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Place of Publication: Ocala, Florida
Publication Date: 12-14-2012
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BRIEFS Food drive today at downtown squareAs the holiday season approaches, local charities have seen their food supplies dwindle, making it increasingly difficult for them to meet the communitys need for assistance this year. Marion County Commissioners, the City of Ocala, Marion County Sheriffs Office and other government agencies are partnering to hold a food drive to help re-stock the shelves of these charities so they can help area families this holiday. Residents can bring non-perishable food and toiletry items to the Ocala Downtown Square Dec. 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Those who stop by with donations are also invited to enjoy a cup of hot chocolate, courtesy Marion County Sheriffs Office. Our community has always come together to help their neighbors when the need arises, Marion County Board of County Commissioners Chairman Kathy Bryant said. This food drive is one last push before the holidays to help fill the need gap that some of our local charities are experiencing. Marion County Sheriffs Office will pick up the collected donations and the Community with a Heart organization will distribute them to the Salvation Army, Interfaith Emergency Services and Brothers Keeper. INSIDE INDEX Bookmark...........................21 Cherrywood......................15 Fairfield Village...................7 Oak Run...............................11 Opinion..................................8 Out to Pastor........................8 Pine Run................................3 Pun Alley...............................5 Puzzles.................................26 Religion...............................19 A ceremony remembering the attack on Pearl Harbor 71 years ago was held at Veterans Park.PEARL HARBOR REMEMBERED Page 23 CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & BusinessesFRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2012 VOLUME 18 NUMBER 29 www.smcitizen.com32~ Friday, December 14, 2012 www.smcitizen.com The library website http://library.marioncountyfl.org just got even better. The Marion County Public Library Systems website is expanding its online services to offer library cardholders free access to downloadable music and hundreds more e-book titles. Freading, a new e-book service, augments the size and diversity of the librarys digital collection with tens of thousands of new titles. The service, compatible with diverse computer and mobile device software, enables patrons to instantly download a select number of e-books each week. Each title may be checked out for a maximum of two weeks. Freegal, a new downloadable music service, will give patrons access to more than three million songs, including Sony Musics catalog of legendary artists. The service also includes more than 10,000 music labels from 65 countries. Registered library card holders will be able to download a select number of music tracks in the MP3 format each week. All music tracks are available for download with no expiration date. To access both services, visit http://library.marioncountyfl.org and click on the Digital Media tab. We are excited to be able to offer a service like this that delivers great content, compatibility with lots of devices and simplicity of use, said Public Library System Director Julie Sieg. We believe that Freegal and Freading will be incredibly popular with our patrons. The Public Library System is providing the new services in partnership with Library Ideas, a global network of public libraries. For more information, call 352671-8551 or visit http://library.marioncountyfl.org. Library expands free book, music downloads BY JIM CLARK EditorWhile vehicles lined up waiting to be among the first to make the new connection, and as traffic below sped by with drivers oblivious to what was going on above them, the nd Street Flyover was opened last Thursday, Dec. 6, following a ribbon-cutting and other ceremonies. The new bridge provides a new east-west route over Interstate 75, allowing traffic to connect from Southwest 27th Avenue to State Road 200, bypassing the traffic at the I-75 interchange and to the east. County Commission Chair Kathy Bryant led a large delegation of officials who took part in the event. She praised the contractors who finished the project ahead of schedule. Mounir Bouyounes, assistant county administrator and county engineer, welcomed the audience. The Rev. Patrick Sheedy, pastor of Blessed Trinity Catholic Church, gave the invocation. He noted in an earlier conversation that the road would make it easier for students at Trinity Catholic High School to arrive from the west. The school is at the intersecDedicating the new flyover PHOTO COURTESY MARION COUNTY OFFICE OF PUBLIC INFORMATIONThis probably wasnt the type of vehicle planners had in mind when they conceived the notion of a bridge at Southwest 42nd Street, but it was one of the first to head west on the new overpass. New bridge spans Interstate 75 at Southwest 42nd Street PHOTO BY JIM CLARKDuring her speech, County Commission Chair Kathy Bryant acknowledges the contractors who finished ahead of schedule. PHOTO BY JIM CLARKNardin Derias, a senior at Vanguard High School who was on the committee to choose the name, unveils the Osceola Boulevard sign as State Rep. Charlie Stone looks on. PLEASESEEFLYOVER, PAGE2 Loving a paradeLarge crowds line the streets of Ocala on Saturday, Dec. 8, as the annual Christmas parade made its way from the McPherson Complex to near downtown. For more photos, see Page 6.PHOTO BY JIM CLARK 000DG6U

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Friday, December 14, 2012 ~ 31 www.smcitizen.com 2~ Friday, December 14, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Todays New Ads OLD TOYELECTRIC TRAINS Collector wants to buy old electric trains from 1970 and earlier 352-795-3970 Clean out your closets, go through your garage, attack your attic and then use the classifieds to get rid of stuff you no longer use. And the FREE listing means you have more money left over after the sale!You can list any single item priced under $100 for sale for FREE!PUTTHEPOWER ANDCONVENIENCE OFTHECLASSIFIEDS TOWORKFORYOU!Just call and see how easy it is to make money with the classifieds. ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MAXIMUM 10 WORDS RUNSFOR 2 WEEKSFREE TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403 Auctions DUDLEYS AUCTION **THREE AUCTIONS ** 4000 S Florida Ave Inverness 12/12 EST A TE FIREARMS preview 4p, Auction 6p, Court Ordered sale 100+ guns, reloading equip.,amo. Accs. High S tndrd S&W ,W althers, Glock, Hand & Long gun. Cat alog on W eb ************************* 12/13 EST A TE ADVENTURE Session #1 preview 12p,Auction 3p, Hshld, Patio, Tools, Boxes of Value & fun, Appliances5:30pm 1937 BMW Russian Replica Motorcycle w/sideframe Session#2 Auction 6pm, Appliances S tore Liquidation, gas & elec stove, wall ovens, washer dryers, fridge, range top s, Quality furnishing from Sugarmill W oods Est ate Designer Furniture, Art, Gif t s, tools, & more *********** 12/15 COLLECTIBLE & GIFT Preview 9am,Auction 11am,Christmas Gif t s Auction, Die Cast, Barbies, steins, Disneyana, Lenox, 100 s + Precious Moment s, T om Clark Gnomes, Cookie jars, Col. plates www .dudleysauction. com 637-9588 10%BP Au2267 AB1667 Maine-ly Real Estate #381384 Furniture Dining Room 45 round oak t able, & 4 capt ain chairs $99 Firm (352) 237-9512 W anted to Buy OLD T OY ELECTRIC TRAINS Collector want s to buy old electric trains from 1970 and earlier 352-795-3970 Ret ail/Office Rent als Homosassa S pgsSmlRest aurant/Pizza Shop for Rent, $800 265-369-2509 LET USWORK FORYOU!CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403South Marion CitizenClassifieds Get Results! Real Es t ate F or Sale PUBLISHERS NOTICE:All real est ate advertising in this newsp aper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limit ation or discrimination based on race, color religion, sex, handicap, familial st atus or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limit ation or discrimination. Familial st atus includes children under the age of 18 living with p arent s or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newsp aper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real est ate which is in violation of the law Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newsp aper are available on an equal opportunity basis. T o complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing imp aired is 1-800-927-9275. Citrus Count y Homes PINE RIDGETHIS IS THE PROPER TY 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 Campers/ Travel Trailers WE BUY R VS, T ravel T railers, 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 V ehicles W anted WE BUY ANYVEHICLEIn Any Condition T ile, No T itle, Bank Lien, No Problem, Dont T rade it in. 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Call Matt at Swaggerty Painting LLC: 352-262-6685. Handyman Somebody else wants it!Sell it in the Classifieds. It may be just the perfect item to fill somebody elses need.TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403Got something special you no longer use? Just call and see how easy it is to make money with the classifieds. ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MAXIMUM 10 WORDS RUNSFOR 2 WEEKSFREE TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403 tion of 42nd Street and 27th Avenue. Commissioner Carl Zalak led the Pledge of Allegiance. Greg Slay of the Transportation Planning Organization spoke on the name of the road. The bridge completes the 31st Street extension project that now connects State Road 200 on the west to Maricamp Road on the east, just east of 36th Avenue. The length of the project has been named Osceola Parkway, and a sign was unveiled at the bridge. Nardin Derias, a Vanguard High School senior, who was on the committee that chose the name, gave a brief history of Osceola of the Seminole Indians. Estimates say that 22,000 vehicles will use the new bridge daily. FLYOVERCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 PHOTO BY JIM CLARKThe Rev. Patrick Sheedy, pastor of Blessd Trinity Catholic Church, gives the invocation as Mounir Bouyounes, county engineer, looks on. PHOTO BY JIM CLARKCurrent and former county officials used scissors big and small to cut the ribbon at the new 42nd Street Flyover on Thursday, Dec. 6. 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The Florida State Board of Education today voted to select Dr. Tony Bennett as the next Commissioner of Education. State Board Chair Gary Chartrand said, Florida has made a great deal of educational progress over the past decade as yesterdays announcement of the international assessment results clearly showed. We still have more work to do as we continue our transition to Common Core State Standards and ensure we offer a worldclass education to Floridas students. Tony has had a tremendous impact on education in Indiana and we are delighted to have him lead Florida into the future. Governor Scott said, We are excited that the State Board of Education chose Tony Bennett as Floridas new Commissioner of Education. Tony has a great record of achievement in Indiana and I am confident he will be a tireless advocate for Floridas students. I am committed to improving Floridas K-12 education system through continued support for education funding, teachers and students. My College and Career FIRST Agenda focuses on ensuring that Florida families get a quality education for their children to help them get a great job and pursue their dreams, and we are grateful for the leadership of Interim Commissioner Pam Stewart who helped shape this agenda. I am holding Tony accountable for driving the College and Career FIRST Agenda forward in support of Floridas students and teachers. I look forward to working with him on our goals to increase education funding and advocate for the professional development of Florida teachers, which is critical for student success. Dr. Bennett said, I am honored and excited by the opportunity here. I look forward to getting out, visiting schools, and meeting with and listening to students, parents, teachers, and leaders in districts across the state as we work together to ensure that every student in Florida has the kind of world-class education that allows them to flourish. Dr. Bennett was elected Superintendent of Indianas public schools in 2009, promising to increase student performance, reward great teachers, increase options for parents, and strengthen school autonomy. He was instrumental in increasing the states graduation rate beyond 85 percent, implementing the Indiana Growth Model detailing the amount of progress each student has made, and A-F school grades similar to Floridas grading system. Dr. Bennett was named 2011 Education Reform Idol by the Fordham Institute and 2010 Government Leader of the Year by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Bennett holds both a bachelors and masters degree in secondary education and a doctorate in education. He began his career in education as a high school biology teacher, while coaching several sports including basketball, baseball and track and field. Dr. Bennett will replace Chancellor of Public Schools Pam Stewart who has served as the departments interim commissioner for the past three months. To learn more about Governor Scotts College and Career FIRST agenda, visit http://www.flgov.com/2012/10/25/governor-rick-scottannounces-college-and-career-first-agenda/ 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 shrimp and wing baskets 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.29. 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. Bingo is open to the public each Monday and Thursday with early bird specials starting at 11:30. Lunch is available. Members and guests (non-members must be signed in by a VFW Post 4781 member) Monday Night Bar Bingo is played in the Canteen from 6 to 8. Food available. Join us for Karaoke on Friday, Dec. 14 from 6 to 10 p.m. with Sun Coasters and on Saturday, Dec. 15, from 7 to 11 p.m. with Ricky Collins. Canteen Lunches are served Monday through Friday from opening to 3. Fridays feature is Bobs steak and cheese. Hall Rental Rental includes a nonsmoking hall with catering and kitchen services available. The reasonable rates vary based on specific needs. For more information contact Bob O. at 904716-0578. (Please leave a message and we will return your call.) BY MICHEL NORTHSEA South Marion CitizenDick Ayre has been honored numerous times in his life. Most recently his bowling skills earned him induction in the Midland Bowling Hall of Fame in Michigan in the category of Class of 2012 in the Superior Performance category. Friends of his who bowl regularly with him in Florida were not surprised. They recall stories of how he bowled for 24 weeks without going under 600 in a set. Bowling is in Aryes blood. Ayre used to set pins from 1949 1953 and even sat in the foul box. His grandfather built the Harmony Hill bowling alley in Caro in the early 40s. His uncle later bought the bowling alley and his father managed the lanes in the early 50s. As a bowler since 1959 Ayre has won several league championships and American Bowling Congress awards. Between the years 1971 and 1986 he was a MBA All Star 10 different times. In Midland he started an advertising business illustrating books for local authors and creating business logos for area businesses. Some of his work was used by major companies, Dow Chemical and Dow Corning. But once he moved to Florida in 1986 he started focusing on painting. As a wildlife artist, he has received awards in judged shows around Florida and his works have been published numerous times in magazines. The Florida Audubon Society published several of his drawings in their Naturalist magazine and wildlife preservation was encouraged with his art through the Florida Conservation Association. Locally his work is on display at Gallery East in Belleview. Health issues kept Ayre from attending his induction ceremony but he is still pleased with the honor, he describes as the ultimate honor. Friday, December 14, 2012 ~ 3 www.smcitizen.com 30~ Friday, December 14, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Bowler from Pine Run now in Michigan Hall Dick Ayre of Pine Run. Upcoming events at VFW Post 4781 000DI1V Tony Bennett (not that one) named Education Commissioner Temperatures have fallen, but that doesnt mean you have to stop stocking up on gardening tips and tricks this winter. Learn about caring for holiday plants, fertilizing and composting at the free December and January classes offered by UF/IFAS Marion County Extension Service staff and volunteers. Dec. 18: Caring for holiday plants Celebrate the season with holiday plants and learn to make them last at this session, held at 2 p.m. at the Dunnellon Public Library (20351 Robinson Road, Dunnellon). For more information, contact the library at 352-438-2520. Dec. 20: Composting Learn how composting can naturally boost your garden at this class, held at 10:30 a.m. at the Marion Oaks Public Library (294 Marion Oaks Lane, Ocala). For more information, call the library at 352-438-2570. Jan. 3: Fertilizer: Whats good, whats bad Learn how to feed your garden with fertilizer at this session, held at 10:30 a.m. at the Belleview Public Library (13145 SE Highway 484, Belleview). For more information, call the library at 352-438-2500. Jan. 17: Fertilizer: Whats good, whats bad Learn how to feed your garden with fertilizer at this session, held at 10:30 a.m. at the Marion Oaks Public Library. For more information, call the library at 352-438-2570. Extension Service schedules classes for Marion County gardeners 861-Wise (9473) VOTED SOUTH MARION CITIZENS READERS CHOICE #1 USED CAR DEALER FOR 6 CONSECUTIVE YEARS Over 50 Years Experience Family Owned & Operated Experience a whole new way to buy a vehicle Like-new cars without the new car price LOCATE PROGRAM, Wise Way can find any vehicle youre looking for! All Vehicles Fully Serviced & Certified with Warranty Upon Purchase!! 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Friday, Dec. 14 Symphonies on the SquareFor 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.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 cantataThe Maranatha Baptist Church Choir in Marion Oaks will present a cantata 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.Afternoon of music offered by Jazz SocietyThe Ocala Jazz Society returns to the VFW Post 4781, across from Oak Run, on the third Sunday of each month, 2 to 5 p.m. The group plays more than jazz including favorite songs from past year. Dancing is encouraged. Admission is $2 and benefits Hospice in memory of Bea Wilson, founder of the Jazz Society. For more info, call Diane at 342-237-0234.Tuesday, Dec. 18 Ocala Harmony ChorusThe Ocala Harmony Chorus returns to Freedom Public Library at 3:30 on Tuesday, Dec. 18. This group was such a success last year that we brought them back to perform holiday favorites for you. Join us for lively entertainment guaranteed to put you in the holiday spirit. Presented by the Friends of Freedom Public Library.Wednesday, Dec. 19 Christmas event at CarminesA special Christmas event is planned at Carmines Cafe in Ocala for Dec. 19. From 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., soprano Carolyn Eaton will be singing all the Christmas songs you know, and some you dont Come enjoy outstanding Italian food, and great entertainment. Reservations can be made on-line at Carminesocala.com or by calling 352-854-1000.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.Friday, Dec. 21 The Circle of French FriendsLe Cercle Des Amis Franais meets on the third Friday of every month from 11 a.m. to noon at the Marion County Sheriffs Office Community Conference Room located at 9048 Highway 200, about 1/4 mile from Walmart. The club promotes all things French; language, culture and fun. You do not have to be a fluent speaker to join the group. Guests are welcome at any meeting. Call Marie McNeil at 352-509-4940 for more information. Our next meeting is Dec. 21.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.Monday, Dec. 31 New Years Eve with international flavorThe General K. Pulaski Citizens Club in Belleview invites you their New Years Eve dinner dance. If you havent made your plans yet consider New Years with an international flavor. Music of all types will be provided by DJ Bavarian Oskar. Dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m. and the celebration will continue until 12:30 a.m. Cost is only $25 per person in advance, but $30 at the door. For tickets or information call Tina at 352-854-6193 or Barbara at 352-751-4207. The club is at 6221 S.E. 113th St., Belleview, the red and white building off Route 441/27. Saturday, Jan. 12 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. Friday, December 14, 2012 ~ 29 www.smcitizen.com 4~ Friday, December 14, 2012 www.smcitizen.com SOUTH MARION Citizen The South Marion Citizen is a free community newspaper covering news of communities in southwest Marion County including Oak Run, Pine Run, Palm Cay, On Top of the World, Kingsland Country Estates, Countryside Farms, Marion Landing, Majestic Oaks, Hidden Lake, Woods and Meadows Estates, Paddock Farms, Saddle Oak Club, Deer Creek, Cherrywood Estates, Hardwood Trails, Candler Hills, Country Oaks, and Harvest Meadows, among others. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Citizen: If your community is listed above and the Citizen is not delivered to your home and you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 200 Corridor, call 854-3986CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481 EditorJim Clark Circulation Barbara Jaggers Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean and Kristy Kaigan General Manager John Provost Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Deadline for classified ads :Deadline for display advertising : Tuesday 4 p.m. before publicationMonday 5 p.m. before publication READER SERVICES I want to get news in the Citizen.Call editor Jim Clark at 352-854-3986 or send by e-mail to editor@smcitizen.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Citizenoffice in Kingsland Plaza. 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Friday, December 14, 2012 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 28~ Friday, December 14, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Today marks the beginning of the 113th Christmas Bird Count. From now through Jan. 5, thousands of volunteers armed with binoculars, bird guides, and checklists will brave snow, wind, or rain, to classify and count birds. Audubon and other organizations use the collected data to assess the health of bird populations and to help guide conservation action. Obviously, todays Pun Alley is for the birds.Something to crow aboutIn Oak Run we have a lot of crows. At least, I think they are crows. A friend told me they might be ravens. He said, You have to count the pinion feathers on the wings. If there are four, its a crow. If there are five, its a raven. Really? I said. Oh yes, he replied. The difference is just a matter of a pinion.Bird biddingA man at an auction bid on a parrot. He really wanted this bird, but kept getting outbid, so he bid higher and higher and higher. Finally, he won the bird. As he was paying for the parrot, he said to the auctioneer, I hope this parrot can talk. I would hate to have paid this much for it, only to find out that he cant talk. Dont worry, said the auctioneer, He can talk. Who do you think kept bidding against you?Fly awaySusan thinks her dad told her she has the ability to turn into a bird and fly out over the ocean, but she cant figure out how to make the transformation. When she asked her mom about it, mom just repeated what her dad said, that she was born gullible.Little tweetsThe little bird got in trouble at school because he was caught tweeting on a test. A bird watcher had a mynah problem but with no egrets. A bird hater went to Clearwater Beach with a pocket full of pebbles to throw at them. He left no tern unstoned. The bird landed on an electrical wire. It was an ohming pigeon. Johns wife does the best bird imitations. She watches him like a hawk. Mozart sold his chickens because they kept saying, Bach, Bach. A boys pet bird fell into a can of varnish and drowned. It was a sad way to die, but the bird sure had a beautiful finish. No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings. The man had the job of throwing fish to the pelicans. Not a great job, but it filled the bill. When the owl lost his voice he didnt give a hoot.Phone homeA man received a phone call one day and the caller asked if he had lost a parrot. He said he had indeed lost the bird, but wanted to know how the caller located him. The caller said the bird had landed on his balcony and kept repeating, Hi, you have reached 555-7491. I cant come to the phone right now; please leave a message at the tone.RaceOne morning a bird and a duck were sitting by a large puddle of oil. When they saw a worm on the other side they decide to race. So the bird flew and the duck swam. The duck won, of course, because The oily bird gets the worm.No SuitcasesTwo turkey vultures were preparing to migrate north for the summer but, after talking about it, they decided they were too old to fly that far; so they decided to take a plane. While boarding the aircraft the flight attendant, noticing that both buzzards were carrying a dead armadillo, asked, Would you like to check those armadillos through as luggage? No thanks, the buzzards replied, theyre carrion. Cold facts about PenguinsThe penguin is a very ritualistic bird that lives an extremely ordered and complex life committed to its family and will mate for life, as well as maintain a form of compassionate contact with its offspring throughout its life. When a penguin is found dead, members of the family and social circle will dig a hole in the ice, using their wings and beaks, until the hole is deep enough for the dead bird to be rolled into, and buried. The penguins then gather in a circle around the fresh grave and sing, Freeze a jolly good fellow. Freeze a jolly good fellow. This Pun Alley is strictly for the birds PUN ALLEY D FDick Frank Do you have 16 hours a month to help seniors in your community? SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) needs volunteers. Call 1-800-96-ELDER (or 1-800-9635337) to train as a SHINE volunteer. SHINE is a statewide volunteer-based program of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, offering counseling and assistance with Medicare, Medicaid, long-term care planning, prescription drug assistance, supplemental insurance and Medicare fraud. We will train you fully at no cost to you. The upcoming SHINE training consists of Orientation (two hours) Jan. 11 from 1 to 3 p.m.; Basic Training (three days) Feb. 13, 14 and 15, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Mentoring (six sessions) scheduled as convenient. All training on the dates above takes place at Elder Options, 100 S.W. 75th St. (Tower Rd) in Gainesville. Mentoring will be arranged with an experienced SHINE counselor in the community in which you live. Registration is required by Dec. 28 Meals are provided and mileage reimbursed. If you live more than 50 miles from Gainesville, you have the option of staying in a hotel and receiving full reimbursement during SHINE training. SHINE is dedicated to providing free and unbiased information and counseling through a dedicated network of volunteers, empowering Florida Seniors, their families and caregivers, to make informed healthcare choices. For additional information or to request a SHINE Volunteer Application Packet, call 352-692-5264 or toll free: 1800-963-5337. Volunteers sought to help elderly BY SHELDON RICHMAN If the fiscal cliff controversy isnt enough to convince you this government is one big fraud, what will it take? The budget mess was delivered to us by the same people who every step of the way claimed to be acting in our best interest. Let that sink in. Every president and every member of Congress assured us that their fiscal policies would produce prosperity and employment. What did that bipartisan policy consist of? Spending and borrowing. Good political economists (especially those of the public choice school) warned us for decades that politicians face incentives that are inimical to the peoples best interests. Politicians who want to hold on to power have every inducement to promise to spend more money to benefit key constituencies. It is the rare politician who can get elected or reelected by promising to cut spending, unless its spending that benefits only people outside his or her state or district. (Even then, politicians will vote for spending in order to win support for their own projects the practice known as logrolling.) So spending rises in good times and bad. And how are the programs to be paid for? Politicians know better than to promise to raise taxes generally, because voters tend not to like that. President Obama has shown that you can get reelected if you promise to raise taxes on the wealthy. But theres no mystery to be solved there. Of course lots of people are happy to see higher taxes on someone else. Even some wealthy people will vote for a taxraiser, anticipating that avoiding higher taxes is just a matter of asking the accountants to work a little harder. For a long while, politicians didnt need to talk about taxes at all. Thats because they had a magic way to pay for higher spending: borrowing. Once upon a time in America, borrowing to finance normal expenditures was taboo. But that taboo was worn down thanks to government-created crises and court intellectuals. We reached a point where government could run trillion-dollar budget deficits over several consecutive years and amass a national debt as big as the U.S. economy itself all without inciting a revolution. Borrowing certainly has had its advantages, for the politicians and lenders at least. It also made government programs look free. Debt could be rolled over, so the bills wouldnt have to be paid until future generations who alas dont get to vote today came along. Its especially ironic when politicians who love to invoke the welfare of our children burden those very children, not to mention their children after them, with crushing debt. Anyone who wants to leave future generations a better planet should also want to leave them a smaller, lighter government, and for the same reasons. If anyone voiced a concern about borrowing, he was silenced with the admonition that we owe it to ourselves. Of course, that bit of nonsense cant withstand scrutiny. Many people who do not own government bonds will eventually be taxed to pay the people who do own bonds. We and ourselves are not the same group. Well, all good things must come to an end, and weve reached the point where government borrowing has finally gotten a bad name. People demand that it stop. They say they dont like the debt or the deficit. So politicians must now sing a different, responsible tune. Theyre now against all that or say they are. Beware: they cant be trusted. They talk about cutting the budget, but they dont mean it. Cutting, to them, means reducing anticipated (or imaginary) future spending. As the Wall Street Journalpoints out, when Republicans and Democrats talk about cutting $4 trillion in spending over the next decade, they are fibbing: Those numbers have no real meaning because they are conjured in the wilderness of mirrors that is the federal budget process. Since 1974, Capitol Hills baseline has automatically increased spending every year according to Congressional Budget Office projections, which means before anyone has submitted a budget or cast a single vote. Tax and spending changes are then measured off that inflated baseline, not in absolute terms. In other words, the spending and borrowing will continue apace. Once again, were being swindled. 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Friday, December 14, 2012 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 26~ Friday, December 14, 2012 www.smcitizen.com ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Make a start on that new workplace challenge. But get more information before you find yourself too deeply involved without knowing in which direction you should go. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You might find things becoming tedious as your schedule slows down for the holidays. Use this time to get information about a possible post-New Year job change. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) The creative Twin finds outlets for her or his ideas in the early part of the week. The practical Twin takes it a step further and rallies support to turn the ideas into reality. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Its time to stop being intimidated by someones negative behavior. Start taking positive steps on your own to help strengthen your position down the line. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Look closely at that socalled golden opportunity. Best to be a cautious Cat who approaches things slowly, than one who pounces without knowing where youll land. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Your apology can resolve that personal situation before it overshadows the holidays. Youll feel better, even if youre only partly to blame for what happened. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Avoid overtaxing yourself, even if your energy levels are high and you feel that you can do it all. Best to pace yourself so you wont run yourself down before the holidays. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Your sense of humor helps get you through a stressful period. Some of your quick quips can take the edge off any remaining negativity being aimed at you. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Your artistic talents not only help you express yourself these days, but they also set up a line of communication between you and someone very special. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Its fine to appreciate the importance of proper form for doing things. But relax a bit in order to allow newcomers on the project to feel less intimidated by you. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Use your boundless reserve of optimism to persuade others to work with you to resolve a difficult workplace problem before it can ruin your holiday fun. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) You brim over with self-confidence as you begin to tackle a new challenge. And, before you know it, youre not alone: Others have taken the plunge with you. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a highly defined sense of commitment to others. You would make a fine social worker. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. Once upon a time there was a little tree, sometimes called a Christmas tree or holiday tree that became something very magical and special. The little tree became Fairfield Villages Little Giving Tree, and it was so very happy. The little tree had been chosen to be a part of a very special and generous activity that would make both old and young very happy. The tree (henceforth to be called Little Giving Tree) was brought out of storage in early November, 2012, so that it could become part of a yearly activity very near and dear to the hearts of Sheila and Stan Cohen. Sheila called one of her friends who loved Little Giving Tree and asked if this friend had a little table for Little Giving Tree to sit on during the months of November and early December in the lobby of Fairfield Villages Clubhouse. Sheilas friend said, Yes, I do and I just recently painted my little table dark green. It is so clean and beautiful now. May I use your little table to help my Little Giving Tree be noticed so that our neighbors here in Fairfield Village will remember what we do each holiday season? Of course, Sheilas friend replied. My little table and I would love to help with your project that does so much good and makes so many little children happy. Thank you so much, exclaimed Sheila. Stan and I want to help to make as many of our foster children friends happy again this year as we possibly can. Our neighbors here in Fairfield Village have been so generous in the past, and we know that they will be again this year. When would you like for me to bring the little table to your house? Today, if you can, said Sheila. The sooner we get the little tree out for our friends to see, the sooner they will be able to start to shop for the little angels on the tree. So Sheilas friend took the little table to become the partner with Little Giving Tree. When Sheila and Stan took the little table and little tree to the Clubhouse and set them in the lobby, both the little table and the little tree were very happy. But, the little tree and the little table became much happier when Sheila and Stan put the little cutout angels on the little tree as decorations. The little angels had information about little children who needed special friends at the holiday season. Very good and generous people would look at these little angels and choose ones that the generous people could help Santa provide gifts for. When Sheila and Stan looked at the little table holding the little tree, they were very pleased. Smiling at each other, they placed their note to the Fairfield Village neighbors that explained the significance of the display. Then they left to go home to resume their own activities until they would come back to check on the beautiful little decorations or to pick up the gifts. Later that night, after the Clubhouse lights were turned off and the building was locked for the evening, a magical thing happened. Very slowly at first, then faster and faster, the little table began to vibrate. Then the printed note began to vibrate too. Soon the little tree was vibrating as if a magical spirit were causing it to come to life. Suddenly, the little table became a special Little Green Table; the note became the Little Description of Helping; and the little tree magically became the beautiful Little Giving Tree holding on its branches little paper angels that become Little Angels of Generous Love. The Fairfield Village holiday tradition had come to life again in 2012. Many Fairfield Villagers would come to see the magical tree and become a part of the special glow of love that would be passed on to the foster children represented by the Little Angels of Generous Love. As all good stories end, and they lived happily ever after had become a possibility for the foster children identified by Sheila and Stan Cohen. As adults enjoy providing for some practical needs and some fun items for these children, the Little Giving Tree and its friends, the table, the note, and the angels, wait to say a very quiet, but very special Thank you for those who share their special love at this most wonderful season of the year 2012. The End or the Beginning of the Joy of Holiday and Christmas Sharing. A special note: Each year for many years, Sheila and Stan Cohen have spent the biggest part of their holiday season collecting and distributing special gifts to some of Marion Countys most deserving foster children. These two extraordinary people allow others of us in Fairfield Village to experience the inexplicable joy of helping children in need. Not only do these children need material things but they need to know that people like Sheila and Stan (and their generous friends) care and will share to make their lives more complete. After all, these children have the same need for love as our own children, grands, and great-grands. We recognize and appreciate that. Because of the untiring efforts of Sheila and Stan Cohen, there will be giggles of delight in the homes of foster children who might not have even expected to smile. If you would like to help, go by the Little Giving Tree and choose an Angel to show some special love this year. The Joy is contagious and completely incurable. From our lively place filled with lovely people, we encourage everyone to explore ways to catch the JOY of 2012. Priscilla Geissal is the Fairfield Village correspondent for the West Marion Messenger. The Tale of the Little Giving Tree Priscilla Geissal 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. 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Ocala Health has announced that the Florida Department of Health, Office of Trauma, has approved their application for Provisional Level II Trauma Center designation at Ocala Regional Medical Center. This designation provides Trauma Service Area (TSA) 6, composed of Marion, Hernando, and Citrus counties, with its first and only trauma center. Ocala Regional Medical Center began receiving all patients who meet trauma alert criteria as put forth by the State of Florida, as of 7 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. This designation means we can now provide residents of Marion and surrounding counties with trauma care in their own community and ensure that critically injured patients have access to treatment faster, which could mean the difference between life and death, explains Randy McVay, Chief Executive Officer, Ocala Health. We are proud to be able to meet a true community need for easier access to comprehensive trauma care when minutes matter. The golden hour refers to a time period lasting from a few minutes to several hours following traumatic injury, during which there is the highest likelihood that prompt medical treatment will help to decrease death and disability. Prior to Ocala Regional gaining provisional status, EMS and first responder teams were required to transport patients to facilities outside TSA 6 to centers in Gainesville and Tampa. The development of a trauma program was a natural next step in the evolution of Ocala Regional Medical Center and is a very proud milestone for Ocala Health. More than $6.5 million has already been invested in developing the program, which is part of the USF/HCA Trauma Network. Community hospitals like Ocala Regional are able to meet local needs for trauma services through affiliations with major academic universities and medical schools. Ocala Regional Medical Center joins five other hospitals in the USF/HCA Trauma Network, which was created to complement the States existing trauma system, and to provide better access to those citizens living in currently underserved areas, said James M. Hurst, MD, FACS, Professor of Surgery, USF, and USF/HCA Trauma Network Medical Director. We look forward to workingFriday, December 14, 2012 ~ 25 www.smcitizen.com Attend the worship service of your choice... When he was in a mood to expand his empire, Napoleon Bonaparte derogated the British, as a nation of shopkeepers, unfit for a war against France. The Little Corporal, as he was known, did not create the shopkeeper snub. He borrowed it. Napoleon was quoting British economist Adam Smith, who said in his famous book Wealth of Nations that to found a great empire for the sole purpose of raising a nation of customers is a project fit only for a country run by shopkeepers. Smith had borrowed the snarky comment from Samuel Adams, a founding father of the United States. Currently we hear chatter from both sides of the political aisle about encouraging small and medium businesses to produce more jobs, generate more tax revenue, and revitalize the middle class. Sounds good, but how? President Obamas vision is rebuilding the national economy from the middle class out by making more government investments in education, infrastructure, and home grown clean energy. If we lead the world in college graduates by 2020, as the president envisions, will the new middle class be made up of school teachers, construction workers, and renewable energy technicians, all of whom will have college degrees and be indirect employees of the federal government? Mr. Obamas version of Economics 101 is predicated on a theory that the middle class can grow the economy, create jobs into the foreseeable future, and reduce government deficits. As always the middle class would have to contribute considerable tax revenue to finance government investment spending. There is no free ride for workers. When we hear about the presidents ambitious vision, we imagine a nation of shop owners, strip malls, and production of energy in the same way we make maple syrup from indigenous trees. As they say in baseball, thats small ball singles and bunts. Small ball may be all we can expect for the foreseeable future. Small businesses hire few employees. Five or ten hires in every new business across the nation will not create a spending boom. Despite the vagueness of the presidents visions, we make no endorsement of the old ideas offered by Republicans. As economist Robert Samuelson has observed, their economic ideas are broken models. World demand for U.S. exports is unlikely to grow in the current economy. Even once booming China is having economic difficulties. Were in a worldwide recession, and it isnt going away. During the Bush administration, with the help of a few congressional Democrats, the administration played deaf and dumb for eight years, while mortgage banking was turned into a racket and financial markets were creating make-believe paper money products. The whole economic system was a broken model. Business investment spending, which generates the most economic growth, isnt going to happen until they see more customer demand and less government regulation on the horizon. In the meanwhile, Democrats believe government should spend more to stimulate demand, and Republicans insist business would invest if government would get off their backs. Our guess is the White House visionary will have his way. www.smcitizen.com 8~ Friday, December 14, 2012 Those who remember Howard Cosell, the brash sports announcer on television years ago, will recall that one of his favorite sayings was Tell it like it is. He pushed using plain language to describe what was going on, not any fancy words that might tend to hide the truth. No one is suggesting anything sinister here, but I will admit I never heard of the word flyover with regards to a bridge until I started covering the news here. Every other place Ive been, its been called a bridge or an overpass. A flyover was something that planes do at veteran ceremonies. But regardless, I felt a real sense of accomplishment as I attended the ribbon-cutting and opening of the new 42nd Street Flyover last Thursday at the east side of the bridge. I had followed this project since its inception, with the groundbreaking just a little over a year ago, and I marveled at how well the contractor did the job ahead of schedule. But most of all, I was glad to see something that will make travel from west to east in Ocala just a little bit easier. I have to admit, that when the concept was first announced, I didnt think Id still be around when it was finished. But this was the final link connecting State Road 200 with Maricamp Road (also known as State Road 464 in some spots and County Road 464 in others). Im still a little shaky on how traffic will be affected on State Road 200 where the roads intersect. With estimates of 22,000 vehicles a day on the bridge, its reasonable to assume that 11,000 of them will be going west and feeding into the highway. Hows that going to work? Well just wait and see. I walked up to the bridge from my parking spot with Father Patrick Sheedy, pastor of Blessed Trinity Catholic Church and, by extension, Trinity Catholic High School. He pointed out how much easier it would be for the students to come from the west, but he added that they would have to be careful on the road. One of the speakers mentioned that the new road, dubbed Osceola Boulevard, would ease traffic on State Road 200 and the 17th Street corridor. For drivers thats good, but what about the merchants. The stores in the mall, across the road from the mall, and all along 17th Street are going to get thousands fewer cars passing their doors every day. That could really hamper walk-in traffic. The next thing to watch is whats going to happen on 42nd Street just east of the Interstate. Right now, on the south side of the road, theres a whole lot of nothing, and on the north side, once you get west of Hawthorne Village, theres also a lot of vacant land. Presumably, this could become prime commercial sites (theres already a for sale sign on one commercial plot of land), and heres hoping the county and city make sure that there is discipline in permitting the developments (maybe even service roads) as this area grows. For now, though, its a great wide open road, with few traffic lights, side streets and no stop signs. So if you have to go crosscounty, use it and enjoy. Just remember, the speed limit is 40, all the way.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. We dont like to keep harping on anything, but we are constantly hearing about new scams that are meant to separate residents of Marion County from their money. Add to that the danger of theft during the holidays, and it can be an unsafe time for many. So we are going to repeat what should be some common sense rules. 1. Never give out personal information over the phone unless you initiated the call. You never know, despite what the other caller might say, who you are talking to and what is going to be done with your information. Something as innocuous as your date of birth can open the door for all sorts of con artists and identity thieves. 2. Never let a stranger into your home if you didnt initiate the contact. Providing access to some people is like saying, Here, rob me. 3. If you hire someone to do work on the inside of your home, never let them out of your sight. Things can disappear quickly and quietly if youre not careful. Something as simple as letting an outdoor worker in to use the restroom can provide him access to things you might not want him to have. If you do allow this, make sure you watch to see that he doesnt go to any other room in the house. 4. When you are shopping, protect your purse and/or wallet at all times. Sometimes it might be better to carry just your keys, driver license and credit or debit card. 5. When using your debit card, make sure no one is looking when you punch in your PIN. And never leave the register until youre sure the transaction has completely cleared so the person behind you has to start over. 6. If youre shopping in more than one store, dont leave items visible in your car where people can see whats in there. It only takes seconds for a smash and grab. 7. When your car is left outside all night, make sure its locked and you have the keys. And dont leave a key in a secret place on your car. Burglars all know where to look first. 8. Heres a new scam we just heard about. Someone called a small business in our area and said they were from the IRS and they were going to be audited. Then they asked the business to send a copy of its tax returns to them. The owner got suspicious and did not follow through, a wise move. Again, if you didnt initiate the call, dont send anything. So just follow common sense during the next couple of weeks, and youll have a much merrier Christmas than if you dont. S UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Protect your money this Christmas Tell it like it is: Its just an overpass Jim Flynn Columnist Should we rebuild outside in or inside out? Jim Clark Editor READER OPINIONS INVITED LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Honor FlightThe Ocala Honor Flight 5 was a great trip for the World War II veterans to see their WWII monument in Washgont, D.C. Everyone was sorry that only one plane was able to make the trip, but I know the others will be happy to go in the spring. There was a large welcoming crowd to greet the veterans on their return home. I was a part of the crowd waving a flag as they departed the plane amid the beautiful fireworks. A big thank you to all the organizers, volunteers and helpers who made the trip possible. Thank you also to all the contributors who donated money and to all who contributed in memory of my husband, Paul R. Millett, who was very fortunate to have made Flight 4 a year ago. God bless America and all veterans. Ann Millett OcalaNational debt scamThe national debt runs about 100 billion dollars a month. If the top 2 percent of earners pay an Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com PLEASESEELETTERS, PAGE9 000DJFR ORMC approved as trauma center with Ocala Health to improve access to trauma care throughout Marion, Hernando and Citrus Counties. Darwin Noel Ang, MD, PhD, FACS, Medical Director of Trauma Services at Ocala Regional Medical Center, is also the Director of the USF/HCA Trauma Research and Analysis Center. This Center combines the resources of Morsani College of Medicine, USFs School of Public Health and the USF/HCA Trauma Network in quality and outcomes research. For the last nine months, Ocala Health leadership and staff have been working on several fronts to prepare to care for the communitys most critically injured patients. Significant efforts included construction of a rooftop helipad and resuscitation rooms in the Emergency Department, critical care training for staff at all levels of patient care, and the addition of more than 40 new staff members and 15 specialists. Read the classifieds The Munroe Regional Medical Center Board of Directors has approved Munroe Regional Medical Center moving forward to enter into a formal affiliation with the Surgery Center of Ocala, 3241 S.W. 34th St., Ocala. As a result of this affiliation, Munroe Regional will become an owner in the Surgery Center of Ocala. The transaction is taking effect this month. The formal affiliation will consist of three owners: Munroe Regional Medical Center, Symbion Healthcare and OcalaSurg. Symbion will manage the day-to-day operations of the Surgery Center. "Munroe Regional Medical Center is pleased to enter into this affiliation with the Surgery Center of Ocala," said Steve Purves, president and CEO at Munroe Regional. "This affiliation embodies our continued mission of both preparing for a more integrated healthcare delivery system under today's health reform and working collaboratively with our physicians. With this new partnership, Munroe Regional's expansion of surgical services benefits both our physicians and patients. We believe this to be a win-win for our community, physicians and Munroe Regional." As a physician in the community for over 20 years and a partner in the Surgery Center of Ocala for over 15 years it only makes sense that our two community leaders in surgical healthcare combine forces for years to come, said Dr. David McFaddin, President of the Board at the Surgery Center of Ocala. Symbion is proud of its partnerships with leading healthcare delivery systems, like Munroe Regional Medical Center. In this ever changing health care marketplace, strategic alliances with hospitals are key to the success of free-standing independent ambulatory surgery centers, said Michael Guarino, administrator at the Surgery Center of Ocala. Our experience developing and operating surgical facilities gives hospitals like Munroe Regional, the freedom to focus on their core business, while offering patients a high quality, low-cost alternative for outpatient services. Surgery Center in formal affiliation with Munroe Alzheimers caregivers can join support groupIf you are a caregiver of a loved one with Dementia or Alzheimers disease, or have been recently diagnosed with the disease, Emeritus Ocala West would like to invite you to our monthly support groups. In addition to peer support, the groups will also invite specialists in the field who can answer questions about Dementia and Alzheimers disease, its causes, how a diagnosis is made and current research, as well as coping mechanisms for caregivers. Emeritus Ocala West staff will be available to discuss our unique Join Their Journey Program. There is no cost to attend this group and everyone who is living with a friend or family member with Dementia or Alzheimers is encouraged to attend. Support groups are the second Tuesday of each month from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. or the last Thursday of every month from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Please contact Tanja Papa, Memory Care Director at 352-861-4444 for more information. Emeritus Ocala West is at 9070 S.W. 80th Ave., Ocala. 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 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 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 Phone (352) 861-9080 Sunday Services 10:30 a.m. 6:00 p.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Monday Morning Christians JOIN US IN WORSHIP 9045 SW 60th Ave. Ocala, FL 000DANR Bible Studies Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Southwest Christian Church 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 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 000CHQO F irs t Congr eg a tional United Chur ch of Chris t A Pr ogr essiv e Community of F aith in the Hear t of Centr al Florida Sunday Worship 10:30 am Adult Bible Discussion 12:00 Noon God is still speaking, Jesus didn t reject people. Neither do we. 7171 SW SR 200, Ocala, FL 352-237-3035 uccocala.org Dr. H.W. McSwain, Jr., Pastor S OUTH M ARION C ITIZEN D IRECT OR Y A SK FOR M ICHEL N OR THSEA AT 854-3986 The Reason to Believe... Wor ship Call t o 682184

