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Place of Publication: Ocala, Florida
Publication Date: 12-21-2012
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BRIEFS AARP Driver Classes Jan. 24-25, Thursday and Friday, noon both days, Master the Possibilities, 8415 S.W. 80th St., Ocala. Cost $12 AARP members; $14 non-members. To register call 352-854-3699. Jan. 10-11, Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m. both days. Sheriffs Office, 9048 State Road 200, Ocala. Cost $12 AARP members; $14 nonmembers. To register call 352-237-2971. Jan. 22 and 23, Tuesday and Wednesday, 1 p.m. both days, Rainbow Lakes, 4000 Deep Water Court, Dunnellon. Cost $12 AARP members; $14 non-members. To register call 352489-1574. For other locations call 1-888-227-7669 or visit www.aarp.org/drive. AAA Tow to GoAAA and Bud Light will help protect motorists for the holidays with the Tow to Go program. The Auto Club Group has provided the Tow to Go service for more than fourteen years because it allows AAA to protect the freedom and mobility of motorists on our roadways. The programs mission is to discourage an intoxicated driver from getting behind the wheel and risking the lives and safety of others. Around Christmas and New Years Eve, calls for Tow to Go have historically spiked, said Gerry Gutowski, Sr. Vice President, Automotive Services, The Auto Club Group. AAA has always played a critical role each holiday weekend by protecting motorists on our roadways, however, it is everyones responsibility to make good decisions and always choose a designated driver. A local ride within a 10mile radius to a safe location is provided. Service is free and available to both AAA members and non-members The AAA tow truck takes the vehicle and the driver home. To use the service, call 1-655-286-9246. INDEX Cherrywood......................12 Classifieds...........................24 Judis Journal.......................9 Marion Landing................17 Oak Run...............................14 Opinion..................................8 OTOW...................................22 Out to Pastor.....................10 Pun Alley.............................18 Puzzles.................................20CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & Businesses FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2012 VOLUME 18 NUMBER 30 www.smcitizen.com 24 ~ Friday, December 21, 2012 www.smcitizen.com NEW 2013 COROLLA CLEARANCEVillage Toyota has received a special allocation of vehicles for this event! OVER 200 NEW VEHICLES WILL BE SOLD DURING THIS EVENT! 000DJKW *0% W.A.C. All leases with $2,399 Cash Cap Reduction, 36 Mos, 12k Per Year, All Offers While Supplie s Last.352-503-4121 www.villagetoyota.com CRYSTAL RIVER VILLAGE TOYOTA CLOSE OUT PRICES TO CLEAR THE LOT!! CLOSE OUT PRICES TO CLEAR THE LOT!! $ 14,995 ON 16 DIFFERENT MODELS LEASES FROM CLOSE OUT PRICES! Clean out your closets, go through your garage, attack your attic and then use the classifieds to get rid of stuff you no longer use. And the FREE listing means you have more money left over after the sale!You can list any single item priced under $100 for sale for FREE! P UTTHEPOWER ANDCONVENIENCE OFTHECLASSIFIEDS TOWORKFORYOU! Just call and see how easy it is to make money with the classifieds. ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MAXIMUM 10 WORDS RUNSFOR 2 WEEKS FREE TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403 Call 352-854-3986 T O P LACE Y OUR A DIN General Help DRIVERS: All Miles PAID (Loaded & Empty)! Home on the weekends! Running Class-A CDL Flatbed. Lease to Own-No Money Down CALL: 888-880-5911 Part-time Help P/T TemporaryDISTRIBUTION North Ocala Average $14hr. Distribute medical directoeis business to business, good vehicle pleasant, professional. 1866-293-4540 Fri. or Monday only or email medicaldirectories@ embarqmail.com Auctions DUDLEYS AUCTION **ESTATE AUCTION** Thurs 12/20 preview: noon 3:00 pm Auction #1 6:00pm Auction #2 Appliance S tore Liquidation 1992 Deville Cooker, Riding mower, Several Estates, DR trimmer, New items, tools **FULLFULLHALL** with great value call or see web. www.dudleysauction. com 637-9588 10%BP Au2267 AB1667 Maine-ly Real Estate #381384 Furniture LEATHER SOFA, FABRIC LOVE SEAT3 cushion longhorn leather sofa, hunter green excellent condition $400.00 2 cusihion love seat, beige print like new $150.00 352-249-6463 PRIDE 2 Pos. lift chair. Seldom used. $325 Call for email photo 352-382-1039 General Eureka Vacuum Cleaner Almost new, bagless w/air filter $69 (352)873-3433 Wanted to Buy OLD TOYELECTRIC TRAINS Collector wants to buy old electric trains from 1970 and earlier 352-795-3970 Pets DOG SITTER / WALKER Sit,walk with dogs. 24/7. Experience 22 years.Call please Dave,Tania 352-236-5746 home, 207-420-7170 207-951-5767 cell DOG SITTER / WALKER Sit,walk with dogs. 24/7. Experience 22 years.Call please Dave,Tania 352-236-5746 home, 207-420-7170 207-951-5767 cell Retail/Office Rentals Homosassa SpgsSmlRestaurant/Pizza Shop for Rent, $800 265-369-2509 Seasonal Rental DUNNELLON 1 BR Accross from Lake Rosseau, $750. mo. all utilities, cable TV, Min. 3 mos. (352) 794-6244, Real Estate For Sale PUBLISHERS NOTICE: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Citrus County Homes PINE RIDGE-THIS IS THE PROPERTY YOUVE BEEN LOOKING FOR! Bring your boat, horses, in-laws; there is room for everything! 4/3.5 w/7 car garage/workshop & in-law suite on 5.83 acres. Mostly wooded with large back yard. Beautiful & serene. High end finishes; immaculate home in equestrian community. www .centralflest ate.com for pictures/more info. 352.249.9164 Campers/ Travel Trailers WE BUYRVS, Travel Trailers, 5th Wheels, Motor Homes Call US 352-201-6945 WE BUYRVS, Travel Trailers, 5th Wheels, Motor Homes Call US 352-201-6945 Vehicles Wanted BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 WE BUY ANYVEHICLEIn Any Condition Tile, No Title, Bank Lien, No Problem, Dont Trade it in. We Will Pay up to $25K Any Make, Any Model. 813-335-3794 813-237-1892 call AJ Motorcycles HARLEYDAVIDSON2008 FLHTCU Ultra Classic Electra Glide Black, 9250 miles, 1584 cc, Excellent Condition, One Owner, $7400, cdsa@netscape.com Care For the Elderly MOBILE HAIR CARE **FULL SER VICE ** IN YOUR HOME LIC. BEAUTICIAN/CNA SERVICE THE HOME BOUND/ ELDERLY. (352) 237-3347 Handyman Steves Handyman Service (352) 854-4927 000DIO3 Handyman Electrical, Plumbing Carpentry Sinks, Toilets Leaky Faucets Ceiling Fans Security Lighting Safety Railings Grab Bars, Ramps Drywall Repair Interior Painting Screens & Screen Doors Lanai Carpet/Tile Flooring Furniture, Cabinet Refinishing/Repairs Not Sure? -Call Me Misc Services Leave the gift of your story to your kids and grand-kids. Avideo biography provided by My Heritage Legacy is the perfect way to share your story of changing times with future generations. Easy and affordable, share your story with a video biography. www.myheritagelegacy. com Call Ray Eaton:321-443-7355 Painting PAINTING SERVICES Interior & Exterior. We offer professional painting & pressure washing at competitive rates. Call now to receive a free pressure washing for a standard size driveway with an exterior repaint! Call Matt at Swaggerty Painting LLC: 352-262-6685. Tree Service STUMPGRINDINGCALLJIM FOR FREE ESTIMATES (800) 478-8679 L ET U S W ORK F OR Y OU CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403S OUTH M ARION C ITIZEN C LASSIFIEDSG ET R ESULTS! After three weeks of online voting for the new Florida license plate, the design with the solid green bars and the artistic orange forming the O in the word Florida is the most popular. A total of 50,124 votes were cast in the online contest. The online poll represents one part of the process to select the new plate design. Before the design is manufactured, the publics vote will be factored in with input from the Governor, Cabinet and policy makers. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles needs to upgrade the basic Florida plate to a design that increases readability and features a seven-character configuration. A committee of more than 20 stakeholders, including state agency personnel, law enforcement, tax collectors and affiliated associations participated in the development of the final license plate designs. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles provides highway safety and security through excellence in service, education and enforcement. The Department is leading the way to a safer Florida through the efficient and professional execution of its core mission: the issuance of driver licenses, vehicle tags and titles and operation of the Florida Highway Patrol. To learn more about DHSMV and the services offered, visit www.flhsmv.gov, follow us on Twitter at @FDHSMV or find us on Facebook. Floridians choose new license tags Donations and other help from Wise Way Auto Sales has helped get a newer van for the Florida Center for the Bind. The center has two older vans with high mileage that are used to transport visually impaired seniors and teenagers to and from their homes to the school at 7634 S.W. 60th Ave. for classes, and to events and field trips as far away as St. Augustine, where the School for the Deaf and Blind is located. The territory that has been assigned to Florida Center for the Blind by the Division of Blind Services reaches from north of Lake City to as far south as Belleview. Their visually impaired students are unable to drive, and most live in rural areas that do not have access to public transportation, so it is a necessity that the school provide transportation for them. A few months ago, John Wise of Wise Way Auto Sales and Service on State Road 200 decided to donate $50 out of every car that he sold in one month to Florida Center for the Blind to help it acquire a newer and more dependable van to transport their students. He was able to present them with a check in the amount of $1,350. The school combined his check with several other donations that they had received for this purpose, and they asked Mr. Wise to help them find a suitable vehicle. He did help them find an almost new 8passenger van, which they purchased, and then he went even further by donating a handrail and ramp that would assist the older clients in getting in and out of the van safely. The school recently re-created acceptance of the check in front of the new van. Donations help get new van for Center for the Blind Receiving a copy of a check from Wise Way Auto Sales and Service are Robin Whiteley, left, executive director of Florida Center for the Blind and Edward Brewer, right, board president, from John Wise, center. Toys for TotsBob Brown of Toys for Tots picks up the toys collected at the South Marion Citizen office for distribution to children in the area. The Citizen and staff thank those who helped.PHOTO BY MICHEL NORTHSEA

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want to see the play? Everyone who can recall The Odd Couple Broadway shows, the movie or the TV sitcom knows how hilariously funny this situation comedy was, perhaps unequalled in our time. Neil Simons original Odd Couple was performed on Broadway from 1965 through 1967, a total of 966 performances. It starred Walter Matthau and Art Carney and later gave way to Jack Klugman and Eddie Bracken. The 1968 film starred Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. The 1970 ABC sitcom starred Tony Randall and Jack Klugman. This was certainly an impressive list of cast members. Stage revivals around the world took place from 1976 through 2011. In 1985 Simon revised The Odd Couple for a female cast based on the same story line and lead characters, except the poker game that was focal point gave way to trivial pursuit and the new lead characters became Florence Unger played by Sally Struthers and Olive Madison played by Rita Moreno. This play ran on Broadway from June 1985 through February 1986, a total of 295 performances. Both original and female versions continue to be played around the world in professional and amateur venues. For advance ticket reservations for the dinner theatre on March 21, call Shari Weber at 352-8540116 and for the 22nd, 23rd and 24th shows call Linda Noel at 352873-9908. Oak Run Travel Cindy and Bob Kocher have decided to have a second sale for the cruise to the Greek Islands and Eastern Mediterranean. The cruise is 16 days from Rome through the Greek Islands then to Ephesus, Turkey and finally to Venice before flying home. The date is Sept. 23 Oct. 8, 2013. We have 52 signed up and would like to have more so now is your chance to take the cruise of a lifetime. There must be some snowbirds who have recently come back to us that would like a chance to go. Arrangements can be made for them to fly from alternate airports to Rome to join the rest of us for the cruise. The new sale date is Thursday, Jan. 31, starting at 9 a.m. in the card room of the Orchid Club. Call Bob and Cindy for information and a brochure. The many volunteers of Oak Run Travel wish all Oak Run residents a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday Season. We hope your New Year finds that peace, good will, and good fortune come your way.Garden Club newsOur luncheon at the Royal Oaks Golf Club was a great holiday party. Thanks to Sue Wiley and her staff we had a delicious buffet. We were also entertained by a Barbershop Quartet Young at Heart. Our outgoing and continuing officers and committee chairpersons were honored with flowers by the president. As we proceed into 2013, our officers will be Patricia Callahan, president; Sharon Cariglio, vice president; and Patricia Arnold, treasurer. At this time we have no secretary. Many thanks to Connie Fangman, our past treasurer, and Sylvia Ellis, our past secretary, and Joan Carazo, our publicity person, who is also stepping down. They have all worked very hard for us and deserve a break. Please consider taking over the secretarys position, it is difficult without someone in that position. Elvira Rusconi also works on publicity, so if you take that position you will have someone with whom to share the job. Our first Garden Club meeting will be Wednesday Jan. 2, at 9 a.m. in the Orchid Club. Master Gardener and Oak Run resident Madeline Braisted will be giving a presentation about raising begonias and orchids. We will also have a field trip on Jan. 9, to Sugar Tree Farm, 435 N.E. 63rd St., Ocala, We will leave the overflow parking lot at 10:30 a.m.. In the following months we will have many interesting speakers and field trips. We also have our wonderful St. Patricks Day themed plant sale on March 16. For more information, call Patricia Callahan at 352-484-0895. Royal Oaks Womens 18 Hole Golf On Tuesday, Dec. 4, we played a team event, Two Best Ball. The lowest 2 net scores were counted on each hole. The winning teams were: 1st PlaceSylvia Zappia, Lynn Houghton, Rhonda LeBlanc, and Arlene Zimmerman; 2nd PlaceCarole Dygert, Judy Klein, Donna Gwin, and Inge Szabo; 3rd PlaceJan Tennant, Bea Terry, Maureen Edwards, and Kathy Kollar. Lynn Houghton was Closest to the Pin. On Dec. 11, we played Individual Low Net. The winners were: First Flight 1st Place, Sylvia Zappia, 2nd Place, Diana Love, 3rd Place tie, Nancy Lefebvre and Jan Tennant; Second Flight 1st Place, B. J. Lassiter, 2nd Place tie, Joan OBrien, Bea Terry and Maureen Edwards; Third Flight 1st Place, Mary Kay Frandsen, 2nd Place, Ginger Drake, 3rd Place, Ilene Simnowitz. Nancy Lefebvre was Closest to the Pin. The weather has been very nice and we all hope that the weather prediction of a colder than normal winter is not correct. Royal Oaks Lady NinersOn Dec. 13 we played Throw Out Your Worst hole. It was cold and chilly and we shivered but made it. Tied in 1st.place in group A were Sally Crass and Elsa Berbig, 3rd. place Sam Timmermeyer; Group B 1st.place Diana Schmidt, 2nd. Sheila Wechstein, 3rd. Ilene Simnowitz. Closest to pin on #3 was BJ Lassiter. Diana Schmidt had a chip in on #6, also a birdie on #6. Royal Oaks Mens Golf Friday, Dec. 14, started out as a cold, blustery day, and got no better as the morning wore on. However, 38 brave players turned out, and as of this writing all are accounted for with no cases of frostbite. The game was called shambles where all drive, then from the best drive each player plays his own ball. The scoring is based on the three best net. The winners with an astounding 173 was the team of Hal Loomis, Bill Ellin, Virgil Hein, and Steve Casner. Second with a 177 were Emmet Dowling, Bill Start, and Dick Rizzo. Third with a 182 were Bruce Stover, Tom Ducz, Dick Berbig, and John Foutty. Closest to the pin on the par threes were Dave Dawson, Emmet Dowling, Vince Connolly, and Mike Madill. OOOPS!!! An error was made in the results of the Closest To The Pin Shootout reported last week. The real winner of the senior group was Don Aubrey with a shot that stopped just 1 from the cup. Sorry Don!!!!Carol Anns CornerHeres some important information for anyone who would like to see their article in this column on Dec. 28 or Jan. 4. Due to the holidays the deadline to get the information to me is very firmly 6 p.m. today, Friday, Dec. 21, for the Dec. 28 column and 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, for the Jan 4 column. Im sure you can understand the production constraints imposed by the two holidays. Your columnist has been experiencing some difficulties lately with getting photographs in the column in a timely fashion. Sometimes I try to forward photos I receive via e-mail to the editor, and neglect to ensure there really is an attachment to my e-mail. On other occasions hard copy photos and captions are brought to the Citizen office but dont make it into the paper. This happens because the whole process from your submission to me to the transmission of the final copy to the printer are set up to be done via email. I urge you, if it is all possible, to communicate by e-mail to me, or the editor in the case of photos. I will do my best to get the hang of attachments! Friday, December 21, 2012 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com 2 ~ Friday, December 21, 2012 www.smcitizen.com OAK RUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 14 Upcoming Moose Lodge activitiesDec. 21, Friday, Fish or Shrimp 5 to 7 p.m., David Baldwin Karaoke 6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 22, Saturday, Pork Chops and Au Gratin Potatoes 5 to 7 p.m., David Baldwin 6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 23, Sunday, Bar Bingo 4 to 6 p.m., Football in the Social Quarters. Dec. 24, Monday, Coney Dogs all day. Dec. 25, Tuesday, Closed Merry Christmas. Dec. 26, Wednesday, officers meeting 6:30 p.m. Dec. 27, Thursday, Cards 1 p.m. Shuffleboard 7 p.m. Dec. 28, Friday, Fish or Shrimp 5 to 7 p.m. Kenn E Grube, Elvis on Tour 6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 31, Monday, New Years Eve party, Prime Rib Dinner from 5 ? Kenny Jackson entertainment. Tickets at social quarters. West Marion Moose Lodge 2356, open for members and qualified guests, is at 10411 S.W. 110th St., one mile north of State Road 200 across from Oak Run entrance. Phone is 352-854-2200. Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com Library decorations Freedom Public Library proudly boasts its new Christmas tree and holiday decorations purchased with funds provided through The Doris Van Tanner Tursky Memorial Endowment Fund. Rosemary Simm and Marilyn Wilson co-chaired the Decorating Committee. Pink Flamingo check From the left, Wendy Bowen and Tamyra Bowen of Advanced Imaging Centers present a check to Sherry Roberts of Michelle-O-Gram, a local organization which provides funding for screening mammograms for patients who cannot afford one. Advanced Imaging Centers, a member of Ocala Health, wrapped up its second annual Standing Up to Breast Cancer campaign which used pink lawn flamingos to raise awareness of breast cancer and promote the importance of early detection. A total of $4,799 was raised through the sale of pink flamingos, which was donated to Michelle-O-Gram. PHOTO COURTESY MARION COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICEFood drive Nearly a dozen county agencies participated in a food drive Friday at the downtown square benefitting three local food pantries. More than 4,200 pounds of food was collected, including 17 turkeys, and $600 cash. 000DEFM 000DKT2 8810 SW SR 200 Suite 107, Kingsland Plaza Across from Pine Run352-291-7626 Mon. Fri. 9am -5pm, Sat. 9am 2pm Stop and visit us before you buy! We Guarantee Lowest Prices in Ocala! Service Loaner Available. 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The catalog for the Ocala Breeders Sales Companys 2013 Winter Mixed Sale is now available on the OBS website at http://obssales.com. The sortable master index provides access to pedigree updates occurring since the catalog went to the printer. A total of 636 horses have been cataloged to date for the two-day sale, scheduled to begin Tuesday, Jan. 15 with hip numbers 1-162 selling in the Consignor Preferred session. The 181 horses (hip numbers 163 343) cataloged in the Horses of Racing Age section will sell immediately after the Preferred session. OBS is accepting supplemental nominations for the Horses of Racing Age section through Friday, Dec. 21. Supplements to the Racing Age section will begin with hip number 344. Past performances are currently available online. Hip numbers 401 693 sell on Wednesday, Jan. 16 in the Open Session. The sale begins each day at 10:30 a.m. The Racing Age Section includes 26 newly turned two year olds and 155 older horses. The optional Under Tack Show, set for Monday, Jan. 14 at 10 a.m., will be streamed live via the OBS website and videos will be posted online as well as viewable at the sales grounds. The 258 newly turned yearlings in the sale are highlighted by the progeny of a strong roster of proven sires including Flower Alley, Hard Spun, Harlans Holiday, Kittens Joy, Mineshaft and Tale of the Cat. Florida-based stallions represented by yearlings in the sale include Wildcat Heir, Montbrook, Leroidesanimaux (BRZ), Circular Quay, High Cotton and Put It Back. Promising stallions with yearlings in the sale include Colonel John, Desert Party, Majestic Warrior, Munnings, Quality Road, Street Boss, Super Saver and Zensational as well as Florida-based Cool Coal Man and Kantharos. Broodmare buyers will find mares in foal to a good group of proven stallions including Big Brown, Elusive Quality, Proud Citizen, Scat Daddy, Spring At Last and Tiz Wonderful as well as up and comers Archarcharch, Big Drama, First Dude and Pioneerof the Nile. Stakes winner Bingo, a 4year-old daughter of Bernstein with earnings over $200,000 is sure to attract attention in the Horses of Racing Age category as well as the 2-year-old colt Falling Sky, by Lion Heart, a winner at first asking and a good fourth in the Inaugural Stakes on opening day at Tampa Bay Downs. Falling Sky returned to the races at Gulfstream and was the winner of an allowance race on Saturday, Dec. 15. Lavalette Gold, a 2year-old daughter of Circular Quay, was second in the Joe OFarrell Stakes at Calder after she broke her maiden in her only other start. Channel of Gold, a 2year-old daughter of Bernardini, showed promise finishing 3rd at Calder in only her second start. Current information about OBS sales, consignors and graduates is now also available via social media sites Facebook and Twitter. A link on the homepage directs users to either site. Sales results will be available on the OBS website, updated hourly during each session of the Winter Mixed Sale. In addition, the latest news regarding OBS graduates, sales schedules, nominations, credit requests, travel information and other news relevant to OBS consignors and customers is also available. E-mail should be addressed to obs@obssales.com. For more information regarding the Winter Mixed Sale or OBS website, please call (352) 237-2154. Friday, December 21, 2012 ~ 3 www.smcitizen.com 22 ~ Friday, December 21, 2012 www.smcitizen.com BY ELOISE HOLLYFIELD ejh2025@gmail.com Acknowledgements of those who donated blood to help save others, a party for an active OTOW club, bowling updates, and travel mark this weeks OTOW Happenings. Life South Blood MobileDonations on Nov. 5 Life South Blood Drive, included some regulars, some new people, but all were real winners, and Life South thanks them! The following people gave the gift of life through their donations: were made by the following: Catherine Bennett; Richard Copeland; Susan Copeland; Gordon Daniels; Donald Dornstetter; Raymond Governatori; Francis Helmuth; Norma Higgins; Frederick Hobbins; Evelyn Holiday; Carol Johnson; Vincent Johnson; John Kovary; Barbara Krantz; Edward Lalonde; Nancy Ludvik; Roger McKay; Donn Mischke; Sandy OBrien; Reinaldo Ojeda; Howard Rutkowski; Simone Selesses; Arthur Schneider; John Searis; Debra Strob; Paul Wagnitz; Barbara Weyres; and John Wilson.The Lions Club The Lions Club celebrated its annual Christmas party recently. Members brought food items for the buffet and wrapped, unmarked gifts. Members selected a gift from beneath the Christmas tree when their chosen number was called. Gifts could be exchanged through a somewhat complex system, with each other, during the course of the gift exchanges. Several members and noted guests received Certificates of Appreciated during this event, as well. Bowling LeagueThe team Lucky Four is still in first place (five consecutive weeks at this point), but they now are sharing first place with O S I M A. High games the past month by the men included Art Buecher, with an outstanding 268, followed closely by Bill Hull with a 240. Other high games among the men include the following: 235 by Rod Shepherd; 221 by Pete Gorczok; 213 by Norm Hebert; 202 by Rick DAddio and Ed Gallagher; and a 201 by Mark Monk and Lacoste Rivers. High games among the women included the following ladies: 197 by Caroline Caprano; 195 by Judy Shuster; 194 by Barbara Reynolds; 191 by Betty Biron; 185 by Edie Plachcinski; 179 by Helen Bailey; 174 by Marianne Ingwersen; and a 170 by Pam Monk. Monday, Dec. 17, was our last week of bowling in 2012, and we will resume bowling again Jan. 7. Happy Holidays to everyone, bowlers and non-bowlers alike, and may everyone have a GREAT 2012! Travel Toppers The new winter brochure is available for pick one up at the postal locations, the H&R Building, the Arbor Club, or the community rooms at Candler and Indigo. Some seats are available for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat at the Show Palace on Saturday, March 23; call Audrey Mangan at 352-854-7074 for further information. To get on a waiting list for the musical to 5, which is on Saturday, Jan. 12, call Allan Rickards at 352-3903075, and for Hooray for Hollywood, on Tuesday, Feb. 12, call Joyce Wood at 352-390-2359. Travel Toppers wishes everyone Happy Holidays, and may you have a healthy and Happy New Year. List of blood donors from Nov. 5 OTOW HAPPENINGS Upcoming VFW events 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. Members and guests (non-members must be signed in by a VFW Post 4781 member) Monday Night Bar Bingo will not be held on Dec. 24 or Dec. 31 because of the holidays. It will resume on Jan. 7. Join us for Karaoke on Friday, Dec. 21 from 6 to 10 p.m. with Russ Kennedy and on Saturday, Dec. 22, from 7 to 11 p.m. with Bob Saped. Canteen Lunches are served Monday through Friday from opening to 3. OBS Winter Mixed Sale catalog available on Internet Student honored Christopher Polack, a junior at Vanguard High School, is Marion Countys 2013 Sunshine State Scholar. The honor goes to one high school student each year representing the highest district-wide achievement in science and mathematics. Polack is the 16-year-old son of Dr. Peter and Cheryl Polack. He will be honored Feb. 21-22, at a Florida Department of Education banquet in Orlando. Polack earned the honor by excelling academically above all other high school students and is considered the top science and mathematics student in Marion County. He completed the application process based on a written essay, academic achievement in science and mathematics, participation in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) competitions, advanced coursework, standardized test scores, and community service. At Vanguard, Polack is heavily involved with the STN (Student Television Network) production team, the Academic Team, and the Robotics Team. Marion Countys alternate Sunshine State Scholar is Aamir Rahim, a junior at Forest High. Other nominees include James Cowan (Belleview), Chloe Cook (Dunnellon), Nathan Chapman (Lake Weir), John Sales (North Marion), and Gabriela Nevarez (West Port). 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Friday, December 21, 2012 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com 4 ~ Friday, December 21, 2012 www.smcitizen.com This weeks puzzle answers 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.Sunday, Dec. 23 Play, service at Ocala WestOcala West Church of the Nazarene invites you to Twas The Night Before Christmas, a homespun play and candlelight service, Sunday, Dec. 23 at 6 p.m. A fellowship time with cookies and hot chocolate will follow. Community calendar The church is at 5884 S.W. 60th Ave. (Airport Road), Ocala. Sunday, Dec. 30 JOY Night at Christs ChurchJoin as we lift our hearts in praise for an evening of traditional and contemporary musical worship celebrated with participating Marion County Christian Churchs, families and friends. The program begins at 5 p.m. with refreshments following. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala. Contact 352-861-6182 or www.ccomc.org. 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 352-8546193 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. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner served at 6:30. We feature a 50/50 raffle, a basket raffle, and a door prize. Proceeds go to local charities. 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. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Member of the Community Papers of Florida Hear ye, hear ye: Youngsters in grades 3-12 who wish to join the royal court of Prince Charmless, this springs performance class, may audition on Saturday, Jan. 19 at 9 a.m. Those who audition successfully will take part in a performance class, for which there is a tuition charge. This zany fairy-tale comedy is the tale of a charmless prince who prefers baking and creating culinary masterpieces to fencing, rescuing damsels in distress, and other typical charming prince activities. His concerned Audition scheduled for Civic Theatre class family makes every attempt to cure him of his lack of charm, even hiring flamboyant and loquacious pageant consultant Madame Muzette to give him a crash course on the subject. His castle is soon invaded by a passel of putrid princesses summoned to a ball, including Princess Prunella, who is allergic to everything; the accident-prone Princess Pandora; and many others. When tragedy strikes and an ogre abducts the princesses, will Charmless be able to save the day? No preparation is necessary for auditions. Students will be asked to read scenes from the play and perform a few improvised scenes. Class will meet Monday through Friday, Jan. 28 through March 8, from 4:45 to 6:15 p.m. Performances will be held on the outdoor stage on: Saturday, March 9 at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday, March 10 at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 16 at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday, March 17 at 3 p.m. For more information on this or any other class, you can download the class schedule (including dates, times, fees, class descriptions, and registration form) from www.ocalacivictheatre.com. 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Friday, December 21, 2012 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 20 ~ Friday, December 21, 2012 www.smcitizen.com ARIES (March 21 to April 19) An old adversary wants to make amends over the holidays. The decision is yours. But wouldnt it be nice to share the upcoming new year with another friend? TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) As news of your work gets around, expect to receive a special holiday gift from influential contacts who could help you launch your new projects in the new year. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Instead of fussing over what you didnt do to prepare for the holidays, relax and enjoy the kudos for a job truly well done. A happy surprise awaits you early next year. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) The best way to shake off lingering holiday blues is to join loved ones in the fun and festivities of this special time. A confusing situation starts to make sense in upcoming weeks. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Special emotional rewards mark this holiday time for Leos and Leonas who are able to open up to new relationships and the possibilities they offer in the upcoming year. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Your efforts to make the holidays especially memorable for some people will be rewarded in some unexpected (but very welcome) ways in the upcoming year. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Be assured that your efforts to make this holiday special for everyone wont go unnoticed by those who could make some important changes in your life. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Lots of folks want you to light up their holiday parties. But try to take some quiet time twixt those glittering galas to spend with some very special people. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) While the current round of holiday revels has your social life on the fast track, someone special might want to keep pace with you next year, as well. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Enjoy all the fun you deserve at this holiday time. However, dont lose sight of the need to check out some of the changes the new year is expected to bring. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) What happens during this holiday time can help clear up some of the confusion jeopardizing a once-stable relationship. Follow your instincts on what to do next. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Your holidays are brightened by new friends eager to become part of your life. But dont forget to spend time with that one special person. (You know who!) BORN THIS WEEK: You have the ability to encourage people to reach their potential by setting an example with your own efforts. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. Read the classifieds Toys for TotsSouthern Style Hair Salon, 8585, S.W. State Road 200, held a drive for Toys for Tots, with a box of toys shown here. According to Donna Hawley, the shop raised $222 cash in addition to the box full of toys. Best of the Best four years in a row HOURS: Mon. Fri. 10am 5pm Hearing Aid Centers A NAME YOU CAN TRUST WITH OVER 1500 LOCATIONS NATIONWIDE FREE HEARING AIDS FOR ALL FEDERAL WORKERS & RETIREES *No Co-Pay or Exam Fee Inside Walmart Hwy. 200 & Corner 484, Ocala 352-291-1467 000DF1Y Inside Crystal River Mall Across from K-Mart 352-795-1484 Inside Sears Paddock Mall 352-237-1665 F e d e r a l G o v e r n m e n t I n s u r a n c e C o d e # 1 0 4 # 1 0 5 # 1 1 1 o r # 1 1 2 C H E C K Y O U R Q U A L I F I C A T I O N S C A L L 3 5 2 2 9 1 1 4 6 7 BC/BS LIMIT 1 COUPON PER VISIT. LIMIT 2 PACKS PER VISIT. One More Week! BATTERIES PREMIUM ZINC BATTERIES 99 FREE HEARING TEST FREE REPAIRS (IN OFFICE ONLY) HEARING AID Fits 30 DB Loss Full Shell #ME200 $ 695 .00 000DEBP J o h n & B r e n d a H a y n e s 2 3 7 4 3 4 3 o r 8 9 5 3 0 2 7 00091SZ EACH OFFICE IS INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED Proud To Be Your Neighborhood Realtor O P E N 7 D A Y S 0009B5C M a r g a r e t O r l a n d o 2 3 7 4 3 4 3 M a r y e l l e n C o t t e n 2 6 6 4 8 4 9 D a w n & B o b P e r i n c h i e f 5 7 2 6 1 1 9 B i l l A k e r 2 9 9 4 5 7 1 J i m M c I n t y r e 3 6 2 0 7 8 8 L y n n e K a m p f 2 0 9 8 9 1 4 S t e v e R u d m i n a s 8 7 5 8 3 1 0 L o r i K o v a l e n k o 5 0 2 0 6 0 2 E R A B I G S U N R E A L T Y ERA BIG SUN REALTY bigsunrealty.com see our website for virtual tours 7454 SW SR 200 OCALA, FLORIDA 34476 1800-229-2943 ~ Toll-Free, (352) 237-4343 LOCATED ACROSS FROM HWY. 200 LOWES C o n r a d & D a n i a M e l a n c o n 2 0 8 4 9 2 4 o r 8 0 4 2 2 8 4 000DJFT COME TAKE A LOOK! Nice single family home with 2/2/2 + den/study, has lots to offer. Home features eat-in kitchen, breakfast bar, and dining area. Hardwood and tile floors, built in appliances, extra lighting in kitchen cabinets, skylight, ceiling fans, large master bedroom with large bath. Inside laundry, front porch, and back roof over patio. Natural gas to keep cost down. Priced right! MLS#382487/JH/ARO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $124,900 THIS 2 BEDROOM, 2 BATH VILLA is in immaculate condition. Designer tile in kitchen, family room, living/dining room. Lovely lanai with outdoor patio in rear. Newer A/C, windows, roof, washer, dryer. Extra long garage for laundry and work bench area. MLS#380131/BA/MUR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $49,900 ROOM FOR TWO FAMILIES in one and non-stop fun! This 5/4/4 split plan has two master suites as well as butcher block in kitchen. Pool with diving board for those hot summer days. All in a setting of almost 6 acres! Bring your horses and let the fun begin! MLS#375590/LK/LEW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $499,000 OUTSTANDING SETTING for this 3/2/2 in prestigious 55+ community. Very private backyard to enjoy from your large screened porch. A MUST SEE! MLS#379982/DP/PET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $147,500 PLEASE PRESENT THIS AD TO GUARD AT GATE OPEN HOUSE 8529 B SW 91ST PLACE For more information, go to www.bigsunrealty.com, click on Open Houses PLEASE PRESENT THIS AD TO GUARD AT GATE OPEN HOUSE 8530-C SW 90TH STREET For more information, go to www.bigsunrealty.com, click on Open Houses EASY LIVING in this 3/2/2 with pool under screen enclosure. Vaulted ceilings, plantation shutters, landscaping & much more! MLS#381405/CM/WEA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $159,900 PLEASANTLY REMODELED 2/2/2. Plus family room. Tile throughout, raised panel cabinets and granite countertop in kitchen and much more! MLS#380424/CM/ROM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $59,900 LARGE END UNIT VILLA! 2 Bedrooms (split plan), 2 bathrooms, den/library, tile in kitchen, family room & both baths. Large 2-car garage and covered back porch. MLS#383529/BA/GRA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $73,800 FRESHLY PAINTED living/dining rooms and hallway, with lots of tile thru-out living area. This cozy home is a great snowbird nest! 2 bedrooms and 2 bath, with 1-car garage, eat-in kitchen, formal dining room leading to the enclosed lanai, fenced-in area for your pet. Enjoy the community center & pool. MLS#378404/LBK/TUR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $65,000 VERY NICE EXPANDED 2/2/2 VILLA. Newer heat/AC, roof, appliances and water softener. Also a security system. Large kitchen overlooking the family room. Plus Florida room and glass enclosed lanai under heat/AC. Enjoy sitting on your rocking chair front porch. This home offers plenty of living space for entertaining. MLS#377835/LBK/STA . . . . . . . . $59,000 8529 B SW 91ST PLACE DIRECTIONS: OTOW main gate, T/R @ 85th Ter., T/L @ 83rd Ter., T/L @ 91st Pl., home on right. OPEN SUNDAY 12:00-12:45 PM ON TOP OF THE WORLD MOVE INTO THIS CHARMING 2/2/1.5 VILLA. Its clean and move-in ready. All appliances plus washer & dryer. Eat-in U-shaped kitchen, plus ample cabinets for storage. Enjoy the living/dining areas for entertaining. Relax in the glass enclosed Florida room under Heat/AC. MLS#377812/LBK/FLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $41,900 8530-C SW 90TH STREET DIRECTIONS: OTOW main gate, T/R @ 90th St., home on left. OPEN SUNDA Y 1:00-1:45 PM ON TOP OF THE WORLD NEW LISTING ON TOP OF THE WORLD CANDLER HILLS ON TOP OF THE WORLD SPRUCE CREEK ON TOP OF THE WORLD OAK RUN ON TOP OF THE WORLD MORRISTON MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and to your family from all of us at ERA Big Sun Realty! GREAT SETTING FOR THIS 2/2/2 free-standing home with a den + formal dining room AND breakfast nook & inside utility room. EVERYTHING you could want for active retirement living. Call today for a personal viewing. MLS#382018/DP/BRU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $109,500 ON TOP OF THE WORLD COZY HOME with detached guest cottage on maintained lot in Oak Run golf-view neighborhood. 2/2/2 main house with full bathroom in detached guest cottage perfect for out-of-town visitors! MLS#383650/LK/USE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $119,000 CLEAN AND PRISTINE HOME IN CHERRY WOOD! 3/2/2 split plan with laminate floors in living/dining areas and ceramic tile in kitchen and baths. Newer A/C 2008 and new master shower 2010. Extended vinyl enclosed lanai for added outdoor enjoyment. MLS#383556/LK/BRO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $79,900 NEW LISTING CHERR Y WOOD NEW LISTING OAK RUN MID-SIZED 2/2/2 on large corner lot on quiet cul-de-sac, meticulous interior, tile floors, spacious eat-in kitchen, split bedrooms, screen porch, some furniture stays. MLS#373618/SR/POL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $99,900 OAK RUN 000DJO7 CARDS AND GIFTS S TORE 352-854-1970 F AX 352-854-6186 8449 SW SR 200, O CALA F RIENDSHIP C ENTER P OST O FFICE F AX C OPIES L OTTERY Wishing you the very best this holiday season.

