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Place of Publication: Ocala, Florida
Publication Date: 12-28-2012
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BRIEFS OTOW Theatre Group to hold murder auditionsThe Theatre Group at OTOW is putting on a funny murder mystery in April and will be holding auditions on Wednesday, Jan. 9 at 2 p.m. in room C at the Arbor Conference center. If you live at On Top of the World and think you could act in this play please let Anne Merrick, your director, know ahead of time and she will give you some more information about the play, rehearsal schedules and performance dates. Her phone number is 352-732-0706. Five Points of Life Kids Marathon Nearly 400 kids and many parents are expected to take part in the Jan. 20 Five Points of Life Kids Marathon in Ocala, but the real start for this run was months ago. The event is presented by Dr. Jones Orthodontics of Ocala. Back in the fall these youngsters began working toward the goal of running a marathon one piece at a time. The 1.2 miles theyll cover, along a course at Boyds Marketplace behind the Paddock Mall, is more of a celebration than a race, although many of the youngsters will be feeling the competitive spirit and the excitement that morning. They started in their neighborhoods and on their school grounds. The lofty goal 26.2 miles is the official distance for a marathon. They run or walk a little at a time, keeping a log of their distance, with the hope of reaching their goal Jan. 20 at the finish line. The Five Points of Life Foundation was started by LifeSouth Community Blood Centers as a way to raise awareness about the five ways to share life. The Five Points of Life Web site, www.fivepointsoflife.org, has more information about the program INDEX Bookmark...........................17 Cherrywood......................12 Classifieds...........................23 Marion Oaks.........................6 Oak Run...............................11 Opinion..................................8 OTOW.....................................5 Out to Pastor.....................10 Pun Alley.............................21 Puzzles.................................19CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & Businesses FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2012 VOLUME 18 NUMBER 31 www.smcitizen.com 24 ~ Friday, December 28, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Highland Memorial Park, a 55acre memorial park in northeast Ocala, has established a memorial site for community to come together to honor the memory of the 26 victims of the Newtown, Connecticut, tragedy. Off Silver Springs Boulevard, on Northeast Third Street and just inside the entrance gates of Highland Memorial Park, stuffed animals, balloons, flowers, candles and messages of support lay beneath an eight foot banner which includes photos of the victims of the Sandy Hook tragedy. The park is open daily from dawn until dusk. As a tribute to the Sandy Hook School Shooting Victims, community members can pay their respects by placing flowers, mementos, or by simply visiting the memorial to offer up a prayer any time during regular park hours. While this is just one of the many thoughtful acts being done around the nation in memory of the victims of Sandy Hook School, it is also meant to be a reminder PHOTO BY JIM CLARKThis display is just inside the gate at Highland Memorial on Northeast 3rd Street. Memorial set up locally PLEASESEEMEMORIAL PAGE3 Workforce Connections regional unemployment rate for November was 9.2 percent, up 0.1 percent over the month and down 2.4 percent from one year ago. Out of a labor force of 206,777 there were 18,993 jobless, a drop of 135 over the month and 5,016 fewer than in November 2011. The November 2012 unemployment rates, released recently by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), were 9.2 percent in Marion County, up 0.1 percent over the month; 9.2 percent in Citrus County, unchanged since October; and 8.8 percent in Levy County, also unchanged over the month. Floridas not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 7.9 percent in November, down 0.3 percent, and the national unemployment rate was 7.4 percent, a drop of 0.1 percent. Workforce Connection CEO Rusty Skinner said that the slight fluctuation over the month is puzzling since the influx of seasonal hires was expected to have a greater impact but not alarming. To gauge how were doing, you have to look at where we were a year ago, Skinner said. And were definitely seeing some positive movement. Skinner noted that while the labor force is about the same size as it was in NovemUnemployment rate climbs slightly, latest figures show PLEASESEEJOBLESS PAGE3 Oak Run parade pictures Photos by Ron Ratner 000DG79

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Friday, December 28, 2012 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com 2 ~ Friday, December 28, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Add Up TheSAVINGSwith a Name Address City State Zip Phone 10 Words $8.20 Per Week 44 For Each Additional Word Pricing Includes Online All Ads Must Be Prepaid All Credit Card s Accepted 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 10WORDS$8.20+44AWORD(IncludesOnline)=TOTAL For your convenience, mail with payments to South Marion Citizen office at 8810 SW SR 200, Unit 104, Ocala, FL 34481 or call...Serving S.R. 200 Communities & Businesses CallTollFree1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIEDAD SMC_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_11 Todays New Ads HERNANDO Citrus Hills Pool Home 4/3/2+, circular drive, 1 acre lot, below $200k 352-527-7856 Professional ASSISTANT MANAGER HOTEL SERVICES(Ocala, FL): provide business and hotelier market know-how, strategic planning, resource allocation analysis, manpower modeling; prepare, review, as well as analyze operational reports and schedules; plan, administer, and provide business input to budgetary matters including retention of vendor contracts, maintenance of facilities equipment, and purchase of supplies; undertake customer sector analysis and provide business input to the Companys marketing initiatives. Req: Masters degree in Hospitality Management or related, plus knowledge of food and beverage and restauranteur/banquet services. Send resume + cover letter to: MGM Hotels, LLC 3600 SW 38th Ave., Ocala, FL34474. BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE ANALYST(Ocala, FL): Define, implement, maintain software, sys.infrastructure and network security measures; perform sys.analysis/ debug sys. to enhance performance. Travel to unanticipated project sites required. Requires Bachelors deg. (or foreign equiv.) in Comp. Sci., Info. Sys, Info. Tech. or related with 2 years exp. in IT field with knowledge of HTML, XML, MS SQL Server, MYSQL, VBA, and Java/VB Script. Send resume + cover letter to: NDS USA, LLC, 406 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Suite 200, Ocala, Florida 34470 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 Feed/Fertilizer /Supplies DOG BED/CARRIER perfect condition brand new $60 obo 352-854-6315 Retail/Office Rentals Homosassa SpgsSmlRestaurant/Pizza Shop for Rent, $800 269-369-2509 Real Estate For Sale PUBLISHERS NOTICE: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Citrus Hills Homes HERNANDO Citrus Hills Pool Home 4/3/2+, circular drive, 1 acre lot, below $200k 352-527-7856 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 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 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 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 Certified Service 000DED1 SULLIVAN 4040 SW College Rd. OCALA, FL 44474 352-732-4700 888-449-9892 352-732-4700 888-449-9892 www.sullivancadillac.com SULLIVAN CADILLAC SULLIVAN CADILLAC FACTORY TRAINED TECHNICIANS FULL DETAIL SPECIAL .These specials and coupons cannot be used or combined with any other discounts or coupons. Must pre sent coupon at time of wr ite up. Synthetics and diesel extra. Some models higher. Tax, shop supplies & hazardous waste extra. See dealer for details. O ffer Expires 1/15/13. 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ber 2011, there are 4,711 more people with jobs and 5,016 fewer unemployed. Skinner also pointed out that last month, 545 employers posted 1,602 jobs with Workforce Connection, representing a 57.5percent increase in employers over the year and a 98-percent spike in job postings. At the same time, Workforce Connection placed 1,161 unemployed in jobs in November. Since January, Workforce Connection has placed 9,011 in jobs. According to Rebecca Rust, DEOs chief economist said the Workforce Connection region is not alone as all 67 counties had declines in unemployment rate over the year, while 25 counties experienced similar slight increases, 33 counties dropped over the month, and nine remained flat. Because movements were very small over the month, thats why we emphasize that you talk about movement over the year, Rust said. Here is how employment numbers break down for each county: Citrus Countys labor force dropped by 603 over the month to 56,261, the number of employed fell by 564 to 51,076 and those without jobs dropped by 39 to 5,185. Compared to November of 2011, the labor force expanded by 310, the number of employed rose by 1,545 and the number of jobless dropped 1,235 from 6,420. Levy Countys labor force fell by 267 since October to 16,866, employment dropped by 246 jobs to 15,381 and the number of unemployed declined by 21 to 1,485. Over the year, the labor force has remained virtually the same, the number of employed increased by 233 and the number of unemployed dropped by 348. Marion Countys labor force shrank by 2,136 to 133,650, the number of those with jobs decreased by 2,036 to 121,327 and those unemployed dropped by 100 to 12,323. That represents over the year gains of 500 to the labor force, an increase of 2,933 with jobs and a drop of 3,433 from 15,756 in the number of those unemployed. Among Floridas counties, Marion Countys unemployment rate ranked 10th, Citrus County 11th and Levy County dropped to 18th. The Ocala MSA had the fourth highest unemployment rate among the states 22 MSAs, behind Palm Coast with 11.4 percent, Port St. Lucie with 9.8 percent and SebastianVero Beach with 9.6 percent. The Ocala MSAs nonagricultural employment in November was 93,100, up 100 jobs over the month and an increase of 1.7 percent or 1,600 jobs over the year. Six major industries gained jobs over the year, led by education and health services, leisure and hospitality and trade, transportation and utilities with an increase of 500 jobs each; manufacturing, professional and business services and other services (+100 each). Government was the only industry that lost jobs over the year (-100 jobs). Mining, logging and construction, information and financial activities remained unchanged over the year. DEOs Rust said that among positive signs statewide is that there continues to be a drop in number of job losers those laid off from 54 percent to 53.6 percent as well as an increase in the number of new job entrants, up from 10.7 to 11.1 percent and job re-entrants from 27.1 to 27.6 percent. Rust cited a number of additional signs of improvement in Floridas economic conditions, including: Floridas unemployment rate was down 2.0 percentage points from the November 2011 rate of 10.1 percent. It was the 24th consecutive month of overthe-year declines in Floridas unemployment rate. The current unemployment rate was down 3.3 percentage points from the last recession peak rate of 11.4 percent reached in January and February 2010 and was the lowest rate since November 2008. Floridas annual job growth rate has been positive for the past 28 months. Prior to this, the state had been losing jobs for three years. Floridas online job ads were up 12.4 percent over the year. Initial claims for Reemployment Assistance were down 7.6 percent from a year ago. Florida housing starts were up 60.2 percent over the year, reaching a level of 4,270 in November. An estimated 21.9 million visitors came to Florida in the third quarter of 2012, an increase of 3.5 percent over the same period in 2011. Overseas visitors were up 5.5 percent in 2012 Q3 compared to 2011 Q3. Taxable sales were $24.6 billion in September (preliminary), an increase of 5.6 percent over the year. November tax revenue (seasonally adjusted) was up 5.9 percent compared to a year ago. This marked the 32nd straight month of annual increases. Workforce Connection is the local, business-led organization dedicated to connecting qualified workers with local employers in Citrus, Levy and Marion counties through cost-effective, high-quality employment, training and education services in collaboration with business, community, education, economic development and government partners. On average, 36,000 job seekers and 1,500 businesses receive services at no charge each year. To obtain a full copy of the November 2012 unemployment reports or to find out more about Workforce Connections upcoming events and services, visit ww.clmworkforce.com or call 1-800-434-JOBS, ext. 1234. Friday, December 28, 2012 ~ 3 www.smcitizen.com 22 ~ Friday, December 28, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Read the classifieds This weeks puzzle answers that, though we all struggle to try to understand what we could never understand, the precious lives lost in Newtown, on Dec. 14 will forever be remembered. Additionally, an enlightening article by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D titled, How to talk to the Children and Teens in Your Life about the Newtown, CT, Tragedy is available as an online resource for community via the Highland Memorial Park/HersBaxley blog site at: http://blog.hiers-baxley.com/ and via Facebook at: www.facebook.com/HiersBaxleyFuneralServices. Justin Baxley, general manager of Highland Memorial Park and Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services said this, As a father of young children and as a funeral director, my heart breaks for those touched by this tragedy. As a company dedicated to honoring memory and providing healing experiences, we feel this is simply one small way that we can give our community to pay its respects and to stand with the people of Newtown in this time of deep sorrow. MEMORIAL CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 JOBLESS CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 000DLFH CALLING ALL SENIOR GOLFERS! Membership is open for 2013 Golf Season Save $10 by Dec. 31, 2012 North Central Florida Senior Amateur Golf Tour. Join Today! www.senioramateurgolftour.net Where Amateurs Are Treated Like Pros 000DLIP 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! 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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. 5 Deceased vets names to be read The reading of the names of area veterans who have passed away in the previous three months will be carried out by members of the Stone Creek Veterans organization at the Ocala-Marion County Veterans Park on Saturday, Jan. 5, beginning at 10 a.m. Taking part in the event will be members of Belleview High School ROTC, the Marion County Sheriffs Department, and the New Apostolic Church Choir. Chess Club to meet The chess club that formed at the Freedom Public Library meets the first Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grab your board and chess pieces and come on down. Interested persons are invited to attend for a rousing game of chess. Its your move! For more information, call Ron at 352873-2276. Sunday, Jan. 6 OTOW Concert ChorusOn Sunday, Jan. 6, the OTOW Concert Chorus will wrap-up the holidays with A Medley of Christmas Songs including music from the movie and stage show White Christmas. The chorus will perform, under the direction of Christine Douglas, in the Health and Recreation Ballroom in the On Top of the World Community at 3 p.m. We encourage all to attend this free event and enjoy the efforts of the members of this chorus. A free will offering will be taken and the funds will be used to buy new music so the chorus can continue to entertain with new songs. For further information contact President, Joan Stenson at 352-873-0340. 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.Sunday, Jan. 13 Jazz group at CountrysideThe next Sunday Afternoon Arts at Countryside will take place on Sunday, Jan. 13, at 3 p.m. The performers will be The Usual Suspects, formerly Opus III, Ocalas premium jazz group, consisting of Don Gold on drums, Charlie Remillard on keyboard, Dean Millward on bass and Alto Sax Mike Holt. They have performed at the Appleton Museum, with the Kingdom of the Sun Band, the Savannah Club in The Villages and the Jazz Up street fair in Dunnellon. They also perform at all Munroe Hospitals official functions. The program will be a tribute to some of the Great Jazz Giants of the 50s, 60s and 70s, such as Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington, Thelonius Monk and John Coltrane. With some of Brazils Bossa Nova and The American Song Book to finish. The public is invited and admission is free but donations will be appreciated. For further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633. Sunday Sampler: Two Petes and Mike (2PM)The Sunday Sampler offers music lovers the opportunity of being entertained by Two Petes and a Mike on Jan. 13 at 2:30 p.m. in the historic Dunnellon Depot, 12061 S. Williams St., Dunnellon. PM hails from Floral City and is composed of Pete Hennings, Pete Price, and Mike Jurgensen. They are three diversely talented musicians and songwriters, who are long time friends who joined forces because of their love for harmonies. All three have performed at festivals and acoustic venues around Florida for many years, both as solo artists and as members of other groups, including Myriad (Jurgensen and Hennings), Jon Semmes and the Florida Friends (Hennings and Price), and Sno Rogers (Price). With Price on lead guitar and bass, Hennings on guitar, bass, mandolin, and fiddle and Jurgensen on guitar and harmonica, these three musicians add vocal harmonies to the mix to produce a magical musical blend. Mike is a three time winner of the Will McLean Florida Song Contest. The trio has been compared to Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young and to the Eagles with a Florida flavor. It should be a great way to spend the afternoon at this first Sunday Sampler of 2013. Donation is 10 dollars at the door and includes complimentary snacks at intermission. Funds help support artists who educate through writing and singing about Florida. For information call 352489-3766. Please visit www.willmclean.com for details on the 2013 Will McLean Festival (March 8-10) and for information entering on the 2013 Song Contest by Dec. 31. Saturday, Jan. 19 Circle Square Health, Wellness ExpoThe 11th annual Health and Wellness Expo will be held on Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Circle Square Cultural Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come and see what Ocala has to offer in the field of health care and learn the latest in medical advances. This is a free event and open to the public. The Expo is sponsored by On Top of the World Communities and Munroe Regional Medical Center (MRMC) and will feature various services offered by the hospital, including information on heart health, diabetes, stroke, nutrition and more. Representatives from area health-care related agencies will also be on hand to provide information and answer questions regarding your health. Additionally, The Ranch Fitness Center and Spa and On Top of the World certified fitness instructors will offer a variety of exercise demonstrations throughout the day. Participate in the ZUMBA Fitness Jam on The Town Square at Circle Square Commons from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.; a donation of $5 per person will go toward the March of Dimes, or with a $25 donation you will receive a tie-dyed ZUMBA t-shirt. The Circle Square Cultural Center is at 8395 S.W. 80th St.. For more information, visit the website at www.CSCulturalCenter.com or call 352-854-3670. Friday, December 28, 2012 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com 4 ~ Friday, December 28, 2012 www.smcitizen.com E arlier this week Christmas day was a beehive of activity with opening presents, visiting relatives, feasting on a scrumptious turkey dinner and cleaning up afterward. It all made me feel dead tired, so I relaxed while watching TV. On the news Santa announced that fiscal cliff reverberations have made it necessary to make restructuring changes at the North Pole. In addition, the North Pole no longer dominates the seasons gift distribution business. The recession and on-line Internet ordering have diminished Santas market share and he could not withstand further erosion of income. Donner and Blitzen will take an early reindeer retirement package. This downsizing will be possible through the purchase of a late model lightweight Korean sled for Santas annual trip. Improved productivity from Dasher and Dancer is anticipated and should take up the slack with no discernible loss of service. Reduction in reindeer will also lessen airborne environmental emissions for which the North Pole has been cited and received unfavorable press. Rudolphs role will not be disturbed. Tradition still counts for something at the North Pole. Management denies that Rudolphs nose got that way not from the cold, but from substance abuse. Calling Rudolph a lush who was into the sauce and never did pull his share of the load was an unfortunate comment, made by one of Santas helpers who was terminated in the downsizing of elfs, as if they werent small enough. Continuing in the news was the breaking story on the Twelve Days of Christmas. Fiscal cliff results and impending Obamacare have made it necessary to do some optimization. The partridge will be retained, but the pear tree never turned out to be the cash crop forecasted. A plastic imitation tree, providing considerable savings in maintenance, will replace it. The two turtledoves represent a redundancy that is simply not cost effective. In addition, their romance during working hours could not be condoned. The positions will be eliminated. The three French hens will remain intact. After all, everyone loves the French. The four calling birds will be replaced by an automated voice mail system, with a call waiting option. An analysis is underway to determine whom the birds have been calling, how often, how long they talked, and whether billing the birds is justified. The five golden rings remain but diversification is expected when the market starts its recovery because maintaining a portfolio based on one commodity is too risky. The six geese-a-laying constitutes a luxury that can no longer be afforded. Three geese will be let go, and an upgrading in the selection procedure will assure management that from now on every goose it gets will be a good one. The seven swans-aswimming is obviously a number chosen in better times. The function is primarily decorative. Mechanical swans are on order. The current swans will be taught some new strokes and therefore enhance their outplacement. As you know, the eight maids-a-milking concept has been under heavy scrutiny by the EEOC. Because male milkers cannot be hired at prevailing wages, all milking will be automated. The maids will be retrained to qualify for a-mending, or a-mentoring. Nine ladies dancing has always been an odd number. This function will be phased out as these individuals grow older and trip over the rug rather than cut a rug. Ten Lords-a-leaping is overkill. The high cost of Lords has led the Compensation Committee to suggest replacing this group with ten out-of-work Republicans. While leaping ability may be somewhat sacrificed, the savings are significant because we expect an oversupply of unemployed Republicans in the future. Eleven pipers piping and twelve drummers drumming is a simple case of the band getting too big. Substitution of prerecorded music will produce substantial savings. The pipers will be retrained as plumbers and the drummers will be told to beat it. When I woke up in front of the TV, I realized it was all a dream. Santa with Rudolph and all nine reindeer will still bring toys to all good girls and boys next year and forever after. The Twelve Days of Christmas will still dominate radio broadcasts for years to come. Christmas traditions will live on forever and celebrating Christs birth will never be diminished by anything. Oak Run residents Dick and Jane wish you a Happy New Year. Some late-breaking, post-Christmas North Pole news P UN ALLEY D F Dick Frank Community calendar SOUTH MARION Citizen The South Marion Citizen is a free community newspaper covering news of communities in southwest Marion County including Oak Run, Pine Run, Palm Cay, On Top of the World, Kingsland Country Estates, Countryside Farms, Marion Landing, Majestic Oaks, Hidden Lake, Woods and Meadows Estates, Paddock Farms, Saddle Oak Club, Deer Creek, Cherrywood Estates, Hardwood Trails, Candler Hills, Country Oaks, and Harvest Meadows, among others. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Citizen: If your community is listed above and the Citizen is not delivered to your home and you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 200 Corridor, call 854-3986CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481 Editor Jim Clark Circulation Barbara Jaggers Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean and Kristy Kaigan General Manager John Provost Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Deadline for classified ads :Deadline for display advertising : Tuesday 4 p.m. before publicationMonday 5 p.m. before publication READER SERVICES I want to get news in the Citizen. Call editor Jim Clark at 352-854-3986 or send by e-mail to editor@smcitizen.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Citizenoffice in Kingsland Plaza. 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Friday, December 28, 2012 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 20 ~ Friday, December 28, 2012 www.smcitizen.com 352-237-2796 Family Owned & Operated Since 1972 Licensed & Insured #3803 Dependable A Division of R.C. Cohn Construction 000CE2V CONCRETE WORK REPAIRING OLD INSTALLING NEW We Make Your Concrete Look Good Specializing in Repairing Concrete Driveways Pool Decks Patios Entrance Ways Advantages: Mildew & Oil Resistant Non Skid Protection Easy to Keep Clean Commercial Grade Quality RENEWED SURFACES BY ELOISE HOLLYFIELD ejh2025@gmail.com Saving lives, giving to needy children at this special time of year, and an opportunity to participate in a theatre performance constitutes this weeks OTOW Happenings. Lions Club The OTOW Lions Club wishes to express their deepest thanks to the good residents of OTOW Communities for their support to the Christmas gifts endeavor to provide toys for needy children. Approximately 150 toys were donated. Last week, Mike Conley, of the Friendship Fire Station 62, picked up the toys for distribution to these precious children. For each of you who took the time to donate, hold this thought in your heart: there is a precious child out there who will have a smile on his or her face when opening what may be the only present received for Christmas. The Club is pleased to have been able to donate approximately 110 Christmas mugs to residents of Quiet Oaks, an assisted living facility.Life South Blood MobileMonday, Jan. 7, offers you a different means of celebrating the New Year and the rest of the recent holiday season. You can continue feeling good about yourself and the New Year by dropping by the OTOW Health and Recreation Center parking lot where the Life South Bloodmobile will be parked from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. and donating a pint of your blood. This gift from you to three others; thats right, just one pint of your blood can save three other lives. is yours to give. Those who receive your blood may be children or men and women of all ages, and you will have helped save them. They may be local folks, even your neighbors, or they could be travelers returning home from their holiday in the area. With your help, the generosity of the season keeps on giving. Your stop will be quick and easy, you will feel better for having made your donation, and there will be a little gift each time you give. Just pick up one of those free homemade cookies on the way out! The Theatre GroupThe Theatre Group at OTOW is putting on a funny murder mystery in April and will be holding auditions on Wednesday, Jan. 9 at 2 p.m. in room C at the Arbor Conference Center. If you are an On Top of the World resident and think you could act in this play, please call Anne Merrick, Director, know ahead of time, and she will give you some more information about the play, rehearsal schedules and performance dates. Her phone number is 352-732-0706. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year (Feliz Navidad y Feliz Ao Nuevo)! Indigo East Christmas PartyOTOWs Indigo East community held its annual Christmas Party at the Indigo East Community Center. The room was decorated with festive Christmas arrangements. The tables were beautifully arranged with gold plates and glittery gold candle centerpieces on each of the tables. Brick City Catering catered the event. The food was outstanding! Turkey with all the trimmings was served along with several varieties of delicious pies for dessert. Entertainment was provided by the OTOW Theater Group. The group put on a comedy Christmas radio show skit. Door prizes were also given out. Everyone had a good time enjoying fellowship and holiday spirit with our great Indigo East neighbors. Special thanks goes out to all of the people who worked hard to make this event a success, especially Betty Chadwell, Kathy and Harold Brouillard, Bob and Eve Gillespie, Barbara and Larry Kratz, Irene Higley, Prudence Goodman, Sarah Logue, Sue and Richard Copeland, Helga and Dutch Schulze, Marylou and Fred Masone and Beth Covin. Lions thank community for Christmas gift endeavor OTOW HAPPENINGS PHOTO BY MIKE ROPPELDont know if it will get this cold this week, but this is what the photographer found when he stepped outside last week. can save upwards of $9,000 a year by taking public transportation instead of driving and by living with one less car. An improved quality of life is yet another benefit of more public transit. In some ways public transit can be considered a life saver: It produces 95 percent less carbon monoxide and nearly 50 percent less nitrogen oxideboth key triggers for asthma and other respiratory and cardiovascular health problemsper passenger-mile than driving a private vehicle. Also, transit users tend to be healthier than car commuters because they walk more, which increases their fitness levels. Public transit use also means fewer cars on the road, thus reduced travel timesand less stress and road rage accordinglyfor everyone. TTI reports that Americans living in areas served by public transportation save themselves almost 800 million hours in travel time every year.CONTACTS: NAPTA, www.publictransportation.org; APTA, www.apta.com; TTI, tti.tamu.edu.Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that children are sicker today than they were a generation ago and that pesticides have played a major role? -Maria Jenkins, Clewiston, FL Its impossible to say with certainty that our modern reliance on pesticides is directly causing more of our children to get sick more often, but lots of new research points in that direction. An October 2012 report by Pesticide Action Network North America (PANNA) entitled A Generation in Jeopardy examines dozens of recent studies and concludes that the influx of pesticides in our society is taking a heavy toll on our kids health and intelligence. Children today are sicker than they were a generation ago, reports the group. From childhood cancers to autism, birth defects and asthma, a wide range of childhood diseases and disorders are on the rise. PANNAs assessment of the latest science leaves little room for doubt: pesticides are one key driver of this sobering trend. Pesticides are all around us today. We are exposed to them via the foods we eat and the air we breathe. As a result, we all carry trace amounts of them in our bloodstreams. Childrens bodies, since they are still developing, are particularly susceptible to health problems from pesticide exposure. Kids routinely come in contact with pesticides inside their homes and schools and out in their backyards, schoolyards and parks. Even family pets, many of which wear pesticide-laden flea collars and powders, can be a source of pesticide exposure for children. According to PANNA, even extremely low levels of pesticide exposure can cause significant health problems, particularly during pregnancy and early childhood. New research links pesticide exposure to harm to the structure and functioning of the brain and nervous system. Pesticides may harm a developing child by blocking the absorption of important food nutrients necessary for normal healthy growth, reports the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Another way pesticides may cause harm is if a child's excretory system is not fully developed, the body may not fully remove pesticides. Exposure to pesticides during certain critical developmental periods can permanently alter a growing childs biological systems. The result, warns PANNA, is an increase in birth defects and early puberty and noticeable increases in asthma, obesity, diabetes and some cancers. Whats appalling is that we have known about these dangers for decades yet have done little about it. Nearly 20 years ago, scientists at the National Research Council called for swift action to protect young and growing bodies from pesticides, says PANNA. Yet today, U.S. children continue to be exposed to pesticides that are known to be harmful in places they live, learn and play. For its part, the EPA does evaluate childrens exposure to pesticide residues in common foods and evaluates new and existing pesticides to assess risks, creating guidelines and regulations accordingly. But many would like to see the EPA take a stronger stand against the widespread use of pesticides across the U.S. There are several ways individuals can minimize pesticide exposures for themselves and their loved ones. Buy organic food whenever possible. Avoid chemical sprays and bug traps inside and out of the home. And steer clear of farms and other agricultural lands that regularly get sprayed with pesticides. CONTACTS: PANNA, www.panna.org; EPA, www.epa.gov.EarthTalk is written and edited by Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss and is a registered trademark of E The Environmental Magazine (www.emagazine.com). Send questions to: earthtalk@emagazine.com. 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Have a Happy and Healthy New Year! 812-0626 or 600-1001 Tom and Barbara Cernera www.wesellocalafl.com We would like to wish all our friends, neighbors, and clients a Joyous Holiday Season and a Very Happy and Healthy New Year! WHAT AN INCREDIBLE YEAR! OAK RUN IS ON THE MOVE! 1 62 Homes sold in 2012! And 16 more are in contract to sell! Things are looking up for Oak Run Country Club! 2013 is going to be a GREAT YEAR! HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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Friday, December 28, 2012 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 6 ~ Friday, December 28, 2012 www.smcitizen.com ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Its a good time for reunions with those very special people from your past. You could be pleasantly surprised by what comes to light during one of these get-togethers. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) The new year gets off to an encouraging start for the Bold Bovine who takes that demanding workplace challenge by the horns and steers it in the right direction. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) The clever Gemini will be quick to spot the telltale signs of workplace changes that could open up new opportunities for the right person. (And thats you, isnt it?) CANCER (June 21 to July 22) The Moon Childs postholiday letdown soon lifts as you begin to get back into your comfortable routine. Someone from your past extends a surprise bid to reconnect. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Youve been the ultimate social Lion over the holidays. Now its time to relax and recharge your energy so you can be at your best when you pounce on that new project. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) A relationship could be moving in a direction you might not want to follow. Step back for a better overview of the situation. You might be surprised at what you see. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Emotions rule at the start of the week, affecting your perception about a decision. Best advice: Avoid commitments until that good Libran sense kicks back in. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) A longtime friendship could take a romantic turn early in the new year. While this pleases your passionate side, your logical self might want to go slow. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Someone might make a surprising disclosure about a trusted friend or workplace colleague. Stay cool and reserve judgment until you get more facts. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) You might think youve found what youve been looking for. But appearances can be deceiving. Dont act on your discovery until you know more about it. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Youre no doubt anxious for that confusing situation to be cleared up. But dont press for a quick resolution or you might overlook some vital facts. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Now that your holiday distractions are easing, you need to apply yourself to getting those unfinished tasks done so you can begin a new project with a clean slate. BORN THIS WEEK: People respect both your wisdom and your deep sense of loyalty and compassion. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. Marion Countys Most Wanted Caleb Nathaniel Bishop, 22, felony violation of probation for possession of a controlled substance. Deanna Lusby, 30, felony warrant aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, throwing a deadly missile, criminal mischief damage $200 or less. Andrew Roberts, 32, felony violation of probation grand theft. Terrance Lamar Roberts, 22, felony bench warrant failure to appear drug court, carrying concealed firearm. Irvin (Irving) Lamar Smothers, 23, felony bench warrant failure to appear arraignment tamper with a witness and/or victim, battery prior offense, resist or obstruct officer without violence. Tanee Brianna Walls, 20, order to take into custody no valid drivers license. BY ENID B. JONES Special to the Citizen The next meeting of the Marion Oaks Democratic Club will be Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Marion Oaks Community Center, Building B. There will not be a meeting in January. The meeting in November was well attended, moreso than many other meetings throughout the year. It was once again a night of acknowledgement of the hard work of all. Recognition was given to members who provided access to their homes to serve as satellite centers for the Organization for America during the last two weeks leading into the election on Nov. 6, and on Election Day itself. The extraordinary efforts of members who opened their homes and provided refreshments to other members as they registered voters and worked through strategies for the success that the election was for democrats, were especially noted. Recognition was given to members for writing letters to the editors of local papers, circulating e-mails relevant to the candidates and the amendments on the ballots, sharing same information on social media, and using other non-traditional ways of motivating voters. There were some de-briefing activities during which it was noted that strategies for transporting voters the polls need to be improved to avoid bottlenecks. We celebrated with ice cream and cake and some impromptu dancing. This meeting was also a bit somber for officers as it is the time of the year to pass on the gavel to the new group of members who want to serve on the board. Much kudos to us, the outgoing board members for fighting the good fight and winning! The nominating committee will complete their work at the next meeting and the new officers will be voted in office. To complement the celebratory mood information was shared on a bus trip going to Washington, D.C., for the inauguration on Jan. 21. The trip will start on Friday, Jan. 18, and conclude on Wednesday, Jan. 23. Contact John Harris at 407-436-2435 or Riley Smith at 407-637-6448, or Donna Milton at 352-598-5051 for more information. There was also an announcement of the inauguration ball that will be hosted by the Marion County Democratic Executive Committee in January. For more information on the ball contact DEC at 352-402-9494. We were reminded that there is still work to be done. DEC needs volunteers to help with answering the phone on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in order to carry on this work Marion Oaks Democrats meet Chabad of Marion County and The Villages Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) will launch a new Torah Studies course in January. Classes will be held in Ocala at The Chabad Jewish Center, beginning Jan. 2, 7 to 8 p.m., and continue for 11 consecutive Wednesday evenings. Like all of Chabads courses, this latest adult education offering is designed for people at all levels of Jewish knowledge. This course is truly novel in the way it probes the depths of classic Jewish thought to address the issues we face in contemporary Jewish life, says Rabbi Yossi Hecht, the course instructor. I am looking forward to the great discussions that these texts no doubt will generate. The dialogue among participants is often my favorite part of the class. Some of the topics to be addressed are the Jewish perspective on realizing your true potential, human struggle, and the power of a single action. The season will also touch upon the seasonal holidays. Suggested donation for the entire course is $36, textbook are $15. Call Chabad at 352-291-2218 to enroll or email info@jewishmarion.org. The Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) is the adult education arm of the worldwide Chabad movement. JLIs classes and programs are offered at various locations in more than 300 cities nationwide and internationally. More than 150,000 people have attended JLI classes since its founding in 1998. Every course offered by JLI is taught concurrently in all locations, helping to create a truly global learning community. Chabad launches Torah studies course Upcoming Moose activitiesFriday, Dec. 28, fish or shrimp 5 to 7 p.m., Kenn E Grube-Elvis on Tour 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, taco buffet 5 to 7 p.m., Kenny Jackson Karaoke 6 to 10 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30, Bar Bingo 4 to 6 p.m., football in the Social Quarters. Monday, Dec. 31, New Years Eve party 5 to 7 p.m. Prime rib dinner Kenny Jackson show advance tickets available. Tuesday, Jan. 1, No dart league due to the holiday. Wednesday, Jan. 2, Membership appreciation 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, Cards 1 p.m. open darts 5 p.m. Shuffleboard 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, fish or shrimp 5 to 7 p.m. Timeless Tunes karaoke 6 to 10 p.m. West Marion Moose Lodge 2356, open for members and qualified guests, is at 10411 S.W. 110th St., one mile north of State Road 200 across from Oak Run entrance. Phone is 352-854-2200. 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. R AMUNNO L AW F IRM P A Lorenzo Ramunno, Esq. Member of Florida Bar and New York Bar Wills and Estate Planning Probate Law Trusts and Trust Administration Real Estate Contracts Powers of Attorney Pre-Marital Agreements We offer free consultations for Estate Planning Serving clients in Florida for 23 years. 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Friday, December 28, 2012 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 18 ~ Friday, December 28, 2012 www.smcitizen.com the Citizen Maintain the health of your business Advertise in M AINTAIN THE H EALTH OF Y OUR B USINESS Advertise in A new safety awareness advocacy program, Arrive Home Safe, has formed with the mission to provide safety education awareness to bicyclists, pedestrians and motor vehicle drivers. Arrive Home Safe promotes awareness of all roadway users and their presence within and along roadways bicyclists, pedestrians, and motor vehicle drivers. The Arrive Home Safe theme of the initial safety awareness campaign is baseball centered, with Tampa Bay Rays Manager Joe Maddon coaching our community on safety measures each one of us may take to Arrive Home Safe. According to backers, as a community, they want everyone (bicyclists, pedestrian and motor vehicle drivers) on our team (our community) to arrive at home plate (home) safely and win (be alive and enjoy a high quality of life) by following critical elements of travelling safely: Know the rules of the game (traffic safety laws and rights of pedestrians, bicyclists and motor vehicle drivers); Having the right equipment to do the job (ex. bicyclists bicycle in good repair, helmet, front and rear night lights, spoke reflector lights, reflective/ light colored clothing, safety vests, rear-view helmet mirror, proper tire pressure etc.; pedestrians reflective/light colored clothing at night;); motor vehicle drivers vehicle in safe working order and good repair; working headlights, tail lights, rearview and side mirrors, proper tire pressure, etc.) Proper coaching (specific tips and demonstrations on approaching traffic from all three perspectives (that of the bicyclist, the pedestrian and the motor vehicle driver, the dos and donts of travelling on roadways safely)); Practice (bicyclists/pedestrians/motor vehicle drivers follow rules and utilize safety and awareness tips); Attitude/awareness up at bat/ playing both offensively and defensively (having the right attitude while on roadways and constantly being aware of what is in front, beside and behind you, not texting or talking on the phone while biking, driving or walking near intersections, not getting into the zone to the extent that you are unaware of whats going on around you); Travelling safely and sustainably running the bases (knowing when to use speed or hold up getting to your destination safely aka home plate) work commute, shopping or recreation being efficient and green; Winning scoring the big play or home run, making the big leagues (arriving alive, safe and secure, no crashes, no accidents, no fatalities, no tickets). The idea for Arrive Home Safe and having Maddon as the initial spokesman came after Mary Helen Duke, founder of Arrive Home Safe, attended a Tampa Bay Rays baseball game and spotted Maddon bicycling on Bayshore Boulevard. After recently witnessed the aftermath of two bicyclist/vehicle crashes in Tampa within a three week period which required ambulance service, she appealed to Maddon, an avid bicyclist, to coach the community on roadway safety awareness. Maddon graciously agreed to participate. Many youth baseball players need the ride their bicycles to baseball fields for practice. Duke states: Coach Maddons passion for bicycling and our community education campaign were a perfect fit to help communicate safety messages and reinforce existing roadway safety laws to all parties. Too many people are riding bicycles the wrong way on our roadways and even the wrong way in bike lanes. Bicycles should always ride with traffic both in or out of bike lanes. Pedestrians often pose a danger to themselves and others by not crossing at intersections, walking or jogging in bike lanes and not wearing reflective clothing at night. Improved driving behaviors of both bicyclists and motor vehicle drivers are needed to ensure a three foot clearance zone is provided so bicycles and motor vehicles may pass one another safely on area roadways. The Arrive Home Safe public service announcement, The Right Equipment began airing this season before Tampa Bay Rays home games at Tropicana Field. The PSAs would not have been possible without the assistance of HTV which provided video production services for the safety campaign and the Tampa Bay Rays organization. For more information, go to www.arrivehomesafe.org. To lend your support to the Arrive Home Safe awareness campaign, contact arrivehomesafe@aol.com or check out Arrive Home Safe on Facebook. Tampa Bay Rays boss backs road safety program All dinners are open to the public in the dining hall: Saturday Breakfast is served from 8 to 10 a.m. Donation is $4. The Men's Auxiliary will resume serving shrimp and wing baskets with coleslaw and fries on the first and third Friday of the month. The first is Friday, Jan. 4 from 4 to 6 p.m. The Fish Fry held on the second and fourth Friday will be serving on Jan. 11, from 4 to 6 p.m. The VFW Holiday Party will take place on Saturday, Dec. 29. The party includes dinner-dancing-comedy show. The buffet sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary will be served from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The buffet includes baked ham, roasted potatoes, mixed vegetables, green salad, rolls and dessert. After the dinner, The Comedy Show sponsored by VFW Post 4781 will feature Carol Nelson, Krazy Carol", a recording artist from Sarasota. The evening's entertainment will also include music and dancing. Tickets for all of these events are $20 per person. Pre-sale tickets only. No tickets will be sold the door. Tickets can be purchased in the Canteen daily. Bingo is open to the public each Monday and Thursday with early bird specials beginning at 11:30 a.m. Lunch is available. Members and guests (non-members must be signed in by a VFW Post 4781 member): Monday Night Bar Bingo will resume on Jan. 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. Join us for karaoke on Friday, Dec. 28, from 6 to 10 p.m. with Blast From The Past. Canteen lunches are served Monday through Friday from opening to 3 p.m. Friday's feature is Bob's Steak and Cheese. Hall rental: Includes a non-smoking hall with catering and kitchen services available. The reasonable rates vary based on specific needs. For more information contact Bob O. at 904-716-0578. (Please leave a message and we will return your call.) VFW Post 4781 is at 9401 S.W. 110th St. (behind Sim's Furniture) 352-873-4781. Upcoming events at VFW 4781 Dear EarthTalk: It might seem obvious, but what would be the primary benefits of public transit as an alternative to the private automobile if our country were to make a major commitment to it? -James Millerton, Armstrong, PA The benefits of making a major commitment to building up and efficiently managing a larger and more comprehensive public transit network are many. According to the National Alliance of Public Transportation Advocates (NAPTA), an organization that represents grassroots transit coalitions, organizations and advocates, expanded public transit, coordinated with greener development and other operational efficiencies, can reduce our carbon footprint by some 24 percent, which is significant given that carbon dioxide (CO2) output from the transportation sector as a whole account for 28 percent of total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. After all, buses and trains burn much less fuel per rider than a car with a single rider in it. Switching to public transit for a typical 20-mile round trip commute would decrease a commuters annual greenhouse gas emissions by some 4,800 pounds a year, which is equal to about a 10 percent reduction in a twocar households carbon footprint. Another group, the American Public Transit Association (APTA), reports that current use of public transit in the U.S. already saves 37 million metric tons of CO2 annually, equivalent to the emissions resulting from electricity generation to power some five million typical American homes. A massive shift to public transit would also be good for our pocketbooks. According to NAPTA, U.S. car owners can save as much as $112 billion a year in gasoline and other vehicle costs. Public transportation offers an immediate alternative for individuals seeking to reduce their energy use and carbon footprints, reports NAPTA. Taking public transportation far exceeds the combined benefits of using energy-efficient light bulbs, adjusting thermostats, weatherizing one's home, and replacing a refrigerator. As to reducing oil use, NAPTA says public transit already saves Americans the equivalent of 4.2 billion gallons of gasoline annually, or some 900,000 automobile fill-ups every day. And the Texas Transportation Institute (TTI) reports that individuals who live in areas served by public transportation save more than 300 million gallons of fuel a year. Meanwhile individuals The primary benefits of mass transit E ARTH TALK PLEASESEEEARTH PAGE20 Eyecare hours are: M T TH F 8:30 -5:00; W 1:00-6:00 Select Sat. are available United Health Care Medicare and Blue Cross Blue Shield Provider Heath Brook Commons (next to Publix) 5400 SW College Rd/Highway 200, Suite 106, Ocala, FL 34474 Dr. James A. 