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Friday, December 14, 2012 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 24~ Friday, December 14, 2012 www.smcitizen.com additional 4 or 5 percent in taxes, the monthly debt will drop all the way down to 97 billion dollars. The promise of future cuts in expenses flies in the face of all that we seniors are warned of on a regular basis by the media, law enforcement and politicos. Never pay in advance for the promise of future services. It might just be a scam. The cliff looks like a better deal. Bill Riola Oak RunNo more holocaustsThere is no excuse for another holocaust. None. There is too much information, communication, and technology today for anyone to remain ignorant. Yet we still have brainwashed, propagandized useful idiots among us. There is a new fly in the ointment, we now have regular useful idiots, and Ivy League educated useful idiots. What a waste of money that was. Now we have them on the bottom, and the top. It is called progress, or should I say progressive? Both groups are brain challenged. Everyone in this nation can see that we are besieged by government corruption. No brainer. Some of us can see ways to fix things without destroying or sacrificing our deeply held moral convictions and beliefs, plus our fiscal and political systems, while others want to throw out everything. Do not try to help destroy the greatest system ever devised by humankind. Pitch in, help to fix what needs fixing. We are fighting for America. Will it be America, or Amerika? Fix: 1. Get us out of the U.N. That will do wonders for the U.S., save a lot of money. 2. Stop ALEC. They write the laws that favor certain groups. Laws that Congress should write, and read. This is the mechanism by which corporations gain illicit power. 3. Repeal Federal Reserve Act of 1913. A private corporation controls our money supply. Is that OK with you? 4. Take feds out of education. They are your kids, you know what is best. Local control empowers parents, not government. 5. Get the IRS off our backs. 6. Get excessive bureaucratic layer of government off our backs. It costs too much, and they are freeloaders. Too many make-work jobs. 7. Add your own pet peeves to the list: here. D.I. Larson Ocala Read the classifieds LETTERSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 The Christmas holiday season is always ablaze with beautiful colors. I find it hard to be gloomy or grumpy this time of the year. I must confess, not everybody belongs to this Holiday Cheer Club. It is an exclusive club but open to anybody who is tired of being grumpy. Colors abound throughout the season and the Christmas songs highlight this. Im Dreaming of a White Christmas. Ill Have a Blue Christmas Without You. Rudolph the Red Nosed reindeer. Oh, the wonderful colors of Christmas. One of the most obvious colors of Christmas is green. Right at the center of this Christmas holiday is the Christmas tree decked from top to bottom in beautiful colors and lights. Nothing says Christmas quite like an old-fashioned Christmas tree. My thoughts along this line are, let the grumps and grouches complain about the Christmas tree. For myself, I will look with admiring wonder at the beauty of the Christmas tree. Then of course, who could forget good old Santa Claus dressed in his red suit. I never could figure out why Santas suit was always red. Throughout the years, I never gave it too much thought and assumed it was a fashion statement from the North Pole. I had some time this week to do a little rummaging through my old thought gallery. For the most part, we only celebrate Christmas once a year. I think Charles Dickens had it right with old Mr. Scrooge, after his conversion, celebrating Christmas every day of the year. I wonder what kind of world this would be if all of us would celebrate Christmas every day of the year? If I were president of the United States, I would enact a law that would set aside one year to be a year of celebrating Christmas all 365 days. I think I would only have to do it once and nobody would want to go back to the old grumpy times of celebrating it only one time out of the year. I was thinking about this the other night when the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage jarred me back to reality. Have you, she queried Ill have a red Christmas, thank you OUT TO PASTOR J SRev. James L. Snyder PLEASESEEPASTOR, PAGE10 The First Congreational United Church of Christ of Ocala had its annual cookie walk Dec.8. The doors had to be opened a little early so the early birds could get their cookies early when there was a good selection. Countless cookies and varieties were available for hungry people. A decorated bag with a glove was sold at the entrance which was taken into the hall where several cookies were a ready to be placed in the bag. Several hours were spent on Saturday by the committee taking cookies out of their containers and placed on nice looking serving trays. Most cookie donaters labeled the containers with the kind of cookie they contained. Hopefully the cookies made it home and not all were eaten on the way home. For information about the church call 352-237-3035. PHOTOS BY MIKE ROPPELPutting out the cookies before the hungy mob surveyed and purchased cookies is Marilee Hickman. A day for cookies Cherry Jones is getting a tray of cookies ready to bring from the kitchen to the big hall. This hand belongs to a hungry guy as he is filling a bag with cookies. Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com 11251 S.W. Highway 484 (1.3 Miles West of State Road 200) 352-465-7272 Sunday 8:00 A.M. Holy Eucharist 10:00 A.M. Holy Eucharist Tuesday 9:00 A.M. Morning Prayer, Mass, and Healing Thursday 9:00 A.M. Morning Prayer, Mass, and Rosary Weekday Groups: Tues. & Thurs. Noon AA Tues. 6:30pm Cub Scout Pack 508 2nd Sat 8am Fellowship Breakfast at IHOP Episcopal Episcopal Church Church of the Advent of the Advent 000CNOY adventepiscopal.net 9330 SW 105th St., Ocala, FL 34481 854-9550 www.ocalawestumc.com 100th Ave. SW 105th St SW 110th St 484 Marion Oaks Library SW 103rd St Pine Run OTOW 80th Ave. 60th Ave. 49th Ave. Oak Run 200 484 A Place for You... Rev. Alan Jefferson No matter what your age is, no matter where You come from, no matter who you are, There is a place for you at Ocala West UMC Traditional Worship 8:00 & 11:00 A.M. Casual & Contemporary 9:30 A.M. Children & Youth Ministries 000CG1V 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 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 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 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 000DGAB 000COJM 4800 SW 20th St Ocala, FL 34474 352-237-5611 www.bereanbaptist.net Ber ean Bapt ist Church Independent F undament al Dr Mike Patton Pastor Sunday Bible Study 9:45am Sunday Worship 10:45am & 6:00pm Wednesday Bible Study 7:00pm Assistive Listening System Nursery pr ovided for all services 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 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 S OUTH M ARION C ITIZEN D IRECT OR Y A SK FOR M ICHEL N OR THSEA AT 854-3986 The Reason to Believe... Wor ship Call t o 71 1 195 000DEGX 000DCON

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Friday, December 14, 2012 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com 10~ Friday, December 14, 2012 www.smcitizen.com most seriously, finished with your Christmas shopping? Christmas shopping! I had forgotten about it. I know we celebrate Christmas every year but I sometimes get so caught up with celebrating Christmas I forget about buying Christmas presents. After all, that Christmas tree would be somewhat naked if there were not Christmas presents to litter around the bottom. I had to look at my wife and say, No, I havent even started. By the time the dust of that thought settled I had to ask her, How many Christmas presents do I have to buy? Silly boy, she said with a chuckle that could compete with good old Santa Claus any day of the week, youve got to buy Christmas presents for everybody in our family. Then she chuckled some more just to set that thought into my cranium. Everybody in our family? Now I am beginning to see red. Santas red suit has nothing to do with a North Pole fashion statement; it has everything to do with my financial statement. I got a piece of paper and together my wife and I jotted down all of the members in our family. A few members I wanted to veto, but my wife vetoed my veto. By the time we were done, I would have to purchase Christmas presents for hundreds and hundreds of family members. Boy, did I see red! At the beginning of the month of December, my checkbook is in the black, but each day of the month the black begins to fade into expanding shades of red. By the time the 24th of the month comes around my checkbook is a solid, brilliant, scarlet red. I sighed quite deeply as I closed my checkbook. I almost said to my wife, Remember the day? I stopped short of vocalizing that thought. I thought back when we first were married, which seems like hundreds of years ago, we only got presents for each other. I bought one present for her and she bought one present for me. What a Merry Christmas we had back in the day. A few days later as we were wrapping those presents I began thinking of another color. I looked at my wife and said, This must be what they mean when they talked about the golden days. She laughed, and I thought some more. My thoughts centered on the fact of what a wonderful family we have. After all those years, we have accumulated a marvelous family. Thinking about all the ones in my family, I began to retract those thoughts of veto. You know, I said to my wife quite thoughtfully, red becomes my checkbook. All that red means all that family. The Christmas holiday season means family. There is no family more glorious than the family of God. The Bible says, For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life (John 3:16 KJV). The whole spirit of Christmas has to do with giving, and God started it all. I do not mind a red Christmas because everyone in my family is worth it. As Tiny Tim said, God bless us all, everyone.Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866-552-2543 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com. PASTORCONTINUED FROM PAGE 9 Pastor T. William Fortune began as interim pastor in October 1992. He was called as Senior Pastor in December 1992. He assisted in the starting of Primera Iglesia Bautista, pastored by Dr. Porfirio Matos, and is now located at the intersection of Marion Oaks Lane and Marion Oaks Manor. Primera Iglesia Bautista met in the Maranatha Baptist Church facilities from 1993 until 2001. Pastor Fortune has recognized that Gods sure hand of blessing has been on Pastor Matos and the congregation of Primera Bautista having surpassed the mother church (Maranatha Baptist Church) in attendance and membership with the constant and steady growth of the Hispanic population of Marion Oaks. He praised Pastor Matos for his leadership and diligence in reaching Hispanics. There will be a brief acknowledgement in the Sunday Worship Service on Dec. 16, 2012 at 10:45 a.m. The membership of Maranatha Baptist Church would like to extend an invitation to all the Marion Oaks residents and community leaders who would like to show your appreciation to Pastor and Mrs. Fortune to be present. Please attend your personal church first and arrive at 12:15 p.m., if you can show your support and appreciation for the ministry of Pastor and Mrs. Fortune at a time of fellowship in the fellowship hall. Maranatha Baptist Church is at 525 Marion Oaks Trail. Pastor Fortune also assisted in starting the Florida Highlands Baptist Church which is now completely independent and pastored by Michael Muffet, former Associate Pastor of Maranatha Baptist Church. While small in number, the church is growing and reaching Florida Highlands residents with the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. Maranatha Baptist Church credits its growth and many blessings to a very strong missionary emphasis. Having been missionaries for almost 10 years with the Maranatha pastor marks 20th year PLEASESEEMARANATHA, PAGE14 BY JIM CLARK EditorPatrick Kennedy of the Evangeline Booth Apartments sat in his motorized chair and solemnly watched the Pearl Harbor Memorial ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park in Ocala on Friday, Dec. 7. Although he was not at Pearl Harbor himself, he was attending in memory of his cousin, Atticus Lee Blanton, who once lived in Lady Lake. Blanton was lost on the Arizona when it was sunk by the Japanese during the attack. He is listed on the casualty list as an S.F.c3 in the U.S. Navy. The gray skies and occasional mist only added to the somber feelings of the small crowd that attended. The Kingdom of the Sun Concert Band played patriotic music leading up to the ceremony, which was headed by emcee Jeffrey Askew, director of Marion County Veterans Services. Randy West of the Rolling Thunder Chapter 3 gave the invocation, and Francis Marion Military Academy cadets presented the colors. After Marcia Muncaster sang the National Anthem, there were various short speeches and ceremonies, including the missing man table. Last Friday marked the 71st anniversary of the attack that drew the United States into World War II. Ceremony recalls Pearl Harbor attack photos by jim clarkRolling Thunder members help sing the National Anthem. Francis Marion Military Academy students presented the colors. Patrick Kennedy of Ocala attended in honor of his cousin, Atticus Lee Blanton, who died on the Arizona. 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Friday, December 14, 2012 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 22~ Friday, December 14, 2012 www.smcitizen.com The annual Oak Run golf cart parade will take place on only one night, Wednesday, Dec. 19. It will start at the Orchid Club overflow parking lot at 6:15 p.m. and proceed down the main boulevard to Palm Grove. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at Palm Grove after the parade and seasonal drinks and desserts will be served. Remember that unlike prior to last year there will be only one parade, on Dec. 19, and that it will only travel down the main boulevard.Do You Remember? 2011 Christmas ParadeTune in channel 12 for Len Teitlers presentation of the 2011 Christmas Golf Cart Parade, narrated by Anna Boodee. It will air following FYI daily at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. from Dec. 14 to Dec 21. Ambassadors New Years Eve DanceRing in the New Year on Monday, Dec. 31, at the Some Enchanted Evening Dance with music by Diane and Mitch. Festivities will take place at Palm Grove from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Ticket sales will be this coming Monday, Dec. 17, from 8 to 10 a.m. in the Orchid Club card room and Tuesday, Dec. 18, from 9 to 10 a.m. in the Orchid Club lobby. Cost is $25 per person. Make your check payable to ORHA; no cash please. Genealogy ClubThe next meeting of the Oak Run Genealogy Club will be on Dec. 21 in the Orchid Club card room at 9:30 a.m. On the agenda will be the introduction of the club officers for 2013 and the planning of the holiday party scheduled for Jan. 18. Because of the enthusiastic support of our members in hearing family genealogy stories and research success, Bill Balch and Jim Waddell will conclude our 2012 meetings with stories about their interesting ancestors. As always, please look at Channel 12 and the blog at www.orgenealogy.blogspot. com for announcements of all activities for the meeting. If you are not familiar with how to read and use a blog, our blog administrator will help you. If we think about it, all of us have stories to tell about our ancestors. Perhaps it would be even more interesting to delve into the past a little deeper. Oak Run residents are invited to attend meetings and join our club. The annual membership is $6 and comes with entitlements such as help in finding the missing links in the family tree, meeting others with the genealogy addiction and a holiday party.Showcase of StarsJoin us for the celebration of the season on Saturday, Dec. 22, at Palm Grove at 7 p.m. Our Christmas cottage will be back for this holiday show. As always, admission is free and there will be door prizes and 50/50. Winter Water Exercise Sign-UpSign-up for the winter Water Exercise program will be Jan. 9, in the Orchid Club card room from 9 to 11a.m. You may register for a friend who is unable to attend that day, however, a contact phone number is required During the winter session each participant will attend only one class per week. The time for classes offered at the Aquatic Club are: Starting Jan. 15, Tuesday or Thursday at 4:30 p.m. Starting Jan. 16, Wednesday or Friday 9, 10 or 11 a.m. Classes will be filled by random drawing. Good luck and we hope to see you on Jan. 9.Performing Arts Company of Oak RunThe Performing Arts Company of Oak Run has completed its auditions for their March 2013 play, The Odd Couple. Patty Waddell and her audition committee have chosen the following cast members: Bonnie Kreider as Olive Madison, DiAnne Klatt as Florence Unger, Marlena Yaich as Sylvie (Marlena is a newcomer to the Oak Run stage), Arlene Raguso as Mickey, Rose Ann Piscitelli as Renee, Diane Porterfield as Vera, Lenny Klatt as Manolo Costazuela and Frank Porterfield as Jesus Costazuela. All the actors should give our audiences a good show. Those of you who are familiar with the movie and stage presentations of the odd couple know what a funny situational comedy this is. Rehearsals will commence on Jan. 2 and the first ticket sale will be on Jan. 12. Look for our flyer in the January Oak Run Newsletter for more complete information on the show. In the interim, reservations for the dinner theatre can be made by calling Shari Weber at 352-854-0116 and for the other three shows call Linda Noel at 352-8739908.Irish American ClubThe Irish American Clubs holiday party was held on Thursday, Nov. 15, and a fun time was had by all. However, we have noChristmas golf cart parade will take place Dec. 19 OAK RUN C WCarol AnnWheeler Showcase of Stars Christmas cottage. PLEASESEEOAK RUN, PAGE12 000DEC5 Sullivan Serving Ocala For over 31 Years www.SullivanCadillac.com 4040 SW College Rd., Ocala 352-732-4700 Toll Free 888-449-9890 *PLUS TAX, TAG, TITLE SEASONS BEST EVENT Our Gift To You! 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Friday, December 14, 2012 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com 12~ Friday, December 14, 2012 www.smcitizen.com CALL TOM OR SUSIE AT 854-3986To place your food ad in this section!Color RED isfree! ticed that we are getting fewer and fewer people for each function. It is impossible to continue the club if we do not get enough people who will attend the functions Therefore, we will be collecting 2013 membership dues at the sale for our annual St. Pattys Day party on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the Orchid Club lobby between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Please remember that our club is open to any fun loving Oak Run resident, Irish or not. The number of people who decide to join or rejoin our club, as well as the number of tickets purchased, will be the determining factors in our decision on the future of the club. We hope that we shall not be forced to disband the club, and we look forward to seeing you all for future functions in 2013.Oak Run TravelWe forgot to report on the huge success of the Mystery Dinner Theatre trip on Nov. 17. The food was great and the performance by the professionals from Sleuths Mystery Dinner Theatre in Orlando was outstanding. A few members of the audience participated and the audience helped solve the mystery. What a night!! Trip No. 13, Wonders of Winter Park and Treasures of Tiffany, will be on March 8. We will visit the opulent homes in Winter Park and have a tour of a Spanish farm house that sets the tone for the whole community. After a guided boat trip through their chain of lakes connected by canals, we will experience the most comprehensive collection of stained glass by Louis Tiffany. Lunch on your own while visiting exclusive shops along Park Avenue. Call Jim and Naomi Anzalone, hosts, to get more information and tickets. Make Your Own Chocolate is a trip to the Farris and Foster Candy Shop in Orlando on March 11. You will actually make the chocolate for yourself or to put in Easter baskets, etc. Then you will have lunch on your own at a nearby mall followed by some time for shopping. The cost is only $45 per person which includes the bus drivers tip. We will leave at 9 a.m. Call Duke and Joanne Misener for tickets before they are all gone. On March 17, go with us to the Show Palace Theatre for a fine buffet at 1:30 p.m. followed by the show at 3 p.m. The show is Joseph And The Amazing Dream Coat, which is a delightful Biblical parable about Joseph and his coat of many colors. He has prophetic dreams and is his fathers favorite son. His brothers sell him into slavery in Egypt where he rises to a position of importance because of his dreams. The music varies from countrywestern and calypso to rock n roll. Call Rita Stotz for tickets. The cost is $68.50 per person including buffet and bus drivers tip. A few tickets for the Bill Cosby show are still available. Any Bill Cosby fans who have not bought their tickets for his show on March 23, had better call Eleanor and Rich Feltenburger right away. You may remember Bills renowned show Himself from years ago. It was hilarious and some of those routines will be in this show along with his take on our everyday faults, foibles and successes. Cost is $69 per person and includes the bus drivers tip.Royal Oaks Ladies 18 Hole GolfOn Tuesday, Dec. 4, we held our annual Two Best Balls Christmas Tournament. The weather wasnt very Christmas-ish but how can you complain about 78 degrees and sunny. The winning teams were: First PlaceSylvia Zappia, Lynn Houghton, Rhonda LeBlanc, and Arlene Zimmerman; Second PlaceCarole Dygert, Judy Klein, Donna Gwin, and Inga Szabo; Third PlaceJan Tennant, Bea Terry, Maureen Edwards, and Kathleen Kollar. Lynn Houghton was Closest to the Pin. The tournament was followed by a delicious lunch prepared by the Royal Oaks staff. Donna Topp provided a musical accompaniment for our Christmas carols. The entire ROWGO membership OAK RUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 11 On a brisk Florida Fall morning, Oak Runners gathered to walk in the annual Hoofin it for Hospice event. They are pictured in front of Palm Grove before they began their trek on a course that meandered through Eagles Point. Bagels, donuts, muffins, fruit, coffee, tea, and water, which were donated by Bagelicious, Walmart, and Publix, were available to everyone following their return from the walk. This years Hoofin was another rousing success surpassing last years record/raising just over $11,000. This total gets Oak Run half way toward its third room at Legacy House. There were many volunteers that helped make this years Hoofm such a success. They are obviously too many to name, but significant recognition goes to Yogi Andrew and Ingrid Crane and Damian and Audrey Romano for their tremendous efforts in garnering the most contributions from Oak Run. We would also like to thank Karen Haven and Jennifer Harmon from Legacy House for their support. On Veterans Day weekend, the Ocala-based Marine Corps League 1072 celebrated not only Veterans Day but also the Marine Corps birthday with a ball held at the Orchid Club. The affair was emceed by Andy Butler, the Leagues senior vice commander, and all in attendance enjoyed a fantastic meal prepared by Royal Oaks, along with listening to dance music by George. In attendance were League Commandant Bernard Gray, Chaplain John Wargo, Adjutant Ed Kreczmer, Paymaster Fred Howatineck, Eugene Hunter, sergeant-at-arms and Donald Eckerdt, the judge advocate. Also present was Jim McCarthy, who is the Ocala Toys for Tots distributor. Many ceremonial activities were presented throughout the evening with an emphasis on fun. Happy 237th birthday to the Marine Corps. PLEASESEEOAK RUN, PAGE14 THOSE WHO SAVE US By Jenna Blum A middle-aged professor of German history is haunted by her discovery of a photograph showing her mother, Anna, with a Nazi officer during World War II. Believing the officer to be her real father instead of the American GI her mother married after the war, Trudy is driven by guilt about her heritage. Compounding the situation is Anna Schlemmers stony silence about her life in Germany during the war. The truthrevealed early in the novel is that Trudy was fathered by a Jewish doctor her mother loved deeply. The book is really two stories in one: Annas terrifying war story and Trudys contemporary one. As is the case with such a format one story overshadows the other. Annas is, of course, more riveting. To those readers who complain about the back-and-forth method the author explains in an interview that it was necessary to offer through Trudy some release from the horror tales of WWII Germany. Jenna Blum is half-Jewish and provides in Those Who Save Us the perspective of non-Jews who survived the war in Nazi Germany. To that end she has Trudy conduct a survey about non-Jewish survivors that counters a colleagues study of Holocaust victims. Whereas on the face of it the novel is about German experiences during WWII, it is about much more like the psychological effects of abuse and humiliation and what some call the Stockholm Syndrome. Years later when her American husband Jack asks Anna if she loved the Nazi she cohabited with for years she replies, We Come to Love Those Who Save Us. She might have added even those who shame us. Are the characters convincing? Here readers disagree. Some find their behavior given their circumstances completely believable. Others find Anna nave and uninformed and her small contributions of food to the Buchenwald prisoners too little and too late. Others applaud Anna but find Trudys guilt in wearing only dark clothing excessive. Bottom line: its a tense story and one many readers could not put down. A tense story that some readers cant put down BOOK MARK P WPat Wellington Upcoming Moose Lodge eventsDec. 14, Friday, Fish or Shrimp 5 to 7 p.m. Randy Stanley Karaoke 6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 15, Saturday, Christmas Party, Moose is providing ham, mac and cheese. Bring a dish for a pot luck at 5 p.m. and bring a gift from each person attending. Randy (Santa) Stanley entertaining 6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 16. Sunday, Bar Bingo 4 to 6 p.m., Football in the Social Quarters. Dec. 17, Monday, Coney dogs all day. Dec. 18, Tuesday, Dart League at 5:45. Dec. 19, Wednesday, Membership appreciation, 3 to 5 p.m. Dec. 20, Thursday, Cards 1 p.m., shuffleboard 7 p.m. Dec. 21 Friday, Fish or Shrimp 5 to 7 p.m. David Baldwin 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. 000DINP J&J SEAFOOD Formerly at Hwy 40 & 60th A ve. NEW LOCA TION S.W 7351 S.R. 200 352.236.0199 Open 7 days a week Daily Fresh Fish! Clams Shrimp Conch Squid Oysters Crawfish 8 oz. Lobster Tails Octopus OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK Accepting Food Stamps H A P P Y H O L I D A Y S MAR YLAND CRAB CAKES SOFT SHELL CRABS FRESH O Y STERS PINTS Now Carrying Fresh Cod Large Fillets $9.95/lb. FRESH STONE CLAWS CALL FOR DAILY SPECIALS 11100 SW 93 Ct. Rd. 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Friday, December 14, 2012 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 20~ Friday, December 14, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Marions Most Wanted James Brown, 43, felony order to revoke bond. Jeremy L. Collins, 28, felony violation of probation driving while license suspended revoked etc., third offense. Latrel Arnette Griffin, 21, felony warrant aggravated assault with a firearm, resisting a law enforcement officer without violence. Derek Kyle Horne, 27, felony bench warrant failure to appear drug court, introduce contraband into detention facility, driving while license suspended etc. Natika Page, 27, felony warrant burglary of a dwelling while armed, grand theft statutory property, dealing in stolen property, falsification of ownership to pawnbroker. Jessica Nicole Steffey, 38, felony vilation of probation uttering forged checks, grand theft, fraudulent use of personal identification information. Two Ocala residents were accused of retail grand theft and tampering with evidence after a computer and monitor were allegedly taken from Walmart on State Road 200 on the evening of Dec. 5-6. Shane Allen Jacobs, 36, of Southeast 46th Court, and Brandy Shea Anderson, of Northeast 9th Avenue, both face charges and both were issued traspass warnings. According to the Marion County Sheriffs Office, deputies were called to Walmart after a reported theft. The suspects were seen leaving in a green vehicle. Later, a deputy on County Road 484 in about the 4000 block spotted a car matching the description traveling at a high rate of speed. The deputy stopped the car, and Anderson allegedly told the deputy she had thrown the monitor and computer out of the car near Marion Oaks. Both were later recovered. Anderson was reportedly the one who took the items, worth $770, and Jacobs denied any knowledge or involvement. When the couple fled the store, they left behind another female, who was not charged. As of Wednesday morning, Jacobs, who has a record of several arrests in the past six years, was being held on $8,000 bond. Anderson was also still in jail as of Wednesday, under a bond of $4,000. A 22-year-old female was arrested after she allegedly took some items from costmetics. Stevie Taylor Baker of Oxfordwas accused of retail petit theft.She was released in a few hours on $250 bond. Theft charged; computer tossed from vehicle Citizens can take pride in the high score Marion County Fire Rescue earned on the State of Florida Department of Healths Bureau of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) audit. This state audit takes place every two years and tests all emergency services that provide advanced life support (ALS) and basic life support (BLS) services to citizens in Florida. The inspection determines whether an agency is in compliance with the state statutes and regulations that define patient care and EMS services. This is the second audit MCFR has undergone since the department began providing countywide ambulance service in October 2008 following EMSAs dissolution. On Nov. 14, 2012, the EMS Bureau made an unannounced visit to MCFR and required access to the departments facilities as well as its ALS and BLS vehicles (engines and rescues) for equipment inspections. MCFR also provided information on the departments policies and procedures, as well as with personnel and service records, for the bureaus review. All were found to have no deficiencies. These results are representative of the high level of service our firefighters who are also EMTs and/or paramedics provide to the citizens of Marion County on a daily basis, said MCFR Fire Chief Stuart McElhaney. The Marion County Board of County Commissioners through Marion County Fire Rescue provides emergency medical transport to all county residents, including those living in Belleview, Dunnellon, McIntosh, Reddick and Ocala. County EMS gets high score from state Two sent to hospital after 484 wreckTwo people were taken to the hospital with serious injuries after a fogshrouded accident on County Road 484, just west of the 14700 block. Linda Mitchell, 63, of Dunnellon, was heading east on the highway when her car allegedly crossed the center line and hit a vehicle driven by John Griffin, 28. Both drivers had to be extricated from their vehicles, and traffic along 484 had to be rerouted RECENT ARRESTS Read the classifieds 000DFOH ALL FAITH CREMATION SOCIETY P errys Custom Glass & Doors 1-866-726-6125 www .perr yscustomglass.com 2780 N. Florida A ve., Her nando, FL (Her nando Plaza) (30 min. from I-75 on SW Hwy. 200) Mon.-Fri. 9-5/Sat. by Appt. 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College Road BaptistCollege Road Baptist Church invites you to join us on Christmas Eve for a service at 5:30 p.m. which will include Communion. College Road Baptist Church is at 5010 S.W. College Road, 1.7 miles west of I-75 on SR 200. For more information, call 352-237-5741.First Congregational United Church of ChristMembers of the First Congregational United Church of Christ welcome all to attend their joyous Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 7 p.m. The church is located at 7171 S.W. State Road 200. Phone is 352-237-3035.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 352-236-6023.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. 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 352-465-7272.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 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. 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 352-8544509 ext. 221.Ocala West Church of the NazareneAdvent schedule: Morning Worship Advent Sermon series at 10:30 a.m.: 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. Ocala West Church of the Nazarene is at 5884 S.W. 60th Ave., (Airport Road) Ocala. Our webpage is www.ocalawestnaz.org.Christs Church of Marion CountyFriday, Dec. 14: Womens Ministry Christmas Dinner, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, Choir presentation Changed by a Baby Boy a Christmas Musical, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18: Womens Crafts and Fellowship, 9 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21: Mens Ministry and Forever Young Christmas Caroling, 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30: JOY Night, 5 p.m. Christs Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., off State Road 200, Ocala. Phone is 352-861-6182, website is www.ccomc.org.Friendship Baptist ChurchServices at Friendship Baptist Church on Sunday, Dec. 16 begin with Sunday School at 9:30 a .m, followed by the 10:45 a.m. worship service. Pastor Randall Brown will be bringing a timely Bible message and the choir and special music led by Mrs. Linda Brown will render selections in worship and praise. After the service dinner will be on the grounds. At 2 p.m. a service will be held for the residents of Quiet Oaks led by Leland Mercer. On Wednesday evening at 7, the midweek Bible study and Teen Impact will be held. Friendship Baptist Church is at 9510 S.W. 105th St, off State Road 200. The church phone is 352-237-2640.Countryside PresbyterianA 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 352237-4633.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 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 date is Dec. 23. The St. Jude venue for used items, Anthonys Attic, will not be open or accepting donations during December. Fr. Miguel Gonzalez, from St. John Vianney parish in Orlando, will be presenting our Advent Mission this year. The English session will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 22. 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. Friday, December 14, 2012 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 14~ Friday, December 14, 2012 www.smcitizen.com the Citizen Maintain the health of your business Advertise in The Right Choices For Baptist Bible Fellowship International to the small South American country of Uruguay and having lived in Mexico for almost a year, gave Pastor and Mrs. Fortune a strong missionary heart for the souls of men, women, boys and girls, not only in the United States of America, but in other countries, as well. Pastor Fortune admits that his emphasis on having a strong missionary church and spirit is due to seeing the change that comes to every individual when they trust Christ as their Savior and Lord and gain hope and joy that they have never known before. He says it is a huge blessing when the very poorest of human beings realize how rich they can be in what really matters in life. MARANATHACONTINUED FROM PAGE 10 wishes everyone a blessed Christmas season.Royal Oaks Lady NinersOn Dec.6 we played our Christmas tournament with fourperson teams. 1st. place team was Elsa Berbig, Diana Schmidt, Eleanor Cerlenko and Cindy Kocher; 2nd. place team Darlene Lamo, Joan Scholl, IIene Simnowitz and BJ Lassiter. Vick Ellin was closest to the pin on #3. Vange Bell had a chip in on #9. We all had our Christmas lunch in the Royal Oaks dining room followed by an exchange of our favorite home made cookies. We also would like to welcome our new member Lorraine Sarcino. Royal Oaks Mens GolfOn a cool, cloudy day, Dec. 7, the Year Ender Tournament was held. The format was net scores for four man teams, with all four scores counting. This makes for a more difficult round, but the scores were excellent. There were 56 participants. The winners in the regular division with a score of 272 were Bob White, Emmet Dowling. John DeSalvo, and Al Prachel. Second with a 277 were Bud Murray, Bob Albright, Bruce Stover, and Bill Ellin. Third with a 281 were two teams tied, Rich Hendrix, Ron Tennant, Larry Collins, and Frank Kelley; and Bob Gray, Charlie Elder, Dale Wurzburger, and Tom Ducz. The winners in the senior division with a score of 263 were John ONeill, Chuck Engel, Ed Simnowitz, and Steve Szabo. Second with a 265 were Virgil Hein, Dom Zappia, Paul Colatruglio, and Joe Paller. Third with a 267 were John Wargo, Gene Topp, John Cerlenko, and Larry Soine. Following the tournament the Royal Oaks Club served an excellent meal of barbecue chicken, bratwurst with peppers and onions, potato salad, and cherry cobbler for desert. Our thanks go to Dave Dawson and Paul Colatruglio for their outstanding effort in chairing the event. Following the meal the annual Closest To the Pin Shootout was held. All members who had been successful in being closest to a par three pin during the regular Friday games got shots at the pin on the par three third hole, the total number of shots based on their number of wins. The winner of the regular division was Emmet Dowling 2 10. Second was Mickey Klein 3 4. Third was John DeSalvo 3 8. Fourth was Dave Dawson 6 9. The winner of the senior division was Mike Madill 3 10. Second was Chuck Engel 4. Third was Paul Valois 6 6. Fourth was Virgil Hein 7 4. Thanks to Virgil Hein for keeping track of all the weekly winners during the regular season, and for running the shootout. And that wraps up the tournament schedule for 2012. It was a successful year with much effort put in the running of all the tournaments, and a special hats off to President Bill Ellin for his work. 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Spotlight on ExcellenceEach week we feature an individual or couple who have had an interesting past; a promising future or who have made a significant contribution to the quality of life here at Cherrywood. This weeks couple are Wanda and Bill Huff. Wanda and Bill have a surprisingly strange and beautiful story about how they became a couple. As with most of us, their story begins early in their lives when the two met in Miami Florida. Wanda was born in Osierfield, Georgia. She was just a baby when her mother moved to Miami with her brother Donald and sister, Katherine. Wanda was attending high school and working in her Mothers and Step Dads grocery store We thought we were rich, she recalled because we always had food to eat. It was at this time that a young Marine came into her life. His name was Bill and he was from Kentucky. Bill had attended Davis County High School and following his graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Marines. It was during the Korean War and Bill was stationed just outside Miami for training. Naturally, Wanda was attracted to the handsome young Marine and he was in love with her. The two became engaged just before Bill shipped out to go overseas. Wanda gives a slight smile when she remembers missing her High School Prom because she was engaged. Well, as luck would have it, when Bill returned back to the States, he of course wanted to return home to Kentucky. Wanda on the other hand, after being forced by her mother to give up an art scholarship, was attending secretarial school in Miami and didnt want to leave her family. As often happens with long distance relationships, the two broke off their engagement and went their separate ways. Wanda met a man and married him. They had two sons, Ronald and Charles both of whom still live in Florida. Ronald lives in Boca Raton and Charles in Ocala. During her marriage, they moved to South Carolina. It was there that Wanda got into volunteer work. Many of the children in her community were so poor that they had never been to a restaurant before. In the school cafeteria, their table manners were less than acceptable all because they had never been exposed to proper etiquette. She and a few other ladies undertook the task of not only providing education and information about such matters, but in addition she sewed dresses for the young girls and provided beautician services as well. She nearly tears up when she tells of how grateful these youngsters were for the help they received. Wanda and her husband returned to Florida and a short time later, their marriage ended in a divorce. After returning back north after his service, Bill found work in Kentucky. He too married and had one son, Steven. Steven lives in Hammond Indiana. Like Wanda, his marriage didnt last very long. Bill worked at a few different jobs supporting his family. He worked as a truck driver and heavy equipment operator in Kentucky and then moved to Indiana. There he worked for a manufacturing company and also at Ford Motor. After his divorce, Bill had the opportunity of moving to Fort Lauderdale to work for Allied Signal Corporation. He took the chance and spent the next 27 years at that firm working his way up to supervisor in the air conditioning and refrigeration department. Wanda was never far from Bills thoughts so he looked her up. The two star-crossed lovers rekindled their romance and the rest as they say, is history. Wanda and Bill moved to Pompano Beach where they had twin daughters. Karen and Sharon are both teachers who specialize in Gifted Children. As a hobby, Bill and Wanda became interested in Square Dancing. This worked out well because Wanda began making dresses for the various clubs in the area. With this extra money, she was able to help her children through college and supplement their scholarships. Or as she said with pride, They needed spending money for gas and things Wanda used her knowledge and artistic ability in other ways also. She got a job at Jo Ann Fabrics selling and demonstrating sewing machines. Fortunately or unfortunately, she was so successful that they promoted her so they wouldnt have to pay her commissions. She became store manager. Following their retirement, Wanda and Bill did some research and found Ocala as a prime location for retirees in Florida. They came to Cherrywood and found a home with a floor plan they liked and customized it a bit by totally enclosing the lanai. This provided extra living space. Since moving into Cherrywood, they have traveled extensively visiting 15 different countries including New Zealand; Australia; and Europe. They have also taken several tours to the Western States National Parks System; Alaska and Hawaii. Wanda continued her volunteering with the Doll Club for Marion County Sheriffs Office. The club made dolls to be given to the children when they became victims of domestic violence. When officers responded to a domestic violence call, they were able to give the little ones dolls to help calm them down and gain their trust. In addition, Wanda volunteered at a local hospital for a year in between all of her other activities. You have no doubt seen Wanda and Bill at all of our various functions. Bill is a regular at Bocce Ball on Friday nights. He is a member of the Cherrywood Veterans Club and both take part in the 100 Days of Summer functions and Bill was on the winning team this year at the Summer Games. They are easily recognized by their warm smiles; friendly personalities and fun loving senses of humor. On Saturday night, Dec. 9, Bill was treated to a huge birthday celebration as he turned 80 years of age. He was surrounded by his loving family and a host of good friends in the clubhouse. The two have been married for 42 years and are grateful for many things but mostly their children. Wanda confides, None of them ever got into any trouble. They also have a mutual goal; to make it to their golden wedding anniversary. We are very lucky to have people like Wanda and Bill as part of our community. Their warm hearts and the love they have for each other; for their family; neighbors and friends exemplify all that is good about Cherrywood and its people.From Your ReporterIts the holiday shopping season and I feel compelled to share a few observations with you about this special time of year. While driving around the various stores and shopping centers, two things have totally amazed me. What are those John? I hear you asking. Well, the first is people who walk out of the stores and into the parking lots without looking. These are not young people Im speaking about but mostly senior citizens; people who have survived wars; depressions; recessions; raised children and grand children; worked careers and survived illnesses. Dont these people remember years ago when they taught their kids to Stop; Look; and Listen? Now Im all too aware of the handicaps that some of us share. For example, maybe if we stop its too hard to get going again; or our eyesight isnt that good so looking is a problem; and maybe some of us have hearing aids so listening may be out of the question. None the less, these are not excuses for being totally oblivious to our surroundings. The second thing that amazes me is that more people arent killed or injured from this behavior. Please people; people; people; we want you to have a happy holiday season so use a little common sense. Try a little caution when walking through busy parking lots. Be aware when youre entering into traffic and stop for a second. Look both ways before you just walk out in front of moving vehicles. Lastly, dont walk down the middle of the parking lane if you cant hear cars when theyre behind you. If youll do these simple things, everyone will have a safer and happier holiday season. If you have a comment or a suggestion for this column please feel free to contact me at urperssec@yahoo.com. Its always a pleasure to hear from you, the readers. Friday, December 14, 2012 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 18~ Friday, December 14, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Jerry Moscariello, commander of the Cherrywood Color Guard, and his team members were honored at the December Cherrywood Veterans Club meeting with Certificates of Appreciation for their work in 2012. The members of the Color Guard are all volunteers who practice and perform in all kinds of conditions; presenting not only the Stars and Stripes, but also the POW/MIA flag; all five of the service flags and additional banners including the Royal Air Force. In extreme heat or chilly and windy rainy days they are at all of the ceremonies of the Veterans Club as well as Honor Flights; funerals and other community events. Their presence brings a sense of purpose; a focus; a special kind of patriotism to each veterans event. During a short speech following the awards, Jerry acknowledged and remembered Victoria Boersma; a member of the team who unexpectedly passed away this past week. A moment of silence was observed in her memory. The Veterans Club President, Bill Mahar, commended the Color Guard for their dedication and professionalism and acknowledged each member as he presented them with their certificates. Along with Jerry, other members receiving honors were Ray Tafilowski; Marie Ustianowski; John Whitenton; Marty Duesel; Linda Sisto; Bernice Hasinec; Ken Beech; Dick Francis; Phil Tatrow; Donna Moran; George Wilson and Al DeLaurentis. Members of the Color Guard should be proud of what they have done; what they are doing and their contribution to the Veterans Club. If you would like to join these elite members of our community, please contact Geri at the clubhouse for further information. CERT Team PresentationDewella Markland and David Siegel, co-chairs of the Cherrywood CERT Team, gave a presentation in Emergency Management at the Veterans Club meeting last Thursday. The two brought up several topics of interest to those assembled reminding them that being prepared is the key to surviving a natural disaster. Many topics were covered by the two of them including gathering; protecting and keeping close by such important documents as insurance policies and medical records; In addition they spoke of maintaining a supply of food and water; keeping at least a half a tank of gas in the car at all times and having some cash on hand in case all the power is out. When they had completed their presentation, Dewella and David introduced the three new members of the CERT team. Donna James; Mick James and Donald Messenger have just recently completed their Certification Training with the Marion County Sheriff Department and joined the Cherrywood team. We congratulate the new members of CERT and thank Dewella and David for an informative and interesting program. A new Certification program is starting up in January. If you are interested contact your local Marion County Sheriffs Department or David Siegel at 390-3325. Trivia NightOn Dec. 19 at 6 p.m., Donna James will host our monthly Trivia contest. Everyone is welcome to this fun evening of brain teasing competition. In lieu of the usual $1 entry fee per person, everyone is asked to bring a snack to pass around. Cookies, cakes, candies, nuts, or anything else that you think the people would enjoy are all welcome. The subject for this months quiz is Christmas, so bone up on all of the details and traditions of this wonderful season. When youve done that, bring your friends and neighbors to the clubhouse and join in the fun. Naturally your own liquid refreshments are welcome but there is also lemonade and iced tea available for free. Teams consist of three or four individuals but if you dont have a team, come on out anyway and youll be assigned one. This is a great opportunity to meet new people as well as clear the cob webs from the cranium. Donna will be flashing the questions on the big screen and the teams will fill in their answers on sheets provided. At the end of the evening, one team will have bragging rights for a whole month. This is a great way to spend a Wednesday evening with lots of good times; laughter and even some educational value. See you there.End of Time Sock HopThe date is coming near when the Mayan Calendar runs out of days. To some, this means the end of the world is coming but to others, it means a good excuse for a dance at the clubhouse. Since were pretty confident that the world is not coming to an end on the 21st of December, everyone is planning to Cherrywood Color Guard honored CHERRYWOOD ESTATES J EJohn Everlove Cherrywood Color Guard presenting flags at Veterans Club meeting. SEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE16 CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 17 Wanda and Bill Huff. 000DFON EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY Holiday Savings! We are extending a special By Invitation Only savings opportunity to you. Come see the savings options available to you on selected apartments. RSVP Today Call 352-671-1700 today to schedule an appointment. All Inclusive Retirement Lifestyle 24/7 Live-In Managers for Peace of Mind Delicious Chef-Prepared Dining Weekly Housekeeping Fun Activities Your Pets Will Love It! And so much moreit really is all inclusive! 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Friday, December 14, 2012 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 16~ Friday, December 14, 2012 www.smcitizen.com meet at the clubhouse at 7 p.m. to enjoy the easy listening and easy dancing style of Rich Becotte who will be our DJ. Bring refreshments to pass and drinks to enjoy. No tickets are needed so just show up and plan to have a good time. Even if it is the end of time, what better way to go out than with friends and neighbors dancing and laughing; a cold drink in your hand and a tasty snack in your mouth? Remember, Friday, Dec. 21 at 7 p.m. in the clubhouse for a great time. By the by, most of us are pretty sure the Mayan calendar is wrong because they didnt have leap years; so by their calculations, the 21st has already passed. If we are correct in our assumption, please read on about the many other upcoming events at Cherrywood. Christmas DecorationsIn case you hadnt noticed, many of our residents have gone all out to decorate their homes with beautiful lights; wreaths; Nativity scenes; Santas and other decorations of the season. This year, Cherrywood Property Management is awarding three prizes to those homes that look the nicest in the neighborhood. A committee of three people, none of whom are affiliated with any committee or organization, will be touring the neighborhood looking for the best displays. If you have a friend; neighbor or if you yourself would like to have a visit from our Christmas Decoration Committee, please send me an email at urperssec@yahoo.com with your name and address or the name and address of someone you would like to be recognized. This is Chris and Mario Zaccos way of saying Thank you to those who put in the time; effort and money to make this the brightest and cheeriest season of the year. For those of you who worked so hard this is a chance to be recognized for your efforts. Judging will be held on the evening of 23rd so be sure to get your name and address to your humble correspondent before that date.Accordion ClubDue to the holidays, our Accordion Club will be playing on Friday, Dec. 28, instead of their usual Wednesday gig. These talented and dedicated musicians gather at 5:30 in the clubhouse for a monthly concert jazz session and just plain fun get together. While accordions are the main instruments playing, they are accompanied by guitars; trumpets; drummers; and an array of other instruments brought along for the good times. Talent abounds as novice players and professionals get together to make beautiful music together. Bring your own refreshments; bring your friends and bring your neighbors and enjoy this free monthly concert in the comfort of our beautiful clubhouse. You wont be disappointed when you hear these great musicians at work.New Years EvePlan to spend your New Years Eve welcoming in 2013 with your friends and neighbors at the Red and Black Ball in the clubhouse. Attire for this gala event is casual elegance and starting at 9 p.m. everyone will be gathering at their reserved tables to begin the festivities. Music will be provided by the ever popular Rainbow CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 15 Dewella Markland and David Siegel flank new CERT members Don Messenger, Donna James and Mick James. Connection right up to and past the midnight hour. You can just listen to the smooth melodies or you and your partner can dance the night and the year away. Finger foods and coffee will be served and Champagne will be provided to toast in the New Year. Youll also find party favors and hats to add to the excitement and the joy of ushering in a new beginning. Its a time of celebration thats unmatched in the social calendar of Cherrywood. Tickets are just $10 so see Geri and make your reservation. Seats are going fast for this gala event. Dont miss out by procrastinating; stop by and see Geri today. Bocce BallDont forget, Bocce Ball is now on Friday nights at 7. Come out with your friends and liquid refreshments for a fun night with some great people. If the weather is cold or rainy, everyone sits around the warm fire in the clubhouse and just socializes. Holiday schedule changesFrom Dec. 24 through Jan. 4 there will be no Aerobics classes, no Stretch/Yoga and no Tai-Chi Classes. Enjoy your holidays and be ready to get back to the exercises on the 7th of January.Biloxi TripWant a sure fire way to avoid the afterthe-holiday letdown? How about a trip to Biloxi for three nights and four days of fun and excitement? Take your deluxe motor coach with professional driver from the clubhouse on Sunday, Jan. 13 to the beautiful IP Casinos beautiful accommodations. Enjoy the shows; the gaming tables and the incredible food while you bask in the amenities of this world class resort and spa. Youll receive $25 in free slot play compliments of the Casino and another $24 in food coupons to use during your stay. In addition, youll visit the Hard Rock Casino and the Palace Casino where you get another $15 in free slot play at each of those venues. Share the New Year in the relaxed atmosphere of these magnificent casinos with your friends and neighbors. You need not be a resident of Cherrywood to take advantage of this excursion; all you need to do is call Natalie at 854-4561 to reserve your spot for this excellent New Year trip. Your adventure begins on the 13th of January and returns on the 16th via motor coach. With any luck at all youll come back a little richer financially and a whole lot richer because of the experience. Best of luck! New Year looking brightCherrywood is starting off the year with some fantastic upcoming events. Keep watching this column for news about Elvis. Yes, hes coming to our stage at the clubhouse in January of 2013 accompanied by George Hamilton IV. (You might remember him for his hit songs, Abilene and Before this Day Ends). Theyll be here on Jan. 26. Karaoke is coming back on Jan. 12 from 7 p.m. until 10 for another night of raucous entertainment. Bill LaVertue and company once again will bring the songs while all the residents bring their talent. Hope Springs starring Meryl Streep will be featured on Movie Night on the 8th of January. The show starts at 6 p.m. in the clubhouse on the big screen. Bring your refreshments or enjoy free popcorn but plan to come out for a fun evening. More details will follow in future issues so keep your Chirp and your Citizen close so you dont miss out on anything. 