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Friday, December 21, 2012 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 6 ~ Friday, December 21, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Plaque presentation Robyn Powell, general manager of Bob Evans Restaurant holds a plaque she was presented by the COPS organization of the Southwest District Sheriffs Office because the restaurant provided lunch for new prospective members of the group at a recruiting meeting. From the left are Jim Burton, captain of the district office; Duane Johnson of COPS, Powell and Carl Babski, also of cops.PHOTO BY JIM CLARK Read the classifieds FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED LOCATED IN CANOPY OAK PLAZA C ALL 237-7020 FOR APPT W ALK INS WELCOME H a i r & N a i l s Hair & Nails 000DL24 S T U D I O 2 0 0 S T U D I O 2 0 0 STUDIO 200 F U L L S E R V I C E S A L O N FULL SERVICE SALON M e r r y C h r i s t m a s f r o m A l l o f U s a t Merry Christmas from All of Us at W h e r e e v e r y s e r v i c e i s a n e x p e r i e n c e W h e r e e v e r y s e r v i c e i s a n e x p e r i e n c e Where every service is an experience GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE C H R I S T M A S C H R I S T M A S CHRISTMAS S P E C I A L S S P E C I A L S SPECIALS MANI & PEDI $ 29 Cannot be combined with any other offers. Exp. 12/28/12 CUT & STYLE $ 27 Cannot be combined with any other offers. Exp. 12/28/12 C OME SEE US BEFORE THIS SPECIAL DAY T EE P EE T IRE & BUDGET MUFFLER Family Owned And Operated Certified Techs Est. 1990 SR 200 & 91st Ave. 237-5599 2040 N. Pine Ave. 622-0075 WE KNOW TIRES DARE TO COMPARE Most Cars Complete Service Top Off Fluids Check Air Pressure In Tires Inspect Belts 7 Hoses Must present coupon. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 12/29/12 Lube-Oil-Filter FREE TIRE ROTATION With Oil Change $ 21 95 Up to 5 qts. oil, 5W30 or 15W40 200 Store. Must present coupon. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 12/29/12 Starting At $79.95 $ 10 OFF 4 Wheel Alignment Parts Extra Yes . WE can align that! Must present coupon. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 12/29/12 Most Cars. Must present coupon. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 12/29/12 Cooling Service $ 39 95 Drain & Fill Radiator Inspect Hoses and Water Pump Includes 1 Gallon Antifreeze CV Axles $ 149 95 Per Side Starting At Most Cars. Pine Ave. Store. Must present coupon. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 12/29/12 Exhaust Mufflers $ 79 95 Installed Starting At 000DJUI Happy Holidays from our family to yours OUR 2013 CALENDARS ARE IN! 000DEB7 Need a GREAT change in your life? The new putting green is just another reason to live at The Bridge at Ocala! Move to The Bridge where warmth, charm and gracious hospitality is a way of life. We have everything but YOU! Relax and make us your home now! AN ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY M i s s t h e g o l f c o u r s e ? Miss the golf course? C o m e t r y o u r n e w p u t t i n g g r e e n Come try our new putting green! Tours Tours Tours Tours Call to make a reservation for a lunch/tour. We would love to share with you what The Bridge Community is all about! We look forward to hearing from you soon. Space is limited, so make your reservations today!!! RSVP (352) 873-2036 2800 SW 41st St., Bldg. 200 Ocala, FL 34474 000DJZG 000DEDO *See sales person for details. Pictures for illustration purposes only. All prices and payments are with $1,000 cash or trade equity plus tax, tag, and $395 administration fee. Payments are for 75 months at 3.75% with approved credit. Go to AutoMaxocala.com for details. Offers cannot be combined. 1918 SW 17th St. AutoMaxOcala.com 352-401-0808 QUALITY CARS AT OUTLET PRICES Marion Countys Preowned Dealer! A u t o M a x O c a l a c o m A u t o M a x O c a l a c o m AutoMaxOcala.com 3 5 2 4 0 1 0 8 0 8 3 5 2 4 0 1 0 8 0 8 352-401-0808 AutoMax is loaded with hundreds of cars, trucks, SUVs and vans that must go before the end of the year. NOW is the time to get the best vehicle and the best deal. Every vehicle is priced at or just above wholesale, offering the lowest rates with no payments for 90 days and youll get more for your trade! AutoMax will do whatever it takes, within reason, to earn your business. Dont miss this sale. Q U A L I T Y C A R S Q U A L I T Y C A R S QUALITY CARS O U T L E T P R I C E S O U T L E T P R I C E S OUTLET PRICES AutoMax is so confident that they will have the best prices that they have put the lowest price and payment on the RED TAGS. No games, no gimmicks, no pushy sales people just the lowest price and payment. DONT WANT TO TAKE THE DRIVE? You can find all the same information online at AUTOMAXOCALA.COM and see if there is anything that you are interested in. THIS SALE WILL LAST FROM NOW UNTIL THE END OF THE YEAR. 2010 MITSUBISHI ONLY 16K MILES ECLIPSE $ 217 mo. M664 AutoMax Price $14,995 2011 CHEVROLET GREAT GAS SAVER 5YR/100K WARRANTY 2012 DODGE QUAD CAB SLT, V8 M734 2009 LINCOLN NICE LUXURY CAR M737 2007 MAZDA SUPER CLEAN, LOW MILES M744 2007 FORD LOCAL TRADE, SHARP VEHICLE M717A 2004 LINCOLN GREAT CONDITION, JUST SERVICED 2012 CHEVROLET LT, V8, MUST SEE M811 2011 TOYOTA 2WD, ONLY 8K MILES, MUST SEE M332 2012 TOYOTA SE, LOADED, ONLY 5K MILES M818 2012 CHEVROLET 2010 HYUNDAI 2011 TOYOTA 2011 ACURA 2012 FORD SEL, MOONROOF, LEATHER 2010 CHEVROLET SS, V8, LOADED 2011 HONDA LX, VERY NICE CAR 2012 NISSAN SV, CREW CAB, V8 2012 CHRYSLER SHARP CAR 2012 MAZDA GREAT MID-SIZE CAR, GOOD MPG 2011 CHEVROLET LT, GREAT MPG, GREAT VALUE 2008 BUICK LOCAL TRADE, LOW MILES 2008 TOYOTA 2WD, CREW MAX, V8 2011 HYUNDAI 38 MPG, AUTOMATIC 2012 CHEVROLET LT, 3RD ROW, LOW MILES AVEO $ 138 mo. M691 AutoMax Price $9,495 RAM 1500 $ 272 mo. AutoMax Price $18,880 MKS $ 256 mo. AutoMax Price $17,660 MX-5 MIATA $ 186 mo. AutoMax Price $12,745 MUSTANG $ 159 mo. AutoMax Price $10,941 TOWN CAR M757A AutoMax Price $ 7,880 SILVERADO 1500 $ 285 mo. AutoMax Price $19,680 TUNDRA $ 332 mo. AutoMax Price $22,880 CAMRY $ 268 mo. AutoMax Price $18,480 CREW CAB, LT, V8 SILVERADO 1500 $ 348 mo. M826 AutoMax Price $23,880 MUST SEE THIS ONE... TOO MUCH TO LIST! GENESIS COUPE $ 232 mo. M813A AutoMax Price $15,980 LE, 4CYL CAMRY $ 216 mo. M839 AutoMax Price $14,880 ONLY 9K MILES MDX $ 449 mo. M841 AutoMax Price $30,980 FOCUS $ 195 mo. M842 AutoMax Price $13,480 CAMARO $ 399 mo. M846 AutoMax Price $27,680 ACCORD SDN $ 199 mo. M847 AutoMax Price $13,680 TITAN $ 289 mo. M848 AutoMax Price $19,880 200 $ 188 mo. M851 AutoMax Price $12,980 MAZDA6 $ 188 mo. M855 AutoMax Price $12,980 IMPALA $ 172 mo. M823A AutoMax Price $11,780 LACROSSE AutoMax Price $ 11,440 M779A TUNDRA $ 275 mo. M868 AutoMax Price $18,990 ELANTRA $ 188 mo. M878 AutoMax Price $12,980 TRAVERSE $ 299 mo. M880 AutoMax Price $20,640

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A Marion County Sheriffs Office Special Review Committee recently completed an assessment of an incident involving suspect Joshua Salvato, Deputy Lauren Miley and Deputy Norman Brown. This incident has been reviewed by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the State Attorneys Office and a grand jury with no criminal wrongdoing discovered against the deputies. The special review committee provided recommendations to Sheriff Ed Dean. I have received the special review committees report and recommendations, Dean said. I agree with the conclusions in the report and I have requested that the recommendations be implemented. Both deputies Miley and Brown received greater than the 40-hour minimum required training to remain a certified law enforcement officer and were not deficient in the any required training. The special review committee submitted seven recommendations to the Sheriff Dean. Additionally, I am reassigning deputies Miley and Brown to the Corrections Division in response to the recommendation of a structured environment, Dean said. The grandj recognized that a deputys job is dangerous. It is widely recognized that individual respond to critical incident stress differently. Research identified that stress not only affects the employee, but the department, the public and the employees family as well. The research recognized that it is beneficial to the agency and the employee to provide support and allow for sufficient recovery time for those involved in a critical incident. Based on the research it is important we provide an opportunity for Deputy Brown and Deputy Miley to sufficiently recover within a structured work environment to reduce the likelihood of the negative effects of critical incident stress, Dean said. Salvato was shot and killed in an incident in the Summerfield area. His family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Sheriffs Office. Thermo-Cool seminar Thermo-Cool Heating & Air Conditioning will be at the Lifestyle Center on Thursday, Jan. 10, at 11 a.m. In addition to giving us tips on consumer savings, things you can do to avoid a service call and an update on whats new in the industry, they will be providing a free barbecue for those who attend. Tickets are $1 each (refundable at the door) and are available at the Jan. 8 Tuesday Social and in the Activities Office during regular ticket sale hours. Country music concertGet ready for an afternoon of country music on Sunday, Jan. 13, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Lifestyle Center. Music from Loretta Lynn and Crystal Gayle will be brought to life by tribute artists Jo Dee Marie as Loretta Lynn and Myndi Duprie as Crystal Gayle. Jo Dee has been performing since 2003 and had a show in Branson in 2008. She currently tours with Jamies Legends, performing in casinos and other various venues. Myndi performs a variety of musical styles including country, pop, rock and blues; and she has the ability to sound just like the original singer of the song she is performing. Tickets for this show are $6 each and are available to residents at the Jan. 8 Tuesday Social and in the Activities Office during regular ticket sale hours. Sit and Be Fit Sit and Be Fit video exercise workouts will be offered on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10 a.m. in the Great Room beginning Jan. 2. We have 20, half-hour episodes from which to choose; and they include a full body workout designed to strengthen, stretch and improve overall functioning of the body. These programs are upbeat and lively, featuring a variety of fun movements and music. These free classes are for Marion Landing residents and their guests only, and no registration is required. We hope to see you there. Sunday KaraokeDo you like to sing? Join John Winn for a couple of hours of fun singing Karaoke on Sunday, Jan. 6, at 2 p.m. in the Lifestyle Center. As long as theres interest, well continue Karaoke each Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m., unless another special event is planned. For more information, give John a call. Travel newsIf you are interested in any of the trips listed below, details are available on the flyers posted on the Travel Board in the Lifestyle Center, or you may call 352-237-7152 for more information. Trips are open to the general public if space allows. Be part of one of the first groups to sail aboard the brand new cruise ship Celebrity Reflection departing from Miami on Jan. 5, 2013, with stops in San Juan, St. Maarten and St. Kitts. Reservations are being accepted for this seven night Eastern Caribbean cruise. Cost includes all port charges, taxes, round-trip bus from Ocala, gratuities and onehour open bar cocktail party. Reservations are being accepted for a day at Tampa Bay Downs on Feb. 15. Try your luck betting on the horses as well as enjoy a great meal. The cost is $54 per person, which includes clubhouse admission, racing program, trophy presentation in Winners Circle, and a hot buffet luncheon with carving station in the Clubhouse Turn Dining Room. Its a sure bet that youll have a great day. Join the group going to a spring training baseball game on Sunday, Mar. 24. Its the Philadelphia Phillies vs. the Boston Red Sox at Bright House Field in Clearwater. Cost is $62 and includes round-trip bus from Ocala, reserved premium seats for the 1:05 p.m. game and tip for driver. Lunch is on your own in the ball park. Bus departs about 10:30 a.m. and, depending on the length of the game, returns approximately 6 p.m. Your non-refundable payment is due by Jan. 15, so reserve your seat before this trip sells out. Do you like to plan ahead? Then mark your calendar for Jan. 19 to 26, 2014 (yes, thats 2014) for a western Caribbean cruise on Freedom of the Seas. You will visit ports in Labadee (Haiti), Jamaica, Grand Cayman and Cozumel. Costs include the cruise, port charges and government taxes, as well as a $50 bonus per cabin shipboard credit. More information is listed on the Travel Board. If youre thinking about taking a vacation in the spring of 2014, our Travel Club has made plans for a terrific European riverboat cruise on the Elbe River. Enjoy time in Berlin, Dresden, Wittenberg and Prague and includes seven nights aboard the M/S River Allegro, which was built specifically for cruising the Elbe, and was recently refurbished with the travelers needs and comfort in mind. More details on this spectacular trip are listed in the brochure posted on the Travel Board. Residents: dont forget to vote for your favorite decorated house in the Marion Landing House Decorating Contest. Stop by the Lifestyle Center to see the photos of the houses entered in the contest and to pick up your ballot. The ballot box is located on the shelf under the Activity Wall. Voting ends Dec. 31. Best wishes for a happy holiday season. Diane Bress is Marion Landings Activities Director and an employee of Leland Management, Inc. Friday, December 21, 2012 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 18 ~ Friday, December 21, 2012 www.smcitizen.com LANDINGCONTINUED FROM PAGE 17 Christmas is Tuesday. Theres still time to do that last minute shopping where you get to fight everyone else to get those perfect gifts before the stores close. This can wear you down. So, while the kids anxiously await the arrival of Santa Claus, take a break, relax and stop at Pun Alley for some punny stories. A kids visionA youngster drew a Christmas scene that showed Santa, sleigh and reindeer. There were the regular eight and Rudolph plus a strange looking tenth animal. The addition looked like a cross between a reindeer and a cow with a green nose. The youngster explained that it was Olive, the udder reindeer. When the same youngster drew a nativity scene he included three very tiny men wearing crowns. He explained that they were the wee three kings from the Orient. His last bit of creativity showed four robed men standing in a flowerbed under a full moon. They were the shepherds who watched their Phlox by night. Stamp stumper A blonde went to the post office to buy stamps for her Christmas cards. She said to the clerk, May I have 50 Christmas stamps? What denomination? the clerk asked. Wow! Has it come to this? said the blonde, Give me 6 Catholic, 12 Presbyterian, and 33 Baptist. Stocking stuffersA kid who doesnt believe Santa can get a million things in one bag ought to look inside his mothers purse. Tom bought his boy an educational toy to help him make it through life. No matter how you put it together, its wrong. Wife, to husband on Christmas morning, You angel! Just what I need to exchange for what I wanted. The fact that Santa works just one day a year really says something. Hes not only loved by kids, hes an inspiration to civil servants. The other day John sent his girlfriend a huge pile of snow. He called her and asked, Did you get my drift? Man who put face in punchbowl, get punch in nose. Santa Claus has the right idea. Visit people only once a year and youll always be welcome. Present present A young soldier sat in the bus station waiting for his bus and feeling sorry for himself. A nearby man said, Cheer up, young fellow. Its Christmas. You know, Santa, ho-ho-ho. The soldier said, Let him go ho-ho-ho himself! When I was ten, I asked him for a soldier suit. This year I got it! Frazzle on Christmas Eve Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, Not a creature was stirring, not even my spouse; With only six hours left, until morning light, Assembling kids presents would take me all night. When out on the lawn there arose such a racket, I threw down my pliers and put on my jacket; I swung open the door, to check out the noise, And saw a red-suited man, bringing more toys. My kids dont need more toys, I countered right quick, But he wouldnt hear no, that stubborn Saint Nick; These new toys have detailed instructions, he said, And he winked as he lifted a bag from his sled. But Nick, I pleaded, dont you have simple toys? Cant they build simple things those elves you employ? How bout a ball, a rag doll or gun that shoots darts, Or some other present made of only one part? Santa said, Those kinds of toys are pass these days, Its complicated gadgets that are all the craze; So, please take these here toys and Ill be on my way, I have houses to get to and visits to pay. Then he left me there speechless, alone with my work, And filled all the stockings, then turned with a jerk; And laying his finger aside of his nose, And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose. He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle, And away they all flew like the down of a thistle; But I heard him exclaim, as he jumped in his sleigh, Youll need 62 batteries all triple A.While this weeks column has been some fun, let us remember that the real joy of Christmas comes from knowing Jesus Christ. Oak Run residents Dick and Jane wish you all a Merry Christmas! Ho, ho, ho! Its time for Christmas puns P UN ALLEY D F Dick Frank Early deadline next week Deputies in fatal shooting incident cleared, but reassigned Hospice seeks singers, volunteersHospice 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. Volunteers Needed. One or two hours can be a blessing to our patients and families receiving hospice care. Sitting with patients, while caregivers run errands, or go to Dr. appts. can be so rewarding and fulfilling. If you are interested in becoming an Odyssey Hospice, Bedside Blessing Volunteer, please contact, Laura Roweton @ 352-622-9331 or lroweton@odsyhealth.com Read the classifieds 000DKEW THEDRESSINGROOMOCALA @ YAHOO COM C ALL FOR C ONSIGNMENT I NFORMATION 352-237-5478 7256 SW 62 ND A VENUE S UITE 3, O CALA We Are The New Supplier For Habersham Candle Co. Flameless Candles CLOTHING 50% & 75% OFF AS MARKED NEW JEWELRY 15% OFF WITH AD DESIGNER CLOTHING Chicos, Virgo II, Coldwater Creek, Jones New York, Ann Taylor, Krashetta Stenay, and many more! 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A t the Dec. 4 Tuesday Social, Dianne Kmoch received the communitys Volunteer Recognition Award. In his presentation, Board 2nd Vice President Bill Wurst introduced this volunteer as follows: This month we are honoring a resident who moved to Marion Landing 15 years ago and has been working behind the scenes, so to speak, for approximately 6 years. Her volunteer efforts are enjoyed by probably hundreds of residents, maybe even 50 percent of you here this morning. She is the leader of six other residents who sort and shelve all the books in our Library. In addition, she has been working on reorganizing the categories of books, moving shelves, and making the Library more accessible to accommodate every resident. This resident also volunteers as the librarian at Fore Ranchs Brentwood Senior Living Community. It is my pleasure to present the Volunteer Recognition Award to Dianne Kmoch. Upon acceptance of her award, Dianne graciously acknowledged and thanked all the other volunteers who help out in the Library: Connie Burden, Mary Dwyer, Donna Schmidt, Ann Sepper, Joy Stiger and Rita Woch. Diannes engraved plaque will join the more than 152 other volunteers recognized by the community since 2001, all of which are posted in the Lifestyle Center. Award recipients are chosen from a list of residents who are nominated for the award by their peers. If you would like to nominate a fellow resident for a volunteer recognition award, please forward your recommendation, in writing, to a Board member, member of the Activities Support Committee, or the Activities Director.Landing Lites concertThe 2012 Landing Lites holiday concert was a huge success with 29 dedicated members of the chorus starting off the holiday season with songs that reminded us of this most wonderful time of year. From the contemporary selection of Christmas on Broadway to the traditional Silent Night, the varied program was a joy to all. Solos by third generation oboist Sharon Blinkhorn and our own Lina Vallejo highlighted the evening. Linas a capella solo of Frank Shuberts Ave Maria brought tears to the eyes of many of the concert-goers. Lina, a soprano and former opera singer, studied music and singing in Greece and at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia (National Academy of St Cecilia), one of the oldest musical institutions in the world. She has performed in concerts and opera tours with her late husband, Juan Vallejo, throughout Europe in 1960s. I am so happy the performance was so well received. I am happy to be able to give back to this wonderful community, said Lina. New Years Eve tickets Next week is your last chance to get New Years Eve Sock Hop tickets. Tickets will be on sale in the Activities Office until noon on Friday, Dec. 28. Enjoy the best rock n roll music from the 50s and 60s; reminisce about high school sock hops in the gymnasium; and dances such as the stroll and the twist. Rock n Roll Sock Hop is the theme of this years New Years Eve party. Dress is casual; or wear your poodle skirt, your black leather jacket, or saddle shoes with bobby socks and loafers. The evening will begin on at 8 p.m. in the Lifestyle Center. Enjoy stepping back in time with music for your dancing and listening pleasure provided by DJ Marty Krell, and songs will be played throughout the night chosen from a selection of 45s and 33 LP records featuring original artists. Tickets are $6 per person and include a special New Years toast, punch, soda for mixers, party favors and ice. Please BYOB and a snack to share. All Marion Landing residents are welcome, said Chairperson Merry Anne Krell. Were going to have prizes for a variety of contests, including door prizes and trivia. So couples and singles alike, please join in, and ring in the New Year with your friends and favorite memories. Friday, December 21, 2012 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com www.smcitizen.com 8 ~ Friday, December 21, 2012 W ell, we knew it all had to end sometime. The world is evolving, and one of these days everything will come to a conclusion as we know it. Im talking, of course, about the Mayan prophecy that the world will end on Dec. 21, 2012, or 12-21-12. Of course, none of the Mayans who made that prediction about 1200 years ago or so are still around to see if it comes true. Their world ended long ago. Weve heard all about global warming and how its destroying our planet. Weve heard about things like nuclear bombs blotting out the sun and causing the destruction of the earth. Of course, weve all heard about too many nuclear bombs blowing up each other and ending the world that way. But the Mayans? A specific prediction? Who knew? Were these guys that smart back in the days when people thought the world was flat, that the sun moved across the earth, instead of the earth rotating, that it was the gods who created the weather, especially bad weather when the people were bad? And the Mayans who were on the Yucatan probably experienced some bad weather, especially during the hurricane season. If so, I guess its time to get ready. Heading for the hills wont do any good the end of the world will mean the end of those caves, too. A bucket list? Well, youve pretty much run out of days to do that. That upsets me. After all, Ive waited all these years for Notre Dame to win a title, and now it wont happen on Jan. 7, because the Mayans say there wont be a Jan. 7 or a 2013. The Mayans must have been Alabama Crimson Tide fans. The folks in Cherrywood have it right. Theyre having an end of time party tonight. They also have a New Years Eve party coming, but our Cherrywood writer put it perfectly, telling people that if the Mayans were right, ignore the news item about New Years Eve. Of course, you could go about your business in case nothing happens. It is the last weekend before Christmas, so head for the stores, start wrapping and start cooking those goodies. After all, it cant hurt. But let me say one last thing. In the outside case that the Mayans were wrong, all of us here at the West Marion Messenger and South Marion Citizen wish you a Merry Christmas. Well be back next week we hope. 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 week. The deadline is one week prior to each Fridays issue. Send letters to: The South Marion Citizen Editor, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@smcitizen.com. E very year in the final issue before Christmas, we publish an answer to a letter titled, Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. However, after the tragic events last Friday, its very hard to justify a light-hearted editorial about a child. Probably the most gruesome mass shooting in a school occurred in Newtown, Connecticut, when 20year-old Adam Lanza killed his mother in her home, then drove to a local school and killed five more adults and 20 children before taking his own life. This atrocious act left a nation reeling and searching for answers, wondering what could have been done to prevent this crime. The answer is, probably nothing. The school was a shining example of security. To get into the building once classes had started, you had to show yourself on camera at the front door and then be buzzed in. Thats better than most of the schools in Marion County. But the killer broke through the glass, probably by shooting it, and made his way into the school. While there was one big villain in this attack, there were evidently several heroes. There were stories of three people in a meeting near the front of the school, the principal, assistant principal and school psychologist. Another person at the meeting said the three went out to find out what the problem was, and only one came back. There was the person in the front office who activated the intercom so people could hear what was going on. There was the library aide in the back of the school who heard the noise in the intercom, called up front to find out what was happening, and was briefly told, a shooting. She rushed out in the hall yelling lockdown, lockdown, and that kicked off security precautions in a large part of the school. There were various teachers who shielded their young charges from harm by locking them in various rooms, closets and storage areas, keeping the gunman away. There were even stories that some of the children led others to safety. Now it comes to the point where everyone has to cope. The killer not only robbed 20 children of their lives, but also took away the innocence of many, many others. You have to wonder how all those other children are going to be able to celebrate Christmas without this tragedy having a lasting effect on them. And then there are the 20 sets of parents who had to go home without bringing their child with them. We cant imagine what it was like to go into their house and possibly see bright decorations and maybe even wrapped gifts, knowing that those gifts will never be opened by the child for whom they were intended. The rest of us can only offer prayers, not only for the deceased, but for the survivors, that they may have the strength to cope. Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus, but his appearance has been diminished a little this year. Hopefully he will bring some peace and good will we need that a lot more than wrapped gifts right now. S UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Virginias letter not appropriate Goodbye world, if Mayans were right Jim Clark Editor LETTERS TO THE EDITOR God important in our livesPeople who describe themselves as nonreligious (atheists, agnostics, secularists) increased from 8 percent of adults in 1990 to 20 percent in 2012 ... some studies show this increase to be as high 31 percent. This rapid increase is a truly frightening and must be controlled. The obvious way is too deal with the factors that caused it, but that will require time and must be handled through government legislation. Right now, we should consider another way: convincing non-religious people that God is the most influential force in their lives. But how does one accomplish that without appearing to the nonbeliever as too pushy? There are many writings, addressing Gods great influence, which use a lighter-presentation. Two are, Rabbi Marc Gellmans weekly, syndicated column, The God Squad. In it, Rabbi Gellman uses a non-preachy style to make his writings more appealing to readers. Rev. James Snyders weekly column Out to Pastor appears in several publications. Rev. Snyder uses humor in real-life situations to entertain his readers. He then zaps them with a dose of religious-reality at the end of his column. So, one method is the effective use of the written word ... and, of course, we must ways to convince nonbelievers to read those words. Another is through the use of effective prayer. The use of fervent, affirmative prayer furthers belief in God and provides answers to many of lifes questions. The more one prays for something, the better the result will be. An Evangelical missionary, Frank Laubach wrote a book: Prayer, the Mightiest Force in the World. In it Dr. Laubach talks about his flash prayers which are little prayers of goodwill and love that you mentally shoot at passersby and those within your immediate sphere. For example, youre sitting in a mall lobby resting up from shopping. You have little to do but sit, read or make small talk with another sitter. So, why not shoot some prayers at those around you? It wont cause any harm and youll feel much better for doing so ... as will the recipient. It makes no difference whether the recipient is a believer or a nonbeliever. The accepted rule is to direct your prayers to all people regardless of their beliefs. If he or she is a nonbeliever, fine. The more a nonbeliever is bombarded with prayers, the better. The flash prayers will stick to the nonbeliever and eventually he or she will realize that, Hey, this Godthing may be for real! You shouldnt shoot someone a flash prayer in any situation that will cause you to be distracted. For instance, while driving, while walking through a parking lot, or crossing a street. Being seated or waiting on-line are excellent times to shoot prayers. The effects of flash prayers really work ... you just have to truly believe ... and have a positive attitude. Just try it! Hopefully the use of flash prayers will mushroom until almost everyone is shooting prayers at each other. While youre at it, you can even offer prayers of peace, harmony and prosperity for America. God, bless us all. Joe OHara Ocala No morality The recent massacre in Connecticut points out some of the weaknesses in our society, the biggest of which is the elimination of morality in education, both at home and in school. There were so many different stories about this shooter that it was hard to piece everything together. But a few things stood out. Nowhere in any of the stories is it mentioned that he was a churchgoer. The stories point out that he was from a broken home. He lived with his mother, while his remarried father lived in another state. He was home-schooled. That may be fine for some students, but for a boy who is already a loner, it creates a vacuum in his education, that is, learning to socialize with other people. The guns he used were obtained legally by his mother, who took him to shooting ranges. She learned the hard way that you reap what you sow. She died from a couple of bullets in the head from those same guns. Although family members have pointed to a disease, no medical professionals have stepped forward to say that he suffered from anything. It does show the lack of proper treatment if it is true that he was physically sick. He was a ticking time bomb. Its unfortunate that it went off in a crowded elementary school. God rest all those souls. Edgar Tyson Ocala READER OPINIONS INVITED Dianne Kmoch receives volunteer recognition M ARION LANDING D B Diane Bress PLEASESEELANDING PAGE18 PHOTO BY DIANE BRESSVolunteer award recipient Dianne Kmoch with Board 2nd Vice President Bill Wurst. 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I t is a scene that is repeated all over the world at this time of year. A family gathers together, pops in a Christmas CD, or perhaps views a DVD, enjoys some seasonal candies, and watches the children as they open their presents and toys. There may even be a brief prayer or two in honor of the birth of Jesus and what most will not realize is that all these acts have Jewish roots. What is Christmas without the seasonal perennial, White Christmas? This favorite with its nostalgic look at snow was written by a Jew, Irving Berlin. And oy! if that were not enough, the lovely carol, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing was written by Felix Mendelssohn who converted to Christianity so that his music would gain fame in a world that was anti-Semitic in its day. And let us not forget the Jewish artists that record seasonal albums such as Barry Manilow and Barbra Streisand. When it comes to videos, most likely they were produced by Jewish producers such as the Weinstein Company. The credit list for most of the Christmas-themed shows especially on the Hallmark Channel read like a synagogue membership list. As for those presents around the tree, many of them, no doubt, came from stores owned or founded by Jews. Those tools for dad, from The Home Depot, the teens outfits from The Gap, moms robe from Macys and the kids toys made by Matel all have Jewish connections. Jews have been merchants for years dealing in everything from pots and pans to diamonds. Many of this countrys famous department stores started out as peddler operations until their owners were able to purchase a building to start a store. As a matter of fact, a friendly rivalry between two famous New York department stores led to the creation of the famous Macys Thanksgiving Day parade. What would the holiday season be without this seasonal kickoff? Are you ready to sink your teeth into some Christmas candy? Those famous Peeps, marshmallow treats usually associated with Easter, also come in the shape of Christmas trees and are made by a Jewish candy company. Ditto for Ben and Jerrys ice cream and Celestial Seasonings Tea, though the original Jewish owners have since sold their companies to other interests. Growing up in Connecticut, going into Hartford for a visit to G. Fox & Co was a special treat around the holiday season. This Connecticut institution had for its motto The Center of Connecticut Living Since 1847. The department store was founded by a Jew, Gershom Fox and over the years it morphed into a major iconic mercantile operation carrying everything from TVs to lingerie. The store was overseen by the formidable matriarch herself, Beatrice Fox Auerbach, whose stringent ways were never crossed. It was a different time and place, the 1980s, but the holiday decorations at the store never failed to thrill us all. Before the store was sold to the May Co., Foxs use to use its street level windows for beautiful animated Christmas displays. There were Santas and reindeer, snow scenes and a toy workshop all with moving animatronic movements, this before 3-D TV and the other electronic devices and advancements that we have today. Still, people came from all over Connecticut and Massachusetts to view the entertaining winter scenes. There is but one other Jewish influence on Christmas I would like to point out. Two thousand years ago, a young Jewish mother named Mary gave birth to a child who would be known as Jesus of Nazareth. This man lived and died as a Jew and it is his legacy and birth that is the celebration of the season. May the beauty and goodwill that prevails during this time of year, spill into the next while we recognize our common roots and heritage. Friday, December 21, 2012 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com Jewish influences and Christmas J UDI S JOURNAL J S Judi Siegal 16 ~ Friday, December 21, 2012 www.smcitizen.com the largest buildings in the world where the Apollo rockets and space shuttles were assembled. The Launch Control Center Tour allows guests inside the Firing Room, where NASA directors and engineers supervised all of the launches for the space shuttle and Apollo programs. For the first time in the 50-year history of Kennedy Space Center, the Launch Pad Tour takes visitors to one of the launch pads from which the space shuttles and Saturn V moon rockets were launched. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex features many attractions and year-round interactive programs, including meeting real astronauts. The standard bus tour, included with admission, explores the history of the Apollo moon and space shuttle programs with panoramic views of Kennedy Space Center, the VABs exterior and a stop at the Apollo/Saturn V Center, where visitors see an authentic 363-foot Saturn V moon rocket and relive the historic Apollo missions that saw man land on the moon. Other Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex attractions and activities include Shuttle Launch Experience, an incredible simulated journey of vertically launching into space and orbiting Earth aboard the space shuttle, as well as the Astronaut Training Experience, Rocket Garden, two IMAX theaters, Astronaut Encounter, Lunch With an Astronaut, U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame and Exploration Space: Explorers Wanted. In addition, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is the future home of the space shuttle Atlantis, with a multimillion-dollar exhibit scheduled to open in July 2013. For more information on Holidays in Space at Kennedy Space Center Complex, please visit www.KennedySpaceCenter.com. SPACECONTINUED FROM PAGE 15 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. 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 000DG9D 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 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 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 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 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 College Road Baptist Church 5010 SW College Road, Ocala, FL (352) 237-5741 Rev. Ronnie Walker, Pastor Rev. Jeff Rountree, Minister of Worship Rev. Rob Loy, Jr., Student Minister Jason Kaminski, Childrens Minister Trina Loy, Preschool Director Holding Forth the Word of Life...JESUS Sunday Worship Services 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00 am 9:30 & 11:00 Sunday School 000D2GN Wednesday 6:30 PM Children/Student Ministries 6:30 PM Mid-Week Bible Study www.collegeroad.org 000COJM 4800 SW 20th St Ocala, FL 34474 352-237-5611 www.bereanbaptist.net Berean Baptist Church Independent Fundamental Dr. Mike Patton Pastor Sunday Bible Study 9:45am Sunday Worship 10:45am & 6:00pm Wednesday Bible Study 7:00pm Assistive Listening System Nursery provided for all services 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 Our Redeemer Lutheran Church LC-MS 5200 S.W. State Road 200 1 3 / 4 Miles West of I-75 Worship Service 8:00 & 11:00 AM Bible Class & Sunday School 9:30 AM Pastor Joe Adams 237-2233 Sharing the Joy of Jesus Christ! 000D7EJ Located a mile west of SR 200 at 10260 SW 110th Street (turn west across from the entrance to Oak Run) Expository Bible Teaching Traditional Services Sunday Worship at 10:00 AM Wednesday Bible Study 6:30 PM 000C8RA Community Church TIMBER RIDGE Wil Clawson Pastor Teacher 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 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 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. Christmas Eve 5pm & 8pm Children & Youth Ministries 000CG1V Wesleyan-Holiness Tradition OCALA WEST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE Teaching the Bible as Gods Word to produce Christ-followers! S undays: Sunday School . . . . . . 9:15 A.M. Morning Worship . . . . 10:30 A.M. Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:00 P.M. Childrens Bible Quizzing 6:00 P.M. Wednesday Evenings Adult Bible Study . . . . . 6:00 P.M. Pastor Curt Dowling 5884 SW 60th Ave. (Airport Rd.) Ocala, Fl 34477 (352) 861-0755 www.ocalawestnaz.org 000D2HD S OUTH M ARION C ITIZEN D IRECTORY A SK FOR M ICHEL N ORTHSEA AT 854-3986 The Reason to Believe... Worship Call to 711195 000A8NZ Ken Halderman (352) 237-4488 10641 SW 80th Ave., Ocala A S K A B O U T N O M O N E Y D O W N V A O R F H A F I N A N C I N G 000DKH5 Homes are selling! Now is the time to list! 2/2/2 HOME with carpet and tile on floors. A 14\9 lanai to enjoy your private back yard, all appliances are included. Perfectly located in this gated 55+ community across Blvd. is the clubhouse. Solar heated pool and many activities for the residents, R/V parking for residents. Landscaped and has garage door opener, great price for this home. MLS368855 $51,500 2/2/2 HOME located on a corner lot fea tures include 9/14 Florida room and a screen lanai. Carpet throughout with vinyl in kitchen and baths, indoor laundry. New air, all appliances are included, great location in a gated 55+ community, Palm Cay offers a solar heated pool. MLS #372992 $67,500 BEAUTIFUL 2/2/1 custom built home. E njoy a large F lorida 14/19 with custom windows kitchen, bathrooms have been updated. H ome is on a corner lot located in a gated 55+ community P alm C ay has a heated pool for the residents. H ome is offered completely furnished. N ewer roof and air. MLS 368961 $89,900 2/2/2 HOME located in Spruce Creek North. Has a new roof and newer air carpet and tile on floors, walk-in closets, large eat-in kitchen, formal dining room, very open and bright living room. Home is a pleasure to show move in condition. 14/9 glass-enclosed lanai. Located in a 55+ community. MLS 380368 $81,000 3/2/2 HOME has laminate floor in house and features a split bedroom plan. Large 10/20 Florida room. Modern kitchen with Corian counter top new cabinets, newer appliances, new sink, newer roof and air. The house is move-in condition, lots of storage located in a guarded 55+ community two pools and clubhouses. MLS382431 $71,500 2/2/1 HOME with carpet and tile, inside laun dry, screen lanai to enjoy the back yard, newer roof. Located in gated 55+ community, great retirement home or winter home. Appliances included. MLS #375557 $49,900 MAGNIFICENT 3/2/2 WINDMILL MODEL featuring split bedrooms and a 12/24 in-ground pool with cage and solar heated. R emolded kitchen with new wood cabinets and Corian counters and new sink, top-of-the-line stainless appliances, laminate floors, inside painted 2011 new roof 2008. M any skylights cathedral ceilings, large master bath with double sinks. P lexiglass encl. porch 15/30. L ocated in a 55 + gated community. L ush landscaping with irrigation. V ery private backyard. B ring offer. MLS #373042 $129,900 2/2/2 HOME with tile and carpet. Large 11/28 Florida room guest bath has a walkin bath tub, great for handicapped person All appliances stay. Located in a gated 55+ community, backs up to Oak Run. Very private covered patio. New roof 06 and air 08. Palm Cay has a solar heated pool, R/V parking for residents. MLS 382291 $57,500 2/2/1 HOME with a private backyard to a wooded area, nicely maintained, new roof 2006, air 2010 new water heater, new glass front door, galley kitchen with tile and back splash inside laundry. Located in a gated 55+ community, termite bond furniture can be included at full price. MLS#377599 $57,500 2/1/1 HOME has tile in kitchen and carpet in the rest. Glass 15/9 Florida room. Located in guarded community. Great place to retire. Two pools and two clubhouses. All new paint. MLS#378843 $37,900 PENDING PENDING 000DFO0 W i s d o Family Medicine Wisdo is Welcoming NEW PATIENTS! (352) 622-9007 Call Today For Appointment Providing Comprehensive Healthcare For The Entire Family Monday Friday 8 A M 5 P M Christine A. Kogoy P.A.-C 2118 SW 20th PL Suite 102, Ocala 34471 (Off of SW 19th Ave. Rd.) 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Friday, December 21, 2012 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com the Citizen Maintain the health of your business Advertise in 10 ~ Friday, December 21, 2012 www.smcitizen.com S ince the election, there has been a lot of jibber-jabber by the kings and queens of jibber-jabber about some financial cliff we are facing. I have no idea what they are talking about, and I have a suspicion they do not either, but if I am to guess I would say, it is not a great leap of faith. The great thing about being a jibber-jabber is you do not have to know what you are jibber-jabbering about. In fact, the less you know the more you can jabber your jib. As one great American consumer and I only speak for myself, I am tired of all of this nonsense. In the light of this, I bring good news concerning this ominous financial cliff. I am always happy to bring a little bit of good news in the midst of all of the twaddle and idiotic jibber-jabbing that goes on in our country. I know good news does not make the front page but I think it helps those of us who are tired of the bad news. The good news concerning this financial cliff is that we do not have to worry about it at all, thanks to the Mayans calendar. Wherever they are, somebody needs to congratulate them on saving not only our world but also our country from a financial disaster. If we had the time, I would recommend that they be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. According to the Mayans calendar, the end of the world, whatever that means, is to take place today, Dec. 21. How they had the foresight to come to our rescue at such a portentous time we will never know. Thanks to them, we do not have to worry about any financial cliff that might be looming ahead of us. I think this should be enough to silence all of this political jibber-jabber the rest of us are tired of hearing. As grateful as I am to the Mayan calendar, I do have a little bone to pick with them. I do not mind people predicting the end of the world. Really, they have nothing on me. For years I have predicted the end of the world at the end of every month. Believe me, some months I really came close to the end of the world. At least the end of my world. Now the bone I have to pick is simply this. Why did they pick Dec. 21, which is four days before Christmas? This is very frustrating to me. If they would have consulted with me, I would have suggested maybe the end of the month. After all, give everybody a few days to enjoy his or her last Christmas. Personally, I do not mind missing New Years Eve. In my opinion, it is all hype and nothing else. After all, Dick Clark is gone, so what is the use of celebrating New Years Eve? In my lifetime, I have seen enough people drop the ball; I do not need to stay up to midnight to watch everybody drop the ball. But, Christmas Day, thats a whole different ballgame. The problem I face is simply this, if I buy a Christmas present and the world actually does end on Dec. 21, I have wasted my money. Being a tightwad such as I am, that is a most blasphemous thing to do. On the other hand, if I do not buy Christmas presents assuming that the world will end on Dec. 21, I am going to be redder in the face on Christmas day than Santas suit. The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage will not accept some lame excuse that I thought the world was going to end on Dec. 21. This whole thing has put me in quite a quandary. I know there have been hundreds of people down through the years predicting the end of the world. The problem I have is, what day is going to be right, and who is to say when? Many people are putting a lot of credence on this Mayan calendar. Some are pointing out how brilliant these people were. However, I have one simple question to ask is. If the Mayans were so smart, where in the world are they now? I am rather suspicious of their disappearance, especially, when we come to the end of the world according to their prediction. If they can predict the end of our world, why were they not able to predict the end of their world? So, let us say Dec. 21 is the end of the world. What I am doing to prepare myself for that is stockpiling Apple Fritters. I do not know what the end of the world means, I do not know the condition I am going to be in, but I do know that an Apple Fritter is the So, this is how the world ends O UT TO PASTOR J S Rev. James L. Snyder panacea for all ailments. If I just have enough Apple Fritters, I know I can face anything, even the end of the world. It would be nice that the last thing I do before the world ends is savor a delicious Apple Fritter. Actually, I have something much better. But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you (1 Peter 1:25 KJV). I do not know how the world is going to end, but I do know who is really in charge. Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866552-2543 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com RELIGION Friendship Baptist ChurchCome celebrate the true meaning of Christmas at Friendship Baptist Church on Sunday, Dec. 23 and Monday evening, Dec. 24. Sunday school will be at 9:30 a.m. followed by the morning worship service at 10:45 a.m. Pastor Randall Brown will bring the message exalting the Christ of Christmas. The choir and special music, under the direction of Mrs. Linda Brown will render the beautiful sounds of Christmas. The evening Bible service will be at 6 p.m. A candlelight Christmas Eve service will be held at 6 p.m. Grace plus Four, a singing group composed of Mrs. Brown and her three daughters, will delight the congregation for all of the Christmas services. Friendship Baptist Church is at 19510 S.W. 105th St., off State Road 200. The church office phone is 352-237-2640.Church of the AdventThe young people of Advent are planning a Christmas Pageant on Dec. 24 at 5 p.m. in conjunction with the Family Christmas Eve Mass. The pageant, A Child of Might is based on those presented in Ole England by Guild Members who stood on the street in front of the Anglican church during Advent and acted out the story of Jesuss birth to those passing on the street. Rehearsals are full swing and the production is the result of many hands and hearts. It promises to be memorable. All are welcome to attend. Church of the Advent is located on County Road 484, about one mile west of State Road 200 just across from the fire station. For further information contact the church at 352-4657272. PLEASESEERELIGION PAGE11 Read the classifieds Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is celebrating the holidays by opening to guests on Christmas Day for the first time in 45 years, and offering a holiday gift to visitors: one child age 11 and under free with the purchase of a paid adult admission through Jan. 7. Guests can enjoy the holiday sights and sounds of Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complexs second annual Holidays in Space now through Jan. 1. The Visitor Complex is adorned with a stunning array of holiday decorations and features daily visits and storytelling with Santa and Mrs. Claus through Dec. 24, as well as heartwarming performances of favorite holiday songs by strolling carolers. As an international ensemble of astronauts celebrate the holidays 225 miles above on the International Space Station (ISS), Visitor Complex guests can learn about the holiday traditions of each of the ISS partner countries: Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States. To take advantage of the free child with paid adult admission special, please mention the offer at the front gate ticket plaza when purchasing tickets. The offer is not available for advance purchase. For more information, visit www.kennedyspacecenter.com/holidaysspace.aspx or call 877-313-2610. In addition, the holidays are the perfect time to share mankinds greatest achievements and future of the space program with the entire family. Visitors can get rare behind-the-scenes access to areas of Kennedy Space Center that have been off limits to the public for decades. The KSC Up-Close Tour Series includes tours of the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB), Launch Control Center (LCC), and Launch Pad. The VAB tour has been extended through 2013 and the LCC and Launch Pad tours are confirmed through Mar. 31. Open to the public for the first time in more than 30 years, the VAB Tour provides visitors a look inside the 525-foot-tall structure one of Kennedy Space Center opens to visitors on Christmas PLEASESEESPACE PAGE16 000D2H4 0 0 0 D I V 7 000DIV7 000DGV6 REALTY One Week Real Estate School Foxfire Realty Has Expanded Now Hiring! Full Training! Call Today! Now Hiring Naomi Furbush 352-479-0123 000DL1E OASIS RESTAURANT 7651 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala 352-237-4598 Thank you for your preference.... Open 7 to 7 Mon. 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L ast chance to get your tickets for the New Years Eve Party at Palm Grove. It will start at 9 p.m. on Dec. 31 and end at 1 a.m. on New Years Day. Entertainment will be by Diana and Mitch and the buffet from 9:30 to 10:45 p.m. will consist of Swedish and barbecued meat balls, baked ziti with sausage, cheese and crackers, vegetable dip, fresh fruit tray, stuffed mushrooms, baked chicken wings and spinach and artichoke dip. There will be complementary champagne at midnight. Tickets are $25 per person. Contact Carol Forgette at 352-873-3074 for tickets or more information. Do You Remember? 2011 Christmas ParadeTune in channel 12 for Len Teitlers presentation of the 2011 Christmas Golf Cart Parade, narrated by Anna Boodee. At popular request it will continue to air following FYI daily at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. through Dec 28. Tuesday is (usually) Bingo nightThere will be no bingo on the next two Tuesday nights, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. After the holidays on Tuesday nights at the Orchid Club doors open at 3 p.m., card sales are from 4 to 5:45 p.m. and games begin at 6 p.m. No one under 18 is allowed in the Orchid Club auditorium during the games. Residents and overnight guests must wear visible name tags or pool tags. The snack bar will be open. Bingo is currently in need of volunteers. Please contact Dee Spath at 352237-9364. Republican ClubThe Republican Club will hold its annual holiday pot luck dinner at the Orchid Club on Dec. 26 at 6 p.m. All past, present and future members are welcome. The club will supply the ham, you bring a covered dish of your favorite recipe and your beverage of choice. There will be a short meeting and then delicious food and socializing. For more information and to RSVP call Bob at 352-873-6961. ORHA election announcement ORHA reminds everyone that absentee ballots are available for the 2013 election of directors and neighborhood representatives. Any resident needing an absentee ballot must call Jim Waddell, election commissioner, to schedule a time for you to pick one up. The election will be held on Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Orchid Club from noon until 4 p.m. Performing Arts CompanyFrank Porterfield writes, As the producer of the Performing Arts Company March play, The Odd Couple Female Version, Ive been asked why should we be instructors at the Bob Ross Institute, but she has been to many states from Minnesota to Virginia. In addition, she has traveled the world giving classes in the United Kingdom and Germany. When asked if all the travel was difficult on a single woman she responded, No, I travel with the love of my life; Jim Cox. He helps me with everything like setting up and tearing down the classes Debbie loves teaching. She was inspired into that field early on in her career by one of her instructors, Ellen Tye. When I first started, I was a nervous wreck. Ellen was patient and gave me the confidence to continue. In addition to Cherrywood, Debbie teaches at Marion Landing; Hobby Lobby; Ormond Beach; at local hospitals and even some camp grounds in season. Admittedly her schedule is hectic but she loves her students and her subject matter. She gets great joy in watching her students turn a blank canvas into a beautiful work of art. When talking about her art work and her students, Debbies face lights up. Her outlook on life is enthusiastic and positive stating; If you really want to do something, you just do it. She further describes her classes as a three hour meditation time when you concentrate on the art work and all the other problems disappear. Much has happened since the day Debbie looked out her window. Since first she started, her children are now grown and she is a very proud Grandma. Adrian has two sons and lives in Houston while Elizabeth has one son and lives in Palm Coast. We are pleased that Debbie has chosen Cherrywood as one of the venues where she brings the beauty of her personality; of her talent as an artist and her professionalism as an instructor to our residents. From Your ReporterAs vice president of the Veterans Club, it was my sad duty this past week to lower the American flag in front of our clubhouse to half staff. This was in accordance with the Presidents proclamation to honor and recognize the victims of the tragic shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. While watching the flag slowly descend the cold gray pole, along with millions of others across the country, my heart broke for those who were killed and for their families. On Tuesday, the flag was returned to its respected position of full staff. The emblem of our nation was once again where it belonged. Unfortunately, for our fellow citizens that must endure the unendurable, things will never be where they belong again; things will never be normal again. I ask that you join me in keeping the victims; their families; the first responders and all who were touched by this tragedy in your thoughts and your prayers during the coming days; weeks and years. If you have any comments; suggestions or questions regarding the articles in this column I invite you to contact me at urperssec@yahoo.com. To all of my readers, I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. 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 352-2375741. 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. A candlelight Christmas Eve service is set for Dec. 24 at 6 p.m. The churchs seniors ministry, the Golden Servants will meet on Friday, Jan 25 at 6 p.m. The public is invited to the carry-in dinner and a showing of a video by humorist Jeanne Robertson. Southwest Christian Church is at 9045 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. For more information call 352-2366023. 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. 23 the message will be Realign Life to God.. At each of the Wednesday evening services, Pastor Holloway will speak to the Unknown Scholars, the Unknown Women and the Unknown Shepherd. The Advent season will culminate on Christmas Eve Dec. 24. Joy Lutheran Church will celebrate with two candlelight services, 7 and 10 p.m. Pastor Holloways message will be Rejoice Your Savior Has Come. The Joy vocal and bell choirs will provide music at the 7 p.m. service and the bell choir along with special music is scheduled for the 10 p.m. service. Communion will be served at both services. The tree will be trimmed, the wreaths hung and the poinsettias will adorn the altar. Consider attending one or both of these services for a true Christmas experience. Joy Lutheran Church is on Southwest State Road 200 at 83rd Place, Ocala. For further information call 352-854-4509 ext. 221. Ocala West Church of the NazareneAdvent schedule: Morning Worship Advent Sermon series at 10:30 a.m.: Dec. 23, How to Know God is Real. Special Christmas evening events at 6 p.m. Dec. 23 Childrens program and candlelight service. Dec. 24, Christmas Eve Communion Service. We welcome you. Please join us in making this Christmas as special time of worship! Ocala West Church of the Nazarene is at 5884 S.W. 60th Ave., (Airport Road) Ocala. Our webpage is www.ocalawestnaz.org.Christs Church of Marion County 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 352-8616182, website is www.ccomc.org.