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or who have some type of limited mobility problems. The dance aspect of this therapy gives confidence to the patients and at the same time, allows them to have a little fun while working their way towards recovery. In her pursuit of excellence, Deb has recently embarked on a pilot program for dancers. She is involved in a three year project that will allow professional dancers to receive a Certificate of Professional Dance. Upon completion of this course, dancers will be able to show various talent scouts; producers; directors and others interested in hiring them that they have the skills; work ethic and dedication to be successful. For Deb, this project will require a great deal of research and study in order to be implemented. Knowing her dedication and commitment level; coupled with her knowledge; energy and intellectual abilities; this project should be completed well within her time limits. All of these projects and programs that Deb works with are time consuming but she is undaunted by it all. She still finds time to work with private patients in need of physical therapy; to teach Performing Arts at Wildwood; and of course to run three or four classes for us here at Cherrywood. She began her exercise and yoga programs here in Cherrywood a year ago last Thanksgiving. Geri saw the credentials that Deb brought to the table and after talking it over with Chris and getting his approval, Geri signed her on. From that first day until now, Deb has been a smash hit with her students. For those of you who have not yet met Deb Rivera, you are in for a treat. She is energetic; enthusiastic and knowledgeable. She is a pleasure to talk with and a magnificent resource person for all things dance or therapy related. Her quick smile; patent attitude and witty sense of humor make her a favorite of her students and coworkers. Now that the first of the year is coming, its an excellent time to put into effect those resolutions that are so hard to keep. If you want to improve your life through fitness; weight loss; or increase your agility; if you want to find stress relief and mental harmony with your environment; if you want to just feel good about yourself; then I encourage you to sign up for Debs classes here at Cherrywood. The sessions are free to all of our residents and while Deb has a substantial following of loyal students now, there is always room in our spacious clubhouse for more. You will find Deb loves people and is very patient with her classes. You wont be embarrassed or pushed into anything you dont feel comfortable doing so theres no excuse for not showing up. January 7 at 10:15 a.m. is Stretch Yoga class. At 6:30 p.m. Co-Ed Tai Chi classes are in session and Tuesday at 10:15 Aerobics begins. Check your Chirp for all the scheduled classes and look forward to Line Dance class starting later in the year. This is just another project Deb is working on. Dr. Deb Rivera is a real asset to our Cherrywood family and we are pleased and honored to feature her in our Spotlight on Excellence.From Your ReporterAs the year comes to an end, I would like to take this opportunity to thank some special people who have made 2012 a particularly great year for me. First, I would like to thank Geri Watrouse and Chris Zacco of Cherrywood Property Management for the chance to write this column for Cherrywood. In addition, my thanks to Jim Clark, editor of the Citizen; who has been a huge help and guide for my efforts throughout the year. I also thank my Cherrywood family for their cooperation, encouragement, and tolerance. Lastly, I thank my wife Suzi who has kept me going with her patience and love; prodding and humor. With heartfelt gratitude to all of these people and to you, my readers, I most sincerely wish each of you a very blessed and Happy New Year. Friday, December 28, 2012 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com BY SHELDON RICHMAN The right-to-work issue is back. When a state passes a rightto-work law, as Michigan did this month, employers in that state can no longer agree to require workers to pay union fees as a condition of employment. Supporters of right to work see it as a way to protect workers from being forced to support unions against their will. Many opponents of right to work counter that the laws let workers free-ride off dues-paying colleagues and reap the benefits of union services. Thus, those opponents claim the laws are intended to weaken unions. Right-to-work cant be understood without first understanding the wider federal labor-law regime. In 1935 the National Labor Relations Act (or Wagner Act) became law under the New Deal. Among other things, it decreed that when a majority of workers in a company vote for a union, their employer must bargain with it in good faith and that all workers must support it financially, even those choosing not to join. This law violates freemarket principles, including freedom of association, which includes the freedom to abstain from association. More than a decade later Wagner was amended by the TaftHartley Act to ameliorate what many saw as union excesses. Provision 14(b) permits states to pass right-to-work laws, which ban agreements that make paying union fees a condition of employment. Thus, right to work is a creature of the Wagner Act. After World War II, a repeal or a major modification of Wagner might have been possible, but tooclever politicians instead chose to give states the option to enact right-to-work laws. Some Wagner opponents thought this was a serious mistake, because it took pressure off the intrusive national labor-relations regime. But maybe it wasnt a mistake; maybe it was a calculated move to salvage Wagner, albeit with modification. Thats a reasonable inference, but to see it, a deeper analysis of Wagner is necessary. That law is typically considered a pro-labor, anti-business law. But its not so simple. For one thing, radical labor activists, such as the Wobblies (the Industrial Workers of the World) opposed the act. On the other hand, important parts of the big-business elite had long lobbied for a labor law similar (but not identical) to Wagner through the American Association for Labor Legislation. The Wobblies might have had Adam Smiths dictum in mind: Whenever the legislature attempts to regulate the differences between masters and their workmen, its counsellors are always the masters. Why would big business want a labor-relations law that interfered with the free market? Big business was no friend of the free market, and some of the business elite were willing to make concessions to labor for industrial peace. By that, they had in mind an end to unannounced walkouts (wildcat strikes), work showdowns, secondary strikes along the supply chain, and sympathy boycotts. These and similar tactics were favored by the Wobblies. The Wagner-Taft-Hartley regime outlawed those actions and imposed federal rules governing union certification through supervised elections, cooling-off periods before strikes, and federal mediation. Labor leaders, despite their hostile rhetoric toward employers, became the enforcers of union contracts to the outrage of labor radicals. At the time Taft-Hartley was drafted, some advocates of the free market opposed it on principle, because forbidding a particular kind of agreement between an employer and a union violated free-market principles. They argued that the remedy for compulsory unionism was to repeal offending laws like Wagner rather than to pass a new law inwww.smcitizen.com 8 ~ Friday, December 28, 2012 T he last column of the year is traditionally one for looking back at what took place and giving an opinion on the biggest story of 2012. For me, the election was the biggest story, especially on the state and local level. Around Marion County, it was the school superintendent race that dominated the early going, as the Republican primary was a three-way battle among Jackie Porter, George Tomyn and Wally Wagoner. After a contentious campaign, Tomyn carried the county, and then won the general election. In the County Commission, the biggest upset came when David Moore ousted Mike Amsden, the incumbent. Moore, Earl Arnett and Stan McClain were elected in November. There were several other races, including a supervisor of elections battle that wasnt close, and other Constitutional offices where incumbents were unopposed. By far, the most talked about was the sheriffs race. In the primary, Undersheriff Dan Kuhn defeated Chris Blair in the primary and seemed to be a shoo-in for the victory against Bernie DeCastro. However, revelation of a year-old extra-marital affair did him in and Blair was picked by Republicans to take his place. In a confusing vote where people had to vote for Kuhn to have it counted for Blair, it turned out the confusion didnt matter as Blair breezed to victory. Statewide, it was long lines and delays in voting that plagued Florida once again. While some people blamed the cutback in early voting days (although for years we voted without major delays before early voting came into existence), the biggest problem was caused by the Florida Legislature. In their collective wisdom, members place 12 amendments on the ballot (later cut to 11 by the courts), and some had ridiculously long descriptions. People who werent prepared for this on Election Day and stopped to read all the amendments when they went to the polling places caused monumental backups that in some places surpassed a city block. If the presidential race had been close, the state would once again have found itself the butt of all jokes. Sadly, the biggest national story of the year has to be the nations violence, with two major mass shootings, including the recent school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, and the movie theater killings in Aurora, Colorado. As of this writing, the funerals of some of the young victims and the heroic teachers in Connecticut are still going on, and its a little early to assess the impact on life in this country. Many schools, including those in Marion County, closed for Christmas break on the day of the shootings, so how things are handled in the aftermath will have to wait. One other story. Since were all still here, we have to assume that the Mayan calendar was wrong, and that those predictions of doom have gone the way of Y2K and other prophecies. Now we can concentrate on having a better year in 2013, although Im sure someone will come up with predicting something bad on 113-13. Jim Clark is the editor of the South Marion Citizen. PUBLISHER : GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Citizen The opinions expressed in South Marion Citizen editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns. Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 854-3986. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via e-mail. Names and communities will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Not all contributions are printed. Letters longer than 550 words may be regarded as columns and printed on a space-available basis, and writers will be limited to one contribution per month. The deadline is one week prior to each Fridays issue. Send letters to: The South Marion Citizen Editor, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@smcitizen.com. I n the aftermath of the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, where 20 children and six adults were killed by a young gunman, we have been deluged with items taken off the Internet, stories and poems, concerning the young victims. Some of them are quite good. They express raw emotion that is being felt throughout the country, and portray the sadness that has taken hold this Christmas season. Heres the problem. For the most part, we cant print them. Most of these poems and stories have been forwarded by someone to someone else, to someone else, etc. There is no way to be sure who created the poem, whether it is original or taken from someone else, and there is usually no way for us to get permission to print it. One of the more popular things to do is to take the item The Night Before Christmas and change the wording to fit the occasion. Unfortunately, thats a copyright violation. The Internet is, for the most part, unregulated. Attempts to get control over copyrighted material have failed miserably. Every time a site is shut down, another one crops up. Usually, its to do with downloading music, particularly current hits. Theres a big push to trace people who download music and make them pay. For newspapers, the main problem is the printed word that circulates throughout the Internet. Its very easy to be taken in by a hoax. All of us have to be careful about publishing items that we see on the Internet and assume they are true. For other media outlets, it can be not only copyright violations but video problems. Last week there was a video making the rounds about an eagle swooping down and snatching a child. It was soon noted that it was a hoax, but not before it went viral on various sites. So while we appreciate the feelings of everyone in regard to the shooting in Connecticut, writing a straight letter to the editor would be the better way to get your point across. Please dont copy poems, items from websites, etc. We just cant use them. S UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Newspapers, copyright, and the Internet A look at 2012: elections, tragedies LETTERS TO THE EDITOR The future over the right-to-work issue Guns, mental health and parenting Letters have cropped up alluding to parenting being a problem with those who want to take a gun and indiscriminately kill people. Theyre right in one way. But, Im going to speak to the three scenarios in my caption. First, parenting. Children today have way too permissive parents and teachers. Parents must feel if they say no, its offensive to their children. Having raised five children from the 50s to the 70s, there was never a permissive bone in my body. Loving absolutely, but discipline was the foundation for the children. There were no nights out after 10 oclock, and then on weekends only. Drugs, smoking, drinking, and backtalk were never an issue. Teachers today seem to want to keep their jobs rather than educate. That doesnt mean they are not compassionate. Being a music major in college, I notice even the music I hear on TV and the radio, by young people, would never hold up, 30, 40, or 50 years ago. I listen to it on TV in particular and wonder if the music teachers have absolute pitch or none at all. I have six children and grandchildren who are teachers. One grandson teaches at a major university, and the others in elementary schools, and they all are against guns. Mental illness has been with us since time immemorial, so thats a copout. There are more professionals dealing with mental illnesses, than ever before. But, are they really more interested in people or the dollar. A good question. Now to guns. The killers. The NRA will tell you, people kill people, guns dont kill people, Jim Clark Editor GUEST COMMENTARY READER OPINIONS INVITED PLEASESEERICHMAN PAGE9 PLEASESEELETTERS PAGE9 CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 16 THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLYBy Jean-Dominique Bauby The most inspiring book Ive read in years was written by the former editorin-chief of Elle magazine, Jean-Dominque Bauby, a victim at age 43 of locked-in syndrome after a massive stroke that left him mentally alert but unable to move or speak. So how did he manage to create such a beautiful, lyrical, and often humorous slim volume he called The Diving Bell and the Butterfly? He tells us how he did it. It is a simple enough system, he explains, You read off the alphabet until, with a blink of my eye I stop you at the letter to be noted. The maneuver is repeated for the letters that follow, so that fairly soon you have a whole word. Fairly soon for an entire book meant years, of course. The diving bell of Baubys title is his bodily trap and the butterfly his imagination. To his readers he expresses pleasure at having his bottom wiped and swaddled like a newborn, occasional anger at nurses who leave the TV on the wrong channel, and sweetness he shares with his small children. Though hes nearly deaf, hes so intuitive he feels his visiting friends outside the hospital room steeling themselves to face him. During the books creation Baubys prognosis was uncertain although some improvement was expected. Then just two days before the books Paris publication, he suddenly died, leaving behind a work that is a triumph of the human spirit and a gift to all who read it. The movie made from it is just as marvelous. TO HEAVEN AND BACK By Mary C. Neal, MD Of the many books available about round trips to heaven, I chose Neals because shes an adult and a physician. The latter qualification, I believed, would be a distinct advantage with skeptical readers. Sadly, I was wrong. Hers is a sincere but confusing account of a kayaking accident in Chile when she died from drowning, experienced heaven, and returned to live out her life on earth. She provides harrowing details of the accident and some will find her entire story uplifting no doubt. Others, like me, will be disappointed. Though I am certainly no Biblical scholar Neals theology seems at odds with scripture. After drowning, for instance, she is greeted in heaven by human souls she appears to know but cant identify. Friends at the river keep pulling her back to earth which she finds annoying and tiring. At no time is she filled with the glory of heaven, only this irritation. After her miraculous recovery she begins to see angels everywhere, even in trees and owls, and invites us to do the same. Finally, the writing in this book is astonishingly clumsy and nave for such an educated woman. Not recommended. 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Friday, December 28, 2012 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 16 ~ Friday, December 28, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Attend the worship service of your choice... terfering with freedom of contract. One free-market advocate, Percy L. Greaves Jr., pointed out that government intervention on behalf of labor was a response to earlier government privileges for business. Most such intervention, Greaves said, was planned to help organized labor and the other large groups that had suffered when employers were in the saddle and obtaining favorable intervention for themselves. Greaves was echoing President Grover Cleveland, who in 1888 similarly attributed the rise of radicalism in America to government privileges for combined wealth and capital. In light of that, he argued, the cure was to abolish corporate privileges and remove the excuse for countervailing privileges. All government favors, which are rooted in force, should be ended, leaving labor and management to negotiate in peace in a competitive marketplace. Right to work enlarges governments role and affirms the mistaken philosophy that it has a place in labor relations. Sheldon Richman is vice president and editor at The Future of Freedom Foundation (www.fff.org) in Fairfax, Va. RICHMAN CONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 bull pucky. If that kid in Connecticut went into that school without guns, those beautiful children and teachers would still be alive. We as a nation, are the most over gunned country in the world. Reason, our country is living in the dark ages, and let a few dominate what is done about guns. Back in the 1700s when the Constitution was drafted, we were at war, for our freedom, with the British. Guns were needed to fight a war, not to annihilate our own children and families. A musket took about 3-5 minutes to reload after firing. Today in that 3-5 minute time frame, thousands of rounds of ammunition can be fired. Now, I ask you who needs a gun that can fire to that extent? Nobody! When I was in the Navy, during the Korean War, I had to shoot a weapon, and I became a sharpshooter. But, since my service time, Ive never touched a gun as to me they are filthy. Folks, we are living so far in the past, I doubt we will ever catch up before the country becomes nothing within the next 28 years. The NRA is, in my mind, a self serving enemy of the people, and probably in the back of their minds, they can do anything the choose, and theyre doing it. People, in the Bible it states, live in the past and destroy thyself. Man, are we on that track. Fundamentally, we are a violent people. Of course we had to be in a way. But only to establish a new country, of the people, and by the people, and for the people. We killed the native Americans who were here first, not trying to live with them, but to take their land, the land they had for thousands of years. How did we do it? With guns. The good old musket at first, then the repeating rifle, and colt 45. Bang, and they were dead. We need guns like we need a hole in the head and a gun will give you just that. I wonder how many unemployed people own expensive guns, and how many needy families have guns instead of food. Think of the gang killings and family violence caused by guns and many of those by people who have basically nothing. To allow people to have gun permits for concealed weapons is like having a fuse ready to go off at any time. Finally, there is no reason for people to own guns except for target shooting, and those guns could be locked up at the shooting range. No guns on the street. Unfortunately, NO definitive action will be taken, regarding gun laws by congress. Oh yes, who/what was it that first brought up mental health issues regarding the Connecticut slaughter, the NRA. How about that, trying to divert attention from themselves and guns, to another issue altogether? Bill Ford Ocala Church policiesThe decline in church attendance was lamented in a recent letter to the editor by a reader of your paper. The reasons cited were due to the influence of non-religious individuals and the solution offered was shooting flash prayers to be directed toward the non-religious as advocated by certain evangelical preachers. Churches have supported and promoted an image of opposing abortion and supporting fundamentalist Christian LETTERSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 practices and as such naturally attracted the overwhelming majority of evangelicals. But by also embracing Republican policies that support the very wealthy, oppose health care reform, deny evolution and global warming, and oppose gay rights, evangelicals are increasingly seen by many as proponents of greed, ignorance and bigotry. In their quest for political power, evangelicals seem to have abandoned Jesus admonition of helping the poor and the downtrodden, and their claim to moral leadership has suffered accordingly, especially among the younger generation. Gerard Chapdelaine Oak RunGun and violence controlWe need to point fingers at more than gun control. Yes, we need gun control but what about violence control. Our young people are playing violent video games. TV programs are filled with violence and sexual content. Movie producers think its necessary to blow up everything including people. Dropping the F bomb every few seconds desensitized people against disgusting language. Writers no longer have to be creative, just crude. Do we wonder why so many children become bullies; its the violence that invades every part of their existence. Kindness and responsibility for ones actions are no longer important. Children are bombarded with fear. Parents are afraid to let them play outside. There is no way to control what pops up on TV. With the recent events children and young people found it is not safe to go to a movie, shop at a mall and worst of all go to school. As a society we have to stand up against what is being portrayed as normal. We need people doing jobs instead of machines. Its time to go back to social behavior where people talk to people. Social interaction brings about respect for the feelings of others. Regulating guns is not the only course of action. Someone who couldnt get a gun could just as easily get instructions for a homemade bomb on the Internet. Start at the root of the problem. Do not allow violence as a form of entertainment. In memory of the children and teachers who lost their lives in Connecticut turn off the violent TV programs and avoid the violent movies. Dont buy video games where people and animals are killed. No violence is OK, especially when its thought of as a game or entertainment. We have no right to tell other countries what to do when we cant control our own. Lets start fixing American by making it a gentler, kinder, safer place for our children to grow and thrive. Moryha Kasten Ocala You cant legislate evilNo matter how many laws we pass, attacking/banning guns is not the answer and never has been. Guns dont kill anyone, sick/evil individuals do, and it just takes one. States and countries who attempt to restrict gun ownership have more violent crimes than those who dont. This last attack was by an evil coward who murdered innocents who were not able to defend themselves. He didnt have the nerve to attack those who are capable of defending themselves. He must have felt very powerful killing those innocent children and unarmed adults, what a coward. This should cause us to reflect on the direction America is heading, moving away from God and the values we were taught by our parents and teachers when we were children. Paul Harvey was concerned about the direction our culture was heading as early as April, 1965, when he made his famous If I were the devil broadcast (see it on line @http//stg.do/9LDc). He spoke of our future and how we were losing our conscience as a nation, its as if he wrote it today. When dealing with cowards you have to deal through strength, the only language they understand. I recommend all principals and teachers carry a gun to school. You dont hear of a shooting anywhere the targeted victim was armed, cowards commit acts of terror on the ones who cant fight back. This included Fort Hood, he knew they were unarmed. Carry a gun! God bless those families. Wayne Rackley Ocala Read the classifieds nificant contribution to our quality of life here at Cherrywood. This week we feature an individual who has become a welcome addition to our family, bringing health and a sense of well being too many of our people. Im speaking of course about Debra Rivera; our own fitness instructor. A native Floridian, Deb was born in Pasco County. At the early age of 4, she began her dancing career and worked her way up to being a teachers assistant by the time she was 11. Dancing, it seems, has always been a passion for her. After graduation from Forest High School, life moved quickly for Deb. She enrolled in the University of Florida and then became a member of the Central Florida Dance Theatre. With that group of actors and dancers, she began entertaining all over the region in various dinner theater venues where she played a variety of parts. One of her favorite routines was dancing the Hula which was just one of her many specialties. Another thing happened at this time in Debs life; she met her husband, Herman. They have two children; a son Dylan (named after Bob Dylan); and a daughter, Autumn. Both children have inherited a love of the performing arts from their mom. Dylan, who is 21, plays lead guitar and drums. He currently is in a band doing gigs across the Central Florida area. Autumn is 12 and in the seventh grade. Her interests include theater, piano and voice. Until recently, she was also dancing and taking lessons but has since let that drop out of her regime. When talking about this fact Deb expressed a bit of displeasure but laughed when I said, Who would think that a seventh grader wouldnt listen to their mother? While performing and raising a family, Deb managed to keep up her studies and transferring her credits, she attained a Bachelors Degree from a college in New Jersey; a Masters Degree from Liberty University in Virginia and was granted her Doctorate from Arizona State University.. With her degrees in Dance Education and Health Science, Deb did her dissertation for the Doctors Degree on Dance Injuries. These are very specific injuries that while common among professional dancers, are seen much less in the general population. Deb can attest to the stress and strain dancing puts on the muscles; bones; tendons; and other parts of the body. Not one to sit back, Deb has received another certification, this one is in Therapeutic Recreation. This particular certificate allows her to work with individuals who are disabled Deb Rivera CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 17 PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD PAGE17 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. 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Friday, December 28, 2012 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 10 ~ Friday, December 28, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Read the classifieds F or the last several hours, I have been slouching in my easy chair basking in the soothing aura of the season. I have not moved in several hours, and it probably will be several more hours before I even think of moving. Just a few days ago, we were in the middle of our Christmas holiday celebration with family and friends. The only thing I enjoy more is the peace and quiet that follows upon the heels of all that festivity. Do not get me wrong, I love my family and friends but boy, do I love peace and quiet. Isnt one of the sayings of the season, Peace on earth, goodwill toward men? I am not sure of all the ramifications of that phrase, but I do enjoy the peace that comes following an exuberant time of celebration with family and friends. About this time, the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage came in and saw me in the same position she saw me several hours previous. Are you, she said after staring at me for a few moments, going to stay in that chair all day? All I could do was smile graciously in her direction. Then she became concerned, and prodded me a little, Are you all right? She said it with a deep sense of genuine concern. I knew I owed her an explanation for the collapse of my bodily activities. Nothing wrong with me, I explained, Im just broke. With that, I smiled a rather infectious smile. She broke out laughing and said, What did you say? I think at the time she thought I was just exercising the spirit of merriment. I said, Im broke. Then she had a look of concern on her face. What do you mean youre broke? I knew she was concerned at that point and I had to explain to her what I meant by being broke. By being broke, I do not mean like the government broke into my bank account and confiscated my money. For all Americans that is quite a taxing situation. Also, by being broke I do not mean I dropped my wifes favorite porcelain teapot and broke it all over the floor. Once something is broke, there just is no way of fixing it. Im broke, I repeated to my wife with a whimsical smile, and its a real good feeling this time of the year. She looked at me, shook her head and then went back to her business. I thought some more on that subject and reaffirmed my idea that being broke this time of the year was a marvelous feeling. If it were April, tax time, being broke would not feel so good. Or, if it were before Christmas, being broke would not be a very good idea. Being broke after Christmas means several things. First, it means that I did my best to bless my family and friends around me with tokens of appreciation. That is all a gift really is. I am not a very good gift buyer, just ask my wife. I am the kind of person who thinks it is the thought that counts. I also know, behind every thought must be some emblem of tangibility. I have done my best this year to select gifts that would be appreciated, at least for a moment. It would be a terrible thing at the end of the Christmas season to have a ton of money left over realizing that maybe you did not do your best this year at Christmas time. Do not get me wrong. I am a Pennsylvania Dutchman through and through and we do not believe in wasting money. We do believe in investing our resources in family and friends. I am not extravagant in my giving. I do not have it to be extravagant. What I do have, I want to use to bless and encourage the people that have meant so much to me during the year. Yes, being broke is a good feeling. Being broke also means I have no room for regrets. Would I have liked to give more gifts? Sure, but when you run out of money, you cannot go any further. By being broke at the end of Christmas means, I have done everything I possibly could within my resources to thank the people I love for being a part of my life. You cannot buy friendship. Unless of course you are in Washington DC or Its the season to be broke Hollywood California. Among normal folk, friendship is not for sale. It is not even for rent. At this time of the year, it sure is a wonderful feeling to tell your friends and family you are glad they are a part of your life. Being broke is a lot more than having no money. Being broke means that I have done everything within my power to bless those people around me. I have given all I had to give and there is a good warm fuzzy feeling about that. God is the one who set the standard along this line. For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord (Romans 6:23 KJV). God looked at the world, it broke His heart and therefore He sent His Son to remedy our situation. Thank God for that broken heart. He gave His all for those He loved. Dr. 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. O UT TO PASTOR J S Rev. James L. Snyder Southwest Christian 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. Phone is 352-236-6023.Christs Church of Marion County Sunday, Dec. 30: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 30: JOY Night, 5 p.m. Christs Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., off State Road 200, Ocala. Phone is 352-8616182, website is www.ccomc.org.Friendship Baptist On Sunday, Dec. 30, Friendship Baptist Church Religion will end the year with special services, beginning with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and the morning worship service at 10:45 a.m. Pastor Randall Brown will bring the year-end message and Mrs. Linda Brown will lead the choir and special music in worship and praise. The Lords Supper will be observed at the 6 p.m. evening service; Remembering the Reason for Why He Came. On Wednesday, Jan. 2, the midweek Bible study and Teen Impact will meet at 7 p.m. Friendship Baptist Church, 9510 S.W. 105th St., off Southwest State Road 200. Phone is 352-237-2640. 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 dates are Jan. 13 and 27. Classes for Spanish as a second language continue to be offered every Thursday at 3:30 p.m. As part of our involvement in the Year of Faith, Deacon Henry Libersat will be with us for the first of three conferences on Saturday, Jan. 12, at 9 a.m. Registration is at 8:30 a.m. He will also be here March 16 and May 11. Deacon Libersat has preached parish missions, conducted retreats and workshops throughout Florida. Exercise class restarts Jan. 7If your New Years resolutions include improving your health; losing weight; or taking better care of yourself, you live in the right place. Debbie Rivera begins the New Year of Tai Chi; Yoga and Aerobics classes on Monday, Jan. 7. Debbie is an expert instructor with a Ph.D. in her field. She will teach you and encourage you but never push you to do anything that you arent ready for. She is a patient and compassionate instructor with a large following of devoted fans here at Cherrywood. Stretch/Yoga begins Monday at 10:15 a.m. and Co-Ed Tai Chi begins at 6:30 p.m. Classes are held in the comfort of the clubhouse so check your Chirp for complete schedules. Dont miss out on this opportunity to improve your quality of life with these exceptional classes taught by an exceptional instructor. (See Spotlight on Excellence in this edition).Movie NightFor a night of quiet; relaxing and free entertainment, you cant beat Movie Night at Cherrywood. Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 6 p.m., Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones join their stars in the romantic comedy, Hope Springs. A couple tries to rekindle their romantic lives at a couples resort and spa. You can imagine some of the humorous situations that these two might encounter. This is funny stuff. All of our movies are shown on the big screen in the clubhouse and are free of charge to all our residents. Popcorn; lemonade and iced tea are also free but if you have another beverage or snack that you would like to enjoy, feel free to bring those also. Dont miss Movie Night at Cherrywood.Accordion Club ChangeDecember 28 is the date of the Accordion Club because of the holiday schedule. Come out and enjoy these musicians as they play a wide variety of music genres. Everyone always has a great time at these impromptu concerts where not only accordions are playing, but many other instruments as well. These nights of musical entertainment are free and enjoyed by all who attend. Bring your snacks; bring your drinks and bring your friends, and come on down to the clubhouse starting at 5:30 p.m. for a night of sheer enjoyment. Karaoke Night On Jan. 12 at 7 p.m., Cherrywood residents will once again come together at the clubhouse and sing their favorite tunes for the entertainment of all. Last Karaoke Night was a blast with some really talented people belting out familiar and not so familiar songs played by Bill LaVertue and company. Not every one of our singers might be destined for Hollywood or Nashville, but a few could have been. As for those who area little less talented, they still manage to please the crowd. Laughter and good times were had by all at this free night of fun. Bring your drinks and snacks and if you have a favorite song youd like to sing, you can be sure that Bill will have it on his machine ready to go. We look forward to having as much fun or even more than last time. If youre shy, you can sing with a group of friends or ask for help from the audience; youll be surprised at how good you can sound. No tickets or reservations are required, just a little talent; a little guts and a great sense of humor. See you there. Elvis and GeorgeFor one night on the Cherrywood clubhouse stage, two huge talents come together to blend their performance skills and artistry. January 28 is the date of this fantastic show where Dave Atkins does his realistic Elvis Tribute and George Hamilton the forth, from the Grand Old Opry, sings some of his all time hit songs. Considered one of the best, Daves Elvis Tribute will bring back memories and make you feel as if the King of rock and roll is performing just for you. Hear a wide variety of Elvis classic hits that CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 13 will have your toes tapping and your heart pumping. George Hamilton will bring back memories with his early hits, A Rose and a Baby Ruth; Before this Day Ends and Abilene; plus many, many more. Dubbed the International Ambassador of Country Music, George is a credit to his trade. Seeing either one of these great stars would be a treat but to have them both here at the same time is a real honor. Tickets are just $5 per person and you must have a ticket to be admitted. The cost for this show has been kept at a minimum thanks to the generosity of Christ Zacco of Cherrywood Property Management. Starting at 5:30 when the doors open, finger foods will be served immediately followed by the show. Naturally you can bring your own beverages or enjoy the ones provided. Be sure to see Geri and get your tickets and reservations for this special night of star filled entertainment. Art Class Coming in JanuaryHave you ever wanted to paint a picture? Well on Friday, Jan. 11 at 8:30 a.m., be in our clubhouse for a class that will amaze and astound you. Debbie Blackburn (featured in last weeks issue of the Citizens article Spotlight On Excellence) will be here to share her extraordinary teaching skills and love of art with those who would like to learn oil painting. Debbie uses the skills she learned at the Bob Ross Institute to teach even the most inexperienced student how to make great pictures with confidence and ease. While she enjoys a great following here at Cherrywood and she loves her students; Debbie gets particular joy out of teaching novices and seeing them blossom. There is a nominal fee for the class and reservations are required so contact Geri to get your seat and then prepare to acquire a new and beautiful skill. Learning you have a new talent is a great way to start the New Year.Gaming in BiloxiAs the hustle and bustle of the holidays subsides and the winter weather sets in; dont let the chill or the gray clouds get you down. Instead, join your friends and neighbors for a fun trip to Biloxi for a stay at the impressive IP Casino Resort and Spa. Pamper yourself with four days and three nights of class. Youll leave the clubhouse of Cherrywood on Jan. 13 and travel by relaxing deluxe motor coach to the IP Casino. Once you check in you can take your free $25 in slot play and try your luck at the tables or machines of the casino. Use your $24 in food coupons to dine at any of the fine restaurants available on site. You can catch a show; relax in your spacious room; get a massage; go for a swim or enjoy a cocktail in the lounge. During your stay youll visit the Hard Rock Casino and Resort as well as the Palace Casino. Enjoy $15 dollars in free slot play at both of those venues as well. There is no way you can be board in Biloxi and the after holiday blahs will not be a factor in your future. If this sounds like fun to you, contact Natalie at 352-854-4561 and make your affordable reservation today. You wont be sorry you did. Super BowlAttention football fans. Feb. 3, a Sunday of course, the Super bowl will be played between the AFC and the NFC to determine the National Football League championship. Your Social Committee is not a group that would let an event like this pass by without throwing a huge party. As the game draws closer, look for details of this annual sports classic in your Cherrywood section of the Citizen. Just be sure to reserve that date on your calendar and plan to be at the clubhouse for all the fun and excitement. Spotlight on Excellence Each week we feature a special person or persons who have an interesting past; a promising future or who have made a sigPLEASESEECHERRYWOOD PAGE16 Cribs, Swings, Pack-N-Plays, Chairs, Safety Gates and More. 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Black and White BallThe Ambassadors 13th Black and White Ball will feature music by Diane and Mitch, on Saturday, Jan. 19, at Palm Grove from 7 to 11 pm. Ticket sales will be Monday, Jan. 7, from 8 to 10 a.m. in the card room of the Orchid Club and Tuesday, Jan 8, from 9 to 10 a.m. in the lobby of the Orchid Club. The cost per person is $6. Make your check payable to ORHA. No cash please. The Art Club of Oak RunPreparations are under way for our 21st annual Fine Arts Show on Sunday, Feb. 24. The first step is to line up all the wonderful Oak Run artists. On Tuesday, Jan. 8, from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Island Club, we will draw numbers for tables at the show. Any Oak Run resident may participate. Club members are entitled to one free display table. The charge for non-members is $8 per table. The show will be fine art and photography only. We will be raffling off an original watercolor by Heather Doherty. View our ORHA website to see the painting, On Lily Pond. 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Friday, December 28, 2012 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 12 ~ Friday, December 28, 2012 www.smcitizen.com CALL TOM OR SUSIE AT 854-3986 To place your food ad in this section! Color RED is free! 000DJYA Mon. Thurs. 11 am 8:30 pm Fri. & Sat. 11 am 9:30 pm Closed on Sunday 8602 SW SR 200, 103rd St. Plaza 8 7 3 0 2 2 3 Ocala, Florida 8 7 3 0 2 2 3 873-0223 SATURDAY TUESDAY ONE LARGE ONE LARGE CHEESE PIZZA CHEESE PIZZA $6.99 $6.99 With purchase of beverage MONDAY 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 The cost is $36 per person (checks payable to the Singles Club). Tickets are limited so call Maggie Naypaver for your reservation as soon as possible 352-2390210. Checks may be deposited in an envelope on our treasurers door: Diane Sistrunk, 8023 116th Loop in Woodside Courts. Please provide names and phone numbers for your reservation.Royal Oaks Womens 18 Hole Golf On Tuesday, Dec. 18, we played Ts and Fs. Only the nine holes that start with the letter T or F counted. These include holes # 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15. The winners were: First Flight: 1st Place, Nancy Lefebvre, 2nd Place, Joanne Ellis; Second Flight: 1st Place, Diana Love, 2nd Place, Judy Klein, 3rd Place tie, Noreen Salo, Bea Terry, Patty Dougherty and Maureen Edwards; Third Flight: 1st Place tie, Arlene Klann and Ginger Drake, 3rd Place, Barb Scozzafava. Nancy Lefebvre was Closest to the Pin on hole #3. Following lunch we returned to hole #3 and 18 members who had been Closest to the Pin during the regular season got a chance to be Closest to the Pin for our annual Shootout. The total number of shots they had depended on the number of wins during the year. The winners were: 1st Place, Nancy Lefebvre 8 5, 2nd Place, Diana Galla 12 3, 3rd Place, Beverly Lassiter 14 5. Congratulations to all the winners. Royal Oaks Lady NinersOn Dec. 20 we played low net. In A Group Bette Johnson was first, Diana Schmidt, 2nd. and in the B Group IIlene Simnowitz was 1st, Carolee Riola 2nd and tied in 3rd. were Diane Dufresne, Eleanor Cerlenko and Cindy Kocher. Closest to pin on #6 was Diana Schmidt. We had two chip-ins, Bette Johnson on #4 and 9 also Patty Waddell on #3. We wish everyone Happy Holidays.Royal Oaks Mens GolfThe 21st of December was cold!! The temperature never got out of the 40s for the entire round, and the wind blew hard from the northwest. Its a testament to the hardy souls who braved the elements, all 36 of them. The game was the usual three best net. The winners with a score of 196 were Sam Sample, Jan Flickinger, and Ed Simnowitz. Second with a 199 were Bob Gray, Jim Smith, Don Aubrey, and Paul Valois. Third with a 201 were Dick Blackburn, Bill Start, Virgil Hein, and Dick Spano. Closest to the pin on the par threes were Frank Kelley, Ron Tennant, Gene Topp, and Jan Flickinger. We hope all have had a good holiday week so far, and the remainder of the holiday is just as pleasant. OAK RUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 11 Admiring the fish he caught, is Thor Jensen, 4, while Robert Oefelein of Oak Run holds Roar Jensen, 2. The rainbow trout were caught in Georgia. Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com O n Thursday, Dec. 20, a stalwart crew of judges headed into the night in Cherrywood. Their daunting task was to pick four houses that had the most striking Christmas Decorations in the neighborhood. Cherrywood Property Management and Chris Zacco commissioned the committee to recognize those residents who exemplify the Christmas spirit and pride in their property. Signs of recognition were presented to the four winners. There was no first place; second place; etc just equal awards for the hard work of our residents. Our judges asked to remain anonymous so without identifying them, we thank them for their time; good taste and efforts. Please note that none of our judges serve on any of the major committees or in any of the main organizations of Cherrywood. In addition, none of the judges homes were considered for prizes. With all that being said, our winners for 2012 in no particular order are; Sandra and Bill Brotherhood, 6075 103rd Loop. One of the outstanding features of their decorations was the stunning Angel in the bay window surrounded by a multitude of lights and greenery. It looked like a Christmas Card, said one of the judges. George and Sandy Wilson of 10086 S.W. 63rd St. got the judges attention with their vast array of beautiful lights that even were on the roof of their home. Beautifully displayed decorations in their yard and on their house along with the lights really impressed our judges. Rick and Yvonne Starzck live at 10111 S.W. 67th Terrace Road and their yard was filled with many homemade hand manufactured decorations. Combined with special effects lighting and a home made nativity scene, they caught the eye of our judges. The DeGraws family impressed with their combining of only two colors; red and white, expertly contrasted and brilliantly displayed. It was beautiful in its intricate simplicity, commented one judge. They live at 6321 104th Lane. We congratulate each of our winners and thank them for making our lives brighter this season. Everyone is invited to drive by and see the beautiful decorations and be sure to congratulate and thank our winners when you see them. End of Time: Not!Instead of being the End of Time it was a Great time for those attending the Sock Hop party on Friday, Dec. 21. As most people know, the Mayan Calendar ran out of days on the 21st prompting some to believe that the end of the world would occur on that date. Naturally, Cherrywood decided it would be appropriate to have a party to celebrate; what the heck, there was nothing to lose. Well, Friday night came and in spite of chilly weather and strong winds, an intimate group of hearty individuals ventured out to enjoy a night of warm friendship; great entertainment and some delicious snacks. Rich Becotte provided the music and easy listening tunes that gave everyone the chance to stay warm by moving on the dance floor or to sit back and enjoy the warm atmosphere of the clubhouse. Rich and his music is a fixture at these functions and he always does a fantastic job. When the evening came to an end, the guests concluded that tomorrow would in fact be another day and all the bills they ran up for Christmas shopping would eventually have to be paid. With smiles beaming, the group exchanged hugs and hand shakes and looked forward to all the upcoming events here at Cherrywood. Christmas TriviaAn unusually large number showed up for the fun Christmas edition of Trivia on Dec. 19. Guest Quizmaster Donna James put the questions up on the specially decorated big screen bringing smiles and laugher to the group assembled as they scratched their heads pondering for the answers. In lieu of the normal one dollar entry fee for the games, everyone brought Christmas treats. As a result, there was a vast array of goodies including, cakes, cookies, brownies, fudge and other assorted treats for everyone to enjoy. This months subject was of course, Christmas, and Christmas lights judged One of the decorated houses in Cherrywood. the nearly 30 participants found out how much they did; and did not know about this joyous holiday. When all was said and done, the Guppies Team; made up of Genevieve and Richard Downs; Marguerite Fiorenza and Suzi Everlove were the winners. (See the From your reporter section of this edition.) The turnout was exceptionally large considering its such a busy time of year for everyone. Donna did an excellent job in keeping the questions and the laughter coming and a good time was had by all. She may have found herself a new job. Since Trivia started, $200 has been raised for the Wounded Warrior Fund. Not a bad contribution considering that each player pays only $1 per evening and that there is a small cash prize given to the winners. Make a resolution for 2013 to be part of this fun time and come out for Trivia Night at Cherrywood. C HERRYWOOD ESTATES J E John Everlove SEE CHERRYWOOD PAGE15 861-Wise (9473) VOTED SOUTH MARION CITIZENS READERS CHOICE #1 USED CAR DEALER FOR 6 CONSECUTIVE YEARS Over 50 Years Experience Family Owned & Operated Experience a whole new way to buy a vehicle Like-new cars without the new car price LOCATE PROGRAM, Wise Way can find any vehicle youre looking for! All Vehicles Fully Serviced & Certified with Warranty Upon Purchase!! Full Service Center West Marion Countys Largest Selection of Certified Preowned Cars, Trucks, SUVs LIKE NEW!! 9045 SW Hwy 200, Ocala, FL 34481 PROUDLY SERVING OUR SW 200 NEIGHBORS FOR OVER 13 YEARS For all your Transportation needs. The Only Way, The Wise Way! 2 YEARS FREE LUBE, OIL, FILTER WITH EVERY PURCHASE! Relax Wise Way vehicles are guaranteed by CarFax Clean Title History Guarantee...We guarantee our inventory!! P LUS T AX T AG & D EALER F EE 000DL35 Wise Way Auto Sales 2012 Kia Sorento V6, 5700 Miles, LX, Save Big . . . . . . . Wise Way $24,978 2012 Honda Accord EX-L Leather, 1000 Miles, Dual Power Seat, Sunroof, WOW S AVE BIG . . Wise Way $25,798 2011 Toyota Prius Leather, 3000 Miles, 52 MPG, Save Big . . . Wise Way $24,978 2012 Ford Focus Wagon SE, 2000 Miles, Local Trade . . Wise Way $16,978 2012 Toyota Sienna LE 3000 Miles, Dual Power Doors, Like New . . . Save Thousands!! 2013 Chrysler 200 Limited Leather, Power Seat, 200 Miles WOW! New $25900 . . . . Wise Way $23,780 2010 Ford Fusion SEL Leather, Power Seat, Local Trade . . . Wise Way $16,470 2004 Toyota Camry Local Vehicle, LE, Extra Low Miles . . . . Wise Way $8,997 2012 Toyota Camry LE New design, power seat. Save big from new . . Wise Way $20,977 2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L With rear entertainment. Save big from new . . . . . . Wise Way $29,970 2012 Nissan Altima SR, V6, Alloy Wheels, Power Seat . . . . . . . Wise Way $22,975 2010 KIA Forte EX, 4 Door, Automatic, Factory Warranty, Leather . . . . Wise Way $14,577 2012 Kia Optima LX Alloy Wheels, 5 year/60k Warranty . . . . . . Wise Way $18,978 2011 Buick Lacrosse CXL, Leather, Heated Seats, Memory Seats, True Luxury . . . . Wise Way $26,978 2011-2013 Hyundai Sonatas, Elantras, Santa Fes Several Models to Choose From! 5yr/60k Mile Warranty, No Hassle of Big Dealer . . . . . Save Thousands! www.nutechhearing.com M-F 9:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sat. and Sun. Appointment Needed M-F 9:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sat. and Sun. Appointment Needed Is Your Hearing Difficulty Earwax Buildup or Something More Serious? FREE Test Dates are available from Dec. 28 Jan. 4, 2013 Using a miniature video otoscope, well painlessly look inside your ear canal and show it on a monitor and you can watch along! INVERNESS 3 5 2 4 1 9 7 9 1 1 3 5 2 4 1 9 7 9 1 1 352-419-7911 3161-C, E. Gulf t o Lake Hwy. 1/2 mile east of Walmart CRYSTAL RIVER 3 5 2 7 9 4 6 1 5 5 3 5 2 7 9 4 6 1 5 5 352-794-6155 1122 N. Suncoast Blvd. (US 19) A block & a half S. of Ft. Island Trail 000DJWY O c a l a 3 5 2 6 7 1 2 9 9 9 O c a l a 3 5 2 6 7 1 2 9 9 9 Ocala 352-671-2999 11250 SW 93rd Ct. Rd. Next to Chilis ATTENTION: Federal Workers & Retirees! You may qualify for FREE hearing aids. Call NOW for more information Easy Pay One Year 0.0% Interest B A T T E R I E S B A T T E R I E S BATTERIES D I R T D I R T DIRT Resists: All wrapped up in a irresistible AQ SERIES almost invisible, rechargeable, water resistant, dirt and dust resistant, reprogrammable, digital, wireless, Bluetooth computerized 5-year warranty with pure comfort. Resist high pricing and high pressure. W A T E R W A T E R WATER R E S I S T S E V E R Y T H I N G B U T . RESISTS EVERYTHING, BUT... B E T T E R H E A R I N G BETTER HEARING! 352-854-4711 Near Lowes on Hwy. 200 Circle Square Plaza 7651 SR 200, Ocala, FL 34476 DJ/KAROAKE FRI & SA T Sun-Sat 10am-2am NEW YEARS EVE PARTY Hats, Noise Makers, Champagne at Midnight Music till 1:30 ALL NO CHARGE Free ride home furnished by AAA & Tow-To-Go Our Place Saloon 000dlwd 000DC71 7201 SW Hwy. 200 Ocala (352) 629-0900 (4 miles west of I-75, just before Lowes) (4 miles west of I-75, just before Lowes) (352) 629-0900 Other locations throughout the southeast 7201 SW Hwy. 200 Ocala GREAT FINANCING ON EZ-GO CARTS! GOLF CARTS STARTING AT $1,995 WITH HEADLIGHTS AND TAIL LIGHT! WHAT BATTERY A RE Y OU L OOKING F OR ??? Automotive Marine Lawn Mower Golf Cart Cordless Phone Riding Toys Computer Back Up Tractor Motorcycle ATV Camcorder Cellular Phone Wheel Chairs Game Feeder Emergency Lights Security Systems Battery Packs Laptop Computers Alkaline Complete Stock Of Batteries For: CUSTOM BATTERY PACKS LAPTOP COMPUTER BATTERIES CAMCORDER BATTERIES WHEELCHAIR BATTERIES SECURITY SYSTEM BATTERIES AUTOMOTIVE BATTERIES FARM TRACTOR BATTERIES JET SKI BATTERIES GAME FEED BATTERIES MARINE BATTERIES CELL PHONE BATTERIES POWER WHEELS BATTERIES WATCH BATTERIES KEY REMOTE BATTERIES TRUCK BATTERIES CORDLESS PHONE BATTERIES EMERGENCY LIGHT BATTERIES ATV BATTERIES MOTORCYCLE BATTERIES LAWNMOWER BATTERIES 000DLBT J&J SEAFOOD NEW LOCATION 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 MARYLAND CRAB CAKES SOFT SHELL CRABS FRESH OYSTERS PINTS Now Carrying Fresh Cod Large Fillets $9.95/lb. SALTED COD SMELT HADDOCK & SMOKED FISH DIP 11100 SW 93 Ct. Rd. Suite 12, Ocala, FL Mon-Thur 11am-10pm Fri & Sat 11am-11pm Sunday 11am-9pm 402-0003 GOOD FOOD GOOD SPORTS 000DGDK Happy Hour: 3-Close 1/2 Price Draft Beer & Wine 7 1 1 1 9 3 T a s t e T h e B e s t T a s t e T h e B e s t Taste The Best