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Friday, December 14, 2012 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 16~ Friday, December 14, 2012 www.smcitizen.com meet at the clubhouse at 7 p.m. to enjoy the easy listening and easy dancing style of Rich Becotte who will be our DJ. Bring refreshments to pass and drinks to enjoy. No tickets are needed so just show up and plan to have a good time. Even if it is the end of time, what better way to go out than with friends and neighbors dancing and laughing; a cold drink in your hand and a tasty snack in your mouth? Remember, Friday, Dec. 21 at 7 p.m. in the clubhouse for a great time. By the by, most of us are pretty sure the Mayan calendar is wrong because they didnt have leap years; so by their calculations, the 21st has already passed. If we are correct in our assumption, please read on about the many other upcoming events at Cherrywood. Christmas DecorationsIn case you hadnt noticed, many of our residents have gone all out to decorate their homes with beautiful lights; wreaths; Nativity scenes; Santas and other decorations of the season. This year, Cherrywood Property Management is awarding three prizes to those homes that look the nicest in the neighborhood. A committee of three people, none of whom are affiliated with any committee or organization, will be touring the neighborhood looking for the best displays. If you have a friend; neighbor or if you yourself would like to have a visit from our Christmas Decoration Committee, please send me an email at urperssec@yahoo.com with your name and address or the name and address of someone you would like to be recognized. This is Chris and Mario Zaccos way of saying Thank you to those who put in the time; effort and money to make this the brightest and cheeriest season of the year. For those of you who worked so hard this is a chance to be recognized for your efforts. Judging will be held on the evening of 23rd so be sure to get your name and address to your humble correspondent before that date.Accordion ClubDue to the holidays, our Accordion Club will be playing on Friday, Dec. 28, instead of their usual Wednesday gig. These talented and dedicated musicians gather at 5:30 in the clubhouse for a monthly concert jazz session and just plain fun get together. While accordions are the main instruments playing, they are accompanied by guitars; trumpets; drummers; and an array of other instruments brought along for the good times. Talent abounds as novice players and professionals get together to make beautiful music together. Bring your own refreshments; bring your friends and bring your neighbors and enjoy this free monthly concert in the comfort of our beautiful clubhouse. You wont be disappointed when you hear these great musicians at work.New Years EvePlan to spend your New Years Eve welcoming in 2013 with your friends and neighbors at the Red and Black Ball in the clubhouse. Attire for this gala event is casual elegance and starting at 9 p.m. everyone will be gathering at their reserved tables to begin the festivities. Music will be provided by the ever popular Rainbow CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 15 Dewella Markland and David Siegel flank new CERT members Don Messenger, Donna James and Mick James. Connection right up to and past the midnight hour. You can just listen to the smooth melodies or you and your partner can dance the night and the year away. Finger foods and coffee will be served and Champagne will be provided to toast in the New Year. Youll also find party favors and hats to add to the excitement and the joy of ushering in a new beginning. Its a time of celebration thats unmatched in the social calendar of Cherrywood. Tickets are just $10 so see Geri and make your reservation. Seats are going fast for this gala event. Dont miss out by procrastinating; stop by and see Geri today. Bocce BallDont forget, Bocce Ball is now on Friday nights at 7. Come out with your friends and liquid refreshments for a fun night with some great people. If the weather is cold or rainy, everyone sits around the warm fire in the clubhouse and just socializes. Holiday schedule changesFrom Dec. 24 through Jan. 4 there will be no Aerobics classes, no Stretch/Yoga and no Tai-Chi Classes. Enjoy your holidays and be ready to get back to the exercises on the 7th of January.Biloxi TripWant a sure fire way to avoid the afterthe-holiday letdown? How about a trip to Biloxi for three nights and four days of fun and excitement? Take your deluxe motor coach with professional driver from the clubhouse on Sunday, Jan. 13 to the beautiful IP Casinos beautiful accommodations. Enjoy the shows; the gaming tables and the incredible food while you bask in the amenities of this world class resort and spa. Youll receive $25 in free slot play compliments of the Casino and another $24 in food coupons to use during your stay. In addition, youll visit the Hard Rock Casino and the Palace Casino where you get another $15 in free slot play at each of those venues. Share the New Year in the relaxed atmosphere of these magnificent casinos with your friends and neighbors. You need not be a resident of Cherrywood to take advantage of this excursion; all you need to do is call Natalie at 854-4561 to reserve your spot for this excellent New Year trip. Your adventure begins on the 13th of January and returns on the 16th via motor coach. With any luck at all youll come back a little richer financially and a whole lot richer because of the experience. Best of luck! New Year looking brightCherrywood is starting off the year with some fantastic upcoming events. Keep watching this column for news about Elvis. Yes, hes coming to our stage at the clubhouse in January of 2013 accompanied by George Hamilton IV. (You might remember him for his hit songs, Abilene and Before this Day Ends). Theyll be here on Jan. 26. Karaoke is coming back on Jan. 12 from 7 p.m. until 10 for another night of raucous entertainment. Bill LaVertue and company once again will bring the songs while all the residents bring their talent. Hope Springs starring Meryl Streep will be featured on Movie Night on the 8th of January. The show starts at 6 p.m. in the clubhouse on the big screen. Bring your refreshments or enjoy free popcorn but plan to come out for a fun evening. More details will follow in future issues so keep your Chirp and your Citizen close so you dont miss out on anything. 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Spotlight on ExcellenceEach week we feature an individual or couple who have had an interesting past; a promising future or who have made a significant contribution to the quality of life here at Cherrywood. This weeks couple are Wanda and Bill Huff. Wanda and Bill have a surprisingly strange and beautiful story about how they became a couple. As with most of us, their story begins early in their lives when the two met in Miami Florida. Wanda was born in Osierfield, Georgia. She was just a baby when her mother moved to Miami with her brother Donald and sister, Katherine. Wanda was attending high school and working in her Mothers and Step Dads grocery store We thought we were rich, she recalled because we always had food to eat. It was at this time that a young Marine came into her life. His name was Bill and he was from Kentucky. Bill had attended Davis County High School and following his graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Marines. It was during the Korean War and Bill was stationed just outside Miami for training. Naturally, Wanda was attracted to the handsome young Marine and he was in love with her. The two became engaged just before Bill shipped out to go overseas. Wanda gives a slight smile when she remembers missing her High School Prom because she was engaged. Well, as luck would have it, when Bill returned back to the States, he of course wanted to return home to Kentucky. Wanda on the other hand, after being forced by her mother to give up an art scholarship, was attending secretarial school in Miami and didnt want to leave her family. As often happens with long distance relationships, the two broke off their engagement and went their separate ways. Wanda met a man and married him. They had two sons, Ronald and Charles both of whom still live in Florida. Ronald lives in Boca Raton and Charles in Ocala. During her marriage, they moved to South Carolina. It was there that Wanda got into volunteer work. Many of the children in her community were so poor that they had never been to a restaurant before. In the school cafeteria, their table manners were less than acceptable all because they had never been exposed to proper etiquette. She and a few other ladies undertook the task of not only providing education and information about such matters, but in addition she sewed dresses for the young girls and provided beautician services as well. She nearly tears up when she tells of how grateful these youngsters were for the help they received. Wanda and her husband returned to Florida and a short time later, their marriage ended in a divorce. After returning back north after his service, Bill found work in Kentucky. He too married and had one son, Steven. Steven lives in Hammond Indiana. Like Wanda, his marriage didnt last very long. Bill worked at a few different jobs supporting his family. He worked as a truck driver and heavy equipment operator in Kentucky and then moved to Indiana. There he worked for a manufacturing company and also at Ford Motor. After his divorce, Bill had the opportunity of moving to Fort Lauderdale to work for Allied Signal Corporation. He took the chance and spent the next 27 years at that firm working his way up to supervisor in the air conditioning and refrigeration department. Wanda was never far from Bills thoughts so he looked her up. The two star-crossed lovers rekindled their romance and the rest as they say, is history. Wanda and Bill moved to Pompano Beach where they had twin daughters. Karen and Sharon are both teachers who specialize in Gifted Children. As a hobby, Bill and Wanda became interested in Square Dancing. This worked out well because Wanda began making dresses for the various clubs in the area. With this extra money, she was able to help her children through college and supplement their scholarships. Or as she said with pride, They needed spending money for gas and things Wanda used her knowledge and artistic ability in other ways also. She got a job at Jo Ann Fabrics selling and demonstrating sewing machines. Fortunately or unfortunately, she was so successful that they promoted her so they wouldnt have to pay her commissions. She became store manager. Following their retirement, Wanda and Bill did some research and found Ocala as a prime location for retirees in Florida. They came to Cherrywood and found a home with a floor plan they liked and customized it a bit by totally enclosing the lanai. This provided extra living space. Since moving into Cherrywood, they have traveled extensively visiting 15 different countries including New Zealand; Australia; and Europe. They have also taken several tours to the Western States National Parks System; Alaska and Hawaii. Wanda continued her volunteering with the Doll Club for Marion County Sheriffs Office. The club made dolls to be given to the children when they became victims of domestic violence. When officers responded to a domestic violence call, they were able to give the little ones dolls to help calm them down and gain their trust. In addition, Wanda volunteered at a local hospital for a year in between all of her other activities. You have no doubt seen Wanda and Bill at all of our various functions. Bill is a regular at Bocce Ball on Friday nights. He is a member of the Cherrywood Veterans Club and both take part in the 100 Days of Summer functions and Bill was on the winning team this year at the Summer Games. They are easily recognized by their warm smiles; friendly personalities and fun loving senses of humor. On Saturday night, Dec. 9, Bill was treated to a huge birthday celebration as he turned 80 years of age. He was surrounded by his loving family and a host of good friends in the clubhouse. The two have been married for 42 years and are grateful for many things but mostly their children. Wanda confides, None of them ever got into any trouble. They also have a mutual goal; to make it to their golden wedding anniversary. We are very lucky to have people like Wanda and Bill as part of our community. Their warm hearts and the love they have for each other; for their family; neighbors and friends exemplify all that is good about Cherrywood and its people.From Your ReporterIts the holiday shopping season and I feel compelled to share a few observations with you about this special time of year. While driving around the various stores and shopping centers, two things have totally amazed me. What are those John? I hear you asking. Well, the first is people who walk out of the stores and into the parking lots without looking. These are not young people Im speaking about but mostly senior citizens; people who have survived wars; depressions; recessions; raised children and grand children; worked careers and survived illnesses. Dont these people remember years ago when they taught their kids to Stop; Look; and Listen? Now Im all too aware of the handicaps that some of us share. For example, maybe if we stop its too hard to get going again; or our eyesight isnt that good so looking is a problem; and maybe some of us have hearing aids so listening may be out of the question. None the less, these are not excuses for being totally oblivious to our surroundings. The second thing that amazes me is that more people arent killed or injured from this behavior. Please people; people; people; we want you to have a happy holiday season so use a little common sense. Try a little caution when walking through busy parking lots. Be aware when youre entering into traffic and stop for a second. Look both ways before you just walk out in front of moving vehicles. Lastly, dont walk down the middle of the parking lane if you cant hear cars when theyre behind you. If youll do these simple things, everyone will have a safer and happier holiday season. If you have a comment or a suggestion for this column please feel free to contact me at urperssec@yahoo.com. Its always a pleasure to hear from you, the readers. Friday, December 14, 2012 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 18~ Friday, December 14, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Jerry Moscariello, commander of the Cherrywood Color Guard, and his team members were honored at the December Cherrywood Veterans Club meeting with Certificates of Appreciation for their work in 2012. The members of the Color Guard are all volunteers who practice and perform in all kinds of conditions; presenting not only the Stars and Stripes, but also the POW/MIA flag; all five of the service flags and additional banners including the Royal Air Force. In extreme heat or chilly and windy rainy days they are at all of the ceremonies of the Veterans Club as well as Honor Flights; funerals and other community events. Their presence brings a sense of purpose; a focus; a special kind of patriotism to each veterans event. During a short speech following the awards, Jerry acknowledged and remembered Victoria Boersma; a member of the team who unexpectedly passed away this past week. A moment of silence was observed in her memory. The Veterans Club President, Bill Mahar, commended the Color Guard for their dedication and professionalism and acknowledged each member as he presented them with their certificates. Along with Jerry, other members receiving honors were Ray Tafilowski; Marie Ustianowski; John Whitenton; Marty Duesel; Linda Sisto; Bernice Hasinec; Ken Beech; Dick Francis; Phil Tatrow; Donna Moran; George Wilson and Al DeLaurentis. Members of the Color Guard should be proud of what they have done; what they are doing and their contribution to the Veterans Club. If you would like to join these elite members of our community, please contact Geri at the clubhouse for further information. CERT Team PresentationDewella Markland and David Siegel, co-chairs of the Cherrywood CERT Team, gave a presentation in Emergency Management at the Veterans Club meeting last Thursday. The two brought up several topics of interest to those assembled reminding them that being prepared is the key to surviving a natural disaster. Many topics were covered by the two of them including gathering; protecting and keeping close by such important documents as insurance policies and medical records; In addition they spoke of maintaining a supply of food and water; keeping at least a half a tank of gas in the car at all times and having some cash on hand in case all the power is out. When they had completed their presentation, Dewella and David introduced the three new members of the CERT team. Donna James; Mick James and Donald Messenger have just recently completed their Certification Training with the Marion County Sheriff Department and joined the Cherrywood team. We congratulate the new members of CERT and thank Dewella and David for an informative and interesting program. A new Certification program is starting up in January. If you are interested contact your local Marion County Sheriffs Department or David Siegel at 390-3325. Trivia NightOn Dec. 19 at 6 p.m., Donna James will host our monthly Trivia contest. Everyone is welcome to this fun evening of brain teasing competition. In lieu of the usual $1 entry fee per person, everyone is asked to bring a snack to pass around. Cookies, cakes, candies, nuts, or anything else that you think the people would enjoy are all welcome. The subject for this months quiz is Christmas, so bone up on all of the details and traditions of this wonderful season. When youve done that, bring your friends and neighbors to the clubhouse and join in the fun. Naturally your own liquid refreshments are welcome but there is also lemonade and iced tea available for free. Teams consist of three or four individuals but if you dont have a team, come on out anyway and youll be assigned one. This is a great opportunity to meet new people as well as clear the cob webs from the cranium. Donna will be flashing the questions on the big screen and the teams will fill in their answers on sheets provided. At the end of the evening, one team will have bragging rights for a whole month. This is a great way to spend a Wednesday evening with lots of good times; laughter and even some educational value. See you there.End of Time Sock HopThe date is coming near when the Mayan Calendar runs out of days. To some, this means the end of the world is coming but to others, it means a good excuse for a dance at the clubhouse. Since were pretty confident that the world is not coming to an end on the 21st of December, everyone is planning to Cherrywood Color Guard honored CHERRYWOOD ESTATES J EJohn Everlove Cherrywood Color Guard presenting flags at Veterans Club meeting. SEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE16 CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 17 Wanda and Bill Huff. 000DFON EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY Holiday Savings! We are extending a special By Invitation Only savings opportunity to you. Come see the savings options available to you on selected apartments. RSVP Today Call 352-671-1700 today to schedule an appointment. All Inclusive Retirement Lifestyle 24/7 Live-In Managers for Peace of Mind Delicious Chef-Prepared Dining Weekly Housekeeping Fun Activities Your Pets Will Love It! And so much moreit really is all inclusive! 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College Road BaptistCollege Road Baptist Church invites you to join us on Christmas Eve for a service at 5:30 p.m. which will include Communion. College Road Baptist Church is at 5010 S.W. College Road, 1.7 miles west of I-75 on SR 200. For more information, call 352-237-5741.First Congregational United Church of ChristMembers of the First Congregational United Church of Christ welcome all to attend their joyous Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 7 p.m. The church is located at 7171 S.W. State Road 200. Phone is 352-237-3035.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 352-236-6023.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. 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 352-465-7272.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 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. 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 352-8544509 ext. 221.Ocala West Church of the NazareneAdvent schedule: Morning Worship Advent Sermon series at 10:30 a.m.: 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. Ocala West Church of the Nazarene is at 5884 S.W. 60th Ave., (Airport Road) Ocala. Our webpage is www.ocalawestnaz.org.Christs Church of Marion CountyFriday, Dec. 14: Womens Ministry Christmas Dinner, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, Choir presentation Changed by a Baby Boy a Christmas Musical, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18: Womens Crafts and Fellowship, 9 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21: Mens Ministry and Forever Young Christmas Caroling, 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30: JOY Night, 5 p.m. Christs Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., off State Road 200, Ocala. Phone is 352-861-6182, website is www.ccomc.org.Friendship Baptist ChurchServices at Friendship Baptist Church on Sunday, Dec. 16 begin with Sunday School at 9:30 a .m, followed by the 10:45 a.m. worship service. Pastor Randall Brown will be bringing a timely Bible message and the choir and special music led by Mrs. Linda Brown will render selections in worship and praise. After the service dinner will be on the grounds. At 2 p.m. a service will be held for the residents of Quiet Oaks led by Leland Mercer. On Wednesday evening at 7, the midweek Bible study and Teen Impact will be held. Friendship Baptist Church is at 9510 S.W. 105th St, off State Road 200. The church phone is 352-237-2640.Countryside PresbyterianA 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 352237-4633.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 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 date is Dec. 23. The St. Jude venue for used items, Anthonys Attic, will not be open or accepting donations during December. Fr. Miguel Gonzalez, from St. John Vianney parish in Orlando, will be presenting our Advent Mission this year. The English session will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 22. 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. Friday, December 14, 2012 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 14~ Friday, December 14, 2012 www.smcitizen.com the Citizen Maintain the health of your business Advertise in The Right Choices For Baptist Bible Fellowship International to the small South American country of Uruguay and having lived in Mexico for almost a year, gave Pastor and Mrs. Fortune a strong missionary heart for the souls of men, women, boys and girls, not only in the United States of America, but in other countries, as well. Pastor Fortune admits that his emphasis on having a strong missionary church and spirit is due to seeing the change that comes to every individual when they trust Christ as their Savior and Lord and gain hope and joy that they have never known before. He says it is a huge blessing when the very poorest of human beings realize how rich they can be in what really matters in life. MARANATHACONTINUED FROM PAGE 10 wishes everyone a blessed Christmas season.Royal Oaks Lady NinersOn Dec.6 we played our Christmas tournament with fourperson teams. 1st. place team was Elsa Berbig, Diana Schmidt, Eleanor Cerlenko and Cindy Kocher; 2nd. place team Darlene Lamo, Joan Scholl, IIene Simnowitz and BJ Lassiter. Vick Ellin was closest to the pin on #3. Vange Bell had a chip in on #9. We all had our Christmas lunch in the Royal Oaks dining room followed by an exchange of our favorite home made cookies. We also would like to welcome our new member Lorraine Sarcino. Royal Oaks Mens GolfOn a cool, cloudy day, Dec. 7, the Year Ender Tournament was held. The format was net scores for four man teams, with all four scores counting. This makes for a more difficult round, but the scores were excellent. There were 56 participants. The winners in the regular division with a score of 272 were Bob White, Emmet Dowling. John DeSalvo, and Al Prachel. Second with a 277 were Bud Murray, Bob Albright, Bruce Stover, and Bill Ellin. Third with a 281 were two teams tied, Rich Hendrix, Ron Tennant, Larry Collins, and Frank Kelley; and Bob Gray, Charlie Elder, Dale Wurzburger, and Tom Ducz. The winners in the senior division with a score of 263 were John ONeill, Chuck Engel, Ed Simnowitz, and Steve Szabo. Second with a 265 were Virgil Hein, Dom Zappia, Paul Colatruglio, and Joe Paller. Third with a 267 were John Wargo, Gene Topp, John Cerlenko, and Larry Soine. Following the tournament the Royal Oaks Club served an excellent meal of barbecue chicken, bratwurst with peppers and onions, potato salad, and cherry cobbler for desert. Our thanks go to Dave Dawson and Paul Colatruglio for their outstanding effort in chairing the event. Following the meal the annual Closest To the Pin Shootout was held. All members who had been successful in being closest to a par three pin during the regular Friday games got shots at the pin on the par three third hole, the total number of shots based on their number of wins. The winner of the regular division was Emmet Dowling 2 10. Second was Mickey Klein 3 4. Third was John DeSalvo 3 8. Fourth was Dave Dawson 6 9. The winner of the senior division was Mike Madill 3 10. Second was Chuck Engel 4. Third was Paul Valois 6 6. Fourth was Virgil Hein 7 4. Thanks to Virgil Hein for keeping track of all the weekly winners during the regular season, and for running the shootout. And that wraps up the tournament schedule for 2012. It was a successful year with much effort put in the running of all the tournaments, and a special hats off to President Bill Ellin for his work. 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Friday, December 14, 2012 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 20~ Friday, December 14, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Marions Most Wanted James Brown, 43, felony order to revoke bond. Jeremy L. Collins, 28, felony violation of probation driving while license suspended revoked etc., third offense. Latrel Arnette Griffin, 21, felony warrant aggravated assault with a firearm, resisting a law enforcement officer without violence. Derek Kyle Horne, 27, felony bench warrant failure to appear drug court, introduce contraband into detention facility, driving while license suspended etc. Natika Page, 27, felony warrant burglary of a dwelling while armed, grand theft statutory property, dealing in stolen property, falsification of ownership to pawnbroker. Jessica Nicole Steffey, 38, felony vilation of probation uttering forged checks, grand theft, fraudulent use of personal identification information. Two Ocala residents were accused of retail grand theft and tampering with evidence after a computer and monitor were allegedly taken from Walmart on State Road 200 on the evening of Dec. 5-6. Shane Allen Jacobs, 36, of Southeast 46th Court, and Brandy Shea Anderson, of Northeast 9th Avenue, both face charges and both were issued traspass warnings. According to the Marion County Sheriffs Office, deputies were called to Walmart after a reported theft. The suspects were seen leaving in a green vehicle. Later, a deputy on County Road 484 in about the 4000 block spotted a car matching the description traveling at a high rate of speed. The deputy stopped the car, and Anderson allegedly told the deputy she had thrown the monitor and computer out of the car near Marion Oaks. Both were later recovered. Anderson was reportedly the one who took the items, worth $770, and Jacobs denied any knowledge or involvement. When the couple fled the store, they left behind another female, who was not charged. As of Wednesday morning, Jacobs, who has a record of several arrests in the past six years, was being held on $8,000 bond. Anderson was also still in jail as of Wednesday, under a bond of $4,000. A 22-year-old female was arrested after she allegedly took some items from costmetics. Stevie Taylor Baker of Oxfordwas accused of retail petit theft.She was released in a few hours on $250 bond. Theft charged; computer tossed from vehicle Citizens can take pride in the high score Marion County Fire Rescue earned on the State of Florida Department of Healths Bureau of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) audit. This state audit takes place every two years and tests all emergency services that provide advanced life support (ALS) and basic life support (BLS) services to citizens in Florida. The inspection determines whether an agency is in compliance with the state statutes and regulations that define patient care and EMS services. This is the second audit MCFR has undergone since the department began providing countywide ambulance service in October 2008 following EMSAs dissolution. On Nov. 14, 2012, the EMS Bureau made an unannounced visit to MCFR and required access to the departments facilities as well as its ALS and BLS vehicles (engines and rescues) for equipment inspections. MCFR also provided information on the departments policies and procedures, as well as with personnel and service records, for the bureaus review. All were found to have no deficiencies. These results are representative of the high level of service our firefighters who are also EMTs and/or paramedics provide to the citizens of Marion County on a daily basis, said MCFR Fire Chief Stuart McElhaney. The Marion County Board of County Commissioners through Marion County Fire Rescue provides emergency medical transport to all county residents, including those living in Belleview, Dunnellon, McIntosh, Reddick and Ocala. County EMS gets high score from state Two sent to hospital after 484 wreckTwo people were taken to the hospital with serious injuries after a fogshrouded accident on County Road 484, just west of the 14700 block. Linda Mitchell, 63, of Dunnellon, was heading east on the highway when her car allegedly crossed the center line and hit a vehicle driven by John Griffin, 28. Both drivers had to be extricated from their vehicles, and traffic along 484 had to be rerouted RECENT ARRESTS Read the classifieds 000DFOH ALL FAITH CREMATION SOCIETY P errys Custom Glass & Doors 1-866-726-6125 www .perr yscustomglass.com 2780 N. Florida A ve., Her nando, FL (Her nando Plaza) (30 min. from I-75 on SW Hwy. 200) Mon.-Fri. 9-5/Sat. by Appt. 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Friday, December 14, 2012 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com 12~ Friday, December 14, 2012 www.smcitizen.com CALL TOM OR SUSIE AT 854-3986To place your food ad in this section!Color RED isfree! ticed that we are getting fewer and fewer people for each function. It is impossible to continue the club if we do not get enough people who will attend the functions Therefore, we will be collecting 2013 membership dues at the sale for our annual St. Pattys Day party on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the Orchid Club lobby between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Please remember that our club is open to any fun loving Oak Run resident, Irish or not. The number of people who decide to join or rejoin our club, as well as the number of tickets purchased, will be the determining factors in our decision on the future of the club. We hope that we shall not be forced to disband the club, and we look forward to seeing you all for future functions in 2013.Oak Run TravelWe forgot to report on the huge success of the Mystery Dinner Theatre trip on Nov. 17. The food was great and the performance by the professionals from Sleuths Mystery Dinner Theatre in Orlando was outstanding. A few members of the audience participated and the audience helped solve the mystery. What a night!! Trip No. 13, Wonders of Winter Park and Treasures of Tiffany, will be on March 8. We will visit the opulent homes in Winter Park and have a tour of a Spanish farm house that sets the tone for the whole community. After a guided boat trip through their chain of lakes connected by canals, we will experience the most comprehensive collection of stained glass by Louis Tiffany. Lunch on your own while visiting exclusive shops along Park Avenue. Call Jim and Naomi Anzalone, hosts, to get more information and tickets. Make Your Own Chocolate is a trip to the Farris and Foster Candy Shop in Orlando on March 11. You will actually make the chocolate for yourself or to put in Easter baskets, etc. Then you will have lunch on your own at a nearby mall followed by some time for shopping. The cost is only $45 per person which includes the bus drivers tip. We will leave at 9 a.m. Call Duke and Joanne Misener for tickets before they are all gone. On March 17, go with us to the Show Palace Theatre for a fine buffet at 1:30 p.m. followed by the show at 3 p.m. The show is Joseph And The Amazing Dream Coat, which is a delightful Biblical parable about Joseph and his coat of many colors. He has prophetic dreams and is his fathers favorite son. His brothers sell him into slavery in Egypt where he rises to a position of importance because of his dreams. The music varies from countrywestern and calypso to rock n roll. Call Rita Stotz for tickets. The cost is $68.50 per person including buffet and bus drivers tip. A few tickets for the Bill Cosby show are still available. Any Bill Cosby fans who have not bought their tickets for his show on March 23, had better call Eleanor and Rich Feltenburger right away. You may remember Bills renowned show Himself from years ago. It was hilarious and some of those routines will be in this show along with his take on our everyday faults, foibles and successes. Cost is $69 per person and includes the bus drivers tip.Royal Oaks Ladies 18 Hole GolfOn Tuesday, Dec. 4, we held our annual Two Best Balls Christmas Tournament. The weather wasnt very Christmas-ish but how can you complain about 78 degrees and sunny. The winning teams were: First PlaceSylvia Zappia, Lynn Houghton, Rhonda LeBlanc, and Arlene Zimmerman; Second PlaceCarole Dygert, Judy Klein, Donna Gwin, and Inga Szabo; Third PlaceJan Tennant, Bea Terry, Maureen Edwards, and Kathleen Kollar. Lynn Houghton was Closest to the Pin. The tournament was followed by a delicious lunch prepared by the Royal Oaks staff. Donna Topp provided a musical accompaniment for our Christmas carols. The entire ROWGO membership OAK RUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 11 On a brisk Florida Fall morning, Oak Runners gathered to walk in the annual Hoofin it for Hospice event. They are pictured in front of Palm Grove before they began their trek on a course that meandered through Eagles Point. Bagels, donuts, muffins, fruit, coffee, tea, and water, which were donated by Bagelicious, Walmart, and Publix, were available to everyone following their return from the walk. This years Hoofin was another rousing success surpassing last years record/raising just over $11,000. This total gets Oak Run half way toward its third room at Legacy House. There were many volunteers that helped make this years Hoofm such a success. They are obviously too many to name, but significant recognition goes to Yogi Andrew and Ingrid Crane and Damian and Audrey Romano for their tremendous efforts in garnering the most contributions from Oak Run. We would also like to thank Karen Haven and Jennifer Harmon from Legacy House for their support. On Veterans Day weekend, the Ocala-based Marine Corps League 1072 celebrated not only Veterans Day but also the Marine Corps birthday with a ball held at the Orchid Club. The affair was emceed by Andy Butler, the Leagues senior vice commander, and all in attendance enjoyed a fantastic meal prepared by Royal Oaks, along with listening to dance music by George. In attendance were League Commandant Bernard Gray, Chaplain John Wargo, Adjutant Ed Kreczmer, Paymaster Fred Howatineck, Eugene Hunter, sergeant-at-arms and Donald Eckerdt, the judge advocate. Also present was Jim McCarthy, who is the Ocala Toys for Tots distributor. Many ceremonial activities were presented throughout the evening with an emphasis on fun. Happy 237th birthday to the Marine Corps. PLEASESEEOAK RUN, PAGE14 THOSE WHO SAVE US By Jenna Blum A middle-aged professor of German history is haunted by her discovery of a photograph showing her mother, Anna, with a Nazi officer during World War II. Believing the officer to be her real father instead of the American GI her mother married after the war, Trudy is driven by guilt about her heritage. Compounding the situation is Anna Schlemmers stony silence about her life in Germany during the war. The truthrevealed early in the novel is that Trudy was fathered by a Jewish doctor her mother loved deeply. The book is really two stories in one: Annas terrifying war story and Trudys contemporary one. As is the case with such a format one story overshadows the other. Annas is, of course, more riveting. To those readers who complain about the back-and-forth method the author explains in an interview that it was necessary to offer through Trudy some release from the horror tales of WWII Germany. Jenna Blum is half-Jewish and provides in Those Who Save Us the perspective of non-Jews who survived the war in Nazi Germany. To that end she has Trudy conduct a survey about non-Jewish survivors that counters a colleagues study of Holocaust victims. Whereas on the face of it the novel is about German experiences during WWII, it is about much more like the psychological effects of abuse and humiliation and what some call the Stockholm Syndrome. Years later when her American husband Jack asks Anna if she loved the Nazi she cohabited with for years she replies, We Come to Love Those Who Save Us. She might have added even those who shame us. Are the characters convincing? Here readers disagree. Some find their behavior given their circumstances completely believable. Others find Anna nave and uninformed and her small contributions of food to the Buchenwald prisoners too little and too late. Others applaud Anna but find Trudys guilt in wearing only dark clothing excessive. Bottom line: its a tense story and one many readers could not put down. A tense story that some readers cant put down BOOK MARK P WPat Wellington Upcoming Moose Lodge eventsDec. 14, Friday, Fish or Shrimp 5 to 7 p.m. Randy Stanley Karaoke 6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 15, Saturday, Christmas Party, Moose is providing ham, mac and cheese. Bring a dish for a pot luck at 5 p.m. and bring a gift from each person attending. Randy (Santa) Stanley entertaining 6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 16. Sunday, Bar Bingo 4 to 6 p.m., Football in the Social Quarters. Dec. 17, Monday, Coney dogs all day. Dec. 18, Tuesday, Dart League at 5:45. Dec. 19, Wednesday, Membership appreciation, 3 to 5 p.m. Dec. 20, Thursday, Cards 1 p.m., shuffleboard 7 p.m. Dec. 21 Friday, Fish or Shrimp 5 to 7 p.m. David Baldwin 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. 000DINP J&J SEAFOOD Formerly at Hwy 40 & 60th A ve. NEW LOCA TION S.W 7351 S.R. 200 352.236.0199 Open 7 days a week Daily Fresh Fish! Clams Shrimp Conch Squid Oysters Crawfish 8 oz. Lobster Tails Octopus OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK Accepting Food Stamps H A P P Y H O L I D A Y S MAR YLAND CRAB CAKES SOFT SHELL CRABS FRESH O Y STERS PINTS Now Carrying Fresh Cod Large Fillets $9.95/lb. FRESH STONE CLAWS CALL FOR DAILY SPECIALS 11100 SW 93 Ct. Rd. 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Friday, December 14, 2012 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 22~ Friday, December 14, 2012 www.smcitizen.com The annual Oak Run golf cart parade will take place on only one night, Wednesday, Dec. 19. It will start at the Orchid Club overflow parking lot at 6:15 p.m. and proceed down the main boulevard to Palm Grove. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at Palm Grove after the parade and seasonal drinks and desserts will be served. Remember that unlike prior to last year there will be only one parade, on Dec. 19, and that it will only travel down the main boulevard.Do You Remember? 2011 Christmas ParadeTune in channel 12 for Len Teitlers presentation of the 2011 Christmas Golf Cart Parade, narrated by Anna Boodee. It will air following FYI daily at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. from Dec. 14 to Dec 21. Ambassadors New Years Eve DanceRing in the New Year on Monday, Dec. 31, at the Some Enchanted Evening Dance with music by Diane and Mitch. Festivities will take place at Palm Grove from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Ticket sales will be this coming Monday, Dec. 17, from 8 to 10 a.m. in the Orchid Club card room and Tuesday, Dec. 18, from 9 to 10 a.m. in the Orchid Club lobby. Cost is $25 per person. Make your check payable to ORHA; no cash please. Genealogy ClubThe next meeting of the Oak Run Genealogy Club will be on Dec. 21 in the Orchid Club card room at 9:30 a.m. On the agenda will be the introduction of the club officers for 2013 and the planning of the holiday party scheduled for Jan. 18. Because of the enthusiastic support of our members in hearing family genealogy stories and research success, Bill Balch and Jim Waddell will conclude our 2012 meetings with stories about their interesting ancestors. As always, please look at Channel 12 and the blog at www.orgenealogy.blogspot. com for announcements of all activities for the meeting. If you are not familiar with how to read and use a blog, our blog administrator will help you. If we think about it, all of us have stories to tell about our ancestors. Perhaps it would be even more interesting to delve into the past a little deeper. Oak Run residents are invited to attend meetings and join our club. The annual membership is $6 and comes with entitlements such as help in finding the missing links in the family tree, meeting others with the genealogy addiction and a holiday party.Showcase of StarsJoin us for the celebration of the season on Saturday, Dec. 22, at Palm Grove at 7 p.m. Our Christmas cottage will be back for this holiday show. As always, admission is free and there will be door prizes and 50/50. Winter Water Exercise Sign-UpSign-up for the winter Water Exercise program will be Jan. 9, in the Orchid Club card room from 9 to 11a.m. You may register for a friend who is unable to attend that day, however, a contact phone number is required During the winter session each participant will attend only one class per week. The time for classes offered at the Aquatic Club are: Starting Jan. 15, Tuesday or Thursday at 4:30 p.m. Starting Jan. 16, Wednesday or Friday 9, 10 or 11 a.m. Classes will be filled by random drawing. Good luck and we hope to see you on Jan. 9.Performing Arts Company of Oak RunThe Performing Arts Company of Oak Run has completed its auditions for their March 2013 play, The Odd Couple. Patty Waddell and her audition committee have chosen the following cast members: Bonnie Kreider as Olive Madison, DiAnne Klatt as Florence Unger, Marlena Yaich as Sylvie (Marlena is a newcomer to the Oak Run stage), Arlene Raguso as Mickey, Rose Ann Piscitelli as Renee, Diane Porterfield as Vera, Lenny Klatt as Manolo Costazuela and Frank Porterfield as Jesus Costazuela. All the actors should give our audiences a good show. Those of you who are familiar with the movie and stage presentations of the odd couple know what a funny situational comedy this is. Rehearsals will commence on Jan. 2 and the first ticket sale will be on Jan. 12. Look for our flyer in the January Oak Run Newsletter for more complete information on the show. In the interim, reservations for the dinner theatre can be made by calling Shari Weber at 352-854-0116 and for the other three shows call Linda Noel at 352-8739908.Irish American ClubThe Irish American Clubs holiday party was held on Thursday, Nov. 15, and a fun time was had by all. However, we have noChristmas golf cart parade will take place Dec. 19 OAK RUN C WCarol AnnWheeler Showcase of Stars Christmas cottage. PLEASESEEOAK RUN, PAGE12 000DEC5 Sullivan Serving Ocala For over 31 Years www.SullivanCadillac.com 4040 SW College Rd., Ocala 352-732-4700 Toll Free 888-449-9890 *PLUS TAX, TAG, TITLE SEASONS BEST EVENT Our Gift To You! 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Friday, December 14, 2012 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com 10~ Friday, December 14, 2012 www.smcitizen.com most seriously, finished with your Christmas shopping? Christmas shopping! I had forgotten about it. I know we celebrate Christmas every year but I sometimes get so caught up with celebrating Christmas I forget about buying Christmas presents. After all, that Christmas tree would be somewhat naked if there were not Christmas presents to litter around the bottom. I had to look at my wife and say, No, I havent even started. By the time the dust of that thought settled I had to ask her, How many Christmas presents do I have to buy? Silly boy, she said with a chuckle that could compete with good old Santa Claus any day of the week, youve got to buy Christmas presents for everybody in our family. Then she chuckled some more just to set that thought into my cranium. Everybody in our family? Now I am beginning to see red. Santas red suit has nothing to do with a North Pole fashion statement; it has everything to do with my financial statement. I got a piece of paper and together my wife and I jotted down all of the members in our family. A few members I wanted to veto, but my wife vetoed my veto. By the time we were done, I would have to purchase Christmas presents for hundreds and hundreds of family members. Boy, did I see red! At the beginning of the month of December, my checkbook is in the black, but each day of the month the black begins to fade into expanding shades of red. By the time the 24th of the month comes around my checkbook is a solid, brilliant, scarlet red. I sighed quite deeply as I closed my checkbook. I almost said to my wife, Remember the day? I stopped short of vocalizing that thought. I thought back when we first were married, which seems like hundreds of years ago, we only got presents for each other. I bought one present for her and she bought one present for me. What a Merry Christmas we had back in the day. A few days later as we were wrapping those presents I began thinking of another color. I looked at my wife and said, This must be what they mean when they talked about the golden days. She laughed, and I thought some more. My thoughts centered on the fact of what a wonderful family we have. After all those years, we have accumulated a marvelous family. Thinking about all the ones in my family, I began to retract those thoughts of veto. You know, I said to my wife quite thoughtfully, red becomes my checkbook. All that red means all that family. The Christmas holiday season means family. There is no family more glorious than the family of God. The Bible says, For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life (John 3:16 KJV). The whole spirit of Christmas has to do with giving, and God started it all. I do not mind a red Christmas because everyone in my family is worth it. As Tiny Tim said, God bless us all, everyone.Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866-552-2543 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com. PASTORCONTINUED FROM PAGE 9 Pastor T. William Fortune began as interim pastor in October 1992. He was called as Senior Pastor in December 1992. He assisted in the starting of Primera Iglesia Bautista, pastored by Dr. Porfirio Matos, and is now located at the intersection of Marion Oaks Lane and Marion Oaks Manor. Primera Iglesia Bautista met in the Maranatha Baptist Church facilities from 1993 until 2001. Pastor Fortune has recognized that Gods sure hand of blessing has been on Pastor Matos and the congregation of Primera Bautista having surpassed the mother church (Maranatha Baptist Church) in attendance and membership with the constant and steady growth of the Hispanic population of Marion Oaks. He praised Pastor Matos for his leadership and diligence in reaching Hispanics. There will be a brief acknowledgement in the Sunday Worship Service on Dec. 16, 2012 at 10:45 a.m. The membership of Maranatha Baptist Church would like to extend an invitation to all the Marion Oaks residents and community leaders who would like to show your appreciation to Pastor and Mrs. Fortune to be present. Please attend your personal church first and arrive at 12:15 p.m., if you can show your support and appreciation for the ministry of Pastor and Mrs. Fortune at a time of fellowship in the fellowship hall. Maranatha Baptist Church is at 525 Marion Oaks Trail. Pastor Fortune also assisted in starting the Florida Highlands Baptist Church which is now completely independent and pastored by Michael Muffet, former Associate Pastor of Maranatha Baptist Church. While small in number, the church is growing and reaching Florida Highlands residents with the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. Maranatha Baptist Church credits its growth and many blessings to a very strong missionary emphasis. Having been missionaries for almost 10 years with the Maranatha pastor marks 20th year PLEASESEEMARANATHA, PAGE14 BY JIM CLARK EditorPatrick Kennedy of the Evangeline Booth Apartments sat in his motorized chair and solemnly watched the Pearl Harbor Memorial ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park in Ocala on Friday, Dec. 7. Although he was not at Pearl Harbor himself, he was attending in memory of his cousin, Atticus Lee Blanton, who once lived in Lady Lake. Blanton was lost on the Arizona when it was sunk by the Japanese during the attack. He is listed on the casualty list as an S.F.c3 in the U.S. Navy. The gray skies and occasional mist only added to the somber feelings of the small crowd that attended. The Kingdom of the Sun Concert Band played patriotic music leading up to the ceremony, which was headed by emcee Jeffrey Askew, director of Marion County Veterans Services. Randy West of the Rolling Thunder Chapter 3 gave the invocation, and Francis Marion Military Academy cadets presented the colors. After Marcia Muncaster sang the National Anthem, there were various short speeches and ceremonies, including the missing man table. Last Friday marked the 71st anniversary of the attack that drew the United States into World War II. Ceremony recalls Pearl Harbor attack photos by jim clarkRolling Thunder members help sing the National Anthem. Francis Marion Military Academy students presented the colors. Patrick Kennedy of Ocala attended in honor of his cousin, Atticus Lee Blanton, who died on the Arizona. 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Friday, December 14, 2012 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 24~ Friday, December 14, 2012 www.smcitizen.com additional 4 or 5 percent in taxes, the monthly debt will drop all the way down to 97 billion dollars. The promise of future cuts in expenses flies in the face of all that we seniors are warned of on a regular basis by the media, law enforcement and politicos. Never pay in advance for the promise of future services. It might just be a scam. The cliff looks like a better deal. Bill Riola Oak RunNo more holocaustsThere is no excuse for another holocaust. None. There is too much information, communication, and technology today for anyone to remain ignorant. Yet we still have brainwashed, propagandized useful idiots among us. There is a new fly in the ointment, we now have regular useful idiots, and Ivy League educated useful idiots. What a waste of money that was. Now we have them on the bottom, and the top. It is called progress, or should I say progressive? Both groups are brain challenged. Everyone in this nation can see that we are besieged by government corruption. No brainer. Some of us can see ways to fix things without destroying or sacrificing our deeply held moral convictions and beliefs, plus our fiscal and political systems, while others want to throw out everything. Do not try to help destroy the greatest system ever devised by humankind. Pitch in, help to fix what needs fixing. We are fighting for America. Will it be America, or Amerika? Fix: 1. Get us out of the U.N. That will do wonders for the U.S., save a lot of money. 2. Stop ALEC. They write the laws that favor certain groups. Laws that Congress should write, and read. This is the mechanism by which corporations gain illicit power. 3. Repeal Federal Reserve Act of 1913. A private corporation controls our money supply. Is that OK with you? 4. Take feds out of education. They are your kids, you know what is best. Local control empowers parents, not government. 5. Get the IRS off our backs. 6. Get excessive bureaucratic layer of government off our backs. It costs too much, and they are freeloaders. Too many make-work jobs. 7. Add your own pet peeves to the list: here. D.I. Larson Ocala Read the classifieds LETTERSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 The Christmas holiday season is always ablaze with beautiful colors. I find it hard to be gloomy or grumpy this time of the year. I must confess, not everybody belongs to this Holiday Cheer Club. It is an exclusive club but open to anybody who is tired of being grumpy. Colors abound throughout the season and the Christmas songs highlight this. Im Dreaming of a White Christmas. Ill Have a Blue Christmas Without You. Rudolph the Red Nosed reindeer. Oh, the wonderful colors of Christmas. One of the most obvious colors of Christmas is green. Right at the center of this Christmas holiday is the Christmas tree decked from top to bottom in beautiful colors and lights. Nothing says Christmas quite like an old-fashioned Christmas tree. My thoughts along this line are, let the grumps and grouches complain about the Christmas tree. For myself, I will look with admiring wonder at the beauty of the Christmas tree. Then of course, who could forget good old Santa Claus dressed in his red suit. I never could figure out why Santas suit was always red. Throughout the years, I never gave it too much thought and assumed it was a fashion statement from the North Pole. I had some time this week to do a little rummaging through my old thought gallery. For the most part, we only celebrate Christmas once a year. I think Charles Dickens had it right with old Mr. Scrooge, after his conversion, celebrating Christmas every day of the year. I wonder what kind of world this would be if all of us would celebrate Christmas every day of the year? If I were president of the United States, I would enact a law that would set aside one year to be a year of celebrating Christmas all 365 days. I think I would only have to do it once and nobody would want to go back to the old grumpy times of celebrating it only one time out of the year. I was thinking about this the other night when the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage jarred me back to reality. Have you, she queried Ill have a red Christmas, thank you OUT TO PASTOR J SRev. James L. Snyder PLEASESEEPASTOR, PAGE10 The First Congreational United Church of Christ of Ocala had its annual cookie walk Dec.8. The doors had to be opened a little early so the early birds could get their cookies early when there was a good selection. Countless cookies and varieties were available for hungry people. A decorated bag with a glove was sold at the entrance which was taken into the hall where several cookies were a ready to be placed in the bag. Several hours were spent on Saturday by the committee taking cookies out of their containers and placed on nice looking serving trays. Most cookie donaters labeled the containers with the kind of cookie they contained. Hopefully the cookies made it home and not all were eaten on the way home. For information about the church call 352-237-3035. PHOTOS BY MIKE ROPPELPutting out the cookies before the hungy mob surveyed and purchased cookies is Marilee Hickman. A day for cookies Cherry Jones is getting a tray of cookies ready to bring from the kitchen to the big hall. This hand belongs to a hungry guy as he is filling a bag with cookies. Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com 11251 S.W. Highway 484 (1.3 Miles West of State Road 200) 352-465-7272 Sunday 8:00 A.M. Holy Eucharist 10:00 A.M. Holy Eucharist Tuesday 9:00 A.M. Morning Prayer, Mass, and Healing Thursday 9:00 A.M. Morning Prayer, Mass, and Rosary Weekday Groups: Tues. & Thurs. Noon AA Tues. 6:30pm Cub Scout Pack 508 2nd Sat 8am Fellowship Breakfast at IHOP Episcopal Episcopal Church Church of the Advent of the Advent 000CNOY adventepiscopal.net 9330 SW 105th St., Ocala, FL 34481 854-9550 www.ocalawestumc.com 100th Ave. SW 105th St SW 110th St 484 Marion Oaks Library SW 103rd St Pine Run OTOW 80th Ave. 60th Ave. 49th Ave. Oak Run 200 484 A Place for You... Rev. Alan Jefferson No matter what your age is, no matter where You come from, no matter who you are, There is a place for you at Ocala West UMC Traditional Worship 8:00 & 11:00 A.M. Casual & Contemporary 9:30 A.M. Children & Youth Ministries 000CG1V 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. 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Ocala Health has announced that the Florida Department of Health, Office of Trauma, has approved their application for Provisional Level II Trauma Center designation at Ocala Regional Medical Center. This designation provides Trauma Service Area (TSA) 6, composed of Marion, Hernando, and Citrus counties, with its first and only trauma center. Ocala Regional Medical Center began receiving all patients who meet trauma alert criteria as put forth by the State of Florida, as of 7 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. This designation means we can now provide residents of Marion and surrounding counties with trauma care in their own community and ensure that critically injured patients have access to treatment faster, which could mean the difference between life and death, explains Randy McVay, Chief Executive Officer, Ocala Health. We are proud to be able to meet a true community need for easier access to comprehensive trauma care when minutes matter. The golden hour refers to a time period lasting from a few minutes to several hours following traumatic injury, during which there is the highest likelihood that prompt medical treatment will help to decrease death and disability. Prior to Ocala Regional gaining provisional status, EMS and first responder teams were required to transport patients to facilities outside TSA 6 to centers in Gainesville and Tampa. The development of a trauma program was a natural next step in the evolution of Ocala Regional Medical Center and is a very proud milestone for Ocala Health. More than $6.5 million has already been invested in developing the program, which is part of the USF/HCA Trauma Network. Community hospitals like Ocala Regional are able to meet local needs for trauma services through affiliations with major academic universities and medical schools. Ocala Regional Medical Center joins five other hospitals in the USF/HCA Trauma Network, which was created to complement the States existing trauma system, and to provide better access to those citizens living in currently underserved areas, said James M. Hurst, MD, FACS, Professor of Surgery, USF, and USF/HCA Trauma Network Medical Director. We look forward to workingFriday, December 14, 2012 ~ 25 www.smcitizen.com Attend the worship service of your choice... When he was in a mood to expand his empire, Napoleon Bonaparte derogated the British, as a nation of shopkeepers, unfit for a war against France. The Little Corporal, as he was known, did not create the shopkeeper snub. He borrowed it. Napoleon was quoting British economist Adam Smith, who said in his famous book Wealth of Nations that to found a great empire for the sole purpose of raising a nation of customers is a project fit only for a country run by shopkeepers. Smith had borrowed the snarky comment from Samuel Adams, a founding father of the United States. Currently we hear chatter from both sides of the political aisle about encouraging small and medium businesses to produce more jobs, generate more tax revenue, and revitalize the middle class. Sounds good, but how? President Obamas vision is rebuilding the national economy from the middle class out by making more government investments in education, infrastructure, and home grown clean energy. If we lead the world in college graduates by 2020, as the president envisions, will the new middle class be made up of school teachers, construction workers, and renewable energy technicians, all of whom will have college degrees and be indirect employees of the federal government? Mr. Obamas version of Economics 101 is predicated on a theory that the middle class can grow the economy, create jobs into the foreseeable future, and reduce government deficits. As always the middle class would have to contribute considerable tax revenue to finance government investment spending. There is no free ride for workers. When we hear about the presidents ambitious vision, we imagine a nation of shop owners, strip malls, and production of energy in the same way we make maple syrup from indigenous trees. As they say in baseball, thats small ball singles and bunts. Small ball may be all we can expect for the foreseeable future. Small businesses hire few employees. Five or ten hires in every new business across the nation will not create a spending boom. Despite the vagueness of the presidents visions, we make no endorsement of the old ideas offered by Republicans. As economist Robert Samuelson has observed, their economic ideas are broken models. World demand for U.S. exports is unlikely to grow in the current economy. Even once booming China is having economic difficulties. Were in a worldwide recession, and it isnt going away. During the Bush administration, with the help of a few congressional Democrats, the administration played deaf and dumb for eight years, while mortgage banking was turned into a racket and financial markets were creating make-believe paper money products. The whole economic system was a broken model. Business investment spending, which generates the most economic growth, isnt going to happen until they see more customer demand and less government regulation on the horizon. In the meanwhile, Democrats believe government should spend more to stimulate demand, and Republicans insist business would invest if government would get off their backs. Our guess is the White House visionary will have his way. www.smcitizen.com 8~ Friday, December 14, 2012 Those who remember Howard Cosell, the brash sports announcer on television years ago, will recall that one of his favorite sayings was Tell it like it is. He pushed using plain language to describe what was going on, not any fancy words that might tend to hide the truth. No one is suggesting anything sinister here, but I will admit I never heard of the word flyover with regards to a bridge until I started covering the news here. Every other place Ive been, its been called a bridge or an overpass. A flyover was something that planes do at veteran ceremonies. But regardless, I felt a real sense of accomplishment as I attended the ribbon-cutting and opening of the new 42nd Street Flyover last Thursday at the east side of the bridge. I had followed this project since its inception, with the groundbreaking just a little over a year ago, and I marveled at how well the contractor did the job ahead of schedule. But most of all, I was glad to see something that will make travel from west to east in Ocala just a little bit easier. I have to admit, that when the concept was first announced, I didnt think Id still be around when it was finished. But this was the final link connecting State Road 200 with Maricamp Road (also known as State Road 464 in some spots and County Road 464 in others). Im still a little shaky on how traffic will be affected on State Road 200 where the roads intersect. With estimates of 22,000 vehicles a day on the bridge, its reasonable to assume that 11,000 of them will be going west and feeding into the highway. Hows that going to work? Well just wait and see. I walked up to the bridge from my parking spot with Father Patrick Sheedy, pastor of Blessed Trinity Catholic Church and, by extension, Trinity Catholic High School. He pointed out how much easier it would be for the students to come from the west, but he added that they would have to be careful on the road. One of the speakers mentioned that the new road, dubbed Osceola Boulevard, would ease traffic on State Road 200 and the 17th Street corridor. For drivers thats good, but what about the merchants. The stores in the mall, across the road from the mall, and all along 17th Street are going to get thousands fewer cars passing their doors every day. That could really hamper walk-in traffic. The next thing to watch is whats going to happen on 42nd Street just east of the Interstate. Right now, on the south side of the road, theres a whole lot of nothing, and on the north side, once you get west of Hawthorne Village, theres also a lot of vacant land. Presumably, this could become prime commercial sites (theres already a for sale sign on one commercial plot of land), and heres hoping the county and city make sure that there is discipline in permitting the developments (maybe even service roads) as this area grows. For now, though, its a great wide open road, with few traffic lights, side streets and no stop signs. So if you have to go crosscounty, use it and enjoy. Just remember, the speed limit is 40, all the way.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. We dont like to keep harping on anything, but we are constantly hearing about new scams that are meant to separate residents of Marion County from their money. Add to that the danger of theft during the holidays, and it can be an unsafe time for many. So we are going to repeat what should be some common sense rules. 1. Never give out personal information over the phone unless you initiated the call. You never know, despite what the other caller might say, who you are talking to and what is going to be done with your information. Something as innocuous as your date of birth can open the door for all sorts of con artists and identity thieves. 2. Never let a stranger into your home if you didnt initiate the contact. Providing access to some people is like saying, Here, rob me. 3. If you hire someone to do work on the inside of your home, never let them out of your sight. Things can disappear quickly and quietly if youre not careful. Something as simple as letting an outdoor worker in to use the restroom can provide him access to things you might not want him to have. If you do allow this, make sure you watch to see that he doesnt go to any other room in the house. 4. When you are shopping, protect your purse and/or wallet at all times. Sometimes it might be better to carry just your keys, driver license and credit or debit card. 5. When using your debit card, make sure no one is looking when you punch in your PIN. And never leave the register until youre sure the transaction has completely cleared so the person behind you has to start over. 6. If youre shopping in more than one store, dont leave items visible in your car where people can see whats in there. It only takes seconds for a smash and grab. 7. When your car is left outside all night, make sure its locked and you have the keys. And dont leave a key in a secret place on your car. Burglars all know where to look first. 8. Heres a new scam we just heard about. Someone called a small business in our area and said they were from the IRS and they were going to be audited. Then they asked the business to send a copy of its tax returns to them. The owner got suspicious and did not follow through, a wise move. Again, if you didnt initiate the call, dont send anything. So just follow common sense during the next couple of weeks, and youll have a much merrier Christmas than if you dont. S UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Protect your money this Christmas Tell it like it is: Its just an overpass Jim Flynn Columnist Should we rebuild outside in or inside out? Jim Clark Editor READER OPINIONS INVITED LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Honor FlightThe Ocala Honor Flight 5 was a great trip for the World War II veterans to see their WWII monument in Washgont, D.C. Everyone was sorry that only one plane was able to make the trip, but I know the others will be happy to go in the spring. There was a large welcoming crowd to greet the veterans on their return home. I was a part of the crowd waving a flag as they departed the plane amid the beautiful fireworks. A big thank you to all the organizers, volunteers and helpers who made the trip possible. Thank you also to all the contributors who donated money and to all who contributed in memory of my husband, Paul R. Millett, who was very fortunate to have made Flight 4 a year ago. God bless America and all veterans. Ann Millett OcalaNational debt scamThe national debt runs about 100 billion dollars a month. If the top 2 percent of earners pay an Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com PLEASESEELETTERS, PAGE9 000DJFR ORMC approved as trauma center with Ocala Health to improve access to trauma care throughout Marion, Hernando and Citrus Counties. Darwin Noel Ang, MD, PhD, FACS, Medical Director of Trauma Services at Ocala Regional Medical Center, is also the Director of the USF/HCA Trauma Research and Analysis Center. This Center combines the resources of Morsani College of Medicine, USFs School of Public Health and the USF/HCA Trauma Network in quality and outcomes research. For the last nine months, Ocala Health leadership and staff have been working on several fronts to prepare to care for the communitys most critically injured patients. Significant efforts included construction of a rooftop helipad and resuscitation rooms in the Emergency Department, critical care training for staff at all levels of patient care, and the addition of more than 40 new staff members and 15 specialists. Read the classifieds The Munroe Regional Medical Center Board of Directors has approved Munroe Regional Medical Center moving forward to enter into a formal affiliation with the Surgery Center of Ocala, 3241 S.W. 34th St., Ocala. As a result of this affiliation, Munroe Regional will become an owner in the Surgery Center of Ocala. The transaction is taking effect this month. The formal affiliation will consist of three owners: Munroe Regional Medical Center, Symbion Healthcare and OcalaSurg. Symbion will manage the day-to-day operations of the Surgery Center. "Munroe Regional Medical Center is pleased to enter into this affiliation with the Surgery Center of Ocala," said Steve Purves, president and CEO at Munroe Regional. "This affiliation embodies our continued mission of both preparing for a more integrated healthcare delivery system under today's health reform and working collaboratively with our physicians. With this new partnership, Munroe Regional's expansion of surgical services benefits both our physicians and patients. We believe this to be a win-win for our community, physicians and Munroe Regional." As a physician in the community for over 20 years and a partner in the Surgery Center of Ocala for over 15 years it only makes sense that our two community leaders in surgical healthcare combine forces for years to come, said Dr. David McFaddin, President of the Board at the Surgery Center of Ocala. Symbion is proud of its partnerships with leading healthcare delivery systems, like Munroe Regional Medical Center. In this ever changing health care marketplace, strategic alliances with hospitals are key to the success of free-standing independent ambulatory surgery centers, said Michael Guarino, administrator at the Surgery Center of Ocala. Our experience developing and operating surgical facilities gives hospitals like Munroe Regional, the freedom to focus on their core business, while offering patients a high quality, low-cost alternative for outpatient services. Surgery Center in formal affiliation with Munroe Alzheimers caregivers can join support groupIf you are a caregiver of a loved one with Dementia or Alzheimers disease, or have been recently diagnosed with the disease, Emeritus Ocala West would like to invite you to our monthly support groups. In addition to peer support, the groups will also invite specialists in the field who can answer questions about Dementia and Alzheimers disease, its causes, how a diagnosis is made and current research, as well as coping mechanisms for caregivers. Emeritus Ocala West staff will be available to discuss our unique Join Their Journey Program. There is no cost to attend this group and everyone who is living with a friend or family member with Dementia or Alzheimers is encouraged to attend. Support groups are the second Tuesday of each month from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. or the last Thursday of every month from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Please contact Tanja Papa, Memory Care Director at 352-861-4444 for more information. Emeritus Ocala West is at 9070 S.W. 80th Ave., Ocala. 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 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 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 Phone (352) 861-9080 Sunday Services 10:30 a.m. 6:00 p.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Monday Morning Christians JOIN US IN WORSHIP 9045 SW 60th Ave. Ocala, FL 000DANR Bible Studies Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Southwest Christian Church 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 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 000CHQO F irs t Congr eg a tional United Chur ch of Chris t A Pr ogr essiv e Community of F aith in the Hear t of Centr al Florida Sunday Worship 10:30 am Adult Bible Discussion 12:00 Noon God is still speaking, Jesus didn t reject people. Neither do we. 7171 SW SR 200, Ocala, FL 352-237-3035 uccocala.org Dr. H.W. McSwain, Jr., Pastor S OUTH M ARION C ITIZEN D IRECT OR Y A SK FOR M ICHEL N OR THSEA AT 854-3986 The Reason to Believe... Wor ship Call t o 682184

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Friday, December 14, 2012 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 26~ Friday, December 14, 2012 www.smcitizen.com ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Make a start on that new workplace challenge. But get more information before you find yourself too deeply involved without knowing in which direction you should go. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You might find things becoming tedious as your schedule slows down for the holidays. Use this time to get information about a possible post-New Year job change. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) The creative Twin finds outlets for her or his ideas in the early part of the week. The practical Twin takes it a step further and rallies support to turn the ideas into reality. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Its time to stop being intimidated by someones negative behavior. Start taking positive steps on your own to help strengthen your position down the line. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Look closely at that socalled golden opportunity. Best to be a cautious Cat who approaches things slowly, than one who pounces without knowing where youll land. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Your apology can resolve that personal situation before it overshadows the holidays. Youll feel better, even if youre only partly to blame for what happened. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Avoid overtaxing yourself, even if your energy levels are high and you feel that you can do it all. Best to pace yourself so you wont run yourself down before the holidays. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Your sense of humor helps get you through a stressful period. Some of your quick quips can take the edge off any remaining negativity being aimed at you. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Your artistic talents not only help you express yourself these days, but they also set up a line of communication between you and someone very special. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Its fine to appreciate the importance of proper form for doing things. But relax a bit in order to allow newcomers on the project to feel less intimidated by you. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Use your boundless reserve of optimism to persuade others to work with you to resolve a difficult workplace problem before it can ruin your holiday fun. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) You brim over with self-confidence as you begin to tackle a new challenge. And, before you know it, youre not alone: Others have taken the plunge with you. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a highly defined sense of commitment to others. You would make a fine social worker. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. Once upon a time there was a little tree, sometimes called a Christmas tree or holiday tree that became something very magical and special. The little tree became Fairfield Villages Little Giving Tree, and it was so very happy. The little tree had been chosen to be a part of a very special and generous activity that would make both old and young very happy. The tree (henceforth to be called Little Giving Tree) was brought out of storage in early November, 2012, so that it could become part of a yearly activity very near and dear to the hearts of Sheila and Stan Cohen. Sheila called one of her friends who loved Little Giving Tree and asked if this friend had a little table for Little Giving Tree to sit on during the months of November and early December in the lobby of Fairfield Villages Clubhouse. Sheilas friend said, Yes, I do and I just recently painted my little table dark green. It is so clean and beautiful now. May I use your little table to help my Little Giving Tree be noticed so that our neighbors here in Fairfield Village will remember what we do each holiday season? Of course, Sheilas friend replied. My little table and I would love to help with your project that does so much good and makes so many little children happy. Thank you so much, exclaimed Sheila. Stan and I want to help to make as many of our foster children friends happy again this year as we possibly can. Our neighbors here in Fairfield Village have been so generous in the past, and we know that they will be again this year. When would you like for me to bring the little table to your house? Today, if you can, said Sheila. The sooner we get the little tree out for our friends to see, the sooner they will be able to start to shop for the little angels on the tree. So Sheilas friend took the little table to become the partner with Little Giving Tree. When Sheila and Stan took the little table and little tree to the Clubhouse and set them in the lobby, both the little table and the little tree were very happy. But, the little tree and the little table became much happier when Sheila and Stan put the little cutout angels on the little tree as decorations. The little angels had information about little children who needed special friends at the holiday season. Very good and generous people would look at these little angels and choose ones that the generous people could help Santa provide gifts for. When Sheila and Stan looked at the little table holding the little tree, they were very pleased. Smiling at each other, they placed their note to the Fairfield Village neighbors that explained the significance of the display. Then they left to go home to resume their own activities until they would come back to check on the beautiful little decorations or to pick up the gifts. Later that night, after the Clubhouse lights were turned off and the building was locked for the evening, a magical thing happened. Very slowly at first, then faster and faster, the little table began to vibrate. Then the printed note began to vibrate too. Soon the little tree was vibrating as if a magical spirit were causing it to come to life. Suddenly, the little table became a special Little Green Table; the note became the Little Description of Helping; and the little tree magically became the beautiful Little Giving Tree holding on its branches little paper angels that become Little Angels of Generous Love. The Fairfield Village holiday tradition had come to life again in 2012. Many Fairfield Villagers would come to see the magical tree and become a part of the special glow of love that would be passed on to the foster children represented by the Little Angels of Generous Love. As all good stories end, and they lived happily ever after had become a possibility for the foster children identified by Sheila and Stan Cohen. As adults enjoy providing for some practical needs and some fun items for these children, the Little Giving Tree and its friends, the table, the note, and the angels, wait to say a very quiet, but very special Thank you for those who share their special love at this most wonderful season of the year 2012. The End or the Beginning of the Joy of Holiday and Christmas Sharing. A special note: Each year for many years, Sheila and Stan Cohen have spent the biggest part of their holiday season collecting and distributing special gifts to some of Marion Countys most deserving foster children. These two extraordinary people allow others of us in Fairfield Village to experience the inexplicable joy of helping children in need. Not only do these children need material things but they need to know that people like Sheila and Stan (and their generous friends) care and will share to make their lives more complete. After all, these children have the same need for love as our own children, grands, and great-grands. We recognize and appreciate that. Because of the untiring efforts of Sheila and Stan Cohen, there will be giggles of delight in the homes of foster children who might not have even expected to smile. If you would like to help, go by the Little Giving Tree and choose an Angel to show some special love this year. The Joy is contagious and completely incurable. From our lively place filled with lovely people, we encourage everyone to explore ways to catch the JOY of 2012. Priscilla Geissal is the Fairfield Village correspondent for the West Marion Messenger. The Tale of the Little Giving Tree Priscilla Geissal 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. 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MLS#381550/BA/PAT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $43,500 8685-F SW 94TH LANE DIRECTIONS: Front gate OTOW, T/R SW 85th Terr., T/L SW 97th St., T/R SW 87th Ave., T/R SW 94th Ln., house on right. END UNIT VILLA that has the H&R Club as your backyard view. 2/2/2 with study/den, Fl rm. under heat/AC, large living/ dining rm. with cathedral ceiling, split bedroom plan and wood laminate floors thru-out. Must see theres simply too much to mention. MLS#382937/LBK/RAN . . . . . . . . . . . $84,500 8974-D SW 97TH STREET DIRECTIONS: OTOW main gate, to 2nd T/R @ 89th Ct. Rd., to T/L @ 97th St., home on left. END UNIT CORNER LOT VILLA 2/2/1.5 car garage. Eat-in kitchen overlooking family rm., includes all appliances. Tile floor in kitchen & family rm. Open patio and covered front porch. This is a MUST SEE for the price! MLS#383229/LBK/DES . . . . . $44,500 BEAUTIFUL 2 BEDROOM, 2 BATH HOME with den/study & 2 car garage. Tile in kitchen & both baths. 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Friday, December 14, 2012 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 28~ Friday, December 14, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Today marks the beginning of the 113th Christmas Bird Count. From now through Jan. 5, thousands of volunteers armed with binoculars, bird guides, and checklists will brave snow, wind, or rain, to classify and count birds. Audubon and other organizations use the collected data to assess the health of bird populations and to help guide conservation action. Obviously, todays Pun Alley is for the birds.Something to crow aboutIn Oak Run we have a lot of crows. At least, I think they are crows. A friend told me they might be ravens. He said, You have to count the pinion feathers on the wings. If there are four, its a crow. If there are five, its a raven. Really? I said. Oh yes, he replied. The difference is just a matter of a pinion.Bird biddingA man at an auction bid on a parrot. He really wanted this bird, but kept getting outbid, so he bid higher and higher and higher. Finally, he won the bird. As he was paying for the parrot, he said to the auctioneer, I hope this parrot can talk. I would hate to have paid this much for it, only to find out that he cant talk. Dont worry, said the auctioneer, He can talk. Who do you think kept bidding against you?Fly awaySusan thinks her dad told her she has the ability to turn into a bird and fly out over the ocean, but she cant figure out how to make the transformation. When she asked her mom about it, mom just repeated what her dad said, that she was born gullible.Little tweetsThe little bird got in trouble at school because he was caught tweeting on a test. A bird watcher had a mynah problem but with no egrets. A bird hater went to Clearwater Beach with a pocket full of pebbles to throw at them. He left no tern unstoned. The bird landed on an electrical wire. It was an ohming pigeon. Johns wife does the best bird imitations. She watches him like a hawk. Mozart sold his chickens because they kept saying, Bach, Bach. A boys pet bird fell into a can of varnish and drowned. It was a sad way to die, but the bird sure had a beautiful finish. No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings. The man had the job of throwing fish to the pelicans. Not a great job, but it filled the bill. When the owl lost his voice he didnt give a hoot.Phone homeA man received a phone call one day and the caller asked if he had lost a parrot. He said he had indeed lost the bird, but wanted to know how the caller located him. The caller said the bird had landed on his balcony and kept repeating, Hi, you have reached 555-7491. I cant come to the phone right now; please leave a message at the tone.RaceOne morning a bird and a duck were sitting by a large puddle of oil. When they saw a worm on the other side they decide to race. So the bird flew and the duck swam. The duck won, of course, because The oily bird gets the worm.No SuitcasesTwo turkey vultures were preparing to migrate north for the summer but, after talking about it, they decided they were too old to fly that far; so they decided to take a plane. While boarding the aircraft the flight attendant, noticing that both buzzards were carrying a dead armadillo, asked, Would you like to check those armadillos through as luggage? No thanks, the buzzards replied, theyre carrion. Cold facts about PenguinsThe penguin is a very ritualistic bird that lives an extremely ordered and complex life committed to its family and will mate for life, as well as maintain a form of compassionate contact with its offspring throughout its life. When a penguin is found dead, members of the family and social circle will dig a hole in the ice, using their wings and beaks, until the hole is deep enough for the dead bird to be rolled into, and buried. The penguins then gather in a circle around the fresh grave and sing, Freeze a jolly good fellow. Freeze a jolly good fellow. This Pun Alley is strictly for the birds PUN ALLEY D FDick Frank Do you have 16 hours a month to help seniors in your community? SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) needs volunteers. Call 1-800-96-ELDER (or 1-800-9635337) to train as a SHINE volunteer. SHINE is a statewide volunteer-based program of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, offering counseling and assistance with Medicare, Medicaid, long-term care planning, prescription drug assistance, supplemental insurance and Medicare fraud. We will train you fully at no cost to you. The upcoming SHINE training consists of Orientation (two hours) Jan. 11 from 1 to 3 p.m.; Basic Training (three days) Feb. 13, 14 and 15, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Mentoring (six sessions) scheduled as convenient. All training on the dates above takes place at Elder Options, 100 S.W. 75th St. (Tower Rd) in Gainesville. Mentoring will be arranged with an experienced SHINE counselor in the community in which you live. Registration is required by Dec. 28 Meals are provided and mileage reimbursed. If you live more than 50 miles from Gainesville, you have the option of staying in a hotel and receiving full reimbursement during SHINE training. SHINE is dedicated to providing free and unbiased information and counseling through a dedicated network of volunteers, empowering Florida Seniors, their families and caregivers, to make informed healthcare choices. For additional information or to request a SHINE Volunteer Application Packet, call 352-692-5264 or toll free: 1800-963-5337. Volunteers sought to help elderly BY SHELDON RICHMAN If the fiscal cliff controversy isnt enough to convince you this government is one big fraud, what will it take? The budget mess was delivered to us by the same people who every step of the way claimed to be acting in our best interest. Let that sink in. Every president and every member of Congress assured us that their fiscal policies would produce prosperity and employment. What did that bipartisan policy consist of? Spending and borrowing. Good political economists (especially those of the public choice school) warned us for decades that politicians face incentives that are inimical to the peoples best interests. Politicians who want to hold on to power have every inducement to promise to spend more money to benefit key constituencies. It is the rare politician who can get elected or reelected by promising to cut spending, unless its spending that benefits only people outside his or her state or district. (Even then, politicians will vote for spending in order to win support for their own projects the practice known as logrolling.) So spending rises in good times and bad. And how are the programs to be paid for? Politicians know better than to promise to raise taxes generally, because voters tend not to like that. President Obama has shown that you can get reelected if you promise to raise taxes on the wealthy. But theres no mystery to be solved there. Of course lots of people are happy to see higher taxes on someone else. Even some wealthy people will vote for a taxraiser, anticipating that avoiding higher taxes is just a matter of asking the accountants to work a little harder. For a long while, politicians didnt need to talk about taxes at all. Thats because they had a magic way to pay for higher spending: borrowing. Once upon a time in America, borrowing to finance normal expenditures was taboo. But that taboo was worn down thanks to government-created crises and court intellectuals. We reached a point where government could run trillion-dollar budget deficits over several consecutive years and amass a national debt as big as the U.S. economy itself all without inciting a revolution. Borrowing certainly has had its advantages, for the politicians and lenders at least. It also made government programs look free. Debt could be rolled over, so the bills wouldnt have to be paid until future generations who alas dont get to vote today came along. Its especially ironic when politicians who love to invoke the welfare of our children burden those very children, not to mention their children after them, with crushing debt. Anyone who wants to leave future generations a better planet should also want to leave them a smaller, lighter government, and for the same reasons. If anyone voiced a concern about borrowing, he was silenced with the admonition that we owe it to ourselves. Of course, that bit of nonsense cant withstand scrutiny. Many people who do not own government bonds will eventually be taxed to pay the people who do own bonds. We and ourselves are not the same group. Well, all good things must come to an end, and weve reached the point where government borrowing has finally gotten a bad name. People demand that it stop. They say they dont like the debt or the deficit. So politicians must now sing a different, responsible tune. Theyre now against all that or say they are. Beware: they cant be trusted. They talk about cutting the budget, but they dont mean it. Cutting, to them, means reducing anticipated (or imaginary) future spending. As the Wall Street Journalpoints out, when Republicans and Democrats talk about cutting $4 trillion in spending over the next decade, they are fibbing: Those numbers have no real meaning because they are conjured in the wilderness of mirrors that is the federal budget process. Since 1974, Capitol Hills baseline has automatically increased spending every year according to Congressional Budget Office projections, which means before anyone has submitted a budget or cast a single vote. Tax and spending changes are then measured off that inflated baseline, not in absolute terms. In other words, the spending and borrowing will continue apace. Once again, were being swindled. 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Friday, Dec. 14 Symphonies on the SquareFor 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.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 cantataThe Maranatha Baptist Church Choir in Marion Oaks will present a cantata 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.Afternoon of music offered by Jazz SocietyThe Ocala Jazz Society returns to the VFW Post 4781, across from Oak Run, on the third Sunday of each month, 2 to 5 p.m. The group plays more than jazz including favorite songs from past year. Dancing is encouraged. Admission is $2 and benefits Hospice in memory of Bea Wilson, founder of the Jazz Society. For more info, call Diane at 342-237-0234.Tuesday, Dec. 18 Ocala Harmony ChorusThe Ocala Harmony Chorus returns to Freedom Public Library at 3:30 on Tuesday, Dec. 18. This group was such a success last year that we brought them back to perform holiday favorites for you. Join us for lively entertainment guaranteed to put you in the holiday spirit. Presented by the Friends of Freedom Public Library.Wednesday, Dec. 19 Christmas event at CarminesA special Christmas event is planned at Carmines Cafe in Ocala for Dec. 19. From 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., soprano Carolyn Eaton will be singing all the Christmas songs you know, and some you dont Come enjoy outstanding Italian food, and great entertainment. Reservations can be made on-line at Carminesocala.com or by calling 352-854-1000.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.Friday, Dec. 21 The Circle of French FriendsLe Cercle Des Amis Franais meets on the third Friday of every month from 11 a.m. to noon at the Marion County Sheriffs Office Community Conference Room located at 9048 Highway 200, about 1/4 mile from Walmart. The club promotes all things French; language, culture and fun. You do not have to be a fluent speaker to join the group. Guests are welcome at any meeting. Call Marie McNeil at 352-509-4940 for more information. Our next meeting is Dec. 21.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.Monday, Dec. 31 New Years Eve with international flavorThe General K. Pulaski Citizens Club in Belleview invites you their New Years Eve dinner dance. If you havent made your plans yet consider New Years with an international flavor. Music of all types will be provided by DJ Bavarian Oskar. Dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m. and the celebration will continue until 12:30 a.m. Cost is only $25 per person in advance, but $30 at the door. For tickets or information call Tina at 352-854-6193 or Barbara at 352-751-4207. The club is at 6221 S.E. 113th St., Belleview, the red and white building off Route 441/27. Saturday, Jan. 12 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. Friday, December 14, 2012 ~ 29 www.smcitizen.com 4~ Friday, December 14, 2012 www.smcitizen.com SOUTH MARION Citizen The South Marion Citizen is a free community newspaper covering news of communities in southwest Marion County including Oak Run, Pine Run, Palm Cay, On Top of the World, Kingsland Country Estates, Countryside Farms, Marion Landing, Majestic Oaks, Hidden Lake, Woods and Meadows Estates, Paddock Farms, Saddle Oak Club, Deer Creek, Cherrywood Estates, Hardwood Trails, Candler Hills, Country Oaks, and Harvest Meadows, among others. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Citizen: If your community is listed above and the Citizen is not delivered to your home and you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 200 Corridor, call 854-3986CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481 EditorJim Clark Circulation Barbara Jaggers Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean and Kristy Kaigan 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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The Florida State Board of Education today voted to select Dr. Tony Bennett as the next Commissioner of Education. State Board Chair Gary Chartrand said, Florida has made a great deal of educational progress over the past decade as yesterdays announcement of the international assessment results clearly showed. We still have more work to do as we continue our transition to Common Core State Standards and ensure we offer a worldclass education to Floridas students. Tony has had a tremendous impact on education in Indiana and we are delighted to have him lead Florida into the future. Governor Scott said, We are excited that the State Board of Education chose Tony Bennett as Floridas new Commissioner of Education. Tony has a great record of achievement in Indiana and I am confident he will be a tireless advocate for Floridas students. I am committed to improving Floridas K-12 education system through continued support for education funding, teachers and students. My College and Career FIRST Agenda focuses on ensuring that Florida families get a quality education for their children to help them get a great job and pursue their dreams, and we are grateful for the leadership of Interim Commissioner Pam Stewart who helped shape this agenda. I am holding Tony accountable for driving the College and Career FIRST Agenda forward in support of Floridas students and teachers. I look forward to working with him on our goals to increase education funding and advocate for the professional development of Florida teachers, which is critical for student success. Dr. Bennett said, I am honored and excited by the opportunity here. I look forward to getting out, visiting schools, and meeting with and listening to students, parents, teachers, and leaders in districts across the state as we work together to ensure that every student in Florida has the kind of world-class education that allows them to flourish. Dr. Bennett was elected Superintendent of Indianas public schools in 2009, promising to increase student performance, reward great teachers, increase options for parents, and strengthen school autonomy. He was instrumental in increasing the states graduation rate beyond 85 percent, implementing the Indiana Growth Model detailing the amount of progress each student has made, and A-F school grades similar to Floridas grading system. Dr. Bennett was named 2011 Education Reform Idol by the Fordham Institute and 2010 Government Leader of the Year by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Bennett holds both a bachelors and masters degree in secondary education and a doctorate in education. He began his career in education as a high school biology teacher, while coaching several sports including basketball, baseball and track and field. Dr. Bennett will replace Chancellor of Public Schools Pam Stewart who has served as the departments interim commissioner for the past three months. To learn more about Governor Scotts College and Career FIRST agenda, visit http://www.flgov.com/2012/10/25/governor-rick-scottannounces-college-and-career-first-agenda/ 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 shrimp and wing baskets 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.29. 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. Bingo is open to the public each Monday and Thursday with early bird specials starting at 11:30. Lunch is available. Members and guests (non-members must be signed in by a VFW Post 4781 member) Monday Night Bar Bingo is played in the Canteen from 6 to 8. Food available. Join us for Karaoke on Friday, Dec. 14 from 6 to 10 p.m. with Sun Coasters and on Saturday, Dec. 15, from 7 to 11 p.m. with Ricky Collins. Canteen Lunches are served Monday through Friday from opening to 3. Fridays feature is Bobs steak and cheese. Hall Rental Rental includes a nonsmoking hall with catering and kitchen services available. The reasonable rates vary based on specific needs. For more information contact Bob O. at 904716-0578. (Please leave a message and we will return your call.) BY MICHEL NORTHSEA South Marion CitizenDick Ayre has been honored numerous times in his life. Most recently his bowling skills earned him induction in the Midland Bowling Hall of Fame in Michigan in the category of Class of 2012 in the Superior Performance category. Friends of his who bowl regularly with him in Florida were not surprised. They recall stories of how he bowled for 24 weeks without going under 600 in a set. Bowling is in Aryes blood. Ayre used to set pins from 1949 1953 and even sat in the foul box. His grandfather built the Harmony Hill bowling alley in Caro in the early 40s. His uncle later bought the bowling alley and his father managed the lanes in the early 50s. As a bowler since 1959 Ayre has won several league championships and American Bowling Congress awards. Between the years 1971 and 1986 he was a MBA All Star 10 different times. In Midland he started an advertising business illustrating books for local authors and creating business logos for area businesses. Some of his work was used by major companies, Dow Chemical and Dow Corning. But once he moved to Florida in 1986 he started focusing on painting. As a wildlife artist, he has received awards in judged shows around Florida and his works have been published numerous times in magazines. The Florida Audubon Society published several of his drawings in their Naturalist magazine and wildlife preservation was encouraged with his art through the Florida Conservation Association. Locally his work is on display at Gallery East in Belleview. Health issues kept Ayre from attending his induction ceremony but he is still pleased with the honor, he describes as the ultimate honor. Friday, December 14, 2012 ~ 3 www.smcitizen.com 30~ Friday, December 14, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Bowler from Pine Run now in Michigan Hall Dick Ayre of Pine Run. Upcoming events at VFW Post 4781 000DI1V Tony Bennett (not that one) named Education Commissioner Temperatures have fallen, but that doesnt mean you have to stop stocking up on gardening tips and tricks this winter. Learn about caring for holiday plants, fertilizing and composting at the free December and January classes offered by UF/IFAS Marion County Extension Service staff and volunteers. Dec. 18: Caring for holiday plants Celebrate the season with holiday plants and learn to make them last at this session, held at 2 p.m. at the Dunnellon Public Library (20351 Robinson Road, Dunnellon). For more information, contact the library at 352-438-2520. Dec. 20: Composting Learn how composting can naturally boost your garden at this class, held at 10:30 a.m. at the Marion Oaks Public Library (294 Marion Oaks Lane, Ocala). For more information, call the library at 352-438-2570. Jan. 3: Fertilizer: Whats good, whats bad Learn how to feed your garden with fertilizer at this session, held at 10:30 a.m. at the Belleview Public Library (13145 SE Highway 484, Belleview). For more information, call the library at 352-438-2500. Jan. 17: Fertilizer: Whats good, whats bad Learn how to feed your garden with fertilizer at this session, held at 10:30 a.m. at the Marion Oaks Public Library. For more information, call the library at 352-438-2570. Extension Service schedules classes for Marion County gardeners 861-Wise (9473) VOTED SOUTH MARION CITIZENS READERS CHOICE #1 USED CAR DEALER FOR 6 CONSECUTIVE YEARS Over 50 Years Experience Family Owned & Operated Experience a whole new way to buy a vehicle Like-new cars without the new car price LOCATE PROGRAM, Wise Way can find any vehicle youre looking for! All Vehicles Fully Serviced & Certified with Warranty Upon Purchase!! 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Real Es t ate F or Sale PUBLISHERS NOTICE:All real est ate advertising in this newsp aper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limit ation or discrimination based on race, color religion, sex, handicap, familial st atus or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limit ation or discrimination. Familial st atus includes children under the age of 18 living with p arent s or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newsp aper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real est ate which is in violation of the law Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newsp aper are available on an equal opportunity basis. T o complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing imp aired is 1-800-927-9275. Citrus Count y Homes PINE RIDGETHIS IS THE PROPER TY YOUVE BEEN LOOKING FOR! 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Estimates say that 22,000 vehicles will use the new bridge daily. FLYOVERCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 PHOTO BY JIM CLARKThe Rev. Patrick Sheedy, pastor of Blessd Trinity Catholic Church, gives the invocation as Mounir Bouyounes, county engineer, looks on. PHOTO BY JIM CLARKCurrent and former county officials used scissors big and small to cut the ribbon at the new 42nd Street Flyover on Thursday, Dec. 6. 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BRIEFS Food drive today at downtown squareAs the holiday season approaches, local charities have seen their food supplies dwindle, making it increasingly difficult for them to meet the communitys need for assistance this year. Marion County Commissioners, the City of Ocala, Marion County Sheriffs Office and other government agencies are partnering to hold a food drive to help re-stock the shelves of these charities so they can help area families this holiday. Residents can bring non-perishable food and toiletry items to the Ocala Downtown Square Dec. 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Those who stop by with donations are also invited to enjoy a cup of hot chocolate, courtesy Marion County Sheriffs Office. Our community has always come together to help their neighbors when the need arises, Marion County Board of County Commissioners Chairman Kathy Bryant said. This food drive is one last push before the holidays to help fill the need gap that some of our local charities are experiencing. Marion County Sheriffs Office will pick up the collected donations and the Community with a Heart organization will distribute them to the Salvation Army, Interfaith Emergency Services and Brothers Keeper. INSIDE INDEX Bookmark...........................21 Cherrywood......................15 Fairfield Village...................7 Oak Run...............................11 Opinion..................................8 Out to Pastor........................8 Pine Run................................3 Pun Alley...............................5 Puzzles.................................26 Religion...............................19 A ceremony remembering the attack on Pearl Harbor 71 years ago was held at Veterans Park.PEARL HARBOR REMEMBERED Page 23 CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & BusinessesFRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2012 VOLUME 18 NUMBER 29 www.smcitizen.com32~ Friday, December 14, 2012 www.smcitizen.com The library website http://library.marioncountyfl.org just got even better. The Marion County Public Library Systems website is expanding its online services to offer library cardholders free access to downloadable music and hundreds more e-book titles. Freading, a new e-book service, augments the size and diversity of the librarys digital collection with tens of thousands of new titles. The service, compatible with diverse computer and mobile device software, enables patrons to instantly download a select number of e-books each week. Each title may be checked out for a maximum of two weeks. Freegal, a new downloadable music service, will give patrons access to more than three million songs, including Sony Musics catalog of legendary artists. The service also includes more than 10,000 music labels from 65 countries. Registered library card holders will be able to download a select number of music tracks in the MP3 format each week. All music tracks are available for download with no expiration date. To access both services, visit http://library.marioncountyfl.org and click on the Digital Media tab. We are excited to be able to offer a service like this that delivers great content, compatibility with lots of devices and simplicity of use, said Public Library System Director Julie Sieg. We believe that Freegal and Freading will be incredibly popular with our patrons. The Public Library System is providing the new services in partnership with Library Ideas, a global network of public libraries. For more information, call 352671-8551 or visit http://library.marioncountyfl.org. Library expands free book, music downloads BY JIM CLARK EditorWhile vehicles lined up waiting to be among the first to make the new connection, and as traffic below sped by with drivers oblivious to what was going on above them, the nd Street Flyover was opened last Thursday, Dec. 6, following a ribbon-cutting and other ceremonies. The new bridge provides a new east-west route over Interstate 75, allowing traffic to connect from Southwest 27th Avenue to State Road 200, bypassing the traffic at the I-75 interchange and to the east. County Commission Chair Kathy Bryant led a large delegation of officials who took part in the event. She praised the contractors who finished the project ahead of schedule. Mounir Bouyounes, assistant county administrator and county engineer, welcomed the audience. The Rev. Patrick Sheedy, pastor of Blessed Trinity Catholic Church, gave the invocation. He noted in an earlier conversation that the road would make it easier for students at Trinity Catholic High School to arrive from the west. The school is at the intersecDedicating the new flyover PHOTO COURTESY MARION COUNTY OFFICE OF PUBLIC INFORMATIONThis probably wasnt the type of vehicle planners had in mind when they conceived the notion of a bridge at Southwest 42nd Street, but it was one of the first to head west on the new overpass. New bridge spans Interstate 75 at Southwest 42nd Street PHOTO BY JIM CLARKDuring her speech, County Commission Chair Kathy Bryant acknowledges the contractors who finished ahead of schedule. PHOTO BY JIM CLARKNardin Derias, a senior at Vanguard High School who was on the committee to choose the name, unveils the Osceola Boulevard sign as State Rep. Charlie Stone looks on. PLEASESEEFLYOVER, PAGE2 Loving a paradeLarge crowds line the streets of Ocala on Saturday, Dec. 8, as the annual Christmas parade made its way from the McPherson Complex to near downtown. For more photos, see Page 6.PHOTO BY JIM CLARK 000DG6U