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 352-237-4633. First United MethodistOn Christmas Eve, First United Methodist Church of Ocala will offer three services: two traditional services at 4 and 7 p.m. in the sanctuary with harp, organ, Kids Choir, Chancel Choir, and Instrumental Ensemble and a contemporary service at 5:30 with Praise Band and Kids Choir in the Family Life Center. All three services will include child care in the nursery and candlelight and communion. The youth will present a live nativity in the courtyard 15 minutes before the 7 p.m. service. Everyone is cordially invited! First United Methodist Church is at 1126 East Silver Springs Blvd. (State Road 40) diagonally across the boulevard from the old Ritz Hotel. For further information: 352-622-3244 or www.fumcocala.org or wayne@fumcocala.org. St. Jude CatholicCreole Masses for the Haitians in our community are celebrated every second and fourth Sunday of the month at 5 p.m. The next date is Dec. 23. The St. Jude venue for used items, Anthonys Attic, will not be open or accepting donations during the month of December. Fr. Miguel Gonzalez, from St. John Vianney parish in Orlando, will be presenting our Advent Mission this year. The English session will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 22. A special celebration, Retablo, will be held following the 12:30 Mass on Sunday, Dec. 23. The Spanish Posada celebration will take place every evening at 6:30 Dec. 15 through Dec. 23. A Mass will be celebrated only on Dec. 15 and Dec. 23. Christmas Masses start on Dec. 24 with the Childrens Mass at 5 p.m. At 9:30 p.m., the choirs will present a Christmas music program. Following this, Mass will be celebrated at 10 p.m. On Christmas day there are two Masses. The first is at 9 a.m. in English and at 11 a.m. a Mass in Spanish will be celebrated. Friday, December 21, 2012 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com RELIGION CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 14 ~ Friday, December 21, 2012 www.smcitizen.com CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 13 Ambassadors New Years Eve party scheduled O AK RUN C W Carol AnnWheeler Recently, Oak Run had its second room dedicated at Hospices Legacy House. Through the generous donations and hard work of Oak Runners, we are almost halfway to reching our quota for a third room. Shown are some of the volunteers from Oak Run who attended the dedication and who make our annual Hoofin it for Hospice walk such a huge success. Also shown are Mary Ellen Poe, Hospice CEO, and Jennifer Harmon, a coordinator at Legacy House. PLEASESEEOAK RUN PAGE23 000DKG5 Newspaper Advertising Works To advertise in South Marion Citizen please call Tom, Kris or Michel at 352-854-3986 Susan and Dave Beauchamp Owners In September this year, we purchased The Cutting Edge Hair Studio. 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of course you are invited to bring your own liquid refreshments to enjoy all evening long. You get all of this fun; entertainment and excitement for just $10 per person. What better way or less expensive way to start off the new year? This is one of the highlights of our social season and kicks off a terrific new year of activities and projects designed to put the active in our active living community. Come out and start the year right with the good fellowship of friends and neighbors; great food; excellent entertainment and dancing; champagne and fun. Movie Night Hope Springs starring Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones is a romantic comedy about a couple trying to rekindle their marriage at a couples therapy retreat. This film premiered in 2012 and brings a laugh a minute to the audience. Shown on the big screen at the clubhouse beginning at 7 p.m. enjoy free popcorn and lemonade or bring your own snacks and beverage. Its free to all so come out Jan. 8 and enjoy this film with your friends and neighbors. Karaoke Night returns January 12 at 7 p.m., Bill LaVerture and company will again fire up the big screen and musical equipment for another night of fun and entertainment. Hear the voices of your many fellow residents; enjoy some familiar and not so familiar tunes; and laugh; applaud; and be awed by your neighbors. This is a great evening of fun where you dont have to be a star to star in our show. All you have to do is let your inhibitions go and get up and sing. There will be song books to choose your tunes from; the big screen to read the words from; and Bill will make sure the music is on key. All you have to do is make sure you are too. Bring your voice; your sense of humor and your appreciation of music to Karaoke Night and who knows, you might be discovered. Elvis plus GeorgeElvis is coming to Cherrywood with his friend George Hamilton the IV on Jan. 26. This two-man show promises to be one of the biggest events of the season as they combine their abundant talents on our stage. Dave Atkins does an Elvis Tributeshow that is considered one of the best in the country. Youll feel like youre at an actual Elvis concert as he sings the songs that made the rock and roll star a legend. Dave will be joined by Grand Old Opry star George Hamilton IV. You may remember George from his first record, A Rose and a Baby Ruth that hit number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart in the late fifties. By 1960 that record had attained gold status. In his breakthrough hit in 1961, Before this Day Ends he again hit pay dirt and two years later he recorded Abilene; a blockbuster hit song. Dubbed the International Ambassador of Country Music in the 1970s for around the world tours, George is the second major talent that will grace our community. Finger foods will be served starting around 5:30 p.m. and the show will begin about 6 or 6:30. Of course you can bring your own beverages if youd like to. Seating is limited and tickets are $5 per person. Be sure to stop in and see Geri to get your tickets and reserve your table for this epic event. Art Class in JanuaryDebbie Blackburn will teaching the Bob Ross method of oil painting again Jan. 11 at 8:30 a.m. in the clubhouse You dont want to miss this opportunity to take advantage of Debbies talent and love of teaching while you learn a new skill or perfect and old one. Classes are limited so sign up with Geri today. (See related article in the Spotlight on Excellence) Biloxi TripWhat better way to beat the winter blahs than by taking a trip to the beautiful IP Resort and Spa in Biloxi Mississippi? On Jan. 13, youll be able to do just that when your deluxe motor coach leaves from the clubhouse of Cherrywood for a four day; three night trip of adventure and fun. Stay at the luxurious IP where youll be treated to $25 in free slot play and $24 in free meal tickets. Enjoy the excitement of gaming in the massive casino and then stop for a bite to eat in one of the restaurants where the food is excellent. While youre there, enjoy the Hard Rock Casino and Palace Casino too. Youll get $15 dollars in free slot play at each of those venues to hopefully get you started on a winning streak. These two casinos are included in the trip. Dont miss out on this get away to Biloxi. Just call Natalie at 352-854-4561 for reservations and all the details of this amazing trip. Youll have a blast and who knows, you might even come home a big winner.Christmas Decorations Many of our residents have gone all out this year decorating their homes for Christmas. Cherrywood Property Management is not unaware of the hard work and time that goes into making our community one of the most beautiful at this time of year. For the first time, a committee will be going around looking at all of the lights and displays. They will then recognizing three homes that are, in their opinion, decorated above and beyond the usual and plaques will be awarded to the homeowners. The results of this judging will be announced in the Citizen next week along with some photos. Keep in mind that all of you who have decorated your homes have made the holidays that much better and brighter for all your fellow residents. We thank you for you work. Be aware that our judges are all residents of Cherrywood without any affiliation to any of the major organizations or committees and none of them have decorated their own homes (I guess that makes them Grinches). Spotlight on Excellence Each week we feature a person or persons who have an interesting past; a promising future or who have made a contribution to the quality of life here at Cherrywood. This week we feature a young lady who has brought her artistic talent and passion to our residents; Debbie Blackburn, our oil painting instructor. Debbie was born in Williamson, West Virginia, but was raised in Williamson, Kentucky. No, youre not seeing double; Williamson and the two states are separated by a bridge that spans the Blackberry Fork river. At an early age, she and her family moved to Wilder and Melbourne Florida. She graduated from Eau Gallie High School and began studying Business Management. A short time later she was married and had two daughters, Adrian and Elizabeth. During their younger years while she was married, she was a stay at home mom. One day she and her daughter were in their kitchen and Debbie looked out the window. What she saw was the serenity of the river that ran through her back yard and the beautiful foliage that surrounded it. She looked at Adrian and said, Some day Im going to paint a picture of that. That was 16 years ago. Almost immediately following that inspirational moment, Debbie discovered the Bob Ross system of painting. She enrolled in her first class and was amazed at how well she did. She confesses with a slight smile that she tried to talk herself out of art by her self doubts. you cant really do this and youll never be any good at this were words that came to her mind and to her lips. Fortunately she overcame these insecurities and enrolled in yet more classes at the Bob Ross Institute. Debbie moved to New Smyrna Beach where the school is located and began taking classes. Each subject requires that the student pass three levels of training before they can become an instructor of that subject. Debbie began her training in Landscape Art; continued with Flowers and most recently became certified in Wildlife. She is now not only a certified instructor in all three disciplines but she instructs the instructors. The devotion and passion that Debbie brings to her art is evident by her accomplishments. Not only does she teach the would T here will be no Shutter Bugs Camera Club on the 21st as listed in the Chirp. Also, there are no exercise classes scheduled until the 4th of January. In addition, the office will be closed for Christmas, Dec. 24 and 25, and New Years Day, Jan. 1. The management and staff of Cherrywood wish all of the residents a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.End of Time PartyWhat better way to celebrate the end of time than with a Sock Hop party in the clubhouse? Join your friends and neighbors on Dec. 21 at 7 p.m. to dance; eat; drink and be together for what the Mayan Calendar says is the last day. You got to hand it to those Mayans, they were so good at predicting things that they didnt predict the Spanish coming to the New World; didnt predict the end of their civilization and didnt even predict that wed be celebrating on the 21st with a dance. This is a free dance night so bring some goodies to pass around along with your favorite beverage and join your friends for a great time. Typical sock hop attire is acceptable as long as you wear a big smile along with it. Come out and enjoy the fun at the End of Time party.Bocce Ball On Friday night at 7 p.m. not only is the End of Time Sock Hop going to take place, but in addition, our Bocce Ball players will be out in force for the fun games at the Bocce court behind the clubhouse. Come out and enjoy the friendly competition and challenge of Bocce then afterward, come back to the clubhouse and dance the rest of the evening away. Everyone is welcome to play or watch our new players along with a few more accomplished ones as they play this ancient sport. Its a great time every Friday night and promises to be even more fun on this Friday because of the dance thats taking place at the same time. Accordion Club changeBecause of Christmas, the Accordion Club will be meeting on Friday, Dec. 28 beginning at 5:30 p.m. and going until 9 at the clubhouse. This is a special time for our musicians to meet and jam the night away to a wide variety of music genres and styles. More than just accordions are present for these concerts. Other instruments are played as well including guitars; drums; trumpets and trombones etc. Accordion Club Night is free and generally brings out a large crowd of fans. Pack up your snacks and favorite beverage and then come down to the clubhouse for full evening of first class entertainment. Youll be glad you did and Accordion Club Night will become a regular spot on your social calendar for the coming year.Garden Club speakerNorma Samuel, an agent in urban horticulture for the Marion County Extension Service and a Master Gardener, led a very informative discussion on Dec. 11 for the Cherrywood Garden Club. Garden Club may be a misnomer because it is more of a Social Interest group than a club. No dues are required and the only qualification for joining is that you must be a Cherrywood resident and have an interest in plants and nature. If your interest is in decorative gardening; vegetables; formal or informal design and anything in between, this organization is for you. Everyone is welcome to come out and be a part of this group. There are many activities including discussions; field trips; and presentations such as the one held Tuesday. For example, Norma spoke on the difficulties and challenges of winter gardening in North Central Florida, offering solutions; suggestions and taking questions. Next month the club has made plans to take a field trip to Sugar Tree Farms (growing organic vegetables). Everyone will meet at 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 9 at the clubhouse and carpool to the location. For more information about the club and details on the upcoming field trip contact Judy Durst at jdurst@hotmail.com or call 352-873-7849. For updates and to be put on the email list send an email to Cherrywoodgardeners@g mail.com. Norma Samuel is a regular contributing writer for the Star Banner newspaper. Information for this article was supplied by Fred OHern. Angel Tree EmptyEach year, Cherrywood puts out an Angel Tree in the lobby of the clubhouse. On this tree are the names and ages of children in Marion County who have little or no prospects for a Merry Christmas without the generous support of others. This year, the cards on the tree, 37 in total, have all been removed and Geris office was overflowing with the gifts that will brighten these youngsters Christmas morning. We would like to thank and commend all of you who took a name or a family from our tree this year and then went out, with a heart full of love, and bought gifts. There is no doubt that because of your kindness, these families will have a much brighter Christmas than they might have had without your help. Unfortunately, the Marion County officials have advised us that there are more than 10,000 needy children in our area. For that reason, we are considering making our clubhouse a donation place for Toys for Tots next year. If you have any ideas concerning this, please contact Geri and let her know your feelings. Replacing our Angel Tree is a big decision and your input would be greatly appreciated. New Years EveTickets are going fast so be sure to see Geri and get your reservation in for the gala Red and Black New Years Eve Ball. There will be music provided by the ever popular Rainbow Connection starting at 9 p.m. and going until the ringing in of the New Year. Finger foods will be plentiful and party favors will be at each table. 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of course you are invited to bring your own liquid refreshments to enjoy all evening long. You get all of this fun; entertainment and excitement for just $10 per person. What better way or less expensive way to start off the new year? This is one of the highlights of our social season and kicks off a terrific new year of activities and projects designed to put the active in our active living community. Come out and start the year right with the good fellowship of friends and neighbors; great food; excellent entertainment and dancing; champagne and fun. Movie Night Hope Springs starring Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones is a romantic comedy about a couple trying to rekindle their marriage at a couples therapy retreat. This film premiered in 2012 and brings a laugh a minute to the audience. Shown on the big screen at the clubhouse beginning at 7 p.m. enjoy free popcorn and lemonade or bring your own snacks and beverage. Its free to all so come out Jan. 8 and enjoy this film with your friends and neighbors. Karaoke Night returns January 12 at 7 p.m., Bill LaVerture and company will again fire up the big screen and musical equipment for another night of fun and entertainment. Hear the voices of your many fellow residents; enjoy some familiar and not so familiar tunes; and laugh; applaud; and be awed by your neighbors. This is a great evening of fun where you dont have to be a star to star in our show. All you have to do is let your inhibitions go and get up and sing. There will be song books to choose your tunes from; the big screen to read the words from; and Bill will make sure the music is on key. All you have to do is make sure you are too. Bring your voice; your sense of humor and your appreciation of music to Karaoke Night and who knows, you might be discovered. Elvis plus GeorgeElvis is coming to Cherrywood with his friend George Hamilton the IV on Jan. 26. This two-man show promises to be one of the biggest events of the season as they combine their abundant talents on our stage. Dave Atkins does an Elvis Tributeshow that is considered one of the best in the country. Youll feel like youre at an actual Elvis concert as he sings the songs that made the rock and roll star a legend. Dave will be joined by Grand Old Opry star George Hamilton IV. You may remember George from his first record, A Rose and a Baby Ruth that hit number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart in the late fifties. By 1960 that record had attained gold status. In his breakthrough hit in 1961, Before this Day Ends he again hit pay dirt and two years later he recorded Abilene; a blockbuster hit song. Dubbed the International Ambassador of Country Music in the 1970s for around the world tours, George is the second major talent that will grace our community. Finger foods will be served starting around 5:30 p.m. and the show will begin about 6 or 6:30. Of course you can bring your own beverages if youd like to. Seating is limited and tickets are $5 per person. Be sure to stop in and see Geri to get your tickets and reserve your table for this epic event. Art Class in JanuaryDebbie Blackburn will teaching the Bob Ross method of oil painting again Jan. 11 at 8:30 a.m. in the clubhouse You dont want to miss this opportunity to take advantage of Debbies talent and love of teaching while you learn a new skill or perfect and old one. Classes are limited so sign up with Geri today. (See related article in the Spotlight on Excellence) Biloxi TripWhat better way to beat the winter blahs than by taking a trip to the beautiful IP Resort and Spa in Biloxi Mississippi? On Jan. 13, youll be able to do just that when your deluxe motor coach leaves from the clubhouse of Cherrywood for a four day; three night trip of adventure and fun. Stay at the luxurious IP where youll be treated to $25 in free slot play and $24 in free meal tickets. Enjoy the excitement of gaming in the massive casino and then stop for a bite to eat in one of the restaurants where the food is excellent. While youre there, enjoy the Hard Rock Casino and Palace Casino too. Youll get $15 dollars in free slot play at each of those venues to hopefully get you started on a winning streak. These two casinos are included in the trip. Dont miss out on this get away to Biloxi. Just call Natalie at 352-854-4561 for reservations and all the details of this amazing trip. Youll have a blast and who knows, you might even come home a big winner.Christmas Decorations Many of our residents have gone all out this year decorating their homes for Christmas. Cherrywood Property Management is not unaware of the hard work and time that goes into making our community one of the most beautiful at this time of year. For the first time, a committee will be going around looking at all of the lights and displays. They will then recognizing three homes that are, in their opinion, decorated above and beyond the usual and plaques will be awarded to the homeowners. The results of this judging will be announced in the Citizen next week along with some photos. Keep in mind that all of you who have decorated your homes have made the holidays that much better and brighter for all your fellow residents. We thank you for you work. Be aware that our judges are all residents of Cherrywood without any affiliation to any of the major organizations or committees and none of them have decorated their own homes (I guess that makes them Grinches). Spotlight on Excellence Each week we feature a person or persons who have an interesting past; a promising future or who have made a contribution to the quality of life here at Cherrywood. This week we feature a young lady who has brought her artistic talent and passion to our residents; Debbie Blackburn, our oil painting instructor. Debbie was born in Williamson, West Virginia, but was raised in Williamson, Kentucky. No, youre not seeing double; Williamson and the two states are separated by a bridge that spans the Blackberry Fork river. At an early age, she and her family moved to Wilder and Melbourne Florida. She graduated from Eau Gallie High School and began studying Business Management. A short time later she was married and had two daughters, Adrian and Elizabeth. During their younger years while she was married, she was a stay at home mom. One day she and her daughter were in their kitchen and Debbie looked out the window. What she saw was the serenity of the river that ran through her back yard and the beautiful foliage that surrounded it. She looked at Adrian and said, Some day Im going to paint a picture of that. That was 16 years ago. Almost immediately following that inspirational moment, Debbie discovered the Bob Ross system of painting. She enrolled in her first class and was amazed at how well she did. She confesses with a slight smile that she tried to talk herself out of art by her self doubts. you cant really do this and youll never be any good at this were words that came to her mind and to her lips. Fortunately she overcame these insecurities and enrolled in yet more classes at the Bob Ross Institute. Debbie moved to New Smyrna Beach where the school is located and began taking classes. Each subject requires that the student pass three levels of training before they can become an instructor of that subject. Debbie began her training in Landscape Art; continued with Flowers and most recently became certified in Wildlife. She is now not only a certified instructor in all three disciplines but she instructs the instructors. The devotion and passion that Debbie brings to her art is evident by her accomplishments. Not only does she teach the would T here will be no Shutter Bugs Camera Club on the 21st as listed in the Chirp. Also, there are no exercise classes scheduled until the 4th of January. In addition, the office will be closed for Christmas, Dec. 24 and 25, and New Years Day, Jan. 1. The management and staff of Cherrywood wish all of the residents a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.End of Time PartyWhat better way to celebrate the end of time than with a Sock Hop party in the clubhouse? Join your friends and neighbors on Dec. 21 at 7 p.m. to dance; eat; drink and be together for what the Mayan Calendar says is the last day. You got to hand it to those Mayans, they were so good at predicting things that they didnt predict the Spanish coming to the New World; didnt predict the end of their civilization and didnt even predict that wed be celebrating on the 21st with a dance. This is a free dance night so bring some goodies to pass around along with your favorite beverage and join your friends for a great time. Typical sock hop attire is acceptable as long as you wear a big smile along with it. Come out and enjoy the fun at the End of Time party.Bocce Ball On Friday night at 7 p.m. not only is the End of Time Sock Hop going to take place, but in addition, our Bocce Ball players will be out in force for the fun games at the Bocce court behind the clubhouse. Come out and enjoy the friendly competition and challenge of Bocce then afterward, come back to the clubhouse and dance the rest of the evening away. Everyone is welcome to play or watch our new players along with a few more accomplished ones as they play this ancient sport. Its a great time every Friday night and promises to be even more fun on this Friday because of the dance thats taking place at the same time. Accordion Club changeBecause of Christmas, the Accordion Club will be meeting on Friday, Dec. 28 beginning at 5:30 p.m. and going until 9 at the clubhouse. This is a special time for our musicians to meet and jam the night away to a wide variety of music genres and styles. More than just accordions are present for these concerts. Other instruments are played as well including guitars; drums; trumpets and trombones etc. Accordion Club Night is free and generally brings out a large crowd of fans. Pack up your snacks and favorite beverage and then come down to the clubhouse for full evening of first class entertainment. Youll be glad you did and Accordion Club Night will become a regular spot on your social calendar for the coming year.Garden Club speakerNorma Samuel, an agent in urban horticulture for the Marion County Extension Service and a Master Gardener, led a very informative discussion on Dec. 11 for the Cherrywood Garden Club. Garden Club may be a misnomer because it is more of a Social Interest group than a club. No dues are required and the only qualification for joining is that you must be a Cherrywood resident and have an interest in plants and nature. If your interest is in decorative gardening; vegetables; formal or informal design and anything in between, this organization is for you. Everyone is welcome to come out and be a part of this group. There are many activities including discussions; field trips; and presentations such as the one held Tuesday. For example, Norma spoke on the difficulties and challenges of winter gardening in North Central Florida, offering solutions; suggestions and taking questions. Next month the club has made plans to take a field trip to Sugar Tree Farms (growing organic vegetables). Everyone will meet at 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 9 at the clubhouse and carpool to the location. For more information about the club and details on the upcoming field trip contact Judy Durst at jdurst@hotmail.com or call 352-873-7849. For updates and to be put on the email list send an email to Cherrywoodgardeners@g mail.com. Norma Samuel is a regular contributing writer for the Star Banner newspaper. Information for this article was supplied by Fred OHern. Angel Tree EmptyEach year, Cherrywood puts out an Angel Tree in the lobby of the clubhouse. On this tree are the names and ages of children in Marion County who have little or no prospects for a Merry Christmas without the generous support of others. This year, the cards on the tree, 37 in total, have all been removed and Geris office was overflowing with the gifts that will brighten these youngsters Christmas morning. We would like to thank and commend all of you who took a name or a family from our tree this year and then went out, with a heart full of love, and bought gifts. There is no doubt that because of your kindness, these families will have a much brighter Christmas than they might have had without your help. Unfortunately, the Marion County officials have advised us that there are more than 10,000 needy children in our area. For that reason, we are considering making our clubhouse a donation place for Toys for Tots next year. If you have any ideas concerning this, please contact Geri and let her know your feelings. Replacing our Angel Tree is a big decision and your input would be greatly appreciated. New Years EveTickets are going fast so be sure to see Geri and get your reservation in for the gala Red and Black New Years Eve Ball. There will be music provided by the ever popular Rainbow Connection starting at 9 p.m. and going until the ringing in of the New Year. Finger foods will be plentiful and party favors will be at each table. 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L ast chance to get your tickets for the New Years Eve Party at Palm Grove. It will start at 9 p.m. on Dec. 31 and end at 1 a.m. on New Years Day. Entertainment will be by Diana and Mitch and the buffet from 9:30 to 10:45 p.m. will consist of Swedish and barbecued meat balls, baked ziti with sausage, cheese and crackers, vegetable dip, fresh fruit tray, stuffed mushrooms, baked chicken wings and spinach and artichoke dip. There will be complementary champagne at midnight. Tickets are $25 per person. Contact Carol Forgette at 352-873-3074 for tickets or more information. Do You Remember? 2011 Christmas ParadeTune in channel 12 for Len Teitlers presentation of the 2011 Christmas Golf Cart Parade, narrated by Anna Boodee. At popular request it will continue to air following FYI daily at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. through Dec 28. Tuesday is (usually) Bingo nightThere will be no bingo on the next two Tuesday nights, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. After the holidays on Tuesday nights at the Orchid Club doors open at 3 p.m., card sales are from 4 to 5:45 p.m. and games begin at 6 p.m. No one under 18 is allowed in the Orchid Club auditorium during the games. Residents and overnight guests must wear visible name tags or pool tags. The snack bar will be open. Bingo is currently in need of volunteers. Please contact Dee Spath at 352237-9364. Republican ClubThe Republican Club will hold its annual holiday pot luck dinner at the Orchid Club on Dec. 26 at 6 p.m. All past, present and future members are welcome. The club will supply the ham, you bring a covered dish of your favorite recipe and your beverage of choice. There will be a short meeting and then delicious food and socializing. For more information and to RSVP call Bob at 352-873-6961. ORHA election announcement ORHA reminds everyone that absentee ballots are available for the 2013 election of directors and neighborhood representatives. Any resident needing an absentee ballot must call Jim Waddell, election commissioner, to schedule a time for you to pick one up. The election will be held on Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Orchid Club from noon until 4 p.m. Performing Arts CompanyFrank Porterfield writes, As the producer of the Performing Arts Company March play, The Odd Couple Female Version, Ive been asked why should we be instructors at the Bob Ross Institute, but she has been to many states from Minnesota to Virginia. In addition, she has traveled the world giving classes in the United Kingdom and Germany. When asked if all the travel was difficult on a single woman she responded, No, I travel with the love of my life; Jim Cox. He helps me with everything like setting up and tearing down the classes Debbie loves teaching. She was inspired into that field early on in her career by one of her instructors, Ellen Tye. When I first started, I was a nervous wreck. Ellen was patient and gave me the confidence to continue. In addition to Cherrywood, Debbie teaches at Marion Landing; Hobby Lobby; Ormond Beach; at local hospitals and even some camp grounds in season. Admittedly her schedule is hectic but she loves her students and her subject matter. She gets great joy in watching her students turn a blank canvas into a beautiful work of art. When talking about her art work and her students, Debbies face lights up. Her outlook on life is enthusiastic and positive stating; If you really want to do something, you just do it. She further describes her classes as a three hour meditation time when you concentrate on the art work and all the other problems disappear. Much has happened since the day Debbie looked out her window. Since first she started, her children are now grown and she is a very proud Grandma. Adrian has two sons and lives in Houston while Elizabeth has one son and lives in Palm Coast. We are pleased that Debbie has chosen Cherrywood as one of the venues where she brings the beauty of her personality; of her talent as an artist and her professionalism as an instructor to our residents. From Your ReporterAs vice president of the Veterans Club, it was my sad duty this past week to lower the American flag in front of our clubhouse to half staff. This was in accordance with the Presidents proclamation to honor and recognize the victims of the tragic shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. While watching the flag slowly descend the cold gray pole, along with millions of others across the country, my heart broke for those who were killed and for their families. On Tuesday, the flag was returned to its respected position of full staff. The emblem of our nation was once again where it belonged. Unfortunately, for our fellow citizens that must endure the unendurable, things will never be where they belong again; things will never be normal again. I ask that you join me in keeping the victims; their families; the first responders and all who were touched by this tragedy in your thoughts and your prayers during the coming days; weeks and years. If you have any comments; suggestions or questions regarding the articles in this column I invite you to contact me at urperssec@yahoo.com. To all of my readers, I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. 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 352-2375741. 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. A candlelight Christmas Eve service is set for Dec. 24 at 6 p.m. The churchs seniors ministry, the Golden Servants will meet on Friday, Jan 25 at 6 p.m. The public is invited to the carry-in dinner and a showing of a video by humorist Jeanne Robertson. Southwest Christian Church is at 9045 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. For more information call 352-2366023. 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. 23 the message will be Realign Life to God.. At each of the Wednesday evening services, Pastor Holloway will speak to the Unknown Scholars, the Unknown Women and the Unknown Shepherd. The Advent season will culminate on Christmas Eve Dec. 24. Joy Lutheran Church will celebrate with two candlelight services, 7 and 10 p.m. Pastor Holloways message will be Rejoice Your Savior Has Come. The Joy vocal and bell choirs will provide music at the 7 p.m. service and the bell choir along with special music is scheduled for the 10 p.m. service. Communion will be served at both services. The tree will be trimmed, the wreaths hung and the poinsettias will adorn the altar. Consider attending one or both of these services for a true Christmas experience. Joy Lutheran Church is on Southwest State Road 200 at 83rd Place, Ocala. For further information call 352-854-4509 ext. 221. Ocala West Church of the NazareneAdvent schedule: Morning Worship Advent Sermon series at 10:30 a.m.: Dec. 23, How to Know God is Real. Special Christmas evening events at 6 p.m. Dec. 23 Childrens program and candlelight service. Dec. 24, Christmas Eve Communion Service. We welcome you. Please join us in making this Christmas as special time of worship! Ocala West Church of the Nazarene is at 5884 S.W. 60th Ave., (Airport Road) Ocala. Our webpage is www.ocalawestnaz.org.Christs Church of Marion County 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 352-8616182, website is www.ccomc.org.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 352-237-4633. First United MethodistOn Christmas Eve, First United Methodist Church of Ocala will offer three services: two traditional services at 4 and 7 p.m. in the sanctuary with harp, organ, Kids Choir, Chancel Choir, and Instrumental Ensemble and a contemporary service at 5:30 with Praise Band and Kids Choir in the Family Life Center. All three services will include child care in the nursery and candlelight and communion. The youth will present a live nativity in the courtyard 15 minutes before the 7 p.m. service. Everyone is cordially invited! First United Methodist Church is at 1126 East Silver Springs Blvd. (State Road 40) diagonally across the boulevard from the old Ritz Hotel. For further information: 352-622-3244 or www.fumcocala.org or wayne@fumcocala.org. St. Jude CatholicCreole Masses for the Haitians in our community are celebrated every second and fourth Sunday of the month at 5 p.m. The next date is Dec. 23. The St. Jude venue for used items, Anthonys Attic, will not be open or accepting donations during the month of December. Fr. Miguel Gonzalez, from St. John Vianney parish in Orlando, will be presenting our Advent Mission this year. The English session will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 22. A special celebration, Retablo, will be held following the 12:30 Mass on Sunday, Dec. 23. The Spanish Posada celebration will take place every evening at 6:30 Dec. 15 through Dec. 23. A Mass will be celebrated only on Dec. 15 and Dec. 23. Christmas Masses start on Dec. 24 with the Childrens Mass at 5 p.m. At 9:30 p.m., the choirs will present a Christmas music program. Following this, Mass will be celebrated at 10 p.m. On Christmas day there are two Masses. The first is at 9 a.m. in English and at 11 a.m. a Mass in Spanish will be celebrated. Friday, December 21, 2012 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com RELIGION CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 14 ~ Friday, December 21, 2012 www.smcitizen.com CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 13 Ambassadors New Years Eve party scheduled O AK RUN C W Carol AnnWheeler Recently, Oak Run had its second room dedicated at Hospices Legacy House. Through the generous donations and hard work of Oak Runners, we are almost halfway to reching our quota for a third room. Shown are some of the volunteers from Oak Run who attended the dedication and who make our annual Hoofin it for Hospice walk such a huge success. Also shown are Mary Ellen Poe, Hospice CEO, and Jennifer Harmon, a coordinator at Legacy House. PLEASESEEOAK RUN PAGE23 000DKG5 Newspaper Advertising Works To advertise in South Marion Citizen please call Tom, Kris or Michel at 352-854-3986 Susan and Dave Beauchamp Owners In September this year, we purchased The Cutting Edge Hair Studio. 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Friday, December 21, 2012 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com the Citizen Maintain the health of your business Advertise in 10 ~ Friday, December 21, 2012 www.smcitizen.com S ince the election, there has been a lot of jibber-jabber by the kings and queens of jibber-jabber about some financial cliff we are facing. I have no idea what they are talking about, and I have a suspicion they do not either, but if I am to guess I would say, it is not a great leap of faith. The great thing about being a jibber-jabber is you do not have to know what you are jibber-jabbering about. In fact, the less you know the more you can jabber your jib. As one great American consumer and I only speak for myself, I am tired of all of this nonsense. In the light of this, I bring good news concerning this ominous financial cliff. I am always happy to bring a little bit of good news in the midst of all of the twaddle and idiotic jibber-jabbing that goes on in our country. I know good news does not make the front page but I think it helps those of us who are tired of the bad news. The good news concerning this financial cliff is that we do not have to worry about it at all, thanks to the Mayans calendar. Wherever they are, somebody needs to congratulate them on saving not only our world but also our country from a financial disaster. If we had the time, I would recommend that they be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. According to the Mayans calendar, the end of the world, whatever that means, is to take place today, Dec. 21. How they had the foresight to come to our rescue at such a portentous time we will never know. Thanks to them, we do not have to worry about any financial cliff that might be looming ahead of us. I think this should be enough to silence all of this political jibber-jabber the rest of us are tired of hearing. As grateful as I am to the Mayan calendar, I do have a little bone to pick with them. I do not mind people predicting the end of the world. Really, they have nothing on me. For years I have predicted the end of the world at the end of every month. Believe me, some months I really came close to the end of the world. At least the end of my world. Now the bone I have to pick is simply this. Why did they pick Dec. 21, which is four days before Christmas? This is very frustrating to me. If they would have consulted with me, I would have suggested maybe the end of the month. After all, give everybody a few days to enjoy his or her last Christmas. Personally, I do not mind missing New Years Eve. In my opinion, it is all hype and nothing else. After all, Dick Clark is gone, so what is the use of celebrating New Years Eve? In my lifetime, I have seen enough people drop the ball; I do not need to stay up to midnight to watch everybody drop the ball. But, Christmas Day, thats a whole different ballgame. The problem I face is simply this, if I buy a Christmas present and the world actually does end on Dec. 21, I have wasted my money. Being a tightwad such as I am, that is a most blasphemous thing to do. On the other hand, if I do not buy Christmas presents assuming that the world will end on Dec. 21, I am going to be redder in the face on Christmas day than Santas suit. The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage will not accept some lame excuse that I thought the world was going to end on Dec. 21. This whole thing has put me in quite a quandary. I know there have been hundreds of people down through the years predicting the end of the world. The problem I have is, what day is going to be right, and who is to say when? Many people are putting a lot of credence on this Mayan calendar. Some are pointing out how brilliant these people were. However, I have one simple question to ask is. If the Mayans were so smart, where in the world are they now? I am rather suspicious of their disappearance, especially, when we come to the end of the world according to their prediction. If they can predict the end of our world, why were they not able to predict the end of their world? So, let us say Dec. 21 is the end of the world. What I am doing to prepare myself for that is stockpiling Apple Fritters. I do not know what the end of the world means, I do not know the condition I am going to be in, but I do know that an Apple Fritter is the So, this is how the world ends O UT TO PASTOR J S Rev. James L. Snyder panacea for all ailments. If I just have enough Apple Fritters, I know I can face anything, even the end of the world. It would be nice that the last thing I do before the world ends is savor a delicious Apple Fritter. Actually, I have something much better. But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you (1 Peter 1:25 KJV). I do not know how the world is going to end, but I do know who is really in charge. Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866552-2543 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com RELIGION Friendship Baptist ChurchCome celebrate the true meaning of Christmas at Friendship Baptist Church on Sunday, Dec. 23 and Monday evening, Dec. 24. Sunday school will be at 9:30 a.m. followed by the morning worship service at 10:45 a.m. Pastor Randall Brown will bring the message exalting the Christ of Christmas. The choir and special music, under the direction of Mrs. Linda Brown will render the beautiful sounds of Christmas. The evening Bible service will be at 6 p.m. A candlelight Christmas Eve service will be held at 6 p.m. Grace plus Four, a singing group composed of Mrs. Brown and her three daughters, will delight the congregation for all of the Christmas services. Friendship Baptist Church is at 19510 S.W. 105th St., off State Road 200. The church office phone is 352-237-2640.Church of the AdventThe young people of Advent are planning a Christmas Pageant on Dec. 24 at 5 p.m. in conjunction with the Family Christmas Eve Mass. The pageant, A Child of Might is based on those presented in Ole England by Guild Members who stood on the street in front of the Anglican church during Advent and acted out the story of Jesuss birth to those passing on the street. Rehearsals are full swing and the production is the result of many hands and hearts. It promises to be memorable. All are welcome to attend. Church of the Advent is located on County Road 484, about one mile west of State Road 200 just across from the fire station. For further information contact the church at 352-4657272. PLEASESEERELIGION PAGE11 Read the classifieds Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is celebrating the holidays by opening to guests on Christmas Day for the first time in 45 years, and offering a holiday gift to visitors: one child age 11 and under free with the purchase of a paid adult admission through Jan. 7. Guests can enjoy the holiday sights and sounds of Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complexs second annual Holidays in Space now through Jan. 1. The Visitor Complex is adorned with a stunning array of holiday decorations and features daily visits and storytelling with Santa and Mrs. Claus through Dec. 24, as well as heartwarming performances of favorite holiday songs by strolling carolers. As an international ensemble of astronauts celebrate the holidays 225 miles above on the International Space Station (ISS), Visitor Complex guests can learn about the holiday traditions of each of the ISS partner countries: Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States. To take advantage of the free child with paid adult admission special, please mention the offer at the front gate ticket plaza when purchasing tickets. The offer is not available for advance purchase. For more information, visit www.kennedyspacecenter.com/holidaysspace.aspx or call 877-313-2610. In addition, the holidays are the perfect time to share mankinds greatest achievements and future of the space program with the entire family. Visitors can get rare behind-the-scenes access to areas of Kennedy Space Center that have been off limits to the public for decades. The KSC Up-Close Tour Series includes tours of the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB), Launch Control Center (LCC), and Launch Pad. The VAB tour has been extended through 2013 and the LCC and Launch Pad tours are confirmed through Mar. 31. Open to the public for the first time in more than 30 years, the VAB Tour provides visitors a look inside the 525-foot-tall structure one of Kennedy Space Center opens to visitors on Christmas PLEASESEESPACE PAGE16 000D2H4 0 0 0 D I V 7 000DIV7 000DGV6 REALTY One Week Real Estate School Foxfire Realty Has Expanded Now Hiring! Full Training! Call Today! Now Hiring Naomi Furbush 352-479-0123 000DL1E OASIS RESTAURANT 7651 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala 352-237-4598 Thank you for your preference.... Open 7 to 7 Mon. 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I t is a scene that is repeated all over the world at this time of year. A family gathers together, pops in a Christmas CD, or perhaps views a DVD, enjoys some seasonal candies, and watches the children as they open their presents and toys. There may even be a brief prayer or two in honor of the birth of Jesus and what most will not realize is that all these acts have Jewish roots. What is Christmas without the seasonal perennial, White Christmas? This favorite with its nostalgic look at snow was written by a Jew, Irving Berlin. And oy! if that were not enough, the lovely carol, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing was written by Felix Mendelssohn who converted to Christianity so that his music would gain fame in a world that was anti-Semitic in its day. And let us not forget the Jewish artists that record seasonal albums such as Barry Manilow and Barbra Streisand. When it comes to videos, most likely they were produced by Jewish producers such as the Weinstein Company. The credit list for most of the Christmas-themed shows especially on the Hallmark Channel read like a synagogue membership list. As for those presents around the tree, many of them, no doubt, came from stores owned or founded by Jews. Those tools for dad, from The Home Depot, the teens outfits from The Gap, moms robe from Macys and the kids toys made by Matel all have Jewish connections. Jews have been merchants for years dealing in everything from pots and pans to diamonds. Many of this countrys famous department stores started out as peddler operations until their owners were able to purchase a building to start a store. As a matter of fact, a friendly rivalry between two famous New York department stores led to the creation of the famous Macys Thanksgiving Day parade. What would the holiday season be without this seasonal kickoff? Are you ready to sink your teeth into some Christmas candy? Those famous Peeps, marshmallow treats usually associated with Easter, also come in the shape of Christmas trees and are made by a Jewish candy company. Ditto for Ben and Jerrys ice cream and Celestial Seasonings Tea, though the original Jewish owners have since sold their companies to other interests. Growing up in Connecticut, going into Hartford for a visit to G. Fox & Co was a special treat around the holiday season. This Connecticut institution had for its motto The Center of Connecticut Living Since 1847. The department store was founded by a Jew, Gershom Fox and over the years it morphed into a major iconic mercantile operation carrying everything from TVs to lingerie. The store was overseen by the formidable matriarch herself, Beatrice Fox Auerbach, whose stringent ways were never crossed. It was a different time and place, the 1980s, but the holiday decorations at the store never failed to thrill us all. Before the store was sold to the May Co., Foxs use to use its street level windows for beautiful animated Christmas displays. There were Santas and reindeer, snow scenes and a toy workshop all with moving animatronic movements, this before 3-D TV and the other electronic devices and advancements that we have today. Still, people came from all over Connecticut and Massachusetts to view the entertaining winter scenes. There is but one other Jewish influence on Christmas I would like to point out. Two thousand years ago, a young Jewish mother named Mary gave birth to a child who would be known as Jesus of Nazareth. This man lived and died as a Jew and it is his legacy and birth that is the celebration of the season. May the beauty and goodwill that prevails during this time of year, spill into the next while we recognize our common roots and heritage. Friday, December 21, 2012 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com Jewish influences and Christmas J UDI S JOURNAL J S Judi Siegal 16 ~ Friday, December 21, 2012 www.smcitizen.com the largest buildings in the world where the Apollo rockets and space shuttles were assembled. The Launch Control Center Tour allows guests inside the Firing Room, where NASA directors and engineers supervised all of the launches for the space shuttle and Apollo programs. For the first time in the 50-year history of Kennedy Space Center, the Launch Pad Tour takes visitors to one of the launch pads from which the space shuttles and Saturn V moon rockets were launched. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex features many attractions and year-round interactive programs, including meeting real astronauts. The standard bus tour, included with admission, explores the history of the Apollo moon and space shuttle programs with panoramic views of Kennedy Space Center, the VABs exterior and a stop at the Apollo/Saturn V Center, where visitors see an authentic 363-foot Saturn V moon rocket and relive the historic Apollo missions that saw man land on the moon. Other Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex attractions and activities include Shuttle Launch Experience, an incredible simulated journey of vertically launching into space and orbiting Earth aboard the space shuttle, as well as the Astronaut Training Experience, Rocket Garden, two IMAX theaters, Astronaut Encounter, Lunch With an Astronaut, U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame and Exploration Space: Explorers Wanted. In addition, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is the future home of the space shuttle Atlantis, with a multimillion-dollar exhibit scheduled to open in July 2013. For more information on Holidays in Space at Kennedy Space Center Complex, please visit www.KennedySpaceCenter.com. SPACECONTINUED FROM PAGE 15 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. 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 000DG9D 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 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 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 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 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 College Road Baptist Church 5010 SW College Road, Ocala, FL (352) 237-5741 Rev. Ronnie Walker, Pastor Rev. Jeff Rountree, Minister of Worship Rev. Rob Loy, Jr., Student Minister Jason Kaminski, Childrens Minister Trina Loy, Preschool Director Holding Forth the Word of Life...JESUS Sunday Worship Services 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00 am 9:30 & 11:00 Sunday School 000D2GN Wednesday 6:30 PM Children/Student Ministries 6:30 PM Mid-Week Bible Study www.collegeroad.org 000COJM 4800 SW 20th St Ocala, FL 34474 352-237-5611 www.bereanbaptist.net Berean Baptist Church Independent Fundamental Dr. Mike Patton Pastor Sunday Bible Study 9:45am Sunday Worship 10:45am & 6:00pm Wednesday Bible Study 7:00pm Assistive Listening System Nursery provided for all services 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 Our Redeemer Lutheran Church LC-MS 5200 S.W. State Road 200 1 3 / 4 Miles West of I-75 Worship Service 8:00 & 11:00 AM Bible Class & Sunday School 9:30 AM Pastor Joe Adams 237-2233 Sharing the Joy of Jesus Christ! 000D7EJ Located a mile west of SR 200 at 10260 SW 110th Street (turn west across from the entrance to Oak Run) Expository Bible Teaching Traditional Services Sunday Worship at 10:00 AM Wednesday Bible Study 6:30 PM 000C8RA Community Church TIMBER RIDGE Wil Clawson Pastor Teacher 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 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 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. Christmas Eve 5pm & 8pm Children & Youth Ministries 000CG1V Wesleyan-Holiness Tradition OCALA WEST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE Teaching the Bible as Gods Word to produce Christ-followers! S undays: Sunday School . . . . . . 9:15 A.M. Morning Worship . . . . 10:30 A.M. Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:00 P.M. Childrens Bible Quizzing 6:00 P.M. Wednesday Evenings Adult Bible Study . . . . . 6:00 P.M. Pastor Curt Dowling 5884 SW 60th Ave. (Airport Rd.) Ocala, Fl 34477 (352) 861-0755 www.ocalawestnaz.org 000D2HD S OUTH M ARION C ITIZEN D IRECTORY A SK FOR M ICHEL N ORTHSEA AT 854-3986 The Reason to Believe... Worship Call to 711195 000A8NZ Ken Halderman (352) 237-4488 10641 SW 80th Ave., Ocala A S K A B O U T N O M O N E Y D O W N V A O R F H A F I N A N C I N G 000DKH5 Homes are selling! Now is the time to list! 2/2/2 HOME with carpet and tile on floors. A 14\9 lanai to enjoy your private back yard, all appliances are included. Perfectly located in this gated 55+ community across Blvd. is the clubhouse. Solar heated pool and many activities for the residents, R/V parking for residents. Landscaped and has garage door opener, great price for this home. MLS368855 $51,500 2/2/2 HOME located on a corner lot fea tures include 9/14 Florida room and a screen lanai. Carpet throughout with vinyl in kitchen and baths, indoor laundry. New air, all appliances are included, great location in a gated 55+ community, Palm Cay offers a solar heated pool. MLS #372992 $67,500 BEAUTIFUL 2/2/1 custom built home. E njoy a large F lorida 14/19 with custom windows kitchen, bathrooms have been updated. H ome is on a corner lot located in a gated 55+ community P alm C ay has a heated pool for the residents. H ome is offered completely furnished. N ewer roof and air. MLS 368961 $89,900 2/2/2 HOME located in Spruce Creek North. Has a new roof and newer air carpet and tile on floors, walk-in closets, large eat-in kitchen, formal dining room, very open and bright living room. Home is a pleasure to show move in condition. 14/9 glass-enclosed lanai. Located in a 55+ community. MLS 380368 $81,000 3/2/2 HOME has laminate floor in house and features a split bedroom plan. Large 10/20 Florida room. Modern kitchen with Corian counter top new cabinets, newer appliances, new sink, newer roof and air. The house is move-in condition, lots of storage located in a guarded 55+ community two pools and clubhouses. MLS382431 $71,500 2/2/1 HOME with carpet and tile, inside laun dry, screen lanai to enjoy the back yard, newer roof. Located in gated 55+ community, great retirement home or winter home. Appliances included. MLS #375557 $49,900 MAGNIFICENT 3/2/2 WINDMILL MODEL featuring split bedrooms and a 12/24 in-ground pool with cage and solar heated. R emolded kitchen with new wood cabinets and Corian counters and new sink, top-of-the-line stainless appliances, laminate floors, inside painted 2011 new roof 2008. M any skylights cathedral ceilings, large master bath with double sinks. P lexiglass encl. porch 15/30. L ocated in a 55 + gated community. L ush landscaping with irrigation. V ery private backyard. B ring offer. MLS #373042 $129,900 2/2/2 HOME with tile and carpet. Large 11/28 Florida room guest bath has a walkin bath tub, great for handicapped person All appliances stay. Located in a gated 55+ community, backs up to Oak Run. Very private covered patio. New roof 06 and air 08. Palm Cay has a solar heated pool, R/V parking for residents. MLS 382291 $57,500 2/2/1 HOME with a private backyard to a wooded area, nicely maintained, new roof 2006, air 2010 new water heater, new glass front door, galley kitchen with tile and back splash inside laundry. Located in a gated 55+ community, termite bond furniture can be included at full price. MLS#377599 $57,500 2/1/1 HOME has tile in kitchen and carpet in the rest. Glass 15/9 Florida room. Located in guarded community. Great place to retire. Two pools and two clubhouses. All new paint. MLS#378843 $37,900 PENDING PENDING 000DFO0 W i s d o Family Medicine Wisdo is Welcoming NEW PATIENTS! (352) 622-9007 Call Today For Appointment Providing Comprehensive Healthcare For The Entire Family Monday Friday 8 A M 5 P M Christine A. Kogoy P.A.-C 2118 SW 20th PL Suite 102, Ocala 34471 (Off of SW 19th Ave. Rd.) BCBS, Blue Options, Cigna, United Health Care, Aetna, Tricare, Medicare and most insurances accepted/billed. Dr. James John Wisdo, D.O. www.wisdofamilymedicine.com Use Ebiz, place a classified ad thru our self service program. 1. Easy 2. Quick 3. Convenient Place your ad TODAY! 000D3L2 www.smcitizen.com Cleaning out your garage?

