this part seems padded. Still, you have to hand it to LeHane. He knows how to grab the readers attention in the first paragraph of the book: Some years later, on a tugboat in the Gulf of Mexico, Joe Coughlins feet were placed in a tub of cement. Twelve gunmen stood waiting until they got far enough out to sea to throw him overboard, while Joe listened to the engine chug and watched the water churn white at the stern. And it occurred to him that alB OOK MARK P W Pat Wellington most everything of note that had ever happened in his lifegood or badhad been set in motion the morning he first crossed paths with Emma Gould. (We have to wait a long time to find out how this ended.) Once Joe is out of prison the mob sends him to Tampa in 1929 to oversee their bootlegging operations. At this point the author unleashes bloody gang wars, grisly betrayal after grisly betrayal, and a level of gore unprecedented in a LeHane novel. Between shoot-outs and stabbings we do learn a lot about Tampas early beginnings, much of it eye-opening. Ultimately, my evaluation of Live by Night is this: the characters are fair to good but not great; and the authors attempt to portray the bootlegging life is undermined by his ladling of some pretty unbelievable material. TimberRidge Rehab and NursingBingo Assistant Volunteer will transport residents (within the building) to and from the activity; assist residents need help with the activity. Afternoon shifts available. Therapy Transport Volunteers will transport residents (pushing their wheelchair) back to their room from the therapy room. Morning shifts available. For additional information on volunteer opportunities at TimberRidge, please contact Michelle Jarvis at 352-2917215. United Way Reading Pals Provide 1 hour of volunteer services per designated week at a targeted elementary school for 25 weeks. Read and complete assigned activities with student in the media center during the school day. Training provided. Start date August 20. For additional information contact Jan Hathaway, 352-732-9696 Administrative Assistant Volunteers are needed on short notice for projects such as mailings, counting, sorting, etc. For additional information contact Faith Beard at 352-732-9696. Salvation ArmyBell Ringers Bell ringers will be located at retail locations and public spaces and will ring the bells, greet the public and thank contributors. Monies received will be picked up at the kettle location or deposited in a pre-determined location. Shifts will be 1-2 hours. Training will be provided. Food Server Food servers are always in demand. Three meals per day are served at the Center for Hope Soup Kitchen. On Thanksgiving Day a meal is also served at Evangeline Booth Garden Apartments. Shifts are 1-2 hours. Angel Tree Volunteer During the second week of December volunteers sort donated gifts. During the third week of December volunteers assist with the distribution of food and toys to clients. After the distribution is complete volunteers assist with after Christmas clean up. For additional information on any of these volunteer opportunities, call Shirley Hsu at 352-629-2004 ext. 306. Interfaith Emergency ServicesVolunteers are needed to serve as greeters for people making donations, to assist with packing and distributing food and in the retail operation. If you can help, contact Nita Nelson at 352-629-8868. First United Methodist Church First UMC is seeking volunteers to assist with sorting and distributing clothing, bath and personal products, and meal assistants. Please contact Evelyn McRae at 352-633-4344. This file is compiled by Joyce Wright, who can be contacted at 352-291-4444 or via email to wrightj@cf.edu Lend a hand R.O.M.E.O. Club holds picnic On Saturday, Oct. 6, the R.O.M.E.O. Club held its fourth annual picnic at the OTOW conference center with 30 members participating. The cause this year for celebrating was that the club membership exceeded over 50 members and to recognize the 3 of 4 founders of the club who were able to attend. Also in attendance were Susie Tumelty and Sandy Voight, the clubs newest members. Excess food was donated to the Friendship Firehouse from the event. Website is www.romeoclub.org/ocalafl.htm West Port High plans playMarion County Center for the Arts Omega Theatre Company will present the Pulitzer Prize winning play, You Cant Take It With You, Nov. 2-4 at the West Port High School Performing Arts Center, 3733 S.W. 80th Ave. in Ocala. Performances are Friday, Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 4 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens. Tickets will be available at the door, but can be purchased online at www.westportwolf.pack.org You Cant Take It With You, written by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman, has been entertaining audiences since 1936. The play tells the story of the Sycamore family who at first seem mad, but it is not long before we realize that if they are mad, the rest of the world is madder. In contrast to these delightful people are the unhappy Kirbys. The plot shows how Tony, attractive young son of the Kirbys, falls in love with Alice Sycamore and brings his parents to dine at the Sycamore home on the wrong evening. The madness that ensues convinces Alice that she and Tonys relationship is doomed. The Marion County Center for the Arts (MCCA) is a magnet program for gifted and talented high school students in the performing and visual arts. 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Obama claims he will strengthen the middle class and not raise our taxes. But, we are already being taxed and he pretends that we are not to provide funding for those receiving unentitled entitlements. Similarly when the well runs dry and America cant borrow anymore money; when the wealthy have been taxed to the max whenever Obama gives a new freebie to someone, the middle-class will be required to pony-up ... once again. It simply isnt fair. We absolutely cannot re-lect the current administration. Joe OHara Ocala Some facts about MRMC For almost 3 years I have attended Munroe Regional Medical Center meetings and studied audit reports, financial statements, consultant reports, ratings agency reports, etc. in order to be able to make an informed decision about whether or not to support a tax for the hospital. I will not support the referendum on the Nov. 6 ballot for reasons noted below. First, the proposed property tax addresses the result of the problem, not the problem. The problem is simply that the revenue of a stand-alone hospital can no longer carry the overhead. MRMCs board of trustees has been told that by at least three different consultants but the decision was made more than six years ago to reject the idea of merging with another organization to share that overhead burden. It was assumed that tax support would be obtained. At a board meeting in early 2011 one of the dominant trustees complained to Commissioner Stan McClain, If the County Commission had sold it right, we would already have tax support. He did not say why he felt it was the County Commissions responsibility to sell tax support. Second, the one mill property tax that has been proposed will not solve MRMCs financial problems. This has been discussed and acknowledged openly in recent board meetings where it was referred to as a Band-aid. But, as one trustee stated, It will buy us 2-3 years in which we can hope for a miracle that will allow us to retain control of the hospital. Third, approving the proposed tax will be opening Pandoras Box as tax support for MRMC will never end and it wont remain at one mill. As stated above, the current proposed tax will not solve MRMCs income problem. MRMC would need tax support of at least 2-3 mills to break even and cover routine capital cost. Fourth, collection of a sales tax for the support of indigent care is the fairest method. Under the current law, an indigent care sales tax would bring in about $14 million per year. However, contrary to the propaganda that implies that MRMC is the only indigent care provider in Marion County, they are not and the tax revenue would have to be shared with the other indigent care providers. By MRMCs own estimate they would only receive about 40 percent or $5.8 million of the revenue. From experience I know that it is important to develop a sense of urgency when trying to turn around a financially distressed business. There doesnt seem to be any sense of urgency at MRMC. It is equally important to impose strict cash management procedures. Logic dictates that all proposed expenditures should be reviewed to determine whether they are essential or optional and the optional expenditures should be rejected until the financial situation is stabilized. MRMC continues to make non-essential expenditures. For example, the board of directors recently approved spending $85-100,000 to hire an accounting firm to prepare a 5-year plan. In my experience, this was always the job of the senior financial staff. Apparently MRMCs Chief Financial Officer who is paid $360,000 per year plus bonus ($93,000 in 2010) and his staff are incapable of handling this. There are many more examples. Another item that should be questioned is the $85 million of bad debt expense for fiscal year 2012. Their bad debt expense is normally dismissed as Charity Care and is given as the explanation for their losses. Only about $30 million of this write-off is actually classified as Charity Care. Explain the remaining $55 million. No one likes change, especially when your ego is tied so closely to the status quo, but MRMC is unsustainable in the current business model. We have other good nontax options available (I was particularly impressed with the Duke/Lifepoint proposal.) but those will die with the passage of this tax referendum. Now we must decide whether we are going to accept financial reality and join with a hospital group or agree to pay unlimited taxes to maintain the status quo. Carl Crabtree Ocala Friday, October 19, 2012 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com 10 ~ Friday, October 19, 2012 www.smcitizen.com LETTERSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 9 GUEST COMMENTARY BY JOSEPH HANRATTY The last item on the ballot for the Nov. 6 election is the property tax increasing bond issue for Munroe. You may have received a political ad asking you to vote yes for bonds. Here are eight things they are not telling you: 1. Three hospital systems have made comprehensive proposals to operate the hospital without increasing your taxes while paying off 100 million dollars in existing bonds. 2. All three hospital systems have agreed to provide the same level of indigent care that Munroe currently provides. In fact all three currently provide greater indigent care than Munroe provides. 3. All three hospital systems have agreed to continue to provide OB services so that babies will continue to be born at Munroe throughout the term of the lease. 4. Two of the proposals agree to immediately invest $150 million dollars in the Master Facility Plan that the Directors and Trustees agree is necessary to ensure the future existence of the hospital. One group has agreed to a Master Facility Expansion plan, but has not committed to the $150 million for it. MRMC will not have the ability to do a Master Facility Expansion plan even after taxing Marion County citizens 65 million dollars. 5. All three hospital systems are committed to quality health care. CHS has, on average, higher JAHCO ratings at its hospitals than does Munroe. Duke has the 8th ranked hospital in the nation. HMA is proposing an affiliation with Shands. 6. All three hospital systems have committed to pay from $150 million to 275 million in addition to the Master Facility Expansion Plan and annual capital improvement requirements. This would enable the trustees to invest millions of dollars annually into Heart of Florida to expand indigent healthcare to all of Marion County and not just provide indigent care at the emergency room. 7. The proposed bond will pay for 3 years of annual capital maintenance at Munroe while taxing the citizens for 5 or 6 years to pay for it. 8. This is not a sale of the hospital, but a lease. The Marion County Hospital District will still own the hospital. Despite all the fear tactics you may see in the political advertisements for bonds, they are not telling you the truth. While it is true MRMC has been a great tenant and MRMC has made the hospital a great hospital. However, as a single site hospital, MRMC is not equipped to be financially viable in todays evolving hosEight things hospital bond supporters wont say PLEASESEEHANRATTY PAGE11 years Biloxi get-a-away. From Dec. 23 through the 26th for only $149 you will receive four days and three nights in the fun town of Biloxi, Mississippi. In addition to the three nights accommodations; transportation via a Deluxe Motor Coach with professional escort and $25 in free slot play. You will also get $22 in food coupons. Theres more to this great offer too; a visit to two more casinos. The Hard Rock and the Palace will welcome guests with $15 free slot play to get players started on their winning streaks (hopefully). Dont miss this opportunity for a wonderful time. Join your friends and neighbors for excitement; entertainment; and adventure. Contact your travel director, Natalie at 352-854-4561 for reservations and details. Accordion ClubAll Cherrywood residents are welcome to come out and enjoy the music provided by our own Dick Richards and the Accordion Club. You dont need to play an instrument to appreciate the many talented artists that show up every month for this great evening of entertainment. No two of these monthly events are ever the same because each month different musicians with various instruments show up to play. Youll hear everything from accordions to trumpets; drums to saxophones; guitars to fiddles and everything in between. The musicians likewise have a wide range of skills from beginner to professionals. They bring varying degrees of talent and expertise to their craft but it is always pleasing to the ear. What this means for the audience is a wide array of musical styles and presentations. One thing is for sure among all this diversity; there is always something for everyones taste. If you love music and enjoy being a part of a friendly and loyal group of like minded people, then you should be at the clubhouse from 5:30 until 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 24. Hear the progress of students of all levels as well as the works of professional musicians as they play this free concert. Bring refreshments of your choosing and sit back in the comfort of the clubhouse for an evening of sheer listening pleasure. Spotlight On Excellence Each week we feature a person or persons who have a bright future; an interesting past or who have made a contribution to the quality of life in our community. Occasionally we vary from this format to bring you information of other things that are of interest to the community. This article is one of those exceptions as we present a relatively new concept to service in our community. I am speaking of Ritz House for Veterans in Ocala. Unless you are a member of the Veterans Club or similar organization, you probably arent aware of this facility located at 1205 E Silver Springs Blvd. The Ritz Hotel & Resort was at one time a prime destination for visitors to the Ocala area and it is listed as a Historic Site. Now it represents a partnership between the Veterans Administration of the federal government and the non-profit organization Volunteers of America. This partnership is designed to get homeless Veterans off of the streets. The Ritz House is a historic hotel that fell into disrepair. Thanks to the Volunteers of America with federal grants and much cooperation from local veterans and civic groups, the building has been converted and updated into housing for these distressed individuals. To qualify for admittance, the VA conducts an investigation into each individual to verify that they are in fact eligible for this program. Once this is completed, the Veterans Administration provides a referral to the Ritz House. The program is open to both men and women and has a capacity of fifty residents. Once a person has been referred, they are interviewed by the staff members who explain the rules by which residents must abide. Just a few of these include no drugs or alcohol; that they maintain their individual living quarters and that they attend programs that are offered. On October 4th President of the Cherrywood Veterans Club Bill Mahar along with Rich Hurley, Marty Duesel and this reporter attended a community meeting at Ritz House. The meeting was called to thank those groups and organizations that have assisted Ritz House in all its stages, from planning to grand opening. Over twenty organizations were represented by the more than one hundred guests in attendance. The ceremony was quite impressive as members of Post 284 of the American Legion raised the American flag. This was the same flag that had flown over the U.S. Capitol Building. Program Director for Volunteers of America Wendy welcomed everyone and then turned the microphone over to Rob Thomas who is the administrator of Ritz House. We could tell he was speaking from his heart when he talked about walking veterans into their rooms for the first time. He said that some of them begin to weep in gratitude with one saying, This is the nicest place Ive ever had. Rob admitted that he gets a lump in his throat when he witnesses that. John Kay, a resident, spoke next. He related how he at one time had it all. Through a series of bad decisions and addictions, he had lost his family; his job; his self respect. Now I have hope and determination he stated. Thanks to Ritz house and treatment Im on my way to success. Another resident who was identified only by the name John E spoke to the group thanking everyone for their help. His message was totally summed up when he said, You all matter. The gratitude in his voice and his face spoke volumes as to what he was feeling. Residents can stay at Ritz house for up to two years. They are assisted with addiction programs; psychological support; homelessness; and provided help in finding work. This transition period helps these veterans work through their various concerns and problems giving them hope and support. According to Rob Thomas they, they Veterans, have begun helping each other through sharing their experiences; their concerns and their dreams. When people work together it seems, progress can be made in many different ways. Another help that the Veterans receive comes from an unexpected source. Resident Manager Al Morrison has a little Yorkie by the name of Ruby. Ruby has the run of the place and intermingled with guests in the pavilion prior to and during the program. It is amazing what a little dog can do. Ruby is personable and independent. Shell greet everyone and then move along to her next project whether that be a person; a drink of water or just a little nap in the shade. The residents love her and she in turn loves them. She isnt very well paid and has no college degree but this reporter thinks shes one of the best therapists on the property. When the Cherrywood Veterans Club contingent left the presentation, we were all duly impressed by the work of the professionals and the progress of the veterans. We were also very proud of the work we had done in adopting a room which we had fixed up and made livable a few months earlier. There is still much need at Ritz House. They have mutual kitchen areas to cook their meals but because so many of these people have little or no income, food is always needed. Refrigerators are also needed along with single beds and frames; dressers and cleaning supplies. Because of the generosity of our Cherrywood residents and the diligence of our Veterans Club, we hope to be able to continue to assist these brave men and women as they turn their lives around. On Oct. 11, the Veterans Club held its food drive. Because of you, the residents of Cherrywood, we delivered more than two truck loads of groceries and cleaning supplies to the veterans at Ritz House. They were extremely grateful for the help and we in turn were extremely grateful to be able to offer them this assistance. We congratulate the Volunteers of America and our fellow community and veterans organizations on the success of Ritz Veterans House. We will, with the support of our community, proudly continue to support this worthy and worth while project. From Your ReporterA humorous note concerning the food drive occurred when one of the residents put a bag of garbage at the curb. Apparently he or she looked out, saw the bags that their neighbors had left by their mail boxes and thought it was trash day. All of us got a laugh from that. Some times we all have senior moments, it seems. If you have any comments or suggestions for this column I encourage you to email me at urperssec@yahoo.com and let me know. 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Friday, October 19, 2012 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 24 ~ Friday, October 19, 2012 www.smcitizen.com give the government, primarily the Executive Branch, so much power? Would it be that these are done to give the Executive Branch powers to such a degree that he doesnt need the Congress, taking control away from the House and Senate? They definitely take away power and freedom from we the people! Judge some of them for yourself! #10990, Allows Government to take over all modes of transportation and control of highways and seaports; #10995, Allows Government to seize and control the communication media; #10997, Allows Government to take over all electrical power, gas, petroleum, fuels and minerals; #10998, Allows Government to take over all food resources and farms; #11000, Allows Government to mobilize civilians into work brigades under Governmentsupervision; #11001, Allows Government to take over all health, education and welfare functions; #11002, Allows Government to designate the registration of all persons, with the Postmaster General operating a national registration; #11003, Allows Government takeover of all airports and aircraft, including commercial aircraft; #11004, allows the housing and finance authority to relocate communities, build new housing with public funds, designate areas to be abandoned and establish new locations for populations; #11005, Allow Government to take over railroads, inland waterways and public facilities. These are just a few of the 923 orders, but they speak loudly of the total disregard Obama has for our individual freedom, our right to make our own choices. They do support his idea of remaking us into a one world government and economy, losing our standing as being the greatest nation on the planet. This does sound a lot like our neighbors to the south, Cuba and Venezuela. If you share his vision for America this wont bother you, and you will vote for him. I dont believe many Americans want the government to have this much control over our individual lives. If you do, please just move to another country and stop trying to destroy ours. Wayne Rackley Ocala MotivationThis election in November will be decided by those who are motivated to vote. Watching the news on TV and reading the newspapers, voters are now being told this election is a toss up with the advantage going to Gov. Romney. Leading in the polls does not win an election. It is possible that the president has seen the news and finally realizes that he doesnt own the White House and is in the fight of his political life to keep his job as president. Just four short years ago we were on the edge of another depression when our economy was in a free fall with no light at the end of the tunnel. The job situation has been turned around to the point where many of the jobs that were lost between 2008 thru 2010 have been brought back and many people are working again. You cannot discount the mood of the country being impacted by the number of unemployed and underemployed which has devastated many families. We simply cannot go back to the economic policies of the past where the Republicans believe that cutting taxes and having a smaller income produces more money for our economy and more jobs for our workers. We in Florida were told in our last state election that if you elect me I will create 700,000 new jobs. One of the first official duties of this new governor was to turn down 2 billion dollars of job stimulus money from the federal government because it was not his idea. This money was then sent to other states who created thousands of jobs for their economy while Florida was left struggling and wondering why not us. The best way to be motivated is to understand what is happening to our country and get involved. Do not let political lies determine your future. Jerry Segovis Ocala It just isnt fair! Some people are simply handed entitlements such as Food Stamps, welfare and Medicaid even though they are not entitled to them. The number of people in these programs has increased since 2008. For example, 31 million people were on Food Stamps in 2008, 46 million people now. This occurs because our government mismanages the entitlement process. The problem is made worse when President Obamas nanny-state like, spendtax-borrow agenda is thrust on us. Other people have worked hard for their so-called entitlements such as Social Security and Medicare which are not really entitlements since we paid for them. The Social Security benefits and any pensions we receive are taxed more to help pay for those not entitled to receive entitlements. Once again the middle class must make sacrifices so that undeserving people get their freebies. This nanny-state philosophy is destroying America, and simply isnt fair to the citizens who make these sacrifices. LETTERSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 PLEASESEELETTERS PAGE10 funds for any past taxes paid. The state estimates that this amendment, if passed, would reduce local school and government tax revenues by about $600,000 statewide in the first year it is in effect. The measure won unanimous approval in the House and Senate. There is no organized opposition. Like all amendments, passage requires the approval of 60 percent or more of the voters. If approved, the measure becomes effective Jan. 1, 2013. HistoryState law has granted this property tax exemption to eligible military spouses since 1997. However, the exemption was never enshrined in the state Constitution. If passed, this proposed amendment enshrines that exemption in the state Constitution. Over a two-year span in 2010 and 2011, two dozen Florida law enforcement officers were killed in the line of duty. This amendment is meant to recognize the sacrifice of first responders by extending the same tax relief to their surviving spouses that is currently offered to the surviving spouses of military veterans who died while on active duty. A joint resolution authorizing the Legislature to grant a total or partial exemption to the surviving spouses passed in February 2012. A subsequent bill passed by the Legislature requires the full exemption be granted, which is what eligible spouses will receive if Amendment 9 passes. In The Line of DutyFor the spouse of a first responder to be eligible, the first responder must have died while in the line of duty, which is defined under this proposed Amendment as: While engaging in law enforcement; While performing an activity relating to fire suppression and prevention; While responding to a hazardous material emergency; While performing rescue activity; While providing emergency medical services; While performing disaster relief activity; While otherwise engaging in emergency response activity; While engaging in a training exercise related to any of the above events or activities if the training has been authorized by the employer. Under the proposed amendment, a heart attack or stroke that causes death or causes an injury resulting in death must occur within 24 hours after an event or activity and must be directly and proximately caused by the event or activity in order to be considered as having occurred in the line of duty. The bill requires surviving spouses to obtain a letter from the state or appropriate government entity certifying the death occurred while in the line of duty.PortabilityThe exemption applies for as long as the spouse holds the title to the homestead, is a permanent resident of the homestead, and does not remarry. If the property is sold, the surviving spouse can transfer the exemption to a new primary residence.Economic Impact Without knowing how many surviving spouses may be eligible in any given year, it is difficult to calculate the economic impact on property tax revenues with certainty. However, the state Revenue Estimating Conference estimates that this amendment, if passed, would reduce local school and government tax revenues by about $600,000 statewide in the first year it is in effect. AMENDMENT 9 CONTINUED FROM PAGE 21 Get into the holiday spirit a little early with Ralphie and his gang as A Christmas Story jumps from your television screen to the stage! TBS may show a 24-hour marathon of the beloved movie every year, but Ocala Civic Theatres production will be live on stage for four weeks, from November 1-25. Straight from Cleveland Street in smalltown 1938 Indiana, this is Philip Grecians faithful adaptation of the film, now a modern classic. It's all here: the triple-dog dare and the frozen lamp-post, the Little Orphan Annie decoder pen and the Lifebuoy soap, the blue bowling ball and the pink bunny suit, the Bumpus hound dogs and the Christmas turkey. Above all, this is the story of 10-year-old Ralphie Parker (played by Jonathan Leppert), the wildly imaginative, pint-sized hero of this warmly nostalgic comedy, whose driving ambition in life is to attain a Red Ryder BB gun. The show is narrated by the grown-up Ralph (Patrick Stanley), serving the same role as Jean Shepherds voiceover played in the movie as he reminisces about his childhood. A Christmas Story runs Nov. 1 through Nov. 25. 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Friday, October 19, 2012 ~ 25 www.smcitizen.com L ies, smears, and gaffes have been regular offerings of presidential candidates and political parties since the election of 1800. Thomas Jefferson called John Adams a fool, a hypocrite, a criminal, and a tyrant who was intent on going to war with France. Adams responded by calling Jefferson mean-spirited, a low-life, son of a half-breed Indian squaw and a half-black father. After each had served as president, Adams and Jefferson became friends who corresponded regularly. They died on the same patriotic day July 4, 1826. Presidential candidates Obama and Romney, their campaign staffs, and political action committees have composed enough lies and half-truths to keep fib chasers and fact checkers busy debunking canards and character smears right up to Election Day. In addition to smears and slanders, the candidates have suffered occasional foot-in-mouth blunders. Challenger Romney has been the undisputed winner for the greatest number of brain cramp blunders, tongue twists, and embarrassments. Notwithstanding President Obamas second place finish in the most-blunders category, he deserves first prize for the most revealing gaffe of the campaign: If youve got a business, you didnt build that. Somebody else made that happen. We could accept the presidents claim of good intentions, if he had expressed his prize blunder only once. He liked his business blooper so much that he used it when fishing for encore applauses at subsequent campaign stops. Mr. Obamas supporters insist he was just saying that government makes business success possible by funding education, infrastructure, and research. It didnt sound that way when he added a Siamese clarification: Government creates this unbelievable American system that we have. To the contrary, for more than a hundred years since the beginning of the technological revolution, employers and employees have believed rightly that they financed and made our ever-growing government possible by taking risks, being productive, and paying taxes. Mr. Obama made clear his view of the relation of government to business in his second book, The Audacity of Hope. He said: I believe in free market, competition, and entrepreneurship. He added a reservation: I am angry about policies that consistently favor the wealthy and powerful over average Americans. I insist that government has an important role in opening up opportunity to all. As government has grown like a beanstalk, creation and expansion of businesses have too often had to be accomplished in spite of government obstacles. That may be news to the folks in the White House and Washington bureaucracies, who believe they are missionaries of assistance and cooperation: Hi! Im from the government and Im here to help. President Obama has a broad understanding of American private enterprise, but his life experience has been limited to education, community organizing, and politics. He didnt even have a paper route. To his credit, he has been candid in his admissions that he believes he knows what needs to be done, but he doesnt know how to do it. www.smcitizen.com 8 ~ Friday, October 19, 2012 T here are a lot of people who immediately think no when the prospect of a new tax appears on the ballot. They dont take the time to figure out how much, or how little, it would cost them, or how much the rejection of that tax could affect their lives. On Nov. 6, way down at the bottom of the ballot, under the amendments, theres a tax request from Munroe Regional Medical Center. Its relatively small, but could have a lasting effect on medical care in this community. Let me tell you, again, my story. First, my father. He was a pharmacist who first went to work in the late 1950s at a hospital in Englewood, N.J. I was too young to work by law, but I volunteered for the whole summer, helping him reorganize and categorize his pharmacy. Each bottle had a price written on it it was in code, taking a 10-letter word and translating it into numbers. I also ran deliveries of items throughout the hospital it was there that I first learned the words dextrose and saline but I couldnt deliver medicine, someone had to sign out for that. By the way, theres nothing more disconcerting for a teenager than to start to get on an elevator and be told to wait for the next one, because they were taking a body to the morgue in the basement. That experience got me familiar with hospitals. I eventually went into the newspaper field, and dad moved to Atlanta to work at West Paces Ferry Hospital. From there, he transferred to HCA Marion Community Hospital (now ORMC), but only stayed there a short while. He left HCA and went across the street to Munroe, and stayed there until he retired. Thats how I got familiar with Munroe, even though at the time I didnt live here. Several years ago I walked into a clinic in northeast Ocala. I was having a little trouble breathing, and I honestly thought I might have a touch of pneumonia. But they took one look at me and called for an ambulance, and I was whisked to Munroes emergency room, where I was diagnosed with a-fib in my heart. I stayed at Munroe for a week, and when I walked out (actually they wheel you out), I felt 100 percent better. To this day I am convinced that my cardiologist, Dr. Ali Nasser, and Munroe Regional saved my life. Thats why Im voting in favor of the hospital tax. You can throw all the facts and figures at me, from both sides, that you want. Some of those arguments are strong from both sides, and some of the anti-tax sentiments are covered elsewhere in this edition today. But for me the decision is simple. Because of Munroe I am here today, and I want things to stay just the way they are. Sometimes, dollars and cents arent vital. Sometimes, life and death are more important. So for those of you who are campaigning against the tax so you can save a few bucks, well, I hope youre never one of those being wheeled into the emergency room. But if you are, I hope that people dont look back on this election and say, you know, in the old days, we could have saved him. Munroe, as it is, saved me. And for me, thats all that matters. Jim Clark is the editor of the South Marion Citizen. He can be reached at 352-854-3986 or at editor@smcitizen.com PUBLISHER : GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Citizen The opinions expressed in South Marion Citizen editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns. Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 854-3986. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via e-mail. Names and communities will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Not all contributions are printed. Letters longer than 550 words may be regarded as columns and printed on a space-available basis, and writers will be limited to one contribution per week. The deadline is one week prior to each Fridays issue. Send letters to: The South Marion Citizen Editor, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@smcitizen.com. W ere finallly coming to the light at the end of the amendment tunnel only one more week after this. Today we start with Amendment 8, which has the imposing title Religious Freedom. Sounds great, doesnt it. One of the descriptions says it deletes the current provision in the state Constitution that prohibits taxpayer funding of religious institutions would allow state to use state monies to fund religious institutions and schools. One of the things that people think this would do, at first blush, is clear the way for a voucher program which has been rejected by the courts in the past. Not so fast. The court negated the voucher program because it violated the provision for the state to maintain uniform public schools. So this amendment wouldnt do away with that at all. It would, however, remove the no aid provision, which could lead to attempts to get vouchers back in the future. As we said for another amendment last week, if you want to send a message and are so inclined, feel free to vote yes. But you may end up paying extra taxes to fight the litigation that is sure to follow if there is an attempt to reinstate vouchers. Amendment 9 is a feel-good amendment that could cost the government some money, but we doubt if it would be that much. The amendment provides a homestead exemption for the surviving spouse of military veterans or first responders who died in the line of duty from service-related injuries. It says that the deceased must have been a permanent resident of Florida as of Jan. 1 of the year in which they died. It seems to us that the cost of this amendment would be negligible for local governments. While we feel that losing one military veteran or first responder is one too many, in the total scheme of things there just arent that many as to make this a financial burden. So for the first time in all our assessments, were going to say that this amendment should be passed. Next week, two more tax exemptions and a final amendment about appointing students to the board of governors of the state university system. Well give you a little hint on the latter who cares? S UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Religious freedom and widow exemption An election message worth repeating Jim Flynn Columnist LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Experience means been there, done that Jim Clark Editor READER OPINIONS INVITED Note about lettersLetters to the editor that feature insulting remarks with words such as stupid, ignorant, dumb and racist are being automatically discarded. Also, no political letters will be published after Oct. 26. Looking at Executive OrdersIt is a shame that the only ads Obama can run are promoting class warfare, primarily because he cant run on his record. He wants to shift emphasis to fear of the unknown from the facts that would in themselves prevent his reelection. However there is a real danger that hardly anyone is talking about, one that could destroy individual freedom and our American way of life. Its time to talk about his executive orders. Our Constitution dictates separation of powers through our three branches of government and they provide the tripod needed to insure we maintain our republic form of government, by and for the people. They provide the checks and balances needed to preserve our representative way of governing. Nowhere in the Constitution does it authorize the president to issue Executive Orders, and there were none issued until the following: There were 3 issued by Teddy Roosevelt then FDR, who issued 11 in 16 years; then Clinton, who issued 15 in 8 years; then Bush, who issued 62 in 8 years. There were only 30 issued in total by all of the other previous presidents. I wonder how many of our citizens are aware that Obama has issued 923 executive orders in just 3 years. Republican Democrat or Independent, why wouldnt we question the motives of this action? Why the need to PLEASESEELETTERS PAGE9 The nations most comprehensive sexual abuse reporting law took effect in Florida on Oct. 1, as the state embarks on a statewide kindergarten-based education program to help young children avoid the traps predators set. The law clarifies that all people have an obligation to report suspected sexual abuse of children, regardless of whether the suspected abuser is a parent, neighbor, friend or stranger. Previously, the states abuse hotline only took reports about sexual abuse by a childs caregivers. The law, HB 1355, Protection of Vulnerable Persons, also imposes a fine of up to $1 million on any public or private college or university whose administration or law enforcement agency willfully and knowingly fails to report child abuse that occurs on its campus, in any of its facilities, or at/during college or universitysponsored events and functions. The law is intended to prevent the kind of institutional cover up that allowed the sexual abuse of children to persist for so long in several of the highly publicized national cases. We all knew it was our moral obligation to report child abuse, abuse survivor and advocate Lauren Book said. Now, the Florida Legislature has made it clear that reporting abuse is also a legal obligation with serious penalties. The law takes effect as Florida launches a comprehensive, statewide sexual abuse prevention curriculum in all kindergarten classes throughout the state to educate Floridas youngest students about how to protect themselves from abuse. Called Safer, Smarter Kids, the curriculum was developed by Lauren Books Laurens Kids foundation at the direction of the 2011 Florida Legislature. The bill also: Requires the Florida Child Abuse Hotline to accept child abuse reports even if the suspected abuser is not a direct caregiver. It also makes clear that everyone must report abuse, not just professionals previously specified as mandatory reporters, such as teachers and health care professionals. With this change, Florida has the strongest and the only fully mandatory abuse reporting law in the country. 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Friday, October 19, 2012 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 26 ~ Friday, October 19, 2012 www.smcitizen.com the Citizen Maintain the health of your business Advertise in Saturday, Nov. 3 Dining in the Dark The Florida Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired will be holding 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., Ocala. Tickets are $45 individual and $80 couple. Event includes silent auction, raffle and dinner. Special guest speaker will be Miss Conner Boss, Florida USA contestant who has been legally blind since age 8. For tickets call 352-873-4700 or email admin@flblind.org. Florida Center for the Blind provides classes and instruction at absolutely no charge to teenagers, adults and seniors who are severely visually impaired. Women of the Moose yard saleThe WOTM, (Women Of The Moose) will be having a yard sale on Saturday, Nov. 3 starting at 8 a.m. at the Moose Lodge. Anyone may rent a table /space for $10 (1st come, 1st served). Moose members are asked to donate items to sell. Also hot dogs, hamburgers on the grill will be sold as well as wonderful baked goods. To rent a table /space, donate items or for information call 352-861-2981. Ocala Palms Arts and Crafts FairJoin us at Ocala Palms (located on U.S. Highway 27, one mile west of Interstate 75) on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a delightful day of shopping from a variety of talented crafters and artists. A hot dog lunch will be available for purchase from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; plus, enjoy yummy sweet treats at our morning bake sale. Sunday, Nov. 4 German American Club picnic The German American Club of Marion County will host a picnic on Sunday, Nov. 4, at noon, in Coehadjoe Park. German American food will be prepared by club members and served buffet style. Please bring a dish to share and your own snacks. Music will be provided by Bavarian Oskar. On the day of the picnic, ticket prices will be $7 per member or $10 per non-member. Contact Joe or Liz Dickmann at 352-732-6386 for tickets. Concert at St. Jude We are pleased to have with us once again for our fall benefit concert, Broadway and More Maestro Bill Doherty and members of the Central Florida Lyric Opera. These fine artists have just returned from performances in Italy and prior to our concert will be touring in Osaka and Kyoto in Japan. They are also scheduled for the Lincoln Center in New York. Our Concert will be on Sunday, Nov. 4, at 5 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased at the church office. St. Jude is at 443 Marion Oaks Drive in Marion Oaks. Saturday, Nov. 10 SummerGlen to hold craft fairSummerGlen will conduct its annual holiday and craft fair on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the SummerGlen Grand Hall, 1450 S.W. 154th St. There will be assorted crafts, including handcrafted baskets, gourmet goodies, handcrafted jewelry as well as boutique items. There will be lots of door prizes and much more. Take Exit 341 (County Road 484) off the Interstate, go east toward Dunnellon to Southwest 20th Avenue Road, and follow signs to SummerGlen. Sunday, Nov. 11 Concert at CountrysideThe next Sunday Afternoon Arts at Countryside Presbyterian Churchwill take place on Sunday, Nov. 11 at 3 p.m. in the Sanctuary of Countryside at 7768 S.W. Highway 200, Ocala. Roberta Swedien, classical pianist, will play From Russia with Love, Sergei Rachmaninoff the Preludes. Roberta Swedien has performed on four continents for over four decades in solo, chamber and orchestral concerts, television and radio. Her repertoire ranges from Bach to Elliott Carter. Her training was at the Chicago Conservatory College, Sherwood Music School, Northwestern University and the University of Iowa. In addition to her classical work, she did the sound design for Michael Jacksons HIStory album for which she received a Platinum record. Roberta now resides in Gainesville, after fifteen years abroad, where she teaches piano, voice, theory and composition as well as performing in solo and ensemble programs. The public is invited and admission is free but donations will be appreciated. For further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633. Saturday, Nov. 17 Walk of RemembranceA Walk of Remembrance memorial event will take place on Saturday, Nov. 17 in the serene beauty of Sholom Park at 6840 S.W. 80th Ave. in Ocala. The walk serves as an opportunity to remember a loved one and find comfort in friendship, strength in shared experiences, and hope for healing and happiness. Walkers will enjoy a tranquil stroll through the Labyrinth, partake in the uplifting power of music, and reflect on their experiences privately or with others. Registration opens at 9 a.m. with the first walk beginning at 9:15 a.m.; subsequent walks will leave at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. The program will conclude at noon. The cost is a minimum donation of $10. The donation includes light refreshments and a small gift. Participants may choose to walk the entire morning or select a time slot. Feel free to come and go as you please and enjoy the parks amenities. Please note the parks no pets policy. Hospice of Marion County provides a full spectrum of physical, emotional, psychological, social and spiritual support for patients with advancing illness and their families. Proceeds from the event will continue to support bereaved families and individuals through the Center for Hope and Healing at Hospice of Marion County. For more information call 352-854-5218 or register online www.hospiceofmarion.com/news.html.SummerGlen Country Club garage saleThe SummerGlen community at 1450 S.W. 154th Street Road, Ocala, will host its 6th annual community garage sale with an estimated 150+ households participating on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event is one of the largest garage sales in Southwest Ocala and well worth visiting for bargains galore. You dont want to miss it. From I-75, take exit 341 to CR484 west, turn left at the SummerGlen sign with the fountain, then follow road to the gate. Gatekeeper will hand out map of locations and look for the bright green signs posted on garages. Sunday, Nov. 25 Watch and clock extravaganzaChapter 156 of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors meets every fourth Sunday at 8 a.m. at VFW Post 4781, 9401 S.W. 110th St., Ocala. The November meeting on Nov. 25 is the fall extravaganza, which consists of many of the members parting with everything from a good clock repair book to valuable antique clocks and watches. There will be tools, parts and above all, great camaraderie. All are welcome. Table use fee is $5 per table. There will be free coffee and donuts. The group is not allowed to do any appraisals. More on Page 26 Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com 352-622-3937 museumeyecare@live.com Dr. James A. Muse B o a r d C e r t i f i e d Board Certified O p t o m e t r i c P h y s i c i a n Optometric Physician Our commitment to personalized eyecare... Your eyes are our masterpiece. 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Friday, October 19, 2012 ~ 27 www.smcitizen.com 6 ~ Friday, October 19, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Tuesday, Oct. 30 Hobby auction set at Ramada The Ocala Coin Club will host a hobby auction on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at 6:30 p.m. at the Ramada Convention Center, Interstate 75 and U.S. Highway 27. Baseball cards, coins, currency, precious metals, stamps, tea set, knives, dolls, Hummels, Rockwell, Kinkade, plants, jewerly, dolls, badges, copper, Franklin Mint items, watches and some neat stuff will be available for you to take home. Doors open at 6 p.m. for auction review. Free admission, free parking. This auction is open to the public but you must be a member of the Ocala Coin Club in order to sell items in the auction. This is cash only auction. No buyers or sellers fee. For more information contact Rich Selvar, 352-7485225. Wednesday, Oct. 31 Sheriffs Office Halloween partyThe Southwest District Sheriffs Office will hold a Halloween party on Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the office, 9048 S.W. State Road 200. There will be the usual food fare and various activities, plus visits from special Sheriffs Office personnel. Those who wish may contribute wrapped individual candy by bringing it to the office between now and the party.Trunk or Treat at Our RedeemerOur Redeemer is inviting you to be part of our annual Trunk or Treat event on Wednesday, Oct. 31, starting at 6 p.m. Pizza, cider and cookies will be served in the Fellowship Center that night along with games. The movie Its The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown will be playing on our large screen for any children (or grownups) who wish to see it! The church is at 5200 S.W. State Road 200. Friday, Nov. 2 Two-day quilt show scheduledThe Art of Quilting Along a Country RoadQuilt Show 2012, sponsored by the Country Road Quilters, will take place on Nov. 2 and Nov. 3 at the College of Central Florida, Ewers Century Center, in Ocala from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Admission is $7 per person. There will be a judged quilt show, beautiful quilts, art quilts, Home of the Brave quilts, a silent auction, vendors, boutique, demonstrations, raffle baskets, a quilt appraiser and a vendor to sharpen scissors and knives. For information contact Fred Jones at 352-438-0055.Saturday, Nov. 3 Queen of Peace arts and crafts showQueen of Peace will hold its annual arts and crafts show on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Parish Hall. The event is sponsored by the Council of Catholic Women and will consist of mixed media. Forty plus vendors will provide a variety of products. Many are new to the show this year. This would be a great time to get some of those Christmas gifts on you list. Lunch will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission is free. Queen of Peace Church is at 6455 S.W. State Road 200.Historical Novel group to hold sale The Florida Chapter of the Historical Novel Society will have two tables of resale items at the Beverly Hills Recreation Association flea market on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 8 a.m. to noon. The Recreation Association building is located at One Civic Circle in Beverly Hills at the end of West Lake Beverly Drive off Forest Ridge Boulevard. All proceeds go to support the mission of FCHNS, to promote historical fiction through education and networking opportunities for writers, readers, librarians, editors, agents and publishers. FCHNS holds meetings on the first Saturday of every month from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Community Room of the Central Ridge Library, 425 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Beverly Hills. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, call Marian Fox at 352-726-0162.Main library to hold book saleThe Friends of the Ocala Library will hold their quarterly book sale on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Rooms B and C at the main library on Silver Springs Boulevard. Hardcover books cost 50 cents and paperback 25 cents. For more information, call 368-4591, or go to friendsoftheocalalibrary.org for event or membership details.Fall festival at Ocala West NazareneOcala West Church of the Nazarene presents a fall festival on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 2 to 5 p.m. There will be free food, carnival-style games and good fellowship. The church is at 5884 S.W. 60th Ave. For information, call 352-861-0755. ome! Two-day Rose Show plannedBeautiful roses will abound at the Marion County Rose Societys 17th annual Rose Show and Festival to be celebrated on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 3 and 4, at the Marion County Agricultural Center, 2232 N.E. Jacksonville Road (CR200A), Ocala. This fun-filled event features free admission and is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy prize-winning roses and even display your own blooms! This event will be the first of its kind in the South. Winners of the most beautiful blooms and bouquets, and the most creative and most fragrant rose displays will be decided entirely by the general public. All attendees are invited to enter roses from their private gardens for a chance to win part of $400 in cash prizes. Numerous door prizes will be drawn, and hundreds of roses and other rose-related items will be available for purchase. All attendees who join the Marion County Rose Society at this event will receive a free welcome package and rose bush. Consulting Rosarians will be available both days to answer rose growing questions. Featured guest speaker, Carolyn Parker, well-known California writer, photographer, and garden designer, will be making presentations both days. There will be a question and answer session as well as a book signing opportunity after her Saturday presentation. By advance reservation, there will be a luncheon to meet the author before her presentation on Sunday. Delicious food will be offered on site by Talarigos Paradise Grill on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Everyone is invited to join in two days of family fun and fragrance. For complete details, visit www.marioncountyroses.org, or call President Chris McMillan at 352341-0564. Best of the Best four years in a row HOURS: Mon. 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Friday, October 19, 2012 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 28 ~ Friday, October 19, 2012 www.smcitizen.com ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Youre eager to Ram headfirst into that new project. But before you do, find out why some of your colleagues might not appear to be as gung-ho about it as you are. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) All that dedicated hard work youve been putting in pays off better than you expected. So go ahead, reward yourself with something befitting a beauty-loving Bovine. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Its a good time to take on that new challenge. And if your self-confidence is sagging, instead of telling yourself why you cant do it, list all the reasons why you can. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) This is one time when you might want to put some distance between you and the job at hand. It will give you a better perspective on what youve done and still need to do. