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Title: South Marion citizen
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Place of Publication: Ocala, Florida
Publication Date: 12-07-2012
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BRIEFS Chanukah celebration Sunday on the SquareChanukah, The Festival of Lights, for many of us brings back fond memories of childhood years and serves to renew our sense of identity. The Chanukah lights provide us with warmth, joy, strength and inspiration. Such is the purpose of a community-wide celebration to be held at the Ocala Downtown Square this Chanukah. The Chabad Jewish Center of Marion County and The Villages is inviting the entire community to celebrate the Festival of Lights at a public Menorah kindling ceremony. The grand Chanukah celebration will take place on Sunday, Dec. 9, at 6 p.m. at the Square in Downtown Ocala. This year we building a Can-orah, a Menorah made of canned foods to be donated to local food charities. We ask everyone to bring cans of food to help us build the Menorah. Public dignitaries and community leaders will attend the ceremony and will assist in kindling the giant Menorah of Freedom. The program will also feature a juggling and INSIDE INDEX Bookmark...........................30 Cherrywood......................25 Judis Journal.....................12 Marion Landing................15 Oak Run...............................21 OTOW...................................24 Out to Pastor.....................10 Pun Alley.............................22 Puzzles.................................28 Recipes................................18 Page 6 Scouts from Ocala West United Methodist Church were recent bellringers for the Salvation Army.OCALA WEST SCOUTS HELP COLLEGE BOWL SCHEDULES Page 27 CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & Businesses FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2012 VOLUME 18 NUMBER 28 www.smcitizen.com 32 ~ Friday, December 7, 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 2013 TOYOTACOROLLA *0% W.A.C. All leases with $2,399 Cash Cap Reduction, 36 Mos, 12k Per Year, All Offers While Supplies Last.352-503-4121 CRYSTALRIVERwww.villagetoyota.com or LEASE for $ 159 MSRP$17,800 CLEARANCE SAVINGS2,805Auto Trans, PW, PL, CD 36 MPG VILLAGETOYOTA $ 14,995 CALL THE TOYOTATHON HOTLIINE FOR BIG SAVINGS ON ALL OTHER MODELS 352-503-4121 Simply advertise in the Classifieds and get results quickly!How To Make Your Car Disappear... CALL TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403www.smcitizen.com Todays New Ads WOMENS LANDRIDER 14 SPEED AUTOSHIFT BICYCLE Excellent condition. Gears shift automatically -easy pedaling. Large padded seat. Cost $400+ new. $200 firm. More info at www.landriderbikes.com (352) 861-9848 Sales Help NOW HIRING Entry-level to Mgmt. Exp. Not reqd. Training provided. Benefit package offered. $600-$850/wk. Call Ashley 352-436-4460 General Help DRIVER WANTEDTown car airport svc. P/TClean driving record. 352-572-6432 Auctions DUDLEYS AUCTION THREE AUCTIONS 12/6 ESTATE ADVENTURE 4000 S Fl Ave, Inverness, 3pm 2007 PT Cruiser Convertible w/8kmiles, Like new Furniture inc. Cottage House, Lg Col Pwr & hnd tools, Christmas items, Vending Machine, GREAT PLACE TO PURCHASE unique gifts. 12/7 REALESTATE & CONTENTS 4560 N Allamandra Dr (Pine Ridge) 8am RE 10am SELLING TO SETTLE ESTATE 3/3 POOLhome 4343 Under roof 3 car garage $$$ Landscaping, tons of extras Inc. Thermidor Commercial Stove, MUST SEE Hitchcock, Ethan Allen, Broyhill all high end furniture & accessories. HUGE Auction. Bring Chair. ALSO SELLING Adj. 1 acre at corner of Canarywood 12/7 REALESTATE Black Diamond GOLF COURSE lot ABSOLUTE preview 12:30 Auction 1pm Lot on the #1Fairway of Ranch Must register prior www.dudleysauction. com 637-9588 10%BP Au2267 AB1667 Maine-ly Real Estate #381384 Sporting Goods GUN & KNIFE SHOW BROOKSVILLE HSC CLUB Sat. Dec.. 8th 9-5p Sun. Aug. 9th 9a-4p HERNANDO COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS Admission $6.00 (352) 799-3605 Sporting Goods WOMENS LANDRIDER 14 SPEED AUTOSHIFT BICYCLE Excellent condition. Gears shift automatically -easy pedaling. Large padded seat. Cost $400+ new. $200 firm. More info at www.landriderbikes.com (352) 861-9848 Pets DOG SITTER/WALKER Sit and walk with dogs with love and care.Any time.In your house or ours 24/7.Experience 22 years.Call please Dave,Tania. 352-236-5746 home, 207-420-7170, 207-951-5767 cell. FREE Kittens looking for a good home. 5 adorable 8 weeks old kittens. 2 black & white tuxedo, 2 black males, 1 gray female. (510) 867-5727 Real Estate For Sale PUBLISHERS NOTICE: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Citrus County Homes PINE RIDGE-THIS IS THE PROPERTY YOUVE BEEN LOOKING FOR! Bring your boat, horses, in-laws; there is room for everything! 4/3.5 w/7 car garage/workshop & in-law suite on 5.83 acres. Mostly wooded with large back yard. Beautiful & serene. High end finishes; immaculate home in equestrian community. www .centralflest ate.com for pictures/more info. 352.249.9164 Marion County Homes OCALA Marion Landing, 55+ community, 3/2/2 15x30ft ingrnd pool w/waterfall, call for appt 352-873-2725 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 Employment Services RN A V AILABLE Private home carecompanion 352-693-4873 L ET U S W ORK F OR Y OU CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403S OUTH M ARION C ITIZEN C LASSIFIEDSG ET R ESULTS! Handyman Steves Handyman Service (352) 854-4927 000D9MV Electrical, Plumbing Carpentry Sinks, Toilets Leaky Faucets Ceiling Fans Security Lighting Safety Railings Grab Bars, Ramps Drywall Repair Interior Painting Screens & Screen Doors Lanai Carpet/Tile Flooring Furniture, Cabinet Refinishing/Repairs Not Sure? -Call Me Painting PAINTING SERVICES Interior & Exterior. We offer professional painting & pressure washing at competitive rates. Call now to receive a free pressure washing for a standard size driveway with an exterior repaint! Call Matt at Swaggerty Painting LLC: 352-262-6685. On Nov. 10 at the Jacksonville National Cemetery, the son and daughter of Pearl Harbor Survivors (SDPHS) dedicated a monument to the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association (PHS). As a member of the Florida First Coast Chapter 2, it is our responsibility, duty, honor and privilege to carry on the torch: Remember Pearl Harbor Keep America Alert. My husband and I have been part of the SDPHS for over 20 years and I was an associate member of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association (PHS) for over 33 years until they disbanded Dec. 31, 2011. It is with sadness that the PHS Association is no longer. The Florida First Coast Chapter 2 took up the cause of the Monument, and started raising the funds. My husband Paul who belongs to the VFW Post 4781 Mens Auxiliary asked the Post if they would help in making a donation toward the monument. Paul and I would like to say a grateful Thank You to VFW Post 4781, VFW Post 4781 Mens Auxiliary and VFW Post 4781 Ladies Auxiliary for the large donation they made. We can not express how much it meant and we were able to complete the monument and have it place in Jacksonville National Cemetery. When our nation called they answered and now when asked to help a veterans cause they once again answered. With the men & women of VFW Post 4781 you make me proud to honor and say Thank You to all of you. My husband Paul and I do this in the memory of my father Warren E Austin, USN, PHS, aboard the USS Helena CL50. A Proud and Grateful Navy Brat Karen A Bowen SDPHS At the Jacksonville National Cemetery, dedicating a monument to Pearl Harbor survivors, from left, Henry Griffin, USA 19th Infantry, Schofield Barracks; Charles Ellis, USN, USS Pennsylvania BB-38; William Tardiff, NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii; Duane Reylets, USN, USS Oklahoma BB-37 and Capt. Robert Saunders, USN, Commanding Officer, Naval Air Station, Jacksonville. Monument dedicated to honor Pearl Harbor survivors Writer thanks VFW Post 4781 Paul Bowenof VFW Post 4781 Men's Auxiliary. Marion County Public Schools is pleased to air the 64th annual Ocala/Marion County Christmas Parade live on television on Saturday, Dec. 8, starting at 5:30 p.m. The annual event is expected to draw 60,000-plus spectators to East Silver Springs Boulevard, many who stake out their seats days ahead of time along the twomile parade route. This years parade is themed Light Up Christmas Spirit and involves over 3,000 riders, marchers, and other participants. Approximately 134 units including 44 floats, 23 bands, dozens of dance and baton twirling groups, motorized and equine units are taking part this year. The line-up also includes local dignitaries, military units, business owners, and dozens of other community groups. The parade airs live on the Marion Education Channel (MEC), available to more than 300,000 viewers on more than a dozen local cable systems including Bright House (Channel 198), Comcast (Channel 99) and Cox (Channel 12), as well as over-the-air on digital channel 7.1. The parade replays on the MEC through December every Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. These broadcasts are offered as a community service by Marion County Public Schools and paid for with private funding. The Ocala/Marion County Christmas Parade is organized by the Friends of the Christmas Parade, a nonprofit volunteer organization. In conjunction with the parade, the city of Ocala has announced the following road closures: 3 p.m. to midnight State Road 40 (Silver Springs Boulevard) from Northeast 25th Avenue to North Pine Avenue (U.S. 441). Southeast/Northeast 25th Avenue from Southeast 14th Street to State Road 492. East Fort King Street from Southeast 30th Avenue to Southeast 22nd Avenue. Northeast 8th Avenue from State Road 40 to Northeast 14th Street (State Road 492). Parade planned for this Saturday A recent survey by AAA finds a strong likelihood of consumer confusion and the potential for voided warranties and vehicle damage as a result of the Environmental Protection Agencys (EPA) recent approval of E15 gasoline. An overwhelming 95 percent of consumers surveyed have not heard of E15, a newly approved gasoline blend that contains up to 15 percent ethanol. With little consumer knowledge about E15 and less than five percent of cars on the road approved by automakers to use the fuel, AAA is urging regulators and the industry to stop the sale of E15 until motorists are better protected. Only about 12 million out of the more than 240 million light-duty vehicles on the roads today are approved by manufacturers to use E15 gasoline, based on a survey conducted by AAA of auto manufacturers. AAA automotive engineering experts also have reviewed the available research and believe that sustained use of E15 in both newer and older vehicles could result in significant problems such as accelerated engine wear and failure, fuel-system damage and false check engine lights for any vehicle not approved by its manufacturer to use E15. It is clear that millions of Americans are unfamiliar with E15, which means there is a strong possibility that many motorists may improperly fill up using this gasoline and damage their vehicle, said Kevin Bakewell, AAA Chief Public Affairs Officer, The Auto Club Group. Bringing E15 to the market without adequate safeguards does not responsibly meet the needs of consumers. Unsuspecting consumers using E15 could end up with engine AAA issues early warning about plans for ethanol in gasoline PLEASESEEETHANOL PAGE19 SEE CHANUKAH PAGE6

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Friday, December 7, 2012 ~ 31 www.smcitizen.com 2 ~ Friday, December 7, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Certified Service 000DECL SULLIVAN 4040 SW College Rd. OCALA, FL 44474 352-732-4700 888-449-9892 www.sullivancadillac.com SULLIVAN CADILLAC FACTORY TRAINED TECHNICIANS FULL DETAIL SPECIAL .These specials and coupons cannot be used or combined with any other discounts or coupons. Must pre sent coupon at time of wr ite up. Synthetics and diesel extra. Some models higher. Tax, shop supplies & hazardous waste extra. See dealer for details. O ffer Expires 12/31/12. Help prevent costly transmission repairs with our AUTOMATIC FLUID FLUSH These specials and coupons cannot be used or combined with any other discounts or coupons. Must pr esent coupon at time of write up. Synthetics and diesel extra. Some models higher. Tax, shop supplies & hazardous wa ste extra. See dealer fo r details. Offer Expires 12/31/12. FREE CAR WASH W/ANY SERVICE Keep everybody safe this school season with our TIRE ROTATE AND BRAKE INSPECTION $ 17 00 ALL FOR ONLY These specials and coupons cannot be used or combined with any other discounts or coupons. Must present coupon at timeof write up. Synthetics and diesel extra. Some models higher. Tax, shop supplies & hazardous waste extra. See dealer for details. Offer Expires 12/31/12. Our quality technicians will rotate your tires, set pressure, check tread depth, reset tire monitor system and carefully check 4 wheel brakes Our quality technicians will power flush the old-dirty fluid, and renew with fresh fluid and conditioners. Try Our Steps to Maintain Good Fuel Economy and a Smooth Running Engine FUEL SAVER PACKAGE These specials and coupons cannot be used or combined with any other discounts or coupons. Must pr esent coupon at time of write up. Synthetics and diesel extra. Some models higher. Tax, shop supplies & hazardous waste extr a. See dealer for detail s. 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BY MICHAEL W. GROCHOWSKI If youre in your sixties, you probably know that the age to receive full retirement benefits has changed. But its important to remember that the age to begin receiving Medicare has not it is still 65. Even if you have decided to wait until after you are age 65 to apply for retirement benefits, most people should start getting Medicare coverage at age 65. If you would like to begin your Medicare coverage when you first become eligible, we suggest that you apply within three months of reaching age 65. You can do it online in as little as 10 minutes at www.socialsecurity.gov/me dicareonly. At the website, youll find more than just the online Medicare application. Youll also find information about Medicare, and have the opportunity to watch some short videos about applying for Medicare online. One is a family reunion for the cast of The Patty Duke Show. In another, Patty Duke and George Takei go boldly where you should be going online. Why go online to apply for Medicare? Because its fast, easy, and secure. You dont need an appointment and you can avoid waiting in traffic or in line. As long as you have ten minutes to spare, you have time to complete and submit your online Medicare application. People who started receiving Social Security retirement or disability benefits before age 65 do not need to apply; they will be automatically enrolled in Medicare. There is no additional charge for Medicare hospital insurance (Part A) since you already paid for it by working and paying Medicare tax. However, there is a monthly premium for medical insurance (Part B). If you already have other health insurance when you become eligible for Medicare, you should consider whether you want to apply for the medical insurance. To learn more about Medicare and some options for choosing coverage, read the online publication, Medicare, at www.socialsecurity.gov/pu bs/10043.html or visit www.Medicare.gov. To learn more about applying for Medicare Only using the online application, please visit www.socialsecurity.gov/medicareo nly. Michael W. Grochowski is Social Security Regional Commissioner in Atlanta Friday, December 7, 2012 ~ 3 www.smcitizen.com 30 ~ Friday, December 7, 2012 www.smcitizen.com TO ADVERTISE Call 854-3986 ADVERTISING KILLING KENNEDY: The End of Camelot By Bill OReilly and Martin Dugard Killing Kennedy is an easy read that pulls together the gripping and disparate elements of the brutal murder of a beloved president. John F. Kennedy was handsome and forward looking with a beautiful wife and adorable children and every reason to believe he would see the next day when on Nov. 22, 1963, an assassins bullet ended his life. Most people live their lives as if the end were always years away. All over the world, children love their parents and yearn for love in return. And even on the worst days each person has dreams about the future dreams that sometimes come true. Yet life can end in less time than it takes to draw one breath. With this sober reminder about lifes finality, the author traces Kennedys young life from his naval days to the White House. There are few surprises here as the story has been told again and again and recently with a supernatural twist in 11/22/63 by Stephen King. Still, there are passages of interest such as Lyndon Johnson unhappiness as VP how he felt snubbed by the White House staff and even the First Lady and longed for the lost power of the Senate. And then theres the revelation that John F. was forced to make his brother Bobby Attorney General by his demanding father even though both had doubts about Bobbys skill as a lawyer. As for JFKs infidelities, too much has already been aired about those. But that hasnt stopped the author from digging them up once again. On balance there is far more gossipy content than the actual facts of the assassination itselfwhich occupies a scant two pages. For those readers looking for a JFK primer that includes his entire administration this book is a fair candidate. Its just not for real history buffs. OReilly suffered some bruising reviews for factual errors and imprecise diction in Killing Kennedy. He has wisely avoided those pitfalls in this book and put aside the annoying omniscient point of view he used in the earlier book. Few surprises in assassination story B OOK MARK P W Pat Wellington Hospice seeks singers Hospice of Marion County invites you to consider a unique volunteer service. We have a special choral group known as the Journey Singers that sings songs of healing and comfort at the bedsides of the ill or dying at the four Marion County Hospice Houses, private homes, and other selective venues. We offer a wide choice of music, including spiritual, secular and patriotic selections. If you can read music and sing a cappella (that is, without instrumental accompaniment), and have a compassionate heart, join us in this rewarding journey. Call 352-873-7441 for more details. The Medicare age is still 65 S OCIAL SECURITY Health fair A health fair was held at Jasmine South last Saturday. Above, Christian St. Clair of Lange Eye Care and Associates checks the vision of Barbara Donohoe of Audibel, one of the vendors, while Jane Sutton of Lange looks on. At left, Jim Martin of The Ranch Fitness Center, who is the incoming president of the West Marion Business Association, stands by his display at the fair.PHOTOS BY JIM CLARK Hospice needs volunteers \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 @ 352-6229331 or lroweton@odsyhealth.com 000CWKN LAWN CARE Yes we Do it. Lawn Care and More. Small fix it jobs too. H i l l a r d R W i l s o n H i l l a r d R W i l s o n Hillard R. Wilson 3 3 6 9 8 9 3 6 8 4 3 3 6 9 8 9 3 6 8 4 336.989.3684 Hillard.r.wilson@hotmail.com AC & APPLIANCE REPAIR Air Conditioning & Appliance Repair 24 Hours Service! 352-274-6141 Save Money Call Me First! 000DCYK 10% OFF ANY REPAIR With this ad thru 12/31/12 Not valid with any other offers. Pioneer Repair Services, Inc. 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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.Manatee Button Club The Manatee Button Club will meet at the Marion Oaks Community Center from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8. The club meets the second Saturday of each month. The annual Christmas luncheon is in December, no educational program scheduled, but visitors are most welcome. For more information or directions, call 352-237-6875.Timeless Motown at Moose LodgeTimeless Motown, a popular local singing group, will be making its first appearance at the West Marion Moose Lodge on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. This group consists of three great voices singing a variety of great music that we all remember. Be there for a fun night of great entertainment Sunday, Dec. 9 Friendship Fellowship LuncheonAfter our Worship Service, join together as we celebrate our Christmas Favorites, presented in a luncheon pot luck tradition. Visitors and guests go to the head of the food line. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala. Call 352-861-6182 or www.ccomc.org.Monday, Dec. 10 Writers can get publishing infoOak Run resident Mary Ellen Barchi will be giving a class on Dec. 10 for Master the Possibilities at On Top Of The World. So Youve Finished Your BookThe Agent Query Process And What To Do In The Meantime, is an introduction to the next step toward traditional publishing through representation by a literary agent. Hopefully, this beginners course will give attendees the basic tools needed to start the agent query process or at least prepare them for what lies ahead when theyre ready. Register at: www.masterthepossibilities.com. 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.Wednesday, Dec. 12 Magic comes to Freedom Public LibraryOn Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 3:30 p.m., magician Brian LaPalme performs for the enjoyment of patrons of all ages. A professional magician since 1976, LaPalme is a 25-year member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, the Order of Merlin. Presented by the Friends of Freedom Public Library.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. Changed by a Baby Boy Join the Worship Choir as they share musically how one little baby changed the world in the Christmas Story Changed by a Baby Boy, 10:30 a.m. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala. Call 352-861-6182 or www.ccomc.org.Friday, December 7, 2012 ~ 29 www.smcitizen.com TO ADVERTISE Call 854-3986 ADVERTISING 4 ~ Friday, December 7, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Community calendar SOUTH MARION Citizen The South Marion Citizen is a free community newspaper covering news of communities in southwest Marion County including Oak Run, Pine Run, Palm Cay, On Top of the World, Kingsland Country Estates, Countryside Farms, Marion Landing, Majestic Oaks, Hidden Lake, Woods and Meadows Estates, Paddock Farms, Saddle Oak Club, Deer Creek, Cherrywood Estates, Hardwood Trails, Candler Hills, Country Oaks, and Harvest Meadows, among others. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Citizen: If your community is listed above and the Citizen is not delivered to your home and you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 200 Corridor, call 854-3986CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481 Editor Jim Clark Circulation Barbara Jaggers Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean and Susie Mirabile General Manager John Provost Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Deadline for classified ads :Deadline for display advertising : Tuesday 4 p.m. before publicationMonday 5 p.m. before publication READER SERVICES I want to get news in the Citizen. Call editor Jim Clark at 352-854-3986 or send by e-mail to editor@smcitizen.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Citizenoffice in Kingsland Plaza. 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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 be 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 352-509-4218. Master Choir The Central Florida Master Choir will present its Christmas concert A Beautiful Christmas featuring Benjamin Brittens Ceremony of Carols and the carols of Alfred Burt at Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala on Sunday, Dec. 9 at 3 p.m. The Central Florida Master Choir, formed in 1998, has achieved a reputation for its artistic excellence and contribution to the community. Harold W. McSwain, Jr. is the conductor, the piano accompanist is GayLyn Capitano with harpist Victoria Schultz. The public is invited and admission is free but donations will be appreciated. For further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633. 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 352873-6738. 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. Thursday, Dec. 20 Air Force group to meetThe Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association will hold its next meeting on Thursday, Dec. 20 at 7 p.m. a the Ocala International Airport Administration Building 750 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. This is the planning meeting for 2013. For more information, call Mike Emig at 352-854-8328.Young at Heart programYoung at Heart, College Road Baptist Church, has a special treat for the December program. Norman Lee joins us to celebrate the Christmas season on the 20th. He always shares a variety of inspirational songs. Come join us, bring a dish to share. The event will be at noon at 5010 S.W. College Road, phone 352-237-5741. Saturday, Jan. 12 Chair yoga at Freedom LibraryChair yoga will take place at the Freedom Public Library from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., and will continue on Jan. 19, Jan. 26 and Feb.2 For information, call Ingrid Crane at 352-854-7950.Knights of Columbus dinner dance The Knights of Columbus, Council 8510 of Dunnellon, will sponsor a dinner dance on Saturday, Jan. 12 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. The parish hall is just south of the intersection of Highways 40 and 41. Tickets are available from the parish office or by phone order from the Knights of Columbus. Tickets are $15 per person. The dance will feature live music by the Country Sunshine Band, a cash bar, and a country style dinner. To reserve a table (10 to 16 people) or to pre-order tickets, call 352-489-6221. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner served at 6:30. We feature a 50/50 raffle, a basket raffle, and a door prize. Proceeds go to local charities. Friday, December 7, 2012 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 28 ~ Friday, December 7, 2012 www.smcitizen.com A RIES (M arch 21 to April 19) Start preparing now to make sure you get the credit youre due for all that effort you put in to get that project off the ground. A new challenge emerges after the 15th. T A URUS ( April 20 to M ay 20) Youre still charging full steam ahead on the job and thats fine. But take time to share the joy of preparing for the upcoming holidays with folks you love. GEMINI (M ay 21 to J une 20) A former detractor resists joining your ranks just yet. Give him or her time to learn more about what youre doing. Meanwhile, devote more time to friends and family. CA N C ER (J une 21 to J uly 22) Be careful not to be goaded into a tiff by someone who might be looking for a fight. Remain cool as you make your exit. Be assured that others will rally to your support. L EO (J uly 23 to Aug 22) Kudos on getting the welldeserved Lions share of the rewards for a job welldone. Now you can take a breather from your workaday duties and spend time with your family. VIRGO ( Aug 23 to S ept 22) You enjoy a quick spurt of renewed energy just in time to meet that upcoming deadline. A potentially romantic situation looms. How it develops will be up to you. L IBR A (S ept 23 to O ct 22) Watch out for distractions that could cause delays and leave you running twice as fast to finish your work by the 15th. Then go ahead and have fun. S C ORPIO (O ct 23 to N o v. 21) You might prefer to work on current tasks on your own. But be open to a potentially useful suggestion from someone who admires you and wants to help. S A GITT A RIUS (N o v. 22 to D ec 21) Avoid rushing full gallop into that volunteer project without knowing whats expected of you. Take things a step at a time as you begin to find your way. CA PRI C ORN (D ec 22 to J an 19) Good news: You should begin to feel more comfortable expressing your emotions. This will go a long way in helping you with that personal situation. A QU A RIUS (J an 20 to Feb 18) An old friend gives confusing signals. Best advice: Dont assume that things will necessarily work themselves out. Ask questions and demand straight answers. PIS C ES ( Feb 19 to M arch 20) A new relationship needs time to develop. Be careful not to let your emotions flood your natural sense of caution. Meanwhile, check out that new job offer. BORN T H IS WEE K : Your sense of right and wrong sometimes causes you to come into conflict with others. But you invariably come out ahead. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. 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snow in Florida. He just laughed with that robust belly laugh of his and said, Its a magic sleigh. I only need snow to take off and land and theres no lack of snow up here. I remember that Christmas Eve many years ago when I landed on Clement Clarke Moores lawn. The reindeer made such a clatter that he had to get up and see what was the matter. Until that time, I had everyone fooled about my visits. So you dont always come down the chimneys? Oh heavens no; I do wear asbestos long underwear but most people have fires in their fire places on Christmas Eve; if I came down their chimneys that would really burn my asbestos. Well how do you take care of so many children? I asked. Thats no problem, he answered cheerfully. Not only do I have my staff of elves up here but theres the U.S. Marines who help me out and then theres the Salvation Army with their red kettles and many more groups and individuals who assist me. Im grateful to all of them for their hard work. This is really helpful Santa, I continued. Let me ask you another question. Regarding this list of whos naughty and nice; can you give me an example of each? Let me see he began. Once, many years ago I got a letter from a young man who lived in Father Flanagans Boys Town; he asked for a girl. The lad got coal in his stocking that year. And the nice? I asked. All the children are nice even though sometimes they make mistakes. Its when they grow up theres a problem. Oh, how so? Well, the nice adults dont need gifts to tell them to be good; being good is reward enough. As for the naughty ones, well they get pretty much anything they want. Before I signed off with Santa I asked him if there was anything else he wanted me to tell the people. He said, Tell them to remember the meaning of Christmas; tell them that as long as they do kind and loving deeds, I will be alive in their hearts and tell them too, Merry Christmas to all, and to all, a good night. From Your Reporter:If you have comments or suggestions concerning articles you would like to see in the Cherrywood section of the Citizen, please contact me at urperssec@yahoo.com. Im always pleased to hear from my readers. Friday, December 7, 2012 ~ 27 www.smcitizen.com 6 ~ Friday, December 7, 2012 www.smcitizen.com CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 26 Gilddan New Mexico Bowl Albuquerque, NM Nevada vs. Arizona, Saturday, Dec. 15, 1 p.m. ESPN Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, Boise, ID Utah State vs. Toledo, Saturday, Dec 15, 4:30 p.m. ESPN San Diego Co. Credit Union Poinsetta Bowl, San Diego BYU vs. San Diego St., Thursday, Dec. 20, 8 p.m. ESPN Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl, St. Petersburg, UCF vs. Ball State, Friday, Dec. 21, 7:30 p.m. ESPN R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl, New Orleans E. Carolina vs. La. Lafayette, Sat., Dec. 22, noon, ESPN MAACO Las Vegas Bowl, Las Vegas Washington vs. Boise St., Sat., Dec. 22, 3:30 p.m. ESPN Sheraton Hawaii Bowl, Honolulu Fresno State vs. SMU, Monday, Dec. 24, 8 p.m. ESPN Little Caesar's Pizza Bowl, Detroit W. Kentucky vs. C.Michigan, Wed., Dec. 26, 7:30 ESPN Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman Washington San Jose vs. Bowling Green, Thur., Dec. 27, 3 p.m. ESPN Belk Bowl, Charlotte, NC Cincinnati vs. Duke, Thursday, Dec. 27, 6:30 p.m. ESPN Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl, San Diego UCLA vs. Baylor, Thursday, Dec. 27, 9:45 p.m. ESPN AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl, Shreveport, LA Ohio vs. Louisiana-Monroe, Friday, Dec. 28, 2 p.m. ESPN Russell Athletic Bowl, Orlando Rutgers vs. Virginia Tech, Friday, Dec. 28, 5:30 p.m. ESPN Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas, Houston Texas Tech vs. Minnesota, Friday, Dec. 28, 9 p.m. ESPN Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl, Fort Worth, TX Rice vs. Air Force, Saturday, Dec. 29, 11:45 a.m. ESPN New Era Pinstripe Bowl, Bronx, NY West Virginia vs. Syracuse, Sat. Dec. 29, 3:15 p.m. ESPN Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl, San Francisco Navy vs. Arizona State, Saturday, Dec. 29, 4 p.m. ESPN2 Valero Alamo Bowl, San Antonio, TX Texas vs. Oregon State, Saturday, Dec. 29, 6:45 p.m. ESPN Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, Tempe, AZ Michigan St. vs. TCU, Saturday, Dec. 29, 10:15 p.m. ESPN Franklin American Music City Bowl, Nashville Vanderbilt vs. NC State, Monday, Dec. 31, noon, ESPN Hyundai Sun Bowl, El Paso, TX Georgia Tech vs. USC, Monday, Dec. 31, 2 p.m. CBS AutoZone Liberty Bowl, Memphis, TN Tulsa vs. Iowa State, Monday, Dec. 31, 3:30 p.m. ESPN Chick-fil-a Bowl, Atlanta Clemson vs. LSU, Monday, Dec. 31, 7:30 p.m. ESPN TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl, Jacksonville Miss. St. vs. Northwestern, Tuesday, Jan. 1, noon, ESPN2 Heart of Dallas Bowl, Dallas Oklahoma St. vs. Purdue, Tuesday, Jan. 1, noon, ESPNU Outback Bowl, Tampa Michigan vs. So. Carolina, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 1 p.m. ESPN Capital One Bowl, Orlando Georgia vs. Nebraska, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 1 p.m. ABC Rose Bowl Presented by Vizio, Pasadena, CA Stanford vs. Wisconsin, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 5 p.m. ESPN Discover Orange Bowl, Miami Florida St. vs. N. Illinois, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 8:30 p.m. ESPN Allstate Sugar Bowl, New Orleans Florida vs. Louisville, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 8:30 p.m. ESPN Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, Glendale, AZ Oregon vs. Kansas St., Thursday, Jan. 3, 8:30 p.m. ESPN Upcoming college football bowl schedule AT&T Cotton Bowl, Arlington, TX Oklahoma vs. Texas A&M, Friday, Jan. 4, 8 p.m. FOX BBVA Compass Bank Bowl, Birmingham, AL Pittsburgh vs. Ole Miss, Saturday, Jan. 5, 1 p.m. ESPN GoDaddy.com Bowl, Mobile, AL Kent State vs. Arkansas St., Sunday, Jan. 6, 9 p.m. ESPN Discover BCS National Championship, Miami Notre Dame vs. Alabama, Mon., Jan. 7, 8:30 p.m. ESPN Python Challenge scheduledThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is announcing the 2013 Python Challenge with its goal of increasing public awareness about Burmese pythons and how this invasive species is a threat to the Everglades ecosystem, including native wildlife. As part of the Python Challenge, both the public and Floridas python permit holders are invited to compete to see who can harvest the longest and the most Burmese pythons. On Jan. 12, the Python Challenge Kickoff will initiate a month-long program of harvesting Burmese pythons from public lands, and the public can see and learn more about these large constrictors. The kickoff is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the University of Floridas Fort Lauderdale Research & Education Center, which will hold its invasive species open house that day. The FWC is encouraging the public to get involved in helping us remove Burmese pythons from public lands in south Florida, said Kristen Sommers, head of the FWCs Exotic Species Coordination Section. By enlisting both the public and Floridas python permit holders in a month-long competitive harvesting of Burmese pythons, we hope to motivate more people to find and harvest these large, invasive snakes. The Python Challenge gives people a chance to sign up for a competition to see who can catch the longest or the most pythons. Part of the goal of the Python Challenge is to educate the public to understand why nonnative species like Burmese pythons should never be released into the wild and encourage people to report sightings of exotic species, Sommers said. We also expect the competitive harvesting of Burmese pythons to result in additional information on the python population in south Florida and enhance our research and management efforts. Grand prizes of $1,500 for harvesting the most Burmese pythons will be awarded to winners of both the General Competition and the Python Permit Holders Competition, with additional $1,000 prizes for the longest Burmese python harvested in both competitions. Funding for the prizes is provided by Python Challenge sponsors. The largest Burmese python documented in Florida was more than 17 feet in length. Complete information on the Python Challenge, including how to train and register for the competitions and more about upcoming south Florida events, is available at PythonChallenge.org. Many partners, including the University of Florida, The Nature Conservancy, The Future of Hunting in Florida, the Wildlife Foundation of Florida and Zoo Miami, are involved in the Python Challenge. The Python Challenge will conclude with a free Awareness and Awards Event on Feb. 16 at Zoo Miami. Educational talks and exhibits will be available for all ages, with chances to encounter live Burmese pythons, meet the experts who research and capture them, and learn about protecting the precious resources of the Everglades ecosystem. Scouts ring for Salvation Army Members of Boy Scout Pack 707 and Troop 707 sponsored by the Mens group at the Ocala West United Methodist Church took time out from their Sat. activities to help the Salvation Army. This annual event helps the Salvation Army raise money to help people in need and gives the Scouts community service hours and counts toward their Good Turn daily. These photos were taken at the Canopy Oak Plaza Publix store. Many thanks go to Stephanie Salmon for contacting Publix and the Salvation Army about the bell ringing. For more information about the Scouts contact Jim Salmon the Charter Representative at 352-843-0093. These Cub Scouts are busy ringing bells for the Salvation Army. doing the morning shift ringing bells. It give them an opportunity to help the needy. They were very enthustiastic about helping others and chatting with the public about the BSA program. On the left is David Jamrock and on the right is Justin Atwood. The afternoon shift at Publix was covered by members of Troop 707. They did not mind getting sore shoulders ringing the Saqlvation Army bells. These young men will be our future leaders so it is good for them to learn abut hands on helping others. Before long the Scouts will be deoing small and large service projectsw for upcomiong ranks. The biggest one will be their Eagle project which requires many hours of planning and recruiting helpers and money to do it. the Eagle project mus t be done by their 18th birthday. PHOTOS BY MIKE ROPPEL magic show, Chanukah gifts and treats, music, clowns, and more. Chanukah, a celebration for all time, is highlighted by the kindling of the Menorah each night of the holiday. It is a holiday that enriches our lives with the light of tradition said Rabbi Yossi Hecht, director of the Chabad Jewish Center. In ancient times our ancestors rededicated the Temple in Jerusalem with the Menorah. Today, we rededicate ourselves to making this world a better and brighter place. Chanukah also propagates the universal message that ultimately good will prevail over evil, freedom over oppression and light over darkness. In its Chanukah outreach campaign, Chabad of Marion County and The Villages joins thousands of Chabad centers across the globe that are staging similar public displays of the Menorah and its symbolic lights. From Australia to Africa, Colombia to Hong Kong, New York Citys ground zero to the White House lawn, hundreds of thousands will experience the joy of Chanukah with Chabad. Join Chabad in a public display of unity at this exciting Menorah Lighting Ceremony. Bring the kids and make this your special Chanukah celebration. For more information, contact Chabad of Marion County and The Villages at info@jewishmarion.org or call 352-2912218 visit us at www.jewishmarion.org CHANUKAHCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com T EE P EE T IRE & BUDGET MUFFLER Family Owned And Operated Certified Techs Est. 1990 SR 200 & 91st Ave. 237-5599 2040 N. 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the cold winter months is important to all of us who care about the appearance of our homes and enjoy the rewards of making things grow. If you are a person who enjoys working outside with nature, you will love the Garden Club and the opportunities it offers to learn new ideas; share knowledge; and to be with fellow green thumbs. Admission is free to this meeting and it will offer not only a chance for you to learn new techniques and hints, but also give you the opportunity to ask questions of a highly respected and knowledgeable expert. New Years Eve PartyOn New Years Eve, Cherrywood holds its most formal event of the social year. New Years Eve is a special time when we all look back and mark our accomplishments; make plans for the coming year and in general; enjoy being with our Cherrywood family. Tickets are required for this special occasion at a cost of $10 per person. Those tickets include light refreshments; music to dance to; party favors; champagne and in general, a super time. See Geri to make sure you have a place in this gala event. The party begins at 9 p.m. and ends when the New Year is sufficiently welcomed by all. Gather your friends and neighbors; get your tickets; plan to bring your liquid refreshments of choice; dust off your party rags; and then come to the clubhouse for a terrific New Years Eve.Biloxi TripStart your New Year off with a great trip to Biloxi. Enjoy the luxury of the IP Casino for three nights and four days with all of its amenities and the camaraderie your fellow Cherrywood friends. A Deluxe Motor Coach with professional driver will take you to the IP Casino and Spa where you can check into your room and then head out for all the fun and excitement that is Biloxi. Delicious food; gaming fun; entertainment; shopping; all is at your doorstep or finger tips. The IP will provide you with $25 in free slot play as well as $24 in meal coupons so you can start enjoying your stay immediately upon arrival. Also, while youre there, enjoy a trip to the Hard Rock Casino and the Palace Casino where youll get $15 in free slot play at each venue. Enjoy three casinos; three nights; four days of non-stop fun in Biloxi and all for just $159. The trip begins on Sunday, Jan. 13, and reservations are filling up fast so dont miss out. Contact Natalie at 352-854-4561 today to make sure you dont miss out. Cribbage players neededThe Cribbage Club is still looking for more players to enjoy playing this exciting and fun game. If youve never played before, youll find eager instructors to teach you all the fine points of the game and if youre an accomplished player; youll find a challenge with your friendly opponents. Every Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. in the card room of the clubhouse you will find the group ready, willing and eager to play so come out and join them. You can gain a new skill; learn a new past time or hone your skills in the relaxed and friendly atmosphere of the Cribbage Club. Double Deck PinochleEver wanted to learn how to play pinochle? Now you have a chance. Sundays at 6 p.m. the Double Deck Pinochle Club gathers in the clubhouse card room to play there own brand of this exciting game. As with the cribbage players, there are many players who are ready to patiently and expertly teach new comers the ins and outs of the game. Experienced players will find a challenge and all will find a lot of fun. Playing cards is a relaxing way to socialize with your fellow residents and friends so dont miss the chance to take advantage of this opportunity. New or experienced; pinochle is always a great game. Bocce on Friday nightsAbout 6:30 p.m. on Friday nights, people begin to gather at the Bocce courts behind the clubhouse. The atmosphere grows tenser as the 7 oclock hour approaches. Players are practicing; referees are selected; teams are picked and sized up by their competition; crowds gather in the seats to watch the professional quality of play well, maybe not. A more accurate description would be that a bunch of fun loving people come out with smiles on their faces and a few snacks and beverages to engage in a terrific time. Bocce is an ancient sport that from what Ive seen, no one has been able to master over all these centuries. On Friday nights everyone who wants to play is taught the basics of the game by those who are a little more experienced. Theres no pressure and the atmosphere is one of relaxed leisure. If you have any desire to learn how to play Bocce; if you like to watch your friends and neighbors playing Bocce; or if you just like to hang around with some great people, you should come out. If the weather is bad; cold or rainy, the Bocce players retire to the clubhouse to enjoy their refreshments and conversation. Youll be able to spot them whether theyre at the clubhouse or on the courts; theyll be the people laughing and enjoying each others company.December 7 remembered On Dec. 7, 1941, the Pacific Fleet of the U.S. Navy as well as airfields and other military installations in the Hawaiian Islands were suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan. The surprise attack on Hawaii took many lives and plunged the United States into the Second World War. Since that time, every Dec. 7 Americans have taken a moment to reflect on that date; to vow to never be caught by surprise again; and to honor the bravery and memory of those who lost their lives in that attack. The Cherrywood Veterans Club urges all Americans to fly their flag at half staff on this Dec. 7. Let us never forget the sacrifices of the Greatest Generation. Accordion Club changeDue to the Christmas holiday our renowned Accordion Club will be meeting on Dec. 28; a Friday instead of their usual Wednesday evening meeting. These excellent musicians begin at 5:30 p.m. and play until 9. If youve never been before, youre missing something special and if you have; I dont need to tell you what a fun and entertaining time it is. Bring your refreshments and your friends and come to the clubhouse for an evening of beautiful music from a wide variety of talents. The admission is free and the musicians are at every level from beginner to professional. You cant beat the wide variety of songs and styles that they bring. Just for December, Accordion Club is Friday the 28th. Dont forget and come early to get good seats because these artists draw a big crowd. Spotlight on Excellence: Each week I try to bring you a special article about a person or persons of interest or who has made a difference in the life of our community. Because its that special time of year again this Spotlight article is being dedicated to one of our favorite people. Want a hint as to who it is? Well hes a world traveler; hes a journeyman toy maker; hes an excellent bookkeeper and is an expert aviator. In addition, he is an animal lover with several pets; is a loving husband and runs a large organization with hundreds of satisfied employees. Noted for his generosity and affection, he works all year long preparing for one very special night. Yes, its Santa Claus. Since moving to Florida, I have had some serious reservations and questions for the Jolly old elf. How, for example, does that sleigh work when theres no snow down here? How did the reindeer get their name? What about the lack of chimneys here in the Sunshine State? What are the qualifications for being on the Naughty or Nice list? How does he take care of so many youngsters and not get worn out? 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Friday, December 7, 2012 ~ 25 www.smcitizen.com W hen the founding fathers of the United States were considering which form of government would best serve our nation, they rejected a democracy as too dangerous. Benjamin Franklin said: Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Now and then we get to watch the birth of a so-called democracy. The people of an unhappy nation throw out a tyrant and try to vote in a government of good guys. Examples include Iran and Venezuela. The people of those pretender democracies get to vote only for approved candidates and issues. In Iran candidates and issues have to be pre-approved by a guardian council of mullahs. In reality Iran is a theocracy (a nation governed by a religious order). Egypt is the most recent hopeful nation. The Egyptian people ousted Hosni Mubarak, who had served as president for 30 years. After months of riots, Egyptians voted to elect a democratic government they thought. The Muslim Brotherhood said it wouldnt offer a candidate for president, but as a member of the winning party, former Brotherhood leader Mohammed Morsi, emerged as president of the temporary government. In June of 2012, the Egyptian revolution seemed on course to a new and democratic constitution. However, in mid November President Morsi granted himself unlimited powers, until a new constitution is ratified by the people. He said assuming all executive and legislative power was temporary, and meant to protect the revolution. Fearing they had been sold out, and that the constitution writers would impose Sharia law (the moral code of Islam) 200,000 protesters took to the streets, and the courts went on strike. Morsi defended his power grab by saying he was trying to prevent the courts from disbanding the Islamist-controlled assembly which was writing the new constitution. Although the liberal and Christian members walked out, the assembly produced a hurry-up constitution at Morsis request. The Muslim Brotherhood scheduled a 200,000 member outdoor celebration in response to the protesters, who were still camped out and ready to rally again which they did. Protesters want the proposed constitution thrown out, because its undemocratic. The Brotherhood calls the protesters enemies of God and Islam, and are calling on Egyptians to support Islamic law. The United States is a federal republic in which citizens exercise power through elected representatives. We are not a direct democracy in which citizens get to speak on matters of policy, law, and issues. Whats the difference? Many countries which consider themselves democracies celebrate elections and express disagreements by throwing rocks and tear gas, burning automobiles, and hospitalizing citizens. In our republic we celebrate and protest with letters to the editor. Nonetheless, there are people in Washington who believe checks and balance in government are a nuisance, that our federal constitution is obsolete, and that it should be replaced by a European social democracy. Ben Franklin also said: When people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic. www.smcitizen.com 8 ~ Friday, December 7, 2012 The Kansas City Chiefs and the National Football League got all the attention last week about a problem that all-too-often affects families and friends of people across the country a murdersuicide. In case you missed it, a Chiefs player who many people, including myself, never heard of, shot and killed his girlfriend, then drove to the KC practice facility and, in front of the head coach and other officials, shot himself in the head, dying on the scene. The actions left their 3-monthold daughter orphaned. The dilemma that the team and league faced was this: How do you remember a teammate who died, but who was actually a murderer? The solution that the Chiefs came up with was commendable. They had a moment of silence for all domestic violence victims, including the young woman who was killed, but never mentioned the football player by name. The woeful Chiefs then went out and won the game. There is a lot of hand-wringing across the nation on this one. The liberals are shouting loud and clear about gun control, ignoring the fact that a lot of lawabiding citizens own guns, and they dont kill anyone. Besides, if it had been harder to get a gun legally in Kansas City, is anyone nave enough to think that a rich football player couldnt have found a way to buy one illegally on the streets? Everyone involved seems to say that they didnt see this coming. Friends of the young woman say several of them saw things as going along well between the couple. Still, the night before the shooting, she allegedly stayed out with friends until 1 a.m. at a concert, and he was supposedly partying with another female. Later they got into a fight when they got home. Later that morning the shooting occurred. There is still a lot we dont know about this tragedy, but there are some things we need to keep in mind. Domestic violence cases happen all too often. Not all of them end up with a death, but far too many are swept under the rug so that the victim suffers in silence and loneliness. There needs to be a better support system for the victims, and there needs to be tougher justice for the perpetrators. Murder-suicides affect a lot of people. We should do everything we can to eliminate the situations that can lead to a violent and fatal end. In Kansas City, there may not have been anything that could have been done, since everyone interviewed seems to think that things were OK, although the couple had problems in the past. Meanwhile, we need to make sure that our attention is on the victims, not on the killers even if they happen to be professional athletes. The Chiefs and the NFL did the right thing by not honoring a murderer. Jim Clark is the editor of the South Marion Citizen. PUBLISHER : GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Citizen The opinions expressed in South Marion Citizen editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns. Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 854-3986. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via e-mail. Names and communities will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Not all contributions are printed. Letters longer than 550 words may be regarded as columns and printed on a space-available basis, and writers will be limited to one contribution per month. The deadline is one week prior to each Fridays issue. Send letters to: The South Marion Citizen Editor, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@smcitizen.com. E ach year about this time we ponder the attack on Pearl Harbor and its place in American history. Each year about this time we also realize that the number of those alive today who remember Dec. 7, 1941, is dwindling. History stays alive in this area of Florida because of the large concentration of people old enough to remember the Japanese sneak attack. But in other parts of the country, the memories of World War II and its beginning for the United States may not be as vivid. Ask anyone around here what they think of when the word Japanese is mentioned, and many will say Pearl Harbor. But ask young people what they think of, and theyll say either cars or electronics. To many of them, Pearl Harbor is just something in the history books. Thats hard for some veterans to swallow, and yet when you look at the history of the U.S. and all the major events that took place, you realize that events that defined one generation dont necessarily stir up the emotions of others. For many of us, the defining moment that we know will live in history is Sept. 11, 2001, and the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington. Its hard for us to admit that 50 or 60 years from now, that day will just be a story in the history books and a video on whatever device were using then to our great-grandchildren and beyond, much as things such as Remember the Maine and the sinking of the Lusitania are to us. That is why its important, while we still have World War II and Pearl Harbor survivors among us, to remember this date which will live in infamy, and honor those who either were victims of the surprise attack or who were dragged into war because of it. Theres a great movie called Tora! Tora! Tora!, which gives the story of Pearl Harbor from both sides as you follow the Japanese preparations and the U.S. reaction. Of course, like any movie, its probably not 100 percent accurate, but it gives a good case study of the events leading up to the attack and should be in everyones DVD library, if you cant catch it on TV each year. For now, we need to keep alive the memory of Pearl Harbor, even though we know it will fade in future years. If you know a survivor of this attack, send him or her your best wishes and thank them for their service. And then sit back and ponder what this date means in American history. For now, we cant forget. S UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Remembering Pearl Harbor Remember the victim, not the killer Jim Flynn Columnist LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Democracies are often undemocratic Jim Clark Editor READER OPINIONS INVITED Broken promisesOne of the many promises President Obama made when he was elected the first time was he would help our veterans; well it is just one of the promises he didnt keep. We have the wounded warriors, asking for money to take care of our wounded vets because the government isnt. PTSS is rampant and we do not have enough doctors to help with this. We have solders in battle that do not have the supplies or equipment they need to take care of themselves. Instead of cutting the defense budget why dont they have someone to watch over the unnecessary and wasteful spending? This is putting our great country to shame, one other thing this president seems proud to do. Pat Lee Ocala Keep the RaysWhy do the owners of baseball teams who control the use of their stadiums blame the fans for their poor attendance and lack of profits. I feel that if these team and stadium owners would make better use of their property it could be a win-win situation for everyone. The positive side for the owners is that with their domed stadium in sunny Florida (sunburned fans) sometimes rainy (rain soaked fans who stay away from games) where those in attendance can watch their favorite sport in air-conditioned comfort. Rather than complain, lets make better use of this stadium for all of those who live in this area. On weeknights there are many high schools that would love to play their games in a domed stadium and show off their talents. On other days the stadium could host teams from local colleges where they could also show off PLEASESEELETTERS PAGE9 M ore than a dozen Cherrywood residents turned out for a class in oil painting on Friday, Nov. 30. It was amazing to see the beautiful works that came from these mostly novice artists Debbie Blackburn, an accomplished artist and teacher, brought her expertise in the Bob Ross technique of oil painting to the eager students. Laughter intermingled with seriousness as the class amazed themselves as well as their fellow students with the quality of the pictures they worked on. For a nominal fee, participants received not only great instruction, but also paints; canvas; and brushes. Debbie donated the cost of the class to Cherrywoods Angel Tree project that assists underprivileged children in our county with Christmas gifts. Another class is being scheduled for January of next year when many of the students plan to sign up again. Keep watching the Cherrywood section of the Citizen for times and dates and take advantage of this great opportunity. As Debbie says, There is an artist in all of us We thank Debbie for her expertise and we congratulate the students on their accomplishments. Trim Our TreeLinda Sitso and her Cherrywood Songbirds gave a stellar performance at the annual Tree Trimming party on Sunday, Dec. 2. More than 100 residents were there to listen to the songs of the season and to join in the fun. Solos by Marjorie Cardoza and Pat McKenna were outstanding. Marjorie sang, God on the Mountain and Pat, our Irish tenor, sang Christmas in Kilarney. Those were just two of the highlights of a concert. The smiling and happy crowd joined in singing such favorites as Santa Claus is coming to Town; White Christmas and a raucous rendition of the Twelve Days of Christmas that brought the house down. At the end of the concert, the Songbirds received a well deserved standing ovation for their fantastic efforts. The Christmas Spirit was spread throughout the audience by this professional and heartfelt performance that culminated with the unanimous singing of We Wish You a Merry Christmas. Refreshments lined three tables for everyone to enjoy and the clubhouse was decorated to the nines. Our Christmas trees look beautiful with the decorations that the residents hung on them. If you havent been through the clubhouse lately, you should stop in and see what a magnificent job Eve Houghtaling and the Activities Team have done. Congratulations and a huge thank you to Linda Sisto; our Songbirds; to Geri who coordinated the program and Eve Houghtaling and all her volunteers who made the evening possible. Well done. End of Time DanceOn the Mayans Calendar, the days run out on Dec. 21, 2012. Some people have speculated that this would be the end of the world. We here at Cherrywood decided that if that is the case; what better way to go out than with a party. So, at 7 p.m. in the clubhouse there is going to be a sock hop dance. Everyone is encouraged to bring drinks; snacks to pass around and to enjoy; a big smile and all your friends and neighbors. With a toast and a smile; a friend near by and dancing, thats the way to go out. Now for those of you who might be a little worried that this prediction has some truth in it, let me point out that; the Mayans didnt predict the coming of the Spaniards nor did they predict their own downfall as a civilization. These are but a couple of the fails the Mayans had in looking into the future. So come on out on Friday the 21st for a great time and if need be, a great farewell. Rich Becotte will supply the music; everyone else supplies the refreshments and the good times. See you there. Shutterbugs Camera ClubDecember 7 is the Shutterbugs meeting in the clubhouse library at 10 a.m. There will be a photo contest with the subject Thanksgiving and a prize for the best photo. The only qualifications for entry into the contest are that the photo be taken by the person entering it and the subject be something to do with the Thanksgiving holiday. Everyone with an interest in photography is welcome to come; just bring your smile and your camera. Well look forward to seeing you on Friday at 10.Bingo A reminder that on Thursdays at 7 p.m., Bingo is played in the clubhouse. Win cash prizes and enjoy the friendly atmosphere as everyone relaxes for an evening of gaming fun. Come a few minutes early so you can buy your cards and find a good seat. Dont be afraid to bring your friends and neighbors as you enjoy and possibly win at this classic game. December TriviaDonna James will be our guest Quizmaster on Wednesday, Dec. 19, for Trivia Night at Cherrywood this month. The topic is naturally, Christmas and she will be flashing questions on the big screen for our teams to try and answer. Trivia starts at 6 p.m. so arrive a little early to be assigned a team if you dont already have one. The teams of three and four people each compete in an attempt to win a small cash prize but mostly for bragging rights. If you dont have a team, youll be assigned to one so everyone has an equal chance. The cost is usually a dollar per person but in honor of Christmas, everyone is asked to bring a snack to pass around instead. Were sure youll find how much you know and dont know about the Christmas holiday on this exciting evening of friendly competition. Bring your refreshments of choice and come out for a brain challenging good time. Gardening Club Winter Style Norma Farnull, Master Gardener, will be the guest speaker for our Garden Club on Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 11 in the morning. The Garden Club meets on the patio of the clubhouse where there is plenty of comfortable seating. Ms. Farnull will be advising everyone on how to care for their garden in the cold months of winter as well as planning for the spring season. 