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A t the Dec. 4 Tuesday Social, Dianne Kmoch received the communitys Volunteer Recognition Award. In his presentation, Board 2nd Vice President Bill Wurst introduced this volunteer as follows: This month we are honoring a resident who moved to Marion Landing 15 years ago and has been working behind the scenes, so to speak, for approximately 6 years. Her volunteer efforts are enjoyed by probably hundreds of residents, maybe even 50 percent of you here this morning. She is the leader of six other residents who sort and shelve all the books in our Library. In addition, she has been working on reorganizing the categories of books, moving shelves, and making the Library more accessible to accommodate every resident. This resident also volunteers as the librarian at Fore Ranchs Brentwood Senior Living Community. It is my pleasure to present the Volunteer Recognition Award to Dianne Kmoch. Upon acceptance of her award, Dianne graciously acknowledged and thanked all the other volunteers who help out in the Library: Connie Burden, Mary Dwyer, Donna Schmidt, Ann Sepper, Joy Stiger and Rita Woch. Diannes engraved plaque will join the more than 152 other volunteers recognized by the community since 2001, all of which are posted in the Lifestyle Center. Award recipients are chosen from a list of residents who are nominated for the award by their peers. If you would like to nominate a fellow resident for a volunteer recognition award, please forward your recommendation, in writing, to a Board member, member of the Activities Support Committee, or the Activities Director.Landing Lites concertThe 2012 Landing Lites holiday concert was a huge success with 29 dedicated members of the chorus starting off the holiday season with songs that reminded us of this most wonderful time of year. From the contemporary selection of Christmas on Broadway to the traditional Silent Night, the varied program was a joy to all. Solos by third generation oboist Sharon Blinkhorn and our own Lina Vallejo highlighted the evening. Linas a capella solo of Frank Shuberts Ave Maria brought tears to the eyes of many of the concert-goers. Lina, a soprano and former opera singer, studied music and singing in Greece and at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia (National Academy of St Cecilia), one of the oldest musical institutions in the world. She has performed in concerts and opera tours with her late husband, Juan Vallejo, throughout Europe in 1960s. I am so happy the performance was so well received. I am happy to be able to give back to this wonderful community, said Lina. New Years Eve tickets Next week is your last chance to get New Years Eve Sock Hop tickets. Tickets will be on sale in the Activities Office until noon on Friday, Dec. 28. Enjoy the best rock n roll music from the 50s and 60s; reminisce about high school sock hops in the gymnasium; and dances such as the stroll and the twist. Rock n Roll Sock Hop is the theme of this years New Years Eve party. Dress is casual; or wear your poodle skirt, your black leather jacket, or saddle shoes with bobby socks and loafers. The evening will begin on at 8 p.m. in the Lifestyle Center. Enjoy stepping back in time with music for your dancing and listening pleasure provided by DJ Marty Krell, and songs will be played throughout the night chosen from a selection of 45s and 33 LP records featuring original artists. Tickets are $6 per person and include a special New Years toast, punch, soda for mixers, party favors and ice. Please BYOB and a snack to share. All Marion Landing residents are welcome, said Chairperson Merry Anne Krell. Were going to have prizes for a variety of contests, including door prizes and trivia. So couples and singles alike, please join in, and ring in the New Year with your friends and favorite memories. Friday, December 21, 2012 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com www.smcitizen.com 8 ~ Friday, December 21, 2012 W ell, we knew it all had to end sometime. The world is evolving, and one of these days everything will come to a conclusion as we know it. Im talking, of course, about the Mayan prophecy that the world will end on Dec. 21, 2012, or 12-21-12. Of course, none of the Mayans who made that prediction about 1200 years ago or so are still around to see if it comes true. Their world ended long ago. Weve heard all about global warming and how its destroying our planet. Weve heard about things like nuclear bombs blotting out the sun and causing the destruction of the earth. Of course, weve all heard about too many nuclear bombs blowing up each other and ending the world that way. But the Mayans? A specific prediction? Who knew? Were these guys that smart back in the days when people thought the world was flat, that the sun moved across the earth, instead of the earth rotating, that it was the gods who created the weather, especially bad weather when the people were bad? And the Mayans who were on the Yucatan probably experienced some bad weather, especially during the hurricane season. If so, I guess its time to get ready. Heading for the hills wont do any good the end of the world will mean the end of those caves, too. A bucket list? Well, youve pretty much run out of days to do that. That upsets me. After all, Ive waited all these years for Notre Dame to win a title, and now it wont happen on Jan. 7, because the Mayans say there wont be a Jan. 7 or a 2013. The Mayans must have been Alabama Crimson Tide fans. The folks in Cherrywood have it right. Theyre having an end of time party tonight. They also have a New Years Eve party coming, but our Cherrywood writer put it perfectly, telling people that if the Mayans were right, ignore the news item about New Years Eve. Of course, you could go about your business in case nothing happens. It is the last weekend before Christmas, so head for the stores, start wrapping and start cooking those goodies. After all, it cant hurt. But let me say one last thing. In the outside case that the Mayans were wrong, all of us here at the West Marion Messenger and South Marion Citizen wish you a Merry Christmas. Well be back next week we hope. 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 week. The deadline is one week prior to each Fridays issue. Send letters to: The South Marion Citizen Editor, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@smcitizen.com. E very year in the final issue before Christmas, we publish an answer to a letter titled, Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. However, after the tragic events last Friday, its very hard to justify a light-hearted editorial about a child. Probably the most gruesome mass shooting in a school occurred in Newtown, Connecticut, when 20year-old Adam Lanza killed his mother in her home, then drove to a local school and killed five more adults and 20 children before taking his own life. This atrocious act left a nation reeling and searching for answers, wondering what could have been done to prevent this crime. The answer is, probably nothing. The school was a shining example of security. To get into the building once classes had started, you had to show yourself on camera at the front door and then be buzzed in. Thats better than most of the schools in Marion County. But the killer broke through the glass, probably by shooting it, and made his way into the school. While there was one big villain in this attack, there were evidently several heroes. There were stories of three people in a meeting near the front of the school, the principal, assistant principal and school psychologist. Another person at the meeting said the three went out to find out what the problem was, and only one came back. There was the person in the front office who activated the intercom so people could hear what was going on. There was the library aide in the back of the school who heard the noise in the intercom, called up front to find out what was happening, and was briefly told, a shooting. She rushed out in the hall yelling lockdown, lockdown, and that kicked off security precautions in a large part of the school. There were various teachers who shielded their young charges from harm by locking them in various rooms, closets and storage areas, keeping the gunman away. There were even stories that some of the children led others to safety. Now it comes to the point where everyone has to cope. The killer not only robbed 20 children of their lives, but also took away the innocence of many, many others. You have to wonder how all those other children are going to be able to celebrate Christmas without this tragedy having a lasting effect on them. And then there are the 20 sets of parents who had to go home without bringing their child with them. We cant imagine what it was like to go into their house and possibly see bright decorations and maybe even wrapped gifts, knowing that those gifts will never be opened by the child for whom they were intended. The rest of us can only offer prayers, not only for the deceased, but for the survivors, that they may have the strength to cope. Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus, but his appearance has been diminished a little this year. Hopefully he will bring some peace and good will we need that a lot more than wrapped gifts right now. S UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Virginias letter not appropriate Goodbye world, if Mayans were right Jim Clark Editor LETTERS TO THE EDITOR God important in our livesPeople who describe themselves as nonreligious (atheists, agnostics, secularists) increased from 8 percent of adults in 1990 to 20 percent in 2012 ... some studies show this increase to be as high 31 percent. This rapid increase is a truly frightening and must be controlled. The obvious way is too deal with the factors that caused it, but that will require time and must be handled through government legislation. Right now, we should consider another way: convincing non-religious people that God is the most influential force in their lives. But how does one accomplish that without appearing to the nonbeliever as too pushy? There are many writings, addressing Gods great influence, which use a lighter-presentation. Two are, Rabbi Marc Gellmans weekly, syndicated column, The God Squad. In it, Rabbi Gellman uses a non-preachy style to make his writings more appealing to readers. Rev. James Snyders weekly column Out to Pastor appears in several publications. Rev. Snyder uses humor in real-life situations to entertain his readers. He then zaps them with a dose of religious-reality at the end of his column. So, one method is the effective use of the written word ... and, of course, we must ways to convince nonbelievers to read those words. Another is through the use of effective prayer. The use of fervent, affirmative prayer furthers belief in God and provides answers to many of lifes questions. The more one prays for something, the better the result will be. An Evangelical missionary, Frank Laubach wrote a book: Prayer, the Mightiest Force in the World. In it Dr. Laubach talks about his flash prayers which are little prayers of goodwill and love that you mentally shoot at passersby and those within your immediate sphere. For example, youre sitting in a mall lobby resting up from shopping. You have little to do but sit, read or make small talk with another sitter. So, why not shoot some prayers at those around you? It wont cause any harm and youll feel much better for doing so ... as will the recipient. It makes no difference whether the recipient is a believer or a nonbeliever. The accepted rule is to direct your prayers to all people regardless of their beliefs. If he or she is a nonbeliever, fine. The more a nonbeliever is bombarded with prayers, the better. The flash prayers will stick to the nonbeliever and eventually he or she will realize that, Hey, this Godthing may be for real! You shouldnt shoot someone a flash prayer in any situation that will cause you to be distracted. For instance, while driving, while walking through a parking lot, or crossing a street. Being seated or waiting on-line are excellent times to shoot prayers. The effects of flash prayers really work ... you just have to truly believe ... and have a positive attitude. Just try it! Hopefully the use of flash prayers will mushroom until almost everyone is shooting prayers at each other. While youre at it, you can even offer prayers of peace, harmony and prosperity for America. God, bless us all. Joe OHara Ocala No morality The recent massacre in Connecticut points out some of the weaknesses in our society, the biggest of which is the elimination of morality in education, both at home and in school. There were so many different stories about this shooter that it was hard to piece everything together. But a few things stood out. Nowhere in any of the stories is it mentioned that he was a churchgoer. The stories point out that he was from a broken home. He lived with his mother, while his remarried father lived in another state. He was home-schooled. That may be fine for some students, but for a boy who is already a loner, it creates a vacuum in his education, that is, learning to socialize with other people. The guns he used were obtained legally by his mother, who took him to shooting ranges. She learned the hard way that you reap what you sow. She died from a couple of bullets in the head from those same guns. Although family members have pointed to a disease, no medical professionals have stepped forward to say that he suffered from anything. It does show the lack of proper treatment if it is true that he was physically sick. He was a ticking time bomb. Its unfortunate that it went off in a crowded elementary school. God rest all those souls. Edgar Tyson Ocala READER OPINIONS INVITED Dianne Kmoch receives volunteer recognition M ARION LANDING D B Diane Bress PLEASESEELANDING PAGE18 PHOTO BY DIANE BRESSVolunteer award recipient Dianne Kmoch with Board 2nd Vice President Bill Wurst. 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A Marion County Sheriffs Office Special Review Committee recently completed an assessment of an incident involving suspect Joshua Salvato, Deputy Lauren Miley and Deputy Norman Brown. This incident has been reviewed by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the State Attorneys Office and a grand jury with no criminal wrongdoing discovered against the deputies. The special review committee provided recommendations to Sheriff Ed Dean. I have received the special review committees report and recommendations, Dean said. I agree with the conclusions in the report and I have requested that the recommendations be implemented. Both deputies Miley and Brown received greater than the 40-hour minimum required training to remain a certified law enforcement officer and were not deficient in the any required training. The special review committee submitted seven recommendations to the Sheriff Dean. Additionally, I am reassigning deputies Miley and Brown to the Corrections Division in response to the recommendation of a structured environment, Dean said. The grandj recognized that a deputys job is dangerous. It is widely recognized that individual respond to critical incident stress differently. Research identified that stress not only affects the employee, but the department, the public and the employees family as well. The research recognized that it is beneficial to the agency and the employee to provide support and allow for sufficient recovery time for those involved in a critical incident. Based on the research it is important we provide an opportunity for Deputy Brown and Deputy Miley to sufficiently recover within a structured work environment to reduce the likelihood of the negative effects of critical incident stress, Dean said. Salvato was shot and killed in an incident in the Summerfield area. His family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Sheriffs Office. Thermo-Cool seminar Thermo-Cool Heating & Air Conditioning will be at the Lifestyle Center on Thursday, Jan. 10, at 11 a.m. In addition to giving us tips on consumer savings, things you can do to avoid a service call and an update on whats new in the industry, they will be providing a free barbecue for those who attend. Tickets are $1 each (refundable at the door) and are available at the Jan. 8 Tuesday Social and in the Activities Office during regular ticket sale hours. Country music concertGet ready for an afternoon of country music on Sunday, Jan. 13, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Lifestyle Center. Music from Loretta Lynn and Crystal Gayle will be brought to life by tribute artists Jo Dee Marie as Loretta Lynn and Myndi Duprie as Crystal Gayle. Jo Dee has been performing since 2003 and had a show in Branson in 2008. She currently tours with Jamies Legends, performing in casinos and other various venues. Myndi performs a variety of musical styles including country, pop, rock and blues; and she has the ability to sound just like the original singer of the song she is performing. Tickets for this show are $6 each and are available to residents at the Jan. 8 Tuesday Social and in the Activities Office during regular ticket sale hours. Sit and Be Fit Sit and Be Fit video exercise workouts will be offered on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10 a.m. in the Great Room beginning Jan. 2. We have 20, half-hour episodes from which to choose; and they include a full body workout designed to strengthen, stretch and improve overall functioning of the body. These programs are upbeat and lively, featuring a variety of fun movements and music. These free classes are for Marion Landing residents and their guests only, and no registration is required. We hope to see you there. Sunday KaraokeDo you like to sing? Join John Winn for a couple of hours of fun singing Karaoke on Sunday, Jan. 6, at 2 p.m. in the Lifestyle Center. As long as theres interest, well continue Karaoke each Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m., unless another special event is planned. For more information, give John a call. Travel newsIf you are interested in any of the trips listed below, details are available on the flyers posted on the Travel Board in the Lifestyle Center, or you may call 352-237-7152 for more information. Trips are open to the general public if space allows. Be part of one of the first groups to sail aboard the brand new cruise ship Celebrity Reflection departing from Miami on Jan. 5, 2013, with stops in San Juan, St. Maarten and St. Kitts. Reservations are being accepted for this seven night Eastern Caribbean cruise. Cost includes all port charges, taxes, round-trip bus from Ocala, gratuities and onehour open bar cocktail party. Reservations are being accepted for a day at Tampa Bay Downs on Feb. 15. Try your luck betting on the horses as well as enjoy a great meal. The cost is $54 per person, which includes clubhouse admission, racing program, trophy presentation in Winners Circle, and a hot buffet luncheon with carving station in the Clubhouse Turn Dining Room. Its a sure bet that youll have a great day. Join the group going to a spring training baseball game on Sunday, Mar. 24. Its the Philadelphia Phillies vs. the Boston Red Sox at Bright House Field in Clearwater. Cost is $62 and includes round-trip bus from Ocala, reserved premium seats for the 1:05 p.m. game and tip for driver. Lunch is on your own in the ball park. Bus departs about 10:30 a.m. and, depending on the length of the game, returns approximately 6 p.m. Your non-refundable payment is due by Jan. 15, so reserve your seat before this trip sells out. Do you like to plan ahead? Then mark your calendar for Jan. 19 to 26, 2014 (yes, thats 2014) for a western Caribbean cruise on Freedom of the Seas. You will visit ports in Labadee (Haiti), Jamaica, Grand Cayman and Cozumel. Costs include the cruise, port charges and government taxes, as well as a $50 bonus per cabin shipboard credit. More information is listed on the Travel Board. If youre thinking about taking a vacation in the spring of 2014, our Travel Club has made plans for a terrific European riverboat cruise on the Elbe River. Enjoy time in Berlin, Dresden, Wittenberg and Prague and includes seven nights aboard the M/S River Allegro, which was built specifically for cruising the Elbe, and was recently refurbished with the travelers needs and comfort in mind. More details on this spectacular trip are listed in the brochure posted on the Travel Board. Residents: dont forget to vote for your favorite decorated house in the Marion Landing House Decorating Contest. Stop by the Lifestyle Center to see the photos of the houses entered in the contest and to pick up your ballot. The ballot box is located on the shelf under the Activity Wall. Voting ends Dec. 31. Best wishes for a happy holiday season. Diane Bress is Marion Landings Activities Director and an employee of Leland Management, Inc. Friday, December 21, 2012 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 18 ~ Friday, December 21, 2012 www.smcitizen.com LANDINGCONTINUED FROM PAGE 17 Christmas is Tuesday. Theres still time to do that last minute shopping where you get to fight everyone else to get those perfect gifts before the stores close. This can wear you down. So, while the kids anxiously await the arrival of Santa Claus, take a break, relax and stop at Pun Alley for some punny stories. A kids visionA youngster drew a Christmas scene that showed Santa, sleigh and reindeer. There were the regular eight and Rudolph plus a strange looking tenth animal. The addition looked like a cross between a reindeer and a cow with a green nose. The youngster explained that it was Olive, the udder reindeer. When the same youngster drew a nativity scene he included three very tiny men wearing crowns. He explained that they were the wee three kings from the Orient. His last bit of creativity showed four robed men standing in a flowerbed under a full moon. They were the shepherds who watched their Phlox by night. Stamp stumper A blonde went to the post office to buy stamps for her Christmas cards. She said to the clerk, May I have 50 Christmas stamps? What denomination? the clerk asked. Wow! Has it come to this? said the blonde, Give me 6 Catholic, 12 Presbyterian, and 33 Baptist. Stocking stuffersA kid who doesnt believe Santa can get a million things in one bag ought to look inside his mothers purse. Tom bought his boy an educational toy to help him make it through life. No matter how you put it together, its wrong. Wife, to husband on Christmas morning, You angel! Just what I need to exchange for what I wanted. The fact that Santa works just one day a year really says something. Hes not only loved by kids, hes an inspiration to civil servants. The other day John sent his girlfriend a huge pile of snow. He called her and asked, Did you get my drift? Man who put face in punchbowl, get punch in nose. Santa Claus has the right idea. Visit people only once a year and youll always be welcome. Present present A young soldier sat in the bus station waiting for his bus and feeling sorry for himself. A nearby man said, Cheer up, young fellow. Its Christmas. You know, Santa, ho-ho-ho. The soldier said, Let him go ho-ho-ho himself! When I was ten, I asked him for a soldier suit. This year I got it! Frazzle on Christmas Eve Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, Not a creature was stirring, not even my spouse; With only six hours left, until morning light, Assembling kids presents would take me all night. When out on the lawn there arose such a racket, I threw down my pliers and put on my jacket; I swung open the door, to check out the noise, And saw a red-suited man, bringing more toys. My kids dont need more toys, I countered right quick, But he wouldnt hear no, that stubborn Saint Nick; These new toys have detailed instructions, he said, And he winked as he lifted a bag from his sled. But Nick, I pleaded, dont you have simple toys? Cant they build simple things those elves you employ? How bout a ball, a rag doll or gun that shoots darts, Or some other present made of only one part? Santa said, Those kinds of toys are pass these days, Its complicated gadgets that are all the craze; So, please take these here toys and Ill be on my way, I have houses to get to and visits to pay. Then he left me there speechless, alone with my work, And filled all the stockings, then turned with a jerk; And laying his finger aside of his nose, And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose. He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle, And away they all flew like the down of a thistle; But I heard him exclaim, as he jumped in his sleigh, Youll need 62 batteries all triple A.While this weeks column has been some fun, let us remember that the real joy of Christmas comes from knowing Jesus Christ. Oak Run residents Dick and Jane wish you all a Merry Christmas! Ho, ho, ho! Its time for Christmas puns P UN ALLEY D F Dick Frank Early deadline next week Deputies in fatal shooting incident cleared, but reassigned Hospice seeks singers, volunteersHospice 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. Volunteers Needed. One or two hours can be a blessing to our patients and families receiving hospice care. Sitting with patients, while caregivers run errands, or go to Dr. appts. can be so rewarding and fulfilling. If you are interested in becoming an Odyssey Hospice, Bedside Blessing Volunteer, please contact, Laura Roweton @ 352-622-9331 or lroweton@odsyhealth.com Read the classifieds 000DKEW THEDRESSINGROOMOCALA @ YAHOO COM C ALL FOR C ONSIGNMENT I NFORMATION 352-237-5478 7256 SW 62 ND A VENUE S UITE 3, O CALA We Are The New Supplier For Habersham Candle Co. Flameless Candles CLOTHING 50% & 75% OFF AS MARKED NEW JEWELRY 15% OFF WITH AD DESIGNER CLOTHING Chicos, Virgo II, Coldwater Creek, Jones New York, Ann Taylor, Krashetta Stenay, and many more! FORMAL WEAR CRUISE WEAR NEW ARRIVALS DAILY M ON F RI 10 TO 5 S AT 10 TO 3 000DJTO 000DJNC 0 0 0 D A V M 000DK0S PRAYER TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN Never known to fail, Oh most beau tiful flower of Mt. Carmel, fruitful vine splendor of Heaven. Blessed of the son of God. Immaculate Virgin assist me in my necessity. Oh, Star of the Sea, help me and show me. Herein, you are my mother. Oh, Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to secure me in this necessity. There are none that can withstand your power. Oh, show me herein, you are my Mother, Oh, Mary conceived without sin, pray for us to have resource to thee. Three times. Holy Spirit, you who solve all prob lems and light all roads so that I can obtain my goal. You who gave me the divine gift to forgive and forget all evil against me and that in all instances in my life, you are with me. I want in this short prayer to thank you, as you once again con firm that I never want to be sepa rated from you in eternal glory. Thank you for your mercy towards me and mine. The persons must say their prayer three consecutive days, after three days the request will be granted. The prayer must be pub lished after the favor is granted. 000DJRN 000DJEO 873-6100 Royal Palms Plaza 854-8787 Oak Run REAL ESTATE CORP www.DeccaRealEstate.com The Star Realtors o f Marion County YOU CAN PICK UP MAPS AND FLYERS TO ALL DECCA OPEN HOUSES AT ALL 3 GATES SR 200, 484, AND SW 62ND A VE. 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Friday, December 21, 2012 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 6 ~ Friday, December 21, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Plaque presentation Robyn Powell, general manager of Bob Evans Restaurant holds a plaque she was presented by the COPS organization of the Southwest District Sheriffs Office because the restaurant provided lunch for new prospective members of the group at a recruiting meeting. 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All prices and payments are with $1,000 cash or trade equity plus tax, tag, and $395 administration fee. Payments are for 75 months at 3.75% with approved credit. Go to AutoMaxocala.com for details. Offers cannot be combined. 1918 SW 17th St. AutoMaxOcala.com 352-401-0808 QUALITY CARS AT OUTLET PRICES Marion Countys Preowned Dealer! A u t o M a x O c a l a c o m A u t o M a x O c a l a c o m AutoMaxOcala.com 3 5 2 4 0 1 0 8 0 8 3 5 2 4 0 1 0 8 0 8 352-401-0808 AutoMax is loaded with hundreds of cars, trucks, SUVs and vans that must go before the end of the year. NOW is the time to get the best vehicle and the best deal. Every vehicle is priced at or just above wholesale, offering the lowest rates with no payments for 90 days and youll get more for your trade! AutoMax will do whatever it takes, within reason, to earn your business. Dont miss this sale. 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M664 AutoMax Price $14,995 2011 CHEVROLET GREAT GAS SAVER 5YR/100K WARRANTY 2012 DODGE QUAD CAB SLT, V8 M734 2009 LINCOLN NICE LUXURY CAR M737 2007 MAZDA SUPER CLEAN, LOW MILES M744 2007 FORD LOCAL TRADE, SHARP VEHICLE M717A 2004 LINCOLN GREAT CONDITION, JUST SERVICED 2012 CHEVROLET LT, V8, MUST SEE M811 2011 TOYOTA 2WD, ONLY 8K MILES, MUST SEE M332 2012 TOYOTA SE, LOADED, ONLY 5K MILES M818 2012 CHEVROLET 2010 HYUNDAI 2011 TOYOTA 2011 ACURA 2012 FORD SEL, MOONROOF, LEATHER 2010 CHEVROLET SS, V8, LOADED 2011 HONDA LX, VERY NICE CAR 2012 NISSAN SV, CREW CAB, V8 2012 CHRYSLER SHARP CAR 2012 MAZDA GREAT MID-SIZE CAR, GOOD MPG 2011 CHEVROLET LT, GREAT MPG, GREAT VALUE 2008 BUICK LOCAL TRADE, LOW MILES 2008 TOYOTA 2WD, CREW MAX, V8 2011 HYUNDAI 38 MPG, AUTOMATIC 2012 CHEVROLET LT, 3RD ROW, LOW MILES AVEO $ 138 mo. M691 AutoMax Price $9,495 RAM 1500 $ 272 mo. AutoMax Price $18,880 MKS $ 256 mo. AutoMax Price $17,660 MX-5 MIATA $ 186 mo. AutoMax Price $12,745 MUSTANG $ 159 mo. AutoMax Price $10,941 TOWN CAR M757A AutoMax Price $ 7,880 SILVERADO 1500 $ 285 mo. AutoMax Price $19,680 TUNDRA $ 332 mo. AutoMax Price $22,880 CAMRY $ 268 mo. AutoMax Price $18,480 CREW CAB, LT, V8 SILVERADO 1500 $ 348 mo. M826 AutoMax Price $23,880 MUST SEE THIS ONE... TOO MUCH TO LIST! GENESIS COUPE $ 232 mo. M813A AutoMax Price $15,980 LE, 4CYL CAMRY $ 216 mo. M839 AutoMax Price $14,880 ONLY 9K MILES MDX $ 449 mo. M841 AutoMax Price $30,980 FOCUS $ 195 mo. M842 AutoMax Price $13,480 CAMARO $ 399 mo. M846 AutoMax Price $27,680 ACCORD SDN $ 199 mo. M847 AutoMax Price $13,680 TITAN $ 289 mo. M848 AutoMax Price $19,880 200 $ 188 mo. M851 AutoMax Price $12,980 MAZDA6 $ 188 mo. M855 AutoMax Price $12,980 IMPALA $ 172 mo. M823A AutoMax Price $11,780 LACROSSE AutoMax Price $ 11,440 M779A TUNDRA $ 275 mo. M868 AutoMax Price $18,990 ELANTRA $ 188 mo. M878 AutoMax Price $12,980 TRAVERSE $ 299 mo. M880 AutoMax Price $20,640

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Friday, December 21, 2012 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 20 ~ Friday, December 21, 2012 www.smcitizen.com ARIES (March 21 to April 19) An old adversary wants to make amends over the holidays. The decision is yours. But wouldnt it be nice to share the upcoming new year with another friend? TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) As news of your work gets around, expect to receive a special holiday gift from influential contacts who could help you launch your new projects in the new year. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Instead of fussing over what you didnt do to prepare for the holidays, relax and enjoy the kudos for a job truly well done. A happy surprise awaits you early next year. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) The best way to shake off lingering holiday blues is to join loved ones in the fun and festivities of this special time. A confusing situation starts to make sense in upcoming weeks. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Special emotional rewards mark this holiday time for Leos and Leonas who are able to open up to new relationships and the possibilities they offer in the upcoming year. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Your efforts to make the holidays especially memorable for some people will be rewarded in some unexpected (but very welcome) ways in the upcoming year. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Be assured that your efforts to make this holiday special for everyone wont go unnoticed by those who could make some important changes in your life. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Lots of folks want you to light up their holiday parties. But try to take some quiet time twixt those glittering galas to spend with some very special people. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) While the current round of holiday revels has your social life on the fast track, someone special might want to keep pace with you next year, as well. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Enjoy all the fun you deserve at this holiday time. However, dont lose sight of the need to check out some of the changes the new year is expected to bring. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) What happens during this holiday time can help clear up some of the confusion jeopardizing a once-stable relationship. Follow your instincts on what to do next. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Your holidays are brightened by new friends eager to become part of your life. But dont forget to spend time with that one special person. (You know who!) BORN THIS WEEK: You have the ability to encourage people to reach their potential by setting an example with your own efforts. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. Read the classifieds Toys for TotsSouthern Style Hair Salon, 8585, S.W. State Road 200, held a drive for Toys for Tots, with a box of toys shown here. According to Donna Hawley, the shop raised $222 cash in addition to the box full of toys. Best of the Best four years in a row HOURS: Mon. Fri. 10am 5pm Hearing Aid Centers A NAME YOU CAN TRUST WITH OVER 1500 LOCATIONS NATIONWIDE FREE HEARING AIDS FOR ALL FEDERAL WORKERS & RETIREES *No Co-Pay or Exam Fee Inside Walmart Hwy. 200 & Corner 484, Ocala 352-291-1467 000DF1Y Inside Crystal River Mall Across from K-Mart 352-795-1484 Inside Sears Paddock Mall 352-237-1665 F e d e r a l G o v e r n m e n t I n s u r a n c e C o d e # 1 0 4 # 1 0 5 # 1 1 1 o r # 1 1 2 C H E C K Y O U R Q U A L I F I C A T I O N S C A L L 3 5 2 2 9 1 1 4 6 7 BC/BS LIMIT 1 COUPON PER VISIT. LIMIT 2 PACKS PER VISIT. One More Week! BATTERIES PREMIUM ZINC BATTERIES 99 FREE HEARING TEST FREE REPAIRS (IN OFFICE ONLY) HEARING AID Fits 30 DB Loss Full Shell #ME200 $ 695 .00 000DEBP J o h n & B r e n d a H a y n e s 2 3 7 4 3 4 3 o r 8 9 5 3 0 2 7 00091SZ EACH OFFICE IS INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED Proud To Be Your Neighborhood Realtor O P E N 7 D A Y S 0009B5C M a r g a r e t O r l a n d o 2 3 7 4 3 4 3 M a r y e l l e n C o t t e n 2 6 6 4 8 4 9 D a w n & B o b P e r i n c h i e f 5 7 2 6 1 1 9 B i l l A k e r 2 9 9 4 5 7 1 J i m M c I n t y r e 3 6 2 0 7 8 8 L y n n e K a m p f 2 0 9 8 9 1 4 S t e v e R u d m i n a s 8 7 5 8 3 1 0 L o r i K o v a l e n k o 5 0 2 0 6 0 2 E R A B I G S U N R E A L T Y ERA BIG SUN REALTY bigsunrealty.com see our website for virtual tours 7454 SW SR 200 OCALA, FLORIDA 34476 1800-229-2943 ~ Toll-Free, (352) 237-4343 LOCATED ACROSS FROM HWY. 200 LOWES C o n r a d & D a n i a M e l a n c o n 2 0 8 4 9 2 4 o r 8 0 4 2 2 8 4 000DJFT COME TAKE A LOOK! Nice single family home with 2/2/2 + den/study, has lots to offer. Home features eat-in kitchen, breakfast bar, and dining area. Hardwood and tile floors, built in appliances, extra lighting in kitchen cabinets, skylight, ceiling fans, large master bedroom with large bath. Inside laundry, front porch, and back roof over patio. Natural gas to keep cost down. Priced right! MLS#382487/JH/ARO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $124,900 THIS 2 BEDROOM, 2 BATH VILLA is in immaculate condition. Designer tile in kitchen, family room, living/dining room. Lovely lanai with outdoor patio in rear. Newer A/C, windows, roof, washer, dryer. Extra long garage for laundry and work bench area. MLS#380131/BA/MUR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $49,900 ROOM FOR TWO FAMILIES in one and non-stop fun! This 5/4/4 split plan has two master suites as well as butcher block in kitchen. Pool with diving board for those hot summer days. All in a setting of almost 6 acres! Bring your horses and let the fun begin! MLS#375590/LK/LEW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $499,000 OUTSTANDING SETTING for this 3/2/2 in prestigious 55+ community. Very private backyard to enjoy from your large screened porch. A MUST SEE! MLS#379982/DP/PET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $147,500 PLEASE PRESENT THIS AD TO GUARD AT GATE OPEN HOUSE 8529 B SW 91ST PLACE For more information, go to www.bigsunrealty.com, click on Open Houses PLEASE PRESENT THIS AD TO GUARD AT GATE OPEN HOUSE 8530-C SW 90TH STREET For more information, go to www.bigsunrealty.com, click on Open Houses EASY LIVING in this 3/2/2 with pool under screen enclosure. Vaulted ceilings, plantation shutters, landscaping & much more! MLS#381405/CM/WEA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $159,900 PLEASANTLY REMODELED 2/2/2. Plus family room. Tile throughout, raised panel cabinets and granite countertop in kitchen and much more! MLS#380424/CM/ROM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $59,900 LARGE END UNIT VILLA! 2 Bedrooms (split plan), 2 bathrooms, den/library, tile in kitchen, family room & both baths. Large 2-car garage and covered back porch. MLS#383529/BA/GRA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $73,800 FRESHLY PAINTED living/dining rooms and hallway, with lots of tile thru-out living area. This cozy home is a great snowbird nest! 2 bedrooms and 2 bath, with 1-car garage, eat-in kitchen, formal dining room leading to the enclosed lanai, fenced-in area for your pet. Enjoy the community center & pool. MLS#378404/LBK/TUR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $65,000 VERY NICE EXPANDED 2/2/2 VILLA. Newer heat/AC, roof, appliances and water softener. Also a security system. Large kitchen overlooking the family room. Plus Florida room and glass enclosed lanai under heat/AC. Enjoy sitting on your rocking chair front porch. This home offers plenty of living space for entertaining. MLS#377835/LBK/STA . . . . . . . . $59,000 8529 B SW 91ST PLACE DIRECTIONS: OTOW main gate, T/R @ 85th Ter., T/L @ 83rd Ter., T/L @ 91st Pl., home on right. OPEN SUNDAY 12:00-12:45 PM ON TOP OF THE WORLD MOVE INTO THIS CHARMING 2/2/1.5 VILLA. Its clean and move-in ready. All appliances plus washer & dryer. Eat-in U-shaped kitchen, plus ample cabinets for storage. Enjoy the living/dining areas for entertaining. Relax in the glass enclosed Florida room under Heat/AC. MLS#377812/LBK/FLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $41,900 8530-C SW 90TH STREET DIRECTIONS: OTOW main gate, T/R @ 90th St., home on left. OPEN SUNDA Y 1:00-1:45 PM ON TOP OF THE WORLD NEW LISTING ON TOP OF THE WORLD CANDLER HILLS ON TOP OF THE WORLD SPRUCE CREEK ON TOP OF THE WORLD OAK RUN ON TOP OF THE WORLD MORRISTON MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and to your family from all of us at ERA Big Sun Realty! GREAT SETTING FOR THIS 2/2/2 free-standing home with a den + formal dining room AND breakfast nook & inside utility room. EVERYTHING you could want for active retirement living. Call today for a personal viewing. MLS#382018/DP/BRU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $109,500 ON TOP OF THE WORLD COZY HOME with detached guest cottage on maintained lot in Oak Run golf-view neighborhood. 2/2/2 main house with full bathroom in detached guest cottage perfect for out-of-town visitors! MLS#383650/LK/USE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $119,000 CLEAN AND PRISTINE HOME IN CHERRY WOOD! 3/2/2 split plan with laminate floors in living/dining areas and ceramic tile in kitchen and baths. Newer A/C 2008 and new master shower 2010. Extended vinyl enclosed lanai for added outdoor enjoyment. MLS#383556/LK/BRO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $79,900 NEW LISTING CHERR Y WOOD NEW LISTING OAK RUN MID-SIZED 2/2/2 on large corner lot on quiet cul-de-sac, meticulous interior, tile floors, spacious eat-in kitchen, split bedrooms, screen porch, some furniture stays. MLS#373618/SR/POL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $99,900 OAK RUN 000DJO7 CARDS AND GIFTS S TORE 352-854-1970 F AX 352-854-6186 8449 SW SR 200, O CALA F RIENDSHIP C ENTER P OST O FFICE F AX C OPIES L OTTERY Wishing you the very best this holiday season.

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Friday, December 21, 2012 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com 4 ~ Friday, December 21, 2012 www.smcitizen.com This weeks puzzle answers 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.Sunday, Dec. 23 Play, service at Ocala WestOcala West Church of the Nazarene invites you to Twas The Night Before Christmas, a homespun play and candlelight service, Sunday, Dec. 23 at 6 p.m. A fellowship time with cookies and hot chocolate will follow. Community calendar The church is at 5884 S.W. 60th Ave. (Airport Road), Ocala. Sunday, Dec. 30 JOY Night at Christs ChurchJoin as we lift our hearts in praise for an evening of traditional and contemporary musical worship celebrated with participating Marion County Christian Churchs, families and friends. The program begins at 5 p.m. with refreshments following. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala. Contact 352-861-6182 or www.ccomc.org. 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 352-8546193 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. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner served at 6:30. We feature a 50/50 raffle, a basket raffle, and a door prize. Proceeds go to local charities. 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. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Member of the Community Papers of Florida Hear ye, hear ye: Youngsters in grades 3-12 who wish to join the royal court of Prince Charmless, this springs performance class, may audition on Saturday, Jan. 19 at 9 a.m. Those who audition successfully will take part in a performance class, for which there is a tuition charge. This zany fairy-tale comedy is the tale of a charmless prince who prefers baking and creating culinary masterpieces to fencing, rescuing damsels in distress, and other typical charming prince activities. His concerned Audition scheduled for Civic Theatre class family makes every attempt to cure him of his lack of charm, even hiring flamboyant and loquacious pageant consultant Madame Muzette to give him a crash course on the subject. His castle is soon invaded by a passel of putrid princesses summoned to a ball, including Princess Prunella, who is allergic to everything; the accident-prone Princess Pandora; and many others. When tragedy strikes and an ogre abducts the princesses, will Charmless be able to save the day? No preparation is necessary for auditions. Students will be asked to read scenes from the play and perform a few improvised scenes. Class will meet Monday through Friday, Jan. 28 through March 8, from 4:45 to 6:15 p.m. Performances will be held on the outdoor stage on: Saturday, March 9 at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday, March 10 at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 16 at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday, March 17 at 3 p.m. For more information on this or any other class, you can download the class schedule (including dates, times, fees, class descriptions, and registration form) from www.ocalacivictheatre.com. There is a tuition fee for all classes, but scholarships are available for students who demonstrate financial need. Registration forms may be turned in to the Ocala Civic Theatre box office, faxed to 352-236-0927, or mailed to 4337 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, FL, 34470. For more information, call 352-2362274. Early deadline for next week 0 0 0 D H 3 H Saturday, December. 22 & 29 Theresa Nail Tech, Barbara Stylist Connie Stylist, Teresa Stylist, Christine Stylist, Jackie Stylist, Lana Stylist, Cindi Assistant 000DKD5 9070 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala 352 854-5566 J a c k i e s J a c k i e s Jackies B e a u t y W i t h i n B e a u t y W i t h i n Beauty Within Hair Salon Nail Salon Hair & Nail Hair & Nail Salon Salon Mon. 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The catalog for the Ocala Breeders Sales Companys 2013 Winter Mixed Sale is now available on the OBS website at http://obssales.com. The sortable master index provides access to pedigree updates occurring since the catalog went to the printer. A total of 636 horses have been cataloged to date for the two-day sale, scheduled to begin Tuesday, Jan. 15 with hip numbers 1-162 selling in the Consignor Preferred session. The 181 horses (hip numbers 163 343) cataloged in the Horses of Racing Age section will sell immediately after the Preferred session. OBS is accepting supplemental nominations for the Horses of Racing Age section through Friday, Dec. 21. Supplements to the Racing Age section will begin with hip number 344. Past performances are currently available online. Hip numbers 401 693 sell on Wednesday, Jan. 16 in the Open Session. The sale begins each day at 10:30 a.m. The Racing Age Section includes 26 newly turned two year olds and 155 older horses. The optional Under Tack Show, set for Monday, Jan. 14 at 10 a.m., will be streamed live via the OBS website and videos will be posted online as well as viewable at the sales grounds. The 258 newly turned yearlings in the sale are highlighted by the progeny of a strong roster of proven sires including Flower Alley, Hard Spun, Harlans Holiday, Kittens Joy, Mineshaft and Tale of the Cat. Florida-based stallions represented by yearlings in the sale include Wildcat Heir, Montbrook, Leroidesanimaux (BRZ), Circular Quay, High Cotton and Put It Back. Promising stallions with yearlings in the sale include Colonel John, Desert Party, Majestic Warrior, Munnings, Quality Road, Street Boss, Super Saver and Zensational as well as Florida-based Cool Coal Man and Kantharos. Broodmare buyers will find mares in foal to a good group of proven stallions including Big Brown, Elusive Quality, Proud Citizen, Scat Daddy, Spring At Last and Tiz Wonderful as well as up and comers Archarcharch, Big Drama, First Dude and Pioneerof the Nile. Stakes winner Bingo, a 4year-old daughter of Bernstein with earnings over $200,000 is sure to attract attention in the Horses of Racing Age category as well as the 2-year-old colt Falling Sky, by Lion Heart, a winner at first asking and a good fourth in the Inaugural Stakes on opening day at Tampa Bay Downs. Falling Sky returned to the races at Gulfstream and was the winner of an allowance race on Saturday, Dec. 15. Lavalette Gold, a 2year-old daughter of Circular Quay, was second in the Joe OFarrell Stakes at Calder after she broke her maiden in her only other start. Channel of Gold, a 2year-old daughter of Bernardini, showed promise finishing 3rd at Calder in only her second start. Current information about OBS sales, consignors and graduates is now also available via social media sites Facebook and Twitter. A link on the homepage directs users to either site. Sales results will be available on the OBS website, updated hourly during each session of the Winter Mixed Sale. In addition, the latest news regarding OBS graduates, sales schedules, nominations, credit requests, travel information and other news relevant to OBS consignors and customers is also available. E-mail should be addressed to obs@obssales.com. For more information regarding the Winter Mixed Sale or OBS website, please call (352) 237-2154. Friday, December 21, 2012 ~ 3 www.smcitizen.com 22 ~ Friday, December 21, 2012 www.smcitizen.com BY ELOISE HOLLYFIELD ejh2025@gmail.com Acknowledgements of those who donated blood to help save others, a party for an active OTOW club, bowling updates, and travel mark this weeks OTOW Happenings. Life South Blood MobileDonations on Nov. 5 Life South Blood Drive, included some regulars, some new people, but all were real winners, and Life South thanks them! The following people gave the gift of life through their donations: were made by the following: Catherine Bennett; Richard Copeland; Susan Copeland; Gordon Daniels; Donald Dornstetter; Raymond Governatori; Francis Helmuth; Norma Higgins; Frederick Hobbins; Evelyn Holiday; Carol Johnson; Vincent Johnson; John Kovary; Barbara Krantz; Edward Lalonde; Nancy Ludvik; Roger McKay; Donn Mischke; Sandy OBrien; Reinaldo Ojeda; Howard Rutkowski; Simone Selesses; Arthur Schneider; John Searis; Debra Strob; Paul Wagnitz; Barbara Weyres; and John Wilson.The Lions Club The Lions Club celebrated its annual Christmas party recently. Members brought food items for the buffet and wrapped, unmarked gifts. Members selected a gift from beneath the Christmas tree when their chosen number was called. Gifts could be exchanged through a somewhat complex system, with each other, during the course of the gift exchanges. Several members and noted guests received Certificates of Appreciated during this event, as well. Bowling LeagueThe team Lucky Four is still in first place (five consecutive weeks at this point), but they now are sharing first place with O S I M A. High games the past month by the men included Art Buecher, with an outstanding 268, followed closely by Bill Hull with a 240. Other high games among the men include the following: 235 by Rod Shepherd; 221 by Pete Gorczok; 213 by Norm Hebert; 202 by Rick DAddio and Ed Gallagher; and a 201 by Mark Monk and Lacoste Rivers. High games among the women included the following ladies: 197 by Caroline Caprano; 195 by Judy Shuster; 194 by Barbara Reynolds; 191 by Betty Biron; 185 by Edie Plachcinski; 179 by Helen Bailey; 174 by Marianne Ingwersen; and a 170 by Pam Monk. Monday, Dec. 17, was our last week of bowling in 2012, and we will resume bowling again Jan. 7. Happy Holidays to everyone, bowlers and non-bowlers alike, and may everyone have a GREAT 2012! Travel Toppers The new winter brochure is available for pick one up at the postal locations, the H&R Building, the Arbor Club, or the community rooms at Candler and Indigo. Some seats are available for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat at the Show Palace on Saturday, March 23; call Audrey Mangan at 352-854-7074 for further information. To get on a waiting list for the musical to 5, which is on Saturday, Jan. 12, call Allan Rickards at 352-3903075, and for Hooray for Hollywood, on Tuesday, Feb. 12, call Joyce Wood at 352-390-2359. Travel Toppers wishes everyone Happy Holidays, and may you have a healthy and Happy New Year. List of blood donors from Nov. 5 OTOW HAPPENINGS Upcoming VFW events 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. Members and guests (non-members must be signed in by a VFW Post 4781 member) Monday Night Bar Bingo will not be held on Dec. 24 or Dec. 31 because of the holidays. It will resume on Jan. 7. Join us for Karaoke on Friday, Dec. 21 from 6 to 10 p.m. with Russ Kennedy and on Saturday, Dec. 22, from 7 to 11 p.m. with Bob Saped. Canteen Lunches are served Monday through Friday from opening to 3. OBS Winter Mixed Sale catalog available on Internet Student honored Christopher Polack, a junior at Vanguard High School, is Marion Countys 2013 Sunshine State Scholar. The honor goes to one high school student each year representing the highest district-wide achievement in science and mathematics. Polack is the 16-year-old son of Dr. Peter and Cheryl Polack. He will be honored Feb. 21-22, at a Florida Department of Education banquet in Orlando. 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want to see the play? Everyone who can recall The Odd Couple Broadway shows, the movie or the TV sitcom knows how hilariously funny this situation comedy was, perhaps unequalled in our time. Neil Simons original Odd Couple was performed on Broadway from 1965 through 1967, a total of 966 performances. It starred Walter Matthau and Art Carney and later gave way to Jack Klugman and Eddie Bracken. The 1968 film starred Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. The 1970 ABC sitcom starred Tony Randall and Jack Klugman. This was certainly an impressive list of cast members. Stage revivals around the world took place from 1976 through 2011. In 1985 Simon revised The Odd Couple for a female cast based on the same story line and lead characters, except the poker game that was focal point gave way to trivial pursuit and the new lead characters became Florence Unger played by Sally Struthers and Olive Madison played by Rita Moreno. This play ran on Broadway from June 1985 through February 1986, a total of 295 performances. Both original and female versions continue to be played around the world in professional and amateur venues. For advance ticket reservations for the dinner theatre on March 21, call Shari Weber at 352-8540116 and for the 22nd, 23rd and 24th shows call Linda Noel at 352873-9908. Oak Run Travel Cindy and Bob Kocher have decided to have a second sale for the cruise to the Greek Islands and Eastern Mediterranean. The cruise is 16 days from Rome through the Greek Islands then to Ephesus, Turkey and finally to Venice before flying home. The date is Sept. 23 Oct. 8, 2013. We have 52 signed up and would like to have more so now is your chance to take the cruise of a lifetime. There must be some snowbirds who have recently come back to us that would like a chance to go. Arrangements can be made for them to fly from alternate airports to Rome to join the rest of us for the cruise. The new sale date is Thursday, Jan. 31, starting at 9 a.m. in the card room of the Orchid Club. Call Bob and Cindy for information and a brochure. The many volunteers of Oak Run Travel wish all Oak Run residents a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday Season. We hope your New Year finds that peace, good will, and good fortune come your way.Garden Club newsOur luncheon at the Royal Oaks Golf Club was a great holiday party. Thanks to Sue Wiley and her staff we had a delicious buffet. We were also entertained by a Barbershop Quartet Young at Heart. Our outgoing and continuing officers and committee chairpersons were honored with flowers by the president. As we proceed into 2013, our officers will be Patricia Callahan, president; Sharon Cariglio, vice president; and Patricia Arnold, treasurer. At this time we have no secretary. Many thanks to Connie Fangman, our past treasurer, and Sylvia Ellis, our past secretary, and Joan Carazo, our publicity person, who is also stepping down. They have all worked very hard for us and deserve a break. Please consider taking over the secretarys position, it is difficult without someone in that position. Elvira Rusconi also works on publicity, so if you take that position you will have someone with whom to share the job. Our first Garden Club meeting will be Wednesday Jan. 2, at 9 a.m. in the Orchid Club. Master Gardener and Oak Run resident Madeline Braisted will be giving a presentation about raising begonias and orchids. We will also have a field trip on Jan. 9, to Sugar Tree Farm, 435 N.E. 63rd St., Ocala, We will leave the overflow parking lot at 10:30 a.m.. In the following months we will have many interesting speakers and field trips. We also have our wonderful St. Patricks Day themed plant sale on March 16. For more information, call Patricia Callahan at 352-484-0895. Royal Oaks Womens 18 Hole Golf On Tuesday, Dec. 4, we played a team event, Two Best Ball. The lowest 2 net scores were counted on each hole. The winning teams were: 1st PlaceSylvia Zappia, Lynn Houghton, Rhonda LeBlanc, and Arlene Zimmerman; 2nd PlaceCarole Dygert, Judy Klein, Donna Gwin, and Inge Szabo; 3rd PlaceJan Tennant, Bea Terry, Maureen Edwards, and Kathy Kollar. Lynn Houghton was Closest to the Pin. On Dec. 11, we played Individual Low Net. The winners were: First Flight 1st Place, Sylvia Zappia, 2nd Place, Diana Love, 3rd Place tie, Nancy Lefebvre and Jan Tennant; Second Flight 1st Place, B. J. Lassiter, 2nd Place tie, Joan OBrien, Bea Terry and Maureen Edwards; Third Flight 1st Place, Mary Kay Frandsen, 2nd Place, Ginger Drake, 3rd Place, Ilene Simnowitz. Nancy Lefebvre was Closest to the Pin. The weather has been very nice and we all hope that the weather prediction of a colder than normal winter is not correct. Royal Oaks Lady NinersOn Dec. 13 we played Throw Out Your Worst hole. It was cold and chilly and we shivered but made it. Tied in 1st.place in group A were Sally Crass and Elsa Berbig, 3rd. place Sam Timmermeyer; Group B 1st.place Diana Schmidt, 2nd. Sheila Wechstein, 3rd. Ilene Simnowitz. Closest to pin on #3 was BJ Lassiter. Diana Schmidt had a chip in on #6, also a birdie on #6. Royal Oaks Mens Golf Friday, Dec. 14, started out as a cold, blustery day, and got no better as the morning wore on. However, 38 brave players turned out, and as of this writing all are accounted for with no cases of frostbite. The game was called shambles where all drive, then from the best drive each player plays his own ball. The scoring is based on the three best net. The winners with an astounding 173 was the team of Hal Loomis, Bill Ellin, Virgil Hein, and Steve Casner. Second with a 177 were Emmet Dowling, Bill Start, and Dick Rizzo. Third with a 182 were Bruce Stover, Tom Ducz, Dick Berbig, and John Foutty. Closest to the pin on the par threes were Dave Dawson, Emmet Dowling, Vince Connolly, and Mike Madill. OOOPS!!! An error was made in the results of the Closest To The Pin Shootout reported last week. The real winner of the senior group was Don Aubrey with a shot that stopped just 1 from the cup. Sorry Don!!!!Carol Anns CornerHeres some important information for anyone who would like to see their article in this column on Dec. 28 or Jan. 4. Due to the holidays the deadline to get the information to me is very firmly 6 p.m. today, Friday, Dec. 21, for the Dec. 28 column and 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, for the Jan 4 column. Im sure you can understand the production constraints imposed by the two holidays. Your columnist has been experiencing some difficulties lately with getting photographs in the column in a timely fashion. Sometimes I try to forward photos I receive via e-mail to the editor, and neglect to ensure there really is an attachment to my e-mail. On other occasions hard copy photos and captions are brought to the Citizen office but dont make it into the paper. This happens because the whole process from your submission to me to the transmission of the final copy to the printer are set up to be done via email. I urge you, if it is all possible, to communicate by e-mail to me, or the editor in the case of photos. I will do my best to get the hang of attachments! Friday, December 21, 2012 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com 2 ~ Friday, December 21, 2012 www.smcitizen.com OAK RUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 14 Upcoming Moose Lodge activitiesDec. 21, Friday, Fish or Shrimp 5 to 7 p.m., David Baldwin Karaoke 6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 22, Saturday, Pork Chops and Au Gratin Potatoes 5 to 7 p.m., David Baldwin 6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 23, Sunday, Bar Bingo 4 to 6 p.m., Football in the Social Quarters. Dec. 24, Monday, Coney Dogs all day. Dec. 25, Tuesday, Closed Merry Christmas. Dec. 26, Wednesday, officers meeting 6:30 p.m. Dec. 27, Thursday, Cards 1 p.m. Shuffleboard 7 p.m. Dec. 28, Friday, Fish or Shrimp 5 to 7 p.m. Kenn E Grube, Elvis on Tour 6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 31, Monday, New Years Eve party, Prime Rib Dinner from 5 ? Kenny Jackson entertainment. Tickets at social quarters. West Marion Moose Lodge 2356, open for members and qualified guests, is at 10411 S.W. 110th St., one mile north of State Road 200 across from Oak Run entrance. Phone is 352-854-2200. Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com Library decorations Freedom Public Library proudly boasts its new Christmas tree and holiday decorations purchased with funds provided through The Doris Van Tanner Tursky Memorial Endowment Fund. Rosemary Simm and Marilyn Wilson co-chaired the Decorating Committee. Pink Flamingo check From the left, Wendy Bowen and Tamyra Bowen of Advanced Imaging Centers present a check to Sherry Roberts of Michelle-O-Gram, a local organization which provides funding for screening mammograms for patients who cannot afford one. Advanced Imaging Centers, a member of Ocala Health, wrapped up its second annual Standing Up to Breast Cancer campaign which used pink lawn flamingos to raise awareness of breast cancer and promote the importance of early detection. A total of $4,799 was raised through the sale of pink flamingos, which was donated to Michelle-O-Gram. PHOTO COURTESY MARION COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICEFood drive Nearly a dozen county agencies participated in a food drive Friday at the downtown square benefitting three local food pantries. More than 4,200 pounds of food was collected, including 17 turkeys, and $600 cash. 000DEFM 000DKT2 8810 SW SR 200 Suite 107, Kingsland Plaza Across from Pine Run352-291-7626 Mon. Fri. 9am -5pm, Sat. 9am 2pm Stop and visit us before you buy! We Guarantee Lowest Prices in Ocala! Service Loaner Available. Please Just Ask 10% Discount to Veterans labor & parts excluding batteries 2010 Club Car Precedent New Factory Body All lights & turn signals New 8 volt batteries New DOT tires Fold down wind shield Rear view mirrors Automatic charger Warranty$ 4,595 WE SELL TROJAN BATTERIES 6-V T605 only $ 519 8-V T875 only $ 619 FREE pickup within 5 miles 12-V T1275 only $ 639 New Factory Body All lights & turn signals New 8 volt batteries New DOT tires Fold down wind shield Rear view mirrors Automatic charger only $ 5,995 Happy Holidays Thank You For Your Business! 6-V 6 PACK$ 459 8-V 6 PACK$ 519 Ocalas Only 4-Star Ocalas Only 4-Star Accommodations Accommodations for Your Pet for Your Pet Tour our unique Tour our unique facility and you facility and you be the judge! be the judge! 352-861-4566 352-861-4566 B o a r d i n g G r o o m i n g Boarding Grooming 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala www.palmettokennels.com www.palmettokennels.com 000DCMY Kennel Pet Sitting Kennel Grooming Pet Sitting L o o k f o r u s L o o k f o r u s Look for us o n F a c e b o o k o n F a c e b o o k on Facebook 000DKGN we specialize in fine & curly hair 465-3200 20559 Chestnut St., Dunnellon OPEN: Wed. thru Sat. 