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BRIEFS Food drive today at downtown squareAs the holiday season approaches, local charities have seen their food supplies dwindle, making it increasingly difficult for them to meet the communitys need for assistance this year. Marion County Commissioners, the City of Ocala, Marion County Sheriffs Office and other government agencies are partnering to hold a food drive to help re-stock the shelves of these charities so they can help area families this holiday. Residents can bring non-perishable food and toiletry items to the Ocala Downtown Square Dec. 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Those who stop by with donations are also invited to enjoy a cup of hot chocolate, courtesy Marion County Sheriffs Office. Our community has always come together to help their neighbors when the need arises, Marion County Board of County Commissioners Chairman Kathy Bryant said. This food drive is one last push before the holidays to help fill the need gap that some of our local charities are experiencing. Marion County Sheriffs Office will pick up the collected donations and the Community with a Heart organization will distribute them to the Salvation Army, Interfaith Emergency Services and Brothers Keeper. INSIDE INDEX Bookmark...........................21 Cherrywood......................15 Fairfield Village...................7 Oak Run...............................11 Opinion..................................8 Out to Pastor........................8 Pine Run................................3 Pun Alley...............................5 Puzzles.................................26 Religion...............................19 A ceremony remembering the attack on Pearl Harbor 71 years ago was held at Veterans Park.PEARL HARBOR REMEMBERED Page 23 CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & Businesses FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2012 VOLUME 18 NUMBER 29 www.smcitizen.com 32 ~ Friday, December 14, 2012 www.smcitizen.com The library website http://library.marioncountyfl.org just got even better. The Marion County Public Library Systems website is expanding its online services to offer library cardholders free access to downloadable music and hundreds more e-book titles. Freading, a new e-book service, augments the size and diversity of the librarys digital collection with tens of thousands of new titles. The service, compatible with diverse computer and mobile device software, enables patrons to instantly download a select number of e-books each week. Each title may be checked out for a maximum of two weeks. Freegal, a new downloadable music service, will give patrons access to more than three million songs, including Sony Musics catalog of legendary artists. The service also includes more than 10,000 music labels from 65 countries. Registered library card holders will be able to download a select number of music tracks in the MP3 format each week. All music tracks are available for download with no expiration date. To access both services, visit http://library.marioncountyfl.org and click on the Digital Media tab. We are excited to be able to offer a service like this that delivers great content, compatibility with lots of devices and simplicity of use, said Public Library System Director Julie Sieg. We believe that Freegal and Freading will be incredibly popular with our patrons. The Public Library System is providing the new services in partnership with Library Ideas, a global network of public libraries. For more information, call 352671-8551 or visit http://library.marioncountyfl.org. Library expands free book, music downloads BY JIM CLARK Editor While vehicles lined up waiting to be among the first to make the new connection, and as traffic below sped by with drivers oblivious to what was going on above them, the nd Street Flyover was opened last Thursday, Dec. 6, following a ribbon-cutting and other ceremonies. The new bridge provides a new east-west route over Interstate 75, allowing traffic to connect from Southwest 27th Avenue to State Road 200, bypassing the traffic at the I-75 interchange and to the east. County Commission Chair Kathy Bryant led a large delegation of officials who took part in the event. She praised the contractors who finished the project ahead of schedule. Mounir Bouyounes, assistant county administrator and county engineer, welcomed the audience. The Rev. Patrick Sheedy, pastor of Blessed Trinity Catholic Church, gave the invocation. He noted in an earlier conversation that the road would make it easier for students at Trinity Catholic High School to arrive from the west. The school is at the intersecDedicating the new flyover PHOTO COURTESY MARION COUNTY OFFICE OF PUBLIC INFORMATIONThis probably wasnt the type of vehicle planners had in mind when they conceived the notion of a bridge at Southwest 42nd Street, but it was one of the first to head west on the new overpass. New bridge spans Interstate 75 at Southwest 42nd Street PHOTO BY JIM CLARKDuring her speech, County Commission Chair Kathy Bryant acknowledges the contractors who finished ahead of schedule. PHOTO BY JIM CLARKNardin Derias, a senior at Vanguard High School who was on the committee to choose the name, unveils the Osceola Boulevard sign as State Rep. Charlie Stone looks on. PLEASESEEFLYOVER PAGE2 Loving a parade Large crowds line the streets of Ocala on Saturday, Dec. 8, as the annual Christmas parade made its way from the McPherson Complex to near downtown. For more photos, see Page 6.PHOTO BY JIM CLARK 000DG6U

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Estimates say that 22,000 vehicles will use the new bridge daily. FLYOVERCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 PHOTO BY JIM CLARKThe Rev. Patrick Sheedy, pastor of Blessd Trinity Catholic Church, gives the invocation as Mounir Bouyounes, county engineer, looks on. PHOTO BY JIM CLARKCurrent and former county officials used scissors big and small to cut the ribbon at the new 42nd Street Flyover on Thursday, Dec. 6. 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The Florida State Board of Education today voted to select Dr. Tony Bennett as the next Commissioner of Education. State Board Chair Gary Chartrand said, Florida has made a great deal of educational progress over the past decade as yesterdays announcement of the international assessment results clearly showed. We still have more work to do as we continue our transition to Common Core State Standards and ensure we offer a worldclass education to Floridas students. Tony has had a tremendous impact on education in Indiana and we are delighted to have him lead Florida into the future. Governor Scott said, We are excited that the State Board of Education chose Tony Bennett as Floridas new Commissioner of Education. Tony has a great record of achievement in Indiana and I am confident he will be a tireless advocate for Floridas students. I am committed to improving Floridas K-12 education system through continued support for education funding, teachers and students. My College and Career FIRST Agenda focuses on ensuring that Florida families get a quality education for their children to help them get a great job and pursue their dreams, and we are grateful for the leadership of Interim Commissioner Pam Stewart who helped shape this agenda. I am holding Tony accountable for driving the College and Career FIRST Agenda forward in support of Floridas students and teachers. I look forward to working with him on our goals to increase education funding and advocate for the professional development of Florida teachers, which is critical for student success. Dr. Bennett said, I am honored and excited by the opportunity here. I look forward to getting out, visiting schools, and meeting with and listening to students, parents, teachers, and leaders in districts across the state as we work together to ensure that every student in Florida has the kind of world-class education that allows them to flourish. Dr. Bennett was elected Superintendent of Indianas public schools in 2009, promising to increase student performance, reward great teachers, increase options for parents, and strengthen school autonomy. He was instrumental in increasing the states graduation rate beyond 85 percent, implementing the Indiana Growth Model detailing the amount of progress each student has made, and A-F school grades similar to Floridas grading system. Dr. Bennett was named 2011 Education Reform Idol by the Fordham Institute and 2010 Government Leader of the Year by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Bennett holds both a bachelors and masters degree in secondary education and a doctorate in education. He began his career in education as a high school biology teacher, while coaching several sports including basketball, baseball and track and field. Dr. Bennett will replace Chancellor of Public Schools Pam Stewart who has served as the departments interim commissioner for the past three months. To learn more about Governor Scotts College and Career FIRST agenda, visit http://www.flgov.com/2012/10/25/governor-rick-scottannounces-college-and-career-first-agenda/ 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 shrimp and wing baskets 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.29. 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. Bingo is open to the public each Monday and Thursday with early bird specials starting at 11:30. Lunch is available. Members and guests (non-members must be signed in by a VFW Post 4781 member) Monday Night Bar Bingo is played in the Canteen from 6 to 8. Food available. Join us for Karaoke on Friday, Dec. 14 from 6 to 10 p.m. with Sun Coasters and on Saturday, Dec. 15, from 7 to 11 p.m. with Ricky Collins. Canteen Lunches are served Monday through Friday from opening to 3. Fridays feature is Bobs steak and cheese. Hall Rental Rental includes a nonsmoking hall with catering and kitchen services available. The reasonable rates vary based on specific needs. For more information contact Bob O. at 904716-0578. (Please leave a message and we will return your call.) BY MICHEL NORTHSEA South Marion Citizen Dick Ayre has been honored numerous times in his life. Most recently his bowling skills earned him induction in the Midland Bowling Hall of Fame in Michigan in the category of Class of 2012 in the Superior Performance category. Friends of his who bowl regularly with him in Florida were not surprised. They recall stories of how he bowled for 24 weeks without going under 600 in a set. Bowling is in Aryes blood. Ayre used to set pins from 1949 1953 and even sat in the foul box. His grandfather built the Harmony Hill bowling alley in Caro in the early 40s. His uncle later bought the bowling alley and his father managed the lanes in the early 50s. As a bowler since 1959 Ayre has won several league championships and American Bowling Congress awards. Between the years 1971 and 1986 he was a MBA All Star 10 different times. In Midland he started an advertising business illustrating books for local authors and creating business logos for area businesses. Some of his work was used by major companies, Dow Chemical and Dow Corning. But once he moved to Florida in 1986 he started focusing on painting. As a wildlife artist, he has received awards in judged shows around Florida and his works have been published numerous times in magazines. The Florida Audubon Society published several of his drawings in their Naturalist magazine and wildlife preservation was encouraged with his art through the Florida Conservation Association. Locally his work is on display at Gallery East in Belleview. Health issues kept Ayre from attending his induction ceremony but he is still pleased with the honor, he describes as the ultimate honor. Friday, December 14, 2012 ~ 3 www.smcitizen.com 30 ~ Friday, December 14, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Bowler from Pine Run now in Michigan Hall Dick Ayre of Pine Run. Upcoming events at VFW Post 4781 000DI1V Tony Bennett (not that one) named Education Commissioner Temperatures have fallen, but that doesnt mean you have to stop stocking up on gardening tips and tricks this winter. Learn about caring for holiday plants, fertilizing and composting at the free December and January classes offered by UF/IFAS Marion County Extension Service staff and volunteers. Dec. 18: Caring for holiday plants Celebrate the season with holiday plants and learn to make them last at this session, held at 2 p.m. at the Dunnellon Public Library (20351 Robinson Road, Dunnellon). For more information, contact the library at 352-438-2520. Dec. 20: Composting Learn how composting can naturally boost your garden at this class, held at 10:30 a.m. at the Marion Oaks Public Library (294 Marion Oaks Lane, Ocala). For more information, call the library at 352-438-2570. 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Friday, Dec. 14 Symphonies on the Square For 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. 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 cantata The Maranatha Baptist Church Choir in Marion Oaks will present a cantata 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.Afternoon of music offered by Jazz SocietyThe Ocala Jazz Society returns to the VFW Post 4781, across from Oak Run, on the third Sunday of each month, 2 to 5 p.m. The group plays more than jazz including favorite songs from past year. Dancing is encouraged. Admission is $2 and benefits Hospice in memory of Bea Wilson, founder of the Jazz Society. For more info, call Diane at 342-237-0234.Tuesday, Dec. 18 Ocala Harmony ChorusThe Ocala Harmony Chorus returns to Freedom Public Library at 3:30 on Tuesday, Dec. 18. This group was such a success last year that we brought them back to perform holiday favorites for you. Join us for lively entertainment guaranteed to put you in the holiday spirit. Presented by the Friends of Freedom Public Library.Wednesday, Dec. 19 Christmas event at Carmines A special Christmas event is planned at Carmines Cafe in Ocala for Dec. 19. From 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., soprano Carolyn Eaton will be singing all the Christmas songs you know, and some you dont Come enjoy outstanding Italian food, and great entertainment. Reservations can be made on-line at Carminesocala.com or by calling 352-854-1000. 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. Friday, Dec. 21 The Circle of French FriendsLe Cercle Des Amis Franais meets on the third Friday of every month from 11 a.m. to noon at the Marion County Sheriffs Office Community Conference Room located at 9048 Highway 200, about 1/4 mile from Walmart. The club promotes all things French; language, culture and fun. You do not have to be a fluent speaker to join the group. Guests are welcome at any meeting. Call Marie McNeil at 352-509-4940 for more information. Our next meeting is Dec. 21. 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.Monday, Dec. 31 New Years Eve with international flavorThe General K. Pulaski Citizens Club in Belleview invites you their New Years Eve dinner dance. If you havent made your plans yet consider New Years with an international flavor. Music of all types will be provided by DJ Bavarian Oskar. Dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m. and the celebration will continue until 12:30 a.m. Cost is only $25 per person in advance, but $30 at the door. For tickets or information call Tina at 352-854-6193 or Barbara at 352-751-4207. The club is at 6221 S.E. 113th St., Belleview, the red and white building off Route 441/27. Saturday, Jan. 12 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. Friday, December 14, 2012 ~ 29 www.smcitizen.com 4 ~ Friday, December 14, 2012 www.smcitizen.com SOUTH MARION Citizen The South Marion Citizen is a free community newspaper covering news of communities in southwest Marion County including Oak Run, Pine Run, Palm Cay, On Top of the World, Kingsland Country Estates, Countryside Farms, Marion Landing, Majestic Oaks, Hidden Lake, Woods and Meadows Estates, Paddock Farms, Saddle Oak Club, Deer Creek, Cherrywood Estates, Hardwood Trails, Candler Hills, Country Oaks, and Harvest Meadows, among others. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Citizen: If your community is listed above and the Citizen is not delivered to your home and you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 200 Corridor, call 854-3986CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481 Editor Jim Clark Circulation Barbara Jaggers Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean and Kristy Kaigan General Manager John Provost Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Deadline for classified ads :Deadline for display advertising : Tuesday 4 p.m. before publicationMonday 5 p.m. before publication READER SERVICES I want to get news in the Citizen. Call editor Jim Clark at 352-854-3986 or send by e-mail to editor@smcitizen.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Citizenoffice in Kingsland Plaza. 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Friday, December 14, 2012 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 28 ~ Friday, December 14, 2012 www.smcitizen.com T oday marks the beginning of the 113th Christmas Bird Count. From now through Jan. 5, thousands of volunteers armed with binoculars, bird guides, and checklists will brave snow, wind, or rain, to classify and count birds. Audubon and other organizations use the collected data to assess the health of bird populations and to help guide conservation action. Obviously, todays Pun Alley is for the birds. Something to crow aboutIn Oak Run we have a lot of crows. At least, I think they are crows. A friend told me they might be ravens. He said, You have to count the pinion feathers on the wings. If there are four, its a crow. If there are five, its a raven. Really? I said. Oh yes, he replied. The difference is just a matter of a pinion. Bird biddingA man at an auction bid on a parrot. He really wanted this bird, but kept getting outbid, so he bid higher and higher and higher. Finally, he won the bird. As he was paying for the parrot, he said to the auctioneer, I hope this parrot can talk. I would hate to have paid this much for it, only to find out that he cant talk. Dont worry, said the auctioneer, He can talk. Who do you think kept bidding against you? Fly awaySusan thinks her dad told her she has the ability to turn into a bird and fly out over the ocean, but she cant figure out how to make the transformation. When she asked her mom about it, mom just repeated what her dad said, that she was born gullible. Little tweets The little bird got in trouble at school because he was caught tweeting on a test. A bird watcher had a mynah problem but with no egrets. A bird hater went to Clearwater Beach with a pocket full of pebbles to throw at them. He left no tern unstoned. The bird landed on an electrical wire. It was an ohming pigeon. Johns wife does the best bird imitations. She watches him like a hawk. Mozart sold his chickens because they kept saying, Bach, Bach. A boys pet bird fell into a can of varnish and drowned. It was a sad way to die, but the bird sure had a beautiful finish. No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings. The man had the job of throwing fish to the pelicans. Not a great job, but it filled the bill. When the owl lost his voice he didnt give a hoot.Phone home A man received a phone call one day and the caller asked if he had lost a parrot. He said he had indeed lost the bird, but wanted to know how the caller located him. The caller said the bird had landed on his balcony and kept repeating, Hi, you have reached 555-7491. I cant come to the phone right now; please leave a message at the tone. Race One morning a bird and a duck were sitting by a large puddle of oil. When they saw a worm on the other side they decide to race. So the bird flew and the duck swam. The duck won, of course, because The oily bird gets the worm. No Suitcases Two turkey vultures were preparing to migrate north for the summer but, after talking about it, they decided they were too old to fly that far; so they decided to take a plane. While boarding the aircraft the flight attendant, noticing that both buzzards were carrying a dead armadillo, asked, Would you like to check those armadillos through as luggage? No thanks, the buzzards replied, theyre carrion. Cold facts about PenguinsThe penguin is a very ritualistic bird that lives an extremely ordered and complex life committed to its family and will mate for life, as well as maintain a form of compassionate contact with its offspring throughout its life. When a penguin is found dead, members of the family and social circle will dig a hole in the ice, using their wings and beaks, until the hole is deep enough for the dead bird to be rolled into, and buried. The penguins then gather in a circle around the fresh grave and sing, Freeze a jolly good fellow. Freeze a jolly good fellow. This Pun Alley is strictly for the birds P UN ALLEY D F Dick Frank Do you have 16 hours a month to help seniors in your community? SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) needs volunteers. Call 1-800-96-ELDER (or 1-800-9635337) to train as a SHINE volunteer. SHINE is a statewide volunteer-based program of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, offering counseling and assistance with Medicare, Medicaid, long-term care planning, prescription drug assistance, supplemental insurance and Medicare fraud. We will train you fully at no cost to you. The upcoming SHINE training consists of Orientation (two hours) Jan. 11 from 1 to 3 p.m.; Basic Training (three days) Feb. 13, 14 and 15, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Mentoring (six sessions) scheduled as convenient. All training on the dates above takes place at Elder Options, 100 S.W. 75th St. (Tower Rd) in Gainesville. Mentoring will be arranged with an experienced SHINE counselor in the community in which you live. Registration is required by Dec. 28 Meals are provided and mileage reimbursed. If you live more than 50 miles from Gainesville, you have the option of staying in a hotel and receiving full reimbursement during SHINE training. SHINE is dedicated to providing free and unbiased information and counseling through a dedicated network of volunteers, empowering Florida Seniors, their families and caregivers, to make informed healthcare choices. For additional information or to request a SHINE Volunteer Application Packet, call 352-692-5264 or toll free: 1800-963-5337. Volunteers sought to help elderly BY SHELDON RICHMAN If the fiscal cliff controversy isnt enough to convince you this government is one big fraud, what will it take? The budget mess was delivered to us by the same people who every step of the way claimed to be acting in our best interest. Let that sink in. Every president and every member of Congress assured us that their fiscal policies would produce prosperity and employment. What did that bipartisan policy consist of? Spending and borrowing. Good political economists (especially those of the public choice school) warned us for decades that politicians face incentives that are inimical to the peoples best interests. Politicians who want to hold on to power have every inducement to promise to spend more money to benefit key constituencies. It is the rare politician who can get elected or reelected by promising to cut spending, unless its spending that benefits only people outside his or her state or district. (Even then, politicians will vote for spending in order to win support for their own projects the practice known as logrolling.) So spending rises in good times and bad. And how are the programs to be paid for? Politicians know better than to promise to raise taxes generally, because voters tend not to like that. President Obama has shown that you can get reelected if you promise to raise taxes on the wealthy. But theres no mystery to be solved there. Of course lots of people are happy to see higher taxes on someone else. Even some wealthy people will vote for a taxraiser, anticipating that avoiding higher taxes is just a matter of asking the accountants to work a little harder. For a long while, politicians didnt need to talk about taxes at all. Thats because they had a magic way to pay for higher spending: borrowing. Once upon a time in America, borrowing to finance normal expenditures was taboo. But that taboo was worn down thanks to government-created crises and court intellectuals. We reached a point where government could run trillion-dollar budget deficits over several consecutive years and amass a national debt as big as the U.S. economy itself all without inciting a revolution. Borrowing certainly has had its advantages, for the politicians and lenders at least. It also made government programs look free. Debt could be rolled over, so the bills wouldnt have to be paid until future generations who alas dont get to vote today came along. Its especially ironic when politicians who love to invoke the welfare of our children burden those very children, not to mention their children after them, with crushing debt. Anyone who wants to leave future generations a better planet should also want to leave them a smaller, lighter government, and for the same reasons. If anyone voiced a concern about borrowing, he was silenced with the admonition that we owe it to ourselves. Of course, that bit of nonsense cant withstand scrutiny. Many people who do not own government bonds will eventually be taxed to pay the people who do own bonds. We and ourselves are not the same group. Well, all good things must come to an end, and weve reached the point where government borrowing has finally gotten a bad name. People demand that it stop. They say they dont like the debt or the deficit. So politicians must now sing a different, responsible tune. Theyre now against all that or say they are. Beware: they cant be trusted. They talk about cutting the budget, but they dont mean it. Cutting, to them, means reducing anticipated (or imaginary) future spending. As the Wall Street Journalpoints out, when Republicans and Democrats talk about cutting $4 trillion in spending over the next decade, they are fibbing: Those numbers have no real meaning because they are conjured in the wilderness of mirrors that is the federal budget process. Since 1974, Capitol Hills baseline has automatically increased spending every year according to Congressional Budget Office projections, which means before anyone has submitted a budget or cast a single vote. Tax and spending changes are then measured off that inflated baseline, not in absolute terms. In other words, the spending and borrowing will continue apace. Once again, were being swindled. 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Tile in kitchens and baths. $54,500 MLS#355296 Jerry Brooks 274-0930 8188 SW 108th Loop Expanded Hampton, 2/2/1, 1,408 sq. ft., newer roof and A/C, pull-out drawers in kitchen, skylight in guest bath, furniture negotiable clean as a whistle! $79,900 MLS#382227 Pat Stimmel 895-5160 8100 SW 109th Lane Road Charleston Model, 2/2/1.5, spacious master bedroom with walk-in closet, Dura Stone floor in kitchen and master bath. Newer roof and A/C. Extra storage in garage. $72,900 MLS#378804 John Kapioski 208-1635 QUICK MOVE IN! BEAUTIFUL AND MOVE-IN READY PRIVATE POOL HOME ABSOSLUTELY GORGEOUS HOME 3/2/2 WITH A POOL TOO! GOLF CART INCLUDED! POPULAR HICKORY MODEL OAK RUN OPEN HOUSE SUN 12/16, 1-3 PM OAK RUN OPEN HOUSE SUN 12/16, 1-3 PM ADORABLE AFFORDABLES! 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Friday, December 14, 2012 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 26 ~ Friday, December 14, 2012 www.smcitizen.com ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Make a start on that new workplace challenge. But get more information before you find yourself too deeply involved without knowing in which direction you should go. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You might find things becoming tedious as your schedule slows down for the holidays. Use this time to get information about a possible post-New Year job change. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) The creative Twin finds outlets for her or his ideas in the early part of the week. The practical Twin takes it a step further and rallies support to turn the ideas into reality. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Its time to stop being intimidated by someones negative behavior. Start taking positive steps on your own to help strengthen your position down the line. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Look closely at that socalled golden opportunity. Best to be a cautious Cat who approaches things slowly, than one who pounces without knowing where youll land. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Your apology can resolve that personal situation before it overshadows the holidays. Youll feel better, even if youre only partly to blame for what happened. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Avoid overtaxing yourself, even if your energy levels are high and you feel that you can do it all. Best to pace yourself so you wont run yourself down before the holidays. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Your sense of humor helps get you through a stressful period. Some of your quick quips can take the edge off any remaining negativity being aimed at you. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Your artistic talents not only help you express yourself these days, but they also set up a line of communication between you and someone very special. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Its fine to appreciate the importance of proper form for doing things. But relax a bit in order to allow newcomers on the project to feel less intimidated by you. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Use your boundless reserve of optimism to persuade others to work with you to resolve a difficult workplace problem before it can ruin your holiday fun. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) You brim over with self-confidence as you begin to tackle a new challenge. And, before you know it, youre not alone: Others have taken the plunge with you. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a highly defined sense of commitment to others. You would make a fine social worker. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. Once upon a time there was a little tree, sometimes called a Christmas tree or holiday tree that became something very magical and special. The little tree became Fairfield Villages Little Giving Tree, and it was so very happy. The little tree had been chosen to be a part of a very special and generous activity that would make both old and young very happy. The tree (henceforth to be called Little Giving Tree) was brought out of storage in early November, 2012, so that it could become part of a yearly activity very near and dear to the hearts of Sheila and Stan Cohen. Sheila called one of her friends who loved Little Giving Tree and asked if this friend had a little table for Little Giving Tree to sit on during the months of November and early December in the lobby of Fairfield Villages Clubhouse. Sheilas friend said, Yes, I do and I just recently painted my little table dark green. It is so clean and beautiful now. May I use your little table to help my Little Giving Tree be noticed so that our neighbors here in Fairfield Village will remember what we do each holiday season? Of course, Sheilas friend replied. My little table and I would love to help with your project that does so much good and makes so many little children happy. Thank you so much, exclaimed Sheila. Stan and I want to help to make as many of our foster children friends happy again this year as we possibly can. Our neighbors here in Fairfield Village have been so generous in the past, and we know that they will be again this year. When would you like for me to bring the little table to your house? Today, if you can, said Sheila. The sooner we get the little tree out for our friends to see, the sooner they will be able to start to shop for the little angels on the tree. So Sheilas friend took the little table to become the partner with Little Giving Tree. When Sheila and Stan took the little table and little tree to the Clubhouse and set them in the lobby, both the little table and the little tree were very happy. But, the little tree and the little table became much happier when Sheila and Stan put the little cutout angels on the little tree as decorations. The little angels had information about little children who needed special friends at the holiday season. Very good and generous people would look at these little angels and choose ones that the generous people could help Santa provide gifts for. When Sheila and Stan looked at the little table holding the little tree, they were very pleased. Smiling at each other, they placed their note to the Fairfield Village neighbors that explained the significance of the display. Then they left to go home to resume their own activities until they would come back to check on the beautiful little decorations or to pick up the gifts. Later that night, after the Clubhouse lights were turned off and the building was locked for the evening, a magical thing happened. Very slowly at first, then faster and faster, the little table began to vibrate. Then the printed note began to vibrate too. Soon the little tree was vibrating as if a magical spirit were causing it to come to life. Suddenly, the little table became a special Little Green Table; the note became the Little Description of Helping; and the little tree magically became the beautiful Little Giving Tree holding on its branches little paper angels that become Little Angels of Generous Love. The Fairfield Village holiday tradition had come to life again in 2012. Many Fairfield Villagers would come to see the magical tree and become a part of the special glow of love that would be passed on to the foster children represented by the Little Angels of Generous Love. As all good stories end, and they lived happily ever after had become a possibility for the foster children identified by Sheila and Stan Cohen. As adults enjoy providing for some practical needs and some fun items for these children, the Little Giving Tree and its friends, the table, the note, and the angels, wait to say a very quiet, but very special Thank you for those who share their special love at this most wonderful season of the year 2012. The End or the Beginning of the Joy of Holiday and Christmas Sharing. A special note: Each year for many years, Sheila and Stan Cohen have spent the biggest part of their holiday season collecting and distributing special gifts to some of Marion Countys most deserving foster children. These two extraordinary people allow others of us in Fairfield Village to experience the inexplicable joy of helping children in need. Not only do these children need material things but they need to know that people like Sheila and Stan (and their generous friends) care and will share to make their lives more complete. After all, these children have the same need for love as our own children, grands, and great-grands. We recognize and appreciate that. Because of the untiring efforts of Sheila and Stan Cohen, there will be giggles of delight in the homes of foster children who might not have even expected to smile. If you would like to help, go by the Little Giving Tree and choose an Angel to show some special love this year. The Joy is contagious and completely incurable. From our lively place filled with lovely people, we encourage everyone to explore ways to catch the JOY of 2012. Priscilla Geissal is the Fairfield Village correspondent for the West Marion Messenger. The Tale of the Little Giving Tree Priscilla Geissal 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. 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MLS#381550/BA/PAT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $43,500 8685-F SW 94TH LANE DIRECTIONS: Front gate OTOW, T/R SW 85th Terr., T/L SW 97th St., T/R SW 87th Ave., T/R SW 94th Ln., house on right. END UNIT VILLA that has the H&R Club as your backyard view. 2/2/2 with study/den, Fl rm. under heat/AC, large living/ dining rm. with cathedral ceiling, split bedroom plan and wood laminate floors thru-out. Must see theres simply too much to mention. MLS#382937/LBK/RAN . . . . . . . . . . . $84,500 8974-D SW 97TH STREET DIRECTIONS: OTOW main gate, to 2nd T/R @ 89th Ct. Rd., to T/L @ 97th St., home on left. END UNIT CORNER LOT VILLA 2/2/1.5 car garage. Eat-in kitchen overlooking family rm., includes all appliances. Tile floor in kitchen & family rm. Open patio and covered front porch. This is a MUST SEE for the price! MLS#383229/LBK/DES . . . . . $44,500 BEAUTIFUL 2 BEDROOM, 2 BATH HOME with den/study & 2 car garage. Tile in kitchen & both baths. 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Ocala Health has announced that the Florida Department of Health, Office of Trauma, has approved their application for Provisional Level II Trauma Center designation at Ocala Regional Medical Center. This designation provides Trauma Service Area (TSA) 6, composed of Marion, Hernando, and Citrus counties, with its first and only trauma center. Ocala Regional Medical Center began receiving all patients who meet trauma alert criteria as put forth by the State of Florida, as of 7 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. This designation means we can now provide residents of Marion and surrounding counties with trauma care in their own community and ensure that critically injured patients have access to treatment faster, which could mean the difference between life and death, explains Randy McVay, Chief Executive Officer, Ocala Health. We are proud to be able to meet a true community need for easier access to comprehensive trauma care when minutes matter. The golden hour refers to a time period lasting from a few minutes to several hours following traumatic injury, during which there is the highest likelihood that prompt medical treatment will help to decrease death and disability. Prior to Ocala Regional gaining provisional status, EMS and first responder teams were required to transport patients to facilities outside TSA 6 to centers in Gainesville and Tampa. The development of a trauma program was a natural next step in the evolution of Ocala Regional Medical Center and is a very proud milestone for Ocala Health. More than $6.5 million has already been invested in developing the program, which is part of the USF/HCA Trauma Network. Community hospitals like Ocala Regional are able to meet local needs for trauma services through affiliations with major academic universities and medical schools. Ocala Regional Medical Center joins five other hospitals in the USF/HCA Trauma Network, which was created to complement the States existing trauma system, and to provide better access to those citizens living in currently underserved areas, said James M. Hurst, MD, FACS, Professor of Surgery, USF, and USF/HCA Trauma Network Medical Director. We look forward to workingFriday, December 14, 2012 ~ 25 www.smcitizen.com Attend the worship service of your choice... W hen he was in a mood to expand his empire, Napoleon Bonaparte derogated the British, as a nation of shopkeepers, unfit for a war against France. The Little Corporal, as he was known, did not create the shopkeeper snub. He borrowed it. Napoleon was quoting British economist Adam Smith, who said in his famous book Wealth of Nations that to found a great empire for the sole purpose of raising a nation of customers is a project fit only for a country run by shopkeepers. Smith had borrowed the snarky comment from Samuel Adams, a founding father of the United States. Currently we hear chatter from both sides of the political aisle about encouraging small and medium businesses to produce more jobs, generate more tax revenue, and revitalize the middle class. Sounds good, but how? President Obamas vision is rebuilding the national economy from the middle class out by making more government investments in education, infrastructure, and home grown clean energy. If we lead the world in college graduates by 2020, as the president envisions, will the new middle class be made up of school teachers, construction workers, and renewable energy technicians, all of whom will have college degrees and be indirect employees of the federal government? Mr. Obamas version of Economics 101 is predicated on a theory that the middle class can grow the economy, create jobs into the foreseeable future, and reduce government deficits. As always the middle class would have to contribute considerable tax revenue to finance government investment spending. There is no free ride for workers. When we hear about the presidents ambitious vision, we imagine a nation of shop owners, strip malls, and production of energy in the same way we make maple syrup from indigenous trees. As they say in baseball, thats small ball singles and bunts. Small ball may be all we can expect for the foreseeable future. Small businesses hire few employees. Five or ten hires in every new business across the nation will not create a spending boom. Despite the vagueness of the presidents visions, we make no endorsement of the old ideas offered by Republicans. As economist Robert Samuelson has observed, their economic ideas are broken models. World demand for U.S. exports is unlikely to grow in the current economy. Even once booming China is having economic difficulties. Were in a worldwide recession, and it isnt going away. During the Bush administration, with the help of a few congressional Democrats, the administration played deaf and dumb for eight years, while mortgage banking was turned into a racket and financial markets were creating make-believe paper money products. The whole economic system was a broken model. Business investment spending, which generates the most economic growth, isnt going to happen until they see more customer demand and less government regulation on the horizon. In the meanwhile, Democrats believe government should spend more to stimulate demand, and Republicans insist business would invest if government would get off their backs. Our guess is the White House visionary will have his way. www.smcitizen.com 8 ~ Friday, December 14, 2012 T hose who remember Howard Cosell, the brash sports announcer on television years ago, will recall that one of his favorite sayings was Tell it like it is. He pushed using plain language to describe what was going on, not any fancy words that might tend to hide the truth. No one is suggesting anything sinister here, but I will admit I never heard of the word flyover with regards to a bridge until I started covering the news here. Every other place Ive been, its been called a bridge or an overpass. A flyover was something that planes do at veteran ceremonies. But regardless, I felt a real sense of accomplishment as I attended the ribbon-cutting and opening of the new 42nd Street Flyover last Thursday at the east side of the bridge. I had followed this project since its inception, with the groundbreaking just a little over a year ago, and I marveled at how well the contractor did the job ahead of schedule. But most of all, I was glad to see something that will make travel from west to east in Ocala just a little bit easier. I have to admit, that when the concept was first announced, I didnt think Id still be around when it was finished. But this was the final link connecting State Road 200 with Maricamp Road (also known as State Road 464 in some spots and County Road 464 in others). Im still a little shaky on how traffic will be affected on State Road 200 where the roads intersect. With estimates of 22,000 vehicles a day on the bridge, its reasonable to assume that 11,000 of them will be going west and feeding into the highway. Hows that going to work? Well just wait and see. I walked up to the bridge from my parking spot with Father Patrick Sheedy, pastor of Blessed Trinity Catholic Church and, by extension, Trinity Catholic High School. He pointed out how much easier it would be for the students to come from the west, but he added that they would have to be careful on the road. One of the speakers mentioned that the new road, dubbed Osceola Boulevard, would ease traffic on State Road 200 and the 17th Street corridor. For drivers thats good, but what about the merchants. The stores in the mall, across the road from the mall, and all along 17th Street are going to get thousands fewer cars passing their doors every day. That could really hamper walk-in traffic. The next thing to watch is whats going to happen on 42nd Street just east of the Interstate. Right now, on the south side of the road, theres a whole lot of nothing, and on the north side, once you get west of Hawthorne Village, theres also a lot of vacant land. Presumably, this could become prime commercial sites (theres already a for sale sign on one commercial plot of land), and heres hoping the county and city make sure that there is discipline in permitting the developments (maybe even service roads) as this area grows. For now, though, its a great wide open road, with few traffic lights, side streets and no stop signs. So if you have to go crosscounty, use it and enjoy. Just remember, the speed limit is 40, all the way.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. W e dont like to keep harping on anything, but we are constantly hearing about new scams that are meant to separate residents of Marion County from their money. Add to that the danger of theft during the holidays, and it can be an unsafe time for many. So we are going to repeat what should be some common sense rules. 1. Never give out personal information over the phone unless you initiated the call. You never know, despite what the other caller might say, who you are talking to and what is going to be done with your information. Something as innocuous as your date of birth can open the door for all sorts of con artists and identity thieves. 2. Never let a stranger into your home if you didnt initiate the contact. Providing access to some people is like saying, Here, rob me. 3. If you hire someone to do work on the inside of your home, never let them out of your sight. Things can disappear quickly and quietly if youre not careful. Something as simple as letting an outdoor worker in to use the restroom can provide him access to things you might not want him to have. If you do allow this, make sure you watch to see that he doesnt go to any other room in the house. 4. When you are shopping, protect your purse and/or wallet at all times. Sometimes it might be better to carry just your keys, driver license and credit or debit card. 5. When using your debit card, make sure no one is looking when you punch in your PIN. And never leave the register until youre sure the transaction has completely cleared so the person behind you has to start over. 6. If youre shopping in more than one store, dont leave items visible in your car where people can see whats in there. It only takes seconds for a smash and grab. 7. When your car is left outside all night, make sure its locked and you have the keys. And dont leave a key in a secret place on your car. Burglars all know where to look first. 8. Heres a new scam we just heard about. Someone called a small business in our area and said they were from the IRS and they were going to be audited. Then they asked the business to send a copy of its tax returns to them. The owner got suspicious and did not follow through, a wise move. Again, if you didnt initiate the call, dont send anything. So just follow common sense during the next couple of weeks, and youll have a much merrier Christmas than if you dont. S UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Protect your money this Christmas Tell it like it is: Its just an overpass Jim Flynn Columnist Should we rebuild outside in or inside out? Jim Clark Editor READER OPINIONS INVITED LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Honor Flight The Ocala Honor Flight 5 was a great trip for the World War II veterans to see their WWII monument in Washgont, D.C. Everyone was sorry that only one plane was able to make the trip, but I know the others will be happy to go in the spring. There was a large welcoming crowd to greet the veterans on their return home. I was a part of the crowd waving a flag as they departed the plane amid the beautiful fireworks. A big thank you to all the organizers, volunteers and helpers who made the trip possible. Thank you also to all the contributors who donated money and to all who contributed in memory of my husband, Paul R. Millett, who was very fortunate to have made Flight 4 a year ago. God bless America and all veterans. Ann Millett Ocala National debt scam The national debt runs about 100 billion dollars a month. If the top 2 percent of earners pay an Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com PLEASESEELETTERS PAGE9 000DJFR ORMC approved as trauma center with Ocala Health to improve access to trauma care throughout Marion, Hernando and Citrus Counties. Darwin Noel Ang, MD, PhD, FACS, Medical Director of Trauma Services at Ocala Regional Medical Center, is also the Director of the USF/HCA Trauma Research and Analysis Center. This Center combines the resources of Morsani College of Medicine, USFs School of Public Health and the USF/HCA Trauma Network in quality and outcomes research. For the last nine months, Ocala Health leadership and staff have been working on several fronts to prepare to care for the communitys most critically injured patients. Significant efforts included construction of a rooftop helipad and resuscitation rooms in the Emergency Department, critical care training for staff at all levels of patient care, and the addition of more than 40 new staff members and 15 specialists. Read the classifieds The Munroe Regional Medical Center Board of Directors has approved Munroe Regional Medical Center moving forward to enter into a formal affiliation with the Surgery Center of Ocala, 3241 S.W. 34th St., Ocala. As a result of this affiliation, Munroe Regional will become an owner in the Surgery Center of Ocala. The transaction is taking effect this month. The formal affiliation will consist of three owners: Munroe Regional Medical Center, Symbion Healthcare and OcalaSurg. Symbion will manage the day-to-day operations of the Surgery Center. "Munroe Regional Medical Center is pleased to enter into this affiliation with the Surgery Center of Ocala," said Steve Purves, president and CEO at Munroe Regional. "This affiliation embodies our continued mission of both preparing for a more integrated healthcare delivery system under today's health reform and working collaboratively with our physicians. With this new partnership, Munroe Regional's expansion of surgical services benefits both our physicians and patients. We believe this to be a win-win for our community, physicians and Munroe Regional." As a physician in the community for over 20 years and a partner in the Surgery Center of Ocala for over 15 years it only makes sense that our two community leaders in surgical healthcare combine forces for years to come, said Dr. David McFaddin, President of the Board at the Surgery Center of Ocala. Symbion is proud of its partnerships with leading healthcare delivery systems, like Munroe Regional Medical Center. In this ever changing health care marketplace, strategic alliances with hospitals are key to the success of free-standing independent ambulatory surgery centers, said Michael Guarino, administrator at the Surgery Center of Ocala. Our experience developing and operating surgical facilities gives hospitals like Munroe Regional, the freedom to focus on their core business, while offering patients a high quality, low-cost alternative for outpatient services. Surgery Center in formal affiliation with Munroe Alzheimers caregivers can join support groupIf you are a caregiver of a loved one with Dementia or Alzheimers disease, or have been recently diagnosed with the disease, Emeritus Ocala West would like to invite you to our monthly support groups. In addition to peer support, the groups will also invite specialists in the field who can answer questions about Dementia and Alzheimers disease, its causes, how a diagnosis is made and current research, as well as coping mechanisms for caregivers. Emeritus Ocala West staff will be available to discuss our unique Join Their Journey Program. There is no cost to attend this group and everyone who is living with a friend or family member with Dementia or Alzheimers is encouraged to attend. Support groups are the second Tuesday of each month from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. or the last Thursday of every month from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Please contact Tanja Papa, Memory Care Director at 352-861-4444 for more information. Emeritus Ocala West is at 9070 S.W. 80th Ave., Ocala. 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 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 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 Phone (352) 861-9080 Sunday Services 10:30 a.m. 6:00 p.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Monday Morning Christians JOIN US IN WORSHIP 9045 SW 60th Ave. Ocala, FL 000DANR Bible Studies Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Southwest Christian Church 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 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 000CHQO First Congregational United Church of Christ A Progressive Community of Faith in the Heart of Central Florida Sunday Worship 10:30 am Adult Bible Discussion 12:00 Noon God is still speaking, Jesus didnt reject people. Neither do we. 7171 SW SR 200, Ocala, FL 352-237-3035 uccocala.org Dr. H.W. McSwain, Jr., Pastor S OUTH M ARION C ITIZEN D IRECTORY A SK FOR M ICHEL N ORTHSEA AT 854-3986 The Reason to Believe... Worship Call to 682184

