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Place of Publication: Ocala, Florida
Publication Date: 11-23-2012
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BRIEFS Toys for Tots startsThe annual Toys for Tots drive has started. Beginning Monday, new, unwrapped toys may be dropped off at the South Marion Citizen office, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, during regular busines hours. INDEX Bookmark...........................26 Cherrywood......................20 Classified.............................27 Lend a hand.......................26 Marion Landing................12 Oak Run...............................18 OTOW...................................19 Out to Pastor.....................11 Pun Alley.............................26 Puzzles.................................22CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & Businesses FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2012 VOLUME 18 NUMBER 26 www.smcitizen.com 28 ~ Friday, November 23, 2012 www.smcitizen.com PHOTO BY JIM CLARKRinging the bell Linda Jacobs of Joy Lutheran Church, a resident of On Top of the World, was the bell-ringer for the Salvation Army Monday afternoon at Winn Dixie. She received a donation from Don Herold of Pine Run. Bellringers are still needed. See Lend a Hand column on Page 26. PHOTO BY DIANE BRESSMarion Landing Crafters Marion Landing Charity Crafters, from left, Noella Salas, Olga Mehinovich, Ann Ferran, Laura Jesse, Pat Wurst, and Evelyn Olsen (not shown) with this years donation to The Salvation Army. They also donated to Ocala Oaks. Column starts on Page 12. The Florida Department of Health (DOH) Monday confirmed one additional case of fungal meningitis associated with contaminated lots of methylprednisolone acetate from the New England Compounding Center (NECC). A 56-year-old man who received treatment at the Florida Pain Clinic in Marion County is the states newest case, bringing the total to 24 cases, including three deaths. We continue to work closely with health care practitioners to ensure timely detection, proper follow-up and support to each patient who may have received contaminated steroid injections. said State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health Dr. John Armstrong. We remain vigilant in our efforts to keep Floridians safe, and urge any individual who received contaminated steroid injections to seek medical attention for any related symptoms. As of Nov. 19, the number of nationwide cases of fungal meningitis related to contaminated steroid injections is 480 with 33 deaths across 19 states. Fungal meningitis is not contagious and cannot be passed from person to person. The signs and symptoms of meningitis related to epidural injections with NECC medications include fever, headache, stiff neck, nausea and vomiting, sensitivity to light, numbness or weakness on one side of the body or other, and altered mental status. DOH and the Department of Professional and Business Regulation will continue to update the websites at http://newsroom.doh.state.fl.us/ or http://www.myfloridalicense.com/ dbpr/. DOH has set up a toll-free hotline at 1-866-523-7339 for those who may have additional questions. The Department works to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida. Another meningitis case found Decorations are popping up in street corners and storefronts, warm family gatherings are just around the corner and many residents in Marion County have started their wish lists for the season. Yes, the holidays are back, and if your plans include a little wishing and a little gifting, make sure to build safe driving into the top of your list by following these handy tips from the Marion County Office of the County Engineer: Inspect your vehicle and have a plan. Before heading out on a trip, ensure your car is working properly. Prepare driving directions and buckle up before starting the car. Obey speed limits. Most rollovers occur at high speeds as a result of sudden steering maneuvers. Avoid distractions. If you must make or answer a phone call or text message, pull over to a rest area and only continue on your County: Put safe driving at top of your wish list PLEASESEEDRIVING PAGE3 Marion Countys Growth Services department has a new leader. Gregory Stubbs, AICP 56, started his new post this week as Growth Services director. Stubbs replaces Jimmy Massey, who left the agency in September. Stubbs has more than 20 years of local government growth management experience, including service with Volusia, Lake and Sumter counties and the cities of Minneapolis, Deltona and Baytown, Texas. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in business/interdisciplinary studies from the University of South Carolina and is accredited by the American Institute of Certified Planners. His salary is $91,041. As Growth Services director, Stubbs will be tasked with administering the activities of the departments code enforcement, planning and zoning divisions and applying the Land Development Code and ensuring its consistency with the countys Comprehensive Land Use Plan. He will also be responsible for coordinating and developing community redevelopment areas as needed and assisting with the advancement of the economic development projects, among other activities. Growth Services gets new boss Stubbs Splash pad closedThe splash pad at Citizens Circle has closed for the winter. Citizens Circle is located behind City Hall, 110 S.E. Watula Ave. The splash pad may run as a lighted fountain during other winter special events held at Citizens Circle. The splash pad is expected to reopen for recreational use in April 2013. Jobless rate dropsWorkforce Connections regional unemployment rate dropped to 9.1 percent in October, down 0.7 percent over the month and down 2.6 percent from one year ago. Out of a labor force of 209,706, there were 19,128 jobless, a drop of 1,378 over the month and 5,280 fewer than one year ago. The number of employed in the region in October increased by 963 to 190,578. At the same time, the Ocala/Marion County metropolitan statistical area (MSA) was one of only three metro areas in the state to show job growth in manufacturing. The October 2012 unemployment rates, released Friday by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, were 9.1 percent in Marion County, down 0.7 percent over the month; 9.2 percent in Citrus County, down 0.7 percent; and 8.8 percent in Levy County, down 0.6 percent. Floridas not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 8.2 percent in October, down 0.4 percent, and the national unemployment rate was 7.5 percent. Thats the lowest unemPLEASESEEJOBLESS PAGE3 000D844

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Friday, November 23, 2012 ~ 27 www.smcitizen.com 2 ~ Friday, November 23, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Add Up TheSAVINGSwith a Name Address City State Zip Phone 10 Words $8.20 Per Week 44 For Each Additional Word Pricing Includes Online All Ads Must Be Prepaid All Credit Card s Accepted 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 10WORDS$8.20+44AWORD(IncludesOnline)=TOTAL For your convenience, mail with payments to South Marion Citizen office at 8810 SW SR 200, Unit 104, Ocala, FL 34481 or call...Serving S.R. 200 Communities & Businesses CallTollFree1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIEDAD SMC_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_11 000D3B9 *0% W.A.C. All leases with $2,399 Cash Cap Reduction, 36 Mos, 12k Per Year, All Offers While Supplie s Last. 352-628-5100 www.villagetoyota.com CRYSTAL RIVER VILLAGE TOYOTA 2012 TOYOTA CAMRY 32 MPG 2012 TOYOTA TUNDRA $ 5000 OFF EXTENDED CAB 54 MPG 2012 TOYOTA PRIUS 2013 TOYOTA Auto Trans, PW, PL, CD T130050 $ 14,995 or LEASE for$ 159MSRP$17,800 CLEARANCE SAVINGS2,805 36 MPG COROLLA Lease for$ 219 mo. 0% for 48 mos. or Lease for $ 189 mo. 2012 TOYOTATHON CLOSEOUT!2012 CAR OF THE YEAR BEST GREEN CAR AT VILLAGE TOYOTA 0% for 60 mos. or Remaining 2012s In Stock 0% for 60 mos. or Clean out your closets, go through your garage, attack your attic and then use the classifieds to get rid of stuff you no longer use. And the FREE listing means you have more money left over after the sale!You can list any single item priced under $100 for sale for FREE! P UTTHEPOWER ANDCONVENIENCE OFTHECLASSIFIEDS TOWORKFORYOU! 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 General Help CUSTOMER RELATIONS*Call Now!* Looking to fill immediate positions. Training, 401(k), medical. No exp. necessary. $550-$800 a week. Call Karen 352-436-4460 Auctions ABSOLUTE ON-SITE AUCTION 12940 SW 66 ST OCALA Information (352) 489-3836 SAT. DEC 1st, AUCTION starts at 10A.M PREVIEW 9A.M. Too many items to list! 10% Buyers Premium. Auctioneer James Tate. AU2266/AB1641 Visa, M/C accepted Furniture New Twin Bed Never Slept In $99 (352) 509-7138 General Small Recorder Mini Cassette $70. Call Herman (352) 895-1981 Musical Instruments BUYING Guitars, Banjos & Mandolins,Fender, Gibson & Martin any condition (443) 463-3421 Fitness Equipment EXCERCISE BIKE dual action model #955 Exc. Cond. All features. $65 352-873-8318 Sporting Goods PING GOLF BAG leather, like new great shape $40 828-246-2565 Mobile Homes For Sale BAD CREDIT RENT-TO-OWN. 13th Street homes of Alachua, FL. Now has land/home pkgs.Ready to move in NOW! Call 386-418-0424 Rental Houses DUNNELLON Rainbow Springs CC Est, 3/2/2, immediate occupancy, $825. 352-494-3551 or 727-873-6840 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. Citrus Hills Homes Forest Ridge Villages Updated, move in ready, 2/2/2, Private lot 352-746-0002 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 Campers/ Travel Trailers WE BUYRVS, Travel Trailers, 5th Wheels, Motor Homes Call US 352-201-6945 Vehicles Wanted BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 Cars ACURA 2006, TSX, 98K miles, NAV, Sunroof, Sporty $14,800 Call 352-232-1481 AUDI 2001 A4, Quattro AWD 83K miles, MUST SEE!! $7,200 (352) 978-3571 CADILLAC 2011, CTS Sedan, 14k miles, NAV sunroof $29,995. Call (352) 422-0360 FORD 2005, Five Hundred LMT, 40K miles, leather, V6 $9,980 Call 352-302-3704 HONDA 2004 Element, 186K miles, EX, Automatic $5,200 Call (352) 978-3571 HONDA 2011 CRV LX, 19K miles, likenew, 4 Cyl. $19,950 $19,950 Call 352-232-1481 SUZUKI 2007 Forenza, CLEAN, Only 52K miles $6,500. Call 352-302-3704 TOYOTA2004, Camry XLE V6, 42K miles One Owner $10,850. Call (352) 422-0360 TOYOTA2007, Pruis, 91K miles, Super Clean with warranty $10,300. Call 352-978-3571 Trucks TOYOTA2005, Tacoma Reg. Cab 5 speed, Bed Topper $8,800Call 352-422-0360 Care For the Elderly MOBILE HAIR CARE FULL SERVICE IN YOUR HOME LICENSED BEAUTICIAN/CNA WILL SERVICE THE HOME BOUND AND ELDERLY. CALL CATHY (352) 237-3347 Handyman Steves Handyman Service (352) 854-4927 000D9MV 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! 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! S a l e S a l e Sale 000D3BB 1918 SW 17th St. AutoMaxOcala.com 352-401-0808 2004 NISSAN 2009 NISSAN 2003 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1500 2011 CHEVROLET 2012 FORD FOCUS 2007 MAZDA MX-5 MIATA 2011 NISSAN 2009 VOLKSWAGEN 2011 FORD 2010 MITSUBISHI 2010 MAZDA 2008 HONDA 2012 HYUNDAI 2012 CHRYSLER 2010 FORD 2011 FORD 2009 LINCOLN 2008 LINCOLN 2011 CHEVROLET 2012 DODGE AutoMax Price $6,995 AutoMax Price $10,995 AutoMax Price $11,495 AutoMax Price $12,495 AutoMax Price $12,995 AutoMax Price $13,495 AutoMax Price $13,995 AutoMax Price $13,995 AutoMax Price $14,995 AutoMax Price $14,995 AutoMax Price $14,995 AutoMax Price $15,495 AutoMax Price $15,995 AutoMax Price $16,495 AutoMax Price $16,995 AutoMax Price $18,995 AutoMax Price $19,995 AutoMax Price $19,995 $ 8,995 2007 BUICK AutoMax Price XE, 4X4, V6 Z71, 4X4, 5.3 NICE SPORTS CAR 2010 ACURA 2012 NISSAN 2013 KIA 2011 INFINITI 2012 NISSAN AutoMax Price $20,495 AutoMax Price $20,995 AutoMax Price $21,995 AutoMax Price $22,995 AutoMax Price $26,995 2012 CHEVROLET AutoMax Price $31,995 GREAT MPG, CLEAN CAR $ 188 mo. WE CAN HELP! Credit A Little ? *See sales person for details. Pictures for illustration purposes only. All prices and payments are with $1,000 cash or trade equity plus tax, tag, and $395 administration fee plus tax, tag, and title. Payments are for 75 months at 3.9% with approved credi t. Go to AutoMaxocala.com for details. Offers cannot be combined. 2011 MAZDA AutoMax Price $12,395 AUTO, SPORTY CAR M489A 2009 MITSUBISHI 2012 NISSAN AutoMax Price $13,995 2012 TOYOTA AutoMax Price $30,995 BLACK FRIDA Y XTERRA $ 4,500 VERSA $ 99 mo. M755 M705A HHR LT, GREAT WARRANTY $ 165 mo. M720 $ 169 mo. M672 ECLIPSE $ 186 mo. M699 MAZDA3 M639 SE, ALL NEW BODY STYLE $ 195 mo. M744 LOW MILES, SUPER CLEAN S MODEL, GREAT CAR ALTIMA $ 197 mo. M629 GTI $ 199 mo. M547 TURBO, 36K MILES, TOP PICK FUSION $ 199 mo. M574 SEL, NICE CAR ALTIMA S MODEL, LOW MILES $ 199 mo. M678 ECLIPSE ONLY 16K MILES, CONVERTIBLE $ 225 mo. M664 LUCERNE CXL, ONLY 32K MILES, WONT LAST LONG $ 12,995 M512A1 CR-V LOCAL TRADE, MUST SEE $ 225 mo. M595A SONATA GREAT WARRANTY, GREAT MPG $ 229 mo. M730 MUSTANG $ 345 mo. PREMIUM, LEATHER, LOADED M593 ESCAPE LIMITED, LOADED $ 255 mo. M729 MKS AutoMax Price $18,495 GREAT LUXURY CAR $ 277 mo. M737 MKX $ 285 mo. M347A CHROME WHEELS, LOADED CAMARO RS, 20 WHEELS $ 299 mo. M572 RAM 1500 SLT, QUAD CAB, SHARP TRUCK $ 299 mo. M734 TSX ONLY 28K MILES $ 309 mo. M712 MAXIMA MOONROOF, SHARP CAR $ 315 mo. 21995 SORENTO 3RD ROW, V6, SUPERB CROSSOVER $ 329 mo. M723 G37 SEDAN 337 HP RWD SPORT SEDAN $ 345 mo. M651 2 IN STOCK ARMADA $ 399 mo. SV, V8, SUPER CLEAN M686 NICE CROSSOVER, BLACK CX-7 $ 225 mo. M736 200 $ 239 mo. M627 CONVERTIBLE, CLEAN SEQUOIA V8, SRS, BLACK $ 465 mo. M680 TAHOE LT, 20 CHROME WHEELS, BLACK $ 479 mo. M654

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Friday, November 23, 2012 ~ 3 www.smcitizen.com 26 ~ Friday, November 23, 2012 www.smcitizen.com trip when done. Keep a safe distance. Leave yourself enough space from the car in front of you to avoid sudden stops or getting boxed in. Watch for reckless drivers. Be more vigilant than usual, avoid confrontations and always aim to protect yourself, your passengers and your vehicle first. Dont overload. Observe the maximum weight specified by your car manufacturer and ensure all packed goods are properly secured inside the vehicle. For more information and tips, contact the Marion County Office of the County Engineer at 352671-8686. DRIVING CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 THE PANTHER By Nelson DeMille In his latest thriller, The Panther, DeMilles wisecracking NYPD detective John Corey and his FBI agent wife Kate Mayfield are back. Both are being posted to Sanaa, Yemen, a place Corey refers to irreverently: If the world had an anus it would be located in Yemen. It is also the most dangerous place in the world. The bribe to entice the couple to take such a lethal assignment is that once they get back they can write their own ticket. Their boss, FBI agent in charge Tom Walsh should have been addedif they get back. Its 2004 and the world is still reeling from 9/11 and the previous attack on the USS Cole in Aden harbor. The Coreys mission is to bring to justice the mastermind of the Cole attack, a terrorist known as the Panther. From the outset, despite his humorous, sarcastic asides, Corey has misgiving about the mission. Why were he and Kate selected to work with myriad intelligence agencies including the CIA? In time he suspects hidden agendas, one of them frightening: Why, you ask, would the CIA want to get even with me or Kate? Well, once upon a time Kate and I had inadvertently screwed up a major CIA planOperation Wild Firethat, if it had been successful would have turned Sanaa and other Islamic cities into nuclear ash. The plan was clever, diabolical, illegal, and very dangerous to human life on earth. Other than that, it T oday, the day after Thanksgiving, is called Black Friday when many vendors want to get out of the red and into the black. They hope the recession will really end with a frenzied activity of shoppers at many different stores, starting from early morning to late in the day. The Black Friday tradition was actually started by the pilgrims when they celebrated by getting in their boat and cruising up and down the coastline in what has come to be called The After Thanksgiving Day Sail. Carrying on this tradition, Pun Alley gives you some two-bit puns and bargain basement stories. Divorced BarbieA man walked into a store to buy a Barbie doll Christmas present for his daughter. He asked the clerk, How much is that Barbie in the window? The clerk responded, Which Barbie? We have Barbie Goes to the Gym for $39.95, Barbie Goes to the Ball for $39.95, Barbie Goes Shopping for $39.95, and Divorced Barbie for $395.00. The guy asked, Why is Divorced Barbie different from all the others? Thats obvious, the clerk stated, Divorced Barbie comes with Kens house, Kens car, Kens boat, and Kens furniture.Remote controlCash, check or charge? the clerk asked after folding items the woman wished to purchase. As she fumbled for her wallet the clerk noticed a remote control for a television set in her purse. Do you always carry your TV remote? the clerk asked. No, she replied. But my husband refused to come shopping with me, so I figured this was the most evil thing I could do to him. Knockout timeThe small exclusive store had advertised heavily for its Black Friday sale. A long line in front of the store had formed by 7:30, the stores opening time. A small man pushed his way to the front of the line, only to be pushed back, amid loud and colorful curses. On the mans second attempt, he was knocked around a bit and then pushed to the end of the line again. As he got up the second time, he yelled, That does it! If they push me one more time, I wont open the store! Five and ten Even time has no meaning at all to a lot of women shoppers on Black Friday. The wife left early in the morning and announced to her husband, Im going shopping. Ill be back in about $1750. or so. The teenager approached the sales clerk in the dress shop with a large bag. My mother likes this outfit. May I exchange it? On Black Friday only in America do people trample others just for a sale exactly one day after they were gave thanks for what they already have. Could I try on that dress in the window? a woman asked the shopkeeper. Certainly, he replied, but Id prefer that you use the dressing room. Biology is the study of shopping habits. This hat, she explained to her husband, cost me nothing. It was marked down from $20 to $10, so I bought it with the $10 I saved. My wife loves bargains. What a great shopper. One time she went out window shopping and came home with seven windows. Nowadays if someone pays in cash you get suspicious; you figure his credit is no good. People are funny; they spend money they dont have to buy things they dont need to impress people they dont like. Why does Christmas always come when the stores are most crowded? If she used her library card the way she uses her credit cards shed be the most brilliant woman in America. Flea market Antiques enthusiast Mary spent her free time haunting second-hand stores and flea markets where she might find a valuable antique of some sort. Buried in the back of a thrift shop Mary found a small old-fashioned kerosene lamp. She was sure it was worth considerably more than the dollar on the price tag. Unfortunately, though, her newest find was infested with small albino insects that had jumped from the stores cat. She bought it all the same, though. Now Mary had a little lamp. Its fleas were white as snow.Be careful The Burglars Association of Marion County have asked me to announce that there are just 32 more shoplifting days till Christmas. Here are two-bit puns and bargain basement stories P UN ALLEY D F Dick Frank Far too many pages to turn B OOK MARK P W Pat Wellington was a good plan. Actually, it wasnt. But wife Kate isnt buying her husbands paranoid concern and the mission continues at full speed. The action is fastpaced and the dialogue is sharp and witty. Corey, the first-person narrator, maintains a curious detachment even at the height of mayhem. The plot is taut and believable and goes beyond the characters to issues such as the War on Terror itself, allies and enemies and the difficulty in distinguishing between the two. Although I would certainly characterize The Panther as a page turner, I will add that there are entirely too many pages to turn. At 600+ pages the book needed some serious editing that it didnt get. AARP Driver SafetyTelephone Coordinator needed to work at home to retrieve messages from the AARP Driver Safety toll free message line. Telephone coordinator will select an appropriate driver safety class and make a follow up call to the original caller. For additional information contact Paul Halman at 352-533-7626.Marion County Literacy CouncilReading tutors are needed for outreach program at the county jail. Tutoring in the jail is a unique experience, but it is also a very rewarding one. You could have a huge impact by working with individuals and giving them the tools they need to not wind up back in the jail again. For additional information contact Dmitriy at 352-690-7323. Marion County Public LibraryThe Friends of the Library need volunteers to assist in the Book Market bookstore Mondays and Tuesdays at the E. Silver Spring Blvd location from 10 a.m. 2 p.m. For additional information contact Pat Anderson at 352-5988218. 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 predetermined 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 ChurchFirst UMC is seeking volunteers to assist with sorting and distributing clothing, bath and personal products, and meal assistants. Please contact Evelyn McRae at 352633-4344. 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 All dinners are open to the public in the dining hall Saturday breakfast is canceled for Saturday, Nov. 24, only, due to an LAVFW event. The 8 to 10 a.m. scheduled time will resume the following week. The Mens Auxiliary will serve their shrimp and wing baskets with cole slaw and fries on Friday, Dec. 7, from 4 to 6 p.m. The dinner will resume in January. A taco buffet sponsored by the Mens Auxiliary will be heldon Friday, Nov. 30, from 4 to 6 p.m. The buffet includes beef or chicken tcos with hard or soft shells and all the trimmings. Donation is $7. The fish fry, held on the second and fourth Friday, will not be serving until Jan. 11. The VFW Post 5781 holiday party will take place on Saturday, Dec. 29. The party includes dinner, dancing and a comedy show. The buffet sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. The buffet includes baked ham, roasted potatoes, mixed vegetables, green salad, rolls and dessert. After the dinner, the comedy show, sponsored by VFW Post 4781, featuring Carol Nelson, Krazy Carol, a recording artist from Sarasota, will take place. The evenings entertainment will also include music and dancing. Tickets for all of the events are $20 per person. There are limited tickets available, pre-sale only, and no tickets will be sold at the door. Tickets can be purchased in the Canteen daily beginning at noon. Bingo is open to the public each Monday and Thursday with early bird specials starting at 11:30 a.m. Lunch is available. Members and guests (non-members must be signed in by a VFW Post 4781 member) Monday Night Bar Baingo is played in the Canteen from 6 to 8 p.m. Food is available. Join us for karaoke on Friday, Nov. 30, from 6 to 10 p.m. with Mr. Entertainment and on Saturday, Nov.24, with Archie. Upcoming events at VFW Post 4781 Check out our website www.smcitizen.com 352-291-1573 FAX 352-291-1574 000D3FP SHIPPING POST T H E P l u s Plus Located in Jasmine Plaza 6160 SW State Road 200, #110 Make Your Holiday Easier! 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Workforce Connection CEO Rusty Skinner said that while the total labor force for the region fluctuated slightly in October, the good news is that more people are working. The fact that more people are finding work in a recovering economy is certainly important, Skinner said. And the percentage reduction in the number of unemployed, as well as the fact that this percentage reflects real numbers of people returning to work, is also a continuation of the positive trends that we have seen for the past two months. Skinner credits much of the progress in the region to the continued efforts of economic development and business partners. Skinner points out that in October, 562 employers posted 1,574 jobs with Workforce Connection, representing a 55.5-percent increase in employers over JOBLESS CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 the year and a 107 percent spike in job openings. Here is how employment numbers break down for each county: Citrus Countys labor force dropped slightly by 125 over the month to 56,861, the number of employed rose by 281 to 51,645 and those without jobs dropped by 406 to 5,216. One year ago, there were 6,495 unemployed. Levy Countys labor force rose by 60 to 17,132, employment is up by 155 jobs to 15,628 and the number of unemployed fell by 95 to 1,504. In October 2011, there were 1,848 jobless. Marion Countys labor force shrank by 350 to 135,713, while the number of those with jobs increased by 527 to 123,305 and those unemployed dropped by 877 to 12,408. During the same time last year, there were 16,065 without jobs. According to DEO, all 67 counties had declines in their unemployment rate over the year, while 66 counties had declines in their unemployment rates over the month. Among Floridas counties, Marion Countys unemployment rate ranked 14th, Citrus County dropped to 13th, and Levy County dropped to 21st. The Ocala MSA remained the fifth highest among the states 23 MSAs, behind Palm Coast with 11.3 percent, Sebastian-Vero Beach with and Port St. Lucie with 10.2 percent and Lakeland-Winter Haven at 9.2 percent. In October, the Ocala MSAs nonagricultural employment was 93,000, an increase of 1.9 percent or 1,700 jobs over the year. Seven major industries gained jobs over the year, led by education and health services (+700 jobs); leisure and hospitality (+500 jobs each); trade, transportation and utilities, and professional and business services (+300 jobs each); and manufacturing, financial activities, and other services (+100 each). DEOs Rust noted that only two other MSAs also had positive job growth in manufacturing. Since manufacturing is slipping in the rest of the state, thats a pretty good showing for Ocala, Rust said. Two industries that lost jobs over the year were mining, logging, and construction (-200 jobs) and government (-100 jobs). Information remained unchanged over the year. Rebecca Rust, DEOs chief economist, said that among positive signs statewide is that there continues to be a drop in number of job losers those laid off as well as an increase in the number of job leavers, or those who leave jobs voluntarily. Thats certainly positive, I think we can say with some confidence weve seen some improvement, Rust said, adding that there was also an increase in the percentage of new entrants to the job market. Rust cited a number of additional signs of improvement in Floridas economic conditions, including: Floridas unemployment rate was down 1.7 percentage points from the October 2011 rate of 10.2 percent. It was the 23nd consecutive month of overthe-year declines in Floridas unemployment rate. The current unemployment rate was down 2.9 percentage points from the last recession peak rate of 11.4 percent reached in January and February 2010 and was the lowest rate since December 2008. Floridas annual job growth rate has been positive for the past 27 months. Prior to this, the state had been losing jobs for three years. Floridas online job ads were up 11.9 percent over the year. Initial claims for Reemployment Assistance were down 7.3 percent from a year ago. Florida housing starts were up 29.3 percent over the year, reaching a level of 3,529 in September 2012. Florida median home prices were up 7.4 percent over the year. Taxable sales were $26.9 billion in September (preliminary), an increase of 7.4 percent over the year. October tax revenue (seasonally adjusted) was up 5.4 percent compared to a year ago. This marked the 31st straight month of annual increases. Workforce Connection is the local, business-led organization dedicated to connecting qualified workers with local employers in Citrus, Levy and Marion counties through cost-effective, high-quality employment, training and education services in collaboration with business, community, education, economic development and government partners. On average, 36,000 job seekers and 1,500 businesses receive services at no charge each year. To obtain a full copy of the October 2012 unemployment reports or to find out more about Workforce Connections upcoming events and services, visit ww.clmworkforce.com or call 1-800-434-JOBS, ext. 1234. Read the classifieds 000DBML M i l l e n n i u m H a i r S a l o n at our new location 8 2 9 6 S W 1 0 3 r d S t R d 3 5 2 2 3 7 3 6 7 6 M o n d a y F r i d a y 9 5 S a t u r d a y 9 4 W a l k I n s W e l c o m e With coupon. Expires 11/29/12 Pedicure $ 18 00 Color, Cut & Style $ 62 00 $ 55 00 With coupon. Expires 11/29/12 With coupon. 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Saturday, Nov. 24 Taylors to sing at College Road BaptistThe second concert in College Road Baptist Churchs Winter Concert Series will be on Saturday, Nov. 24 at 7 p.m. There is no charge for this concert but a love offering will be received. Performing will be The Taylors. They have had six radio singles to chart in the Singing News Top 80 Gospel Chart, two singles in the Top 40, and one single in the Top 20. The Taylors are a family quartet from the heart of North Carolina. Jonathan, Suzanne, Christopher, and Lindsey are dedicated to stirring up the faith of the Christian community, as well as reaching others with the good news of Jesus Christ through Gospel music. The Taylors are currently performing over 200 dates a year across the United States, including several mission-oriented trips abroad. College Road Baptist Church is at 5010 S.W. College Road, Ocala (1.7 miles west of Interstate75 on State Road 200). Fundraiser bingo by VFW ladiesThe Ladies Auxiliary to the Angela S. Santos VFW Post 4781 is having a fundraiser bingo on Saturday, Nov. 24. The doors open at 10:30 a.m. For a $20 donation you will receive the following: A $25 Bingo Pack and one (1) Special Winner Take-All Ticket. This, also, includes a hot dog, soda, cake, and coffee. We suggest you buy your tickets ASAP as this should be an early sellout. Contact Regina Ballman at 352-873-3631 or Sheryl Browne at 352-854-5787. Join us, along with your guests and friends for an enjoyable holiday Saturday. All proceeds from this event will be used to fund various activities for our veterans and other charities. Sunday, Nov. 25 Jimmy Strickland in Concert Enjoy a musical treat as Jimmy Strickland performs your favorite Gospel Songs when he presents his free Southern Gospel Concert, 5 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.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. Monday, Nov. 26 40 & 8 to meet The regular monthly meeting of the 40 & 8 will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 26, 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 light refreshments with fellow veterans. For more information phone Ben at 352-854-0272 or Zack at 352-873-4841. Tuesday, Nov. 27 WMBA to meet The next general meeting of the West Marion Business Association will be Tuesday, Nov. 27, at the Southwest District Sheriffs office on State Road 200 at 5:30 p.m. The group is looking for someone to volunteer and fill the vacant seats that are open on the board at the end of the year. A membership chair is being sought. Call Lucy Hutchinson at 352-207-8660 for more information. Breast cancer survivors to meetThe 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 235 (Multipurpose Room) at 1 p.m. The meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 27, will include a presentation by Nancy Spano from Ocala Oncology. She will speak on Chemo Brain/Brain Fuzz. This information will be informative and enlightening for those on this Breast Cancer Journey. There will also be a pot luck luncheon at noon prior to our meeting. Bring a dish and join us. If you have any questions, please contact Gail Tirpak at 352-291-6904. Wednesday, Nov. 28 Marion Oaks Community Bingo Do you like to have fun with friends? Do you like to win money? Then you need to come to the Marion Oaks Community Bingo on Wednesday nights at the Community Center. Card sales open at 6:15 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. For as little as $8, you can enjoy over two hours of funfilled games with fellow bingo lovers! In addition, we offer coffee, snacks and door prize drawings during intermission for your enjoyment. Marion Oaks Community Bingo is overseen by the Marion Oaks Civic Association and is staffed by area volunteers. This is a great opportunity to gather in your community for an inexpensive night out while supporting your civic association. Bring a friend and come to the community center on Wednesday nights for a guaranteed good time! Woman plays Marjorie Kinnan RawlingsOn Wednesday, Nov. 28, Master the Possibilities Education Center presents Karen de Vos in her one-woman play, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings at the Circle Square Cultural Center at 1:30 p.m. This special presentation is free and open to the public. De Vos has performed this well documented and fascinating piece throughout Florida. In the presentation De Vos, as Rawlings, describes her life in Cross Creek, how she became intrigued with her Florida Cracker neighbors, and why she chose to portray them in stories, articles, and poems. Slides, made from the Rawlings collection at the University of Florida in Gainesville, accompany the entire program. Afterward, the audience has an opportunity to ask questions. There will also be a display table that includes a book exhibit and other interesting memorabilia. Circle Square Cultural Center is at 8395 S.W. 80th St., Ocala. Although this is a free event, registration is appreciated. For more information and to register, call 352-854-3699 or visit www.masterthepossibilites.com. Doors to the Cultural Center will open at 1 p.m. Friday, November 23, 2012 ~ 25 www.smcitizen.com 4 ~ Friday, November 23, 2012 www.smcitizen.com This weeks puzzle answers Community calendar SOUTH MARION Citizen The South Marion Citizen is a free community newspaper covering news of communities in southwest Marion County including Oak Run, Pine Run, Palm Cay, On Top of the World, Kingsland Country Estates, Countryside Farms, Marion Landing, Majestic Oaks, Hidden Lake, Woods and Meadows Estates, Paddock Farms, Saddle Oak Club, Deer Creek, Cherrywood Estates, Hardwood Trails, Candler Hills, Country Oaks, and Harvest Meadows, among others. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Citizen: If your community is listed above and the Citizen is not delivered to your home and you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 200 Corridor, call 854-3986CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481 Editor Jim Clark Circulation Barbara Jaggers Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean and Susie Mirabile General Manager John Provost Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Deadline for classified ads :Deadline for display advertising : Tuesday 4 p.m. before publicationMonday 5 p.m. before publication READER SERVICES I want to get news in the Citizen. Call editor Jim Clark at 352-854-3986 or send by e-mail to editor@smcitizen.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Citizenoffice in Kingsland Plaza. 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Thursday, Nov. 29 Arnette to hold open house Arnette House has completed a $150,000 renovation of its 24-hour emergency youth shelter. This renovation has created a more homelike and environmentally friendly setting for the youth. Arnette House will host an open house Thursday, Nov. 29, from 1 to 4 p.m. with a ribbon cutting at 1:30 p.m. by the Ocala/Marion County Chamber & Economic Partnership. Facility tours will be provided throughout the duration of the event to inform and educate the community about residential and non-residential counseling programs offered by Arnettes dedicated staff. Join us at Arnette House, 2310 N.E. 24th St. For information on Arnette House and its many programs available to the community, e-mail Adam Copenhaver, Community Development Coordinator, acopenhaver@arnettehouse.org, please visit www.arnettehouse.org or call 352-622-4432 ext 231. Saturday, Dec. 1 Chess Club to meet The chess club that formed at the Freedom Public Library meets the first Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grab your board and chess pieces and come on down. Interested persons are invited to attend for a rousing game of chess. Its your move! For more information, call Ron at 352873-2276. Book sale to benefit Sheltering Hands A mega book sale to benefit Sheltering Hands Rescue will be held Saturday, Dec. 1 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Winn-Dixie, 8445 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. For information call 352-291-1962. Spruce Creek Preserve art, craft fairAn art and craft fair will be held at Spruce Creek Preserve on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Preserve is on State Road 200, three miles southwest of County Road 484 (Gatehouse entrance). Admission is free. There will be a free craft drawing every 30 minutes, a bake sale, and lunch will be available. Kingdom of the Sun band concert Join the Kingdom of the Sun Concert Band for its December concert series A Christmas Wish on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 2 p.m. or Sunday, Dec. 2 at 3 p.m. at the Marion Technical Institute (MTI), 1614 S.E. Fort King St., Ocala. Musical selections include Christmas Festival; Sleigh Ride; Russian Christmas Music; Grown Up Christmas Wish; Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas; a Christmas sing-along and others. All performances are free and open to the public. Donations are accepted. Non-perishable food items will be collected at both performances for Vets Helping Vets. For more information, call 624-9291 or visit our website at http://kingdomofthesunband.org.Christmas luncheon at Joy Lutheran The annual LMM/WELCA, combined women and mens, Christmas Luncheon at Joy Lutheran Church is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 1 at 11 a.m. Special entertainment will include Gerri Smith, of the Living Word Ministry, Tavares, and Michigan City, Indiana, who will present a biblical portrayal of Mrs. Noah. Mrs. Smith is a dramatic story-teller who presents a unique insight into the lives and times of many Biblical characters. Information about Gerri Smith can be obtained by calling the Joy Lutheran Church office at 352-854-4509. Sunday, Dec. 2 Cuvee hosts Hospice benefit In celebration of the holidays, experience fine wine and elegant cuisine at Cuve Wine and Bistro on Sunday, Dec. 2 from 6 to 9 p.m. to benefit Hospice of Marion County. Cuve is at 2237 S.W. 19th Ave. Road, Ocala. This black-tie optional gala will feature distinctive gourmet food stations, champagne sangria and other assorted wines. Discover delect.ble wines from all over the world. Entertainment includes music by a classical guitarist and silent auction. Limited reservations available for this elegant event benefiting Hospice of Marion Countys Childrens Program. Donation is $125 per person. Tickets available at Cuve and Hospice of Marion County. For more information, call 352-854-5218.Friday, November 23, 2012 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 24 ~ Friday, November 23, 2012 www.smcitizen.com othy works in retail management in Phoenix, Arizona. Following her graduation from high school, Aprile attended Saint Marys School of Nursing, getting her degree. A friend and previous graduate of the same school had moved to Miami and urged her and some of her girl friends to come down for employment reasons. Making the bold move with some friends, Aprile jumped at the chance to go to work in a warm and sunny climate. Keep in mind that this was back in the mid sixties. Being a young woman and moving out of state away from family to take a job in a strange place demanded a great deal of courage and confidence as it was not an easy step to take. After arriving in Miami, Aprile continued her education at Miami-Dade Community College and worked her way up to Head Nurse at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Later she became the administrator at the University of Miami Hospital During these years Aprile married and had four children; Dawn, Heather, Scott and Lorelei. Things did not work out between her and her husband so in another act of courage, Aprile moved four teenagers back to her home town of Wethersfield, Connecticut, to be closer to family. Not one to rest on her laurels, Aprile started the first Hospice program while living in Connecticut and co-authored the book, Comprehensive Guide to Hospice Care with a friend, Donna L. Pereira. That was back in 1997 and the book was designed in such a way that new pages could be added as the information became available. Gugies younger years were much different than Apriles in that he was born in Italy during the years just prior to the Second World War. His small town outside of Rome; Sulmona Abhruzzi was a rail head and power plant for the war effort. Allied bombs took out those targets and as a result, his brother Enrico was killed. Because his father had died when Gugie was a young child, following the war, he and his mother joined his brothers in Canada. Work was hard to find for young men in those days and Canada offered great opportunity. Gugie took work at Union Carbide in Welland, Ontario. Again because of work opportunities, Gugie moved to Connecticut and there he met his first wife. They had three children; Francesca, Tony and Maryann. He supported them all as a machinist and metal worker working two and three jobs at a time. In his spare time, Gugie began forming a soccer team. On Sundays he would be out chalking the field; putting up nets and gathering young people from Hartford College to take part in the sport he loved. This hobby soon became an obsession and evolved into his ownership of the Hartford United semi-professional soccer team. They were part of the Connecticut Soccer League. Gugies first wife took ill and later went into hospice care where she passed away. It was in the hospice environment that Gugie and Aprile first became acquainted. Needing help with the family, Gugie offered Aprile money to help out. Laughingly she now states, I should have taken it! but in those days she politely refused any compensation. A year and a half later, Gugie and Aprile united their lives and families when they got married. After 28 years of marriage they share the mutual joy of not only their seven children but 16 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Wanting to escape the cold and ice of the north and based on Apriles experiences of living in Florida, it was a natural that they would retire down here. They traveled all over the state on several visits. Finally, they had some friends that urged them to come and live here at Cherrywood. Looking over the property, they found an active community that fit their lifestyle and they bought their home. Both Aprile and Gugie have quick and easy smiles, a great sense of humor and a love for the people and opportunities here at Cherrywood. They enjoy the respect of all who know them. From your reporterIf you have a comment or suggestion for items you would like to see in the Cherrywood Section of the Citizen, please feel free to contact me at urperssec@yahoo.com. 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Sunday, Dec. 2 Master Choir Christmas concert The Central Florida Master Choir, conducted by Dr. Harold W. McSwain, Jr., will perform a Christmas concert on Sunday, Dec. 2, at 3 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 1126 E. Silver Springs Blvd. (which is SR 40) diagonally across the street from the old Ritz Hotel in Ocala. The program, titled A Beautiful Christmas, will include the Benjamin Brittens Ceremony of Carols and Christmas music by Alfred Burt and Irving Berlin and others. Admission to the concert is free but an offering will be taken to benefit the Tuesday Morning Outreach Ministry to help the homeless, jobless, and others in need. For further information about the concert, call 352537-0207. Youth Symphony Concert setThe Ocala Youth Symphony will present its Christmas concert, at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2 at West Port High School Auditorium, 3733 S.W. 80th Ave., Ocala The Ocala Youth Symphony is composed of amazing musicians raging in age from 8 to 18 and serves the education and professional development of young musicians from the Ocala/Marion County and surrounding areas. All concerts are free and open to the public. For information call 352-873-6738. Monday, Dec. 3 Retired registered nurses to meetThe Citrus Marion Chapter of the Florida Registered Nurses Retired (RNR) will meet at the West Marion Medical Bldg. Room 240 on Monday, Dec. 3 for our annual Christmas Party. The entertainment will be the Act 4 Civic Theater Group and the charity will be the Salvation Army of both Citrus and Marion County and a cash donation is requested. RNs wishing to attend should call Gladys at 352-854-2677 or Mary Jane at 352-726-6882 by Tuesday Nov. 27.Wednesday, Dec. 5 Annual Candle Lighting Memorial Light a candle for your child you lost too soon. Join together in honoring the memory of all our children on Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m., in the Community Center room of Blessed Trinity Catholic Church on Southeast 17th Street. Family and friends are invited. Candles are provided. Beverly Brown, guest speaker, will reach out to us and share her first-hand losses and will inform you of her Life Steps Grief Program. She published a book God Speaks. Music, poems, share snacks, drinks provided. Bring picture of your child to display and any mementos and dish to share. For information call Jane at 352-528-9262, Betty 352245-4798, Bill 352-522-0768 or Linda, 352-693-3244. Donations accepted. Thursday, Dec. 6 WOW singles to meet WOW Singles will meet at the following locations. No dues. Please call after 10 a.m. at 352-237-5842 or 352-8619487 for more info. Dec. 6, 12:30 p.m., Blancas Caf, 5000 N. U.S. Highway 27 in Ocala Palms. Dec. 20, 12:30 p.m., Arthurs in the Hilton Hotel, 3600 S.W. 36th Ave.Saturday, Dec. 8 Holiday cookie walk at church Join the cookie walk and select from dozens of delicious cookies, including sugar free and gluten free. Stock up for your holiday guests; a great holiday gift. Saturday, Dec. 8 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 7171 S.W. State Road 200. Scandinavian Club of Marion County: The Scandinavian Club of Marion County invites people of Danish, Finish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish decent to join us at our next meeting on Dec. 8. We will meet at 11:30 a.m. at the Ocala Hilton, 3600 S.W. 36th Ave. in Ocala. The menu will be apple stuffed pork loin with mashed potatoes, salad, coffee and dessert. Please bring a toy for Toys for Tots and canned goods for Interfaith. Very special entertainment will be provided by Entertainer Bob Mace on the accordion. The cost is $16 per person. Reservations and payment must be made in advance. Payment must be received by Wednesday the 5th of December. Checks to be made out to Don Clauson and mailed to Don Clauson, 5901 S.W. 86th Place, Ocala, FL 34476. For further details call Jim Neate 352-6871580, Don Clauson 352-861-1235 or Terry Rasmussen 352347-8362. Friday, Dec. 14 Symphony, Youth Symphony concertFor a holiday treat, join the Ocala Symphony Orchestra and the Ocala Youth Symphony at 7 p.m. on Dec. 14 on the downtown square. The Ocala Youth Symphony is composed of amazing young musicians ranging in age from 8 to 18 .You wont want to miss this opportunity to see our Ocala/Marion County youth perform with the Ocala Symphony Orchestra. All Ocala Youth Symphony concerts are free and open to the public. For information call 352-873-6738.Sunday, Dec. 16 Maranatha presents musical The Maranatha Baptist Church Choir in Marion Oaks will present a musical Worthy of Worship Celebration of Christmas under the direction of Joyce Warner, and co-directors, Shirley Roberts and Mary Walker, on Sunday, Dec. 16, at 10:45 a.m. All are invited to come and celebrate this special time of year with us. Friday, November 23, 2012 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com 6 ~ Friday, November 23, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Theres something for everyone a comedy tonight! Open auditions for Ocala Civic Theatres production of A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum will be held on Monday, Dec. 10 and Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. Set in ancient Rome, A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum is a salute to burlesque, featuring bawdy humor and broad physical comedy. The wide range of music includes ballads, patter songs, and novelty numbers. Actors frequently break the fourth wall and communicate directly with the audience. The show is full of farcical elements: wild plot twists, mistaken identities, slamming doors, and zany chase sequences. This unforgettable, hysterical musical allows a terrific ensemble of comic actors to shine. Actors, singers, and dancers 16 and older are invited to audition. The cast consists of 13 singing/speaking roles and six courtesans. This is a highly physical show; all cast members need to be able to run and race about while singing and dancing. Roles available are: Pseudolus Playful ringmaster of the show, slave to Hero, crafty yet lovable. Baritone. Comic song-anddance man. Hero The handsome, innocent young master, in love with Philia. Tenor. Comic song-and-dance man. Philia The lovely-but-vacant courtesan next door, sweet and innocent. Soprano. Senex Heros father, the aging master of the house. Baritone. Comic song-and-dance man. Domina Senexs overbearing, domineering wife. Mezzo soprano. 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Friday, November 23, 2012 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 22 ~ Friday, November 23, 2012 www.smcitizen.com ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your work on a recent job assignment is impressive and is sure to be noticed. Meanwhile, expect to receive news about an upcoming holiday event you wont want to miss. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Saving the world one person at a time is what you were born to do. So accept it when people ask you for help, especially during the holiday season. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Now that youve resolved all doubts about an important decision, you can surprise a lot of people by defending your stand with your strong and wellreasoned arguments. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) The holiday mood stirs your need to nurture everyone from the family cat to great-grandma. But dont overdo it, especially with teens, who like to feel grown up. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Enjoy basking in the warm love of family and close friends. But dont fall into a prolonged catnap yet. Theres still much to do before you can put up your paws and relax. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Avoid pushing others to work as hard as you do on a common project. Instead, encourage them to do their best, and they might well reward you with a pleasant surprise. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Like the sensible Libra you are, you no doubt started your holiday shopping already. But be careful to keep within your budget. Shop around for the best buys. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Love and friendship remain strong in your aspect over the next several days. This is a good time to develop new relationships and strengthen old ones. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) A beloved family member has news that will brighten your holidays. Also expect to hear from friends who had long since moved out of your life. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Family and friends are in for a surprise when you accept the need to make a change without being talked into it. (Bet it surprised you, too didnt it?) AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Restoring an old friendship might not be as easy as you hoped. You might want to explore the reasons for your former buddys reluctance to cooperate. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Your party-going activities pick up as the holiday season takes off. Enjoy your plunge into the social swim as you make new friends and renew old friendships. BORN THIS WEEK: You are caring and considerate two wonderful attributes that endear you to people of all ages. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. Erronius A doddering old man, Senex and Dominas neighbor. Baritone. Prologus An actor. Baritone. The Courtesans The six courtesans of the House of Lycus: Tintinabula, Panacea, Vibrata, Gymnasia, and the Geminae twins. Various vocal ranges. Burlesque-style specialty dancers, sexy and scantily clad. The Proteans Three omnipresent clowns. Various vocal ranges. Three Stooges types who appear in a number of roles as extras in many scenes. Copies of the script are available at the Theatre and may be checked out with a $10 refundable deposit. Newcomers and veterans are welcome and encouraged to audition. Please prepare a short musical selection, one minute maximum, to audition with. Either a ballad or an uptempo song is acceptable. You may bring sheet music, as an accompanist will be provided, but feel free to bring a CD (without vocals) or your own accompanist. Those auditioning should come prepared to dance, wearing loose clothing and appropriate shoes (no sandals). If you are unable to attend the scheduled auditions, please contact the Theatre to make a separate appointment. Rehearsals begin Monday, Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. and are generally held Monday through Friday from 7-10 p.m. at the Theatre. There will be nights off from rehearsal for Christmas and New Years, to be determined by the availability of the cast. Please bring to auditions a list of potential conflicts with rehearsals. There will be 21 public performances of A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum from Feb. 7 March 3. For more information, call the box office at 352236-2274 or go to www.ocalacivictheatre.com. A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum is directed by Michael Edwards, who directed The Sound of Music and Arsenic and Old Lace in 2000 at Ocala Civic Theatre. Michael has more than 45 years of experience as a professional actor and director. A graduate of the famed Pasadena Playhouse College of Theatre Arts, he recently received the Alumni Association Gilmor Brown Award for Lifetime Achievement in Theatre. He has directed for Flat Rock Playhouse, Charlotte Rep, Riverside Theatre, Winter Park Playhouse, and Orlando Theatre Project, as well as many dinner theatres and community theatres. As an actor he has appeared across the country in regional theatres, summer stock, small professional theatres, and dinner theatres, as well as television and film appearances. Michael has appeared and/or directed five previous productions of A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum. Music director for A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum will be Ryan Pagels, and choreographer will be Debbie McCreight. The Ocala Civic Theatre is located at 4337 E. Silver Springs Blvd. (East State Road 40) in the Appleton Cultural Center. The theatre produces more than 12 fully staged, professional-quality live performances each season and also hosts touring companies. The Ocala Civic Theatre is volunteer-based and is one of the largest community theatres in the state, serving almost 70,000 Marion, Citrus and Lake County residents each season. FORUMCONTINUED FROM PAGE 6 Stirrups n Strides plans a Good Ole Country Hoedown and Auction on Dec. 1. 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cians will begin filing into the clubhouse in anticipation of a great nights entertainment. Its the Cherrywood Accordion Club meeting night and time for everyone to enjoy the music of professional and amateur instrumentalists as they bring their talents and expertise to delight the many admirers in the audience. Students just beginning their careers, those who have been playing for a while and seasoned professionals all join in the presentations of classics; pop; jazz; and every other type of musical genre. Theres something for everyones musical tastes at these sessions. Bring your favorite snacks and beverages; bring your friends and neighbors; just be there for an unforgettable experience. If you like music, youll love Accordion Club nights at Cherrywood with Dick Richards and the gang. Double Deck Pinochle ClubSundays at 6 p.m., members of the Double Deck Pinochle Club gather in the game room at the clubhouse for an evening of fun and excitement. Currently, they are seeking new people to join in this challenging at interesting card game. You may think you cant remember how to play but your can learn quickly from these seasoned experts. Just drop in for one evening and youll be hooked; not only on a great game of cards but on the friendly atmosphere and enjoyable company. Try Pinochle the Cherrywood way.Pianist Needed Our need for a pianist applies to anyone who knows how to play the piano. Our Songbirds musical group travels throughout the community bringing laughter and cheer to people in all phases of their lives. Civic groups; hospitals; rest homes and hospice are all part of this talented choirs stops. Right now, they have an urgent need for a piano player who can be a part of this caring and committed group of individuals. If you have the talent and knowledge and you can share these with the Songbirds, you are asked to contact Linda Sisto at 352-509-7245 for more information. Applicants dont have to be Cherrywood residents to become a part of this very worthwhile organization. Call Linda today and make a difference. Cribbage playersOur Cherrywood Cribbage Club is still looking for a few new players to join them on Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. in the card room. Novice or accomplished players are wanted with lessons available for those who are just learning this fascinating game. The atmosphere is friendly; the game exciting; and the opportunity to learn wide open so why not come on out and join this lively group. Bocce Ball Dont forget that Bocce Ball is now on Fridays from at 7 p.m. at the Bocce Courts behind the clubhouse. Its a great game with some great people so be there whether you play or not; youll have a blast. Get Away to BiloxiIf you want a short trip thats filled with adventure; excitement and fun, then we have a great deal for you. On Jan. 13 through the 16 Cherrywood is offering an excursion to the IP Casino Resort & Spa in Biloxi. Four days and three nights long, this trip offers everyone an opportunity for a super mini-vacation and rest from the holiday season rush. Pamper yourself at the IP Casino enjoying personal service; full amenities and comfortable surroundings. Then take your $25 in free Slot Play and try your luck on the casino floor. Enjoy fine dinning with your $24 in free food coupons as well. Want to try your luck at a different venue? Your trip includes a visit to the Hard Rock Casino and Palace Casino with free $15 slot play coupons at both. This is all included in your ticket price along with Deluxe Motor Coach transportation with a professional escort. You can make reservations and get more details concerning this great trip from Natalie at 352-8544561. Theres a few openings for non-residents also so be sure to call and find out if you qualify. Biloxi is a great place for gaming excitement as well as entertainment and shopping. New Years Dance PartyPlan to ring in the New Year with your friends and neighbors here at Cherrywood. There will be food; dancing; champagne and party favors all in our beautifully decorated clubhouse. The cost is only $10 per person and that covers everything. How can you go wrong at that price? This is always a great time for our residents to be together to reminisce and to plan; to share a meal and some laughs; to toast each other and dance the night away until the strains of Auld Lang Sine brings the year to an end. Believe me when I say its the best ten bucks youll spend all year so see Geri and get your tickets early. This event is always well attended and you wouldnt want to miss out because you procrastinated. Thats a New Years resolution I made last year, not to procrastinate; but I put it off until this year. Bingo Dont forget that every Thursday at 7 p.m. you can enjoy a game of Bingo with all your friends here at Cherrywood. Cash prizes are awarded and theres no limit on the fun and excitement. Bring your snacks and drinks and come out and enjoy.Plastic Models Recently an anonymous donor gave a large collection of plastic model planes; ships; vehicles and tanks to the Cherrywood Veterans Club. We were able to sell these items at a nice profit for the club. The veterans are very grateful for the support they received from our friends and neighbors and from Rob at Robs Hobby Shop and from Duane who is the president of the local Plastic Modeling Society Chapter. Spotlight on Excellence Each week we feature a couple of individual who has an interesting past; a promising future or who has made a significant contribution to the quality of life here at Cherrywood. This week we feature Quirino (Gugie) and Aprile Guglielmi. You have seen Gugie and Aprile at lots of the events here at Cherrywood. Both are high energy individuals who take part and contribute to the active life style of Cherrywood by being a part of many various groups Aprile is an accomplished crochet enthusiast as well as a very gifted artist. She is an active member of our CERT team; Songbirds singing group; and even taught crochet at the Marion County Jail for a year to the young female inmates. Gugie, Apriles husband, is an avid tennis player; enjoys co-ed pool; plays ping pong; likes bowling and rides his bike constantly. Both Aprile and Gugie had interesting and but very different backgrounds as they were growing up. Aprile was born in Connecticut, the older of two children. Her brother TimFriday, November 23, 2012 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com www.smcitizen.com 8 ~ Friday, November 23, 2012 S ometimes the calendar can be a little bit unfair with its listing of dates, holidays and remembrances. Take this week, for instance. Thursday was Nov. 22. Because it was the fourth Thursday in November, it was Thanksgiving Day in the United States, the earliest date it can be. It was a day for giving thanks for all that we have in this great nation, whether you agree with everything that is going on or not. Remember, in a lot of places you wouldnt have the right to disagree publicly with your government leaders. The U.S. is one of those great places in the world where you can speak your mind, within reason, of course. But Nov. 22 was also the anniversary of one of the tragedies of our lifetime. It has been 49 years since President John F. Kennedy was assassinated while riding in a motorcade in Dallas. There are certain events, usually tragedies, that make us recall where we were at the moment they occurred. For those who are older, and the numbers are dwindling, the upcoming remembrance of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, is one of those dates. For many adults, that Nov. 22, 1963, date is another. And of course, for almost all adults now alive, Sept. 11, 2001 will live on for many, many years. Of course, those of us who were of a reasonably young age in 1963 had studied the history of the presidents, and the 20-year jinx. We had heard of assassinations of a president. But Kennedy? He was relatively young, full of energy, gave an impassioned inaugural address and was like a perpetual pep talk for the nation. No one even remotely expected that an assassins bullet would cut short his term in the White House. There are certain aspects of history that Ive followed very closely, and the Kennedy and 9/11 tragedies are the main ones. Trouble is, all the shows on television about these events are repeats, and Ive seen all of them several times. I go through the Internet looking to learn new things about these happenings, but its getting harder and harder. This week, though, Thanksgiving trumps all the bad memories. Its a time to look up to the heavens and be thankful for what we have. Its also a time when many people unselfishly help others who may be a little down on their luck. So all of us here at the West Marion Messenger and South Marion Citizen wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving, and we know many of you will read this Wednesday or Thursday, although the paper is dated Friday. Hope you enjoyed the turkey, the subsequent nap, the football, and family and friends. And hopefully you didnt forget the reason for the holiday. * I mentioned the 20-year jinx, and there may be some who dont know what that is. Bascially, presidents elected in years ending in between 1840 and 1960 all died in office. That includes William Henry Harrison elected in 1840, Abraham Lincoln (1860), James A. Garfield (1880), William McKinley (1900), Warren G. Harding (1920), Franklin D. Roosevelt (1940) and John F. Kennedy (1960). Ronald Reagan was elected in 1980, and survived an assassination attempt, breaking the string. George W. Bush was elected in 2000, and despite Al Qaidas best efforts, survived Sept. 11. The big question: Who will dare run in 2020?Jim Clark is the editor of the South Marion Citizen. 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 month. 