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Resist that occasional lapse into Leonine laziness that sometimes overtakes the Big Cat. Dont cut corners. Do the job right at this time, or you might have to redo it later. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) You know how you like to do things. And thats fine. But watch that you dont impose your methods on others. A current financial crunch soon eases. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Someone might try to take advantage of your generosity. But before your sensitivity toward others overwhelms your good sense, check his or her story out carefully. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Your strong Scorpian sense of fairness lets you see all sides of a dispute. Continue to remain impartial as.you help each person work through his or her particular grievance. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Trust your keen Sagittarian insight to help you see through an offer that might not be all it claims. A closer look could reveal disturbing elements. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) With the Goat exhibiting a more dominant aspect these days, you could find it easier to make your case in front of even the most skeptical audience. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Take things nice and easy as you continue to build up your energy reserves for a big change thats coming with the full Hunters Moon on Oct. 29. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Recent news from someone you trust could help you make an important decision. Also, be prepared to confront an upcoming change in a personal situation. BORN THIS WEEK: You can be firm in your own views, but also flexible enough to welcome the views of others. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. Monday, Oct. 22 4 0 an d 8 to m eet The regular monthly meeting of the 40 and 8 will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 22, on the second floor of the Bank of the Ozarks on State Road 200, at the entrance to On Top Of The World. All honorably discharged veterans are welcome. Come and enjoy camaraderie and refreshments with fellow veterans. For more information phone Ben at 352854-0272 or Zack at 352-873-4841. Thursday, Oct. 25 State o f Our School s m eeting Marions United for Public Education will feature Theresa Boston-Ellis, the Executive Director of Business Services for Marion County Schools. She will discuss the districts budget and how it affects our schools and community. The meeting will be at the Freedom Library, 5870 S.W. 95th St. on Thursday, Oct. 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. The meeting is open to all concerned citizens. Air Force A ss ociation to m eet The Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association will hold its October meeting on Thursday, the 25th at 7 p.m. This change is for the October meeting only. The location is the Ocala Regional Airport Administration Building 750 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. For information call Mike Emig at 352-854-8328.Friday, Oct. 26 Ha w thorne Village f all f e s tival The annual fall festival at Hawthorne Village will be held Friday, Oct. 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the facility, 4100 S.W. 33rd Ave., Ocala, at the corner of Southwest 42nd Street, the newly widened road leading to the new bridge on the east side of the Interstate. Candy donations will be greatly appreciated. The festival will feature face painting, haunted hallway, karaoke, pictures in the pumpkin patch, pumpkin contest, candy piatas, huge indoor rummage sale and safe trick or treat for children in costume. Hawthorne can be reached at 352-237-7776 or you can visit www.hawthornevillageofocala.com.High T w elve Club to m eet The Greater Ocala High Twelve Club 665 will hold its monthly meeting on Friday, Oct. 26 at 11 a.m. at the Elks Club, 702 N.E. 25th Ave., Ocala. Celebrate the fall season and the harvest moon with Sue Koppler and Mary Mahoney with Bob Cubbage on piano. Sue and Mary will sing songs from popular plays and movies, and songs of the fall season. As usual, we will have one of the great buffet lunches the Elks Club is noted for. Bring a friend. The cost is only $12 a person. All Master Masons and guests are invited to attend. Reservations are required. Call Bob Brady at 352-8549612 for reservations or further information.Elvi s return s to We s t Marion Moo s e Kenn E Grube brings his Elvis Impersonation Show to the Moose Lodge on 26th along with the duck tails, Elvis outfits, great voice and music. Blue Suede Shoes are in style for this great show starting at 6 p.m. Dinner is included starting a 5 p.m. The last show was sold out. Advance tickets available at the Moose Lodge 352-854-2200. Saturday, Oct. 27 T w o -d ay Ocala Art s Fe s tival Art lovers and collectors will fill the McPherson Governmental Complex on 25th Avenue during the 46th annual Ocala Arts Festival on Oct. 27 and 28. Show hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. The Festival, produced by FAFO (Fine Arts For Ocala) hosts a juried fine arts show with artists and craftsmen from all over the United States. Enjoy a beautiful fall weekend of art and free entertainment for the entire family. The festival also includes free admission, free parking, free childrens art projects, and live entertainment. For more information visit our website www.fafo.org.A f rican Violet Club to m eet The African Violet Club of Ocala will meet on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 10:30 a.m. at the Marion County Sheriffs Office (Brian Litz Sheriffs Substation), 9048 S.W. Highway 200, Ocala. The program topic for October is Cultivating and Caring for African Violet Trailers. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, go to the web site at http://www.africanvioletclubofocala.org/ or contact club president, Laura Perdomo at thepeacockcottage@gmail.com. Sunday, Oct. 28 Harve s t Fe s t Smore About Jesus; fun for the whole family, fourth annual Harvest Fest: Games, Bible stories, hot dogs and chips, candy, costume judging and Child Identification Protection from the Marion County Sheriffs Office, all at this free event, from 5 to 7 p.m. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala. Call 352-861-6182 or www.ccomc.org.Fe s tival at Re f lection s Church Looking for something out of the ordinary to do with the family this fall? If the answer is yes, Reflections Church has a great idea for you. On Sunday, Oct. 28, from 5 to 7 p.m., there will be fun events happening at the Citrus Springs Middle School. There will be games, inflatables, crafts, concessions and our first ever candy train. Why go trunk to trunk to get treats when you can climb aboard the Candy Train and arrive where the treats are waiting for you? As usual, costumes are always welcome, but not necessary.Tuesday, Oct. 30 Brea s t cancer s urvivor s to m eet The Breast Cancer SOS (Sisterhood of Survivors) Support Group meets the last Tuesday of each month at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St., Room 104 at 1 p.m. The meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 30, will be another visit from Dr. Jamie Daniel to talk for Breast Cancer Month. Dr. Daniel always has so much information to offer. Her book she is writing will not be ready for the meeting but perhaps at the meeting she can say when it will be available. If you have any questions, contact Gail Tirpak at 352291-6904. More on Page 6 000CX3A 873-6100 Royal Palms Plaza 854-8787 Oak Run REAL ESTATE CORP The Star Realtors o f Marion County NEW LISTING IN OAK RUN Pat Stimmel 895-5160 Jerry Brooks 274-0930 Specializing in retirement communities for the Young At Heart! Check Out Our Website At: www.ocalaflretirementhomes.com THE STIMMEL-BROOKS TEAM Featured Homes of the Week Stimmel Brooks Team Pat 895-5160 Jerry 274-0930 Lou Serago Broker/Associate 804-0159 #1 Team Partners Pat McCullough 299-6688 Charlie Takesian 207-9588 John Kapioski 208-1635 Dennis Witzgall 615-8794 JaeAnn Witzgall 615-8731 Louise Pace 361-4312 Peggy Simpson 208-6554 Lois Lane 789-4516 Jim Petticrew Broker/Manager 216-5852 Patty Dougherty 502-3096 MEADOW RIDGE BEAUTY! Tom & Barbara Cernera 812-0626 www.DeccaRealEstate.com JAEDEN TEAM DOUBLE THE EFFORT 615-8794 JAEANN 615-8731 DENNIS WITZGALL Shirley Gottfried 216-4655 We are your Oak Run Specialists We Live, Work & Play Here! The Perfect Place to Live, the PERFECT Time to Buy! Marketing your Home Nationwide, on the Internet, where over 85% of buyers are looking! www.CharlieandPat.com patamc@embarqmail.com TEAM #1 Partners Pat & Charlie 299-6688 207-9588 Susan Bravo 425-5935 PRIVATE BACKYARD ABSOLUTELY STUNNING HOME! Kapalua model on maintained lot. Plantation shutters, tile in living and dining area, Roman Shower in redesigned master bath, country French doors lead to enclosed lanai. Lot of storage everywhere! $147,500 MLS#365844 Lou Serago 804-0159 11445 SW 69TH CIRCLE Directions At Gates. Stucco, Coventry, 1382 sq. ft., 2/2/2, formal living room/dining room, eat-in kitchen, veranda overlooking the courtyard, 12x24 lanai. A/C 08. $98,500 MLS#376112 Jerry Brooks 274-0930 OAK RUN OPEN HOUSE SUN 10/21 1-3PM 11422 SW 84TH CT. ROAD Directions At Gates. Expanded Savannah with newer roof and A/C. Some new appliances, new acrylic windows in lanai. JUST REDUCED!! This is a MUST SEE! $54,900 MLS#378838 Pat Stimmel 895-5160 OAK RUN OPEN HOUSE SUN 10/21 1-3PM Camden model close to the indoor pool in Oak Run. A/C 2 years young, newer roof too! Cathedral ceiling, French doors to lanai overlooking private backyard. 2/2/1 sits up on a hill with nice front porch. $63,500 MLS#380357 John Kapioski 208-1635 OVERSIZED GARAGE COUNTRY STYLE LIVING Expanded Magnolia model with 2 bedrooms, 2 bath, LARGE family room with fireplace, screened lanai and fenced backyard. Nice long driveway for guests, 1.5 screened garage. Built-in buffet in dining room too! $75,000 MLS#380829 Lois Lane 789-4516 Santorini model 3/2 PLUS EXTRA LARGE garage. Private golf course view. Clean and move-in ready! $169,900 MLS#372171 Louise Pace 361-4312 CANDLER HILLS BEAUTY! 2/2/2 on premium lot. Custom plantation shutters, walk-in closets, pavers on driveway and walkway, oversized shower in master bath, upgraded floors in kitchen, free driving range for owners and so much more! $133,900 MLS#379811 Patty Dougherty 502-3096 7044 SW 116TH LOOP Directions At Gates. New to Market! 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Friday, October 19, 2012 ~ 29 www.smcitizen.com 4 ~ Friday, October 19, 2012 www.smcitizen.com the amendment would remove that prohibition. An important subplot within Amendment 8 concerns its impact on future school voucher programs. Past programs that included religiously affiliated schools have been deemed unconstitutional partly due to the no aid provision. Passage of Amendment 8 would remove that obstacle to restarting voucher programs. Supporters say the proposed amendment eliminates a stain on the states Constitution that discriminates against religious institutions. They also argue that it offers support to groups with religious affiliations that provide valuable community services, like prison ministries or church-run after-school programs. This primarily will help our state to help the most vulnerable in our state by working with those organizations that are not providing religious services but providing human services, state Sen. Thad Altman, R-Viera, told the Associated Press after the ballot proposal passed the Legislature. Opponents say Amendment 8 will divert money from public schools and other public funding recipients and lead the state down a slippery slope by blurring the separation of church and state. They argue the amendment tramples on constitutional protections against the government promoting religion, and is a veiled attempt to reinstitute school voucher programs. Opponents point out that many religious programs, such as Catholic Charities, receive public funding under the current law provided they do not promote their religion. Amendment 8 passed the Legislature largely along party lines, with Republicans in support and Democrats in opposition. As with all amendments, passage requires the approval of 60 percent or more of the voters. If passed, it takes effect on Jan. 8, 2013. HistoryThe First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof The first part of the amendment is known as the Establishment Clause; the second part the Free Exercise Clause. Interpretations vary over the meaning and scope of the First Amendment. Thomas Jefferson wrote in 1802 that he believed it built a wall of separation between church and state that is necessary to prevent the government from suppressing, or advocating, one religion over another. Others interpret it to mean only that the government is prohibited from establishing an official religion. In 1875, the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, John Blaine (RMaine), proposed an amendment to the U.S. Constitution prohibiting the funding of religious education. Although the amendment failed, it inspired several dozen state legislatures to pass constitutional amendments prohibiting their states from funding religious organizations. Those state amendments became known collectively as Blaine Amendments. Not all are alike. Some prohibit the funding of religious schools only, while others prohibit the funding of all religious institutions. In 1885, Florida lawmakers passed Article 1 Section 3 of the Florida Constitution, a Blaine Amendment that includes the no aid provision and is among the most restrictive in the nation. Altered only slightly over the years, it reads: There shall be no law respecting the establishment of religion or prohibiting or penalizing the free exercise thereof. Religious freedom shall not justify practices inconsistent with public morals, peace or safety. No revenue of the state or any political subdivision or agency thereof shall ever be taken from the public treasury directly or indirectly in aid of any church, sect, or religious denomination or in aid of any sectarian institution. The motivation for passing Blaine Amendments is considered by some scholars to be the influx of Catholic immigrants to the United States in the late 1800s. Public schools at this time led students in reciting the Protestant but not Catholic prayers and reading from the Protestant but not the Catholic version of the bible, George Washing University law professor Ira Lupu said in a 2008 interview with the nonprofit Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life. That led Catholics to begin their own schools, Lupus said, arousing fears among Protestants that the state would fund those schools. The Blaine Amendments arose from this concern about the Catholicization of American education, he said. Thats where the Religious Freedom title for Amendment 8 is derived. It is also the basis for including language in the joint legislative resolution proposing the amendment that talks about restoring religious liberty and freedom and eradicating the remnants of anti-religious bigotry from the State Constitution. The resolution goes on to say, Floridas Blaine Amendment language was borne in an atmosphere of, and exists as a result of, anti-Catholic bigotry and animus. State Sen. Don Gaetz, R-Niceville, said passage of the amendment will remedy a centuries-old wrong. This is the last vestige of the know-nothing, anti-Catholic movement of the 1800s, he said in an Associated Press article published after the amendments passage. However, this belief is challenged in a 2011 report by the American Civil Liberties Union that says the effort to repeal the no aid provision is based on historical myth. Citing legal cases and historical records, the report finds no evidence of anti-Catholic bias when Florida lawmakers approved the Blaine Amendment in 1885, 10 years after the failed federal effort. Scholars on all sides of the political spectrum agree that nothing in the legislative record demonstrates an antiCatholic slant by any of the framers who have revised the Florida Constitution since the Civil War, the ACLU says. And the Florida First District Court of Appeal has explicitly considered and rejected the argument that Floridas no-funding clause was rooted in religious intolerance, holding that nothing in the history or text of the Florida no-aid provision suggests animus towards religion. As further evidence, the report says no Catholic Church official spoke in opposition to the no aid language during the debate in 1885, and that the state Constitution has been re-ratified three times between 1968 and 1997 without objection to the no aid rule. It suggests the motivation for passing Amendment 8 is rooted in a school voucher program rejected by the Florida Supreme Court in 2006. Aware that, across the country, voters have consistently rejected plans to use taxpayer funds to subsidize private religious education, supporters of the repeal have instead raised a red herring, claiming that Floridas no aid provision arose out of anti-Catholic bigotry and continues to promote such prejudice today, the report says. This contention is, simply put, false. Rather than infringing upon religious freedom, the ACLU report says, the no aid provision has actually protected the religious-freedom rights of all Floridians by barring taxpayer-funded aid to religious institutions. Thats why the framers adopted it and why it has been ratified three times since, the ACLU says.Current LawThe states provision that no aid be given directly or indirectly to religious institutions makes its Blaine Amendment more restrictive than Blaine Amendments in other states. According to Professor Lupu, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld an Ohio voucher program that gave state funding to low-income parents, allowing them to send their children to any private school participating in the program. Even though the vast majority of the participating private schools were religious, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the Establishment Clause permitted the program because parents could choose feely among participating religious schools, participating private secular schools and public schools. But a lower court in Florida decided that a very similar program in that state violated the Florida Blaine Amendment. The Florida court explained that although the program was allowed under the Establishment Clause, it violated the states Blaine Amendment, which forbids Florida from directly or indirectly funding schools. VouchersWisconsin passed the nations first school voucher program in 1990 and in 2002 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that school voucher programs are not prohibited by the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. Since then, more than a dozen states have passed voucher laws. In many cases the parents are eligible for a voucher that is equivalent to the yearly cost of educating a child in the public school system in the district where the student lives. Proponents say vouchers give students a way out of failing schools and improve the overall performance of public schools by putting them in competition with private schools. Opponents say they drain revenue from public schools in need of every tax dollar. Gov. Jeb Bush campaigned for governor in 1998 on education reform and after his election the Legislature passed the Opportunity Scholarship Program. Among other things, the program offered vouchers to the parents of students in failing public schools (those schools graded F by the state two times over a four-year period). The money was put in a voucher fund and given to parents who chose to pull their children from a failing school. Parents could enroll their student in any private school, whether church-run or not, and use the state voucher money to help with tuition. Legal challenges resulted in two significant rulings: a 2004 appellate court ruling that found the voucher program violated the state constitutions no aid provision by supporting religious schools; and a 2006 Florida Supreme Court ruling that found the program violated an education clause in the state constitution that requires the state keep a uniform system of public schools. As it now stands, the Florida Supreme Court prohibits the Bush school voucher program because it violates the constitutional requirement that the state maintain a uniform system of public schools, not because of the no aid provision. Therefore, passage of Amendment 8, while removing the no aid provision from the constitution, would not have the immediate effect of opening the door to re-instituting the school voucher program. It would, however, eliminate the no aid barrier if future attempts are made to pass a school voucher program. Amendment 8 The no aid language in the Blaine Amendment that currently reads: No revenue of the state or any political subdivision or agency thereof shall ever be taken from the public treasury directly or indirectly in aid of any church, sect, or religious denomination or in aid of any sectarian institution. Amendment 8 proposes to change that language to read: Except to the extent required by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, neither the government nor any agent of the government may deny to any individual or entity the benefits of any program, funding, or other support on the basis of religious identity or belief. That change eliminates the no aid language considered by supporters of Amendment 8 to be a constitutional impediment to religious entities receiving state funding. AMENDMENT 8 CONTINUED FROM PAGE 21 Upcoming VFW events All dinners are open to the public: Saturday Breakfast is canceled for this week, Oct. 20, only due to the flea market. The Mens Auxiliary serves shrimp and wing 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 to 6 p.m. Donation is $6. An Oktoberfest dinner sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 22 from 4:30 to 6:30. The menu includes: roast pork, sauerkraut, sausage with peppers and onions, sweet and sour cabbage, German potato salad, and German chocolate cake for dessert. Donation is $8. Tickets can be purchased in the Canteen daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. A Thanksgiving Dinner will be sponsored by the Mens Auxiliary on Friday, Nov. 16, from 4 to 6 p.m. The menu includes: roasted turkey, homemade stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, and pumpkin pie. Donation is $8. Advanced ticket sales. Bingo is open to the public each Monday and Thursday with early bird specials starting at 11:30. 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. Food is available. Join us for Karaoke on Friday, Oct. 19, from 6 to 10 p.m. with R-Entertainment and on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 6 to 10 p.m. with James Wynn. Canteen Lunches are served Monday through Friday from opening to 3 p.m. The VFW is at Southwest State Road 200 and Southwest 110th Street (352-8734781). Community calendar Friday, Oct. 19 Tw o-day VFW f lea mar k et The VFW annual flea market is Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19 and 20, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. All rental spaces have been sold out. Taking donations both small and large, to benefit our veterans and their families. Small donations may be dropped off at the Post. Call John S. 352-861-8484 or John W. at 352-207-1931 for larger donations or furniture pick-up. Tw o-day sale at B ahia O a k s Bahia Oaks Mobile Homeowners Association is having their annual park wide yard sale on Oct. 19 and 20. All are invited to set up in your own yard. We expect a lot of traffic. Happy selling! Saturday, Oct. 20 Annual indoor yard sale at J oy Joy Lutheran Church, at Southwest State Road 200 at 83rd Place, Ocala, will have its annual indoor yard sale and bake sale on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Swenson Hall. The public is invited to donate such items as furniture, tools, and gardening. Kitchen and house wares, linens, books, and craft supplies are also welcome for donation. Please no clothes, shoes or electronics. Yard sale items may be brought to Swenson Hall on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday, Oct. 17-19, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Baked goods should be brought on Friday. Please have all baked goods wrapped for sale and labeled, particularly if they contain nuts. As usual there will be the vintage table for the special treasures as well as a craft and quilt section. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. For more information call Edie Heinzen (352-854-6816) in regards to the bake sale and Patty Corey (352-854-0660) regarding the yard sale. K i w anis plans side w al k sale The annual Kiwanis sidewalk sale will be Saturday, Oct. 20 at Ozark Bank in Friendship shopping center. Any excess merchandise you care to donate for their community projects will be appreciated. Unsold items sold will be donated to Salvation Army. Funds from the sale are used for our many projects among which are: Books for pre-kindergartners. Sheriffs Halloween party donation and participation. Camp Kiwanis. Shands pediatric unit. Besides donations we participate in Meals on Wheels, Terrific kids, the Builders club at Liberty Middle school, the Key club at West Port high school. For the college crowd, Kiwanis supports Circle K which is an international service club. Many community leaders develop from these clubs. Our latest project is called Eliminate which is a program to support U.N effort to prevent tetanus in newborns of third world countries. Our Meals on Wheels program is assisted by non-members .If you would like to participate and greet people with a hot meal and a warm smile call Ken or Pat at 352237-6421. The club meets every Wednesday at 8 a.m. at P .A.B. Guests are always welcome. Please join us for a cup of java and an interesting speaker. For info call Stan at 352-873-3433 or Phil at 352-3048184. C herry w ood community garage sale Cherrywood Estates will be holding its fall community garage sale on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 8 a.m. to noon. Preser v e plans yard sale Spruce Creek Preserve will hold a community yard sale on State Road 200, three miles southwest of County Road 484 (gatehouse entrance), on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 9 a.m. to noon. Everyone is welcome.S candina v ian C lub o f Marion C ounty The Scandinavian Club of Marion County invites people of Danish, Finish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish decent to join us at our next meeting on Oct. 20. We will meet at 11:30 a.m. at the Ocala Hilton, 3600 S.W. 36th Ave. in Ocala. The menu will be Swedish Meatballs with mashed potatoes, vegetables, salad, coffee and dessert. The Golden Troupers of the Ocala Civic Theatre will provide the entertainment. The cost is $16 per person. Reservations and payment must be made in advance. Payment must be received by Wednesday the 17th of October. Checks to be made out to Jim Neate and mailed to Jim Neate, 643-A Midway Drive Ocala, FL 34472. For further details call Jim Neate 352687-1580, or Don Clauson 352-861-1235. T ire amnesty collection in city The city of Ocala will be providing a tire amnesty collection day on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at two locations for city of Ocala residents only. One location is the former drop off recycling site at Northeast 8th Avenue and Northeast 14th Street. The second location will be at the former drop off recycling site located in the 1500 block of West State Road 40 at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Complex.Sunday, Oct. 21 R ose S ociety to meet Marion County Rose Society meets at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, at the Marion County Ag Center Auditorium, 2232 N.E. Jacksonville Road (CR 200A), Ocala. Meetings are open to all who want to have fun learning about and sharing their love of roses. Visit www.marioncountyroses.org or call 352-341-0564. C hili coo k -o ff scheduled The first Red Hot Rescue Chili Cook-off to benefit Owls (Ocala Wildlife Sanctuary) will be Sunday, Oct. 21, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ocala Muni Golf Club, 3130 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. Come out and enjoy some chili, fun and support your favorite teams. There will be entertainment, baked goods, food court, 50/50 raffle and crafters. Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for children ages 5 to 12. Under 5 is free. For more information, call 352-291-1962.J a zz S ociety o ff ers a f ternoon o f music The 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 Oct. 21. The group plays more than jazz including favorite songs from past years. Dancing is encouraged. Admission is $2 and benefits Hospice in memory of Bea Wilson, founder of the Jazz Society. For more info call Diana, 352-237-0234.Monday, Oct. 22 A D ay o f R emembrance The Jewish Womens Club of Ocala presents A Day of Remembrance, featuring Joanne Caras, who is the star of a weekly cooking show on Monday nights called Miracles and Meals with Joanne Caras. The show appears on Monday evenings at 9 on JLTV all over the United States and in 116 other countries. For the past several years Joanne has worked tirelessly to create and promote the Holocaust Survivor Cookbook. After collecting 129 stories and over 250 recipes from Holocaust Survivors from all over the world, she has appeared on Fox TV, CBS, NBC, ABC, Israeli National TV, and national radio in the US, Canada, and Israel. Joanne has given over 250 speeches all across the world, including Canada, Mexico, England, Israel, Denmark, and Italy. Her second book Miracles and Meals, contains 115 new stories and over 250 more recipes. Joanne and her husband Harvey have been married for 30 years. They live in Florida. The couple donates all of the profits from every cookbook sold to Jewish charities. Their largest donations have gone to the Carmei Hair Soup Kitchen in Jerusalem, which feeds over 500 poor and hungry Israelis every day. This event will take place Monday, Oct. 22, 1 p.m. at The Chabad Jewish Center, 3509 S.W. 34th Ave. Circle, Ocala, off State Road 200. Admission $12 per person RSVP appreciated at Jewishwomensclub@gmail.com. Or Call Sonia Peterson 352-307-3662 or Chanie Hecht 352-291-2218. A sampling of recipes from the cookbook will be served. Cookbooks will be available for purchase. All women are welcome! 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. 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back pain, or even a mild headache. The Marion County Health Department, Florida Pain Clinic, Marion Pain Management Center and the Surgery Center of Ocala have collaborated to contact all patients who may have been injected with the infected medications. A total of 424 patients of the three clinics may have received injections of contaminated medication. The clinics sent letters to their patients and made telephone calls to confirm that they were informed of the outbreak. Health Department staff members visited the homes of the patients who did not respond to the letters and phone calls to ensure that they were informed. Of the 424 contacts, only one person has still not been reached, and the Health Department will continue to try to contact the patient. The fungal meningitis that is caused by the contaminated medicine is not contagious and cannot be transmitted from person to person. The Florida Department of Health has set up a tollfree hotline at 1-866-5237339 for those who may have additional questions. Friday, October 19, 2012 ~ 3 www.smcitizen.com 30 ~ Friday, October 19, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Collectibles OLD TOYELECTRIC TRAINS Collector wants to buy old electric trains from 1970 and earlier 352-795-3970 Appliances GE Electric Oven works perfect, needs front door $35 (352) 873-2277 Just call and see how easy it is to make money with the classifieds. ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MAXIMUM 10 WORDS RUNSFOR 2 WEEKS FREE TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403 Auctions DUDLEYS AUCTION 3 AUCTIONS Estate Adventure Auction 10/18 3pm come anytime 4000 S Florida (US 41S) Inverness Impala, Furniture, Appliances, New Items, Tail Gate equipment, Tools, Mower, Decorator items, 700+lots REAL ESTATE AUCTION 10/19 prev 9 Auction 10pm 42S Tyler St Beverly Hills 2/1 starter -retirement home family room garage & carport great investment opportunity SOLD REGARDLESS OF PRICE Celebration of Arts 10/20 prev11am Auction 1pm 3 estates, professional artist & Illustrator, Autographs Guitars, records, phoots of musicians & actors, -play manuscripts-erotica, film info & more LIVE & ON LINE www.dudleysauction.c om 637-9588 10%BP Au2267 AB1667 Maine-ly Real Estate #381384 Garage/ Yard Sales OCALA HUGE YARD SALE FRIENDSHIP KIWANIS CLUB SAT October 20st 7a-12noon Bank of the Ozarks formally the PAB SR 200 SW Rental Houses DUNNELLON Rainbow Springs CC Est 3BR, 2BA, 2CG ,Semi furnished, immaculate, immediate occupacy $1,000 mo. incl. lawn maint. 352-494-3551 Rent: Houses Unfurnished PALM CAY 55+Beautiful, 2/2/1 fully furnished Bring your suit case (352) 566-6648 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! 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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. On Top Of The World OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY October 14th 1-4PM 9460 D. SW 84th Terr. BEAUTIFUL VILLA with split bedroom plan and cathedral ceilings. Updatedd everything $56,900. SHOW AD AT MAIN GATE 1st right after gate, right at circle 2nd Left (352) 620-4467 Dunnellon 10 ACRES w/2 Houses one block, one doublewide. $140K Margaret @ 352-422-0877 Marion County Homes On Top of the World 3/2/2 Franklin II model CBS home. Tile & carpet, Enclosed FLroom, all appl incl, Move in ready $79,500 (352) 873-9644 Vehicles Wanted BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 WE BUY ANY VEHICLE In Any Condition Tile, No Title, Bank Lien, No Problem, Dont Trade it in. We Will Pay up to $25K Any Make, Any Model. CALL A.J. 813-335-3794/ 237-1892 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 Electrical, Plumbing Carpentry Wheelchair Ramps Railings, Grab Bars Lanai Carpet/Flooring Furniture, Cabinet Refinishing/Repairs Screen Repairs Drywall Repairs Closet Organizers Sinks, Toilets Leaky Faucets Appliance Installation Not sure? Call me! Steves Handyman Service (352) 854-4927 000CXW2 Painting MIKE ANDERSON PAINTING, Int./Ext. & Pressure Washing CALLa PROFESSIONAL(352) 464-4418 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 Nancy Reichenbacher, Norma Rombach, Norma Erickson; Flight D: Sharon Scrivens, Ginny Simons, Mary Hart. Closest to the pin was Janet Sutphen and Joan Klier and Nancy Reichenbacher had chip ins. The winners of the Oct. 11 low net tournament are listed in order of finish in each flight. Flight A: Marge Rymarcsuk, Joan Klier, Sue Marentette; Flight B: Olive Adler, Sue Elie, Donna Huffman; Flight C: LaVerne Browand, Kate Lott, Janet Sutphen; Flight D: Sharon Scrivens, Ginny Simons, Ruby Shepard. Closest to the pin was Bebe Hahne and there were no chip ins. Royal Oaks Mens GolfFriday, Oct. 12, saw the members back on the course for the first time in a week. The course was closed for seeding with rye grass in preparation for the winter season, and extra days were needed to let the seed germinate. As a result the greens have not been mowed, making for slow putts that created some problems. However, the day was perfect for golf with the morning temperature in the middle 50s and sunny. So all was not lost. The game was the usual three best net. The winner with a score of 195 was the team of Ron Tennant, Al Prachel, Bill Staiger, and Joe Paller. Second with a score of 203 was the team of Sam Sample, Tom Ducz, Ray Hagerman, and Steve Casner. Third with a 205 was the team of Charlie Elder, Bill Ellin, Bill Start, and Larry Soine. Dont forget to sign up for the Oktoberfest Tournament to be held on the 25th of October. By then the greens will be fast and smooth. This weeks puzzle answers OAK RUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Speaking against the lease, she cited the following items: loss of assets for two generations (40-yearlease); lose control of decision making; lose transparency; lose control of services; and lose volunteerism. She said the lease means the hospital would go from a community motive to a profit motive. Will quality be the No. 1 objective? Will there be service cuts? Will there be people cuts? She also mentioned the placement of the ballot, which could cause the issue to be overlooked by many. Its under the 11 amendments on the printed ballot. Those 11 amendments were covered at the same meeting by former County Commissioner Judy Johnson. The amendments are being reviewed each week by the South Marion Citizen. The election will be Nov. 6. All county registered voters are eligible to cast a ballot. HOSPITALCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 DEATHCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Fourth of a series of candidate appearances at a forum held at the library. Part of this story was inadvertently omitted last week. BY JIM CLARK Editor School superintendent candidates took to the floor at a recent forum at the downtown library. Dr. Diana Greene, the Democratic candidate, spoke first. She emphasized her history in education in Marion County, from elementary school teacher to deputy superintendent. She noted that the district needs to reorganize to deal with the shrinking budget. She noted that the schools were receiving less money but were still expected to provide a quality education. She was asked about the fact that Marion County is the largest district in the state that still elects a superintendent and how she would create a good relationship with the School Board. It is a challenge, she said. There are six different people with six different agendas. She said she would meet monthly with each individual board member. Asked about teacher morale, she noted, Everything is not always about money. Teachers need to know theyre appreciated. George Tomyn is the Republican candidate, having won a three-way race in the primary. He also emphasized his local commitments since he was born and raised here. He also started as a teacher and worked his way up to executive director, where he supervises the principals. Answering a question, he said it was important to keep schools safe. If its not safe, you cant teach and you cant learn. He emphasized the need for resource officers and encouraged strong participate in the DARE program. He also backed a code of conduct to remove disruptive and unsafe students. Speaking of teachers, he said, Marion County is fantastic. We need to cultivate our own, and we need to take care of them. He was asked if schools could be run like a business. He replied, You have to run it like a school business. The focus is the students the product is not a widget. We should be doing everything to manage the best we can. School candidates visit forum Hospice volunteers needed\Volunteers Needed. One or two hours can be a blessing to our patients and families receiving hospice care. Sitting with patients, while caregivers run errands, or go to Dr. appts. can be so rewarding and fulfilling. If you are interested in becoming an Odyssey Hospice, Bedside Blessing Volunteer, please contact, Laura Roweton @ 352-622-9331 or lroweton@odsyhealth.com Once again the most popular stars are bringing their special brand of music to Silver Springs as the park announces its early bookings for the 2013 Concert Series. While the park is just beginning to book for the 2013 concert season, the acts already on the bill include Classic Rocker Joan Jett, and country music favorites Easton Corbin, Josh Turner, and Jamey Johnson. The 2013 concert lineup is very exciting because Silver Springs continues to present acts that have never performed at the park before. Also, this year, there will be at least three night time shows, which is new to the series. Along with the exciting news about the 2013 Concert Series, there are other events still scheduled in 2012 that bring value and excitement for our guests. They include: The 5th Annual Fright Nights, (Fridays-Saturdays, now through Oct. 27) featuring the Ocala Jaycees 40th Annual Haunted House and the 7th annual All General Motors Auto Show on Oct. 6. Also scheduled will be the 15th Annual Corvette Show revving things up on Nov. 10 and the spectacular 20th annual Festival of Lights in December. The Bring A Friend Free Ticket is back. Guests purchasing the All Access Silver Pass for only $49.99 receives a Bring a Friend Free Ticket, along with free parking, plus free admission to all Silver Springs concerts, Festival of Lights and all Special Events. It even includes a season pass to our water park, Wild Waters! Concerts are included in Silver Springs daily price of admission of $33.99 for adults; $25.99 for children (ages 3-10). Children two and under are free. Silver Springs is east of Ocala on State Road 40. 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Friday, October 19, 2012 ~ 31 www.smcitizen.com 2 ~ Friday, October 19, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Marions Most Wanted Belinda Joyce Bentley, 30, capias, obtaining property by means of worthless check. Lamar Navoris Edwards, 22, felony warrant dealing in stolen property and falsification of ownership to pawn broker. Zikee DeJuan Fowler, 20, felony bench warrant failure to appear for drug court, possession of cocaine and possession of cannabis more than 20 grams. Ramona Mooney, 32, felony violation of probation warrant driving while license suspended revoked habitual offender. Christian Michael Thompson, 18, violation of probation warrant driving under the influence with blood alcohol level over 15, retail petit theft, possession of alcohol by person under 21, resist or obstruct officer without violence. Alan B. Wilson, 48, felony order to revoke bond. Saturday, Oct. 6 saw the morning fog go away for the 12th annual Fun Fly-In at the OTOW Radio Controlled flying field. Spectators were admitted free and children were encouraged to watch the radiocontrolled planes and helicopters fly around the skies at the field. Pilot choice awards were awarded to pilots 6, 7, and 23. Food was available as were portable restrooms for those in attendance. For safety, Marion County Fire Rescue had an ambulance and fire truck with emergency personnel from Station 21 on hand. A 50/50 drawing was held also. Dick Ross, contest director and Bob Perry, event director welcomed approximately two-dozen pilots and their planes. The planes were transported to the field by golf cart, cars, and vans. Some carts were modified to carry the planes so they would not fall off. Some planes needed to be assembled at the flying field as they were too big to be brought to the field in one piece. Pits with work tables were available under tarps so the RC planes could be worked on out of the hot sun and bad weather. Radio-controlled planes fly at OTOW field One of several planes that were flying at the field. Photos and copy by Mike Roppel This Biplane was quite a sight for the spectators. Most planes had just one wing. This RC helicopter was spectacular in its manuevering around the skies. These RC planes were in the pits on work tables ready to fly. On the right is seen a controller for the planes. 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. 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OF NOTE Relay for Life plans kickoff eventThe Kickoff Extravaganza for the 2013 West Marion Relay for life is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 1, at the Courtyard By Marriott (behind the Burger King on State Road 200 and the Interstate). The party begins at 6 p.m. The Kickoff Extravaganza is the party the starts the 2013 Relay season. The actual Relay will take place April 19-20 in front of West Marion Hospital. The Kickoff is the time to sign up as a team learn about being a team and being educated about the services offered by the American Cancer Society. There are no costs associated with the Kickoff. Why is Relay important? That is a good question. Cancer is the #1 killer of Americans 33% of all women will get cancer sometime in their life; 50% of all men will be diagnosed with cancer. Part of the money raised at Relay goes to cancer research. Since the initial Relay in 1985 the American Cancer Society has funded 48 Nobel Peace Winning Researchers! The researchers have made discoveries that have assisted in prevention and the reduction in deaths. For more information on the Kickoff Extravaganza or information on how you can get involved; call John Klopfer at 352207-0755 INSIDE INDEX Amendments....................21 Bookmark...........................22 Cherrywood......................16 Judis Journal.....................12 Lend a hand.......................22 Oak Run...............................20 OTOW...................................15 Out to Pastor.....................11 Pun Alley.............................14 Puzzles.................................28 The OTOW field was the site for the recent radio-controlled flyin. CONTROLLED BY RADIO Page 2 CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & Businesses FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2012 VOLUME 18 NUMBER 21 www.smcitizen.com 32 ~ Friday, October 19, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for nearly 62 million Americans will increase 1.7 percent in 2013, the Social Security Administration announced this week. The 1.7 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits that more than 56 million Social Security beneficiaries receive in January 2013. Increased payments to more than 8 million SSI beneficiaries will begin on Dec. 31, 2012. Some other changes that take effect in January of each year are based on the increase in average wages. Based on that increase, the maximum amount of earnings subject to the Social Security tax (taxable maximum) will increase to $113,700 from $110,100. Of the estimated 163 million workers who will pay Social Security taxes in 2013, nearly 10 million will pay higher taxes as a result of the increase in the taxable maximum. Information about Medicare changes for 2013, when announced, will be available at www.Medicare.gov. For some beneficiaries, their Social Security increase may be partially or completely offset by increases in Medicare premiums. The Social Security Act provides for how the COLA is calculated. To read more, please visit www.socialsecurity.gov/cola. Social Security announces increase, but... Wreck on 200 An accident at the Pine Run entrance on State Road 200 lateTuesday morning turned the westbound side of the six-lane highway into a two-mile long parking lot, as seen below. Above, a firefighter stands with one vehicle which ended up on the sidewalk in front of the west end of Kingsland Plaza, while in the background, right, also in the left photo, others worked on victims in the second vehicle. The Florida Highway Patrol did not provide any other details.PHOTOS BY JIM CLARK BY JIM CLARK Editor Lynette Vermillion, president of the Friends of Munroe, spoke recently at a State Road 200 Coalition meeting about the upcoming vote for a tax increase for the public hospital. She emphasized certain items that she considers positive for the operation of Munroe, including quality commitment, local control and decision making, open meetings and public records, maintaining needed services and access to health care for all. She told the audience of the history of Munroe which goes back to the horse and buggy days and, in fact, was triggered by a horse and buggy accident. She said that the hospital is financially strong, but needs a stronger economy and the settling of the health reform issue. The bond issue is one of only two choices, she said, with the other a lease to a private for-profit hospital firm. She said that for 75 percent of homeowners that would be about $62 per year. She noted that Munroe is one of the largest employers in Marion County. Coalition hears about hospital tax Lynette Vermillion of the Friends of Munroe speaks to the State Road 200 Coalition.PHOTO BY JIM CLARK Columns and letters about this issue can be found in the opinion section, starting on Page 8. PLEASESEEHOSPITAL PAGE3 A 78-year-old man is the latest Marion County death in the outbreak of fungal infections that has affected at least 15 states. The man received his injection at Ocalas Marion Pain Management Center, and his death brings the number of Marion County fatalities to three. The total number of cases in Marion County remains at 10, including the three deaths. A 74year-old woman was the latest Marion County resident to be linked to the outbreak. The woman received her injection at Ocalas Florida Pain Clinic. We are saddened to learn of this latest death, and we are sorry for the loss to the family and friends of the victim, said Dr. Nathan Grossman, director of the Marion County Health Department. As the investigation into this outbreak continues, we urge the affected patients to monitor their health and be aware of the symptoms, said Grossman. Even if symptoms are mild, contact a health care professional for evaluation. Symptoms include new or worsening headache, fever, sensitivity to light, stiff neck, new weakness or numbness in any part of the body, slurred speech and increased pain, redness or swelling at the injection site. Infected patients may develop very mild symptoms that are only slightly worse than usual. 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OF NOTE Relay for Life plans kickoff eventThe Kickoff Extravaganza for the 2013 West Marion Relay for life is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 1, at the Courtyard By Marriott (behind the Burger King on State Road 200 and the Interstate). The party begins at 6 p.m. The Kickoff Extravaganza is the party the starts the 2013 Relay season. The actual Relay will take place April 19-20 in front of West Marion Hospital. The Kickoff is the time to sign up as a team learn about being a team and being educated about the services offered by the American Cancer Society. There are no costs associated with the Kickoff. Why is Relay important? That is a good question. Cancer is the #1 killer of Americans 33% of all women will get cancer sometime in their life; 50% of all men will be diagnosed with cancer. Part of the money raised at Relay goes to cancer research. Since the initial Relay in 1985 the American Cancer Society has funded 48 Nobel Peace Winning Researchers! The researchers have made discoveries that have assisted in prevention and the reduction in deaths. For more information on the Kickoff Extravaganza or information on how you can get involved; call John Klopfer at 352207-0755 INSIDE INDEX Amendments....................21 Bookmark...........................22 Cherrywood......................16 Judis Journal.....................12 Lend a hand.......................22 Oak Run...............................20 OTOW...................................15 Out to Pastor.....................11 Pun Alley.............................14 Puzzles.................................28 The OTOW field was the site for the recent radio-controlled flyin.CONTROLLED BY RADIO Page 2CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & BusinessesFRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2012 VOLUME 18 NUMBER 21 www.smcitizen.com32~ Friday, October 19, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for nearly 62 million Americans will increase 1.7 percent in 2013, the Social Security Administration announced this week. The 1.7 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits that more than 56 million Social Security beneficiaries receive in January 2013. Increased payments to more than 8 million SSI beneficiaries will begin on Dec. 31, 2012. Some other changes that take effect in January of each year are based on the increase in average wages. Based on that increase, the maximum amount of earnings subject to the Social Security tax (taxable maximum) will increase to $113,700 from $110,100. Of the estimated 163 million workers who will pay Social Security taxes in 2013, nearly 10 million will pay higher taxes as a result of the increase in the taxable maximum. Information about Medicare changes for 2013, when announced, will be available at www.Medicare.gov. For some beneficiaries, their Social Security increase may be partially or completely offset by increases in Medicare premiums. The Social Security Act provides for how the COLA is calculated. To read more, please visit www.socialsecurity.gov/cola. Social Security announces increase, but... Wreck on 200An accident at the Pine Run entrance on State Road 200 lateTuesday morning turned the westbound side of the six-lane highway into a two-mile long parking lot, as seen below. Above, a firefighter stands with one vehicle which ended up on the sidewalk in front of the west end of Kingsland Plaza, while in the background, right, also in the left photo, others worked on victims in the second vehicle. The Florida Highway Patrol did not provide any other details.PHOTOS BY JIM CLARK BY JIM CLARK EditorLynette Vermillion, president of the Friends of Munroe, spoke recently at a State Road 200 Coalition meeting about the upcoming vote for a tax increase for the public hospital. She emphasized certain items that she considers positive for the operation of Munroe, including quality commitment, local control and decision making, open meetings and public records, maintaining needed services and access to health care for all. She told the audience of the history of Munroe which goes back to the horse and buggy days and, in fact, was triggered by a horse and buggy accident. She said that the hospital is financially strong, but needs a stronger economy and the settling of the health reform issue. The bond issue is one of only two choices, she said, with the other a lease to a private for-profit hospital firm. She said that for 75 percent of homeowners that would be about $62 per year. She noted that Munroe is one of the largest employers in Marion County. Coalition hears about hospital tax Lynette Vermillion of the Friends of Munroe speaks to the State Road 200 Coalition.PHOTO BY JIM CLARK Columns and letters about this issue can be found in the opinion section, starting on Page 8. PLEASESEEHOSPITAL, PAGE3 A 78-year-old man is the latest Marion County death in the outbreak of fungal infections that has affected at least 15 states. The man received his injection at Ocalas Marion Pain Management Center, and his death brings the number of Marion County fatalities to three. The total number of cases in Marion County remains at 10, including the three deaths. A 74year-old woman was the latest Marion County resident to be linked to the outbreak. The woman received her injection at Ocalas Florida Pain Clinic. We are saddened to learn of this latest death, and we are sorry for the loss to the family and friends of the victim, said Dr. Nathan Grossman, director of the Marion County Health Department. As the investigation into this outbreak continues, we urge the affected patients to monitor their health and be aware of the symptoms, said Grossman. Even if symptoms are mild, contact a health care professional for evaluation. Symptoms include new or worsening headache, fever, sensitivity to light, stiff neck, new weakness or numbness in any part of the body, slurred speech and increased pain, redness or swelling at the injection site. Infected patients may develop very mild symptoms that are only slightly worse than usual. For example, many infected patients have had slight weakness, slightly worsened Meningitis death toll now at 3 PLEASESEEDEATH, PAGE3 000CXCI All-New 2013 CADILLAC ATS Exceptional handling and control, but big enough to carry your golf cubs! $ 329 /month MSRP $33,990, $2699 Total due at lease signing, 36 month lease 10,000 miles a year, 25 cents a mile charge for excessive mileage, residual value of $22,433.40. Built from the ground up to be The Worlds Best Sports Sedan Our Gift To You! FREE iPad Included with ATS or XTS Only 39,000 miles, local 1 owner trade. Red. C3T019A. SALE PRICE $9,989 Only 32,000 miles, local 1 owner trade. Silver. C38200B SALE PRICE $12,989 Sunroof, Alloy wheels, extra clean. Gray. C382510A. SALE PRICE $14,489 6 0, 200 miles, White, Convertible, leather w/brand new top. Great shape. C3T052A SALE PRICE $22,989 Chrome wheels, sunroof, local owner. C25241A SALE PRICE $29,925 Only 50,000 miles. Gold, Local trade in. Great shape. C3T025A SALE PRICE $12,489 Only 55,000 miles. Green, leather, full premium top, bought and serviced here, C1D008A SALE PRICE $13,989 Diamond White, local trade in, bought and serviced here, great condition, C3A065A SALE PRICE $9,989 Sullivan Serving Ocala For over 31 Years www.SullivanCadillac.com 4040 SW College Rd., Ocala 352-732-4700 Toll Free 888-449-9890 THE BEST QUALITY USED CARS... GUARANTEED! THE BEST QUALITY USED CARS... GUARANTEED! *PLUS TAX, TAG, TITLE All-New 2013 CADILLAC XTS F ull-size Luxury F lagship Sedan Groundbreaking technology and refined comfort. $ 499 /month MSRP $44,995, $3499 Total due at lease signing, 36 month lease 10,000 miles a year, 25 cents a mile charge for excessive mileage, residual value of $26,997. 04 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 08 NISSAN ALTIMA 2.5 S 06 CHEVROLET LUMINA LT 10 HYUNDAI SONATA GLS 10 CADILLAC SRX PERFORMANCE 05 CADILLAC CTS 3.6L 06 CADILLAG DTS 04 CADILLAC DEVILLE All-New 2013 CADILLAC ATS Exceptional handling and control, but big enough to carry your golf cubs!

