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Publication Date: 11-30-2012
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BRIEFS INDEX Cherrywood......................13 Classified.............................27 Oak Run...............................19 OTOW...................................18 Out to Pastor........................9 Opinion..................................8 Paws and Claws..................6 Pun Alley.............................18 Puzzles.................................21 Social Security..................26CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & Businesses FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2012 VOLUME 18 NUMBER 27 www.smcitizen.com 28 ~ Friday, November 30, 2012 www.smcitizen.com BY JIM CLARK Editor The State Road 200 Coalition recently heard all about West Marion Community Hospital and other Ocala Health System ventures from Ginger Carroll, CEO of the hospital. She told the small gathering that youre well covered by the hospital and facilities, describing all the services that the privately owned hospital offers. She noted how the hospitals, including Ocala Regional Medical Center, were investing to develop a trauma center that would serve Marion, Citrus and Hernando counties. Were pretty excited about that, she offered. Like all hospitals, she said the facilities are concerned about what happens down the road with new health care rules, but conceded, Theres not going to be any new-found money in health care. Its just going to be shuffled around. Ocala Health Systems entities include ORMC downtown, West Marion on State Road 200, and Advanced Imaging Centers, Family Care Specialists, Ocala Health Neurology, Ocala Health Surgical Group and Wound Care and Hyperbaric Therapy. The Health System team includes 1,694 employees, 354 physicians and 198 volunteers. Statistics from 2011 show 153,066 patients treated, 15,306 admission, 70,219 emergency visits, 26,497 Medicaid patients treated and 19,850 indigent patients treated. The hospitals paid more than $5.5 million in taxes. Specialty services include cardiovascular, neurosciences, oncology and orthopedics. There is also a new One Step Transfer Center which provides streamlined communication between hospitals in Georgia, North Florida and part of South Carolina. It allows for more efficient patient transfers. The Coalition meets the second Monday of every month in Building 300 at TimberRidge at 1 p.m. The meeting on Dec. 10 will be the groups Christmas party. Health System facts West Marions CEO addresses Coalition PHOTO BY JIM CLARKGinger Carroll looks up at one of the slides she used during her presentation. PHOTO BY RON RATNERNo spaces Finding a parking space at the Paddock Mall on Black Friday morning was not an easy thing. Cars filled the shopping center as customers searched for holiday bargains. Cherrywood Thanksgiving This was how some folks at Cherrywood Estates celebrated Thanksgiving. The column starts on Page 13. Democrats to elect officersMarion County Democrats will elect new officers when they meet Monday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m. at party headquarters, 601 S.W. First Ave., downtown Ocala. All registered Democrats are invited to attend. Other business includes planning for the Monday, Dec. 17, potluck holiday party at headquarters. Attendees will have the opportunity to support a local family in dire need by contributing to an angel tree. Tickets are now available for the Marion County Inaugural Ball which takes place Monday, Jan. 21, at the Ocala Hilton when the nation comes together on the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday to celebrate the re-election of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. Big screens will allow participants at the dinPLEASESEEOFFICERS PAGE13 Interfaith Women mark diverse events Christmas, Hannukah and Kwanzaa are among the best known religious celebrations which take place during the month of December. But women who attend the Dec. 12 womens gathering, one of a series of potluck luncheons regularly sponsored by The Interfaith Alliance of Marion County, will learn that Buddhists, Pagans and Zoroastrians are among many others who also observe sacred holidays during this month in which Mayan and Hopi legends portend major transformative events in human history beginning on the Solstice. TIA board member Rev. Peggy Hostetler, pastor of the Oakbrook Center for Spiritual Living, and asPLEASESEEWOMEN PAGE3 Did you donate to Toys for Tots?A rather nice item was left outside the South Marion Office this week, which we presume was meant for Toys for Tots. However, we would like confirmation of this, so we request that the donor call us at 352-854-3986 and identify the item. Thanks for your cooperation. Ribbon-cutting set for new bridge Dec. 6A ribbon-cutting ceremony has been announced by the Marion County Engineer for the new Southwest 42nd Street Flyover Project at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6. The overpass is an extension of the 31st Street Extension, renamed the Osceola Parkway. Traffic reaches the bridge by going west on 42nd Street at 27th Avenue by Trinity Catholic High School, or by going east off State Road 200. The ribbon-cutting is tentatively scheduled for the east side of the bridge. Hog hunts at Halpata The Southwest Florida Water Management Districts Hlpata Tastanaki Preserve will be temporarily closed to the public for wild hog hunts Dec. 4-6. Only permitted hunters will be allowed on the property during these dates. All of the permits for these hunts have been sold. Hlpata Tastanaki Preserve is approximately six miles east of Dunnellon, south of the Dunnellon Municipal Airport. Public access is located off County Road 484. This activity is one of a series of wild hog hunts being held on District lands in an effort to control the damage being caused to the natural habitats. The district only allows hogs to be controlled through hunts when the damage they cause exceeds unacceptable levels, and damage is occurring more frequently and with increasing severity. 000D847

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Friday, November 30, 2012 ~ 27 www.smcitizen.com 2 ~ Friday, November 30, 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 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! General Help *CALLNOW*Looking to fill immediate positions in the CUST OMER RELA TIONS DEPT Training, 401(k), Medical. No Exp. Necessary. Call Michelle 352-436-4460 DRIVERS: All Miles PAID (Loaded & Empty)! Home on the weekends! Running Class-A CDL Flatbed. Lease to Own-No Money DownCALL: 888-880-5916 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 Garage/ Yard Sales MARION OAKS Fri. 30 & Sat. Dec. 1 9am-2pm HUGE SALE 14877 SW 43rd Ct. General RPM RECORDS. Country,classical, popular artists& Boxed sets. New cond. $1 ea 352-854-0742 2 BLACK VELVETCrafts Masters Paint by Number Framed. Spanish Soldiers 1960s $40 ea 352-854-0742 4 PVC AGILITYJUMPS for dogs. New. Color taupe. 2 rails. $25 each 352-854-0742 6 GORHAM CURRIER & Ives xmas Bells. 1977-82 in boxes. $10 ea 352-854-0742 50 VINTAGE 1960 PLASTIC XMAS TREE ORNAMENTS, Lanterns, bells, round, etc. $30 352-854-0742 2BRASS RECORD RACKS. Each holds 40 records. $20 for both! 352-854-0742 BOATFENDERS 18 inch white new $3ea 352-854-0742 BRUNSWICK BOWLING BALL10.4 LB $5. 352-854-0742 CHRISTMAS RECORDS (15) RPM 1954-83. Country,classical, popular artists, orchestra exc. cond $1ea 352-854-0742 CRAFTMASTERS PAINTBYNUMBERS Woods & Deer set (3) Framed $40. 352-854-0742 ELECTRIC FIRE LOGS 1930S $25. 352-854-0742 General FUNKS & WAGNALLS 1973 encyclopedia complete set. Includes bookcase new cond. $45. 352-854-0742 LIFE VEST Stearns. New. adjustable comfortable w/zip front. $30. 352-854-0742 SINGER SEWING MACHINE Cabinet model. Recently Svc. $25. 352-854-0742 VINTAGE 1959 CROSMAN 150. 22 cal Pellet gun.EXC. COND. $75 OBO 352-854-0742 VINTAGE 1960 Haminex Electronic TV Video Game. New cond. $25 352-854-0742 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 Pets DOG SITTER /WALKER Sit and walk with your dog with love and care.Any time.In your house or ours 24/7.Experience 22 years.Call please to Dave,Tania. 352-236-5746 home, 207-420-7170 or 207-951-5767 cell. 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 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 WE BUY ANYVEHICLEIn Any Condition Tile, No Title, Bank Lien, No Problem, Dont Trade it in. We Will Pay up to $25K Any Make, Any Model. 813-335-3794 813-237-1892 call AJ Cars BUICK 2007, Lucerne, CXL 55K miles, Leather $13,500. obo Call (352) 978-3571 CADILLAC 2009, STS V6, 44k miles, Luxury $18,850. Call (352) 422-0360 FORD 2005, Five Hundred LMT, 40K miles, leather, V6 $9,980 Call 352-302-3704 FORD 2006 Focus ZXW, SE 4DR, WGN. 85k miles $5,800 obo (352) 978-3571 HONDA 2011 CRV LX, 19K miles, likenew, 4 Cyl. $19,950 $19,950 Call 352-232-1481 KIA 2008 Sedona LX, 76k miles, Super Nice!!!, $9,800. obo Call 352-302-3704 TOYOTA2004, Camry LE V6, 64K miles Super Clean $9,800. obo Call (352) 978-3571 TOYOTA2007, Yaris, 59K miles, 2 DR, H/B $8,800. Call 352-422-0360 Classic Vehicles AUTO SWAP/ Corral CAR SHOW Sumter County Fairgrounds SUMTER SWAPMEETS SUN. DEC, 2, 2012 1-800-438-8559 Trucks TOYOTA2004, 4 Runner Sport 2WD, 94K mi, Leather $12,800. obo Call 352-978-3571 4x4s JEEP 2004, Wrangler X 4WD, Only 57K miles, Hard Top $13,800.Call 352-422-03601 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 Employment Services RN A V AILABLE Private home carecompanion 352-693-4873 Handyman Steves Handyman Service (352) 854-4927 000D9MV Marions Most Wanted Rodney Leverne Carter Jr., 20, felony warrant burglary of a dwelling, grand theft. Latasha Ann Duncan, 30, felony warrant grand theft and dealing in stolen property. Jessica R. Hager, 24, felonoy bench warrant failure to appear pre-trial conference organized fraud. Christopher Eugene Sheddan, 29, felony bench warrant failure to appear change of plea driving while license revoked as habitual offender. Eugene Turner Jr., 29, felony warrant sale of cocaine, possession of cocaine intent to sell, criminal mischief, grand theft, unlawful use of two-way communications device. David Robert Valdez, 27, felony bench warrant failure to appear pretrial conference felony littering. A Hernando man was accused of DUI, driving while license suspended and no motor vehicle registraton after he was stopped while driving a four-wheeler that he had been told not to drive. James A. Glass, 54, of East Nebraska Lane, was spoken to and told because of his condition he was not to drive. He allegedly told the deputy that he would wait for his girlfriend to pick him up. Later, a call came out for investigation of the four wheeler being driven near County Road 484 and State Road 200. He was spotted by a sheriffs volunteer and the location was called in and a deputy responded to the convenience store at that intersection. He could not perform field sobriety tests because of his condition, according to the report, and was taken to jail, where he refused to give a sample of his breath. In Oak Run, deputies received a complaint of a white van that was not staying in a single lan. A deputy stopped the van and found Michelle Kiernan, 41, of Floral City was the operator. After failing the field sobriety test, she was taken to jail. Her breath registered no alcohol, but a passenger in the vehicle told the deputy that she felt the driver was on something. Kiernan refused to supply a urine sample to be tested for a controlled substance. Recent arrests Community Legal Services of Mid-Floridas (CLSMF) Veterans Advocacy project attorney, Christie Bhageloe, won disability benefits for a Vietnam veteran client following a successful appeal to the Board of Veterans' Appeals. Larry Hunt served in the Vietnam War forty years ago as an intelligence officer and was repeatedly exposed to enemy fire on his missions into enemy territory. Mr. Hunt was ultimately diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and sought VA benefits, but was only granted partial compensation despite being unable to work. Christie and CLSMF began assisting Larry Hunt in 2010 in an appeal of his claim for full disability after the Department of Veterans Affairs decision that again denied full benefits. A significant challenge in the appeal was addressing the veteran's reluctance to talk about his traumatic experiences. Unfortunately, the long VA appeals process results in multiple medical exams and hearings which can trigger anxiety and panic attacks in veterans suffering from PTSD. Ms. Bhageloe and her assistant, Kathy Miner, made a packet with a case summary and relevant medical records for Mr. Hunt to take with him to his most recent VA exam so that he would not have to recount his entire history for a new doctor. In September, shortly after his VA exam, the veteran was notified that he would receive 100% VA disability compensation benefits as a result of his successful appeal. For more information about our Veterans Advocacy Project, contact Christie Bhageloe at (407) 504-2838 or email veterans@clsmf.org Vietnam veteran wins disability compensation Once a Marine, always a Marine The Marine Corps League Ocala West Detachment invites Marines to join. The group meets on the first Tuesday of each month at Angela Santos VFW at 1900 hours. For further information contact Commandant Don Eckerdt at 732-0523 or 620-4055. Former FMF Corpsmen are welcome to join, and the league accepts associate members (non-Marines). Recycling helps hospitalized children You can help the children at the Shriners Childrens Hospital in Tampa just by recycling your newspapers and magazines. Please recycle your papers and magazines just drop them off at the canteen in VFW Post 4781, 9401 S.W. 110th St., across from the entrance to Oak Run. They will be picked up every Wednesday. We thank you for helping. Read the classifieds 8441 SW SR 200 Ste 101 Friendship Ctr. 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Kingdom of the Sun 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 6249291 or visit our website at http://kingdomofthesunband.org. College Road BaptistCollege Road Baptist Church invites you to The Splendor of Christmas presented by the worship choir. There will be three performances: Friday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9 at 3 p.m. College Road Baptist Church is located at 5010 S.W. College Road, 1.7 miles west of I-75 on State Road 200. First CongregationalThe Womens Fellowship at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 7171 S.W. State Road 200, will present a Christmas program on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 10:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary. There will me music, a humorous look at the Twelve Days of Christmas, an old fashioned story from our childhood, and a Carol Sing. The public is invited to attend. For more information call 352-5094218. Friendship Baptist The Friendship Baptist Church Choir will be presenting, Ill Be Home For Christmas, Sunday evening, Dec. 2 at 6 p.m. Come early to get a good seat. Master Choir 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. Symphony, Youth SymphonyFor 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 352-8736738. Trinity Lutheran ChurchA Holiday treat of musical performances is set at Trinity Lutheran Church on Dec. 9 at 3 p.m. Music will be offered by the Gainesville Harmony Show Chorus, the On Edge Quartet, The Clique Quartet and The Jazzed. Tickets are $8 each. Organizers describe the concert as a perfect holiday treat. Trinity Lutheran is at 4001 N.E. 25th Ave., Ocala. Youth Symphony The 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. Our Redeemer A Christmas concert will take place at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Sunday, Dec. 2, and 3 p.m. Featured will be both traditional and contemporary songs. Light refreshments will be served in the Fellowship Center afterward. For further information call 352-237-2233. sistant pastor Rev. Vicky Woods, invite all women of goodwill to share both food and traditions from their religious and cultural backgrounds during this Interfaith event which takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1009 N.E. 28th Ave. We honor all paths to God as we strive to be better stewards of the earth, and help bring peace and harmony to the world. Please come and join us in joyful community with our friend and neighbors in beautiful Marion county during this special season of the year. Rev. Peggy said. Following this luncheon the Bahais of Belleview will show a film at the nearby Ocala Main Library at 2 p.m. The 30-minute DVD is about the inability of Bahais in Iran to obtain a higher education.. Please email TIAofMarioncountyFL@gmail.com or telephone 352/873-9970 for more information about the luncheon. Joann Bennett 352-693-4482, is the contact for the Bahais. Friday, November 30, 2012 ~ 3 www.smcitizen.com 26 ~ Friday, November 30, 2012 www.smcitizen.com ner/dance to view real time festivities in our nations capital. Only 300 tickets are available at $50 per person. Please visit www.MarionDems.org or telephone 352402-9494 for more information. OFFICERS CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 WOMENCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Christmas concerts Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com Im reaching my full retirement age and thinking about retiring in early 2013. When is the best time of year to apply for Social Security benefits? If you are planning to retire in early 2013, you can apply now. You can apply as early as four months prior to when you want your monthly benefits to begin. To apply, just go to www.socialsecurity.gov/applytoretire. Applying online for retirement benefits from the convenience of your home or office is secure and can take as little as 15 minutes. Its so easy! My wife and I live in Minnesota, but plan to spend the winter in Florida. My wife will turn 62 while we are down south. Can she apply for benefits in Florida, or do we have to wait until we get back home to apply for retirement at our local Social Security office? These days, you dont even have to be near a Social Security office to apply for benefits. Regardless of where you and your wife are living, you can apply for retirement benefits online at www.socialsecurity.gov/applytoretire. Its so easy to do, and it can take as little as 15 minutes to complete and submit the application. If she prefers, your wife can file a retirement benefit application at any Social Security office including the one closest to you in Minnesota, Florida, or wherever you happen to be. I am 57 years old and I currently receive Social Security disability benefits. Can I still get my regular Social Security retirement benefits when I reach full retirement age? If you are still receiving Social Security disability benefits when you reach your full retirement age, we will automatically switch you from disability benefits to retirement benefits at that point. The money amount will remain the same. For more information, visit our website on disability benefits at www.socialsecurity.gov/disability. If both my spouse and I are entitled to Social Security benefits, is there any reduction in our payments because we are married? No. We calculate lifetime earnings independently to determine each spouses Social Security benefit amount. When each member of a married couple meets all other eligibility requirements to receive Social Security retirement benefits, each spouse receives a monthly benefit amount based on his or her own earnings. Couples are not penalized simply because they are married. If one member of the couple earned low wages or failed to earn enough Social Security credits (40) to be insured for retirement benefits, he or she may be eligible to receive benefits as a spouse. Learn more about Social Security at www.socialsecurity.gov. Can I get an estimate of my retirement benefit at several different possible ages? Yes. We suggest you use our Retirement Estimator www.socialsecurity.gov/estimator to test different retirement scenarios. This online tool will give you retirement benefit estimates based on current law and real time access to your earnings record. The Retirement Estimator also lets you create additional "what if" retirement scenarios. Its even available in Spanish at www.segurosocial.gov/calculador. You can test even more alternatives at www.socialsecurity.gov/planners/calcula tors.htm. Adon Williams is Social Security district manager in Ocala. Social Security Questions and Answers A W Adon Williams BY CHRIS VAN ORMER Citrus County ChronicleFor 12 years, whooping cranes have hailed the holiday season, with many county residents getting out to witness an early morning flyover of the leggy, red-crowned birds. This year, however, like a lot of Florida visitors, the cranes are not flying this far south. Five of the endangered birds arrived Friday at St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge in Wakulla County, which will be their wintering grounds. The cranes have landed and are expected to stay for the season. A spokesperson for Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership stated: One advantage we see is it will shorten our migration by a couple of hundred miles and an unknown number of days. The downside is we will not be able to do a flyover at Dunnellon-Marion County Airport as we have in the past Crane fans or craniacs in the area wont get a glimpse of this years flock unless they travel north to the Florida Panhandle refuge. Operation Migration usually divided its flock between St. Marks and Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge near Crystal River to reduce the chance of a mass loss through bad weather or predation. But this year, the flock was too small to split, so all cranes will stay at St. Marks. This is the earliest the birds have arrived at St. Marks, and we are thrilled to have them here so soon, said Terry Peacock, refuge manager at St. Marks. I was in the blind at the pen site to watch the birds arrive. I just have to say that it never gets old watching the birds come to the refuge. It was as touching this time as it was the first time. These cranes are the 12th group to be guided by ultralight aircraft from central Wisconsin to the Gulf Coast of Florida. Operation Migration announced it would maintain its Chassahowitzka facilities in preparation for next year. The Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership, an international coalition of public and private organizations, is conducting the reintroduction project in an effort to restore this endangered species to part of its historic range in eastern North America. There are now 115 whooping cranes in the wild in eastern North America thanks to its efforts. In addition to the five birds led south by WCEP partner Operation Migrations ultralights, six cranes are making their first southward migration as part of WCEPs Direct Autumn Release program. The DAR cranes were hatched and raised by biologists with project partner International Crane Foundation. The six birds were released in the company of older cranes from whom the young birds learn the migration route south. Five of the DAR cranes have completed their migration and are located in Hendry County, Fla. The sixth bird is currently located at Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area in Pulaski County, Ind. The ultralight-led and DAR cranes this year are joining two wildhatched chicks in the 2012 cohort. Whooping cranes were on the verge of extinction in the 1940s. Today, there are only about 600 birds in existence, about 445 of them in the wild. Aside from the WCEP birds, the only other migratory population of whooping cranes nests at Wood Buffalo National Park in northern Alberta, Canada, and winters at Aransas National Wildlife Refuge on the Texas Gulf Coast. A non-migratory flock of about 20 birds lives year-round in the central Florida Kissimmee region. Whooping cranes wont be coming this year 0 0 0 D A V M 000D32U Cleanmaster CLEANMASTER CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING Servicing All Of Citrus & Marion County For 25 Years 489-4844 O W N E R D O E S T H E W O R K We Also Have Outdoor Pressure Cleaning Available. 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Friday, Nov. 30 Farmers market extendedNeed an extra helping of goods for your holiday gatherings? Marion Countys Health Happens Farmers Market may be able to help. The farmers market is extending its weekly serving of local goods through Dec. 14. From noon-6 p.m. on scheduled Fridays, shop for fresh produce, seafood, specialty breads, gluten-free products, gourmet dog treats, plants and more from local vendors. The farmers market is located on the McPherson Governmental Complex field (601 S.E. 25th Ave., Ocala). An initiative born out of the countys Health Happens employee wellness program, the Marion County Health Happens Farmers Market is funded through Florida Blue. Free HIV tests todayThe Marion County Health Department is offering free rapid HIV tests 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, Nov. 30, in support of World AIDS Day. World AIDS Day is a global initiative to encourage countries and communities to take a stand against HIV and AIDS. This day is an opportunity for public and private partners to spread awareness about the status of the pandemic and encourage progress in prevention, treatment and care for HIV and AIDS around the world. Florida ranks third in the nation in the number of AIDS cases. At the end of 2010, 95,335 adults in Florida were living with HIV/AIDS. Marion County is not immune to the epidemic. There were 39 AIDS cases in the county in 2011, more than double the 2010 rate. There were 11 AIDS deaths in Marion County in 2011. During the Nov. 30 free testing event, the Marion County Health Department will use a rapid test that uses a small blood sample from a finger prick and provides results in 15 minutes. All tests are free and no Health Department clinic card is required. Results are confidential. Other HIV testing is also available free of charge, using a mouth swab or larger blood samples. For information on HIV testing call the Marion County Health Department at 352-629-0137, ext. 2061. 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. 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. She does her presentations of a variety of women in the bible for womens groups, church services, conventions and other appropriate meetings. Information about Gerri Smith can be obtained by calling the Joy Lutheran Church office at 352-854-4509. Sunday, Dec. 2 German American Club dinner The German American Club of Marion County will host a Christmas Dinner Dance on Sunday, Dec. 2, from noon to 6 p.m., at the Marion Oaks Community Center. A catered ham dinner will be served. Music will be provided by Europa. Ticket prices will be $12 per member or $17 per non-member. Formal attire is requested. Contact Joe or Liz Dickmann at 352-732-6386 for tickets. Cuve Wine and Bistro 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 delectable wines from all over the world served in only the way Cuve offers. 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. 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 352-8542677 or Mary Jane at 352-726-6882 by Tuesday Nov. 27.Food drive on downtown squareThe Salvation Army will hold a drive through drop-off food drive on Monday, Dec. 3, from 7 to 11 a.m. at the Ocala Downtown Square. Canned and dried food items and turkeys are urgently needed to help fill our Christmas community food cupboards. For info, call 352-629-2004.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.Friday, November 30, 2012 ~ 25 www.smcitizen.com 4 ~ Friday, November 30, 2012 www.smcitizen.com SOUTH MARION Citizen The South Marion Citizen is a free community newspaper covering news of communities in southwest Marion County including Oak Run, Pine Run, Palm Cay, On Top of the World, Kingsland Country Estates, Countryside Farms, Marion Landing, Majestic Oaks, Hidden Lake, Woods and Meadows Estates, Paddock Farms, Saddle Oak Club, Deer Creek, Cherrywood Estates, Hardwood Trails, Candler Hills, Country Oaks, and Harvest Meadows, among others. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Citizen: If your community is listed above and the Citizen is not delivered to your home and you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 200 Corridor, call 854-3986CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481 Editor Jim Clark Circulation Barbara Jaggers Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean and Susie Mirabile General Manager John Provost Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Deadline for classified ads :Deadline for display advertising : Tuesday 4 p.m. before publicationMonday 5 p.m. before publication READER SERVICES I want to get news in the Citizen. Call editor Jim Clark at 352-854-3986 or send by e-mail to editor@smcitizen.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Citizenoffice in Kingsland Plaza. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Member of the Community Papers of Florida Community calendar Master the Possibilities lists open registration date Master the Possibilities Education Center in Ocala is set to begin their 8th year of providing active adults lifelong learning opportunities. The Winter/Spring catalog will be available online on Monday, December 17 and will offer courses from January to May 2013. This catalog will feature over 500 choices of classes and presentations given by over 100 highly qualified and credentialed instructors. Categories include academic, health and wellness, computer training and a strong art component being offered monthly. All of these courses and programs are OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. In 2012, the center for lifelong learning finished with over 22,000 enrollments for the first time ever! Along with this achievement, Master the Possibilities was featured in the nationally distributed magazine, Where to Retire as a stunning success in their May/June issue. The 24/7 registration for the 2013 Winter/Spring session will begin online at www.masterthepossibilities.com or by calling 352-854-3699 on December 17th. The printed catalog can be picked up at Master the Possibilities and the Freedom Library. The Education Center is located at 8415 SW 80th St, Ocala in Circle Square Commons. TALLAHASSEE The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) and the Florida Chapters of the American Red Cross announce the 2013 Severe Weather Awareness Week. This annual public awareness campaign provides an opportunity for teachers to educate students on the importance of being prepared in the event of severe weather. The 2013 Severe Weather Awareness Week in Florida will be Monday, February 11, through Friday, February 15, 2013. "In the 13th year of the program, the Florida Severe Weather Awareness Week is a reminder of the importance of preparedness year-round for all Floridians, said FDEM Director Bryan W. Koon. The partnership between the Division and the American Red Cross Chapters throughout Florida is the perfect opportunity to promote a culture of preparedness across Florida. When you educate students on preparedness they get excited and share with their families and they grow up to be prepared. Severe Weather Awareness Week includes a poster contest for Floridas elementary school students and a video public service announcement (PSA) contest for Floridas middle and high school students. This year, the poster contest will include seven winners selected from across the state. One winner each from middle and high school will be selected for the video PSA contest. We are delighted to have a continuing partnership with the Division of Emergency Management on the annual poster contest, said Katie Sherk, of the American Red Cross. Its an inspiring outreach effort that is especially rewarding when we receive the students entries. It really does get our youth engaged in disaster preparedness in a way that is helping to build a culture of preparedness in Florida. Annual Poster Contest The poster contest to open to all elementary school students in Floridas including private and charter schools and those enrolled in home-school programs. Posters should feature what severe weather in Florida means to the student. Poster submissions must be postmarked by January 18, 2013 and sent to the Capitol Area Chapter of the Red Cross in Tallahassee. Winners for the contest will be announced Friday, February 1. Details on the contest can be found at www.FloridaDisaster.org/swaw. Annual Video PSA Contest The video PSA contest is open to all Florida middle and high school students, including private and charter schools and those enrolled in home-school programs. Entries should be a 30-second public service announcement (PSA) that incorporates a safety or preparedness message relating to the following Know Your Zone topics: Flood Zone, Evacuation Zone, or Storm Surge Zone. The winning video will be professionally re-produced for broadcast use by the Division of Emergency Management in their statewide public awareness campaign. Final digital videos should be submitted via the FDEM Video Portal at www.KidsGetAPlan.com. All entries must be uploaded by Jan. 18. Winning entries will be announced Friday, Feb. 1. For poster and video PSA contest rules and topic information, go to www.FloridaDisaster.org/SWAW or www.KidsGetAPlan.com. Contests for Severe Weather Awareness Week Fish, Wildlife to hold two webinars in DecemberThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is hosting two webinars in December to gather public testimony and input on the potential creation of saltwater game fish and sport fish designations. The online meetings are from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 10 and 12. To participate in a webinar, visit http://fwc.adobeconnect.com/mfm/ at the start of each meeting. The designation issue will also be a topic of discussion at the Commissions Dec. 5 meeting in Apalachicola. Reasons for considering these changes include helping highlight and protect some of Floridas premier recreational fish and encouraging anglers to practice voluntary conservation practices such as catch-andrelease. If adopted, these changes could lead to healthier fish populations and help Florida market its unique fishing opportunities to residents and visitors. Suggested parameters for game fish include no commercial harvest, possession or sale; fish could be targeted only with hook and line; and captain and crew of for-hire vessels such as charter boats would have a bag limit of zero and would not be allowed to take fish home for themselves. The sport fish designation would offer a higher level of protection than game fish by making selected species catch-and-release only, including no recreational harvest as well as no commercial harvest, possession or sale. Sport fish could also be targeted by hook and line only. If game fish and sport fish designations are approved, staff will return to future meetings with suggestions for potential fish species candidates. To learn more about the webinar, visit MyFWC.com/Fishing and click on Saltwater Fishing, Rulemaking and Workshops. For those without computers, voice-only access is available. For questions about webinar access, please contact Carly Canion at 850-617-9627 or Carly.Canion@MyFWC.com. 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Friday, November 30, 2012 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 24 ~ Friday, November 30, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Friday, Dec. 7 Treasures, Crafts two-day showThe Womans Club of Dunnellon will be sponsoring a very different and creative event to welcome in the Holiday Season. The Unique Treasures and Gifts Show will be held on Friday, Dec .7 and Sat. Dec. 8 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Womans Club building located at 11758 Cedar St., Dunnellon. The show will feature varied treasures and gifts available from many vendors including: jewelry, floral arrangements, candles, pottery, wood carvings, purses, gift cards, photography, art, painted gourds, cypress knee Santas, and much more. Many types of food will also be represented including:Amish jams and jellies, produce, barbecue sauces, and designer cakes. Mini facials and chair massages will ease the stress of holiday preparing. Biscuits, sausage gravy, and jellies will be available for breakfast as well as hot dogs, chips and drinks for lunch. Celebrate the season with this very unique show. For directions/questions please call Pat at 352-489-6708.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. Join Santa for breakfast Join Santa for pancakes on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church. There will be games, giveaways, and cookie decorating! Fun for the whole family! For more information call 352-237-2233 or visit ourredeemerocala.org. 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. Holiday cookie sale The United Methodist Women of Ocala West United Methodist Church are having a holiday cookie sale from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8. At the same time the United Methodist Men will offer their monthly all you can eat breakfast. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St.Tuesday, Dec. 11 Womans Club to meetThe GFWC Womans Club of Ocala will meet Tuesday, Dec. 11, at the Elks Club and Lodge, 702 N.E. 25th Ave., Ocala, at 11:45 a.m. for lunch, a program, and a business meeting. The speaker will be Gloria James, whose topic is Every Little Miracle. There will be a special presentation of General Federation of Womens Clubs 50 year membership pins to five of the clubs members. For luncheon reservations please call Mary at 352-347-3975 by Thursday, Dec. 6. For general information about the club please call Patti at 352-351-2708.Saturday, Dec. 15 Church offers Christmas dinner Members of the Pentecostal Trinity Church in Florida Highlands will host a Christmas dinner on Dec. 15. A hayride at 5 p.m. is followed by the dinner at 6 p.m. The church is at 9987 S.W. 155th St., in Florida Highlands. 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. Health fair at JasmineA health fair will take place Saturday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Jasmine South, 7668 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. All proceeds will be donated to Kimberlys Center for Child Protection. There will be items raffled off periodically, with the grand prize drawing at 1:30 p.m. The public is invited. The event is hosted by ChiropracticUSA. IHOP offers free pancakesBatter up, breakfast lovers! IHOP one of Americas most popular family-friendly restaurants, known for everything you love about breakfast, will once again invite guests to enjoy free pancakes during National Pancake Day on Feb. 5, 2013, while celebrating Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals 30th Anniversary. On this day, the restaurant chain hopes to raise $3 million as the first national fundraising campaign to kick off the year for Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals. During National Pancake Day, the companys largest philanthropic event of the year, more than 1,500 IHOP restaurants across the country will invite guests to enjoy a complimentary stack of IHOPs signature delicious buttermilk pancakes from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Guests will be encouraged to make a voluntary contribution to the local Childrens Miracle Network Hospital or other local charities. One hundred percent of the donations will help local charities provide vital equipment, life-saving procedures and critical care for sick and injured children. This will mark the eighth year that IHOP has held National Pancake Day, which to date has raised more than $10 million dollars for Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals and other local charities. In 2012 alone, IHOP raised more than $3 million. Millions of free pancakes served on National Pancake Day mean millions of miracles for those in need, said Julia Stewart, Interim President, IHOP and CEO of the parent company, DineEquity, Inc. The concept is simple, but our mission is ambitious; to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible through Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals. For the past eight years, it has been a pleasure and a privilege for all of us at IHOP to participate in this worthy event, and each year our guests have proved to be incredibly generous, helping us not only reach but surpass our goal. 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Friday, November 30, 2012 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com 6 ~ Friday, November 30, 2012 www.smcitizen.com I t was wonderful to see all the new faces at last months SPCA meeting. A number of people came as guests and some joined our organization. Our new meeting room at the Bank of Ozarks in Friendship Center on State Road 200 is easy to get to from all our neighboring communities. We have members from Oak Run, Palm Cay and Country Meadows, just to name a few, so if youve been fence sitting, please join us. You wont feel out of place youll have other new people to keep you company and you can make new friends. In lieu of our next regular meeting, we will have our holiday luncheon at Royal Oaks Country Club in Oak Run on Thursday, Dec. 20 at noon. Anyone wishing to send us a donation or a letter by mail should note that we have a new mailing address. Please send your correspondence to: SPCA of Marion County, 11100 S.W. 93rd Court Road, Suite 10-115, Ocala FL 34481. Our phone number remains the same at 352-3620985 if you have any questions or need our help. At our last meeting, SPCA president Beverly held our rapt attention discussing SPCA business until the pitter patter of little feet could be heard just outside our room. Those happy feet belong to Patriot Service Dogs Bonnie, a young Golden Retriever, and Theo, a standard Poodle puppy. Accompanied by their coordinator Julie, the dogs greeted everyone in the room with nuzzles and kisses and then settled at her side. The Patriot Service Dogs Program trains service dogs for disabled military servicemen and women who suffer primarily from mobility issues, loss of a limb, and/or post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The dogs undergo 18 months of training at Lowell Correctional Institution where the women inmates provide the bulk of their training. The dogs learn such tasks as turning on a light switch, retrieving keys and remotes, pushing handicapped buttons to open doors, and settling a veteran with PTSD before an attack. In order for Patriot Service Dogs to provide a dog to a disabled veteran at no cost, dogs need to be sponsored by an individual, family, organization, or business. It costs $2,500 to sponsor a Patriot Dog. The SPCA sponsors Bonnie, the beautiful Golden Retriever. To get them used to big crowds, the program has taken the dogs to Disney World, where it was unanimously decided that their favorite characters were Goofy and Pluto. Since the dogs also need to learn about life outside of prison, the program needs weekend raisers to love the dogs and take them out and about to the movies, grocery shopping, restaurants, etc, and to get them used to a regular home. Two SPCA members are weekend raisers for Bonnie and Theo. This involves taking the dogs every other weekend and including them in all your activities, including travel. Patriot Services Dogs needs a weekend raiser for Abbey, the lovely Black Lab pictured here. The program provides all the necessary food and equipment to you all you have to provide is your time. If you would like to become a weekend raiser for Abbey, please email Julie at Julie@patriotervicedogs.o rg. You may also email her if you can sponsor a dog, or can donate. They can also use pet store gift cards to purchase food, training treats and toys. You can also visit their website patriotservicedogs.org. Patriot Service Dogs also partners with the Humane Society of Marion County WOOF program. This program, which stands for Women Offering Obedience and Friendship, has the women of Lowell Correctional Institution training some of the shelter dogs that need extra obedience, leash walking, and good manners training. Its an eight week program and all but one of the graduates has been placed in a forever home so far. Right now, a handful of bouncy Jack Russells are getting the benefit of this extra TLC. Ocala Equine Rescue Needs Your HelpMany of us moved to Ocala because of the beautiful horse farms and rolling hills that dot the countryside. Riding by in our cars, the horses lift our spirits as we see them grazing in a field, or notice a new mother nuzzling her foal. But the economic downturn these past few years has hit the Ocala equine community especially hard, leaving horses to starve or to not receive adequate medical care. Racehorses, when their most profitable days are behind them, are often sent to the slaughterhouse. When New Mexico transplants Jennifer and Howard Beckman bought a 40 acre farm in northwest Ocala in 2009, they came with three rescued horses, four rescued dogs, and geese and ducks in tow. They tried to intervene by providing food to starving horses and by alerting authorities of neglect. But one extreme case changed their plans for the farm when they helped rescue seven horses and four buffalo left to starve to death on a deserted farm. They went to investigate when they saw vultures circling the area. For some of the buffalo it was too late. Jennifer and Howard pledged to use their farm for equine rescue and Ocala Equine Rescue was formed. Last month, about 20 people attended an open house there. Heres a picture of a woman from that group patting one of the beautiful rescues, which is healing for both parties. The Beckmans philosophy is to be kind, patient and gentle with all living creatures. At the open house, you could see the rapport they have with their horses. When they SPCA news and Patriot Service Dogs P AWS AND CLAWS M D Maria Devine This is Abbey. This is Coco. This is Mimi. Equine Rescue needs your help. 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Friday, November 30, 2012 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 22 ~ Friday, November 30, 2012 www.smcitizen.com TO ADVERTISE Call 854-3986 ADVERTISING can, they adopt out a horse if the new home is appropriate. Otherwise, the horse has a forever home on the farm. Some horse owners put down a foal whose legs are turned inward at birth. The Beckmans took in a foal like this and patiently helped straighten her legs using paint stirrers as splints. Shes now in great condition and runs free around the farm with her horse friends. Right now there are ten horses permanently living at the farm, including three generations of one family. It costs about $2,000.00 a month to feed them. If you like, you can make a donation directly to the feed store: Berrettini Feed Store, 13052 North Highway 27, Ocala Fl 34482. Their phone number is 352-629-1447 and you can reference Ocala Equine Rescue account. In addition to donations for food and medical care, they are also in need of: turnout blankets that the rescued racehorses must have for winter months, a horse trailer for transporting rescues, a flatbed trailer and building materials especially creosote boards for repairing fences. For more information please call 352-629-3156 or email info@ocalaequinerescue.org. Adoption NewsThe cats and kittens we featured in last months column still need forever homes. One kitten, Cody, was placed, but cats Pumpkin and Kitten, and kittens Coco and Panda are still available. Please give Arlene a call at 352-875-9761 to get to see them. The person who adopted Cody sent us a lovely note saying how well he has adjusted into their family that includes another cat. Thats due to the love, care and socialization all the cats and kittens receive from Arlene. A person from a local community still needs your help. Due to an illness, she can no longer care for her 14-yearold long hair Wilbur. Hes 13 lbs. of love and affection and is very lonely. Perhaps you can make wonderful companions for each other. If you can help out a neighbor, please call Sharyn at 305-229-3708 to meet him. We have a dog of the month from the Animal Center named Mimi for all you small breed lovers. This cutie is a 5-year-old Chihuahua mix and is a sturdy 8.6 pounds of love. She was sick when she arrived at the shelter, so she was fostered and nursed back to the peak of health and is now ready for her forever home. She gets along with men, women and children, as well as dogs and cats, although shes a bit scared of birds. Shes house and leash trained, with a preference for a harness leash. She likes to cuddle under the covers and will insist she sleep with you at night. Are you game enough for all this affection? Then please call the Animal Center at 352-671-8700 and reference ID A083141. Or you can visit the Center at 5701 S.E. 66th St., off Baseline Road. Adoption costs $40, which includes the spay/neuter fee, county licenses, vaccinations and microchip. Marion County Animal Center also wants you to know that they need foster families to take in young and sick animals until they are old enough or healthy enough to enter the shelter. This gives animals like Mimi a chance for a better life. If you would like to offer your services, please call 352671-8700. Pet Network Needs VolunteersPet Network is looking for volunteers to transport dogs to Petco in the Villages one Saturday morning a month for their adoption fair. The address is 600 S U.S. Highway 441, Lady Lake. If you can help out in this way, please call Mary at 352-5280270. Till next month remember: Pets are not our whole lives, but they make our lives whole. PAWSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 6 Alzheimers caregivers can join support group at Emeritus Ocala WestIf you are a caregiver of a loved one with Dementia or Alzheimers disease, or have been recently diagnosed with the disease, Emeritus Ocala West would like to invite you to our monthly support groups. In addition to peer support, the groups will also invite specialists in the field who can answer questions about Dementia and Alzheimers disease, its causes, how a diagnosis is made and current research, as well as coping mechanisms for caregivers. Emeritus Ocala West staff will be available to discuss our unique Join Their Journey Program. There is no cost to attend this group and everyone who is living with a friend or family member with Dementia or Alzheimers is encouraged to attend. Support groups are the second Tuesday of each month from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. or the last Thursday of every month from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Please contact Tanja Papa, Memory Care Director at 352-861-4444 for more information. Emeritus Ocala West is at 9070 S.W. 80th Ave., Ocala. animals owned in essence by the public trust and indispensable to ecosystem health just to protect privately held livestock, let alone spend millions of tax dollars doing it. Working directly with commercial operators and state and local governments, Wildlife Services uses a combination of lethal control methods, like trapping, aerial gunning, poisoning, and denning (killing young in their dens), and some non-lethal control methods, reports the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). But driven by narrow agricultural interests, these predator control activities often ignore the greater public need for a healthy environment, fiscal responsibility, and safe public lands. NRDC cites USDA statistics showing that most livestock losses result from weather, disease, illness and birthing problemsnot predation. They also argue that the lethal methods employed by Wildlife Services have led to dozens of human and pet injuries and deaths and degrade ecosystems that rely on healthy predator populations to function. Also the two most commonly used poisons, Compound 1080 and sodium cyanide, go beyond killing animals and wreak havoc on entire ecosystems. Predator Defense, another group committed to ending federal predator control efforts, says that it is important to maintain healthy populations of the very predators Wildlife Services works to kill. When, for instance, predators are around to keep deer and elk populations in check, more and varied kinds of plants are given space and time to grow, in turn preserving and creating habitat for many different species. Wildlife Services predator control work cries out for reform, says NRDC. The group recommends bringing more transparency to the process so the public can assess how tax dollars are being used; taking a more scientific approach instead of centering the program around the demands of commercial interests; holding the program to higher environmental standards; ending the cruelest, most hazardous and environmentally harmful killing methods; and requiring non-lethal methods when possible. There has been no decisive legislation to stop predator control efforts, but a bill introduced into the House by California Republican John Campbell III calls for amending the Toxic Substances Control Act to prohibit the use of Compound 1080 and sodium cyanide for predator control. 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Friday, November 30, 2012 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com BY MIKE EMIG In modern conflicts, air power is truly a national asset. Air power is extensively used at the entry point of conflict preparing the battlefield and providing much needed ISR. As conflicts charge on, air power doesnt cease, but becomes that much more important to all other operations. Air attacks, close air support, aeromedical evacuation, reconnaissance, etc. Then it does not leave a zone until after the last of the ground troops are withdrawn. The role of air power continues to be an integral part of the strategic planning of military missions. In Iraq and Afghanistan, air power forces struck first at hostile forces on the ground, provided continuous ISR of the battle space, kept the skies clear of dangers with hundreds of thousands air patrols, provided highly responsive medical evacuation for the wounded, and contributed the massive airlift capabilities required to move and sustain a Joint Force across the globe. But lets not forget the rescue efforts and humanitarian relief during natural disasters in Haiti, Japan and here at home. DODs national defense strategy now maintains a rebalance to the Asia-Pacific Region, focusing on creating smaller, more agile forces. But while the U.S. military will no longer be sized to conduct large-scale, prolonged stability operations, it still must maintain its capacity and ability to counter terrorism and irregular warfare, deter and defeat aggression, maintain a safe, secure and effective nuclear deterrent and defend the homeland and support civil authorities. This strategy puts a premium on capabilities offered by the Air Force. Just look at the four core capabilities that define the Air Force: Control of air, space, and cyberspace: Air, space and cyberspace will be increasingly contested as states and non-state actors acquire advanced kinetic and non-kinetic technologies. Jamming, anti-satellite, electromagnetic pulse, cyber attack and anti-access/area-denial (A2/AD) capabilities are growing. This means we must continue to strengthen our own capabilities in cyber security, missile warning, positional navigation and timing, satellite communications, space situational awareness and space launch. Without such control, our ability to conduct military operations will be severely limited, our joint teammates will be subjected to unacceptable risk, and our strategic choices will be increasingly constrained. Provision of persistent and accurate ISR. The Air Forces unique air, space, and cyber ISR capabilities provide America unparalleled decision-making advantage. The Air Force, national leaders, and joint and combined partners depend on Air Force ISR to plan and execute operations. Mobilize of people, materiel and cargo. Military operations rely on USAF airlifters and tankers to haul people, fuel, and equipment quickly and precisely around the world. Rapid global mobility underpins US crisis response, long-range strike, joint combat support, humanitarian relief, and global logistics. Hold any target at risk. The Air Force possesses unique abilities to achieve precise lethal and non-lethal effects that shape the strategic behavior of others, often at long range and in heavily defended environments. This requires specially trained people, modern systems, and meticulous planning. Taken together, the nations air, space, and cyber powerembodied predominantly in the Air Forceare indispensable components of Americas military ability. Mike Emig is a member of the Air Force Association in Ocala. www.smcitizen.com 8 ~ Friday, November 30, 2012 P lease understand, I know its the climax of the college football season, I know were getting to crunch time in the NFL, the NBA is just getting started, and hockey is on a labor hiatus. For me though, its all about baseball. I read the hot stove league reports every day, follow what teams are doing as they try to improve, etc. I cant wait for that first telecast of a spring training game come next March. So it was with great enthusiasm that I read the story a couple of weeks ago about the possibility of getting a Minor League baseball team from the New York Yankees organization to create a home in Ocala. Although some people are going around acting as if it were a sure thing, Im not one of them. I have lived in Minor League towns before, and I know what goes into it. Right now, Ocala is far behind some other cities that have attracted teams, mainly because it doesnt have a stadium ready for use. Understand I am just speculating now, and its just my own thoughts, but it seems that the best area for a stadium would be the new industrial area near the intersection of Interstate 75 and U.S. Highway 27, north and east of the interchange, where projects are already under way (one road is closed and being expanded). There is also a business park between State Road 40 and 38th Avenue, just west of 60th Avenue, on the west side of the airport. There is lots of room out there. Both those sites would have easy access to the highway. The airport isnt that important remember, Minor League teams take buses, they dont fly. There are other areas, but remember, the talks are going on with the city, so presumably you would want the team in the city limits. What do Minor League teams need? Well, in addition to a stadium that comfortably seats a few thousand, give or take, players need places to live. If you get major operations such as the Yankees, who knows, they might even want to build housing. Normally, there are only about 40 players and coaches. A team would, presumably, hire local folks to man the concessions, parking and ticket booths. It wouldnt be an unemployment-busting group, but it would provide some part-time jobs for folks, even students, during the summer. There also has to be access to decent hotels to accommodate visiting teams. When teams visit, its usually for a two or threegame series, so they would generally spend the night. For the most part, these are young players who, trust me, dont make the big bucks the guys on TV make, so everything would have to be reasonably priced. There have been questions in the past about how far Ocala is from other teams. But a successful operation here could breed other teams along the highway, say at the intersection with State Road 44 in Wildwood, or State Road 48 in the Bushnell area. If you end up with three or four teams along that stretch of highway, it makes the logistics much more reasonable. You also need fans. Minor League clubs are great at some wild promotions, fireworks, cutrate price nights, and the game costs are usually pretty reasonable. The question is whether there are enough die-hard baseball fans around to get season tickets. On that front, you can count me in. If at all possible, Ill be looking to get season tickets to watch as many games as possible. There is one condition. I want my seats to be behind the visitors dugout. After all, Im a Mets fan, and the home team would be the Yankees. Enough said?