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. B lack Friday has arrived, although this year for many retailers it started on Turkey Thursday. It was kind of heartening to see a couple of stories in the past week that focused on stores that are opening early. One involved the store that is the target of many Americans, Walmart. There were a lot of reports that Walmart employees were going to strike because of the early opening that would take them away from their families. At this writing, we dont know if that came to fruition or not. The other involved Target, which was targeted (pun intended) by, of all people, some of its shareholders, who felt the stores were opening too early and disrupting the families of employees. Of course, there are those people who have to work on Thanksgiving. There are the obvious service personnel, police, fire, rescue, hospital, etc. But there are others. If you run out of milk on Thanksgiving and cruise around to find an open convenience store, if youre successful it wouldnt have hurt to thank the clerk for being there when you have to get something. All shoppers like bargains, although some go overboard in getting in position to get them. On television last weekend, we saw some people somewhere in Florida, not sure where, who were lined up outside a Best Buy on Sunday. Thats four days before the sales were to start. What type of person thinks that its worth it to lose four days out of your life to save a few bucks? Dont answer that. We think we know some of them. Its a shame, though, that what should be a day of thankful reflection has turned into a race to see which store can open first and attract the most customers. Take time today to visit your local retailers, you know, the ones owned by your friends and neighbors. Avoid the mayhem at the big box discount stores, and put money in the pockets of those who really care about you. You and your community will be better off. S UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Are the workers getting fed up? Day of thanks, and day of memories LETTERS TO THE EDITOR EDITORS NOTE: A reminder, writers are limited to one letter per month. Play ball!As a long time baseball and Yankee fan, I was pleased to read about the possible move of the Class A Tampa Yankees to Ocala. A release from the Yankees reported that the team draws about 1,600 fans per game in Tampa. Because the baseball possibilities of Ocala are untapped, residents of Marion County currently have to head south if they want to attend Minor League ball games. A move of the Tampa Yanks to Ocala would allow fans of many Major League teams to see the young players in the farm systems of their favorite teams. Im all for it! Barry Davis Ocala Current eventsMany Americans voted for John McCain in his 2008 presidential bid. They agreed to support the winner, Barack Obama, for the good of America. After all, Obama was young, fresh, and energetic. He promised hope and change to America ... which he never gave us. Then, Obama made a promise in 2012 of a vision of America and won a second term. He won the election but lost the support of the Americans who voted for McCain in 2008. They simply dont have any faith in Obamas promises, his abilities, or his policies. Now there is a deep-divide in America. So, besides a deeply divided nation, what other priorities will Obama immediately have to deal with? A fiscal-cliff (continuing/terminating tax-cuts, enacting debtceiling spending cuts, etc.) looms at year end 2012. It will force Obama to cross the Congressional isle to embrace Republicans in an effort to negotiate a Jim Clark Editor GUEST COLUMN BY ROB SCHWARZWALDER AND CATHY RUSE, J.D. Among the reactions to the Nov. 6 elections, the most common among conservatives might be shock. That very fact might indicate that too many of us have been living in an echo chamber, reassuring each other about our mutually-held convictions without listening to those who are, at best, ambivalent about conservativism. For example, Mitt Romneys message of economic freedom, utterly persuasive to the conservative ear, was unconvincing to members of a powerful new demographic who cast their votes overwhelming for Barack Obama: single women. For the first time in our nations history there are more unmarried than married women, a demographic change with potentially profound political consequences. Whether never married, divorced or widowed, whether childless or single moms, what the new majority of American women face is the prospect of an uncertain future, alone. Do they long for the security Big Government promises? Recall The Life of Julia, the politi-cartoon created by the Obama campaign depicting a woman dependent on government programs at every stage of her life, from womb to tomb. How offensive to women, conservatives thought; what a turn-off! We could not have been more wrong. It did not offend the millions of single women who voted for Obama. In fact, it may have been actually appealing. A 71year-old single woman interviewed on NPR said she voted for Obama because his policies made her feel more secure. In exit polls, Obama won the cares about us contest hands down. It is time to face the possibility that we are surrounded by Julias who regard a life of federal intervention as a pretty good deal. Government programs and institutions are inefficient at best, dangerously intrusive and soulkilling at worst (with some exceptions, of course). This is the perspective of the conservative. Yet those who have relied extensively on these programs will naturally be more sympathetic. If your family received food stamps, if you went to college on a Pell Grant or ROTC scholarship, obtained career training while serving in the military, went to work in any kind of government office (local, state or federal), saw your parents getting Medicare and Social Security, it will be difficult to make you a Big Government skeptic. Tens of millions of Americans have this perspective, as do more every day. Conservatives know this is part of the strategy of the political Left: get people dependent on government and you will get their votes. But did we know how well it was working? Mitt Romney vowed to reduce the size of government and our conservative hearts were cheered, but were even those anodyne words heard as an attack on the government programs embraced by many? Conservatives cant become bitter toward those Americans who dont agree with us. In this time of growing economic and international peril, people gravitated toward that which made them feel safer. President Obama made the stronger case (with the free and energetic help of the Fourth Estate) for a large, embracing, compassionate government. He persuaded enough people and won the office, but no one should think he has united America around his troubling vision. In his provocative pre-election column, Michael Barone spoke of Two Americas who no longer share a culture. 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O n Dec. 6, the Cherrywood Honor Guard will be honored for its service to the community and to the Veterans Club. Gerald Moscariello, leader of the Color Guard, and the members of the unit will be given Certificates of Appreciation for their many years of service and appearances at Memorial Day services; Veterans Day services and Honor Flight receptions. See the Veterans Club notice in this column. A Tree of and for AngelsJust inside the door of the clubhouse is a very special Christmas tree. On it, there are cards giving the names and ages of youngsters in our community that are sorely in need of Christmas gifts. There requests range from items of clothing to toys and everything in between. Each year the generous people of Cherrywood take one of these cards from the tree and make sure that the wishes of these young people are met. We are indeed fortunate that we have an abundance of Angels in our community. There are still a few of these cards left on the tree. While it may seem that Christmas is a ways off, it will be here before we know it. When you go by the clubhouse, stop in and get one of the cards so you can make a family in need happy this holiday season. We wont let any child go without a Christmas present under the tree if we can help it. There are few things that make this season brighter than the sparkle in youngsters eyes when they open that special gift on Christmas morning. Angel tree is a long and proud tradition at Cherrywood but we need your help to keep it going. Trim-a-Tree PartyEvery year the residents of Cherrywood gather in the clubhouse to decorate our community Christmas tree. Traditionally, each new person on the first year they move into Cherrywood, brings an ornament with their name on it and the date they moved in. Each year, these ornaments are brought out and everyone comes to place their decoration on the tree filling it with bright colors and warm memories. On Dec. 2 from 6 to about 9 p.m., our tradition continues. Everyone is encouraged to bring Christmas snacks and the drinks of their choice. Our new people are strongly urged to bring their decorated ornament and take part in the Christmas cheer of Cherrywood. Remember, your name and date should be on the decoration. As a special treat, our own Songbirds will be entertaining at this years festival so gather your friends and neighbors and join everyone down at the clubhouse for a super time as we share in the spirit of Christmas. Veterans Club meeting Decembers meeting of the Cherrywood Veterans Club is shaping up to be one of the busiest of the year. Our own CERT Team will be present to give a short presentation about preparing for emergencies and to offer special classes through the Sheriffs Department. Following the CERT team presentation, the members of our Color Guard will be honored for their service. Gerald and his team have done excellent work in their appearances at Veterans Day; Memorial Day and Honor Flight ceremonies. The next order of business will be a vote on the proposed charitable donations that we are recommending to be given before the holidays. Lastly, there will be a short discussion concerning next years projects and programs. Not only does your Veterans Club board invite you to come on out and be with your fellow veterans and our supporters so you too can have input into your Veterans Club; we urge you to be an active part of our good works. We meet at 2 p.m. on Dec. 6 in the clubhouse. Following the meeting, liquid eefreshments are served on the patio for a quiet social hour. There will be no meeting in January so dont miss Decembers meeting. Oil painting class You too can be an artist and learn how to work in oils. On Nov. 30, Debbie Blackburn is giving classes in the Bob Ross tradition of oil painting. Debbie is a very talented and accomplished teacher with great patience and style. Youll love learning your new skills under her tutelage. Classes begin at 8:30 a.m. and only cost $15; that includes your 8 x 10 canvas; paints; brushes; and instruction. All the student has to bring is a strong desire to learn and some paper towels for clean up. In addition, Debbie is donating the money charged to the Angel Tree project of Cherrywood. Class size is limited so contact Geri in the office to reserve your spot and pay in advance. Where else can you learn to develop your artistic abilities with professional instruction and materials for just a few dollars? Dont miss out; call Geri today.End of Time partyOn Dec. 21, the Mayan calendar runs out. I know thats a shock to most of us. According to legend, that will be the end of time for the world so what do we do in the face of such imminent disaster? We party of course. At 7 p.m. we will be holding a sock hop in the clubhouse with dancing and fun. Bring your own snacks and drinks to enjoy and to share if you wish. What better way to spend the last night of time than being with friends and neighbors having a ball? See you there for a great time. Garden ClubEveryone is welcome to attend the next Garden Club meeting on Tuesday at 11:15 a.m. on the clubhouse patio. Special guest speaker will be Master Gardener Norma Farnull who will be giving a presentation of Winter Gardening. This is a super opportunity to get your questions answered and get tips on how to care for your garden all winter long. The Garden Club is open to anyone who has an interest in flowers; shrubs; trees; lawns; water features; design or anything else pertaining to beautifying your property. If you are just starting out, you will find these meetings especially helpful as all the members of the club are eager to share their experience and knowledge. Enjoy the friendly and relaxed atmosphere of the Garden Club while you develop your own green thumb. Movie NightClint Eastwood stars in Gran Torino, Decembers Movie Night feature on the big screen. At 6 p.m. the show begins so youll want to arrive a little earlier and get a good seat. Popcorn, iced tea and lemonade are provided free of charge but youre welcome to bring your own snacks and drinks to enjoy. Gran Torino was a financially and critically acclaimed success for Eastwood as he deals with a young man of Asian decent in the gang filled streets of Detroit. This movie is rated R because of its strong language but what would you expect from a realistic dramatic presentation. Movie Night is a free evening of great entertainment and relaxed company. Dont miss Gran Torino Dec. 4 at 6 p.m.Shutterbugs MeetOn Friday, Dec. 7 at 10 a.m., the Shutterbugs will be gathering in the library of the clubhouse for their December meeting. There will be a prize for the best Thanksgiving themed photo contestant. The only rules are that your picture must have a Thanksgiving theme and it must have been take by you yourself. Anyone and everyone are welcome to attend and take part in this fun contest. Bring your interest in photography; bring your photo and bring yourself to the Shutterbugs Camera Club. Trivia NightCome join guest Quizmaster Donna James for Trivia Night at Cherrywood on Dec. 19 at 6 p.m. in the clubhouse. The theme for the questions is Christmas among others so put on your thinking caps and get ready for another fun and exciting evening of friendly competition. If youve never been to Trivia Night youre missing a lot. Everyone divides into teams of three or four persons. The emcee then puts questions up on the big screen and the groups try to come up with the answer and write it down on the answer sheets provided. When it comes to the end of the quiz, answer sheets are exchanged and graded. The winners get bragging rights and often a small prize. If you dont have a team or want to just come by yourself, no problem. Youll be welcomed in and assigned a team so all you have to do is show up. On Dec. 19, admission is a Pot Luck Christmas Treat to pass around. Usually admission is a buck per person but because its Christmas, this month is an exception. Youll enjoy the challenge but you will enjoy the camaraderie and fun even more. Of course along with your treats to pass, you can bring your own snacks and drinks to make the evening even more fun. 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BY ELOISE HOLLYFIELD ejh2025@gmail.com An opportunity to donate a Christmas gift to children, a unique fashion show, entertainment, and bowling constitute this weeks OTOW Happenings. Lions Club The annual Christmas Tree will be placed and decorated in the H&R Ballroom on Nov. 24. Tags labeled by gender and age will be placed on the tree. Wont you take the time to come by and select a tag for a needy child, purchase a Christmas gift for him or her? Please do not open or wrap the Christmas gift, just place it under the Christmas tree. A club member removes the gift each day to a secured location until it is time to wrap them; the fire department picks up and delivers the gifts. Christmas is about giving. Please open your heart to a need child, and perhaps he or she will someday be able to do the same for other needy children! As most of you recall, each year the Lions Club puts on a very popular annual fashion show. Another fashion show is planned, but with a unique twist! The models will be wearing fashions that are made of recyclable materials! The OTOW Lions Club First Recycled Trashy Fashion Show is scheduled for April 12. Club members will not be the models; instead, members of the communitys other clubs (and not just OTOW clubs) and organizations will create and model their own trashy outfits and will be competing against each other for one of three cash prizes: $1,000, $500, and $300. The money will be donated to the charity of the winners choice. Details in regards to what materials may be used in these trashy outfits, submission procedures, etc. should be available to you by mid-December. Does YOUR club or organization have what it takes to win this exciting contest? Look for further information in this newspaper and in the weekly South Marion Citizens column, OTOW Happenings. You may also contact PDG Lion Estelle Clark at pdgestelle@yahoo.com (352-861-7358) or me at ejh2025@gmail.com at any time. The Entertainment GroupOn Jan. 26, at 7 p.m., Dr. Steven Dunn, DDS and his staff bring back one of the most popular groups ever to perform at OTOW: Americas Ambassadors to Hospitalized Veterans. (As usual, after our show, they perform the same show for the patients at the VA hospitals in Gainesville and Lake City). This years cast of eight presents an all new show, the Golden Hits of Every Era, which includes music from the follow eras: 20s; 30s; 40s; Big Band Swing; 50s Rock n Roll Classics; 60s; 70s; and 80s Retro hits, with a rousing, extended patriotic finale! Glittering costumes, classic choreography and professional staging make this show a must see! Advance ticket sales are on Nov. 26, 28, and 30, resuming on Jan. 7 from 8:30 to 10 a.m. and every M-W-F thereafter. Thanks to Dr. Dunn, tickets are $8 general admission and $10 for reserved seating, with a maximum of four per person purchase and are for the residents of all OTOW communities and Indigo East. Friday, November 23, 2012 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 10 ~ Friday, November 23, 2012 www.smcitizen.com 000D7DQ You Have Tried The Rest... NOW TRY THE BEST I t a l i a n R e s t a u r a n t & P i z z a Italian Restaurant & Pizza A Taste of Brooklyn in Ocala JASMINE PLAZA 6106 SW State Rd. 200 Ocala, FL (352) 861-2828 HOURS : Mon.-Thurs. 11AM 8:30PM Fri. & Sat. 11AM 9:30 PM Sunday Closed MONDAY ONLY SPAGHETTI with Meatballs $ 6.99 Dine-In or Take-Out No Coupon Necessary TUESDAY ONLY LARGE 16 8-Slice Cheese Pizza $ 6.99 Dine-In or Take-Out No Coupon Necessary Best Pizza C ATERING A VAILABLE and skeptical of government; the other, skeptical of business and supportive of government. Through the television and radio we consume (Rush Limbaugh vs. NPR), the cities in which we choose to live (Dallas vs. San Francisco), we seal ourselves off in the America of our choosing while trying to ignore the other America. Ronald Reagan could appeal to both Americas by speaking the language of the old universal popular culture, Barone wrote. Barack Obama ... has failed to do so. And that is the glass-half-full perspective on the election. Barack Obama did not appeal to our, conservative America. He has done no better than we have to convince a majority of his fellow citizens of a broad agenda resting on shared beliefs and hopes. One thing is certain: the conservative movement cannot afford to be surprised by exit polls again. We must fight every impulse to be insular. We must learn the hearts and minds and language of the other America, so that we can make the case for conservatism in every corner, winsomely, winningly. The future of our beloved nation depends on it. Rob Schwarzwalder, Senior Vice-President of the Family Research Council, served in the G.W. Bush Administration and has been chief of staff to two Members of Congress. Cathy Ruse, a graduate of Georgetown Law Center, is Senior Fellow for Legal Studies at FRC and previously was Chief Counsel to the Constitution Subcommittee in the House of Representatives. BIG CONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 solution/compromise. He has demonstrated in the past that this is something he doesnt relish doing; it is contrary to his socialist policies. The House of Representatives is still controlled by Republicans. Hopefully, we will not get a rerun of the 20102012 period when little got done in Congress. Obama must work closely with Congress to get results not demand results as he has done in the past. Regardless of what Obama and other liberal pundits say, Obama doesnt have a realistic mandate. Without one, how can he lead America to prosperity, peace and excellence? Increasing taxes on the rich is not a mandate. Making drastic spending-cuts is. A specific plan to get people back to work is. Making a plan to reduce our $16 trillion debt is another. Major tax-reform is another mandate. Obama still owes the American people a clear, honest explanation of the Libyan situation. The Libyan thing has been dragging on far too long and is fraught with lies, misinformation and passing-the-buck. Libya is not a critical thing, however, if we Americans dont get an honest explanation, Obamas integrity will become even more questionable. And the list goes on: Petraeus/Allen, Israel/Gaza, Iran, Storm Sandy. Things are not looking too pleasant for Obama. I hope and pray that they will get better, that Obama comes to the realization that he must do the right things for America, that a divided-nation will be healed. Joe OHara Ocala Education solution I offer a school solution to our education system. All schools have uniforms for students, boy schools and girl schools, male teachers for boys and female teachers for girls. No seniors should have to pay for schools if they have no children attending. It takes guts and intelligence to make this happen. Don Goodyear Taxpayer and Veteran LETTERSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 Congregation Beth Israel Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala will hold a Chanukah party on Sunday, Dec. 9, at 4:30 p.m. at the Collins Center, 9401 Highway 200, Building 300 in Ocala. The event will celebrate the Festival of Lights with the traditional lighting of the Chanukah candles, piano entertainment by Sally SmithAdams, former player in the Catskills and a festive meal catered by Too Jays featuring roast brisket of beef and potato latkes, (pancakes) vegetable and an array of desserts. The cost is $18. Please RSVP to Estelle (352-861-2542) to make a reservation. Congregation Beth Israel is the only Reconstructionist Jewish community in the 200 corridor and welcomes all to come and experience the joy and warmth of this festival with the Beth Israel community. Congregation Beth Israel is under the guidance of the Jewish Reconstructionist Federation. It is a liberal, inclusive, progressive community. For further information, visit our website: wwwbethisraelocala.org or contact Judi at 352-237-8277. Friendship Baptist Sunday Services at Friendship Baptist Church on Nov. 25 begin with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. followed by the morning worship service at 10:45 a.m. Pastor Randall Brown will bring a inspiring Bible message and Mrs. Linda Brown will lead the choir and special musical numbers in worship and praise. The evening service and Bible study will be at 6 p.m. The Mens prayer meeting will be on Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 8:30 a.m. The Wednesday evening Bible study and Teen Impact will take place at 7 p.m. On Nov. 30, Young at Heart will meet at 6:30 p.m. Friendship Baptist Church is at 9510 S.W. 105th St., off State Road 200. The church phone is 352-2372640. Christs Church of Marion County Saturday, Nov. 24: Mens Prayer Group, 8 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 25: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 25: Jimmy Strickland Concert, 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27: Ladies Fellowship and Hobbies, 9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28: Church Photos, 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29: Church Photos, 10 a.m. Christs Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., off State Road 200, Ocala. Phone is 352-8616182, website is www.ccomc.org.St. Jude CatholicThe Bereavement Group for those grieving the loss of a loved one will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 1 p.m. Meetings are open to anyone in the community with a need to share their feelings of grief. Please call the church office at 352-3470154 prior to each meeting you plan to attend. Creole Masses for the Haitians in our community are celebrated every second and fourth Sunday of the month at 5 p.m. The next date is Nov. 25. The St. Jude venue for used items, Anthonys Attic, will not be open for business during the months of November and December. The Year of Faith began in October and will continue through November of 2013. As a part of this, on Saturday, Nov. 24, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Deacon Dana McCarthy will present a discussion entitled Mary, Our Mother in Faith.Countryside PresbyterianThe Rev. Belinda Newhart will be the guest preacher at the Christ the King worship service on Sunday, Nov. 25, at 10:30 a.m. at Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. The public is invited. For further information, call the church office at 352237-4633. Maranatha Baptist 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. AWANA is an ongoing program and registration is always open. For further information, please call 352-347-5683. Young people programs Pastor Mike Swingle invites all kids from from kindergarten to grade 5, we have our Kidz Connect ministry. They meet once a month on the second Friday at 6 p.m. at the church. Pastor Mike also invites all students from grade 6 to grade 12, to join the teen ministry Tranzformers, which meets on the 3rd Friday each month at 6 p.m. at the church. Each ministry combines fun, connecting with others and ultimately connecting with the God who created them. Come check us out! Pastor Mike Swingle, the youth pastor, continues to plan many activities for young people. Religion Lions put up Christmas tree to help needy children OTOW HAPPENINGS 11100 SW 93 Ct. Rd. Suite 12, Ocala, FL Mon-Thur 11am-10pm Fri & Sat 11am-11pm Sunday 11am-9pm 402-0003 Buy 1 Meal Get 1 at 1 / 2 OFF Equal or Lesser Value With purchase of 2 drinks With coupon Exp. 12/7/12 000D41P 7 1 1 1 9 3 T a s t e T h e B e s t T a s t e T h e B e s t Taste The Best 000DAC7 000D3DW ALL FAITH CREMATION SOCIETY Marion Woods is working with Toys For Tots to bring smiles to children this holiday season. Now through December 23 when you drop off a new unwrapped toy at Marion Woods youll receive a free meal. For more information call us at 352-671-1700 Call today for your complimentary meal. Welcome to Holiday. Welcome home. 1661 SE 31st Street, Ocala, FL 34471 352-671-1700 | www.marion-woods.net 000DB3A Travel ToppersTravel Toppers has some seats available for the musical to 5 at the Show Palace Dinner Theater on Saturday, Jan. 12. The cost is $71, which includes the show, meal, and coach and tips for the driver. For further information, call Allan Rickards at 352-390-3075. Joyce Woods has seats for Hurrah for Hollywood at the Peabody Auditorium in Daytona Beach on Tuesday, Feb. 12. The cost is $83 for show, lunch at Lulus Seaside Grill, and coach and tips for driver. Contact Joyce immediately at 352-390-2359. Travel Toppers is taking a waiting list for Two different Views of Christmas on Thursday, Dec. 6. Contact Mary Lamp. For Christmas Day, at the Show Palace, call Pat Hood at 352-237-8533 and for Wicked, at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa, call Linda Hein at 352-861-9880. Bowling LeagueThe Lucky Four team has taken over first place, followed closely by OSIMA and the Pin Poppers. This month congratulations go to the bowlers who have bowled games well over their average. It is not the actual average that wins games, but rather, the pins over the average. A bowler with a 180 average who bowls a 200 is only 20 pins over average, but a bowler with a 130 average who bowls a 160 is 30 pins over. Among the ladies who make the spotlight this month, with high above average games, are Rose Hamel, with a plus 69; Linda Gallager, with 65; Louise Zoccoli, with a 61 and 56; Liz Cruce, Marianne Ingwersen, and Linda McIntyre all with plus 57; Edie Plachcinski ,54; Betty Biron and Susan Fogg ,with plus 52; and Barbara Reynolds at plus 51. Among the men were Art Buecher, with an outstanding 79 pins over average; Pete Gorczok, 69; Butch Swank, 68; Norm Hebert, 66; Jerry Roney, 64; Renato Molas, 63; and Peter Ingwersen and Bill Specht with plus 61. There is a long way to go to the end of the season and there is no doubt these great performances will be repeated or even surpassed. Air Force Association honor Howard L. Burke of Ocala, left, was presented the Air Force Association National Medal of Merit by AFA State/Region President Mike Emig of Ocala at a recent meeting of the Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 at the Ocala International Airport. 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A t the Nov. 12 meeting, a new name was chosen for the merged clubs. The new club will be named Performing Arts Company of Oak Run. A new board of directors was elected: president, Joseph Zaccaro, 1st vice president, Norma Poucher, 2nd vice president, Jerri Shorey, secretary, Sarah Schmidt, treasurer, Marlena Yaich, assistant treasurer, Linda Noel. Past presidents Cheryl Gaines of Way Off Broadway and Frank Porterfield of Little Theatre will serve on the executive board. The new company has chosen for its spring production The Odd Couple, the female version. You will recall how well received and loved were The Odd Couple Broadway play and the movie of the same name. Co-directing the production will be Patty Waddell and newcomer as a director, Diana Schmidt. A production team is being put together and will be announced in future articles. Auditions will be held in December and the company will commence rehearsals on Jan. 2. The play will be on stage at the Palm Grove Club as a dinner theatre presentation on Thursday, March 21, with regular productions on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th. Those of you who have attended a past dinner theatre show know what an extravaganza it is. There are limited seats for the dinner theatre so get your tickets early. Upstate New York Club holiday dinnerThe dinner will be at Royal Oaks on Monday, Dec. 10. Meet and greet at 5 p.m. followed by dinner at 6 p.m. There will be a cash bar and members of Royal Oaks may place their drinks on their member numbers. Entertainment will feature the ever popular Sally Langwah, impressionist. The last and final sale date is Nov. 30 at Palm Grove. If you have any questions contact Sandy Mantel at 352-873-9112. Troubadours to sing at annual tree trimJoin your friends and neighbors Sunday, Dec. 2, at 1:30 p.m. in Palm Grove as the Troubadours bring you the spirit of the season with Christmas songs that will lift you up and get you in the holiday mood. Along with some of your favorites, we will be performing a marvelous piece called Carol of the Magi by John Rutter, accompanied by Sharon Barnes on the cello. Sharon will also perform a Christmas medley which she has arranged. We will invite the audience to join in singing some familiar songs of the season. After the program we can all enjoy refreshments furnished by the Ambassadors. Practice for our Spring Concert in April will begin on Thursday, Jan. 3, from 1 to 3 p.m. in Palm Grove. Be there by 12:45 p.m. to pick up your music. The Troubadours are seeking new sopranos and altos for spring. If interested, please call Dr. Mary Beth Lake at 352-873-8787 for more information. It is not necessary to be a music reader, just a pleasant voice and the ability to sing in tune will be fine. Look forward to hearing from you. So Youve Finished Writing Your Book. Now What?Oak Run resident Mary Ellen Barchi will be giving a class on Dec. 10 for Master the Possibilities at On Top Of The World. So Youve Finished Your BookThe Agent Query Process And What To Do In The Meantime, is an introduction to the next step toward traditional publishing through representation by a literary agent. The first half of this PowerPoint presentation explains the benefits of acquiring an agent and tips on composing the necessary query letter. Mary Ellen will briefly demonstrate a valuable program designed to help writers select agents to query and to keep track of submissions and responses. The second half covers what to do while waiting for agent responses, that is to build your writers platform. Hopefully, this beginners course will give attendees the basic tools needed to start the agent query process or at least prepare them for what lies ahead when theyre ready. Seating is limited so register early at: www.masterthepossibilities.com. Ms. Barchi is a freelance writer, speaker and author having completed a paranormal romance novel as well as a contributor to Ocalas Good Life magazine and Ocala Style. Oak Run TravelJoin our wonderful guide Kent for this tour we call Light & Life of Ponce Inlet on Friday, April 12, at Daytona beach. He takes us down to the sea in time and taste and to the tallest lighthouse in Florida. Experience life at sea on an excursion looking for dolphins, stingrays and other sea life. Well have lunch at a local seafood restaurant where you will be served one of the following: fried or broiled seafood, a chowder/salad combo or a luscious shrimp salad. For non-seafood lovers hamburgers or chicken sandwiches are also available. This will be followed by a visit to a sea turtle rehabilitation center. The price of $63.50 per person includes bus drivers tip. Call Joann and Jan Flickenger. On Saturday, April 20, enjoy the music of brothers George and Ira Gershwin at the David A. Straz, Jr. Center. S Wonderful takes you via singing and dancing to New York City in 1916, Paris in the 1930s, Hollywood in the 1940s, New Orleans in the 1950s and more! More than 40 classic hits will be featured. Frank and Shirley Semmelmayer will be your hosts so give them a call. Cost is $52 per person including bus drivers tip. If anyone needs information about any of our trips please call the host(s) of that particular trip. The host has all the information on the trip and needs to know what your concerns or questions might be. Royal Oaks Lady NinersOn Nov. 15 we played low net and full handicap. Flight A: tied in first, Sally Crass and Patty Waddell, second, IIene Simnowitz. Flight B: first, Ginger Drake, second, Julie Jackson, third, Diane Dufresne. Closest to pin on #3 was Kerry Tims. We had two chip-ins, Eleanor Cerlenko on #2 and IIene Simnowitz on #4. Just a reminder our next meeting will be Dec. 6 after golf. Bring a check for $20 for our annual dues. Royal Oaks Mens GolfOn Nov. 12, 14, and 16 the annual Mens Club Championship was held. This was a tournament based on gross scores, with the flights put in place based on handicap. There were 44 participants, a lesser number than in other tournaments, but the length of the tournament causes conflicts in schedules for some. The week was a typical one for this time of year. The days were for the most part cloudy, a little windy, and cool. Not the best of conditions, but the course was in fine shape which more than made up for the weather. There were four flights in the lower handicap group. The winners were: Flight one first was Bud Murray with a three day total of 232, second with a 241 was Bob Gray, and third with a 255 was Dave Dawson. Flight two first was Mickey Klein with a 252, tied for second with 255 were Emmett Dowling and Ron Tennant. Flight three first with a 265 was Hal Loomis, second with a 267 was John DeSalvo, and third with a 269 was Dale Wurzburger. Flight four first with a 269 was Al Prachel, tied for second with 280 were Tom Ducz and John Terry. There were three flights in the senior group. The winners were: Flight one first with a 259 was Virgil Hein, second with a 269 was Mike Madill, and third with a 275 was Chuck Engel. Flight two first with a 270 was Dick Rizzo, second with a 272 was Paul Colatruglio, and third with a 277 was Steve Casner. Flight three first with a 279 was Paul Valois, second was Duke Slayton with a 294, and third was Finn Jacobsen with a 298. There will be one more tournament this year, in the first part of December. Get that game shaped up! Royal Oaks Womens Golf On Thursday, Nov. 8, and Tuesday, Nov. 13, we played a two day gross score tournament to determine our -2013 ROWGO Club Champion. At the end of play on Nov. 8, the winners were: First Flight 1st place, JT Lemasters, 2nd place, Elsa Berbig; Second Flight 1st place, Roseann Lavacca, 2nd place tie, Janet Tully and Noreen Salo; Third Flight 1st place tie, Maureen Edwards and Gayle Feeman, 3rd Place, Barb Scozzafava. JT LeMasters was Closest to the Pin. On Tuesday, Nov. 13 the winners were: First flight: 1st place, Diana Galla, 2nd place, Sylvia Zappia; Second flight: 1st place, Jan Tennant, 2nd place, Roseann Lavacca; Third flight: 1st place, Noreen Salo 2nd place, Gayle Feeman. Sylvia Zappia was Closest to the Pin. After totalling the scores from both days, Jan Tennant was awarded the title of ROWGO Club Champion!! The runners-up were: First flight: 1st place, Diana Galla, 2nd place, Sylvia Zappia, 3rd, Elsa Berbig; Second flight: 1st place, Roseann Lavacca, 2nd place, Noreen Salo, 3rd place, Janet Tully; Third Flight: 1st place, Gayle Feeman, 2nd place, Ginger Drake, 3rd place, Inge Szabo. Congratulations to our club champion Jan Tennant and all the others Mr. Codys CornerI have been informed that Sheltering Hands Rescue which does such fine work for kitty cats needs fabric and sewing notions to make crafts to sell and raise funds. Any type of fabric, even scraps and holiday theme goods are needed as well as all types of sewing notion including ribbons, lace, buttons, beads, thread or any craft type items. If you have any items that you want to donate, please call Janice at 352-861-3831. Thank you for your donations. L et me make it clear right up front that Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. I admit I am not too fond of many holidays. Can a week go by without some holiday that shuts down everybody? I celebrated Veterans Day, for example, on Sunday and the next day I went to the bank and discovered the bank was celebrating Veterans Day on Monday. Dont they know what day it is? I trust these people with my money? Of all the holidays we have, Thanksgiving is high on my list. I used to have a high regard for my birthday but so many of them have come that I do not like them anymore. I am ready to cancel that holiday. My birthday only means I am one year older and not one whit wiser. I am not thinking just about the scrumptious Thanksgiving dinner. Okay, maybe I am, a little. Down through the years, I have been great fraternity buddies with eating. We have bonded so great throughout the years that even now that bonding is beginning to show.I like Thanksgiving, and so I am a little confused about these Sanity Challenged Buffoons who are allergic to the word Thanksgiving. They want to use names like, Turkey Day, and the latest one TDay. What the T stands for is anybodys guess. I know what D-Day stands for but all the gray matter has leaked out of my skull trying to figure out what TDay stands for. Given the rationality of these purveyors of insanity, I can only guess. Looking at what is happening to this great holiday, I have uncovered a con so covert that most people do not know it is going on. I call it the great Thanksgiving con. This is especially true for those who call it Turkey Day. First off, everybody says nice things about the turkey. The more the turkey struts, the more the compliments flow his way. What the turkey does not know is that when these Turkey Day people are looking at the turkey they are also licking their lips. It is not the beautiful feathers that interest them. It is not the way the turkey proudly struts back and forth. The frame these people want to see the turkey in is a roasting pan. They want to get rid of all those feathers that the turkey is so proud of and strip him bare so that he fits nicely in the pan. The last few weeks of the turkeys life are rather remarkable. These people will give the turkey everything it wants. More food than the turkey can gobble up. What the turkey does not know is that there is a destiny in store for him. With all the attention paid him, he has the idea that everybody appreciates him for his looks. If this turkey would ever spend an evening watching television with his human host, he would gather the idea that the most important thing in all the world is how you look. Looking into the mirror the turkey is quite proud of what he sees. He assumes that what he sees looking in the mirror is what his human host sees when they look at him. How wrong can it be? The con begins to unfold. Rumors are flying about that there is a great banquet being prepared in his honor. Any turkey would be proud of this kind of development and look forward to being the guest of honor. In fact, as the turkey struts back-and-forth in front of his human hosts, he hears them saying, Wont that turkey look good at our dinner table? Whose head wouldnt turn hearing this kind of a compliment? What the turkey does not know is that being a guest at a dinner table is a one-time event for a creature like himself. Any turkey worth his feathers does not think beyond this great feast being held in his honor. I can imagine the gobble back in the turkey pen with the other turkeys. This great big, good-looking turkey, is telling all the others how important he is on the other side of the fence. Being the kind of turkey that he is, his gobble wins over the admiration of the other turkeys. Im so special, the turkey gobbles to his inferiors, that those humans are having a special banquet and I am the special guest of honor. The rest of the turkeys are ooohing in his direction for they never seen anyone quite as special as this turkey. The fatal day arrives. People come for the turkey and the rest of the turkeys have gathered around giving him a special turkey sendoff. They cannot wait to hear his report when he gets back from the special banquet. I say this is a con to beat all cons. Wrong messages are being sent to the turkey population. Thinking they are the guest of honor, they turn out to be the main dish on the banquet table. This is why I am against the term Turkey Day. It sends the wrong message. The focus around our table on this special occasion will not be the turkey but rather giving thanks to God who has been so good to us. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name (Psalms 100:4 KJV). Friday, November 23, 2012 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 18 ~ Friday, November 23, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Great Thanksgiving con O UT TO PASTOR J S Rev. James L. Snyder Little Theatre/Way Off Broadway: Merged club picks new name O AK RUN C W Carol AnnWheeler Moose Lodge activitiesFriday, Nov. 23, fish or shrimp 5 to 7 p.m., Kenn Elvis Grube 6 to 10 p.m. Singing and dancing permitted. Saturday, Nov. 24, pork loin dinner, 5 to 7 p.m., Solid Gold Oldies but Goodies entertainment 6 to 10 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25, Officer training, 9 a.m., Bar Bingo 4 to 6 p.m., football in the Social Quarters. Monday, Nov. 26, LOOM meeting, 7 p.m. Coney dogs. Tuesday, Nov. 27, dart league at 5:45 (new league just starting, newcomers welcome). Wednesday, Nov. 28, officers meeting, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, cards 1 p.m.; shuffleboard 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, fish or shrimp 5 to 7 p.m.; singing and dancing with Town and Country. 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Crafters. Noella Salas, Olga Mehinovich, Ann Ferran, Laura Jesse, Pat Wurst and Evelyn Olsen faithfully meet every Monday at 1 p.m. to work on their projects, share their ideas and collaborate on the clubs latest endeavors. All the items the ladies expertly craft are donated to local charities; and this year, the crafters are pleased to donate a variety of items to the Salvation Army and Ocala Oaks Rehabilitation Center. Handmade items included 20 baby sweaters and 2 hats, 4 baby blankets, and 10 childrens vests, as well as 12 cosmetic bags with cosmetics, 2 sheet sets and socks. Ocala Oaks received 8 quilted lap robes, shawls and slippers. The crafters gratefully accept donations of material, yarn and notions which may be dropped off in the wicker basket inside the Craft Room in the Lifestyle Center. Any resident who wishes to join this very worthwhile group may submit their name to the Activities Office or stop by the Craft Room on Mondays at 1 p.m. Travel newsIf you are interested in any of the trips listed below, details are available on the flyers posted on the Travel Board in the Lifestyle Center, or you may call 352-237-7152 for more information. Trips are open to the general public if space allows. Be part of one of the first groups to sail aboard the brand new cruise ship Celebrity Reflection departing from Miami on Jan. 5, 2013, with stops in San Juan, St. Maarten and St. Kitts. Reservations are being accepted for this seven night Eastern Caribbean cruise, with rates including all port charges, taxes, round-trip bus from Ocala, gratuities and one-hour open bar cocktail party. A $250 deposit will hold your space. Join the group going to Orlando for Lobbies, Lites and ICE on Thursday, Dec. 6. Tour some of the Disney hotels decorated for Christmas and enjoy all the Christmas lights. Then tour the Gaylord Palms ICE!, featuring DreamWorks Merry Madagascar and end the day with a fabulous dinner at the Gaylord Palmsall for $77 per person. Spend the holidays at the Beau Rivage in Biloxi. This Christmas trip will be Dec. 23 to 26 and is $189 per person, double occupancy and $259 for a single. The trip includes transportation, bus refreshments, prizes, bingo, movies, driver tips, hotel and baggage; two breakfast buffets per person; $25 free play at the Beau Rivage; and a visit to Boomtown with $5 free play and free lunch buffet. Check the flyer posted on the Travel Board for more details and to sign up. Reservations are being accepted for a day at Tampa Bay Downs on Feb. 15. Try your luck betting on the horses as well as enjoy a great meal. The cost is $54 per person, which includes clubhouse admission, racing program, trophy presentation in Winners Circle, and a hot buffet luncheon with carving station in the Clubhouse Turn Dining Room. Its a sure bet that youll have a great day. Do you like to plan ahead? Then mark your calendar for January 19 to 26, 2014 (yes, thats 2014) for a western Caribbean cruise on Freedom of the Seas. You will visit ports in Labadee (Haiti), Jamaica, Grand Cayman and Cozumel. Inside cabins include the cruise, port charges and government taxes, as well as a $50 bonus per cabin shipboard credit. More information is listed on the Travel Board. If youre thinking about taking a vacation in the spring of 2014, our Travel Club has made plans for a terrific European riverboat cruise on the Elbe River. Enjoy time in Berlin, Dresden, Wittenberg and Prague and includes 7 nights aboard the M/S River Allegro, which was built specifically for cruising the Elbe, and was recently refurbished with the travelers needs and comfort in mind. More details on this spectacular trip are listed in the brochure posted on the Travel Board. Diane Bress is Marion Landings Activities Director and an employee of Leland Management, Inc. Friday, November 23, 2012 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 12 ~ Friday, November 23, 2012 www.smcitizen.com the Citizen Maintain the health of your business Advertise in Land/Home Financing FHA Loans VA Loans Buy For Loans Home Only Loans USDA Loans Equity Financing Alternative Income Financing 352-622-6324 or 1-800-313-6324 Prestige Home Centers, Inc. 4300 SOUTH PINE AVE. (441) OCALA Just one block north of Ocalas Drive-In Theater 000DCEU MODEL CLOSEOUT Financing Available For People With Less Than Perfect Credit! We Also Have BANK-OWNED REPOSESSED HOMES! Repos Available With Land or Without! SAVE THOUSANDS SOUTH OCALA I-75 SR40 SR200 441 Prestige Home Centers, Inc. N NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY!! Including furniture packages (on select models) Read the classifieds T he Landing Lites holiday concert will be held next Saturday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m. in the Lifestyle Center. Tickets are $5 each and will continue to be sold next week, as well as at the door. The concert will be a blend of 13 sacred and secular music selections featuring two soloists: Karen Blinkhorn, music director at Sunrise Elementary School, a third generation oboist who has performed with the Ocala Symphony Orchestra; and our own Lina Vallejo, who will sing an a capella arrangement of Ave Maria. This is a Marion Landing holiday tradition you wont want to miss, and this years concert will be dedicated to the memory of a long-time Landing Lites member Marian Curtin. Board members chosenThe Association of Marion Landing Owners, Inc., held their annual Members Meeting on Friday, Nov. 9, at which time Board President Joe Raffony gave the boards annual report, and homeowners elected two of their five-member board of directors. Directors are elected for staggered two-year terms, with three directors elected in odd years and two directors elected in even years. Elected this year were Jim Adwell and Bill Wurst, who will join current board directors Joe Raffony, Bob Fink and Connie Rowe in carrying out the business of the community. Immediately after the annual meeting, the board held an organizational meeting, and the 2013 slate of officers is as follows: Joe Raffony, president; Bob Fink, 1st vice president; Bill Wurst, 2nd vice president; Connie Rowe, secretary; and Jim Adwell, treasurer. A regular board meeting will be held on Friday, Dec. 7, at the Lifestyle Center. All residents are invited to attend. Also announced at the annual meeting was the Volunteer Group of the Year: The Landing Lites, Marion Landings community chorus. Accepting the award on behalf of the group was Marilee Hickman, assistant director of the Landing Lites. The 40plus member chorus, under the direction of Floyd Hickman, performs two concerts per year, often with guest soloists and performers, and is one of the most popular groups within the community.Volunteers recognizedAt the Nov. 13 Tuesday Social, John and Noreen Metzger were recognized as the communitys volunteers of the month. In her presentation, Board Secretary Connie Rowe introduced these volunteers as follows: This month we are honoring a couple who moved to Marion Landing in 1998 from my home Landing Lites holiday concert will be on Dec. 1 M ARION LANDING D B Diane Bress PLEASESEELANDING PAGE14 LANDINGCONTINUED FROM PAGE 15 Eyecare hours are: M T TH F 8:30 -5:00; W 1:00-6:00 Select Sat. are available United Health Care Medicare and Blue Cross Blue Shield Provider Heath Brook Commons (next to Publix) 5400 SW College Rd/Highway 200, Suite 106, Ocala, FL 34474 Dr. James A. Muse B o a r d C e r t i f i e d Board Certified O p t o m e t r i c P h y s i c i a n Optometric Physician Our commitment to personalized eyecare... Your eyes are our masterpiece. museumeyecare@live.com Need a NEW Optometrist? Transfer Prescriptions and or Records Call 352-622-3937 000D404 MUSEUM EYECARE 000D5LY Dr. Stubrud, Dr. Sands and Dr. Simpson Chiropractic, Massage, Acupuncture N 1/4 Mi. 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Friday, November 23, 2012 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 16 ~ Friday, November 23, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Attend the worship service of your choice... 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 000D683 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 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 000D2GN Wednesday 6:30 PM Children/Student Ministries 6:30 PM Mid-Week Bible Study www.collegeroad.org 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 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. 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Neither do we. 7171 SW SR 200, Ocala, FL 352-237-3035 uccocala.org Dr. H.W. McSwain, Jr., Pastor 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! 000D7EJ 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 Bible Study/Prayer Meeting . 6:45 P.M. Pastor Bill Fortune 000D1HQ PREACHING THE TRUTH IN LOVE 525 Marion Oaks Trail, Ocala 75 484 484 Exit 341 SW 49TH AVE. MARION OAKS PASS MARION OAKS TRAIL 200 484 MARION OAKS COURSE 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 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 000DANR Bible Studies Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Southwest Christian Church 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 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 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 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. 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Friday, November 23, 2012 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 14 ~ Friday, November 23, 2012 www.smcitizen.com LANDINGCONTINUED FROM PAGE 12 state, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Since moving here 14 years ago, they have been two very active residents in our community. Both are current members of our Patrol Group and the Sunshine Committee, and are former members of the Little Theatre Group. They are very involved in many of the activities available in the Landing such as cards and bowling and participate yearly in the Senior Games. She is a member of the Landing Lites chorus and he does the video taping of all their shows, as well as various other special events held at our Lifestyle Center. For many years, she has been and continues to be a proof reader for The Communicator, and he is always available to assist the Sound Group. It is my great pleasure to present the Volunteer Recognition Award to Noreen and John Metzger. The Metzgers engraved plaque will join the more than 150 other volunteers recognized by the community since 2001, all of which are posted in the Lifestyle Center. Award recipients are chosen from a list of residents who are nominated for the award by their peers. If you would like to nominate a fellow resident for a volunteer recognition award, please forward your recommendation, in writing, to a Board member, member of the Activities Support Committee, or the Activities Director.Holiday food drive continuesMarion Landings annual food drive to benefit Interfaith Emergency Services is now under way. Almost any unopened item not requiring refrigeration, such as canned fruit and vegetables, pasta, cereal and peanut Marion Landing 2013 Board of Directors, from left, Bill Wurst, second vice president; Jim Adwell, treasurer; Joe Raffony, president; Connie Rowe, secretary; Bob Fink, first11vice president.PHOTO BY DIANE BRESS butter and hygiene products such as tooth paste and deodorant are always needed. Marion Landing has been conducting an annual food drive for many years, and Gloria and Dave Wilberg have led the effort since 2004, along with Mary Ann Hall and Dee Stahl, who coordinate our monthly food drives. To date, Marion Landing has collected more than 10,000 pounds of food. This year, the food drive will run four weeks, so lets do our best to help Interfaith provide packages to needy families for the holidays. Donations may be brought to the Lifestyle Center and placed in the baskets underneath the residents mail boxes or brought to any of the Tuesday Socials through Dec. 4. All donations are very much appreciated.Residents at space shuttles retirementOn Friday, Nov. 2, Marion Landing residents Paula and Jim Adwell were at the Kennedy Space Center for the Atlantis rollover, as it traveled 9.8 miles down the road to its new home just off-site at the Kennedy Space Centers Visitor Complex. It was an amazing day, and we were proud to be there, said Paula. As the shuttle went by, the wing actually passed over us; and I was so impressed with the size of it. It was also interesting that you were able to see how scarred and burned the tiles were. Paula was our celebrity for the day as she was interviewed by WKMG Local 6 News reporter Mike DeForest and appeared on the broadcast that evening. This exciting day was her gift to Jim as he celebrated his birthday enjoying this memorable event. House decorating contest Its time to start thinking about decorating your house for the holidays, and with some creativity and imaginaPHOTO BY DIANE BRESSMarion Landing residents Paula and Jim Adwell took part in the Nov. 2 Atlantis rollover at the Kennedy Space Center. tion, you just may win a prize. This year, theres a new twist to a community tradition. We are requiring residents who would like their homes judged to sign up on the sheet posted on the Activity Wall hanging in the Lifestyle Center. You may sign up between Nov. 26 and Dec. 15; and decorations must be up and completed by Dec. 15 to give Leta Simmons and Harry Therien plenty of time to take pictures of the registered houses. These photos will be on display in the Lifestyle Center from Dec. 24 through Dec. 31; and all homeowners are invited PLEASESEELANDING PAGE15 to vote for their favorite display. Ballots will be available during Tuesday morning socials and in the Activities Office. The winners will be announced and prizes awarded at the Jan. 8 Tuesday morning social. For more information, please see the flyer posted on the Activity Wall.Holiday decorating Just a reminder that, this year, holiday decorating of the Lifestyle Center will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 28, from 9 a.m. to noon and, if needed, continue on Friday, Nov. 30. Along with PHOTO BY DIANE BRESSFrom left, Marion Landing volunteers John and Noreen Metzger with Board Secretary Connie Rowe. LANDINGCONTINUED FROM PAGE 14 PHOTO BY SHARON TALBERTRepresenting The Landing Lites, Marion Landings 2012 Volunteer Group of the Year: Floyd and Marilee Hickman, director and assistant director of the communitys chorus. our Angel Tree and Patriotic Trees, one of the large trees in the great room is decorated with ornaments donated by residents of the community. If youre new to Marion Landing, or if you havent previously donated an ornament, wed love to have you bring one down to place on this tree. Some folks donate an ornament special to them or one that is representative of their home state. The ornaments are kept and placed on the tree from year to year. Its fun to see the varied array of ornaments from all over the country and a pleasure to see your ornament displayed from year to year. Also, residents can bring their Holiday Card to the Community, which will be placed on the Angel Tree after all the angels have been adopted. Decorating the Lifestyle Center is always a lot of fun, and wed love to have you come down and participate. Crafters donate each yearThey knit, crochet, quilt and sew. They are the Marion Landing Charity PLEASESEELANDING PAGE17 Call or come in today! 000DAAP FOR THE SAME PRODUCTS? OTHERS NuTech NEW Brand Name Hearing Aids YES YES Latest 2012 Hearing Aid Technology YES YES Licensed Audiologists / Hearing Specialists YES YES Unlimited Service and Cleaning YES NO Bulk Volume Pricing Discounts YES NO High Margin / Markup on Hearing Aids NO YES High Marketing and Overhead Costs NO YES Expires November 30, 2012 FREE HEARING TEST FREE VIDEO EXAM $50 WALMART GIFT CARD* *When You Buy A Pair Of Hearing Aids. NuTech vs. Others www.nutechhearing.com M-F 9:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sat. and Sun. Appointment Needed Call 24/7 Operators Standing By INVERNESS 3 5 2 4 1 9 7 9 1 1 3 5 2 4 1 9 7 9 1 1 352-419-7911 3161-C, E. Gulf t o Lake Hwy. 1/2 mile east of Walmart OCALA 3 5 2 6 7 1 2 9 9 9 3 5 2 6 7 1 2 9 9 9 352-671-2999 11250 SW 93rd Ct. Rd. Next to Chilis CRYSTAL RIVER 3 5 2 7 9 4 6 1 5 5 3 5 2 7 9 4 6 1 5 5 352-794-6155 1122 N. Suncoast Blvd. (US 19) A block and a half south of Ft. Island Trail THIS WEEK ONLY Manufacturer sent us 50 pairs of hearing aids. 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Friday, November 23, 2012 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 14 ~ Friday, November 23, 2012 www.smcitizen.com LANDINGCONTINUED FROM PAGE 12 state, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Since moving here 14 years ago, they have been two very active residents in our community. Both are current members of our Patrol Group and the Sunshine Committee, and are former members of the Little Theatre Group. They are very involved in many of the activities available in the Landing such as cards and bowling and participate yearly in the Senior Games. She is a member of the Landing Lites chorus and he does the video taping of all their shows, as well as various other special events held at our Lifestyle Center. For many years, she has been and continues to be a proof reader for The Communicator, and he is always available to assist the Sound Group. It is my great pleasure to present the Volunteer Recognition Award to Noreen and John Metzger. The Metzgers engraved plaque will join the more than 150 other volunteers recognized by the community since 2001, all of which are posted in the Lifestyle Center. Award recipients are chosen from a list of residents who are nominated for the award by their peers. If you would like to nominate a fellow resident for a volunteer recognition award, please forward your recommendation, in writing, to a Board member, member of the Activities Support Committee, or the Activities Director.Holiday food drive continuesMarion Landings annual food drive to benefit Interfaith Emergency Services is now under way. Almost any unopened item not requiring refrigeration, such as canned fruit and vegetables, pasta, cereal and peanut Marion Landing 2013 Board of Directors, from left, Bill Wurst, second vice president; Jim Adwell, treasurer; Joe Raffony, president; Connie Rowe, secretary; Bob Fink, first11vice president.PHOTO BY DIANE BRESS butter and hygiene products such as tooth paste and deodorant are always needed. Marion Landing has been conducting an annual food drive for many years, and Gloria and Dave Wilberg have led the effort since 2004, along with Mary Ann Hall and Dee Stahl, who coordinate our monthly food drives. To date, Marion Landing has collected more than 10,000 pounds of food. This year, the food drive will run four weeks, so lets do our best to help Interfaith provide packages to needy families for the holidays. Donations may be brought to the Lifestyle Center and placed in the baskets underneath the residents mail boxes or brought to any of the Tuesday Socials through Dec. 4. All donations are very much appreciated.Residents at space shuttles retirementOn Friday, Nov. 2, Marion Landing residents Paula and Jim Adwell were at the Kennedy Space Center for the Atlantis rollover, as it traveled 9.8 miles down the road to its new home just off-site at the Kennedy Space Centers Visitor Complex. It was an amazing day, and we were proud to be there, said Paula. As the shuttle went by, the wing actually passed over us; and I was so impressed with the size of it. It was also interesting that you were able to see how scarred and burned the tiles were. Paula was our celebrity for the day as she was interviewed by WKMG Local 6 News reporter Mike DeForest and appeared on the broadcast that evening. This exciting day was her gift to Jim as he celebrated his birthday enjoying this memorable event. House decorating contest Its time to start thinking about decorating your house for the holidays, and with some creativity and imaginaPHOTO BY DIANE BRESSMarion Landing residents Paula and Jim Adwell took part in the Nov. 2 Atlantis rollover at the Kennedy Space Center. tion, you just may win a prize. This year, theres a new twist to a community tradition. We are requiring residents who would like their homes judged to sign up on the sheet posted on the Activity Wall hanging in the Lifestyle Center. You may sign up between Nov. 26 and Dec. 15; and decorations must be up and completed by Dec. 15 to give Leta Simmons and Harry Therien plenty of time to take pictures of the registered houses. These photos will be on display in the Lifestyle Center from Dec. 24 through Dec. 31; and all homeowners are invited PLEASESEELANDING PAGE15 to vote for their favorite display. Ballots will be available during Tuesday morning socials and in the Activities Office. The winners will be announced and prizes awarded at the Jan. 8 Tuesday morning social. For more information, please see the flyer posted on the Activity Wall.Holiday decorating Just a reminder that, this year, holiday decorating of the Lifestyle Center will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 28, from 9 a.m. to noon and, if needed, continue on Friday, Nov. 30. Along with PHOTO BY DIANE BRESSFrom left, Marion Landing volunteers John and Noreen Metzger with Board Secretary Connie Rowe. LANDINGCONTINUED FROM PAGE 14 PHOTO BY SHARON TALBERTRepresenting The Landing Lites, Marion Landings 2012 Volunteer Group of the Year: Floyd and Marilee Hickman, director and assistant director of the communitys chorus. our Angel Tree and Patriotic Trees, one of the large trees in the great room is decorated with ornaments donated by residents of the community. If youre new to Marion Landing, or if you havent previously donated an ornament, wed love to have you bring one down to place on this tree. Some folks donate an ornament special to them or one that is representative of their home state. The ornaments are kept and placed on the tree from year to year. Its fun to see the varied array of ornaments from all over the country and a pleasure to see your ornament displayed from year to year. Also, residents can bring their Holiday Card to the Community, which will be placed on the Angel Tree after all the angels have been adopted. Decorating the Lifestyle Center is always a lot of fun, and wed love to have you come down and participate. Crafters donate each yearThey knit, crochet, quilt and sew. They are the Marion Landing Charity PLEASESEELANDING PAGE17 Call or come in today! 000DAAP FOR THE SAME PRODUCTS? OTHERS NuTech NEW Brand Name Hearing Aids YES YES Latest 2012 Hearing Aid Technology YES YES Licensed Audiologists / Hearing Specialists YES YES Unlimited Service and Cleaning YES NO Bulk Volume Pricing Discounts YES NO High Margin / Markup on Hearing Aids NO YES High Marketing and Overhead Costs NO YES Expires November 30, 2012 FREE HEARING TEST FREE VIDEO EXAM $50 WALMART GIFT CARD* *When You Buy A Pair Of Hearing Aids. NuTech vs. Others www.nutechhearing.com M-F 9:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sat. and Sun. Appointment Needed Call 24/7 Operators Standing By INVERNESS 3 5 2 4 1 9 7 9 1 1 3 5 2 4 1 9 7 9 1 1 352-419-7911 3161-C, E. Gulf t o Lake Hwy. 1/2 mile east of Walmart OCALA 3 5 2 6 7 1 2 9 9 9 3 5 2 6 7 1 2 9 9 9 352-671-2999 11250 SW 93rd Ct. Rd. Next to Chilis CRYSTAL RIVER 3 5 2 7 9 4 6 1 5 5 3 5 2 7 9 4 6 1 5 5 352-794-6155 1122 N. Suncoast Blvd. (US 19) A block and a half south of Ft. Island Trail THIS WEEK ONLY Manufacturer sent us 50 pairs of hearing aids. WE ARE OFFERING A 5 DAY FREE, NO OBLIGATION TRIAL WITH APPROVED CREDIT LEAVE YOUR CHECKBOOK AT HOME! Now is the time to take back your hearing and your life! 000DA4C CARDS AND GIFTS S TORE 352-854-1970 F AX 352-854-6186 8449 SW SR 200, O CALA F RIENDSHIP C ENTER P OST O FFICE F AX C OPIES L OTTERY S h o p e a r l y f o r t h e b e s t g i f t s e l e c t i o n H a p p y T h a n k s g i v i n g Best Selection of Greeting Cards in Marion County Always 50% Off 000CUQL 861-Wise (9473) VOTED SOUTH MARION CITIZENS READERS CHOICE #1 USED CAR DEALER FOR 6 CONSECUTIVE YEARS Over 50 Years Experience Family Owned & Operated Experience a whole new way to buy a vehicle Like-new cars without the new car price LOCATE PROGRAM, Wise Way can find any vehicle youre looking for! All Vehicles Fully Serviced & Certified with Warranty Upon Purchase!! Full Service Center West Marion Countys Largest Selection of Certified Preowned Cars, Trucks, SUVs LIKE NEW!! 9045 SW Hwy 200, Ocala, FL 34481 PROUDLY SERVING OUR SW 200 NEIGHBORS FOR OVER 13 YEARS For all your Transportation needs. The Only Way, The Wise Way! 2 YEARS FREE LUBE, OIL, FILTER WITH EVERY PURCHASE! Relax Wise Way vehicles are guaranteed by CarFax Clean Title History Guarantee...We guarantee our inventory!! P LUS T AX T AG & D EALER F EE 000DA4N Wise Way Auto Sales 2012 Honda Accord LX-P, One Power Seat, 10K miles . . . . . . . . . Wise Way $18,977 2012 Mazda Miata Convertible, Grand Touring Model, 4K miles, Automatic, New, Over $31K . . . . Save Big! 2012 Buick Regal Premium Package, Leather, Dual Power Seats, Chrome Wheels, 4k miles . . . . . . Wise Way $25,977 2011 Mercury Grand Marquis LS, Ultimate Package, Hard to Find! . . . Wise Way $19,788 2012 Nissan Altima SR, V6, Alloy Wheels, Power Seat . . . . . . . Wise Way $23,788 2010 KIA Forte EX, 4 Door, Automatic, Factory Warranty, Leather . . . . . Wise Way $14,577 2012 Lincoln MKZ 600 Miles, Wow . . . . . . . . . . . . . Save Thousands from NEW!! 2011 Toyota Camry LE Power Seat, Alloy Wheels, Like New . . Wise Way $18,977 2012 Kia Optima LX Alloy Wheels, 5 year/60k Warranty . . . . . . Wise Way $19,798 2011 Buick Lacrosse CXL, Leather, Heated Seats, Memory Seats, True Luxury . . . . . Wise Way $27,977 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan Crew Package, Dual Power Doors, Power Hatch, Save Thousands . . . Wise Way $23,977 2012 Chevy Malibu LT 1800 Miles, Like New, 100k Mile Warranty . . . . Wise Way $21,977 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT Hatchback, 400 Miles, WOW! Save Thousands From New . . . . . No Hassle Buying! 2013 Hyundai Accent 4 Door, Automatic, A/C, 300 Miles . . . . . MUST SEE!!! 2011-2013 Hyundai Sonatas, Elantras, Santa Fes Several Models to Choose From! 5yr/60k Mile Warranty, No Hassle of Big Dealer . . . . . . Save Thousands!