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Friday, December 14, 2012 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 24 ~ Friday, December 14, 2012 www.smcitizen.com additional 4 or 5 percent in taxes, the monthly debt will drop all the way down to 97 billion dollars. The promise of future cuts in expenses flies in the face of all that we seniors are warned of on a regular basis by the media, law enforcement and politicos. Never pay in advance for the promise of future services. It might just be a scam. The cliff looks like a better deal. Bill Riola Oak RunNo more holocausts There is no excuse for another holocaust. None. There is too much information, communication, and technology today for anyone to remain ignorant. Yet we still have brainwashed, propagandized useful idiots among us. There is a new fly in the ointment, we now have regular useful idiots, and Ivy League educated useful idiots. What a waste of money that was. Now we have them on the bottom, and the top. It is called progress, or should I say progressive? Both groups are brain challenged. Everyone in this nation can see that we are besieged by government corruption. No brainer. Some of us can see ways to fix things without destroying or sacrificing our deeply held moral convictions and beliefs, plus our fiscal and political systems, while others want to throw out everything. Do not try to help destroy the greatest system ever devised by humankind. Pitch in, help to fix what needs fixing. We are fighting for America. Will it be America, or Amerika? Fix: 1. Get us out of the U.N. That will do wonders for the U.S., save a lot of money. 2. Stop ALEC. They write the laws that favor certain groups. Laws that Congress should write, and read. This is the mechanism by which corporations gain illicit power. 3. Repeal Federal Reserve Act of 1913. A private corporation controls our money supply. Is that OK with you? 4. Take feds out of education. They are your kids, you know what is best. Local control empowers parents, not government. 5. Get the IRS off our backs. 6. Get excessive bureaucratic layer of government off our backs. It costs too much, and they are freeloaders. Too many make-work jobs. 7. Add your own pet peeves to the list: here. D.I. Larson Ocala Read the classifieds LETTERSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 T he Christmas holiday season is always ablaze with beautiful colors. I find it hard to be gloomy or grumpy this time of the year. I must confess, not everybody belongs to this Holiday Cheer Club. It is an exclusive club but open to anybody who is tired of being grumpy. Colors abound throughout the season and the Christmas songs highlight this. Im Dreaming of a White Christmas. Ill Have a Blue Christmas Without You. Rudolph the Red Nosed reindeer. Oh, the wonderful colors of Christmas. One of the most obvious colors of Christmas is green. Right at the center of this Christmas holiday is the Christmas tree decked from top to bottom in beautiful colors and lights. Nothing says Christmas quite like an old-fashioned Christmas tree. My thoughts along this line are, let the grumps and grouches complain about the Christmas tree. For myself, I will look with admiring wonder at the beauty of the Christmas tree. Then of course, who could forget good old Santa Claus dressed in his red suit. I never could figure out why Santas suit was always red. Throughout the years, I never gave it too much thought and assumed it was a fashion statement from the North Pole. I had some time this week to do a little rummaging through my old thought gallery. For the most part, we only celebrate Christmas once a year. I think Charles Dickens had it right with old Mr. Scrooge, after his conversion, celebrating Christmas every day of the year. I wonder what kind of world this would be if all of us would celebrate Christmas every day of the year? If I were president of the United States, I would enact a law that would set aside one year to be a year of celebrating Christmas all 365 days. I think I would only have to do it once and nobody would want to go back to the old grumpy times of celebrating it only one time out of the year. I was thinking about this the other night when the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage jarred me back to reality. Have you, she queried Ill have a red Christmas, thank you O UT TO PASTOR J S Rev. James L. Snyder PLEASESEEPASTOR PAGE10 The First Congreational United Church of Christ of Ocala had its annual cookie walk Dec.8. The doors had to be opened a little early so the early birds could get their cookies early when there was a good selection. Countless cookies and varieties were available for hungry people. A decorated bag with a glove was sold at the entrance which was taken into the hall where several cookies were a ready to be placed in the bag. Several hours were spent on Saturday by the committee taking cookies out of their containers and placed on nice looking serving trays. Most cookie donaters labeled the containers with the kind of cookie they contained. Hopefully the cookies made it home and not all were eaten on the way home. For information about the church call 352-237-3035. PHOTOS BY MIKE ROPPELPutting out the cookies before the hungy mob surveyed and purchased cookies is Marilee Hickman. A day for cookies Cherry Jones is getting a tray of cookies ready to bring from the kitchen to the big hall. This hand belongs to a hungry guy as he is filling a bag with cookies. Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com 11251 S.W. Highway 484 (1.3 Miles West of State Road 200) 352-465-7272 Sunday 8:00 A.M. Holy Eucharist 10:00 A.M. Holy Eucharist Tuesday 9:00 A.M. Morning Prayer, Mass, and Healing Thursday 9:00 A.M. Morning Prayer, Mass, and Rosary Weekday Groups: Tues. & Thurs. Noon AA Tues. 6:30pm Cub Scout Pack 508 2nd Sat 8am Fellowship Breakfast at IHOP E p i s c o p a l Episcopal C h u r c h Church o f t h e A d v e n t of the Advent 000CNOY adventepiscopal.net 9330 SW 105th St., Ocala, FL 34481 854-9550 www.ocalawestumc.com 100th Ave. SW 105th St SW 110th St 484 Marion Oaks Library SW 103rd St Pine Run OTOW 80th Ave. 60th Ave. 49th Ave. Oak Run 200 484 A Place for You... Rev. Alan Jefferson No matter what your age is, no matter where You come from, no matter who you are, There is a place for you at Ocala West UMC Traditional Worship 8:00 & 11:00 A.M. Casual & Contemporary 9:30 A.M. Children & Youth Ministries 000CG1V 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 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 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 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 000DGAB 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 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 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 S OUTH M ARION C ITIZEN D IRECTORY A SK FOR M ICHEL N ORTHSEA AT 854-3986 The Reason to Believe... Worship Call to 711195 000DEGX 000DCON

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Friday, December 14, 2012 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com 10 ~ Friday, December 14, 2012 www.smcitizen.com most seriously, finished with your Christmas shopping? Christmas shopping! I had forgotten about it. I know we celebrate Christmas every year but I sometimes get so caught up with celebrating Christmas I forget about buying Christmas presents. After all, that Christmas tree would be somewhat naked if there were not Christmas presents to litter around the bottom. I had to look at my wife and say, No, I havent even started. By the time the dust of that thought settled I had to ask her, How many Christmas presents do I have to buy? Silly boy, she said with a chuckle that could compete with good old Santa Claus any day of the week, youve got to buy Christmas presents for everybody in our family. Then she chuckled some more just to set that thought into my cranium. Everybody in our family? Now I am beginning to see red. Santas red suit has nothing to do with a North Pole fashion statement; it has everything to do with my financial statement. I got a piece of paper and together my wife and I jotted down all of the members in our family. A few members I wanted to veto, but my wife vetoed my veto. By the time we were done, I would have to purchase Christmas presents for hundreds and hundreds of family members. Boy, did I see red! At the beginning of the month of December, my checkbook is in the black, but each day of the month the black begins to fade into expanding shades of red. By the time the 24th of the month comes around my checkbook is a solid, brilliant, scarlet red. I sighed quite deeply as I closed my checkbook. I almost said to my wife, Remember the day ? I stopped short of vocalizing that thought. I thought back when we first were married, which seems like hundreds of years ago, we only got presents for each other. I bought one present for her and she bought one present for me. What a Merry Christmas we had back in the day. A few days later as we were wrapping those presents I began thinking of another color. I looked at my wife and said, This must be what they mean when they talked about the golden days. She laughed, and I thought some more. My thoughts centered on the fact of what a wonderful family we have. After all those years, we have accumulated a marvelous family. Thinking about all the ones in my family, I began to retract those thoughts of veto. You know, I said to my wife quite thoughtfully, red becomes my checkbook. All that red means all that family. The Christmas holiday season means family. There is no family more glorious than the family of God. The Bible says, For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life (John 3:16 KJV). The whole spirit of Christmas has to do with giving, and God started it all. I do not mind a red Christmas because everyone in my family is worth it. As Tiny Tim said, God bless us all, everyone. Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866-552-2543 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com. PASTORCONTINUED FROM PAGE 9 Pastor T. William Fortune began as interim pastor in October 1992. He was called as Senior Pastor in December 1992. He assisted in the starting of Primera Iglesia Bautista, pastored by Dr. Porfirio Matos, and is now located at the intersection of Marion Oaks Lane and Marion Oaks Manor. Primera Iglesia Bautista met in the Maranatha Baptist Church facilities from 1993 until 2001. Pastor Fortune has recognized that Gods sure hand of blessing has been on Pastor Matos and the congregation of Primera Bautista having surpassed the mother church (Maranatha Baptist Church) in attendance and membership with the constant and steady growth of the Hispanic population of Marion Oaks. He praised Pastor Matos for his leadership and diligence in reaching Hispanics. There will be a brief acknowledgement in the Sunday Worship Service on Dec. 16, 2012 at 10:45 a.m. The membership of Maranatha Baptist Church would like to extend an invitation to all the Marion Oaks residents and community leaders who would like to show your appreciation to Pastor and Mrs. Fortune to be present. Please attend your personal church first and arrive at 12:15 p.m., if you can show your support and appreciation for the ministry of Pastor and Mrs. Fortune at a time of fellowship in the fellowship hall. Maranatha Baptist Church is at 525 Marion Oaks Trail. Pastor Fortune also assisted in starting the Florida Highlands Baptist Church which is now completely independent and pastored by Michael Muffet, former Associate Pastor of Maranatha Baptist Church. While small in number, the church is growing and reaching Florida Highlands residents with the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. Maranatha Baptist Church credits its growth and many blessings to a very strong missionary emphasis. Having been missionaries for almost 10 years with the Maranatha pastor marks 20th year PLEASESEEMARANATHA PAGE14 BY JIM CLARK Editor Patrick Kennedy of the Evangeline Booth Apartments sat in his motorized chair and solemnly watched the Pearl Harbor Memorial ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park in Ocala on Friday, Dec. 7. Although he was not at Pearl Harbor himself, he was attending in memory of his cousin, Atticus Lee Blanton, who once lived in Lady Lake. Blanton was lost on the Arizona when it was sunk by the Japanese during the attack. He is listed on the casualty list as an S.F.c3 in the U.S. Navy. The gray skies and occasional mist only added to the somber feelings of the small crowd that attended. The Kingdom of the Sun Concert Band played patriotic music leading up to the ceremony, which was headed by emcee Jeffrey Askew, director of Marion County Veterans Services. Randy West of the Rolling Thunder Chapter 3 gave the invocation, and Francis Marion Military Academy cadets presented the colors. After Marcia Muncaster sang the National Anthem, there were various short speeches and ceremonies, including the missing man table. Last Friday marked the 71st anniversary of the attack that drew the United States into World War II. Ceremony recalls Pearl Harbor attack photos by jim clark Rolling Thunder members help sing the National Anthem. Francis Marion Military Academy students presented the colors. Patrick Kennedy of Ocala attended in honor of his cousin, Atticus Lee Blanton, who died on the Arizona. 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Friday, December 14, 2012 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 22 ~ Friday, December 14, 2012 www.smcitizen.com T he annual Oak Run golf cart parade will take place on only one night, Wednesday, Dec. 19. It will start at the Orchid Club overflow parking lot at 6:15 p.m. and proceed down the main boulevard to Palm Grove. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at Palm Grove after the parade and seasonal drinks and desserts will be served. Remember that unlike prior to last year there will be only one parade, on Dec. 19, and that it will only travel down the main boulevard. Do You Remember? 2011 Christmas ParadeTune in channel 12 for Len Teitlers presentation of the 2011 Christmas Golf Cart Parade, narrated by Anna Boodee. It will air following FYI daily at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. from Dec. 14 to Dec 21. Ambassadors New Years Eve DanceRing in the New Year on Monday, Dec. 31, at the Some Enchanted Evening Dance with music by Diane and Mitch. Festivities will take place at Palm Grove from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Ticket sales will be this coming Monday, Dec. 17, from 8 to 10 a.m. in the Orchid Club card room and Tuesday, Dec. 18, from 9 to 10 a.m. in the Orchid Club lobby. Cost is $25 per person. Make your check payable to ORHA; no cash please. Genealogy Club The next meeting of the Oak Run Genealogy Club will be on Dec. 21 in the Orchid Club card room at 9:30 a.m. On the agenda will be the introduction of the club officers for 2013 and the planning of the holiday party scheduled for Jan. 18. Because of the enthusiastic support of our members in hearing family genealogy stories and research success, Bill Balch and Jim Waddell will conclude our 2012 meetings with stories about their interesting ancestors. As always, please look at Channel 12 and the blog at www.orgenealogy.blogspot. com for announcements of all activities for the meeting. If you are not familiar with how to read and use a blog, our blog administrator will help you. If we think about it, all of us have stories to tell about our ancestors. Perhaps it would be even more interesting to delve into the past a little deeper. Oak Run residents are invited to attend meetings and join our club. The annual membership is $6 and comes with entitlements such as help in finding the missing links in the family tree, meeting others with the genealogy addiction and a holiday party.Showcase of StarsJoin us for the celebration of the season on Saturday, Dec. 22, at Palm Grove at 7 p.m. Our Christmas cottage will be back for this holiday show. As always, admission is free and there will be door prizes and 50/50. Winter Water Exercise Sign-UpSign-up for the winter Water Exercise program will be Jan. 9, in the Orchid Club card room from 9 to 11a.m. You may register for a friend who is unable to attend that day, however, a contact phone number is required During the winter session each participant will attend only one class per week. The time for classes offered at the Aquatic Club are: Starting Jan. 15, Tuesday or Thursday at 4:30 p.m. Starting Jan. 16, Wednesday or Friday 9, 10 or 11 a.m. Classes will be filled by random drawing. Good luck and we hope to see you on Jan. 9. Performing Arts Company of Oak Run The Performing Arts Company of Oak Run has completed its auditions for their March 2013 play, The Odd Couple. Patty Waddell and her audition committee have chosen the following cast members: Bonnie Kreider as Olive Madison, DiAnne Klatt as Florence Unger, Marlena Yaich as Sylvie (Marlena is a newcomer to the Oak Run stage), Arlene Raguso as Mickey, Rose Ann Piscitelli as Renee, Diane Porterfield as Vera, Lenny Klatt as Manolo Costazuela and Frank Porterfield as Jesus Costazuela. All the actors should give our audiences a good show. Those of you who are familiar with the movie and stage presentations of the odd couple know what a funny situational comedy this is. Rehearsals will commence on Jan. 2 and the first ticket sale will be on Jan. 12. Look for our flyer in the January Oak Run Newsletter for more complete information on the show. In the interim, reservations for the dinner theatre can be made by calling Shari Weber at 352-854-0116 and for the other three shows call Linda Noel at 352-8739908. Irish American Club The Irish American Clubs holiday party was held on Thursday, Nov. 15, and a fun time was had by all. However, we have noChristmas golf cart parade will take place Dec. 19 O AK RUN C W Carol AnnWheeler Showcase of Stars Christmas cottage. PLEASESEEOAK RUN PAGE12 000DEC5 Sullivan Serving Ocala For over 31 Years www.SullivanCadillac.com 4040 SW College Rd., Ocala 352-732-4700 Toll Free 888-449-9890 *PLUS TAX, TAG, TITLE SEASONS BEST EVENT Our Gift To You! 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Friday, December 14, 2012 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com 12 ~ Friday, December 14, 2012 www.smcitizen.com CALL TOM OR SUSIE AT 854-3986 To place your food ad in this section! Color RED is free! ticed that we are getting fewer and fewer people for each function. It is impossible to continue the club if we do not get enough people who will attend the functions Therefore, we will be collecting 2013 membership dues at the sale for our annual St. Pattys Day party on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the Orchid Club lobby between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Please remember that our club is open to any fun loving Oak Run resident, Irish or not. The number of people who decide to join or rejoin our club, as well as the number of tickets purchased, will be the determining factors in our decision on the future of the club. We hope that we shall not be forced to disband the club, and we look forward to seeing you all for future functions in 2013. Oak Run TravelWe forgot to report on the huge success of the Mystery Dinner Theatre trip on Nov. 17. The food was great and the performance by the professionals from Sleuths Mystery Dinner Theatre in Orlando was outstanding. A few members of the audience participated and the audience helped solve the mystery. What a night!! Trip No. 13, Wonders of Winter Park and Treasures of Tiffany, will be on March 8. We will visit the opulent homes in Winter Park and have a tour of a Spanish farm house that sets the tone for the whole community. After a guided boat trip through their chain of lakes connected by canals, we will experience the most comprehensive collection of stained glass by Louis Tiffany. Lunch on your own while visiting exclusive shops along Park Avenue. Call Jim and Naomi Anzalone, hosts, to get more information and tickets. Make Your Own Chocolate is a trip to the Farris and Foster Candy Shop in Orlando on March 11. You will actually make the chocolate for yourself or to put in Easter baskets, etc. Then you will have lunch on your own at a nearby mall followed by some time for shopping. The cost is only $45 per person which includes the bus drivers tip. We will leave at 9 a.m. Call Duke and Joanne Misener for tickets before they are all gone. On March 17, go with us to the Show Palace Theatre for a fine buffet at 1:30 p.m. followed by the show at 3 p.m. The show is Joseph And The Amazing Dream Coat, which is a delightful Biblical parable about Joseph and his coat of many colors. He has prophetic dreams and is his fathers favorite son. His brothers sell him into slavery in Egypt where he rises to a position of importance because of his dreams. The music varies from countrywestern and calypso to rock n roll. Call Rita Stotz for tickets. The cost is $68.50 per person including buffet and bus drivers tip. A few tickets for the Bill Cosby show are still available. Any Bill Cosby fans who have not bought their tickets for his show on March 23, had better call Eleanor and Rich Feltenburger right away. You may remember Bills renowned show Himself from years ago. It was hilarious and some of those routines will be in this show along with his take on our everyday faults, foibles and successes. Cost is $69 per person and includes the bus drivers tip.Royal Oaks Ladies 18 Hole GolfOn Tuesday, Dec. 4, we held our annual Two Best Balls Christmas Tournament. The weather wasnt very Christmas-ish but how can you complain about 78 degrees and sunny. The winning teams were: First PlaceSylvia Zappia, Lynn Houghton, Rhonda LeBlanc, and Arlene Zimmerman; Second PlaceCarole Dygert, Judy Klein, Donna Gwin, and Inga Szabo; Third PlaceJan Tennant, Bea Terry, Maureen Edwards, and Kathleen Kollar. Lynn Houghton was Closest to the Pin. The tournament was followed by a delicious lunch prepared by the Royal Oaks staff. Donna Topp provided a musical accompaniment for our Christmas carols. The entire ROWGO membership OAK RUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 11 On a brisk Florida Fall morning, Oak Runners gathered to walk in the annual Hoofin it for Hospice event. They are pictured in front of Palm Grove before they began their trek on a course that meandered through Eagles Point. Bagels, donuts, muffins, fruit, coffee, tea, and water, which were donated by Bagelicious, Walmart, and Publix, were available to everyone following their return from the walk. This years Hoofin was another rousing success surpassing last years record/raising just over $11,000. This total gets Oak Run half way toward its third room at Legacy House. There were many volunteers that helped make this years Hoofm such a success. They are obviously too many to name, but significant recognition goes to Yogi Andrew and Ingrid Crane and Damian and Audrey Romano for their tremendous efforts in garnering the most contributions from Oak Run. We would also like to thank Karen Haven and Jennifer Harmon from Legacy House for their support. On Veterans Day weekend, the Ocala-based Marine Corps League 1072 celebrated not only Veterans Day but also the Marine Corps birthday with a ball held at the Orchid Club. The affair was emceed by Andy Butler, the Leagues senior vice commander, and all in attendance enjoyed a fantastic meal prepared by Royal Oaks, along with listening to dance music by George. In attendance were League Commandant Bernard Gray, Chaplain John Wargo, Adjutant Ed Kreczmer, Paymaster Fred Howatineck, Eugene Hunter, sergeant-at-arms and Donald Eckerdt, the judge advocate. Also present was Jim McCarthy, who is the Ocala Toys for Tots distributor. Many ceremonial activities were presented throughout the evening with an emphasis on fun. Happy 237th birthday to the Marine Corps. PLEASESEEOAK RUN PAGE14 THOSE WHO SAVE US By Jenna Blum A middle-aged professor of German history is haunted by her discovery of a photograph showing her mother, Anna, with a Nazi officer during World War II. Believing the officer to be her real father instead of the American GI her mother married after the war, Trudy is driven by guilt about her heritage. Compounding the situation is Anna Schlemmers stony silence about her life in Germany during the war. The truthrevealed early in the novel is that Trudy was fathered by a Jewish doctor her mother loved deeply. The book is really two stories in one: Annas terrifying war story and Trudys contemporary one. As is the case with such a format one story overshadows the other. Annas is, of course, more riveting. To those readers who complain about the back-and-forth method the author explains in an interview that it was necessary to offer through Trudy some release from the horror tales of WWII Germany. Jenna Blum is half-Jewish and provides in Those Who Save Us the perspective of non-Jews who survived the war in Nazi Germany. To that end she has Trudy conduct a survey about non-Jewish survivors that counters a colleagues study of Holocaust victims. Whereas on the face of it the novel is about German experiences during WWII, it is about much more like the psychological effects of abuse and humiliation and what some call the Stockholm Syndrome. Years later when her American husband Jack asks Anna if she loved the Nazi she cohabited with for years she replies, We Come to Love Those Who Save Us. She might have added even those who shame us. Are the characters convincing? Here readers disagree. Some find their behavior given their circumstances completely believable. Others find Anna nave and uninformed and her small contributions of food to the Buchenwald prisoners too little and too late. Others applaud Anna but find Trudys guilt in wearing only dark clothing excessive. Bottom line: its a tense story and one many readers could not put down. A tense story that some readers cant put down B OOK MARK P W Pat Wellington Upcoming Moose Lodge eventsDec. 14, Friday, Fish or Shrimp 5 to 7 p.m. Randy Stanley Karaoke 6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 15, Saturday, Christmas Party, Moose is providing ham, mac and cheese. Bring a dish for a pot luck at 5 p.m. and bring a gift from each person attending. Randy (Santa) Stanley entertaining 6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 16. Sunday, Bar Bingo 4 to 6 p.m., Football in the Social Quarters. Dec. 17, Monday, Coney dogs all day. Dec. 18, Tuesday, Dart League at 5:45. Dec. 19, Wednesday, Membership appreciation, 3 to 5 p.m. Dec. 20, Thursday, Cards 1 p.m., shuffleboard 7 p.m. Dec. 21 Friday, Fish or Shrimp 5 to 7 p.m. David Baldwin 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. 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Friday, December 14, 2012 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 20 ~ Friday, December 14, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Marions Most Wanted James Brown, 43, felony order to revoke bond. Jeremy L. Collins 28, felony violation of probation driving while license suspended revoked etc., third offense. Latrel Arnette Griffin, 21, felony warrant aggravated assault with a firearm, resisting a law enforcement officer without violence. Derek Kyle Horne, 27, felony bench warrant failure to appear drug court, introduce contraband into detention facility, driving while license suspended etc. Natika Page, 27, felony warrant burglary of a dwelling while armed, grand theft statutory property, dealing in stolen property, falsification of ownership to pawnbroker. Jessica Nicole Steffey, 38, felony vilation of probation uttering forged checks, grand theft, fraudulent use of personal identification information. Two Ocala residents were accused of retail grand theft and tampering with evidence after a computer and monitor were allegedly taken from Walmart on State Road 200 on the evening of Dec. 5-6. Shane Allen Jacobs, 36, of Southeast 46th Court, and Brandy Shea Anderson, of Northeast 9th Avenue, both face charges and both were issued traspass warnings. According to the Marion County Sheriffs Office, deputies were called to Walmart after a reported theft. The suspects were seen leaving in a green vehicle. Later, a deputy on County Road 484 in about the 4000 block spotted a car matching the description traveling at a high rate of speed. The deputy stopped the car, and Anderson allegedly told the deputy she had thrown the monitor and computer out of the car near Marion Oaks. Both were later recovered. Anderson was reportedly the one who took the items, worth $770, and Jacobs denied any knowledge or involvement. When the couple fled the store, they left behind another female, who was not charged. As of Wednesday morning, Jacobs, who has a record of several arrests in the past six years, was being held on $8,000 bond. Anderson was also still in jail as of Wednesday, under a bond of $4,000. A 22-year-old female was arrested after she allegedly took some items from costmetics. Stevie Taylor Baker of Oxfordwas accused of retail petit theft.She was released in a few hours on $250 bond. Theft charged; computer tossed from vehicle Citizens can take pride in the high score Marion County Fire Rescue earned on the State of Florida Department of Healths Bureau of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) audit. This state audit takes place every two years and tests all emergency services that provide advanced life support (ALS) and basic life support (BLS) services to citizens in Florida. The inspection determines whether an agency is in compliance with the state statutes and regulations that define patient care and EMS services. This is the second audit MCFR has undergone since the department began providing countywide ambulance service in October 2008 following EMSAs dissolution. On Nov. 14, 2012, the EMS Bureau made an unannounced visit to MCFR and required access to the departments facilities as well as its ALS and BLS vehicles (engines and rescues) for equipment inspections. MCFR also provided information on the departments policies and procedures, as well as with personnel and service records, for the bureaus review. All were found to have no deficiencies. These results are representative of the high level of service our firefighters who are also EMTs and/or paramedics provide to the citizens of Marion County on a daily basis, said MCFR Fire Chief Stuart McElhaney. The Marion County Board of County Commissioners through Marion County Fire Rescue provides emergency medical transport to all county residents, including those living in Belleview, Dunnellon, McIntosh, Reddick and Ocala. County EMS gets high score from state Two sent to hospital after 484 wreckTwo people were taken to the hospital with serious injuries after a fogshrouded accident on County Road 484, just west of the 14700 block. Linda Mitchell, 63, of Dunnellon, was heading east on the highway when her car allegedly crossed the center line and hit a vehicle driven by John Griffin, 28. Both drivers had to be extricated from their vehicles, and traffic along 484 had to be rerouted R ECENT ARRESTS Read the classifieds 000DFOH ALL FAITH CREMATION SOCIETY 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. 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College Road BaptistCollege Road Baptist Church invites you to join us on Christmas Eve for a service at 5:30 p.m. which will include Communion. College Road Baptist Church is at 5010 S.W. College Road, 1.7 miles west of I-75 on SR 200. For more information, call 352-237-5741. First Congregational United Church of ChristMembers of the First Congregational United Church of Christ welcome all to attend their joyous Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 7 p.m. The church is located at 7171 S.W. State Road 200. Phone is 352-237-3035. 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 352-236-6023. 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. 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 352-465-7272. 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 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. 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 352-8544509 ext. 221. Ocala West Church of the NazareneAdvent schedule: Morning Worship Advent Sermon series at 10:30 a.m.: 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. Ocala West Church of the Nazarene is at 5884 S.W. 60th Ave., (Airport Road) Ocala. Our webpage is www.ocalawestnaz.org. Christs Church of Marion CountyFriday, Dec. 14: Womens Ministry Christmas Dinner, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, Choir presentation Changed by a Baby Boy a Christmas Musical, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18: Womens Crafts and Fellowship, 9 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21: Mens Ministry and Forever Young Christmas Caroling, 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30: JOY Night, 5 p.m. Christs Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., off State Road 200, Ocala. Phone is 352-861-6182, website is www.ccomc.org.Friendship Baptist ChurchServices at Friendship Baptist Church on Sunday, Dec. 16 begin with Sunday School at 9:30 a .m, followed by the 10:45 a.m. worship service. Pastor Randall Brown will be bringing a timely Bible message and the choir and special music led by Mrs. Linda Brown will render selections in worship and praise. After the service dinner will be on the grounds. At 2 p.m. a service will be held for the residents of Quiet Oaks led by Leland Mercer. On Wednesday evening at 7, the midweek Bible study and Teen Impact will be held. Friendship Baptist Church is at 9510 S.W. 105th St, off State Road 200. The church phone is 352-237-2640. Countryside PresbyterianA 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 352237-4633. 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 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 date is Dec. 23. The St. Jude venue for used items, Anthonys Attic, will not be open or accepting donations during December. Fr. Miguel Gonzalez, from St. John Vianney parish in Orlando, will be presenting our Advent Mission this year. The English session will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 22. 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. Friday, December 14, 2012 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 14 ~ Friday, December 14, 2012 www.smcitizen.com the Citizen Maintain the health of your business Advertise in The Right Choices For Baptist Bible Fellowship International to the small South American country of Uruguay and having lived in Mexico for almost a year, gave Pastor and Mrs. Fortune a strong missionary heart for the souls of men, women, boys and girls, not only in the United States of America, but in other countries, as well. Pastor Fortune admits that his emphasis on having a strong missionary church and spirit is due to seeing the change that comes to every individual when they trust Christ as their Savior and Lord and gain hope and joy that they have never known before. He says it is a huge blessing when the very poorest of human beings realize how rich they can be in what really matters in life. MARANATHACONTINUED FROM PAGE 10 wishes everyone a blessed Christmas season. Royal Oaks Lady NinersOn Dec.6 we played our Christmas tournament with fourperson teams. 1st. place team was Elsa Berbig, Diana Schmidt, Eleanor Cerlenko and Cindy Kocher; 2nd. place team Darlene Lamo, Joan Scholl, IIene Simnowitz and BJ Lassiter. Vick Ellin was closest to the pin on #3. Vange Bell had a chip in on #9. We all had our Christmas lunch in the Royal Oaks dining room followed by an exchange of our favorite home made cookies. We also would like to welcome our new member Lorraine Sarcino. Royal Oaks Mens GolfOn a cool, cloudy day, Dec. 7, the Year Ender Tournament was held. The format was net scores for four man teams, with all four scores counting. This makes for a more difficult round, but the scores were excellent. There were 56 participants. The winners in the regular division with a score of 272 were Bob White, Emmet Dowling. John DeSalvo, and Al Prachel. Second with a 277 were Bud Murray, Bob Albright, Bruce Stover, and Bill Ellin. Third with a 281 were two teams tied, Rich Hendrix, Ron Tennant, Larry Collins, and Frank Kelley; and Bob Gray, Charlie Elder, Dale Wurzburger, and Tom Ducz. The winners in the senior division with a score of 263 were John ONeill, Chuck Engel, Ed Simnowitz, and Steve Szabo. Second with a 265 were Virgil Hein, Dom Zappia, Paul Colatruglio, and Joe Paller. Third with a 267 were John Wargo, Gene Topp, John Cerlenko, and Larry Soine. Following the tournament the Royal Oaks Club served an excellent meal of barbecue chicken, bratwurst with peppers and onions, potato salad, and cherry cobbler for desert. Our thanks go to Dave Dawson and Paul Colatruglio for their outstanding effort in chairing the event. Following the meal the annual Closest To the Pin Shootout was held. All members who had been successful in being closest to a par three pin during the regular Friday games got shots at the pin on the par three third hole, the total number of shots based on their number of wins. The winner of the regular division was Emmet Dowling 2 10. Second was Mickey Klein 3 4. Third was John DeSalvo 3 8. Fourth was Dave Dawson 6 9. The winner of the senior division was Mike Madill 3 10. Second was Chuck Engel 4. Third was Paul Valois 6 6. Fourth was Virgil Hein 7 4. Thanks to Virgil Hein for keeping track of all the weekly winners during the regular season, and for running the shootout. And that wraps up the tournament schedule for 2012. It was a successful year with much effort put in the running of all the tournaments, and a special hats off to President Bill Ellin for his work. 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Spotlight on Excellence Each week we feature an individual or couple who have had an interesting past; a promising future or who have made a significant contribution to the quality of life here at Cherrywood. This weeks couple are Wanda and Bill Huff. Wanda and Bill have a surprisingly strange and beautiful story about how they became a couple. As with most of us, their story begins early in their lives when the two met in Miami Florida. Wanda was born in Osierfield, Georgia. She was just a baby when her mother moved to Miami with her brother Donald and sister, Katherine. Wanda was attending high school and working in her Mothers and Step Dads grocery store We thought we were rich, she recalled because we always had food to eat. It was at this time that a young Marine came into her life. His name was Bill and he was from Kentucky. Bill had attended Davis County High School and following his graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Marines. It was during the Korean War and Bill was stationed just outside Miami for training. Naturally, Wanda was attracted to the handsome young Marine and he was in love with her. The two became engaged just before Bill shipped out to go overseas. Wanda gives a slight smile when she remembers missing her High School Prom because she was engaged. Well, as luck would have it, when Bill returned back to the States, he of course wanted to return home to Kentucky. Wanda on the other hand, after being forced by her mother to give up an art scholarship, was attending secretarial school in Miami and didnt want to leave her family. As often happens with long distance relationships, the two broke off their engagement and went their separate ways. Wanda met a man and married him. They had two sons, Ronald and Charles both of whom still live in Florida. Ronald lives in Boca Raton and Charles in Ocala. During her marriage, they moved to South Carolina. It was there that Wanda got into volunteer work. Many of the children in her community were so poor that they had never been to a restaurant before. In the school cafeteria, their table manners were less than acceptable all because they had never been exposed to proper etiquette. She and a few other ladies undertook the task of not only providing education and information about such matters, but in addition she sewed dresses for the young girls and provided beautician services as well. She nearly tears up when she tells of how grateful these youngsters were for the help they received. Wanda and her husband returned to Florida and a short time later, their marriage ended in a divorce. After returning back north after his service, Bill found work in Kentucky. He too married and had one son, Steven. Steven lives in Hammond Indiana. Like Wanda, his marriage didnt last very long. Bill worked at a few different jobs supporting his family. He worked as a truck driver and heavy equipment operator in Kentucky and then moved to Indiana. There he worked for a manufacturing company and also at Ford Motor. After his divorce, Bill had the opportunity of moving to Fort Lauderdale to work for Allied Signal Corporation. He took the chance and spent the next 27 years at that firm working his way up to supervisor in the air conditioning and refrigeration department. Wanda was never far from Bills thoughts so he looked her up. The two star-crossed lovers rekindled their romance and the rest as they say, is history. Wanda and Bill moved to Pompano Beach where they had twin daughters. Karen and Sharon are both teachers who specialize in Gifted Children. As a hobby, Bill and Wanda became interested in Square Dancing. This worked out well because Wanda began making dresses for the various clubs in the area. With this extra money, she was able to help her children through college and supplement their scholarships. Or as she said with pride, They needed spending money for gas and things Wanda used her knowledge and artistic ability in other ways also. She got a job at Jo Ann Fabrics selling and demonstrating sewing machines. Fortunately or unfortunately, she was so successful that they promoted her so they wouldnt have to pay her commissions. She became store manager. Following their retirement, Wanda and Bill did some research and found Ocala as a prime location for retirees in Florida. They came to Cherrywood and found a home with a floor plan they liked and customized it a bit by totally enclosing the lanai. This provided extra living space. Since moving into Cherrywood, they have traveled extensively visiting 15 different countries including New Zealand; Australia; and Europe. They have also taken several tours to the Western States National Parks System; Alaska and Hawaii. Wanda continued her volunteering with the Doll Club for Marion County Sheriffs Office. The club made dolls to be given to the children when they became victims of domestic violence. When officers responded to a domestic violence call, they were able to give the little ones dolls to help calm them down and gain their trust. In addition, Wanda volunteered at a local hospital for a year in between all of her other activities. You have no doubt seen Wanda and Bill at all of our various functions. Bill is a regular at Bocce Ball on Friday nights. He is a member of the Cherrywood Veterans Club and both take part in the 100 Days of Summer functions and Bill was on the winning team this year at the Summer Games. They are easily recognized by their warm smiles; friendly personalities and fun loving senses of humor. On Saturday night, Dec. 9, Bill was treated to a huge birthday celebration as he turned 80 years of age. He was surrounded by his loving family and a host of good friends in the clubhouse. The two have been married for 42 years and are grateful for many things but mostly their children. Wanda confides, None of them ever got into any trouble. They also have a mutual goal; to make it to their golden wedding anniversary. We are very lucky to have people like Wanda and Bill as part of our community. Their warm hearts and the love they have for each other; for their family; neighbors and friends exemplify all that is good about Cherrywood and its people. From Your ReporterIts the holiday shopping season and I feel compelled to share a few observations with you about this special time of year. While driving around the various stores and shopping centers, two things have totally amazed me. What are those John? I hear you asking. Well, the first is people who walk out of the stores and into the parking lots without looking. These are not young people Im speaking about but mostly senior citizens; people who have survived wars; depressions; recessions; raised children and grand children; worked careers and survived illnesses. Dont these people remember years ago when they taught their kids to Stop; Look; and Listen? Now Im all too aware of the handicaps that some of us share. For example, maybe if we stop its too hard to get going again; or our eyesight isnt that good so looking is a problem; and maybe some of us have hearing aids so listening may be out of the question. None the less, these are not excuses for being totally oblivious to our surroundings. The second thing that amazes me is that more people arent killed or injured from this behavior. Please people; people; people; we want you to have a happy holiday season so use a little common sense. Try a little caution when walking through busy parking lots. Be aware when youre entering into traffic and stop for a second. Look both ways before you just walk out in front of moving vehicles. Lastly, dont walk down the middle of the parking lane if you cant hear cars when theyre behind you. If youll do these simple things, everyone will have a safer and happier holiday season. If you have a comment or a suggestion for this column please feel free to contact me at urperssec@yahoo.com. Its always a pleasure to hear from you, the readers. Friday, December 14, 2012 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 18 ~ Friday, December 14, 2012 www.smcitizen.com J erry Moscariello, commander of the Cherrywood Color Guard, and his team members were honored at the December Cherrywood Veterans Club meeting with Certificates of Appreciation for their work in 2012. The members of the Color Guard are all volunteers who practice and perform in all kinds of conditions; presenting not only the Stars and Stripes, but also the POW/MIA flag; all five of the service flags and additional banners including the Royal Air Force. In extreme heat or chilly and windy rainy days they are at all of the ceremonies of the Veterans Club as well as Honor Flights; funerals and other community events. Their presence brings a sense of purpose; a focus; a special kind of patriotism to each veterans event. During a short speech following the awards, Jerry acknowledged and remembered Victoria Boersma; a member of the team who unexpectedly passed away this past week. A moment of silence was observed in her memory. The Veterans Club President, Bill Mahar, commended the Color Guard for their dedication and professionalism and acknowledged each member as he presented them with their certificates. Along with Jerry, other members receiving honors were Ray Tafilowski; Marie Ustianowski; John Whitenton; Marty Duesel; Linda Sisto; Bernice Hasinec; Ken Beech; Dick Francis; Phil Tatrow; Donna Moran; George Wilson and Al DeLaurentis. Members of the Color Guard should be proud of what they have done; what they are doing and their contribution to the Veterans Club. If you would like to join these elite members of our community, please contact Geri at the clubhouse for further information. CERT Team PresentationDewella Markland and David Siegel, co-chairs of the Cherrywood CERT Team, gave a presentation in Emergency Management at the Veterans Club meeting last Thursday. The two brought up several topics of interest to those assembled reminding them that being prepared is the key to surviving a natural disaster. Many topics were covered by the two of them including gathering; protecting and keeping close by such important documents as insurance policies and medical records; In addition they spoke of maintaining a supply of food and water; keeping at least a half a tank of gas in the car at all times and having some cash on hand in case all the power is out. When they had completed their presentation, Dewella and David introduced the three new members of the CERT team. Donna James; Mick James and Donald Messenger have just recently completed their Certification Training with the Marion County Sheriff Department and joined the Cherrywood team. We congratulate the new members of CERT and thank Dewella and David for an informative and interesting program. A new Certification program is starting up in January. If you are interested contact your local Marion County Sheriffs Department or David Siegel at 390-3325. Trivia NightOn Dec. 19 at 6 p.m., Donna James will host our monthly Trivia contest. Everyone is welcome to this fun evening of brain teasing competition. In lieu of the usual $1 entry fee per person, everyone is asked to bring a snack to pass around. Cookies, cakes, candies, nuts, or anything else that you think the people would enjoy are all welcome. The subject for this months quiz is Christmas, so bone up on all of the details and traditions of this wonderful season. When youve done that, bring your friends and neighbors to the clubhouse and join in the fun. Naturally your own liquid refreshments are welcome but there is also lemonade and iced tea available for free. Teams consist of three or four individuals but if you dont have a team, come on out anyway and youll be assigned one. This is a great opportunity to meet new people as well as clear the cob webs from the cranium. Donna will be flashing the questions on the big screen and the teams will fill in their answers on sheets provided. At the end of the evening, one team will have bragging rights for a whole month. This is a great way to spend a Wednesday evening with lots of good times; laughter and even some educational value. See you there. End of Time Sock HopThe date is coming near when the Mayan Calendar runs out of days. To some, this means the end of the world is coming but to others, it means a good excuse for a dance at the clubhouse. Since were pretty confident that the world is not coming to an end on the 21st of December, everyone is planning to Cherrywood Color Guard honored C HERRYWOOD ESTATES J E John Everlove Cherrywood Color Guard presenting flags at Veterans Club meeting. SEE CHERRYWOOD PAGE16 CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 17 Wanda and Bill Huff. 000DFON EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY Holiday Savings! We are extending a special By Invitation Only savings opportunity to you. Come see the savings options available to you on selected apartments. RSVP Today Call 352-671-1700 today to schedule an appointment. All Inclusive Retirement Lifestyle 24/7 Live-In Managers for Peace of Mind Delicious Chef-Prepared Dining Weekly Housekeeping Fun Activities Your Pets Will Love It! And so much moreit really is all inclusive! 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Friday, December 14, 2012 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 16 ~ Friday, December 14, 2012 www.smcitizen.com meet at the clubhouse at 7 p.m. to enjoy the easy listening and easy dancing style of Rich Becotte who will be our DJ. Bring refreshments to pass and drinks to enjoy. No tickets are needed so just show up and plan to have a good time. Even if it is the end of time, what better way to go out than with friends and neighbors dancing and laughing; a cold drink in your hand and a tasty snack in your mouth? Remember, Friday, Dec. 21 at 7 p.m. in the clubhouse for a great time. By the by, most of us are pretty sure the Mayan calendar is wrong because they didnt have leap years; so by their calculations, the 21st has already passed. If we are correct in our assumption, please read on about the many other upcoming events at Cherrywood. Christmas Decorations In case you hadnt noticed, many of our residents have gone all out to decorate their homes with beautiful lights; wreaths; Nativity scenes; Santas and other decorations of the season. This year, Cherrywood Property Management is awarding three prizes to those homes that look the nicest in the neighborhood. A committee of three people, none of whom are affiliated with any committee or organization, will be touring the neighborhood looking for the best displays. If you have a friend; neighbor or if you yourself would like to have a visit from our Christmas Decoration Committee, please send me an email at urperssec@yahoo.com with your name and address or the name and address of someone you would like to be recognized. This is Chris and Mario Zaccos way of saying Thank you to those who put in the time; effort and money to make this the brightest and cheeriest season of the year. For those of you who worked so hard this is a chance to be recognized for your efforts. Judging will be held on the evening of 23rd so be sure to get your name and address to your humble correspondent before that date. Accordion ClubDue to the holidays, our Accordion Club will be playing on Friday, Dec. 28, instead of their usual Wednesday gig. These talented and dedicated musicians gather at 5:30 in the clubhouse for a monthly concert jazz session and just plain fun get together. While accordions are the main instruments playing, they are accompanied by guitars; trumpets; drummers; and an array of other instruments brought along for the good times. Talent abounds as novice players and professionals get together to make beautiful music together. Bring your own refreshments; bring your friends and bring your neighbors and enjoy this free monthly concert in the comfort of our beautiful clubhouse. You wont be disappointed when you hear these great musicians at work. New Years EvePlan to spend your New Years Eve welcoming in 2013 with your friends and neighbors at the Red and Black Ball in the clubhouse. Attire for this gala event is casual elegance and starting at 9 p.m. everyone will be gathering at their reserved tables to begin the festivities. Music will be provided by the ever popular Rainbow CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 15 Dewella Markland and David Siegel flank new CERT members Don Messenger, Donna James and Mick James. Connection right up to and past the midnight hour. You can just listen to the smooth melodies or you and your partner can dance the night and the year away. Finger foods and coffee will be served and Champagne will be provided to toast in the New Year. Youll also find party favors and hats to add to the excitement and the joy of ushering in a new beginning. Its a time of celebration thats unmatched in the social calendar of Cherrywood. Tickets are just $10 so see Geri and make your reservation. Seats are going fast for this gala event. Dont miss out by procrastinating; stop by and see Geri today. Bocce Ball Dont forget, Bocce Ball is now on Friday nights at 7. Come out with your friends and liquid refreshments for a fun night with some great people. If the weather is cold or rainy, everyone sits around the warm fire in the clubhouse and just socializes. Holiday schedule changesFrom Dec. 24 through Jan. 4 there will be no Aerobics classes, no Stretch/Yoga and no Tai-Chi Classes. Enjoy your holidays and be ready to get back to the exercises on the 7th of January.Biloxi TripWant a sure fire way to avoid the afterthe-holiday letdown? How about a trip to Biloxi for three nights and four days of fun and excitement? Take your deluxe motor coach with professional driver from the clubhouse on Sunday, Jan. 13 to the beautiful IP Casinos beautiful accommodations. Enjoy the shows; the gaming tables and the incredible food while you bask in the amenities of this world class resort and spa. Youll receive $25 in free slot play compliments of the Casino and another $24 in food coupons to use during your stay. In addition, youll visit the Hard Rock Casino and the Palace Casino where you get another $15 in free slot play at each of those venues. Share the New Year in the relaxed atmosphere of these magnificent casinos with your friends and neighbors. You need not be a resident of Cherrywood to take advantage of this excursion; all you need to do is call Natalie at 854-4561 to reserve your spot for this excellent New Year trip. Your adventure begins on the 13th of January and returns on the 16th via motor coach. With any luck at all youll come back a little richer financially and a whole lot richer because of the experience. Best of luck! New Year looking brightCherrywood is starting off the year with some fantastic upcoming events. Keep watching this column for news about Elvis. Yes, hes coming to our stage at the clubhouse in January of 2013 accompanied by George Hamilton IV. (You might remember him for his hit songs, Abilene and Before this Day Ends). Theyll be here on Jan. 26. Karaoke is coming back on Jan. 12 from 7 p.m. until 10 for another night of raucous entertainment. Bill LaVertue and company once again will bring the songs while all the residents bring their talent. Hope Springs starring Meryl Streep will be featured on Movie Night on the 8th of January. The show starts at 6 p.m. in the clubhouse on the big screen. Bring your refreshments or enjoy free popcorn but plan to come out for a fun evening. More details will follow in future issues so keep your Chirp and your Citizen close so you dont miss out on anything. CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 16 PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD PAGE17 PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD PAGE18 000DI3K 8820 SW SR 200 352-854-1178 Arloa Vander Kolk enjoys her visits at The Cutting Edge Hair Studio. A friendly and pleasant place where I can get my hair and nails done ONE SIZE FITS ALL! We suggest a gift certificate for a haircut, perm, color, manicure, pedicure or massage. Happy Holidays from the Owner and Staff! www.nutechhearing.com M-F 9:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sat. and Sun. Appointment Needed M-F 9:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sat. and Sun. Appointment Needed Is Your Hearing Difficulty Earwax Buildup or Something More Serious? FREE Test Dates are available from Dec. 14 21, 2012 Using a miniature video otoscope, well painlessly look inside your ear canal and show it on a monitor and you can watch along! INVERNESS 3 5 2 4 1 9 7 9 1 1 3 5 2 4 1 9 7 9 1 1 352-419-7911 3161-C, E. Gulf t o Lake Hwy. 1/2 mile east of Walmart CRYSTAL RIVER 3 5 2 7 9 4 6 1 5 5 3 5 2 7 9 4 6 1 5 5 352-794-6155 1122 N. Suncoast Blvd. (US 19) A block & a half S. of Ft. Island Trail 000DIQC O c a l a 3 5 2 6 7 1 2 9 9 9 O c a l a 3 5 2 6 7 1 2 9 9 9 Ocala 352-671-2999 11250 SW 93rd Ct. Rd. Next to Chilis ATTENTION: Federal Workers & Retirees! You may qualify for FREE hearing aids. Call NOW for more information Easy Pay One Year 0.0% Interest B A T T E R I E S B A T T E R I E S BATTERIES D I R T D I R T DIRT Resists: All wrapped up in a irresistible AQ SERIES almost invisible, rechargeable, water resistant, dirt and dust resistant, reprogrammable, digital, wireless, Bluetooth computerized 5-year warranty with pure comfort. Resist high pricing and high pressure. W A T E R W A T E R WATER R E S I S T S E V E R Y T H I N G B U T . RESISTS EVERYTHING, BUT... 