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. I n September 2007, the liberal advocacy group MoveOn.org took out a full-page ad in the New York Times labeling Gen. David Petraeus as General Betray Us, alleging he cooked the books for the White House in his testimony to Congress on the situation in Iraq. At the time of the ad, no one in their wildest imagination could have foreseen a situation where MoveOn.orgs widely denounced labeling of Gen. Petraeus would prove prophetic. Five years later, however, Gen. Petraeus betrayed the military values that guide his storied Army career, the marriage vows to his wife of 38 years and the trust of our nation as the protector of its secrets for an extramarital affair with a married woman 20 years his junior. Whether Gen. Petraeus resignation from his position as CIA director was voluntary or not, it was warranted unequivocally since he grievously compromised his position as director when he surrendered his integrity and judgment for a sexual escapade. Investigation into Gen. Petraeus dalliance has also revealed that his successor as U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Marine Corps Gen. John Allen, may also have had improper communications with a Tampa socialite volunteering as an unpaid social liaison between military leaders at MacDill AFB and Tampa Bay community leaders. Regrettably, the evolving Petraeus scandal is emblematic of an ethics decline among the ranks of our nations senior military leaders, as evidenced by a number of senior officers facing disciplinary action this year for misconduct. Gen. William Kip Ward was reduced in rank from four stars to three this past week after misusing government funds for lavish spending while in charge of U.S. Africa Command. Former deputy commander of the renowned 82nd Airborne Division in Afghanistan, Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair, is facing trial for allegations of adultery and sexual misconduct stemming from relationships with five women. And Col. James Johnson III, a former commander of the elite 173rd Airborne Brigade who was on track for flag rank, was dismissed from the Army, fined and reduced in rank after being convicted of bigamy and fraud related to an improper relationship with an Iraqi woman. This misconduct at the senior levels of the military can never be excused or rationalized as falling victim to human nature. As the guardians of our nation and its freedoms, senior military officers have a sacred duty to be leaders of character by living up to the ethical values of our military and nation. Accordingly, Defense Secretary Panettas recent directive for the services to review ethics training for officers with the aim of better fostering a culture of value-based decision-making and stewardship among senior officers and their staffs is welcome. The best fix for the current ethics decline, however, is for senior officers to lead by example by exercising the moral courage to never tolerate the easier wrong over the harder right for themselves or the men and women entrusted to their leadership.Citrus County ChronicleS UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Military leaders need moral strength Baseball: root, root, for the visitors Air power a national asset in modern conflicts Jim Clark Editor READER OPINIONS INVITED ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Youve let yourself be distracted from whats really important. But love finally gets your attention this week. However, it comes with a challenge that could create a problem. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Be careful not to bully others into following your lead. Best advice: Persuade, dont push, and youll get the cooperation you need to move forward with your plans. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Resist the urge to gloat now that youve proved your detractors wrong. Instead, charm them back into your circle. Remember: A former foe can become your best ally. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You might want to claim all the credit for making this holiday season special. But is it worth producing a lot of hurt feelings by rejecting offers of help? Think about it. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Ignore a co-workers questionable behavior. Instead, put your energy into making your own project special. Then sit back and purr over your well-deserved applause. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) You might not want to accept those suggested changes in your workplace. But dont chuck them out before you check them out. You could be happily surprised. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Your holiday planning might have to take a back seat for a bit so that you can handle a problem with a friend or family member. Your schedule resumes by the 8th. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Relationships in general benefit during the early part of the week, including in the workplace. Also expect some overdue changes in a personal situation. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Prudence should be your watchword this week. Best not to be too open about some of the things that are currently happening in your life. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Money is on your mind, so youd best mind how youre spending it. Take another look at that holiday budget and see where you can make adjustments. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Resolving to revive an old friendship could open some old wounds. Are you sure you want to risk that? Think this through before making a commitment. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Your need to know more about a new friend could lead to some startling revelations. Best advice: Keep an open mind about what you learn until all the facts are in. BORN THIS WEEK: Your loyalty to friends makes you a very special person to those whose lives youve touched. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Friday, November 30, 2012 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 20 ~ Friday, November 30, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Play ball!I applaud the possible move of the Tampa Yankees to Ocala for so many reasons. First, as a Yankee fan it would be great to be able to see the future Yanks play locally. Fans of other teams could also see their young players when they visit Ocala. Second, such a move would create needed jobs in and around the ballpark. It would also create the kind of buzz that could give a lift to other industries. Its another reason for folks to come to Ocala. Count me in for a season pass! Bob Knobelman Ocala LETTER TO THE EDITOR L et me make it very clear right up front that I am in favor of as many ha ha moments as possible. I could not get through a week without my daily dose. I firmly believe that laughter is the appropriate medicine for the soul. Some people, according to their demeanor, need a little more laughter than they are presently getting. That said, let me quickly point out that some things are not funny. Of course, most things in my life and about my person are marvelous targets of humor. I do not take myself very seriously. I am not sure any wise person would take me seriously either. In fact, I would highly suspect a person who took me seriously. I can take a joke as well as the next person and I can give it back as well as the next person. I have had some weeks that if it was not for a little bit of humor I do not know how I would have gotten through. So, if you cant do anything you can at least laugh. I firmly believe that the best laugh is when you can laugh at yourself. You might as well laugh at yourself, everybody else is. Then, there are those serious moments in life that beg for no laughing. I Everyone but me thought the broccoli was funny O UT TO PASTOR J S Rev. James L. Snyder would recommend that warning signs are put around these areas reading, Positively No Laughing Zone. With this sign should come a severe penalty for those who violate it. That said; let me explain an area in my life where the sign should be permanently erected. The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and I were having supper with another couple. We try to do this at least once a month and keep up with each others progress or lack thereof. We were having a great meal and as we came to the end, I stopped the waitress and said, I would like some ice cream for dessert. As far as I am concerned, that is a rather reasonable request and quite in keeping with the environment I was in. What kind of ice cream, she queried, would you like? When it comes to ice cream, ice cream is simply ice cream to me. If there is a flavor of ice cream I do not like, it has yet to be invented. I love ice cream. My favorite song is, I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream. In my date book, there is no better ending to a wonderful meal than ice cream. I remember my grandfathers favorite ice cream was vanilla. He would not eat any other ice cream; he thought they were polluting it with colors. To him an ice cream sundae was as close to blaspheme as he ever would get. Why ruin, he objected, the ice cream with all that slop? He wanted nothing coming between him and the purest experience of ice cream he could get. Me, I love ice cream regardless of the flavor or color or slop. I looked at the waitress and simply said, I dont care what flavor you bring me. Surprise me. As long as it isnt broccoli. That was supposed to be a joke. Ha ha ha. As the waitress left our table, we resumed our conversation and shortly she returned with the ice cream. Upon her arrival, I looked at her and then the ice cream she was bringing and almost screamed aloud. Of all the blasphemous things to do to a customer, this has to take the cake. First, she had an ice cream bowl with three scoops of ice cream, vanilla, strawberry and chocolate. No problem. However, on the side of the dish in plain view for everybody to see, especially me, was a piece of broccoli. Broccoli! The forbidden fruit or whatever it is. My dining companions thought this was the funniest thing they had ever seen. Particularly, the dining companion that was going to come home with me that night. Not only did they laugh. The waitress laughed. The table next to us began to laugh. The table next to them began to laugh. It was not long before everybody within 173 miles was laughing at my ice cream/broccoli dessert. Actually, not everybody was laughing. I was not laughing. Broccoli, no matter the presentation, is no laughing matter in my book. If matters could not be worse, my wife, through her hilarity spasms, reached over, picked up the broccoli and began eating it in my presence. Talk about adding insult to injury, my injury was vastly insulted. I may have been smiling on the outside, but I assure you I was more than frowning on the inside. Some things are funny; broccoli is not one of those things. Driving home amid the muffled chuckles on the other side of the front seat, I thought of what the apostle Paul said in 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (KJV), Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. I know that when Paul said, In every thing, it included things like broccoli. I must say that there are some things in life, like broccoli, where the thanksgiving is a matter of faith. I will never learn to love broccoli, but I can muster up enough faith to thank God for all things, including broccoli. Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866552-2543 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com Hospice volunteers needed \Volunteers Needed. One or two hours can be a blessing to our patients and families receiving hospice care. Sitting with patients, while caregivers run errands, or go to Dr. appts. can be so rewarding and fulfilling. If you are interested in becoming an Odyssey Hospice, Bedside Blessing Volunteer, please contact, Laura Roweton @ 352-622-9331 or lroweton@odsyhealth.com E THE ENVIRONMENTAL MAGAZINE Dear EarthTalk: What are the new nutrition standards for school lunches that have some students boycotting their cafeterias and discarding the food? Melissa Makowsky, Trenton, NJ Indeed, some 31 million American kids participating in the federally supported National School Lunch Program have been getting more whole grains, beans, fruits and vegetables in their diets whether they like it or not. The change is due to new school meal standards unveiled by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) last January, per the order of 2010s Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. The new standards are based on the Institute of Medicines science-based recommendations, and are the first upgrade to nutritional standards for school meals since 1995 when lowand no-fat foods were all the rage. The non-profit Environmental Working Group (EWG) believes the new standards represent an important milestone in efforts to improve the dietary habits and health of increasingly obese American kids. Schools misguided reliance on processed foods for speedy, low-labor cost production, industrys $1.6 billion in child-targeted advertising and a lack of faith in our childrens dietary curiosity [have] created a generation of picky eaters with dull palates, reports the group. With nearly 17 percent of Americas children now clinically obese and a staggering 32 percent overweight, the time is long past to address the unhealthy food environments our children live in. The new standards limit calories per meal to 850 for high school meals, 700 for middle school and 650 for elementary and more than double the mandated minimum servings of fruits and vegetables while reducing the sodium, saturated fats and trans fats in school kids diets. Wholegrain foods, beans and dark green and orange vegetables such as broccoli, spinach, carrots and sweet potatoes have replaced things like pizza and French fries as staple items in schools that follow the program. Of course, not everybody likes the changes. Lunch strikes, Facebook protest pages, Twitter campaigns, YouTube parody videos and other means have been utilized coast-to-coast to voice opposition to the healthier meals. Some affected cafeterias blame the new smaller portions and healthier fare for causing as much as a 70 percent drop-off in school lunch program participation since the new standards took effect. Psychologists understand that kids may not come around to new foods right away but will eventually eat themso the federal government and most participating schools are sticking to their guns. And the USDA says that if a school encounters significant hardships employing the new calorie requirements, we stand ready to work with them quickly and effectively to remedy the situation with additional flexibilities. The benefits of the new standards far outweigh the costs. School meals can help children develop healthy eating habitsor they can prime them for a life of poor health and unnecessary suffering, says EWG. EWG lauds the new standards for significantly expanding access to and appreciation of nourishing food. Whether they can help shift eating norms across the country remains to be seen, but regardless millions of American kids will likely now get their healthiest meals of the day on a tray in their school cafeterias. CONTACTS: EWG, www.ewg.org; National School Lunch Program, www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/lunch/; Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/governance/legislation/cnr_2010.htm. Dear EarthTalk: A friend of mine told me that our government kills thousands of wild animals like bears and wolves every year in the name of protecting livestock. How can the government, which is supposed to protect dwindling numbers of animals, instead be killing them? Amy Pratt, Troy, NY Actually, the federal government kills some 100,000 carnivores every year under the U.S. Department of Agricultures (USDAs) Wildlife Services program. While the program does much more than so-called predator controlthreatened and endangered species conservation, invasive species mitigation, wildlife disease monitoring, airport bird strike prevention, rabies and rodent controlkilling bears, wolves, coyotes and mountain lions to protect livestock does take up $100 million of the federal budget each year. Animal advocates say its not fair to kill Why are some students boycotting their school lunches? ISTOCKPHOTO/THINKSTOCKNew school meal standards hope to sway American children away from unhealthy foods, which have led to 32 percent being overweight and 17 percent obese. Wholegrains, beans and dark green and orange vegetables now replace things like pizza and French fries as staples in schools that follow the program. E ARTH TALK PLEASESEEEARTH TALK PAGE22 www.nutechhearing.com M-F 9:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sat. and Sun. Appointment Needed M-F 9:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sat. and Sun. Appointment Needed 000DE6A Is Your Hearing Difficulty Earwax Buildup or Something More Serious? Expires 12/7/12. YOU NEED TO CALL IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE FREE Test Dates are available from Nov. 30 Dec. 7, 2012 Using a miniature video otoscope, well painlessly look inside your ear canal and show it on a monitor and you can watch along! 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J oin your friends and neighbors Sunday, Dec. 2, at 1:30 p.m. in Palm Grove to trim the tree and listen as the Troubadours get you in the holiday mood. Guest artist Sharon Barnes will perform on the cello. After the program enjoy refreshments furnished by the Ambassadors. Do You Remember? Troubadours ConcertTune in channel 12 for Len Teitlers presentation of the Troubadours April 2012 Spring Concert, Premiers and Encores. It will air following FYI daily at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. from Nov. 30 to Dec. 7. Troubadours need singersWe are still interested in sopranos and altos and it is not too late to call Dr. Mary Beth Lake at 352-873-8787 if you are interested. All thats needed is a pleasant voice, and that you can carry a tune and love to sing. We look forward to hearing from you. Baby Boomer Hard Rock tripThere are still seats available for the Hard Rock trip on Dec. 4. Do you have tickets? Just $21 gets $25 in free play, a $5 food voucher and bus transportation including gratuity. The bus will leave promptly from the Palm Grove lot at 11:30 a.m. and departs the Hard Rock at 6:30 p.m. Call Adele for tickets at 352-854-4963. Renaissance WomenRenaissance Women is a group open to all females in Oak Run, regardless of marital status. Our next event will be early dinner at Royal Oaks on Dec. 5. Call Iris at 352-873-9990 or Pat at 352-854-7549 to make a reservation.Oak Run TravelWe have only 3 tickets left for the hilarious hit to 5, The Musical, which is on Jan. 27 at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre. The bus leaves at 11:45 a.m. for this matinee production. The wonderful lunch buffet will be at 1:30 p.m. and the show begins at 3 p.m. Call Jackie Marcotte or Janet Madsen for information or tickets. Cost is $68.50 per person which includes lunch, show and bus drivers tip. Performing Arts CompanyPerforming Arts Company of Oak Run is pleased to announce that they now have almost a complete production team for their spring play, The Odd Couple. The team consists of Frank Porterfield, producer, Patty Waddell and Diana Schmidt, co-directors, Maddie Brown, house manager, Art Schmidt and Jim Waddell, set design, Art Scmidt, sound technician, Frank Porterfield, publicity and advertsing sales, Hal Weber, program editor, Sara Schmitt and Arline Raguso, costumes, Roseann Piscitelli, makeup, Hal and Shari Weber, lobby decor, Linda Noel, ticket sale chair, Jean Muncy, prompter, Sara Schmitt, dresser, Patty Waddell, Norma Morse and Jean Muncy, audition committee, Jim Waddell, dinner theatre chairperson, Shari Weber, dinner theatre ticket sale chairperson. Space constraints prohibit listing many others who will assist all of the above in their very responsible positions. It takes a lot of people to put together a successful show and we are so fortunate to have these people step forward to put in the time necessary to accomplish our goal. We are looking forward to a great show. Ticket information will be forthcoming very shortly and once again we want to emphasize that the best reserved seats sell out fast so get yours early. The show will be onstage at the Palm Grove Club on March 21 as a dinner theatre presentation and the 22nd, 23rd and 24 as regular presentations. Royal Oaks Womens 18 Hole Golf Tuesday, Nov. 20, we played the team event Turkey in the Oven, our traditional Thanksgiving week tournament. On the 1st hole the team chose the best net score of the four players. On the 2nd hole they had to choose the best of the remaining 3 players. On the 3rd hole they had to choose between the remaining two players scores. And then on the 4th hole the last players score had to be used, thus that player is the Turkey in the Oven. This was repeated on every four holes. The winning teams were: 1st PlaceSylvia Zappia,Judy Klein, BJ Lassiter, and Ilene Simnowitz; 2nd PlaceBette Johnson, Bea Terry, Donna Gwin, and Inge Szabo. Closest to the pin on Hole #3 was Nancy Lefebvre. The weather was beautiful and the golf course is in great shape thanks to Frank ODell and his great grounds crew. ROWGO members hope that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Royal Oaks Mens Golf Winter arrived on the 23rd of November. The temperature hit a low of 37 and resulted in a frost delay of almost 2 hours. Of the 30 who signed up only 24 braved the elements for the game, which was net points. The winners with 138 points were Ron Kowalewski, Tom Ducz, Dick Rizzo, and Chuck Engel. In second with 136 were Emmett Dowling, Virgil Hein, Paul Colatruglio, and Finn Jakobsen. Third with a 133 were Ken Frandsen, Bill Ellin, Don Aubrey, and Larry Soine. Closest to the pin were Emmett Dowling, Dave Dawson, and Virgil Hein. The next tournament is the 7th of December, so if you havent signed up yet do so quickly. This is the last one this year. Friday, November 30, 2012 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 10 ~ Friday, November 30, 2012 www.smcitizen.com the Citizen Maintain the health of your business Advertise in TO ADVERTISE Call 854-3986 ADVERTISING Joy Lutheran ChurchAdvent begins on Sunday, Dec. 2. This is the season of joy and happiness as we anticipate the coming of Christ. Pastor Edward Holloway Jr., senior pastor at Joy Lutheran Church, will honor this theme each Sunday in Advent with his messages. On Dec 2 his message will be Watch for Gods Gifts, Dec 9 the message will be Wait for God to Act, Dec 16 the message will be Receive Gods Gifts, and on Dec 23 the message will be Realign Life to God.. At each of the three Wednesday evening services, Pastor Holloway will speak to the Unknown Scholars, the Unknown Women and the Unknown Shepherd. The Advent season will culminate on Christmas Eve Dec. 24. Joy Lutheran Church will celebrate with two candlelight services, 7 and 10 p.m. Pastor Holloways message will be Rejoice Your Savior Has Come. The Joy vocal and bell choirs will provide music at the 7 p.m. service and the bell choir along with special music is scheduled for the 10 p.m. service. Communion will be served at both services. The tree will be trimmed, the wreaths hung and the poinsettias will adorn the altar. Consider attending one or both of these services for a true Christmas experience. Joy Lutheran Church is on Southwest State Road 200 at 83rd Place, Ocala. For further information call 352-854-4509 ext. 221. Ocala West Church of the NazareneAdvent schedule: Morning Worship Advent Sermon series at 10:30 a.m.: Dec. 2, The Power of Gods Word Dec. 9, Can I Get a Witness? Dec. 16, Recognizing Christ at Christmas Dec. 23, How to Know God is Real. Special Christmas evening events at 6 p.m. Dec. 2, The Star of Bethlehem Rick Larson points out biblical and historical clues revealing the incredible significance of the Star of Bethlehem. Dec. 23 Childrens program and candlelight service. Dec. 24, Christmas Eve Communion Service. We welcome you. Please join us in making this Christmas as special time of worship! Ocala West Church of the Nazarene is at 5884 S.W. 60th Ave., (Airport Road) Ocala. Our webpage is www.ocalawestnaz.org.Chabad of The VillagesChabad of The Villages presents An Evening of Remembrance, featuring Mrs. Joanne Caras, who is the star of a weekly cooking show on Monday nights called Miracles and Meals with Joanne Caras. The show appears on Monday evenings at 9 p.m. on JLTV all over the United States and in 116 other countries. For the past several years Joanne has worked tirelessly to create and promote the Holocaust Survivor Cookbook. After collecting 129 stories and over 250 recipes from Holocaust Survivors from all over the world, she has appeared on Fox TV, CBS, NBC, ABC, Israeli National TV, and national radio in the US, Canada, and Israel. Joanne has given over 250 speeches all across the world, including Canada, Mexico, England, Israel, Denmark, and Italy. Her second book Miracles & Meals, contains 115 new stories and over 250 Religion more recipes. Joanne and her husband Harvey have been married for 30 years. They live in Florida. The couple donates all of the profits from every cookbook sold to Jewish charities. Their largest donations have gone to the Carmei Hair Soup Kitchen in Jerusalem, which feeds over 500 poor and hungry Israelis every day. This event will take place Tuesday, Dec. 4 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the TownePlace Suites, 1141 Alonzo Ave., The Villages. Admission: $10 Advance or $12 at the door. RSVP appreciated at Villagers@JewishMarion.org. or Cal Rabbi Yossi or Chanie Hecht 352291-2218. A sampling of recipes from the cookbook will be served. Cookbooks will be available for purchase. Cookbooks are a great Chanukah gift! All are welcome! For more info visit www.JewishVillages.org. Countryside PresbyterianTo celebrate the first Sunday in Advent, the congregation will decorate the Chrismon tree on Dec. 4 at the 10:30 a.m. worship service at Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. Highway 200, Ocala. The Chrismon tree is highly symbolic conveying the life of Christ and the meaning of Christmas through decorations of traditional and modified ancient Christian symbols called Chrismons. The tree is evergreen representing eternal life and the Chrismons are white and gold. White suggests the innocence, purity and perfection of Christ. Gold symbolizes the glory and majesty of the Son of God. All are welcome. For further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633. 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 Smith-Adams, 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. 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BY ELOISE HOLLYFIELD ejh2025@gmail.com An active clubs news and travel mark this weeks OTOW Happenings. Lions Club The annual Christmas Tree has been placed and decorated in the H&R Ballroom, and Tags labeled by gender and age await your selection. 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; you just need to place your gift 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 needy child, and perhaps he or she will someday be able to do the same for another needy child! The Club is holding its Trash and Treasures sale on Dec. 1 beginning at 11 in the parking lot of the Bank of the Ozarks just outside the OTOW entrance gate. Theres surely some item that may prove useful to you or may serve as a spontaneous gift for someone you know. Check it out! 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, 2013. 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. Travel ToppersStarting next Monday, Dec. 3, Travel Toppers will be accepting reservations for a trip that is not in the fall brochure. On Saturday, March 23, 2013, the group will be going to the Show Palace Dinner Theater to see Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. The show is about the familiar Biblical tale of Joseph and his coat of many colors. The music, by Andrew Lloyd Webber, is in a variety of music styles from country-western, calypso, bubble gum pop and rock n roll. Cost is $73 that covers the show, a delicious meal, plus coach and tips for driver. To reserve your seat, call Audrey Mangan beginning Dec. 3 at 352-854-7074 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Friday, November 30, 2012 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 18 ~ Friday, November 30, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Friendship Baptist Sunday Services at Friendship Baptist Church on Dec. 2 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 the choir and special musical renditions will be under the direction of Mrs. Linda Brown. A Christmas Cantata Ill be Home for Christmas will be presented by the church choir under the direction of Mrs. Brown on Sunday at 6 p.m. On Wednesday, Dec. 5, the Bible study hour and Teen Impact will be at 7 p.m. Friendship Baptist Church is at 9510 S.W. 105th St., off State Road 200. The church phone is 352-237-2640. Christs Church of Marion CountySunday, Dec. 2: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 3: Garden of Hope meeting, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4: Ladies crafts, 9 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29: Church Photos, 10 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 16: Sunday school, 9:30 a.m. Choir Christmas musical presentation, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 30: Joy Night, 5 p.m. Christs Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., off State Road 200, Ocala. Phone is 352-861-6182, website is www.ccomc.org.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. They want to share the love of Christ. AWANA is an exciting program of Christian learning and games of competition with awards. AWANA is an ongoing program and registration is always open. For further information, please call 352-347-5683. Programs for young people 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. Each Wednesday evening at 6:45 p.m. a Youth Bible Study (L.I.G.H.T.) is held at the church. Maranatha Baptist Church is at 525 Marion Oaks Trail. Please call 352-3475683 for further information and directions to the church. First CongregationalJoin members of First Congregational United Church of Christ on a fundraising cruise aboard Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Freedom of the Seas departing on May 5, 2013 to the Eastern Caribbean. A deposit of $250 per person is due by Nov. 1. For more information, call 352-873-6779 or 352-237-2309. Religion All dinner are open to the public in the dining hall Saturday breakfast is served from 8 to 10 a.m. Donation is $4. 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 held on Friday, Dec. 7, from 4 to 6 p.m. The buffet includes beef or chicken tacos 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 6:30 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 and Saturday night. Canteen lunches are served Monday through Friday from opening to 3 p.m. Fridays feature is Bobs steak and cheese. Hall rental Rental includes a non-smoking hall with catering and kitchen services available. The reasonable rates are based on specific needs. For more information, contact Bob O. at 904-716-0578 (please leave a message and we will return your call). VFW Post 4781 is at 9401 S.W. 110th St., behind Sims Furniture. Phone is 352-8734781. Upcoming events at VFW Post 4781 Read the classifieds I n an effort to help our countrys economy I spent Black Friday last week at the mall. Bargains abounded but not for anything useful to me. I wound up sitting on a bench watching the shoppers and realizing that people are interesting. They all have different personalities, characteristics, habits, and shapes. And, different stories that I just have to write about in todays Pun Alley.No help A church attendee took a Bible just about every Sunday, taking it home after the service. The minister didnt mind because the minister hoped that he would read the Bible. Weeks went by and more Bibles were missing. The minister went to the man and asked, Have you been taking the Good Book from us? The man said, No, Reverend. Ill swear to that on a stack of Bibles. Talking stockTwo stockbrokers met in a cafe. Ordering drinks, one said, Lets not talk shop tonight. Lets talk about women. The other stockbroker said, Fine. Common or preferred? Really?Several office people were sitting in the break room having a coffee break one morning. One of them opened up the newspaper and read everyones horoscope. When she finished, a colleague asked her about her beliefs regarding horoscopes. Gwen, she said, Do you really believe in astrology? Oh, no, Gwen replied. I dont believe in any of that stuff. Im a Capricorn and were very skeptical.Real artJake, while not a brilliant scholar, was a gifted portrait artist. His fame grew and soon people from all over were coming to Kentucky to have portraits done. One day a stretch limo pulled up to his house with a beautiful lady. She asked Jake if he would paint her in the nude; she was willing to pay $5,000. This was the first time anyone had made this request. Not wanting to get into trouble with his wife, Jake asked the lady to wait while he asked the wife. In a few minutes he returned and said, Sure, Ill paint you in the nude, but Ill leave my socks on so Ill have a place to wipe my brushes.Dim wits They thought they couldnt use their AM radio in the evening. Some cause happiness wherever they go, others whenever they go. At the bottom of the application where it says sign they put Sagittarius. Some people are no good at counting calories and have the figures to prove it. They studied for a blood test. One nice thing about egotists is that they dont talk about other people. John was in a Disney store and picked up a little stuffed dwarf with Sleepy written on its shirt. He started running his hands over it, and said, Wed better get going. Im feeling a little sleepy. Some people work as bakers because they knead the dough. She had a shirt that read, TGIF, which she thought stood for This Goes In Front.Celebration A man and his wife were dining at an Ocala restaurant and the husband was staring at a lady swigging her gin as she sat alone at a nearby table. The wife asked, Do you know her? Yes, replied the husband. Shes my ex-wife. She took to drinking right after we divorced seven years ago and I hear she hasnt been sober since. Wow! said the wife, Who would think a person could go on celebrating that long? Drink to it One of the most successful sample packages of wines comprised two 250 ml bottles, two 500 ml bottles, and two 1000 ml bottles. To the bottlers surprise, after purchasing the beverage, most people chose to drink from the 1000 ml container first. Post-marketing research showed that it was the liter of the pack. Tea is betterMany people assume that Earl Gray tea got its name by being the favorite of that English earl. However, there is a small town in Wales named Earl Gray where the towns citizens are getting concerned about the ability of their mayor to continue in office. The incumbent was initially elected in 1988 and she has run unopposed in every election since. Unfortunately, her age now hinders her from getting about. What the citizens are saying is that the Earl Gray mayor, she aint what she used to be. Dick and his wife Jane live in Oak Run. Watching the shoppers can produce interesting stories P UN ALLEY D F Dick Frank Lions Club annual Christmas tree has list of children to help OTOW HAPPENINGS Read the classifieds 000BDR6 FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED LOCATED IN CANOPY OAK PLAZA C ALL 237-7020 FOR APPT W ALK INS WELCOME H a i r & N a i l s Hair & Nails 000DDRC S T U D I O 2 0 0 S T U D I O 2 0 0 STUDIO 200 F U L L S E R V I C E S A L O N FULL SERVICE SALON W h e r e e v e r y s e r v i c e i s a n e x p e r i e n c e W h e r e e v e r y s e r v i c e i s a n e x p e r i e n c e Where every service is an experience MANICURE & PEDICURE $ 29 00 Cannot be combined with other offers. Must present coupon. Coupon Expires 12/7/12 OUR CHRISTMAS GIFT TO YOU $ 3 OFF ANY $50 SERVICE Fo r service on ly Can no t b e com b ine d w ith o th er offers. Must present coupon. Coup on Exp ires 12/ 7/ 12 000D2H4 000D3DW ALL FAITH CREMATION SOCIETY 000DDV7 8810 SW SR 200 Suite 107, Kingsland Plaza Across from Pine Run352-291-7626 Mon. 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BCBS, Blue Options, Cigna, United Health Care, Aetna, Tricare, Medicare and most insurances accepted/billed. Dr. James John Wisdo, D.O. www.wisdofamilymedicine.com 000DASM Dot Baker 207-8399 (Located in Kingsland Plaza, 8810 Hwy. 200, across from Pine Run, at traffic light) (352) 854-6464 Toll Free 1-800-749-3245 E-mail: service@eaglerealtyofocala.com Website: www.EagleRealtyOfOcala.com Of Ocala, Inc. LAND RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL 000DD2V 8682B SW 93 PL $45,000 MLS 379155 THIS HOME IS PENDING DO YOU WANT TO SELL YOUR VILLA NOW? WE NEED LISTINGS. Birmingham 2 bedroom, 2 bath, Family RoomKitchen and Formal Living-Dining Room, Florida room, appliances, window treatments, AC 2012 OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY December 2, 2012 1:00 to 2:00 pm ON TOP OF THE WORLD RESALES Dot Baker 207-8399 Dir.: SW Hwy 200 to OTOW pass guard to R 85 Ter, L 83 Ter, L 93 Pl, Home on L. Want to see this PENDING note on your home? Come and see me Sunday at the Open House at 8682B SW 93 Pl. LETS TALK! 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that we are thankful for. There is a beauty in that that defies understanding. Unfortunately in this time of warmth and thanksgiving, there are some families who are divided by squabbles and bickering that keep them from enjoying Thanksgiving with each other and their relatives. If settlers can overcome their losses; if a nation can heal after a disastrous Civil War; if in the midst of turmoil and hardship so many can be giving thanks to a benevolent God; is it impossible to heal broken families? Perhaps your complaint is with your neighbor or some one who was once your friend; maybe with a family member who you feel slighted you; maybe with a child or parent that you disagreed with; wouldnt it be great that by the time Christmas got here, those differences could be put aside? What better way to say Thank you than by being at peace with your family and friends; your neighbors and your kin; and with yourself. God Bless you and yours. John Everlove From Your ReporterThis past week Suzi and I had the honor of sharing Thanksgiving Day dinner with our Cherrywood family. The food was terrific and plentiful and the company was outstanding. Heartfelt thanks to Marti and Marty Duesel for a wonderful time. It isnt often that I plug anyone or anything but on Saturday night, at the Ocala Sweeps (Next to Sav a Lot) I saw the Sounds of Time. Kathy and Joe Mongerio are the two musicians/singers that make up this professional entertainment combo. They are great talents with an impressive resume who provide dance music; karaoke and solos for various groups and home owners associations. If youre looking for top notch entertainment for an event, contact them at 352629-5947 and check them out. Youll be glad you did. If you have any comments or suggestions for articles you would like to see in the Cherrywood section of the South Marion Citizen please contact me at urperssec@yahoo.com. I am always pleased to hear from you, the reader. Friday, November 30, 2012 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 12 ~ Friday, November 30, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Attend the worship service of your choice... Read the classifieds CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 16 Moose Lodge activities Friday, Nov. 30, fish or shrimp 5 to 7 p.m., Town and Country Music and Dance 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, lasagna dinner, 5 to 7 p.m., Elvis on Tour show Kenn e Grube, Elvis impersonator entertainment 6 to 10 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, Moose Legion celebration at Silver Springs, 11 a.m., Bar Bingo 4 to 6 p.m., football in the Social Quarters. Monday, Dec. 3, Coney dogs all day. Tuesday, Dec. 4, dart league at 5:45 (new league just starting, newcomers welcome). Wednesday, Dec. 5, Time to decorate for the season (all day). Thursday, Dec. 6, Academy of Friendship and Red Hat Ladies, 11:30 a.m. cards 1 p.m.; shuffleboard 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, 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., one mile North of State Road 200 across from the Oak Run entrance. Phone is 352-854-2200. Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com 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 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 000COJM 4800 SW 20th St Ocala, FL 34474 352-237-5611 www.bereanbaptist.net Berean Baptist Church Independent Fundamental Dr. Mike Patton Pastor Sunday Bible Study 9:45am Sunday Worship 10:45am & 6:00pm Wednesday Bible Study 7:00pm Assistive Listening System Nursery provided for all services 9330 SW 105th St., Ocala, FL 34481 854-9550 www.ocalawestumc.com 100th Ave. SW 105th St SW 110th St 484 Marion Oaks Library SW 103rd St Pine Run OTOW 80th Ave. 60th Ave. 49th Ave. Oak Run 200 484 A Place for You... Rev. Alan Jefferson No matter what your age is, no matter where You come from, no matter who you are, There is a place for you at Ocala West UMC Traditional Worship 8:00 & 11:00 A.M. Casual & Contemporary 9:30 A.M. Children & Youth Ministries 000CG1V 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 0 0 0 D C K Q Sunday Bible Study 9:30 a.m. Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Pastor: Matt Hunt Assoc. Pastor Kevin Hunt (Independent) 6158 SW Hwy. 200 Jasmine Plaza Ocala, FL 34476 873-4705 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 000D2EX 000DDMB Novena To St. Claire Ask St. Claire for 3 favors: 1 business, 2 impossible personal. Say 9 Hail Marys for 9 days with a lighted candle. Pray whether you believe or not. Publish it on the 9th day. 9 Days May the Sacred heart of Jesus be praised, adored, glorfied and loved today and everyday throughout the world forever and ever. Amen. Your request will be granted no matter how impossible it may seem. G.R.F. John M. Boyett, Jr. Financial Advisor Free Investment Reviews 352-237-2008 800-757-3129 8441 SW Hwy. 200, Ste. 119 Ocala Fl 34481 www.edwardjones.com Member SIP C 000CM85 000DCON 000DB37 I N F I N I T I INFINITI FINE FURNITURE CONSIGNMENT B R E W & B R O W S E B R E W & B R O W S E BREW & BROWSE S P E C I A L T Y C O F F E E S S P E C I A L T Y C O F F E E S S PECIALTY C OFFEES ALWAYS ACCEPTING FINE CONSIGNMENTS Home Dcor Evening Dresses Wedding & Prom Dresses Accessories FREE COFFEE WITH AD 7470 SW 60th Ave., Ocala 352-671-1890 Rosemary Freimuth-Owner

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Friday, November 30, 2012 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 16 ~ Friday, November 30, 2012 www.smcitizen.com L inda Sisto and our own Songbirds performed on Friday, Nov. 23 (Black Friday) at Paddock Mall. Rich Becotte provided the musical accompaniment as the group sang and put everyone in the Christmas spirit. Large crowds stopped and listened, taking a break from their gift buying to hear Christmas Carols and other light, lively and fun songs of the season. As always, our Songbirds were well received with applause and approving comments from the on looking throngs. We congratulate Linda, Rich and all who participated in this community outreach project. Just a reminder, the Songbirds still need a piano player to work with them through the season. Contact Linda at 352-509-7245 if you would like to work with this talented and cheerful group. Remember, you dont need to be a Cherrywood resident to take advantage of this opportunity.Crochet ClubMany members have spent their summer creating beautiful handmade dolls, toys, bibs, sweaters, hats, afghans, etc. to make some families very happy for Christmas. The list goes on and on. Some of these families would receive nothing else. The generous donations from many individuals have gone into these creations. We would especially like to thank the following individuals: Ellen Brown of Woods and Meadows for the beautiful hand knit hats, Margaret Buck and Midge Lee for yarn, and Carol Adams for yarn and needle craft supplies from Ocala West Methodist Church. We are all very appreciative, and please know that all items will be made into something for our charity work. You may recognize some of your donations in the items pictured. Donations of supplies are most gratefully appreciated and may be dropped off with Geri at the clubhouse or just stop by on our regular meeting day so we may thank you in person. Lap afghans were also donated to the TimberRidge facility through the request of the Veterans Club. The Crochet and Knitters Club meets every Friday afternoon in the library/card room of the clubhouse from 1 to 3 p.m. Come on out and join us, or just stop by to see our work in progress. The coffees always on. Trim a Tree PartyOn Sunday, Dec. 2 at 6 p.m., our clubhouse will become the focal point for an annual event that brings out the Christmas spirit in all of our residents. This is the evening we will be decorating our community Christmas tree. Each resident has bought or made an ornament that is inscribed with their name and the date they moved into Cherrywood Estates. Every year, these ornaments are brought out and we gather to place them on our tree. Our own Songbirds will be providing music and everyone is encouraged to bring Christmas snacks to share with friends and neighbors. Beverages of choice are also welcome so Songbirds bring holiday cheer to Paddock Mall dont be afraid to get into the spirits of the season. This is a great time and gives each of us a chance to get ready for the joyous season of Christmas. If you are new to Cherrywood, bring a decoration that has your name and the date you moved in; and then add it to our tree and join in this wonderful tradition. Veterans meetingDecember 6 is the last meeting of the year for our Veterans Club and it promises to be a great one. The SEE CHERRYWOOD PAGE14 C HERRYWOOD ESTATES J E John Everlove able seating and fresh air. There is no fee charged for this excellent forum on the subject of Winter Gardening, You dont want to miss this opportunity.BiloxiIn January there is a super IP Casino Resort and Spa getaway planned. Deluxe Motor Tours will leave out of Cherrywood on Sunday, Jan. 13 and head west for Biloxi. For three nights youll stay in the luxurious accommodations of the IP Casino. Enjoy $25 in free slot play and $24 in food coupons while you spend your time enjoying the gaming; entertainment; delicious food and relaxing. As an added bonus, youll visit the Hard Rock Casino and the Palace casino where youll receive $15 in free slot play at each venue. For just $159 youll get three nights and four days for this mini-vacation including the transportation and room plus those bonus coupons. Dont miss this opportunity. Call Natalie at 352-854-4561 to reserve your place for this terrific excursion. Spotlight on Giving ThanksBecause of the Thanksgiving Holiday, interviewing people to be in the Spotlight on Excellence was nearly impossible. So, at the suggestion of some of my friends I would like to take the liberty of sharing some Thanksgiving thoughts with you, the reader, as we enter into the holiday season. The first Thanksgiving was held in 1621, a year after the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock. That first year must have been horrible because half of the original colonists died by the time of that first Thanksgiving. Because of the friendship of the Wampanoag Indians, the first settlers learned survival skills for the New World. They were taught what and how to plant; what game to hunt and what shelters to build to protect them from the harsh weather. By the next winter of that first year, there was plenty of food and meat for the remaining pilgrims. To celebrate their large store of wild game birds; deer; lobster and fish; gourds and other goodies, the Pilgrims invited the King of the tribe, Massusoit and Squanto along with about 90 others to join them in a feast. For three days the group ate, played games, danced and ate some more. Since there was no refrigeration, leftovers were not an option; thus the three days of eating. During the meal; eating with the fingers; spitting and throwing bones on the floor was totally acceptable. I guess in some families that still may be true but Emily Post would be spinning in her grave at the thought of it. As time went on, many individual communities and then the states celebrated a Thanksgiving Day. Not until November of 1863 did the United States of America celebrate Thanksgiving as a national holiday. Instituted by Abraham Lincoln, in his Proclamation he stated, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November as a day of thanksgiving and Praise to our Beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. This proclamation came just months after the bloody battle of Gettysburg and right in the midst of the Civil War. It was a time when nearly every household had been touched directly by the conflict with some family member either killed; wounded or missing in the conflict. From that time on, with minor exceptions, the fourth Thursday of every November we Americans take the time to remember all that we are grateful for. Families and friends gather, not to share gifts, but rather to share time. Willing hands bustle from kitchen to dinning room carrying plate; after platter; after bowl after dishes filled with an abundance of food. Relatives and friends sit around a table laughing and joking as they drink toasts to one another and sharing experiences of days gone by. Little children gaze at the food and desserts arrayed before them with wide eyes and eager forks. And then, in most homes, the chatter and conversation ceases for a moment and the room grows quiet. One of the hosts or a special guest is asked to pray; to give thanks to God for all we have. This solemn moment of prayer is observed with polite impatience in the young and with quiet reflection by the old; but the true meaning of Thanksgiving is served to all equally. Many families go around the table with each person stating what they personally are grateful for. It is interesting to hear these answers and ponder the differences of each individual. Yet, the point is that like the Pilgrims before us who lost half of their number in one year; like our Nation that was torn apart by a dreadful Civil War; in times of upheaval and conflict, each of us still has something or somethings CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 15 Trivia contestants at Cherrywood. SEE CHERRYWOOD PAGE17 Representing Ocala area residents for over 40 years The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements Before you decide, ask us to send free written information about our qualifications and experience. 7743 S.W. 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Its free and open to everyone with an interest in photography. Grab your camera and come on out. Trivia NightFred OHern dished up a plentiful serving of Thanksgiving questions on Trivia Night this past Wednesday, the 21st. About 30 people wrestled with such questions as, How high does a fresh cranberry bounce when dropped on the floor? and From where did the Pilgrims begin their journey to the New World? Because theyve been in the news lately, there were also a few questions about Hostess Twinkies thrown in for good measure; such as What was the original filling in the Twinkie? Everyone in the surprisingly large crowd for the night before Thanksgiving had a lot of laughs and enjoyed the good time that is Trivia Night at Cherrywood. Next month Donna James will be our quizmaster and challenge everyone on their knowledge of Christmas. Instead of the usual one dollar to play,Friday, November 30, 2012 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 14 ~ Friday, November 30, 2012 www.smcitizen.com guest speaker(s) for the meeting will be members of our CERT team who will offer a brief overview of what they can do and are doing for our community. Next, our own Color Guard will be honored for their continued excellent service to our Veterans Club and the community. This will be a chance for everyone to personally thank each member for their dedication and sacrifices in performing at our Veterans Day; Memorial Day; Honor Flight and other occasions. Lastly a brief business meeting will proceed where the membership will vote on the recommended disbursements to our many charities. Immediately following the meeting, social hour will commence on the patio where liquid refreshments are served. These meetings are open to not only our members but all of the residents of Cherrywood. Come out and see your Veterans Club at work; learn of the many services we render to the community and take part in our activities. Shutterbugs Camera ClubOn Friday, Dec. 7 at 10 a.m. in the library, the Shutterbugs will meet to have their Thanksgiving photos judged. The best photo will win a prize and all our residents are welcomed to enter the contest. To be eligible, the photo must have a Thanksgiving theme and must have been taken by the person entering the picture. In addition to the contest, members will be deciding about next months activities and field trips. CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 13 The Cherrywood Songbirds during their performance at the Paddock Mall. everyone is asked to bring some Christmas goodies to pass around for everyone. If everyone cooperates it should be a great time to feed the body as well as the mind. Naturally, you are encouraged to bring the drinks of your choice. Wednesday, Dec. 19 at 6 p.m. is when the brain teasing fun begins so dont miss out. Oh, you want to know the answers to the questions; the first one is inches; second, Holland; and the third, Banana Cream. Now, wasnt that simple? Gran Torino on Movie NightClint Eastwood stars in Gran Torino, our feature presentation for Movie Night at Cherrywood on Tuesday evening Dec. 4 at 6 p.m. This hard-hitting action flick was a critically acclaimed box office smash hit when it first came out in theaters. Rated R for language, the movie offers realism and an intriguing plot to entertain almost everyone. Movie nights offer a free evening of entertainment in a relaxed atmosphere. Popcorn and lemonade is provided for all of our residents but if you would like to bring your own candy; snacks and beverages, you can do that too. Come a little early to get good seats and watch Gran Torino on the big screen in the clubhouse. End of Time PartyOn Dec. 21, the Mayan Calendar runs out of days. Some people state that this is when the world will end although theyre not quite sure just how that will happen. We here at Cherrywood decided that if the world does come to an end on that day, we want to be together for one last fling. Hence theres a sock hop dance planned for that night at 7 p.m. Tickets are not required as the evening is free but bring some refreshments to pass around and of course your own beverages. Rich Becotte will provide the entertainment and mellow dance music. What the heck, if the prediction is true, you wont have to worry about hangovers; leftovers; or combovers; so come and enjoy the End of Time with your friends and neighbors in the clubhouse. P .S. If the Mayans are correct, disregard the next article concerning the New Years Eve party.New Years at CherrywoodNew Years Eve join in the fun of welcoming 2013. We will have a gala party with party favors; refreshments; music; champagne; dancing and of course, Auld Lang Syne. The cost is only $10 per person and you can get your tickets from Geri in the office. This is always one of the classic parties of the year and a highlight of the social calendar here at Cherrywood. Everyone has a great time as we bring in the New Year and say good bye to the old year in style. The party starts at 9 p.m. in the clubhouse and the fun doesnt stop until the New Year officially begins. What better way to start out the New Year than by being with your friends and Cherrywood family to party hardy and share your reflections on this past year and your hopes for the next? Youre right, theres no better way than spending New Years Eve with the Cherrywood gang.A Cautionary NoteSome of our walkers have complained about pet owners not picking up after their dogs lately. Hopefully this is not true and all of our responsible dog owners carry bags to pick up after their companions. What is possible is that coyotes are the culprits. Since Ocala is known for its abundance of these critters and others such rascals as raccoons; black bear; falcons and other predatory birds, pet owners are cautioned to stay close to their furry friends and protect them from any dangers. Cherrywood is a beautiful and safe community and we, the residents, will endeavor to always keep it that way. All pet owners should pick up after their dogs and stay close by them when they are outdoors to insure their safety. Cherrywood BingoEvery Thursday at 7 p.m. the Bingo players come to the clubhouse to try their luck at winning cash prizes and to share exciting competition. Bring you friends; your family; your snacks and your drinks then come out and play Bingo. Theres lots of room and lots of fun for all so dont miss it. Attention card playersThere are at least two opportunities open to card players here at Cherrywood. The first is for Cribbage players. Every Tuesday at 12:30 in the card room, a good group of people join in for a try at this challenging and fun game. The level of your playing ability doesnt matter because even if youve never played the game before, someone will be happy to teach you how. Now, if you are an accomplished player, rest assured there will be some one there to challenge your expertise. A second card game thats equally as fun as Cribbage is Double Deck Pinochle. The Pinochle club meets Sunday evenings at 6 p.m. in the card room. This also is an interesting and challenging game that requires a degree of skill as well as the luck of the cards. As with the Cribbage Club, there are people available to teach newcomers all about the game so dont be bashful. With these two card games not only will you learn a new skill but youll meet some great people; have a fun time and enjoy a relaxing evening away from your TV set. What better way to improve your mind than by gaining new knowledge and making new friends? Bocce Ball Dont forget that Bocce Ball is now at 7 p.m. on Fridays at the Bocce Courts behind the clubhouse. This is a fun time for everyone, players and spectators alike culminating in a social time immediately following the games. Everyone brings something to the party atmosphere; their drinks; snacks; sense of humor and occasionally some skill at playing Bocce Ball. You can join in the fun of playing or you can sit on the sidelines and root for your favorite team. Teams are assigned on any given night so if you come by yourself and want to play you will be assured a spot on a team. This makes the competition pretty equal and everyone is just there for a good time anyway. Except for the cost of the refreshments you bring, Bocce Night is free. Oh, in case of cold or rainy weather, dont let that keep you from coming out. The players and on lookers simply retire to the clubhouse and sit around the warm fire talking about Bocce Ball and other things of course. You would have to go a long way to find a better group of people than our Bocce Ball players. Dont miss a chance to play; watch or just socialize with them. Winter GardeningOn Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 11:15 a.m., Master Gardener Norma Farnull will be giving a presentation to our Gardening Club on Winter Gardening in Central Florida. This is a great chance for anyone with questions about their shrubs and trees; lawns and gardens; flowers and blooms to get answers about protecting; planting; and pampering their yard through the cold months of winter. If you are new to Cherrywood, or new to gardening, you should come out and share your interest with a great group of like minded people. Our Garden Club is an active part of this community with monthly meetings; shared knowledge; and annual awards for outstanding lawns and gardens in our area. The meeting will be held on the patio of the Cherrywood clubhouse where there is plenty of comfortSEE CHERRYWOOD PAGE15 CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 14 SEE CHERRYWOOD PAGE16 USE THEM OR LOSE THEM Dr. Reynaldo Gonzalez and Dr. Mundi Buechele 7621 SW HWY. 200, JUST WEST OF THE NEW LOWES (352) 401-0707 0 0 0 D 4 I D Utilize your dental benefits by Dec. 31 or lose your entire 2012 allowance. ACT NOW! Call today to schedule your complimentary consultation. Complete Dental and Cosmetic Procedures Need a GREAT change in your life? The new putting green is just another reason to live at The Bridge at Ocala! Move to The Bridge where warmth, charm and gracious hospitality is a way of life. We have everything but YOU! Relax and make us your home now! AN ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY M i s s t h e g o l f c o u r s e ? Miss the golf course? C o m e t r y o u r n e w p u t t i n g g r e e n Come try our new putting green! Tours Tours Tours Tours Call to make a reservation for a lunch/tour. We would love to share with you what The Bridge Community is all about! We look forward to hearing from you soon. Space is limited, so make your reservations today!!! RSVP (352) 873-2036 2800 SW 41st St., Bldg. 200 Ocala, FL 34474 000CW21 000D5U1 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 000DE1D 000DC71 7201 SW Hwy. 200 Ocala (352) 629-0900 (4 miles west of I-75, just before Lowes) (4 miles west of I-75, just before Lowes) (352) 629-0900 Other locations throughout the southeast 7201 SW Hwy. 200 Ocala GREAT FINANCING ON EZ-GO CARTS! GOLF CARTS STARTING AT $1,995 WITH HEADLIGHTS AND TAIL LIGHT! WHAT BATTERY A RE Y OU L OOKING F OR ??? Automotive Marine Lawn Mower Golf Cart Cordless Phone Riding Toys Computer Back Up Tractor Motorcycle ATV Camcorder Cellular Phone Wheel Chairs Game Feeder Emergency Lights Security Systems Battery Packs Laptop Computers Alkaline Complete Stock Of Batteries For: CUSTOM BATTERY PACKS LAPTOP COMPUTER BATTERIES CAMCORDER BATTERIES WHEELCHAIR BATTERIES SECURITY SYSTEM BATTERIES AUTOMOTIVE BATTERIES FARM TRACTOR BATTERIES JET SKI BATTERIES GAME FEED BATTERIES MARINE BATTERIES CELL PHONE BATTERIES POWER WHEELS BATTERIES WATCH BATTERIES KEY REMOTE BATTERIES TRUCK BATTERIES CORDLESS PHONE BATTERIES EMERGENCY LIGHT BATTERIES ATV BATTERIES MOTORCYCLE BATTERIES LAWNMOWER BATTERIES 000DD09 National Cremation Society FREE Seminar T h i n k i n g A b o u t Thinking About C r e m a t i o n ? Cremation? Topics Include: Preplanning Options Veterans Benefits Travel Protection Financing Available Please, First-Time Attendees Only Floridas Oldest and Largest N ATIONAL C REMATION S OCIETY 352-728-0093 Please call for reservations Limited Seating Complimentary Breakfast will be provided Olive Garden 3313 College Rd. Tues, Dec. 4 10:30 a.m. Lunch Mimis 4414 SW College Rd. Mon., Dec. 10 9:30 a.m. Breakfast Oasis Restaurant 7651 SR 200 Circle Sq. Plaza Thurs., Dec. 6 10:30 a.m. Meal Red Lobster 3393 S.W. College Road Mon., Dec. 17 11:00 a.m. Lunch Codys Roadhouse 2505 SW College Rd. Tues., Dec. 11 10:30 a.m. Lunch