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Friday, November 23, 2012 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 16 ~ Friday, November 23, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Attend the worship service of your choice... 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 000D683 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 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 000D2GN Wednesday 6:30 PM Children/Student Ministries 6:30 PM Mid-Week Bible Study www.collegeroad.org 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 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 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 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 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! 000D7EJ 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 Bible Study/Prayer Meeting . 6:45 P.M. Pastor Bill Fortune 000D1HQ PREACHING THE TRUTH IN LOVE 525 Marion Oaks Trail, Ocala 75 484 484 Exit 341 SW 49TH AVE. MARION OAKS PASS MARION OAKS TRAIL 200 484 MARION OAKS COURSE 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 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 000DANR Bible Studies Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Southwest Christian Church 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 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 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 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 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 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 000D2HD S OUTH M ARION C ITIZEN D IRECTORY A SK FOR M ICHEL N ORTHSEA AT 854-3986 The Reason to Believe... Worship Call to 711195 000CX1A

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Crafters. Noella Salas, Olga Mehinovich, Ann Ferran, Laura Jesse, Pat Wurst and Evelyn Olsen faithfully meet every Monday at 1 p.m. to work on their projects, share their ideas and collaborate on the clubs latest endeavors. All the items the ladies expertly craft are donated to local charities; and this year, the crafters are pleased to donate a variety of items to the Salvation Army and Ocala Oaks Rehabilitation Center. Handmade items included 20 baby sweaters and 2 hats, 4 baby blankets, and 10 childrens vests, as well as 12 cosmetic bags with cosmetics, 2 sheet sets and socks. Ocala Oaks received 8 quilted lap robes, shawls and slippers. The crafters gratefully accept donations of material, yarn and notions which may be dropped off in the wicker basket inside the Craft Room in the Lifestyle Center. Any resident who wishes to join this very worthwhile group may submit their name to the Activities Office or stop by the Craft Room on Mondays at 1 p.m. Travel newsIf you are interested in any of the trips listed below, details are available on the flyers posted on the Travel Board in the Lifestyle Center, or you may call 352-237-7152 for more information. Trips are open to the general public if space allows. Be part of one of the first groups to sail aboard the brand new cruise ship Celebrity Reflection departing from Miami on Jan. 5, 2013, with stops in San Juan, St. Maarten and St. Kitts. Reservations are being accepted for this seven night Eastern Caribbean cruise, with rates including all port charges, taxes, round-trip bus from Ocala, gratuities and one-hour open bar cocktail party. A $250 deposit will hold your space. Join the group going to Orlando for Lobbies, Lites and ICE on Thursday, Dec. 6. Tour some of the Disney hotels decorated for Christmas and enjoy all the Christmas lights. Then tour the Gaylord Palms ICE!, featuring DreamWorks Merry Madagascar and end the day with a fabulous dinner at the Gaylord Palmsall for $77 per person. Spend the holidays at the Beau Rivage in Biloxi. This Christmas trip will be Dec. 23 to 26 and is $189 per person, double occupancy and $259 for a single. The trip includes transportation, bus refreshments, prizes, bingo, movies, driver tips, hotel and baggage; two breakfast buffets per person; $25 free play at the Beau Rivage; and a visit to Boomtown with $5 free play and free lunch buffet. Check the flyer posted on the Travel Board for more details and to sign up. Reservations are being accepted for a day at Tampa Bay Downs on Feb. 15. Try your luck betting on the horses as well as enjoy a great meal. The cost is $54 per person, which includes clubhouse admission, racing program, trophy presentation in Winners Circle, and a hot buffet luncheon with carving station in the Clubhouse Turn Dining Room. Its a sure bet that youll have a great day. Do you like to plan ahead? Then mark your calendar for January 19 to 26, 2014 (yes, thats 2014) for a western Caribbean cruise on Freedom of the Seas. You will visit ports in Labadee (Haiti), Jamaica, Grand Cayman and Cozumel. Inside cabins include the cruise, port charges and government taxes, as well as a $50 bonus per cabin shipboard credit. More information is listed on the Travel Board. If youre thinking about taking a vacation in the spring of 2014, our Travel Club has made plans for a terrific European riverboat cruise on the Elbe River. Enjoy time in Berlin, Dresden, Wittenberg and Prague and includes 7 nights aboard the M/S River Allegro, which was built specifically for cruising the Elbe, and was recently refurbished with the travelers needs and comfort in mind. More details on this spectacular trip are listed in the brochure posted on the Travel Board. Diane Bress is Marion Landings Activities Director and an employee of Leland Management, Inc. Friday, November 23, 2012 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 12 ~ Friday, November 23, 2012 www.smcitizen.com the Citizen Maintain the health of your business Advertise in Land/Home Financing FHA Loans VA Loans Buy For Loans Home Only Loans USDA Loans Equity Financing Alternative Income Financing 352-622-6324 or 1-800-313-6324 Prestige Home Centers, Inc. 4300 SOUTH PINE AVE. (441) OCALA Just one block north of Ocalas Drive-In Theater 000DCEU MODEL CLOSEOUT Financing Available For People With Less Than Perfect Credit! We Also Have BANK-OWNED REPOSESSED HOMES! Repos Available With Land or Without! SAVE THOUSANDS SOUTH OCALA I-75 SR40 SR200 441 Prestige Home Centers, Inc. N NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY!! Including furniture packages (on select models) Read the classifieds T he Landing Lites holiday concert will be held next Saturday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m. in the Lifestyle Center. Tickets are $5 each and will continue to be sold next week, as well as at the door. The concert will be a blend of 13 sacred and secular music selections featuring two soloists: Karen Blinkhorn, music director at Sunrise Elementary School, a third generation oboist who has performed with the Ocala Symphony Orchestra; and our own Lina Vallejo, who will sing an a capella arrangement of Ave Maria. This is a Marion Landing holiday tradition you wont want to miss, and this years concert will be dedicated to the memory of a long-time Landing Lites member Marian Curtin. Board members chosenThe Association of Marion Landing Owners, Inc., held their annual Members Meeting on Friday, Nov. 9, at which time Board President Joe Raffony gave the boards annual report, and homeowners elected two of their five-member board of directors. Directors are elected for staggered two-year terms, with three directors elected in odd years and two directors elected in even years. Elected this year were Jim Adwell and Bill Wurst, who will join current board directors Joe Raffony, Bob Fink and Connie Rowe in carrying out the business of the community. Immediately after the annual meeting, the board held an organizational meeting, and the 2013 slate of officers is as follows: Joe Raffony, president; Bob Fink, 1st vice president; Bill Wurst, 2nd vice president; Connie Rowe, secretary; and Jim Adwell, treasurer. A regular board meeting will be held on Friday, Dec. 7, at the Lifestyle Center. All residents are invited to attend. Also announced at the annual meeting was the Volunteer Group of the Year: The Landing Lites, Marion Landings community chorus. Accepting the award on behalf of the group was Marilee Hickman, assistant director of the Landing Lites. The 40plus member chorus, under the direction of Floyd Hickman, performs two concerts per year, often with guest soloists and performers, and is one of the most popular groups within the community.Volunteers recognizedAt the Nov. 13 Tuesday Social, John and Noreen Metzger were recognized as the communitys volunteers of the month. 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A t the Nov. 12 meeting, a new name was chosen for the merged clubs. The new club will be named Performing Arts Company of Oak Run. A new board of directors was elected: president, Joseph Zaccaro, 1st vice president, Norma Poucher, 2nd vice president, Jerri Shorey, secretary, Sarah Schmidt, treasurer, Marlena Yaich, assistant treasurer, Linda Noel. Past presidents Cheryl Gaines of Way Off Broadway and Frank Porterfield of Little Theatre will serve on the executive board. The new company has chosen for its spring production The Odd Couple, the female version. You will recall how well received and loved were The Odd Couple Broadway play and the movie of the same name. Co-directing the production will be Patty Waddell and newcomer as a director, Diana Schmidt. A production team is being put together and will be announced in future articles. Auditions will be held in December and the company will commence rehearsals on Jan. 2. The play will be on stage at the Palm Grove Club as a dinner theatre presentation on Thursday, March 21, with regular productions on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th. Those of you who have attended a past dinner theatre show know what an extravaganza it is. There are limited seats for the dinner theatre so get your tickets early. Upstate New York Club holiday dinnerThe dinner will be at Royal Oaks on Monday, Dec. 10. Meet and greet at 5 p.m. followed by dinner at 6 p.m. There will be a cash bar and members of Royal Oaks may place their drinks on their member numbers. Entertainment will feature the ever popular Sally Langwah, impressionist. The last and final sale date is Nov. 30 at Palm Grove. If you have any questions contact Sandy Mantel at 352-873-9112. Troubadours to sing at annual tree trimJoin your friends and neighbors Sunday, Dec. 2, at 1:30 p.m. in Palm Grove as the Troubadours bring you the spirit of the season with Christmas songs that will lift you up and get you in the holiday mood. Along with some of your favorites, we will be performing a marvelous piece called Carol of the Magi by John Rutter, accompanied by Sharon Barnes on the cello. Sharon will also perform a Christmas medley which she has arranged. We will invite the audience to join in singing some familiar songs of the season. After the program we can all enjoy refreshments furnished by the Ambassadors. Practice for our Spring Concert in April will begin on Thursday, Jan. 3, from 1 to 3 p.m. in Palm Grove. Be there by 12:45 p.m. to pick up your music. The Troubadours are seeking new sopranos and altos for spring. If interested, please call Dr. Mary Beth Lake at 352-873-8787 for more information. It is not necessary to be a music reader, just a pleasant voice and the ability to sing in tune will be fine. Look forward to hearing from you. So Youve Finished Writing Your Book. Now What?Oak Run resident Mary Ellen Barchi will be giving a class on Dec. 10 for Master the Possibilities at On Top Of The World. So Youve Finished Your BookThe Agent Query Process And What To Do In The Meantime, is an introduction to the next step toward traditional publishing through representation by a literary agent. The first half of this PowerPoint presentation explains the benefits of acquiring an agent and tips on composing the necessary query letter. Mary Ellen will briefly demonstrate a valuable program designed to help writers select agents to query and to keep track of submissions and responses. The second half covers what to do while waiting for agent responses, that is to build your writers platform. Hopefully, this beginners course will give attendees the basic tools needed to start the agent query process or at least prepare them for what lies ahead when theyre ready. Seating is limited so register early at: www.masterthepossibilities.com. Ms. Barchi is a freelance writer, speaker and author having completed a paranormal romance novel as well as a contributor to Ocalas Good Life magazine and Ocala Style. Oak Run TravelJoin our wonderful guide Kent for this tour we call Light & Life of Ponce Inlet on Friday, April 12, at Daytona beach. He takes us down to the sea in time and taste and to the tallest lighthouse in Florida. Experience life at sea on an excursion looking for dolphins, stingrays and other sea life. Well have lunch at a local seafood restaurant where you will be served one of the following: fried or broiled seafood, a chowder/salad combo or a luscious shrimp salad. For non-seafood lovers hamburgers or chicken sandwiches are also available. This will be followed by a visit to a sea turtle rehabilitation center. The price of $63.50 per person includes bus drivers tip. Call Joann and Jan Flickenger. On Saturday, April 20, enjoy the music of brothers George and Ira Gershwin at the David A. Straz, Jr. Center. S Wonderful takes you via singing and dancing to New York City in 1916, Paris in the 1930s, Hollywood in the 1940s, New Orleans in the 1950s and more! More than 40 classic hits will be featured. Frank and Shirley Semmelmayer will be your hosts so give them a call. Cost is $52 per person including bus drivers tip. If anyone needs information about any of our trips please call the host(s) of that particular trip. The host has all the information on the trip and needs to know what your concerns or questions might be. Royal Oaks Lady NinersOn Nov. 15 we played low net and full handicap. Flight A: tied in first, Sally Crass and Patty Waddell, second, IIene Simnowitz. Flight B: first, Ginger Drake, second, Julie Jackson, third, Diane Dufresne. Closest to pin on #3 was Kerry Tims. We had two chip-ins, Eleanor Cerlenko on #2 and IIene Simnowitz on #4. Just a reminder our next meeting will be Dec. 6 after golf. Bring a check for $20 for our annual dues. Royal Oaks Mens GolfOn Nov. 12, 14, and 16 the annual Mens Club Championship was held. This was a tournament based on gross scores, with the flights put in place based on handicap. There were 44 participants, a lesser number than in other tournaments, but the length of the tournament causes conflicts in schedules for some. The week was a typical one for this time of year. The days were for the most part cloudy, a little windy, and cool. Not the best of conditions, but the course was in fine shape which more than made up for the weather. There were four flights in the lower handicap group. The winners were: Flight one first was Bud Murray with a three day total of 232, second with a 241 was Bob Gray, and third with a 255 was Dave Dawson. Flight two first was Mickey Klein with a 252, tied for second with 255 were Emmett Dowling and Ron Tennant. Flight three first with a 265 was Hal Loomis, second with a 267 was John DeSalvo, and third with a 269 was Dale Wurzburger. Flight four first with a 269 was Al Prachel, tied for second with 280 were Tom Ducz and John Terry. There were three flights in the senior group. The winners were: Flight one first with a 259 was Virgil Hein, second with a 269 was Mike Madill, and third with a 275 was Chuck Engel. Flight two first with a 270 was Dick Rizzo, second with a 272 was Paul Colatruglio, and third with a 277 was Steve Casner. Flight three first with a 279 was Paul Valois, second was Duke Slayton with a 294, and third was Finn Jacobsen with a 298. There will be one more tournament this year, in the first part of December. Get that game shaped up! Royal Oaks Womens Golf On Thursday, Nov. 8, and Tuesday, Nov. 13, we played a two day gross score tournament to determine our -2013 ROWGO Club Champion. At the end of play on Nov. 8, the winners were: First Flight 1st place, JT Lemasters, 2nd place, Elsa Berbig; Second Flight 1st place, Roseann Lavacca, 2nd place tie, Janet Tully and Noreen Salo; Third Flight 1st place tie, Maureen Edwards and Gayle Feeman, 3rd Place, Barb Scozzafava. JT LeMasters was Closest to the Pin. On Tuesday, Nov. 13 the winners were: First flight: 1st place, Diana Galla, 2nd place, Sylvia Zappia; Second flight: 1st place, Jan Tennant, 2nd place, Roseann Lavacca; Third flight: 1st place, Noreen Salo 2nd place, Gayle Feeman. Sylvia Zappia was Closest to the Pin. After totalling the scores from both days, Jan Tennant was awarded the title of ROWGO Club Champion!! The runners-up were: First flight: 1st place, Diana Galla, 2nd place, Sylvia Zappia, 3rd, Elsa Berbig; Second flight: 1st place, Roseann Lavacca, 2nd place, Noreen Salo, 3rd place, Janet Tully; Third Flight: 1st place, Gayle Feeman, 2nd place, Ginger Drake, 3rd place, Inge Szabo. Congratulations to our club champion Jan Tennant and all the others Mr. Codys CornerI have been informed that Sheltering Hands Rescue which does such fine work for kitty cats needs fabric and sewing notions to make crafts to sell and raise funds. Any type of fabric, even scraps and holiday theme goods are needed as well as all types of sewing notion including ribbons, lace, buttons, beads, thread or any craft type items. If you have any items that you want to donate, please call Janice at 352-861-3831. Thank you for your donations. L et me make it clear right up front that Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. I admit I am not too fond of many holidays. Can a week go by without some holiday that shuts down everybody? I celebrated Veterans Day, for example, on Sunday and the next day I went to the bank and discovered the bank was celebrating Veterans Day on Monday. Dont they know what day it is? I trust these people with my money? Of all the holidays we have, Thanksgiving is high on my list. I used to have a high regard for my birthday but so many of them have come that I do not like them anymore. I am ready to cancel that holiday. My birthday only means I am one year older and not one whit wiser. I am not thinking just about the scrumptious Thanksgiving dinner. Okay, maybe I am, a little. Down through the years, I have been great fraternity buddies with eating. We have bonded so great throughout the years that even now that bonding is beginning to show.I like Thanksgiving, and so I am a little confused about these Sanity Challenged Buffoons who are allergic to the word Thanksgiving. They want to use names like, Turkey Day, and the latest one TDay. What the T stands for is anybodys guess. I know what D-Day stands for but all the gray matter has leaked out of my skull trying to figure out what TDay stands for. Given the rationality of these purveyors of insanity, I can only guess. Looking at what is happening to this great holiday, I have uncovered a con so covert that most people do not know it is going on. I call it the great Thanksgiving con. This is especially true for those who call it Turkey Day. First off, everybody says nice things about the turkey. The more the turkey struts, the more the compliments flow his way. What the turkey does not know is that when these Turkey Day people are looking at the turkey they are also licking their lips. It is not the beautiful feathers that interest them. It is not the way the turkey proudly struts back and forth. The frame these people want to see the turkey in is a roasting pan. They want to get rid of all those feathers that the turkey is so proud of and strip him bare so that he fits nicely in the pan. The last few weeks of the turkeys life are rather remarkable. These people will give the turkey everything it wants. More food than the turkey can gobble up. What the turkey does not know is that there is a destiny in store for him. With all the attention paid him, he has the idea that everybody appreciates him for his looks. If this turkey would ever spend an evening watching television with his human host, he would gather the idea that the most important thing in all the world is how you look. Looking into the mirror the turkey is quite proud of what he sees. He assumes that what he sees looking in the mirror is what his human host sees when they look at him. How wrong can it be? The con begins to unfold. Rumors are flying about that there is a great banquet being prepared in his honor. Any turkey would be proud of this kind of development and look forward to being the guest of honor. In fact, as the turkey struts back-and-forth in front of his human hosts, he hears them saying, Wont that turkey look good at our dinner table? Whose head wouldnt turn hearing this kind of a compliment? What the turkey does not know is that being a guest at a dinner table is a one-time event for a creature like himself. Any turkey worth his feathers does not think beyond this great feast being held in his honor. I can imagine the gobble back in the turkey pen with the other turkeys. This great big, good-looking turkey, is telling all the others how important he is on the other side of the fence. Being the kind of turkey that he is, his gobble wins over the admiration of the other turkeys. Im so special, the turkey gobbles to his inferiors, that those humans are having a special banquet and I am the special guest of honor. The rest of the turkeys are ooohing in his direction for they never seen anyone quite as special as this turkey. The fatal day arrives. People come for the turkey and the rest of the turkeys have gathered around giving him a special turkey sendoff. They cannot wait to hear his report when he gets back from the special banquet. I say this is a con to beat all cons. Wrong messages are being sent to the turkey population. Thinking they are the guest of honor, they turn out to be the main dish on the banquet table. This is why I am against the term Turkey Day. It sends the wrong message. The focus around our table on this special occasion will not be the turkey but rather giving thanks to God who has been so good to us. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name (Psalms 100:4 KJV). Friday, November 23, 2012 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 18 ~ Friday, November 23, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Great Thanksgiving con O UT TO PASTOR J S Rev. James L. Snyder Little Theatre/Way Off Broadway: Merged club picks new name O AK RUN C W Carol AnnWheeler Moose Lodge activitiesFriday, Nov. 23, fish or shrimp 5 to 7 p.m., Kenn Elvis Grube 6 to 10 p.m. Singing and dancing permitted. Saturday, Nov. 24, pork loin dinner, 5 to 7 p.m., Solid Gold Oldies but Goodies entertainment 6 to 10 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25, Officer training, 9 a.m., Bar Bingo 4 to 6 p.m., football in the Social Quarters. Monday, Nov. 26, LOOM meeting, 7 p.m. Coney dogs. Tuesday, Nov. 27, dart league at 5:45 (new league just starting, newcomers welcome). Wednesday, Nov. 28, officers meeting, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, cards 1 p.m.; shuffleboard 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, fish or shrimp 5 to 7 p.m.; singing and dancing with Town and Country. 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BY ELOISE HOLLYFIELD ejh2025@gmail.com An opportunity to donate a Christmas gift to children, a unique fashion show, entertainment, and bowling constitute this weeks OTOW Happenings. Lions Club The annual Christmas Tree will be placed and decorated in the H&R Ballroom on Nov. 24. Tags labeled by gender and age will be placed on the tree. Wont you take the time to come by and select a tag for a needy child, purchase a Christmas gift for him or her? Please do not open or wrap the Christmas gift, just place it under the Christmas tree. A club member removes the gift each day to a secured location until it is time to wrap them; the fire department picks up and delivers the gifts. Christmas is about giving. Please open your heart to a need child, and perhaps he or she will someday be able to do the same for other needy children! As most of you recall, each year the Lions Club puts on a very popular annual fashion show. Another fashion show is planned, but with a unique twist! The models will be wearing fashions that are made of recyclable materials! The OTOW Lions Club First Recycled Trashy Fashion Show is scheduled for April 12. Club members will not be the models; instead, members of the communitys other clubs (and not just OTOW clubs) and organizations will create and model their own trashy outfits and will be competing against each other for one of three cash prizes: $1,000, $500, and $300. The money will be donated to the charity of the winners choice. Details in regards to what materials may be used in these trashy outfits, submission procedures, etc. should be available to you by mid-December. Does YOUR club or organization have what it takes to win this exciting contest? Look for further information in this newspaper and in the weekly South Marion Citizens column, OTOW Happenings. You may also contact PDG Lion Estelle Clark at pdgestelle@yahoo.com (352-861-7358) or me at ejh2025@gmail.com at any time. The Entertainment GroupOn Jan. 26, at 7 p.m., Dr. Steven Dunn, DDS and his staff bring back one of the most popular groups ever to perform at OTOW: Americas Ambassadors to Hospitalized Veterans. (As usual, after our show, they perform the same show for the patients at the VA hospitals in Gainesville and Lake City). This years cast of eight presents an all new show, the Golden Hits of Every Era, which includes music from the follow eras: 20s; 30s; 40s; Big Band Swing; 50s Rock n Roll Classics; 60s; 70s; and 80s Retro hits, with a rousing, extended patriotic finale! Glittering costumes, classic choreography and professional staging make this show a must see! Advance ticket sales are on Nov. 26, 28, and 30, resuming on Jan. 7 from 8:30 to 10 a.m. and every M-W-F thereafter. Thanks to Dr. Dunn, tickets are $8 general admission and $10 for reserved seating, with a maximum of four per person purchase and are for the residents of all OTOW communities and Indigo East. Friday, November 23, 2012 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 10 ~ Friday, November 23, 2012 www.smcitizen.com 000D7DQ You Have Tried The Rest... NOW TRY THE BEST I t a l i a n R e s t a u r a n t & P i z z a Italian Restaurant & Pizza A Taste of Brooklyn in Ocala JASMINE PLAZA 6106 SW State Rd. 200 Ocala, FL (352) 861-2828 HOURS : Mon.-Thurs. 11AM 8:30PM Fri. & Sat. 11AM 9:30 PM Sunday Closed MONDAY ONLY SPAGHETTI with Meatballs $ 6.99 Dine-In or Take-Out No Coupon Necessary TUESDAY ONLY LARGE 16 8-Slice Cheese Pizza $ 6.99 Dine-In or Take-Out No Coupon Necessary Best Pizza C ATERING A VAILABLE and skeptical of government; the other, skeptical of business and supportive of government. Through the television and radio we consume (Rush Limbaugh vs. NPR), the cities in which we choose to live (Dallas vs. San Francisco), we seal ourselves off in the America of our choosing while trying to ignore the other America. Ronald Reagan could appeal to both Americas by speaking the language of the old universal popular culture, Barone wrote. Barack Obama ... has failed to do so. And that is the glass-half-full perspective on the election. Barack Obama did not appeal to our, conservative America. He has done no better than we have to convince a majority of his fellow citizens of a broad agenda resting on shared beliefs and hopes. One thing is certain: the conservative movement cannot afford to be surprised by exit polls again. We must fight every impulse to be insular. We must learn the hearts and minds and language of the other America, so that we can make the case for conservatism in every corner, winsomely, winningly. The future of our beloved nation depends on it. Rob Schwarzwalder, Senior Vice-President of the Family Research Council, served in the G.W. Bush Administration and has been chief of staff to two Members of Congress. Cathy Ruse, a graduate of Georgetown Law Center, is Senior Fellow for Legal Studies at FRC and previously was Chief Counsel to the Constitution Subcommittee in the House of Representatives. BIG CONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 solution/compromise. He has demonstrated in the past that this is something he doesnt relish doing; it is contrary to his socialist policies. The House of Representatives is still controlled by Republicans. Hopefully, we will not get a rerun of the 20102012 period when little got done in Congress. Obama must work closely with Congress to get results not demand results as he has done in the past. Regardless of what Obama and other liberal pundits say, Obama doesnt have a realistic mandate. Without one, how can he lead America to prosperity, peace and excellence? Increasing taxes on the rich is not a mandate. Making drastic spending-cuts is. A specific plan to get people back to work is. Making a plan to reduce our $16 trillion debt is another. Major tax-reform is another mandate. Obama still owes the American people a clear, honest explanation of the Libyan situation. The Libyan thing has been dragging on far too long and is fraught with lies, misinformation and passing-the-buck. Libya is not a critical thing, however, if we Americans dont get an honest explanation, Obamas integrity will become even more questionable. And the list goes on: Petraeus/Allen, Israel/Gaza, Iran, Storm Sandy. Things are not looking too pleasant for Obama. I hope and pray that they will get better, that Obama comes to the realization that he must do the right things for America, that a divided-nation will be healed. Joe OHara Ocala Education solution I offer a school solution to our education system. All schools have uniforms for students, boy schools and girl schools, male teachers for boys and female teachers for girls. No seniors should have to pay for schools if they have no children attending. It takes guts and intelligence to make this happen. Don Goodyear Taxpayer and Veteran LETTERSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 Congregation Beth Israel Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala will hold a Chanukah party on Sunday, Dec. 9, at 4:30 p.m. at the Collins Center, 9401 Highway 200, Building 300 in Ocala. The event will celebrate the Festival of Lights with the traditional lighting of the Chanukah candles, piano entertainment by Sally SmithAdams, former player in the Catskills and a festive meal catered by Too Jays featuring roast brisket of beef and potato latkes, (pancakes) vegetable and an array of desserts. The cost is $18. Please RSVP to Estelle (352-861-2542) to make a reservation. Congregation Beth Israel is the only Reconstructionist Jewish community in the 200 corridor and welcomes all to come and experience the joy and warmth of this festival with the Beth Israel community. Congregation Beth Israel is under the guidance of the Jewish Reconstructionist Federation. It is a liberal, inclusive, progressive community. For further information, visit our website: wwwbethisraelocala.org or contact Judi at 352-237-8277. Friendship Baptist Sunday Services at Friendship Baptist Church on Nov. 25 begin with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. followed by the morning worship service at 10:45 a.m. Pastor Randall Brown will bring a inspiring Bible message and Mrs. Linda Brown will lead the choir and special musical numbers in worship and praise. The evening service and Bible study will be at 6 p.m. The Mens prayer meeting will be on Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 8:30 a.m. The Wednesday evening Bible study and Teen Impact will take place at 7 p.m. On Nov. 30, Young at Heart will meet at 6:30 p.m. Friendship Baptist Church is at 9510 S.W. 105th St., off State Road 200. The church phone is 352-2372640. Christs Church of Marion County Saturday, Nov. 24: Mens Prayer Group, 8 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 25: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 25: Jimmy Strickland Concert, 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27: Ladies Fellowship and Hobbies, 9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28: Church Photos, 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29: Church Photos, 10 a.m. Christs Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., off State Road 200, Ocala. Phone is 352-8616182, website is www.ccomc.org.St. Jude CatholicThe Bereavement Group for those grieving the loss of a loved one will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 1 p.m. Meetings are open to anyone in the community with a need to share their feelings of grief. Please call the church office at 352-3470154 prior to each meeting you plan to attend. Creole Masses for the Haitians in our community are celebrated every second and fourth Sunday of the month at 5 p.m. The next date is Nov. 25. The St. Jude venue for used items, Anthonys Attic, will not be open for business during the months of November and December. The Year of Faith began in October and will continue through November of 2013. As a part of this, on Saturday, Nov. 24, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Deacon Dana McCarthy will present a discussion entitled Mary, Our Mother in Faith.Countryside PresbyterianThe Rev. Belinda Newhart will be the guest preacher at the Christ the King worship service on Sunday, Nov. 25, at 10:30 a.m. at Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. The public is invited. For further information, call the church office at 352237-4633. Maranatha Baptist 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. AWANA is an ongoing program and registration is always open. For further information, please call 352-347-5683. Young people programs Pastor Mike Swingle invites all kids from from kindergarten to grade 5, we have our Kidz Connect ministry. They meet once a month on the second Friday at 6 p.m. at the church. Pastor Mike also invites all students from grade 6 to grade 12, to join the teen ministry Tranzformers, which meets on the 3rd Friday each month at 6 p.m. at the church. Each ministry combines fun, connecting with others and ultimately connecting with the God who created them. Come check us out! Pastor Mike Swingle, the youth pastor, continues to plan many activities for young people. Religion Lions put up Christmas tree to help needy children OTOW HAPPENINGS 11100 SW 93 Ct. Rd. 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Joyce Woods has seats for Hurrah for Hollywood at the Peabody Auditorium in Daytona Beach on Tuesday, Feb. 12. The cost is $83 for show, lunch at Lulus Seaside Grill, and coach and tips for driver. Contact Joyce immediately at 352-390-2359. Travel Toppers is taking a waiting list for Two different Views of Christmas on Thursday, Dec. 6. Contact Mary Lamp. For Christmas Day, at the Show Palace, call Pat Hood at 352-237-8533 and for Wicked, at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa, call Linda Hein at 352-861-9880. Bowling LeagueThe Lucky Four team has taken over first place, followed closely by OSIMA and the Pin Poppers. This month congratulations go to the bowlers who have bowled games well over their average. It is not the actual average that wins games, but rather, the pins over the average. A bowler with a 180 average who bowls a 200 is only 20 pins over average, but a bowler with a 130 average who bowls a 160 is 30 pins over. Among the ladies who make the spotlight this month, with high above average games, are Rose Hamel, with a plus 69; Linda Gallager, with 65; Louise Zoccoli, with a 61 and 56; Liz Cruce, Marianne Ingwersen, and Linda McIntyre all with plus 57; Edie Plachcinski ,54; Betty Biron and Susan Fogg ,with plus 52; and Barbara Reynolds at plus 51. Among the men were Art Buecher, with an outstanding 79 pins over average; Pete Gorczok, 69; Butch Swank, 68; Norm Hebert, 66; Jerry Roney, 64; Renato Molas, 63; and Peter Ingwersen and Bill Specht with plus 61. There is a long way to go to the end of the season and there is no doubt these great performances will be repeated or even surpassed. Air Force Association honor Howard L. Burke of Ocala, left, was presented the Air Force Association National Medal of Merit by AFA State/Region President Mike Emig of Ocala at a recent meeting of the Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 at the Ocala International Airport. 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O n Dec. 6, the Cherrywood Honor Guard will be honored for its service to the community and to the Veterans Club. Gerald Moscariello, leader of the Color Guard, and the members of the unit will be given Certificates of Appreciation for their many years of service and appearances at Memorial Day services; Veterans Day services and Honor Flight receptions. See the Veterans Club notice in this column. A Tree of and for AngelsJust inside the door of the clubhouse is a very special Christmas tree. On it, there are cards giving the names and ages of youngsters in our community that are sorely in need of Christmas gifts. There requests range from items of clothing to toys and everything in between. Each year the generous people of Cherrywood take one of these cards from the tree and make sure that the wishes of these young people are met. We are indeed fortunate that we have an abundance of Angels in our community. There are still a few of these cards left on the tree. While it may seem that Christmas is a ways off, it will be here before we know it. When you go by the clubhouse, stop in and get one of the cards so you can make a family in need happy this holiday season. We wont let any child go without a Christmas present under the tree if we can help it. There are few things that make this season brighter than the sparkle in youngsters eyes when they open that special gift on Christmas morning. Angel tree is a long and proud tradition at Cherrywood but we need your help to keep it going. Trim-a-Tree PartyEvery year the residents of Cherrywood gather in the clubhouse to decorate our community Christmas tree. Traditionally, each new person on the first year they move into Cherrywood, brings an ornament with their name on it and the date they moved in. Each year, these ornaments are brought out and everyone comes to place their decoration on the tree filling it with bright colors and warm memories. On Dec. 2 from 6 to about 9 p.m., our tradition continues. Everyone is encouraged to bring Christmas snacks and the drinks of their choice. Our new people are strongly urged to bring their decorated ornament and take part in the Christmas cheer of Cherrywood. Remember, your name and date should be on the decoration. As a special treat, our own Songbirds will be entertaining at this years festival so gather your friends and neighbors and join everyone down at the clubhouse for a super time as we share in the spirit of Christmas. Veterans Club meeting Decembers meeting of the Cherrywood Veterans Club is shaping up to be one of the busiest of the year. Our own CERT Team will be present to give a short presentation about preparing for emergencies and to offer special classes through the Sheriffs Department. Following the CERT team presentation, the members of our Color Guard will be honored for their service. Gerald and his team have done excellent work in their appearances at Veterans Day; Memorial Day and Honor Flight ceremonies. The next order of business will be a vote on the proposed charitable donations that we are recommending to be given before the holidays. Lastly, there will be a short discussion concerning next years projects and programs. Not only does your Veterans Club board invite you to come on out and be with your fellow veterans and our supporters so you too can have input into your Veterans Club; we urge you to be an active part of our good works. We meet at 2 p.m. on Dec. 6 in the clubhouse. Following the meeting, liquid eefreshments are served on the patio for a quiet social hour. There will be no meeting in January so dont miss Decembers meeting. Oil painting class You too can be an artist and learn how to work in oils. On Nov. 30, Debbie Blackburn is giving classes in the Bob Ross tradition of oil painting. Debbie is a very talented and accomplished teacher with great patience and style. Youll love learning your new skills under her tutelage. Classes begin at 8:30 a.m. and only cost $15; that includes your 8 x 10 canvas; paints; brushes; and instruction. All the student has to bring is a strong desire to learn and some paper towels for clean up. In addition, Debbie is donating the money charged to the Angel Tree project of Cherrywood. Class size is limited so contact Geri in the office to reserve your spot and pay in advance. Where else can you learn to develop your artistic abilities with professional instruction and materials for just a few dollars? Dont miss out; call Geri today.End of Time partyOn Dec. 21, the Mayan calendar runs out. I know thats a shock to most of us. According to legend, that will be the end of time for the world so what do we do in the face of such imminent disaster? We party of course. At 7 p.m. we will be holding a sock hop in the clubhouse with dancing and fun. Bring your own snacks and drinks to enjoy and to share if you wish. What better way to spend the last night of time than being with friends and neighbors having a ball? See you there for a great time. Garden ClubEveryone is welcome to attend the next Garden Club meeting on Tuesday at 11:15 a.m. on the clubhouse patio. Special guest speaker will be Master Gardener Norma Farnull who will be giving a presentation of Winter Gardening. This is a super opportunity to get your questions answered and get tips on how to care for your garden all winter long. The Garden Club is open to anyone who has an interest in flowers; shrubs; trees; lawns; water features; design or anything else pertaining to beautifying your property. If you are just starting out, you will find these meetings especially helpful as all the members of the club are eager to share their experience and knowledge. Enjoy the friendly and relaxed atmosphere of the Garden Club while you develop your own green thumb. Movie NightClint Eastwood stars in Gran Torino, Decembers Movie Night feature on the big screen. At 6 p.m. the show begins so youll want to arrive a little earlier and get a good seat. Popcorn, iced tea and lemonade are provided free of charge but youre welcome to bring your own snacks and drinks to enjoy. Gran Torino was a financially and critically acclaimed success for Eastwood as he deals with a young man of Asian decent in the gang filled streets of Detroit. This movie is rated R because of its strong language but what would you expect from a realistic dramatic presentation. Movie Night is a free evening of great entertainment and relaxed company. Dont miss Gran Torino Dec. 4 at 6 p.m.Shutterbugs MeetOn Friday, Dec. 7 at 10 a.m., the Shutterbugs will be gathering in the library of the clubhouse for their December meeting. There will be a prize for the best Thanksgiving themed photo contestant. The only rules are that your picture must have a Thanksgiving theme and it must have been take by you yourself. Anyone and everyone are welcome to attend and take part in this fun contest. Bring your interest in photography; bring your photo and bring yourself to the Shutterbugs Camera Club. Trivia NightCome join guest Quizmaster Donna James for Trivia Night at Cherrywood on Dec. 19 at 6 p.m. in the clubhouse. The theme for the questions is Christmas among others so put on your thinking caps and get ready for another fun and exciting evening of friendly competition. If youve never been to Trivia Night youre missing a lot. Everyone divides into teams of three or four persons. The emcee then puts questions up on the big screen and the groups try to come up with the answer and write it down on the answer sheets provided. When it comes to the end of the quiz, answer sheets are exchanged and graded. The winners get bragging rights and often a small prize. If you dont have a team or want to just come by yourself, no problem. Youll be welcomed in and assigned a team so all you have to do is show up. On Dec. 19, admission is a Pot Luck Christmas Treat to pass around. Usually admission is a buck per person but because its Christmas, this month is an exception. Youll enjoy the challenge but you will enjoy the camaraderie and fun even more. Of course along with your treats to pass, you can bring your own snacks and drinks to make the evening even more fun. 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cians will begin filing into the clubhouse in anticipation of a great nights entertainment. Its the Cherrywood Accordion Club meeting night and time for everyone to enjoy the music of professional and amateur instrumentalists as they bring their talents and expertise to delight the many admirers in the audience. Students just beginning their careers, those who have been playing for a while and seasoned professionals all join in the presentations of classics; pop; jazz; and every other type of musical genre. Theres something for everyones musical tastes at these sessions. Bring your favorite snacks and beverages; bring your friends and neighbors; just be there for an unforgettable experience. If you like music, youll love Accordion Club nights at Cherrywood with Dick Richards and the gang. Double Deck Pinochle ClubSundays at 6 p.m., members of the Double Deck Pinochle Club gather in the game room at the clubhouse for an evening of fun and excitement. Currently, they are seeking new people to join in this challenging at interesting card game. You may think you cant remember how to play but your can learn quickly from these seasoned experts. Just drop in for one evening and youll be hooked; not only on a great game of cards but on the friendly atmosphere and enjoyable company. Try Pinochle the Cherrywood way.Pianist Needed Our need for a pianist applies to anyone who knows how to play the piano. Our Songbirds musical group travels throughout the community bringing laughter and cheer to people in all phases of their lives. Civic groups; hospitals; rest homes and hospice are all part of this talented choirs stops. Right now, they have an urgent need for a piano player who can be a part of this caring and committed group of individuals. If you have the talent and knowledge and you can share these with the Songbirds, you are asked to contact Linda Sisto at 352-509-7245 for more information. Applicants dont have to be Cherrywood residents to become a part of this very worthwhile organization. Call Linda today and make a difference. Cribbage playersOur Cherrywood Cribbage Club is still looking for a few new players to join them on Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. in the card room. Novice or accomplished players are wanted with lessons available for those who are just learning this fascinating game. The atmosphere is friendly; the game exciting; and the opportunity to learn wide open so why not come on out and join this lively group. Bocce Ball Dont forget that Bocce Ball is now on Fridays from at 7 p.m. at the Bocce Courts behind the clubhouse. Its a great game with some great people so be there whether you play or not; youll have a blast. Get Away to BiloxiIf you want a short trip thats filled with adventure; excitement and fun, then we have a great deal for you. On Jan. 13 through the 16 Cherrywood is offering an excursion to the IP Casino Resort & Spa in Biloxi. Four days and three nights long, this trip offers everyone an opportunity for a super mini-vacation and rest from the holiday season rush. Pamper yourself at the IP Casino enjoying personal service; full amenities and comfortable surroundings. Then take your $25 in free Slot Play and try your luck on the casino floor. Enjoy fine dinning with your $24 in free food coupons as well. Want to try your luck at a different venue? Your trip includes a visit to the Hard Rock Casino and Palace Casino with free $15 slot play coupons at both. This is all included in your ticket price along with Deluxe Motor Coach transportation with a professional escort. You can make reservations and get more details concerning this great trip from Natalie at 352-8544561. Theres a few openings for non-residents also so be sure to call and find out if you qualify. Biloxi is a great place for gaming excitement as well as entertainment and shopping. New Years Dance PartyPlan to ring in the New Year with your friends and neighbors here at Cherrywood. There will be food; dancing; champagne and party favors all in our beautifully decorated clubhouse. The cost is only $10 per person and that covers everything. How can you go wrong at that price? This is always a great time for our residents to be together to reminisce and to plan; to share a meal and some laughs; to toast each other and dance the night away until the strains of Auld Lang Sine brings the year to an end. Believe me when I say its the best ten bucks youll spend all year so see Geri and get your tickets early. This event is always well attended and you wouldnt want to miss out because you procrastinated. Thats a New Years resolution I made last year, not to procrastinate; but I put it off until this year. Bingo Dont forget that every Thursday at 7 p.m. you can enjoy a game of Bingo with all your friends here at Cherrywood. Cash prizes are awarded and theres no limit on the fun and excitement. Bring your snacks and drinks and come out and enjoy.Plastic Models Recently an anonymous donor gave a large collection of plastic model planes; ships; vehicles and tanks to the Cherrywood Veterans Club. We were able to sell these items at a nice profit for the club. The veterans are very grateful for the support they received from our friends and neighbors and from Rob at Robs Hobby Shop and from Duane who is the president of the local Plastic Modeling Society Chapter. Spotlight on Excellence Each week we feature a couple of individual who has an interesting past; a promising future or who has made a significant contribution to the quality of life here at Cherrywood. This week we feature Quirino (Gugie) and Aprile Guglielmi. You have seen Gugie and Aprile at lots of the events here at Cherrywood. Both are high energy individuals who take part and contribute to the active life style of Cherrywood by being a part of many various groups Aprile is an accomplished crochet enthusiast as well as a very gifted artist. She is an active member of our CERT team; Songbirds singing group; and even taught crochet at the Marion County Jail for a year to the young female inmates. Gugie, Apriles husband, is an avid tennis player; enjoys co-ed pool; plays ping pong; likes bowling and rides his bike constantly. Both Aprile and Gugie had interesting and but very different backgrounds as they were growing up. Aprile was born in Connecticut, the older of two children. Her brother TimFriday, November 23, 2012 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com www.smcitizen.com 8 ~ Friday, November 23, 2012 S ometimes the calendar can be a little bit unfair with its listing of dates, holidays and remembrances. Take this week, for instance. Thursday was Nov. 22. Because it was the fourth Thursday in November, it was Thanksgiving Day in the United States, the earliest date it can be. It was a day for giving thanks for all that we have in this great nation, whether you agree with everything that is going on or not. Remember, in a lot of places you wouldnt have the right to disagree publicly with your government leaders. The U.S. is one of those great places in the world where you can speak your mind, within reason, of course. But Nov. 22 was also the anniversary of one of the tragedies of our lifetime. It has been 49 years since President John F. Kennedy was assassinated while riding in a motorcade in Dallas. There are certain events, usually tragedies, that make us recall where we were at the moment they occurred. For those who are older, and the numbers are dwindling, the upcoming remembrance of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, is one of those dates. For many adults, that Nov. 22, 1963, date is another. And of course, for almost all adults now alive, Sept. 11, 2001 will live on for many, many years. Of course, those of us who were of a reasonably young age in 1963 had studied the history of the presidents, and the 20-year jinx. We had heard of assassinations of a president. But Kennedy? He was relatively young, full of energy, gave an impassioned inaugural address and was like a perpetual pep talk for the nation. No one even remotely expected that an assassins bullet would cut short his term in the White House. There are certain aspects of history that Ive followed very closely, and the Kennedy and 9/11 tragedies are the main ones. Trouble is, all the shows on television about these events are repeats, and Ive seen all of them several times. I go through the Internet looking to learn new things about these happenings, but its getting harder and harder. This week, though, Thanksgiving trumps all the bad memories. Its a time to look up to the heavens and be thankful for what we have. Its also a time when many people unselfishly help others who may be a little down on their luck. So all of us here at the West Marion Messenger and South Marion Citizen wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving, and we know many of you will read this Wednesday or Thursday, although the paper is dated Friday. Hope you enjoyed the turkey, the subsequent nap, the football, and family and friends. And hopefully you didnt forget the reason for the holiday. * I mentioned the 20-year jinx, and there may be some who dont know what that is. Bascially, presidents elected in years ending in between 1840 and 1960 all died in office. That includes William Henry Harrison elected in 1840, Abraham Lincoln (1860), James A. Garfield (1880), William McKinley (1900), Warren G. Harding (1920), Franklin D. Roosevelt (1940) and John F. Kennedy (1960). Ronald Reagan was elected in 1980, and survived an assassination attempt, breaking the string. George W. Bush was elected in 2000, and despite Al Qaidas best efforts, survived Sept. 11. The big question: Who will dare run in 2020?Jim Clark is the editor of the South Marion Citizen. 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 month. 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. B lack Friday has arrived, although this year for many retailers it started on Turkey Thursday. It was kind of heartening to see a couple of stories in the past week that focused on stores that are opening early. One involved the store that is the target of many Americans, Walmart. There were a lot of reports that Walmart employees were going to strike because of the early opening that would take them away from their families. At this writing, we dont know if that came to fruition or not. The other involved Target, which was targeted (pun intended) by, of all people, some of its shareholders, who felt the stores were opening too early and disrupting the families of employees. Of course, there are those people who have to work on Thanksgiving. There are the obvious service personnel, police, fire, rescue, hospital, etc. But there are others. If you run out of milk on Thanksgiving and cruise around to find an open convenience store, if youre successful it wouldnt have hurt to thank the clerk for being there when you have to get something. All shoppers like bargains, although some go overboard in getting in position to get them. On television last weekend, we saw some people somewhere in Florida, not sure where, who were lined up outside a Best Buy on Sunday. Thats four days before the sales were to start. What type of person thinks that its worth it to lose four days out of your life to save a few bucks? Dont answer that. We think we know some of them. Its a shame, though, that what should be a day of thankful reflection has turned into a race to see which store can open first and attract the most customers. Take time today to visit your local retailers, you know, the ones owned by your friends and neighbors. Avoid the mayhem at the big box discount stores, and put money in the pockets of those who really care about you. You and your community will be better off. S UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Are the workers getting fed up? Day of thanks, and day of memories LETTERS TO THE EDITOR EDITORS NOTE: A reminder, writers are limited to one letter per month. Play ball!As a long time baseball and Yankee fan, I was pleased to read about the possible move of the Class A Tampa Yankees to Ocala. A release from the Yankees reported that the team draws about 1,600 fans per game in Tampa. Because the baseball possibilities of Ocala are untapped, residents of Marion County currently have to head south if they want to attend Minor League ball games. A move of the Tampa Yanks to Ocala would allow fans of many Major League teams to see the young players in the farm systems of their favorite teams. Im all for it! Barry Davis Ocala Current eventsMany Americans voted for John McCain in his 2008 presidential bid. They agreed to support the winner, Barack Obama, for the good of America. After all, Obama was young, fresh, and energetic. He promised hope and change to America ... which he never gave us. Then, Obama made a promise in 2012 of a vision of America and won a second term. He won the election but lost the support of the Americans who voted for McCain in 2008. They simply dont have any faith in Obamas promises, his abilities, or his policies. Now there is a deep-divide in America. So, besides a deeply divided nation, what other priorities will Obama immediately have to deal with? A fiscal-cliff (continuing/terminating tax-cuts, enacting debtceiling spending cuts, etc.) looms at year end 2012. It will force Obama to cross the Congressional isle to embrace Republicans in an effort to negotiate a Jim Clark Editor GUEST COLUMN BY ROB SCHWARZWALDER AND CATHY RUSE, J.D. Among the reactions to the Nov. 6 elections, the most common among conservatives might be shock. That very fact might indicate that too many of us have been living in an echo chamber, reassuring each other about our mutually-held convictions without listening to those who are, at best, ambivalent about conservativism. For example, Mitt Romneys message of economic freedom, utterly persuasive to the conservative ear, was unconvincing to members of a powerful new demographic who cast their votes overwhelming for Barack Obama: single women. For the first time in our nations history there are more unmarried than married women, a demographic change with potentially profound political consequences. Whether never married, divorced or widowed, whether childless or single moms, what the new majority of American women face is the prospect of an uncertain future, alone. Do they long for the security Big Government promises? Recall The Life of Julia, the politi-cartoon created by the Obama campaign depicting a woman dependent on government programs at every stage of her life, from womb to tomb. How offensive to women, conservatives thought; what a turn-off! We could not have been more wrong. It did not offend the millions of single women who voted for Obama. In fact, it may have been actually appealing. A 71year-old single woman interviewed on NPR said she voted for Obama because his policies made her feel more secure. In exit polls, Obama won the cares about us contest hands down. It is time to face the possibility that we are surrounded by Julias who regard a life of federal intervention as a pretty good deal. Government programs and institutions are inefficient at best, dangerously intrusive and soulkilling at worst (with some exceptions, of course). This is the perspective of the conservative. Yet those who have relied extensively on these programs will naturally be more sympathetic. If your family received food stamps, if you went to college on a Pell Grant or ROTC scholarship, obtained career training while serving in the military, went to work in any kind of government office (local, state or federal), saw your parents getting Medicare and Social Security, it will be difficult to make you a Big Government skeptic. Tens of millions of Americans have this perspective, as do more every day. Conservatives know this is part of the strategy of the political Left: get people dependent on government and you will get their votes. But did we know how well it was working? Mitt Romney vowed to reduce the size of government and our conservative hearts were cheered, but were even those anodyne words heard as an attack on the government programs embraced by many? Conservatives cant become bitter toward those Americans who dont agree with us. In this time of growing economic and international peril, people gravitated toward that which made them feel safer. President Obama made the stronger case (with the free and energetic help of the Fourth Estate) for a large, embracing, compassionate government. He persuaded enough people and won the office, but no one should think he has united America around his troubling vision. In his provocative pre-election column, Michael Barone spoke of Two Americas who no longer share a culture. 