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BY BRYAN GOLDEN Among other things, the holidays are a time of giving and receiving gifts. The question most often asked of people is, "what did you get?" Much less frequently asked is, "what did you give?" Invariably, the inquiries concern material gifts. Purchasing a gift can certainly be thoughtful and a wonderful gesture, especially when it's backed up by your actions. However, the most valuable presents are those that aren't sold in stores. When you give your love, your time, help someone in need, aid another in solving a problem or overcoming an obstacle, you give something priceless. The true spirit of the holidays is giving. When you give, you receive. You can get anything in life you want by helping enough others get what they want. But only if you give without expecting anything in return. The impact of giving isn't limited to just the holiday season, it's something that has value all year. The power of giving is often underestimated. When you give unconditionally, you don't just impact the recipient; you start a chain reaction. By brightening the life of one person you also affect all those who they then touch. No gesture of giving or kindness is too small. Holding the door open at a store, helping someone carry groceries to their car, letting another car in front of you, saying please and thank you, and saying hello to a stranger you pass on the sidewalk, are some of the many things you can do daily. For family and friends, your time is one of the most precious gifts you can offer. Are you there for others when they need you? Do you offer a hand without being asked? Do you help out when asked? Too often, people get caught up in their own deFriday, December 7, 2012 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 24 ~ Friday, December 7, 2012 www.smcitizen.com the talents of future professional players. And last but not least is the baseball team for which the stadium was built, the Tampa Bay Rays, whose schedule would determine the availability for other sporting events. I feel that if a baseball team can pay a single ball player one hundred million dollars for a multi year contract they could come up with ideas to make this stadium a worthwhile and profitable business for all. I have attended games at this beautiful stadium and with a few minor changes it could be a wonderful destination for sporting events for many years to come. There are many successful stadiums around the country that may be in the middle of a city with little or no parking, other stadiums outside the city where everyone has to be bused or drive across town to attend or on college campuses where there is no parking but contract busing handles the problem. Instead of being in a panic mode, let;s use this great facility to our advantage and enjoy what we already have. Jerry Segovis Ocala LETTERSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com Christmas Is...BY MARILYN MARINELLI Christmas is within your heart every time you give someone a gift of love, a token of grace, a smile or touch of kindness. How many times within this past year have you given a gift of love? How many open packages were left within anothers heart by your actions, or giving of some kind or another? Christmas can be shared each and every day of your life, if you let Jesus live in you. It doesnt matter how much money you have, or how many gifts you can shower on your family and friends. Its the times that you share a kind word, or giving something of yourself when the need is really great in someone elses life. God gave His only Son that we may have eternal life that each one who gives their life to Jesus may be saved. Saved from what? The oppression, the fears, hurts and tears that come to all of us. How have you allowed the love of God to help others this past year? What gifts have you given? Can we truly say this Christmas, I cant think of anything I truly need, for God has blessed me with His kindness, grace, mercy, and forgiveness. And what about the many needs that He has met in my life? They are too many to count. Yes, so many blessings that cant be bought in a store. Things money just cant buy. And yes, what about the groceries He provided when I needed them so badly, or the clothes for my children when they were in such need? I pray that this Christmas we can all realize that many blessings God has provided. With a thankful heart and joy, we can spread the love of God to every creature when we know that our needs are met of God. Then we are able to share with others the very things God has provided to us. This time of the year can be very hard on people. There are many circumstances that loom in the heart that can suppress the joy of the Lord. I believe that God wants us to know that we are loved. Every Christmas I am asked by my family members, What do you want for Christmas? Every year I tell them, I dont know. Its really hard for me to tell them what I want because each year I find myself being thankful for the things I received all through the year. By the time Christmas comes around, I feel truly blessed as I reflect on the needs God has provided for. You may think I am a rich lady, but thats far from the truth of the natural eye. God told me many years ago to act like a rich lady and when I did, God provided for me, as I walked along with Him. Now you may say, I bet youre doing pretty well, I bet if I came to your house, I would see all the best. I have to tell you, it would be far from the truth. What I have is good enough and sometimes I just feel like, what more could I want? Yes, more expensive things are nice, but it doesnt heal the hurts inside. The bigger house or nicer car is great, but the lifting of oppression and dispelling of lies are greater. The special times with family and friends are more precious than all the money in the world. Now dont get me wrong. I still look for those gifts that I can unwrap on Christmas Day. The joy and excitement are still there. When all the gifts are unwrapped and the frenzy of the time subsides, I am truly grateful for what God has done for me over the past year. I am thankful for my husband, my puppy dogs and cat. I am thankful for the times I spend thankful that Gods love reaches out to others through me. Truly these things are worth more than money can buy and more lasting. I can take these gifts anywhere and find within each gift, a gift that keeps on giving. God bless you this Christmas, and remember that love comes from God and the love of God is always the greatest gift you can give to someone else. Marilyn Marinelli is founder of Have A Heart For Companion Animals, Inc. (www.haveaheart.us) and co-founder of the Fellowship of Christian Poets (www.christianpoets.com). GUEST COMMENTARIES Heres looking at the true holiday spirit PLEASESEEGOLDEN PAGE10 BY ELOISE JURGENS ejh2025@gmail.com Sports and upcoming club events constitute this weeks OTOW Happenings. Softball League Our softball season has been well under way since October, and the teams are beginning to get used to each other. There have been some great games and some not so great, but you can feel the excitement amongst the players as they cheer on their teams. Coaches are repositioning players and redoing lineups in hopes of getting the best out of the players. You can see the team members as they walk into the dugout and head to the posted standings, to see their won and loss record. They closely watch how the first place team is doing, hoping they will lose so that they can move up in the standings. The last game in November was a good example of how the teams are so attentive to watching some of the games. The first game of the day was between the first place team, Tee Pee Tire, and the fourth place team WiseWay Auto. WiseWay won the game and knocked the Tee Pee Tire team out of first place. You can see the excitement in the Dr. Dunn team players as they have now moved into first place ahead of Tee Pee Tire. They began to huddle together and talk amongst themselves, talking about their upcoming game. Our second game was between the third place team, Overholser Eye (our new sponsor) and the last place team, Great Clips. Overholser Eye now has their shot at moving up a notch, in the standing, if they can defeat Great Clips. Great Clips, however, won the game, keeping Overholser in third place. In our final game of the day, there was much more excitement within the Dr. Dunn team as they were playing the lowly Cebert Wealth team. and they have thus far beaten them in every game they have played. This was the chance they were waiting for; a win would put them in a stand-alone first place. The Cebert Wealth team put their best foot forward and stood toe to toe with the Dr. Dunn team. Then it happen, the Cebert Wealth team finally beat the Dr. Dunn team and dashed them from their hopes of taking over first place. As the Dr. Dunn team walked away dejected, you could almost hear them mumbling amongst themselves with the hopes of winning the spot the next time they play. There are plenty more games to play so there will be changes in the standings, but for now, its a hoorah for the last place teams. 4-Tee Pee Tire-Tom 7-4 1-Dr. Dunn-Kenny 7-4 6-Overholser-Roger 6-5 3-Wiseway-Jimmy 5-6 5-Cebert Wealth-Bill 4-6 2-Great Clips-Paul 3-7 Lions Club Christmas tree 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 secure 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! Trashy fashionsAs most of you recall, each year the Lions Club puts on a very popular annual fashion show. Another fashion show is planned, but with a unique twist! The models will be wearing fashions that are made of recyclable materials! The OTOW Lions Club first recycled Trashy fashion show is scheduled for April 12. Club members will not be the models; instead, members of the communitys other clubs (and not just OTOW clubs) and organizations will create and model their own trashy outfits and will be competing against each other for one of three cash prizes: $1,000, $500, and $300. The money will be donated to the charity of the winners choice. Details in regards to what materials may be used in these trashy outfits, submission procedures, etc. should be available to you by mid-December. Does YOUR club or organization have what it takes to win this exciting contest? Look for further information in this newspaper and in the weekly South Marion Citizens column, OTOW Happenings. You may also contact PDG Lion Estelle Clark at pdgestelle@yahoo.com (352-861-7358) or me at ejh2025@gmail.com at any time. Sports, upcoming club events highlight action at OTOW OTOW HAPPENINGS All dinners are open to the public in the dining hall Saturday Breakfast is served from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Donation is $4. The Mens Auxiliary will serve shrimp and wing baskets with coleslaw and fries on Dec. 7 from 4 to 6 p.m. After the Dec. 7 date, dinner will resume in January. The fish fry held on the second and fourth Friday will not be serving until Jan. 11. The VFW Post 4781 Holiday Party will take place on Saturday, Dec.28. The Holiday 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 dinner, the comedy show sponsored by VFW Post 4781 will feature Carol Nelson Krazy Carol, a recording artist from Sarasota. Along with the comedy show, the evenings entertainment will include music and dancing. Tickets for all of the events are $20 per person. There are pre-sale tickets only as no tickets will be sold at the door. Tickets can be purchased in the Canteen daily beginning at noon. There are limited tickets! Bingo is open to the public each Monday and Thursday with early bird specials starting at 1:30. Lunch is available. Members and guests (non-members must be signed in by a VFW Post 4781 member) Monday Night Bar Bingo is played in the Canteen from 6 to 8. Food is available. Join us for Karaoke on Friday, Dec. 7 from 6 to 10 p.m. with Dave Hulburt and on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 7 to 11 p.m. with Mr. October. Canteen Lunches are served Monday through Friday from opening to 3. Fridays feature is Bobs steak and cheese. Hall Rental Rental includes a non-smoking hall with catering and kitchen services available. The reasonable rates vary based on specific needs. 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Has a new roof and newer air carpet and tile on floors, walk-in closets, large eat-in kitchen, formal dining room, very open and bright living room. Home is a pleasure to show move in condition. 14/9 glass-enclosed lanai. Located in a 55+ community. MLS 380368 $81,000 3/2/2 HOME has laminate floor in house and features a split bedroom plan. Large 10/20 Florida room. Modern kitchen with Corrain counter top new cabinets, newer appliances, new sink, newer roof and air. The house is move-in condition, lots of storage located in a guarded 55+ community two pools and clubhouses. MLS382431 $71,500 2/2/1 HOME with carpet and tile, inside layn dry, screen lanai to enjoy the back yard, newer roof. Located in gated 55+ community, great retirement home or winter home. Appliances included. MLS #375557 $49,900 MAGNIFICENT 3/2/2 WINDMILL MODEL featuring split bedrooms and a 12/24 in-ground pool with cage and solar heated. 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sires, thus losing sight of the needs of others. A person who tries to get through life by looking out for himself or herself first is invariably frustrated. Often this person views life as a competition to determine who can accumulate more. On the other hand, those who are concerned for the well being of others are happier, more content, and more satisfied. By giving without expecting, they in turn receive the things they need. Giving is a simple concept that works every time it is applied. There will be people who don't appreciate what you do, but it doesn't matter. You are giving without anticipating anything in return. Besides, there will be many more who are thankful for your efforts. If you don't treat others well, buying a gift won't compensate for your behavior. The recipient might like what you give them but it won't make up for your actions. You can't bribe someone to forgive the way you treat them with a present. The best gift you can receive is the joy of making someone else happy. Being unselfish is a wonderful way to live. When you give with no ulterior motives, your actions are seen as genuine. Should you expect something in return, your behavior is always suspect. We all know people who do nice things only when they want something in return. Make giving a daily routine. Don't start and end with the holiday season. Every day is a good day to do something nice. When people feel good due to your actions, you can't help but feel happy yourself. And that is priceless. The most significant action you can take is having a positive impact on the lives of others. Bryan is the author of "Dare to Live Without Limits." Visit www.DareToLiveWithoutLimits.com or your bookstore. Bryan is a self-development expert, syndicated columnist, and professor. E-mail Bryan at bryan@columnist.com. Friday, December 7, 2012 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com 10 ~ Friday, December 7, 2012 www.smcitizen.com GOLDEN CONTINUED FROM PAGE 9 I will confess right up front to a certain degree of confusion. The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage will corroborate this confession. So many things confuse me; I am not sure where to begin, and once I begin, where in the world will it stop? I have been married for over 41 years but I must confess, not to the same woman. Oh yes, it is the same woman with the same name but it is not the same woman I married 41 years ago. Where is that young woman I married? When first married, I thought I knew everything there was to know about women and wives in particular. I do not know if it is the ensuing years but I am rather confused about this whole matter of being married. I suppose that is the mystery of romance. If you ever figure it out it loses its charm. Romance without charm is just an old man and an old woman who have lived together for 41 years. That is just one area of confusion. I harbor no aspiration of unconfusing my level of confusion in that area. There are other areas I could work on that might be a little more productive in this regard. An area particularly that has me greatly confused is the Christmas season with all the Christmas decorations including the ominous Christmas tree. Oh, how I love that old Christmas tree and decorating it and celebrating the whole Christmas spirit. What has been confusing me for the last several years is this uncertainty about the season. Some people do not want to call it the Christmas season; rather they refer to it as the holiday season. What I want to know is, what holiday are we celebrating in December? I know the holiday we celebrate in November, and the other holidays sprinkled throughout the year. In July, for example, nobody calls it a holiday parade. It is the Fourth of What does a holiday tree celebrate? O UT TO PASTOR J S Rev. James L. 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July parade, for Petes sake! In February, nobody calls it a holiday banquet. It is a Valentines banquet. Just so everybody knows, nobody will catch me singing a holiday carol. I suppose with all the holidays in this country throughout the year it would be simpler just to call everything a holiday. That would simplify things and help those who cannot keep up with the calendar. I am all for that. It seems the only squabbling that goes on is during the month of December. Actually, the squabbling begins before our turkey dinner has finished digesting. Maybe some people get too much turkey in their system and it clouds their thinking. All they have to do is squabble about something and so the only thing in front of them is the Christmas season. I get that. What I do not get is the level of anger directed in this direction. It would seem that the Christmas season offers a huge threat to our society. We cannot call our Christmas tree a Christmas tree; it has to be called a holiday tree. Everybody knows, the word Christmas tree is some kind of code inviting disaster on our society. I have never heard anybody define or describe what that disaster would look like. What amazes me is simply that this is a huge issue in some peoples minds. Nothing is more dangerous to society than this. The word Christmas carries with it more danger to our society than the ominous financial cliff we are facing, the threat of terrorism in our own country and Lindsay Lohan at 4 a.m. What is more confusing to me is that these people who are trying to protect our society from anything religious wants to substitute the word holiday for the word Christmas. It just shows the level of education in our country has not kept up with the times. I know it has been a long time since I have been in school, but I do know that certain words have certain definitions. Do the people who object to anything religious understand that the word holiday comes from the phrase holy day? I am not a PhD but I do know that the phrase holy day has religious roots. So, I am really confused along this line. On the one hand, we are not to use the word Christmas because of its religious connotations. At the same time, we are supposed to use the word holiday which in every dictionary in the land means holy day. I could be corrected along this line, but in my thinking the phrase, holy day has some very distinct religious roots. When I hear somebody complaining along this line, and they do it so vehemently, I have a question as to their sanity. It does not make sense to me. Christmas is a holy day but we are not allowed to think of it as a holy day just use the term holiday. Now I am really confused. Is it a holiday or a holy day? Is it sacred or is it secular? What holiday does a holiday tree really celebrate? I like what the apostle Paul wrote, Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the Sabbath days (Colossians 2:16 KJV). I will not allow any mans objections affect my celebration of the Christmas season. To quote from a great secular classic, God bless us, everyone.Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, Ocala.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. Friday, December 7, 2012 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 22 ~ Friday, December 7, 2012 www.smcitizen.com PASTORCONTINUED FROM PAGE 10 Moose Lodge activitiesDec. 7, Friday, Fish or Shrimp 5 to 7 p.m. David Baldwin Karaoke 6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 8, Saturday, Lasagna Dinner 5 to 7 p.m, Timeless Motion Entertainment 6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 9. Sunday, Bar Bingo 4 to 6 p.m., Football in the Social Quarters. Dec. 10, Monday, Moose Legion meeting 6 p.m., LOOM meeting 7 p.m. Coney Dogs all day. Dec. 11, Tuesday, Dart League at 5:45. Newcomers welcome. Moose Legion meat loaf dinner 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 12, Wednesday, officers meeting 6:30 p.m. Dec. 13, Thursday, Janice Neals International Greek Stew and Salad Dinner 5 to 7 p.m. Cards 1 p.m. Shuffleboard, 7 p.m. Dec. 14, Friday, Fish or Shrimp 5 to 7 p.m. Randy Stanley Karaoke 6 to 10 p.m. West Marion Moose Lodge 2356, open for members and qualified guests, is at 10411 S.W. 110th St., one mile north of State Road 200 across from Oak Run entrance. Phone 352-854-2200. Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com A recent NPR broadcast stated that our institutes of higher learning are graduating more lawyers than can find legal positions. That explains why there have been so many of them occupying Pun Alley pleading their cases. Today, we just have to let them have a hearing. A drip Discovering a leak in the bathroom, the lawyers secretary called the plumber, who fixed it in a matter of minutes. The bill, however, was so substantial that the lawyer called to complain. You werent here for more than ten minutes, he said, and I dont charge that much for an hour. I know, responded the plumber sympathetically. I didnt either, when I was a lawyer.Roasted A dog ran into a butcher shop and grabbed a roast off the counter. The butcher recognized the dog as belonging to a neighbor, who happened to be a lawyer. Incensed by the theft, the butcher called up his neighbor and said, If your dog stole a roast from my butcher shop, would you be liable for the cost of the meat? Of course. How much was the roast? $13.98. A few days later, the butcher received a check in the mail for $13.98. Attached to it was an invoice that said, Legal Consultation Service: $250.Fair?Taking his seat in chambers, the judge faced the opposing lawyers. I have been presented by both of you with a bribe, the judge began. Both lawyers squirmed uncomfortably. You, Attorney Leoni, gave me $15,000. And you, Attorney Campos, gave me $10,000. The judge handed a check to Leoni. Now, then, Im returning $5,000, and we are going to decide this case solely on its merits. Briefs The out-of-work lawyer took his own clothes to a Laundromat in a brief case. Two very rich people got divorced, and their lawyers lived happily ever after. We have 35 million laws to enforce the Ten Commandments. This lawyer helped a woman lose a hundred eighty pounds of fat. He got her a divorce. A bartender tried to give his lawyer a retainer of some whiskey. The lawyer counted the bottles and said, Theres only seven bottles. I cant make a case out of that. True storiesKetchum and Cheathum was a well-known New York law firm in 1880. The firms name was later changed to I. Ketchum and U. Cheatham. The lawyers were Israel Ketchum and Uriah Cheatham. Abel Crook was once a prominent Manhattan lawyer. Go for broke!Although the evidence is against me, said the man charged with a crime, Ive got $50,000 in cash to fight the case with. Youll never go to prison with that kind of money, the lawyer assured him. And he didnt, before he entered prison the lawyer had the $50,000. Dead? It was one of the most gruesome cases ever to come before the court in the small town, and if found guilty, the defendant would spend the rest of his life behind bars. The case had not been proceeding well for the defense because the circumstantial evidence was quite compelling. The only chance the lawyer had was to cast some doubt in the minds of the jurors. His only hope was to attack the testimony of the medical examiner. Lawyer: And prior to declaring the victim dead, did you check his pulse? Doctor: no. Lawyer: Did you perform CPR? Doctor: no. Lawyer: Did you do anything to determine if the victim was still alive prior to declaring him dead? Doctor: no. Lawyer: Then, Doctor, isnt it possible that prior to your declaring the victim dead that, in fact he may have been alive, and that it was your negligence that caused the death? Doctor: Aside from the fact that his brain was in a jar, I suppose he could have been out somewhere practicing law.Heaven can waitA lawyer arrived at the pearly gates and St. Peter said, Normally, we dont let you people in here, but youre in luck. We have a special this week. You go to hell for the length of time you were alive, then you get to come back to heaven for eternity. The lawyer replied, Ill take the deal. St. Peter said, OK, that will be 212 years in hell. The lawyer said, What are you talking about? Im 65 years old. St. Peter said, Up here we go by billing hours. Plenty of lawyers are pleading their cases P UN ALLEY D F Dick Frank Guide Dog Foundation needs volunteers The Guide Dog Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides guide dogs to blind individuals without cost, is seeking volunteers to raise a puppy from seven weeks until one year of age. After this time the puppy will return to the Foundation for formal training as a guide dog for the blind or as a service dog for a disabled veteran. No previous dog training experience is needed, however, patience and a love of dogs is required. All veterinarian expenses are fully covered. For further information call Lillian Pollice at 352-687-4335 or the Guide Dog Foundation at 1-800-548-4337. Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com This Certificate is Good for One (1) FREE Eyebrow Wax Limited to 1st 50 appts. Coupon Expires 1/15/13 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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Dunkin Donuts, Americas favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, has partnered with Autism Speaks, the world s leading autism science and advocacy organization, to collect donations through Dec. 16 just in time for the holidays. Participating Dunkin Donuts restaurants in Florida include Alachua, Brevard Collier, Lee, Marion, Seminole and Volusia counties. During the twoweek promotion, a portion of the proceeds will also benefit the Southeast chapter of the Dunkin Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation (DDBRCF). The mission of The DDBRCF is to serve our neighborhoods by supporting initiatives that address hunger, safety and childrens health. Autism is the nations fastest-growing serious developmental disability. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 1 in 88 children are born with an autism-spectrum disorder. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by communication difficulties, social and behavioral challenges, as well as repetitive behaviors. Boys are four times more likely than girls to have autism and with no cure or detection, autism receives less than 5 percent of the research funding of many less prevalent childhood diseases. Autism Speaks is thrilled to be partnering with Dunkin Donuts, said Tracy Wilbanks, Southeast regional director for Autism Speaks. We are truly grateful for their leadership and impact this campaign will have on the local community. During the campaign, $1 donations will be collected to support Autism Speaks and The DDBRCF at all participating locations. For each donation, guests will receive a Community Cup to sign and display in the restaurant. Fifty percent of the proceeds will be donated to help fund critical autism research, family services and advocate for the needs of individuals with autism and their families in local communities. The remaining fifty percent will be donated to The DDBRCF and will be designated for grants to local charities in the Southeast that focus on hunger relief, safety and childrens health. Its amazing to realize that Dunkin Donuts can truly make a difference in our local communities, especially knowing that a $1 donation will provide five and a half meals to our neighbors through Feeding South Florida, said George McAllan, Florida field operations director for Dunkin Donuts. Through The Dunkin Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation (DDBRCF), we are committed to giving back to the communities where we live and work, and look forward to further supporting local charities in the Southeast that focus on hunger relief, safety and childrens health. Friday, December 7, 2012 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com 12 ~ Friday, December 7, 2012 www.smcitizen.com T ickets for the Oak Run Ballroom Dance Clubs holiday dinner-dance are still available. All Oak Run residents are invited to this festivity. Tickets will be sold at the Palm Grove Club on Dec. 9 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets for club members are $16, and for guests the price is $19. Please pay by check only. The dinner-dance will be held on Dec. 16 the Palm Grove Club. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m. followed by dancing until 9:30 p.m. Music will be provided by the popular DJ team of Gail Keicher-Todaro and Alan Anscombe. Royal Oaks Golf Club will serve a delicious meal of roast beef with potatoes and turkey with dressing. Salad, green beans, rolls, orange cake, and coffee or tea complete the menu. For more information call Naomi at 352-2917507. New Years Eve DanceNew Years Eve is fast approaching. Ambassadors Some Enchanted Evening Dance featuring music by Diane & Mitch is scheduled for that date from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Check your December Oak Run Newsletter and future Oak Run columns in the Citizen for ticket sale dates.TroubadoursWe have a song in our heart and are ready to practice for our annual spring concert which will be held again in April. We have some beautiful songs this year and you will be pleasantly surprised at the variety, some new arrangements and some from times past, but your evening will be heartwarming and magical. Remember our practice will begin right after New Years on Thursday, Jan. 3, from 1 to 3 p.m. in Palm Grove Be there by 12:45 p.m. to pick up your music. We are still interested in sopranos and altos and it is not too late to call Dr. Mary Beth Lake if you are interested. Oak Run Travel We still have tickets available for the following shows: Trip 9, Hooray for Hollywood on Feb. 12 at the Peabody Auditorium in Daytona Beach. Call John and Marion Mowen for tickets. Trip 10, The Vienna Boys Choir on Feb. 13 at the Phillips Center in Gainesville. Call Ed and Emma Barry for tickets. Trip 11, The Buddy Holly Story on Feb. 17 at the Ice House Theatre in Mount Dora. Call Dick and Elsa Berbig for tickets. Remember to call our trip hosts for information and tickets on any of our trips. Bob and Cindy Kocher still have a few cabins available on their September 2013 cruise to Rome, Venice and the Greek Islands. Call them for information or a brochure. So Youve Finished Writing Your Book. Now What? Oak Run resident Mary Ellen Barchi will be giving a class on Dec. 10 for Master the Possibilities at On Top Of The World. So Youve Finished Your BookThe Agent Query Process And What To Do In The Meantime, is an introduction to the next step toward traditional publishing through representation by a literary agent. Hopefully, this beginners course will give attendees the basic tools needed to start the agent query process or at least prepare them for what lies ahead when theyre ready. Register at: www.masterthepossibilities.com. Bocce Openings If youre new in Oak Run, a snowbird, or a winter renter, youre eligible to join our bocce team. We have openings on the 9 a.m. team on Tuesday. No experience needed. Call Pat Kreideweis at 3522911456, if interested. Royal Oaks Lady NinersOn Tuesday, Nov. 27 we played Low Net in Flights. It was a beautiful autumn day and it was so nice to see our snowbird members back from spending their summer up north. The winners were: First Flight 1st Place, Jan Tennant, 2nd Place, Elsa Berbig, 3rd Place, Joanne Ellis; Second Flight 1st Place, Lynn Houghton, 2nd Place, Janet Tully, 3rd Place tie, BJ Lassiter and Judy Klein; Third Flight 1st Place, Rhonda Leblanc, 2nd Place, Mary Kay Frandsen, 3rd Place, Barb Scozzafava. Joan OBrien was closest to the pin on hole #6. Royal Oaks Ladies GolfOn Nov. 29 we played low net and in Flight A Elsa Berbig was 1st., BJ Lassiter 2nd., Sally Crass 3rd. In Flight B 1st. was Ray Stover, 2nd. Ilene Simnowitz, 3rd. Eleanor Cerlenko. Closest to pin #3 was BJ Lassiter. Dont forget your payment for the yearly dues. Royal Oaks Mens Golf Nov. 30 was another beautiful day in sunny Florida, and 43 players turned out for the weekly game, which was three best net. The winners with a score of 197 were Stan Weckstein, Vince Connolly, Tom Ducz, and Joe Paller. Second with a 199 were Dick Blackburn, John Terry, Old Tom Morris, and Clint Johnson. Third with a 201 were Dale Wurzburger, Ken Frandsen, Ed Simnowitz, and Dick Spano. Closest to the pin on the par threes were John Terry, Bruce Stover, John Foutty, and Jim Kennedy. Dont forget to get your dues in for 2013 as soon as possible. John Terry, the incoming president, has lined up a great schedule of tournaments that you all will enjoy playing. ORWGAAlthough the weather wasnt very pleasant the morning of Nov. 15, we had a good turnout! The winners in each flight are listed in order of finish. Flight A: June Dickbernd, Sue Marentette, Jennie Buccella. Flight B: Annette Carini, Sue Elie, Donna Huffman. Flight C: Debbie Palmer, Janet Sutphen, Kate Lott. Flight D: Nancy Reichenbacher, Sharon Serivens, Ann Hurr. Closest to the pin: Sue Marentette. Chip-in: Joan Klier The winners of the Nov. 30 low net tournament are listed in order of finish in each flight. Flight A: Karen Schuelke, Joan Klier, Connie Bingham. Flight B: Jennie Buccella, Marlena Yaich, June Dickbernd. Flight C: Nancy Reichenbacher, Norma Rombach, Terri Feeley. Flight D: Sharon Scrivens, Ann Hurr, Mary Golab. Closest to the pin: Gail Barclay. Chip-ins: Connie Bingham, Mary Golab, Joan Klier, Ruby Shepard. Ballroom Dance Clubs holiday dinner-dance tickets available O AK RUN C W Carol AnnWheeler Dunkin Donuts raising funds to fight autism Read the classifieds Superintendent George Tomyn has named new principals at two elementary schools thanks to the departure of another principal and resulting domino effect. Ryan Bennett is the new principal at Shady Hill Elementary in Southeast Marion County. Bennett replaces Donna Cress, who left public education for the private sector. Bennett joined the district in 1998 as a special needs teacher at Romeo Elementary then transferred in 2006 to Maplewood Elementary as assistant principal. Stacy Houston replaces Bennett as principal at Anthony Elementary in Northeast Marion County. She joined the district in 1997 as a first-grade teacher at Belleview Elementary, where she was also a reading coach. Schools get new leaders L atkes, presents, dreidles, jelly donuts. But what would Chanukah be without the menorah? A lot has to do with history, symbolism and a miracle. Back in the days when the Israelites were wanderers in the wilderness on the way to the Promised Land, God commanded Bezalel to design a candelabrum or lampstand (Ex.25: 31) to be placed in the Tabernacle (the Israelites portable sanctuary) to serve as a visible symbol of Gods presence. Later in history when the Israelites reached the Promised Land and established Jerusalem for their capital and holy city, the menorah proudly stood in the First Temple. It was made of pure gold with seven branches or arms and ten such items were found in the Temple. Each night the Priests would fill the cups, located at the ends of the arms, with specially prepared fine, beaten olive oil. In the morning, they would trim the wicks and add fresh oil, thus producing an eternal light, that is one that would never be extinguished. This practice continued into the days of the Second Temple when one menorah graced the Temple along with a few copies. It was one of those copies that was taken by the Romans with the conquest of Judea and is depicted on the Arch of Titus in Rome. It was at this point in history, that the menorah disappeared with theories ranging from priests hiding the precious object beneath the Temple Mount to Crusaders bringing it to Byzantium. While the actual menorah may be lost in history, its symbolism is kept alive today in the joyous festival of Chanukah. According to legend, after the Maccabees made their triumphal entry into Jerusalem after defeating the Syrian Greeks in 165 B.C.E, they needed to rededicate the Holy Temple, which had been defiled with pagan sacrifice. As the story goes, the soldiers found only one small cruse of ritually pure oil in which to kindle the menorah, the Eternal Light of Israels faith. When the menorah was kindled, it miraculously burned for eight days until more pure olive oil could be procured. While this makes for a beautiful story, historically it most likely never happened in quite this manner. Most historians believe that the small reference to the Chanukah miracle as found in the Talmud was added by the rabbis who did not want to glorify a military victory, even though it saved Judaism from extinction. The most likely explanation for the eight-day celebration of Chanukah came from the fact that because of the fighting for religious freedom, the Jewish soldiers had been unable to observe the eight-day harvest festival of Sukkot. By making Chanukah an eight-day feast, they could also make up for time lost and keep Sukkot in spirit. Today, the candleholders we use for the Chanukah festival are called chanukiyot (singular, chanukiyah) Unlike the original menorah, this candleholder has eight cup holders plus another one slightly above the others for the shammas or servant candle. This is a special ritual so that the lights of the chanukiyah are not diminished or used for illumination but rather to publish the miracle, i.e. to promote the symbolism of the holiday of religious freedom and the light of goodness and peace. And as the candles are added each evening, the beautiful candles of the chanukiyah fills each Jewish home with its special, holy glow. There are those that maintain that the menorah is a symbol of Israels mission to be a light unto the nations. (Isaiah 42:6) This mission was not to be obtained by force but by setting a moral and ethical example to the world. This vision is highlighted in a vision by the prophet Zechariah 4:1-6. In this prophecy, Zechariah sees a vision of the menorah and God tells him: Not by might, nor by power but by My spirit. It is the very passage read in synagogues today during the Sabbath of Chanukah. Every Jewish home has at least one chanukiyah. They may be of silver, brass, ceramic, clay or other materials. They may be heirlooms, recent acquisitions or those received as gifts. Themes can be traditional, modern or even whimsical as the special Mickey Mouse and Friends one recently gifted to me by friends. To be kosher, they all must have eight cup holders and one extra for the shammas. For those of you that like things big, check out the huge chanukiyah erected each year in the southeast corner of Central Park in New York City. On each of the nights of Chanukah, a cherry picker lights each of the candles in this 32 feet high, 4,000-pound chanukiyah. May the light and warmth of the Chanukah lights fill every home with peace and love. Happy Chanukah. (Chanukah begins on Dec. 8, 2012 at sundown) The Menorah and the Holiday of Chanukah J UDI S JOURNAL J S Judi Siegal 000DELC 000DFO0 W i s d o Family Medicine Wisdo is Welcoming NEW PATIENTS! (352) 622-9007 Call Today For Appointment Providing Comprehensive Healthcare For The Entire Family Monday Friday 8 A M 5 P M Christine A. 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If you witnessed this accident, or know of anyone who did, please contact me at 352-873-0184 between the hours of 6 A.M. and 9 P.M., or any other time and leave a message. If you did witness this accident I would be grateful if you could contact me at your earliest convenience. THANK YOU.

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Southwest Christian A series of sermons on The People at the Manger by Interim Minister Peter Bunch continues Sunday mornings at 10:30 through the Christmas season. The series follows a 9:30 Sunday school program for all ages. On Dec. 16 church members will present a Christmas musical, There is Peace in the World Tonight. The program begin at 6 p.m. with light refreshment following. The public is invited. A candlelight Christmas Eve service is set for Dec. 24 at 6 p.m. All women of the area are invited to attend a Christmas Womens Fellowship on Tuesday, Dec. 19 at 10:45 a.m. It will be followed by a Beth Moore Bible Study. Participants are asked to bring a sack lunch. The churchs seniors ministry, the Golden Servants will meet on Friday, Jan 25 at 6 p.m. The public is invited to the carry-in dinner and a showing of a video by humorist Jeanne Robertson. Southwest Christian Church is at 9045 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. For more information call 352-2366023. Church of the AdventThe young people of Advent are planning a Christmas Pageant on Dec. 24 at 5 p.m. in conjunction with the Family Christmas Eve Mass. The pageant, A Child of Might is based on those presented in Ole England by Guild Members who stood on the street in front of the Anglican church during Advent and acted out the story of Jesuss birth to those passing on the street. Rehearsals are full swing and the production is the result of many hands and hearts. It promises to be memorable. All are welcome to attend. Church of the Advent is located on County Road 484, about one mile west of State Road 200 just across from the fire station. For further information contact the church at 352465-7272. Joy Lutheran ChurchAdvent began 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 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 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 Nazarene Advent schedule: Morning Worship Advent Sermon series at 10:30 a.m.: 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. 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.Congregation Beth Israel Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala will hold a Chanukah party on Sunday, Dec. 9, at 4:30 p.m. at the Collins Center, 9401 Highway 200, Building 300 in Ocala. The event will celebrate the Festival of Lights with the traditional lighting of the Chanukah candles, piano entertainment by Sally SmithAdams, former player in the Catskills and a festive meal catered by Too Jays featuring roast brisket of beef and potato latkes, (pancakes) vegetable and an array of desserts. The cost is $18. Please RSVP to Estelle (352-861-2542) to make a reservation. Congregation Beth Israel is the only Reconstructionist Jewish community in the 200 corridor and welcomes all to come and experience the joy and warmth of this Friday, December 7, 2012 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 20 ~ Friday, December 7, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Attend the worship service of your choice... Religion PLEASESEERELIGION PAGE14 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 103 rd St Pi ne R un OT OW 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 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 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. 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problems that might not be covered by their vehicles warranties. Five manufacturers (BMW, Chrysler, Nissan, Toyota and Volkswagen) are on record saying their warranties will not cover fuel-related claims caused by the use of E15. Seven additional automakers (Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo) have stated that the use of E15 does not comply with the fuel requirements specified in their owners manuals and may void warranty coverage. The only vehicles currently approved by automakers to use E15 are flex-fuel models, 2001 model-year and newer Porsches, 2012 model-year and newer GM vehicles and 2013 model-year Ford vehicles. These approvals extend only to cars, lightduty trucks and mediumduty passenger vehicles (SUVs). The use of E15 is expressly prohibited in heavy-duty vehicles, boats, motorcycles, power equipment, lawn mowers and off-road vehicles. The sale and use of E15 should be suspended until additional gas pump labeling and consumer education efforts are implemented to mitigate problems for motorists and their vehicles, added Bakewell. Consumers should carefully read pump labels and know their auto manufacturers recommendations to help prevent any problems from E15. AAA urges fuel producers and regulators to do a better job of educating consumers about potential dangers before selling E15 gasoline. This outreach should include a consumer education campaign and more effective pump labels, among other potential safeguards to protect consumers and their vehicles. AAA also recommends additional testing to conclusively determine the impact of E15 use on vehicle engines and fuel system components. At least 10 gas stations currently sell E15 and that number is expected to grow, which means now is the time to suspend sales before more retailers begin offering the fuel. The EPA in June officially approved the sale of E15 after receiving a waiver request from producers interested in expanding the use of corn-based ethanol. Despite objections by auto manufacturers, the EPA approved the use of E15 gasoline in flex-fuel vehicles and 2001 model year and newer cars, light-duty trucks and medium-duty passenger vehicles and SUVs. AAA urges consumers to follow the recommendations of manufacturers to truly protect themselves from voided warranties or potential damage. AAA supports the development and use of alternative fuels. More than 95 percent of the gasoline sold in the United States contains up to 10 percent ethanol. Lower ethanol blends should remain available to consumers while the challenges with E15 are addressed. The survey findings related to consumer knowledge of E15 are from a telephone survey conducted among a national probability sample of 1,012 adults comprising 504 men and 508 women 18 years of age and older, living in private households in the continental United States. Friday, December 7, 2012 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 14 ~ Friday, December 7, 2012 www.smcitizen.com the Citizen Maintain the health of your business Advertise in M AINTAIN THE H EALTH OF Y OUR B USINESS Advertise in festival with the Beth Israel community. Congregation Beth Israel is under the guidance of the Jewish Reconstructionist Federation. It is a liberal, inclusive, progressive community. For further information, visit our website: wwwbethisraelocala.org or contact Judi at 352-237-8277. Christs Church of Marion County Sunday, Dec. 9: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, Childrens Ministry Happy Birthday Jesus, 10:30 a.m. Friendship Fellowship Luncheon Christmas Favorites follows. Tuesday, Dec. 11: Womens Crafts and Fellowship, 9 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14: Womens Ministry Christmas Dinner, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, Worship Choir Christmas Musical Presentation Changed by a Baby Boy, 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 352-8616182, website is www.ccomc.org.Friendship Baptist ChurchServices at Friendship Baptist Church on Dec. 9 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 seasonal Bible message. Mrs. Linda Brown will lead the choir and special musical numbers in worship and praise. At the evening service at 6 p.m., Evangelist Jimmy Davis will bring the message. On Wednesday, the midweek Bible study and Teen Impact will meet at 7 p.m. On Friday, Dec. 14 the Sunday School and Choir Christmas party will be at Nina Covans home at 5:30. Dec 17 the Ladies Bible Study will be at Linda Browns home 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. 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 352-8736779 or 352-237-2309. Countryside PresbyterianCountryside Presbyterian Church will introduce 10 new members at its worship service celebrating the Second Sunday in Advent on Dec. 9 at 10:30 a.m. The church is at 7768 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. A candlelight, carol and communion service will take place on Christmas Eve, Monday, Dec. 24 at 4:30 p.m. at Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. For further information, please call 352-237-4633. First United MethodistOn Christmas Eve, First United Methodist Church of Ocala will offer three services: two traditional services at 4 and 7 p.m. in the sanctuary with harp, organ, Kids Choir, Chancel Choir, and Instrumental Ensemble and a contemporary service at 5:30 with Praise Band and Kids Choir in the Family Life Center. All three services will include child care in the nursery and candlelight and communion. The youth will present a live nativity in the courtyard 15 minutes before the 7 p.m. service. Everyone is cordially invited! First United Methodist Church is at 1126 East Silver Springs Blvd. (State Road 40) diagonally across the boulevard from the old Ritz Hotel. For further information: 352-622-3244 or www.fumcocala.org or wayne@fumcocala.org. St. Jude CatholicCreole Masses for the Haitians in our community are celebrated every second and fourth Sunday of the month at 5 p.m. The next dates are Dec. 9 and Dec. 23. The St. Jude venue for used items, Anthonys Attic, will not be open or accepting donations during the month of December. Fr. Miguel Gonzalez, from St. John Vianney parish in Orlando, will be presenting our Advent Mission this year. Sessions will be in both English and Spanish. The Spanish will follow the 12:30 p.m. Mass on Dec. 9 while the English will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 22. A special celebration, Retablo, will be held following the 12:30 Mass on Sunday, Dec. 23. The Spanish Posada celebration will take place every evening at 6:30 Dec. 15 through Dec. 23. A Mass will be celebrated only on Dec. 15 and Dec. 23. Christmas Masses start on Dec. 24 with the Childrens Mass at 5 p.m. At 9:30 p.m., the choirs will present a Christmas music program. Following this, Mass will be celebrated at 10 p.m. On Christmas day there are two Masses. The first is at 9 a.m. in English and at 11 a.m. a Mass in Spanish will be celebrated. A Happy and Blessed Christmas is wished for all. RELIGION CONTINUED FROM PAGE 13 ETHANOL CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 BY LAUREN WEBBER The holiday season has arrived! For some of us, this is the most wonderful time of the year. For the rest of us, visions of credit card debt and to-do lists dance in our heads. In order to prevent a stressful holiday season, follow these five simple guidelines: Plan ahead: The holidays are the same time of the year, every yearso theres no reason to treat the season as an unexpected burden or expense. If you are celebrating with others, determine early-on who will play host this year. Communicate as much as possible to avoid last-minute arrangements. Create a realistic budget for gifts, entertaining and travel But remember, a budget is only helpful if you can stick to it! Shop early: Take advantage of annual discount shopping days, and consider seasonal specials. Not only is winter the best time to score steep discounts on exercise equipment and televisions, but you can also purchase off-season merchandise, such as summer apparel and garden accessories, at a fraction of the usual cost. Use the Internet to help you shop around for your wish list items. Websites like PriceGrabber.com, Nextag.com, Bizrate.com and Pricewatch.com allow you to compare prices from several different retailers and link to the price that best suits your budget. Get creative: Nothing says I care like a gift from the heart. Taking the time to decide what your recipient would appreciate, followed by crafting the gift means you put a lot of thought into making your loved one feel special. Theres a catch, thoughgift-making takes time, so dont spend too long browsing homemade gift ideas on Pinterest.com! Travel stress-free: If youre traveling this season, understand your airlines limitations and rules for checked and carry-on baggage. Prepare for your trip by checking the weather in your destination and packing accordingly. Be smart about traveling locally, too. In a crowded parking lot, make sure you drive slowly, triple check for pedestrians and other cars, and park strategically. Enjoy yourself: All of your hard work and effort for the holiday season will simply not matter if you do not have a good time. Enjoy yourself, your friends and family. Squeeze some exercise into your busy schedule if time permitsthis will provide you with a stress relief and an endorphin boost. And if the stuffing hits the fan, just breathe. Lauren Webber is an AARP communications intern. The AARPs stress-free guide to the holidays Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com 352-622-3937 museumeyecare@live.com Dr. James A. Muse B o a r d C e r t i f i e d Board Certified O p t o m e t r i c P h y s i c i a n Optometric Physician Our commitment to personalized eyecare... Your eyes are our masterpiece. No Technicians, No Opticians, Just You and the Doctor Heath Brook Commons (next to Publix) 5400 SW College Rd/Highway 200, Suite 106, Ocala, FL 34474 Eyecare hours are: M T TH F 8:30 -5:00; W 1:00-6:00 Select Sat. are available Medicare, United Health Care, BC/BS Providers 000DF56 000D5LY Dr. Stubrud, Dr. Sands and Dr. Simpson Chiropractic, Massage, Acupuncture N 1/4 Mi. SR 200 103rd St. Rd. www.downtownchiropractic.us 8484 SW 103rd St. Rd. Massage Therapy License #MM 20064 352-732-2745 We take Medicare, Blue Cross, Auto, & Most Health Insurance C o u n t r y s i d e M e d i c a l Countryside Medical Family Practice Dr. Lee, D.O. Dr. Peterzell, D.O. Daphne R. 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Friday, December 7, 2012 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 18 ~ Friday, December 7, 2012 www.smcitizen.com FAMILY FEATURES D ont think you have time to make a delicious meal for your busy family? Think again; with these handy tips and easy recipes which call for just four ingredients you can get a satisfying supper on the table in no time. Make it even easier by including Minute Steamers into your familys favorite meals, for wholesome, hearty, time-saving dishes everyone will love. Use these tips to make meal prep easier during busy nights: STOCK UP Always keep some basic ingredients on hand to make last-minute cooking a lot easier. Frozen vegetables Can be served as a side or added to soups and rice dishes. Broth Beef, chicken and vegetable broths can be used to make soups and sauces, and to add flavor when cooking vegetables and rice. Add-ins Nuts, sesame seeds, parsley, dried fruit and cheese can be added to main dishes, sides and salads to make them even more flavorful and nutritious. TIME SAVERS Take advantage of grocery items that do some of the work for you. Frozen rice For a tasty side or a starter for a full meal, try Minute Steamers exceptionalquality, flavorful rice that heats in the microwave in a self-ventilating steamable bag. It only takes four minutes to have one of six varieties on your dinner table. Pre-cut vegetables Save some prep time by using pre-cut vegetables. Give them a quick wash and theyre ready to use. Pre-seasoned ingredients Look for canned, diced tomatoes with garlic and onions, cheese made with jalapeo, or marinated chicken or pork cuts. These are all ways to add flavor without adding time. PLAN AHEAD If you have more time on the weekend, you can do some prep work to cut down on your weeknight cooking time. Prep ingredients Chop vegetables and shred cheese, and keep them in storage containers or resealable bags in the fridge. You can also brown ground beef and cut any meats into recipeready pieces. Herb cubes Put a tablespoon of chopped herbs in each well of an ice cube tray. Fill with either water or olive oil, then freeze. Once frozen, pop them out and store in a freezer bag youll have fresh herb flavor in a flash. Cook once, eat twice Double up on a recipe, then freeze one half for later. Or, plan a second meal around leftovers. For example, use Monday nights taco meat for Tuesday nights taco salad. For more delicious ways to get a speedy supper on thetableforyourfamily,visitwww.4ingredientmeals.com. Simple, Time-Saving Solutions to Spruce up RiceDont get caught in a dinner-as-usual rut here are some quick and easy ways you can add a little flair to the family meal, without spending hours preparing dinner: Citrus Rice To hot cooked white rice, add grated orange, lemon or lime zest for a fresh, lively taste. Nutty Rice To hot cooked brown rice, add peanuts, cashews, pine nuts or sunflower seeds; stir in dried cranberries or cherries for added flavor, texture and color. Portobello Mushroom Rice To hot cooked brown rice, add sauted chopped portobello mushrooms and toasted chopped pecans. Top with crumbled feta cheese. Basil Rice and Tomato Soup Serves: 4 (1 1/4 cups each) 1 bag Minute Steamers Brown Rice 1 jar (24 ounces) pasta sauce 1/2 cup heavy cream 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped Prepare rice according to package directions. In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine pasta sauce, cream and basil. Cover loosely and microwave on HIGH for 5 minutes, or until heated through. Stir in prepared rice. Tips: If a thinner soup is desired, add 1 cup heated chicken broth. Serve with cheese crostini and olive tapenade. Top with shredded Parmesan cheese. South of the Border Turkey DinnerServes: 4 1 bag Minute Steamers Brown Rice 1 pound ground turkey, cooked and crumbled 1 can (11 ounces) southwestern corn blend 1 cup prepared salsa Prepare rice according to package directions. In medium microwave-safe bowl, combine turkey, corn and salsa. Microwave on HIGH for 2 minutes. Stir in rice. Tips: Add 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese. Use as filling in tortillas and top with shredded lettuce and chopped tomatoes. Roll into burrito-sized tortillas and serve with sour cream.Cheesy Chicken Broccoli and Cheese CasseroleServes: 4 1 bag Minute Steamers Broccoli and Cheese Rice 1 can (10 3/4 ounces) cream of chicken soup 6 ounces (about 1 cup) cooked, diced chicken 1/2 cup milk Prepare rice according to package directions. In medium microwave-safe dish, combine soup, chicken and milk. Microwave on HIGH for 2 min utes. Stir in rice. Easy Arroz con PolloServes: 4 1 bag Minute Steamers Spanish Rice 1 cup frozen peas and carrots, thawed 1 small tomato, diced 6 ounces (about 1 cup) cooked, diced chicken 1/4 cup sliced Spanish olives, sliced 1 green onion, sliced Prepare rice according to package directions. In medium microwave-safe dish combine rice, peas and carrots, tomato and chicken. Microwave on HIGH for 2 minutes. Add olives. Tip: Garnish with green onions. Read the classifieds T he Golden Troupers of the Ocala Civic Theatre will present a program of holiday musical selections on Saturday, Dec. 15, at 4 p.m. in the Lifestyle Center. The Golden Troupers are one of the many popular programs offered to the community by the Ocala Civic Theatre. Tickets are on sale now and are $2 each with proceeds from this performance to benefit the theatres youth programs. Youre sure to enjoy this holiday performance, and at the same time support one of the jewels of our community.New Years tickets on sale nowDo you remember the best rock n roll music from the 50s and 60s; the high school sock hops in the gymnasium; the stroll and the twist? Rock n Roll Sock Hop is the theme of this years New Years Eve party. Dress is casual; or wear your poodle skirt, your black leather jacket, or saddle shoes with bobby socks and loafers. The music will be provided by Marty Krell, and songs will be played throughout the night chosen from a selection of 45s and 33 LP records featuring original artists. Enjoy stepping back in time with music for your dancing and listening pleasure. The evening will begin on New Years Eve, Dec. 31, at 8 p.m. in the Lifestyle Center, and tickets are on sale now at Tuesday Socials and in the Activities Office. They are $6 per person and include a special New Years toast, punch, sodas for mixers, party favors and ice. BYOB and a snack to share. Everyone is welcome, said Chairperson Merry Anne Krell. Were going to have prizes for a variety of contests, including door prizes and trivia. So couples and singles alike, please join in, and ring in the New Year with your friends and favorite memories. Volunteers decorate the LSC A dedicated group of volunteers came together Wednesday morning, Nov. 28, to decorate the Lifestyle Center for the season. With holiday music softly playing, trees were assembled and decorated, wreaths were hung, lights were strung, and a menorah and Nativity scene were carefully displayed in the lobby. Thanks to all those who came down to decorate the Lifestyle Center, both inside and out, as well as the Bowling Center and Guardhouse. You make the holidays more enjoyable for everyone.House decorating contest Theres still time to enter the Marion Landing House Decorating Contest, and you just may win a prize. This year, residents who would like their homes considered must sign up on the sheet posted on the Activity Wall hanging in the Lifestyle Center. You may sign up through Dec. 15; and decorations must be up and completed by Dec. 15. This will give Leta Simmons and Harry Therien plenty of time to take pictures of the registered houses. These photos will be on display in the Lifestyle Center from Dec. 24 through Dec. 31; and all homeowners are invited to vote for their favorite display. Ballots will be available during Tuesday Golden Troupers to perform Dec. 15 at the Lifestyle Center M ARION LANDING D B Diane Bress PLEASESEELANDING PAGE16 000DEGW 000DFBT Homosassa 5699 S. Suncoast Blvd. Janack Plaza 352-621-8000 Inverness 2036 Hwy. 44 West Colonial Plaza 352-586-7599 Ocala 2400 Sw College Road #206 352-873-0034

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Friday, December 7, 2012 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 16 ~ Friday, December 7, 2012 www.smcitizen.com TO ADVERTISE Call 854-3986 ADVERTISING morning Socials and in the Activities Office. The winners will be announced and prizes awarded at the Jan. 8 Tuesday morning Social. For more details, please see the flyer posted on the Activity Wall.Design a scarf workshopYou can still sign up for the new silk scarf-painting workshop. The workshop will be led by local artist and teacher Celeste Stadler and will take place on Thursday, Dec. 13, at 10 a.m. in the Craft Room. In this workshop, each participant will choose either a short or long 100 percent silk scarf to paint. You will learn the foil technique in order to accomplish intricate design with simple paint strokes. Salt is then added to create even more interest. A variety of brushes and colors of silk paint will be available, as well as complete instructions along with a demonstration. Join us at the Lifestyle Center for two hours of fun while we explore a new creative art form. Total cost of the workshop is $10 per scarf. Please sign up in advance on the sheet hanging on the Activity Wall.Motorcycle demo very informativeAfter the Tuesday Social on Nov. 20, a group of interested Marion Landing residents were on hand to hear from Marion County Sheriffs Office Traffic Deputy Paul Youmans, one of the seven MCSOs traffic deputies. Deputy Youmans demonstrated the mechanics of the police motorcycle and how they are used in traffic safety and law enforcement, showing residents all the bells and whistles that the police motorcycle sports, including the very important computer compartment. The Traffic Unit is very proactive and is always looking for new and innovative ways to enforce traffic laws. One of their goals is to educate citizens on the dangers of speeding, red light running, aggressive driving, DUI, and nonseatbelt compliance, with their number one goal to make Marion Countys roadways safe for the people who travel them. We give thanksThis years Thanksgiving Dinner at the Lifestyle Center was very successful with over 100 residents and their guests attending, sharing a wonderful thanksgiving meal and socializing afterwards. A very special thank you goes to those who gave their time and effort to make this day enjoyable for all: Joan Ritter (chair), Dave Ritter, Janice Wood, Lois and Don Norris, Ethel and George Taragna, Martha Nierenberg, Mary Jo Eggers, Ed Hendrickson, Rita Melenick, Larry Keables, John and Noreen Metzger, Kaz Sekurski, Norm Granier and Pat Steele. Travel newsIf you are interested in any of the trips listed below, details are available on the flyers posted on the Travel Board in the LANDINGCONTINUED FROM PAGE 15 PHOTO BY DIANE BRESSMarion Landing decorating volunteers: (back row, from left) Betty Williams, Linda Hefner, Bill Doudna, Ken Talbert, Ed DeMauex, Larry Keables, Mike Soter; (front row from left) Lorraine Moran, Lorraine Rusch (co-chair), Mary Jane Welsh, Liz Herrick (co-chair), Sharon Talbert, Rhea Rouquie, Frankie Trepac, Lorraine DeMauex, Joan Buzzek, Kathy Keables. Not shown: Ginny Dillon, Gordon Herrick, Sheldon Blumenthal, Dot Ott, Gina Moulthrop, Jerry Rae King, Sue Kiger, Martha Nierenberg, Harry Therien. PLEASESEELANDING PAGE17 Lifestyle Center, or you may call 237-7152 for more information. Trips are open to the general public if space allows. Be part of one of the first groups to sail aboard the brand new cruise ship Celebrity Reflection departing from Miami on Jan. 5, 2013, with stops in San Juan, St. Maarten and St. Kitts. Reservations are being accepted for this seven night Eastern Caribbean cruis.A $250 deposit will hold your space. Spend the holidays at the Beau Rivage in Biloxi. This Christmas trip will be Dec. 23 to 26 and is $189 per person, double occupancy and $259 for a single. The trip includes transportation, bus refreshments, prizes, bingo, movies, driver tips, hotel and baggage; two breakfast buffets per person; $25 free play at the Beau Rivage; and a visit to Boomtown with $5 free play and free lunch buffet. Check the flyer posted on the Travel Board for more details and to sign up. Reservations are being accepted for a day at Tampa Bay Downs on Feb. 15. Try your luck betting on the horses as well as enjoy a great meal. The cost is $54 per person, which includes clubhouse admission, racing program, trophy presentation in Winners Circle, and a hot buffet luncheon with carving station in the Clubhouse Turn Dining Room. Its a sure bet that youll have a great day. Do you like to plan ahead? Then mark your calendar for Jan. 19 to 26, 2014 (yes, thats 2014) for a western Caribbean cruise on Freedom of the Seas. You will visit ports in Labadee (Haiti), Jamaica, Grand Cayman and Cozumel. More information is listed on the Travel Board. If youre thinking about taking a vacation in the spring of 2014, our Travel Club has made plans for a terrific European riverboat cruise on the Elbe River. Enjoy time in Berlin, Dresden, Wittenberg and Prague and includes 7 nights aboard the M/S River Allegro, which was built specifically for cruising the Elbe, and was recently refurbished with the travelers needs and comfort in mind. More details on this spectacular trip are listed in the brochure posted on the Travel Board. Diane Bress is Marion Landings Activities Director and an employee of Leland Management, Inc. LANDINGCONTINUED FROM PAGE 16 PHOTO BY DIANE BRESSMCSO Traffic Deputy Paul Youmans explains various components of the police motorcycle to Marion Landing residents in a demonstration after the Nov. 20 Social. Marions Most Wanted Nathan Kyle Acevedo, 23, felony violation of probation give false verification of ownership to pawnbroker, fraudulent use of a personal identification information. Dennis Lee Anderson, 24, felony violation of probation, utter forged instrument, possession of 10 or more forged notes. Savannah Salome Cooper, 24, felony capias battery second offense, felony violation of probation uttering forged check, grand theft, driving while license revoked as habitual offender. Howard Lee Hill, 19, felony warrant aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, cruelty to animals. Anthony Ira Kamilovic, 46, felony violation of probation, felony driving while license suspended or revoked. Chanteau Antionette Lilly, 39, felony bench warrant failure to appear arraignment retail grand theft. 000DFU3 Mon. Thurs. 11 am 8:30 pm Fri. & Sat. 11 am 9:30 pm Closed on Sunday 8602 SW SR 200, 103rd St. Plaza 8 7 3 0 2 2 3 Ocala, Florida 8 7 3 0 2 2 3 873-0223 SATURDAY TUESDAY ONE LARGE ONE LARGE CHEESE PIZZA CHEESE PIZZA $6.99 $6.99 With purchase of beverage. Exp. 12/14/12 MONDAY MEDIUM CHEESE PIZZA MEDIUM CHEESE PIZZA & SMALL ANTIPASTO & SMALL ANTIPASTO $9.95 $9.95 With purchase of beverage. Exp. 12/14/12 TWO DINNERS FOR $20.00 TWO DINNERS FOR $20.00 Choice of: Veal Parm, Lasagna, Chicken Parm, Eggplant Parm, Shrimp Scampi. With Soup or Salad & 1 Dessert (Zeppolis or Cheesecake) w/Purchase of Beverage. Expires 12/14/12 Whole Wheat Pasta Available 000DD2E Our Place Saloon 352-854-4711 Since 1998 NFL PKG. BUZZTIME TRIVIA Philly Cheese Sandwich Fries Chicken Wings Etc. Sun-Sat 10am-2am Near Lowes on Hwy. 200 Circle Square Plaza 7651 SR 200, Ocala, FL 34476 HAPPY HOUR 10-6 DAILY DJ/KAROAKE FRI & SA T 11100 SW 93 Ct. Rd. Suite 12, Ocala, FL Mon-Thur 11am-10pm Fri & Sat 11am-11pm Sunday 11am-9pm 402-0003 Buy 1 Meal Get 1 at 1 / 2 OFF Equal or Lesser Value With purchase of 2 drinks With coupon Exp. 1/5/13 000DGDJ 000DDR1 You Have Tried The Rest... NOW TRY THE BEST I t a l i a n R e s t a u r a n t & P i z z a Italian Restaurant & Pizza A Taste of Brooklyn in Ocala JASMINE PLAZA 6106 SW State Rd. 200 Ocala, FL (352) 861-2828 HOURS : Mon.-Thurs. 11AM 8:30PM Fri. & Sat. 11AM 9:30 PM Sunday Closed MONDAY ONLY SPAGHETTI with Meatballs $ 6.99 Dine-In or Take-Out No Coupon Necessary TUESDAY ONLY LARGE 16 8-Slice Cheese Pizza $ 6.99 Dine-In or Take-Out No Coupon Necessary Best Pizza C ATERING A VAILABLE 000DGES OASIS RESTAURANT 7651 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala 352-237-4598 Thank you for your preference.... Open 7 to 7 Mon. Sat. Poland Germany Ireland Greece Italy Mexico Come and Enjoy A Taste of Different Countries Cuisines at the Oasis Restaurant, starting with Poland, Germany, Ireland, Greece, Italy & Mexico. Every day we celebrate a different countrys cuisine. 7 1 1 1 9 3 T a s t e T h e B e s t T a s t e T h e B e s t Taste The Best *You must continue to pay the Medicare Part B Premium. The Zero Monthly Plan Premium only applies to the HMO and RPPO plans. Florida Blue is a Medicare Advantage organization with a Medicare contract. A Medicare-approved Part D sponsor. Limitations, copayments and restrictions may apply. The benefit information provided is a brief summary, not a complete description of benefits. For mor e information, contact the plan. Benefits formulary, pharmacy network premium and/or copayments/coinsurance may change on January 1 of each year. Florida Blue is a trade name of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Inc., an Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. 000CRHA F.W.H. & Associates A Contracted General Agency 7651 SW Hwy. 200, Ste. 108 Circle Square Plaza, Ocala 854-2100 Your Local Agency for In the pursuit of health Florida Blue is Floridas Blue Cross and Blue Shield plan Time Round 2 nd Across from Jasmine Plaza located in Neighborhood Retail 7256 SW 62nd Ave. Suite 4 352-433-8378 000CJFE 2nd Time Around Furniture & Home Decor Consignment Representing Ocala area residents for over 40 years The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements Before you decide, ask us to send free written information about our qualifications and experience. 237-9225 W.E. BISHO P J R. Attorney At Law Admitted to the Florida Bar in 1965 ESTATE PLANNING WILLS TRUSTS and PROBATE REAL ESTATE CORPORATIONS 7743 S.W. S.R. 200 Next to the Mulch & Stone Emporium 000CIJA 000CJ6X Willits Wealth Management, Inc. Phone: 352-368-7739 Cell: 352-275-6583 000CJFC The Dressing Room #1 Resale of Ladies Fine Apparel, Formal Wear, Bridal Wear, and Jewelry Dressing Room Across from Jasmine Plaza located in Neighborhood Retail The 352-237-5478 7256 SW 62nd Ave. Suite 3 FRIENDSHIP CENTER 8441 SW SR 200, #113 Ocala, FL 34481 (352) 237-4635 Fax: (352) 861-4646 CHELSEA SQUARE 3233 E. Silver Springs Blvd. Ocala, FL 34470 (352) 694-5003 Fax: (352) 694-6003 dB Hearing Solutions Hearing Solutions Darryl Pennington Board Certified Owner/Operator 000CIM1 000CU6L Senior Living where... Our Family is Committed to Yours. Assisted Living Memory Care 9070 SW 80th Ave., Ocala, FL 34481 (352) 861-4444 ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY #9441 Wise Way Auto Sales, Inc. 9045 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala, FL 352-861-9473 For all your transportation needs, the only way, the Wise Way! Specializing in the like new cars without the hassles of a new car dealer! 000CIJ3 000CIKZ Your Full Service Jeweler HRS: M-F 9-5 SAT 9-1 Fine Jewelry Fast Repairs Patricia & Richard Laugen Gemologist AJP Goldsmith Friendship Center 8441 SW SR 200 Ste 101 237-2240 C USTOM D ESIGNS R EPAIRS W ATCH & C LOCK R EPAIRS A PPRAISALS N EXT T O F RIENDSHIP B ARBERS G e m G a l l e r i a J e w e l e r s Gem Galleria Jewelers B U Y I N G G O L D B U Y I N G G O L D BUYING GOLD www.gemgalleriajewelers.com www.consignmentjewelryocala.com Magic Touch Salon 352-854-2111 Full Service Salon Walk-ins Always Welcome Located in the Friendship Center 000CIJ6 000CU6G L OCAL S H O P L OCAL S HO L OCAL D INE L OCAL L OCAL B E L OCAL Support Your Neighborhood Businesses www.westmba.com