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Its free and open to everyone with an interest in photography. Grab your camera and come on out. Trivia NightFred OHern dished up a plentiful serving of Thanksgiving questions on Trivia Night this past Wednesday, the 21st. About 30 people wrestled with such questions as, How high does a fresh cranberry bounce when dropped on the floor? and From where did the Pilgrims begin their journey to the New World? Because theyve been in the news lately, there were also a few questions about Hostess Twinkies thrown in for good measure; such as What was the original filling in the Twinkie? Everyone in the surprisingly large crowd for the night before Thanksgiving had a lot of laughs and enjoyed the good time that is Trivia Night at Cherrywood. Next month Donna James will be our quizmaster and challenge everyone on their knowledge of Christmas. Instead of the usual one dollar to play,Friday, November 30, 2012 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 14 ~ Friday, November 30, 2012 www.smcitizen.com guest speaker(s) for the meeting will be members of our CERT team who will offer a brief overview of what they can do and are doing for our community. Next, our own Color Guard will be honored for their continued excellent service to our Veterans Club and the community. This will be a chance for everyone to personally thank each member for their dedication and sacrifices in performing at our Veterans Day; Memorial Day; Honor Flight and other occasions. Lastly a brief business meeting will proceed where the membership will vote on the recommended disbursements to our many charities. Immediately following the meeting, social hour will commence on the patio where liquid refreshments are served. These meetings are open to not only our members but all of the residents of Cherrywood. Come out and see your Veterans Club at work; learn of the many services we render to the community and take part in our activities. Shutterbugs Camera ClubOn Friday, Dec. 7 at 10 a.m. in the library, the Shutterbugs will meet to have their Thanksgiving photos judged. The best photo will win a prize and all our residents are welcomed to enter the contest. To be eligible, the photo must have a Thanksgiving theme and must have been taken by the person entering the picture. In addition to the contest, members will be deciding about next months activities and field trips. CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 13 The Cherrywood Songbirds during their performance at the Paddock Mall. everyone is asked to bring some Christmas goodies to pass around for everyone. If everyone cooperates it should be a great time to feed the body as well as the mind. Naturally, you are encouraged to bring the drinks of your choice. Wednesday, Dec. 19 at 6 p.m. is when the brain teasing fun begins so dont miss out. Oh, you want to know the answers to the questions; the first one is inches; second, Holland; and the third, Banana Cream. Now, wasnt that simple? Gran Torino on Movie NightClint Eastwood stars in Gran Torino, our feature presentation for Movie Night at Cherrywood on Tuesday evening Dec. 4 at 6 p.m. This hard-hitting action flick was a critically acclaimed box office smash hit when it first came out in theaters. Rated R for language, the movie offers realism and an intriguing plot to entertain almost everyone. Movie nights offer a free evening of entertainment in a relaxed atmosphere. Popcorn and lemonade is provided for all of our residents but if you would like to bring your own candy; snacks and beverages, you can do that too. Come a little early to get good seats and watch Gran Torino on the big screen in the clubhouse. End of Time PartyOn Dec. 21, the Mayan Calendar runs out of days. Some people state that this is when the world will end although theyre not quite sure just how that will happen. We here at Cherrywood decided that if the world does come to an end on that day, we want to be together for one last fling. Hence theres a sock hop dance planned for that night at 7 p.m. Tickets are not required as the evening is free but bring some refreshments to pass around and of course your own beverages. Rich Becotte will provide the entertainment and mellow dance music. What the heck, if the prediction is true, you wont have to worry about hangovers; leftovers; or combovers; so come and enjoy the End of Time with your friends and neighbors in the clubhouse. P .S. If the Mayans are correct, disregard the next article concerning the New Years Eve party.New Years at CherrywoodNew Years Eve join in the fun of welcoming 2013. We will have a gala party with party favors; refreshments; music; champagne; dancing and of course, Auld Lang Syne. The cost is only $10 per person and you can get your tickets from Geri in the office. This is always one of the classic parties of the year and a highlight of the social calendar here at Cherrywood. Everyone has a great time as we bring in the New Year and say good bye to the old year in style. The party starts at 9 p.m. in the clubhouse and the fun doesnt stop until the New Year officially begins. What better way to start out the New Year than by being with your friends and Cherrywood family to party hardy and share your reflections on this past year and your hopes for the next? Youre right, theres no better way than spending New Years Eve with the Cherrywood gang.A Cautionary NoteSome of our walkers have complained about pet owners not picking up after their dogs lately. Hopefully this is not true and all of our responsible dog owners carry bags to pick up after their companions. What is possible is that coyotes are the culprits. Since Ocala is known for its abundance of these critters and others such rascals as raccoons; black bear; falcons and other predatory birds, pet owners are cautioned to stay close to their furry friends and protect them from any dangers. Cherrywood is a beautiful and safe community and we, the residents, will endeavor to always keep it that way. All pet owners should pick up after their dogs and stay close by them when they are outdoors to insure their safety. Cherrywood BingoEvery Thursday at 7 p.m. the Bingo players come to the clubhouse to try their luck at winning cash prizes and to share exciting competition. Bring you friends; your family; your snacks and your drinks then come out and play Bingo. Theres lots of room and lots of fun for all so dont miss it. Attention card playersThere are at least two opportunities open to card players here at Cherrywood. The first is for Cribbage players. Every Tuesday at 12:30 in the card room, a good group of people join in for a try at this challenging and fun game. The level of your playing ability doesnt matter because even if youve never played the game before, someone will be happy to teach you how. Now, if you are an accomplished player, rest assured there will be some one there to challenge your expertise. A second card game thats equally as fun as Cribbage is Double Deck Pinochle. The Pinochle club meets Sunday evenings at 6 p.m. in the card room. This also is an interesting and challenging game that requires a degree of skill as well as the luck of the cards. As with the Cribbage Club, there are people available to teach newcomers all about the game so dont be bashful. With these two card games not only will you learn a new skill but youll meet some great people; have a fun time and enjoy a relaxing evening away from your TV set. What better way to improve your mind than by gaining new knowledge and making new friends? Bocce Ball Dont forget that Bocce Ball is now at 7 p.m. on Fridays at the Bocce Courts behind the clubhouse. This is a fun time for everyone, players and spectators alike culminating in a social time immediately following the games. Everyone brings something to the party atmosphere; their drinks; snacks; sense of humor and occasionally some skill at playing Bocce Ball. You can join in the fun of playing or you can sit on the sidelines and root for your favorite team. Teams are assigned on any given night so if you come by yourself and want to play you will be assured a spot on a team. This makes the competition pretty equal and everyone is just there for a good time anyway. Except for the cost of the refreshments you bring, Bocce Night is free. Oh, in case of cold or rainy weather, dont let that keep you from coming out. The players and on lookers simply retire to the clubhouse and sit around the warm fire talking about Bocce Ball and other things of course. You would have to go a long way to find a better group of people than our Bocce Ball players. Dont miss a chance to play; watch or just socialize with them. Winter GardeningOn Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 11:15 a.m., Master Gardener Norma Farnull will be giving a presentation to our Gardening Club on Winter Gardening in Central Florida. This is a great chance for anyone with questions about their shrubs and trees; lawns and gardens; flowers and blooms to get answers about protecting; planting; and pampering their yard through the cold months of winter. If you are new to Cherrywood, or new to gardening, you should come out and share your interest with a great group of like minded people. Our Garden Club is an active part of this community with monthly meetings; shared knowledge; and annual awards for outstanding lawns and gardens in our area. The meeting will be held on the patio of the Cherrywood clubhouse where there is plenty of comfortSEE CHERRYWOOD PAGE15 CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 14 SEE CHERRYWOOD PAGE16 USE THEM OR LOSE THEM Dr. Reynaldo Gonzalez and Dr. Mundi Buechele 7621 SW HWY. 200, JUST WEST OF THE NEW LOWES (352) 401-0707 0 0 0 D 4 I D Utilize your dental benefits by Dec. 31 or lose your entire 2012 allowance. ACT NOW! Call today to schedule your complimentary consultation. Complete Dental and Cosmetic Procedures Need a GREAT change in your life? The new putting green is just another reason to live at The Bridge at Ocala! Move to The Bridge where warmth, charm and gracious hospitality is a way of life. We have everything but YOU! Relax and make us your home now! AN ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY M i s s t h e g o l f c o u r s e ? Miss the golf course? C o m e t r y o u r n e w p u t t i n g g r e e n Come try our new putting green! Tours Tours Tours Tours Call to make a reservation for a lunch/tour. We would love to share with you what The Bridge Community is all about! We look forward to hearing from you soon. Space is limited, so make your reservations today!!! RSVP (352) 873-2036 2800 SW 41st St., Bldg. 200 Ocala, FL 34474 000CW21 000D5U1 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 000DE1D 000DC71 7201 SW Hwy. 200 Ocala (352) 629-0900 (4 miles west of I-75, just before Lowes) (4 miles west of I-75, just before Lowes) (352) 629-0900 Other locations throughout the southeast 7201 SW Hwy. 200 Ocala GREAT FINANCING ON EZ-GO CARTS! GOLF CARTS STARTING AT $1,995 WITH HEADLIGHTS AND TAIL LIGHT! WHAT BATTERY A RE Y OU L OOKING F OR ??? Automotive Marine Lawn Mower Golf Cart Cordless Phone Riding Toys Computer Back Up Tractor Motorcycle ATV Camcorder Cellular Phone Wheel Chairs Game Feeder Emergency Lights Security Systems Battery Packs Laptop Computers Alkaline Complete Stock Of Batteries For: CUSTOM BATTERY PACKS LAPTOP COMPUTER BATTERIES CAMCORDER BATTERIES WHEELCHAIR BATTERIES SECURITY SYSTEM BATTERIES AUTOMOTIVE BATTERIES FARM TRACTOR BATTERIES JET SKI BATTERIES GAME FEED BATTERIES MARINE BATTERIES CELL PHONE BATTERIES POWER WHEELS BATTERIES WATCH BATTERIES KEY REMOTE BATTERIES TRUCK BATTERIES CORDLESS PHONE BATTERIES EMERGENCY LIGHT BATTERIES ATV BATTERIES MOTORCYCLE BATTERIES LAWNMOWER BATTERIES 000DD09 National Cremation Society FREE Seminar T h i n k i n g A b o u t Thinking About C r e m a t i o n ? Cremation? Topics Include: Preplanning Options Veterans Benefits Travel Protection Financing Available Please, First-Time Attendees Only Floridas Oldest and Largest N ATIONAL C REMATION S OCIETY 352-728-0093 Please call for reservations Limited Seating Complimentary Breakfast will be provided Olive Garden 3313 College Rd. Tues, Dec. 4 10:30 a.m. Lunch Mimis 4414 SW College Rd. Mon., Dec. 10 9:30 a.m. Breakfast Oasis Restaurant 7651 SR 200 Circle Sq. Plaza Thurs., Dec. 6 10:30 a.m. Meal Red Lobster 3393 S.W. College Road Mon., Dec. 17 11:00 a.m. Lunch Codys Roadhouse 2505 SW College Rd. Tues., Dec. 11 10:30 a.m. Lunch

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Friday, November 30, 2012 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 16 ~ Friday, November 30, 2012 www.smcitizen.com L inda Sisto and our own Songbirds performed on Friday, Nov. 23 (Black Friday) at Paddock Mall. Rich Becotte provided the musical accompaniment as the group sang and put everyone in the Christmas spirit. Large crowds stopped and listened, taking a break from their gift buying to hear Christmas Carols and other light, lively and fun songs of the season. As always, our Songbirds were well received with applause and approving comments from the on looking throngs. We congratulate Linda, Rich and all who participated in this community outreach project. Just a reminder, the Songbirds still need a piano player to work with them through the season. Contact Linda at 352-509-7245 if you would like to work with this talented and cheerful group. Remember, you dont need to be a Cherrywood resident to take advantage of this opportunity.Crochet ClubMany members have spent their summer creating beautiful handmade dolls, toys, bibs, sweaters, hats, afghans, etc. to make some families very happy for Christmas. The list goes on and on. Some of these families would receive nothing else. The generous donations from many individuals have gone into these creations. We would especially like to thank the following individuals: Ellen Brown of Woods and Meadows for the beautiful hand knit hats, Margaret Buck and Midge Lee for yarn, and Carol Adams for yarn and needle craft supplies from Ocala West Methodist Church. We are all very appreciative, and please know that all items will be made into something for our charity work. You may recognize some of your donations in the items pictured. Donations of supplies are most gratefully appreciated and may be dropped off with Geri at the clubhouse or just stop by on our regular meeting day so we may thank you in person. Lap afghans were also donated to the TimberRidge facility through the request of the Veterans Club. The Crochet and Knitters Club meets every Friday afternoon in the library/card room of the clubhouse from 1 to 3 p.m. Come on out and join us, or just stop by to see our work in progress. The coffees always on. Trim a Tree PartyOn Sunday, Dec. 2 at 6 p.m., our clubhouse will become the focal point for an annual event that brings out the Christmas spirit in all of our residents. This is the evening we will be decorating our community Christmas tree. Each resident has bought or made an ornament that is inscribed with their name and the date they moved into Cherrywood Estates. Every year, these ornaments are brought out and we gather to place them on our tree. Our own Songbirds will be providing music and everyone is encouraged to bring Christmas snacks to share with friends and neighbors. Beverages of choice are also welcome so Songbirds bring holiday cheer to Paddock Mall dont be afraid to get into the spirits of the season. This is a great time and gives each of us a chance to get ready for the joyous season of Christmas. If you are new to Cherrywood, bring a decoration that has your name and the date you moved in; and then add it to our tree and join in this wonderful tradition. Veterans meetingDecember 6 is the last meeting of the year for our Veterans Club and it promises to be a great one. The SEE CHERRYWOOD PAGE14 C HERRYWOOD ESTATES J E John Everlove able seating and fresh air. There is no fee charged for this excellent forum on the subject of Winter Gardening, You dont want to miss this opportunity.BiloxiIn January there is a super IP Casino Resort and Spa getaway planned. Deluxe Motor Tours will leave out of Cherrywood on Sunday, Jan. 13 and head west for Biloxi. For three nights youll stay in the luxurious accommodations of the IP Casino. Enjoy $25 in free slot play and $24 in food coupons while you spend your time enjoying the gaming; entertainment; delicious food and relaxing. As an added bonus, youll visit the Hard Rock Casino and the Palace casino where youll receive $15 in free slot play at each venue. For just $159 youll get three nights and four days for this mini-vacation including the transportation and room plus those bonus coupons. Dont miss this opportunity. Call Natalie at 352-854-4561 to reserve your place for this terrific excursion. Spotlight on Giving ThanksBecause of the Thanksgiving Holiday, interviewing people to be in the Spotlight on Excellence was nearly impossible. So, at the suggestion of some of my friends I would like to take the liberty of sharing some Thanksgiving thoughts with you, the reader, as we enter into the holiday season. The first Thanksgiving was held in 1621, a year after the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock. That first year must have been horrible because half of the original colonists died by the time of that first Thanksgiving. Because of the friendship of the Wampanoag Indians, the first settlers learned survival skills for the New World. They were taught what and how to plant; what game to hunt and what shelters to build to protect them from the harsh weather. By the next winter of that first year, there was plenty of food and meat for the remaining pilgrims. To celebrate their large store of wild game birds; deer; lobster and fish; gourds and other goodies, the Pilgrims invited the King of the tribe, Massusoit and Squanto along with about 90 others to join them in a feast. For three days the group ate, played games, danced and ate some more. Since there was no refrigeration, leftovers were not an option; thus the three days of eating. During the meal; eating with the fingers; spitting and throwing bones on the floor was totally acceptable. I guess in some families that still may be true but Emily Post would be spinning in her grave at the thought of it. As time went on, many individual communities and then the states celebrated a Thanksgiving Day. Not until November of 1863 did the United States of America celebrate Thanksgiving as a national holiday. Instituted by Abraham Lincoln, in his Proclamation he stated, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November as a day of thanksgiving and Praise to our Beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. This proclamation came just months after the bloody battle of Gettysburg and right in the midst of the Civil War. It was a time when nearly every household had been touched directly by the conflict with some family member either killed; wounded or missing in the conflict. From that time on, with minor exceptions, the fourth Thursday of every November we Americans take the time to remember all that we are grateful for. Families and friends gather, not to share gifts, but rather to share time. Willing hands bustle from kitchen to dinning room carrying plate; after platter; after bowl after dishes filled with an abundance of food. Relatives and friends sit around a table laughing and joking as they drink toasts to one another and sharing experiences of days gone by. Little children gaze at the food and desserts arrayed before them with wide eyes and eager forks. And then, in most homes, the chatter and conversation ceases for a moment and the room grows quiet. One of the hosts or a special guest is asked to pray; to give thanks to God for all we have. This solemn moment of prayer is observed with polite impatience in the young and with quiet reflection by the old; but the true meaning of Thanksgiving is served to all equally. Many families go around the table with each person stating what they personally are grateful for. It is interesting to hear these answers and ponder the differences of each individual. Yet, the point is that like the Pilgrims before us who lost half of their number in one year; like our Nation that was torn apart by a dreadful Civil War; in times of upheaval and conflict, each of us still has something or somethings CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 15 Trivia contestants at Cherrywood. SEE CHERRYWOOD PAGE17 Representing Ocala area residents for over 40 years The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements Before you decide, ask us to send free written information about our qualifications and experience. 7743 S.W. 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that we are thankful for. There is a beauty in that that defies understanding. Unfortunately in this time of warmth and thanksgiving, there are some families who are divided by squabbles and bickering that keep them from enjoying Thanksgiving with each other and their relatives. If settlers can overcome their losses; if a nation can heal after a disastrous Civil War; if in the midst of turmoil and hardship so many can be giving thanks to a benevolent God; is it impossible to heal broken families? Perhaps your complaint is with your neighbor or some one who was once your friend; maybe with a family member who you feel slighted you; maybe with a child or parent that you disagreed with; wouldnt it be great that by the time Christmas got here, those differences could be put aside? What better way to say Thank you than by being at peace with your family and friends; your neighbors and your kin; and with yourself. God Bless you and yours. John Everlove From Your ReporterThis past week Suzi and I had the honor of sharing Thanksgiving Day dinner with our Cherrywood family. The food was terrific and plentiful and the company was outstanding. Heartfelt thanks to Marti and Marty Duesel for a wonderful time. It isnt often that I plug anyone or anything but on Saturday night, at the Ocala Sweeps (Next to Sav a Lot) I saw the Sounds of Time. Kathy and Joe Mongerio are the two musicians/singers that make up this professional entertainment combo. They are great talents with an impressive resume who provide dance music; karaoke and solos for various groups and home owners associations. If youre looking for top notch entertainment for an event, contact them at 352629-5947 and check them out. Youll be glad you did. If you have any comments or suggestions for articles you would like to see in the Cherrywood section of the South Marion Citizen please contact me at urperssec@yahoo.com. I am always pleased to hear from you, the reader. Friday, November 30, 2012 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 12 ~ Friday, November 30, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Attend the worship service of your choice... Read the classifieds CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 16 Moose Lodge activities Friday, Nov. 30, fish or shrimp 5 to 7 p.m., Town and Country Music and Dance 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, lasagna dinner, 5 to 7 p.m., Elvis on Tour show Kenn e Grube, Elvis impersonator entertainment 6 to 10 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, Moose Legion celebration at Silver Springs, 11 a.m., Bar Bingo 4 to 6 p.m., football in the Social Quarters. Monday, Dec. 3, Coney dogs all day. Tuesday, Dec. 4, dart league at 5:45 (new league just starting, newcomers welcome). Wednesday, Dec. 5, Time to decorate for the season (all day). Thursday, Dec. 6, Academy of Friendship and Red Hat Ladies, 11:30 a.m. cards 1 p.m.; shuffleboard 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, 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., one mile North of State Road 200 across from the Oak Run entrance. Phone is 352-854-2200. Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com 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 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 000COJM 4800 SW 20th St Ocala, FL 34474 352-237-5611 www.bereanbaptist.net Berean Baptist Church Independent Fundamental Dr. Mike Patton Pastor Sunday Bible Study 9:45am Sunday Worship 10:45am & 6:00pm Wednesday Bible Study 7:00pm Assistive Listening System Nursery provided for all services 9330 SW 105th St., Ocala, FL 34481 854-9550 www.ocalawestumc.com 100th Ave. SW 105th St SW 110th St 484 Marion Oaks Library SW 103rd St Pine Run OTOW 80th Ave. 60th Ave. 49th Ave. Oak Run 200 484 A Place for You... Rev. Alan Jefferson No matter what your age is, no matter where You come from, no matter who you are, There is a place for you at Ocala West UMC Traditional Worship 8:00 & 11:00 A.M. Casual & Contemporary 9:30 A.M. Children & Youth Ministries 000CG1V 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 0 0 0 D C K Q Sunday Bible Study 9:30 a.m. Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Pastor: Matt Hunt Assoc. Pastor Kevin Hunt (Independent) 6158 SW Hwy. 200 Jasmine Plaza Ocala, FL 34476 873-4705 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 000D2EX 000DDMB Novena To St. Claire Ask St. Claire for 3 favors: 1 business, 2 impossible personal. Say 9 Hail Marys for 9 days with a lighted candle. Pray whether you believe or not. Publish it on the 9th day. 9 Days May the Sacred heart of Jesus be praised, adored, glorfied and loved today and everyday throughout the world forever and ever. Amen. Your request will be granted no matter how impossible it may seem. G.R.F. John M. 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BY ELOISE HOLLYFIELD ejh2025@gmail.com An active clubs news and travel mark this weeks OTOW Happenings. Lions Club The annual Christmas Tree has been placed and decorated in the H&R Ballroom, and Tags labeled by gender and age await your selection. 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; you just need to place your gift 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 needy child, and perhaps he or she will someday be able to do the same for another needy child! The Club is holding its Trash and Treasures sale on Dec. 1 beginning at 11 in the parking lot of the Bank of the Ozarks just outside the OTOW entrance gate. Theres surely some item that may prove useful to you or may serve as a spontaneous gift for someone you know. Check it out! 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, 2013. 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. Travel ToppersStarting next Monday, Dec. 3, Travel Toppers will be accepting reservations for a trip that is not in the fall brochure. On Saturday, March 23, 2013, the group will be going to the Show Palace Dinner Theater to see Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. The show is about the familiar Biblical tale of Joseph and his coat of many colors. The music, by Andrew Lloyd Webber, is in a variety of music styles from country-western, calypso, bubble gum pop and rock n roll. Cost is $73 that covers the show, a delicious meal, plus coach and tips for driver. To reserve your seat, call Audrey Mangan beginning Dec. 3 at 352-854-7074 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Friday, November 30, 2012 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 18 ~ Friday, November 30, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Friendship Baptist Sunday Services at Friendship Baptist Church on Dec. 2 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 the choir and special musical renditions will be under the direction of Mrs. Linda Brown. A Christmas Cantata Ill be Home for Christmas will be presented by the church choir under the direction of Mrs. Brown on Sunday at 6 p.m. On Wednesday, Dec. 5, the Bible study hour and Teen Impact will be at 7 p.m. Friendship Baptist Church is at 9510 S.W. 105th St., off State Road 200. The church phone is 352-237-2640. Christs Church of Marion CountySunday, Dec. 2: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 3: Garden of Hope meeting, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4: Ladies crafts, 9 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29: Church Photos, 10 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 16: Sunday school, 9:30 a.m. Choir Christmas musical presentation, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 30: Joy Night, 5 p.m. Christs Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., off State Road 200, Ocala. Phone is 352-861-6182, website is www.ccomc.org.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. They want to share the love of Christ. AWANA is an exciting program of Christian learning and games of competition with awards. AWANA is an ongoing program and registration is always open. For further information, please call 352-347-5683. Programs for young people 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. Each Wednesday evening at 6:45 p.m. a Youth Bible Study (L.I.G.H.T.) is held at the church. Maranatha Baptist Church is at 525 Marion Oaks Trail. Please call 352-3475683 for further information and directions to the church. First CongregationalJoin members of First Congregational United Church of Christ on a fundraising cruise aboard Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Freedom of the Seas departing on May 5, 2013 to the Eastern Caribbean. A deposit of $250 per person is due by Nov. 1. For more information, call 352-873-6779 or 352-237-2309. Religion All dinner are open to the public in the dining hall Saturday breakfast is served from 8 to 10 a.m. Donation is $4. 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 held on Friday, Dec. 7, from 4 to 6 p.m. The buffet includes beef or chicken tacos 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 6:30 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 and Saturday night. Canteen lunches are served Monday through Friday from opening to 3 p.m. Fridays feature is Bobs steak and cheese. Hall rental Rental includes a non-smoking hall with catering and kitchen services available. The reasonable rates are based on specific needs. For more information, contact Bob O. at 904-716-0578 (please leave a message and we will return your call). VFW Post 4781 is at 9401 S.W. 110th St., behind Sims Furniture. Phone is 352-8734781. Upcoming events at VFW Post 4781 Read the classifieds I n an effort to help our countrys economy I spent Black Friday last week at the mall. Bargains abounded but not for anything useful to me. I wound up sitting on a bench watching the shoppers and realizing that people are interesting. They all have different personalities, characteristics, habits, and shapes. And, different stories that I just have to write about in todays Pun Alley.No help A church attendee took a Bible just about every Sunday, taking it home after the service. The minister didnt mind because the minister hoped that he would read the Bible. Weeks went by and more Bibles were missing. The minister went to the man and asked, Have you been taking the Good Book from us? The man said, No, Reverend. Ill swear to that on a stack of Bibles. Talking stockTwo stockbrokers met in a cafe. Ordering drinks, one said, Lets not talk shop tonight. Lets talk about women. The other stockbroker said, Fine. Common or preferred? Really?Several office people were sitting in the break room having a coffee break one morning. One of them opened up the newspaper and read everyones horoscope. When she finished, a colleague asked her about her beliefs regarding horoscopes. Gwen, she said, Do you really believe in astrology? Oh, no, Gwen replied. I dont believe in any of that stuff. Im a Capricorn and were very skeptical.Real artJake, while not a brilliant scholar, was a gifted portrait artist. His fame grew and soon people from all over were coming to Kentucky to have portraits done. One day a stretch limo pulled up to his house with a beautiful lady. She asked Jake if he would paint her in the nude; she was willing to pay $5,000. This was the first time anyone had made this request. Not wanting to get into trouble with his wife, Jake asked the lady to wait while he asked the wife. In a few minutes he returned and said, Sure, Ill paint you in the nude, but Ill leave my socks on so Ill have a place to wipe my brushes.Dim wits They thought they couldnt use their AM radio in the evening. Some cause happiness wherever they go, others whenever they go. At the bottom of the application where it says sign they put Sagittarius. Some people are no good at counting calories and have the figures to prove it. They studied for a blood test. One nice thing about egotists is that they dont talk about other people. John was in a Disney store and picked up a little stuffed dwarf with Sleepy written on its shirt. He started running his hands over it, and said, Wed better get going. Im feeling a little sleepy. Some people work as bakers because they knead the dough. She had a shirt that read, TGIF, which she thought stood for This Goes In Front.Celebration A man and his wife were dining at an Ocala restaurant and the husband was staring at a lady swigging her gin as she sat alone at a nearby table. The wife asked, Do you know her? Yes, replied the husband. Shes my ex-wife. She took to drinking right after we divorced seven years ago and I hear she hasnt been sober since. Wow! said the wife, Who would think a person could go on celebrating that long? Drink to it One of the most successful sample packages of wines comprised two 250 ml bottles, two 500 ml bottles, and two 1000 ml bottles. To the bottlers surprise, after purchasing the beverage, most people chose to drink from the 1000 ml container first. Post-marketing research showed that it was the liter of the pack. Tea is betterMany people assume that Earl Gray tea got its name by being the favorite of that English earl. However, there is a small town in Wales named Earl Gray where the towns citizens are getting concerned about the ability of their mayor to continue in office. The incumbent was initially elected in 1988 and she has run unopposed in every election since. Unfortunately, her age now hinders her from getting about. What the citizens are saying is that the Earl Gray mayor, she aint what she used to be. Dick and his wife Jane live in Oak Run. 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J oin your friends and neighbors Sunday, Dec. 2, at 1:30 p.m. in Palm Grove to trim the tree and listen as the Troubadours get you in the holiday mood. Guest artist Sharon Barnes will perform on the cello. After the program enjoy refreshments furnished by the Ambassadors. Do You Remember? Troubadours ConcertTune in channel 12 for Len Teitlers presentation of the Troubadours April 2012 Spring Concert, Premiers and Encores. It will air following FYI daily at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. from Nov. 30 to Dec. 7. Troubadours need singersWe are still interested in sopranos and altos and it is not too late to call Dr. Mary Beth Lake at 352-873-8787 if you are interested. All thats needed is a pleasant voice, and that you can carry a tune and love to sing. We look forward to hearing from you. Baby Boomer Hard Rock tripThere are still seats available for the Hard Rock trip on Dec. 4. Do you have tickets? Just $21 gets $25 in free play, a $5 food voucher and bus transportation including gratuity. The bus will leave promptly from the Palm Grove lot at 11:30 a.m. and departs the Hard Rock at 6:30 p.m. Call Adele for tickets at 352-854-4963. Renaissance WomenRenaissance Women is a group open to all females in Oak Run, regardless of marital status. Our next event will be early dinner at Royal Oaks on Dec. 5. Call Iris at 352-873-9990 or Pat at 352-854-7549 to make a reservation.Oak Run TravelWe have only 3 tickets left for the hilarious hit to 5, The Musical, which is on Jan. 27 at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre. The bus leaves at 11:45 a.m. for this matinee production. The wonderful lunch buffet will be at 1:30 p.m. and the show begins at 3 p.m. Call Jackie Marcotte or Janet Madsen for information or tickets. Cost is $68.50 per person which includes lunch, show and bus drivers tip. Performing Arts CompanyPerforming Arts Company of Oak Run is pleased to announce that they now have almost a complete production team for their spring play, The Odd Couple. The team consists of Frank Porterfield, producer, Patty Waddell and Diana Schmidt, co-directors, Maddie Brown, house manager, Art Schmidt and Jim Waddell, set design, Art Scmidt, sound technician, Frank Porterfield, publicity and advertsing sales, Hal Weber, program editor, Sara Schmitt and Arline Raguso, costumes, Roseann Piscitelli, makeup, Hal and Shari Weber, lobby decor, Linda Noel, ticket sale chair, Jean Muncy, prompter, Sara Schmitt, dresser, Patty Waddell, Norma Morse and Jean Muncy, audition committee, Jim Waddell, dinner theatre chairperson, Shari Weber, dinner theatre ticket sale chairperson. Space constraints prohibit listing many others who will assist all of the above in their very responsible positions. It takes a lot of people to put together a successful show and we are so fortunate to have these people step forward to put in the time necessary to accomplish our goal. We are looking forward to a great show. Ticket information will be forthcoming very shortly and once again we want to emphasize that the best reserved seats sell out fast so get yours early. The show will be onstage at the Palm Grove Club on March 21 as a dinner theatre presentation and the 22nd, 23rd and 24 as regular presentations. Royal Oaks Womens 18 Hole Golf Tuesday, Nov. 20, we played the team event Turkey in the Oven, our traditional Thanksgiving week tournament. On the 1st hole the team chose the best net score of the four players. On the 2nd hole they had to choose the best of the remaining 3 players. On the 3rd hole they had to choose between the remaining two players scores. And then on the 4th hole the last players score had to be used, thus that player is the Turkey in the Oven. This was repeated on every four holes. The winning teams were: 1st PlaceSylvia Zappia,Judy Klein, BJ Lassiter, and Ilene Simnowitz; 2nd PlaceBette Johnson, Bea Terry, Donna Gwin, and Inge Szabo. Closest to the pin on Hole #3 was Nancy Lefebvre. The weather was beautiful and the golf course is in great shape thanks to Frank ODell and his great grounds crew. ROWGO members hope that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Royal Oaks Mens Golf Winter arrived on the 23rd of November. The temperature hit a low of 37 and resulted in a frost delay of almost 2 hours. Of the 30 who signed up only 24 braved the elements for the game, which was net points. The winners with 138 points were Ron Kowalewski, Tom Ducz, Dick Rizzo, and Chuck Engel. In second with 136 were Emmett Dowling, Virgil Hein, Paul Colatruglio, and Finn Jakobsen. Third with a 133 were Ken Frandsen, Bill Ellin, Don Aubrey, and Larry Soine. Closest to the pin were Emmett Dowling, Dave Dawson, and Virgil Hein. The next tournament is the 7th of December, so if you havent signed up yet do so quickly. This is the last one this year. Friday, November 30, 2012 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 10 ~ Friday, November 30, 2012 www.smcitizen.com the Citizen Maintain the health of your business Advertise in TO ADVERTISE Call 854-3986 ADVERTISING Joy Lutheran ChurchAdvent begins on Sunday, Dec. 2. This is the season of joy and happiness as we anticipate the coming of Christ. Pastor Edward Holloway Jr., senior pastor at Joy Lutheran Church, will honor this theme each Sunday in Advent with his messages. On Dec 2 his message will be Watch for Gods Gifts, Dec 9 the message will be Wait for God to Act, Dec 16 the message will be Receive Gods Gifts, and on Dec 23 the message will be Realign Life to God.. At each of the three Wednesday evening services, Pastor Holloway will speak to the Unknown Scholars, the Unknown Women and the Unknown Shepherd. The Advent season will culminate on Christmas Eve Dec. 24. Joy Lutheran Church will celebrate with two candlelight services, 7 and 10 p.m. Pastor Holloways message will be Rejoice Your Savior Has Come. The Joy vocal and bell choirs will provide music at the 7 p.m. service and the bell choir along with special music is scheduled for the 10 p.m. service. Communion will be served at both services. The tree will be trimmed, the wreaths hung and the poinsettias will adorn the altar. Consider attending one or both of these services for a true Christmas experience. Joy Lutheran Church is on Southwest State Road 200 at 83rd Place, Ocala. For further information call 352-854-4509 ext. 221. Ocala West Church of the NazareneAdvent schedule: Morning Worship Advent Sermon series at 10:30 a.m.: Dec. 2, The Power of Gods Word Dec. 9, Can I Get a Witness? Dec. 16, Recognizing Christ at Christmas Dec. 23, How to Know God is Real. Special Christmas evening events at 6 p.m. Dec. 2, The Star of Bethlehem Rick Larson points out biblical and historical clues revealing the incredible significance of the Star of Bethlehem. Dec. 23 Childrens program and candlelight service. Dec. 24, Christmas Eve Communion Service. We welcome you. Please join us in making this Christmas as special time of worship! Ocala West Church of the Nazarene is at 5884 S.W. 60th Ave., (Airport Road) Ocala. Our webpage is www.ocalawestnaz.org.Chabad of The VillagesChabad of The Villages presents An Evening of Remembrance, featuring Mrs. Joanne Caras, who is the star of a weekly cooking show on Monday nights called Miracles and Meals with Joanne Caras. The show appears on Monday evenings at 9 p.m. on JLTV all over the United States and in 116 other countries. For the past several years Joanne has worked tirelessly to create and promote the Holocaust Survivor Cookbook. After collecting 129 stories and over 250 recipes from Holocaust Survivors from all over the world, she has appeared on Fox TV, CBS, NBC, ABC, Israeli National TV, and national radio in the US, Canada, and Israel. Joanne has given over 250 speeches all across the world, including Canada, Mexico, England, Israel, Denmark, and Italy. Her second book Miracles & Meals, contains 115 new stories and over 250 Religion more recipes. Joanne and her husband Harvey have been married for 30 years. They live in Florida. The couple donates all of the profits from every cookbook sold to Jewish charities. Their largest donations have gone to the Carmei Hair Soup Kitchen in Jerusalem, which feeds over 500 poor and hungry Israelis every day. This event will take place Tuesday, Dec. 4 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the TownePlace Suites, 1141 Alonzo Ave., The Villages. Admission: $10 Advance or $12 at the door. RSVP appreciated at Villagers@JewishMarion.org. or Cal Rabbi Yossi or Chanie Hecht 352291-2218. A sampling of recipes from the cookbook will be served. Cookbooks will be available for purchase. Cookbooks are a great Chanukah gift! All are welcome! For more info visit www.JewishVillages.org. Countryside PresbyterianTo celebrate the first Sunday in Advent, the congregation will decorate the Chrismon tree on Dec. 4 at the 10:30 a.m. worship service at Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. Highway 200, Ocala. The Chrismon tree is highly symbolic conveying the life of Christ and the meaning of Christmas through decorations of traditional and modified ancient Christian symbols called Chrismons. The tree is evergreen representing eternal life and the Chrismons are white and gold. White suggests the innocence, purity and perfection of Christ. Gold symbolizes the glory and majesty of the Son of God. All are welcome. For further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633. 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 Smith-Adams, 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. 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Friday, November 30, 2012 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 20 ~ Friday, November 30, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Play ball!I applaud the possible move of the Tampa Yankees to Ocala for so many reasons. First, as a Yankee fan it would be great to be able to see the future Yanks play locally. Fans of other teams could also see their young players when they visit Ocala. Second, such a move would create needed jobs in and around the ballpark. It would also create the kind of buzz that could give a lift to other industries. Its another reason for folks to come to Ocala. Count me in for a season pass! Bob Knobelman Ocala LETTER TO THE EDITOR L et me make it very clear right up front that I am in favor of as many ha ha moments as possible. I could not get through a week without my daily dose. I firmly believe that laughter is the appropriate medicine for the soul. Some people, according to their demeanor, need a little more laughter than they are presently getting. That said, let me quickly point out that some things are not funny. Of course, most things in my life and about my person are marvelous targets of humor. I do not take myself very seriously. I am not sure any wise person would take me seriously either. In fact, I would highly suspect a person who took me seriously. I can take a joke as well as the next person and I can give it back as well as the next person. I have had some weeks that if it was not for a little bit of humor I do not know how I would have gotten through. So, if you cant do anything you can at least laugh. I firmly believe that the best laugh is when you can laugh at yourself. You might as well laugh at yourself, everybody else is. Then, there are those serious moments in life that beg for no laughing. I Everyone but me thought the broccoli was funny O UT TO PASTOR J S Rev. James L. Snyder would recommend that warning signs are put around these areas reading, Positively No Laughing Zone. With this sign should come a severe penalty for those who violate it. That said; let me explain an area in my life where the sign should be permanently erected. The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and I were having supper with another couple. We try to do this at least once a month and keep up with each others progress or lack thereof. We were having a great meal and as we came to the end, I stopped the waitress and said, I would like some ice cream for dessert. As far as I am concerned, that is a rather reasonable request and quite in keeping with the environment I was in. What kind of ice cream, she queried, would you like? When it comes to ice cream, ice cream is simply ice cream to me. If there is a flavor of ice cream I do not like, it has yet to be invented. I love ice cream. My favorite song is, I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream. In my date book, there is no better ending to a wonderful meal than ice cream. I remember my grandfathers favorite ice cream was vanilla. He would not eat any other ice cream; he thought they were polluting it with colors. To him an ice cream sundae was as close to blaspheme as he ever would get. Why ruin, he objected, the ice cream with all that slop? He wanted nothing coming between him and the purest experience of ice cream he could get. Me, I love ice cream regardless of the flavor or color or slop. I looked at the waitress and simply said, I dont care what flavor you bring me. Surprise me. As long as it isnt broccoli. That was supposed to be a joke. Ha ha ha. As the waitress left our table, we resumed our conversation and shortly she returned with the ice cream. Upon her arrival, I looked at her and then the ice cream she was bringing and almost screamed aloud. Of all the blasphemous things to do to a customer, this has to take the cake. First, she had an ice cream bowl with three scoops of ice cream, vanilla, strawberry and chocolate. No problem. However, on the side of the dish in plain view for everybody to see, especially me, was a piece of broccoli. Broccoli! The forbidden fruit or whatever it is. My dining companions thought this was the funniest thing they had ever seen. Particularly, the dining companion that was going to come home with me that night. Not only did they laugh. The waitress laughed. The table next to us began to laugh. The table next to them began to laugh. It was not long before everybody within 173 miles was laughing at my ice cream/broccoli dessert. Actually, not everybody was laughing. I was not laughing. Broccoli, no matter the presentation, is no laughing matter in my book. If matters could not be worse, my wife, through her hilarity spasms, reached over, picked up the broccoli and began eating it in my presence. Talk about adding insult to injury, my injury was vastly insulted. I may have been smiling on the outside, but I assure you I was more than frowning on the inside. Some things are funny; broccoli is not one of those things. Driving home amid the muffled chuckles on the other side of the front seat, I thought of what the apostle Paul said in 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (KJV), Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. I know that when Paul said, In every thing, it included things like broccoli. I must say that there are some things in life, like broccoli, where the thanksgiving is a matter of faith. I will never learn to love broccoli, but I can muster up enough faith to thank God for all things, including broccoli. Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866552-2543 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com Hospice volunteers needed \Volunteers Needed. One or two hours can be a blessing to our patients and families receiving hospice care. Sitting with patients, while caregivers run errands, or go to Dr. appts. can be so rewarding and fulfilling. If you are interested in becoming an Odyssey Hospice, Bedside Blessing Volunteer, please contact, Laura Roweton @ 352-622-9331 or lroweton@odsyhealth.com E THE ENVIRONMENTAL MAGAZINE Dear EarthTalk: What are the new nutrition standards for school lunches that have some students boycotting their cafeterias and discarding the food? Melissa Makowsky, Trenton, NJ Indeed, some 31 million American kids participating in the federally supported National School Lunch Program have been getting more whole grains, beans, fruits and vegetables in their diets whether they like it or not. The change is due to new school meal standards unveiled by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) last January, per the order of 2010s Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. The new standards are based on the Institute of Medicines science-based recommendations, and are the first upgrade to nutritional standards for school meals since 1995 when lowand no-fat foods were all the rage. The non-profit Environmental Working Group (EWG) believes the new standards represent an important milestone in efforts to improve the dietary habits and health of increasingly obese American kids. Schools misguided reliance on processed foods for speedy, low-labor cost production, industrys $1.6 billion in child-targeted advertising and a lack of faith in our childrens dietary curiosity [have] created a generation of picky eaters with dull palates, reports the group. With nearly 17 percent of Americas children now clinically obese and a staggering 32 percent overweight, the time is long past to address the unhealthy food environments our children live in. The new standards limit calories per meal to 850 for high school meals, 700 for middle school and 650 for elementary and more than double the mandated minimum servings of fruits and vegetables while reducing the sodium, saturated fats and trans fats in school kids diets. Wholegrain foods, beans and dark green and orange vegetables such as broccoli, spinach, carrots and sweet potatoes have replaced things like pizza and French fries as staple items in schools that follow the program. Of course, not everybody likes the changes. Lunch strikes, Facebook protest pages, Twitter campaigns, YouTube parody videos and other means have been utilized coast-to-coast to voice opposition to the healthier meals. Some affected cafeterias blame the new smaller portions and healthier fare for causing as much as a 70 percent drop-off in school lunch program participation since the new standards took effect. Psychologists understand that kids may not come around to new foods right away but will eventually eat themso the federal government and most participating schools are sticking to their guns. And the USDA says that if a school encounters significant hardships employing the new calorie requirements, we stand ready to work with them quickly and effectively to remedy the situation with additional flexibilities. The benefits of the new standards far outweigh the costs. School meals can help children develop healthy eating habitsor they can prime them for a life of poor health and unnecessary suffering, says EWG. EWG lauds the new standards for significantly expanding access to and appreciation of nourishing food. Whether they can help shift eating norms across the country remains to be seen, but regardless millions of American kids will likely now get their healthiest meals of the day on a tray in their school cafeterias. CONTACTS: EWG, www.ewg.org; National School Lunch Program, www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/lunch/; Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/governance/legislation/cnr_2010.htm. Dear EarthTalk: A friend of mine told me that our government kills thousands of wild animals like bears and wolves every year in the name of protecting livestock. How can the government, which is supposed to protect dwindling numbers of animals, instead be killing them? Amy Pratt, Troy, NY Actually, the federal government kills some 100,000 carnivores every year under the U.S. Department of Agricultures (USDAs) Wildlife Services program. While the program does much more than so-called predator controlthreatened and endangered species conservation, invasive species mitigation, wildlife disease monitoring, airport bird strike prevention, rabies and rodent controlkilling bears, wolves, coyotes and mountain lions to protect livestock does take up $100 million of the federal budget each year. Animal advocates say its not fair to kill Why are some students boycotting their school lunches? ISTOCKPHOTO/THINKSTOCKNew school meal standards hope to sway American children away from unhealthy foods, which have led to 32 percent being overweight and 17 percent obese. Wholegrains, beans and dark green and orange vegetables now replace things like pizza and French fries as staples in schools that follow the program. E ARTH TALK PLEASESEEEARTH TALK PAGE22 www.nutechhearing.com M-F 9:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sat. and Sun. Appointment Needed M-F 9:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sat. and Sun. Appointment Needed 000DE6A Is Your Hearing Difficulty Earwax Buildup or Something More Serious? Expires 12/7/12. YOU NEED TO CALL IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE FREE Test Dates are available from Nov. 30 Dec. 7, 2012 Using a miniature video otoscope, well painlessly look inside your ear canal and show it on a monitor and you can watch along! 