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BRIEFS AARP Driver Classes Jan. 24-25, Thursday and Friday, noon both days, Master the Possibilities, 8415 S.W. 80th St., Ocala. Cost $12 AARP members; $14 non-members. To register call 352-854-3699. Jan. 10-11, Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m. both days. Sheriffs Office, 9048 State Road 200, Ocala. Cost $12 AARP members; $14 nonmembers. To register call 352-237-2971. Jan. 22 and 23, Tuesday and Wednesday, 1 p.m. both days, Rainbow Lakes, 4000 Deep Water Court, Dunnellon. Cost $12 AARP members; $14 non-members. To register call 352489-1574. For other locations call 1-888-227-7669 or visit www.aarp.org/drive. AAA Tow to GoAAA and Bud Light will help protect motorists for the holidays with the Tow to Go program. The Auto Club Group has provided the Tow to Go service for more than fourteen years because it allows AAA to protect the freedom and mobility of motorists on our roadways. The programs mission is to discourage an intoxicated driver from getting behind the wheel and risking the lives and safety of others. Around Christmas and New Years Eve, calls for Tow to Go have historically spiked, said Gerry Gutowski, Sr. Vice President, Automotive Services, The Auto Club Group. AAA has always played a critical role each holiday weekend by protecting motorists on our roadways, however, it is everyones responsibility to make good decisions and always choose a designated driver. A local ride within a 10mile radius to a safe location is provided. Service is free and available to both AAA members and non-members The AAA tow truck takes the vehicle and the driver home. To use the service, call 1-655-286-9246. INDEX Cherrywood......................12 Classifieds...........................24 Judis Journal.......................9 Marion Landing................17 Oak Run...............................14 Opinion..................................8 OTOW...................................22 Out to Pastor.....................10 Pun Alley.............................18 Puzzles.................................20CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & Businesses FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2012 VOLUME 18 NUMBER 30 www.smcitizen.com 24 ~ Friday, December 21, 2012 www.smcitizen.com NEW 2013 COROLLA CLEARANCEVillage Toyota has received a special allocation of vehicles for this event! OVER 200 NEW VEHICLES WILL BE SOLD DURING THIS EVENT! 000DJKW *0% W.A.C. All leases with $2,399 Cash Cap Reduction, 36 Mos, 12k Per Year, All Offers While Supplie s Last.352-503-4121 www.villagetoyota.com CRYSTAL RIVER VILLAGE TOYOTA CLOSE OUT PRICES TO CLEAR THE LOT!! CLOSE OUT PRICES TO CLEAR THE LOT!! $ 14,995 ON 16 DIFFERENT MODELS LEASES FROM CLOSE OUT PRICES! Clean out your closets, go through your garage, attack your attic and then use the classifieds to get rid of stuff you no longer use. And the FREE listing means you have more money left over after the sale!You can list any single item priced under $100 for sale for FREE! P UTTHEPOWER ANDCONVENIENCE OFTHECLASSIFIEDS TOWORKFORYOU! Just call and see how easy it is to make money with the classifieds. ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MAXIMUM 10 WORDS RUNSFOR 2 WEEKS FREE TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403 Call 352-854-3986 T O P LACE Y OUR A DIN General Help DRIVERS: All Miles PAID (Loaded & Empty)! Home on the weekends! Running Class-A CDL Flatbed. Lease to Own-No Money Down CALL: 888-880-5911 Part-time Help P/T TemporaryDISTRIBUTION North Ocala Average $14hr. Distribute medical directoeis business to business, good vehicle pleasant, professional. 1866-293-4540 Fri. or Monday only or email medicaldirectories@ embarqmail.com Auctions DUDLEYS AUCTION **ESTATE AUCTION** Thurs 12/20 preview: noon 3:00 pm Auction #1 6:00pm Auction #2 Appliance S tore Liquidation 1992 Deville Cooker, Riding mower, Several Estates, DR trimmer, New items, tools **FULLFULLHALL** with great value call or see web. www.dudleysauction. com 637-9588 10%BP Au2267 AB1667 Maine-ly Real Estate #381384 Furniture LEATHER SOFA, FABRIC LOVE SEAT3 cushion longhorn leather sofa, hunter green excellent condition $400.00 2 cusihion love seat, beige print like new $150.00 352-249-6463 PRIDE 2 Pos. lift chair. Seldom used. $325 Call for email photo 352-382-1039 General Eureka Vacuum Cleaner Almost new, bagless w/air filter $69 (352)873-3433 Wanted to Buy OLD TOYELECTRIC TRAINS Collector wants to buy old electric trains from 1970 and earlier 352-795-3970 Pets DOG SITTER / WALKER Sit,walk with dogs. 24/7. Experience 22 years.Call please Dave,Tania 352-236-5746 home, 207-420-7170 207-951-5767 cell DOG SITTER / WALKER Sit,walk with dogs. 24/7. Experience 22 years.Call please Dave,Tania 352-236-5746 home, 207-420-7170 207-951-5767 cell Retail/Office Rentals Homosassa SpgsSmlRestaurant/Pizza Shop for Rent, $800 265-369-2509 Seasonal Rental DUNNELLON 1 BR Accross from Lake Rosseau, $750. mo. all utilities, cable TV, Min. 3 mos. (352) 794-6244, Real Estate For Sale PUBLISHERS NOTICE: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Citrus County Homes PINE RIDGE-THIS IS THE PROPERTY YOUVE BEEN LOOKING FOR! Bring your boat, horses, in-laws; there is room for everything! 4/3.5 w/7 car garage/workshop & in-law suite on 5.83 acres. Mostly wooded with large back yard. Beautiful & serene. High end finishes; immaculate home in equestrian community. www .centralflest ate.com for pictures/more info. 352.249.9164 Campers/ Travel Trailers WE BUYRVS, Travel Trailers, 5th Wheels, Motor Homes Call US 352-201-6945 WE BUYRVS, Travel Trailers, 5th Wheels, Motor Homes Call US 352-201-6945 Vehicles Wanted BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 WE BUY ANYVEHICLEIn Any Condition Tile, No Title, Bank Lien, No Problem, Dont Trade it in. We Will Pay up to $25K Any Make, Any Model. 813-335-3794 813-237-1892 call AJ Motorcycles HARLEYDAVIDSON2008 FLHTCU Ultra Classic Electra Glide Black, 9250 miles, 1584 cc, Excellent Condition, One Owner, $7400, cdsa@netscape.com Care For the Elderly MOBILE HAIR CARE **FULL SER VICE ** IN YOUR HOME LIC. BEAUTICIAN/CNA SERVICE THE HOME BOUND/ ELDERLY. (352) 237-3347 Handyman Steves Handyman Service (352) 854-4927 000DIO3 Handyman Electrical, Plumbing Carpentry Sinks, Toilets Leaky Faucets Ceiling Fans Security Lighting Safety Railings Grab Bars, Ramps Drywall Repair Interior Painting Screens & Screen Doors Lanai Carpet/Tile Flooring Furniture, Cabinet Refinishing/Repairs Not Sure? -Call Me Misc Services Leave the gift of your story to your kids and grand-kids. Avideo biography provided by My Heritage Legacy is the perfect way to share your story of changing times with future generations. Easy and affordable, share your story with a video biography. www.myheritagelegacy. com Call Ray Eaton:321-443-7355 Painting PAINTING SERVICES Interior & Exterior. We offer professional painting & pressure washing at competitive rates. Call now to receive a free pressure washing for a standard size driveway with an exterior repaint! Call Matt at Swaggerty Painting LLC: 352-262-6685. Tree Service STUMPGRINDINGCALLJIM FOR FREE ESTIMATES (800) 478-8679 L ET U S W ORK F OR Y OU CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403S OUTH M ARION C ITIZEN C LASSIFIEDSG ET R ESULTS! After three weeks of online voting for the new Florida license plate, the design with the solid green bars and the artistic orange forming the O in the word Florida is the most popular. A total of 50,124 votes were cast in the online contest. The online poll represents one part of the process to select the new plate design. Before the design is manufactured, the publics vote will be factored in with input from the Governor, Cabinet and policy makers. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles needs to upgrade the basic Florida plate to a design that increases readability and features a seven-character configuration. A committee of more than 20 stakeholders, including state agency personnel, law enforcement, tax collectors and affiliated associations participated in the development of the final license plate designs. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles provides highway safety and security through excellence in service, education and enforcement. The Department is leading the way to a safer Florida through the efficient and professional execution of its core mission: the issuance of driver licenses, vehicle tags and titles and operation of the Florida Highway Patrol. To learn more about DHSMV and the services offered, visit www.flhsmv.gov, follow us on Twitter at @FDHSMV or find us on Facebook. Floridians choose new license tags Donations and other help from Wise Way Auto Sales has helped get a newer van for the Florida Center for the Bind. The center has two older vans with high mileage that are used to transport visually impaired seniors and teenagers to and from their homes to the school at 7634 S.W. 60th Ave. for classes, and to events and field trips as far away as St. Augustine, where the School for the Deaf and Blind is located. The territory that has been assigned to Florida Center for the Blind by the Division of Blind Services reaches from north of Lake City to as far south as Belleview. Their visually impaired students are unable to drive, and most live in rural areas that do not have access to public transportation, so it is a necessity that the school provide transportation for them. A few months ago, John Wise of Wise Way Auto Sales and Service on State Road 200 decided to donate $50 out of every car that he sold in one month to Florida Center for the Blind to help it acquire a newer and more dependable van to transport their students. He was able to present them with a check in the amount of $1,350. The school combined his check with several other donations that they had received for this purpose, and they asked Mr. Wise to help them find a suitable vehicle. He did help them find an almost new 8passenger van, which they purchased, and then he went even further by donating a handrail and ramp that would assist the older clients in getting in and out of the van safely. The school recently re-created acceptance of the check in front of the new van. Donations help get new van for Center for the Blind Receiving a copy of a check from Wise Way Auto Sales and Service are Robin Whiteley, left, executive director of Florida Center for the Blind and Edward Brewer, right, board president, from John Wise, center. Toys for TotsBob Brown of Toys for Tots picks up the toys collected at the South Marion Citizen office for distribution to children in the area. The Citizen and staff thank those who helped.PHOTO BY MICHEL NORTHSEA



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BRIEFS AARP Driver ClassesJan. 24-25, Thursday and Friday, noon both days, Master the Possibilities, 8415 S.W. 80th St., Ocala. Cost $12 AARP members; $14 non-members. To register call 352-854-3699. Jan. 10-11, Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m. both days. Sheriffs Office, 9048 State Road 200, Ocala. Cost $12 AARP members; $14 nonmembers. To register call 352-237-2971. Jan. 22 and 23, Tuesday and Wednesday, 1 p.m. both days, Rainbow Lakes, 4000 Deep Water Court, Dunnellon. Cost $12 AARP members; $14 non-members. To register call 352489-1574. For other locations call 1-888-227-7669 or visit www.aarp.org/drive. AAA Tow to GoAAA and Bud Light will help protect motorists for the holidays with the Tow to Go program. The Auto Club Group has provided the Tow to Go service for more than fourteen years because it allows AAA to protect the freedom and mobility of motorists on our roadways. The programs mission is to discourage an intoxicated driver from getting behind the wheel and risking the lives and safety of others. Around Christmas and New Years Eve, calls for Tow to Go have historically spiked, said Gerry Gutowski, Sr. Vice President, Automotive Services, The Auto Club Group. AAA has always played a critical role each holiday weekend by protecting motorists on our roadways, however, it is everyones responsibility to make good decisions and always choose a designated driver. A local ride within a 10mile radius to a safe location is provided. Service is free and available to both AAA members and non-members The AAA tow truck takes the vehicle and the driver home. To use the service, call 1-655-286-9246. INDEX Cherrywood......................12 Classifieds...........................24 Judis Journal.......................9 Marion Landing................17 Oak Run...............................14 Opinion..................................8 OTOW...................................22 Out to Pastor.....................10 Pun Alley.............................18 Puzzles.................................20CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & BusinessesFRIDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2012 VOLUME 18 NUMBER 30 www.smcitizen.com24~ Friday, December 21, 2012 www.smcitizen.com NEW 2013 COROLLA CLEARANCEVillage Toyota has received a special allocation of vehicles for this event! OVER 200 NEW VEHICLES WILL BE SOLD DURING THIS EVENT!000DJKW*0% W.A.C. All leases with $2,399 Cash Cap Reduction, 36 Mos, 12k Per Year, All Offers While Supplie s Last.352-503-4121 www.villagetoyota.com CRYSTAL RIVER VILLAGE TOYOTA CL OSE OUT PRICES TO CLEAR THE L OT!! CL OSE OUT PRICES TO CLEAR THE L OT!! $ 14,995 ON 16 DIFFERENT MODEL S LEASES FROM CL OSE OUT PRICES! 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 FREE 1-877-676-1403 Call 352-854-3986TO PLACE YOUR ADIN General Help DRIVERS:All Miles PAID (Loaded & Empty)! Home on the weekends! Running Class-A CDL Flatbed. Lease to Own-No Money DownCALL: 888-880-5911 P art -time Help P/T TemporaryDISTRIBUTION North OcalaAverage $14hr. Distribute medical directoeis business to business, good vehicle pleasant, professional. 1866-293-4540 Fri. or Monday only or email medicaldirectories@ embarqmail.com Auctions DUDLEYS AUCTION **ESTATE AUCTION** Thurs 12/20 preview: noon 3:00 pm Auction #1 6:00pm Auction #2 Appliance S tore Liquidation 1992 Deville Cooker, Riding mower, Several Estates, DR trimmer, New items, tools **FULLFULLHALL** with great value call or see web. www.dudleysauction. com 637-9588 10%BP Au2267 AB1667 Maine-ly Real Estate #381384 Furniture LEATHER SOFA, FABRIC LOVE SEAT3 cushion longhorn leather sofa, hunter green excellent condition $400.00 2 cusihion love seat, beige print like new $150.00 352-249-6463 PRIDE 2 Pos. lift chair. Seldom used. $325 Call for email photo 352-382-1039 General Eureka Vacuum Cleaner Almost new, bagless w/air filter $69 (352)873-3433 W anted to Buy OLD TOYELECTRIC TRAINS Collector wants to buy old electric trains from 1970 and earlier 352-795-3970 P ets DOG SITTER / WALKER Sit,walk with dogs. 24/7. Experience 22 years.Call please Dave,Tania 352-236-5746 home, 207-420-7170 207-951-5767 cell DOG SITTER / WALKER Sit,walk with dogs. 24/7. Experience 22 years.Call please Dave,Tania 352-236-5746 home, 207-420-7170 207-951-5767 cell Ret ail/Office Rent als Homosassa SpgsSmlRestaurant/Pizza Shop for Rent, $800 265-369-2509 Sea sonal Rent al DUNNELLON1 BR Accross from Lake Rosseau, $750. mo. all utilities, cable TV, Min. 3 mos. (352) 794-6244, Real Es t ate F or Sale PUBLISHERS NOTICE:All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Citrus Count y Homes PINE RIDGE-THIS IS THE PROPERTY YOUVE BEEN LOOKING FOR! Bring your boat, horses, in-laws; there is room for everything! 4/3.5 w/7 car garage/workshop & in-law suite on 5.83 acres. Mostly wooded with large back yard. Beautiful & serene. High end finishes; immaculate home in equestrian community. www .centralflest ate.com for pictures/more info. 352.249.9164 Campers/ Travel Trailers WE BUYRVS, Travel Trailers, 5th Wheels, Motor Homes Call US 352-201-6945 WE BUYRVS, Travel Trailers, 5th Wheels, Motor Homes Call US 352-201-6945 V ehicles W anted BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 WE BUY ANYVEHICLEIn Any Condition Tile, No Title, Bank Lien, No Problem, Dont Trade it in. We Will Pay up to $25K Any Make, Any Model. 813-335-3794 813-237-1892 call AJ M otorcycles HARLEYDAVIDSON2008 FLHTCU Ultra Classic Electra Glide Black, 9250 miles, 1584 cc, Excellent Condition, One Owner, $7400, cdsa@netscape.com Care F or the Elderly MOBILE HAIR CARE**FULL SER VICE ** IN YOUR HOME LIC. BEAUTICIAN/CNA SERVICE THE HOME BOUND/ ELDERLY. (352) 237-3347 Handyman StevesHandymanService(352) 854-4927000DIO3 Handyman Electrical, Plumbing Carpentry Sinks, Toilets Leaky Faucets Ceiling Fans Security Lighting Safety Railings Grab Bars, Ramps Drywall Repair Interior Painting Screens & Screen Doors Lanai Carpet/Tile Flooring Furniture, Cabinet Refinishing/Repairs Not Sure? -Call Me Misc Services Leave the gift of your story to your kids and grand-kids. Avideo biography provided by My Heritage Legacy is the perfect way to share your story of changing times with future generations. Easy and affordable, share your story with a video biography. www.myheritagelegacy. com Call Ray Eaton:321-443-7355 P ainting PAINTING SERVICES Interior & Exterior. We offer professional painting & pressure washing at competitive rates. Call now to receive a free pressure washing for a standard size driveway with an exterior repaint! Call Matt at Swaggerty Painting LLC: 352-262-6685. T ree Service STUMPGRINDINGCALLJIM FOR FREE ESTIMATES (800) 478-8679 LET US WORKFOR YOU!CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403SOUTH MARIONCITIZENCLASSIFIEDSGET RESULTS! After three weeks of online voting for the new Florida license plate, the design with the solid green bars and the artistic orange forming the O in the word Florida is the most popular. A total of 50,124 votes were cast in the online contest. The online poll represents one part of the process to select the new plate design. Before the design is manufactured, the publics vote will be factored in with input from the Governor, Cabinet and policy makers. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles needs to upgrade the basic Florida plate to a design that increases readability and features a seven-character configuration. A committee of more than 20 stakeholders, including state agency personnel, law enforcement, tax collectors and affiliated associations participated in the development of the final license plate designs. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles provides highway safety and security through excellence in service, education and enforcement. The Department is leading the way to a safer Florida through the efficient and professional execution of its core mission: the issuance of driver licenses, vehicle tags and titles and operation of the Florida Highway Patrol. To learn more about DHSMV and the services offered, visit www.flhsmv.gov, follow us on Twitter at @FDHSMV or find us on Facebook. Floridians choose new license tags Donations and other help from Wise Way Auto Sales has helped get a newer van for the Florida Center for the Bind. The center has two older vans with high mileage that are used to transport visually impaired seniors and teenagers to and from their homes to the school at 7634 S.W. 60th Ave. for classes, and to events and field trips as far away as St. Augustine, where the School for the Deaf and Blind is located. The territory that has been assigned to Florida Center for the Blind by the Division of Blind Services reaches from north of Lake City to as far south as Belleview. Their visually impaired students are unable to drive, and most live in rural areas that do not have access to public transportation, so it is a necessity that the school provide transportation for them. A few months ago, John Wise of Wise Way Auto Sales and Service on State Road 200 decided to donate $50 out of every car that he sold in one month to Florida Center for the Blind to help it acquire a newer and more dependable van to transport their students. He was able to present them with a check in the amount of $1,350. The school combined his check with several other donations that they had received for this purpose, and they asked Mr. Wise to help them find a suitable vehicle. He did help them find an almost new 8passenger van, which they purchased, and then he went even further by donating a handrail and ramp that would assist the older clients in getting in and out of the van safely. The school recently re-created acceptance of the check in front of the new van. Donations help get new van for Center for the Blind Receiving a copy of a check from Wise Way Auto Sales and Service are Robin Whiteley, left, executive director of Florida Center for the Blind and Edward Brewer, right, board president, from John Wise, center. Toys for TotsBob Brown of Toys for Tots picks up the toys collected at the South Marion Citizen office for distribution to children in the area. The Citizen and staff thank those who helped.PHOTO BY MICHEL NORTHSEA

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want to see the play? Everyone who can recall The Odd Couple Broadway shows, the movie or the TV sitcom knows how hilariously funny this situation comedy was, perhaps unequalled in our time. Neil Simons original Odd Couple was performed on Broadway from 1965 through 1967, a total of 966 performances. It starred Walter Matthau and Art Carney and later gave way to Jack Klugman and Eddie Bracken. The 1968 film starred Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. The 1970 ABC sitcom starred Tony Randall and Jack Klugman. This was certainly an impressive list of cast members. Stage revivals around the world took place from 1976 through 2011. In 1985 Simon revised The Odd Couple for a female cast based on the same story line and lead characters, except the poker game that was focal point gave way to trivial pursuit and the new lead characters became Florence Unger played by Sally Struthers and Olive Madison played by Rita Moreno. This play ran on Broadway from June 1985 through February 1986, a total of 295 performances. Both original and female versions continue to be played around the world in professional and amateur venues. For advance ticket reservations for the dinner theatre on March 21, call Shari Weber at 352-8540116 and for the 22nd, 23rd and 24th shows call Linda Noel at 352873-9908.Oak Run Travel Cindy and Bob Kocher have decided to have a second sale for the cruise to the Greek Islands and Eastern Mediterranean. The cruise is 16 days from Rome through the Greek Islands then to Ephesus, Turkey and finally to Venice before flying home. The date is Sept. 23 Oct. 8, 2013. We have 52 signed up and would like to have more so now is your chance to take the cruise of a lifetime. There must be some snowbirds who have recently come back to us that would like a chance to go. Arrangements can be made for them to fly from alternate airports to Rome to join the rest of us for the cruise. The new sale date is Thursday, Jan. 31, starting at 9 a.m. in the card room of the Orchid Club. Call Bob and Cindy for information and a brochure. The many volunteers of Oak Run Travel wish all Oak Run residents a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday Season. We hope your New Year finds that peace, good will, and good fortune come your way.Garden Club newsOur luncheon at the Royal Oaks Golf Club was a great holiday party. Thanks to Sue Wiley and her staff we had a delicious buffet. We were also entertained by a Barbershop Quartet Young at Heart. Our outgoing and continuing officers and committee chairpersons were honored with flowers by the president. As we proceed into 2013, our officers will be Patricia Callahan, president; Sharon Cariglio, vice president; and Patricia Arnold, treasurer. At this time we have no secretary. Many thanks to Connie Fangman, our past treasurer, and Sylvia Ellis, our past secretary, and Joan Carazo, our publicity person, who is also stepping down. They have all worked very hard for us and deserve a break. Please consider taking over the secretarys position, it is difficult without someone in that position. Elvira Rusconi also works on publicity, so if you take that position you will have someone with whom to share the job. Our first Garden Club meeting will be Wednesday Jan. 2, at 9 a.m. in the Orchid Club. Master Gardener and Oak Run resident Madeline Braisted will be giving a presentation about raising begonias and orchids. We will also have a field trip on Jan. 9, to Sugar Tree Farm, 435 N.E. 63rd St., Ocala, We will leave the overflow parking lot at 10:30 a.m.. In the following months we will have many interesting speakers and field trips. We also have our wonderful St. Patricks Day themed plant sale on March 16. For more information, call Patricia Callahan at 352-484-0895.Royal Oaks Womens 18 Hole Golf On Tuesday, Dec. 4, we played a team event, Two Best Ball. The lowest 2 net scores were counted on each hole. The winning teams were: 1st PlaceSylvia Zappia, Lynn Houghton, Rhonda LeBlanc, and Arlene Zimmerman; 2nd PlaceCarole Dygert, Judy Klein, Donna Gwin, and Inge Szabo; 3rd PlaceJan Tennant, Bea Terry, Maureen Edwards, and Kathy Kollar. Lynn Houghton was Closest to the Pin. On Dec. 11, we played Individual Low Net. The winners were: First Flight 1st Place, Sylvia Zappia, 2nd Place, Diana Love, 3rd Place tie, Nancy Lefebvre and Jan Tennant; Second Flight 1st Place, B. J. Lassiter, 2nd Place tie, Joan OBrien, Bea Terry and Maureen Edwards; Third Flight 1st Place, Mary Kay Frandsen, 2nd Place, Ginger Drake, 3rd Place, Ilene Simnowitz. Nancy Lefebvre was Closest to the Pin. The weather has been very nice and we all hope that the weather prediction of a colder than normal winter is not correct.Royal Oaks Lady NinersOn Dec. 13 we played Throw Out Your Worst hole. It was cold and chilly and we shivered but made it. Tied in 1st.place in group A were Sally Crass and Elsa Berbig, 3rd. place Sam Timmermeyer; Group B 1st.place Diana Schmidt, 2nd. Sheila Wechstein, 3rd. Ilene Simnowitz. Closest to pin on #3 was BJ Lassiter. Diana Schmidt had a chip in on #6, also a birdie on #6. Royal Oaks Mens Golf Friday, Dec. 14, started out as a cold, blustery day, and got no better as the morning wore on. However, 38 brave players turned out, and as of this writing all are accounted for with no cases of frostbite. The game was called shambles where all drive, then from the best drive each player plays his own ball. The scoring is based on the three best net. The winners with an astounding 173 was the team of Hal Loomis, Bill Ellin, Virgil Hein, and Steve Casner. Second with a 177 were Emmet Dowling, Bill Start, and Dick Rizzo. Third with a 182 were Bruce Stover, Tom Ducz, Dick Berbig, and John Foutty. Closest to the pin on the par threes were Dave Dawson, Emmet Dowling, Vince Connolly, and Mike Madill. OOOPS!!! An error was made in the results of the Closest To The Pin Shootout reported last week. The real winner of the senior group was Don Aubrey with a shot that stopped just 1 from the cup. Sorry Don!!!!Carol Anns CornerHeres some important information for anyone who would like to see their article in this column on Dec. 28 or Jan. 4. Due to the holidays the deadline to get the information to me is very firmly 6 p.m. today, Friday, Dec. 21, for the Dec. 28 column and 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, for the Jan 4 column. Im sure you can understand the production constraints imposed by the two holidays. Your columnist has been experiencing some difficulties lately with getting photographs in the column in a timely fashion. Sometimes I try to forward photos I receive via e-mail to the editor, and neglect to ensure there really is an attachment to my e-mail. On other occasions hard copy photos and captions are brought to the Citizen office but dont make it into the paper. This happens because the whole process from your submission to me to the transmission of the final copy to the printer are set up to be done via email. I urge you, if it is all possible, to communicate by e-mail to me, or the editor in the case of photos. I will do my best to get the hang of attachments! Friday, December 21, 2012 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com 2~ Friday, December 21, 2012 www.smcitizen.com OAK RUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 14 Upcoming Moose Lodge activitiesDec. 21, Friday, Fish or Shrimp 5 to 7 p.m., David Baldwin Karaoke 6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 22, Saturday, Pork Chops and Au Gratin Potatoes 5 to 7 p.m., David Baldwin 6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 23, Sunday, Bar Bingo 4 to 6 p.m., Football in the Social Quarters. Dec. 24, Monday, Coney Dogs all day. Dec. 25, Tuesday, Closed Merry Christmas. Dec. 26, Wednesday, officers meeting 6:30 p.m. Dec. 27, Thursday, Cards 1 p.m. Shuffleboard 7 p.m. Dec. 28, Friday, Fish or Shrimp 5 to 7 p.m. Kenn E Grube, Elvis on Tour 6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 31, Monday, New Years Eve party, Prime Rib Dinner from 5 ? Kenny Jackson entertainment. Tickets at social quarters. West Marion Moose Lodge 2356, open for members and qualified guests, is at 10411 S.W. 110th St., one mile north of State Road 200 across from Oak Run entrance. Phone is 352-854-2200. Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com Library decorationsFreedom Public Library proudly boasts its new Christmas tree and holiday decorations purchased with funds provided through The Doris Van Tanner Tursky Memorial Endowment Fund. Rosemary Simm and Marilyn Wilson co-chaired the Decorating Committee. 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The catalog for the Ocala Breeders Sales Companys 2013 Winter Mixed Sale is now available on the OBS website at http://obssales.com. The sortable master index provides access to pedigree updates occurring since the catalog went to the printer. A total of 636 horses have been cataloged to date for the two-day sale, scheduled to begin Tuesday, Jan. 15 with hip numbers 1-162 selling in the Consignor Preferred session. The 181 horses (hip numbers 163 343) cataloged in the Horses of Racing Age section will sell immediately after the Preferred session. OBS is accepting supplemental nominations for the Horses of Racing Age section through Friday, Dec. 21. Supplements to the Racing Age section will begin with hip number 344. Past performances are currently available online. Hip numbers 401 693 sell on Wednesday, Jan. 16 in the Open Session. The sale begins each day at 10:30 a.m. The Racing Age Section includes 26 newly turned two year olds and 155 older horses. The optional Under Tack Show, set for Monday, Jan. 14 at 10 a.m., will be streamed live via the OBS website and videos will be posted online as well as viewable at the sales grounds. The 258 newly turned yearlings in the sale are highlighted by the progeny of a strong roster of proven sires including Flower Alley, Hard Spun, Harlans Holiday, Kittens Joy, Mineshaft and Tale of the Cat. Florida-based stallions represented by yearlings in the sale include Wildcat Heir, Montbrook, Leroidesanimaux (BRZ), Circular Quay, High Cotton and Put It Back. Promising stallions with yearlings in the sale include Colonel John, Desert Party, Majestic Warrior, Munnings, Quality Road, Street Boss, Super Saver and Zensational as well as Florida-based Cool Coal Man and Kantharos. Broodmare buyers will find mares in foal to a good group of proven stallions including Big Brown, Elusive Quality, Proud Citizen, Scat Daddy, Spring At Last and Tiz Wonderful as well as up and comers Archarcharch, Big Drama, First Dude and Pioneerof the Nile. Stakes winner Bingo, a 4year-old daughter of Bernstein with earnings over $200,000 is sure to attract attention in the Horses of Racing Age category as well as the 2-year-old colt Falling Sky, by Lion Heart, a winner at first asking and a good fourth in the Inaugural Stakes on opening day at Tampa Bay Downs. Falling Sky returned to the races at Gulfstream and was the winner of an allowance race on Saturday, Dec. 15. Lavalette Gold, a 2year-old daughter of Circular Quay, was second in the Joe OFarrell Stakes at Calder after she broke her maiden in her only other start. Channel of Gold, a 2year-old daughter of Bernardini, showed promise finishing 3rd at Calder in only her second start. Current information about OBS sales, consignors and graduates is now also available via social media sites Facebook and Twitter. A link on the homepage directs users to either site. Sales results will be available on the OBS website, updated hourly during each session of the Winter Mixed Sale. In addition, the latest news regarding OBS graduates, sales schedules, nominations, credit requests, travel information and other news relevant to OBS consignors and customers is also available. E-mail should be addressed to obs@obssales.com. For more information regarding the Winter Mixed Sale or OBS website, please call (352) 237-2154. Friday, December 21, 2012 ~ 3 www.smcitizen.com 22~ Friday, December 21, 2012 www.smcitizen.com BY ELOISE HOLLYFIELD ejh2025@gmail.comAcknowledgements of those who donated blood to help save others, a party for an active OTOW club, bowling updates, and travel mark this weeks OTOW Happenings.Life South Blood MobileDonations on Nov. 5 Life South Blood Drive, included some regulars, some new people, but all were real winners, and Life South thanks them! The following people gave the gift of life through their donations: were made by the following: Catherine Bennett; Richard Copeland; Susan Copeland; Gordon Daniels; Donald Dornstetter; Raymond Governatori; Francis Helmuth; Norma Higgins; Frederick Hobbins; Evelyn Holiday; Carol Johnson; Vincent Johnson; John Kovary; Barbara Krantz; Edward Lalonde; Nancy Ludvik; Roger McKay; Donn Mischke; Sandy OBrien; Reinaldo Ojeda; Howard Rutkowski; Simone Selesses; Arthur Schneider; John Searis; Debra Strob; Paul Wagnitz; Barbara Weyres; and John Wilson.The Lions ClubThe Lions Club celebrated its annual Christmas party recently. Members brought food items for the buffet and wrapped, unmarked gifts. Members selected a gift from beneath the Christmas tree when their chosen number was called. Gifts could be exchanged through a somewhat complex system, with each other, during the course of the gift exchanges. Several members and noted guests received Certificates of Appreciated during this event, as well.Bowling LeagueThe team Lucky Four is still in first place (five consecutive weeks at this point), but they now are sharing first place with O S I M A. High games the past month by the men included Art Buecher, with an outstanding 268, followed closely by Bill Hull with a 240. Other high games among the men include the following: 235 by Rod Shepherd; 221 by Pete Gorczok; 213 by Norm Hebert; 202 by Rick DAddio and Ed Gallagher; and a 201 by Mark Monk and Lacoste Rivers. High games among the women included the following ladies: 197 by Caroline Caprano; 195 by Judy Shuster; 194 by Barbara Reynolds; 191 by Betty Biron; 185 by Edie Plachcinski; 179 by Helen Bailey; 174 by Marianne Ingwersen; and a 170 by Pam Monk. Monday, Dec. 17, was our last week of bowling in 2012, and we will resume bowling again Jan. 7. Happy Holidays to everyone, bowlers and non-bowlers alike, and may everyone have a GREAT 2012! Travel Toppers The new winter brochure is available for pick one up at the postal locations, the H&R Building, the Arbor Club, or the community rooms at Candler and Indigo. Some seats are available for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat at the Show Palace on Saturday, March 23; call Audrey Mangan at 352-854-7074 for further information. To get on a waiting list for the musical to 5, which is on Saturday, Jan. 12, call Allan Rickards at 352-3903075, and for Hooray for Hollywood, on Tuesday, Feb. 12, call Joyce Wood at 352-390-2359. Travel Toppers wishes everyone Happy Holidays, and may you have a healthy and Happy New Year. List of blood donors from Nov. 5 OTOW HAPPENINGS Upcoming VFW eventsAll 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. Members and guests (non-members must be signed in by a VFW Post 4781 member) Monday Night Bar Bingo will not be held on Dec. 24 or Dec. 31 because of the holidays. It will resume on Jan. 7. 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Friday, December 21, 2012 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com 4~ Friday, December 21, 2012 www.smcitizen.com This weeks puzzle answers 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.Sunday, Dec. 23 Play, service at Ocala WestOcala West Church of the Nazarene invites you to Twas The Night Before Christmas, a homespun play and candlelight service, Sunday, Dec. 23 at 6 p.m. A fellowship time with cookies and hot chocolate will follow. Community calendar The church is at 5884 S.W. 60th Ave. (Airport Road), Ocala.Sunday, Dec. 30 JOY Night at Christs ChurchJoin as we lift our hearts in praise for an evening of traditional and contemporary musical worship celebrated with participating Marion County Christian Churchs, families and friends. The program begins at 5 p.m. with refreshments following. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala. Contact 352-861-6182 or www.ccomc.org. 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 352-8546193 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. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner served at 6:30. We feature a 50/50 raffle, a basket raffle, and a door prize. Proceeds go to local charities. 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. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Member of the Community Papers of Florida Hear ye, hear ye: Youngsters in grades 3-12 who wish to join the royal court of Prince Charmless, this springs performance class, may audition on Saturday, Jan. 19 at 9 a.m. Those who audition successfully will take part in a performance class, for which there is a tuition charge. This zany fairy-tale comedy is the tale of a charmless prince who prefers baking and creating culinary masterpieces to fencing, rescuing damsels in distress, and other typical charming prince activities. His concerned Audition scheduled for Civic Theatre class family makes every attempt to cure him of his lack of charm, even hiring flamboyant and loquacious pageant consultant Madame Muzette to give him a crash course on the subject. His castle is soon invaded by a passel of putrid princesses summoned to a ball, including Princess Prunella, who is allergic to everything; the accident-prone Princess Pandora; and many others. When tragedy strikes and an ogre abducts the princesses, will Charmless be able to save the day? No preparation is necessary for auditions. Students will be asked to read scenes from the play and perform a few improvised scenes. Class will meet Monday through Friday, Jan. 28 through March 8, from 4:45 to 6:15 p.m. Performances will be held on the outdoor stage on: Saturday, March 9 at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday, March 10 at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 16 at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday, March 17 at 3 p.m. For more information on this or any other class, you can download the class schedule (including dates, times, fees, class descriptions, and registration form) from www.ocalacivictheatre.com. There is a tuition fee for all classes, but scholarships are available for students who demonstrate financial need. Registration forms may be turned in to the Ocala Civic Theatre box office, faxed to 352-236-0927, or mailed to 4337 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, FL, 34470. For more information, call 352-2362274. Early deadline for next week 000DH3H Saturday, December. 22 & 29 Theresa Nail Tech, Barbara Stylist Connie Stylist, Teresa Stylist, Christine Stylist, Jackie Stylist, Lana Stylist, Cindi Assistant 000DKD5 9070 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala 352 854-5566 Jackies Jackies Jackies Beauty Within Beauty Within Beauty Within Hair Salon Nail Salon Hair & Nail Hair & Nail Salon Salon Mon. 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Friday, December 21, 2012 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 20~ Friday, December 21, 2012 www.smcitizen.com ARIES (March 21 to April 19) An old adversary wants to make amends over the holidays. The decision is yours. But wouldnt it be nice to share the upcoming new year with another friend? TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) As news of your work gets around, expect to receive a special holiday gift from influential contacts who could help you launch your new projects in the new year. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Instead of fussing over what you didnt do to prepare for the holidays, relax and enjoy the kudos for a job truly well done. A happy surprise awaits you early next year. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) The best way to shake off lingering holiday blues is to join loved ones in the fun and festivities of this special time. A confusing situation starts to make sense in upcoming weeks. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Special emotional rewards mark this holiday time for Leos and Leonas who are able to open up to new relationships and the possibilities they offer in the upcoming year. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Your efforts to make the holidays especially memorable for some people will be rewarded in some unexpected (but very welcome) ways in the upcoming year. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Be assured that your efforts to make this holiday special for everyone wont go unnoticed by those who could make some important changes in your life. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Lots of folks want you to light up their holiday parties. But try to take some quiet time twixt those glittering galas to spend with some very special people. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) While the current round of holiday revels has your social life on the fast track, someone special might want to keep pace with you next year, as well. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Enjoy all the fun you deserve at this holiday time. However, dont lose sight of the need to check out some of the changes the new year is expected to bring. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) What happens during this holiday time can help clear up some of the confusion jeopardizing a once-stable relationship. Follow your instincts on what to do next. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Your holidays are brightened by new friends eager to become part of your life. But dont forget to spend time with that one special person. (You know who!) BORN THIS WEEK: You have the ability to encourage people to reach their potential by setting an example with your own efforts. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. Read the classifieds Toys for TotsSouthern Style Hair Salon, 8585, S.W. State Road 200, held a drive for Toys for Tots, with a box of toys shown here. According to Donna Hawley, the shop raised $222 cash in addition to the box full of toys. Best of the Best four years in a row HOURS: Mon. Fri. 10am 5pm Hearing Aid Centers A NAME YOU CAN TRUST WITH OVER 1500 LOCATIONS NATIONWIDE FREE HEARING AIDS FOR ALL FEDERAL WORKERS & RETIREES *No Co-Pay or Exam Fee Inside Walmart Hwy. 200 & Corner 484, Ocala 352-291-1467 000DF1Y Inside Crystal River Mall Across from K-Mart 352-795-1484 Inside Sears Paddock Mall 352-237-1665 Federal Government Insurance Code #104, #105, #111, or #112 CHECK YOUR QUALIFICATIONS CALL 352-291-1467 BC/BS LIMIT 1 COUPON PER VISIT. LIMIT 2 PACKS PER VISIT. One More Week! BATTERIES PREMIUM ZINC BATTERIES 99 FREE HEARING TEST FREE REPAIRS (IN OFFICE ONLY) HEARING AID Fits 30 DB Loss Full Shell #ME200 $ 695 .00 000DEBP J o h n & B r e n d a H a y n e s 2 3 7 4 3 4 3 o r 8 9 5 3 0 2 7 00091SZ EACH OFFICE IS INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED Proud To Be Your Neighborhood Realtor O P E N 7 D A Y S 0009B5C Margaret Orlando 237-4343 M a r y e l l e n C o t t e n 2 6 6 4 8 4 9 D a w n & B o b P e r i n c h i e f 5 7 2 6 1 1 9 B i l l A k e r 2 9 9 4 5 7 1 J i m M c I n t y r e 3 6 2 0 7 8 8 L y n n e K a m p f 2 0 9 8 9 1 4 S t e v e R u d m i n a s 8 7 5 8 3 1 0 L o r i K o v a l e n k o 5 0 2 0 6 0 2 ERA BIG SUN REALTY ERA BIG SUN REALTY bigsunrealty.com see our website for virtual tours 7454 SW SR 200 OCALA, FLORIDA 34476 1800-229-2943 ~ Toll-Free, (352) 237-4343 LOCATED ACROSS FROM HWY. 200 LOWES Conrad & Dania Melancon 208-4924 or 804-2284 000DJFT COME TAKE A LOOK! Nice single family home with 2/2/2 + den/study, has lots to offer. Home features eat-in kitchen, breakfast bar, and dining area. Hardwood and tile floors, built in appliances, extra lighting in kitchen cabinets, skylight, ceiling fans, large master bedroom with large bath. Inside laundry, front porch, and back roof over patio. Natural gas to keep cost down. Priced right! MLS#382487/JH/ARO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $124,900 THIS 2 BEDROOM, 2 BATH VILLA is in immaculate condition. Designer tile in kitchen, family room, living/dining room. Lovely lanai with outdoor patio in rear. Newer A/C, windows, roof, washer, dryer. Extra long garage for laundry and work bench area. MLS#380131/BA/MUR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $49,900 ROOM FOR TWO FAMILIES in one and non-stop fun! This 5/4/4 split plan has two master suites as well as butcher block in kitchen. Pool with diving board for those hot summer days. All in a setting of almost 6 acres! Bring your horses and let the fun begin! MLS#375590/LK/LEW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $499,000 OUTSTANDING SETTING for this 3/2/2 in prestigious 55+ community. Very private backyard to enjoy from your large screened porch. A MUST SEE! MLS#379982/DP/PET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $147,500 PLEASE PRESENT THIS AD TO GUARD AT GATE OPEN HOUSE 8529 B SW 91ST PLACE For more information, go to www.bigsunrealty.com, click on Open Houses PLEASE PRESENT THIS AD TO GUARD AT GATE OPEN HOUSE 8530-C SW 90TH STREET For more information, go to www.bigsunrealty.com, click on Open Houses EASY LIVING in this 3/2/2 with pool under screen enclosure. Vaulted ceilings, plantation shutters, landscaping & much more! MLS#381405/CM/WEA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $159,900 PLEASANTLY REMODELED 2/2/2. Plus family room. Tile throughout, raised panel cabinets and granite countertop in kitchen and much more! MLS#380424/CM/ROM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $59,900 LARGE END UNIT VILLA! 2 Bedrooms (split plan), 2 bathrooms, den/library, tile in kitchen, family room & both baths. Large 2-car garage and covered back porch. MLS#383529/BA/GRA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $73,800 FRESHLY PAINTED living/dining rooms and hallway, with lots of tile thru-out living area. This cozy home is a great snowbird nest! 2 bedrooms and 2 bath, with 1-car garage, eat-in kitchen, formal dining room leading to the enclosed lanai, fenced-in area for your pet. Enjoy the community center & pool. MLS#378404/LBK/TUR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $65,000 VERY NICE EXPANDED 2/2/2 VILLA. Newer heat/AC, roof, appliances and water softener. Also a security system. Large kitchen overlooking the family room. Plus Florida room and glass enclosed lanai under heat/AC. Enjoy sitting on your rocking chair front porch. This home offers plenty of living space for entertaining. MLS#377835/LBK/STA . . . . . . . . $59,000 8529 B SW 91ST PLACE DIRECTIONS: OTOW main gate, T/R @ 85th Ter., T/L @ 83rd Ter., T/L @ 91st Pl., home on right. OPEN SUNDAY 12:00-12:45 PM ON TOP OF THE WORLD MOVE INTO THIS CHARMING 2/2/1.5 VILLA. Its clean and move-in ready All appliances plus washer & dryer Eat-in U-shaped kitchen, plus ample cabinets for storage. Enjoy the living/dining areas for entertaining. Relax in the glass enclosed Florida room under Heat/AC. MLS#377812/LBK/FLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $41,900 8530-C SW 90TH STREET DIRECTIONS: OTOW main gate, T/R @ 90th St., home on left. OPEN SUNDA Y 1:00-1:45 PM ON TOP OF THE WORLD NEW LISTING ON TOP OF THE WORLD CANDLER HILLS ON TOP OF THE WORLD SPRUCE CREEK ON TOP OF THE WORLD OAK RUN ON TOP OF THE WORLD MORRISTON MERR Y CHRISTMAS to you and to your family from all of us at ERA Big Sun Realty! GREA T SETTING FOR THIS 2/2/2 free-standing home with a den + formal dining room AND breakfast nook & inside utility room. EVERYTHING you could want for active retirement living. Call today for a personal viewing. MLS#382018/DP/BRU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $109,500 ON TOP OF THE WORLD COZY HOME with detached guest cottage on maintained lot in Oak Run golf-view neighborhood. 2/2/2 main house with full bathroom in detached guest cottage perfect for out-of-town visitors! MLS#383650/LK/USE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $119,000 CLEAN AND PRISTINE HOME IN CHERRY WOOD! 3/2/2 split plan with laminate floors in living/dining areas and ceramic tile in kitchen and baths. Newer A/C 2008 and new master shower 2010. Extended vinyl enclosed lanai for added outdoor enjoyment. MLS#383556/LK/BRO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $79,900 NEW LISTING CHERR Y WOOD NEW LISTING OAK RUN MID-SIZED 2/2/2 on large corner lot on quiet cul-de-sac, meticulous interior, tile floors, spacious eat-in kitchen, split bedrooms, screen porch, some furniture stays. MLS#373618/SR/POL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $99,900 OAK RUN 000DJO7 CARDS AND GIFTS S TORE 352-854-1970 F AX 352-854-6186 8449 SW SR 200, O CALA F RIENDSHIP C ENTER P OST O FFICE F AX C OPIES L OTTERY W ishing you the ver y best this holiday season

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Friday, December 21, 2012 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 6~ Friday, December 21, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Plaque presentationRobyn Powell, general manager of Bob Evans Restaurant holds a plaque she was presented by the COPS organization of the Southwest District Sheriffs Office because the restaurant provided lunch for new prospective members of the group at a recruiting meeting. From the left are Jim Burton, captain of the district office; Duane Johnson of COPS, Powell and Carl Babski, also of cops.PHOTO BY JIM CLARK Read the classifieds FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED LOCATED IN CANOPY OAK PLAZA C ALL 237-7020 FOR APPT W ALK INS WELCOME Hair & Nails Hair & Nails 000DL24 STUDIO 200 STUDIO 200 STUDIO 200 FULL SERVICE SALON FULL SERVICE SALON Merry Christmas from All of Us at Merry Christmas from All of Us at W h e r e e v e r y s e r v i c e i s a n e x p e r i e n c e Where every service is an experience Where every service is an experience GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE CHRISTMAS CHRISTMAS CHRISTMAS SPECIALS SPECIALS SPECIALS MANI & PEDI $ 29 Cannot be combined with any other offers. Exp. 12/28/12 CUT & STYLE $ 27 Cannot be combined with any other offers. Exp. 12/28/12 C OME SEE US BEFORE THIS SPECIAL DAY T EE P EE T IRE & BUDGET MUFFLER Family Owned And Operated Certified Techs Est. 1990 SR 200 & 91st Ave. 237-5599 2040 N. 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A Marion County Sheriffs Office Special Review Committee recently completed an assessment of an incident involving suspect Joshua Salvato, Deputy Lauren Miley and Deputy Norman Brown. This incident has been reviewed by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the State Attorneys Office and a grand jury with no criminal wrongdoing discovered against the deputies. The special review committee provided recommendations to Sheriff Ed Dean. I have received the special review committees report and recommendations, Dean said. I agree with the conclusions in the report and I have requested that the recommendations be implemented. Both deputies Miley and Brown received greater than the 40-hour minimum required training to remain a certified law enforcement officer and were not deficient in the any required training. The special review committee submitted seven recommendations to the Sheriff Dean. Additionally, I am reassigning deputies Miley and Brown to the Corrections Division in response to the recommendation of a structured environment, Dean said. The grandj recognized that a deputys job is dangerous. It is widely recognized that individual respond to critical incident stress differently. Research identified that stress not only affects the employee, but the department, the public and the employees family as well. The research recognized that it is beneficial to the agency and the employee to provide support and allow for sufficient recovery time for those involved in a critical incident. Based on the research it is important we provide an opportunity for Deputy Brown and Deputy Miley to sufficiently recover within a structured work environment to reduce the likelihood of the negative effects of critical incident stress, Dean said. Salvato was shot and killed in an incident in the Summerfield area. His family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Sheriffs Office. Thermo-Cool seminarThermo-Cool Heating & Air Conditioning will be at the Lifestyle Center on Thursday, Jan. 10, at 11 a.m. In addition to giving us tips on consumer savings, things you can do to avoid a service call and an update on whats new in the industry, they will be providing a free barbecue for those who attend. Tickets are $1 each (refundable at the door) and are available at the Jan. 8 Tuesday Social and in the Activities Office during regular ticket sale hours. Country music concertGet ready for an afternoon of country music on Sunday, Jan. 13, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Lifestyle Center. Music from Loretta Lynn and Crystal Gayle will be brought to life by tribute artists Jo Dee Marie as Loretta Lynn and Myndi Duprie as Crystal Gayle. Jo Dee has been performing since 2003 and had a show in Branson in 2008. She currently tours with Jamies Legends, performing in casinos and other various venues. Myndi performs a variety of musical styles including country, pop, rock and blues; and she has the ability to sound just like the original singer of the song she is performing. Tickets for this show are $6 each and are available to residents at the Jan. 8 Tuesday Social and in the Activities Office during regular ticket sale hours.Sit and Be FitSit and Be Fit video exercise workouts will be offered on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10 a.m. in the Great Room beginning Jan. 2. We have 20, half-hour episodes from which to choose; and they include a full body workout designed to strengthen, stretch and improve overall functioning of the body. These programs are upbeat and lively, featuring a variety of fun movements and music. These free classes are for Marion Landing residents and their guests only, and no registration is required. We hope to see you there. Sunday KaraokeDo you like to sing? Join John Winn for a couple of hours of fun singing Karaoke on Sunday, Jan. 6, at 2 p.m. in the Lifestyle Center. As long as theres interest, well continue Karaoke each Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m., unless another special event is planned. For more information, give John a call.Travel newsIf you are interested in any of the trips listed below, details are available on the flyers posted on the Travel Board in the Lifestyle Center, or you may call 352-237-7152 for more information. Trips are open to the general public if space allows. Be part of one of the first groups to sail aboard the brand new cruise ship Celebrity Reflection departing from Miami on Jan. 5, 2013, with stops in San Juan, St. Maarten and St. Kitts. Reservations are being accepted for this seven night Eastern Caribbean cruise. Cost includes all port charges, taxes, round-trip bus from Ocala, gratuities and onehour open bar cocktail party. Reservations are being accepted for a day at Tampa Bay Downs on Feb. 15. Try your luck betting on the horses as well as enjoy a great meal. The cost is $54 per person, which includes clubhouse admission, racing program, trophy presentation in Winners Circle, and a hot buffet luncheon with carving station in the Clubhouse Turn Dining Room. Its a sure bet that youll have a great day. Join the group going to a spring training baseball game on Sunday, Mar. 24. Its the Philadelphia Phillies vs. the Boston Red Sox at Bright House Field in Clearwater. Cost is $62 and includes round-trip bus from Ocala, reserved premium seats for the 1:05 p.m. game and tip for driver. Lunch is on your own in the ball park. Bus departs about 10:30 a.m. and, depending on the length of the game, returns approximately 6 p.m. Your non-refundable payment is due by Jan. 15, so reserve your seat before this trip sells out. Do you like to plan ahead? Then mark your calendar for Jan. 19 to 26, 2014 (yes, thats 2014) for a western Caribbean cruise on Freedom of the Seas. You will visit ports in Labadee (Haiti), Jamaica, Grand Cayman and Cozumel. Costs include the cruise, port charges and government taxes, as well as a $50 bonus per cabin shipboard credit. More information is listed on the Travel Board. If youre thinking about taking a vacation in the spring of 2014, our Travel Club has made plans for a terrific European riverboat cruise on the Elbe River. Enjoy time in Berlin, Dresden, Wittenberg and Prague and includes seven nights aboard the M/S River Allegro, which was built specifically for cruising the Elbe, and was recently refurbished with the travelers needs and comfort in mind. More details on this spectacular trip are listed in the brochure posted on the Travel Board. Residents: dont forget to vote for your favorite decorated house in the Marion Landing House Decorating Contest. Stop by the Lifestyle Center to see the photos of the houses entered in the contest and to pick up your ballot. The ballot box is located on the shelf under the Activity Wall. Voting ends Dec. 31. Best wishes for a happy holiday season.Diane Bress is Marion Landings Activities Director and an employee of Leland Management, Inc. Friday, December 21, 2012 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 18~ Friday, December 21, 2012 www.smcitizen.com LANDINGCONTINUED FROM PAGE 17 Christmas is Tuesday. Theres still time to do that last minute shopping where you get to fight everyone else to get those perfect gifts before the stores close. This can wear you down. So, while the kids anxiously await the arrival of Santa Claus, take a break, relax and stop at Pun Alley for some punny stories.A kids visionA youngster drew a Christmas scene that showed Santa, sleigh and reindeer. There were the regular eight and Rudolph plus a strange looking tenth animal. The addition looked like a cross between a reindeer and a cow with a green nose. The youngster explained that it was Olive, the udder reindeer. When the same youngster drew a nativity scene he included three very tiny men wearing crowns. He explained that they were the wee three kings from the Orient. His last bit of creativity showed four robed men standing in a flowerbed under a full moon. They were the shepherds who watched their Phlox by night.Stamp stumper A blonde went to the post office to buy stamps for her Christmas cards. She said to the clerk, May I have 50 Christmas stamps? What denomination? the clerk asked. Wow! Has it come to this? said the blonde, Give me 6 Catholic, 12 Presbyterian, and 33 Baptist.Stocking stuffersA kid who doesnt believe Santa can get a million things in one bag ought to look inside his mothers purse. Tom bought his boy an educational toy to help him make it through life. No matter how you put it together, its wrong. Wife, to husband on Christmas morning, You angel! Just what I need to exchange for what I wanted. The fact that Santa works just one day a year really says something. Hes not only loved by kids, hes an inspiration to civil servants. The other day John sent his girlfriend a huge pile of snow. He called her and asked, Did you get my drift? Man who put face in punchbowl, get punch in nose. Santa Claus has the right idea. Visit people only once a year and youll always be welcome.Present presentA young soldier sat in the bus station waiting for his bus and feeling sorry for himself. A nearby man said, Cheer up, young fellow. Its Christmas. You know, Santa, ho-ho-ho. The soldier said, Let him go ho-ho-ho himself! When I was ten, I asked him for a soldier suit. This year I got it! Frazzle on Christmas EveTwas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, Not a creature was stirring, not even my spouse; With only six hours left, until morning light, Assembling kids presents would take me all night. When out on the lawn there arose such a racket, I threw down my pliers and put on my jacket; I swung open the door, to check out the noise, And saw a red-suited man, bringing more toys. My kids dont need more toys, I countered right quick, But he wouldnt hear no, that stubborn Saint Nick; These new toys have detailed instructions, he said, And he winked as he lifted a bag from his sled. But Nick, I pleaded, dont you have simple toys? Cant they build simple things those elves you employ? How bout a ball, a rag doll or gun that shoots darts, Or some other present made of only one part? Santa said, Those kinds of toys are pass these days, Its complicated gadgets that are all the craze; So, please take these here toys and Ill be on my way, I have houses to get to and visits to pay. Then he left me there speechless, alone with my work, And filled all the stockings, then turned with a jerk; And laying his finger aside of his nose, And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose. He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle, And away they all flew like the down of a thistle; But I heard him exclaim, as he jumped in his sleigh, Youll need 62 batteries all triple A.While this weeks column has been some fun, let us remember that the real joy of Christmas comes from knowing Jesus Christ. Oak Run residents Dick and Jane wish you all a Merry Christmas! Ho, ho, ho! Its time for Christmas puns PUN ALLEY D FDick Frank Early deadline next week Deputies in fatal shooting incident cleared, but reassigned Hospice seeks singers, volunteersHospice 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. Volunteers Needed. One or two hours can be a blessing to our patients and families receiving hospice care. Sitting with patients, while caregivers run errands, or go to Dr. appts. can be so rewarding and fulfilling. If you are interested in becoming an Odyssey Hospice, Bedside Blessing Volunteer, please contact, Laura Roweton @ 352-622-9331 or lroweton@odsyhealth.com Read the classifieds 000DKEW THEDRESSINGROOMOCALA @ YAHOO COM C ALL FOR C ONSIGNMENT I NFORMATION 352-237-5478 7256 SW 62 ND A VENUE S UITE 3, O CALA We Are The New Supplier For Habersham Candle Co. Flameless Candles CLOTHING 50% & 75% OFF AS MARKED NEW JEWELRY 15% OFF WITH AD DESIGNER CLOTHING Chicos, Virgo II, Coldwater Creek, Jones New York, Ann Taylor, Krashetta Stenay, and many more! 