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Friday, October 19, 2012 ~ 31 www.smcitizen.com 2~ Friday, October 19, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Marions Most Wanted Belinda Joyce Bentley, 30, capias, obtaining property by means of worthless check. Lamar Navoris Edwards, 22, felony warrant dealing in stolen property and falsification of ownership to pawn broker. Zikee DeJuan Fowler, 20, felony bench warrant failure to appear for drug court, possession of cocaine and possession of cannabis more than 20 grams. Ramona Mooney, 32, felony violation of probation warrant driving while license suspended revoked habitual offender. Christian Michael Thompson, 18, violation of probation warrant driving under the influence with blood alcohol level over 15, retail petit theft, possession of alcohol by person under 21, resist or obstruct officer without violence. Alan B. Wilson, 48, felony order to revoke bond. Saturday, Oct. 6 saw the morning fog go away for the 12th annual Fun Fly-In at the OTOW Radio Controlled flying field. Spectators were admitted free and children were encouraged to watch the radiocontrolled planes and helicopters fly around the skies at the field. Pilot choice awards were awarded to pilots 6, 7, and 23. Food was available as were portable restrooms for those in attendance. For safety, Marion County Fire Rescue had an ambulance and fire truck with emergency personnel from Station 21 on hand. A 50/50 drawing was held also. Dick Ross, contest director and Bob Perry, event director welcomed approximately two-dozen pilots and their planes. The planes were transported to the field by golf cart, cars, and vans. Some carts were modified to carry the planes so they would not fall off. Some planes needed to be assembled at the flying field as they were too big to be brought to the field in one piece. Pits with work tables were available under tarps so the RC planes could be worked on out of the hot sun and bad weather. Radio-controlled planes fly at OTOW field One of several planes that were flying at the field. Photos and copy by Mike Roppel This Biplane was quite a sight for the spectators. Most planes had just one wing. This RC helicopter was spectacular in its manuevering around the skies. These RC planes were in the pits on work tables ready to fly. On the right is seen a controller for the planes. 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. 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back pain, or even a mild headache. The Marion County Health Department, Florida Pain Clinic, Marion Pain Management Center and the Surgery Center of Ocala have collaborated to contact all patients who may have been injected with the infected medications. A total of 424 patients of the three clinics may have received injections of contaminated medication. The clinics sent letters to their patients and made telephone calls to confirm that they were informed of the outbreak. Health Department staff members visited the homes of the patients who did not respond to the letters and phone calls to ensure that they were informed. Of the 424 contacts, only one person has still not been reached, and the Health Department will continue to try to contact the patient. The fungal meningitis that is caused by the contaminated medicine is not contagious and cannot be transmitted from person to person. 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ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MAXIMUM 10 WORDS RUNSFOR 2 WEEKSFREE TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403 Nancy Reichenbacher, Norma Rombach, Norma Erickson; Flight D: Sharon Scrivens, Ginny Simons, Mary Hart. Closest to the pin was Janet Sutphen and Joan Klier and Nancy Reichenbacher had chip ins. The winners of the Oct. 11 low net tournament are listed in order of finish in each flight. Flight A: Marge Rymarcsuk, Joan Klier, Sue Marentette; Flight B: Olive Adler, Sue Elie, Donna Huffman; Flight C: LaVerne Browand, Kate Lott, Janet Sutphen; Flight D: Sharon Scrivens, Ginny Simons, Ruby Shepard. Closest to the pin was Bebe Hahne and there were no chip ins.Royal Oaks Mens GolfFriday, Oct. 12, saw the members back on the course for the first time in a week. The course was closed for seeding with rye grass in preparation for the winter season, and extra days were needed to let the seed germinate. As a result the greens have not been mowed, making for slow putts that created some problems. However, the day was perfect for golf with the morning temperature in the middle 50s and sunny. So all was not lost. The game was the usual three best net. The winner with a score of 195 was the team of Ron Tennant, Al Prachel, Bill Staiger, and Joe Paller. Second with a score of 203 was the team of Sam Sample, Tom Ducz, Ray Hagerman, and Steve Casner. Third with a 205 was the team of Charlie Elder, Bill Ellin, Bill Start, and Larry Soine. Dont forget to sign up for the Oktoberfest Tournament to be held on the 25th of October. By then the greens will be fast and smooth. This weeks puzzle answers OAK RUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Speaking against the lease, she cited the following items: loss of assets for two generations (40-yearlease); lose control of decision making; lose transparency; lose control of services; and lose volunteerism. She said the lease means the hospital would go from a community motive to a profit motive. Will quality be the No. 1 objective? Will there be service cuts? Will there be people cuts? She also mentioned the placement of the ballot, which could cause the issue to be overlooked by many. Its under the 11 amendments on the printed ballot. Those 11 amendments were covered at the same meeting by former County Commissioner Judy Johnson. The amendments are being reviewed each week by the South Marion Citizen. The election will be Nov. 6. All county registered voters are eligible to cast a ballot. HOSPITALCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 DEATHCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Fourth of a series of candidate appearances at a forum held at the library. Part of this story was inadvertently omitted last week.BY JIM CLARK EditorSchool superintendent candidates took to the floor at a recent forum at the downtown library. Dr. Diana Greene, the Democratic candidate, spoke first. She emphasized her history in education in Marion County, from elementary school teacher to deputy superintendent. She noted that the district needs to reorganize to deal with the shrinking budget. She noted that the schools were receiving less money but were still expected to provide a quality education. She was asked about the fact that Marion County is the largest district in the state that still elects a superintendent and how she would create a good relationship with the School Board. It is a challenge, she said. There are six different people with six different agendas. She said she would meet monthly with each individual board member. Asked about teacher morale, she noted, Everything is not always about money. Teachers need to know theyre appreciated. George Tomyn is the Republican candidate, having won a three-way race in the primary. He also emphasized his local commitments since he was born and raised here. He also started as a teacher and worked his way up to executive director, where he supervises the principals. Answering a question, he said it was important to keep schools safe. If its not safe, you cant teach and you cant learn. He emphasized the need for resource officers and encouraged strong participate in the DARE program. He also backed a code of conduct to remove disruptive and unsafe students. Speaking of teachers, he said, Marion County is fantastic. We need to cultivate our own, and we need to take care of them. He was asked if schools could be run like a business. He replied, You have to run it like a school business. The focus is the students the product is not a widget. We should be doing everything to manage the best we can. School candidates visit forum Hospice volunteers needed\Volunteers Needed. One or two hours can be a blessing to our patients and families receiving hospice care. Sitting with patients, while caregivers run errands, or go to Dr. appts. can be so rewarding and fulfilling. If you are interested in becoming an Odyssey Hospice, Bedside Blessing Volunteer, please contact, Laura Roweton @ 352-622-9331 or lroweton@odsyhealth.com Once again the most popular stars are bringing their special brand of music to Silver Springs as the park announces its early bookings for the 2013 Concert Series. While the park is just beginning to book for the 2013 concert season, the acts already on the bill include Classic Rocker Joan Jett, and country music favorites Easton Corbin, Josh Turner, and Jamey Johnson. The 2013 concert lineup is very exciting because Silver Springs continues to present acts that have never performed at the park before. Also, this year, there will be at least three night time shows, which is new to the series. Along with the exciting news about the 2013 Concert Series, there are other events still scheduled in 2012 that bring value and excitement for our guests. They include: The 5th Annual Fright Nights, (Fridays-Saturdays, now through Oct. 27) featuring the Ocala Jaycees 40th Annual Haunted House and the 7th annual All General Motors Auto Show on Oct. 6. Also scheduled will be the 15th Annual Corvette Show revving things up on Nov. 10 and the spectacular 20th annual Festival of Lights in December. The Bring A Friend Free Ticket is back. Guests purchasing the All Access Silver Pass for only $49.99 receives a Bring a Friend Free Ticket, along with free parking, plus free admission to all Silver Springs concerts, Festival of Lights and all Special Events. It even includes a season pass to our water park, Wild Waters! Concerts are included in Silver Springs daily price of admission of $33.99 for adults; $25.99 for children (ages 3-10). Children two and under are free. Silver Springs is east of Ocala on State Road 40. 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Friday, October 19, 2012 ~ 29 www.smcitizen.com 4~ Friday, October 19, 2012 www.smcitizen.com the amendment would remove that prohibition. An important subplot within Amendment 8 concerns its impact on future school voucher programs. Past programs that included religiously affiliated schools have been deemed unconstitutional partly due to the no aid provision. Passage of Amendment 8 would remove that obstacle to restarting voucher programs. Supporters say the proposed amendment eliminates a stain on the states Constitution that discriminates against religious institutions. They also argue that it offers support to groups with religious affiliations that provide valuable community services, like prison ministries or church-run after-school programs. This primarily will help our state to help the most vulnerable in our state by working with those organizations that are not providing religious services but providing human services, state Sen. Thad Altman, R-Viera, told the Associated Press after the ballot proposal passed the Legislature. Opponents say Amendment 8 will divert money from public schools and other public funding recipients and lead the state down a slippery slope by blurring the separation of church and state. They argue the amendment tramples on constitutional protections against the government promoting religion, and is a veiled attempt to reinstitute school voucher programs. Opponents point out that many religious programs, such as Catholic Charities, receive public funding under the current law provided they do not promote their religion. Amendment 8 passed the Legislature largely along party lines, with Republicans in support and Democrats in opposition. As with all amendments, passage requires the approval of 60 percent or more of the voters. If passed, it takes effect on Jan. 8, 2013.HistoryThe First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof The first part of the amendment is known as the Establishment Clause; the second part the Free Exercise Clause. Interpretations vary over the meaning and scope of the First Amendment. Thomas Jefferson wrote in 1802 that he believed it built a wall of separation between church and state that is necessary to prevent the government from suppressing, or advocating, one religion over another. Others interpret it to mean only that the government is prohibited from establishing an official religion. In 1875, the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, John Blaine (RMaine), proposed an amendment to the U.S. Constitution prohibiting the funding of religious education. Although the amendment failed, it inspired several dozen state legislatures to pass constitutional amendments prohibiting their states from funding religious organizations. Those state amendments became known collectively as Blaine Amendments. Not all are alike. Some prohibit the funding of religious schools only, while others prohibit the funding of all religious institutions. In 1885, Florida lawmakers passed Article 1 Section 3 of the Florida Constitution, a Blaine Amendment that includes the no aid provision and is among the most restrictive in the nation. Altered only slightly over the years, it reads: There shall be no law respecting the establishment of religion or prohibiting or penalizing the free exercise thereof. Religious freedom shall not justify practices inconsistent with public morals, peace or safety. No revenue of the state or any political subdivision or agency thereof shall ever be taken from the public treasury directly or indirectly in aid of any church, sect, or religious denomination or in aid of any sectarian institution. The motivation for passing Blaine Amendments is considered by some scholars to be the influx of Catholic immigrants to the United States in the late 1800s. Public schools at this time led students in reciting the Protestant but not Catholic prayers and reading from the Protestant but not the Catholic version of the bible, George Washing University law professor Ira Lupu said in a 2008 interview with the nonprofit Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life. That led Catholics to begin their own schools, Lupus said, arousing fears among Protestants that the state would fund those schools. The Blaine Amendments arose from this concern about the Catholicization of American education, he said. Thats where the Religious Freedom title for Amendment 8 is derived. It is also the basis for including language in the joint legislative resolution proposing the amendment that talks about restoring religious liberty and freedom and eradicating the remnants of anti-religious bigotry from the State Constitution. The resolution goes on to say, Floridas Blaine Amendment language was borne in an atmosphere of, and exists as a result of, anti-Catholic bigotry and animus. State Sen. Don Gaetz, R-Niceville, said passage of the amendment will remedy a centuries-old wrong. This is the last vestige of the know-nothing, anti-Catholic movement of the 1800s, he said in an Associated Press article published after the amendments passage. However, this belief is challenged in a 2011 report by the American Civil Liberties Union that says the effort to repeal the no aid provision is based on historical myth. Citing legal cases and historical records, the report finds no evidence of anti-Catholic bias when Florida lawmakers approved the Blaine Amendment in 1885, 10 years after the failed federal effort. Scholars on all sides of the political spectrum agree that nothing in the legislative record demonstrates an antiCatholic slant by any of the framers who have revised the Florida Constitution since the Civil War, the ACLU says. And the Florida First District Court of Appeal has explicitly considered and rejected the argument that Floridas no-funding clause was rooted in religious intolerance, holding that nothing in the history or text of the Florida no-aid provision suggests animus towards religion. As further evidence, the report says no Catholic Church official spoke in opposition to the no aid language during the debate in 1885, and that the state Constitution has been re-ratified three times between 1968 and 1997 without objection to the no aid rule. It suggests the motivation for passing Amendment 8 is rooted in a school voucher program rejected by the Florida Supreme Court in 2006. Aware that, across the country, voters have consistently rejected plans to use taxpayer funds to subsidize private religious education, supporters of the repeal have instead raised a red herring, claiming that Floridas no aid provision arose out of anti-Catholic bigotry and continues to promote such prejudice today, the report says. This contention is, simply put, false. Rather than infringing upon religious freedom, the ACLU report says, the no aid provision has actually protected the religious-freedom rights of all Floridians by barring taxpayer-funded aid to religious institutions. Thats why the framers adopted it and why it has been ratified three times since, the ACLU says.Current LawThe states provision that no aid be given directly or indirectly to religious institutions makes its Blaine Amendment more restrictive than Blaine Amendments in other states. According to Professor Lupu, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld an Ohio voucher program that gave state funding to low-income parents, allowing them to send their children to any private school participating in the program. Even though the vast majority of the participating private schools were religious, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the Establishment Clause permitted the program because parents could choose feely among participating religious schools, participating private secular schools and public schools. But a lower court in Florida decided that a very similar program in that state violated the Florida Blaine Amendment. The Florida court explained that although the program was allowed under the Establishment Clause, it violated the states Blaine Amendment, which forbids Florida from directly or indirectly funding schools.VouchersWisconsin passed the nations first school voucher program in 1990 and in 2002 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that school voucher programs are not prohibited by the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. Since then, more than a dozen states have passed voucher laws. In many cases the parents are eligible for a voucher that is equivalent to the yearly cost of educating a child in the public school system in the district where the student lives. Proponents say vouchers give students a way out of failing schools and improve the overall performance of public schools by putting them in competition with private schools. Opponents say they drain revenue from public schools in need of every tax dollar. Gov. Jeb Bush campaigned for governor in 1998 on education reform and after his election the Legislature passed the Opportunity Scholarship Program. Among other things, the program offered vouchers to the parents of students in failing public schools (those schools graded F by the state two times over a four-year period). The money was put in a voucher fund and given to parents who chose to pull their children from a failing school. Parents could enroll their student in any private school, whether church-run or not, and use the state voucher money to help with tuition. Legal challenges resulted in two significant rulings: a 2004 appellate court ruling that found the voucher program violated the state constitutions no aid provision by supporting religious schools; and a 2006 Florida Supreme Court ruling that found the program violated an education clause in the state constitution that requires the state keep a uniform system of public schools. As it now stands, the Florida Supreme Court prohibits the Bush school voucher program because it violates the constitutional requirement that the state maintain a uniform system of public schools, not because of the no aid provision. Therefore, passage of Amendment 8, while removing the no aid provision from the constitution, would not have the immediate effect of opening the door to re-instituting the school voucher program. It would, however, eliminate the no aid barrier if future attempts are made to pass a school voucher program.Amendment 8The no aid language in the Blaine Amendment that currently reads: No revenue of the state or any political subdivision or agency thereof shall ever be taken from the public treasury directly or indirectly in aid of any church, sect, or religious denomination or in aid of any sectarian institution. Amendment 8 proposes to change that language to read: Except to the extent required by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, neither the government nor any agent of the government may deny to any individual or entity the benefits of any program, funding, or other support on the basis of religious identity or belief. That change eliminates the no aid language considered by supporters of Amendment 8 to be a constitutional impediment to religious entities receiving state funding. AMENDMENT 8CONTINUED FROM PAGE 21 Upcoming VFW eventsAll dinners are open to the public: Saturday Breakfast is canceled for this week, Oct. 20, only due to the flea market. The Mens Auxiliary serves shrimp and wing 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 to 6 p.m. Donation is $6. An Oktoberfest dinner sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 22 from 4:30 to 6:30. The menu includes: roast pork, sauerkraut, sausage with peppers and onions, sweet and sour cabbage, German potato salad, and German chocolate cake for dessert. Donation is $8. Tickets can be purchased in the Canteen daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. A Thanksgiving Dinner will be sponsored by the Mens Auxiliary on Friday, Nov. 16, from 4 to 6 p.m. The menu includes: roasted turkey, homemade stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, and pumpkin pie. Donation is $8. Advanced ticket sales. Bingo is open to the public each Monday and Thursday with early bird specials starting at 11:30. 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. Food is available. Join us for Karaoke on Friday, Oct. 19, from 6 to 10 p.m. with R-Entertainment and on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 6 to 10 p.m. with James Wynn. Canteen Lunches are served Monday through Friday from opening to 3 p.m. The VFW is at Southwest State Road 200 and Southwest 110th Street (352-8734781). Community calendar Friday, Oct. 19 Tw o-day VFW f lea mark etThe VFW annual flea market is Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19 and 20, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. All rental spaces have been sold out. Taking donations both small and large, to benefit our veterans and their families. Small donations may be dropped off at the Post. Call John S. 352-861-8484 or John W. at 352-207-1931 for larger donations or furniture pick-up.Tw o-day sale at B ahia OaksBahia Oaks Mobile Homeowners Association is having their annual park wide yard sale on Oct. 19 and 20. All are invited to set up in your own yard. We expect a lot of traffic. Happy selling!Saturday, Oct. 20 Annual indoor yard sale at J oyJoy Lutheran Church, at Southwest State Road 200 at 83rd Place, Ocala, will have its annual indoor yard sale and bake sale on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Swenson Hall. The public is invited to donate such items as furniture, tools, and gardening. Kitchen and house wares, linens, books, and craft supplies are also welcome for donation. Please no clothes, shoes or electronics. Yard sale items may be brought to Swenson Hall on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday, Oct. 17-19, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Baked goods should be brought on Friday. Please have all baked goods wrapped for sale and labeled, particularly if they contain nuts. As usual there will be the vintage table for the special treasures as well as a craft and quilt section. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. For more information call Edie Heinzen (352-854-6816) in regards to the bake sale and Patty Corey (352-854-0660) regarding the yard sale.Kiw anis plans sidew alk saleThe annual Kiwanis sidewalk sale will be Saturday, Oct. 20 at Ozark Bank in Friendship shopping center. Any excess merchandise you care to donate for their community projects will be appreciated. Unsold items sold will be donated to Salvation Army. Funds from the sale are used for our many projects among which are: Books for pre-kindergartners. Sheriffs Halloween party donation and participation. Camp Kiwanis. Shands pediatric unit. Besides donations we participate in Meals on Wheels, Terrific kids, the Builders club at Liberty Middle school, the Key club at West Port high school. For the college crowd, Kiwanis supports Circle K which is an international service club. Many community leaders develop from these clubs. Our latest project is called Eliminate which is a program to support U.N effort to prevent tetanus in newborns of third world countries. Our Meals on Wheels program is assisted by non-members .If you would like to participate and greet people with a hot meal and a warm smile call Ken or Pat at 352237-6421. The club meets every Wednesday at 8 a.m. at P .A.B. Guests are always welcome. Please join us for a cup of java and an interesting speaker. For info call Stan at 352-873-3433 or Phil at 352-3048184.C herryw ood community garage saleCherrywood Estates will be holding its fall community garage sale on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 8 a.m. to noon. Preser v e plans yard saleSpruce Creek Preserve will hold a community yard sale on State Road 200, three miles southwest of County Road 484 (gatehouse entrance), on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 9 a.m. to noon. Everyone is welcome.S candinav ian C lub of Marion C ountyThe Scandinavian Club of Marion County invites people of Danish, Finish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish decent to join us at our next meeting on Oct. 20. We will meet at 11:30 a.m. at the Ocala Hilton, 3600 S.W. 36th Ave. in Ocala. The menu will be Swedish Meatballs with mashed potatoes, vegetables, salad, coffee and dessert. The Golden Troupers of the Ocala Civic Theatre will provide the entertainment. The cost is $16 per person. Reservations and payment must be made in advance. Payment must be received by Wednesday the 17th of October. Checks to be made out to Jim Neate and mailed to Jim Neate, 643-A Midway Drive Ocala, FL 34472. For further details call Jim Neate 352687-1580, or Don Clauson 352-861-1235.T ire amnesty collection in cityThe city of Ocala will be providing a tire amnesty collection day on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at two locations for city of Ocala residents only. One location is the former drop off recycling site at Northeast 8th Avenue and Northeast 14th Street. The second location will be at the former drop off recycling site located in the 1500 block of West State Road 40 at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Complex.Sunday, Oct. 21 R ose S ociety to meetMarion County Rose Society meets at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, at the Marion County Ag Center Auditorium, 2232 N.E. Jacksonville Road (CR 200A), Ocala. Meetings are open to all who want to have fun learning about and sharing their love of roses. Visit www.marioncountyroses.org or call 352-341-0564. C hili cook -o ff scheduledThe first Red Hot Rescue Chili Cook-off to benefit Owls (Ocala Wildlife Sanctuary) will be Sunday, Oct. 21, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ocala Muni Golf Club, 3130 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. Come out and enjoy some chili, fun and support your favorite teams. There will be entertainment, baked goods, food court, 50/50 raffle and crafters. Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for children ages 5 to 12. Under 5 is free. For more information, call 352-291-1962.Ja zz S ociety offers af ternoon of music The 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 Oct. 21. The group plays more than jazz including favorite songs from past years. Dancing is encouraged. Admission is $2 and benefits Hospice in memory of Bea Wilson, founder of the Jazz Society. For more info call Diana, 352-237-0234.Monday, Oct. 22 A D ay of R emembrance The Jewish Womens Club of Ocala presents A Day of Remembrance, featuring Joanne Caras, who is the star of a weekly cooking show on Monday nights called Miracles and Meals with Joanne Caras. The show appears on Monday evenings at 9 on JLTV all over the United States and in 116 other countries. For the past several years Joanne has worked tirelessly to create and promote the Holocaust Survivor Cookbook. After collecting 129 stories and over 250 recipes from Holocaust Survivors from all over the world, she has appeared on Fox TV, CBS, NBC, ABC, Israeli National TV, and national radio in the US, Canada, and Israel. Joanne has given over 250 speeches all across the world, including Canada, Mexico, England, Israel, Denmark, and Italy. Her second book Miracles and Meals, contains 115 new stories and over 250 more recipes. Joanne and her husband Harvey have been married for 30 years. They live in Florida. The couple donates all of the profits from every cookbook sold to Jewish charities. Their largest donations have gone to the Carmei Hair Soup Kitchen in Jerusalem, which feeds over 500 poor and hungry Israelis every day. This event will take place Monday, Oct. 22, 1 p.m. at The Chabad Jewish Center, 3509 S.W. 34th Ave. Circle, Ocala, off State Road 200. Admission $12 per person RSVP appreciated at Jewishwomensclub@gmail.com. Or Call Sonia Peterson 352-307-3662 or Chanie Hecht 352-291-2218. A sampling of recipes from the cookbook will be served. Cookbooks will be available for purchase. All women are welcome! 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. 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Friday, October 19, 2012 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 28~ Friday, October 19, 2012 www.smcitizen.com ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Youre eager to Ram headfirst into that new project. But before you do, find out why some of your colleagues might not appear to be as gung-ho about it as you are. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) All that dedicated hard work youve been putting in pays off better than you expected. So go ahead, reward yourself with something befitting a beauty-loving Bovine. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Its a good time to take on that new challenge. And if your self-confidence is sagging, instead of telling yourself why you cant do it, list all the reasons why you can. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) This is one time when you might want to put some distance between you and the job at hand. It will give you a better perspective on what youve done and still need to do. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Resist that occasional lapse into Leonine laziness that sometimes overtakes the Big Cat. Dont cut corners. Do the job right at this time, or you might have to redo it later. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) You know how you like to do things. And thats fine. But watch that you dont impose your methods on others. A current financial crunch soon eases. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Someone might try to take advantage of your generosity. But before your sensitivity toward others overwhelms your good sense, check his or her story out carefully. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Your strong Scorpian sense of fairness lets you see all sides of a dispute. Continue to remain impartial as.you help each person work through his or her particular grievance. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Trust your keen Sagittarian insight to help you see through an offer that might not be all it claims. A closer look could reveal disturbing elements. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) With the Goat exhibiting a more dominant aspect these days, you could find it easier to make your case in front of even the most skeptical audience. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Take things nice and easy as you continue to build up your energy reserves for a big change thats coming with the full Hunters Moon on Oct. 29. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Recent news from someone you trust could help you make an important decision. Also, be prepared to confront an upcoming change in a personal situation. BORN THIS WEEK: You can be firm in your own views, but also flexible enough to welcome the views of others. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. Monday, Oct. 22 4 0 and 8 to m eetThe regular monthly meeting of the 40 and 8 will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 22, on the second floor of the Bank of the Ozarks on State Road 200, at the entrance to On Top Of The World. All honorably discharged veterans are welcome. Come and enjoy camaraderie and refreshments with fellow veterans. For more information phone Ben at 352854-0272 or Zack at 352-873-4841. Thursday, Oct. 25 State of Our Schools m eetingMarions United for Public Education will feature Theresa Boston-Ellis, the Executive Director of Business Services for Marion County Schools. She will discuss the districts budget and how it affects our schools and community. The meeting will be at the Freedom Library, 5870 S.W. 95th St. on Thursday, Oct. 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. The meeting is open to all concerned citizens.Air Force Association to m eetThe Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association will hold its October meeting on Thursday, the 25th at 7 p.m. This change is for the October meeting only. The location is the Ocala Regional Airport Administration Building 750 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. For information call Mike Emig at 352-854-8328.Friday, Oct. 26 Haw thorne Village f all fes tivalThe annual fall festival at Hawthorne Village will be held Friday, Oct. 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the facility, 4100 S.W. 33rd Ave., Ocala, at the corner of Southwest 42nd Street, the newly widened road leading to the new bridge on the east side of the Interstate. Candy donations will be greatly appreciated. The festival will feature face painting, haunted hallway, karaoke, pictures in the pumpkin patch, pumpkin contest, candy piatas, huge indoor rummage sale and safe trick or treat for children in costume. Hawthorne can be reached at 352-237-7776 or you can visit www.hawthornevillageofocala.com.High T w elve Club to m eetThe Greater Ocala High Twelve Club 665 will hold its monthly meeting on Friday, Oct. 26 at 11 a.m. at the Elks Club, 702 N.E. 25th Ave., Ocala. Celebrate the fall season and the harvest moon with Sue Koppler and Mary Mahoney with Bob Cubbage on piano. Sue and Mary will sing songs from popular plays and movies, and songs of the fall season. As usual, we will have one of the great buffet lunches the Elks Club is noted for. Bring a friend. The cost is only $12 a person. All Master Masons and guests are invited to attend. Reservations are required. Call Bob Brady at 352-8549612 for reservations or further information.Elvis returns to Wes t Marion MooseKenn E Grube brings his Elvis Impersonation Show to the Moose Lodge on 26th along with the duck tails, Elvis outfits, great voice and music. Blue Suede Shoes are in style for this great show starting at 6 p.m. Dinner is included starting a 5 p.m. The last show was sold out. Advance tickets available at the Moose Lodge 352-854-2200.Saturday, Oct. 27 Two -day Ocala Arts Fe s tivalArt lovers and collectors will fill the McPherson Governmental Complex on 25th Avenue during the 46th annual Ocala Arts Festival on Oct. 27 and 28. Show hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. The Festival, produced by FAFO (Fine Arts For Ocala) hosts a juried fine arts show with artists and craftsmen from all over the United States. Enjoy a beautiful fall weekend of art and free entertainment for the entire family. The festival also includes free admission, free parking, free childrens art projects, and live entertainment. For more information visit our website www.fafo.org.Af rican Violet Club to m eetThe African Violet Club of Ocala will meet on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 10:30 a.m. at the Marion County Sheriffs Office (Brian Litz Sheriffs Substation), 9048 S.W. Highway 200, Ocala. The program topic for October is Cultivating and Caring for African Violet Trailers. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, go to the web site at http://www.africanvioletclubofocala.org/ or contact club president, Laura Perdomo at thepeacockcottage@gmail.com.Sunday, Oct. 28 Harves t FestSmore About Jesus; fun for the whole family, fourth annual Harvest Fest: Games, Bible stories, hot dogs and chips, candy, costume judging and Child Identification Protection from the Marion County Sheriffs Office, all at this free event, from 5 to 7 p.m. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala. Call 352-861-6182 or www.ccomc.org.Fe s tival at Ref lections ChurchLooking for something out of the ordinary to do with the family this fall? If the answer is yes, Reflections Church has a great idea for you. On Sunday, Oct. 28, from 5 to 7 p.m., there will be fun events happening at the Citrus Springs Middle School. There will be games, inflatables, crafts, concessions and our first ever candy train. Why go trunk to trunk to get treats when you can climb aboard the Candy Train and arrive where the treats are waiting for you? As usual, costumes are always welcome, but not necessary.Tuesday, Oct. 30 Breas t cancer s urvivors to m eetThe Breast Cancer SOS (Sisterhood of Survivors) Support Group meets the last Tuesday of each month at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St., Room 104 at 1 p.m. The meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 30, will be another visit from Dr. Jamie Daniel to talk for Breast Cancer Month. Dr. Daniel always has so much information to offer. Her book she is writing will not be ready for the meeting but perhaps at the meeting she can say when it will be available. If you have any questions, contact Gail Tirpak at 352291-6904. 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Friday, October 19, 2012 ~ 27 www.smcitizen.com 6~ Friday, October 19, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Tuesday, Oct. 30 Hobby auction set at RamadaThe Ocala Coin Club will host a hobby auction on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at 6:30 p.m. at the Ramada Convention Center, Interstate 75 and U.S. Highway 27. Baseball cards, coins, currency, precious metals, stamps, tea set, knives, dolls, Hummels, Rockwell, Kinkade, plants, jewerly, dolls, badges, copper, Franklin Mint items, watches and some neat stuff will be available for you to take home. Doors open at 6 p.m. for auction review. Free admission, free parking. This auction is open to the public but you must be a member of the Ocala Coin Club in order to sell items in the auction. This is cash only auction. No buyers or sellers fee. For more information contact Rich Selvar, 352-7485225.Wednesday, Oct. 31 Sheriffs Office Halloween partyThe Southwest District Sheriffs Office will hold a Halloween party on Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the office, 9048 S.W. State Road 200. There will be the usual food fare and various activities, plus visits from special Sheriffs Office personnel. Those who wish may contribute wrapped individual candy by bringing it to the office between now and the party.Trunk or Treat at Our RedeemerOur Redeemer is inviting you to be part of our annual Trunk or Treat event on Wednesday, Oct. 31, starting at 6 p.m. Pizza, cider and cookies will be served in the Fellowship Center that night along with games. The movie Its The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown will be playing on our large screen for any children (or grownups) who wish to see it! The church is at 5200 S.W. State Road 200. Friday, Nov. 2 Two-day quilt show scheduledThe Art of Quilting Along a Country RoadQuilt Show 2012, sponsored by the Country Road Quilters, will take place on Nov. 2 and Nov. 3 at the College of Central Florida, Ewers Century Center, in Ocala from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Admission is $7 per person. There will be a judged quilt show, beautiful quilts, art quilts, Home of the Brave quilts, a silent auction, vendors, boutique, demonstrations, raffle baskets, a quilt appraiser and a vendor to sharpen scissors and knives. For information contact Fred Jones at 352-438-0055.Saturday, Nov. 3 Queen of Peace arts and crafts showQueen of Peace will hold its annual arts and crafts show on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Parish Hall. The event is sponsored by the Council of Catholic Women and will consist of mixed media. Forty plus vendors will provide a variety of products. Many are new to the show this year. This would be a great time to get some of those Christmas gifts on you list. Lunch will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission is free. Queen of Peace Church is at 6455 S.W. State Road 200.Historical Novel group to hold saleThe Florida Chapter of the Historical Novel Society will have two tables of resale items at the Beverly Hills Recreation Association flea market on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 8 a.m. to noon. The Recreation Association building is located at One Civic Circle in Beverly Hills at the end of West Lake Beverly Drive off Forest Ridge Boulevard. All proceeds go to support the mission of FCHNS, to promote historical fiction through education and networking opportunities for writers, readers, librarians, editors, agents and publishers. FCHNS holds meetings on the first Saturday of every month from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Community Room of the Central Ridge Library, 425 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Beverly Hills. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, call Marian Fox at 352-726-0162.Main library to hold book saleThe Friends of the Ocala Library will hold their quarterly book sale on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Rooms B and C at the main library on Silver Springs Boulevard. Hardcover books cost 50 cents and paperback 25 cents. For more information, call 368-4591, or go to friendsoftheocalalibrary.org for event or membership details.Fall festival at Ocala West NazareneOcala West Church of the Nazarene presents a fall festival on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 2 to 5 p.m. There will be free food, carnival-style games and good fellowship. The church is at 5884 S.W. 60th Ave. For information, call 352-861-0755. ome!Two-day Rose Show plannedBeautiful roses will abound at the Marion County Rose Societys 17th annual Rose Show and Festival to be celebrated on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 3 and 4, at the Marion County Agricultural Center, 2232 N.E. Jacksonville Road (CR200A), Ocala. This fun-filled event features free admission and is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy prize-winning roses and even display your own blooms! This event will be the first of its kind in the South. Winners of the most beautiful blooms and bouquets, and the most creative and most fragrant rose displays will be decided entirely by the general public. All attendees are invited to enter roses from their private gardens for a chance to win part of $400 in cash prizes. Numerous door prizes will be drawn, and hundreds of roses and other rose-related items will be available for purchase. All attendees who join the Marion County Rose Society at this event will receive a free welcome package and rose bush. Consulting Rosarians will be available both days to answer rose growing questions. Featured guest speaker, Carolyn Parker, well-known California writer, photographer, and garden designer, will be making presentations both days. There will be a question and answer session as well as a book signing opportunity after her Saturday presentation. By advance reservation, there will be a luncheon to meet the author before her presentation on Sunday. Delicious food will be offered on site by Talarigos Paradise Grill on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Everyone is invited to join in two days of family fun and fragrance. For complete details, visit www.marioncountyroses.org, or call President Chris McMillan at 352341-0564. Best of the Best four years in a row HOURS: Mon. 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Friday, October 19, 2012 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 26 ~ Friday, October 19, 2012 www.smcitizen.com the Citizen Maintain the health of your business Advertise in Saturday, Nov. 3 Dining in the DarkThe Florida Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired will be holding 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., Ocala. Tickets are $45 individual and $80 couple. Event includes silent auction, raffle and dinner. Special guest speaker will be Miss Conner Boss, Florida USA contestant who has been legally blind since age 8. For tickets call 352-873-4700 or email admin@flblind.org. Florida Center for the Blind provides classes and instruction at absolutely no charge to teenagers, adults and seniors who are severely visually impaired.Women of the Moose yard saleThe WOTM, (Women Of The Moose) will be having a yard sale on Saturday, Nov. 3 starting at 8 a.m. at the Moose Lodge. Anyone may rent a table /space for $10 (1st come, 1st served). Moose members are asked to donate items to sell. Also hot dogs, hamburgers on the grill will be sold as well as wonderful baked goods. To rent a table /space, donate items or for information call 352-861-2981.Ocala Palms Arts and Crafts FairJoin us at Ocala Palms (located on U.S. Highway 27, one mile west of Interstate 75) on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a delightful day of shopping from a variety of talented crafters and artists. A hot dog lunch will be available for purchase from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; plus, enjoy yummy sweet treats at our morning bake sale.Sunday, Nov. 4 German American Club picnicThe German American Club of Marion County will host a picnic on Sunday, Nov. 4, at noon, in Coehadjoe Park. German American food will be prepared by club members and served buffet style. Please bring a dish to share and your own snacks. Music will be provided by Bavarian Oskar. On the day of the picnic, ticket prices will be $7 per member or $10 per non-member. Contact Joe or Liz Dickmann at 352-732-6386 for tickets.Concert at St. JudeWe are pleased to have with us once again for our fall benefit concert, Broadway and More Maestro Bill Doherty and members of the Central Florida Lyric Opera. These fine artists have just returned from performances in Italy and prior to our concert will be touring in Osaka and Kyoto in Japan. They are also scheduled for the Lincoln Center in New York. Our Concert will be on Sunday, Nov. 4, at 5 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased at the church office. St. Jude is at 443 Marion Oaks Drive in Marion Oaks.Saturday, Nov. 10 SummerGlen to hold craft fairSummerGlen will conduct its annual holiday and craft fair on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the SummerGlen Grand Hall, 1450 S.W. 154th St. There will be assorted crafts, including handcrafted baskets, gourmet goodies, handcrafted jewelry as well as boutique items. There will be lots of door prizes and much more. Take Exit 341 (County Road 484) off the Interstate, go east toward Dunnellon to Southwest 20th Avenue Road, and follow signs to SummerGlen. Sunday, Nov. 11 Concert at CountrysideThe next Sunday Afternoon Arts at Countryside Presbyterian Churchwill take place on Sunday, Nov. 11 at 3 p.m. in the Sanctuary of Countryside at 7768 S.W. Highway 200, Ocala. Roberta Swedien, classical pianist, will play From Russia with Love, Sergei Rachmaninoff the Preludes. Roberta Swedien has performed on four continents for over four decades in solo, chamber and orchestral concerts, television and radio. Her repertoire ranges from Bach to Elliott Carter. Her training was at the Chicago Conservatory College, Sherwood Music School, Northwestern University and the University of Iowa. In addition to her classical work, she did the sound design for Michael Jacksons HIStory album for which she received a Platinum record. Roberta now resides in Gainesville, after fifteen years abroad, where she teaches piano, voice, theory and composition as well as performing in solo and ensemble programs. The public is invited and admission is free but donations will be appreciated. For further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633.Saturday, Nov. 17 Walk of RemembranceA Walk of Remembrance memorial event will take place on Saturday, Nov. 17 in the serene beauty of Sholom Park at 6840 S.W. 80th Ave. in Ocala. The walk serves as an opportunity to remember a loved one and find comfort in friendship, strength in shared experiences, and hope for healing and happiness. Walkers will enjoy a tranquil stroll through the Labyrinth, partake in the uplifting power of music, and reflect on their experiences privately or with others. Registration opens at 9 a.m. with the first walk beginning at 9:15 a.m.; subsequent walks will leave at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. The program will conclude at noon. The cost is a minimum donation of $10. The donation includes light refreshments and a small gift. Participants may choose to walk the entire morning or select a time slot. Feel free to come and go as you please and enjoy the parks amenities. Please note the parks no pets policy. Hospice of Marion County provides a full spectrum of physical, emotional, psychological, social and spiritual support for patients with advancing illness and their families. Proceeds from the event will continue to support bereaved families and individuals through the Center for Hope and Healing at Hospice of Marion County. For more information call 352-854-5218 or register online www.hospiceofmarion.com/news.html.SummerGlen Country Club garage saleThe SummerGlen community at 1450 S.W. 154th Street Road, Ocala, will host its 6th annual community garage sale with an estimated 150+ households participating on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event is one of the largest garage sales in Southwest Ocala and well worth visiting for bargains galore. You dont want to miss it. From I-75, take exit 341 to CR484 west, turn left at the SummerGlen sign with the fountain, then follow road to the gate. Gatekeeper will hand out map of locations and look for the bright green signs posted on garages.Sunday, Nov. 25 Watch and clock extravaganzaChapter 156 of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors meets every fourth Sunday at 8 a.m. at VFW Post 4781, 9401 S.W. 110th St., Ocala. The November meeting on Nov. 25 is the fall extravaganza, which consists of many of the members parting with everything from a good clock repair book to valuable antique clocks and watches. There will be tools, parts and above all, great camaraderie. All are welcome. Table use fee is $5 per table. There will be free coffee and donuts. The group is not allowed to do any appraisals. More on Page 26 Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com 352-622-3937 museumeyecare@live.com Dr. James A. Muse Board Certified Board Certified Optometric Physician Optometric Physician Our commitment to personalized eyecare... Your eyes are our masterpiece. 