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Friday, November 30, 2012 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com BY MIKE EMIG In modern conflicts, air power is truly a national asset. Air power is extensively used at the entry point of conflict preparing the battlefield and providing much needed ISR. As conflicts charge on, air power doesnt cease, but becomes that much more important to all other operations. Air attacks, close air support, aeromedical evacuation, reconnaissance, etc. Then it does not leave a zone until after the last of the ground troops are withdrawn. The role of air power continues to be an integral part of the strategic planning of military missions. In Iraq and Afghanistan, air power forces struck first at hostile forces on the ground, provided continuous ISR of the battle space, kept the skies clear of dangers with hundreds of thousands air patrols, provided highly responsive medical evacuation for the wounded, and contributed the massive airlift capabilities required to move and sustain a Joint Force across the globe. But lets not forget the rescue efforts and humanitarian relief during natural disasters in Haiti, Japan and here at home. DODs national defense strategy now maintains a rebalance to the Asia-Pacific Region, focusing on creating smaller, more agile forces. But while the U.S. military will no longer be sized to conduct large-scale, prolonged stability operations, it still must maintain its capacity and ability to counter terrorism and irregular warfare, deter and defeat aggression, maintain a safe, secure and effective nuclear deterrent and defend the homeland and support civil authorities. This strategy puts a premium on capabilities offered by the Air Force. Just look at the four core capabilities that define the Air Force: Control of air, space, and cyberspace: Air, space and cyberspace will be increasingly contested as states and non-state actors acquire advanced kinetic and non-kinetic technologies. Jamming, anti-satellite, electromagnetic pulse, cyber attack and anti-access/area-denial (A2/AD) capabilities are growing. This means we must continue to strengthen our own capabilities in cyber security, missile warning, positional navigation and timing, satellite communications, space situational awareness and space launch. Without such control, our ability to conduct military operations will be severely limited, our joint teammates will be subjected to unacceptable risk, and our strategic choices will be increasingly constrained. Provision of persistent and accurate ISR. The Air Forces unique air, space, and cyber ISR capabilities provide America unparalleled decision-making advantage. The Air Force, national leaders, and joint and combined partners depend on Air Force ISR to plan and execute operations. Mobilize of people, materiel and cargo. Military operations rely on USAF airlifters and tankers to haul people, fuel, and equipment quickly and precisely around the world. Rapid global mobility underpins US crisis response, long-range strike, joint combat support, humanitarian relief, and global logistics. Hold any target at risk. The Air Force possesses unique abilities to achieve precise lethal and non-lethal effects that shape the strategic behavior of others, often at long range and in heavily defended environments. This requires specially trained people, modern systems, and meticulous planning. Taken together, the nations air, space, and cyber powerembodied predominantly in the Air Forceare indispensable components of Americas military ability. Mike Emig is a member of the Air Force Association in Ocala. www.smcitizen.com 8 ~ Friday, November 30, 2012 P lease understand, I know its the climax of the college football season, I know were getting to crunch time in the NFL, the NBA is just getting started, and hockey is on a labor hiatus. For me though, its all about baseball. I read the hot stove league reports every day, follow what teams are doing as they try to improve, etc. I cant wait for that first telecast of a spring training game come next March. So it was with great enthusiasm that I read the story a couple of weeks ago about the possibility of getting a Minor League baseball team from the New York Yankees organization to create a home in Ocala. Although some people are going around acting as if it were a sure thing, Im not one of them. I have lived in Minor League towns before, and I know what goes into it. Right now, Ocala is far behind some other cities that have attracted teams, mainly because it doesnt have a stadium ready for use. Understand I am just speculating now, and its just my own thoughts, but it seems that the best area for a stadium would be the new industrial area near the intersection of Interstate 75 and U.S. Highway 27, north and east of the interchange, where projects are already under way (one road is closed and being expanded). There is also a business park between State Road 40 and 38th Avenue, just west of 60th Avenue, on the west side of the airport. There is lots of room out there. Both those sites would have easy access to the highway. The airport isnt that important remember, Minor League teams take buses, they dont fly. There are other areas, but remember, the talks are going on with the city, so presumably you would want the team in the city limits. What do Minor League teams need? Well, in addition to a stadium that comfortably seats a few thousand, give or take, players need places to live. If you get major operations such as the Yankees, who knows, they might even want to build housing. Normally, there are only about 40 players and coaches. A team would, presumably, hire local folks to man the concessions, parking and ticket booths. It wouldnt be an unemployment-busting group, but it would provide some part-time jobs for folks, even students, during the summer. There also has to be access to decent hotels to accommodate visiting teams. When teams visit, its usually for a two or threegame series, so they would generally spend the night. For the most part, these are young players who, trust me, dont make the big bucks the guys on TV make, so everything would have to be reasonably priced. There have been questions in the past about how far Ocala is from other teams. But a successful operation here could breed other teams along the highway, say at the intersection with State Road 44 in Wildwood, or State Road 48 in the Bushnell area. If you end up with three or four teams along that stretch of highway, it makes the logistics much more reasonable. You also need fans. Minor League clubs are great at some wild promotions, fireworks, cutrate price nights, and the game costs are usually pretty reasonable. The question is whether there are enough die-hard baseball fans around to get season tickets. On that front, you can count me in. If at all possible, Ill be looking to get season tickets to watch as many games as possible. There is one condition. I want my seats to be behind the visitors dugout. After all, Im a Mets fan, and the home team would be the Yankees. Enough said?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. I n September 2007, the liberal advocacy group MoveOn.org took out a full-page ad in the New York Times labeling Gen. David Petraeus as General Betray Us, alleging he cooked the books for the White House in his testimony to Congress on the situation in Iraq. At the time of the ad, no one in their wildest imagination could have foreseen a situation where MoveOn.orgs widely denounced labeling of Gen. Petraeus would prove prophetic. Five years later, however, Gen. Petraeus betrayed the military values that guide his storied Army career, the marriage vows to his wife of 38 years and the trust of our nation as the protector of its secrets for an extramarital affair with a married woman 20 years his junior. Whether Gen. Petraeus resignation from his position as CIA director was voluntary or not, it was warranted unequivocally since he grievously compromised his position as director when he surrendered his integrity and judgment for a sexual escapade. Investigation into Gen. Petraeus dalliance has also revealed that his successor as U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Marine Corps Gen. John Allen, may also have had improper communications with a Tampa socialite volunteering as an unpaid social liaison between military leaders at MacDill AFB and Tampa Bay community leaders. Regrettably, the evolving Petraeus scandal is emblematic of an ethics decline among the ranks of our nations senior military leaders, as evidenced by a number of senior officers facing disciplinary action this year for misconduct. Gen. William Kip Ward was reduced in rank from four stars to three this past week after misusing government funds for lavish spending while in charge of U.S. Africa Command. Former deputy commander of the renowned 82nd Airborne Division in Afghanistan, Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair, is facing trial for allegations of adultery and sexual misconduct stemming from relationships with five women. And Col. James Johnson III, a former commander of the elite 173rd Airborne Brigade who was on track for flag rank, was dismissed from the Army, fined and reduced in rank after being convicted of bigamy and fraud related to an improper relationship with an Iraqi woman. This misconduct at the senior levels of the military can never be excused or rationalized as falling victim to human nature. As the guardians of our nation and its freedoms, senior military officers have a sacred duty to be leaders of character by living up to the ethical values of our military and nation. Accordingly, Defense Secretary Panettas recent directive for the services to review ethics training for officers with the aim of better fostering a culture of value-based decision-making and stewardship among senior officers and their staffs is welcome. The best fix for the current ethics decline, however, is for senior officers to lead by example by exercising the moral courage to never tolerate the easier wrong over the harder right for themselves or the men and women entrusted to their leadership.Citrus County ChronicleS UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Military leaders need moral strength Baseball: root, root, for the visitors Air power a national asset in modern conflicts Jim Clark Editor READER OPINIONS INVITED ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Youve let yourself be distracted from whats really important. But love finally gets your attention this week. However, it comes with a challenge that could create a problem. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Be careful not to bully others into following your lead. Best advice: Persuade, dont push, and youll get the cooperation you need to move forward with your plans. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Resist the urge to gloat now that youve proved your detractors wrong. Instead, charm them back into your circle. Remember: A former foe can become your best ally. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You might want to claim all the credit for making this holiday season special. But is it worth producing a lot of hurt feelings by rejecting offers of help? Think about it. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Ignore a co-workers questionable behavior. Instead, put your energy into making your own project special. Then sit back and purr over your well-deserved applause. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) You might not want to accept those suggested changes in your workplace. But dont chuck them out before you check them out. You could be happily surprised. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Your holiday planning might have to take a back seat for a bit so that you can handle a problem with a friend or family member. Your schedule resumes by the 8th. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Relationships in general benefit during the early part of the week, including in the workplace. Also expect some overdue changes in a personal situation. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Prudence should be your watchword this week. Best not to be too open about some of the things that are currently happening in your life. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Money is on your mind, so youd best mind how youre spending it. Take another look at that holiday budget and see where you can make adjustments. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Resolving to revive an old friendship could open some old wounds. Are you sure you want to risk that? Think this through before making a commitment. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Your need to know more about a new friend could lead to some startling revelations. Best advice: Keep an open mind about what you learn until all the facts are in. BORN THIS WEEK: Your loyalty to friends makes you a very special person to those whose lives youve touched. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Friday, November 30, 2012 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 22 ~ Friday, November 30, 2012 www.smcitizen.com TO ADVERTISE Call 854-3986 ADVERTISING can, they adopt out a horse if the new home is appropriate. Otherwise, the horse has a forever home on the farm. Some horse owners put down a foal whose legs are turned inward at birth. The Beckmans took in a foal like this and patiently helped straighten her legs using paint stirrers as splints. Shes now in great condition and runs free around the farm with her horse friends. Right now there are ten horses permanently living at the farm, including three generations of one family. It costs about $2,000.00 a month to feed them. If you like, you can make a donation directly to the feed store: Berrettini Feed Store, 13052 North Highway 27, Ocala Fl 34482. Their phone number is 352-629-1447 and you can reference Ocala Equine Rescue account. In addition to donations for food and medical care, they are also in need of: turnout blankets that the rescued racehorses must have for winter months, a horse trailer for transporting rescues, a flatbed trailer and building materials especially creosote boards for repairing fences. For more information please call 352-629-3156 or email info@ocalaequinerescue.org. Adoption NewsThe cats and kittens we featured in last months column still need forever homes. One kitten, Cody, was placed, but cats Pumpkin and Kitten, and kittens Coco and Panda are still available. Please give Arlene a call at 352-875-9761 to get to see them. The person who adopted Cody sent us a lovely note saying how well he has adjusted into their family that includes another cat. Thats due to the love, care and socialization all the cats and kittens receive from Arlene. A person from a local community still needs your help. Due to an illness, she can no longer care for her 14-yearold long hair Wilbur. Hes 13 lbs. of love and affection and is very lonely. Perhaps you can make wonderful companions for each other. If you can help out a neighbor, please call Sharyn at 305-229-3708 to meet him. We have a dog of the month from the Animal Center named Mimi for all you small breed lovers. This cutie is a 5-year-old Chihuahua mix and is a sturdy 8.6 pounds of love. She was sick when she arrived at the shelter, so she was fostered and nursed back to the peak of health and is now ready for her forever home. She gets along with men, women and children, as well as dogs and cats, although shes a bit scared of birds. Shes house and leash trained, with a preference for a harness leash. She likes to cuddle under the covers and will insist she sleep with you at night. Are you game enough for all this affection? Then please call the Animal Center at 352-671-8700 and reference ID A083141. Or you can visit the Center at 5701 S.E. 66th St., off Baseline Road. Adoption costs $40, which includes the spay/neuter fee, county licenses, vaccinations and microchip. Marion County Animal Center also wants you to know that they need foster families to take in young and sick animals until they are old enough or healthy enough to enter the shelter. This gives animals like Mimi a chance for a better life. If you would like to offer your services, please call 352671-8700. Pet Network Needs VolunteersPet Network is looking for volunteers to transport dogs to Petco in the Villages one Saturday morning a month for their adoption fair. The address is 600 S U.S. Highway 441, Lady Lake. If you can help out in this way, please call Mary at 352-5280270. Till next month remember: Pets are not our whole lives, but they make our lives whole. PAWSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 6 Alzheimers caregivers can join support group at Emeritus Ocala WestIf you are a caregiver of a loved one with Dementia or Alzheimers disease, or have been recently diagnosed with the disease, Emeritus Ocala West would like to invite you to our monthly support groups. In addition to peer support, the groups will also invite specialists in the field who can answer questions about Dementia and Alzheimers disease, its causes, how a diagnosis is made and current research, as well as coping mechanisms for caregivers. Emeritus Ocala West staff will be available to discuss our unique Join Their Journey Program. There is no cost to attend this group and everyone who is living with a friend or family member with Dementia or Alzheimers is encouraged to attend. Support groups are the second Tuesday of each month from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. or the last Thursday of every month from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Please contact Tanja Papa, Memory Care Director at 352-861-4444 for more information. Emeritus Ocala West is at 9070 S.W. 80th Ave., Ocala. animals owned in essence by the public trust and indispensable to ecosystem health just to protect privately held livestock, let alone spend millions of tax dollars doing it. Working directly with commercial operators and state and local governments, Wildlife Services uses a combination of lethal control methods, like trapping, aerial gunning, poisoning, and denning (killing young in their dens), and some non-lethal control methods, reports the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). But driven by narrow agricultural interests, these predator control activities often ignore the greater public need for a healthy environment, fiscal responsibility, and safe public lands. NRDC cites USDA statistics showing that most livestock losses result from weather, disease, illness and birthing problemsnot predation. They also argue that the lethal methods employed by Wildlife Services have led to dozens of human and pet injuries and deaths and degrade ecosystems that rely on healthy predator populations to function. Also the two most commonly used poisons, Compound 1080 and sodium cyanide, go beyond killing animals and wreak havoc on entire ecosystems. Predator Defense, another group committed to ending federal predator control efforts, says that it is important to maintain healthy populations of the very predators Wildlife Services works to kill. When, for instance, predators are around to keep deer and elk populations in check, more and varied kinds of plants are given space and time to grow, in turn preserving and creating habitat for many different species. Wildlife Services predator control work cries out for reform, says NRDC. The group recommends bringing more transparency to the process so the public can assess how tax dollars are being used; taking a more scientific approach instead of centering the program around the demands of commercial interests; holding the program to higher environmental standards; ending the cruelest, most hazardous and environmentally harmful killing methods; and requiring non-lethal methods when possible. There has been no decisive legislation to stop predator control efforts, but a bill introduced into the House by California Republican John Campbell III calls for amending the Toxic Substances Control Act to prohibit the use of Compound 1080 and sodium cyanide for predator control. 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MLS#377785/BH/ACH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $31,500 PLEASE PRESENT THIS AD TO GUARD AT GATE OPEN HOUSE 8328 SW 84TH PLACE ROAD For more information, go to www.bigsunrealty.com, click on Open Houses OPEN SUNDAY 12:00-2:00 PM CANDLER HILLS PLEASE PRESENT THIS AD TO GUARD AT GATE OPEN HOUSE 8893 SW 84TH CIRCLE For more information, go to www.bigsunrealty.com, click on Open Houses OPEN SUNDA Y 12:00-2:00 PM CANDLER HILLS PLEASE PRESENT THIS AD TO GUARD AT GATE OPEN HOUSE 8873-C SW 95TH STREET For more information, go to www.bigsunrealty.com, click on Open Houses OPEN SUNDAY 12:30-2:00 PM ON TOP OF THE WORLD PALM CAY NEW LISTING ON TOP OF THE WORLD ON TOP OF THE WORLD ON TOP OF THE WORLD CANDLER HILLS SPRUCE CREEK ON TOP OF THE WORLD ON TOP OF THE WORLD CHERR Y WOOD OAK RUN

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Friday, November 30, 2012 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com 6 ~ Friday, November 30, 2012 www.smcitizen.com I t was wonderful to see all the new faces at last months SPCA meeting. A number of people came as guests and some joined our organization. Our new meeting room at the Bank of Ozarks in Friendship Center on State Road 200 is easy to get to from all our neighboring communities. We have members from Oak Run, Palm Cay and Country Meadows, just to name a few, so if youve been fence sitting, please join us. You wont feel out of place youll have other new people to keep you company and you can make new friends. In lieu of our next regular meeting, we will have our holiday luncheon at Royal Oaks Country Club in Oak Run on Thursday, Dec. 20 at noon. Anyone wishing to send us a donation or a letter by mail should note that we have a new mailing address. Please send your correspondence to: SPCA of Marion County, 11100 S.W. 93rd Court Road, Suite 10-115, Ocala FL 34481. Our phone number remains the same at 352-3620985 if you have any questions or need our help. At our last meeting, SPCA president Beverly held our rapt attention discussing SPCA business until the pitter patter of little feet could be heard just outside our room. Those happy feet belong to Patriot Service Dogs Bonnie, a young Golden Retriever, and Theo, a standard Poodle puppy. Accompanied by their coordinator Julie, the dogs greeted everyone in the room with nuzzles and kisses and then settled at her side. The Patriot Service Dogs Program trains service dogs for disabled military servicemen and women who suffer primarily from mobility issues, loss of a limb, and/or post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The dogs undergo 18 months of training at Lowell Correctional Institution where the women inmates provide the bulk of their training. The dogs learn such tasks as turning on a light switch, retrieving keys and remotes, pushing handicapped buttons to open doors, and settling a veteran with PTSD before an attack. In order for Patriot Service Dogs to provide a dog to a disabled veteran at no cost, dogs need to be sponsored by an individual, family, organization, or business. It costs $2,500 to sponsor a Patriot Dog. The SPCA sponsors Bonnie, the beautiful Golden Retriever. To get them used to big crowds, the program has taken the dogs to Disney World, where it was unanimously decided that their favorite characters were Goofy and Pluto. Since the dogs also need to learn about life outside of prison, the program needs weekend raisers to love the dogs and take them out and about to the movies, grocery shopping, restaurants, etc, and to get them used to a regular home. Two SPCA members are weekend raisers for Bonnie and Theo. This involves taking the dogs every other weekend and including them in all your activities, including travel. Patriot Services Dogs needs a weekend raiser for Abbey, the lovely Black Lab pictured here. The program provides all the necessary food and equipment to you all you have to provide is your time. If you would like to become a weekend raiser for Abbey, please email Julie at Julie@patriotervicedogs.o rg. You may also email her if you can sponsor a dog, or can donate. They can also use pet store gift cards to purchase food, training treats and toys. You can also visit their website patriotservicedogs.org. Patriot Service Dogs also partners with the Humane Society of Marion County WOOF program. This program, which stands for Women Offering Obedience and Friendship, has the women of Lowell Correctional Institution training some of the shelter dogs that need extra obedience, leash walking, and good manners training. Its an eight week program and all but one of the graduates has been placed in a forever home so far. Right now, a handful of bouncy Jack Russells are getting the benefit of this extra TLC. Ocala Equine Rescue Needs Your HelpMany of us moved to Ocala because of the beautiful horse farms and rolling hills that dot the countryside. Riding by in our cars, the horses lift our spirits as we see them grazing in a field, or notice a new mother nuzzling her foal. But the economic downturn these past few years has hit the Ocala equine community especially hard, leaving horses to starve or to not receive adequate medical care. Racehorses, when their most profitable days are behind them, are often sent to the slaughterhouse. When New Mexico transplants Jennifer and Howard Beckman bought a 40 acre farm in northwest Ocala in 2009, they came with three rescued horses, four rescued dogs, and geese and ducks in tow. They tried to intervene by providing food to starving horses and by alerting authorities of neglect. But one extreme case changed their plans for the farm when they helped rescue seven horses and four buffalo left to starve to death on a deserted farm. They went to investigate when they saw vultures circling the area. For some of the buffalo it was too late. Jennifer and Howard pledged to use their farm for equine rescue and Ocala Equine Rescue was formed. Last month, about 20 people attended an open house there. Heres a picture of a woman from that group patting one of the beautiful rescues, which is healing for both parties. The Beckmans philosophy is to be kind, patient and gentle with all living creatures. At the open house, you could see the rapport they have with their horses. When they SPCA news and Patriot Service Dogs P AWS AND CLAWS M D Maria Devine This is Abbey. This is Coco. This is Mimi. Equine Rescue needs your help. 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Friday, November 30, 2012 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 24 ~ Friday, November 30, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Friday, Dec. 7 Treasures, Crafts two-day showThe Womans Club of Dunnellon will be sponsoring a very different and creative event to welcome in the Holiday Season. The Unique Treasures and Gifts Show will be held on Friday, Dec .7 and Sat. Dec. 8 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Womans Club building located at 11758 Cedar St., Dunnellon. The show will feature varied treasures and gifts available from many vendors including: jewelry, floral arrangements, candles, pottery, wood carvings, purses, gift cards, photography, art, painted gourds, cypress knee Santas, and much more. Many types of food will also be represented including:Amish jams and jellies, produce, barbecue sauces, and designer cakes. Mini facials and chair massages will ease the stress of holiday preparing. Biscuits, sausage gravy, and jellies will be available for breakfast as well as hot dogs, chips and drinks for lunch. Celebrate the season with this very unique show. For directions/questions please call Pat at 352-489-6708.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. Join Santa for breakfast Join Santa for pancakes on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church. There will be games, giveaways, and cookie decorating! Fun for the whole family! For more information call 352-237-2233 or visit ourredeemerocala.org. 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. Holiday cookie sale The United Methodist Women of Ocala West United Methodist Church are having a holiday cookie sale from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8. At the same time the United Methodist Men will offer their monthly all you can eat breakfast. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St.Tuesday, Dec. 11 Womans Club to meetThe GFWC Womans Club of Ocala will meet Tuesday, Dec. 11, at the Elks Club and Lodge, 702 N.E. 25th Ave., Ocala, at 11:45 a.m. for lunch, a program, and a business meeting. The speaker will be Gloria James, whose topic is Every Little Miracle. There will be a special presentation of General Federation of Womens Clubs 50 year membership pins to five of the clubs members. For luncheon reservations please call Mary at 352-347-3975 by Thursday, Dec. 6. For general information about the club please call Patti at 352-351-2708.Saturday, Dec. 15 Church offers Christmas dinner Members of the Pentecostal Trinity Church in Florida Highlands will host a Christmas dinner on Dec. 15. A hayride at 5 p.m. is followed by the dinner at 6 p.m. The church is at 9987 S.W. 155th St., in Florida Highlands. 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. Health fair at JasmineA health fair will take place Saturday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Jasmine South, 7668 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. All proceeds will be donated to Kimberlys Center for Child Protection. There will be items raffled off periodically, with the grand prize drawing at 1:30 p.m. The public is invited. The event is hosted by ChiropracticUSA. IHOP offers free pancakesBatter up, breakfast lovers! IHOP one of Americas most popular family-friendly restaurants, known for everything you love about breakfast, will once again invite guests to enjoy free pancakes during National Pancake Day on Feb. 5, 2013, while celebrating Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals 30th Anniversary. On this day, the restaurant chain hopes to raise $3 million as the first national fundraising campaign to kick off the year for Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals. During National Pancake Day, the companys largest philanthropic event of the year, more than 1,500 IHOP restaurants across the country will invite guests to enjoy a complimentary stack of IHOPs signature delicious buttermilk pancakes from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Guests will be encouraged to make a voluntary contribution to the local Childrens Miracle Network Hospital or other local charities. One hundred percent of the donations will help local charities provide vital equipment, life-saving procedures and critical care for sick and injured children. This will mark the eighth year that IHOP has held National Pancake Day, which to date has raised more than $10 million dollars for Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals and other local charities. In 2012 alone, IHOP raised more than $3 million. Millions of free pancakes served on National Pancake Day mean millions of miracles for those in need, said Julia Stewart, Interim President, IHOP and CEO of the parent company, DineEquity, Inc. The concept is simple, but our mission is ambitious; to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible through Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals. For the past eight years, it has been a pleasure and a privilege for all of us at IHOP to participate in this worthy event, and each year our guests have proved to be incredibly generous, helping us not only reach but surpass our goal. 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Offers cannot be combined. 1918 SW 17th St. AutoMaxOcala.com 352-401-0808 2008 KIA OPTIMA $7,480 LOCAL TRADE AUTOMAX PRICE 2007 NISSAN MAXIMA $7,880 LOCAL TRADE AUTOMAX PRICE M865A1 2004 LINCOLN TOWN CAR $7,980 MUST SEE AUTOMAX PRICE M757A 2011 MAZDA2 PAYMENT $149 GREAT ECONOMY AUTOMAX $9,980 M915 2011 CHEVROLET AVEO PAYMENT $149 LT AUTOMAX $9,995 M914 M756A2 2009 NISSAN AutoMax Price $7,880 2011 TOYOTA AutoMax Price $12,280 2011 CHEVROLET AutoMax Price $12,780 2011 HYUNDAI AutoMax Price $13,580 2011 VOLKSWAGEN 2012 CHEVROLET 2011 HONDA 2008 HONDA 2012 NISSAN AutoMax Price $14,680 2011 HONDA AutoMax Price $14,880 2011 FORD 2012 HYUNDAI 2012 FORD 2008 JEEP 2012 CHRYSLER AutoMax Price $17,880 2012 DODGE 2012 TOYOTA 2012 CHEVROLET AutoMax Price $19,995 2012 CHEVROLET AutoMax Price $21,880 2012 FORD AutoMax Price $22,880 GREAT MPG VERSA $ 119 mo. M755 LE COROLLA $ 185 mo. M956 LT, SAVE HUGE IMPALA $ 192 mo. M823A GLS 38 MOPG ELANTRA $ 199 mo. M879 SE JETTA SEDAN $ 209 mo. M840 AutoMax Price $13,880 LT, V8, SHARP CRUZE AutoMax Price $13,980 $ 209 mo. M899 LX, LOW MILES CIVIC CPE AutoMax Price $14,280 $ 213 mo. M913 LX, LOCAL TRADE CR-V AutoMax Price $14,480 $ 215 mo. M595A S MODEL ALTIMA $ 219 mo. M629 LX, GREAT MPG ACCORD SDN $ 224 mo. M847 SE FUSION AutoMax Price $14,880 $ 224 mo. M574 GLS, MPG SONATA AutoMax Price $14,980 $ 225 mo. M895 LIMITED ESCAPE AutoMax Price $16,880 $ 255 mo. M729 RUBICON, LOADED WRANGLER AutoMax Price $17,880 $ 269 mo. M905 TOURING TOWN & COUNTRY $ 269 mo. M948 MUST CLEAR LOT FOR NEW INVENTORY MUST CLEAR LOT FOR NEW INVENTORY QUALITY CARS AT OUTLET PRICES Marion Countys Preowned Dealer! SLT QUAD CAB RAM 1500 AutoMax Price $19,580 $ 294 mo. M756A2 SE, ONLY 5K MILES CAMRY AutoMax Price $19,980 $ 299 mo. M818 LT, V8, SHARP SILVERADO 1500 $ 299 mo. M811 LT, LEATHER, LOADED EQUINOX $ 329 mo. M952 SUPERCREW, V8 F-150 $ 339 mo. 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Friday, Nov. 30 Farmers market extendedNeed an extra helping of goods for your holiday gatherings? Marion Countys Health Happens Farmers Market may be able to help. The farmers market is extending its weekly serving of local goods through Dec. 14. From noon-6 p.m. on scheduled Fridays, shop for fresh produce, seafood, specialty breads, gluten-free products, gourmet dog treats, plants and more from local vendors. The farmers market is located on the McPherson Governmental Complex field (601 S.E. 25th Ave., Ocala). An initiative born out of the countys Health Happens employee wellness program, the Marion County Health Happens Farmers Market is funded through Florida Blue. Free HIV tests todayThe Marion County Health Department is offering free rapid HIV tests 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, Nov. 30, in support of World AIDS Day. World AIDS Day is a global initiative to encourage countries and communities to take a stand against HIV and AIDS. This day is an opportunity for public and private partners to spread awareness about the status of the pandemic and encourage progress in prevention, treatment and care for HIV and AIDS around the world. Florida ranks third in the nation in the number of AIDS cases. At the end of 2010, 95,335 adults in Florida were living with HIV/AIDS. Marion County is not immune to the epidemic. There were 39 AIDS cases in the county in 2011, more than double the 2010 rate. There were 11 AIDS deaths in Marion County in 2011. During the Nov. 30 free testing event, the Marion County Health Department will use a rapid test that uses a small blood sample from a finger prick and provides results in 15 minutes. All tests are free and no Health Department clinic card is required. Results are confidential. Other HIV testing is also available free of charge, using a mouth swab or larger blood samples. For information on HIV testing call the Marion County Health Department at 352-629-0137, ext. 2061. 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. 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. She does her presentations of a variety of women in the bible for womens groups, church services, conventions and other appropriate meetings. Information about Gerri Smith can be obtained by calling the Joy Lutheran Church office at 352-854-4509. Sunday, Dec. 2 German American Club dinner The German American Club of Marion County will host a Christmas Dinner Dance on Sunday, Dec. 2, from noon to 6 p.m., at the Marion Oaks Community Center. A catered ham dinner will be served. Music will be provided by Europa. Ticket prices will be $12 per member or $17 per non-member. Formal attire is requested. Contact Joe or Liz Dickmann at 352-732-6386 for tickets. Cuve Wine and Bistro 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 delectable wines from all over the world served in only the way Cuve offers. 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. 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 352-8542677 or Mary Jane at 352-726-6882 by Tuesday Nov. 27.Food drive on downtown squareThe Salvation Army will hold a drive through drop-off food drive on Monday, Dec. 3, from 7 to 11 a.m. at the Ocala Downtown Square. Canned and dried food items and turkeys are urgently needed to help fill our Christmas community food cupboards. For info, call 352-629-2004.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.Friday, November 30, 2012 ~ 25 www.smcitizen.com 4 ~ Friday, November 30, 2012 www.smcitizen.com SOUTH MARION Citizen The South Marion Citizen is a free community newspaper covering news of communities in southwest Marion County including Oak Run, Pine Run, Palm Cay, On Top of the World, Kingsland Country Estates, Countryside Farms, Marion Landing, Majestic Oaks, Hidden Lake, Woods and Meadows Estates, Paddock Farms, Saddle Oak Club, Deer Creek, Cherrywood Estates, Hardwood Trails, Candler Hills, Country Oaks, and Harvest Meadows, among others. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Citizen: If your community is listed above and the Citizen is not delivered to your home and you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 200 Corridor, call 854-3986CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481 Editor Jim Clark Circulation Barbara Jaggers Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean and Susie Mirabile General Manager John Provost Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Deadline for classified ads :Deadline for display advertising : Tuesday 4 p.m. before publicationMonday 5 p.m. before publication READER SERVICES I want to get news in the Citizen. Call editor Jim Clark at 352-854-3986 or send by e-mail to editor@smcitizen.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Citizenoffice in Kingsland Plaza. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Member of the Community Papers of Florida Community calendar Master the Possibilities lists open registration date Master the Possibilities Education Center in Ocala is set to begin their 8th year of providing active adults lifelong learning opportunities. The Winter/Spring catalog will be available online on Monday, December 17 and will offer courses from January to May 2013. This catalog will feature over 500 choices of classes and presentations given by over 100 highly qualified and credentialed instructors. Categories include academic, health and wellness, computer training and a strong art component being offered monthly. All of these courses and programs are OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. In 2012, the center for lifelong learning finished with over 22,000 enrollments for the first time ever! Along with this achievement, Master the Possibilities was featured in the nationally distributed magazine, Where to Retire as a stunning success in their May/June issue. The 24/7 registration for the 2013 Winter/Spring session will begin online at www.masterthepossibilities.com or by calling 352-854-3699 on December 17th. The printed catalog can be picked up at Master the Possibilities and the Freedom Library. The Education Center is located at 8415 SW 80th St, Ocala in Circle Square Commons. TALLAHASSEE The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) and the Florida Chapters of the American Red Cross announce the 2013 Severe Weather Awareness Week. This annual public awareness campaign provides an opportunity for teachers to educate students on the importance of being prepared in the event of severe weather. The 2013 Severe Weather Awareness Week in Florida will be Monday, February 11, through Friday, February 15, 2013. "In the 13th year of the program, the Florida Severe Weather Awareness Week is a reminder of the importance of preparedness year-round for all Floridians, said FDEM Director Bryan W. Koon. The partnership between the Division and the American Red Cross Chapters throughout Florida is the perfect opportunity to promote a culture of preparedness across Florida. When you educate students on preparedness they get excited and share with their families and they grow up to be prepared. Severe Weather Awareness Week includes a poster contest for Floridas elementary school students and a video public service announcement (PSA) contest for Floridas middle and high school students. This year, the poster contest will include seven winners selected from across the state. One winner each from middle and high school will be selected for the video PSA contest. We are delighted to have a continuing partnership with the Division of Emergency Management on the annual poster contest, said Katie Sherk, of the American Red Cross. Its an inspiring outreach effort that is especially rewarding when we receive the students entries. It really does get our youth engaged in disaster preparedness in a way that is helping to build a culture of preparedness in Florida. Annual Poster Contest The poster contest to open to all elementary school students in Floridas including private and charter schools and those enrolled in home-school programs. Posters should feature what severe weather in Florida means to the student. Poster submissions must be postmarked by January 18, 2013 and sent to the Capitol Area Chapter of the Red Cross in Tallahassee. Winners for the contest will be announced Friday, February 1. Details on the contest can be found at www.FloridaDisaster.org/swaw. Annual Video PSA Contest The video PSA contest is open to all Florida middle and high school students, including private and charter schools and those enrolled in home-school programs. Entries should be a 30-second public service announcement (PSA) that incorporates a safety or preparedness message relating to the following Know Your Zone topics: Flood Zone, Evacuation Zone, or Storm Surge Zone. The winning video will be professionally re-produced for broadcast use by the Division of Emergency Management in their statewide public awareness campaign. Final digital videos should be submitted via the FDEM Video Portal at www.KidsGetAPlan.com. All entries must be uploaded by Jan. 18. Winning entries will be announced Friday, Feb. 1. For poster and video PSA contest rules and topic information, go to www.FloridaDisaster.org/SWAW or www.KidsGetAPlan.com. Contests for Severe Weather Awareness Week Fish, Wildlife to hold two webinars in DecemberThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is hosting two webinars in December to gather public testimony and input on the potential creation of saltwater game fish and sport fish designations. The online meetings are from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 10 and 12. To participate in a webinar, visit http://fwc.adobeconnect.com/mfm/ at the start of each meeting. The designation issue will also be a topic of discussion at the Commissions Dec. 5 meeting in Apalachicola. Reasons for considering these changes include helping highlight and protect some of Floridas premier recreational fish and encouraging anglers to practice voluntary conservation practices such as catch-andrelease. If adopted, these changes could lead to healthier fish populations and help Florida market its unique fishing opportunities to residents and visitors. Suggested parameters for game fish include no commercial harvest, possession or sale; fish could be targeted only with hook and line; and captain and crew of for-hire vessels such as charter boats would have a bag limit of zero and would not be allowed to take fish home for themselves. The sport fish designation would offer a higher level of protection than game fish by making selected species catch-and-release only, including no recreational harvest as well as no commercial harvest, possession or sale. Sport fish could also be targeted by hook and line only. If game fish and sport fish designations are approved, staff will return to future meetings with suggestions for potential fish species candidates. To learn more about the webinar, visit MyFWC.com/Fishing and click on Saltwater Fishing, Rulemaking and Workshops. For those without computers, voice-only access is available. For questions about webinar access, please contact Carly Canion at 850-617-9627 or Carly.Canion@MyFWC.com. 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Kingdom of the Sun 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 6249291 or visit our website at http://kingdomofthesunband.org. College Road BaptistCollege Road Baptist Church invites you to The Splendor of Christmas presented by the worship choir. There will be three performances: Friday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9 at 3 p.m. College Road Baptist Church is located at 5010 S.W. College Road, 1.7 miles west of I-75 on State Road 200. First CongregationalThe Womens Fellowship at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 7171 S.W. State Road 200, will present a Christmas program on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 10:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary. There will me music, a humorous look at the Twelve Days of Christmas, an old fashioned story from our childhood, and a Carol Sing. The public is invited to attend. For more information call 352-5094218. Friendship Baptist The Friendship Baptist Church Choir will be presenting, Ill Be Home For Christmas, Sunday evening, Dec. 2 at 6 p.m. Come early to get a good seat. Master Choir 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. Symphony, Youth SymphonyFor 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 352-8736738. Trinity Lutheran ChurchA Holiday treat of musical performances is set at Trinity Lutheran Church on Dec. 9 at 3 p.m. Music will be offered by the Gainesville Harmony Show Chorus, the On Edge Quartet, The Clique Quartet and The Jazzed. Tickets are $8 each. Organizers describe the concert as a perfect holiday treat. Trinity Lutheran is at 4001 N.E. 25th Ave., Ocala. Youth Symphony The 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. Our Redeemer A Christmas concert will take place at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Sunday, Dec. 2, and 3 p.m. Featured will be both traditional and contemporary songs. Light refreshments will be served in the Fellowship Center afterward. For further information call 352-237-2233. sistant pastor Rev. Vicky Woods, invite all women of goodwill to share both food and traditions from their religious and cultural backgrounds during this Interfaith event which takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1009 N.E. 28th Ave. We honor all paths to God as we strive to be better stewards of the earth, and help bring peace and harmony to the world. Please come and join us in joyful community with our friend and neighbors in beautiful Marion county during this special season of the year. Rev. Peggy said. Following this luncheon the Bahais of Belleview will show a film at the nearby Ocala Main Library at 2 p.m. The 30-minute DVD is about the inability of Bahais in Iran to obtain a higher education.. Please email TIAofMarioncountyFL@gmail.com or telephone 352/873-9970 for more information about the luncheon. Joann Bennett 352-693-4482, is the contact for the Bahais. Friday, November 30, 2012 ~ 3 www.smcitizen.com 26 ~ Friday, November 30, 2012 www.smcitizen.com ner/dance to view real time festivities in our nations capital. Only 300 tickets are available at $50 per person. Please visit www.MarionDems.org or telephone 352402-9494 for more information. OFFICERS CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 WOMENCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Christmas concerts Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com Im reaching my full retirement age and thinking about retiring in early 2013. When is the best time of year to apply for Social Security benefits? If you are planning to retire in early 2013, you can apply now. You can apply as early as four months prior to when you want your monthly benefits to begin. To apply, just go to www.socialsecurity.gov/applytoretire. Applying online for retirement benefits from the convenience of your home or office is secure and can take as little as 15 minutes. Its so easy! My wife and I live in Minnesota, but plan to spend the winter in Florida. My wife will turn 62 while we are down south. Can she apply for benefits in Florida, or do we have to wait until we get back home to apply for retirement at our local Social Security office? These days, you dont even have to be near a Social Security office to apply for benefits. Regardless of where you and your wife are living, you can apply for retirement benefits online at www.socialsecurity.gov/applytoretire. Its so easy to do, and it can take as little as 15 minutes to complete and submit the application. If she prefers, your wife can file a retirement benefit application at any Social Security office including the one closest to you in Minnesota, Florida, or wherever you happen to be. I am 57 years old and I currently receive Social Security disability benefits. Can I still get my regular Social Security retirement benefits when I reach full retirement age? If you are still receiving Social Security disability benefits when you reach your full retirement age, we will automatically switch you from disability benefits to retirement benefits at that point. The money amount will remain the same. For more information, visit our website on disability benefits at www.socialsecurity.gov/disability. If both my spouse and I are entitled to Social Security benefits, is there any reduction in our payments because we are married? No. We calculate lifetime earnings independently to determine each spouses Social Security benefit amount. When each member of a married couple meets all other eligibility requirements to receive Social Security retirement benefits, each spouse receives a monthly benefit amount based on his or her own earnings. Couples are not penalized simply because they are married. If one member of the couple earned low wages or failed to earn enough Social Security credits (40) to be insured for retirement benefits, he or she may be eligible to receive benefits as a spouse. Learn more about Social Security at www.socialsecurity.gov. Can I get an estimate of my retirement benefit at several different possible ages? Yes. We suggest you use our Retirement Estimator www.socialsecurity.gov/estimator to test different retirement scenarios. This online tool will give you retirement benefit estimates based on current law and real time access to your earnings record. The Retirement Estimator also lets you create additional "what if" retirement scenarios. Its even available in Spanish at www.segurosocial.gov/calculador. You can test even more alternatives at www.socialsecurity.gov/planners/calcula tors.htm. Adon Williams is Social Security district manager in Ocala. Social Security Questions and Answers A W Adon Williams BY CHRIS VAN ORMER Citrus County ChronicleFor 12 years, whooping cranes have hailed the holiday season, with many county residents getting out to witness an early morning flyover of the leggy, red-crowned birds. This year, however, like a lot of Florida visitors, the cranes are not flying this far south. Five of the endangered birds arrived Friday at St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge in Wakulla County, which will be their wintering grounds. The cranes have landed and are expected to stay for the season. A spokesperson for Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership stated: One advantage we see is it will shorten our migration by a couple of hundred miles and an unknown number of days. The downside is we will not be able to do a flyover at Dunnellon-Marion County Airport as we have in the past Crane fans or craniacs in the area wont get a glimpse of this years flock unless they travel north to the Florida Panhandle refuge. Operation Migration usually divided its flock between St. Marks and Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge near Crystal River to reduce the chance of a mass loss through bad weather or predation. But this year, the flock was too small to split, so all cranes will stay at St. Marks. This is the earliest the birds have arrived at St. Marks, and we are thrilled to have them here so soon, said Terry Peacock, refuge manager at St. Marks. I was in the blind at the pen site to watch the birds arrive. I just have to say that it never gets old watching the birds come to the refuge. It was as touching this time as it was the first time. These cranes are the 12th group to be guided by ultralight aircraft from central Wisconsin to the Gulf Coast of Florida. Operation Migration announced it would maintain its Chassahowitzka facilities in preparation for next year. The Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership, an international coalition of public and private organizations, is conducting the reintroduction project in an effort to restore this endangered species to part of its historic range in eastern North America. There are now 115 whooping cranes in the wild in eastern North America thanks to its efforts. In addition to the five birds led south by WCEP partner Operation Migrations ultralights, six cranes are making their first southward migration as part of WCEPs Direct Autumn Release program. The DAR cranes were hatched and raised by biologists with project partner International Crane Foundation. The six birds were released in the company of older cranes from whom the young birds learn the migration route south. Five of the DAR cranes have completed their migration and are located in Hendry County, Fla. The sixth bird is currently located at Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area in Pulaski County, Ind. The ultralight-led and DAR cranes this year are joining two wildhatched chicks in the 2012 cohort. Whooping cranes were on the verge of extinction in the 1940s. Today, there are only about 600 birds in existence, about 445 of them in the wild. Aside from the WCEP birds, the only other migratory population of whooping cranes nests at Wood Buffalo National Park in northern Alberta, Canada, and winters at Aransas National Wildlife Refuge on the Texas Gulf Coast. A non-migratory flock of about 20 birds lives year-round in the central Florida Kissimmee region. Whooping cranes wont be coming this year 0 0 0 D A V M 000D32U Cleanmaster CLEANMASTER CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING Servicing All Of Citrus & Marion County For 25 Years 489-4844 O W N E R D O E S T H E W O R K We Also Have Outdoor Pressure Cleaning Available. 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Friday, November 30, 2012 ~ 27 www.smcitizen.com 2 ~ Friday, November 30, 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 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! General Help *CALLNOW*Looking to fill immediate positions in the CUST OMER RELA TIONS DEPT Training, 401(k), Medical. No Exp. Necessary. Call Michelle 352-436-4460 DRIVERS: All Miles PAID (Loaded & Empty)! Home on the weekends! Running Class-A CDL Flatbed. Lease to Own-No Money DownCALL: 888-880-5916 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 Garage/ Yard Sales MARION OAKS Fri. 30 & Sat. Dec. 1 9am-2pm HUGE SALE 14877 SW 43rd Ct. General RPM RECORDS. Country,classical, popular artists& Boxed sets. New cond. $1 ea 352-854-0742 2 BLACK VELVETCrafts Masters Paint by Number Framed. Spanish Soldiers 1960s $40 ea 352-854-0742 4 PVC AGILITYJUMPS for dogs. New. Color taupe. 2 rails. $25 each 352-854-0742 6 GORHAM CURRIER & Ives xmas Bells. 1977-82 in boxes. $10 ea 352-854-0742 50 VINTAGE 1960 PLASTIC XMAS TREE ORNAMENTS, Lanterns, bells, round, etc. $30 352-854-0742 2BRASS RECORD RACKS. Each holds 40 records. $20 for both! 352-854-0742 BOATFENDERS 18 inch white new $3ea 352-854-0742 BRUNSWICK BOWLING BALL10.4 LB $5. 352-854-0742 CHRISTMAS RECORDS (15) RPM 1954-83. Country,classical, popular artists, orchestra exc. cond $1ea 352-854-0742 CRAFTMASTERS PAINTBYNUMBERS Woods & Deer set (3) Framed $40. 352-854-0742 ELECTRIC FIRE LOGS 1930S $25. 352-854-0742 General FUNKS & WAGNALLS 1973 encyclopedia complete set. Includes bookcase new cond. $45. 352-854-0742 LIFE VEST Stearns. New. adjustable comfortable w/zip front. $30. 352-854-0742 SINGER SEWING MACHINE Cabinet model. Recently Svc. $25. 352-854-0742 VINTAGE 1959 CROSMAN 150. 22 cal Pellet gun.EXC. COND. $75 OBO 352-854-0742 VINTAGE 1960 Haminex Electronic TV Video Game. New cond. $25 352-854-0742 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 Pets DOG SITTER /WALKER Sit and walk with your dog with love and care.Any time.In your house or ours 24/7.Experience 22 years.Call please to Dave,Tania. 352-236-5746 home, 207-420-7170 or 207-951-5767 cell. 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 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 WE BUY ANYVEHICLEIn Any Condition Tile, No Title, Bank Lien, No Problem, Dont Trade it in. We Will Pay up to $25K Any Make, Any Model. 813-335-3794 813-237-1892 call AJ Cars BUICK 2007, Lucerne, CXL 55K miles, Leather $13,500. obo Call (352) 978-3571 CADILLAC 2009, STS V6, 44k miles, Luxury $18,850. Call (352) 422-0360 FORD 2005, Five Hundred LMT, 40K miles, leather, V6 $9,980 Call 352-302-3704 FORD 2006 Focus ZXW, SE 4DR, WGN. 85k miles $5,800 obo (352) 978-3571 HONDA 2011 CRV LX, 19K miles, likenew, 4 Cyl. $19,950 $19,950 Call 352-232-1481 KIA 2008 Sedona LX, 76k miles, Super Nice!!!, $9,800. obo Call 352-302-3704 TOYOTA2004, Camry LE V6, 64K miles Super Clean $9,800. obo Call (352) 978-3571 TOYOTA2007, Yaris, 59K miles, 2 DR, H/B $8,800. Call 352-422-0360 Classic Vehicles AUTO SWAP/ Corral CAR SHOW Sumter County Fairgrounds SUMTER SWAPMEETS SUN. DEC, 2, 2012 1-800-438-8559 Trucks TOYOTA2004, 4 Runner Sport 2WD, 94K mi, Leather $12,800. obo Call 352-978-3571 4x4s JEEP 2004, Wrangler X 4WD, Only 57K miles, Hard Top $13,800.Call 352-422-03601 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 Employment Services RN A V AILABLE Private home carecompanion 352-693-4873 Handyman Steves Handyman Service (352) 854-4927 000D9MV Marions Most Wanted Rodney Leverne Carter Jr., 20, felony warrant burglary of a dwelling, grand theft. Latasha Ann Duncan, 30, felony warrant grand theft and dealing in stolen property. Jessica R. Hager, 24, felonoy bench warrant failure to appear pre-trial conference organized fraud. Christopher Eugene Sheddan, 29, felony bench warrant failure to appear change of plea driving while license revoked as habitual offender. Eugene Turner Jr., 29, felony warrant sale of cocaine, possession of cocaine intent to sell, criminal mischief, grand theft, unlawful use of two-way communications device. David Robert Valdez, 27, felony bench warrant failure to appear pretrial conference felony littering. A Hernando man was accused of DUI, driving while license suspended and no motor vehicle registraton after he was stopped while driving a four-wheeler that he had been told not to drive. James A. Glass, 54, of East Nebraska Lane, was spoken to and told because of his condition he was not to drive. He allegedly told the deputy that he would wait for his girlfriend to pick him up. Later, a call came out for investigation of the four wheeler being driven near County Road 484 and State Road 200. He was spotted by a sheriffs volunteer and the location was called in and a deputy responded to the convenience store at that intersection. He could not perform field sobriety tests because of his condition, according to the report, and was taken to jail, where he refused to give a sample of his breath. In Oak Run, deputies received a complaint of a white van that was not staying in a single lan. A deputy stopped the van and found Michelle Kiernan, 41, of Floral City was the operator. After failing the field sobriety test, she was taken to jail. Her breath registered no alcohol, but a passenger in the vehicle told the deputy that she felt the driver was on something. Kiernan refused to supply a urine sample to be tested for a controlled substance. Recent arrests Community Legal Services of Mid-Floridas (CLSMF) Veterans Advocacy project attorney, Christie Bhageloe, won disability benefits for a Vietnam veteran client following a successful appeal to the Board of Veterans' Appeals. Larry Hunt served in the Vietnam War forty years ago as an intelligence officer and was repeatedly exposed to enemy fire on his missions into enemy territory. Mr. Hunt was ultimately diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and sought VA benefits, but was only granted partial compensation despite being unable to work. Christie and CLSMF began assisting Larry Hunt in 2010 in an appeal of his claim for full disability after the Department of Veterans Affairs decision that again denied full benefits. A significant challenge in the appeal was addressing the veteran's reluctance to talk about his traumatic experiences. Unfortunately, the long VA appeals process results in multiple medical exams and hearings which can trigger anxiety and panic attacks in veterans suffering from PTSD. Ms. Bhageloe and her assistant, Kathy Miner, made a packet with a case summary and relevant medical records for Mr. Hunt to take with him to his most recent VA exam so that he would not have to recount his entire history for a new doctor. In September, shortly after his VA exam, the veteran was notified that he would receive 100% VA disability compensation benefits as a result of his successful appeal. For more information about our Veterans Advocacy Project, contact Christie Bhageloe at (407) 504-2838 or email veterans@clsmf.org Vietnam veteran wins disability compensation Once a Marine, always a Marine The Marine Corps League Ocala West Detachment invites Marines to join. The group meets on the first Tuesday of each month at Angela Santos VFW at 1900 hours. For further information contact Commandant Don Eckerdt at 732-0523 or 620-4055. Former FMF Corpsmen are welcome to join, and the league accepts associate members (non-Marines). Recycling helps hospitalized children You can help the children at the Shriners Childrens Hospital in Tampa just by recycling your newspapers and magazines. Please recycle your papers and magazines just drop them off at the canteen in VFW Post 4781, 9401 S.W. 110th St., across from the entrance to Oak Run. They will be picked up every Wednesday. We thank you for helping. Read the classifieds 8441 SW SR 200 Ste 101 Friendship Ctr. PAT & RICH LAUGEN, Gemologist, AJP, Goldsmith Savings Up To 50% OFF Huge Storewide Savings Free Gift Wrap Thanks For Shopping Local 237-2240 Mon-Fri 9-5 Sat 9-1 Fine Jewelry & Watches Gem Galleria Gem Galleria Jewelers Jewelers 000DD4C 8441 SW Hwy. 200, #105 Ocala (Friendship Center / Winn Dixie Plaza) For Carry out Call: 352-671-9888 NOW OPEN 6am-3pm 7 Days A Week Looking Forward To Serving You At Our 3 Locations: In Front Of On Top Of The World Friendship Plaza Next To Gem Galleria Jewelers F RIENDSHIP B ARBERS 6-5 Mon.-Fri 7-12 Saturday Dont forget your holiday gift certificates! 352-854-2111 Magic Touch Salon 8441 SW HWY. 200 Located in the Friendship Center 7578 SE Maricamp Rd. Ocala (In the Shores Publix Plaza) For Carry Out Call: 352-687-0158 3375 East Silver Springs Blvd. (Across the street from 40 East Publix) For Carry Out Call: 352-351-5632 For More Info. Call Car Show Mgr. 207-4020 FREE CAR SHOW AT FRIENDSHIP CENTER DEC. 7 5PM Happy Holidays From the Staff at

