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Place of Publication: Ocala, Florida
Publication Date: 01-28-2013
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BRIEFS 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. Additionally, The Ranch Fitness Center and Spa and On Top of the World certified fitness instructors will offer a variety of exercise demonstrations. 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.. Trees to be given awayMarion Soil and Water Conservation District hosts its third annual native tree give-away in recognition of Floridas Arbor Day on Saturday, Jan. 19 at the McPherson Complex, starting at 10 a.m. More than 1500 trees will be given away, including longleaf pine, red maple, dogwood, live Oak, common persimmon, chickasaw plum, and riverbirch. The trees are available on a first come, first serve basis. INDEX Bookmark................................ Cherrywood............................ Judis Journal.......................... Marion Landing..................... Oak Run.................................... OTOW........................................ CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & Businesses FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 2013 VOLUME 17 NUMBER 34 www.smcitizen.com BY JIM CLARK Editor Marion County Tax Collector George Albright has done what the state asked him to. In addition to his dispensing of auto tags and titles, he took on the driver license production for the state, and has gotten thing running smoothly. In fact, things run so smoothly that now some forces in the state want to remove the auto tag purchasing from his office. Albright was one of the county officials appearing before the Marion County Legislative Delegation on Jan. 8, and didnt mince words: This is a power play by the 3M company and the Department of Highway Safety. The 3M company is involved in the making of the tags. It doesnt make sense, Albright told the seven-member delegation, chaired by State Sen. Charlie Dean. If they thought enough of us to give us driver licenses, why do they want to take away tag and title? He also added, Why is there even a Department of Highway Safety? One of the things that was emphasized during the presentations was the protection of water. County Chair Kathy Bryant told the legislators, Protection of the aquifer will always be on our legislative agenda. She asked in the strongest possible terms for the county to have a seat at the table during discussions of Silver Springs. Ocala City Council member Daniel Owen asked the officials to clarify the law that is now the subject of a conflict between the city and the Marion County School Board. At issue is whether the schools have to pay stormwater fees to the city. Newly elected Supervisor of Elections Wesley Wilcox drew praise from State Rep. Dennis Baxley for the way the county election, under Dee Brown, was conducted, as opposed to long counts in other parts of the state. By 10 or 11 (p.m.) everybody knew (the election results in the county), Baxley said. There were young people who appeared, too, including representatives from Pace Center for Girls and some students who were part of a battle against the use of tobacco. One man spoke of the need for tougher penalties for those who collide with motorcycle, bicycles and pedestrians, and also called for tough texting-while-driving legislation. One woman spoke against the way her child was treated, saying he was denied water in a hot classroom. She criticized the school system for the way it handled the affair. (Editorial, Page 8)A32 ~ Friday, January 18, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Albright blasts state power play over tags Legislative roundup BY JIM CLARK Editor Workforce Connection is an agency that isnt known by everyone in the community, so Laura Byrnes, communications manager, tried to make it clear to members of the State Road 200 Coalition just what her group accomplishes. Byrnes spoke at the meeting on Monday, Jan. 14. Using a Power Point presentation, she showed the efforts of Workforce to bring job seekers and employers together. In her presentation, she noted, Workforce Connection is a business-led non-profit, non-partisan service for Citrus, Levy and Marion counties. She added that 50 percent of the board of directors had to be made up of people from private, for-profit firms. She added that the agency served 36,000 people and 1,600 employers last year. Funding is through the U.S. Department of Labor. There are no fees charged, either to individuals looking for jobs or businesses looking to fill jobs. He presentation showed a list of services for job-seekers: 50 plus free workshops monthly, skills/interest assessment, employability certifications, education/training assistance, online job posting and referrals, one-on-one consultations, resume and interview assistance, recruiting events and job fairs, job-search tips/resources, and fax, scanning, and copy services. All types of people are helped, she says, including displaced workers, U.S. military veterans, postsecondary students, seniors, youth, professionals and those with background issues. For employers, some of the services include Helping job seekers, employers Workforce Connection brings people together PHOTO BY JIM CLARKLaura Byrnes speaks to the State Road 200 Coalition about Workforce Connection. PLEASESEEWORKFORCE PAGE4 The U.S. Department of the Treasury today reported that 5 million checks continue to be mailed to federal beneficiaries each month. With just two months remaining until the March 1, 2013, electronic payment law goes into effect, the Treasury Department is urging Social Security and other federal benefit recipients to not delay and switch now to either direct deposit or the Direct Express Debit MasterCard card. Choosing direct deposit or the Direct Express card makes it easier, safer and more convenient for beneficiaries to receive their payments. Switching to an electronic payment is not optional its the law, said David Lebryk, commissioner of the Treasury Departments Financial Management Service. If you or a loved one still receive paper checks for your benefit payments, now is the time to switch. Its free and easy just call 1-800-333-1795 or visit www.GoDirect.org. Currently, approximately 93 No more mail Social Security going electronic PLEASESEESOCIAL PAGE4 Memorial for Jonah Hundreds gathered on the downtown square last week to remember Jonah Mendoza, a 6month-old boy who was recently killed by his mother. At the left is a collage of photos that were placed on a table for all to see. At the right is Jordan Mendoza, the boys father, who spoke to the crowd and, along with family and friends, thanked everyone for the support. More photos on Page 3.PHOTOS BY JIM CLARK *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. 000DQ06 1918 SW 17th St. AutoMaxOcala.com 352-401-0808 WE WANT YOUR VEHICLE! THESE ARE JUST A FEW OF OUR SPECIALS. VISIT www.automaxocala.com TO VIEW YOUR INVENTORY AUTOMAX WILL PAY UP TO $ 3 0 0 0 M O R E $ 3 0 0 0 M O R E $ 3,000 MORE FOR YOUR TRADE-IN Rates from 1.9% All prices and payments are with $0 down. Sign and Drive. No Games. No Gimmicks AutoMax will pay up to $3,000 over market value for most vehicles. Not Every vehicle will qualify CHEVROLET PAYMENT $194 AUTOMAX PRICE $12,880 M1120 2012 SONIC CHEVROLET 2012 CRUZE CHEVROLET 2012 MALIBU CHEVROLET 2012 IMPALA CHEVROLET 2012 EQUINOX CHEVROLET 2012 SILVERADO CHEVROLET PAYMENT $449 AUTOMAX PRICE $29,880 2012 TAHOE CHRYSLER GREAT BARGAIN PAYMENT $195 AUTOMAX PRICE $12,880 M1082 2012 200 CHRYSLER LIMITED, CHROME WHEELS PAYMENT $329 AUTOMAX PRICE $21,880 M1076 2012 300 CHRYSLER 2012 TOWN & COUNTRY AUTOMAX PRICE $17,880 M1085 PAYMENT $269 DODGE PAYMENT $269 AUTOMAX PRICE $17,880 M1036 2012 CHARGER DODGE PAYMENT $269 AUTOMAX PRICE $17,880 M504A 2012 JOURNEY DODGE PAYMENT $315 AUTOMAX PRICE $21,880 2012 DURANGO DODGE SXT, POWER DOORS PAYMENT $239 AUTOMAX PRICE $15,880 M959 2012 GRAND CARAVAN DODGE 2012 RAM 1500 FORD 2012 FOCUS FORD PAYMENT $225 AUTOMAX PRICE $14,880 M1070 2012 FUSION FORD 2012 MUSTANG FORD MUST SEE PAYMENT $269 AUTOMAX PRICE $17,880 M1042 2012 ESCAPE FORD SHARP VEHICLE PAYMENT $329 AUTOMAX PRICE $21,880 M978 2012 EDGE FORD XLT, V8 AUTOMAX PRICE $21,880 M995 2012 F-150 GMC SLT, LOADED AUTOMAX PRICE $22,880 M1074 2012 TERRAIN GMC SLT 2012 YUKON AUTOMAX PRICE $30,980 HYUNDAI GLS, AUTO AUTOMAX PRICE $12,280 M1115 2012 ACCENT HYUNDAI PAYMENT $215 AUTOMAX PRICE $13,880 M1102 2012 ELANTRA HYUNDAI GLS, AUTO PAYMENT $225 AUTOMAX PRICE $14,880 M1043 2012 SONATA HYUNDAI 2012 VELOSTER AUTOMAX PRICE $17,880 M1046 JEEP SPORT PAYMENT $225 AUTOMAX PRICE $14,880 M1118 2012 COMPASS JEEP SPORT AUTOMAX PRICE $14,880 M1108 2012 LIBERTY JEEP LAREDO, 12K MILES 2012 GRAND CHEROKEE AUTOMAX PRICE $23,880 M1075 KIA GREAT SMALL CAR AUTOMAX PRICE $11,880 2012 FORTE KIA PLUS MODEL AUTOMAX PRICE $14,880 M1084 2012 SOUL KIA SHARP VEHICLE 2012 AUTOMAX PRICE $16,280 M1081 KIA PAYMENT $222 AUTOMAX PRICE $14,680 M941 2012 SEDONA KIA PAYMENT $314 AUTOMAX PRICE $20,880 M936 2013 SORENTO NISSAN PAYMENT $225 AUTOMAX PRICE $14,880 M1006 2012 ALTIMA NISSAN PAYMENT $314 AUTOMAX PRICE $20,880 M608 2012 MAXIMA NISSAN 2012 QUEST AUTOMAX PRICE $17,880 M1005 PAYMENT $269 NISSAN PAYMENT $255 AUTOMAX PRICE $16,680 M1030 2012 ROGUE TOYOTA PAYMENT $218 AUTOMAX PRICE $11,680 M1069 2012 YARIS TOYOTA PAYMENT $195 AUTOMAX PRICE $12,880 2012 COROLLA TOYOTA LE, AUTO 2012 CAMRY AUTOMAX PRICE $16,880 PAYMENT $249 TOYOTA PAYMENT $359 2012 AVALON TOYOTA PAYMENT $269 AUTOMAX PRICE $17,880 2012 RAV4 TOYOTA PAYMENT $359 AUTOMAX PRICE $23,880 M1095 2012 TUNDRA 2WD VOLKSWAGEN LUXURY, LEATHER 2012 CC AUTOMAX PRICE $18,880 M1041 PAYMENT $284 VOLKSWAGEN PAYMENT $199 AUTOMAX PRICE $13,480 M1088 2012 JETTA SEDAN VOLKSWAGEN PAYMENT $225 AUTOMAX PRICE $14,880 M1009 2012 PASSAT GREAT MPG LT, LEATHER, LOADED PAYMENT $225 AUTOMAX PRICE $14,980 M991 LT, LOW MILES PAYMENT $219 AUTOMAX PRICE $14,580 M967 LTZ, LEATHER, SPOILER WHEELS PAYMENT $239 AUTOMAX PRICE $15,880 M898 AUTOMAX PRICE $12,680 M1101 PAYMENT $339 LT, LEATHER, LOADED LT, V8, LOW MILES PAYMENT $299 AUTOMAX PRICE $19,880 SEL PAYMENT $214 AUTOMAX PRICE $13,880 M1103 M1114 AUTOMAX PRICE $22,880 PAYMENT $345 HEMI, 20S, ONLY 4K MILES TOURING SHARP VEHICLE AUTOMAX PRICE $16,880 M1109 PAYMENT $255 CONVERTIBLE SHARP VEHICLE, 7K MILES OPTIMA PAYMENT $249 ALL NEW BODY STYLE AUTOMAX PRICE $23,880 SXT, 6 CYL SEL PAYMENT $269 PAYMENT $329 PAYMENT $345 PAYMENT $459 PAYMENT $225 PAYMENT $359 PAYMENT $219 PAYMENT $186 PAYMENT $225 GLS, AUTO V6, 3RD ROW S MODEL MOONROOF, LEATHER S AUTO LE, AUTO LIMITED, PEARL WHITE, MOONROOF M1123 M1086 ONLY 973 MILES, ALMOST NEW!

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Friday, January 18, 2013 ~ 31 www.smcitizen.com 2 ~ Friday, January 18, 2013 www.smcitizen.com I mpressionist, singer and performer Sally Langwah and Billy Elvis Lindsey will be bringing us another favorite celebrity impression show on Sunday, Feb. 3, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Lifestyle Center. Sallys Nashville Buddies shows have included tributes to Reba, Dolly, Wynonna, Patsy, Crystal, Minnie and Loretta; and Sallys 3 vocal octave range enables her to perform over 30 vocal impressions of superstars. She was recently honored in June with bookings for three shows at the American Merchant Marine Veterans 26th annual convention in Maryland; and Billy Lindsey has won numerous awards, most-recently winning the Elvis Extravaganza at the Florida State Fair in 2012, as well as Overall Champion and Fan Favorite. He is also the winner of the Ill Remember You Elvis contest at Live Oak and was crowned King of South Tampa by The Tampa Tribune. Tickets to this show are $6 each and are on sale in the Activities Office and at the Tuesday socials. Youre sure to have a very entertaining afternoon.Super Bowl partyAre you ready for some football? Cheer on your favorite team with Bill Wurst and friends on Feb. 3 in the Lifestyle Center beginning at 6 p.m. There will be lots of snacks along with hot dogs, sauerkraut, meatballs, wings, coffee and cake. Sign up at Tuesday socials or in the Activities Office during regular hours. Mah Jongg marathonThe annual Marion Landing Mah Jongg marathon is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 26. Plan to arrive at the Lifestyle Center at 9:45 a.m. as the game begins promptly at 10 a.m. We will break for lunch at noon, and then play resumes at 1 p.m., ending at approximately at 3 p.m. Please bring a cold salad to share for lunch; dessert, hot coffee and tea will be provided. Sign up on the sheet hanging on the Activity Wall and give $3 to Carolyn Salzlein for the prize fund by Jan. 22. Lessons availableLearn to play shuffleboard. Stop by the courts on Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. beginning Feb. 6. There are many techniques involved and skills that you can learn to make this game more interesting and enjoyable. Gene and Lina will be on hand to give you instruction and pointers on how to play the game. If youd like to prepare for some of the upcoming events like Senior Games, or if youd just like to participate in weekly games with your neighbors and friends, lessons for some popular games have been scheduled in February. Hand and Foot lessons begin Monday, Feb. 4, at 12:45 p.m. in the Great Room and will continue for the following three Mondays; Mah Jongg lessons will begin Thursday, Feb. 7, at 1 p.m. in the Library and will continue for the following four Thursdays; and Sequence lessons will be given on Friday evenings at 5:30 p.m. in the Great Room on Friday, Feb. 15 and will continue for the following two Fridays. You can sign up on the sheets hanging on the Activity Wall. If you have any questions about the games, a contact person is listed on the flyer. So why not take advantage of this opportunity to learn something new or to brush up on your skills? Its a great way to keep your mind active while socializing with others. New Years festivitiesMarion Landing residents ushered in the new year by celebrating with an evening of bowling and a sock hop featuring 50s and 60s music and dancing. The bowlers got together for a few games with snacks, prizes and friendly competition. This enjoyable evening was organized by Mary Jane Welsh and Sue Kiger with 40 bowlers participatCelebrity impression show scheduled for Feb. 3 Marion Landing Diane Bress Marion Landing Sock Hop organizer Merry Anne Krell, left, with helpers Toni Niemeyer and Joan Buzzek show off poodle skirts at the New Years Eve party. PLEASESEELANDING PAGE29 000DMDQ 000DRWL

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Friday, January 18, 2013 ~ 3 www.smcitizen.com 30 ~ Friday, January 18, 2013 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 BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 WE BUY ANYVEHICLEIn Any Condition, Title, No Title, Bank Lien, No Problem, Dont Trade it in. We Will Pay up to $25K Any Make, Any Model. 813-335-3794 813-237-1892 Call AJ MOBILE HAIR CARE **FULL SER VICE ** IN YOUR HOME LIC. BEAUTICIAN/CNA SERVICE THE HOME BOUND/ ELDERLY. (352) 237-3347 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 Steves Handyman Service (352) 854-4927 000DQEY 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. STUMP GRINDING CALLJIM FOR FREE ESTIMATES (800) 478-8679 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. Quiet Country Sett ing 3/2 on 2 acres mol Approx. 1750 sq ft LA front porch, Lg rear screened porch, Patio, 24x30 Steel Building, Steel Carport -great for boat storage, etc. Fenced and crossfenced, Built in 2003 Nice Oaks, Wooded, Citrus Springs area only 20 Min. to Ocala $129,900 Call 352-302-6784 for appt. HERNANDO Citrus Hills Pool Home 4/3/2+, circular drive, 1 acre lot, below $200k 352-527-7856 OCALA Marion Landing, 55+ Community, 3/2/2 15x30ft inground pool w/waterfall, call for appt 352-873-2725 WE BUYRVS, Travel Trailers, 5th Wheels, Motor Homes Call US 352-201-6945 ORANGE GOLF CART SEATS TWO, HEADLIGHTS & DIRECTIONS LIGHTS $2300 (352) 873-0803 Acoustic Guitar Needs Stringing, Good Cond. $50 (352) 291-0495 GUN & KNIFE SHOW BROOKSVILLE HSC CLUB Sat. Jan.. 26th 9-5p Sun. Jan. 27th 9a-4p HERNANDO COUNTYFAIRGROUNDS Admission $6.00 (352) 799-3605 LIONELTOYTRAINS WantedAny Amount Any Condition. Cash Paid Will Pick Up (352) 346-3328 VACATION INCAPTIVAISLANDCondo At South Sea Resort. Reasonable (352) 873-8648 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. DUDLEYS AUCTION *THREE AUCTIONS 1-15 STORAGE AUCTION 10am ON SITE @1925 W Main St, Inverness 14 units lock cut 5 min before each unit is sold. CASH Be like the tv shows with the gamble of what maybe. 1-17 ESTATE AUCTION 3pm outside House hold, Entire wood & Mechanics work shop, Wood Lathes, power washers rows of boxed merchandise. 5pm FIVE EST A TE VEHICLES 2004 Honda S2000 garage kept toy w/on 750miles Collector sports car, 2006 VW GTI hatchback 60+K 2002 VW Eurovan Camper18k,(these 3 cars from 1 estate) 2007 Buick Lucerne CXL loaded 64K, 2012 Kia Forte ONLY 1,850 miles. All Estate Vehicles GREAT OPPORTUNITY to buy. 6pm Inside Quality furniture, Knives, Jewelry, Large Power tools 1-19 AUTOGRAPH AUCTION 11am Celebrity & Sports, Live & On Line everything from golf to Rock& Roll. Bats, balls, Albums, photos, books, cards & more from Hendrix to Tiger. www.dudleys auction.com 637-9588 10%BP Au2267 AB1667 Maine-ly Real Estate #381384 OCALA Sat. Jan. 19, 8:30-1pm Ozarks Bank Parking Lot, Friendship Plaza 200 LIONS CLUB DINING ROOM SET seats 6. Oak w/ 4 padded chairs. $450 (352) 873-0803 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 Read the classifieds More from memorial These were more scenes from the memorial on the square for Jonah Mendoza, 6 months old, who was killed by his mother. Upper left, little Juliauna Christensen, 3, with help from Roxanne Garcia, writes a message on the poster left for people to share their thoughts. The poster is seen at left. Above, Jordan Mendoza, Jonahs father, stands with family and friends at a display during six minutes of silence. The thin lights in the background are Christmas lights designed to look as if they are falling from the trees. One speaker called them tears from Heaven.PHOTOS BY JIM CLARK 000DOPW *All Offers While Supplies Last.352-628-5100 www.villagetoyota.com CRYSTAL RIVER VILLAGE TOYOTA WHEN IT COMES TO WORK, THIS TRUCK MEANS BUSINESS. IT PULLED THE SHUTTLE! WHEN IT COMES TO PLAY... YEAH, ITLL TOW YOUR BOAT! 2012 TOYOTA TUNDRAUP TO $ 7,000 OFF ON ALL REMAINING 2012s $ 7,000 OFF 000DOOX Swinson Chiropractic & Total Health Center 840-0444 L o c a t e d o n S R 2 0 0 2 m i l e s w e s t o f I 7 5 d i r e c t l y L o c a t e d o n S R 2 0 0 2 m i l e s w e s t o f I 7 5 d i r e c t l y Located on SR 200, 2 miles west of I-75, directly a c r o s s f r o m P u b l i x H e a t h B r o o k C o m m o n s a c r o s s f r o m P u b l i x H e a t h B r o o k C o m m o n s across from Publix, Heath Brook Commons Open M-F, Sat. by Appt Medicare and most insurance accepted Dr. D. L. Swinson Chiropractic Physician 000DRX7 N e c k & B a c k P a i n N e c k & B a c k P a i n Neck & Back Pain S h o u l d e r & A r m P a i n S h o u l d e r & A r m P a i n Shoulder & Arm Pain P i n c h e d N e r v e s / P i n c h e d N e r v e s / Pinched Nerves/ N u m b n e s s N u m b n e s s Numbness M i g r a i n e s / H e a d a c h e s M i g r a i n e s / H e a d a c h e s Migraines/Headaches L o w B a c k & L e g P a i n L o w B a c k & L e g P a i n Low Back & Leg Pain D i s c P r o b l e m s D i s c P r o b l e m s Disc Problems J o i n t P a i n J o i n t P a i n Joint Pain D i z z i n e s s D i z z i n e s s Dizziness A u t o I n j u r i e s A u t o I n j u r i e s Auto Injuries *Massage Therapy Available MM13191 *Decompression Therapy Available In Pain? We Will See You Today! School & Sports Physicals Exam & X-Ray for only $19.95 $110 value YOUR EVALUATION INCLUDES : Consultation with the Doctor, Complete examination, X-Rays (if necessary), Report of all the Doctors findings (OUR NO RISK POLICY) The patient & any person responsible for payments, has a right to refuse to pay cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a re sult of & within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee, or reduced fee service examination or treatment. NP only. Not valid for PI or WC. May not be applied toward existing accounts. Expires 2/8/13 Must present at first visit J a s m i n e P l a z a 3 5 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 Jasmine Plaza 352-401-0001 6 1 6 0 S W S R 2 0 0 U n i t 1 0 4 O c a l a F l o r i d a 3 4 4 7 6 6160 SW SR 200 Unit 104 Ocala, Florida 34476 S T O R E H O U R S : T U E S F R I 1 0 5 S A T 1 0 2 STORE HOURS: TUES.-FRI. 10-5 SAT. 10-2 Readers Choice Winner Jewelry Store 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 www.jandjjewelersocala.com 000DR3W All repairs done on premises. B ATTERIES $ 8 00 + ta x Affordable New Affordable New & Estate Jewelry & Estate Jewelry 000Dsph With coupon. Expires 1/24/13 8 2 9 6 S W 1 0 3 r d S t R d 3 5 2 2 3 7 3 6 7 6 M o n d a y F r i d a y 9 5 S a t u r d a y 9 4 W a l k I n s W e l c o m e M i l l e n n i u m H a i r S a l o n A Certified Goldwell Color Salon P e d i c u r e $ 1 5 9 9 Pedicure $ 15 99 C o l o r Color, C u t S t y l e $ 6 2 9 9 Cut, Style $ 62 99 With coupon. Expires 1/24/13 With coupon. 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screening, recruiting and hiring; customized training programs, on-the-job training grants, financial incentives, tax credit information, labor market information and re-employment services. There is online job posting, application collection and screening and employer spotlight events. There is also custom business training, which may cover up to 100 percent of out-of-pocket costs, 400 plus licenses and certifications, training that can increase productivity and enhance market competitive, and help retaining skilled staff. There is on-the-job training for businesses with three or more full time employees, which includes 50 to 90 percent wage reimbursement. Workforce Connection is at 2703 N.E. 14th ST., in Ocala. Phone is 352-7321700, while there is a website at www.clmworkforce.com. The agency is also on Twitter at #workforceCLM. Friday, January 18, 2013 ~ 29 www.smcitizen.com 4 ~ Friday, January 18, 2013 www.smcitizen.com NORITAKE CHINA 7 pc setting, service for 12, Blue Haven Ptrn.,12 serving pcs. Mint Cond. $500. 352-347-3313 DUDLEYS AUCTION **Thurs Jan 10th** EST A TE ADVEN TURE AUCTION 3pm outside 6pm inside great auction with mix of furniture, tools, appliances, antiques, and more. THREE trailers to empty! www.dudleysauction. com 637-9588 10%BP Au2267 AB1667 Maine-ly Real Estate #381384 AWESOME JOBS! Now hiring 18-25 guys and gals. Travel entire USAw/ unique business group. $500 sign-on bonus. Call 877-853-7654 or 866-298-0163 www .sunshine subscription.com 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 Executive AssistantTherapy Management Corporation (TMC), a multi-state preferred provider of Physical, Occupational and Speech therapy and a company committed to service excellence is seeking an Executive Assistant to the President & CEO. TMCs Home Office is located in Homosassa, FL. The ideal candidate must have a minimum of 3 yearsexperience as an Executive Assistant. Must have exceptional skills in Microsoft Office with an emphasis on Word and Excel. Please apply online @ www.therapymgmt. com or fax resume to 352.381.0212 L ET U S W ORK F OR Y OU CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403S OUTH M ARION C ITIZEN C LASSIFIEDSG ET R ESULTS! TBOSS Therapist The Centers is seeking Masters Level Therapist for TBOSS position in Citrus County. Must have min 2 yrs exp working with adults, children & adolescents providing individual, group & family therapy. Full benefits pkg DFWP/EOE/We E-Verify. Fax or e-mail resume to HR, the Centers, Inc., (352) 291-5580, jobs@thecenters.us For more info visit www.thecenters.us L ET U S W ORK F OR Y OU CALL TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403South Marion CitizenClassifieds Get Results! Residential SA Educator The Centers is seeking an Educator to provide educational services to adolescents in our 24/7 residential substance abuse treatment facility in Lecanto. Teach lesson plans according to each countys requirements, i.e., math, social studies, science, English, etc. Assist individuals with special and specific needs, interactions and goals. Bachelors in field of Edu or Human Services & exp reqd. Middle School or HS level State of FLteaching certification preferred. Full benefits pkg DFWP/EOE/We E-Verify Fax or e-mail resume to HR, The Centers, Inc., (352) 291-5580, jobs@thecenters.us For more info visit www.thecenters.us Todays New Ads VACATION INCAPTIVAISLANDCondo At South Sea Resort. Reasonable (352) 873-8648 Bnet CARE Manager The Centers is seeking a Bachelors level Care Manager to coordinate mental health svcs for children enrolled in Behavioral Health Network. Extensive travel required in Citrus & Hernando Counties. Use of personal vehicle reqd., State mileage rate pd. Work hours dictated by caseload. Please submit salary. Full benefits pkg DFWP/EOE/We E-Verify. Fax or e-mail resume to HR, the Centers, Inc., (352) 291-5580, jobs@thecenters.us For more info visit www.thecenters.us Todays New Ads DINING ROOM SET seats 6. Oak w/ 4 padded chairs. $450 (352) 873-0803 ORANGE GOLF CART SEATS TWO, HEADLIGHTS & DIRECTIONS LIGHTS $2300 (352) 873-0803 Somebody else wants it! Got something special you no longer use? Sell it in the Classifieds. It may be just the perfect item to fill somebody elses need. TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403 Todays New Ads Todays New Ads L ET U S W ORK F OR Y OU CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403S OUTH M ARION C ITIZEN C LASSIFIEDSG ET R ESULTS! ing, and everyone had a great time. The sock hop, featuring original 45 and 33 records spun by DJ Marty Krell, was organized by Merry Anne Krell, with the assistance of Linda Hefner. There were games, dance contests, and an evening of old-fashioned fun. A lot of hard work and planning goes into an event such as this, and it does not happen without a lot of helpers. Pitching in were Toni and Jim Niemeyer, Donna and Lee Reynolds, Joan and Pete Buzzek, Bob and Nancy Hallameyer, Lois and Don Norris, Rhea Rouquie, Pat Steel, John and Judy Alderson, and for setup, Larry Keables and Charlie Mock. Thanks to everyone who worked together for a memorable event. Decorating contest winnersThe results are in for the 2012 Marion Landing Holiday House Decorating Contest; and at the Jan. 8 Tuesday Social, the winners were announced and prizes awarded. There were 14 entries into the contest, all of which had wonderful displays. Residents voted for their favorite, and a tally of the 94 votes resulted in the following: third place was awarded to Armand Duquette; second place was awarded to Angela Olmeda; first place was awarded to Lina Vallejo. Thanks to those who participated in the contest, the residents who voted, and especially to Leta Simmons for organizing the contest and Harry Therien for taking the photos and printing them for display. Racing workshopJust in time for the trip to Tampa Bay Downs in February, Harry Therien will be holding a free workshop called How to Handicap the Races. He will teach you how to be a better handicapper by learning how to properly read the racing program, and by looking at past performance, how to place smarter and more logical bets. This workshop will be held on Saturday, Jan. 19, at 2 p.m. in the Lifestyle Center. The number of participants is limited, so sign up soon on the sheet posted on the Activity Wall.Sit and Be Fit Dont forget that the new Sit and Be Fit video exercise class is now being offered in the Lifestyle Center at 10 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. There are 20, half-hour episodes, which will rotate on a bi-weekly basis, all of which include a full body workout designed to strengthen, stretch and improve overall functioning of the body. The programs are upbeat and lively, featuring a variety of fun movements and music. The classes are free and are for Marion Landing residents and their guests only; no registration is required. Drop bywe hope to see you there. Sunday KaraokeDo you like to sing? Join John Winn for a couple of hours of fun singing Karaoke on Sunday, Jan. 20, at 2 p.m. in the Lifestyle Center. As long as theres interest, well continue Karaoke each Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m., unless another special event is planned. For more information, give John a call. Gentle YogaPractice gentle yoga and discover simple and effective poses to reduce stress and achieve optimal health, vitality and serenity. This class is led by fitness instructor Mary Pat Giffin and includes standing and seated poses to strengthen, stretch and improve balance. Format includes a chair; and please bring a mat for floor-work. Gentle Yoga meets Tuesdays at 11 a.m. in the Lifestyle Center. Each session is $5. Please sign up on the sheet posted on the Activity Wall.Travel newsIf you are interested in any of the trips listed below, details are available on the flyers posted on the Travel Board in the Lifestyle Center, or you may call 237-7152 for more information. Trips are open to the general public if space allows. There are only a few seats left for the trip to the spring training baseball game on Sunday, March 24. Its the Philadelphia Phillies vs. the Boston Red Sox at Bright House Field in Clearwater. Cost is $62 and includes round-trip bus from Ocala, reserved premium seats for the 1:05 p.m. game and tip for driver. Lunch is on your own in the ball park. Bus departs about 10:30 a.m. and, depending on the length of the game, returns approximately 6 p.m. Your non-refundable payment is due by Jan. 15, so reserve your seat before this trip sells out. See the Smoky Mountains and Pigeon Forge in the fall. Enjoy the fall foliage, great shows and meals on this seven day, six night excursion which includes 10 meals, six breakfasts and four dinners. Tour the Smoky Mountain National Park, visit downtown Gatlinburg, see many of the shows in Pigeon Forge such as Smoky Mountain Spry, Cirque de Chine, Smith Family, Hatfield McCoy Dinner Show, and more. Do you like to plan ahead? Then mark your calendar for Jan. 19 to 26, 2014 (yes, thats 2014) for a western Caribbean cruise on Freedom of the Seas. You will visit ports in Labadee (Haiti), Jamaica, Grand Cayman and Cozumel. More information is listed on the Travel Board. If youre thinking about taking a vacation in the spring of 2014, our Travel Club has made plans for a terrific European riverboat cruise on the Elbe River. Enjoy time in Berlin, Dresden, Wittenberg and Prague and includes seven nights aboard the M/S River Allegro, which was built specifically for cruising the Elbe, and was recently refurbished with the travelers needs and comfort in mind. More details on this spectacular trip are listed in the brochure posted on the Travel Board. Diane Bress is Marion Landings Activities Director and an employee of Leland Management, Inc. LANDINGCONTINUED FROM PAGE 2 PHOTO BY HARRY THERIENMarion Landing House Decorating Contest first place winner Lina Vallejo. Jan. 18, Friday, Fish or Shrimp Dinner 5 to 7 p.m., Jersey Cowboy and friends Karaoke 6-10 p.m. Jan. 19, Saturday, Chicken Alfredo 5 to 7 p.m., Timeless Motown, 6 to 10 p.m. Jan. 20, Sunday, Bar Bingo 4 to 6 p.m., Football in the Social Quarters. Jan. 21, Monday, Coney Dogs noon to 3 p.m. Jan. 22, Tuesday, Dart League 5:45 to 9 p.m., food specials 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 23, Wednesday, Membership Appreciation 3 to 5 p.m. Jan. 24, Thursday, Cards 1 p.m., Open Darts 5 p.m., Shuffleboard 7 p.m. Jan, 25, Friday, Fish or Shrimp Dinner 5 to 7 p.m., Blast from the past Rick Holland 6 to 10 p.m. West Marion Moose Lodge 2356, open for members and qualified guests, is located 10411 S.W. 110th St., one mile north of State Road 200 across from Oak Run entrance. Phone is 352-354-2200. West Marion Moose Lodge activities Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com SOUTH MARION Citizen The South Marion Citizen is a free community newspaper covering news of communities in southwest Marion County including Oak Run, Pine Run, Palm Cay, On Top of the World, Kingsland Country Estates, Countryside Farms, Marion Landing, Majestic Oaks, Hidden Lake, Woods and Meadows Estates, Paddock Farms, Saddle Oak Club, Deer Creek, Cherrywood Estates, Hardwood Trails, Candler Hills, Country Oaks, and Harvest Meadows, among others. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Citizen: If your community is listed above and the Citizen is not delivered to your home and you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 200 Corridor, call 854-3986CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481 Editor Jim Clark Circulation Barbara Jaggers Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean and Kristy Kaigan General Manager John Provost Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Deadline for classified ads :Deadline for display advertising : Tuesday 4 p.m. before publicationMonday 5 p.m. before publication READER SERVICES I want to get news in the Citizen. Call editor Jim Clark at 352-854-3986 or send by e-mail to editor@smcitizen.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Citizenoffice in Kingsland Plaza. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Member of the Community Papers of Florida WORKFORCECONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 percent of Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments are being made electronically. Converting the remaining paper check recipients to electronic payments will save American taxpayers $1 billion over the next 10 years. The Treasury Department published a final rule in December 2010 to gradually phase out paper checks for federal benefit payments. Since May 1, 2011, all people newly applying for federal benefits, including Social Security, SSI, Veterans Affairs, Railroad Retirement Board, Office of Personnel Management benefits and other non-tax payments, have had to choose direct deposit or the Direct Express card at the time they sign up for their benefits. March 1, 2013, is the final deadline by which all remaining federal benefit check recipients must receive their money electronically. The Treasury Departments Go Direct public education campaign is working with more than 1,800 partner organizations throughout the country to spread the message about the electronic payment rule and educate federal benefit recipients about their options. The campaign has developed and shared a variety of public service announcements, educational videos, check inserts and other materials to explain how electronic payments work and how to make the switch from paper checks. The videos and materials are available on the Go Direct campaign website at www.GoDirect.org. The Treasury Department has taken great strides to support and guide check recipients through the change to electronic payments, and were increasing our efforts significantly in the final two months before the deadline, Lebryk said. We have a team of friendly, helpful agents standing by at our call center, and many financial institutions, caregivers, senior services providers and advocates for people who are homeless or have disabilities have the necessary information and resources to help federal benefit recipients make the switch. Check recipients can sign up for direct deposit or the Direct Express card by calling toll-free 1-800-333-1795, visiting www.GoDirect.org, or talking to their local federal paying agency office. The process is fast, easy and free. By taking a few minutes to gather the necessary information ahead of time, most federal benefit recipients can sign up for electronic payments with one phone call. Individuals will need their Social Security number or claim number, their 12-digital federal benefit check number and the amount of their most recent federal benefit check. If choosing direct deposit, recipients also will need their financial institutions routing transit number, (often found on a personal check) account number and account type (checking or saving). There are no sign-up fees or monthly fees to receive benefits electronically. SOCIAL CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Hospice seeks singersHospice of Marion County invites you to consider a unique volunteer service. We have a special choral group known as the Journey Singers that sings songs of healing and comfort at the bedsides of the ill or dying at the four Marion County Hospice Houses, private homes, and other selective venues. We offer a wide choice of music, including spiritual, secular and patriotic selections. If you can read music and sing a cappella (that is, without instrumental accompaniment), and have a compassionate heart, join us in this rewarding journey. Call 352873-7441 for more details. Read the classifieds today on Pages 29-30 00075X7 Clip and Save Clip and Save Clip and Save Clip and Save Grandfather Clock 352-873-7587 GRANDFATHER CLOCK REPAIR Service and repairs 43 years full time experience Specializing in floor clocks. 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Friday, January 18, 2013 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 28 ~ Friday, January 18, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Friday, Jan. 18 Ocala High 12 Club to meet The Greater Ocala High 12 Club 665 will hold its monthly meeting on Friday, Jan. 18 at 11 a.m. at the Elks Club, 702 N.E. 25th Ave., Ocala. The speaker will be Capt. Jim Burton of the Marion County Sheriffs Office. It is always exciting to hear what is going on with Marion Countys finest. As we have become accustomed to, we will once again enjoy one of the Elks Clubs fine buffet lunches. Friends are always welcome. The cost is only $12 a person. All Master Masons and guests are invited to attend. Reservations are required. Call Bob Brady at 352-8549612 for reservations or further information.Saturday, Jan. 19 Magician at First CongregationalBrian LaPalme, the award-winning, world renowned magician, is bringing his magic show to First Congregational United Church of Christ, for a fundraiser, on Saturday, Jan. 19 at 2 p.m. LaPalme has entertained thousands of children and adults during a career that spans four decades. His magic shows garner rave reviews, and this is sure to be one performance you wont want to miss. Ticket prices are $3 for children 12 and under; adults $5. To purchase tickets, please call 352-5986272. If available, tickets may be purchased at the door 7171 S.W. State Road 200.Bat facts at Dunnellon LibraryFree to the public, Shari Blissett Clark will present a one-hour program to discuss bat facts, species diversity, environmental and economic benefits of bats. The meeting will be Saturday, Jan. 19 at 10:30 a.m. at the library meeting room, 20351 Robinson Road. The program is presented by Friends of the Library.Lions to host yard sale The Ocala 200 Lions Club is having a yard sale Saturday, Jan 19, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The sale will be in the parking lot of the Bank of the Ozarks, Friendship Plaza on State Road 200. All proceeds from the sale will go to community projects. For more information contact Bob, 352-861-2730.Ocala Lions Club Helps Families of VeteransOn Saturday, Jan. 19, the Ocala Lions Club will collect donations and personal care items to be given to the Fisher House Foundation in Tampa, Florida for families of veterans or military personnel who are being treated at a nearby military or VA medical facility. The event will be at the Big Lots store, 8600 S.W. State Road 200 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Fisher House, founded in 1990 by Zachary Fisher, provides a home-like facility for families to stay for brief periods of time to be near their loved ones undergoing medical treatment. Personal care items, such as shampoo or tooth paste/brushes, tissues, paper plates, paper cups and plastic food storage containers or bags are needed to help families needing to stay at Fisher House during this difficult time. Items may be purchased at Big Lots and monetary donations will be accepted. For further information about Fisher House, call 813-910-3000 or contact Bill Thomas at 352-291-2600 about the event. Scandinavian Club The Scandinavian Club of Marion County invites people of Danish, Finish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish decent to join us at our next meeting on Jan. 19 at 11:30 a.m. at the Ocala Hilton, 3600 S.W. 36th Ave. in Ocala. The menu will be choice of salmon or herbed chicken breast with roasted potatoes, salad, coffee and dessert. Entertainment provided by Glenn Lewis on the keyboard. The cost is $16 per person. Reservations and payment must be made in advance. Payment and meal choice must be received by Wednesday, Jan. 17, checks to be made out to Don Clauson and mailed to Don Clauson, 5901 S.W. 86th Place. Ocala, FL 34476. For further details call Jim Neate 352-687-1580, Don Clauson 352-861-1235 or Terry Rasmussen 352-3478362. Sunday, Jan. 20 Rose Society to meetThe Marion County Rose Society meets at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Marion County Ag Center Auditorium, 2232 N.E. Jacksonville Road (CR 200A), Ocala. Meetings are open to all who want to have fun learning about and sharing their love of roses. Visit www.marioncountyroses.org or call 352-751-0355. Read the classifieds S unday is the official Inauguration Day for President Obama. However, as that date falls on a Sunday, the public swearing-in ceremony will be held on Monday. Its a time of celebration and parties for all with politics fading somewhat into the background. Likewise, todays Pun Alley tries a little to avoid politics while looking at some humorous quotes of previous presidents. Ronald ReaganI have left orders to be awakened at any time in case of national emergency, even if Im in a Cabinet meeting. I hope youre all Republicans. Speaking to surgeons as he entered the operating room following the 1981 assassination attempt. George W. BushThese stories about my intellectual capacity really get under my skin. You know, for a while I even thought my staff believed it. There on my schedule first thing every morning it said, Intelligence Briefing. Barack ObamaThere are few things in life harder to find and more important to keep than love. Well, love and a birth certificate. Many of you know that I got my name, Barack, from my father. What you may not know is Barack is actually Swahili for That One. And I got my middle name from somebody who obviously didnt think Id ever run for president. Jack KennedyI just received the following wire from my generous daddy: Dear Jack, Dont buy a single vote more than is necessary. Ill be damned if Im going to pay for a landslide. About a year after taking office, Kennedy said, When we got into office the thing that surprised us most was to find that things were just as bad as wed been saying they were. Herbert HooverBlessed are the young for they shall inherit the national debt. Sounds familiar, doesnt it? When asked what do retired Presidents do, he replied, We spend our time taking pills and dedicating libraries. Teddy RooseveltWhen they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer present or not guilty. I think there is only one quality worse than hardness of heart and that is softness of head.John Adams In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress. Bill Clinton Being president is like running a cemetery: youve got a lot of people under you and nobodys listening. Harry TrumanNever kick a fresh cow pie on a hot day.Calvin CoolidgeI found out early in life that you dont have to explain something you hadnt said. When asked by a visiting governor how he could see a long list of callers every day and still finish his days work, whereas the governor was at his desk until late at night, Coolidge said, Yes, but you talk back. Warren G. HardingWhen Will Rogers met President Harding, Rogers said, Mr. President, I would like to tell you all the latest political jokes. You dont have to, Will, said Harding with a touch of bitterness; I appointed them. Grover ClevelandWhile Grover Cleveland was having troubles with the Senate, one night he was awakened by a servant who said, Mr. President, there are burglars in the house! Cleveland opened his eyes and said, In the Senate, maybe, but not in the House. Woodrow WilsonA conservative man is a man who just sits and thinks, mostly sits. A political storyA union boss walked into a bar and was about to order a drink to celebrate Obamas victory when he saw a guy wearing a Romney for President button. So, he shouted to the bartender, Drinks for everyone in here, but not for the Republican. After the drinks were handed out, the Republican gave him a big smile and said, Thank you! in an equally loud voice. This infuriated the union boss so he again loudly ordered drinks for everyone except the Republican. As before, this did not bother the Republican. He continued to smile, and again yelled, Thank you! The union boss asked the bartender, What is the matter with that Republican? Ive ordered two rounds of drinks for everyone but him, and all he does is smile and thanks me. Is he nuts? Nope, replied the bartender. He owns the place. Looking at some humorous quotes of previous presidents Pun Alley Dick Frank Community calendar More on Pages 6-7 that his past experience had prepared him as an ordained minister. Is it possible that a higher power has directed Lt. Oldberg to Marion Oaks, where he will witness a growing community as the economy improves? Also honoring us was newly elected county commissioner Earl Arnett of District 5. Commissioner Arnett was most attentive to the wish list for Marion Oaks and indicated he will work closely with our commissioner Kathy Bryant on any matters before the full commission that affects Marion Oaks. As he left the building, our audience applauded their appreciation. The membership was briefed by the president on the status of the waterfall. He reiterated that the waterfall and two front walls have been transferred by The Deltona Corporation to our MSTU for General Services and recorded by the county. Deltonas further obligation is to power wash and seal the front walls. When that phase is completed, MOCA is required to cover the cost of the lettering on the two walls reading, Deed restricted community. Your board has approved the outlay of approximately $1,300 to purchase and install the lettering. Returning by popular demand: MOCA has signed a contract with the carnival company to sponsor the spring fling and carnival. The dates given by the Carnival people are April 4, 5, 6 and 7. The community enthusiastically supported the carnival last year and requested that we have them back. The carnival people have stated they will have a few new rides this year. All the Moms who expressed appreciation of the Carnival for their children last year can now budget to bring their family this year. MOCAs support of the Thanksgiving Day dinner on Nov. 21 was the relinquishing of our Bingo date so the event could take place (at an estimated value of $500) and our check for $250 toward the cost of the dinner. 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Friday, January 18, 2013 ~ 27 www.smcitizen.com Commercial & Residential Customized Service to Fit Your Needs S ENIOR D ISCOUNTS F REE E STIMATES Licensed Bonded Insured 352-861-0665 G LADYS C LEANING S ERVICE HOUSE/OFFICE CLEANING 000DT92 WWW GLADYSCLEANING COM 2008 2012 6 ~ Friday, January 18, 2013 www.smcitizen.com their brother Joseph. Call Rita Stotz to get details and a seat. The Bill Cosby Show, Trip 19, at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater on March 23 will be a laugh a minute, Cosby at his best and there are still a few tickets left. Call Eleanor and Rich Feltenberger for details. In Daytona on April 12 come on our Trip 20 called Light and Life of Ponce Inlet to experience a guided tour of the tallest lighthouse in Florida. Then we go aboard an excursion boat to see the tremendous variety of wildlife, look for the playful dolphins and many kinds of birds. Lunch is at a local restaurant at which a menu of seafood, salad or sandwiches is offered as part of the cost of the trip. Then go to a wildlife rehab center where they help the sea turtles and other wildlife get back to nature. Call Joann and Jan Flickenger. It is to the David A. Straz, Jr. Center in Tampa that we take Trip 21 on April 20. The music of the Gershwins is the centerpiece as we go to New York, Paris, Hollywood and New Orleans. S Wonderful is indeed wonderful. Call Frank and Shirley Semmelmayer.7-Night Eastern Caribbean getawayOak Run residents and their guests are welcomed to join Bob and Regine Lammon as we set sail to your favorite island destinations on the newest Solstice-class ship from Celebrity, the Reflection, March 29 to April 5, 2014. Celebrity is currently offering a special promotion through Jan. 27, 2013. For details, call Bob at 352-237-8720. OMI The Fun ClubThe first event for 2013 for the OMI (Ohio, Michigan, Indiana) Fun Club will be our Happy Valentines dinner / dance to be held on Feb. 7 at the Orchid Club. Our menu will be supplied by the Mojo Grill, which will include Mojo Cuban and Mojo Chicken sandwiches, black beans and rice, Caesar salad, and cookies for dessert. BYOB. Music will be provided for your dancing and listening pleasure by Solid Gold from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets will be on sale in the Orchid Club Lobby Jan. 17 and 24, from 9 to 11 a.m. Members $14, guests $15. Hope to see you there. Upcoming Events: Membership signup for 2013: Jan. 22 in the OC Lobby from 9 to 11 a.m. Our events for Name That Tune on April 11, and get your teams together for our first golf tournament on June 6, at the ROGC. More details in later notices. For more information call Ron at 352-694-3814.ORWGAThe weather may have hindered our Dec. 27 outing but several determined players managed to perform well enough to win first and second place in their flights: Flight A JoAnn Cohen, Kathy OConnel; Flight B LaVerne Browand, Linda Noel; Flight C Betty Scott, Mary Hart; Flight D Sharon Scrivens, Mary Golab. Closest to the Pin: LaVerne Browand. No Chip Ins. The results of the Jan. 3 low net tournament are listed in order of finish. Flight A: Kathy OConnell, Marge Rymarcsuk, Marti Babb. Flight B: Jennie Buccella, Phyllis Robinson, June Dickbernd. Flight C: Linda Noel, Terri Feeley, Kate Lott. Flight D: Sharon Scrivens, Delma Miller, Mary Golab. Closest to the Pin: Terri Feeley. Chip In: Kate Lott.Royal Oaks Womens 18 Hole GolfOn Tuesday, Jan. 8, we played 2 best balls of a four person team and the winners were: 1st Place Jan Tenannt, Joanne Ellis, Sally Crass, Mary Kay Frandsen; 2nd Place Elsa Berbig, Bea Terry, B. J. Lassiter, Barb Scozzafava; 3rd Place tie: Pat Blackburn, Dianna Love, Leslie Rizzo, Ginger Drake and the team of Noreen Salo, Maureen Edwards, Cindy Kocher and a blind. Closest to the Pin was Judie Lavadas. After playing golf, we had a delicious lunch served by Royal Oaks dining room and a brief business meeting to start off the new year. The 2012 year-end awards were presented and our club champion, Jan Tennant, was given a beautiful keepsake trophy.Royal Oaks Mens GolfOn Friday, Jan.11, the Royal Oaks Mens Golf Association held the first tournament of the new year. The format was a four man scramble hosted by Bill Ellin and Hal Loomis. The winners were as follow: White Tee Flight 1st place, Dawson, Elder, Kowalewski, Kelly, score 63; 2nd place, White, Blackburn, Terry, Owens, score 63; 3rd place, Dowling, Loomis, Albright, DeSalvo, score 64. Red Tee Flight 1st place, Cunningham, Topp, Valois, Spano, score 67; 2nd place, Weckstein, Feeman, Kennedy, Paller, score 68; 3rd place, Rizzo, Colatruglio, Simnowitz, Jakobsen, score 68. 60 players participated in this event. Following golf Royal Oaks served a buffet lunch in the pavillion. It was a beautiful day and a good time was had by all who attended. Royal Oaks Lady NinersOn Jan. 10 we played throw out one worst hole with full handicap. In A Group 1st. was Rae Stover. There was a three way tie for 2nd., Patty Waddell, Sally Crass, BJ Lassiter. In B Group 1st. was Vange Bell, 2nd. Joyce Madill, 3rd. IIene Simnowitz, 4th. Darlene Lamo. We had two chip-ins, Diana Schmidt and Sally Crass. Closest to pin 3 was Sally Crass. Just a reminder to sign up for our Sweetheart Scramble on Feb. 14. OAK RUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 25 Sunday, Jan. 20 Dancing encouraged at Jazz function The Ocala Jazz Society will host an afternoon of music at the VFW hall on Sunday, Jan. 20 from 2 to 5 p.m. Open to everyone, organizers say the, event offers incomparable musicians featuring great tunes for everyone and dancing is encouraged. A $3 donation is requested and benefits Hospice in memory of Bea Wilson, the founder of the Ocala Jazz Society. For more info call Diana, 352-237-0234.Monday, Jan. 21 Inauguration dance in Ocala Culminating week-long events honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Marion County residents are invited to join in the national celebration of the 57th inauguration of the president and vice president of the United States of America at a semi-formal dinner/dance to take place at the Ocala Hilton Hotel on Monday, Jan. 21. The cocktail hour begins at 6 p.m. with dinner to be served at 7. Events in our nations Capital will be simulcast and a cash bar will be available. Tickets are $50 per person with a maximum of 300 to be sold. They may be purchased by telephoning the Marion County DEC at 352-402-9494, Joyce Blake at 352-690-1740 or Sally Smith at 941-704-3494. Cash or checks should be made out to the Marion County DEC. You may also get them through Act Blue at www.MarionDems.org.Thursday, Jan. 24 Magnet school expo planned What is a magnet school? Whats a magnet program? Can your child attend one in Marion County? What are the qualifications? Why do they even exist? If youve ever wondered about or considered such a program or school for your child, come learn whats so attractive about these highly-competitive programs at a special Magnet Expo set for Thursday, Jan. 24, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Marion Technical Institute (MTI), 1614 S.E. Fort King St. in Ocala. See exhibits from Dr. N.H. Jones Elementary and Madison Street Academy, Oakcrest Elementarys International Baccalaureate (IB) Program, ReddickCollier Elementarys Cambridge Program, Howard Middles AAIT (Advanced Academics Integrated Technologies) and IB Programs, North Marion Middles Cambridge Checkpoint Program, Belleview and North Marion Highs AICE (Advanced International Certificate of Education) Program, Forest Highs EMIT (Engineering, Manufacturing Institute of Technology) Program, Lake Weir and Vanguard High schools IB Programs, Dunnellon Highs Power Generation Academy, and West Port Highs MCCA (Marion County Center for the Arts) and Early College Programs. These are all magnet schools or programs in Marion County. MTI will also display its by-application-only programs to potential students and parents. No advance registration is required, and anyone from the public is invited to attend. For more information, call Expo Coordinator Julie Shealy at 352-671-7720. Saturday, Jan. 26 Book sale benefits wildlife sanctuaryA book sale to benefit Ocala Wildlife Sanctuary will be held Saturday, Jan. 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Winn-Dixie, 8445 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. Also, you may bring your aluminum cans for recycling. Two-day camellia showThe annual camellia show at the Pioneer Garden Club, 4331 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, will be Saturday, Jan. 26 and Sunday, Jan. 27. Admission to the camellia show is free, and there is plenty of free parking. The annual Ocala Camellia Society camellia show features award-winning blooms from across the southeastern United States. The public is invited to view the show from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Camellia plants will be available from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, or until supply runs out. For more information, please call 352-595-3365 or visit www.americancamellias.org and look for the Ocala Camellia Society web page. Saturday, Jan. 26 Book Lovers Ball at Marion Oaks LibraryJoin the celebratory fun and festivities as the Marion Oaks Public Library recognizes its 20-year anniversary with a Book Lovers Ball on Saturday, Jan. 26, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Marion Oaks Community Center (294 Marion Oaks Lane, Ocala). Children, adults and families will receive the royal treatment as they enjoy a variety of entertainment options including: music, games, crafts, door prizes and refreshments. Attendees, who may dress in costume or casually, will also be able to have their picture taken with special equine guests from Gentle Carousel Miniature Therapy Horses. The Marion Oaks Public Library has provided reading and educational materials to Marion County residents since 1992. The library joined the Marion County Public Library System in 1996. The Book Lovers Ball is sponsored by the Public Library System in cooperation with the Friends of the Marion Oaks Public Library. For more information about this and other Public Library System events, visit http://library.marioncountyfl.org or call 352-671-8551.Monday, Jan. 28 Retired nurses to meetThe Citrus Marion Chapter of the Florida Registered Nurses Retired (RNR) will meet at the Inverness Golf and Country club on Monday, Jan. 28. Sign-in for the meeting starts at 11 a.m. The speaker will be Dr. Attangi from the Citrus Memorial Heart and Vascular Center who will speak on Vascular Disease. Our charity will be Guardian Ad Litem. Retired nurses wishing to attend should call Mary Jane at 352-726-6882 or Gladys at 352-854-2677 by Wednesday Jan. 23.Tuesday, Jan. 29 Breast cancer support group The Breast Cancer SOS (Sisterhood of Survivors) Support Group meets the last Tuesday of each month at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St., Rm 235 (Multipurpose Room) at 1 p.m The meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 29 will be off-site at Stone Creek Grille, 9676 SW 62nd Loop, with lunch at noon and a trip to All About You Boutique at Six Gun Plaza. We will car pool to lunch, meeting at the church parking lot at 11:30 a.m. You may also drive yourself, but please call Gail Tirpak at 352-291-6904 if you are interested in attending so she can inform Stone Creek Grille and All About You with the number to plan on. Friday, Feb. 1 Three-day coin show The Ocala Coin Show has moved to a new location. It will be held at the Circle Square Cultural Center in On Top of the World, on Feb. 1, 2 and 3. There will be 56 dealers and more than 100 tables. There will be two grading services on site with free appraisals and taking orders to slab coins. There is free admission and free parking, and hourly door prizes and a gold and silver raffle. Hours are Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, contact Rich Selvar, bourse chairman, at 352-748-5225. Sheriff holds rib sale The Marion County Sheriffs Office is holding its annual United Way Super Bowl Rib Sale on Friday, Feb. 1, from noon to 6 p.m. Tickets are available for $15 per slab and can be picked up at the Sheriffs complex located at 692 N.W. 30th Ave. in Ocala. Delivery is also available. For tickets and more information call Jennifer Lowe at 352-368-3598. 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Friday, January 18, 2013 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 26 ~ Friday, January 18, 2013 www.smcitizen.com TO ADVERTISE Call 854-3986 ADVERTISING This weeks puzzle answers Sunday, Feb. 3 Musicale at First CongregationalA Sunday Afternoon Musicale will take place on Feb. 3 at 3 p.m., at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 7171 S.W. State Road 200. Church members and friends of the church will sing, dance (well, move) and play their way through an afternoon of music and fun. Admission is free, however, an offering will be taken to help support our music program. This years theme is Love Is In The Air. The choir will sing a medley of Cole Porter love songs in honor of Valentines Day, and there will be a variety of solos, duets and instrumentals.German Americans to meet The German American Club of Marion County will hold its annual Fasching Party on Sunday, Feb. 3, from 2 to 6 p.m., at the Marion Oaks Community Center. Tickets are $10 per member and $15 per non-member. For tickets, call Barb Hartmann at 352-751-4207.Gospel choir at Ocala WestThe Bethune-Cookman University Inspirational Gospel Choir will be in concert at Ocala West United Methodist Church on Sunday, Feb. 3 at 3 p.m. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St. For information call 352-854-9550. Thursday, Feb. 7 Collingsworth Singers at Ocala WestThe Collingsworth Family Singers will be in concert at the Ocala West United Methodist Church on Thursday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. Enjoy an evening of family worship, piano, and praise. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St. For more information, call 352-854-9550. Saturday, Feb. 9 Yard sale at CountrysideThe annual yard sale will be held in Founders Hall at Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala on Saturday, Feb. 9 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. White elephant, linen, clothing, jewelry, homemade bake sale, tools, toys, small furniture, holiday decorations, books, videos, CDs and much more. For information, call the church at 352-237-4633. TH OMAS JE FF ER SO N: T he Art o f P ower B y J on Meacham In this fresh look at our third president, Thomas Jefferson, journalist-turned-biographer Jon Meacham evaluates, reevaluates, ponders, tosses out and shores up what has been previously written about this colossal figure. An insider with his finger on the pulse of D.C. Meacham saw 2012 as the right time to highlight Jeffersons skills as a practicing politician, one who could maintain his ideals yet still act pragmatically. Jefferson understood a timeless truth, Meacham writes, that politics is kaleidoscopic, constantly shifting, and the mornings foe may well be the afternoons friend. Early biographers assessed Jefferson rather harshly, calling him a hypocrite, a slave owner who sired children with his slave Sally Hemings. On the issue of slavery Jefferson remained silent. Although he favored emancipation he thought that it could trigger a racial war. Nor did he envision the two races living freely side by side. Rather, he believed exile was the only answer. Others saw hypocrisy in his willingness to relax his scruples once he was president. But Meacham sees this less as hypocrisy than recognition that effective government sometimes demanded action at odds with philosophical belief. In the end the grand sweep of Jeffersons life belies such criticism. At age 26 he sketched the first design for Monticello and later drew up plans for the University of Virginia. At 33 he drafted the Declaration of Independence that defined the fundamental liberties at the heart of democracy. He served his country well--as governor of Virginia, ambassador to France, secretary of state, vice president and president. In short, he was seldom out of the political arena. Meacham adroitly sets up vivid scenes between Jefferson and his arch enemy Alexander Hamilton, Treasury secretary. To Jefferson, Hamiltons ties to the British were alarming. His greatest fear for the young republic was a return to monarchy. Some historians have seen this as paranoia but Meacham weighs in on the side of it being a legitimate fear. The author balances the consensus view that Jefferson was a visionary framer and founder with the claims of his critics and skeptics and he gives us a thoroughly readable biography. A fresh book about our third president Bookmark Pat Wellington BY RICK DENNISON PresidentIts a new year and a fresh beginning for the recently installed officers and board of directors pledging to continue serving as the custodians of our community. Serving in this capacity is on a voluntary basis and not paid out of your tax dollars. We need your annual dues of $7 per person to cover our costs to respond to deed restriction complaints, cover the cost of gasoline, maintenance, licenses, etc., for the pick-up truck owned by MOCA and used by our volunteers to make these calls. MOCA has no paid employees only volunteers. 