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Friday, December 7, 2012 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 16 ~ Friday, December 7, 2012 www.smcitizen.com TO ADVERTISE Call 854-3986 ADVERTISING morning Socials and in the Activities Office. The winners will be announced and prizes awarded at the Jan. 8 Tuesday morning Social. For more details, please see the flyer posted on the Activity Wall.Design a scarf workshopYou can still sign up for the new silk scarf-painting workshop. The workshop will be led by local artist and teacher Celeste Stadler and will take place on Thursday, Dec. 13, at 10 a.m. in the Craft Room. In this workshop, each participant will choose either a short or long 100 percent silk scarf to paint. You will learn the foil technique in order to accomplish intricate design with simple paint strokes. Salt is then added to create even more interest. A variety of brushes and colors of silk paint will be available, as well as complete instructions along with a demonstration. Join us at the Lifestyle Center for two hours of fun while we explore a new creative art form. Total cost of the workshop is $10 per scarf. Please sign up in advance on the sheet hanging on the Activity Wall.Motorcycle demo very informativeAfter the Tuesday Social on Nov. 20, a group of interested Marion Landing residents were on hand to hear from Marion County Sheriffs Office Traffic Deputy Paul Youmans, one of the seven MCSOs traffic deputies. Deputy Youmans demonstrated the mechanics of the police motorcycle and how they are used in traffic safety and law enforcement, showing residents all the bells and whistles that the police motorcycle sports, including the very important computer compartment. The Traffic Unit is very proactive and is always looking for new and innovative ways to enforce traffic laws. One of their goals is to educate citizens on the dangers of speeding, red light running, aggressive driving, DUI, and nonseatbelt compliance, with their number one goal to make Marion Countys roadways safe for the people who travel them. We give thanksThis years Thanksgiving Dinner at the Lifestyle Center was very successful with over 100 residents and their guests attending, sharing a wonderful thanksgiving meal and socializing afterwards. A very special thank you goes to those who gave their time and effort to make this day enjoyable for all: Joan Ritter (chair), Dave Ritter, Janice Wood, Lois and Don Norris, Ethel and George Taragna, Martha Nierenberg, Mary Jo Eggers, Ed Hendrickson, Rita Melenick, Larry Keables, John and Noreen Metzger, Kaz Sekurski, Norm Granier and Pat Steele. Travel newsIf you are interested in any of the trips listed below, details are available on the flyers posted on the Travel Board in the LANDINGCONTINUED FROM PAGE 15 PHOTO BY DIANE BRESSMarion Landing decorating volunteers: (back row, from left) Betty Williams, Linda Hefner, Bill Doudna, Ken Talbert, Ed DeMauex, Larry Keables, Mike Soter; (front row from left) Lorraine Moran, Lorraine Rusch (co-chair), Mary Jane Welsh, Liz Herrick (co-chair), Sharon Talbert, Rhea Rouquie, Frankie Trepac, Lorraine DeMauex, Joan Buzzek, Kathy Keables. Not shown: Ginny Dillon, Gordon Herrick, Sheldon Blumenthal, Dot Ott, Gina Moulthrop, Jerry Rae King, Sue Kiger, Martha Nierenberg, Harry Therien. PLEASESEELANDING PAGE17 Lifestyle Center, or you may call 237-7152 for more information. Trips are open to the general public if space allows. Be part of one of the first groups to sail aboard the brand new cruise ship Celebrity Reflection departing from Miami on Jan. 5, 2013, with stops in San Juan, St. Maarten and St. Kitts. Reservations are being accepted for this seven night Eastern Caribbean cruis.A $250 deposit will hold your space. Spend the holidays at the Beau Rivage in Biloxi. This Christmas trip will be Dec. 23 to 26 and is $189 per person, double occupancy and $259 for a single. The trip includes transportation, bus refreshments, prizes, bingo, movies, driver tips, hotel and baggage; two breakfast buffets per person; $25 free play at the Beau Rivage; and a visit to Boomtown with $5 free play and free lunch buffet. Check the flyer posted on the Travel Board for more details and to sign up. Reservations are being accepted for a day at Tampa Bay Downs on Feb. 15. Try your luck betting on the horses as well as enjoy a great meal. The cost is $54 per person, which includes clubhouse admission, racing program, trophy presentation in Winners Circle, and a hot buffet luncheon with carving station in the Clubhouse Turn Dining Room. Its a sure bet that youll have a great day. Do you like to plan ahead? Then mark your calendar for Jan. 19 to 26, 2014 (yes, thats 2014) for a western Caribbean cruise on Freedom of the Seas. You will visit ports in Labadee (Haiti), Jamaica, Grand Cayman and Cozumel. More information is listed on the Travel Board. If youre thinking about taking a vacation in the spring of 2014, our Travel Club has made plans for a terrific European riverboat cruise on the Elbe River. Enjoy time in Berlin, Dresden, Wittenberg and Prague and includes 7 nights aboard the M/S River Allegro, which was built specifically for cruising the Elbe, and was recently refurbished with the travelers needs and comfort in mind. More details on this spectacular trip are listed in the brochure posted on the Travel Board. Diane Bress is Marion Landings Activities Director and an employee of Leland Management, Inc. LANDINGCONTINUED FROM PAGE 16 PHOTO BY DIANE BRESSMCSO Traffic Deputy Paul Youmans explains various components of the police motorcycle to Marion Landing residents in a demonstration after the Nov. 20 Social. Marions Most Wanted Nathan Kyle Acevedo, 23, felony violation of probation give false verification of ownership to pawnbroker, fraudulent use of a personal identification information. Dennis Lee Anderson, 24, felony violation of probation, utter forged instrument, possession of 10 or more forged notes. Savannah Salome Cooper, 24, felony capias battery second offense, felony violation of probation uttering forged check, grand theft, driving while license revoked as habitual offender. Howard Lee Hill, 19, felony warrant aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, cruelty to animals. Anthony Ira Kamilovic, 46, felony violation of probation, felony driving while license suspended or revoked. Chanteau Antionette Lilly, 39, felony bench warrant failure to appear arraignment retail grand theft. 000DFU3 Mon. Thurs. 11 am 8:30 pm Fri. & Sat. 11 am 9:30 pm Closed on Sunday 8602 SW SR 200, 103rd St. Plaza 8 7 3 0 2 2 3 Ocala, Florida 8 7 3 0 2 2 3 873-0223 SATURDAY TUESDAY ONE LARGE ONE LARGE CHEESE PIZZA CHEESE PIZZA $6.99 $6.99 With purchase of beverage. Exp. 12/14/12 MONDAY MEDIUM CHEESE PIZZA MEDIUM CHEESE PIZZA & SMALL ANTIPASTO & SMALL ANTIPASTO $9.95 $9.95 With purchase of beverage. Exp. 12/14/12 TWO DINNERS FOR $20.00 TWO DINNERS FOR $20.00 Choice of: Veal Parm, Lasagna, Chicken Parm, Eggplant Parm, Shrimp Scampi. With Soup or Salad & 1 Dessert (Zeppolis or Cheesecake) w/Purchase of Beverage. Expires 12/14/12 Whole Wheat Pasta Available 000DD2E Our Place Saloon 352-854-4711 Since 1998 NFL PKG. BUZZTIME TRIVIA Philly Cheese Sandwich Fries Chicken Wings Etc. Sun-Sat 10am-2am Near Lowes on Hwy. 200 Circle Square Plaza 7651 SR 200, Ocala, FL 34476 HAPPY HOUR 10-6 DAILY DJ/KAROAKE FRI & SA T 11100 SW 93 Ct. Rd. Suite 12, Ocala, FL Mon-Thur 11am-10pm Fri & Sat 11am-11pm Sunday 11am-9pm 402-0003 Buy 1 Meal Get 1 at 1 / 2 OFF Equal or Lesser Value With purchase of 2 drinks With coupon Exp. 1/5/13 000DGDJ 000DDR1 You Have Tried The Rest... NOW TRY THE BEST I t a l i a n R e s t a u r a n t & P i z z a Italian Restaurant & Pizza A Taste of Brooklyn in Ocala JASMINE PLAZA 6106 SW State Rd. 200 Ocala, FL (352) 861-2828 HOURS : Mon.-Thurs. 11AM 8:30PM Fri. & Sat. 11AM 9:30 PM Sunday Closed MONDAY ONLY SPAGHETTI with Meatballs $ 6.99 Dine-In or Take-Out No Coupon Necessary TUESDAY ONLY LARGE 16 8-Slice Cheese Pizza $ 6.99 Dine-In or Take-Out No Coupon Necessary Best Pizza C ATERING A VAILABLE 000DGES OASIS RESTAURANT 7651 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala 352-237-4598 Thank you for your preference.... Open 7 to 7 Mon. Sat. Poland Germany Ireland Greece Italy Mexico Come and Enjoy A Taste of Different Countries Cuisines at the Oasis Restaurant, starting with Poland, Germany, Ireland, Greece, Italy & Mexico. Every day we celebrate a different countrys cuisine. 7 1 1 1 9 3 T a s t e T h e B e s t T a s t e T h e B e s t Taste The Best *You must continue to pay the Medicare Part B Premium. The Zero Monthly Plan Premium only applies to the HMO and RPPO plans. Florida Blue is a Medicare Advantage organization with a Medicare contract. A Medicare-approved Part D sponsor. Limitations, copayments and restrictions may apply. The benefit information provided is a brief summary, not a complete description of benefits. For mor e information, contact the plan. Benefits formulary, pharmacy network premium and/or copayments/coinsurance may change on January 1 of each year. Florida Blue is a trade name of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Inc., an Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. 000CRHA F.W.H. & Associates A Contracted General Agency 7651 SW Hwy. 200, Ste. 108 Circle Square Plaza, Ocala 854-2100 Your Local Agency for In the pursuit of health Florida Blue is Floridas Blue Cross and Blue Shield plan Time Round 2 nd Across from Jasmine Plaza located in Neighborhood Retail 7256 SW 62nd Ave. Suite 4 352-433-8378 000CJFE 2nd Time Around Furniture & Home Decor Consignment Representing Ocala area residents for over 40 years The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements Before you decide, ask us to send free written information about our qualifications and experience. 237-9225 W.E. BISHO P J R. Attorney At Law Admitted to the Florida Bar in 1965 ESTATE PLANNING WILLS TRUSTS and PROBATE REAL ESTATE CORPORATIONS 7743 S.W. S.R. 200 Next to the Mulch & Stone Emporium 000CIJA 000CJ6X Willits Wealth Management, Inc. Phone: 352-368-7739 Cell: 352-275-6583 000CJFC The Dressing Room #1 Resale of Ladies Fine Apparel, Formal Wear, Bridal Wear, and Jewelry Dressing Room Across from Jasmine Plaza located in Neighborhood Retail The 352-237-5478 7256 SW 62nd Ave. Suite 3 FRIENDSHIP CENTER 8441 SW SR 200, #113 Ocala, FL 34481 (352) 237-4635 Fax: (352) 861-4646 CHELSEA SQUARE 3233 E. Silver Springs Blvd. Ocala, FL 34470 (352) 694-5003 Fax: (352) 694-6003 dB Hearing Solutions Hearing Solutions Darryl Pennington Board Certified Owner/Operator 000CIM1 000CU6L Senior Living where... Our Family is Committed to Yours. Assisted Living Memory Care 9070 SW 80th Ave., Ocala, FL 34481 (352) 861-4444 ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY #9441 Wise Way Auto Sales, Inc. 9045 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala, FL 352-861-9473 For all your transportation needs, the only way, the Wise Way! Specializing in the like new cars without the hassles of a new car dealer! 000CIJ3 000CIKZ Your Full Service Jeweler HRS: M-F 9-5 SAT 9-1 Fine Jewelry Fast Repairs Patricia & Richard Laugen Gemologist AJP Goldsmith Friendship Center 8441 SW SR 200 Ste 101 237-2240 C USTOM D ESIGNS R EPAIRS W ATCH & C LOCK R EPAIRS A PPRAISALS N EXT T O F RIENDSHIP B ARBERS G e m G a l l e r i a J e w e l e r s Gem Galleria Jewelers B U Y I N G G O L D B U Y I N G G O L D BUYING GOLD www.gemgalleriajewelers.com www.consignmentjewelryocala.com Magic Touch Salon 352-854-2111 Full Service Salon Walk-ins Always Welcome Located in the Friendship Center 000CIJ6 000CU6G L OCAL S H O P L OCAL S HO L OCAL D INE L OCAL L OCAL B E L OCAL Support Your Neighborhood Businesses www.westmba.com

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Friday, December 7, 2012 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 18 ~ Friday, December 7, 2012 www.smcitizen.com FAMILY FEATURES D ont think you have time to make a delicious meal for your busy family? Think again; with these handy tips and easy recipes which call for just four ingredients you can get a satisfying supper on the table in no time. Make it even easier by including Minute Steamers into your familys favorite meals, for wholesome, hearty, time-saving dishes everyone will love. Use these tips to make meal prep easier during busy nights: STOCK UP Always keep some basic ingredients on hand to make last-minute cooking a lot easier. Frozen vegetables Can be served as a side or added to soups and rice dishes. Broth Beef, chicken and vegetable broths can be used to make soups and sauces, and to add flavor when cooking vegetables and rice. Add-ins Nuts, sesame seeds, parsley, dried fruit and cheese can be added to main dishes, sides and salads to make them even more flavorful and nutritious. TIME SAVERS Take advantage of grocery items that do some of the work for you. Frozen rice For a tasty side or a starter for a full meal, try Minute Steamers exceptionalquality, flavorful rice that heats in the microwave in a self-ventilating steamable bag. It only takes four minutes to have one of six varieties on your dinner table. Pre-cut vegetables Save some prep time by using pre-cut vegetables. Give them a quick wash and theyre ready to use. Pre-seasoned ingredients Look for canned, diced tomatoes with garlic and onions, cheese made with jalapeo, or marinated chicken or pork cuts. These are all ways to add flavor without adding time. PLAN AHEAD If you have more time on the weekend, you can do some prep work to cut down on your weeknight cooking time. Prep ingredients Chop vegetables and shred cheese, and keep them in storage containers or resealable bags in the fridge. You can also brown ground beef and cut any meats into recipeready pieces. Herb cubes Put a tablespoon of chopped herbs in each well of an ice cube tray. Fill with either water or olive oil, then freeze. Once frozen, pop them out and store in a freezer bag youll have fresh herb flavor in a flash. Cook once, eat twice Double up on a recipe, then freeze one half for later. Or, plan a second meal around leftovers. For example, use Monday nights taco meat for Tuesday nights taco salad. For more delicious ways to get a speedy supper on thetableforyourfamily,visitwww.4ingredientmeals.com. Simple, Time-Saving Solutions to Spruce up RiceDont get caught in a dinner-as-usual rut here are some quick and easy ways you can add a little flair to the family meal, without spending hours preparing dinner: Citrus Rice To hot cooked white rice, add grated orange, lemon or lime zest for a fresh, lively taste. Nutty Rice To hot cooked brown rice, add peanuts, cashews, pine nuts or sunflower seeds; stir in dried cranberries or cherries for added flavor, texture and color. Portobello Mushroom Rice To hot cooked brown rice, add sauted chopped portobello mushrooms and toasted chopped pecans. Top with crumbled feta cheese. Basil Rice and Tomato Soup Serves: 4 (1 1/4 cups each) 1 bag Minute Steamers Brown Rice 1 jar (24 ounces) pasta sauce 1/2 cup heavy cream 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped Prepare rice according to package directions. In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine pasta sauce, cream and basil. Cover loosely and microwave on HIGH for 5 minutes, or until heated through. Stir in prepared rice. Tips: If a thinner soup is desired, add 1 cup heated chicken broth. Serve with cheese crostini and olive tapenade. Top with shredded Parmesan cheese. South of the Border Turkey DinnerServes: 4 1 bag Minute Steamers Brown Rice 1 pound ground turkey, cooked and crumbled 1 can (11 ounces) southwestern corn blend 1 cup prepared salsa Prepare rice according to package directions. In medium microwave-safe bowl, combine turkey, corn and salsa. Microwave on HIGH for 2 minutes. Stir in rice. Tips: Add 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese. Use as filling in tortillas and top with shredded lettuce and chopped tomatoes. Roll into burrito-sized tortillas and serve with sour cream.Cheesy Chicken Broccoli and Cheese CasseroleServes: 4 1 bag Minute Steamers Broccoli and Cheese Rice 1 can (10 3/4 ounces) cream of chicken soup 6 ounces (about 1 cup) cooked, diced chicken 1/2 cup milk Prepare rice according to package directions. In medium microwave-safe dish, combine soup, chicken and milk. Microwave on HIGH for 2 min utes. Stir in rice. Easy Arroz con PolloServes: 4 1 bag Minute Steamers Spanish Rice 1 cup frozen peas and carrots, thawed 1 small tomato, diced 6 ounces (about 1 cup) cooked, diced chicken 1/4 cup sliced Spanish olives, sliced 1 green onion, sliced Prepare rice according to package directions. In medium microwave-safe dish combine rice, peas and carrots, tomato and chicken. Microwave on HIGH for 2 minutes. Add olives. Tip: Garnish with green onions. Read the classifieds T he Golden Troupers of the Ocala Civic Theatre will present a program of holiday musical selections on Saturday, Dec. 15, at 4 p.m. in the Lifestyle Center. The Golden Troupers are one of the many popular programs offered to the community by the Ocala Civic Theatre. Tickets are on sale now and are $2 each with proceeds from this performance to benefit the theatres youth programs. Youre sure to enjoy this holiday performance, and at the same time support one of the jewels of our community.New Years tickets on sale nowDo you remember the best rock n roll music from the 50s and 60s; the high school sock hops in the gymnasium; the stroll and the twist? Rock n Roll Sock Hop is the theme of this years New Years Eve party. Dress is casual; or wear your poodle skirt, your black leather jacket, or saddle shoes with bobby socks and loafers. The music will be provided by Marty Krell, and songs will be played throughout the night chosen from a selection of 45s and 33 LP records featuring original artists. Enjoy stepping back in time with music for your dancing and listening pleasure. The evening will begin on New Years Eve, Dec. 31, at 8 p.m. in the Lifestyle Center, and tickets are on sale now at Tuesday Socials and in the Activities Office. They are $6 per person and include a special New Years toast, punch, sodas for mixers, party favors and ice. BYOB and a snack to share. Everyone is welcome, said Chairperson Merry Anne Krell. Were going to have prizes for a variety of contests, including door prizes and trivia. So couples and singles alike, please join in, and ring in the New Year with your friends and favorite memories. Volunteers decorate the LSC A dedicated group of volunteers came together Wednesday morning, Nov. 28, to decorate the Lifestyle Center for the season. With holiday music softly playing, trees were assembled and decorated, wreaths were hung, lights were strung, and a menorah and Nativity scene were carefully displayed in the lobby. Thanks to all those who came down to decorate the Lifestyle Center, both inside and out, as well as the Bowling Center and Guardhouse. You make the holidays more enjoyable for everyone.House decorating contest Theres still time to enter the Marion Landing House Decorating Contest, and you just may win a prize. This year, residents who would like their homes considered must sign up on the sheet posted on the Activity Wall hanging in the Lifestyle Center. You may sign up through Dec. 15; and decorations must be up and completed by Dec. 15. This will give Leta Simmons and Harry Therien plenty of time to take pictures of the registered houses. These photos will be on display in the Lifestyle Center from Dec. 24 through Dec. 31; and all homeowners are invited to vote for their favorite display. Ballots will be available during Tuesday Golden Troupers to perform Dec. 15 at the Lifestyle Center M ARION LANDING D B Diane Bress PLEASESEELANDING PAGE16 000DEGW 000DFBT Homosassa 5699 S. Suncoast Blvd. Janack Plaza 352-621-8000 Inverness 2036 Hwy. 44 West Colonial Plaza 352-586-7599 Ocala 2400 Sw College Road #206 352-873-0034

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problems that might not be covered by their vehicles warranties. Five manufacturers (BMW, Chrysler, Nissan, Toyota and Volkswagen) are on record saying their warranties will not cover fuel-related claims caused by the use of E15. Seven additional automakers (Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo) have stated that the use of E15 does not comply with the fuel requirements specified in their owners manuals and may void warranty coverage. The only vehicles currently approved by automakers to use E15 are flex-fuel models, 2001 model-year and newer Porsches, 2012 model-year and newer GM vehicles and 2013 model-year Ford vehicles. These approvals extend only to cars, lightduty trucks and mediumduty passenger vehicles (SUVs). The use of E15 is expressly prohibited in heavy-duty vehicles, boats, motorcycles, power equipment, lawn mowers and off-road vehicles. The sale and use of E15 should be suspended until additional gas pump labeling and consumer education efforts are implemented to mitigate problems for motorists and their vehicles, added Bakewell. Consumers should carefully read pump labels and know their auto manufacturers recommendations to help prevent any problems from E15. AAA urges fuel producers and regulators to do a better job of educating consumers about potential dangers before selling E15 gasoline. This outreach should include a consumer education campaign and more effective pump labels, among other potential safeguards to protect consumers and their vehicles. AAA also recommends additional testing to conclusively determine the impact of E15 use on vehicle engines and fuel system components. At least 10 gas stations currently sell E15 and that number is expected to grow, which means now is the time to suspend sales before more retailers begin offering the fuel. The EPA in June officially approved the sale of E15 after receiving a waiver request from producers interested in expanding the use of corn-based ethanol. Despite objections by auto manufacturers, the EPA approved the use of E15 gasoline in flex-fuel vehicles and 2001 model year and newer cars, light-duty trucks and medium-duty passenger vehicles and SUVs. AAA urges consumers to follow the recommendations of manufacturers to truly protect themselves from voided warranties or potential damage. AAA supports the development and use of alternative fuels. More than 95 percent of the gasoline sold in the United States contains up to 10 percent ethanol. Lower ethanol blends should remain available to consumers while the challenges with E15 are addressed. The survey findings related to consumer knowledge of E15 are from a telephone survey conducted among a national probability sample of 1,012 adults comprising 504 men and 508 women 18 years of age and older, living in private households in the continental United States. Friday, December 7, 2012 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 14 ~ Friday, December 7, 2012 www.smcitizen.com the Citizen Maintain the health of your business Advertise in M AINTAIN THE H EALTH OF Y OUR B USINESS Advertise in festival with the Beth Israel community. Congregation Beth Israel is under the guidance of the Jewish Reconstructionist Federation. It is a liberal, inclusive, progressive community. For further information, visit our website: wwwbethisraelocala.org or contact Judi at 352-237-8277. Christs Church of Marion County Sunday, Dec. 9: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, Childrens Ministry Happy Birthday Jesus, 10:30 a.m. Friendship Fellowship Luncheon Christmas Favorites follows. Tuesday, Dec. 11: Womens Crafts and Fellowship, 9 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14: Womens Ministry Christmas Dinner, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, Worship Choir Christmas Musical Presentation Changed by a Baby Boy, 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 352-8616182, website is www.ccomc.org.Friendship Baptist ChurchServices at Friendship Baptist Church on Dec. 9 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 seasonal Bible message. Mrs. Linda Brown will lead the choir and special musical numbers in worship and praise. At the evening service at 6 p.m., Evangelist Jimmy Davis will bring the message. On Wednesday, the midweek Bible study and Teen Impact will meet at 7 p.m. On Friday, Dec. 14 the Sunday School and Choir Christmas party will be at Nina Covans home at 5:30. Dec 17 the Ladies Bible Study will be at Linda Browns home 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. 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 352-8736779 or 352-237-2309. Countryside PresbyterianCountryside Presbyterian Church will introduce 10 new members at its worship service celebrating the Second Sunday in Advent on Dec. 9 at 10:30 a.m. The church is at 7768 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. A candlelight, carol and communion service will take place on Christmas Eve, Monday, Dec. 24 at 4:30 p.m. at Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. For further information, please call 352-237-4633. First United MethodistOn Christmas Eve, First United Methodist Church of Ocala will offer three services: two traditional services at 4 and 7 p.m. in the sanctuary with harp, organ, Kids Choir, Chancel Choir, and Instrumental Ensemble and a contemporary service at 5:30 with Praise Band and Kids Choir in the Family Life Center. All three services will include child care in the nursery and candlelight and communion. The youth will present a live nativity in the courtyard 15 minutes before the 7 p.m. service. Everyone is cordially invited! First United Methodist Church is at 1126 East Silver Springs Blvd. (State Road 40) diagonally across the boulevard from the old Ritz Hotel. For further information: 352-622-3244 or www.fumcocala.org or wayne@fumcocala.org. St. Jude CatholicCreole Masses for the Haitians in our community are celebrated every second and fourth Sunday of the month at 5 p.m. The next dates are Dec. 9 and Dec. 23. The St. Jude venue for used items, Anthonys Attic, will not be open or accepting donations during the month of December. Fr. Miguel Gonzalez, from St. John Vianney parish in Orlando, will be presenting our Advent Mission this year. Sessions will be in both English and Spanish. The Spanish will follow the 12:30 p.m. Mass on Dec. 9 while the English will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 22. A special celebration, Retablo, will be held following the 12:30 Mass on Sunday, Dec. 23. The Spanish Posada celebration will take place every evening at 6:30 Dec. 15 through Dec. 23. A Mass will be celebrated only on Dec. 15 and Dec. 23. Christmas Masses start on Dec. 24 with the Childrens Mass at 5 p.m. At 9:30 p.m., the choirs will present a Christmas music program. Following this, Mass will be celebrated at 10 p.m. On Christmas day there are two Masses. The first is at 9 a.m. in English and at 11 a.m. a Mass in Spanish will be celebrated. A Happy and Blessed Christmas is wished for all. RELIGION CONTINUED FROM PAGE 13 ETHANOL CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 BY LAUREN WEBBER The holiday season has arrived! For some of us, this is the most wonderful time of the year. For the rest of us, visions of credit card debt and to-do lists dance in our heads. In order to prevent a stressful holiday season, follow these five simple guidelines: Plan ahead: The holidays are the same time of the year, every yearso theres no reason to treat the season as an unexpected burden or expense. If you are celebrating with others, determine early-on who will play host this year. Communicate as much as possible to avoid last-minute arrangements. Create a realistic budget for gifts, entertaining and travel But remember, a budget is only helpful if you can stick to it! Shop early: Take advantage of annual discount shopping days, and consider seasonal specials. Not only is winter the best time to score steep discounts on exercise equipment and televisions, but you can also purchase off-season merchandise, such as summer apparel and garden accessories, at a fraction of the usual cost. Use the Internet to help you shop around for your wish list items. Websites like PriceGrabber.com, Nextag.com, Bizrate.com and Pricewatch.com allow you to compare prices from several different retailers and link to the price that best suits your budget. Get creative: Nothing says I care like a gift from the heart. Taking the time to decide what your recipient would appreciate, followed by crafting the gift means you put a lot of thought into making your loved one feel special. Theres a catch, thoughgift-making takes time, so dont spend too long browsing homemade gift ideas on Pinterest.com! Travel stress-free: If youre traveling this season, understand your airlines limitations and rules for checked and carry-on baggage. Prepare for your trip by checking the weather in your destination and packing accordingly. Be smart about traveling locally, too. In a crowded parking lot, make sure you drive slowly, triple check for pedestrians and other cars, and park strategically. Enjoy yourself: All of your hard work and effort for the holiday season will simply not matter if you do not have a good time. Enjoy yourself, your friends and family. Squeeze some exercise into your busy schedule if time permitsthis will provide you with a stress relief and an endorphin boost. And if the stuffing hits the fan, just breathe. Lauren Webber is an AARP communications intern. The AARPs stress-free guide to the holidays Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com 352-622-3937 museumeyecare@live.com Dr. James A. 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Southwest Christian A series of sermons on The People at the Manger by Interim Minister Peter Bunch continues Sunday mornings at 10:30 through the Christmas season. The series follows a 9:30 Sunday school program for all ages. On Dec. 16 church members will present a Christmas musical, There is Peace in the World Tonight. The program begin at 6 p.m. with light refreshment following. The public is invited. A candlelight Christmas Eve service is set for Dec. 24 at 6 p.m. All women of the area are invited to attend a Christmas Womens Fellowship on Tuesday, Dec. 19 at 10:45 a.m. It will be followed by a Beth Moore Bible Study. Participants are asked to bring a sack lunch. The churchs seniors ministry, the Golden Servants will meet on Friday, Jan 25 at 6 p.m. The public is invited to the carry-in dinner and a showing of a video by humorist Jeanne Robertson. Southwest Christian Church is at 9045 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. For more information call 352-2366023. Church of the AdventThe young people of Advent are planning a Christmas Pageant on Dec. 24 at 5 p.m. in conjunction with the Family Christmas Eve Mass. The pageant, A Child of Might is based on those presented in Ole England by Guild Members who stood on the street in front of the Anglican church during Advent and acted out the story of Jesuss birth to those passing on the street. Rehearsals are full swing and the production is the result of many hands and hearts. It promises to be memorable. All are welcome to attend. Church of the Advent is located on County Road 484, about one mile west of State Road 200 just across from the fire station. For further information contact the church at 352465-7272. Joy Lutheran ChurchAdvent began 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 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 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 Nazarene Advent schedule: Morning Worship Advent Sermon series at 10:30 a.m.: 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. 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.Congregation Beth Israel Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala will hold a Chanukah party on Sunday, Dec. 9, at 4:30 p.m. at the Collins Center, 9401 Highway 200, Building 300 in Ocala. The event will celebrate the Festival of Lights with the traditional lighting of the Chanukah candles, piano entertainment by Sally SmithAdams, former player in the Catskills and a festive meal catered by Too Jays featuring roast brisket of beef and potato latkes, (pancakes) vegetable and an array of desserts. The cost is $18. Please RSVP to Estelle (352-861-2542) to make a reservation. Congregation Beth Israel is the only Reconstructionist Jewish community in the 200 corridor and welcomes all to come and experience the joy and warmth of this Friday, December 7, 2012 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 20 ~ Friday, December 7, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Attend the worship service of your choice... Religion PLEASESEERELIGION PAGE14 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 103 rd St Pi ne R un OT OW 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 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 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. 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Dunkin Donuts, Americas favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, has partnered with Autism Speaks, the world s leading autism science and advocacy organization, to collect donations through Dec. 16 just in time for the holidays. Participating Dunkin Donuts restaurants in Florida include Alachua, Brevard Collier, Lee, Marion, Seminole and Volusia counties. During the twoweek promotion, a portion of the proceeds will also benefit the Southeast chapter of the Dunkin Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation (DDBRCF). The mission of The DDBRCF is to serve our neighborhoods by supporting initiatives that address hunger, safety and childrens health. Autism is the nations fastest-growing serious developmental disability. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 1 in 88 children are born with an autism-spectrum disorder. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by communication difficulties, social and behavioral challenges, as well as repetitive behaviors. Boys are four times more likely than girls to have autism and with no cure or detection, autism receives less than 5 percent of the research funding of many less prevalent childhood diseases. Autism Speaks is thrilled to be partnering with Dunkin Donuts, said Tracy Wilbanks, Southeast regional director for Autism Speaks. We are truly grateful for their leadership and impact this campaign will have on the local community. During the campaign, $1 donations will be collected to support Autism Speaks and The DDBRCF at all participating locations. For each donation, guests will receive a Community Cup to sign and display in the restaurant. Fifty percent of the proceeds will be donated to help fund critical autism research, family services and advocate for the needs of individuals with autism and their families in local communities. The remaining fifty percent will be donated to The DDBRCF and will be designated for grants to local charities in the Southeast that focus on hunger relief, safety and childrens health. Its amazing to realize that Dunkin Donuts can truly make a difference in our local communities, especially knowing that a $1 donation will provide five and a half meals to our neighbors through Feeding South Florida, said George McAllan, Florida field operations director for Dunkin Donuts. Through The Dunkin Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation (DDBRCF), we are committed to giving back to the communities where we live and work, and look forward to further supporting local charities in the Southeast that focus on hunger relief, safety and childrens health. Friday, December 7, 2012 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com 12 ~ Friday, December 7, 2012 www.smcitizen.com T ickets for the Oak Run Ballroom Dance Clubs holiday dinner-dance are still available. All Oak Run residents are invited to this festivity. Tickets will be sold at the Palm Grove Club on Dec. 9 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets for club members are $16, and for guests the price is $19. Please pay by check only. The dinner-dance will be held on Dec. 16 the Palm Grove Club. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m. followed by dancing until 9:30 p.m. Music will be provided by the popular DJ team of Gail Keicher-Todaro and Alan Anscombe. Royal Oaks Golf Club will serve a delicious meal of roast beef with potatoes and turkey with dressing. Salad, green beans, rolls, orange cake, and coffee or tea complete the menu. For more information call Naomi at 352-2917507. New Years Eve DanceNew Years Eve is fast approaching. Ambassadors Some Enchanted Evening Dance featuring music by Diane & Mitch is scheduled for that date from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Check your December Oak Run Newsletter and future Oak Run columns in the Citizen for ticket sale dates.TroubadoursWe have a song in our heart and are ready to practice for our annual spring concert which will be held again in April. We have some beautiful songs this year and you will be pleasantly surprised at the variety, some new arrangements and some from times past, but your evening will be heartwarming and magical. Remember our practice will begin right after New Years on Thursday, Jan. 3, from 1 to 3 p.m. in Palm Grove Be there by 12:45 p.m. to pick up your music. We are still interested in sopranos and altos and it is not too late to call Dr. Mary Beth Lake if you are interested. Oak Run Travel We still have tickets available for the following shows: Trip 9, Hooray for Hollywood on Feb. 12 at the Peabody Auditorium in Daytona Beach. Call John and Marion Mowen for tickets. Trip 10, The Vienna Boys Choir on Feb. 13 at the Phillips Center in Gainesville. Call Ed and Emma Barry for tickets. Trip 11, The Buddy Holly Story on Feb. 17 at the Ice House Theatre in Mount Dora. Call Dick and Elsa Berbig for tickets. Remember to call our trip hosts for information and tickets on any of our trips. Bob and Cindy Kocher still have a few cabins available on their September 2013 cruise to Rome, Venice and the Greek Islands. Call them for information or a brochure. So Youve Finished Writing Your Book. Now What? Oak Run resident Mary Ellen Barchi will be giving a class on Dec. 10 for Master the Possibilities at On Top Of The World. So Youve Finished Your BookThe Agent Query Process And What To Do In The Meantime, is an introduction to the next step toward traditional publishing through representation by a literary agent. Hopefully, this beginners course will give attendees the basic tools needed to start the agent query process or at least prepare them for what lies ahead when theyre ready. Register at: www.masterthepossibilities.com. Bocce Openings If youre new in Oak Run, a snowbird, or a winter renter, youre eligible to join our bocce team. We have openings on the 9 a.m. team on Tuesday. No experience needed. Call Pat Kreideweis at 3522911456, if interested. Royal Oaks Lady NinersOn Tuesday, Nov. 27 we played Low Net in Flights. It was a beautiful autumn day and it was so nice to see our snowbird members back from spending their summer up north. The winners were: First Flight 1st Place, Jan Tennant, 2nd Place, Elsa Berbig, 3rd Place, Joanne Ellis; Second Flight 1st Place, Lynn Houghton, 2nd Place, Janet Tully, 3rd Place tie, BJ Lassiter and Judy Klein; Third Flight 1st Place, Rhonda Leblanc, 2nd Place, Mary Kay Frandsen, 3rd Place, Barb Scozzafava. Joan OBrien was closest to the pin on hole #6. Royal Oaks Ladies GolfOn Nov. 29 we played low net and in Flight A Elsa Berbig was 1st., BJ Lassiter 2nd., Sally Crass 3rd. In Flight B 1st. was Ray Stover, 2nd. Ilene Simnowitz, 3rd. Eleanor Cerlenko. Closest to pin #3 was BJ Lassiter. Dont forget your payment for the yearly dues. Royal Oaks Mens Golf Nov. 30 was another beautiful day in sunny Florida, and 43 players turned out for the weekly game, which was three best net. The winners with a score of 197 were Stan Weckstein, Vince Connolly, Tom Ducz, and Joe Paller. Second with a 199 were Dick Blackburn, John Terry, Old Tom Morris, and Clint Johnson. Third with a 201 were Dale Wurzburger, Ken Frandsen, Ed Simnowitz, and Dick Spano. Closest to the pin on the par threes were John Terry, Bruce Stover, John Foutty, and Jim Kennedy. Dont forget to get your dues in for 2013 as soon as possible. John Terry, the incoming president, has lined up a great schedule of tournaments that you all will enjoy playing. ORWGAAlthough the weather wasnt very pleasant the morning of Nov. 15, we had a good turnout! The winners in each flight are listed in order of finish. Flight A: June Dickbernd, Sue Marentette, Jennie Buccella. Flight B: Annette Carini, Sue Elie, Donna Huffman. Flight C: Debbie Palmer, Janet Sutphen, Kate Lott. Flight D: Nancy Reichenbacher, Sharon Serivens, Ann Hurr. Closest to the pin: Sue Marentette. Chip-in: Joan Klier The winners of the Nov. 30 low net tournament are listed in order of finish in each flight. Flight A: Karen Schuelke, Joan Klier, Connie Bingham. Flight B: Jennie Buccella, Marlena Yaich, June Dickbernd. Flight C: Nancy Reichenbacher, Norma Rombach, Terri Feeley. Flight D: Sharon Scrivens, Ann Hurr, Mary Golab. Closest to the pin: Gail Barclay. Chip-ins: Connie Bingham, Mary Golab, Joan Klier, Ruby Shepard. Ballroom Dance Clubs holiday dinner-dance tickets available O AK RUN C W Carol AnnWheeler Dunkin Donuts raising funds to fight autism Read the classifieds Superintendent George Tomyn has named new principals at two elementary schools thanks to the departure of another principal and resulting domino effect. Ryan Bennett is the new principal at Shady Hill Elementary in Southeast Marion County. Bennett replaces Donna Cress, who left public education for the private sector. Bennett joined the district in 1998 as a special needs teacher at Romeo Elementary then transferred in 2006 to Maplewood Elementary as assistant principal. Stacy Houston replaces Bennett as principal at Anthony Elementary in Northeast Marion County. She joined the district in 1997 as a first-grade teacher at Belleview Elementary, where she was also a reading coach. Schools get new leaders L atkes, presents, dreidles, jelly donuts. But what would Chanukah be without the menorah? A lot has to do with history, symbolism and a miracle. Back in the days when the Israelites were wanderers in the wilderness on the way to the Promised Land, God commanded Bezalel to design a candelabrum or lampstand (Ex.25: 31) to be placed in the Tabernacle (the Israelites portable sanctuary) to serve as a visible symbol of Gods presence. Later in history when the Israelites reached the Promised Land and established Jerusalem for their capital and holy city, the menorah proudly stood in the First Temple. It was made of pure gold with seven branches or arms and ten such items were found in the Temple. Each night the Priests would fill the cups, located at the ends of the arms, with specially prepared fine, beaten olive oil. In the morning, they would trim the wicks and add fresh oil, thus producing an eternal light, that is one that would never be extinguished. This practice continued into the days of the Second Temple when one menorah graced the Temple along with a few copies. It was one of those copies that was taken by the Romans with the conquest of Judea and is depicted on the Arch of Titus in Rome. It was at this point in history, that the menorah disappeared with theories ranging from priests hiding the precious object beneath the Temple Mount to Crusaders bringing it to Byzantium. While the actual menorah may be lost in history, its symbolism is kept alive today in the joyous festival of Chanukah. According to legend, after the Maccabees made their triumphal entry into Jerusalem after defeating the Syrian Greeks in 165 B.C.E, they needed to rededicate the Holy Temple, which had been defiled with pagan sacrifice. As the story goes, the soldiers found only one small cruse of ritually pure oil in which to kindle the menorah, the Eternal Light of Israels faith. When the menorah was kindled, it miraculously burned for eight days until more pure olive oil could be procured. While this makes for a beautiful story, historically it most likely never happened in quite this manner. Most historians believe that the small reference to the Chanukah miracle as found in the Talmud was added by the rabbis who did not want to glorify a military victory, even though it saved Judaism from extinction. The most likely explanation for the eight-day celebration of Chanukah came from the fact that because of the fighting for religious freedom, the Jewish soldiers had been unable to observe the eight-day harvest festival of Sukkot. By making Chanukah an eight-day feast, they could also make up for time lost and keep Sukkot in spirit. Today, the candleholders we use for the Chanukah festival are called chanukiyot (singular, chanukiyah) Unlike the original menorah, this candleholder has eight cup holders plus another one slightly above the others for the shammas or servant candle. This is a special ritual so that the lights of the chanukiyah are not diminished or used for illumination but rather to publish the miracle, i.e. to promote the symbolism of the holiday of religious freedom and the light of goodness and peace. And as the candles are added each evening, the beautiful candles of the chanukiyah fills each Jewish home with its special, holy glow. There are those that maintain that the menorah is a symbol of Israels mission to be a light unto the nations. (Isaiah 42:6) This mission was not to be obtained by force but by setting a moral and ethical example to the world. This vision is highlighted in a vision by the prophet Zechariah 4:1-6. In this prophecy, Zechariah sees a vision of the menorah and God tells him: Not by might, nor by power but by My spirit. It is the very passage read in synagogues today during the Sabbath of Chanukah. Every Jewish home has at least one chanukiyah. They may be of silver, brass, ceramic, clay or other materials. They may be heirlooms, recent acquisitions or those received as gifts. Themes can be traditional, modern or even whimsical as the special Mickey Mouse and Friends one recently gifted to me by friends. To be kosher, they all must have eight cup holders and one extra for the shammas. For those of you that like things big, check out the huge chanukiyah erected each year in the southeast corner of Central Park in New York City. On each of the nights of Chanukah, a cherry picker lights each of the candles in this 32 feet high, 4,000-pound chanukiyah. May the light and warmth of the Chanukah lights fill every home with peace and love. Happy Chanukah. (Chanukah begins on Dec. 8, 2012 at sundown) The Menorah and the Holiday of Chanukah J UDI S JOURNAL J S Judi Siegal 000DELC 000DFO0 W i s d o Family Medicine Wisdo is Welcoming NEW PATIENTS! (352) 622-9007 Call Today For Appointment Providing Comprehensive Healthcare For The Entire Family Monday Friday 8 A M 5 P M Christine A. 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July parade, for Petes sake! In February, nobody calls it a holiday banquet. It is a Valentines banquet. Just so everybody knows, nobody will catch me singing a holiday carol. I suppose with all the holidays in this country throughout the year it would be simpler just to call everything a holiday. That would simplify things and help those who cannot keep up with the calendar. I am all for that. It seems the only squabbling that goes on is during the month of December. Actually, the squabbling begins before our turkey dinner has finished digesting. Maybe some people get too much turkey in their system and it clouds their thinking. All they have to do is squabble about something and so the only thing in front of them is the Christmas season. I get that. What I do not get is the level of anger directed in this direction. It would seem that the Christmas season offers a huge threat to our society. We cannot call our Christmas tree a Christmas tree; it has to be called a holiday tree. Everybody knows, the word Christmas tree is some kind of code inviting disaster on our society. I have never heard anybody define or describe what that disaster would look like. What amazes me is simply that this is a huge issue in some peoples minds. Nothing is more dangerous to society than this. The word Christmas carries with it more danger to our society than the ominous financial cliff we are facing, the threat of terrorism in our own country and Lindsay Lohan at 4 a.m. What is more confusing to me is that these people who are trying to protect our society from anything religious wants to substitute the word holiday for the word Christmas. It just shows the level of education in our country has not kept up with the times. I know it has been a long time since I have been in school, but I do know that certain words have certain definitions. Do the people who object to anything religious understand that the word holiday comes from the phrase holy day? I am not a PhD but I do know that the phrase holy day has religious roots. So, I am really confused along this line. On the one hand, we are not to use the word Christmas because of its religious connotations. At the same time, we are supposed to use the word holiday which in every dictionary in the land means holy day. I could be corrected along this line, but in my thinking the phrase, holy day has some very distinct religious roots. When I hear somebody complaining along this line, and they do it so vehemently, I have a question as to their sanity. It does not make sense to me. Christmas is a holy day but we are not allowed to think of it as a holy day just use the term holiday. Now I am really confused. Is it a holiday or a holy day? Is it sacred or is it secular? What holiday does a holiday tree really celebrate? I like what the apostle Paul wrote, Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the Sabbath days (Colossians 2:16 KJV). I will not allow any mans objections affect my celebration of the Christmas season. To quote from a great secular classic, God bless us, everyone.Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, Ocala.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. Friday, December 7, 2012 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 22 ~ Friday, December 7, 2012 www.smcitizen.com PASTORCONTINUED FROM PAGE 10 Moose Lodge activitiesDec. 7, Friday, Fish or Shrimp 5 to 7 p.m. David Baldwin Karaoke 6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 8, Saturday, Lasagna Dinner 5 to 7 p.m, Timeless Motion Entertainment 6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 9. Sunday, Bar Bingo 4 to 6 p.m., Football in the Social Quarters. Dec. 10, Monday, Moose Legion meeting 6 p.m., LOOM meeting 7 p.m. Coney Dogs all day. Dec. 11, Tuesday, Dart League at 5:45. Newcomers welcome. Moose Legion meat loaf dinner 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 12, Wednesday, officers meeting 6:30 p.m. Dec. 13, Thursday, Janice Neals International Greek Stew and Salad Dinner 5 to 7 p.m. Cards 1 p.m. Shuffleboard, 7 p.m. Dec. 14, Friday, Fish or Shrimp 5 to 7 p.m. Randy Stanley Karaoke 6 to 10 p.m. West Marion Moose Lodge 2356, open for members and qualified guests, is at 10411 S.W. 110th St., one mile north of State Road 200 across from Oak Run entrance. Phone 352-854-2200. Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com A recent NPR broadcast stated that our institutes of higher learning are graduating more lawyers than can find legal positions. That explains why there have been so many of them occupying Pun Alley pleading their cases. Today, we just have to let them have a hearing. A drip Discovering a leak in the bathroom, the lawyers secretary called the plumber, who fixed it in a matter of minutes. The bill, however, was so substantial that the lawyer called to complain. You werent here for more than ten minutes, he said, and I dont charge that much for an hour. I know, responded the plumber sympathetically. I didnt either, when I was a lawyer.Roasted A dog ran into a butcher shop and grabbed a roast off the counter. The butcher recognized the dog as belonging to a neighbor, who happened to be a lawyer. Incensed by the theft, the butcher called up his neighbor and said, If your dog stole a roast from my butcher shop, would you be liable for the cost of the meat? Of course. How much was the roast? $13.98. A few days later, the butcher received a check in the mail for $13.98. Attached to it was an invoice that said, Legal Consultation Service: $250.Fair?Taking his seat in chambers, the judge faced the opposing lawyers. I have been presented by both of you with a bribe, the judge began. Both lawyers squirmed uncomfortably. You, Attorney Leoni, gave me $15,000. And you, Attorney Campos, gave me $10,000. The judge handed a check to Leoni. Now, then, Im returning $5,000, and we are going to decide this case solely on its merits. Briefs The out-of-work lawyer took his own clothes to a Laundromat in a brief case. Two very rich people got divorced, and their lawyers lived happily ever after. We have 35 million laws to enforce the Ten Commandments. This lawyer helped a woman lose a hundred eighty pounds of fat. He got her a divorce. A bartender tried to give his lawyer a retainer of some whiskey. The lawyer counted the bottles and said, Theres only seven bottles. I cant make a case out of that. True storiesKetchum and Cheathum was a well-known New York law firm in 1880. The firms name was later changed to I. Ketchum and U. Cheatham. The lawyers were Israel Ketchum and Uriah Cheatham. Abel Crook was once a prominent Manhattan lawyer. Go for broke!Although the evidence is against me, said the man charged with a crime, Ive got $50,000 in cash to fight the case with. Youll never go to prison with that kind of money, the lawyer assured him. And he didnt, before he entered prison the lawyer had the $50,000. Dead? It was one of the most gruesome cases ever to come before the court in the small town, and if found guilty, the defendant would spend the rest of his life behind bars. The case had not been proceeding well for the defense because the circumstantial evidence was quite compelling. The only chance the lawyer had was to cast some doubt in the minds of the jurors. His only hope was to attack the testimony of the medical examiner. Lawyer: And prior to declaring the victim dead, did you check his pulse? Doctor: no. Lawyer: Did you perform CPR? Doctor: no. Lawyer: Did you do anything to determine if the victim was still alive prior to declaring him dead? Doctor: no. Lawyer: Then, Doctor, isnt it possible that prior to your declaring the victim dead that, in fact he may have been alive, and that it was your negligence that caused the death? Doctor: Aside from the fact that his brain was in a jar, I suppose he could have been out somewhere practicing law.Heaven can waitA lawyer arrived at the pearly gates and St. Peter said, Normally, we dont let you people in here, but youre in luck. We have a special this week. You go to hell for the length of time you were alive, then you get to come back to heaven for eternity. The lawyer replied, Ill take the deal. St. Peter said, OK, that will be 212 years in hell. The lawyer said, What are you talking about? Im 65 years old. St. Peter said, Up here we go by billing hours. 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sires, thus losing sight of the needs of others. A person who tries to get through life by looking out for himself or herself first is invariably frustrated. Often this person views life as a competition to determine who can accumulate more. On the other hand, those who are concerned for the well being of others are happier, more content, and more satisfied. By giving without expecting, they in turn receive the things they need. Giving is a simple concept that works every time it is applied. There will be people who don't appreciate what you do, but it doesn't matter. You are giving without anticipating anything in return. Besides, there will be many more who are thankful for your efforts. If you don't treat others well, buying a gift won't compensate for your behavior. The recipient might like what you give them but it won't make up for your actions. You can't bribe someone to forgive the way you treat them with a present. The best gift you can receive is the joy of making someone else happy. Being unselfish is a wonderful way to live. When you give with no ulterior motives, your actions are seen as genuine. Should you expect something in return, your behavior is always suspect. We all know people who do nice things only when they want something in return. Make giving a daily routine. Don't start and end with the holiday season. Every day is a good day to do something nice. When people feel good due to your actions, you can't help but feel happy yourself. And that is priceless. The most significant action you can take is having a positive impact on the lives of others. Bryan is the author of "Dare to Live Without Limits." Visit www.DareToLiveWithoutLimits.com or your bookstore. Bryan is a self-development expert, syndicated columnist, and professor. E-mail Bryan at bryan@columnist.com. Friday, December 7, 2012 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com 10 ~ Friday, December 7, 2012 www.smcitizen.com GOLDEN CONTINUED FROM PAGE 9 I will confess right up front to a certain degree of confusion. The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage will corroborate this confession. So many things confuse me; I am not sure where to begin, and once I begin, where in the world will it stop? I have been married for over 41 years but I must confess, not to the same woman. Oh yes, it is the same woman with the same name but it is not the same woman I married 41 years ago. Where is that young woman I married? When first married, I thought I knew everything there was to know about women and wives in particular. I do not know if it is the ensuing years but I am rather confused about this whole matter of being married. I suppose that is the mystery of romance. If you ever figure it out it loses its charm. Romance without charm is just an old man and an old woman who have lived together for 41 years. That is just one area of confusion. I harbor no aspiration of unconfusing my level of confusion in that area. There are other areas I could work on that might be a little more productive in this regard. An area particularly that has me greatly confused is the Christmas season with all the Christmas decorations including the ominous Christmas tree. Oh, how I love that old Christmas tree and decorating it and celebrating the whole Christmas spirit. What has been confusing me for the last several years is this uncertainty about the season. Some people do not want to call it the Christmas season; rather they refer to it as the holiday season. What I want to know is, what holiday are we celebrating in December? I know the holiday we celebrate in November, and the other holidays sprinkled throughout the year. In July, for example, nobody calls it a holiday parade. It is the Fourth of What does a holiday tree celebrate? O UT TO PASTOR J S Rev. James L. 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BY BRYAN GOLDEN Among other things, the holidays are a time of giving and receiving gifts. The question most often asked of people is, "what did you get?" Much less frequently asked is, "what did you give?" Invariably, the inquiries concern material gifts. Purchasing a gift can certainly be thoughtful and a wonderful gesture, especially when it's backed up by your actions. However, the most valuable presents are those that aren't sold in stores. When you give your love, your time, help someone in need, aid another in solving a problem or overcoming an obstacle, you give something priceless. The true spirit of the holidays is giving. When you give, you receive. You can get anything in life you want by helping enough others get what they want. But only if you give without expecting anything in return. The impact of giving isn't limited to just the holiday season, it's something that has value all year. The power of giving is often underestimated. When you give unconditionally, you don't just impact the recipient; you start a chain reaction. By brightening the life of one person you also affect all those who they then touch. No gesture of giving or kindness is too small. Holding the door open at a store, helping someone carry groceries to their car, letting another car in front of you, saying please and thank you, and saying hello to a stranger you pass on the sidewalk, are some of the many things you can do daily. For family and friends, your time is one of the most precious gifts you can offer. Are you there for others when they need you? Do you offer a hand without being asked? Do you help out when asked? Too often, people get caught up in their own deFriday, December 7, 2012 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 24 ~ Friday, December 7, 2012 www.smcitizen.com the talents of future professional players. And last but not least is the baseball team for which the stadium was built, the Tampa Bay Rays, whose schedule would determine the availability for other sporting events. I feel that if a baseball team can pay a single ball player one hundred million dollars for a multi year contract they could come up with ideas to make this stadium a worthwhile and profitable business for all. I have attended games at this beautiful stadium and with a few minor changes it could be a wonderful destination for sporting events for many years to come. There are many successful stadiums around the country that may be in the middle of a city with little or no parking, other stadiums outside the city where everyone has to be bused or drive across town to attend or on college campuses where there is no parking but contract busing handles the problem. Instead of being in a panic mode, let;s use this great facility to our advantage and enjoy what we already have. Jerry Segovis Ocala LETTERSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com Christmas Is...BY MARILYN MARINELLI Christmas is within your heart every time you give someone a gift of love, a token of grace, a smile or touch of kindness. How many times within this past year have you given a gift of love? How many open packages were left within anothers heart by your actions, or giving of some kind or another? Christmas can be shared each and every day of your life, if you let Jesus live in you. It doesnt matter how much money you have, or how many gifts you can shower on your family and friends. Its the times that you share a kind word, or giving something of yourself when the need is really great in someone elses life. God gave His only Son that we may have eternal life that each one who gives their life to Jesus may be saved. Saved from what? The oppression, the fears, hurts and tears that come to all of us. How have you allowed the love of God to help others this past year? What gifts have you given? Can we truly say this Christmas, I cant think of anything I truly need, for God has blessed me with His kindness, grace, mercy, and forgiveness. And what about the many needs that He has met in my life? They are too many to count. Yes, so many blessings that cant be bought in a store. Things money just cant buy. And yes, what about the groceries He provided when I needed them so badly, or the clothes for my children when they were in such need? I pray that this Christmas we can all realize that many blessings God has provided. With a thankful heart and joy, we can spread the love of God to every creature when we know that our needs are met of God. Then we are able to share with others the very things God has provided to us. This time of the year can be very hard on people. There are many circumstances that loom in the heart that can suppress the joy of the Lord. I believe that God wants us to know that we are loved. Every Christmas I am asked by my family members, What do you want for Christmas? Every year I tell them, I dont know. Its really hard for me to tell them what I want because each year I find myself being thankful for the things I received all through the year. By the time Christmas comes around, I feel truly blessed as I reflect on the needs God has provided for. You may think I am a rich lady, but thats far from the truth of the natural eye. God told me many years ago to act like a rich lady and when I did, God provided for me, as I walked along with Him. Now you may say, I bet youre doing pretty well, I bet if I came to your house, I would see all the best. I have to tell you, it would be far from the truth. What I have is good enough and sometimes I just feel like, what more could I want? Yes, more expensive things are nice, but it doesnt heal the hurts inside. The bigger house or nicer car is great, but the lifting of oppression and dispelling of lies are greater. The special times with family and friends are more precious than all the money in the world. Now dont get me wrong. I still look for those gifts that I can unwrap on Christmas Day. The joy and excitement are still there. When all the gifts are unwrapped and the frenzy of the time subsides, I am truly grateful for what God has done for me over the past year. I am thankful for my husband, my puppy dogs and cat. I am thankful for the times I spend thankful that Gods love reaches out to others through me. Truly these things are worth more than money can buy and more lasting. I can take these gifts anywhere and find within each gift, a gift that keeps on giving. God bless you this Christmas, and remember that love comes from God and the love of God is always the greatest gift you can give to someone else. Marilyn Marinelli is founder of Have A Heart For Companion Animals, Inc. (www.haveaheart.us) and co-founder of the Fellowship of Christian Poets (www.christianpoets.com). GUEST COMMENTARIES Heres looking at the true holiday spirit PLEASESEEGOLDEN PAGE10 BY ELOISE JURGENS ejh2025@gmail.com Sports and upcoming club events constitute this weeks OTOW Happenings. Softball League Our softball season has been well under way since October, and the teams are beginning to get used to each other. There have been some great games and some not so great, but you can feel the excitement amongst the players as they cheer on their teams. Coaches are repositioning players and redoing lineups in hopes of getting the best out of the players. You can see the team members as they walk into the dugout and head to the posted standings, to see their won and loss record. They closely watch how the first place team is doing, hoping they will lose so that they can move up in the standings. The last game in November was a good example of how the teams are so attentive to watching some of the games. The first game of the day was between the first place team, Tee Pee Tire, and the fourth place team WiseWay Auto. WiseWay won the game and knocked the Tee Pee Tire team out of first place. You can see the excitement in the Dr. Dunn team players as they have now moved into first place ahead of Tee Pee Tire. They began to huddle together and talk amongst themselves, talking about their upcoming game. Our second game was between the third place team, Overholser Eye (our new sponsor) and the last place team, Great Clips. Overholser Eye now has their shot at moving up a notch, in the standing, if they can defeat Great Clips. Great Clips, however, won the game, keeping Overholser in third place. In our final game of the day, there was much more excitement within the Dr. Dunn team as they were playing the lowly Cebert Wealth team. and they have thus far beaten them in every game they have played. This was the chance they were waiting for; a win would put them in a stand-alone first place. The Cebert Wealth team put their best foot forward and stood toe to toe with the Dr. Dunn team. Then it happen, the Cebert Wealth team finally beat the Dr. Dunn team and dashed them from their hopes of taking over first place. As the Dr. Dunn team walked away dejected, you could almost hear them mumbling amongst themselves with the hopes of winning the spot the next time they play. There are plenty more games to play so there will be changes in the standings, but for now, its a hoorah for the last place teams. 