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Friday, November 23, 2012 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 22 ~ Friday, November 23, 2012 www.smcitizen.com ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your work on a recent job assignment is impressive and is sure to be noticed. Meanwhile, expect to receive news about an upcoming holiday event you wont want to miss. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Saving the world one person at a time is what you were born to do. So accept it when people ask you for help, especially during the holiday season. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Now that youve resolved all doubts about an important decision, you can surprise a lot of people by defending your stand with your strong and wellreasoned arguments. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) The holiday mood stirs your need to nurture everyone from the family cat to great-grandma. But dont overdo it, especially with teens, who like to feel grown up. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Enjoy basking in the warm love of family and close friends. But dont fall into a prolonged catnap yet. Theres still much to do before you can put up your paws and relax. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Avoid pushing others to work as hard as you do on a common project. Instead, encourage them to do their best, and they might well reward you with a pleasant surprise. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Like the sensible Libra you are, you no doubt started your holiday shopping already. But be careful to keep within your budget. Shop around for the best buys. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Love and friendship remain strong in your aspect over the next several days. This is a good time to develop new relationships and strengthen old ones. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) A beloved family member has news that will brighten your holidays. Also expect to hear from friends who had long since moved out of your life. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Family and friends are in for a surprise when you accept the need to make a change without being talked into it. (Bet it surprised you, too didnt it?) AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Restoring an old friendship might not be as easy as you hoped. You might want to explore the reasons for your former buddys reluctance to cooperate. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Your party-going activities pick up as the holiday season takes off. Enjoy your plunge into the social swim as you make new friends and renew old friendships. BORN THIS WEEK: You are caring and considerate two wonderful attributes that endear you to people of all ages. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. Erronius A doddering old man, Senex and Dominas neighbor. Baritone. Prologus An actor. Baritone. The Courtesans The six courtesans of the House of Lycus: Tintinabula, Panacea, Vibrata, Gymnasia, and the Geminae twins. Various vocal ranges. Burlesque-style specialty dancers, sexy and scantily clad. The Proteans Three omnipresent clowns. Various vocal ranges. Three Stooges types who appear in a number of roles as extras in many scenes. Copies of the script are available at the Theatre and may be checked out with a $10 refundable deposit. Newcomers and veterans are welcome and encouraged to audition. Please prepare a short musical selection, one minute maximum, to audition with. Either a ballad or an uptempo song is acceptable. You may bring sheet music, as an accompanist will be provided, but feel free to bring a CD (without vocals) or your own accompanist. Those auditioning should come prepared to dance, wearing loose clothing and appropriate shoes (no sandals). If you are unable to attend the scheduled auditions, please contact the Theatre to make a separate appointment. Rehearsals begin Monday, Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. and are generally held Monday through Friday from 7-10 p.m. at the Theatre. There will be nights off from rehearsal for Christmas and New Years, to be determined by the availability of the cast. Please bring to auditions a list of potential conflicts with rehearsals. There will be 21 public performances of A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum from Feb. 7 March 3. For more information, call the box office at 352236-2274 or go to www.ocalacivictheatre.com. A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum is directed by Michael Edwards, who directed The Sound of Music and Arsenic and Old Lace in 2000 at Ocala Civic Theatre. Michael has more than 45 years of experience as a professional actor and director. A graduate of the famed Pasadena Playhouse College of Theatre Arts, he recently received the Alumni Association Gilmor Brown Award for Lifetime Achievement in Theatre. He has directed for Flat Rock Playhouse, Charlotte Rep, Riverside Theatre, Winter Park Playhouse, and Orlando Theatre Project, as well as many dinner theatres and community theatres. As an actor he has appeared across the country in regional theatres, summer stock, small professional theatres, and dinner theatres, as well as television and film appearances. Michael has appeared and/or directed five previous productions of A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum. Music director for A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum will be Ryan Pagels, and choreographer will be Debbie McCreight. The Ocala Civic Theatre is located at 4337 E. Silver Springs Blvd. (East State Road 40) in the Appleton Cultural Center. The theatre produces more than 12 fully staged, professional-quality live performances each season and also hosts touring companies. The Ocala Civic Theatre is volunteer-based and is one of the largest community theatres in the state, serving almost 70,000 Marion, Citrus and Lake County residents each season. FORUMCONTINUED FROM PAGE 6 Stirrups n Strides plans a Good Ole Country Hoedown and Auction on Dec. 1. The Country Hoedown will feature: great food, Silent and Chinese auction featuring themed baskets, 50/50 raffle and live music by Catherine Sears, Deby Kelley and Darren Rhodes, Ainsley Wyatt, Gail Carson and Atila Dudash. Special tribute to Loretta Lynn and Patsy Cline by Patsy Clines cousin. Stirrups n Strides Therapeutic Riding Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides therapeutic horseback riding and carriage driving to people with disabilities Tickets are $25 for adults & $20 for children under 12. For more information and to purchase tickets, please call: Stirrups n Strides at: 352-427-3569 or Elaine Richter at 352-620-5236. 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Sunday, Dec. 2 Master Choir Christmas concert The Central Florida Master Choir, conducted by Dr. Harold W. McSwain, Jr., will perform a Christmas concert on Sunday, Dec. 2, at 3 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 1126 E. Silver Springs Blvd. (which is SR 40) diagonally across the street from the old Ritz Hotel in Ocala. The program, titled A Beautiful Christmas, will include the Benjamin Brittens Ceremony of Carols and Christmas music by Alfred Burt and Irving Berlin and others. Admission to the concert is free but an offering will be taken to benefit the Tuesday Morning Outreach Ministry to help the homeless, jobless, and others in need. For further information about the concert, call 352537-0207. Youth Symphony Concert setThe Ocala Youth Symphony will present its Christmas concert, at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2 at West Port High School Auditorium, 3733 S.W. 80th Ave., Ocala The Ocala Youth Symphony is composed of amazing musicians raging in age from 8 to 18 and serves the education and professional development of young musicians from the Ocala/Marion County and surrounding areas. All concerts are free and open to the public. For information call 352-873-6738. Monday, Dec. 3 Retired registered nurses to meetThe Citrus Marion Chapter of the Florida Registered Nurses Retired (RNR) will meet at the West Marion Medical Bldg. Room 240 on Monday, Dec. 3 for our annual Christmas Party. The entertainment will be the Act 4 Civic Theater Group and the charity will be the Salvation Army of both Citrus and Marion County and a cash donation is requested. RNs wishing to attend should call Gladys at 352-854-2677 or Mary Jane at 352-726-6882 by Tuesday Nov. 27.Wednesday, Dec. 5 Annual Candle Lighting Memorial Light a candle for your child you lost too soon. Join together in honoring the memory of all our children on Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m., in the Community Center room of Blessed Trinity Catholic Church on Southeast 17th Street. Family and friends are invited. Candles are provided. Beverly Brown, guest speaker, will reach out to us and share her first-hand losses and will inform you of her Life Steps Grief Program. She published a book God Speaks. Music, poems, share snacks, drinks provided. Bring picture of your child to display and any mementos and dish to share. For information call Jane at 352-528-9262, Betty 352245-4798, Bill 352-522-0768 or Linda, 352-693-3244. Donations accepted. Thursday, Dec. 6 WOW singles to meet WOW Singles will meet at the following locations. No dues. Please call after 10 a.m. at 352-237-5842 or 352-8619487 for more info. Dec. 6, 12:30 p.m., Blancas Caf, 5000 N. U.S. Highway 27 in Ocala Palms. Dec. 20, 12:30 p.m., Arthurs in the Hilton Hotel, 3600 S.W. 36th Ave.Saturday, Dec. 8 Holiday cookie walk at church Join the cookie walk and select from dozens of delicious cookies, including sugar free and gluten free. Stock up for your holiday guests; a great holiday gift. Saturday, Dec. 8 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 7171 S.W. State Road 200. Scandinavian Club of Marion County: The Scandinavian Club of Marion County invites people of Danish, Finish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish decent to join us at our next meeting on Dec. 8. We will meet at 11:30 a.m. at the Ocala Hilton, 3600 S.W. 36th Ave. in Ocala. The menu will be apple stuffed pork loin with mashed potatoes, salad, coffee and dessert. Please bring a toy for Toys for Tots and canned goods for Interfaith. Very special entertainment will be provided by Entertainer Bob Mace on the accordion. The cost is $16 per person. Reservations and payment must be made in advance. Payment must be received by Wednesday the 5th of December. Checks to be made out to Don Clauson and mailed to Don Clauson, 5901 S.W. 86th Place, Ocala, FL 34476. For further details call Jim Neate 352-6871580, Don Clauson 352-861-1235 or Terry Rasmussen 352347-8362. Friday, Dec. 14 Symphony, Youth Symphony concertFor a holiday treat, join the Ocala Symphony Orchestra and the Ocala Youth Symphony at 7 p.m. on Dec. 14 on the downtown square. The Ocala Youth Symphony is composed of amazing young musicians ranging in age from 8 to 18 .You wont want to miss this opportunity to see our Ocala/Marion County youth perform with the Ocala Symphony Orchestra. All Ocala Youth Symphony concerts are free and open to the public. For information call 352-873-6738.Sunday, Dec. 16 Maranatha presents musical The Maranatha Baptist Church Choir in Marion Oaks will present a musical Worthy of Worship Celebration of Christmas under the direction of Joyce Warner, and co-directors, Shirley Roberts and Mary Walker, on Sunday, Dec. 16, at 10:45 a.m. All are invited to come and celebrate this special time of year with us. Friday, November 23, 2012 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com 6 ~ Friday, November 23, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Theres something for everyone a comedy tonight! Open auditions for Ocala Civic Theatres production of A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum will be held on Monday, Dec. 10 and Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. Set in ancient Rome, A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum is a salute to burlesque, featuring bawdy humor and broad physical comedy. The wide range of music includes ballads, patter songs, and novelty numbers. Actors frequently break the fourth wall and communicate directly with the audience. The show is full of farcical elements: wild plot twists, mistaken identities, slamming doors, and zany chase sequences. This unforgettable, hysterical musical allows a terrific ensemble of comic actors to shine. Actors, singers, and dancers 16 and older are invited to audition. The cast consists of 13 singing/speaking roles and six courtesans. This is a highly physical show; all cast members need to be able to run and race about while singing and dancing. Roles available are: Pseudolus Playful ringmaster of the show, slave to Hero, crafty yet lovable. Baritone. Comic song-anddance man. Hero The handsome, innocent young master, in love with Philia. Tenor. Comic song-and-dance man. Philia The lovely-but-vacant courtesan next door, sweet and innocent. Soprano. Senex Heros father, the aging master of the house. Baritone. Comic song-and-dance man. Domina Senexs overbearing, domineering wife. Mezzo soprano. 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Thursday, Nov. 29 Arnette to hold open house Arnette House has completed a $150,000 renovation of its 24-hour emergency youth shelter. This renovation has created a more homelike and environmentally friendly setting for the youth. Arnette House will host an open house Thursday, Nov. 29, from 1 to 4 p.m. with a ribbon cutting at 1:30 p.m. by the Ocala/Marion County Chamber & Economic Partnership. Facility tours will be provided throughout the duration of the event to inform and educate the community about residential and non-residential counseling programs offered by Arnettes dedicated staff. Join us at Arnette House, 2310 N.E. 24th St. For information on Arnette House and its many programs available to the community, e-mail Adam Copenhaver, Community Development Coordinator, acopenhaver@arnettehouse.org, please visit www.arnettehouse.org or call 352-622-4432 ext 231. Saturday, Dec. 1 Chess Club to meet The chess club that formed at the Freedom Public Library meets the first Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grab your board and chess pieces and come on down. Interested persons are invited to attend for a rousing game of chess. Its your move! For more information, call Ron at 352873-2276. Book sale to benefit Sheltering Hands A mega book sale to benefit Sheltering Hands Rescue will be held Saturday, Dec. 1 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Winn-Dixie, 8445 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. For information call 352-291-1962. Spruce Creek Preserve art, craft fairAn art and craft fair will be held at Spruce Creek Preserve on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Preserve is on State Road 200, three miles southwest of County Road 484 (Gatehouse entrance). Admission is free. There will be a free craft drawing every 30 minutes, a bake sale, and lunch will be available. Kingdom of the Sun band concert Join the Kingdom of the Sun Concert Band for its December concert series A Christmas Wish on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 2 p.m. or Sunday, Dec. 2 at 3 p.m. at the Marion Technical Institute (MTI), 1614 S.E. Fort King St., Ocala. Musical selections include Christmas Festival; Sleigh Ride; Russian Christmas Music; Grown Up Christmas Wish; Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas; a Christmas sing-along and others. All performances are free and open to the public. Donations are accepted. Non-perishable food items will be collected at both performances for Vets Helping Vets. For more information, call 624-9291 or visit our website at http://kingdomofthesunband.org.Christmas luncheon at Joy Lutheran The annual LMM/WELCA, combined women and mens, Christmas Luncheon at Joy Lutheran Church is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 1 at 11 a.m. Special entertainment will include Gerri Smith, of the Living Word Ministry, Tavares, and Michigan City, Indiana, who will present a biblical portrayal of Mrs. Noah. Mrs. Smith is a dramatic story-teller who presents a unique insight into the lives and times of many Biblical characters. Information about Gerri Smith can be obtained by calling the Joy Lutheran Church office at 352-854-4509. Sunday, Dec. 2 Cuvee hosts Hospice benefit In celebration of the holidays, experience fine wine and elegant cuisine at Cuve Wine and Bistro on Sunday, Dec. 2 from 6 to 9 p.m. to benefit Hospice of Marion County. Cuve is at 2237 S.W. 19th Ave. Road, Ocala. This black-tie optional gala will feature distinctive gourmet food stations, champagne sangria and other assorted wines. Discover delect.ble wines from all over the world. Entertainment includes music by a classical guitarist and silent auction. Limited reservations available for this elegant event benefiting Hospice of Marion Countys Childrens Program. Donation is $125 per person. Tickets available at Cuve and Hospice of Marion County. For more information, call 352-854-5218.Friday, November 23, 2012 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 24 ~ Friday, November 23, 2012 www.smcitizen.com othy works in retail management in Phoenix, Arizona. Following her graduation from high school, Aprile attended Saint Marys School of Nursing, getting her degree. A friend and previous graduate of the same school had moved to Miami and urged her and some of her girl friends to come down for employment reasons. Making the bold move with some friends, Aprile jumped at the chance to go to work in a warm and sunny climate. Keep in mind that this was back in the mid sixties. Being a young woman and moving out of state away from family to take a job in a strange place demanded a great deal of courage and confidence as it was not an easy step to take. After arriving in Miami, Aprile continued her education at Miami-Dade Community College and worked her way up to Head Nurse at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Later she became the administrator at the University of Miami Hospital During these years Aprile married and had four children; Dawn, Heather, Scott and Lorelei. Things did not work out between her and her husband so in another act of courage, Aprile moved four teenagers back to her home town of Wethersfield, Connecticut, to be closer to family. Not one to rest on her laurels, Aprile started the first Hospice program while living in Connecticut and co-authored the book, Comprehensive Guide to Hospice Care with a friend, Donna L. Pereira. That was back in 1997 and the book was designed in such a way that new pages could be added as the information became available. Gugies younger years were much different than Apriles in that he was born in Italy during the years just prior to the Second World War. His small town outside of Rome; Sulmona Abhruzzi was a rail head and power plant for the war effort. Allied bombs took out those targets and as a result, his brother Enrico was killed. Because his father had died when Gugie was a young child, following the war, he and his mother joined his brothers in Canada. Work was hard to find for young men in those days and Canada offered great opportunity. Gugie took work at Union Carbide in Welland, Ontario. Again because of work opportunities, Gugie moved to Connecticut and there he met his first wife. They had three children; Francesca, Tony and Maryann. He supported them all as a machinist and metal worker working two and three jobs at a time. In his spare time, Gugie began forming a soccer team. On Sundays he would be out chalking the field; putting up nets and gathering young people from Hartford College to take part in the sport he loved. This hobby soon became an obsession and evolved into his ownership of the Hartford United semi-professional soccer team. They were part of the Connecticut Soccer League. Gugies first wife took ill and later went into hospice care where she passed away. It was in the hospice environment that Gugie and Aprile first became acquainted. Needing help with the family, Gugie offered Aprile money to help out. Laughingly she now states, I should have taken it! but in those days she politely refused any compensation. A year and a half later, Gugie and Aprile united their lives and families when they got married. After 28 years of marriage they share the mutual joy of not only their seven children but 16 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Wanting to escape the cold and ice of the north and based on Apriles experiences of living in Florida, it was a natural that they would retire down here. They traveled all over the state on several visits. Finally, they had some friends that urged them to come and live here at Cherrywood. Looking over the property, they found an active community that fit their lifestyle and they bought their home. Both Aprile and Gugie have quick and easy smiles, a great sense of humor and a love for the people and opportunities here at Cherrywood. They enjoy the respect of all who know them. From your reporterIf you have a comment or suggestion for items you would like to see in the Cherrywood Section of the Citizen, please feel free to contact me at urperssec@yahoo.com. 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Saturday, Nov. 24 Taylors to sing at College Road BaptistThe second concert in College Road Baptist Churchs Winter Concert Series will be on Saturday, Nov. 24 at 7 p.m. There is no charge for this concert but a love offering will be received. Performing will be The Taylors. They have had six radio singles to chart in the Singing News Top 80 Gospel Chart, two singles in the Top 40, and one single in the Top 20. The Taylors are a family quartet from the heart of North Carolina. Jonathan, Suzanne, Christopher, and Lindsey are dedicated to stirring up the faith of the Christian community, as well as reaching others with the good news of Jesus Christ through Gospel music. The Taylors are currently performing over 200 dates a year across the United States, including several mission-oriented trips abroad. College Road Baptist Church is at 5010 S.W. College Road, Ocala (1.7 miles west of Interstate75 on State Road 200). Fundraiser bingo by VFW ladiesThe Ladies Auxiliary to the Angela S. Santos VFW Post 4781 is having a fundraiser bingo on Saturday, Nov. 24. The doors open at 10:30 a.m. For a $20 donation you will receive the following: A $25 Bingo Pack and one (1) Special Winner Take-All Ticket. This, also, includes a hot dog, soda, cake, and coffee. We suggest you buy your tickets ASAP as this should be an early sellout. Contact Regina Ballman at 352-873-3631 or Sheryl Browne at 352-854-5787. Join us, along with your guests and friends for an enjoyable holiday Saturday. All proceeds from this event will be used to fund various activities for our veterans and other charities. Sunday, Nov. 25 Jimmy Strickland in Concert Enjoy a musical treat as Jimmy Strickland performs your favorite Gospel Songs when he presents his free Southern Gospel Concert, 5 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.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. Monday, Nov. 26 40 & 8 to meet The regular monthly meeting of the 40 & 8 will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 26, 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 light refreshments with fellow veterans. For more information phone Ben at 352-854-0272 or Zack at 352-873-4841. Tuesday, Nov. 27 WMBA to meet The next general meeting of the West Marion Business Association will be Tuesday, Nov. 27, at the Southwest District Sheriffs office on State Road 200 at 5:30 p.m. The group is looking for someone to volunteer and fill the vacant seats that are open on the board at the end of the year. A membership chair is being sought. Call Lucy Hutchinson at 352-207-8660 for more information. Breast cancer survivors to meetThe 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 235 (Multipurpose Room) at 1 p.m. The meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 27, will include a presentation by Nancy Spano from Ocala Oncology. She will speak on Chemo Brain/Brain Fuzz. This information will be informative and enlightening for those on this Breast Cancer Journey. There will also be a pot luck luncheon at noon prior to our meeting. Bring a dish and join us. If you have any questions, please contact Gail Tirpak at 352-291-6904. Wednesday, Nov. 28 Marion Oaks Community Bingo Do you like to have fun with friends? Do you like to win money? Then you need to come to the Marion Oaks Community Bingo on Wednesday nights at the Community Center. Card sales open at 6:15 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. For as little as $8, you can enjoy over two hours of funfilled games with fellow bingo lovers! In addition, we offer coffee, snacks and door prize drawings during intermission for your enjoyment. Marion Oaks Community Bingo is overseen by the Marion Oaks Civic Association and is staffed by area volunteers. This is a great opportunity to gather in your community for an inexpensive night out while supporting your civic association. Bring a friend and come to the community center on Wednesday nights for a guaranteed good time! Woman plays Marjorie Kinnan RawlingsOn Wednesday, Nov. 28, Master the Possibilities Education Center presents Karen de Vos in her one-woman play, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings at the Circle Square Cultural Center at 1:30 p.m. This special presentation is free and open to the public. De Vos has performed this well documented and fascinating piece throughout Florida. In the presentation De Vos, as Rawlings, describes her life in Cross Creek, how she became intrigued with her Florida Cracker neighbors, and why she chose to portray them in stories, articles, and poems. Slides, made from the Rawlings collection at the University of Florida in Gainesville, accompany the entire program. Afterward, the audience has an opportunity to ask questions. There will also be a display table that includes a book exhibit and other interesting memorabilia. Circle Square Cultural Center is at 8395 S.W. 80th St., Ocala. Although this is a free event, registration is appreciated. For more information and to register, call 352-854-3699 or visit www.masterthepossibilites.com. Doors to the Cultural Center will open at 1 p.m. Friday, November 23, 2012 ~ 25 www.smcitizen.com 4 ~ Friday, November 23, 2012 www.smcitizen.com This weeks puzzle answers Community calendar SOUTH MARION Citizen The South Marion Citizen is a free community newspaper covering news of communities in southwest Marion County including Oak Run, Pine Run, Palm Cay, On Top of the World, Kingsland Country Estates, Countryside Farms, Marion Landing, Majestic Oaks, Hidden Lake, Woods and Meadows Estates, Paddock Farms, Saddle Oak Club, Deer Creek, Cherrywood Estates, Hardwood Trails, Candler Hills, Country Oaks, and Harvest Meadows, among others. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Citizen: If your community is listed above and the Citizen is not delivered to your home and you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 200 Corridor, call 854-3986CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481 Editor Jim Clark Circulation Barbara Jaggers Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean and Susie Mirabile General Manager John Provost Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Deadline for classified ads :Deadline for display advertising : Tuesday 4 p.m. before publicationMonday 5 p.m. before publication READER SERVICES I want to get news in the Citizen. Call editor Jim Clark at 352-854-3986 or send by e-mail to editor@smcitizen.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Citizenoffice in Kingsland Plaza. 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Friday, November 23, 2012 ~ 3 www.smcitizen.com 26 ~ Friday, November 23, 2012 www.smcitizen.com trip when done. Keep a safe distance. Leave yourself enough space from the car in front of you to avoid sudden stops or getting boxed in. Watch for reckless drivers. Be more vigilant than usual, avoid confrontations and always aim to protect yourself, your passengers and your vehicle first. Dont overload. Observe the maximum weight specified by your car manufacturer and ensure all packed goods are properly secured inside the vehicle. For more information and tips, contact the Marion County Office of the County Engineer at 352671-8686. DRIVING CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 THE PANTHER By Nelson DeMille In his latest thriller, The Panther, DeMilles wisecracking NYPD detective John Corey and his FBI agent wife Kate Mayfield are back. Both are being posted to Sanaa, Yemen, a place Corey refers to irreverently: If the world had an anus it would be located in Yemen. It is also the most dangerous place in the world. The bribe to entice the couple to take such a lethal assignment is that once they get back they can write their own ticket. Their boss, FBI agent in charge Tom Walsh should have been addedif they get back. Its 2004 and the world is still reeling from 9/11 and the previous attack on the USS Cole in Aden harbor. The Coreys mission is to bring to justice the mastermind of the Cole attack, a terrorist known as the Panther. From the outset, despite his humorous, sarcastic asides, Corey has misgiving about the mission. Why were he and Kate selected to work with myriad intelligence agencies including the CIA? In time he suspects hidden agendas, one of them frightening: Why, you ask, would the CIA want to get even with me or Kate? Well, once upon a time Kate and I had inadvertently screwed up a major CIA planOperation Wild Firethat, if it had been successful would have turned Sanaa and other Islamic cities into nuclear ash. The plan was clever, diabolical, illegal, and very dangerous to human life on earth. Other than that, it T oday, the day after Thanksgiving, is called Black Friday when many vendors want to get out of the red and into the black. They hope the recession will really end with a frenzied activity of shoppers at many different stores, starting from early morning to late in the day. The Black Friday tradition was actually started by the pilgrims when they celebrated by getting in their boat and cruising up and down the coastline in what has come to be called The After Thanksgiving Day Sail. Carrying on this tradition, Pun Alley gives you some two-bit puns and bargain basement stories. Divorced BarbieA man walked into a store to buy a Barbie doll Christmas present for his daughter. He asked the clerk, How much is that Barbie in the window? The clerk responded, Which Barbie? We have Barbie Goes to the Gym for $39.95, Barbie Goes to the Ball for $39.95, Barbie Goes Shopping for $39.95, and Divorced Barbie for $395.00. The guy asked, Why is Divorced Barbie different from all the others? Thats obvious, the clerk stated, Divorced Barbie comes with Kens house, Kens car, Kens boat, and Kens furniture.Remote controlCash, check or charge? the clerk asked after folding items the woman wished to purchase. As she fumbled for her wallet the clerk noticed a remote control for a television set in her purse. Do you always carry your TV remote? the clerk asked. No, she replied. But my husband refused to come shopping with me, so I figured this was the most evil thing I could do to him. Knockout timeThe small exclusive store had advertised heavily for its Black Friday sale. A long line in front of the store had formed by 7:30, the stores opening time. A small man pushed his way to the front of the line, only to be pushed back, amid loud and colorful curses. On the mans second attempt, he was knocked around a bit and then pushed to the end of the line again. As he got up the second time, he yelled, That does it! If they push me one more time, I wont open the store! Five and ten Even time has no meaning at all to a lot of women shoppers on Black Friday. The wife left early in the morning and announced to her husband, Im going shopping. Ill be back in about $1750. or so. The teenager approached the sales clerk in the dress shop with a large bag. My mother likes this outfit. May I exchange it? On Black Friday only in America do people trample others just for a sale exactly one day after they were gave thanks for what they already have. Could I try on that dress in the window? a woman asked the shopkeeper. Certainly, he replied, but Id prefer that you use the dressing room. Biology is the study of shopping habits. This hat, she explained to her husband, cost me nothing. It was marked down from $20 to $10, so I bought it with the $10 I saved. My wife loves bargains. What a great shopper. One time she went out window shopping and came home with seven windows. Nowadays if someone pays in cash you get suspicious; you figure his credit is no good. People are funny; they spend money they dont have to buy things they dont need to impress people they dont like. Why does Christmas always come when the stores are most crowded? If she used her library card the way she uses her credit cards shed be the most brilliant woman in America. Flea market Antiques enthusiast Mary spent her free time haunting second-hand stores and flea markets where she might find a valuable antique of some sort. Buried in the back of a thrift shop Mary found a small old-fashioned kerosene lamp. She was sure it was worth considerably more than the dollar on the price tag. Unfortunately, though, her newest find was infested with small albino insects that had jumped from the stores cat. She bought it all the same, though. Now Mary had a little lamp. Its fleas were white as snow.Be careful The Burglars Association of Marion County have asked me to announce that there are just 32 more shoplifting days till Christmas. Here are two-bit puns and bargain basement stories P UN ALLEY D F Dick Frank Far too many pages to turn B OOK MARK P W Pat Wellington was a good plan. Actually, it wasnt. But wife Kate isnt buying her husbands paranoid concern and the mission continues at full speed. The action is fastpaced and the dialogue is sharp and witty. Corey, the first-person narrator, maintains a curious detachment even at the height of mayhem. The plot is taut and believable and goes beyond the characters to issues such as the War on Terror itself, allies and enemies and the difficulty in distinguishing between the two. Although I would certainly characterize The Panther as a page turner, I will add that there are entirely too many pages to turn. At 600+ pages the book needed some serious editing that it didnt get. AARP Driver SafetyTelephone Coordinator needed to work at home to retrieve messages from the AARP Driver Safety toll free message line. Telephone coordinator will select an appropriate driver safety class and make a follow up call to the original caller. For additional information contact Paul Halman at 352-533-7626.Marion County Literacy CouncilReading tutors are needed for outreach program at the county jail. Tutoring in the jail is a unique experience, but it is also a very rewarding one. You could have a huge impact by working with individuals and giving them the tools they need to not wind up back in the jail again. For additional information contact Dmitriy at 352-690-7323. Marion County Public LibraryThe Friends of the Library need volunteers to assist in the Book Market bookstore Mondays and Tuesdays at the E. Silver Spring Blvd location from 10 a.m. 2 p.m. For additional information contact Pat Anderson at 352-5988218. 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 predetermined 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 ChurchFirst UMC is seeking volunteers to assist with sorting and distributing clothing, bath and personal products, and meal assistants. Please contact Evelyn McRae at 352633-4344. 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 All dinners are open to the public in the dining hall Saturday breakfast is canceled for Saturday, Nov. 24, only, due to an LAVFW event. The 8 to 10 a.m. scheduled time will resume the following week. The Mens Auxiliary will serve their shrimp and wing baskets with cole slaw and fries on Friday, Dec. 7, from 4 to 6 p.m. The dinner will resume in January. A taco buffet sponsored by the Mens Auxiliary will be heldon Friday, Nov. 30, from 4 to 6 p.m. The buffet includes beef or chicken tcos with hard or soft shells and all the trimmings. Donation is $7. The fish fry, held on the second and fourth Friday, will not be serving until Jan. 11. The VFW Post 5781 holiday party will take place on Saturday, Dec. 29. The party includes dinner, dancing and a comedy show. The buffet sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. The buffet includes baked ham, roasted potatoes, mixed vegetables, green salad, rolls and dessert. After the dinner, the comedy show, sponsored by VFW Post 4781, featuring Carol Nelson, Krazy Carol, a recording artist from Sarasota, will take place. The evenings entertainment will also include music and dancing. Tickets for all of the events are $20 per person. There are limited tickets available, pre-sale only, and no tickets will be sold at the door. Tickets can be purchased in the Canteen daily beginning at noon. Bingo is open to the public each Monday and Thursday with early bird specials starting at 11:30 a.m. Lunch is available. Members and guests (non-members must be signed in by a VFW Post 4781 member) Monday Night Bar Baingo is played in the Canteen from 6 to 8 p.m. Food is available. Join us for karaoke on Friday, Nov. 30, from 6 to 10 p.m. with Mr. Entertainment and on Saturday, Nov.24, with Archie. Upcoming events at VFW Post 4781 Check out our website www.smcitizen.com 352-291-1573 FAX 352-291-1574 000D3FP SHIPPING POST T H E P l u s Plus Located in Jasmine Plaza 6160 SW State Road 200, #110 Make Your Holiday Easier! 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Workforce Connection CEO Rusty Skinner said that while the total labor force for the region fluctuated slightly in October, the good news is that more people are working. The fact that more people are finding work in a recovering economy is certainly important, Skinner said. And the percentage reduction in the number of unemployed, as well as the fact that this percentage reflects real numbers of people returning to work, is also a continuation of the positive trends that we have seen for the past two months. Skinner credits much of the progress in the region to the continued efforts of economic development and business partners. Skinner points out that in October, 562 employers posted 1,574 jobs with Workforce Connection, representing a 55.5-percent increase in employers over JOBLESS CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 the year and a 107 percent spike in job openings. Here is how employment numbers break down for each county: Citrus Countys labor force dropped slightly by 125 over the month to 56,861, the number of employed rose by 281 to 51,645 and those without jobs dropped by 406 to 5,216. One year ago, there were 6,495 unemployed. Levy Countys labor force rose by 60 to 17,132, employment is up by 155 jobs to 15,628 and the number of unemployed fell by 95 to 1,504. In October 2011, there were 1,848 jobless. Marion Countys labor force shrank by 350 to 135,713, while the number of those with jobs increased by 527 to 123,305 and those unemployed dropped by 877 to 12,408. During the same time last year, there were 16,065 without jobs. According to DEO, all 67 counties had declines in their unemployment rate over the year, while 66 counties had declines in their unemployment rates over the month. Among Floridas counties, Marion Countys unemployment rate ranked 14th, Citrus County dropped to 13th, and Levy County dropped to 21st. The Ocala MSA remained the fifth highest among the states 23 MSAs, behind Palm Coast with 11.3 percent, Sebastian-Vero Beach with and Port St. Lucie with 10.2 percent and Lakeland-Winter Haven at 9.2 percent. In October, the Ocala MSAs nonagricultural employment was 93,000, an increase of 1.9 percent or 1,700 jobs over the year. Seven major industries gained jobs over the year, led by education and health services (+700 jobs); leisure and hospitality (+500 jobs each); trade, transportation and utilities, and professional and business services (+300 jobs each); and manufacturing, financial activities, and other services (+100 each). DEOs Rust noted that only two other MSAs also had positive job growth in manufacturing. Since manufacturing is slipping in the rest of the state, thats a pretty good showing for Ocala, Rust said. Two industries that lost jobs over the year were mining, logging, and construction (-200 jobs) and government (-100 jobs). Information remained unchanged over the year. Rebecca Rust, DEOs chief economist, said that among positive signs statewide is that there continues to be a drop in number of job losers those laid off as well as an increase in the number of job leavers, or those who leave jobs voluntarily. Thats certainly positive, I think we can say with some confidence weve seen some improvement, Rust said, adding that there was also an increase in the percentage of new entrants to the job market. Rust cited a number of additional signs of improvement in Floridas economic conditions, including: Floridas unemployment rate was down 1.7 percentage points from the October 2011 rate of 10.2 percent. It was the 23nd consecutive month of overthe-year declines in Floridas unemployment rate. The current unemployment rate was down 2.9 percentage points from the last recession peak rate of 11.4 percent reached in January and February 2010 and was the lowest rate since December 2008. Floridas annual job growth rate has been positive for the past 27 months. Prior to this, the state had been losing jobs for three years. Floridas online job ads were up 11.9 percent over the year. Initial claims for Reemployment Assistance were down 7.3 percent from a year ago. Florida housing starts were up 29.3 percent over the year, reaching a level of 3,529 in September 2012. Florida median home prices were up 7.4 percent over the year. Taxable sales were $26.9 billion in September (preliminary), an increase of 7.4 percent over the year. October tax revenue (seasonally adjusted) was up 5.4 percent compared to a year ago. This marked the 31st straight month of annual increases. 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S a l e S a l e Sale 000D3BB 1918 SW 17th St. AutoMaxOcala.com 352-401-0808 2004 NISSAN 2009 NISSAN 2003 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1500 2011 CHEVROLET 2012 FORD FOCUS 2007 MAZDA MX-5 MIATA 2011 NISSAN 2009 VOLKSWAGEN 2011 FORD 2010 MITSUBISHI 2010 MAZDA 2008 HONDA 2012 HYUNDAI 2012 CHRYSLER 2010 FORD 2011 FORD 2009 LINCOLN 2008 LINCOLN 2011 CHEVROLET 2012 DODGE AutoMax Price $6,995 AutoMax Price $10,995 AutoMax Price $11,495 AutoMax Price $12,495 AutoMax Price $12,995 AutoMax Price $13,495 AutoMax Price $13,995 AutoMax Price $13,995 AutoMax Price $14,995 AutoMax Price $14,995 AutoMax Price $14,995 AutoMax Price $15,495 AutoMax Price $15,995 AutoMax Price $16,495 AutoMax Price $16,995 AutoMax Price $18,995 AutoMax Price $19,995 AutoMax Price $19,995 $ 8,995 2007 BUICK AutoMax Price XE, 4X4, V6 Z71, 4X4, 5.3 NICE SPORTS CAR 2010 ACURA 2012 NISSAN 2013 KIA 2011 INFINITI 2012 NISSAN AutoMax Price $20,495 AutoMax Price $20,995 AutoMax Price $21,995 AutoMax Price $22,995 AutoMax Price $26,995 2012 CHEVROLET AutoMax Price $31,995 GREAT MPG, CLEAN CAR $ 188 mo. WE CAN HELP! Credit A Little ? *See sales person for details. Pictures for illustration purposes only. All prices and payments are with $1,000 cash or trade equity plus tax, tag, and $395 administration fee plus tax, tag, and title. Payments are for 75 months at 3.9% with approved credi t. Go to AutoMaxocala.com for details. Offers cannot be combined. 2011 MAZDA AutoMax Price $12,395 AUTO, SPORTY CAR M489A 2009 MITSUBISHI 2012 NISSAN AutoMax Price $13,995 2012 TOYOTA AutoMax Price $30,995 BLACK FRIDA Y XTERRA $ 4,500 VERSA $ 99 mo. M755 M705A HHR LT, GREAT WARRANTY $ 165 mo. M720 $ 169 mo. M672 ECLIPSE $ 186 mo. M699 MAZDA3 M639 SE, ALL NEW BODY STYLE $ 195 mo. M744 LOW MILES, SUPER CLEAN S MODEL, GREAT CAR ALTIMA $ 197 mo. M629 GTI $ 199 mo. M547 TURBO, 36K MILES, TOP PICK FUSION $ 199 mo. M574 SEL, NICE CAR ALTIMA S MODEL, LOW MILES $ 199 mo. M678 ECLIPSE ONLY 16K MILES, CONVERTIBLE $ 225 mo. M664 LUCERNE CXL, ONLY 32K MILES, WONT LAST LONG $ 12,995 M512A1 CR-V LOCAL TRADE, MUST SEE $ 225 mo. M595A SONATA GREAT WARRANTY, GREAT MPG $ 229 mo. M730 MUSTANG $ 345 mo. PREMIUM, LEATHER, LOADED M593 ESCAPE LIMITED, LOADED $ 255 mo. M729 MKS AutoMax Price $18,495 GREAT LUXURY CAR $ 277 mo. M737 MKX $ 285 mo. M347A CHROME WHEELS, LOADED CAMARO RS, 20 WHEELS $ 299 mo. M572 RAM 1500 SLT, QUAD CAB, SHARP TRUCK $ 299 mo. M734 TSX ONLY 28K MILES $ 309 mo. M712 MAXIMA MOONROOF, SHARP CAR $ 315 mo. 21995 SORENTO 3RD ROW, V6, SUPERB CROSSOVER $ 329 mo. M723 G37 SEDAN 337 HP RWD SPORT SEDAN $ 345 mo. M651 2 IN STOCK ARMADA $ 399 mo. SV, V8, SUPER CLEAN M686 NICE CROSSOVER, BLACK CX-7 $ 225 mo. M736 200 $ 239 mo. M627 CONVERTIBLE, CLEAN SEQUOIA V8, SRS, BLACK $ 465 mo. M680 TAHOE LT, 20 CHROME WHEELS, BLACK $ 479 mo. M654

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BRIEFS Toys for Tots startsThe annual Toys for Tots drive has started. Beginning Monday, new, unwrapped toys may be dropped off at the South Marion Citizen office, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, during regular busines hours. INDEX Bookmark...........................26 Cherrywood......................20 Classified.............................27 Lend a hand.......................26 Marion Landing................12 Oak Run...............................18 OTOW...................................19 Out to Pastor.....................11 Pun Alley.............................26 Puzzles.................................22CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & Businesses FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2012 VOLUME 18 NUMBER 26 www.smcitizen.com 28 ~ Friday, November 23, 2012 www.smcitizen.com PHOTO BY JIM CLARKRinging the bell Linda Jacobs of Joy Lutheran Church, a resident of On Top of the World, was the bell-ringer for the Salvation Army Monday afternoon at Winn Dixie. She received a donation from Don Herold of Pine Run. Bellringers are still needed. See Lend a Hand column on Page 26. PHOTO BY DIANE BRESSMarion Landing Crafters Marion Landing Charity Crafters, from left, Noella Salas, Olga Mehinovich, Ann Ferran, Laura Jesse, Pat Wurst, and Evelyn Olsen (not shown) with this years donation to The Salvation Army. They also donated to Ocala Oaks. Column starts on Page 12. The Florida Department of Health (DOH) Monday confirmed one additional case of fungal meningitis associated with contaminated lots of methylprednisolone acetate from the New England Compounding Center (NECC). A 56-year-old man who received treatment at the Florida Pain Clinic in Marion County is the states newest case, bringing the total to 24 cases, including three deaths. We continue to work closely with health care practitioners to ensure timely detection, proper follow-up and support to each patient who may have received contaminated steroid injections. said State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health Dr. John Armstrong. We remain vigilant in our efforts to keep Floridians safe, and urge any individual who received contaminated steroid injections to seek medical attention for any related symptoms. As of Nov. 19, the number of nationwide cases of fungal meningitis related to contaminated steroid injections is 480 with 33 deaths across 19 states. Fungal meningitis is not contagious and cannot be passed from person to person. The signs and symptoms of meningitis related to epidural injections with NECC medications include fever, headache, stiff neck, nausea and vomiting, sensitivity to light, numbness or weakness on one side of the body or other, and altered mental status. DOH and the Department of Professional and Business Regulation will continue to update the websites at http://newsroom.doh.state.fl.us/ or http://www.myfloridalicense.com/ dbpr/. DOH has set up a toll-free hotline at 1-866-523-7339 for those who may have additional questions. The Department works to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida. Another meningitis case found Decorations are popping up in street corners and storefronts, warm family gatherings are just around the corner and many residents in Marion County have started their wish lists for the season. Yes, the holidays are back, and if your plans include a little wishing and a little gifting, make sure to build safe driving into the top of your list by following these handy tips from the Marion County Office of the County Engineer: Inspect your vehicle and have a plan. Before heading out on a trip, ensure your car is working properly. Prepare driving directions and buckle up before starting the car. Obey speed limits. Most rollovers occur at high speeds as a result of sudden steering maneuvers. Avoid distractions. If you must make or answer a phone call or text message, pull over to a rest area and only continue on your County: Put safe driving at top of your wish list PLEASESEEDRIVING PAGE3 Marion Countys Growth Services department has a new leader. Gregory Stubbs, AICP 56, started his new post this week as Growth Services director. Stubbs replaces Jimmy Massey, who left the agency in September. Stubbs has more than 20 years of local government growth management experience, including service with Volusia, Lake and Sumter counties and the cities of Minneapolis, Deltona and Baytown, Texas. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in business/interdisciplinary studies from the University of South Carolina and is accredited by the American Institute of Certified Planners. His salary is $91,041. As Growth Services director, Stubbs will be tasked with administering the activities of the departments code enforcement, planning and zoning divisions and applying the Land Development Code and ensuring its consistency with the countys Comprehensive Land Use Plan. He will also be responsible for coordinating and developing community redevelopment areas as needed and assisting with the advancement of the economic development projects, among other activities. Growth Services gets new boss Stubbs Splash pad closedThe splash pad at Citizens Circle has closed for the winter. Citizens Circle is located behind City Hall, 110 S.E. Watula Ave. The splash pad may run as a lighted fountain during other winter special events held at Citizens Circle. The splash pad is expected to reopen for recreational use in April 2013. Jobless rate dropsWorkforce Connections regional unemployment rate dropped to 9.1 percent in October, down 0.7 percent over the month and down 2.6 percent from one year ago. Out of a labor force of 209,706, there were 19,128 jobless, a drop of 1,378 over the month and 5,280 fewer than one year ago. The number of employed in the region in October increased by 963 to 190,578. At the same time, the Ocala/Marion County metropolitan statistical area (MSA) was one of only three metro areas in the state to show job growth in manufacturing. The October 2012 unemployment rates, released Friday by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, were 9.1 percent in Marion County, down 0.7 percent over the month; 9.2 percent in Citrus County, down 0.7 percent; and 8.8 percent in Levy County, down 0.6 percent. Floridas not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 8.2 percent in October, down 0.4 percent, and the national unemployment rate was 7.5 percent. Thats the lowest unemPLEASESEEJOBLESS PAGE3 000D844



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BRIEFS Toys for Tots startsThe annual Toys for Tots drive has started. Beginning Monday, new, unwrapped toys may be dropped off at the South Marion Citizen office, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, during regular busines hours. INDEX Bookmark...........................26 Cherrywood......................20 Classified.............................27 Lend a hand.......................26 Marion Landing................12 Oak Run...............................18 OTOW...................................19 Out to Pastor.....................11 Pun Alley.............................26 Puzzles.................................22CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & BusinessesFRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2012 VOLUME 18 NUMBER 26 www.smcitizen.com28~ Friday, November 23, 2012 www.smcitizen.com PHOTO BY JIM CLARKRinging the bellLinda Jacobs of Joy Lutheran Church, a resident of On Top of the World, was the bell-ringer for the Salvation Army Monday afternoon at Winn Dixie. She received a donation from Don Herold of Pine Run. Bellringers are still needed. See Lend a Hand column on Page 26. PHOTO BY DIANE BRESSMarion Landing CraftersMarion Landing Charity Crafters, from left, Noella Salas, Olga Mehinovich, Ann Ferran, Laura Jesse, Pat Wurst, and Evelyn Olsen (not shown) with this years donation to The Salvation Army. They also donated to Ocala Oaks. Column starts on Page 12. The Florida Department of Health (DOH) Monday confirmed one additional case of fungal meningitis associated with contaminated lots of methylprednisolone acetate from the New England Compounding Center (NECC). A 56-year-old man who received treatment at the Florida Pain Clinic in Marion County is the states newest case, bringing the total to 24 cases, including three deaths. We continue to work closely with health care practitioners to ensure timely detection, proper follow-up and support to each patient who may have received contaminated steroid injections. said State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health Dr. John Armstrong. We remain vigilant in our efforts to keep Floridians safe, and urge any individual who received contaminated steroid injections to seek medical attention for any related symptoms. As of Nov. 19, the number of nationwide cases of fungal meningitis related to contaminated steroid injections is 480 with 33 deaths across 19 states. Fungal meningitis is not contagious and cannot be passed from person to person. The signs and symptoms of meningitis related to epidural injections with NECC medications include fever, headache, stiff neck, nausea and vomiting, sensitivity to light, numbness or weakness on one side of the body or other, and altered mental status. DOH and the Department of Professional and Business Regulation will continue to update the websites at http://newsroom.doh.state.fl.us/ or http://www.myfloridalicense.com/ dbpr/. DOH has set up a toll-free hotline at 1-866-523-7339 for those who may have additional questions. The Department works to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida. Another meningitis case found Decorations are popping up in street corners and storefronts, warm family gatherings are just around the corner and many residents in Marion County have started their wish lists for the season. Yes, the holidays are back, and if your plans include a little wishing and a little gifting, make sure to build safe driving into the top of your list by following these handy tips from the Marion County Office of the County Engineer: Inspect your vehicle and have a plan. Before heading out on a trip, ensure your car is working properly. Prepare driving directions and buckle up before starting the car. Obey speed limits. Most rollovers occur at high speeds as a result of sudden steering maneuvers. Avoid distractions. If you must make or answer a phone call or text message, pull over to a rest area and only continue on your County: Put safe driving at top of your wish list PLEASESEEDRIVING, PAGE3 Marion Countys Growth Services department has a new leader. Gregory Stubbs, AICP, 56, started his new post this week as Growth Services director. Stubbs replaces Jimmy Massey, who left the agency in September. Stubbs has more than 20 years of local government growth management experience, including service with Volusia, Lake and Sumter counties and the cities of Minneapolis, Deltona and Baytown, Texas. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in business/interdisciplinary studies from the University of South Carolina and is accredited by the American Institute of Certified Planners. His salary is $91,041. As Growth Services director, Stubbs will be tasked with administering the activities of the departments code enforcement, planning and zoning divisions and applying the Land Development Code and ensuring its consistency with the countys Comprehensive Land Use Plan. He will also be responsible for coordinating and developing community redevelopment areas as needed and assisting with the advancement of the economic development projects, among other activities. Growth Services gets new boss Stubbs Splash pad closedThe splash pad at Citizens Circle has closed for the winter. Citizens Circle is located behind City Hall, 110 S.E. Watula Ave. The splash pad may run as a lighted fountain during other winter special events held at Citizens Circle. The splash pad is expected to reopen for recreational use in April 2013. Jobless rate dropsWorkforce Connections regional unemployment rate dropped to 9.1 percent in October, down 0.7 percent over the month and down 2.6 percent from one year ago. Out of a labor force of 209,706, there were 19,128 jobless, a drop of 1,378 over the month and 5,280 fewer than one year ago. The number of employed in the region in October increased by 963 to 190,578. At the same time, the Ocala/Marion County metropolitan statistical area (MSA) was one of only three metro areas in the state to show job growth in manufacturing. The October 2012 unemployment rates, released Friday by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, were 9.1 percent in Marion County, down 0.7 percent over the month; 9.2 percent in Citrus County, down 0.7 percent; and 8.8 percent in Levy County, down 0.6 percent. Floridas not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 8.2 percent in October, down 0.4 percent, and the national unemployment rate was 7.5 percent. Thats the lowest unemPLEASESEEJOBLESS, PAGE3 000D844