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Friday, January 18, 2013 ~ 25 www.smcitizen.com C ongress demonstrated finesse by hiding a pot of gold for friends and supporters in the 2012 fiscal cliff rescue bill. The objective of the bailout was more spending money for our purportedly taxstarved federal government. The fiscal cliff legislation increases income taxes on the wealthy and continues lower taxes for middle-income taxpayers. The comforting misnomer of the legislation is The American taxpayer relief act, Lobbyists would characterize the no-tax and low-tax exemptions hidden in the bill as insignificant a few billion dollars, more or less. Congress can rationalize hiding such goodies as shielding sensitive taxpayers from unnecessary concern over business as usual. Having secured sought-after additional revenue, the White House made no complaint about allowing multinational companies to continue not paying taxes on income of their overseas subsidiaries. The bill includes extension of a tax-exemption for financing banks and builders of offices and apartments in the Manhattan 9/11 recovery zone. The exemption was intended to aid small businesses. Congress and the White House decided banks and brokers are just as needy as coffee shops and newspaper stands. Off-shore lending by banks and businesses also received an extension of tax exceptions, so they can continue not paying taxes on interest income from lending. Film and television producers are also considered needy. Their expense exemptions were extended, because reduction of their tax obligation is a mere $150 million loss of government revenue. Railroads were found deserving of tax credits for track maintenance. The cost is only $100 million. Isnt track maintenance a routine cost of railroading? To be fair to other forms of transportation, a seven-year recovery period for the costs of building motorsports facilities was also extended. Is NASCAR transportation? Out of concern for mine workers, government will continue tax incentives for safety equipment and safety training. Arent those also ordinary costs of doing business? Other deserving recipients of rainbow support were rum distillers of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, electric scooter and electric vehicle manufacturers, and energy efficient appliance makers. Rounding out the hodgepodge of government kindness are credits for wind energy expenses, development credits for American Samoa, support for coal mining on tribal lands, and extension of milk subsidy programs. Its all there in black and white. From time to time hustlers publish magazines offering secrets for getting easy money from the federal government -legally and without work. Our-hyper sensitive fraud antenna dismisses such hustles. People who discover oil in their back yard arent likely to encourage neighbors to dig holes. Harvesting easy money in Washington requires hiring wellpaid lobbyists who know how to create rainbows which lead to a pot of gold. How does this kind of chicanery happen right under our collective noses? Quite simple: While 90 percent of citizens disapprove of the way Congress operates, ninety-one percent of Congress people get re-elected. Nothing will change until we make more changes. www.smcitizen.com 8 ~ Friday, January 18, 2013 I t was a very emotional evening last Thursday on the Ocala Downtown Square. More than 300 people gathered to remember a little boy who was taken from this life by an act of violence. Six-month-old Jonah Mendoza was killed on Jan. 4 when his mother, Melanie Reyes, shot him in their home in the Fountains development in northwest Ocala. Reyes then shot herself. Initial reports said she was expected to survive, but she was put on life support and then died the following Tuesday morning. The boys father, Jordan Mendoza, did not live in the same house. Friends and relatives put together the service on the square, which started with people just visiting and talking in the area, continued with various folks making short statements, and ended with six minutes of silence, one for each month of his life, as people held candles. The phrase most often heard was directed at Jordan: I cant even begin to understand what youre going through. During one point when a poem was being read, Jordan left the stage in front, walked to the back of the gazebo and just stared out toward the Boulevard. He came back shortly after and, when the ceremony was about to end, gave a little talk, thanking everyone, saying he was thankful that so many people care. He said the incident cut me deep. He added that he loved my son so much, and said Jonah remained somewhere in his heart. Some of the other phrases that people used during their short talks included May the angels protect him in heaven, and were happy we live in a community where the people can come together. The event included a pair of tables filled with two collages of photos of Jonah, and also had another table where people could write messages of condolence. At the urging of parents, even some tiny children took pen in hand to leave a note. There were also jars for donations to help with the funeral, which was to be Saturday at Wyomina Park Baptist Church, with burial in Good Shepherd Cemetery. Reyes name was only mentioned once, by one speaker who said she was also remembered in prayers. Although the giant Christmas tree was not lit and was being taken down, all the other holiday lights were still on, illuminating the square during the ceremony. Included in those decorations were the thin lights that give the appearance of falling from the trees. One speaker called those lights tears from heaven. But artificial tears werent needed. There were plenty of real ones to go around. Jim Clark is the editor of the South Marion Citizen. PUBLISHER : GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Citizen The opinions expressed in South Marion Citizen editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns. Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 854-3986. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via e-mail. Names and communities will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Not all contributions are printed. Letters longer than 550 words may be regarded as columns and printed on a space-available basis, and writers will be limited to one contribution per week. The deadline is one week prior to each Fridays issue. Send letters to: The South Marion Citizen Editor, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@smcitizen.com. T he effort of the Marion County Legislative Delegation to hear from the residents of the area about needs in state government is, on its face, a good idea. People get to present all sorts of items to the seven legislators. However, the process of holding this hearing is seriously flawed and needs work. There are two major problems, as we see it. One is the location, the other is the agenda. The location has recently been the Klein Center at the College of Central Florida. The facility itself is adequate, although there were some problems with the speaker system at last weeks hearing. Getting there is another issue. The hearing is scheduled in the middle of a school day, when parking is at a premium. One of two things happens: Either the people attending have to park a great distance away and walk to the meeting hall, or the people attending get lucky and find a good place to park, thereby displacing some students who are looking for a space to leave their vehicles when they go to class. There are two possible solutions. One is to hold the event when classes are not in full session, say, on a Saturday. Yes, we know, working on Saturday is probably not what our legislators want to do, but it should be for the convenience of the people. The other solution would be to find another site, such as the Cultural Center at On Top of the World. That would have just as much, if not more, room for everyone to park and attend. As to the agenda, we feel its backward. The meeting starts with representatives of local governments and agencies that already receive some state funds telling the legislators how good theyve been in the past and please keep the money coming. Many of them go over the allotted time, in last weeks case four minutes. Last week, it was nearly three hours before the first regular people who were there privately to appear. Their four minutes was strictly enforced, to a point where one said, when told to stop, No, I timed it, its only three minutes, and she kept on going. We feel that the real people should get to go first. Most of the agency reports came from people who are paid to be there they can sit and wait for a while. But other folks, especially those who arent retired, might be taking time off from work to appear. More consideration should be shown to them. Finally, there were no breaks. From time to time most people, including the legislators, had to get up and leave for a minute. A 10-minute nature break in the middle of the afternoon might have been the prudent thing to do. Then everyone could comfortably listen to all the presentations. S UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Legislative hearing needs some work An emotional evening for Jonah Jim Flynn Columnist A rainbow appeared over the fiscal cliff Jim Clark Editor READER OPINIONS INVITED LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Fraud safe havenTo paraphrase Hamlet: "Something is rotten in the county of Marion. It is a safe haven for unlicensed residential contractors and developers with intent to defraud. Favored targets are seniors in communities with developer controlled associations. Most of the associations are properly operated but some exceptions severely impact the senior victims causing financial ruin and foreclosure. Residential contractors need four years of experience, three examinations and state board licensing required by Chapter 489. There are no requirements to become a developer. Purchasing a home with a developer controlled Chapter 617 not-for-profit and Chapter 720 residential community association locks the buyers membership into dictatorship for eternity. For an unlicensed contractor or developer, it is easier and much more profitable to blatantly ignore the laws and replace them with fraud, felony theft, threats, discrimination and racketeering. Statutes are not enforced and homeowners have virtually no voting power or representation. The breach of fiduciary responsibility provides perpetual unjust enrichment to the developer. It has been reported that Florida has a long-standing reputation for being ethically challenged while leading the nation in convictions for public corruption. And the Ocala PLEASESEELETTERS PAGE9 P alm Grove will be the scene of the Mardi Gras dance on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 6:30 to 11 p.m. featuring Eddie Shannon and Co. Ticket sales will be Monday, Jan. 28, from 8 to 10 a.m. in the card room of the Orchid Club and Tuesday, Jan. 29, 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; please, no cash. Do You Remember?Tune in channel 12 for Len Teitlers presentation of the Upper Midwest Clubs Jan. 1, 2013, Polar Bear Party, narrated by Anna Boodee. Also included will be entertainment by magician Brian LaPalme. It will air daily following FYI at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. from Jan. 18 to Jan. 25. Baby Boomers February DanceTicket sales for the Oak Run Baby Boomers dance on Feb. 2 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at the Palm Grove will be at the Orchid Club on Saturday, Jan.19, and Saturday, Jan. 26, from 9 to 11 a.m. Cost is $5 for members and $7 for guests. Make check payable to ORBB. For more information call Brian and Darlene Lamo at 352-857-2024. Karaoke Club The Karaoke Club will be hosting a Sock Hop on Sunday, Jan. 20, from 7 to 9 p.m. Get out your poodle skirts and leather jackets and come on down to the Orchid Club for some singing and dancing and just hanging out. Bring your own beverage of choice and some snacks. Cost is $5 at the door. DJ Rick Rodriques will play the music of your choosing. No membership is required. Any questions please call Dennis or Jae Ann Witzgall at 352-615-8731 or 352-6158794. Renaissance WomenRenaissance Women will meet at Palm Grove on Sunday, Jan. 27, at 2 p.m. to discuss future activities. All women of Oak Run, regardless of marital status, are welcome. We will be lunching at Ivy House, 917 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, at 11:30 a.m Wednesday, Jan. 30. Call Norma at 352-854-1910 for reservations. Southern States Club Southern States Clubs first meeting of 2013 is on Valentines Day, Feb. 14, at 6 p.m. at Palm Grove. The Mojo Grill is catering a buffet of chicken cordon bleu, mashed potatoes, green beans, and salad along with a sampler of their famous Cuban sandwich and blondies for dessert. We are thrilled to introduce you to Suzie Casta, a popular entertainer in The Villages. She will be singing your favorite hits from yesterday and today. Her voice and repertoire are amazing! Ticket sales will be Jan. 28 and Feb. 4 at the Orchid Club from 9 to 11 a.m. Member tickets are $15; guests are $18. Note that dues for 2013 of $6 per person may also be paid on these dates by separate check. Please join us in welcoming Bob Frese and Polly Mentzer who will be cochairing the setup/decoration committee. We appreciate the years of service that Paul and Emily Pike volunteered in this role and thanks to Sandy Vassar who supported the ticket sales team. We are grateful to the remaining board who will be serving another year. Hope you join us for a perfect Valentines Day Dinner Dance. If you have any questions regarding Southern States, contact Bob Canning (352-8548015). Performing Arts CompanyAnother couple in PACORs play The Odd Couple are the Klatts, Diane as Florence Unger and Lenny as Manolo Costazuela. Diane started acting in elementary school and has enjoyed acting and dancing ever since. Shes appeared in plays at Stage West in Spring Hill and many plays here in Oak Run. Her favorite role was Bunny Sutherland in Hallelujah Girls. Lennys first adult role was as Don Quixotes horse in Man of LaMancha (not the hind quarter). He has appeared in many productions in Oak Run and Ocala area theatres including Ocala Civic Theatre. His favorite roles were the Grinch in Seussical the Musical and Curly in Oklahoma. They are unique in our group since they both have full time occupations yet manage to attend all of our rehearsals. Len is a lawyer with offices down State Road 200 a piece. Diane keeps the office running efficiently with the aid of her mother Anna Russo who is also a member of PACOR. So their family is an example (to borrow a phrase) of those who play together stay together. Tickets continue selling at a brisk pace and once again we urge you to get yours early for the best seats. For information on dinner show tickets call Shari Weber at 352-854-0116; for all other performances Linda Noel at 352873-9908. The dinner theatre is on March 21, regular performances on the 22nd through the 24th in the Palm Grove Auditorium. This promises to be one of Neil Simons funniest shows ever !! Tuesday is Bingo NightCome and join your friends and neighbors for a fun night of bingo. Doors open at 3 p.m., cards sales are from 4 to 5:45 p.m., games begin at 6 p.m. A reminder that no one under 18 years of age is allowed in the Orchid Club during games. All residents and overnight guests must wear visible name tags or pool tags The snack bar will be open. Come and join the fun. Bingo is currently in need of volunteers to help. Please contact Dee Spath at 352-237-9364. Oak Run Travel We have only 2 tickets remaining for Trip 9 to the Peabody Auditorium in Daytona on Feb. 12. Hooray For Hollywood features the most famous songs and dance moments of the last 50 years of movie history. Call John and Marion Mowen for more information. Our Trip 16 to Hard Rock in Tampa on March 13 still has a few seats. Call Wayne and Howardean Kruger to assure your spot. A change by the Hard Rock went into effect on Jan. 1; they will give $30 toward play and no food coupon. Tickets are also available for Trip 18, Joseph and the Amazing Dream Coat, at the Show Palace on March 17. In addition to a great buffet youll enjoy this wonderful musical about Joseph and his prophetic dreams which take him to Egypt and many adventures. 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Friday, January 18, 2013 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 24 ~ Friday, January 18, 2013 www.smcitizen.com ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Guess what, Lamb? Youre about to experience a new perspective on a situation you long regarded quite differently. What you learn could open more opportunities later. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) The Bold Bovine is tempted to charge into a new venture. But it might be best to take things one step at a time, so that you know just where you are at any given point. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Its a good time to go on that fun getaway youve been planning. Youll return refreshed, ready and, yes, even eager to tackle the new challenge that awaits you. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) The Moon Child loves to fantasize about magical happenings in the early part of the week. But the sensible Crab gets down to serious business by weeks end. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) What goes around comes around for those lucky Leos and Leonas whose acts of generosity could be repaid with opportunities to expand into new and exciting areas of interest. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Your concern about your job responsibilities is commendable. But you need to take some quiet time to share with someone who has really missed being with you. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Aspects favor getting out and meeting new people. And as a bonus, you might find that some of your newly made friends could offer important business contacts. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) You might take pride in wanting to do everything yourself. But nows a good time to ask family members to help with a demanding personal situation. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Pay more attention to the possibilities in that workplace change. It could show the way to make that long-sought turn on your career path. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Your need to succeed might overwhelm obligations to your loved ones. Ease up on that workload and into some well-deserved time with family and friends. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Love rules for amorous Aquarians who can make good use of their ability to communicate feelings. Dont be surprised if theyre reciprocated in kind. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Fishing for compliments? No doubt, you probably earned them. But its best to let others believe they were the ones who uncovered the treasure you really are. BORN THIS WEEK: Your good works flow from an open, generous heart. Nothing makes you happier than to see others happy as well. area recently had the dubious distinction of the second-highest foreclosure rate among metropolitan areas in the United States. A mortgage company holding local mortgages has a Tampa law firm owning a company hiring lobbyists to influence legislators for the law firm's sole foreclosure financial benefit, while being investigated for fraud and racketeering. One troubled community involved an unlicensed contractor, the president of a bank closed by federal regulators, an attorney disbarred for misappropriation of funds and a licensed manager with a real estate broker license revoked for fraud. Nothing has been done to help the victims. A senator recently remarked: Ask the Attorney General to seat a Special Prosecutor and convene a State Wide Grand Jury for corruption and ask for the Governor's support. Folks who do things like this ought to go to jail. That's the law." Undoubtedly there is unencumbered and ongoing pattern of activities constituting racketeering and still nothing has been done. Lack of enforcement and prosecution perpetuates the fraud. The elected state attorney for 24 years posts that he is committed to advocate for the interest of all victims and hold offenders accountable. The state attorney has not fulfilled his commitment. Again, nothing has been done to help the victims. Clearly, there is no consideration for the victims at any level. With a home purchase come the indisputable rights to peaceful enjoyment and equal protection under the law. Our new sheriff is encouraged to expeditiously assemble a task force for serious investigation and prosecution of developer and community association corruption and racketeering in Marion County. Don Kronen Victim and licensed community association manager The shootings: Fear vs. attitudeI believe the reason for those shootings was fear. I believe all the shootings were caused by fear. For us to solve these shootings we need to find the causes of the fear. If we are taught at an early age that there are people out there that hate you and are out there to hurt you, you will develop fear. If we are taught to do the right thing because it is the right thing to do; then we will eliminate a lot of fear; because people will be too busy fixing things and doing things for the betterment of others. Thats a positive attitude that promotes caring and sharing and positive doings and attitudes alleviate fear and create harmony and harmony creates great things. Should we involve those troubled people in doing great and positive things; we will create a better place to live; we will have more enjoyment of what life is all about. Yes, by helping others, we help ourselves. Amen to that! Phil Moherek Ocala Navy, Air Force snubbed I think it's common knowledge, the Korean War Memorial in Washington, D.C., depicts only soldiers. I noticed recently there is a traveling replica of this memorial and I feel all Navy and Air Force veterans should be offended. It's interesting, that it's felt the Afghan war is our longest war in our history. Wrong. We have never signed a peace treaty with North Korea, so we are still, officially at war with North Korea. Another interesting note is, I was discharged from the Navy on November 27, 1953, after serving on the USS Leyet CV-32 for 21/2 years, during the Korean War. When I got home, I tried to become a member of the American Legion, but was told they wouldn't have me, because I didn't serve during a war, as Korea was considered a "Police Action." What a laugh! Well, so much for the American Legion. I wrote an article to a local newspaLETTERSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 per, which was printed, in May 2012 about the first African-American pilot the Navy ever had. He flew F4U Corsairs with VF32 flying air-strikes against North Korea from the Leyte. On Dec. 4, 1950, Ensign Jesse L. Brown was shot down by ground fire over Hagaru-ri, North Korea and lost his life. Some police action, Huh? In 1973 a destroyer, The USS Jesse L. Brown, DD 1089 was christened and named in his honor, by his wife Daisey. Now, having been a printer aboard ship, I had to print all the memorials of pilots and airmen who lost their live serving on the Leyte. That was no picnic. Then on Oct. 16, 1953, while tied up at the dock in the Boston Navy yard, the port catapult room exploded, followed by a second explosion, and 36 men, 32 sailors and four civilian workers were killed. I guess the Navy, or the Leyte, weren't important during the Korean War, to be included in the Korean Memorial. Maybe the Navy or Air Force weren't important on D-Day either. Bill Ford, Oak RunYohos voteLast week's editorial condemning Ted Yoho's vote against appropriating money for the victims of storm Sandy was spot-on. Yoho and others will make the usual excuses for the vote---he is against the attached pork, it is not the job of the federal government, blah, blah, blah. It is so easy and cowardly to stand for a principle when somebody else's neck is in the noose. As of Jan. 11, 41,000 residents of New Jersey were still displaced. It is worse in New York. The fact remains that our country has a long tradition of sending aid following life-threatening tragedies. We in Florida have received our share of these funds following hurricane devastation. Much of that aid has come from the northeast---and I've never heard their representatives complain. Ted Yoho should hang his head in shame! Bob Knobelman, Ocala No guns allowed There are an estimated 270 million privately owned guns in this country. In the wake of recent attacks with guns, liberal politicians again want to enact stricter gun laws, have registration of gun owners, etc. Some politicians have shortsighted ideas or are deliberately trying to eliminate gun ownership. They are going about this the wrong way. Disarming innocent people does not defend innocent people. There are approximately 312 million people in the U.S. Since an apparent majority is gun owners, it would be simpler and cheaper to keep track of those who dont have guns. We need a law requiring all non-gun households to have a sign on their door stating There are no guns in this house. This would give weapon haters a wonderful opportunity to display to the world that they are caring people who would never injure someone with a firearm regardless of a criminals intent. As an added bonus, perpetrators will know which home is not defended from their evil deeds and know they wont get shot in the process of robbery or rape by going there. This might lower government funded medical and funeral costs for criminals, thus reducing the expense of Obamacare. I am basically opposed to more government programs, but if this law was properly implemented I and other gun owners would happily chip in a few bucks toward its cost and perhaps the NRA could also have a fundraiser for this purpose. If guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns. Harold Imgrund Oak Run 000DSOO 8810 SW SR 200 Suite 107, Kingsland Plaza Across from Pine Run352-291-7626 Mon. Fri. 9am-5pm, Sat. 9am 2pm Stop and visit us before you buy! We Guarantee Lowest Prices in Ocala! Service Loaner Available. Please Just Ask 10% Discount to Veterans labor & parts excluding batteries WE SELL TROJAN BATTERIES 6-V T605 only $ 539 8-V T875 only $ 639 FREE pickup within 5 miles 12-V T1275 only $ 639 Best Selection In The Area! 6-V 6 PACK$ 479 8-V 6 PACK$ 529 2010 Remanufactured New Factory Body All lights & turn signals New 8 volt batteries New DOT tires Fold down wind shield Rear view mirrors Automatic charger only $ 4,995 000DR7U 000DNNB W i s d o Family Medicine Wisdo is Welcoming NEW PATIENTS! (352) 622-9007 Call Today For Appointment Providing Comprehensive Healthcare For The Entire Family Monday Friday 8 A M 5 P M Christine A. Kogoy P.A.-C 2118 SW 20th PL Suite 102, Ocala 34471 (Off of SW 19th Ave. Rd.) 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Friday, January 18, 2013 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com Attend the worship service of your choice... 