4-Tee Pee Tire-Tom 7-4 1-Dr. Dunn-Kenny 7-4 6-Overholser-Roger 6-5 3-Wiseway-Jimmy 5-6 5-Cebert Wealth-Bill 4-6 2-Great Clips-Paul 3-7 Lions Club Christmas tree 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 secure 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! Trashy fashionsAs most of you recall, each year the Lions Club puts on a very popular annual fashion show. Another fashion show is planned, but with a unique twist! The models will be wearing fashions that are made of recyclable materials! The OTOW Lions Club first recycled Trashy fashion show is scheduled for April 12. Club members will not be the models; instead, members of the communitys other clubs (and not just OTOW clubs) and organizations will create and model their own trashy outfits and will be competing against each other for one of three cash prizes: $1,000, $500, and $300. The money will be donated to the charity of the winners choice. Details in regards to what materials may be used in these trashy outfits, submission procedures, etc. should be available to you by mid-December. Does YOUR club or organization have what it takes to win this exciting contest? Look for further information in this newspaper and in the weekly South Marion Citizens column, OTOW Happenings. You may also contact PDG Lion Estelle Clark at pdgestelle@yahoo.com (352-861-7358) or me at ejh2025@gmail.com at any time. Sports, upcoming club events highlight action at OTOW OTOW HAPPENINGS All dinners are open to the public in the dining hall Saturday Breakfast is served from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Donation is $4. The Mens Auxiliary will serve shrimp and wing baskets with coleslaw and fries on Dec. 7 from 4 to 6 p.m. After the Dec. 7 date, dinner will resume in January. The fish fry held on the second and fourth Friday will not be serving until Jan. 11. The VFW Post 4781 Holiday Party will take place on Saturday, Dec.28. The Holiday 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 dinner, the comedy show sponsored by VFW Post 4781 will feature Carol Nelson Krazy Carol, a recording artist from Sarasota. Along with the comedy show, the evenings entertainment will include music and dancing. Tickets for all of the events are $20 per person. There are pre-sale tickets only as no tickets will be sold at the door. Tickets can be purchased in the Canteen daily beginning at noon. There are limited tickets! Bingo is open to the public each Monday and Thursday with early bird specials starting at 1:30. Lunch is available. Members and guests (non-members must be signed in by a VFW Post 4781 member) Monday Night Bar Bingo is played in the Canteen from 6 to 8. Food is available. Join us for Karaoke on Friday, Dec. 7 from 6 to 10 p.m. with Dave Hulburt and on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 7 to 11 p.m. with Mr. October. Canteen Lunches are served Monday through Friday from opening to 3. Fridays feature is Bobs steak and cheese. Hall Rental Rental includes a non-smoking hall with catering and kitchen services available. The reasonable rates vary 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 352873-4781. Upcoming events at VFW Post 4781 0 0 0 D E S 6 Leesburg Charity Bingo Bring this ad in for $5 Off Your Pack! Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday Bingo Wednesdays are smoke free! Christmas Party Sunday Dec. 9th FREE Meal FREE Dobber Door Prizes Doors always open at 9:30am. Games at 12:45pm 31710 Progress Rd., Leesburg, FL 352-323-9072 Internal Medicine Associates Of OcalaBoard Certifications in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics 000DFLX Sharon Marques M.D. Thomas Mohan ARNP K.N. Reddy M.D. Connie L. Hartley ARNP Herma Baker FNP-BC OFFICE LOCATIONS:4840 S U.S. Hwy. 41, Dunnellon(352) 489-5152 1623 SW 1St Ave., Ocala(352) 732-9844 9401 SW Hwy. 200, Bldg. 500 Ste. 501 & 502, Ocala(352) 854-9991Ask About Weight Loss Programs!! 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Friday, December 7, 2012 ~ 25 www.smcitizen.com W hen the founding fathers of the United States were considering which form of government would best serve our nation, they rejected a democracy as too dangerous. Benjamin Franklin said: Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Now and then we get to watch the birth of a so-called democracy. The people of an unhappy nation throw out a tyrant and try to vote in a government of good guys. Examples include Iran and Venezuela. The people of those pretender democracies get to vote only for approved candidates and issues. In Iran candidates and issues have to be pre-approved by a guardian council of mullahs. In reality Iran is a theocracy (a nation governed by a religious order). Egypt is the most recent hopeful nation. The Egyptian people ousted Hosni Mubarak, who had served as president for 30 years. After months of riots, Egyptians voted to elect a democratic government they thought. The Muslim Brotherhood said it wouldnt offer a candidate for president, but as a member of the winning party, former Brotherhood leader Mohammed Morsi, emerged as president of the temporary government. In June of 2012, the Egyptian revolution seemed on course to a new and democratic constitution. However, in mid November President Morsi granted himself unlimited powers, until a new constitution is ratified by the people. He said assuming all executive and legislative power was temporary, and meant to protect the revolution. Fearing they had been sold out, and that the constitution writers would impose Sharia law (the moral code of Islam) 200,000 protesters took to the streets, and the courts went on strike. Morsi defended his power grab by saying he was trying to prevent the courts from disbanding the Islamist-controlled assembly which was writing the new constitution. Although the liberal and Christian members walked out, the assembly produced a hurry-up constitution at Morsis request. The Muslim Brotherhood scheduled a 200,000 member outdoor celebration in response to the protesters, who were still camped out and ready to rally again which they did. Protesters want the proposed constitution thrown out, because its undemocratic. The Brotherhood calls the protesters enemies of God and Islam, and are calling on Egyptians to support Islamic law. The United States is a federal republic in which citizens exercise power through elected representatives. We are not a direct democracy in which citizens get to speak on matters of policy, law, and issues. Whats the difference? Many countries which consider themselves democracies celebrate elections and express disagreements by throwing rocks and tear gas, burning automobiles, and hospitalizing citizens. In our republic we celebrate and protest with letters to the editor. Nonetheless, there are people in Washington who believe checks and balance in government are a nuisance, that our federal constitution is obsolete, and that it should be replaced by a European social democracy. Ben Franklin also said: When people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic. www.smcitizen.com 8 ~ Friday, December 7, 2012 The Kansas City Chiefs and the National Football League got all the attention last week about a problem that all-too-often affects families and friends of people across the country a murdersuicide. In case you missed it, a Chiefs player who many people, including myself, never heard of, shot and killed his girlfriend, then drove to the KC practice facility and, in front of the head coach and other officials, shot himself in the head, dying on the scene. The actions left their 3-monthold daughter orphaned. The dilemma that the team and league faced was this: How do you remember a teammate who died, but who was actually a murderer? The solution that the Chiefs came up with was commendable. They had a moment of silence for all domestic violence victims, including the young woman who was killed, but never mentioned the football player by name. The woeful Chiefs then went out and won the game. There is a lot of hand-wringing across the nation on this one. The liberals are shouting loud and clear about gun control, ignoring the fact that a lot of lawabiding citizens own guns, and they dont kill anyone. Besides, if it had been harder to get a gun legally in Kansas City, is anyone nave enough to think that a rich football player couldnt have found a way to buy one illegally on the streets? Everyone involved seems to say that they didnt see this coming. Friends of the young woman say several of them saw things as going along well between the couple. Still, the night before the shooting, she allegedly stayed out with friends until 1 a.m. at a concert, and he was supposedly partying with another female. Later they got into a fight when they got home. Later that morning the shooting occurred. There is still a lot we dont know about this tragedy, but there are some things we need to keep in mind. Domestic violence cases happen all too often. Not all of them end up with a death, but far too many are swept under the rug so that the victim suffers in silence and loneliness. There needs to be a better support system for the victims, and there needs to be tougher justice for the perpetrators. Murder-suicides affect a lot of people. We should do everything we can to eliminate the situations that can lead to a violent and fatal end. In Kansas City, there may not have been anything that could have been done, since everyone interviewed seems to think that things were OK, although the couple had problems in the past. Meanwhile, we need to make sure that our attention is on the victims, not on the killers even if they happen to be professional athletes. The Chiefs and the NFL did the right thing by not honoring a murderer. Jim Clark is the editor of the South Marion Citizen. PUBLISHER : GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Citizen The opinions expressed in South Marion Citizen editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns. Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 854-3986. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via e-mail. Names and communities will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Not all contributions are printed. Letters longer than 550 words may be regarded as columns and printed on a space-available basis, and writers will be limited to one contribution per month. The deadline is one week prior to each Fridays issue. Send letters to: The South Marion Citizen Editor, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@smcitizen.com. E ach year about this time we ponder the attack on Pearl Harbor and its place in American history. Each year about this time we also realize that the number of those alive today who remember Dec. 7, 1941, is dwindling. History stays alive in this area of Florida because of the large concentration of people old enough to remember the Japanese sneak attack. But in other parts of the country, the memories of World War II and its beginning for the United States may not be as vivid. Ask anyone around here what they think of when the word Japanese is mentioned, and many will say Pearl Harbor. But ask young people what they think of, and theyll say either cars or electronics. To many of them, Pearl Harbor is just something in the history books. Thats hard for some veterans to swallow, and yet when you look at the history of the U.S. and all the major events that took place, you realize that events that defined one generation dont necessarily stir up the emotions of others. For many of us, the defining moment that we know will live in history is Sept. 11, 2001, and the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington. Its hard for us to admit that 50 or 60 years from now, that day will just be a story in the history books and a video on whatever device were using then to our great-grandchildren and beyond, much as things such as Remember the Maine and the sinking of the Lusitania are to us. That is why its important, while we still have World War II and Pearl Harbor survivors among us, to remember this date which will live in infamy, and honor those who either were victims of the surprise attack or who were dragged into war because of it. Theres a great movie called Tora! Tora! Tora!, which gives the story of Pearl Harbor from both sides as you follow the Japanese preparations and the U.S. reaction. Of course, like any movie, its probably not 100 percent accurate, but it gives a good case study of the events leading up to the attack and should be in everyones DVD library, if you cant catch it on TV each year. For now, we need to keep alive the memory of Pearl Harbor, even though we know it will fade in future years. If you know a survivor of this attack, send him or her your best wishes and thank them for their service. And then sit back and ponder what this date means in American history. For now, we cant forget. S UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Remembering Pearl Harbor Remember the victim, not the killer Jim Flynn Columnist LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Democracies are often undemocratic Jim Clark Editor READER OPINIONS INVITED Broken promisesOne of the many promises President Obama made when he was elected the first time was he would help our veterans; well it is just one of the promises he didnt keep. We have the wounded warriors, asking for money to take care of our wounded vets because the government isnt. PTSS is rampant and we do not have enough doctors to help with this. We have solders in battle that do not have the supplies or equipment they need to take care of themselves. Instead of cutting the defense budget why dont they have someone to watch over the unnecessary and wasteful spending? This is putting our great country to shame, one other thing this president seems proud to do. Pat Lee Ocala Keep the RaysWhy do the owners of baseball teams who control the use of their stadiums blame the fans for their poor attendance and lack of profits. I feel that if these team and stadium owners would make better use of their property it could be a win-win situation for everyone. The positive side for the owners is that with their domed stadium in sunny Florida (sunburned fans) sometimes rainy (rain soaked fans who stay away from games) where those in attendance can watch their favorite sport in air-conditioned comfort. Rather than complain, lets make better use of this stadium for all of those who live in this area. On weeknights there are many high schools that would love to play their games in a domed stadium and show off their talents. On other days the stadium could host teams from local colleges where they could also show off PLEASESEELETTERS PAGE9 M ore than a dozen Cherrywood residents turned out for a class in oil painting on Friday, Nov. 30. It was amazing to see the beautiful works that came from these mostly novice artists Debbie Blackburn, an accomplished artist and teacher, brought her expertise in the Bob Ross technique of oil painting to the eager students. Laughter intermingled with seriousness as the class amazed themselves as well as their fellow students with the quality of the pictures they worked on. For a nominal fee, participants received not only great instruction, but also paints; canvas; and brushes. Debbie donated the cost of the class to Cherrywoods Angel Tree project that assists underprivileged children in our county with Christmas gifts. Another class is being scheduled for January of next year when many of the students plan to sign up again. Keep watching the Cherrywood section of the Citizen for times and dates and take advantage of this great opportunity. As Debbie says, There is an artist in all of us We thank Debbie for her expertise and we congratulate the students on their accomplishments. Trim Our TreeLinda Sitso and her Cherrywood Songbirds gave a stellar performance at the annual Tree Trimming party on Sunday, Dec. 2. More than 100 residents were there to listen to the songs of the season and to join in the fun. Solos by Marjorie Cardoza and Pat McKenna were outstanding. Marjorie sang, God on the Mountain and Pat, our Irish tenor, sang Christmas in Kilarney. Those were just two of the highlights of a concert. The smiling and happy crowd joined in singing such favorites as Santa Claus is coming to Town; White Christmas and a raucous rendition of the Twelve Days of Christmas that brought the house down. At the end of the concert, the Songbirds received a well deserved standing ovation for their fantastic efforts. The Christmas Spirit was spread throughout the audience by this professional and heartfelt performance that culminated with the unanimous singing of We Wish You a Merry Christmas. Refreshments lined three tables for everyone to enjoy and the clubhouse was decorated to the nines. Our Christmas trees look beautiful with the decorations that the residents hung on them. If you havent been through the clubhouse lately, you should stop in and see what a magnificent job Eve Houghtaling and the Activities Team have done. Congratulations and a huge thank you to Linda Sisto; our Songbirds; to Geri who coordinated the program and Eve Houghtaling and all her volunteers who made the evening possible. Well done. End of Time DanceOn the Mayans Calendar, the days run out on Dec. 21, 2012. Some people have speculated that this would be the end of the world. We here at Cherrywood decided that if that is the case; what better way to go out than with a party. So, at 7 p.m. in the clubhouse there is going to be a sock hop dance. Everyone is encouraged to bring drinks; snacks to pass around and to enjoy; a big smile and all your friends and neighbors. With a toast and a smile; a friend near by and dancing, thats the way to go out. Now for those of you who might be a little worried that this prediction has some truth in it, let me point out that; the Mayans didnt predict the coming of the Spaniards nor did they predict their own downfall as a civilization. These are but a couple of the fails the Mayans had in looking into the future. So come on out on Friday the 21st for a great time and if need be, a great farewell. Rich Becotte will supply the music; everyone else supplies the refreshments and the good times. See you there. Shutterbugs Camera ClubDecember 7 is the Shutterbugs meeting in the clubhouse library at 10 a.m. There will be a photo contest with the subject Thanksgiving and a prize for the best photo. The only qualifications for entry into the contest are that the photo be taken by the person entering it and the subject be something to do with the Thanksgiving holiday. Everyone with an interest in photography is welcome to come; just bring your smile and your camera. Well look forward to seeing you on Friday at 10.Bingo A reminder that on Thursdays at 7 p.m., Bingo is played in the clubhouse. Win cash prizes and enjoy the friendly atmosphere as everyone relaxes for an evening of gaming fun. Come a few minutes early so you can buy your cards and find a good seat. Dont be afraid to bring your friends and neighbors as you enjoy and possibly win at this classic game. December TriviaDonna James will be our guest Quizmaster on Wednesday, Dec. 19, for Trivia Night at Cherrywood this month. The topic is naturally, Christmas and she will be flashing questions on the big screen for our teams to try and answer. Trivia starts at 6 p.m. so arrive a little early to be assigned a team if you dont already have one. The teams of three and four people each compete in an attempt to win a small cash prize but mostly for bragging rights. If you dont have a team, youll be assigned to one so everyone has an equal chance. The cost is usually a dollar per person but in honor of Christmas, everyone is asked to bring a snack to pass around instead. Were sure youll find how much you know and dont know about the Christmas holiday on this exciting evening of friendly competition. Bring your refreshments of choice and come out for a brain challenging good time. Gardening Club Winter Style Norma Farnull, Master Gardener, will be the guest speaker for our Garden Club on Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 11 in the morning. The Garden Club meets on the patio of the clubhouse where there is plenty of comfortable seating. Ms. Farnull will be advising everyone on how to care for their garden in the cold months of winter as well as planning for the spring season. 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the cold winter months is important to all of us who care about the appearance of our homes and enjoy the rewards of making things grow. If you are a person who enjoys working outside with nature, you will love the Garden Club and the opportunities it offers to learn new ideas; share knowledge; and to be with fellow green thumbs. Admission is free to this meeting and it will offer not only a chance for you to learn new techniques and hints, but also give you the opportunity to ask questions of a highly respected and knowledgeable expert. New Years Eve PartyOn New Years Eve, Cherrywood holds its most formal event of the social year. New Years Eve is a special time when we all look back and mark our accomplishments; make plans for the coming year and in general; enjoy being with our Cherrywood family. Tickets are required for this special occasion at a cost of $10 per person. Those tickets include light refreshments; music to dance to; party favors; champagne and in general, a super time. See Geri to make sure you have a place in this gala event. The party begins at 9 p.m. and ends when the New Year is sufficiently welcomed by all. Gather your friends and neighbors; get your tickets; plan to bring your liquid refreshments of choice; dust off your party rags; and then come to the clubhouse for a terrific New Years Eve.Biloxi TripStart your New Year off with a great trip to Biloxi. Enjoy the luxury of the IP Casino for three nights and four days with all of its amenities and the camaraderie your fellow Cherrywood friends. A Deluxe Motor Coach with professional driver will take you to the IP Casino and Spa where you can check into your room and then head out for all the fun and excitement that is Biloxi. Delicious food; gaming fun; entertainment; shopping; all is at your doorstep or finger tips. The IP will provide you with $25 in free slot play as well as $24 in meal coupons so you can start enjoying your stay immediately upon arrival. Also, while youre there, enjoy a trip to the Hard Rock Casino and the Palace Casino where youll get $15 in free slot play at each venue. Enjoy three casinos; three nights; four days of non-stop fun in Biloxi and all for just $159. The trip begins on Sunday, Jan. 13, and reservations are filling up fast so dont miss out. Contact Natalie at 352-854-4561 today to make sure you dont miss out. Cribbage players neededThe Cribbage Club is still looking for more players to enjoy playing this exciting and fun game. If youve never played before, youll find eager instructors to teach you all the fine points of the game and if youre an accomplished player; youll find a challenge with your friendly opponents. Every Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. in the card room of the clubhouse you will find the group ready, willing and eager to play so come out and join them. You can gain a new skill; learn a new past time or hone your skills in the relaxed and friendly atmosphere of the Cribbage Club. Double Deck PinochleEver wanted to learn how to play pinochle? Now you have a chance. Sundays at 6 p.m. the Double Deck Pinochle Club gathers in the clubhouse card room to play there own brand of this exciting game. As with the cribbage players, there are many players who are ready to patiently and expertly teach new comers the ins and outs of the game. Experienced players will find a challenge and all will find a lot of fun. Playing cards is a relaxing way to socialize with your fellow residents and friends so dont miss the chance to take advantage of this opportunity. New or experienced; pinochle is always a great game. Bocce on Friday nightsAbout 6:30 p.m. on Friday nights, people begin to gather at the Bocce courts behind the clubhouse. The atmosphere grows tenser as the 7 oclock hour approaches. Players are practicing; referees are selected; teams are picked and sized up by their competition; crowds gather in the seats to watch the professional quality of play well, maybe not. A more accurate description would be that a bunch of fun loving people come out with smiles on their faces and a few snacks and beverages to engage in a terrific time. Bocce is an ancient sport that from what Ive seen, no one has been able to master over all these centuries. On Friday nights everyone who wants to play is taught the basics of the game by those who are a little more experienced. Theres no pressure and the atmosphere is one of relaxed leisure. If you have any desire to learn how to play Bocce; if you like to watch your friends and neighbors playing Bocce; or if you just like to hang around with some great people, you should come out. If the weather is bad; cold or rainy, the Bocce players retire to the clubhouse to enjoy their refreshments and conversation. Youll be able to spot them whether theyre at the clubhouse or on the courts; theyll be the people laughing and enjoying each others company.December 7 remembered On Dec. 7, 1941, the Pacific Fleet of the U.S. Navy as well as airfields and other military installations in the Hawaiian Islands were suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan. The surprise attack on Hawaii took many lives and plunged the United States into the Second World War. Since that time, every Dec. 7 Americans have taken a moment to reflect on that date; to vow to never be caught by surprise again; and to honor the bravery and memory of those who lost their lives in that attack. The Cherrywood Veterans Club urges all Americans to fly their flag at half staff on this Dec. 7. Let us never forget the sacrifices of the Greatest Generation. Accordion Club changeDue to the Christmas holiday our renowned Accordion Club will be meeting on Dec. 28; a Friday instead of their usual Wednesday evening meeting. These excellent musicians begin at 5:30 p.m. and play until 9. If youve never been before, youre missing something special and if you have; I dont need to tell you what a fun and entertaining time it is. Bring your refreshments and your friends and come to the clubhouse for an evening of beautiful music from a wide variety of talents. The admission is free and the musicians are at every level from beginner to professional. You cant beat the wide variety of songs and styles that they bring. Just for December, Accordion Club is Friday the 28th. Dont forget and come early to get good seats because these artists draw a big crowd. Spotlight on Excellence: Each week I try to bring you a special article about a person or persons of interest or who has made a difference in the life of our community. Because its that special time of year again this Spotlight article is being dedicated to one of our favorite people. Want a hint as to who it is? Well hes a world traveler; hes a journeyman toy maker; hes an excellent bookkeeper and is an expert aviator. In addition, he is an animal lover with several pets; is a loving husband and runs a large organization with hundreds of satisfied employees. Noted for his generosity and affection, he works all year long preparing for one very special night. Yes, its Santa Claus. Since moving to Florida, I have had some serious reservations and questions for the Jolly old elf. How, for example, does that sleigh work when theres no snow down here? How did the reindeer get their name? What about the lack of chimneys here in the Sunshine State? What are the qualifications for being on the Naughty or Nice list? How does he take care of so many youngsters and not get worn out? So with all these questions, I decided to put a call into the North Pole and talk to the man himself. What I found out was pretty interesting. I asked him how the reindeer got their name and he said, One foggy night there was a tapping at the window. Mrs. Claus asked, Whats that? Without looking up from my books I answered, Its just the rain deer. When she opened the shutters and looked out she saw Donner and Blitzen. They had been tapping looking for a snack. Well ever since, theyve been known as reindeer. Then there was the question of the sleigh and no Friday, December 7, 2012 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 26 ~ Friday, December 7, 2012 www.smcitizen.com CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 25 Songbird Marjorie Cardoza performs a solo at the Cherrywood Trim-a-Tree party. SEE CHERRYWOOD PAGE27 0 0 0 D A V M T HRIFT STORE 7355 SW 38th St., Ocala 351-1334 Tuesday Saturday 10am to 5pm Something for everyone Linens, Clothing, Furniture, Appliances And More 0 0 0 D 2 D Y John M. 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snow in Florida. He just laughed with that robust belly laugh of his and said, Its a magic sleigh. I only need snow to take off and land and theres no lack of snow up here. I remember that Christmas Eve many years ago when I landed on Clement Clarke Moores lawn. The reindeer made such a clatter that he had to get up and see what was the matter. Until that time, I had everyone fooled about my visits. So you dont always come down the chimneys? Oh heavens no; I do wear asbestos long underwear but most people have fires in their fire places on Christmas Eve; if I came down their chimneys that would really burn my asbestos. Well how do you take care of so many children? I asked. Thats no problem, he answered cheerfully. Not only do I have my staff of elves up here but theres the U.S. Marines who help me out and then theres the Salvation Army with their red kettles and many more groups and individuals who assist me. Im grateful to all of them for their hard work. This is really helpful Santa, I continued. Let me ask you another question. Regarding this list of whos naughty and nice; can you give me an example of each? Let me see he began. Once, many years ago I got a letter from a young man who lived in Father Flanagans Boys Town; he asked for a girl. The lad got coal in his stocking that year. And the nice? I asked. All the children are nice even though sometimes they make mistakes. Its when they grow up theres a problem. Oh, how so? Well, the nice adults dont need gifts to tell them to be good; being good is reward enough. As for the naughty ones, well they get pretty much anything they want. Before I signed off with Santa I asked him if there was anything else he wanted me to tell the people. He said, Tell them to remember the meaning of Christmas; tell them that as long as they do kind and loving deeds, I will be alive in their hearts and tell them too, Merry Christmas to all, and to all, a good night. From Your Reporter:If you have comments or suggestions concerning articles you would like to see in the Cherrywood section of the Citizen, please contact me at urperssec@yahoo.com. Im always pleased to hear from my readers. Friday, December 7, 2012 ~ 27 www.smcitizen.com 6 ~ Friday, December 7, 2012 www.smcitizen.com CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 26 Gilddan New Mexico Bowl Albuquerque, NM Nevada vs. Arizona, Saturday, Dec. 15, 1 p.m. ESPN Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, Boise, ID Utah State vs. Toledo, Saturday, Dec 15, 4:30 p.m. ESPN San Diego Co. Credit Union Poinsetta Bowl, San Diego BYU vs. San Diego St., Thursday, Dec. 20, 8 p.m. ESPN Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl, St. Petersburg, UCF vs. Ball State, Friday, Dec. 21, 7:30 p.m. ESPN R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl, New Orleans E. Carolina vs. La. Lafayette, Sat., Dec. 22, noon, ESPN MAACO Las Vegas Bowl, Las Vegas Washington vs. Boise St., Sat., Dec. 22, 3:30 p.m. ESPN Sheraton Hawaii Bowl, Honolulu Fresno State vs. SMU, Monday, Dec. 24, 8 p.m. ESPN Little Caesar's Pizza Bowl, Detroit W. Kentucky vs. C.Michigan, Wed., Dec. 26, 7:30 ESPN Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman Washington San Jose vs. Bowling Green, Thur., Dec. 27, 3 p.m. ESPN Belk Bowl, Charlotte, NC Cincinnati vs. Duke, Thursday, Dec. 27, 6:30 p.m. ESPN Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl, San Diego UCLA vs. Baylor, Thursday, Dec. 27, 9:45 p.m. ESPN AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl, Shreveport, LA Ohio vs. Louisiana-Monroe, Friday, Dec. 28, 2 p.m. ESPN Russell Athletic Bowl, Orlando Rutgers vs. Virginia Tech, Friday, Dec. 28, 5:30 p.m. ESPN Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas, Houston Texas Tech vs. Minnesota, Friday, Dec. 28, 9 p.m. ESPN Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl, Fort Worth, TX Rice vs. Air Force, Saturday, Dec. 29, 11:45 a.m. ESPN New Era Pinstripe Bowl, Bronx, NY West Virginia vs. Syracuse, Sat. Dec. 29, 3:15 p.m. ESPN Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl, San Francisco Navy vs. Arizona State, Saturday, Dec. 29, 4 p.m. ESPN2 Valero Alamo Bowl, San Antonio, TX Texas vs. Oregon State, Saturday, Dec. 29, 6:45 p.m. ESPN Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, Tempe, AZ Michigan St. vs. TCU, Saturday, Dec. 29, 10:15 p.m. ESPN Franklin American Music City Bowl, Nashville Vanderbilt vs. NC State, Monday, Dec. 31, noon, ESPN Hyundai Sun Bowl, El Paso, TX Georgia Tech vs. USC, Monday, Dec. 31, 2 p.m. CBS AutoZone Liberty Bowl, Memphis, TN Tulsa vs. Iowa State, Monday, Dec. 31, 3:30 p.m. ESPN Chick-fil-a Bowl, Atlanta Clemson vs. LSU, Monday, Dec. 31, 7:30 p.m. ESPN TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl, Jacksonville Miss. St. vs. Northwestern, Tuesday, Jan. 1, noon, ESPN2 Heart of Dallas Bowl, Dallas Oklahoma St. vs. Purdue, Tuesday, Jan. 1, noon, ESPNU Outback Bowl, Tampa Michigan vs. So. Carolina, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 1 p.m. ESPN Capital One Bowl, Orlando Georgia vs. Nebraska, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 1 p.m. ABC Rose Bowl Presented by Vizio, Pasadena, CA Stanford vs. Wisconsin, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 5 p.m. ESPN Discover Orange Bowl, Miami Florida St. vs. N. Illinois, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 8:30 p.m. ESPN Allstate Sugar Bowl, New Orleans Florida vs. Louisville, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 8:30 p.m. ESPN Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, Glendale, AZ Oregon vs. Kansas St., Thursday, Jan. 3, 8:30 p.m. ESPN Upcoming college football bowl schedule AT&T Cotton Bowl, Arlington, TX Oklahoma vs. Texas A&M, Friday, Jan. 4, 8 p.m. FOX BBVA Compass Bank Bowl, Birmingham, AL Pittsburgh vs. Ole Miss, Saturday, Jan. 5, 1 p.m. ESPN GoDaddy.com Bowl, Mobile, AL Kent State vs. Arkansas St., Sunday, Jan. 6, 9 p.m. ESPN Discover BCS National Championship, Miami Notre Dame vs. Alabama, Mon., Jan. 7, 8:30 p.m. ESPN Python Challenge scheduledThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is announcing the 2013 Python Challenge with its goal of increasing public awareness about Burmese pythons and how this invasive species is a threat to the Everglades ecosystem, including native wildlife. As part of the Python Challenge, both the public and Floridas python permit holders are invited to compete to see who can harvest the longest and the most Burmese pythons. On Jan. 12, the Python Challenge Kickoff will initiate a month-long program of harvesting Burmese pythons from public lands, and the public can see and learn more about these large constrictors. The kickoff is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the University of Floridas Fort Lauderdale Research & Education Center, which will hold its invasive species open house that day. The FWC is encouraging the public to get involved in helping us remove Burmese pythons from public lands in south Florida, said Kristen Sommers, head of the FWCs Exotic Species Coordination Section. By enlisting both the public and Floridas python permit holders in a month-long competitive harvesting of Burmese pythons, we hope to motivate more people to find and harvest these large, invasive snakes. The Python Challenge gives people a chance to sign up for a competition to see who can catch the longest or the most pythons. Part of the goal of the Python Challenge is to educate the public to understand why nonnative species like Burmese pythons should never be released into the wild and encourage people to report sightings of exotic species, Sommers said. We also expect the competitive harvesting of Burmese pythons to result in additional information on the python population in south Florida and enhance our research and management efforts. Grand prizes of $1,500 for harvesting the most Burmese pythons will be awarded to winners of both the General Competition and the Python Permit Holders Competition, with additional $1,000 prizes for the longest Burmese python harvested in both competitions. Funding for the prizes is provided by Python Challenge sponsors. The largest Burmese python documented in Florida was more than 17 feet in length. Complete information on the Python Challenge, including how to train and register for the competitions and more about upcoming south Florida events, is available at PythonChallenge.org. Many partners, including the University of Florida, The Nature Conservancy, The Future of Hunting in Florida, the Wildlife Foundation of Florida and Zoo Miami, are involved in the Python Challenge. The Python Challenge will conclude with a free Awareness and Awards Event on Feb. 16 at Zoo Miami. Educational talks and exhibits will be available for all ages, with chances to encounter live Burmese pythons, meet the experts who research and capture them, and learn about protecting the precious resources of the Everglades ecosystem. Scouts ring for Salvation Army Members of Boy Scout Pack 707 and Troop 707 sponsored by the Mens group at the Ocala West United Methodist Church took time out from their Sat. activities to help the Salvation Army. This annual event helps the Salvation Army raise money to help people in need and gives the Scouts community service hours and counts toward their Good Turn daily. These photos were taken at the Canopy Oak Plaza Publix store. Many thanks go to Stephanie Salmon for contacting Publix and the Salvation Army about the bell ringing. For more information about the Scouts contact Jim Salmon the Charter Representative at 352-843-0093. These Cub Scouts are busy ringing bells for the Salvation Army. doing the morning shift ringing bells. It give them an opportunity to help the needy. They were very enthustiastic about helping others and chatting with the public about the BSA program. On the left is David Jamrock and on the right is Justin Atwood. The afternoon shift at Publix was covered by members of Troop 707. They did not mind getting sore shoulders ringing the Saqlvation Army bells. These young men will be our future leaders so it is good for them to learn abut hands on helping others. Before long the Scouts will be deoing small and large service projectsw for upcomiong ranks. The biggest one will be their Eagle project which requires many hours of planning and recruiting helpers and money to do it. the Eagle project mus t be done by their 18th birthday. PHOTOS BY MIKE ROPPEL magic show, Chanukah gifts and treats, music, clowns, and more. Chanukah, a celebration for all time, is highlighted by the kindling of the Menorah each night of the holiday. It is a holiday that enriches our lives with the light of tradition said Rabbi Yossi Hecht, director of the Chabad Jewish Center. In ancient times our ancestors rededicated the Temple in Jerusalem with the Menorah. Today, we rededicate ourselves to making this world a better and brighter place. Chanukah also propagates the universal message that ultimately good will prevail over evil, freedom over oppression and light over darkness. In its Chanukah outreach campaign, Chabad of Marion County and The Villages joins thousands of Chabad centers across the globe that are staging similar public displays of the Menorah and its symbolic lights. From Australia to Africa, Colombia to Hong Kong, New York Citys ground zero to the White House lawn, hundreds of thousands will experience the joy of Chanukah with Chabad. Join Chabad in a public display of unity at this exciting Menorah Lighting Ceremony. Bring the kids and make this your special Chanukah celebration. For more information, contact Chabad of Marion County and The Villages at info@jewishmarion.org or call 352-2912218 visit us at www.jewishmarion.org CHANUKAHCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com T EE P EE T IRE & BUDGET MUFFLER Family Owned And Operated Certified Techs Est. 1990 SR 200 & 91st Ave. 237-5599 2040 N. 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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 be 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 352-509-4218. Master Choir The Central Florida Master Choir will present its Christmas concert A Beautiful Christmas featuring Benjamin Brittens Ceremony of Carols and the carols of Alfred Burt at Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala on Sunday, Dec. 9 at 3 p.m. The Central Florida Master Choir, formed in 1998, has achieved a reputation for its artistic excellence and contribution to the community. Harold W. McSwain, Jr. is the conductor, the piano accompanist is GayLyn Capitano with harpist Victoria Schultz. The public is invited and admission is free but donations will be appreciated. For further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633. 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 352873-6738. 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. Thursday, Dec. 20 Air Force group to meetThe Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association will hold its next meeting on Thursday, Dec. 20 at 7 p.m. a the Ocala International Airport Administration Building 750 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. This is the planning meeting for 2013. For more information, call Mike Emig at 352-854-8328.Young at Heart programYoung at Heart, College Road Baptist Church, has a special treat for the December program. Norman Lee joins us to celebrate the Christmas season on the 20th. He always shares a variety of inspirational songs. Come join us, bring a dish to share. The event will be at noon at 5010 S.W. College Road, phone 352-237-5741. Saturday, Jan. 12 Chair yoga at Freedom LibraryChair yoga will take place at the Freedom Public Library from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., and will continue on Jan. 19, Jan. 26 and Feb.2 For information, call Ingrid Crane at 352-854-7950.Knights of Columbus dinner dance The Knights of Columbus, Council 8510 of Dunnellon, will sponsor a dinner dance on Saturday, Jan. 12 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. The parish hall is just south of the intersection of Highways 40 and 41. Tickets are available from the parish office or by phone order from the Knights of Columbus. Tickets are $15 per person. The dance will feature live music by the Country Sunshine Band, a cash bar, and a country style dinner. To reserve a table (10 to 16 people) or to pre-order tickets, call 352-489-6221. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner served at 6:30. We feature a 50/50 raffle, a basket raffle, and a door prize. Proceeds go to local charities. Friday, December 7, 2012 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 28 ~ Friday, December 7, 2012 www.smcitizen.com A RIES (M arch 21 to April 19) Start preparing now to make sure you get the credit youre due for all that effort you put in to get that project off the ground. A new challenge emerges after the 15th. T A URUS ( April 20 to M ay 20) Youre still charging full steam ahead on the job and thats fine. But take time to share the joy of preparing for the upcoming holidays with folks you love. GEMINI (M ay 21 to J une 20) A former detractor resists joining your ranks just yet. Give him or her time to learn more about what youre doing. Meanwhile, devote more time to friends and family. CA N C ER (J une 21 to J uly 22) Be careful not to be goaded into a tiff by someone who might be looking for a fight. Remain cool as you make your exit. Be assured that others will rally to your support. L EO (J uly 23 to Aug 22) Kudos on getting the welldeserved Lions share of the rewards for a job welldone. Now you can take a breather from your workaday duties and spend time with your family. VIRGO ( Aug 23 to S ept 22) You enjoy a quick spurt of renewed energy just in time to meet that upcoming deadline. A potentially romantic situation looms. How it develops will be up to you. L IBR A (S ept 23 to O ct 22) Watch out for distractions that could cause delays and leave you running twice as fast to finish your work by the 15th. Then go ahead and have fun. S C ORPIO (O ct 23 to N o v. 21) You might prefer to work on current tasks on your own. But be open to a potentially useful suggestion from someone who admires you and wants to help. S A GITT A RIUS (N o v. 22 to D ec 21) Avoid rushing full gallop into that volunteer project without knowing whats expected of you. Take things a step at a time as you begin to find your way. CA PRI C ORN (D ec 22 to J an 19) Good news: You should begin to feel more comfortable expressing your emotions. This will go a long way in helping you with that personal situation. A QU A RIUS (J an 20 to Feb 18) An old friend gives confusing signals. Best advice: Dont assume that things will necessarily work themselves out. Ask questions and demand straight answers. PIS C ES ( Feb 19 to M arch 20) A new relationship needs time to develop. Be careful not to let your emotions flood your natural sense of caution. Meanwhile, check out that new job offer. BORN T H IS WEE K : Your sense of right and wrong sometimes causes you to come into conflict with others. But you invariably come out ahead. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. 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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.Manatee Button Club The Manatee Button Club will meet at the Marion Oaks Community Center from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8. The club meets the second Saturday of each month. The annual Christmas luncheon is in December, no educational program scheduled, but visitors are most welcome. For more information or directions, call 352-237-6875.Timeless Motown at Moose LodgeTimeless Motown, a popular local singing group, will be making its first appearance at the West Marion Moose Lodge on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. This group consists of three great voices singing a variety of great music that we all remember. Be there for a fun night of great entertainment Sunday, Dec. 9 Friendship Fellowship LuncheonAfter our Worship Service, join together as we celebrate our Christmas Favorites, presented in a luncheon pot luck tradition. Visitors and guests go to the head of the food line. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala. Call 352-861-6182 or www.ccomc.org.Monday, Dec. 10 Writers can get publishing infoOak Run resident Mary Ellen Barchi will be giving a class on Dec. 10 for Master the Possibilities at On Top Of The World. So Youve Finished Your BookThe Agent Query Process And What To Do In The Meantime, is an introduction to the next step toward traditional publishing through representation by a literary agent. Hopefully, this beginners course will give attendees the basic tools needed to start the agent query process or at least prepare them for what lies ahead when theyre ready. Register at: www.masterthepossibilities.com. 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.Wednesday, Dec. 12 Magic comes to Freedom Public LibraryOn Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 3:30 p.m., magician Brian LaPalme performs for the enjoyment of patrons of all ages. A professional magician since 1976, LaPalme is a 25-year member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, the Order of Merlin. Presented by the Friends of Freedom Public Library.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. Changed by a Baby Boy Join the Worship Choir as they share musically how one little baby changed the world in the Christmas Story Changed by a Baby Boy, 10:30 a.m. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala. Call 352-861-6182 or www.ccomc.org.Friday, December 7, 2012 ~ 29 www.smcitizen.com TO ADVERTISE Call 854-3986 ADVERTISING 4 ~ Friday, December 7, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Community calendar SOUTH MARION Citizen The South Marion Citizen is a free community newspaper covering news of communities in southwest Marion County including Oak Run, Pine Run, Palm Cay, On Top of the World, Kingsland Country Estates, Countryside Farms, Marion Landing, Majestic Oaks, Hidden Lake, Woods and Meadows Estates, Paddock Farms, Saddle Oak Club, Deer Creek, Cherrywood Estates, Hardwood Trails, Candler Hills, Country Oaks, and Harvest Meadows, among others. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Citizen: If your community is listed above and the Citizen is not delivered to your home and you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 200 Corridor, call 854-3986CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481 Editor Jim Clark Circulation Barbara Jaggers Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean and Susie Mirabile General Manager John Provost Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Deadline for classified ads :Deadline for display advertising : Tuesday 4 p.m. before publicationMonday 5 p.m. before publication READER SERVICES I want to get news in the Citizen. Call editor Jim Clark at 352-854-3986 or send by e-mail to editor@smcitizen.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Citizenoffice in Kingsland Plaza. 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Gas & Propane too! 1 Year Warranty on All Parts 10% OFF REPAIRS FIRST STOP FOR A/C REPAIRS... Washers Dryers Refrigerators Freezers Dishwashers 000D9M9 LAWN CARE Clean Ups Mulch Plants, Trees Landscaping Boucher Lawn Service 857-0461 000D8PX TREE SERVICE A P r o C u t A P r o C u t A-Pro Cut T R E E S E R V I C E T R E E S E R V I C E T REE S ERVICE Trimming Tree Removal 3 5 2 8 0 4 4 6 6 2 3 5 2 8 0 4 4 6 6 2 352-804-4662 L ICENSED I NSURED 000DEFQ LAWN/HOME Roys Lawn & Home Services Tree Trimming Winter Cleanups Pressure Washing House Cleaning F REE E STIMATES Lic/Ins 3 5 2 3 4 2 4 4 4 4 3 5 2 3 4 2 4 4 4 4 352-342-4444 000DAA9 A I R C O N D I T I O N I N G AIR CONDITIONING Wilson Air service 352-208-4641 Locally Owned & Operated License # CAC1816140 WILSON AIR SERVICE Tune Up Special We Service All Brands Repairs Replacement Free Second Opinions 24-HR. 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BY MICHAEL W. GROCHOWSKI If youre in your sixties, you probably know that the age to receive full retirement benefits has changed. But its important to remember that the age to begin receiving Medicare has not it is still 65. Even if you have decided to wait until after you are age 65 to apply for retirement benefits, most people should start getting Medicare coverage at age 65. If you would like to begin your Medicare coverage when you first become eligible, we suggest that you apply within three months of reaching age 65. You can do it online in as little as 10 minutes at www.socialsecurity.gov/me dicareonly. At the website, youll find more than just the online Medicare application. Youll also find information about Medicare, and have the opportunity to watch some short videos about applying for Medicare online. One is a family reunion for the cast of The Patty Duke Show. In another, Patty Duke and George Takei go boldly where you should be going online. Why go online to apply for Medicare? Because its fast, easy, and secure. You dont need an appointment and you can avoid waiting in traffic or in line. As long as you have ten minutes to spare, you have time to complete and submit your online Medicare application. People who started receiving Social Security retirement or disability benefits before age 65 do not need to apply; they will be automatically enrolled in Medicare. There is no additional charge for Medicare hospital insurance (Part A) since you already paid for it by working and paying Medicare tax. However, there is a monthly premium for medical insurance (Part B). If you already have other health insurance when you become eligible for Medicare, you should consider whether you want to apply for the medical insurance. To learn more about Medicare and some options for choosing coverage, read the online publication, Medicare, at www.socialsecurity.gov/pu bs/10043.html or visit www.Medicare.gov. To learn more about applying for Medicare Only using the online application, please visit www.socialsecurity.gov/medicareo nly. Michael W. Grochowski is Social Security Regional Commissioner in Atlanta Friday, December 7, 2012 ~ 3 www.smcitizen.com 30 ~ Friday, December 7, 2012 www.smcitizen.com TO ADVERTISE Call 854-3986 ADVERTISING KILLING KENNEDY: The End of Camelot By Bill OReilly and Martin Dugard Killing Kennedy is an easy read that pulls together the gripping and disparate elements of the brutal murder of a beloved president. John F. Kennedy was handsome and forward looking with a beautiful wife and adorable children and every reason to believe he would see the next day when on Nov. 22, 1963, an assassins bullet ended his life. Most people live their lives as if the end were always years away. All over the world, children love their parents and yearn for love in return. And even on the worst days each person has dreams about the future dreams that sometimes come true. Yet life can end in less time than it takes to draw one breath. With this sober reminder about lifes finality, the author traces Kennedys young life from his naval days to the White House. There are few surprises here as the story has been told again and again and recently with a supernatural twist in 11/22/63 by Stephen King. Still, there are passages of interest such as Lyndon Johnson unhappiness as VP how he felt snubbed by the White House staff and even the First Lady and longed for the lost power of the Senate. And then theres the revelation that John F. was forced to make his brother Bobby Attorney General by his demanding father even though both had doubts about Bobbys skill as a lawyer. As for JFKs infidelities, too much has already been aired about those. But that hasnt stopped the author from digging them up once again. On balance there is far more gossipy content than the actual facts of the assassination itselfwhich occupies a scant two pages. For those readers looking for a JFK primer that includes his entire administration this book is a fair candidate. Its just not for real history buffs. OReilly suffered some bruising reviews for factual errors and imprecise diction in Killing Kennedy. He has wisely avoided those pitfalls in this book and put aside the annoying omniscient point of view he used in the earlier book. Few surprises in assassination story B OOK MARK P W Pat Wellington Hospice seeks singers Hospice of Marion County invites you to consider a unique volunteer service. We have a special choral group known as the Journey Singers that sings songs of healing and comfort at the bedsides of the ill or dying at the four Marion County Hospice Houses, private homes, and other selective venues. We offer a wide choice of music, including spiritual, secular and patriotic selections. If you can read music and sing a cappella (that is, without instrumental accompaniment), and have a compassionate heart, join us in this rewarding journey. Call 352-873-7441 for more details. The Medicare age is still 65 S OCIAL SECURITY Health fair A health fair was held at Jasmine South last Saturday. Above, Christian St. Clair of Lange Eye Care and Associates checks the vision of Barbara Donohoe of Audibel, one of the vendors, while Jane Sutton of Lange looks on. At left, Jim Martin of The Ranch Fitness Center, who is the incoming president of the West Marion Business Association, stands by his display at the fair.PHOTOS BY JIM CLARK Hospice needs volunteers \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 @ 352-6229331 or lroweton@odsyhealth.com 000CWKN LAWN CARE Yes we Do it. Lawn Care and More. Small fix it jobs too. H i l l a r d R W i l s o n H i l l a r d R W i l s o n Hillard R. Wilson 3 3 6 9 8 9 3 6 8 4 3 3 6 9 8 9 3 6 8 4 336.989.3684 Hillard.r.wilson@hotmail.com AC & APPLIANCE REPAIR Air Conditioning & Appliance Repair 24 Hours Service! 352-274-6141 Save Money Call Me First! 000DCYK 10% OFF ANY REPAIR With this ad thru 12/31/12 Not valid with any other offers. Pioneer Repair Services, Inc. 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South Marion Citizen J a s m i n e P l a z a 3 5 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 Jasmine Plaza 352-401-0001 6 1 6 0 S W S R 2 0 0 U n i t 1 0 4 O c a l a F l o r i d a 3 4 4 7 6 6160 SW SR 200 Unit 104 Ocala, Florida 34476 H O L I D A Y H O U R S : M O N F R I 1 0 5 S A T 1 0 2 HOLIDAY HOURS: MON.-FRI. 10-5 SAT. 10-2 Readers Choice Winner Jewelry Store 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 www.jandjjewelersocala.com All repairs done on premises. B ATTERIES $ 8 00 + tax HOLIDAY SALE 10-40% OFF STOREWIDE 000DFFD 000DG7S M i l l e n n i u m H a i r S a l o n at our new location 8 2 9 6 S W 1 0 3 r d S t R d 3 5 2 2 3 7 3 6 7 6 M o n d a y F r i d a y 9 5 S a t u r d a y 9 4 W a l k I n s W e l c o m e With coupon. Expires 12/13/12 Pedicure $ 15 95 Color, Cut & Style $ 62 00 $ 55 00 With coupon. Expires 12/13/12 With coupon. Expires 12/13/12 A Certified Goldwell Color Salon C o m e S e e O u r N e w L o o k Perm, Cut & Style 352-291-1573 FAX 352-291-1574 000DFI4 SHIPPING POST T H E P l u s Plus Located in Jasmine Plaza 6160 SW State Road 200, #110 Tax Services Copies Faxes Notary No Packing Fees Mailbox Rental Keys Made Phone Cards Boxes & More! 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Friday, December 7, 2012 ~ 31 www.smcitizen.com 2 ~ Friday, December 7, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Certified Service 000DECL SULLIVAN 4040 SW College Rd. OCALA, FL 44474 352-732-4700 888-449-9892 www.sullivancadillac.com SULLIVAN CADILLAC FACTORY TRAINED TECHNICIANS FULL DETAIL SPECIAL .These specials and coupons cannot be used or combined with any other discounts or coupons. Must pre sent coupon at time of wr ite up. Synthetics and diesel extra. Some models higher. Tax, shop supplies & hazardous waste extra. See dealer for details. O ffer Expires 12/31/12. Help prevent costly transmission repairs with our AUTOMATIC FLUID FLUSH These specials and coupons cannot be used or combined with any other discounts or coupons. Must pr esent coupon at time of write up. Synthetics and diesel extra. Some models higher. Tax, shop supplies & hazardous wa ste extra. See dealer fo r details. Offer Expires 12/31/12. FREE CAR WASH W/ANY SERVICE Keep everybody safe this school season with our TIRE ROTATE AND BRAKE INSPECTION $ 17 00 ALL FOR ONLY These specials and coupons cannot be used or combined with any other discounts or coupons. Must present coupon at timeof write up. Synthetics and diesel extra. Some models higher. Tax, shop supplies & hazardous waste extra. See dealer for details. Offer Expires 12/31/12. Our quality technicians will rotate your tires, set pressure, check tread depth, reset tire monitor system and carefully check 4 wheel brakes Our quality technicians will power flush the old-dirty fluid, and renew with fresh fluid and conditioners. Try Our Steps to Maintain Good Fuel Economy and a Smooth Running Engine FUEL SAVER PACKAGE These specials and coupons cannot be used or combined with any other discounts or coupons. Must pr esent coupon at time of write up. Synthetics and diesel extra. Some models higher. Tax, shop supplies & hazardous waste extr a. See dealer for detail s. Offer Expires 12/31/12. Our quality technicians will clean the throttle unit and induction system, as well as clean the fuel injectors. Keep Your Engine Cool and Trouble Free with our COOLANT SYSTEM SERVICE Our quality technicians will flush the old coolant and renew with fresh dexcool or equivalent. We also check for leaks, and check belts and hoses too! These specials and coupons cannot be used or combined with any other discounts or coupons. Must pr esent coupon at time of write up. Synthetics and diesel extra. Some models higher. Tax, shop supplies & hazardous waste e xtra. See dealer for det ails. Offer Expires 12/31/12. $ 20 00 OFF REGULAR PRICE $179.95 $ 10 00 OFF REGULAR PRICE $119.95 $ 25 00 OFF REGULAR PRICE $229.95 These specials and coupons cannot be used or combined with any other discounts or coupons. Must pres ent coupon at time of write up. Synthetics and diesel extra. Some models higher. Tax, shop supplies & hazardous waste extr a. See dealer for detail s. 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BRIEFS Chanukah celebration Sunday on the SquareChanukah, The Festival of Lights, for many of us brings back fond memories of childhood years and serves to renew our sense of identity. The Chanukah lights provide us with warmth, joy, strength and inspiration. Such is the purpose of a community-wide celebration to be held at the Ocala Downtown Square this Chanukah. The Chabad Jewish Center of Marion County and The Villages is inviting the entire community to celebrate the Festival of Lights at a public Menorah kindling ceremony. The grand Chanukah celebration will take place on Sunday, Dec. 9, at 6 p.m. at the Square in Downtown Ocala. This year we building a Can-orah, a Menorah made of canned foods to be donated to local food charities. We ask everyone to bring cans of food to help us build the Menorah. Public dignitaries and community leaders will attend the ceremony and will assist in kindling the giant Menorah of Freedom. The program will also feature a juggling and INSIDE INDEX Bookmark...........................30 Cherrywood......................25 Judis Journal.....................12 Marion Landing................15 Oak Run...............................21 OTOW...................................24 Out to Pastor.....................10 Pun Alley.............................22 Puzzles.................................28 Recipes................................18 Page 6 Scouts from Ocala West United Methodist Church were recent bellringers for the Salvation Army.OCALA WEST SCOUTS HELP COLLEGE BOWL SCHEDULES Page 27 CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & Businesses FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2012 VOLUME 18 NUMBER 28 www.smcitizen.com 32 ~ Friday, December 7, 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 2013 TOYOTACOROLLA *0% W.A.C. All leases with $2,399 Cash Cap Reduction, 36 Mos, 12k Per Year, All Offers While Supplies Last.352-503-4121 CRYSTALRIVERwww.villagetoyota.com or LEASE for $ 159 MSRP$17,800 CLEARANCE SAVINGS2,805Auto Trans, PW, PL, CD 36 MPG VILLAGETOYOTA $ 14,995 CALL THE TOYOTATHON HOTLIINE FOR BIG SAVINGS ON ALL OTHER MODELS 352-503-4121 Simply advertise in the Classifieds and get results quickly!How To Make Your Car Disappear... CALL TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403www.smcitizen.com Todays New Ads WOMENS LANDRIDER 14 SPEED AUTOSHIFT BICYCLE Excellent condition. Gears shift automatically -easy pedaling. Large padded seat. Cost $400+ new. $200 firm. More info at www.landriderbikes.com (352) 861-9848 Sales Help NOW HIRING Entry-level to Mgmt. Exp. Not reqd. Training provided. Benefit package offered. $600-$850/wk. Call Ashley 352-436-4460 General Help DRIVER WANTEDTown car airport svc. P/TClean driving record. 352-572-6432 Auctions DUDLEYS AUCTION THREE AUCTIONS 12/6 ESTATE ADVENTURE 4000 S Fl Ave, Inverness, 3pm 2007 PT Cruiser Convertible w/8kmiles, Like new Furniture inc. Cottage House, Lg Col Pwr & hnd tools, Christmas items, Vending Machine, GREAT PLACE TO PURCHASE unique gifts. 12/7 REALESTATE & CONTENTS 4560 N Allamandra Dr (Pine Ridge) 8am RE 10am SELLING TO SETTLE ESTATE 3/3 POOLhome 4343 Under roof 3 car garage $$$ Landscaping, tons of extras Inc. Thermidor Commercial Stove, MUST SEE Hitchcock, Ethan Allen, Broyhill all high end furniture & accessories. HUGE Auction. Bring Chair. ALSO SELLING Adj. 1 acre at corner of Canarywood 12/7 REALESTATE Black Diamond GOLF COURSE lot ABSOLUTE preview 12:30 Auction 1pm Lot on the #1Fairway of Ranch Must register prior www.dudleysauction. com 637-9588 10%BP Au2267 AB1667 Maine-ly Real Estate #381384 Sporting Goods GUN & KNIFE SHOW BROOKSVILLE HSC CLUB Sat. Dec.. 8th 9-5p Sun. Aug. 9th 9a-4p HERNANDO COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS Admission $6.00 (352) 799-3605 Sporting Goods WOMENS LANDRIDER 14 SPEED AUTOSHIFT BICYCLE Excellent condition. Gears shift automatically -easy pedaling. Large padded seat. Cost $400+ new. $200 firm. More info at www.landriderbikes.com (352) 861-9848 Pets DOG SITTER/WALKER Sit and walk with dogs with love and care.Any time.In your house or ours 24/7.Experience 22 years.Call please Dave,Tania. 352-236-5746 home, 207-420-7170, 207-951-5767 cell. FREE Kittens looking for a good home. 5 adorable 8 weeks old kittens. 2 black & white tuxedo, 2 black males, 1 gray female. (510) 867-5727 Real Estate For Sale PUBLISHERS NOTICE: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Citrus County Homes PINE RIDGE-THIS IS THE PROPERTY YOUVE BEEN LOOKING FOR! Bring your boat, horses, in-laws; there is room for everything! 4/3.5 w/7 car garage/workshop & in-law suite on 5.83 acres. Mostly wooded with large back yard. Beautiful & serene. High end finishes; immaculate home in equestrian community. www .centralflest ate.com for pictures/more info. 352.249.9164 Marion County Homes OCALA Marion Landing, 55+ community, 3/2/2 15x30ft ingrnd pool w/waterfall, call for appt 352-873-2725 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 Employment Services RN A V AILABLE Private home carecompanion 352-693-4873 L ET U S W ORK F OR Y OU CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403S OUTH M ARION C ITIZEN C LASSIFIEDSG ET R ESULTS! Handyman Steves Handyman Service (352) 854-4927 000D9MV Electrical, Plumbing Carpentry Sinks, Toilets Leaky Faucets Ceiling Fans Security Lighting Safety Railings Grab Bars, Ramps Drywall Repair Interior Painting Screens & Screen Doors Lanai Carpet/Tile Flooring Furniture, Cabinet Refinishing/Repairs Not Sure? -Call Me Painting PAINTING SERVICES Interior & Exterior. We offer professional painting & pressure washing at competitive rates. Call now to receive a free pressure washing for a standard size driveway with an exterior repaint! Call Matt at Swaggerty Painting LLC: 352-262-6685. On Nov. 10 at the Jacksonville National Cemetery, the son and daughter of Pearl Harbor Survivors (SDPHS) dedicated a monument to the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association (PHS). As a member of the Florida First Coast Chapter 2, it is our responsibility, duty, honor and privilege to carry on the torch: Remember Pearl Harbor Keep America Alert. My husband and I have been part of the SDPHS for over 20 years and I was an associate member of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association (PHS) for over 33 years until they disbanded Dec. 31, 2011. It is with sadness that the PHS Association is no longer. The Florida First Coast Chapter 2 took up the cause of the Monument, and started raising the funds. My husband Paul who belongs to the VFW Post 4781 Mens Auxiliary asked the Post if they would help in making a donation toward the monument. Paul and I would like to say a grateful Thank You to VFW Post 4781, VFW Post 4781 Mens Auxiliary and VFW Post 4781 Ladies Auxiliary for the large donation they made. We can not express how much it meant and we were able to complete the monument and have it place in Jacksonville National Cemetery. When our nation called they answered and now when asked to help a veterans cause they once again answered. With the men & women of VFW Post 4781 you make me proud to honor and say Thank You to all of you. My husband Paul and I do this in the memory of my father Warren E Austin, USN, PHS, aboard the USS Helena CL50. A Proud and Grateful Navy Brat Karen A Bowen SDPHS At the Jacksonville National Cemetery, dedicating a monument to Pearl Harbor survivors, from left, Henry Griffin, USA 19th Infantry, Schofield Barracks; Charles Ellis, USN, USS Pennsylvania BB-38; William Tardiff, NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii; Duane Reylets, USN, USS Oklahoma BB-37 and Capt. Robert Saunders, USN, Commanding Officer, Naval Air Station, Jacksonville. Monument dedicated to honor Pearl Harbor survivors Writer thanks VFW Post 4781 Paul Bowenof VFW Post 4781 Men's Auxiliary. Marion County Public Schools is pleased to air the 64th annual Ocala/Marion County Christmas Parade live on television on Saturday, Dec. 8, starting at 5:30 p.m. The annual event is expected to draw 60,000-plus spectators to East Silver Springs Boulevard, many who stake out their seats days ahead of time along the twomile parade route. This years parade is themed Light Up Christmas Spirit and involves over 3,000 riders, marchers, and other participants. Approximately 134 units including 44 floats, 23 bands, dozens of dance and baton twirling groups, motorized and equine units are taking part this year. The line-up also includes local dignitaries, military units, business owners, and dozens of other community groups. The parade airs live on the Marion Education Channel (MEC), available to more than 300,000 viewers on more than a dozen local cable systems including Bright House (Channel 198), Comcast (Channel 99) and Cox (Channel 12), as well as over-the-air on digital channel 7.1. The parade replays on the MEC through December every Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. These broadcasts are offered as a community service by Marion County Public Schools and paid for with private funding. The Ocala/Marion County Christmas Parade is organized by the Friends of the Christmas Parade, a nonprofit volunteer organization. In conjunction with the parade, the city of Ocala has announced the following road closures: 3 p.m. to midnight State Road 40 (Silver Springs Boulevard) from Northeast 25th Avenue to North Pine Avenue (U.S. 441). Southeast/Northeast 25th Avenue from Southeast 14th Street to State Road 492. East Fort King Street from Southeast 30th Avenue to Southeast 22nd Avenue. Northeast 8th Avenue from State Road 40 to Northeast 14th Street (State Road 492). Parade planned for this Saturday A recent survey by AAA finds a strong likelihood of consumer confusion and the potential for voided warranties and vehicle damage as a result of the Environmental Protection Agencys (EPA) recent approval of E15 gasoline. An overwhelming 95 percent of consumers surveyed have not heard of E15, a newly approved gasoline blend that contains up to 15 percent ethanol. With little consumer knowledge about E15 and less than five percent of cars on the road approved by automakers to use the fuel, AAA is urging regulators and the industry to stop the sale of E15 until motorists are better protected. Only about 12 million out of the more than 240 million light-duty vehicles on the roads today are approved by manufacturers to use E15 gasoline, based on a survey conducted by AAA of auto manufacturers. AAA automotive engineering experts also have reviewed the available research and believe that sustained use of E15 in both newer and older vehicles could result in significant problems such as accelerated engine wear and failure, fuel-system damage and false check engine lights for any vehicle not approved by its manufacturer to use E15. It is clear that millions of Americans are unfamiliar with E15, which means there is a strong possibility that many motorists may improperly fill up using this gasoline and damage their vehicle, said Kevin Bakewell, AAA Chief Public Affairs Officer, The Auto Club Group. Bringing E15 to the market without adequate safeguards does not responsibly meet the needs of consumers. Unsuspecting consumers using E15 could end up with engine AAA issues early warning about plans for ethanol in gasoline PLEASESEEETHANOL PAGE19 SEE CHANUKAH PAGE6