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ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MAXIMUM 10 WORDS RUNSFOR 2 WEEKSFREE TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403 General Help CUSTOMER RELATIONS*Call Now!* Looking to fill immediate positions. Training, 401(k), medical. No exp. necessary. $550-$800 a week. Call Karen 352-436-4460 Auctions ABSOLUTE ON-SITE AUCTION12940 SW 66 ST OCALA Information (352) 489-3836 SAT. DEC 1st, AUCTION starts at 10A.M PREVIEW 9A.M.Too many items to list! 10% Buyers Premium. Auctioneer James Tate. AU2266/AB1641 Visa, M/C accepted Furniture New Twin Bed Never Slept In $99 (352) 509-7138 General Small Recorder Mini Cassette $70. Call Herman (352) 895-1981 Musical Instruments BUYINGGuitars, Banjos & Mandolins,Fender, Gibson & Martin any condition (443) 463-3421 Fitness Equipment EXCERCISE BIKE dual action model #955 Exc. Cond. All features. $65 352-873-8318 Sporting Goods PING GOLF BAG leather, like new great shape $40 828-246-2565 M obile Homes F or Sale BAD CREDIT RENT-TO-OWN. 13th Street homes of Alachua, FL. Now has land/home pkgs.Ready to move in NOW! Call 386-418-0424 Rent al Houses DUNNELLONRainbow Springs CC Est, 3/2/2, immediate occupancy, $825. 352-494-3551 or 727-873-6840 Real Es t ate F or 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. Citrus Hills Homes Forest Ridge Villages Updated, move in ready, 2/2/2, Private lot 352-746-0002 Marion Count y 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 Campers/ Travel Trailers WE BUYRVS, Travel Trailers, 5th Wheels, Motor Homes Call US 352-201-6945 V ehicles W anted BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 Cars ACURA2006, TSX, 98K miles, NAV, Sunroof, Sporty $14,800Call 352-232-1481 AUDI2001 A4, Quattro AWD 83K miles, MUST SEE!! $7,200 (352) 978-3571 CADILLAC2011, CTS Sedan, 14k miles, NAV sunroof $29,995. 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WE CAN HELP! Credit A Little ? *See sales person for details. Pictures for illustration purposes only All prices and payments are with $1,000 cash or trade equity plus tax, tag, and $395 administration fee plus tax, tag, and title. Payments are for 75 months at 3.9% with approved credi t. Go to AutoMaxocala.com for details. Offers cannot be combined. 2011 MAZDA AutoMax Price $12,395 AUTO, SPORTY CAR M489A 2009 MITSUBISHI 2012 NISSAN AutoMax Price $13,995 2012 TOYOTA AutoMax Price $30,995 BLACK FRIDAY XTERRA $ 4,500 VERSA $ 99 mo. M755 M705A HHR LT, GREAT WARRANTY $ 165 mo. M720 $ 169 mo. M672 ECLIPSE $ 186 mo. M699 MAZDA3 M639 SE, ALL NEW BODY STYLE $ 195 mo. M744 LOW MILES, SUPER CLEAN S MODEL, GREAT CAR ALTIMA $ 197 mo. M629 GTI $ 199 mo. M547 TURBO, 36K MILES, TOP PICK FUSION $ 199 mo. M574 SEL, NICE CAR AL TIMA S MODEL, LOW MILES $ 199 mo. M678 ECLIPSE ONLY 16K MILES, CONVERTIBLE $ 225 mo. M664 LUCERNE CXL, ONLY 32K MILES, WONT LAST LONG $ 12,995 M512A1 CR-V LOCAL TRADE, MUST SEE $ 225 mo. M595A SONA T A GREAT WARRANTY, GREAT MPG $ 229 mo. M730 MUST ANG $ 345 mo. PREMIUM, LEATHER, LOADED M593 ESCAPE LIMITED, LOADED $ 255 mo. M729 MK S AutoMax Price $18,495 GREAT LUXURY CAR $ 277 mo. M737 MKX $ 285 mo. M347A CHROME WHEELS, LOADED CAMARO RS, 20 WHEELS $ 299 mo. M572 RAM 1500 SLT, QUAD CAB, SHARP TRUCK $ 299 mo. M734 TSX ONLY 28K MILES $ 309 mo. M712 MA XIMA MOONROOF, SHARP CAR $ 315 mo. 21995 SORENTO 3RD ROW, V6, SUPERB CROSSOVER $ 329 mo. M723 G3 7 SEDAN 337 HP RWD SPORT SEDAN $ 345 mo. M651 2 IN STOCK ARMADA $ 399 mo. SV, V8, SUPER CLEAN M686 NICE CROSSOVER, BLACK CX-7 $ 225 mo. M736 200 $ 239 mo. M627 CONVERTIBLE, CLEAN SEQUOIA V8, SRS, BLACK $ 465 mo. M680 TA H O E LT, 20 CHROME WHEELS, BLACK $ 479 mo. M654

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Friday, November 23, 2012 ~ 3 www.smcitizen.com 26~ Friday, November 23, 2012 www.smcitizen.com trip when done. Keep a safe distance. Leave yourself enough space from the car in front of you to avoid sudden stops or getting boxed in. Watch for reckless drivers. Be more vigilant than usual, avoid confrontations and always aim to protect yourself, your passengers and your vehicle first. Dont overload. Observe the maximum weight specified by your car manufacturer and ensure all packed goods are properly secured inside the vehicle. For more information and tips, contact the Marion County Office of the County Engineer at 352671-8686. DRIVINGCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 THE PANTHER By Nelson DeMille In his latest thriller, The Panther, DeMilles wisecracking NYPD detective John Corey and his FBI agent wife Kate Mayfield are back. Both are being posted to Sanaa, Yemen, a place Corey refers to irreverently: If the world had an anus it would be located in Yemen. It is also the most dangerous place in the world. The bribe to entice the couple to take such a lethal assignment is that once they get back they can write their own ticket. Their boss, FBI agent in charge Tom Walsh should have been addedif they get back. Its 2004 and the world is still reeling from 9/11 and the previous attack on the USS Cole in Aden harbor. The Coreys mission is to bring to justice the mastermind of the Cole attack, a terrorist known as the Panther. From the outset, despite his humorous, sarcastic asides, Corey has misgiving about the mission. Why were he and Kate selected to work with myriad intelligence agencies including the CIA? In time he suspects hidden agendas, one of them frightening: Why, you ask, would the CIA want to get even with me or Kate? Well, once upon a time Kate and I had inadvertently screwed up a major CIA planOperation Wild Firethat, if it had been successful would have turned Sanaa and other Islamic cities into nuclear ash. The plan was clever, diabolical, illegal, and very dangerous to human life on earth. Other than that, it Today, the day after Thanksgiving, is called Black Friday when many vendors want to get out of the red and into the black. They hope the recession will really end with a frenzied activity of shoppers at many different stores, starting from early morning to late in the day. The Black Friday tradition was actually started by the pilgrims when they celebrated by getting in their boat and cruising up and down the coastline in what has come to be called The After Thanksgiving Day Sail. Carrying on this tradition, Pun Alley gives you some two-bit puns and bargain basement stories.Divorced BarbieA man walked into a store to buy a Barbie doll Christmas present for his daughter. He asked the clerk, How much is that Barbie in the window? The clerk responded, Which Barbie? We have Barbie Goes to the Gym for $39.95, Barbie Goes to the Ball for $39.95, Barbie Goes Shopping for $39.95, and Divorced Barbie for $395.00. The guy asked, Why is Divorced Barbie different from all the others? Thats obvious, the clerk stated, Divorced Barbie comes with Kens house, Kens car, Kens boat, and Kens furniture.Remote controlCash, check or charge? the clerk asked after folding items the woman wished to purchase. As she fumbled for her wallet the clerk noticed a remote control for a television set in her purse. Do you always carry your TV remote? the clerk asked. No, she replied. But my husband refused to come shopping with me, so I figured this was the most evil thing I could do to him.Knockout timeThe small exclusive store had advertised heavily for its Black Friday sale. A long line in front of the store had formed by 7:30, the stores opening time. A small man pushed his way to the front of the line, only to be pushed back, amid loud and colorful curses. On the mans second attempt, he was knocked around a bit and then pushed to the end of the line again. As he got up the second time, he yelled, That does it! If they push me one more time, I wont open the store!Five and tenEven time has no meaning at all to a lot of women shoppers on Black Friday. The wife left early in the morning and announced to her husband, Im going shopping. Ill be back in about $1750. or so. The teenager approached the sales clerk in the dress shop with a large bag. My mother likes this outfit. May I exchange it? On Black Friday only in America do people trample others just for a sale exactly one day after they were gave thanks for what they already have. Could I try on that dress in the window? a woman asked the shopkeeper. Certainly, he replied, but Id prefer that you use the dressing room. Biology is the study of shopping habits. This hat, she explained to her husband, cost me nothing. It was marked down from $20 to $10, so I bought it with the $10 I saved. My wife loves bargains. What a great shopper. One time she went out window shopping and came home with seven windows. Nowadays if someone pays in cash you get suspicious; you figure his credit is no good. People are funny; they spend money they dont have to buy things they dont need to impress people they dont like. Why does Christmas always come when the stores are most crowded? If she used her library card the way she uses her credit cards shed be the most brilliant woman in America. Flea marketAntiques enthusiast Mary spent her free time haunting second-hand stores and flea markets where she might find a valuable antique of some sort. Buried in the back of a thrift shop Mary found a small old-fashioned kerosene lamp. She was sure it was worth considerably more than the dollar on the price tag. Unfortunately, though, her newest find was infested with small albino insects that had jumped from the stores cat. She bought it all the same, though. Now Mary had a little lamp. Its fleas were white as snow.Be carefulThe Burglars Association of Marion County have asked me to announce that there are just 32 more shoplifting days till Christmas. Here are two-bit puns and bargain basement stories PUN ALLEY D FDick Frank Far too many pages to turn BOOK MARK P WPat Wellington was a good plan. Actually, it wasnt. But wife Kate isnt buying her husbands paranoid concern and the mission continues at full speed. The action is fastpaced and the dialogue is sharp and witty. Corey, the first-person narrator, maintains a curious detachment even at the height of mayhem. The plot is taut and believable and goes beyond the characters to issues such as the War on Terror itself, allies and enemies and the difficulty in distinguishing between the two. Although I would certainly characterize The Panther as a page turner, I will add that there are entirely too many pages to turn. At 600+ pages the book needed some serious editing that it didnt get. AARP Driver SafetyTelephone Coordinator needed to work at home to retrieve messages from the AARP Driver Safety toll free message line. Telephone coordinator will select an appropriate driver safety class and make a follow up call to the original caller. For additional information contact Paul Halman at 352-533-7626.Marion County Literacy CouncilReading tutors are needed for outreach program at the county jail. Tutoring in the jail is a unique experience, but it is also a very rewarding one. You could have a huge impact by working with individuals and giving them the tools they need to not wind up back in the jail again. For additional information contact Dmitriy at 352-690-7323.Marion County Public LibraryThe Friends of the Library need volunteers to assist in the Book Market bookstore Mondays and Tuesdays at the E. Silver Spring Blvd location from 10 a.m. 2 p.m. For additional information contact Pat Anderson at 352-5988218.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 predetermined 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 ChurchFirst UMC is seeking volunteers to assist with sorting and distributing clothing, bath and personal products, and meal assistants. Please contact Evelyn McRae at 352633-4344.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 All dinners are open to the public in the dining hall Saturday breakfast is canceled for Saturday, Nov. 24, only, due to an LAVFW event. The 8 to 10 a.m. scheduled time will resume the following week. The Mens Auxiliary will serve their shrimp and wing baskets with cole slaw and fries on Friday, Dec. 7, from 4 to 6 p.m. The dinner will resume in January. A taco buffet sponsored by the Mens Auxiliary will be heldon Friday, Nov. 30, from 4 to 6 p.m. The buffet includes beef or chicken tcos with hard or soft shells and all the trimmings. Donation is $7. The fish fry, held on the second and fourth Friday, will not be serving until Jan. 11. The VFW Post 5781 holiday party will take place on Saturday, Dec. 29. The party includes dinner, dancing and a comedy show. The buffet sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. The buffet includes baked ham, roasted potatoes, mixed vegetables, green salad, rolls and dessert. After the dinner, the comedy show, sponsored by VFW Post 4781, featuring Carol Nelson, Krazy Carol, a recording artist from Sarasota, will take place. The evenings entertainment will also include music and dancing. Tickets for all of the events are $20 per person. There are limited tickets available, pre-sale only, and no tickets will be sold at the door. Tickets can be purchased in the Canteen daily beginning at noon. Bingo is open to the public each Monday and Thursday with early bird specials starting at 11:30 a.m. Lunch is available. Members and guests (non-members must be signed in by a VFW Post 4781 member) Monday Night Bar Baingo is played in the Canteen from 6 to 8 p.m. Food is available. Join us for karaoke on Friday, Nov. 30, from 6 to 10 p.m. with Mr. Entertainment and on Saturday, Nov.24, with Archie. Upcoming events at VFW Post 4781 Check out our website www.smcitizen.com 352-291-1573 FAX 352-291-1574 000D3FP SHIPPING POST T H E Plus Plus Located in Jasmine Plaza 6160 SW State Road 200, #110 Make Your Holiday Easier! 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Workforce Connection CEO Rusty Skinner said that while the total labor force for the region fluctuated slightly in October, the good news is that more people are working. The fact that more people are finding work in a recovering economy is certainly important, Skinner said. And the percentage reduction in the number of unemployed, as well as the fact that this percentage reflects real numbers of people returning to work, is also a continuation of the positive trends that we have seen for the past two months. Skinner credits much of the progress in the region to the continued efforts of economic development and business partners. Skinner points out that in October, 562 employers posted 1,574 jobs with Workforce Connection, representing a 55.5-percent increase in employers over JOBLESSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 the year and a 107 percent spike in job openings. Here is how employment numbers break down for each county: Citrus Countys labor force dropped slightly by 125 over the month to 56,861, the number of employed rose by 281 to 51,645 and those without jobs dropped by 406 to 5,216. One year ago, there were 6,495 unemployed. Levy Countys labor force rose by 60 to 17,132, employment is up by 155 jobs to 15,628 and the number of unemployed fell by 95 to 1,504. In October 2011, there were 1,848 jobless. Marion Countys labor force shrank by 350 to 135,713, while the number of those with jobs increased by 527 to 123,305 and those unemployed dropped by 877 to 12,408. During the same time last year, there were 16,065 without jobs. According to DEO, all 67 counties had declines in their unemployment rate over the year, while 66 counties had declines in their unemployment rates over the month. Among Floridas counties, Marion Countys unemployment rate ranked 14th, Citrus County dropped to 13th, and Levy County dropped to 21st. The Ocala MSA remained the fifth highest among the states 23 MSAs, behind Palm Coast with 11.3 percent, Sebastian-Vero Beach with and Port St. Lucie with 10.2 percent and Lakeland-Winter Haven at 9.2 percent. In October, the Ocala MSAs nonagricultural employment was 93,000, an increase of 1.9 percent or 1,700 jobs over the year. Seven major industries gained jobs over the year, led by education and health services (+700 jobs); leisure and hospitality (+500 jobs each); trade, transportation and utilities, and professional and business services (+300 jobs each); and manufacturing, financial activities, and other services (+100 each). DEOs Rust noted that only two other MSAs also had positive job growth in manufacturing. Since manufacturing is slipping in the rest of the state, thats a pretty good showing for Ocala, Rust said. Two industries that lost jobs over the year were mining, logging, and construction (-200 jobs) and government (-100 jobs). Information remained unchanged over the year. Rebecca Rust, DEOs chief economist, said that among positive signs statewide is that there continues to be a drop in number of job losers those laid off as well as an increase in the number of job leavers, or those who leave jobs voluntarily. Thats certainly positive, I think we can say with some confidence weve seen some improvement, Rust said, adding that there was also an increase in the percentage of new entrants to the job market. Rust cited a number of additional signs of improvement in Floridas economic conditions, including: Floridas unemployment rate was down 1.7 percentage points from the October 2011 rate of 10.2 percent. It was the 23nd consecutive month of overthe-year declines in Floridas unemployment rate. The current unemployment rate was down 2.9 percentage points from the last recession peak rate of 11.4 percent reached in January and February 2010 and was the lowest rate since December 2008. Floridas annual job growth rate has been positive for the past 27 months. Prior to this, the state had been losing jobs for three years. Floridas online job ads were up 11.9 percent over the year. Initial claims for Reemployment Assistance were down 7.3 percent from a year ago. Florida housing starts were up 29.3 percent over the year, reaching a level of 3,529 in September 2012. Florida median home prices were up 7.4 percent over the year. Taxable sales were $26.9 billion in September (preliminary), an increase of 7.4 percent over the year. October tax revenue (seasonally adjusted) was up 5.4 percent compared to a year ago. This marked the 31st straight month of annual increases. Workforce Connection is the local, business-led organization dedicated to connecting qualified workers with local employers in Citrus, Levy and Marion counties through cost-effective, high-quality employment, training and education services in collaboration with business, community, education, economic development and government partners. On average, 36,000 job seekers and 1,500 businesses receive services at no charge each year. To obtain a full copy of the October 2012 unemployment reports or to find out more about Workforce Connections upcoming events and services, visit ww.clmworkforce.com or call 1-800-434-JOBS, ext. 1234. Read the classifieds 000DBML Millennium Hair Salon at our new location 8296 SW 103rd St. Rd. 352-237-3676 Monday Friday 9-5, Saturday 9-4 Walk-Ins Welcome With coupon. Expires 11/29/12 Pedicure $ 18 00 Color, Cut & Style $ 62 00 $ 55 00 With coupon. Expires 11/29/12 With coupon. 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Saturday, Nov. 24 Taylors to sing at College Road BaptistThe second concert in College Road Baptist Churchs Winter Concert Series will be on Saturday, Nov. 24 at 7 p.m. There is no charge for this concert but a love offering will be received. Performing will be The Taylors. They have had six radio singles to chart in the Singing News Top 80 Gospel Chart, two singles in the Top 40, and one single in the Top 20. The Taylors are a family quartet from the heart of North Carolina. Jonathan, Suzanne, Christopher, and Lindsey are dedicated to stirring up the faith of the Christian community, as well as reaching others with the good news of Jesus Christ through Gospel music. The Taylors are currently performing over 200 dates a year across the United States, including several mission-oriented trips abroad. College Road Baptist Church is at 5010 S.W. College Road, Ocala (1.7 miles west of Interstate75 on State Road 200).Fundraiser bingo by VFW ladiesThe Ladies Auxiliary to the Angela S. Santos VFW Post 4781 is having a fundraiser bingo on Saturday, Nov. 24. The doors open at 10:30 a.m. For a $20 donation you will receive the following: A $25 Bingo Pack and one (1) Special Winner Take-All Ticket. This, also, includes a hot dog, soda, cake, and coffee. We suggest you buy your tickets ASAP as this should be an early sellout. Contact Regina Ballman at 352-873-3631 or Sheryl Browne at 352-854-5787. Join us, along with your guests and friends for an enjoyable holiday Saturday. All proceeds from this event will be used to fund various activities for our veterans and other charities. Sunday, Nov. 25 Jimmy Strickland in ConcertEnjoy a musical treat as Jimmy Strickland performs your favorite Gospel Songs when he presents his free Southern Gospel Concert, 5 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.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.Monday, Nov. 26 40 & 8 to meetThe regular monthly meeting of the 40 & 8 will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 26, 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 light refreshments with fellow veterans. For more information phone Ben at 352-854-0272 or Zack at 352-873-4841. Tuesday, Nov. 27 WMBA to meetThe next general meeting of the West Marion Business Association will be Tuesday, Nov. 27, at the Southwest District Sheriffs office on State Road 200 at 5:30 p.m. The group is looking for someone to volunteer and fill the vacant seats that are open on the board at the end of the year. A membership chair is being sought. Call Lucy Hutchinson at 352-207-8660 for more information.Breast cancer survivors to meetThe 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 235 (Multipurpose Room) at 1 p.m. The meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 27, will include a presentation by Nancy Spano from Ocala Oncology. She will speak on Chemo Brain/Brain Fuzz. This information will be informative and enlightening for those on this Breast Cancer Journey. There will also be a pot luck luncheon at noon prior to our meeting. Bring a dish and join us. If you have any questions, please contact Gail Tirpak at 352-291-6904.Wednesday, Nov. 28 Marion Oaks Community BingoDo you like to have fun with friends? Do you like to win money? Then you need to come to the Marion Oaks Community Bingo on Wednesday nights at the Community Center. Card sales open at 6:15 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. For as little as $8, you can enjoy over two hours of funfilled games with fellow bingo lovers! In addition, we offer coffee, snacks and door prize drawings during intermission for your enjoyment. Marion Oaks Community Bingo is overseen by the Marion Oaks Civic Association and is staffed by area volunteers. This is a great opportunity to gather in your community for an inexpensive night out while supporting your civic association. Bring a friend and come to the community center on Wednesday nights for a guaranteed good time! Woman plays Marjorie Kinnan RawlingsOn Wednesday, Nov. 28, Master the Possibilities Education Center presents Karen de Vos in her one-woman play, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings at the Circle Square Cultural Center at 1:30 p.m. This special presentation is free and open to the public. De Vos has performed this well documented and fascinating piece throughout Florida. In the presentation De Vos, as Rawlings, describes her life in Cross Creek, how she became intrigued with her Florida Cracker neighbors, and why she chose to portray them in stories, articles, and poems. Slides, made from the Rawlings collection at the University of Florida in Gainesville, accompany the entire program. Afterward, the audience has an opportunity to ask questions. There will also be a display table that includes a book exhibit and other interesting memorabilia. Circle Square Cultural Center is at 8395 S.W. 80th St., Ocala. Although this is a free event, registration is appreciated. For more information and to register, call 352-854-3699 or visit www.masterthepossibilites.com. Doors to the Cultural Center will open at 1 p.m.Friday, November 23, 2012 ~ 25 www.smcitizen.com 4~ Friday, November 23, 2012 www.smcitizen.com This weeks puzzle answers Community calendar SOUTH MARION Citizen The South Marion Citizen is a free community newspaper covering news of communities in southwest Marion County including Oak Run, Pine Run, Palm Cay, On Top of the World, Kingsland Country Estates, Countryside Farms, Marion Landing, Majestic Oaks, Hidden Lake, Woods and Meadows Estates, Paddock Farms, Saddle Oak Club, Deer Creek, Cherrywood Estates, Hardwood Trails, Candler Hills, Country Oaks, and Harvest Meadows, among others. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Citizen: If your community is listed above and the Citizen is not delivered to your home and you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 200 Corridor, call 854-3986CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481 EditorJim Clark Circulation Barbara Jaggers Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean and Susie Mirabile General Manager John Provost Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Deadline for classified ads :Deadline for display advertising : Tuesday 4 p.m. before publicationMonday 5 p.m. before publication READER SERVICES I want to get news in the Citizen.Call editor Jim Clark at 352-854-3986 or send by e-mail to editor@smcitizen.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Citizenoffice in Kingsland Plaza. 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Thursday, Nov. 29 Arnette to hold open houseArnette House has completed a $150,000 renovation of its 24-hour emergency youth shelter. This renovation has created a more homelike and environmentally friendly setting for the youth. Arnette House will host an open house Thursday, Nov. 29, from 1 to 4 p.m. with a ribbon cutting at 1:30 p.m. by the Ocala/Marion County Chamber & Economic Partnership. Facility tours will be provided throughout the duration of the event to inform and educate the community about residential and non-residential counseling programs offered by Arnettes dedicated staff. Join us at Arnette House, 2310 N.E. 24th St. For information on Arnette House and its many programs available to the community, e-mail Adam Copenhaver, Community Development Coordinator, acopenhaver@arnettehouse.org, please visit www.arnettehouse.org or call 352-622-4432 ext 231. Saturday, Dec. 1 Chess Club to meetThe chess club that formed at the Freedom Public Library meets the first Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grab your board and chess pieces and come on down. Interested persons are invited to attend for a rousing game of chess. Its your move! For more information, call Ron at 352873-2276.Book sale to benefit Sheltering HandsA mega book sale to benefit Sheltering Hands Rescue will be held Saturday, Dec. 1 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Winn-Dixie, 8445 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. For information call 352-291-1962.Spruce Creek Preserve art, craft fairAn art and craft fair will be held at Spruce Creek Preserve on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Preserve is on State Road 200, three miles southwest of County Road 484 (Gatehouse entrance). Admission is free. There will be a free craft drawing every 30 minutes, a bake sale, and lunch will be available.Kingdom of the Sun band concertJoin the Kingdom of the Sun Concert Band for its December concert series A Christmas Wish on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 2 p.m. or Sunday, Dec. 2 at 3 p.m. at the Marion Technical Institute (MTI), 1614 S.E. Fort King St., Ocala. Musical selections include Christmas Festival; Sleigh Ride; Russian Christmas Music; Grown Up Christmas Wish; Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas; a Christmas sing-along and others. All performances are free and open to the public. Donations are accepted. Non-perishable food items will be collected at both performances for Vets Helping Vets. For more information, call 624-9291 or visit our website at http://kingdomofthesunband.org.Christmas luncheon at Joy LutheranThe annual LMM/WELCA, combined women and mens, Christmas Luncheon at Joy Lutheran Church is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 1 at 11 a.m. Special entertainment will include Gerri Smith, of the Living Word Ministry, Tavares, and Michigan City, Indiana, who will present a biblical portrayal of Mrs. Noah. Mrs. Smith is a dramatic story-teller who presents a unique insight into the lives and times of many Biblical characters. Information about Gerri Smith can be obtained by calling the Joy Lutheran Church office at 352-854-4509.Sunday, Dec. 2 Cuvee hosts Hospice benefitIn celebration of the holidays, experience fine wine and elegant cuisine at Cuve Wine and Bistro on Sunday, Dec. 2 from 6 to 9 p.m. to benefit Hospice of Marion County. Cuve is at 2237 S.W. 19th Ave. Road, Ocala. This black-tie optional gala will feature distinctive gourmet food stations, champagne sangria and other assorted wines. Discover delect.ble wines from all over the world. Entertainment includes music by a classical guitarist and silent auction. Limited reservations available for this elegant event benefiting Hospice of Marion Countys Childrens Program. Donation is $125 per person. Tickets available at Cuve and Hospice of Marion County. For more information, call 352-854-5218.Friday, November 23, 2012 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 24~ Friday, November 23, 2012 www.smcitizen.com othy works in retail management in Phoenix, Arizona. Following her graduation from high school, Aprile attended Saint Marys School of Nursing, getting her degree. A friend and previous graduate of the same school had moved to Miami and urged her and some of her girl friends to come down for employment reasons. Making the bold move with some friends, Aprile jumped at the chance to go to work in a warm and sunny climate. Keep in mind that this was back in the mid sixties. Being a young woman and moving out of state away from family to take a job in a strange place demanded a great deal of courage and confidence as it was not an easy step to take. After arriving in Miami, Aprile continued her education at Miami-Dade Community College and worked her way up to Head Nurse at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Later she became the administrator at the University of Miami Hospital During these years Aprile married and had four children; Dawn, Heather, Scott and Lorelei. Things did not work out between her and her husband so in another act of courage, Aprile moved four teenagers back to her home town of Wethersfield, Connecticut, to be closer to family. Not one to rest on her laurels, Aprile started the first Hospice program while living in Connecticut and co-authored the book, Comprehensive Guide to Hospice Care with a friend, Donna L. Pereira. That was back in 1997 and the book was designed in such a way that new pages could be added as the information became available. Gugies younger years were much different than Apriles in that he was born in Italy during the years just prior to the Second World War. His small town outside of Rome; Sulmona Abhruzzi was a rail head and power plant for the war effort. Allied bombs took out those targets and as a result, his brother Enrico was killed. Because his father had died when Gugie was a young child, following the war, he and his mother joined his brothers in Canada. Work was hard to find for young men in those days and Canada offered great opportunity. Gugie took work at Union Carbide in Welland, Ontario. Again because of work opportunities, Gugie moved to Connecticut and there he met his first wife. They had three children; Francesca, Tony and Maryann. He supported them all as a machinist and metal worker working two and three jobs at a time. In his spare time, Gugie began forming a soccer team. On Sundays he would be out chalking the field; putting up nets and gathering young people from Hartford College to take part in the sport he loved. This hobby soon became an obsession and evolved into his ownership of the Hartford United semi-professional soccer team. They were part of the Connecticut Soccer League. Gugies first wife took ill and later went into hospice care where she passed away. It was in the hospice environment that Gugie and Aprile first became acquainted. Needing help with the family, Gugie offered Aprile money to help out. Laughingly she now states, I should have taken it! but in those days she politely refused any compensation. A year and a half later, Gugie and Aprile united their lives and families when they got married. After 28 years of marriage they share the mutual joy of not only their seven children but 16 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Wanting to escape the cold and ice of the north and based on Apriles experiences of living in Florida, it was a natural that they would retire down here. They traveled all over the state on several visits. Finally, they had some friends that urged them to come and live here at Cherrywood. Looking over the property, they found an active community that fit their lifestyle and they bought their home. Both Aprile and Gugie have quick and easy smiles, a great sense of humor and a love for the people and opportunities here at Cherrywood. They enjoy the respect of all who know them.From your reporterIf you have a comment or suggestion for items you would like to see in the Cherrywood Section of the Citizen, please feel free to contact me at urperssec@yahoo.com. I am always happy to hear from you, the reader. 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Sunday, Dec. 2 Master Choir Christmas concertThe Central Florida Master Choir, conducted by Dr. Harold W. McSwain, Jr., will perform a Christmas concert on Sunday, Dec. 2, at 3 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 1126 E. Silver Springs Blvd. (which is SR 40) diagonally across the street from the old Ritz Hotel in Ocala. The program, titled A Beautiful Christmas, will include the Benjamin Brittens Ceremony of Carols and Christmas music by Alfred Burt and Irving Berlin and others. Admission to the concert is free but an offering will be taken to benefit the Tuesday Morning Outreach Ministry to help the homeless, jobless, and others in need. For further information about the concert, call 352537-0207.Youth Symphony Concert setThe Ocala Youth Symphony will present its Christmas concert, at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2 at West Port High School Auditorium, 3733 S.W. 80th Ave., Ocala The Ocala Youth Symphony is composed of amazing musicians raging in age from 8 to 18 and serves the education and professional development of young musicians from the Ocala/Marion County and surrounding areas. All concerts are free and open to the public. For information call 352-873-6738.Monday, Dec. 3 Retired registered nurses to meetThe Citrus Marion Chapter of the Florida Registered Nurses Retired (RNR) will meet at the West Marion Medical Bldg. Room 240 on Monday, Dec. 3 for our annual Christmas Party. The entertainment will be the Act 4 Civic Theater Group and the charity will be the Salvation Army of both Citrus and Marion County and a cash donation is requested. RNs wishing to attend should call Gladys at 352-854-2677 or Mary Jane at 352-726-6882 by Tuesday Nov. 27.Wednesday, Dec. 5 Annual Candle Lighting MemorialLight a candle for your child you lost too soon. Join together in honoring the memory of all our children on Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m., in the Community Center room of Blessed Trinity Catholic Church on Southeast 17th Street. Family and friends are invited. Candles are provided. Beverly Brown, guest speaker, will reach out to us and share her first-hand losses and will inform you of her Life Steps Grief Program. She published a book God Speaks. Music, poems, share snacks, drinks provided. Bring picture of your child to display and any mementos and dish to share. For information call Jane at 352-528-9262, Betty 352245-4798, Bill 352-522-0768 or Linda, 352-693-3244. Donations accepted.Thursday, Dec. 6 WOW singles to meetWOW Singles will meet at the following locations. No dues. Please call after 10 a.m. at 352-237-5842 or 352-8619487 for more info. Dec. 6, 12:30 p.m., Blancas Caf, 5000 N. U.S. Highway 27 in Ocala Palms. Dec. 20, 12:30 p.m., Arthurs in the Hilton Hotel, 3600 S.W. 36th Ave.Saturday, Dec. 8 Holiday cookie walk at churchJoin the cookie walk and select from dozens of delicious cookies, including sugar free and gluten free. Stock up for your holiday guests; a great holiday gift. Saturday, Dec. 8 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 7171 S.W. State Road 200. Scandinavian Club of Marion County:The Scandinavian Club of Marion County invites people of Danish, Finish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish decent to join us at our next meeting on Dec. 8. We will meet at 11:30 a.m. at the Ocala Hilton, 3600 S.W. 36th Ave. in Ocala. The menu will be apple stuffed pork loin with mashed potatoes, salad, coffee and dessert. Please bring a toy for Toys for Tots and canned goods for Interfaith. Very special entertainment will be provided by Entertainer Bob Mace on the accordion. The cost is $16 per person. Reservations and payment must be made in advance. Payment must be received by Wednesday the 5th of December. Checks to be made out to Don Clauson and mailed to Don Clauson, 5901 S.W. 86th Place, Ocala, FL 34476. For further details call Jim Neate 352-6871580, Don Clauson 352-861-1235 or Terry Rasmussen 352347-8362.Friday, Dec. 14 Symphony, Youth Symphony concertFor a holiday treat, join the Ocala Symphony Orchestra and the Ocala Youth Symphony at 7 p.m. on Dec. 14 on the downtown square. The Ocala Youth Symphony is composed of amazing young musicians ranging in age from 8 to 18 .You wont want to miss this opportunity to see our Ocala/Marion County youth perform with the Ocala Symphony Orchestra. All Ocala Youth Symphony concerts are free and open to the public. For information call 352-873-6738.Sunday, Dec. 16 Maranatha presents musicalThe Maranatha Baptist Church Choir in Marion Oaks will present a musical Worthy of Worship Celebration of Christmas under the direction of Joyce Warner, and co-directors, Shirley Roberts and Mary Walker, on Sunday, Dec. 16, at 10:45 a.m. All are invited to come and celebrate this special time of year with us. Friday, November 23, 2012 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com 6~ Friday, November 23, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Theres something for everyone a comedy tonight! Open auditions for Ocala Civic Theatres production of A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum will be held on Monday, Dec. 10 and Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. Set in ancient Rome, A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum is a salute to burlesque, featuring bawdy humor and broad physical comedy. The wide range of music includes ballads, patter songs, and novelty numbers. Actors frequently break the fourth wall and communicate directly with the audience. 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Friday, November 23, 2012 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 22~ Friday, November 23, 2012 www.smcitizen.com ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your work on a recent job assignment is impressive and is sure to be noticed. Meanwhile, expect to receive news about an upcoming holiday event you wont want to miss. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Saving the world one person at a time is what you were born to do. So accept it when people ask you for help, especially during the holiday season. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Now that youve resolved all doubts about an important decision, you can surprise a lot of people by defending your stand with your strong and wellreasoned arguments. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) The holiday mood stirs your need to nurture everyone from the family cat to great-grandma. But dont overdo it, especially with teens, who like to feel grown up. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Enjoy basking in the warm love of family and close friends. But dont fall into a prolonged catnap yet. Theres still much to do before you can put up your paws and relax. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Avoid pushing others to work as hard as you do on a common project. Instead, encourage them to do their best, and they might well reward you with a pleasant surprise. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Like the sensible Libra you are, you no doubt started your holiday shopping already. But be careful to keep within your budget. Shop around for the best buys. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Love and friendship remain strong in your aspect over the next several days. This is a good time to develop new relationships and strengthen old ones. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) A beloved family member has news that will brighten your holidays. Also expect to hear from friends who had long since moved out of your life. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Family and friends are in for a surprise when you accept the need to make a change without being talked into it. (Bet it surprised you, too didnt it?) AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Restoring an old friendship might not be as easy as you hoped. You might want to explore the reasons for your former buddys reluctance to cooperate. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Your party-going activities pick up as the holiday season takes off. Enjoy your plunge into the social swim as you make new friends and renew old friendships. BORN THIS WEEK: You are caring and considerate two wonderful attributes that endear you to people of all ages. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. Erronius A doddering old man, Senex and Dominas neighbor. Baritone. Prologus An actor. Baritone. The Courtesans The six courtesans of the House of Lycus: Tintinabula, Panacea, Vibrata, Gymnasia, and the Geminae twins. Various vocal ranges. Burlesque-style specialty dancers, sexy and scantily clad. The Proteans Three omnipresent clowns. Various vocal ranges. Three Stooges types who appear in a number of roles as extras in many scenes. Copies of the script are available at the Theatre and may be checked out with a $10 refundable deposit. Newcomers and veterans are welcome and encouraged to audition. Please prepare a short musical selection, one minute maximum, to audition with. Either a ballad or an uptempo song is acceptable. You may bring sheet music, as an accompanist will be provided, but feel free to bring a CD (without vocals) or your own accompanist. Those auditioning should come prepared to dance, wearing loose clothing and appropriate shoes (no sandals). If you are unable to attend the scheduled auditions, please contact the Theatre to make a separate appointment. Rehearsals begin Monday, Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. and are generally held Monday through Friday from 7-10 p.m. at the Theatre. There will be nights off from rehearsal for Christmas and New Years, to be determined by the availability of the cast. Please bring to auditions a list of potential conflicts with rehearsals. There will be 21 public performances of A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum from Feb. 7 March 3. For more information, call the box office at 352236-2274 or go to www.ocalacivictheatre.com. A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum is directed by Michael Edwards, who directed The Sound of Music and Arsenic and Old Lace in 2000 at Ocala Civic Theatre. Michael has more than 45 years of experience as a professional actor and director. A graduate of the famed Pasadena Playhouse College of Theatre Arts, he recently received the Alumni Association Gilmor Brown Award for Lifetime Achievement in Theatre. He has directed for Flat Rock Playhouse, Charlotte Rep, Riverside Theatre, Winter Park Playhouse, and Orlando Theatre Project, as well as many dinner theatres and community theatres. As an actor he has appeared across the country in regional theatres, summer stock, small professional theatres, and dinner theatres, as well as television and film appearances. Michael has appeared and/or directed five previous productions of A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum. Music director for A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum will be Ryan Pagels, and choreographer will be Debbie McCreight. The Ocala Civic Theatre is located at 4337 E. Silver Springs Blvd. (East State Road 40) in the Appleton Cultural Center. The theatre produces more than 12 fully staged, professional-quality live performances each season and also hosts touring companies. The Ocala Civic Theatre is volunteer-based and is one of the largest community theatres in the state, serving almost 70,000 Marion, Citrus and Lake County residents each season. FORUMCONTINUED FROM PAGE 6 Stirrups n Strides plans a Good Ole Country Hoedown and Auction on Dec. 1. The Country Hoedown will feature: great food, Silent and Chinese auction featuring themed baskets, 50/50 raffle and live music by Catherine Sears, Deby Kelley and Darren Rhodes, Ainsley Wyatt, Gail Carson and Atila Dudash. Special tribute to Loretta Lynn and Patsy Cline by Patsy Clines cousin. Stirrups n Strides Therapeutic Riding Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides therapeutic horseback riding and carriage driving to people with disabilities Tickets are $25 for adults & $20 for children under 12. For more information and to purchase tickets, please call: Stirrups n Strides at: 352-427-3569 or Elaine Richter at 352-620-5236. Fundraiser will be held at the Ag Center Auditorium in the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion Complex in Ocala from 5 to 10 p.m. Stirrups n Strides plans country hoedown, auction Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com 000DB6M Casino Tours Cruises Vacations Call for dates & details. 352-597-4822 Toll Free: 1-877-604-4822 TRINITY F AMIL Y BILO XI www .trinityviptravel.com Prices subject to change. All vendors terms & conditions apply License # ST38447 Serving Florida for over 10 years NOVEMBER DECEMBER IP CASINO RESORT $ 145 pp/dbl 4 Days, 3 Nights $55 Free Play, 2 Meal Coupons, 2 Casinos Visits Beau Rivage $ 179 pp/dbl MY STER Y DRA WINGS & GAMES NEW COACHES LIMITED SEA TING RESERVE NO W!! CHRISTMAS at The Beau $ 185 pp/dbl (Dec. 23-26) 5 Days, 4 Nights CHRISTMAS SPECIAL IP $ 189 pp/dbl Beau $ 219 pp/dbl (December 23-27) SPEND A DAY IN NEW ORLEANS only $10 pp additional REFRESHMENTS 000D3E1 W i s d o Family Medicine Wisdo is Welcoming NEW PATIENTS! 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cians will begin filing into the clubhouse in anticipation of a great nights entertainment. Its the Cherrywood Accordion Club meeting night and time for everyone to enjoy the music of professional and amateur instrumentalists as they bring their talents and expertise to delight the many admirers in the audience. Students just beginning their careers, those who have been playing for a while and seasoned professionals all join in the presentations of classics; pop; jazz; and every other type of musical genre. Theres something for everyones musical tastes at these sessions. Bring your favorite snacks and beverages; bring your friends and neighbors; just be there for an unforgettable experience. If you like music, youll love Accordion Club nights at Cherrywood with Dick Richards and the gang.Double Deck Pinochle ClubSundays at 6 p.m., members of the Double Deck Pinochle Club gather in the game room at the clubhouse for an evening of fun and excitement. Currently, they are seeking new people to join in this challenging at interesting card game. You may think you cant remember how to play but your can learn quickly from these seasoned experts. Just drop in for one evening and youll be hooked; not only on a great game of cards but on the friendly atmosphere and enjoyable company. Try Pinochle the Cherrywood way.Pianist NeededOur need for a pianist applies to anyone who knows how to play the piano. Our Songbirds musical group travels throughout the community bringing laughter and cheer to people in all phases of their lives. Civic groups; hospitals; rest homes and hospice are all part of this talented choirs stops. Right now, they have an urgent need for a piano player who can be a part of this caring and committed group of individuals. If you have the talent and knowledge and you can share these with the Songbirds, you are asked to contact Linda Sisto at 352-509-7245 for more information. Applicants dont have to be Cherrywood residents to become a part of this very worthwhile organization. Call Linda today and make a difference.Cribbage playersOur Cherrywood Cribbage Club is still looking for a few new players to join them on Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. in the card room. Novice or accomplished players are wanted with lessons available for those who are just learning this fascinating game. The atmosphere is friendly; the game exciting; and the opportunity to learn wide open so why not come on out and join this lively group. Bocce BallDont forget that Bocce Ball is now on Fridays from at 7 p.m. at the Bocce Courts behind the clubhouse. Its a great game with some great people so be there whether you play or not; youll have a blast.Get Away to BiloxiIf you want a short trip thats filled with adventure; excitement and fun, then we have a great deal for you. On Jan. 13 through the 16 Cherrywood is offering an excursion to the IP Casino Resort & Spa in Biloxi. Four days and three nights long, this trip offers everyone an opportunity for a super mini-vacation and rest from the holiday season rush. Pamper yourself at the IP Casino enjoying personal service; full amenities and comfortable surroundings. Then take your $25 in free Slot Play and try your luck on the casino floor. Enjoy fine dinning with your $24 in free food coupons as well. Want to try your luck at a different venue? Your trip includes a visit to the Hard Rock Casino and Palace Casino with free $15 slot play coupons at both. This is all included in your ticket price along with Deluxe Motor Coach transportation with a professional escort. You can make reservations and get more details concerning this great trip from Natalie at 352-8544561. Theres a few openings for non-residents also so be sure to call and find out if you qualify. Biloxi is a great place for gaming excitement as well as entertainment and shopping.New Years Dance PartyPlan to ring in the New Year with your friends and neighbors here at Cherrywood. There will be food; dancing; champagne and party favors all in our beautifully decorated clubhouse. The cost is only $10 per person and that covers everything. How can you go wrong at that price? This is always a great time for our residents to be together to reminisce and to plan; to share a meal and some laughs; to toast each other and dance the night away until the strains of Auld Lang Sine brings the year to an end. Believe me when I say its the best ten bucks youll spend all year so see Geri and get your tickets early. This event is always well attended and you wouldnt want to miss out because you procrastinated. Thats a New Years resolution I made last year, not to procrastinate; but I put it off until this year. BingoDont forget that every Thursday at 7 p.m. you can enjoy a game of Bingo with all your friends here at Cherrywood. Cash prizes are awarded and theres no limit on the fun and excitement. Bring your snacks and drinks and come out and enjoy.Plastic ModelsRecently an anonymous donor gave a large collection of plastic model planes; ships; vehicles and tanks to the Cherrywood Veterans Club. We were able to sell these items at a nice profit for the club. The veterans are very grateful for the support they received from our friends and neighbors and from Rob at Robs Hobby Shop and from Duane who is the president of the local Plastic Modeling Society Chapter. Spotlight on ExcellenceEach week we feature a couple of individual who has an interesting past; a promising future or who has made a significant contribution to the quality of life here at Cherrywood. This week we feature Quirino (Gugie) and Aprile Guglielmi. You have seen Gugie and Aprile at lots of the events here at Cherrywood. Both are high energy individuals who take part and contribute to the active life style of Cherrywood by being a part of many various groups Aprile is an accomplished crochet enthusiast as well as a very gifted artist. She is an active member of our CERT team; Songbirds singing group; and even taught crochet at the Marion County Jail for a year to the young female inmates. Gugie, Apriles husband, is an avid tennis player; enjoys co-ed pool; plays ping pong; likes bowling and rides his bike constantly. Both Aprile and Gugie had interesting and but very different backgrounds as they were growing up. Aprile was born in Connecticut, the older of two children. Her brother Tim-Friday, November 23, 2012 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com www.smcitizen.com 8~ Friday, November 23, 2012 Sometimes the calendar can be a little bit unfair with its listing of dates, holidays and remembrances. Take this week, for instance. Thursday was Nov. 22. Because it was the fourth Thursday in November, it was Thanksgiving Day in the United States, the earliest date it can be. It was a day for giving thanks for all that we have in this great nation, whether you agree with everything that is going on or not. Remember, in a lot of places you wouldnt have the right to disagree publicly with your government leaders. The U.S. is one of those great places in the world where you can speak your mind, within reason, of course. But Nov. 22 was also the anniversary of one of the tragedies of our lifetime. It has been 49 years since President John F. Kennedy was assassinated while riding in a motorcade in Dallas. There are certain events, usually tragedies, that make us recall where we were at the moment they occurred. For those who are older, and the numbers are dwindling, the upcoming remembrance of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, is one of those dates. For many adults, that Nov. 22, 1963, date is another. And of course, for almost all adults now alive, Sept. 11, 2001 will live on for many, many years. Of course, those of us who were of a reasonably young age in 1963 had studied the history of the presidents, and the 20-year jinx. We had heard of assassinations of a president. But Kennedy? He was relatively young, full of energy, gave an impassioned inaugural address and was like a perpetual pep talk for the nation. No one even remotely expected that an assassins bullet would cut short his term in the White House. There are certain aspects of history that Ive followed very closely, and the Kennedy and 9/11 tragedies are the main ones. Trouble is, all the shows on television about these events are repeats, and Ive seen all of them several times. I go through the Internet looking to learn new things about these happenings, but its getting harder and harder. This week, though, Thanksgiving trumps all the bad memories. Its a time to look up to the heavens and be thankful for what we have. Its also a time when many people unselfishly help others who may be a little down on their luck. So all of us here at the West Marion Messenger and South Marion Citizen wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving, and we know many of you will read this Wednesday or Thursday, although the paper is dated Friday. Hope you enjoyed the turkey, the subsequent nap, the football, and family and friends. And hopefully you didnt forget the reason for the holiday. * I mentioned the 20-year jinx, and there may be some who dont know what that is. Bascially, presidents elected in years ending in between 1840 and 1960 all died in office. That includes William Henry Harrison elected in 1840, Abraham Lincoln (1860), James A. Garfield (1880), William McKinley (1900), Warren G. Harding (1920), Franklin D. Roosevelt (1940) and John F. Kennedy (1960). Ronald Reagan was elected in 1980, and survived an assassination attempt, breaking the string. George W. Bush was elected in 2000, and despite Al Qaidas best efforts, survived Sept. 11. The big question: Who will dare run in 2020?Jim Clark is the editor of the South Marion Citizen. 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 month. 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. Black Friday has arrived, although this year for many retailers it started on Turkey Thursday. It was kind of heartening to see a couple of stories in the past week that focused on stores that are opening early. One involved the store that is the target of many Americans, Walmart. There were a lot of reports that Walmart employees were going to strike because of the early opening that would take them away from their families. At this writing, we dont know if that came to fruition or not. The other involved Target, which was targeted (pun intended) by, of all people, some of its shareholders, who felt the stores were opening too early and disrupting the families of employees. Of course, there are those people who have to work on Thanksgiving. There are the obvious service personnel, police, fire, rescue, hospital, etc. But there are others. If you run out of milk on Thanksgiving and cruise around to find an open convenience store, if youre successful it wouldnt have hurt to thank the clerk for being there when you have to get something. All shoppers like bargains, although some go overboard in getting in position to get them. On television last weekend, we saw some people somewhere in Florida, not sure where, who were lined up outside a Best Buy on Sunday. Thats four days before the sales were to start. What type of person thinks that its worth it to lose four days out of your life to save a few bucks? Dont answer that. We think we know some of them. Its a shame, though, that what should be a day of thankful reflection has turned into a race to see which store can open first and attract the most customers. Take time today to visit your local retailers, you know, the ones owned by your friends and neighbors. Avoid the mayhem at the big box discount stores, and put money in the pockets of those who really care about you. You and your community will be better off. S UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Are the workers getting fed up? Day of thanks, and day of memories LETTERS TO THE EDITOR EDITORS NOTE: A reminder, writers are limited to one letter per month.Play ball!As a long time baseball and Yankee fan, I was pleased to read about the possible move of the Class A Tampa Yankees to Ocala. A release from the Yankees reported that the team draws about 1,600 fans per game in Tampa. Because the baseball possibilities of Ocala are untapped, residents of Marion County currently have to head south if they want to attend Minor League ball games. A move of the Tampa Yanks to Ocala would allow fans of many Major League teams to see the young players in the farm systems of their favorite teams. Im all for it! Barry Davis OcalaCurrent eventsMany Americans voted for John McCain in his 2008 presidential bid. They agreed to support the winner, Barack Obama, for the good of America. After all, Obama was young, fresh, and energetic. He promised hope and change to America ... which he never gave us. Then, Obama made a promise in 2012 of a vision of America and won a second term. He won the election but lost the support of the Americans who voted for McCain in 2008. They simply dont have any faith in Obamas promises, his abilities, or his policies. Now there is a deep-divide in America. So, besides a deeply divided nation, what other priorities will Obama immediately have to deal with? A fiscal-cliff (continuing/terminating tax-cuts, enacting debtceiling spending cuts, etc.) looms at year end 2012. It will force Obama to cross the Congressional isle to embrace Republicans in an effort to negotiate a Jim Clark Editor GUEST COLUMN BY ROB SCHWARZWALDER AND CATHY RUSE, J.D. Among the reactions to the Nov. 6 elections, the most common among conservatives might be shock. That very fact might indicate that too many of us have been living in an echo chamber, reassuring each other about our mutually-held convictions without listening to those who are, at best, ambivalent about conservativism. For example, Mitt Romneys message of economic freedom, utterly persuasive to the conservative ear, was unconvincing to members of a powerful new demographic who cast their votes overwhelming for Barack Obama: single women. For the first time in our nations history there are more unmarried than married women, a demographic change with potentially profound political consequences. Whether never married, divorced or widowed, whether childless or single moms, what the new majority of American women face is the prospect of an uncertain future, alone. Do they long for the security Big Government promises? Recall The Life of Julia, the politi-cartoon created by the Obama campaign depicting a woman dependent on government programs at every stage of her life, from womb to tomb. How offensive to women, conservatives thought; what a turn-off! We could not have been more wrong. It did not offend the millions of single women who voted for Obama. In fact, it may have been actually appealing. A 71year-old single woman interviewed on NPR said she voted for Obama because his policies made her feel more secure. In exit polls, Obama won the cares about us contest hands down. It is time to face the possibility that we are surrounded by Julias who regard a life of federal intervention as a pretty good deal. Government programs and institutions are inefficient at best, dangerously intrusive and soulkilling at worst (with some exceptions, of course). This is the perspective of the conservative. Yet those who have relied extensively on these programs will naturally be more sympathetic. If your family received food stamps, if you went to college on a Pell Grant or ROTC scholarship, obtained career training while serving in the military, went to work in any kind of government office (local, state or federal), saw your parents getting Medicare and Social Security, it will be difficult to make you a Big Government skeptic. Tens of millions of Americans have this perspective, as do more every day. Conservatives know this is part of the strategy of the political Left: get people dependent on government and you will get their votes. But did we know how well it was working? Mitt Romney vowed to reduce the size of government and our conservative hearts were cheered, but were even those anodyne words heard as an attack on the government programs embraced by many? Conservatives cant become bitter toward those Americans who dont agree with us. In this time of growing economic and international peril, people gravitated toward that which made them feel safer. President Obama made the stronger case (with the free and energetic help of the Fourth Estate) for a large, embracing, compassionate government. He persuaded enough people and won the office, but no one should think he has united America around his troubling vision. In his provocative pre-election column, Michael Barone spoke of Two Americas who no longer share a culture. One America is appreciative of entrepreneurs READER OPINIONS INVITED PLEASESEEBIG, PAGE10 For half of U.S., big government sounds really good PLEASESEELETTERS, PAGE10 CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 20 Quirino and Aprile Guglielmi. SEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE24 000A8NZ 000DBJE Feel Beautiful Be Beautiful Sizes S to XXL F ashion F or T odays W oman Mar k et Str eet Suit e 850 4 414 S W C ollege R d., Ocala 352 -2 3 7-022 3 Mon.Sa t 107 Sun. 12 5 www talullah. c om 20% OFF Y our Entir e Pur chase W ith This C oupon Expir e s 12/1/12 Gr eat Holiday Gift Ideas! Gift Certificates A v ailable 000D2H4 000DASM