10 ~ Friday, January 18, 2013 www.smcitizen.com BY TONY PERKINS There's been a lot of speculation about the smaller crowd expected for this year's inauguration and now we know why. The president seems to be disinviting all the Christians! The purging started with Pastor Louie Giglio, who had been scheduled to offer the benediction until homosexual activists dug up a 20-year-old sermon and were shocked to find the Christian minister preaching a Christian message on sexuality. Giglio vanished from the inauguration program 24 hours later, despite his successful ministry for human trafficking victims. In that instant, America was finally introduced to the real agenda of the radical Left. It was the inauguration of a new era of religious intolerance. By his own admission, Pastor Giglio had intentionally avoided the issue of homosexuality for years and concentrated his ministry on more agreeable topics. That much was clear from his own statement: "Clearly, speaking on this issue has not been in the range of my priorities," Giglio pointed out. Yet even he, who desperately wanted to avoid confrontation, could not. As he learned yesterday, liberals are no longer satisfied by the church's silence on homosexuality. They will accept nothing less than the active embrace and celebration of what the Bible calls sin or use totalitarian tactics to get it. What was once outrage over Christian activism has been replaced by outrage over Christian association. The White House has declared that anyone who holds to the belief spoken or unspoken that sexual immorality is wrong has no place at democracy's table. This should be a wake-up call to every evangelical who thinks they can pacify the Left by making the symptoms of immorality their sole focus and being silent on the cause: sin. As those who seek to emulate Christ, our approach must be holistic. We should help the hurting regardless of the cause, but we must also have the courage to go beyond the symptoms to the source. Engaging the world through social justice or conservationism may help us find common ground but it will not mollify faith's detractors. Nothing less than one hundred percent capitulation will. As Albert Mohler wrote in a compelling column about Pastor Giglio, Americans have entered "the Moral McCarthyism" era of our time. Instead of asking if people are members of the Communist Party, the question will be: "Are you now or have you ever been one who believes that homosexuality (or bisexuality, transsexualism and so on) is anything less than morally acceptable?" According to a new survey by the Public Religion Research Institute, 52 percent of Americans would still answer yes. If the mere act of subscribing to a moral view of sexuality is a disqualifying factor, then Roman Catholics, Muslims, Mormons and Orthodox Jews would be disinvited too! After all, Pastor Giglio was not imposing his view on society. When he did talk about homosexuality, he did so to fellow Christians in the confines of his house of worship. If that kind of dissension is not tolerated believing in the Bible in your own church then there is no freedom left. And we have become, as Dr. Russell Moore suggests, members of a State Church, where "if you want to avoid being thrown off the program, you had better learn to 'evolve' fast." "This is precisely what biblical Christians cannot do," Mohler writes. "While seeking to be gentle in spirit and ruthlessly Gospel-centered in speaking of any sin, we cannot cease to speak of sin as sin. To do so is not only to deny the authority of Scripture, not only to reject the moral consensus of the saints, but it undermines the Gospel itself. The Gospel makes no sense, and is robbed of its saving power, if sin is denied as sin." A church without truth is no church at all. It's not enough to love people to Christ if that love is absent the very reason we need Him: human fallenness. There comes a time, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, when silence becomes betrayal. "The day we see the truth and cease to speak is the day we begin to die." Friends, this is that day. Will we hide in fear or stand on truth?Tony Perkins is president of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. COMMENTARY Pastor Giglio and the new moral McCarthyism Ticket InformationTickets are available to anyone, not just residents of OTOW Communities. Ticket costs are $30 per person, $55 for a party of two, and $275 for a table of 10, sold on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please note that tickets are non-refundable. To purchase tickets, contact Lion Wendy via e-mail at wendyp1946ad@aol.com. Checks should be made out to the OTOW Lions Club and mailed to P .O. Box 772733, Ocala, Florida 34477. Sponsors, Advertisers, and Silent Auction DonatorsArea clubs, businesses, and other types or organizations are invited to sponsor this event. Sponsors will not only contribute to the event monetarily, they may also present their products and/or information at tables set up for them outside the meeting room during the OTOW Lions Club Green Expo pre-show. The levels of sponsorship are as follows: Diamond $5,000; Sapphire$2,500; Platinum-$1,000; Gold-$500; and Silver-$250. In addition to being able to set up display tables, the following prizes will be awarded according to sponsorship level: Diamond-Table of 10 and 10 tickets; Sapphire-six tickets; Platinum-4 tickets; Gold and Silver-2 tickets. Sponsors at these levels may enter a model in the contest, and each of these sponsors will have a one-third page ad placed in the event program. Individuals or groups who make a donation of a minimum of $35.00 will be listed in the program guide as Friends of the OTOW Lions Club. For sponsorship and vendor display information, contact PDG Estelle at 352-861-7358 or via e-mail at maggiemagoo@yahoo.com. For those who do not wish to participate as sponsors or contestants but would like to place an advertisement in the program, contact Lion Ron at 352304-8808 or via e-mail at ronn.home@yahoo.com. The cost of the ad is $75. Anyone interested in making donations for the silent auction should call Lion Charmaine at 352-291-2628. Entries Those who wish to participate in this fashion show competition are invited to enter one model per entity. The outfit created must be made of 75 percent recyclable materials, at a cost not to exceed $40. The first 25 entries will be accepted, so if your club, organization, or business is interested in entering a contestant, it is imperative that you submit the entry form a.s.a.p. No entry forms will be accepted after Jan. 31. There is no entry fee. Cash prizes are as follows: First Prize: $1,000, Second Prize, $500, and Third Prize, $300. The prize money will be given to the charity designated by the winning club, organization, or business. For further information, contact Lion Bonnie at 352-4271131 or via e-mail at bonnie.mills1@gmail.com. Participant entry guidelines, deadlines, and prizesOnly one model (age 18 years or older) per entry may be submitted for consideration as a participant in the fashion show. Each outfit entered is to be designed by a non-professional designer of the club, business, or organization entering a model into the competition; the designer may, of course, also serve as the model. The fashion worn must be made from at least 75 percent recycled materials; vintage clothing may not be entered. Recycled accessories are permitted. No sharp edges or other items that could potentially injure the model or other models may be used. Given the educational nature of the event, designs must not be too revealing, and models may be asked to wear secondary clothing underneath their design. Each model may bring with him or her one additional backstage person to help in the preparation of the show. Interested participants must first complete an entry application no later than January 31, 2013. The first 25 entries will be selected to participate in this competition, so it is imperative that those who wish to enter do so immediately. When designs are completed, participants are required to send a digital photo of the designed outfit. The photo must be accompanied by a 4x6 inch index card containing a description of the design, delineating the materials used ,design technique, etc., and one environmental fact of their choice. A maximum of 75 words may be used on the card. Please note that the Master of Ceremonies will use these cards to introduce the models, and the judges will use the description cards to aid them in determining the winners. Because this is a competition, models will be identified only by number. The deadline for submission of photos and descriptions is March 15. Judges will award points to the fashions designed based on the following criteria: visual impact; design concept; construction technique; creativity; and best use of materials. For information/questions on design or modeling, call Lion Joan at 352-3048711 or contact her via e-mail at kenjoang@yahoo.com. FASHIONCONTINUED FROM PAGE 22 Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com Internal Medicine Associates Of Ocala Board Certifications in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics Thomas Mohan ARNP Sharon Marques M.D. K.N. Reddy M.D. Connie L. Hartley ARNP Herma Baker FNP-BC OFFICE LOCATIONS: 4840 S U.S. Hwy. 41, Dunnellon (352) 489-5152 1623 SW 1St Ave., Ocala (352) 732-9844 9401 SW Hwy. 200, Bldg. 500 Ste. 501 & 502, Ocala (352) 854-9991 Ask About Weight Loss Programs!! High Blood Pressure Diabetes Weight Loss Womens Health All Arthritic Problems Heart Disease Lung Problems Complete Physicals Call For An Appt. Today! 352-414-5312 ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS! Free Screenings! 000DRA9 000DR4M 8070 SW 60th Ave. Ocala, FL 34476 352-291-2080 A Legacy of Praise More Than More Than 50 Years o f 50 Years o f Gospel Music Gospel Music Ministry Ministry I N C O N C E R T IN CONCERT J A N 2 7 2 0 1 3 J AN 27, 2013 9 A M & 1 1 A M 9 AM & 11 A M 000DSCD National Cremation Society Considering Cremation? REGISTER TO WIN A FREE CREMATION PLAN Come join the National Cremation Society for a FREE Lunch & Informational Seminar on the benefits of pre-planning your cremation When the time comes wouldnt you prefer your loved ones celebrate your legacy rather than stress about making arrangements? Give them the relieF theyll need during a tough time. Well discuss: Affordable options and savings Veterans benefits Worldwide Away-From-Home Protection And much more... RESERVATION REQUIRED Limited seating available. CALL NOW! 1-352-728-0093 First time attendees only please. *Free cremation does not include Travel Protection Plan. GOLDEN CORRAL 2111 SW College Road Tue. Jan. 22 and Feb. 12 11:00 AM Lunch RED LOBSTER 3393 SW College Road Tue. Jan. 29 11:00 AM Lunch OLIVE GARDEN 3363 SW College Road Tue. Feb. 5 11:00 AM Lunch OASIS RESTAURANT 7651 SR 200 Circle Sq. Plaza Thur. Feb. 7 10:30 AM Lunch Tours Tours Tours Tours Call to make a reservation for a lunch/tour. We would love to share with you what The Bridge Community is all about! We look forward to hearing from you soon. Space is limited, so make your reservations today!!! January Seminar Join us for the following event! VETERANS SEMINAR WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2013 2:30pm Find out about the Aid & Attendance Pension Benefit available to Veterans and their surviving spouses who require assistance with their activities of daily living. You may be eligible to receive a monthly tax-free pension from the Veterans Administration of up to $24,228 per year. Presented by Operation:Veteran Aid. Refreshments will be served. 000DNNE College Road Baptist Church 5010 SW College Road, Ocala, FL (352) 237-5741 Rev. Ronnie Walker, Pastor Rev. Jeff Rountree, Minister of Worship Rev. Rob Loy, Jr., Student Minister Jason Kaminski, Childrens Minister Trina Loy, Preschool Director Holding Forth the Word of Life...JESUS Sunday Worship Services 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00 am 9:30 & 11:00 Sunday School 000D2GN Wednesday 6:30 PM Children/Student Ministries 6:30 PM Mid-Week Bible Study www.collegeroad.org 9330 SW 105th St., Ocala, FL 34481 854-9550 www.ocalawestumc.com 100th Ave. SW 105th St SW 110th St 484 Marion Oaks Library SW 103rd St Pine R un OTOW 80th Ave. 60th Ave. 49th Ave. Oak Run 200 484 A Place for You... Rev. Alan Jefferson No matter what your age is, no matter where You come from, no matter who you are, There is a place for you at Ocala West UMC Children & Youth Ministries 000CG1V Traditional Worship 8:00 & 11:00 A.M. Casual & Contemporary 9:30 A.M. Phone (352) 861-9080 Sunday Services 10:30 a.m. 6:00 p.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Monday Morning Christians JOIN US IN WORSHIP 9045 SW 60th Ave. Ocala, FL 000DANR Bible Studies Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Southwest Christian Church 000CQ8E 7768 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala (352) 237-4633 www.countrysideocala.org Welcome to Countryside Presbyterian Church (USA) Sunday Bible Study 9:00 am Sunday Worship 10:30 am Tuesday Bible Study 2:00 pm Pastor Gary O. Marshall Your Spiritual Home 000DG9D 8070 SW 60th Ave. Ocala, FL 34476 352-291-2080 SERVICES HOURS Sunday 9am, 11am, 6pm 1:30 Spanish Service Tuesday 7pm Spanish Service Wednesday Night 7pm Thursday Bible Study 6:30 to 7:30 Youth 7pm Friday 7pm Spanish Service Nursery available WE WELCOME ALL! Bishop Paul Woosley Wesleyan-Holiness Tradition OCALA WEST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE Teaching the Bible as Gods Word to produce Christ-followers! S undays: Sunday School . . . 9:15 A.M. Morning Worship . . 10:30 A.M. Worship . . . . . . 6:00 P.M. Childrens Bible Quizzing 6:00 P.M. Wednesday Evenings Adult Bible Study . . 6:00 P.M. Pastor Curt Dowling 5884 SW 60th Ave. (Airport Rd.) Ocala, Fl 34477 (352) 861-0755 www.ocalawestnaz.org 000D2HD 9524 S.W. 105th St., Ocala 237-2640 Sunday Sunday School . . 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship . 10:45 a.m. Evening Worship . . . 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study . . . . . 7 p.m. Youth Alive . . . . . 7 p.m. Friendship Baptist Church A Place of New Spiritual Beginnings 000DGAB Pastor Randy & Linda Brown 000COJM 4800 SW 20th St Ocala, FL 34474 352-237-5611 www.bereanbaptist.net Berean Baptist Church Independent Fundamental Dr. Mike Patton Pastor Sunday Bible Study 9:45am Sunday Worship 10:45am & 6:00pm Wednesday Bible Study 7:00pm Assistive Listening System Nursery provided for all services 0 0 0 D C K Q Sunday Bible Study 9:30 a.m. Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Pastor: Matt Hunt Assoc. Pastor Kevin Hunt (Independent) 6158 SW Hwy. 200 Jasmine Plaza Ocala, FL 34476 873-4705 S OUTH M ARION C ITIZEN D IRECTORY A SK FOR M ICHEL N ORTHSEA AT 854-3986 The Reason to Believe... Worship Call to 682184

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Friday, January 18, 2013 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 22 ~ Friday, January 18, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Attend the worship service of your choice... BY JOHN ADAMS At years end, everyones eyes were on what is now known as the fiscal cliff. At the eleventh hour, Congress came to a deal on taxes and unemployment, effectively holding off automatic budget cuts until this March. Now we will likely see a showdown on government spending. With revenue largely off the table for future negotiating, we need to resolve our budget woes by putting the breaks on runaway government spending in a balanced, strategic way. Given that the Pentagon budget makes up more than half of all discretionary spending, smart savings there should be a key part of the solution to the current budget battle. Rather than thinking incrementally, policymakers should rise to the challenge of adjusting our national security strategy by crafting a budget deal that funds programs based on their real contribution to our security. The Pentagon budget has grown exponentially over the past decade with relatively little scrutiny while political battles have primarily focused on revenue and domestic spending. This does a disservice to both our economic and security needs. Despite the winding down of two wars, the Pentagon still has the highest budget in real dollars since World War II. Its time to reexamine Pentagon spending with an eye towards our longterm strategic goals instead of allowing unnecessary or strategically marginal programs to continue to coast on their own momentum. For example, we are currently slated to spend $640 billion over the next decade on a nuclear arsenal far larger than we need and more relevant to the Cold War than the threats we face today. The bloated nuclear budget includes a $6 billion factory to produce new plutonium cores for nuclear bombs and a $10 billion life extension program for the nuclear weapons deployed in Europe. Eliminating unnecessary nuclear programs will save billions of dollars that can then be invested in more effective defense programs. Billions more will be spent on tanks the Army doesnt want and maintaining large numbers of troops in Europe to prevent an invasion from the now defunct Soviet Union. A growing number of policymakers agree that its time for us to reshape the Pentagon budget to address our 21st century needs. Many fiscal conservatives elected in 2010 and re-elected this year agree that the sacred cow of Pentagon spending should be part of our budget solution. And late into the fiscal cliff debate, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta pleaded with Congress to cut expenditures that needlessly divert $74 billion over the next decade into programs, equipment and activities we dont want or need. Reshaping Pentagon spending to bring our national security strategy in line with 21st century needs will make us stronger in the long run. Frankly, we bog the military down when we let wasteful spending go unchecked as we are largely doing, once again. There are those who claim that Pentagon spending should be immune to fiscal discipline, but this fails to consider the full picture of our national security. Americas ability to compete in a global economy is our greatest asset. This requires that we equally invest in job creation and education as well as the traditional elements of defense. A strong economy benefits our troops as well. We can best support our service personnel serving throughout the world by investing in 21st century capabilities, Adjusting Pentagon spending priorities will strengthen security COMMENTARY not Cold-War relics. The budget showdown should be the push that we need for both parties to work to develop a more effective national security strategy today. There is a growing consensus for adjusting our spending priorities to address 21st century challenges and the Pentagon budget should remain on the table in the year ahead. Our national security tomorrow depends on policymakers making smart and strategic budget decisions sooner rather than later. John Adams is a retired Brigadier General with more than thirty years of service and a member of the Consensus for American Security, an advisory group to the nonpartisan American Security Project. Saturday Breakfast is served from 8 to 10 a.m. Donation is $4. The Mens Auxiliary serves shrimp and wing baskets with coleslaw and fries on the first and third Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. A fish fry is held on the second and fourth Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. The Ladies Auxiliary will feature a meatloaf dinner on Feb. 12 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The menu includes meatloaf with gravy, mashed potatoes, corn relish and homemade cupcakes. Tickets are $7 per person and can be purchased in the Canteen. No tickets will be sold at the door. Bingo is open to the public each Monday and Thursday with early bird specials starting at 11:30 a.m. Lunch is available. Members and guests (non-members must be signed in by a VFW Post #4781 Member) Monday Night Bar Bingo is played in the Canteen from 6 to 8. Join us for Karaoke on Friday, Jan. 18 from 6 to 10 p.m. with Rickey Collins and on Saturday, Jan. 19 from 6 to 10 p.m. with Blast from the Past. Canteen lunches are now served on Wednesday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 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.) The VFW Post 4781 is at 9401 S.W. 110th St. (behind Sims Furniture) 352873-4781. Upcoming events at VFW Post 4781 Check out our website www.smcitizen.com BY ELOISE HOLLYFIELD ejh2025@gmail.com Sara Sommer wishes to remind you that the Big Red Bus is coming again to OTOW on Monday, Feb. 4. The Bus will be in the Health and Recreation Parking Lot from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. All donors will receive a free movie ticket from Fandango, and all Alyx donors will receive a Darden Gift Certificate. All types of blood are needed and all are welcome! Softball The league is well into another month, and there are not too many surprises, but the competition is definitely tightening up. Just last month, the lowly Cebert wealth team couldnt muster a win and were at the bottom of the heap. A month later, they have managed to put a good win streak together to get them into a three-way tie for first place. Wonders never cease, but there is still a long way to go before its over. The Dr. Dunn and Overholser Teams continue to keep pace and have maintain their standings. The Tee Pee Tire team, however,has just lost its luster and seems headed down to the bottom of the pack if they dont start putting some wins together. Although the Great Clips team is still in the cellar, they have shown a sign of life in their last few games and may just be starting to meld together. The Wise Way team cant seem to get over the hump, and it continues to fall one game under the .500 mark. Its still a close race within the league, as there is only a four-game spread between the last place team and the first place team. If everyone stays healthy, there may be some changes by this time next month, so its a matter of wait and see. Dr. Dunn-Kenny 10-7 Overholser-Roger 10-7 Cebert Wealth-Bill 10-7 Wiseway-Jimmy 8-9 Tee Pee Tire-Tom 7-10 Great Clips-Paul 6-11On the Road Again: Hoofin It For HospiceThe 13th annual Hoofin It for Hospice will take place Saturday, Feb. 09, starting at the H&R Building (lower level) between 8-9 a.m. This annual event is a fundraiser supporting the Legacy Hospice House. Flyers are located in the Arbor Club and also at the lower level of the H&R building, along with registration forms. Participants are urged to consider getting sponsors to collect donations from family, friends or neighbors, or even clubs and organizations. This is not a foot race, but at two-mile walk, rain or shine, supporting Hospices efforts at the Legacy House. Registration forms, along with any additional information, can be turned in at the Recreation Center prior to or at the event. For further information, please contact Karen Benson at 304-8658. Hospice is a worthy cause, and remember, you are walking for Hospice. Make all checks payable to Hospice of Marion County, Inc.Travel ToppersTravel Toppers will go to St. Petersburg on Feb. 26 to the Dali Museum and to the Mahaffey Theater. The Mahaffey Theater has a traveling exhibit of Titanic Artifacts, which will leave in March. This is entirely different from last years trip to the Titanic Experience in Orlando. The renowned Dali Museum has a new exhibit, The Royal Inheritance, featuring Dalis paintings from the national collection of Spain. The cost is $55 per person for admissions, coach, and the driver tip. Lunch will be on your own at the Gala Cafe, a casual eatery with a Spanish theme. Jo Swing is accepting reservations now at this time and can be reached at 352-237-4564, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. On Saturday, March 2, Travel Toppers heads to Tampa Downs. After a delicious buffet, travelers can bet on their favorite horses from club house seating. The cost for this trip is $46 for admission, meal, and the coach and tips for the driver. Reservations began Jan. 14, so call Pat Hood a.s.a.p. at 352-2378533 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Big Red Bus looking for blood at OTOW on Feb. 4 BY ELOISE HOLLYFIELD ejh2025@gmail.com Are you ready to be trashy part of the first Recycled Trashy Fashion Show presented by the OTOW Lions Club event, that is? Sponsors, models, and guests are destined to experience what may well be the social event of the year in Marion County. The purpose of the recycled fashion show is twofold: to educate and to entertain. The club hopes this event will instill a sense of urgency as to the importance of alternative solutions to the disposal of waste products and, of course, provide both participants and attendees with a memorable evening. Unique to our area, this exciting event will be held on April 12 at the Hilton Hotel in Ocala. The cash bar will open at 5 p.m. Hors doeuvres, unique creations by Chef Randall White created specifically for this event, will be served at 6 p.m., along with the silent auction. No credit cards are accepted for the silent auction, so be certain to bring your checkbooks. The fashion show will begin at 6:30 p.m. James Vincent Wynn is the master of ceremonies for this event and will provide entertainment and also conduct the silent auction. Recycled trashy fashion show set PLEASESEEFASHION PAGE23 000CHQO A Progressive Community of Faith in the Heart of Central Florida Sunday Worship 10:30 am Adult Bible Discussion 12:00 Noon God is still speaking, Jesus didnt reject people. Neither do we. First Congregational United Church of Christ 7171 SW SR 200, Ocala, FL 352-237-3035 uccocala.org Dr. H.W. McSwain, Jr., Pastor 000DOXB 352-861-6182 www.ccomc.org S UNDAY S ERVICES Sunday School . . . . . . . . 9:30 am Worship Service . . . . . . . 10:30 am W EEKLY A CTIVITIES Wednesday Bible Study . . . . 7:00 pm S ENIOR P ASTOR D AVID B ELLOWS 6768 SW 80th Street Ocala, Fl 34476 Located a mile west of SR 200 at 10260 SW 110th Street (turn west across from the entrance to Oak Run) Expository Bible Teaching Traditional Services Sunday Worship at 10:00 AM Wednesday Bible Study 6:30 PM 000DMCH Community Church TIMBER RIDGE Wil Clawson Pastor Teacher Our Redeemer Lutheran Church LC-MS 5200 S.W. State Road 200 1 3 / 4 Miles West of I-75 Worship Service 8:00 & 11:00 AM Bible Class & Sunday School 9:30 AM Pastor Joe Adams 237-2233 Sharing the Joy of Jesus Christ! 000D7EJ CHRISTIAN LIFE ASSEMBLY A Pentecostal Charismatic Church SERVICES Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Sunday Morning Service 10:45 a.m. Sunday Evening Service 6:00 p.m. 000DNZC Everyone is welcome Thomas Markham, Pastor 352-237-6950 9644 SW Hwy. 484, Near State Road 200 FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH (Disciples of Christ) Worship: 10:30 AM Sunday School: 9:15 AM (352) 629-6485 www.firstchristianocala.org 1908 S.E. Ft. 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Friday, January 18, 2013 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com 12 ~ Friday, January 18, 2013 www.smcitizen.com TO ADVERTISE Call 854-3986 ADVERTISING I am not superstitious (knock on wood) but some things happen to me that leave me a little bit suspicious. I am not sure if there is a connection between superstitious and suspicious, but if there were, that would explain a lot in my life. I start every year with high hopes of making certain changes in my life. If I had a quarter for every change I wanted to make in my life but didnt, I would have all the change I need. This past week was one of those weeks. I was minding my own business, which for me is a full-time job without benefits, and no matter what I did; I was either a day late or a dollar short. I had to go across town for a business meeting and as my luck would have it, I hit every red light. I am not sure but it seemed that there were 1,937 traffic lights in route to my destination. I had a gift card that I cannot remember when I got it, but I thought I would get a nice gift for myself. I selected my gift, went to the cash out counter and was informed that my gift card had expired yesterday. I think I have just too many yesterdays in my life. I would like a card once that would expire tomorrow. I have plenty of them. The bookstore that I do my business was having a special on a book that I really wanted. I got to the store, stood in line for well over an hour and, as my luck would have it, the person in front of me got the last one. I believe if there are 100 people playing a $10 million lottery I would be number 101. I come so close so many times, but you know what they say, an inch missed is like a mile missed. When my wife and I started our marital journey, we did not take a vow of poverty. It just has turned out that way. As soon as we have a little cash ahead, my wife begins to wonder what is going to break in the house. And, as luck would have it, she is usually right. All week long, my week went like this. All week long, I could not catch anything and then, as my luck would have it, I caught a cold. I did not set out at the beginning of the week to catch a cold. Whoever threw that cold at me I would like to find out right now. Of course, why I caught it in the first place is to be questioned. I really did not see it coming. Why is it you cannot catch what you want but usually can catch what you do not want? A friend of mine always reminds me along this line that, Thats life. I caught a cold and now I did not know what to do with it. I got up late in the morning, put on my bathrobe and went toward the kitchen wheezing and coughing as I shuffled down the hallway. When I got to the kitchen the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage looked at me with one of those looks and said rather sternly, Dont you dare give that cold to me. I was sick but I was not too sick to know a death threat when it came my way. When it comes right down to it, I am really a generous person. I would give you the shirt off my back if you needed it. However, when I have something like a cold, I cannot give it to anyone. Nobody wants it! Believe me, the cold I have to give I would give freely. You turn around, my wife said very sternly, and march yourself right back into bed. Not only did I catch a cold, but also I am now catching the dickens. I must confess that I am an expert at catching the dickens, I have just never figured out what to do with it when I got it. If I was good at catching luck as I am with catching the dickens I would be the luckiest man in the world. If someone knows a profitable market for dickens please contact me soon. Slowly I turned, step by step, I walked down the hallway, it seemed like of thousand miles, I finally threw myself into bed. Thankfully, the bed caught me. And so, as luck would have it, I have caught the cold, caught the dickens from my wife, and now I plan to catch up on some sleep. I am not sure if you starve a cold and feed a fever or if you feed a cold and starve a fever. So in my confusion, I fed myself. Resting on my bed, I thought of one of my favorite Bible verses. Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28 KJV). Life is full of ups and downs. Just when you think you are up you find yourself on the way down. The important thing in life is to have a safety net. For me, Jesus is my safety net and has never let me down. He will always catch me. Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866-552-2543 or email jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com. Sometimes you catch something you dont want Out to Pastor Dr. James 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., Ocala. For more information call 352-236-6023. Christs Church of Marion CountySaturday, Jan. 19: Mens Prayer Group, 8 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 20: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22: Womens Crafts and Fellowship, 9 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24: Prayer and Praise Group, 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26: Mens Prayer Group, 8 a.m. Free English classesCollege Road Baptist Church, 5010 S.W. College Road, continues teaching ESL (English as Second Language) each Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. Classes are free, as is child care, and youth programs. Assistance with applying for citizenship is also offered. Enroll any Wednesday evening. Call 352-854-6981, or 352-237-5641 for more information. Community CongregationalCommunity Congregational church will be having an Imposition of Ashes service to begin Lent. The service will be at noon on Feb. 13. A new Bible study titled a Serendipity Study is being presented at our church. Come and enjoy our service and refreshments and then the bible study will be presented by Pastor David Wild. The study comes from the Gospel of Mark. Our church service begins at 10 a.m., followed by refreshments in our fellowship hall and then bible study at 11:30 a.m. Our sermon series for January continues to be Vintage Christianity and is based on the Book of James. This sermon series is very interesting and informative. Pastor Dave brings the gospel to life for us. We are very fortunate to have such a leader and would gladly share him with you. Just join us on any Sunday. We are The Little church with a Big heart and would love to see you. We wish you all a happy, healthy and prosperous 2013. For more information or directions, please contact Theresa Grenier at 352307-0584. Peace Lutheran ChurchThe 22nd annual Peace Potato Pancake Supper will take place at Peace Religion PLEASESEERELIGION PAGE13 FAMILY FEATURES O nce the feast is over, many home cooks are left with a plethora of leftovers and a challenge: how to make the most of what remains. While its hard to live up to that original holiday meal, theres a lot more that you can do with leftover ham rather than just reheating. This year, give leftovers new life with a weeks worth of versatile meals that can be enjoyed through out the day. Start with a fully-cooked, naturally hickory smoked Smithfield Spiral Sliced Ham with a pecan praline glaze, and follow these simple steps to turn it into a potato-crusted ham quiche for brunch, a Monte Cristo sand wich for lunch, and a savory soup for dinner. Youll leave friends and family asking for leftovers more often. For more leftover recipes youll love, visit www.smithfield.com and www.facebook.com/ CookingwithSmithfield. Potato-Crusted Ham Quiche Serves: 8 Cook Time: 45 minutes 2 cups of potatoes, raw and shredded 1/4 cup onion, minced 1/2 cup red bell pepper, finely diced 1 tablespoon chives, finely chopped 3 eggs, divided Salt and pepper to taste 3/4 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated 3/4 cup smoked Gouda cheese, grated 1 cup Smithfield Spiral Ham, fully cooked and chopped 1 cup evaporated milk 1/2 teaspoon paprika 1/2 teaspoon salt (optional) 1/4 teaspoon pepper Preheat the oven to 375F. Spray quiche pan with non-stick cooking spray. In medium bowl mix potatoes, onion, pepper, chives, 1 beaten egg and salt and pepper to taste. Press potato mixture evenly into crust shape up the side and on the bottom of the pan and spray again. Bake for 15 minutes or until lightly browned on edges. In a mixing bowl, combine cheeses. Remove crust from oven and layer the following: ham first, and then cheese mixture on top. In a bowl, beat together evaporated milk, remaining eggs, paprika, salt and pepper. Pour mix ture on top of cheese and return to oven. Bake about 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into middle of pie comes out clean. Allow to cool at least five minutes. Serving Suggestions: Serve alongside sliced fresh fruit or a small fresh garden salad. Serves: 4 Cook Time: 10 minutes 3 eggs 1/3 cup milk 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1 teaspoon sugar Pinch nutmeg 1/2 cup whole cranberry sauce 8 slices bread (potato bread, challah, egg bread or any other sweet soft bread) 8 slices Smithfield Spiral Ham 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded 1 cup baby arugula leaves 4 tablespoons butter Confectioners sugar for garnish In shallow casserole dish, whisk eggs together with milk, vanilla, sugar and nutmeg. Spread equal amounts of cran berry sauce on one side of four slices of bread. Top cranberry sauce with two slices of ham, 1/2 cup cheese and 1/4 cup arugula. Top each stacked bread slice with the remaining four slices of bread. Gently press together. In large skillet, melt butter over medium/low heat. Dip each sand wich into milk mixture. Turn and dip the other side. Place in the hot pan and cook until each sandwich is golden brown and the cheese has melted. Remove from pan and drain on paper towels. Dust with confectioners sugar and serve warm. Good Luck Soup Serves: 8 Cook Time: 80 minutes 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 medium yellow onions, chopped 2 cloves garlic 1 tablespoon ham base 5 dashes hot sauce 1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 pound black eyed peas, rinsed and soaked over night 64 ounces vegetable stock (or chicken stock) 1 cup water 2 cups Smithfield Spiral Ham roughly chopped 1/2 pound collards, cut into thin ribbons Pepper to taste In large stock pot add olive oil. Stir in onions, garlic, ham base, hot sauce, thyme and oregano. Saut until onions are translucent. Add drained black eyed peas, vegetable stock, water and chopped ham. Simmer until peas are tender, approximately 40 to 50 minutes. Add collards and simmer an additional 20 to 30 minutes. Pepper to taste. Serve hot. Ham and Cranberry Monte Cristo HolidaySpiralSlicedHamwithPecanPralineGlazeServes: 14 Cook Time: 10 to 12 minutes per pound 1 SmithfieldSpiralSlicedHamwithPecanPralineGlaze Preheat oven to 325F. Remove packaging; reserve liquid. Place ham cut-side down on large sheet of foil in roasting pan, pour reserved liquid over ham and wrap completely with foil. Warm ham in oven for 10 to 12 minutes per pound. Do not overheat. After removing ham from oven, let ham sit for 5 minutes before glazing. Heat glaze packet for 15 seconds in microwave. Glaze is hot, so be careful when opening packet. Holding packet with a towel or oven mitt, cut corner off packet and pour glaze into a bowl. Stir well and spoon over ham. 