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BRIEFS Chanukah celebration Sunday on the SquareChanukah, The Festival of Lights, for many of us brings back fond memories of childhood years and serves to renew our sense of identity. The Chanukah lights provide us with warmth, joy, strength and inspiration. Such is the purpose of a community-wide celebration to be held at the Ocala Downtown Square this Chanukah. The Chabad Jewish Center of Marion County and The Villages is inviting the entire community to celebrate the Festival of Lights at a public Menorah kindling ceremony. The grand Chanukah celebration will take place on Sunday, Dec. 9, at 6 p.m. at the Square in Downtown Ocala. This year we building a Can-orah, a Menorah made of canned foods to be donated to local food charities. We ask everyone to bring cans of food to help us build the Menorah. Public dignitaries and community leaders will attend the ceremony and will assist in kindling the giant Menorah of Freedom. The program will also feature a juggling and INSIDE INDEX Bookmark...........................30 Cherrywood......................25 Judis Journal.....................12 Marion Landing................15 Oak Run...............................21 OTOW...................................24 Out to Pastor.....................10 Pun Alley.............................22 Puzzles.................................28 Recipes................................18 Page 6 Scouts from Ocala West United Methodist Church were recent bellringers for the Salvation Army.OCALA WEST SCOUTS HELP COLLEGE BOWL SCHEDULES Page 27 CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & BusinessesFRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2012 VOLUME 18 NUMBER 28 www.smcitizen.com32~ Friday, December 7, 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. 10 WORDS $8.20 + 44 A WORD (Includes Online) = TOT ALFor 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 2013 T OYOT ACOROLL A*0% W.A.C. All leases with $2,399 Cash Cap Reduction, 36 Mos, 12k Per Year, All Offers While Supplies Last.352-503-4121 CRYSTALRIVERwww.villagetoyota.comor LEASE for $159MSRP $17,800 CLEARANCE SAVINGS2,805Auto Trans, PW, PL, CD 36 MPG VILLAGETOYOTA $14,995*CALL THE TOYOT A THON HOTLIINE FOR BIG SA VINGS ON ALL OTHER MODEL S 35 2-503-4 121 Simply advertise in the Classifieds and get results quickly!How To Make Your Car Disappear... CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403www.smcitizen.com T odays Ne w Ads WOMENS LANDRIDER 14 SPEED AUTOSHIFT BICYCLE Excellent condition. Gears shift automatically -easy pedaling. Large padded seat. Cost $400+ new. $200 firm. More info at www.landriderbikes.com (352) 861-9848 Sales Help NOW HIRINGEntry-level to Mgmt. Exp. Not reqd. Training provided. Benefit package offered. $600-$850/wk. Call Ashley 352-436-4460 General Help DRIVER WANTEDTown car airport svc. P/TClean driving record. 352-572-6432 Auctions DUDLEYS AUCTION THREE AUCTIONS 12/6 ESTATE ADVENTURE 4000 S Fl Ave, Inverness, 3pm 2007 PT Cruiser Convertible w/8kmiles, Like new Furniture inc. Cottage House, Lg Col Pwr & hnd tools, Christmas items, Vending Machine, GREAT PLACE TO PURCHASE unique gifts. 12/7 REALESTATE & CONTENTS 4560 N Allamandra Dr (Pine Ridge) 8am RE 10am SELLING TO SETTLE ESTATE 3/3 POOLhome 4343 Under roof 3 car garage $$$ Landscaping, tons of extras Inc. Thermidor Commercial Stove, MUST SEE Hitchcock, Ethan Allen, Broyhill all high end furniture & accessories. HUGE Auction. Bring Chair. ALSO SELLING Adj. 1 acre at corner of Canarywood 12/7 REALESTATE Black Diamond GOLF COURSE lot ABSOLUTE preview 12:30 Auction 1pm Lot on the #1Fairway of Ranch Must register prior www.dudleysauction. com 637-9588 10%BP Au2267 AB1667 Maine-ly Real Estate #381384 Sporting Goods GUN & KNIFE SHOWBROOKSVILLE HSC CLUBSat. Dec.. 8th 9-5p Sun. Aug. 9th 9a-4p HERNANDO COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS Admission $6.00 (352) 799-3605 Sporting Goods WOMENS LANDRIDER 14 SPEED AUTOSHIFT BICYCLE Excellent condition. Gears shift automatically -easy pedaling. Large padded seat. Cost $400+ new. $200 firm. More info at www.landriderbikes.com (352) 861-9848 P ets DOG SITTER/WALKER Sit and walk with dogs with love and care.Any time.In your house or ours 24/7.Experience 22 years.Call please Dave,Tania. 352-236-5746 home, 207-420-7170, 207-951-5767 cell. FREE Kittens looking for a good home. 5 adorable 8 weeks old kittens. 2 black & white tuxedo, 2 black males, 1 gray female. (510) 867-5727 Real Es t ate F or Sale PUBLISHERS NOTICE:All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Citrus Count y Homes PINE RIDGE-THIS IS THE PROPERTY YOUVE BEEN LOOKING FOR! Bring your boat, horses, in-laws; there is room for everything! 4/3.5 w/7 car garage/workshop & in-law suite on 5.83 acres. Mostly wooded with large back yard. Beautiful & serene. High end finishes; immaculate home in equestrian community. www .centralflest ate.com for pictures/more info. 352.249.9164 Marion Count y Homes OCALAMarion Landing, 55+ community, 3/2/2 15x30ft ingrnd pool w/waterfall, call for appt 352-873-2725 On Top of the World 3/2/2 Franklin II model CBS home. Tile & carpet, Enclosed FLroom, all appl incl, Move in ready $79,500 (352) 873-9644 Campers/ Travel Trailers WE BUYRVS, Travel Trailers, 5th Wheels, Motor Homes Call US 352-201-6945 V ehicles W anted BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 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 Employment Services RN A V AILABLE Private home carecompanion 352-693-4873 LET US WORKFOR YOU!CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403SOUTH MARIONCITIZENCLASSIFIEDSGET RESULTS! Handyman StevesHandymanService(352) 854-4927000D9MV Electrical, Plumbing Carpentry Sinks, Toilets Leaky Faucets Ceiling Fans Security Lighting Safety Railings Grab Bars, Ramps Drywall Repair Interior Painting Screens & Screen Doors Lanai Carpet/Tile Flooring Furniture, Cabinet Refinishing/Repairs Not Sure? -Call Me P ainting PAINTING SERVICES Interior & Exterior. We offer professional painting & pressure washing at competitive rates. Call now to receive a free pressure washing for a standard size driveway with an exterior repaint! Call Matt at Swaggerty Painting LLC: 352-262-6685. On Nov. 10 at the Jacksonville National Cemetery, the son and daughter of Pearl Harbor Survivors (SDPHS) dedicated a monument to the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association (PHS). As a member of the Florida First Coast Chapter 2, it is our responsibility, duty, honor and privilege to carry on the torch: Remember Pearl Harbor Keep America Alert. My husband and I have been part of the SDPHS for over 20 years and I was an associate member of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association (PHS) for over 33 years until they disbanded Dec. 31, 2011. It is with sadness that the PHS Association is no longer. The Florida First Coast Chapter 2 took up the cause of the Monument, and started raising the funds. My husband Paul who belongs to the VFW Post 4781 Mens Auxiliary asked the Post if they would help in making a donation toward the monument. Paul and I would like to say a grateful Thank You to VFW Post 4781, VFW Post 4781 Mens Auxiliary and VFW Post 4781 Ladies Auxiliary for the large donation they made. We can not express how much it meant and we were able to complete the monument and have it place in Jacksonville National Cemetery. When our nation called they answered and now when asked to help a veterans cause they once again answered. With the men & women of VFW Post 4781 you make me proud to honor and say Thank You to all of you. My husband Paul and I do this in the memory of my father Warren E Austin, USN, PHS, aboard the USS Helena CL50.A Proud and Grateful Navy Brat Karen A Bowen SDPHS At the Jacksonville National Cemetery, dedicating a monument to Pearl Harbor survivors, from left, Henry Griffin, USA 19th Infantry, Schofield Barracks; Charles Ellis, USN, USS Pennsylvania BB-38; William Tardiff, NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii; Duane Reylets, USN, USS Oklahoma BB-37 and Capt. Robert Saunders, USN, Commanding Officer, Naval Air Station, Jacksonville. Monument dedicated to honor Pearl Harbor survivors Writer thanks VFW Post 4781 Paul Bowenof VFW Post 4781 Men's Auxiliary. Marion County Public Schools is pleased to air the 64th annual Ocala/Marion County Christmas Parade live on television on Saturday, Dec. 8, starting at 5:30 p.m. The annual event is expected to draw 60,000-plus spectators to East Silver Springs Boulevard, many who stake out their seats days ahead of time along the twomile parade route. This years parade is themed Light Up Christmas Spirit and involves over 3,000 riders, marchers, and other participants. Approximately 134 units including 44 floats, 23 bands, dozens of dance and baton twirling groups, motorized and equine units are taking part this year. The line-up also includes local dignitaries, military units, business owners, and dozens of other community groups. The parade airs live on the Marion Education Channel (MEC), available to more than 300,000 viewers on more than a dozen local cable systems including Bright House (Channel 198), Comcast (Channel 99) and Cox (Channel 12), as well as over-the-air on digital channel 7.1. The parade replays on the MEC through December every Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. These broadcasts are offered as a community service by Marion County Public Schools and paid for with private funding. The Ocala/Marion County Christmas Parade is organized by the Friends of the Christmas Parade, a nonprofit volunteer organization. In conjunction with the parade, the city of Ocala has announced the following road closures: 3 p.m. to midnight State Road 40 (Silver Springs Boulevard) from Northeast 25th Avenue to North Pine Avenue (U.S. 441). Southeast/Northeast 25th Avenue from Southeast 14th Street to State Road 492. East Fort King Street from Southeast 30th Avenue to Southeast 22nd Avenue. Northeast 8th Avenue from State Road 40 to Northeast 14th Street (State Road 492). Parade planned for this Saturday A recent survey by AAA finds a strong likelihood of consumer confusion and the potential for voided warranties and vehicle damage as a result of the Environmental Protection Agencys (EPA) recent approval of E15 gasoline. An overwhelming 95 percent of consumers surveyed have not heard of E15, a newly approved gasoline blend that contains up to 15 percent ethanol. With little consumer knowledge about E15 and less than five percent of cars on the road approved by automakers to use the fuel, AAA is urging regulators and the industry to stop the sale of E15 until motorists are better protected. Only about 12 million out of the more than 240 million light-duty vehicles on the roads today are approved by manufacturers to use E15 gasoline, based on a survey conducted by AAA of auto manufacturers. AAA automotive engineering experts also have reviewed the available research and believe that sustained use of E15 in both newer and older vehicles could result in significant problems such as accelerated engine wear and failure, fuel-system damage and false check engine lights for any vehicle not approved by its manufacturer to use E15. It is clear that millions of Americans are unfamiliar with E15, which means there is a strong possibility that many motorists may improperly fill up using this gasoline and damage their vehicle, said Kevin Bakewell, AAA Chief Public Affairs Officer, The Auto Club Group. Bringing E15 to the market without adequate safeguards does not responsibly meet the needs of consumers. Unsuspecting consumers using E15 could end up with engine AAA issues early warning about plans for ethanol in gasoline PLEASESEEETHANOL, PAGE19 SEECHANUKAH, PAGE6

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BY MICHAEL W. GROCHOWSKI If youre in your sixties, you probably know that the age to receive full retirement benefits has changed. But its important to remember that the age to begin receiving Medicare has not it is still 65. Even if you have decided to wait until after you are age 65 to apply for retirement benefits, most people should start getting Medicare coverage at age 65. If you would like to begin your Medicare coverage when you first become eligible, we suggest that you apply within three months of reaching age 65. You can do it online in as little as 10 minutes at www.socialsecurity.gov/me dicareonly. At the website, youll find more than just the online Medicare application. Youll also find information about Medicare, and have the opportunity to watch some short videos about applying for Medicare online. One is a family reunion for the cast of The Patty Duke Show. In another, Patty Duke and George Takei go boldly where you should be going online. Why go online to apply for Medicare? Because its fast, easy, and secure. You dont need an appointment and you can avoid waiting in traffic or in line. As long as you have ten minutes to spare, you have time to complete and submit your online Medicare application. People who started receiving Social Security retirement or disability benefits before age 65 do not need to apply; they will be automatically enrolled in Medicare. There is no additional charge for Medicare hospital insurance (Part A) since you already paid for it by working and paying Medicare tax. However, there is a monthly premium for medical insurance (Part B). If you already have other health insurance when you become eligible for Medicare, you should consider whether you want to apply for the medical insurance. To learn more about Medicare and some options for choosing coverage, read the online publication, Medicare, at www.socialsecurity.gov/pu bs/10043.html or visit www.Medicare.gov. To learn more about applying for Medicare Only using the online application, please visit www.socialsecurity.gov/medicareo nly. Michael W. Grochowski is Social Security Regional Commissioner in AtlantaFriday, December 7, 2012 ~ 3 www.smcitizen.com 30~ Friday, December 7, 2012 www.smcitizen.com TO ADVERTISECall854-3986 ADVER TISING KILLING KENNEDY: The End of Camelot By Bill OReilly and Martin Dugard Killing Kennedy is an easy read that pulls together the gripping and disparate elements of the brutal murder of a beloved president. John F. Kennedy was handsome and forward looking with a beautiful wife and adorable children and every reason to believe he would see the next day when on Nov. 22, 1963, an assassins bullet ended his life. Most people live their lives as if the end were always years away. All over the world, children love their parents and yearn for love in return. And even on the worst days each person has dreams about the future dreams that sometimes come true. Yet life can end in less time than it takes to draw one breath. With this sober reminder about lifes finality, the author traces Kennedys young life from his naval days to the White House. There are few surprises here as the story has been told again and again and recently with a supernatural twist in 11/22/63 by Stephen King. Still, there are passages of interest such as Lyndon Johnson unhappiness as VP how he felt snubbed by the White House staff and even the First Lady and longed for the lost power of the Senate. And then theres the revelation that John F. was forced to make his brother Bobby Attorney General by his demanding father even though both had doubts about Bobbys skill as a lawyer. As for JFKs infidelities, too much has already been aired about those. But that hasnt stopped the author from digging them up once again. On balance there is far more gossipy content than the actual facts of the assassination itselfwhich occupies a scant two pages. For those readers looking for a JFK primer that includes his entire administration this book is a fair candidate. Its just not for real history buffs. OReilly suffered some bruising reviews for factual errors and imprecise diction in Killing Kennedy. He has wisely avoided those pitfalls in this book and put aside the annoying omniscient point of view he used in the earlier book. Few surprises in assassination story BOOK MARK P WPat Wellington Hospice seeks singersHospice of Marion County invites you to consider a unique volunteer service. We have a special choral group known as the Journey Singers that sings songs of healing and comfort at the bedsides of the ill or dying at the four Marion County Hospice Houses, private homes, and other selective venues. We offer a wide choice of music, including spiritual, secular and patriotic selections. If you can read music and sing a cappella (that is, without instrumental accompaniment), and have a compassionate heart, join us in this rewarding journey. Call 352-873-7441 for more details. The Medicare age is still 65 SOCIAL SECURITY Health fairA health fair was held at Jasmine South last Saturday. Above, Christian St. Clair of Lange Eye Care and Associates checks the vision of Barbara Donohoe of Audibel, one of the vendors, while Jane Sutton of Lange looks on. At left, Jim Martin of The Ranch Fitness Center, who is the incoming president of the West Marion Business Association, stands by his display at the fair.PHOTOS BY JIM CLARK Hospice needs volunteers \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. 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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 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 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.Manatee Button ClubThe Manatee Button Club will meet at the Marion Oaks Community Center from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8. The club meets the second Saturday of each month. The annual Christmas luncheon is in December, no educational program scheduled, but visitors are most welcome. For more information or directions, call 352-237-6875.Timeless Motown at Moose LodgeTimeless Motown, a popular local singing group, will be making its first appearance at the West Marion Moose Lodge on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. This group consists of three great voices singing a variety of great music that we all remember. Be there for a fun night of great entertainment Sunday, Dec. 9 Friendship Fellowship LuncheonAfter our Worship Service, join together as we celebrate our Christmas Favorites, presented in a luncheon pot luck tradition. Visitors and guests go to the head of the food line. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala. Call 352-861-6182 or www.ccomc.org.Monday, Dec. 10 Writers can get publishing infoOak Run resident Mary Ellen Barchi will be giving a class on Dec. 10 for Master the Possibilities at On Top Of The World. So Youve Finished Your BookThe Agent Query Process And What To Do In The Meantime, is an introduction to the next step toward traditional publishing through representation by a literary agent. Hopefully, this beginners course will give attendees the basic tools needed to start the agent query process or at least prepare them for what lies ahead when theyre ready. Register at: www.masterthepossibilities.com. 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.Wednesday, Dec. 12 Magic comes to Freedom Public LibraryOn Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 3:30 p.m., magician Brian LaPalme performs for the enjoyment of patrons of all ages. A professional magician since 1976, LaPalme is a 25-year member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, the Order of Merlin. Presented by the Friends of Freedom Public Library.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.Changed by a Baby BoyJoin the Worship Choir as they share musically how one little baby changed the world in the Christmas Story Changed by a Baby Boy, 10:30 a.m. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala. Call 352-861-6182 or www.ccomc.org.Friday, December 7, 2012 ~ 29 www.smcitizen.com TO ADVERTISECall854-3986 ADVER TISING 4~ Friday, December 7, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Community calendar SOUTH MARION Citiz en The South Marion Citizen is a free community newspaper covering news of communities in southwest Marion County including Oak Run, Pine Run, Palm Cay, On Top of the World, Kingsland Country Estates, Countryside Farms, Marion Landing, Majestic Oaks, Hidden Lake, Woods and Meadows Estates, Paddock Farms, Saddle Oak Club, Deer Creek, Cherrywood Estates, Hardwood Trails, Candler Hills, Country Oaks, and Harvest Meadows, among others. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Citizen: If your community is listed above and the Citizen is not delivered to your home and you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 200 Corridor, call 854-3986CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481 EditorJim Clark Circulation Barbara Jaggers Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean and Susie Mirabile General Manager John Provost Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Deadline for classified ads :Deadline for display advertising : Tuesday 4 p.m. before publicationMonday 5 p.m. before publication READER SERVICES I want to get news in the Citizen.Call editor Jim Clark at 352-854-3986 or send by e-mail to editor@smcitizen.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Citizenoffice in Kingsland Plaza. 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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 be 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 352-509-4218.Master Choir The Central Florida Master Choir will present its Christmas concert A Beautiful Christmas featuring Benjamin Brittens Ceremony of Carols and the carols of Alfred Burt at Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala on Sunday, Dec. 9 at 3 p.m. The Central Florida Master Choir, formed in 1998, has achieved a reputation for its artistic excellence and contribution to the community. Harold W. McSwain, Jr. is the conductor, the piano accompanist is GayLyn Capitano with harpist Victoria Schultz. The public is invited and admission is free but donations will be appreciated. For further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633.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 352873-6738.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. Thursday, Dec. 20 Air Force group to meetThe Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association will hold its next meeting on Thursday, Dec. 20 at 7 p.m. a the Ocala International Airport Administration Building 750 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. This is the planning meeting for 2013. For more information, call Mike Emig at 352-854-8328.Young at Heart programYoung at Heart, College Road Baptist Church, has a special treat for the December program. Norman Lee joins us to celebrate the Christmas season on the 20th. He always shares a variety of inspirational songs. Come join us, bring a dish to share. The event will be at noon at 5010 S.W. College Road, phone 352-237-5741.Saturday, Jan. 12 Chair yoga at Freedom LibraryChair yoga will take place at the Freedom Public Library from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., and will continue on Jan. 19, Jan. 26 and Feb.2 For information, call Ingrid Crane at 352-854-7950.Knights of Columbus dinner danceThe Knights of Columbus, Council 8510 of Dunnellon, will sponsor a dinner dance on Saturday, Jan. 12 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. The parish hall is just south of the intersection of Highways 40 and 41. Tickets are available from the parish office or by phone order from the Knights of Columbus. Tickets are $15 per person. The dance will feature live music by the Country Sunshine Band, a cash bar, and a country style dinner. To reserve a table (10 to 16 people) or to pre-order tickets, call 352-489-6221. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner served at 6:30. We feature a 50/50 raffle, a basket raffle, and a door prize. Proceeds go to local charities. Friday, December 7, 2012 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 28~ Friday, December 7, 2012 www.smcitizen.com A RIES (March 21 to April 19) Start preparing now to make sure you get the credit youre due for all that effort you put in to get that project off the ground. A new challenge emerges after the 15th. TA URUS ( April 20 to M ay 20) Youre still charging full steam ahead on the job and thats fine. But take time to share the joy of preparing for the upcoming holidays with folks you love. GEMINI (May 21 to J une 20) A former detractor resists joining your ranks just yet. Give him or her time to learn more about what youre doing. Meanwhile, devote more time to friends and family. CA NC ER (June 21 to J uly 22) Be careful not to be goaded into a tiff by someone who might be looking for a fight. Remain cool as you make your exit. Be assured that others will rally to your support. L EO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Kudos on getting the welldeserved Lions share of the rewards for a job welldone. Now you can take a breather from your workaday duties and spend time with your family. VIRGO ( Aug 23 to S ept. 22) You enjoy a quick spurt of renewed energy just in time to meet that upcoming deadline. A potentially romantic situation looms. How it develops will be up to you. L IBRA (Sept. 23 to O ct. 22) Watch out for distractions that could cause delays and leave you running twice as fast to finish your work by the 15th. Then go ahead and have fun. SC ORPIO (Oct. 23 to No v. 21) You might prefer to work on current tasks on your own. But be open to a potentially useful suggestion from someone who admires you and wants to help. SA GITT A RIUS (No v. 22 to D ec. 21) Avoid rushing full gallop into that volunteer project without knowing whats expected of you. Take things a step at a time as you begin to find your way. CA PRIC ORN (Dec. 22 to J an. 19) Good news: You should begin to feel more comfortable expressing your emotions. This will go a long way in helping you with that personal situation. A QU A RIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb 18) An old friend gives confusing signals. Best advice: Dont assume that things will necessarily work themselves out. Ask questions and demand straight answers. PISC ES ( Feb 19 to M arch 20) A new relationship needs time to develop. Be careful not to let your emotions flood your natural sense of caution. Meanwhile, check out that new job offer. BORN TH IS WEEK: Your sense of right and wrong sometimes causes you to come into conflict with others. But you invariably come out ahead. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. 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snow in Florida. He just laughed with that robust belly laugh of his and said, Its a magic sleigh. I only need snow to take off and land and theres no lack of snow up here. I remember that Christmas Eve many years ago when I landed on Clement Clarke Moores lawn. The reindeer made such a clatter that he had to get up and see what was the matter. Until that time, I had everyone fooled about my visits. So you dont always come down the chimneys? Oh heavens no; I do wear asbestos long underwear but most people have fires in their fire places on Christmas Eve; if I came down their chimneys that would really burn my asbestos. Well how do you take care of so many children? I asked. Thats no problem, he answered cheerfully. Not only do I have my staff of elves up here but theres the U.S. Marines who help me out and then theres the Salvation Army with their red kettles and many more groups and individuals who assist me. Im grateful to all of them for their hard work. This is really helpful Santa, I continued. Let me ask you another question. Regarding this list of whos naughty and nice; can you give me an example of each? Let me see he began. Once, many years ago I got a letter from a young man who lived in Father Flanagans Boys Town; he asked for a girl. The lad got coal in his stocking that year. And the nice? I asked. All the children are nice even though sometimes they make mistakes. Its when they grow up theres a problem. Oh, how so? Well, the nice adults dont need gifts to tell them to be good; being good is reward enough. As for the naughty ones, well they get pretty much anything they want. Before I signed off with Santa I asked him if there was anything else he wanted me to tell the people. He said, Tell them to remember the meaning of Christmas; tell them that as long as they do kind and loving deeds, I will be alive in their hearts and tell them too, Merry Christmas to all, and to all, a good night. From Your Reporter:If you have comments or suggestions concerning articles you would like to see in the Cherrywood section of the Citizen, please contact me at urperssec@yahoo.com. Im always pleased to hear from my readers. Friday, December 7, 2012 ~ 27 www.smcitizen.com 6~ Friday, December 7, 2012 www.smcitizen.com CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 26 Gilddan New Mexico Bowl Albuquerque, NM Nevada vs. Arizona, Saturday, Dec. 15, 1 p.m. ESPN Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, Boise, ID Utah State vs. Toledo, Saturday, Dec 15, 4:30 p.m. ESPN San Diego Co. Credit Union Poinsetta Bowl, San Diego BYU vs. San Diego St., Thursday, Dec. 20, 8 p.m. ESPN Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl, St. Petersburg, UCF vs. Ball State, Friday, Dec. 21, 7:30 p.m. ESPN R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl, New Orleans E. Carolina vs. La. 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Carolina, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 1 p.m. ESPN Capital One Bowl, Orlando Georgia vs. Nebraska, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 1 p.m. ABC Rose Bowl Presented by Vizio, Pasadena, CA Stanford vs. Wisconsin, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 5 p.m. ESPN Discover Orange Bowl, Miami Florida St. vs. N. Illinois, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 8:30 p.m. ESPN Allstate Sugar Bowl, New Orleans Florida vs. Louisville, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 8:30 p.m. ESPN Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, Glendale, AZ Oregon vs. Kansas St., Thursday, Jan. 3, 8:30 p.m. ESPN Upcoming college football bowl schedule AT&T Cotton Bowl, Arlington, TX Oklahoma vs. Texas A&M, Friday, Jan. 4, 8 p.m. FOX BBVA Compass Bank Bowl, Birmingham, AL Pittsburgh vs. Ole Miss, Saturday, Jan. 5, 1 p.m. ESPN GoDaddy.com Bowl, Mobile, AL Kent State vs. Arkansas St., Sunday, Jan. 6, 9 p.m. ESPN Discover BCS National Championship, Miami Notre Dame vs. Alabama, Mon., Jan. 7, 8:30 p.m. ESPN Python Challenge scheduledThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is announcing the 2013 Python Challenge with its goal of increasing public awareness about Burmese pythons and how this invasive species is a threat to the Everglades ecosystem, including native wildlife. As part of the Python Challenge, both the public and Floridas python permit holders are invited to compete to see who can harvest the longest and the most Burmese pythons. On Jan. 12, the Python Challenge Kickoff will initiate a month-long program of harvesting Burmese pythons from public lands, and the public can see and learn more about these large constrictors. The kickoff is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the University of Floridas Fort Lauderdale Research & Education Center, which will hold its invasive species open house that day. The FWC is encouraging the public to get involved in helping us remove Burmese pythons from public lands in south Florida, said Kristen Sommers, head of the FWCs Exotic Species Coordination Section. By enlisting both the public and Floridas python permit holders in a month-long competitive harvesting of Burmese pythons, we hope to motivate more people to find and harvest these large, invasive snakes. The Python Challenge gives people a chance to sign up for a competition to see who can catch the longest or the most pythons. Part of the goal of the Python Challenge is to educate the public to understand why nonnative species like Burmese pythons should never be released into the wild and encourage people to report sightings of exotic species, Sommers said. We also expect the competitive harvesting of Burmese pythons to result in additional information on the python population in south Florida and enhance our research and management efforts. Grand prizes of $1,500 for harvesting the most Burmese pythons will be awarded to winners of both the General Competition and the Python Permit Holders Competition, with additional $1,000 prizes for the longest Burmese python harvested in both competitions. Funding for the prizes is provided by Python Challenge sponsors. The largest Burmese python documented in Florida was more than 17 feet in length. Complete information on the Python Challenge, including how to train and register for the competitions and more about upcoming south Florida events, is available at PythonChallenge.org. Many partners, including the University of Florida, The Nature Conservancy, The Future of Hunting in Florida, the Wildlife Foundation of Florida and Zoo Miami, are involved in the Python Challenge. The Python Challenge will conclude with a free Awareness and Awards Event on Feb. 16 at Zoo Miami. Educational talks and exhibits will be available for all ages, with chances to encounter live Burmese pythons, meet the experts who research and capture them, and learn about protecting the precious resources of the Everglades ecosystem. Scouts ring for Salvation Army Members of Boy Scout Pack 707 and Troop 707 sponsored by the Mens group at the Ocala West United Methodist Church took time out from their Sat. activities to help the Salvation Army. This annual event helps the Salvation Army raise money to help people in need and gives the Scouts community service hours and counts toward their Good Turn daily. These photos were taken at the Canopy Oak Plaza Publix store. Many thanks go to Stephanie Salmon for contacting Publix and the Salvation Army about the bell ringing. For more information about the Scouts contact Jim Salmon the Charter Representative at 352-843-0093. These Cub Scouts are busy ringing bells for the Salvation Army. doing the morning shift ringing bells. It give them an opportunity to help the needy. They were very enthustiastic about helping others and chatting with the public about the BSA program. On the left is David Jamrock and on the right is Justin Atwood. The afternoon shift at Publix was covered by members of Troop 707. They did not mind getting sore shoulders ringing the Saqlvation Army bells. These young men will be our future leaders so it is good for them to learn abut hands on helping others. Before long the Scouts will be deoing small and large service projectsw for upcomiong ranks. The biggest one will be their Eagle project which requires many hours of planning and recruiting helpers and money to do it. the Eagle project mus t be done by their 18th birthday. PHOTOS BY MIKE ROPPEL magic show, Chanukah gifts and treats, music, clowns, and more. Chanukah, a celebration for all time, is highlighted by the kindling of the Menorah each night of the holiday. It is a holiday that enriches our lives with the light of tradition said Rabbi Yossi Hecht, director of the Chabad Jewish Center. In ancient times our ancestors rededicated the Temple in Jerusalem with the Menorah. Today, we rededicate ourselves to making this world a better and brighter place. Chanukah also propagates the universal message that ultimately good will prevail over evil, freedom over oppression and light over darkness. In its Chanukah outreach campaign, Chabad of Marion County and The Villages joins thousands of Chabad centers across the globe that are staging similar public displays of the Menorah and its symbolic lights. From Australia to Africa, Colombia to Hong Kong, New York Citys ground zero to the White House lawn, hundreds of thousands will experience the joy of Chanukah with Chabad. Join Chabad in a public display of unity at this exciting Menorah Lighting Ceremony. Bring the kids and make this your special Chanukah celebration. For more information, contact Chabad of Marion County and The Villages at info@jewishmarion.org or call 352-2912218 visit us at www.jewishmarion.org CHANUKAHCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com T EE P EE T IRE & BUDGET MUFFLER Family Owned And Operated Certified Techs Est. 1990 SR 200 & 91st Ave. 237-5599 2040 N. 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the cold winter months is important to all of us who care about the appearance of our homes and enjoy the rewards of making things grow. If you are a person who enjoys working outside with nature, you will love the Garden Club and the opportunities it offers to learn new ideas; share knowledge; and to be with fellow green thumbs. Admission is free to this meeting and it will offer not only a chance for you to learn new techniques and hints, but also give you the opportunity to ask questions of a highly respected and knowledgeable expert.New Years Eve PartyOn New Years Eve, Cherrywood holds its most formal event of the social year. New Years Eve is a special time when we all look back and mark our accomplishments; make plans for the coming year and in general; enjoy being with our Cherrywood family. Tickets are required for this special occasion at a cost of $10 per person. Those tickets include light refreshments; music to dance to; party favors; champagne and in general, a super time. See Geri to make sure you have a place in this gala event. The party begins at 9 p.m. and ends when the New Year is sufficiently welcomed by all. Gather your friends and neighbors; get your tickets; plan to bring your liquid refreshments of choice; dust off your party rags; and then come to the clubhouse for a terrific New Years Eve.Biloxi TripStart your New Year off with a great trip to Biloxi. Enjoy the luxury of the IP Casino for three nights and four days with all of its amenities and the camaraderie your fellow Cherrywood friends. A Deluxe Motor Coach with professional driver will take you to the IP Casino and Spa where you can check into your room and then head out for all the fun and excitement that is Biloxi. Delicious food; gaming fun; entertainment; shopping; all is at your doorstep or finger tips. The IP will provide you with $25 in free slot play as well as $24 in meal coupons so you can start enjoying your stay immediately upon arrival. Also, while youre there, enjoy a trip to the Hard Rock Casino and the Palace Casino where youll get $15 in free slot play at each venue. Enjoy three casinos; three nights; four days of non-stop fun in Biloxi and all for just $159. The trip begins on Sunday, Jan. 13, and reservations are filling up fast so dont miss out. Contact Natalie at 352-854-4561 today to make sure you dont miss out.Cribbage players neededThe Cribbage Club is still looking for more players to enjoy playing this exciting and fun game. If youve never played before, youll find eager instructors to teach you all the fine points of the game and if youre an accomplished player; youll find a challenge with your friendly opponents. Every Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. in the card room of the clubhouse you will find the group ready, willing and eager to play so come out and join them. You can gain a new skill; learn a new past time or hone your skills in the relaxed and friendly atmosphere of the Cribbage Club.Double Deck PinochleEver wanted to learn how to play pinochle? Now you have a chance. Sundays at 6 p.m. the Double Deck Pinochle Club gathers in the clubhouse card room to play there own brand of this exciting game. As with the cribbage players, there are many players who are ready to patiently and expertly teach new comers the ins and outs of the game. Experienced players will find a challenge and all will find a lot of fun. Playing cards is a relaxing way to socialize with your fellow residents and friends so dont miss the chance to take advantage of this opportunity. New or experienced; pinochle is always a great game.Bocce on Friday nightsAbout 6:30 p.m. on Friday nights, people begin to gather at the Bocce courts behind the clubhouse. The atmosphere grows tenser as the 7 oclock hour approaches. Players are practicing; referees are selected; teams are picked and sized up by their competition; crowds gather in the seats to watch the professional quality of playwell, maybe not. A more accurate description would be that a bunch of fun loving people come out with smiles on their faces and a few snacks and beverages to engage in a terrific time. Bocce is an ancient sport that from what Ive seen, no one has been able to master over all these centuries. On Friday nights everyone who wants to play is taught the basics of the game by those who are a little more experienced. Theres no pressure and the atmosphere is one of relaxed leisure. If you have any desire to learn how to play Bocce; if you like to watch your friends and neighbors playing Bocce; or if you just like to hang around with some great people, you should come out. If the weather is bad; cold or rainy, the Bocce players retire to the clubhouse to enjoy their refreshments and conversation. Youll be able to spot them whether theyre at the clubhouse or on the courts; theyll be the people laughing and enjoying each others company.December 7 rememberedOn Dec. 7, 1941, the Pacific Fleet of the U.S. Navy as well as airfields and other military installations in the Hawaiian Islands were suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan. The surprise attack on Hawaii took many lives and plunged the United States into the Second World War. Since that time, every Dec. 7 Americans have taken a moment to reflect on that date; to vow to never be caught by surprise again; and to honor the bravery and memory of those who lost their lives in that attack. The Cherrywood Veterans Club urges all Americans to fly their flag at half staff on this Dec. 7. Let us never forget the sacrifices of the Greatest Generation.Accordion Club changeDue to the Christmas holiday our renowned Accordion Club will be meeting on Dec. 28; a Friday instead of their usual Wednesday evening meeting. These excellent musicians begin at 5:30 p.m. and play until 9. If youve never been before, youre missing something special and if you have; I dont need to tell you what a fun and entertaining time it is. Bring your refreshments and your friends and come to the clubhouse for an evening of beautiful music from a wide variety of talents. The admission is free and the musicians are at every level from beginner to professional. You cant beat the wide variety of songs and styles that they bring. Just for December, Accordion Club is Friday the 28th. Dont forget and come early to get good seats because these artists draw a big crowd.Spotlight on Excellence:Each week I try to bring you a special article about a person or persons of interest or who has made a difference in the life of our community. Because its that special time of year again this Spotlight article is being dedicated to one of our favorite people. Want a hint as to who it is? Well hes a world traveler; hes a journeyman toy maker; hes an excellent bookkeeper and is an expert aviator. In addition, he is an animal lover with several pets; is a loving husband and runs a large organization with hundreds of satisfied employees. Noted for his generosity and affection, he works all year long preparing for one very special night. Yes, its Santa Claus. Since moving to Florida, I have had some serious reservations and questions for the Jolly old elf. How, for example, does that sleigh work when theres no snow down here? How did the reindeer get their name? What about the lack of chimneys here in the Sunshine State? What are the qualifications for being on the Naughty or Nice list? How does he take care of so many youngsters and not get worn out? So with all these questions, I decided to put a call into the North Pole and talk to the man himself. What I found out was pretty interesting. I asked him how the reindeer got their name and he said, One foggy night there was a tapping at the window. Mrs. Claus asked, Whats that? Without looking up from my books I answered, Its just the rain deer. When she opened the shutters and looked out she saw Donner and Blitzen. They had been tapping looking for a snack. Well ever since, theyve been known as reindeer. Then there was the question of the sleigh and noFriday, December 7, 2012 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 26~ Friday, December 7, 2012 www.smcitizen.com CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 25 Songbird Marjorie Cardoza performs a solo at the Cherrywood Trim-a-Tree party. 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Friday, December 7, 2012 ~ 25 www.smcitizen.com When the founding fathers of the United States were considering which form of government would best serve our nation, they rejected a democracy as too dangerous. Benjamin Franklin said: Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Now and then we get to watch the birth of a so-called democracy. The people of an unhappy nation throw out a tyrant and try to vote in a government of good guys. Examples include Iran and Venezuela. The people of those pretender democracies get to vote only for approved candidates and issues. In Iran candidates and issues have to be pre-approved by a guardian council of mullahs. In reality Iran is a theocracy (a nation governed by a religious order). Egypt is the most recent hopeful nation. The Egyptian people ousted Hosni Mubarak, who had served as president for 30 years. After months of riots, Egyptians voted to elect a democratic government they thought. The Muslim Brotherhood said it wouldnt offer a candidate for president, but as a member of the winning party, former Brotherhood leader Mohammed Morsi, emerged as president of the temporary government. In June of 2012, the Egyptian revolution seemed on course to a new and democratic constitution. However, in mid November President Morsi granted himself unlimited powers, until a new constitution is ratified by the people. He said assuming all executive and legislative power was temporary, and meant to protect the revolution. Fearing they had been sold out, and that the constitution writers would impose Sharia law (the moral code of Islam) 200,000 protesters took to the streets, and the courts went on strike. Morsi defended his power grab by saying he was trying to prevent the courts from disbanding the Islamist-controlled assembly which was writing the new constitution. Although the liberal and Christian members walked out, the assembly produced a hurry-up constitution at Morsis request. The Muslim Brotherhood scheduled a 200,000 member outdoor celebration in response to the protesters, who were still camped out and ready to rally again which they did. Protesters want the proposed constitution thrown out, because its undemocratic. The Brotherhood calls the protesters enemies of God and Islam, and are calling on Egyptians to support Islamic law. The United States is a federal republic in which citizens exercise power through elected representatives. We are not a direct democracy in which citizens get to speak on matters of policy, law, and issues. Whats the difference? Many countries which consider themselves democracies celebrate elections and express disagreements by throwing rocks and tear gas, burning automobiles, and hospitalizing citizens. In our republic we celebrate and protest with letters to the editor. Nonetheless, there are people in Washington who believe checks and balance in government are a nuisance, that our federal constitution is obsolete, and that it should be replaced by a European social democracy. Ben Franklin also said: When people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic. www.smcitizen.com 8~ Friday, December 7, 2012 The Kansas City Chiefs and the National Football League got all the attention last week about a problem that all-too-often affects families and friends of people across the country a murdersuicide. In case you missed it, a Chiefs player who many people, including myself, never heard of, shot and killed his girlfriend, then drove to the KC practice facility and, in front of the head coach and other officials, shot himself in the head, dying on the scene. The actions left their 3-monthold daughter orphaned. The dilemma that the team and league faced was this: How do you remember a teammate who died, but who was actually a murderer? The solution that the Chiefs came up with was commendable. They had a moment of silence for all domestic violence victims, including the young woman who was killed, but never mentioned the football player by name. The woeful Chiefs then went out and won the game. There is a lot of hand-wringing across the nation on this one. The liberals are shouting loud and clear about gun control, ignoring the fact that a lot of lawabiding citizens own guns, and they dont kill anyone. Besides, if it had been harder to get a gun legally in Kansas City, is anyone nave enough to think that a rich football player couldnt have found a way to buy one illegally on the streets? Everyone involved seems to say that they didnt see this coming. Friends of the young woman say several of them saw things as going along well between the couple. Still, the night before the shooting, she allegedly stayed out with friends until 1 a.m. at a concert, and he was supposedly partying with another female. Later they got into a fight when they got home. Later that morning the shooting occurred. There is still a lot we dont know about this tragedy, but there are some things we need to keep in mind. Domestic violence cases happen all too often. Not all of them end up with a death, but far too many are swept under the rug so that the victim suffers in silence and loneliness. There needs to be a better support system for the victims, and there needs to be tougher justice for the perpetrators. Murder-suicides affect a lot of people. We should do everything we can to eliminate the situations that can lead to a violent and fatal end. In Kansas City, there may not have been anything that could have been done, since everyone interviewed seems to think that things were OK, although the couple had problems in the past. Meanwhile, we need to make sure that our attention is on the victims, not on the killers even if they happen to be professional athletes. The Chiefs and the NFL did the right thing by not honoring a murderer. Jim Clark is the editor of the South Marion Citizen. PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOSTEDITOR: JIM CLARK Citizen The opinions expressed in South Marion Citizen editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper.Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board.Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns.Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 854-3986.All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via e-mail. Names and communities will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out.We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Not all contributions are printed.Letters longer than 550 words may be regarded as columns and printed on a space-available basis, and writers will be limited to one contribution per month. The deadline is one week prior to each Fridays issue.Send letters to: The South Marion Citizen Editor, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@smcitizen.com. Each year about this time we ponder the attack on Pearl Harbor and its place in American history. Each year about this time we also realize that the number of those alive today who remember Dec. 7, 1941, is dwindling. History stays alive in this area of Florida because of the large concentration of people old enough to remember the Japanese sneak attack. But in other parts of the country, the memories of World War II and its beginning for the United States may not be as vivid. Ask anyone around here what they think of when the word Japanese is mentioned, and many will say Pearl Harbor. But ask young people what they think of, and theyll say either cars or electronics. To many of them, Pearl Harbor is just something in the history books. Thats hard for some veterans to swallow, and yet when you look at the history of the U.S. and all the major events that took place, you realize that events that defined one generation dont necessarily stir up the emotions of others. For many of us, the defining moment that we know will live in history is Sept. 11, 2001, and the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington. Its hard for us to admit that 50 or 60 years from now, that day will just be a story in the history books and a video on whatever device were using then to our great-grandchildren and beyond, much as things such as Remember the Maine and the sinking of the Lusitania are to us. That is why its important, while we still have World War II and Pearl Harbor survivors among us, to remember this date which will live in infamy, and honor those who either were victims of the surprise attack or who were dragged into war because of it. Theres a great movie called Tora! Tora! Tora!, which gives the story of Pearl Harbor from both sides as you follow the Japanese preparations and the U.S. reaction. Of course, like any movie, its probably not 100 percent accurate, but it gives a good case study of the events leading up to the attack and should be in everyones DVD library, if you cant catch it on TV each year. For now, we need to keep alive the memory of Pearl Harbor, even though we know it will fade in future years. If you know a survivor of this attack, send him or her your best wishes and thank them for their service. And then sit back and ponder what this date means in American history. For now, we cant forget. S UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Remembering Pearl Harbor Remember the victim, not the killer Jim Flynn Columnist LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Democracies are often undemocratic Jim Clark Editor READER OPINIONS INVITED Broken promisesOne of the many promises President Obama made when he was elected the first time was he would help our veterans; well it is just one of the promises he didnt keep. We have the wounded warriors, asking for money to take care of our wounded vets because the government isnt. PTSS is rampant and we do not have enough doctors to help with this. We have solders in battle that do not have the supplies or equipment they need to take care of themselves. Instead of cutting the defense budget why dont they have someone to watch over the unnecessary and wasteful spending? This is putting our great country to shame, one other thing this president seems proud to do. Pat Lee OcalaKeep the RaysWhy do the owners of baseball teams who control the use of their stadiums blame the fans for their poor attendance and lack of profits. I feel that if these team and stadium owners would make better use of their property it could be a win-win situation for everyone. The positive side for the owners is that with their domed stadium in sunny Florida (sunburned fans) sometimes rainy (rain soaked fans who stay away from games) where those in attendance can watch their favorite sport in air-conditioned comfort. Rather than complain, lets make better use of this stadium for all of those who live in this area. On weeknights there are many high schools that would love to play their games in a domed stadium and show off their talents. On other days the stadium could host teams from local colleges where they could also show off PLEASESEELETTERS, PAGE9 More than a dozen Cherrywood residents turned out for a class in oil painting on Friday, Nov. 30. It was amazing to see the beautiful works that came from these mostly novice artists Debbie Blackburn, an accomplished artist and teacher, brought her expertise in the Bob Ross technique of oil painting to the eager students. Laughter intermingled with seriousness as the class amazed themselves as well as their fellow students with the quality of the pictures they worked on. For a nominal fee, participants received not only great instruction, but also paints; canvas; and brushes. Debbie donated the cost of the class to Cherrywoods Angel Tree project that assists underprivileged children in our county with Christmas gifts. Another class is being scheduled for January of next year when many of the students plan to sign up again. Keep watching the Cherrywood section of the Citizen for times and dates and take advantage of this great opportunity. As Debbie says, There is an artist in all of us We thank Debbie for her expertise and we congratulate the students on their accomplishments.Trim Our TreeLinda Sitso and her Cherrywood Songbirds gave a stellar performance at the annual Tree Trimming party on Sunday, Dec. 2. More than 100 residents were there to listen to the songs of the season and to join in the fun. Solos by Marjorie Cardoza and Pat McKenna were outstanding. Marjorie sang, God on the Mountain and Pat, our Irish tenor, sang Christmas in Kilarney. Those were just two of the highlights of a concert. The smiling and happy crowd joined in singing such favorites as Santa Claus is coming to Town; White Christmas and a raucous rendition of the Twelve Days of Christmas that brought the house down. At the end of the concert, the Songbirds received a well deserved standing ovation for their fantastic efforts. The Christmas Spirit was spread throughout the audience by this professional and heartfelt performance that culminated with the unanimous singing of We Wish You a Merry Christmas. Refreshments lined three tables for everyone to enjoy and the clubhouse was decorated to the nines. Our Christmas trees look beautiful with the decorations that the residents hung on them. If you havent been through the clubhouse lately, you should stop in and see what a magnificent job Eve Houghtaling and the Activities Team have done. Congratulations and a huge thank you to Linda Sisto; our Songbirds; to Geri who coordinated the program and Eve Houghtaling and all her volunteers who made the evening possible. Well done. End of Time DanceOn the Mayans Calendar, the days run out on Dec. 21, 2012. Some people have speculated that this would be the end of the world. We here at Cherrywood decided that if that is the case; what better way to go out than with a party. So, at 7 p.m. in the clubhouse there is going to be a sock hop dance. Everyone is encouraged to bring drinks; snacks to pass around and to enjoy; a big smile and all your friends and neighbors. With a toast and a smile; a friend near by and dancing, thats the way to go out. Now for those of you who might be a little worried that this prediction has some truth in it, let me point out that; the Mayans didnt predict the coming of the Spaniards nor did they predict their own downfall as a civilization. These are but a couple of the fails the Mayans had in looking into the future. So come on out on Friday the 21st for a great time and if need be, a great farewell. Rich Becotte will supply the music; everyone else supplies the refreshments and the good times. See you there.Shutterbugs Camera ClubDecember 7 is the Shutterbugs meeting in the clubhouse library at 10 a.m. There will be a photo contest with the subject Thanksgiving and a prize for the best photo. The only qualifications for entry into the contest are that the photo be taken by the person entering it and the subject be something to do with the Thanksgiving holiday. Everyone with an interest in photography is welcome to come; just bring your smile and your camera. Well look forward to seeing you on Friday at 10.Bingo A reminder that on Thursdays at 7 p.m., Bingo is played in the clubhouse. Win cash prizes and enjoy the friendly atmosphere as everyone relaxes for an evening of gaming fun. Come a few minutes early so you can buy your cards and find a good seat. Dont be afraid to bring your friends and neighbors as you enjoy and possibly win at this classic game.December TriviaDonna James will be our guest Quizmaster on Wednesday, Dec. 19, for Trivia Night at Cherrywood this month. The topic is naturally, Christmas and she will be flashing questions on the big screen for our teams to try and answer. Trivia starts at 6 p.m. so arrive a little early to be assigned a team if you dont already have one. The teams of three and four people each compete in an attempt to win a small cash prize but mostly for bragging rights. If you dont have a team, youll be assigned to one so everyone has an equal chance. The cost is usually a dollar per person but in honor of Christmas, everyone is asked to bring a snack to pass around instead. Were sure youll find how much you know and dont know about the Christmas holiday on this exciting evening of friendly competition. Bring your refreshments of choice and come out for a brain challenging good time.Gardening Club Winter StyleNorma Farnull, Master Gardener, will be the guest speaker for our Garden Club on Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 11 in the morning. 