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Y ou who ga ve me the divine gift to for give and for get all evil against me and that in all instances in my life you ar e with me I w ant in this short pr ay er to thank you, as you once again con fir m that I never w ant to be sepa r ated from you in eter nal glor y Thank you for your mer c y to w ar ds me and mine The persons must say their pr ay er thr ee consecutive days, after thr ee days the r equest will be g r anted. The pr ay er must be pub lished after the fa vor is g r anted. 000DJRN 000DJEO 873-6100 Royal Palms Plaza 854-8787 Oak Run REAL ESTATE CORP www .DeccaR ealEstate.com The Star Realtors o f Marion County YOU CAN PICK UP MAPS AND FLYERS TO ALL DECCA OPEN HOUSES AT ALL 3 GATES SR 200, 484, AND SW 62ND A VE. 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At the Dec. 4 Tuesday Social, Dianne Kmoch received the communitys Volunteer Recognition Award. In his presentation, Board 2nd Vice President Bill Wurst introduced this volunteer as follows: This month we are honoring a resident who moved to Marion Landing 15 years ago and has been working behind the scenes, so to speak, for approximately 6 years. Her volunteer efforts are enjoyed by probably hundreds of residents, maybe even 50 percent of you here this morning. She is the leader of six other residents who sort and shelve all the books in our Library. In addition, she has been working on reorganizing the categories of books, moving shelves, and making the Library more accessible to accommodate every resident. This resident also volunteers as the librarian at Fore Ranchs Brentwood Senior Living Community. It is my pleasure to present the Volunteer Recognition Award to Dianne Kmoch. Upon acceptance of her award, Dianne graciously acknowledged and thanked all the other volunteers who help out in the Library: Connie Burden, Mary Dwyer, Donna Schmidt, Ann Sepper, Joy Stiger and Rita Woch. Diannes engraved plaque will join the more than 152 other volunteers recognized by the community since 2001, all of which are posted in the Lifestyle Center. Award recipients are chosen from a list of residents who are nominated for the award by their peers. If you would like to nominate a fellow resident for a volunteer recognition award, please forward your recommendation, in writing, to a Board member, member of the Activities Support Committee, or the Activities Director.Landing Lites concertThe 2012 Landing Lites holiday concert was a huge success with 29 dedicated members of the chorus starting off the holiday season with songs that reminded us of this most wonderful time of year. From the contemporary selection of Christmas on Broadway to the traditional Silent Night, the varied program was a joy to all. Solos by third generation oboist Sharon Blinkhorn and our own Lina Vallejo highlighted the evening. Linas a capella solo of Frank Shuberts Ave Maria brought tears to the eyes of many of the concert-goers. Lina, a soprano and former opera singer, studied music and singing in Greece and at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia (National Academy of St Cecilia), one of the oldest musical institutions in the world. She has performed in concerts and opera tours with her late husband, Juan Vallejo, throughout Europe in 1960s. I am so happy the performance was so well received. I am happy to be able to give back to this wonderful community, said Lina. New Years Eve tickets Next week is your last chance to get New Years Eve Sock Hop tickets. Tickets will be on sale in the Activities Office until noon on Friday, Dec. 28. Enjoy the best rock n roll music from the 50s and 60s; reminisce about high school sock hops in the gymnasium; and dances such as the stroll and the twist. Rock n Roll Sock Hop is the theme of this years New Years Eve party. Dress is casual; or wear your poodle skirt, your black leather jacket, or saddle shoes with bobby socks and loafers. The evening will begin on at 8 p.m. in the Lifestyle Center. Enjoy stepping back in time with music for your dancing and listening pleasure provided by DJ Marty Krell, and songs will be played throughout the night chosen from a selection of 45s and 33 LP records featuring original artists. Tickets are $6 per person and include a special New Years toast, punch, soda for mixers, party favors and ice. Please BYOB and a snack to share. All Marion Landing residents are welcome, said Chairperson Merry Anne Krell. Were going to have prizes for a variety of contests, including door prizes and trivia. So couples and singles alike, please join in, and ring in the New Year with your friends and favorite memories.Friday, December 21, 2012 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com www.smcitizen.com 8~ Friday, December 21, 2012 Well, we knew it all had to end sometime. The world is evolving, and one of these days everything will come to a conclusion as we know it. Im talking, of course, about the Mayan prophecy that the world will end on Dec. 21, 2012, or 12-21-12. Of course, none of the Mayans who made that prediction about 1200 years ago or so are still around to see if it comes true. Their world ended long ago. Weve heard all about global warming and how its destroying our planet. Weve heard about things like nuclear bombs blotting out the sun and causing the destruction of the earth. Of course, weve all heard about too many nuclear bombs blowing up each other and ending the world that way. But the Mayans? A specific prediction? Who knew? Were these guys that smart back in the days when people thought the world was flat, that the sun moved across the earth, instead of the earth rotating, that it was the gods who created the weather, especially bad weather when the people were bad? And the Mayans who were on the Yucatan probably experienced some bad weather, especially during the hurricane season. If so, I guess its time to get ready. Heading for the hills wont do any good the end of the world will mean the end of those caves, too. A bucket list? Well, youve pretty much run out of days to do that. That upsets me. After all, Ive waited all these years for Notre Dame to win a title, and now it wont happen on Jan. 7, because the Mayans say there wont be a Jan. 7 or a 2013. The Mayans must have been Alabama Crimson Tide fans. The folks in Cherrywood have it right. Theyre having an end of time party tonight. They also have a New Years Eve party coming, but our Cherrywood writer put it perfectly, telling people that if the Mayans were right, ignore the news item about New Years Eve. Of course, you could go about your business in case nothing happens. It is the last weekend before Christmas, so head for the stores, start wrapping and start cooking those goodies. After all, it cant hurt. But let me say one last thing. In the outside case that the Mayans were wrong, all of us here at the West Marion Messenger and South Marion Citizen wish you a Merry Christmas. Well be back next week we hope.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 week. The deadline is one week prior to each Fridays issue.Send letters to: The South Marion Citizen Editor, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@smcitizen.com. Every year in the final issue before Christmas, we publish an answer to a letter titled, Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. However, after the tragic events last Friday, its very hard to justify a light-hearted editorial about a child. Probably the most gruesome mass shooting in a school occurred in Newtown, Connecticut, when 20year-old Adam Lanza killed his mother in her home, then drove to a local school and killed five more adults and 20 children before taking his own life. This atrocious act left a nation reeling and searching for answers, wondering what could have been done to prevent this crime. The answer is, probably nothing. The school was a shining example of security. To get into the building once classes had started, you had to show yourself on camera at the front door and then be buzzed in. Thats better than most of the schools in Marion County. But the killer broke through the glass, probably by shooting it, and made his way into the school. While there was one big villain in this attack, there were evidently several heroes. There were stories of three people in a meeting near the front of the school, the principal, assistant principal and school psychologist. Another person at the meeting said the three went out to find out what the problem was, and only one came back. There was the person in the front office who activated the intercom so people could hear what was going on. There was the library aide in the back of the school who heard the noise in the intercom, called up front to find out what was happening, and was briefly told, a shooting. She rushed out in the hall yelling lockdown, lockdown, and that kicked off security precautions in a large part of the school. There were various teachers who shielded their young charges from harm by locking them in various rooms, closets and storage areas, keeping the gunman away. There were even stories that some of the children led others to safety. Now it comes to the point where everyone has to cope. The killer not only robbed 20 children of their lives, but also took away the innocence of many, many others. You have to wonder how all those other children are going to be able to celebrate Christmas without this tragedy having a lasting effect on them. And then there are the 20 sets of parents who had to go home without bringing their child with them. We cant imagine what it was like to go into their house and possibly see bright decorations and maybe even wrapped gifts, knowing that those gifts will never be opened by the child for whom they were intended. The rest of us can only offer prayers, not only for the deceased, but for the survivors, that they may have the strength to cope. Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus, but his appearance has been diminished a little this year. Hopefully he will bring some peace and good will we need that a lot more than wrapped gifts right now. S UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Virginias letter not appropriate Goodbye world, if Mayans were right Jim Clark Editor LETTERS TO THE EDITOR God important in our livesPeople who describe themselves as nonreligious (atheists, agnostics, secularists) increased from 8 percent of adults in 1990 to 20 percent in 2012 ... some studies show this increase to be as high 31 percent. This rapid increase is a truly frightening and must be controlled. The obvious way is too deal with the factors that caused it, but that will require time and must be handled through government legislation. Right now, we should consider another way: convincing non-religious people that God is the most influential force in their lives. But how does one accomplish that without appearing to the nonbeliever as too pushy? There are many writings, addressing Gods great influence, which use a lighter-presentation. Two are, Rabbi Marc Gellmans weekly, syndicated column, The God Squad. In it, Rabbi Gellman uses a non-preachy style to make his writings more appealing to readers. Rev. James Snyders weekly column Out to Pastor appears in several publications. Rev. Snyder uses humor in real-life situations to entertain his readers. He then zaps them with a dose of religious-reality at the end of his column. So, one method is the effective use of the written word ... and, of course, we must ways to convince nonbelievers to read those words. Another is through the use of effective prayer. The use of fervent, affirmative prayer furthers belief in God and provides answers to many of lifes questions. The more one prays for something, the better the result will be. An Evangelical missionary, Frank Laubach wrote a book: Prayer, the Mightiest Force in the World. In it Dr. Laubach talks about his flash prayers which are little prayers of goodwill and love that you mentally shoot at passersby and those within your immediate sphere. For example, youre sitting in a mall lobby resting up from shopping. You have little to do but sit, read or make small talk with another sitter. So, why not shoot some prayers at those around you? It wont cause any harm and youll feel much better for doing so ... as will the recipient. It makes no difference whether the recipient is a believer or a nonbeliever. The accepted rule is to direct your prayers to all people regardless of their beliefs. If he or she is a nonbeliever, fine. The more a nonbeliever is bombarded with prayers, the better. The flash prayers will stick to the nonbeliever and eventually he or she will realize that, Hey, this Godthing may be for real! You shouldnt shoot someone a flash prayer in any situation that will cause you to be distracted. For instance, while driving, while walking through a parking lot, or crossing a street. Being seated or waiting on-line are excellent times to shoot prayers. The effects of flash prayers really work ... you just have to truly believe ... and have a positive attitude. Just try it! Hopefully the use of flash prayers will mushroom until almost everyone is shooting prayers at each other. While youre at it, you can even offer prayers of peace, harmony and prosperity for America. God, bless us all. Joe OHara OcalaNo moralityThe recent massacre in Connecticut points out some of the weaknesses in our society, the biggest of which is the elimination of morality in education, both at home and in school. There were so many different stories about this shooter that it was hard to piece everything together. But a few things stood out. Nowhere in any of the stories is it mentioned that he was a churchgoer. The stories point out that he was from a broken home. He lived with his mother, while his remarried father lived in another state. He was home-schooled. That may be fine for some students, but for a boy who is already a loner, it creates a vacuum in his education, that is, learning to socialize with other people. The guns he used were obtained legally by his mother, who took him to shooting ranges. She learned the hard way that you reap what you sow. She died from a couple of bullets in the head from those same guns. Although family members have pointed to a disease, no medical professionals have stepped forward to say that he suffered from anything. It does show the lack of proper treatment if it is true that he was physically sick. He was a ticking time bomb. 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It is a scene that is repeated all over the world at this time of year. A family gathers together, pops in a Christmas CD, or perhaps views a DVD, enjoys some seasonal candies, and watches the children as they open their presents and toys. There may even be a brief prayer or two in honor of the birth of Jesus and what most will not realize is that all these acts have Jewish roots. What is Christmas without the seasonal perennial, White Christmas? This favorite with its nostalgic look at snow was written by a Jew, Irving Berlin. And oy! if that were not enough, the lovely carol, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing was written by Felix Mendelssohn who converted to Christianity so that his music would gain fame in a world that was anti-Semitic in its day. And let us not forget the Jewish artists that record seasonal albums such as Barry Manilow and Barbra Streisand. When it comes to videos, most likely they were produced by Jewish producers such as the Weinstein Company. The credit list for most of the Christmas-themed shows especially on the Hallmark Channel read like a synagogue membership list. As for those presents around the tree, many of them, no doubt, came from stores owned or founded by Jews. Those tools for dad, from The Home Depot, the teens outfits from The Gap, moms robe from Macys and the kids toys made by Matel all have Jewish connections. Jews have been merchants for years dealing in everything from pots and pans to diamonds. Many of this countrys famous department stores started out as peddler operations until their owners were able to purchase a building to start a store. As a matter of fact, a friendly rivalry between two famous New York department stores led to the creation of the famous Macys Thanksgiving Day parade. What would the holiday season be without this seasonal kickoff? Are you ready to sink your teeth into some Christmas candy? Those famous Peeps, marshmallow treats usually associated with Easter, also come in the shape of Christmas trees and are made by a Jewish candy company. Ditto for Ben and Jerrys ice cream and Celestial Seasonings Tea, though the original Jewish owners have since sold their companies to other interests. Growing up in Connecticut, going into Hartford for a visit to G. Fox & Co was a special treat around the holiday season. This Connecticut institution had for its motto The Center of Connecticut Living Since 1847. The department store was founded by a Jew, Gershom Fox and over the years it morphed into a major iconic mercantile operation carrying everything from TVs to lingerie. The store was overseen by the formidable matriarch herself, Beatrice Fox Auerbach, whose stringent ways were never crossed. It was a different time and place, the 1980s, but the holiday decorations at the store never failed to thrill us all. Before the store was sold to the May Co., Foxs use to use its street level windows for beautiful animated Christmas displays. There were Santas and reindeer, snow scenes and a toy workshop all with moving animatronic movements, this before 3-D TV and the other electronic devices and advancements that we have today. Still, people came from all over Connecticut and Massachusetts to view the entertaining winter scenes. There is but one other Jewish influence on Christmas I would like to point out. Two thousand years ago, a young Jewish mother named Mary gave birth to a child who would be known as Jesus of Nazareth. This man lived and died as a Jew and it is his legacy and birth that is the celebration of the season. May the beauty and goodwill that prevails during this time of year, spill into the next while we recognize our common roots and heritage. Friday, December 21, 2012 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com Jewish influences and Christmas JUDIS JOURNAL J SJudi Siegal16~ Friday, December 21, 2012 www.smcitizen.com the largest buildings in the world where the Apollo rockets and space shuttles were assembled. The Launch Control Center Tour allows guests inside the Firing Room, where NASA directors and engineers supervised all of the launches for the space shuttle and Apollo programs. For the first time in the 50-year history of Kennedy Space Center, the Launch Pad Tour takes visitors to one of the launch pads from which the space shuttles and Saturn V moon rockets were launched. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex features many attractions and year-round interactive programs, including meeting real astronauts. The standard bus tour, included with admission, explores the history of the Apollo moon and space shuttle programs with panoramic views of Kennedy Space Center, the VABs exterior and a stop at the Apollo/Saturn V Center, where visitors see an authentic 363-foot Saturn V moon rocket and relive the historic Apollo missions that saw man land on the moon. Other Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex attractions and activities include Shuttle Launch Experience, an incredible simulated journey of vertically launching into space and orbiting Earth aboard the space shuttle, as well as the Astronaut Training Experience, Rocket Garden, two IMAX theaters, Astronaut Encounter, Lunch With an Astronaut, U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame and Exploration Space: Explorers Wanted. In addition, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is the future home of the space shuttle Atlantis, with a multimillion-dollar exhibit scheduled to open in July 2013. For more information on Holidays in Space at Kennedy Space Center Complex, please visit www.KennedySpaceCenter.com. SPACECONTINUED FROM PAGE 15 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. Evangelical Lutheran Church joyocala@embarqmail.com Edward Holloway, Pastor 7045 SW 83rd Pl., Ocala (352) 854-4509 Nursery Provided 000CPSM Sunday Worship 8:15 am & 11:00 am Sunday School 9:45 am Wednesday Evening Worship 6:45 pm German Language Worship 1st. Sunday of each month 3:00 pm 000DG9D 8070 SW 60th A ve. Ocala, FL 34476 352-291-2080 SERVICES HOURS Sunday 9am, 11am, 6pm 1:30 Spanish Service Tuesday 7pm Spanish Service Wednesday Night 7pm Thursday Bible Study 6:30 to 7:30 Youth 7pm Friday 7pm Spanish Service Nursery available WE WELCOME ALL! Bishop Paul Woosley Phone (352) 861-9080 Sunday Services 10:30 a.m. 6:00 p.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Monday Morning Christians JOIN US IN WORSHIP 9045 SW 60th A ve. Ocala, FL 000DANR Bible Studies W e dnesday 7:00 p.m. Southwest Christian Church CHRISTIAN LIFE ASSEMBL Y A Pentecostal Charismatic Church SER VICES Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Sunday Morning Service 10:45 a.m. Sunday Evening Service 6:00 p.m. 000CC78 Everyone is welcome Thomas Markham, Pastor 352-237-6950 9644 SW Hwy 484, Near State Road 200 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 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 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 College Road Baptist Chur ch 5010 SW College Road, Ocala, FL (352) 237-5741 Rev Ronnie W alker Pastor Rev Jef f Rountree, Minister of W o rship Rev Rob Loy Jr ., Student Minister Jason Kaminski, Children s Minister T rina Loy Preschool Director Holding Forth the Word of Life...JESUS Sunday Worship Services 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00 am 9:30 & 11:00 Sunday School 000D2GN Wednesday 6:30 PM Children/Student Ministries 6:30 PM Mid-Week Bible Study www.collegeroad.org 000COJM 4800 SW 20th St Ocala, FL 34474 352-237-5611 www.bereanbaptist.net Berean Baptist Church Independent Fundamental Dr. Mike Patton Pastor Sunday Bible Study 9:45am Sunday Worship 10:45am & 6:00pm Wednesday Bible Study 7:00pm Assistive Listening System Nursery provided for all services 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 Our Redeemer Lutheran Church LC-MS 5200 S.W State Road 200 1 3 / 4 Miles W e st of I-75 W o rship Service 8:00 & 1 1:00 AM Bible Class & Sunday School 9:30 AM Pastor Joe Adams 237-2233 Sharing the Joy of Jesus Christ! 000D7EJ Located a mile west of SR 200 at 10260 SW 110th Street (turn west across from the entrance to Oak Run) Expository Bible Teaching Traditional Services Sunday Worship at 10:00 AM Wednesday Bible Study 6:30 PM 000C8RA Community Church TIMBER RIDGE Wil Clawson Pastor Teacher 000CQ8E 7768 SW Hwy 200, Ocala (352) 237-4633 www .countr ysideocala.or g W elcome to Countr yside Pr esbyterian Chur ch (USA) Sunday Bible Study 9:00 am Sunday Worship 10:30 am Tuesday Bible Study 2:00 pm Pastor Gar y O. Marshall Y our Spiritual Home 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 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. Christmas Eve 5pm & 8pm Children & Youth Ministries 000CG1V W esleyan-Holiness T radition OCALA WEST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE T eaching the Bible as Gods W ord to produce Christ-followers! S undays: Sunday School . . . . . . 9:15 A.M. Morning Worship . . . . 10:30 A.M. Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:00 P.M. Children s Bible Quizzing 6:00 P M. W e dnesday Evenings Adult Bible Study . . . . . 6:00 P M. Pastor Curt Dowling 5884 SW 60th A ve. (Airport Rd.) Ocala, Fl 34477 (352) 861-0755 www .ocalawestnaz.org 000D2HD S OUTH M ARION C ITIZEN D IRECT OR Y A SK FOR M ICHEL N OR THSEA AT 854-3986 The Reason to Believe... Wor ship Call t o 71 1 195 000A8NZ Ken Halderman (352) 237 -4488 10641 SW 80th A ve., Ocala A S K A B O U T N O M O N E Y D O W N V A O R F H A F I N A N C I N G 000DKH5 Homes are selling! Now is the t ime t o lis t! 2/2/2 HOME with carpet and tile on floors. A 14\9 lanai to enjoy your private back yard, all appliances are included. 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Friday, December 21, 2012 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com the Citizen Maintain the health of your business Advertise in 10~ Friday, December 21, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Since the election, there has been a lot of jibber-jabber by the kings and queens of jibber-jabber about some financial cliff we are facing. I have no idea what they are talking about, and I have a suspicion they do not either, but if I am to guess I would say, it is not a great leap of faith. The great thing about being a jibber-jabber is you do not have to know what you are jibber-jabbering about. In fact, the less you know the more you can jabber your jib. As one great American consumer and I only speak for myself, I am tired of all of this nonsense. In the light of this, I bring good news concerning this ominous financial cliff. I am always happy to bring a little bit of good news in the midst of all of the twaddle and idiotic jibber-jabbing that goes on in our country. I know good news does not make the front page but I think it helps those of us who are tired of the bad news. The good news concerning this financial cliff is that we do not have to worry about it at all, thanks to the Mayans calendar. Wherever they are, somebody needs to congratulate them on saving not only our world but also our country from a financial disaster. If we had the time, I would recommend that they be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. According to the Mayans calendar, the end of the world, whatever that means, is to take place today, Dec. 21. How they had the foresight to come to our rescue at such a portentous time we will never know. Thanks to them, we do not have to worry about any financial cliff that might be looming ahead of us. I think this should be enough to silence all of this political jibber-jabber the rest of us are tired of hearing. As grateful as I am to the Mayan calendar, I do have a little bone to pick with them. I do not mind people predicting the end of the world. Really, they have nothing on me. For years I have predicted the end of the world at the end of every month. Believe me, some months I really came close to the end of the world. At least the end of my world. Now the bone I have to pick is simply this. Why did they pick Dec. 21, which is four days before Christmas? This is very frustrating to me. If they would have consulted with me, I would have suggested maybe the end of the month. After all, give everybody a few days to enjoy his or her last Christmas. Personally, I do not mind missing New Years Eve. In my opinion, it is all hype and nothing else. After all, Dick Clark is gone, so what is the use of celebrating New Years Eve? In my lifetime, I have seen enough people drop the ball; I do not need to stay up to midnight to watch everybody drop the ball. But, Christmas Day, thats a whole different ballgame. The problem I face is simply this, if I buy a Christmas present and the world actually does end on Dec. 21, I have wasted my money. Being a tightwad such as I am, that is a most blasphemous thing to do. On the other hand, if I do not buy Christmas presents assuming that the world will end on Dec. 21, I am going to be redder in the face on Christmas day than Santas suit. The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage will not accept some lame excuse that I thought the world was going to end on Dec. 21. This whole thing has put me in quite a quandary. I know there have been hundreds of people down through the years predicting the end of the world. The problem I have is, what day is going to be right, and who is to say when? Many people are putting a lot of credence on this Mayan calendar. Some are pointing out how brilliant these people were. However, I have one simple question to ask is. If the Mayans were so smart, where in the world are they now? I am rather suspicious of their disappearance, especially, when we come to the end of the world according to their prediction. If they can predict the end of our world, why were they not able to predict the end of their world? So, let us say Dec. 21 is the end of the world. What I am doing to prepare myself for that is stockpiling Apple Fritters. I do not know what the end of the world means, I do not know the condition I am going to be in, but I do know that an Apple Fritter is the So, this is how the world ends OUT TO PASTOR J SRev. James L. Snyder panacea for all ailments. If I just have enough Apple Fritters, I know I can face anything, even the end of the world. It would be nice that the last thing I do before the world ends is savor a delicious Apple Fritter. Actually, I have something much better. But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you (1 Peter 1:25 KJV). I do not know how the world is going to end, but I do know who is really in charge.Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866552-2543 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com RELIGION Friendship Baptist ChurchCome celebrate the true meaning of Christmas at Friendship Baptist Church on Sunday, Dec. 23 and Monday evening, Dec. 24. Sunday school will be at 9:30 a.m. followed by the morning worship service at 10:45 a.m. Pastor Randall Brown will bring the message exalting the Christ of Christmas. The choir and special music, under the direction of Mrs. Linda Brown will render the beautiful sounds of Christmas. The evening Bible service will be at 6 p.m. A candlelight Christmas Eve service will be held at 6 p.m. Grace plus Four, a singing group composed of Mrs. Brown and her three daughters, will delight the congregation for all of the Christmas services. Friendship Baptist Church is at 19510 S.W. 105th St., off State Road 200. The church office phone is 352-237-2640.Church of the AdventThe young people of Advent are planning a Christmas Pageant on Dec. 24 at 5 p.m. in conjunction with the Family Christmas Eve Mass. The pageant, A Child of Might is based on those presented in Ole England by Guild Members who stood on the street in front of the Anglican church during Advent and acted out the story of Jesuss birth to those passing on the street. Rehearsals are full swing and the production is the result of many hands and hearts. It promises to be memorable. All are welcome to attend. Church of the Advent is located on County Road 484, about one mile west of State Road 200 just across from the fire station. For further information contact the church at 352-4657272. PLEASESEERELIGION, PAGE11 Read the classifieds Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is celebrating the holidays by opening to guests on Christmas Day for the first time in 45 years, and offering a holiday gift to visitors: one child age 11 and under free with the purchase of a paid adult admission through Jan. 7. Guests can enjoy the holiday sights and sounds of Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complexs second annual Holidays in Space now through Jan. 1. The Visitor Complex is adorned with a stunning array of holiday decorations and features daily visits and storytelling with Santa and Mrs. Claus through Dec. 24, as well as heartwarming performances of favorite holiday songs by strolling carolers. As an international ensemble of astronauts celebrate the holidays 225 miles above on the International Space Station (ISS), Visitor Complex guests can learn about the holiday traditions of each of the ISS partner countries: Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States. To take advantage of the free child with paid adult admission special, please mention the offer at the front gate ticket plaza when purchasing tickets. The offer is not available for advance purchase. For more information, visit www.kennedyspacecenter.com/holidaysspace.aspx or call 877-313-2610. In addition, the holidays are the perfect time to share mankinds greatest achievements and future of the space program with the entire family. Visitors can get rare behind-the-scenes access to areas of Kennedy Space Center that have been off limits to the public for decades. The KSC Up-Close Tour Series includes tours of the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB), Launch Control Center (LCC), and Launch Pad. The VAB tour has been extended through 2013 and the LCC and Launch Pad tours are confirmed through Mar. 31. Open to the public for the first time in more than 30 years, the VAB Tour provides visitors a look inside the 525-foot-tall structure one of Kennedy Space Center opens to visitors on Christmas PLEASESEESPACE, PAGE16 000D2H4 000DIV7 000DIV7 000DGV6 REALTY One Week Real Estate School Foxfire Realty Has Expanded Now Hiring! Full Training! Call Today! Now Hiring Naomi Furbush 352-479-0123 000DL1E OASIS RESTAURANT 7651 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala 352-237-4598 Thank you for your preference.... Open 7 to 7 Mon. 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Last chance to get your tickets for the New Years Eve Party at Palm Grove. It will start at 9 p.m. on Dec. 31 and end at 1 a.m. on New Years Day. Entertainment will be by Diana and Mitch and the buffet from 9:30 to 10:45 p.m. will consist of Swedish and barbecued meat balls, baked ziti with sausage, cheese and crackers, vegetable dip, fresh fruit tray, stuffed mushrooms, baked chicken wings and spinach and artichoke dip. There will be complementary champagne at midnight. Tickets are $25 per person. Contact Carol Forgette at 352-873-3074 for tickets or more information.Do You Remember? 2011 Christmas ParadeTune in channel 12 for Len Teitlers presentation of the 2011 Christmas Golf Cart Parade, narrated by Anna Boodee. At popular request it will continue to air following FYI daily at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. through Dec 28.Tuesday is (usually) Bingo nightThere will be no bingo on the next two Tuesday nights, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. After the holidays on Tuesday nights at the Orchid Club doors open at 3 p.m., card sales are from 4 to 5:45 p.m. and games begin at 6 p.m. No one under 18 is allowed in the Orchid Club auditorium during the games. Residents and overnight guests must wear visible name tags or pool tags. The snack bar will be open. Bingo is currently in need of volunteers. Please contact Dee Spath at 352237-9364.Republican ClubThe Republican Club will hold its annual holiday pot luck dinner at the Orchid Club on Dec. 26 at 6 p.m. All past, present and future members are welcome. The club will supply the ham, you bring a covered dish of your favorite recipe and your beverage of choice. There will be a short meeting and then delicious food and socializing. For more information and to RSVP call Bob at 352-873-6961.ORHA election announcementORHA reminds everyone that absentee ballots are available for the 2013 election of directors and neighborhood representatives. Any resident needing an absentee ballot must call Jim Waddell, election commissioner, to schedule a time for you to pick one up. The election will be held on Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Orchid Club from noon until 4 p.m. Performing Arts CompanyFrank Porterfield writes, As the producer of the Performing Arts Company March play, The Odd Couple Female Version, Ive been asked why should we be instructors at the Bob Ross Institute, but she has been to many states from Minnesota to Virginia. In addition, she has traveled the world giving classes in the United Kingdom and Germany. When asked if all the travel was difficult on a single woman she responded, No, I travel with the love of my life; Jim Cox. He helps me with everything like setting up and tearing down the classes Debbie loves teaching. She was inspired into that field early on in her career by one of her instructors, Ellen Tye. When I first started, I was a nervous wreck. Ellen was patient and gave me the confidence to continue. In addition to Cherrywood, Debbie teaches at Marion Landing; Hobby Lobby; Ormond Beach; at local hospitals and even some camp grounds in season. Admittedly her schedule is hectic but she loves her students and her subject matter. She gets great joy in watching her students turn a blank canvas into a beautiful work of art. When talking about her art work and her students, Debbies face lights up. Her outlook on life is enthusiastic and positive stating; If you really want to do something, you just do it. She further describes her classes as a three hour meditation time when you concentrate on the art work and all the other problems disappear. Much has happened since the day Debbie looked out her window. Since first she started, her children are now grown and she is a very proud Grandma. Adrian has two sons and lives in Houston while Elizabeth has one son and lives in Palm Coast. We are pleased that Debbie has chosen Cherrywood as one of the venues where she brings the beauty of her personality; of her talent as an artist and her professionalism as an instructor to our residents. From Your ReporterAs vice president of the Veterans Club, it was my sad duty this past week to lower the American flag in front of our clubhouse to half staff. This was in accordance with the Presidents proclamation to honor and recognize the victims of the tragic shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. While watching the flag slowly descend the cold gray pole, along with millions of others across the country, my heart broke for those who were killed and for their families. On Tuesday, the flag was returned to its respected position of full staff. The emblem of our nation was once again where it belonged. Unfortunately, for our fellow citizens that must endure the unendurable, things will never be where they belong again; things will never be normal again. I ask that you join me in keeping the victims; their families; the first responders and all who were touched by this tragedy in your thoughts and your prayers during the coming days; weeks and years. If you have any comments; suggestions or questions regarding the articles in this column I invite you to contact me at urperssec@yahoo.com. To all of my readers, I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. 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 352-2375741.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. A candlelight Christmas Eve service is set for Dec. 24 at 6 p.m. The churchs seniors ministry, the Golden Servants will meet on Friday, Jan 25 at 6 p.m. The public is invited to the carry-in dinner and a showing of a video by humorist Jeanne Robertson. Southwest Christian Church is at 9045 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. For more information call 352-2366023.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. 23 the message will be Realign Life to God.. At each of the Wednesday evening services, Pastor Holloway will speak to the Unknown Scholars, the Unknown Women and the Unknown Shepherd. The Advent season will culminate on Christmas Eve Dec. 24. Joy Lutheran Church will celebrate with two candlelight services, 7 and 10 p.m. Pastor Holloways message will be Rejoice Your Savior Has Come. The Joy vocal and bell choirs will provide music at the 7 p.m. service and the bell choir along with special music is scheduled for the 10 p.m. service. Communion will be served at both services. The tree will be trimmed, the wreaths hung and the poinsettias will adorn the altar. Consider attending one or both of these services for a true Christmas experience. Joy Lutheran Church is on Southwest State Road 200 at 83rd Place, Ocala. For further information call 352-854-4509 ext. 221.Ocala West Church of the NazareneAdvent schedule: Morning Worship Advent Sermon series at 10:30 a.m.: Dec. 23, How to Know God is Real. Special Christmas evening events at 6 p.m. Dec. 23 Childrens program and candlelight service. Dec. 24, Christmas Eve Communion Service. We welcome you. Please join us in making this Christmas as special time of worship! Ocala West Church of the Nazarene is at 5884 S.W. 60th Ave., (Airport Road) Ocala. Our webpage is www.ocalawestnaz.org.Christs Church of Marion CountyWednesday, 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 352-8616182, website is www.ccomc.org.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 352-237-4633.First United MethodistOn Christmas Eve, First United Methodist Church of Ocala will offer three services: two traditional services at 4 and 7 p.m. in the sanctuary with harp, organ, Kids Choir, Chancel Choir, and Instrumental Ensemble and a contemporary service at 5:30 with Praise Band and Kids Choir in the Family Life Center. All three services will include child care in the nursery and candlelight and communion. The youth will present a live nativity in the courtyard 15 minutes before the 7 p.m. service. Everyone is cordially invited! First United Methodist Church is at 1126 East Silver Springs Blvd. (State Road 40) diagonally across the boulevard from the old Ritz Hotel. For further information: 352-622-3244 or www.fumcocala.org or wayne@fumcocala.org. St. Jude CatholicCreole Masses for the Haitians in our community are celebrated every second and fourth Sunday of the month at 5 p.m. The next date is Dec. 23. The St. Jude venue for used items, Anthonys Attic, will not be open or accepting donations during the month of December. Fr. Miguel Gonzalez, from St. John Vianney parish in Orlando, will be presenting our Advent Mission this year. The English session will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 22. A special celebration, Retablo, will be held following the 12:30 Mass on Sunday, Dec. 23. The Spanish Posada celebration will take place every evening at 6:30 Dec. 15 through Dec. 23. A Mass will be celebrated only on Dec. 15 and Dec. 23. Christmas Masses start on Dec. 24 with the Childrens Mass at 5 p.m. At 9:30 p.m., the choirs will present a Christmas music program. Following this, Mass will be celebrated at 10 p.m. On Christmas day there are two Masses. The first is at 9 a.m. in English and at 11 a.m. a Mass in Spanish will be celebrated. Friday, December 21, 2012 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com RELIGIONCONTINUED FROM PAGE 114~ Friday, December 21, 2012 www.smcitizen.com CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 13 Ambassadors New Years Eve party scheduled OAK RUN C WCarol AnnWheeler Recently, Oak Run had its second room dedicated at Hospices Legacy House. Through the generous donations and hard work of Oak Runners, we are almost halfway to reching our quota for a third room. Shown are some of the volunteers from Oak Run who attended the dedication and who make our annual Hoofin it for Hospice walk such a huge success. Also shown are Mary Ellen Poe, Hospice CEO, and Jennifer Harmon, a coordinator at Legacy House. PLEASESEEOAK RUN, PAGE23 000DKG5 Newspaper Advertising Works To advertise in South Marion Citizen please call Tom, Kris or Michel at 352-854-3986 Susan and Dave Beauchamp Owners In September this year we pur chased The Cutting Edge Hair Studio. 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of course you are invited to bring your own liquid refreshments to enjoy all evening long. You get all of this fun; entertainment and excitement for just $10 per person. What better way or less expensive way to start off the new year? This is one of the highlights of our social season and kicks off a terrific new year of activities and projects designed to put the active in our active living community. Come out and start the year right with the good fellowship of friends and neighbors; great food; excellent entertainment and dancing; champagne and fun.Movie Night Hope Springs starring Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones is a romantic comedy about a couple trying to rekindle their marriage at a couples therapy retreat. This film premiered in 2012 and brings a laugh a minute to the audience. Shown on the big screen at the clubhouse beginning at 7 p.m. enjoy free popcorn and lemonade or bring your own snacks and beverage. Its free to all so come out Jan. 8 and enjoy this film with your friends and neighbors.Karaoke Night returnsJanuary 12 at 7 p.m., Bill LaVerture and company will again fire up the big screen and musical equipment for another night of fun and entertainment. Hear the voices of your many fellow residents; enjoy some familiar and not so familiar tunes; and laugh; applaud; and be awed by your neighbors. This is a great evening of fun where you dont have to be a star to star in our show. All you have to do is let your inhibitions go and get up and sing. There will be song books to choose your tunes from; the big screen to read the words from; and Bill will make sure the music is on key. All you have to do is make sure you are too. Bring your voice; your sense of humor and your appreciation of music to Karaoke Night and who knows, you might be discovered.Elvis plus GeorgeElvis is coming to Cherrywood with his friend George Hamilton the IV on Jan. 26. This two-man show promises to be one of the biggest events of the season as they combine their abundant talents on our stage. Dave Atkins does an Elvis Tributeshow that is considered one of the best in the country. Youll feel like youre at an actual Elvis concert as he sings the songs that made the rock and roll star a legend. Dave will be joined by Grand Old Opry star George Hamilton IV. You may remember George from his first record, A Rose and a Baby Ruth that hit number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart in the late fifties. By 1960 that record had attained gold status. In his breakthrough hit in 1961, Before this Day Ends he again hit pay dirt and two years later he recorded Abilene; a blockbuster hit song. Dubbed the International Ambassador of Country Music in the 1970s for around the world tours, George is the second major talent that will grace our community. Finger foods will be served starting around 5:30 p.m. and the show will begin about 6 or 6:30. Of course you can bring your own beverages if youd like to. Seating is limited and tickets are $5 per person. Be sure to stop in and see Geri to get your tickets and reserve your table for this epic event. Art Class in JanuaryDebbie Blackburn will teaching the Bob Ross method of oil painting again Jan. 11 at 8:30 a.m. in the clubhouse You dont want to miss this opportunity to take advantage of Debbies talent and love of teaching while you learn a new skill or perfect and old one. Classes are limited so sign up with Geri today. (See related article in the Spotlight on Excellence) Biloxi TripWhat better way to beat the winter blahs than by taking a trip to the beautiful IP Resort and Spa in Biloxi Mississippi? On Jan. 13, youll be able to do just that when your deluxe motor coach leaves from the clubhouse of Cherrywood for a four day; three night trip of adventure and fun. Stay at the luxurious IP where youll be treated to $25 in free slot play and $24 in free meal tickets. Enjoy the excitement of gaming in the massive casino and then stop for a bite to eat in one of the restaurants where the food is excellent. While youre there, enjoy the Hard Rock Casino and Palace Casino too. Youll get $15 dollars in free slot play at each of those venues to hopefully get you started on a winning streak. These two casinos are included in the trip. Dont miss out on this get away to Biloxi. Just call Natalie at 352-854-4561 for reservations and all the details of this amazing trip. Youll have a blast and who knows, you might even come home a big winner.Christmas DecorationsMany of our residents have gone all out this year decorating their homes for Christmas. Cherrywood Property Management is not unaware of the hard work and time that goes into making our community one of the most beautiful at this time of year. For the first time, a committee will be going around looking at all of the lights and displays. They will then recognizing three homes that are, in their opinion, decorated above and beyond the usual and plaques will be awarded to the homeowners. The results of this judging will be announced in the Citizen next week along with some photos. Keep in mind that all of you who have decorated your homes have made the holidays that much better and brighter for all your fellow residents. We thank you for you work. Be aware that our judges are all residents of Cherrywood without any affiliation to any of the major organizations or committees and none of them have decorated their own homes (I guess that makes them Grinches).Spotlight on ExcellenceEach week we feature a person or persons who have an interesting past; a promising future or who have made a contribution to the quality of life here at Cherrywood. This week we feature a young lady who has brought her artistic talent and passion to our residents; Debbie Blackburn, our oil painting instructor. Debbie was born in Williamson, West Virginia, but was raised in Williamson, Kentucky. No, youre not seeing double; Williamson and the two states are separated by a bridge that spans the Blackberry Fork river. At an early age, she and her family moved to Wilder and Melbourne Florida. She graduated from Eau Gallie High School and began studying Business Management. A short time later she was married and had two daughters, Adrian and Elizabeth. During their younger years while she was married, she was a stay at home mom. One day she and her daughter were in their kitchen and Debbie looked out the window. What she saw was the serenity of the river that ran through her back yard and the beautiful foliage that surrounded it. She looked at Adrian and said, Some day Im going to paint a picture of that. That was 16 years ago. Almost immediately following that inspirational moment, Debbie discovered the Bob Ross system of painting. She enrolled in her first class and was amazed at how well she did. She confesses with a slight smile that she tried to talk herself out of art by her self doubts. you cant really do this and youll never be any good at this were words that came to her mind and to her lips. Fortunately she overcame these insecurities and enrolled in yet more classes at the Bob Ross Institute. Debbie moved to New Smyrna Beach where the school is located and began taking classes. Each subject requires that the student pass three levels of training before they can become an instructor of that subject. Debbie began her training in Landscape Art; continued with Flowers and most recently became certified in Wildlife. She is now not only a certified instructor in all three disciplines but she instructs the instructors. The devotion and passion that Debbie brings to her art is evident by her accomplishments. Not only does she teach the would There will be no Shutter Bugs Camera Club on the 21st as listed in the Chirp. Also, there are no exercise classes scheduled until the 4th of January. In addition, the office will be closed for Christmas, Dec. 24 and 25, and New Years Day, Jan. 1. The management and staff of Cherrywood wish all of the residents a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.End of Time PartyWhat better way to celebrate the end of time than with a Sock Hop party in the clubhouse? Join your friends and neighbors on Dec. 21 at 7 p.m. to dance; eat; drink and be together for what the Mayan Calendar says is the last day. You got to hand it to those Mayans, they were so good at predicting things that they didnt predict the Spanish coming to the New World; didnt predict the end of their civilization and didnt even predict that wed be celebrating on the 21st with a dance. This is a free dance night so bring some goodies to pass around along with your favorite beverage and join your friends for a great time. Typical sock hop attire is acceptable as long as you wear a big smile along with it. Come out and enjoy the fun at the End of Time party.Bocce BallOn Friday night at 7 p.m. not only is the End of Time Sock Hop going to take place, but in addition, our Bocce Ball players will be out in force for the fun games at the Bocce court behind the clubhouse. Come out and enjoy the friendly competition and challenge of Bocce then afterward, come back to the clubhouse and dance the rest of the evening away. Everyone is welcome to play or watch our new players along with a few more accomplished ones as they play this ancient sport. Its a great time every Friday night and promises to be even more fun on this Friday because of the dance thats taking place at the same time.Accordion Club changeBecause of Christmas, the Accordion Club will be meeting on Friday, Dec. 28 beginning at 5:30 p.m. and going until 9 at the clubhouse. This is a special time for our musicians to meet and jam the night away to a wide variety of music genres and styles. More than just accordions are present for these concerts. Other instruments are played as well including guitars; drums; trumpets and trombones etc. Accordion Club Night is free and generally brings out a large crowd of fans. Pack up your snacks and favorite beverage and then come down to the clubhouse for full evening of first class entertainment. Youll be glad you did and Accordion Club Night will become a regular spot on your social calendar for the coming year.Garden Club speakerNorma Samuel, an agent in urban horticulture for the Marion County Extension Service and a Master Gardener, led a very informative discussion on Dec. 11 for the Cherrywood Garden Club. Garden Club may be a misnomer because it is more of a Social Interest group than a club. No dues are required and the only qualification for joining is that you must be a Cherrywood resident and have an interest in plants and nature. If your interest is in decorative gardening; vegetables; formal or informal design and anything in between, this organization is for you. Everyone is welcome to come out and be a part of this group. There are many activities including discussions; field trips; and presentations such as the one held Tuesday. For example, Norma spoke on the difficulties and challenges of winter gardening in North Central Florida, offering solutions; suggestions and taking questions. Next month the club has made plans to take a field trip to Sugar Tree Farms (growing organic vegetables). Everyone will meet at 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 9 at the clubhouse and carpool to the location. For more information about the club and details on the upcoming field trip contact Judy Durst at jdurst@hotmail.com or call 352-873-7849. For updates and to be put on the email list send an email to Cherrywoodgardeners@g mail.com. Norma Samuel is a regular contributing writer for the Star Banner newspaper. Information for this article was supplied by Fred OHern.Angel Tree EmptyEach year, Cherrywood puts out an Angel Tree in the lobby of the clubhouse. On this tree are the names and ages of children in Marion County who have little or no prospects for a Merry Christmas without the generous support of others. This year, the cards on the tree, 37 in total, have all been removed and Geris office was overflowing with the gifts that will brighten these youngsters Christmas morning. We would like to thank and commend all of you who took a name or a family from our tree this year and then went out, with a heart full of love, and bought gifts. There is no doubt that because of your kindness, these families will have a much brighter Christmas than they might have had without your help. Unfortunately, the Marion County officials have advised us that there are more than 10,000 needy children in our area. For that reason, we are considering making our clubhouse a donation place for Toys for Tots next year. If you have any ideas concerning this, please contact Geri and let her know your feelings. Replacing our Angel Tree is a big decision and your input would be greatly appreciated.New Years EveTickets are going fast so be sure to see Geri and get your reservation in for the gala Red and Black New Years Eve Ball. There will be music provided by the ever popular Rainbow Connection starting at 9 p.m. and going until the ringing in of the New Year. Finger foods will be plentiful and party favors will be at each table. Champagne will be served at midnight to toast the New Year butFriday, December 21, 2012 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 12~ Friday, December 21, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Activities change their schedules for Christmas CHERRYWOOD ESTATES J EJohn Everlove Deb River, fitness instructor. SEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE13 CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 12 Debbie Blackburn SEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE14 000DJHE J&J SEAFOOD 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. SALTED COD SMELT HADDOCK & SMOKED FISH DIP 000DKGU Our Place Saloon 352-854-4711 DRAFT BEER ON TAP Pabst Bud Bud Light Killians Miller Coors Light Amber Bock Yeungling Natural Light NFL PKG. BUZZTIME TRIVIA Philly Cheese Sandwich Fries Chicken Wings Etc. Sun-Sat 10am-2am Near Lowes on Hwy. 200 Circle Square Plaza 7651 SR 200, Ocala, FL 34476 HAPPY HOUR 10-6 DAILY DJ/KAROAKE FRI & SA T 11100 SW 93 Ct. Rd. Suite 12, Ocala, FL Mon-Thur 11am-10pm Fri & Sat 11am-11pm Sunday 11am-9pm 402-0003 Buy 1 Meal Get 1 at 1 / 2 OFF Equal or Lesser Value With purchase of 2 drinks With coupon Exp. 1/5/13 000DGDJ 000DJY7 You Have Tried The Rest... NOW TRY THE BEST Italian Restaurant & Pizza Italian Restaurant & Pizza A Taste of Brooklyn in Ocala JASMINE PLAZA 6106 SW State Rd. 200 Ocala, FL (352) 861-2828 HOURS : Mon.-Thurs. 11AM 8:30PM Fri. & Sat. 11AM 9:30 PM Sunday Closed MONDAY ONLY SPAGHETTI with Meatballs $ 6.99 Dine-In or Take-Out No Coupon Necessary TUESDAY ONLY LARGE 16 8-Slice Cheese Pizza $ 6.99 Dine-In or Take-Out No Coupon Necessary Best Pizza C AT E R I N G A V AILABLE 000DJY A Mon. Thurs. 11 am 8:30 pm Fri. & Sat. 11 am 9:30 pm Closed on Sunday 8602 SW SR 200, 103rd St. Plaza 873-0223 Ocala, Florida 8 7 3 0 2 2 3 873-0223 SA TURDA Y TUESDA Y ONE LARGE ONE LARGE CHEESE PIZZA CHEESE PIZZA $6.99 $6.99 With purchase of beverage MONDA Y MEDIUM CHEESE PIZZA MEDIUM CHEESE PIZZA & SMALL ANTIPASTO & SMALL ANTIPASTO $9.95 $9.95 With purchase of beverage TWO DINNERS FOR $20.00 TWO DINNERS FOR $20.00 Choice of: Veal Parm, Lasagna, Chicken Parm, Eggplant Parm, Shrimp Scampi. With Soup or Salad & 1 Dessert (Zeppolis or Cheesecake) w/Purchase of Beverage Whole Wheat Pasta Available 711193 Taste The B e s t Taste The Best Ta s t e The Bes t Repr esenting Ocala ar ea r e sidents for over 40 years The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements Before you decide, ask us to send free written information about our qualifications and experience. 237-9225 W .E. BISHO P J R. Attorney At Law Admitted to the Florida Bar in 1965 EST A TE PLANNING WILLS TRUSTS and PROBA TE REAL EST A TE CORPORA T IONS 7743 S.W. S.R. 200 Next to the Mulch & Stone Emporium 000CJG3 1135 2 N. Williams St ., (Hw y 4 1) Suite 302, Rainbow Square Plaza Dunnellon (Next to Sweetbay) Non-surgical most natural hairline!! Custom selection lace frontal, all skin cancer wigs for women!! Call today for FREE PRIV A TE CONSUL T A TION T echnoGraft affords you a wide variet y of st yles and cuts for todays modern man. 