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Friday, October 19, 2012 ~ 25 www.smcitizen.com Lies, smears, and gaffes have been regular offerings of presidential candidates and political parties since the election of 1800. Thomas Jefferson called John Adams a fool, a hypocrite, a criminal, and a tyrant who was intent on going to war with France. Adams responded by calling Jefferson mean-spirited, a low-life, son of a half-breed Indian squaw and a half-black father. After each had served as president, Adams and Jefferson became friends who corresponded regularly. They died on the same patriotic day July 4, 1826. Presidential candidates Obama and Romney, their campaign staffs, and political action committees have composed enough lies and half-truths to keep fib chasers and fact checkers busy debunking canards and character smears right up to Election Day. In addition to smears and slanders, the candidates have suffered occasional foot-in-mouth blunders. Challenger Romney has been the undisputed winner for the greatest number of brain cramp blunders, tongue twists, and embarrassments. Notwithstanding President Obamas second place finish in the most-blunders category, he deserves first prize for the most revealing gaffe of the campaign: If youve got a business, you didnt build that. Somebody else made that happen. We could accept the presidents claim of good intentions, if he had expressed his prize blunder only once. He liked his business blooper so much that he used it when fishing for encore applauses at subsequent campaign stops. Mr. Obamas supporters insist he was just saying that government makes business success possible by funding education, infrastructure, and research. It didnt sound that way when he added a Siamese clarification: Government creates this unbelievable American system that we have. To the contrary, for more than a hundred years since the beginning of the technological revolution, employers and employees have believed rightly that they financed and made our ever-growing government possible by taking risks, being productive, and paying taxes. Mr. Obama made clear his view of the relation of government to business in his second book, The Audacity of Hope. He said: I believe in free market, competition, and entrepreneurship. He added a reservation: I am angry about policies that consistently favor the wealthy and powerful over average Americans. I insist that government has an important role in opening up opportunity to all. As government has grown like a beanstalk, creation and expansion of businesses have too often had to be accomplished in spite of government obstacles. That may be news to the folks in the White House and Washington bureaucracies, who believe they are missionaries of assistance and cooperation: Hi! Im from the government and Im here to help. President Obama has a broad understanding of American private enterprise, but his life experience has been limited to education, community organizing, and politics. He didnt even have a paper route. To his credit, he has been candid in his admissions that he believes he knows what needs to be done, but he doesnt know how to do it. www.smcitizen.com 8~ Friday, October 19, 2012 There are a lot of people who immediately think no when the prospect of a new tax appears on the ballot. They dont take the time to figure out how much, or how little, it would cost them, or how much the rejection of that tax could affect their lives. On Nov. 6, way down at the bottom of the ballot, under the amendments, theres a tax request from Munroe Regional Medical Center. Its relatively small, but could have a lasting effect on medical care in this community. Let me tell you, again, my story. First, my father. He was a pharmacist who first went to work in the late 1950s at a hospital in Englewood, N.J. I was too young to work by law, but I volunteered for the whole summer, helping him reorganize and categorize his pharmacy. Each bottle had a price written on it it was in code, taking a 10-letter word and translating it into numbers. I also ran deliveries of items throughout the hospital it was there that I first learned the words dextrose and saline but I couldnt deliver medicine, someone had to sign out for that. By the way, theres nothing more disconcerting for a teenager than to start to get on an elevator and be told to wait for the next one, because they were taking a body to the morgue in the basement. That experience got me familiar with hospitals. I eventually went into the newspaper field, and dad moved to Atlanta to work at West Paces Ferry Hospital. From there, he transferred to HCA Marion Community Hospital (now ORMC), but only stayed there a short while. He left HCA and went across the street to Munroe, and stayed there until he retired. Thats how I got familiar with Munroe, even though at the time I didnt live here. Several years ago I walked into a clinic in northeast Ocala. I was having a little trouble breathing, and I honestly thought I might have a touch of pneumonia. But they took one look at me and called for an ambulance, and I was whisked to Munroes emergency room, where I was diagnosed with a-fib in my heart. I stayed at Munroe for a week, and when I walked out (actually they wheel you out), I felt 100 percent better. To this day I am convinced that my cardiologist, Dr. Ali Nasser, and Munroe Regional saved my life. Thats why Im voting in favor of the hospital tax. You can throw all the facts and figures at me, from both sides, that you want. Some of those arguments are strong from both sides, and some of the anti-tax sentiments are covered elsewhere in this edition today. But for me the decision is simple. Because of Munroe I am here today, and I want things to stay just the way they are. Sometimes, dollars and cents arent vital. Sometimes, life and death are more important. So for those of you who are campaigning against the tax so you can save a few bucks, well, I hope youre never one of those being wheeled into the emergency room. But if you are, I hope that people dont look back on this election and say, you know, in the old days, we could have saved him. Munroe, as it is, saved me. And for me, thats all that matters.Jim Clark is the editor of the South Marion Citizen. He can be reached at 352-854-3986 or at editor@smcitizen.com PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOSTEDITOR: JIM CLARK Citizen The opinions expressed in South Marion Citizen editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper.Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board.Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns.Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 854-3986.All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via e-mail. Names and communities will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out.We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Not all contributions are printed.Letters longer than 550 words may be regarded as columns and printed on a space-available basis, and writers will be limited to one contribution per week. The deadline is one week prior to each Fridays issue.Send letters to: The South Marion Citizen Editor, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@smcitizen.com. Were finallly coming to the light at the end of the amendment tunnel only one more week after this. Today we start with Amendment 8, which has the imposing title Religious Freedom. Sounds great, doesnt it. One of the descriptions says it deletes the current provision in the state Constitution that prohibits taxpayer funding of religious institutions would allow state to use state monies to fund religious institutions and schools. One of the things that people think this would do, at first blush, is clear the way for a voucher program which has been rejected by the courts in the past. Not so fast. The court negated the voucher program because it violated the provision for the state to maintain uniform public schools. So this amendment wouldnt do away with that at all. It would, however, remove the no aid provision, which could lead to attempts to get vouchers back in the future. As we said for another amendment last week, if you want to send a message and are so inclined, feel free to vote yes. But you may end up paying extra taxes to fight the litigation that is sure to follow if there is an attempt to reinstate vouchers. Amendment 9 is a feel-good amendment that could cost the government some money, but we doubt if it would be that much. The amendment provides a homestead exemption for the surviving spouse of military veterans or first responders who died in the line of duty from service-related injuries. It says that the deceased must have been a permanent resident of Florida as of Jan. 1 of the year in which they died. It seems to us that the cost of this amendment would be negligible for local governments. While we feel that losing one military veteran or first responder is one too many, in the total scheme of things there just arent that many as to make this a financial burden. So for the first time in all our assessments, were going to say that this amendment should be passed. Next week, two more tax exemptions and a final amendment about appointing students to the board of governors of the state university system. Well give you a little hint on the latter who cares? S UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Religious freedom and widow exemption An election message worth repeating Jim Flynn Columnist LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Experience means been there, done that Jim Clark Editor READER OPINIONS INVITED Note about lettersLetters to the editor that feature insulting remarks with words such as stupid, ignorant, dumb and racist are being automatically discarded. Also, no political letters will be published after Oct. 26. Looking at Executive OrdersIt is a shame that the only ads Obama can run are promoting class warfare, primarily because he cant run on his record. He wants to shift emphasis to fear of the unknown from the facts that would in themselves prevent his reelection. However there is a real danger that hardly anyone is talking about, one that could destroy individual freedom and our American way of life. Its time to talk about his executive orders. Our Constitution dictates separation of powers through our three branches of government and they provide the tripod needed to insure we maintain our republic form of government, by and for the people. They provide the checks and balances needed to preserve our representative way of governing. Nowhere in the Constitution does it authorize the president to issue Executive Orders, and there were none issued until the following: There were 3 issued by Teddy Roosevelt then FDR, who issued 11 in 16 years; then Clinton, who issued 15 in 8 years; then Bush, who issued 62 in 8 years. There were only 30 issued in total by all of the other previous presidents. I wonder how many of our citizens are aware that Obama has issued 923 executive orders in just 3 years. Republican Democrat or Independent, why wouldnt we question the motives of this action? Why the need to PLEASESEELETTERS, PAGE9 The nations most comprehensive sexual abuse reporting law took effect in Florida on Oct. 1, as the state embarks on a statewide kindergarten-based education program to help young children avoid the traps predators set. The law clarifies that all people have an obligation to report suspected sexual abuse of children, regardless of whether the suspected abuser is a parent, neighbor, friend or stranger. Previously, the states abuse hotline only took reports about sexual abuse by a childs caregivers. The law, HB 1355, Protection of Vulnerable Persons, also imposes a fine of up to $1 million on any public or private college or university whose administration or law enforcement agency willfully and knowingly fails to report child abuse that occurs on its campus, in any of its facilities, or at/during college or universitysponsored events and functions. The law is intended to prevent the kind of institutional cover up that allowed the sexual abuse of children to persist for so long in several of the highly publicized national cases. We all knew it was our moral obligation to report child abuse, abuse survivor and advocate Lauren Book said. Now, the Florida Legislature has made it clear that reporting abuse is also a legal obligation with serious penalties. The law takes effect as Florida launches a comprehensive, statewide sexual abuse prevention curriculum in all kindergarten classes throughout the state to educate Floridas youngest students about how to protect themselves from abuse. Called Safer, Smarter Kids, the curriculum was developed by Lauren Books Laurens Kids foundation at the direction of the 2011 Florida Legislature. The bill also: Requires the Florida Child Abuse Hotline to accept child abuse reports even if the suspected abuser is not a direct caregiver. It also makes clear that everyone must report abuse, not just professionals previously specified as mandatory reporters, such as teachers and health care professionals. With this change, Florida has the strongest and the only fully mandatory abuse reporting law in the country. 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Friday, October 19, 2012 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 24~ Friday, October 19, 2012 www.smcitizen.com give the government, primarily the Executive Branch, so much power? Would it be that these are done to give the Executive Branch powers to such a degree that he doesnt need the Congress, taking control away from the House and Senate? They definitely take away power and freedom from we the people! Judge some of them for yourself! #10990, Allows Government to take over all modes of transportation and control of highways and seaports; #10995, Allows Government to seize and control the communication media; #10997, Allows Government to take over all electrical power, gas, petroleum, fuels and minerals; #10998, Allows Government to take over all food resources and farms; #11000, Allows Government to mobilize civilians into work brigades under Governmentsupervision; #11001, Allows Government to take over all health, education and welfare functions; #11002, Allows Government to designate the registration of all persons, with the Postmaster General operating a national registration; #11003, Allows Government takeover of all airports and aircraft, including commercial aircraft; #11004, allows the housing and finance authority to relocate communities, build new housing with public funds, designate areas to be abandoned and establish new locations for populations; #11005, Allow Government to take over railroads, inland waterways and public facilities. These are just a few of the 923 orders, but they speak loudly of the total disregard Obama has for our individual freedom, our right to make our own choices. They do support his idea of remaking us into a one world government and economy, losing our standing as being the greatest nation on the planet. This does sound a lot like our neighbors to the south, Cuba and Venezuela. If you share his vision for America this wont bother you, and you will vote for him. I dont believe many Americans want the government to have this much control over our individual lives. If you do, please just move to another country and stop trying to destroy ours. Wayne Rackley OcalaMotivationThis election in November will be decided by those who are motivated to vote. Watching the news on TV and reading the newspapers, voters are now being told this election is a toss up with the advantage going to Gov. Romney. Leading in the polls does not win an election. It is possible that the president has seen the news and finally realizes that he doesnt own the White House and is in the fight of his political life to keep his job as president. Just four short years ago we were on the edge of another depression when our economy was in a free fall with no light at the end of the tunnel. The job situation has been turned around to the point where many of the jobs that were lost between 2008 thru 2010 have been brought back and many people are working again. You cannot discount the mood of the country being impacted by the number of unemployed and underemployed which has devastated many families. We simply cannot go back to the economic policies of the past where the Republicans believe that cutting taxes and having a smaller income produces more money for our economy and more jobs for our workers. We in Florida were told in our last state election that if you elect me I will create 700,000 new jobs. One of the first official duties of this new governor was to turn down 2 billion dollars of job stimulus money from the federal government because it was not his idea. This money was then sent to other states who created thousands of jobs for their economy while Florida was left struggling and wondering why not us. The best way to be motivated is to understand what is happening to our country and get involved. Do not let political lies determine your future. Jerry Segovis OcalaIt just isnt fair!Some people are simply handed entitlements such as Food Stamps, welfare and Medicaid even though they are not entitled to them. The number of people in these programs has increased since 2008. For example, 31 million people were on Food Stamps in 2008, 46 million people now. This occurs because our government mismanages the entitlement process. The problem is made worse when President Obamas nanny-state like, spendtax-borrow agenda is thrust on us. Other people have worked hard for their so-called entitlements such as Social Security and Medicare which are not really entitlements since we paid for them. The Social Security benefits and any pensions we receive are taxed more to help pay for those not entitled to receive entitlements. Once again the middle class must make sacrifices so that undeserving people get their freebies. This nanny-state philosophy is destroying America, and simply isnt fair to the citizens who make these sacrifices. LETTERSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 PLEASESEELETTERS, PAGE10 funds for any past taxes paid. The state estimates that this amendment, if passed, would reduce local school and government tax revenues by about $600,000 statewide in the first year it is in effect. The measure won unanimous approval in the House and Senate. There is no organized opposition. Like all amendments, passage requires the approval of 60 percent or more of the voters. If approved, the measure becomes effective Jan. 1, 2013.HistoryState law has granted this property tax exemption to eligible military spouses since 1997. However, the exemption was never enshrined in the state Constitution. If passed, this proposed amendment enshrines that exemption in the state Constitution. Over a two-year span in 2010 and 2011, two dozen Florida law enforcement officers were killed in the line of duty. This amendment is meant to recognize the sacrifice of first responders by extending the same tax relief to their surviving spouses that is currently offered to the surviving spouses of military veterans who died while on active duty. A joint resolution authorizing the Legislature to grant a total or partial exemption to the surviving spouses passed in February 2012. A subsequent bill passed by the Legislature requires the full exemption be granted, which is what eligible spouses will receive if Amendment 9 passes.In The Line of DutyFor the spouse of a first responder to be eligible, the first responder must have died while in the line of duty, which is defined under this proposed Amendment as: While engaging in law enforcement; While performing an activity relating to fire suppression and prevention; While responding to a hazardous material emergency; While performing rescue activity; While providing emergency medical services; While performing disaster relief activity; While otherwise engaging in emergency response activity; While engaging in a training exercise related to any of the above events or activities if the training has been authorized by the employer. Under the proposed amendment, a heart attack or stroke that causes death or causes an injury resulting in death must occur within 24 hours after an event or activity and must be directly and proximately caused by the event or activity in order to be considered as having occurred in the line of duty. The bill requires surviving spouses to obtain a letter from the state or appropriate government entity certifying the death occurred while in the line of duty.PortabilityThe exemption applies for as long as the spouse holds the title to the homestead, is a permanent resident of the homestead, and does not remarry. If the property is sold, the surviving spouse can transfer the exemption to a new primary residence.Economic ImpactWithout knowing how many surviving spouses may be eligible in any given year, it is difficult to calculate the economic impact on property tax revenues with certainty. However, the state Revenue Estimating Conference estimates that this amendment, if passed, would reduce local school and government tax revenues by about $600,000 statewide in the first year it is in effect. AMENDMENT 9CONTINUED FROM PAGE 21 Get into the holiday spirit a little early with Ralphie and his gang as A Christmas Story jumps from your television screen to the stage! TBS may show a 24-hour marathon of the beloved movie every year, but Ocala Civic Theatres production will be live on stage for four weeks, from November 1-25. Straight from Cleveland Street in smalltown 1938 Indiana, this is Philip Grecians faithful adaptation of the film, now a modern classic. It's all here: the triple-dog dare and the frozen lamp-post, the Little Orphan Annie decoder pen and the Lifebuoy soap, the blue bowling ball and the pink bunny suit, the Bumpus hound dogs and the Christmas turkey. Above all, this is the story of 10-year-old Ralphie Parker (played by Jonathan Leppert), the wildly imaginative, pint-sized hero of this warmly nostalgic comedy, whose driving ambition in life is to attain a Red Ryder BB gun. The show is narrated by the grown-up Ralph (Patrick Stanley), serving the same role as Jean Shepherds voiceover played in the movie as he reminisces about his childhood. A Christmas Story runs Nov. 1 through Nov. 25. Evening performances are at 8 p.m.; Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. Tickets are $22 for adults and $10 for full-time students with ID. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the Ocala Civic Theatre box office or call (352) 236-2274. Tickets also may be purchased online at www.ocalacivictheatre.com. (A service charge applies to online purchases.) The Ocala Civic Theatre is located at 4337 East Silver Springs Boulevard (East State Road 40) in the Appleton Cultural Center. 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Obama claims he will strengthen the middle class and not raise our taxes. But, we are already being taxed and he pretends that we are not to provide funding for those receiving unentitled entitlements. Similarly when the well runs dry and America cant borrow anymore money; when the wealthy have been taxed to the max whenever Obama gives a new freebie to someone, the middle-class will be required to pony-up ... once again. It simply isnt fair. We absolutely cannot re-lect the current administration. Joe OHara OcalaSome facts about MRMCFor almost 3 years I have attended Munroe Regional Medical Center meetings and studied audit reports, financial statements, consultant reports, ratings agency reports, etc. in order to be able to make an informed decision about whether or not to support a tax for the hospital. I will not support the referendum on the Nov. 6 ballot for reasons noted below. First, the proposed property tax addresses the result of the problem, not the problem. The problem is simply that the revenue of a stand-alone hospital can no longer carry the overhead. MRMCs board of trustees has been told that by at least three different consultants but the decision was made more than six years ago to reject the idea of merging with another organization to share that overhead burden. It was assumed that tax support would be obtained. At a board meeting in early 2011 one of the dominant trustees complained to Commissioner Stan McClain, If the County Commission had sold it right, we would already have tax support. He did not say why he felt it was the County Commissions responsibility to sell tax support. Second, the one mill property tax that has been proposed will not solve MRMCs financial problems. This has been discussed and acknowledged openly in recent board meetings where it was referred to as a Band-aid. But, as one trustee stated, It will buy us 2-3 years in which we can hope for a miracle that will allow us to retain control of the hospital. Third, approving the proposed tax will be opening Pandoras Box as tax support for MRMC will never end and it wont remain at one mill. As stated above, the current proposed tax will not solve MRMCs income problem. MRMC would need tax support of at least 2-3 mills to break even and cover routine capital cost. Fourth, collection of a sales tax for the support of indigent care is the fairest method. Under the current law, an indigent care sales tax would bring in about $14 million per year. However, contrary to the propaganda that implies that MRMC is the only indigent care provider in Marion County, they are not and the tax revenue would have to be shared with the other indigent care providers. By MRMCs own estimate they would only receive about 40 percent or $5.8 million of the revenue. From experience I know that it is important to develop a sense of urgency when trying to turn around a financially distressed business. There doesnt seem to be any sense of urgency at MRMC. It is equally important to impose strict cash management procedures. Logic dictates that all proposed expenditures should be reviewed to determine whether they are essential or optional and the optional expenditures should be rejected until the financial situation is stabilized. MRMC continues to make non-essential expenditures. For example, the board of directors recently approved spending $85-100,000 to hire an accounting firm to prepare a 5-year plan. In my experience, this was always the job of the senior financial staff. Apparently MRMCs Chief Financial Officer who is paid $360,000 per year plus bonus ($93,000 in 2010) and his staff are incapable of handling this. There are many more examples. Another item that should be questioned is the $85 million of bad debt expense for fiscal year 2012. Their bad debt expense is normally dismissed as Charity Care and is given as the explanation for their losses. Only about $30 million of this write-off is actually classified as Charity Care. Explain the remaining $55 million. No one likes change, especially when your ego is tied so closely to the status quo, but MRMC is unsustainable in the current business model. We have other good nontax options available (I was particularly impressed with the Duke/Lifepoint proposal.) but those will die with the passage of this tax referendum. Now we must decide whether we are going to accept financial reality and join with a hospital group or agree to pay unlimited taxes to maintain the status quo. Carl Crabtree Ocala Friday, October 19, 2012 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com 10~ Friday, October 19, 2012 www.smcitizen.com LETTERSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 9 GUEST COMMENTARY BY JOSEPH HANRATTY The last item on the ballot for the Nov. 6 election is the property tax increasing bond issue for Munroe. You may have received a political ad asking you to vote yes for bonds. Here are eight things they are not telling you: 1. Three hospital systems have made comprehensive proposals to operate the hospital without increasing your taxes while paying off 100 million dollars in existing bonds. 2. All three hospital systems have agreed to provide the same level of indigent care that Munroe currently provides. In fact all three currently provide greater indigent care than Munroe provides. 3. All three hospital systems have agreed to continue to provide OB services so that babies will continue to be born at Munroe throughout the term of the lease. 4. Two of the proposals agree to immediately invest $150 million dollars in the Master Facility Plan that the Directors and Trustees agree is necessary to ensure the future existence of the hospital. One group has agreed to a Master Facility Expansion plan, but has not committed to the $150 million for it. MRMC will not have the ability to do a Master Facility Expansion plan even after taxing Marion County citizens 65 million dollars. 5. All three hospital systems are committed to quality health care. CHS has, on average, higher JAHCO ratings at its hospitals than does Munroe. Duke has the 8th ranked hospital in the nation. HMA is proposing an affiliation with Shands. 6. All three hospital systems have committed to pay from $150 million to 275 million in addition to the Master Facility Expansion Plan and annual capital improvement requirements. This would enable the trustees to invest millions of dollars annually into Heart of Florida to expand indigent healthcare to all of Marion County and not just provide indigent care at the emergency room. 7. The proposed bond will pay for 3 years of annual capital maintenance at Munroe while taxing the citizens for 5 or 6 years to pay for it. 8. This is not a sale of the hospital, but a lease. The Marion County Hospital District will still own the hospital. Despite all the fear tactics you may see in the political advertisements for bonds, they are not telling you the truth. While it is true MRMC has been a great tenant and MRMC has made the hospital a great hospital. However, as a single site hospital, MRMC is not equipped to be financially viable in todays evolving hosEight things hospital bond supporters wont say PLEASESEEHANRATTY, PAGE11 years Biloxi get-a-away. From Dec. 23 through the 26th for only $149 you will receive four days and three nights in the fun town of Biloxi, Mississippi. In addition to the three nights accommodations; transportation via a Deluxe Motor Coach with professional escort and $25 in free slot play. You will also get $22 in food coupons. Theres more to this great offer too; a visit to two more casinos. The Hard Rock and the Palace will welcome guests with $15 free slot play to get players started on their winning streaks (hopefully). Dont miss this opportunity for a wonderful time. Join your friends and neighbors for excitement; entertainment; and adventure. Contact your travel director, Natalie at 352-854-4561 for reservations and details.Accordion ClubAll Cherrywood residents are welcome to come out and enjoy the music provided by our own Dick Richards and the Accordion Club. You dont need to play an instrument to appreciate the many talented artists that show up every month for this great evening of entertainment. No two of these monthly events are ever the same because each month different musicians with various instruments show up to play. Youll hear everything from accordions to trumpets; drums to saxophones; guitars to fiddles and everything in between. The musicians likewise have a wide range of skills from beginner to professionals. They bring varying degrees of talent and expertise to their craft but it is always pleasing to the ear. What this means for the audience is a wide array of musical styles and presentations. One thing is for sure among all this diversity; there is always something for everyones taste. If you love music and enjoy being a part of a friendly and loyal group of like minded people, then you should be at the clubhouse from 5:30 until 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 24. Hear the progress of students of all levels as well as the works of professional musicians as they play this free concert. Bring refreshments of your choosing and sit back in the comfort of the clubhouse for an evening of sheer listening pleasure.Spotlight On ExcellenceEach week we feature a person or persons who have a bright future; an interesting past or who have made a contribution to the quality of life in our community. Occasionally we vary from this format to bring you information of other things that are of interest to the community. This article is one of those exceptions as we present a relatively new concept to service in our community. I am speaking of Ritz House for Veterans in Ocala. Unless you are a member of the Veterans Club or similar organization, you probably arent aware of this facility located at 1205 E Silver Springs Blvd. The Ritz Hotel & Resort was at one time a prime destination for visitors to the Ocala area and it is listed as a Historic Site. Now it represents a partnership between the Veterans Administration of the federal government and the non-profit organization Volunteers of America. This partnership is designed to get homeless Veterans off of the streets. The Ritz House is a historic hotel that fell into disrepair. Thanks to the Volunteers of America with federal grants and much cooperation from local veterans and civic groups, the building has been converted and updated into housing for these distressed individuals. To qualify for admittance, the VA conducts an investigation into each individual to verify that they are in fact eligible for this program. Once this is completed, the Veterans Administration provides a referral to the Ritz House. The program is open to both men and women and has a capacity of fifty residents. Once a person has been referred, they are interviewed by the staff members who explain the rules by which residents must abide. Just a few of these include no drugs or alcohol; that they maintain their individual living quarters and that they attend programs that are offered. On October 4th President of the Cherrywood Veterans Club Bill Mahar along with Rich Hurley, Marty Duesel and this reporter attended a community meeting at Ritz House. The meeting was called to thank those groups and organizations that have assisted Ritz House in all its stages, from planning to grand opening. Over twenty organizations were represented by the more than one hundred guests in attendance. The ceremony was quite impressive as members of Post 284 of the American Legion raised the American flag. This was the same flag that had flown over the U.S. Capitol Building. Program Director for Volunteers of America Wendy welcomed everyone and then turned the microphone over to Rob Thomas who is the administrator of Ritz House. We could tell he was speaking from his heart when he talked about walking veterans into their rooms for the first time. He said that some of them begin to weep in gratitude with one saying, This is the nicest place Ive ever had. Rob admitted that he gets a lump in his throat when he witnesses that. John Kay, a resident, spoke next. He related how he at one time had it all. Through a series of bad decisions and addictions, he had lost his family; his job; his self respect. Now I have hope and determination he stated. Thanks to Ritz house and treatment Im on my way to success. Another resident who was identified only by the name John E spoke to the group thanking everyone for their help. His message was totally summed up when he said, You all matter. The gratitude in his voice and his face spoke volumes as to what he was feeling. Residents can stay at Ritz house for up to two years. They are assisted with addiction programs; psychological support; homelessness; and provided help in finding work. This transition period helps these veterans work through their various concerns and problems giving them hope and support. According to Rob Thomas they, they Veterans, have begun helping each other through sharing their experiences; their concerns and their dreams. When people work together it seems, progress can be made in many different ways. Another help that the Veterans receive comes from an unexpected source. Resident Manager Al Morrison has a little Yorkie by the name of Ruby. Ruby has the run of the place and intermingled with guests in the pavilion prior to and during the program. It is amazing what a little dog can do. Ruby is personable and independent. Shell greet everyone and then move along to her next project whether that be a person; a drink of water or just a little nap in the shade. The residents love her and she in turn loves them. She isnt very well paid and has no college degree but this reporter thinks shes one of the best therapists on the property. When the Cherrywood Veterans Club contingent left the presentation, we were all duly impressed by the work of the professionals and the progress of the veterans. We were also very proud of the work we had done in adopting a room which we had fixed up and made livable a few months earlier. There is still much need at Ritz House. They have mutual kitchen areas to cook their meals but because so many of these people have little or no income, food is always needed. Refrigerators are also needed along with single beds and frames; dressers and cleaning supplies. Because of the generosity of our Cherrywood residents and the diligence of our Veterans Club, we hope to be able to continue to assist these brave men and women as they turn their lives around. On Oct. 11, the Veterans Club held its food drive. Because of you, the residents of Cherrywood, we delivered more than two truck loads of groceries and cleaning supplies to the veterans at Ritz House. They were extremely grateful for the help and we in turn were extremely grateful to be able to offer them this assistance. We congratulate the Volunteers of America and our fellow community and veterans organizations on the success of Ritz Veterans House. We will, with the support of our community, proudly continue to support this worthy and worth while project.From Your ReporterA humorous note concerning the food drive occurred when one of the residents put a bag of garbage at the curb. Apparently he or she looked out, saw the bags that their neighbors had left by their mail boxes and thought it was trash day. All of us got a laugh from that. Some times we all have senior moments, it seems. If you have any comments or suggestions for this column I encourage you to email me at urperssec@yahoo.com and let me know. 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Friday, October 19, 2012 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 22~ Friday, October 19, 2012 www.smcitizen.com pital environment. Munroe is so great today because of MRMCs hard work. Because of that hard work, we are fortunate as a community to have some of the largest and best recognized names in the health care industry interested in leasing our hospital and becoming part of our community. We do not have to tax our citizens in order to have great quality health care for all our citizens. The opportunity we have today should not be put off to see if MRMC is able to be financially viable three years from now when the revenue from the bonds is exhausted while the citizens still have two to three years of taxes to pay for health care. We can have a financially viable hospital today and we dont have to tax the citizens $65 million dollars on the chance that MRMC will still not be financially viable three years from now. Vote NO for bonds for Munroe. HANRATTYCONTINUED FROM PAGE 10 Iam the kind of person who likes to do business with cash on the barrelhead. I do not like credit because it has a way of biting you in the end. When you have a credit card, there are fees to beat the band. I do have a credit card but I have it hidden so well that I have not been able to find it for seven weeks. I just do not like using it. The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage always warns me about the possibility that someone can steal my credit card. Ha ha, I say in defiance to her warning. I am never worried about that. If anybody can get money out of my account with my credit card, I would like to work with them and go 50-50 on it. Every time I need money, my credit card is empty. I think there is a conspiracy in this whole thing. Nothing is more embarrassing than going to a checkout counter to pay for goods that I intend to purchase and my credit card is denied. The reason I was using the credit card at the time was I did not have any cash in my pocket. Now, I have no cash in my pocket and my credit card is just grinning at me refusing to cough up the money needed for purchasing these goods. I hate my credit card. And it is reciprocal. My credit card hates me and tries its level best to embarrass me every chance it gets. When I do business, I want to know that I have done business. Nothing is more satisfying than completing a financial transaction with cash. I have noticed a dangerous trend in the area of business in our country. There is a tendency away from cash. I do not understand it. I think the simplest thing to do would be to pay cash for something. Cashing in on a cashless society But no, some people think that is so old fashioned that they have to come up with something new. Now they have this newfangled thing that you can pay your bills online. What is that all about? I like to see the person I am paying and hear from them their gratuitous Thank you, for the transaction. I was just getting used to writing checks and now I do not have to use my checkbook anymore. My creditors want me to pay online. When will all this craziness stop? If cash was good enough for Benjamin Franklin, it certainly is good enough for me. Then the inevitable happened. You know how it is. Well, it happened to me. I went to do a little bit of shopping while I was out of town on a trip recently. I made sure I had cash in my wallet so I stopped at a restaurant in the shopping mall. Normally I do not like shopping malls. I get nervous every time I go into one of these malls wondering if I will ever exit alive. There are just too many people in these malls for my comfort. But the necessity of my trip brought me to this mall and I decided I would treat myself to lunch. One of the great things about treating myself to lunch when my wife is not with me is I can order what I want for my OUT TO PASTOR J SRev. James L. Snyder PLEASESEESNYDER, PAGE12 Plenty to love in novelLIVE BY NIGHT By Dennis LeHane Diehard LeHane fans will find plenty to love in his latest novel, a bit of historical fiction detailing the Prohibition era. Protagonist Joe Coughlin, youngest son of a corrupt police official, turned to crime as a teenager because it was fun and he was good at it. When the story begins in 1926 young Coughlin is making two deadly mistakes; he robs a gangsters poker game, then he makes love to the gangsters molla woman so transparently bad news you have to question Joes ntelligence. All of this leads to a twoyear prison stint where his life is saved only because an elderly mafia boss, Maso Pescatore, takes him under his wing. Here, as elsewhere, despite violence the tempo slows and the story bogs down. Much of this part seems padded. Still, you have to hand it to LeHane. He knows how to grab the readers attention in the first paragraph of the book: Some years later, on a tugboat in the Gulf of Mexico, Joe Coughlins feet were placed in a tub of cement. Twelve gunmen stood waiting until they got far enough out to sea to throw him overboard, while Joe listened to the engine chug and watched the water churn white at the stern. And it occurred to him that alBOOK MARK P WPat Wellington most everything of note that had ever happened in his lifegood or badhad been set in motion the morning he first crossed paths with Emma Gould. (We have to wait a long time to find out how this ended.) Once Joe is out of prison the mob sends him to Tampa in 1929 to oversee their bootlegging operations. At this point the author unleashes bloody gang wars, grisly betrayal after grisly betrayal, and a level of gore unprecedented in a LeHane novel. Between shoot-outs and stabbings we do learn a lot about Tampas early beginnings, much of it eye-opening. Ultimately, my evaluation of Live by Night is this: the characters are fair to good but not great; and the authors attempt to portray the bootlegging life is undermined by his ladling of some pretty unbelievable material. TimberRidge Rehab and NursingBingo Assistant Volunteer will transport residents (within the building) to and from the activity; assist residents need help with the activity. Afternoon shifts available. Therapy Transport Volunteers will transport residents (pushing their wheelchair) back to their room from the therapy room. Morning shifts available. For additional information on volunteer opportunities at TimberRidge, please contact Michelle Jarvis at 352-2917215.United Way Reading Pals Provide 1 hour of volunteer services per designated week at a targeted elementary school for 25 weeks. Read and complete assigned activities with student in the media center during the school day. Training provided. Start date August 20. For additional information contact Jan Hathaway, 352-732-9696 Administrative Assistant Volunteers are needed on short notice for projects such as mailings, counting, sorting, etc. For additional information contact Faith Beard at 352-732-9696.Salvation ArmyBell Ringers Bell ringers will be located at retail locations and public spaces and will ring the bells, greet the public and thank contributors. Monies received will be picked up at the kettle location or deposited in a pre-determined location. Shifts will be 1-2 hours. Training will be provided. Food Server Food servers are always in demand. Three meals per day are served at the Center for Hope Soup Kitchen. On Thanksgiving Day a meal is also served at Evangeline Booth Garden Apartments. Shifts are 1-2 hours. Angel Tree Volunteer During the second week of December volunteers sort donated gifts. During the third week of December volunteers assist with the distribution of food and toys to clients. After the distribution is complete volunteers assist with after Christmas clean up. For additional information on any of these volunteer opportunities, call Shirley Hsu at 352-629-2004 ext. 306.Interfaith Emergency ServicesVolunteers are needed to serve as greeters for people making donations, to assist with packing and distributing food and in the retail operation. If you can help, contact Nita Nelson at 352-629-8868. First United Methodist Church First UMC is seeking volunteers to assist with sorting and distributing clothing, bath and personal products, and meal assistants. Please contact Evelyn McRae at 352-633-4344.This file is compiled by Joyce Wright, who can be contacted at 352-291-4444 or via email to wrightj@cf.edu Lend a hand R.O.M.E.O. Club holds picnicOn Saturday, Oct. 6, the R.O.M.E.O. Club held its fourth annual picnic at the OTOW conference center with 30 members participating. The cause this year for celebrating was that the club membership exceeded over 50 members and to recognize the 3 of 4 founders of the club who were able to attend. Also in attendance were Susie Tumelty and Sandy Voight, the clubs newest members. Excess food was donated to the Friendship Firehouse from the event. Website is www.romeoclub.org/ocalafl.htm West Port High plans playMarion County Center for the Arts Omega Theatre Company will present the Pulitzer Prize winning play, You Cant Take It With You, Nov. 2-4 at the West Port High School Performing Arts Center, 3733 S.W. 80th Ave. in Ocala. Performances are Friday, Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 4 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens. Tickets will be available at the door, but can be purchased online at www.westportwolf.pack.org You Cant Take It With You, written by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman, has been entertaining audiences since 1936. The play tells the story of the Sycamore family who at first seem mad, but it is not long before we realize that if they are mad, the rest of the world is madder. In contrast to these delightful people are the unhappy Kirbys. The plot shows how Tony, attractive young son of the Kirbys, falls in love with Alice Sycamore and brings his parents to dine at the Sycamore home on the wrong evening. The madness that ensues convinces Alice that she and Tonys relationship is doomed. The Marion County Center for the Arts (MCCA) is a magnet program for gifted and talented high school students in the performing and visual arts. 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lunch. After all, it is my lunch. I had a great time selecting things from the menu that had nothing whatsoever to do with vegetables. Vegetables are all right in their place, but their place is not on my lunch plate, especially when my wife is not present. I had a scrumptious lunch and then top it off with a nice slice of apple pie la mode. Life does not get any better than this. I sat back in my chair, rubbed my stomach and felt good about the world around me. I was even beginning to think that there might not be so much wrong with malls after all. Finally, it was time to take my ticket up to the cashier and pay for my lunch. I was in for a very rude awakening. I presented my ticket to the cashier and pulled out of my wallet enough cash to cover the ticket. Im sorry, sir, the woman behind the cashier said. We dont accept cash in this restaurant. I was in a good mood and laughed as though I was the vice president of the United States. Thats a good one, I complimented her. Sir, we dont take cash here, she insisted. We are not set up for cash; all we take are credit cards. About this time, I realized she was not joking. I found myself in the proverbial pickle with only cash on my person and no credit card. But all I have is cash. Finally, the manager of the restaurant was called to the front, I was able to settle my ticket with him, giving him cash and he used his credit card to pay the ticket. What is this world coming to when you cannot use cash anymore? What is better than cash in my thinking is Gods gift. For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord (Romans 6:23 KJV). Unlike cash, Gods gift to me will never go out of style.Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866-552-2543 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.comFriday, October 19, 2012 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com 12~ Friday, October 19, 2012 www.smcitizen.com SNYDERCONTINUED FROM PAGE 11 One of the most beautiful and meaningful ritual objects in Judaism, is, in my opinion, the tallit or prayer shawl. This biblically mandated item has for centuries characterized the Jew by its distinctive design and has served as a powerful spiritual symbol of Gods protection. The idea for the tallit comes from the Book of Numbers (Num.15: 37-40) where Moses is instructed by God to bid the Israelites to put fringes on the corners of their garments so as to act as a reminder to follow Gods laws and not be tempted to engage in pagan practices like the nations around them. It was a custom in Bible times, to attach a talisman to ones clothing but in the case of the Israelites, their purpose was for the pursuit of moral and ethical living. As time worn on and costumes changed, the fringes were worn on a portable garment, i.e. a shawl-like garment which could fit over ones everyday outfit. When, during history and times of persecution it became dangerous to advertise that one was a Jew, a small garment worn under clothing, called a tallit katan, was worn. This garment is mainly used today by Orthodox Jewish men, where dangling from under their coats or peeking out from under shirts, the telltale fringes or tzizit can be seen. In times of persecution, these fringes could be hidden to avoid detection. Today, the tallit is a proud symbol of Jewish spirituality. It is worn at all morning services and at Kol Nidre, the eve before Yom Kippur. Traditionally, it is worn during the day so that one may be able to see the fringes. The custom for wearing the prayer shawl on Kol Nidre originated with the idea that all Jews, rich or poor were equal before God on the eve of the Day of Atonement and when dressed with a tallit, all were uniform. The tallit is often kissed reverently during a portion of the service Jews call The Shema, the statement of Jewish faith that God is one. During the passage from Numbers that mention the fringes, they are gathered together and lightly kissed in devotion. The tallit and its fringes are also used when a person is called up to the Torah to make the blessing before the reading. This act is called an alliyah, from the Hebrew word meaning to go up. Here the worshipper takes a corner of the tallit, touches it to the portion being read, and then kisses the fringes. This shows devotion to the Torah and its precepts. When the tallit is first put on, many Jews raise it over their heads as a kind of tent or shelter before beginning prayer. This beautiful act of spirituality symbolizes the Shekhinah, or presence of God. In this Wrapped in Spirituality: The Tallit JUDIS JOURNAL J SJudi Siegal case, the tallit acts as a kind of tent of protection for the worshipper. Keeping this concept in mind, in my Reconstructionist congregation, we drape the tallit over our neighbors heads so that we are all under Gods tent of peace during a portion we call the Blessing of Peace. In more traditional synagogues, it is called the Priestly Blessing, when in the time of the Temple in Jerusalem; the priests would bless the people. A tallit can also be used as a chuppah or wedding canopy. In this case, the shawl is held aloft by four poles attached to each of the sides. The bride and groom stand under this canopy while the wedding officiant makes the traditional seven wedding blessings. In keeping with this wedding concept, the same idea is applied when a new Torah is dedicated in a congregation. The community is symbolically wedded to the Torah in a commitment of love and devotion. In 2010, I stood under such a canopy when our congregation dedicated our Torah. A tallit can be found in many lengths and sizes from one especially for the thirteen-year-old bar/bat mitzvah to oversized ones for taller men. The fabrics can range from silk, wool or permitted synthetics but cannot contain shatnetz, a forbidden mixture of wool and linen. (See Wearing a Kosher Suit in October 5 edition of the South Marion Citizen) The designs are varied but popular themes are cityscapes of Jerusalem, Jewish stars, Lions of Judah and the matriarchs and patriarchs. While the traditional colors consist of black or blue stripes along the bottom, modern tallitot come in a variety of hues, some mimicking Josephs coat of many colors. Many people design their own tallit reflecting their individual needs and symbolism. While traditionally worn only by men, in liberal branches of Judaism, women have taken on this mitzvah (commandment) and have used it as a vehicle for self-expression. The important parts of the tallit are the fringes. This is what I call Jewish macram. This series of proscribed knots is attached to all four corners of the tallit. There are eight strands of yarn or string used to make the fringes, called tzizit. The letters in Hebrew for this word add up to 600, since letters in Hebrew also stand for numbers such as in Roman notation. If you add the 600 and the 8 strands and 5 knots, which are made in each corner, we have 613, which are the number of commandments in the Torah. Since the tallit is considered holy, worn tallitot are buried with respect in a Jewish cemetery. And at the end of life, some Jews elect to be buried in their tallit, thus wrapping the soul in spirituality on its way back to the creator. Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com Amendment 8Summary of Amendment (from Division of Elections site):Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution providing that no individual or entity may be denied, on the basis of religious identity or belief, governmental benefits, funding or other support, except as required by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, and deleting the prohibition against using revenues from the public treasury directly or indirectly in aid of any church, sect, or religious denomination or in aid of any sectarian institution.Arguments for:Supporters say the amendment would allow the state to fund programs that provide a valuable public service but are currently denied that funding because they are affiliated with religious organizations. They also say the current law that denies funding to religious groups was passed in 1885 and is rooted in anti-Catholic bias and should be removed from the states constitution.Arguments against:Opponents say the amendment would eliminate a long-established component of the separation of church and state that prevents the government from funding groups that espouse religious beliefs. They also say the anti-Catholic bias cited by supporters of the amendment was not a motivation for the laws passage in 1885 and, even if it were, that bias no longer exists and should not be a reason for eliminating the ban on funding religious groups.Should the states ban on funding religious activities be repealed?Amendment 8 revives longstanding debates over the separation of church and state. If passed, it would repeal a 126-yearold provision in the state constitution that prohibits taxpayer funding of religious institutions. The provision commonly known as the no aid provision states more unequivocally than the U.S. Constitution that state funds not be spent directly or indirectly in support of any entity that promotes religion. If passed, Title on Ballot: Religious Freedom Sponsor: The Florida Legislature Note: This proposal was known as Amendment 7 until a legal challenge by opponents led to the rewriting of some of the ballot language and its reinstatement on the ballot as Amendment 8. This is the reason there is no Amendment 7 on the 2012 ballot. What it would do: This amendment would remove the prohibition in Floridas Constitution that prevents religious institutions from receiving taxpayer funding. If You Vote Yes: A yes vote means you want to remove from the Florida Constitution a prohibition against the state funding religious institutions and replace it with a provision that prohibits the state from denying funding to institutions based on religious affiliations. If You Vote No: A no vote means you want to retain the provision in the Florida Constitution that prohibits the state from funding religious institutions. PLEASESEEAMENDMENT 8, PAGE29 Amendment 9Summary of Amendment (from Division of Elections site):Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to authorize the Legislature to provide by general law ad valorem homestead property tax relief to the surviving spouse of a military veteran who died from serviceconnected causes while on active duty or to the surviving spouse of a first responder who died in the line of duty. The amendment authorizes the Legislature to totally exempt or partially exempt such surviving spouses homestead property from ad valorem taxation. The amendment defines a first responder as a law enforcement officer, a correctional officer, a firefighter, an emergency medical technician, or a paramedic. This amendment shall take effect January 1, 2013.Arguments for:It helps the families left behind when a veteran or first responder dies in service to his country or community.Arguments against:It takes a bite out of the tax revenues schools and local governments need to provide services.Should the spouses of military veterans and first responders killed in the line of duty be exempt from paying property taxes? Amendment 9 grants full homestead property tax relief to the surviving spouses of military veterans who die from service-connected causes while on active duty, and to the surviving spouses of police, firefighters and other first responders who die in the line of duty. In short, the surviving spouses will not pay property taxes. For a spouse to be eligible, the deceased veteran or first responder must have been a permanent resident of Florida as of Jan. 1 of the year they died. First responders are defined as law enforcement officers, correctional officers, firefighters, emergency medical technicians and paramedics. The proposed amendment covers full-time, part-time and volunteer first responders. Surviving spouses of veterans or first responders who died years ago can apply for eligibility retroactively if Amendment 9 passes, although the tax relief is for future taxes only; they will not receive reTitle on Ballot: Homestead Property Tax Exemption for Surviving Spouse of Military Veteran or First Responder Sponsor/Originator: The Florida Legislature What it would do: This would grant a full property tax exemption to the surviving spouses of military veterans who die while on active duty and to the surviving spouses of first responders who die in the line of duty. If You Vote Yes: A yes vote means you want the state to grant the full homestead exemption to the surviving spouses. 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Christs Church of Marion CountySaturday, Oct. 20: Mens Prayer Group, 8 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 21: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24: Ladies Fellowship and Hobbies, 9 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24: 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.St. Jude Catholic CommunityThe Bereavement Group for those grieving the loss of a loved one will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 1 p.m. Meetings are open to anyone in the community with a need to share their feelings of grief. Please call the church office at 352-347-0154 prior to each meeting you plan to attend. Creole Masses for the Haitians in our community are celebrated every second and fourth Sunday of the month at 5 p.m. The next date is Oct. 28. The St. Jude venue for used items, Anthonys Attic, is open every Wednesday from 9 a.m. until noon. Stop by and browse. Beginning this month, as part of our new Adult Faith Formation Program, we are offering a study series on the Introduction to the Bible in the Catholic Church. Dates are Thursdays, Oct. 18, 25, Nov. 8 and Nov. 15. Classes will be held in our Parish Hall from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. There is no cost. Any one wishing to attend must pre-register with the parish office 352-347-0154. A special celebration honoring the Virgin of Guadalupe will begin on Friday, Oct. 26 from 5 until 8 p.m. The celebration will continue on Saturday, Oct.r 27 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. All are invited to attend. The feast of our patron saint, St. Jude, will be celebrated on Monday, Oct. 29, with a special Mass at 6 p.m. featuring special music by our three choirs. Haitian St. Jude soup reception will follow in the Parish Hall. Maranatha Baptist ChurchAwana news The AWANA (Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed) program continues every Sunday evening from 6 to 7:30 p.m. 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 352-347-5683. Young peoples programs Each Wednesday evening at 6:45 p.m. a Youth Bible Study (L.I.G.H.T.) is held at the church. Maranatha fall festival On Saturday, Oct. 27, from 5-7 p.m., Maranatha Baptist Church will host Maranathas Fall Festival. This will be an event for the community, and families are invited to participate. There will be lots of games and prizes, including a dunk tank, bounce house, games and food. Come and enjoy a fun time. 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.Pink Shabbat at ChabadIn support of all women facing the daunting challenge of cancer, we are proud to present a special Shabbat dinner featuring pink-themed decor and food, but most importantly support and solidarity with our fellow sisters. You may or may not have had a close relative or friend deal with this challenge, but this is an event for everyone to support those who really need it. Have you thought of participating in an enjoyable and easy Shabbat experience? Well here it is! At Friday Night Live, you will experience a combination of a joyful, meaningful and upbeat Kabbalat Shabbat Service followed by a 4 course traditional Shabbat dinner. The melodious tunes of the traditional but contemporary Kabbalat Shabbat combined with the tastes of the delicacies of Shabbat will leave you energized, uplifted and ready to take on a new week. No prior knowledge, affiliation, or membership is necessary. No charge but donations to our center are welcome. Friday Night Live will take place this Friday night, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m. at the Chabad Jewish Center of Marion County. 3509 S.W. 34th Ave. Circle. RSVP required or for further information please contact Chabad at 352-291-2218 or e-mail us at info@jewishmarin.org. For more info or to find out about our many programs and services please visit our website www.JewishMarion.org Services will also take place on Saturday Shabbos, Oct. 20 10 a.m. followed by Torah Reading and a kiddush/lunch. Community CongregationalThe people of the Community Congregational Church of Marion Oaks would like to invite you to join them in a special service honoring veterans on Nov. 11 at 6 p.m. Here is our opportunity to express heartfelt thanks to those who have given so much. An honor guard from each of the services will post the colors and all veterans are encouraged to attend. A time of light refreshment will be held in the churchs fellowship hall following the service. The Community Congregational Church of Marion Oaks, is at 15050 S.W. 29th Terrace Road, in the heart of Marion Oaks.First CongregationalJoin members of First Congregational United Church of Christ on a fundraising cruise aboard Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Freedom of the Seas departing on May 5, 2013 to the Eastern Caribbean. A deposit of $250 per person is due by Nov. 1. For more information, call 352-873-6779 or 352-237-2309. Friday, October 19, 2012 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 20~ Friday, October 19, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Religion Oct. 19, Friday, fish or shrimp 5 to 7 p.m.; David Baldwin Karaoke 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 20, Saturday, Auction night 6:30 p.m.; chili, burgers and dogs 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 21, Sunday, Bar Bingo 4 to 6 p.m.; football in the social quarters. Oct. 22, Monday, LOOM meeting 7 p.m.; coney dogs all day. Oct. 23, Member appreciation 3 to 5 p.m. Oct. 24, Wednesday, Bingo 1 p.m. (open to the public), Lunch menu until 3 p.m.; officers meeting 6:30 p.m. Oct. 25, Thursday, cards, 1 p.m.; shuffleboard, 7 p.m.; wings, chicken strips or burgers, 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 26, Friday, fish or shrimp 5 to 7 p.m.; Elvis is in the house, dinner show 6 to 10 pm. West Marion Moose Lodge 2356, open for members and qualified guests, is at 10411 S.W. 110th St., one mile north of State Road 200 across from Oak Run entrance. Phone is 352-854-2200. Moose Lodge events Oak Runs health fair will take place on Thursday, Oct. 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Palm Grove. Many professionals will be on hand to answer your questions and various screenings and tests will be available, including hearing and blood pressure. Everything is free at the fair. No appointments are necessary. Come in to browse and speak with the many physicians and health care representatives participating. Baby Boomer ClubIts Hard Rock time again! All boomers and guests are welcome to join us Dec. 4 as we hop on the bus to the Hard Rock Casino. Tickets will be on sale Tuesday, Oct. 23, in the Orchid Club lobby from 9 to 11 a.m. Just $21 gets $25 in free play, a $5 food voucher and bus transportation, including gratuity. What a deal! The bus leaves promptly from the Palm Grove lot at 11:30 a.m. and departs the Hard Rock at 6:30 p.m. Call Adele at 352854-4963.Laurel OaksThe annual harvest dinner will be held on Sunday, Oct. 28, at the Orchid Club. A delicious turkey dinner buffet will be prepared by ROGC. Full details can be found in the flyer that was left in your cubby. Folks, this is a neighborhood get together. You will have the opportunity to meet your neighbors, find out what is happening in the neighborhood and just plain have a good time. There will be a 50/50 to benefit the Interfaith food pantry. If you require transportation or have a question or comment concerning the dinner please call Paula at 352-237-4550. Lets make this a record breaking turnout for Laurel Oaks! Looking forward to seeing you at the harvest dinner.Oak Run Christmas PartyThere will be a Christmas party open to all Oak Runners on Dec. 8 at Palm Grove from 5 to 10 p.m. Catering will be by Royal Oaks and the menu will include ham or chicken, salad, and dessert. Special diets can be accommodated. Entertainment will be by Homer Noodleman, a multi-talented entertainer, who puts on a variety show that includes comedy, impressions and instrumentals. There will also be music for dancing. Tickets at $19 per person will be available in the Orchid Club lobby from 8 to 10 a.m. on Oct. 27 and Nov. 10.Passport Show: The Ditchfield Family SingersThe 6th Passport Show of 2012 will take place on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Palm Grove. The Ditchfield Family Singers are acclaimed for their close harmony and wide variety of musical styles. Individual tickets will be on sale Monday, Oct. 29 from 8 to 10 a.m. in the Orchid Club card room and Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 9 to 10 a.m. in the Orchid Club lobby, Cost is $15 per person. Make your check payable to ORHA; please no cash. Tuesday is bingo nightCome and join your friends and neighbors for a fun night of bingo. Doors open at 3 p.m., cards sales are from 4 to 5:45 p.m., and games begin at 6 p.m. Remember no one under 18 years of age is allowed in the Orchid Club during games. All residents and overnight guests must wear visible name tags or pool tags The snack bar will be open. Bingo is currently in need of volunteers. Please contact Dee Spath at 352237-9364 if you would like to help.Oak Run TravelOur recent trip on Oct. 7 to the Show Palace to see Sound of Music was a huge success. Residents raved about the show and said the food was excellent on the buffet. We have more trips to the Show Palace in the fall-winter brochure so check out trips number 6, 18, 25.Tickets available for upcoming trips:There are a few seats for our Nov. 8 trip to Tampa Hard Rock; call Wayne and Howardean Krueger. We have just a single ticket available for the Singing Christmas Tree on Dec. 8; call Kitty Trichel for information. Also a few tickets are still available for A Show Palace Christmas on Tuesday, Dec. 25; call Rita Stotz. All you cruisers pay special attention! There are still a couple of cabins remaining for our Eastern Caribbean cruise on Royal Caribbean, hosted by John Cassabianca. Sail on March 3, 2013, for 7 days, cruise the tropics on the fabulous Allure of the Seas. The ship itself is a destination so if you should choose not to go ashore at the ports of call you will have plenty to do and see on board. Three of the most interesting places are the Promenade, Boardwalk and Central Park. The Promenade features a levitating bar which ascends and descends over three decks while you sit and enjoy your favorite drink. The Boardwalk has a carousel, Johnny Rockets diner and a Seafood Shack, plus 2 rock climbing walls and the Aqua Theatre where divers plunge from 50 feet into a pool that must look the size of a postage stamp. Central Park feels like a walk in the park with live trees, shrubbery and even a few birds flitting around. This is where the various specialty dining venues are or you can just sit on a park bench with a cup of coffee and never feel like you are on board a ship at sea.ORWGAThe winners of the Oct. 4 low net tournament are listed in order of finish in each flight. Flight A: Marti Babb, Donna Huffman, Marge Rymarcsuk; Flight B: Sue Elie, Janet Sutphen, Bev Schaesel; Flight C: Health fair scheduled for Oct. 25 at Palm Grove OAK RUN C WCarol AnnWheeler PLEASESEEOAK RUN, PAGE30 Evangelical Lutheran Church joyocala@embarqmail.com Edward Holloway, Pastor 7045 SW 83rd Pl., Ocala (352) 854-4509 Nursery Provided 000CPSM Sunday Worship 8:15 am & 11:00 am Sunday School 9:45 am Wednesday Evening Worship 6:45 pm German Language Worship 1st. Sunday of each month 3:00 pm 000COJM 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 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 000CG1V 1 1251 S.W Highway 484 (1.3 Miles W est of State Road 200) 352-465-7272 Sunday 8:00 A.M. Holy Eucharist 10:00 A.M. Holy Eucharist Tu e s d a y 9:00 A.M. Morning Prayer Mass, and Healing Thursday 9:00 A.M. Morning Prayer Mass, and Rosary W eekday Gr oups: T ues. & Thurs. Noon AA T u es. 6:30pm Cub Scout Pack 508 2nd Sat 8am Fellowship Breakfast at IHOP Episcopal Episcopal Church Church of the Advent of the Advent 000CNOY adventepiscopal.net 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 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 000CVFC M ANA VU M INIS TRIES P RESENT S MESSIANIC times of our lives.. Something new, Friday evening meeting and study, 7:30 pm Develop a deeper relationship with your Messiah! Call for information 687-4573 Meeting at the Mishkan Congregation Building 6675 SE Maricamp Rd. Ocala, FL 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 000CED2 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. 000CC78 Everyone is welcome Thomas Markham, Pastor 352-237-6950 9644 SW Hwy 484, Near State Road 200 000CB93 W e chose FPC of Ocala because of the wide diversity of ages and ministries and because of our new churchs generous commitment to local and international mission ~ OTOW residents from Michigan W elcome to the FI RS T P R ESB YT E R I A N C H U RC H OF OCA LA 5 11 S E 3rd St (In historic district. St ay on S R 200 into town and then turn right on 3rd St.) F aithfully ser ving Jesus Christ in Marion Co. and the world since 1857 and still growing! 629-7 5 61 www .fpcocala.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 000CXJ6 Get the right fit! It is Extr emely Important to Have a Pr ofessional Mastectomy/Lumpectomy Fitting After Sur gery Unique Lingerie, Inc., is committed to meeting the needs of women who have undergone any type of breast surgery, including radical mastectomy. Our ABC/BOC certified, caring personal fitters have years of experience in fitting breast protheses, bras and other mastectomy products. Mar k et S tr eet A t Heat hbr ook 4414 S.W Colleg e R oad, S t e 1930 Ocala 352-629-5590 F ax 352-629-5597 T ue-Sat 10AM-7PM Sun 12PM-6PM Mon. b y Appt Only www .uniq ueling er ieocala.com

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Friday, October 19, 2012 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 14~ Friday, October 19, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Much is said about kids ruining English with the texting language they use on cell phones. But, nothing is new. We use many expressions that are really slang; consider the meanings of party animal, paper pushers, goofed up, and kickback. Before that, skidoo was a slang phrase popularized during the early twentieth century. Todays Pun Alley goes back even further to look at the peculiarities of English. There is no egg in eggplant, no ham in hamburger, and neither pine nor apple in pineapple. English muffins were not invented in England and French fries were not invented in France. A guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.PluralsWell begin with a box, and the plural is boxes, but the plural of ox becomes oxen, not oxes. One fowl is a goose, but two are called geese, yet the plural of moose is not meese. Since the plural of mouse is mice, should the plural of spouse be spice? If the plural of man is always men, shouldnt the plural of pan be called pen? If I speak of my foot and show you my feet, and I give you a boot, would a pair be called beet?Redundancies?When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes. After a number of injections my jaw got number. Upon seeing the tear in my clothes I shed a tear. I had to subject the subject to a series of tests. Will you be able to live through a live concert? The soldier decided to desert in the desert. The insurance was invalid for the invalid. The buck does funny things when the does are present. They sent a sewer down to stitch the tear in the sewer line.Are You Positive? A linguistics professor was lecturing his class. In English, he explained, a double negative forms a positive. In some languages, such as Russian, a double negative is still a negative. However, the professor continued, There is no language where a double positive can form a negative. A voice from the back of the room piped up, yeah, right.ShortsIf the police arrest a mime, do they tell him he has the right to remain silent? One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor. I once had a set of silverplated English alphabet letters, but lost the letters A and B. Now all I have is C to shining Z. One nice thing about egotists is that they dont talk about other people. Is there another word for synonym? I had a nostalgic English teacher who found the past perfect and the present tense. If you ate both pasta and antipasto, would you still be hungry? If you try to fail, and succeed, which have you done? Among the English languages many puzzling words is economy, which means the large size in toothpaste, the small size in automobiles and a debatable term in politics. Why is it called tourist season if we cant shoot at them?ViewpointAn English professor wrote the words, a woman without her man is nothing on the blackboard. He directed the students to punctuate it correctly. The men wrote, A woman, without her man, is nothing. The women wrote, A woman: without her, man is nothing.Done?No English dictionary has been able to explain the difference between the two words complete and finished, in a way thats easy to understand. Some people think there is no difference between the two words; but there is. When you marry the right woman, you are complete. And when you marry the wrong one, you are finished. And when the right one catches you with the wrong one, you are completely finished.ParadoxesIf a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat? Why do people recite at a play yet play at a recital, park on driveways and drive on parkways? You have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a language where a house can burn up as it burns down, in which you fill in a form by filling it out and a bell is only heard once it goes off. When the stars are out they are visible; but when the lights are out they are invisible. Why it is that when I wind up my watch it starts; but when I wind up this column, it ends. The English language has some strange quirks, even on Pun Alley PUN ALLEY D FDick Frank Bob Evans Corporate announced recently that they are partnering with Deliver the Difference for their 2012 Farmhouse Feast Holiday Promotion. Beginning Oct. 18 and ending Dec. 25, Bob Evans customers in Ocala, Leesburg, The Villages and Clermont will be given the opportunity to donate toward this program as they pay their bills. Each dollar donated will be matched by Bob Evans Farms, Inc. and ultimately go to purchase Farmhouse Holiday Meals for Deliver the Difference to distribute to needy families in the Tri-County area of Lake, Sumter and Marion Counties. For more information about DTD visit: www.deliverthedifference.org. The six restaurants involved locally in this promotion are located at 3535 S.W. College Road in Ocala; 4985 E. Silver Springs Blvd. in Ocala; 11300 S.W. 95th Circle in Ocala; 1205 N. 14th St. in Leesburg; 2199 Parr Drive in The Villages and 2951 S. U.S. Highway 27 in Clermont. Donations can be for any amount that the customers would like to donate. The Bob Evans Farmhouse Holiday Feasts will feed eight people and include turkey, stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, cranberry relish, corn, green beans, seasonal pie and bread rolls and whipped cream. They will be delivered to the families by DTD volunteers for Thanksgiving and Christmas and the families will simply have to heat and serve the meals. Bob Evans Farms, Inc. owns and operates full-service restaurants under the Bob Evans and Mimis Cafe brand names. At the end of he first quarter 2012, Bob Evans owned and operated 565 family restaurants in 19 states. Bob Evans Farms, Inc. is also a leading producer and distributor of pork sausage and a variety of complementary convenience food items under the Bob Evans and Owens brand names. For more information about Bob Evans Farms, Inc., visit www.bobevans.com. Bob Evans Restaurants start effort to help feed the hungry Contact Linda Sisto at 352-509-7245 for more information and to start being recognized for your talents and abilities. AARP Safe Driving ClassOpen to the public, there is just one class that has available seating for the AARP Senior Driving Class. The final class runs from 9 a.m. until noon on Nov. 26 and Nov. 29. Upon finishing this class students will receive a Certificate of Completion. Present this document to your insurance agent and receive a reduction in your vehicle insurance premiums. Rates vary so check with your agent to see how much you will save. This class is free to all veterans; their spouses; dependents; and significant others. For non-veteran AARP members, the cost is only $12 and for all others, $14. These prices are more than reasonable for all that you get. Along with saving money on enrollment and your insurance, students will learn techniques and safety tips that could very possibly save their lives or the lives of their loved ones. There is no price to put on safety. Contact Geri as soon as possible to reserve your seat in this final class. There are limited seats available so act now. Geri can be reached at 352-237-1675.Karaoke Night ComingFriday night, Nov. 9 from 7 until 10 p.m., plan to be at the Cherrywood Clubhouse for a night of real fun. Bill Lavertue will be hosting Karaoke Night for all of our frustrated entertainers; professional singers and amateur crooners. This promises to be a very fun and exciting evening as our residents bring their talents (some of them hidden) to the stage. Who knows, there might be an agent in the audience to discover these stars in the making. Bring a few liquid refreshments; snacks and your talent to the Karaoke night. If you have a favorite tune or familiar song that you want to perform, just jot it down on a piece of paper and give it to Bill. Hell make sure you get the right tempo and volume; as for the key, thatll be up to you. There will be two ways you can please the audience; either by singing or by not singing, but either way youll have a blast. This should be a super social event where good times rule and surprises unfold. See you at Karaoke Night!Flu shotsQuick and easy flu shots will be given by professional health care specialists on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 1 until 3 p.m. in the clubhouse. We urge all of our residents to take advantage of these inoculations. No one wants to be sick during the holidays or when there is so much to do here at Cherrywood so be sure to get your shots. Only a few minutes are required to prevent a potentially life threatening illness so mark your calendar and be there. Raffle ticketsThree beautiful prizes are being raffled off at the Veterans Day celebration. You need not be present to win, although it would be great if you were. Two fantastic gift baskets and a floral display welcoming your guests are available for viewing at most of the events here at Cherrywood. You can buy tickets for each one individually. Just put your name on the back of the ticket and put it in the canister for any one of the prizes. The more tickets you buy for only a buck; the better your chances to take home these terrific gifts. Proceeds from the raffle benefit the Veterans Club of Cherrywood and the good works they do. See Geri or a Veterans Club officer for tickets. Tickets are also available at most of our many functions. Christmas trip to BiloxiIP Casino is the destination for this CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 18 Marty Duesel; Rich Hurley and Bill Mahar at the Ritz House in Ocala. PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE23 000CWPW Junque Sale Ocala West United Methodist Church 9330 SW 105th St. Donations will be accepted at the PODS in the back of the church parking lot on Saturday, 8am til noon Oct. 20. After that, all donations can be made at Stanfield Hall. Bake Sale All Proceeds donated to charities! Thursday, Friday October 25 & 26 8am 5pm Unbelievable Bargains ANNUAL 000CYOP 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 Mon., Nov 5 1 1:00 a.m. Logan s Roadhouse 2621 S.W 19th A venue Mon., Oct. 29 1 1:00 a.m. Oasis Restaurant 7651 SR 200 Cir cle Sq. 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Beef OBradys, 11100 S.W. 93rd Court Road. Southern Styles Hair Salon, 8585 S.W. State Road 200 Suite 13 (next to Sav-a-Lot). Swinson Chiropractic, 5481 S.W 90th St. (across from Publix). Our Place Lounge, 7651 S.W. State Road 200 Suite 502 (next to Oasis Restaurant). Sammys Italian Restaurant, 6106 S.W. State Road 200 (in Jasmine Center). Billy Jameson of Southern Styles Beauty Salon. Bill Spangenberg of the Cherrywood Veterans Club. We strongly urge all of our residents, neighbors and friends to patronize our sponsors and let them know that we are grateful for their contributions.Newcomers to CherrywoodAre you new to our community? We would like to invite you to the Welcoming Committee Coffee Hour on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 10 a.m. in the clubhouse. This is an opportunity to meet your neighbors and some of people who run the activities of this very active adult community. In addition, you will receive a handout that gives you some pertinent information about the county of Marion and the city of Ocala that will be helpful to you in moving around town. A wealth of information will be at your disposal as well as a warm welcome and some pretty tasty treats. Call Geri if you can attend this very informal gathering. This is open to everyone who has moved into Cherrywood in the past six or seven months.Bocce BallDid everyone receive the memo? Bocce Ball now meets at 7 p.m. on Friday evenings. The same group of fun loving players and fans that used to meet on Saturday nights now gathers at the Bocce Court behind the clubhouse for fun and games on Friday If youve never played Bocce this is a great opportunity for you to learn and if you have played, the competition is friendly. Maybe youd just like to watch and cheer on your favorite players; thats OK, too. For a truly enjoyable evening out socializing with friends and neighbors, Bocce Ball is the place to be. Bring a bottle of wine; maybe a few snacks and your sense of humor and youll have a terrific time. Bocce Ball; Fridays at 7 p.m.Halloween at CherrywoodOn Oct. 27, join your friends and neighbors for a gala Halloween Celebration from 6 until 10 p.m. Get your ticket from Geri for only $4. Pick out your scariest and/or funniest costume; the more original the better; and put it on. Grab your favorite liquid refreshments and then come to the clubhouse for a bite to eat from 6 until 7 p.m. Immediately following the meal, Rich Becotte, our resident DJ, will crank up your favorite songs for an evening of dancing and relaxing. There will be a door prize; prizes for best costumes and of course a fifty/fifty drawing as well. For those of you who have been to our dances and parties before, you know how much fun they are. Invite some of those who may not have wanted to attend in the past and let them find out what a blast the parties are at Cherrywood. Halloween is a great time for letting it all go so come on out for our party and join in the fun!Veterans Club open meetingIn October the Veterans Club opened its meeting to all residents so they could get some information on energy conservation and safety from Roy Mitchell of SECO. In November, the Marion County Sheriffs Office is coming to give a presentation on ID Theft; Crimes Seniors and how to look out for the latest scams. This will be an excellent opportunity for all of you care about your security and safety to get answers to your questions and learn new techniques for protecting yourself. Your Veterans Club is doing this to express its heartfelt appreciation for the support Cherrywood residents provide it. The meeting begins promptly at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1. Tickets are not required so just come in; make your self at home and relax for the presentation. You will also get an understanding of the work of your Veterans Club. See you at the Vets Club for this important presentation.Veterans Day ObservanceAt 11 a.m. on Nov. 11, the Veterans Club of Cherrywood will observe Veterans Day. This ceremony is open to the public and all are welcome to come out and honor those who have served and who are serving in this nations military. Our very own Color Guard will present the Stars and Stripes as well as those of the various services. Music will be provided as we honor our nation and each of the branches of service including; Merchant Marine; Coast Guard; Air Force; Navy; Marines and the Army. Our guest speaker for this event is Col. Tom P. Currie Jr. USAF (Retired). Col Currie is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy; a Combat Search and Rescue Pilot; a test pilot; and eventually was named director, Global Reach Combined Test Force. He completed his career as the commander of the 418th Flight Test Squadron where he commanded over 500 personnel. Col. Currie has a much more extensive biography than we have room to print here but suffice it to say we honored to have an officer of his caliber as our guest speaker. There will be the traditional laying of the wreath at the conclusion of the ceremony and the playing of Taps. After the Color Guard retires the colors from the parade, the Veterans Club will host its annual Veterans Day picnic. For that event, tickets are required. The cost of these tickets is $7 each for the luncheon of hamburgers; hot dogs; trimmings; soft drinks and dessert. Guests are welcome to bring their own liquid refreshments to the meal. At one in the afternoon, the drawing will be held for the raffle of the two gift baskets and welcome floral display. Tickets for both the raffle and for the luncheon are available at the Veterans Club meeting; from officers of the Veterans Club and most conveniently from Geri in the office. We encourage everyone to come out and pay homage to our veterans on this very special Veterans Day.Songbirds in need of pianistOur own Songbirds are badly in need of people who can play the piano. The Songbirds meet Wednesday from 2 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. to practice for the many public appearances they will make through out this holiday season. Without an accompanying pianist of course, their efforts are useless. You do not have to be a resident of Cherrywood in order to be a part of this great group of talented people. Knowledge of music and playing ability coupled with a commitment to excellence is all that is required.Friday, October 19, 2012 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 18~ Friday, October 19, 2012 www.smcitizen.com BY ELOISE HOLLYFIELD ejh2025@gmail.comOpportunities to help others, play, and be entertained constitute this weeks OTOW Happenings.Life South BloodmobileTwo important dates for the first full week of November: Vote for your favorites on Tuesday, Nov. 6 and give a pint of blood to the Life South Bloodmobile on Monday, the day before the elections, Nov. 5. The red, white and blue Life South Bloodmobile will be parked in the Health and Recreation Centers parking lot from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Donate a pint of your precious blood to help save three others in desperate need for your contribution! Roll up your sleeve, spend a half-hour or so donating the precious gift of life to three, yes, three people, who will be able to use your blood! Septembers donors to the Life South Bloodmobile included these following great, good citizens: Richard Copeland; Susan Copeland; Francis Helmuth; Norma Higgins; Evelyn Holiday; Robert Kawalec;Edward Lalonde; Nancy Ludvik; Anthony Maiorino; Roger Mckay; Marguerite Piotrowski; Howard Rutkowski; Lois Reisinger Simone Salesses; Thomas Seitz; Judith Singer; Michael Thomas; Jeralie Walters; and John Wilson! Thanks to all of you!Bowling LeagueThe bowling season is in full swing now, and the league welcomes back all of our bowlers from last year, as well as the following new bowlers: Nancy and Bob Bernabo; Bob and Barbara Lingis; Nick and Louise Zoccoli, and Pat and Mark Monk. The High Hopes team is currently in first place, followed closely by the Lucky Four and the Pin Poppers. The male and female bowlers with the highest current averages are Bill Hull at 184 and Linda McIntyre at 162. Games of 200 or higher have been bowled by Art Buecher with a 252 and a 226, Pete Gorczok with a 233, Jerry Roney with a 232 and a 224, Peter Ingwersen with a 217, Rod Shepherd with 215, Bill Hull with a 211, and Linda McIntyre with a 210. High series with 600 or more include Art Buecher with a 614 and Pete Gorczok with a 605.Lions ClubThe clubs White Cane Day event took place on Oct. 12 and 13. Donations, which go directly to the Center for the Blind, were accepted by various club members who A chance to help others, play and be entertained worked on a rotating basis throughout the day at WalMart (SR 200), Publix, and Winn-Dixie. The ever-popular Italian Dinner will take place on Nov. 4 at 4 p.m. and in addition to wonderful food, participants will also be treated to great entertainment by TheSidekick Western Dancers, Dr. Justin Ferns with the Doctors, and Karaoke by George. Tickets went on sale Oct. 1 and will continue to be on sale Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8 to 100 a.m. in the H & R Ballroom. This event is open to the public. PLEASESEEOTOW PAGE17 OTOW HAPPENINGS CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 16 Bill Brotherhood; Rich Hurley; Bill Mahar and Marty Duesel with two of three truck loads of food for Ritz House. PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE19 Theresa Nail Tech, Barbara Stylist, Connie Stylist, Patsy Stylist, Christine Stylist, Jackie Stylist, Lana Stylist, Cindi Assistant 000CXLT 9070 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala 352 854-5566 Welcome Back Our Winter Friends Jackies Jackies Jackies Beauty Within Hair & Nail Salon Beauty Within Hair & Nail Salon Beauty Within Monday Friday 8:30 till Hair Salon Nail Salon and our new hair stylist Teresa a familiar face to many 000CXXM 000CXQK 000CXC4 000CPE0 Brooks & Associates Real Estate, Inc. Brooks & Assoc. 000CXH7 NEW LISTING $84,900 BEAUTIFUL EXPANDED WINTHROP MODEL 3BR, 2BA, 2 car, enclosed Fl. room with temp. glass sliding windows, inside laundry. Spacious home with 1890 sq. ft. living space. MLS #378569 352-989-3162 ONL Y $159,900 EXP ANDED WESTROSS MODEL Move right in! This stunning W estross has all the special extras on your list. 2/2/2 + den, hardwood, Plantation shutters. MLS #376921 OPEN HOUSE SUN., 12-2PM 8394 82ND LOOP NEW CANDLER HILLS $129,000 Seldom can you get new in a resale occupied only a short time. Painted and tiled a great bargain. 2/2/2. MLS #374892

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Friday, October 19, 2012 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 16~ Friday, October 19, 2012 www.smcitizen.com CALL TOM OR SUSIE AT 854-3986To place your food ad in this section!Color RED isfree! Read the classifieds Each year the Lions Club sponsors the Veterans Day program, and this year is no exception. The program will take place at the Arbor Club on Nov. 11 at 2 and will be held indoors.Travel ToppersSeats are available for the Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day trips. Be advised that we must adjust our contracts to actual seats sold soon because the venues have people wanting seats. So if you or your friends are interested in either trip, call the appropriate coordinator right away. The Thanksgiving Day event is at the Sleuth Mystery Theater. You will enjoy a delicious traditional Thanksgiving meal with unlimited beer, wine, or soda and a mystery play. Departure is at 10 a.m., and we will return about 5:30 p.m. Call Kathy Peterson at 873-2929 to reserve a seat. The Christmas Day event is at the ever popular Show Palace Dinner Theater. This is a celebration of Christmas and Hanukkah with a new elaborate production every year. Everyone raves about the holiday shows and enjoys a delicious buffet. Departure is 10 a.m. and we return about 5 p.m. To reserve seats, call Pat Hood at 352237-8533 a.s.a.p. *Please note that most activities are open to OTOW residents only. Lion Dawn Frantz was one of the several members who worked throughout the day on behalf of the Center of the Blind. OTOWCONTINUED FROM PAGE 15 Hospice seeks volunteer 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. The Cherrywood Craft Show was a resounding success with more than a score of vendors and hundreds of shoppers. The weather was clear, cool and dry making for an excellent turnout where people found bargains; enjoyed lunch; bought raffle tickets and socialized in the relaxed atmosphere of the clubhouse. Each individual crafter donated a prize to be raffled off for the benefit of Interfaith Food Bank. Thanks to the generosity of the vendors and shoppers, they will receive $233. The Cherrywood Veterans Club sold raffle tickets for two gift baskets and a floral display and collected food for Ritz House. Our Songbirds sold delicious home made bake goods to help support their programs and provide dessert to those who enjoyed lunch. Speaking of lunch, the food was so good that the Entertainment Committee nearly ran out of food but managed to get everyone fed. Thanks to all of you who came and made this event so successful. Thanks also to our volunteers who gave up their time to serve the food; sell the baked goods and provide the raffle tickets. Last but not least, a note of appreciation to Geri who did a great job organizing and coordinating this special event. Next up for Cherrywood is the Community Yard Sale. Read more below.Community yard saleCome one come all to the huge Cherrywood Community Yard Sale on Oct. 20. Beginning at 8 a.m. the residents of Cherrywood will open their garages; their driveways and their yards to all who are seeking great bargains and fantastic deals. You will find tools for your lawn and garden; home or work place. Jewelry and clothing will be in abundance as well as bikes; golf clubs; art work; sporting equipment and home health care items. Find bargain prices on everything and maybe even haggle a little bit to get an even better deal. Dont miss out on this opportunity to find treasures and bargains; necessities and whims. Saturday Oct. 20 from 8 a.m. until noon come out to the Cherrywood Community Yard Sale!Food Drive for Ritz houseMore than three truckloads of food were delivered to Ritz House for Veterans in Ocala. The Veterans Club would like to thank the generous hearts at Cherrywood who put out their donations on Thursday, Oct. 11 for collection. As most of you know, the Ritz House serves our veterans, both men and women, who are facing transition into society after being burdened with addiction and/or emotional problems. They receive counseling, support and a safe place to live while conquering their personal demons (see Spotlight on Excellence article). Through the help of your Veterans Club and the gifts of our residents, these individuals are provided nourishment for not only their souls, but also their bodies. On behalf of our volunteers and the Veterans Club of Cherrywood, we extend a big Thank You to our supportive residents.Bowlers raise funds for veteransThe Veterans Club of Cherrywood would like to thank our bowling league for their unprecedented and overwhelming support in this years fund raising event. On Monday, Oct. 22 in the clubhouse, our bowlers and sponsors will gather to be honored at a luncheon given by the veterans in appreciation for their efforts. Our sponsors being recognized are: Lees Chicken, 9548 S.W. State Road 200. PostNet, 5400 S.W. College Road Suite 302 (next to Publix). Galaxy Lanes, 1818 S.W. 17th St. Craft show was a huge success; yard sale is next CHERRYWOOD ESTATES J EJohn Everlove Some of the shoppers at the Cherrywood Craft Show. SEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE18 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 000CXJJ 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 10/27/12 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 000CYMA OASIS RESTAURANT 7651 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala 352-237-4598 Thank you for your preference.... Open 7 to 7 Mon. Sat. $ 3 57 Build Your Breakfast With Choice of 3 Items From 12 Choices Ta k i n g Thanksgiving Dinner Reser vations 000CX3Y Mon. Thurs. 11 am 8:30 pm Fri. & Sat. 11 am 9:30 pm Closed on Sunday 8602 SW SR 200, 103rd St. Plaza 873-0223 Ocala, Florida 8 7 3 0 2 2 3 873-0223 SA TURDA Y TUESDA Y ONE LARGE ONE LARGE CHEESE PIZZA CHEESE PIZZA $6.99 $6.99 With purchase of beverage. Exp. 10/26/12 MONDA Y MEDIUM CHEESE PIZZA MEDIUM CHEESE PIZZA & SMALL ANTIPASTO & SMALL ANTIPASTO $9.95 $9.95 Exp. 10/26/12 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 10/26/12 Whole Wheat Pasta Available 1 1 100 SW 93 Ct. Rd. Suite 12, Ocala, FL Mon-Thur 1 1am-10pm Fri & Sat 1 1am-1 1pm Sunday 1 1am-9pm 402-0003 GOOD FOOD GOOD SPORTS 000CRU4 Happ y Hour: 3-Close 1/2 Price Draft Beer & Wine 000CYJW Our Place Saloon 352-854-47 1 1 Since 1998 NFL PKG. BUZZTIME TRIVIA Philly Cheese Sandwich F ries Chick en Wings Et c Sun-Sat 10am-2am Near Lowes on Hwy. 200 Circle Square Plaza 7651 SR 200, Ocala, FL 34476 HAPPY HOUR 10-6 DAIL Y DJ/KAROAKE FRI & SA T 711193 Taste The B e s t Taste The Best Ta s t e The Bes t 000CRR8 000CQO7 Our Redeemer Lutheran Church LC-MS 5200 S.W State Road 200 (1 3 4 Miles W e st of I-75) 237-2233 Pizza Cider Cookies The Movie Its the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown, playing on the large screen for children and adults in Fellowship Hall W ednesday, Oct. 31 6pm 000CXBH