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BY BRYAN GOLDEN Among other things, the holidays are a time of giving and receiving gifts. The question most often asked of people is, "what did you get?" Much less frequently asked is, "what did you give?" Invariably, the inquiries concern material gifts. Purchasing a gift can certainly be thoughtful and a wonderful gesture, especially when it's backed up by your actions. However, the most valuable presents are those that aren't sold in stores. When you give your love, your time, help someone in need, aid another in solving a problem or overcoming an obstacle, you give something priceless. The true spirit of the holidays is giving. When you give, you receive. You can get anything in life you want by helping enough others get what they want. But only if you give without expecting anything in return. The impact of giving isn't limited to just the holiday season, it's something that has value all year. The power of giving is often underestimated. When you give unconditionally, you don't just impact the recipient; you start a chain reaction. By brightening the life of one person you also affect all those who they then touch. No gesture of giving or kindness is too small. Holding the door open at a store, helping someone carry groceries to their car, letting another car in front of you, saying please and thank you, and saying hello to a stranger you pass on the sidewalk, are some of the many things you can do daily. For family and friends, your time is one of the most precious gifts you can offer. Are you there for others when they need you? Do you offer a hand without being asked? Do you help out when asked? Too often, people get caught up in their own de-Friday, December 7, 2012 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 24~ Friday, December 7, 2012 www.smcitizen.com the talents of future professional players. And last but not least is the baseball team for which the stadium was built, the Tampa Bay Rays, whose schedule would determine the availability for other sporting events. I feel that if a baseball team can pay a single ball player one hundred million dollars for a multi year contract they could come up with ideas to make this stadium a worthwhile and profitable business for all. I have attended games at this beautiful stadium and with a few minor changes it could be a wonderful destination for sporting events for many years to come. There are many successful stadiums around the country that may be in the middle of a city with little or no parking, other stadiums outside the city where everyone has to be bused or drive across town to attend or on college campuses where there is no parking but contract busing handles the problem. Instead of being in a panic mode, let;s use this great facility to our advantage and enjoy what we already have. Jerry Segovis Ocala LETTERSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com Christmas Is...BY MARILYN MARINELLI Christmas is within your heart every time you give someone a gift of love, a token of grace, a smile or touch of kindness. How many times within this past year have you given a gift of love? How many open packages were left within anothers heart by your actions, or giving of some kind or another? Christmas can be shared each and every day of your life, if you let Jesus live in you. It doesnt matter how much money you have, or how many gifts you can shower on your family and friends. Its the times that you share a kind word, or giving something of yourself when the need is really great in someone elses life. God gave His only Son that we may have eternal life that each one who gives their life to Jesus may be saved. Saved from what? The oppression, the fears, hurts and tears that come to all of us. How have you allowed the love of God to help others this past year? What gifts have you given? Can we truly say this Christmas, I cant think of anything I truly need, for God has blessed me with His kindness, grace, mercy, and forgiveness. And what about the many needs that He has met in my life? They are too many to count. Yes, so many blessings that cant be bought in a store. Things money just cant buy. And yes, what about the groceries He provided when I needed them so badly, or the clothes for my children when they were in such need? I pray that this Christmas we can all realize that many blessings God has provided. With a thankful heart and joy, we can spread the love of God to every creature when we know that our needs are met of God. Then we are able to share with others the very things God has provided to us. This time of the year can be very hard on people. There are many circumstances that loom in the heart that can suppress the joy of the Lord. I believe that God wants us to know that we are loved. Every Christmas I am asked by my family members, What do you want for Christmas? Every year I tell them, I dont know. Its really hard for me to tell them what I want because each year I find myself being thankful for the things I received all through the year. By the time Christmas comes around, I feel truly blessed as I reflect on the needs God has provided for. You may think I am a rich lady, but thats far from the truth of the natural eye. God told me many years ago to act like a rich ladyand when I did, God provided for me, as I walked along with Him. Now you may say, I bet youre doing pretty well, I bet if I came to your house, I would see all the best. I have to tell you, it would be far from the truth. What I have is good enough and sometimes I just feel like, what more could I want? Yes, more expensive things are nice, but it doesnt heal the hurts inside. The bigger house or nicer car is great, but the lifting of oppression and dispelling of lies are greater. The special times with family and friends are more precious than all the money in the world. Now dont get me wrong. I still look for those gifts that I can unwrap on Christmas Day. The joy and excitement are still there. When all the gifts are unwrapped and the frenzy of the time subsides, I am truly grateful for what God has done for me over the past year. I am thankful for my husband, my puppy dogs and cat. I am thankful for the times I spend thankful that Gods love reaches out to others through me. Truly these things are worth more than money can buy and more lasting. I can take these gifts anywhere and find within each gift, a gift that keeps on giving. God bless you this Christmas, and remember that love comes from God and the love of God is always the greatest gift you can give to someone else.Marilyn Marinelli is founder of Have A Heart For Companion Animals, Inc. (www.haveaheart.us) and co-founder of the Fellowship of Christian Poets (www.christianpoets.com). GUEST COMMENTARIES Heres looking at the true holiday spirit PLEASESEEGOLDEN, PAGE10 BY ELOISE JURGENS ejh2025@gmail.comSports and upcoming club events constitute this weeks OTOW Happenings.Softball League Our softball season has been well under way since October, and the teams are beginning to get used to each other. There have been some great games and some not so great, but you can feel the excitement amongst the players as they cheer on their teams. Coaches are repositioning players and redoing lineups in hopes of getting the best out of the players. You can see the team members as they walk into the dugout and head to the posted standings, to see their won and loss record. They closely watch how the first place team is doing, hoping they will lose so that they can move up in the standings. The last game in November was a good example of how the teams are so attentive to watching some of the games. The first game of the day was between the first place team, Tee Pee Tire, and the fourth place team WiseWay Auto. WiseWay won the game and knocked the Tee Pee Tire team out of first place. You can see the excitement in the Dr. Dunn team players as they have now moved into first place ahead of Tee Pee Tire. They began to huddle together and talk amongst themselves, talking about their upcoming game. Our second game was between the third place team, Overholser Eye (our new sponsor) and the last place team, Great Clips. Overholser Eye now has their shot at moving up a notch, in the standing, if they can defeat Great Clips. Great Clips, however, won the game, keeping Overholser in third place. In our final game of the day, there was much more excitement within the Dr. Dunn team as they were playing the lowly Cebert Wealth team. and they have thus far beaten them in every game they have played. This was the chance they were waiting for; a win would put them in a stand-alone first place. The Cebert Wealth team put their best foot forward and stood toe to toe with the Dr. Dunn team. Then it happen, the Cebert Wealth team finally beat the Dr. Dunn team and dashed them from their hopes of taking over first place. As the Dr. Dunn team walked away dejected, you could almost hear them mumbling amongst themselves with the hopes of winning the spot the next time they play. There are plenty more games to play so there will be changes in the standings, but for now, its a hoorah for the last place teams. 4-Tee Pee Tire-Tom 7-4 1-Dr. Dunn-Kenny 7-4 6-Overholser-Roger 6-5 3-Wiseway-Jimmy 5-6 5-Cebert Wealth-Bill 4-6 2-Great Clips-Paul 3-7 Lions ClubChristmas treeThe 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 secure 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! Trashy fashionsAs most of you recall, each year the Lions Club puts on a very popular annual fashion show. Another fashion show is planned, but with a unique twist! The models will be wearing fashions that are made of recyclable materials! The OTOW Lions Club first recycled Trashy fashion show is scheduled for April 12. Club members will not be the models; instead, members of the communitys other clubs (and not just OTOW clubs) and organizations will create and model their own trashy outfits and will be competing against each other for one of three cash prizes: $1,000, $500, and $300. The money will be donated to the charity of the winners choice. Details in regards to what materials may be used in these trashy outfits, submission procedures, etc. should be available to you by mid-December. Does YOUR club or organization have what it takes to win this exciting contest? Look for further information in this newspaper and in the weekly South Marion Citizens column, OTOW Happenings. You may also contact PDG Lion Estelle Clark at pdgestelle@yahoo.com (352-861-7358) or me at ejh2025@gmail.com at any time. Sports, upcoming club events highlight action at OTOW OTOW HAPPENINGS All dinners are open to the public in the dining hall Saturday Breakfast is served from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Donation is $4. The Mens Auxiliary will serve shrimp and wing baskets with coleslaw and fries on Dec. 7 from 4 to 6 p.m. After the Dec. 7 date, dinner will resume in January. The fish fry held on the second and fourth Friday will not be serving until Jan. 11. The VFW Post 4781 Holiday Party will take place on Saturday, Dec.28. The Holiday 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 dinner, the comedy show sponsored by VFW Post 4781 will feature Carol Nelson Krazy Carol, a recording artist from Sarasota. 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sires, thus losing sight of the needs of others. A person who tries to get through life by looking out for himself or herself first is invariably frustrated. Often this person views life as a competition to determine who can accumulate more. On the other hand, those who are concerned for the well being of others are happier, more content, and more satisfied. By giving without expecting, they in turn receive the things they need. Giving is a simple concept that works every time it is applied. There will be people who don't appreciate what you do, but it doesn't matter. You are giving without anticipating anything in return. Besides, there will be many more who are thankful for your efforts. If you don't treat others well, buying a gift won't compensate for your behavior. The recipient might like what you give them but it won't make up for your actions. You can't bribe someone to forgive the way you treat them with a present. The best gift you can receive is the joy of making someone else happy. Being unselfish is a wonderful way to live. When you give with no ulterior motives, your actions are seen as genuine. Should you expect something in return, your behavior is always suspect. We all know people who do nice things only when they want something in return. Make giving a daily routine. Don't start and end with the holiday season. Every day is a good day to do something nice. When people feel good due to your actions, you can't help but feel happy yourself. And that is priceless. The most significant action you can take is having a positive impact on the lives of others. !Bryan is the author of "Dare to Live Without Limits." Visit www.DareToLiveWithoutLimits.com or your bookstore. Bryan is a self-development expert, syndicated columnist, and professor. E-mail Bryan at bryan@columnist.com. Friday, December 7, 2012 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com 10~ Friday, December 7, 2012 www.smcitizen.com GOLDENCONTINUED FROM PAGE 9 Iwill confess right up front to a certain degree of confusion. The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage will corroborate this confession. So many things confuse me; I am not sure where to begin, and once I begin, where in the world will it stop? I have been married for over 41 years but I must confess, not to the same woman. Oh yes, it is the same woman with the same name but it is not the same woman I married 41 years ago. Where is that young woman I married? When first married, I thought I knew everything there was to know about women and wives in particular. I do not know if it is the ensuing years but I am rather confused about this whole matter of being married. I suppose that is the mystery of romance. If you ever figure it out it loses its charm. Romance without charm is just an old man and an old woman who have lived together for 41 years. That is just one area of confusion. I harbor no aspiration of unconfusing my level of confusion in that area. There are other areas I could work on that might be a little more productive in this regard. An area particularly that has me greatly confused is the Christmas season with all the Christmas decorations including the ominous Christmas tree. Oh, how I love that old Christmas tree and decorating it and celebrating the whole Christmas spirit. What has been confusing me for the last several years is this uncertainty about the season. Some people do not want to call it the Christmas season; rather they refer to it as the holiday season. What I want to know is, what holiday are we celebrating in December? I know the holiday we celebrate in November, and the other holidays sprinkled throughout the year. In July, for example, nobody calls it a holiday parade. It is the Fourth of What does a holiday tree celebrate? OUT TO PASTOR J SRev. James L. 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July parade, for Petes sake! In February, nobody calls it a holiday banquet. It is a Valentines banquet. Just so everybody knows, nobody will catch me singing a holiday carol. I suppose with all the holidays in this country throughout the year it would be simpler just to call everything a holiday. That would simplify things and help those who cannot keep up with the calendar. I am all for that. It seems the only squabbling that goes on is during the month of December. Actually, the squabbling begins before our turkey dinner has finished digesting. Maybe some people get too much turkey in their system and it clouds their thinking. All they have to do is squabble about something and so the only thing in front of them is the Christmas season. I get that. What I do not get is the level of anger directed in this direction. It would seem that the Christmas season offers a huge threat to our society. We cannot call our Christmas tree a Christmas tree; it has to be called a holiday tree. Everybody knows, the word Christmas tree is some kind of code inviting disaster on our society. I have never heard anybody define or describe what that disaster would look like. What amazes me is simply that this is a huge issue in some peoples minds. Nothing is more dangerous to society than this. The word Christmas carries with it more danger to our society than the ominous financial cliff we are facing, the threat of terrorism in our own country and Lindsay Lohan at 4 a.m. What is more confusing to me is that these people who are trying to protect our society from anything religious wants to substitute the word holiday for the word Christmas. It just shows the level of education in our country has not kept up with the times. I know it has been a long time since I have been in school, but I do know that certain words have certain definitions. Do the people who object to anything religious understand that the word holiday comes from the phrase holy day? I am not a PhD but I do know that the phrase holy day has religious roots. So, I am really confused along this line. On the one hand, we are not to use the word Christmas because of its religious connotations. At the same time, we are supposed to use the word holiday which in every dictionary in the land means holy day. I could be corrected along this line, but in my thinking the phrase, holy day has some very distinct religious roots. When I hear somebody complaining along this line, and they do it so vehemently, I have a question as to their sanity. It does not make sense to me. Christmas is a holy day but we are not allowed to think of it as a holy day just use the term holiday. Now I am really confused. Is it a holiday or a holy day? Is it sacred or is it secular? What holiday does a holiday tree really celebrate? I like what the apostle Paul wrote, Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the Sabbath days (Colossians 2:16 KJV). I will not allow any mans objections affect my celebration of the Christmas season. To quote from a great secular classic, God bless us, everyone.Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, Ocala.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. Friday, December 7, 2012 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 22~ Friday, December 7, 2012 www.smcitizen.com PASTORCONTINUED FROM PAGE 10 Moose Lodge activitiesDec. 7, Friday, Fish or Shrimp 5 to 7 p.m. David Baldwin Karaoke 6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 8, Saturday, Lasagna Dinner 5 to 7 p.m, Timeless Motion Entertainment 6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 9. Sunday, Bar Bingo 4 to 6 p.m., Football in the Social Quarters. Dec. 10, Monday, Moose Legion meeting 6 p.m., LOOM meeting 7 p.m. Coney Dogs all day. Dec. 11, Tuesday, Dart League at 5:45. Newcomers welcome. Moose Legion meat loaf dinner 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 12, Wednesday, officers meeting 6:30 p.m. Dec. 13, Thursday, Janice Neals International Greek Stew and Salad Dinner 5 to 7 p.m. Cards 1 p.m. Shuffleboard, 7 p.m. Dec. 14, Friday, Fish or Shrimp 5 to 7 p.m. Randy Stanley Karaoke 6 to 10 p.m. West Marion Moose Lodge 2356, open for members and qualified guests, is at 10411 S.W. 110th St., one mile north of State Road 200 across from Oak Run entrance. Phone 352-854-2200. Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com Arecent NPR broadcast stated that our institutes of higher learning are graduating more lawyers than can find legal positions. That explains why there have been so many of them occupying Pun Alley pleading their cases. Today, we just have to let them have a hearing.A dripDiscovering a leak in the bathroom, the lawyers secretary called the plumber, who fixed it in a matter of minutes. The bill, however, was so substantial that the lawyer called to complain. You werent here for more than ten minutes, he said, and I dont charge that much for an hour. I know, responded the plumber sympathetically. I didnt either, when I was a lawyer.RoastedA dog ran into a butcher shop and grabbed a roast off the counter. The butcher recognized the dog as belonging to a neighbor, who happened to be a lawyer. Incensed by the theft, the butcher called up his neighbor and said, If your dog stole a roast from my butcher shop, would you be liable for the cost of the meat? Of course. How much was the roast? $13.98. A few days later, the butcher received a check in the mail for $13.98. Attached to it was an invoice that said, Legal Consultation Service: $250.Fair?Taking his seat in chambers, the judge faced the opposing lawyers. I have been presented by both of you with a bribe, the judge began. Both lawyers squirmed uncomfortably. You, Attorney Leoni, gave me $15,000. And you, Attorney Campos, gave me $10,000. The judge handed a check to Leoni. Now, then, Im returning $5,000, and we are going to decide this case solely on its merits.BriefsThe out-of-work lawyer took his own clothes to a Laundromat in a brief case. Two very rich people got divorced, and their lawyers lived happily ever after. We have 35 million laws to enforce the Ten Commandments. This lawyer helped a woman lose a hundred eighty pounds of fat. He got her a divorce. A bartender tried to give his lawyer a retainer of some whiskey. The lawyer counted the bottles and said, Theres only seven bottles. I cant make a case out of that.True storiesKetchum and Cheathum was a well-known New York law firm in 1880. The firms name was later changed to I. Ketchum and U. Cheatham. The lawyers were Israel Ketchum and Uriah Cheatham. Abel Crook was once a prominent Manhattan lawyer. Go for broke!Although the evidence is against me, said the man charged with a crime, Ive got $50,000 in cash to fight the case with. Youll never go to prison with that kind of money, the lawyer assured him. And he didnt, before he entered prison the lawyer had the $50,000.Dead?It was one of the most gruesome cases ever to come before the court in the small town, and if found guilty, the defendant would spend the rest of his life behind bars. The case had not been proceeding well for the defense because the circumstantial evidence was quite compelling. The only chance the lawyer had was to cast some doubt in the minds of the jurors. His only hope was to attack the testimony of the medical examiner. Lawyer: And prior to declaring the victim dead, did you check his pulse? Doctor: no. Lawyer: Did you perform CPR? Doctor: no. Lawyer: Did you do anything to determine if the victim was still alive prior to declaring him dead? Doctor: no. Lawyer: Then, Doctor, isnt it possible that prior to your declaring the victim dead that, in fact he may have been alive, and that it was your negligence that caused the death? Doctor: Aside from the fact that his brain was in a jar, I suppose he could have been out somewhere practicing law.Heaven can waitA lawyer arrived at the pearly gates and St. Peter said, Normally, we dont let you people in here, but youre in luck. We have a special this week. You go to hell for the length of time you were alive, then you get to come back to heaven for eternity. The lawyer replied, Ill take the deal. St. Peter said, OK, that will be 212 years in hell. The lawyer said, What are you talking about? Im 65 years old. St. Peter said, Up here we go by billing hours. 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Dunkin Donuts, Americas favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, has partnered with Autism Speaks, the world s leading autism science and advocacy organization, to collect donations through Dec. 16 just in time for the holidays. Participating Dunkin Donuts restaurants in Florida include Alachua, Brevard Collier, Lee, Marion, Seminole and Volusia counties. During the twoweek promotion, a portion of the proceeds will also benefit the Southeast chapter of the Dunkin Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation (DDBRCF). The mission of The DDBRCF is to serve our neighborhoods by supporting initiatives that address hunger, safety and childrens health. Autism is the nations fastest-growing serious developmental disability. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 1 in 88 children are born with an autism-spectrum disorder. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by communication difficulties, social and behavioral challenges, as well as repetitive behaviors. Boys are four times more likely than girls to have autism and with no cure or detection, autism receives less than 5 percent of the research funding of many less prevalent childhood diseases. Autism Speaks is thrilled to be partnering with Dunkin Donuts, said Tracy Wilbanks, Southeast regional director for Autism Speaks. We are truly grateful for their leadership and impact this campaign will have on the local community. During the campaign, $1 donations will be collected to support Autism Speaks and The DDBRCF at all participating locations. For each donation, guests will receive a Community Cup to sign and display in the restaurant. Fifty percent of the proceeds will be donated to help fund critical autism research, family services and advocate for the needs of individuals with autism and their families in local communities. The remaining fifty percent will be donated to The DDBRCF and will be designated for grants to local charities in the Southeast that focus on hunger relief, safety and childrens health. Its amazing to realize that Dunkin Donuts can truly make a difference in our local communities, especially knowing that a $1 donation will provide five and a half meals to our neighbors through Feeding South Florida, said George McAllan, Florida field operations director for Dunkin Donuts. Through The Dunkin Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation (DDBRCF), we are committed to giving back to the communities where we live and work, and look forward to further supporting local charities in the Southeast that focus on hunger relief, safety and childrens health. Friday, December 7, 2012 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com 12~ Friday, December 7, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Tickets for the Oak Run Ballroom Dance Clubs holiday dinner-dance are still available. All Oak Run residents are invited to this festivity. Tickets will be sold at the Palm Grove Club on Dec. 9 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets for club members are $16, and for guests the price is $19. Please pay by check only. The dinner-dance will be held on Dec. 16 the Palm Grove Club. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m. followed by dancing until 9:30 p.m. Music will be provided by the popular DJ team of Gail Keicher-Todaro and Alan Anscombe. Royal Oaks Golf Club will serve a delicious meal of roast beef with potatoes and turkey with dressing. Salad, green beans, rolls, orange cake, and coffee or tea complete the menu. For more information call Naomi at 352-2917507. New Years Eve DanceNew Years Eve is fast approaching. Ambassadors Some Enchanted Evening Dance featuring music by Diane & Mitch is scheduled for that date from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Check your December Oak Run Newsletter and future Oak Run columns in the Citizen for ticket sale dates.TroubadoursWe have a song in our heart and are ready to practice for our annual spring concert which will be held again in April. We have some beautiful songs this year and you will be pleasantly surprised at the variety, some new arrangements and some from times past, but your evening will be heartwarming and magical. Remember our practice will begin right after New Years on Thursday, Jan. 3, from 1 to 3 p.m. in Palm Grove Be there by 12:45 p.m. to pick up your music. We are still interested in sopranos and altos and it is not too late to call Dr. Mary Beth Lake if you are interested. Oak Run Travel We still have tickets available for the following shows: Trip 9, Hooray for Hollywood on Feb. 12 at the Peabody Auditorium in Daytona Beach. Call John and Marion Mowen for tickets. Trip 10, The Vienna Boys Choir on Feb. 13 at the Phillips Center in Gainesville. Call Ed and Emma Barry for tickets. Trip 11, The Buddy Holly Story on Feb. 17 at the Ice House Theatre in Mount Dora. Call Dick and Elsa Berbig for tickets. Remember to call our trip hosts for information and tickets on any of our trips. Bob and Cindy Kocher still have a few cabins available on their September 2013 cruise to Rome, Venice and the Greek Islands. Call them for information or a brochure. So Youve Finished Writing Your Book. Now What? Oak Run resident Mary Ellen Barchi will be giving a class on Dec. 10 for Master the Possibilities at On Top Of The World. So Youve Finished Your BookThe Agent Query Process And What To Do In The Meantime, is an introduction to the next step toward traditional publishing through representation by a literary agent. Hopefully, this beginners course will give attendees the basic tools needed to start the agent query process or at least prepare them for what lies ahead when theyre ready. Register at: www.masterthepossibilities.com. Bocce OpeningsIf youre new in Oak Run, a snowbird, or a winter renter, youre eligible to join our bocce team. We have openings on the 9 a.m. team on Tuesday. No experience needed. Call Pat Kreideweis at 3522911456, if interested.Royal Oaks Lady NinersOn Tuesday, Nov. 27 we played Low Net in Flights. It was a beautiful autumn day and it was so nice to see our snowbird members back from spending their summer up north. The winners were: First Flight 1st Place, Jan Tennant, 2nd Place, Elsa Berbig, 3rd Place, Joanne Ellis; Second Flight 1st Place, Lynn Houghton, 2nd Place, Janet Tully, 3rd Place tie, BJ Lassiter and Judy Klein; Third Flight 1st Place, Rhonda Leblanc, 2nd Place, Mary Kay Frandsen, 3rd Place, Barb Scozzafava. Joan OBrien was closest to the pin on hole #6.Royal Oaks Ladies GolfOn Nov. 29 we played low net and in Flight A Elsa Berbig was 1st., BJ Lassiter 2nd., Sally Crass 3rd. In Flight B 1st. was Ray Stover, 2nd. Ilene Simnowitz, 3rd. Eleanor Cerlenko. Closest to pin #3 was BJ Lassiter. Dont forget your payment for the yearly dues. Royal Oaks Mens Golf Nov. 30 was another beautiful day in sunny Florida, and 43 players turned out for the weekly game, which was three best net. The winners with a score of 197 were Stan Weckstein, Vince Connolly, Tom Ducz, and Joe Paller. Second with a 199 were Dick Blackburn, John Terry, Old Tom Morris, and Clint Johnson. Third with a 201 were Dale Wurzburger, Ken Frandsen, Ed Simnowitz, and Dick Spano. Closest to the pin on the par threes were John Terry, Bruce Stover, John Foutty, and Jim Kennedy. Dont forget to get your dues in for 2013 as soon as possible. John Terry, the incoming president, has lined up a great schedule of tournaments that you all will enjoy playing.ORWGAAlthough the weather wasnt very pleasant the morning of Nov. 15, we had a good turnout! The winners in each flight are listed in order of finish. Flight A: June Dickbernd, Sue Marentette, Jennie Buccella. Flight B: Annette Carini, Sue Elie, Donna Huffman. Flight C: Debbie Palmer, Janet Sutphen, Kate Lott. Flight D: Nancy Reichenbacher, Sharon Serivens, Ann Hurr. Closest to the pin: Sue Marentette. Chip-in: Joan Klier The winners of the Nov. 30 low net tournament are listed in order of finish in each flight. Flight A: Karen Schuelke, Joan Klier, Connie Bingham. Flight B: Jennie Buccella, Marlena Yaich, June Dickbernd. Flight C: Nancy Reichenbacher, Norma Rombach, Terri Feeley. Flight D: Sharon Scrivens, Ann Hurr, Mary Golab. Closest to the pin: Gail Barclay. Chip-ins: Connie Bingham, Mary Golab, Joan Klier, Ruby Shepard. Ballroom Dance Clubs holiday dinner-dance tickets available OAK RUN C WCarol AnnWheeler Dunkin Donuts raising funds to fight autism Read the classifieds Superintendent George Tomyn has named new principals at two elementary schools thanks to the departure of another principal and resulting domino effect. Ryan Bennett is the new principal at Shady Hill Elementary in Southeast Marion County. Bennett replaces Donna Cress, who left public education for the private sector. Bennett joined the district in 1998 as a special needs teacher at Romeo Elementary then transferred in 2006 to Maplewood Elementary as assistant principal. Stacy Houston replaces Bennett as principal at Anthony Elementary in Northeast Marion County. She joined the district in 1997 as a first-grade teacher at Belleview Elementary, where she was also a reading coach. Schools get new leaders Latkes, presents, dreidles, jelly donuts. But what would Chanukah be without the menorah? A lot has to do with history, symbolism and a miracle. Back in the days when the Israelites were wanderers in the wilderness on the way to the Promised Land, God commanded Bezalel to design a candelabrum or lampstand (Ex.25: 31) to be placed in the Tabernacle (the Israelites portable sanctuary) to serve as a visible symbol of Gods presence. Later in history when the Israelites reached the Promised Land and established Jerusalem for their capital and holy city, the menorah proudly stood in the First Temple. It was made of pure gold with seven branches or arms and ten such items were found in the Temple. Each night the Priests would fill the cups, located at the ends of the arms, with specially prepared fine, beaten olive oil. In the morning, they would trim the wicks and add fresh oil, thus producing an eternal light, that is one that would never be extinguished. This practice continued into the days of the Second Temple when one menorah graced the Temple along with a few copies. It was one of those copies that was taken by the Romans with the conquest of Judea and is depicted on the Arch of Titus in Rome. It was at this point in history, that the menorah disappeared with theories ranging from priests hiding the precious object beneath the Temple Mount to Crusaders bringing it to Byzantium. While the actual menorah may be lost in history, its symbolism is kept alive today in the joyous festival of Chanukah. According to legend, after the Maccabees made their triumphal entry into Jerusalem after defeating the Syrian Greeks in 165 B.C.E, they needed to rededicate the Holy Temple, which had been defiled with pagan sacrifice. As the story goes, the soldiers found only one small cruse of ritually pure oil in which to kindle the menorah, the Eternal Light of Israels faith. When the menorah was kindled, it miraculously burned for eight days until more pure olive oil could be procured. While this makes for a beautiful story, historically it most likely never happened in quite this manner. Most historians believe that the small reference to the Chanukah miracle as found in the Talmud was added by the rabbis who did not want to glorify a military victory, even though it saved Judaism from extinction. The most likely explanation for the eight-day celebration of Chanukah came from the fact that because of the fighting for religious freedom, the Jewish soldiers had been unable to observe the eight-day harvest festival of Sukkot. By making Chanukah an eight-day feast, they could also make up for time lost and keep Sukkot in spirit. Today, the candleholders we use for the Chanukah festival are called chanukiyot (singular, chanukiyah) Unlike the original menorah, this candleholder has eight cup holders plus another one slightly above the others for the shammas or servant candle. This is a special ritual so that the lights of the chanukiyah are not diminished or used for illumination but rather to publish the miracle, i.e. to promote the symbolism of the holiday of religious freedom and the light of goodness and peace. And as the candles are added each evening, the beautiful candles of the chanukiyah fills each Jewish home with its special, holy glow. There are those that maintain that the menorah is a symbol of Israels mission to be a light unto the nations. (Isaiah 42:6) This mission was not to be obtained by force but by setting a moral and ethical example to the world. This vision is highlighted in a vision by the prophet Zechariah 4:1-6. In this prophecy, Zechariah sees a vision of the menorah and God tells him: Not by might, nor by power but by My spirit. It is the very passage read in synagogues today during the Sabbath of Chanukah. Every Jewish home has at least one chanukiyah. They may be of silver, brass, ceramic, clay or other materials. They may be heirlooms, recent acquisitions or those received as gifts. Themes can be traditional, modern or even whimsical as the special Mickey Mouse and Friends one recently gifted to me by friends. To be kosher, they all must have eight cup holders and one extra for the shammas. For those of you that like things big, check out the huge chanukiyah erected each year in the southeast corner of Central Park in New York City. On each of the nights of Chanukah, a cherry picker lights each of the candles in this 32 feet high, 4,000-pound chanukiyah. May the light and warmth of the Chanukah lights fill every home with peace and love. Happy Chanukah.(Chanukah begins on Dec. 8, 2012 at sundown) The Menorah and the Holiday of Chanukah JUDIS JOURNAL J SJudi Siegal 000DELC 000DFO0 W i s d o Family Medicine Wisdo is Welcoming NEW PATIENTS! (352) 622-9007 Call Today For Appointment Providing Comprehensive Healthcare For The Entire Family Monday Friday 8 A M 5 P M Christine A. 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Southwest ChristianA series of sermons on The People at the Manger by Interim Minister Peter Bunch continues Sunday mornings at 10:30 through the Christmas season. The series follows a 9:30 Sunday school program for all ages. On Dec. 16 church members will present a Christmas musical, There is Peace in the World Tonight. The program begin at 6 p.m. with light refreshment following. The public is invited. A candlelight Christmas Eve service is set for Dec. 24 at 6 p.m. All women of the area are invited to attend a Christmas Womens Fellowship on Tuesday, Dec. 19 at 10:45 a.m. It will be followed by a Beth Moore Bible Study. Participants are asked to bring a sack lunch. The churchs seniors ministry, the Golden Servants will meet on Friday, Jan 25 at 6 p.m. The public is invited to the carry-in dinner and a showing of a video by humorist Jeanne Robertson. Southwest Christian Church is at 9045 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. For more information call 352-2366023.Church of the AdventThe young people of Advent are planning a Christmas Pageant on Dec. 24 at 5 p.m. in conjunction with the Family Christmas Eve Mass. The pageant, A Child of Might is based on those presented in Ole England by Guild Members who stood on the street in front of the Anglican church during Advent and acted out the story of Jesuss birth to those passing on the street. Rehearsals are full swing and the production is the result of many hands and hearts. It promises to be memorable. All are welcome to attend. Church of the Advent is located on County Road 484, about one mile west of State Road 200 just across from the fire station. For further information contact the church at 352465-7272.Joy Lutheran ChurchAdvent began 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 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 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. 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. 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.Congregation Beth IsraelCongregation Beth Israel of Ocala will hold a Chanukah party on Sunday, Dec. 9, at 4:30 p.m. at the Collins Center, 9401 Highway 200, Building 300 in Ocala. The event will celebrate the Festival of Lights with the traditional lighting of the Chanukah candles, piano entertainment by Sally SmithAdams, former player in the Catskills and a festive meal catered by Too Jays featuring roast brisket of beef and potato latkes, (pancakes) vegetable and an array of desserts. The cost is $18. Please RSVP to Estelle (352-861-2542) to make a reservation. Congregation Beth Israel is the only Reconstructionist Jewish community in the 200 corridor and welcomes all to come and experience the joy and warmth of thisFriday, December 7, 2012 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 20~ Friday, December 7, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Attend the worship service of your choice... Religion PLEASESEERELIGION, PAGE14 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 9524 S.W 105th St., Ocala 237-2640 S unday Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship 10:45 a.m. Evening Worship 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study 7p.m. Y outh Alive 7p.m. Randall Br own Pastor Friendship B aptist Church A Place of New Spiritual Beginnings 000BZHQ 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 103 rd St Pi ne R un 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 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 1 1251 S.W Highway 484 (1.3 Miles W e st of State Road 200) 352-465-7272 Sunday 8:00 A.M. Holy Eucharist 10:00 A.M. Holy Eucharist T uesday 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 ues. 6:30pm Cub Scout Pack 508 2nd Sat 8am Fellowship Breakfast at IHOP Episcopal Episcopal Church Church of the Advent of the Advent 000CNOY adventepiscopal.net Phone (352) 861-9080 Sunday Services 10:30 a.m. 6:00 p.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Monday Morning Christians JOIN US IN WORSHIP 9045 SW 60th A ve. 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problems that might not be covered by their vehicles warranties. Five manufacturers (BMW, Chrysler, Nissan, Toyota and Volkswagen) are on record saying their warranties will not cover fuel-related claims caused by the use of E15. Seven additional automakers (Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo) have stated that the use of E15 does not comply with the fuel requirements specified in their owners manuals and may void warranty coverage. The only vehicles currently approved by automakers to use E15 are flex-fuel models, 2001 model-year and newer Porsches, 2012 model-year and newer GM vehicles and 2013 model-year Ford vehicles. These approvals extend only to cars, lightduty trucks and mediumduty passenger vehicles (SUVs). The use of E15 is expressly prohibited in heavy-duty vehicles, boats, motorcycles, power equipment, lawn mowers and off-road vehicles. The sale and use of E15 should be suspended until additional gas pump labeling and consumer education efforts are implemented to mitigate problems for motorists and their vehicles, added Bakewell. Consumers should carefully read pump labels and know their auto manufacturers recommendations to help prevent any problems from E15. AAA urges fuel producers and regulators to do a better job of educating consumers about potential dangers before selling E15 gasoline. This outreach should include a consumer education campaign and more effective pump labels, among other potential safeguards to protect consumers and their vehicles. AAA also recommends additional testing to conclusively determine the impact of E15 use on vehicle engines and fuel system components. At least 10 gas stations currently sell E15 and that number is expected to grow, which means now is the time to suspend sales before more retailers begin offering the fuel. The EPA in June officially approved the sale of E15 after receiving a waiver request from producers interested in expanding the use of corn-based ethanol. Despite objections by auto manufacturers, the EPA approved the use of E15 gasoline in flex-fuel vehicles and 2001 model year and newer cars, light-duty trucks and medium-duty passenger vehicles and SUVs. AAA urges consumers to follow the recommendations of manufacturers to truly protect themselves from voided warranties or potential damage. AAA supports the development and use of alternative fuels. More than 95 percent of the gasoline sold in the United States contains up to 10 percent ethanol. Lower ethanol blends should remain available to consumers while the challenges with E15 are addressed. The survey findings related to consumer knowledge of E15 are from a telephone survey conducted among a national probability sample of 1,012 adults comprising 504 men and 508 women 18 years of age and older, living in private households in the continental United States. Friday, December 7, 2012 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 14~ Friday, December 7, 2012 www.smcitizen.com the Citiz en Maintain the health of your business Advertise in M AINTAIN THE H EALTH OF Y OUR B USINESS Advertise in festival with the Beth Israel community. Congregation Beth Israel is under the guidance of the Jewish Reconstructionist Federation. It is a liberal, inclusive, progressive community. For further information, visit our website: wwwbethisraelocala.org or contact Judi at 352-237-8277.Christs Church of Marion CountySunday, Dec. 9: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, Childrens Ministry Happy Birthday Jesus, 10:30 a.m. Friendship Fellowship Luncheon Christmas Favorites follows. Tuesday, Dec. 11: Womens Crafts and Fellowship, 9 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14: Womens Ministry Christmas Dinner, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, Worship Choir Christmas Musical Presentation Changed by a Baby Boy, 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 352-8616182, website is www.ccomc.org.Friendship Baptist ChurchServices at Friendship Baptist Church on Dec. 9 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 seasonal Bible message. Mrs. Linda Brown will lead the choir and special musical numbers in worship and praise. At the evening service at 6 p.m., Evangelist Jimmy Davis will bring the message. On Wednesday, the midweek Bible study and Teen Impact will meet at 7 p.m. On Friday, Dec. 14 the Sunday School and Choir Christmas party will be at Nina Covans home at 5:30. Dec 17 the Ladies Bible Study will be at Linda Browns home 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.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 352-8736779 or 352-237-2309.Countryside PresbyterianCountryside Presbyterian Church will introduce 10 new members at its worship service celebrating the Second Sunday in Advent on Dec. 9 at 10:30 a.m. The church is at 7768 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. A candlelight, carol and communion service will take place on Christmas Eve, Monday, Dec. 24 at 4:30 p.m. at Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. For further information, please call 352-237-4633.First United MethodistOn Christmas Eve, First United Methodist Church of Ocala will offer three services: two traditional services at 4 and 7 p.m. in the sanctuary with harp, organ, Kids Choir, Chancel Choir, and Instrumental Ensemble and a contemporary service at 5:30 with Praise Band and Kids Choir in the Family Life Center. All three services will include child care in the nursery and candlelight and communion. The youth will present a live nativity in the courtyard 15 minutes before the 7 p.m. service. Everyone is cordially invited! First United Methodist Church is at 1126 East Silver Springs Blvd. (State Road 40) diagonally across the boulevard from the old Ritz Hotel. For further information: 352-622-3244 or www.fumcocala.org or wayne@fumcocala.org. St. Jude CatholicCreole Masses for the Haitians in our community are celebrated every second and fourth Sunday of the month at 5 p.m. The next dates are Dec. 9 and Dec. 23. The St. Jude venue for used items, Anthonys Attic, will not be open or accepting donations during the month of December. Fr. Miguel Gonzalez, from St. John Vianney parish in Orlando, will be presenting our Advent Mission this year. Sessions will be in both English and Spanish. The Spanish will follow the 12:30 p.m. Mass on Dec. 9 while the English will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 22. A special celebration, Retablo, will be held following the 12:30 Mass on Sunday, Dec. 23. The Spanish Posada celebration will take place every evening at 6:30 Dec. 15 through Dec. 23. A Mass will be celebrated only on Dec. 15 and Dec. 23. Christmas Masses start on Dec. 24 with the Childrens Mass at 5 p.m. At 9:30 p.m., the choirs will present a Christmas music program. Following this, Mass will be celebrated at 10 p.m. On Christmas day there are two Masses. The first is at 9 a.m. in English and at 11 a.m. a Mass in Spanish will be celebrated. A Happy and Blessed Christmas is wished for all. RELIGIONCONTINUED FROM PAGE 13 ETHANOLCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 BY LAUREN WEBBER The holiday season has arrived! For some of us, this is the most wonderful time of the year. For the rest of us, visions of credit card debt and to-do lists dance in our heads. In order to prevent a stressful holiday season, follow these five simple guidelines: Plan ahead: The holidays are the same time of the year, every yearso theres no reason to treat the season as an unexpected burden or expense. If you are celebrating with others, determine early-on who will play host this year. Communicate as much as possible to avoid last-minute arrangements. Create a realistic budget for gifts, entertaining and travel But remember, a budget is only helpful if you can stick to it! Shop early: Take advantage of annual discount shopping days, and consider seasonal specials. Not only is winter the best time to score steep discounts on exercise equipment and televisions, but you can also purchase off-season merchandise, such as summer apparel and garden accessories, at a fraction of the usual cost. Use the Internet to help you shop around for your wish list items. Websites like PriceGrabber.com, Nextag.com, Bizrate.com and Pricewatch.com allow you to compare prices from several different retailers and link to the price that best suits your budget. Get creative: Nothing says I care like a gift from the heart. Taking the time to decide what your recipient would appreciate, followed by crafting the gift means you put a lot of thought into making your loved one feel special. Theres a catch, thoughgift-making takes time, so dont spend too long browsing homemade gift ideas on Pinterest.com! Travel stress-free: If youre traveling this season, understand your airlines limitations and rules for checked and carry-on baggage. Prepare for your trip by checking the weather in your destination and packing accordingly. Be smart about traveling locally, too. In a crowded parking lot, make sure you drive slowly, triple check for pedestrians and other cars, and park strategically. Enjoy yourself: All of your hard work and effort for the holiday season will simply not matter if you do not have a good time. Enjoy yourself, your friends and family. Squeeze some exercise into your busy schedule if time permitsthis will provide you with a stress relief and an endorphin boost. And if the stuffing hits the fan, just breathe. Lauren Webber is an AARP communications intern. The AARPs stress-free guide to the holidays Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com 352-622-3937 museumeyecare@live.com Dr. James A. Muse Board Certified Board Certified Optometric Physician Optometric Physician Our commitment to personalized eyecare... Your eyes are our masterpiece. No Technicians, No Opticians, Just You and the Doctor Heath Brook Commons (next to Publix) 5400 SW College Rd/Highway 200, Suite 106, Ocala, FL 34474 Eyecare hours are: M T TH F 8:30 -5:00; W 1:00-6:00 Select Sat. are available Medicare, United Health Care, BC/BS Providers 000DF56 000D5L Y Dr Stubrud, Dr Sands and Dr Simpson Chir opractic, Massage, Acupunctur e N 1/4 Mi. SR 200 103rd St. Rd. www.downtownchiropractic.us 8484 SW 103rd St. Rd. Massage Therapy License #MM 20064 352-732-2745 We take Medicare, Blue Cross, Auto, & Most Health Insurance Countryside Medical Countryside Medical Family Practice Dr Lee, D.O. Dr Peterzell, D.O. Daphne R. 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Youre sure to enjoy this holiday performance, and at the same time support one of the jewels of our community.New Years tickets on sale nowDo you remember the best rock n roll music from the 50s and 60s; the high school sock hops in the gymnasium; the stroll and the twist? Rock n Roll Sock Hop is the theme of this years New Years Eve party. Dress is casual; or wear your poodle skirt, your black leather jacket, or saddle shoes with bobby socks and loafers. The music will be provided by Marty Krell, and songs will be played throughout the night chosen from a selection of 45s and 33 LP records featuring original artists. Enjoy stepping back in time with music for your dancing and listening pleasure. The evening will begin on New Years Eve, Dec. 31, at 8 p.m. in the Lifestyle Center, and tickets are on sale now at Tuesday Socials and in the Activities Office. They are $6 per person and include a special New Years toast, punch, sodas for mixers, party favors and ice. BYOB and a snack to share. Everyone is welcome, said Chairperson Merry Anne Krell. Were going to have prizes for a variety of contests, including door prizes and trivia. So couples and singles alike, please join in, and ring in the New Year with your friends and favorite memories.Volunteers decorate the LSCA dedicated group of volunteers came together Wednesday morning, Nov. 28, to decorate the Lifestyle Center for the season. With holiday music softly playing, trees were assembled and decorated, wreaths were hung, lights were strung, and a menorah and Nativity scene were carefully displayed in the lobby. Thanks to all those who came down to decorate the Lifestyle Center, both inside and out, as well as the Bowling Center and Guardhouse. You make the holidays more enjoyable for everyone.House decorating contestTheres still time to enter the Marion Landing House Decorating Contest, and you just may win a prize. This year, residents who would like their homes considered must sign up on the sheet posted on the Activity Wall hanging in the Lifestyle Center. You may sign up through Dec. 15; and decorations must be up and completed by Dec. 15. This will give Leta Simmons and Harry Therien plenty of time to take pictures of the registered houses. These photos will be on display in the Lifestyle Center from Dec. 24 through Dec. 31; and all homeowners are invited to vote for their favorite display. Ballots will be available during Tuesday Golden Troupers to perform Dec. 15 at the Lifestyle Center MARION LANDING D BDiane Bress PLEASESEELANDING, PAGE16 000DEGW 000DFBT Homosassa 5699 S. Suncoast Blvd. Janack Plaza 352-621-8000 Inverness 2036 Hwy. 44 West Colonial Plaza 352-586-7599 Ocala 2400 Sw College Road #206 352-873-0034

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Friday, December 7, 2012 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 16~ Friday, December 7, 2012 www.smcitizen.com TO ADVERTISECall854-3986 ADVER TISING morning Socials and in the Activities Office. The winners will be announced and prizes awarded at the Jan. 8 Tuesday morning Social. For more details, please see the flyer posted on the Activity Wall.Design a scarf workshopYou can still sign up for the new silk scarf-painting workshop. The workshop will be led by local artist and teacher Celeste Stadler and will take place on Thursday, Dec. 13, at 10 a.m. in the Craft Room. In this workshop, each participant will choose either a short or long 100 percent silk scarf to paint. You will learn the foil technique in order to accomplish intricate design with simple paint strokes. Salt is then added to create even more interest. A variety of brushes and colors of silk paint will be available, as well as complete instructions along with a demonstration. Join us at the Lifestyle Center for two hours of fun while we explore a new creative art form. Total cost of the workshop is $10 per scarf. Please sign up in advance on the sheet hanging on the Activity Wall.Motorcycle demo very informativeAfter the Tuesday Social on Nov. 20, a group of interested Marion Landing residents were on hand to hear from Marion County Sheriffs Office Traffic Deputy Paul Youmans, one of the seven MCSOs traffic deputies. Deputy Youmans demonstrated the mechanics of the police motorcycle and how they are used in traffic safety and law enforcement, showing residents all the bells and whistles that the police motorcycle sports, including the very important computer compartment. The Traffic Unit is very proactive and is always looking for new and innovative ways to enforce traffic laws. One of their goals is to educate citizens on the dangers of speeding, red light running, aggressive driving, DUI, and nonseatbelt compliance, with their number one goal to make Marion Countys roadways safe for the people who travel them.We give thanksThis years Thanksgiving Dinner at the Lifestyle Center was very successful with over 100 residents and their guests attending, sharing a wonderful thanksgiving meal and socializing afterwards. A very special thank you goes to those who gave their time and effort to make this day enjoyable for all: Joan Ritter (chair), Dave Ritter, Janice Wood, Lois and Don Norris, Ethel and George Taragna, Martha Nierenberg, Mary Jo Eggers, Ed Hendrickson, Rita Melenick, Larry Keables, John and Noreen Metzger, Kaz Sekurski, Norm Granier and Pat Steele. Travel newsIf you are interested in any of the trips listed below, details are available on the flyers posted on the Travel Board in the LANDINGCONTINUED FROM PAGE 15 PHOTO BY DIANE BRESSMarion Landing decorating volunteers: (back row, from left) Betty Williams, Linda Hefner, Bill Doudna, Ken Talbert, Ed DeMauex, Larry Keables, Mike Soter; (front row from left) Lorraine Moran, Lorraine Rusch (co-chair), Mary Jane Welsh, Liz Herrick (co-chair), Sharon Talbert, Rhea Rouquie, Frankie Trepac, Lorraine DeMauex, Joan Buzzek, Kathy Keables. Not shown: Ginny Dillon, Gordon Herrick, Sheldon Blumenthal, Dot Ott, Gina Moulthrop, Jerry Rae King, Sue Kiger, Martha Nierenberg, Harry Therien. PLEASESEELANDING, PAGE17 Lifestyle Center, or you may call 237-7152 for more information. Trips are open to the general public if space allows. Be part of one of the first groups to sail aboard the brand new cruise ship Celebrity Reflection departing from Miami on Jan. 5, 2013, with stops in San Juan, St. Maarten and St. Kitts. Reservations are being accepted for this seven night Eastern Caribbean cruis.A $250 deposit will hold your space. Spend the holidays at the Beau Rivage in Biloxi. This Christmas trip will be Dec. 23 to 26 and is $189 per person, double occupancy and $259 for a single. The trip includes transportation, bus refreshments, prizes, bingo, movies, driver tips, hotel and baggage; two breakfast buffets per person; $25 free play at the Beau Rivage; and a visit to Boomtown with $5 free play and free lunch buffet. Check the flyer posted on the Travel Board for more details and to sign up. Reservations are being accepted for a day at Tampa Bay Downs on Feb. 15. Try your luck betting on the horses as well as enjoy a great meal. The cost is $54 per person, which includes clubhouse admission, racing program, trophy presentation in Winners Circle, and a hot buffet luncheon with carving station in the Clubhouse Turn Dining Room. Its a sure bet that youll have a great day. Do you like to plan ahead? Then mark your calendar for Jan. 19 to 26, 2014 (yes, thats 2014) for a western Caribbean cruise on Freedom of the Seas. You will visit ports in Labadee (Haiti), Jamaica, Grand Cayman and Cozumel. More information is listed on the Travel Board. If youre thinking about taking a vacation in the spring of 2014, our Travel Club has made plans for a terrific European riverboat cruise on the Elbe River. Enjoy time in Berlin, Dresden, Wittenberg and Prague and includes 7 nights aboard the M/S River Allegro, which was built specifically for cruising the Elbe, and was recently refurbished with the travelers needs and comfort in mind. More details on this spectacular trip are listed in the brochure posted on the Travel Board. Diane Bress is Marion Landings Activities Director and an employee of Leland Management, Inc. LANDINGCONTINUED FROM PAGE 16 PHOTO BY DIANE BRESSMCSO Traffic Deputy Paul Youmans explains various components of the police motorcycle to Marion Landing residents in a demonstration after the Nov. 20 Social. Marions Most Wanted Nathan Kyle Acevedo, 23, felony violation of probation give false verification of ownership to pawnbroker, fraudulent use of a personal identification information. Dennis Lee Anderson, 24, felony violation of probation, utter forged instrument, possession of 10 or more forged notes. Savannah Salome Cooper, 24, felony capias battery second offense, felony violation of probation uttering forged check, grand theft, driving while license revoked as habitual offender. Howard Lee Hill, 19, felony warrant aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, cruelty to animals. Anthony Ira Kamilovic, 46, felony violation of probation, felony driving while license suspended or revoked. Chanteau Antionette Lilly, 39, felony bench warrant failure to appear arraignment retail grand theft. 000DFU3 Mon. Thurs. 11 am 8:30 pm Fri. & Sat. 11 am 9:30 pm Closed on Sunday 8602 SW SR 200, 103rd St. Plaza 873-0223 Ocala, Florida 873-0223 873-0223 SATURDAY TUESDAY ONE LARGE ONE LARGE CHEESE PIZZA CHEESE PIZZA $6.99 $6.99 With purchase of beverage. Exp. 12/14/12 MONDAY MEDIUM CHEESE PIZZA MEDIUM CHEESE PIZZA & SMALL ANTIPASTO & SMALL ANTIPASTO $9.95 $9.95 With purchase of beverage. Exp. 12/14/12 TWO DINNERS FOR $20.00 TWO DINNERS FOR $20.00 Choice of: Veal Parm, Lasagna, Chicken Parm, Eggplant Parm, Shrimp Scampi. With Soup or Salad & 1 Dessert (Zeppolis or Cheesecake) w/Purchase of Beverage. Expires 12/14/12 Whole Wheat Pasta Available 000DD2E Our Place Saloon 352-854-4711 Since 1998 NFL PKG. BUZZTIME TRIVIA Philly Cheese Sandwich Fries Chicken Wings Etc. Sun-Sat 10am-2am Near Lowes on Hwy. 200 Circle Square Plaza 7651 SR 200, Ocala, FL 34476 HAPPY HOUR 10-6 DAILY DJ/KAROAKE FRI & SA T 11100 SW 93 Ct. Rd. Suite 12, Ocala, FL Mon-Thur 11am-10pm Fri & Sat 11am-11pm Sunday 11am-9pm 402-0003 Buy 1 Meal Get 1 at 1 / 2 OFF Equal or Lesser Value With purchase of 2 drinks With coupon Exp. 1/5/13 000DGDJ 000DDR1 You Have Tried The Rest... NOW TRY THE BEST Italian Restaurant & Pizza Italian Restaurant & Pizza A Taste of Brooklyn in Ocala JASMINE PLAZA 6106 SW State Rd. 200 Ocala, FL (352) 861-2828 HOURS : Mon.-Thurs. 11AM 8:30PM Fri. & Sat. 11AM 9:30 PM Sunday Closed MONDAY ONLY SPAGHETTI with Meatballs $ 6.99 Dine-In or Take-Out No Coupon Necessary TUESDAY ONLY LARGE 16 8-Slice Cheese Pizza $ 6.99 Dine-In or Take-Out No Coupon Necessary Best Pizza C AT E R I N G A V AILABLE 000DGES O A SIS RES T AURANT 7651 SW Hwy 200, Ocala 352-237-4598 Thank you for your pr efer ence.... Open 7 to 7 Mon. Sat. Poland Germany Ireland Greece Italy Mexico Come and Enjoy A T a ste of Differ ent Countries Cuisines at the Oasis Restaurant, starting with Poland, Germany Ir eland, Gr eece, Italy & Mexico. Every day we celebrate a differ ent country s cuisine. 711193 Taste The B e s t Taste The Best Ta s t e The Bes t *Y ou must continue to pay the Medicare Part B Premium. The Zero Monthly Plan Premium only applies to the HMO and RPPO plans. Florida Blue is a Medicare Advantage organization with a Medicare contract. A Medicare-approved Part D sponsor Limitations, copayments and restrictions may apply The benefit information provided is a brief summary not a complete description of benefits. For mor e information, contact the plan. Benefits formulary pharmacy network premium and/or copayments/coinsurance may change on January 1 of each year Florida Blue is a trade name of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Inc., an Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. 000CRHA F W .H. & Associa tes A Contracted General Agency 7651 SW Hwy 200, Ste. 108 Circle Square Plaza, Ocala 854-2100 Y our Local Agency for In the pursuit of health Florida Blue is Floridas Blue Cross and Blue Shield plan Time R ound 2 nd Across from Jasmine Plaza located in Neighborhood Retail 7256 SW 62nd A ve. Suite 4 352-433-8378 000CJFE 2nd T ime Around Furniture & Home Decor Consignment Repr esenting Ocala ar ea r e sidents for over 40 years The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements Before you decide, ask us to send free written information about our qualifications and experience. 237-9225 W .E. BISHO P J R. Attorney At Law Admitted to the Florida Bar in 1965 EST A TE PLANNING WILLS TRUSTS and PROBATE REAL ESTATE CORPORATIONS 7743 S.W. S.R. 200 Next to the Mulch & Stone Emporium 000CIJA 000CJ6X W illits W ealth Management, Inc. Phone: 352-368-7739 Cell: 352-275-6583 000CJFC The Dressing Room #1 R esale of Ladies Fine Apparel, Formal W ear Bridal W ear and Jewelry Dr essing Room Across from Jasmine Plaza located in Neighborhood Retail The 352-237-5478 7256 SW 62nd A ve. Suite 3 FRIENDSHIP CENTER 8441 SW SR 200, #1 13 Ocala, FL 34481 (352) 237-4635 Fax: (352) 861-4646 CHELSEA SQUARE 3233 E. Silver Springs Blvd. Ocala, FL 34470 (352) 694-5003 Fax: (352) 694-6003 dB Hearing Solutions Hearing Solutions Darryl Pennington Board Certified Owner/Operator 000CIM1 000CU6L Senior Living where... Our Family is Committed to Y o urs. Assisted Living Memory Car e 9070 SW 80th A ve., Ocala, FL 34481 (352) 861-4444 ASSISTED LIVING F ACILITY #9441 W ise W ay A uto Sales Inc 9045 SW Hwy 200, Ocala, FL 352-861-9473 For all your transportation needs, the only way, the Wise Way! Specializing in the like new cars without the hassles of a new car dealer! 000CIJ3 000CIKZ Y our Full Service Jeweler HRS: M-F 9-5 SAT 9-1 Fine Jewelry Fast Repairs Patricia & Richard Laugen Gemologist AJP Goldsmith Friendship Center 8441 SW SR 200 Ste 101 237-2240 C USTOM D ESIGNS R EP AIRS W A TCH & C LOCK R EP AIRS A PPRAISALS N EXT T O F RIENDSHIP B ARBERS G e m G a l l e r i a J e w e l e r s Gem Gal leria Jewelers BUYING GOLD BUYING GOLD BUYING GOLD www .gemgalleriajewelers.com www .consignmentjewelryocala.com Magic T ouch Salon 352-854-2111 Full Service Salon W a lk-ins Always W elcome Located in the Friendship Center 000CIJ6 000CU6G L OCAL S H O P L OCAL S HO L OCAL D INE L OCAL L OCAL B E L OCAL Support Y our Neighborhood Businesses www .westmba.com