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BRIEFS INDEX Cherrywood......................13 Classified.............................27 Oak Run...............................19 OTOW...................................18 Out to Pastor........................9 Opinion..................................8 Paws and Claws..................6 Pun Alley.............................18 Puzzles.................................21 Social Security..................26CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & Businesses FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2012 VOLUME 18 NUMBER 27 www.smcitizen.com 28 ~ Friday, November 30, 2012 www.smcitizen.com BY JIM CLARK Editor The State Road 200 Coalition recently heard all about West Marion Community Hospital and other Ocala Health System ventures from Ginger Carroll, CEO of the hospital. She told the small gathering that youre well covered by the hospital and facilities, describing all the services that the privately owned hospital offers. She noted how the hospitals, including Ocala Regional Medical Center, were investing to develop a trauma center that would serve Marion, Citrus and Hernando counties. Were pretty excited about that, she offered. Like all hospitals, she said the facilities are concerned about what happens down the road with new health care rules, but conceded, Theres not going to be any new-found money in health care. Its just going to be shuffled around. Ocala Health Systems entities include ORMC downtown, West Marion on State Road 200, and Advanced Imaging Centers, Family Care Specialists, Ocala Health Neurology, Ocala Health Surgical Group and Wound Care and Hyperbaric Therapy. The Health System team includes 1,694 employees, 354 physicians and 198 volunteers. Statistics from 2011 show 153,066 patients treated, 15,306 admission, 70,219 emergency visits, 26,497 Medicaid patients treated and 19,850 indigent patients treated. The hospitals paid more than $5.5 million in taxes. Specialty services include cardiovascular, neurosciences, oncology and orthopedics. There is also a new One Step Transfer Center which provides streamlined communication between hospitals in Georgia, North Florida and part of South Carolina. It allows for more efficient patient transfers. The Coalition meets the second Monday of every month in Building 300 at TimberRidge at 1 p.m. The meeting on Dec. 10 will be the groups Christmas party. Health System facts West Marions CEO addresses Coalition PHOTO BY JIM CLARKGinger Carroll looks up at one of the slides she used during her presentation. PHOTO BY RON RATNERNo spaces Finding a parking space at the Paddock Mall on Black Friday morning was not an easy thing. Cars filled the shopping center as customers searched for holiday bargains. Cherrywood Thanksgiving This was how some folks at Cherrywood Estates celebrated Thanksgiving. The column starts on Page 13. Democrats to elect officersMarion County Democrats will elect new officers when they meet Monday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m. at party headquarters, 601 S.W. First Ave., downtown Ocala. All registered Democrats are invited to attend. Other business includes planning for the Monday, Dec. 17, potluck holiday party at headquarters. Attendees will have the opportunity to support a local family in dire need by contributing to an angel tree. Tickets are now available for the Marion County Inaugural Ball which takes place Monday, Jan. 21, at the Ocala Hilton when the nation comes together on the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday to celebrate the re-election of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. Big screens will allow participants at the dinPLEASESEEOFFICERS PAGE13 Interfaith Women mark diverse events Christmas, Hannukah and Kwanzaa are among the best known religious celebrations which take place during the month of December. But women who attend the Dec. 12 womens gathering, one of a series of potluck luncheons regularly sponsored by The Interfaith Alliance of Marion County, will learn that Buddhists, Pagans and Zoroastrians are among many others who also observe sacred holidays during this month in which Mayan and Hopi legends portend major transformative events in human history beginning on the Solstice. TIA board member Rev. Peggy Hostetler, pastor of the Oakbrook Center for Spiritual Living, and asPLEASESEEWOMEN PAGE3 Did you donate to Toys for Tots?A rather nice item was left outside the South Marion Office this week, which we presume was meant for Toys for Tots. However, we would like confirmation of this, so we request that the donor call us at 352-854-3986 and identify the item. Thanks for your cooperation. Ribbon-cutting set for new bridge Dec. 6A ribbon-cutting ceremony has been announced by the Marion County Engineer for the new Southwest 42nd Street Flyover Project at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6. The overpass is an extension of the 31st Street Extension, renamed the Osceola Parkway. Traffic reaches the bridge by going west on 42nd Street at 27th Avenue by Trinity Catholic High School, or by going east off State Road 200. The ribbon-cutting is tentatively scheduled for the east side of the bridge. Hog hunts at Halpata The Southwest Florida Water Management Districts Hlpata Tastanaki Preserve will be temporarily closed to the public for wild hog hunts Dec. 4-6. Only permitted hunters will be allowed on the property during these dates. All of the permits for these hunts have been sold. Hlpata Tastanaki Preserve is approximately six miles east of Dunnellon, south of the Dunnellon Municipal Airport. Public access is located off County Road 484. This activity is one of a series of wild hog hunts being held on District lands in an effort to control the damage being caused to the natural habitats. The district only allows hogs to be controlled through hunts when the damage they cause exceeds unacceptable levels, and damage is occurring more frequently and with increasing severity. 000D847



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BRIEFS INDEX Cherrywood......................13 Classified.............................27 Oak Run...............................19 OTOW...................................18 Out to Pastor........................9 Opinion..................................8 Paws and Claws..................6 Pun Alley.............................18 Puzzles.................................21 Social Security..................26CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & BusinessesFRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2012 VOLUME 18 NUMBER 27 www.smcitizen.com28~ Friday, November 30, 2012 www.smcitizen.com BY JIM CLARK EditorThe State Road 200 Coalition recently heard all about West Marion Community Hospital and other Ocala Health System ventures from Ginger Carroll, CEO of the hospital. She told the small gathering that youre well covered by the hospital and facilities, describing all the services that the privately owned hospital offers. She noted how the hospitals, including Ocala Regional Medical Center, were investing to develop a trauma center that would serve Marion, Citrus and Hernando counties. Were pretty excited about that, she offered. Like all hospitals, she said the facilities are concerned about what happens down the road with new health care rules, but conceded, Theres not going to be any new-found money in health care. Its just going to be shuffled around. Ocala Health Systems entities include ORMC downtown, West Marion on State Road 200, and Advanced Imaging Centers, Family Care Specialists, Ocala Health Neurology, Ocala Health Surgical Group and Wound Care and Hyperbaric Therapy. The Health System team includes 1,694 employees, 354 physicians and 198 volunteers. Statistics from 2011 show 153,066 patients treated, 15,306 admission, 70,219 emergency visits, 26,497 Medicaid patients treated and 19,850 indigent patients treated. The hospitals paid more than $5.5 million in taxes. Specialty services include cardiovascular, neurosciences, oncology and orthopedics. There is also a new One Step Transfer Center which provides streamlined communication between hospitals in Georgia, North Florida and part of South Carolina. It allows for more efficient patient transfers. The Coalition meets the second Monday of every month in Building 300 at TimberRidge at 1 p.m. The meeting on Dec. 10 will be the groups Christmas party. Health System facts West Marions CEO addresses Coalition PHOTO BY JIM CLARKGinger Carroll looks up at one of the slides she used during her presentation. PHOTO BY RON RATNERNo spacesFinding a parking space at the Paddock Mall on Black Friday morning was not an easy thing. Cars filled the shopping center as customers searched for holiday bargains. Cherrywood ThanksgivingThis was how some folks at Cherrywood Estates celebrated Thanksgiving. The column starts on Page 13. Democrats to elect officersMarion County Democrats will elect new officers when they meet Monday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m. at party headquarters, 601 S.W. First Ave., downtown Ocala. All registered Democrats are invited to attend. Other business includes planning for the Monday, Dec. 17, potluck holiday party at headquarters. Attendees will have the opportunity to support a local family in dire need by contributing to an angel tree. Tickets are now available for the Marion County Inaugural Ball which takes place Monday, Jan. 21, at the Ocala Hilton when the nation comes together on the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday to celebrate the re-election of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. Big screens will allow participants at the dinPLEASESEEOFFICERS, PAGE13 Interfaith Women mark diverse eventsChristmas, Hannukah and Kwanzaa are among the best known religious celebrations which take place during the month of December. But women who attend the Dec. 12 womens gathering, one of a series of potluck luncheons regularly sponsored by The Interfaith Alliance of Marion County, will learn that Buddhists, Pagans and Zoroastrians are among many others who also observe sacred holidays during this month in which Mayan and Hopi legends portend major transformative events in human history beginning on the Solstice. TIA board member Rev. Peggy Hostetler, pastor of the Oakbrook Center for Spiritual Living, and asPLEASESEEWOMEN, PAGE3 Did you donate to Toys for Tots?A rather nice item was left outside the South Marion Office this week, which we presume was meant for Toys for Tots. However, we would like confirmation of this, so we request that the donor call us at 352-854-3986 and identify the item. Thanks for your cooperation. Ribbon-cutting set for new bridge Dec. 6A ribbon-cutting ceremony has been announced by the Marion County Engineer for the new Southwest 42nd Street Flyover Project at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6. The overpass is an extension of the 31st Street Extension, renamed the Osceola Parkway. Traffic reaches the bridge by going west on 42nd Street at 27th Avenue by Trinity Catholic High School, or by going east off State Road 200. The ribbon-cutting is tentatively scheduled for the east side of the bridge. Hog hunts at HalpataThe Southwest Florida Water Management Districts Hlpata Tastanaki Preserve will be temporarily closed to the public for wild hog hunts Dec. 4-6. Only permitted hunters will be allowed on the property during these dates. All of the permits for these hunts have been sold. Hlpata Tastanaki Preserve is approximately six miles east of Dunnellon, south of the Dunnellon Municipal Airport. Public access is located off County Road 484. This activity is one of a series of wild hog hunts being held on District lands in an effort to control the damage being caused to the natural habitats. The district only allows hogs to be controlled through hunts when the damage they cause exceeds unacceptable levels, and damage is occurring more frequently and with increasing severity. 000D847

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Eugene Turner Jr., 29, felony warrant sale of cocaine, possession of cocaine intent to sell, criminal mischief, grand theft, unlawful use of two-way communications device. David Robert Valdez, 27, felony bench warrant failure to appear pretrial conference felony littering. A Hernando man was accused of DUI, driving while license suspended and no motor vehicle registraton after he was stopped while driving a four-wheeler that he had been told not to drive. James A. Glass, 54, of East Nebraska Lane, was spoken to and told because of his condition he was not to drive. He allegedly told the deputy that he would wait for his girlfriend to pick him up. Later, a call came out for investigation of the four wheeler being driven near County Road 484 and State Road 200. He was spotted by a sheriffs volunteer and the location was called in and a deputy responded to the convenience store at that intersection. He could not perform field sobriety tests because of his condition, according to the report, and was taken to jail, where he refused to give a sample of his breath. In Oak Run, deputies received a complaint of a white van that was not staying in a single lan. A deputy stopped the van and found Michelle Kiernan, 41, of Floral City was the operator. After failing the field sobriety test, she was taken to jail. Her breath registered no alcohol, but a passenger in the vehicle told the deputy that she felt the driver was on something. Kiernan refused to supply a urine sample to be tested for a controlled substance. Recent arrests Community Legal Services of Mid-Floridas (CLSMF) Veterans Advocacy project attorney, Christie Bhageloe, won disability benefits for a Vietnam veteran client following a successful appeal to the Board of Veterans' Appeals. Larry Hunt served in the Vietnam War forty years ago as an intelligence officer and was repeatedly exposed to enemy fire on his missions into enemy territory. Mr. Hunt was ultimately diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and sought VA benefits, but was only granted partial compensation despite being unable to work. Christie and CLSMF began assisting Larry Hunt in 2010 in an appeal of his claim for full disability after the Department of Veterans Affairs decision that again denied full benefits. A significant challenge in the appeal was addressing the veteran's reluctance to talk about his traumatic experiences. Unfortunately, the long VA appeals process results in multiple medical exams and hearings which can trigger anxiety and panic attacks in veterans suffering from PTSD. Ms. Bhageloe and her assistant, Kathy Miner, made a packet with a case summary and relevant medical records for Mr. Hunt to take with him to his most recent VA exam so that he would not have to recount his entire history for a new doctor. In September, shortly after his VA exam, the veteran was notified that he would receive 100% VA disability compensation benefits as a result of his successful appeal. For more information about our Veterans Advocacy Project, contact Christie Bhageloe at (407) 504-2838 or email veterans@clsmf.org Vietnam veteran wins disability compensation Once a Marine, always a MarineThe Marine Corps League Ocala West Detachment invites Marines to join. The group meets on the first Tuesday of each month at Angela Santos VFW at 1900 hours. For further information contact Commandant Don Eckerdt at 732-0523 or 620-4055. Former FMF Corpsmen are welcome to join, and the league accepts associate members (non-Marines). 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Kingdom of the Sun 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 6249291 or visit our website at http://kingdomofthesunband.org.College Road BaptistCollege Road Baptist Church invites you to The Splendor of Christmas presented by the worship choir. There will be three performances: Friday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9 at 3 p.m. College Road Baptist Church is located at 5010 S.W. College Road, 1.7 miles west of I-75 on State Road 200. First CongregationalThe Womens Fellowship at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 7171 S.W. State Road 200, will present a Christmas program on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 10:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary. There will me music, a humorous look at the Twelve Days of Christmas, an old fashioned story from our childhood, and a Carol Sing. The public is invited to attend. For more information call 352-5094218.Friendship BaptistThe Friendship Baptist Church Choir will be presenting, Ill Be Home For Christmas, Sunday evening, Dec. 2 at 6 p.m. Come early to get a good seat.Master Choir 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.Symphony, Youth SymphonyFor 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 352-8736738.Trinity Lutheran ChurchA Holiday treat of musical performances is set at Trinity Lutheran Church on Dec. 9 at 3 p.m. Music will be offered by the Gainesville Harmony Show Chorus, the On Edge Quartet, The Clique Quartet and The Jazzed. Tickets are $8 each. Organizers describe the concert as a perfect holiday treat. Trinity Lutheran is at 4001 N.E. 25th Ave., Ocala. Youth Symphony The 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. Our RedeemerA Christmas concert will take place at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Sunday, Dec. 2, and 3 p.m. Featured will be both traditional and contemporary songs. Light refreshments will be served in the Fellowship Center afterward. For further information call 352-237-2233. sistant pastor Rev. Vicky Woods, invite all women of goodwill to share both food and traditions from their religious and cultural backgrounds during this Interfaith event which takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1009 N.E. 28th Ave. We honor all paths to God as we strive to be better stewards of the earth, and help bring peace and harmony to the world. Please come and join us in joyful community with our friend and neighbors in beautiful Marion county during this special season of the year. Rev. Peggy said. Following this luncheon the Bahais of Belleview will show a film at the nearby Ocala Main Library at 2 p.m. The 30-minute DVD is about the inability of Bahais in Iran to obtain a higher education.. Please email TIAofMarioncountyFL@gmail.com or telephone 352/873-9970 for more information about the luncheon. Joann Bennett 352-693-4482, is the contact for the Bahais. Friday, November 30, 2012 ~ 3 www.smcitizen.com 26~ Friday, November 30, 2012 www.smcitizen.com ner/dance to view real time festivities in our nations capital. Only 300 tickets are available at $50 per person. Please visit www.MarionDems.org or telephone 352402-9494 for more information. OFFICERSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 WOMENCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Christmas concerts Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com Im reaching my full retirement age and thinking about retiring in early 2013. When is the best time of year to apply for Social Security benefits? If you are planning to retire in early 2013, you can apply now. You can apply as early as four months prior to when you want your monthly benefits to begin. To apply, just go to www.socialsecurity.gov/applytoretire. Applying online for retirement benefits from the convenience of your home or office is secure and can take as little as 15 minutes. Its so easy! My wife and I live in Minnesota, but plan to spend the winter in Florida. My wife will turn 62 while we are down south. Can she apply for benefits in Florida, or do we have to wait until we get back home to apply for retirement at our local Social Security office? These days, you dont even have to be near a Social Security office to apply for benefits. Regardless of where you and your wife are living, you can apply for retirement benefits online at www.socialsecurity.gov/applytoretire. Its so easy to do, and it can take as little as 15 minutes to complete and submit the application. If she prefers, your wife can file a retirement benefit application at any Social Security office including the one closest to you in Minnesota, Florida, or wherever you happen to be. I am 57 years old and I currently receive Social Security disability benefits. Can I still get my regular Social Security retirement benefits when I reach full retirement age? If you are still receiving Social Security disability benefits when you reach your full retirement age, we will automatically switch you from disability benefits to retirement benefits at that point. The money amount will remain the same. For more information, visit our website on disability benefits at www.socialsecurity.gov/disability. If both my spouse and I are entitled to Social Security benefits, is there any reduction in our payments because we are married? No. We calculate lifetime earnings independently to determine each spouses Social Security benefit amount. When each member of a married couple meets all other eligibility requirements to receive Social Security retirement benefits, each spouse receives a monthly benefit amount based on his or her own earnings. Couples are not penalized simply because they are married. If one member of the couple earned low wages or failed to earn enough Social Security credits (40) to be insured for retirement benefits, he or she may be eligible to receive benefits as a spouse. Learn more about Social Security at www.socialsecurity.gov. Can I get an estimate of my retirement benefit at several different possible ages? Yes. We suggest you use our Retirement Estimator www.socialsecurity.gov/estimator to test different retirement scenarios. This online tool will give you retirement benefit estimates based on current law and real time access to your earnings record. The Retirement Estimator also lets you create additional "what if" retirement scenarios. Its even available in Spanish at www.segurosocial.gov/calculador. You can test even more alternatives at www.socialsecurity.gov/planners/calcula tors.htm. Adon Williams is Social Security district manager in Ocala. Social Security Questions and Answers A WAdon Williams BY CHRIS VAN ORMER Citrus County ChronicleFor 12 years, whooping cranes have hailed the holiday season, with many county residents getting out to witness an early morning flyover of the leggy, red-crowned birds. This year, however, like a lot of Florida visitors, the cranes are not flying this far south. Five of the endangered birds arrived Friday at St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge in Wakulla County, which will be their wintering grounds. The cranes have landed and are expected to stay for the season. A spokesperson for Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership stated: One advantage we see is it will shorten our migration by a couple of hundred miles and an unknown number of days. The downside is we will not be able to do a flyover at Dunnellon-Marion County Airport as we have in the past Crane fans or craniacs in the area wont get a glimpse of this years flock unless they travel north to the Florida Panhandle refuge. Operation Migration usually divided its flock between St. Marks and Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge near Crystal River to reduce the chance of a mass loss through bad weather or predation. But this year, the flock was too small to split, so all cranes will stay at St. Marks. This is the earliest the birds have arrived at St. Marks, and we are thrilled to have them here so soon, said Terry Peacock, refuge manager at St. Marks. I was in the blind at the pen site to watch the birds arrive. I just have to say that it never gets old watching the birds come to the refuge. It was as touching this time as it was the first time. These cranes are the 12th group to be guided by ultralight aircraft from central Wisconsin to the Gulf Coast of Florida. Operation Migration announced it would maintain its Chassahowitzka facilities in preparation for next year. The Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership, an international coalition of public and private organizations, is conducting the reintroduction project in an effort to restore this endangered species to part of its historic range in eastern North America. There are now 115 whooping cranes in the wild in eastern North America thanks to its efforts. In addition to the five birds led south by WCEP partner Operation Migrations ultralights, six cranes are making their first southward migration as part of WCEPs Direct Autumn Release program. The DAR cranes were hatched and raised by biologists with project partner International Crane Foundation. The six birds were released in the company of older cranes from whom the young birds learn the migration route south. Five of the DAR cranes have completed their migration and are located in Hendry County, Fla. The sixth bird is currently located at Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area in Pulaski County, Ind. 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Friday, Nov. 30 Farmers market extendedNeed an extra helping of goods for your holiday gatherings? Marion Countys Health Happens Farmers Market may be able to help. The farmers market is extending its weekly serving of local goods through Dec. 14. From noon-6 p.m. on scheduled Fridays, shop for fresh produce, seafood, specialty breads, gluten-free products, gourmet dog treats, plants and more from local vendors. The farmers market is located on the McPherson Governmental Complex field (601 S.E. 25th Ave., Ocala). An initiative born out of the countys Health Happens employee wellness program, the Marion County Health Happens Farmers Market is funded through Florida Blue. Free HIV tests todayThe Marion County Health Department is offering free rapid HIV tests 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, Nov. 30, in support of World AIDS Day. World AIDS Day is a global initiative to encourage countries and communities to take a stand against HIV and AIDS. This day is an opportunity for public and private partners to spread awareness about the status of the pandemic and encourage progress in prevention, treatment and care for HIV and AIDS around the world. Florida ranks third in the nation in the number of AIDS cases. At the end of 2010, 95,335 adults in Florida were living with HIV/AIDS. Marion County is not immune to the epidemic. There were 39 AIDS cases in the county in 2011, more than double the 2010 rate. There were 11 AIDS deaths in Marion County in 2011. During the Nov. 30 free testing event, the Marion County Health Department will use a rapid test that uses a small blood sample from a finger prick and provides results in 15 minutes. All tests are free and no Health Department clinic card is required. Results are confidential. Other HIV testing is also available free of charge, using a mouth swab or larger blood samples. For information on HIV testing call the Marion County Health Department at 352-629-0137, ext. 2061.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.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. She does her presentations of a variety of women in the bible for womens groups, church services, conventions and other appropriate meetings. Information about Gerri Smith can be obtained by calling the Joy Lutheran Church office at 352-854-4509.Sunday, Dec. 2 German American Club dinnerThe German American Club of Marion County will host a Christmas Dinner Dance on Sunday, Dec. 2, from noon to 6 p.m., at the Marion Oaks Community Center. A catered ham dinner will be served. Music will be provided by Europa. Ticket prices will be $12 per member or $17 per non-member. Formal attire is requested. Contact Joe or Liz Dickmann at 352-732-6386 for tickets.Cuve Wine and Bistro 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 delectable wines from all over the world served in only the way Cuve offers. 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.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 352-8542677 or Mary Jane at 352-726-6882 by Tuesday Nov. 27.Food drive on downtown squareThe Salvation Army will hold a drive through drop-off food drive on Monday, Dec. 3, from 7 to 11 a.m. at the Ocala Downtown Square. Canned and dried food items and turkeys are urgently needed to help fill our Christmas community food cupboards. For info, call 352-629-2004.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.Friday, November 30, 2012 ~ 25 www.smcitizen.com 4~ Friday, November 30, 2012 www.smcitizen.com SOUTH MARION Citizen The South Marion Citizen is a free community newspaper covering news of communities in southwest Marion County including Oak Run, Pine Run, Palm Cay, On Top of the World, Kingsland Country Estates, Countryside Farms, Marion Landing, Majestic Oaks, Hidden Lake, Woods and Meadows Estates, Paddock Farms, Saddle Oak Club, Deer Creek, Cherrywood Estates, Hardwood Trails, Candler Hills, Country Oaks, and Harvest Meadows, among others. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Citizen: If your community is listed above and the Citizen is not delivered to your home and you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 200 Corridor, call 854-3986CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481 EditorJim Clark Circulation Barbara Jaggers Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean and Susie Mirabile General Manager John Provost Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Deadline for classified ads :Deadline for display advertising : Tuesday 4 p.m. before publicationMonday 5 p.m. before publication READER SERVICES I want to get news in the Citizen.Call editor Jim Clark at 352-854-3986 or send by e-mail to editor@smcitizen.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Citizenoffice in Kingsland Plaza. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Member of the Community Papers of Florida Community calendar Master the Possibilities lists open registration dateMaster the Possibilities Education Center in Ocala is set to begin their 8th year of providing active adults lifelong learning opportunities. The Winter/Spring catalog will be available online on Monday, December 17 and will offer courses from January to May 2013. This catalog will feature over 500 choices of classes and presentations given by over 100 highly qualified and credentialed instructors. Categories include academic, health and wellness, computer training and a strong art component being offered monthly. All of these courses and programs are OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. In 2012, the center for lifelong learning finished with over 22,000 enrollments for the first time ever! Along with this achievement, Master the Possibilities was featured in the nationally distributed magazine, Where to Retire as a stunning success in their May/June issue. The 24/7 registration for the 2013 Winter/Spring session will begin online at www.masterthepossibilities.com or by calling 352-854-3699 on December 17th. The printed catalog can be picked up at Master the Possibilities and the Freedom Library. The Education Center is located at 8415 SW 80th St, Ocala in Circle Square Commons. TALLAHASSEE The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) and the Florida Chapters of the American Red Cross announce the 2013 Severe Weather Awareness Week. This annual public awareness campaign provides an opportunity for teachers to educate students on the importance of being prepared in the event of severe weather. The 2013 Severe Weather Awareness Week in Florida will be Monday, February 11, through Friday, February 15, 2013. "In the 13th year of the program, the Florida Severe Weather Awareness Week is a reminder of the importance of preparedness year-round for all Floridians, said FDEM Director Bryan W. Koon. The partnership between the Division and the American Red Cross Chapters throughout Florida is the perfect opportunity to promote a culture of preparedness across Florida. When you educate students on preparedness they get excited and share with their families and they grow up to be prepared. Severe Weather Awareness Week includes a poster contest for Floridas elementary school students and a video public service announcement (PSA) contest for Floridas middle and high school students. This year, the poster contest will include seven winners selected from across the state. One winner each from middle and high school will be selected for the video PSA contest. We are delighted to have a continuing partnership with the Division of Emergency Management on the annual poster contest, said Katie Sherk, of the American Red Cross. Its an inspiring outreach effort that is especially rewarding when we receive the students entries. It really does get our youth engaged in disaster preparedness in a way that is helping to build a culture of preparedness in Florida. Annual Poster Contest The poster contest to open to all elementary school students in Floridas including private and charter schools and those enrolled in home-school programs. Posters should feature what severe weather in Florida means to the student. Poster submissions must be postmarked by January 18, 2013 and sent to the Capitol Area Chapter of the Red Cross in Tallahassee. Winners for the contest will be announced Friday, February 1. Details on the contest can be found at www.FloridaDisaster.org/swaw. Annual Video PSA Contest The video PSA contest is open to all Florida middle and high school students, including private and charter schools and those enrolled in home-school programs. Entries should be a 30-second public service announcement (PSA) that incorporates a safety or preparedness message relating to the following Know Your Zone topics: Flood Zone, Evacuation Zone, or Storm Surge Zone. The winning video will be professionally re-produced for broadcast use by the Division of Emergency Management in their statewide public awareness campaign. Final digital videos should be submitted via the FDEM Video Portal at www.KidsGetAPlan.com. All entries must be uploaded by Jan. 18. Winning entries will be announced Friday, Feb. 1. For poster and video PSA contest rules and topic information, go to www.FloridaDisaster.org/SWAW or www.KidsGetAPlan.com. Contests for Severe Weather Awareness Week Fish, Wildlife to hold two webinars in DecemberThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is hosting two webinars in December to gather public testimony and input on the potential creation of saltwater game fish and sport fish designations. The online meetings are from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 10 and 12. To participate in a webinar, visit http://fwc.adobeconnect.com/mfm/ at the start of each meeting. The designation issue will also be a topic of discussion at the Commissions Dec. 5 meeting in Apalachicola. Reasons for considering these changes include helping highlight and protect some of Floridas premier recreational fish and encouraging anglers to practice voluntary conservation practices such as catch-andrelease. If adopted, these changes could lead to healthier fish populations and help Florida market its unique fishing opportunities to residents and visitors. Suggested parameters for game fish include no commercial harvest, possession or sale; fish could be targeted only with hook and line; and captain and crew of for-hire vessels such as charter boats would have a bag limit of zero and would not be allowed to take fish home for themselves. The sport fish designation would offer a higher level of protection than game fish by making selected species catch-and-release only, including no recreational harvest as well as no commercial harvest, possession or sale. Sport fish could also be targeted by hook and line only. If game fish and sport fish designations are approved, staff will return to future meetings with suggestions for potential fish species candidates. To learn more about the webinar, visit MyFWC.com/Fishing and click on Saltwater Fishing, Rulemaking and Workshops. For those without computers, voice-only access is available. For questions about webinar access, please contact Carly Canion at 850-617-9627 or Carly.Canion@MyFWC.com. 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Friday, November 30, 2012 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 24~ Friday, November 30, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Friday, Dec. 7 Treasures, Crafts two-day showThe Womans Club of Dunnellon will be sponsoring a very different and creative event to welcome in the Holiday Season. The Unique Treasures and Gifts Show will be held on Friday, Dec .7 and Sat. Dec. 8 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Womans Club building located at 11758 Cedar St., Dunnellon. The show will feature varied treasures and gifts available from many vendors including: jewelry, floral arrangements, candles, pottery, wood carvings, purses, gift cards, photography, art, painted gourds, cypress knee Santas, and much more. Many types of food will also be represented including:Amish jams and jellies, produce, barbecue sauces, and designer cakes. Mini facials and chair massages will ease the stress of holiday preparing. Biscuits, sausage gravy, and jellies will be available for breakfast as well as hot dogs, chips and drinks for lunch. Celebrate the season with this very unique show. For directions/questions please call Pat at 352-489-6708.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. Join Santa for breakfastJoin Santa for pancakes on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church. There will be games, giveaways, and cookie decorating! Fun for the whole family! For more information call 352-237-2233 or visit ourredeemerocala.org.Scandinavian Club of Marion CountyThe 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.Holiday cookie saleThe United Methodist Women of Ocala West United Methodist Church are having a holiday cookie sale from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8. At the same time the United Methodist Men will offer their monthly all you can eat breakfast. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St.Tuesday, Dec. 11 Womans Club to meetThe GFWC Womans Club of Ocala will meet Tuesday, Dec. 11, at the Elks Club and Lodge, 702 N.E. 25th Ave., Ocala, at 11:45 a.m. for lunch, a program, and a business meeting. The speaker will be Gloria James, whose topic is Every Little Miracle. There will be a special presentation of General Federation of Womens Clubs 50 year membership pins to five of the clubs members. For luncheon reservations please call Mary at 352-347-3975 by Thursday, Dec. 6. For general information about the club please call Patti at 352-351-2708.Saturday, Dec. 15 Church offers Christmas dinnerMembers of the Pentecostal Trinity Church in Florida Highlands will host a Christmas dinner on Dec. 15. A hayride at 5 p.m. is followed by the dinner at 6 p.m. The church is at 9987 S.W. 155th St., in Florida Highlands.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. Health fair at JasmineA health fair will take place Saturday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Jasmine South, 7668 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. All proceeds will be donated to Kimberlys Center for Child Protection. There will be items raffled off periodically, with the grand prize drawing at 1:30 p.m. The public is invited. The event is hosted by ChiropracticUSA. IHOP offers free pancakesBatter up, breakfast lovers! IHOP, one of Americas most popular family-friendly restaurants, known for everything you love about breakfast, will once again invite guests to enjoy free pancakes during National Pancake Day on Feb. 5, 2013, while celebrating Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals 30th Anniversary. On this day, the restaurant chain hopes to raise $3 million as the first national fundraising campaign to kick off the year for Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals. During National Pancake Day, the companys largest philanthropic event of the year, more than 1,500 IHOP restaurants across the country will invite guests to enjoy a complimentary stack of IHOPs signature delicious buttermilk pancakes from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Guests will be encouraged to make a voluntary contribution to the local Childrens Miracle Network Hospital or other local charities. One hundred percent of the donations will help local charities provide vital equipment, life-saving procedures and critical care for sick and injured children. This will mark the eighth year that IHOP has held National Pancake Day, which to date has raised more than $10 million dollars for Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals and other local charities. In 2012 alone, IHOP raised more than $3 million. Millions of free pancakes served on National Pancake Day mean millions of miracles for those in need, said Julia Stewart, Interim President, IHOP and CEO of the parent company, DineEquity, Inc. The concept is simple, but our mission is ambitious; to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible through Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals. For the past eight years, it has been a pleasure and a privilege for all of us at IHOP to participate in this worthy event, and each year our guests have proved to be incredibly generous, helping us not only reach but surpass our goal. 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Friday, November 30, 2012 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com 6~ Friday, November 30, 2012 www.smcitizen.com It was wonderful to see all the new faces at last months SPCA meeting. A number of people came as guests and some joined our organization. Our new meeting room at the Bank of Ozarks in Friendship Center on State Road 200 is easy to get to from all our neighboring communities. We have members from Oak Run, Palm Cay and Country Meadows, just to name a few, so if youve been fence sitting, please join us. You wont feel out of place youll have other new people to keep you company and you can make new friends. In lieu of our next regular meeting, we will have our holiday luncheon at Royal Oaks Country Club in Oak Run on Thursday, Dec. 20 at noon. Anyone wishing to send us a donation or a letter by mail should note that we have a new mailing address. Please send your correspondence to: SPCA of Marion County, 11100 S.W. 93rd Court Road, Suite 10-115, Ocala FL 34481. Our phone number remains the same at 352-3620985 if you have any questions or need our help. At our last meeting, SPCA president Beverly held our rapt attention discussing SPCA business until the pitter patter of little feet could be heard just outside our room. Those happy feet belong to Patriot Service Dogs Bonnie, a young Golden Retriever, and Theo, a standard Poodle puppy. Accompanied by their coordinator Julie, the dogs greeted everyone in the room with nuzzles and kisses and then settled at her side. The Patriot Service Dogs Program trains service dogs for disabled military servicemen and women who suffer primarily from mobility issues, loss of a limb, and/or post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The dogs undergo 18 months of training at Lowell Correctional Institution where the women inmates provide the bulk of their training. The dogs learn such tasks as turning on a light switch, retrieving keys and remotes, pushing handicapped buttons to open doors, and settling a veteran with PTSD before an attack. In order for Patriot Service Dogs to provide a dog to a disabled veteran at no cost, dogs need to be sponsored by an individual, family, organization, or business. It costs $2,500 to sponsor a Patriot Dog. The SPCA sponsors Bonnie, the beautiful Golden Retriever. To get them used to big crowds, the program has taken the dogs to Disney World, where it was unanimously decided that their favorite characters were Goofy and Pluto. Since the dogs also need to learn about life outside of prison, the program needs weekend raisers to love the dogs and take them out and about to the movies, grocery shopping, restaurants, etc, and to get them used to a regular home. Two SPCA members are weekend raisers for Bonnie and Theo. This involves taking the dogs every other weekend and including them in all your activities, including travel. Patriot Services Dogs needs a weekend raiser for Abbey, the lovely Black Lab pictured here. The program provides all the necessary food and equipment to you all you have to provide is your time. If you would like to become a weekend raiser for Abbey, please email Julie at Julie@patriotervicedogs.o rg. You may also email her if you can sponsor a dog, or can donate. They can also use pet store gift cards to purchase food, training treats and toys. You can also visit their website patriotservicedogs.org. Patriot Service Dogs also partners with the Humane Society of Marion County WOOF program. This program, which stands for Women Offering Obedience and Friendship, has the women of Lowell Correctional Institution training some of the shelter dogs that need extra obedience, leash walking, and good manners training. Its an eight week program and all but one of the graduates has been placed in a forever home so far. Right now, a handful of bouncy Jack Russells are getting the benefit of this extra TLC. Ocala Equine Rescue Needs Your HelpMany of us moved to Ocala because of the beautiful horse farms and rolling hills that dot the countryside. Riding by in our cars, the horses lift our spirits as we see them grazing in a field, or notice a new mother nuzzling her foal. But the economic downturn these past few years has hit the Ocala equine community especially hard, leaving horses to starve or to not receive adequate medical care. Racehorses, when their most profitable days are behind them, are often sent to the slaughterhouse. When New Mexico transplants Jennifer and Howard Beckman bought a 40 acre farm in northwest Ocala in 2009, they came with three rescued horses, four rescued dogs, and geese and ducks in tow. They tried to intervene by providing food to starving horses and by alerting authorities of neglect. But one extreme case changed their plans for the farm when they helped rescue seven horses and four buffalo left to starve to death on a deserted farm. They went to investigate when they saw vultures circling the area. For some of the buffalo it was too late. Jennifer and Howard pledged to use their farm for equine rescue and Ocala Equine Rescue was formed. Last month, about 20 people attended an open house there. Heres a picture of a woman from that group patting one of the beautiful rescues, which is healing for both parties. The Beckmans philosophy is to be kind, patient and gentle with all living creatures. At the open house, you could see the rapport they have with their horses. When they SPCA news and Patriot Service Dogs PAWS AND CLAWS M DMaria Devine This is Abbey. This is Coco. This is Mimi. Equine Rescue needs your help. 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Friday, November 30, 2012 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 22~ Friday, November 30, 2012 www.smcitizen.com TO ADVERTISECall854-3986 ADVER TISING can, they adopt out a horse if the new home is appropriate. Otherwise, the horse has a forever home on the farm. Some horse owners put down a foal whose legs are turned inward at birth. The Beckmans took in a foal like this and patiently helped straighten her legs using paint stirrers as splints. Shes now in great condition and runs free around the farm with her horse friends. Right now there are ten horses permanently living at the farm, including three generations of one family. It costs about $2,000.00 a month to feed them. If you like, you can make a donation directly to the feed store: Berrettini Feed Store, 13052 North Highway 27, Ocala Fl 34482. Their phone number is 352-629-1447 and you can reference Ocala Equine Rescue account. In addition to donations for food and medical care, they are also in need of: turnout blankets that the rescued racehorses must have for winter months, a horse trailer for transporting rescues, a flatbed trailer and building materials especially creosote boards for repairing fences. For more information please call 352-629-3156 or email info@ocalaequinerescue.org. Adoption NewsThe cats and kittens we featured in last months column still need forever homes. One kitten, Cody, was placed, but cats Pumpkin and Kitten, and kittens Coco and Panda are still available. Please give Arlene a call at 352-875-9761 to get to see them. The person who adopted Cody sent us a lovely note saying how well he has adjusted into their family that includes another cat. Thats due to the love, care and socialization all the cats and kittens receive from Arlene. A person from a local community still needs your help. Due to an illness, she can no longer care for her 14-yearold long hair Wilbur. Hes 13 lbs. of love and affection and is very lonely. Perhaps you can make wonderful companions for each other. If you can help out a neighbor, please call Sharyn at 305-229-3708 to meet him. We have a dog of the month from the Animal Center named Mimi for all you small breed lovers. This cutie is a 5-year-old Chihuahua mix and is a sturdy 8.6 pounds of love. She was sick when she arrived at the shelter, so she was fostered and nursed back to the peak of health and is now ready for her forever home. She gets along with men, women and children, as well as dogs and cats, although shes a bit scared of birds. Shes house and leash trained, with a preference for a harness leash. She likes to cuddle under the covers and will insist she sleep with you at night. Are you game enough for all this affection? Then please call the Animal Center at 352-671-8700 and reference ID A083141. Or you can visit the Center at 5701 S.E. 66th St., off Baseline Road. Adoption costs $40, which includes the spay/neuter fee, county licenses, vaccinations and microchip. Marion County Animal Center also wants you to know that they need foster families to take in young and sick animals until they are old enough or healthy enough to enter the shelter. This gives animals like Mimi a chance for a better life. If you would like to offer your services, please call 352671-8700.Pet Network Needs VolunteersPet Network is looking for volunteers to transport dogs to Petco in the Villages one Saturday morning a month for their adoption fair. The address is 600 S U.S. Highway 441, Lady Lake. If you can help out in this way, please call Mary at 352-5280270. Till next month remember: Pets are not our whole lives, but they make our lives whole. PAWSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 6 Alzheimers caregivers can join support group at Emeritus Ocala WestIf you are a caregiver of a loved one with Dementia or Alzheimers disease, or have been recently diagnosed with the disease, Emeritus Ocala West would like to invite you to our monthly support groups. In addition to peer support, the groups will also invite specialists in the field who can answer questions about Dementia and Alzheimers disease, its causes, how a diagnosis is made and current research, as well as coping mechanisms for caregivers. Emeritus Ocala West staff will be available to discuss our unique Join Their Journey Program. There is no cost to attend this group and everyone who is living with a friend or family member with Dementia or Alzheimers is encouraged to attend. Support groups are the second Tuesday of each month from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. or the last Thursday of every month from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Please contact Tanja Papa, Memory Care Director at 352-861-4444 for more information. Emeritus Ocala West is at 9070 S.W. 80th Ave., Ocala. animals owned in essence by the public trust and indispensable to ecosystem health just to protect privately held livestock, let alone spend millions of tax dollars doing it. Working directly with commercial operators and state and local governments, Wildlife Services uses a combination of lethal control methods, like trapping, aerial gunning, poisoning, and denning (killing young in their dens), and some non-lethal control methods, reports the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). But driven by narrow agricultural interests, these predator control activities often ignore the greater public need for a healthy environment, fiscal responsibility, and safe public lands. NRDC cites USDA statistics showing that most livestock losses result from weather, disease, illness and birthing problemsnot predation. They also argue that the lethal methods employed by Wildlife Services have led to dozens of human and pet injuries and deaths and degrade ecosystems that rely on healthy predator populations to function. Also the two most commonly used poisons, Compound 1080 and sodium cyanide, go beyond killing animals and wreak havoc on entire ecosystems. Predator Defense, another group committed to ending federal predator control efforts, says that it is important to maintain healthy populations of the very predators Wildlife Services works to kill. When, for instance, predators are around to keep deer and elk populations in check, more and varied kinds of plants are given space and time to grow, in turn preserving and creating habitat for many different species. Wildlife Services predator control work cries out for reform, says NRDC. The group recommends bringing more transparency to the process so the public can assess how tax dollars are being used; taking a more scientific approach instead of centering the program around the demands of commercial interests; holding the program to higher environmental standards; ending the cruelest, most hazardous and environmentally harmful killing methods; and requiring non-lethal methods when possible. There has been no decisive legislation to stop predator control efforts, but a bill introduced into the House by California Republican John Campbell III calls for amending the Toxic Substances Control Act to prohibit the use of Compound 1080 and sodium cyanide for predator control. The bill (H.R. 4214) was referred to committee and may or may not see a floor vote this year.CONTACTS: NRDC, www.nrdc.org; Predator Defense, www.predatordefense.org; H.R. 4214, www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/112/hr421 4. 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Friday, November 30, 2012 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com BY MIKE EMIG In modern conflicts, air power is truly a national asset. Air power is extensively used at the entry point of conflict preparing the battlefield and providing much needed ISR. As conflicts charge on, air power doesnt cease, but becomes that much more important to all other operations. Air attacks, close air support, aeromedical evacuation, reconnaissance, etc. Then it does not leave a zone until after the last of the ground troops are withdrawn. The role of air power continues to be an integral part of the strategic planning of military missions. In Iraq and Afghanistan, air power forces struck first at hostile forces on the ground, provided continuous ISR of the battle space, kept the skies clear of dangers with hundreds of thousands air patrols, provided highly responsive medical evacuation for the wounded, and contributed the massive airlift capabilities required to move and sustain a Joint Force across the globe. But lets not forget the rescue efforts and humanitarian relief during natural disasters in Haiti, Japan and here at home. DODs national defense strategy now maintains a rebalance to the Asia-Pacific Region, focusing on creating smaller, more agile forces. But while the U.S. military will no longer be sized to conduct large-scale, prolonged stability operations, it still must maintain its capacity and ability to counter terrorism and irregular warfare, deter and defeat aggression, maintain a safe, secure and effective nuclear deterrent and defend the homeland and support civil authorities. This strategy puts a premium on capabilities offered by the Air Force. Just look at the four core capabilities that define the Air Force: Control of air, space, and cyberspace: Air, space and cyberspace will be increasingly contested as states and non-state actors acquire advanced kinetic and non-kinetic technologies. Jamming, anti-satellite, electromagnetic pulse, cyber attack and anti-access/area-denial (A2/AD) capabilities are growing. This means we must continue to strengthen our own capabilities in cyber security, missile warning, positional navigation and timing, satellite communications, space situational awareness and space launch. Without such control, our ability to conduct military operations will be severely limited, our joint teammates will be subjected to unacceptable risk, and our strategic choices will be increasingly constrained. Provision of persistent and accurate ISR. The Air Forces unique air, space, and cyber ISR capabilities provide America unparalleled decision-making advantage. The Air Force, national leaders, and joint and combined partners depend on Air Force ISR to plan and execute operations. Mobilize of people, materiel and cargo. Military operations rely on USAF airlifters and tankers to haul people, fuel, and equipment quickly and precisely around the world. Rapid global mobility underpins US crisis response, long-range strike, joint combat support, humanitarian relief, and global logistics. Hold any target at risk. The Air Force possesses unique abilities to achieve precise lethal and non-lethal effects that shape the strategic behavior of others, often at long range and in heavily defended environments. This requires specially trained people, modern systems, and meticulous planning. Taken together, the nations air, space, and cyber powerembodied predominantly in the Air Forceare indispensable components of Americas military ability. Mike Emig is a member of the Air Force Association in Ocala. www.smcitizen.com 8~ Friday, November 30, 2012 Please understand, I know its the climax of the college football season, I know were getting to crunch time in the NFL, the NBA is just getting started, and hockey is on a labor hiatus. For me though, its all about baseball. I read the hot stove league reports every day, follow what teams are doing as they try to improve, etc. I cant wait for that first telecast of a spring training game come next March. So it was with great enthusiasm that I read the story a couple of weeks ago about the possibility of getting a Minor League baseball team from the New York Yankees organization to create a home in Ocala. Although some people are going around acting as if it were a sure thing, Im not one of them. I have lived in Minor League towns before, and I know what goes into it. Right now, Ocala is far behind some other cities that have attracted teams, mainly because it doesnt have a stadium ready for use. Understand I am just speculating now, and its just my own thoughts, but it seems that the best area for a stadium would be the new industrial area near the intersection of Interstate 75 and U.S. Highway 27, north and east of the interchange, where projects are already under way (one road is closed and being expanded). There is also a business park between State Road 40 and 38th Avenue, just west of 60th Avenue, on the west side of the airport. There is lots of room out there. Both those sites would have easy access to the highway. The airport isnt that important remember, Minor League teams take buses, they dont fly. There are other areas, but remember, the talks are going on with the city, so presumably you would want the team in the city limits. What do Minor League teams need? Well, in addition to a stadium that comfortably seats a few thousand, give or take, players need places to live. If you get major operations such as the Yankees, who knows, they might even want to build housing. Normally, there are only about 40 players and coaches. A team would, presumably, hire local folks to man the concessions, parking and ticket booths. It wouldnt be an unemployment-busting group, but it would provide some part-time jobs for folks, even students, during the summer. There also has to be access to decent hotels to accommodate visiting teams. When teams visit, its usually for a two or threegame series, so they would generally spend the night. For the most part, these are young players who, trust me, dont make the big bucks the guys on TV make, so everything would have to be reasonably priced. There have been questions in the past about how far Ocala is from other teams. But a successful operation here could breed other teams along the highway, say at the intersection with State Road 44 in Wildwood, or State Road 48 in the Bushnell area. If you end up with three or four teams along that stretch of highway, it makes the logistics much more reasonable. You also need fans. Minor League clubs are great at some wild promotions, fireworks, cutrate price nights, and the game costs are usually pretty reasonable. The question is whether there are enough die-hard baseball fans around to get season tickets. On that front, you can count me in. If at all possible, Ill be looking to get season tickets to watch as many games as possible. There is one condition. I want my seats to be behind the visitors dugout. After all, Im a Mets fan, and the home team would be the Yankees. Enough said?