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with his hands but has great ideas when it comes to the design and implementing of ideas for customizing cars. He speaks of one incident where he was watching a mechanic repair his car and after talking to him for a few minutes the man looked up and said, You dont know what your talking about do you? Diane still works part time as an administrative assistant at Fero Insurance Agency. Art stays busy by caring for the couples pride and joy; a customized Buick Riviera. Both of them had a hand in the designing; color; size; style and development of this beautiful car. With a sense of pride, Art makes sure the car is always ready for the next show. They have shared some great experiences at various venues; Good Guys in Ohio and at Daytona to mention just a few. The only venue they havent been to yet is Dream Cruise in Royal Oak, Michigan, but they have hopes of making it there some day, too. The Desins are a fun-loving couple who are great to talk to. If you want a special treat, ask to see their car. They are Car ismatic. From Your ReporterOn Saturday, my wife and I had the honor and privilege to be invited out to a dinner party hosted by a patron of the arts; education and the Cherrywood Veterans Club. He wishes to remain anonymous and I include this piece for only two reasons; the first, to say Thank you to him and the second, to let everyone know that there are some very good and special people in this world. When we read or hear the news of crime; corruption and evil acts, we tend to forget that there are those who live their lives doing good works; offering friendship and aide to those in need; and making the world a better place. To him, and to all those who fall into this category, Thank you and God bless. Contact me at urperssec@yahoo.com if you have a comment; suggestion or idea for something youd like to see in this column. Id love to hear from you. Friday, January 18, 2013 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 20 ~ Friday, January 18, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Lutheran Church on Feb. 12 from 4 until 7 p.m. Tickets, available at the door, are $5 for adults, $2.50 for children 5 through 12, and there is no charge for children under the age of 5. Tickets will also be available from members, and at the Peace Lutheran booth at the Dunnellon First Saturday event on Feb. 2. This popular event features traditional potato pancakes or buttermilk pancakes, ham, fruit cup, dessert and beverage. Potato Pancakes are the traditional fare for Shrove Tues, or Fat Tuesday. Shrove Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday, is the final day before the commencement of Lent, a Christian season leading up to Easter Sunday. Pancakes are eaten on this day because they contain milk, butter and eggs, foods which were once forbidden during Lent. Everyone is invited to attend this much anticipated supper put on by the members of Peace Lutheran Church, who will be peeling the potatoes, mixing the batter, cooking the pancakes, carving the ham, greeting, serving and cleaning up. Come hungry and leave happy! Bible Study is offered at Peace Lutheran on Sunday at 9 a.m., and on Wednesday at 10 a.m. Sunday Worship Service is held at 10 a.m. All are invited to attend. Peace Lutheran Church, the church on the hill, is at 7201 U.S. Highway 41 South, just north of Highway 40, five miles north of downtown Dunnellon. For more information, call the church office, 352489-5881 or visit PeaceLutheranOnline.com. RELIGION CONTINUED FROM PAGE 12 CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 19 O ne of the most enduring values of Judaism is the concept of tzedakah, giving charity. Actually the word tzedakah means righteousness so that when we help our neighbor in need, we are doing the right thing, an act which as Jews, we are commanded to do. In Judaism, giving charity is an entitlement. A person in need is entitled to be able to live and even the recipients of help are supposed to help those in even direr straights. Since Biblical times, Jews were to give (tithe) 10 percent of their income to charity and today many indeed continue to do so. During the time of the Temple, animal sacrifice was often used as a form of charity because the donor was giving something of value to God in gratefulness, in supplication for a favor or for forgiveness of sin. Giving tzedakah is also one of those obligations that can alleviate a severe judgment decree made by God during the High Holiday season and for this reason many Jews contribute to their favorite charities at that time of the year. There are many ways Jews fulfill the mitzvah (commandment) of tzedakah. In almost every Jewish home is a pushke, a tzedakah box where coins are tossed traditionally before the Sabbath when carrying money is forbidden. I like to keep one in my laundry room so I can toss those extra coins that end up in my washer from my husbands pants! People can make outright donations to synagogues, Jewish organizations like Hadassah, or to Jewish social service groups. While Jews do take care of their own, we also contribute heavily to the communities we live in with donations to Goodwill Industries, food banks, Salvation Army, Red Cross and the like. We also give our time and volunteer for the United Way and other organizations that help in the community. Be doing these acts of tzedakah we are practicing tikun olam, repairing the world and making it a better place to live. There are also specific times when giving charity is advisable. Instead of sending flowers, a charitable contribution in memory of the deceased is performed. And on the yarzheit or anniversary of the death of the loved one, a contribution is made. When one recovers from a serious illness, a contribution in gratefulness to God is made to a worthy cause. For weddings, bat/bat mitzvahs, baby namings and the like, gifts of tzedakah are always acceptable. According to the great sage, Maimonides, there are eight levels of charity. Starting with the lowest level they are: 1. Giving begrudgingly. 2. Giving less that you should but giving it cheerfully. 3. Giving after being asked 4. Giving before being asked. 5. Giving when you do not know the recipient's identity but the recipient knows your identity. 6. Giving when you know the recipient's identity but the recipient doesn't know your identity.. 7. Giving when neither party knows the other's identity. 8. Enabling the recipient to be self-reliant. Basically, the idea here is for the donor to give cheerfully, anonymously with the goal of helping the person to get on his own two feet., Keeping these principles in mind, many Jews have organized their wealth into foundations in order to better serve their communities. One local Lecanto couple, Bob and Carol Spector, for instance, have formed the Bob and Carol Spector Foundation for Animal Welfare and Judaic Studies. This philanthropic couple has combined their two passions, humane treatment of dogs and their rescue from harm and their love of Judaism and pursuit of Jewish knowledge into their foundations purpose. Through their efforts, dog shelters and Jewish groups in the area have benefited from their generosity. Another foundation is the Florence and Lawrence Spungen Foundation which focuses on the northern suburbs of their local communities of Chicago, IL and Santa Barbara, CA. This foundation is concerned with cancer research and Jewish educational causes. A hallmark of this organization is that it provides the grandchildren with the opportunity to give tzedakah to a charity of their choice. This is a wonderful way to promote the Jewish value of tzedakah to ensuing generations. As part of its aim to promote Jewish educational causes, the Foundation is sponsoring a special exhibit on the Holocaust, which will be coming to On Top of the World Cultural Center in Ocala on Feb. 12 from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The exhibit will feature letters, postcards and memorabilia not ordinarily seen in museums due to their rarity. The exhibit is free and open to the public so that all can come and learn about the Holocaust before many of its survivors have faded into history. A not to be missed event and an outstanding example of tzedakah. In these difficult ecomonic times, may we all take note of the Jewish expression of tzedakah and may we all do our part in helping those in need. Tzedakah: Giving righteousness (Second in a series on Jewish values) Judis Journal Judi Siegal D o you know where your Social Security card is located? Hopefully, its in a safe place, tucked away securely with your other important papers. It certainly should not be in your purse or wallet and should not be carried with you every day since it can be more valuable than cash to an identity thief. Do you know your Social Security number? Chances are you have it memorized. If you know your number, you may never need your card again. It is the number, not the card, that is most important. In the event that you lose your Social Security card and really need a replacement, you can find out all the details on how to obtain a replacement card and what specific documents you need to provide at www.socialsecurity.gov/ssnumber. Each situation is unique, but in most cases you simply need to print, complete, and either mail or bring the application to Social Security with the appropriate documentation (originals or certified copies only). If you need to apply for a Social Security card and number for your child, you can do that the same way, and get the specific information at the same website. In almost all cases, though, an application for your infants Social Security card and number is taken in the hospital at the same time that you apply for your babys birth certificate. Why does a baby need a Social Security number? There are a number of reasons, but the main one is so that you can claim your child as a dependent on your tax return. Social Security numbers are also needed for children to apply for certain government and social service benefits. As you prepare for tax season, just around the corner, make sure the kids (and all the dependents) that you list on your annual tax return have Social Security numbers. If you want to claim your child as a dependent on your tax return (and who doesnt?) your child will need a Social Security number. Note that all dependents listed on your federal tax return will need Social Security numbers, including a dependent parent who lives with you and receives support from you. Learn more about Social Security at www.socialsecurity.gov. And learn more about your Social Security card and number at www.socialsecurity.gov/ssnumber, where you can print out an application and find out everything you need for your specific situation.Adon Williams is district manager at the Social Security office in Ocala. Social Security cards and numbers Social Security Adon Williams The Ocala Symphony Orchestra collaborates with Nashvilles biggest Grammy Award-winning country music songwriters to perform an original symphonic pop concert, Music City Hit-Makers, at the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion on Saturday, March 2 at 7 p.m. Music City Hit-Makers pairs Nashvilles most celebrated songwriters with symphony orchestras across the country, like the Boston Pops Orchestra and Nashville Symphony. Audiences learn the stories behind the biggest country music hits by the songwriters who wrote them, including Brett James, Hillary Lindsey and Gordie Sampson. James, who has written five Kenny Chesney smash hits such as When the Sun Goes Down and Mr. Know It All by Kelly Clarkson, has established himself as one of the most prolific and versatile songwriters in Nashville. He is a two-time ASCAP Songwriter of the Year with 13 No. 1 songs and over 300 songs recorded. Lindsey is an Oscar and two-time Golden Globe nominee with songs on albums with RIAA certified records sold. She has co-written five No. 1 songs for Carrie Underwood including, Jesus, Take the Wheel and So Small. Sampson is a SOCAN and Juno Award winning artist with four solo albums. Since co-writing Jesus, Take the Wheel, along with James and Lindsey, Sampson has co-written songs with other Nashville performers including LeAnn Rimes on Long Night, Save Myself and Bon Jovis Any Other Day for that bands 2007 album Lost Highway. Keith Urban recorded his song, You (Or Somebody Like You) on his European release of the album, Days Go By. These influential songwriters for Nashvilles megastars take the stage, with 32 members of the Ocala Symphony Orchestra and an all-Nashville country music band under the superior musical arrangement of Charles Judge and Jason Coleman, to perform a parade of No. 1 songs including, Jesus, Take the Wheel (recorded by Carrie Underwood), Out Last Night (Kenny Chesney), Its American (Rodney Adkins), Blessed (Martina McBride) and many more. Sameed Afghani, Executive Director of the OSO, exclaims, This is truly a special family, concert event. Whether you are a devoted country music fan, or one of our committed patrons, you will be amazed by what these country songwriters and singers can do when performing alongside the Ocala Symphony Orchestra. Bring your friends and family to experience the heart of Nashville here in Ocala! 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Friday, January 18, 2013 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 14 ~ Friday, January 18, 2013 www.smcitizen.com State Street was the main drag and of course in those days, drag racing was kind of a cool thing to be doing. Unfortunately for Art, he was great at racing but not very good at getting away with it so he lost his drivers license. Diane was a year behind Art in high school and you might say the two of them had Car ma. One day Diane was out bugging State Street in her 1956 Chevy convertible and she spotted a custom Chevy sedan with two young men in it. The car looked hot and the boys did too. After a brief conversation, Diane and her girl friend decided to go cruising with the two handsome young men. Diane pushed Art into the back seat with her girl friend and she jumped into the passenger seat next to the driver. It wasnt until later that she found out the car was owned by Art but was being driven by his friend thanks to Art not having a license. Needless to say, she switched partners pretty quickly after she found out. That incident was just a little over 54 years ago. A year later they were married and recently celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary. They have three children, Arthur Junior who lives in Brooklyn New York; Sherry (Vogel) who still lives in Erie; and Terry who lives here in Ocala. They also have eight grandchildren. After the children were older, Diane began working and developing her administrative skills. She has held many positions through out her career including helping Art in two separate businesses. Art has always enjoyed two things in life; customizing cars and speed. He has raced and sponsored racing vehicles including cars; boats; motorcycles and snow mobiles. If it moved, Art wanted to move it faster than anyone else. When their youngest son was 14, Art and Diane opened Stadium Motor Cross track. It was an ideal business for both as they loved the thrill and excitement of this type of racing and Terry fit right in running the concession stand. After a few years, they sold that business and Art returned to marketing while Diane became the office manager for a local jewelry company. When it comes to customizing cars, many of Arts vehicles have been featured on the cover of major national magazines and he has an abundance of trophies. Interestingly enough, he had a 1956 customized Chevy that was seen in one of the magazines. When a photographer for a national magazine called him wanting to take pictures, Art called Diane and urged her to wash it and make it look its best. He also asked her to bring it down to his shop when she was through so the photographer could get pictures. Diane and the kids worked on the car as requested and had it at its shining best. They piled into the classic automobile and promptly drove it toward Arts office. Unfortunately, on the way, she drove it into a cement truck. Thankfully no one was hurt but needless to say, the photo shoot didnt go to well. Amazingly, the two remain in love after all these years. In the years that followed, Art and Diane continued to work and thrive together, mixing their mutual interests in motor sports and customizing cars. At the many meets they attended, when Art would win another trophy, Diane would scan the crowd. If she could find a youngster in a wheel chair or displaying some other sign of challenge; she CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 18 would walk over and present the trophy to that child. There is no shortage of love and compassion in Art or Diane. Nine years ago, after Art had retired from his position with A.C. Spark Plugs and Diane had retired from the jewelry store, they moved to Daytona Beach to be with her mother, who was ill at the time. Before her Mom passed, Diane tells of buying paint for the new house here in Ocala. She picked out the color; bought the paint, brushes and rollers; everything necessary to complete the job. She laughingly states that the unopened paint cans are still in the garage. Art jokingly admits hes not too good Diane and Art Desin PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD PAGE20 www.nutechhearing.com M-F 9:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sat. and Sun. Appointment Needed INVERNESS 352-419-7911 3161-C, E. Gulf to Lake Hwy. 1/2 mile east of Walmart OCALA 352-671-2999 11250 SW 93rd Ct. Rd., Ocala Next to Chilis CRYSTAL RIVER 352-794-6155 1122 N. Suncoast Blvd. (US 19) A block and a half south of Ft. Island Trail To avoid waiting you MUST call ahead for an appointment. YOU NEED TO CALL IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE Has difficulty hearing outdoors, in restaurants or home. Problems following conversation, especially in groups Frequently ask others to repeat themselves Strain to understand certain peoples voices or words Seems like people mumble, you want them to speak up Are told you play the T.V. too loud. 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Friday, January 18, 2013 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 18 ~ Friday, January 18, 2013 www.smcitizen.com CALL TOM OR SUSIE AT 854-3986 To place your food ad in this section! Color RED is free! O n a bright and absolutely lovely sunny day, an intrepid group of Cherrywood gardeners led by residents Gail and Don Messenger went on an expedition Wednesday, Jan. 9. The destination was Sugar Tree Farms northeast of Ocala. Bill, the proprietor, gave an extremely interesting tour and explanation of the organic/hydro-phonic gardening process; alpacas; and how to control chickens. The products of his efforts are impressive and very tasty; particularly the tomatoes and strawberries. Bill showed the group how easy it would be to grow beautiful organic and pesticide free vegetables in your back garden. If you are tired of the bland almost tasteless produce in the local supermarkets and want to try something different, take a ride out to the farm at 435 N.E. 63rd St.; or check out the website at http://www.sugartree-farms.com/. The next meeting will be Wednesday, Feb. 13, 11 a.m. at the Clubhouse. We will have an informal discussion about successes and failures along with plans for the spring. Anyone who has plants/cuttings to share please bring them to the meeting. Contact Judy Durst 352-873-7849 for more information. (Article and photos by Fred OHern)Karaoke Night In spite of a few technical difficulties at the start, the 30 or more people at Karaoke still managed to have a good time enjoying some laughs and the songs. Bill LaVertue and Rich Becotte managed to get the microphones and computer system back in sync and the group was off and running with some great entertainment. Every Karaoke Night is getting better with more people ready to take a chance. We have some really talented individuals who can belt out a tune with the best of them. Not included in that group is yours truly who ventured out on the stage to sing. I can always be relied upon to provide a bad example. Keep watching this column for the next Karaoke Night and plan to attend. Youll have a fun evening with your friends and be pleasantly surprised at the talent we have here at Cherrywood. Veterans ClubOur Cherrywood Veterans Club will hold its first meeting of the year on Thursday, Feb. 7 starting at 2 p.m. in the Clubhouse. This meeting is open to all interested residents. John Deakins of Fisher House will be our guest speaker at the next meeting. John has long been involved with the Fisher House project and with our Cherrywood veterans. He periodically comes to our meetings and updates us on the progress of this worthwhile project. Fisher House is a residential facility for the families of recovering veterans. While the veteran is in the hospital under going treatment and/or rehabilitation; their families have a place on the Gainesville campus of the Veterans Medical Facility to stay and be close to their loved one. The Fisher House offers comfortable living quarters free of charge to those who can help our wounded veterans the best; their families. The Cherrywood Veterans Club is a proud supporter of this effort. Also to be discussed is the upcoming service to honor the widows of our fallen veterans on the 19th of February along with other upcoming events. Reports will be provided by all the officers and immediately following the meeting, there will be a social hour on the patio with free refreshments. Learn what your Veterans Club is doing for our service personnel; come to the meeting; take part and support our troops; our veterans and their families. Spring Sweetheart Craft ShowIts time again for our Sweetheart Craft show featuring all the things you need to be ready for the spring season. This is an exciting event featuring jewelry; note cards; hand woven baskets; handmade purses; wood crafts and lots Cherrywood Garden Club takes a local tour Cherrywood John Everlove Members of the Cherrywood Garden Club on tour. Karaoke singer Rich. PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD PAGE18 more. This is a must see happening here at Cherrywood. Saturday, Feb. 9, the fun begins at 9 a.m. and goes until 2 p.m. Not only will you enjoy the products of our artisans and vendors, but youll be able to take part in craft raffles; buy some sweets from our Songbirds bake sale and have a delicious lunch for a small fee; provided by our activities committee. If youre a vendor or if you need directions to the Clubhouse (this is a community wide event and all are welcome) please call Geri at 352-237-1675 for more information. Mark your calendar and dont miss this fantastic spring event. Valentines Day danceIts almost Valentines Day when we take the time to show and tell the special people in our lives how much they are loved. Well, Cherrywood has a special way of celebrating this day with a Valentines Day dance. On Saturday, Feb. 16 from 7 until 10 p.m., Rich Becotte will fill the decorated Clubhouse with romantic dance music while the Activities Committee provides finger foods and lemonade or iced tea. Of course you can bring beverages of your own if you wish. The cost is only $3 per person so get your tickets soon as this is usually a sellout event. What better way to tell that special person or those special people how much they mean to you than be bringing them to the Valentines Day Dance? Sports partyCheck the clubhouse bulletin board for details concerning the special Sports Party on Sunday, Feb. 3. Fred OHern and Geri both have details concerning this event. Elvis and GeorgeTickets for the Elvis and George Hamilton Show are sold out. Thank you to all those who made this event possible. Biloxi callingExperience the thrill of Biloxi for four days and three nights starting of Feb. 17. Youll ride a deluxe motor coach with professional driver to the IP Casino Resort and Spa; stay in a luxurious room and get $25 in free slot play and $24 in food coupons. As if that wasnt exciting enough, youll have the chance to visit the Hard Rock Casino and the Palace Casino as well and receive $15 in free slot play at each of those venues as well. If you want to be part of this trip all you have to do is call Natalie at 352-8544561 at get all the details. She will be more than happy to book your reservation and provide you with all the information. More Cherrywood travelsFeeling a little itch in your feet and want to try something new? Here are some great opportunities for you coming up in the near future. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 25 and 26, theres a two-day bus trip to Brunswick and St. Simons Island, Georgia. Youll enjoy a five-hour luncheon cruise on the Emerald Princess II gambling ship; hotel for one night; free time to shop at St Simons Island taxes and tips included. Not in the mood for a two day trip? Try the Winter Park Playhouse on Jan. 31 for the show, My Way A Tribute to Frank Sinatra. This trip also features lunch at the Cheesecake Factory. Lastly, on Thursday, Feb. 7, catch Mystery Day Trip. This fun time includes lunch; bus; tax and tips and well, it is a Mystery Trip. Contact our own Nancy Archer for all the details and reservations at 352-8611432. Camera Club The next meeting of the Camera Club is Friday February 1st at 10 a.m. in the clubhouse when the winner of our January Christmas Photo Contest winner, Elizabeth Price will get her prize. Come out and see her detailed and colorful photo as we discuss the future of the club; guest speakers; topics and more. If you have any interest at all in cameras or photography, you wont want to miss this meeting. Spotlight on Excellence Each week we bring you a story about some of our residents here at Cherrywood that either have an interesting past; a promising future or have made a contribution to the quality of life here in our community. This week we feature Art and Diane Desin. Art was born in Rochester, New York ,but due to some family difficulties when he was very young, he moved to Erie, Pennsylvania, with his foster family, the Burchas. It was in Erie that he would grow up, go to school and become a man. At Harbor Creek High School, Art was an outstanding athlete. After playing junior varsity in his freshman year, Art lettered the last three years of school in football; baseball and track. Among his many accomplishments in sports was his record in the broad jump event that lasted for more than 30 years. He credits his ability in track and field to helping him on the football field as well where he played halfback. I wasnt very big but I could move quickly, he laughed. Every town, large or small has a place where the teenagers hang out, and Erie was no different. At a place called the Triangle where three streets intersected at a park, the young people of town would go, as they called it, Bugging. CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 15 PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD PAGE19 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. 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Friday, January 18, 2013 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 16 ~ Friday, January 18, 2013 www.smcitizen.com GOLD SILVER PLATINUM WE PAY CASH FOR GOLD NOW WE PAY CASH FOR GOLD NOWCASH HANDED OUT ON THE SPOT 8k, 10k, 14k, 18k, 22k, 24k, Dental Gold & Platinum We buy large diamonds 1 CT or larger We buy all premium watches and all gold watches 4 DAY BUYING EVENTLargest Jewelry Buying Event on State Rd. 200Fri., Jan. 18 9-5 Sat., Jan. 19 10-3 Sun., Jan. 20 10-3 Mon., Jan. 21 9-5 Between Queen Of Peace & Flowers Bakery 6333SWSTATEROAD200 Stamped Sterling Flatware & Service Sets US & Foreign Silver Coins US & Foreign Gold Coins 854-6622 WE CAN COME TO YOU! Your Unwanted Jewelry Could Be Worth Lots of Money! 000DRVEGOLD SILVER PLATINUM WE PAY CASH FOR GOLD NOW WE PAY CASH FOR GOLD NOWCASH HANDED OUT ON THE SPOT 8k, 10k, 14k, 18k, 22k, 24k, Dental Gold & Platinum We buy large diamonds 1 CT or larger We buy all premium watches and all gold watches 4 DAY BUYING EVENTLargest Jewelry Buying Event on State Rd. 200Fri., Jan. 18 9-5 Sat., Jan. 19 10-3 Sun., Jan. 20 10-3 Mon., Jan. 21 9-5 Between Queen Of Peace & Flowers Bakery 6333 SW STATE ROAD 200 Stamped Sterling Flatware & Service Sets US & Foreign Silver Coins US & Foreign Gold Coins 854-6622 WE CAN COME TO YOU! Your Unwanted Jewelry Could Be Worth Lots of Money!