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Friday, December 28, 2012 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 12 ~ Friday, December 28, 2012 www.smcitizen.com CALL TOM OR SUSIE AT 854-3986 To place your food ad in this section! Color RED is free! 000DJYA Mon. Thurs. 11 am 8:30 pm Fri. & Sat. 11 am 9:30 pm Closed on Sunday 8602 SW SR 200, 103rd St. Plaza 8 7 3 0 2 2 3 Ocala, Florida 8 7 3 0 2 2 3 873-0223 SATURDAY TUESDAY ONE LARGE ONE LARGE CHEESE PIZZA CHEESE PIZZA $6.99 $6.99 With purchase of beverage MONDAY 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 The cost is $36 per person (checks payable to the Singles Club). Tickets are limited so call Maggie Naypaver for your reservation as soon as possible 352-2390210. Checks may be deposited in an envelope on our treasurers door: Diane Sistrunk, 8023 116th Loop in Woodside Courts. Please provide names and phone numbers for your reservation.Royal Oaks Womens 18 Hole Golf On Tuesday, Dec. 18, we played Ts and Fs. Only the nine holes that start with the letter T or F counted. These include holes # 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15. The winners were: First Flight: 1st Place, Nancy Lefebvre, 2nd Place, Joanne Ellis; Second Flight: 1st Place, Diana Love, 2nd Place, Judy Klein, 3rd Place tie, Noreen Salo, Bea Terry, Patty Dougherty and Maureen Edwards; Third Flight: 1st Place tie, Arlene Klann and Ginger Drake, 3rd Place, Barb Scozzafava. Nancy Lefebvre was Closest to the Pin on hole #3. Following lunch we returned to hole #3 and 18 members who had been Closest to the Pin during the regular season got a chance to be Closest to the Pin for our annual Shootout. The total number of shots they had depended on the number of wins during the year. The winners were: 1st Place, Nancy Lefebvre 8 5, 2nd Place, Diana Galla 12 3, 3rd Place, Beverly Lassiter 14 5. Congratulations to all the winners. Royal Oaks Lady NinersOn Dec. 20 we played low net. In A Group Bette Johnson was first, Diana Schmidt, 2nd. and in the B Group IIlene Simnowitz was 1st, Carolee Riola 2nd and tied in 3rd. were Diane Dufresne, Eleanor Cerlenko and Cindy Kocher. Closest to pin on #6 was Diana Schmidt. We had two chip-ins, Bette Johnson on #4 and 9 also Patty Waddell on #3. We wish everyone Happy Holidays.Royal Oaks Mens GolfThe 21st of December was cold!! The temperature never got out of the 40s for the entire round, and the wind blew hard from the northwest. Its a testament to the hardy souls who braved the elements, all 36 of them. The game was the usual three best net. The winners with a score of 196 were Sam Sample, Jan Flickinger, and Ed Simnowitz. Second with a 199 were Bob Gray, Jim Smith, Don Aubrey, and Paul Valois. Third with a 201 were Dick Blackburn, Bill Start, Virgil Hein, and Dick Spano. Closest to the pin on the par threes were Frank Kelley, Ron Tennant, Gene Topp, and Jan Flickinger. We hope all have had a good holiday week so far, and the remainder of the holiday is just as pleasant. OAK RUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 11 Admiring the fish he caught, is Thor Jensen, 4, while Robert Oefelein of Oak Run holds Roar Jensen, 2. The rainbow trout were caught in Georgia. Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com O n Thursday, Dec. 20, a stalwart crew of judges headed into the night in Cherrywood. Their daunting task was to pick four houses that had the most striking Christmas Decorations in the neighborhood. Cherrywood Property Management and Chris Zacco commissioned the committee to recognize those residents who exemplify the Christmas spirit and pride in their property. Signs of recognition were presented to the four winners. There was no first place; second place; etc just equal awards for the hard work of our residents. Our judges asked to remain anonymous so without identifying them, we thank them for their time; good taste and efforts. Please note that none of our judges serve on any of the major committees or in any of the main organizations of Cherrywood. In addition, none of the judges homes were considered for prizes. With all that being said, our winners for 2012 in no particular order are; Sandra and Bill Brotherhood, 6075 103rd Loop. One of the outstanding features of their decorations was the stunning Angel in the bay window surrounded by a multitude of lights and greenery. It looked like a Christmas Card, said one of the judges. George and Sandy Wilson of 10086 S.W. 63rd St. got the judges attention with their vast array of beautiful lights that even were on the roof of their home. Beautifully displayed decorations in their yard and on their house along with the lights really impressed our judges. Rick and Yvonne Starzck live at 10111 S.W. 67th Terrace Road and their yard was filled with many homemade hand manufactured decorations. Combined with special effects lighting and a home made nativity scene, they caught the eye of our judges. The DeGraws family impressed with their combining of only two colors; red and white, expertly contrasted and brilliantly displayed. It was beautiful in its intricate simplicity, commented one judge. They live at 6321 104th Lane. We congratulate each of our winners and thank them for making our lives brighter this season. Everyone is invited to drive by and see the beautiful decorations and be sure to congratulate and thank our winners when you see them. End of Time: Not!Instead of being the End of Time it was a Great time for those attending the Sock Hop party on Friday, Dec. 21. As most people know, the Mayan Calendar ran out of days on the 21st prompting some to believe that the end of the world would occur on that date. Naturally, Cherrywood decided it would be appropriate to have a party to celebrate; what the heck, there was nothing to lose. Well, Friday night came and in spite of chilly weather and strong winds, an intimate group of hearty individuals ventured out to enjoy a night of warm friendship; great entertainment and some delicious snacks. Rich Becotte provided the music and easy listening tunes that gave everyone the chance to stay warm by moving on the dance floor or to sit back and enjoy the warm atmosphere of the clubhouse. Rich and his music is a fixture at these functions and he always does a fantastic job. When the evening came to an end, the guests concluded that tomorrow would in fact be another day and all the bills they ran up for Christmas shopping would eventually have to be paid. With smiles beaming, the group exchanged hugs and hand shakes and looked forward to all the upcoming events here at Cherrywood. Christmas TriviaAn unusually large number showed up for the fun Christmas edition of Trivia on Dec. 19. Guest Quizmaster Donna James put the questions up on the specially decorated big screen bringing smiles and laugher to the group assembled as they scratched their heads pondering for the answers. In lieu of the normal one dollar entry fee for the games, everyone brought Christmas treats. As a result, there was a vast array of goodies including, cakes, cookies, brownies, fudge and other assorted treats for everyone to enjoy. This months subject was of course, Christmas, and Christmas lights judged One of the decorated houses in Cherrywood. the nearly 30 participants found out how much they did; and did not know about this joyous holiday. When all was said and done, the Guppies Team; made up of Genevieve and Richard Downs; Marguerite Fiorenza and Suzi Everlove were the winners. (See the From your reporter section of this edition.) The turnout was exceptionally large considering its such a busy time of year for everyone. Donna did an excellent job in keeping the questions and the laughter coming and a good time was had by all. She may have found herself a new job. Since Trivia started, $200 has been raised for the Wounded Warrior Fund. Not a bad contribution considering that each player pays only $1 per evening and that there is a small cash prize given to the winners. Make a resolution for 2013 to be part of this fun time and come out for Trivia Night at Cherrywood. C HERRYWOOD ESTATES J E John Everlove SEE CHERRYWOOD PAGE15 861-Wise (9473) VOTED SOUTH MARION CITIZENS READERS CHOICE #1 USED CAR DEALER FOR 6 CONSECUTIVE YEARS Over 50 Years Experience Family Owned & Operated Experience a whole new way to buy a vehicle Like-new cars without the new car price LOCATE PROGRAM, Wise Way can find any vehicle youre looking for! All Vehicles Fully Serviced & Certified with Warranty Upon Purchase!! Full Service Center West Marion Countys Largest Selection of Certified Preowned Cars, Trucks, SUVs LIKE NEW!! 9045 SW Hwy 200, Ocala, FL 34481 PROUDLY SERVING OUR SW 200 NEIGHBORS FOR OVER 13 YEARS For all your Transportation needs. The Only Way, The Wise Way! 2 YEARS FREE LUBE, OIL, FILTER WITH EVERY PURCHASE! Relax Wise Way vehicles are guaranteed by CarFax Clean Title History Guarantee...We guarantee our inventory!! P LUS T AX T AG & D EALER F EE 000DL35 Wise Way Auto Sales 2012 Kia Sorento V6, 5700 Miles, LX, Save Big . . . . . . . Wise Way $24,978 2012 Honda Accord EX-L Leather, 1000 Miles, Dual Power Seat, Sunroof, WOW S AVE BIG . . Wise Way $25,798 2011 Toyota Prius Leather, 3000 Miles, 52 MPG, Save Big . . . Wise Way $24,978 2012 Ford Focus Wagon SE, 2000 Miles, Local Trade . . Wise Way $16,978 2012 Toyota Sienna LE 3000 Miles, Dual Power Doors, Like New . . . Save Thousands!! 2013 Chrysler 200 Limited Leather, Power Seat, 200 Miles WOW! New $25900 . . . . Wise Way $23,780 2010 Ford Fusion SEL Leather, Power Seat, Local Trade . . . Wise Way $16,470 2004 Toyota Camry Local Vehicle, LE, Extra Low Miles . . . . Wise Way $8,997 2012 Toyota Camry LE New design, power seat. Save big from new . . Wise Way $20,977 2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L With rear entertainment. Save big from new . . . . . . Wise Way $29,970 2012 Nissan Altima SR, V6, Alloy Wheels, Power Seat . . . . . . . Wise Way $22,975 2010 KIA Forte EX, 4 Door, Automatic, Factory Warranty, Leather . . . . Wise Way $14,577 2012 Kia Optima LX Alloy Wheels, 5 year/60k Warranty . . . . . . Wise Way $18,978 2011 Buick Lacrosse CXL, Leather, Heated Seats, Memory Seats, True Luxury . . . . Wise Way $26,978 2011-2013 Hyundai Sonatas, Elantras, Santa Fes Several Models to Choose From! 5yr/60k Mile Warranty, No Hassle of Big Dealer . . . . . Save Thousands! www.nutechhearing.com M-F 9:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sat. and Sun. Appointment Needed M-F 9:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sat. and Sun. Appointment Needed Is Your Hearing Difficulty Earwax Buildup or Something More Serious? FREE Test Dates are available from Dec. 28 Jan. 4, 2013 Using a miniature video otoscope, well painlessly look inside your ear canal and show it on a monitor and you can watch along! INVERNESS 3 5 2 4 1 9 7 9 1 1 3 5 2 4 1 9 7 9 1 1 352-419-7911 3161-C, E. Gulf t o Lake Hwy. 1/2 mile east of Walmart CRYSTAL RIVER 3 5 2 7 9 4 6 1 5 5 3 5 2 7 9 4 6 1 5 5 352-794-6155 1122 N. Suncoast Blvd. (US 19) A block & a half S. of Ft. Island Trail 000DJWY O c a l a 3 5 2 6 7 1 2 9 9 9 O c a l a 3 5 2 6 7 1 2 9 9 9 Ocala 352-671-2999 11250 SW 93rd Ct. Rd. Next to Chilis ATTENTION: Federal Workers & Retirees! You may qualify for FREE hearing aids. Call NOW for more information Easy Pay One Year 0.0% Interest B A T T E R I E S B A T T E R I E S BATTERIES D I R T D I R T DIRT Resists: All wrapped up in a irresistible AQ SERIES almost invisible, rechargeable, water resistant, dirt and dust resistant, reprogrammable, digital, wireless, Bluetooth computerized 5-year warranty with pure comfort. Resist high pricing and high pressure. W A T E R W A T E R WATER R E S I S T S E V E R Y T H I N G B U T . RESISTS EVERYTHING, BUT... B E T T E R H E A R I N G BETTER HEARING! 352-854-4711 Near Lowes on Hwy. 200 Circle Square Plaza 7651 SR 200, Ocala, FL 34476 DJ/KAROAKE FRI & SA T Sun-Sat 10am-2am NEW YEARS EVE PARTY Hats, Noise Makers, Champagne at Midnight Music till 1:30 ALL NO CHARGE Free ride home furnished by AAA & Tow-To-Go Our Place Saloon 000dlwd 000DC71 7201 SW Hwy. 200 Ocala (352) 629-0900 (4 miles west of I-75, just before Lowes) (4 miles west of I-75, just before Lowes) (352) 629-0900 Other locations throughout the southeast 7201 SW Hwy. 200 Ocala GREAT FINANCING ON EZ-GO CARTS! GOLF CARTS STARTING AT $1,995 WITH HEADLIGHTS AND TAIL LIGHT! WHAT BATTERY A RE Y OU L OOKING F OR ??? Automotive Marine Lawn Mower Golf Cart Cordless Phone Riding Toys Computer Back Up Tractor Motorcycle ATV Camcorder Cellular Phone Wheel Chairs Game Feeder Emergency Lights Security Systems Battery Packs Laptop Computers Alkaline Complete Stock Of Batteries For: CUSTOM BATTERY PACKS LAPTOP COMPUTER BATTERIES CAMCORDER BATTERIES WHEELCHAIR BATTERIES SECURITY SYSTEM BATTERIES AUTOMOTIVE BATTERIES FARM TRACTOR BATTERIES JET SKI BATTERIES GAME FEED BATTERIES MARINE BATTERIES CELL PHONE BATTERIES POWER WHEELS BATTERIES WATCH BATTERIES KEY REMOTE BATTERIES TRUCK BATTERIES CORDLESS PHONE BATTERIES EMERGENCY LIGHT BATTERIES ATV BATTERIES MOTORCYCLE BATTERIES LAWNMOWER BATTERIES 000DLBT J&J SEAFOOD NEW LOCATION 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 MARYLAND CRAB CAKES SOFT SHELL CRABS FRESH OYSTERS PINTS Now Carrying Fresh Cod Large Fillets $9.95/lb. SALTED COD SMELT HADDOCK & SMOKED FISH DIP 11100 SW 93 Ct. Rd. Suite 12, Ocala, FL Mon-Thur 11am-10pm Fri & Sat 11am-11pm Sunday 11am-9pm 402-0003 GOOD FOOD GOOD SPORTS 000DGDK Happy Hour: 3-Close 1/2 Price Draft Beer & Wine 7 1 1 1 9 3 T a s t e T h e B e s t T a s t e T h e B e s t Taste The Best

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Friday, December 28, 2012 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 14 ~ Friday, December 28, 2012 www.smcitizen.com 000dmw9 352-804-0665 Kamil Multan Painting Tile Work Bathroom Renovation Plumbing Carpentry Trim Bushes Cut Lawn Clean Gutters Kitchen Remodeling Screen Repair Window Replacement Power Washes (Houses & Driveways) RELIABLE HANDYMAN Free Estimates T he bloodmobile from Floridas Blood Center will be parked in front of Palm Grove on Thursday, Jan. 3, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Those who donate will receive a free movie ticket from Fandango. AYLX (double red cell) donors will also receive a $10 Darden restaurant (Red Lobster and Olive Garden) gift card by mail. Blood donors must have photo ID. Make time to save a life! Do You Remember? Tune in channel 12 for Len Teitlers presentation of the November 2012 Irish American Club Christmas party, narrated by Anna Boodee. It will air following FYI daily at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. from Dec. 28 to Jan. 4. Black and White BallThe Ambassadors 13th Black and White Ball will feature music by Diane and Mitch, on Saturday, Jan. 19, at Palm Grove from 7 to 11 pm. Ticket sales will be Monday, Jan. 7, from 8 to 10 a.m. in the card room of the Orchid Club and Tuesday, Jan 8, from 9 to 10 a.m. in the lobby of the Orchid Club. The cost per person is $6. Make your check payable to ORHA. No cash please. The Art Club of Oak RunPreparations are under way for our 21st annual Fine Arts Show on Sunday, Feb. 24. The first step is to line up all the wonderful Oak Run artists. On Tuesday, Jan. 8, from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Island Club, we will draw numbers for tables at the show. Any Oak Run resident may participate. Club members are entitled to one free display table. The charge for non-members is $8 per table. The show will be fine art and photography only. We will be raffling off an original watercolor by Heather Doherty. View our ORHA website to see the painting, On Lily Pond. Raffle tickets will be on sale in the Orchid Club lobby on Saturday, Jan. 12, Wednesday, Jan. 23, Saturday, Jan. 26 and Saturday, Feb. 9 from 8 to 10 a.m. ProThe yoga class at Oak Run. Blood drive scheduled at Palm Grove Jan. 3 ceeds will go toward an art scholarship at CF. The winner will be chosen at the Art Show. You need not be present to win. New classes begin in January. Beginners are always welcome and you may sit in on a class to see if you like it. Oil and Acrylic starts Jan. 15, Watercolor, Jan. 16, Pastel, Jan. 22 and Drawing, Jan. 23. All classes start at 9:30 a.m. in the Island Club. Please bring a check for the teacher to the first class. Cost for six lessons is $60. Singles Club Happy New Year! Our first activity will be to attend a performance at the Orange Blossom Opry in Weirsdale on Jan. 12. Award winning Mel Tillis will perform at 7:30 p.m. We will plan dinner before the show at a restaurant near the theatre and we will car pool from Oak Run. 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Friday, December 28, 2012 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 10 ~ Friday, December 28, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Read the classifieds F or the last several hours, I have been slouching in my easy chair basking in the soothing aura of the season. I have not moved in several hours, and it probably will be several more hours before I even think of moving. Just a few days ago, we were in the middle of our Christmas holiday celebration with family and friends. The only thing I enjoy more is the peace and quiet that follows upon the heels of all that festivity. Do not get me wrong, I love my family and friends but boy, do I love peace and quiet. Isnt one of the sayings of the season, Peace on earth, goodwill toward men? I am not sure of all the ramifications of that phrase, but I do enjoy the peace that comes following an exuberant time of celebration with family and friends. About this time, the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage came in and saw me in the same position she saw me several hours previous. Are you, she said after staring at me for a few moments, going to stay in that chair all day? All I could do was smile graciously in her direction. Then she became concerned, and prodded me a little, Are you all right? She said it with a deep sense of genuine concern. I knew I owed her an explanation for the collapse of my bodily activities. Nothing wrong with me, I explained, Im just broke. With that, I smiled a rather infectious smile. She broke out laughing and said, What did you say? I think at the time she thought I was just exercising the spirit of merriment. I said, Im broke. Then she had a look of concern on her face. What do you mean youre broke? I knew she was concerned at that point and I had to explain to her what I meant by being broke. By being broke, I do not mean like the government broke into my bank account and confiscated my money. For all Americans that is quite a taxing situation. Also, by being broke I do not mean I dropped my wifes favorite porcelain teapot and broke it all over the floor. Once something is broke, there just is no way of fixing it. Im broke, I repeated to my wife with a whimsical smile, and its a real good feeling this time of the year. She looked at me, shook her head and then went back to her business. I thought some more on that subject and reaffirmed my idea that being broke this time of the year was a marvelous feeling. If it were April, tax time, being broke would not feel so good. Or, if it were before Christmas, being broke would not be a very good idea. Being broke after Christmas means several things. First, it means that I did my best to bless my family and friends around me with tokens of appreciation. That is all a gift really is. I am not a very good gift buyer, just ask my wife. I am the kind of person who thinks it is the thought that counts. I also know, behind every thought must be some emblem of tangibility. I have done my best this year to select gifts that would be appreciated, at least for a moment. It would be a terrible thing at the end of the Christmas season to have a ton of money left over realizing that maybe you did not do your best this year at Christmas time. Do not get me wrong. I am a Pennsylvania Dutchman through and through and we do not believe in wasting money. We do believe in investing our resources in family and friends. I am not extravagant in my giving. I do not have it to be extravagant. What I do have, I want to use to bless and encourage the people that have meant so much to me during the year. Yes, being broke is a good feeling. Being broke also means I have no room for regrets. Would I have liked to give more gifts? Sure, but when you run out of money, you cannot go any further. By being broke at the end of Christmas means, I have done everything I possibly could within my resources to thank the people I love for being a part of my life. You cannot buy friendship. Unless of course you are in Washington DC or Its the season to be broke Hollywood California. Among normal folk, friendship is not for sale. It is not even for rent. At this time of the year, it sure is a wonderful feeling to tell your friends and family you are glad they are a part of your life. Being broke is a lot more than having no money. Being broke means that I have done everything within my power to bless those people around me. I have given all I had to give and there is a good warm fuzzy feeling about that. God is the one who set the standard along this line. For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord (Romans 6:23 KJV). God looked at the world, it broke His heart and therefore He sent His Son to remedy our situation. Thank God for that broken heart. He gave His all for those He loved. Dr. 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. O UT TO PASTOR J S Rev. James L. Snyder Southwest Christian 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. Phone is 352-236-6023.Christs Church of Marion County Sunday, Dec. 30: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 30: JOY Night, 5 p.m. Christs Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., off State Road 200, Ocala. Phone is 352-8616182, website is www.ccomc.org.Friendship Baptist On Sunday, Dec. 30, Friendship Baptist Church Religion will end the year with special services, beginning with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and the morning worship service at 10:45 a.m. Pastor Randall Brown will bring the year-end message and Mrs. Linda Brown will lead the choir and special music in worship and praise. The Lords Supper will be observed at the 6 p.m. evening service; Remembering the Reason for Why He Came. On Wednesday, Jan. 2, the midweek Bible study and Teen Impact will meet at 7 p.m. Friendship Baptist Church, 9510 S.W. 105th St., off Southwest State Road 200. Phone is 352-237-2640. 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 dates are Jan. 13 and 27. Classes for Spanish as a second language continue to be offered every Thursday at 3:30 p.m. As part of our involvement in the Year of Faith, Deacon Henry Libersat will be with us for the first of three conferences on Saturday, Jan. 12, at 9 a.m. Registration is at 8:30 a.m. He will also be here March 16 and May 11. Deacon Libersat has preached parish missions, conducted retreats and workshops throughout Florida. Exercise class restarts Jan. 7If your New Years resolutions include improving your health; losing weight; or taking better care of yourself, you live in the right place. Debbie Rivera begins the New Year of Tai Chi; Yoga and Aerobics classes on Monday, Jan. 7. Debbie is an expert instructor with a Ph.D. in her field. She will teach you and encourage you but never push you to do anything that you arent ready for. She is a patient and compassionate instructor with a large following of devoted fans here at Cherrywood. Stretch/Yoga begins Monday at 10:15 a.m. and Co-Ed Tai Chi begins at 6:30 p.m. Classes are held in the comfort of the clubhouse so check your Chirp for complete schedules. Dont miss out on this opportunity to improve your quality of life with these exceptional classes taught by an exceptional instructor. (See Spotlight on Excellence in this edition).Movie NightFor a night of quiet; relaxing and free entertainment, you cant beat Movie Night at Cherrywood. Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 6 p.m., Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones join their stars in the romantic comedy, Hope Springs. A couple tries to rekindle their romantic lives at a couples resort and spa. You can imagine some of the humorous situations that these two might encounter. This is funny stuff. All of our movies are shown on the big screen in the clubhouse and are free of charge to all our residents. Popcorn; lemonade and iced tea are also free but if you have another beverage or snack that you would like to enjoy, feel free to bring those also. Dont miss Movie Night at Cherrywood.Accordion Club ChangeDecember 28 is the date of the Accordion Club because of the holiday schedule. Come out and enjoy these musicians as they play a wide variety of music genres. Everyone always has a great time at these impromptu concerts where not only accordions are playing, but many other instruments as well. These nights of musical entertainment are free and enjoyed by all who attend. Bring your snacks; bring your drinks and bring your friends, and come on down to the clubhouse starting at 5:30 p.m. for a night of sheer enjoyment. Karaoke Night On Jan. 12 at 7 p.m., Cherrywood residents will once again come together at the clubhouse and sing their favorite tunes for the entertainment of all. Last Karaoke Night was a blast with some really talented people belting out familiar and not so familiar songs played by Bill LaVertue and company. Not every one of our singers might be destined for Hollywood or Nashville, but a few could have been. As for those who area little less talented, they still manage to please the crowd. Laughter and good times were had by all at this free night of fun. Bring your drinks and snacks and if you have a favorite song youd like to sing, you can be sure that Bill will have it on his machine ready to go. We look forward to having as much fun or even more than last time. If youre shy, you can sing with a group of friends or ask for help from the audience; youll be surprised at how good you can sound. No tickets or reservations are required, just a little talent; a little guts and a great sense of humor. See you there. Elvis and GeorgeFor one night on the Cherrywood clubhouse stage, two huge talents come together to blend their performance skills and artistry. January 28 is the date of this fantastic show where Dave Atkins does his realistic Elvis Tribute and George Hamilton the forth, from the Grand Old Opry, sings some of his all time hit songs. Considered one of the best, Daves Elvis Tribute will bring back memories and make you feel as if the King of rock and roll is performing just for you. Hear a wide variety of Elvis classic hits that CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 13 will have your toes tapping and your heart pumping. George Hamilton will bring back memories with his early hits, A Rose and a Baby Ruth; Before this Day Ends and Abilene; plus many, many more. Dubbed the International Ambassador of Country Music, George is a credit to his trade. Seeing either one of these great stars would be a treat but to have them both here at the same time is a real honor. Tickets are just $5 per person and you must have a ticket to be admitted. The cost for this show has been kept at a minimum thanks to the generosity of Christ Zacco of Cherrywood Property Management. Starting at 5:30 when the doors open, finger foods will be served immediately followed by the show. Naturally you can bring your own beverages or enjoy the ones provided. Be sure to see Geri and get your tickets and reservations for this special night of star filled entertainment. Art Class Coming in JanuaryHave you ever wanted to paint a picture? Well on Friday, Jan. 11 at 8:30 a.m., be in our clubhouse for a class that will amaze and astound you. Debbie Blackburn (featured in last weeks issue of the Citizens article Spotlight On Excellence) will be here to share her extraordinary teaching skills and love of art with those who would like to learn oil painting. Debbie uses the skills she learned at the Bob Ross Institute to teach even the most inexperienced student how to make great pictures with confidence and ease. While she enjoys a great following here at Cherrywood and she loves her students; Debbie gets particular joy out of teaching novices and seeing them blossom. There is a nominal fee for the class and reservations are required so contact Geri to get your seat and then prepare to acquire a new and beautiful skill. Learning you have a new talent is a great way to start the New Year.Gaming in BiloxiAs the hustle and bustle of the holidays subsides and the winter weather sets in; dont let the chill or the gray clouds get you down. Instead, join your friends and neighbors for a fun trip to Biloxi for a stay at the impressive IP Casino Resort and Spa. Pamper yourself with four days and three nights of class. Youll leave the clubhouse of Cherrywood on Jan. 13 and travel by relaxing deluxe motor coach to the IP Casino. Once you check in you can take your free $25 in slot play and try your luck at the tables or machines of the casino. Use your $24 in food coupons to dine at any of the fine restaurants available on site. You can catch a show; relax in your spacious room; get a massage; go for a swim or enjoy a cocktail in the lounge. During your stay youll visit the Hard Rock Casino and Resort as well as the Palace Casino. Enjoy $15 dollars in free slot play at both of those venues as well. There is no way you can be board in Biloxi and the after holiday blahs will not be a factor in your future. If this sounds like fun to you, contact Natalie at 352-854-4561 and make your affordable reservation today. You wont be sorry you did. Super BowlAttention football fans. Feb. 3, a Sunday of course, the Super bowl will be played between the AFC and the NFC to determine the National Football League championship. Your Social Committee is not a group that would let an event like this pass by without throwing a huge party. As the game draws closer, look for details of this annual sports classic in your Cherrywood section of the Citizen. Just be sure to reserve that date on your calendar and plan to be at the clubhouse for all the fun and excitement. Spotlight on Excellence Each week we feature a special person or persons who have an interesting past; a promising future or who have made a sigPLEASESEECHERRYWOOD PAGE16 Cribs, Swings, Pack-N-Plays, Chairs, Safety Gates and More. 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Friday, December 28, 2012 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 16 ~ Friday, December 28, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Attend the worship service of your choice... terfering with freedom of contract. One free-market advocate, Percy L. Greaves Jr., pointed out that government intervention on behalf of labor was a response to earlier government privileges for business. Most such intervention, Greaves said, was planned to help organized labor and the other large groups that had suffered when employers were in the saddle and obtaining favorable intervention for themselves. Greaves was echoing President Grover Cleveland, who in 1888 similarly attributed the rise of radicalism in America to government privileges for combined wealth and capital. In light of that, he argued, the cure was to abolish corporate privileges and remove the excuse for countervailing privileges. All government favors, which are rooted in force, should be ended, leaving labor and management to negotiate in peace in a competitive marketplace. Right to work enlarges governments role and affirms the mistaken philosophy that it has a place in labor relations. Sheldon Richman is vice president and editor at The Future of Freedom Foundation (www.fff.org) in Fairfax, Va. RICHMAN CONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 bull pucky. If that kid in Connecticut went into that school without guns, those beautiful children and teachers would still be alive. We as a nation, are the most over gunned country in the world. Reason, our country is living in the dark ages, and let a few dominate what is done about guns. Back in the 1700s when the Constitution was drafted, we were at war, for our freedom, with the British. Guns were needed to fight a war, not to annihilate our own children and families. A musket took about 3-5 minutes to reload after firing. Today in that 3-5 minute time frame, thousands of rounds of ammunition can be fired. Now, I ask you who needs a gun that can fire to that extent? Nobody! When I was in the Navy, during the Korean War, I had to shoot a weapon, and I became a sharpshooter. But, since my service time, Ive never touched a gun as to me they are filthy. Folks, we are living so far in the past, I doubt we will ever catch up before the country becomes nothing within the next 28 years. The NRA is, in my mind, a self serving enemy of the people, and probably in the back of their minds, they can do anything the choose, and theyre doing it. People, in the Bible it states, live in the past and destroy thyself. Man, are we on that track. Fundamentally, we are a violent people. Of course we had to be in a way. But only to establish a new country, of the people, and by the people, and for the people. We killed the native Americans who were here first, not trying to live with them, but to take their land, the land they had for thousands of years. How did we do it? With guns. The good old musket at first, then the repeating rifle, and colt 45. Bang, and they were dead. We need guns like we need a hole in the head and a gun will give you just that. I wonder how many unemployed people own expensive guns, and how many needy families have guns instead of food. Think of the gang killings and family violence caused by guns and many of those by people who have basically nothing. To allow people to have gun permits for concealed weapons is like having a fuse ready to go off at any time. Finally, there is no reason for people to own guns except for target shooting, and those guns could be locked up at the shooting range. No guns on the street. Unfortunately, NO definitive action will be taken, regarding gun laws by congress. Oh yes, who/what was it that first brought up mental health issues regarding the Connecticut slaughter, the NRA. How about that, trying to divert attention from themselves and guns, to another issue altogether? Bill Ford Ocala Church policiesThe decline in church attendance was lamented in a recent letter to the editor by a reader of your paper. The reasons cited were due to the influence of non-religious individuals and the solution offered was shooting flash prayers to be directed toward the non-religious as advocated by certain evangelical preachers. Churches have supported and promoted an image of opposing abortion and supporting fundamentalist Christian LETTERSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 practices and as such naturally attracted the overwhelming majority of evangelicals. But by also embracing Republican policies that support the very wealthy, oppose health care reform, deny evolution and global warming, and oppose gay rights, evangelicals are increasingly seen by many as proponents of greed, ignorance and bigotry. In their quest for political power, evangelicals seem to have abandoned Jesus admonition of helping the poor and the downtrodden, and their claim to moral leadership has suffered accordingly, especially among the younger generation. Gerard Chapdelaine Oak RunGun and violence controlWe need to point fingers at more than gun control. Yes, we need gun control but what about violence control. Our young people are playing violent video games. TV programs are filled with violence and sexual content. Movie producers think its necessary to blow up everything including people. Dropping the F bomb every few seconds desensitized people against disgusting language. Writers no longer have to be creative, just crude. Do we wonder why so many children become bullies; its the violence that invades every part of their existence. Kindness and responsibility for ones actions are no longer important. Children are bombarded with fear. Parents are afraid to let them play outside. There is no way to control what pops up on TV. With the recent events children and young people found it is not safe to go to a movie, shop at a mall and worst of all go to school. As a society we have to stand up against what is being portrayed as normal. We need people doing jobs instead of machines. Its time to go back to social behavior where people talk to people. Social interaction brings about respect for the feelings of others. Regulating guns is not the only course of action. Someone who couldnt get a gun could just as easily get instructions for a homemade bomb on the Internet. Start at the root of the problem. Do not allow violence as a form of entertainment. In memory of the children and teachers who lost their lives in Connecticut turn off the violent TV programs and avoid the violent movies. Dont buy video games where people and animals are killed. No violence is OK, especially when its thought of as a game or entertainment. We have no right to tell other countries what to do when we cant control our own. Lets start fixing American by making it a gentler, kinder, safer place for our children to grow and thrive. Moryha Kasten Ocala You cant legislate evilNo matter how many laws we pass, attacking/banning guns is not the answer and never has been. Guns dont kill anyone, sick/evil individuals do, and it just takes one. States and countries who attempt to restrict gun ownership have more violent crimes than those who dont. This last attack was by an evil coward who murdered innocents who were not able to defend themselves. He didnt have the nerve to attack those who are capable of defending themselves. He must have felt very powerful killing those innocent children and unarmed adults, what a coward. This should cause us to reflect on the direction America is heading, moving away from God and the values we were taught by our parents and teachers when we were children. Paul Harvey was concerned about the direction our culture was heading as early as April, 1965, when he made his famous If I were the devil broadcast (see it on line @http//stg.do/9LDc). He spoke of our future and how we were losing our conscience as a nation, its as if he wrote it today. When dealing with cowards you have to deal through strength, the only language they understand. I recommend all principals and teachers carry a gun to school. You dont hear of a shooting anywhere the targeted victim was armed, cowards commit acts of terror on the ones who cant fight back. This included Fort Hood, he knew they were unarmed. Carry a gun! God bless those families. Wayne Rackley Ocala Read the classifieds nificant contribution to our quality of life here at Cherrywood. This week we feature an individual who has become a welcome addition to our family, bringing health and a sense of well being too many of our people. Im speaking of course about Debra Rivera; our own fitness instructor. A native Floridian, Deb was born in Pasco County. At the early age of 4, she began her dancing career and worked her way up to being a teachers assistant by the time she was 11. Dancing, it seems, has always been a passion for her. After graduation from Forest High School, life moved quickly for Deb. She enrolled in the University of Florida and then became a member of the Central Florida Dance Theatre. With that group of actors and dancers, she began entertaining all over the region in various dinner theater venues where she played a variety of parts. One of her favorite routines was dancing the Hula which was just one of her many specialties. Another thing happened at this time in Debs life; she met her husband, Herman. They have two children; a son Dylan (named after Bob Dylan); and a daughter, Autumn. Both children have inherited a love of the performing arts from their mom. Dylan, who is 21, plays lead guitar and drums. He currently is in a band doing gigs across the Central Florida area. Autumn is 12 and in the seventh grade. Her interests include theater, piano and voice. Until recently, she was also dancing and taking lessons but has since let that drop out of her regime. When talking about this fact Deb expressed a bit of displeasure but laughed when I said, Who would think that a seventh grader wouldnt listen to their mother? While performing and raising a family, Deb managed to keep up her studies and transferring her credits, she attained a Bachelors Degree from a college in New Jersey; a Masters Degree from Liberty University in Virginia and was granted her Doctorate from Arizona State University.. With her degrees in Dance Education and Health Science, Deb did her dissertation for the Doctors Degree on Dance Injuries. These are very specific injuries that while common among professional dancers, are seen much less in the general population. Deb can attest to the stress and strain dancing puts on the muscles; bones; tendons; and other parts of the body. Not one to sit back, Deb has received another certification, this one is in Therapeutic Recreation. This particular certificate allows her to work with individuals who are disabled Deb Rivera CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 17 PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD PAGE17 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. 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or who have some type of limited mobility problems. The dance aspect of this therapy gives confidence to the patients and at the same time, allows them to have a little fun while working their way towards recovery. In her pursuit of excellence, Deb has recently embarked on a pilot program for dancers. She is involved in a three year project that will allow professional dancers to receive a Certificate of Professional Dance. Upon completion of this course, dancers will be able to show various talent scouts; producers; directors and others interested in hiring them that they have the skills; work ethic and dedication to be successful. For Deb, this project will require a great deal of research and study in order to be implemented. Knowing her dedication and commitment level; coupled with her knowledge; energy and intellectual abilities; this project should be completed well within her time limits. All of these projects and programs that Deb works with are time consuming but she is undaunted by it all. She still finds time to work with private patients in need of physical therapy; to teach Performing Arts at Wildwood; and of course to run three or four classes for us here at Cherrywood. She began her exercise and yoga programs here in Cherrywood a year ago last Thanksgiving. Geri saw the credentials that Deb brought to the table and after talking it over with Chris and getting his approval, Geri signed her on. From that first day until now, Deb has been a smash hit with her students. For those of you who have not yet met Deb Rivera, you are in for a treat. She is energetic; enthusiastic and knowledgeable. She is a pleasure to talk with and a magnificent resource person for all things dance or therapy related. Her quick smile; patent attitude and witty sense of humor make her a favorite of her students and coworkers. Now that the first of the year is coming, its an excellent time to put into effect those resolutions that are so hard to keep. If you want to improve your life through fitness; weight loss; or increase your agility; if you want to find stress relief and mental harmony with your environment; if you want to just feel good about yourself; then I encourage you to sign up for Debs classes here at Cherrywood. The sessions are free to all of our residents and while Deb has a substantial following of loyal students now, there is always room in our spacious clubhouse for more. You will find Deb loves people and is very patient with her classes. You wont be embarrassed or pushed into anything you dont feel comfortable doing so theres no excuse for not showing up. January 7 at 10:15 a.m. is Stretch Yoga class. At 6:30 p.m. Co-Ed Tai Chi classes are in session and Tuesday at 10:15 Aerobics begins. Check your Chirp for all the scheduled classes and look forward to Line Dance class starting later in the year. This is just another project Deb is working on. Dr. Deb Rivera is a real asset to our Cherrywood family and we are pleased and honored to feature her in our Spotlight on Excellence.From Your ReporterAs the year comes to an end, I would like to take this opportunity to thank some special people who have made 2012 a particularly great year for me. First, I would like to thank Geri Watrouse and Chris Zacco of Cherrywood Property Management for the chance to write this column for Cherrywood. In addition, my thanks to Jim Clark, editor of the Citizen; who has been a huge help and guide for my efforts throughout the year. I also thank my Cherrywood family for their cooperation, encouragement, and tolerance. Lastly, I thank my wife Suzi who has kept me going with her patience and love; prodding and humor. With heartfelt gratitude to all of these people and to you, my readers, I most sincerely wish each of you a very blessed and Happy New Year. Friday, December 28, 2012 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com BY SHELDON RICHMAN The right-to-work issue is back. When a state passes a rightto-work law, as Michigan did this month, employers in that state can no longer agree to require workers to pay union fees as a condition of employment. Supporters of right to work see it as a way to protect workers from being forced to support unions against their will. Many opponents of right to work counter that the laws let workers free-ride off dues-paying colleagues and reap the benefits of union services. Thus, those opponents claim the laws are intended to weaken unions. Right-to-work cant be understood without first understanding the wider federal labor-law regime. In 1935 the National Labor Relations Act (or Wagner Act) became law under the New Deal. Among other things, it decreed that when a majority of workers in a company vote for a union, their employer must bargain with it in good faith and that all workers must support it financially, even those choosing not to join. This law violates freemarket principles, including freedom of association, which includes the freedom to abstain from association. More than a decade later Wagner was amended by the TaftHartley Act to ameliorate what many saw as union excesses. Provision 14(b) permits states to pass right-to-work laws, which ban agreements that make paying union fees a condition of employment. Thus, right to work is a creature of the Wagner Act. After World War II, a repeal or a major modification of Wagner might have been possible, but tooclever politicians instead chose to give states the option to enact right-to-work laws. Some Wagner opponents thought this was a serious mistake, because it took pressure off the intrusive national labor-relations regime. But maybe it wasnt a mistake; maybe it was a calculated move to salvage Wagner, albeit with modification. Thats a reasonable inference, but to see it, a deeper analysis of Wagner is necessary. That law is typically considered a pro-labor, anti-business law. But its not so simple. For one thing, radical labor activists, such as the Wobblies (the Industrial Workers of the World) opposed the act. On the other hand, important parts of the big-business elite had long lobbied for a labor law similar (but not identical) to Wagner through the American Association for Labor Legislation. The Wobblies might have had Adam Smiths dictum in mind: Whenever the legislature attempts to regulate the differences between masters and their workmen, its counsellors are always the masters. Why would big business want a labor-relations law that interfered with the free market? Big business was no friend of the free market, and some of the business elite were willing to make concessions to labor for industrial peace. By that, they had in mind an end to unannounced walkouts (wildcat strikes), work showdowns, secondary strikes along the supply chain, and sympathy boycotts. These and similar tactics were favored by the Wobblies. The Wagner-Taft-Hartley regime outlawed those actions and imposed federal rules governing union certification through supervised elections, cooling-off periods before strikes, and federal mediation. Labor leaders, despite their hostile rhetoric toward employers, became the enforcers of union contracts to the outrage of labor radicals. At the time Taft-Hartley was drafted, some advocates of the free market opposed it on principle, because forbidding a particular kind of agreement between an employer and a union violated free-market principles. They argued that the remedy for compulsory unionism was to repeal offending laws like Wagner rather than to pass a new law inwww.smcitizen.com 8 ~ Friday, December 28, 2012 T he last column of the year is traditionally one for looking back at what took place and giving an opinion on the biggest story of 2012. For me, the election was the biggest story, especially on the state and local level. Around Marion County, it was the school superintendent race that dominated the early going, as the Republican primary was a three-way battle among Jackie Porter, George Tomyn and Wally Wagoner. After a contentious campaign, Tomyn carried the county, and then won the general election. In the County Commission, the biggest upset came when David Moore ousted Mike Amsden, the incumbent. Moore, Earl Arnett and Stan McClain were elected in November. There were several other races, including a supervisor of elections battle that wasnt close, and other Constitutional offices where incumbents were unopposed. By far, the most talked about was the sheriffs race. In the primary, Undersheriff Dan Kuhn defeated Chris Blair in the primary and seemed to be a shoo-in for the victory against Bernie DeCastro. However, revelation of a year-old extra-marital affair did him in and Blair was picked by Republicans to take his place. In a confusing vote where people had to vote for Kuhn to have it counted for Blair, it turned out the confusion didnt matter as Blair breezed to victory. Statewide, it was long lines and delays in voting that plagued Florida once again. While some people blamed the cutback in early voting days (although for years we voted without major delays before early voting came into existence), the biggest problem was caused by the Florida Legislature. In their collective wisdom, members place 12 amendments on the ballot (later cut to 11 by the courts), and some had ridiculously long descriptions. People who werent prepared for this on Election Day and stopped to read all the amendments when they went to the polling places caused monumental backups that in some places surpassed a city block. If the presidential race had been close, the state would once again have found itself the butt of all jokes. Sadly, the biggest national story of the year has to be the nations violence, with two major mass shootings, including the recent school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, and the movie theater killings in Aurora, Colorado. As of this writing, the funerals of some of the young victims and the heroic teachers in Connecticut are still going on, and its a little early to assess the impact on life in this country. Many schools, including those in Marion County, closed for Christmas break on the day of the shootings, so how things are handled in the aftermath will have to wait. One other story. Since were all still here, we have to assume that the Mayan calendar was wrong, and that those predictions of doom have gone the way of Y2K and other prophecies. Now we can concentrate on having a better year in 2013, although Im sure someone will come up with predicting something bad on 113-13. Jim Clark is the editor of the South Marion Citizen. PUBLISHER : GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Citizen The opinions expressed in South Marion Citizen editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns. Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 854-3986. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via e-mail. Names and communities will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Not all contributions are printed. Letters longer than 550 words may be regarded as columns and printed on a space-available basis, and writers will be limited to one contribution per month. The deadline is one week prior to each Fridays issue. Send letters to: The South Marion Citizen Editor, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@smcitizen.com. I n the aftermath of the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, where 20 children and six adults were killed by a young gunman, we have been deluged with items taken off the Internet, stories and poems, concerning the young victims. Some of them are quite good. They express raw emotion that is being felt throughout the country, and portray the sadness that has taken hold this Christmas season. Heres the problem. For the most part, we cant print them. Most of these poems and stories have been forwarded by someone to someone else, to someone else, etc. There is no way to be sure who created the poem, whether it is original or taken from someone else, and there is usually no way for us to get permission to print it. One of the more popular things to do is to take the item The Night Before Christmas and change the wording to fit the occasion. Unfortunately, thats a copyright violation. The Internet is, for the most part, unregulated. Attempts to get control over copyrighted material have failed miserably. Every time a site is shut down, another one crops up. Usually, its to do with downloading music, particularly current hits. Theres a big push to trace people who download music and make them pay. For newspapers, the main problem is the printed word that circulates throughout the Internet. Its very easy to be taken in by a hoax. All of us have to be careful about publishing items that we see on the Internet and assume they are true. For other media outlets, it can be not only copyright violations but video problems. Last week there was a video making the rounds about an eagle swooping down and snatching a child. It was soon noted that it was a hoax, but not before it went viral on various sites. So while we appreciate the feelings of everyone in regard to the shooting in Connecticut, writing a straight letter to the editor would be the better way to get your point across. Please dont copy poems, items from websites, etc. We just cant use them. S UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Newspapers, copyright, and the Internet A look at 2012: elections, tragedies LETTERS TO THE EDITOR The future over the right-to-work issue Guns, mental health and parenting Letters have cropped up alluding to parenting being a problem with those who want to take a gun and indiscriminately kill people. Theyre right in one way. But, Im going to speak to the three scenarios in my caption. First, parenting. Children today have way too permissive parents and teachers. Parents must feel if they say no, its offensive to their children. Having raised five children from the 50s to the 70s, there was never a permissive bone in my body. Loving absolutely, but discipline was the foundation for the children. There were no nights out after 10 oclock, and then on weekends only. Drugs, smoking, drinking, and backtalk were never an issue. Teachers today seem to want to keep their jobs rather than educate. That doesnt mean they are not compassionate. Being a music major in college, I notice even the music I hear on TV and the radio, by young people, would never hold up, 30, 40, or 50 years ago. I listen to it on TV in particular and wonder if the music teachers have absolute pitch or none at all. I have six children and grandchildren who are teachers. One grandson teaches at a major university, and the others in elementary schools, and they all are against guns. Mental illness has been with us since time immemorial, so thats a copout. There are more professionals dealing with mental illnesses, than ever before. But, are they really more interested in people or the dollar. A good question. Now to guns. The killers. The NRA will tell you, people kill people, guns dont kill people, Jim Clark Editor GUEST COMMENTARY READER OPINIONS INVITED PLEASESEERICHMAN PAGE9 PLEASESEELETTERS PAGE9 CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 16 THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLYBy Jean-Dominique Bauby The most inspiring book Ive read in years was written by the former editorin-chief of Elle magazine, Jean-Dominque Bauby, a victim at age 43 of locked-in syndrome after a massive stroke that left him mentally alert but unable to move or speak. So how did he manage to create such a beautiful, lyrical, and often humorous slim volume he called The Diving Bell and the Butterfly? He tells us how he did it. It is a simple enough system, he explains, You read off the alphabet until, with a blink of my eye I stop you at the letter to be noted. The maneuver is repeated for the letters that follow, so that fairly soon you have a whole word. Fairly soon for an entire book meant years, of course. The diving bell of Baubys title is his bodily trap and the butterfly his imagination. To his readers he expresses pleasure at having his bottom wiped and swaddled like a newborn, occasional anger at nurses who leave the TV on the wrong channel, and sweetness he shares with his small children. Though hes nearly deaf, hes so intuitive he feels his visiting friends outside the hospital room steeling themselves to face him. During the books creation Baubys prognosis was uncertain although some improvement was expected. Then just two days before the books Paris publication, he suddenly died, leaving behind a work that is a triumph of the human spirit and a gift to all who read it. The movie made from it is just as marvelous. TO HEAVEN AND BACK By Mary C. Neal, MD Of the many books available about round trips to heaven, I chose Neals because shes an adult and a physician. The latter qualification, I believed, would be a distinct advantage with skeptical readers. Sadly, I was wrong. Hers is a sincere but confusing account of a kayaking accident in Chile when she died from drowning, experienced heaven, and returned to live out her life on earth. She provides harrowing details of the accident and some will find her entire story uplifting no doubt. Others, like me, will be disappointed. Though I am certainly no Biblical scholar Neals theology seems at odds with scripture. After drowning, for instance, she is greeted in heaven by human souls she appears to know but cant identify. Friends at the river keep pulling her back to earth which she finds annoying and tiring. At no time is she filled with the glory of heaven, only this irritation. After her miraculous recovery she begins to see angels everywhere, even in trees and owls, and invites us to do the same. Finally, the writing in this book is astonishingly clumsy and nave for such an educated woman. Not recommended. 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Friday, December 28, 2012 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 18 ~ Friday, December 28, 2012 www.smcitizen.com the Citizen Maintain the health of your business Advertise in M AINTAIN THE H EALTH OF Y OUR B USINESS Advertise in A new safety awareness advocacy program, Arrive Home Safe, has formed with the mission to provide safety education awareness to bicyclists, pedestrians and motor vehicle drivers. Arrive Home Safe promotes awareness of all roadway users and their presence within and along roadways bicyclists, pedestrians, and motor vehicle drivers. The Arrive Home Safe theme of the initial safety awareness campaign is baseball centered, with Tampa Bay Rays Manager Joe Maddon coaching our community on safety measures each one of us may take to Arrive Home Safe. According to backers, as a community, they want everyone (bicyclists, pedestrian and motor vehicle drivers) on our team (our community) to arrive at home plate (home) safely and win (be alive and enjoy a high quality of life) by following critical elements of travelling safely: Know the rules of the game (traffic safety laws and rights of pedestrians, bicyclists and motor vehicle drivers); Having the right equipment to do the job (ex. bicyclists bicycle in good repair, helmet, front and rear night lights, spoke reflector lights, reflective/ light colored clothing, safety vests, rear-view helmet mirror, proper tire pressure etc.; pedestrians reflective/light colored clothing at night;); motor vehicle drivers vehicle in safe working order and good repair; working headlights, tail lights, rearview and side mirrors, proper tire pressure, etc.) Proper coaching (specific tips and demonstrations on approaching traffic from all three perspectives (that of the bicyclist, the pedestrian and the motor vehicle driver, the dos and donts of travelling on roadways safely)); Practice (bicyclists/pedestrians/motor vehicle drivers follow rules and utilize safety and awareness tips); Attitude/awareness up at bat/ playing both offensively and defensively (having the right attitude while on roadways and constantly being aware of what is in front, beside and behind you, not texting or talking on the phone while biking, driving or walking near intersections, not getting into the zone to the extent that you are unaware of whats going on around you); Travelling safely and sustainably running the bases (knowing when to use speed or hold up getting to your destination safely aka home plate) work commute, shopping or recreation being efficient and green; Winning scoring the big play or home run, making the big leagues (arriving alive, safe and secure, no crashes, no accidents, no fatalities, no tickets). The idea for Arrive Home Safe and having Maddon as the initial spokesman came after Mary Helen Duke, founder of Arrive Home Safe, attended a Tampa Bay Rays baseball game and spotted Maddon bicycling on Bayshore Boulevard. After recently witnessed the aftermath of two bicyclist/vehicle crashes in Tampa within a three week period which required ambulance service, she appealed to Maddon, an avid bicyclist, to coach the community on roadway safety awareness. Maddon graciously agreed to participate. Many youth baseball players need the ride their bicycles to baseball fields for practice. Duke states: Coach Maddons passion for bicycling and our community education campaign were a perfect fit to help communicate safety messages and reinforce existing roadway safety laws to all parties. Too many people are riding bicycles the wrong way on our roadways and even the wrong way in bike lanes. Bicycles should always ride with traffic both in or out of bike lanes. Pedestrians often pose a danger to themselves and others by not crossing at intersections, walking or jogging in bike lanes and not wearing reflective clothing at night. Improved driving behaviors of both bicyclists and motor vehicle drivers are needed to ensure a three foot clearance zone is provided so bicycles and motor vehicles may pass one another safely on area roadways. The Arrive Home Safe public service announcement, The Right Equipment began airing this season before Tampa Bay Rays home games at Tropicana Field. The PSAs would not have been possible without the assistance of HTV which provided video production services for the safety campaign and the Tampa Bay Rays organization. For more information, go to www.arrivehomesafe.org. To lend your support to the Arrive Home Safe awareness campaign, contact arrivehomesafe@aol.com or check out Arrive Home Safe on Facebook. Tampa Bay Rays boss backs road safety program All dinners are open to the public in the dining hall: Saturday Breakfast is served from 8 to 10 a.m. Donation is $4. The Men's Auxiliary will resume serving shrimp and wing baskets with coleslaw and fries on the first and third Friday of the month. The first is Friday, Jan. 4 from 4 to 6 p.m. The Fish Fry held on the second and fourth Friday will be serving on Jan. 11, from 4 to 6 p.m. The VFW Holiday Party will take place on Saturday, Dec. 29. The party includes dinner-dancing-comedy show. The buffet sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary will be served from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The buffet includes baked ham, roasted potatoes, mixed vegetables, green salad, rolls and dessert. After the dinner, The Comedy Show sponsored by VFW Post 4781 will feature Carol Nelson, Krazy Carol", a recording artist from Sarasota. The evening's entertainment will also include music and dancing. Tickets for all of these events are $20 per person. Pre-sale tickets only. No tickets will be sold the door. Tickets can be purchased in the Canteen daily. Bingo is open to the public each Monday and Thursday with early bird specials beginning at 11:30 a.m. Lunch is available. Members and guests (non-members must be signed in by a VFW Post 4781 member): Monday Night Bar Bingo will resume on Jan. 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. Join us for karaoke on Friday, Dec. 28, from 6 to 10 p.m. with Blast From The Past. Canteen lunches are served Monday through Friday from opening to 3 p.m. Friday's feature is Bob's Steak and Cheese. Hall rental: Includes a non-smoking hall with catering and kitchen services available. The reasonable rates vary based on specific needs. For more information contact Bob O. at 904-716-0578. (Please leave a message and we will return your call.) VFW Post 4781 is at 9401 S.W. 110th St. (behind Sim's Furniture) 352-873-4781. Upcoming events at VFW 4781 Dear EarthTalk: It might seem obvious, but what would be the primary benefits of public transit as an alternative to the private automobile if our country were to make a major commitment to it? -James Millerton, Armstrong, PA The benefits of making a major commitment to building up and efficiently managing a larger and more comprehensive public transit network are many. According to the National Alliance of Public Transportation Advocates (NAPTA), an organization that represents grassroots transit coalitions, organizations and advocates, expanded public transit, coordinated with greener development and other operational efficiencies, can reduce our carbon footprint by some 24 percent, which is significant given that carbon dioxide (CO2) output from the transportation sector as a whole account for 28 percent of total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. After all, buses and trains burn much less fuel per rider than a car with a single rider in it. Switching to public transit for a typical 20-mile round trip commute would decrease a commuters annual greenhouse gas emissions by some 4,800 pounds a year, which is equal to about a 10 percent reduction in a twocar households carbon footprint. Another group, the American Public Transit Association (APTA), reports that current use of public transit in the U.S. already saves 37 million metric tons of CO2 annually, equivalent to the emissions resulting from electricity generation to power some five million typical American homes. A massive shift to public transit would also be good for our pocketbooks. According to NAPTA, U.S. car owners can save as much as $112 billion a year in gasoline and other vehicle costs. Public transportation offers an immediate alternative for individuals seeking to reduce their energy use and carbon footprints, reports NAPTA. Taking public transportation far exceeds the combined benefits of using energy-efficient light bulbs, adjusting thermostats, weatherizing one's home, and replacing a refrigerator. As to reducing oil use, NAPTA says public transit already saves Americans the equivalent of 4.2 billion gallons of gasoline annually, or some 900,000 automobile fill-ups every day. And the Texas Transportation Institute (TTI) reports that individuals who live in areas served by public transportation save more than 300 million gallons of fuel a year. Meanwhile individuals The primary benefits of mass transit E ARTH TALK PLEASESEEEARTH PAGE20 Eyecare hours are: M T TH F 8:30 -5:00; W 1:00-6:00 Select Sat. are available United Health Care Medicare and Blue Cross Blue Shield Provider Heath Brook Commons (next to Publix) 5400 SW College Rd/Highway 200, Suite 106, Ocala, FL 34474 Dr. James A. 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Friday, December 28, 2012 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 6 ~ Friday, December 28, 2012 www.smcitizen.com ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Its a good time for reunions with those very special people from your past. You could be pleasantly surprised by what comes to light during one of these get-togethers. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) The new year gets off to an encouraging start for the Bold Bovine who takes that demanding workplace challenge by the horns and steers it in the right direction. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) The clever Gemini will be quick to spot the telltale signs of workplace changes that could open up new opportunities for the right person. (And thats you, isnt it?) CANCER (June 21 to July 22) The Moon Childs postholiday letdown soon lifts as you begin to get back into your comfortable routine. Someone from your past extends a surprise bid to reconnect. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Youve been the ultimate social Lion over the holidays. Now its time to relax and recharge your energy so you can be at your best when you pounce on that new project. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) A relationship could be moving in a direction you might not want to follow. Step back for a better overview of the situation. You might be surprised at what you see. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Emotions rule at the start of the week, affecting your perception about a decision. Best advice: Avoid commitments until that good Libran sense kicks back in. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) A longtime friendship could take a romantic turn early in the new year. While this pleases your passionate side, your logical self might want to go slow. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Someone might make a surprising disclosure about a trusted friend or workplace colleague. Stay cool and reserve judgment until you get more facts. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) You might think youve found what youve been looking for. But appearances can be deceiving. Dont act on your discovery until you know more about it. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Youre no doubt anxious for that confusing situation to be cleared up. But dont press for a quick resolution or you might overlook some vital facts. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Now that your holiday distractions are easing, you need to apply yourself to getting those unfinished tasks done so you can begin a new project with a clean slate. BORN THIS WEEK: People respect both your wisdom and your deep sense of loyalty and compassion. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. Marion Countys Most Wanted Caleb Nathaniel Bishop, 22, felony violation of probation for possession of a controlled substance. Deanna Lusby, 30, felony warrant aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, throwing a deadly missile, criminal mischief damage $200 or less. Andrew Roberts, 32, felony violation of probation grand theft. Terrance Lamar Roberts, 22, felony bench warrant failure to appear drug court, carrying concealed firearm. Irvin (Irving) Lamar Smothers, 23, felony bench warrant failure to appear arraignment tamper with a witness and/or victim, battery prior offense, resist or obstruct officer without violence. Tanee Brianna Walls, 20, order to take into custody no valid drivers license. BY ENID B. JONES Special to the Citizen The next meeting of the Marion Oaks Democratic Club will be Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Marion Oaks Community Center, Building B. There will not be a meeting in January. The meeting in November was well attended, moreso than many other meetings throughout the year. It was once again a night of acknowledgement of the hard work of all. Recognition was given to members who provided access to their homes to serve as satellite centers for the Organization for America during the last two weeks leading into the election on Nov. 6, and on Election Day itself. The extraordinary efforts of members who opened their homes and provided refreshments to other members as they registered voters and worked through strategies for the success that the election was for democrats, were especially noted. Recognition was given to members for writing letters to the editors of local papers, circulating e-mails relevant to the candidates and the amendments on the ballots, sharing same information on social media, and using other non-traditional ways of motivating voters. There were some de-briefing activities during which it was noted that strategies for transporting voters the polls need to be improved to avoid bottlenecks. We celebrated with ice cream and cake and some impromptu dancing. This meeting was also a bit somber for officers as it is the time of the year to pass on the gavel to the new group of members who want to serve on the board. Much kudos to us, the outgoing board members for fighting the good fight and winning! The nominating committee will complete their work at the next meeting and the new officers will be voted in office. To complement the celebratory mood information was shared on a bus trip going to Washington, D.C., for the inauguration on Jan. 21. The trip will start on Friday, Jan. 18, and conclude on Wednesday, Jan. 23. Contact John Harris at 407-436-2435 or Riley Smith at 407-637-6448, or Donna Milton at 352-598-5051 for more information. There was also an announcement of the inauguration ball that will be hosted by the Marion County Democratic Executive Committee in January. For more information on the ball contact DEC at 352-402-9494. We were reminded that there is still work to be done. DEC needs volunteers to help with answering the phone on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in order to carry on this work Marion Oaks Democrats meet Chabad of Marion County and The Villages Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) will launch a new Torah Studies course in January. Classes will be held in Ocala at The Chabad Jewish Center, beginning Jan. 2, 7 to 8 p.m., and continue for 11 consecutive Wednesday evenings. Like all of Chabads courses, this latest adult education offering is designed for people at all levels of Jewish knowledge. This course is truly novel in the way it probes the depths of classic Jewish thought to address the issues we face in contemporary Jewish life, says Rabbi Yossi Hecht, the course instructor. I am looking forward to the great discussions that these texts no doubt will generate. The dialogue among participants is often my favorite part of the class. Some of the topics to be addressed are the Jewish perspective on realizing your true potential, human struggle, and the power of a single action. The season will also touch upon the seasonal holidays. Suggested donation for the entire course is $36, textbook are $15. Call Chabad at 352-291-2218 to enroll or email info@jewishmarion.org. The Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) is the adult education arm of the worldwide Chabad movement. JLIs classes and programs are offered at various locations in more than 300 cities nationwide and internationally. More than 150,000 people have attended JLI classes since its founding in 1998. Every course offered by JLI is taught concurrently in all locations, helping to create a truly global learning community. Chabad launches Torah studies course Upcoming Moose activitiesFriday, Dec. 28, fish or shrimp 5 to 7 p.m., Kenn E Grube-Elvis on Tour 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, taco buffet 5 to 7 p.m., Kenny Jackson Karaoke 6 to 10 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30, Bar Bingo 4 to 6 p.m., football in the Social Quarters. Monday, Dec. 31, New Years Eve party 5 to 7 p.m. Prime rib dinner Kenny Jackson show advance tickets available. Tuesday, Jan. 1, No dart league due to the holiday. Wednesday, Jan. 2, Membership appreciation 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, Cards 1 p.m. open darts 5 p.m. Shuffleboard 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, fish or shrimp 5 to 7 p.m. Timeless Tunes karaoke 6 to 10 p.m. West Marion Moose Lodge 2356, open for members and qualified guests, is at 10411 S.W. 110th St., one mile north of State Road 200 across from Oak Run entrance. Phone is 352-854-2200. 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. R AMUNNO L AW F IRM P A Lorenzo Ramunno, Esq. Member of Florida Bar and New York Bar Wills and Estate Planning Probate Law Trusts and Trust Administration Real Estate Contracts Powers of Attorney Pre-Marital Agreements We offer free consultations for Estate Planning Serving clients in Florida for 23 years. 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Friday, December 28, 2012 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 20 ~ Friday, December 28, 2012 www.smcitizen.com 352-237-2796 Family Owned & Operated Since 1972 Licensed & Insured #3803 Dependable A Division of R.C. Cohn Construction 000CE2V CONCRETE WORK REPAIRING OLD INSTALLING NEW We Make Your Concrete Look Good Specializing in Repairing Concrete Driveways Pool Decks Patios Entrance Ways Advantages: Mildew & Oil Resistant Non Skid Protection Easy to Keep Clean Commercial Grade Quality RENEWED SURFACES BY ELOISE HOLLYFIELD ejh2025@gmail.com Saving lives, giving to needy children at this special time of year, and an opportunity to participate in a theatre performance constitutes this weeks OTOW Happenings. Lions Club The OTOW Lions Club wishes to express their deepest thanks to the good residents of OTOW Communities for their support to the Christmas gifts endeavor to provide toys for needy children. Approximately 150 toys were donated. Last week, Mike Conley, of the Friendship Fire Station 62, picked up the toys for distribution to these precious children. For each of you who took the time to donate, hold this thought in your heart: there is a precious child out there who will have a smile on his or her face when opening what may be the only present received for Christmas. The Club is pleased to have been able to donate approximately 110 Christmas mugs to residents of Quiet Oaks, an assisted living facility.Life South Blood MobileMonday, Jan. 7, offers you a different means of celebrating the New Year and the rest of the recent holiday season. You can continue feeling good about yourself and the New Year by dropping by the OTOW Health and Recreation Center parking lot where the Life South Bloodmobile will be parked from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. and donating a pint of your blood. This gift from you to three others; thats right, just one pint of your blood can save three other lives. is yours to give. Those who receive your blood may be children or men and women of all ages, and you will have helped save them. They may be local folks, even your neighbors, or they could be travelers returning home from their holiday in the area. With your help, the generosity of the season keeps on giving. Your stop will be quick and easy, you will feel better for having made your donation, and there will be a little gift each time you give. Just pick up one of those free homemade cookies on the way out! The Theatre GroupThe Theatre Group at OTOW is putting on a funny murder mystery in April and will be holding auditions on Wednesday, Jan. 9 at 2 p.m. in room C at the Arbor Conference Center. If you are an On Top of the World resident and think you could act in this play, please call Anne Merrick, Director, know ahead of time, and she will give you some more information about the play, rehearsal schedules and performance dates. Her phone number is 352-732-0706. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year (Feliz Navidad y Feliz Ao Nuevo)! Indigo East Christmas PartyOTOWs Indigo East community held its annual Christmas Party at the Indigo East Community Center. The room was decorated with festive Christmas arrangements. The tables were beautifully arranged with gold plates and glittery gold candle centerpieces on each of the tables. Brick City Catering catered the event. The food was outstanding! Turkey with all the trimmings was served along with several varieties of delicious pies for dessert. Entertainment was provided by the OTOW Theater Group. The group put on a comedy Christmas radio show skit. Door prizes were also given out. Everyone had a good time enjoying fellowship and holiday spirit with our great Indigo East neighbors. Special thanks goes out to all of the people who worked hard to make this event a success, especially Betty Chadwell, Kathy and Harold Brouillard, Bob and Eve Gillespie, Barbara and Larry Kratz, Irene Higley, Prudence Goodman, Sarah Logue, Sue and Richard Copeland, Helga and Dutch Schulze, Marylou and Fred Masone and Beth Covin. Lions thank community for Christmas gift endeavor OTOW HAPPENINGS PHOTO BY MIKE ROPPELDont know if it will get this cold this week, but this is what the photographer found when he stepped outside last week. can save upwards of $9,000 a year by taking public transportation instead of driving and by living with one less car. An improved quality of life is yet another benefit of more public transit. In some ways public transit can be considered a life saver: It produces 95 percent less carbon monoxide and nearly 50 percent less nitrogen oxideboth key triggers for asthma and other respiratory and cardiovascular health problemsper passenger-mile than driving a private vehicle. Also, transit users tend to be healthier than car commuters because they walk more, which increases their fitness levels. Public transit use also means fewer cars on the road, thus reduced travel timesand less stress and road rage accordinglyfor everyone. TTI reports that Americans living in areas served by public transportation save themselves almost 800 million hours in travel time every year.CONTACTS: NAPTA, www.publictransportation.org; APTA, www.apta.com; TTI, tti.tamu.edu.Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that children are sicker today than they were a generation ago and that pesticides have played a major role? -Maria Jenkins, Clewiston, FL Its impossible to say with certainty that our modern reliance on pesticides is directly causing more of our children to get sick more often, but lots of new research points in that direction. An October 2012 report by Pesticide Action Network North America (PANNA) entitled A Generation in Jeopardy examines dozens of recent studies and concludes that the influx of pesticides in our society is taking a heavy toll on our kids health and intelligence. Children today are sicker than they were a generation ago, reports the group. From childhood cancers to autism, birth defects and asthma, a wide range of childhood diseases and disorders are on the rise. PANNAs assessment of the latest science leaves little room for doubt: pesticides are one key driver of this sobering trend. Pesticides are all around us today. We are exposed to them via the foods we eat and the air we breathe. As a result, we all carry trace amounts of them in our bloodstreams. Childrens bodies, since they are still developing, are particularly susceptible to health problems from pesticide exposure. Kids routinely come in contact with pesticides inside their homes and schools and out in their backyards, schoolyards and parks. Even family pets, many of which wear pesticide-laden flea collars and powders, can be a source of pesticide exposure for children. According to PANNA, even extremely low levels of pesticide exposure can cause significant health problems, particularly during pregnancy and early childhood. New research links pesticide exposure to harm to the structure and functioning of the brain and nervous system. Pesticides may harm a developing child by blocking the absorption of important food nutrients necessary for normal healthy growth, reports the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Another way pesticides may cause harm is if a child's excretory system is not fully developed, the body may not fully remove pesticides. Exposure to pesticides during certain critical developmental periods can permanently alter a growing childs biological systems. The result, warns PANNA, is an increase in birth defects and early puberty and noticeable increases in asthma, obesity, diabetes and some cancers. Whats appalling is that we have known about these dangers for decades yet have done little about it. Nearly 20 years ago, scientists at the National Research Council called for swift action to protect young and growing bodies from pesticides, says PANNA. Yet today, U.S. children continue to be exposed to pesticides that are known to be harmful in places they live, learn and play. For its part, the EPA does evaluate childrens exposure to pesticide residues in common foods and evaluates new and existing pesticides to assess risks, creating guidelines and regulations accordingly. But many would like to see the EPA take a stronger stand against the widespread use of pesticides across the U.S. There are several ways individuals can minimize pesticide exposures for themselves and their loved ones. Buy organic food whenever possible. Avoid chemical sprays and bug traps inside and out of the home. And steer clear of farms and other agricultural lands that regularly get sprayed with pesticides. CONTACTS: PANNA, www.panna.org; EPA, www.epa.gov.EarthTalk is written and edited by Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss and is a registered trademark of E The Environmental Magazine (www.emagazine.com). Send questions to: earthtalk@emagazine.com. 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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. 5 Deceased vets names to be read The reading of the names of area veterans who have passed away in the previous three months will be carried out by members of the Stone Creek Veterans organization at the Ocala-Marion County Veterans Park on Saturday, Jan. 5, beginning at 10 a.m. Taking part in the event will be members of Belleview High School ROTC, the Marion County Sheriffs Department, and the New Apostolic Church Choir. Chess Club to meet The chess club that formed at the Freedom Public Library meets the first Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grab your board and chess pieces and come on down. Interested persons are invited to attend for a rousing game of chess. Its your move! For more information, call Ron at 352873-2276. Sunday, Jan. 6 OTOW Concert ChorusOn Sunday, Jan. 6, the OTOW Concert Chorus will wrap-up the holidays with A Medley of Christmas Songs including music from the movie and stage show White Christmas. The chorus will perform, under the direction of Christine Douglas, in the Health and Recreation Ballroom in the On Top of the World Community at 3 p.m. We encourage all to attend this free event and enjoy the efforts of the members of this chorus. A free will offering will be taken and the funds will be used to buy new music so the chorus can continue to entertain with new songs. For further information contact President, Joan Stenson at 352-873-0340. 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.Sunday, Jan. 13 Jazz group at CountrysideThe next Sunday Afternoon Arts at Countryside will take place on Sunday, Jan. 13, at 3 p.m. The performers will be The Usual Suspects, formerly Opus III, Ocalas premium jazz group, consisting of Don Gold on drums, Charlie Remillard on keyboard, Dean Millward on bass and Alto Sax Mike Holt. They have performed at the Appleton Museum, with the Kingdom of the Sun Band, the Savannah Club in The Villages and the Jazz Up street fair in Dunnellon. They also perform at all Munroe Hospitals official functions. The program will be a tribute to some of the Great Jazz Giants of the 50s, 60s and 70s, such as Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington, Thelonius Monk and John Coltrane. With some of Brazils Bossa Nova and The American Song Book to finish. The public is invited and admission is free but donations will be appreciated. For further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633. Sunday Sampler: Two Petes and Mike (2PM)The Sunday Sampler offers music lovers the opportunity of being entertained by Two Petes and a Mike on Jan. 13 at 2:30 p.m. in the historic Dunnellon Depot, 12061 S. Williams St., Dunnellon. PM hails from Floral City and is composed of Pete Hennings, Pete Price, and Mike Jurgensen. They are three diversely talented musicians and songwriters, who are long time friends who joined forces because of their love for harmonies. All three have performed at festivals and acoustic venues around Florida for many years, both as solo artists and as members of other groups, including Myriad (Jurgensen and Hennings), Jon Semmes and the Florida Friends (Hennings and Price), and Sno Rogers (Price). With Price on lead guitar and bass, Hennings on guitar, bass, mandolin, and fiddle and Jurgensen on guitar and harmonica, these three musicians add vocal harmonies to the mix to produce a magical musical blend. Mike is a three time winner of the Will McLean Florida Song Contest. The trio has been compared to Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young and to the Eagles with a Florida flavor. It should be a great way to spend the afternoon at this first Sunday Sampler of 2013. Donation is 10 dollars at the door and includes complimentary snacks at intermission. Funds help support artists who educate through writing and singing about Florida. For information call 352489-3766. Please visit www.willmclean.com for details on the 2013 Will McLean Festival (March 8-10) and for information entering on the 2013 Song Contest by Dec. 31. Saturday, Jan. 19 Circle Square Health, Wellness ExpoThe 11th annual Health and Wellness Expo will be held on Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Circle Square Cultural Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come and see what Ocala has to offer in the field of health care and learn the latest in medical advances. This is a free event and open to the public. The Expo is sponsored by On Top of the World Communities and Munroe Regional Medical Center (MRMC) and will feature various services offered by the hospital, including information on heart health, diabetes, stroke, nutrition and more. Representatives from area health-care related agencies will also be on hand to provide information and answer questions regarding your health. Additionally, The Ranch Fitness Center and Spa and On Top of the World certified fitness instructors will offer a variety of exercise demonstrations throughout the day. Participate in the ZUMBA Fitness Jam on The Town Square at Circle Square Commons from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.; a donation of $5 per person will go toward the March of Dimes, or with a $25 donation you will receive a tie-dyed ZUMBA t-shirt. The Circle Square Cultural Center is at 8395 S.W. 80th St.. For more information, visit the website at www.CSCulturalCenter.com or call 352-854-3670. Friday, December 28, 2012 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com 4 ~ Friday, December 28, 2012 www.smcitizen.com E arlier this week Christmas day was a beehive of activity with opening presents, visiting relatives, feasting on a scrumptious turkey dinner and cleaning up afterward. It all made me feel dead tired, so I relaxed while watching TV. On the news Santa announced that fiscal cliff reverberations have made it necessary to make restructuring changes at the North Pole. In addition, the North Pole no longer dominates the seasons gift distribution business. The recession and on-line Internet ordering have diminished Santas market share and he could not withstand further erosion of income. Donner and Blitzen will take an early reindeer retirement package. This downsizing will be possible through the purchase of a late model lightweight Korean sled for Santas annual trip. Improved productivity from Dasher and Dancer is anticipated and should take up the slack with no discernible loss of service. Reduction in reindeer will also lessen airborne environmental emissions for which the North Pole has been cited and received unfavorable press. Rudolphs role will not be disturbed. Tradition still counts for something at the North Pole. Management denies that Rudolphs nose got that way not from the cold, but from substance abuse. Calling Rudolph a lush who was into the sauce and never did pull his share of the load was an unfortunate comment, made by one of Santas helpers who was terminated in the downsizing of elfs, as if they werent small enough. Continuing in the news was the breaking story on the Twelve Days of Christmas. Fiscal cliff results and impending Obamacare have made it necessary to do some optimization. The partridge will be retained, but the pear tree never turned out to be the cash crop forecasted. A plastic imitation tree, providing considerable savings in maintenance, will replace it. The two turtledoves represent a redundancy that is simply not cost effective. In addition, their romance during working hours could not be condoned. The positions will be eliminated. The three French hens will remain intact. After all, everyone loves the French. The four calling birds will be replaced by an automated voice mail system, with a call waiting option. An analysis is underway to determine whom the birds have been calling, how often, how long they talked, and whether billing the birds is justified. The five golden rings remain but diversification is expected when the market starts its recovery because maintaining a portfolio based on one commodity is too risky. The six geese-a-laying constitutes a luxury that can no longer be afforded. Three geese will be let go, and an upgrading in the selection procedure will assure management that from now on every goose it gets will be a good one. The seven swans-aswimming is obviously a number chosen in better times. The function is primarily decorative. Mechanical swans are on order. The current swans will be taught some new strokes and therefore enhance their outplacement. As you know, the eight maids-a-milking concept has been under heavy scrutiny by the EEOC. Because male milkers cannot be hired at prevailing wages, all milking will be automated. The maids will be retrained to qualify for a-mending, or a-mentoring. Nine ladies dancing has always been an odd number. This function will be phased out as these individuals grow older and trip over the rug rather than cut a rug. Ten Lords-a-leaping is overkill. The high cost of Lords has led the Compensation Committee to suggest replacing this group with ten out-of-work Republicans. While leaping ability may be somewhat sacrificed, the savings are significant because we expect an oversupply of unemployed Republicans in the future. Eleven pipers piping and twelve drummers drumming is a simple case of the band getting too big. Substitution of prerecorded music will produce substantial savings. The pipers will be retrained as plumbers and the drummers will be told to beat it. When I woke up in front of the TV, I realized it was all a dream. Santa with Rudolph and all nine reindeer will still bring toys to all good girls and boys next year and forever after. The Twelve Days of Christmas will still dominate radio broadcasts for years to come. Christmas traditions will live on forever and celebrating Christs birth will never be diminished by anything. Oak Run residents Dick and Jane wish you a Happy New Year. Some late-breaking, post-Christmas North Pole news P UN ALLEY D F Dick Frank Community calendar SOUTH MARION Citizen The South Marion Citizen is a free community newspaper covering news of communities in southwest Marion County including Oak Run, Pine Run, Palm Cay, On Top of the World, Kingsland Country Estates, Countryside Farms, Marion Landing, Majestic Oaks, Hidden Lake, Woods and Meadows Estates, Paddock Farms, Saddle Oak Club, Deer Creek, Cherrywood Estates, Hardwood Trails, Candler Hills, Country Oaks, and Harvest Meadows, among others. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Citizen: If your community is listed above and the Citizen is not delivered to your home and you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 200 Corridor, call 854-3986CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481 Editor Jim Clark Circulation Barbara Jaggers Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean and Kristy Kaigan General Manager John Provost Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Deadline for classified ads :Deadline for display advertising : Tuesday 4 p.m. before publicationMonday 5 p.m. before publication READER SERVICES I want to get news in the Citizen. Call editor Jim Clark at 352-854-3986 or send by e-mail to editor@smcitizen.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Citizenoffice in Kingsland Plaza. 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ber 2011, there are 4,711 more people with jobs and 5,016 fewer unemployed. Skinner also pointed out that last month, 545 employers posted 1,602 jobs with Workforce Connection, representing a 57.5percent increase in employers over the year and a 98-percent spike in job postings. At the same time, Workforce Connection placed 1,161 unemployed in jobs in November. Since January, Workforce Connection has placed 9,011 in jobs. According to Rebecca Rust, DEOs chief economist said the Workforce Connection region is not alone as all 67 counties had declines in unemployment rate over the year, while 25 counties experienced similar slight increases, 33 counties dropped over the month, and nine remained flat. Because movements were very small over the month, thats why we emphasize that you talk about movement over the year, Rust said. Here is how employment numbers break down for each county: Citrus Countys labor force dropped by 603 over the month to 56,261, the number of employed fell by 564 to 51,076 and those without jobs dropped by 39 to 5,185. Compared to November of 2011, the labor force expanded by 310, the number of employed rose by 1,545 and the number of jobless dropped 1,235 from 6,420. Levy Countys labor force fell by 267 since October to 16,866, employment dropped by 246 jobs to 15,381 and the number of unemployed declined by 21 to 1,485. Over the year, the labor force has remained virtually the same, the number of employed increased by 233 and the number of unemployed dropped by 348. Marion Countys labor force shrank by 2,136 to 133,650, the number of those with jobs decreased by 2,036 to 121,327 and those unemployed dropped by 100 to 12,323. That represents over the year gains of 500 to the labor force, an increase of 2,933 with jobs and a drop of 3,433 from 15,756 in the number of those unemployed. Among Floridas counties, Marion Countys unemployment rate ranked 10th, Citrus County 11th and Levy County dropped to 18th. The Ocala MSA had the fourth highest unemployment rate among the states 22 MSAs, behind Palm Coast with 11.4 percent, Port St. Lucie with 9.8 percent and SebastianVero Beach with 9.6 percent. The Ocala MSAs nonagricultural employment in November was 93,100, up 100 jobs over the month and an increase of 1.7 percent or 1,600 jobs over the year. Six major industries gained jobs over the year, led by education and health services, leisure and hospitality and trade, transportation and utilities with an increase of 500 jobs each; manufacturing, professional and business services and other services (+100 each). Government was the only industry that lost jobs over the year (-100 jobs). Mining, logging and construction, information and financial activities remained unchanged over the year. DEOs Rust said that among positive signs statewide is that there continues to be a drop in number of job losers those laid off from 54 percent to 53.6 percent as well as an increase in the number of new job entrants, up from 10.7 to 11.1 percent and job re-entrants from 27.1 to 27.6 percent. Rust cited a number of additional signs of improvement in Floridas economic conditions, including: Floridas unemployment rate was down 2.0 percentage points from the November 2011 rate of 10.1 percent. It was the 24th consecutive month of overthe-year declines in Floridas unemployment rate. The current unemployment rate was down 3.3 percentage points from the last recession peak rate of 11.4 percent reached in January and February 2010 and was the lowest rate since November 2008. Floridas annual job growth rate has been positive for the past 28 months. Prior to this, the state had been losing jobs for three years. Floridas online job ads were up 12.4 percent over the year. Initial claims for Reemployment Assistance were down 7.6 percent from a year ago. Florida housing starts were up 60.2 percent over the year, reaching a level of 4,270 in November. An estimated 21.9 million visitors came to Florida in the third quarter of 2012, an increase of 3.5 percent over the same period in 2011. Overseas visitors were up 5.5 percent in 2012 Q3 compared to 2011 Q3. Taxable sales were $24.6 billion in September (preliminary), an increase of 5.6 percent over the year. November tax revenue (seasonally adjusted) was up 5.9 percent compared to a year ago. This marked the 32nd straight month of annual increases. Workforce Connection is the local, business-led organization dedicated to connecting qualified workers with local employers in Citrus, Levy and Marion counties through cost-effective, high-quality employment, training and education services in collaboration with business, community, education, economic development and government partners. On average, 36,000 job seekers and 1,500 businesses receive services at no charge each year. To obtain a full copy of the November 2012 unemployment reports or to find out more about Workforce Connections upcoming events and services, visit ww.clmworkforce.com or call 1-800-434-JOBS, ext. 1234. Friday, December 28, 2012 ~ 3 www.smcitizen.com 22 ~ Friday, December 28, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Read the classifieds This weeks puzzle answers that, though we all struggle to try to understand what we could never understand, the precious lives lost in Newtown, on Dec. 14 will forever be remembered. Additionally, an enlightening article by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D titled, How to talk to the Children and Teens in Your Life about the Newtown, CT, Tragedy is available as an online resource for community via the Highland Memorial Park/HersBaxley blog site at: http://blog.hiers-baxley.com/ and via Facebook at: www.facebook.com/HiersBaxleyFuneralServices. 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BRIEFS OTOW Theatre Group to hold murder auditionsThe Theatre Group at OTOW is putting on a funny murder mystery in April and will be holding auditions on Wednesday, Jan. 9 at 2 p.m. in room C at the Arbor Conference center. If you live at On Top of the World and think you could act in this play please let Anne Merrick, your director, know ahead of time and she will give you some more information about the play, rehearsal schedules and performance dates. Her phone number is 352-732-0706. Five Points of Life Kids Marathon Nearly 400 kids and many parents are expected to take part in the Jan. 20 Five Points of Life Kids Marathon in Ocala, but the real start for this run was months ago. The event is presented by Dr. Jones Orthodontics of Ocala. Back in the fall these youngsters began working toward the goal of running a marathon one piece at a time. The 1.2 miles theyll cover, along a course at Boyds Marketplace behind the Paddock Mall, is more of a celebration than a race, although many of the youngsters will be feeling the competitive spirit and the excitement that morning. They started in their neighborhoods and on their school grounds. The lofty goal 26.2 miles is the official distance for a marathon. They run or walk a little at a time, keeping a log of their distance, with the hope of reaching their goal Jan. 20 at the finish line. The Five Points of Life Foundation was started by LifeSouth Community Blood Centers as a way to raise awareness about the five ways to share life. The Five Points of Life Web site, www.fivepointsoflife.org, has more information about the program INDEX Bookmark...........................17 Cherrywood......................12 Classifieds...........................23 Marion Oaks.........................6 Oak Run...............................11 Opinion..................................8 OTOW.....................................5 Out to Pastor.....................10 Pun Alley.............................21 Puzzles.................................19CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & Businesses FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2012 VOLUME 18 NUMBER 31 www.smcitizen.com 24 ~ Friday, December 28, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Highland Memorial Park, a 55acre memorial park in northeast Ocala, has established a memorial site for community to come together to honor the memory of the 26 victims of the Newtown, Connecticut, tragedy. Off Silver Springs Boulevard, on Northeast Third Street and just inside the entrance gates of Highland Memorial Park, stuffed animals, balloons, flowers, candles and messages of support lay beneath an eight foot banner which includes photos of the victims of the Sandy Hook tragedy. The park is open daily from dawn until dusk. As a tribute to the Sandy Hook School Shooting Victims, community members can pay their respects by placing flowers, mementos, or by simply visiting the memorial to offer up a prayer any time during regular park hours. While this is just one of the many thoughtful acts being done around the nation in memory of the victims of Sandy Hook School, it is also meant to be a reminder PHOTO BY JIM CLARKThis display is just inside the gate at Highland Memorial on Northeast 3rd Street. Memorial set up locally PLEASESEEMEMORIAL PAGE3 Workforce Connections regional unemployment rate for November was 9.2 percent, up 0.1 percent over the month and down 2.4 percent from one year ago. Out of a labor force of 206,777 there were 18,993 jobless, a drop of 135 over the month and 5,016 fewer than in November 2011. The November 2012 unemployment rates, released recently by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), were 9.2 percent in Marion County, up 0.1 percent over the month; 9.2 percent in Citrus County, unchanged since October; and 8.8 percent in Levy County, also unchanged over the month. Floridas not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 7.9 percent in November, down 0.3 percent, and the national unemployment rate was 7.4 percent, a drop of 0.1 percent. Workforce Connection CEO Rusty Skinner said that the slight fluctuation over the month is puzzling since the influx of seasonal hires was expected to have a greater impact but not alarming. To gauge how were doing, you have to look at where we were a year ago, Skinner said. And were definitely seeing some positive movement. Skinner noted that while the labor force is about the same size as it was in NovemUnemployment rate climbs slightly, latest figures show PLEASESEEJOBLESS PAGE3 Oak Run parade pictures Photos by Ron Ratner 000DG79