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. In September 2007, the liberal advocacy group MoveOn.org took out a full-page ad in the New York Times labeling Gen. David Petraeus as General Betray Us, alleging he cooked the books for the White House in his testimony to Congress on the situation in Iraq. At the time of the ad, no one in their wildest imagination could have foreseen a situation where MoveOn.orgs widely denounced labeling of Gen. Petraeus would prove prophetic. Five years later, however, Gen. Petraeus betrayed the military values that guide his storied Army career, the marriage vows to his wife of 38 years and the trust of our nation as the protector of its secrets for an extramarital affair with a married woman 20 years his junior. Whether Gen. Petraeus resignation from his position as CIA director was voluntary or not, it was warranted unequivocally since he grievously compromised his position as director when he surrendered his integrity and judgment for a sexual escapade. Investigation into Gen. Petraeus dalliance has also revealed that his successor as U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Marine Corps Gen. John Allen, may also have had improper communications with a Tampa socialite volunteering as an unpaid social liaison between military leaders at MacDill AFB and Tampa Bay community leaders. Regrettably, the evolving Petraeus scandal is emblematic of an ethics decline among the ranks of our nations senior military leaders, as evidenced by a number of senior officers facing disciplinary action this year for misconduct. Gen. William Kip Ward was reduced in rank from four stars to three this past week after misusing government funds for lavish spending while in charge of U.S. Africa Command. Former deputy commander of the renowned 82nd Airborne Division in Afghanistan, Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair, is facing trial for allegations of adultery and sexual misconduct stemming from relationships with five women. And Col. James Johnson III, a former commander of the elite 173rd Airborne Brigade who was on track for flag rank, was dismissed from the Army, fined and reduced in rank after being convicted of bigamy and fraud related to an improper relationship with an Iraqi woman. This misconduct at the senior levels of the military can never be excused or rationalized as falling victim to human nature. As the guardians of our nation and its freedoms, senior military officers have a sacred duty to be leaders of character by living up to the ethical values of our military and nation. Accordingly, Defense Secretary Panettas recent directive for the services to review ethics training for officers with the aim of better fostering a culture of value-based decision-making and stewardship among senior officers and their staffs is welcome. The best fix for the current ethics decline, however, is for senior officers to lead by example by exercising the moral courage to never tolerate the easier wrong over the harder right for themselves or the men and women entrusted to their leadership.Citrus County ChronicleS UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Military leaders need moral strength Baseball: root, root, for the visitors Air power a national asset in modern conflicts Jim Clark Editor READER OPINIONS INVITED ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Youve let yourself be distracted from whats really important. But love finally gets your attention this week. However, it comes with a challenge that could create a problem. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Be careful not to bully others into following your lead. Best advice: Persuade, dont push, and youll get the cooperation you need to move forward with your plans. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Resist the urge to gloat now that youve proved your detractors wrong. Instead, charm them back into your circle. Remember: A former foe can become your best ally. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You might want to claim all the credit for making this holiday season special. But is it worth producing a lot of hurt feelings by rejecting offers of help? Think about it. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Ignore a co-workers questionable behavior. Instead, put your energy into making your own project special. Then sit back and purr over your well-deserved applause. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) You might not want to accept those suggested changes in your workplace. But dont chuck them out before you check them out. You could be happily surprised. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Your holiday planning might have to take a back seat for a bit so that you can handle a problem with a friend or family member. Your schedule resumes by the 8th. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Relationships in general benefit during the early part of the week, including in the workplace. Also expect some overdue changes in a personal situation. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Prudence should be your watchword this week. Best not to be too open about some of the things that are currently happening in your life. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Money is on your mind, so youd best mind how youre spending it. Take another look at that holiday budget and see where you can make adjustments. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Resolving to revive an old friendship could open some old wounds. Are you sure you want to risk that? Think this through before making a commitment. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Your need to know more about a new friend could lead to some startling revelations. Best advice: Keep an open mind about what you learn until all the facts are in. BORN THIS WEEK: Your loyalty to friends makes you a very special person to those whose lives youve touched. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Friday, November 30, 2012 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 20~ Friday, November 30, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Play ball!I applaud the possible move of the Tampa Yankees to Ocala for so many reasons. First, as a Yankee fan it would be great to be able to see the future Yanks play locally. Fans of other teams could also see their young players when they visit Ocala. Second, such a move would create needed jobs in and around the ballpark. It would also create the kind of buzz that could give a lift to other industries. Its another reason for folks to come to Ocala. Count me in for a season pass! Bob Knobelman Ocala LETTER TO THE EDITOR Let me make it very clear right up front that I am in favor of as many ha ha moments as possible. I could not get through a week without my daily dose. I firmly believe that laughter is the appropriate medicine for the soul. Some people, according to their demeanor, need a little more laughter than they are presently getting. That said, let me quickly point out that some things are not funny. Of course, most things in my life and about my person are marvelous targets of humor. I do not take myself very seriously. I am not sure any wise person would take me seriously either. In fact, I would highly suspect a person who took me seriously. I can take a joke as well as the next person and I can give it back as well as the next person. I have had some weeks that if it was not for a little bit of humor I do not know how I would have gotten through. So, if you cant do anything you can at least laugh. I firmly believe that the best laugh is when you can laugh at yourself. You might as well laugh at yourself, everybody else is. Then, there are those serious moments in life that beg for no laughing. I Everyone but me thought the broccoli was funny OUT TO PASTOR J SRev. James L. Snyder would recommend that warning signs are put around these areas reading, Positively No Laughing Zone. With this sign should come a severe penalty for those who violate it. That said; let me explain an area in my life where the sign should be permanently erected. The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and I were having supper with another couple. We try to do this at least once a month and keep up with each others progress or lack thereof. We were having a great meal and as we came to the end, I stopped the waitress and said, I would like some ice cream for dessert. As far as I am concerned, that is a rather reasonable request and quite in keeping with the environment I was in. What kind of ice cream, she queried, would you like? When it comes to ice cream, ice cream is simply ice cream to me. If there is a flavor of ice cream I do not like, it has yet to be invented. I love ice cream. My favorite song is, I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream. In my date book, there is no better ending to a wonderful meal than ice cream. I remember my grandfathers favorite ice cream was vanilla. He would not eat any other ice cream; he thought they were polluting it with colors. To him an ice cream sundae was as close to blaspheme as he ever would get. Why ruin, he objected, the ice cream with all that slop? He wanted nothing coming between him and the purest experience of ice cream he could get. Me, I love ice cream regardless of the flavor or color or slop. I looked at the waitress and simply said, I dont care what flavor you bring me. Surprise me. As long as it isnt broccoli. That was supposed to be a joke. Ha ha ha. As the waitress left our table, we resumed our conversation and shortly she returned with the ice cream. Upon her arrival, I looked at her and then the ice cream she was bringing and almost screamed aloud. Of all the blasphemous things to do to a customer, this has to take the cake. First, she had an ice cream bowl with three scoops of ice cream, vanilla, strawberry and chocolate. No problem. However, on the side of the dish in plain view for everybody to see, especially me, was a piece of broccoli. Broccoli! The forbidden fruit or whatever it is. My dining companions thought this was the funniest thing they had ever seen. Particularly, the dining companion that was going to come home with me that night. Not only did they laugh. The waitress laughed. The table next to us began to laugh. The table next to them began to laugh. It was not long before everybody within 173 miles was laughing at my ice cream/broccoli dessert. Actually, not everybody was laughing. I was not laughing. Broccoli, no matter the presentation, is no laughing matter in my book. If matters could not be worse, my wife, through her hilarity spasms, reached over, picked up the broccoli and began eating it in my presence. Talk about adding insult to injury, my injury was vastly insulted. I may have been smiling on the outside, but I assure you I was more than frowning on the inside. Some things are funny; broccoli is not one of those things. Driving home amid the muffled chuckles on the other side of the front seat, I thought of what the apostle Paul said in 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (KJV), Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. I know that when Paul said, In every thing, it included things like broccoli. I must say that there are some things in life, like broccoli, where the thanksgiving is a matter of faith. I will never learn to love broccoli, but I can muster up enough faith to thank God for all things, including broccoli.Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866552-2543 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com Hospice volunteers needed\Volunteers Needed. One or two hours can be a blessing to our patients and families receiving hospice care. Sitting with patients, while caregivers run errands, or go to Dr. appts. can be so rewarding and fulfilling. If you are interested in becoming an Odyssey Hospice, Bedside Blessing Volunteer, please contact, Laura Roweton @ 352-622-9331 or lroweton@odsyhealth.com E THE ENVIRONMENTAL MAGAZINE Dear EarthTalk: What are the new nutrition standards for school lunches that have some students boycotting their cafeterias and discarding the food? Melissa Makowsky, Trenton, NJ Indeed, some 31 million American kids participating in the federally supported National School Lunch Program have been getting more whole grains, beans, fruits and vegetables in their diets whether they like it or not. The change is due to new school meal standards unveiled by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) last January, per the order of 2010s Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. The new standards are based on the Institute of Medicines science-based recommendations, and are the first upgrade to nutritional standards for school meals since 1995 when lowand no-fat foods were all the rage. The non-profit Environmental Working Group (EWG) believes the new standards represent an important milestone in efforts to improve the dietary habits and health of increasingly obese American kids. Schools misguided reliance on processed foods for speedy, low-labor cost production, industrys $1.6 billion in child-targeted advertising and a lack of faith in our childrens dietary curiosity [have] created a generation of picky eaters with dull palates, reports the group. With nearly 17 percent of Americas children now clinically obese and a staggering 32 percent overweight, the time is long past to address the unhealthy food environments our children live in. The new standards limit calories per meal to 850 for high school meals, 700 for middle school and 650 for elementary and more than double the mandated minimum servings of fruits and vegetables while reducing the sodium, saturated fats and trans fats in school kids diets. Wholegrain foods, beans and dark green and orange vegetables such as broccoli, spinach, carrots and sweet potatoes have replaced things like pizza and French fries as staple items in schools that follow the program. Of course, not everybody likes the changes. Lunch strikes, Facebook protest pages, Twitter campaigns, YouTube parody videos and other means have been utilized coast-to-coast to voice opposition to the healthier meals. Some affected cafeterias blame the new smaller portions and healthier fare for causing as much as a 70 percent drop-off in school lunch program participation since the new standards took effect. Psychologists understand that kids may not come around to new foods right away but will eventually eat themso the federal government and most participating schools are sticking to their guns. And the USDA says that if a school encounters significant hardships employing the new calorie requirements, we stand ready to work with them quickly and effectively to remedy the situation with additional flexibilities. The benefits of the new standards far outweigh the costs. School meals can help children develop healthy eating habitsor they can prime them for a life of poor health and unnecessary suffering, says EWG. EWG lauds the new standards for significantly expanding access to and appreciation of nourishing food. Whether they can help shift eating norms across the country remains to be seen, but regardless millions of American kids will likely now get their healthiest meals of the day on a tray in their school cafeterias.CONTACTS: EWG, www.ewg.org; National School Lunch Program, www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/lunch/; Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/governance/legislation/cnr_2010.htm.Dear EarthTalk: A friend of mine told me that our government kills thousands of wild animals like bears and wolves every year in the name of protecting livestock. How can the government, which is supposed to protect dwindling numbers of animals, instead be killing them? Amy Pratt, Troy, NY Actually, the federal government kills some 100,000 carnivores every year under the U.S. Department of Agricultures (USDAs) Wildlife Services program. While the program does much more than so-called predator controlthreatened and endangered species conservation, invasive species mitigation, wildlife disease monitoring, airport bird strike prevention, rabies and rodent controlkilling bears, wolves, coyotes and mountain lions to protect livestock does take up $100 million of the federal budget each year. Animal advocates say its not fair to kill Why are some students boycotting their school lunches? ISTOCKPHOTO/THINKSTOCKNew school meal standards hope to sway American children away from unhealthy foods, which have led to 32 percent being overweight and 17 percent obese. Wholegrains, beans and dark green and orange vegetables now replace things like pizza and French fries as staples in schools that follow the program. EARTH TALK PLEASESEEEARTH TALK, PAGE22 www.nutechhearing.com M-F 9:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sat. and Sun. Appointment Needed M-F 9:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sat. and Sun. 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Join your friends and neighbors Sunday, Dec. 2, at 1:30 p.m. in Palm Grove to trim the tree and listen as the Troubadours get you in the holiday mood. Guest artist Sharon Barnes will perform on the cello. After the program enjoy refreshments furnished by the Ambassadors.Do You Remember? Troubadours ConcertTune in channel 12 for Len Teitlers presentation of the Troubadours April 2012 Spring Concert, Premiers and Encores. It will air following FYI daily at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. from Nov. 30 to Dec. 7.Troubadours need singersWe are still interested in sopranos and altos and it is not too late to call Dr. Mary Beth Lake at 352-873-8787 if you are interested. All thats needed is a pleasant voice, and that you can carry a tune and love to sing. We look forward to hearing from you.Baby Boomer Hard Rock tripThere are still seats available for the Hard Rock trip on Dec. 4. Do you have tickets? Just $21 gets $25 in free play, a $5 food voucher and bus transportation including gratuity. The bus will leave promptly from the Palm Grove lot at 11:30 a.m. and departs the Hard Rock at 6:30 p.m. Call Adele for tickets at 352-854-4963.Renaissance WomenRenaissance Women is a group open to all females in Oak Run, regardless of marital status. Our next event will be early dinner at Royal Oaks on Dec. 5. Call Iris at 352-873-9990 or Pat at 352-854-7549 to make a reservation.Oak Run TravelWe have only 3 tickets left for the hilarious hit to 5, The Musical, which is on Jan. 27 at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre. The bus leaves at 11:45 a.m. for this matinee production. The wonderful lunch buffet will be at 1:30 p.m. and the show begins at 3 p.m. Call Jackie Marcotte or Janet Madsen for information or tickets. Cost is $68.50 per person which includes lunch, show and bus drivers tip. Performing Arts CompanyPerforming Arts Company of Oak Run is pleased to announce that they now have almost a complete production team for their spring play, The Odd Couple. The team consists of Frank Porterfield, producer, Patty Waddell and Diana Schmidt, co-directors, Maddie Brown, house manager, Art Schmidt and Jim Waddell, set design, Art Scmidt, sound technician, Frank Porterfield, publicity and advertsing sales, Hal Weber, program editor, Sara Schmitt and Arline Raguso, costumes, Roseann Piscitelli, makeup, Hal and Shari Weber, lobby decor, Linda Noel, ticket sale chair, Jean Muncy, prompter, Sara Schmitt, dresser, Patty Waddell, Norma Morse and Jean Muncy, audition committee, Jim Waddell, dinner theatre chairperson, Shari Weber, dinner theatre ticket sale chairperson. Space constraints prohibit listing many others who will assist all of the above in their very responsible positions. It takes a lot of people to put together a successful show and we are so fortunate to have these people step forward to put in the time necessary to accomplish our goal. We are looking forward to a great show. Ticket information will be forthcoming very shortly and once again we want to emphasize that the best reserved seats sell out fast so get yours early. The show will be onstage at the Palm Grove Club on March 21 as a dinner theatre presentation and the 22nd, 23rd and 24 as regular presentations. Royal Oaks Womens 18 Hole GolfTuesday, Nov. 20, we played the team event Turkey in the Oven, our traditional Thanksgiving week tournament. On the 1st hole the team chose the best net score of the four players. On the 2nd hole they had to choose the best of the remaining 3 players. On the 3rd hole they had to choose between the remaining two players scores. And then on the 4th hole the last players score had to be used, thus that player is the Turkey in the Oven. This was repeated on every four holes. The winning teams were: 1st PlaceSylvia Zappia,Judy Klein, BJ Lassiter, and Ilene Simnowitz; 2nd PlaceBette Johnson, Bea Terry, Donna Gwin, and Inge Szabo. Closest to the pin on Hole #3 was Nancy Lefebvre. The weather was beautiful and the golf course is in great shape thanks to Frank ODell and his great grounds crew. ROWGO members hope that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Royal Oaks Mens Golf Winter arrived on the 23rd of November. The temperature hit a low of 37 and resulted in a frost delay of almost 2 hours. Of the 30 who signed up only 24 braved the elements for the game, which was net points. The winners with 138 points were Ron Kowalewski, Tom Ducz, Dick Rizzo, and Chuck Engel. In second with 136 were Emmett Dowling, Virgil Hein, Paul Colatruglio, and Finn Jakobsen. Third with a 133 were Ken Frandsen, Bill Ellin, Don Aubrey, and Larry Soine. Closest to the pin were Emmett Dowling, Dave Dawson, and Virgil Hein. The next tournament is the 7th of December, so if you havent signed up yet do so quickly. This is the last one this year. Friday, November 30, 2012 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 10~ Friday, November 30, 2012 www.smcitizen.com the Citizen Maintain the health of your business Advertise in TO ADVERTISECall854-3986 ADVER TISING Joy Lutheran ChurchAdvent begins on Sunday, Dec. 2. This is the season of joy and happiness as we anticipate the coming of Christ. Pastor Edward Holloway Jr., senior pastor at Joy Lutheran Church, will honor this theme each Sunday in Advent with his messages. On Dec 2 his message will be Watch for Gods Gifts, Dec 9 the message will be Wait for God to Act, Dec 16 the message will be Receive Gods Gifts, and on Dec 23 the message will be Realign Life to God.. At each of the three Wednesday evening services, Pastor Holloway will speak to the Unknown Scholars, the Unknown Women and the Unknown Shepherd. The Advent season will culminate on Christmas Eve Dec. 24. Joy Lutheran Church will celebrate with two candlelight services, 7 and 10 p.m. Pastor Holloways message will be Rejoice Your Savior Has Come. The Joy vocal and bell choirs will provide music at the 7 p.m. service and the bell choir along with special music is scheduled for the 10 p.m. service. Communion will be served at both services. The tree will be trimmed, the wreaths hung and the poinsettias will adorn the altar. Consider attending one or both of these services for a true Christmas experience. Joy Lutheran Church is on Southwest State Road 200 at 83rd Place, Ocala. For further information call 352-854-4509 ext. 221.Ocala West Church of the NazareneAdvent schedule: Morning Worship Advent Sermon series at 10:30 a.m.: Dec. 2, The Power of Gods Word Dec. 9, Can I Get a Witness? Dec. 16, Recognizing Christ at Christmas Dec. 23, How to Know God is Real. Special Christmas evening events at 6 p.m. Dec. 2, The Star of Bethlehem Rick Larson points out biblical and historical clues revealing the incredible significance of the Star of Bethlehem. Dec. 23 Childrens program and candlelight service. Dec. 24, Christmas Eve Communion Service. We welcome you. Please join us in making this Christmas as special time of worship! Ocala West Church of the Nazarene is at 5884 S.W. 60th Ave., (Airport Road) Ocala. Our webpage is www.ocalawestnaz.org.Chabad of The VillagesChabad of The Villages presents An Evening of Remembrance, featuring Mrs. Joanne Caras, who is the star of a weekly cooking show on Monday nights called Miracles and Meals with Joanne Caras. The show appears on Monday evenings at 9 p.m. on JLTV all over the United States and in 116 other countries. For the past several years Joanne has worked tirelessly to create and promote the Holocaust Survivor Cookbook. After collecting 129 stories and over 250 recipes from Holocaust Survivors from all over the world, she has appeared on Fox TV, CBS, NBC, ABC, Israeli National TV, and national radio in the US, Canada, and Israel. Joanne has given over 250 speeches all across the world, including Canada, Mexico, England, Israel, Denmark, and Italy. Her second book Miracles & Meals, contains 115 new stories and over 250 Religion more recipes. Joanne and her husband Harvey have been married for 30 years. They live in Florida. The couple donates all of the profits from every cookbook sold to Jewish charities. Their largest donations have gone to the Carmei Hair Soup Kitchen in Jerusalem, which feeds over 500 poor and hungry Israelis every day. This event will take place Tuesday, Dec. 4 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the TownePlace Suites, 1141 Alonzo Ave., The Villages. Admission: $10 Advance or $12 at the door. RSVP appreciated at Villagers@JewishMarion.org. or Cal Rabbi Yossi or Chanie Hecht 352291-2218. A sampling of recipes from the cookbook will be served. Cookbooks will be available for purchase. Cookbooks are a great Chanukah gift! All are welcome! For more info visit www.JewishVillages.org.Countryside PresbyterianTo celebrate the first Sunday in Advent, the congregation will decorate the Chrismon tree on Dec. 4 at the 10:30 a.m. worship service at Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. Highway 200, Ocala. The Chrismon tree is highly symbolic conveying the life of Christ and the meaning of Christmas through decorations of traditional and modified ancient Christian symbols called Chrismons. The tree is evergreen representing eternal life and the Chrismons are white and gold. White suggests the innocence, purity and perfection of Christ. Gold symbolizes the glory and majesty of the Son of God. All are welcome. For further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633.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 Smith-Adams, 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. 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BY ELOISE HOLLYFIELD ejh2025@gmail.comAn active clubs news and travel mark this weeks OTOW Happenings.Lions ClubThe annual Christmas Tree has been placed and decorated in the H&R Ballroom, and Tags labeled by gender and age await your selection. 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; you just need to place your gift 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 needy child, and perhaps he or she will someday be able to do the same for another needy child! The Club is holding its Trash and Treasures sale on Dec. 1 beginning at 11 in the parking lot of the Bank of the Ozarks just outside the OTOW entrance gate. Theres surely some item that may prove useful to you or may serve as a spontaneous gift for someone you know. Check it out! 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, 2013. 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.Travel ToppersStarting next Monday, Dec. 3, Travel Toppers will be accepting reservations for a trip that is not in the fall brochure. On Saturday, March 23, 2013, the group will be going to the Show Palace Dinner Theater to see Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. The show is about the familiar Biblical tale of Joseph and his coat of many colors. The music, by Andrew Lloyd Webber, is in a variety of music styles from country-western, calypso, bubble gum pop and rock n roll. Cost is $73 that covers the show, a delicious meal, plus coach and tips for driver. To reserve your seat, call Audrey Mangan beginning Dec. 3 at 352-854-7074 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Friday, November 30, 2012 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 18~ Friday, November 30, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Friendship BaptistSunday Services at Friendship Baptist Church on Dec. 2 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 the choir and special musical renditions will be under the direction of Mrs. Linda Brown. A Christmas Cantata Ill be Home for Christmas will be presented by the church choir under the direction of Mrs. Brown on Sunday at 6 p.m. On Wednesday, Dec. 5, the Bible study hour and Teen Impact will be at 7 p.m. Friendship Baptist Church is at 9510 S.W. 105th St., off State Road 200. The church phone is 352-237-2640.Christs Church of Marion CountySunday, Dec. 2: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 3: Garden of Hope meeting, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4: Ladies crafts, 9 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29: Church Photos, 10 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 16: Sunday school, 9:30 a.m. Choir Christmas musical presentation, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 30: Joy Night, 5 p.m. Christs Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., off State Road 200, Ocala. Phone is 352-861-6182, website is www.ccomc.org.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. They want to share the love of Christ. AWANA is an exciting program of Christian learning and games of competition with awards. AWANA is an ongoing program and registration is always open. For further information, please call 352-347-5683. Programs for young people 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. Each Wednesday evening at 6:45 p.m. a Youth Bible Study (L.I.G.H.T.) is held at the church. Maranatha Baptist Church is at 525 Marion Oaks Trail. Please call 352-3475683 for further information and directions to the church.First CongregationalJoin members of First Congregational United Church of Christ on a fundraising cruise aboard Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Freedom of the Seas departing on May 5, 2013 to the Eastern Caribbean. A deposit of $250 per person is due by Nov. 1. For more information, call 352-873-6779 or 352-237-2309. Religion All dinner are open to the public in the dining hall Saturday breakfast is served from 8 to 10 a.m. Donation is $4. 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 held on Friday, Dec. 7, from 4 to 6 p.m. The buffet includes beef or chicken tacos 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 6:30 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 and Saturday night. Canteen lunches are served Monday through Friday from opening to 3 p.m. Fridays feature is Bobs steak and cheese. Hall rental Rental includes a non-smoking hall with catering and kitchen services available. The reasonable rates are based on specific needs. For more information, contact Bob O. at 904-716-0578 (please leave a message and we will return your call). VFW Post 4781 is at 9401 S.W. 110th St., behind Sims Furniture. Phone is 352-8734781. Upcoming events at VFW Post 4781 Read the classifieds In an effort to help our countrys economy I spent Black Friday last week at the mall. Bargains abounded but not for anything useful to me. I wound up sitting on a bench watching the shoppers and realizing that people are interesting. They all have different personalities, characteristics, habits, and shapes. And, different stories that I just have to write about in todays Pun Alley.No helpA church attendee took a Bible just about every Sunday, taking it home after the service. The minister didnt mind because the minister hoped that he would read the Bible. Weeks went by and more Bibles were missing. The minister went to the man and asked, Have you been taking the Good Book from us? The man said, No, Reverend. Ill swear to that on a stack of Bibles. Talking stockTwo stockbrokers met in a cafe. Ordering drinks, one said, Lets not talk shop tonight. Lets talk about women. The other stockbroker said, Fine. Common or preferred?Really?Several office people were sitting in the break room having a coffee break one morning. One of them opened up the newspaper and read everyones horoscope. When she finished, a colleague asked her about her beliefs regarding horoscopes. Gwen, she said, Do you really believe in astrology? Oh, no, Gwen replied. I dont believe in any of that stuff. Im a Capricorn and were very skeptical.Real artJake, while not a brilliant scholar, was a gifted portrait artist. His fame grew and soon people from all over were coming to Kentucky to have portraits done. One day a stretch limo pulled up to his house with a beautiful lady. She asked Jake if he would paint her in the nude; she was willing to pay $5,000. This was the first time anyone had made this request. Not wanting to get into trouble with his wife, Jake asked the lady to wait while he asked the wife. In a few minutes he returned and said, Sure, Ill paint you in the nude, but Ill leave my socks on so Ill have a place to wipe my brushes.Dim witsThey thought they couldnt use their AM radio in the evening. Some cause happiness wherever they go, others whenever they go. At the bottom of the application where it says sign they put Sagittarius. Some people are no good at counting calories and have the figures to prove it. They studied for a blood test. One nice thing about egotists is that they dont talk about other people. John was in a Disney store and picked up a little stuffed dwarf with Sleepy written on its shirt. He started running his hands over it, and said, Wed better get going. Im feeling a little sleepy. Some people work as bakers because they knead the dough. She had a shirt that read, TGIF, which she thought stood for This Goes In Front.CelebrationA man and his wife were dining at an Ocala restaurant and the husband was staring at a lady swigging her gin as she sat alone at a nearby table. The wife asked, Do you know her? Yes, replied the husband. Shes my ex-wife. She took to drinking right after we divorced seven years ago and I hear she hasnt been sober since. Wow! said the wife, Who would think a person could go on celebrating that long?Drink to itOne of the most successful sample packages of wines comprised two 250 ml bottles, two 500 ml bottles, and two 1000 ml bottles. To the bottlers surprise, after purchasing the beverage, most people chose to drink from the 1000 ml container first. Post-marketing research showed that it was the liter of the pack.Tea is betterMany people assume that Earl Gray tea got its name by being the favorite of that English earl. However, there is a small town in Wales named Earl Gray where the towns citizens are getting concerned about the ability of their mayor to continue in office. The incumbent was initially elected in 1988 and she has run unopposed in every election since. Unfortunately, her age now hinders her from getting about. What the citizens are saying is that the Earl Gray mayor, she aint what she used to be.Dick and his wife Jane live in Oak Run. 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that we are thankful for. There is a beauty in that that defies understanding. Unfortunately in this time of warmth and thanksgiving, there are some families who are divided by squabbles and bickering that keep them from enjoying Thanksgiving with each other and their relatives. If settlers can overcome their losses; if a nation can heal after a disastrous Civil War; if in the midst of turmoil and hardship so many can be giving thanks to a benevolent God; is it impossible to heal broken families? Perhaps your complaint is with your neighbor or some one who was once your friend; maybe with a family member who you feel slighted you; maybe with a child or parent that you disagreed with; wouldnt it be great that by the time Christmas got here, those differences could be put aside? What better way to say Thank you than by being at peace with your family and friends; your neighbors and your kin; and with yourself. God Bless you and yours.John EverloveFrom Your ReporterThis past week Suzi and I had the honor of sharing Thanksgiving Day dinner with our Cherrywood family. The food was terrific and plentiful and the company was outstanding. Heartfelt thanks to Marti and Marty Duesel for a wonderful time. It isnt often that I plug anyone or anything but on Saturday night, at the Ocala Sweeps (Next to Sav a Lot) I saw the Sounds of Time. Kathy and Joe Mongerio are the two musicians/singers that make up this professional entertainment combo. They are great talents with an impressive resume who provide dance music; karaoke and solos for various groups and home owners associations. If youre looking for top notch entertainment for an event, contact them at 352629-5947 and check them out. Youll be glad you did. If you have any comments or suggestions for articles you would like to see in the Cherrywood section of the South Marion Citizen, please contact me at urperssec@yahoo.com. I am always pleased to hear from you, the reader. Friday, November 30, 2012 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 12~ Friday, November 30, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Attend the worship service of your choice... Read the classifieds CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 16 Moose Lodge activitiesFriday, Nov. 30, fish or shrimp 5 to 7 p.m., Town and Country Music and Dance 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, lasagna dinner, 5 to 7 p.m., Elvis on Tour show Kenn e Grube, Elvis impersonator entertainment 6 to 10 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, Moose Legion celebration at Silver Springs, 11 a.m., Bar Bingo 4 to 6 p.m., football in the Social Quarters. Monday, Dec. 3, Coney dogs all day. Tuesday, Dec. 4, dart league at 5:45 (new league just starting, newcomers welcome). Wednesday, Dec. 5, Time to decorate for the season (all day). Thursday, Dec. 6, Academy of Friendship and Red Hat Ladies, 11:30 a.m. cards 1 p.m.; shuffleboard 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, 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., one mile North of State Road 200 across from the Oak Run entrance. Phone is 352-854-2200. Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com 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 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 000COJM 4800 SW 20th St Ocala, FL 34474 352-237-5611 www.bereanbaptist.net Berean Baptist Church Independent Fundamental Dr. Mike Patton Pastor Sunday Bible Study 9:45am Sunday Worship 10:45am & 6:00pm Wednesday Bible Study 7:00pm Assistive Listening System Nursery provided for all services 9330 SW 105th St., Ocala, FL 34481 854-9550 www .ocalawestumc.com 100th Ave. SW 105th St SW 110th St 484 Marion Oaks Library SW 103rd St Pine Run OTOW 80th Ave. 60th Ave. 49th Ave. Oak Run 200 484 A Place for You... Rev. Alan Jefferson No matter what your age is, no matter where You come from, no matter who you are, There is a place for you at Ocala West UMC Traditional Worship 8:00 & 11:00 A.M. Casual & Contemporary 9:30 A.M. Children & Youth Ministries 000CG1V 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 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 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 College Road Baptist Chur ch 5010 SW College Road, Ocala, FL (352) 237-5741 Rev Ronnie W alker Pastor Rev Jef f Rountree, Minister of W o rship Rev Rob Loy Jr ., Student Minister Jason Kaminski, Children s Minister T rina Loy Preschool Director Holding Forth the Word of Life...JESUS Sunday Worship Services 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00 am 9:30 & 11:00 Sunday School 000D2GN Wednesday 6:30 PM Children/Student Ministries 6:30 PM Mid-Week Bible Study www.collegeroad.org 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 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 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 000DCKQ Sunda y Bible Stud y 9:30 a.m. W orship Service 10:30 a.m. W ednesda y Bible Stud y 7:00 p.m. P astor: Matt Hunt Assoc. Pastor Kevin Hunt (Independent) 6158 S W Hwy 200 Jasmine Plaza Oc ala, FL 34476 873-4705 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 000D2EX 000DDMB Novena To St. Claire Ask St. Claire for 3 favors: 1 business, 2 impossible personal. Say 9 Hail Marys for 9 days with a lighted candle. Pray whether you believe or not. Publish it on the 9th day. 9 Days May the Sacred heart of Jesus be praised, adored, glorfied and loved today and everyday throughout the world forever and ever. Amen. Your request will be granted no matter how impossible it may seem. G.R.F. John M. 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Friday, November 30, 2012 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 16~ Friday, November 30, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Linda Sisto and our own Songbirds performed on Friday, Nov. 23 (Black Friday) at Paddock Mall. Rich Becotte provided the musical accompaniment as the group sang and put everyone in the Christmas spirit. Large crowds stopped and listened, taking a break from their gift buying to hear Christmas Carols and other light, lively and fun songs of the season. As always, our Songbirds were well received with applause and approving comments from the on looking throngs. We congratulate Linda, Rich and all who participated in this community outreach project. Just a reminder, the Songbirds still need a piano player to work with them through the season. Contact Linda at 352-509-7245 if you would like to work with this talented and cheerful group. Remember, you dont need to be a Cherrywood resident to take advantage of this opportunity.Crochet ClubMany members have spent their summer creating beautiful handmade dolls, toys, bibs, sweaters, hats, afghans, etc. to make some families very happy for Christmas. The list goes on and on. Some of these families would receive nothing else. The generous donations from many individuals have gone into these creations. We would especially like to thank the following individuals: Ellen Brown of Woods and Meadows for the beautiful hand knit hats, Margaret Buck and Midge Lee for yarn, and Carol Adams for yarn and needle craft supplies from Ocala West Methodist Church. We are all very appreciative, and please know that all items will be made into something for our charity work. You may recognize some of your donations in the items pictured. Donations of supplies are most gratefully appreciated and may be dropped off with Geri at the clubhouse or just stop by on our regular meeting day so we may thank you in person. Lap afghans were also donated to the TimberRidge facility through the request of the Veterans Club. The Crochet and Knitters Club meets every Friday afternoon in the library/card room of the clubhouse from 1 to 3 p.m. Come on out and join us, or just stop by to see our work in progress. The coffees always on.Trim a Tree PartyOn Sunday, Dec. 2 at 6 p.m., our clubhouse will become the focal point for an annual event that brings out the Christmas spirit in all of our residents. This is the evening we will be decorating our community Christmas tree. Each resident has bought or made an ornament that is inscribed with their name and the date they moved into Cherrywood Estates. Every year, these ornaments are brought out and we gather to place them on our tree. Our own Songbirds will be providing music and everyone is encouraged to bring Christmas snacks to share with friends and neighbors. Beverages of choice are also welcome so Songbirds bring holiday cheer to Paddock Mall dont be afraid to get into the spirits of the season. This is a great time and gives each of us a chance to get ready for the joyous season of Christmas. If you are new to Cherrywood, bring a decoration that has your name and the date you moved in; and then add it to our tree and join in this wonderful tradition. Veterans meetingDecember 6 is the last meeting of the year for our Veterans Club and it promises to be a great one. The SEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE14 CHERRYWOOD ESTATES J EJohn Everlove able seating and fresh air. There is no fee charged for this excellent forum on the subject of Winter Gardening, You dont want to miss this opportunity.BiloxiIn January there is a super IP Casino Resort and Spa getaway planned. Deluxe Motor Tours will leave out of Cherrywood on Sunday, Jan. 13 and head west for Biloxi. For three nights youll stay in the luxurious accommodations of the IP Casino. Enjoy $25 in free slot play and $24 in food coupons while you spend your time enjoying the gaming; entertainment; delicious food and relaxing. As an added bonus, youll visit the Hard Rock Casino and the Palace casino where youll receive $15 in free slot play at each venue. For just $159 youll get three nights and four days for this mini-vacation including the transportation and room plus those bonus coupons. Dont miss this opportunity. Call Natalie at 352-854-4561 to reserve your place for this terrific excursion. Spotlight on Giving ThanksBecause of the Thanksgiving Holiday, interviewing people to be in the Spotlight on Excellence was nearly impossible. So, at the suggestion of some of my friends I would like to take the liberty of sharing some Thanksgiving thoughts with you, the reader, as we enter into the holiday season. The first Thanksgiving was held in 1621, a year after the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock. That first year must have been horrible because half of the original colonists died by the time of that first Thanksgiving. Because of the friendship of the Wampanoag Indians, the first settlers learned survival skills for the New World. They were taught what and how to plant; what game to hunt and what shelters to build to protect them from the harsh weather. By the next winter of that first year, there was plenty of food and meat for the remaining pilgrims. To celebrate their large store of wild game birds; deer; lobster and fish; gourds and other goodies, the Pilgrims invited the King of the tribe, Massusoit and Squanto along with about 90 others to join them in a feast. For three days the group ate, played games, danced and ate some more. Since there was no refrigeration, leftovers were not an option; thus the three days of eating. During the meal; eating with the fingers; spitting and throwing bones on the floor was totally acceptable. I guess in some families that still may be true but Emily Post would be spinning in her grave at the thought of it. As time went on, many individual communities and then the states celebrated a Thanksgiving Day. Not until November of 1863 did the United States of America celebrate Thanksgiving as a national holiday. Instituted by Abraham Lincoln, in his Proclamation he stated, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November as a day of thanksgiving and Praise to our Beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. This proclamation came just months after the bloody battle of Gettysburg and right in the midst of the Civil War. It was a time when nearly every household had been touched directly by the conflict with some family member either killed; wounded or missing in the conflict. From that time on, with minor exceptions, the fourth Thursday of every November we Americans take the time to remember all that we are grateful for. Families and friends gather, not to share gifts, but rather to share time. Willing hands bustle from kitchen to dinning room carrying plate; after platter; after bowl after dishes filled with an abundance of food. Relatives and friends sit around a table laughing and joking as they drink toasts to one another and sharing experiences of days gone by. Little children gaze at the food and desserts arrayed before them with wide eyes and eager forks. And then, in most homes, the chatter and conversation ceases for a moment and the room grows quiet. One of the hosts or a special guest is asked to pray; to give thanks to God for all we have. This solemn moment of prayer is observed with polite impatience in the young and with quiet reflection by the old; but the true meaning of Thanksgiving is served to all equally. Many families go around the table with each person stating what they personally are grateful for. It is interesting to hear these answers and ponder the differences of each individual. Yet, the point is that like the Pilgrims before us who lost half of their number in one year; like our Nation that was torn apart by a dreadful Civil War; in times of upheaval and conflict, each of us still has something or somethings CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 15 Trivia contestants at Cherrywood. SEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE17 Representing Ocala area residents for over 40 years The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements Before you decide, ask us to send free written information about our qualifications and experience. 7743 S.W. 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Its free and open to everyone with an interest in photography. Grab your camera and come on out. Trivia NightFred OHern dished up a plentiful serving of Thanksgiving questions on Trivia Night this past Wednesday, the 21st. About 30 people wrestled with such questions as, How high does a fresh cranberry bounce when dropped on the floor? and From where did the Pilgrims begin their journey to the New World? Because theyve been in the news lately, there were also a few questions about Hostess Twinkies thrown in for good measure; such as What was the original filling in the Twinkie? Everyone in the surprisingly large crowd for the night before Thanksgiving had a lot of laughs and enjoyed the good time that is Trivia Night at Cherrywood. Next month Donna James will be our quizmaster and challenge everyone on their knowledge of Christmas. Instead of the usual one dollar to play,Friday, November 30, 2012 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 14~ Friday, November 30, 2012 www.smcitizen.com guest speaker(s) for the meeting will be members of our CERT team who will offer a brief overview of what they can do and are doing for our community. Next, our own Color Guard will be honored for their continued excellent service to our Veterans Club and the community. This will be a chance for everyone to personally thank each member for their dedication and sacrifices in performing at our Veterans Day; Memorial Day; Honor Flight and other occasions. Lastly a brief business meeting will proceed where the membership will vote on the recommended disbursements to our many charities. Immediately following the meeting, social hour will commence on the patio where liquid refreshments are served. These meetings are open to not only our members but all of the residents of Cherrywood. Come out and see your Veterans Club at work; learn of the many services we render to the community and take part in our activities.Shutterbugs Camera ClubOn Friday, Dec. 7 at 10 a.m. in the library, the Shutterbugs will meet to have their Thanksgiving photos judged. The best photo will win a prize and all our residents are welcomed to enter the contest. To be eligible, the photo must have a Thanksgiving theme and must have been taken by the person entering the picture. In addition to the contest, members will be deciding about next months activities and field trips. CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 13 The Cherrywood Songbirds during their performance at the Paddock Mall. everyone is asked to bring some Christmas goodies to pass around for everyone. If everyone cooperates it should be a great time to feed the body as well as the mind. Naturally, you are encouraged to bring the drinks of your choice. Wednesday, Dec. 19 at 6 p.m. is when the brain teasing fun begins so dont miss out. Oh, you want to know the answers to the questions; the first one is inches; second, Holland; and the third, Banana Cream. Now, wasnt that simple? Gran Torino on Movie NightClint Eastwood stars in Gran Torino, our feature presentation for Movie Night at Cherrywood on Tuesday evening Dec. 4 at 6 p.m. This hard-hitting action flick was a critically acclaimed box office smash hit when it first came out in theaters. Rated R for language, the movie offers realism and an intriguing plot to entertain almost everyone. Movie nights offer a free evening of entertainment in a relaxed atmosphere. Popcorn and lemonade is provided for all of our residents but if you would like to bring your own candy; snacks and beverages, you can do that too. Come a little early to get good seats and watch Gran Torino on the big screen in the clubhouse. End of Time PartyOn Dec. 21, the Mayan Calendar runs out of days. Some people state that this is when the world will end although theyre not quite sure just how that will happen. We here at Cherrywood decided that if the world does come to an end on that day, we want to be together for one last fling. Hence theres a sock hop dance planned for that night at 7 p.m. Tickets are not required as the evening is free but bring some refreshments to pass around and of course your own beverages. Rich Becotte will provide the entertainment and mellow dance music. What the heck, if the prediction is true, you wont have to worry about hangovers; leftovers; or combovers; so come and enjoy the End of Time with your friends and neighbors in the clubhouse. P .S. If the Mayans are correct, disregard the next article concerning the New Years Eve party.New Years at CherrywoodNew Years Eve join in the fun of welcoming 2013. We will have a gala party with party favors; refreshments; music; champagne; dancing and of course, Auld Lang Syne. The cost is only $10 per person and you can get your tickets from Geri in the office. This is always one of the classic parties of the year and a highlight of the social calendar here at Cherrywood. Everyone has a great time as we bring in the New Year and say good bye to the old year in style. The party starts at 9 p.m. in the clubhouse and the fun doesnt stop until the New Year officially begins. What better way to start out the New Year than by being with your friends and Cherrywood family to party hardy and share your reflections on this past year and your hopes for the next? Youre right, theres no better way than spending New Years Eve with the Cherrywood gang.A Cautionary NoteSome of our walkers have complained about pet owners not picking up after their dogs lately. Hopefully this is not true and all of our responsible dog owners carry bags to pick up after their companions. What is possible is that coyotes are the culprits. Since Ocala is known for its abundance of these critters and others such rascals as raccoons; black bear; falcons and other predatory birds, pet owners are cautioned to stay close to their furry friends and protect them from any dangers. Cherrywood is a beautiful and safe community and we, the residents, will endeavor to always keep it that way. All pet owners should pick up after their dogs and stay close by them when they are outdoors to insure their safety. Cherrywood BingoEvery Thursday at 7 p.m. the Bingo players come to the clubhouse to try their luck at winning cash prizes and to share exciting competition. Bring you friends; your family; your snacks and your drinks then come out and play Bingo. Theres lots of room and lots of fun for all so dont miss it. Attention card playersThere are at least two opportunities open to card players here at Cherrywood. The first is for Cribbage players. Every Tuesday at 12:30 in the card room, a good group of people join in for a try at this challenging and fun game. The level of your playing ability doesnt matter because even if youve never played the game before, someone will be happy to teach you how. Now, if you are an accomplished player, rest assured there will be some one there to challenge your expertise. A second card game thats equally as fun as Cribbage is Double Deck Pinochle. The Pinochle club meets Sunday evenings at 6 p.m. in the card room. This also is an interesting and challenging game that requires a degree of skill as well as the luck of the cards. As with the Cribbage Club, there are people available to teach newcomers all about the game so dont be bashful. With these two card games not only will you learn a new skill but youll meet some great people; have a fun time and enjoy a relaxing evening away from your TV set. What better way to improve your mind than by gaining new knowledge and making new friends?Bocce BallDont forget that Bocce Ball is now at 7 p.m. on Fridays at the Bocce Courts behind the clubhouse. This is a fun time for everyone, players and spectators alike culminating in a social time immediately following the games. Everyone brings something to the party atmosphere; their drinks; snacks; sense of humor and occasionally some skill at playing Bocce Ball. You can join in the fun of playing or you can sit on the sidelines and root for your favorite team. Teams are assigned on any given night so if you come by yourself and want to play you will be assured a spot on a team. This makes the competition pretty equal and everyone is just there for a good time anyway. Except for the cost of the refreshments you bring, Bocce Night is free. Oh, in case of cold or rainy weather, dont let that keep you from coming out. The players and on lookers simply retire to the clubhouse and sit around the warm fire talking about Bocce Ball and other things of course. You would have to go a long way to find a better group of people than our Bocce Ball players. Dont miss a chance to play; watch or just socialize with them.Winter GardeningOn Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 11:15 a.m., Master Gardener Norma Farnull will be giving a presentation to our Gardening Club on Winter Gardening in Central Florida. This is a great chance for anyone with questions about their shrubs and trees; lawns and gardens; flowers and blooms to get answers about protecting; planting; and pampering their yard through the cold months of winter. If you are new to Cherrywood, or new to gardening, you should come out and share your interest with a great group of like minded people. Our Garden Club is an active part of this community with monthly meetings; shared knowledge; and annual awards for outstanding lawns and gardens in our area. The meeting will be held on the patio of the Cherrywood clubhouse where there is plenty of comfortSEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE15 CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 14 SEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE16 USE THEM OR LOSE THEM Dr. Reynaldo Gonzalez and Dr. Mundi Buechele 7621 SW HWY. 200, JUST WEST OF THE NEW LOWES (352) 401-0707 000D4ID Utilize your dental benefits by Dec. 31 or lose your entire 2012 allowance. ACT NOW! Call today to schedule your complimentary consultation. Complete Dental and Cosmetic Procedures Need a GREAT change in your life? The new putting green is just another reason to live at The Bridge at Ocala! Move to The Bridge where warmth, charm and gracious hospitality is a way of life. We have everything but YOU! Relax and make us your home now! AN ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY Miss the golf course? Miss the golf course? Come try our new putting green! Come try our new putting green! Tours Tours Tours Tours Call to make a reservation for a lunch/tour. We would love to share with you what The Bridge Community is all about! We look forward to hearing from you soon. Space is limited, so make your reservations today!!! RSVP (352) 873-2036 2800 SW 41st St., Bldg. 200 Ocala, FL 34474 000CW21 000D5U1 Marion W oods is working with T oys For T ots to bring smiles to children this holiday season. Now through December 23 when you drop of f a new unwrapped toy at Marion W oods youll receive a free meal. For more information call us at 352-671-1700 Call today for your complimentary meal. W e lcome to Holiday W e lcome home. 1661 SE 31st Street, Ocala, FL 34471 352-671-1700 | www .marion-woods.net 000DE1D 000DC71 7201 SW Hwy 200 Ocala (352) 629-0900 (4 miles west of I-75, just before Lowes) (4 miles west of I-75, just before Lowes) (352) 629-0900 Other locations throughout the southeast 7201 SW Hwy 200 Ocala GREA T FINANCING ON EZ-GO CAR TS! GOLF CARTS ST ARTING A T $1,995 WITH HEADLIGHTS AND T A IL LIGHT! 