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Friday, December 14, 2012 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 16 ~ Friday, December 14, 2012 www.smcitizen.com meet at the clubhouse at 7 p.m. to enjoy the easy listening and easy dancing style of Rich Becotte who will be our DJ. Bring refreshments to pass and drinks to enjoy. No tickets are needed so just show up and plan to have a good time. Even if it is the end of time, what better way to go out than with friends and neighbors dancing and laughing; a cold drink in your hand and a tasty snack in your mouth? Remember, Friday, Dec. 21 at 7 p.m. in the clubhouse for a great time. By the by, most of us are pretty sure the Mayan calendar is wrong because they didnt have leap years; so by their calculations, the 21st has already passed. If we are correct in our assumption, please read on about the many other upcoming events at Cherrywood. Christmas Decorations In case you hadnt noticed, many of our residents have gone all out to decorate their homes with beautiful lights; wreaths; Nativity scenes; Santas and other decorations of the season. This year, Cherrywood Property Management is awarding three prizes to those homes that look the nicest in the neighborhood. A committee of three people, none of whom are affiliated with any committee or organization, will be touring the neighborhood looking for the best displays. If you have a friend; neighbor or if you yourself would like to have a visit from our Christmas Decoration Committee, please send me an email at urperssec@yahoo.com with your name and address or the name and address of someone you would like to be recognized. This is Chris and Mario Zaccos way of saying Thank you to those who put in the time; effort and money to make this the brightest and cheeriest season of the year. For those of you who worked so hard this is a chance to be recognized for your efforts. Judging will be held on the evening of 23rd so be sure to get your name and address to your humble correspondent before that date. Accordion ClubDue to the holidays, our Accordion Club will be playing on Friday, Dec. 28, instead of their usual Wednesday gig. These talented and dedicated musicians gather at 5:30 in the clubhouse for a monthly concert jazz session and just plain fun get together. While accordions are the main instruments playing, they are accompanied by guitars; trumpets; drummers; and an array of other instruments brought along for the good times. Talent abounds as novice players and professionals get together to make beautiful music together. Bring your own refreshments; bring your friends and bring your neighbors and enjoy this free monthly concert in the comfort of our beautiful clubhouse. You wont be disappointed when you hear these great musicians at work. New Years EvePlan to spend your New Years Eve welcoming in 2013 with your friends and neighbors at the Red and Black Ball in the clubhouse. Attire for this gala event is casual elegance and starting at 9 p.m. everyone will be gathering at their reserved tables to begin the festivities. Music will be provided by the ever popular Rainbow CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 15 Dewella Markland and David Siegel flank new CERT members Don Messenger, Donna James and Mick James. Connection right up to and past the midnight hour. You can just listen to the smooth melodies or you and your partner can dance the night and the year away. Finger foods and coffee will be served and Champagne will be provided to toast in the New Year. Youll also find party favors and hats to add to the excitement and the joy of ushering in a new beginning. Its a time of celebration thats unmatched in the social calendar of Cherrywood. Tickets are just $10 so see Geri and make your reservation. Seats are going fast for this gala event. Dont miss out by procrastinating; stop by and see Geri today. Bocce Ball Dont forget, Bocce Ball is now on Friday nights at 7. Come out with your friends and liquid refreshments for a fun night with some great people. If the weather is cold or rainy, everyone sits around the warm fire in the clubhouse and just socializes. Holiday schedule changesFrom Dec. 24 through Jan. 4 there will be no Aerobics classes, no Stretch/Yoga and no Tai-Chi Classes. Enjoy your holidays and be ready to get back to the exercises on the 7th of January.Biloxi TripWant a sure fire way to avoid the afterthe-holiday letdown? How about a trip to Biloxi for three nights and four days of fun and excitement? Take your deluxe motor coach with professional driver from the clubhouse on Sunday, Jan. 13 to the beautiful IP Casinos beautiful accommodations. Enjoy the shows; the gaming tables and the incredible food while you bask in the amenities of this world class resort and spa. Youll receive $25 in free slot play compliments of the Casino and another $24 in food coupons to use during your stay. In addition, youll visit the Hard Rock Casino and the Palace Casino where you get another $15 in free slot play at each of those venues. Share the New Year in the relaxed atmosphere of these magnificent casinos with your friends and neighbors. You need not be a resident of Cherrywood to take advantage of this excursion; all you need to do is call Natalie at 854-4561 to reserve your spot for this excellent New Year trip. Your adventure begins on the 13th of January and returns on the 16th via motor coach. With any luck at all youll come back a little richer financially and a whole lot richer because of the experience. Best of luck! New Year looking brightCherrywood is starting off the year with some fantastic upcoming events. Keep watching this column for news about Elvis. Yes, hes coming to our stage at the clubhouse in January of 2013 accompanied by George Hamilton IV. (You might remember him for his hit songs, Abilene and Before this Day Ends). Theyll be here on Jan. 26. Karaoke is coming back on Jan. 12 from 7 p.m. until 10 for another night of raucous entertainment. Bill LaVertue and company once again will bring the songs while all the residents bring their talent. Hope Springs starring Meryl Streep will be featured on Movie Night on the 8th of January. The show starts at 6 p.m. in the clubhouse on the big screen. Bring your refreshments or enjoy free popcorn but plan to come out for a fun evening. More details will follow in future issues so keep your Chirp and your Citizen close so you dont miss out on anything. CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 16 PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD PAGE17 PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD PAGE18 000DI3K 8820 SW SR 200 352-854-1178 Arloa Vander Kolk enjoys her visits at The Cutting Edge Hair Studio. A friendly and pleasant place where I can get my hair and nails done ONE SIZE FITS ALL! We suggest a gift certificate for a haircut, perm, color, manicure, pedicure or massage. Happy Holidays from the Owner and Staff! www.nutechhearing.com M-F 9:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sat. and Sun. Appointment Needed M-F 9:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sat. and Sun. Appointment Needed Is Your Hearing Difficulty Earwax Buildup or Something More Serious? FREE Test Dates are available from Dec. 14 21, 2012 Using a miniature video otoscope, well painlessly look inside your ear canal and show it on a monitor and you can watch along! INVERNESS 3 5 2 4 1 9 7 9 1 1 3 5 2 4 1 9 7 9 1 1 352-419-7911 3161-C, E. Gulf t o Lake Hwy. 1/2 mile east of Walmart CRYSTAL RIVER 3 5 2 7 9 4 6 1 5 5 3 5 2 7 9 4 6 1 5 5 352-794-6155 1122 N. Suncoast Blvd. (US 19) A block & a half S. of Ft. Island Trail 000DIQC O c a l a 3 5 2 6 7 1 2 9 9 9 O c a l a 3 5 2 6 7 1 2 9 9 9 Ocala 352-671-2999 11250 SW 93rd Ct. Rd. Next to Chilis ATTENTION: Federal Workers & Retirees! You may qualify for FREE hearing aids. Call NOW for more information Easy Pay One Year 0.0% Interest B A T T E R I E S B A T T E R I E S BATTERIES D I R T D I R T DIRT Resists: All wrapped up in a irresistible AQ SERIES almost invisible, rechargeable, water resistant, dirt and dust resistant, reprogrammable, digital, wireless, Bluetooth computerized 5-year warranty with pure comfort. Resist high pricing and high pressure. W A T E R W A T E R WATER R E S I S T S E V E R Y T H I N G B U T . RESISTS EVERYTHING, BUT... 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Spotlight on Excellence Each week we feature an individual or couple who have had an interesting past; a promising future or who have made a significant contribution to the quality of life here at Cherrywood. This weeks couple are Wanda and Bill Huff. Wanda and Bill have a surprisingly strange and beautiful story about how they became a couple. As with most of us, their story begins early in their lives when the two met in Miami Florida. Wanda was born in Osierfield, Georgia. She was just a baby when her mother moved to Miami with her brother Donald and sister, Katherine. Wanda was attending high school and working in her Mothers and Step Dads grocery store We thought we were rich, she recalled because we always had food to eat. It was at this time that a young Marine came into her life. His name was Bill and he was from Kentucky. Bill had attended Davis County High School and following his graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Marines. It was during the Korean War and Bill was stationed just outside Miami for training. Naturally, Wanda was attracted to the handsome young Marine and he was in love with her. The two became engaged just before Bill shipped out to go overseas. Wanda gives a slight smile when she remembers missing her High School Prom because she was engaged. Well, as luck would have it, when Bill returned back to the States, he of course wanted to return home to Kentucky. Wanda on the other hand, after being forced by her mother to give up an art scholarship, was attending secretarial school in Miami and didnt want to leave her family. As often happens with long distance relationships, the two broke off their engagement and went their separate ways. Wanda met a man and married him. They had two sons, Ronald and Charles both of whom still live in Florida. Ronald lives in Boca Raton and Charles in Ocala. During her marriage, they moved to South Carolina. It was there that Wanda got into volunteer work. Many of the children in her community were so poor that they had never been to a restaurant before. In the school cafeteria, their table manners were less than acceptable all because they had never been exposed to proper etiquette. She and a few other ladies undertook the task of not only providing education and information about such matters, but in addition she sewed dresses for the young girls and provided beautician services as well. She nearly tears up when she tells of how grateful these youngsters were for the help they received. Wanda and her husband returned to Florida and a short time later, their marriage ended in a divorce. After returning back north after his service, Bill found work in Kentucky. He too married and had one son, Steven. Steven lives in Hammond Indiana. Like Wanda, his marriage didnt last very long. Bill worked at a few different jobs supporting his family. He worked as a truck driver and heavy equipment operator in Kentucky and then moved to Indiana. There he worked for a manufacturing company and also at Ford Motor. After his divorce, Bill had the opportunity of moving to Fort Lauderdale to work for Allied Signal Corporation. He took the chance and spent the next 27 years at that firm working his way up to supervisor in the air conditioning and refrigeration department. Wanda was never far from Bills thoughts so he looked her up. The two star-crossed lovers rekindled their romance and the rest as they say, is history. Wanda and Bill moved to Pompano Beach where they had twin daughters. Karen and Sharon are both teachers who specialize in Gifted Children. As a hobby, Bill and Wanda became interested in Square Dancing. This worked out well because Wanda began making dresses for the various clubs in the area. With this extra money, she was able to help her children through college and supplement their scholarships. Or as she said with pride, They needed spending money for gas and things Wanda used her knowledge and artistic ability in other ways also. She got a job at Jo Ann Fabrics selling and demonstrating sewing machines. Fortunately or unfortunately, she was so successful that they promoted her so they wouldnt have to pay her commissions. She became store manager. Following their retirement, Wanda and Bill did some research and found Ocala as a prime location for retirees in Florida. They came to Cherrywood and found a home with a floor plan they liked and customized it a bit by totally enclosing the lanai. This provided extra living space. Since moving into Cherrywood, they have traveled extensively visiting 15 different countries including New Zealand; Australia; and Europe. They have also taken several tours to the Western States National Parks System; Alaska and Hawaii. Wanda continued her volunteering with the Doll Club for Marion County Sheriffs Office. The club made dolls to be given to the children when they became victims of domestic violence. When officers responded to a domestic violence call, they were able to give the little ones dolls to help calm them down and gain their trust. In addition, Wanda volunteered at a local hospital for a year in between all of her other activities. You have no doubt seen Wanda and Bill at all of our various functions. Bill is a regular at Bocce Ball on Friday nights. He is a member of the Cherrywood Veterans Club and both take part in the 100 Days of Summer functions and Bill was on the winning team this year at the Summer Games. They are easily recognized by their warm smiles; friendly personalities and fun loving senses of humor. On Saturday night, Dec. 9, Bill was treated to a huge birthday celebration as he turned 80 years of age. He was surrounded by his loving family and a host of good friends in the clubhouse. The two have been married for 42 years and are grateful for many things but mostly their children. Wanda confides, None of them ever got into any trouble. They also have a mutual goal; to make it to their golden wedding anniversary. We are very lucky to have people like Wanda and Bill as part of our community. Their warm hearts and the love they have for each other; for their family; neighbors and friends exemplify all that is good about Cherrywood and its people. From Your ReporterIts the holiday shopping season and I feel compelled to share a few observations with you about this special time of year. While driving around the various stores and shopping centers, two things have totally amazed me. What are those John? I hear you asking. Well, the first is people who walk out of the stores and into the parking lots without looking. These are not young people Im speaking about but mostly senior citizens; people who have survived wars; depressions; recessions; raised children and grand children; worked careers and survived illnesses. Dont these people remember years ago when they taught their kids to Stop; Look; and Listen? Now Im all too aware of the handicaps that some of us share. For example, maybe if we stop its too hard to get going again; or our eyesight isnt that good so looking is a problem; and maybe some of us have hearing aids so listening may be out of the question. None the less, these are not excuses for being totally oblivious to our surroundings. The second thing that amazes me is that more people arent killed or injured from this behavior. Please people; people; people; we want you to have a happy holiday season so use a little common sense. Try a little caution when walking through busy parking lots. Be aware when youre entering into traffic and stop for a second. Look both ways before you just walk out in front of moving vehicles. Lastly, dont walk down the middle of the parking lane if you cant hear cars when theyre behind you. If youll do these simple things, everyone will have a safer and happier holiday season. If you have a comment or a suggestion for this column please feel free to contact me at urperssec@yahoo.com. Its always a pleasure to hear from you, the readers. Friday, December 14, 2012 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 18 ~ Friday, December 14, 2012 www.smcitizen.com J erry Moscariello, commander of the Cherrywood Color Guard, and his team members were honored at the December Cherrywood Veterans Club meeting with Certificates of Appreciation for their work in 2012. The members of the Color Guard are all volunteers who practice and perform in all kinds of conditions; presenting not only the Stars and Stripes, but also the POW/MIA flag; all five of the service flags and additional banners including the Royal Air Force. In extreme heat or chilly and windy rainy days they are at all of the ceremonies of the Veterans Club as well as Honor Flights; funerals and other community events. Their presence brings a sense of purpose; a focus; a special kind of patriotism to each veterans event. During a short speech following the awards, Jerry acknowledged and remembered Victoria Boersma; a member of the team who unexpectedly passed away this past week. A moment of silence was observed in her memory. The Veterans Club President, Bill Mahar, commended the Color Guard for their dedication and professionalism and acknowledged each member as he presented them with their certificates. Along with Jerry, other members receiving honors were Ray Tafilowski; Marie Ustianowski; John Whitenton; Marty Duesel; Linda Sisto; Bernice Hasinec; Ken Beech; Dick Francis; Phil Tatrow; Donna Moran; George Wilson and Al DeLaurentis. Members of the Color Guard should be proud of what they have done; what they are doing and their contribution to the Veterans Club. If you would like to join these elite members of our community, please contact Geri at the clubhouse for further information. CERT Team PresentationDewella Markland and David Siegel, co-chairs of the Cherrywood CERT Team, gave a presentation in Emergency Management at the Veterans Club meeting last Thursday. The two brought up several topics of interest to those assembled reminding them that being prepared is the key to surviving a natural disaster. Many topics were covered by the two of them including gathering; protecting and keeping close by such important documents as insurance policies and medical records; In addition they spoke of maintaining a supply of food and water; keeping at least a half a tank of gas in the car at all times and having some cash on hand in case all the power is out. When they had completed their presentation, Dewella and David introduced the three new members of the CERT team. Donna James; Mick James and Donald Messenger have just recently completed their Certification Training with the Marion County Sheriff Department and joined the Cherrywood team. We congratulate the new members of CERT and thank Dewella and David for an informative and interesting program. A new Certification program is starting up in January. If you are interested contact your local Marion County Sheriffs Department or David Siegel at 390-3325. Trivia NightOn Dec. 19 at 6 p.m., Donna James will host our monthly Trivia contest. Everyone is welcome to this fun evening of brain teasing competition. In lieu of the usual $1 entry fee per person, everyone is asked to bring a snack to pass around. Cookies, cakes, candies, nuts, or anything else that you think the people would enjoy are all welcome. The subject for this months quiz is Christmas, so bone up on all of the details and traditions of this wonderful season. When youve done that, bring your friends and neighbors to the clubhouse and join in the fun. Naturally your own liquid refreshments are welcome but there is also lemonade and iced tea available for free. Teams consist of three or four individuals but if you dont have a team, come on out anyway and youll be assigned one. This is a great opportunity to meet new people as well as clear the cob webs from the cranium. Donna will be flashing the questions on the big screen and the teams will fill in their answers on sheets provided. At the end of the evening, one team will have bragging rights for a whole month. This is a great way to spend a Wednesday evening with lots of good times; laughter and even some educational value. See you there. End of Time Sock HopThe date is coming near when the Mayan Calendar runs out of days. To some, this means the end of the world is coming but to others, it means a good excuse for a dance at the clubhouse. Since were pretty confident that the world is not coming to an end on the 21st of December, everyone is planning to Cherrywood Color Guard honored C HERRYWOOD ESTATES J E John Everlove Cherrywood Color Guard presenting flags at Veterans Club meeting. SEE CHERRYWOOD PAGE16 CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 17 Wanda and Bill Huff. 000DFON EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY Holiday Savings! We are extending a special By Invitation Only savings opportunity to you. Come see the savings options available to you on selected apartments. RSVP Today Call 352-671-1700 today to schedule an appointment. All Inclusive Retirement Lifestyle 24/7 Live-In Managers for Peace of Mind Delicious Chef-Prepared Dining Weekly Housekeeping Fun Activities Your Pets Will Love It! And so much moreit really is all inclusive! 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College Road BaptistCollege Road Baptist Church invites you to join us on Christmas Eve for a service at 5:30 p.m. which will include Communion. College Road Baptist Church is at 5010 S.W. College Road, 1.7 miles west of I-75 on SR 200. For more information, call 352-237-5741. First Congregational United Church of ChristMembers of the First Congregational United Church of Christ welcome all to attend their joyous Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 7 p.m. The church is located at 7171 S.W. State Road 200. Phone is 352-237-3035. 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 352-236-6023. 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. 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 352-465-7272. 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 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. 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 352-8544509 ext. 221. Ocala West Church of the NazareneAdvent schedule: Morning Worship Advent Sermon series at 10:30 a.m.: 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. Ocala West Church of the Nazarene is at 5884 S.W. 60th Ave., (Airport Road) Ocala. Our webpage is www.ocalawestnaz.org. Christs Church of Marion CountyFriday, Dec. 14: Womens Ministry Christmas Dinner, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, Choir presentation Changed by a Baby Boy a Christmas Musical, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18: Womens Crafts and Fellowship, 9 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21: Mens Ministry and Forever Young Christmas Caroling, 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30: JOY Night, 5 p.m. Christs Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., off State Road 200, Ocala. Phone is 352-861-6182, website is www.ccomc.org.Friendship Baptist ChurchServices at Friendship Baptist Church on Sunday, Dec. 16 begin with Sunday School at 9:30 a .m, followed by the 10:45 a.m. worship service. Pastor Randall Brown will be bringing a timely Bible message and the choir and special music led by Mrs. Linda Brown will render selections in worship and praise. After the service dinner will be on the grounds. At 2 p.m. a service will be held for the residents of Quiet Oaks led by Leland Mercer. On Wednesday evening at 7, the midweek Bible study and Teen Impact will be held. Friendship Baptist Church is at 9510 S.W. 105th St, off State Road 200. The church phone is 352-237-2640. Countryside PresbyterianA 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 352237-4633. 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 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 date is Dec. 23. The St. Jude venue for used items, Anthonys Attic, will not be open or accepting donations during December. Fr. Miguel Gonzalez, from St. John Vianney parish in Orlando, will be presenting our Advent Mission this year. The English session will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 22. 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. Friday, December 14, 2012 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 14 ~ Friday, December 14, 2012 www.smcitizen.com the Citizen Maintain the health of your business Advertise in The Right Choices For Baptist Bible Fellowship International to the small South American country of Uruguay and having lived in Mexico for almost a year, gave Pastor and Mrs. Fortune a strong missionary heart for the souls of men, women, boys and girls, not only in the United States of America, but in other countries, as well. Pastor Fortune admits that his emphasis on having a strong missionary church and spirit is due to seeing the change that comes to every individual when they trust Christ as their Savior and Lord and gain hope and joy that they have never known before. He says it is a huge blessing when the very poorest of human beings realize how rich they can be in what really matters in life. MARANATHACONTINUED FROM PAGE 10 wishes everyone a blessed Christmas season. Royal Oaks Lady NinersOn Dec.6 we played our Christmas tournament with fourperson teams. 1st. place team was Elsa Berbig, Diana Schmidt, Eleanor Cerlenko and Cindy Kocher; 2nd. place team Darlene Lamo, Joan Scholl, IIene Simnowitz and BJ Lassiter. Vick Ellin was closest to the pin on #3. Vange Bell had a chip in on #9. We all had our Christmas lunch in the Royal Oaks dining room followed by an exchange of our favorite home made cookies. We also would like to welcome our new member Lorraine Sarcino. Royal Oaks Mens GolfOn a cool, cloudy day, Dec. 7, the Year Ender Tournament was held. The format was net scores for four man teams, with all four scores counting. This makes for a more difficult round, but the scores were excellent. There were 56 participants. The winners in the regular division with a score of 272 were Bob White, Emmet Dowling. John DeSalvo, and Al Prachel. Second with a 277 were Bud Murray, Bob Albright, Bruce Stover, and Bill Ellin. Third with a 281 were two teams tied, Rich Hendrix, Ron Tennant, Larry Collins, and Frank Kelley; and Bob Gray, Charlie Elder, Dale Wurzburger, and Tom Ducz. The winners in the senior division with a score of 263 were John ONeill, Chuck Engel, Ed Simnowitz, and Steve Szabo. Second with a 265 were Virgil Hein, Dom Zappia, Paul Colatruglio, and Joe Paller. Third with a 267 were John Wargo, Gene Topp, John Cerlenko, and Larry Soine. Following the tournament the Royal Oaks Club served an excellent meal of barbecue chicken, bratwurst with peppers and onions, potato salad, and cherry cobbler for desert. Our thanks go to Dave Dawson and Paul Colatruglio for their outstanding effort in chairing the event. Following the meal the annual Closest To the Pin Shootout was held. All members who had been successful in being closest to a par three pin during the regular Friday games got shots at the pin on the par three third hole, the total number of shots based on their number of wins. The winner of the regular division was Emmet Dowling 2 10. Second was Mickey Klein 3 4. Third was John DeSalvo 3 8. Fourth was Dave Dawson 6 9. The winner of the senior division was Mike Madill 3 10. Second was Chuck Engel 4. Third was Paul Valois 6 6. Fourth was Virgil Hein 7 4. Thanks to Virgil Hein for keeping track of all the weekly winners during the regular season, and for running the shootout. And that wraps up the tournament schedule for 2012. It was a successful year with much effort put in the running of all the tournaments, and a special hats off to President Bill Ellin for his work. 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Friday, December 14, 2012 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 20 ~ Friday, December 14, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Marions Most Wanted James Brown, 43, felony order to revoke bond. Jeremy L. Collins 28, felony violation of probation driving while license suspended revoked etc., third offense. Latrel Arnette Griffin, 21, felony warrant aggravated assault with a firearm, resisting a law enforcement officer without violence. Derek Kyle Horne, 27, felony bench warrant failure to appear drug court, introduce contraband into detention facility, driving while license suspended etc. Natika Page, 27, felony warrant burglary of a dwelling while armed, grand theft statutory property, dealing in stolen property, falsification of ownership to pawnbroker. Jessica Nicole Steffey, 38, felony vilation of probation uttering forged checks, grand theft, fraudulent use of personal identification information. Two Ocala residents were accused of retail grand theft and tampering with evidence after a computer and monitor were allegedly taken from Walmart on State Road 200 on the evening of Dec. 5-6. Shane Allen Jacobs, 36, of Southeast 46th Court, and Brandy Shea Anderson, of Northeast 9th Avenue, both face charges and both were issued traspass warnings. According to the Marion County Sheriffs Office, deputies were called to Walmart after a reported theft. The suspects were seen leaving in a green vehicle. Later, a deputy on County Road 484 in about the 4000 block spotted a car matching the description traveling at a high rate of speed. The deputy stopped the car, and Anderson allegedly told the deputy she had thrown the monitor and computer out of the car near Marion Oaks. Both were later recovered. Anderson was reportedly the one who took the items, worth $770, and Jacobs denied any knowledge or involvement. When the couple fled the store, they left behind another female, who was not charged. As of Wednesday morning, Jacobs, who has a record of several arrests in the past six years, was being held on $8,000 bond. Anderson was also still in jail as of Wednesday, under a bond of $4,000. A 22-year-old female was arrested after she allegedly took some items from costmetics. Stevie Taylor Baker of Oxfordwas accused of retail petit theft.She was released in a few hours on $250 bond. Theft charged; computer tossed from vehicle Citizens can take pride in the high score Marion County Fire Rescue earned on the State of Florida Department of Healths Bureau of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) audit. This state audit takes place every two years and tests all emergency services that provide advanced life support (ALS) and basic life support (BLS) services to citizens in Florida. The inspection determines whether an agency is in compliance with the state statutes and regulations that define patient care and EMS services. This is the second audit MCFR has undergone since the department began providing countywide ambulance service in October 2008 following EMSAs dissolution. On Nov. 14, 2012, the EMS Bureau made an unannounced visit to MCFR and required access to the departments facilities as well as its ALS and BLS vehicles (engines and rescues) for equipment inspections. MCFR also provided information on the departments policies and procedures, as well as with personnel and service records, for the bureaus review. All were found to have no deficiencies. These results are representative of the high level of service our firefighters who are also EMTs and/or paramedics provide to the citizens of Marion County on a daily basis, said MCFR Fire Chief Stuart McElhaney. The Marion County Board of County Commissioners through Marion County Fire Rescue provides emergency medical transport to all county residents, including those living in Belleview, Dunnellon, McIntosh, Reddick and Ocala. County EMS gets high score from state Two sent to hospital after 484 wreckTwo people were taken to the hospital with serious injuries after a fogshrouded accident on County Road 484, just west of the 14700 block. Linda Mitchell, 63, of Dunnellon, was heading east on the highway when her car allegedly crossed the center line and hit a vehicle driven by John Griffin, 28. Both drivers had to be extricated from their vehicles, and traffic along 484 had to be rerouted R ECENT ARRESTS Read the classifieds 000DFOH ALL FAITH CREMATION SOCIETY 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. 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Friday, December 14, 2012 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com 12 ~ Friday, December 14, 2012 www.smcitizen.com CALL TOM OR SUSIE AT 854-3986 To place your food ad in this section! Color RED is free! ticed that we are getting fewer and fewer people for each function. It is impossible to continue the club if we do not get enough people who will attend the functions Therefore, we will be collecting 2013 membership dues at the sale for our annual St. Pattys Day party on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the Orchid Club lobby between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Please remember that our club is open to any fun loving Oak Run resident, Irish or not. The number of people who decide to join or rejoin our club, as well as the number of tickets purchased, will be the determining factors in our decision on the future of the club. We hope that we shall not be forced to disband the club, and we look forward to seeing you all for future functions in 2013. Oak Run TravelWe forgot to report on the huge success of the Mystery Dinner Theatre trip on Nov. 17. The food was great and the performance by the professionals from Sleuths Mystery Dinner Theatre in Orlando was outstanding. A few members of the audience participated and the audience helped solve the mystery. What a night!! Trip No. 13, Wonders of Winter Park and Treasures of Tiffany, will be on March 8. We will visit the opulent homes in Winter Park and have a tour of a Spanish farm house that sets the tone for the whole community. After a guided boat trip through their chain of lakes connected by canals, we will experience the most comprehensive collection of stained glass by Louis Tiffany. Lunch on your own while visiting exclusive shops along Park Avenue. Call Jim and Naomi Anzalone, hosts, to get more information and tickets. Make Your Own Chocolate is a trip to the Farris and Foster Candy Shop in Orlando on March 11. You will actually make the chocolate for yourself or to put in Easter baskets, etc. Then you will have lunch on your own at a nearby mall followed by some time for shopping. The cost is only $45 per person which includes the bus drivers tip. We will leave at 9 a.m. Call Duke and Joanne Misener for tickets before they are all gone. On March 17, go with us to the Show Palace Theatre for a fine buffet at 1:30 p.m. followed by the show at 3 p.m. The show is Joseph And The Amazing Dream Coat, which is a delightful Biblical parable about Joseph and his coat of many colors. He has prophetic dreams and is his fathers favorite son. His brothers sell him into slavery in Egypt where he rises to a position of importance because of his dreams. The music varies from countrywestern and calypso to rock n roll. Call Rita Stotz for tickets. The cost is $68.50 per person including buffet and bus drivers tip. A few tickets for the Bill Cosby show are still available. Any Bill Cosby fans who have not bought their tickets for his show on March 23, had better call Eleanor and Rich Feltenburger right away. You may remember Bills renowned show Himself from years ago. It was hilarious and some of those routines will be in this show along with his take on our everyday faults, foibles and successes. Cost is $69 per person and includes the bus drivers tip.Royal Oaks Ladies 18 Hole GolfOn Tuesday, Dec. 4, we held our annual Two Best Balls Christmas Tournament. The weather wasnt very Christmas-ish but how can you complain about 78 degrees and sunny. The winning teams were: First PlaceSylvia Zappia, Lynn Houghton, Rhonda LeBlanc, and Arlene Zimmerman; Second PlaceCarole Dygert, Judy Klein, Donna Gwin, and Inga Szabo; Third PlaceJan Tennant, Bea Terry, Maureen Edwards, and Kathleen Kollar. Lynn Houghton was Closest to the Pin. The tournament was followed by a delicious lunch prepared by the Royal Oaks staff. Donna Topp provided a musical accompaniment for our Christmas carols. The entire ROWGO membership OAK RUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 11 On a brisk Florida Fall morning, Oak Runners gathered to walk in the annual Hoofin it for Hospice event. They are pictured in front of Palm Grove before they began their trek on a course that meandered through Eagles Point. Bagels, donuts, muffins, fruit, coffee, tea, and water, which were donated by Bagelicious, Walmart, and Publix, were available to everyone following their return from the walk. This years Hoofin was another rousing success surpassing last years record/raising just over $11,000. This total gets Oak Run half way toward its third room at Legacy House. There were many volunteers that helped make this years Hoofm such a success. They are obviously too many to name, but significant recognition goes to Yogi Andrew and Ingrid Crane and Damian and Audrey Romano for their tremendous efforts in garnering the most contributions from Oak Run. We would also like to thank Karen Haven and Jennifer Harmon from Legacy House for their support. On Veterans Day weekend, the Ocala-based Marine Corps League 1072 celebrated not only Veterans Day but also the Marine Corps birthday with a ball held at the Orchid Club. The affair was emceed by Andy Butler, the Leagues senior vice commander, and all in attendance enjoyed a fantastic meal prepared by Royal Oaks, along with listening to dance music by George. In attendance were League Commandant Bernard Gray, Chaplain John Wargo, Adjutant Ed Kreczmer, Paymaster Fred Howatineck, Eugene Hunter, sergeant-at-arms and Donald Eckerdt, the judge advocate. Also present was Jim McCarthy, who is the Ocala Toys for Tots distributor. Many ceremonial activities were presented throughout the evening with an emphasis on fun. Happy 237th birthday to the Marine Corps. PLEASESEEOAK RUN PAGE14 THOSE WHO SAVE US By Jenna Blum A middle-aged professor of German history is haunted by her discovery of a photograph showing her mother, Anna, with a Nazi officer during World War II. Believing the officer to be her real father instead of the American GI her mother married after the war, Trudy is driven by guilt about her heritage. Compounding the situation is Anna Schlemmers stony silence about her life in Germany during the war. The truthrevealed early in the novel is that Trudy was fathered by a Jewish doctor her mother loved deeply. The book is really two stories in one: Annas terrifying war story and Trudys contemporary one. As is the case with such a format one story overshadows the other. Annas is, of course, more riveting. To those readers who complain about the back-and-forth method the author explains in an interview that it was necessary to offer through Trudy some release from the horror tales of WWII Germany. Jenna Blum is half-Jewish and provides in Those Who Save Us the perspective of non-Jews who survived the war in Nazi Germany. To that end she has Trudy conduct a survey about non-Jewish survivors that counters a colleagues study of Holocaust victims. Whereas on the face of it the novel is about German experiences during WWII, it is about much more like the psychological effects of abuse and humiliation and what some call the Stockholm Syndrome. Years later when her American husband Jack asks Anna if she loved the Nazi she cohabited with for years she replies, We Come to Love Those Who Save Us. She might have added even those who shame us. Are the characters convincing? Here readers disagree. Some find their behavior given their circumstances completely believable. Others find Anna nave and uninformed and her small contributions of food to the Buchenwald prisoners too little and too late. Others applaud Anna but find Trudys guilt in wearing only dark clothing excessive. Bottom line: its a tense story and one many readers could not put down. A tense story that some readers cant put down B OOK MARK P W Pat Wellington Upcoming Moose Lodge eventsDec. 14, Friday, Fish or Shrimp 5 to 7 p.m. Randy Stanley Karaoke 6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 15, Saturday, Christmas Party, Moose is providing ham, mac and cheese. Bring a dish for a pot luck at 5 p.m. and bring a gift from each person attending. Randy (Santa) Stanley entertaining 6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 16. Sunday, Bar Bingo 4 to 6 p.m., Football in the Social Quarters. Dec. 17, Monday, Coney dogs all day. Dec. 18, Tuesday, Dart League at 5:45. Dec. 19, Wednesday, Membership appreciation, 3 to 5 p.m. Dec. 20, Thursday, Cards 1 p.m., shuffleboard 7 p.m. Dec. 21 Friday, Fish or Shrimp 5 to 7 p.m. David Baldwin 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. 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Friday, December 14, 2012 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 22 ~ Friday, December 14, 2012 www.smcitizen.com T he annual Oak Run golf cart parade will take place on only one night, Wednesday, Dec. 19. It will start at the Orchid Club overflow parking lot at 6:15 p.m. and proceed down the main boulevard to Palm Grove. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at Palm Grove after the parade and seasonal drinks and desserts will be served. Remember that unlike prior to last year there will be only one parade, on Dec. 19, and that it will only travel down the main boulevard. Do You Remember? 2011 Christmas ParadeTune in channel 12 for Len Teitlers presentation of the 2011 Christmas Golf Cart Parade, narrated by Anna Boodee. It will air following FYI daily at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. from Dec. 14 to Dec 21. Ambassadors New Years Eve DanceRing in the New Year on Monday, Dec. 31, at the Some Enchanted Evening Dance with music by Diane and Mitch. Festivities will take place at Palm Grove from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Ticket sales will be this coming Monday, Dec. 17, from 8 to 10 a.m. in the Orchid Club card room and Tuesday, Dec. 18, from 9 to 10 a.m. in the Orchid Club lobby. Cost is $25 per person. Make your check payable to ORHA; no cash please. Genealogy Club The next meeting of the Oak Run Genealogy Club will be on Dec. 21 in the Orchid Club card room at 9:30 a.m. On the agenda will be the introduction of the club officers for 2013 and the planning of the holiday party scheduled for Jan. 18. Because of the enthusiastic support of our members in hearing family genealogy stories and research success, Bill Balch and Jim Waddell will conclude our 2012 meetings with stories about their interesting ancestors. As always, please look at Channel 12 and the blog at www.orgenealogy.blogspot. com for announcements of all activities for the meeting. If you are not familiar with how to read and use a blog, our blog administrator will help you. If we think about it, all of us have stories to tell about our ancestors. Perhaps it would be even more interesting to delve into the past a little deeper. Oak Run residents are invited to attend meetings and join our club. The annual membership is $6 and comes with entitlements such as help in finding the missing links in the family tree, meeting others with the genealogy addiction and a holiday party.Showcase of StarsJoin us for the celebration of the season on Saturday, Dec. 22, at Palm Grove at 7 p.m. Our Christmas cottage will be back for this holiday show. As always, admission is free and there will be door prizes and 50/50. Winter Water Exercise Sign-UpSign-up for the winter Water Exercise program will be Jan. 9, in the Orchid Club card room from 9 to 11a.m. You may register for a friend who is unable to attend that day, however, a contact phone number is required During the winter session each participant will attend only one class per week. The time for classes offered at the Aquatic Club are: Starting Jan. 15, Tuesday or Thursday at 4:30 p.m. Starting Jan. 16, Wednesday or Friday 9, 10 or 11 a.m. Classes will be filled by random drawing. Good luck and we hope to see you on Jan. 9. Performing Arts Company of Oak Run The Performing Arts Company of Oak Run has completed its auditions for their March 2013 play, The Odd Couple. Patty Waddell and her audition committee have chosen the following cast members: Bonnie Kreider as Olive Madison, DiAnne Klatt as Florence Unger, Marlena Yaich as Sylvie (Marlena is a newcomer to the Oak Run stage), Arlene Raguso as Mickey, Rose Ann Piscitelli as Renee, Diane Porterfield as Vera, Lenny Klatt as Manolo Costazuela and Frank Porterfield as Jesus Costazuela. All the actors should give our audiences a good show. Those of you who are familiar with the movie and stage presentations of the odd couple know what a funny situational comedy this is. Rehearsals will commence on Jan. 2 and the first ticket sale will be on Jan. 12. Look for our flyer in the January Oak Run Newsletter for more complete information on the show. In the interim, reservations for the dinner theatre can be made by calling Shari Weber at 352-854-0116 and for the other three shows call Linda Noel at 352-8739908. Irish American Club The Irish American Clubs holiday party was held on Thursday, Nov. 15, and a fun time was had by all. However, we have noChristmas golf cart parade will take place Dec. 19 O AK RUN C W Carol AnnWheeler Showcase of Stars Christmas cottage. PLEASESEEOAK RUN PAGE12 000DEC5 Sullivan Serving Ocala For over 31 Years www.SullivanCadillac.com 4040 SW College Rd., Ocala 352-732-4700 Toll Free 888-449-9890 *PLUS TAX, TAG, TITLE SEASONS BEST EVENT Our Gift To You! 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Friday, December 14, 2012 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com 10 ~ Friday, December 14, 2012 www.smcitizen.com most seriously, finished with your Christmas shopping? Christmas shopping! I had forgotten about it. I know we celebrate Christmas every year but I sometimes get so caught up with celebrating Christmas I forget about buying Christmas presents. After all, that Christmas tree would be somewhat naked if there were not Christmas presents to litter around the bottom. I had to look at my wife and say, No, I havent even started. By the time the dust of that thought settled I had to ask her, How many Christmas presents do I have to buy? Silly boy, she said with a chuckle that could compete with good old Santa Claus any day of the week, youve got to buy Christmas presents for everybody in our family. Then she chuckled some more just to set that thought into my cranium. Everybody in our family? Now I am beginning to see red. Santas red suit has nothing to do with a North Pole fashion statement; it has everything to do with my financial statement. I got a piece of paper and together my wife and I jotted down all of the members in our family. A few members I wanted to veto, but my wife vetoed my veto. By the time we were done, I would have to purchase Christmas presents for hundreds and hundreds of family members. Boy, did I see red! At the beginning of the month of December, my checkbook is in the black, but each day of the month the black begins to fade into expanding shades of red. By the time the 24th of the month comes around my checkbook is a solid, brilliant, scarlet red. I sighed quite deeply as I closed my checkbook. I almost said to my wife, Remember the day ? I stopped short of vocalizing that thought. I thought back when we first were married, which seems like hundreds of years ago, we only got presents for each other. I bought one present for her and she bought one present for me. What a Merry Christmas we had back in the day. A few days later as we were wrapping those presents I began thinking of another color. I looked at my wife and said, This must be what they mean when they talked about the golden days. She laughed, and I thought some more. My thoughts centered on the fact of what a wonderful family we have. After all those years, we have accumulated a marvelous family. Thinking about all the ones in my family, I began to retract those thoughts of veto. You know, I said to my wife quite thoughtfully, red becomes my checkbook. All that red means all that family. The Christmas holiday season means family. There is no family more glorious than the family of God. The Bible says, For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life (John 3:16 KJV). The whole spirit of Christmas has to do with giving, and God started it all. I do not mind a red Christmas because everyone in my family is worth it. As Tiny Tim said, God bless us all, everyone. Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866-552-2543 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com. PASTORCONTINUED FROM PAGE 9 Pastor T. William Fortune began as interim pastor in October 1992. He was called as Senior Pastor in December 1992. He assisted in the starting of Primera Iglesia Bautista, pastored by Dr. Porfirio Matos, and is now located at the intersection of Marion Oaks Lane and Marion Oaks Manor. Primera Iglesia Bautista met in the Maranatha Baptist Church facilities from 1993 until 2001. Pastor Fortune has recognized that Gods sure hand of blessing has been on Pastor Matos and the congregation of Primera Bautista having surpassed the mother church (Maranatha Baptist Church) in attendance and membership with the constant and steady growth of the Hispanic population of Marion Oaks. He praised Pastor Matos for his leadership and diligence in reaching Hispanics. There will be a brief acknowledgement in the Sunday Worship Service on Dec. 16, 2012 at 10:45 a.m. The membership of Maranatha Baptist Church would like to extend an invitation to all the Marion Oaks residents and community leaders who would like to show your appreciation to Pastor and Mrs. Fortune to be present. Please attend your personal church first and arrive at 12:15 p.m., if you can show your support and appreciation for the ministry of Pastor and Mrs. Fortune at a time of fellowship in the fellowship hall. Maranatha Baptist Church is at 525 Marion Oaks Trail. Pastor Fortune also assisted in starting the Florida Highlands Baptist Church which is now completely independent and pastored by Michael Muffet, former Associate Pastor of Maranatha Baptist Church. While small in number, the church is growing and reaching Florida Highlands residents with the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. Maranatha Baptist Church credits its growth and many blessings to a very strong missionary emphasis. Having been missionaries for almost 10 years with the Maranatha pastor marks 20th year PLEASESEEMARANATHA PAGE14 BY JIM CLARK Editor Patrick Kennedy of the Evangeline Booth Apartments sat in his motorized chair and solemnly watched the Pearl Harbor Memorial ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park in Ocala on Friday, Dec. 7. Although he was not at Pearl Harbor himself, he was attending in memory of his cousin, Atticus Lee Blanton, who once lived in Lady Lake. Blanton was lost on the Arizona when it was sunk by the Japanese during the attack. He is listed on the casualty list as an S.F.c3 in the U.S. Navy. The gray skies and occasional mist only added to the somber feelings of the small crowd that attended. The Kingdom of the Sun Concert Band played patriotic music leading up to the ceremony, which was headed by emcee Jeffrey Askew, director of Marion County Veterans Services. Randy West of the Rolling Thunder Chapter 3 gave the invocation, and Francis Marion Military Academy cadets presented the colors. After Marcia Muncaster sang the National Anthem, there were various short speeches and ceremonies, including the missing man table. Last Friday marked the 71st anniversary of the attack that drew the United States into World War II. Ceremony recalls Pearl Harbor attack photos by jim clark Rolling Thunder members help sing the National Anthem. Francis Marion Military Academy students presented the colors. Patrick Kennedy of Ocala attended in honor of his cousin, Atticus Lee Blanton, who died on the Arizona. 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Friday, December 14, 2012 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 24 ~ Friday, December 14, 2012 www.smcitizen.com additional 4 or 5 percent in taxes, the monthly debt will drop all the way down to 97 billion dollars. The promise of future cuts in expenses flies in the face of all that we seniors are warned of on a regular basis by the media, law enforcement and politicos. Never pay in advance for the promise of future services. It might just be a scam. The cliff looks like a better deal. Bill Riola Oak RunNo more holocausts There is no excuse for another holocaust. None. There is too much information, communication, and technology today for anyone to remain ignorant. Yet we still have brainwashed, propagandized useful idiots among us. There is a new fly in the ointment, we now have regular useful idiots, and Ivy League educated useful idiots. What a waste of money that was. Now we have them on the bottom, and the top. It is called progress, or should I say progressive? Both groups are brain challenged. Everyone in this nation can see that we are besieged by government corruption. No brainer. Some of us can see ways to fix things without destroying or sacrificing our deeply held moral convictions and beliefs, plus our fiscal and political systems, while others want to throw out everything. Do not try to help destroy the greatest system ever devised by humankind. Pitch in, help to fix what needs fixing. We are fighting for America. Will it be America, or Amerika? Fix: 1. Get us out of the U.N. That will do wonders for the U.S., save a lot of money. 2. Stop ALEC. They write the laws that favor certain groups. Laws that Congress should write, and read. This is the mechanism by which corporations gain illicit power. 3. Repeal Federal Reserve Act of 1913. A private corporation controls our money supply. Is that OK with you? 4. Take feds out of education. They are your kids, you know what is best. Local control empowers parents, not government. 5. Get the IRS off our backs. 6. Get excessive bureaucratic layer of government off our backs. It costs too much, and they are freeloaders. Too many make-work jobs. 7. Add your own pet peeves to the list: here. D.I. Larson Ocala Read the classifieds LETTERSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 T he Christmas holiday season is always ablaze with beautiful colors. I find it hard to be gloomy or grumpy this time of the year. I must confess, not everybody belongs to this Holiday Cheer Club. It is an exclusive club but open to anybody who is tired of being grumpy. Colors abound throughout the season and the Christmas songs highlight this. Im Dreaming of a White Christmas. Ill Have a Blue Christmas Without You. Rudolph the Red Nosed reindeer. Oh, the wonderful colors of Christmas. One of the most obvious colors of Christmas is green. Right at the center of this Christmas holiday is the Christmas tree decked from top to bottom in beautiful colors and lights. Nothing says Christmas quite like an old-fashioned Christmas tree. My thoughts along this line are, let the grumps and grouches complain about the Christmas tree. For myself, I will look with admiring wonder at the beauty of the Christmas tree. Then of course, who could forget good old Santa Claus dressed in his red suit. I never could figure out why Santas suit was always red. Throughout the years, I never gave it too much thought and assumed it was a fashion statement from the North Pole. I had some time this week to do a little rummaging through my old thought gallery. For the most part, we only celebrate Christmas once a year. I think Charles Dickens had it right with old Mr. Scrooge, after his conversion, celebrating Christmas every day of the year. I wonder what kind of world this would be if all of us would celebrate Christmas every day of the year? If I were president of the United States, I would enact a law that would set aside one year to be a year of celebrating Christmas all 365 days. I think I would only have to do it once and nobody would want to go back to the old grumpy times of celebrating it only one time out of the year. I was thinking about this the other night when the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage jarred me back to reality. Have you, she queried Ill have a red Christmas, thank you O UT TO PASTOR J S Rev. James L. Snyder PLEASESEEPASTOR PAGE10 The First Congreational United Church of Christ of Ocala had its annual cookie walk Dec.8. The doors had to be opened a little early so the early birds could get their cookies early when there was a good selection. Countless cookies and varieties were available for hungry people. A decorated bag with a glove was sold at the entrance which was taken into the hall where several cookies were a ready to be placed in the bag. Several hours were spent on Saturday by the committee taking cookies out of their containers and placed on nice looking serving trays. Most cookie donaters labeled the containers with the kind of cookie they contained. Hopefully the cookies made it home and not all were eaten on the way home. For information about the church call 352-237-3035. PHOTOS BY MIKE ROPPELPutting out the cookies before the hungy mob surveyed and purchased cookies is Marilee Hickman. A day for cookies Cherry Jones is getting a tray of cookies ready to bring from the kitchen to the big hall. This hand belongs to a hungry guy as he is filling a bag with cookies. Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com 11251 S.W. Highway 484 (1.3 Miles West of State Road 200) 352-465-7272 Sunday 8:00 A.M. Holy Eucharist 10:00 A.M. Holy Eucharist Tuesday 9:00 A.M. Morning Prayer, Mass, and Healing Thursday 9:00 A.M. Morning Prayer, Mass, and Rosary Weekday Groups: Tues. & Thurs. 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Children & Youth Ministries 000CG1V 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 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 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 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 000DGAB 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 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 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 S OUTH M ARION C ITIZEN D IRECTORY A SK FOR M ICHEL N ORTHSEA AT 854-3986 The Reason to Believe... Worship Call to 711195 000DEGX 000DCON