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BRIEFS OTOW Theatre Group to hold murder auditionsThe Theatre Group at OTOW is putting on a funny murder mystery in April and will be holding auditions on Wednesday, Jan. 9 at 2 p.m. in room C at the Arbor Conference center. If you live at On Top of the World and think you could act in this play please let Anne Merrick, your director, know ahead of time and she will give you some more information about the play, rehearsal schedules and performance dates. Her phone number is 352-732-0706.Five Points of Life Kids MarathonNearly 400 kids and many parents are expected to take part in the Jan. 20 Five Points of Life Kids Marathon in Ocala, but the real start for this run was months ago. The event is presented by Dr. Jones Orthodontics of Ocala. Back in the fall these youngsters began working toward the goal of running a marathon one piece at a time. The 1.2 miles theyll cover, along a course at Boyds Marketplace behind the Paddock Mall, is more of a celebration than a race, although many of the youngsters will be feeling the competitive spirit and the excitement that morning. They started in their neighborhoods and on their school grounds. The lofty goal 26.2 miles is the official distance for a marathon. They run or walk a little at a time, keeping a log of their distance, with the hope of reaching their goal Jan. 20 at the finish line. The Five Points of Life Foundation was started by LifeSouth Community Blood Centers as a way to raise awareness about the five ways to share life. The Five Points of Life Web site, www.fivepointsoflife.org, has more information about the program INDEX Bookmark...........................17 Cherrywood......................12 Classifieds...........................23 Marion Oaks.........................6 Oak Run...............................11 Opinion..................................8 OTOW.....................................5 Out to Pastor.....................10 Pun Alley.............................21 Puzzles.................................19CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & BusinessesFRIDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2012 VOLUME 18 NUMBER 31 www.smcitizen.com24~ Friday, December 28, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Highland Memorial Park, a 55acre memorial park in northeast Ocala, has established a memorial site for community to come together to honor the memory of the 26 victims of the Newtown, Connecticut, tragedy. Off Silver Springs Boulevard, on Northeast Third Street and just inside the entrance gates of Highland Memorial Park, stuffed animals, balloons, flowers, candles and messages of support lay beneath an eight foot banner which includes photos of the victims of the Sandy Hook tragedy. The park is open daily from dawn until dusk. As a tribute to the Sandy Hook School Shooting Victims, community members can pay their respects by placing flowers, mementos, or by simply visiting the memorial to offer up a prayer any time during regular park hours. While this is just one of the many thoughtful acts being done around the nation in memory of the victims of Sandy Hook School, it is also meant to be a reminder PHOTO BY JIM CLARKThis display is just inside the gate at Highland Memorial on Northeast 3rd Street. Memorial set up locally PLEASESEEMEMORIAL, PAGE3 Workforce Connections regional unemployment rate for November was 9.2 percent, up 0.1 percent over the month and down 2.4 percent from one year ago. Out of a labor force of 206,777 there were 18,993 jobless, a drop of 135 over the month and 5,016 fewer than in November 2011. The November 2012 unemployment rates, released recently by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), were 9.2 percent in Marion County, up 0.1 percent over the month; 9.2 percent in Citrus County, unchanged since October; and 8.8 percent in Levy County, also unchanged over the month. Floridas not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 7.9 percent in November, down 0.3 percent, and the national unemployment rate was 7.4 percent, a drop of 0.1 percent. Workforce Connection CEO Rusty Skinner said that the slight fluctuation over the month is puzzling since the influx of seasonal hires was expected to have a greater impact but not alarming. To gauge how were doing, you have to look at where we were a year ago, Skinner said. And were definitely seeing some positive movement. Skinner noted that while the labor force is about the same size as it was in NovemUnemployment rate climbs slightly, latest figures show PLEASESEEJOBLESS, PAGE3 Oak Run parade pictures Photos by Ron Ratner 000DG79

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ber 2011, there are 4,711 more people with jobs and 5,016 fewer unemployed. Skinner also pointed out that last month, 545 employers posted 1,602 jobs with Workforce Connection, representing a 57.5percent increase in employers over the year and a 98-percent spike in job postings. At the same time, Workforce Connection placed 1,161 unemployed in jobs in November. Since January, Workforce Connection has placed 9,011 in jobs. According to Rebecca Rust, DEOs chief economist said the Workforce Connection region is not alone as all 67 counties had declines in unemployment rate over the year, while 25 counties experienced similar slight increases, 33 counties dropped over the month, and nine remained flat. Because movements were very small over the month, thats why we emphasize that you talk about movement over the year, Rust said. Here is how employment numbers break down for each county: Citrus Countys labor force dropped by 603 over the month to 56,261, the number of employed fell by 564 to 51,076 and those without jobs dropped by 39 to 5,185. Compared to November of 2011, the labor force expanded by 310, the number of employed rose by 1,545 and the number of jobless dropped 1,235 from 6,420. Levy Countys labor force fell by 267 since October to 16,866, employment dropped by 246 jobs to 15,381 and the number of unemployed declined by 21 to 1,485. Over the year, the labor force has remained virtually the same, the number of employed increased by 233 and the number of unemployed dropped by 348. Marion Countys labor force shrank by 2,136 to 133,650, the number of those with jobs decreased by 2,036 to 121,327 and those unemployed dropped by 100 to 12,323. That represents over the year gains of 500 to the labor force, an increase of 2,933 with jobs and a drop of 3,433 from 15,756 in the number of those unemployed. Among Floridas counties, Marion Countys unemployment rate ranked 10th, Citrus County 11th and Levy County dropped to 18th. The Ocala MSA had the fourth highest unemployment rate among the states 22 MSAs, behind Palm Coast with 11.4 percent, Port St. Lucie with 9.8 percent and SebastianVero Beach with 9.6 percent. The Ocala MSAs nonagricultural employment in November was 93,100, up 100 jobs over the month and an increase of 1.7 percent or 1,600 jobs over the year. Six major industries gained jobs over the year, led by education and health services, leisure and hospitality and trade, transportation and utilities with an increase of 500 jobs each; manufacturing, professional and business services and other services (+100 each). Government was the only industry that lost jobs over the year (-100 jobs). Mining, logging and construction, information and financial activities remained unchanged over the year. DEOs Rust said that among positive signs statewide is that there continues to be a drop in number of job losers those laid off from 54 percent to 53.6 percent as well as an increase in the number of new job entrants, up from 10.7 to 11.1 percent and job re-entrants from 27.1 to 27.6 percent. Rust cited a number of additional signs of improvement in Floridas economic conditions, including: Floridas unemployment rate was down 2.0 percentage points from the November 2011 rate of 10.1 percent. It was the 24th consecutive month of overthe-year declines in Floridas unemployment rate. The current unemployment rate was down 3.3 percentage points from the last recession peak rate of 11.4 percent reached in January and February 2010 and was the lowest rate since November 2008. Floridas annual job growth rate has been positive for the past 28 months. Prior to this, the state had been losing jobs for three years. Floridas online job ads were up 12.4 percent over the year. Initial claims for Reemployment Assistance were down 7.6 percent from a year ago. Florida housing starts were up 60.2 percent over the year, reaching a level of 4,270 in November. An estimated 21.9 million visitors came to Florida in the third quarter of 2012, an increase of 3.5 percent over the same period in 2011. Overseas visitors were up 5.5 percent in 2012 Q3 compared to 2011 Q3. Taxable sales were $24.6 billion in September (preliminary), an increase of 5.6 percent over the year. November tax revenue (seasonally adjusted) was up 5.9 percent compared to a year ago. This marked the 32nd straight month of annual increases. Workforce Connection is the local, business-led organization dedicated to connecting qualified workers with local employers in Citrus, Levy and Marion counties through cost-effective, high-quality employment, training and education services in collaboration with business, community, education, economic development and government partners. On average, 36,000 job seekers and 1,500 businesses receive services at no charge each year. To obtain a full copy of the November 2012 unemployment reports or to find out more about Workforce Connections upcoming events and services, visit ww.clmworkforce.com or call 1-800-434-JOBS, ext. 1234.Friday, December 28, 2012 ~ 3 www.smcitizen.com 22~ Friday, December 28, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Read the classifieds This weeks puzzle answers that, though we all struggle to try to understand what we could never understand, the precious lives lost in Newtown, on Dec. 14 will forever be remembered. Additionally, an enlightening article by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D titled, How to talk to the Children and Teens in Your Life about the Newtown, CT, Tragedy is available as an online resource for community via the Highland Memorial Park/HersBaxley blog site at: http://blog.hiers-baxley.com/ and via Facebook at: www.facebook.com/HiersBaxleyFuneralServices. Justin Baxley, general manager of Highland Memorial Park and Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services said this, As a father of young children and as a funeral director, my heart breaks for those touched by this tragedy. As a company dedicated to honoring memory and providing healing experiences, we feel this is simply one small way that we can give our community to pay its respects and to stand with the people of Newtown in this time of deep sorrow. MEMORIALCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 JOBLESSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 000DLFH CALLING ALL SENIOR GOLFERS! Membership is open for 2013 Golf Season Save $10 by Dec. 31, 2012 North Central Florida Senior Amateur Golf Tour. Join Today! www.senioramateurgolftour.net Where Amateurs Are Treated Like Pros 000DLIP 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! 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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. 5 Deceased vets names to be readThe reading of the names of area veterans who have passed away in the previous three months will be carried out by members of the Stone Creek Veterans organization at the Ocala-Marion County Veterans Park on Saturday, Jan. 5, beginning at 10 a.m. Taking part in the event will be members of Belleview High School ROTC, the Marion County Sheriffs Department, and the New Apostolic Church Choir. Chess Club to meetThe chess club that formed at the Freedom Public Library meets the first Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grab your board and chess pieces and come on down. Interested persons are invited to attend for a rousing game of chess. Its your move! For more information, call Ron at 352873-2276.Sunday, Jan. 6 OTOW Concert ChorusOn Sunday, Jan. 6, the OTOW Concert Chorus will wrap-up the holidays with A Medley of Christmas Songs including music from the movie and stage show White Christmas. The chorus will perform, under the direction of Christine Douglas, in the Health and Recreation Ballroom in the On Top of the World Community at 3 p.m. We encourage all to attend this free event and enjoy the efforts of the members of this chorus. A free will offering will be taken and the funds will be used to buy new music so the chorus can continue to entertain with new songs. For further information contact President, Joan Stenson at 352-873-0340.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.Sunday, Jan. 13 Jazz group at CountrysideThe next Sunday Afternoon Arts at Countryside will take place on Sunday, Jan. 13, at 3 p.m. The performers will be The Usual Suspects, formerly Opus III, Ocalas premium jazz group, consisting of Don Gold on drums, Charlie Remillard on keyboard, Dean Millward on bass and Alto Sax Mike Holt. They have performed at the Appleton Museum, with the Kingdom of the Sun Band, the Savannah Club in The Villages and the Jazz Up street fair in Dunnellon. They also perform at all Munroe Hospitals official functions. The program will be a tribute to some of the Great Jazz Giants of the 50s, 60s and 70s, such as Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington, Thelonius Monk and John Coltrane. With some of Brazils Bossa Nova and The American Song Book to finish. The public is invited and admission is free but donations will be appreciated. For further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633.Sunday Sampler: Two Petes and Mike (2PM)The Sunday Sampler offers music lovers the opportunity of being entertained by Two Petes and a Mike on Jan. 13 at 2:30 p.m. in the historic Dunnellon Depot, 12061 S. Williams St., Dunnellon. PM hails from Floral City and is composed of Pete Hennings, Pete Price, and Mike Jurgensen. They are three diversely talented musicians and songwriters, who are long time friends who joined forces because of their love for harmonies. All three have performed at festivals and acoustic venues around Florida for many years, both as solo artists and as members of other groups, including Myriad (Jurgensen and Hennings), Jon Semmes and the Florida Friends (Hennings and Price), and Sno Rogers (Price). With Price on lead guitar and bass, Hennings on guitar, bass, mandolin, and fiddle and Jurgensen on guitar and harmonica, these three musicians add vocal harmonies to the mix to produce a magical musical blend. Mike is a three time winner of the Will McLean Florida Song Contest. The trio has been compared to Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young and to the Eagles with a Florida flavor. It should be a great way to spend the afternoon at this first Sunday Sampler of 2013. Donation is 10 dollars at the door and includes complimentary snacks at intermission. Funds help support artists who educate through writing and singing about Florida. For information call 352489-3766. Please visit www.willmclean.com for details on the 2013 Will McLean Festival (March 8-10) and for information entering on the 2013 Song Contest by Dec. 31.Saturday, Jan. 19 Circle Square Health, Wellness ExpoThe 11th annual Health and Wellness Expo will be held on Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Circle Square Cultural Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come and see what Ocala has to offer in the field of health care and learn the latest in medical advances. This is a free event and open to the public. The Expo is sponsored by On Top of the World Communities and Munroe Regional Medical Center (MRMC) and will feature various services offered by the hospital, including information on heart health, diabetes, stroke, nutrition and more. Representatives from area health-care related agencies will also be on hand to provide information and answer questions regarding your health. Additionally, The Ranch Fitness Center and Spa and On Top of the World certified fitness instructors will offer a variety of exercise demonstrations throughout the day. Participate in the ZUMBA Fitness Jam on The Town Square at Circle Square Commons from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.; a donation of $5 per person will go toward the March of Dimes, or with a $25 donation you will receive a tie-dyed ZUMBA t-shirt. The Circle Square Cultural Center is at 8395 S.W. 80th St.. For more information, visit the website at www.CSCulturalCenter.com or call 352-854-3670. Friday, December 28, 2012 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com 4~ Friday, December 28, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Earlier this week Christmas day was a beehive of activity with opening presents, visiting relatives, feasting on a scrumptious turkey dinner and cleaning up afterward. It all made me feel dead tired, so I relaxed while watching TV. On the news Santa announced that fiscal cliff reverberations have made it necessary to make restructuring changes at the North Pole. In addition, the North Pole no longer dominates the seasons gift distribution business. The recession and on-line Internet ordering have diminished Santas market share and he could not withstand further erosion of income. Donner and Blitzen will take an early reindeer retirement package. This downsizing will be possible through the purchase of a late model lightweight Korean sled for Santas annual trip. Improved productivity from Dasher and Dancer is anticipated and should take up the slack with no discernible loss of service. Reduction in reindeer will also lessen airborne environmental emissions for which the North Pole has been cited and received unfavorable press. Rudolphs role will not be disturbed. Tradition still counts for something at the North Pole. Management denies that Rudolphs nose got that way not from the cold, but from substance abuse. Calling Rudolph a lush who was into the sauce and never did pull his share of the load was an unfortunate comment, made by one of Santas helpers who was terminated in the downsizing of elfs, as if they werent small enough. Continuing in the news was the breaking story on the Twelve Days of Christmas. Fiscal cliff results and impending Obamacare have made it necessary to do some optimization. The partridge will be retained, but the pear tree never turned out to be the cash crop forecasted. A plastic imitation tree, providing considerable savings in maintenance, will replace it. The two turtledoves represent a redundancy that is simply not cost effective. In addition, their romance during working hours could not be condoned. The positions will be eliminated. The three French hens will remain intact. After all, everyone loves the French. The four calling birds will be replaced by an automated voice mail system, with a call waiting option. An analysis is underway to determine whom the birds have been calling, how often, how long they talked, and whether billing the birds is justified. The five golden rings remain but diversification is expected when the market starts its recovery because maintaining a portfolio based on one commodity is too risky. The six geese-a-laying constitutes a luxury that can no longer be afforded. Three geese will be let go, and an upgrading in the selection procedure will assure management that from now on every goose it gets will be a good one. The seven swans-aswimming is obviously a number chosen in better times. The function is primarily decorative. Mechanical swans are on order. The current swans will be taught some new strokes and therefore enhance their outplacement. As you know, the eight maids-a-milking concept has been under heavy scrutiny by the EEOC. Because male milkers cannot be hired at prevailing wages, all milking will be automated. The maids will be retrained to qualify for a-mending, or a-mentoring. Nine ladies dancing has always been an odd number. This function will be phased out as these individuals grow older and trip over the rug rather than cut a rug. Ten Lords-a-leaping is overkill. The high cost of Lords has led the Compensation Committee to suggest replacing this group with ten out-of-work Republicans. While leaping ability may be somewhat sacrificed, the savings are significant because we expect an oversupply of unemployed Republicans in the future. Eleven pipers piping and twelve drummers drumming is a simple case of the band getting too big. Substitution of prerecorded music will produce substantial savings. The pipers will be retrained as plumbers and the drummers will be told to beat it. When I woke up in front of the TV, I realized it was all a dream. Santa with Rudolph and all nine reindeer will still bring toys to all good girls and boys next year and forever after. The Twelve Days of Christmas will still dominate radio broadcasts for years to come.Christmas traditions will live on forever and celebrating Christs birth will never be diminished by anything. Oak Run residents Dick and Jane wish you a Happy New Year. Some late-breaking, post-Christmas North Pole news PUN ALLEY D FDick Frank Community calendar SOUTH MARION Citizen The South Marion Citizen is a free community newspaper covering news of communities in southwest Marion County including Oak Run, Pine Run, Palm Cay, On Top of the World, Kingsland Country Estates, Countryside Farms, Marion Landing, Majestic Oaks, Hidden Lake, Woods and Meadows Estates, Paddock Farms, Saddle Oak Club, Deer Creek, Cherrywood Estates, Hardwood Trails, Candler Hills, Country Oaks, and Harvest Meadows, among others. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Citizen: If your community is listed above and the Citizen is not delivered to your home and you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 200 Corridor, call 854-3986CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481 EditorJim Clark Circulation Barbara Jaggers Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean and Kristy Kaigan General Manager John Provost Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Deadline for classified ads :Deadline for display advertising : Tuesday 4 p.m. before publicationMonday 5 p.m. before publication READER SERVICES I want to get news in the Citizen.Call editor Jim Clark at 352-854-3986 or send by e-mail to editor@smcitizen.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Citizenoffice in Kingsland Plaza. 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Friday, December 28, 2012 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 20~ Friday, December 28, 2012 www.smcitizen.com 352-237-2796 Family Owned & Operated Since 1972 Licensed & Insured #3803 Dependable A Division of R.C. Cohn Construction 000CE2V CONCRETE WORK REPAIRING OLD INSTALLING NEW We Make Your Concrete Look Good Specializing in Repairing Concrete Driveways Pool Decks Patios Entrance Ways Advantages: Mildew & Oil Resistant Non Skid Protection Easy to Keep Clean Commercial Grade Quality RENEWED SURFACES BY ELOISE HOLLYFIELD ejh2025@gmail.comSaving lives, giving to needy children at this special time of year, and an opportunity to participate in a theatre performance constitutes this weeks OTOW Happenings.Lions ClubThe OTOW Lions Club wishes to express their deepest thanks to the good residents of OTOW Communities for their support to the Christmas gifts endeavor to provide toys for needy children. Approximately 150 toys were donated. Last week, Mike Conley, of the Friendship Fire Station 62, picked up the toys for distribution to these precious children. For each of you who took the time to donate, hold this thought in your heart: there is a precious child out there who will have a smile on his or her face when opening what may be the only present received for Christmas. The Club is pleased to have been able to donate approximately 110 Christmas mugs to residents of Quiet Oaks, an assisted living facility.Life South Blood MobileMonday, Jan. 7, offers you a different means of celebrating the New Year and the rest of the recent holiday season. You can continue feeling good about yourself and the New Year by dropping by the OTOW Health and Recreation Center parking lot where the Life South Bloodmobile will be parked from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. and donating a pint of your blood. This gift from you to three others; thats right, just one pint of your blood can save three other lives. is yours to give. Those who receive your blood may be children or men and women of all ages, and you will have helped save them. They may be local folks, even your neighbors, or they could be travelers returning home from their holiday in the area. With your help, the generosity of the season keeps on giving. Your stop will be quick and easy, you will feel better for having made your donation, and there will be a little gift each time you give. Just pick up one of those free homemade cookies on the way out!The Theatre GroupThe Theatre Group at OTOW is putting on a funny murder mystery in April and will be holding auditions on Wednesday, Jan. 9 at 2 p.m. in room C at the Arbor Conference Center. If you are an On Top of the World resident and think you could act in this play, please call Anne Merrick, Director, know ahead of time, and she will give you some more information about the play, rehearsal schedules and performance dates. Her phone number is 352-732-0706. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year (Feliz Navidad y Feliz Ao Nuevo)! Indigo East Christmas PartyOTOWs Indigo East community held its annual Christmas Party at the Indigo East Community Center. The room was decorated with festive Christmas arrangements. The tables were beautifully arranged with gold plates and glittery gold candle centerpieces on each of the tables. Brick City Catering catered the event. The food was outstanding! Turkey with all the trimmings was served along with several varieties of delicious pies for dessert. Entertainment was provided by the OTOW Theater Group. The group put on a comedy Christmas radio show skit. Door prizes were also given out. Everyone had a good time enjoying fellowship and holiday spirit with our great Indigo East neighbors. Special thanks goes out to all of the people who worked hard to make this event a success, especially Betty Chadwell, Kathy and Harold Brouillard, Bob and Eve Gillespie, Barbara and Larry Kratz, Irene Higley, Prudence Goodman, Sarah Logue, Sue and Richard Copeland, Helga and Dutch Schulze, Marylou and Fred Masone and Beth Covin. Lions thank community for Christmas gift endeavor OTOW HAPPENINGS PHOTO BY MIKE ROPPELDont know if it will get this cold this week, but this is what the photographer found when he stepped outside last week. can save upwards of $9,000 a year by taking public transportation instead of driving and by living with one less car. An improved quality of life is yet another benefit of more public transit. In some ways public transit can be considered a life saver: It produces 95 percent less carbon monoxide and nearly 50 percent less nitrogen oxideboth key triggers for asthma and other respiratory and cardiovascular health problemsper passenger-mile than driving a private vehicle. Also, transit users tend to be healthier than car commuters because they walk more, which increases their fitness levels. Public transit use also means fewer cars on the road, thus reduced travel timesand less stress and road rage accordinglyfor everyone. TTI reports that Americans living in areas served by public transportation save themselves almost 800 million hours in travel time every year.CONTACTS: NAPTA, www.publictransportation.org; APTA, www.apta.com; TTI, tti.tamu.edu.Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that children are sicker today than they were a generation ago and that pesticides have played a major role? -Maria Jenkins, Clewiston, FL Its impossible to say with certainty that our modern reliance on pesticides is directly causing more of our children to get sick more often, but lots of new research points in that direction. An October 2012 report by Pesticide Action Network North America (PANNA) entitled A Generation in Jeopardy examines dozens of recent studies and concludes that the influx of pesticides in our society is taking a heavy toll on our kids health and intelligence. Children today are sicker than they were a generation ago, reports the group. From childhood cancers to autism, birth defects and asthma, a wide range of childhood diseases and disorders are on the rise. PANNAs assessment of the latest science leaves little room for doubt: pesticides are one key driver of this sobering trend. Pesticides are all around us today. We are exposed to them via the foods we eat and the air we breathe. As a result, we all carry trace amounts of them in our bloodstreams. Childrens bodies, since they are still developing, are particularly susceptible to health problems from pesticide exposure. Kids routinely come in contact with pesticides inside their homes and schools and out in their backyards, schoolyards and parks. Even family pets, many of which wear pesticide-laden flea collars and powders, can be a source of pesticide exposure for children. According to PANNA, even extremely low levels of pesticide exposure can cause significant health problems, particularly during pregnancy and early childhood. New research links pesticide exposure to harm to the structure and functioning of the brain and nervous system. Pesticides may harm a developing child by blocking the absorption of important food nutrients necessary for normal healthy growth, reports the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Another way pesticides may cause harm is if a child's excretory system is not fully developed, the body may not fully remove pesticides. Exposure to pesticides during certain critical developmental periods can permanently alter a growing childs biological systems. The result, warns PANNA, is an increase in birth defects and early puberty and noticeable increases in asthma, obesity, diabetes and some cancers. Whats appalling is that we have known about these dangers for decades yet have done little about it. Nearly 20 years ago, scientists at the National Research Council called for swift action to protect young and growing bodies from pesticides, says PANNA. Yet today, U.S. children continue to be exposed to pesticides that are known to be harmful in places they live, learn and play. For its part, the EPA does evaluate childrens exposure to pesticide residues in common foods and evaluates new and existing pesticides to assess risks, creating guidelines and regulations accordingly. But many would like to see the EPA take a stronger stand against the widespread use of pesticides across the U.S. There are several ways individuals can minimize pesticide exposures for themselves and their loved ones. Buy organic food whenever possible. Avoid chemical sprays and bug traps inside and out of the home. And steer clear of farms and other agricultural lands that regularly get sprayed with pesticides. CONTACTS: PANNA, www.panna.org; EPA, www.epa.gov.EarthTalk is written and edited by Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss and is a registered trademark of E The Environmental Magazine (www.emagazine.com). Send questions to: earthtalk@emagazine.com. 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Have a Happy and Healthy New Year! 812-0626 or 600-1001 Tom and Barbara Cernera www.wesellocalafl.com W e would like to wish all our friends, neighbors, and clients a Joyous Holiday Season and a V ery Happy and Healthy New Y ear! WHA T AN INCREDIBLE YEAR! OAK RUN IS ON THE MO VE! 1 62 Homes sold in 2012! And 16 more are in contract to sell! Things are looking up for Oak Run Country Club! 2013 is going to be a GREAT YEAR! HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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Friday, December 28, 2012 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 6~ Friday, December 28, 2012 www.smcitizen.com ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Its a good time for reunions with those very special people from your past. You could be pleasantly surprised by what comes to light during one of these get-togethers. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) The new year gets off to an encouraging start for the Bold Bovine who takes that demanding workplace challenge by the horns and steers it in the right direction. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) The clever Gemini will be quick to spot the telltale signs of workplace changes that could open up new opportunities for the right person. (And thats you, isnt it?) CANCER (June 21 to July 22) The Moon Childs postholiday letdown soon lifts as you begin to get back into your comfortable routine. Someone from your past extends a surprise bid to reconnect. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Youve been the ultimate social Lion over the holidays. Now its time to relax and recharge your energy so you can be at your best when you pounce on that new project. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) A relationship could be moving in a direction you might not want to follow. Step back for a better overview of the situation. You might be surprised at what you see. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Emotions rule at the start of the week, affecting your perception about a decision. Best advice: Avoid commitments until that good Libran sense kicks back in. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) A longtime friendship could take a romantic turn early in the new year. While this pleases your passionate side, your logical self might want to go slow. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Someone might make a surprising disclosure about a trusted friend or workplace colleague. Stay cool and reserve judgment until you get more facts. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) You might think youve found what youve been looking for. But appearances can be deceiving. Dont act on your discovery until you know more about it. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Youre no doubt anxious for that confusing situation to be cleared up. But dont press for a quick resolution or you might overlook some vital facts. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Now that your holiday distractions are easing, you need to apply yourself to getting those unfinished tasks done so you can begin a new project with a clean slate. BORN THIS WEEK: People respect both your wisdom and your deep sense of loyalty and compassion. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. Marion Countys Most Wanted Caleb Nathaniel Bishop, 22, felony violation of probation for possession of a controlled substance. Deanna Lusby, 30, felony warrant aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, throwing a deadly missile, criminal mischief damage $200 or less. Andrew Roberts, 32, felony violation of probation grand theft. Terrance Lamar Roberts, 22, felony bench warrant failure to appear drug court, carrying concealed firearm. Irvin (Irving) Lamar Smothers, 23, felony bench warrant failure to appear arraignment tamper with a witness and/or victim, battery prior offense, resist or obstruct officer without violence. Tanee Brianna Walls, 20, order to take into custody no valid drivers license. BY ENID B. JONES Special to the CitizenThe next meeting of the Marion Oaks Democratic Club will be Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Marion Oaks Community Center, Building B. There will not be a meeting in January. The meeting in November was well attended, moreso than many other meetings throughout the year. It was once again a night of acknowledgement of the hard work of all. Recognition was given to members who provided access to their homes to serve as satellite centers for the Organization for America during the last two weeks leading into the election on Nov. 6, and on Election Day itself. The extraordinary efforts of members who opened their homes and provided refreshments to other members as they registered voters and worked through strategies for the success that the election was for democrats, were especially noted. Recognition was given to members for writing letters to the editors of local papers, circulating e-mails relevant to the candidates and the amendments on the ballots, sharing same information on social media, and using other non-traditional ways of motivating voters. There were some de-briefing activities during which it was noted that strategies for transporting voters the polls need to be improved to avoid bottlenecks. We celebrated with ice cream and cake and some impromptu dancing. This meeting was also a bit somber for officers as it is the time of the year to pass on the gavel to the new group of members who want to serve on the board. Much kudos to us, the outgoing board members for fighting the good fight and winning! The nominating committee will complete their work at the next meeting and the new officers will be voted in office. To complement the celebratory mood information was shared on a bus trip going to Washington, D.C., for the inauguration on Jan. 21. The trip will start on Friday, Jan. 18, and conclude on Wednesday, Jan. 23. Contact John Harris at 407-436-2435 or Riley Smith at 407-637-6448, or Donna Milton at 352-598-5051 for more information. There was also an announcement of the inauguration ball that will be hosted by the Marion County Democratic Executive Committee in January. For more information on the ball contact DEC at 352-402-9494. We were reminded that there is still work to be done. DEC needs volunteers to help with answering the phone on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in order to carry on this work Marion Oaks Democrats meet Chabad of Marion County and The Villages Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) will launch a new Torah Studies course in January. Classes will be held in Ocala at The Chabad Jewish Center, beginning Jan. 2, 7 to 8 p.m., and continue for 11 consecutive Wednesday evenings. Like all of Chabads courses, this latest adult education offering is designed for people at all levels of Jewish knowledge. This course is truly novel in the way it probes the depths of classic Jewish thought to address the issues we face in contemporary Jewish life, says Rabbi Yossi Hecht, the course instructor. I am looking forward to the great discussions that these texts no doubt will generate. The dialogue among participants is often my favorite part of the class. Some of the topics to be addressed are the Jewish perspective on realizing your true potential, human struggle, and the power of a single action. The season will also touch upon the seasonal holidays. Suggested donation for the entire course is $36, textbook are $15. Call Chabad at 352-291-2218 to enroll or email info@jewishmarion.org. The Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) is the adult education arm of the worldwide Chabad movement. JLIs classes and programs are offered at various locations in more than 300 cities nationwide and internationally. More than 150,000 people have attended JLI classes since its founding in 1998. Every course offered by JLI is taught concurrently in all locations, helping to create a truly global learning community. Chabad launches Torah studies course Upcoming Moose activitiesFriday, Dec. 28, fish or shrimp 5 to 7 p.m., Kenn E Grube-Elvis on Tour 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, taco buffet 5 to 7 p.m., Kenny Jackson Karaoke 6 to 10 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30, Bar Bingo 4 to 6 p.m., football in the Social Quarters. Monday, Dec. 31, New Years Eve party 5 to 7 p.m. Prime rib dinner Kenny Jackson show advance tickets available. Tuesday, Jan. 1, No dart league due to the holiday. Wednesday, Jan. 2, Membership appreciation 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, Cards 1 p.m. open darts 5 p.m. Shuffleboard 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, fish or shrimp 5 to 7 p.m. Timeless Tunes karaoke 6 to 10 p.m. West Marion Moose Lodge 2356, open for members and qualified guests, is at 10411 S.W. 110th St., one mile north of State Road 200 across from Oak Run entrance. Phone is 352-854-2200. 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. R AMUNNO L AW F IRM P A Lorenzo Ramunno, Esq. Member of Florida Bar and New York Bar Wills and Estate Planning Probate Law Trusts and Trust Administration Real Estate Contracts Powers of Attorney Pre-Marital Agreements We offer free consultations for Estate Planning Serving clients in Florida for 23 years. 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Friday, December 28, 2012 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 18~ Friday, December 28, 2012 www.smcitizen.com the Citizen Maintain the health of your business Advertise in M AINTAIN THE H EALTH OF Y OUR B USINESS Advertise in A new safety awareness advocacy program, Arrive Home Safe, has formed with the mission to provide safety education awareness to bicyclists, pedestrians and motor vehicle drivers. Arrive Home Safe promotes awareness of all roadway users and their presence within and along roadways bicyclists, pedestrians, and motor vehicle drivers. The Arrive Home Safe theme of the initial safety awareness campaign is baseball centered, with Tampa Bay Rays Manager Joe Maddon coaching our community on safety measures each one of us may take to Arrive Home Safe. According to backers, as a community, they want everyone (bicyclists, pedestrian and motor vehicle drivers) on our team (our community) to arrive at home plate (home) safely and win (be alive and enjoy a high quality of life) by following critical elements of travelling safely: Know the rules of the game (traffic safety laws and rights of pedestrians, bicyclists and motor vehicle drivers); Having the right equipment to do the job (ex. bicyclists bicycle in good repair, helmet, front and rear night lights, spoke reflector lights, reflective/ light colored clothing, safety vests, rear-view helmet mirror, proper tire pressure etc.; pedestrians reflective/light colored clothing at night;); motor vehicle drivers vehicle in safe working order and good repair; working headlights, tail lights, rearview and side mirrors, proper tire pressure, etc.) Proper coaching (specific tips and demonstrations on approaching traffic from all three perspectives (that of the bicyclist, the pedestrian and the motor vehicle driver, the dos and donts of travelling on roadways safely)); Practice (bicyclists/pedestrians/motor vehicle drivers follow rules and utilize safety and awareness tips); Attitude/awareness up at bat/ playing both offensively and defensively (having the right attitude while on roadways and constantly being aware of what is in front, beside and behind you, not texting or talking on the phone while biking, driving or walking near intersections, not getting into the zone to the extent that you are unaware of whats going on around you); Travelling safely and sustainably running the bases (knowing when to use speed or hold up getting to your destination safely aka home plate) work commute, shopping or recreation being efficient and green; Winning scoring the big play or home run, making the big leagues (arriving alive, safe and secure, no crashes, no accidents, no fatalities, no tickets). The idea for Arrive Home Safe and having Maddon as the initial spokesman came after Mary Helen Duke, founder of Arrive Home Safe, attended a Tampa Bay Rays baseball game and spotted Maddon bicycling on Bayshore Boulevard. After recently witnessed the aftermath of two bicyclist/vehicle crashes in Tampa within a three week period which required ambulance service, she appealed to Maddon, an avid bicyclist, to coach the community on roadway safety awareness. Maddon graciously agreed to participate. Many youth baseball players need the ride their bicycles to baseball fields for practice. Duke states: Coach Maddons passion for bicycling and our community education campaign were a perfect fit to help communicate safety messages and reinforce existing roadway safety laws to all parties. Too many people are riding bicycles the wrong way on our roadways and even the wrong way in bike lanes. Bicycles should always ride with traffic both in or out of bike lanes. Pedestrians often pose a danger to themselves and others by not crossing at intersections, walking or jogging in bike lanes and not wearing reflective clothing at night. Improved driving behaviors of both bicyclists and motor vehicle drivers are needed to ensure a three foot clearance zone is provided so bicycles and motor vehicles may pass one another safely on area roadways. The Arrive Home Safe public service announcement, The Right Equipment began airing this season before Tampa Bay Rays home games at Tropicana Field. The PSAs would not have been possible without the assistance of HTV which provided video production services for the safety campaign and the Tampa Bay Rays organization. For more information, go to www.arrivehomesafe.org. To lend your support to the Arrive Home Safe awareness campaign, contact arrivehomesafe@aol.com or check out Arrive Home Safe on Facebook. Tampa Bay Rays boss backs road safety program All dinners are open to the public in the dining hall: Saturday Breakfast is served from 8 to 10 a.m. Donation is $4. The Men's Auxiliary will resume serving shrimp and wing baskets with coleslaw and fries on the first and third Friday of the month. The first is Friday, Jan. 4 from 4 to 6 p.m. The Fish Fry held on the second and fourth Friday will be serving on Jan. 11, from 4 to 6 p.m. The VFW Holiday Party will take place on Saturday, Dec. 29. The party includes dinner-dancing-comedy show. The buffet sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary will be served from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The buffet includes baked ham, roasted potatoes, mixed vegetables, green salad, rolls and dessert. After the dinner, The Comedy Show sponsored by VFW Post 4781 will feature Carol Nelson, Krazy Carol", a recording artist from Sarasota. The evening's entertainment will also include music and dancing. Tickets for all of these events are $20 per person. Pre-sale tickets only. No tickets will be sold the door. Tickets can be purchased in the Canteen daily. Bingo is open to the public each Monday and Thursday with early bird specials beginning at 11:30 a.m. Lunch is available. Members and guests (non-members must be signed in by a VFW Post 4781 member): Monday Night Bar Bingo will resume on Jan. 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. Join us for karaoke on Friday, Dec. 28, from 6 to 10 p.m. with Blast From The Past. Canteen lunches are served Monday through Friday from opening to 3 p.m. Friday's feature is Bob's Steak and Cheese. Hall rental: Includes a non-smoking hall with catering and kitchen services available. The reasonable rates vary based on specific needs. For more information contact Bob O. at 904-716-0578. (Please leave a message and we will return your call.) VFW Post 4781 is at 9401 S.W. 110th St. (behind Sim's Furniture) 352-873-4781. Upcoming events at VFW 4781 Dear EarthTalk: It might seem obvious, but what would be the primary benefits of public transit as an alternative to the private automobile if our country were to make a major commitment to it? -James Millerton, Armstrong, PA The benefits of making a major commitment to building up and efficiently managing a larger and more comprehensive public transit network are many. According to the National Alliance of Public Transportation Advocates (NAPTA), an organization that represents grassroots transit coalitions, organizations and advocates, expanded public transit, coordinated with greener development and other operational efficiencies, can reduce our carbon footprint by some 24 percent, which is significant given that carbon dioxide (CO2) output from the transportation sector as a whole account for 28 percent of total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. After all, buses and trains burn much less fuel per rider than a car with a single rider in it. Switching to public transit for a typical 20-mile round trip commute would decrease a commuters annual greenhouse gas emissions by some 4,800 pounds a year, which is equal to about a 10 percent reduction in a twocar households carbon footprint. Another group, the American Public Transit Association (APTA), reports that current use of public transit in the U.S. already saves 37 million metric tons of CO2 annually, equivalent to the emissions resulting from electricity generation to power some five million typical American homes. A massive shift to public transit would also be good for our pocketbooks. According to NAPTA, U.S. car owners can save as much as $112 billion a year in gasoline and other vehicle costs. Public transportation offers an immediate alternative for individuals seeking to reduce their energy use and carbon footprints, reports NAPTA. Taking public transportation far exceeds the combined benefits of using energy-efficient light bulbs, adjusting thermostats, weatherizing one's home, and replacing a refrigerator. As to reducing oil use, NAPTA says public transit already saves Americans the equivalent of 4.2 billion gallons of gasoline annually, or some 900,000 automobile fill-ups every day. And the Texas Transportation Institute (TTI) reports that individuals who live in areas served by public transportation save more than 300 million gallons of fuel a year. Meanwhile individuals The primary benefits of mass transit EARTH TALK PLEASESEEEARTH, PAGE20 Eyecare hours are: M T TH F 8:30 -5:00; W 1:00-6:00 Select Sat. are available United Health Care Medicare and Blue Cross Blue Shield Provider Heath Brook Commons (next to Publix) 5400 SW College Rd/Highway 200, Suite 106, Ocala, FL 34474 Dr. James A. Muse Board Certified Board Certified Optometric Physician Optometric Physician Our commitment to personalized eyecar e... 