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Its free and open to everyone with an interest in photography. Grab your camera and come on out. Trivia NightFred OHern dished up a plentiful serving of Thanksgiving questions on Trivia Night this past Wednesday, the 21st. About 30 people wrestled with such questions as, How high does a fresh cranberry bounce when dropped on the floor? and From where did the Pilgrims begin their journey to the New World? Because theyve been in the news lately, there were also a few questions about Hostess Twinkies thrown in for good measure; such as What was the original filling in the Twinkie? Everyone in the surprisingly large crowd for the night before Thanksgiving had a lot of laughs and enjoyed the good time that is Trivia Night at Cherrywood. Next month Donna James will be our quizmaster and challenge everyone on their knowledge of Christmas. Instead of the usual one dollar to play,Friday, November 30, 2012 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 14~ Friday, November 30, 2012 www.smcitizen.com guest speaker(s) for the meeting will be members of our CERT team who will offer a brief overview of what they can do and are doing for our community. Next, our own Color Guard will be honored for their continued excellent service to our Veterans Club and the community. This will be a chance for everyone to personally thank each member for their dedication and sacrifices in performing at our Veterans Day; Memorial Day; Honor Flight and other occasions. Lastly a brief business meeting will proceed where the membership will vote on the recommended disbursements to our many charities. Immediately following the meeting, social hour will commence on the patio where liquid refreshments are served. These meetings are open to not only our members but all of the residents of Cherrywood. Come out and see your Veterans Club at work; learn of the many services we render to the community and take part in our activities.Shutterbugs Camera ClubOn Friday, Dec. 7 at 10 a.m. in the library, the Shutterbugs will meet to have their Thanksgiving photos judged. The best photo will win a prize and all our residents are welcomed to enter the contest. To be eligible, the photo must have a Thanksgiving theme and must have been taken by the person entering the picture. In addition to the contest, members will be deciding about next months activities and field trips. CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 13 The Cherrywood Songbirds during their performance at the Paddock Mall. everyone is asked to bring some Christmas goodies to pass around for everyone. If everyone cooperates it should be a great time to feed the body as well as the mind. Naturally, you are encouraged to bring the drinks of your choice. Wednesday, Dec. 19 at 6 p.m. is when the brain teasing fun begins so dont miss out. Oh, you want to know the answers to the questions; the first one is inches; second, Holland; and the third, Banana Cream. Now, wasnt that simple? Gran Torino on Movie NightClint Eastwood stars in Gran Torino, our feature presentation for Movie Night at Cherrywood on Tuesday evening Dec. 4 at 6 p.m. This hard-hitting action flick was a critically acclaimed box office smash hit when it first came out in theaters. Rated R for language, the movie offers realism and an intriguing plot to entertain almost everyone. Movie nights offer a free evening of entertainment in a relaxed atmosphere. Popcorn and lemonade is provided for all of our residents but if you would like to bring your own candy; snacks and beverages, you can do that too. Come a little early to get good seats and watch Gran Torino on the big screen in the clubhouse. End of Time PartyOn Dec. 21, the Mayan Calendar runs out of days. Some people state that this is when the world will end although theyre not quite sure just how that will happen. We here at Cherrywood decided that if the world does come to an end on that day, we want to be together for one last fling. Hence theres a sock hop dance planned for that night at 7 p.m. Tickets are not required as the evening is free but bring some refreshments to pass around and of course your own beverages. Rich Becotte will provide the entertainment and mellow dance music. What the heck, if the prediction is true, you wont have to worry about hangovers; leftovers; or combovers; so come and enjoy the End of Time with your friends and neighbors in the clubhouse. P .S. If the Mayans are correct, disregard the next article concerning the New Years Eve party.New Years at CherrywoodNew Years Eve join in the fun of welcoming 2013. We will have a gala party with party favors; refreshments; music; champagne; dancing and of course, Auld Lang Syne. The cost is only $10 per person and you can get your tickets from Geri in the office. This is always one of the classic parties of the year and a highlight of the social calendar here at Cherrywood. Everyone has a great time as we bring in the New Year and say good bye to the old year in style. The party starts at 9 p.m. in the clubhouse and the fun doesnt stop until the New Year officially begins. What better way to start out the New Year than by being with your friends and Cherrywood family to party hardy and share your reflections on this past year and your hopes for the next? Youre right, theres no better way than spending New Years Eve with the Cherrywood gang.A Cautionary NoteSome of our walkers have complained about pet owners not picking up after their dogs lately. Hopefully this is not true and all of our responsible dog owners carry bags to pick up after their companions. What is possible is that coyotes are the culprits. Since Ocala is known for its abundance of these critters and others such rascals as raccoons; black bear; falcons and other predatory birds, pet owners are cautioned to stay close to their furry friends and protect them from any dangers. Cherrywood is a beautiful and safe community and we, the residents, will endeavor to always keep it that way. All pet owners should pick up after their dogs and stay close by them when they are outdoors to insure their safety. Cherrywood BingoEvery Thursday at 7 p.m. the Bingo players come to the clubhouse to try their luck at winning cash prizes and to share exciting competition. Bring you friends; your family; your snacks and your drinks then come out and play Bingo. Theres lots of room and lots of fun for all so dont miss it. Attention card playersThere are at least two opportunities open to card players here at Cherrywood. The first is for Cribbage players. Every Tuesday at 12:30 in the card room, a good group of people join in for a try at this challenging and fun game. The level of your playing ability doesnt matter because even if youve never played the game before, someone will be happy to teach you how. Now, if you are an accomplished player, rest assured there will be some one there to challenge your expertise. A second card game thats equally as fun as Cribbage is Double Deck Pinochle. The Pinochle club meets Sunday evenings at 6 p.m. in the card room. This also is an interesting and challenging game that requires a degree of skill as well as the luck of the cards. As with the Cribbage Club, there are people available to teach newcomers all about the game so dont be bashful. With these two card games not only will you learn a new skill but youll meet some great people; have a fun time and enjoy a relaxing evening away from your TV set. What better way to improve your mind than by gaining new knowledge and making new friends?Bocce BallDont forget that Bocce Ball is now at 7 p.m. on Fridays at the Bocce Courts behind the clubhouse. This is a fun time for everyone, players and spectators alike culminating in a social time immediately following the games. Everyone brings something to the party atmosphere; their drinks; snacks; sense of humor and occasionally some skill at playing Bocce Ball. You can join in the fun of playing or you can sit on the sidelines and root for your favorite team. Teams are assigned on any given night so if you come by yourself and want to play you will be assured a spot on a team. This makes the competition pretty equal and everyone is just there for a good time anyway. Except for the cost of the refreshments you bring, Bocce Night is free. Oh, in case of cold or rainy weather, dont let that keep you from coming out. The players and on lookers simply retire to the clubhouse and sit around the warm fire talking about Bocce Ball and other things of course. You would have to go a long way to find a better group of people than our Bocce Ball players. Dont miss a chance to play; watch or just socialize with them.Winter GardeningOn Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 11:15 a.m., Master Gardener Norma Farnull will be giving a presentation to our Gardening Club on Winter Gardening in Central Florida. This is a great chance for anyone with questions about their shrubs and trees; lawns and gardens; flowers and blooms to get answers about protecting; planting; and pampering their yard through the cold months of winter. If you are new to Cherrywood, or new to gardening, you should come out and share your interest with a great group of like minded people. Our Garden Club is an active part of this community with monthly meetings; shared knowledge; and annual awards for outstanding lawns and gardens in our area. The meeting will be held on the patio of the Cherrywood clubhouse where there is plenty of comfortSEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE15 CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 14 SEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE16 USE THEM OR LOSE THEM Dr. Reynaldo Gonzalez and Dr. Mundi Buechele 7621 SW HWY. 200, JUST WEST OF THE NEW LOWES (352) 401-0707 000D4ID Utilize your dental benefits by Dec. 31 or lose your entire 2012 allowance. ACT NOW! Call today to schedule your complimentary consultation. Complete Dental and Cosmetic Procedures Need a GREAT change in your life? The new putting green is just another reason to live at The Bridge at Ocala! Move to The Bridge where warmth, charm and gracious hospitality is a way of life. We have everything but YOU! Relax and make us your home now! AN ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY Miss the golf course? Miss the golf course? Come try our new putting green! Come try our new putting green! Tours Tours Tours Tours Call to make a reservation for a lunch/tour. We would love to share with you what The Bridge Community is all about! We look forward to hearing from you soon. Space is limited, so make your reservations today!!! RSVP (352) 873-2036 2800 SW 41st St., Bldg. 200 Ocala, FL 34474 000CW21 000D5U1 Marion W oods is working with T oys For T ots to bring smiles to children this holiday season. Now through December 23 when you drop of f a new unwrapped toy at Marion W oods youll receive a free meal. For more information call us at 352-671-1700 Call today for your complimentary meal. W e lcome to Holiday W e lcome home. 1661 SE 31st Street, Ocala, FL 34471 352-671-1700 | www .marion-woods.net 000DE1D 000DC71 7201 SW Hwy 200 Ocala (352) 629-0900 (4 miles west of I-75, just before Lowes) (4 miles west of I-75, just before Lowes) (352) 629-0900 Other locations throughout the southeast 7201 SW Hwy 200 Ocala GREA T FINANCING ON EZ-GO CAR TS! GOLF CARTS ST ARTING A T $1,995 WITH HEADLIGHTS AND T A IL LIGHT! WHA T BA TTER Y A RE Y OU L OOKING F OR ??? Automotive Marine L awn Mower Golf Cart Cordless Phone Riding T oys Computer Back Up T ractor Motorcycle A TV Camcorder Cellular Phone Wheel Chairs Game F eeder Emergency Lights Security Systems Battery P acks L aptop Computers Alkaline Complete Stock Of Batteries F or: CUST OM BA TTER Y P ACKS LAPT OP COMPUTER BA TTERIES CAMCORDER BA TTERIES WHEELCHAIR BA TTERIES SECURITY SYSTEM BA TTERIES AUT OMOTIVE BA TTERIES F ARM TRACT OR BA TTERIES JET SKI BA TTERIES GAME FEED BA TTERIES MARINE BA TTERIES CELL PHONE BA TTERIES POWER WHEELS BA TTERIES WA T C H BA TTERIES KEY REMOTE BA TTERIES TRUCK BA TTERIES CORDLESS PHONE BATTERIES EMERGENCY LIGHT BATTERIES AT V BA TTERIES MOT ORCYCLE BA TTERIES LA WNMOWER BA TTERIES 000DD09 National Cremation Society FREE Seminar Thinking About Thinking About Cremation? Cremation? Topics Include: Preplanning Options Veterans Benefits Travel Protection Financing Available Please, First-Time Attendees Only Floridas Oldest and Largest N ATIONAL C REMATION S OCIETY 352-728-0093 Please call for reservations Limited Seating Complimentary Br eakfast will be pr ovided Olive Garden 3313 College Rd. T u es, Dec. 4 10:30 a.m. Lunch Mimi s 4414 SW College Rd. Mon., Dec. 10 9:30 a.m. Br eakfast Oasis Restaurant 7651 SR 200 Cir cle Sq. Plaza Thurs., Dec. 6 10:30 a.m. Meal Red Lobster 3393 S.W College Road Mon., Dec. 17 1 1:00 a.m. Lunch Cody s Roadhouse 2505 SW College Rd. T u es., Dec. 1 1 10:30 a.m. Lunch

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Friday, November 30, 2012 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 16~ Friday, November 30, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Linda Sisto and our own Songbirds performed on Friday, Nov. 23 (Black Friday) at Paddock Mall. Rich Becotte provided the musical accompaniment as the group sang and put everyone in the Christmas spirit. Large crowds stopped and listened, taking a break from their gift buying to hear Christmas Carols and other light, lively and fun songs of the season. As always, our Songbirds were well received with applause and approving comments from the on looking throngs. We congratulate Linda, Rich and all who participated in this community outreach project. Just a reminder, the Songbirds still need a piano player to work with them through the season. Contact Linda at 352-509-7245 if you would like to work with this talented and cheerful group. Remember, you dont need to be a Cherrywood resident to take advantage of this opportunity.Crochet ClubMany members have spent their summer creating beautiful handmade dolls, toys, bibs, sweaters, hats, afghans, etc. to make some families very happy for Christmas. The list goes on and on. Some of these families would receive nothing else. The generous donations from many individuals have gone into these creations. We would especially like to thank the following individuals: Ellen Brown of Woods and Meadows for the beautiful hand knit hats, Margaret Buck and Midge Lee for yarn, and Carol Adams for yarn and needle craft supplies from Ocala West Methodist Church. We are all very appreciative, and please know that all items will be made into something for our charity work. You may recognize some of your donations in the items pictured. Donations of supplies are most gratefully appreciated and may be dropped off with Geri at the clubhouse or just stop by on our regular meeting day so we may thank you in person. Lap afghans were also donated to the TimberRidge facility through the request of the Veterans Club. The Crochet and Knitters Club meets every Friday afternoon in the library/card room of the clubhouse from 1 to 3 p.m. Come on out and join us, or just stop by to see our work in progress. The coffees always on.Trim a Tree PartyOn Sunday, Dec. 2 at 6 p.m., our clubhouse will become the focal point for an annual event that brings out the Christmas spirit in all of our residents. This is the evening we will be decorating our community Christmas tree. Each resident has bought or made an ornament that is inscribed with their name and the date they moved into Cherrywood Estates. Every year, these ornaments are brought out and we gather to place them on our tree. Our own Songbirds will be providing music and everyone is encouraged to bring Christmas snacks to share with friends and neighbors. Beverages of choice are also welcome so Songbirds bring holiday cheer to Paddock Mall dont be afraid to get into the spirits of the season. This is a great time and gives each of us a chance to get ready for the joyous season of Christmas. If you are new to Cherrywood, bring a decoration that has your name and the date you moved in; and then add it to our tree and join in this wonderful tradition. Veterans meetingDecember 6 is the last meeting of the year for our Veterans Club and it promises to be a great one. The SEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE14 CHERRYWOOD ESTATES J EJohn Everlove able seating and fresh air. There is no fee charged for this excellent forum on the subject of Winter Gardening, You dont want to miss this opportunity.BiloxiIn January there is a super IP Casino Resort and Spa getaway planned. Deluxe Motor Tours will leave out of Cherrywood on Sunday, Jan. 13 and head west for Biloxi. For three nights youll stay in the luxurious accommodations of the IP Casino. Enjoy $25 in free slot play and $24 in food coupons while you spend your time enjoying the gaming; entertainment; delicious food and relaxing. As an added bonus, youll visit the Hard Rock Casino and the Palace casino where youll receive $15 in free slot play at each venue. For just $159 youll get three nights and four days for this mini-vacation including the transportation and room plus those bonus coupons. Dont miss this opportunity. Call Natalie at 352-854-4561 to reserve your place for this terrific excursion. Spotlight on Giving ThanksBecause of the Thanksgiving Holiday, interviewing people to be in the Spotlight on Excellence was nearly impossible. So, at the suggestion of some of my friends I would like to take the liberty of sharing some Thanksgiving thoughts with you, the reader, as we enter into the holiday season. The first Thanksgiving was held in 1621, a year after the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock. That first year must have been horrible because half of the original colonists died by the time of that first Thanksgiving. Because of the friendship of the Wampanoag Indians, the first settlers learned survival skills for the New World. They were taught what and how to plant; what game to hunt and what shelters to build to protect them from the harsh weather. By the next winter of that first year, there was plenty of food and meat for the remaining pilgrims. To celebrate their large store of wild game birds; deer; lobster and fish; gourds and other goodies, the Pilgrims invited the King of the tribe, Massusoit and Squanto along with about 90 others to join them in a feast. For three days the group ate, played games, danced and ate some more. Since there was no refrigeration, leftovers were not an option; thus the three days of eating. During the meal; eating with the fingers; spitting and throwing bones on the floor was totally acceptable. I guess in some families that still may be true but Emily Post would be spinning in her grave at the thought of it. As time went on, many individual communities and then the states celebrated a Thanksgiving Day. Not until November of 1863 did the United States of America celebrate Thanksgiving as a national holiday. Instituted by Abraham Lincoln, in his Proclamation he stated, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November as a day of thanksgiving and Praise to our Beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. This proclamation came just months after the bloody battle of Gettysburg and right in the midst of the Civil War. It was a time when nearly every household had been touched directly by the conflict with some family member either killed; wounded or missing in the conflict. From that time on, with minor exceptions, the fourth Thursday of every November we Americans take the time to remember all that we are grateful for. Families and friends gather, not to share gifts, but rather to share time. Willing hands bustle from kitchen to dinning room carrying plate; after platter; after bowl after dishes filled with an abundance of food. Relatives and friends sit around a table laughing and joking as they drink toasts to one another and sharing experiences of days gone by. Little children gaze at the food and desserts arrayed before them with wide eyes and eager forks. And then, in most homes, the chatter and conversation ceases for a moment and the room grows quiet. One of the hosts or a special guest is asked to pray; to give thanks to God for all we have. This solemn moment of prayer is observed with polite impatience in the young and with quiet reflection by the old; but the true meaning of Thanksgiving is served to all equally. Many families go around the table with each person stating what they personally are grateful for. It is interesting to hear these answers and ponder the differences of each individual. Yet, the point is that like the Pilgrims before us who lost half of their number in one year; like our Nation that was torn apart by a dreadful Civil War; in times of upheaval and conflict, each of us still has something or somethings CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 15 Trivia contestants at Cherrywood. SEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE17 Representing Ocala area residents for over 40 years The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements Before you decide, ask us to send free written information about our qualifications and experience. 7743 S.W. 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that we are thankful for. There is a beauty in that that defies understanding. Unfortunately in this time of warmth and thanksgiving, there are some families who are divided by squabbles and bickering that keep them from enjoying Thanksgiving with each other and their relatives. If settlers can overcome their losses; if a nation can heal after a disastrous Civil War; if in the midst of turmoil and hardship so many can be giving thanks to a benevolent God; is it impossible to heal broken families? Perhaps your complaint is with your neighbor or some one who was once your friend; maybe with a family member who you feel slighted you; maybe with a child or parent that you disagreed with; wouldnt it be great that by the time Christmas got here, those differences could be put aside? What better way to say Thank you than by being at peace with your family and friends; your neighbors and your kin; and with yourself. God Bless you and yours.John EverloveFrom Your ReporterThis past week Suzi and I had the honor of sharing Thanksgiving Day dinner with our Cherrywood family. The food was terrific and plentiful and the company was outstanding. Heartfelt thanks to Marti and Marty Duesel for a wonderful time. It isnt often that I plug anyone or anything but on Saturday night, at the Ocala Sweeps (Next to Sav a Lot) I saw the Sounds of Time. Kathy and Joe Mongerio are the two musicians/singers that make up this professional entertainment combo. They are great talents with an impressive resume who provide dance music; karaoke and solos for various groups and home owners associations. If youre looking for top notch entertainment for an event, contact them at 352629-5947 and check them out. Youll be glad you did. If you have any comments or suggestions for articles you would like to see in the Cherrywood section of the South Marion Citizen, please contact me at urperssec@yahoo.com. I am always pleased to hear from you, the reader. Friday, November 30, 2012 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 12~ Friday, November 30, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Attend the worship service of your choice... Read the classifieds CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 16 Moose Lodge activitiesFriday, Nov. 30, fish or shrimp 5 to 7 p.m., Town and Country Music and Dance 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, lasagna dinner, 5 to 7 p.m., Elvis on Tour show Kenn e Grube, Elvis impersonator entertainment 6 to 10 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, Moose Legion celebration at Silver Springs, 11 a.m., Bar Bingo 4 to 6 p.m., football in the Social Quarters. Monday, Dec. 3, Coney dogs all day. Tuesday, Dec. 4, dart league at 5:45 (new league just starting, newcomers welcome). Wednesday, Dec. 5, Time to decorate for the season (all day). Thursday, Dec. 6, Academy of Friendship and Red Hat Ladies, 11:30 a.m. cards 1 p.m.; shuffleboard 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, 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., one mile North of State Road 200 across from the Oak Run entrance. Phone is 352-854-2200. Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com 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 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 000COJM 4800 SW 20th St Ocala, FL 34474 352-237-5611 www.bereanbaptist.net Berean Baptist Church Independent Fundamental Dr. Mike Patton Pastor Sunday Bible Study 9:45am Sunday Worship 10:45am & 6:00pm Wednesday Bible Study 7:00pm Assistive Listening System Nursery provided for all services 9330 SW 105th St., Ocala, FL 34481 854-9550 www .ocalawestumc.com 100th Ave. SW 105th St SW 110th St 484 Marion Oaks Library SW 103rd St Pine Run OTOW 80th Ave. 60th Ave. 49th Ave. Oak Run 200 484 A Place for You... Rev. Alan Jefferson No matter what your age is, no matter where You come from, no matter who you are, There is a place for you at Ocala West UMC Traditional Worship 8:00 & 11:00 A.M. Casual & Contemporary 9:30 A.M. Children & Youth Ministries 000CG1V 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 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 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 College Road Baptist Chur ch 5010 SW College Road, Ocala, FL (352) 237-5741 Rev Ronnie W alker Pastor Rev Jef f Rountree, Minister of W o rship Rev Rob Loy Jr ., Student Minister Jason Kaminski, Children s Minister T rina Loy Preschool Director Holding Forth the Word of Life...JESUS Sunday Worship Services 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00 am 9:30 & 11:00 Sunday School 000D2GN Wednesday 6:30 PM Children/Student Ministries 6:30 PM Mid-Week Bible Study www.collegeroad.org 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 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 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 000DCKQ Sunda y Bible Stud y 9:30 a.m. W orship Service 10:30 a.m. W ednesda y Bible Stud y 7:00 p.m. P astor: Matt Hunt Assoc. Pastor Kevin Hunt (Independent) 6158 S W Hwy 200 Jasmine Plaza Oc ala, FL 34476 873-4705 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 000D2EX 000DDMB Novena To St. Claire Ask St. Claire for 3 favors: 1 business, 2 impossible personal. Say 9 Hail Marys for 9 days with a lighted candle. Pray whether you believe or not. Publish it on the 9th day. 9 Days May the Sacred heart of Jesus be praised, adored, glorfied and loved today and everyday throughout the world forever and ever. Amen. Your request will be granted no matter how impossible it may seem. G.R.F. John M. 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BY ELOISE HOLLYFIELD ejh2025@gmail.comAn active clubs news and travel mark this weeks OTOW Happenings.Lions ClubThe annual Christmas Tree has been placed and decorated in the H&R Ballroom, and Tags labeled by gender and age await your selection. 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; you just need to place your gift 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 needy child, and perhaps he or she will someday be able to do the same for another needy child! The Club is holding its Trash and Treasures sale on Dec. 1 beginning at 11 in the parking lot of the Bank of the Ozarks just outside the OTOW entrance gate. Theres surely some item that may prove useful to you or may serve as a spontaneous gift for someone you know. Check it out! 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, 2013. 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.Travel ToppersStarting next Monday, Dec. 3, Travel Toppers will be accepting reservations for a trip that is not in the fall brochure. On Saturday, March 23, 2013, the group will be going to the Show Palace Dinner Theater to see Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. The show is about the familiar Biblical tale of Joseph and his coat of many colors. The music, by Andrew Lloyd Webber, is in a variety of music styles from country-western, calypso, bubble gum pop and rock n roll. Cost is $73 that covers the show, a delicious meal, plus coach and tips for driver. To reserve your seat, call Audrey Mangan beginning Dec. 3 at 352-854-7074 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Friday, November 30, 2012 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 18~ Friday, November 30, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Friendship BaptistSunday Services at Friendship Baptist Church on Dec. 2 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 the choir and special musical renditions will be under the direction of Mrs. Linda Brown. A Christmas Cantata Ill be Home for Christmas will be presented by the church choir under the direction of Mrs. Brown on Sunday at 6 p.m. On Wednesday, Dec. 5, the Bible study hour and Teen Impact will be at 7 p.m. Friendship Baptist Church is at 9510 S.W. 105th St., off State Road 200. The church phone is 352-237-2640.Christs Church of Marion CountySunday, Dec. 2: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 3: Garden of Hope meeting, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4: Ladies crafts, 9 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29: Church Photos, 10 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 16: Sunday school, 9:30 a.m. Choir Christmas musical presentation, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 30: Joy Night, 5 p.m. Christs Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., off State Road 200, Ocala. Phone is 352-861-6182, website is www.ccomc.org.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. They want to share the love of Christ. AWANA is an exciting program of Christian learning and games of competition with awards. AWANA is an ongoing program and registration is always open. For further information, please call 352-347-5683. Programs for young people 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. Each Wednesday evening at 6:45 p.m. a Youth Bible Study (L.I.G.H.T.) is held at the church. Maranatha Baptist Church is at 525 Marion Oaks Trail. Please call 352-3475683 for further information and directions to the church.First CongregationalJoin members of First Congregational United Church of Christ on a fundraising cruise aboard Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Freedom of the Seas departing on May 5, 2013 to the Eastern Caribbean. A deposit of $250 per person is due by Nov. 1. For more information, call 352-873-6779 or 352-237-2309. Religion All dinner are open to the public in the dining hall Saturday breakfast is served from 8 to 10 a.m. Donation is $4. 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 held on Friday, Dec. 7, from 4 to 6 p.m. The buffet includes beef or chicken tacos 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 6:30 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 and Saturday night. Canteen lunches are served Monday through Friday from opening to 3 p.m. Fridays feature is Bobs steak and cheese. Hall rental Rental includes a non-smoking hall with catering and kitchen services available. The reasonable rates are based on specific needs. For more information, contact Bob O. at 904-716-0578 (please leave a message and we will return your call). VFW Post 4781 is at 9401 S.W. 110th St., behind Sims Furniture. Phone is 352-8734781. Upcoming events at VFW Post 4781 Read the classifieds In an effort to help our countrys economy I spent Black Friday last week at the mall. Bargains abounded but not for anything useful to me. I wound up sitting on a bench watching the shoppers and realizing that people are interesting. They all have different personalities, characteristics, habits, and shapes. And, different stories that I just have to write about in todays Pun Alley.No helpA church attendee took a Bible just about every Sunday, taking it home after the service. The minister didnt mind because the minister hoped that he would read the Bible. Weeks went by and more Bibles were missing. The minister went to the man and asked, Have you been taking the Good Book from us? The man said, No, Reverend. Ill swear to that on a stack of Bibles. Talking stockTwo stockbrokers met in a cafe. Ordering drinks, one said, Lets not talk shop tonight. Lets talk about women. The other stockbroker said, Fine. Common or preferred?Really?Several office people were sitting in the break room having a coffee break one morning. One of them opened up the newspaper and read everyones horoscope. When she finished, a colleague asked her about her beliefs regarding horoscopes. Gwen, she said, Do you really believe in astrology? Oh, no, Gwen replied. I dont believe in any of that stuff. Im a Capricorn and were very skeptical.Real artJake, while not a brilliant scholar, was a gifted portrait artist. His fame grew and soon people from all over were coming to Kentucky to have portraits done. One day a stretch limo pulled up to his house with a beautiful lady. She asked Jake if he would paint her in the nude; she was willing to pay $5,000. This was the first time anyone had made this request. Not wanting to get into trouble with his wife, Jake asked the lady to wait while he asked the wife. In a few minutes he returned and said, Sure, Ill paint you in the nude, but Ill leave my socks on so Ill have a place to wipe my brushes.Dim witsThey thought they couldnt use their AM radio in the evening. Some cause happiness wherever they go, others whenever they go. At the bottom of the application where it says sign they put Sagittarius. Some people are no good at counting calories and have the figures to prove it. They studied for a blood test. One nice thing about egotists is that they dont talk about other people. John was in a Disney store and picked up a little stuffed dwarf with Sleepy written on its shirt. He started running his hands over it, and said, Wed better get going. Im feeling a little sleepy. Some people work as bakers because they knead the dough. She had a shirt that read, TGIF, which she thought stood for This Goes In Front.CelebrationA man and his wife were dining at an Ocala restaurant and the husband was staring at a lady swigging her gin as she sat alone at a nearby table. The wife asked, Do you know her? Yes, replied the husband. Shes my ex-wife. She took to drinking right after we divorced seven years ago and I hear she hasnt been sober since. Wow! said the wife, Who would think a person could go on celebrating that long?Drink to itOne of the most successful sample packages of wines comprised two 250 ml bottles, two 500 ml bottles, and two 1000 ml bottles. To the bottlers surprise, after purchasing the beverage, most people chose to drink from the 1000 ml container first. Post-marketing research showed that it was the liter of the pack.Tea is betterMany people assume that Earl Gray tea got its name by being the favorite of that English earl. However, there is a small town in Wales named Earl Gray where the towns citizens are getting concerned about the ability of their mayor to continue in office. The incumbent was initially elected in 1988 and she has run unopposed in every election since. Unfortunately, her age now hinders her from getting about. What the citizens are saying is that the Earl Gray mayor, she aint what she used to be.Dick and his wife Jane live in Oak Run. 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Join your friends and neighbors Sunday, Dec. 2, at 1:30 p.m. in Palm Grove to trim the tree and listen as the Troubadours get you in the holiday mood. Guest artist Sharon Barnes will perform on the cello. After the program enjoy refreshments furnished by the Ambassadors.Do You Remember? Troubadours ConcertTune in channel 12 for Len Teitlers presentation of the Troubadours April 2012 Spring Concert, Premiers and Encores. It will air following FYI daily at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. from Nov. 30 to Dec. 7.Troubadours need singersWe are still interested in sopranos and altos and it is not too late to call Dr. Mary Beth Lake at 352-873-8787 if you are interested. All thats needed is a pleasant voice, and that you can carry a tune and love to sing. We look forward to hearing from you.Baby Boomer Hard Rock tripThere are still seats available for the Hard Rock trip on Dec. 4. Do you have tickets? Just $21 gets $25 in free play, a $5 food voucher and bus transportation including gratuity. The bus will leave promptly from the Palm Grove lot at 11:30 a.m. and departs the Hard Rock at 6:30 p.m. Call Adele for tickets at 352-854-4963.Renaissance WomenRenaissance Women is a group open to all females in Oak Run, regardless of marital status. Our next event will be early dinner at Royal Oaks on Dec. 5. Call Iris at 352-873-9990 or Pat at 352-854-7549 to make a reservation.Oak Run TravelWe have only 3 tickets left for the hilarious hit to 5, The Musical, which is on Jan. 27 at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre. The bus leaves at 11:45 a.m. for this matinee production. The wonderful lunch buffet will be at 1:30 p.m. and the show begins at 3 p.m. Call Jackie Marcotte or Janet Madsen for information or tickets. Cost is $68.50 per person which includes lunch, show and bus drivers tip. Performing Arts CompanyPerforming Arts Company of Oak Run is pleased to announce that they now have almost a complete production team for their spring play, The Odd Couple. The team consists of Frank Porterfield, producer, Patty Waddell and Diana Schmidt, co-directors, Maddie Brown, house manager, Art Schmidt and Jim Waddell, set design, Art Scmidt, sound technician, Frank Porterfield, publicity and advertsing sales, Hal Weber, program editor, Sara Schmitt and Arline Raguso, costumes, Roseann Piscitelli, makeup, Hal and Shari Weber, lobby decor, Linda Noel, ticket sale chair, Jean Muncy, prompter, Sara Schmitt, dresser, Patty Waddell, Norma Morse and Jean Muncy, audition committee, Jim Waddell, dinner theatre chairperson, Shari Weber, dinner theatre ticket sale chairperson. Space constraints prohibit listing many others who will assist all of the above in their very responsible positions. It takes a lot of people to put together a successful show and we are so fortunate to have these people step forward to put in the time necessary to accomplish our goal. We are looking forward to a great show. Ticket information will be forthcoming very shortly and once again we want to emphasize that the best reserved seats sell out fast so get yours early. The show will be onstage at the Palm Grove Club on March 21 as a dinner theatre presentation and the 22nd, 23rd and 24 as regular presentations. Royal Oaks Womens 18 Hole GolfTuesday, Nov. 20, we played the team event Turkey in the Oven, our traditional Thanksgiving week tournament. On the 1st hole the team chose the best net score of the four players. On the 2nd hole they had to choose the best of the remaining 3 players. On the 3rd hole they had to choose between the remaining two players scores. And then on the 4th hole the last players score had to be used, thus that player is the Turkey in the Oven. This was repeated on every four holes. The winning teams were: 1st PlaceSylvia Zappia,Judy Klein, BJ Lassiter, and Ilene Simnowitz; 2nd PlaceBette Johnson, Bea Terry, Donna Gwin, and Inge Szabo. Closest to the pin on Hole #3 was Nancy Lefebvre. The weather was beautiful and the golf course is in great shape thanks to Frank ODell and his great grounds crew. ROWGO members hope that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Royal Oaks Mens Golf Winter arrived on the 23rd of November. The temperature hit a low of 37 and resulted in a frost delay of almost 2 hours. Of the 30 who signed up only 24 braved the elements for the game, which was net points. The winners with 138 points were Ron Kowalewski, Tom Ducz, Dick Rizzo, and Chuck Engel. In second with 136 were Emmett Dowling, Virgil Hein, Paul Colatruglio, and Finn Jakobsen. Third with a 133 were Ken Frandsen, Bill Ellin, Don Aubrey, and Larry Soine. Closest to the pin were Emmett Dowling, Dave Dawson, and Virgil Hein. The next tournament is the 7th of December, so if you havent signed up yet do so quickly. This is the last one this year. Friday, November 30, 2012 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 10~ Friday, November 30, 2012 www.smcitizen.com the Citizen Maintain the health of your business Advertise in TO ADVERTISECall854-3986 ADVER TISING Joy Lutheran ChurchAdvent begins on Sunday, Dec. 2. This is the season of joy and happiness as we anticipate the coming of Christ. Pastor Edward Holloway Jr., senior pastor at Joy Lutheran Church, will honor this theme each Sunday in Advent with his messages. On Dec 2 his message will be Watch for Gods Gifts, Dec 9 the message will be Wait for God to Act, Dec 16 the message will be Receive Gods Gifts, and on Dec 23 the message will be Realign Life to God.. At each of the three Wednesday evening services, Pastor Holloway will speak to the Unknown Scholars, the Unknown Women and the Unknown Shepherd. The Advent season will culminate on Christmas Eve Dec. 24. Joy Lutheran Church will celebrate with two candlelight services, 7 and 10 p.m. Pastor Holloways message will be Rejoice Your Savior Has Come. The Joy vocal and bell choirs will provide music at the 7 p.m. service and the bell choir along with special music is scheduled for the 10 p.m. service. Communion will be served at both services. The tree will be trimmed, the wreaths hung and the poinsettias will adorn the altar. Consider attending one or both of these services for a true Christmas experience. Joy Lutheran Church is on Southwest State Road 200 at 83rd Place, Ocala. For further information call 352-854-4509 ext. 221.Ocala West Church of the NazareneAdvent schedule: Morning Worship Advent Sermon series at 10:30 a.m.: Dec. 2, The Power of Gods Word Dec. 9, Can I Get a Witness? Dec. 16, Recognizing Christ at Christmas Dec. 23, How to Know God is Real. Special Christmas evening events at 6 p.m. Dec. 2, The Star of Bethlehem Rick Larson points out biblical and historical clues revealing the incredible significance of the Star of Bethlehem. Dec. 23 Childrens program and candlelight service. Dec. 24, Christmas Eve Communion Service. We welcome you. Please join us in making this Christmas as special time of worship! Ocala West Church of the Nazarene is at 5884 S.W. 60th Ave., (Airport Road) Ocala. Our webpage is www.ocalawestnaz.org.Chabad of The VillagesChabad of The Villages presents An Evening of Remembrance, featuring Mrs. Joanne Caras, who is the star of a weekly cooking show on Monday nights called Miracles and Meals with Joanne Caras. The show appears on Monday evenings at 9 p.m. on JLTV all over the United States and in 116 other countries. For the past several years Joanne has worked tirelessly to create and promote the Holocaust Survivor Cookbook. After collecting 129 stories and over 250 recipes from Holocaust Survivors from all over the world, she has appeared on Fox TV, CBS, NBC, ABC, Israeli National TV, and national radio in the US, Canada, and Israel. Joanne has given over 250 speeches all across the world, including Canada, Mexico, England, Israel, Denmark, and Italy. Her second book Miracles & Meals, contains 115 new stories and over 250 Religion more recipes. Joanne and her husband Harvey have been married for 30 years. They live in Florida. The couple donates all of the profits from every cookbook sold to Jewish charities. Their largest donations have gone to the Carmei Hair Soup Kitchen in Jerusalem, which feeds over 500 poor and hungry Israelis every day. This event will take place Tuesday, Dec. 4 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the TownePlace Suites, 1141 Alonzo Ave., The Villages. Admission: $10 Advance or $12 at the door. RSVP appreciated at Villagers@JewishMarion.org. or Cal Rabbi Yossi or Chanie Hecht 352291-2218. A sampling of recipes from the cookbook will be served. Cookbooks will be available for purchase. Cookbooks are a great Chanukah gift! All are welcome! For more info visit www.JewishVillages.org.Countryside PresbyterianTo celebrate the first Sunday in Advent, the congregation will decorate the Chrismon tree on Dec. 4 at the 10:30 a.m. worship service at Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. Highway 200, Ocala. The Chrismon tree is highly symbolic conveying the life of Christ and the meaning of Christmas through decorations of traditional and modified ancient Christian symbols called Chrismons. The tree is evergreen representing eternal life and the Chrismons are white and gold. White suggests the innocence, purity and perfection of Christ. Gold symbolizes the glory and majesty of the Son of God. All are welcome. For further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633.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 Smith-Adams, 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. 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Friday, November 30, 2012 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 20~ Friday, November 30, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Play ball!I applaud the possible move of the Tampa Yankees to Ocala for so many reasons. First, as a Yankee fan it would be great to be able to see the future Yanks play locally. Fans of other teams could also see their young players when they visit Ocala. Second, such a move would create needed jobs in and around the ballpark. It would also create the kind of buzz that could give a lift to other industries. Its another reason for folks to come to Ocala. Count me in for a season pass! Bob Knobelman Ocala LETTER TO THE EDITOR Let me make it very clear right up front that I am in favor of as many ha ha moments as possible. I could not get through a week without my daily dose. I firmly believe that laughter is the appropriate medicine for the soul. Some people, according to their demeanor, need a little more laughter than they are presently getting. That said, let me quickly point out that some things are not funny. Of course, most things in my life and about my person are marvelous targets of humor. I do not take myself very seriously. I am not sure any wise person would take me seriously either. In fact, I would highly suspect a person who took me seriously. I can take a joke as well as the next person and I can give it back as well as the next person. I have had some weeks that if it was not for a little bit of humor I do not know how I would have gotten through. So, if you cant do anything you can at least laugh. I firmly believe that the best laugh is when you can laugh at yourself. You might as well laugh at yourself, everybody else is. Then, there are those serious moments in life that beg for no laughing. I Everyone but me thought the broccoli was funny OUT TO PASTOR J SRev. James L. Snyder would recommend that warning signs are put around these areas reading, Positively No Laughing Zone. With this sign should come a severe penalty for those who violate it. That said; let me explain an area in my life where the sign should be permanently erected. The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and I were having supper with another couple. We try to do this at least once a month and keep up with each others progress or lack thereof. We were having a great meal and as we came to the end, I stopped the waitress and said, I would like some ice cream for dessert. As far as I am concerned, that is a rather reasonable request and quite in keeping with the environment I was in. What kind of ice cream, she queried, would you like? When it comes to ice cream, ice cream is simply ice cream to me. If there is a flavor of ice cream I do not like, it has yet to be invented. I love ice cream. My favorite song is, I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream. In my date book, there is no better ending to a wonderful meal than ice cream. I remember my grandfathers favorite ice cream was vanilla. He would not eat any other ice cream; he thought they were polluting it with colors. To him an ice cream sundae was as close to blaspheme as he ever would get. Why ruin, he objected, the ice cream with all that slop? He wanted nothing coming between him and the purest experience of ice cream he could get. Me, I love ice cream regardless of the flavor or color or slop. I looked at the waitress and simply said, I dont care what flavor you bring me. Surprise me. As long as it isnt broccoli. That was supposed to be a joke. Ha ha ha. As the waitress left our table, we resumed our conversation and shortly she returned with the ice cream. Upon her arrival, I looked at her and then the ice cream she was bringing and almost screamed aloud. Of all the blasphemous things to do to a customer, this has to take the cake. First, she had an ice cream bowl with three scoops of ice cream, vanilla, strawberry and chocolate. No problem. However, on the side of the dish in plain view for everybody to see, especially me, was a piece of broccoli. Broccoli! The forbidden fruit or whatever it is. My dining companions thought this was the funniest thing they had ever seen. Particularly, the dining companion that was going to come home with me that night. Not only did they laugh. The waitress laughed. The table next to us began to laugh. The table next to them began to laugh. It was not long before everybody within 173 miles was laughing at my ice cream/broccoli dessert. Actually, not everybody was laughing. I was not laughing. Broccoli, no matter the presentation, is no laughing matter in my book. If matters could not be worse, my wife, through her hilarity spasms, reached over, picked up the broccoli and began eating it in my presence. Talk about adding insult to injury, my injury was vastly insulted. I may have been smiling on the outside, but I assure you I was more than frowning on the inside. Some things are funny; broccoli is not one of those things. Driving home amid the muffled chuckles on the other side of the front seat, I thought of what the apostle Paul said in 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (KJV), Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. I know that when Paul said, In every thing, it included things like broccoli. I must say that there are some things in life, like broccoli, where the thanksgiving is a matter of faith. I will never learn to love broccoli, but I can muster up enough faith to thank God for all things, including broccoli.Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866552-2543 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com Hospice volunteers needed\Volunteers Needed. One or two hours can be a blessing to our patients and families receiving hospice care. Sitting with patients, while caregivers run errands, or go to Dr. appts. can be so rewarding and fulfilling. If you are interested in becoming an Odyssey Hospice, Bedside Blessing Volunteer, please contact, Laura Roweton @ 352-622-9331 or lroweton@odsyhealth.com E THE ENVIRONMENTAL MAGAZINE Dear EarthTalk: What are the new nutrition standards for school lunches that have some students boycotting their cafeterias and discarding the food? Melissa Makowsky, Trenton, NJ Indeed, some 31 million American kids participating in the federally supported National School Lunch Program have been getting more whole grains, beans, fruits and vegetables in their diets whether they like it or not. The change is due to new school meal standards unveiled by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) last January, per the order of 2010s Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. The new standards are based on the Institute of Medicines science-based recommendations, and are the first upgrade to nutritional standards for school meals since 1995 when lowand no-fat foods were all the rage. The non-profit Environmental Working Group (EWG) believes the new standards represent an important milestone in efforts to improve the dietary habits and health of increasingly obese American kids. Schools misguided reliance on processed foods for speedy, low-labor cost production, industrys $1.6 billion in child-targeted advertising and a lack of faith in our childrens dietary curiosity [have] created a generation of picky eaters with dull palates, reports the group. With nearly 17 percent of Americas children now clinically obese and a staggering 32 percent overweight, the time is long past to address the unhealthy food environments our children live in. The new standards limit calories per meal to 850 for high school meals, 700 for middle school and 650 for elementary and more than double the mandated minimum servings of fruits and vegetables while reducing the sodium, saturated fats and trans fats in school kids diets. Wholegrain foods, beans and dark green and orange vegetables such as broccoli, spinach, carrots and sweet potatoes have replaced things like pizza and French fries as staple items in schools that follow the program. Of course, not everybody likes the changes. Lunch strikes, Facebook protest pages, Twitter campaigns, YouTube parody videos and other means have been utilized coast-to-coast to voice opposition to the healthier meals. Some affected cafeterias blame the new smaller portions and healthier fare for causing as much as a 70 percent drop-off in school lunch program participation since the new standards took effect. Psychologists understand that kids may not come around to new foods right away but will eventually eat themso the federal government and most participating schools are sticking to their guns. And the USDA says that if a school encounters significant hardships employing the new calorie requirements, we stand ready to work with them quickly and effectively to remedy the situation with additional flexibilities. The benefits of the new standards far outweigh the costs. School meals can help children develop healthy eating habitsor they can prime them for a life of poor health and unnecessary suffering, says EWG. EWG lauds the new standards for significantly expanding access to and appreciation of nourishing food. Whether they can help shift eating norms across the country remains to be seen, but regardless millions of American kids will likely now get their healthiest meals of the day on a tray in their school cafeterias.CONTACTS: EWG, www.ewg.org; National School Lunch Program, www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/lunch/; Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/governance/legislation/cnr_2010.htm.Dear EarthTalk: A friend of mine told me that our government kills thousands of wild animals like bears and wolves every year in the name of protecting livestock. How can the government, which is supposed to protect dwindling numbers of animals, instead be killing them? Amy Pratt, Troy, NY Actually, the federal government kills some 100,000 carnivores every year under the U.S. Department of Agricultures (USDAs) Wildlife Services program. While the program does much more than so-called predator controlthreatened and endangered species conservation, invasive species mitigation, wildlife disease monitoring, airport bird strike prevention, rabies and rodent controlkilling bears, wolves, coyotes and mountain lions to protect livestock does take up $100 million of the federal budget each year. Animal advocates say its not fair to kill Why are some students boycotting their school lunches? ISTOCKPHOTO/THINKSTOCKNew school meal standards hope to sway American children away from unhealthy foods, which have led to 32 percent being overweight and 17 percent obese. Wholegrains, beans and dark green and orange vegetables now replace things like pizza and French fries as staples in schools that follow the program. EARTH TALK PLEASESEEEARTH TALK, PAGE22 www.nutechhearing.com M-F 9:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sat. and Sun. Appointment Needed M-F 9:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sat. and Sun. 