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of course you are invited to bring your own liquid refreshments to enjoy all evening long. You get all of this fun; entertainment and excitement for just $10 per person. What better way or less expensive way to start off the new year? This is one of the highlights of our social season and kicks off a terrific new year of activities and projects designed to put the active in our active living community. Come out and start the year right with the good fellowship of friends and neighbors; great food; excellent entertainment and dancing; champagne and fun.Movie Night Hope Springs starring Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones is a romantic comedy about a couple trying to rekindle their marriage at a couples therapy retreat. This film premiered in 2012 and brings a laugh a minute to the audience. Shown on the big screen at the clubhouse beginning at 7 p.m. enjoy free popcorn and lemonade or bring your own snacks and beverage. Its free to all so come out Jan. 8 and enjoy this film with your friends and neighbors.Karaoke Night returnsJanuary 12 at 7 p.m., Bill LaVerture and company will again fire up the big screen and musical equipment for another night of fun and entertainment. Hear the voices of your many fellow residents; enjoy some familiar and not so familiar tunes; and laugh; applaud; and be awed by your neighbors. This is a great evening of fun where you dont have to be a star to star in our show. All you have to do is let your inhibitions go and get up and sing. There will be song books to choose your tunes from; the big screen to read the words from; and Bill will make sure the music is on key. All you have to do is make sure you are too. Bring your voice; your sense of humor and your appreciation of music to Karaoke Night and who knows, you might be discovered.Elvis plus GeorgeElvis is coming to Cherrywood with his friend George Hamilton the IV on Jan. 26. This two-man show promises to be one of the biggest events of the season as they combine their abundant talents on our stage. Dave Atkins does an Elvis Tributeshow that is considered one of the best in the country. Youll feel like youre at an actual Elvis concert as he sings the songs that made the rock and roll star a legend. Dave will be joined by Grand Old Opry star George Hamilton IV. You may remember George from his first record, A Rose and a Baby Ruth that hit number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart in the late fifties. By 1960 that record had attained gold status. In his breakthrough hit in 1961, Before this Day Ends he again hit pay dirt and two years later he recorded Abilene; a blockbuster hit song. Dubbed the International Ambassador of Country Music in the 1970s for around the world tours, George is the second major talent that will grace our community. Finger foods will be served starting around 5:30 p.m. and the show will begin about 6 or 6:30. Of course you can bring your own beverages if youd like to. Seating is limited and tickets are $5 per person. Be sure to stop in and see Geri to get your tickets and reserve your table for this epic event. Art Class in JanuaryDebbie Blackburn will teaching the Bob Ross method of oil painting again Jan. 11 at 8:30 a.m. in the clubhouse You dont want to miss this opportunity to take advantage of Debbies talent and love of teaching while you learn a new skill or perfect and old one. Classes are limited so sign up with Geri today. (See related article in the Spotlight on Excellence) Biloxi TripWhat better way to beat the winter blahs than by taking a trip to the beautiful IP Resort and Spa in Biloxi Mississippi? On Jan. 13, youll be able to do just that when your deluxe motor coach leaves from the clubhouse of Cherrywood for a four day; three night trip of adventure and fun. Stay at the luxurious IP where youll be treated to $25 in free slot play and $24 in free meal tickets. Enjoy the excitement of gaming in the massive casino and then stop for a bite to eat in one of the restaurants where the food is excellent. While youre there, enjoy the Hard Rock Casino and Palace Casino too. Youll get $15 dollars in free slot play at each of those venues to hopefully get you started on a winning streak. These two casinos are included in the trip. Dont miss out on this get away to Biloxi. Just call Natalie at 352-854-4561 for reservations and all the details of this amazing trip. Youll have a blast and who knows, you might even come home a big winner.Christmas DecorationsMany of our residents have gone all out this year decorating their homes for Christmas. Cherrywood Property Management is not unaware of the hard work and time that goes into making our community one of the most beautiful at this time of year. For the first time, a committee will be going around looking at all of the lights and displays. They will then recognizing three homes that are, in their opinion, decorated above and beyond the usual and plaques will be awarded to the homeowners. The results of this judging will be announced in the Citizen next week along with some photos. Keep in mind that all of you who have decorated your homes have made the holidays that much better and brighter for all your fellow residents. We thank you for you work. Be aware that our judges are all residents of Cherrywood without any affiliation to any of the major organizations or committees and none of them have decorated their own homes (I guess that makes them Grinches).Spotlight on ExcellenceEach week we feature a person or persons who have an interesting past; a promising future or who have made a contribution to the quality of life here at Cherrywood. This week we feature a young lady who has brought her artistic talent and passion to our residents; Debbie Blackburn, our oil painting instructor. Debbie was born in Williamson, West Virginia, but was raised in Williamson, Kentucky. No, youre not seeing double; Williamson and the two states are separated by a bridge that spans the Blackberry Fork river. At an early age, she and her family moved to Wilder and Melbourne Florida. She graduated from Eau Gallie High School and began studying Business Management. A short time later she was married and had two daughters, Adrian and Elizabeth. During their younger years while she was married, she was a stay at home mom. One day she and her daughter were in their kitchen and Debbie looked out the window. What she saw was the serenity of the river that ran through her back yard and the beautiful foliage that surrounded it. She looked at Adrian and said, Some day Im going to paint a picture of that. That was 16 years ago. Almost immediately following that inspirational moment, Debbie discovered the Bob Ross system of painting. She enrolled in her first class and was amazed at how well she did. She confesses with a slight smile that she tried to talk herself out of art by her self doubts. you cant really do this and youll never be any good at this were words that came to her mind and to her lips. Fortunately she overcame these insecurities and enrolled in yet more classes at the Bob Ross Institute. Debbie moved to New Smyrna Beach where the school is located and began taking classes. Each subject requires that the student pass three levels of training before they can become an instructor of that subject. Debbie began her training in Landscape Art; continued with Flowers and most recently became certified in Wildlife. She is now not only a certified instructor in all three disciplines but she instructs the instructors. The devotion and passion that Debbie brings to her art is evident by her accomplishments. Not only does she teach the would There will be no Shutter Bugs Camera Club on the 21st as listed in the Chirp. Also, there are no exercise classes scheduled until the 4th of January. In addition, the office will be closed for Christmas, Dec. 24 and 25, and New Years Day, Jan. 1. The management and staff of Cherrywood wish all of the residents a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.End of Time PartyWhat better way to celebrate the end of time than with a Sock Hop party in the clubhouse? Join your friends and neighbors on Dec. 21 at 7 p.m. to dance; eat; drink and be together for what the Mayan Calendar says is the last day. You got to hand it to those Mayans, they were so good at predicting things that they didnt predict the Spanish coming to the New World; didnt predict the end of their civilization and didnt even predict that wed be celebrating on the 21st with a dance. This is a free dance night so bring some goodies to pass around along with your favorite beverage and join your friends for a great time. Typical sock hop attire is acceptable as long as you wear a big smile along with it. Come out and enjoy the fun at the End of Time party.Bocce BallOn Friday night at 7 p.m. not only is the End of Time Sock Hop going to take place, but in addition, our Bocce Ball players will be out in force for the fun games at the Bocce court behind the clubhouse. Come out and enjoy the friendly competition and challenge of Bocce then afterward, come back to the clubhouse and dance the rest of the evening away. Everyone is welcome to play or watch our new players along with a few more accomplished ones as they play this ancient sport. Its a great time every Friday night and promises to be even more fun on this Friday because of the dance thats taking place at the same time.Accordion Club changeBecause of Christmas, the Accordion Club will be meeting on Friday, Dec. 28 beginning at 5:30 p.m. and going until 9 at the clubhouse. This is a special time for our musicians to meet and jam the night away to a wide variety of music genres and styles. More than just accordions are present for these concerts. Other instruments are played as well including guitars; drums; trumpets and trombones etc. Accordion Club Night is free and generally brings out a large crowd of fans. Pack up your snacks and favorite beverage and then come down to the clubhouse for full evening of first class entertainment. Youll be glad you did and Accordion Club Night will become a regular spot on your social calendar for the coming year.Garden Club speakerNorma Samuel, an agent in urban horticulture for the Marion County Extension Service and a Master Gardener, led a very informative discussion on Dec. 11 for the Cherrywood Garden Club. Garden Club may be a misnomer because it is more of a Social Interest group than a club. No dues are required and the only qualification for joining is that you must be a Cherrywood resident and have an interest in plants and nature. If your interest is in decorative gardening; vegetables; formal or informal design and anything in between, this organization is for you. Everyone is welcome to come out and be a part of this group. There are many activities including discussions; field trips; and presentations such as the one held Tuesday. For example, Norma spoke on the difficulties and challenges of winter gardening in North Central Florida, offering solutions; suggestions and taking questions. Next month the club has made plans to take a field trip to Sugar Tree Farms (growing organic vegetables). Everyone will meet at 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 9 at the clubhouse and carpool to the location. For more information about the club and details on the upcoming field trip contact Judy Durst at jdurst@hotmail.com or call 352-873-7849. For updates and to be put on the email list send an email to Cherrywoodgardeners@g mail.com. Norma Samuel is a regular contributing writer for the Star Banner newspaper. Information for this article was supplied by Fred OHern.Angel Tree EmptyEach year, Cherrywood puts out an Angel Tree in the lobby of the clubhouse. On this tree are the names and ages of children in Marion County who have little or no prospects for a Merry Christmas without the generous support of others. This year, the cards on the tree, 37 in total, have all been removed and Geris office was overflowing with the gifts that will brighten these youngsters Christmas morning. We would like to thank and commend all of you who took a name or a family from our tree this year and then went out, with a heart full of love, and bought gifts. There is no doubt that because of your kindness, these families will have a much brighter Christmas than they might have had without your help. Unfortunately, the Marion County officials have advised us that there are more than 10,000 needy children in our area. For that reason, we are considering making our clubhouse a donation place for Toys for Tots next year. If you have any ideas concerning this, please contact Geri and let her know your feelings. Replacing our Angel Tree is a big decision and your input would be greatly appreciated.New Years EveTickets are going fast so be sure to see Geri and get your reservation in for the gala Red and Black New Years Eve Ball. There will be music provided by the ever popular Rainbow Connection starting at 9 p.m. and going until the ringing in of the New Year. Finger foods will be plentiful and party favors will be at each table. Champagne will be served at midnight to toast the New Year butFriday, December 21, 2012 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 12~ Friday, December 21, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Activities change their schedules for Christmas CHERRYWOOD ESTATES J EJohn Everlove Deb River, fitness instructor. SEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE13 CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 12 Debbie Blackburn SEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE14 000DJHE J&J SEAFOOD 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. SALTED COD SMELT HADDOCK & SMOKED FISH DIP 000DKGU Our Place Saloon 352-854-4711 DRAFT BEER ON TAP Pabst Bud Bud Light Killians Miller Coors Light Amber Bock Yeungling Natural Light NFL PKG. BUZZTIME TRIVIA Philly Cheese Sandwich Fries Chicken Wings Etc. Sun-Sat 10am-2am Near Lowes on Hwy. 200 Circle Square Plaza 7651 SR 200, Ocala, FL 34476 HAPPY HOUR 10-6 DAILY DJ/KAROAKE FRI & SA T 11100 SW 93 Ct. Rd. Suite 12, Ocala, FL Mon-Thur 11am-10pm Fri & Sat 11am-11pm Sunday 11am-9pm 402-0003 Buy 1 Meal Get 1 at 1 / 2 OFF Equal or Lesser Value With purchase of 2 drinks With coupon Exp. 1/5/13 000DGDJ 000DJY7 You Have Tried The Rest... NOW TRY THE BEST Italian Restaurant & Pizza Italian Restaurant & Pizza A Taste of Brooklyn in Ocala JASMINE PLAZA 6106 SW State Rd. 200 Ocala, FL (352) 861-2828 HOURS : Mon.-Thurs. 11AM 8:30PM Fri. & Sat. 11AM 9:30 PM Sunday Closed MONDAY ONLY SPAGHETTI with Meatballs $ 6.99 Dine-In or Take-Out No Coupon Necessary TUESDAY ONLY LARGE 16 8-Slice Cheese Pizza $ 6.99 Dine-In or Take-Out No Coupon Necessary Best Pizza C AT E R I N G A V AILABLE 000DJY A Mon. Thurs. 11 am 8:30 pm Fri. & Sat. 11 am 9:30 pm Closed on Sunday 8602 SW SR 200, 103rd St. Plaza 873-0223 Ocala, Florida 8 7 3 0 2 2 3 873-0223 SA TURDA Y TUESDA Y ONE LARGE ONE LARGE CHEESE PIZZA CHEESE PIZZA $6.99 $6.99 With purchase of beverage MONDA Y MEDIUM CHEESE PIZZA MEDIUM CHEESE PIZZA & SMALL ANTIPASTO & SMALL ANTIPASTO $9.95 $9.95 With purchase of beverage TWO DINNERS FOR $20.00 TWO DINNERS FOR $20.00 Choice of: Veal Parm, Lasagna, Chicken Parm, Eggplant Parm, Shrimp Scampi. With Soup or Salad & 1 Dessert (Zeppolis or Cheesecake) w/Purchase of Beverage Whole Wheat Pasta Available 711193 Taste The B e s t Taste The Best Ta s t e The Bes t Repr esenting Ocala ar ea r e sidents for over 40 years The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements Before you decide, ask us to send free written information about our qualifications and experience. 237-9225 W .E. BISHO P J R. Attorney At Law Admitted to the Florida Bar in 1965 EST A TE PLANNING WILLS TRUSTS and PROBA TE REAL EST A TE CORPORA T IONS 7743 S.W. S.R. 200 Next to the Mulch & Stone Emporium 000CJG3 1135 2 N. Williams St ., (Hw y 4 1) Suite 302, Rainbow Square Plaza Dunnellon (Next to Sweetbay) Non-surgical most natural hairline!! Custom selection lace frontal, all skin cancer wigs for women!! Call today for FREE PRIV A TE CONSUL T A TION T echnoGraft affords you a wide variet y of st yles and cuts for todays modern man. MENS NON-SURGIC AL HAIR REPLA CEMENT $ 399 00 Board Certified for Over 25 Y ears MIND BODY SPIRIT 465-2210 vernonmar tinsalon.com Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9-6 Sat. 9-3 000DIX3 AFTER John M. Boyett, Jr Financial Advisor Free Investment Reviews 352-237-2008 800-757-3129 8441 SW Hwy 200, Ste. 1 19 Ocala Fl 34481 www .edwardjones.com Member SIP C 000DE3M Est a te Planning Wills T rusts Real Est a te Pr oba te Corpor a tions M edicaid Qualifying T ax L a w No Charge for Initial Consultation The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Befor e you decide, ask us to send you fr ee written information about our qualificati ons and experience. 7480 SW SR 200 Ocala, FL 34476 Robert A. Stermer LL.M (T AX) Attorney At Law 000CRZ5 861 0447 861 0447 861 0447 000DFON EQUAL HOUSING OPPOR TUNITY Holiday Savings! W e are extending a special By Invitation Only savings opportunity to you. Come see the savings options available to you on selected apartments. RSVP T oday 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 W eekly Housekeeping Fun Activities Y our Pets W ill Love It! And so much moreit really is all inclusive! M A R I O N W O O D S M ARION W OODS I N D E P E N D E N T R E T I R E M E N T L I V I N G I NDEPENDENT R ETIREMENT L IVING 1661 SE 31st Street, Ocala, FL 34471 ~ 352-671-1700 www .marion-w oods.net Sign a lease by December 31 SA VE OV E R $7,500! 6933 SW 179 A ve. Rd. 15 miles W e st of I-75 on SR 40 in Dunnellon (352) 522-0309 www .juliettefalls.com 000DJQU Golf, Bur ger Beer $ 35 00 per person $ 40 00 per person with 20 or more players Must present coupon. Offer expires Dec. 31, 2012

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Last chance to get your tickets for the New Years Eve Party at Palm Grove. It will start at 9 p.m. on Dec. 31 and end at 1 a.m. on New Years Day. Entertainment will be by Diana and Mitch and the buffet from 9:30 to 10:45 p.m. will consist of Swedish and barbecued meat balls, baked ziti with sausage, cheese and crackers, vegetable dip, fresh fruit tray, stuffed mushrooms, baked chicken wings and spinach and artichoke dip. There will be complementary champagne at midnight. Tickets are $25 per person. Contact Carol Forgette at 352-873-3074 for tickets or more information.Do You Remember? 2011 Christmas ParadeTune in channel 12 for Len Teitlers presentation of the 2011 Christmas Golf Cart Parade, narrated by Anna Boodee. At popular request it will continue to air following FYI daily at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. through Dec 28.Tuesday is (usually) Bingo nightThere will be no bingo on the next two Tuesday nights, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. After the holidays on Tuesday nights at the Orchid Club doors open at 3 p.m., card sales are from 4 to 5:45 p.m. and games begin at 6 p.m. No one under 18 is allowed in the Orchid Club auditorium during the games. Residents and overnight guests must wear visible name tags or pool tags. The snack bar will be open. Bingo is currently in need of volunteers. Please contact Dee Spath at 352237-9364.Republican ClubThe Republican Club will hold its annual holiday pot luck dinner at the Orchid Club on Dec. 26 at 6 p.m. All past, present and future members are welcome. The club will supply the ham, you bring a covered dish of your favorite recipe and your beverage of choice. There will be a short meeting and then delicious food and socializing. For more information and to RSVP call Bob at 352-873-6961.ORHA election announcementORHA reminds everyone that absentee ballots are available for the 2013 election of directors and neighborhood representatives. Any resident needing an absentee ballot must call Jim Waddell, election commissioner, to schedule a time for you to pick one up. The election will be held on Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Orchid Club from noon until 4 p.m. Performing Arts CompanyFrank Porterfield writes, As the producer of the Performing Arts Company March play, The Odd Couple Female Version, Ive been asked why should we be instructors at the Bob Ross Institute, but she has been to many states from Minnesota to Virginia. In addition, she has traveled the world giving classes in the United Kingdom and Germany. When asked if all the travel was difficult on a single woman she responded, No, I travel with the love of my life; Jim Cox. He helps me with everything like setting up and tearing down the classes Debbie loves teaching. She was inspired into that field early on in her career by one of her instructors, Ellen Tye. When I first started, I was a nervous wreck. Ellen was patient and gave me the confidence to continue. In addition to Cherrywood, Debbie teaches at Marion Landing; Hobby Lobby; Ormond Beach; at local hospitals and even some camp grounds in season. Admittedly her schedule is hectic but she loves her students and her subject matter. She gets great joy in watching her students turn a blank canvas into a beautiful work of art. When talking about her art work and her students, Debbies face lights up. Her outlook on life is enthusiastic and positive stating; If you really want to do something, you just do it. She further describes her classes as a three hour meditation time when you concentrate on the art work and all the other problems disappear. Much has happened since the day Debbie looked out her window. Since first she started, her children are now grown and she is a very proud Grandma. Adrian has two sons and lives in Houston while Elizabeth has one son and lives in Palm Coast. We are pleased that Debbie has chosen Cherrywood as one of the venues where she brings the beauty of her personality; of her talent as an artist and her professionalism as an instructor to our residents. From Your ReporterAs vice president of the Veterans Club, it was my sad duty this past week to lower the American flag in front of our clubhouse to half staff. This was in accordance with the Presidents proclamation to honor and recognize the victims of the tragic shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. While watching the flag slowly descend the cold gray pole, along with millions of others across the country, my heart broke for those who were killed and for their families. On Tuesday, the flag was returned to its respected position of full staff. The emblem of our nation was once again where it belonged. Unfortunately, for our fellow citizens that must endure the unendurable, things will never be where they belong again; things will never be normal again. I ask that you join me in keeping the victims; their families; the first responders and all who were touched by this tragedy in your thoughts and your prayers during the coming days; weeks and years. If you have any comments; suggestions or questions regarding the articles in this column I invite you to contact me at urperssec@yahoo.com. To all of my readers, I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. 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 352-2375741.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. A candlelight Christmas Eve service is set for Dec. 24 at 6 p.m. The churchs seniors ministry, the Golden Servants will meet on Friday, Jan 25 at 6 p.m. The public is invited to the carry-in dinner and a showing of a video by humorist Jeanne Robertson. Southwest Christian Church is at 9045 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. For more information call 352-2366023.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. 23 the message will be Realign Life to God.. At each of the Wednesday evening services, Pastor Holloway will speak to the Unknown Scholars, the Unknown Women and the Unknown Shepherd. The Advent season will culminate on Christmas Eve Dec. 24. Joy Lutheran Church will celebrate with two candlelight services, 7 and 10 p.m. Pastor Holloways message will be Rejoice Your Savior Has Come. The Joy vocal and bell choirs will provide music at the 7 p.m. service and the bell choir along with special music is scheduled for the 10 p.m. service. Communion will be served at both services. The tree will be trimmed, the wreaths hung and the poinsettias will adorn the altar. Consider attending one or both of these services for a true Christmas experience. Joy Lutheran Church is on Southwest State Road 200 at 83rd Place, Ocala. For further information call 352-854-4509 ext. 221.Ocala West Church of the NazareneAdvent schedule: Morning Worship Advent Sermon series at 10:30 a.m.: Dec. 23, How to Know God is Real. Special Christmas evening events at 6 p.m. Dec. 23 Childrens program and candlelight service. Dec. 24, Christmas Eve Communion Service. We welcome you. Please join us in making this Christmas as special time of worship! Ocala West Church of the Nazarene is at 5884 S.W. 60th Ave., (Airport Road) Ocala. Our webpage is www.ocalawestnaz.org.Christs Church of Marion CountyWednesday, 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 352-8616182, website is www.ccomc.org.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 352-237-4633.First United MethodistOn Christmas Eve, First United Methodist Church of Ocala will offer three services: two traditional services at 4 and 7 p.m. in the sanctuary with harp, organ, Kids Choir, Chancel Choir, and Instrumental Ensemble and a contemporary service at 5:30 with Praise Band and Kids Choir in the Family Life Center. All three services will include child care in the nursery and candlelight and communion. The youth will present a live nativity in the courtyard 15 minutes before the 7 p.m. service. Everyone is cordially invited! First United Methodist Church is at 1126 East Silver Springs Blvd. (State Road 40) diagonally across the boulevard from the old Ritz Hotel. For further information: 352-622-3244 or www.fumcocala.org or wayne@fumcocala.org. St. Jude CatholicCreole Masses for the Haitians in our community are celebrated every second and fourth Sunday of the month at 5 p.m. The next date is Dec. 23. The St. Jude venue for used items, Anthonys Attic, will not be open or accepting donations during the month of December. Fr. Miguel Gonzalez, from St. John Vianney parish in Orlando, will be presenting our Advent Mission this year. The English session will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 22. A special celebration, Retablo, will be held following the 12:30 Mass on Sunday, Dec. 23. The Spanish Posada celebration will take place every evening at 6:30 Dec. 15 through Dec. 23. A Mass will be celebrated only on Dec. 15 and Dec. 23. Christmas Masses start on Dec. 24 with the Childrens Mass at 5 p.m. At 9:30 p.m., the choirs will present a Christmas music program. Following this, Mass will be celebrated at 10 p.m. On Christmas day there are two Masses. The first is at 9 a.m. in English and at 11 a.m. a Mass in Spanish will be celebrated. Friday, December 21, 2012 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com RELIGIONCONTINUED FROM PAGE 114~ Friday, December 21, 2012 www.smcitizen.com CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 13 Ambassadors New Years Eve party scheduled OAK RUN C WCarol AnnWheeler Recently, Oak Run had its second room dedicated at Hospices Legacy House. Through the generous donations and hard work of Oak Runners, we are almost halfway to reching our quota for a third room. Shown are some of the volunteers from Oak Run who attended the dedication and who make our annual Hoofin it for Hospice walk such a huge success. Also shown are Mary Ellen Poe, Hospice CEO, and Jennifer Harmon, a coordinator at Legacy House. PLEASESEEOAK RUN, PAGE23 000DKG5 Newspaper Advertising Works To advertise in South Marion Citizen please call Tom, Kris or Michel at 352-854-3986 Susan and Dave Beauchamp Owners In September this year we pur chased The Cutting Edge Hair Studio. 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Friday, December 21, 2012 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com the Citizen Maintain the health of your business Advertise in 10~ Friday, December 21, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Since the election, there has been a lot of jibber-jabber by the kings and queens of jibber-jabber about some financial cliff we are facing. I have no idea what they are talking about, and I have a suspicion they do not either, but if I am to guess I would say, it is not a great leap of faith. The great thing about being a jibber-jabber is you do not have to know what you are jibber-jabbering about. In fact, the less you know the more you can jabber your jib. As one great American consumer and I only speak for myself, I am tired of all of this nonsense. In the light of this, I bring good news concerning this ominous financial cliff. I am always happy to bring a little bit of good news in the midst of all of the twaddle and idiotic jibber-jabbing that goes on in our country. I know good news does not make the front page but I think it helps those of us who are tired of the bad news. The good news concerning this financial cliff is that we do not have to worry about it at all, thanks to the Mayans calendar. Wherever they are, somebody needs to congratulate them on saving not only our world but also our country from a financial disaster. If we had the time, I would recommend that they be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. According to the Mayans calendar, the end of the world, whatever that means, is to take place today, Dec. 21. How they had the foresight to come to our rescue at such a portentous time we will never know. Thanks to them, we do not have to worry about any financial cliff that might be looming ahead of us. I think this should be enough to silence all of this political jibber-jabber the rest of us are tired of hearing. As grateful as I am to the Mayan calendar, I do have a little bone to pick with them. I do not mind people predicting the end of the world. Really, they have nothing on me. For years I have predicted the end of the world at the end of every month. Believe me, some months I really came close to the end of the world. At least the end of my world. Now the bone I have to pick is simply this. Why did they pick Dec. 21, which is four days before Christmas? This is very frustrating to me. If they would have consulted with me, I would have suggested maybe the end of the month. After all, give everybody a few days to enjoy his or her last Christmas. Personally, I do not mind missing New Years Eve. In my opinion, it is all hype and nothing else. After all, Dick Clark is gone, so what is the use of celebrating New Years Eve? In my lifetime, I have seen enough people drop the ball; I do not need to stay up to midnight to watch everybody drop the ball. But, Christmas Day, thats a whole different ballgame. The problem I face is simply this, if I buy a Christmas present and the world actually does end on Dec. 21, I have wasted my money. Being a tightwad such as I am, that is a most blasphemous thing to do. On the other hand, if I do not buy Christmas presents assuming that the world will end on Dec. 21, I am going to be redder in the face on Christmas day than Santas suit. The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage will not accept some lame excuse that I thought the world was going to end on Dec. 21. This whole thing has put me in quite a quandary. I know there have been hundreds of people down through the years predicting the end of the world. The problem I have is, what day is going to be right, and who is to say when? Many people are putting a lot of credence on this Mayan calendar. Some are pointing out how brilliant these people were. However, I have one simple question to ask is. If the Mayans were so smart, where in the world are they now? I am rather suspicious of their disappearance, especially, when we come to the end of the world according to their prediction. If they can predict the end of our world, why were they not able to predict the end of their world? So, let us say Dec. 21 is the end of the world. What I am doing to prepare myself for that is stockpiling Apple Fritters. I do not know what the end of the world means, I do not know the condition I am going to be in, but I do know that an Apple Fritter is the So, this is how the world ends OUT TO PASTOR J SRev. James L. Snyder panacea for all ailments. If I just have enough Apple Fritters, I know I can face anything, even the end of the world. It would be nice that the last thing I do before the world ends is savor a delicious Apple Fritter. Actually, I have something much better. But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you (1 Peter 1:25 KJV). I do not know how the world is going to end, but I do know who is really in charge.Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866552-2543 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com RELIGION Friendship Baptist ChurchCome celebrate the true meaning of Christmas at Friendship Baptist Church on Sunday, Dec. 23 and Monday evening, Dec. 24. Sunday school will be at 9:30 a.m. followed by the morning worship service at 10:45 a.m. Pastor Randall Brown will bring the message exalting the Christ of Christmas. The choir and special music, under the direction of Mrs. Linda Brown will render the beautiful sounds of Christmas. The evening Bible service will be at 6 p.m. A candlelight Christmas Eve service will be held at 6 p.m. Grace plus Four, a singing group composed of Mrs. Brown and her three daughters, will delight the congregation for all of the Christmas services. Friendship Baptist Church is at 19510 S.W. 105th St., off State Road 200. The church office phone is 352-237-2640.Church of the AdventThe young people of Advent are planning a Christmas Pageant on Dec. 24 at 5 p.m. in conjunction with the Family Christmas Eve Mass. The pageant, A Child of Might is based on those presented in Ole England by Guild Members who stood on the street in front of the Anglican church during Advent and acted out the story of Jesuss birth to those passing on the street. Rehearsals are full swing and the production is the result of many hands and hearts. It promises to be memorable. All are welcome to attend. Church of the Advent is located on County Road 484, about one mile west of State Road 200 just across from the fire station. For further information contact the church at 352-4657272. PLEASESEERELIGION, PAGE11 Read the classifieds Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is celebrating the holidays by opening to guests on Christmas Day for the first time in 45 years, and offering a holiday gift to visitors: one child age 11 and under free with the purchase of a paid adult admission through Jan. 7. Guests can enjoy the holiday sights and sounds of Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complexs second annual Holidays in Space now through Jan. 1. The Visitor Complex is adorned with a stunning array of holiday decorations and features daily visits and storytelling with Santa and Mrs. Claus through Dec. 24, as well as heartwarming performances of favorite holiday songs by strolling carolers. As an international ensemble of astronauts celebrate the holidays 225 miles above on the International Space Station (ISS), Visitor Complex guests can learn about the holiday traditions of each of the ISS partner countries: Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States. To take advantage of the free child with paid adult admission special, please mention the offer at the front gate ticket plaza when purchasing tickets. The offer is not available for advance purchase. For more information, visit www.kennedyspacecenter.com/holidaysspace.aspx or call 877-313-2610. In addition, the holidays are the perfect time to share mankinds greatest achievements and future of the space program with the entire family. Visitors can get rare behind-the-scenes access to areas of Kennedy Space Center that have been off limits to the public for decades. The KSC Up-Close Tour Series includes tours of the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB), Launch Control Center (LCC), and Launch Pad. The VAB tour has been extended through 2013 and the LCC and Launch Pad tours are confirmed through Mar. 31. Open to the public for the first time in more than 30 years, the VAB Tour provides visitors a look inside the 525-foot-tall structure one of Kennedy Space Center opens to visitors on Christmas PLEASESEESPACE, PAGE16 000D2H4 000DIV7 000DIV7 000DGV6 REALTY One Week Real Estate School Foxfire Realty Has Expanded Now Hiring! Full Training! Call Today! Now Hiring Naomi Furbush 352-479-0123 000DL1E OASIS RESTAURANT 7651 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala 352-237-4598 Thank you for your preference.... Open 7 to 7 Mon. 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It is a scene that is repeated all over the world at this time of year. A family gathers together, pops in a Christmas CD, or perhaps views a DVD, enjoys some seasonal candies, and watches the children as they open their presents and toys. There may even be a brief prayer or two in honor of the birth of Jesus and what most will not realize is that all these acts have Jewish roots. What is Christmas without the seasonal perennial, White Christmas? This favorite with its nostalgic look at snow was written by a Jew, Irving Berlin. And oy! if that were not enough, the lovely carol, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing was written by Felix Mendelssohn who converted to Christianity so that his music would gain fame in a world that was anti-Semitic in its day. And let us not forget the Jewish artists that record seasonal albums such as Barry Manilow and Barbra Streisand. When it comes to videos, most likely they were produced by Jewish producers such as the Weinstein Company. The credit list for most of the Christmas-themed shows especially on the Hallmark Channel read like a synagogue membership list. As for those presents around the tree, many of them, no doubt, came from stores owned or founded by Jews. Those tools for dad, from The Home Depot, the teens outfits from The Gap, moms robe from Macys and the kids toys made by Matel all have Jewish connections. Jews have been merchants for years dealing in everything from pots and pans to diamonds. Many of this countrys famous department stores started out as peddler operations until their owners were able to purchase a building to start a store. As a matter of fact, a friendly rivalry between two famous New York department stores led to the creation of the famous Macys Thanksgiving Day parade. What would the holiday season be without this seasonal kickoff? Are you ready to sink your teeth into some Christmas candy? Those famous Peeps, marshmallow treats usually associated with Easter, also come in the shape of Christmas trees and are made by a Jewish candy company. Ditto for Ben and Jerrys ice cream and Celestial Seasonings Tea, though the original Jewish owners have since sold their companies to other interests. Growing up in Connecticut, going into Hartford for a visit to G. Fox & Co was a special treat around the holiday season. This Connecticut institution had for its motto The Center of Connecticut Living Since 1847. The department store was founded by a Jew, Gershom Fox and over the years it morphed into a major iconic mercantile operation carrying everything from TVs to lingerie. The store was overseen by the formidable matriarch herself, Beatrice Fox Auerbach, whose stringent ways were never crossed. It was a different time and place, the 1980s, but the holiday decorations at the store never failed to thrill us all. Before the store was sold to the May Co., Foxs use to use its street level windows for beautiful animated Christmas displays. There were Santas and reindeer, snow scenes and a toy workshop all with moving animatronic movements, this before 3-D TV and the other electronic devices and advancements that we have today. Still, people came from all over Connecticut and Massachusetts to view the entertaining winter scenes. There is but one other Jewish influence on Christmas I would like to point out. Two thousand years ago, a young Jewish mother named Mary gave birth to a child who would be known as Jesus of Nazareth. This man lived and died as a Jew and it is his legacy and birth that is the celebration of the season. May the beauty and goodwill that prevails during this time of year, spill into the next while we recognize our common roots and heritage. Friday, December 21, 2012 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com Jewish influences and Christmas JUDIS JOURNAL J SJudi Siegal16~ Friday, December 21, 2012 www.smcitizen.com the largest buildings in the world where the Apollo rockets and space shuttles were assembled. The Launch Control Center Tour allows guests inside the Firing Room, where NASA directors and engineers supervised all of the launches for the space shuttle and Apollo programs. For the first time in the 50-year history of Kennedy Space Center, the Launch Pad Tour takes visitors to one of the launch pads from which the space shuttles and Saturn V moon rockets were launched. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex features many attractions and year-round interactive programs, including meeting real astronauts. The standard bus tour, included with admission, explores the history of the Apollo moon and space shuttle programs with panoramic views of Kennedy Space Center, the VABs exterior and a stop at the Apollo/Saturn V Center, where visitors see an authentic 363-foot Saturn V moon rocket and relive the historic Apollo missions that saw man land on the moon. Other Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex attractions and activities include Shuttle Launch Experience, an incredible simulated journey of vertically launching into space and orbiting Earth aboard the space shuttle, as well as the Astronaut Training Experience, Rocket Garden, two IMAX theaters, Astronaut Encounter, Lunch With an Astronaut, U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame and Exploration Space: Explorers Wanted. In addition, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is the future home of the space shuttle Atlantis, with a multimillion-dollar exhibit scheduled to open in July 2013. For more information on Holidays in Space at Kennedy Space Center Complex, please visit www.KennedySpaceCenter.com. SPACECONTINUED FROM PAGE 15 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. Evangelical Lutheran Church joyocala@embarqmail.com Edward Holloway, Pastor 7045 SW 83rd Pl., Ocala (352) 854-4509 Nursery Provided 000CPSM Sunday Worship 8:15 am & 11:00 am Sunday School 9:45 am Wednesday Evening Worship 6:45 pm German Language Worship 1st. Sunday of each month 3:00 pm 000DG9D 8070 SW 60th A ve. Ocala, FL 34476 352-291-2080 SERVICES HOURS Sunday 9am, 11am, 6pm 1:30 Spanish Service Tuesday 7pm Spanish Service Wednesday Night 7pm Thursday Bible Study 6:30 to 7:30 Youth 7pm Friday 7pm Spanish Service Nursery available WE WELCOME ALL! Bishop Paul Woosley Phone (352) 861-9080 Sunday Services 10:30 a.m. 6:00 p.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Monday Morning Christians JOIN US IN WORSHIP 9045 SW 60th A ve. Ocala, FL 000DANR Bible Studies W e dnesday 7:00 p.m. Southwest Christian Church CHRISTIAN LIFE ASSEMBL Y A Pentecostal Charismatic Church SER VICES Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Sunday Morning Service 10:45 a.m. Sunday Evening Service 6:00 p.m. 000CC78 Everyone is welcome Thomas Markham, Pastor 352-237-6950 9644 SW Hwy 484, Near State Road 200 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 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 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 College Road Baptist Chur ch 5010 SW College Road, Ocala, FL (352) 237-5741 Rev Ronnie W alker Pastor Rev Jef f Rountree, Minister of W o rship Rev Rob Loy Jr ., Student Minister Jason Kaminski, Children s Minister T rina Loy Preschool Director Holding Forth the Word of Life...JESUS Sunday Worship Services 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00 am 9:30 & 11:00 Sunday School 000D2GN Wednesday 6:30 PM Children/Student Ministries 6:30 PM Mid-Week Bible Study www.collegeroad.org 000COJM 4800 SW 20th St Ocala, FL 34474 352-237-5611 www.bereanbaptist.net Berean Baptist Church Independent Fundamental Dr. Mike Patton Pastor Sunday Bible Study 9:45am Sunday Worship 10:45am & 6:00pm Wednesday Bible Study 7:00pm Assistive Listening System Nursery provided for all services 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 Our Redeemer Lutheran Church LC-MS 5200 S.W State Road 200 1 3 / 4 Miles W e st of I-75 W o rship Service 8:00 & 1 1:00 AM Bible Class & Sunday School 9:30 AM Pastor Joe Adams 237-2233 Sharing the Joy of Jesus Christ! 000D7EJ Located a mile west of SR 200 at 10260 SW 110th Street (turn west across from the entrance to Oak Run) Expository Bible Teaching Traditional Services Sunday Worship at 10:00 AM Wednesday Bible Study 6:30 PM 000C8RA Community Church TIMBER RIDGE Wil Clawson Pastor Teacher 000CQ8E 7768 SW Hwy 200, Ocala (352) 237-4633 www .countr ysideocala.or g W elcome to Countr yside Pr esbyterian Chur ch (USA) Sunday Bible Study 9:00 am Sunday Worship 10:30 am Tuesday Bible Study 2:00 pm Pastor Gar y O. Marshall Y our Spiritual Home 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 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. Christmas Eve 5pm & 8pm Children & Youth Ministries 000CG1V W esleyan-Holiness T radition OCALA WEST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE T eaching the Bible as Gods W ord to produce Christ-followers! S undays: Sunday School . . . . . . 9:15 A.M. Morning Worship . . . . 10:30 A.M. Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:00 P.M. Children s Bible Quizzing 6:00 P M. W e dnesday Evenings Adult Bible Study . . . . . 6:00 P M. Pastor Curt Dowling 5884 SW 60th A ve. (Airport Rd.) Ocala, Fl 34477 (352) 861-0755 www .ocalawestnaz.org 000D2HD S OUTH M ARION C ITIZEN D IRECT OR Y A SK FOR M ICHEL N OR THSEA AT 854-3986 The Reason to Believe... Wor ship Call t o 71 1 195 000A8NZ Ken Halderman (352) 237 -4488 10641 SW 80th A ve., Ocala A S K A B O U T N O M O N E Y D O W N V A O R F H A F I N A N C I N G 000DKH5 Homes are selling! Now is the t ime t o lis t! 2/2/2 HOME with carpet and tile on floors. A 14\9 lanai to enjoy your private back yard, all appliances are included. Perfectly located in this gated 55+ community across Blvd. is the clubhouse. Solar heated pool and many activities for the residents, R/V parking for residents. Landscaped and has garage door opener great price for this home. MLS368855 $51,500 2/2/2 HOME located on a corner lot fea tures include 9/14 Florida room and a screen lanai. Carpet throughout with vinyl in kitchen and baths, indoor laundry New air all appliances are included, great location in a gated 55+ community Palm Cay of fers a solar heated pool. MLS #372992 $67,500 BEAUTIFUL 2/2/1 custom built home. E njoy a lar ge F lorida 14/19 with custom windows kitchen, bathrooms have been updated. H ome is on a corner lot located in a gated 55+ community P alm C ay has a heated pool for the residents. H ome is of fered completely furnished. N ewer roof and air MLS 368961 $89,900 2/2/2 HOME located in Spruce Creek North. Has a new roof and newer air carpet and tile on floors, walk-in closets, lar g e eat-in kitchen, formal dining room, very open and bright living room. Home is a pleasure to show move in condition. 14/9 glass-enclosed lanai. Located in a 55+ community MLS 380368 $81,000 3/2/2 HOME has laminate floor in house and features a split bedroom plan. Lar ge 10/20 Florida room. Modern kitchen with Corian counter top new cabinets, newer appliances, new sink, newer roof and air The house is move-in condition, lots of storage located in a guarded 55+ community two pools and clubhouses. MLS382431 $71,500 2/2/1 HOME with carpet and tile, inside laun dry screen lanai to enjoy the back yard, newer roof. Located in gated 55+ community great retirement home or winter home. Appliances included. MLS #375557 $49,900 MAGNIFICENT 3/2/2 WINDMILL MODEL featuring split bedrooms and a 12/24 in-ground pool with cage and solar heated. R emolded kitchen with new wood cabinets and Corian counters and new sink, top-of-the-line stainless appliances, laminate floors, inside painted 201 1 new roof 2008. M any skylights cathedral ceilings, lar ge master bath with double sinks. P lexiglass encl. porch 15/30. L ocated in a 55 + gated community L ush landscaping with irrigation. V ery private backyard. B ring of fer MLS #373042 $129,900 2/2/2 HOME with tile and carpet. Lar ge 1 1 /28 Florida room guest bath has a walkin bath tub, great for handicapped person All appliances stay. Located in a gated 55+ community, backs up to Oak Run. Very private covered patio. New roof 06 and air 08. Palm Cay has a solar heated pool, R/V parking for residents. MLS 382291 $57,500 2/2/1 HOME with a private backyard to a wooded area, nicely maintained, new roof 2006, air 2010 new water heater new glass front door galley kitchen with tile and back splash inside laundry Located in a gated 55+ community termite bond furniture can be included at full price. MLS#377599 $57,500 2/1/1 HOME has tile in kitchen and carpet in the rest. Glass 15/9 Florida room. Located in guarded community Great place to retire. T w o pools and two clubhouses. All new paint. MLS#378843 $37,900 PENDING PENDING 000DFO0 W i s d o Family Medicine Wi s d o is W elcoming NEW P A TIENTS! (352) 622-9007 Call T oday For Appointment Pro viding Comprehensive Healthcare F or The Entire F amily Monda y F rida y 8 A M 5 P M Christine A. K ogo y P .A.-C 21 18 SW 20th PL Suite 102, Ocala 34471 (Off of SW 19th A ve. Rd.) BCBS, Blue Options, Cigna, United Health Car e, Aetna, T ricar e, Medicar e and most insurances accepted/billed. 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At the Dec. 4 Tuesday Social, Dianne Kmoch received the communitys Volunteer Recognition Award. In his presentation, Board 2nd Vice President Bill Wurst introduced this volunteer as follows: This month we are honoring a resident who moved to Marion Landing 15 years ago and has been working behind the scenes, so to speak, for approximately 6 years. Her volunteer efforts are enjoyed by probably hundreds of residents, maybe even 50 percent of you here this morning. She is the leader of six other residents who sort and shelve all the books in our Library. In addition, she has been working on reorganizing the categories of books, moving shelves, and making the Library more accessible to accommodate every resident. This resident also volunteers as the librarian at Fore Ranchs Brentwood Senior Living Community. It is my pleasure to present the Volunteer Recognition Award to Dianne Kmoch. Upon acceptance of her award, Dianne graciously acknowledged and thanked all the other volunteers who help out in the Library: Connie Burden, Mary Dwyer, Donna Schmidt, Ann Sepper, Joy Stiger and Rita Woch. Diannes engraved plaque will join the more than 152 other volunteers recognized by the community since 2001, all of which are posted in the Lifestyle Center. Award recipients are chosen from a list of residents who are nominated for the award by their peers. If you would like to nominate a fellow resident for a volunteer recognition award, please forward your recommendation, in writing, to a Board member, member of the Activities Support Committee, or the Activities Director.Landing Lites concertThe 2012 Landing Lites holiday concert was a huge success with 29 dedicated members of the chorus starting off the holiday season with songs that reminded us of this most wonderful time of year. From the contemporary selection of Christmas on Broadway to the traditional Silent Night, the varied program was a joy to all. Solos by third generation oboist Sharon Blinkhorn and our own Lina Vallejo highlighted the evening. Linas a capella solo of Frank Shuberts Ave Maria brought tears to the eyes of many of the concert-goers. Lina, a soprano and former opera singer, studied music and singing in Greece and at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia (National Academy of St Cecilia), one of the oldest musical institutions in the world. She has performed in concerts and opera tours with her late husband, Juan Vallejo, throughout Europe in 1960s. I am so happy the performance was so well received. I am happy to be able to give back to this wonderful community, said Lina. New Years Eve tickets Next week is your last chance to get New Years Eve Sock Hop tickets. Tickets will be on sale in the Activities Office until noon on Friday, Dec. 28. Enjoy the best rock n roll music from the 50s and 60s; reminisce about high school sock hops in the gymnasium; and dances such as the stroll and the twist. Rock n Roll Sock Hop is the theme of this years New Years Eve party. Dress is casual; or wear your poodle skirt, your black leather jacket, or saddle shoes with bobby socks and loafers. The evening will begin on at 8 p.m. in the Lifestyle Center. Enjoy stepping back in time with music for your dancing and listening pleasure provided by DJ Marty Krell, and songs will be played throughout the night chosen from a selection of 45s and 33 LP records featuring original artists. Tickets are $6 per person and include a special New Years toast, punch, soda for mixers, party favors and ice. Please BYOB and a snack to share. All Marion Landing residents are welcome, said Chairperson Merry Anne Krell. Were going to have prizes for a variety of contests, including door prizes and trivia. So couples and singles alike, please join in, and ring in the New Year with your friends and favorite memories.Friday, December 21, 2012 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com www.smcitizen.com 8~ Friday, December 21, 2012 Well, we knew it all had to end sometime. The world is evolving, and one of these days everything will come to a conclusion as we know it. Im talking, of course, about the Mayan prophecy that the world will end on Dec. 21, 2012, or 12-21-12. Of course, none of the Mayans who made that prediction about 1200 years ago or so are still around to see if it comes true. Their world ended long ago. Weve heard all about global warming and how its destroying our planet. Weve heard about things like nuclear bombs blotting out the sun and causing the destruction of the earth. Of course, weve all heard about too many nuclear bombs blowing up each other and ending the world that way. But the Mayans? A specific prediction? Who knew? Were these guys that smart back in the days when people thought the world was flat, that the sun moved across the earth, instead of the earth rotating, that it was the gods who created the weather, especially bad weather when the people were bad? And the Mayans who were on the Yucatan probably experienced some bad weather, especially during the hurricane season. If so, I guess its time to get ready. Heading for the hills wont do any good the end of the world will mean the end of those caves, too. A bucket list? Well, youve pretty much run out of days to do that. That upsets me. After all, Ive waited all these years for Notre Dame to win a title, and now it wont happen on Jan. 7, because the Mayans say there wont be a Jan. 7 or a 2013. The Mayans must have been Alabama Crimson Tide fans. The folks in Cherrywood have it right. Theyre having an end of time party tonight. They also have a New Years Eve party coming, but our Cherrywood writer put it perfectly, telling people that if the Mayans were right, ignore the news item about New Years Eve. Of course, you could go about your business in case nothing happens. It is the last weekend before Christmas, so head for the stores, start wrapping and start cooking those goodies. After all, it cant hurt. But let me say one last thing. In the outside case that the Mayans were wrong, all of us here at the West Marion Messenger and South Marion Citizen wish you a Merry Christmas. Well be back next week we hope.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 week. The deadline is one week prior to each Fridays issue.Send letters to: The South Marion Citizen Editor, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@smcitizen.com. Every year in the final issue before Christmas, we publish an answer to a letter titled, Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. However, after the tragic events last Friday, its very hard to justify a light-hearted editorial about a child. Probably the most gruesome mass shooting in a school occurred in Newtown, Connecticut, when 20year-old Adam Lanza killed his mother in her home, then drove to a local school and killed five more adults and 20 children before taking his own life. This atrocious act left a nation reeling and searching for answers, wondering what could have been done to prevent this crime. The answer is, probably nothing. The school was a shining example of security. To get into the building once classes had started, you had to show yourself on camera at the front door and then be buzzed in. Thats better than most of the schools in Marion County. But the killer broke through the glass, probably by shooting it, and made his way into the school. While there was one big villain in this attack, there were evidently several heroes. There were stories of three people in a meeting near the front of the school, the principal, assistant principal and school psychologist. Another person at the meeting said the three went out to find out what the problem was, and only one came back. There was the person in the front office who activated the intercom so people could hear what was going on. There was the library aide in the back of the school who heard the noise in the intercom, called up front to find out what was happening, and was briefly told, a shooting. She rushed out in the hall yelling lockdown, lockdown, and that kicked off security precautions in a large part of the school. There were various teachers who shielded their young charges from harm by locking them in various rooms, closets and storage areas, keeping the gunman away. There were even stories that some of the children led others to safety. Now it comes to the point where everyone has to cope. The killer not only robbed 20 children of their lives, but also took away the innocence of many, many others. You have to wonder how all those other children are going to be able to celebrate Christmas without this tragedy having a lasting effect on them. And then there are the 20 sets of parents who had to go home without bringing their child with them. We cant imagine what it was like to go into their house and possibly see bright decorations and maybe even wrapped gifts, knowing that those gifts will never be opened by the child for whom they were intended. The rest of us can only offer prayers, not only for the deceased, but for the survivors, that they may have the strength to cope. Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus, but his appearance has been diminished a little this year. Hopefully he will bring some peace and good will we need that a lot more than wrapped gifts right now. S UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Virginias letter not appropriate Goodbye world, if Mayans were right Jim Clark Editor LETTERS TO THE EDITOR God important in our livesPeople who describe themselves as nonreligious (atheists, agnostics, secularists) increased from 8 percent of adults in 1990 to 20 percent in 2012 ... some studies show this increase to be as high 31 percent. This rapid increase is a truly frightening and must be controlled. The obvious way is too deal with the factors that caused it, but that will require time and must be handled through government legislation. Right now, we should consider another way: convincing non-religious people that God is the most influential force in their lives. But how does one accomplish that without appearing to the nonbeliever as too pushy? There are many writings, addressing Gods great influence, which use a lighter-presentation. Two are, Rabbi Marc Gellmans weekly, syndicated column, The God Squad. In it, Rabbi Gellman uses a non-preachy style to make his writings more appealing to readers. Rev. James Snyders weekly column Out to Pastor appears in several publications. Rev. Snyder uses humor in real-life situations to entertain his readers. He then zaps them with a dose of religious-reality at the end of his column. So, one method is the effective use of the written word ... and, of course, we must ways to convince nonbelievers to read those words. Another is through the use of effective prayer. The use of fervent, affirmative prayer furthers belief in God and provides answers to many of lifes questions. The more one prays for something, the better the result will be. An Evangelical missionary, Frank Laubach wrote a book: Prayer, the Mightiest Force in the World. In it Dr. Laubach talks about his flash prayers which are little prayers of goodwill and love that you mentally shoot at passersby and those within your immediate sphere. For example, youre sitting in a mall lobby resting up from shopping. You have little to do but sit, read or make small talk with another sitter. So, why not shoot some prayers at those around you? It wont cause any harm and youll feel much better for doing so ... as will the recipient. It makes no difference whether the recipient is a believer or a nonbeliever. The accepted rule is to direct your prayers to all people regardless of their beliefs. If he or she is a nonbeliever, fine. The more a nonbeliever is bombarded with prayers, the better. The flash prayers will stick to the nonbeliever and eventually he or she will realize that, Hey, this Godthing may be for real! You shouldnt shoot someone a flash prayer in any situation that will cause you to be distracted. For instance, while driving, while walking through a parking lot, or crossing a street. Being seated or waiting on-line are excellent times to shoot prayers. The effects of flash prayers really work ... you just have to truly believe ... and have a positive attitude. Just try it! Hopefully the use of flash prayers will mushroom until almost everyone is shooting prayers at each other. While youre at it, you can even offer prayers of peace, harmony and prosperity for America. God, bless us all. Joe OHara OcalaNo moralityThe recent massacre in Connecticut points out some of the weaknesses in our society, the biggest of which is the elimination of morality in education, both at home and in school. There were so many different stories about this shooter that it was hard to piece everything together. But a few things stood out. Nowhere in any of the stories is it mentioned that he was a churchgoer. The stories point out that he was from a broken home. He lived with his mother, while his remarried father lived in another state. He was home-schooled. That may be fine for some students, but for a boy who is already a loner, it creates a vacuum in his education, that is, learning to socialize with other people. The guns he used were obtained legally by his mother, who took him to shooting ranges. She learned the hard way that you reap what you sow. She died from a couple of bullets in the head from those same guns. Although family members have pointed to a disease, no medical professionals have stepped forward to say that he suffered from anything. It does show the lack of proper treatment if it is true that he was physically sick. He was a ticking time bomb. 