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On Dec. 6, the Cherrywood Honor Guard will be honored for its service to the community and to the Veterans Club. Gerald Moscariello, leader of the Color Guard, and the members of the unit will be given Certificates of Appreciation for their many years of service and appearances at Memorial Day services; Veterans Day services and Honor Flight receptions. See the Veterans Club notice in this column. A Tree of and for AngelsJust inside the door of the clubhouse is a very special Christmas tree. On it, there are cards giving the names and ages of youngsters in our community that are sorely in need of Christmas gifts. There requests range from items of clothing to toys and everything in between. Each year the generous people of Cherrywood take one of these cards from the tree and make sure that the wishes of these young people are met. We are indeed fortunate that we have an abundance of Angels in our community. There are still a few of these cards left on the tree. While it may seem that Christmas is a ways off, it will be here before we know it. When you go by the clubhouse, stop in and get one of the cards so you can make a family in need happy this holiday season. We wont let any child go without a Christmas present under the tree if we can help it. There are few things that make this season brighter than the sparkle in youngsters eyes when they open that special gift on Christmas morning. Angel tree is a long and proud tradition at Cherrywood but we need your help to keep it going.Trim-a-Tree PartyEvery year the residents of Cherrywood gather in the clubhouse to decorate our community Christmas tree. Traditionally, each new person on the first year they move into Cherrywood, brings an ornament with their name on it and the date they moved in. Each year, these ornaments are brought out and everyone comes to place their decoration on the tree filling it with bright colors and warm memories. On Dec. 2 from 6 to about 9 p.m., our tradition continues. Everyone is encouraged to bring Christmas snacks and the drinks of their choice. Our new people are strongly urged to bring their decorated ornament and take part in the Christmas cheer of Cherrywood. Remember, your name and date should be on the decoration. As a special treat, our own Songbirds will be entertaining at this years festival so gather your friends and neighbors and join everyone down at the clubhouse for a super time as we share in the spirit of Christmas. Veterans Club meeting Decembers meeting of the Cherrywood Veterans Club is shaping up to be one of the busiest of the year. Our own CERT Team will be present to give a short presentation about preparing for emergencies and to offer special classes through the Sheriffs Department. Following the CERT team presentation, the members of our Color Guard will be honored for their service. Gerald and his team have done excellent work in their appearances at Veterans Day; Memorial Day and Honor Flight ceremonies. The next order of business will be a vote on the proposed charitable donations that we are recommending to be given before the holidays. Lastly, there will be a short discussion concerning next years projects and programs. Not only does your Veterans Club board invite you to come on out and be with your fellow veterans and our supporters so you too can have input into your Veterans Club; we urge you to be an active part of our good works. We meet at 2 p.m. on Dec. 6 in the clubhouse. Following the meeting, liquid eefreshments are served on the patio for a quiet social hour. There will be no meeting in January so dont miss Decembers meeting.Oil painting class You too can be an artist and learn how to work in oils. On Nov. 30, Debbie Blackburn is giving classes in the Bob Ross tradition of oil painting. Debbie is a very talented and accomplished teacher with great patience and style. Youll love learning your new skills under her tutelage. Classes begin at 8:30 a.m. and only cost $15; that includes your 8 x 10 canvas; paints; brushes; and instruction. All the student has to bring is a strong desire to learn and some paper towels for clean up. In addition, Debbie is donating the money charged to the Angel Tree project of Cherrywood. Class size is limited so contact Geri in the office to reserve your spot and pay in advance. Where else can you learn to develop your artistic abilities with professional instruction and materials for just a few dollars? Dont miss out; call Geri today.End of Time partyOn Dec. 21, the Mayan calendar runs out. I know thats a shock to most of us. According to legend, that will be the end of time for the world so what do we do in the face of such imminent disaster? We party of course. At 7 p.m. we will be holding a sock hop in the clubhouse with dancing and fun. Bring your own snacks and drinks to enjoy and to share if you wish. What better way to spend the last night of time than being with friends and neighbors having a ball? See you there for a great time.Garden ClubEveryone is welcome to attend the next Garden Club meeting on Tuesday at 11:15 a.m. on the clubhouse patio. Special guest speaker will be Master Gardener Norma Farnull who will be giving a presentation of Winter Gardening. This is a super opportunity to get your questions answered and get tips on how to care for your garden all winter long. The Garden Club is open to anyone who has an interest in flowers; shrubs; trees; lawns; water features; design or anything else pertaining to beautifying your property. If you are just starting out, you will find these meetings especially helpful as all the members of the club are eager to share their experience and knowledge. Enjoy the friendly and relaxed atmosphere of the Garden Club while you develop your own green thumb.Movie NightClint Eastwood stars in Gran Torino, Decembers Movie Night feature on the big screen. At 6 p.m. the show begins so youll want to arrive a little earlier and get a good seat. Popcorn, iced tea and lemonade are provided free of charge but youre welcome to bring your own snacks and drinks to enjoy. Gran Torino was a financially and critically acclaimed success for Eastwood as he deals with a young man of Asian decent in the gang filled streets of Detroit. This movie is rated R because of its strong language but what would you expect from a realistic dramatic presentation. Movie Night is a free evening of great entertainment and relaxed company. Dont miss Gran Torino Dec. 4 at 6 p.m.Shutterbugs MeetOn Friday, Dec. 7 at 10 a.m., the Shutterbugs will be gathering in the library of the clubhouse for their December meeting. There will be a prize for the best Thanksgiving themed photo contestant. The only rules are that your picture must have a Thanksgiving theme and it must have been take by you yourself. Anyone and everyone are welcome to attend and take part in this fun contest. Bring your interest in photography; bring your photo and bring yourself to the Shutterbugs Camera Club.Trivia NightCome join guest Quizmaster Donna James for Trivia Night at Cherrywood on Dec. 19 at 6 p.m. in the clubhouse. The theme for the questions is Christmas among others so put on your thinking caps and get ready for another fun and exciting evening of friendly competition. If youve never been to Trivia Night youre missing a lot. Everyone divides into teams of three or four persons. The emcee then puts questions up on the big screen and the groups try to come up with the answer and write it down on the answer sheets provided. When it comes to the end of the quiz, answer sheets are exchanged and graded. The winners get bragging rights and often a small prize. If you dont have a team or want to just come by yourself, no problem. Youll be welcomed in and assigned a team so all you have to do is show up. On Dec. 19, admission is a Pot Luck Christmas Treat to pass around. Usually admission is a buck per person but because its Christmas, this month is an exception. Youll enjoy the challenge but you will enjoy the camaraderie and fun even more. Of course along with your treats to pass, you can bring your own snacks and drinks to make the evening even more fun. 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BY ELOISE HOLLYFIELD ejh2025@gmail.comAn opportunity to donate a Christmas gift to children, a unique fashion show, entertainment, and bowling constitute this weeks OTOW Happenings. Lions ClubThe annual Christmas Tree will be placed and decorated in the H&R Ballroom on Nov. 24. Tags labeled by gender and age will be placed on the tree. Wont you take the time to come by and select a tag for a needy child, purchase a Christmas gift for him or her? Please do not open or wrap the Christmas gift, just place it under the Christmas tree. A club member removes the gift each day to a secured location until it is time to wrap them; the fire department picks up and delivers the gifts. Christmas is about giving. Please open your heart to a need child, and perhaps he or she will someday be able to do the same for other needy children! As most of you recall, each year the Lions Club puts on a very popular annual fashion show. Another fashion show is planned, but with a unique twist! The models will be wearing fashions that are made of recyclable materials! The OTOW Lions Club First Recycled Trashy Fashion Show is scheduled for April 12. Club members will not be the models; instead, members of the communitys other clubs (and not just OTOW clubs) and organizations will create and model their own trashy outfits and will be competing against each other for one of three cash prizes: $1,000, $500, and $300. The money will be donated to the charity of the winners choice. Details in regards to what materials may be used in these trashy outfits, submission procedures, etc. should be available to you by mid-December. Does YOUR club or organization have what it takes to win this exciting contest? Look for further information in this newspaper and in the weekly South Marion Citizens column, OTOW Happenings. You may also contact PDG Lion Estelle Clark at pdgestelle@yahoo.com (352-861-7358) or me at ejh2025@gmail.com at any time.The Entertainment GroupOn Jan. 26, at 7 p.m., Dr. Steven Dunn, DDS and his staff bring back one of the most popular groups ever to perform at OTOW: Americas Ambassadors to Hospitalized Veterans. (As usual, after our show, they perform the same show for the patients at the VA hospitals in Gainesville and Lake City). This years cast of eight presents an all new show, the Golden Hits of Every Era, which includes music from the follow eras: 20s; 30s; 40s; Big Band Swing; 50s Rock n Roll Classics; 60s; 70s; and 80s Retro hits, with a rousing, extended patriotic finale! Glittering costumes, classic choreography and professional staging make this show a must see! Advance ticket sales are on Nov. 26, 28, and 30, resuming on Jan. 7 from 8:30 to 10 a.m. and every M-W-F thereafter. Thanks to Dr. Dunn, tickets are $8 general admission and $10 for reserved seating, with a maximum of four per person purchase and are for the residents of all OTOW communities and Indigo East. Friday, November 23, 2012 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 10~ Friday, November 23, 2012 www.smcitizen.com 000D7DQ You Have Tried The Rest... NOW TRY THE BEST Italian Restaurant & Pizza Italian Restaurant & Pizza A Taste of Brooklyn in Ocala JASMINE PLAZA 6106 SW State Rd. 200 Ocala, FL (352) 861-2828 HOURS : Mon.-Thurs. 11AM 8:30PM Fri. & Sat. 11AM 9:30 PM Sunday Closed MONDAY ONLY SP A GHET TI with Meatballs $ 6.99 Dine-In or Take-Out No Coupon Necessary TUESDAY ONLY L AR GE 1 6 8-Slice Cheese Pizza $ 6.99 Dine-In or Take-Out No Coupon Necessary Best Pizza C AT E R I N G A V AILABLE and skeptical of government; the other, skeptical of business and supportive of government. Through the television and radio we consume (Rush Limbaugh vs. NPR), the cities in which we choose to live (Dallas vs. San Francisco), we seal ourselves off in the America of our choosing while trying to ignore the other America. Ronald Reagan could appeal to both Americas by speaking the language of the old universal popular culture, Barone wrote. Barack Obama ... has failed to do so. And that is the glass-half-full perspective on the election. Barack Obama did not appeal to our, conservative America. He has done no better than we have to convince a majority of his fellow citizens of a broad agenda resting on shared beliefs and hopes. One thing is certain: the conservative movement cannot afford to be surprised by exit polls again. We must fight every impulse to be insular. We must learn the hearts and minds and language of the other America, so that we can make the case for conservatism in every corner, winsomely, winningly. The future of our beloved nation depends on it. Rob Schwarzwalder, Senior Vice-President of the Family Research Council, served in the G.W. Bush Administration and has been chief of staff to two Members of Congress. Cathy Ruse, a graduate of Georgetown Law Center, is Senior Fellow for Legal Studies at FRC and previously was Chief Counsel to the Constitution Subcommittee in the House of Representatives. BIGCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 solution/compromise. He has demonstrated in the past that this is something he doesnt relish doing; it is contrary to his socialist policies. The House of Representatives is still controlled by Republicans. Hopefully, we will not get a rerun of the 20102012 period when little got done in Congress. Obama must work closely with Congress to get results not demand results as he has done in the past. Regardless of what Obama and other liberal pundits say, Obama doesnt have a realistic mandate. Without one, how can he lead America to prosperity, peace and excellence? Increasing taxes on the rich is not a mandate. Making drastic spending-cuts is. A specific plan to get people back to work is. Making a plan to reduce our $16 trillion debt is another. Major tax-reform is another mandate. Obama still owes the American people a clear, honest explanation of the Libyan situation. The Libyan thing has been dragging on far too long and is fraught with lies, misinformation and passing-the-buck. Libya is not a critical thing, however, if we Americans dont get an honest explanation, Obamas integrity will become even more questionable. And the list goes on: Petraeus/Allen, Israel/Gaza, Iran, Storm Sandy. Things are not looking too pleasant for Obama. I hope and pray that they will get better, that Obama comes to the realization that he must do the right things for America, that a divided-nation will be healed. Joe OHara OcalaEducation solutionI offer a school solution to our education system. All schools have uniforms for students, boy schools and girl schools, male teachers for boys and female teachers for girls. No seniors should have to pay for schools if they have no children attending. It takes guts and intelligence to make this happen. Don Goodyear Taxpayer and Veteran LETTERSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 Congregation Beth IsraelCongregation Beth Israel of Ocala will hold a Chanukah party on Sunday, Dec. 9, at 4:30 p.m. at the Collins Center, 9401 Highway 200, Building 300 in Ocala. The event will celebrate the Festival of Lights with the traditional lighting of the Chanukah candles, piano entertainment by Sally SmithAdams, former player in the Catskills and a festive meal catered by Too Jays featuring roast brisket of beef and potato latkes, (pancakes) vegetable and an array of desserts. The cost is $18. Please RSVP to Estelle (352-861-2542) to make a reservation. Congregation Beth Israel is the only Reconstructionist Jewish community in the 200 corridor and welcomes all to come and experience the joy and warmth of this festival with the Beth Israel community. Congregation Beth Israel is under the guidance of the Jewish Reconstructionist Federation. It is a liberal, inclusive, progressive community. For further information, visit our website: wwwbethisraelocala.org or contact Judi at 352-237-8277.Friendship BaptistSunday Services at Friendship Baptist Church on Nov. 25 begin with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. followed by the morning worship service at 10:45 a.m. Pastor Randall Brown will bring a inspiring Bible message and Mrs. Linda Brown will lead the choir and special musical numbers in worship and praise. The evening service and Bible study will be at 6 p.m. The Mens prayer meeting will be on Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 8:30 a.m. The Wednesday evening Bible study and Teen Impact will take place at 7 p.m. On Nov. 30, Young at Heart will meet at 6:30 p.m. Friendship Baptist Church is at 9510 S.W. 105th St., off State Road 200. The church phone is 352-2372640.Christs Church of Marion CountySaturday, Nov. 24: Mens Prayer Group, 8 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 25: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 25: Jimmy Strickland Concert, 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27: Ladies Fellowship and Hobbies, 9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28: Church Photos, 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29: Church Photos, 10 a.m. Christs Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., off State Road 200, Ocala. Phone is 352-8616182, website is www.ccomc.org.St. Jude CatholicThe Bereavement Group for those grieving the loss of a loved one will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 1 p.m. Meetings are open to anyone in the community with a need to share their feelings of grief. Please call the church office at 352-3470154 prior to each meeting you plan to attend. Creole Masses for the Haitians in our community are celebrated every second and fourth Sunday of the month at 5 p.m. The next date is Nov. 25. The St. Jude venue for used items, Anthonys Attic, will not be open for business during the months of November and December. The Year of Faith began in October and will continue through November of 2013. As a part of this, on Saturday, Nov. 24, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Deacon Dana McCarthy will present a discussion entitled Mary, Our Mother in Faith.Countryside PresbyterianThe Rev. Belinda Newhart will be the guest preacher at the Christ the King worship service on Sunday, Nov. 25, at 10:30 a.m. at Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. The public is invited. For further information, call the church office at 352237-4633.Maranatha BaptistThe 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. AWANA is an ongoing program and registration is always open. For further information, please call 352-347-5683. Young people programs Pastor Mike Swingle invites all kids from from kindergarten to grade 5, we have our Kidz Connect ministry. They meet once a month on the second Friday at 6 p.m. at the church. Pastor Mike also invites all students from grade 6 to grade 12, to join the teen ministry Tranzformers, which meets on the 3rd Friday each month at 6 p.m. at the church. Each ministry combines fun, connecting with others and ultimately connecting with the God who created them. Come check us out! Pastor Mike Swingle, the youth pastor, continues to plan many activities for young people. Religion Lions put up Christmas tree to help needy children OTOW HAPPENINGS 11100 SW 93 Ct. Rd. Suite 12, Ocala, FL Mon-Thur 11am-10pm Fri & Sat 11am-11pm Sunday 11am-9pm 402-0003 Buy 1 Meal Get 1 at 1 / 2 OFF Equal or Lesser Value With purchase of 2 drinks With coupon Exp. 12/7/12 000D41P 711193 Taste The Best Taste The Best Taste The Best 000DAC7 000D3DW ALL FAITH CREMATION SOCIETY Marion Woods is working with Toys For Tots to bring smiles to children this holiday season. Now through December 23 when you drop off a new unwrapped toy at Marion Woods youll receive a free meal. For more information call us at 352-671-1700 Call today for your complimentary meal. Welcome to Holiday. Welcome home. 1661 SE 31st Street, Ocala, FL 34471 352-671-1700 | www.marion-woods.net 000DB3A Travel ToppersTravel Toppers has some seats available for the musical to 5 at the Show Palace Dinner Theater on Saturday, Jan. 12. The cost is $71, which includes the show, meal, and coach and tips for the driver. For further information, call Allan Rickards at 352-390-3075. Joyce Woods has seats for Hurrah for Hollywood at the Peabody Auditorium in Daytona Beach on Tuesday, Feb. 12. The cost is $83 for show, lunch at Lulus Seaside Grill, and coach and tips for driver. Contact Joyce immediately at 352-390-2359. Travel Toppers is taking a waiting list for Two different Views of Christmas on Thursday, Dec. 6. Contact Mary Lamp. For Christmas Day, at the Show Palace, call Pat Hood at 352-237-8533 and for Wicked, at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa, call Linda Hein at 352-861-9880.Bowling LeagueThe Lucky Four team has taken over first place, followed closely by OSIMA and the Pin Poppers. This month congratulations go to the bowlers who have bowled games well over their average. It is not the actual average that wins games, but rather, the pins over the average. A bowler with a 180 average who bowls a 200 is only 20 pins over average, but a bowler with a 130 average who bowls a 160 is 30 pins over. Among the ladies who make the spotlight this month, with high above average games, are Rose Hamel, with a plus 69; Linda Gallager, with 65; Louise Zoccoli, with a 61 and 56; Liz Cruce, Marianne Ingwersen, and Linda McIntyre all with plus 57; Edie Plachcinski ,54; Betty Biron and Susan Fogg ,with plus 52; and Barbara Reynolds at plus 51. 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At the Nov. 12 meeting, a new name was chosen for the merged clubs. The new club will be named Performing Arts Company of Oak Run. A new board of directors was elected: president, Joseph Zaccaro, 1st vice president, Norma Poucher, 2nd vice president, Jerri Shorey, secretary, Sarah Schmidt, treasurer, Marlena Yaich, assistant treasurer, Linda Noel. Past presidents Cheryl Gaines of Way Off Broadway and Frank Porterfield of Little Theatre will serve on the executive board. The new company has chosen for its spring production The Odd Couple, the female version. You will recall how well received and loved were The Odd Couple Broadway play and the movie of the same name. Co-directing the production will be Patty Waddell and newcomer as a director, Diana Schmidt. A production team is being put together and will be announced in future articles. Auditions will be held in December and the company will commence rehearsals on Jan. 2. The play will be on stage at the Palm Grove Club as a dinner theatre presentation on Thursday, March 21, with regular productions on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th. Those of you who have attended a past dinner theatre show know what an extravaganza it is. There are limited seats for the dinner theatre so get your tickets early. Upstate New York Club holiday dinnerThe dinner will be at Royal Oaks on Monday, Dec. 10. Meet and greet at 5 p.m. followed by dinner at 6 p.m. There will be a cash bar and members of Royal Oaks may place their drinks on their member numbers. Entertainment will feature the ever popular Sally Langwah, impressionist. The last and final sale date is Nov. 30 at Palm Grove. If you have any questions contact Sandy Mantel at 352-873-9112.Troubadours to sing at annual tree trimJoin your friends and neighbors Sunday, Dec. 2, at 1:30 p.m. in Palm Grove as the Troubadours bring you the spirit of the season with Christmas songs that will lift you up and get you in the holiday mood. Along with some of your favorites, we will be performing a marvelous piece called Carol of the Magi by John Rutter, accompanied by Sharon Barnes on the cello. Sharon will also perform a Christmas medley which she has arranged. We will invite the audience to join in singing some familiar songs of the season. After the program we can all enjoy refreshments furnished by the Ambassadors. Practice for our Spring Concert in April will begin on Thursday, Jan. 3, from 1 to 3 p.m. in Palm Grove. Be there by 12:45 p.m. to pick up your music. The Troubadours are seeking new sopranos and altos for spring. If interested, please call Dr. Mary Beth Lake at 352-873-8787 for more information. It is not necessary to be a music reader, just a pleasant voice and the ability to sing in tune will be fine. Look forward to hearing from you.So Youve Finished Writing Your Book. Now What?Oak Run resident Mary Ellen Barchi will be giving a class on Dec. 10 for Master the Possibilities at On Top Of The World. So Youve Finished Your BookThe Agent Query Process And What To Do In The Meantime, is an introduction to the next step toward traditional publishing through representation by a literary agent. The first half of this PowerPoint presentation explains the benefits of acquiring an agent and tips on composing the necessary query letter. Mary Ellen will briefly demonstrate a valuable program designed to help writers select agents to query and to keep track of submissions and responses. The second half covers what to do while waiting for agent responses, that is to build your writers platform. Hopefully, this beginners course will give attendees the basic tools needed to start the agent query process or at least prepare them for what lies ahead when theyre ready. Seating is limited so register early at: www.masterthepossibilities.com. Ms. Barchi is a freelance writer, speaker and author having completed a paranormal romance novel as well as a contributor to Ocalas Good Life magazine and Ocala Style. Oak Run TravelJoin our wonderful guide Kent for this tour we call Light & Life of Ponce Inlet on Friday, April 12, at Daytona beach. He takes us down to the sea in time and taste and to the tallest lighthouse in Florida. Experience life at sea on an excursion looking for dolphins, stingrays and other sea life. Well have lunch at a local seafood restaurant where you will be served one of the following: fried or broiled seafood, a chowder/salad combo or a luscious shrimp salad. For non-seafood lovers hamburgers or chicken sandwiches are also available. This will be followed by a visit to a sea turtle rehabilitation center. The price of $63.50 per person includes bus drivers tip. Call Joann and Jan Flickenger. On Saturday, April 20, enjoy the music of brothers George and Ira Gershwin at the David A. Straz, Jr. Center. S Wonderful takes you via singing and dancing to New York City in 1916, Paris in the 1930s, Hollywood in the 1940s, New Orleans in the 1950s and more! More than 40 classic hits will be featured. Frank and Shirley Semmelmayer will be your hosts so give them a call. Cost is $52 per person including bus drivers tip. If anyone needs information about any of our trips please call the host(s) of that particular trip. The host has all the information on the trip and needs to know what your concerns or questions might be.Royal Oaks Lady NinersOn Nov. 15 we played low net and full handicap. Flight A: tied in first, Sally Crass and Patty Waddell, second, IIene Simnowitz. Flight B: first, Ginger Drake, second, Julie Jackson, third, Diane Dufresne. Closest to pin on #3 was Kerry Tims. We had two chip-ins, Eleanor Cerlenko on #2 and IIene Simnowitz on #4. Just a reminder our next meeting will be Dec. 6 after golf. Bring a check for $20 for our annual dues.Royal Oaks Mens GolfOn Nov. 12, 14, and 16 the annual Mens Club Championship was held. This was a tournament based on gross scores, with the flights put in place based on handicap. There were 44 participants, a lesser number than in other tournaments, but the length of the tournament causes conflicts in schedules for some. The week was a typical one for this time of year. The days were for the most part cloudy, a little windy, and cool. Not the best of conditions, but the course was in fine shape which more than made up for the weather. There were four flights in the lower handicap group. The winners were: Flight one first was Bud Murray with a three day total of 232, second with a 241 was Bob Gray, and third with a 255 was Dave Dawson. Flight two first was Mickey Klein with a 252, tied for second with 255 were Emmett Dowling and Ron Tennant. Flight three first with a 265 was Hal Loomis, second with a 267 was John DeSalvo, and third with a 269 was Dale Wurzburger. Flight four first with a 269 was Al Prachel, tied for second with 280 were Tom Ducz and John Terry. There were three flights in the senior group. The winners were: Flight one first with a 259 was Virgil Hein, second with a 269 was Mike Madill, and third with a 275 was Chuck Engel. Flight two first with a 270 was Dick Rizzo, second with a 272 was Paul Colatruglio, and third with a 277 was Steve Casner. Flight three first with a 279 was Paul Valois, second was Duke Slayton with a 294, and third was Finn Jacobsen with a 298. There will be one more tournament this year, in the first part of December. Get that game shaped up!Royal Oaks Womens Golf On Thursday, Nov. 8, and Tuesday, Nov. 13, we played a two day gross score tournament to determine our -2013 ROWGO Club Champion. At the end of play on Nov. 8, the winners were: First Flight 1st place, JT Lemasters, 2nd place, Elsa Berbig; Second Flight 1st place, Roseann Lavacca, 2nd place tie, Janet Tully and Noreen Salo; Third Flight 1st place tie, Maureen Edwards and Gayle Feeman, 3rd Place, Barb Scozzafava. JT LeMasters was Closest to the Pin. On Tuesday, Nov. 13 the winners were: First flight: 1st place, Diana Galla, 2nd place, Sylvia Zappia; Second flight: 1st place, Jan Tennant, 2nd place, Roseann Lavacca; Third flight: 1st place, Noreen Salo 2nd place, Gayle Feeman. Sylvia Zappia was Closest to the Pin. After totalling the scores from both days, Jan Tennant was awarded the title of ROWGO Club Champion!! The runners-up were: First flight: 1st place, Diana Galla, 2nd place, Sylvia Zappia, 3rd, Elsa Berbig; Second flight: 1st place, Roseann Lavacca, 2nd place, Noreen Salo, 3rd place, Janet Tully; Third Flight: 1st place, Gayle Feeman, 2nd place, Ginger Drake, 3rd place, Inge Szabo. Congratulations to our club champion Jan Tennant and all the othersMr. Codys CornerI have been informed that Sheltering Hands Rescue which does such fine work for kitty cats needs fabric and sewing notions to make crafts to sell and raise funds. Any type of fabric, even scraps and holiday theme goods are needed as well as all types of sewing notion including ribbons, lace, buttons, beads, thread or any craft type items. If you have any items that you want to donate, please call Janice at 352-861-3831. Thank you for your donations. Let me make it clear right up front that Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. I admit I am not too fond of many holidays. Can a week go by without some holiday that shuts down everybody? I celebrated Veterans Day, for example, on Sunday and the next day I went to the bank and discovered the bank was celebrating Veterans Day on Monday. Dont they know what day it is? I trust these people with my money? Of all the holidays we have, Thanksgiving is high on my list. I used to have a high regard for my birthday but so many of them have come that I do not like them anymore. I am ready to cancel that holiday. My birthday only means I am one year older and not one whit wiser. I am not thinking just about the scrumptious Thanksgiving dinner. Okay, maybe I am, a little. Down through the years, I have been great fraternity buddies with eating. We have bonded so great throughout the years that even now that bonding is beginning to show.I like Thanksgiving, and so I am a little confused about these Sanity Challenged Buffoons who are allergic to the word Thanksgiving. They want to use names like, Turkey Day, and the latest one TDay. What the T stands for is anybodys guess. I know what D-Day stands for but all the gray matter has leaked out of my skull trying to figure out what TDay stands for. Given the rationality of these purveyors of insanity, I can only guess. Looking at what is happening to this great holiday, I have uncovered a con so covert that most people do not know it is going on. I call it the great Thanksgiving con. This is especially true for those who call it Turkey Day. First off, everybody says nice things about the turkey. The more the turkey struts, the more the compliments flow his way. What the turkey does not know is that when these Turkey Day people are looking at the turkey they are also licking their lips. It is not the beautiful feathers that interest them. It is not the way the turkey proudly struts back and forth. The frame these people want to see the turkey in is a roasting pan. They want to get rid of all those feathers that the turkey is so proud of and strip him bare so that he fits nicely in the pan. The last few weeks of the turkeys life are rather remarkable. These people will give the turkey everything it wants. More food than the turkey can gobble up. What the turkey does not know is that there is a destiny in store for him. With all the attention paid him, he has the idea that everybody appreciates him for his looks. If this turkey would ever spend an evening watching television with his human host, he would gather the idea that the most important thing in all the world is how you look. Looking into the mirror the turkey is quite proud of what he sees. He assumes that what he sees looking in the mirror is what his human host sees when they look at him. How wrong can it be? The con begins to unfold. Rumors are flying about that there is a great banquet being prepared in his honor. Any turkey would be proud of this kind of development and look forward to being the guest of honor. In fact, as the turkey struts back-and-forth in front of his human hosts, he hears them saying, Wont that turkey look good at our dinner table? Whose head wouldnt turn hearing this kind of a compliment? What the turkey does not know is that being a guest at a dinner table is a one-time event for a creature like himself. Any turkey worth his feathers does not think beyond this great feast being held in his honor. I can imagine the gobble back in the turkey pen with the other turkeys. This great big, good-looking turkey, is telling all the others how important he is on the other side of the fence. Being the kind of turkey that he is, his gobble wins over the admiration of the other turkeys. Im so special, the turkey gobbles to his inferiors, that those humans are having a special banquet and I am the special guest of honor. The rest of the turkeys are ooohing in his direction for they never seen anyone quite as special as this turkey. The fatal day arrives. People come for the turkey and the rest of the turkeys have gathered around giving him a special turkey sendoff. They cannot wait to hear his report when he gets back from the special banquet. I say this is a con to beat all cons. Wrong messages are being sent to the turkey population. Thinking they are the guest of honor, they turn out to be the main dish on the banquet table. This is why I am against the term Turkey Day. It sends the wrong message. The focus around our table on this special occasion will not be the turkey but rather giving thanks to God who has been so good to us. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name (Psalms 100:4 KJV).Friday, November 23, 2012 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 18~ Friday, November 23, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Great Thanksgiving con OUT TO PASTOR J SRev. James L. Snyder Little Theatre/Way Off Broadway: Merged club picks new name OAK RUN C WCarol AnnWheeler Moose Lodge activitiesFriday, Nov. 23, fish or shrimp 5 to 7 p.m., Kenn Elvis Grube 6 to 10 p.m. Singing and dancing permitted. Saturday, Nov. 24, pork loin dinner, 5 to 7 p.m., Solid Gold Oldies but Goodies entertainment 6 to 10 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25, Officer training, 9 a.m., Bar Bingo 4 to 6 p.m., football in the Social Quarters. Monday, Nov. 26, LOOM meeting, 7 p.m. Coney dogs. Tuesday, Nov. 27, dart league at 5:45 (new league just starting, newcomers welcome). Wednesday, Nov. 28, officers meeting, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, cards 1 p.m.; shuffleboard 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, fish or shrimp 5 to 7 p.m.; singing and dancing with Town and Country. West Marion Moose Lodge 2356, open for members and qualified guests, is at 10411 S.W. 110th St. 000D32U Cleanmaster CLEANMASTER CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING Servicing All Of Citrus & Marion County For 25 Years 489-4844 OWNER DOES THE WORK We Also Have Outdoor Pressure Cleaning Available. Call for pricing. 3 Room Minimum 25 Years Carpet Cleaning One Chair Cleaned FREE Sofa & Love Seat $ 65 Dryer & Vent Cleaning Special $ 50 H OLIDAY S PECIALS $ 15 Per Room 000D4CY 000CVIB John M. 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Space is limited, so make your reservations today!!! 3rd Annual Wreaths of Hope A silent auction to benefit Habitat for Humanity MONDA Y NOVEMBER 26 THURSDA Y NOVEMBER 29 Bid on finely decorated wreaths donated by local businesses and or ganizations. V iew and bid on the wreaths from 8 am to 8 pm, Mon. Nov 26 through Thurs., Nov 29, 2012. Then, join us at 6:45 pm on Thurs., Nov 29, 2012 as we close this annual event with a celebration to ring in the holidy season with entertainment by Steve Robinson, beverages, hors doeuvres, champagne and chocolate fountains and more. All proceeds will go to Habitat for Humanity Project Patriot Initiative. 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Crafters. Noella Salas, Olga Mehinovich, Ann Ferran, Laura Jesse, Pat Wurst and Evelyn Olsen faithfully meet every Monday at 1 p.m. to work on their projects, share their ideas and collaborate on the clubs latest endeavors. All the items the ladies expertly craft are donated to local charities; and this year, the crafters are pleased to donate a variety of items to the Salvation Army and Ocala Oaks Rehabilitation Center. Handmade items included 20 baby sweaters and 2 hats, 4 baby blankets, and 10 childrens vests, as well as 12 cosmetic bags with cosmetics, 2 sheet sets and socks. Ocala Oaks received 8 quilted lap robes, shawls and slippers. The crafters gratefully accept donations of material, yarn and notions which may be dropped off in the wicker basket inside the Craft Room in the Lifestyle Center. Any resident who wishes to join this very worthwhile group may submit their name to the Activities Office or stop by the Craft Room on Mondays at 1 p.m.Travel newsIf you are interested in any of the trips listed below, details are available on the flyers posted on the Travel Board in the Lifestyle Center, or you may call 352-237-7152 for more information. Trips are open to the general public if space allows. Be part of one of the first groups to sail aboard the brand new cruise ship Celebrity Reflection departing from Miami on Jan. 5, 2013, with stops in San Juan, St. Maarten and St. Kitts. Reservations are being accepted for this seven night Eastern Caribbean cruise, with rates including all port charges, taxes, round-trip bus from Ocala, gratuities and one-hour open bar cocktail party. A $250 deposit will hold your space. Join the group going to Orlando for Lobbies, Lites and ICE on Thursday, Dec. 6. Tour some of the Disney hotels decorated for Christmas and enjoy all the Christmas lights. Then tour the Gaylord Palms ICE!, featuring DreamWorks Merry Madagascar and end the day with a fabulous dinner at the Gaylord Palmsall for $77 per person. Spend the holidays at the Beau Rivage in Biloxi. This Christmas trip will be Dec. 23 to 26 and is $189 per person, double occupancy and $259 for a single. The trip includes transportation, bus refreshments, prizes, bingo, movies, driver tips, hotel and baggage; two breakfast buffets per person; $25 free play at the Beau Rivage; and a visit to Boomtown with $5 free play and free lunch buffet. Check the flyer posted on the Travel Board for more details and to sign up. Reservations are being accepted for a day at Tampa Bay Downs on Feb. 15. Try your luck betting on the horses as well as enjoy a great meal. The cost is $54 per person, which includes clubhouse admission, racing program, trophy presentation in Winners Circle, and a hot buffet luncheon with carving station in the Clubhouse Turn Dining Room. Its a sure bet that youll have a great day. Do you like to plan ahead? Then mark your calendar for January 19 to 26, 2014 (yes, thats 2014) for a western Caribbean cruise on Freedom of the Seas. You will visit ports in Labadee (Haiti), Jamaica, Grand Cayman and Cozumel. Inside cabins include the cruise, port charges and government taxes, as well as a $50 bonus per cabin shipboard credit. More information is listed on the Travel Board. If youre thinking about taking a vacation in the spring of 2014, our Travel Club has made plans for a terrific European riverboat cruise on the Elbe River. Enjoy time in Berlin, Dresden, Wittenberg and Prague and includes 7 nights aboard the M/S River Allegro, which was built specifically for cruising the Elbe, and was recently refurbished with the travelers needs and comfort in mind. More details on this spectacular trip are listed in the brochure posted on the Travel Board. Diane Bress is Marion Landings Activities Director and an employee of Leland Management, Inc. Friday, November 23, 2012 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 12~ Friday, November 23, 2012 www.smcitizen.com the Citizen Maintain the health of your business Advertise in Land/Home Financing FHA Loans VA Loans Buy For Loans Home Only Loans USDA Loans Equity Financing Alternative Income Financing 352-622-6324 or 1-800-313-6324 Prestige Home Centers, Inc. 4300 SOUTH PINE AVE. (441) OCALA Just one block north of Ocalas Drive-In Theater 000DCEU MODEL CLOSEOUT Financing Available For People With Less Than Perfect Credit! We Also Have BANK-OWNED REPOSESSED HOMES! Repos Available With Land or Without! SAVE THOUSANDS SOUTH OCALA I-75 SR40 SR200 441 Prestige Home Centers, Inc. N NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY!! Including furniture packages (on select models) Read the classifieds The Landing Lites holiday concert will be held next Saturday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m. in the Lifestyle Center. Tickets are $5 each and will continue to be sold next week, as well as at the door. The concert will be a blend of 13 sacred and secular music selections featuring two soloists: Karen Blinkhorn, music director at Sunrise Elementary School, a third generation oboist who has performed with the Ocala Symphony Orchestra; and our own Lina Vallejo, who will sing an a capella arrangement of Ave Maria. This is a Marion Landing holiday tradition you wont want to miss, and this years concert will be dedicated to the memory of a long-time Landing Lites member Marian Curtin.Board members chosenThe Association of Marion Landing Owners, Inc., held their annual Members Meeting on Friday, Nov. 9, at which time Board President Joe Raffony gave the boards annual report, and homeowners elected two of their five-member board of directors. Directors are elected for staggered two-year terms, with three directors elected in odd years and two directors elected in even years. Elected this year were Jim Adwell and Bill Wurst, who will join current board directors Joe Raffony, Bob Fink and Connie Rowe in carrying out the business of the community. Immediately after the annual meeting, the board held an organizational meeting, and the 2013 slate of officers is as follows: Joe Raffony, president; Bob Fink, 1st vice president; Bill Wurst, 2nd vice president; Connie Rowe, secretary; and Jim Adwell, treasurer. A regular board meeting will be held on Friday, Dec. 7, at the Lifestyle Center. All residents are invited to attend. Also announced at the annual meeting was the Volunteer Group of the Year: The Landing Lites, Marion Landings community chorus. Accepting the award on behalf of the group was Marilee Hickman, assistant director of the Landing Lites. The 40plus member chorus, under the direction of Floyd Hickman, performs two concerts per year, often with guest soloists and performers, and is one of the most popular groups within the community.Volunteers recognizedAt the Nov. 13 Tuesday Social, John and Noreen Metzger were recognized as the communitys volunteers of the month. 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Friday, November 23, 2012 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 16~ Friday, November 23, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Attend the worship service of your choice... 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 000D683 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 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 000D2GN Wednesday 6:30 PM Children/Student Ministries 6:30 PM Mid-Week Bible Study www.collegeroad.org 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 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 Evangelical Lutheran Church joyocala@embar qmail.com Edward Holloway Pastor 7045 SW 83rd Pl., Ocala (352) 854-4509 Nursery Pr ovided 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 000CHQO F irs t Congr eg a tional United Chur ch of Chris t A Pr ogr essiv e Community of F aith in the Hear t of Centr al Florida Sunday Worship 10:30 am Adult Bible Discussion 12:00 Noon God is still speaking, Jesus didn t reject people. Neither do we. 7171 SW SR 200, Ocala, FL 352-237-3035 uccocala.org Dr. H.W. McSwain, Jr., Pastor Our Redeemer Lutheran Church LC-MS 5200 S.W State Road 200 1 3 / 4 Miles W e st of I-75 W o rship Service 8:00 & 1 1:00 AM Bible Class & Sunday School 9:30 AM Pastor Joe Adams 237-2233 Sharing the Joy of Jesus Christ! 000D7EJ 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 Bible Study/Prayer Meeting . 6:45 P.M. Pastor Bill Fortune 000D1HQ PREACHING THE TRUTH IN LOVE 525 Marion Oaks Trail, Ocala 75 484 484 Exit 341 SW 49TH AVE. MARION OAKS PASS MARION OAKS TRAIL 200 484 MARION OAKS COURSE 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 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 Phone (352) 861-9080 Sunday Services 10:30 a.m. 6:00 p.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Monday Morning Christians JOIN US IN WORSHIP 9045 SW 60th A ve. Ocala, FL 000DANR Bible Studies W e dnesday 7:00 p.m. Southwest Christian Church 000CHJC 8070 SW 60th A ve. Ocala, FL 34476 352-291-2080 SERVICES HOURS Sunday 9am, 11am, 6pm 1:30 Spanish Service Tuesday 7pm Spanish Service Wednesday Night 7pm Thursday Bible Study 6:30 to 7:30 Youth 7pm Friday 7pm Spanish Service Nursery available WE WELCOME ALL! Bishop Paul Woosley 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 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 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 000CQ8E 7768 SW Hwy 200, Ocala (352) 237-4633 www .countr ysideocala.or g W elcome to Countr yside Pr esbyterian Chur ch (USA) Sunday Bible Study 9:00 am Sunday Worship 10:30 am Tuesday Bible Study 2:00 pm Pastor Gar y O. Marshall Y our Spiritual Home W esleyan-Holiness T radition OCALA WEST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE T eaching the Bible as Gods W ord to produce Christ-followers! S undays: Sunday School . . . . . . 9:15 A.M. Morning Worship . . . . 10:30 A.M. Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:00 P.M. Children s Bible Quizzing 6:00 P M. W e dnesday Evenings Adult Bible Study . . . . . 6:00 P M. Pastor Curt Dowling 5884 SW 60th A ve. (Airport Rd.) Ocala, Fl 34477 (352) 861-0755 www .ocalawestnaz.org 000D2HD 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 000CX1A

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Friday, November 23, 2012 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 14~ Friday, November 23, 2012 www.smcitizen.com LANDINGCONTINUED FROM PAGE 12 state, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Since moving here 14 years ago, they have been two very active residents in our community. Both are current members of our Patrol Group and the Sunshine Committee, and are former members of the Little Theatre Group. They are very involved in many of the activities available in the Landing such as cards and bowling and participate yearly in the Senior Games. She is a member of the Landing Lites chorus and he does the video taping of all their shows, as well as various other special events held at our Lifestyle Center. For many years, she has been and continues to be a proof reader for The Communicator, and he is always available to assist the Sound Group. It is my great pleasure to present the Volunteer Recognition Award to Noreen and John Metzger. The Metzgers engraved plaque will join the more than 150 other volunteers recognized by the community since 2001, all of which are posted in the Lifestyle Center. Award recipients are chosen from a list of residents who are nominated for the award by their peers. If you would like to nominate a fellow resident for a volunteer recognition award, please forward your recommendation, in writing, to a Board member, member of the Activities Support Committee, or the Activities Director.Holiday food drive continuesMarion Landings annual food drive to benefit Interfaith Emergency Services is now under way. Almost any unopened item not requiring refrigeration, such as canned fruit and vegetables, pasta, cereal and peanut Marion Landing 2013 Board of Directors, from left, Bill Wurst, second vice president; Jim Adwell, treasurer; Joe Raffony, president; Connie Rowe, secretary; Bob Fink, first11vice president.PHOTO BY DIANE BRESS butter and hygiene products such as tooth paste and deodorant are always needed. Marion Landing has been conducting an annual food drive for many years, and Gloria and Dave Wilberg have led the effort since 2004, along with Mary Ann Hall and Dee Stahl, who coordinate our monthly food drives. To date, Marion Landing has collected more than 10,000 pounds of food. This year, the food drive will run four weeks, so lets do our best to help Interfaith provide packages to needy families for the holidays. Donations may be brought to the Lifestyle Center and placed in the baskets underneath the residents mail boxes or brought to any of the Tuesday Socials through Dec. 4. All donations are very much appreciated.Residents at space shuttles retirementOn Friday, Nov. 2, Marion Landing residents Paula and Jim Adwell were at the Kennedy Space Center for the Atlantis rollover, as it traveled 9.8 miles down the road to its new home just off-site at the Kennedy Space Centers Visitor Complex. It was an amazing day, and we were proud to be there, said Paula. As the shuttle went by, the wing actually passed over us; and I was so impressed with the size of it. It was also interesting that you were able to see how scarred and burned the tiles were. Paula was our celebrity for the day as she was interviewed by WKMG Local 6 News reporter Mike DeForest and appeared on the broadcast that evening. This exciting day was her gift to Jim as he celebrated his birthday enjoying this memorable event.House decorating contestIts time to start thinking about decorating your house for the holidays, and with some creativity and imaginaPHOTO BY DIANE BRESSMarion Landing residents Paula and Jim Adwell took part in the Nov. 2 Atlantis rollover at the Kennedy Space Center. tion, you just may win a prize. This year, theres a new twist to a community tradition. We are requiring residents who would like their homes judged to sign up on the sheet posted on the Activity Wall hanging in the Lifestyle Center. You may sign up between Nov. 26 and Dec. 15; and decorations must be up and completed by Dec. 15 to give Leta Simmons and Harry Therien plenty of time to take pictures of the registered houses. These photos will be on display in the Lifestyle Center from Dec. 24 through Dec. 31; and all homeowners are invited PLEASESEELANDING, PAGE15 to vote for their favorite display. Ballots will be available during Tuesday morning socials and in the Activities Office. The winners will be announced and prizes awarded at the Jan. 8 Tuesday morning social. For more information, please see the flyer posted on the Activity Wall.Holiday decorating Just a reminder that, this year, holiday decorating of the Lifestyle Center will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 28, from 9 a.m. to noon and, if needed, continue on Friday, Nov. 30. Along with PHOTO BY DIANE BRESSFrom left, Marion Landing volunteers John and Noreen Metzger with Board Secretary Connie Rowe. LANDINGCONTINUED FROM PAGE 14 PHOTO BY SHARON TALBERTRepresenting The Landing Lites, Marion Landings 2012 Volunteer Group of the Year: Floyd and Marilee Hickman, director and assistant director of the communitys chorus. our Angel Tree and Patriotic Trees, one of the large trees in the great room is decorated with ornaments donated by residents of the community. If youre new to Marion Landing, or if you havent previously donated an ornament, wed love to have you bring one down to place on this tree. Some folks donate an ornament special to them or one that is representative of their home state. The ornaments are kept and placed on the tree from year to year. Its fun to see the varied array of ornaments from all over the country and a pleasure to see your ornament displayed from year to year. Also, residents can bring their Holiday Card to the Community, which will be placed on the Angel Tree after all the angels have been adopted. Decorating the Lifestyle Center is always a lot of fun, and wed love to have you come down and participate.Crafters donate each yearThey knit, crochet, quilt and sew. They are the Marion Landing Charity PLEASESEELANDING, PAGE17 Call or come in today! 000DAAP FOR THE SAME PRODUCTS? OTHERS NuTech NEW Brand Name Hearing Aids YES YES Latest 2012 Hearing Aid Technology YES YES Licensed Audiologists / Hearing Specialists YES YES Unlimited Service and Cleaning YES NO Bulk Volume Pricing Discounts YES NO High Margin / Markup on Hearing Aids NO YES High Marketing and Overhead Costs NO YES Expires November 30, 2012 FREE HEARING TEST FREE VIDEO EXAM $50 WALMART GIFT CARD* *When You Buy A Pair Of Hearing Aids. NuTech vs. Others www.nutechhearing.com M-F 9:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sat. and Sun. Appointment Needed Call 24/7 Operators Standing By INVERNESS 352-419-7911 352-419-7911 352-419-7911 3161-C, E. Gulf t o Lake Hwy. 1/2 mile east of Walmart OCALA 352-671-2999 352-671-2999 352-671-2999 11250 SW 93rd Ct. Rd. Next to Chilis CRYSTAL RIVER 352-794-6155 352-794-6155 352-794-6155 1122 N. Suncoast Blvd. (US 19) A block and a half south of Ft. Island Trail THIS WEEK ONLY Manufacturer sent us 50 pairs of hearing aids. WE ARE OFFERING A 5 DAY FREE, NO OBLIGATION TRIAL WITH APPROVED CREDIT LEAVE YOUR CHECKBOOK AT HOME! Now is the time to take back your hearing and your life! 000DA4C CARDS AND GIFTS S TORE 352-854-1970 F AX 352-854-6186 8449 SW SR 200, O CALA F RIENDSHIP C ENTER P OST O FFICE F AX C OPIES L OTTERY S h o p e a r l y f o r t h e b e s t g i f t s e l e c t i o n H a p p y T h a n k s g i v i n g Best Selection of Greeting Cards in Marion County Always 50% Off 000CUQL 861-W ise (9473) VOTED SOUTH MARION CITIZENS READERS CHOICE #1 USED CAR DEALER FOR 6 CONSECUTIVE YEARS Over 50 Years Experience Family Owned & Operated Experience a whole new way to buy a vehicle Like-new cars without the new car price LOCATE PROGRAM, Wise Way can find any vehicle youre looking for! All Vehicles Fully Serviced & Certified with Warranty Upon Purchase!! Full Service Center W est Marion County s Largest Selection of Certified Preowned Cars, T rucks, SUV s LIKE NEW!! 9045 SW Hwy 200, Ocala, FL 34481 PROUDL Y SER VING OUR SW 200 NEIGHBORS FOR OVER 13 YEARS For all your T ransportation needs. The Only W a y The W i se W ay! 2 YEARS FREE LUBE, OIL, FIL TER WITH EVER Y PURCHASE! Relax W i se W ay vehicles are guaranteed by CarFax Clean T i tle History Guarantee...W e guarantee our inventory!! P LUS T AX T AG & D EALER F EE 000DA4N Wise W ay Auto Sales 2012 Honda Accord LX-P One Power Seat, 10K miles . . . . . . . . . Wise Way $18,977 2012 Mazda Miata Convertible, Grand Touring Model, 4K miles, Automatic, New, Over $31K . . . . Save Big! 2012 Buick Regal Premium Package, Leather, Dual Power Seats, Chrome Wheels, 4k miles . . . . . . Wise Way $25,977 201 1 Mercury Grand Marquis LS, Ultimate Package, Hard to Find! . . . W i se W ay $19,788 2012 Nissan Altima SR, V6, Alloy Wheels, Power Seat . . . . . . . W ise W ay $23,788 2010 KIA Forte EX, 4 Door Automatic, Factory W arranty Leather . . . . . W i se W ay $14,577 2012 Lincoln MKZ 600 Miles, Wow . . . . . . . . . . . . . Save Thousands from NEW!! 2011 Toyota Camry LE Power Seat, Alloy Wheels, Like New . . Wise Way $18,977 2012 Kia Optima LX Alloy Wheels, 5 year/60k W arranty . . . . . . W ise W ay $19,798 201 1 Buick Lacrosse CXL, Leather Heated Seats, Memory Seats, T rue Luxury . . . . . W i se W ay $27,977 201 1 Dodge Grand Caravan Crew Package, Dual Power Doors, Power Hatch, Save Thousands . . . W i se W ay $23,977 2012 Chevy Malibu L T 1800 Miles, Like New 100k Mile W arranty . . . . W i se W ay $21,977 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT Hatchback, 400 Miles, WOW! Save Thousands From New . . . . . No Hassle Buying! 2013 Hyundai Accent 4 Door Automatic, A/C, 300 Miles . . . . . MUST SEE!!! 201 1-2013 Hyundai Sonatas, Elantras, Santa Fe s Several Models to Choose From! 5yr/60k Mile W arranty No Hassle of Big Dealer . . . . . . Save Thousands!