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or who have some type of limited mobility problems. The dance aspect of this therapy gives confidence to the patients and at the same time, allows them to have a little fun while working their way towards recovery. In her pursuit of excellence, Deb has recently embarked on a pilot program for dancers. She is involved in a three year project that will allow professional dancers to receive a Certificate of Professional Dance. Upon completion of this course, dancers will be able to show various talent scouts; producers; directors and others interested in hiring them that they have the skills; work ethic and dedication to be successful. For Deb, this project will require a great deal of research and study in order to be implemented. Knowing her dedication and commitment level; coupled with her knowledge; energy and intellectual abilities; this project should be completed well within her time limits. All of these projects and programs that Deb works with are time consuming but she is undaunted by it all. She still finds time to work with private patients in need of physical therapy; to teach Performing Arts at Wildwood; and of course to run three or four classes for us here at Cherrywood. She began her exercise and yoga programs here in Cherrywood a year ago last Thanksgiving. Geri saw the credentials that Deb brought to the table and after talking it over with Chris and getting his approval, Geri signed her on. From that first day until now, Deb has been a smash hit with her students. For those of you who have not yet met Deb Rivera, you are in for a treat. She is energetic; enthusiastic and knowledgeable. She is a pleasure to talk with and a magnificent resource person for all things dance or therapy related. Her quick smile; patent attitude and witty sense of humor make her a favorite of her students and coworkers. Now that the first of the year is coming, its an excellent time to put into effect those resolutions that are so hard to keep. If you want to improve your life through fitness; weight loss; or increase your agility; if you want to find stress relief and mental harmony with your environment; if you want to just feel good about yourself; then I encourage you to sign up for Debs classes here at Cherrywood. The sessions are free to all of our residents and while Deb has a substantial following of loyal students now, there is always room in our spacious clubhouse for more. You will find Deb loves people and is very patient with her classes. You wont be embarrassed or pushed into anything you dont feel comfortable doing so theres no excuse for not showing up. January 7 at 10:15 a.m. is Stretch Yoga class. At 6:30 p.m. Co-Ed Tai Chi classes are in session and Tuesday at 10:15 Aerobics begins. Check your Chirp for all the scheduled classes and look forward to Line Dance class starting later in the year. This is just another project Deb is working on. Dr. Deb Rivera is a real asset to our Cherrywood family and we are pleased and honored to feature her in our Spotlight on Excellence.From Your ReporterAs the year comes to an end, I would like to take this opportunity to thank some special people who have made 2012 a particularly great year for me. First, I would like to thank Geri Watrouse and Chris Zacco of Cherrywood Property Management for the chance to write this column for Cherrywood. In addition, my thanks to Jim Clark, editor of the Citizen; who has been a huge help and guide for my efforts throughout the year. I also thank my Cherrywood family for their cooperation, encouragement, and tolerance. Lastly, I thank my wife Suzi who has kept me going with her patience and love; prodding and humor. With heartfelt gratitude to all of these people and to you, my readers, I most sincerely wish each of you a very blessed and Happy New Year. Friday, December 28, 2012 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com BY SHELDON RICHMAN The right-to-work issue is back. When a state passes a rightto-work law, as Michigan did this month, employers in that state can no longer agree to require workers to pay union fees as a condition of employment. Supporters of right to work see it as a way to protect workers from being forced to support unions against their will. Many opponents of right to work counter that the laws let workers free-ride off dues-paying colleagues and reap the benefits of union services. Thus, those opponents claim the laws are intended to weaken unions. Right-to-work cant be understood without first understanding the wider federal labor-law regime. In 1935 the National Labor Relations Act (or Wagner Act) became law under the New Deal. Among other things, it decreed that when a majority of workers in a company vote for a union, their employer must bargain with it in good faith and that all workers must support it financially, even those choosing not to join. This law violates freemarket principles, including freedom of association, which includes the freedom to abstain from association. More than a decade later Wagner was amended by the TaftHartley Act to ameliorate what many saw as union excesses. Provision 14(b) permits states to pass right-to-work laws, which ban agreements that make paying union fees a condition of employment. Thus, right to work is a creature of the Wagner Act. After World War II, a repeal or a major modification of Wagner might have been possible, but tooclever politicians instead chose to give states the option to enact right-to-work laws. Some Wagner opponents thought this was a serious mistake, because it took pressure off the intrusive national labor-relations regime. But maybe it wasnt a mistake; maybe it was a calculated move to salvage Wagner, albeit with modification. Thats a reasonable inference, but to see it, a deeper analysis of Wagner is necessary. That law is typically considered a pro-labor, anti-business law. But its not so simple. For one thing, radical labor activists, such as the Wobblies (the Industrial Workers of the World) opposed the act. On the other hand, important parts of the big-business elite had long lobbied for a labor law similar (but not identical) to Wagner through the American Association for Labor Legislation. The Wobblies might have had Adam Smiths dictum in mind: Whenever the legislature attempts to regulate the differences between masters and their workmen, its counsellors are always the masters. Why would big business want a labor-relations law that interfered with the free market? Big business was no friend of the free market, and some of the business elite were willing to make concessions to labor for industrial peace. By that, they had in mind an end to unannounced walkouts (wildcat strikes), work showdowns, secondary strikes along the supply chain, and sympathy boycotts. These and similar tactics were favored by the Wobblies. The Wagner-Taft-Hartley regime outlawed those actions and imposed federal rules governing union certification through supervised elections, cooling-off periods before strikes, and federal mediation. Labor leaders, despite their hostile rhetoric toward employers, became the enforcers of union contracts to the outrage of labor radicals. At the time Taft-Hartley was drafted, some advocates of the free market opposed it on principle, because forbidding a particular kind of agreement between an employer and a union violated free-market principles. They argued that the remedy for compulsory unionism was to repeal offending laws like Wagner rather than to pass a new law inwww.smcitizen.com 8~ Friday, December 28, 2012 The last column of the year is traditionally one for looking back at what took place and giving an opinion on the biggest story of 2012. For me, the election was the biggest story, especially on the state and local level. Around Marion County, it was the school superintendent race that dominated the early going, as the Republican primary was a three-way battle among Jackie Porter, George Tomyn and Wally Wagoner. After a contentious campaign, Tomyn carried the county, and then won the general election. In the County Commission, the biggest upset came when David Moore ousted Mike Amsden, the incumbent. Moore, Earl Arnett and Stan McClain were elected in November. There were several other races, including a supervisor of elections battle that wasnt close, and other Constitutional offices where incumbents were unopposed. By far, the most talked about was the sheriffs race. In the primary, Undersheriff Dan Kuhn defeated Chris Blair in the primary and seemed to be a shoo-in for the victory against Bernie DeCastro. However, revelation of a year-old extra-marital affair did him in and Blair was picked by Republicans to take his place. In a confusing vote where people had to vote for Kuhn to have it counted for Blair, it turned out the confusion didnt matter as Blair breezed to victory. Statewide, it was long lines and delays in voting that plagued Florida once again. While some people blamed the cutback in early voting days (although for years we voted without major delays before early voting came into existence), the biggest problem was caused by the Florida Legislature. In their collective wisdom, members place 12 amendments on the ballot (later cut to 11 by the courts), and some had ridiculously long descriptions. People who werent prepared for this on Election Day and stopped to read all the amendments when they went to the polling places caused monumental backups that in some places surpassed a city block. If the presidential race had been close, the state would once again have found itself the butt of all jokes. Sadly, the biggest national story of the year has to be the nations violence, with two major mass shootings, including the recent school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, and the movie theater killings in Aurora, Colorado. As of this writing, the funerals of some of the young victims and the heroic teachers in Connecticut are still going on, and its a little early to assess the impact on life in this country. Many schools, including those in Marion County, closed for Christmas break on the day of the shootings, so how things are handled in the aftermath will have to wait. One other story. Since were all still here, we have to assume that the Mayan calendar was wrong, and that those predictions of doom have gone the way of Y2K and other prophecies. Now we can concentrate on having a better year in 2013, although Im sure someone will come up with predicting something bad on 113-13.Jim Clark is the editor of the South Marion Citizen. PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOSTEDITOR: JIM CLARK Citizen The opinions expressed in South Marion Citizen editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper.Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board.Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns.Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 854-3986.All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via e-mail. Names and communities will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out.We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Not all contributions are printed.Letters longer than 550 words may be regarded as columns and printed on a space-available basis, and writers will be limited to one contribution per month. The deadline is one week prior to each Fridays issue.Send letters to: The South Marion Citizen Editor, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@smcitizen.com. In the aftermath of the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, where 20 children and six adults were killed by a young gunman, we have been deluged with items taken off the Internet, stories and poems, concerning the young victims. Some of them are quite good. They express raw emotion that is being felt throughout the country, and portray the sadness that has taken hold this Christmas season. Heres the problem. For the most part, we cant print them. Most of these poems and stories have been forwarded by someone to someone else, to someone else, etc. There is no way to be sure who created the poem, whether it is original or taken from someone else, and there is usually no way for us to get permission to print it. One of the more popular things to do is to take the item The Night Before Christmas and change the wording to fit the occasion. Unfortunately, thats a copyright violation. The Internet is, for the most part, unregulated. Attempts to get control over copyrighted material have failed miserably. Every time a site is shut down, another one crops up. Usually, its to do with downloading music, particularly current hits. Theres a big push to trace people who download music and make them pay. For newspapers, the main problem is the printed word that circulates throughout the Internet. Its very easy to be taken in by a hoax. All of us have to be careful about publishing items that we see on the Internet and assume they are true. For other media outlets, it can be not only copyright violations but video problems. Last week there was a video making the rounds about an eagle swooping down and snatching a child. It was soon noted that it was a hoax, but not before it went viral on various sites. So while we appreciate the feelings of everyone in regard to the shooting in Connecticut, writing a straight letter to the editor would be the better way to get your point across. Please dont copy poems, items from websites, etc. We just cant use them. S UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Newspapers, copyright, and the Internet A look at 2012: elections, tragedies LETTERS TO THE EDITOR The future over the right-to-work issue Guns, mental health and parentingLetters have cropped up alluding to parenting being a problem with those who want to take a gun and indiscriminately kill people. Theyre right in one way. But, Im going to speak to the three scenarios in my caption. First, parenting. Children today have way too permissive parents and teachers. Parents must feel if they say no, its offensive to their children. Having raised five children from the 50s to the 70s, there was never a permissive bone in my body. Loving absolutely, but discipline was the foundation for the children. There were no nights out after 10 oclock, and then on weekends only. Drugs, smoking, drinking, and backtalk were never an issue. Teachers today seem to want to keep their jobs rather than educate. That doesnt mean they are not compassionate. Being a music major in college, I notice even the music I hear on TV and the radio, by young people, would never hold up, 30, 40, or 50 years ago. I listen to it on TV in particular and wonder if the music teachers have absolute pitch or none at all. I have six children and grandchildren who are teachers. One grandson teaches at a major university, and the others in elementary schools, and they all are against guns. Mental illness has been with us since time immemorial, so thats a copout. There are more professionals dealing with mental illnesses, than ever before. But, are they really more interested in people or the dollar. A good question. Now to guns. The killers. The NRA will tell you, people kill people, guns dont kill people, Jim Clark Editor GUEST COMMENTARY READER OPINIONS INVITED PLEASESEERICHMAN, PAGE9 PLEASESEELETTERS, PAGE9 CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 16 THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLYBy Jean-Dominique Bauby The most inspiring book Ive read in years was written by the former editorin-chief of Elle magazine, Jean-Dominque Bauby, a victim at age 43 of locked-in syndrome after a massive stroke that left him mentally alert but unable to move or speak. So how did he manage to create such a beautiful, lyrical, and often humorous slim volume he called The Diving Bell and the Butterfly? He tells us how he did it. It is a simple enough system, he explains, You read off the alphabet until, with a blink of my eye I stop you at the letter to be noted. The maneuver is repeated for the letters that follow, so that fairly soon you have a whole word. Fairly soon for an entire book meant years, of course. The diving bell of Baubys title is his bodily trap and the butterfly his imagination. To his readers he expresses pleasure at having his bottom wiped and swaddled like a newborn, occasional anger at nurses who leave the TV on the wrong channel, and sweetness he shares with his small children. Though hes nearly deaf, hes so intuitive he feels his visiting friends outside the hospital room steeling themselves to face him. During the books creation Baubys prognosis was uncertain although some improvement was expected. Then just two days before the books Paris publication, he suddenly died, leaving behind a work that is a triumph of the human spirit and a gift to all who read it. The movie made from it is just as marvelous. TO HEAVEN AND BACK By Mary C. Neal, MD Of the many books available about round trips to heaven, I chose Neals because shes an adult and a physician. The latter qualification, I believed, would be a distinct advantage with skeptical readers. Sadly, I was wrong. Hers is a sincere but confusing account of a kayaking accident in Chile when she died from drowning, experienced heaven, and returned to live out her life on earth. She provides harrowing details of the accident and some will find her entire story uplifting no doubt. Others, like me, will be disappointed. Though I am certainly no Biblical scholar Neals theology seems at odds with scripture. After drowning, for instance, she is greeted in heaven by human souls she appears to know but cant identify. Friends at the river keep pulling her back to earth which she finds annoying and tiring. At no time is she filled with the glory of heaven, only this irritation. After her miraculous recovery she begins to see angels everywhere, even in trees and owls, and invites us to do the same. Finally, the writing in this book is astonishingly clumsy and nave for such an educated woman. Not recommended.Pat Wellington is a retired English professor, freelance writer, who shares her passion for books with oth-ers. Two books: One a good read, the other not recommended BOOK MARK P WPat Wellington 000DLXX8810 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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Friday, December 28, 2012 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 16~ Friday, December 28, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Attend the worship service of your choice... terfering with freedom of contract. One free-market advocate, Percy L. Greaves Jr., pointed out that government intervention on behalf of labor was a response to earlier government privileges for business. Most such intervention, Greaves said, was planned to help organized labor and the other large groups that had suffered when employers were in the saddle and obtaining favorable intervention for themselves. Greaves was echoing President Grover Cleveland, who in 1888 similarly attributed the rise of radicalism in America to government privileges for combined wealth and capital. In light of that, he argued, the cure was to abolish corporate privileges and remove the excuse for countervailing privileges. All government favors, which are rooted in force, should be ended, leaving labor and management to negotiate in peace in a competitive marketplace. Right to work enlarges governments role and affirms the mistaken philosophy that it has a place in labor relations.Sheldon Richman is vice president and editor at The Future of Freedom Foundation (www.fff.org) in Fairfax, Va. RICHMANCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 bull pucky. If that kid in Connecticut went into that school without guns, those beautiful children and teachers would still be alive. We as a nation, are the most over gunned country in the world. Reason, our country is living in the dark ages, and let a few dominate what is done about guns. Back in the 1700s when the Constitution was drafted, we were at war, for our freedom, with the British. Guns were needed to fight a war, not to annihilate our own children and families. A musket took about 3-5 minutes to reload after firing. Today in that 3-5 minute time frame, thousands of rounds of ammunition can be fired. Now, I ask you who needs a gun that can fire to that extent? Nobody! When I was in the Navy, during the Korean War, I had to shoot a weapon, and I became a sharpshooter. But, since my service time, Ive never touched a gun as to me they are filthy. Folks, we are living so far in the past, I doubt we will ever catch up before the country becomes nothing within the next 28 years. The NRA is, in my mind, a self serving enemy of the people, and probably in the back of their minds, they can do anything the choose, and theyre doing it. People, in the Bible it states, live in the past and destroy thyself. Man, are we on that track. Fundamentally, we are a violent people. Of course we had to be in a way. But only to establish a new country, of the people, and by the people, and for the people. We killed the native Americans who were here first, not trying to live with them, but to take their land, the land they had for thousands of years. How did we do it? With guns. The good old musket at first, then the repeating rifle, and colt 45. Bang, and they were dead. We need guns like we need a hole in the head and a gun will give you just that. I wonder how many unemployed people own expensive guns, and how many needy families have guns instead of food. Think of the gang killings and family violence caused by guns and many of those by people who have basically nothing. To allow people to have gun permits for concealed weapons is like having a fuse ready to go off at any time. Finally, there is no reason for people to own guns except for target shooting, and those guns could be locked up at the shooting range. No guns on the street. Unfortunately, NO definitive action will be taken, regarding gun laws by congress. Oh yes, who/what was it that first brought up mental health issues regarding the Connecticut slaughter, the NRA. How about that, trying to divert attention from themselves and guns, to another issue altogether? Bill Ford OcalaChurch policiesThe decline in church attendance was lamented in a recent letter to the editor by a reader of your paper. The reasons cited were due to the influence of non-religious individuals and the solution offered was shootingflash prayers to be directed toward the non-religious as advocated by certain evangelical preachers. Churches have supported and promoted an image of opposing abortion and supporting fundamentalist Christian LETTERSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 practices and as such naturally attracted the overwhelming majority of evangelicals. But by also embracing Republican policies that support the very wealthy, oppose health care reform, deny evolution and global warming, and oppose gay rights, evangelicals are increasingly seen by many as proponents of greed, ignorance and bigotry. In their quest for political power, evangelicals seem to have abandoned Jesus admonition of helping the poor and the downtrodden, and their claim to moral leadership has suffered accordingly, especially among the younger generation. Gerard Chapdelaine Oak RunGun and violence controlWe need to point fingers at more than gun control. Yes, we need gun control but what about violence control. Our young people are playing violent video games. TV programs are filled with violence and sexual content. Movie producers think its necessary to blow up everything including people. Dropping the F bomb every few seconds desensitized people against disgusting language. Writers no longer have to be creative, just crude. Do we wonder why so many children become bullies; its the violence that invades every part of their existence. Kindness and responsibility for ones actions are no longer important. Children are bombarded with fear. Parents are afraid to let them play outside. There is no way to control what pops up on TV. With the recent events children and young people found it is not safe to go to a movie, shop at a mall and worst of all go to school. As a society we have to stand up against what is being portrayed as normal. We need people doing jobs instead of machines. Its time to go back to social behavior where people talk to people. Social interaction brings about respect for the feelings of others. Regulating guns is not the only course of action. Someone who couldnt get a gun could just as easily get instructions for a homemade bomb on the Internet. Start at the root of the problem. Do not allow violence as a form of entertainment. In memory of the children and teachers who lost their lives in Connecticut turn off the violent TV programs and avoid the violent movies. Dont buy video games where people and animals are killed. No violence is OK, especially when its thought of as a game or entertainment. We have no right to tell other countries what to do when we cant control our own. Lets start fixing American by making it a gentler, kinder, safer place for our children to grow and thrive. Moryha Kasten OcalaYou cant legislate evilNo matter how many laws we pass, attacking/banning guns is not the answer and never has been. Guns dont kill anyone, sick/evil individuals do, and it just takes one. States and countries who attempt to restrict gun ownership have more violent crimes than those who dont. This last attack was by an evil coward who murdered innocents who were not able to defend themselves. He didnt have the nerve to attack those who are capable of defending themselves. He must have felt very powerful killing those innocent children and unarmed adults, what a coward. This should cause us to reflect on the direction America is heading, moving away from God and the values we were taught by our parents and teachers when we were children. Paul Harvey was concerned about the direction our culture was heading as early as April, 1965, when he made his famous If I were the devil broadcast (see it on line @http//stg.do/9LDc). He spoke of our future and how we were losing our conscience as a nation, its as if he wrote it today. When dealing with cowards you have to deal through strength, the only language they understand. I recommend all principals and teachers carry a gun to school. You dont hear of a shooting anywhere the targeted victim was armed, cowards commit acts of terror on the ones who cant fight back. This included Fort Hood, he knew they were unarmed. Carry a gun! God bless those families. Wayne Rackley Ocala Read the classifieds nificant contribution to our quality of life here at Cherrywood. This week we feature an individual who has become a welcome addition to our family, bringing health and a sense of well being too many of our people. Im speaking of course about Debra Rivera; our own fitness instructor. A native Floridian, Deb was born in Pasco County. At the early age of 4, she began her dancing career and worked her way up to being a teachers assistant by the time she was 11. Dancing, it seems, has always been a passion for her. After graduation from Forest High School, life moved quickly for Deb. She enrolled in the University of Florida and then became a member of the Central Florida Dance Theatre. With that group of actors and dancers, she began entertaining all over the region in various dinner theater venues where she played a variety of parts. One of her favorite routines was dancing the Hula which was just one of her many specialties. Another thing happened at this time in Debs life; she met her husband, Herman. They have two children; a son Dylan (named after Bob Dylan); and a daughter, Autumn. Both children have inherited a love of the performing arts from their mom. Dylan, who is 21, plays lead guitar and drums. He currently is in a band doing gigs across the Central Florida area. Autumn is 12 and in the seventh grade. Her interests include theater, piano and voice. Until recently, she was also dancing and taking lessons but has since let that drop out of her regime. When talking about this fact Deb expressed a bit of displeasure but laughed when I said, Who would think that a seventh grader wouldnt listen to their mother? While performing and raising a family, Deb managed to keep up her studies and transferring her credits, she attained a Bachelors Degree from a college in New Jersey; a Masters Degree from Liberty University in Virginia and was granted her Doctorate from Arizona State University.. With her degrees in Dance Education and Health Science, Deb did her dissertation for the Doctors Degree on Dance Injuries. These are very specific injuries that while common among professional dancers, are seen much less in the general population. Deb can attest to the stress and strain dancing puts on the muscles; bones; tendons; and other parts of the body. Not one to sit back, Deb has received another certification, this one is in Therapeutic Recreation. This particular certificate allows her to work with individuals who are disabled Deb Rivera CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 17 PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE17 000DCKQ Sunday Bible Study 9:30 a.m. Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Pastor: Matt Hunt Assoc. 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Friday, December 28, 2012 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 10~ Friday, December 28, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Read the classifieds For the last several hours, I have been slouching in my easy chair basking in the soothing aura of the season. I have not moved in several hours, and it probably will be several more hours before I even think of moving. Just a few days ago, we were in the middle of our Christmas holiday celebration with family and friends. The only thing I enjoy more is the peace and quiet that follows upon the heels of all that festivity. Do not get me wrong, I love my family and friends but boy, do I love peace and quiet. Isnt one of the sayings of the season, Peace on earth, goodwill toward men? I am not sure of all the ramifications of that phrase, but I do enjoy the peace that comes following an exuberant time of celebration with family and friends. About this time, the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage came in and saw me in the same position she saw me several hours previous. Are you, she said after staring at me for a few moments, going to stay in that chair all day? All I could do was smile graciously in her direction. Then she became concerned, and prodded me a little, Are you all right? She said it with a deep sense of genuine concern. I knew I owed her an explanation for the collapse of my bodily activities. Nothing wrong with me, I explained, Im just broke. With that, I smiled a rather infectious smile. She broke out laughing and said, What did you say? I think at the time she thought I was just exercising the spirit of merriment. I said, Im broke. Then she had a look of concern on her face. What do you mean youre broke? I knew she was concerned at that point and I had to explain to her what I meant by being broke. By being broke, I do not mean like the government broke into my bank account and confiscated my money. For all Americans that is quite a taxing situation. Also, by being broke I do not mean I dropped my wifes favorite porcelain teapot and broke it all over the floor. Once something is broke, there just is no way of fixing it. Im broke, I repeated to my wife with a whimsical smile, and its a real good feeling this time of the year. She looked at me, shook her head and then went back to her business. I thought some more on that subject and reaffirmed my idea that being broke this time of the year was a marvelous feeling. If it were April, tax time, being broke would not feel so good. Or, if it were before Christmas, being broke would not be a very good idea. Being broke after Christmas means several things. First, it means that I did my best to bless my family and friends around me with tokens of appreciation. That is all a gift really is. I am not a very good gift buyer, just ask my wife. I am the kind of person who thinks it is the thought that counts. I also know, behind every thought must be some emblem of tangibility. I have done my best this year to select gifts that would be appreciated, at least for a moment. It would be a terrible thing at the end of the Christmas season to have a ton of money left over realizing that maybe you did not do your best this year at Christmas time. Do not get me wrong. I am a Pennsylvania Dutchman through and through and we do not believe in wasting money. We do believe in investing our resources in family and friends. I am not extravagant in my giving. I do not have it to be extravagant. What I do have, I want to use to bless and encourage the people that have meant so much to me during the year. Yes, being broke is a good feeling. Being broke also means I have no room for regrets. Would I have liked to give more gifts? Sure, but when you run out of money, you cannot go any further. By being broke at the end of Christmas means, I have done everything I possibly could within my resources to thank the people I love for being a part of my life. You cannot buy friendship. Unless of course you are in Washington DC or Its the season to be broke Hollywood California. Among normal folk, friendship is not for sale. It is not even for rent. At this time of the year, it sure is a wonderful feeling to tell your friends and family you are glad they are a part of your life. Being broke is a lot more than having no money. Being broke means that I have done everything within my power to bless those people around me. I have given all I had to give and there is a good warm fuzzy feeling about that. God is the one who set the standard along this line. For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord (Romans 6:23 KJV). God looked at the world, it broke His heart and therefore He sent His Son to remedy our situation. Thank God for that broken heart. He gave His all for those He loved.Dr. 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. OUT TO PASTOR J SRev. James L. Snyder Southwest ChristianThe 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. Phone is 352-236-6023.Christs Church of Marion CountySunday, Dec. 30: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 30: JOY Night, 5 p.m. Christs Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., off State Road 200, Ocala. Phone is 352-8616182, website is www.ccomc.org.Friendship BaptistOn Sunday, Dec. 30, Friendship Baptist Church Religion will end the year with special services, beginning with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and the morning worship service at 10:45 a.m. Pastor Randall Brown will bring the year-end message and Mrs. Linda Brown will lead the choir and special music in worship and praise. The Lords Supper will be observed at the 6 p.m. evening service; Remembering the Reason for Why He Came. On Wednesday, Jan. 2, the midweek Bible study and Teen Impact will meet at 7 p.m. Friendship Baptist Church, 9510 S.W. 105th St., off Southwest State Road 200. Phone is 352-237-2640.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 dates are Jan. 13 and 27. Classes for Spanish as a second language continue to be offered every Thursday at 3:30 p.m. As part of our involvement in the Year of Faith, Deacon Henry Libersat will be with us for the first of three conferences on Saturday, Jan. 12, at 9 a.m. Registration is at 8:30 a.m. He will also be here March 16 and May 11. Deacon Libersat has preached parish missions, conducted retreats and workshops throughout Florida. Exercise class restarts Jan. 7If your New Years resolutions include improving your health; losing weight; or taking better care of yourself, you live in the right place. Debbie Rivera begins the New Year of Tai Chi; Yoga and Aerobics classes on Monday, Jan. 7. Debbie is an expert instructor with a Ph.D. in her field. She will teach you and encourage you but never push you to do anything that you arent ready for. She is a patient and compassionate instructor with a large following of devoted fans here at Cherrywood. Stretch/Yoga begins Monday at 10:15 a.m. and Co-Ed Tai Chi begins at 6:30 p.m. Classes are held in the comfort of the clubhouse so check your Chirp for complete schedules. Dont miss out on this opportunity to improve your quality of life with these exceptional classes taught by an exceptional instructor. (See Spotlight on Excellence in this edition).Movie NightFor a night of quiet; relaxing and free entertainment, you cant beat Movie Night at Cherrywood. Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 6 p.m., Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones join their stars in the romantic comedy, Hope Springs. A couple tries to rekindle their romantic lives at a couples resort and spa. You can imagine some of the humorous situations that these two might encounter. This is funny stuff. All of our movies are shown on the big screen in the clubhouse and are free of charge to all our residents. Popcorn; lemonade and iced tea are also free but if you have another beverage or snack that you would like to enjoy, feel free to bring those also. Dont miss Movie Night at Cherrywood.Accordion Club ChangeDecember 28 is the date of the Accordion Club because of the holiday schedule. Come out and enjoy these musicians as they play a wide variety of music genres. Everyone always has a great time at these impromptu concerts where not only accordions are playing, but many other instruments as well. These nights of musical entertainment are free and enjoyed by all who attend. Bring your snacks; bring your drinks and bring your friends, and come on down to the clubhouse starting at 5:30 p.m. for a night of sheer enjoyment.Karaoke NightOn Jan. 12 at 7 p.m., Cherrywood residents will once again come together at the clubhouse and sing their favorite tunes for the entertainment of all. Last Karaoke Night was a blast with some really talented people belting out familiar and not so familiar songs played by Bill LaVertue and company. Not every one of our singers might be destined for Hollywood or Nashville, but a few could have been. As for those who area little less talented, they still manage to please the crowd. Laughter and good times were had by all at this free night of fun. Bring your drinks and snacks and if you have a favorite song youd like to sing, you can be sure that Bill will have it on his machine ready to go. We look forward to having as much fun or even more than last time. If youre shy, you can sing with a group of friends or ask for help from the audience; youll be surprised at how good you can sound. No tickets or reservations are required, just a little talent; a little guts and a great sense of humor. See you there. Elvis and GeorgeFor one night on the Cherrywood clubhouse stage, two huge talents come together to blend their performance skills and artistry. January 28 is the date of this fantastic show where Dave Atkins does his realistic Elvis Tribute and George Hamilton the forth, from the Grand Old Opry, sings some of his all time hit songs. Considered one of the best, Daves Elvis Tribute will bring back memories and make you feel as if the King of rock and roll is performing just for you. Hear a wide variety of Elvis classic hits that CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 13 will have your toes tapping and your heart pumping. George Hamilton will bring back memories with his early hits, A Rose and a Baby Ruth; Before this Day Ends and Abilene; plus many, many more. Dubbed the International Ambassador of Country Music, George is a credit to his trade. Seeing either one of these great stars would be a treat but to have them both here at the same time is a real honor. Tickets are just $5 per person and you must have a ticket to be admitted. The cost for this show has been kept at a minimum thanks to the generosity of Christ Zacco of Cherrywood Property Management. Starting at 5:30 when the doors open, finger foods will be served immediately followed by the show. Naturally you can bring your own beverages or enjoy the ones provided. Be sure to see Geri and get your tickets and reservations for this special night of star filled entertainment.Art Class Coming in JanuaryHave you ever wanted to paint a picture? Well on Friday, Jan. 11 at 8:30 a.m., be in our clubhouse for a class that will amaze and astound you. Debbie Blackburn (featured in last weeks issue of the Citizens article Spotlight On Excellence) will be here to share her extraordinary teaching skills and love of art with those who would like to learn oil painting. Debbie uses the skills she learned at the Bob Ross Institute to teach even the most inexperienced student how to make great pictures with confidence and ease. While she enjoys a great following here at Cherrywood and she loves her students; Debbie gets particular joy out of teaching novices and seeing them blossom. There is a nominal fee for the class and reservations are required so contact Geri to get your seat and then prepare to acquire a new and beautiful skill. Learning you have a new talent is a great way to start the New Year.Gaming in BiloxiAs the hustle and bustle of the holidays subsides and the winter weather sets in; dont let the chill or the gray clouds get you down. Instead, join your friends and neighbors for a fun trip to Biloxi for a stay at the impressive IP Casino Resort and Spa. Pamper yourself with four days and three nights of class. Youll leave the clubhouse of Cherrywood on Jan. 13 and travel by relaxing deluxe motor coach to the IP Casino. Once you check in you can take your free $25 in slot play and try your luck at the tables or machines of the casino. Use your $24 in food coupons to dine at any of the fine restaurants available on site. You can catch a show; relax in your spacious room; get a massage; go for a swim or enjoy a cocktail in the lounge. During your stay youll visit the Hard Rock Casino and Resort as well as the Palace Casino. Enjoy $15 dollars in free slot play at both of those venues as well. There is no way you can be board in Biloxi and the after holiday blahs will not be a factor in your future. If this sounds like fun to you, contact Natalie at 352-854-4561 and make your affordable reservation today. You wont be sorry you did.Super BowlAttention football fans. Feb. 3, a Sunday of course, the Super bowl will be played between the AFC and the NFC to determine the National Football League championship. Your Social Committee is not a group that would let an event like this pass by without throwing a huge party. As the game draws closer, look for details of this annual sports classic in your Cherrywood section of the Citizen. Just be sure to reserve that date on your calendar and plan to be at the clubhouse for all the fun and excitement. 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Friday, December 28, 2012 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 14~ Friday, December 28, 2012 www.smcitizen.com 000dmw9 352-804-0665 Kamil Multan Painting Tile Work Bathroom Renovation Plumbing Carpentry Trim Bushes Cut Lawn Clean Gutters Kitchen Remodeling Screen Repair Window Replacement Power Washes (Houses & Driveways) RELIABLE HANDYMAN Free Estimates The bloodmobile from Floridas Blood Center will be parked in front of Palm Grove on Thursday, Jan. 3, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Those who donate will receive a free movie ticket from Fandango. AYLX (double red cell) donors will also receive a $10 Darden restaurant (Red Lobster and Olive Garden) gift card by mail. Blood donors must have photo ID. Make time to save a life! Do You Remember? Tune in channel 12 for Len Teitlers presentation of the November 2012 Irish American Club Christmas party, narrated by Anna Boodee. It will air following FYI daily at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. from Dec. 28 to Jan. 4. Black and White BallThe Ambassadors 13th Black and White Ball will feature music by Diane and Mitch, on Saturday, Jan. 19, at Palm Grove from 7 to 11 pm. Ticket sales will be Monday, Jan. 7, from 8 to 10 a.m. in the card room of the Orchid Club and Tuesday, Jan 8, from 9 to 10 a.m. in the lobby of the Orchid Club. The cost per person is $6. Make your check payable to ORHA. No cash please.The Art Club of Oak RunPreparations are under way for our 21st annual Fine Arts Show on Sunday, Feb. 24. The first step is to line up all the wonderful Oak Run artists. On Tuesday, Jan. 8, from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Island Club, we will draw numbers for tables at the show. Any Oak Run resident may participate. Club members are entitled to one free display table. The charge for non-members is $8 per table. The show will be fine art and photography only. We will be raffling off an original watercolor by Heather Doherty. View our ORHA website to see the painting, On Lily Pond. Raffle tickets will be on sale in the Orchid Club lobby on Saturday, Jan. 12, Wednesday, Jan. 23, Saturday, Jan. 26 and Saturday, Feb. 9 from 8 to 10 a.m. ProThe yoga class at Oak Run. Blood drive scheduled at Palm Grove Jan. 3 ceeds will go toward an art scholarship at CF. The winner will be chosen at the Art Show. You need not be present to win. New classes begin in January. Beginners are always welcome and you may sit in on a class to see if you like it. Oil and Acrylic starts Jan. 15, Watercolor, Jan. 16, Pastel, Jan. 22 and Drawing, Jan. 23. All classes start at 9:30 a.m. in the Island Club. Please bring a check for the teacher to the first class. Cost for six lessons is $60.Singles ClubHappy New Year! Our first activity will be to attend a performance at the Orange Blossom Opry in Weirsdale on Jan. 12. Award winning Mel Tillis will perform at 7:30 p.m. We will plan dinner before the show at a restaurant near the theatre and we will car pool from Oak Run. 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Checks may be deposited in an envelope on our treasurers door: Diane Sistrunk, 8023 116th Loop in Woodside Courts. Please provide names and phone numbers for your reservation.Royal Oaks Womens 18 Hole GolfOn Tuesday, Dec. 18, we played Ts and Fs. Only the nine holes that start with the letter T or F counted. These include holes # 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15. The winners were: First Flight: 1st Place, Nancy Lefebvre, 2nd Place, Joanne Ellis; Second Flight: 1st Place, Diana Love, 2nd Place, Judy Klein, 3rd Place tie, Noreen Salo, Bea Terry, Patty Dougherty and Maureen Edwards; Third Flight: 1st Place tie, Arlene Klann and Ginger Drake, 3rd Place, Barb Scozzafava. Nancy Lefebvre was Closest to the Pin on hole #3. Following lunch we returned to hole #3 and 18 members who had been Closest to the Pin during the regular season got a chance to be Closest to the Pin for our annual Shootout. The total number of shots they had depended on the number of wins during the year. The winners were: 1st Place, Nancy Lefebvre 8 5, 2nd Place, Diana Galla 12 3, 3rd Place, Beverly Lassiter 14 5. Congratulations to all the winners.Royal Oaks Lady NinersOn Dec. 20 we played low net. In A Group Bette Johnson was first, Diana Schmidt, 2nd. and in the B Group IIlene Simnowitz was 1st, Carolee Riola 2nd and tied in 3rd. were Diane Dufresne, Eleanor Cerlenko and Cindy Kocher. Closest to pin on #6 was Diana Schmidt. We had two chip-ins, Bette Johnson on #4 and 9 also Patty Waddell on #3. We wish everyone Happy Holidays.Royal Oaks Mens GolfThe 21st of December was cold!! The temperature never got out of the 40s for the entire round, and the wind blew hard from the northwest. Its a testament to the hardy souls who braved the elements, all 36 of them. The game was the usual three best net. The winners with a score of 196 were Sam Sample, Jan Flickinger, and Ed Simnowitz. Second with a 199 were Bob Gray, Jim Smith, Don Aubrey, and Paul Valois. Third with a 201 were Dick Blackburn, Bill Start, Virgil Hein, and Dick Spano. Closest to the pin on the par threes were Frank Kelley, Ron Tennant, Gene Topp, and Jan Flickinger. We hope all have had a good holiday week so far, and the remainder of the holiday is just as pleasant. OAK RUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 11 Admiring the fish he caught, is Thor Jensen, 4, while Robert Oefelein of Oak Run holds Roar Jensen, 2. The rainbow trout were caught in Georgia. Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com On Thursday, Dec. 20, a stalwart crew of judges headed into the night in Cherrywood. Their daunting task was to pick four houses that had the most striking Christmas Decorations in the neighborhood. Cherrywood Property Management and Chris Zacco commissioned the committee to recognize those residents who exemplify the Christmas spirit and pride in their property. Signs of recognition were presented to the four winners. There was no first place; second place; etc just equal awards for the hard work of our residents. Our judges asked to remain anonymous so without identifying them, we thank them for their time; good taste and efforts. Please note that none of our judges serve on any of the major committees or in any of the main organizations of Cherrywood. In addition, none of the judges homes were considered for prizes. With all that being said, our winners for 2012 in no particular order are; Sandra and Bill Brotherhood, 6075 103rd Loop. One of the outstanding features of their decorations was the stunning Angel in the bay window surrounded by a multitude of lights and greenery. It looked like a Christmas Card, said one of the judges. George and Sandy Wilson of 10086 S.W. 63rd St. got the judges attention with their vast array of beautiful lights that even were on the roof of their home. Beautifully displayed decorations in their yard and on their house along with the lights really impressed our judges. Rick and Yvonne Starzck live at 10111 S.W. 67th Terrace Road and their yard was filled with many homemade hand manufactured decorations. Combined with special effects lighting and a home made nativity scene, they caught the eye of our judges. The DeGraws family impressed with their combining of only two colors; red and white, expertly contrasted and brilliantly displayed. It was beautiful in its intricate simplicity, commented one judge. They live at 6321 104th Lane. We congratulate each of our winners and thank them for making our lives brighter this season. Everyone is invited to drive by and see the beautiful decorations and be sure to congratulate and thank our winners when you see them.End of Time: Not!Instead of being the End of Time it was a Great time for those attending the Sock Hop party on Friday, Dec. 21. As most people know, the Mayan Calendar ran out of days on the 21st prompting some to believe that the end of the world would occur on that date. Naturally, Cherrywood decided it would be appropriate to have a party to celebrate; what the heck, there was nothing to lose. Well, Friday night came and in spite of chilly weather and strong winds, an intimate group of hearty individuals ventured out to enjoy a night of warm friendship; great entertainment and some delicious snacks. Rich Becotte provided the music and easy listening tunes that gave everyone the chance to stay warm by moving on the dance floor or to sit back and enjoy the warm atmosphere of the clubhouse. Rich and his music is a fixture at these functions and he always does a fantastic job. When the evening came to an end, the guests concluded that tomorrow would in fact be another day and all the bills they ran up for Christmas shopping would eventually have to be paid. With smiles beaming, the group exchanged hugs and hand shakes and looked forward to all the upcoming events here at Cherrywood. Christmas TriviaAn unusually large number showed up for the fun Christmas edition of Trivia on Dec. 19. Guest Quizmaster Donna James put the questions up on the specially decorated big screen bringing smiles and laugher to the group assembled as they scratched their heads pondering for the answers. In lieu of the normal one dollar entry fee for the games, everyone brought Christmas treats. As a result, there was a vast array of goodies including, cakes, cookies, brownies, fudge and other assorted treats for everyone to enjoy. This months subject was of course, Christmas, and Christmas lights judged One of the decorated houses in Cherrywood. the nearly 30 participants found out how much they did; and did not know about this joyous holiday. When all was said and done, the Guppies Team; made up of Genevieve and Richard Downs; Marguerite Fiorenza and Suzi Everlove were the winners. (See the From your reporter section of this edition.) The turnout was exceptionally large considering its such a busy time of year for everyone. Donna did an excellent job in keeping the questions and the laughter coming and a good time was had by all. She may have found herself a new job. Since Trivia started, $200 has been raised for the Wounded Warrior Fund. Not a bad contribution considering that each player pays only $1 per evening and that there is a small cash prize given to the winners. Make a resolution for 2013 to be part of this fun time and come out for Trivia Night at Cherrywood. CHERRYWOOD ESTATES J EJohn Everlove SEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE15 861-W ise (9473) VOTED SOUTH MARION CITIZENS READERS CHOICE #1 USED CAR DEALER FOR 6 CONSECUTIVE YEARS Over 50 Years Experience Family Owned & Operated Experience a whole new way to buy a vehicle Like-new cars without the new car price LOCATE PROGRAM, Wise Way can find any vehicle youre looking for! All Vehicles Fully Serviced & Certified with Warranty Upon Purchase!! Full Service Center West Marion Countys Largest Selection of Certified Preowned Cars, Trucks, SUVs LIKE NEW!! 9045 SW Hwy 200, Ocala, FL 34481 PROUDLY SERVING OUR SW 200 NEIGHBORS FOR OVER 13 YEARS For all your Transportation needs. The Only Way, The Wise Way! 2 YEARS FREE LUBE, OIL, FILTER WITH EVERY PURCHASE! Relax Wise Way vehicles are guaranteed by CarFax Clean Title History Guarantee...We guarantee our inventory!! P LUS T AX T AG & D EALER F EE 000DL35 Wise Way Auto Sales 2012 Kia Sorento V6, 5700 Miles, LX, Save Big . . . . . . . Wise Way $24,978 2012 Honda Accord EX-L Leather, 1000 Miles, Dual Power Seat, Sunroof, WOW S AVE BIG . . Wise Way $25,798 2011 Toyota Prius Leather, 3000 Miles, 52 MPG, Save Big . . . Wise Way $24,978 2012 Ford Focus Wagon SE, 2000 Miles, Local Trade . . Wise Way $16,978 2012 Toyota Sienna LE 3000 Miles, Dual Power Doors, Like New . . . Save Thousands!! 2013 Chrysler 200 Limited Leather, Power Seat, 200 Miles WOW! New $25900 . . . . Wise Way $23,780 2010 Ford Fusion SEL Leather, Power Seat, Local Trade . . . Wise Way $16,470 2004 Toyota Camry Local Vehicle, LE, Extra Low Miles . . . . Wise Way $8,997 2012 Toyota Camry LE New design, power seat. Save big from new . . Wise Way $20,977 2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L With rear entertainment. Save big from new . . . . . . Wise Way $29,970 2012 Nissan Altima SR, V6, Alloy Wheels, Power Seat . . . . . . . Wise Way $22,975 2010 KIA Forte EX, 4 Door, Automatic, Factory Warranty, Leather . . . . Wise Way $14,577 2012 Kia Optima LX Alloy Wheels, 5 year/60k Warranty . . . . . . Wise Way $18,978 2011 Buick Lacrosse CXL, Leather, Heated Seats, Memory Seats, True Luxury . . . . Wise Way $26,978 2011-2013 Hyundai Sonatas, Elantras, Santa Fes Several Models to Choose From! 5yr/60k Mile Warranty, No Hassle of Big Dealer . . . . . Save Thousands! www.nutechhearing.com M-F 9:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sat. and Sun. Appointment Needed M-F 9:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sat. and Sun. Appointment Needed Is Y our Hearing Difficult y Ear wax Buildup or Something More Serious? FREE T est Dates are available from Dec. 28 Jan. 4, 2013 Using a miniature video otoscope, well painlessly look inside your ear canal and show it on a monitor and you can watch along! INVERNESS 352-419-7911 352-419-7911 35 2-4 19-7911 3161-C, E. Gulf t o Lake Hwy. 1/2 mile east of Walmart CR YST AL RIVER 352-794-6155 352-794-6155 35 2-794-6155 1 122 N. Suncoast Blvd. (US 19) A block & a half S. of Ft. Island T rail 000DJWY Ocala 352-671-2999 Ocala 352-671-2999 Ocala 35 2-6 7 1-2999 1 1250 SW 93rd Ct. Rd. Next to Chili s A TTENTION: Federal Workers & Retirees! Y ou ma y qualif y f or FREE he aring aids C all NO W f or mor e in f ormation Easy Pay One Y ear 0.0% Interest BATTERIES BATTERIES BA TTERIES DIRT DIRT DIRT Resists: All wrapped up in a irresistible AQ SERIES almost invisible, rechargeable, water resistant, dirt and dust resistant, reprogrammable, digital, wireless, Bluetooth computerized 5-year warranty with pure comfort. Resist high pricing and high pressure. WATER WATER WA T E R R E S I S T S E V E R Y T H I N G B U T . RESISTS EVERYTHING, BUT ... B E T T E R H E A R I N G BE TTER HEARING! 352-854-47 1 1 Near Lowes on Hwy. 200 Circle Square Plaza 7651 SR 200, Ocala, FL 34476 DJ/KAROAKE FRI & SA T Sun-Sat 10am-2am NEW YEARS EVE P AR TY Hats, Noise Makers, Champagne at Midnight Music till 1:30 ALL NO CHARGE Free ride home furnished by AAA & T ow-T o-Go Our Place Saloon 000dlwd 000DC71 7201 SW Hwy 200 Ocala (352) 629-0900 (4 miles west of I-75, just before Lowes) (4 miles west of I-75, just before Lowes) (352) 629-0900 Other locations throughout the southeast 7201 SW Hwy 200 Ocala GREA T FINANCING ON EZ-GO CAR TS! GOLF CARTS ST ARTING A T $1,995 WITH HEADLIGHTS AND T A IL LIGHT! WHA T BA TTER Y A RE Y OU L OOKING F OR ??? Automotive Marine L awn Mower Golf Cart Cordless Phone Riding T oys Computer Back Up T ractor Motorcycle A TV Camcorder Cellular Phone Wheel Chairs Game F eeder Emergency Lights Security Systems Battery P acks L aptop Computers Alkaline Complete Stock Of Batteries F or: CUST OM BA TTER Y P ACKS LAPT OP COMPUTER BA TTERIES CAMCORDER BA TTERIES WHEELCHAIR BA TTERIES SECURITY SYSTEM BA TTERIES AUT OMOTIVE BA TTERIES F ARM TRACT OR BA TTERIES JET SKI BA TTERIES GAME FEED BA TTERIES MARINE BA TTERIES CELL PHONE BA TTERIES POWER WHEELS BA TTERIES WA T C H BA TTERIES KEY REMOTE BA TTERIES TRUCK BA TTERIES CORDLESS PHONE BATTERIES EMERGENCY LIGHT BATTERIES AT V BA TTERIES MOT ORCYCLE BA TTERIES LA WNMOWER BA TTERIES 000DLBT J&J SEAFOOD NEW LOCA TION S.W 7351 S.R. 200 352.236.0199 Open 7 days a week Dail y F r esh Fish! Clams Shrimp Conch Squid Oysters Crawfish 8 oz. Lobster Tails Octopus OPEN 7 D A Y S 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. SAL TED COD SMEL T HADDOCK & SMOKED FISH DIP 1 1 100 SW 93 Ct. Rd. Suite 12, Ocala, FL Mon-Thur 1 1am-10pm Fri & Sat 1 1am-1 1pm Sunday 1 1am-9pm 402-0003 GOOD FOOD GOOD SPORTS 000DGDK Happ y Hour: 3-Close 1/2 Price Draft Beer & Wine 711193 Taste The B e s t Taste The Best Ta s t e The Bes t