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A Marion County Sheriffs Office Special Review Committee recently completed an assessment of an incident involving suspect Joshua Salvato, Deputy Lauren Miley and Deputy Norman Brown. This incident has been reviewed by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the State Attorneys Office and a grand jury with no criminal wrongdoing discovered against the deputies. The special review committee provided recommendations to Sheriff Ed Dean. I have received the special review committees report and recommendations, Dean said. I agree with the conclusions in the report and I have requested that the recommendations be implemented. Both deputies Miley and Brown received greater than the 40-hour minimum required training to remain a certified law enforcement officer and were not deficient in the any required training. The special review committee submitted seven recommendations to the Sheriff Dean. Additionally, I am reassigning deputies Miley and Brown to the Corrections Division in response to the recommendation of a structured environment, Dean said. The grandj recognized that a deputys job is dangerous. It is widely recognized that individual respond to critical incident stress differently. Research identified that stress not only affects the employee, but the department, the public and the employees family as well. The research recognized that it is beneficial to the agency and the employee to provide support and allow for sufficient recovery time for those involved in a critical incident. Based on the research it is important we provide an opportunity for Deputy Brown and Deputy Miley to sufficiently recover within a structured work environment to reduce the likelihood of the negative effects of critical incident stress, Dean said. Salvato was shot and killed in an incident in the Summerfield area. His family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Sheriffs Office. Thermo-Cool seminarThermo-Cool Heating & Air Conditioning will be at the Lifestyle Center on Thursday, Jan. 10, at 11 a.m. In addition to giving us tips on consumer savings, things you can do to avoid a service call and an update on whats new in the industry, they will be providing a free barbecue for those who attend. Tickets are $1 each (refundable at the door) and are available at the Jan. 8 Tuesday Social and in the Activities Office during regular ticket sale hours. Country music concertGet ready for an afternoon of country music on Sunday, Jan. 13, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Lifestyle Center. Music from Loretta Lynn and Crystal Gayle will be brought to life by tribute artists Jo Dee Marie as Loretta Lynn and Myndi Duprie as Crystal Gayle. Jo Dee has been performing since 2003 and had a show in Branson in 2008. She currently tours with Jamies Legends, performing in casinos and other various venues. Myndi performs a variety of musical styles including country, pop, rock and blues; and she has the ability to sound just like the original singer of the song she is performing. Tickets for this show are $6 each and are available to residents at the Jan. 8 Tuesday Social and in the Activities Office during regular ticket sale hours.Sit and Be FitSit and Be Fit video exercise workouts will be offered on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10 a.m. in the Great Room beginning Jan. 2. We have 20, half-hour episodes from which to choose; and they include a full body workout designed to strengthen, stretch and improve overall functioning of the body. These programs are upbeat and lively, featuring a variety of fun movements and music. These free classes are for Marion Landing residents and their guests only, and no registration is required. We hope to see you there. Sunday KaraokeDo you like to sing? Join John Winn for a couple of hours of fun singing Karaoke on Sunday, Jan. 6, at 2 p.m. in the Lifestyle Center. As long as theres interest, well continue Karaoke each Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m., unless another special event is planned. For more information, give John a call.Travel newsIf you are interested in any of the trips listed below, details are available on the flyers posted on the Travel Board in the Lifestyle Center, or you may call 352-237-7152 for more information. Trips are open to the general public if space allows. Be part of one of the first groups to sail aboard the brand new cruise ship Celebrity Reflection departing from Miami on Jan. 5, 2013, with stops in San Juan, St. Maarten and St. Kitts. Reservations are being accepted for this seven night Eastern Caribbean cruise. Cost includes all port charges, taxes, round-trip bus from Ocala, gratuities and onehour open bar cocktail party. Reservations are being accepted for a day at Tampa Bay Downs on Feb. 15. Try your luck betting on the horses as well as enjoy a great meal. The cost is $54 per person, which includes clubhouse admission, racing program, trophy presentation in Winners Circle, and a hot buffet luncheon with carving station in the Clubhouse Turn Dining Room. Its a sure bet that youll have a great day. Join the group going to a spring training baseball game on Sunday, Mar. 24. Its the Philadelphia Phillies vs. the Boston Red Sox at Bright House Field in Clearwater. Cost is $62 and includes round-trip bus from Ocala, reserved premium seats for the 1:05 p.m. game and tip for driver. Lunch is on your own in the ball park. Bus departs about 10:30 a.m. and, depending on the length of the game, returns approximately 6 p.m. Your non-refundable payment is due by Jan. 15, so reserve your seat before this trip sells out. Do you like to plan ahead? Then mark your calendar for Jan. 19 to 26, 2014 (yes, thats 2014) for a western Caribbean cruise on Freedom of the Seas. You will visit ports in Labadee (Haiti), Jamaica, Grand Cayman and Cozumel. Costs include the cruise, port charges and government taxes, as well as a $50 bonus per cabin shipboard credit. More information is listed on the Travel Board. If youre thinking about taking a vacation in the spring of 2014, our Travel Club has made plans for a terrific European riverboat cruise on the Elbe River. Enjoy time in Berlin, Dresden, Wittenberg and Prague and includes seven nights aboard the M/S River Allegro, which was built specifically for cruising the Elbe, and was recently refurbished with the travelers needs and comfort in mind. More details on this spectacular trip are listed in the brochure posted on the Travel Board. Residents: dont forget to vote for your favorite decorated house in the Marion Landing House Decorating Contest. Stop by the Lifestyle Center to see the photos of the houses entered in the contest and to pick up your ballot. The ballot box is located on the shelf under the Activity Wall. Voting ends Dec. 31. Best wishes for a happy holiday season.Diane Bress is Marion Landings Activities Director and an employee of Leland Management, Inc. Friday, December 21, 2012 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 18~ Friday, December 21, 2012 www.smcitizen.com LANDINGCONTINUED FROM PAGE 17 Christmas is Tuesday. Theres still time to do that last minute shopping where you get to fight everyone else to get those perfect gifts before the stores close. This can wear you down. So, while the kids anxiously await the arrival of Santa Claus, take a break, relax and stop at Pun Alley for some punny stories.A kids visionA youngster drew a Christmas scene that showed Santa, sleigh and reindeer. There were the regular eight and Rudolph plus a strange looking tenth animal. The addition looked like a cross between a reindeer and a cow with a green nose. The youngster explained that it was Olive, the udder reindeer. When the same youngster drew a nativity scene he included three very tiny men wearing crowns. He explained that they were the wee three kings from the Orient. His last bit of creativity showed four robed men standing in a flowerbed under a full moon. They were the shepherds who watched their Phlox by night.Stamp stumper A blonde went to the post office to buy stamps for her Christmas cards. She said to the clerk, May I have 50 Christmas stamps? What denomination? the clerk asked. Wow! Has it come to this? said the blonde, Give me 6 Catholic, 12 Presbyterian, and 33 Baptist.Stocking stuffersA kid who doesnt believe Santa can get a million things in one bag ought to look inside his mothers purse. Tom bought his boy an educational toy to help him make it through life. No matter how you put it together, its wrong. Wife, to husband on Christmas morning, You angel! Just what I need to exchange for what I wanted. The fact that Santa works just one day a year really says something. Hes not only loved by kids, hes an inspiration to civil servants. The other day John sent his girlfriend a huge pile of snow. He called her and asked, Did you get my drift? Man who put face in punchbowl, get punch in nose. Santa Claus has the right idea. Visit people only once a year and youll always be welcome.Present presentA young soldier sat in the bus station waiting for his bus and feeling sorry for himself. A nearby man said, Cheer up, young fellow. Its Christmas. You know, Santa, ho-ho-ho. The soldier said, Let him go ho-ho-ho himself! When I was ten, I asked him for a soldier suit. This year I got it! Frazzle on Christmas EveTwas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, Not a creature was stirring, not even my spouse; With only six hours left, until morning light, Assembling kids presents would take me all night. When out on the lawn there arose such a racket, I threw down my pliers and put on my jacket; I swung open the door, to check out the noise, And saw a red-suited man, bringing more toys. My kids dont need more toys, I countered right quick, But he wouldnt hear no, that stubborn Saint Nick; These new toys have detailed instructions, he said, And he winked as he lifted a bag from his sled. But Nick, I pleaded, dont you have simple toys? Cant they build simple things those elves you employ? How bout a ball, a rag doll or gun that shoots darts, Or some other present made of only one part? Santa said, Those kinds of toys are pass these days, Its complicated gadgets that are all the craze; So, please take these here toys and Ill be on my way, I have houses to get to and visits to pay. Then he left me there speechless, alone with my work, And filled all the stockings, then turned with a jerk; And laying his finger aside of his nose, And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose. He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle, And away they all flew like the down of a thistle; But I heard him exclaim, as he jumped in his sleigh, Youll need 62 batteries all triple A.While this weeks column has been some fun, let us remember that the real joy of Christmas comes from knowing Jesus Christ. Oak Run residents Dick and Jane wish you all a Merry Christmas! Ho, ho, ho! Its time for Christmas puns PUN ALLEY D FDick Frank Early deadline next week Deputies in fatal shooting incident cleared, but reassigned Hospice seeks singers, volunteersHospice 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. Volunteers Needed. One or two hours can be a blessing to our patients and families receiving hospice care. Sitting with patients, while caregivers run errands, or go to Dr. appts. can be so rewarding and fulfilling. If you are interested in becoming an Odyssey Hospice, Bedside Blessing Volunteer, please contact, Laura Roweton @ 352-622-9331 or lroweton@odsyhealth.com Read the classifieds 000DKEW THEDRESSINGROOMOCALA @ YAHOO COM C ALL FOR C ONSIGNMENT I NFORMATION 352-237-5478 7256 SW 62 ND A VENUE S UITE 3, O CALA We Are The New Supplier For Habersham Candle Co. Flameless Candles CLOTHING 50% & 75% OFF AS MARKED NEW JEWELRY 15% OFF WITH AD DESIGNER CLOTHING Chicos, Virgo II, Coldwater Creek, Jones New York, Ann Taylor, Krashetta Stenay, and many more! FORMAL WEAR CRUISE WEAR NEW ARRIVALS DAILY M ON F RI 10 TO 5 S AT 10 TO 3 000DJT O 000DJNC 0 0 0 D A V M 000DK0S PRA YER TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN Never kno wn to fail, Oh most beau tiful flo wer of Mt. Car mel, fruitful vine splendor of Hea ven. Blessed of the son of God. Immaculate Vir gin assist me in my necessity Oh, Star of the Sea, help me and sho w me Her ein, you ar e my mother Oh, Holy Mar y, Mother of God, Queen of Hea ven and Earth, I humbly beseec h you from the bottom of my heart to secur e me in this necessity Ther e ar e none that can withstand your po wer Oh, sho w me her ein, you ar e my Mother Oh, Mar y conceived without sin, pr ay for us to ha ve r esour ce to thee Thr ee times. Holy Spirit, you who solve all prob lems and light all roads so that I can obtain my goal. Y ou who ga ve me the divine gift to for give and for get all evil against me and that in all instances in my life you ar e with me I w ant in this short pr ay er to thank you, as you once again con fir m that I never w ant to be sepa r ated from you in eter nal glor y Thank you for your mer c y to w ar ds me and mine The persons must say their pr ay er thr ee consecutive days, after thr ee days the r equest will be g r anted. The pr ay er must be pub lished after the fa vor is g r anted. 000DJRN 000DJEO 873-6100 Royal Palms Plaza 854-8787 Oak Run REAL ESTATE CORP www .DeccaR ealEstate.com The Star Realtors o f Marion County YOU CAN PICK UP MAPS AND FLYERS TO ALL DECCA OPEN HOUSES AT ALL 3 GATES SR 200, 484, AND SW 62ND A VE. ROAD Lou Serago Broker/Associate 804-0159 #1 Team Partners Pat McCullough 299-6688 Charlie Takesian 207-9588 John Kapioski 208-1635 Dennis Witzgall 615-8794 JaeAnn Witzgall 615-8731 Louise Pace 361-4312 Peggy Simpson 208-6554 Lois Lane 789-4516 Jim Petticrew Broker/Manager 216-5852 Patty Dougherty 502-3096 Tom & Barbara Cernera 812-0626 Shirley Gottfried 216-4655 Susan Bravo 425-5935 Stimmel Brooks T eam Pat 895-5160 Jerry 274-0930 P at Stimmel 895-5160 Jerry Brooks 274-0930 Specializing in retirement communities for the Y oung At Heart! Check Out Our W e bsite At: www .ocalaflr etir ementhomes.com THE STIMMEL-BROOKS TEAM Featured Homes of the Week MEADOW RIDGE BEAUTY! MEADOW RIDGE BEAUTY! JAEDEN TEAM DOUBLE THE EFFORT 615-8794 JAEANN 615-8731 DENNIS WITZGALL TEAM #1 Partners Pat & Charlie 299-6688 207-9588 W e ar e your Oak Run Specialists W e Live, W ork & Play Her e! The Perfect Place to Live, the PERFECT T ime to Buy! Marketing your Home Nationwide, on the Internet, wher e over 85% of buyers ar e looking! www .CharlieandPat.com patamc@embarqmail.com Expanded Savannah, 2/2/2.5. NEW A/C 20 10, NEW ROOF 2005, ALL NEW APPLIANCES, Oversized 2.5 Garage! Truly a MUST SEE! $92,000 MLS#382652 John Kapioski 208-1635 Pristine Expanded Springfield with an $8000 FAMILY ROOM addition. NEW ROOF 05, NEW A/C 05. Long driveway and expanded 2-car garage. BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY TO SEE THIS ONE! $98,500 MLS#376048 John Kapioski Lovely 3/2/2 Williamsburg on secluded cul-de-sac. Brick fireplace, laminate floors, new A/C 2011, roof 2004. Screened corner lanai to relax. Ext garage. YOUR WINTER RETREAT! $103,950 MLS#378247 Jim Petticrew 216-5852 Only $40.44 per sq feet. Frame built, 1224 sq ft living. 2/2/1, enclosed lanai under heat and air. $49,500 MLS#378320 Jerry Brooks 274-0930 8323 SW 108th Loop Expanded Georgetown model with Den. Impeccably kept home with newer roof and A/C. Some NEW appliances and a beautiful yard too! $114,900 MLS#379182 Pat Stimmel 895-5160 7166 SW 113th Loop Doral model 3/2/2 on corner lot. Maintained lot, newly painted exterior, plantation shutters, skylight in great room. New sinks and fixtures in master bath. $134,500 MLS#382823 Lou Serago 804-0159 EXPANDED IN ALL THE RIGHT PLACES! SUPER BOWL PARTY ROOM! QUICK MOVE IN! HICKORY MODEL PRICED RIGHT! OAK RUN OPEN HOUSE SUN DEC 23 1-3 PM OAK RUN OPEN HOUSE SUN DEC 23 1-3 PM SUPER BUYS IN OAK RUN! Williamsburg 2/2/2 . . . . . . . . . . . $98,500 Biscayne Villa 3/2/2 . . . . . . . . . . . $98,900 Key West 2/2/2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . $115,900 Yorkshire 3/3/2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . $119,000 Williamsburg 2/2/2 . . . . . . . . . . . $ 119,900 The Cernera Team 812-0626 or 600-1001 Tom and Barbara Cernera www.wesellocalafl.com fr om all of us at DECCA Real Estate! W e appr eciate your business and your continued suppor t! W e look for war d to working with you again in 2013. X X CALL ME! LOUISE P ACE 361-4312 ARE YOU LOOKING FOR THE BEST HOUSE AT THE BEST PRICE? DO YOU WANT YOUR HOME SOLD? F aster than a speeding bullet, able to leap tall buildings in a single bound! NOPE! Thats my husband! But if you are looking to BUY SELL OR RENT a home, Ill do a SUPER JOB! Lois L ane 789-4516 May 2013 bring you many blessings and gifts in the New Year! Thank you so much for your business! p.s. Welcome Back Snowbirds! Lois Lane 789-4516 T o all of my customers Mer ry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you all! Someone who can show you the great deals in this market? Call Me, Peggy Simpson! I sell Oak Run! Peggy Simpson 208-6554 L ooking for the P er fect Home?? W ant to work with someone who really knows Oak Run?! 000DJ6V Merry Christmas & Me rr y Chr is tmas & Happy New Year Happ y Ne w Y e a r from fr om 8530 SW 103rd St. Rd. Ocala 854-4825 Mens Cuts $ 8 00 Bills Barbershop

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Friday, December 21, 2012 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 6~ Friday, December 21, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Plaque presentationRobyn Powell, general manager of Bob Evans Restaurant holds a plaque she was presented by the COPS organization of the Southwest District Sheriffs Office because the restaurant provided lunch for new prospective members of the group at a recruiting meeting. From the left are Jim Burton, captain of the district office; Duane Johnson of COPS, Powell and Carl Babski, also of cops.PHOTO BY JIM CLARK Read the classifieds FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED LOCATED IN CANOPY OAK PLAZA C ALL 237-7020 FOR APPT W ALK INS WELCOME Hair & Nails Hair & Nails 000DL24 STUDIO 200 STUDIO 200 STUDIO 200 FULL SERVICE SALON FULL SERVICE SALON Merry Christmas from All of Us at Merry Christmas from All of Us at W h e r e e v e r y s e r v i c e i s a n e x p e r i e n c e Where every service is an experience Where every service is an experience GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE CHRISTMAS CHRISTMAS CHRISTMAS SPECIALS SPECIALS SPECIALS MANI & PEDI $ 29 Cannot be combined with any other offers. Exp. 12/28/12 CUT & STYLE $ 27 Cannot be combined with any other offers. Exp. 12/28/12 C OME SEE US BEFORE THIS SPECIAL DAY T EE P EE T IRE & BUDGET MUFFLER Family Owned And Operated Certified Techs Est. 1990 SR 200 & 91st Ave. 237-5599 2040 N. Pine Ave. 622-0075 WE KNOW TIRES DARE TO COMPARE Most Cars Complete Service Top Off Fluids Check Air Pressure In Tires Inspect Belts 7 Hoses Must present coupon. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 12/29/12 Lube-Oil-Filter FREE TIRE ROTATION With Oil Change $ 21 95 Up to 5 qts. oil, 5W30 or 15W40 200 Store. Must present coupon. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 12/29/12 Starting At $79.95 $ 10 OFF 4 Wheel Alignment Parts Extra Yes . WE can align that! Must present coupon. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 12/29/12 Most Cars. Must present coupon. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 12/29/12 Cooling Service $ 39 95 Drain & Fill Radiator Inspect Hoses and Water Pump Includes 1 Gallon Antifreeze CV Axles $ 149 95 Per Side Starting At Most Cars. Pine Ave. Store. Must present coupon. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 12/29/12 Exhaust Mufflers $ 79 95 Installed Starting At 000DJUI Happy Holidays from our family to yours OUR 2013 CALENDARS ARE IN! 000DEB7 Need a GREAT change in your life? The new putting green is just another reason to live at The Bridge at Ocala! Move to The Bridge where warmth, charm and gracious hospitality is a way of life. We have everything but YOU! Relax and make us your home now! AN ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY Miss the golf course? Miss the golf course? Come try our new putting green! Come try our new putting green! Tours Tours Tours Tours Call to make a reservation for a lunch/tour. We would love to share with you what The Bridge Community is all about! We look forward to hearing from you soon. Space is limited, so make your reservations today!!! RSVP (352) 873-2036 2800 SW 41st St., Bldg. 200 Ocala, FL 34474 000DJZG 000DEDO *See sales person for details. Pictures for illustration purposes only All prices and payments are with $1,000 cash or trade equity plus tax, tag, and $395 administration fee. Payments are for 75 months at 3.75% with approved credit. Go to AutoMaxocala.com for details. Offers cannot be combined. 1918 SW 17th St. AutoMaxOcala.com 352-401-0808 QU ALITY CARS A T OUTLET PRICES Marion County s Preowned Dealer! A u t o M a x O c a l a c o m A u t o M a x O c a l a c o m AutoMaxOcala.com 3 5 2 4 0 1 0 8 0 8 3 5 2 4 0 1 0 8 0 8 352-401-0808 AutoMax is loaded with hundr eds of cars, trucks, SUVs and vans that must go befor e the end of the year NOW is the time to get the best vehicle and the best deal. Every vehicle is priced at or just above wholesale, of fering the lowest rates with no payments for 90 days and youll get mor e for your trade! AutoMax will do whatever it takes, within r eason, to ear n your business. Dont miss this sale. QUALITY CARS QUALITY CARS QUALITY CARS OUTLET PRICES OUTLET PRICES OUTLET PRICES AutoMax is so confident that they will have the best prices that they have put the lowest price and payment on the RED TAGS. No games, no gimmicks, no pushy sales people just the lowest price and payment. DONT W ANT T O T AKE THE DRIVE? Y ou can find all the same information online at AUT OM A X OC AL A.COM and see if ther e is anything that you ar e inter ested in. THIS S ALE WILL L A S T FR OM NO W UNTIL THE END OF THE YEAR. 2010 MITSUBISHI ONL Y 16K MILES ECLIPSE $ 217 mo. M664 AutoMax Price $14,995 2011 CHEVROLE T GREA T GAS SA VER 5YR/100K W ARRANTY 2012 DODGE QUAD CAB SL T V8 M734 2009 LINCOLN NICE LUXURY CAR M737 2007 MA ZDA SUPER CLEAN, LOW MILES M744 2007 FORD LOCAL TRADE, SHARP VEHICLE M717A 2004 LINCOLN GREA T CONDITION, JUST SERVICED 2012 CHEVROLE T L T V8, MUST SEE M811 2011 TOYOT A 2WD, ONL Y 8K MILES, MUST SEE M332 2012 TOYOT A SE, LOADED, ONL Y 5K MILES M818 2012 CHEVROLE T 2010 HYUNDAI 2011 TOYOT A 2011 ACURA 2012 FORD SEL, MOONROOF LEA THER 2010 CHEVROLE T SS, V8, LOADED 2011 HONDA LX, VERY NICE CAR 2012 NISSAN SV CREW CAB, V8 2012 CHRYSLER SHARP CAR 2012 MA ZDA GREA T MID-SIZE CAR, GOOD MPG 2011 CHEVROLE T L T GREA T MPG, GREA T V ALUE 2008 BUICK LOCAL TRADE, LOW MILES 2008 TOYOT A 2WD, CREW MAX, V8 2011 HYUNDAI 38 MPG, AUTOMA TIC 2012 CHEVROLE T L T 3RD ROW LOW MILES AV E O $ 138 mo. M691 AutoMax Price $9,495 RAM 1500 $ 272 mo. AutoMax Price $18,880 MK S $ 256 mo. AutoMax Price $17,660 MX-5 MIA T A $ 186 mo. AutoMax Price $12,745 MUST ANG $ 159 mo. AutoMax Price $10,941 TOWN CAR M757A AutoMax Price $ 7,880 SIL VERADO 1500 $ 285 mo. AutoMax Price $19,680 TUNDRA $ 332 mo. AutoMax Price $22,880 CAMRY $ 268 mo. AutoMax Price $18,480 CREW CAB, LT V 8 SIL VERADO 1500 $ 348 mo. M826 AutoMax Price $23,880 MUST SEE THIS ONE... TOO MUCH TO LIST! GENESIS COUPE $ 232 mo. M813A AutoMax Price $15,980 LE, 4CYL CAMRY $ 216 mo. M839 AutoMax Price $14,880 ONL Y 9K MILES MDX $ 449 mo. M841 AutoMax Price $30,980 FOCUS $ 195 mo. M842 AutoMax Price $13,480 CAMARO $ 399 mo. M846 AutoMax Price $27,680 ACCORD SDN $ 199 mo. M847 AutoMax Price $13,680 TIT AN $ 289 mo. M848 AutoMax Price $19,880 200 $ 188 mo. M851 AutoMax Price $12,980 MA ZDA6 $ 188 mo. M855 AutoMax Price $12,980 IMP AL A $ 172 mo. M823A AutoMax Price $11,780 L ACROSSE AutoMax Price $ 11,440 M779A TUNDRA $ 275 mo. M868 AutoMax Price $18,990 EL ANTRA $ 188 mo. M878 AutoMax Price $12,980 TRA VERSE $ 299 mo. M880 AutoMax Price $20,640

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Friday, December 21, 2012 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 20~ Friday, December 21, 2012 www.smcitizen.com ARIES (March 21 to April 19) An old adversary wants to make amends over the holidays. The decision is yours. But wouldnt it be nice to share the upcoming new year with another friend? TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) As news of your work gets around, expect to receive a special holiday gift from influential contacts who could help you launch your new projects in the new year. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Instead of fussing over what you didnt do to prepare for the holidays, relax and enjoy the kudos for a job truly well done. A happy surprise awaits you early next year. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) The best way to shake off lingering holiday blues is to join loved ones in the fun and festivities of this special time. A confusing situation starts to make sense in upcoming weeks. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Special emotional rewards mark this holiday time for Leos and Leonas who are able to open up to new relationships and the possibilities they offer in the upcoming year. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Your efforts to make the holidays especially memorable for some people will be rewarded in some unexpected (but very welcome) ways in the upcoming year. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Be assured that your efforts to make this holiday special for everyone wont go unnoticed by those who could make some important changes in your life. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Lots of folks want you to light up their holiday parties. But try to take some quiet time twixt those glittering galas to spend with some very special people. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) While the current round of holiday revels has your social life on the fast track, someone special might want to keep pace with you next year, as well. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Enjoy all the fun you deserve at this holiday time. However, dont lose sight of the need to check out some of the changes the new year is expected to bring. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) What happens during this holiday time can help clear up some of the confusion jeopardizing a once-stable relationship. Follow your instincts on what to do next. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Your holidays are brightened by new friends eager to become part of your life. But dont forget to spend time with that one special person. (You know who!) BORN THIS WEEK: You have the ability to encourage people to reach their potential by setting an example with your own efforts. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. Read the classifieds Toys for TotsSouthern Style Hair Salon, 8585, S.W. State Road 200, held a drive for Toys for Tots, with a box of toys shown here. According to Donna Hawley, the shop raised $222 cash in addition to the box full of toys. Best of the Best four years in a row HOURS: Mon. Fri. 10am 5pm Hearing Aid Centers A NAME YOU CAN TRUST WITH OVER 1500 LOCATIONS NATIONWIDE FREE HEARING AIDS FOR ALL FEDERAL WORKERS & RETIREES *No Co-Pay or Exam Fee Inside Walmart Hwy. 200 & Corner 484, Ocala 352-291-1467 000DF1Y Inside Crystal River Mall Across from K-Mart 352-795-1484 Inside Sears Paddock Mall 352-237-1665 Federal Government Insurance Code #104, #105, #111, or #112 CHECK YOUR QUALIFICATIONS CALL 352-291-1467 BC/BS LIMIT 1 COUPON PER VISIT. LIMIT 2 PACKS PER VISIT. One More Week! BATTERIES PREMIUM ZINC BATTERIES 99 FREE HEARING TEST FREE REPAIRS (IN OFFICE ONLY) HEARING AID Fits 30 DB Loss Full Shell #ME200 $ 695 .00 000DEBP J o h n & B r e n d a H a y n e s 2 3 7 4 3 4 3 o r 8 9 5 3 0 2 7 00091SZ EACH OFFICE IS INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED Proud To Be Your Neighborhood Realtor O P E N 7 D A Y S 0009B5C Margaret Orlando 237-4343 M a r y e l l e n C o t t e n 2 6 6 4 8 4 9 D a w n & B o b P e r i n c h i e f 5 7 2 6 1 1 9 B i l l A k e r 2 9 9 4 5 7 1 J i m M c I n t y r e 3 6 2 0 7 8 8 L y n n e K a m p f 2 0 9 8 9 1 4 S t e v e R u d m i n a s 8 7 5 8 3 1 0 L o r i K o v a l e n k o 5 0 2 0 6 0 2 ERA BIG SUN REALTY ERA BIG SUN REALTY bigsunrealty.com see our website for virtual tours 7454 SW SR 200 OCALA, FLORIDA 34476 1800-229-2943 ~ Toll-Free, (352) 237-4343 LOCATED ACROSS FROM HWY. 200 LOWES Conrad & Dania Melancon 208-4924 or 804-2284 000DJFT COME TAKE A LOOK! Nice single family home with 2/2/2 + den/study, has lots to offer. Home features eat-in kitchen, breakfast bar, and dining area. Hardwood and tile floors, built in appliances, extra lighting in kitchen cabinets, skylight, ceiling fans, large master bedroom with large bath. Inside laundry, front porch, and back roof over patio. Natural gas to keep cost down. Priced right! MLS#382487/JH/ARO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $124,900 THIS 2 BEDROOM, 2 BATH VILLA is in immaculate condition. Designer tile in kitchen, family room, living/dining room. Lovely lanai with outdoor patio in rear. Newer A/C, windows, roof, washer, dryer. Extra long garage for laundry and work bench area. MLS#380131/BA/MUR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $49,900 ROOM FOR TWO FAMILIES in one and non-stop fun! This 5/4/4 split plan has two master suites as well as butcher block in kitchen. Pool with diving board for those hot summer days. All in a setting of almost 6 acres! Bring your horses and let the fun begin! MLS#375590/LK/LEW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $499,000 OUTSTANDING SETTING for this 3/2/2 in prestigious 55+ community. Very private backyard to enjoy from your large screened porch. A MUST SEE! MLS#379982/DP/PET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $147,500 PLEASE PRESENT THIS AD TO GUARD AT GATE OPEN HOUSE 8529 B SW 91ST PLACE For more information, go to www.bigsunrealty.com, click on Open Houses PLEASE PRESENT THIS AD TO GUARD AT GATE OPEN HOUSE 8530-C SW 90TH STREET For more information, go to www.bigsunrealty.com, click on Open Houses EASY LIVING in this 3/2/2 with pool under screen enclosure. Vaulted ceilings, plantation shutters, landscaping & much more! MLS#381405/CM/WEA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $159,900 PLEASANTLY REMODELED 2/2/2. Plus family room. Tile throughout, raised panel cabinets and granite countertop in kitchen and much more! MLS#380424/CM/ROM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $59,900 LARGE END UNIT VILLA! 2 Bedrooms (split plan), 2 bathrooms, den/library, tile in kitchen, family room & both baths. Large 2-car garage and covered back porch. MLS#383529/BA/GRA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $73,800 FRESHLY PAINTED living/dining rooms and hallway, with lots of tile thru-out living area. This cozy home is a great snowbird nest! 2 bedrooms and 2 bath, with 1-car garage, eat-in kitchen, formal dining room leading to the enclosed lanai, fenced-in area for your pet. Enjoy the community center & pool. MLS#378404/LBK/TUR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $65,000 VERY NICE EXPANDED 2/2/2 VILLA. Newer heat/AC, roof, appliances and water softener. Also a security system. Large kitchen overlooking the family room. Plus Florida room and glass enclosed lanai under heat/AC. Enjoy sitting on your rocking chair front porch. This home offers plenty of living space for entertaining. MLS#377835/LBK/STA . . . . . . . . $59,000 8529 B SW 91ST PLACE DIRECTIONS: OTOW main gate, T/R @ 85th Ter., T/L @ 83rd Ter., T/L @ 91st Pl., home on right. OPEN SUNDAY 12:00-12:45 PM ON TOP OF THE WORLD MOVE INTO THIS CHARMING 2/2/1.5 VILLA. Its clean and move-in ready All appliances plus washer & dryer Eat-in U-shaped kitchen, plus ample cabinets for storage. Enjoy the living/dining areas for entertaining. Relax in the glass enclosed Florida room under Heat/AC. MLS#377812/LBK/FLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $41,900 8530-C SW 90TH STREET DIRECTIONS: OTOW main gate, T/R @ 90th St., home on left. OPEN SUNDA Y 1:00-1:45 PM ON TOP OF THE WORLD NEW LISTING ON TOP OF THE WORLD CANDLER HILLS ON TOP OF THE WORLD SPRUCE CREEK ON TOP OF THE WORLD OAK RUN ON TOP OF THE WORLD MORRISTON MERR Y CHRISTMAS to you and to your family from all of us at ERA Big Sun Realty! GREA T SETTING FOR THIS 2/2/2 free-standing home with a den + formal dining room AND breakfast nook & inside utility room. EVERYTHING you could want for active retirement living. Call today for a personal viewing. MLS#382018/DP/BRU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $109,500 ON TOP OF THE WORLD COZY HOME with detached guest cottage on maintained lot in Oak Run golf-view neighborhood. 2/2/2 main house with full bathroom in detached guest cottage perfect for out-of-town visitors! MLS#383650/LK/USE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $119,000 CLEAN AND PRISTINE HOME IN CHERRY WOOD! 3/2/2 split plan with laminate floors in living/dining areas and ceramic tile in kitchen and baths. Newer A/C 2008 and new master shower 2010. Extended vinyl enclosed lanai for added outdoor enjoyment. MLS#383556/LK/BRO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $79,900 NEW LISTING CHERR Y WOOD NEW LISTING OAK RUN MID-SIZED 2/2/2 on large corner lot on quiet cul-de-sac, meticulous interior, tile floors, spacious eat-in kitchen, split bedrooms, screen porch, some furniture stays. MLS#373618/SR/POL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $99,900 OAK RUN 000DJO7 CARDS AND GIFTS S TORE 352-854-1970 F AX 352-854-6186 8449 SW SR 200, O CALA F RIENDSHIP C ENTER P OST O FFICE F AX C OPIES L OTTERY W ishing you the ver y best this holiday season

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Friday, December 21, 2012 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com 4~ Friday, December 21, 2012 www.smcitizen.com This weeks puzzle answers 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.Sunday, Dec. 23 Play, service at Ocala WestOcala West Church of the Nazarene invites you to Twas The Night Before Christmas, a homespun play and candlelight service, Sunday, Dec. 23 at 6 p.m. A fellowship time with cookies and hot chocolate will follow. Community calendar The church is at 5884 S.W. 60th Ave. (Airport Road), Ocala.Sunday, Dec. 30 JOY Night at Christs ChurchJoin as we lift our hearts in praise for an evening of traditional and contemporary musical worship celebrated with participating Marion County Christian Churchs, families and friends. The program begins at 5 p.m. with refreshments following. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala. Contact 352-861-6182 or www.ccomc.org. 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 352-8546193 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. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner served at 6:30. We feature a 50/50 raffle, a basket raffle, and a door prize. Proceeds go to local charities. 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. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Member of the Community Papers of Florida Hear ye, hear ye: Youngsters in grades 3-12 who wish to join the royal court of Prince Charmless, this springs performance class, may audition on Saturday, Jan. 19 at 9 a.m. Those who audition successfully will take part in a performance class, for which there is a tuition charge. This zany fairy-tale comedy is the tale of a charmless prince who prefers baking and creating culinary masterpieces to fencing, rescuing damsels in distress, and other typical charming prince activities. His concerned Audition scheduled for Civic Theatre class family makes every attempt to cure him of his lack of charm, even hiring flamboyant and loquacious pageant consultant Madame Muzette to give him a crash course on the subject. His castle is soon invaded by a passel of putrid princesses summoned to a ball, including Princess Prunella, who is allergic to everything; the accident-prone Princess Pandora; and many others. When tragedy strikes and an ogre abducts the princesses, will Charmless be able to save the day? No preparation is necessary for auditions. Students will be asked to read scenes from the play and perform a few improvised scenes. Class will meet Monday through Friday, Jan. 28 through March 8, from 4:45 to 6:15 p.m. Performances will be held on the outdoor stage on: Saturday, March 9 at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday, March 10 at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 16 at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday, March 17 at 3 p.m. For more information on this or any other class, you can download the class schedule (including dates, times, fees, class descriptions, and registration form) from www.ocalacivictheatre.com. There is a tuition fee for all classes, but scholarships are available for students who demonstrate financial need. Registration forms may be turned in to the Ocala Civic Theatre box office, faxed to 352-236-0927, or mailed to 4337 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, FL, 34470. For more information, call 352-2362274. Early deadline for next week 000DH3H Saturday, December. 22 & 29 Theresa Nail Tech, Barbara Stylist Connie Stylist, Teresa Stylist, Christine Stylist, Jackie Stylist, Lana Stylist, Cindi Assistant 000DKD5 9070 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala 352 854-5566 Jackies Jackies Jackies Beauty Within Beauty Within Beauty Within Hair Salon Nail Salon Hair & Nail Hair & Nail Salon Salon Mon. 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The catalog for the Ocala Breeders Sales Companys 2013 Winter Mixed Sale is now available on the OBS website at http://obssales.com. The sortable master index provides access to pedigree updates occurring since the catalog went to the printer. A total of 636 horses have been cataloged to date for the two-day sale, scheduled to begin Tuesday, Jan. 15 with hip numbers 1-162 selling in the Consignor Preferred session. The 181 horses (hip numbers 163 343) cataloged in the Horses of Racing Age section will sell immediately after the Preferred session. OBS is accepting supplemental nominations for the Horses of Racing Age section through Friday, Dec. 21. Supplements to the Racing Age section will begin with hip number 344. Past performances are currently available online. Hip numbers 401 693 sell on Wednesday, Jan. 16 in the Open Session. The sale begins each day at 10:30 a.m. The Racing Age Section includes 26 newly turned two year olds and 155 older horses. The optional Under Tack Show, set for Monday, Jan. 14 at 10 a.m., will be streamed live via the OBS website and videos will be posted online as well as viewable at the sales grounds. The 258 newly turned yearlings in the sale are highlighted by the progeny of a strong roster of proven sires including Flower Alley, Hard Spun, Harlans Holiday, Kittens Joy, Mineshaft and Tale of the Cat. Florida-based stallions represented by yearlings in the sale include Wildcat Heir, Montbrook, Leroidesanimaux (BRZ), Circular Quay, High Cotton and Put It Back. Promising stallions with yearlings in the sale include Colonel John, Desert Party, Majestic Warrior, Munnings, Quality Road, Street Boss, Super Saver and Zensational as well as Florida-based Cool Coal Man and Kantharos. Broodmare buyers will find mares in foal to a good group of proven stallions including Big Brown, Elusive Quality, Proud Citizen, Scat Daddy, Spring At Last and Tiz Wonderful as well as up and comers Archarcharch, Big Drama, First Dude and Pioneerof the Nile. Stakes winner Bingo, a 4year-old daughter of Bernstein with earnings over $200,000 is sure to attract attention in the Horses of Racing Age category as well as the 2-year-old colt Falling Sky, by Lion Heart, a winner at first asking and a good fourth in the Inaugural Stakes on opening day at Tampa Bay Downs. Falling Sky returned to the races at Gulfstream and was the winner of an allowance race on Saturday, Dec. 15. Lavalette Gold, a 2year-old daughter of Circular Quay, was second in the Joe OFarrell Stakes at Calder after she broke her maiden in her only other start. Channel of Gold, a 2year-old daughter of Bernardini, showed promise finishing 3rd at Calder in only her second start. Current information about OBS sales, consignors and graduates is now also available via social media sites Facebook and Twitter. A link on the homepage directs users to either site. Sales results will be available on the OBS website, updated hourly during each session of the Winter Mixed Sale. In addition, the latest news regarding OBS graduates, sales schedules, nominations, credit requests, travel information and other news relevant to OBS consignors and customers is also available. E-mail should be addressed to obs@obssales.com. For more information regarding the Winter Mixed Sale or OBS website, please call (352) 237-2154. Friday, December 21, 2012 ~ 3 www.smcitizen.com 22~ Friday, December 21, 2012 www.smcitizen.com BY ELOISE HOLLYFIELD ejh2025@gmail.comAcknowledgements of those who donated blood to help save others, a party for an active OTOW club, bowling updates, and travel mark this weeks OTOW Happenings.Life South Blood MobileDonations on Nov. 5 Life South Blood Drive, included some regulars, some new people, but all were real winners, and Life South thanks them! The following people gave the gift of life through their donations: were made by the following: Catherine Bennett; Richard Copeland; Susan Copeland; Gordon Daniels; Donald Dornstetter; Raymond Governatori; Francis Helmuth; Norma Higgins; Frederick Hobbins; Evelyn Holiday; Carol Johnson; Vincent Johnson; John Kovary; Barbara Krantz; Edward Lalonde; Nancy Ludvik; Roger McKay; Donn Mischke; Sandy OBrien; Reinaldo Ojeda; Howard Rutkowski; Simone Selesses; Arthur Schneider; John Searis; Debra Strob; Paul Wagnitz; Barbara Weyres; and John Wilson.The Lions ClubThe Lions Club celebrated its annual Christmas party recently. Members brought food items for the buffet and wrapped, unmarked gifts. Members selected a gift from beneath the Christmas tree when their chosen number was called. Gifts could be exchanged through a somewhat complex system, with each other, during the course of the gift exchanges. Several members and noted guests received Certificates of Appreciated during this event, as well.Bowling LeagueThe team Lucky Four is still in first place (five consecutive weeks at this point), but they now are sharing first place with O S I M A. High games the past month by the men included Art Buecher, with an outstanding 268, followed closely by Bill Hull with a 240. Other high games among the men include the following: 235 by Rod Shepherd; 221 by Pete Gorczok; 213 by Norm Hebert; 202 by Rick DAddio and Ed Gallagher; and a 201 by Mark Monk and Lacoste Rivers. High games among the women included the following ladies: 197 by Caroline Caprano; 195 by Judy Shuster; 194 by Barbara Reynolds; 191 by Betty Biron; 185 by Edie Plachcinski; 179 by Helen Bailey; 174 by Marianne Ingwersen; and a 170 by Pam Monk. Monday, Dec. 17, was our last week of bowling in 2012, and we will resume bowling again Jan. 7. Happy Holidays to everyone, bowlers and non-bowlers alike, and may everyone have a GREAT 2012! Travel Toppers The new winter brochure is available for pick one up at the postal locations, the H&R Building, the Arbor Club, or the community rooms at Candler and Indigo. Some seats are available for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat at the Show Palace on Saturday, March 23; call Audrey Mangan at 352-854-7074 for further information. To get on a waiting list for the musical to 5, which is on Saturday, Jan. 12, call Allan Rickards at 352-3903075, and for Hooray for Hollywood, on Tuesday, Feb. 12, call Joyce Wood at 352-390-2359. Travel Toppers wishes everyone Happy Holidays, and may you have a healthy and Happy New Year. List of blood donors from Nov. 5 OTOW HAPPENINGS Upcoming VFW eventsAll 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. Members and guests (non-members must be signed in by a VFW Post 4781 member) Monday Night Bar Bingo will not be held on Dec. 24 or Dec. 31 because of the holidays. It will resume on Jan. 7. 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want to see the play? Everyone who can recall The Odd Couple Broadway shows, the movie or the TV sitcom knows how hilariously funny this situation comedy was, perhaps unequalled in our time. Neil Simons original Odd Couple was performed on Broadway from 1965 through 1967, a total of 966 performances. It starred Walter Matthau and Art Carney and later gave way to Jack Klugman and Eddie Bracken. The 1968 film starred Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. The 1970 ABC sitcom starred Tony Randall and Jack Klugman. This was certainly an impressive list of cast members. Stage revivals around the world took place from 1976 through 2011. In 1985 Simon revised The Odd Couple for a female cast based on the same story line and lead characters, except the poker game that was focal point gave way to trivial pursuit and the new lead characters became Florence Unger played by Sally Struthers and Olive Madison played by Rita Moreno. This play ran on Broadway from June 1985 through February 1986, a total of 295 performances. Both original and female versions continue to be played around the world in professional and amateur venues. For advance ticket reservations for the dinner theatre on March 21, call Shari Weber at 352-8540116 and for the 22nd, 23rd and 24th shows call Linda Noel at 352873-9908.Oak Run Travel Cindy and Bob Kocher have decided to have a second sale for the cruise to the Greek Islands and Eastern Mediterranean. The cruise is 16 days from Rome through the Greek Islands then to Ephesus, Turkey and finally to Venice before flying home. The date is Sept. 23 Oct. 8, 2013. We have 52 signed up and would like to have more so now is your chance to take the cruise of a lifetime. There must be some snowbirds who have recently come back to us that would like a chance to go. Arrangements can be made for them to fly from alternate airports to Rome to join the rest of us for the cruise. The new sale date is Thursday, Jan. 31, starting at 9 a.m. in the card room of the Orchid Club. Call Bob and Cindy for information and a brochure. The many volunteers of Oak Run Travel wish all Oak Run residents a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday Season. We hope your New Year finds that peace, good will, and good fortune come your way.Garden Club newsOur luncheon at the Royal Oaks Golf Club was a great holiday party. Thanks to Sue Wiley and her staff we had a delicious buffet. We were also entertained by a Barbershop Quartet Young at Heart. Our outgoing and continuing officers and committee chairpersons were honored with flowers by the president. As we proceed into 2013, our officers will be Patricia Callahan, president; Sharon Cariglio, vice president; and Patricia Arnold, treasurer. At this time we have no secretary. Many thanks to Connie Fangman, our past treasurer, and Sylvia Ellis, our past secretary, and Joan Carazo, our publicity person, who is also stepping down. They have all worked very hard for us and deserve a break. Please consider taking over the secretarys position, it is difficult without someone in that position. Elvira Rusconi also works on publicity, so if you take that position you will have someone with whom to share the job. Our first Garden Club meeting will be Wednesday Jan. 2, at 9 a.m. in the Orchid Club. Master Gardener and Oak Run resident Madeline Braisted will be giving a presentation about raising begonias and orchids. We will also have a field trip on Jan. 9, to Sugar Tree Farm, 435 N.E. 63rd St., Ocala, We will leave the overflow parking lot at 10:30 a.m.. In the following months we will have many interesting speakers and field trips. We also have our wonderful St. Patricks Day themed plant sale on March 16. For more information, call Patricia Callahan at 352-484-0895.Royal Oaks Womens 18 Hole Golf On Tuesday, Dec. 4, we played a team event, Two Best Ball. The lowest 2 net scores were counted on each hole. The winning teams were: 1st PlaceSylvia Zappia, Lynn Houghton, Rhonda LeBlanc, and Arlene Zimmerman; 2nd PlaceCarole Dygert, Judy Klein, Donna Gwin, and Inge Szabo; 3rd PlaceJan Tennant, Bea Terry, Maureen Edwards, and Kathy Kollar. Lynn Houghton was Closest to the Pin. On Dec. 11, we played Individual Low Net. The winners were: First Flight 1st Place, Sylvia Zappia, 2nd Place, Diana Love, 3rd Place tie, Nancy Lefebvre and Jan Tennant; Second Flight 1st Place, B. J. Lassiter, 2nd Place tie, Joan OBrien, Bea Terry and Maureen Edwards; Third Flight 1st Place, Mary Kay Frandsen, 2nd Place, Ginger Drake, 3rd Place, Ilene Simnowitz. Nancy Lefebvre was Closest to the Pin. The weather has been very nice and we all hope that the weather prediction of a colder than normal winter is not correct.Royal Oaks Lady NinersOn Dec. 13 we played Throw Out Your Worst hole. It was cold and chilly and we shivered but made it. Tied in 1st.place in group A were Sally Crass and Elsa Berbig, 3rd. place Sam Timmermeyer; Group B 1st.place Diana Schmidt, 2nd. Sheila Wechstein, 3rd. Ilene Simnowitz. Closest to pin on #3 was BJ Lassiter. Diana Schmidt had a chip in on #6, also a birdie on #6. Royal Oaks Mens Golf Friday, Dec. 14, started out as a cold, blustery day, and got no better as the morning wore on. However, 38 brave players turned out, and as of this writing all are accounted for with no cases of frostbite. The game was called shambles where all drive, then from the best drive each player plays his own ball. The scoring is based on the three best net. The winners with an astounding 173 was the team of Hal Loomis, Bill Ellin, Virgil Hein, and Steve Casner. Second with a 177 were Emmet Dowling, Bill Start, and Dick Rizzo. Third with a 182 were Bruce Stover, Tom Ducz, Dick Berbig, and John Foutty. Closest to the pin on the par threes were Dave Dawson, Emmet Dowling, Vince Connolly, and Mike Madill. OOOPS!!! An error was made in the results of the Closest To The Pin Shootout reported last week. The real winner of the senior group was Don Aubrey with a shot that stopped just 1 from the cup. Sorry Don!!!!Carol Anns CornerHeres some important information for anyone who would like to see their article in this column on Dec. 28 or Jan. 4. Due to the holidays the deadline to get the information to me is very firmly 6 p.m. today, Friday, Dec. 21, for the Dec. 28 column and 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, for the Jan 4 column. Im sure you can understand the production constraints imposed by the two holidays. Your columnist has been experiencing some difficulties lately with getting photographs in the column in a timely fashion. Sometimes I try to forward photos I receive via e-mail to the editor, and neglect to ensure there really is an attachment to my e-mail. On other occasions hard copy photos and captions are brought to the Citizen office but dont make it into the paper. This happens because the whole process from your submission to me to the transmission of the final copy to the printer are set up to be done via email. I urge you, if it is all possible, to communicate by e-mail to me, or the editor in the case of photos. I will do my best to get the hang of attachments! Friday, December 21, 2012 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com 2~ Friday, December 21, 2012 www.smcitizen.com OAK RUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 14 Upcoming Moose Lodge activitiesDec. 21, Friday, Fish or Shrimp 5 to 7 p.m., David Baldwin Karaoke 6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 22, Saturday, Pork Chops and Au Gratin Potatoes 5 to 7 p.m., David Baldwin 6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 23, Sunday, Bar Bingo 4 to 6 p.m., Football in the Social Quarters. Dec. 24, Monday, Coney Dogs all day. Dec. 25, Tuesday, Closed Merry Christmas. Dec. 26, Wednesday, officers meeting 6:30 p.m. Dec. 27, Thursday, Cards 1 p.m. Shuffleboard 7 p.m. Dec. 28, Friday, Fish or Shrimp 5 to 7 p.m. Kenn E Grube, Elvis on Tour 6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 31, Monday, New Years Eve party, Prime Rib Dinner from 5 ? Kenny Jackson entertainment. Tickets at social quarters. West Marion Moose Lodge 2356, open for members and qualified guests, is at 10411 S.W. 110th St., one mile north of State Road 200 across from Oak Run entrance. Phone is 352-854-2200. Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com Library decorationsFreedom Public Library proudly boasts its new Christmas tree and holiday decorations purchased with funds provided through The Doris Van Tanner Tursky Memorial Endowment Fund. Rosemary Simm and Marilyn Wilson co-chaired the Decorating Committee. Pink Flamingo checkFrom the left, Wendy Bowen and Tamyra Bowen of Advanced Imaging Centers present a check to Sherry Roberts of Michelle-O-Gram, a local organization which provides funding for screening mammograms for patients who cannot afford one. Advanced Imaging Centers, a member of Ocala Health, wrapped up its second annual Standing Up to Breast Cancer campaign which used pink lawn flamingos to raise awareness of breast cancer and promote the importance of early detection. A total of $4,799 was raised through the sale of pink flamingos, which was donated to Michelle-O-Gram. PHOTO COURTESY MARION COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICEFood driveNearly a dozen county agencies participated in a food drive Friday at the downtown square benefitting three local food pantries. More than 4,200 pounds of food was collected, including 17 turkeys, and $600 cash. 000DEFM 000DKT28810 SW SR 200 Suite 107, Kingsland Plaza Across from Pine Run352-291-7626 Mon. 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BRIEFS AARP Driver ClassesJan. 24-25, Thursday and Friday, noon both days, Master the Possibilities, 8415 S.W. 80th St., Ocala. Cost $12 AARP members; $14 non-members. To register call 352-854-3699. Jan. 10-11, Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m. both days. Sheriffs Office, 9048 State Road 200, Ocala. Cost $12 AARP members; $14 nonmembers. To register call 352-237-2971. Jan. 22 and 23, Tuesday and Wednesday, 1 p.m. both days, Rainbow Lakes, 4000 Deep Water Court, Dunnellon. Cost $12 AARP members; $14 non-members. To register call 352489-1574. For other locations call 1-888-227-7669 or visit www.aarp.org/drive. AAA Tow to GoAAA and Bud Light will help protect motorists for the holidays with the Tow to Go program. The Auto Club Group has provided the Tow to Go service for more than fourteen years because it allows AAA to protect the freedom and mobility of motorists on our roadways. The programs mission is to discourage an intoxicated driver from getting behind the wheel and risking the lives and safety of others. Around Christmas and New Years Eve, calls for Tow to Go have historically spiked, said Gerry Gutowski, Sr. Vice President, Automotive Services, The Auto Club Group. AAA has always played a critical role each holiday weekend by protecting motorists on our roadways, however, it is everyones responsibility to make good decisions and always choose a designated driver. A local ride within a 10mile radius to a safe location is provided. Service is free and available to both AAA members and non-members The AAA tow truck takes the vehicle and the driver home. To use the service, call 1-655-286-9246. INDEX Cherrywood......................12 Classifieds...........................24 Judis Journal.......................9 Marion Landing................17 Oak Run...............................14 Opinion..................................8 OTOW...................................22 Out to Pastor.....................10 Pun Alley.............................18 Puzzles.................................20CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & BusinessesFRIDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2012 VOLUME 18 NUMBER 30 www.smcitizen.com24~ Friday, December 21, 2012 www.smcitizen.com NEW 2013 COROLLA CLEARANCEVillage Toyota has received a special allocation of vehicles for this event! OVER 200 NEW VEHICLES WILL BE SOLD DURING THIS EVENT!000DJKW*0% W.A.C. All leases with $2,399 Cash Cap Reduction, 36 Mos, 12k Per Year, All Offers While Supplie s Last.352-503-4121 www.villagetoyota.com CRYSTAL RIVER VILLAGE TOYOTA CL OSE OUT PRICES TO CLEAR THE L OT!! 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(352) 794-6244, Real Es t ate F or Sale PUBLISHERS NOTICE:All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Citrus Count y Homes PINE RIDGE-THIS IS THE PROPERTY YOUVE BEEN LOOKING FOR! 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T ree Service STUMPGRINDINGCALLJIM FOR FREE ESTIMATES (800) 478-8679 LET US WORKFOR YOU!CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403SOUTH MARIONCITIZENCLASSIFIEDSGET RESULTS! After three weeks of online voting for the new Florida license plate, the design with the solid green bars and the artistic orange forming the O in the word Florida is the most popular. A total of 50,124 votes were cast in the online contest. The online poll represents one part of the process to select the new plate design. Before the design is manufactured, the publics vote will be factored in with input from the Governor, Cabinet and policy makers. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles needs to upgrade the basic Florida plate to a design that increases readability and features a seven-character configuration. A committee of more than 20 stakeholders, including state agency personnel, law enforcement, tax collectors and affiliated associations participated in the development of the final license plate designs. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles provides highway safety and security through excellence in service, education and enforcement. The Department is leading the way to a safer Florida through the efficient and professional execution of its core mission: the issuance of driver licenses, vehicle tags and titles and operation of the Florida Highway Patrol. To learn more about DHSMV and the services offered, visit www.flhsmv.gov, follow us on Twitter at @FDHSMV or find us on Facebook. Floridians choose new license tags Donations and other help from Wise Way Auto Sales has helped get a newer van for the Florida Center for the Bind. The center has two older vans with high mileage that are used to transport visually impaired seniors and teenagers to and from their homes to the school at 7634 S.W. 60th Ave. for classes, and to events and field trips as far away as St. Augustine, where the School for the Deaf and Blind is located. The territory that has been assigned to Florida Center for the Blind by the Division of Blind Services reaches from north of Lake City to as far south as Belleview. Their visually impaired students are unable to drive, and most live in rural areas that do not have access to public transportation, so it is a necessity that the school provide transportation for them. A few months ago, John Wise of Wise Way Auto Sales and Service on State Road 200 decided to donate $50 out of every car that he sold in one month to Florida Center for the Blind to help it acquire a newer and more dependable van to transport their students. He was able to present them with a check in the amount of $1,350. The school combined his check with several other donations that they had received for this purpose, and they asked Mr. Wise to help them find a suitable vehicle. He did help them find an almost new 8passenger van, which they purchased, and then he went even further by donating a handrail and ramp that would assist the older clients in getting in and out of the van safely. The school recently re-created acceptance of the check in front of the new van. Donations help get new van for Center for the Blind Receiving a copy of a check from Wise Way Auto Sales and Service are Robin Whiteley, left, executive director of Florida Center for the Blind and Edward Brewer, right, board president, from John Wise, center. Toys for TotsBob Brown of Toys for Tots picks up the toys collected at the South Marion Citizen office for distribution to children in the area. The Citizen and staff thank those who helped.PHOTO BY MICHEL NORTHSEA