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Friday, November 23, 2012 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 14~ Friday, November 23, 2012 www.smcitizen.com LANDINGCONTINUED FROM PAGE 12 state, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Since moving here 14 years ago, they have been two very active residents in our community. Both are current members of our Patrol Group and the Sunshine Committee, and are former members of the Little Theatre Group. They are very involved in many of the activities available in the Landing such as cards and bowling and participate yearly in the Senior Games. She is a member of the Landing Lites chorus and he does the video taping of all their shows, as well as various other special events held at our Lifestyle Center. For many years, she has been and continues to be a proof reader for The Communicator, and he is always available to assist the Sound Group. It is my great pleasure to present the Volunteer Recognition Award to Noreen and John Metzger. The Metzgers engraved plaque will join the more than 150 other volunteers recognized by the community since 2001, all of which are posted in the Lifestyle Center. Award recipients are chosen from a list of residents who are nominated for the award by their peers. If you would like to nominate a fellow resident for a volunteer recognition award, please forward your recommendation, in writing, to a Board member, member of the Activities Support Committee, or the Activities Director.Holiday food drive continuesMarion Landings annual food drive to benefit Interfaith Emergency Services is now under way. Almost any unopened item not requiring refrigeration, such as canned fruit and vegetables, pasta, cereal and peanut Marion Landing 2013 Board of Directors, from left, Bill Wurst, second vice president; Jim Adwell, treasurer; Joe Raffony, president; Connie Rowe, secretary; Bob Fink, first11vice president.PHOTO BY DIANE BRESS butter and hygiene products such as tooth paste and deodorant are always needed. Marion Landing has been conducting an annual food drive for many years, and Gloria and Dave Wilberg have led the effort since 2004, along with Mary Ann Hall and Dee Stahl, who coordinate our monthly food drives. To date, Marion Landing has collected more than 10,000 pounds of food. This year, the food drive will run four weeks, so lets do our best to help Interfaith provide packages to needy families for the holidays. Donations may be brought to the Lifestyle Center and placed in the baskets underneath the residents mail boxes or brought to any of the Tuesday Socials through Dec. 4. All donations are very much appreciated.Residents at space shuttles retirementOn Friday, Nov. 2, Marion Landing residents Paula and Jim Adwell were at the Kennedy Space Center for the Atlantis rollover, as it traveled 9.8 miles down the road to its new home just off-site at the Kennedy Space Centers Visitor Complex. It was an amazing day, and we were proud to be there, said Paula. As the shuttle went by, the wing actually passed over us; and I was so impressed with the size of it. It was also interesting that you were able to see how scarred and burned the tiles were. Paula was our celebrity for the day as she was interviewed by WKMG Local 6 News reporter Mike DeForest and appeared on the broadcast that evening. This exciting day was her gift to Jim as he celebrated his birthday enjoying this memorable event.House decorating contestIts time to start thinking about decorating your house for the holidays, and with some creativity and imaginaPHOTO BY DIANE BRESSMarion Landing residents Paula and Jim Adwell took part in the Nov. 2 Atlantis rollover at the Kennedy Space Center. tion, you just may win a prize. This year, theres a new twist to a community tradition. We are requiring residents who would like their homes judged to sign up on the sheet posted on the Activity Wall hanging in the Lifestyle Center. You may sign up between Nov. 26 and Dec. 15; and decorations must be up and completed by Dec. 15 to give Leta Simmons and Harry Therien plenty of time to take pictures of the registered houses. These photos will be on display in the Lifestyle Center from Dec. 24 through Dec. 31; and all homeowners are invited PLEASESEELANDING, PAGE15 to vote for their favorite display. Ballots will be available during Tuesday morning socials and in the Activities Office. The winners will be announced and prizes awarded at the Jan. 8 Tuesday morning social. For more information, please see the flyer posted on the Activity Wall.Holiday decorating Just a reminder that, this year, holiday decorating of the Lifestyle Center will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 28, from 9 a.m. to noon and, if needed, continue on Friday, Nov. 30. Along with PHOTO BY DIANE BRESSFrom left, Marion Landing volunteers John and Noreen Metzger with Board Secretary Connie Rowe. LANDINGCONTINUED FROM PAGE 14 PHOTO BY SHARON TALBERTRepresenting The Landing Lites, Marion Landings 2012 Volunteer Group of the Year: Floyd and Marilee Hickman, director and assistant director of the communitys chorus. our Angel Tree and Patriotic Trees, one of the large trees in the great room is decorated with ornaments donated by residents of the community. If youre new to Marion Landing, or if you havent previously donated an ornament, wed love to have you bring one down to place on this tree. Some folks donate an ornament special to them or one that is representative of their home state. The ornaments are kept and placed on the tree from year to year. Its fun to see the varied array of ornaments from all over the country and a pleasure to see your ornament displayed from year to year. Also, residents can bring their Holiday Card to the Community, which will be placed on the Angel Tree after all the angels have been adopted. Decorating the Lifestyle Center is always a lot of fun, and wed love to have you come down and participate.Crafters donate each yearThey knit, crochet, quilt and sew. They are the Marion Landing Charity PLEASESEELANDING, PAGE17 Call or come in today! 000DAAP FOR THE SAME PRODUCTS? OTHERS NuTech NEW Brand Name Hearing Aids YES YES Latest 2012 Hearing Aid Technology YES YES Licensed Audiologists / Hearing Specialists YES YES Unlimited Service and Cleaning YES NO Bulk Volume Pricing Discounts YES NO High Margin / Markup on Hearing Aids NO YES High Marketing and Overhead Costs NO YES Expires November 30, 2012 FREE HEARING TEST FREE VIDEO EXAM $50 WALMART GIFT CARD* *When You Buy A Pair Of Hearing Aids. NuTech vs. Others www.nutechhearing.com M-F 9:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sat. and Sun. Appointment Needed Call 24/7 Operators Standing By INVERNESS 352-419-7911 352-419-7911 352-419-7911 3161-C, E. Gulf t o Lake Hwy. 1/2 mile east of Walmart OCALA 352-671-2999 352-671-2999 352-671-2999 11250 SW 93rd Ct. Rd. Next to Chilis CRYSTAL RIVER 352-794-6155 352-794-6155 352-794-6155 1122 N. Suncoast Blvd. (US 19) A block and a half south of Ft. Island Trail THIS WEEK ONLY Manufacturer sent us 50 pairs of hearing aids. WE ARE OFFERING A 5 DAY FREE, NO OBLIGATION TRIAL WITH APPROVED CREDIT LEAVE YOUR CHECKBOOK AT HOME! Now is the time to take back your hearing and your life! 000DA4C CARDS AND GIFTS S TORE 352-854-1970 F AX 352-854-6186 8449 SW SR 200, O CALA F RIENDSHIP C ENTER P OST O FFICE F AX C OPIES L OTTERY S h o p e a r l y f o r t h e b e s t g i f t s e l e c t i o n H a p p y T h a n k s g i v i n g Best Selection of Greeting Cards in Marion County Always 50% Off 000CUQL 861-W ise (9473) VOTED SOUTH MARION CITIZENS READERS CHOICE #1 USED CAR DEALER FOR 6 CONSECUTIVE YEARS Over 50 Years Experience Family Owned & Operated Experience a whole new way to buy a vehicle Like-new cars without the new car price LOCATE PROGRAM, Wise Way can find any vehicle youre looking for! All Vehicles Fully Serviced & Certified with Warranty Upon Purchase!! Full Service Center W est Marion County s Largest Selection of Certified Preowned Cars, T rucks, SUV s LIKE NEW!! 9045 SW Hwy 200, Ocala, FL 34481 PROUDL Y SER VING OUR SW 200 NEIGHBORS FOR OVER 13 YEARS For all your T ransportation needs. The Only W a y The W i se W ay! 2 YEARS FREE LUBE, OIL, FIL TER WITH EVER Y PURCHASE! Relax W i se W ay vehicles are guaranteed by CarFax Clean T i tle History Guarantee...W e guarantee our inventory!! P LUS T AX T AG & D EALER F EE 000DA4N Wise W ay Auto Sales 2012 Honda Accord LX-P One Power Seat, 10K miles . . . . . . . . . Wise Way $18,977 2012 Mazda Miata Convertible, Grand Touring Model, 4K miles, Automatic, New, Over $31K . . . . Save Big! 2012 Buick Regal Premium Package, Leather, Dual Power Seats, Chrome Wheels, 4k miles . . . . . . Wise Way $25,977 201 1 Mercury Grand Marquis LS, Ultimate Package, Hard to Find! . . . W i se W ay $19,788 2012 Nissan Altima SR, V6, Alloy Wheels, Power Seat . . . . . . . W ise W ay $23,788 2010 KIA Forte EX, 4 Door Automatic, Factory W arranty Leather . . . . . W i se W ay $14,577 2012 Lincoln MKZ 600 Miles, Wow . . . . . . . . . . . . . Save Thousands from NEW!! 2011 Toyota Camry LE Power Seat, Alloy Wheels, Like New . . Wise Way $18,977 2012 Kia Optima LX Alloy Wheels, 5 year/60k W arranty . . . . . . W ise W ay $19,798 201 1 Buick Lacrosse CXL, Leather Heated Seats, Memory Seats, T rue Luxury . . . . . W i se W ay $27,977 201 1 Dodge Grand Caravan Crew Package, Dual Power Doors, Power Hatch, Save Thousands . . . W i se W ay $23,977 2012 Chevy Malibu L T 1800 Miles, Like New 100k Mile W arranty . . . . W i se W ay $21,977 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT Hatchback, 400 Miles, WOW! Save Thousands From New . . . . . No Hassle Buying! 2013 Hyundai Accent 4 Door Automatic, A/C, 300 Miles . . . . . MUST SEE!!! 201 1-2013 Hyundai Sonatas, Elantras, Santa Fe s Several Models to Choose From! 5yr/60k Mile W arranty No Hassle of Big Dealer . . . . . . Save Thousands!

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Friday, November 23, 2012 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 16~ Friday, November 23, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Attend the worship service of your choice... 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 000D683 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 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 000D2GN Wednesday 6:30 PM Children/Student Ministries 6:30 PM Mid-Week Bible Study www.collegeroad.org 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 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 Evangelical Lutheran Church joyocala@embar qmail.com Edward Holloway Pastor 7045 SW 83rd Pl., Ocala (352) 854-4509 Nursery Pr ovided 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 000CHQO F irs t Congr eg a tional United Chur ch of Chris t A Pr ogr essiv e Community of F aith in the Hear t of Centr al Florida Sunday Worship 10:30 am Adult Bible Discussion 12:00 Noon God is still speaking, Jesus didn t reject people. Neither do we. 7171 SW SR 200, Ocala, FL 352-237-3035 uccocala.org Dr. H.W. McSwain, Jr., Pastor Our Redeemer Lutheran Church LC-MS 5200 S.W State Road 200 1 3 / 4 Miles W e st of I-75 W o rship Service 8:00 & 1 1:00 AM Bible Class & Sunday School 9:30 AM Pastor Joe Adams 237-2233 Sharing the Joy of Jesus Christ! 000D7EJ 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 Bible Study/Prayer Meeting . 6:45 P.M. Pastor Bill Fortune 000D1HQ PREACHING THE TRUTH IN LOVE 525 Marion Oaks Trail, Ocala 75 484 484 Exit 341 SW 49TH AVE. MARION OAKS PASS MARION OAKS TRAIL 200 484 MARION OAKS COURSE 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 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 Phone (352) 861-9080 Sunday Services 10:30 a.m. 6:00 p.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Monday Morning Christians JOIN US IN WORSHIP 9045 SW 60th A ve. Ocala, FL 000DANR Bible Studies W e dnesday 7:00 p.m. Southwest Christian Church 000CHJC 8070 SW 60th A ve. Ocala, FL 34476 352-291-2080 SERVICES HOURS Sunday 9am, 11am, 6pm 1:30 Spanish Service Tuesday 7pm Spanish Service Wednesday Night 7pm Thursday Bible Study 6:30 to 7:30 Youth 7pm Friday 7pm Spanish Service Nursery available WE WELCOME ALL! Bishop Paul Woosley 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 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 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 000CQ8E 7768 SW Hwy 200, Ocala (352) 237-4633 www .countr ysideocala.or g W elcome to Countr yside Pr esbyterian Chur ch (USA) Sunday Bible Study 9:00 am Sunday Worship 10:30 am Tuesday Bible Study 2:00 pm Pastor Gar y O. Marshall Y our Spiritual Home W esleyan-Holiness T radition OCALA WEST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE T eaching the Bible as Gods W ord to produce Christ-followers! S undays: Sunday School . . . . . . 9:15 A.M. Morning Worship . . . . 10:30 A.M. Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:00 P.M. Children s Bible Quizzing 6:00 P M. W e dnesday Evenings Adult Bible Study . . . . . 6:00 P M. Pastor Curt Dowling 5884 SW 60th A ve. (Airport Rd.) Ocala, Fl 34477 (352) 861-0755 www .ocalawestnaz.org 000D2HD 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 000CX1A

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Crafters. Noella Salas, Olga Mehinovich, Ann Ferran, Laura Jesse, Pat Wurst and Evelyn Olsen faithfully meet every Monday at 1 p.m. to work on their projects, share their ideas and collaborate on the clubs latest endeavors. All the items the ladies expertly craft are donated to local charities; and this year, the crafters are pleased to donate a variety of items to the Salvation Army and Ocala Oaks Rehabilitation Center. Handmade items included 20 baby sweaters and 2 hats, 4 baby blankets, and 10 childrens vests, as well as 12 cosmetic bags with cosmetics, 2 sheet sets and socks. Ocala Oaks received 8 quilted lap robes, shawls and slippers. The crafters gratefully accept donations of material, yarn and notions which may be dropped off in the wicker basket inside the Craft Room in the Lifestyle Center. Any resident who wishes to join this very worthwhile group may submit their name to the Activities Office or stop by the Craft Room on Mondays at 1 p.m.Travel newsIf you are interested in any of the trips listed below, details are available on the flyers posted on the Travel Board in the Lifestyle Center, or you may call 352-237-7152 for more information. Trips are open to the general public if space allows. Be part of one of the first groups to sail aboard the brand new cruise ship Celebrity Reflection departing from Miami on Jan. 5, 2013, with stops in San Juan, St. Maarten and St. Kitts. Reservations are being accepted for this seven night Eastern Caribbean cruise, with rates including all port charges, taxes, round-trip bus from Ocala, gratuities and one-hour open bar cocktail party. A $250 deposit will hold your space. Join the group going to Orlando for Lobbies, Lites and ICE on Thursday, Dec. 6. Tour some of the Disney hotels decorated for Christmas and enjoy all the Christmas lights. Then tour the Gaylord Palms ICE!, featuring DreamWorks Merry Madagascar and end the day with a fabulous dinner at the Gaylord Palmsall for $77 per person. Spend the holidays at the Beau Rivage in Biloxi. This Christmas trip will be Dec. 23 to 26 and is $189 per person, double occupancy and $259 for a single. The trip includes transportation, bus refreshments, prizes, bingo, movies, driver tips, hotel and baggage; two breakfast buffets per person; $25 free play at the Beau Rivage; and a visit to Boomtown with $5 free play and free lunch buffet. Check the flyer posted on the Travel Board for more details and to sign up. Reservations are being accepted for a day at Tampa Bay Downs on Feb. 15. Try your luck betting on the horses as well as enjoy a great meal. The cost is $54 per person, which includes clubhouse admission, racing program, trophy presentation in Winners Circle, and a hot buffet luncheon with carving station in the Clubhouse Turn Dining Room. Its a sure bet that youll have a great day. Do you like to plan ahead? Then mark your calendar for January 19 to 26, 2014 (yes, thats 2014) for a western Caribbean cruise on Freedom of the Seas. You will visit ports in Labadee (Haiti), Jamaica, Grand Cayman and Cozumel. Inside cabins include the cruise, port charges and government taxes, as well as a $50 bonus per cabin shipboard credit. More information is listed on the Travel Board. If youre thinking about taking a vacation in the spring of 2014, our Travel Club has made plans for a terrific European riverboat cruise on the Elbe River. Enjoy time in Berlin, Dresden, Wittenberg and Prague and includes 7 nights aboard the M/S River Allegro, which was built specifically for cruising the Elbe, and was recently refurbished with the travelers needs and comfort in mind. More details on this spectacular trip are listed in the brochure posted on the Travel Board. Diane Bress is Marion Landings Activities Director and an employee of Leland Management, Inc. Friday, November 23, 2012 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 12~ Friday, November 23, 2012 www.smcitizen.com the Citizen Maintain the health of your business Advertise in Land/Home Financing FHA Loans VA Loans Buy For Loans Home Only Loans USDA Loans Equity Financing Alternative Income Financing 352-622-6324 or 1-800-313-6324 Prestige Home Centers, Inc. 4300 SOUTH PINE AVE. (441) OCALA Just one block north of Ocalas Drive-In Theater 000DCEU MODEL CLOSEOUT Financing Available For People With Less Than Perfect Credit! We Also Have BANK-OWNED REPOSESSED HOMES! Repos Available With Land or Without! SAVE THOUSANDS SOUTH OCALA I-75 SR40 SR200 441 Prestige Home Centers, Inc. N NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY!! Including furniture packages (on select models) Read the classifieds The Landing Lites holiday concert will be held next Saturday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m. in the Lifestyle Center. Tickets are $5 each and will continue to be sold next week, as well as at the door. The concert will be a blend of 13 sacred and secular music selections featuring two soloists: Karen Blinkhorn, music director at Sunrise Elementary School, a third generation oboist who has performed with the Ocala Symphony Orchestra; and our own Lina Vallejo, who will sing an a capella arrangement of Ave Maria. This is a Marion Landing holiday tradition you wont want to miss, and this years concert will be dedicated to the memory of a long-time Landing Lites member Marian Curtin.Board members chosenThe Association of Marion Landing Owners, Inc., held their annual Members Meeting on Friday, Nov. 9, at which time Board President Joe Raffony gave the boards annual report, and homeowners elected two of their five-member board of directors. Directors are elected for staggered two-year terms, with three directors elected in odd years and two directors elected in even years. Elected this year were Jim Adwell and Bill Wurst, who will join current board directors Joe Raffony, Bob Fink and Connie Rowe in carrying out the business of the community. Immediately after the annual meeting, the board held an organizational meeting, and the 2013 slate of officers is as follows: Joe Raffony, president; Bob Fink, 1st vice president; Bill Wurst, 2nd vice president; Connie Rowe, secretary; and Jim Adwell, treasurer. A regular board meeting will be held on Friday, Dec. 7, at the Lifestyle Center. All residents are invited to attend. Also announced at the annual meeting was the Volunteer Group of the Year: The Landing Lites, Marion Landings community chorus. Accepting the award on behalf of the group was Marilee Hickman, assistant director of the Landing Lites. The 40plus member chorus, under the direction of Floyd Hickman, performs two concerts per year, often with guest soloists and performers, and is one of the most popular groups within the community.Volunteers recognizedAt the Nov. 13 Tuesday Social, John and Noreen Metzger were recognized as the communitys volunteers of the month. 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At the Nov. 12 meeting, a new name was chosen for the merged clubs. The new club will be named Performing Arts Company of Oak Run. A new board of directors was elected: president, Joseph Zaccaro, 1st vice president, Norma Poucher, 2nd vice president, Jerri Shorey, secretary, Sarah Schmidt, treasurer, Marlena Yaich, assistant treasurer, Linda Noel. Past presidents Cheryl Gaines of Way Off Broadway and Frank Porterfield of Little Theatre will serve on the executive board. The new company has chosen for its spring production The Odd Couple, the female version. You will recall how well received and loved were The Odd Couple Broadway play and the movie of the same name. Co-directing the production will be Patty Waddell and newcomer as a director, Diana Schmidt. A production team is being put together and will be announced in future articles. Auditions will be held in December and the company will commence rehearsals on Jan. 2. The play will be on stage at the Palm Grove Club as a dinner theatre presentation on Thursday, March 21, with regular productions on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th. Those of you who have attended a past dinner theatre show know what an extravaganza it is. There are limited seats for the dinner theatre so get your tickets early. Upstate New York Club holiday dinnerThe dinner will be at Royal Oaks on Monday, Dec. 10. Meet and greet at 5 p.m. followed by dinner at 6 p.m. There will be a cash bar and members of Royal Oaks may place their drinks on their member numbers. Entertainment will feature the ever popular Sally Langwah, impressionist. The last and final sale date is Nov. 30 at Palm Grove. If you have any questions contact Sandy Mantel at 352-873-9112.Troubadours to sing at annual tree trimJoin your friends and neighbors Sunday, Dec. 2, at 1:30 p.m. in Palm Grove as the Troubadours bring you the spirit of the season with Christmas songs that will lift you up and get you in the holiday mood. Along with some of your favorites, we will be performing a marvelous piece called Carol of the Magi by John Rutter, accompanied by Sharon Barnes on the cello. Sharon will also perform a Christmas medley which she has arranged. We will invite the audience to join in singing some familiar songs of the season. After the program we can all enjoy refreshments furnished by the Ambassadors. Practice for our Spring Concert in April will begin on Thursday, Jan. 3, from 1 to 3 p.m. in Palm Grove. Be there by 12:45 p.m. to pick up your music. The Troubadours are seeking new sopranos and altos for spring. If interested, please call Dr. Mary Beth Lake at 352-873-8787 for more information. It is not necessary to be a music reader, just a pleasant voice and the ability to sing in tune will be fine. Look forward to hearing from you.So Youve Finished Writing Your Book. Now What?Oak Run resident Mary Ellen Barchi will be giving a class on Dec. 10 for Master the Possibilities at On Top Of The World. So Youve Finished Your BookThe Agent Query Process And What To Do In The Meantime, is an introduction to the next step toward traditional publishing through representation by a literary agent. The first half of this PowerPoint presentation explains the benefits of acquiring an agent and tips on composing the necessary query letter. Mary Ellen will briefly demonstrate a valuable program designed to help writers select agents to query and to keep track of submissions and responses. The second half covers what to do while waiting for agent responses, that is to build your writers platform. Hopefully, this beginners course will give attendees the basic tools needed to start the agent query process or at least prepare them for what lies ahead when theyre ready. Seating is limited so register early at: www.masterthepossibilities.com. Ms. Barchi is a freelance writer, speaker and author having completed a paranormal romance novel as well as a contributor to Ocalas Good Life magazine and Ocala Style. Oak Run TravelJoin our wonderful guide Kent for this tour we call Light & Life of Ponce Inlet on Friday, April 12, at Daytona beach. He takes us down to the sea in time and taste and to the tallest lighthouse in Florida. Experience life at sea on an excursion looking for dolphins, stingrays and other sea life. Well have lunch at a local seafood restaurant where you will be served one of the following: fried or broiled seafood, a chowder/salad combo or a luscious shrimp salad. For non-seafood lovers hamburgers or chicken sandwiches are also available. This will be followed by a visit to a sea turtle rehabilitation center. The price of $63.50 per person includes bus drivers tip. Call Joann and Jan Flickenger. On Saturday, April 20, enjoy the music of brothers George and Ira Gershwin at the David A. Straz, Jr. Center. S Wonderful takes you via singing and dancing to New York City in 1916, Paris in the 1930s, Hollywood in the 1940s, New Orleans in the 1950s and more! More than 40 classic hits will be featured. Frank and Shirley Semmelmayer will be your hosts so give them a call. Cost is $52 per person including bus drivers tip. If anyone needs information about any of our trips please call the host(s) of that particular trip. The host has all the information on the trip and needs to know what your concerns or questions might be.Royal Oaks Lady NinersOn Nov. 15 we played low net and full handicap. Flight A: tied in first, Sally Crass and Patty Waddell, second, IIene Simnowitz. Flight B: first, Ginger Drake, second, Julie Jackson, third, Diane Dufresne. Closest to pin on #3 was Kerry Tims. We had two chip-ins, Eleanor Cerlenko on #2 and IIene Simnowitz on #4. Just a reminder our next meeting will be Dec. 6 after golf. Bring a check for $20 for our annual dues.Royal Oaks Mens GolfOn Nov. 12, 14, and 16 the annual Mens Club Championship was held. This was a tournament based on gross scores, with the flights put in place based on handicap. There were 44 participants, a lesser number than in other tournaments, but the length of the tournament causes conflicts in schedules for some. The week was a typical one for this time of year. The days were for the most part cloudy, a little windy, and cool. Not the best of conditions, but the course was in fine shape which more than made up for the weather. There were four flights in the lower handicap group. The winners were: Flight one first was Bud Murray with a three day total of 232, second with a 241 was Bob Gray, and third with a 255 was Dave Dawson. Flight two first was Mickey Klein with a 252, tied for second with 255 were Emmett Dowling and Ron Tennant. Flight three first with a 265 was Hal Loomis, second with a 267 was John DeSalvo, and third with a 269 was Dale Wurzburger. Flight four first with a 269 was Al Prachel, tied for second with 280 were Tom Ducz and John Terry. There were three flights in the senior group. The winners were: Flight one first with a 259 was Virgil Hein, second with a 269 was Mike Madill, and third with a 275 was Chuck Engel. Flight two first with a 270 was Dick Rizzo, second with a 272 was Paul Colatruglio, and third with a 277 was Steve Casner. Flight three first with a 279 was Paul Valois, second was Duke Slayton with a 294, and third was Finn Jacobsen with a 298. There will be one more tournament this year, in the first part of December. Get that game shaped up!Royal Oaks Womens Golf On Thursday, Nov. 8, and Tuesday, Nov. 13, we played a two day gross score tournament to determine our -2013 ROWGO Club Champion. At the end of play on Nov. 8, the winners were: First Flight 1st place, JT Lemasters, 2nd place, Elsa Berbig; Second Flight 1st place, Roseann Lavacca, 2nd place tie, Janet Tully and Noreen Salo; Third Flight 1st place tie, Maureen Edwards and Gayle Feeman, 3rd Place, Barb Scozzafava. JT LeMasters was Closest to the Pin. On Tuesday, Nov. 13 the winners were: First flight: 1st place, Diana Galla, 2nd place, Sylvia Zappia; Second flight: 1st place, Jan Tennant, 2nd place, Roseann Lavacca; Third flight: 1st place, Noreen Salo 2nd place, Gayle Feeman. Sylvia Zappia was Closest to the Pin. After totalling the scores from both days, Jan Tennant was awarded the title of ROWGO Club Champion!! The runners-up were: First flight: 1st place, Diana Galla, 2nd place, Sylvia Zappia, 3rd, Elsa Berbig; Second flight: 1st place, Roseann Lavacca, 2nd place, Noreen Salo, 3rd place, Janet Tully; Third Flight: 1st place, Gayle Feeman, 2nd place, Ginger Drake, 3rd place, Inge Szabo. Congratulations to our club champion Jan Tennant and all the othersMr. Codys CornerI have been informed that Sheltering Hands Rescue which does such fine work for kitty cats needs fabric and sewing notions to make crafts to sell and raise funds. Any type of fabric, even scraps and holiday theme goods are needed as well as all types of sewing notion including ribbons, lace, buttons, beads, thread or any craft type items. If you have any items that you want to donate, please call Janice at 352-861-3831. Thank you for your donations. Let me make it clear right up front that Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. I admit I am not too fond of many holidays. Can a week go by without some holiday that shuts down everybody? I celebrated Veterans Day, for example, on Sunday and the next day I went to the bank and discovered the bank was celebrating Veterans Day on Monday. Dont they know what day it is? I trust these people with my money? Of all the holidays we have, Thanksgiving is high on my list. I used to have a high regard for my birthday but so many of them have come that I do not like them anymore. I am ready to cancel that holiday. My birthday only means I am one year older and not one whit wiser. I am not thinking just about the scrumptious Thanksgiving dinner. Okay, maybe I am, a little. Down through the years, I have been great fraternity buddies with eating. We have bonded so great throughout the years that even now that bonding is beginning to show.I like Thanksgiving, and so I am a little confused about these Sanity Challenged Buffoons who are allergic to the word Thanksgiving. They want to use names like, Turkey Day, and the latest one TDay. What the T stands for is anybodys guess. I know what D-Day stands for but all the gray matter has leaked out of my skull trying to figure out what TDay stands for. Given the rationality of these purveyors of insanity, I can only guess. Looking at what is happening to this great holiday, I have uncovered a con so covert that most people do not know it is going on. I call it the great Thanksgiving con. This is especially true for those who call it Turkey Day. First off, everybody says nice things about the turkey. The more the turkey struts, the more the compliments flow his way. What the turkey does not know is that when these Turkey Day people are looking at the turkey they are also licking their lips. It is not the beautiful feathers that interest them. It is not the way the turkey proudly struts back and forth. The frame these people want to see the turkey in is a roasting pan. They want to get rid of all those feathers that the turkey is so proud of and strip him bare so that he fits nicely in the pan. The last few weeks of the turkeys life are rather remarkable. These people will give the turkey everything it wants. More food than the turkey can gobble up. What the turkey does not know is that there is a destiny in store for him. With all the attention paid him, he has the idea that everybody appreciates him for his looks. If this turkey would ever spend an evening watching television with his human host, he would gather the idea that the most important thing in all the world is how you look. Looking into the mirror the turkey is quite proud of what he sees. He assumes that what he sees looking in the mirror is what his human host sees when they look at him. How wrong can it be? The con begins to unfold. Rumors are flying about that there is a great banquet being prepared in his honor. Any turkey would be proud of this kind of development and look forward to being the guest of honor. In fact, as the turkey struts back-and-forth in front of his human hosts, he hears them saying, Wont that turkey look good at our dinner table? Whose head wouldnt turn hearing this kind of a compliment? What the turkey does not know is that being a guest at a dinner table is a one-time event for a creature like himself. Any turkey worth his feathers does not think beyond this great feast being held in his honor. I can imagine the gobble back in the turkey pen with the other turkeys. This great big, good-looking turkey, is telling all the others how important he is on the other side of the fence. Being the kind of turkey that he is, his gobble wins over the admiration of the other turkeys. Im so special, the turkey gobbles to his inferiors, that those humans are having a special banquet and I am the special guest of honor. The rest of the turkeys are ooohing in his direction for they never seen anyone quite as special as this turkey. The fatal day arrives. People come for the turkey and the rest of the turkeys have gathered around giving him a special turkey sendoff. They cannot wait to hear his report when he gets back from the special banquet. I say this is a con to beat all cons. Wrong messages are being sent to the turkey population. Thinking they are the guest of honor, they turn out to be the main dish on the banquet table. This is why I am against the term Turkey Day. It sends the wrong message. The focus around our table on this special occasion will not be the turkey but rather giving thanks to God who has been so good to us. 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BY ELOISE HOLLYFIELD ejh2025@gmail.comAn opportunity to donate a Christmas gift to children, a unique fashion show, entertainment, and bowling constitute this weeks OTOW Happenings. Lions ClubThe annual Christmas Tree will be placed and decorated in the H&R Ballroom on Nov. 24. Tags labeled by gender and age will be placed on the tree. Wont you take the time to come by and select a tag for a needy child, purchase a Christmas gift for him or her? Please do not open or wrap the Christmas gift, just place it under the Christmas tree. A club member removes the gift each day to a secured location until it is time to wrap them; the fire department picks up and delivers the gifts. Christmas is about giving. Please open your heart to a need child, and perhaps he or she will someday be able to do the same for other needy children! As most of you recall, each year the Lions Club puts on a very popular annual fashion show. Another fashion show is planned, but with a unique twist! The models will be wearing fashions that are made of recyclable materials! The OTOW Lions Club First Recycled Trashy Fashion Show is scheduled for April 12. Club members will not be the models; instead, members of the communitys other clubs (and not just OTOW clubs) and organizations will create and model their own trashy outfits and will be competing against each other for one of three cash prizes: $1,000, $500, and $300. The money will be donated to the charity of the winners choice. Details in regards to what materials may be used in these trashy outfits, submission procedures, etc. should be available to you by mid-December. Does YOUR club or organization have what it takes to win this exciting contest? Look for further information in this newspaper and in the weekly South Marion Citizens column, OTOW Happenings. You may also contact PDG Lion Estelle Clark at pdgestelle@yahoo.com (352-861-7358) or me at ejh2025@gmail.com at any time.The Entertainment GroupOn Jan. 26, at 7 p.m., Dr. Steven Dunn, DDS and his staff bring back one of the most popular groups ever to perform at OTOW: Americas Ambassadors to Hospitalized Veterans. (As usual, after our show, they perform the same show for the patients at the VA hospitals in Gainesville and Lake City). This years cast of eight presents an all new show, the Golden Hits of Every Era, which includes music from the follow eras: 20s; 30s; 40s; Big Band Swing; 50s Rock n Roll Classics; 60s; 70s; and 80s Retro hits, with a rousing, extended patriotic finale! Glittering costumes, classic choreography and professional staging make this show a must see! Advance ticket sales are on Nov. 26, 28, and 30, resuming on Jan. 7 from 8:30 to 10 a.m. and every M-W-F thereafter. Thanks to Dr. Dunn, tickets are $8 general admission and $10 for reserved seating, with a maximum of four per person purchase and are for the residents of all OTOW communities and Indigo East. Friday, November 23, 2012 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 10~ Friday, November 23, 2012 www.smcitizen.com 000D7DQ You Have Tried The Rest... NOW TRY THE BEST Italian Restaurant & Pizza Italian Restaurant & Pizza A Taste of Brooklyn in Ocala JASMINE PLAZA 6106 SW State Rd. 200 Ocala, FL (352) 861-2828 HOURS : Mon.-Thurs. 11AM 8:30PM Fri. & Sat. 11AM 9:30 PM Sunday Closed MONDAY ONLY SP A GHET TI with Meatballs $ 6.99 Dine-In or Take-Out No Coupon Necessary TUESDAY ONLY L AR GE 1 6 8-Slice Cheese Pizza $ 6.99 Dine-In or Take-Out No Coupon Necessary Best Pizza C AT E R I N G A V AILABLE and skeptical of government; the other, skeptical of business and supportive of government. Through the television and radio we consume (Rush Limbaugh vs. NPR), the cities in which we choose to live (Dallas vs. San Francisco), we seal ourselves off in the America of our choosing while trying to ignore the other America. Ronald Reagan could appeal to both Americas by speaking the language of the old universal popular culture, Barone wrote. Barack Obama ... has failed to do so. And that is the glass-half-full perspective on the election. Barack Obama did not appeal to our, conservative America. He has done no better than we have to convince a majority of his fellow citizens of a broad agenda resting on shared beliefs and hopes. One thing is certain: the conservative movement cannot afford to be surprised by exit polls again. We must fight every impulse to be insular. We must learn the hearts and minds and language of the other America, so that we can make the case for conservatism in every corner, winsomely, winningly. The future of our beloved nation depends on it. Rob Schwarzwalder, Senior Vice-President of the Family Research Council, served in the G.W. Bush Administration and has been chief of staff to two Members of Congress. Cathy Ruse, a graduate of Georgetown Law Center, is Senior Fellow for Legal Studies at FRC and previously was Chief Counsel to the Constitution Subcommittee in the House of Representatives. BIGCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 solution/compromise. He has demonstrated in the past that this is something he doesnt relish doing; it is contrary to his socialist policies. The House of Representatives is still controlled by Republicans. Hopefully, we will not get a rerun of the 20102012 period when little got done in Congress. Obama must work closely with Congress to get results not demand results as he has done in the past. Regardless of what Obama and other liberal pundits say, Obama doesnt have a realistic mandate. Without one, how can he lead America to prosperity, peace and excellence? Increasing taxes on the rich is not a mandate. Making drastic spending-cuts is. A specific plan to get people back to work is. Making a plan to reduce our $16 trillion debt is another. Major tax-reform is another mandate. Obama still owes the American people a clear, honest explanation of the Libyan situation. The Libyan thing has been dragging on far too long and is fraught with lies, misinformation and passing-the-buck. Libya is not a critical thing, however, if we Americans dont get an honest explanation, Obamas integrity will become even more questionable. And the list goes on: Petraeus/Allen, Israel/Gaza, Iran, Storm Sandy. Things are not looking too pleasant for Obama. I hope and pray that they will get better, that Obama comes to the realization that he must do the right things for America, that a divided-nation will be healed. Joe OHara OcalaEducation solutionI offer a school solution to our education system. All schools have uniforms for students, boy schools and girl schools, male teachers for boys and female teachers for girls. No seniors should have to pay for schools if they have no children attending. It takes guts and intelligence to make this happen. Don Goodyear Taxpayer and Veteran LETTERSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 Congregation Beth IsraelCongregation Beth Israel of Ocala will hold a Chanukah party on Sunday, Dec. 9, at 4:30 p.m. at the Collins Center, 9401 Highway 200, Building 300 in Ocala. The event will celebrate the Festival of Lights with the traditional lighting of the Chanukah candles, piano entertainment by Sally SmithAdams, former player in the Catskills and a festive meal catered by Too Jays featuring roast brisket of beef and potato latkes, (pancakes) vegetable and an array of desserts. The cost is $18. Please RSVP to Estelle (352-861-2542) to make a reservation. Congregation Beth Israel is the only Reconstructionist Jewish community in the 200 corridor and welcomes all to come and experience the joy and warmth of this festival with the Beth Israel community. Congregation Beth Israel is under the guidance of the Jewish Reconstructionist Federation. It is a liberal, inclusive, progressive community. For further information, visit our website: wwwbethisraelocala.org or contact Judi at 352-237-8277.Friendship BaptistSunday Services at Friendship Baptist Church on Nov. 25 begin with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. followed by the morning worship service at 10:45 a.m. Pastor Randall Brown will bring a inspiring Bible message and Mrs. Linda Brown will lead the choir and special musical numbers in worship and praise. The evening service and Bible study will be at 6 p.m. The Mens prayer meeting will be on Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 8:30 a.m. The Wednesday evening Bible study and Teen Impact will take place at 7 p.m. On Nov. 30, Young at Heart will meet at 6:30 p.m. Friendship Baptist Church is at 9510 S.W. 105th St., off State Road 200. The church phone is 352-2372640.Christs Church of Marion CountySaturday, Nov. 24: Mens Prayer Group, 8 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 25: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 25: Jimmy Strickland Concert, 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27: Ladies Fellowship and Hobbies, 9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28: Church Photos, 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29: Church Photos, 10 a.m. Christs Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., off State Road 200, Ocala. Phone is 352-8616182, website is www.ccomc.org.St. Jude CatholicThe Bereavement Group for those grieving the loss of a loved one will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 1 p.m. Meetings are open to anyone in the community with a need to share their feelings of grief. Please call the church office at 352-3470154 prior to each meeting you plan to attend. Creole Masses for the Haitians in our community are celebrated every second and fourth Sunday of the month at 5 p.m. The next date is Nov. 25. The St. Jude venue for used items, Anthonys Attic, will not be open for business during the months of November and December. The Year of Faith began in October and will continue through November of 2013. As a part of this, on Saturday, Nov. 24, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Deacon Dana McCarthy will present a discussion entitled Mary, Our Mother in Faith.Countryside PresbyterianThe Rev. Belinda Newhart will be the guest preacher at the Christ the King worship service on Sunday, Nov. 25, at 10:30 a.m. at Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. The public is invited. For further information, call the church office at 352237-4633.Maranatha BaptistThe 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. AWANA is an ongoing program and registration is always open. For further information, please call 352-347-5683. Young people programs Pastor Mike Swingle invites all kids from from kindergarten to grade 5, we have our Kidz Connect ministry. They meet once a month on the second Friday at 6 p.m. at the church. Pastor Mike also invites all students from grade 6 to grade 12, to join the teen ministry Tranzformers, which meets on the 3rd Friday each month at 6 p.m. at the church. Each ministry combines fun, connecting with others and ultimately connecting with the God who created them. Come check us out! Pastor Mike Swingle, the youth pastor, continues to plan many activities for young people. Religion Lions put up Christmas tree to help needy children OTOW HAPPENINGS 11100 SW 93 Ct. Rd. Suite 12, Ocala, FL Mon-Thur 11am-10pm Fri & Sat 11am-11pm Sunday 11am-9pm 402-0003 Buy 1 Meal Get 1 at 1 / 2 OFF Equal or Lesser Value With purchase of 2 drinks With coupon Exp. 12/7/12 000D41P 711193 Taste The Best Taste The Best Taste The Best 000DAC7 000D3DW ALL FAITH CREMATION SOCIETY Marion Woods is working with Toys For Tots to bring smiles to children this holiday season. Now through December 23 when you drop off a new unwrapped toy at Marion Woods youll receive a free meal. For more information call us at 352-671-1700 Call today for your complimentary meal. Welcome to Holiday. Welcome home. 1661 SE 31st Street, Ocala, FL 34471 352-671-1700 | www.marion-woods.net 000DB3A Travel ToppersTravel Toppers has some seats available for the musical to 5 at the Show Palace Dinner Theater on Saturday, Jan. 12. The cost is $71, which includes the show, meal, and coach and tips for the driver. For further information, call Allan Rickards at 352-390-3075. Joyce Woods has seats for Hurrah for Hollywood at the Peabody Auditorium in Daytona Beach on Tuesday, Feb. 12. The cost is $83 for show, lunch at Lulus Seaside Grill, and coach and tips for driver. Contact Joyce immediately at 352-390-2359. Travel Toppers is taking a waiting list for Two different Views of Christmas on Thursday, Dec. 6. Contact Mary Lamp. For Christmas Day, at the Show Palace, call Pat Hood at 352-237-8533 and for Wicked, at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa, call Linda Hein at 352-861-9880.Bowling LeagueThe Lucky Four team has taken over first place, followed closely by OSIMA and the Pin Poppers. This month congratulations go to the bowlers who have bowled games well over their average. It is not the actual average that wins games, but rather, the pins over the average. A bowler with a 180 average who bowls a 200 is only 20 pins over average, but a bowler with a 130 average who bowls a 160 is 30 pins over. Among the ladies who make the spotlight this month, with high above average games, are Rose Hamel, with a plus 69; Linda Gallager, with 65; Louise Zoccoli, with a 61 and 56; Liz Cruce, Marianne Ingwersen, and Linda McIntyre all with plus 57; Edie Plachcinski ,54; Betty Biron and Susan Fogg ,with plus 52; and Barbara Reynolds at plus 51. Among the men were Art Buecher, with an outstanding 79 pins over average; Pete Gorczok, 69; Butch Swank, 68; Norm Hebert, 66; Jerry Roney, 64; Renato Molas, 63; and Peter Ingwersen and Bill Specht with plus 61. There is a long way to go to the end of the season and there is no doubt these great performances will be repeated or even surpassed. Air Force Association honorHoward L. Burke of Ocala, left, was presented the Air Force Association National Medal of Merit by AFA State/Region President Mike Emig of Ocala at a recent meeting of the Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 at the Ocala International Airport. The AFA National Medal of Merit is For Distinguished Service To The Air Force Association. Only five AFA members in the state received this award this year. Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com T EE P EE T IRE & BUDGET MUFFLER Family Owned And Operated Certified Techs Est. 1990 SR 200 & 91st Ave. 237-5599 2040 N. 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On Dec. 6, the Cherrywood Honor Guard will be honored for its service to the community and to the Veterans Club. Gerald Moscariello, leader of the Color Guard, and the members of the unit will be given Certificates of Appreciation for their many years of service and appearances at Memorial Day services; Veterans Day services and Honor Flight receptions. See the Veterans Club notice in this column. A Tree of and for AngelsJust inside the door of the clubhouse is a very special Christmas tree. On it, there are cards giving the names and ages of youngsters in our community that are sorely in need of Christmas gifts. There requests range from items of clothing to toys and everything in between. Each year the generous people of Cherrywood take one of these cards from the tree and make sure that the wishes of these young people are met. We are indeed fortunate that we have an abundance of Angels in our community. There are still a few of these cards left on the tree. While it may seem that Christmas is a ways off, it will be here before we know it. When you go by the clubhouse, stop in and get one of the cards so you can make a family in need happy this holiday season. We wont let any child go without a Christmas present under the tree if we can help it. There are few things that make this season brighter than the sparkle in youngsters eyes when they open that special gift on Christmas morning. Angel tree is a long and proud tradition at Cherrywood but we need your help to keep it going.Trim-a-Tree PartyEvery year the residents of Cherrywood gather in the clubhouse to decorate our community Christmas tree. Traditionally, each new person on the first year they move into Cherrywood, brings an ornament with their name on it and the date they moved in. Each year, these ornaments are brought out and everyone comes to place their decoration on the tree filling it with bright colors and warm memories. On Dec. 2 from 6 to about 9 p.m., our tradition continues. Everyone is encouraged to bring Christmas snacks and the drinks of their choice. Our new people are strongly urged to bring their decorated ornament and take part in the Christmas cheer of Cherrywood. Remember, your name and date should be on the decoration. As a special treat, our own Songbirds will be entertaining at this years festival so gather your friends and neighbors and join everyone down at the clubhouse for a super time as we share in the spirit of Christmas. Veterans Club meeting Decembers meeting of the Cherrywood Veterans Club is shaping up to be one of the busiest of the year. Our own CERT Team will be present to give a short presentation about preparing for emergencies and to offer special classes through the Sheriffs Department. Following the CERT team presentation, the members of our Color Guard will be honored for their service. Gerald and his team have done excellent work in their appearances at Veterans Day; Memorial Day and Honor Flight ceremonies. The next order of business will be a vote on the proposed charitable donations that we are recommending to be given before the holidays. Lastly, there will be a short discussion concerning next years projects and programs. Not only does your Veterans Club board invite you to come on out and be with your fellow veterans and our supporters so you too can have input into your Veterans Club; we urge you to be an active part of our good works. We meet at 2 p.m. on Dec. 6 in the clubhouse. Following the meeting, liquid eefreshments are served on the patio for a quiet social hour. There will be no meeting in January so dont miss Decembers meeting.Oil painting class You too can be an artist and learn how to work in oils. On Nov. 30, Debbie Blackburn is giving classes in the Bob Ross tradition of oil painting. Debbie is a very talented and accomplished teacher with great patience and style. Youll love learning your new skills under her tutelage. Classes begin at 8:30 a.m. and only cost $15; that includes your 8 x 10 canvas; paints; brushes; and instruction. All the student has to bring is a strong desire to learn and some paper towels for clean up. In addition, Debbie is donating the money charged to the Angel Tree project of Cherrywood. Class size is limited so contact Geri in the office to reserve your spot and pay in advance. Where else can you learn to develop your artistic abilities with professional instruction and materials for just a few dollars? Dont miss out; call Geri today.End of Time partyOn Dec. 21, the Mayan calendar runs out. I know thats a shock to most of us. According to legend, that will be the end of time for the world so what do we do in the face of such imminent disaster? We party of course. At 7 p.m. we will be holding a sock hop in the clubhouse with dancing and fun. Bring your own snacks and drinks to enjoy and to share if you wish. What better way to spend the last night of time than being with friends and neighbors having a ball? See you there for a great time.Garden ClubEveryone is welcome to attend the next Garden Club meeting on Tuesday at 11:15 a.m. on the clubhouse patio. Special guest speaker will be Master Gardener Norma Farnull who will be giving a presentation of Winter Gardening. This is a super opportunity to get your questions answered and get tips on how to care for your garden all winter long. The Garden Club is open to anyone who has an interest in flowers; shrubs; trees; lawns; water features; design or anything else pertaining to beautifying your property. If you are just starting out, you will find these meetings especially helpful as all the members of the club are eager to share their experience and knowledge. Enjoy the friendly and relaxed atmosphere of the Garden Club while you develop your own green thumb.Movie NightClint Eastwood stars in Gran Torino, Decembers Movie Night feature on the big screen. At 6 p.m. the show begins so youll want to arrive a little earlier and get a good seat. Popcorn, iced tea and lemonade are provided free of charge but youre welcome to bring your own snacks and drinks to enjoy. Gran Torino was a financially and critically acclaimed success for Eastwood as he deals with a young man of Asian decent in the gang filled streets of Detroit. This movie is rated R because of its strong language but what would you expect from a realistic dramatic presentation. Movie Night is a free evening of great entertainment and relaxed company. Dont miss Gran Torino Dec. 4 at 6 p.m.Shutterbugs MeetOn Friday, Dec. 7 at 10 a.m., the Shutterbugs will be gathering in the library of the clubhouse for their December meeting. There will be a prize for the best Thanksgiving themed photo contestant. The only rules are that your picture must have a Thanksgiving theme and it must have been take by you yourself. Anyone and everyone are welcome to attend and take part in this fun contest. Bring your interest in photography; bring your photo and bring yourself to the Shutterbugs Camera Club.Trivia NightCome join guest Quizmaster Donna James for Trivia Night at Cherrywood on Dec. 19 at 6 p.m. in the clubhouse. The theme for the questions is Christmas among others so put on your thinking caps and get ready for another fun and exciting evening of friendly competition. If youve never been to Trivia Night youre missing a lot. Everyone divides into teams of three or four persons. The emcee then puts questions up on the big screen and the groups try to come up with the answer and write it down on the answer sheets provided. When it comes to the end of the quiz, answer sheets are exchanged and graded. The winners get bragging rights and often a small prize. If you dont have a team or want to just come by yourself, no problem. Youll be welcomed in and assigned a team so all you have to do is show up. On Dec. 19, admission is a Pot Luck Christmas Treat to pass around. Usually admission is a buck per person but because its Christmas, this month is an exception. Youll enjoy the challenge but you will enjoy the camaraderie and fun even more. Of course along with your treats to pass, you can bring your own snacks and drinks to make the evening even more fun. 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cians will begin filing into the clubhouse in anticipation of a great nights entertainment. Its the Cherrywood Accordion Club meeting night and time for everyone to enjoy the music of professional and amateur instrumentalists as they bring their talents and expertise to delight the many admirers in the audience. Students just beginning their careers, those who have been playing for a while and seasoned professionals all join in the presentations of classics; pop; jazz; and every other type of musical genre. Theres something for everyones musical tastes at these sessions. Bring your favorite snacks and beverages; bring your friends and neighbors; just be there for an unforgettable experience. If you like music, youll love Accordion Club nights at Cherrywood with Dick Richards and the gang.Double Deck Pinochle ClubSundays at 6 p.m., members of the Double Deck Pinochle Club gather in the game room at the clubhouse for an evening of fun and excitement. Currently, they are seeking new people to join in this challenging at interesting card game. You may think you cant remember how to play but your can learn quickly from these seasoned experts. Just drop in for one evening and youll be hooked; not only on a great game of cards but on the friendly atmosphere and enjoyable company. Try Pinochle the Cherrywood way.Pianist NeededOur need for a pianist applies to anyone who knows how to play the piano. Our Songbirds musical group travels throughout the community bringing laughter and cheer to people in all phases of their lives. Civic groups; hospitals; rest homes and hospice are all part of this talented choirs stops. Right now, they have an urgent need for a piano player who can be a part of this caring and committed group of individuals. If you have the talent and knowledge and you can share these with the Songbirds, you are asked to contact Linda Sisto at 352-509-7245 for more information. Applicants dont have to be Cherrywood residents to become a part of this very worthwhile organization. Call Linda today and make a difference.Cribbage playersOur Cherrywood Cribbage Club is still looking for a few new players to join them on Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. in the card room. Novice or accomplished players are wanted with lessons available for those who are just learning this fascinating game. The atmosphere is friendly; the game exciting; and the opportunity to learn wide open so why not come on out and join this lively group. Bocce BallDont forget that Bocce Ball is now on Fridays from at 7 p.m. at the Bocce Courts behind the clubhouse. Its a great game with some great people so be there whether you play or not; youll have a blast.Get Away to BiloxiIf you want a short trip thats filled with adventure; excitement and fun, then we have a great deal for you. On Jan. 13 through the 16 Cherrywood is offering an excursion to the IP Casino Resort & Spa in Biloxi. Four days and three nights long, this trip offers everyone an opportunity for a super mini-vacation and rest from the holiday season rush. Pamper yourself at the IP Casino enjoying personal service; full amenities and comfortable surroundings. Then take your $25 in free Slot Play and try your luck on the casino floor. Enjoy fine dinning with your $24 in free food coupons as well. Want to try your luck at a different venue? Your trip includes a visit to the Hard Rock Casino and Palace Casino with free $15 slot play coupons at both. This is all included in your ticket price along with Deluxe Motor Coach transportation with a professional escort. You can make reservations and get more details concerning this great trip from Natalie at 352-8544561. Theres a few openings for non-residents also so be sure to call and find out if you qualify. Biloxi is a great place for gaming excitement as well as entertainment and shopping.New Years Dance PartyPlan to ring in the New Year with your friends and neighbors here at Cherrywood. There will be food; dancing; champagne and party favors all in our beautifully decorated clubhouse. The cost is only $10 per person and that covers everything. How can you go wrong at that price? This is always a great time for our residents to be together to reminisce and to plan; to share a meal and some laughs; to toast each other and dance the night away until the strains of Auld Lang Sine brings the year to an end. Believe me when I say its the best ten bucks youll spend all year so see Geri and get your tickets early. This event is always well attended and you wouldnt want to miss out because you procrastinated. Thats a New Years resolution I made last year, not to procrastinate; but I put it off until this year. BingoDont forget that every Thursday at 7 p.m. you can enjoy a game of Bingo with all your friends here at Cherrywood. Cash prizes are awarded and theres no limit on the fun and excitement. Bring your snacks and drinks and come out and enjoy.Plastic ModelsRecently an anonymous donor gave a large collection of plastic model planes; ships; vehicles and tanks to the Cherrywood Veterans Club. We were able to sell these items at a nice profit for the club. The veterans are very grateful for the support they received from our friends and neighbors and from Rob at Robs Hobby Shop and from Duane who is the president of the local Plastic Modeling Society Chapter. Spotlight on ExcellenceEach week we feature a couple of individual who has an interesting past; a promising future or who has made a significant contribution to the quality of life here at Cherrywood. This week we feature Quirino (Gugie) and Aprile Guglielmi. You have seen Gugie and Aprile at lots of the events here at Cherrywood. Both are high energy individuals who take part and contribute to the active life style of Cherrywood by being a part of many various groups Aprile is an accomplished crochet enthusiast as well as a very gifted artist. She is an active member of our CERT team; Songbirds singing group; and even taught crochet at the Marion County Jail for a year to the young female inmates. Gugie, Apriles husband, is an avid tennis player; enjoys co-ed pool; plays ping pong; likes bowling and rides his bike constantly. Both Aprile and Gugie had interesting and but very different backgrounds as they were growing up. Aprile was born in Connecticut, the older of two children. Her brother Tim-Friday, November 23, 2012 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com www.smcitizen.com 8~ Friday, November 23, 2012 Sometimes the calendar can be a little bit unfair with its listing of dates, holidays and remembrances. Take this week, for instance. Thursday was Nov. 22. Because it was the fourth Thursday in November, it was Thanksgiving Day in the United States, the earliest date it can be. It was a day for giving thanks for all that we have in this great nation, whether you agree with everything that is going on or not. Remember, in a lot of places you wouldnt have the right to disagree publicly with your government leaders. The U.S. is one of those great places in the world where you can speak your mind, within reason, of course. But Nov. 22 was also the anniversary of one of the tragedies of our lifetime. It has been 49 years since President John F. Kennedy was assassinated while riding in a motorcade in Dallas. There are certain events, usually tragedies, that make us recall where we were at the moment they occurred. For those who are older, and the numbers are dwindling, the upcoming remembrance of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, is one of those dates. For many adults, that Nov. 22, 1963, date is another. And of course, for almost all adults now alive, Sept. 11, 2001 will live on for many, many years. Of course, those of us who were of a reasonably young age in 1963 had studied the history of the presidents, and the 20-year jinx. We had heard of assassinations of a president. But Kennedy? He was relatively young, full of energy, gave an impassioned inaugural address and was like a perpetual pep talk for the nation. No one even remotely expected that an assassins bullet would cut short his term in the White House. There are certain aspects of history that Ive followed very closely, and the Kennedy and 9/11 tragedies are the main ones. Trouble is, all the shows on television about these events are repeats, and Ive seen all of them several times. I go through the Internet looking to learn new things about these happenings, but its getting harder and harder. This week, though, Thanksgiving trumps all the bad memories. Its a time to look up to the heavens and be thankful for what we have. Its also a time when many people unselfishly help others who may be a little down on their luck. So all of us here at the West Marion Messenger and South Marion Citizen wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving, and we know many of you will read this Wednesday or Thursday, although the paper is dated Friday. Hope you enjoyed the turkey, the subsequent nap, the football, and family and friends. And hopefully you didnt forget the reason for the holiday. * I mentioned the 20-year jinx, and there may be some who dont know what that is. Bascially, presidents elected in years ending in between 1840 and 1960 all died in office. That includes William Henry Harrison elected in 1840, Abraham Lincoln (1860), James A. Garfield (1880), William McKinley (1900), Warren G. Harding (1920), Franklin D. Roosevelt (1940) and John F. Kennedy (1960). Ronald Reagan was elected in 1980, and survived an assassination attempt, breaking the string. George W. Bush was elected in 2000, and despite Al Qaidas best efforts, survived Sept. 11. The big question: Who will dare run in 2020?Jim Clark is the editor of the South Marion Citizen. 