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Friday, December 7, 2012 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 16~ Friday, December 7, 2012 www.smcitizen.com TO ADVERTISECall854-3986 ADVER TISING morning Socials and in the Activities Office. The winners will be announced and prizes awarded at the Jan. 8 Tuesday morning Social. For more details, please see the flyer posted on the Activity Wall.Design a scarf workshopYou can still sign up for the new silk scarf-painting workshop. The workshop will be led by local artist and teacher Celeste Stadler and will take place on Thursday, Dec. 13, at 10 a.m. in the Craft Room. In this workshop, each participant will choose either a short or long 100 percent silk scarf to paint. You will learn the foil technique in order to accomplish intricate design with simple paint strokes. Salt is then added to create even more interest. A variety of brushes and colors of silk paint will be available, as well as complete instructions along with a demonstration. Join us at the Lifestyle Center for two hours of fun while we explore a new creative art form. Total cost of the workshop is $10 per scarf. Please sign up in advance on the sheet hanging on the Activity Wall.Motorcycle demo very informativeAfter the Tuesday Social on Nov. 20, a group of interested Marion Landing residents were on hand to hear from Marion County Sheriffs Office Traffic Deputy Paul Youmans, one of the seven MCSOs traffic deputies. Deputy Youmans demonstrated the mechanics of the police motorcycle and how they are used in traffic safety and law enforcement, showing residents all the bells and whistles that the police motorcycle sports, including the very important computer compartment. The Traffic Unit is very proactive and is always looking for new and innovative ways to enforce traffic laws. One of their goals is to educate citizens on the dangers of speeding, red light running, aggressive driving, DUI, and nonseatbelt compliance, with their number one goal to make Marion Countys roadways safe for the people who travel them.We give thanksThis years Thanksgiving Dinner at the Lifestyle Center was very successful with over 100 residents and their guests attending, sharing a wonderful thanksgiving meal and socializing afterwards. A very special thank you goes to those who gave their time and effort to make this day enjoyable for all: Joan Ritter (chair), Dave Ritter, Janice Wood, Lois and Don Norris, Ethel and George Taragna, Martha Nierenberg, Mary Jo Eggers, Ed Hendrickson, Rita Melenick, Larry Keables, John and Noreen Metzger, Kaz Sekurski, Norm Granier and Pat Steele. Travel newsIf you are interested in any of the trips listed below, details are available on the flyers posted on the Travel Board in the LANDINGCONTINUED FROM PAGE 15 PHOTO BY DIANE BRESSMarion Landing decorating volunteers: (back row, from left) Betty Williams, Linda Hefner, Bill Doudna, Ken Talbert, Ed DeMauex, Larry Keables, Mike Soter; (front row from left) Lorraine Moran, Lorraine Rusch (co-chair), Mary Jane Welsh, Liz Herrick (co-chair), Sharon Talbert, Rhea Rouquie, Frankie Trepac, Lorraine DeMauex, Joan Buzzek, Kathy Keables. Not shown: Ginny Dillon, Gordon Herrick, Sheldon Blumenthal, Dot Ott, Gina Moulthrop, Jerry Rae King, Sue Kiger, Martha Nierenberg, Harry Therien. PLEASESEELANDING, PAGE17 Lifestyle Center, or you may call 237-7152 for more information. Trips are open to the general public if space allows. Be part of one of the first groups to sail aboard the brand new cruise ship Celebrity Reflection departing from Miami on Jan. 5, 2013, with stops in San Juan, St. Maarten and St. Kitts. Reservations are being accepted for this seven night Eastern Caribbean cruis.A $250 deposit will hold your space. Spend the holidays at the Beau Rivage in Biloxi. This Christmas trip will be Dec. 23 to 26 and is $189 per person, double occupancy and $259 for a single. The trip includes transportation, bus refreshments, prizes, bingo, movies, driver tips, hotel and baggage; two breakfast buffets per person; $25 free play at the Beau Rivage; and a visit to Boomtown with $5 free play and free lunch buffet. Check the flyer posted on the Travel Board for more details and to sign up. Reservations are being accepted for a day at Tampa Bay Downs on Feb. 15. Try your luck betting on the horses as well as enjoy a great meal. The cost is $54 per person, which includes clubhouse admission, racing program, trophy presentation in Winners Circle, and a hot buffet luncheon with carving station in the Clubhouse Turn Dining Room. Its a sure bet that youll have a great day. Do you like to plan ahead? Then mark your calendar for Jan. 19 to 26, 2014 (yes, thats 2014) for a western Caribbean cruise on Freedom of the Seas. You will visit ports in Labadee (Haiti), Jamaica, Grand Cayman and Cozumel. More information is listed on the Travel Board. If youre thinking about taking a vacation in the spring of 2014, our Travel Club has made plans for a terrific European riverboat cruise on the Elbe River. Enjoy time in Berlin, Dresden, Wittenberg and Prague and includes 7 nights aboard the M/S River Allegro, which was built specifically for cruising the Elbe, and was recently refurbished with the travelers needs and comfort in mind. More details on this spectacular trip are listed in the brochure posted on the Travel Board. Diane Bress is Marion Landings Activities Director and an employee of Leland Management, Inc. LANDINGCONTINUED FROM PAGE 16 PHOTO BY DIANE BRESSMCSO Traffic Deputy Paul Youmans explains various components of the police motorcycle to Marion Landing residents in a demonstration after the Nov. 20 Social. Marions Most Wanted Nathan Kyle Acevedo, 23, felony violation of probation give false verification of ownership to pawnbroker, fraudulent use of a personal identification information. Dennis Lee Anderson, 24, felony violation of probation, utter forged instrument, possession of 10 or more forged notes. Savannah Salome Cooper, 24, felony capias battery second offense, felony violation of probation uttering forged check, grand theft, driving while license revoked as habitual offender. Howard Lee Hill, 19, felony warrant aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, cruelty to animals. Anthony Ira Kamilovic, 46, felony violation of probation, felony driving while license suspended or revoked. Chanteau Antionette Lilly, 39, felony bench warrant failure to appear arraignment retail grand theft. 000DFU3 Mon. Thurs. 11 am 8:30 pm Fri. & Sat. 11 am 9:30 pm Closed on Sunday 8602 SW SR 200, 103rd St. Plaza 873-0223 Ocala, Florida 873-0223 873-0223 SATURDAY TUESDAY ONE LARGE ONE LARGE CHEESE PIZZA CHEESE PIZZA $6.99 $6.99 With purchase of beverage. Exp. 12/14/12 MONDAY MEDIUM CHEESE PIZZA MEDIUM CHEESE PIZZA & SMALL ANTIPASTO & SMALL ANTIPASTO $9.95 $9.95 With purchase of beverage. Exp. 12/14/12 TWO DINNERS FOR $20.00 TWO DINNERS FOR $20.00 Choice of: Veal Parm, Lasagna, Chicken Parm, Eggplant Parm, Shrimp Scampi. With Soup or Salad & 1 Dessert (Zeppolis or Cheesecake) w/Purchase of Beverage. Expires 12/14/12 Whole Wheat Pasta Available 000DD2E Our Place Saloon 352-854-4711 Since 1998 NFL PKG. BUZZTIME TRIVIA Philly Cheese Sandwich Fries Chicken Wings Etc. Sun-Sat 10am-2am Near Lowes on Hwy. 200 Circle Square Plaza 7651 SR 200, Ocala, FL 34476 HAPPY HOUR 10-6 DAILY DJ/KAROAKE FRI & SA T 11100 SW 93 Ct. Rd. Suite 12, Ocala, FL Mon-Thur 11am-10pm Fri & Sat 11am-11pm Sunday 11am-9pm 402-0003 Buy 1 Meal Get 1 at 1 / 2 OFF Equal or Lesser Value With purchase of 2 drinks With coupon Exp. 1/5/13 000DGDJ 000DDR1 You Have Tried The Rest... NOW TRY THE BEST Italian Restaurant & Pizza Italian Restaurant & Pizza A Taste of Brooklyn in Ocala JASMINE PLAZA 6106 SW State Rd. 200 Ocala, FL (352) 861-2828 HOURS : Mon.-Thurs. 11AM 8:30PM Fri. & Sat. 11AM 9:30 PM Sunday Closed MONDAY ONLY SPAGHETTI with Meatballs $ 6.99 Dine-In or Take-Out No Coupon Necessary TUESDAY ONLY LARGE 16 8-Slice Cheese Pizza $ 6.99 Dine-In or Take-Out No Coupon Necessary Best Pizza C AT E R I N G A V AILABLE 000DGES O A SIS RES T AURANT 7651 SW Hwy 200, Ocala 352-237-4598 Thank you for your pr efer ence.... Open 7 to 7 Mon. Sat. Poland Germany Ireland Greece Italy Mexico Come and Enjoy A T a ste of Differ ent Countries Cuisines at the Oasis Restaurant, starting with Poland, Germany Ir eland, Gr eece, Italy & Mexico. Every day we celebrate a differ ent country s cuisine. 711193 Taste The B e s t Taste The Best Ta s t e The Bes t *Y ou must continue to pay the Medicare Part B Premium. The Zero Monthly Plan Premium only applies to the HMO and RPPO plans. Florida Blue is a Medicare Advantage organization with a Medicare contract. A Medicare-approved Part D sponsor Limitations, copayments and restrictions may apply The benefit information provided is a brief summary not a complete description of benefits. For mor e information, contact the plan. Benefits formulary pharmacy network premium and/or copayments/coinsurance may change on January 1 of each year Florida Blue is a trade name of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Inc., an Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. 000CRHA F W .H. & Associa tes A Contracted General Agency 7651 SW Hwy 200, Ste. 108 Circle Square Plaza, Ocala 854-2100 Y our Local Agency for In the pursuit of health Florida Blue is Floridas Blue Cross and Blue Shield plan Time R ound 2 nd Across from Jasmine Plaza located in Neighborhood Retail 7256 SW 62nd A ve. Suite 4 352-433-8378 000CJFE 2nd T ime Around Furniture & Home Decor Consignment Repr esenting Ocala ar ea r e sidents for over 40 years The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements Before you decide, ask us to send free written information about our qualifications and experience. 237-9225 W .E. BISHO P J R. Attorney At Law Admitted to the Florida Bar in 1965 EST A TE PLANNING WILLS TRUSTS and PROBATE REAL ESTATE CORPORATIONS 7743 S.W. S.R. 200 Next to the Mulch & Stone Emporium 000CIJA 000CJ6X W illits W ealth Management, Inc. Phone: 352-368-7739 Cell: 352-275-6583 000CJFC The Dressing Room #1 R esale of Ladies Fine Apparel, Formal W ear Bridal W ear and Jewelry Dr essing Room Across from Jasmine Plaza located in Neighborhood Retail The 352-237-5478 7256 SW 62nd A ve. Suite 3 FRIENDSHIP CENTER 8441 SW SR 200, #1 13 Ocala, FL 34481 (352) 237-4635 Fax: (352) 861-4646 CHELSEA SQUARE 3233 E. Silver Springs Blvd. Ocala, FL 34470 (352) 694-5003 Fax: (352) 694-6003 dB Hearing Solutions Hearing Solutions Darryl Pennington Board Certified Owner/Operator 000CIM1 000CU6L Senior Living where... Our Family is Committed to Y o urs. Assisted Living Memory Car e 9070 SW 80th A ve., Ocala, FL 34481 (352) 861-4444 ASSISTED LIVING F ACILITY #9441 W ise W ay A uto Sales Inc 9045 SW Hwy 200, Ocala, FL 352-861-9473 For all your transportation needs, the only way, the Wise Way! Specializing in the like new cars without the hassles of a new car dealer! 000CIJ3 000CIKZ Y our Full Service Jeweler HRS: M-F 9-5 SAT 9-1 Fine Jewelry Fast Repairs Patricia & Richard Laugen Gemologist AJP Goldsmith Friendship Center 8441 SW SR 200 Ste 101 237-2240 C USTOM D ESIGNS R EP AIRS W A TCH & C LOCK R EP AIRS A PPRAISALS N EXT T O F RIENDSHIP B ARBERS G e m G a l l e r i a J e w e l e r s Gem Gal leria Jewelers BUYING GOLD BUYING GOLD BUYING GOLD www .gemgalleriajewelers.com www .consignmentjewelryocala.com Magic T ouch Salon 352-854-2111 Full Service Salon W a lk-ins Always W elcome Located in the Friendship Center 000CIJ6 000CU6G L OCAL S H O P L OCAL S HO L OCAL D INE L OCAL L OCAL B E L OCAL Support Y our Neighborhood Businesses www .westmba.com

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Friday, December 7, 2012 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 18~ Friday, December 7, 2012 www.smcitizen.com FAMILY FEATURES Dont think you have time to make a delicious meal for your busy family? Think again; with these handy tips and easy recipes which call for just four ingredients you can get a satisfying supper on the table in no time. Make it even easier by including MinuteSteamers into your familys favorite meals, for wholesome, hearty, time-saving dishes everyone will love. Use these tips to make meal prep easier during busy nights: STOCK UP Always keep some basic ingredients on hand to make last-minute cooking a lot easier.Frozen vegetables Can be served as a side or added to soups and rice dishes.Broth Beef, chicken and vegetable broths can be used to make soups and sauces, and to add flavor when cooking vegetables and rice.Add-ins Nuts, sesame seeds, parsley, dried fruit and cheese can be added to main dishes, sides and salads to make them even more flavorful and nutritious. TIME SAVERS Take advantage of grocery items that do some of the work for you. Frozen rice For a tasty side or a starter for a full meal, try MinuteSteamers exceptionalquality, flavorful rice that heats in the microwave in a self-ventilating steamable bag. It only takes four minutes to have one of six varieties on your dinner table.Pre-cut vegetables Save some prep time by using pre-cut vegetables. Give them a quick wash and theyre ready to use.Pre-seasoned ingredients Look for canned, diced tomatoes with garlic and onions, cheese made with jalapeo, or marinated chicken or pork cuts. These are all ways to add flavor without adding time. PLAN AHEAD If you have more time on the weekend, you can do some prep work to cut down on your weeknight cooking time.Prep ingredients Chop vegetables and shred cheese, and keep them in storage containers or resealable bags in the fridge. You can also brown ground beef and cut any meats into recipeready pieces. Herb cubes Put a tablespoon of chopped herbs in each well of an ice cube tray. Fill with either water or olive oil, then freeze. Once frozen, pop them out and store in a freezer bag youll have fresh herb flavor in a flash.Cook once, eat twice Double up on a recipe, then freeze one half for later. Or, plan a second meal around leftovers. For example, use Monday nights taco meat for Tuesday nights taco salad. For more delicious ways to get a speedy supper on thetableforyourfamily,visitwww.4ingredientmeals.com. Simple, Time-Saving Solutions to Spruce up RiceDont get caught in a dinner-as-usual rut here are some quick and easy ways you can add a little flair to the family meal, without spending hours preparing dinner:Citrus Rice To hot cooked white rice, add grated orange, lemon or lime zest for a fresh, lively taste.Nutty Rice To hot cooked brown rice, add peanuts, cashews, pine nuts or sunflower seeds; stir in dried cranberries or cherries for added flavor, texture and color.Portobello Mushroom Rice To hot cooked brown rice, add sauted chopped portobello mushrooms and toasted chopped pecans. Top with crumbled feta cheese. Basil Rice and Tomato Soup Serves: 4 (1 1/4 cups each) 1 bag MinuteSteamers Brown Rice 1 jar (24 ounces) pasta sauce 1/2 cup heavy cream 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped Prepare rice according to package directions. In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine pasta sauce, cream and basil. Cover loosely and microwave on HIGH for 5 minutes, or until heated through. Stir in prepared rice. Tips: If a thinner soup is desired, add 1 cup heated chicken broth. Serve with cheese crostini and olive tapenade.Top with shredded Parmesan cheese.South of the Border Turkey DinnerServes: 4 1 bag MinuteSteamers Brown Rice 1 pound ground turkey, cooked and crumbled 1 can (11 ounces) southwestern corn blend 1 cup prepared salsa Prepare rice according to package directions. In medium microwave-safe bowl, combine turkey, corn and salsa. Microwave on HIGH for 2 minutes. Stir in rice. Tips: Add 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese.Use as filling in tortillas and top with shredded lettuce and chopped tomatoes.Roll into burrito-sized tortillas and serve with sour cream.Cheesy Chicken Broccoli and Cheese CasseroleServes: 4 1 bag MinuteSteamers Broccoli and Cheese Rice 1 can (10 3/4 ounces) cream of chicken soup 6 ounces (about 1 cup) cooked, diced chicken 1/2 cup milk Prepare rice according to package directions. In medium microwave-safe dish, combine soup, chicken and milk. Microwave on HIGH for 2 min utes. Stir in rice. Easy Arroz con PolloServes: 4 1 bag MinuteSteamers Spanish Rice 1 cup frozen peas and carrots, thawed 1 small tomato, diced 6 ounces (about 1 cup) cooked, diced chicken 1/4 cup sliced Spanish olives, sliced 1 green onion, sliced Prepare rice according to package directions. In medium microwave-safe dish combine rice, peas and carrots, tomato and chicken. Microwave on HIGH for 2 minutes. Add olives. Tip: Garnish with green onions. Read the classifieds The Golden Troupers of the Ocala Civic Theatre will present a program of holiday musical selections on Saturday, Dec. 15, at 4 p.m. in the Lifestyle Center. The Golden Troupers are one of the many popular programs offered to the community by the Ocala Civic Theatre. Tickets are on sale now and are $2 each with proceeds from this performance to benefit the theatres youth programs. Youre sure to enjoy this holiday performance, and at the same time support one of the jewels of our community.New Years tickets on sale nowDo you remember the best rock n roll music from the 50s and 60s; the high school sock hops in the gymnasium; the stroll and the twist? Rock n Roll Sock Hop is the theme of this years New Years Eve party. Dress is casual; or wear your poodle skirt, your black leather jacket, or saddle shoes with bobby socks and loafers. The music will be provided by Marty Krell, and songs will be played throughout the night chosen from a selection of 45s and 33 LP records featuring original artists. Enjoy stepping back in time with music for your dancing and listening pleasure. The evening will begin on New Years Eve, Dec. 31, at 8 p.m. in the Lifestyle Center, and tickets are on sale now at Tuesday Socials and in the Activities Office. They are $6 per person and include a special New Years toast, punch, sodas for mixers, party favors and ice. BYOB and a snack to share. Everyone is welcome, said Chairperson Merry Anne Krell. Were going to have prizes for a variety of contests, including door prizes and trivia. So couples and singles alike, please join in, and ring in the New Year with your friends and favorite memories.Volunteers decorate the LSCA dedicated group of volunteers came together Wednesday morning, Nov. 28, to decorate the Lifestyle Center for the season. With holiday music softly playing, trees were assembled and decorated, wreaths were hung, lights were strung, and a menorah and Nativity scene were carefully displayed in the lobby. Thanks to all those who came down to decorate the Lifestyle Center, both inside and out, as well as the Bowling Center and Guardhouse. You make the holidays more enjoyable for everyone.House decorating contestTheres still time to enter the Marion Landing House Decorating Contest, and you just may win a prize. This year, residents who would like their homes considered must sign up on the sheet posted on the Activity Wall hanging in the Lifestyle Center. You may sign up through Dec. 15; and decorations must be up and completed by Dec. 15. This will give Leta Simmons and Harry Therien plenty of time to take pictures of the registered houses. These photos will be on display in the Lifestyle Center from Dec. 24 through Dec. 31; and all homeowners are invited to vote for their favorite display. Ballots will be available during Tuesday Golden Troupers to perform Dec. 15 at the Lifestyle Center MARION LANDING D BDiane Bress PLEASESEELANDING, PAGE16 000DEGW 000DFBT Homosassa 5699 S. Suncoast Blvd. Janack Plaza 352-621-8000 Inverness 2036 Hwy. 44 West Colonial Plaza 352-586-7599 Ocala 2400 Sw College Road #206 352-873-0034

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problems that might not be covered by their vehicles warranties. Five manufacturers (BMW, Chrysler, Nissan, Toyota and Volkswagen) are on record saying their warranties will not cover fuel-related claims caused by the use of E15. Seven additional automakers (Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo) have stated that the use of E15 does not comply with the fuel requirements specified in their owners manuals and may void warranty coverage. The only vehicles currently approved by automakers to use E15 are flex-fuel models, 2001 model-year and newer Porsches, 2012 model-year and newer GM vehicles and 2013 model-year Ford vehicles. These approvals extend only to cars, lightduty trucks and mediumduty passenger vehicles (SUVs). The use of E15 is expressly prohibited in heavy-duty vehicles, boats, motorcycles, power equipment, lawn mowers and off-road vehicles. The sale and use of E15 should be suspended until additional gas pump labeling and consumer education efforts are implemented to mitigate problems for motorists and their vehicles, added Bakewell. Consumers should carefully read pump labels and know their auto manufacturers recommendations to help prevent any problems from E15. AAA urges fuel producers and regulators to do a better job of educating consumers about potential dangers before selling E15 gasoline. This outreach should include a consumer education campaign and more effective pump labels, among other potential safeguards to protect consumers and their vehicles. AAA also recommends additional testing to conclusively determine the impact of E15 use on vehicle engines and fuel system components. At least 10 gas stations currently sell E15 and that number is expected to grow, which means now is the time to suspend sales before more retailers begin offering the fuel. The EPA in June officially approved the sale of E15 after receiving a waiver request from producers interested in expanding the use of corn-based ethanol. Despite objections by auto manufacturers, the EPA approved the use of E15 gasoline in flex-fuel vehicles and 2001 model year and newer cars, light-duty trucks and medium-duty passenger vehicles and SUVs. AAA urges consumers to follow the recommendations of manufacturers to truly protect themselves from voided warranties or potential damage. AAA supports the development and use of alternative fuels. More than 95 percent of the gasoline sold in the United States contains up to 10 percent ethanol. Lower ethanol blends should remain available to consumers while the challenges with E15 are addressed. The survey findings related to consumer knowledge of E15 are from a telephone survey conducted among a national probability sample of 1,012 adults comprising 504 men and 508 women 18 years of age and older, living in private households in the continental United States. Friday, December 7, 2012 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 14~ Friday, December 7, 2012 www.smcitizen.com the Citiz en Maintain the health of your business Advertise in M AINTAIN THE H EALTH OF Y OUR B USINESS Advertise in festival with the Beth Israel community. Congregation Beth Israel is under the guidance of the Jewish Reconstructionist Federation. It is a liberal, inclusive, progressive community. For further information, visit our website: wwwbethisraelocala.org or contact Judi at 352-237-8277.Christs Church of Marion CountySunday, Dec. 9: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, Childrens Ministry Happy Birthday Jesus, 10:30 a.m. Friendship Fellowship Luncheon Christmas Favorites follows. Tuesday, Dec. 11: Womens Crafts and Fellowship, 9 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14: Womens Ministry Christmas Dinner, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, Worship Choir Christmas Musical Presentation Changed by a Baby Boy, 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 352-8616182, website is www.ccomc.org.Friendship Baptist ChurchServices at Friendship Baptist Church on Dec. 9 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 seasonal Bible message. Mrs. Linda Brown will lead the choir and special musical numbers in worship and praise. At the evening service at 6 p.m., Evangelist Jimmy Davis will bring the message. On Wednesday, the midweek Bible study and Teen Impact will meet at 7 p.m. On Friday, Dec. 14 the Sunday School and Choir Christmas party will be at Nina Covans home at 5:30. Dec 17 the Ladies Bible Study will be at Linda Browns home 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.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 352-8736779 or 352-237-2309.Countryside PresbyterianCountryside Presbyterian Church will introduce 10 new members at its worship service celebrating the Second Sunday in Advent on Dec. 9 at 10:30 a.m. The church is at 7768 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. A candlelight, carol and communion service will take place on Christmas Eve, Monday, Dec. 24 at 4:30 p.m. at Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. For further information, please call 352-237-4633.First United MethodistOn Christmas Eve, First United Methodist Church of Ocala will offer three services: two traditional services at 4 and 7 p.m. in the sanctuary with harp, organ, Kids Choir, Chancel Choir, and Instrumental Ensemble and a contemporary service at 5:30 with Praise Band and Kids Choir in the Family Life Center. All three services will include child care in the nursery and candlelight and communion. The youth will present a live nativity in the courtyard 15 minutes before the 7 p.m. service. Everyone is cordially invited! First United Methodist Church is at 1126 East Silver Springs Blvd. (State Road 40) diagonally across the boulevard from the old Ritz Hotel. For further information: 352-622-3244 or www.fumcocala.org or wayne@fumcocala.org. St. Jude CatholicCreole Masses for the Haitians in our community are celebrated every second and fourth Sunday of the month at 5 p.m. The next dates are Dec. 9 and Dec. 23. The St. Jude venue for used items, Anthonys Attic, will not be open or accepting donations during the month of December. Fr. Miguel Gonzalez, from St. John Vianney parish in Orlando, will be presenting our Advent Mission this year. Sessions will be in both English and Spanish. The Spanish will follow the 12:30 p.m. Mass on Dec. 9 while the English will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 22. A special celebration, Retablo, will be held following the 12:30 Mass on Sunday, Dec. 23. The Spanish Posada celebration will take place every evening at 6:30 Dec. 15 through Dec. 23. A Mass will be celebrated only on Dec. 15 and Dec. 23. Christmas Masses start on Dec. 24 with the Childrens Mass at 5 p.m. At 9:30 p.m., the choirs will present a Christmas music program. Following this, Mass will be celebrated at 10 p.m. On Christmas day there are two Masses. The first is at 9 a.m. in English and at 11 a.m. a Mass in Spanish will be celebrated. A Happy and Blessed Christmas is wished for all. RELIGIONCONTINUED FROM PAGE 13 ETHANOLCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 BY LAUREN WEBBER The holiday season has arrived! For some of us, this is the most wonderful time of the year. For the rest of us, visions of credit card debt and to-do lists dance in our heads. In order to prevent a stressful holiday season, follow these five simple guidelines: Plan ahead: The holidays are the same time of the year, every yearso theres no reason to treat the season as an unexpected burden or expense. If you are celebrating with others, determine early-on who will play host this year. Communicate as much as possible to avoid last-minute arrangements. Create a realistic budget for gifts, entertaining and travel But remember, a budget is only helpful if you can stick to it! Shop early: Take advantage of annual discount shopping days, and consider seasonal specials. Not only is winter the best time to score steep discounts on exercise equipment and televisions, but you can also purchase off-season merchandise, such as summer apparel and garden accessories, at a fraction of the usual cost. Use the Internet to help you shop around for your wish list items. Websites like PriceGrabber.com, Nextag.com, Bizrate.com and Pricewatch.com allow you to compare prices from several different retailers and link to the price that best suits your budget. Get creative: Nothing says I care like a gift from the heart. Taking the time to decide what your recipient would appreciate, followed by crafting the gift means you put a lot of thought into making your loved one feel special. Theres a catch, thoughgift-making takes time, so dont spend too long browsing homemade gift ideas on Pinterest.com! Travel stress-free: If youre traveling this season, understand your airlines limitations and rules for checked and carry-on baggage. Prepare for your trip by checking the weather in your destination and packing accordingly. Be smart about traveling locally, too. In a crowded parking lot, make sure you drive slowly, triple check for pedestrians and other cars, and park strategically. Enjoy yourself: All of your hard work and effort for the holiday season will simply not matter if you do not have a good time. Enjoy yourself, your friends and family. Squeeze some exercise into your busy schedule if time permitsthis will provide you with a stress relief and an endorphin boost. And if the stuffing hits the fan, just breathe. Lauren Webber is an AARP communications intern. The AARPs stress-free guide to the holidays Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com 352-622-3937 museumeyecare@live.com Dr. James A. 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Southwest ChristianA series of sermons on The People at the Manger by Interim Minister Peter Bunch continues Sunday mornings at 10:30 through the Christmas season. The series follows a 9:30 Sunday school program for all ages. On Dec. 16 church members will present a Christmas musical, There is Peace in the World Tonight. The program begin at 6 p.m. with light refreshment following. The public is invited. A candlelight Christmas Eve service is set for Dec. 24 at 6 p.m. All women of the area are invited to attend a Christmas Womens Fellowship on Tuesday, Dec. 19 at 10:45 a.m. It will be followed by a Beth Moore Bible Study. Participants are asked to bring a sack lunch. The churchs seniors ministry, the Golden Servants will meet on Friday, Jan 25 at 6 p.m. The public is invited to the carry-in dinner and a showing of a video by humorist Jeanne Robertson. Southwest Christian Church is at 9045 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. For more information call 352-2366023.Church of the AdventThe young people of Advent are planning a Christmas Pageant on Dec. 24 at 5 p.m. in conjunction with the Family Christmas Eve Mass. The pageant, A Child of Might is based on those presented in Ole England by Guild Members who stood on the street in front of the Anglican church during Advent and acted out the story of Jesuss birth to those passing on the street. Rehearsals are full swing and the production is the result of many hands and hearts. It promises to be memorable. All are welcome to attend. Church of the Advent is located on County Road 484, about one mile west of State Road 200 just across from the fire station. For further information contact the church at 352465-7272.Joy Lutheran ChurchAdvent began 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 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 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. 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. 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.Congregation Beth IsraelCongregation Beth Israel of Ocala will hold a Chanukah party on Sunday, Dec. 9, at 4:30 p.m. at the Collins Center, 9401 Highway 200, Building 300 in Ocala. The event will celebrate the Festival of Lights with the traditional lighting of the Chanukah candles, piano entertainment by Sally SmithAdams, former player in the Catskills and a festive meal catered by Too Jays featuring roast brisket of beef and potato latkes, (pancakes) vegetable and an array of desserts. The cost is $18. Please RSVP to Estelle (352-861-2542) to make a reservation. Congregation Beth Israel is the only Reconstructionist Jewish community in the 200 corridor and welcomes all to come and experience the joy and warmth of thisFriday, December 7, 2012 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 20~ Friday, December 7, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Attend the worship service of your choice... Religion PLEASESEERELIGION, PAGE14 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 9524 S.W 105th St., Ocala 237-2640 S unday Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship 10:45 a.m. Evening Worship 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study 7p.m. Y outh Alive 7p.m. Randall Br own Pastor Friendship B aptist Church A Place of New Spiritual Beginnings 000BZHQ 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 103 rd St Pi ne R un 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 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 1 1251 S.W Highway 484 (1.3 Miles W e st of State Road 200) 352-465-7272 Sunday 8:00 A.M. Holy Eucharist 10:00 A.M. Holy Eucharist T uesday 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 ues. 6:30pm Cub Scout Pack 508 2nd Sat 8am Fellowship Breakfast at IHOP Episcopal Episcopal Church Church of the Advent of the Advent 000CNOY adventepiscopal.net Phone (352) 861-9080 Sunday Services 10:30 a.m. 6:00 p.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Monday Morning Christians JOIN US IN WORSHIP 9045 SW 60th A ve. 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Dunkin Donuts, Americas favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, has partnered with Autism Speaks, the world s leading autism science and advocacy organization, to collect donations through Dec. 16 just in time for the holidays. Participating Dunkin Donuts restaurants in Florida include Alachua, Brevard Collier, Lee, Marion, Seminole and Volusia counties. During the twoweek promotion, a portion of the proceeds will also benefit the Southeast chapter of the Dunkin Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation (DDBRCF). The mission of The DDBRCF is to serve our neighborhoods by supporting initiatives that address hunger, safety and childrens health. Autism is the nations fastest-growing serious developmental disability. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 1 in 88 children are born with an autism-spectrum disorder. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by communication difficulties, social and behavioral challenges, as well as repetitive behaviors. Boys are four times more likely than girls to have autism and with no cure or detection, autism receives less than 5 percent of the research funding of many less prevalent childhood diseases. Autism Speaks is thrilled to be partnering with Dunkin Donuts, said Tracy Wilbanks, Southeast regional director for Autism Speaks. We are truly grateful for their leadership and impact this campaign will have on the local community. During the campaign, $1 donations will be collected to support Autism Speaks and The DDBRCF at all participating locations. For each donation, guests will receive a Community Cup to sign and display in the restaurant. Fifty percent of the proceeds will be donated to help fund critical autism research, family services and advocate for the needs of individuals with autism and their families in local communities. The remaining fifty percent will be donated to The DDBRCF and will be designated for grants to local charities in the Southeast that focus on hunger relief, safety and childrens health. Its amazing to realize that Dunkin Donuts can truly make a difference in our local communities, especially knowing that a $1 donation will provide five and a half meals to our neighbors through Feeding South Florida, said George McAllan, Florida field operations director for Dunkin Donuts. Through The Dunkin Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation (DDBRCF), we are committed to giving back to the communities where we live and work, and look forward to further supporting local charities in the Southeast that focus on hunger relief, safety and childrens health. Friday, December 7, 2012 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com 12~ Friday, December 7, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Tickets for the Oak Run Ballroom Dance Clubs holiday dinner-dance are still available. All Oak Run residents are invited to this festivity. Tickets will be sold at the Palm Grove Club on Dec. 9 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets for club members are $16, and for guests the price is $19. Please pay by check only. The dinner-dance will be held on Dec. 16 the Palm Grove Club. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m. followed by dancing until 9:30 p.m. Music will be provided by the popular DJ team of Gail Keicher-Todaro and Alan Anscombe. Royal Oaks Golf Club will serve a delicious meal of roast beef with potatoes and turkey with dressing. Salad, green beans, rolls, orange cake, and coffee or tea complete the menu. For more information call Naomi at 352-2917507. New Years Eve DanceNew Years Eve is fast approaching. Ambassadors Some Enchanted Evening Dance featuring music by Diane & Mitch is scheduled for that date from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Check your December Oak Run Newsletter and future Oak Run columns in the Citizen for ticket sale dates.TroubadoursWe have a song in our heart and are ready to practice for our annual spring concert which will be held again in April. We have some beautiful songs this year and you will be pleasantly surprised at the variety, some new arrangements and some from times past, but your evening will be heartwarming and magical. Remember our practice will begin right after New Years on Thursday, Jan. 3, from 1 to 3 p.m. in Palm Grove Be there by 12:45 p.m. to pick up your music. We are still interested in sopranos and altos and it is not too late to call Dr. Mary Beth Lake if you are interested. Oak Run Travel We still have tickets available for the following shows: Trip 9, Hooray for Hollywood on Feb. 12 at the Peabody Auditorium in Daytona Beach. Call John and Marion Mowen for tickets. Trip 10, The Vienna Boys Choir on Feb. 13 at the Phillips Center in Gainesville. Call Ed and Emma Barry for tickets. Trip 11, The Buddy Holly Story on Feb. 17 at the Ice House Theatre in Mount Dora. Call Dick and Elsa Berbig for tickets. Remember to call our trip hosts for information and tickets on any of our trips. Bob and Cindy Kocher still have a few cabins available on their September 2013 cruise to Rome, Venice and the Greek Islands. Call them for information or a brochure. So Youve Finished Writing Your Book. Now What? Oak Run resident Mary Ellen Barchi will be giving a class on Dec. 10 for Master the Possibilities at On Top Of The World. So Youve Finished Your BookThe Agent Query Process And What To Do In The Meantime, is an introduction to the next step toward traditional publishing through representation by a literary agent. Hopefully, this beginners course will give attendees the basic tools needed to start the agent query process or at least prepare them for what lies ahead when theyre ready. Register at: www.masterthepossibilities.com. Bocce OpeningsIf youre new in Oak Run, a snowbird, or a winter renter, youre eligible to join our bocce team. We have openings on the 9 a.m. team on Tuesday. No experience needed. Call Pat Kreideweis at 3522911456, if interested.Royal Oaks Lady NinersOn Tuesday, Nov. 27 we played Low Net in Flights. It was a beautiful autumn day and it was so nice to see our snowbird members back from spending their summer up north. The winners were: First Flight 1st Place, Jan Tennant, 2nd Place, Elsa Berbig, 3rd Place, Joanne Ellis; Second Flight 1st Place, Lynn Houghton, 2nd Place, Janet Tully, 3rd Place tie, BJ Lassiter and Judy Klein; Third Flight 1st Place, Rhonda Leblanc, 2nd Place, Mary Kay Frandsen, 3rd Place, Barb Scozzafava. Joan OBrien was closest to the pin on hole #6.Royal Oaks Ladies GolfOn Nov. 29 we played low net and in Flight A Elsa Berbig was 1st., BJ Lassiter 2nd., Sally Crass 3rd. In Flight B 1st. was Ray Stover, 2nd. Ilene Simnowitz, 3rd. Eleanor Cerlenko. Closest to pin #3 was BJ Lassiter. Dont forget your payment for the yearly dues. Royal Oaks Mens Golf Nov. 30 was another beautiful day in sunny Florida, and 43 players turned out for the weekly game, which was three best net. The winners with a score of 197 were Stan Weckstein, Vince Connolly, Tom Ducz, and Joe Paller. Second with a 199 were Dick Blackburn, John Terry, Old Tom Morris, and Clint Johnson. Third with a 201 were Dale Wurzburger, Ken Frandsen, Ed Simnowitz, and Dick Spano. Closest to the pin on the par threes were John Terry, Bruce Stover, John Foutty, and Jim Kennedy. Dont forget to get your dues in for 2013 as soon as possible. John Terry, the incoming president, has lined up a great schedule of tournaments that you all will enjoy playing.ORWGAAlthough the weather wasnt very pleasant the morning of Nov. 15, we had a good turnout! The winners in each flight are listed in order of finish. Flight A: June Dickbernd, Sue Marentette, Jennie Buccella. Flight B: Annette Carini, Sue Elie, Donna Huffman. Flight C: Debbie Palmer, Janet Sutphen, Kate Lott. Flight D: Nancy Reichenbacher, Sharon Serivens, Ann Hurr. Closest to the pin: Sue Marentette. Chip-in: Joan Klier The winners of the Nov. 30 low net tournament are listed in order of finish in each flight. Flight A: Karen Schuelke, Joan Klier, Connie Bingham. Flight B: Jennie Buccella, Marlena Yaich, June Dickbernd. Flight C: Nancy Reichenbacher, Norma Rombach, Terri Feeley. Flight D: Sharon Scrivens, Ann Hurr, Mary Golab. Closest to the pin: Gail Barclay. Chip-ins: Connie Bingham, Mary Golab, Joan Klier, Ruby Shepard. Ballroom Dance Clubs holiday dinner-dance tickets available OAK RUN C WCarol AnnWheeler Dunkin Donuts raising funds to fight autism Read the classifieds Superintendent George Tomyn has named new principals at two elementary schools thanks to the departure of another principal and resulting domino effect. Ryan Bennett is the new principal at Shady Hill Elementary in Southeast Marion County. Bennett replaces Donna Cress, who left public education for the private sector. Bennett joined the district in 1998 as a special needs teacher at Romeo Elementary then transferred in 2006 to Maplewood Elementary as assistant principal. Stacy Houston replaces Bennett as principal at Anthony Elementary in Northeast Marion County. She joined the district in 1997 as a first-grade teacher at Belleview Elementary, where she was also a reading coach. Schools get new leaders Latkes, presents, dreidles, jelly donuts. But what would Chanukah be without the menorah? A lot has to do with history, symbolism and a miracle. Back in the days when the Israelites were wanderers in the wilderness on the way to the Promised Land, God commanded Bezalel to design a candelabrum or lampstand (Ex.25: 31) to be placed in the Tabernacle (the Israelites portable sanctuary) to serve as a visible symbol of Gods presence. Later in history when the Israelites reached the Promised Land and established Jerusalem for their capital and holy city, the menorah proudly stood in the First Temple. It was made of pure gold with seven branches or arms and ten such items were found in the Temple. Each night the Priests would fill the cups, located at the ends of the arms, with specially prepared fine, beaten olive oil. In the morning, they would trim the wicks and add fresh oil, thus producing an eternal light, that is one that would never be extinguished. This practice continued into the days of the Second Temple when one menorah graced the Temple along with a few copies. It was one of those copies that was taken by the Romans with the conquest of Judea and is depicted on the Arch of Titus in Rome. It was at this point in history, that the menorah disappeared with theories ranging from priests hiding the precious object beneath the Temple Mount to Crusaders bringing it to Byzantium. While the actual menorah may be lost in history, its symbolism is kept alive today in the joyous festival of Chanukah. According to legend, after the Maccabees made their triumphal entry into Jerusalem after defeating the Syrian Greeks in 165 B.C.E, they needed to rededicate the Holy Temple, which had been defiled with pagan sacrifice. As the story goes, the soldiers found only one small cruse of ritually pure oil in which to kindle the menorah, the Eternal Light of Israels faith. When the menorah was kindled, it miraculously burned for eight days until more pure olive oil could be procured. While this makes for a beautiful story, historically it most likely never happened in quite this manner. Most historians believe that the small reference to the Chanukah miracle as found in the Talmud was added by the rabbis who did not want to glorify a military victory, even though it saved Judaism from extinction. The most likely explanation for the eight-day celebration of Chanukah came from the fact that because of the fighting for religious freedom, the Jewish soldiers had been unable to observe the eight-day harvest festival of Sukkot. By making Chanukah an eight-day feast, they could also make up for time lost and keep Sukkot in spirit. Today, the candleholders we use for the Chanukah festival are called chanukiyot (singular, chanukiyah) Unlike the original menorah, this candleholder has eight cup holders plus another one slightly above the others for the shammas or servant candle. This is a special ritual so that the lights of the chanukiyah are not diminished or used for illumination but rather to publish the miracle, i.e. to promote the symbolism of the holiday of religious freedom and the light of goodness and peace. And as the candles are added each evening, the beautiful candles of the chanukiyah fills each Jewish home with its special, holy glow. There are those that maintain that the menorah is a symbol of Israels mission to be a light unto the nations. (Isaiah 42:6) This mission was not to be obtained by force but by setting a moral and ethical example to the world. This vision is highlighted in a vision by the prophet Zechariah 4:1-6. In this prophecy, Zechariah sees a vision of the menorah and God tells him: Not by might, nor by power but by My spirit. It is the very passage read in synagogues today during the Sabbath of Chanukah. Every Jewish home has at least one chanukiyah. They may be of silver, brass, ceramic, clay or other materials. They may be heirlooms, recent acquisitions or those received as gifts. Themes can be traditional, modern or even whimsical as the special Mickey Mouse and Friends one recently gifted to me by friends. To be kosher, they all must have eight cup holders and one extra for the shammas. For those of you that like things big, check out the huge chanukiyah erected each year in the southeast corner of Central Park in New York City. On each of the nights of Chanukah, a cherry picker lights each of the candles in this 32 feet high, 4,000-pound chanukiyah. May the light and warmth of the Chanukah lights fill every home with peace and love. Happy Chanukah.(Chanukah begins on Dec. 8, 2012 at sundown) The Menorah and the Holiday of Chanukah JUDIS JOURNAL J SJudi Siegal 000DELC 000DFO0 W i s d o Family Medicine Wisdo is Welcoming NEW PATIENTS! (352) 622-9007 Call Today For Appointment Providing Comprehensive Healthcare For The Entire Family Monday Friday 8 A M 5 P M Christine A. 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July parade, for Petes sake! In February, nobody calls it a holiday banquet. It is a Valentines banquet. Just so everybody knows, nobody will catch me singing a holiday carol. I suppose with all the holidays in this country throughout the year it would be simpler just to call everything a holiday. That would simplify things and help those who cannot keep up with the calendar. I am all for that. It seems the only squabbling that goes on is during the month of December. Actually, the squabbling begins before our turkey dinner has finished digesting. Maybe some people get too much turkey in their system and it clouds their thinking. All they have to do is squabble about something and so the only thing in front of them is the Christmas season. I get that. What I do not get is the level of anger directed in this direction. It would seem that the Christmas season offers a huge threat to our society. We cannot call our Christmas tree a Christmas tree; it has to be called a holiday tree. Everybody knows, the word Christmas tree is some kind of code inviting disaster on our society. I have never heard anybody define or describe what that disaster would look like. What amazes me is simply that this is a huge issue in some peoples minds. Nothing is more dangerous to society than this. The word Christmas carries with it more danger to our society than the ominous financial cliff we are facing, the threat of terrorism in our own country and Lindsay Lohan at 4 a.m. What is more confusing to me is that these people who are trying to protect our society from anything religious wants to substitute the word holiday for the word Christmas. It just shows the level of education in our country has not kept up with the times. I know it has been a long time since I have been in school, but I do know that certain words have certain definitions. Do the people who object to anything religious understand that the word holiday comes from the phrase holy day? I am not a PhD but I do know that the phrase holy day has religious roots. So, I am really confused along this line. On the one hand, we are not to use the word Christmas because of its religious connotations. At the same time, we are supposed to use the word holiday which in every dictionary in the land means holy day. I could be corrected along this line, but in my thinking the phrase, holy day has some very distinct religious roots. When I hear somebody complaining along this line, and they do it so vehemently, I have a question as to their sanity. It does not make sense to me. Christmas is a holy day but we are not allowed to think of it as a holy day just use the term holiday. Now I am really confused. Is it a holiday or a holy day? Is it sacred or is it secular? What holiday does a holiday tree really celebrate? I like what the apostle Paul wrote, Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the Sabbath days (Colossians 2:16 KJV). I will not allow any mans objections affect my celebration of the Christmas season. To quote from a great secular classic, God bless us, everyone.Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, Ocala.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. Friday, December 7, 2012 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 22~ Friday, December 7, 2012 www.smcitizen.com PASTORCONTINUED FROM PAGE 10 Moose Lodge activitiesDec. 7, Friday, Fish or Shrimp 5 to 7 p.m. David Baldwin Karaoke 6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 8, Saturday, Lasagna Dinner 5 to 7 p.m, Timeless Motion Entertainment 6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 9. Sunday, Bar Bingo 4 to 6 p.m., Football in the Social Quarters. Dec. 10, Monday, Moose Legion meeting 6 p.m., LOOM meeting 7 p.m. Coney Dogs all day. Dec. 11, Tuesday, Dart League at 5:45. Newcomers welcome. Moose Legion meat loaf dinner 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 12, Wednesday, officers meeting 6:30 p.m. Dec. 13, Thursday, Janice Neals International Greek Stew and Salad Dinner 5 to 7 p.m. Cards 1 p.m. Shuffleboard, 7 p.m. Dec. 14, Friday, Fish or Shrimp 5 to 7 p.m. Randy Stanley Karaoke 6 to 10 p.m. West Marion Moose Lodge 2356, open for members and qualified guests, is at 10411 S.W. 110th St., one mile north of State Road 200 across from Oak Run entrance. Phone 352-854-2200. Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com Arecent NPR broadcast stated that our institutes of higher learning are graduating more lawyers than can find legal positions. That explains why there have been so many of them occupying Pun Alley pleading their cases. Today, we just have to let them have a hearing.A dripDiscovering a leak in the bathroom, the lawyers secretary called the plumber, who fixed it in a matter of minutes. The bill, however, was so substantial that the lawyer called to complain. You werent here for more than ten minutes, he said, and I dont charge that much for an hour. I know, responded the plumber sympathetically. I didnt either, when I was a lawyer.RoastedA dog ran into a butcher shop and grabbed a roast off the counter. The butcher recognized the dog as belonging to a neighbor, who happened to be a lawyer. Incensed by the theft, the butcher called up his neighbor and said, If your dog stole a roast from my butcher shop, would you be liable for the cost of the meat? Of course. How much was the roast? $13.98. A few days later, the butcher received a check in the mail for $13.98. Attached to it was an invoice that said, Legal Consultation Service: $250.Fair?Taking his seat in chambers, the judge faced the opposing lawyers. I have been presented by both of you with a bribe, the judge began. Both lawyers squirmed uncomfortably. You, Attorney Leoni, gave me $15,000. And you, Attorney Campos, gave me $10,000. The judge handed a check to Leoni. Now, then, Im returning $5,000, and we are going to decide this case solely on its merits.BriefsThe out-of-work lawyer took his own clothes to a Laundromat in a brief case. Two very rich people got divorced, and their lawyers lived happily ever after. We have 35 million laws to enforce the Ten Commandments. This lawyer helped a woman lose a hundred eighty pounds of fat. He got her a divorce. A bartender tried to give his lawyer a retainer of some whiskey. The lawyer counted the bottles and said, Theres only seven bottles. I cant make a case out of that.True storiesKetchum and Cheathum was a well-known New York law firm in 1880. The firms name was later changed to I. Ketchum and U. Cheatham. The lawyers were Israel Ketchum and Uriah Cheatham. Abel Crook was once a prominent Manhattan lawyer. Go for broke!Although the evidence is against me, said the man charged with a crime, Ive got $50,000 in cash to fight the case with. Youll never go to prison with that kind of money, the lawyer assured him. And he didnt, before he entered prison the lawyer had the $50,000.Dead?It was one of the most gruesome cases ever to come before the court in the small town, and if found guilty, the defendant would spend the rest of his life behind bars. The case had not been proceeding well for the defense because the circumstantial evidence was quite compelling. The only chance the lawyer had was to cast some doubt in the minds of the jurors. His only hope was to attack the testimony of the medical examiner. Lawyer: And prior to declaring the victim dead, did you check his pulse? Doctor: no. Lawyer: Did you perform CPR? Doctor: no. Lawyer: Did you do anything to determine if the victim was still alive prior to declaring him dead? Doctor: no. Lawyer: Then, Doctor, isnt it possible that prior to your declaring the victim dead that, in fact he may have been alive, and that it was your negligence that caused the death? Doctor: Aside from the fact that his brain was in a jar, I suppose he could have been out somewhere practicing law.Heaven can waitA lawyer arrived at the pearly gates and St. Peter said, Normally, we dont let you people in here, but youre in luck. We have a special this week. You go to hell for the length of time you were alive, then you get to come back to heaven for eternity. The lawyer replied, Ill take the deal. St. Peter said, OK, that will be 212 years in hell. The lawyer said, What are you talking about? Im 65 years old. St. Peter said, Up here we go by billing hours. 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sires, thus losing sight of the needs of others. A person who tries to get through life by looking out for himself or herself first is invariably frustrated. Often this person views life as a competition to determine who can accumulate more. On the other hand, those who are concerned for the well being of others are happier, more content, and more satisfied. By giving without expecting, they in turn receive the things they need. Giving is a simple concept that works every time it is applied. There will be people who don't appreciate what you do, but it doesn't matter. You are giving without anticipating anything in return. Besides, there will be many more who are thankful for your efforts. If you don't treat others well, buying a gift won't compensate for your behavior. The recipient might like what you give them but it won't make up for your actions. You can't bribe someone to forgive the way you treat them with a present. The best gift you can receive is the joy of making someone else happy. Being unselfish is a wonderful way to live. When you give with no ulterior motives, your actions are seen as genuine. Should you expect something in return, your behavior is always suspect. We all know people who do nice things only when they want something in return. Make giving a daily routine. Don't start and end with the holiday season. Every day is a good day to do something nice. When people feel good due to your actions, you can't help but feel happy yourself. And that is priceless. The most significant action you can take is having a positive impact on the lives of others. !Bryan is the author of "Dare to Live Without Limits." Visit www.DareToLiveWithoutLimits.com or your bookstore. Bryan is a self-development expert, syndicated columnist, and professor. E-mail Bryan at bryan@columnist.com. Friday, December 7, 2012 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com 10~ Friday, December 7, 2012 www.smcitizen.com GOLDENCONTINUED FROM PAGE 9 Iwill confess right up front to a certain degree of confusion. The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage will corroborate this confession. So many things confuse me; I am not sure where to begin, and once I begin, where in the world will it stop? I have been married for over 41 years but I must confess, not to the same woman. Oh yes, it is the same woman with the same name but it is not the same woman I married 41 years ago. Where is that young woman I married? When first married, I thought I knew everything there was to know about women and wives in particular. I do not know if it is the ensuing years but I am rather confused about this whole matter of being married. I suppose that is the mystery of romance. If you ever figure it out it loses its charm. Romance without charm is just an old man and an old woman who have lived together for 41 years. That is just one area of confusion. I harbor no aspiration of unconfusing my level of confusion in that area. There are other areas I could work on that might be a little more productive in this regard. An area particularly that has me greatly confused is the Christmas season with all the Christmas decorations including the ominous Christmas tree. Oh, how I love that old Christmas tree and decorating it and celebrating the whole Christmas spirit. What has been confusing me for the last several years is this uncertainty about the season. Some people do not want to call it the Christmas season; rather they refer to it as the holiday season. What I want to know is, what holiday are we celebrating in December? I know the holiday we celebrate in November, and the other holidays sprinkled throughout the year. In July, for example, nobody calls it a holiday parade. It is the Fourth of What does a holiday tree celebrate? OUT TO PASTOR J SRev. James L. 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BY BRYAN GOLDEN Among other things, the holidays are a time of giving and receiving gifts. The question most often asked of people is, "what did you get?" Much less frequently asked is, "what did you give?" Invariably, the inquiries concern material gifts. Purchasing a gift can certainly be thoughtful and a wonderful gesture, especially when it's backed up by your actions. However, the most valuable presents are those that aren't sold in stores. When you give your love, your time, help someone in need, aid another in solving a problem or overcoming an obstacle, you give something priceless. The true spirit of the holidays is giving. When you give, you receive. You can get anything in life you want by helping enough others get what they want. But only if you give without expecting anything in return. The impact of giving isn't limited to just the holiday season, it's something that has value all year. The power of giving is often underestimated. When you give unconditionally, you don't just impact the recipient; you start a chain reaction. By brightening the life of one person you also affect all those who they then touch. No gesture of giving or kindness is too small. Holding the door open at a store, helping someone carry groceries to their car, letting another car in front of you, saying please and thank you, and saying hello to a stranger you pass on the sidewalk, are some of the many things you can do daily. For family and friends, your time is one of the most precious gifts you can offer. Are you there for others when they need you? Do you offer a hand without being asked? Do you help out when asked? Too often, people get caught up in their own de-Friday, December 7, 2012 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 24~ Friday, December 7, 2012 www.smcitizen.com the talents of future professional players. And last but not least is the baseball team for which the stadium was built, the Tampa Bay Rays, whose schedule would determine the availability for other sporting events. I feel that if a baseball team can pay a single ball player one hundred million dollars for a multi year contract they could come up with ideas to make this stadium a worthwhile and profitable business for all. I have attended games at this beautiful stadium and with a few minor changes it could be a wonderful destination for sporting events for many years to come. There are many successful stadiums around the country that may be in the middle of a city with little or no parking, other stadiums outside the city where everyone has to be bused or drive across town to attend or on college campuses where there is no parking but contract busing handles the problem. Instead of being in a panic mode, let;s use this great facility to our advantage and enjoy what we already have. Jerry Segovis Ocala LETTERSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com Christmas Is...BY MARILYN MARINELLI Christmas is within your heart every time you give someone a gift of love, a token of grace, a smile or touch of kindness. How many times within this past year have you given a gift of love? How many open packages were left within anothers heart by your actions, or giving of some kind or another? Christmas can be shared each and every day of your life, if you let Jesus live in you. It doesnt matter how much money you have, or how many gifts you can shower on your family and friends. Its the times that you share a kind word, or giving something of yourself when the need is really great in someone elses life. God gave His only Son that we may have eternal life that each one who gives their life to Jesus may be saved. Saved from what? The oppression, the fears, hurts and tears that come to all of us. How have you allowed the love of God to help others this past year? What gifts have you given? Can we truly say this Christmas, I cant think of anything I truly need, for God has blessed me with His kindness, grace, mercy, and forgiveness. And what about the many needs that He has met in my life? They are too many to count. Yes, so many blessings that cant be bought in a store. Things money just cant buy. And yes, what about the groceries He provided when I needed them so badly, or the clothes for my children when they were in such need? I pray that this Christmas we can all realize that many blessings God has provided. With a thankful heart and joy, we can spread the love of God to every creature when we know that our needs are met of God. Then we are able to share with others the very things God has provided to us. This time of the year can be very hard on people. There are many circumstances that loom in the heart that can suppress the joy of the Lord. I believe that God wants us to know that we are loved. Every Christmas I am asked by my family members, What do you want for Christmas? Every year I tell them, I dont know. Its really hard for me to tell them what I want because each year I find myself being thankful for the things I received all through the year. By the time Christmas comes around, I feel truly blessed as I reflect on the needs God has provided for. You may think I am a rich lady, but thats far from the truth of the natural eye. God told me many years ago to act like a rich ladyand when I did, God provided for me, as I walked along with Him. Now you may say, I bet youre doing pretty well, I bet if I came to your house, I would see all the best. I have to tell you, it would be far from the truth. What I have is good enough and sometimes I just feel like, what more could I want? Yes, more expensive things are nice, but it doesnt heal the hurts inside. The bigger house or nicer car is great, but the lifting of oppression and dispelling of lies are greater. The special times with family and friends are more precious than all the money in the world. Now dont get me wrong. I still look for those gifts that I can unwrap on Christmas Day. The joy and excitement are still there. When all the gifts are unwrapped and the frenzy of the time subsides, I am truly grateful for what God has done for me over the past year. I am thankful for my husband, my puppy dogs and cat. I am thankful for the times I spend thankful that Gods love reaches out to others through me. Truly these things are worth more than money can buy and more lasting. I can take these gifts anywhere and find within each gift, a gift that keeps on giving. God bless you this Christmas, and remember that love comes from God and the love of God is always the greatest gift you can give to someone else.Marilyn Marinelli is founder of Have A Heart For Companion Animals, Inc. (www.haveaheart.us) and co-founder of the Fellowship of Christian Poets (www.christianpoets.com). GUEST COMMENTARIES Heres looking at the true holiday spirit PLEASESEEGOLDEN, PAGE10 BY ELOISE JURGENS ejh2025@gmail.comSports and upcoming club events constitute this weeks OTOW Happenings.Softball League Our softball season has been well under way since October, and the teams are beginning to get used to each other. There have been some great games and some not so great, but you can feel the excitement amongst the players as they cheer on their teams. Coaches are repositioning players and redoing lineups in hopes of getting the best out of the players. You can see the team members as they walk into the dugout and head to the posted standings, to see their won and loss record. They closely watch how the first place team is doing, hoping they will lose so that they can move up in the standings. The last game in November was a good example of how the teams are so attentive to watching some of the games. The first game of the day was between the first place team, Tee Pee Tire, and the fourth place team WiseWay Auto. WiseWay won the game and knocked the Tee Pee Tire team out of first place. You can see the excitement in the Dr. Dunn team players as they have now moved into first place ahead of Tee Pee Tire. They began to huddle together and talk amongst themselves, talking about their upcoming game. Our second game was between the third place team, Overholser Eye (our new sponsor) and the last place team, Great Clips. Overholser Eye now has their shot at moving up a notch, in the standing, if they can defeat Great Clips. Great Clips, however, won the game, keeping Overholser in third place. In our final game of the day, there was much more excitement within the Dr. Dunn team as they were playing the lowly Cebert Wealth team. and they have thus far beaten them in every game they have played. This was the chance they were waiting for; a win would put them in a stand-alone first place. The Cebert Wealth team put their best foot forward and stood toe to toe with the Dr. Dunn team. Then it happen, the Cebert Wealth team finally beat the Dr. Dunn team and dashed them from their hopes of taking over first place. As the Dr. Dunn team walked away dejected, you could almost hear them mumbling amongst themselves with the hopes of winning the spot the next time they play. There are plenty more games to play so there will be changes in the standings, but for now, its a hoorah for the last place teams. 