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Friday, October 19, 2012 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 16~ Friday, October 19, 2012 www.smcitizen.com CALL TOM OR SUSIE AT 854-3986To place your food ad in this section!Color RED isfree! Read the classifieds Each year the Lions Club sponsors the Veterans Day program, and this year is no exception. The program will take place at the Arbor Club on Nov. 11 at 2 and will be held indoors.Travel ToppersSeats are available for the Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day trips. Be advised that we must adjust our contracts to actual seats sold soon because the venues have people wanting seats. So if you or your friends are interested in either trip, call the appropriate coordinator right away. The Thanksgiving Day event is at the Sleuth Mystery Theater. You will enjoy a delicious traditional Thanksgiving meal with unlimited beer, wine, or soda and a mystery play. Departure is at 10 a.m., and we will return about 5:30 p.m. Call Kathy Peterson at 873-2929 to reserve a seat. The Christmas Day event is at the ever popular Show Palace Dinner Theater. This is a celebration of Christmas and Hanukkah with a new elaborate production every year. Everyone raves about the holiday shows and enjoys a delicious buffet. Departure is 10 a.m. and we return about 5 p.m. To reserve seats, call Pat Hood at 352237-8533 a.s.a.p. *Please note that most activities are open to OTOW residents only. Lion Dawn Frantz was one of the several members who worked throughout the day on behalf of the Center of the Blind. OTOWCONTINUED FROM PAGE 15 Hospice seeks volunteer 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. The Cherrywood Craft Show was a resounding success with more than a score of vendors and hundreds of shoppers. The weather was clear, cool and dry making for an excellent turnout where people found bargains; enjoyed lunch; bought raffle tickets and socialized in the relaxed atmosphere of the clubhouse. Each individual crafter donated a prize to be raffled off for the benefit of Interfaith Food Bank. Thanks to the generosity of the vendors and shoppers, they will receive $233. The Cherrywood Veterans Club sold raffle tickets for two gift baskets and a floral display and collected food for Ritz House. Our Songbirds sold delicious home made bake goods to help support their programs and provide dessert to those who enjoyed lunch. Speaking of lunch, the food was so good that the Entertainment Committee nearly ran out of food but managed to get everyone fed. Thanks to all of you who came and made this event so successful. Thanks also to our volunteers who gave up their time to serve the food; sell the baked goods and provide the raffle tickets. Last but not least, a note of appreciation to Geri who did a great job organizing and coordinating this special event. Next up for Cherrywood is the Community Yard Sale. Read more below.Community yard saleCome one come all to the huge Cherrywood Community Yard Sale on Oct. 20. Beginning at 8 a.m. the residents of Cherrywood will open their garages; their driveways and their yards to all who are seeking great bargains and fantastic deals. You will find tools for your lawn and garden; home or work place. Jewelry and clothing will be in abundance as well as bikes; golf clubs; art work; sporting equipment and home health care items. Find bargain prices on everything and maybe even haggle a little bit to get an even better deal. Dont miss out on this opportunity to find treasures and bargains; necessities and whims. Saturday Oct. 20 from 8 a.m. until noon come out to the Cherrywood Community Yard Sale!Food Drive for Ritz houseMore than three truckloads of food were delivered to Ritz House for Veterans in Ocala. The Veterans Club would like to thank the generous hearts at Cherrywood who put out their donations on Thursday, Oct. 11 for collection. As most of you know, the Ritz House serves our veterans, both men and women, who are facing transition into society after being burdened with addiction and/or emotional problems. They receive counseling, support and a safe place to live while conquering their personal demons (see Spotlight on Excellence article). Through the help of your Veterans Club and the gifts of our residents, these individuals are provided nourishment for not only their souls, but also their bodies. On behalf of our volunteers and the Veterans Club of Cherrywood, we extend a big Thank You to our supportive residents.Bowlers raise funds for veteransThe Veterans Club of Cherrywood would like to thank our bowling league for their unprecedented and overwhelming support in this years fund raising event. On Monday, Oct. 22 in the clubhouse, our bowlers and sponsors will gather to be honored at a luncheon given by the veterans in appreciation for their efforts. Our sponsors being recognized are: Lees Chicken, 9548 S.W. State Road 200. PostNet, 5400 S.W. College Road Suite 302 (next to Publix). Galaxy Lanes, 1818 S.W. 17th St. Craft show was a huge success; yard sale is next CHERRYWOOD ESTATES J EJohn Everlove Some of the shoppers at the Cherrywood Craft Show. SEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE18 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 000CXJJ 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 10/27/12 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 000CYMA OASIS RESTAURANT 7651 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala 352-237-4598 Thank you for your preference.... Open 7 to 7 Mon. Sat. $ 3 57 Build Your Breakfast With Choice of 3 Items From 12 Choices Ta k i n g Thanksgiving Dinner Reser vations 000CX3Y Mon. Thurs. 11 am 8:30 pm Fri. & Sat. 11 am 9:30 pm Closed on Sunday 8602 SW SR 200, 103rd St. Plaza 873-0223 Ocala, Florida 8 7 3 0 2 2 3 873-0223 SA TURDA Y TUESDA Y ONE LARGE ONE LARGE CHEESE PIZZA CHEESE PIZZA $6.99 $6.99 With purchase of beverage. Exp. 10/26/12 MONDA Y MEDIUM CHEESE PIZZA MEDIUM CHEESE PIZZA & SMALL ANTIPASTO & SMALL ANTIPASTO $9.95 $9.95 Exp. 10/26/12 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 10/26/12 Whole Wheat Pasta Available 1 1 100 SW 93 Ct. Rd. Suite 12, Ocala, FL Mon-Thur 1 1am-10pm Fri & Sat 1 1am-1 1pm Sunday 1 1am-9pm 402-0003 GOOD FOOD GOOD SPORTS 000CRU4 Happ y Hour: 3-Close 1/2 Price Draft Beer & Wine 000CYJW Our Place Saloon 352-854-47 1 1 Since 1998 NFL PKG. BUZZTIME TRIVIA Philly Cheese Sandwich F ries Chick en Wings Et c Sun-Sat 10am-2am Near Lowes on Hwy. 200 Circle Square Plaza 7651 SR 200, Ocala, FL 34476 HAPPY HOUR 10-6 DAIL Y DJ/KAROAKE FRI & SA T 711193 Taste The B e s t Taste The Best Ta s t e The Bes t 000CRR8 000CQO7 Our Redeemer Lutheran Church LC-MS 5200 S.W State Road 200 (1 3 4 Miles W e st of I-75) 237-2233 Pizza Cider Cookies The Movie Its the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown, playing on the large screen for children and adults in Fellowship Hall W ednesday, Oct. 31 6pm 000CXBH

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Beef OBradys, 11100 S.W. 93rd Court Road. Southern Styles Hair Salon, 8585 S.W. State Road 200 Suite 13 (next to Sav-a-Lot). Swinson Chiropractic, 5481 S.W 90th St. (across from Publix). Our Place Lounge, 7651 S.W. State Road 200 Suite 502 (next to Oasis Restaurant). Sammys Italian Restaurant, 6106 S.W. State Road 200 (in Jasmine Center). Billy Jameson of Southern Styles Beauty Salon. Bill Spangenberg of the Cherrywood Veterans Club. We strongly urge all of our residents, neighbors and friends to patronize our sponsors and let them know that we are grateful for their contributions.Newcomers to CherrywoodAre you new to our community? We would like to invite you to the Welcoming Committee Coffee Hour on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 10 a.m. in the clubhouse. This is an opportunity to meet your neighbors and some of people who run the activities of this very active adult community. In addition, you will receive a handout that gives you some pertinent information about the county of Marion and the city of Ocala that will be helpful to you in moving around town. A wealth of information will be at your disposal as well as a warm welcome and some pretty tasty treats. Call Geri if you can attend this very informal gathering. This is open to everyone who has moved into Cherrywood in the past six or seven months.Bocce BallDid everyone receive the memo? Bocce Ball now meets at 7 p.m. on Friday evenings. The same group of fun loving players and fans that used to meet on Saturday nights now gathers at the Bocce Court behind the clubhouse for fun and games on Friday If youve never played Bocce this is a great opportunity for you to learn and if you have played, the competition is friendly. Maybe youd just like to watch and cheer on your favorite players; thats OK, too. For a truly enjoyable evening out socializing with friends and neighbors, Bocce Ball is the place to be. Bring a bottle of wine; maybe a few snacks and your sense of humor and youll have a terrific time. Bocce Ball; Fridays at 7 p.m.Halloween at CherrywoodOn Oct. 27, join your friends and neighbors for a gala Halloween Celebration from 6 until 10 p.m. Get your ticket from Geri for only $4. Pick out your scariest and/or funniest costume; the more original the better; and put it on. Grab your favorite liquid refreshments and then come to the clubhouse for a bite to eat from 6 until 7 p.m. Immediately following the meal, Rich Becotte, our resident DJ, will crank up your favorite songs for an evening of dancing and relaxing. There will be a door prize; prizes for best costumes and of course a fifty/fifty drawing as well. For those of you who have been to our dances and parties before, you know how much fun they are. Invite some of those who may not have wanted to attend in the past and let them find out what a blast the parties are at Cherrywood. Halloween is a great time for letting it all go so come on out for our party and join in the fun!Veterans Club open meetingIn October the Veterans Club opened its meeting to all residents so they could get some information on energy conservation and safety from Roy Mitchell of SECO. In November, the Marion County Sheriffs Office is coming to give a presentation on ID Theft; Crimes Seniors and how to look out for the latest scams. This will be an excellent opportunity for all of you care about your security and safety to get answers to your questions and learn new techniques for protecting yourself. Your Veterans Club is doing this to express its heartfelt appreciation for the support Cherrywood residents provide it. The meeting begins promptly at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1. Tickets are not required so just come in; make your self at home and relax for the presentation. You will also get an understanding of the work of your Veterans Club. See you at the Vets Club for this important presentation.Veterans Day ObservanceAt 11 a.m. on Nov. 11, the Veterans Club of Cherrywood will observe Veterans Day. This ceremony is open to the public and all are welcome to come out and honor those who have served and who are serving in this nations military. Our very own Color Guard will present the Stars and Stripes as well as those of the various services. Music will be provided as we honor our nation and each of the branches of service including; Merchant Marine; Coast Guard; Air Force; Navy; Marines and the Army. Our guest speaker for this event is Col. Tom P. Currie Jr. USAF (Retired). Col Currie is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy; a Combat Search and Rescue Pilot; a test pilot; and eventually was named director, Global Reach Combined Test Force. He completed his career as the commander of the 418th Flight Test Squadron where he commanded over 500 personnel. Col. Currie has a much more extensive biography than we have room to print here but suffice it to say we honored to have an officer of his caliber as our guest speaker. There will be the traditional laying of the wreath at the conclusion of the ceremony and the playing of Taps. After the Color Guard retires the colors from the parade, the Veterans Club will host its annual Veterans Day picnic. For that event, tickets are required. The cost of these tickets is $7 each for the luncheon of hamburgers; hot dogs; trimmings; soft drinks and dessert. Guests are welcome to bring their own liquid refreshments to the meal. At one in the afternoon, the drawing will be held for the raffle of the two gift baskets and welcome floral display. Tickets for both the raffle and for the luncheon are available at the Veterans Club meeting; from officers of the Veterans Club and most conveniently from Geri in the office. We encourage everyone to come out and pay homage to our veterans on this very special Veterans Day.Songbirds in need of pianistOur own Songbirds are badly in need of people who can play the piano. The Songbirds meet Wednesday from 2 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. to practice for the many public appearances they will make through out this holiday season. Without an accompanying pianist of course, their efforts are useless. You do not have to be a resident of Cherrywood in order to be a part of this great group of talented people. Knowledge of music and playing ability coupled with a commitment to excellence is all that is required.Friday, October 19, 2012 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 18~ Friday, October 19, 2012 www.smcitizen.com BY ELOISE HOLLYFIELD ejh2025@gmail.comOpportunities to help others, play, and be entertained constitute this weeks OTOW Happenings.Life South BloodmobileTwo important dates for the first full week of November: Vote for your favorites on Tuesday, Nov. 6 and give a pint of blood to the Life South Bloodmobile on Monday, the day before the elections, Nov. 5. The red, white and blue Life South Bloodmobile will be parked in the Health and Recreation Centers parking lot from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Donate a pint of your precious blood to help save three others in desperate need for your contribution! Roll up your sleeve, spend a half-hour or so donating the precious gift of life to three, yes, three people, who will be able to use your blood! Septembers donors to the Life South Bloodmobile included these following great, good citizens: Richard Copeland; Susan Copeland; Francis Helmuth; Norma Higgins; Evelyn Holiday; Robert Kawalec;Edward Lalonde; Nancy Ludvik; Anthony Maiorino; Roger Mckay; Marguerite Piotrowski; Howard Rutkowski; Lois Reisinger Simone Salesses; Thomas Seitz; Judith Singer; Michael Thomas; Jeralie Walters; and John Wilson! Thanks to all of you!Bowling LeagueThe bowling season is in full swing now, and the league welcomes back all of our bowlers from last year, as well as the following new bowlers: Nancy and Bob Bernabo; Bob and Barbara Lingis; Nick and Louise Zoccoli, and Pat and Mark Monk. The High Hopes team is currently in first place, followed closely by the Lucky Four and the Pin Poppers. The male and female bowlers with the highest current averages are Bill Hull at 184 and Linda McIntyre at 162. Games of 200 or higher have been bowled by Art Buecher with a 252 and a 226, Pete Gorczok with a 233, Jerry Roney with a 232 and a 224, Peter Ingwersen with a 217, Rod Shepherd with 215, Bill Hull with a 211, and Linda McIntyre with a 210. High series with 600 or more include Art Buecher with a 614 and Pete Gorczok with a 605.Lions ClubThe clubs White Cane Day event took place on Oct. 12 and 13. Donations, which go directly to the Center for the Blind, were accepted by various club members who A chance to help others, play and be entertained worked on a rotating basis throughout the day at WalMart (SR 200), Publix, and Winn-Dixie. The ever-popular Italian Dinner will take place on Nov. 4 at 4 p.m. and in addition to wonderful food, participants will also be treated to great entertainment by TheSidekick Western Dancers, Dr. Justin Ferns with the Doctors, and Karaoke by George. Tickets went on sale Oct. 1 and will continue to be on sale Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8 to 100 a.m. in the H & R Ballroom. This event is open to the public. PLEASESEEOTOW PAGE17 OTOW HAPPENINGS CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 16 Bill Brotherhood; Rich Hurley; Bill Mahar and Marty Duesel with two of three truck loads of food for Ritz House. PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE19 Theresa Nail Tech, Barbara Stylist, Connie Stylist, Patsy Stylist, Christine Stylist, Jackie Stylist, Lana Stylist, Cindi Assistant 000CXLT 9070 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala 352 854-5566 Welcome Back Our Winter Friends Jackies Jackies Jackies Beauty Within Hair & Nail Salon Beauty Within Hair & Nail Salon Beauty Within Monday Friday 8:30 till Hair Salon Nail Salon and our new hair stylist Teresa a familiar face to many 000CXXM 000CXQK 000CXC4 000CPE0 Brooks & Associates Real Estate, Inc. Brooks & Assoc. 000CXH7 NEW LISTING $84,900 BEAUTIFUL EXPANDED WINTHROP MODEL 3BR, 2BA, 2 car, enclosed Fl. room with temp. glass sliding windows, inside laundry. Spacious home with 1890 sq. ft. living space. MLS #378569 352-989-3162 ONL Y $159,900 EXP ANDED WESTROSS MODEL Move right in! This stunning W estross has all the special extras on your list. 2/2/2 + den, hardwood, Plantation shutters. MLS #376921 OPEN HOUSE SUN., 12-2PM 8394 82ND LOOP NEW CANDLER HILLS $129,000 Seldom can you get new in a resale occupied only a short time. Painted and tiled a great bargain. 2/2/2. MLS #374892

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Friday, October 19, 2012 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 14~ Friday, October 19, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Much is said about kids ruining English with the texting language they use on cell phones. But, nothing is new. We use many expressions that are really slang; consider the meanings of party animal, paper pushers, goofed up, and kickback. Before that, skidoo was a slang phrase popularized during the early twentieth century. Todays Pun Alley goes back even further to look at the peculiarities of English. There is no egg in eggplant, no ham in hamburger, and neither pine nor apple in pineapple. English muffins were not invented in England and French fries were not invented in France. A guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.PluralsWell begin with a box, and the plural is boxes, but the plural of ox becomes oxen, not oxes. One fowl is a goose, but two are called geese, yet the plural of moose is not meese. Since the plural of mouse is mice, should the plural of spouse be spice? If the plural of man is always men, shouldnt the plural of pan be called pen? If I speak of my foot and show you my feet, and I give you a boot, would a pair be called beet?Redundancies?When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes. After a number of injections my jaw got number. Upon seeing the tear in my clothes I shed a tear. I had to subject the subject to a series of tests. Will you be able to live through a live concert? The soldier decided to desert in the desert. The insurance was invalid for the invalid. The buck does funny things when the does are present. They sent a sewer down to stitch the tear in the sewer line.Are You Positive? A linguistics professor was lecturing his class. In English, he explained, a double negative forms a positive. In some languages, such as Russian, a double negative is still a negative. However, the professor continued, There is no language where a double positive can form a negative. A voice from the back of the room piped up, yeah, right.ShortsIf the police arrest a mime, do they tell him he has the right to remain silent? One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor. I once had a set of silverplated English alphabet letters, but lost the letters A and B. Now all I have is C to shining Z. One nice thing about egotists is that they dont talk about other people. Is there another word for synonym? I had a nostalgic English teacher who found the past perfect and the present tense. If you ate both pasta and antipasto, would you still be hungry? If you try to fail, and succeed, which have you done? Among the English languages many puzzling words is economy, which means the large size in toothpaste, the small size in automobiles and a debatable term in politics. Why is it called tourist season if we cant shoot at them?ViewpointAn English professor wrote the words, a woman without her man is nothing on the blackboard. He directed the students to punctuate it correctly. The men wrote, A woman, without her man, is nothing. The women wrote, A woman: without her, man is nothing.Done?No English dictionary has been able to explain the difference between the two words complete and finished, in a way thats easy to understand. Some people think there is no difference between the two words; but there is. When you marry the right woman, you are complete. And when you marry the wrong one, you are finished. And when the right one catches you with the wrong one, you are completely finished.ParadoxesIf a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat? Why do people recite at a play yet play at a recital, park on driveways and drive on parkways? You have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a language where a house can burn up as it burns down, in which you fill in a form by filling it out and a bell is only heard once it goes off. When the stars are out they are visible; but when the lights are out they are invisible. Why it is that when I wind up my watch it starts; but when I wind up this column, it ends. The English language has some strange quirks, even on Pun Alley PUN ALLEY D FDick Frank Bob Evans Corporate announced recently that they are partnering with Deliver the Difference for their 2012 Farmhouse Feast Holiday Promotion. Beginning Oct. 18 and ending Dec. 25, Bob Evans customers in Ocala, Leesburg, The Villages and Clermont will be given the opportunity to donate toward this program as they pay their bills. Each dollar donated will be matched by Bob Evans Farms, Inc. and ultimately go to purchase Farmhouse Holiday Meals for Deliver the Difference to distribute to needy families in the Tri-County area of Lake, Sumter and Marion Counties. For more information about DTD visit: www.deliverthedifference.org. The six restaurants involved locally in this promotion are located at 3535 S.W. College Road in Ocala; 4985 E. Silver Springs Blvd. in Ocala; 11300 S.W. 95th Circle in Ocala; 1205 N. 14th St. in Leesburg; 2199 Parr Drive in The Villages and 2951 S. U.S. Highway 27 in Clermont. Donations can be for any amount that the customers would like to donate. The Bob Evans Farmhouse Holiday Feasts will feed eight people and include turkey, stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, cranberry relish, corn, green beans, seasonal pie and bread rolls and whipped cream. They will be delivered to the families by DTD volunteers for Thanksgiving and Christmas and the families will simply have to heat and serve the meals. Bob Evans Farms, Inc. owns and operates full-service restaurants under the Bob Evans and Mimis Cafe brand names. At the end of he first quarter 2012, Bob Evans owned and operated 565 family restaurants in 19 states. Bob Evans Farms, Inc. is also a leading producer and distributor of pork sausage and a variety of complementary convenience food items under the Bob Evans and Owens brand names. For more information about Bob Evans Farms, Inc., visit www.bobevans.com. Bob Evans Restaurants start effort to help feed the hungry Contact Linda Sisto at 352-509-7245 for more information and to start being recognized for your talents and abilities. AARP Safe Driving ClassOpen to the public, there is just one class that has available seating for the AARP Senior Driving Class. The final class runs from 9 a.m. until noon on Nov. 26 and Nov. 29. Upon finishing this class students will receive a Certificate of Completion. Present this document to your insurance agent and receive a reduction in your vehicle insurance premiums. Rates vary so check with your agent to see how much you will save. This class is free to all veterans; their spouses; dependents; and significant others. For non-veteran AARP members, the cost is only $12 and for all others, $14. These prices are more than reasonable for all that you get. Along with saving money on enrollment and your insurance, students will learn techniques and safety tips that could very possibly save their lives or the lives of their loved ones. There is no price to put on safety. Contact Geri as soon as possible to reserve your seat in this final class. There are limited seats available so act now. Geri can be reached at 352-237-1675.Karaoke Night ComingFriday night, Nov. 9 from 7 until 10 p.m., plan to be at the Cherrywood Clubhouse for a night of real fun. Bill Lavertue will be hosting Karaoke Night for all of our frustrated entertainers; professional singers and amateur crooners. This promises to be a very fun and exciting evening as our residents bring their talents (some of them hidden) to the stage. Who knows, there might be an agent in the audience to discover these stars in the making. Bring a few liquid refreshments; snacks and your talent to the Karaoke night. If you have a favorite tune or familiar song that you want to perform, just jot it down on a piece of paper and give it to Bill. Hell make sure you get the right tempo and volume; as for the key, thatll be up to you. There will be two ways you can please the audience; either by singing or by not singing, but either way youll have a blast. This should be a super social event where good times rule and surprises unfold. See you at Karaoke Night!Flu shotsQuick and easy flu shots will be given by professional health care specialists on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 1 until 3 p.m. in the clubhouse. We urge all of our residents to take advantage of these inoculations. No one wants to be sick during the holidays or when there is so much to do here at Cherrywood so be sure to get your shots. Only a few minutes are required to prevent a potentially life threatening illness so mark your calendar and be there. Raffle ticketsThree beautiful prizes are being raffled off at the Veterans Day celebration. You need not be present to win, although it would be great if you were. Two fantastic gift baskets and a floral display welcoming your guests are available for viewing at most of the events here at Cherrywood. You can buy tickets for each one individually. Just put your name on the back of the ticket and put it in the canister for any one of the prizes. The more tickets you buy for only a buck; the better your chances to take home these terrific gifts. Proceeds from the raffle benefit the Veterans Club of Cherrywood and the good works they do. See Geri or a Veterans Club officer for tickets. Tickets are also available at most of our many functions. Christmas trip to BiloxiIP Casino is the destination for this CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 18 Marty Duesel; Rich Hurley and Bill Mahar at the Ritz House in Ocala. 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Christs Church of Marion CountySaturday, Oct. 20: Mens Prayer Group, 8 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 21: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24: Ladies Fellowship and Hobbies, 9 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24: 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.St. Jude Catholic CommunityThe Bereavement Group for those grieving the loss of a loved one will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 1 p.m. Meetings are open to anyone in the community with a need to share their feelings of grief. Please call the church office at 352-347-0154 prior to each meeting you plan to attend. Creole Masses for the Haitians in our community are celebrated every second and fourth Sunday of the month at 5 p.m. The next date is Oct. 28. The St. Jude venue for used items, Anthonys Attic, is open every Wednesday from 9 a.m. until noon. Stop by and browse. Beginning this month, as part of our new Adult Faith Formation Program, we are offering a study series on the Introduction to the Bible in the Catholic Church. Dates are Thursdays, Oct. 18, 25, Nov. 8 and Nov. 15. Classes will be held in our Parish Hall from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. There is no cost. Any one wishing to attend must pre-register with the parish office 352-347-0154. A special celebration honoring the Virgin of Guadalupe will begin on Friday, Oct. 26 from 5 until 8 p.m. The celebration will continue on Saturday, Oct.r 27 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. All are invited to attend. The feast of our patron saint, St. Jude, will be celebrated on Monday, Oct. 29, with a special Mass at 6 p.m. featuring special music by our three choirs. Haitian St. Jude soup reception will follow in the Parish Hall. Maranatha Baptist ChurchAwana news The AWANA (Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed) program continues every Sunday evening from 6 to 7:30 p.m. 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 352-347-5683. Young peoples programs Each Wednesday evening at 6:45 p.m. a Youth Bible Study (L.I.G.H.T.) is held at the church. Maranatha fall festival On Saturday, Oct. 27, from 5-7 p.m., Maranatha Baptist Church will host Maranathas Fall Festival. This will be an event for the community, and families are invited to participate. There will be lots of games and prizes, including a dunk tank, bounce house, games and food. Come and enjoy a fun time. 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.Pink Shabbat at ChabadIn support of all women facing the daunting challenge of cancer, we are proud to present a special Shabbat dinner featuring pink-themed decor and food, but most importantly support and solidarity with our fellow sisters. You may or may not have had a close relative or friend deal with this challenge, but this is an event for everyone to support those who really need it. Have you thought of participating in an enjoyable and easy Shabbat experience? Well here it is! At Friday Night Live, you will experience a combination of a joyful, meaningful and upbeat Kabbalat Shabbat Service followed by a 4 course traditional Shabbat dinner. The melodious tunes of the traditional but contemporary Kabbalat Shabbat combined with the tastes of the delicacies of Shabbat will leave you energized, uplifted and ready to take on a new week. No prior knowledge, affiliation, or membership is necessary. No charge but donations to our center are welcome. Friday Night Live will take place this Friday night, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m. at the Chabad Jewish Center of Marion County. 3509 S.W. 34th Ave. Circle. RSVP required or for further information please contact Chabad at 352-291-2218 or e-mail us at info@jewishmarin.org. For more info or to find out about our many programs and services please visit our website www.JewishMarion.org Services will also take place on Saturday Shabbos, Oct. 20 10 a.m. followed by Torah Reading and a kiddush/lunch. Community CongregationalThe people of the Community Congregational Church of Marion Oaks would like to invite you to join them in a special service honoring veterans on Nov. 11 at 6 p.m. Here is our opportunity to express heartfelt thanks to those who have given so much. An honor guard from each of the services will post the colors and all veterans are encouraged to attend. A time of light refreshment will be held in the churchs fellowship hall following the service. The Community Congregational Church of Marion Oaks, is at 15050 S.W. 29th Terrace Road, in the heart of Marion Oaks.First CongregationalJoin members of First Congregational United Church of Christ on a fundraising cruise aboard Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Freedom of the Seas departing on May 5, 2013 to the Eastern Caribbean. A deposit of $250 per person is due by Nov. 1. For more information, call 352-873-6779 or 352-237-2309. Friday, October 19, 2012 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 20~ Friday, October 19, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Religion Oct. 19, Friday, fish or shrimp 5 to 7 p.m.; David Baldwin Karaoke 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 20, Saturday, Auction night 6:30 p.m.; chili, burgers and dogs 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 21, Sunday, Bar Bingo 4 to 6 p.m.; football in the social quarters. Oct. 22, Monday, LOOM meeting 7 p.m.; coney dogs all day. Oct. 23, Member appreciation 3 to 5 p.m. Oct. 24, Wednesday, Bingo 1 p.m. (open to the public), Lunch menu until 3 p.m.; officers meeting 6:30 p.m. Oct. 25, Thursday, cards, 1 p.m.; shuffleboard, 7 p.m.; wings, chicken strips or burgers, 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 26, Friday, fish or shrimp 5 to 7 p.m.; Elvis is in the house, dinner show 6 to 10 pm. West Marion Moose Lodge 2356, open for members and qualified guests, is at 10411 S.W. 110th St., one mile north of State Road 200 across from Oak Run entrance. Phone is 352-854-2200. Moose Lodge events Oak Runs health fair will take place on Thursday, Oct. 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Palm Grove. Many professionals will be on hand to answer your questions and various screenings and tests will be available, including hearing and blood pressure. Everything is free at the fair. No appointments are necessary. Come in to browse and speak with the many physicians and health care representatives participating. Baby Boomer ClubIts Hard Rock time again! All boomers and guests are welcome to join us Dec. 4 as we hop on the bus to the Hard Rock Casino. Tickets will be on sale Tuesday, Oct. 23, in the Orchid Club lobby from 9 to 11 a.m. Just $21 gets $25 in free play, a $5 food voucher and bus transportation, including gratuity. What a deal! The bus leaves promptly from the Palm Grove lot at 11:30 a.m. and departs the Hard Rock at 6:30 p.m. Call Adele at 352854-4963.Laurel OaksThe annual harvest dinner will be held on Sunday, Oct. 28, at the Orchid Club. A delicious turkey dinner buffet will be prepared by ROGC. Full details can be found in the flyer that was left in your cubby. Folks, this is a neighborhood get together. You will have the opportunity to meet your neighbors, find out what is happening in the neighborhood and just plain have a good time. There will be a 50/50 to benefit the Interfaith food pantry. If you require transportation or have a question or comment concerning the dinner please call Paula at 352-237-4550. Lets make this a record breaking turnout for Laurel Oaks! Looking forward to seeing you at the harvest dinner.Oak Run Christmas PartyThere will be a Christmas party open to all Oak Runners on Dec. 8 at Palm Grove from 5 to 10 p.m. Catering will be by Royal Oaks and the menu will include ham or chicken, salad, and dessert. Special diets can be accommodated. Entertainment will be by Homer Noodleman, a multi-talented entertainer, who puts on a variety show that includes comedy, impressions and instrumentals. There will also be music for dancing. Tickets at $19 per person will be available in the Orchid Club lobby from 8 to 10 a.m. on Oct. 27 and Nov. 10.Passport Show: The Ditchfield Family SingersThe 6th Passport Show of 2012 will take place on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Palm Grove. The Ditchfield Family Singers are acclaimed for their close harmony and wide variety of musical styles. Individual tickets will be on sale Monday, Oct. 29 from 8 to 10 a.m. in the Orchid Club card room and Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 9 to 10 a.m. in the Orchid Club lobby, Cost is $15 per person. Make your check payable to ORHA; please no cash. Tuesday is bingo nightCome and join your friends and neighbors for a fun night of bingo. Doors open at 3 p.m., cards sales are from 4 to 5:45 p.m., and games begin at 6 p.m. Remember no one under 18 years of age is allowed in the Orchid Club during games. All residents and overnight guests must wear visible name tags or pool tags The snack bar will be open. Bingo is currently in need of volunteers. Please contact Dee Spath at 352237-9364 if you would like to help.Oak Run TravelOur recent trip on Oct. 7 to the Show Palace to see Sound of Music was a huge success. Residents raved about the show and said the food was excellent on the buffet. We have more trips to the Show Palace in the fall-winter brochure so check out trips number 6, 18, 25.Tickets available for upcoming trips:There are a few seats for our Nov. 8 trip to Tampa Hard Rock; call Wayne and Howardean Krueger. We have just a single ticket available for the Singing Christmas Tree on Dec. 8; call Kitty Trichel for information. Also a few tickets are still available for A Show Palace Christmas on Tuesday, Dec. 25; call Rita Stotz. All you cruisers pay special attention! There are still a couple of cabins remaining for our Eastern Caribbean cruise on Royal Caribbean, hosted by John Cassabianca. Sail on March 3, 2013, for 7 days, cruise the tropics on the fabulous Allure of the Seas. The ship itself is a destination so if you should choose not to go ashore at the ports of call you will have plenty to do and see on board. Three of the most interesting places are the Promenade, Boardwalk and Central Park. The Promenade features a levitating bar which ascends and descends over three decks while you sit and enjoy your favorite drink. The Boardwalk has a carousel, Johnny Rockets diner and a Seafood Shack, plus 2 rock climbing walls and the Aqua Theatre where divers plunge from 50 feet into a pool that must look the size of a postage stamp. Central Park feels like a walk in the park with live trees, shrubbery and even a few birds flitting around. This is where the various specialty dining venues are or you can just sit on a park bench with a cup of coffee and never feel like you are on board a ship at sea.ORWGAThe winners of the Oct. 4 low net tournament are listed in order of finish in each flight. Flight A: Marti Babb, Donna Huffman, Marge Rymarcsuk; Flight B: Sue Elie, Janet Sutphen, Bev Schaesel; Flight C: Health fair scheduled for Oct. 25 at Palm Grove OAK RUN C WCarol AnnWheeler PLEASESEEOAK RUN, PAGE30 Evangelical Lutheran Church joyocala@embarqmail.com Edward Holloway, Pastor 7045 SW 83rd Pl., Ocala (352) 854-4509 Nursery Provided 000CPSM Sunday Worship 8:15 am & 11:00 am Sunday School 9:45 am Wednesday Evening Worship 6:45 pm German Language Worship 1st. Sunday of each month 3:00 pm 000COJM 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 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 000CG1V 1 1251 S.W Highway 484 (1.3 Miles W est of State Road 200) 352-465-7272 Sunday 8:00 A.M. Holy Eucharist 10:00 A.M. Holy Eucharist Tu e s d a y 9:00 A.M. Morning Prayer Mass, and Healing Thursday 9:00 A.M. Morning Prayer Mass, and Rosary W eekday Gr oups: T ues. & Thurs. Noon AA T u es. 6:30pm Cub Scout Pack 508 2nd Sat 8am Fellowship Breakfast at IHOP Episcopal Episcopal Church Church of the Advent of the Advent 000CNOY adventepiscopal.net 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 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 000CVFC M ANA VU M INIS TRIES P RESENT S MESSIANIC times of our lives.. Something new, Friday evening meeting and study, 7:30 pm Develop a deeper relationship with your Messiah! Call for information 687-4573 Meeting at the Mishkan Congregation Building 6675 SE Maricamp Rd. Ocala, FL 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. 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St ay on S R 200 into town and then turn right on 3rd St.) F aithfully ser ving Jesus Christ in Marion Co. and the world since 1857 and still growing! 629-7 5 61 www .fpcocala.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 000CXJ6 Get the right fit! It is Extr emely Important to Have a Pr ofessional Mastectomy/Lumpectomy Fitting After Sur gery Unique Lingerie, Inc., is committed to meeting the needs of women who have undergone any type of breast surgery, including radical mastectomy. Our ABC/BOC certified, caring personal fitters have years of experience in fitting breast protheses, bras and other mastectomy products. Mar k et S tr eet A t Heat hbr ook 4414 S.W Colleg e R oad, S t e 1930 Ocala 352-629-5590 F ax 352-629-5597 T ue-Sat 10AM-7PM Sun 12PM-6PM Mon. b y Appt Only www .uniq ueling er ieocala.com

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lunch. After all, it is my lunch. I had a great time selecting things from the menu that had nothing whatsoever to do with vegetables. Vegetables are all right in their place, but their place is not on my lunch plate, especially when my wife is not present. I had a scrumptious lunch and then top it off with a nice slice of apple pie la mode. Life does not get any better than this. I sat back in my chair, rubbed my stomach and felt good about the world around me. I was even beginning to think that there might not be so much wrong with malls after all. Finally, it was time to take my ticket up to the cashier and pay for my lunch. I was in for a very rude awakening. I presented my ticket to the cashier and pulled out of my wallet enough cash to cover the ticket. Im sorry, sir, the woman behind the cashier said. We dont accept cash in this restaurant. I was in a good mood and laughed as though I was the vice president of the United States. Thats a good one, I complimented her. Sir, we dont take cash here, she insisted. We are not set up for cash; all we take are credit cards. About this time, I realized she was not joking. I found myself in the proverbial pickle with only cash on my person and no credit card. But all I have is cash. Finally, the manager of the restaurant was called to the front, I was able to settle my ticket with him, giving him cash and he used his credit card to pay the ticket. What is this world coming to when you cannot use cash anymore? What is better than cash in my thinking is Gods gift. For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord (Romans 6:23 KJV). Unlike cash, Gods gift to me will never go out of style.Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866-552-2543 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.comFriday, October 19, 2012 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com 12~ Friday, October 19, 2012 www.smcitizen.com SNYDERCONTINUED FROM PAGE 11 One of the most beautiful and meaningful ritual objects in Judaism, is, in my opinion, the tallit or prayer shawl. This biblically mandated item has for centuries characterized the Jew by its distinctive design and has served as a powerful spiritual symbol of Gods protection. The idea for the tallit comes from the Book of Numbers (Num.15: 37-40) where Moses is instructed by God to bid the Israelites to put fringes on the corners of their garments so as to act as a reminder to follow Gods laws and not be tempted to engage in pagan practices like the nations around them. It was a custom in Bible times, to attach a talisman to ones clothing but in the case of the Israelites, their purpose was for the pursuit of moral and ethical living. As time worn on and costumes changed, the fringes were worn on a portable garment, i.e. a shawl-like garment which could fit over ones everyday outfit. When, during history and times of persecution it became dangerous to advertise that one was a Jew, a small garment worn under clothing, called a tallit katan, was worn. This garment is mainly used today by Orthodox Jewish men, where dangling from under their coats or peeking out from under shirts, the telltale fringes or tzizit can be seen. In times of persecution, these fringes could be hidden to avoid detection. Today, the tallit is a proud symbol of Jewish spirituality. It is worn at all morning services and at Kol Nidre, the eve before Yom Kippur. Traditionally, it is worn during the day so that one may be able to see the fringes. The custom for wearing the prayer shawl on Kol Nidre originated with the idea that all Jews, rich or poor were equal before God on the eve of the Day of Atonement and when dressed with a tallit, all were uniform. The tallit is often kissed reverently during a portion of the service Jews call The Shema, the statement of Jewish faith that God is one. During the passage from Numbers that mention the fringes, they are gathered together and lightly kissed in devotion. The tallit and its fringes are also used when a person is called up to the Torah to make the blessing before the reading. This act is called an alliyah, from the Hebrew word meaning to go up. Here the worshipper takes a corner of the tallit, touches it to the portion being read, and then kisses the fringes. This shows devotion to the Torah and its precepts. When the tallit is first put on, many Jews raise it over their heads as a kind of tent or shelter before beginning prayer. This beautiful act of spirituality symbolizes the Shekhinah, or presence of God. In this Wrapped in Spirituality: The Tallit JUDIS JOURNAL J SJudi Siegal case, the tallit acts as a kind of tent of protection for the worshipper. Keeping this concept in mind, in my Reconstructionist congregation, we drape the tallit over our neighbors heads so that we are all under Gods tent of peace during a portion we call the Blessing of Peace. In more traditional synagogues, it is called the Priestly Blessing, when in the time of the Temple in Jerusalem; the priests would bless the people. A tallit can also be used as a chuppah or wedding canopy. In this case, the shawl is held aloft by four poles attached to each of the sides. The bride and groom stand under this canopy while the wedding officiant makes the traditional seven wedding blessings. In keeping with this wedding concept, the same idea is applied when a new Torah is dedicated in a congregation. The community is symbolically wedded to the Torah in a commitment of love and devotion. In 2010, I stood under such a canopy when our congregation dedicated our Torah. A tallit can be found in many lengths and sizes from one especially for the thirteen-year-old bar/bat mitzvah to oversized ones for taller men. The fabrics can range from silk, wool or permitted synthetics but cannot contain shatnetz, a forbidden mixture of wool and linen. (See Wearing a Kosher Suit in October 5 edition of the South Marion Citizen) The designs are varied but popular themes are cityscapes of Jerusalem, Jewish stars, Lions of Judah and the matriarchs and patriarchs. While the traditional colors consist of black or blue stripes along the bottom, modern tallitot come in a variety of hues, some mimicking Josephs coat of many colors. Many people design their own tallit reflecting their individual needs and symbolism. While traditionally worn only by men, in liberal branches of Judaism, women have taken on this mitzvah (commandment) and have used it as a vehicle for self-expression. The important parts of the tallit are the fringes. This is what I call Jewish macram. This series of proscribed knots is attached to all four corners of the tallit. There are eight strands of yarn or string used to make the fringes, called tzizit. The letters in Hebrew for this word add up to 600, since letters in Hebrew also stand for numbers such as in Roman notation. If you add the 600 and the 8 strands and 5 knots, which are made in each corner, we have 613, which are the number of commandments in the Torah. Since the tallit is considered holy, worn tallitot are buried with respect in a Jewish cemetery. And at the end of life, some Jews elect to be buried in their tallit, thus wrapping the soul in spirituality on its way back to the creator. Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com Amendment 8Summary of Amendment (from Division of Elections site):Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution providing that no individual or entity may be denied, on the basis of religious identity or belief, governmental benefits, funding or other support, except as required by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, and deleting the prohibition against using revenues from the public treasury directly or indirectly in aid of any church, sect, or religious denomination or in aid of any sectarian institution.Arguments for:Supporters say the amendment would allow the state to fund programs that provide a valuable public service but are currently denied that funding because they are affiliated with religious organizations. They also say the current law that denies funding to religious groups was passed in 1885 and is rooted in anti-Catholic bias and should be removed from the states constitution.Arguments against:Opponents say the amendment would eliminate a long-established component of the separation of church and state that prevents the government from funding groups that espouse religious beliefs. They also say the anti-Catholic bias cited by supporters of the amendment was not a motivation for the laws passage in 1885 and, even if it were, that bias no longer exists and should not be a reason for eliminating the ban on funding religious groups.Should the states ban on funding religious activities be repealed?Amendment 8 revives longstanding debates over the separation of church and state. If passed, it would repeal a 126-yearold provision in the state constitution that prohibits taxpayer funding of religious institutions. The provision commonly known as the no aid provision states more unequivocally than the U.S. Constitution that state funds not be spent directly or indirectly in support of any entity that promotes religion. If passed, Title on Ballot: Religious Freedom Sponsor: The Florida Legislature Note: This proposal was known as Amendment 7 until a legal challenge by opponents led to the rewriting of some of the ballot language and its reinstatement on the ballot as Amendment 8. This is the reason there is no Amendment 7 on the 2012 ballot. What it would do: This amendment would remove the prohibition in Floridas Constitution that prevents religious institutions from receiving taxpayer funding. If You Vote Yes: A yes vote means you want to remove from the Florida Constitution a prohibition against the state funding religious institutions and replace it with a provision that prohibits the state from denying funding to institutions based on religious affiliations. If You Vote No: A no vote means you want to retain the provision in the Florida Constitution that prohibits the state from funding religious institutions. PLEASESEEAMENDMENT 8, PAGE29 Amendment 9Summary of Amendment (from Division of Elections site):Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to authorize the Legislature to provide by general law ad valorem homestead property tax relief to the surviving spouse of a military veteran who died from serviceconnected causes while on active duty or to the surviving spouse of a first responder who died in the line of duty. The amendment authorizes the Legislature to totally exempt or partially exempt such surviving spouses homestead property from ad valorem taxation. The amendment defines a first responder as a law enforcement officer, a correctional officer, a firefighter, an emergency medical technician, or a paramedic. This amendment shall take effect January 1, 2013.Arguments for:It helps the families left behind when a veteran or first responder dies in service to his country or community.Arguments against:It takes a bite out of the tax revenues schools and local governments need to provide services.Should the spouses of military veterans and first responders killed in the line of duty be exempt from paying property taxes? Amendment 9 grants full homestead property tax relief to the surviving spouses of military veterans who die from service-connected causes while on active duty, and to the surviving spouses of police, firefighters and other first responders who die in the line of duty. In short, the surviving spouses will not pay property taxes. For a spouse to be eligible, the deceased veteran or first responder must have been a permanent resident of Florida as of Jan. 1 of the year they died. First responders are defined as law enforcement officers, correctional officers, firefighters, emergency medical technicians and paramedics. The proposed amendment covers full-time, part-time and volunteer first responders. Surviving spouses of veterans or first responders who died years ago can apply for eligibility retroactively if Amendment 9 passes, although the tax relief is for future taxes only; they will not receive reTitle on Ballot: Homestead Property Tax Exemption for Surviving Spouse of Military Veteran or First Responder Sponsor/Originator: The Florida Legislature What it would do: This would grant a full property tax exemption to the surviving spouses of military veterans who die while on active duty and to the surviving spouses of first responders who die in the line of duty. If You Vote Yes: A yes vote means you want the state to grant the full homestead exemption to the surviving spouses. 