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 month. 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. Black Friday has arrived, although this year for many retailers it started on Turkey Thursday. It was kind of heartening to see a couple of stories in the past week that focused on stores that are opening early. One involved the store that is the target of many Americans, Walmart. There were a lot of reports that Walmart employees were going to strike because of the early opening that would take them away from their families. At this writing, we dont know if that came to fruition or not. The other involved Target, which was targeted (pun intended) by, of all people, some of its shareholders, who felt the stores were opening too early and disrupting the families of employees. Of course, there are those people who have to work on Thanksgiving. There are the obvious service personnel, police, fire, rescue, hospital, etc. But there are others. If you run out of milk on Thanksgiving and cruise around to find an open convenience store, if youre successful it wouldnt have hurt to thank the clerk for being there when you have to get something. All shoppers like bargains, although some go overboard in getting in position to get them. On television last weekend, we saw some people somewhere in Florida, not sure where, who were lined up outside a Best Buy on Sunday. Thats four days before the sales were to start. What type of person thinks that its worth it to lose four days out of your life to save a few bucks? Dont answer that. We think we know some of them. Its a shame, though, that what should be a day of thankful reflection has turned into a race to see which store can open first and attract the most customers. Take time today to visit your local retailers, you know, the ones owned by your friends and neighbors. Avoid the mayhem at the big box discount stores, and put money in the pockets of those who really care about you. You and your community will be better off. S UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Are the workers getting fed up? Day of thanks, and day of memories LETTERS TO THE EDITOR EDITORS NOTE: A reminder, writers are limited to one letter per month.Play ball!As a long time baseball and Yankee fan, I was pleased to read about the possible move of the Class A Tampa Yankees to Ocala. A release from the Yankees reported that the team draws about 1,600 fans per game in Tampa. Because the baseball possibilities of Ocala are untapped, residents of Marion County currently have to head south if they want to attend Minor League ball games. A move of the Tampa Yanks to Ocala would allow fans of many Major League teams to see the young players in the farm systems of their favorite teams. Im all for it! Barry Davis OcalaCurrent eventsMany Americans voted for John McCain in his 2008 presidential bid. They agreed to support the winner, Barack Obama, for the good of America. After all, Obama was young, fresh, and energetic. He promised hope and change to America ... which he never gave us. Then, Obama made a promise in 2012 of a vision of America and won a second term. He won the election but lost the support of the Americans who voted for McCain in 2008. They simply dont have any faith in Obamas promises, his abilities, or his policies. Now there is a deep-divide in America. So, besides a deeply divided nation, what other priorities will Obama immediately have to deal with? A fiscal-cliff (continuing/terminating tax-cuts, enacting debtceiling spending cuts, etc.) looms at year end 2012. It will force Obama to cross the Congressional isle to embrace Republicans in an effort to negotiate a Jim Clark Editor GUEST COLUMN BY ROB SCHWARZWALDER AND CATHY RUSE, J.D. Among the reactions to the Nov. 6 elections, the most common among conservatives might be shock. That very fact might indicate that too many of us have been living in an echo chamber, reassuring each other about our mutually-held convictions without listening to those who are, at best, ambivalent about conservativism. For example, Mitt Romneys message of economic freedom, utterly persuasive to the conservative ear, was unconvincing to members of a powerful new demographic who cast their votes overwhelming for Barack Obama: single women. For the first time in our nations history there are more unmarried than married women, a demographic change with potentially profound political consequences. Whether never married, divorced or widowed, whether childless or single moms, what the new majority of American women face is the prospect of an uncertain future, alone. Do they long for the security Big Government promises? Recall The Life of Julia, the politi-cartoon created by the Obama campaign depicting a woman dependent on government programs at every stage of her life, from womb to tomb. How offensive to women, conservatives thought; what a turn-off! We could not have been more wrong. It did not offend the millions of single women who voted for Obama. In fact, it may have been actually appealing. A 71year-old single woman interviewed on NPR said she voted for Obama because his policies made her feel more secure. In exit polls, Obama won the cares about us contest hands down. It is time to face the possibility that we are surrounded by Julias who regard a life of federal intervention as a pretty good deal. Government programs and institutions are inefficient at best, dangerously intrusive and soulkilling at worst (with some exceptions, of course). This is the perspective of the conservative. Yet those who have relied extensively on these programs will naturally be more sympathetic. If your family received food stamps, if you went to college on a Pell Grant or ROTC scholarship, obtained career training while serving in the military, went to work in any kind of government office (local, state or federal), saw your parents getting Medicare and Social Security, it will be difficult to make you a Big Government skeptic. Tens of millions of Americans have this perspective, as do more every day. Conservatives know this is part of the strategy of the political Left: get people dependent on government and you will get their votes. But did we know how well it was working? Mitt Romney vowed to reduce the size of government and our conservative hearts were cheered, but were even those anodyne words heard as an attack on the government programs embraced by many? Conservatives cant become bitter toward those Americans who dont agree with us. In this time of growing economic and international peril, people gravitated toward that which made them feel safer. President Obama made the stronger case (with the free and energetic help of the Fourth Estate) for a large, embracing, compassionate government. He persuaded enough people and won the office, but no one should think he has united America around his troubling vision. In his provocative pre-election column, Michael Barone spoke of Two Americas who no longer share a culture. 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Friday, November 23, 2012 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 22~ Friday, November 23, 2012 www.smcitizen.com ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your work on a recent job assignment is impressive and is sure to be noticed. Meanwhile, expect to receive news about an upcoming holiday event you wont want to miss. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Saving the world one person at a time is what you were born to do. So accept it when people ask you for help, especially during the holiday season. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Now that youve resolved all doubts about an important decision, you can surprise a lot of people by defending your stand with your strong and wellreasoned arguments. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) The holiday mood stirs your need to nurture everyone from the family cat to great-grandma. But dont overdo it, especially with teens, who like to feel grown up. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Enjoy basking in the warm love of family and close friends. But dont fall into a prolonged catnap yet. Theres still much to do before you can put up your paws and relax. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Avoid pushing others to work as hard as you do on a common project. Instead, encourage them to do their best, and they might well reward you with a pleasant surprise. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Like the sensible Libra you are, you no doubt started your holiday shopping already. But be careful to keep within your budget. Shop around for the best buys. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Love and friendship remain strong in your aspect over the next several days. This is a good time to develop new relationships and strengthen old ones. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) A beloved family member has news that will brighten your holidays. Also expect to hear from friends who had long since moved out of your life. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Family and friends are in for a surprise when you accept the need to make a change without being talked into it. (Bet it surprised you, too didnt it?) AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Restoring an old friendship might not be as easy as you hoped. You might want to explore the reasons for your former buddys reluctance to cooperate. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Your party-going activities pick up as the holiday season takes off. Enjoy your plunge into the social swim as you make new friends and renew old friendships. BORN THIS WEEK: You are caring and considerate two wonderful attributes that endear you to people of all ages. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. Erronius A doddering old man, Senex and Dominas neighbor. Baritone. Prologus An actor. Baritone. The Courtesans The six courtesans of the House of Lycus: Tintinabula, Panacea, Vibrata, Gymnasia, and the Geminae twins. Various vocal ranges. Burlesque-style specialty dancers, sexy and scantily clad. The Proteans Three omnipresent clowns. Various vocal ranges. Three Stooges types who appear in a number of roles as extras in many scenes. Copies of the script are available at the Theatre and may be checked out with a $10 refundable deposit. Newcomers and veterans are welcome and encouraged to audition. Please prepare a short musical selection, one minute maximum, to audition with. Either a ballad or an uptempo song is acceptable. You may bring sheet music, as an accompanist will be provided, but feel free to bring a CD (without vocals) or your own accompanist. Those auditioning should come prepared to dance, wearing loose clothing and appropriate shoes (no sandals). If you are unable to attend the scheduled auditions, please contact the Theatre to make a separate appointment. Rehearsals begin Monday, Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. and are generally held Monday through Friday from 7-10 p.m. at the Theatre. There will be nights off from rehearsal for Christmas and New Years, to be determined by the availability of the cast. Please bring to auditions a list of potential conflicts with rehearsals. There will be 21 public performances of A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum from Feb. 7 March 3. For more information, call the box office at 352236-2274 or go to www.ocalacivictheatre.com. A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum is directed by Michael Edwards, who directed The Sound of Music and Arsenic and Old Lace in 2000 at Ocala Civic Theatre. Michael has more than 45 years of experience as a professional actor and director. A graduate of the famed Pasadena Playhouse College of Theatre Arts, he recently received the Alumni Association Gilmor Brown Award for Lifetime Achievement in Theatre. He has directed for Flat Rock Playhouse, Charlotte Rep, Riverside Theatre, Winter Park Playhouse, and Orlando Theatre Project, as well as many dinner theatres and community theatres. As an actor he has appeared across the country in regional theatres, summer stock, small professional theatres, and dinner theatres, as well as television and film appearances. Michael has appeared and/or directed five previous productions of A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum. Music director for A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum will be Ryan Pagels, and choreographer will be Debbie McCreight. The Ocala Civic Theatre is located at 4337 E. Silver Springs Blvd. (East State Road 40) in the Appleton Cultural Center. The theatre produces more than 12 fully staged, professional-quality live performances each season and also hosts touring companies. The Ocala Civic Theatre is volunteer-based and is one of the largest community theatres in the state, serving almost 70,000 Marion, Citrus and Lake County residents each season. FORUMCONTINUED FROM PAGE 6 Stirrups n Strides plans a Good Ole Country Hoedown and Auction on Dec. 1. The Country Hoedown will feature: great food, Silent and Chinese auction featuring themed baskets, 50/50 raffle and live music by Catherine Sears, Deby Kelley and Darren Rhodes, Ainsley Wyatt, Gail Carson and Atila Dudash. Special tribute to Loretta Lynn and Patsy Cline by Patsy Clines cousin. Stirrups n Strides Therapeutic Riding Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides therapeutic horseback riding and carriage driving to people with disabilities Tickets are $25 for adults & $20 for children under 12. For more information and to purchase tickets, please call: Stirrups n Strides at: 352-427-3569 or Elaine Richter at 352-620-5236. 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Sunday, Dec. 2 Master Choir Christmas concertThe Central Florida Master Choir, conducted by Dr. Harold W. McSwain, Jr., will perform a Christmas concert on Sunday, Dec. 2, at 3 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 1126 E. Silver Springs Blvd. (which is SR 40) diagonally across the street from the old Ritz Hotel in Ocala. The program, titled A Beautiful Christmas, will include the Benjamin Brittens Ceremony of Carols and Christmas music by Alfred Burt and Irving Berlin and others. Admission to the concert is free but an offering will be taken to benefit the Tuesday Morning Outreach Ministry to help the homeless, jobless, and others in need. For further information about the concert, call 352537-0207.Youth Symphony Concert setThe Ocala Youth Symphony will present its Christmas concert, at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2 at West Port High School Auditorium, 3733 S.W. 80th Ave., Ocala The Ocala Youth Symphony is composed of amazing musicians raging in age from 8 to 18 and serves the education and professional development of young musicians from the Ocala/Marion County and surrounding areas. All concerts are free and open to the public. For information call 352-873-6738.Monday, Dec. 3 Retired registered nurses to meetThe Citrus Marion Chapter of the Florida Registered Nurses Retired (RNR) will meet at the West Marion Medical Bldg. Room 240 on Monday, Dec. 3 for our annual Christmas Party. The entertainment will be the Act 4 Civic Theater Group and the charity will be the Salvation Army of both Citrus and Marion County and a cash donation is requested. RNs wishing to attend should call Gladys at 352-854-2677 or Mary Jane at 352-726-6882 by Tuesday Nov. 27.Wednesday, Dec. 5 Annual Candle Lighting MemorialLight a candle for your child you lost too soon. Join together in honoring the memory of all our children on Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m., in the Community Center room of Blessed Trinity Catholic Church on Southeast 17th Street. Family and friends are invited. Candles are provided. Beverly Brown, guest speaker, will reach out to us and share her first-hand losses and will inform you of her Life Steps Grief Program. She published a book God Speaks. Music, poems, share snacks, drinks provided. Bring picture of your child to display and any mementos and dish to share. For information call Jane at 352-528-9262, Betty 352245-4798, Bill 352-522-0768 or Linda, 352-693-3244. Donations accepted.Thursday, Dec. 6 WOW singles to meetWOW Singles will meet at the following locations. No dues. Please call after 10 a.m. at 352-237-5842 or 352-8619487 for more info. Dec. 6, 12:30 p.m., Blancas Caf, 5000 N. U.S. Highway 27 in Ocala Palms. Dec. 20, 12:30 p.m., Arthurs in the Hilton Hotel, 3600 S.W. 36th Ave.Saturday, Dec. 8 Holiday cookie walk at churchJoin the cookie walk and select from dozens of delicious cookies, including sugar free and gluten free. Stock up for your holiday guests; a great holiday gift. Saturday, Dec. 8 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 7171 S.W. State Road 200. Scandinavian Club of Marion County:The Scandinavian Club of Marion County invites people of Danish, Finish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish decent to join us at our next meeting on Dec. 8. We will meet at 11:30 a.m. at the Ocala Hilton, 3600 S.W. 36th Ave. in Ocala. The menu will be apple stuffed pork loin with mashed potatoes, salad, coffee and dessert. Please bring a toy for Toys for Tots and canned goods for Interfaith. Very special entertainment will be provided by Entertainer Bob Mace on the accordion. The cost is $16 per person. Reservations and payment must be made in advance. Payment must be received by Wednesday the 5th of December. Checks to be made out to Don Clauson and mailed to Don Clauson, 5901 S.W. 86th Place, Ocala, FL 34476. For further details call Jim Neate 352-6871580, Don Clauson 352-861-1235 or Terry Rasmussen 352347-8362.Friday, Dec. 14 Symphony, Youth Symphony concertFor a holiday treat, join the Ocala Symphony Orchestra and the Ocala Youth Symphony at 7 p.m. on Dec. 14 on the downtown square. The Ocala Youth Symphony is composed of amazing young musicians ranging in age from 8 to 18 .You wont want to miss this opportunity to see our Ocala/Marion County youth perform with the Ocala Symphony Orchestra. All Ocala Youth Symphony concerts are free and open to the public. For information call 352-873-6738.Sunday, Dec. 16 Maranatha presents musicalThe Maranatha Baptist Church Choir in Marion Oaks will present a musical Worthy of Worship Celebration of Christmas under the direction of Joyce Warner, and co-directors, Shirley Roberts and Mary Walker, on Sunday, Dec. 16, at 10:45 a.m. All are invited to come and celebrate this special time of year with us. Friday, November 23, 2012 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com 6~ Friday, November 23, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Theres something for everyone a comedy tonight! Open auditions for Ocala Civic Theatres production of A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum will be held on Monday, Dec. 10 and Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. Set in ancient Rome, A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum is a salute to burlesque, featuring bawdy humor and broad physical comedy. The wide range of music includes ballads, patter songs, and novelty numbers. Actors frequently break the fourth wall and communicate directly with the audience. The show is full of farcical elements: wild plot twists, mistaken identities, slamming doors, and zany chase sequences. This unforgettable, hysterical musical allows a terrific ensemble of comic actors to shine. Actors, singers, and dancers 16 and older are invited to audition. The cast consists of 13 singing/speaking roles and six courtesans. This is a highly physical show; all cast members need to be able to run and race about while singing and dancing. Roles available are: Pseudolus Playful ringmaster of the show, slave to Hero, crafty yet lovable. Baritone. Comic song-anddance man. Hero The handsome, innocent young master, in love with Philia. Tenor. Comic song-and-dance man. Philia The lovely-but-vacant courtesan next door, sweet and innocent. Soprano. Senex Heros father, the aging master of the house. Baritone. Comic song-and-dance man. Domina Senexs overbearing, domineering wife. Mezzo soprano. Hysterium Pseudolus hapless fellow slave to Senex and Domina. Tenor. 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Thursday, Nov. 29 Arnette to hold open houseArnette House has completed a $150,000 renovation of its 24-hour emergency youth shelter. This renovation has created a more homelike and environmentally friendly setting for the youth. Arnette House will host an open house Thursday, Nov. 29, from 1 to 4 p.m. with a ribbon cutting at 1:30 p.m. by the Ocala/Marion County Chamber & Economic Partnership. Facility tours will be provided throughout the duration of the event to inform and educate the community about residential and non-residential counseling programs offered by Arnettes dedicated staff. Join us at Arnette House, 2310 N.E. 24th St. For information on Arnette House and its many programs available to the community, e-mail Adam Copenhaver, Community Development Coordinator, acopenhaver@arnettehouse.org, please visit www.arnettehouse.org or call 352-622-4432 ext 231. Saturday, Dec. 1 Chess Club to meetThe chess club that formed at the Freedom Public Library meets the first Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grab your board and chess pieces and come on down. Interested persons are invited to attend for a rousing game of chess. Its your move! For more information, call Ron at 352873-2276.Book sale to benefit Sheltering HandsA mega book sale to benefit Sheltering Hands Rescue will be held Saturday, Dec. 1 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Winn-Dixie, 8445 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. For information call 352-291-1962.Spruce Creek Preserve art, craft fairAn art and craft fair will be held at Spruce Creek Preserve on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Preserve is on State Road 200, three miles southwest of County Road 484 (Gatehouse entrance). Admission is free. There will be a free craft drawing every 30 minutes, a bake sale, and lunch will be available.Kingdom of the Sun band concertJoin the Kingdom of the Sun Concert Band for its December concert series A Christmas Wish on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 2 p.m. or Sunday, Dec. 2 at 3 p.m. at the Marion Technical Institute (MTI), 1614 S.E. Fort King St., Ocala. Musical selections include Christmas Festival; Sleigh Ride; Russian Christmas Music; Grown Up Christmas Wish; Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas; a Christmas sing-along and others. All performances are free and open to the public. Donations are accepted. Non-perishable food items will be collected at both performances for Vets Helping Vets. For more information, call 624-9291 or visit our website at http://kingdomofthesunband.org.Christmas luncheon at Joy LutheranThe annual LMM/WELCA, combined women and mens, Christmas Luncheon at Joy Lutheran Church is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 1 at 11 a.m. Special entertainment will include Gerri Smith, of the Living Word Ministry, Tavares, and Michigan City, Indiana, who will present a biblical portrayal of Mrs. Noah. Mrs. Smith is a dramatic story-teller who presents a unique insight into the lives and times of many Biblical characters. Information about Gerri Smith can be obtained by calling the Joy Lutheran Church office at 352-854-4509.Sunday, Dec. 2 Cuvee hosts Hospice benefitIn celebration of the holidays, experience fine wine and elegant cuisine at Cuve Wine and Bistro on Sunday, Dec. 2 from 6 to 9 p.m. to benefit Hospice of Marion County. Cuve is at 2237 S.W. 19th Ave. Road, Ocala. This black-tie optional gala will feature distinctive gourmet food stations, champagne sangria and other assorted wines. Discover delect.ble wines from all over the world. Entertainment includes music by a classical guitarist and silent auction. Limited reservations available for this elegant event benefiting Hospice of Marion Countys Childrens Program. Donation is $125 per person. Tickets available at Cuve and Hospice of Marion County. For more information, call 352-854-5218.Friday, November 23, 2012 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 24~ Friday, November 23, 2012 www.smcitizen.com othy works in retail management in Phoenix, Arizona. Following her graduation from high school, Aprile attended Saint Marys School of Nursing, getting her degree. A friend and previous graduate of the same school had moved to Miami and urged her and some of her girl friends to come down for employment reasons. Making the bold move with some friends, Aprile jumped at the chance to go to work in a warm and sunny climate. Keep in mind that this was back in the mid sixties. Being a young woman and moving out of state away from family to take a job in a strange place demanded a great deal of courage and confidence as it was not an easy step to take. After arriving in Miami, Aprile continued her education at Miami-Dade Community College and worked her way up to Head Nurse at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Later she became the administrator at the University of Miami Hospital During these years Aprile married and had four children; Dawn, Heather, Scott and Lorelei. Things did not work out between her and her husband so in another act of courage, Aprile moved four teenagers back to her home town of Wethersfield, Connecticut, to be closer to family. Not one to rest on her laurels, Aprile started the first Hospice program while living in Connecticut and co-authored the book, Comprehensive Guide to Hospice Care with a friend, Donna L. Pereira. That was back in 1997 and the book was designed in such a way that new pages could be added as the information became available. Gugies younger years were much different than Apriles in that he was born in Italy during the years just prior to the Second World War. His small town outside of Rome; Sulmona Abhruzzi was a rail head and power plant for the war effort. Allied bombs took out those targets and as a result, his brother Enrico was killed. Because his father had died when Gugie was a young child, following the war, he and his mother joined his brothers in Canada. Work was hard to find for young men in those days and Canada offered great opportunity. Gugie took work at Union Carbide in Welland, Ontario. Again because of work opportunities, Gugie moved to Connecticut and there he met his first wife. They had three children; Francesca, Tony and Maryann. He supported them all as a machinist and metal worker working two and three jobs at a time. In his spare time, Gugie began forming a soccer team. On Sundays he would be out chalking the field; putting up nets and gathering young people from Hartford College to take part in the sport he loved. This hobby soon became an obsession and evolved into his ownership of the Hartford United semi-professional soccer team. They were part of the Connecticut Soccer League. Gugies first wife took ill and later went into hospice care where she passed away. It was in the hospice environment that Gugie and Aprile first became acquainted. Needing help with the family, Gugie offered Aprile money to help out. Laughingly she now states, I should have taken it! but in those days she politely refused any compensation. A year and a half later, Gugie and Aprile united their lives and families when they got married. After 28 years of marriage they share the mutual joy of not only their seven children but 16 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Wanting to escape the cold and ice of the north and based on Apriles experiences of living in Florida, it was a natural that they would retire down here. They traveled all over the state on several visits. Finally, they had some friends that urged them to come and live here at Cherrywood. Looking over the property, they found an active community that fit their lifestyle and they bought their home. Both Aprile and Gugie have quick and easy smiles, a great sense of humor and a love for the people and opportunities here at Cherrywood. They enjoy the respect of all who know them.From your reporterIf you have a comment or suggestion for items you would like to see in the Cherrywood Section of the Citizen, please feel free to contact me at urperssec@yahoo.com. I am always happy to hear from you, the reader. 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Saturday, Nov. 24 Taylors to sing at College Road BaptistThe second concert in College Road Baptist Churchs Winter Concert Series will be on Saturday, Nov. 24 at 7 p.m. There is no charge for this concert but a love offering will be received. Performing will be The Taylors. They have had six radio singles to chart in the Singing News Top 80 Gospel Chart, two singles in the Top 40, and one single in the Top 20. The Taylors are a family quartet from the heart of North Carolina. Jonathan, Suzanne, Christopher, and Lindsey are dedicated to stirring up the faith of the Christian community, as well as reaching others with the good news of Jesus Christ through Gospel music. The Taylors are currently performing over 200 dates a year across the United States, including several mission-oriented trips abroad. College Road Baptist Church is at 5010 S.W. College Road, Ocala (1.7 miles west of Interstate75 on State Road 200).Fundraiser bingo by VFW ladiesThe Ladies Auxiliary to the Angela S. Santos VFW Post 4781 is having a fundraiser bingo on Saturday, Nov. 24. The doors open at 10:30 a.m. For a $20 donation you will receive the following: A $25 Bingo Pack and one (1) Special Winner Take-All Ticket. This, also, includes a hot dog, soda, cake, and coffee. We suggest you buy your tickets ASAP as this should be an early sellout. Contact Regina Ballman at 352-873-3631 or Sheryl Browne at 352-854-5787. Join us, along with your guests and friends for an enjoyable holiday Saturday. All proceeds from this event will be used to fund various activities for our veterans and other charities. Sunday, Nov. 25 Jimmy Strickland in ConcertEnjoy a musical treat as Jimmy Strickland performs your favorite Gospel Songs when he presents his free Southern Gospel Concert, 5 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.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.Monday, Nov. 26 40 & 8 to meetThe regular monthly meeting of the 40 & 8 will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 26, 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 light refreshments with fellow veterans. For more information phone Ben at 352-854-0272 or Zack at 352-873-4841. Tuesday, Nov. 27 WMBA to meetThe next general meeting of the West Marion Business Association will be Tuesday, Nov. 27, at the Southwest District Sheriffs office on State Road 200 at 5:30 p.m. The group is looking for someone to volunteer and fill the vacant seats that are open on the board at the end of the year. A membership chair is being sought. Call Lucy Hutchinson at 352-207-8660 for more information.Breast cancer survivors to meetThe 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 235 (Multipurpose Room) at 1 p.m. The meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 27, will include a presentation by Nancy Spano from Ocala Oncology. She will speak on Chemo Brain/Brain Fuzz. This information will be informative and enlightening for those on this Breast Cancer Journey. There will also be a pot luck luncheon at noon prior to our meeting. Bring a dish and join us. If you have any questions, please contact Gail Tirpak at 352-291-6904.Wednesday, Nov. 28 Marion Oaks Community BingoDo you like to have fun with friends? Do you like to win money? Then you need to come to the Marion Oaks Community Bingo on Wednesday nights at the Community Center. Card sales open at 6:15 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. For as little as $8, you can enjoy over two hours of funfilled games with fellow bingo lovers! In addition, we offer coffee, snacks and door prize drawings during intermission for your enjoyment. Marion Oaks Community Bingo is overseen by the Marion Oaks Civic Association and is staffed by area volunteers. This is a great opportunity to gather in your community for an inexpensive night out while supporting your civic association. Bring a friend and come to the community center on Wednesday nights for a guaranteed good time! Woman plays Marjorie Kinnan RawlingsOn Wednesday, Nov. 28, Master the Possibilities Education Center presents Karen de Vos in her one-woman play, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings at the Circle Square Cultural Center at 1:30 p.m. This special presentation is free and open to the public. De Vos has performed this well documented and fascinating piece throughout Florida. In the presentation De Vos, as Rawlings, describes her life in Cross Creek, how she became intrigued with her Florida Cracker neighbors, and why she chose to portray them in stories, articles, and poems. Slides, made from the Rawlings collection at the University of Florida in Gainesville, accompany the entire program. Afterward, the audience has an opportunity to ask questions. There will also be a display table that includes a book exhibit and other interesting memorabilia. Circle Square Cultural Center is at 8395 S.W. 80th St., Ocala. Although this is a free event, registration is appreciated. For more information and to register, call 352-854-3699 or visit www.masterthepossibilites.com. Doors to the Cultural Center will open at 1 p.m.Friday, November 23, 2012 ~ 25 www.smcitizen.com 4~ Friday, November 23, 2012 www.smcitizen.com This weeks puzzle answers Community calendar SOUTH MARION Citizen The South Marion Citizen is a free community newspaper covering news of communities in southwest Marion County including Oak Run, Pine Run, Palm Cay, On Top of the World, Kingsland Country Estates, Countryside Farms, Marion Landing, Majestic Oaks, Hidden Lake, Woods and Meadows Estates, Paddock Farms, Saddle Oak Club, Deer Creek, Cherrywood Estates, Hardwood Trails, Candler Hills, Country Oaks, and Harvest Meadows, among others. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Citizen: If your community is listed above and the Citizen is not delivered to your home and you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 200 Corridor, call 854-3986CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481 EditorJim Clark Circulation Barbara Jaggers Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean and Susie Mirabile General Manager John Provost Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Deadline for classified ads :Deadline for display advertising : Tuesday 4 p.m. before publicationMonday 5 p.m. before publication READER SERVICES I want to get news in the Citizen.Call editor Jim Clark at 352-854-3986 or send by e-mail to editor@smcitizen.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Citizenoffice in Kingsland Plaza. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Member of the Community Papers of Florida 000DB02Seasons Gr eetings 8820 SW SR 200352-854-1 1 78Its time to spr uce up for the holidays! Looking for a gift idea for him or her?W e suggest a gift certificate for a haircut, perm, color, manicure, pedicure or massage.ONE SIZE FITS ALL! 000DB8B NO W A ITING CONVENIENTL Y LOCA TED ON US 19 CHILDREN WELCOME! ACCEPTING MEDICAID INCLUDING CHILDRENS CLEANINGS, FILLINGS AND SEALANTS 000DB3I 352-804-0665 Kamil Multan Painting T ile Work Bathroom Renovation Plumbing Carpentry T rim Bushes Cut Lawn Clean Gutters Kitchen Remodeling Screen Repair W i ndow Replacement Power W ashes (Houses & Driveways) RELIABLE HAND Y M AN Fr ee Estimates REDUCED CB 3/2/2 IN GA TED COMMUNITY Stunning home in On T op of the W orld, popular 55+ community Built in 2005 with 2,373 sq. ft. liv area & 10ft. ceilings. Situated on corner lot with lush landscaping. 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Friday, November 23, 2012 ~ 3 www.smcitizen.com 26~ Friday, November 23, 2012 www.smcitizen.com trip when done. Keep a safe distance. Leave yourself enough space from the car in front of you to avoid sudden stops or getting boxed in. Watch for reckless drivers. Be more vigilant than usual, avoid confrontations and always aim to protect yourself, your passengers and your vehicle first. Dont overload. Observe the maximum weight specified by your car manufacturer and ensure all packed goods are properly secured inside the vehicle. For more information and tips, contact the Marion County Office of the County Engineer at 352671-8686. DRIVINGCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 THE PANTHER By Nelson DeMille In his latest thriller, The Panther, DeMilles wisecracking NYPD detective John Corey and his FBI agent wife Kate Mayfield are back. Both are being posted to Sanaa, Yemen, a place Corey refers to irreverently: If the world had an anus it would be located in Yemen. It is also the most dangerous place in the world. The bribe to entice the couple to take such a lethal assignment is that once they get back they can write their own ticket. Their boss, FBI agent in charge Tom Walsh should have been addedif they get back. Its 2004 and the world is still reeling from 9/11 and the previous attack on the USS Cole in Aden harbor. The Coreys mission is to bring to justice the mastermind of the Cole attack, a terrorist known as the Panther. From the outset, despite his humorous, sarcastic asides, Corey has misgiving about the mission. Why were he and Kate selected to work with myriad intelligence agencies including the CIA? In time he suspects hidden agendas, one of them frightening: Why, you ask, would the CIA want to get even with me or Kate? Well, once upon a time Kate and I had inadvertently screwed up a major CIA planOperation Wild Firethat, if it had been successful would have turned Sanaa and other Islamic cities into nuclear ash. The plan was clever, diabolical, illegal, and very dangerous to human life on earth. Other than that, it Today, the day after Thanksgiving, is called Black Friday when many vendors want to get out of the red and into the black. They hope the recession will really end with a frenzied activity of shoppers at many different stores, starting from early morning to late in the day. The Black Friday tradition was actually started by the pilgrims when they celebrated by getting in their boat and cruising up and down the coastline in what has come to be called The After Thanksgiving Day Sail. Carrying on this tradition, Pun Alley gives you some two-bit puns and bargain basement stories.Divorced BarbieA man walked into a store to buy a Barbie doll Christmas present for his daughter. He asked the clerk, How much is that Barbie in the window? The clerk responded, Which Barbie? We have Barbie Goes to the Gym for $39.95, Barbie Goes to the Ball for $39.95, Barbie Goes Shopping for $39.95, and Divorced Barbie for $395.00. The guy asked, Why is Divorced Barbie different from all the others? Thats obvious, the clerk stated, Divorced Barbie comes with Kens house, Kens car, Kens boat, and Kens furniture.Remote controlCash, check or charge? the clerk asked after folding items the woman wished to purchase. As she fumbled for her wallet the clerk noticed a remote control for a television set in her purse. Do you always carry your TV remote? the clerk asked. No, she replied. But my husband refused to come shopping with me, so I figured this was the most evil thing I could do to him.Knockout timeThe small exclusive store had advertised heavily for its Black Friday sale. A long line in front of the store had formed by 7:30, the stores opening time. A small man pushed his way to the front of the line, only to be pushed back, amid loud and colorful curses. On the mans second attempt, he was knocked around a bit and then pushed to the end of the line again. As he got up the second time, he yelled, That does it! If they push me one more time, I wont open the store!Five and tenEven time has no meaning at all to a lot of women shoppers on Black Friday. The wife left early in the morning and announced to her husband, Im going shopping. Ill be back in about $1750. or so. The teenager approached the sales clerk in the dress shop with a large bag. My mother likes this outfit. May I exchange it? On Black Friday only in America do people trample others just for a sale exactly one day after they were gave thanks for what they already have. Could I try on that dress in the window? a woman asked the shopkeeper. Certainly, he replied, but Id prefer that you use the dressing room. Biology is the study of shopping habits. This hat, she explained to her husband, cost me nothing. It was marked down from $20 to $10, so I bought it with the $10 I saved. My wife loves bargains. What a great shopper. One time she went out window shopping and came home with seven windows. Nowadays if someone pays in cash you get suspicious; you figure his credit is no good. People are funny; they spend money they dont have to buy things they dont need to impress people they dont like. Why does Christmas always come when the stores are most crowded? If she used her library card the way she uses her credit cards shed be the most brilliant woman in America. Flea marketAntiques enthusiast Mary spent her free time haunting second-hand stores and flea markets where she might find a valuable antique of some sort. Buried in the back of a thrift shop Mary found a small old-fashioned kerosene lamp. She was sure it was worth considerably more than the dollar on the price tag. Unfortunately, though, her newest find was infested with small albino insects that had jumped from the stores cat. She bought it all the same, though. Now Mary had a little lamp. Its fleas were white as snow.Be carefulThe Burglars Association of Marion County have asked me to announce that there are just 32 more shoplifting days till Christmas. Here are two-bit puns and bargain basement stories PUN ALLEY D FDick Frank Far too many pages to turn BOOK MARK P WPat Wellington was a good plan. Actually, it wasnt. But wife Kate isnt buying her husbands paranoid concern and the mission continues at full speed. The action is fastpaced and the dialogue is sharp and witty. Corey, the first-person narrator, maintains a curious detachment even at the height of mayhem. The plot is taut and believable and goes beyond the characters to issues such as the War on Terror itself, allies and enemies and the difficulty in distinguishing between the two. Although I would certainly characterize The Panther as a page turner, I will add that there are entirely too many pages to turn. At 600+ pages the book needed some serious editing that it didnt get. AARP Driver SafetyTelephone Coordinator needed to work at home to retrieve messages from the AARP Driver Safety toll free message line. Telephone coordinator will select an appropriate driver safety class and make a follow up call to the original caller. For additional information contact Paul Halman at 352-533-7626.Marion County Literacy CouncilReading tutors are needed for outreach program at the county jail. Tutoring in the jail is a unique experience, but it is also a very rewarding one. You could have a huge impact by working with individuals and giving them the tools they need to not wind up back in the jail again. For additional information contact Dmitriy at 352-690-7323.Marion County Public LibraryThe Friends of the Library need volunteers to assist in the Book Market bookstore Mondays and Tuesdays at the E. Silver Spring Blvd location from 10 a.m. 2 p.m. For additional information contact Pat Anderson at 352-5988218.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 predetermined 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 ChurchFirst UMC is seeking volunteers to assist with sorting and distributing clothing, bath and personal products, and meal assistants. Please contact Evelyn McRae at 352633-4344.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 All dinners are open to the public in the dining hall Saturday breakfast is canceled for Saturday, Nov. 24, only, due to an LAVFW event. The 8 to 10 a.m. scheduled time will resume the following week. The Mens Auxiliary will serve their shrimp and wing baskets with cole slaw and fries on Friday, Dec. 7, from 4 to 6 p.m. The dinner will resume in January. A taco buffet sponsored by the Mens Auxiliary will be heldon Friday, Nov. 30, from 4 to 6 p.m. The buffet includes beef or chicken tcos with hard or soft shells and all the trimmings. Donation is $7. The fish fry, held on the second and fourth Friday, will not be serving until Jan. 11. The VFW Post 5781 holiday party will take place on Saturday, Dec. 29. The party includes dinner, dancing and a comedy show. The buffet sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. The buffet includes baked ham, roasted potatoes, mixed vegetables, green salad, rolls and dessert. After the dinner, the comedy show, sponsored by VFW Post 4781, featuring Carol Nelson, Krazy Carol, a recording artist from Sarasota, will take place. The evenings entertainment will also include music and dancing. Tickets for all of the events are $20 per person. There are limited tickets available, pre-sale only, and no tickets will be sold at the door. Tickets can be purchased in the Canteen daily beginning at noon. Bingo is open to the public each Monday and Thursday with early bird specials starting at 11:30 a.m. Lunch is available. Members and guests (non-members must be signed in by a VFW Post 4781 member) Monday Night Bar Baingo is played in the Canteen from 6 to 8 p.m. Food is available. Join us for karaoke on Friday, Nov. 30, from 6 to 10 p.m. with Mr. Entertainment and on Saturday, Nov.24, with Archie. Upcoming events at VFW Post 4781 Check out our website www.smcitizen.com 352-291-1573 FAX 352-291-1574 000D3FP SHIPPING POST T H E Plus Plus Located in Jasmine Plaza 6160 SW State Road 200, #110 Make Your Holiday Easier! 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Workforce Connection CEO Rusty Skinner said that while the total labor force for the region fluctuated slightly in October, the good news is that more people are working. The fact that more people are finding work in a recovering economy is certainly important, Skinner said. And the percentage reduction in the number of unemployed, as well as the fact that this percentage reflects real numbers of people returning to work, is also a continuation of the positive trends that we have seen for the past two months. Skinner credits much of the progress in the region to the continued efforts of economic development and business partners. Skinner points out that in October, 562 employers posted 1,574 jobs with Workforce Connection, representing a 55.5-percent increase in employers over JOBLESSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 the year and a 107 percent spike in job openings. Here is how employment numbers break down for each county: Citrus Countys labor force dropped slightly by 125 over the month to 56,861, the number of employed rose by 281 to 51,645 and those without jobs dropped by 406 to 5,216. One year ago, there were 6,495 unemployed. Levy Countys labor force rose by 60 to 17,132, employment is up by 155 jobs to 15,628 and the number of unemployed fell by 95 to 1,504. In October 2011, there were 1,848 jobless. Marion Countys labor force shrank by 350 to 135,713, while the number of those with jobs increased by 527 to 123,305 and those unemployed dropped by 877 to 12,408. During the same time last year, there were 16,065 without jobs. According to DEO, all 67 counties had declines in their unemployment rate over the year, while 66 counties had declines in their unemployment rates over the month. Among Floridas counties, Marion Countys unemployment rate ranked 14th, Citrus County dropped to 13th, and Levy County dropped to 21st. The Ocala MSA remained the fifth highest among the states 23 MSAs, behind Palm Coast with 11.3 percent, Sebastian-Vero Beach with and Port St. Lucie with 10.2 percent and Lakeland-Winter Haven at 9.2 percent. In October, the Ocala MSAs nonagricultural employment was 93,000, an increase of 1.9 percent or 1,700 jobs over the year. Seven major industries gained jobs over the year, led by education and health services (+700 jobs); leisure and hospitality (+500 jobs each); trade, transportation and utilities, and professional and business services (+300 jobs each); and manufacturing, financial activities, and other services (+100 each). DEOs Rust noted that only two other MSAs also had positive job growth in manufacturing. Since manufacturing is slipping in the rest of the state, thats a pretty good showing for Ocala, Rust said. Two industries that lost jobs over the year were mining, logging, and construction (-200 jobs) and government (-100 jobs). Information remained unchanged over the year. Rebecca Rust, DEOs chief economist, said that among positive signs statewide is that there continues to be a drop in number of job losers those laid off as well as an increase in the number of job leavers, or those who leave jobs voluntarily. Thats certainly positive, I think we can say with some confidence weve seen some improvement, Rust said, adding that there was also an increase in the percentage of new entrants to the job market. Rust cited a number of additional signs of improvement in Floridas economic conditions, including: Floridas unemployment rate was down 1.7 percentage points from the October 2011 rate of 10.2 percent. It was the 23nd consecutive month of overthe-year declines in Floridas unemployment rate. The current unemployment rate was down 2.9 percentage points from the last recession peak rate of 11.4 percent reached in January and February 2010 and was the lowest rate since December 2008. Floridas annual job growth rate has been positive for the past 27 months. Prior to this, the state had been losing jobs for three years. Floridas online job ads were up 11.9 percent over the year. Initial claims for Reemployment Assistance were down 7.3 percent from a year ago. Florida housing starts were up 29.3 percent over the year, reaching a level of 3,529 in September 2012. Florida median home prices were up 7.4 percent over the year. Taxable sales were $26.9 billion in September (preliminary), an increase of 7.4 percent over the year. October tax revenue (seasonally adjusted) was up 5.4 percent compared to a year ago. This marked the 31st straight month of annual increases. Workforce Connection is the local, business-led organization dedicated to connecting qualified workers with local employers in Citrus, Levy and Marion counties through cost-effective, high-quality employment, training and education services in collaboration with business, community, education, economic development and government partners. On average, 36,000 job seekers and 1,500 businesses receive services at no charge each year. To obtain a full copy of the October 2012 unemployment reports or to find out more about Workforce Connections upcoming events and services, visit ww.clmworkforce.com or call 1-800-434-JOBS, ext. 1234. Read the classifieds 000DBML Millennium Hair Salon at our new location 8296 SW 103rd St. Rd. 352-237-3676 Monday Friday 9-5, Saturday 9-4 Walk-Ins Welcome With coupon. Expires 11/29/12 Pedicure $ 18 00 Color, Cut & Style $ 62 00 $ 55 00 With coupon. Expires 11/29/12 With coupon. 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BRIEFS Toys for Tots startsThe annual Toys for Tots drive has started. Beginning Monday, new, unwrapped toys may be dropped off at the South Marion Citizen office, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, during regular busines hours. INDEX Bookmark...........................26 Cherrywood......................20 Classified.............................27 Lend a hand.......................26 Marion Landing................12 Oak Run...............................18 OTOW...................................19 Out to Pastor.....................11 Pun Alley.............................26 Puzzles.................................22CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & BusinessesFRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2012 VOLUME 18 NUMBER 26 www.smcitizen.com28~ Friday, November 23, 2012 www.smcitizen.com PHOTO BY JIM CLARKRinging the bellLinda Jacobs of Joy Lutheran Church, a resident of On Top of the World, was the bell-ringer for the Salvation Army Monday afternoon at Winn Dixie. She received a donation from Don Herold of Pine Run. Bellringers are still needed. See Lend a Hand column on Page 26. PHOTO BY DIANE BRESSMarion Landing CraftersMarion Landing Charity Crafters, from left, Noella Salas, Olga Mehinovich, Ann Ferran, Laura Jesse, Pat Wurst, and Evelyn Olsen (not shown) with this years donation to The Salvation Army. They also donated to Ocala Oaks. Column starts on Page 12. The Florida Department of Health (DOH) Monday confirmed one additional case of fungal meningitis associated with contaminated lots of methylprednisolone acetate from the New England Compounding Center (NECC). A 56-year-old man who received treatment at the Florida Pain Clinic in Marion County is the states newest case, bringing the total to 24 cases, including three deaths. We continue to work closely with health care practitioners to ensure timely detection, proper follow-up and support to each patient who may have received contaminated steroid injections. said State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health Dr. John Armstrong. We remain vigilant in our efforts to keep Floridians safe, and urge any individual who received contaminated steroid injections to seek medical attention for any related symptoms. As of Nov. 19, the number of nationwide cases of fungal meningitis related to contaminated steroid injections is 480 with 33 deaths across 19 states. Fungal meningitis is not contagious and cannot be passed from person to person. The signs and symptoms of meningitis related to epidural injections with NECC medications include fever, headache, stiff neck, nausea and vomiting, sensitivity to light, numbness or weakness on one side of the body or other, and altered mental status. DOH and the Department of Professional and Business Regulation will continue to update the websites at http://newsroom.doh.state.fl.us/ or http://www.myfloridalicense.com/ dbpr/. DOH has set up a toll-free hotline at 1-866-523-7339 for those who may have additional questions. The Department works to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida. Another meningitis case found Decorations are popping up in street corners and storefronts, warm family gatherings are just around the corner and many residents in Marion County have started their wish lists for the season. Yes, the holidays are back, and if your plans include a little wishing and a little gifting, make sure to build safe driving into the top of your list by following these handy tips from the Marion County Office of the County Engineer: Inspect your vehicle and have a plan. Before heading out on a trip, ensure your car is working properly. Prepare driving directions and buckle up before starting the car. Obey speed limits. Most rollovers occur at high speeds as a result of sudden steering maneuvers. Avoid distractions. If you must make or answer a phone call or text message, pull over to a rest area and only continue on your County: Put safe driving at top of your wish list PLEASESEEDRIVING, PAGE3 Marion Countys Growth Services department has a new leader. Gregory Stubbs, AICP, 56, started his new post this week as Growth Services director. Stubbs replaces Jimmy Massey, who left the agency in September. Stubbs has more than 20 years of local government growth management experience, including service with Volusia, Lake and Sumter counties and the cities of Minneapolis, Deltona and Baytown, Texas. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in business/interdisciplinary studies from the University of South Carolina and is accredited by the American Institute of Certified Planners. His salary is $91,041. As Growth Services director, Stubbs will be tasked with administering the activities of the departments code enforcement, planning and zoning divisions and applying the Land Development Code and ensuring its consistency with the countys Comprehensive Land Use Plan. He will also be responsible for coordinating and developing community redevelopment areas as needed and assisting with the advancement of the economic development projects, among other activities. Growth Services gets new boss Stubbs Splash pad closedThe splash pad at Citizens Circle has closed for the winter. Citizens Circle is located behind City Hall, 110 S.E. Watula Ave. The splash pad may run as a lighted fountain during other winter special events held at Citizens Circle. The splash pad is expected to reopen for recreational use in April 2013. Jobless rate dropsWorkforce Connections regional unemployment rate dropped to 9.1 percent in October, down 0.7 percent over the month and down 2.6 percent from one year ago. Out of a labor force of 209,706, there were 19,128 jobless, a drop of 1,378 over the month and 5,280 fewer than one year ago. The number of employed in the region in October increased by 963 to 190,578. At the same time, the Ocala/Marion County metropolitan statistical area (MSA) was one of only three metro areas in the state to show job growth in manufacturing. The October 2012 unemployment rates, released Friday by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, were 9.1 percent in Marion County, down 0.7 percent over the month; 9.2 percent in Citrus County, down 0.7 percent; and 8.8 percent in Levy County, down 0.6 percent. Floridas not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 8.2 percent in October, down 0.4 percent, and the national unemployment rate was 7.5 percent. Thats the lowest unemPLEASESEEJOBLESS, PAGE3 000D844