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Ocala Health has announced that the Florida Department of Health, Office of Trauma, has approved their application for Provisional Level II Trauma Center designation at Ocala Regional Medical Center. This designation provides Trauma Service Area (TSA) 6, composed of Marion, Hernando, and Citrus counties, with its first and only trauma center. Ocala Regional Medical Center began receiving all patients who meet trauma alert criteria as put forth by the State of Florida, as of 7 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. This designation means we can now provide residents of Marion and surrounding counties with trauma care in their own community and ensure that critically injured patients have access to treatment faster, which could mean the difference between life and death, explains Randy McVay, Chief Executive Officer, Ocala Health. We are proud to be able to meet a true community need for easier access to comprehensive trauma care when minutes matter. The golden hour refers to a time period lasting from a few minutes to several hours following traumatic injury, during which there is the highest likelihood that prompt medical treatment will help to decrease death and disability. Prior to Ocala Regional gaining provisional status, EMS and first responder teams were required to transport patients to facilities outside TSA 6 to centers in Gainesville and Tampa. The development of a trauma program was a natural next step in the evolution of Ocala Regional Medical Center and is a very proud milestone for Ocala Health. More than $6.5 million has already been invested in developing the program, which is part of the USF/HCA Trauma Network. Community hospitals like Ocala Regional are able to meet local needs for trauma services through affiliations with major academic universities and medical schools. Ocala Regional Medical Center joins five other hospitals in the USF/HCA Trauma Network, which was created to complement the States existing trauma system, and to provide better access to those citizens living in currently underserved areas, said James M. Hurst, MD, FACS, Professor of Surgery, USF, and USF/HCA Trauma Network Medical Director. We look forward to workingFriday, December 14, 2012 ~ 25 www.smcitizen.com Attend the worship service of your choice... W hen he was in a mood to expand his empire, Napoleon Bonaparte derogated the British, as a nation of shopkeepers, unfit for a war against France. The Little Corporal, as he was known, did not create the shopkeeper snub. He borrowed it. Napoleon was quoting British economist Adam Smith, who said in his famous book Wealth of Nations that to found a great empire for the sole purpose of raising a nation of customers is a project fit only for a country run by shopkeepers. Smith had borrowed the snarky comment from Samuel Adams, a founding father of the United States. Currently we hear chatter from both sides of the political aisle about encouraging small and medium businesses to produce more jobs, generate more tax revenue, and revitalize the middle class. Sounds good, but how? President Obamas vision is rebuilding the national economy from the middle class out by making more government investments in education, infrastructure, and home grown clean energy. If we lead the world in college graduates by 2020, as the president envisions, will the new middle class be made up of school teachers, construction workers, and renewable energy technicians, all of whom will have college degrees and be indirect employees of the federal government? Mr. Obamas version of Economics 101 is predicated on a theory that the middle class can grow the economy, create jobs into the foreseeable future, and reduce government deficits. As always the middle class would have to contribute considerable tax revenue to finance government investment spending. There is no free ride for workers. When we hear about the presidents ambitious vision, we imagine a nation of shop owners, strip malls, and production of energy in the same way we make maple syrup from indigenous trees. As they say in baseball, thats small ball singles and bunts. Small ball may be all we can expect for the foreseeable future. Small businesses hire few employees. Five or ten hires in every new business across the nation will not create a spending boom. Despite the vagueness of the presidents visions, we make no endorsement of the old ideas offered by Republicans. As economist Robert Samuelson has observed, their economic ideas are broken models. World demand for U.S. exports is unlikely to grow in the current economy. Even once booming China is having economic difficulties. Were in a worldwide recession, and it isnt going away. During the Bush administration, with the help of a few congressional Democrats, the administration played deaf and dumb for eight years, while mortgage banking was turned into a racket and financial markets were creating make-believe paper money products. The whole economic system was a broken model. Business investment spending, which generates the most economic growth, isnt going to happen until they see more customer demand and less government regulation on the horizon. In the meanwhile, Democrats believe government should spend more to stimulate demand, and Republicans insist business would invest if government would get off their backs. Our guess is the White House visionary will have his way. www.smcitizen.com 8 ~ Friday, December 14, 2012 T hose who remember Howard Cosell, the brash sports announcer on television years ago, will recall that one of his favorite sayings was Tell it like it is. He pushed using plain language to describe what was going on, not any fancy words that might tend to hide the truth. No one is suggesting anything sinister here, but I will admit I never heard of the word flyover with regards to a bridge until I started covering the news here. Every other place Ive been, its been called a bridge or an overpass. A flyover was something that planes do at veteran ceremonies. But regardless, I felt a real sense of accomplishment as I attended the ribbon-cutting and opening of the new 42nd Street Flyover last Thursday at the east side of the bridge. I had followed this project since its inception, with the groundbreaking just a little over a year ago, and I marveled at how well the contractor did the job ahead of schedule. But most of all, I was glad to see something that will make travel from west to east in Ocala just a little bit easier. I have to admit, that when the concept was first announced, I didnt think Id still be around when it was finished. But this was the final link connecting State Road 200 with Maricamp Road (also known as State Road 464 in some spots and County Road 464 in others). Im still a little shaky on how traffic will be affected on State Road 200 where the roads intersect. With estimates of 22,000 vehicles a day on the bridge, its reasonable to assume that 11,000 of them will be going west and feeding into the highway. Hows that going to work? Well just wait and see. I walked up to the bridge from my parking spot with Father Patrick Sheedy, pastor of Blessed Trinity Catholic Church and, by extension, Trinity Catholic High School. He pointed out how much easier it would be for the students to come from the west, but he added that they would have to be careful on the road. One of the speakers mentioned that the new road, dubbed Osceola Boulevard, would ease traffic on State Road 200 and the 17th Street corridor. For drivers thats good, but what about the merchants. The stores in the mall, across the road from the mall, and all along 17th Street are going to get thousands fewer cars passing their doors every day. That could really hamper walk-in traffic. The next thing to watch is whats going to happen on 42nd Street just east of the Interstate. Right now, on the south side of the road, theres a whole lot of nothing, and on the north side, once you get west of Hawthorne Village, theres also a lot of vacant land. Presumably, this could become prime commercial sites (theres already a for sale sign on one commercial plot of land), and heres hoping the county and city make sure that there is discipline in permitting the developments (maybe even service roads) as this area grows. For now, though, its a great wide open road, with few traffic lights, side streets and no stop signs. So if you have to go crosscounty, use it and enjoy. Just remember, the speed limit is 40, all the way.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. W e dont like to keep harping on anything, but we are constantly hearing about new scams that are meant to separate residents of Marion County from their money. Add to that the danger of theft during the holidays, and it can be an unsafe time for many. So we are going to repeat what should be some common sense rules. 1. Never give out personal information over the phone unless you initiated the call. You never know, despite what the other caller might say, who you are talking to and what is going to be done with your information. Something as innocuous as your date of birth can open the door for all sorts of con artists and identity thieves. 2. Never let a stranger into your home if you didnt initiate the contact. Providing access to some people is like saying, Here, rob me. 3. If you hire someone to do work on the inside of your home, never let them out of your sight. Things can disappear quickly and quietly if youre not careful. Something as simple as letting an outdoor worker in to use the restroom can provide him access to things you might not want him to have. If you do allow this, make sure you watch to see that he doesnt go to any other room in the house. 4. When you are shopping, protect your purse and/or wallet at all times. Sometimes it might be better to carry just your keys, driver license and credit or debit card. 5. When using your debit card, make sure no one is looking when you punch in your PIN. And never leave the register until youre sure the transaction has completely cleared so the person behind you has to start over. 6. If youre shopping in more than one store, dont leave items visible in your car where people can see whats in there. It only takes seconds for a smash and grab. 7. When your car is left outside all night, make sure its locked and you have the keys. And dont leave a key in a secret place on your car. Burglars all know where to look first. 8. Heres a new scam we just heard about. Someone called a small business in our area and said they were from the IRS and they were going to be audited. Then they asked the business to send a copy of its tax returns to them. The owner got suspicious and did not follow through, a wise move. Again, if you didnt initiate the call, dont send anything. So just follow common sense during the next couple of weeks, and youll have a much merrier Christmas than if you dont. S UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Protect your money this Christmas Tell it like it is: Its just an overpass Jim Flynn Columnist Should we rebuild outside in or inside out? Jim Clark Editor READER OPINIONS INVITED LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Honor Flight The Ocala Honor Flight 5 was a great trip for the World War II veterans to see their WWII monument in Washgont, D.C. Everyone was sorry that only one plane was able to make the trip, but I know the others will be happy to go in the spring. There was a large welcoming crowd to greet the veterans on their return home. I was a part of the crowd waving a flag as they departed the plane amid the beautiful fireworks. A big thank you to all the organizers, volunteers and helpers who made the trip possible. Thank you also to all the contributors who donated money and to all who contributed in memory of my husband, Paul R. Millett, who was very fortunate to have made Flight 4 a year ago. God bless America and all veterans. Ann Millett Ocala National debt scam The national debt runs about 100 billion dollars a month. If the top 2 percent of earners pay an Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com PLEASESEELETTERS PAGE9 000DJFR ORMC approved as trauma center with Ocala Health to improve access to trauma care throughout Marion, Hernando and Citrus Counties. Darwin Noel Ang, MD, PhD, FACS, Medical Director of Trauma Services at Ocala Regional Medical Center, is also the Director of the USF/HCA Trauma Research and Analysis Center. This Center combines the resources of Morsani College of Medicine, USFs School of Public Health and the USF/HCA Trauma Network in quality and outcomes research. For the last nine months, Ocala Health leadership and staff have been working on several fronts to prepare to care for the communitys most critically injured patients. Significant efforts included construction of a rooftop helipad and resuscitation rooms in the Emergency Department, critical care training for staff at all levels of patient care, and the addition of more than 40 new staff members and 15 specialists. Read the classifieds The Munroe Regional Medical Center Board of Directors has approved Munroe Regional Medical Center moving forward to enter into a formal affiliation with the Surgery Center of Ocala, 3241 S.W. 34th St., Ocala. As a result of this affiliation, Munroe Regional will become an owner in the Surgery Center of Ocala. The transaction is taking effect this month. The formal affiliation will consist of three owners: Munroe Regional Medical Center, Symbion Healthcare and OcalaSurg. Symbion will manage the day-to-day operations of the Surgery Center. "Munroe Regional Medical Center is pleased to enter into this affiliation with the Surgery Center of Ocala," said Steve Purves, president and CEO at Munroe Regional. "This affiliation embodies our continued mission of both preparing for a more integrated healthcare delivery system under today's health reform and working collaboratively with our physicians. With this new partnership, Munroe Regional's expansion of surgical services benefits both our physicians and patients. We believe this to be a win-win for our community, physicians and Munroe Regional." As a physician in the community for over 20 years and a partner in the Surgery Center of Ocala for over 15 years it only makes sense that our two community leaders in surgical healthcare combine forces for years to come, said Dr. David McFaddin, President of the Board at the Surgery Center of Ocala. Symbion is proud of its partnerships with leading healthcare delivery systems, like Munroe Regional Medical Center. In this ever changing health care marketplace, strategic alliances with hospitals are key to the success of free-standing independent ambulatory surgery centers, said Michael Guarino, administrator at the Surgery Center of Ocala. Our experience developing and operating surgical facilities gives hospitals like Munroe Regional, the freedom to focus on their core business, while offering patients a high quality, low-cost alternative for outpatient services. Surgery Center in formal affiliation with Munroe Alzheimers caregivers can join support groupIf you are a caregiver of a loved one with Dementia or Alzheimers disease, or have been recently diagnosed with the disease, Emeritus Ocala West would like to invite you to our monthly support groups. In addition to peer support, the groups will also invite specialists in the field who can answer questions about Dementia and Alzheimers disease, its causes, how a diagnosis is made and current research, as well as coping mechanisms for caregivers. Emeritus Ocala West staff will be available to discuss our unique Join Their Journey Program. There is no cost to attend this group and everyone who is living with a friend or family member with Dementia or Alzheimers is encouraged to attend. Support groups are the second Tuesday of each month from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. or the last Thursday of every month from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Please contact Tanja Papa, Memory Care Director at 352-861-4444 for more information. Emeritus Ocala West is at 9070 S.W. 80th Ave., Ocala. 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 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 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 Phone (352) 861-9080 Sunday Services 10:30 a.m. 6:00 p.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Monday Morning Christians JOIN US IN WORSHIP 9045 SW 60th Ave. Ocala, FL 000DANR Bible Studies Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Southwest Christian Church 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 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 000CHQO First Congregational United Church of Christ A Progressive Community of Faith in the Heart of Central Florida Sunday Worship 10:30 am Adult Bible Discussion 12:00 Noon God is still speaking, Jesus didnt reject people. Neither do we. 7171 SW SR 200, Ocala, FL 352-237-3035 uccocala.org Dr. H.W. McSwain, Jr., Pastor S OUTH M ARION C ITIZEN D IRECTORY A SK FOR M ICHEL N ORTHSEA AT 854-3986 The Reason to Believe... Worship Call to 682184

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Friday, December 14, 2012 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 26 ~ Friday, December 14, 2012 www.smcitizen.com ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Make a start on that new workplace challenge. But get more information before you find yourself too deeply involved without knowing in which direction you should go. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You might find things becoming tedious as your schedule slows down for the holidays. Use this time to get information about a possible post-New Year job change. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) The creative Twin finds outlets for her or his ideas in the early part of the week. The practical Twin takes it a step further and rallies support to turn the ideas into reality. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Its time to stop being intimidated by someones negative behavior. Start taking positive steps on your own to help strengthen your position down the line. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Look closely at that socalled golden opportunity. Best to be a cautious Cat who approaches things slowly, than one who pounces without knowing where youll land. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Your apology can resolve that personal situation before it overshadows the holidays. Youll feel better, even if youre only partly to blame for what happened. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Avoid overtaxing yourself, even if your energy levels are high and you feel that you can do it all. Best to pace yourself so you wont run yourself down before the holidays. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Your sense of humor helps get you through a stressful period. Some of your quick quips can take the edge off any remaining negativity being aimed at you. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Your artistic talents not only help you express yourself these days, but they also set up a line of communication between you and someone very special. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Its fine to appreciate the importance of proper form for doing things. But relax a bit in order to allow newcomers on the project to feel less intimidated by you. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Use your boundless reserve of optimism to persuade others to work with you to resolve a difficult workplace problem before it can ruin your holiday fun. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) You brim over with self-confidence as you begin to tackle a new challenge. And, before you know it, youre not alone: Others have taken the plunge with you. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a highly defined sense of commitment to others. You would make a fine social worker. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. Once upon a time there was a little tree, sometimes called a Christmas tree or holiday tree that became something very magical and special. The little tree became Fairfield Villages Little Giving Tree, and it was so very happy. The little tree had been chosen to be a part of a very special and generous activity that would make both old and young very happy. The tree (henceforth to be called Little Giving Tree) was brought out of storage in early November, 2012, so that it could become part of a yearly activity very near and dear to the hearts of Sheila and Stan Cohen. Sheila called one of her friends who loved Little Giving Tree and asked if this friend had a little table for Little Giving Tree to sit on during the months of November and early December in the lobby of Fairfield Villages Clubhouse. Sheilas friend said, Yes, I do and I just recently painted my little table dark green. It is so clean and beautiful now. May I use your little table to help my Little Giving Tree be noticed so that our neighbors here in Fairfield Village will remember what we do each holiday season? Of course, Sheilas friend replied. My little table and I would love to help with your project that does so much good and makes so many little children happy. Thank you so much, exclaimed Sheila. Stan and I want to help to make as many of our foster children friends happy again this year as we possibly can. Our neighbors here in Fairfield Village have been so generous in the past, and we know that they will be again this year. When would you like for me to bring the little table to your house? Today, if you can, said Sheila. The sooner we get the little tree out for our friends to see, the sooner they will be able to start to shop for the little angels on the tree. So Sheilas friend took the little table to become the partner with Little Giving Tree. When Sheila and Stan took the little table and little tree to the Clubhouse and set them in the lobby, both the little table and the little tree were very happy. But, the little tree and the little table became much happier when Sheila and Stan put the little cutout angels on the little tree as decorations. The little angels had information about little children who needed special friends at the holiday season. Very good and generous people would look at these little angels and choose ones that the generous people could help Santa provide gifts for. When Sheila and Stan looked at the little table holding the little tree, they were very pleased. Smiling at each other, they placed their note to the Fairfield Village neighbors that explained the significance of the display. Then they left to go home to resume their own activities until they would come back to check on the beautiful little decorations or to pick up the gifts. Later that night, after the Clubhouse lights were turned off and the building was locked for the evening, a magical thing happened. Very slowly at first, then faster and faster, the little table began to vibrate. Then the printed note began to vibrate too. Soon the little tree was vibrating as if a magical spirit were causing it to come to life. Suddenly, the little table became a special Little Green Table; the note became the Little Description of Helping; and the little tree magically became the beautiful Little Giving Tree holding on its branches little paper angels that become Little Angels of Generous Love. The Fairfield Village holiday tradition had come to life again in 2012. Many Fairfield Villagers would come to see the magical tree and become a part of the special glow of love that would be passed on to the foster children represented by the Little Angels of Generous Love. As all good stories end, and they lived happily ever after had become a possibility for the foster children identified by Sheila and Stan Cohen. As adults enjoy providing for some practical needs and some fun items for these children, the Little Giving Tree and its friends, the table, the note, and the angels, wait to say a very quiet, but very special Thank you for those who share their special love at this most wonderful season of the year 2012. The End or the Beginning of the Joy of Holiday and Christmas Sharing. A special note: Each year for many years, Sheila and Stan Cohen have spent the biggest part of their holiday season collecting and distributing special gifts to some of Marion Countys most deserving foster children. These two extraordinary people allow others of us in Fairfield Village to experience the inexplicable joy of helping children in need. Not only do these children need material things but they need to know that people like Sheila and Stan (and their generous friends) care and will share to make their lives more complete. After all, these children have the same need for love as our own children, grands, and great-grands. We recognize and appreciate that. Because of the untiring efforts of Sheila and Stan Cohen, there will be giggles of delight in the homes of foster children who might not have even expected to smile. If you would like to help, go by the Little Giving Tree and choose an Angel to show some special love this year. The Joy is contagious and completely incurable. From our lively place filled with lovely people, we encourage everyone to explore ways to catch the JOY of 2012. Priscilla Geissal is the Fairfield Village correspondent for the West Marion Messenger. The Tale of the Little Giving Tree Priscilla Geissal Hospice seeks singers Hospice of Marion County invites you to consider a unique volunteer service. 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MLS#381550/BA/PAT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $43,500 8685-F SW 94TH LANE DIRECTIONS: Front gate OTOW, T/R SW 85th Terr., T/L SW 97th St., T/R SW 87th Ave., T/R SW 94th Ln., house on right. END UNIT VILLA that has the H&R Club as your backyard view. 2/2/2 with study/den, Fl rm. under heat/AC, large living/ dining rm. with cathedral ceiling, split bedroom plan and wood laminate floors thru-out. Must see theres simply too much to mention. MLS#382937/LBK/RAN . . . . . . . . . . . $84,500 8974-D SW 97TH STREET DIRECTIONS: OTOW main gate, to 2nd T/R @ 89th Ct. Rd., to T/L @ 97th St., home on left. END UNIT CORNER LOT VILLA 2/2/1.5 car garage. Eat-in kitchen overlooking family rm., includes all appliances. Tile floor in kitchen & family rm. Open patio and covered front porch. This is a MUST SEE for the price! MLS#383229/LBK/DES . . . . . $44,500 BEAUTIFUL 2 BEDROOM, 2 BATH HOME with den/study & 2 car garage. Tile in kitchen & both baths. Side courtyard, private open air patio in backyard, large screened porch in rear. MLS#372034/BA/CAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $114,900 PLEASE PRESENT THIS AD TO GUARD AT GATE OPEN HOUSE 8974-D SW 97TH STREET For more information, go to www.bigsunrealty.com, click on Open Houses PLEASE PRESENT THIS AD TO GUARD AT GATE OPEN HOUSE 8685-F SW 94TH LANE For more information, go to www.bigsunrealty.com, click on Open Houses MOVE-IN CONDITION This 2/2/2 with library home has many upgrades including: newer appliances, quartz countertop in kitchen w/tiled back splash, windows replaced w/dbl pane thru-out new heat & air 2012, newer carpet, solar tubes galore which makes this beautiful home light & bright. And so much more!! Florida room has new acrylic windows. MLS#383216/BH/SEE . $75,500 LOTS OF NATURAL LIGHT in this remodeled home on the golf course! Large rooms and great floor plan. Put this one on your list to see. MLS#377572/CM/MOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $139,900 OPEN SUNDAY 12:30-2:30 PM ON TOP OF THE WORLD OPEN SUNDA Y 1:00-3:00 PM ON TOP OF THE WORLD NEW LISTING ON TOP OF THE WORLD ON TOP OF THE WORLD NEW LISTING ON TOP OF THE WORLD OAK RUN ON TOP OF THE WORLD ON TOP OF THE WORLD ON TOP OF THE WORLD CANDLER HILLS CUSTOM HOME IN OAK RUN. This 3BR/2BA/2CA GAR with 2000 sq. ft. living area. Over 3000 ft. under roof. Home has split BR plan, family room, large eat-in kitchen, large kitchen w/new stainless appliances. Master bedroom has a Jacuzzi bath, glassed-in lanai off kitchen, roof over patio off lanai. All overlooking private backyard. Drive way and walkway pavers. Must see home. Priced right! MLS#382336/JH/WIT . . . . . . . . . . $134,900 OAK RUN GREAT PRICE-GREAT LOCATION! This 2/2 home is super convenient to one of 2 club houses & pools in this 55+ community. Living room, dining room, separate utility/workshop, AND a spacious lanai make great retirement living. Priced to allow you to update to your own tastes. HURRY! MLS#381709/DP/CAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $39,900 PINE RUN EST ATE PLEASE PRESENT THIS AD TO GUARD AT GATE OPEN HOUSE 8479-B SW 92ND LANE For more information, go to www.bigsunrealty.com, click on Open Houses NEAT 2/2/1 VILLA, updated appliances, roof 2006, A/C 2008, tiled kitchen & baths, great, quiet location. MLS#373715/SR/CHI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $39,900 8479-B SW 92ND LANE DIRECTIONS: OTOW main gate 1st T/R @ 85th Terr., then T/L @ 83rd Terr., T/L @ 92nd Ln. to 8479-B on the right. OPEN SUNDAY 1:00-3:00 PM ON TOP OF THE WORLD

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Friday, December 14, 2012 ~ 27 www.smcitizen.com 6 ~ Friday, December 14, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Some views from last Saturdays Christmas parade Above, Ocala Legion of Honor; below, State Rep. Dennis Baxley and family. State Sen. Dorothy Hukill. Grand Marshal Floyd Hershberger. Photos by Jim Clark 000DEL9 THANK YOU! V O T E D O C A L A S B E S T V O T E D O C A L A S B E S T VOTED OCALAS BEST H E A R I N G A I D S P E C I A L I S T S H E A R I N G A I D S P E C I A L I S T S HEARING AID SPECIALISTS F O R 2 0 1 2 F O R 2 0 1 2 FOR 2012 S I X C O N S E C U T I V E Y E A R S SIX CONSECUTIVE YEARS! A W A R D E D B Y Y O U Y O U R N E I G H B O R S A N D T H E C O M M U N I T Y AWARDED BY YOU YOUR NEIGHBORS AND THE COMMUNITY HEARING AIDS Waterproof, Rechargeable & Wireless Systems Same Hearing Aids as Our Competitors EXCEPT We Offer Better Service! 75-Day Risk Free Trial FREE Wax Removal Anytime! 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Friday, December 14, 2012 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 28 ~ Friday, December 14, 2012 www.smcitizen.com T oday marks the beginning of the 113th Christmas Bird Count. From now through Jan. 5, thousands of volunteers armed with binoculars, bird guides, and checklists will brave snow, wind, or rain, to classify and count birds. Audubon and other organizations use the collected data to assess the health of bird populations and to help guide conservation action. Obviously, todays Pun Alley is for the birds. Something to crow aboutIn Oak Run we have a lot of crows. At least, I think they are crows. A friend told me they might be ravens. He said, You have to count the pinion feathers on the wings. If there are four, its a crow. If there are five, its a raven. Really? I said. Oh yes, he replied. The difference is just a matter of a pinion. Bird biddingA man at an auction bid on a parrot. He really wanted this bird, but kept getting outbid, so he bid higher and higher and higher. Finally, he won the bird. As he was paying for the parrot, he said to the auctioneer, I hope this parrot can talk. I would hate to have paid this much for it, only to find out that he cant talk. Dont worry, said the auctioneer, He can talk. Who do you think kept bidding against you? Fly awaySusan thinks her dad told her she has the ability to turn into a bird and fly out over the ocean, but she cant figure out how to make the transformation. When she asked her mom about it, mom just repeated what her dad said, that she was born gullible. Little tweets The little bird got in trouble at school because he was caught tweeting on a test. A bird watcher had a mynah problem but with no egrets. A bird hater went to Clearwater Beach with a pocket full of pebbles to throw at them. He left no tern unstoned. The bird landed on an electrical wire. It was an ohming pigeon. Johns wife does the best bird imitations. She watches him like a hawk. Mozart sold his chickens because they kept saying, Bach, Bach. A boys pet bird fell into a can of varnish and drowned. It was a sad way to die, but the bird sure had a beautiful finish. No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings. The man had the job of throwing fish to the pelicans. Not a great job, but it filled the bill. When the owl lost his voice he didnt give a hoot.Phone home A man received a phone call one day and the caller asked if he had lost a parrot. He said he had indeed lost the bird, but wanted to know how the caller located him. The caller said the bird had landed on his balcony and kept repeating, Hi, you have reached 555-7491. I cant come to the phone right now; please leave a message at the tone. Race One morning a bird and a duck were sitting by a large puddle of oil. When they saw a worm on the other side they decide to race. So the bird flew and the duck swam. The duck won, of course, because The oily bird gets the worm. No Suitcases Two turkey vultures were preparing to migrate north for the summer but, after talking about it, they decided they were too old to fly that far; so they decided to take a plane. While boarding the aircraft the flight attendant, noticing that both buzzards were carrying a dead armadillo, asked, Would you like to check those armadillos through as luggage? No thanks, the buzzards replied, theyre carrion. Cold facts about PenguinsThe penguin is a very ritualistic bird that lives an extremely ordered and complex life committed to its family and will mate for life, as well as maintain a form of compassionate contact with its offspring throughout its life. When a penguin is found dead, members of the family and social circle will dig a hole in the ice, using their wings and beaks, until the hole is deep enough for the dead bird to be rolled into, and buried. The penguins then gather in a circle around the fresh grave and sing, Freeze a jolly good fellow. Freeze a jolly good fellow. This Pun Alley is strictly for the birds P UN ALLEY D F Dick Frank Do you have 16 hours a month to help seniors in your community? SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) needs volunteers. Call 1-800-96-ELDER (or 1-800-9635337) to train as a SHINE volunteer. SHINE is a statewide volunteer-based program of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, offering counseling and assistance with Medicare, Medicaid, long-term care planning, prescription drug assistance, supplemental insurance and Medicare fraud. We will train you fully at no cost to you. The upcoming SHINE training consists of Orientation (two hours) Jan. 11 from 1 to 3 p.m.; Basic Training (three days) Feb. 13, 14 and 15, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Mentoring (six sessions) scheduled as convenient. All training on the dates above takes place at Elder Options, 100 S.W. 75th St. (Tower Rd) in Gainesville. Mentoring will be arranged with an experienced SHINE counselor in the community in which you live. Registration is required by Dec. 28 Meals are provided and mileage reimbursed. If you live more than 50 miles from Gainesville, you have the option of staying in a hotel and receiving full reimbursement during SHINE training. SHINE is dedicated to providing free and unbiased information and counseling through a dedicated network of volunteers, empowering Florida Seniors, their families and caregivers, to make informed healthcare choices. For additional information or to request a SHINE Volunteer Application Packet, call 352-692-5264 or toll free: 1800-963-5337. Volunteers sought to help elderly BY SHELDON RICHMAN If the fiscal cliff controversy isnt enough to convince you this government is one big fraud, what will it take? The budget mess was delivered to us by the same people who every step of the way claimed to be acting in our best interest. Let that sink in. Every president and every member of Congress assured us that their fiscal policies would produce prosperity and employment. What did that bipartisan policy consist of? Spending and borrowing. Good political economists (especially those of the public choice school) warned us for decades that politicians face incentives that are inimical to the peoples best interests. Politicians who want to hold on to power have every inducement to promise to spend more money to benefit key constituencies. It is the rare politician who can get elected or reelected by promising to cut spending, unless its spending that benefits only people outside his or her state or district. (Even then, politicians will vote for spending in order to win support for their own projects the practice known as logrolling.) So spending rises in good times and bad. And how are the programs to be paid for? Politicians know better than to promise to raise taxes generally, because voters tend not to like that. President Obama has shown that you can get reelected if you promise to raise taxes on the wealthy. But theres no mystery to be solved there. Of course lots of people are happy to see higher taxes on someone else. Even some wealthy people will vote for a taxraiser, anticipating that avoiding higher taxes is just a matter of asking the accountants to work a little harder. For a long while, politicians didnt need to talk about taxes at all. Thats because they had a magic way to pay for higher spending: borrowing. Once upon a time in America, borrowing to finance normal expenditures was taboo. But that taboo was worn down thanks to government-created crises and court intellectuals. We reached a point where government could run trillion-dollar budget deficits over several consecutive years and amass a national debt as big as the U.S. economy itself all without inciting a revolution. Borrowing certainly has had its advantages, for the politicians and lenders at least. It also made government programs look free. Debt could be rolled over, so the bills wouldnt have to be paid until future generations who alas dont get to vote today came along. Its especially ironic when politicians who love to invoke the welfare of our children burden those very children, not to mention their children after them, with crushing debt. Anyone who wants to leave future generations a better planet should also want to leave them a smaller, lighter government, and for the same reasons. If anyone voiced a concern about borrowing, he was silenced with the admonition that we owe it to ourselves. Of course, that bit of nonsense cant withstand scrutiny. Many people who do not own government bonds will eventually be taxed to pay the people who do own bonds. We and ourselves are not the same group. Well, all good things must come to an end, and weve reached the point where government borrowing has finally gotten a bad name. People demand that it stop. They say they dont like the debt or the deficit. So politicians must now sing a different, responsible tune. Theyre now against all that or say they are. Beware: they cant be trusted. They talk about cutting the budget, but they dont mean it. Cutting, to them, means reducing anticipated (or imaginary) future spending. As the Wall Street Journalpoints out, when Republicans and Democrats talk about cutting $4 trillion in spending over the next decade, they are fibbing: Those numbers have no real meaning because they are conjured in the wilderness of mirrors that is the federal budget process. Since 1974, Capitol Hills baseline has automatically increased spending every year according to Congressional Budget Office projections, which means before anyone has submitted a budget or cast a single vote. Tax and spending changes are then measured off that inflated baseline, not in absolute terms. In other words, the spending and borrowing will continue apace. Once again, were being swindled. 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Friday, Dec. 14 Symphonies on the Square For 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. 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 cantata The Maranatha Baptist Church Choir in Marion Oaks will present a cantata 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.Afternoon of music offered by Jazz SocietyThe Ocala Jazz Society returns to the VFW Post 4781, across from Oak Run, on the third Sunday of each month, 2 to 5 p.m. The group plays more than jazz including favorite songs from past year. Dancing is encouraged. Admission is $2 and benefits Hospice in memory of Bea Wilson, founder of the Jazz Society. For more info, call Diane at 342-237-0234.Tuesday, Dec. 18 Ocala Harmony ChorusThe Ocala Harmony Chorus returns to Freedom Public Library at 3:30 on Tuesday, Dec. 18. This group was such a success last year that we brought them back to perform holiday favorites for you. Join us for lively entertainment guaranteed to put you in the holiday spirit. Presented by the Friends of Freedom Public Library.Wednesday, Dec. 19 Christmas event at Carmines A special Christmas event is planned at Carmines Cafe in Ocala for Dec. 19. From 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., soprano Carolyn Eaton will be singing all the Christmas songs you know, and some you dont Come enjoy outstanding Italian food, and great entertainment. Reservations can be made on-line at Carminesocala.com or by calling 352-854-1000. 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. Friday, Dec. 21 The Circle of French FriendsLe Cercle Des Amis Franais meets on the third Friday of every month from 11 a.m. to noon at the Marion County Sheriffs Office Community Conference Room located at 9048 Highway 200, about 1/4 mile from Walmart. The club promotes all things French; language, culture and fun. You do not have to be a fluent speaker to join the group. Guests are welcome at any meeting. Call Marie McNeil at 352-509-4940 for more information. Our next meeting is Dec. 21. 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.Monday, Dec. 31 New Years Eve with international flavorThe General K. Pulaski Citizens Club in Belleview invites you their New Years Eve dinner dance. If you havent made your plans yet consider New Years with an international flavor. Music of all types will be provided by DJ Bavarian Oskar. Dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m. and the celebration will continue until 12:30 a.m. Cost is only $25 per person in advance, but $30 at the door. For tickets or information call Tina at 352-854-6193 or Barbara at 352-751-4207. The club is at 6221 S.E. 113th St., Belleview, the red and white building off Route 441/27. Saturday, Jan. 12 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. Friday, December 14, 2012 ~ 29 www.smcitizen.com 4 ~ Friday, December 14, 2012 www.smcitizen.com SOUTH MARION Citizen The South Marion Citizen is a free community newspaper covering news of communities in southwest Marion County including Oak Run, Pine Run, Palm Cay, On Top of the World, Kingsland Country Estates, Countryside Farms, Marion Landing, Majestic Oaks, Hidden Lake, Woods and Meadows Estates, Paddock Farms, Saddle Oak Club, Deer Creek, Cherrywood Estates, Hardwood Trails, Candler Hills, Country Oaks, and Harvest Meadows, among others. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Citizen: If your community is listed above and the Citizen is not delivered to your home and you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 200 Corridor, call 854-3986CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481 Editor Jim Clark Circulation Barbara Jaggers Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean and Kristy Kaigan 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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The Florida State Board of Education today voted to select Dr. Tony Bennett as the next Commissioner of Education. State Board Chair Gary Chartrand said, Florida has made a great deal of educational progress over the past decade as yesterdays announcement of the international assessment results clearly showed. We still have more work to do as we continue our transition to Common Core State Standards and ensure we offer a worldclass education to Floridas students. Tony has had a tremendous impact on education in Indiana and we are delighted to have him lead Florida into the future. Governor Scott said, We are excited that the State Board of Education chose Tony Bennett as Floridas new Commissioner of Education. Tony has a great record of achievement in Indiana and I am confident he will be a tireless advocate for Floridas students. I am committed to improving Floridas K-12 education system through continued support for education funding, teachers and students. My College and Career FIRST Agenda focuses on ensuring that Florida families get a quality education for their children to help them get a great job and pursue their dreams, and we are grateful for the leadership of Interim Commissioner Pam Stewart who helped shape this agenda. I am holding Tony accountable for driving the College and Career FIRST Agenda forward in support of Floridas students and teachers. I look forward to working with him on our goals to increase education funding and advocate for the professional development of Florida teachers, which is critical for student success. Dr. Bennett said, I am honored and excited by the opportunity here. I look forward to getting out, visiting schools, and meeting with and listening to students, parents, teachers, and leaders in districts across the state as we work together to ensure that every student in Florida has the kind of world-class education that allows them to flourish. Dr. Bennett was elected Superintendent of Indianas public schools in 2009, promising to increase student performance, reward great teachers, increase options for parents, and strengthen school autonomy. He was instrumental in increasing the states graduation rate beyond 85 percent, implementing the Indiana Growth Model detailing the amount of progress each student has made, and A-F school grades similar to Floridas grading system. Dr. Bennett was named 2011 Education Reform Idol by the Fordham Institute and 2010 Government Leader of the Year by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Bennett holds both a bachelors and masters degree in secondary education and a doctorate in education. He began his career in education as a high school biology teacher, while coaching several sports including basketball, baseball and track and field. Dr. Bennett will replace Chancellor of Public Schools Pam Stewart who has served as the departments interim commissioner for the past three months. To learn more about Governor Scotts College and Career FIRST agenda, visit http://www.flgov.com/2012/10/25/governor-rick-scottannounces-college-and-career-first-agenda/ 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 shrimp and wing baskets 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.29. 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. Bingo is open to the public each Monday and Thursday with early bird specials starting at 11:30. Lunch is available. Members and guests (non-members must be signed in by a VFW Post 4781 member) Monday Night Bar Bingo is played in the Canteen from 6 to 8. Food available. Join us for Karaoke on Friday, Dec. 14 from 6 to 10 p.m. with Sun Coasters and on Saturday, Dec. 15, from 7 to 11 p.m. with Ricky Collins. Canteen Lunches are served Monday through Friday from opening to 3. Fridays feature is Bobs steak and cheese. Hall Rental Rental includes a nonsmoking hall with catering and kitchen services available. The reasonable rates vary based on specific needs. For more information contact Bob O. at 904716-0578. (Please leave a message and we will return your call.) BY MICHEL NORTHSEA South Marion Citizen Dick Ayre has been honored numerous times in his life. Most recently his bowling skills earned him induction in the Midland Bowling Hall of Fame in Michigan in the category of Class of 2012 in the Superior Performance category. Friends of his who bowl regularly with him in Florida were not surprised. They recall stories of how he bowled for 24 weeks without going under 600 in a set. Bowling is in Aryes blood. Ayre used to set pins from 1949 1953 and even sat in the foul box. His grandfather built the Harmony Hill bowling alley in Caro in the early 40s. His uncle later bought the bowling alley and his father managed the lanes in the early 50s. As a bowler since 1959 Ayre has won several league championships and American Bowling Congress awards. Between the years 1971 and 1986 he was a MBA All Star 10 different times. In Midland he started an advertising business illustrating books for local authors and creating business logos for area businesses. Some of his work was used by major companies, Dow Chemical and Dow Corning. But once he moved to Florida in 1986 he started focusing on painting. As a wildlife artist, he has received awards in judged shows around Florida and his works have been published numerous times in magazines. The Florida Audubon Society published several of his drawings in their Naturalist magazine and wildlife preservation was encouraged with his art through the Florida Conservation Association. Locally his work is on display at Gallery East in Belleview. Health issues kept Ayre from attending his induction ceremony but he is still pleased with the honor, he describes as the ultimate honor. Friday, December 14, 2012 ~ 3 www.smcitizen.com 30 ~ Friday, December 14, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Bowler from Pine Run now in Michigan Hall Dick Ayre of Pine Run. Upcoming events at VFW Post 4781 000DI1V Tony Bennett (not that one) named Education Commissioner Temperatures have fallen, but that doesnt mean you have to stop stocking up on gardening tips and tricks this winter. Learn about caring for holiday plants, fertilizing and composting at the free December and January classes offered by UF/IFAS Marion County Extension Service staff and volunteers. Dec. 18: Caring for holiday plants Celebrate the season with holiday plants and learn to make them last at this session, held at 2 p.m. at the Dunnellon Public Library (20351 Robinson Road, Dunnellon). For more information, contact the library at 352-438-2520. Dec. 20: Composting Learn how composting can naturally boost your garden at this class, held at 10:30 a.m. at the Marion Oaks Public Library (294 Marion Oaks Lane, Ocala). For more information, call the library at 352-438-2570. 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Estimates say that 22,000 vehicles will use the new bridge daily. FLYOVERCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 PHOTO BY JIM CLARKThe Rev. Patrick Sheedy, pastor of Blessd Trinity Catholic Church, gives the invocation as Mounir Bouyounes, county engineer, looks on. PHOTO BY JIM CLARKCurrent and former county officials used scissors big and small to cut the ribbon at the new 42nd Street Flyover on Thursday, Dec. 6. 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BRIEFS Food drive today at downtown squareAs the holiday season approaches, local charities have seen their food supplies dwindle, making it increasingly difficult for them to meet the communitys need for assistance this year. Marion County Commissioners, the City of Ocala, Marion County Sheriffs Office and other government agencies are partnering to hold a food drive to help re-stock the shelves of these charities so they can help area families this holiday. Residents can bring non-perishable food and toiletry items to the Ocala Downtown Square Dec. 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Those who stop by with donations are also invited to enjoy a cup of hot chocolate, courtesy Marion County Sheriffs Office. Our community has always come together to help their neighbors when the need arises, Marion County Board of County Commissioners Chairman Kathy Bryant said. This food drive is one last push before the holidays to help fill the need gap that some of our local charities are experiencing. Marion County Sheriffs Office will pick up the collected donations and the Community with a Heart organization will distribute them to the Salvation Army, Interfaith Emergency Services and Brothers Keeper. INSIDE INDEX Bookmark...........................21 Cherrywood......................15 Fairfield Village...................7 Oak Run...............................11 Opinion..................................8 Out to Pastor........................8 Pine Run................................3 Pun Alley...............................5 Puzzles.................................26 Religion...............................19 A ceremony remembering the attack on Pearl Harbor 71 years ago was held at Veterans Park.PEARL HARBOR REMEMBERED Page 23 CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & Businesses FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2012 VOLUME 18 NUMBER 29 www.smcitizen.com 32 ~ Friday, December 14, 2012 www.smcitizen.com The library website http://library.marioncountyfl.org just got even better. The Marion County Public Library Systems website is expanding its online services to offer library cardholders free access to downloadable music and hundreds more e-book titles. Freading, a new e-book service, augments the size and diversity of the librarys digital collection with tens of thousands of new titles. The service, compatible with diverse computer and mobile device software, enables patrons to instantly download a select number of e-books each week. Each title may be checked out for a maximum of two weeks. Freegal, a new downloadable music service, will give patrons access to more than three million songs, including Sony Musics catalog of legendary artists. The service also includes more than 10,000 music labels from 65 countries. Registered library card holders will be able to download a select number of music tracks in the MP3 format each week. All music tracks are available for download with no expiration date. To access both services, visit http://library.marioncountyfl.org and click on the Digital Media tab. We are excited to be able to offer a service like this that delivers great content, compatibility with lots of devices and simplicity of use, said Public Library System Director Julie Sieg. We believe that Freegal and Freading will be incredibly popular with our patrons. The Public Library System is providing the new services in partnership with Library Ideas, a global network of public libraries. For more information, call 352671-8551 or visit http://library.marioncountyfl.org. Library expands free book, music downloads BY JIM CLARK Editor While vehicles lined up waiting to be among the first to make the new connection, and as traffic below sped by with drivers oblivious to what was going on above them, the nd Street Flyover was opened last Thursday, Dec. 6, following a ribbon-cutting and other ceremonies. The new bridge provides a new east-west route over Interstate 75, allowing traffic to connect from Southwest 27th Avenue to State Road 200, bypassing the traffic at the I-75 interchange and to the east. County Commission Chair Kathy Bryant led a large delegation of officials who took part in the event. She praised the contractors who finished the project ahead of schedule. Mounir Bouyounes, assistant county administrator and county engineer, welcomed the audience. The Rev. Patrick Sheedy, pastor of Blessed Trinity Catholic Church, gave the invocation. He noted in an earlier conversation that the road would make it easier for students at Trinity Catholic High School to arrive from the west. The school is at the intersecDedicating the new flyover PHOTO COURTESY MARION COUNTY OFFICE OF PUBLIC INFORMATIONThis probably wasnt the type of vehicle planners had in mind when they conceived the notion of a bridge at Southwest 42nd Street, but it was one of the first to head west on the new overpass. New bridge spans Interstate 75 at Southwest 42nd Street PHOTO BY JIM CLARKDuring her speech, County Commission Chair Kathy Bryant acknowledges the contractors who finished ahead of schedule. PHOTO BY JIM CLARKNardin Derias, a senior at Vanguard High School who was on the committee to choose the name, unveils the Osceola Boulevard sign as State Rep. Charlie Stone looks on. PLEASESEEFLYOVER PAGE2 Loving a parade Large crowds line the streets of Ocala on Saturday, Dec. 8, as the annual Christmas parade made its way from the McPherson Complex to near downtown. For more photos, see Page 6.PHOTO BY JIM CLARK 000DG6U