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Friday, October 19, 2012 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 22~ Friday, October 19, 2012 www.smcitizen.com pital environment. Munroe is so great today because of MRMCs hard work. Because of that hard work, we are fortunate as a community to have some of the largest and best recognized names in the health care industry interested in leasing our hospital and becoming part of our community. We do not have to tax our citizens in order to have great quality health care for all our citizens. The opportunity we have today should not be put off to see if MRMC is able to be financially viable three years from now when the revenue from the bonds is exhausted while the citizens still have two to three years of taxes to pay for health care. We can have a financially viable hospital today and we dont have to tax the citizens $65 million dollars on the chance that MRMC will still not be financially viable three years from now. Vote NO for bonds for Munroe. HANRATTYCONTINUED FROM PAGE 10 Iam the kind of person who likes to do business with cash on the barrelhead. I do not like credit because it has a way of biting you in the end. When you have a credit card, there are fees to beat the band. I do have a credit card but I have it hidden so well that I have not been able to find it for seven weeks. I just do not like using it. The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage always warns me about the possibility that someone can steal my credit card. Ha ha, I say in defiance to her warning. I am never worried about that. If anybody can get money out of my account with my credit card, I would like to work with them and go 50-50 on it. Every time I need money, my credit card is empty. I think there is a conspiracy in this whole thing. Nothing is more embarrassing than going to a checkout counter to pay for goods that I intend to purchase and my credit card is denied. The reason I was using the credit card at the time was I did not have any cash in my pocket. Now, I have no cash in my pocket and my credit card is just grinning at me refusing to cough up the money needed for purchasing these goods. I hate my credit card. And it is reciprocal. My credit card hates me and tries its level best to embarrass me every chance it gets. When I do business, I want to know that I have done business. Nothing is more satisfying than completing a financial transaction with cash. I have noticed a dangerous trend in the area of business in our country. There is a tendency away from cash. I do not understand it. I think the simplest thing to do would be to pay cash for something. Cashing in on a cashless society But no, some people think that is so old fashioned that they have to come up with something new. Now they have this newfangled thing that you can pay your bills online. What is that all about? I like to see the person I am paying and hear from them their gratuitous Thank you, for the transaction. I was just getting used to writing checks and now I do not have to use my checkbook anymore. My creditors want me to pay online. When will all this craziness stop? If cash was good enough for Benjamin Franklin, it certainly is good enough for me. Then the inevitable happened. You know how it is. Well, it happened to me. I went to do a little bit of shopping while I was out of town on a trip recently. I made sure I had cash in my wallet so I stopped at a restaurant in the shopping mall. Normally I do not like shopping malls. I get nervous every time I go into one of these malls wondering if I will ever exit alive. There are just too many people in these malls for my comfort. But the necessity of my trip brought me to this mall and I decided I would treat myself to lunch. One of the great things about treating myself to lunch when my wife is not with me is I can order what I want for my OUT TO PASTOR J SRev. James L. Snyder PLEASESEESNYDER, PAGE12 Plenty to love in novelLIVE BY NIGHT By Dennis LeHane Diehard LeHane fans will find plenty to love in his latest novel, a bit of historical fiction detailing the Prohibition era. Protagonist Joe Coughlin, youngest son of a corrupt police official, turned to crime as a teenager because it was fun and he was good at it. When the story begins in 1926 young Coughlin is making two deadly mistakes; he robs a gangsters poker game, then he makes love to the gangsters molla woman so transparently bad news you have to question Joes ntelligence. All of this leads to a twoyear prison stint where his life is saved only because an elderly mafia boss, Maso Pescatore, takes him under his wing. Here, as elsewhere, despite violence the tempo slows and the story bogs down. Much of this part seems padded. Still, you have to hand it to LeHane. He knows how to grab the readers attention in the first paragraph of the book: Some years later, on a tugboat in the Gulf of Mexico, Joe Coughlins feet were placed in a tub of cement. Twelve gunmen stood waiting until they got far enough out to sea to throw him overboard, while Joe listened to the engine chug and watched the water churn white at the stern. And it occurred to him that alBOOK MARK P WPat Wellington most everything of note that had ever happened in his lifegood or badhad been set in motion the morning he first crossed paths with Emma Gould. (We have to wait a long time to find out how this ended.) Once Joe is out of prison the mob sends him to Tampa in 1929 to oversee their bootlegging operations. At this point the author unleashes bloody gang wars, grisly betrayal after grisly betrayal, and a level of gore unprecedented in a LeHane novel. Between shoot-outs and stabbings we do learn a lot about Tampas early beginnings, much of it eye-opening. Ultimately, my evaluation of Live by Night is this: the characters are fair to good but not great; and the authors attempt to portray the bootlegging life is undermined by his ladling of some pretty unbelievable material. TimberRidge Rehab and NursingBingo Assistant Volunteer will transport residents (within the building) to and from the activity; assist residents need help with the activity. Afternoon shifts available. Therapy Transport Volunteers will transport residents (pushing their wheelchair) back to their room from the therapy room. Morning shifts available. For additional information on volunteer opportunities at TimberRidge, please contact Michelle Jarvis at 352-2917215.United Way Reading Pals Provide 1 hour of volunteer services per designated week at a targeted elementary school for 25 weeks. Read and complete assigned activities with student in the media center during the school day. Training provided. Start date August 20. For additional information contact Jan Hathaway, 352-732-9696 Administrative Assistant Volunteers are needed on short notice for projects such as mailings, counting, sorting, etc. For additional information contact Faith Beard at 352-732-9696.Salvation ArmyBell Ringers Bell ringers will be located at retail locations and public spaces and will ring the bells, greet the public and thank contributors. Monies received will be picked up at the kettle location or deposited in a pre-determined location. Shifts will be 1-2 hours. Training will be provided. Food Server Food servers are always in demand. Three meals per day are served at the Center for Hope Soup Kitchen. On Thanksgiving Day a meal is also served at Evangeline Booth Garden Apartments. Shifts are 1-2 hours. Angel Tree Volunteer During the second week of December volunteers sort donated gifts. During the third week of December volunteers assist with the distribution of food and toys to clients. After the distribution is complete volunteers assist with after Christmas clean up. For additional information on any of these volunteer opportunities, call Shirley Hsu at 352-629-2004 ext. 306.Interfaith Emergency ServicesVolunteers are needed to serve as greeters for people making donations, to assist with packing and distributing food and in the retail operation. If you can help, contact Nita Nelson at 352-629-8868. First United Methodist Church First UMC is seeking volunteers to assist with sorting and distributing clothing, bath and personal products, and meal assistants. Please contact Evelyn McRae at 352-633-4344.This file is compiled by Joyce Wright, who can be contacted at 352-291-4444 or via email to wrightj@cf.edu Lend a hand R.O.M.E.O. Club holds picnicOn Saturday, Oct. 6, the R.O.M.E.O. Club held its fourth annual picnic at the OTOW conference center with 30 members participating. The cause this year for celebrating was that the club membership exceeded over 50 members and to recognize the 3 of 4 founders of the club who were able to attend. Also in attendance were Susie Tumelty and Sandy Voight, the clubs newest members. Excess food was donated to the Friendship Firehouse from the event. Website is www.romeoclub.org/ocalafl.htm West Port High plans playMarion County Center for the Arts Omega Theatre Company will present the Pulitzer Prize winning play, You Cant Take It With You, Nov. 2-4 at the West Port High School Performing Arts Center, 3733 S.W. 80th Ave. in Ocala. Performances are Friday, Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 4 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens. Tickets will be available at the door, but can be purchased online at www.westportwolf.pack.org You Cant Take It With You, written by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman, has been entertaining audiences since 1936. The play tells the story of the Sycamore family who at first seem mad, but it is not long before we realize that if they are mad, the rest of the world is madder. In contrast to these delightful people are the unhappy Kirbys. The plot shows how Tony, attractive young son of the Kirbys, falls in love with Alice Sycamore and brings his parents to dine at the Sycamore home on the wrong evening. The madness that ensues convinces Alice that she and Tonys relationship is doomed. The Marion County Center for the Arts (MCCA) is a magnet program for gifted and talented high school students in the performing and visual arts. 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Obama claims he will strengthen the middle class and not raise our taxes. But, we are already being taxed and he pretends that we are not to provide funding for those receiving unentitled entitlements. Similarly when the well runs dry and America cant borrow anymore money; when the wealthy have been taxed to the max whenever Obama gives a new freebie to someone, the middle-class will be required to pony-up ... once again. It simply isnt fair. We absolutely cannot re-lect the current administration. Joe OHara OcalaSome facts about MRMCFor almost 3 years I have attended Munroe Regional Medical Center meetings and studied audit reports, financial statements, consultant reports, ratings agency reports, etc. in order to be able to make an informed decision about whether or not to support a tax for the hospital. I will not support the referendum on the Nov. 6 ballot for reasons noted below. First, the proposed property tax addresses the result of the problem, not the problem. The problem is simply that the revenue of a stand-alone hospital can no longer carry the overhead. MRMCs board of trustees has been told that by at least three different consultants but the decision was made more than six years ago to reject the idea of merging with another organization to share that overhead burden. It was assumed that tax support would be obtained. At a board meeting in early 2011 one of the dominant trustees complained to Commissioner Stan McClain, If the County Commission had sold it right, we would already have tax support. He did not say why he felt it was the County Commissions responsibility to sell tax support. Second, the one mill property tax that has been proposed will not solve MRMCs financial problems. This has been discussed and acknowledged openly in recent board meetings where it was referred to as a Band-aid. But, as one trustee stated, It will buy us 2-3 years in which we can hope for a miracle that will allow us to retain control of the hospital. Third, approving the proposed tax will be opening Pandoras Box as tax support for MRMC will never end and it wont remain at one mill. As stated above, the current proposed tax will not solve MRMCs income problem. MRMC would need tax support of at least 2-3 mills to break even and cover routine capital cost. Fourth, collection of a sales tax for the support of indigent care is the fairest method. Under the current law, an indigent care sales tax would bring in about $14 million per year. However, contrary to the propaganda that implies that MRMC is the only indigent care provider in Marion County, they are not and the tax revenue would have to be shared with the other indigent care providers. By MRMCs own estimate they would only receive about 40 percent or $5.8 million of the revenue. From experience I know that it is important to develop a sense of urgency when trying to turn around a financially distressed business. There doesnt seem to be any sense of urgency at MRMC. It is equally important to impose strict cash management procedures. Logic dictates that all proposed expenditures should be reviewed to determine whether they are essential or optional and the optional expenditures should be rejected until the financial situation is stabilized. MRMC continues to make non-essential expenditures. For example, the board of directors recently approved spending $85-100,000 to hire an accounting firm to prepare a 5-year plan. In my experience, this was always the job of the senior financial staff. Apparently MRMCs Chief Financial Officer who is paid $360,000 per year plus bonus ($93,000 in 2010) and his staff are incapable of handling this. There are many more examples. Another item that should be questioned is the $85 million of bad debt expense for fiscal year 2012. Their bad debt expense is normally dismissed as Charity Care and is given as the explanation for their losses. Only about $30 million of this write-off is actually classified as Charity Care. Explain the remaining $55 million. No one likes change, especially when your ego is tied so closely to the status quo, but MRMC is unsustainable in the current business model. We have other good nontax options available (I was particularly impressed with the Duke/Lifepoint proposal.) but those will die with the passage of this tax referendum. Now we must decide whether we are going to accept financial reality and join with a hospital group or agree to pay unlimited taxes to maintain the status quo. Carl Crabtree Ocala Friday, October 19, 2012 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com 10~ Friday, October 19, 2012 www.smcitizen.com LETTERSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 9 GUEST COMMENTARY BY JOSEPH HANRATTY The last item on the ballot for the Nov. 6 election is the property tax increasing bond issue for Munroe. You may have received a political ad asking you to vote yes for bonds. Here are eight things they are not telling you: 1. Three hospital systems have made comprehensive proposals to operate the hospital without increasing your taxes while paying off 100 million dollars in existing bonds. 2. All three hospital systems have agreed to provide the same level of indigent care that Munroe currently provides. In fact all three currently provide greater indigent care than Munroe provides. 3. All three hospital systems have agreed to continue to provide OB services so that babies will continue to be born at Munroe throughout the term of the lease. 4. Two of the proposals agree to immediately invest $150 million dollars in the Master Facility Plan that the Directors and Trustees agree is necessary to ensure the future existence of the hospital. One group has agreed to a Master Facility Expansion plan, but has not committed to the $150 million for it. MRMC will not have the ability to do a Master Facility Expansion plan even after taxing Marion County citizens 65 million dollars. 5. All three hospital systems are committed to quality health care. CHS has, on average, higher JAHCO ratings at its hospitals than does Munroe. Duke has the 8th ranked hospital in the nation. HMA is proposing an affiliation with Shands. 6. All three hospital systems have committed to pay from $150 million to 275 million in addition to the Master Facility Expansion Plan and annual capital improvement requirements. This would enable the trustees to invest millions of dollars annually into Heart of Florida to expand indigent healthcare to all of Marion County and not just provide indigent care at the emergency room. 7. The proposed bond will pay for 3 years of annual capital maintenance at Munroe while taxing the citizens for 5 or 6 years to pay for it. 8. This is not a sale of the hospital, but a lease. The Marion County Hospital District will still own the hospital. Despite all the fear tactics you may see in the political advertisements for bonds, they are not telling you the truth. While it is true MRMC has been a great tenant and MRMC has made the hospital a great hospital. However, as a single site hospital, MRMC is not equipped to be financially viable in todays evolving hosEight things hospital bond supporters wont say PLEASESEEHANRATTY, PAGE11 years Biloxi get-a-away. From Dec. 23 through the 26th for only $149 you will receive four days and three nights in the fun town of Biloxi, Mississippi. In addition to the three nights accommodations; transportation via a Deluxe Motor Coach with professional escort and $25 in free slot play. You will also get $22 in food coupons. Theres more to this great offer too; a visit to two more casinos. The Hard Rock and the Palace will welcome guests with $15 free slot play to get players started on their winning streaks (hopefully). Dont miss this opportunity for a wonderful time. Join your friends and neighbors for excitement; entertainment; and adventure. Contact your travel director, Natalie at 352-854-4561 for reservations and details.Accordion ClubAll Cherrywood residents are welcome to come out and enjoy the music provided by our own Dick Richards and the Accordion Club. You dont need to play an instrument to appreciate the many talented artists that show up every month for this great evening of entertainment. No two of these monthly events are ever the same because each month different musicians with various instruments show up to play. Youll hear everything from accordions to trumpets; drums to saxophones; guitars to fiddles and everything in between. The musicians likewise have a wide range of skills from beginner to professionals. They bring varying degrees of talent and expertise to their craft but it is always pleasing to the ear. What this means for the audience is a wide array of musical styles and presentations. One thing is for sure among all this diversity; there is always something for everyones taste. If you love music and enjoy being a part of a friendly and loyal group of like minded people, then you should be at the clubhouse from 5:30 until 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 24. Hear the progress of students of all levels as well as the works of professional musicians as they play this free concert. Bring refreshments of your choosing and sit back in the comfort of the clubhouse for an evening of sheer listening pleasure.Spotlight On ExcellenceEach week we feature a person or persons who have a bright future; an interesting past or who have made a contribution to the quality of life in our community. Occasionally we vary from this format to bring you information of other things that are of interest to the community. This article is one of those exceptions as we present a relatively new concept to service in our community. I am speaking of Ritz House for Veterans in Ocala. Unless you are a member of the Veterans Club or similar organization, you probably arent aware of this facility located at 1205 E Silver Springs Blvd. The Ritz Hotel & Resort was at one time a prime destination for visitors to the Ocala area and it is listed as a Historic Site. Now it represents a partnership between the Veterans Administration of the federal government and the non-profit organization Volunteers of America. This partnership is designed to get homeless Veterans off of the streets. The Ritz House is a historic hotel that fell into disrepair. Thanks to the Volunteers of America with federal grants and much cooperation from local veterans and civic groups, the building has been converted and updated into housing for these distressed individuals. To qualify for admittance, the VA conducts an investigation into each individual to verify that they are in fact eligible for this program. Once this is completed, the Veterans Administration provides a referral to the Ritz House. The program is open to both men and women and has a capacity of fifty residents. Once a person has been referred, they are interviewed by the staff members who explain the rules by which residents must abide. Just a few of these include no drugs or alcohol; that they maintain their individual living quarters and that they attend programs that are offered. On October 4th President of the Cherrywood Veterans Club Bill Mahar along with Rich Hurley, Marty Duesel and this reporter attended a community meeting at Ritz House. The meeting was called to thank those groups and organizations that have assisted Ritz House in all its stages, from planning to grand opening. Over twenty organizations were represented by the more than one hundred guests in attendance. The ceremony was quite impressive as members of Post 284 of the American Legion raised the American flag. This was the same flag that had flown over the U.S. Capitol Building. Program Director for Volunteers of America Wendy welcomed everyone and then turned the microphone over to Rob Thomas who is the administrator of Ritz House. We could tell he was speaking from his heart when he talked about walking veterans into their rooms for the first time. He said that some of them begin to weep in gratitude with one saying, This is the nicest place Ive ever had. Rob admitted that he gets a lump in his throat when he witnesses that. John Kay, a resident, spoke next. He related how he at one time had it all. Through a series of bad decisions and addictions, he had lost his family; his job; his self respect. Now I have hope and determination he stated. Thanks to Ritz house and treatment Im on my way to success. Another resident who was identified only by the name John E spoke to the group thanking everyone for their help. His message was totally summed up when he said, You all matter. The gratitude in his voice and his face spoke volumes as to what he was feeling. Residents can stay at Ritz house for up to two years. They are assisted with addiction programs; psychological support; homelessness; and provided help in finding work. This transition period helps these veterans work through their various concerns and problems giving them hope and support. According to Rob Thomas they, they Veterans, have begun helping each other through sharing their experiences; their concerns and their dreams. When people work together it seems, progress can be made in many different ways. Another help that the Veterans receive comes from an unexpected source. Resident Manager Al Morrison has a little Yorkie by the name of Ruby. Ruby has the run of the place and intermingled with guests in the pavilion prior to and during the program. It is amazing what a little dog can do. Ruby is personable and independent. Shell greet everyone and then move along to her next project whether that be a person; a drink of water or just a little nap in the shade. The residents love her and she in turn loves them. She isnt very well paid and has no college degree but this reporter thinks shes one of the best therapists on the property. When the Cherrywood Veterans Club contingent left the presentation, we were all duly impressed by the work of the professionals and the progress of the veterans. We were also very proud of the work we had done in adopting a room which we had fixed up and made livable a few months earlier. There is still much need at Ritz House. They have mutual kitchen areas to cook their meals but because so many of these people have little or no income, food is always needed. Refrigerators are also needed along with single beds and frames; dressers and cleaning supplies. Because of the generosity of our Cherrywood residents and the diligence of our Veterans Club, we hope to be able to continue to assist these brave men and women as they turn their lives around. On Oct. 11, the Veterans Club held its food drive. Because of you, the residents of Cherrywood, we delivered more than two truck loads of groceries and cleaning supplies to the veterans at Ritz House. They were extremely grateful for the help and we in turn were extremely grateful to be able to offer them this assistance. We congratulate the Volunteers of America and our fellow community and veterans organizations on the success of Ritz Veterans House. We will, with the support of our community, proudly continue to support this worthy and worth while project.From Your ReporterA humorous note concerning the food drive occurred when one of the residents put a bag of garbage at the curb. Apparently he or she looked out, saw the bags that their neighbors had left by their mail boxes and thought it was trash day. All of us got a laugh from that. Some times we all have senior moments, it seems. If you have any comments or suggestions for this column I encourage you to email me at urperssec@yahoo.com and let me know. 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Friday, October 19, 2012 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 24~ Friday, October 19, 2012 www.smcitizen.com give the government, primarily the Executive Branch, so much power? Would it be that these are done to give the Executive Branch powers to such a degree that he doesnt need the Congress, taking control away from the House and Senate? They definitely take away power and freedom from we the people! Judge some of them for yourself! #10990, Allows Government to take over all modes of transportation and control of highways and seaports; #10995, Allows Government to seize and control the communication media; #10997, Allows Government to take over all electrical power, gas, petroleum, fuels and minerals; #10998, Allows Government to take over all food resources and farms; #11000, Allows Government to mobilize civilians into work brigades under Governmentsupervision; #11001, Allows Government to take over all health, education and welfare functions; #11002, Allows Government to designate the registration of all persons, with the Postmaster General operating a national registration; #11003, Allows Government takeover of all airports and aircraft, including commercial aircraft; #11004, allows the housing and finance authority to relocate communities, build new housing with public funds, designate areas to be abandoned and establish new locations for populations; #11005, Allow Government to take over railroads, inland waterways and public facilities. These are just a few of the 923 orders, but they speak loudly of the total disregard Obama has for our individual freedom, our right to make our own choices. They do support his idea of remaking us into a one world government and economy, losing our standing as being the greatest nation on the planet. This does sound a lot like our neighbors to the south, Cuba and Venezuela. If you share his vision for America this wont bother you, and you will vote for him. I dont believe many Americans want the government to have this much control over our individual lives. If you do, please just move to another country and stop trying to destroy ours. Wayne Rackley OcalaMotivationThis election in November will be decided by those who are motivated to vote. Watching the news on TV and reading the newspapers, voters are now being told this election is a toss up with the advantage going to Gov. Romney. Leading in the polls does not win an election. It is possible that the president has seen the news and finally realizes that he doesnt own the White House and is in the fight of his political life to keep his job as president. Just four short years ago we were on the edge of another depression when our economy was in a free fall with no light at the end of the tunnel. The job situation has been turned around to the point where many of the jobs that were lost between 2008 thru 2010 have been brought back and many people are working again. You cannot discount the mood of the country being impacted by the number of unemployed and underemployed which has devastated many families. We simply cannot go back to the economic policies of the past where the Republicans believe that cutting taxes and having a smaller income produces more money for our economy and more jobs for our workers. We in Florida were told in our last state election that if you elect me I will create 700,000 new jobs. One of the first official duties of this new governor was to turn down 2 billion dollars of job stimulus money from the federal government because it was not his idea. This money was then sent to other states who created thousands of jobs for their economy while Florida was left struggling and wondering why not us. The best way to be motivated is to understand what is happening to our country and get involved. Do not let political lies determine your future. Jerry Segovis OcalaIt just isnt fair!Some people are simply handed entitlements such as Food Stamps, welfare and Medicaid even though they are not entitled to them. The number of people in these programs has increased since 2008. For example, 31 million people were on Food Stamps in 2008, 46 million people now. This occurs because our government mismanages the entitlement process. The problem is made worse when President Obamas nanny-state like, spendtax-borrow agenda is thrust on us. Other people have worked hard for their so-called entitlements such as Social Security and Medicare which are not really entitlements since we paid for them. The Social Security benefits and any pensions we receive are taxed more to help pay for those not entitled to receive entitlements. Once again the middle class must make sacrifices so that undeserving people get their freebies. This nanny-state philosophy is destroying America, and simply isnt fair to the citizens who make these sacrifices. LETTERSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 PLEASESEELETTERS, PAGE10 funds for any past taxes paid. The state estimates that this amendment, if passed, would reduce local school and government tax revenues by about $600,000 statewide in the first year it is in effect. The measure won unanimous approval in the House and Senate. There is no organized opposition. Like all amendments, passage requires the approval of 60 percent or more of the voters. If approved, the measure becomes effective Jan. 1, 2013.HistoryState law has granted this property tax exemption to eligible military spouses since 1997. However, the exemption was never enshrined in the state Constitution. If passed, this proposed amendment enshrines that exemption in the state Constitution. Over a two-year span in 2010 and 2011, two dozen Florida law enforcement officers were killed in the line of duty. This amendment is meant to recognize the sacrifice of first responders by extending the same tax relief to their surviving spouses that is currently offered to the surviving spouses of military veterans who died while on active duty. A joint resolution authorizing the Legislature to grant a total or partial exemption to the surviving spouses passed in February 2012. A subsequent bill passed by the Legislature requires the full exemption be granted, which is what eligible spouses will receive if Amendment 9 passes.In The Line of DutyFor the spouse of a first responder to be eligible, the first responder must have died while in the line of duty, which is defined under this proposed Amendment as: While engaging in law enforcement; While performing an activity relating to fire suppression and prevention; While responding to a hazardous material emergency; While performing rescue activity; While providing emergency medical services; While performing disaster relief activity; While otherwise engaging in emergency response activity; While engaging in a training exercise related to any of the above events or activities if the training has been authorized by the employer. Under the proposed amendment, a heart attack or stroke that causes death or causes an injury resulting in death must occur within 24 hours after an event or activity and must be directly and proximately caused by the event or activity in order to be considered as having occurred in the line of duty. The bill requires surviving spouses to obtain a letter from the state or appropriate government entity certifying the death occurred while in the line of duty.PortabilityThe exemption applies for as long as the spouse holds the title to the homestead, is a permanent resident of the homestead, and does not remarry. If the property is sold, the surviving spouse can transfer the exemption to a new primary residence.Economic ImpactWithout knowing how many surviving spouses may be eligible in any given year, it is difficult to calculate the economic impact on property tax revenues with certainty. However, the state Revenue Estimating Conference estimates that this amendment, if passed, would reduce local school and government tax revenues by about $600,000 statewide in the first year it is in effect. AMENDMENT 9CONTINUED FROM PAGE 21 Get into the holiday spirit a little early with Ralphie and his gang as A Christmas Story jumps from your television screen to the stage! TBS may show a 24-hour marathon of the beloved movie every year, but Ocala Civic Theatres production will be live on stage for four weeks, from November 1-25. Straight from Cleveland Street in smalltown 1938 Indiana, this is Philip Grecians faithful adaptation of the film, now a modern classic. It's all here: the triple-dog dare and the frozen lamp-post, the Little Orphan Annie decoder pen and the Lifebuoy soap, the blue bowling ball and the pink bunny suit, the Bumpus hound dogs and the Christmas turkey. Above all, this is the story of 10-year-old Ralphie Parker (played by Jonathan Leppert), the wildly imaginative, pint-sized hero of this warmly nostalgic comedy, whose driving ambition in life is to attain a Red Ryder BB gun. The show is narrated by the grown-up Ralph (Patrick Stanley), serving the same role as Jean Shepherds voiceover played in the movie as he reminisces about his childhood. A Christmas Story runs Nov. 1 through Nov. 25. Evening performances are at 8 p.m.; Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. Tickets are $22 for adults and $10 for full-time students with ID. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the Ocala Civic Theatre box office or call (352) 236-2274. Tickets also may be purchased online at www.ocalacivictheatre.com. (A service charge applies to online purchases.) The Ocala Civic Theatre is located at 4337 East Silver Springs Boulevard (East State Road 40) in the Appleton Cultural Center. 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Friday, October 19, 2012 ~ 25 www.smcitizen.com Lies, smears, and gaffes have been regular offerings of presidential candidates and political parties since the election of 1800. Thomas Jefferson called John Adams a fool, a hypocrite, a criminal, and a tyrant who was intent on going to war with France. Adams responded by calling Jefferson mean-spirited, a low-life, son of a half-breed Indian squaw and a half-black father. After each had served as president, Adams and Jefferson became friends who corresponded regularly. They died on the same patriotic day July 4, 1826. Presidential candidates Obama and Romney, their campaign staffs, and political action committees have composed enough lies and half-truths to keep fib chasers and fact checkers busy debunking canards and character smears right up to Election Day. In addition to smears and slanders, the candidates have suffered occasional foot-in-mouth blunders. Challenger Romney has been the undisputed winner for the greatest number of brain cramp blunders, tongue twists, and embarrassments. Notwithstanding President Obamas second place finish in the most-blunders category, he deserves first prize for the most revealing gaffe of the campaign: If youve got a business, you didnt build that. Somebody else made that happen. We could accept the presidents claim of good intentions, if he had expressed his prize blunder only once. He liked his business blooper so much that he used it when fishing for encore applauses at subsequent campaign stops. Mr. Obamas supporters insist he was just saying that government makes business success possible by funding education, infrastructure, and research. It didnt sound that way when he added a Siamese clarification: Government creates this unbelievable American system that we have. To the contrary, for more than a hundred years since the beginning of the technological revolution, employers and employees have believed rightly that they financed and made our ever-growing government possible by taking risks, being productive, and paying taxes. Mr. Obama made clear his view of the relation of government to business in his second book, The Audacity of Hope. He said: I believe in free market, competition, and entrepreneurship. He added a reservation: I am angry about policies that consistently favor the wealthy and powerful over average Americans. I insist that government has an important role in opening up opportunity to all. As government has grown like a beanstalk, creation and expansion of businesses have too often had to be accomplished in spite of government obstacles. That may be news to the folks in the White House and Washington bureaucracies, who believe they are missionaries of assistance and cooperation: Hi! Im from the government and Im here to help. President Obama has a broad understanding of American private enterprise, but his life experience has been limited to education, community organizing, and politics. He didnt even have a paper route. To his credit, he has been candid in his admissions that he believes he knows what needs to be done, but he doesnt know how to do it. www.smcitizen.com 8~ Friday, October 19, 2012 There are a lot of people who immediately think no when the prospect of a new tax appears on the ballot. They dont take the time to figure out how much, or how little, it would cost them, or how much the rejection of that tax could affect their lives. On Nov. 6, way down at the bottom of the ballot, under the amendments, theres a tax request from Munroe Regional Medical Center. Its relatively small, but could have a lasting effect on medical care in this community. Let me tell you, again, my story. First, my father. He was a pharmacist who first went to work in the late 1950s at a hospital in Englewood, N.J. I was too young to work by law, but I volunteered for the whole summer, helping him reorganize and categorize his pharmacy. Each bottle had a price written on it it was in code, taking a 10-letter word and translating it into numbers. I also ran deliveries of items throughout the hospital it was there that I first learned the words dextrose and saline but I couldnt deliver medicine, someone had to sign out for that. By the way, theres nothing more disconcerting for a teenager than to start to get on an elevator and be told to wait for the next one, because they were taking a body to the morgue in the basement. That experience got me familiar with hospitals. I eventually went into the newspaper field, and dad moved to Atlanta to work at West Paces Ferry Hospital. From there, he transferred to HCA Marion Community Hospital (now ORMC), but only stayed there a short while. He left HCA and went across the street to Munroe, and stayed there until he retired. Thats how I got familiar with Munroe, even though at the time I didnt live here. Several years ago I walked into a clinic in northeast Ocala. I was having a little trouble breathing, and I honestly thought I might have a touch of pneumonia. But they took one look at me and called for an ambulance, and I was whisked to Munroes emergency room, where I was diagnosed with a-fib in my heart. I stayed at Munroe for a week, and when I walked out (actually they wheel you out), I felt 100 percent better. To this day I am convinced that my cardiologist, Dr. Ali Nasser, and Munroe Regional saved my life. Thats why Im voting in favor of the hospital tax. You can throw all the facts and figures at me, from both sides, that you want. Some of those arguments are strong from both sides, and some of the anti-tax sentiments are covered elsewhere in this edition today. But for me the decision is simple. Because of Munroe I am here today, and I want things to stay just the way they are. Sometimes, dollars and cents arent vital. Sometimes, life and death are more important. So for those of you who are campaigning against the tax so you can save a few bucks, well, I hope youre never one of those being wheeled into the emergency room. But if you are, I hope that people dont look back on this election and say, you know, in the old days, we could have saved him. Munroe, as it is, saved me. And for me, thats all that matters.Jim Clark is the editor of the South Marion Citizen. He can be reached at 352-854-3986 or at editor@smcitizen.com PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOSTEDITOR: JIM CLARK Citizen The opinions expressed in South Marion Citizen editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper.Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board.Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns.Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 854-3986.All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via e-mail. Names and communities will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out.We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Not all contributions are printed.Letters longer than 550 words may be regarded as columns and printed on a space-available basis, and writers will be limited to one contribution per week. The deadline is one week prior to each Fridays issue.Send letters to: The South Marion Citizen Editor, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@smcitizen.com. Were finallly coming to the light at the end of the amendment tunnel only one more week after this. Today we start with Amendment 8, which has the imposing title Religious Freedom. Sounds great, doesnt it. One of the descriptions says it deletes the current provision in the state Constitution that prohibits taxpayer funding of religious institutions would allow state to use state monies to fund religious institutions and schools. One of the things that people think this would do, at first blush, is clear the way for a voucher program which has been rejected by the courts in the past. Not so fast. The court negated the voucher program because it violated the provision for the state to maintain uniform public schools. So this amendment wouldnt do away with that at all. It would, however, remove the no aid provision, which could lead to attempts to get vouchers back in the future. As we said for another amendment last week, if you want to send a message and are so inclined, feel free to vote yes. But you may end up paying extra taxes to fight the litigation that is sure to follow if there is an attempt to reinstate vouchers. Amendment 9 is a feel-good amendment that could cost the government some money, but we doubt if it would be that much. The amendment provides a homestead exemption for the surviving spouse of military veterans or first responders who died in the line of duty from service-related injuries. It says that the deceased must have been a permanent resident of Florida as of Jan. 1 of the year in which they died. It seems to us that the cost of this amendment would be negligible for local governments. While we feel that losing one military veteran or first responder is one too many, in the total scheme of things there just arent that many as to make this a financial burden. So for the first time in all our assessments, were going to say that this amendment should be passed. Next week, two more tax exemptions and a final amendment about appointing students to the board of governors of the state university system. Well give you a little hint on the latter who cares? S UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Religious freedom and widow exemption An election message worth repeating Jim Flynn Columnist LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Experience means been there, done that Jim Clark Editor READER OPINIONS INVITED Note about lettersLetters to the editor that feature insulting remarks with words such as stupid, ignorant, dumb and racist are being automatically discarded. Also, no political letters will be published after Oct. 26. Looking at Executive OrdersIt is a shame that the only ads Obama can run are promoting class warfare, primarily because he cant run on his record. He wants to shift emphasis to fear of the unknown from the facts that would in themselves prevent his reelection. However there is a real danger that hardly anyone is talking about, one that could destroy individual freedom and our American way of life. Its time to talk about his executive orders. Our Constitution dictates separation of powers through our three branches of government and they provide the tripod needed to insure we maintain our republic form of government, by and for the people. They provide the checks and balances needed to preserve our representative way of governing. Nowhere in the Constitution does it authorize the president to issue Executive Orders, and there were none issued until the following: There were 3 issued by Teddy Roosevelt then FDR, who issued 11 in 16 years; then Clinton, who issued 15 in 8 years; then Bush, who issued 62 in 8 years. There were only 30 issued in total by all of the other previous presidents. I wonder how many of our citizens are aware that Obama has issued 923 executive orders in just 3 years. Republican Democrat or Independent, why wouldnt we question the motives of this action? Why the need to PLEASESEELETTERS, PAGE9 The nations most comprehensive sexual abuse reporting law took effect in Florida on Oct. 1, as the state embarks on a statewide kindergarten-based education program to help young children avoid the traps predators set. The law clarifies that all people have an obligation to report suspected sexual abuse of children, regardless of whether the suspected abuser is a parent, neighbor, friend or stranger. Previously, the states abuse hotline only took reports about sexual abuse by a childs caregivers. The law, HB 1355, Protection of Vulnerable Persons, also imposes a fine of up to $1 million on any public or private college or university whose administration or law enforcement agency willfully and knowingly fails to report child abuse that occurs on its campus, in any of its facilities, or at/during college or universitysponsored events and functions. The law is intended to prevent the kind of institutional cover up that allowed the sexual abuse of children to persist for so long in several of the highly publicized national cases. We all knew it was our moral obligation to report child abuse, abuse survivor and advocate Lauren Book said. Now, the Florida Legislature has made it clear that reporting abuse is also a legal obligation with serious penalties. The law takes effect as Florida launches a comprehensive, statewide sexual abuse prevention curriculum in all kindergarten classes throughout the state to educate Floridas youngest students about how to protect themselves from abuse. Called Safer, Smarter Kids, the curriculum was developed by Lauren Books Laurens Kids foundation at the direction of the 2011 Florida Legislature. The bill also: Requires the Florida Child Abuse Hotline to accept child abuse reports even if the suspected abuser is not a direct caregiver. It also makes clear that everyone must report abuse, not just professionals previously specified as mandatory reporters, such as teachers and health care professionals. With this change, Florida has the strongest and the only fully mandatory abuse reporting law in the country. 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Friday, October 19, 2012 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 26 ~ Friday, October 19, 2012 www.smcitizen.com the Citizen Maintain the health of your business Advertise in Saturday, Nov. 3 Dining in the DarkThe Florida Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired will be holding 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., Ocala. Tickets are $45 individual and $80 couple. Event includes silent auction, raffle and dinner. Special guest speaker will be Miss Conner Boss, Florida USA contestant who has been legally blind since age 8. For tickets call 352-873-4700 or email admin@flblind.org. Florida Center for the Blind provides classes and instruction at absolutely no charge to teenagers, adults and seniors who are severely visually impaired.Women of the Moose yard saleThe WOTM, (Women Of The Moose) will be having a yard sale on Saturday, Nov. 3 starting at 8 a.m. at the Moose Lodge. Anyone may rent a table /space for $10 (1st come, 1st served). Moose members are asked to donate items to sell. Also hot dogs, hamburgers on the grill will be sold as well as wonderful baked goods. To rent a table /space, donate items or for information call 352-861-2981.Ocala Palms Arts and Crafts FairJoin us at Ocala Palms (located on U.S. Highway 27, one mile west of Interstate 75) on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a delightful day of shopping from a variety of talented crafters and artists. A hot dog lunch will be available for purchase from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; plus, enjoy yummy sweet treats at our morning bake sale.Sunday, Nov. 4 German American Club picnicThe German American Club of Marion County will host a picnic on Sunday, Nov. 4, at noon, in Coehadjoe Park. German American food will be prepared by club members and served buffet style. Please bring a dish to share and your own snacks. Music will be provided by Bavarian Oskar. On the day of the picnic, ticket prices will be $7 per member or $10 per non-member. Contact Joe or Liz Dickmann at 352-732-6386 for tickets.Concert at St. JudeWe are pleased to have with us once again for our fall benefit concert, Broadway and More Maestro Bill Doherty and members of the Central Florida Lyric Opera. These fine artists have just returned from performances in Italy and prior to our concert will be touring in Osaka and Kyoto in Japan. They are also scheduled for the Lincoln Center in New York. Our Concert will be on Sunday, Nov. 4, at 5 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased at the church office. St. Jude is at 443 Marion Oaks Drive in Marion Oaks.Saturday, Nov. 10 SummerGlen to hold craft fairSummerGlen will conduct its annual holiday and craft fair on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the SummerGlen Grand Hall, 1450 S.W. 154th St. There will be assorted crafts, including handcrafted baskets, gourmet goodies, handcrafted jewelry as well as boutique items. There will be lots of door prizes and much more. Take Exit 341 (County Road 484) off the Interstate, go east toward Dunnellon to Southwest 20th Avenue Road, and follow signs to SummerGlen. Sunday, Nov. 11 Concert at CountrysideThe next Sunday Afternoon Arts at Countryside Presbyterian Churchwill take place on Sunday, Nov. 11 at 3 p.m. in the Sanctuary of Countryside at 7768 S.W. Highway 200, Ocala. Roberta Swedien, classical pianist, will play From Russia with Love, Sergei Rachmaninoff the Preludes. Roberta Swedien has performed on four continents for over four decades in solo, chamber and orchestral concerts, television and radio. Her repertoire ranges from Bach to Elliott Carter. Her training was at the Chicago Conservatory College, Sherwood Music School, Northwestern University and the University of Iowa. In addition to her classical work, she did the sound design for Michael Jacksons HIStory album for which she received a Platinum record. Roberta now resides in Gainesville, after fifteen years abroad, where she teaches piano, voice, theory and composition as well as performing in solo and ensemble programs. The public is invited and admission is free but donations will be appreciated. For further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633.Saturday, Nov. 17 Walk of RemembranceA Walk of Remembrance memorial event will take place on Saturday, Nov. 17 in the serene beauty of Sholom Park at 6840 S.W. 80th Ave. in Ocala. The walk serves as an opportunity to remember a loved one and find comfort in friendship, strength in shared experiences, and hope for healing and happiness. Walkers will enjoy a tranquil stroll through the Labyrinth, partake in the uplifting power of music, and reflect on their experiences privately or with others. Registration opens at 9 a.m. with the first walk beginning at 9:15 a.m.; subsequent walks will leave at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. The program will conclude at noon. The cost is a minimum donation of $10. The donation includes light refreshments and a small gift. Participants may choose to walk the entire morning or select a time slot. Feel free to come and go as you please and enjoy the parks amenities. Please note the parks no pets policy. Hospice of Marion County provides a full spectrum of physical, emotional, psychological, social and spiritual support for patients with advancing illness and their families. Proceeds from the event will continue to support bereaved families and individuals through the Center for Hope and Healing at Hospice of Marion County. For more information call 352-854-5218 or register online www.hospiceofmarion.com/news.html.SummerGlen Country Club garage saleThe SummerGlen community at 1450 S.W. 154th Street Road, Ocala, will host its 6th annual community garage sale with an estimated 150+ households participating on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event is one of the largest garage sales in Southwest Ocala and well worth visiting for bargains galore. You dont want to miss it. From I-75, take exit 341 to CR484 west, turn left at the SummerGlen sign with the fountain, then follow road to the gate. Gatekeeper will hand out map of locations and look for the bright green signs posted on garages.Sunday, Nov. 25 Watch and clock extravaganzaChapter 156 of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors meets every fourth Sunday at 8 a.m. at VFW Post 4781, 9401 S.W. 110th St., Ocala. The November meeting on Nov. 25 is the fall extravaganza, which consists of many of the members parting with everything from a good clock repair book to valuable antique clocks and watches. There will be tools, parts and above all, great camaraderie. All are welcome. Table use fee is $5 per table. There will be free coffee and donuts. The group is not allowed to do any appraisals. More on Page 26 Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com 352-622-3937 museumeyecare@live.com Dr. James A. Muse Board Certified Board Certified Optometric Physician Optometric Physician Our commitment to personalized eyecare... Your eyes are our masterpiece. 