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Friday, November 30, 2012 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com BY MIKE EMIG In modern conflicts, air power is truly a national asset. Air power is extensively used at the entry point of conflict preparing the battlefield and providing much needed ISR. As conflicts charge on, air power doesnt cease, but becomes that much more important to all other operations. Air attacks, close air support, aeromedical evacuation, reconnaissance, etc. Then it does not leave a zone until after the last of the ground troops are withdrawn. The role of air power continues to be an integral part of the strategic planning of military missions. In Iraq and Afghanistan, air power forces struck first at hostile forces on the ground, provided continuous ISR of the battle space, kept the skies clear of dangers with hundreds of thousands air patrols, provided highly responsive medical evacuation for the wounded, and contributed the massive airlift capabilities required to move and sustain a Joint Force across the globe. But lets not forget the rescue efforts and humanitarian relief during natural disasters in Haiti, Japan and here at home. DODs national defense strategy now maintains a rebalance to the Asia-Pacific Region, focusing on creating smaller, more agile forces. But while the U.S. military will no longer be sized to conduct large-scale, prolonged stability operations, it still must maintain its capacity and ability to counter terrorism and irregular warfare, deter and defeat aggression, maintain a safe, secure and effective nuclear deterrent and defend the homeland and support civil authorities. This strategy puts a premium on capabilities offered by the Air Force. Just look at the four core capabilities that define the Air Force: Control of air, space, and cyberspace: Air, space and cyberspace will be increasingly contested as states and non-state actors acquire advanced kinetic and non-kinetic technologies. Jamming, anti-satellite, electromagnetic pulse, cyber attack and anti-access/area-denial (A2/AD) capabilities are growing. This means we must continue to strengthen our own capabilities in cyber security, missile warning, positional navigation and timing, satellite communications, space situational awareness and space launch. Without such control, our ability to conduct military operations will be severely limited, our joint teammates will be subjected to unacceptable risk, and our strategic choices will be increasingly constrained. Provision of persistent and accurate ISR. The Air Forces unique air, space, and cyber ISR capabilities provide America unparalleled decision-making advantage. The Air Force, national leaders, and joint and combined partners depend on Air Force ISR to plan and execute operations. Mobilize of people, materiel and cargo. Military operations rely on USAF airlifters and tankers to haul people, fuel, and equipment quickly and precisely around the world. Rapid global mobility underpins US crisis response, long-range strike, joint combat support, humanitarian relief, and global logistics. Hold any target at risk. The Air Force possesses unique abilities to achieve precise lethal and non-lethal effects that shape the strategic behavior of others, often at long range and in heavily defended environments. This requires specially trained people, modern systems, and meticulous planning. Taken together, the nations air, space, and cyber powerembodied predominantly in the Air Forceare indispensable components of Americas military ability. Mike Emig is a member of the Air Force Association in Ocala. www.smcitizen.com 8~ Friday, November 30, 2012 Please understand, I know its the climax of the college football season, I know were getting to crunch time in the NFL, the NBA is just getting started, and hockey is on a labor hiatus. For me though, its all about baseball. I read the hot stove league reports every day, follow what teams are doing as they try to improve, etc. I cant wait for that first telecast of a spring training game come next March. So it was with great enthusiasm that I read the story a couple of weeks ago about the possibility of getting a Minor League baseball team from the New York Yankees organization to create a home in Ocala. Although some people are going around acting as if it were a sure thing, Im not one of them. I have lived in Minor League towns before, and I know what goes into it. Right now, Ocala is far behind some other cities that have attracted teams, mainly because it doesnt have a stadium ready for use. Understand I am just speculating now, and its just my own thoughts, but it seems that the best area for a stadium would be the new industrial area near the intersection of Interstate 75 and U.S. Highway 27, north and east of the interchange, where projects are already under way (one road is closed and being expanded). There is also a business park between State Road 40 and 38th Avenue, just west of 60th Avenue, on the west side of the airport. There is lots of room out there. Both those sites would have easy access to the highway. The airport isnt that important remember, Minor League teams take buses, they dont fly. There are other areas, but remember, the talks are going on with the city, so presumably you would want the team in the city limits. What do Minor League teams need? Well, in addition to a stadium that comfortably seats a few thousand, give or take, players need places to live. If you get major operations such as the Yankees, who knows, they might even want to build housing. Normally, there are only about 40 players and coaches. A team would, presumably, hire local folks to man the concessions, parking and ticket booths. It wouldnt be an unemployment-busting group, but it would provide some part-time jobs for folks, even students, during the summer. There also has to be access to decent hotels to accommodate visiting teams. When teams visit, its usually for a two or threegame series, so they would generally spend the night. For the most part, these are young players who, trust me, dont make the big bucks the guys on TV make, so everything would have to be reasonably priced. There have been questions in the past about how far Ocala is from other teams. But a successful operation here could breed other teams along the highway, say at the intersection with State Road 44 in Wildwood, or State Road 48 in the Bushnell area. If you end up with three or four teams along that stretch of highway, it makes the logistics much more reasonable. You also need fans. Minor League clubs are great at some wild promotions, fireworks, cutrate price nights, and the game costs are usually pretty reasonable. The question is whether there are enough die-hard baseball fans around to get season tickets. On that front, you can count me in. If at all possible, Ill be looking to get season tickets to watch as many games as possible. There is one condition. I want my seats to be behind the visitors dugout. After all, Im a Mets fan, and the home team would be the Yankees. Enough said?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. In September 2007, the liberal advocacy group MoveOn.org took out a full-page ad in the New York Times labeling Gen. David Petraeus as General Betray Us, alleging he cooked the books for the White House in his testimony to Congress on the situation in Iraq. At the time of the ad, no one in their wildest imagination could have foreseen a situation where MoveOn.orgs widely denounced labeling of Gen. Petraeus would prove prophetic. Five years later, however, Gen. Petraeus betrayed the military values that guide his storied Army career, the marriage vows to his wife of 38 years and the trust of our nation as the protector of its secrets for an extramarital affair with a married woman 20 years his junior. Whether Gen. Petraeus resignation from his position as CIA director was voluntary or not, it was warranted unequivocally since he grievously compromised his position as director when he surrendered his integrity and judgment for a sexual escapade. Investigation into Gen. Petraeus dalliance has also revealed that his successor as U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Marine Corps Gen. John Allen, may also have had improper communications with a Tampa socialite volunteering as an unpaid social liaison between military leaders at MacDill AFB and Tampa Bay community leaders. Regrettably, the evolving Petraeus scandal is emblematic of an ethics decline among the ranks of our nations senior military leaders, as evidenced by a number of senior officers facing disciplinary action this year for misconduct. Gen. William Kip Ward was reduced in rank from four stars to three this past week after misusing government funds for lavish spending while in charge of U.S. Africa Command. Former deputy commander of the renowned 82nd Airborne Division in Afghanistan, Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair, is facing trial for allegations of adultery and sexual misconduct stemming from relationships with five women. And Col. James Johnson III, a former commander of the elite 173rd Airborne Brigade who was on track for flag rank, was dismissed from the Army, fined and reduced in rank after being convicted of bigamy and fraud related to an improper relationship with an Iraqi woman. This misconduct at the senior levels of the military can never be excused or rationalized as falling victim to human nature. As the guardians of our nation and its freedoms, senior military officers have a sacred duty to be leaders of character by living up to the ethical values of our military and nation. Accordingly, Defense Secretary Panettas recent directive for the services to review ethics training for officers with the aim of better fostering a culture of value-based decision-making and stewardship among senior officers and their staffs is welcome. The best fix for the current ethics decline, however, is for senior officers to lead by example by exercising the moral courage to never tolerate the easier wrong over the harder right for themselves or the men and women entrusted to their leadership.Citrus County ChronicleS UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Military leaders need moral strength Baseball: root, root, for the visitors Air power a national asset in modern conflicts Jim Clark Editor READER OPINIONS INVITED ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Youve let yourself be distracted from whats really important. But love finally gets your attention this week. However, it comes with a challenge that could create a problem. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Be careful not to bully others into following your lead. Best advice: Persuade, dont push, and youll get the cooperation you need to move forward with your plans. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Resist the urge to gloat now that youve proved your detractors wrong. Instead, charm them back into your circle. Remember: A former foe can become your best ally. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You might want to claim all the credit for making this holiday season special. But is it worth producing a lot of hurt feelings by rejecting offers of help? Think about it. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Ignore a co-workers questionable behavior. Instead, put your energy into making your own project special. Then sit back and purr over your well-deserved applause. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) You might not want to accept those suggested changes in your workplace. But dont chuck them out before you check them out. You could be happily surprised. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Your holiday planning might have to take a back seat for a bit so that you can handle a problem with a friend or family member. Your schedule resumes by the 8th. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Relationships in general benefit during the early part of the week, including in the workplace. Also expect some overdue changes in a personal situation. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Prudence should be your watchword this week. Best not to be too open about some of the things that are currently happening in your life. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Money is on your mind, so youd best mind how youre spending it. Take another look at that holiday budget and see where you can make adjustments. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Resolving to revive an old friendship could open some old wounds. Are you sure you want to risk that? Think this through before making a commitment. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Your need to know more about a new friend could lead to some startling revelations. Best advice: Keep an open mind about what you learn until all the facts are in. BORN THIS WEEK: Your loyalty to friends makes you a very special person to those whose lives youve touched. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Friday, November 30, 2012 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 22~ Friday, November 30, 2012 www.smcitizen.com TO ADVERTISECall854-3986 ADVER TISING can, they adopt out a horse if the new home is appropriate. Otherwise, the horse has a forever home on the farm. Some horse owners put down a foal whose legs are turned inward at birth. The Beckmans took in a foal like this and patiently helped straighten her legs using paint stirrers as splints. Shes now in great condition and runs free around the farm with her horse friends. Right now there are ten horses permanently living at the farm, including three generations of one family. It costs about $2,000.00 a month to feed them. If you like, you can make a donation directly to the feed store: Berrettini Feed Store, 13052 North Highway 27, Ocala Fl 34482. Their phone number is 352-629-1447 and you can reference Ocala Equine Rescue account. In addition to donations for food and medical care, they are also in need of: turnout blankets that the rescued racehorses must have for winter months, a horse trailer for transporting rescues, a flatbed trailer and building materials especially creosote boards for repairing fences. For more information please call 352-629-3156 or email info@ocalaequinerescue.org. Adoption NewsThe cats and kittens we featured in last months column still need forever homes. One kitten, Cody, was placed, but cats Pumpkin and Kitten, and kittens Coco and Panda are still available. Please give Arlene a call at 352-875-9761 to get to see them. The person who adopted Cody sent us a lovely note saying how well he has adjusted into their family that includes another cat. Thats due to the love, care and socialization all the cats and kittens receive from Arlene. A person from a local community still needs your help. Due to an illness, she can no longer care for her 14-yearold long hair Wilbur. Hes 13 lbs. of love and affection and is very lonely. Perhaps you can make wonderful companions for each other. If you can help out a neighbor, please call Sharyn at 305-229-3708 to meet him. We have a dog of the month from the Animal Center named Mimi for all you small breed lovers. This cutie is a 5-year-old Chihuahua mix and is a sturdy 8.6 pounds of love. She was sick when she arrived at the shelter, so she was fostered and nursed back to the peak of health and is now ready for her forever home. She gets along with men, women and children, as well as dogs and cats, although shes a bit scared of birds. Shes house and leash trained, with a preference for a harness leash. She likes to cuddle under the covers and will insist she sleep with you at night. Are you game enough for all this affection? Then please call the Animal Center at 352-671-8700 and reference ID A083141. Or you can visit the Center at 5701 S.E. 66th St., off Baseline Road. Adoption costs $40, which includes the spay/neuter fee, county licenses, vaccinations and microchip. Marion County Animal Center also wants you to know that they need foster families to take in young and sick animals until they are old enough or healthy enough to enter the shelter. This gives animals like Mimi a chance for a better life. If you would like to offer your services, please call 352671-8700.Pet Network Needs VolunteersPet Network is looking for volunteers to transport dogs to Petco in the Villages one Saturday morning a month for their adoption fair. The address is 600 S U.S. Highway 441, Lady Lake. If you can help out in this way, please call Mary at 352-5280270. Till next month remember: Pets are not our whole lives, but they make our lives whole. PAWSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 6 Alzheimers caregivers can join support group at Emeritus Ocala WestIf you are a caregiver of a loved one with Dementia or Alzheimers disease, or have been recently diagnosed with the disease, Emeritus Ocala West would like to invite you to our monthly support groups. In addition to peer support, the groups will also invite specialists in the field who can answer questions about Dementia and Alzheimers disease, its causes, how a diagnosis is made and current research, as well as coping mechanisms for caregivers. Emeritus Ocala West staff will be available to discuss our unique Join Their Journey Program. There is no cost to attend this group and everyone who is living with a friend or family member with Dementia or Alzheimers is encouraged to attend. Support groups are the second Tuesday of each month from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. or the last Thursday of every month from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Please contact Tanja Papa, Memory Care Director at 352-861-4444 for more information. Emeritus Ocala West is at 9070 S.W. 80th Ave., Ocala. animals owned in essence by the public trust and indispensable to ecosystem health just to protect privately held livestock, let alone spend millions of tax dollars doing it. Working directly with commercial operators and state and local governments, Wildlife Services uses a combination of lethal control methods, like trapping, aerial gunning, poisoning, and denning (killing young in their dens), and some non-lethal control methods, reports the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). But driven by narrow agricultural interests, these predator control activities often ignore the greater public need for a healthy environment, fiscal responsibility, and safe public lands. NRDC cites USDA statistics showing that most livestock losses result from weather, disease, illness and birthing problemsnot predation. They also argue that the lethal methods employed by Wildlife Services have led to dozens of human and pet injuries and deaths and degrade ecosystems that rely on healthy predator populations to function. Also the two most commonly used poisons, Compound 1080 and sodium cyanide, go beyond killing animals and wreak havoc on entire ecosystems. Predator Defense, another group committed to ending federal predator control efforts, says that it is important to maintain healthy populations of the very predators Wildlife Services works to kill. When, for instance, predators are around to keep deer and elk populations in check, more and varied kinds of plants are given space and time to grow, in turn preserving and creating habitat for many different species. Wildlife Services predator control work cries out for reform, says NRDC. The group recommends bringing more transparency to the process so the public can assess how tax dollars are being used; taking a more scientific approach instead of centering the program around the demands of commercial interests; holding the program to higher environmental standards; ending the cruelest, most hazardous and environmentally harmful killing methods; and requiring non-lethal methods when possible. There has been no decisive legislation to stop predator control efforts, but a bill introduced into the House by California Republican John Campbell III calls for amending the Toxic Substances Control Act to prohibit the use of Compound 1080 and sodium cyanide for predator control. The bill (H.R. 4214) was referred to committee and may or may not see a floor vote this year.CONTACTS: NRDC, www.nrdc.org; Predator Defense, www.predatordefense.org; H.R. 4214, www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/112/hr421 4. 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Friday, November 30, 2012 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com 6~ Friday, November 30, 2012 www.smcitizen.com It was wonderful to see all the new faces at last months SPCA meeting. A number of people came as guests and some joined our organization. Our new meeting room at the Bank of Ozarks in Friendship Center on State Road 200 is easy to get to from all our neighboring communities. We have members from Oak Run, Palm Cay and Country Meadows, just to name a few, so if youve been fence sitting, please join us. You wont feel out of place youll have other new people to keep you company and you can make new friends. In lieu of our next regular meeting, we will have our holiday luncheon at Royal Oaks Country Club in Oak Run on Thursday, Dec. 20 at noon. Anyone wishing to send us a donation or a letter by mail should note that we have a new mailing address. Please send your correspondence to: SPCA of Marion County, 11100 S.W. 93rd Court Road, Suite 10-115, Ocala FL 34481. Our phone number remains the same at 352-3620985 if you have any questions or need our help. At our last meeting, SPCA president Beverly held our rapt attention discussing SPCA business until the pitter patter of little feet could be heard just outside our room. Those happy feet belong to Patriot Service Dogs Bonnie, a young Golden Retriever, and Theo, a standard Poodle puppy. Accompanied by their coordinator Julie, the dogs greeted everyone in the room with nuzzles and kisses and then settled at her side. The Patriot Service Dogs Program trains service dogs for disabled military servicemen and women who suffer primarily from mobility issues, loss of a limb, and/or post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The dogs undergo 18 months of training at Lowell Correctional Institution where the women inmates provide the bulk of their training. The dogs learn such tasks as turning on a light switch, retrieving keys and remotes, pushing handicapped buttons to open doors, and settling a veteran with PTSD before an attack. In order for Patriot Service Dogs to provide a dog to a disabled veteran at no cost, dogs need to be sponsored by an individual, family, organization, or business. It costs $2,500 to sponsor a Patriot Dog. The SPCA sponsors Bonnie, the beautiful Golden Retriever. To get them used to big crowds, the program has taken the dogs to Disney World, where it was unanimously decided that their favorite characters were Goofy and Pluto. Since the dogs also need to learn about life outside of prison, the program needs weekend raisers to love the dogs and take them out and about to the movies, grocery shopping, restaurants, etc, and to get them used to a regular home. Two SPCA members are weekend raisers for Bonnie and Theo. This involves taking the dogs every other weekend and including them in all your activities, including travel. Patriot Services Dogs needs a weekend raiser for Abbey, the lovely Black Lab pictured here. The program provides all the necessary food and equipment to you all you have to provide is your time. If you would like to become a weekend raiser for Abbey, please email Julie at Julie@patriotervicedogs.o rg. You may also email her if you can sponsor a dog, or can donate. They can also use pet store gift cards to purchase food, training treats and toys. You can also visit their website patriotservicedogs.org. Patriot Service Dogs also partners with the Humane Society of Marion County WOOF program. This program, which stands for Women Offering Obedience and Friendship, has the women of Lowell Correctional Institution training some of the shelter dogs that need extra obedience, leash walking, and good manners training. Its an eight week program and all but one of the graduates has been placed in a forever home so far. Right now, a handful of bouncy Jack Russells are getting the benefit of this extra TLC. Ocala Equine Rescue Needs Your HelpMany of us moved to Ocala because of the beautiful horse farms and rolling hills that dot the countryside. Riding by in our cars, the horses lift our spirits as we see them grazing in a field, or notice a new mother nuzzling her foal. But the economic downturn these past few years has hit the Ocala equine community especially hard, leaving horses to starve or to not receive adequate medical care. Racehorses, when their most profitable days are behind them, are often sent to the slaughterhouse. When New Mexico transplants Jennifer and Howard Beckman bought a 40 acre farm in northwest Ocala in 2009, they came with three rescued horses, four rescued dogs, and geese and ducks in tow. They tried to intervene by providing food to starving horses and by alerting authorities of neglect. But one extreme case changed their plans for the farm when they helped rescue seven horses and four buffalo left to starve to death on a deserted farm. They went to investigate when they saw vultures circling the area. For some of the buffalo it was too late. Jennifer and Howard pledged to use their farm for equine rescue and Ocala Equine Rescue was formed. Last month, about 20 people attended an open house there. Heres a picture of a woman from that group patting one of the beautiful rescues, which is healing for both parties. The Beckmans philosophy is to be kind, patient and gentle with all living creatures. At the open house, you could see the rapport they have with their horses. When they SPCA news and Patriot Service Dogs PAWS AND CLAWS M DMaria Devine This is Abbey. This is Coco. This is Mimi. Equine Rescue needs your help. 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Friday, November 30, 2012 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 24~ Friday, November 30, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Friday, Dec. 7 Treasures, Crafts two-day showThe Womans Club of Dunnellon will be sponsoring a very different and creative event to welcome in the Holiday Season. The Unique Treasures and Gifts Show will be held on Friday, Dec .7 and Sat. Dec. 8 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Womans Club building located at 11758 Cedar St., Dunnellon. The show will feature varied treasures and gifts available from many vendors including: jewelry, floral arrangements, candles, pottery, wood carvings, purses, gift cards, photography, art, painted gourds, cypress knee Santas, and much more. Many types of food will also be represented including:Amish jams and jellies, produce, barbecue sauces, and designer cakes. Mini facials and chair massages will ease the stress of holiday preparing. Biscuits, sausage gravy, and jellies will be available for breakfast as well as hot dogs, chips and drinks for lunch. Celebrate the season with this very unique show. For directions/questions please call Pat at 352-489-6708.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. Join Santa for breakfastJoin Santa for pancakes on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church. There will be games, giveaways, and cookie decorating! Fun for the whole family! For more information call 352-237-2233 or visit ourredeemerocala.org.Scandinavian Club of Marion CountyThe 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.Holiday cookie saleThe United Methodist Women of Ocala West United Methodist Church are having a holiday cookie sale from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8. At the same time the United Methodist Men will offer their monthly all you can eat breakfast. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St.Tuesday, Dec. 11 Womans Club to meetThe GFWC Womans Club of Ocala will meet Tuesday, Dec. 11, at the Elks Club and Lodge, 702 N.E. 25th Ave., Ocala, at 11:45 a.m. for lunch, a program, and a business meeting. The speaker will be Gloria James, whose topic is Every Little Miracle. There will be a special presentation of General Federation of Womens Clubs 50 year membership pins to five of the clubs members. For luncheon reservations please call Mary at 352-347-3975 by Thursday, Dec. 6. For general information about the club please call Patti at 352-351-2708.Saturday, Dec. 15 Church offers Christmas dinnerMembers of the Pentecostal Trinity Church in Florida Highlands will host a Christmas dinner on Dec. 15. A hayride at 5 p.m. is followed by the dinner at 6 p.m. The church is at 9987 S.W. 155th St., in Florida Highlands.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. Health fair at JasmineA health fair will take place Saturday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Jasmine South, 7668 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. All proceeds will be donated to Kimberlys Center for Child Protection. There will be items raffled off periodically, with the grand prize drawing at 1:30 p.m. The public is invited. The event is hosted by ChiropracticUSA. IHOP offers free pancakesBatter up, breakfast lovers! IHOP, one of Americas most popular family-friendly restaurants, known for everything you love about breakfast, will once again invite guests to enjoy free pancakes during National Pancake Day on Feb. 5, 2013, while celebrating Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals 30th Anniversary. On this day, the restaurant chain hopes to raise $3 million as the first national fundraising campaign to kick off the year for Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals. During National Pancake Day, the companys largest philanthropic event of the year, more than 1,500 IHOP restaurants across the country will invite guests to enjoy a complimentary stack of IHOPs signature delicious buttermilk pancakes from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Guests will be encouraged to make a voluntary contribution to the local Childrens Miracle Network Hospital or other local charities. One hundred percent of the donations will help local charities provide vital equipment, life-saving procedures and critical care for sick and injured children. This will mark the eighth year that IHOP has held National Pancake Day, which to date has raised more than $10 million dollars for Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals and other local charities. In 2012 alone, IHOP raised more than $3 million. Millions of free pancakes served on National Pancake Day mean millions of miracles for those in need, said Julia Stewart, Interim President, IHOP and CEO of the parent company, DineEquity, Inc. The concept is simple, but our mission is ambitious; to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible through Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals. For the past eight years, it has been a pleasure and a privilege for all of us at IHOP to participate in this worthy event, and each year our guests have proved to be incredibly generous, helping us not only reach but surpass our goal. 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Friday, Nov. 30 Farmers market extendedNeed an extra helping of goods for your holiday gatherings? Marion Countys Health Happens Farmers Market may be able to help. The farmers market is extending its weekly serving of local goods through Dec. 14. From noon-6 p.m. on scheduled Fridays, shop for fresh produce, seafood, specialty breads, gluten-free products, gourmet dog treats, plants and more from local vendors. The farmers market is located on the McPherson Governmental Complex field (601 S.E. 25th Ave., Ocala). An initiative born out of the countys Health Happens employee wellness program, the Marion County Health Happens Farmers Market is funded through Florida Blue. Free HIV tests todayThe Marion County Health Department is offering free rapid HIV tests 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, Nov. 30, in support of World AIDS Day. World AIDS Day is a global initiative to encourage countries and communities to take a stand against HIV and AIDS. This day is an opportunity for public and private partners to spread awareness about the status of the pandemic and encourage progress in prevention, treatment and care for HIV and AIDS around the world. Florida ranks third in the nation in the number of AIDS cases. At the end of 2010, 95,335 adults in Florida were living with HIV/AIDS. Marion County is not immune to the epidemic. There were 39 AIDS cases in the county in 2011, more than double the 2010 rate. There were 11 AIDS deaths in Marion County in 2011. During the Nov. 30 free testing event, the Marion County Health Department will use a rapid test that uses a small blood sample from a finger prick and provides results in 15 minutes. All tests are free and no Health Department clinic card is required. Results are confidential. Other HIV testing is also available free of charge, using a mouth swab or larger blood samples. For information on HIV testing call the Marion County Health Department at 352-629-0137, ext. 2061.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.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. She does her presentations of a variety of women in the bible for womens groups, church services, conventions and other appropriate meetings. Information about Gerri Smith can be obtained by calling the Joy Lutheran Church office at 352-854-4509.Sunday, Dec. 2 German American Club dinnerThe German American Club of Marion County will host a Christmas Dinner Dance on Sunday, Dec. 2, from noon to 6 p.m., at the Marion Oaks Community Center. A catered ham dinner will be served. Music will be provided by Europa. Ticket prices will be $12 per member or $17 per non-member. Formal attire is requested. Contact Joe or Liz Dickmann at 352-732-6386 for tickets.Cuve Wine and Bistro 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 delectable wines from all over the world served in only the way Cuve offers. 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.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 352-8542677 or Mary Jane at 352-726-6882 by Tuesday Nov. 27.Food drive on downtown squareThe Salvation Army will hold a drive through drop-off food drive on Monday, Dec. 3, from 7 to 11 a.m. at the Ocala Downtown Square. Canned and dried food items and turkeys are urgently needed to help fill our Christmas community food cupboards. For info, call 352-629-2004.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.Friday, November 30, 2012 ~ 25 www.smcitizen.com 4~ Friday, November 30, 2012 www.smcitizen.com SOUTH MARION Citizen The South Marion Citizen is a free community newspaper covering news of communities in southwest Marion County including Oak Run, Pine Run, Palm Cay, On Top of the World, Kingsland Country Estates, Countryside Farms, Marion Landing, Majestic Oaks, Hidden Lake, Woods and Meadows Estates, Paddock Farms, Saddle Oak Club, Deer Creek, Cherrywood Estates, Hardwood Trails, Candler Hills, Country Oaks, and Harvest Meadows, among others. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Citizen: If your community is listed above and the Citizen is not delivered to your home and you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 200 Corridor, call 854-3986CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. 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All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Member of the Community Papers of Florida Community calendar Master the Possibilities lists open registration dateMaster the Possibilities Education Center in Ocala is set to begin their 8th year of providing active adults lifelong learning opportunities. The Winter/Spring catalog will be available online on Monday, December 17 and will offer courses from January to May 2013. This catalog will feature over 500 choices of classes and presentations given by over 100 highly qualified and credentialed instructors. Categories include academic, health and wellness, computer training and a strong art component being offered monthly. All of these courses and programs are OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. In 2012, the center for lifelong learning finished with over 22,000 enrollments for the first time ever! Along with this achievement, Master the Possibilities was featured in the nationally distributed magazine, Where to Retire as a stunning success in their May/June issue. The 24/7 registration for the 2013 Winter/Spring session will begin online at www.masterthepossibilities.com or by calling 352-854-3699 on December 17th. The printed catalog can be picked up at Master the Possibilities and the Freedom Library. The Education Center is located at 8415 SW 80th St, Ocala in Circle Square Commons. TALLAHASSEE The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) and the Florida Chapters of the American Red Cross announce the 2013 Severe Weather Awareness Week. This annual public awareness campaign provides an opportunity for teachers to educate students on the importance of being prepared in the event of severe weather. The 2013 Severe Weather Awareness Week in Florida will be Monday, February 11, through Friday, February 15, 2013. "In the 13th year of the program, the Florida Severe Weather Awareness Week is a reminder of the importance of preparedness year-round for all Floridians, said FDEM Director Bryan W. Koon. The partnership between the Division and the American Red Cross Chapters throughout Florida is the perfect opportunity to promote a culture of preparedness across Florida. When you educate students on preparedness they get excited and share with their families and they grow up to be prepared. Severe Weather Awareness Week includes a poster contest for Floridas elementary school students and a video public service announcement (PSA) contest for Floridas middle and high school students. This year, the poster contest will include seven winners selected from across the state. One winner each from middle and high school will be selected for the video PSA contest. We are delighted to have a continuing partnership with the Division of Emergency Management on the annual poster contest, said Katie Sherk, of the American Red Cross. Its an inspiring outreach effort that is especially rewarding when we receive the students entries. It really does get our youth engaged in disaster preparedness in a way that is helping to build a culture of preparedness in Florida. Annual Poster Contest The poster contest to open to all elementary school students in Floridas including private and charter schools and those enrolled in home-school programs. Posters should feature what severe weather in Florida means to the student. Poster submissions must be postmarked by January 18, 2013 and sent to the Capitol Area Chapter of the Red Cross in Tallahassee. Winners for the contest will be announced Friday, February 1. Details on the contest can be found at www.FloridaDisaster.org/swaw. Annual Video PSA Contest The video PSA contest is open to all Florida middle and high school students, including private and charter schools and those enrolled in home-school programs. Entries should be a 30-second public service announcement (PSA) that incorporates a safety or preparedness message relating to the following Know Your Zone topics: Flood Zone, Evacuation Zone, or Storm Surge Zone. The winning video will be professionally re-produced for broadcast use by the Division of Emergency Management in their statewide public awareness campaign. Final digital videos should be submitted via the FDEM Video Portal at www.KidsGetAPlan.com. All entries must be uploaded by Jan. 18. Winning entries will be announced Friday, Feb. 1. For poster and video PSA contest rules and topic information, go to www.FloridaDisaster.org/SWAW or www.KidsGetAPlan.com. Contests for Severe Weather Awareness Week Fish, Wildlife to hold two webinars in DecemberThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is hosting two webinars in December to gather public testimony and input on the potential creation of saltwater game fish and sport fish designations. The online meetings are from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 10 and 12. To participate in a webinar, visit http://fwc.adobeconnect.com/mfm/ at the start of each meeting. The designation issue will also be a topic of discussion at the Commissions Dec. 5 meeting in Apalachicola. Reasons for considering these changes include helping highlight and protect some of Floridas premier recreational fish and encouraging anglers to practice voluntary conservation practices such as catch-andrelease. If adopted, these changes could lead to healthier fish populations and help Florida market its unique fishing opportunities to residents and visitors. Suggested parameters for game fish include no commercial harvest, possession or sale; fish could be targeted only with hook and line; and captain and crew of for-hire vessels such as charter boats would have a bag limit of zero and would not be allowed to take fish home for themselves. The sport fish designation would offer a higher level of protection than game fish by making selected species catch-and-release only, including no recreational harvest as well as no commercial harvest, possession or sale. Sport fish could also be targeted by hook and line only. If game fish and sport fish designations are approved, staff will return to future meetings with suggestions for potential fish species candidates. To learn more about the webinar, visit MyFWC.com/Fishing and click on Saltwater Fishing, Rulemaking and Workshops. For those without computers, voice-only access is available. For questions about webinar access, please contact Carly Canion at 850-617-9627 or Carly.Canion@MyFWC.com. 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Kingdom of the Sun 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 6249291 or visit our website at http://kingdomofthesunband.org.College Road BaptistCollege Road Baptist Church invites you to The Splendor of Christmas presented by the worship choir. There will be three performances: Friday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9 at 3 p.m. College Road Baptist Church is located at 5010 S.W. College Road, 1.7 miles west of I-75 on State Road 200. First CongregationalThe Womens Fellowship at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 7171 S.W. State Road 200, will present a Christmas program on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 10:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary. There will me music, a humorous look at the Twelve Days of Christmas, an old fashioned story from our childhood, and a Carol Sing. The public is invited to attend. For more information call 352-5094218.Friendship BaptistThe Friendship Baptist Church Choir will be presenting, Ill Be Home For Christmas, Sunday evening, Dec. 2 at 6 p.m. Come early to get a good seat.Master Choir 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.Symphony, Youth SymphonyFor 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 352-8736738.Trinity Lutheran ChurchA Holiday treat of musical performances is set at Trinity Lutheran Church on Dec. 9 at 3 p.m. Music will be offered by the Gainesville Harmony Show Chorus, the On Edge Quartet, The Clique Quartet and The Jazzed. Tickets are $8 each. Organizers describe the concert as a perfect holiday treat. Trinity Lutheran is at 4001 N.E. 25th Ave., Ocala. Youth Symphony The 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. Our RedeemerA Christmas concert will take place at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Sunday, Dec. 2, and 3 p.m. Featured will be both traditional and contemporary songs. Light refreshments will be served in the Fellowship Center afterward. For further information call 352-237-2233. sistant pastor Rev. Vicky Woods, invite all women of goodwill to share both food and traditions from their religious and cultural backgrounds during this Interfaith event which takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1009 N.E. 28th Ave. We honor all paths to God as we strive to be better stewards of the earth, and help bring peace and harmony to the world. Please come and join us in joyful community with our friend and neighbors in beautiful Marion county during this special season of the year. Rev. Peggy said. Following this luncheon the Bahais of Belleview will show a film at the nearby Ocala Main Library at 2 p.m. The 30-minute DVD is about the inability of Bahais in Iran to obtain a higher education.. Please email TIAofMarioncountyFL@gmail.com or telephone 352/873-9970 for more information about the luncheon. Joann Bennett 352-693-4482, is the contact for the Bahais. Friday, November 30, 2012 ~ 3 www.smcitizen.com 26~ Friday, November 30, 2012 www.smcitizen.com ner/dance to view real time festivities in our nations capital. Only 300 tickets are available at $50 per person. Please visit www.MarionDems.org or telephone 352402-9494 for more information. OFFICERSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 WOMENCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Christmas concerts Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com Im reaching my full retirement age and thinking about retiring in early 2013. When is the best time of year to apply for Social Security benefits? If you are planning to retire in early 2013, you can apply now. You can apply as early as four months prior to when you want your monthly benefits to begin. To apply, just go to www.socialsecurity.gov/applytoretire. 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Social Security Questions and Answers A WAdon Williams BY CHRIS VAN ORMER Citrus County ChronicleFor 12 years, whooping cranes have hailed the holiday season, with many county residents getting out to witness an early morning flyover of the leggy, red-crowned birds. This year, however, like a lot of Florida visitors, the cranes are not flying this far south. Five of the endangered birds arrived Friday at St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge in Wakulla County, which will be their wintering grounds. The cranes have landed and are expected to stay for the season. A spokesperson for Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership stated: One advantage we see is it will shorten our migration by a couple of hundred miles and an unknown number of days. The downside is we will not be able to do a flyover at Dunnellon-Marion County Airport as we have in the past Crane fans or craniacs in the area wont get a glimpse of this years flock unless they travel north to the Florida Panhandle refuge. Operation Migration usually divided its flock between St. Marks and Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge near Crystal River to reduce the chance of a mass loss through bad weather or predation. But this year, the flock was too small to split, so all cranes will stay at St. Marks. This is the earliest the birds have arrived at St. Marks, and we are thrilled to have them here so soon, said Terry Peacock, refuge manager at St. Marks. I was in the blind at the pen site to watch the birds arrive. I just have to say that it never gets old watching the birds come to the refuge. It was as touching this time as it was the first time. These cranes are the 12th group to be guided by ultralight aircraft from central Wisconsin to the Gulf Coast of Florida. Operation Migration announced it would maintain its Chassahowitzka facilities in preparation for next year. 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Friday, November 30, 2012 ~ 27 www.smcitizen.com 2~ Friday, November 30, 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 Accepted1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 10WORDS$8.20+44AWORD(IncludesOnline)=TOTALFor 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 CLASSIFIEDADSMC_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 T OYOT AAuto Trans, PW, PL, CD T130050 $ 14,995 or LEASE for$ 159MSRP $17,800 CLEARANCE SAVINGS 2,805 36 MPG COROLL A Lease for$ 219 mo.0% for 48 mos. or Lease for $ 189 mo.2012 TOYOTATHON CLOSEOUT!2012 CAR OF THE YEAR BEST GREEN CARAT VILLAGE TOYOTA 0% for 60 mos. or Remaining 2012s In Stock0% for 60 mos. or 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! General Help *CALLNOW*Looking to fill immediate positions in the CUST OMER RELA TIONS DEPT Training, 401(k), Medical. No Exp. Necessary. Call Michelle 352-436-4460 DRIVERS:All Miles PAID (Loaded & Empty)! Home on the weekends! Running Class-A CDL Flatbed. Lease to Own-No Money DownCALL: 888-880-5916 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 Gara ge/ Y ard Sales MARION OAKSFri. 30 & Sat. Dec. 1 9am-2pm HUGE SALE 14877 SW 43rd Ct. General RPM RECORDS. Country,classical, popular artists& Boxed sets. New cond. $1 ea 352-854-0742 2 BLACK VEL VET Craf t s Masters Paint by Number Framed. S p anish Soldiers 1960 s $40 ea 352-854-0742 4 PVC AGILITY JUMPS for dogs. New Color t aupe. 2 rails. $25 each 352-854-0742 6 GORHAM CURRIER & Ives xmas Bells. 1977-82 in boxes. $10 ea 352-854-0742 50 VINT AGE 1960 PLASTIC XMAS TREE ORNAMENTS, Lanterns, bells, round, etc. $30 352-854-0742 2BRASS RECORD RACKS. Each holds 40 records. $20 for both! 352-854-0742 BOA T FENDERS 18 inch white new $3ea 352-854-0742 BRUNSWICK BOWLING BALL10.4 LB $5. 352-854-0742 CHRISTMAS RECORDS (15) RPM 1954-83. Country,classical, popular artists, orchestra exc. cond $1ea 352-854-0742 CRAFT MASTERS PAINTBYNUMBERS Woods & Deer set (3) Framed $40. 352-854-0742 ELECTRIC FIRE LOGS 1930S $25. 352-854-0742 General FUNKS & W AGNALL S 1973 encyclopedia complete set. Includes bookcase new cond. $45. 352-854-0742 LIFE VEST Stearns. New. adjustable comfortable w/zip front. $30. 352-854-0742 SINGER SEWING MACHINE Cabinet model. Recently Svc. $25. 352-854-0742 VINT AGE 1959 CROSMAN 150. 22 cal Pellet gun.EXC. COND. $75 OBO 352-854-0742 VINT AGE 1960 Haminex Electronic TV V ideo Game. New cond. $25 352-854-0742 Musical Instruments BUYINGGuit ars, 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 P ets DOG SITTER /W ALKER Sit and walk with your dog with love and care.Any time.In your house or ours 24/7.Experience 22 years.Call please to Dave,T ania. 352-236-5746 home, 207-420-7170 or 207-951-5767 cell. M obile Homes F or Sale B AD CREDIT RENT -T O-O WN. 13th Street homes of Alachua, FL. No w has land/home pkg s Ready to mo v e in NO W! Call 386-418-0424 Rent al Houses DUNNELLONRainbow S prings CC Est, 3/2/2, immediate occup ancy $825. 352-494-3551 or 727-873-6840 PUBLISHERS NOTICE:All real est ate advertising in this newsp aper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limit ation or discrimination based on race, color religion, sex, handicap, familial st atus or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limit ation or discrimination. Familial st atus includes children under the age of 18 living with p arent s or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newsp aper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real est ate which is in violation of the law Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newsp aper are available on an equal opportunity basis. T o complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing imp aired is 1-800-927-9275. Citrus Hills Homes Forest Ridge V illages Updated, move in ready 2/2/2, Private lot 352-746-0002 Marion Count y Homes On T op of the W orld 3/2/2 Franklin II model CBS home. 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Call (352) 422-0360 FORD2005, Five Hundr ed LMT, 40K miles, leather V6 $9,980Call 352-302-3704 FORD2006 Focus ZXW SE 4DR, WGN. 85k miles $5,800 obo (352) 978-3571 HONDA2011 CR V LX, 19K miles, likenew, 4 Cyl. $19,950 $19,950Call 352-232-1481 KIA2008 Sedona LX, 76k miles, Super Nice!!!, $9,800. obo Call 352-302-3704 TOYOT A2004, Camry LE V6, 64K miles Super Clean $9,800. obo Call (352) 978-3571 TOYOT A2007, Y aris, 59K miles, 2 DR, H/B $8,800. Call 352-422-0360 Cla ssic V ehicles AUTO SW AP/ Corral CAR SHOW Sumter County Fairgrounds SUMTER SW AP MEETS SUN. DEC, 2, 2012 1-800-438-8559 T rucks TOYOT A2004, 4 Runner Sport 2WD, 94K mi, Leather $12,800. oboCall 352-978-3571 4x4s JEEP2004, W rangler X 4WD, Only 57K miles, Har d T op $13,800.Call 352-422-03601 Care F or the Elderly MOBILE HAIR CAREFULL SER VICE IN YOUR HOME LICENSED BEAUTICIAN/CNA WILL SER VICE THE HOME BOUND AND ELDERL Y CALL CA THY (352) 237-3347 Employment Services RN A V AILABLE Private home carecompanion 352-693-4873 Handyman StevesHandymanService(352) 854-4927000D9MV Marions Most Wanted Rodney Leverne Carter Jr., 20, felony warrant burglary of a dwelling, grand theft. Latasha Ann Duncan, 30, felony warrant grand theft and dealing in stolen property. Jessica R. Hager, 24, felonoy bench warrant failure to appear pre-trial conference organized fraud. Christopher Eugene Sheddan, 29, felony bench warrant failure to appear change of plea driving while license revoked as habitual offender. Eugene Turner Jr., 29, felony warrant sale of cocaine, possession of cocaine intent to sell, criminal mischief, grand theft, unlawful use of two-way communications device. David Robert Valdez, 27, felony bench warrant failure to appear pretrial conference felony littering. A Hernando man was accused of DUI, driving while license suspended and no motor vehicle registraton after he was stopped while driving a four-wheeler that he had been told not to drive. James A. Glass, 54, of East Nebraska Lane, was spoken to and told because of his condition he was not to drive. He allegedly told the deputy that he would wait for his girlfriend to pick him up. Later, a call came out for investigation of the four wheeler being driven near County Road 484 and State Road 200. He was spotted by a sheriffs volunteer and the location was called in and a deputy responded to the convenience store at that intersection. He could not perform field sobriety tests because of his condition, according to the report, and was taken to jail, where he refused to give a sample of his breath. In Oak Run, deputies received a complaint of a white van that was not staying in a single lan. A deputy stopped the van and found Michelle Kiernan, 41, of Floral City was the operator. After failing the field sobriety test, she was taken to jail. Her breath registered no alcohol, but a passenger in the vehicle told the deputy that she felt the driver was on something. Kiernan refused to supply a urine sample to be tested for a controlled substance. Recent arrests Community Legal Services of Mid-Floridas (CLSMF) Veterans Advocacy project attorney, Christie Bhageloe, won disability benefits for a Vietnam veteran client following a successful appeal to the Board of Veterans' Appeals. Larry Hunt served in the Vietnam War forty years ago as an intelligence officer and was repeatedly exposed to enemy fire on his missions into enemy territory. Mr. Hunt was ultimately diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and sought VA benefits, but was only granted partial compensation despite being unable to work. Christie and CLSMF began assisting Larry Hunt in 2010 in an appeal of his claim for full disability after the Department of Veterans Affairs decision that again denied full benefits. A significant challenge in the appeal was addressing the veteran's reluctance to talk about his traumatic experiences. Unfortunately, the long VA appeals process results in multiple medical exams and hearings which can trigger anxiety and panic attacks in veterans suffering from PTSD. Ms. Bhageloe and her assistant, Kathy Miner, made a packet with a case summary and relevant medical records for Mr. Hunt to take with him to his most recent VA exam so that he would not have to recount his entire history for a new doctor. In September, shortly after his VA exam, the veteran was notified that he would receive 100% VA disability compensation benefits as a result of his successful appeal. For more information about our Veterans Advocacy Project, contact Christie Bhageloe at (407) 504-2838 or email veterans@clsmf.org Vietnam veteran wins disability compensation Once a Marine, always a MarineThe Marine Corps League Ocala West Detachment invites Marines to join. The group meets on the first Tuesday of each month at Angela Santos VFW at 1900 hours. For further information contact Commandant Don Eckerdt at 732-0523 or 620-4055. Former FMF Corpsmen are welcome to join, and the league accepts associate members (non-Marines). Recycling helps hospitalized children You can help the children at the Shriners Childrens Hospital in Tampa just by recycling your newspapers and magazines. Please recycle your papers and magazines just drop them off at the canteen in VFW Post 4781, 9401 S.W. 110th St., across from the entrance to Oak Run. They will be picked up every Wednesday. We thank you for helping. Read the classifieds 8441 SW SR 200 Ste 101 Friendship Ctr. P A T & RICH LAUGEN, Gemologist, AJP Goldsmith Savings Up T o 50% OFF Huge Storewide Savings Free Gift Wrap Thanks For Shopping Local 237-2240 Mon-Fri 9-5 Sat 9-1 Fine Jewelry & Watches Gem Gal leria Gem Gal leria Jewelers Jewelers 000DD4C 8441 SW Hw y 200, #105 Ocala (Fr iendship Center / Winn Dixie Plaza) For Car r y out Call: 352-671-9888 NO W OPEN 6am-3pm 7 Days A Week Look ing For w ard T o Ser ving Y ou A t Our 3 Locations: In Front Of On T op Of The W orld Friendship Plaza Next T o Gem Galleria Jewelers F RIENDSHIP B ARBERS 6-5 Mon.-Fri 7-12 Saturday Dont f or g et y our holida y g i f t c er t i ficat e s! 352-854-2111 Ma g ic T ouch Sa lon 8441 SW HW Y 200 Locat e d i n t he F riendsh ip Cen t er 7578 SE Mar icamp Rd. Ocala (In t he Shor es Publix Plaza) For Car r y Out Call: 352-687-0158 3375 East Silv er Spr ings Blv d. (Across t he st r eet from 40 East Publix) For Car r y Out Call: 352-351-5632 For More Info. 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BRIEFS INDEX Cherrywood......................13 Classified.............................27 Oak Run...............................19 OTOW...................................18 Out to Pastor........................9 Opinion..................................8 Paws and Claws..................6 Pun Alley.............................18 Puzzles.................................21 Social Security..................26CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & BusinessesFRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2012 VOLUME 18 NUMBER 27 www.smcitizen.com28~ Friday, November 30, 2012 www.smcitizen.com BY JIM CLARK EditorThe State Road 200 Coalition recently heard all about West Marion Community Hospital and other Ocala Health System ventures from Ginger Carroll, CEO of the hospital. She told the small gathering that youre well covered by the hospital and facilities, describing all the services that the privately owned hospital offers. She noted how the hospitals, including Ocala Regional Medical Center, were investing to develop a trauma center that would serve Marion, Citrus and Hernando counties. Were pretty excited about that, she offered. Like all hospitals, she said the facilities are concerned about what happens down the road with new health care rules, but conceded, Theres not going to be any new-found money in health care. Its just going to be shuffled around. Ocala Health Systems entities include ORMC downtown, West Marion on State Road 200, and Advanced Imaging Centers, Family Care Specialists, Ocala Health Neurology, Ocala Health Surgical Group and Wound Care and Hyperbaric Therapy. The Health System team includes 1,694 employees, 354 physicians and 198 volunteers. Statistics from 2011 show 153,066 patients treated, 15,306 admission, 70,219 emergency visits, 26,497 Medicaid patients treated and 19,850 indigent patients treated. The hospitals paid more than $5.5 million in taxes. Specialty services include cardiovascular, neurosciences, oncology and orthopedics. There is also a new One Step Transfer Center which provides streamlined communication between hospitals in Georgia, North Florida and part of South Carolina. It allows for more efficient patient transfers. The Coalition meets the second Monday of every month in Building 300 at TimberRidge at 1 p.m. The meeting on Dec. 10 will be the groups Christmas party. Health System facts West Marions CEO addresses Coalition PHOTO BY JIM CLARKGinger Carroll looks up at one of the slides she used during her presentation. PHOTO BY RON RATNERNo spacesFinding a parking space at the Paddock Mall on Black Friday morning was not an easy thing. Cars filled the shopping center as customers searched for holiday bargains. Cherrywood ThanksgivingThis was how some folks at Cherrywood Estates celebrated Thanksgiving. The column starts on Page 13. Democrats to elect officersMarion County Democrats will elect new officers when they meet Monday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m. at party headquarters, 601 S.W. First Ave., downtown Ocala. All registered Democrats are invited to attend. Other business includes planning for the Monday, Dec. 17, potluck holiday party at headquarters. Attendees will have the opportunity to support a local family in dire need by contributing to an angel tree. Tickets are now available for the Marion County Inaugural Ball which takes place Monday, Jan. 21, at the Ocala Hilton when the nation comes together on the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday to celebrate the re-election of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. Big screens will allow participants at the dinPLEASESEEOFFICERS, PAGE13 Interfaith Women mark diverse eventsChristmas, Hannukah and Kwanzaa are among the best known religious celebrations which take place during the month of December. But women who attend the Dec. 12 womens gathering, one of a series of potluck luncheons regularly sponsored by The Interfaith Alliance of Marion County, will learn that Buddhists, Pagans and Zoroastrians are among many others who also observe sacred holidays during this month in which Mayan and Hopi legends portend major transformative events in human history beginning on the Solstice. TIA board member Rev. Peggy Hostetler, pastor of the Oakbrook Center for Spiritual Living, and asPLEASESEEWOMEN, PAGE3 Did you donate to Toys for Tots?A rather nice item was left outside the South Marion Office this week, which we presume was meant for Toys for Tots. However, we would like confirmation of this, so we request that the donor call us at 352-854-3986 and identify the item. Thanks for your cooperation. Ribbon-cutting set for new bridge Dec. 6A ribbon-cutting ceremony has been announced by the Marion County Engineer for the new Southwest 42nd Street Flyover Project at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6. The overpass is an extension of the 31st Street Extension, renamed the Osceola Parkway. Traffic reaches the bridge by going west on 42nd Street at 27th Avenue by Trinity Catholic High School, or by going east off State Road 200. The ribbon-cutting is tentatively scheduled for the east side of the bridge. Hog hunts at HalpataThe Southwest Florida Water Management Districts Hlpata Tastanaki Preserve will be temporarily closed to the public for wild hog hunts Dec. 4-6. Only permitted hunters will be allowed on the property during these dates. All of the permits for these hunts have been sold. Hlpata Tastanaki Preserve is approximately six miles east of Dunnellon, south of the Dunnellon Municipal Airport. Public access is located off County Road 484. This activity is one of a series of wild hog hunts being held on District lands in an effort to control the damage being caused to the natural habitats. The district only allows hogs to be controlled through hunts when the damage they cause exceeds unacceptable levels, and damage is occurring more frequently and with increasing severity. 000D847