4-Tee Pee Tire-Tom 7-4 1-Dr. Dunn-Kenny 7-4 6-Overholser-Roger 6-5 3-Wiseway-Jimmy 5-6 5-Cebert Wealth-Bill 4-6 2-Great Clips-Paul 3-7 Lions ClubChristmas treeThe 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 secure 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! Trashy fashionsAs most of you recall, each year the Lions Club puts on a very popular annual fashion show. Another fashion show is planned, but with a unique twist! The models will be wearing fashions that are made of recyclable materials! The OTOW Lions Club first recycled Trashy fashion show is scheduled for April 12. Club members will not be the models; instead, members of the communitys other clubs (and not just OTOW clubs) and organizations will create and model their own trashy outfits and will be competing against each other for one of three cash prizes: $1,000, $500, and $300. The money will be donated to the charity of the winners choice. Details in regards to what materials may be used in these trashy outfits, submission procedures, etc. should be available to you by mid-December. Does YOUR club or organization have what it takes to win this exciting contest? Look for further information in this newspaper and in the weekly South Marion Citizens column, OTOW Happenings. You may also contact PDG Lion Estelle Clark at pdgestelle@yahoo.com (352-861-7358) or me at ejh2025@gmail.com at any time. Sports, upcoming club events highlight action at OTOW OTOW HAPPENINGS All dinners are open to the public in the dining hall Saturday Breakfast is served from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Donation is $4. The Mens Auxiliary will serve shrimp and wing baskets with coleslaw and fries on Dec. 7 from 4 to 6 p.m. After the Dec. 7 date, dinner will resume in January. The fish fry held on the second and fourth Friday will not be serving until Jan. 11. The VFW Post 4781 Holiday Party will take place on Saturday, Dec.28. The Holiday 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 dinner, the comedy show sponsored by VFW Post 4781 will feature Carol Nelson Krazy Carol, a recording artist from Sarasota. Along with the comedy show, the evenings entertainment will include music and dancing. Tickets for all of the events are $20 per person. There are pre-sale tickets only as no tickets will be sold at the door. Tickets can be purchased in the Canteen daily beginning at noon. There are limited tickets! Bingo is open to the public each Monday and Thursday with early bird specials starting at 1:30. Lunch is available. Members and guests (non-members must be signed in by a VFW Post 4781 member) Monday Night Bar Bingo is played in the Canteen from 6 to 8. Food is available. Join us for Karaoke on Friday, Dec. 7 from 6 to 10 p.m. with Dave Hulburt and on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 7 to 11 p.m. with Mr. October. Canteen Lunches are served Monday through Friday from opening to 3. Fridays feature is Bobs steak and cheese. Hall Rental Rental includes a non-smoking hall with catering and kitchen services available. The reasonable rates vary 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 352873-4781. Upcoming events at VFW Post 4781 000DES6 Leesburg Charity Bingo Bring this ad in for $5 Off Your Pack! Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday Bingo Wednesdays are smoke free! Christmas Party Sunday Dec. 9th FREE Meal FREE Dobber Door Prizes Doors always open at 9:30am. Games at 12:45pm 31710 Progress Rd., Leesburg, FL 352-323-9072 Internal Medicine Associates Of OcalaBoard Certifications in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics000DFLX Sharon Marques M.D. Thomas Mohan ARNP K.N. Reddy M.D. Connie L. Hartley ARNP Herma Baker FNP-BCOFFICE LOCATIONS:4840 S U.S. Hwy. 41, Dunnellon(352) 489-5152 1623 SW 1St Ave., Ocala(352) 732-9844 9401 SW Hwy. 200, Bldg. 500 Ste. 501 & 502, Ocala(352) 854-9991Ask About Weight Loss Programs!! 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Friday, December 7, 2012 ~ 25 www.smcitizen.com When the founding fathers of the United States were considering which form of government would best serve our nation, they rejected a democracy as too dangerous. Benjamin Franklin said: Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Now and then we get to watch the birth of a so-called democracy. The people of an unhappy nation throw out a tyrant and try to vote in a government of good guys. Examples include Iran and Venezuela. The people of those pretender democracies get to vote only for approved candidates and issues. In Iran candidates and issues have to be pre-approved by a guardian council of mullahs. In reality Iran is a theocracy (a nation governed by a religious order). Egypt is the most recent hopeful nation. The Egyptian people ousted Hosni Mubarak, who had served as president for 30 years. After months of riots, Egyptians voted to elect a democratic government they thought. The Muslim Brotherhood said it wouldnt offer a candidate for president, but as a member of the winning party, former Brotherhood leader Mohammed Morsi, emerged as president of the temporary government. In June of 2012, the Egyptian revolution seemed on course to a new and democratic constitution. However, in mid November President Morsi granted himself unlimited powers, until a new constitution is ratified by the people. He said assuming all executive and legislative power was temporary, and meant to protect the revolution. Fearing they had been sold out, and that the constitution writers would impose Sharia law (the moral code of Islam) 200,000 protesters took to the streets, and the courts went on strike. Morsi defended his power grab by saying he was trying to prevent the courts from disbanding the Islamist-controlled assembly which was writing the new constitution. Although the liberal and Christian members walked out, the assembly produced a hurry-up constitution at Morsis request. The Muslim Brotherhood scheduled a 200,000 member outdoor celebration in response to the protesters, who were still camped out and ready to rally again which they did. Protesters want the proposed constitution thrown out, because its undemocratic. The Brotherhood calls the protesters enemies of God and Islam, and are calling on Egyptians to support Islamic law. The United States is a federal republic in which citizens exercise power through elected representatives. We are not a direct democracy in which citizens get to speak on matters of policy, law, and issues. Whats the difference? Many countries which consider themselves democracies celebrate elections and express disagreements by throwing rocks and tear gas, burning automobiles, and hospitalizing citizens. In our republic we celebrate and protest with letters to the editor. Nonetheless, there are people in Washington who believe checks and balance in government are a nuisance, that our federal constitution is obsolete, and that it should be replaced by a European social democracy. Ben Franklin also said: When people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic. www.smcitizen.com 8~ Friday, December 7, 2012 The Kansas City Chiefs and the National Football League got all the attention last week about a problem that all-too-often affects families and friends of people across the country a murdersuicide. In case you missed it, a Chiefs player who many people, including myself, never heard of, shot and killed his girlfriend, then drove to the KC practice facility and, in front of the head coach and other officials, shot himself in the head, dying on the scene. The actions left their 3-monthold daughter orphaned. The dilemma that the team and league faced was this: How do you remember a teammate who died, but who was actually a murderer? The solution that the Chiefs came up with was commendable. They had a moment of silence for all domestic violence victims, including the young woman who was killed, but never mentioned the football player by name. The woeful Chiefs then went out and won the game. There is a lot of hand-wringing across the nation on this one. The liberals are shouting loud and clear about gun control, ignoring the fact that a lot of lawabiding citizens own guns, and they dont kill anyone. Besides, if it had been harder to get a gun legally in Kansas City, is anyone nave enough to think that a rich football player couldnt have found a way to buy one illegally on the streets? Everyone involved seems to say that they didnt see this coming. Friends of the young woman say several of them saw things as going along well between the couple. Still, the night before the shooting, she allegedly stayed out with friends until 1 a.m. at a concert, and he was supposedly partying with another female. Later they got into a fight when they got home. Later that morning the shooting occurred. There is still a lot we dont know about this tragedy, but there are some things we need to keep in mind. Domestic violence cases happen all too often. Not all of them end up with a death, but far too many are swept under the rug so that the victim suffers in silence and loneliness. There needs to be a better support system for the victims, and there needs to be tougher justice for the perpetrators. Murder-suicides affect a lot of people. We should do everything we can to eliminate the situations that can lead to a violent and fatal end. In Kansas City, there may not have been anything that could have been done, since everyone interviewed seems to think that things were OK, although the couple had problems in the past. Meanwhile, we need to make sure that our attention is on the victims, not on the killers even if they happen to be professional athletes. The Chiefs and the NFL did the right thing by not honoring a murderer. Jim Clark is the editor of the South Marion Citizen. PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOSTEDITOR: JIM CLARK Citizen The opinions expressed in South Marion Citizen editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper.Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board.Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns.Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 854-3986.All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via e-mail. Names and communities will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out.We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Not all contributions are printed.Letters longer than 550 words may be regarded as columns and printed on a space-available basis, and writers will be limited to one contribution per month. The deadline is one week prior to each Fridays issue.Send letters to: The South Marion Citizen Editor, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@smcitizen.com. Each year about this time we ponder the attack on Pearl Harbor and its place in American history. Each year about this time we also realize that the number of those alive today who remember Dec. 7, 1941, is dwindling. History stays alive in this area of Florida because of the large concentration of people old enough to remember the Japanese sneak attack. But in other parts of the country, the memories of World War II and its beginning for the United States may not be as vivid. Ask anyone around here what they think of when the word Japanese is mentioned, and many will say Pearl Harbor. But ask young people what they think of, and theyll say either cars or electronics. To many of them, Pearl Harbor is just something in the history books. Thats hard for some veterans to swallow, and yet when you look at the history of the U.S. and all the major events that took place, you realize that events that defined one generation dont necessarily stir up the emotions of others. For many of us, the defining moment that we know will live in history is Sept. 11, 2001, and the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington. Its hard for us to admit that 50 or 60 years from now, that day will just be a story in the history books and a video on whatever device were using then to our great-grandchildren and beyond, much as things such as Remember the Maine and the sinking of the Lusitania are to us. That is why its important, while we still have World War II and Pearl Harbor survivors among us, to remember this date which will live in infamy, and honor those who either were victims of the surprise attack or who were dragged into war because of it. Theres a great movie called Tora! Tora! Tora!, which gives the story of Pearl Harbor from both sides as you follow the Japanese preparations and the U.S. reaction. Of course, like any movie, its probably not 100 percent accurate, but it gives a good case study of the events leading up to the attack and should be in everyones DVD library, if you cant catch it on TV each year. For now, we need to keep alive the memory of Pearl Harbor, even though we know it will fade in future years. If you know a survivor of this attack, send him or her your best wishes and thank them for their service. And then sit back and ponder what this date means in American history. For now, we cant forget. S UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Remembering Pearl Harbor Remember the victim, not the killer Jim Flynn Columnist LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Democracies are often undemocratic Jim Clark Editor READER OPINIONS INVITED Broken promisesOne of the many promises President Obama made when he was elected the first time was he would help our veterans; well it is just one of the promises he didnt keep. We have the wounded warriors, asking for money to take care of our wounded vets because the government isnt. PTSS is rampant and we do not have enough doctors to help with this. We have solders in battle that do not have the supplies or equipment they need to take care of themselves. Instead of cutting the defense budget why dont they have someone to watch over the unnecessary and wasteful spending? This is putting our great country to shame, one other thing this president seems proud to do. Pat Lee OcalaKeep the RaysWhy do the owners of baseball teams who control the use of their stadiums blame the fans for their poor attendance and lack of profits. I feel that if these team and stadium owners would make better use of their property it could be a win-win situation for everyone. The positive side for the owners is that with their domed stadium in sunny Florida (sunburned fans) sometimes rainy (rain soaked fans who stay away from games) where those in attendance can watch their favorite sport in air-conditioned comfort. Rather than complain, lets make better use of this stadium for all of those who live in this area. On weeknights there are many high schools that would love to play their games in a domed stadium and show off their talents. On other days the stadium could host teams from local colleges where they could also show off PLEASESEELETTERS, PAGE9 More than a dozen Cherrywood residents turned out for a class in oil painting on Friday, Nov. 30. It was amazing to see the beautiful works that came from these mostly novice artists Debbie Blackburn, an accomplished artist and teacher, brought her expertise in the Bob Ross technique of oil painting to the eager students. Laughter intermingled with seriousness as the class amazed themselves as well as their fellow students with the quality of the pictures they worked on. For a nominal fee, participants received not only great instruction, but also paints; canvas; and brushes. Debbie donated the cost of the class to Cherrywoods Angel Tree project that assists underprivileged children in our county with Christmas gifts. Another class is being scheduled for January of next year when many of the students plan to sign up again. Keep watching the Cherrywood section of the Citizen for times and dates and take advantage of this great opportunity. As Debbie says, There is an artist in all of us We thank Debbie for her expertise and we congratulate the students on their accomplishments.Trim Our TreeLinda Sitso and her Cherrywood Songbirds gave a stellar performance at the annual Tree Trimming party on Sunday, Dec. 2. More than 100 residents were there to listen to the songs of the season and to join in the fun. Solos by Marjorie Cardoza and Pat McKenna were outstanding. Marjorie sang, God on the Mountain and Pat, our Irish tenor, sang Christmas in Kilarney. Those were just two of the highlights of a concert. The smiling and happy crowd joined in singing such favorites as Santa Claus is coming to Town; White Christmas and a raucous rendition of the Twelve Days of Christmas that brought the house down. At the end of the concert, the Songbirds received a well deserved standing ovation for their fantastic efforts. The Christmas Spirit was spread throughout the audience by this professional and heartfelt performance that culminated with the unanimous singing of We Wish You a Merry Christmas. Refreshments lined three tables for everyone to enjoy and the clubhouse was decorated to the nines. Our Christmas trees look beautiful with the decorations that the residents hung on them. If you havent been through the clubhouse lately, you should stop in and see what a magnificent job Eve Houghtaling and the Activities Team have done. Congratulations and a huge thank you to Linda Sisto; our Songbirds; to Geri who coordinated the program and Eve Houghtaling and all her volunteers who made the evening possible. Well done. End of Time DanceOn the Mayans Calendar, the days run out on Dec. 21, 2012. Some people have speculated that this would be the end of the world. We here at Cherrywood decided that if that is the case; what better way to go out than with a party. So, at 7 p.m. in the clubhouse there is going to be a sock hop dance. Everyone is encouraged to bring drinks; snacks to pass around and to enjoy; a big smile and all your friends and neighbors. With a toast and a smile; a friend near by and dancing, thats the way to go out. Now for those of you who might be a little worried that this prediction has some truth in it, let me point out that; the Mayans didnt predict the coming of the Spaniards nor did they predict their own downfall as a civilization. These are but a couple of the fails the Mayans had in looking into the future. So come on out on Friday the 21st for a great time and if need be, a great farewell. Rich Becotte will supply the music; everyone else supplies the refreshments and the good times. See you there.Shutterbugs Camera ClubDecember 7 is the Shutterbugs meeting in the clubhouse library at 10 a.m. There will be a photo contest with the subject Thanksgiving and a prize for the best photo. The only qualifications for entry into the contest are that the photo be taken by the person entering it and the subject be something to do with the Thanksgiving holiday. Everyone with an interest in photography is welcome to come; just bring your smile and your camera. Well look forward to seeing you on Friday at 10.Bingo A reminder that on Thursdays at 7 p.m., Bingo is played in the clubhouse. Win cash prizes and enjoy the friendly atmosphere as everyone relaxes for an evening of gaming fun. Come a few minutes early so you can buy your cards and find a good seat. Dont be afraid to bring your friends and neighbors as you enjoy and possibly win at this classic game.December TriviaDonna James will be our guest Quizmaster on Wednesday, Dec. 19, for Trivia Night at Cherrywood this month. The topic is naturally, Christmas and she will be flashing questions on the big screen for our teams to try and answer. Trivia starts at 6 p.m. so arrive a little early to be assigned a team if you dont already have one. The teams of three and four people each compete in an attempt to win a small cash prize but mostly for bragging rights. If you dont have a team, youll be assigned to one so everyone has an equal chance. The cost is usually a dollar per person but in honor of Christmas, everyone is asked to bring a snack to pass around instead. Were sure youll find how much you know and dont know about the Christmas holiday on this exciting evening of friendly competition. Bring your refreshments of choice and come out for a brain challenging good time.Gardening Club Winter StyleNorma Farnull, Master Gardener, will be the guest speaker for our Garden Club on Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 11 in the morning. The Garden Club meets on the patio of the clubhouse where there is plenty of comfortable seating. Ms. Farnull will be advising everyone on how to care for their garden in the cold months of winter as well as planning for the spring season. Preserving flowers; shrubs; trees; lawns and plants through Oil Painting Class has a good turnout at Cherrywood CHERRYWOOD ESTATES J EJohn Everlove Sandra Brotherhood putting her ornament on the tree. SEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE26 Perrys Custom Glass & Doors 1-866-726-6125 www.perryscustomglass.com 2780 N. Florida Ave., Hernando, FL (Hernando Plaza) (30 min. from I-75 on SW Hwy. 200) Mon.-Fri. 9-5/Sat. by Appt. Save $ 100 Save $ 125 Save $ 150 HURRY IN SALE ENDS SOON!! Blinds Between The Glass No Rot Door Units Custom Carved Glass Mirror Mate Frames Frameless Shower Doors HOLIDAY PACKAGE DEALS HOLIDAY PACKAGE DEALS HOLIDAY PACKAGE DEALS Glass installed in your EXISTING door in under an hour! $100 OFF . . . . . . . . . . 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the cold winter months is important to all of us who care about the appearance of our homes and enjoy the rewards of making things grow. If you are a person who enjoys working outside with nature, you will love the Garden Club and the opportunities it offers to learn new ideas; share knowledge; and to be with fellow green thumbs. Admission is free to this meeting and it will offer not only a chance for you to learn new techniques and hints, but also give you the opportunity to ask questions of a highly respected and knowledgeable expert.New Years Eve PartyOn New Years Eve, Cherrywood holds its most formal event of the social year. New Years Eve is a special time when we all look back and mark our accomplishments; make plans for the coming year and in general; enjoy being with our Cherrywood family. Tickets are required for this special occasion at a cost of $10 per person. Those tickets include light refreshments; music to dance to; party favors; champagne and in general, a super time. See Geri to make sure you have a place in this gala event. The party begins at 9 p.m. and ends when the New Year is sufficiently welcomed by all. Gather your friends and neighbors; get your tickets; plan to bring your liquid refreshments of choice; dust off your party rags; and then come to the clubhouse for a terrific New Years Eve.Biloxi TripStart your New Year off with a great trip to Biloxi. Enjoy the luxury of the IP Casino for three nights and four days with all of its amenities and the camaraderie your fellow Cherrywood friends. A Deluxe Motor Coach with professional driver will take you to the IP Casino and Spa where you can check into your room and then head out for all the fun and excitement that is Biloxi. Delicious food; gaming fun; entertainment; shopping; all is at your doorstep or finger tips. The IP will provide you with $25 in free slot play as well as $24 in meal coupons so you can start enjoying your stay immediately upon arrival. Also, while youre there, enjoy a trip to the Hard Rock Casino and the Palace Casino where youll get $15 in free slot play at each venue. Enjoy three casinos; three nights; four days of non-stop fun in Biloxi and all for just $159. The trip begins on Sunday, Jan. 13, and reservations are filling up fast so dont miss out. Contact Natalie at 352-854-4561 today to make sure you dont miss out.Cribbage players neededThe Cribbage Club is still looking for more players to enjoy playing this exciting and fun game. If youve never played before, youll find eager instructors to teach you all the fine points of the game and if youre an accomplished player; youll find a challenge with your friendly opponents. Every Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. in the card room of the clubhouse you will find the group ready, willing and eager to play so come out and join them. You can gain a new skill; learn a new past time or hone your skills in the relaxed and friendly atmosphere of the Cribbage Club.Double Deck PinochleEver wanted to learn how to play pinochle? Now you have a chance. Sundays at 6 p.m. the Double Deck Pinochle Club gathers in the clubhouse card room to play there own brand of this exciting game. As with the cribbage players, there are many players who are ready to patiently and expertly teach new comers the ins and outs of the game. Experienced players will find a challenge and all will find a lot of fun. Playing cards is a relaxing way to socialize with your fellow residents and friends so dont miss the chance to take advantage of this opportunity. New or experienced; pinochle is always a great game.Bocce on Friday nightsAbout 6:30 p.m. on Friday nights, people begin to gather at the Bocce courts behind the clubhouse. The atmosphere grows tenser as the 7 oclock hour approaches. Players are practicing; referees are selected; teams are picked and sized up by their competition; crowds gather in the seats to watch the professional quality of playwell, maybe not. A more accurate description would be that a bunch of fun loving people come out with smiles on their faces and a few snacks and beverages to engage in a terrific time. Bocce is an ancient sport that from what Ive seen, no one has been able to master over all these centuries. On Friday nights everyone who wants to play is taught the basics of the game by those who are a little more experienced. Theres no pressure and the atmosphere is one of relaxed leisure. If you have any desire to learn how to play Bocce; if you like to watch your friends and neighbors playing Bocce; or if you just like to hang around with some great people, you should come out. If the weather is bad; cold or rainy, the Bocce players retire to the clubhouse to enjoy their refreshments and conversation. Youll be able to spot them whether theyre at the clubhouse or on the courts; theyll be the people laughing and enjoying each others company.December 7 rememberedOn Dec. 7, 1941, the Pacific Fleet of the U.S. Navy as well as airfields and other military installations in the Hawaiian Islands were suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan. The surprise attack on Hawaii took many lives and plunged the United States into the Second World War. Since that time, every Dec. 7 Americans have taken a moment to reflect on that date; to vow to never be caught by surprise again; and to honor the bravery and memory of those who lost their lives in that attack. The Cherrywood Veterans Club urges all Americans to fly their flag at half staff on this Dec. 7. Let us never forget the sacrifices of the Greatest Generation.Accordion Club changeDue to the Christmas holiday our renowned Accordion Club will be meeting on Dec. 28; a Friday instead of their usual Wednesday evening meeting. These excellent musicians begin at 5:30 p.m. and play until 9. If youve never been before, youre missing something special and if you have; I dont need to tell you what a fun and entertaining time it is. Bring your refreshments and your friends and come to the clubhouse for an evening of beautiful music from a wide variety of talents. The admission is free and the musicians are at every level from beginner to professional. You cant beat the wide variety of songs and styles that they bring. Just for December, Accordion Club is Friday the 28th. Dont forget and come early to get good seats because these artists draw a big crowd.Spotlight on Excellence:Each week I try to bring you a special article about a person or persons of interest or who has made a difference in the life of our community. Because its that special time of year again this Spotlight article is being dedicated to one of our favorite people. Want a hint as to who it is? Well hes a world traveler; hes a journeyman toy maker; hes an excellent bookkeeper and is an expert aviator. In addition, he is an animal lover with several pets; is a loving husband and runs a large organization with hundreds of satisfied employees. Noted for his generosity and affection, he works all year long preparing for one very special night. Yes, its Santa Claus. Since moving to Florida, I have had some serious reservations and questions for the Jolly old elf. How, for example, does that sleigh work when theres no snow down here? How did the reindeer get their name? What about the lack of chimneys here in the Sunshine State? What are the qualifications for being on the Naughty or Nice list? How does he take care of so many youngsters and not get worn out? So with all these questions, I decided to put a call into the North Pole and talk to the man himself. What I found out was pretty interesting. I asked him how the reindeer got their name and he said, One foggy night there was a tapping at the window. Mrs. Claus asked, Whats that? Without looking up from my books I answered, Its just the rain deer. When she opened the shutters and looked out she saw Donner and Blitzen. They had been tapping looking for a snack. Well ever since, theyve been known as reindeer. Then there was the question of the sleigh and noFriday, December 7, 2012 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 26~ Friday, December 7, 2012 www.smcitizen.com CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 25 Songbird Marjorie Cardoza performs a solo at the Cherrywood Trim-a-Tree party. 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snow in Florida. He just laughed with that robust belly laugh of his and said, Its a magic sleigh. I only need snow to take off and land and theres no lack of snow up here. I remember that Christmas Eve many years ago when I landed on Clement Clarke Moores lawn. The reindeer made such a clatter that he had to get up and see what was the matter. Until that time, I had everyone fooled about my visits. So you dont always come down the chimneys? Oh heavens no; I do wear asbestos long underwear but most people have fires in their fire places on Christmas Eve; if I came down their chimneys that would really burn my asbestos. Well how do you take care of so many children? I asked. Thats no problem, he answered cheerfully. Not only do I have my staff of elves up here but theres the U.S. Marines who help me out and then theres the Salvation Army with their red kettles and many more groups and individuals who assist me. Im grateful to all of them for their hard work. This is really helpful Santa, I continued. Let me ask you another question. Regarding this list of whos naughty and nice; can you give me an example of each? Let me see he began. Once, many years ago I got a letter from a young man who lived in Father Flanagans Boys Town; he asked for a girl. The lad got coal in his stocking that year. And the nice? I asked. All the children are nice even though sometimes they make mistakes. Its when they grow up theres a problem. Oh, how so? Well, the nice adults dont need gifts to tell them to be good; being good is reward enough. As for the naughty ones, well they get pretty much anything they want. Before I signed off with Santa I asked him if there was anything else he wanted me to tell the people. He said, Tell them to remember the meaning of Christmas; tell them that as long as they do kind and loving deeds, I will be alive in their hearts and tell them too, Merry Christmas to all, and to all, a good night. From Your Reporter:If you have comments or suggestions concerning articles you would like to see in the Cherrywood section of the Citizen, please contact me at urperssec@yahoo.com. Im always pleased to hear from my readers. Friday, December 7, 2012 ~ 27 www.smcitizen.com 6~ Friday, December 7, 2012 www.smcitizen.com CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 26 Gilddan New Mexico Bowl Albuquerque, NM Nevada vs. Arizona, Saturday, Dec. 15, 1 p.m. ESPN Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, Boise, ID Utah State vs. Toledo, Saturday, Dec 15, 4:30 p.m. ESPN San Diego Co. Credit Union Poinsetta Bowl, San Diego BYU vs. San Diego St., Thursday, Dec. 20, 8 p.m. ESPN Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl, St. Petersburg, UCF vs. Ball State, Friday, Dec. 21, 7:30 p.m. ESPN R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl, New Orleans E. Carolina vs. La. 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Kentucky vs. C.Michigan, Wed., Dec. 26, 7:30 ESPN Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman Washington San Jose vs. Bowling Green, Thur., Dec. 27, 3 p.m. ESPN Belk Bowl, Charlotte, NC Cincinnati vs. Duke, Thursday, Dec. 27, 6:30 p.m. ESPN Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl, San Diego UCLA vs. Baylor, Thursday, Dec. 27, 9:45 p.m. ESPN AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl, Shreveport, LA Ohio vs. Louisiana-Monroe, Friday, Dec. 28, 2 p.m. ESPN Russell Athletic Bowl, Orlando Rutgers vs. Virginia Tech, Friday, Dec. 28, 5:30 p.m. ESPN Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas, Houston Texas Tech vs. Minnesota, Friday, Dec. 28, 9 p.m. ESPN Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl, Fort Worth, TX Rice vs. Air Force, Saturday, Dec. 29, 11:45 a.m. ESPN New Era Pinstripe Bowl, Bronx, NY West Virginia vs. Syracuse, Sat. Dec. 29, 3:15 p.m. ESPN Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl, San Francisco Navy vs. Arizona State, Saturday, Dec. 29, 4 p.m. ESPN2 Valero Alamo Bowl, San Antonio, TX Texas vs. Oregon State, Saturday, Dec. 29, 6:45 p.m. ESPN Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, Tempe, AZ Michigan St. vs. TCU, Saturday, Dec. 29, 10:15 p.m. ESPN Franklin American Music City Bowl, Nashville Vanderbilt vs. NC State, Monday, Dec. 31, noon, ESPN Hyundai Sun Bowl, El Paso, TX Georgia Tech vs. USC, Monday, Dec. 31, 2 p.m. CBS AutoZone Liberty Bowl, Memphis, TN Tulsa vs. Iowa State, Monday, Dec. 31, 3:30 p.m. ESPN Chick-fil-a Bowl, Atlanta Clemson vs. LSU, Monday, Dec. 31, 7:30 p.m. ESPN TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl, Jacksonville Miss. St. vs. Northwestern, Tuesday, Jan. 1, noon, ESPN2 Heart of Dallas Bowl, Dallas Oklahoma St. vs. Purdue, Tuesday, Jan. 1, noon, ESPNU Outback Bowl, Tampa Michigan vs. So. Carolina, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 1 p.m. ESPN Capital One Bowl, Orlando Georgia vs. Nebraska, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 1 p.m. ABC Rose Bowl Presented by Vizio, Pasadena, CA Stanford vs. Wisconsin, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 5 p.m. ESPN Discover Orange Bowl, Miami Florida St. vs. N. Illinois, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 8:30 p.m. ESPN Allstate Sugar Bowl, New Orleans Florida vs. Louisville, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 8:30 p.m. ESPN Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, Glendale, AZ Oregon vs. Kansas St., Thursday, Jan. 3, 8:30 p.m. ESPN Upcoming college football bowl schedule AT&T Cotton Bowl, Arlington, TX Oklahoma vs. Texas A&M, Friday, Jan. 4, 8 p.m. FOX BBVA Compass Bank Bowl, Birmingham, AL Pittsburgh vs. Ole Miss, Saturday, Jan. 5, 1 p.m. ESPN GoDaddy.com Bowl, Mobile, AL Kent State vs. Arkansas St., Sunday, Jan. 6, 9 p.m. ESPN Discover BCS National Championship, Miami Notre Dame vs. Alabama, Mon., Jan. 7, 8:30 p.m. ESPN Python Challenge scheduledThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is announcing the 2013 Python Challenge with its goal of increasing public awareness about Burmese pythons and how this invasive species is a threat to the Everglades ecosystem, including native wildlife. As part of the Python Challenge, both the public and Floridas python permit holders are invited to compete to see who can harvest the longest and the most Burmese pythons. On Jan. 12, the Python Challenge Kickoff will initiate a month-long program of harvesting Burmese pythons from public lands, and the public can see and learn more about these large constrictors. The kickoff is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the University of Floridas Fort Lauderdale Research & Education Center, which will hold its invasive species open house that day. The FWC is encouraging the public to get involved in helping us remove Burmese pythons from public lands in south Florida, said Kristen Sommers, head of the FWCs Exotic Species Coordination Section. By enlisting both the public and Floridas python permit holders in a month-long competitive harvesting of Burmese pythons, we hope to motivate more people to find and harvest these large, invasive snakes. The Python Challenge gives people a chance to sign up for a competition to see who can catch the longest or the most pythons. Part of the goal of the Python Challenge is to educate the public to understand why nonnative species like Burmese pythons should never be released into the wild and encourage people to report sightings of exotic species, Sommers said. We also expect the competitive harvesting of Burmese pythons to result in additional information on the python population in south Florida and enhance our research and management efforts. Grand prizes of $1,500 for harvesting the most Burmese pythons will be awarded to winners of both the General Competition and the Python Permit Holders Competition, with additional $1,000 prizes for the longest Burmese python harvested in both competitions. Funding for the prizes is provided by Python Challenge sponsors. The largest Burmese python documented in Florida was more than 17 feet in length. Complete information on the Python Challenge, including how to train and register for the competitions and more about upcoming south Florida events, is available at PythonChallenge.org. Many partners, including the University of Florida, The Nature Conservancy, The Future of Hunting in Florida, the Wildlife Foundation of Florida and Zoo Miami, are involved in the Python Challenge. The Python Challenge will conclude with a free Awareness and Awards Event on Feb. 16 at Zoo Miami. Educational talks and exhibits will be available for all ages, with chances to encounter live Burmese pythons, meet the experts who research and capture them, and learn about protecting the precious resources of the Everglades ecosystem. Scouts ring for Salvation Army Members of Boy Scout Pack 707 and Troop 707 sponsored by the Mens group at the Ocala West United Methodist Church took time out from their Sat. activities to help the Salvation Army. This annual event helps the Salvation Army raise money to help people in need and gives the Scouts community service hours and counts toward their Good Turn daily. These photos were taken at the Canopy Oak Plaza Publix store. Many thanks go to Stephanie Salmon for contacting Publix and the Salvation Army about the bell ringing. For more information about the Scouts contact Jim Salmon the Charter Representative at 352-843-0093. These Cub Scouts are busy ringing bells for the Salvation Army. doing the morning shift ringing bells. It give them an opportunity to help the needy. They were very enthustiastic about helping others and chatting with the public about the BSA program. On the left is David Jamrock and on the right is Justin Atwood. The afternoon shift at Publix was covered by members of Troop 707. They did not mind getting sore shoulders ringing the Saqlvation Army bells. These young men will be our future leaders so it is good for them to learn abut hands on helping others. Before long the Scouts will be deoing small and large service projectsw for upcomiong ranks. The biggest one will be their Eagle project which requires many hours of planning and recruiting helpers and money to do it. the Eagle project mus t be done by their 18th birthday. PHOTOS BY MIKE ROPPEL magic show, Chanukah gifts and treats, music, clowns, and more. Chanukah, a celebration for all time, is highlighted by the kindling of the Menorah each night of the holiday. It is a holiday that enriches our lives with the light of tradition said Rabbi Yossi Hecht, director of the Chabad Jewish Center. In ancient times our ancestors rededicated the Temple in Jerusalem with the Menorah. Today, we rededicate ourselves to making this world a better and brighter place. Chanukah also propagates the universal message that ultimately good will prevail over evil, freedom over oppression and light over darkness. In its Chanukah outreach campaign, Chabad of Marion County and The Villages joins thousands of Chabad centers across the globe that are staging similar public displays of the Menorah and its symbolic lights. From Australia to Africa, Colombia to Hong Kong, New York Citys ground zero to the White House lawn, hundreds of thousands will experience the joy of Chanukah with Chabad. Join Chabad in a public display of unity at this exciting Menorah Lighting Ceremony. Bring the kids and make this your special Chanukah celebration. For more information, contact Chabad of Marion County and The Villages at info@jewishmarion.org or call 352-2912218 visit us at www.jewishmarion.org CHANUKAHCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com T EE P EE T IRE & BUDGET MUFFLER Family Owned And Operated Certified Techs Est. 1990 SR 200 & 91st Ave. 237-5599 2040 N. 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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 be 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 352-509-4218.Master Choir The Central Florida Master Choir will present its Christmas concert A Beautiful Christmas featuring Benjamin Brittens Ceremony of Carols and the carols of Alfred Burt at Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala on Sunday, Dec. 9 at 3 p.m. The Central Florida Master Choir, formed in 1998, has achieved a reputation for its artistic excellence and contribution to the community. Harold W. McSwain, Jr. is the conductor, the piano accompanist is GayLyn Capitano with harpist Victoria Schultz. The public is invited and admission is free but donations will be appreciated. For further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633.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 352873-6738.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. Thursday, Dec. 20 Air Force group to meetThe Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association will hold its next meeting on Thursday, Dec. 20 at 7 p.m. a the Ocala International Airport Administration Building 750 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. This is the planning meeting for 2013. For more information, call Mike Emig at 352-854-8328.Young at Heart programYoung at Heart, College Road Baptist Church, has a special treat for the December program. Norman Lee joins us to celebrate the Christmas season on the 20th. He always shares a variety of inspirational songs. Come join us, bring a dish to share. The event will be at noon at 5010 S.W. College Road, phone 352-237-5741.Saturday, Jan. 12 Chair yoga at Freedom LibraryChair yoga will take place at the Freedom Public Library from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., and will continue on Jan. 19, Jan. 26 and Feb.2 For information, call Ingrid Crane at 352-854-7950.Knights of Columbus dinner danceThe Knights of Columbus, Council 8510 of Dunnellon, will sponsor a dinner dance on Saturday, Jan. 12 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. The parish hall is just south of the intersection of Highways 40 and 41. Tickets are available from the parish office or by phone order from the Knights of Columbus. Tickets are $15 per person. The dance will feature live music by the Country Sunshine Band, a cash bar, and a country style dinner. To reserve a table (10 to 16 people) or to pre-order tickets, call 352-489-6221. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner served at 6:30. We feature a 50/50 raffle, a basket raffle, and a door prize. Proceeds go to local charities. Friday, December 7, 2012 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 28~ Friday, December 7, 2012 www.smcitizen.com A RIES (March 21 to April 19) Start preparing now to make sure you get the credit youre due for all that effort you put in to get that project off the ground. A new challenge emerges after the 15th. TA URUS ( April 20 to M ay 20) Youre still charging full steam ahead on the job and thats fine. But take time to share the joy of preparing for the upcoming holidays with folks you love. GEMINI (May 21 to J une 20) A former detractor resists joining your ranks just yet. Give him or her time to learn more about what youre doing. Meanwhile, devote more time to friends and family. CA NC ER (June 21 to J uly 22) Be careful not to be goaded into a tiff by someone who might be looking for a fight. Remain cool as you make your exit. Be assured that others will rally to your support. L EO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Kudos on getting the welldeserved Lions share of the rewards for a job welldone. Now you can take a breather from your workaday duties and spend time with your family. VIRGO ( Aug 23 to S ept. 22) You enjoy a quick spurt of renewed energy just in time to meet that upcoming deadline. A potentially romantic situation looms. How it develops will be up to you. L IBRA (Sept. 23 to O ct. 22) Watch out for distractions that could cause delays and leave you running twice as fast to finish your work by the 15th. Then go ahead and have fun. SC ORPIO (Oct. 23 to No v. 21) You might prefer to work on current tasks on your own. But be open to a potentially useful suggestion from someone who admires you and wants to help. SA GITT A RIUS (No v. 22 to D ec. 21) Avoid rushing full gallop into that volunteer project without knowing whats expected of you. Take things a step at a time as you begin to find your way. CA PRIC ORN (Dec. 22 to J an. 19) Good news: You should begin to feel more comfortable expressing your emotions. This will go a long way in helping you with that personal situation. A QU A RIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb 18) An old friend gives confusing signals. Best advice: Dont assume that things will necessarily work themselves out. Ask questions and demand straight answers. PISC ES ( Feb 19 to M arch 20) A new relationship needs time to develop. Be careful not to let your emotions flood your natural sense of caution. Meanwhile, check out that new job offer. BORN TH IS WEEK: Your sense of right and wrong sometimes causes you to come into conflict with others. But you invariably come out ahead. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. 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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 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 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.Manatee Button ClubThe Manatee Button Club will meet at the Marion Oaks Community Center from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8. The club meets the second Saturday of each month. The annual Christmas luncheon is in December, no educational program scheduled, but visitors are most welcome. For more information or directions, call 352-237-6875.Timeless Motown at Moose LodgeTimeless Motown, a popular local singing group, will be making its first appearance at the West Marion Moose Lodge on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. This group consists of three great voices singing a variety of great music that we all remember. Be there for a fun night of great entertainment Sunday, Dec. 9 Friendship Fellowship LuncheonAfter our Worship Service, join together as we celebrate our Christmas Favorites, presented in a luncheon pot luck tradition. Visitors and guests go to the head of the food line. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala. Call 352-861-6182 or www.ccomc.org.Monday, Dec. 10 Writers can get publishing infoOak Run resident Mary Ellen Barchi will be giving a class on Dec. 10 for Master the Possibilities at On Top Of The World. So Youve Finished Your BookThe Agent Query Process And What To Do In The Meantime, is an introduction to the next step toward traditional publishing through representation by a literary agent. Hopefully, this beginners course will give attendees the basic tools needed to start the agent query process or at least prepare them for what lies ahead when theyre ready. Register at: www.masterthepossibilities.com. 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.Wednesday, Dec. 12 Magic comes to Freedom Public LibraryOn Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 3:30 p.m., magician Brian LaPalme performs for the enjoyment of patrons of all ages. A professional magician since 1976, LaPalme is a 25-year member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, the Order of Merlin. Presented by the Friends of Freedom Public Library.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.Changed by a Baby BoyJoin the Worship Choir as they share musically how one little baby changed the world in the Christmas Story Changed by a Baby Boy, 10:30 a.m. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala. Call 352-861-6182 or www.ccomc.org.Friday, December 7, 2012 ~ 29 www.smcitizen.com TO ADVERTISECall854-3986 ADVER TISING 4~ Friday, December 7, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Community calendar SOUTH MARION Citiz en 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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BY MICHAEL W. GROCHOWSKI If youre in your sixties, you probably know that the age to receive full retirement benefits has changed. But its important to remember that the age to begin receiving Medicare has not it is still 65. Even if you have decided to wait until after you are age 65 to apply for retirement benefits, most people should start getting Medicare coverage at age 65. If you would like to begin your Medicare coverage when you first become eligible, we suggest that you apply within three months of reaching age 65. You can do it online in as little as 10 minutes at www.socialsecurity.gov/me dicareonly. At the website, youll find more than just the online Medicare application. Youll also find information about Medicare, and have the opportunity to watch some short videos about applying for Medicare online. One is a family reunion for the cast of The Patty Duke Show. In another, Patty Duke and George Takei go boldly where you should be going online. Why go online to apply for Medicare? Because its fast, easy, and secure. You dont need an appointment and you can avoid waiting in traffic or in line. As long as you have ten minutes to spare, you have time to complete and submit your online Medicare application. People who started receiving Social Security retirement or disability benefits before age 65 do not need to apply; they will be automatically enrolled in Medicare. There is no additional charge for Medicare hospital insurance (Part A) since you already paid for it by working and paying Medicare tax. However, there is a monthly premium for medical insurance (Part B). If you already have other health insurance when you become eligible for Medicare, you should consider whether you want to apply for the medical insurance. To learn more about Medicare and some options for choosing coverage, read the online publication, Medicare, at www.socialsecurity.gov/pu bs/10043.html or visit www.Medicare.gov. To learn more about applying for Medicare Only using the online application, please visit www.socialsecurity.gov/medicareo nly. Michael W. Grochowski is Social Security Regional Commissioner in AtlantaFriday, December 7, 2012 ~ 3 www.smcitizen.com 30~ Friday, December 7, 2012 www.smcitizen.com TO ADVERTISECall854-3986 ADVER TISING KILLING KENNEDY: The End of Camelot By Bill OReilly and Martin Dugard Killing Kennedy is an easy read that pulls together the gripping and disparate elements of the brutal murder of a beloved president. John F. Kennedy was handsome and forward looking with a beautiful wife and adorable children and every reason to believe he would see the next day when on Nov. 22, 1963, an assassins bullet ended his life. Most people live their lives as if the end were always years away. All over the world, children love their parents and yearn for love in return. And even on the worst days each person has dreams about the future dreams that sometimes come true. Yet life can end in less time than it takes to draw one breath. With this sober reminder about lifes finality, the author traces Kennedys young life from his naval days to the White House. There are few surprises here as the story has been told again and again and recently with a supernatural twist in 11/22/63 by Stephen King. Still, there are passages of interest such as Lyndon Johnson unhappiness as VP how he felt snubbed by the White House staff and even the First Lady and longed for the lost power of the Senate. And then theres the revelation that John F. was forced to make his brother Bobby Attorney General by his demanding father even though both had doubts about Bobbys skill as a lawyer. As for JFKs infidelities, too much has already been aired about those. But that hasnt stopped the author from digging them up once again. On balance there is far more gossipy content than the actual facts of the assassination itselfwhich occupies a scant two pages. For those readers looking for a JFK primer that includes his entire administration this book is a fair candidate. Its just not for real history buffs. OReilly suffered some bruising reviews for factual errors and imprecise diction in Killing Kennedy. He has wisely avoided those pitfalls in this book and put aside the annoying omniscient point of view he used in the earlier book. Few surprises in assassination story BOOK MARK P WPat Wellington Hospice seeks singersHospice of Marion County invites you to consider a unique volunteer service. We have a special choral group known as the Journey Singers that sings songs of healing and comfort at the bedsides of the ill or dying at the four Marion County Hospice Houses, private homes, and other selective venues. We offer a wide choice of music, including spiritual, secular and patriotic selections. If you can read music and sing a cappella (that is, without instrumental accompaniment), and have a compassionate heart, join us in this rewarding journey. Call 352-873-7441 for more details. The Medicare age is still 65 SOCIAL SECURITY Health fairA health fair was held at Jasmine South last Saturday. Above, Christian St. Clair of Lange Eye Care and Associates checks the vision of Barbara Donohoe of Audibel, one of the vendors, while Jane Sutton of Lange looks on. At left, Jim Martin of The Ranch Fitness Center, who is the incoming president of the West Marion Business Association, stands by his display at the fair.PHOTOS BY JIM CLARK Hospice needs volunteers \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 @ 352-6229331 or lroweton@odsyhealth.com 000CWKN LA WN CARE Y es we Do it. Lawn Care and More. Small fix it jobs too. H i l l a r d R W i l s o n H i l l a r d R W i l s o n Hillar d R. 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Bill All Golf Cart Makes & Models $ 54 95 FULL SERVICE SPECIAL For Electric Carts Only W E C OME T O Y OU SPEED KITS $ 19 9 95 starting at 000DEEZ A/C & APPLIANCE REP AIR M ARION C OUNTY 352-307-6722 Heating Pr eventive-Maintenance Duct Cleaning Blown In Insulation New Installation Service & Repairs 10% OFF SERVICES Expires 12/31/12. Excludes New Installation. M&S A IR C ONDITIONING & A PPLIANCE S ER VICE OF CENTRAL FLORIDA, LLC LICENSED & INSURED LIC. #CAC1814193 S HA W I R R IG A T ION R EP AIR 3 5 2-6242533 Stev e Sha w 000CMEG IRRIGA TION REP AIR 23 y e ars of e x per ienc e Lic ensed and Insur ed c o mp #87 15 E x c lusiv e Ser v ic e/Repair Specialist 71 1 188 DIAL-A-PRO For Y our Professional Needs ... South Marion Citizen J a s m i n e P l a z a 3 5 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 Jasmine Plaza 352-401-0001 6 1 6 0 S W S R 2 0 0 U n i t 1 0 4 O c a l a F l o r i d a 3 4 4 7 6 6160 SW SR 200 Unit 104 Ocala, Florida 34476 H O L I D A Y H O U R S : M O N F R I 1 0 5 S A T 1 0 2 HOLIDA Y HOURS: MON.-FRI. 10-5 SA T 10-2 Readers Choice W inner Jewelry Stor e 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 www.jandjjewelersocala.com All r epairs done on pr emises. B A TTERIES $ 8 00 + tax HOLIDA Y SALE 10-40% OFF STOREWIDE 000DFFD 000DG7S Millennium Hair Salon at our new loca tion 8296 SW 103rd St. Rd. 352-237-3676 Monday Friday 9-5, Saturday 9-4 Walk-Ins Welcome With coupon. Expires 12/13/12 P edicur e $ 15 95 Color Cut & Style $ 62 00 $ 55 00 With coupon. Expires 12/13/12 With coupon. 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Friday, December 7, 2012 ~ 31 www.smcitizen.com 2~ Friday, December 7, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Certified Service 000DECL SULLIVAN 4040 SW College Rd. OCALA, FL 44474 352-732-4700 888-449-9892 www.sullivancadillac.com SULLIVAN CADILLAC FA C T O R Y TRAINED TECHNICIANS FULL DE T AIL SPECIAL .These specials and coupons cannot be used or combined with any other discounts or coupons. Must pre sent coupon at time of write up. Synthetics and diesel extra. Some models higher. Tax, shop supplies & hazardous waste extra. See dealer for details. O ffer Expires 12/31/12. Help prevent costly transmission repairs with our AUTOMATIC FLUID FLUSH These specials and coupons cannot be used or combined with any other discounts or coupons. Must pr esent coupon at time of write up. Synthetics and diesel extra. Some models higher. Tax, shop supplies & hazardous wa ste extra. See dealer fo r details. Offer Expires 12/31/12. FREE CAR W ASH W/ANY SERVICE Keep everybody safe this school season with our TIRE ROTATE AND BRAKE INSPECTION $ 17 00 ALL FOR ONLY These specials and coupons cannot be used or combined with any other discounts or coupons. Must present coupon at timeof write up. Synthetics and diesel extra. Some models higher. Tax, shop supplies & hazardous waste extra. See dealer for details. Offer Expires 12/31/12. Our quality technicians will rotate your tires, set pressure, check tread depth, reset tire monitor system and carefully check 4 wheel brakes Our quality technicians will power flush the old-dirty fluid, and renew with fresh fluid and conditioners. Try Our Steps to Maintain Good Fuel Economy and a Smooth Running Engine FUEL SAVER PACKAGE These specials and coupons cannot be used or combined with any other discounts or coupons. Must pr esent coupon at time of write up. Synthetics and diesel extra. Some models higher. Tax, shop supplies & hazardous waste extr a. See dealer for detail s. Offer Expires 12/31/12. Our quality technicians will clean the throttle unit and induction system, as well as clean the fuel injectors. Keep Your Engine Cool and Trouble Free with our COOLANT SYSTEM SERVICE Our quality technicians will flush the old coolant and renew with fresh dexcool or equivalent. We also check for leaks, and check belts and hoses too! These specials and coupons cannot be used or combined with any other discounts or coupons. Must pr esent coupon at time of write up. Synthetics and diesel extra. Some models higher. Tax, shop supplies & hazardous waste e xtra. See dealer for det ails. Offer Expires 12/31/12. $ 20 00 OFF REGULAR PRICE $179.95 $ 10 00 OFF REGULAR PRICE $119.95 $ 25 00 OFF REGULAR PRICE $229.95 These specials and coupons cannot be used or combined with any other discounts or coupons. Must pres ent coupon at time of write up. Synthetics and diesel extra. Some models higher. Tax, shop supplies & hazardous waste extr a. See dealer for detail s. 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BRIEFS Chanukah celebration Sunday on the SquareChanukah, The Festival of Lights, for many of us brings back fond memories of childhood years and serves to renew our sense of identity. The Chanukah lights provide us with warmth, joy, strength and inspiration. Such is the purpose of a community-wide celebration to be held at the Ocala Downtown Square this Chanukah. The Chabad Jewish Center of Marion County and The Villages is inviting the entire community to celebrate the Festival of Lights at a public Menorah kindling ceremony. The grand Chanukah celebration will take place on Sunday, Dec. 9, at 6 p.m. at the Square in Downtown Ocala. This year we building a Can-orah, a Menorah made of canned foods to be donated to local food charities. We ask everyone to bring cans of food to help us build the Menorah. Public dignitaries and community leaders will attend the ceremony and will assist in kindling the giant Menorah of Freedom. The program will also feature a juggling and INSIDE INDEX Bookmark...........................30 Cherrywood......................25 Judis Journal.....................12 Marion Landing................15 Oak Run...............................21 OTOW...................................24 Out to Pastor.....................10 Pun Alley.............................22 Puzzles.................................28 Recipes................................18 Page 6 Scouts from Ocala West United Methodist Church were recent bellringers for the Salvation Army.OCALA WEST SCOUTS HELP COLLEGE BOWL SCHEDULES Page 27 CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & BusinessesFRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2012 VOLUME 18 NUMBER 28 www.smcitizen.com32~ Friday, December 7, 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. 10 WORDS $8.20 + 44 A WORD (Includes Online) = TOT ALFor 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 2013 T OYOT ACOROLL A*0% W.A.C. 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Aug. 9th 9a-4p HERNANDO COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS Admission $6.00 (352) 799-3605 Sporting Goods WOMENS LANDRIDER 14 SPEED AUTOSHIFT BICYCLE Excellent condition. Gears shift automatically -easy pedaling. Large padded seat. Cost $400+ new. $200 firm. More info at www.landriderbikes.com (352) 861-9848 P ets DOG SITTER/WALKER Sit and walk with dogs with love and care.Any time.In your house or ours 24/7.Experience 22 years.Call please Dave,Tania. 352-236-5746 home, 207-420-7170, 207-951-5767 cell. FREE Kittens looking for a good home. 5 adorable 8 weeks old kittens. 2 black & white tuxedo, 2 black males, 1 gray female. (510) 867-5727 Real Es t ate F or Sale PUBLISHERS NOTICE:All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Citrus Count y Homes PINE RIDGE-THIS IS THE PROPERTY YOUVE BEEN LOOKING FOR! Bring your boat, horses, in-laws; there is room for everything! 4/3.5 w/7 car garage/workshop & in-law suite on 5.83 acres. Mostly wooded with large back yard. Beautiful & serene. 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Handyman StevesHandymanService(352) 854-4927000D9MV Electrical, Plumbing Carpentry Sinks, Toilets Leaky Faucets Ceiling Fans Security Lighting Safety Railings Grab Bars, Ramps Drywall Repair Interior Painting Screens & Screen Doors Lanai Carpet/Tile Flooring Furniture, Cabinet Refinishing/Repairs Not Sure? -Call Me P ainting PAINTING SERVICES Interior & Exterior. We offer professional painting & pressure washing at competitive rates. Call now to receive a free pressure washing for a standard size driveway with an exterior repaint! Call Matt at Swaggerty Painting LLC: 352-262-6685. On Nov. 10 at the Jacksonville National Cemetery, the son and daughter of Pearl Harbor Survivors (SDPHS) dedicated a monument to the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association (PHS). As a member of the Florida First Coast Chapter 2, it is our responsibility, duty, honor and privilege to carry on the torch: Remember Pearl Harbor Keep America Alert. My husband and I have been part of the SDPHS for over 20 years and I was an associate member of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association (PHS) for over 33 years until they disbanded Dec. 31, 2011. It is with sadness that the PHS Association is no longer. The Florida First Coast Chapter 2 took up the cause of the Monument, and started raising the funds. My husband Paul who belongs to the VFW Post 4781 Mens Auxiliary asked the Post if they would help in making a donation toward the monument. Paul and I would like to say a grateful Thank You to VFW Post 4781, VFW Post 4781 Mens Auxiliary and VFW Post 4781 Ladies Auxiliary for the large donation they made. We can not express how much it meant and we were able to complete the monument and have it place in Jacksonville National Cemetery. When our nation called they answered and now when asked to help a veterans cause they once again answered. With the men & women of VFW Post 4781 you make me proud to honor and say Thank You to all of you. My husband Paul and I do this in the memory of my father Warren E Austin, USN, PHS, aboard the USS Helena CL50.A Proud and Grateful Navy Brat Karen A Bowen SDPHS At the Jacksonville National Cemetery, dedicating a monument to Pearl Harbor survivors, from left, Henry Griffin, USA 19th Infantry, Schofield Barracks; Charles Ellis, USN, USS Pennsylvania BB-38; William Tardiff, NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii; Duane Reylets, USN, USS Oklahoma BB-37 and Capt. Robert Saunders, USN, Commanding Officer, Naval Air Station, Jacksonville. Monument dedicated to honor Pearl Harbor survivors Writer thanks VFW Post 4781 Paul Bowenof VFW Post 4781 Men's Auxiliary. Marion County Public Schools is pleased to air the 64th annual Ocala/Marion County Christmas Parade live on television on Saturday, Dec. 8, starting at 5:30 p.m. The annual event is expected to draw 60,000-plus spectators to East Silver Springs Boulevard, many who stake out their seats days ahead of time along the twomile parade route. This years parade is themed Light Up Christmas Spirit and involves over 3,000 riders, marchers, and other participants. Approximately 134 units including 44 floats, 23 bands, dozens of dance and baton twirling groups, motorized and equine units are taking part this year. The line-up also includes local dignitaries, military units, business owners, and dozens of other community groups. The parade airs live on the Marion Education Channel (MEC), available to more than 300,000 viewers on more than a dozen local cable systems including Bright House (Channel 198), Comcast (Channel 99) and Cox (Channel 12), as well as over-the-air on digital channel 7.1. The parade replays on the MEC through December every Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. These broadcasts are offered as a community service by Marion County Public Schools and paid for with private funding. The Ocala/Marion County Christmas Parade is organized by the Friends of the Christmas Parade, a nonprofit volunteer organization. In conjunction with the parade, the city of Ocala has announced the following road closures: 3 p.m. to midnight State Road 40 (Silver Springs Boulevard) from Northeast 25th Avenue to North Pine Avenue (U.S. 441). Southeast/Northeast 25th Avenue from Southeast 14th Street to State Road 492. East Fort King Street from Southeast 30th Avenue to Southeast 22nd Avenue. Northeast 8th Avenue from State Road 40 to Northeast 14th Street (State Road 492). Parade planned for this Saturday A recent survey by AAA finds a strong likelihood of consumer confusion and the potential for voided warranties and vehicle damage as a result of the Environmental Protection Agencys (EPA) recent approval of E15 gasoline. An overwhelming 95 percent of consumers surveyed have not heard of E15, a newly approved gasoline blend that contains up to 15 percent ethanol. With little consumer knowledge about E15 and less than five percent of cars on the road approved by automakers to use the fuel, AAA is urging regulators and the industry to stop the sale of E15 until motorists are better protected. Only about 12 million out of the more than 240 million light-duty vehicles on the roads today are approved by manufacturers to use E15 gasoline, based on a survey conducted by AAA of auto manufacturers. AAA automotive engineering experts also have reviewed the available research and believe that sustained use of E15 in both newer and older vehicles could result in significant problems such as accelerated engine wear and failure, fuel-system damage and false check engine lights for any vehicle not approved by its manufacturer to use E15. It is clear that millions of Americans are unfamiliar with E15, which means there is a strong possibility that many motorists may improperly fill up using this gasoline and damage their vehicle, said Kevin Bakewell, AAA Chief Public Affairs Officer, The Auto Club Group. Bringing E15 to the market without adequate safeguards does not responsibly meet the needs of consumers. Unsuspecting consumers using E15 could end up with engine AAA issues early warning about plans for ethanol in gasoline PLEASESEEETHANOL, PAGE19 SEECHANUKAH, PAGE6