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Friday, October 19, 2012 ~ 27 www.smcitizen.com 6~ Friday, October 19, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Tuesday, Oct. 30 Hobby auction set at RamadaThe Ocala Coin Club will host a hobby auction on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at 6:30 p.m. at the Ramada Convention Center, Interstate 75 and U.S. Highway 27. Baseball cards, coins, currency, precious metals, stamps, tea set, knives, dolls, Hummels, Rockwell, Kinkade, plants, jewerly, dolls, badges, copper, Franklin Mint items, watches and some neat stuff will be available for you to take home. Doors open at 6 p.m. for auction review. Free admission, free parking. This auction is open to the public but you must be a member of the Ocala Coin Club in order to sell items in the auction. This is cash only auction. No buyers or sellers fee. For more information contact Rich Selvar, 352-7485225.Wednesday, Oct. 31 Sheriffs Office Halloween partyThe Southwest District Sheriffs Office will hold a Halloween party on Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the office, 9048 S.W. State Road 200. There will be the usual food fare and various activities, plus visits from special Sheriffs Office personnel. Those who wish may contribute wrapped individual candy by bringing it to the office between now and the party.Trunk or Treat at Our RedeemerOur Redeemer is inviting you to be part of our annual Trunk or Treat event on Wednesday, Oct. 31, starting at 6 p.m. Pizza, cider and cookies will be served in the Fellowship Center that night along with games. The movie Its The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown will be playing on our large screen for any children (or grownups) who wish to see it! The church is at 5200 S.W. State Road 200. Friday, Nov. 2 Two-day quilt show scheduledThe Art of Quilting Along a Country RoadQuilt Show 2012, sponsored by the Country Road Quilters, will take place on Nov. 2 and Nov. 3 at the College of Central Florida, Ewers Century Center, in Ocala from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Admission is $7 per person. There will be a judged quilt show, beautiful quilts, art quilts, Home of the Brave quilts, a silent auction, vendors, boutique, demonstrations, raffle baskets, a quilt appraiser and a vendor to sharpen scissors and knives. For information contact Fred Jones at 352-438-0055.Saturday, Nov. 3 Queen of Peace arts and crafts showQueen of Peace will hold its annual arts and crafts show on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Parish Hall. The event is sponsored by the Council of Catholic Women and will consist of mixed media. Forty plus vendors will provide a variety of products. Many are new to the show this year. This would be a great time to get some of those Christmas gifts on you list. Lunch will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission is free. Queen of Peace Church is at 6455 S.W. State Road 200.Historical Novel group to hold saleThe Florida Chapter of the Historical Novel Society will have two tables of resale items at the Beverly Hills Recreation Association flea market on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 8 a.m. to noon. The Recreation Association building is located at One Civic Circle in Beverly Hills at the end of West Lake Beverly Drive off Forest Ridge Boulevard. All proceeds go to support the mission of FCHNS, to promote historical fiction through education and networking opportunities for writers, readers, librarians, editors, agents and publishers. FCHNS holds meetings on the first Saturday of every month from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Community Room of the Central Ridge Library, 425 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Beverly Hills. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, call Marian Fox at 352-726-0162.Main library to hold book saleThe Friends of the Ocala Library will hold their quarterly book sale on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Rooms B and C at the main library on Silver Springs Boulevard. Hardcover books cost 50 cents and paperback 25 cents. For more information, call 368-4591, or go to friendsoftheocalalibrary.org for event or membership details.Fall festival at Ocala West NazareneOcala West Church of the Nazarene presents a fall festival on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 2 to 5 p.m. There will be free food, carnival-style games and good fellowship. The church is at 5884 S.W. 60th Ave. For information, call 352-861-0755. ome!Two-day Rose Show plannedBeautiful roses will abound at the Marion County Rose Societys 17th annual Rose Show and Festival to be celebrated on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 3 and 4, at the Marion County Agricultural Center, 2232 N.E. Jacksonville Road (CR200A), Ocala. This fun-filled event features free admission and is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy prize-winning roses and even display your own blooms! This event will be the first of its kind in the South. Winners of the most beautiful blooms and bouquets, and the most creative and most fragrant rose displays will be decided entirely by the general public. All attendees are invited to enter roses from their private gardens for a chance to win part of $400 in cash prizes. Numerous door prizes will be drawn, and hundreds of roses and other rose-related items will be available for purchase. All attendees who join the Marion County Rose Society at this event will receive a free welcome package and rose bush. Consulting Rosarians will be available both days to answer rose growing questions. Featured guest speaker, Carolyn Parker, well-known California writer, photographer, and garden designer, will be making presentations both days. There will be a question and answer session as well as a book signing opportunity after her Saturday presentation. By advance reservation, there will be a luncheon to meet the author before her presentation on Sunday. Delicious food will be offered on site by Talarigos Paradise Grill on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Everyone is invited to join in two days of family fun and fragrance. For complete details, visit www.marioncountyroses.org, or call President Chris McMillan at 352341-0564. Best of the Best four years in a row HOURS: Mon. 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Friday, October 19, 2012 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 28~ Friday, October 19, 2012 www.smcitizen.com ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Youre eager to Ram headfirst into that new project. But before you do, find out why some of your colleagues might not appear to be as gung-ho about it as you are. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) All that dedicated hard work youve been putting in pays off better than you expected. So go ahead, reward yourself with something befitting a beauty-loving Bovine. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Its a good time to take on that new challenge. And if your self-confidence is sagging, instead of telling yourself why you cant do it, list all the reasons why you can. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) This is one time when you might want to put some distance between you and the job at hand. It will give you a better perspective on what youve done and still need to do. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Resist that occasional lapse into Leonine laziness that sometimes overtakes the Big Cat. Dont cut corners. Do the job right at this time, or you might have to redo it later. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) You know how you like to do things. And thats fine. But watch that you dont impose your methods on others. A current financial crunch soon eases. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Someone might try to take advantage of your generosity. But before your sensitivity toward others overwhelms your good sense, check his or her story out carefully. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Your strong Scorpian sense of fairness lets you see all sides of a dispute. Continue to remain impartial as.you help each person work through his or her particular grievance. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Trust your keen Sagittarian insight to help you see through an offer that might not be all it claims. A closer look could reveal disturbing elements. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) With the Goat exhibiting a more dominant aspect these days, you could find it easier to make your case in front of even the most skeptical audience. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Take things nice and easy as you continue to build up your energy reserves for a big change thats coming with the full Hunters Moon on Oct. 29. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Recent news from someone you trust could help you make an important decision. Also, be prepared to confront an upcoming change in a personal situation. BORN THIS WEEK: You can be firm in your own views, but also flexible enough to welcome the views of others. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. Monday, Oct. 22 4 0 and 8 to m eetThe regular monthly meeting of the 40 and 8 will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 22, on the second floor of the Bank of the Ozarks on State Road 200, at the entrance to On Top Of The World. All honorably discharged veterans are welcome. Come and enjoy camaraderie and refreshments with fellow veterans. For more information phone Ben at 352854-0272 or Zack at 352-873-4841. Thursday, Oct. 25 State of Our Schools m eetingMarions United for Public Education will feature Theresa Boston-Ellis, the Executive Director of Business Services for Marion County Schools. She will discuss the districts budget and how it affects our schools and community. The meeting will be at the Freedom Library, 5870 S.W. 95th St. on Thursday, Oct. 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. The meeting is open to all concerned citizens.Air Force Association to m eetThe Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association will hold its October meeting on Thursday, the 25th at 7 p.m. This change is for the October meeting only. The location is the Ocala Regional Airport Administration Building 750 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. For information call Mike Emig at 352-854-8328.Friday, Oct. 26 Haw thorne Village f all fes tivalThe annual fall festival at Hawthorne Village will be held Friday, Oct. 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the facility, 4100 S.W. 33rd Ave., Ocala, at the corner of Southwest 42nd Street, the newly widened road leading to the new bridge on the east side of the Interstate. Candy donations will be greatly appreciated. The festival will feature face painting, haunted hallway, karaoke, pictures in the pumpkin patch, pumpkin contest, candy piatas, huge indoor rummage sale and safe trick or treat for children in costume. Hawthorne can be reached at 352-237-7776 or you can visit www.hawthornevillageofocala.com.High T w elve Club to m eetThe Greater Ocala High Twelve Club 665 will hold its monthly meeting on Friday, Oct. 26 at 11 a.m. at the Elks Club, 702 N.E. 25th Ave., Ocala. Celebrate the fall season and the harvest moon with Sue Koppler and Mary Mahoney with Bob Cubbage on piano. Sue and Mary will sing songs from popular plays and movies, and songs of the fall season. As usual, we will have one of the great buffet lunches the Elks Club is noted for. Bring a friend. The cost is only $12 a person. All Master Masons and guests are invited to attend. Reservations are required. Call Bob Brady at 352-8549612 for reservations or further information.Elvis returns to Wes t Marion MooseKenn E Grube brings his Elvis Impersonation Show to the Moose Lodge on 26th along with the duck tails, Elvis outfits, great voice and music. Blue Suede Shoes are in style for this great show starting at 6 p.m. Dinner is included starting a 5 p.m. The last show was sold out. Advance tickets available at the Moose Lodge 352-854-2200.Saturday, Oct. 27 Two -day Ocala Arts Fe s tivalArt lovers and collectors will fill the McPherson Governmental Complex on 25th Avenue during the 46th annual Ocala Arts Festival on Oct. 27 and 28. Show hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. The Festival, produced by FAFO (Fine Arts For Ocala) hosts a juried fine arts show with artists and craftsmen from all over the United States. Enjoy a beautiful fall weekend of art and free entertainment for the entire family. The festival also includes free admission, free parking, free childrens art projects, and live entertainment. For more information visit our website www.fafo.org.Af rican Violet Club to m eetThe African Violet Club of Ocala will meet on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 10:30 a.m. at the Marion County Sheriffs Office (Brian Litz Sheriffs Substation), 9048 S.W. Highway 200, Ocala. The program topic for October is Cultivating and Caring for African Violet Trailers. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, go to the web site at http://www.africanvioletclubofocala.org/ or contact club president, Laura Perdomo at thepeacockcottage@gmail.com.Sunday, Oct. 28 Harves t FestSmore About Jesus; fun for the whole family, fourth annual Harvest Fest: Games, Bible stories, hot dogs and chips, candy, costume judging and Child Identification Protection from the Marion County Sheriffs Office, all at this free event, from 5 to 7 p.m. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala. Call 352-861-6182 or www.ccomc.org.Fe s tival at Ref lections ChurchLooking for something out of the ordinary to do with the family this fall? If the answer is yes, Reflections Church has a great idea for you. On Sunday, Oct. 28, from 5 to 7 p.m., there will be fun events happening at the Citrus Springs Middle School. There will be games, inflatables, crafts, concessions and our first ever candy train. Why go trunk to trunk to get treats when you can climb aboard the Candy Train and arrive where the treats are waiting for you? As usual, costumes are always welcome, but not necessary.Tuesday, Oct. 30 Breas t cancer s urvivors to m eetThe Breast Cancer SOS (Sisterhood of Survivors) Support Group meets the last Tuesday of each month at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St., Room 104 at 1 p.m. The meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 30, will be another visit from Dr. Jamie Daniel to talk for Breast Cancer Month. Dr. Daniel always has so much information to offer. Her book she is writing will not be ready for the meeting but perhaps at the meeting she can say when it will be available. If you have any questions, contact Gail Tirpak at 352291-6904. 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Friday, October 19, 2012 ~ 29 www.smcitizen.com 4~ Friday, October 19, 2012 www.smcitizen.com the amendment would remove that prohibition. An important subplot within Amendment 8 concerns its impact on future school voucher programs. Past programs that included religiously affiliated schools have been deemed unconstitutional partly due to the no aid provision. Passage of Amendment 8 would remove that obstacle to restarting voucher programs. Supporters say the proposed amendment eliminates a stain on the states Constitution that discriminates against religious institutions. They also argue that it offers support to groups with religious affiliations that provide valuable community services, like prison ministries or church-run after-school programs. This primarily will help our state to help the most vulnerable in our state by working with those organizations that are not providing religious services but providing human services, state Sen. Thad Altman, R-Viera, told the Associated Press after the ballot proposal passed the Legislature. Opponents say Amendment 8 will divert money from public schools and other public funding recipients and lead the state down a slippery slope by blurring the separation of church and state. They argue the amendment tramples on constitutional protections against the government promoting religion, and is a veiled attempt to reinstitute school voucher programs. Opponents point out that many religious programs, such as Catholic Charities, receive public funding under the current law provided they do not promote their religion. Amendment 8 passed the Legislature largely along party lines, with Republicans in support and Democrats in opposition. As with all amendments, passage requires the approval of 60 percent or more of the voters. If passed, it takes effect on Jan. 8, 2013.HistoryThe First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof The first part of the amendment is known as the Establishment Clause; the second part the Free Exercise Clause. Interpretations vary over the meaning and scope of the First Amendment. Thomas Jefferson wrote in 1802 that he believed it built a wall of separation between church and state that is necessary to prevent the government from suppressing, or advocating, one religion over another. Others interpret it to mean only that the government is prohibited from establishing an official religion. In 1875, the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, John Blaine (RMaine), proposed an amendment to the U.S. Constitution prohibiting the funding of religious education. Although the amendment failed, it inspired several dozen state legislatures to pass constitutional amendments prohibiting their states from funding religious organizations. Those state amendments became known collectively as Blaine Amendments. Not all are alike. Some prohibit the funding of religious schools only, while others prohibit the funding of all religious institutions. In 1885, Florida lawmakers passed Article 1 Section 3 of the Florida Constitution, a Blaine Amendment that includes the no aid provision and is among the most restrictive in the nation. Altered only slightly over the years, it reads: There shall be no law respecting the establishment of religion or prohibiting or penalizing the free exercise thereof. Religious freedom shall not justify practices inconsistent with public morals, peace or safety. No revenue of the state or any political subdivision or agency thereof shall ever be taken from the public treasury directly or indirectly in aid of any church, sect, or religious denomination or in aid of any sectarian institution. The motivation for passing Blaine Amendments is considered by some scholars to be the influx of Catholic immigrants to the United States in the late 1800s. Public schools at this time led students in reciting the Protestant but not Catholic prayers and reading from the Protestant but not the Catholic version of the bible, George Washing University law professor Ira Lupu said in a 2008 interview with the nonprofit Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life. That led Catholics to begin their own schools, Lupus said, arousing fears among Protestants that the state would fund those schools. The Blaine Amendments arose from this concern about the Catholicization of American education, he said. Thats where the Religious Freedom title for Amendment 8 is derived. It is also the basis for including language in the joint legislative resolution proposing the amendment that talks about restoring religious liberty and freedom and eradicating the remnants of anti-religious bigotry from the State Constitution. The resolution goes on to say, Floridas Blaine Amendment language was borne in an atmosphere of, and exists as a result of, anti-Catholic bigotry and animus. State Sen. Don Gaetz, R-Niceville, said passage of the amendment will remedy a centuries-old wrong. This is the last vestige of the know-nothing, anti-Catholic movement of the 1800s, he said in an Associated Press article published after the amendments passage. However, this belief is challenged in a 2011 report by the American Civil Liberties Union that says the effort to repeal the no aid provision is based on historical myth. Citing legal cases and historical records, the report finds no evidence of anti-Catholic bias when Florida lawmakers approved the Blaine Amendment in 1885, 10 years after the failed federal effort. Scholars on all sides of the political spectrum agree that nothing in the legislative record demonstrates an antiCatholic slant by any of the framers who have revised the Florida Constitution since the Civil War, the ACLU says. And the Florida First District Court of Appeal has explicitly considered and rejected the argument that Floridas no-funding clause was rooted in religious intolerance, holding that nothing in the history or text of the Florida no-aid provision suggests animus towards religion. As further evidence, the report says no Catholic Church official spoke in opposition to the no aid language during the debate in 1885, and that the state Constitution has been re-ratified three times between 1968 and 1997 without objection to the no aid rule. It suggests the motivation for passing Amendment 8 is rooted in a school voucher program rejected by the Florida Supreme Court in 2006. Aware that, across the country, voters have consistently rejected plans to use taxpayer funds to subsidize private religious education, supporters of the repeal have instead raised a red herring, claiming that Floridas no aid provision arose out of anti-Catholic bigotry and continues to promote such prejudice today, the report says. This contention is, simply put, false. Rather than infringing upon religious freedom, the ACLU report says, the no aid provision has actually protected the religious-freedom rights of all Floridians by barring taxpayer-funded aid to religious institutions. Thats why the framers adopted it and why it has been ratified three times since, the ACLU says.Current LawThe states provision that no aid be given directly or indirectly to religious institutions makes its Blaine Amendment more restrictive than Blaine Amendments in other states. According to Professor Lupu, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld an Ohio voucher program that gave state funding to low-income parents, allowing them to send their children to any private school participating in the program. Even though the vast majority of the participating private schools were religious, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the Establishment Clause permitted the program because parents could choose feely among participating religious schools, participating private secular schools and public schools. But a lower court in Florida decided that a very similar program in that state violated the Florida Blaine Amendment. The Florida court explained that although the program was allowed under the Establishment Clause, it violated the states Blaine Amendment, which forbids Florida from directly or indirectly funding schools.VouchersWisconsin passed the nations first school voucher program in 1990 and in 2002 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that school voucher programs are not prohibited by the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. Since then, more than a dozen states have passed voucher laws. In many cases the parents are eligible for a voucher that is equivalent to the yearly cost of educating a child in the public school system in the district where the student lives. Proponents say vouchers give students a way out of failing schools and improve the overall performance of public schools by putting them in competition with private schools. Opponents say they drain revenue from public schools in need of every tax dollar. Gov. Jeb Bush campaigned for governor in 1998 on education reform and after his election the Legislature passed the Opportunity Scholarship Program. Among other things, the program offered vouchers to the parents of students in failing public schools (those schools graded F by the state two times over a four-year period). The money was put in a voucher fund and given to parents who chose to pull their children from a failing school. Parents could enroll their student in any private school, whether church-run or not, and use the state voucher money to help with tuition. Legal challenges resulted in two significant rulings: a 2004 appellate court ruling that found the voucher program violated the state constitutions no aid provision by supporting religious schools; and a 2006 Florida Supreme Court ruling that found the program violated an education clause in the state constitution that requires the state keep a uniform system of public schools. As it now stands, the Florida Supreme Court prohibits the Bush school voucher program because it violates the constitutional requirement that the state maintain a uniform system of public schools, not because of the no aid provision. Therefore, passage of Amendment 8, while removing the no aid provision from the constitution, would not have the immediate effect of opening the door to re-instituting the school voucher program. It would, however, eliminate the no aid barrier if future attempts are made to pass a school voucher program.Amendment 8The no aid language in the Blaine Amendment that currently reads: No revenue of the state or any political subdivision or agency thereof shall ever be taken from the public treasury directly or indirectly in aid of any church, sect, or religious denomination or in aid of any sectarian institution. Amendment 8 proposes to change that language to read: Except to the extent required by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, neither the government nor any agent of the government may deny to any individual or entity the benefits of any program, funding, or other support on the basis of religious identity or belief. That change eliminates the no aid language considered by supporters of Amendment 8 to be a constitutional impediment to religious entities receiving state funding. AMENDMENT 8CONTINUED FROM PAGE 21 Upcoming VFW eventsAll dinners are open to the public: Saturday Breakfast is canceled for this week, Oct. 20, only due to the flea market. The Mens Auxiliary serves shrimp and wing 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 to 6 p.m. Donation is $6. An Oktoberfest dinner sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 22 from 4:30 to 6:30. The menu includes: roast pork, sauerkraut, sausage with peppers and onions, sweet and sour cabbage, German potato salad, and German chocolate cake for dessert. Donation is $8. Tickets can be purchased in the Canteen daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. A Thanksgiving Dinner will be sponsored by the Mens Auxiliary on Friday, Nov. 16, from 4 to 6 p.m. The menu includes: roasted turkey, homemade stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, and pumpkin pie. Donation is $8. Advanced ticket sales. Bingo is open to the public each Monday and Thursday with early bird specials starting at 11:30. 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. Food is available. Join us for Karaoke on Friday, Oct. 19, from 6 to 10 p.m. with R-Entertainment and on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 6 to 10 p.m. with James Wynn. Canteen Lunches are served Monday through Friday from opening to 3 p.m. The VFW is at Southwest State Road 200 and Southwest 110th Street (352-8734781). Community calendar Friday, Oct. 19 Tw o-day VFW f lea mark etThe VFW annual flea market is Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19 and 20, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. All rental spaces have been sold out. Taking donations both small and large, to benefit our veterans and their families. Small donations may be dropped off at the Post. Call John S. 352-861-8484 or John W. at 352-207-1931 for larger donations or furniture pick-up.Tw o-day sale at B ahia OaksBahia Oaks Mobile Homeowners Association is having their annual park wide yard sale on Oct. 19 and 20. All are invited to set up in your own yard. We expect a lot of traffic. Happy selling!Saturday, Oct. 20 Annual indoor yard sale at J oyJoy Lutheran Church, at Southwest State Road 200 at 83rd Place, Ocala, will have its annual indoor yard sale and bake sale on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Swenson Hall. The public is invited to donate such items as furniture, tools, and gardening. Kitchen and house wares, linens, books, and craft supplies are also welcome for donation. Please no clothes, shoes or electronics. Yard sale items may be brought to Swenson Hall on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday, Oct. 17-19, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Baked goods should be brought on Friday. Please have all baked goods wrapped for sale and labeled, particularly if they contain nuts. As usual there will be the vintage table for the special treasures as well as a craft and quilt section. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. For more information call Edie Heinzen (352-854-6816) in regards to the bake sale and Patty Corey (352-854-0660) regarding the yard sale.Kiw anis plans sidew alk saleThe annual Kiwanis sidewalk sale will be Saturday, Oct. 20 at Ozark Bank in Friendship shopping center. Any excess merchandise you care to donate for their community projects will be appreciated. Unsold items sold will be donated to Salvation Army. Funds from the sale are used for our many projects among which are: Books for pre-kindergartners. Sheriffs Halloween party donation and participation. Camp Kiwanis. Shands pediatric unit. Besides donations we participate in Meals on Wheels, Terrific kids, the Builders club at Liberty Middle school, the Key club at West Port high school. For the college crowd, Kiwanis supports Circle K which is an international service club. Many community leaders develop from these clubs. Our latest project is called Eliminate which is a program to support U.N effort to prevent tetanus in newborns of third world countries. Our Meals on Wheels program is assisted by non-members .If you would like to participate and greet people with a hot meal and a warm smile call Ken or Pat at 352237-6421. The club meets every Wednesday at 8 a.m. at P .A.B. Guests are always welcome. Please join us for a cup of java and an interesting speaker. For info call Stan at 352-873-3433 or Phil at 352-3048184.C herryw ood community garage saleCherrywood Estates will be holding its fall community garage sale on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 8 a.m. to noon. Preser v e plans yard saleSpruce Creek Preserve will hold a community yard sale on State Road 200, three miles southwest of County Road 484 (gatehouse entrance), on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 9 a.m. to noon. Everyone is welcome.S candinav ian C lub of Marion C ountyThe Scandinavian Club of Marion County invites people of Danish, Finish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish decent to join us at our next meeting on Oct. 20. We will meet at 11:30 a.m. at the Ocala Hilton, 3600 S.W. 36th Ave. in Ocala. The menu will be Swedish Meatballs with mashed potatoes, vegetables, salad, coffee and dessert. The Golden Troupers of the Ocala Civic Theatre will provide the entertainment. The cost is $16 per person. Reservations and payment must be made in advance. Payment must be received by Wednesday the 17th of October. Checks to be made out to Jim Neate and mailed to Jim Neate, 643-A Midway Drive Ocala, FL 34472. For further details call Jim Neate 352687-1580, or Don Clauson 352-861-1235.T ire amnesty collection in cityThe city of Ocala will be providing a tire amnesty collection day on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at two locations for city of Ocala residents only. One location is the former drop off recycling site at Northeast 8th Avenue and Northeast 14th Street. The second location will be at the former drop off recycling site located in the 1500 block of West State Road 40 at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Complex.Sunday, Oct. 21 R ose S ociety to meetMarion County Rose Society meets at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, at the Marion County Ag Center Auditorium, 2232 N.E. Jacksonville Road (CR 200A), Ocala. Meetings are open to all who want to have fun learning about and sharing their love of roses. Visit www.marioncountyroses.org or call 352-341-0564. C hili cook -o ff scheduledThe first Red Hot Rescue Chili Cook-off to benefit Owls (Ocala Wildlife Sanctuary) will be Sunday, Oct. 21, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ocala Muni Golf Club, 3130 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. Come out and enjoy some chili, fun and support your favorite teams. There will be entertainment, baked goods, food court, 50/50 raffle and crafters. Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for children ages 5 to 12. Under 5 is free. For more information, call 352-291-1962.Ja zz S ociety offers af ternoon of music The 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 Oct. 21. The group plays more than jazz including favorite songs from past years. Dancing is encouraged. Admission is $2 and benefits Hospice in memory of Bea Wilson, founder of the Jazz Society. For more info call Diana, 352-237-0234.Monday, Oct. 22 A D ay of R emembrance The Jewish Womens Club of Ocala presents A Day of Remembrance, featuring Joanne Caras, who is the star of a weekly cooking show on Monday nights called Miracles and Meals with Joanne Caras. The show appears on Monday evenings at 9 on JLTV all over the United States and in 116 other countries. For the past several years Joanne has worked tirelessly to create and promote the Holocaust Survivor Cookbook. After collecting 129 stories and over 250 recipes from Holocaust Survivors from all over the world, she has appeared on Fox TV, CBS, NBC, ABC, Israeli National TV, and national radio in the US, Canada, and Israel. Joanne has given over 250 speeches all across the world, including Canada, Mexico, England, Israel, Denmark, and Italy. Her second book Miracles and Meals, contains 115 new stories and over 250 more recipes. Joanne and her husband Harvey have been married for 30 years. They live in Florida. The couple donates all of the profits from every cookbook sold to Jewish charities. Their largest donations have gone to the Carmei Hair Soup Kitchen in Jerusalem, which feeds over 500 poor and hungry Israelis every day. This event will take place Monday, Oct. 22, 1 p.m. at The Chabad Jewish Center, 3509 S.W. 34th Ave. Circle, Ocala, off State Road 200. Admission $12 per person RSVP appreciated at Jewishwomensclub@gmail.com. Or Call Sonia Peterson 352-307-3662 or Chanie Hecht 352-291-2218. A sampling of recipes from the cookbook will be served. Cookbooks will be available for purchase. All women are welcome! 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. 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back pain, or even a mild headache. The Marion County Health Department, Florida Pain Clinic, Marion Pain Management Center and the Surgery Center of Ocala have collaborated to contact all patients who may have been injected with the infected medications. A total of 424 patients of the three clinics may have received injections of contaminated medication. The clinics sent letters to their patients and made telephone calls to confirm that they were informed of the outbreak. Health Department staff members visited the homes of the patients who did not respond to the letters and phone calls to ensure that they were informed. Of the 424 contacts, only one person has still not been reached, and the Health Department will continue to try to contact the patient. The fungal meningitis that is caused by the contaminated medicine is not contagious and cannot be transmitted from person to person. 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ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MAXIMUM 10 WORDS RUNSFOR 2 WEEKSFREE TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403 Nancy Reichenbacher, Norma Rombach, Norma Erickson; Flight D: Sharon Scrivens, Ginny Simons, Mary Hart. Closest to the pin was Janet Sutphen and Joan Klier and Nancy Reichenbacher had chip ins. The winners of the Oct. 11 low net tournament are listed in order of finish in each flight. Flight A: Marge Rymarcsuk, Joan Klier, Sue Marentette; Flight B: Olive Adler, Sue Elie, Donna Huffman; Flight C: LaVerne Browand, Kate Lott, Janet Sutphen; Flight D: Sharon Scrivens, Ginny Simons, Ruby Shepard. Closest to the pin was Bebe Hahne and there were no chip ins.Royal Oaks Mens GolfFriday, Oct. 12, saw the members back on the course for the first time in a week. The course was closed for seeding with rye grass in preparation for the winter season, and extra days were needed to let the seed germinate. As a result the greens have not been mowed, making for slow putts that created some problems. However, the day was perfect for golf with the morning temperature in the middle 50s and sunny. So all was not lost. The game was the usual three best net. The winner with a score of 195 was the team of Ron Tennant, Al Prachel, Bill Staiger, and Joe Paller. Second with a score of 203 was the team of Sam Sample, Tom Ducz, Ray Hagerman, and Steve Casner. Third with a 205 was the team of Charlie Elder, Bill Ellin, Bill Start, and Larry Soine. Dont forget to sign up for the Oktoberfest Tournament to be held on the 25th of October. By then the greens will be fast and smooth. This weeks puzzle answers OAK RUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Speaking against the lease, she cited the following items: loss of assets for two generations (40-yearlease); lose control of decision making; lose transparency; lose control of services; and lose volunteerism. She said the lease means the hospital would go from a community motive to a profit motive. Will quality be the No. 1 objective? Will there be service cuts? Will there be people cuts? She also mentioned the placement of the ballot, which could cause the issue to be overlooked by many. Its under the 11 amendments on the printed ballot. Those 11 amendments were covered at the same meeting by former County Commissioner Judy Johnson. The amendments are being reviewed each week by the South Marion Citizen. The election will be Nov. 6. All county registered voters are eligible to cast a ballot. HOSPITALCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 DEATHCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Fourth of a series of candidate appearances at a forum held at the library. Part of this story was inadvertently omitted last week.BY JIM CLARK EditorSchool superintendent candidates took to the floor at a recent forum at the downtown library. Dr. Diana Greene, the Democratic candidate, spoke first. She emphasized her history in education in Marion County, from elementary school teacher to deputy superintendent. She noted that the district needs to reorganize to deal with the shrinking budget. She noted that the schools were receiving less money but were still expected to provide a quality education. She was asked about the fact that Marion County is the largest district in the state that still elects a superintendent and how she would create a good relationship with the School Board. It is a challenge, she said. There are six different people with six different agendas. She said she would meet monthly with each individual board member. Asked about teacher morale, she noted, Everything is not always about money. Teachers need to know theyre appreciated. George Tomyn is the Republican candidate, having won a three-way race in the primary. He also emphasized his local commitments since he was born and raised here. He also started as a teacher and worked his way up to executive director, where he supervises the principals. Answering a question, he said it was important to keep schools safe. If its not safe, you cant teach and you cant learn. He emphasized the need for resource officers and encouraged strong participate in the DARE program. He also backed a code of conduct to remove disruptive and unsafe students. Speaking of teachers, he said, Marion County is fantastic. We need to cultivate our own, and we need to take care of them. He was asked if schools could be run like a business. He replied, You have to run it like a school business. The focus is the students the product is not a widget. We should be doing everything to manage the best we can. School candidates visit forum Hospice volunteers needed\Volunteers Needed. One or two hours can be a blessing to our patients and families receiving hospice care. Sitting with patients, while caregivers run errands, or go to Dr. appts. can be so rewarding and fulfilling. If you are interested in becoming an Odyssey Hospice, Bedside Blessing Volunteer, please contact, Laura Roweton @ 352-622-9331 or lroweton@odsyhealth.com Once again the most popular stars are bringing their special brand of music to Silver Springs as the park announces its early bookings for the 2013 Concert Series. While the park is just beginning to book for the 2013 concert season, the acts already on the bill include Classic Rocker Joan Jett, and country music favorites Easton Corbin, Josh Turner, and Jamey Johnson. The 2013 concert lineup is very exciting because Silver Springs continues to present acts that have never performed at the park before. Also, this year, there will be at least three night time shows, which is new to the series. Along with the exciting news about the 2013 Concert Series, there are other events still scheduled in 2012 that bring value and excitement for our guests. They include: The 5th Annual Fright Nights, (Fridays-Saturdays, now through Oct. 27) featuring the Ocala Jaycees 40th Annual Haunted House and the 7th annual All General Motors Auto Show on Oct. 6. Also scheduled will be the 15th Annual Corvette Show revving things up on Nov. 10 and the spectacular 20th annual Festival of Lights in December. The Bring A Friend Free Ticket is back. Guests purchasing the All Access Silver Pass for only $49.99 receives a Bring a Friend Free Ticket, along with free parking, plus free admission to all Silver Springs concerts, Festival of Lights and all Special Events. It even includes a season pass to our water park, Wild Waters! Concerts are included in Silver Springs daily price of admission of $33.99 for adults; $25.99 for children (ages 3-10). Children two and under are free. Silver Springs is east of Ocala on State Road 40. 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Friday, October 19, 2012 ~ 31 www.smcitizen.com 2~ Friday, October 19, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Marions Most Wanted Belinda Joyce Bentley, 30, capias, obtaining property by means of worthless check. Lamar Navoris Edwards, 22, felony warrant dealing in stolen property and falsification of ownership to pawn broker. Zikee DeJuan Fowler, 20, felony bench warrant failure to appear for drug court, possession of cocaine and possession of cannabis more than 20 grams. Ramona Mooney, 32, felony violation of probation warrant driving while license suspended revoked habitual offender. Christian Michael Thompson, 18, violation of probation warrant driving under the influence with blood alcohol level over 15, retail petit theft, possession of alcohol by person under 21, resist or obstruct officer without violence. Alan B. Wilson, 48, felony order to revoke bond. Saturday, Oct. 6 saw the morning fog go away for the 12th annual Fun Fly-In at the OTOW Radio Controlled flying field. Spectators were admitted free and children were encouraged to watch the radiocontrolled planes and helicopters fly around the skies at the field. Pilot choice awards were awarded to pilots 6, 7, and 23. Food was available as were portable restrooms for those in attendance. For safety, Marion County Fire Rescue had an ambulance and fire truck with emergency personnel from Station 21 on hand. A 50/50 drawing was held also. Dick Ross, contest director and Bob Perry, event director welcomed approximately two-dozen pilots and their planes. The planes were transported to the field by golf cart, cars, and vans. Some carts were modified to carry the planes so they would not fall off. Some planes needed to be assembled at the flying field as they were too big to be brought to the field in one piece. Pits with work tables were available under tarps so the RC planes could be worked on out of the hot sun and bad weather. Radio-controlled planes fly at OTOW field One of several planes that were flying at the field. Photos and copy by Mike Roppel This Biplane was quite a sight for the spectators. Most planes had just one wing. This RC helicopter was spectacular in its manuevering around the skies. These RC planes were in the pits on work tables ready to fly. On the right is seen a controller for the planes. 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. 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OF NOTE Relay for Life plans kickoff eventThe Kickoff Extravaganza for the 2013 West Marion Relay for life is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 1, at the Courtyard By Marriott (behind the Burger King on State Road 200 and the Interstate). The party begins at 6 p.m. The Kickoff Extravaganza is the party the starts the 2013 Relay season. The actual Relay will take place April 19-20 in front of West Marion Hospital. The Kickoff is the time to sign up as a team learn about being a team and being educated about the services offered by the American Cancer Society. There are no costs associated with the Kickoff. Why is Relay important? That is a good question. Cancer is the #1 killer of Americans 33% of all women will get cancer sometime in their life; 50% of all men will be diagnosed with cancer. Part of the money raised at Relay goes to cancer research. Since the initial Relay in 1985 the American Cancer Society has funded 48 Nobel Peace Winning Researchers! The researchers have made discoveries that have assisted in prevention and the reduction in deaths. For more information on the Kickoff Extravaganza or information on how you can get involved; call John Klopfer at 352207-0755 INSIDE INDEX Amendments....................21 Bookmark...........................22 Cherrywood......................16 Judis Journal.....................12 Lend a hand.......................22 Oak Run...............................20 OTOW...................................15 Out to Pastor.....................11 Pun Alley.............................14 Puzzles.................................28 The OTOW field was the site for the recent radio-controlled flyin.CONTROLLED BY RADIO Page 2CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & BusinessesFRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2012 VOLUME 18 NUMBER 21 www.smcitizen.com32~ Friday, October 19, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for nearly 62 million Americans will increase 1.7 percent in 2013, the Social Security Administration announced this week. The 1.7 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits that more than 56 million Social Security beneficiaries receive in January 2013. Increased payments to more than 8 million SSI beneficiaries will begin on Dec. 31, 2012. Some other changes that take effect in January of each year are based on the increase in average wages. Based on that increase, the maximum amount of earnings subject to the Social Security tax (taxable maximum) will increase to $113,700 from $110,100. Of the estimated 163 million workers who will pay Social Security taxes in 2013, nearly 10 million will pay higher taxes as a result of the increase in the taxable maximum. Information about Medicare changes for 2013, when announced, will be available at www.Medicare.gov. For some beneficiaries, their Social Security increase may be partially or completely offset by increases in Medicare premiums. The Social Security Act provides for how the COLA is calculated. To read more, please visit www.socialsecurity.gov/cola. Social Security announces increase, but... Wreck on 200An accident at the Pine Run entrance on State Road 200 lateTuesday morning turned the westbound side of the six-lane highway into a two-mile long parking lot, as seen below. Above, a firefighter stands with one vehicle which ended up on the sidewalk in front of the west end of Kingsland Plaza, while in the background, right, also in the left photo, others worked on victims in the second vehicle. The Florida Highway Patrol did not provide any other details.PHOTOS BY JIM CLARK BY JIM CLARK EditorLynette Vermillion, president of the Friends of Munroe, spoke recently at a State Road 200 Coalition meeting about the upcoming vote for a tax increase for the public hospital. She emphasized certain items that she considers positive for the operation of Munroe, including quality commitment, local control and decision making, open meetings and public records, maintaining needed services and access to health care for all. She told the audience of the history of Munroe which goes back to the horse and buggy days and, in fact, was triggered by a horse and buggy accident. She said that the hospital is financially strong, but needs a stronger economy and the settling of the health reform issue. The bond issue is one of only two choices, she said, with the other a lease to a private for-profit hospital firm. She said that for 75 percent of homeowners that would be about $62 per year. She noted that Munroe is one of the largest employers in Marion County. Coalition hears about hospital tax Lynette Vermillion of the Friends of Munroe speaks to the State Road 200 Coalition.PHOTO BY JIM CLARK Columns and letters about this issue can be found in the opinion section, starting on Page 8. PLEASESEEHOSPITAL, PAGE3 A 78-year-old man is the latest Marion County death in the outbreak of fungal infections that has affected at least 15 states. The man received his injection at Ocalas Marion Pain Management Center, and his death brings the number of Marion County fatalities to three. The total number of cases in Marion County remains at 10, including the three deaths. A 74year-old woman was the latest Marion County resident to be linked to the outbreak. The woman received her injection at Ocalas Florida Pain Clinic. We are saddened to learn of this latest death, and we are sorry for the loss to the family and friends of the victim, said Dr. Nathan Grossman, director of the Marion County Health Department. 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