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Friday, December 28, 2012 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 12~ Friday, December 28, 2012 www.smcitizen.com CALL TOM OR SUSIE AT 854-3986To place your food ad in this section!Color RED isfree! 000DJYA Mon. Thurs. 11 am 8:30 pm Fri. & Sat. 11 am 9:30 pm Closed on Sunday 8602 SW SR 200, 103rd St. Plaza 873-0223 Ocala, Florida 873-0223 873-0223 SATURDAY TUESDAY ONE LARGE ONE LARGE CHEESE PIZZA CHEESE PIZZA $6.99 $6.99 With purchase of beverage MONDAY 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 The cost is $36 per person (checks payable to the Singles Club). Tickets are limited so call Maggie Naypaver for your reservation as soon as possible 352-2390210. Checks may be deposited in an envelope on our treasurers door: Diane Sistrunk, 8023 116th Loop in Woodside Courts. Please provide names and phone numbers for your reservation.Royal Oaks Womens 18 Hole GolfOn Tuesday, Dec. 18, we played Ts and Fs. Only the nine holes that start with the letter T or F counted. These include holes # 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15. The winners were: First Flight: 1st Place, Nancy Lefebvre, 2nd Place, Joanne Ellis; Second Flight: 1st Place, Diana Love, 2nd Place, Judy Klein, 3rd Place tie, Noreen Salo, Bea Terry, Patty Dougherty and Maureen Edwards; Third Flight: 1st Place tie, Arlene Klann and Ginger Drake, 3rd Place, Barb Scozzafava. Nancy Lefebvre was Closest to the Pin on hole #3. Following lunch we returned to hole #3 and 18 members who had been Closest to the Pin during the regular season got a chance to be Closest to the Pin for our annual Shootout. The total number of shots they had depended on the number of wins during the year. The winners were: 1st Place, Nancy Lefebvre 8 5, 2nd Place, Diana Galla 12 3, 3rd Place, Beverly Lassiter 14 5. Congratulations to all the winners.Royal Oaks Lady NinersOn Dec. 20 we played low net. In A Group Bette Johnson was first, Diana Schmidt, 2nd. and in the B Group IIlene Simnowitz was 1st, Carolee Riola 2nd and tied in 3rd. were Diane Dufresne, Eleanor Cerlenko and Cindy Kocher. Closest to pin on #6 was Diana Schmidt. We had two chip-ins, Bette Johnson on #4 and 9 also Patty Waddell on #3. We wish everyone Happy Holidays.Royal Oaks Mens GolfThe 21st of December was cold!! The temperature never got out of the 40s for the entire round, and the wind blew hard from the northwest. Its a testament to the hardy souls who braved the elements, all 36 of them. The game was the usual three best net. The winners with a score of 196 were Sam Sample, Jan Flickinger, and Ed Simnowitz. Second with a 199 were Bob Gray, Jim Smith, Don Aubrey, and Paul Valois. Third with a 201 were Dick Blackburn, Bill Start, Virgil Hein, and Dick Spano. Closest to the pin on the par threes were Frank Kelley, Ron Tennant, Gene Topp, and Jan Flickinger. We hope all have had a good holiday week so far, and the remainder of the holiday is just as pleasant. OAK RUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 11 Admiring the fish he caught, is Thor Jensen, 4, while Robert Oefelein of Oak Run holds Roar Jensen, 2. The rainbow trout were caught in Georgia. Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com On Thursday, Dec. 20, a stalwart crew of judges headed into the night in Cherrywood. Their daunting task was to pick four houses that had the most striking Christmas Decorations in the neighborhood. Cherrywood Property Management and Chris Zacco commissioned the committee to recognize those residents who exemplify the Christmas spirit and pride in their property. Signs of recognition were presented to the four winners. There was no first place; second place; etc just equal awards for the hard work of our residents. Our judges asked to remain anonymous so without identifying them, we thank them for their time; good taste and efforts. Please note that none of our judges serve on any of the major committees or in any of the main organizations of Cherrywood. In addition, none of the judges homes were considered for prizes. With all that being said, our winners for 2012 in no particular order are; Sandra and Bill Brotherhood, 6075 103rd Loop. One of the outstanding features of their decorations was the stunning Angel in the bay window surrounded by a multitude of lights and greenery. It looked like a Christmas Card, said one of the judges. George and Sandy Wilson of 10086 S.W. 63rd St. got the judges attention with their vast array of beautiful lights that even were on the roof of their home. Beautifully displayed decorations in their yard and on their house along with the lights really impressed our judges. Rick and Yvonne Starzck live at 10111 S.W. 67th Terrace Road and their yard was filled with many homemade hand manufactured decorations. Combined with special effects lighting and a home made nativity scene, they caught the eye of our judges. The DeGraws family impressed with their combining of only two colors; red and white, expertly contrasted and brilliantly displayed. It was beautiful in its intricate simplicity, commented one judge. They live at 6321 104th Lane. We congratulate each of our winners and thank them for making our lives brighter this season. Everyone is invited to drive by and see the beautiful decorations and be sure to congratulate and thank our winners when you see them.End of Time: Not!Instead of being the End of Time it was a Great time for those attending the Sock Hop party on Friday, Dec. 21. As most people know, the Mayan Calendar ran out of days on the 21st prompting some to believe that the end of the world would occur on that date. Naturally, Cherrywood decided it would be appropriate to have a party to celebrate; what the heck, there was nothing to lose. Well, Friday night came and in spite of chilly weather and strong winds, an intimate group of hearty individuals ventured out to enjoy a night of warm friendship; great entertainment and some delicious snacks. Rich Becotte provided the music and easy listening tunes that gave everyone the chance to stay warm by moving on the dance floor or to sit back and enjoy the warm atmosphere of the clubhouse. Rich and his music is a fixture at these functions and he always does a fantastic job. When the evening came to an end, the guests concluded that tomorrow would in fact be another day and all the bills they ran up for Christmas shopping would eventually have to be paid. With smiles beaming, the group exchanged hugs and hand shakes and looked forward to all the upcoming events here at Cherrywood. Christmas TriviaAn unusually large number showed up for the fun Christmas edition of Trivia on Dec. 19. Guest Quizmaster Donna James put the questions up on the specially decorated big screen bringing smiles and laugher to the group assembled as they scratched their heads pondering for the answers. In lieu of the normal one dollar entry fee for the games, everyone brought Christmas treats. As a result, there was a vast array of goodies including, cakes, cookies, brownies, fudge and other assorted treats for everyone to enjoy. This months subject was of course, Christmas, and Christmas lights judged One of the decorated houses in Cherrywood. the nearly 30 participants found out how much they did; and did not know about this joyous holiday. When all was said and done, the Guppies Team; made up of Genevieve and Richard Downs; Marguerite Fiorenza and Suzi Everlove were the winners. (See the From your reporter section of this edition.) The turnout was exceptionally large considering its such a busy time of year for everyone. Donna did an excellent job in keeping the questions and the laughter coming and a good time was had by all. She may have found herself a new job. Since Trivia started, $200 has been raised for the Wounded Warrior Fund. Not a bad contribution considering that each player pays only $1 per evening and that there is a small cash prize given to the winners. Make a resolution for 2013 to be part of this fun time and come out for Trivia Night at Cherrywood. CHERRYWOOD ESTATES J EJohn Everlove SEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE15 861-W ise (9473) VOTED SOUTH MARION CITIZENS READERS CHOICE #1 USED CAR DEALER FOR 6 CONSECUTIVE YEARS Over 50 Years Experience Family Owned & Operated Experience a whole new way to buy a vehicle Like-new cars without the new car price LOCATE PROGRAM, Wise Way can find any vehicle youre looking for! All Vehicles Fully Serviced & Certified with Warranty Upon Purchase!! Full Service Center West Marion Countys Largest Selection of Certified Preowned Cars, Trucks, SUVs LIKE NEW!! 9045 SW Hwy 200, Ocala, FL 34481 PROUDLY SERVING OUR SW 200 NEIGHBORS FOR OVER 13 YEARS For all your Transportation needs. The Only Way, The Wise Way! 2 YEARS FREE LUBE, OIL, FILTER WITH EVERY PURCHASE! Relax Wise Way vehicles are guaranteed by CarFax Clean Title History Guarantee...We guarantee our inventory!! P LUS T AX T AG & D EALER F EE 000DL35 Wise Way Auto Sales 2012 Kia Sorento V6, 5700 Miles, LX, Save Big . . . . . . . Wise Way $24,978 2012 Honda Accord EX-L Leather, 1000 Miles, Dual Power Seat, Sunroof, WOW S AVE BIG . . Wise Way $25,798 2011 Toyota Prius Leather, 3000 Miles, 52 MPG, Save Big . . . Wise Way $24,978 2012 Ford Focus Wagon SE, 2000 Miles, Local Trade . . Wise Way $16,978 2012 Toyota Sienna LE 3000 Miles, Dual Power Doors, Like New . . . Save Thousands!! 2013 Chrysler 200 Limited Leather, Power Seat, 200 Miles WOW! New $25900 . . . . Wise Way $23,780 2010 Ford Fusion SEL Leather, Power Seat, Local Trade . . . Wise Way $16,470 2004 Toyota Camry Local Vehicle, LE, Extra Low Miles . . . . Wise Way $8,997 2012 Toyota Camry LE New design, power seat. Save big from new . . Wise Way $20,977 2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L With rear entertainment. Save big from new . . . . . . Wise Way $29,970 2012 Nissan Altima SR, V6, Alloy Wheels, Power Seat . . . . . . . Wise Way $22,975 2010 KIA Forte EX, 4 Door, Automatic, Factory Warranty, Leather . . . . Wise Way $14,577 2012 Kia Optima LX Alloy Wheels, 5 year/60k Warranty . . . . . . Wise Way $18,978 2011 Buick Lacrosse CXL, Leather, Heated Seats, Memory Seats, True Luxury . . . . Wise Way $26,978 2011-2013 Hyundai Sonatas, Elantras, Santa Fes Several Models to Choose From! 5yr/60k Mile Warranty, No Hassle of Big Dealer . . . . . Save Thousands! www.nutechhearing.com M-F 9:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sat. and Sun. Appointment Needed M-F 9:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sat. and Sun. Appointment Needed Is Y our Hearing Difficult y Ear wax Buildup or Something More Serious? FREE T est Dates are available from Dec. 28 Jan. 4, 2013 Using a miniature video otoscope, well painlessly look inside your ear canal and show it on a monitor and you can watch along! INVERNESS 352-419-7911 352-419-7911 35 2-4 19-7911 3161-C, E. Gulf t o Lake Hwy. 1/2 mile east of Walmart CR YST AL RIVER 352-794-6155 352-794-6155 35 2-794-6155 1 122 N. Suncoast Blvd. (US 19) A block & a half S. of Ft. Island T rail 000DJWY Ocala 352-671-2999 Ocala 352-671-2999 Ocala 35 2-6 7 1-2999 1 1250 SW 93rd Ct. Rd. Next to Chili s A TTENTION: Federal Workers & Retirees! Y ou ma y qualif y f or FREE he aring aids C all NO W f or mor e in f ormation Easy Pay One Y ear 0.0% Interest BATTERIES BATTERIES BA TTERIES DIRT DIRT DIRT Resists: All wrapped up in a irresistible AQ SERIES almost invisible, rechargeable, water resistant, dirt and dust resistant, reprogrammable, digital, wireless, Bluetooth computerized 5-year warranty with pure comfort. Resist high pricing and high pressure. WATER WATER WA T E R R E S I S T S E V E R Y T H I N G B U T . RESISTS EVERYTHING, BUT ... B E T T E R H E A R I N G BE TTER HEARING! 352-854-47 1 1 Near Lowes on Hwy. 200 Circle Square Plaza 7651 SR 200, Ocala, FL 34476 DJ/KAROAKE FRI & SA T Sun-Sat 10am-2am NEW YEARS EVE P AR TY Hats, Noise Makers, Champagne at Midnight Music till 1:30 ALL NO CHARGE Free ride home furnished by AAA & T ow-T o-Go Our Place Saloon 000dlwd 000DC71 7201 SW Hwy 200 Ocala (352) 629-0900 (4 miles west of I-75, just before Lowes) (4 miles west of I-75, just before Lowes) (352) 629-0900 Other locations throughout the southeast 7201 SW Hwy 200 Ocala GREA T FINANCING ON EZ-GO CAR TS! GOLF CARTS ST ARTING A T $1,995 WITH HEADLIGHTS AND T A IL LIGHT! WHA T BA TTER Y A RE Y OU L OOKING F OR ??? Automotive Marine L awn Mower Golf Cart Cordless Phone Riding T oys Computer Back Up T ractor Motorcycle A TV Camcorder Cellular Phone Wheel Chairs Game F eeder Emergency Lights Security Systems Battery P acks L aptop Computers Alkaline Complete Stock Of Batteries F or: CUST OM BA TTER Y P ACKS LAPT OP COMPUTER BA TTERIES CAMCORDER BA TTERIES WHEELCHAIR BA TTERIES SECURITY SYSTEM BA TTERIES AUT OMOTIVE BA TTERIES F ARM TRACT OR BA TTERIES JET SKI BA TTERIES GAME FEED BA TTERIES MARINE BA TTERIES CELL PHONE BA TTERIES POWER WHEELS BA TTERIES WA T C H BA TTERIES KEY REMOTE BA TTERIES TRUCK BA TTERIES CORDLESS PHONE BATTERIES EMERGENCY LIGHT BATTERIES AT V BA TTERIES MOT ORCYCLE BA TTERIES LA WNMOWER BA TTERIES 000DLBT J&J SEAFOOD NEW LOCA TION S.W 7351 S.R. 200 352.236.0199 Open 7 days a week Dail y F r esh Fish! Clams Shrimp Conch Squid Oysters Crawfish 8 oz. Lobster Tails Octopus OPEN 7 D A Y S 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. SAL TED COD SMEL T HADDOCK & SMOKED FISH DIP 1 1 100 SW 93 Ct. Rd. Suite 12, Ocala, FL Mon-Thur 1 1am-10pm Fri & Sat 1 1am-1 1pm Sunday 1 1am-9pm 402-0003 GOOD FOOD GOOD SPORTS 000DGDK Happ y Hour: 3-Close 1/2 Price Draft Beer & Wine 711193 Taste The B e s t Taste The Best Ta s t e The Bes t

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Friday, December 28, 2012 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 14~ Friday, December 28, 2012 www.smcitizen.com 000dmw9 352-804-0665 Kamil Multan Painting Tile Work Bathroom Renovation Plumbing Carpentry Trim Bushes Cut Lawn Clean Gutters Kitchen Remodeling Screen Repair Window Replacement Power Washes (Houses & Driveways) RELIABLE HANDYMAN Free Estimates The bloodmobile from Floridas Blood Center will be parked in front of Palm Grove on Thursday, Jan. 3, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Those who donate will receive a free movie ticket from Fandango. AYLX (double red cell) donors will also receive a $10 Darden restaurant (Red Lobster and Olive Garden) gift card by mail. Blood donors must have photo ID. Make time to save a life! Do You Remember? Tune in channel 12 for Len Teitlers presentation of the November 2012 Irish American Club Christmas party, narrated by Anna Boodee. It will air following FYI daily at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. from Dec. 28 to Jan. 4. Black and White BallThe Ambassadors 13th Black and White Ball will feature music by Diane and Mitch, on Saturday, Jan. 19, at Palm Grove from 7 to 11 pm. Ticket sales will be Monday, Jan. 7, from 8 to 10 a.m. in the card room of the Orchid Club and Tuesday, Jan 8, from 9 to 10 a.m. in the lobby of the Orchid Club. The cost per person is $6. Make your check payable to ORHA. No cash please.The Art Club of Oak RunPreparations are under way for our 21st annual Fine Arts Show on Sunday, Feb. 24. The first step is to line up all the wonderful Oak Run artists. On Tuesday, Jan. 8, from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Island Club, we will draw numbers for tables at the show. Any Oak Run resident may participate. Club members are entitled to one free display table. The charge for non-members is $8 per table. The show will be fine art and photography only. We will be raffling off an original watercolor by Heather Doherty. View our ORHA website to see the painting, On Lily Pond. Raffle tickets will be on sale in the Orchid Club lobby on Saturday, Jan. 12, Wednesday, Jan. 23, Saturday, Jan. 26 and Saturday, Feb. 9 from 8 to 10 a.m. ProThe yoga class at Oak Run. Blood drive scheduled at Palm Grove Jan. 3 ceeds will go toward an art scholarship at CF. The winner will be chosen at the Art Show. You need not be present to win. New classes begin in January. Beginners are always welcome and you may sit in on a class to see if you like it. Oil and Acrylic starts Jan. 15, Watercolor, Jan. 16, Pastel, Jan. 22 and Drawing, Jan. 23. All classes start at 9:30 a.m. in the Island Club. Please bring a check for the teacher to the first class. Cost for six lessons is $60.Singles ClubHappy New Year! Our first activity will be to attend a performance at the Orange Blossom Opry in Weirsdale on Jan. 12. Award winning Mel Tillis will perform at 7:30 p.m. We will plan dinner before the show at a restaurant near the theatre and we will car pool from Oak Run. OAK RUN C WCarol AnnWheeler PLEASESEEOAK RUN, PAGE12 000DEDY *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! AutoMaxOcala.com AutoMaxOcala.com AutoMaxOcala.com 352-401-0808 352-401-0808 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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Friday, December 28, 2012 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 10~ Friday, December 28, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Read the classifieds For the last several hours, I have been slouching in my easy chair basking in the soothing aura of the season. I have not moved in several hours, and it probably will be several more hours before I even think of moving. Just a few days ago, we were in the middle of our Christmas holiday celebration with family and friends. The only thing I enjoy more is the peace and quiet that follows upon the heels of all that festivity. Do not get me wrong, I love my family and friends but boy, do I love peace and quiet. Isnt one of the sayings of the season, Peace on earth, goodwill toward men? I am not sure of all the ramifications of that phrase, but I do enjoy the peace that comes following an exuberant time of celebration with family and friends. About this time, the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage came in and saw me in the same position she saw me several hours previous. Are you, she said after staring at me for a few moments, going to stay in that chair all day? All I could do was smile graciously in her direction. Then she became concerned, and prodded me a little, Are you all right? She said it with a deep sense of genuine concern. I knew I owed her an explanation for the collapse of my bodily activities. Nothing wrong with me, I explained, Im just broke. With that, I smiled a rather infectious smile. She broke out laughing and said, What did you say? I think at the time she thought I was just exercising the spirit of merriment. I said, Im broke. Then she had a look of concern on her face. What do you mean youre broke? I knew she was concerned at that point and I had to explain to her what I meant by being broke. By being broke, I do not mean like the government broke into my bank account and confiscated my money. For all Americans that is quite a taxing situation. Also, by being broke I do not mean I dropped my wifes favorite porcelain teapot and broke it all over the floor. Once something is broke, there just is no way of fixing it. Im broke, I repeated to my wife with a whimsical smile, and its a real good feeling this time of the year. She looked at me, shook her head and then went back to her business. I thought some more on that subject and reaffirmed my idea that being broke this time of the year was a marvelous feeling. If it were April, tax time, being broke would not feel so good. Or, if it were before Christmas, being broke would not be a very good idea. Being broke after Christmas means several things. First, it means that I did my best to bless my family and friends around me with tokens of appreciation. That is all a gift really is. I am not a very good gift buyer, just ask my wife. I am the kind of person who thinks it is the thought that counts. I also know, behind every thought must be some emblem of tangibility. I have done my best this year to select gifts that would be appreciated, at least for a moment. It would be a terrible thing at the end of the Christmas season to have a ton of money left over realizing that maybe you did not do your best this year at Christmas time. Do not get me wrong. I am a Pennsylvania Dutchman through and through and we do not believe in wasting money. We do believe in investing our resources in family and friends. I am not extravagant in my giving. I do not have it to be extravagant. What I do have, I want to use to bless and encourage the people that have meant so much to me during the year. Yes, being broke is a good feeling. Being broke also means I have no room for regrets. Would I have liked to give more gifts? Sure, but when you run out of money, you cannot go any further. By being broke at the end of Christmas means, I have done everything I possibly could within my resources to thank the people I love for being a part of my life. You cannot buy friendship. Unless of course you are in Washington DC or Its the season to be broke Hollywood California. Among normal folk, friendship is not for sale. It is not even for rent. At this time of the year, it sure is a wonderful feeling to tell your friends and family you are glad they are a part of your life. Being broke is a lot more than having no money. Being broke means that I have done everything within my power to bless those people around me. I have given all I had to give and there is a good warm fuzzy feeling about that. God is the one who set the standard along this line. For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord (Romans 6:23 KJV). God looked at the world, it broke His heart and therefore He sent His Son to remedy our situation. Thank God for that broken heart. He gave His all for those He loved.Dr. 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. OUT TO PASTOR J SRev. James L. Snyder Southwest ChristianThe 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. Phone is 352-236-6023.Christs Church of Marion CountySunday, Dec. 30: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 30: JOY Night, 5 p.m. Christs Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., off State Road 200, Ocala. Phone is 352-8616182, website is www.ccomc.org.Friendship BaptistOn Sunday, Dec. 30, Friendship Baptist Church Religion will end the year with special services, beginning with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and the morning worship service at 10:45 a.m. Pastor Randall Brown will bring the year-end message and Mrs. Linda Brown will lead the choir and special music in worship and praise. The Lords Supper will be observed at the 6 p.m. evening service; Remembering the Reason for Why He Came. On Wednesday, Jan. 2, the midweek Bible study and Teen Impact will meet at 7 p.m. Friendship Baptist Church, 9510 S.W. 105th St., off Southwest State Road 200. Phone is 352-237-2640.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 dates are Jan. 13 and 27. Classes for Spanish as a second language continue to be offered every Thursday at 3:30 p.m. As part of our involvement in the Year of Faith, Deacon Henry Libersat will be with us for the first of three conferences on Saturday, Jan. 12, at 9 a.m. Registration is at 8:30 a.m. He will also be here March 16 and May 11. Deacon Libersat has preached parish missions, conducted retreats and workshops throughout Florida. Exercise class restarts Jan. 7If your New Years resolutions include improving your health; losing weight; or taking better care of yourself, you live in the right place. Debbie Rivera begins the New Year of Tai Chi; Yoga and Aerobics classes on Monday, Jan. 7. Debbie is an expert instructor with a Ph.D. in her field. She will teach you and encourage you but never push you to do anything that you arent ready for. She is a patient and compassionate instructor with a large following of devoted fans here at Cherrywood. Stretch/Yoga begins Monday at 10:15 a.m. and Co-Ed Tai Chi begins at 6:30 p.m. Classes are held in the comfort of the clubhouse so check your Chirp for complete schedules. Dont miss out on this opportunity to improve your quality of life with these exceptional classes taught by an exceptional instructor. (See Spotlight on Excellence in this edition).Movie NightFor a night of quiet; relaxing and free entertainment, you cant beat Movie Night at Cherrywood. Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 6 p.m., Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones join their stars in the romantic comedy, Hope Springs. A couple tries to rekindle their romantic lives at a couples resort and spa. You can imagine some of the humorous situations that these two might encounter. This is funny stuff. All of our movies are shown on the big screen in the clubhouse and are free of charge to all our residents. Popcorn; lemonade and iced tea are also free but if you have another beverage or snack that you would like to enjoy, feel free to bring those also. Dont miss Movie Night at Cherrywood.Accordion Club ChangeDecember 28 is the date of the Accordion Club because of the holiday schedule. Come out and enjoy these musicians as they play a wide variety of music genres. Everyone always has a great time at these impromptu concerts where not only accordions are playing, but many other instruments as well. These nights of musical entertainment are free and enjoyed by all who attend. Bring your snacks; bring your drinks and bring your friends, and come on down to the clubhouse starting at 5:30 p.m. for a night of sheer enjoyment.Karaoke NightOn Jan. 12 at 7 p.m., Cherrywood residents will once again come together at the clubhouse and sing their favorite tunes for the entertainment of all. Last Karaoke Night was a blast with some really talented people belting out familiar and not so familiar songs played by Bill LaVertue and company. Not every one of our singers might be destined for Hollywood or Nashville, but a few could have been. As for those who area little less talented, they still manage to please the crowd. Laughter and good times were had by all at this free night of fun. Bring your drinks and snacks and if you have a favorite song youd like to sing, you can be sure that Bill will have it on his machine ready to go. We look forward to having as much fun or even more than last time. If youre shy, you can sing with a group of friends or ask for help from the audience; youll be surprised at how good you can sound. No tickets or reservations are required, just a little talent; a little guts and a great sense of humor. See you there. Elvis and GeorgeFor one night on the Cherrywood clubhouse stage, two huge talents come together to blend their performance skills and artistry. January 28 is the date of this fantastic show where Dave Atkins does his realistic Elvis Tribute and George Hamilton the forth, from the Grand Old Opry, sings some of his all time hit songs. Considered one of the best, Daves Elvis Tribute will bring back memories and make you feel as if the King of rock and roll is performing just for you. Hear a wide variety of Elvis classic hits that CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 13 will have your toes tapping and your heart pumping. George Hamilton will bring back memories with his early hits, A Rose and a Baby Ruth; Before this Day Ends and Abilene; plus many, many more. Dubbed the International Ambassador of Country Music, George is a credit to his trade. Seeing either one of these great stars would be a treat but to have them both here at the same time is a real honor. Tickets are just $5 per person and you must have a ticket to be admitted. The cost for this show has been kept at a minimum thanks to the generosity of Christ Zacco of Cherrywood Property Management. Starting at 5:30 when the doors open, finger foods will be served immediately followed by the show. Naturally you can bring your own beverages or enjoy the ones provided. Be sure to see Geri and get your tickets and reservations for this special night of star filled entertainment.Art Class Coming in JanuaryHave you ever wanted to paint a picture? Well on Friday, Jan. 11 at 8:30 a.m., be in our clubhouse for a class that will amaze and astound you. Debbie Blackburn (featured in last weeks issue of the Citizens article Spotlight On Excellence) will be here to share her extraordinary teaching skills and love of art with those who would like to learn oil painting. Debbie uses the skills she learned at the Bob Ross Institute to teach even the most inexperienced student how to make great pictures with confidence and ease. While she enjoys a great following here at Cherrywood and she loves her students; Debbie gets particular joy out of teaching novices and seeing them blossom. There is a nominal fee for the class and reservations are required so contact Geri to get your seat and then prepare to acquire a new and beautiful skill. Learning you have a new talent is a great way to start the New Year.Gaming in BiloxiAs the hustle and bustle of the holidays subsides and the winter weather sets in; dont let the chill or the gray clouds get you down. Instead, join your friends and neighbors for a fun trip to Biloxi for a stay at the impressive IP Casino Resort and Spa. Pamper yourself with four days and three nights of class. Youll leave the clubhouse of Cherrywood on Jan. 13 and travel by relaxing deluxe motor coach to the IP Casino. Once you check in you can take your free $25 in slot play and try your luck at the tables or machines of the casino. Use your $24 in food coupons to dine at any of the fine restaurants available on site. You can catch a show; relax in your spacious room; get a massage; go for a swim or enjoy a cocktail in the lounge. During your stay youll visit the Hard Rock Casino and Resort as well as the Palace Casino. Enjoy $15 dollars in free slot play at both of those venues as well. There is no way you can be board in Biloxi and the after holiday blahs will not be a factor in your future. If this sounds like fun to you, contact Natalie at 352-854-4561 and make your affordable reservation today. You wont be sorry you did.Super BowlAttention football fans. Feb. 3, a Sunday of course, the Super bowl will be played between the AFC and the NFC to determine the National Football League championship. Your Social Committee is not a group that would let an event like this pass by without throwing a huge party. As the game draws closer, look for details of this annual sports classic in your Cherrywood section of the Citizen. Just be sure to reserve that date on your calendar and plan to be at the clubhouse for all the fun and excitement. 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Friday, December 28, 2012 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 16~ Friday, December 28, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Attend the worship service of your choice... terfering with freedom of contract. One free-market advocate, Percy L. Greaves Jr., pointed out that government intervention on behalf of labor was a response to earlier government privileges for business. Most such intervention, Greaves said, was planned to help organized labor and the other large groups that had suffered when employers were in the saddle and obtaining favorable intervention for themselves. Greaves was echoing President Grover Cleveland, who in 1888 similarly attributed the rise of radicalism in America to government privileges for combined wealth and capital. In light of that, he argued, the cure was to abolish corporate privileges and remove the excuse for countervailing privileges. All government favors, which are rooted in force, should be ended, leaving labor and management to negotiate in peace in a competitive marketplace. Right to work enlarges governments role and affirms the mistaken philosophy that it has a place in labor relations.Sheldon Richman is vice president and editor at The Future of Freedom Foundation (www.fff.org) in Fairfax, Va. RICHMANCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 bull pucky. If that kid in Connecticut went into that school without guns, those beautiful children and teachers would still be alive. We as a nation, are the most over gunned country in the world. Reason, our country is living in the dark ages, and let a few dominate what is done about guns. Back in the 1700s when the Constitution was drafted, we were at war, for our freedom, with the British. Guns were needed to fight a war, not to annihilate our own children and families. A musket took about 3-5 minutes to reload after firing. Today in that 3-5 minute time frame, thousands of rounds of ammunition can be fired. Now, I ask you who needs a gun that can fire to that extent? Nobody! When I was in the Navy, during the Korean War, I had to shoot a weapon, and I became a sharpshooter. But, since my service time, Ive never touched a gun as to me they are filthy. Folks, we are living so far in the past, I doubt we will ever catch up before the country becomes nothing within the next 28 years. The NRA is, in my mind, a self serving enemy of the people, and probably in the back of their minds, they can do anything the choose, and theyre doing it. People, in the Bible it states, live in the past and destroy thyself. Man, are we on that track. Fundamentally, we are a violent people. Of course we had to be in a way. But only to establish a new country, of the people, and by the people, and for the people. We killed the native Americans who were here first, not trying to live with them, but to take their land, the land they had for thousands of years. How did we do it? With guns. The good old musket at first, then the repeating rifle, and colt 45. Bang, and they were dead. We need guns like we need a hole in the head and a gun will give you just that. I wonder how many unemployed people own expensive guns, and how many needy families have guns instead of food. Think of the gang killings and family violence caused by guns and many of those by people who have basically nothing. To allow people to have gun permits for concealed weapons is like having a fuse ready to go off at any time. Finally, there is no reason for people to own guns except for target shooting, and those guns could be locked up at the shooting range. No guns on the street. Unfortunately, NO definitive action will be taken, regarding gun laws by congress. Oh yes, who/what was it that first brought up mental health issues regarding the Connecticut slaughter, the NRA. How about that, trying to divert attention from themselves and guns, to another issue altogether? Bill Ford OcalaChurch policiesThe decline in church attendance was lamented in a recent letter to the editor by a reader of your paper. The reasons cited were due to the influence of non-religious individuals and the solution offered was shootingflash prayers to be directed toward the non-religious as advocated by certain evangelical preachers. Churches have supported and promoted an image of opposing abortion and supporting fundamentalist Christian LETTERSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 practices and as such naturally attracted the overwhelming majority of evangelicals. But by also embracing Republican policies that support the very wealthy, oppose health care reform, deny evolution and global warming, and oppose gay rights, evangelicals are increasingly seen by many as proponents of greed, ignorance and bigotry. In their quest for political power, evangelicals seem to have abandoned Jesus admonition of helping the poor and the downtrodden, and their claim to moral leadership has suffered accordingly, especially among the younger generation. Gerard Chapdelaine Oak RunGun and violence controlWe need to point fingers at more than gun control. Yes, we need gun control but what about violence control. Our young people are playing violent video games. TV programs are filled with violence and sexual content. Movie producers think its necessary to blow up everything including people. Dropping the F bomb every few seconds desensitized people against disgusting language. Writers no longer have to be creative, just crude. Do we wonder why so many children become bullies; its the violence that invades every part of their existence. Kindness and responsibility for ones actions are no longer important. Children are bombarded with fear. Parents are afraid to let them play outside. There is no way to control what pops up on TV. With the recent events children and young people found it is not safe to go to a movie, shop at a mall and worst of all go to school. As a society we have to stand up against what is being portrayed as normal. We need people doing jobs instead of machines. Its time to go back to social behavior where people talk to people. Social interaction brings about respect for the feelings of others. Regulating guns is not the only course of action. Someone who couldnt get a gun could just as easily get instructions for a homemade bomb on the Internet. Start at the root of the problem. Do not allow violence as a form of entertainment. In memory of the children and teachers who lost their lives in Connecticut turn off the violent TV programs and avoid the violent movies. Dont buy video games where people and animals are killed. No violence is OK, especially when its thought of as a game or entertainment. We have no right to tell other countries what to do when we cant control our own. Lets start fixing American by making it a gentler, kinder, safer place for our children to grow and thrive. Moryha Kasten OcalaYou cant legislate evilNo matter how many laws we pass, attacking/banning guns is not the answer and never has been. Guns dont kill anyone, sick/evil individuals do, and it just takes one. States and countries who attempt to restrict gun ownership have more violent crimes than those who dont. This last attack was by an evil coward who murdered innocents who were not able to defend themselves. He didnt have the nerve to attack those who are capable of defending themselves. He must have felt very powerful killing those innocent children and unarmed adults, what a coward. This should cause us to reflect on the direction America is heading, moving away from God and the values we were taught by our parents and teachers when we were children. Paul Harvey was concerned about the direction our culture was heading as early as April, 1965, when he made his famous If I were the devil broadcast (see it on line @http//stg.do/9LDc). He spoke of our future and how we were losing our conscience as a nation, its as if he wrote it today. When dealing with cowards you have to deal through strength, the only language they understand. I recommend all principals and teachers carry a gun to school. You dont hear of a shooting anywhere the targeted victim was armed, cowards commit acts of terror on the ones who cant fight back. This included Fort Hood, he knew they were unarmed. Carry a gun! God bless those families. Wayne Rackley Ocala Read the classifieds nificant contribution to our quality of life here at Cherrywood. This week we feature an individual who has become a welcome addition to our family, bringing health and a sense of well being too many of our people. Im speaking of course about Debra Rivera; our own fitness instructor. A native Floridian, Deb was born in Pasco County. At the early age of 4, she began her dancing career and worked her way up to being a teachers assistant by the time she was 11. Dancing, it seems, has always been a passion for her. After graduation from Forest High School, life moved quickly for Deb. She enrolled in the University of Florida and then became a member of the Central Florida Dance Theatre. With that group of actors and dancers, she began entertaining all over the region in various dinner theater venues where she played a variety of parts. One of her favorite routines was dancing the Hula which was just one of her many specialties. Another thing happened at this time in Debs life; she met her husband, Herman. They have two children; a son Dylan (named after Bob Dylan); and a daughter, Autumn. Both children have inherited a love of the performing arts from their mom. Dylan, who is 21, plays lead guitar and drums. He currently is in a band doing gigs across the Central Florida area. Autumn is 12 and in the seventh grade. Her interests include theater, piano and voice. Until recently, she was also dancing and taking lessons but has since let that drop out of her regime. When talking about this fact Deb expressed a bit of displeasure but laughed when I said, Who would think that a seventh grader wouldnt listen to their mother? While performing and raising a family, Deb managed to keep up her studies and transferring her credits, she attained a Bachelors Degree from a college in New Jersey; a Masters Degree from Liberty University in Virginia and was granted her Doctorate from Arizona State University.. With her degrees in Dance Education and Health Science, Deb did her dissertation for the Doctors Degree on Dance Injuries. These are very specific injuries that while common among professional dancers, are seen much less in the general population. Deb can attest to the stress and strain dancing puts on the muscles; bones; tendons; and other parts of the body. Not one to sit back, Deb has received another certification, this one is in Therapeutic Recreation. This particular certificate allows her to work with individuals who are disabled Deb Rivera CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 17 PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE17 000DCKQ Sunday Bible Study 9:30 a.m. Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Pastor: Matt Hunt Assoc. 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or who have some type of limited mobility problems. The dance aspect of this therapy gives confidence to the patients and at the same time, allows them to have a little fun while working their way towards recovery. In her pursuit of excellence, Deb has recently embarked on a pilot program for dancers. She is involved in a three year project that will allow professional dancers to receive a Certificate of Professional Dance. Upon completion of this course, dancers will be able to show various talent scouts; producers; directors and others interested in hiring them that they have the skills; work ethic and dedication to be successful. For Deb, this project will require a great deal of research and study in order to be implemented. Knowing her dedication and commitment level; coupled with her knowledge; energy and intellectual abilities; this project should be completed well within her time limits. All of these projects and programs that Deb works with are time consuming but she is undaunted by it all. She still finds time to work with private patients in need of physical therapy; to teach Performing Arts at Wildwood; and of course to run three or four classes for us here at Cherrywood. She began her exercise and yoga programs here in Cherrywood a year ago last Thanksgiving. Geri saw the credentials that Deb brought to the table and after talking it over with Chris and getting his approval, Geri signed her on. From that first day until now, Deb has been a smash hit with her students. For those of you who have not yet met Deb Rivera, you are in for a treat. She is energetic; enthusiastic and knowledgeable. She is a pleasure to talk with and a magnificent resource person for all things dance or therapy related. Her quick smile; patent attitude and witty sense of humor make her a favorite of her students and coworkers. Now that the first of the year is coming, its an excellent time to put into effect those resolutions that are so hard to keep. If you want to improve your life through fitness; weight loss; or increase your agility; if you want to find stress relief and mental harmony with your environment; if you want to just feel good about yourself; then I encourage you to sign up for Debs classes here at Cherrywood. The sessions are free to all of our residents and while Deb has a substantial following of loyal students now, there is always room in our spacious clubhouse for more. You will find Deb loves people and is very patient with her classes. You wont be embarrassed or pushed into anything you dont feel comfortable doing so theres no excuse for not showing up. January 7 at 10:15 a.m. is Stretch Yoga class. At 6:30 p.m. Co-Ed Tai Chi classes are in session and Tuesday at 10:15 Aerobics begins. Check your Chirp for all the scheduled classes and look forward to Line Dance class starting later in the year. This is just another project Deb is working on. Dr. Deb Rivera is a real asset to our Cherrywood family and we are pleased and honored to feature her in our Spotlight on Excellence.From Your ReporterAs the year comes to an end, I would like to take this opportunity to thank some special people who have made 2012 a particularly great year for me. First, I would like to thank Geri Watrouse and Chris Zacco of Cherrywood Property Management for the chance to write this column for Cherrywood. In addition, my thanks to Jim Clark, editor of the Citizen; who has been a huge help and guide for my efforts throughout the year. I also thank my Cherrywood family for their cooperation, encouragement, and tolerance. Lastly, I thank my wife Suzi who has kept me going with her patience and love; prodding and humor. With heartfelt gratitude to all of these people and to you, my readers, I most sincerely wish each of you a very blessed and Happy New Year. Friday, December 28, 2012 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com BY SHELDON RICHMAN The right-to-work issue is back. When a state passes a rightto-work law, as Michigan did this month, employers in that state can no longer agree to require workers to pay union fees as a condition of employment. Supporters of right to work see it as a way to protect workers from being forced to support unions against their will. Many opponents of right to work counter that the laws let workers free-ride off dues-paying colleagues and reap the benefits of union services. Thus, those opponents claim the laws are intended to weaken unions. Right-to-work cant be understood without first understanding the wider federal labor-law regime. In 1935 the National Labor Relations Act (or Wagner Act) became law under the New Deal. Among other things, it decreed that when a majority of workers in a company vote for a union, their employer must bargain with it in good faith and that all workers must support it financially, even those choosing not to join. This law violates freemarket principles, including freedom of association, which includes the freedom to abstain from association. More than a decade later Wagner was amended by the TaftHartley Act to ameliorate what many saw as union excesses. Provision 14(b) permits states to pass right-to-work laws, which ban agreements that make paying union fees a condition of employment. Thus, right to work is a creature of the Wagner Act. After World War II, a repeal or a major modification of Wagner might have been possible, but tooclever politicians instead chose to give states the option to enact right-to-work laws. Some Wagner opponents thought this was a serious mistake, because it took pressure off the intrusive national labor-relations regime. But maybe it wasnt a mistake; maybe it was a calculated move to salvage Wagner, albeit with modification. Thats a reasonable inference, but to see it, a deeper analysis of Wagner is necessary. That law is typically considered a pro-labor, anti-business law. But its not so simple. For one thing, radical labor activists, such as the Wobblies (the Industrial Workers of the World) opposed the act. On the other hand, important parts of the big-business elite had long lobbied for a labor law similar (but not identical) to Wagner through the American Association for Labor Legislation. The Wobblies might have had Adam Smiths dictum in mind: Whenever the legislature attempts to regulate the differences between masters and their workmen, its counsellors are always the masters. Why would big business want a labor-relations law that interfered with the free market? Big business was no friend of the free market, and some of the business elite were willing to make concessions to labor for industrial peace. By that, they had in mind an end to unannounced walkouts (wildcat strikes), work showdowns, secondary strikes along the supply chain, and sympathy boycotts. These and similar tactics were favored by the Wobblies. The Wagner-Taft-Hartley regime outlawed those actions and imposed federal rules governing union certification through supervised elections, cooling-off periods before strikes, and federal mediation. Labor leaders, despite their hostile rhetoric toward employers, became the enforcers of union contracts to the outrage of labor radicals. At the time Taft-Hartley was drafted, some advocates of the free market opposed it on principle, because forbidding a particular kind of agreement between an employer and a union violated free-market principles. They argued that the remedy for compulsory unionism was to repeal offending laws like Wagner rather than to pass a new law inwww.smcitizen.com 8~ Friday, December 28, 2012 The last column of the year is traditionally one for looking back at what took place and giving an opinion on the biggest story of 2012. For me, the election was the biggest story, especially on the state and local level. Around Marion County, it was the school superintendent race that dominated the early going, as the Republican primary was a three-way battle among Jackie Porter, George Tomyn and Wally Wagoner. After a contentious campaign, Tomyn carried the county, and then won the general election. In the County Commission, the biggest upset came when David Moore ousted Mike Amsden, the incumbent. Moore, Earl Arnett and Stan McClain were elected in November. There were several other races, including a supervisor of elections battle that wasnt close, and other Constitutional offices where incumbents were unopposed. By far, the most talked about was the sheriffs race. In the primary, Undersheriff Dan Kuhn defeated Chris Blair in the primary and seemed to be a shoo-in for the victory against Bernie DeCastro. However, revelation of a year-old extra-marital affair did him in and Blair was picked by Republicans to take his place. In a confusing vote where people had to vote for Kuhn to have it counted for Blair, it turned out the confusion didnt matter as Blair breezed to victory. Statewide, it was long lines and delays in voting that plagued Florida once again. While some people blamed the cutback in early voting days (although for years we voted without major delays before early voting came into existence), the biggest problem was caused by the Florida Legislature. In their collective wisdom, members place 12 amendments on the ballot (later cut to 11 by the courts), and some had ridiculously long descriptions. People who werent prepared for this on Election Day and stopped to read all the amendments when they went to the polling places caused monumental backups that in some places surpassed a city block. If the presidential race had been close, the state would once again have found itself the butt of all jokes. Sadly, the biggest national story of the year has to be the nations violence, with two major mass shootings, including the recent school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, and the movie theater killings in Aurora, Colorado. As of this writing, the funerals of some of the young victims and the heroic teachers in Connecticut are still going on, and its a little early to assess the impact on life in this country. Many schools, including those in Marion County, closed for Christmas break on the day of the shootings, so how things are handled in the aftermath will have to wait. One other story. Since were all still here, we have to assume that the Mayan calendar was wrong, and that those predictions of doom have gone the way of Y2K and other prophecies. Now we can concentrate on having a better year in 2013, although Im sure someone will come up with predicting something bad on 113-13.Jim Clark is the editor of the South Marion Citizen. PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOSTEDITOR: JIM CLARK Citizen The opinions expressed in South Marion Citizen editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper.Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board.Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns.Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 854-3986.All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via e-mail. Names and communities will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out.We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Not all contributions are printed.Letters longer than 550 words may be regarded as columns and printed on a space-available basis, and writers will be limited to one contribution per month. The deadline is one week prior to each Fridays issue.Send letters to: The South Marion Citizen Editor, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@smcitizen.com. In the aftermath of the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, where 20 children and six adults were killed by a young gunman, we have been deluged with items taken off the Internet, stories and poems, concerning the young victims. Some of them are quite good. They express raw emotion that is being felt throughout the country, and portray the sadness that has taken hold this Christmas season. Heres the problem. For the most part, we cant print them. Most of these poems and stories have been forwarded by someone to someone else, to someone else, etc. There is no way to be sure who created the poem, whether it is original or taken from someone else, and there is usually no way for us to get permission to print it. One of the more popular things to do is to take the item The Night Before Christmas and change the wording to fit the occasion. Unfortunately, thats a copyright violation. The Internet is, for the most part, unregulated. Attempts to get control over copyrighted material have failed miserably. Every time a site is shut down, another one crops up. Usually, its to do with downloading music, particularly current hits. Theres a big push to trace people who download music and make them pay. For newspapers, the main problem is the printed word that circulates throughout the Internet. Its very easy to be taken in by a hoax. All of us have to be careful about publishing items that we see on the Internet and assume they are true. For other media outlets, it can be not only copyright violations but video problems. Last week there was a video making the rounds about an eagle swooping down and snatching a child. It was soon noted that it was a hoax, but not before it went viral on various sites. So while we appreciate the feelings of everyone in regard to the shooting in Connecticut, writing a straight letter to the editor would be the better way to get your point across. Please dont copy poems, items from websites, etc. We just cant use them. S UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Newspapers, copyright, and the Internet A look at 2012: elections, tragedies LETTERS TO THE EDITOR The future over the right-to-work issue Guns, mental health and parentingLetters have cropped up alluding to parenting being a problem with those who want to take a gun and indiscriminately kill people. Theyre right in one way. But, Im going to speak to the three scenarios in my caption. First, parenting. Children today have way too permissive parents and teachers. Parents must feel if they say no, its offensive to their children. Having raised five children from the 50s to the 70s, there was never a permissive bone in my body. Loving absolutely, but discipline was the foundation for the children. There were no nights out after 10 oclock, and then on weekends only. Drugs, smoking, drinking, and backtalk were never an issue. Teachers today seem to want to keep their jobs rather than educate. That doesnt mean they are not compassionate. Being a music major in college, I notice even the music I hear on TV and the radio, by young people, would never hold up, 30, 40, or 50 years ago. I listen to it on TV in particular and wonder if the music teachers have absolute pitch or none at all. I have six children and grandchildren who are teachers. One grandson teaches at a major university, and the others in elementary schools, and they all are against guns. Mental illness has been with us since time immemorial, so thats a copout. There are more professionals dealing with mental illnesses, than ever before. But, are they really more interested in people or the dollar. A good question. Now to guns. The killers. The NRA will tell you, people kill people, guns dont kill people, Jim Clark Editor GUEST COMMENTARY READER OPINIONS INVITED PLEASESEERICHMAN, PAGE9 PLEASESEELETTERS, PAGE9 CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 16 THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLYBy Jean-Dominique Bauby The most inspiring book Ive read in years was written by the former editorin-chief of Elle magazine, Jean-Dominque Bauby, a victim at age 43 of locked-in syndrome after a massive stroke that left him mentally alert but unable to move or speak. So how did he manage to create such a beautiful, lyrical, and often humorous slim volume he called The Diving Bell and the Butterfly? He tells us how he did it. It is a simple enough system, he explains, You read off the alphabet until, with a blink of my eye I stop you at the letter to be noted. The maneuver is repeated for the letters that follow, so that fairly soon you have a whole word. Fairly soon for an entire book meant years, of course. The diving bell of Baubys title is his bodily trap and the butterfly his imagination. To his readers he expresses pleasure at having his bottom wiped and swaddled like a newborn, occasional anger at nurses who leave the TV on the wrong channel, and sweetness he shares with his small children. Though hes nearly deaf, hes so intuitive he feels his visiting friends outside the hospital room steeling themselves to face him. During the books creation Baubys prognosis was uncertain although some improvement was expected. Then just two days before the books Paris publication, he suddenly died, leaving behind a work that is a triumph of the human spirit and a gift to all who read it. The movie made from it is just as marvelous. TO HEAVEN AND BACK By Mary C. Neal, MD Of the many books available about round trips to heaven, I chose Neals because shes an adult and a physician. The latter qualification, I believed, would be a distinct advantage with skeptical readers. Sadly, I was wrong. Hers is a sincere but confusing account of a kayaking accident in Chile when she died from drowning, experienced heaven, and returned to live out her life on earth. She provides harrowing details of the accident and some will find her entire story uplifting no doubt. Others, like me, will be disappointed. Though I am certainly no Biblical scholar Neals theology seems at odds with scripture. After drowning, for instance, she is greeted in heaven by human souls she appears to know but cant identify. Friends at the river keep pulling her back to earth which she finds annoying and tiring. At no time is she filled with the glory of heaven, only this irritation. After her miraculous recovery she begins to see angels everywhere, even in trees and owls, and invites us to do the same. Finally, the writing in this book is astonishingly clumsy and nave for such an educated woman. Not recommended.Pat Wellington is a retired English professor, freelance writer, who shares her passion for books with oth-ers. Two books: One a good read, the other not recommended BOOK MARK P WPat Wellington 000DLXX8810 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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Friday, December 28, 2012 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 18~ Friday, December 28, 2012 www.smcitizen.com the Citizen Maintain the health of your business Advertise in M AINTAIN THE H EALTH OF Y OUR B USINESS Advertise in A new safety awareness advocacy program, Arrive Home Safe, has formed with the mission to provide safety education awareness to bicyclists, pedestrians and motor vehicle drivers. Arrive Home Safe promotes awareness of all roadway users and their presence within and along roadways bicyclists, pedestrians, and motor vehicle drivers. The Arrive Home Safe theme of the initial safety awareness campaign is baseball centered, with Tampa Bay Rays Manager Joe Maddon coaching our community on safety measures each one of us may take to Arrive Home Safe. According to backers, as a community, they want everyone (bicyclists, pedestrian and motor vehicle drivers) on our team (our community) to arrive at home plate (home) safely and win (be alive and enjoy a high quality of life) by following critical elements of travelling safely: Know the rules of the game (traffic safety laws and rights of pedestrians, bicyclists and motor vehicle drivers); Having the right equipment to do the job (ex. bicyclists bicycle in good repair, helmet, front and rear night lights, spoke reflector lights, reflective/ light colored clothing, safety vests, rear-view helmet mirror, proper tire pressure etc.; pedestrians reflective/light colored clothing at night;); motor vehicle drivers vehicle in safe working order and good repair; working headlights, tail lights, rearview and side mirrors, proper tire pressure, etc.) Proper coaching (specific tips and demonstrations on approaching traffic from all three perspectives (that of the bicyclist, the pedestrian and the motor vehicle driver, the dos and donts of travelling on roadways safely)); Practice (bicyclists/pedestrians/motor vehicle drivers follow rules and utilize safety and awareness tips); Attitude/awareness up at bat/ playing both offensively and defensively (having the right attitude while on roadways and constantly being aware of what is in front, beside and behind you, not texting or talking on the phone while biking, driving or walking near intersections, not getting into the zone to the extent that you are unaware of whats going on around you); Travelling safely and sustainably running the bases (knowing when to use speed or hold up getting to your destination safely aka home plate) work commute, shopping or recreation being efficient and green; Winning scoring the big play or home run, making the big leagues (arriving alive, safe and secure, no crashes, no accidents, no fatalities, no tickets). The idea for Arrive Home Safe and having Maddon as the initial spokesman came after Mary Helen Duke, founder of Arrive Home Safe, attended a Tampa Bay Rays baseball game and spotted Maddon bicycling on Bayshore Boulevard. After recently witnessed the aftermath of two bicyclist/vehicle crashes in Tampa within a three week period which required ambulance service, she appealed to Maddon, an avid bicyclist, to coach the community on roadway safety awareness. Maddon graciously agreed to participate. Many youth baseball players need the ride their bicycles to baseball fields for practice. Duke states: Coach Maddons passion for bicycling and our community education campaign were a perfect fit to help communicate safety messages and reinforce existing roadway safety laws to all parties. Too many people are riding bicycles the wrong way on our roadways and even the wrong way in bike lanes. Bicycles should always ride with traffic both in or out of bike lanes. Pedestrians often pose a danger to themselves and others by not crossing at intersections, walking or jogging in bike lanes and not wearing reflective clothing at night. Improved driving behaviors of both bicyclists and motor vehicle drivers are needed to ensure a three foot clearance zone is provided so bicycles and motor vehicles may pass one another safely on area roadways. The Arrive Home Safe public service announcement, The Right Equipment began airing this season before Tampa Bay Rays home games at Tropicana Field. The PSAs would not have been possible without the assistance of HTV which provided video production services for the safety campaign and the Tampa Bay Rays organization. For more information, go to www.arrivehomesafe.org. To lend your support to the Arrive Home Safe awareness campaign, contact arrivehomesafe@aol.com or check out Arrive Home Safe on Facebook. Tampa Bay Rays boss backs road safety program All dinners are open to the public in the dining hall: Saturday Breakfast is served from 8 to 10 a.m. Donation is $4. The Men's Auxiliary will resume serving shrimp and wing baskets with coleslaw and fries on the first and third Friday of the month. The first is Friday, Jan. 4 from 4 to 6 p.m. The Fish Fry held on the second and fourth Friday will be serving on Jan. 11, from 4 to 6 p.m. The VFW Holiday Party will take place on Saturday, Dec. 29. The party includes dinner-dancing-comedy show. The buffet sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary will be served from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The buffet includes baked ham, roasted potatoes, mixed vegetables, green salad, rolls and dessert. After the dinner, The Comedy Show sponsored by VFW Post 4781 will feature Carol Nelson, Krazy Carol", a recording artist from Sarasota. The evening's entertainment will also include music and dancing. Tickets for all of these events are $20 per person. Pre-sale tickets only. No tickets will be sold the door. Tickets can be purchased in the Canteen daily. Bingo is open to the public each Monday and Thursday with early bird specials beginning at 11:30 a.m. Lunch is available. Members and guests (non-members must be signed in by a VFW Post 4781 member): Monday Night Bar Bingo will resume on Jan. 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. Join us for karaoke on Friday, Dec. 28, from 6 to 10 p.m. with Blast From The Past. Canteen lunches are served Monday through Friday from opening to 3 p.m. Friday's feature is Bob's Steak and Cheese. Hall rental: Includes a non-smoking hall with catering and kitchen services available. The reasonable rates vary based on specific needs. For more information contact Bob O. at 904-716-0578. (Please leave a message and we will return your call.) VFW Post 4781 is at 9401 S.W. 110th St. (behind Sim's Furniture) 352-873-4781. Upcoming events at VFW 4781 Dear EarthTalk: It might seem obvious, but what would be the primary benefits of public transit as an alternative to the private automobile if our country were to make a major commitment to it? -James Millerton, Armstrong, PA The benefits of making a major commitment to building up and efficiently managing a larger and more comprehensive public transit network are many. According to the National Alliance of Public Transportation Advocates (NAPTA), an organization that represents grassroots transit coalitions, organizations and advocates, expanded public transit, coordinated with greener development and other operational efficiencies, can reduce our carbon footprint by some 24 percent, which is significant given that carbon dioxide (CO2) output from the transportation sector as a whole account for 28 percent of total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. After all, buses and trains burn much less fuel per rider than a car with a single rider in it. Switching to public transit for a typical 20-mile round trip commute would decrease a commuters annual greenhouse gas emissions by some 4,800 pounds a year, which is equal to about a 10 percent reduction in a twocar households carbon footprint. Another group, the American Public Transit Association (APTA), reports that current use of public transit in the U.S. already saves 37 million metric tons of CO2 annually, equivalent to the emissions resulting from electricity generation to power some five million typical American homes. A massive shift to public transit would also be good for our pocketbooks. According to NAPTA, U.S. car owners can save as much as $112 billion a year in gasoline and other vehicle costs. Public transportation offers an immediate alternative for individuals seeking to reduce their energy use and carbon footprints, reports NAPTA. Taking public transportation far exceeds the combined benefits of using energy-efficient light bulbs, adjusting thermostats, weatherizing one's home, and replacing a refrigerator. As to reducing oil use, NAPTA says public transit already saves Americans the equivalent of 4.2 billion gallons of gasoline annually, or some 900,000 automobile fill-ups every day. And the Texas Transportation Institute (TTI) reports that individuals who live in areas served by public transportation save more than 300 million gallons of fuel a year. Meanwhile individuals The primary benefits of mass transit EARTH TALK PLEASESEEEARTH, PAGE20 Eyecare hours are: M T TH F 8:30 -5:00; W 1:00-6:00 Select Sat. are available United Health Care Medicare and Blue Cross Blue Shield Provider Heath Brook Commons (next to Publix) 5400 SW College Rd/Highway 200, Suite 106, Ocala, FL 34474 Dr. James A. Muse Board Certified Board Certified Optometric Physician Optometric Physician Our commitment to personalized eyecar e... 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Friday, December 28, 2012 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 6~ Friday, December 28, 2012 www.smcitizen.com ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Its a good time for reunions with those very special people from your past. You could be pleasantly surprised by what comes to light during one of these get-togethers. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) The new year gets off to an encouraging start for the Bold Bovine who takes that demanding workplace challenge by the horns and steers it in the right direction. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) The clever Gemini will be quick to spot the telltale signs of workplace changes that could open up new opportunities for the right person. (And thats you, isnt it?) CANCER (June 21 to July 22) The Moon Childs postholiday letdown soon lifts as you begin to get back into your comfortable routine. Someone from your past extends a surprise bid to reconnect. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Youve been the ultimate social Lion over the holidays. Now its time to relax and recharge your energy so you can be at your best when you pounce on that new project. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) A relationship could be moving in a direction you might not want to follow. Step back for a better overview of the situation. You might be surprised at what you see. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Emotions rule at the start of the week, affecting your perception about a decision. Best advice: Avoid commitments until that good Libran sense kicks back in. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) A longtime friendship could take a romantic turn early in the new year. While this pleases your passionate side, your logical self might want to go slow. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Someone might make a surprising disclosure about a trusted friend or workplace colleague. Stay cool and reserve judgment until you get more facts. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) You might think youve found what youve been looking for. But appearances can be deceiving. Dont act on your discovery until you know more about it. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Youre no doubt anxious for that confusing situation to be cleared up. But dont press for a quick resolution or you might overlook some vital facts. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Now that your holiday distractions are easing, you need to apply yourself to getting those unfinished tasks done so you can begin a new project with a clean slate. BORN THIS WEEK: People respect both your wisdom and your deep sense of loyalty and compassion. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. Marion Countys Most Wanted Caleb Nathaniel Bishop, 22, felony violation of probation for possession of a controlled substance. Deanna Lusby, 30, felony warrant aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, throwing a deadly missile, criminal mischief damage $200 or less. Andrew Roberts, 32, felony violation of probation grand theft. Terrance Lamar Roberts, 22, felony bench warrant failure to appear drug court, carrying concealed firearm. Irvin (Irving) Lamar Smothers, 23, felony bench warrant failure to appear arraignment tamper with a witness and/or victim, battery prior offense, resist or obstruct officer without violence. Tanee Brianna Walls, 20, order to take into custody no valid drivers license. BY ENID B. JONES Special to the CitizenThe next meeting of the Marion Oaks Democratic Club will be Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Marion Oaks Community Center, Building B. There will not be a meeting in January. The meeting in November was well attended, moreso than many other meetings throughout the year. It was once again a night of acknowledgement of the hard work of all. Recognition was given to members who provided access to their homes to serve as satellite centers for the Organization for America during the last two weeks leading into the election on Nov. 6, and on Election Day itself. The extraordinary efforts of members who opened their homes and provided refreshments to other members as they registered voters and worked through strategies for the success that the election was for democrats, were especially noted. Recognition was given to members for writing letters to the editors of local papers, circulating e-mails relevant to the candidates and the amendments on the ballots, sharing same information on social media, and using other non-traditional ways of motivating voters. There were some de-briefing activities during which it was noted that strategies for transporting voters the polls need to be improved to avoid bottlenecks. We celebrated with ice cream and cake and some impromptu dancing. This meeting was also a bit somber for officers as it is the time of the year to pass on the gavel to the new group of members who want to serve on the board. Much kudos to us, the outgoing board members for fighting the good fight and winning! The nominating committee will complete their work at the next meeting and the new officers will be voted in office. To complement the celebratory mood information was shared on a bus trip going to Washington, D.C., for the inauguration on Jan. 21. The trip will start on Friday, Jan. 18, and conclude on Wednesday, Jan. 23. Contact John Harris at 407-436-2435 or Riley Smith at 407-637-6448, or Donna Milton at 352-598-5051 for more information. There was also an announcement of the inauguration ball that will be hosted by the Marion County Democratic Executive Committee in January. For more information on the ball contact DEC at 352-402-9494. We were reminded that there is still work to be done. DEC needs volunteers to help with answering the phone on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in order to carry on this work Marion Oaks Democrats meet Chabad of Marion County and The Villages Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) will launch a new Torah Studies course in January. Classes will be held in Ocala at The Chabad Jewish Center, beginning Jan. 2, 7 to 8 p.m., and continue for 11 consecutive Wednesday evenings. Like all of Chabads courses, this latest adult education offering is designed for people at all levels of Jewish knowledge. This course is truly novel in the way it probes the depths of classic Jewish thought to address the issues we face in contemporary Jewish life, says Rabbi Yossi Hecht, the course instructor. I am looking forward to the great discussions that these texts no doubt will generate. The dialogue among participants is often my favorite part of the class. Some of the topics to be addressed are the Jewish perspective on realizing your true potential, human struggle, and the power of a single action. The season will also touch upon the seasonal holidays. Suggested donation for the entire course is $36, textbook are $15. Call Chabad at 352-291-2218 to enroll or email info@jewishmarion.org. The Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) is the adult education arm of the worldwide Chabad movement. JLIs classes and programs are offered at various locations in more than 300 cities nationwide and internationally. More than 150,000 people have attended JLI classes since its founding in 1998. Every course offered by JLI is taught concurrently in all locations, helping to create a truly global learning community. Chabad launches Torah studies course Upcoming Moose activitiesFriday, Dec. 28, fish or shrimp 5 to 7 p.m., Kenn E Grube-Elvis on Tour 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, taco buffet 5 to 7 p.m., Kenny Jackson Karaoke 6 to 10 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30, Bar Bingo 4 to 6 p.m., football in the Social Quarters. Monday, Dec. 31, New Years Eve party 5 to 7 p.m. Prime rib dinner Kenny Jackson show advance tickets available. Tuesday, Jan. 1, No dart league due to the holiday. Wednesday, Jan. 2, Membership appreciation 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, Cards 1 p.m. open darts 5 p.m. Shuffleboard 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, fish or shrimp 5 to 7 p.m. Timeless Tunes karaoke 6 to 10 p.m. West Marion Moose Lodge 2356, open for members and qualified guests, is at 10411 S.W. 110th St., one mile north of State Road 200 across from Oak Run entrance. Phone is 352-854-2200. 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. R AMUNNO L AW F IRM P A Lorenzo Ramunno, Esq. Member of Florida Bar and New York Bar Wills and Estate Planning Probate Law Trusts and Trust Administration Real Estate Contracts Powers of Attorney Pre-Marital Agreements We offer free consultations for Estate Planning Serving clients in Florida for 23 years. 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Friday, December 28, 2012 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 20~ Friday, December 28, 2012 www.smcitizen.com 352-237-2796 Family Owned & Operated Since 1972 Licensed & Insured #3803 Dependable A Division of R.C. Cohn Construction 000CE2V CONCRETE WORK REPAIRING OLD INSTALLING NEW We Make Your Concrete Look Good Specializing in Repairing Concrete Driveways Pool Decks Patios Entrance Ways Advantages: Mildew & Oil Resistant Non Skid Protection Easy to Keep Clean Commercial Grade Quality RENEWED SURFACES BY ELOISE HOLLYFIELD ejh2025@gmail.comSaving lives, giving to needy children at this special time of year, and an opportunity to participate in a theatre performance constitutes this weeks OTOW Happenings.Lions ClubThe OTOW Lions Club wishes to express their deepest thanks to the good residents of OTOW Communities for their support to the Christmas gifts endeavor to provide toys for needy children. Approximately 150 toys were donated. Last week, Mike Conley, of the Friendship Fire Station 62, picked up the toys for distribution to these precious children. For each of you who took the time to donate, hold this thought in your heart: there is a precious child out there who will have a smile on his or her face when opening what may be the only present received for Christmas. The Club is pleased to have been able to donate approximately 110 Christmas mugs to residents of Quiet Oaks, an assisted living facility.Life South Blood MobileMonday, Jan. 7, offers you a different means of celebrating the New Year and the rest of the recent holiday season. You can continue feeling good about yourself and the New Year by dropping by the OTOW Health and Recreation Center parking lot where the Life South Bloodmobile will be parked from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. and donating a pint of your blood. This gift from you to three others; thats right, just one pint of your blood can save three other lives. is yours to give. Those who receive your blood may be children or men and women of all ages, and you will have helped save them. They may be local folks, even your neighbors, or they could be travelers returning home from their holiday in the area. With your help, the generosity of the season keeps on giving. Your stop will be quick and easy, you will feel better for having made your donation, and there will be a little gift each time you give. Just pick up one of those free homemade cookies on the way out!The Theatre GroupThe Theatre Group at OTOW is putting on a funny murder mystery in April and will be holding auditions on Wednesday, Jan. 9 at 2 p.m. in room C at the Arbor Conference Center. If you are an On Top of the World resident and think you could act in this play, please call Anne Merrick, Director, know ahead of time, and she will give you some more information about the play, rehearsal schedules and performance dates. Her phone number is 352-732-0706. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year (Feliz Navidad y Feliz Ao Nuevo)! Indigo East Christmas PartyOTOWs Indigo East community held its annual Christmas Party at the Indigo East Community Center. The room was decorated with festive Christmas arrangements. The tables were beautifully arranged with gold plates and glittery gold candle centerpieces on each of the tables. Brick City Catering catered the event. The food was outstanding! Turkey with all the trimmings was served along with several varieties of delicious pies for dessert. Entertainment was provided by the OTOW Theater Group. The group put on a comedy Christmas radio show skit. Door prizes were also given out. Everyone had a good time enjoying fellowship and holiday spirit with our great Indigo East neighbors. Special thanks goes out to all of the people who worked hard to make this event a success, especially Betty Chadwell, Kathy and Harold Brouillard, Bob and Eve Gillespie, Barbara and Larry Kratz, Irene Higley, Prudence Goodman, Sarah Logue, Sue and Richard Copeland, Helga and Dutch Schulze, Marylou and Fred Masone and Beth Covin. Lions thank community for Christmas gift endeavor OTOW HAPPENINGS PHOTO BY MIKE ROPPELDont know if it will get this cold this week, but this is what the photographer found when he stepped outside last week. can save upwards of $9,000 a year by taking public transportation instead of driving and by living with one less car. An improved quality of life is yet another benefit of more public transit. In some ways public transit can be considered a life saver: It produces 95 percent less carbon monoxide and nearly 50 percent less nitrogen oxideboth key triggers for asthma and other respiratory and cardiovascular health problemsper passenger-mile than driving a private vehicle. Also, transit users tend to be healthier than car commuters because they walk more, which increases their fitness levels. Public transit use also means fewer cars on the road, thus reduced travel timesand less stress and road rage accordinglyfor everyone. TTI reports that Americans living in areas served by public transportation save themselves almost 800 million hours in travel time every year.CONTACTS: NAPTA, www.publictransportation.org; APTA, www.apta.com; TTI, tti.tamu.edu.Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that children are sicker today than they were a generation ago and that pesticides have played a major role? -Maria Jenkins, Clewiston, FL Its impossible to say with certainty that our modern reliance on pesticides is directly causing more of our children to get sick more often, but lots of new research points in that direction. An October 2012 report by Pesticide Action Network North America (PANNA) entitled A Generation in Jeopardy examines dozens of recent studies and concludes that the influx of pesticides in our society is taking a heavy toll on our kids health and intelligence. Children today are sicker than they were a generation ago, reports the group. From childhood cancers to autism, birth defects and asthma, a wide range of childhood diseases and disorders are on the rise. PANNAs assessment of the latest science leaves little room for doubt: pesticides are one key driver of this sobering trend. Pesticides are all around us today. We are exposed to them via the foods we eat and the air we breathe. As a result, we all carry trace amounts of them in our bloodstreams. Childrens bodies, since they are still developing, are particularly susceptible to health problems from pesticide exposure. Kids routinely come in contact with pesticides inside their homes and schools and out in their backyards, schoolyards and parks. Even family pets, many of which wear pesticide-laden flea collars and powders, can be a source of pesticide exposure for children. According to PANNA, even extremely low levels of pesticide exposure can cause significant health problems, particularly during pregnancy and early childhood. New research links pesticide exposure to harm to the structure and functioning of the brain and nervous system. Pesticides may harm a developing child by blocking the absorption of important food nutrients necessary for normal healthy growth, reports the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Another way pesticides may cause harm is if a child's excretory system is not fully developed, the body may not fully remove pesticides. Exposure to pesticides during certain critical developmental periods can permanently alter a growing childs biological systems. The result, warns PANNA, is an increase in birth defects and early puberty and noticeable increases in asthma, obesity, diabetes and some cancers. Whats appalling is that we have known about these dangers for decades yet have done little about it. Nearly 20 years ago, scientists at the National Research Council called for swift action to protect young and growing bodies from pesticides, says PANNA. Yet today, U.S. children continue to be exposed to pesticides that are known to be harmful in places they live, learn and play. For its part, the EPA does evaluate childrens exposure to pesticide residues in common foods and evaluates new and existing pesticides to assess risks, creating guidelines and regulations accordingly. But many would like to see the EPA take a stronger stand against the widespread use of pesticides across the U.S. There are several ways individuals can minimize pesticide exposures for themselves and their loved ones. Buy organic food whenever possible. Avoid chemical sprays and bug traps inside and out of the home. And steer clear of farms and other agricultural lands that regularly get sprayed with pesticides. CONTACTS: PANNA, www.panna.org; EPA, www.epa.gov.EarthTalk is written and edited by Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss and is a registered trademark of E The Environmental Magazine (www.emagazine.com). Send questions to: earthtalk@emagazine.com. 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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. 5 Deceased vets names to be readThe reading of the names of area veterans who have passed away in the previous three months will be carried out by members of the Stone Creek Veterans organization at the Ocala-Marion County Veterans Park on Saturday, Jan. 5, beginning at 10 a.m. Taking part in the event will be members of Belleview High School ROTC, the Marion County Sheriffs Department, and the New Apostolic Church Choir. Chess Club to meetThe chess club that formed at the Freedom Public Library meets the first Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grab your board and chess pieces and come on down. Interested persons are invited to attend for a rousing game of chess. Its your move! For more information, call Ron at 352873-2276.Sunday, Jan. 6 OTOW Concert ChorusOn Sunday, Jan. 6, the OTOW Concert Chorus will wrap-up the holidays with A Medley of Christmas Songs including music from the movie and stage show White Christmas. The chorus will perform, under the direction of Christine Douglas, in the Health and Recreation Ballroom in the On Top of the World Community at 3 p.m. We encourage all to attend this free event and enjoy the efforts of the members of this chorus. A free will offering will be taken and the funds will be used to buy new music so the chorus can continue to entertain with new songs. For further information contact President, Joan Stenson at 352-873-0340.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.Sunday, Jan. 13 Jazz group at CountrysideThe next Sunday Afternoon Arts at Countryside will take place on Sunday, Jan. 13, at 3 p.m. The performers will be The Usual Suspects, formerly Opus III, Ocalas premium jazz group, consisting of Don Gold on drums, Charlie Remillard on keyboard, Dean Millward on bass and Alto Sax Mike Holt. They have performed at the Appleton Museum, with the Kingdom of the Sun Band, the Savannah Club in The Villages and the Jazz Up street fair in Dunnellon. They also perform at all Munroe Hospitals official functions. The program will be a tribute to some of the Great Jazz Giants of the 50s, 60s and 70s, such as Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington, Thelonius Monk and John Coltrane. With some of Brazils Bossa Nova and The American Song Book to finish. The public is invited and admission is free but donations will be appreciated. For further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633.Sunday Sampler: Two Petes and Mike (2PM)The Sunday Sampler offers music lovers the opportunity of being entertained by Two Petes and a Mike on Jan. 13 at 2:30 p.m. in the historic Dunnellon Depot, 12061 S. Williams St., Dunnellon. PM hails from Floral City and is composed of Pete Hennings, Pete Price, and Mike Jurgensen. They are three diversely talented musicians and songwriters, who are long time friends who joined forces because of their love for harmonies. All three have performed at festivals and acoustic venues around Florida for many years, both as solo artists and as members of other groups, including Myriad (Jurgensen and Hennings), Jon Semmes and the Florida Friends (Hennings and Price), and Sno Rogers (Price). With Price on lead guitar and bass, Hennings on guitar, bass, mandolin, and fiddle and Jurgensen on guitar and harmonica, these three musicians add vocal harmonies to the mix to produce a magical musical blend. Mike is a three time winner of the Will McLean Florida Song Contest. The trio has been compared to Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young and to the Eagles with a Florida flavor. It should be a great way to spend the afternoon at this first Sunday Sampler of 2013. Donation is 10 dollars at the door and includes complimentary snacks at intermission. Funds help support artists who educate through writing and singing about Florida. For information call 352489-3766. Please visit www.willmclean.com for details on the 2013 Will McLean Festival (March 8-10) and for information entering on the 2013 Song Contest by Dec. 31.Saturday, Jan. 19 Circle Square Health, Wellness ExpoThe 11th annual Health and Wellness Expo will be held on Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Circle Square Cultural Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come and see what Ocala has to offer in the field of health care and learn the latest in medical advances. This is a free event and open to the public. The Expo is sponsored by On Top of the World Communities and Munroe Regional Medical Center (MRMC) and will feature various services offered by the hospital, including information on heart health, diabetes, stroke, nutrition and more. Representatives from area health-care related agencies will also be on hand to provide information and answer questions regarding your health. Additionally, The Ranch Fitness Center and Spa and On Top of the World certified fitness instructors will offer a variety of exercise demonstrations throughout the day. Participate in the ZUMBA Fitness Jam on The Town Square at Circle Square Commons from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.; a donation of $5 per person will go toward the March of Dimes, or with a $25 donation you will receive a tie-dyed ZUMBA t-shirt. The Circle Square Cultural Center is at 8395 S.W. 80th St.. For more information, visit the website at www.CSCulturalCenter.com or call 352-854-3670. Friday, December 28, 2012 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com 4~ Friday, December 28, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Earlier this week Christmas day was a beehive of activity with opening presents, visiting relatives, feasting on a scrumptious turkey dinner and cleaning up afterward. It all made me feel dead tired, so I relaxed while watching TV. On the news Santa announced that fiscal cliff reverberations have made it necessary to make restructuring changes at the North Pole. In addition, the North Pole no longer dominates the seasons gift distribution business. The recession and on-line Internet ordering have diminished Santas market share and he could not withstand further erosion of income. Donner and Blitzen will take an early reindeer retirement package. This downsizing will be possible through the purchase of a late model lightweight Korean sled for Santas annual trip. Improved productivity from Dasher and Dancer is anticipated and should take up the slack with no discernible loss of service. Reduction in reindeer will also lessen airborne environmental emissions for which the North Pole has been cited and received unfavorable press. Rudolphs role will not be disturbed. Tradition still counts for something at the North Pole. Management denies that Rudolphs nose got that way not from the cold, but from substance abuse. Calling Rudolph a lush who was into the sauce and never did pull his share of the load was an unfortunate comment, made by one of Santas helpers who was terminated in the downsizing of elfs, as if they werent small enough. Continuing in the news was the breaking story on the Twelve Days of Christmas. Fiscal cliff results and impending Obamacare have made it necessary to do some optimization. The partridge will be retained, but the pear tree never turned out to be the cash crop forecasted. A plastic imitation tree, providing considerable savings in maintenance, will replace it. The two turtledoves represent a redundancy that is simply not cost effective. In addition, their romance during working hours could not be condoned. The positions will be eliminated. The three French hens will remain intact. After all, everyone loves the French. The four calling birds will be replaced by an automated voice mail system, with a call waiting option. An analysis is underway to determine whom the birds have been calling, how often, how long they talked, and whether billing the birds is justified. The five golden rings remain but diversification is expected when the market starts its recovery because maintaining a portfolio based on one commodity is too risky. The six geese-a-laying constitutes a luxury that can no longer be afforded. Three geese will be let go, and an upgrading in the selection procedure will assure management that from now on every goose it gets will be a good one. The seven swans-aswimming is obviously a number chosen in better times. The function is primarily decorative. Mechanical swans are on order. The current swans will be taught some new strokes and therefore enhance their outplacement. As you know, the eight maids-a-milking concept has been under heavy scrutiny by the EEOC. Because male milkers cannot be hired at prevailing wages, all milking will be automated. The maids will be retrained to qualify for a-mending, or a-mentoring. Nine ladies dancing has always been an odd number. This function will be phased out as these individuals grow older and trip over the rug rather than cut a rug. Ten Lords-a-leaping is overkill. The high cost of Lords has led the Compensation Committee to suggest replacing this group with ten out-of-work Republicans. While leaping ability may be somewhat sacrificed, the savings are significant because we expect an oversupply of unemployed Republicans in the future. Eleven pipers piping and twelve drummers drumming is a simple case of the band getting too big. Substitution of prerecorded music will produce substantial savings. The pipers will be retrained as plumbers and the drummers will be told to beat it. When I woke up in front of the TV, I realized it was all a dream. Santa with Rudolph and all nine reindeer will still bring toys to all good girls and boys next year and forever after. The Twelve Days of Christmas will still dominate radio broadcasts for years to come.Christmas traditions will live on forever and celebrating Christs birth will never be diminished by anything. Oak Run residents Dick and Jane wish you a Happy New Year. Some late-breaking, post-Christmas North Pole news PUN ALLEY D FDick Frank Community calendar SOUTH MARION Citizen The South Marion Citizen is a free community newspaper covering news of communities in southwest Marion County including Oak Run, Pine Run, Palm Cay, On Top of the World, Kingsland Country Estates, Countryside Farms, Marion Landing, Majestic Oaks, Hidden Lake, Woods and Meadows Estates, Paddock Farms, Saddle Oak Club, Deer Creek, Cherrywood Estates, Hardwood Trails, Candler Hills, Country Oaks, and Harvest Meadows, among others. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Citizen: If your community is listed above and the Citizen is not delivered to your home and you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 200 Corridor, call 854-3986CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481 EditorJim Clark Circulation Barbara Jaggers Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean and Kristy Kaigan General Manager John Provost Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Deadline for classified ads :Deadline for display advertising : Tuesday 4 p.m. before publicationMonday 5 p.m. before publication READER SERVICES I want to get news in the Citizen.Call editor Jim Clark at 352-854-3986 or send by e-mail to editor@smcitizen.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Citizenoffice in Kingsland Plaza. 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ber 2011, there are 4,711 more people with jobs and 5,016 fewer unemployed. Skinner also pointed out that last month, 545 employers posted 1,602 jobs with Workforce Connection, representing a 57.5percent increase in employers over the year and a 98-percent spike in job postings. At the same time, Workforce Connection placed 1,161 unemployed in jobs in November. Since January, Workforce Connection has placed 9,011 in jobs. According to Rebecca Rust, DEOs chief economist said the Workforce Connection region is not alone as all 67 counties had declines in unemployment rate over the year, while 25 counties experienced similar slight increases, 33 counties dropped over the month, and nine remained flat. Because movements were very small over the month, thats why we emphasize that you talk about movement over the year, Rust said. Here is how employment numbers break down for each county: Citrus Countys labor force dropped by 603 over the month to 56,261, the number of employed fell by 564 to 51,076 and those without jobs dropped by 39 to 5,185. Compared to November of 2011, the labor force expanded by 310, the number of employed rose by 1,545 and the number of jobless dropped 1,235 from 6,420. Levy Countys labor force fell by 267 since October to 16,866, employment dropped by 246 jobs to 15,381 and the number of unemployed declined by 21 to 1,485. Over the year, the labor force has remained virtually the same, the number of employed increased by 233 and the number of unemployed dropped by 348. Marion Countys labor force shrank by 2,136 to 133,650, the number of those with jobs decreased by 2,036 to 121,327 and those unemployed dropped by 100 to 12,323. That represents over the year gains of 500 to the labor force, an increase of 2,933 with jobs and a drop of 3,433 from 15,756 in the number of those unemployed. Among Floridas counties, Marion Countys unemployment rate ranked 10th, Citrus County 11th and Levy County dropped to 18th. The Ocala MSA had the fourth highest unemployment rate among the states 22 MSAs, behind Palm Coast with 11.4 percent, Port St. Lucie with 9.8 percent and SebastianVero Beach with 9.6 percent. The Ocala MSAs nonagricultural employment in November was 93,100, up 100 jobs over the month and an increase of 1.7 percent or 1,600 jobs over the year. Six major industries gained jobs over the year, led by education and health services, leisure and hospitality and trade, transportation and utilities with an increase of 500 jobs each; manufacturing, professional and business services and other services (+100 each). Government was the only industry that lost jobs over the year (-100 jobs). Mining, logging and construction, information and financial activities remained unchanged over the year. DEOs Rust said that among positive signs statewide is that there continues to be a drop in number of job losers those laid off from 54 percent to 53.6 percent as well as an increase in the number of new job entrants, up from 10.7 to 11.1 percent and job re-entrants from 27.1 to 27.6 percent. Rust cited a number of additional signs of improvement in Floridas economic conditions, including: Floridas unemployment rate was down 2.0 percentage points from the November 2011 rate of 10.1 percent. It was the 24th consecutive month of overthe-year declines in Floridas unemployment rate. The current unemployment rate was down 3.3 percentage points from the last recession peak rate of 11.4 percent reached in January and February 2010 and was the lowest rate since November 2008. Floridas annual job growth rate has been positive for the past 28 months. Prior to this, the state had been losing jobs for three years. Floridas online job ads were up 12.4 percent over the year. Initial claims for Reemployment Assistance were down 7.6 percent from a year ago. Florida housing starts were up 60.2 percent over the year, reaching a level of 4,270 in November. An estimated 21.9 million visitors came to Florida in the third quarter of 2012, an increase of 3.5 percent over the same period in 2011. Overseas visitors were up 5.5 percent in 2012 Q3 compared to 2011 Q3. Taxable sales were $24.6 billion in September (preliminary), an increase of 5.6 percent over the year. November tax revenue (seasonally adjusted) was up 5.9 percent compared to a year ago. This marked the 32nd straight month of annual increases. Workforce Connection is the local, business-led organization dedicated to connecting qualified workers with local employers in Citrus, Levy and Marion counties through cost-effective, high-quality employment, training and education services in collaboration with business, community, education, economic development and government partners. On average, 36,000 job seekers and 1,500 businesses receive services at no charge each year. To obtain a full copy of the November 2012 unemployment reports or to find out more about Workforce Connections upcoming events and services, visit ww.clmworkforce.com or call 1-800-434-JOBS, ext. 1234.Friday, December 28, 2012 ~ 3 www.smcitizen.com 22~ Friday, December 28, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Read the classifieds This weeks puzzle answers that, though we all struggle to try to understand what we could never understand, the precious lives lost in Newtown, on Dec. 14 will forever be remembered. Additionally, an enlightening article by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D titled, How to talk to the Children and Teens in Your Life about the Newtown, CT, Tragedy is available as an online resource for community via the Highland Memorial Park/HersBaxley blog site at: http://blog.hiers-baxley.com/ and via Facebook at: www.facebook.com/HiersBaxleyFuneralServices. Justin Baxley, general manager of Highland Memorial Park and Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services said this, As a father of young children and as a funeral director, my heart breaks for those touched by this tragedy. As a company dedicated to honoring memory and providing healing experiences, we feel this is simply one small way that we can give our community to pay its respects and to stand with the people of Newtown in this time of deep sorrow. MEMORIALCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 JOBLESSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 000DLFH CALLING ALL SENIOR GOLFERS! Membership is open for 2013 Golf Season Save $10 by Dec. 31, 2012 North Central Florida Senior Amateur Golf Tour. Join Today! www.senioramateurgolftour.net Where Amateurs Are Treated Like Pros 000DLIP 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! 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Friday, December 28, 2012 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com 2~ Friday, December 28, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Add Up TheSAVINGSwith a Name Address City State Zip Phone 10 Words $8.20 Per Week 44 For Each Additional Word Pricing Includes Online All Ads Must Be Prepaid All Credit Card s Accepted1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 10WORDS$8.20+44AWORD(IncludesOnline)=TOTALFor your convenience, mail with payments to South Marion Citizen office at 8810 SW SR 200, Unit 104, Ocala, FL 34481 or call...Serving S.R. 200 Communities & Businesses CallTollFree1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIEDADSMC_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_11 T odays Ne w Ads HERNANDOCitrus Hills Pool Home 4/3/2+, circular drive, 1 acre lot, below $200k 352-527-7856 Prof essional ASSIST ANT MANAGER HOTELSER VICES(Ocala, FL): provide business and hotelier market know-how, strategic planning, resource allocation analysis, manpower modeling; prepare, review, as well as analyze operational reports and schedules; plan, administer and provide business input to budget ary matters including retention of vendor contract s, maintenance of facilities equipment, and purchase of supplies; undert ake customer sector analysis and provide business input to the Comp any s marketing initiatives. 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BRIEFS OTOW Theatre Group to hold murder auditionsThe Theatre Group at OTOW is putting on a funny murder mystery in April and will be holding auditions on Wednesday, Jan. 9 at 2 p.m. in room C at the Arbor Conference center. If you live at On Top of the World and think you could act in this play please let Anne Merrick, your director, know ahead of time and she will give you some more information about the play, rehearsal schedules and performance dates. Her phone number is 352-732-0706.Five Points of Life Kids MarathonNearly 400 kids and many parents are expected to take part in the Jan. 20 Five Points of Life Kids Marathon in Ocala, but the real start for this run was months ago. The event is presented by Dr. Jones Orthodontics of Ocala. Back in the fall these youngsters began working toward the goal of running a marathon one piece at a time. The 1.2 miles theyll cover, along a course at Boyds Marketplace behind the Paddock Mall, is more of a celebration than a race, although many of the youngsters will be feeling the competitive spirit and the excitement that morning. They started in their neighborhoods and on their school grounds. The lofty goal 26.2 miles is the official distance for a marathon. They run or walk a little at a time, keeping a log of their distance, with the hope of reaching their goal Jan. 20 at the finish line. The Five Points of Life Foundation was started by LifeSouth Community Blood Centers as a way to raise awareness about the five ways to share life. The Five Points of Life Web site, www.fivepointsoflife.org, has more information about the program INDEX Bookmark...........................17 Cherrywood......................12 Classifieds...........................23 Marion Oaks.........................6 Oak Run...............................11 Opinion..................................8 OTOW.....................................5 Out to Pastor.....................10 Pun Alley.............................21 Puzzles.................................19CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & BusinessesFRIDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2012 VOLUME 18 NUMBER 31 www.smcitizen.com24~ Friday, December 28, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Highland Memorial Park, a 55acre memorial park in northeast Ocala, has established a memorial site for community to come together to honor the memory of the 26 victims of the Newtown, Connecticut, tragedy. Off Silver Springs Boulevard, on Northeast Third Street and just inside the entrance gates of Highland Memorial Park, stuffed animals, balloons, flowers, candles and messages of support lay beneath an eight foot banner which includes photos of the victims of the Sandy Hook tragedy. The park is open daily from dawn until dusk. As a tribute to the Sandy Hook School Shooting Victims, community members can pay their respects by placing flowers, mementos, or by simply visiting the memorial to offer up a prayer any time during regular park hours. While this is just one of the many thoughtful acts being done around the nation in memory of the victims of Sandy Hook School, it is also meant to be a reminder PHOTO BY JIM CLARKThis display is just inside the gate at Highland Memorial on Northeast 3rd Street. Memorial set up locally PLEASESEEMEMORIAL, PAGE3 Workforce Connections regional unemployment rate for November was 9.2 percent, up 0.1 percent over the month and down 2.4 percent from one year ago. Out of a labor force of 206,777 there were 18,993 jobless, a drop of 135 over the month and 5,016 fewer than in November 2011. The November 2012 unemployment rates, released recently by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), were 9.2 percent in Marion County, up 0.1 percent over the month; 9.2 percent in Citrus County, unchanged since October; and 8.8 percent in Levy County, also unchanged over the month. Floridas not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 7.9 percent in November, down 0.3 percent, and the national unemployment rate was 7.4 percent, a drop of 0.1 percent. Workforce Connection CEO Rusty Skinner said that the slight fluctuation over the month is puzzling since the influx of seasonal hires was expected to have a greater impact but not alarming. To gauge how were doing, you have to look at where we were a year ago, Skinner said. And were definitely seeing some positive movement. Skinner noted that while the labor force is about the same size as it was in NovemUnemployment rate climbs slightly, latest figures show PLEASESEEJOBLESS, PAGE3 Oak Run parade pictures Photos by Ron Ratner 000DG79