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Friday, January 18, 2013 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 16 ~ Friday, January 18, 2013 www.smcitizen.com GOLD SILVER PLATINUM WE PAY CASH FOR GOLD NOW WE PAY CASH FOR GOLD NOWCASH HANDED OUT ON THE SPOT 8k, 10k, 14k, 18k, 22k, 24k, Dental Gold & Platinum We buy large diamonds 1 CT or larger We buy all premium watches and all gold watches 4 DAY BUYING EVENTLargest Jewelry Buying Event on State Rd. 200Fri., Jan. 18 9-5 Sat., Jan. 19 10-3 Sun., Jan. 20 10-3 Mon., Jan. 21 9-5 Between Queen Of Peace & Flowers Bakery 6333SWSTATEROAD200 Stamped Sterling Flatware & Service Sets US & Foreign Silver Coins US & Foreign Gold Coins 854-6622 WE CAN COME TO YOU! Your Unwanted Jewelry Could Be Worth Lots of Money! 000DRVEGOLD SILVER PLATINUM WE PAY CASH FOR GOLD NOW WE PAY CASH FOR GOLD NOWCASH HANDED OUT ON THE SPOT 8k, 10k, 14k, 18k, 22k, 24k, Dental Gold & Platinum We buy large diamonds 1 CT or larger We buy all premium watches and all gold watches 4 DAY BUYING EVENTLargest Jewelry Buying Event on State Rd. 200Fri., Jan. 18 9-5 Sat., Jan. 19 10-3 Sun., Jan. 20 10-3 Mon., Jan. 21 9-5 Between Queen Of Peace & Flowers Bakery 6333 SW STATE ROAD 200 Stamped Sterling Flatware & Service Sets US & Foreign Silver Coins US & Foreign Gold Coins 854-6622 WE CAN COME TO YOU! Your Unwanted Jewelry Could Be Worth Lots of Money!

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Friday, January 18, 2013 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 18 ~ Friday, January 18, 2013 www.smcitizen.com CALL TOM OR SUSIE AT 854-3986 To place your food ad in this section! Color RED is free! O n a bright and absolutely lovely sunny day, an intrepid group of Cherrywood gardeners led by residents Gail and Don Messenger went on an expedition Wednesday, Jan. 9. The destination was Sugar Tree Farms northeast of Ocala. Bill, the proprietor, gave an extremely interesting tour and explanation of the organic/hydro-phonic gardening process; alpacas; and how to control chickens. The products of his efforts are impressive and very tasty; particularly the tomatoes and strawberries. Bill showed the group how easy it would be to grow beautiful organic and pesticide free vegetables in your back garden. If you are tired of the bland almost tasteless produce in the local supermarkets and want to try something different, take a ride out to the farm at 435 N.E. 63rd St.; or check out the website at http://www.sugartree-farms.com/. The next meeting will be Wednesday, Feb. 13, 11 a.m. at the Clubhouse. We will have an informal discussion about successes and failures along with plans for the spring. Anyone who has plants/cuttings to share please bring them to the meeting. Contact Judy Durst 352-873-7849 for more information. (Article and photos by Fred OHern)Karaoke Night In spite of a few technical difficulties at the start, the 30 or more people at Karaoke still managed to have a good time enjoying some laughs and the songs. Bill LaVertue and Rich Becotte managed to get the microphones and computer system back in sync and the group was off and running with some great entertainment. Every Karaoke Night is getting better with more people ready to take a chance. We have some really talented individuals who can belt out a tune with the best of them. Not included in that group is yours truly who ventured out on the stage to sing. I can always be relied upon to provide a bad example. Keep watching this column for the next Karaoke Night and plan to attend. Youll have a fun evening with your friends and be pleasantly surprised at the talent we have here at Cherrywood. Veterans ClubOur Cherrywood Veterans Club will hold its first meeting of the year on Thursday, Feb. 7 starting at 2 p.m. in the Clubhouse. This meeting is open to all interested residents. John Deakins of Fisher House will be our guest speaker at the next meeting. John has long been involved with the Fisher House project and with our Cherrywood veterans. He periodically comes to our meetings and updates us on the progress of this worthwhile project. Fisher House is a residential facility for the families of recovering veterans. While the veteran is in the hospital under going treatment and/or rehabilitation; their families have a place on the Gainesville campus of the Veterans Medical Facility to stay and be close to their loved one. The Fisher House offers comfortable living quarters free of charge to those who can help our wounded veterans the best; their families. The Cherrywood Veterans Club is a proud supporter of this effort. Also to be discussed is the upcoming service to honor the widows of our fallen veterans on the 19th of February along with other upcoming events. Reports will be provided by all the officers and immediately following the meeting, there will be a social hour on the patio with free refreshments. Learn what your Veterans Club is doing for our service personnel; come to the meeting; take part and support our troops; our veterans and their families. Spring Sweetheart Craft ShowIts time again for our Sweetheart Craft show featuring all the things you need to be ready for the spring season. This is an exciting event featuring jewelry; note cards; hand woven baskets; handmade purses; wood crafts and lots Cherrywood Garden Club takes a local tour Cherrywood John Everlove Members of the Cherrywood Garden Club on tour. Karaoke singer Rich. PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD PAGE18 more. This is a must see happening here at Cherrywood. Saturday, Feb. 9, the fun begins at 9 a.m. and goes until 2 p.m. Not only will you enjoy the products of our artisans and vendors, but youll be able to take part in craft raffles; buy some sweets from our Songbirds bake sale and have a delicious lunch for a small fee; provided by our activities committee. If youre a vendor or if you need directions to the Clubhouse (this is a community wide event and all are welcome) please call Geri at 352-237-1675 for more information. Mark your calendar and dont miss this fantastic spring event. Valentines Day danceIts almost Valentines Day when we take the time to show and tell the special people in our lives how much they are loved. Well, Cherrywood has a special way of celebrating this day with a Valentines Day dance. On Saturday, Feb. 16 from 7 until 10 p.m., Rich Becotte will fill the decorated Clubhouse with romantic dance music while the Activities Committee provides finger foods and lemonade or iced tea. Of course you can bring beverages of your own if you wish. The cost is only $3 per person so get your tickets soon as this is usually a sellout event. What better way to tell that special person or those special people how much they mean to you than be bringing them to the Valentines Day Dance? Sports partyCheck the clubhouse bulletin board for details concerning the special Sports Party on Sunday, Feb. 3. Fred OHern and Geri both have details concerning this event. Elvis and GeorgeTickets for the Elvis and George Hamilton Show are sold out. Thank you to all those who made this event possible. Biloxi callingExperience the thrill of Biloxi for four days and three nights starting of Feb. 17. Youll ride a deluxe motor coach with professional driver to the IP Casino Resort and Spa; stay in a luxurious room and get $25 in free slot play and $24 in food coupons. As if that wasnt exciting enough, youll have the chance to visit the Hard Rock Casino and the Palace Casino as well and receive $15 in free slot play at each of those venues as well. If you want to be part of this trip all you have to do is call Natalie at 352-8544561 at get all the details. She will be more than happy to book your reservation and provide you with all the information. More Cherrywood travelsFeeling a little itch in your feet and want to try something new? Here are some great opportunities for you coming up in the near future. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 25 and 26, theres a two-day bus trip to Brunswick and St. Simons Island, Georgia. Youll enjoy a five-hour luncheon cruise on the Emerald Princess II gambling ship; hotel for one night; free time to shop at St Simons Island taxes and tips included. Not in the mood for a two day trip? Try the Winter Park Playhouse on Jan. 31 for the show, My Way A Tribute to Frank Sinatra. This trip also features lunch at the Cheesecake Factory. Lastly, on Thursday, Feb. 7, catch Mystery Day Trip. This fun time includes lunch; bus; tax and tips and well, it is a Mystery Trip. Contact our own Nancy Archer for all the details and reservations at 352-8611432. Camera Club The next meeting of the Camera Club is Friday February 1st at 10 a.m. in the clubhouse when the winner of our January Christmas Photo Contest winner, Elizabeth Price will get her prize. Come out and see her detailed and colorful photo as we discuss the future of the club; guest speakers; topics and more. If you have any interest at all in cameras or photography, you wont want to miss this meeting. Spotlight on Excellence Each week we bring you a story about some of our residents here at Cherrywood that either have an interesting past; a promising future or have made a contribution to the quality of life here in our community. This week we feature Art and Diane Desin. Art was born in Rochester, New York ,but due to some family difficulties when he was very young, he moved to Erie, Pennsylvania, with his foster family, the Burchas. It was in Erie that he would grow up, go to school and become a man. At Harbor Creek High School, Art was an outstanding athlete. After playing junior varsity in his freshman year, Art lettered the last three years of school in football; baseball and track. Among his many accomplishments in sports was his record in the broad jump event that lasted for more than 30 years. He credits his ability in track and field to helping him on the football field as well where he played halfback. I wasnt very big but I could move quickly, he laughed. Every town, large or small has a place where the teenagers hang out, and Erie was no different. At a place called the Triangle where three streets intersected at a park, the young people of town would go, as they called it, Bugging. CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 15 PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD PAGE19 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. 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Friday, January 18, 2013 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 14 ~ Friday, January 18, 2013 www.smcitizen.com State Street was the main drag and of course in those days, drag racing was kind of a cool thing to be doing. Unfortunately for Art, he was great at racing but not very good at getting away with it so he lost his drivers license. Diane was a year behind Art in high school and you might say the two of them had Car ma. One day Diane was out bugging State Street in her 1956 Chevy convertible and she spotted a custom Chevy sedan with two young men in it. The car looked hot and the boys did too. After a brief conversation, Diane and her girl friend decided to go cruising with the two handsome young men. Diane pushed Art into the back seat with her girl friend and she jumped into the passenger seat next to the driver. It wasnt until later that she found out the car was owned by Art but was being driven by his friend thanks to Art not having a license. Needless to say, she switched partners pretty quickly after she found out. That incident was just a little over 54 years ago. A year later they were married and recently celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary. They have three children, Arthur Junior who lives in Brooklyn New York; Sherry (Vogel) who still lives in Erie; and Terry who lives here in Ocala. They also have eight grandchildren. After the children were older, Diane began working and developing her administrative skills. She has held many positions through out her career including helping Art in two separate businesses. Art has always enjoyed two things in life; customizing cars and speed. He has raced and sponsored racing vehicles including cars; boats; motorcycles and snow mobiles. If it moved, Art wanted to move it faster than anyone else. When their youngest son was 14, Art and Diane opened Stadium Motor Cross track. It was an ideal business for both as they loved the thrill and excitement of this type of racing and Terry fit right in running the concession stand. After a few years, they sold that business and Art returned to marketing while Diane became the office manager for a local jewelry company. When it comes to customizing cars, many of Arts vehicles have been featured on the cover of major national magazines and he has an abundance of trophies. Interestingly enough, he had a 1956 customized Chevy that was seen in one of the magazines. When a photographer for a national magazine called him wanting to take pictures, Art called Diane and urged her to wash it and make it look its best. He also asked her to bring it down to his shop when she was through so the photographer could get pictures. Diane and the kids worked on the car as requested and had it at its shining best. They piled into the classic automobile and promptly drove it toward Arts office. Unfortunately, on the way, she drove it into a cement truck. Thankfully no one was hurt but needless to say, the photo shoot didnt go to well. Amazingly, the two remain in love after all these years. In the years that followed, Art and Diane continued to work and thrive together, mixing their mutual interests in motor sports and customizing cars. At the many meets they attended, when Art would win another trophy, Diane would scan the crowd. If she could find a youngster in a wheel chair or displaying some other sign of challenge; she CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 18 would walk over and present the trophy to that child. There is no shortage of love and compassion in Art or Diane. Nine years ago, after Art had retired from his position with A.C. Spark Plugs and Diane had retired from the jewelry store, they moved to Daytona Beach to be with her mother, who was ill at the time. Before her Mom passed, Diane tells of buying paint for the new house here in Ocala. She picked out the color; bought the paint, brushes and rollers; everything necessary to complete the job. She laughingly states that the unopened paint cans are still in the garage. Art jokingly admits hes not too good Diane and Art Desin PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD PAGE20 www.nutechhearing.com M-F 9:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sat. and Sun. Appointment Needed INVERNESS 352-419-7911 3161-C, E. Gulf to Lake Hwy. 1/2 mile east of Walmart OCALA 352-671-2999 11250 SW 93rd Ct. Rd., Ocala Next to Chilis CRYSTAL RIVER 352-794-6155 1122 N. Suncoast Blvd. (US 19) A block and a half south of Ft. Island Trail To avoid waiting you MUST call ahead for an appointment. YOU NEED TO CALL IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE Has difficulty hearing outdoors, in restaurants or home. Problems following conversation, especially in groups Frequently ask others to repeat themselves Strain to understand certain peoples voices or words Seems like people mumble, you want them to speak up Are told you play the T.V. too loud. 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with his hands but has great ideas when it comes to the design and implementing of ideas for customizing cars. He speaks of one incident where he was watching a mechanic repair his car and after talking to him for a few minutes the man looked up and said, You dont know what your talking about do you? Diane still works part time as an administrative assistant at Fero Insurance Agency. Art stays busy by caring for the couples pride and joy; a customized Buick Riviera. Both of them had a hand in the designing; color; size; style and development of this beautiful car. With a sense of pride, Art makes sure the car is always ready for the next show. They have shared some great experiences at various venues; Good Guys in Ohio and at Daytona to mention just a few. The only venue they havent been to yet is Dream Cruise in Royal Oak, Michigan, but they have hopes of making it there some day, too. The Desins are a fun-loving couple who are great to talk to. If you want a special treat, ask to see their car. They are Car ismatic. From Your ReporterOn Saturday, my wife and I had the honor and privilege to be invited out to a dinner party hosted by a patron of the arts; education and the Cherrywood Veterans Club. He wishes to remain anonymous and I include this piece for only two reasons; the first, to say Thank you to him and the second, to let everyone know that there are some very good and special people in this world. When we read or hear the news of crime; corruption and evil acts, we tend to forget that there are those who live their lives doing good works; offering friendship and aide to those in need; and making the world a better place. To him, and to all those who fall into this category, Thank you and God bless. Contact me at urperssec@yahoo.com if you have a comment; suggestion or idea for something youd like to see in this column. Id love to hear from you. Friday, January 18, 2013 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 20 ~ Friday, January 18, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Lutheran Church on Feb. 12 from 4 until 7 p.m. Tickets, available at the door, are $5 for adults, $2.50 for children 5 through 12, and there is no charge for children under the age of 5. Tickets will also be available from members, and at the Peace Lutheran booth at the Dunnellon First Saturday event on Feb. 2. This popular event features traditional potato pancakes or buttermilk pancakes, ham, fruit cup, dessert and beverage. Potato Pancakes are the traditional fare for Shrove Tues, or Fat Tuesday. Shrove Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday, is the final day before the commencement of Lent, a Christian season leading up to Easter Sunday. Pancakes are eaten on this day because they contain milk, butter and eggs, foods which were once forbidden during Lent. Everyone is invited to attend this much anticipated supper put on by the members of Peace Lutheran Church, who will be peeling the potatoes, mixing the batter, cooking the pancakes, carving the ham, greeting, serving and cleaning up. Come hungry and leave happy! Bible Study is offered at Peace Lutheran on Sunday at 9 a.m., and on Wednesday at 10 a.m. Sunday Worship Service is held at 10 a.m. All are invited to attend. Peace Lutheran Church, the church on the hill, is at 7201 U.S. Highway 41 South, just north of Highway 40, five miles north of downtown Dunnellon. For more information, call the church office, 352489-5881 or visit PeaceLutheranOnline.com. RELIGION CONTINUED FROM PAGE 12 CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 19 O ne of the most enduring values of Judaism is the concept of tzedakah, giving charity. Actually the word tzedakah means righteousness so that when we help our neighbor in need, we are doing the right thing, an act which as Jews, we are commanded to do. In Judaism, giving charity is an entitlement. A person in need is entitled to be able to live and even the recipients of help are supposed to help those in even direr straights. Since Biblical times, Jews were to give (tithe) 10 percent of their income to charity and today many indeed continue to do so. During the time of the Temple, animal sacrifice was often used as a form of charity because the donor was giving something of value to God in gratefulness, in supplication for a favor or for forgiveness of sin. Giving tzedakah is also one of those obligations that can alleviate a severe judgment decree made by God during the High Holiday season and for this reason many Jews contribute to their favorite charities at that time of the year. There are many ways Jews fulfill the mitzvah (commandment) of tzedakah. In almost every Jewish home is a pushke, a tzedakah box where coins are tossed traditionally before the Sabbath when carrying money is forbidden. I like to keep one in my laundry room so I can toss those extra coins that end up in my washer from my husbands pants! People can make outright donations to synagogues, Jewish organizations like Hadassah, or to Jewish social service groups. While Jews do take care of their own, we also contribute heavily to the communities we live in with donations to Goodwill Industries, food banks, Salvation Army, Red Cross and the like. We also give our time and volunteer for the United Way and other organizations that help in the community. Be doing these acts of tzedakah we are practicing tikun olam, repairing the world and making it a better place to live. There are also specific times when giving charity is advisable. Instead of sending flowers, a charitable contribution in memory of the deceased is performed. And on the yarzheit or anniversary of the death of the loved one, a contribution is made. When one recovers from a serious illness, a contribution in gratefulness to God is made to a worthy cause. For weddings, bat/bat mitzvahs, baby namings and the like, gifts of tzedakah are always acceptable. According to the great sage, Maimonides, there are eight levels of charity. Starting with the lowest level they are: 1. Giving begrudgingly. 2. Giving less that you should but giving it cheerfully. 3. Giving after being asked 4. Giving before being asked. 5. Giving when you do not know the recipient's identity but the recipient knows your identity. 6. Giving when you know the recipient's identity but the recipient doesn't know your identity.. 7. Giving when neither party knows the other's identity. 8. Enabling the recipient to be self-reliant. Basically, the idea here is for the donor to give cheerfully, anonymously with the goal of helping the person to get on his own two feet., Keeping these principles in mind, many Jews have organized their wealth into foundations in order to better serve their communities. One local Lecanto couple, Bob and Carol Spector, for instance, have formed the Bob and Carol Spector Foundation for Animal Welfare and Judaic Studies. This philanthropic couple has combined their two passions, humane treatment of dogs and their rescue from harm and their love of Judaism and pursuit of Jewish knowledge into their foundations purpose. Through their efforts, dog shelters and Jewish groups in the area have benefited from their generosity. Another foundation is the Florence and Lawrence Spungen Foundation which focuses on the northern suburbs of their local communities of Chicago, IL and Santa Barbara, CA. This foundation is concerned with cancer research and Jewish educational causes. A hallmark of this organization is that it provides the grandchildren with the opportunity to give tzedakah to a charity of their choice. This is a wonderful way to promote the Jewish value of tzedakah to ensuing generations. As part of its aim to promote Jewish educational causes, the Foundation is sponsoring a special exhibit on the Holocaust, which will be coming to On Top of the World Cultural Center in Ocala on Feb. 12 from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The exhibit will feature letters, postcards and memorabilia not ordinarily seen in museums due to their rarity. The exhibit is free and open to the public so that all can come and learn about the Holocaust before many of its survivors have faded into history. A not to be missed event and an outstanding example of tzedakah. In these difficult ecomonic times, may we all take note of the Jewish expression of tzedakah and may we all do our part in helping those in need. Tzedakah: Giving righteousness (Second in a series on Jewish values) Judis Journal Judi Siegal D o you know where your Social Security card is located? Hopefully, its in a safe place, tucked away securely with your other important papers. It certainly should not be in your purse or wallet and should not be carried with you every day since it can be more valuable than cash to an identity thief. Do you know your Social Security number? Chances are you have it memorized. If you know your number, you may never need your card again. It is the number, not the card, that is most important. In the event that you lose your Social Security card and really need a replacement, you can find out all the details on how to obtain a replacement card and what specific documents you need to provide at www.socialsecurity.gov/ssnumber. Each situation is unique, but in most cases you simply need to print, complete, and either mail or bring the application to Social Security with the appropriate documentation (originals or certified copies only). If you need to apply for a Social Security card and number for your child, you can do that the same way, and get the specific information at the same website. In almost all cases, though, an application for your infants Social Security card and number is taken in the hospital at the same time that you apply for your babys birth certificate. Why does a baby need a Social Security number? There are a number of reasons, but the main one is so that you can claim your child as a dependent on your tax return. Social Security numbers are also needed for children to apply for certain government and social service benefits. As you prepare for tax season, just around the corner, make sure the kids (and all the dependents) that you list on your annual tax return have Social Security numbers. If you want to claim your child as a dependent on your tax return (and who doesnt?) your child will need a Social Security number. Note that all dependents listed on your federal tax return will need Social Security numbers, including a dependent parent who lives with you and receives support from you. Learn more about Social Security at www.socialsecurity.gov. And learn more about your Social Security card and number at www.socialsecurity.gov/ssnumber, where you can print out an application and find out everything you need for your specific situation.Adon Williams is district manager at the Social Security office in Ocala. Social Security cards and numbers Social Security Adon Williams The Ocala Symphony Orchestra collaborates with Nashvilles biggest Grammy Award-winning country music songwriters to perform an original symphonic pop concert, Music City Hit-Makers, at the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion on Saturday, March 2 at 7 p.m. Music City Hit-Makers pairs Nashvilles most celebrated songwriters with symphony orchestras across the country, like the Boston Pops Orchestra and Nashville Symphony. Audiences learn the stories behind the biggest country music hits by the songwriters who wrote them, including Brett James, Hillary Lindsey and Gordie Sampson. James, who has written five Kenny Chesney smash hits such as When the Sun Goes Down and Mr. Know It All by Kelly Clarkson, has established himself as one of the most prolific and versatile songwriters in Nashville. He is a two-time ASCAP Songwriter of the Year with 13 No. 1 songs and over 300 songs recorded. Lindsey is an Oscar and two-time Golden Globe nominee with songs on albums with RIAA certified records sold. She has co-written five No. 1 songs for Carrie Underwood including, Jesus, Take the Wheel and So Small. Sampson is a SOCAN and Juno Award winning artist with four solo albums. Since co-writing Jesus, Take the Wheel, along with James and Lindsey, Sampson has co-written songs with other Nashville performers including LeAnn Rimes on Long Night, Save Myself and Bon Jovis Any Other Day for that bands 2007 album Lost Highway. Keith Urban recorded his song, You (Or Somebody Like You) on his European release of the album, Days Go By. These influential songwriters for Nashvilles megastars take the stage, with 32 members of the Ocala Symphony Orchestra and an all-Nashville country music band under the superior musical arrangement of Charles Judge and Jason Coleman, to perform a parade of No. 1 songs including, Jesus, Take the Wheel (recorded by Carrie Underwood), Out Last Night (Kenny Chesney), Its American (Rodney Adkins), Blessed (Martina McBride) and many more. Sameed Afghani, Executive Director of the OSO, exclaims, This is truly a special family, concert event. Whether you are a devoted country music fan, or one of our committed patrons, you will be amazed by what these country songwriters and singers can do when performing alongside the Ocala Symphony Orchestra. Bring your friends and family to experience the heart of Nashville here in Ocala! 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Friday, January 18, 2013 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com 12 ~ Friday, January 18, 2013 www.smcitizen.com TO ADVERTISE Call 854-3986 ADVERTISING I am not superstitious (knock on wood) but some things happen to me that leave me a little bit suspicious. I am not sure if there is a connection between superstitious and suspicious, but if there were, that would explain a lot in my life. I start every year with high hopes of making certain changes in my life. If I had a quarter for every change I wanted to make in my life but didnt, I would have all the change I need. This past week was one of those weeks. I was minding my own business, which for me is a full-time job without benefits, and no matter what I did; I was either a day late or a dollar short. I had to go across town for a business meeting and as my luck would have it, I hit every red light. I am not sure but it seemed that there were 1,937 traffic lights in route to my destination. I had a gift card that I cannot remember when I got it, but I thought I would get a nice gift for myself. I selected my gift, went to the cash out counter and was informed that my gift card had expired yesterday. I think I have just too many yesterdays in my life. I would like a card once that would expire tomorrow. I have plenty of them. The bookstore that I do my business was having a special on a book that I really wanted. I got to the store, stood in line for well over an hour and, as my luck would have it, the person in front of me got the last one. I believe if there are 100 people playing a $10 million lottery I would be number 101. I come so close so many times, but you know what they say, an inch missed is like a mile missed. When my wife and I started our marital journey, we did not take a vow of poverty. It just has turned out that way. As soon as we have a little cash ahead, my wife begins to wonder what is going to break in the house. And, as luck would have it, she is usually right. All week long, my week went like this. All week long, I could not catch anything and then, as my luck would have it, I caught a cold. I did not set out at the beginning of the week to catch a cold. Whoever threw that cold at me I would like to find out right now. Of course, why I caught it in the first place is to be questioned. I really did not see it coming. Why is it you cannot catch what you want but usually can catch what you do not want? A friend of mine always reminds me along this line that, Thats life. I caught a cold and now I did not know what to do with it. I got up late in the morning, put on my bathrobe and went toward the kitchen wheezing and coughing as I shuffled down the hallway. When I got to the kitchen the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage looked at me with one of those looks and said rather sternly, Dont you dare give that cold to me. I was sick but I was not too sick to know a death threat when it came my way. When it comes right down to it, I am really a generous person. I would give you the shirt off my back if you needed it. However, when I have something like a cold, I cannot give it to anyone. Nobody wants it! Believe me, the cold I have to give I would give freely. You turn around, my wife said very sternly, and march yourself right back into bed. Not only did I catch a cold, but also I am now catching the dickens. I must confess that I am an expert at catching the dickens, I have just never figured out what to do with it when I got it. If I was good at catching luck as I am with catching the dickens I would be the luckiest man in the world. If someone knows a profitable market for dickens please contact me soon. Slowly I turned, step by step, I walked down the hallway, it seemed like of thousand miles, I finally threw myself into bed. Thankfully, the bed caught me. And so, as luck would have it, I have caught the cold, caught the dickens from my wife, and now I plan to catch up on some sleep. I am not sure if you starve a cold and feed a fever or if you feed a cold and starve a fever. So in my confusion, I fed myself. Resting on my bed, I thought of one of my favorite Bible verses. Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28 KJV). Life is full of ups and downs. Just when you think you are up you find yourself on the way down. The important thing in life is to have a safety net. For me, Jesus is my safety net and has never let me down. He will always catch me. Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866-552-2543 or email jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com. Sometimes you catch something you dont want Out to Pastor Dr. James 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., Ocala. For more information call 352-236-6023. Christs Church of Marion CountySaturday, Jan. 19: Mens Prayer Group, 8 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 20: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22: Womens Crafts and Fellowship, 9 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24: Prayer and Praise Group, 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26: Mens Prayer Group, 8 a.m. Free English classesCollege Road Baptist Church, 5010 S.W. College Road, continues teaching ESL (English as Second Language) each Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. Classes are free, as is child care, and youth programs. Assistance with applying for citizenship is also offered. Enroll any Wednesday evening. Call 352-854-6981, or 352-237-5641 for more information. Community CongregationalCommunity Congregational church will be having an Imposition of Ashes service to begin Lent. The service will be at noon on Feb. 13. A new Bible study titled a Serendipity Study is being presented at our church. Come and enjoy our service and refreshments and then the bible study will be presented by Pastor David Wild. The study comes from the Gospel of Mark. Our church service begins at 10 a.m., followed by refreshments in our fellowship hall and then bible study at 11:30 a.m. Our sermon series for January continues to be Vintage Christianity and is based on the Book of James. This sermon series is very interesting and informative. Pastor Dave brings the gospel to life for us. We are very fortunate to have such a leader and would gladly share him with you. Just join us on any Sunday. We are The Little church with a Big heart and would love to see you. We wish you all a happy, healthy and prosperous 2013. For more information or directions, please contact Theresa Grenier at 352307-0584. Peace Lutheran ChurchThe 22nd annual Peace Potato Pancake Supper will take place at Peace Religion PLEASESEERELIGION PAGE13 FAMILY FEATURES O nce the feast is over, many home cooks are left with a plethora of leftovers and a challenge: how to make the most of what remains. While its hard to live up to that original holiday meal, theres a lot more that you can do with leftover ham rather than just reheating. This year, give leftovers new life with a weeks worth of versatile meals that can be enjoyed through out the day. Start with a fully-cooked, naturally hickory smoked Smithfield Spiral Sliced Ham with a pecan praline glaze, and follow these simple steps to turn it into a potato-crusted ham quiche for brunch, a Monte Cristo sand wich for lunch, and a savory soup for dinner. Youll leave friends and family asking for leftovers more often. For more leftover recipes youll love, visit www.smithfield.com and www.facebook.com/ CookingwithSmithfield. Potato-Crusted Ham Quiche Serves: 8 Cook Time: 45 minutes 2 cups of potatoes, raw and shredded 1/4 cup onion, minced 1/2 cup red bell pepper, finely diced 1 tablespoon chives, finely chopped 3 eggs, divided Salt and pepper to taste 3/4 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated 3/4 cup smoked Gouda cheese, grated 1 cup Smithfield Spiral Ham, fully cooked and chopped 1 cup evaporated milk 1/2 teaspoon paprika 1/2 teaspoon salt (optional) 1/4 teaspoon pepper Preheat the oven to 375F. Spray quiche pan with non-stick cooking spray. In medium bowl mix potatoes, onion, pepper, chives, 1 beaten egg and salt and pepper to taste. Press potato mixture evenly into crust shape up the side and on the bottom of the pan and spray again. Bake for 15 minutes or until lightly browned on edges. In a mixing bowl, combine cheeses. Remove crust from oven and layer the following: ham first, and then cheese mixture on top. In a bowl, beat together evaporated milk, remaining eggs, paprika, salt and pepper. Pour mix ture on top of cheese and return to oven. Bake about 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into middle of pie comes out clean. Allow to cool at least five minutes. Serving Suggestions: Serve alongside sliced fresh fruit or a small fresh garden salad. Serves: 4 Cook Time: 10 minutes 3 eggs 1/3 cup milk 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1 teaspoon sugar Pinch nutmeg 1/2 cup whole cranberry sauce 8 slices bread (potato bread, challah, egg bread or any other sweet soft bread) 8 slices Smithfield Spiral Ham 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded 1 cup baby arugula leaves 4 tablespoons butter Confectioners sugar for garnish In shallow casserole dish, whisk eggs together with milk, vanilla, sugar and nutmeg. Spread equal amounts of cran berry sauce on one side of four slices of bread. Top cranberry sauce with two slices of ham, 1/2 cup cheese and 1/4 cup arugula. Top each stacked bread slice with the remaining four slices of bread. Gently press together. In large skillet, melt butter over medium/low heat. Dip each sand wich into milk mixture. Turn and dip the other side. Place in the hot pan and cook until each sandwich is golden brown and the cheese has melted. Remove from pan and drain on paper towels. Dust with confectioners sugar and serve warm. Good Luck Soup Serves: 8 Cook Time: 80 minutes 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 medium yellow onions, chopped 2 cloves garlic 1 tablespoon ham base 5 dashes hot sauce 1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 pound black eyed peas, rinsed and soaked over night 64 ounces vegetable stock (or chicken stock) 1 cup water 2 cups Smithfield Spiral Ham roughly chopped 1/2 pound collards, cut into thin ribbons Pepper to taste In large stock pot add olive oil. Stir in onions, garlic, ham base, hot sauce, thyme and oregano. Saut until onions are translucent. Add drained black eyed peas, vegetable stock, water and chopped ham. Simmer until peas are tender, approximately 40 to 50 minutes. Add collards and simmer an additional 20 to 30 minutes. Pepper to taste. Serve hot. Ham and Cranberry Monte Cristo HolidaySpiralSlicedHamwithPecanPralineGlazeServes: 14 Cook Time: 10 to 12 minutes per pound 1 SmithfieldSpiralSlicedHamwithPecanPralineGlaze Preheat oven to 325F. Remove packaging; reserve liquid. Place ham cut-side down on large sheet of foil in roasting pan, pour reserved liquid over ham and wrap completely with foil. Warm ham in oven for 10 to 12 minutes per pound. Do not overheat. After removing ham from oven, let ham sit for 5 minutes before glazing. Heat glaze packet for 15 seconds in microwave. Glaze is hot, so be careful when opening packet. Holding packet with a towel or oven mitt, cut corner off packet and pour glaze into a bowl. Stir well and spoon over ham. 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Friday, January 18, 2013 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 22 ~ Friday, January 18, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Attend the worship service of your choice... BY JOHN ADAMS At years end, everyones eyes were on what is now known as the fiscal cliff. At the eleventh hour, Congress came to a deal on taxes and unemployment, effectively holding off automatic budget cuts until this March. Now we will likely see a showdown on government spending. With revenue largely off the table for future negotiating, we need to resolve our budget woes by putting the breaks on runaway government spending in a balanced, strategic way. Given that the Pentagon budget makes up more than half of all discretionary spending, smart savings there should be a key part of the solution to the current budget battle. Rather than thinking incrementally, policymakers should rise to the challenge of adjusting our national security strategy by crafting a budget deal that funds programs based on their real contribution to our security. The Pentagon budget has grown exponentially over the past decade with relatively little scrutiny while political battles have primarily focused on revenue and domestic spending. This does a disservice to both our economic and security needs. Despite the winding down of two wars, the Pentagon still has the highest budget in real dollars since World War II. Its time to reexamine Pentagon spending with an eye towards our longterm strategic goals instead of allowing unnecessary or strategically marginal programs to continue to coast on their own momentum. For example, we are currently slated to spend $640 billion over the next decade on a nuclear arsenal far larger than we need and more relevant to the Cold War than the threats we face today. The bloated nuclear budget includes a $6 billion factory to produce new plutonium cores for nuclear bombs and a $10 billion life extension program for the nuclear weapons deployed in Europe. Eliminating unnecessary nuclear programs will save billions of dollars that can then be invested in more effective defense programs. Billions more will be spent on tanks the Army doesnt want and maintaining large numbers of troops in Europe to prevent an invasion from the now defunct Soviet Union. A growing number of policymakers agree that its time for us to reshape the Pentagon budget to address our 21st century needs. Many fiscal conservatives elected in 2010 and re-elected this year agree that the sacred cow of Pentagon spending should be part of our budget solution. And late into the fiscal cliff debate, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta pleaded with Congress to cut expenditures that needlessly divert $74 billion over the next decade into programs, equipment and activities we dont want or need. Reshaping Pentagon spending to bring our national security strategy in line with 21st century needs will make us stronger in the long run. Frankly, we bog the military down when we let wasteful spending go unchecked as we are largely doing, once again. There are those who claim that Pentagon spending should be immune to fiscal discipline, but this fails to consider the full picture of our national security. Americas ability to compete in a global economy is our greatest asset. This requires that we equally invest in job creation and education as well as the traditional elements of defense. A strong economy benefits our troops as well. We can best support our service personnel serving throughout the world by investing in 21st century capabilities, Adjusting Pentagon spending priorities will strengthen security COMMENTARY not Cold-War relics. The budget showdown should be the push that we need for both parties to work to develop a more effective national security strategy today. There is a growing consensus for adjusting our spending priorities to address 21st century challenges and the Pentagon budget should remain on the table in the year ahead. Our national security tomorrow depends on policymakers making smart and strategic budget decisions sooner rather than later. John Adams is a retired Brigadier General with more than thirty years of service and a member of the Consensus for American Security, an advisory group to the nonpartisan American Security Project. Saturday Breakfast is served from 8 to 10 a.m. Donation is $4. The Mens Auxiliary serves shrimp and wing baskets with coleslaw and fries on the first and third Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. A fish fry is held on the second and fourth Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. The Ladies Auxiliary will feature a meatloaf dinner on Feb. 12 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The menu includes meatloaf with gravy, mashed potatoes, corn relish and homemade cupcakes. Tickets are $7 per person and can be purchased in the Canteen. No tickets will be sold at the door. Bingo is open to the public each Monday and Thursday with early bird specials starting at 11:30 a.m. Lunch is available. Members and guests (non-members must be signed in by a VFW Post #4781 Member) Monday Night Bar Bingo is played in the Canteen from 6 to 8. Join us for Karaoke on Friday, Jan. 18 from 6 to 10 p.m. with Rickey Collins and on Saturday, Jan. 19 from 6 to 10 p.m. with Blast from the Past. Canteen lunches are now served on Wednesday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 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.) The VFW Post 4781 is at 9401 S.W. 110th St. (behind Sims Furniture) 352873-4781. Upcoming events at VFW Post 4781 Check out our website www.smcitizen.com BY ELOISE HOLLYFIELD ejh2025@gmail.com Sara Sommer wishes to remind you that the Big Red Bus is coming again to OTOW on Monday, Feb. 4. The Bus will be in the Health and Recreation Parking Lot from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. All donors will receive a free movie ticket from Fandango, and all Alyx donors will receive a Darden Gift Certificate. All types of blood are needed and all are welcome! Softball The league is well into another month, and there are not too many surprises, but the competition is definitely tightening up. Just last month, the lowly Cebert wealth team couldnt muster a win and were at the bottom of the heap. A month later, they have managed to put a good win streak together to get them into a three-way tie for first place. Wonders never cease, but there is still a long way to go before its over. The Dr. Dunn and Overholser Teams continue to keep pace and have maintain their standings. The Tee Pee Tire team, however,has just lost its luster and seems headed down to the bottom of the pack if they dont start putting some wins together. Although the Great Clips team is still in the cellar, they have shown a sign of life in their last few games and may just be starting to meld together. The Wise Way team cant seem to get over the hump, and it continues to fall one game under the .500 mark. Its still a close race within the league, as there is only a four-game spread between the last place team and the first place team. If everyone stays healthy, there may be some changes by this time next month, so its a matter of wait and see. Dr. Dunn-Kenny 10-7 Overholser-Roger 10-7 Cebert Wealth-Bill 10-7 Wiseway-Jimmy 8-9 Tee Pee Tire-Tom 7-10 Great Clips-Paul 6-11On the Road Again: Hoofin It For HospiceThe 13th annual Hoofin It for Hospice will take place Saturday, Feb. 09, starting at the H&R Building (lower level) between 8-9 a.m. This annual event is a fundraiser supporting the Legacy Hospice House. Flyers are located in the Arbor Club and also at the lower level of the H&R building, along with registration forms. Participants are urged to consider getting sponsors to collect donations from family, friends or neighbors, or even clubs and organizations. This is not a foot race, but at two-mile walk, rain or shine, supporting Hospices efforts at the Legacy House. Registration forms, along with any additional information, can be turned in at the Recreation Center prior to or at the event. For further information, please contact Karen Benson at 304-8658. Hospice is a worthy cause, and remember, you are walking for Hospice. Make all checks payable to Hospice of Marion County, Inc.Travel ToppersTravel Toppers will go to St. Petersburg on Feb. 26 to the Dali Museum and to the Mahaffey Theater. The Mahaffey Theater has a traveling exhibit of Titanic Artifacts, which will leave in March. This is entirely different from last years trip to the Titanic Experience in Orlando. The renowned Dali Museum has a new exhibit, The Royal Inheritance, featuring Dalis paintings from the national collection of Spain. The cost is $55 per person for admissions, coach, and the driver tip. Lunch will be on your own at the Gala Cafe, a casual eatery with a Spanish theme. Jo Swing is accepting reservations now at this time and can be reached at 352-237-4564, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. On Saturday, March 2, Travel Toppers heads to Tampa Downs. After a delicious buffet, travelers can bet on their favorite horses from club house seating. The cost for this trip is $46 for admission, meal, and the coach and tips for the driver. Reservations began Jan. 14, so call Pat Hood a.s.a.p. at 352-2378533 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Big Red Bus looking for blood at OTOW on Feb. 4 BY ELOISE HOLLYFIELD ejh2025@gmail.com Are you ready to be trashy part of the first Recycled Trashy Fashion Show presented by the OTOW Lions Club event, that is? Sponsors, models, and guests are destined to experience what may well be the social event of the year in Marion County. The purpose of the recycled fashion show is twofold: to educate and to entertain. The club hopes this event will instill a sense of urgency as to the importance of alternative solutions to the disposal of waste products and, of course, provide both participants and attendees with a memorable evening. Unique to our area, this exciting event will be held on April 12 at the Hilton Hotel in Ocala. The cash bar will open at 5 p.m. Hors doeuvres, unique creations by Chef Randall White created specifically for this event, will be served at 6 p.m., along with the silent auction. No credit cards are accepted for the silent auction, so be certain to bring your checkbooks. The fashion show will begin at 6:30 p.m. James Vincent Wynn is the master of ceremonies for this event and will provide entertainment and also conduct the silent auction. Recycled trashy fashion show set PLEASESEEFASHION PAGE23 000CHQO A Progressive Community of Faith in the Heart of Central Florida Sunday Worship 10:30 am Adult Bible Discussion 12:00 Noon God is still speaking, Jesus didnt reject people. Neither do we. First Congregational United Church of Christ 7171 SW SR 200, Ocala, FL 352-237-3035 uccocala.org Dr. H.W. McSwain, Jr., Pastor 000DOXB 352-861-6182 www.ccomc.org S UNDAY S ERVICES Sunday School . . . . . . . . 9:30 am Worship Service . . . . . . . 10:30 am W EEKLY A CTIVITIES Wednesday Bible Study . . . . 7:00 pm S ENIOR P ASTOR D AVID B ELLOWS 6768 SW 80th Street Ocala, Fl 34476 Located a mile west of SR 200 at 10260 SW 110th Street (turn west across from the entrance to Oak Run) Expository Bible Teaching Traditional Services Sunday Worship at 10:00 AM Wednesday Bible Study 6:30 PM 000DMCH Community Church TIMBER RIDGE Wil Clawson Pastor Teacher Our Redeemer Lutheran Church LC-MS 5200 S.W. State Road 200 1 3 / 4 Miles West of I-75 Worship Service 8:00 & 11:00 AM Bible Class & Sunday School 9:30 AM Pastor Joe Adams 237-2233 Sharing the Joy of Jesus Christ! 000D7EJ CHRISTIAN LIFE ASSEMBLY A Pentecostal Charismatic Church SERVICES Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Sunday Morning Service 10:45 a.m. Sunday Evening Service 6:00 p.m. 000DNZC Everyone is welcome Thomas Markham, Pastor 352-237-6950 9644 SW Hwy. 484, Near State Road 200 FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH (Disciples of Christ) Worship: 10:30 AM Sunday School: 9:15 AM (352) 629-6485 www.firstchristianocala.org 1908 S.E. Ft. King St. (Next to Marion Technical Institute) First Christian Church of Ocala Nursery Provided 0 0 0 D P 7 L Revs. Terry & Mary Beth Harper, Pastors See us on Facebook Evangelical Lutheran Church joyocala@embarqmail.com Edward Holloway, Pastor 7045 SW 83rd Pl., Ocala (352) 854-4509 Nursery Provided 000CPSM S u n d a y W o r s h i p 8 : 1 5 a m & 1 1 : 0 0 a m S u n d a y S c h o o l 9 : 4 5 a m W e d n e s d a y E v e n i n g W o r s h i p 6 : 4 5 p m G e r m a n L a n g u a g e W o r s h i p 1 s t S u n d a y o f e a c h m o n t h 3 : 0 0 p m Maranatha Baptist Church 347-5683 www.maranathabaptistc.org Sunday School . . . . . . . . . . 9:30 A.M. Sunday Services . . . 10:45 A.M. & 6:00 P.M. Sunday AWANA (Aug.-May) . . . . 6:00 P.M. Wednesday Bible Study/Prayer Meeting 6:45 P.M. Pastor Bill Fortune 000D1HQ PREACHING THE TRUTH IN LOVE 525 Marion Oaks Trail, Ocala 75 484 484 Exit 341 SW 49TH AVE. 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Friday, January 18, 2013 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com Attend the worship service of your choice... 10 ~ Friday, January 18, 2013 www.smcitizen.com BY TONY PERKINS There's been a lot of speculation about the smaller crowd expected for this year's inauguration and now we know why. The president seems to be disinviting all the Christians! The purging started with Pastor Louie Giglio, who had been scheduled to offer the benediction until homosexual activists dug up a 20-year-old sermon and were shocked to find the Christian minister preaching a Christian message on sexuality. Giglio vanished from the inauguration program 24 hours later, despite his successful ministry for human trafficking victims. In that instant, America was finally introduced to the real agenda of the radical Left. It was the inauguration of a new era of religious intolerance. By his own admission, Pastor Giglio had intentionally avoided the issue of homosexuality for years and concentrated his ministry on more agreeable topics. That much was clear from his own statement: "Clearly, speaking on this issue has not been in the range of my priorities," Giglio pointed out. Yet even he, who desperately wanted to avoid confrontation, could not. As he learned yesterday, liberals are no longer satisfied by the church's silence on homosexuality. They will accept nothing less than the active embrace and celebration of what the Bible calls sin or use totalitarian tactics to get it. What was once outrage over Christian activism has been replaced by outrage over Christian association. The White House has declared that anyone who holds to the belief spoken or unspoken that sexual immorality is wrong has no place at democracy's table. This should be a wake-up call to every evangelical who thinks they can pacify the Left by making the symptoms of immorality their sole focus and being silent on the cause: sin. As those who seek to emulate Christ, our approach must be holistic. We should help the hurting regardless of the cause, but we must also have the courage to go beyond the symptoms to the source. Engaging the world through social justice or conservationism may help us find common ground but it will not mollify faith's detractors. Nothing less than one hundred percent capitulation will. As Albert Mohler wrote in a compelling column about Pastor Giglio, Americans have entered "the Moral McCarthyism" era of our time. Instead of asking if people are members of the Communist Party, the question will be: "Are you now or have you ever been one who believes that homosexuality (or bisexuality, transsexualism and so on) is anything less than morally acceptable?" According to a new survey by the Public Religion Research Institute, 52 percent of Americans would still answer yes. If the mere act of subscribing to a moral view of sexuality is a disqualifying factor, then Roman Catholics, Muslims, Mormons and Orthodox Jews would be disinvited too! After all, Pastor Giglio was not imposing his view on society. When he did talk about homosexuality, he did so to fellow Christians in the confines of his house of worship. If that kind of dissension is not tolerated believing in the Bible in your own church then there is no freedom left. And we have become, as Dr. Russell Moore suggests, members of a State Church, where "if you want to avoid being thrown off the program, you had better learn to 'evolve' fast." "This is precisely what biblical Christians cannot do," Mohler writes. "While seeking to be gentle in spirit and ruthlessly Gospel-centered in speaking of any sin, we cannot cease to speak of sin as sin. To do so is not only to deny the authority of Scripture, not only to reject the moral consensus of the saints, but it undermines the Gospel itself. The Gospel makes no sense, and is robbed of its saving power, if sin is denied as sin." A church without truth is no church at all. It's not enough to love people to Christ if that love is absent the very reason we need Him: human fallenness. There comes a time, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, when silence becomes betrayal. "The day we see the truth and cease to speak is the day we begin to die." Friends, this is that day. Will we hide in fear or stand on truth?Tony Perkins is president of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. COMMENTARY Pastor Giglio and the new moral McCarthyism Ticket InformationTickets are available to anyone, not just residents of OTOW Communities. Ticket costs are $30 per person, $55 for a party of two, and $275 for a table of 10, sold on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please note that tickets are non-refundable. To purchase tickets, contact Lion Wendy via e-mail at wendyp1946ad@aol.com. Checks should be made out to the OTOW Lions Club and mailed to P .O. Box 772733, Ocala, Florida 34477. Sponsors, Advertisers, and Silent Auction DonatorsArea clubs, businesses, and other types or organizations are invited to sponsor this event. Sponsors will not only contribute to the event monetarily, they may also present their products and/or information at tables set up for them outside the meeting room during the OTOW Lions Club Green Expo pre-show. The levels of sponsorship are as follows: Diamond $5,000; Sapphire$2,500; Platinum-$1,000; Gold-$500; and Silver-$250. In addition to being able to set up display tables, the following prizes will be awarded according to sponsorship level: Diamond-Table of 10 and 10 tickets; Sapphire-six tickets; Platinum-4 tickets; Gold and Silver-2 tickets. Sponsors at these levels may enter a model in the contest, and each of these sponsors will have a one-third page ad placed in the event program. Individuals or groups who make a donation of a minimum of $35.00 will be listed in the program guide as Friends of the OTOW Lions Club. For sponsorship and vendor display information, contact PDG Estelle at 352-861-7358 or via e-mail at maggiemagoo@yahoo.com. For those who do not wish to participate as sponsors or contestants but would like to place an advertisement in the program, contact Lion Ron at 352304-8808 or via e-mail at ronn.home@yahoo.com. The cost of the ad is $75. Anyone interested in making donations for the silent auction should call Lion Charmaine at 352-291-2628. Entries Those who wish to participate in this fashion show competition are invited to enter one model per entity. The outfit created must be made of 75 percent recyclable materials, at a cost not to exceed $40. The first 25 entries will be accepted, so if your club, organization, or business is interested in entering a contestant, it is imperative that you submit the entry form a.s.a.p. No entry forms will be accepted after Jan. 31. There is no entry fee. Cash prizes are as follows: First Prize: $1,000, Second Prize, $500, and Third Prize, $300. The prize money will be given to the charity designated by the winning club, organization, or business. For further information, contact Lion Bonnie at 352-4271131 or via e-mail at bonnie.mills1@gmail.com. Participant entry guidelines, deadlines, and prizesOnly one model (age 18 years or older) per entry may be submitted for consideration as a participant in the fashion show. Each outfit entered is to be designed by a non-professional designer of the club, business, or organization entering a model into the competition; the designer may, of course, also serve as the model. The fashion worn must be made from at least 75 percent recycled materials; vintage clothing may not be entered. Recycled accessories are permitted. No sharp edges or other items that could potentially injure the model or other models may be used. Given the educational nature of the event, designs must not be too revealing, and models may be asked to wear secondary clothing underneath their design. Each model may bring with him or her one additional backstage person to help in the preparation of the show. Interested participants must first complete an entry application no later than January 31, 2013. The first 25 entries will be selected to participate in this competition, so it is imperative that those who wish to enter do so immediately. When designs are completed, participants are required to send a digital photo of the designed outfit. The photo must be accompanied by a 4x6 inch index card containing a description of the design, delineating the materials used ,design technique, etc., and one environmental fact of their choice. A maximum of 75 words may be used on the card. Please note that the Master of Ceremonies will use these cards to introduce the models, and the judges will use the description cards to aid them in determining the winners. Because this is a competition, models will be identified only by number. The deadline for submission of photos and descriptions is March 15. Judges will award points to the fashions designed based on the following criteria: visual impact; design concept; construction technique; creativity; and best use of materials. For information/questions on design or modeling, call Lion Joan at 352-3048711 or contact her via e-mail at kenjoang@yahoo.com. 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We would love to share with you what The Bridge Community is all about! We look forward to hearing from you soon. Space is limited, so make your reservations today!!! January Seminar Join us for the following event! VETERANS SEMINAR WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2013 2:30pm Find out about the Aid & Attendance Pension Benefit available to Veterans and their surviving spouses who require assistance with their activities of daily living. You may be eligible to receive a monthly tax-free pension from the Veterans Administration of up to $24,228 per year. Presented by Operation:Veteran Aid. Refreshments will be served. 000DNNE College Road Baptist Church 5010 SW College Road, Ocala, FL (352) 237-5741 Rev. Ronnie Walker, Pastor Rev. Jeff Rountree, Minister of Worship Rev. Rob Loy, Jr., Student Minister Jason Kaminski, Childrens Minister Trina Loy, Preschool Director Holding Forth the Word of Life...JESUS Sunday Worship Services 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00 am 9:30 & 11:00 Sunday School 000D2GN Wednesday 6:30 PM Children/Student Ministries 6:30 PM Mid-Week Bible Study www.collegeroad.org 9330 SW 105th St., Ocala, FL 34481 854-9550 www.ocalawestumc.com 100th Ave. SW 105th St SW 110th St 484 Marion Oaks Library SW 103rd St Pine R un OTOW 80th Ave. 60th Ave. 49th Ave. Oak Run 200 484 A Place for You... Rev. Alan Jefferson No matter what your age is, no matter where You come from, no matter who you are, There is a place for you at Ocala West UMC Children & Youth Ministries 000CG1V Traditional Worship 8:00 & 11:00 A.M. Casual & Contemporary 9:30 A.M. Phone (352) 861-9080 Sunday Services 10:30 a.m. 6:00 p.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Monday Morning Christians JOIN US IN WORSHIP 9045 SW 60th Ave. Ocala, FL 000DANR Bible Studies Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Southwest Christian Church 000CQ8E 7768 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala (352) 237-4633 www.countrysideocala.org Welcome to Countryside Presbyterian Church (USA) Sunday Bible Study 9:00 am Sunday Worship 10:30 am Tuesday Bible Study 2:00 pm Pastor Gary O. Marshall Your Spiritual Home 000DG9D 8070 SW 60th Ave. Ocala, FL 34476 352-291-2080 SERVICES HOURS Sunday 9am, 11am, 6pm 1:30 Spanish Service Tuesday 7pm Spanish Service Wednesday Night 7pm Thursday Bible Study 6:30 to 7:30 Youth 7pm Friday 7pm Spanish Service Nursery available WE WELCOME ALL! Bishop Paul Woosley Wesleyan-Holiness Tradition OCALA WEST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE Teaching the Bible as Gods Word to produce Christ-followers! S undays: Sunday School . . . 9:15 A.M. Morning Worship . . 10:30 A.M. Worship . . . . . . 6:00 P.M. 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Friday, January 18, 2013 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 24 ~ Friday, January 18, 2013 www.smcitizen.com ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Guess what, Lamb? Youre about to experience a new perspective on a situation you long regarded quite differently. What you learn could open more opportunities later. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) The Bold Bovine is tempted to charge into a new venture. But it might be best to take things one step at a time, so that you know just where you are at any given point. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Its a good time to go on that fun getaway youve been planning. Youll return refreshed, ready and, yes, even eager to tackle the new challenge that awaits you. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) The Moon Child loves to fantasize about magical happenings in the early part of the week. But the sensible Crab gets down to serious business by weeks end. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) What goes around comes around for those lucky Leos and Leonas whose acts of generosity could be repaid with opportunities to expand into new and exciting areas of interest. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Your concern about your job responsibilities is commendable. But you need to take some quiet time to share with someone who has really missed being with you. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Aspects favor getting out and meeting new people. And as a bonus, you might find that some of your newly made friends could offer important business contacts. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) You might take pride in wanting to do everything yourself. But nows a good time to ask family members to help with a demanding personal situation. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Pay more attention to the possibilities in that workplace change. It could show the way to make that long-sought turn on your career path. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Your need to succeed might overwhelm obligations to your loved ones. Ease up on that workload and into some well-deserved time with family and friends. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Love rules for amorous Aquarians who can make good use of their ability to communicate feelings. Dont be surprised if theyre reciprocated in kind. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Fishing for compliments? No doubt, you probably earned them. But its best to let others believe they were the ones who uncovered the treasure you really are. BORN THIS WEEK: Your good works flow from an open, generous heart. Nothing makes you happier than to see others happy as well. area recently had the dubious distinction of the second-highest foreclosure rate among metropolitan areas in the United States. A mortgage company holding local mortgages has a Tampa law firm owning a company hiring lobbyists to influence legislators for the law firm's sole foreclosure financial benefit, while being investigated for fraud and racketeering. One troubled community involved an unlicensed contractor, the president of a bank closed by federal regulators, an attorney disbarred for misappropriation of funds and a licensed manager with a real estate broker license revoked for fraud. Nothing has been done to help the victims. A senator recently remarked: Ask the Attorney General to seat a Special Prosecutor and convene a State Wide Grand Jury for corruption and ask for the Governor's support. Folks who do things like this ought to go to jail. That's the law." Undoubtedly there is unencumbered and ongoing pattern of activities constituting racketeering and still nothing has been done. Lack of enforcement and prosecution perpetuates the fraud. The elected state attorney for 24 years posts that he is committed to advocate for the interest of all victims and hold offenders accountable. The state attorney has not fulfilled his commitment. Again, nothing has been done to help the victims. Clearly, there is no consideration for the victims at any level. With a home purchase come the indisputable rights to peaceful enjoyment and equal protection under the law. Our new sheriff is encouraged to expeditiously assemble a task force for serious investigation and prosecution of developer and community association corruption and racketeering in Marion County. Don Kronen Victim and licensed community association manager The shootings: Fear vs. attitudeI believe the reason for those shootings was fear. I believe all the shootings were caused by fear. For us to solve these shootings we need to find the causes of the fear. If we are taught at an early age that there are people out there that hate you and are out there to hurt you, you will develop fear. If we are taught to do the right thing because it is the right thing to do; then we will eliminate a lot of fear; because people will be too busy fixing things and doing things for the betterment of others. Thats a positive attitude that promotes caring and sharing and positive doings and attitudes alleviate fear and create harmony and harmony creates great things. Should we involve those troubled people in doing great and positive things; we will create a better place to live; we will have more enjoyment of what life is all about. Yes, by helping others, we help ourselves. Amen to that! Phil Moherek Ocala Navy, Air Force snubbed I think it's common knowledge, the Korean War Memorial in Washington, D.C., depicts only soldiers. I noticed recently there is a traveling replica of this memorial and I feel all Navy and Air Force veterans should be offended. It's interesting, that it's felt the Afghan war is our longest war in our history. Wrong. We have never signed a peace treaty with North Korea, so we are still, officially at war with North Korea. Another interesting note is, I was discharged from the Navy on November 27, 1953, after serving on the USS Leyet CV-32 for 21/2 years, during the Korean War. When I got home, I tried to become a member of the American Legion, but was told they wouldn't have me, because I didn't serve during a war, as Korea was considered a "Police Action." What a laugh! Well, so much for the American Legion. I wrote an article to a local newspaLETTERSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 per, which was printed, in May 2012 about the first African-American pilot the Navy ever had. He flew F4U Corsairs with VF32 flying air-strikes against North Korea from the Leyte. On Dec. 4, 1950, Ensign Jesse L. Brown was shot down by ground fire over Hagaru-ri, North Korea and lost his life. Some police action, Huh? In 1973 a destroyer, The USS Jesse L. Brown, DD 1089 was christened and named in his honor, by his wife Daisey. Now, having been a printer aboard ship, I had to print all the memorials of pilots and airmen who lost their live serving on the Leyte. That was no picnic. Then on Oct. 16, 1953, while tied up at the dock in the Boston Navy yard, the port catapult room exploded, followed by a second explosion, and 36 men, 32 sailors and four civilian workers were killed. I guess the Navy, or the Leyte, weren't important during the Korean War, to be included in the Korean Memorial. Maybe the Navy or Air Force weren't important on D-Day either. Bill Ford, Oak RunYohos voteLast week's editorial condemning Ted Yoho's vote against appropriating money for the victims of storm Sandy was spot-on. Yoho and others will make the usual excuses for the vote---he is against the attached pork, it is not the job of the federal government, blah, blah, blah. It is so easy and cowardly to stand for a principle when somebody else's neck is in the noose. As of Jan. 11, 41,000 residents of New Jersey were still displaced. It is worse in New York. The fact remains that our country has a long tradition of sending aid following life-threatening tragedies. We in Florida have received our share of these funds following hurricane devastation. Much of that aid has come from the northeast---and I've never heard their representatives complain. Ted Yoho should hang his head in shame! Bob Knobelman, Ocala No guns allowed There are an estimated 270 million privately owned guns in this country. In the wake of recent attacks with guns, liberal politicians again want to enact stricter gun laws, have registration of gun owners, etc. Some politicians have shortsighted ideas or are deliberately trying to eliminate gun ownership. They are going about this the wrong way. Disarming innocent people does not defend innocent people. There are approximately 312 million people in the U.S. Since an apparent majority is gun owners, it would be simpler and cheaper to keep track of those who dont have guns. We need a law requiring all non-gun households to have a sign on their door stating There are no guns in this house. This would give weapon haters a wonderful opportunity to display to the world that they are caring people who would never injure someone with a firearm regardless of a criminals intent. As an added bonus, perpetrators will know which home is not defended from their evil deeds and know they wont get shot in the process of robbery or rape by going there. This might lower government funded medical and funeral costs for criminals, thus reducing the expense of Obamacare. I am basically opposed to more government programs, but if this law was properly implemented I and other gun owners would happily chip in a few bucks toward its cost and perhaps the NRA could also have a fundraiser for this purpose. 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Friday, January 18, 2013 ~ 25 www.smcitizen.com C ongress demonstrated finesse by hiding a pot of gold for friends and supporters in the 2012 fiscal cliff rescue bill. The objective of the bailout was more spending money for our purportedly taxstarved federal government. The fiscal cliff legislation increases income taxes on the wealthy and continues lower taxes for middle-income taxpayers. The comforting misnomer of the legislation is The American taxpayer relief act, Lobbyists would characterize the no-tax and low-tax exemptions hidden in the bill as insignificant a few billion dollars, more or less. Congress can rationalize hiding such goodies as shielding sensitive taxpayers from unnecessary concern over business as usual. Having secured sought-after additional revenue, the White House made no complaint about allowing multinational companies to continue not paying taxes on income of their overseas subsidiaries. The bill includes extension of a tax-exemption for financing banks and builders of offices and apartments in the Manhattan 9/11 recovery zone. The exemption was intended to aid small businesses. Congress and the White House decided banks and brokers are just as needy as coffee shops and newspaper stands. Off-shore lending by banks and businesses also received an extension of tax exceptions, so they can continue not paying taxes on interest income from lending. Film and television producers are also considered needy. Their expense exemptions were extended, because reduction of their tax obligation is a mere $150 million loss of government revenue. Railroads were found deserving of tax credits for track maintenance. The cost is only $100 million. Isnt track maintenance a routine cost of railroading? To be fair to other forms of transportation, a seven-year recovery period for the costs of building motorsports facilities was also extended. Is NASCAR transportation? Out of concern for mine workers, government will continue tax incentives for safety equipment and safety training. Arent those also ordinary costs of doing business? Other deserving recipients of rainbow support were rum distillers of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, electric scooter and electric vehicle manufacturers, and energy efficient appliance makers. Rounding out the hodgepodge of government kindness are credits for wind energy expenses, development credits for American Samoa, support for coal mining on tribal lands, and extension of milk subsidy programs. Its all there in black and white. From time to time hustlers publish magazines offering secrets for getting easy money from the federal government -legally and without work. Our-hyper sensitive fraud antenna dismisses such hustles. People who discover oil in their back yard arent likely to encourage neighbors to dig holes. Harvesting easy money in Washington requires hiring wellpaid lobbyists who know how to create rainbows which lead to a pot of gold. How does this kind of chicanery happen right under our collective noses? Quite simple: While 90 percent of citizens disapprove of the way Congress operates, ninety-one percent of Congress people get re-elected. Nothing will change until we make more changes. www.smcitizen.com 8 ~ Friday, January 18, 2013 I t was a very emotional evening last Thursday on the Ocala Downtown Square. More than 300 people gathered to remember a little boy who was taken from this life by an act of violence. Six-month-old Jonah Mendoza was killed on Jan. 4 when his mother, Melanie Reyes, shot him in their home in the Fountains development in northwest Ocala. Reyes then shot herself. Initial reports said she was expected to survive, but she was put on life support and then died the following Tuesday morning. The boys father, Jordan Mendoza, did not live in the same house. Friends and relatives put together the service on the square, which started with people just visiting and talking in the area, continued with various folks making short statements, and ended with six minutes of silence, one for each month of his life, as people held candles. The phrase most often heard was directed at Jordan: I cant even begin to understand what youre going through. During one point when a poem was being read, Jordan left the stage in front, walked to the back of the gazebo and just stared out toward the Boulevard. He came back shortly after and, when the ceremony was about to end, gave a little talk, thanking everyone, saying he was thankful that so many people care. He said the incident cut me deep. He added that he loved my son so much, and said Jonah remained somewhere in his heart. Some of the other phrases that people used during their short talks included May the angels protect him in heaven, and were happy we live in a community where the people can come together. The event included a pair of tables filled with two collages of photos of Jonah, and also had another table where people could write messages of condolence. At the urging of parents, even some tiny children took pen in hand to leave a note. There were also jars for donations to help with the funeral, which was to be Saturday at Wyomina Park Baptist Church, with burial in Good Shepherd Cemetery. Reyes name was only mentioned once, by one speaker who said she was also remembered in prayers. Although the giant Christmas tree was not lit and was being taken down, all the other holiday lights were still on, illuminating the square during the ceremony. Included in those decorations were the thin lights that give the appearance of falling from the trees. One speaker called those lights tears from heaven. But artificial tears werent needed. There were plenty of real ones to go around. Jim Clark is the editor of the South Marion Citizen. PUBLISHER : GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Citizen The opinions expressed in South Marion Citizen editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns. Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 854-3986. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via e-mail. Names and communities will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Not all contributions are printed. Letters longer than 550 words may be regarded as columns and printed on a space-available basis, and writers will be limited to one contribution per week. The deadline is one week prior to each Fridays issue. Send letters to: The South Marion Citizen Editor, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@smcitizen.com. T he effort of the Marion County Legislative Delegation to hear from the residents of the area about needs in state government is, on its face, a good idea. People get to present all sorts of items to the seven legislators. However, the process of holding this hearing is seriously flawed and needs work. There are two major problems, as we see it. One is the location, the other is the agenda. The location has recently been the Klein Center at the College of Central Florida. The facility itself is adequate, although there were some problems with the speaker system at last weeks hearing. Getting there is another issue. The hearing is scheduled in the middle of a school day, when parking is at a premium. One of two things happens: Either the people attending have to park a great distance away and walk to the meeting hall, or the people attending get lucky and find a good place to park, thereby displacing some students who are looking for a space to leave their vehicles when they go to class. There are two possible solutions. One is to hold the event when classes are not in full session, say, on a Saturday. Yes, we know, working on Saturday is probably not what our legislators want to do, but it should be for the convenience of the people. The other solution would be to find another site, such as the Cultural Center at On Top of the World. That would have just as much, if not more, room for everyone to park and attend. As to the agenda, we feel its backward. The meeting starts with representatives of local governments and agencies that already receive some state funds telling the legislators how good theyve been in the past and please keep the money coming. Many of them go over the allotted time, in last weeks case four minutes. Last week, it was nearly three hours before the first regular people who were there privately to appear. Their four minutes was strictly enforced, to a point where one said, when told to stop, No, I timed it, its only three minutes, and she kept on going. We feel that the real people should get to go first. Most of the agency reports came from people who are paid to be there they can sit and wait for a while. But other folks, especially those who arent retired, might be taking time off from work to appear. More consideration should be shown to them. Finally, there were no breaks. From time to time most people, including the legislators, had to get up and leave for a minute. A 10-minute nature break in the middle of the afternoon might have been the prudent thing to do. Then everyone could comfortably listen to all the presentations. S UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Legislative hearing needs some work An emotional evening for Jonah Jim Flynn Columnist A rainbow appeared over the fiscal cliff Jim Clark Editor READER OPINIONS INVITED LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Fraud safe havenTo paraphrase Hamlet: "Something is rotten in the county of Marion. It is a safe haven for unlicensed residential contractors and developers with intent to defraud. Favored targets are seniors in communities with developer controlled associations. Most of the associations are properly operated but some exceptions severely impact the senior victims causing financial ruin and foreclosure. Residential contractors need four years of experience, three examinations and state board licensing required by Chapter 489. There are no requirements to become a developer. Purchasing a home with a developer controlled Chapter 617 not-for-profit and Chapter 720 residential community association locks the buyers membership into dictatorship for eternity. For an unlicensed contractor or developer, it is easier and much more profitable to blatantly ignore the laws and replace them with fraud, felony theft, threats, discrimination and racketeering. Statutes are not enforced and homeowners have virtually no voting power or representation. The breach of fiduciary responsibility provides perpetual unjust enrichment to the developer. It has been reported that Florida has a long-standing reputation for being ethically challenged while leading the nation in convictions for public corruption. And the Ocala PLEASESEELETTERS PAGE9 P alm Grove will be the scene of the Mardi Gras dance on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 6:30 to 11 p.m. featuring Eddie Shannon and Co. Ticket sales will be Monday, Jan. 28, from 8 to 10 a.m. in the card room of the Orchid Club and Tuesday, Jan. 29, 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; please, no cash. Do You Remember?Tune in channel 12 for Len Teitlers presentation of the Upper Midwest Clubs Jan. 1, 2013, Polar Bear Party, narrated by Anna Boodee. Also included will be entertainment by magician Brian LaPalme. It will air daily following FYI at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. from Jan. 18 to Jan. 25. Baby Boomers February DanceTicket sales for the Oak Run Baby Boomers dance on Feb. 2 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at the Palm Grove will be at the Orchid Club on Saturday, Jan.19, and Saturday, Jan. 26, from 9 to 11 a.m. Cost is $5 for members and $7 for guests. Make check payable to ORBB. For more information call Brian and Darlene Lamo at 352-857-2024. Karaoke Club The Karaoke Club will be hosting a Sock Hop on Sunday, Jan. 20, from 7 to 9 p.m. Get out your poodle skirts and leather jackets and come on down to the Orchid Club for some singing and dancing and just hanging out. Bring your own beverage of choice and some snacks. Cost is $5 at the door. DJ Rick Rodriques will play the music of your choosing. No membership is required. Any questions please call Dennis or Jae Ann Witzgall at 352-615-8731 or 352-6158794. Renaissance WomenRenaissance Women will meet at Palm Grove on Sunday, Jan. 27, at 2 p.m. to discuss future activities. All women of Oak Run, regardless of marital status, are welcome. We will be lunching at Ivy House, 917 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, at 11:30 a.m Wednesday, Jan. 30. Call Norma at 352-854-1910 for reservations. Southern States Club Southern States Clubs first meeting of 2013 is on Valentines Day, Feb. 14, at 6 p.m. at Palm Grove. The Mojo Grill is catering a buffet of chicken cordon bleu, mashed potatoes, green beans, and salad along with a sampler of their famous Cuban sandwich and blondies for dessert. We are thrilled to introduce you to Suzie Casta, a popular entertainer in The Villages. She will be singing your favorite hits from yesterday and today. Her voice and repertoire are amazing! Ticket sales will be Jan. 28 and Feb. 4 at the Orchid Club from 9 to 11 a.m. Member tickets are $15; guests are $18. Note that dues for 2013 of $6 per person may also be paid on these dates by separate check. Please join us in welcoming Bob Frese and Polly Mentzer who will be cochairing the setup/decoration committee. We appreciate the years of service that Paul and Emily Pike volunteered in this role and thanks to Sandy Vassar who supported the ticket sales team. We are grateful to the remaining board who will be serving another year. Hope you join us for a perfect Valentines Day Dinner Dance. If you have any questions regarding Southern States, contact Bob Canning (352-8548015). Performing Arts CompanyAnother couple in PACORs play The Odd Couple are the Klatts, Diane as Florence Unger and Lenny as Manolo Costazuela. Diane started acting in elementary school and has enjoyed acting and dancing ever since. Shes appeared in plays at Stage West in Spring Hill and many plays here in Oak Run. Her favorite role was Bunny Sutherland in Hallelujah Girls. Lennys first adult role was as Don Quixotes horse in Man of LaMancha (not the hind quarter). He has appeared in many productions in Oak Run and Ocala area theatres including Ocala Civic Theatre. His favorite roles were the Grinch in Seussical the Musical and Curly in Oklahoma. They are unique in our group since they both have full time occupations yet manage to attend all of our rehearsals. Len is a lawyer with offices down State Road 200 a piece. Diane keeps the office running efficiently with the aid of her mother Anna Russo who is also a member of PACOR. So their family is an example (to borrow a phrase) of those who play together stay together. Tickets continue selling at a brisk pace and once again we urge you to get yours early for the best seats. For information on dinner show tickets call Shari Weber at 352-854-0116; for all other performances Linda Noel at 352873-9908. The dinner theatre is on March 21, regular performances on the 22nd through the 24th in the Palm Grove Auditorium. This promises to be one of Neil Simons funniest shows ever !! Tuesday is Bingo NightCome and join your friends and neighbors for a fun night of bingo. Doors open at 3 p.m., cards sales are from 4 to 5:45 p.m., games begin at 6 p.m. A reminder that no one under 18 years of age is allowed in the Orchid Club during games. All residents and overnight guests must wear visible name tags or pool tags The snack bar will be open. Come and join the fun. Bingo is currently in need of volunteers to help. Please contact Dee Spath at 352-237-9364. Oak Run Travel We have only 2 tickets remaining for Trip 9 to the Peabody Auditorium in Daytona on Feb. 12. Hooray For Hollywood features the most famous songs and dance moments of the last 50 years of movie history. Call John and Marion Mowen for more information. Our Trip 16 to Hard Rock in Tampa on March 13 still has a few seats. Call Wayne and Howardean Kruger to assure your spot. A change by the Hard Rock went into effect on Jan. 1; they will give $30 toward play and no food coupon. Tickets are also available for Trip 18, Joseph and the Amazing Dream Coat, at the Show Palace on March 17. In addition to a great buffet youll enjoy this wonderful musical about Joseph and his prophetic dreams which take him to Egypt and many adventures. Ultimately his brothers who sold him into slavery go to Egypt seeking help and find the powerful man they seek help from is Ambassadors Mardi Gras dance will take place on Feb. 9 Oak Run Carol Wheeler PLEASESEEOAK RUN PAGE27 000DQM9 Get the right fit! It is Extremely Important to Have a Professional Mastectomy/Lumpectomy Fitting After Surgery Market Street At Heathbrook 4414 S.W. College Road, Ste 1930 Ocala 352-629-5590 Fax 352-629-5597 Tue-Sat 10AM-7PM Sun 12PM-6PM Mon. by Appt Only www.uniquelingerieocala.com Specializing in Mastectomy Products Professional Bra Fittings (28A-56N) Lingerie Up To 5X 000DQ79 000DQU0 The Only Hershey Ice Cream Store in Ocala Ice Cream & Gifts LLC Suite 116, Jasmine Plaza, Ocala Open Mon.-Sat. 12-8 pm, Sun. 1-6 pm 16 Flavors Available Hand Dipped Sugar Free Yogurt Specialty Waffle Cones Dipped in Chocolate & Sprinkles 000D2H4 John M. 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Friday, January 18, 2013 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 26 ~ Friday, January 18, 2013 www.smcitizen.com TO ADVERTISE Call 854-3986 ADVERTISING This weeks puzzle answers Sunday, Feb. 3 Musicale at First CongregationalA Sunday Afternoon Musicale will take place on Feb. 3 at 3 p.m., at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 7171 S.W. State Road 200. Church members and friends of the church will sing, dance (well, move) and play their way through an afternoon of music and fun. Admission is free, however, an offering will be taken to help support our music program. This years theme is Love Is In The Air. The choir will sing a medley of Cole Porter love songs in honor of Valentines Day, and there will be a variety of solos, duets and instrumentals.German Americans to meet The German American Club of Marion County will hold its annual Fasching Party on Sunday, Feb. 3, from 2 to 6 p.m., at the Marion Oaks Community Center. Tickets are $10 per member and $15 per non-member. For tickets, call Barb Hartmann at 352-751-4207.Gospel choir at Ocala WestThe Bethune-Cookman University Inspirational Gospel Choir will be in concert at Ocala West United Methodist Church on Sunday, Feb. 3 at 3 p.m. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St. For information call 352-854-9550. Thursday, Feb. 7 Collingsworth Singers at Ocala WestThe Collingsworth Family Singers will be in concert at the Ocala West United Methodist Church on Thursday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. Enjoy an evening of family worship, piano, and praise. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St. For more information, call 352-854-9550. Saturday, Feb. 9 Yard sale at CountrysideThe annual yard sale will be held in Founders Hall at Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala on Saturday, Feb. 9 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. White elephant, linen, clothing, jewelry, homemade bake sale, tools, toys, small furniture, holiday decorations, books, videos, CDs and much more. For information, call the church at 352-237-4633. TH OMAS JE FF ER SO N: T he Art o f P ower B y J on Meacham In this fresh look at our third president, Thomas Jefferson, journalist-turned-biographer Jon Meacham evaluates, reevaluates, ponders, tosses out and shores up what has been previously written about this colossal figure. An insider with his finger on the pulse of D.C. Meacham saw 2012 as the right time to highlight Jeffersons skills as a practicing politician, one who could maintain his ideals yet still act pragmatically. Jefferson understood a timeless truth, Meacham writes, that politics is kaleidoscopic, constantly shifting, and the mornings foe may well be the afternoons friend. Early biographers assessed Jefferson rather harshly, calling him a hypocrite, a slave owner who sired children with his slave Sally Hemings. On the issue of slavery Jefferson remained silent. Although he favored emancipation he thought that it could trigger a racial war. Nor did he envision the two races living freely side by side. Rather, he believed exile was the only answer. Others saw hypocrisy in his willingness to relax his scruples once he was president. But Meacham sees this less as hypocrisy than recognition that effective government sometimes demanded action at odds with philosophical belief. In the end the grand sweep of Jeffersons life belies such criticism. At age 26 he sketched the first design for Monticello and later drew up plans for the University of Virginia. At 33 he drafted the Declaration of Independence that defined the fundamental liberties at the heart of democracy. He served his country well--as governor of Virginia, ambassador to France, secretary of state, vice president and president. In short, he was seldom out of the political arena. Meacham adroitly sets up vivid scenes between Jefferson and his arch enemy Alexander Hamilton, Treasury secretary. To Jefferson, Hamiltons ties to the British were alarming. His greatest fear for the young republic was a return to monarchy. Some historians have seen this as paranoia but Meacham weighs in on the side of it being a legitimate fear. The author balances the consensus view that Jefferson was a visionary framer and founder with the claims of his critics and skeptics and he gives us a thoroughly readable biography. A fresh book about our third president Bookmark Pat Wellington BY RICK DENNISON PresidentIts a new year and a fresh beginning for the recently installed officers and board of directors pledging to continue serving as the custodians of our community. Serving in this capacity is on a voluntary basis and not paid out of your tax dollars. We need your annual dues of $7 per person to cover our costs to respond to deed restriction complaints, cover the cost of gasoline, maintenance, licenses, etc., for the pick-up truck owned by MOCA and used by our volunteers to make these calls. MOCA has no paid employees only volunteers. We need more volunteers and encourage you to get involved in your community by sharing your talents. We only seek your talents and time because we know you have many requests for your treasure. Will you volunteer? Guest speakers at our Jan. 8 meeting were Lt. Geoff Oldberg, our new sheriff district commander replacing Lt. Grady Grimes who was promoted to Captain. Lt. Oldberg stated one of his key interests was being imbedded in the community. He explained Marion Oaks Civic Association report PLEASESEEMARION OAKS PAGE28 000DOVV LANDSCAPING JAMISON LANDSCAPE & TREE SERVICE Specializing in all phases of tree work, landscape rip outs, design and installs, all around lawn maintenance. FREE ESTIMATES Jeff Jamison 352-321-0404 licensed & insured commercial & residential 10% Discount To Seniors & Military 0 0 0 C W Y B Friendly service and sales Drain cleaning Residential and commercial service 352-629-2747 St. Lic. 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MLS#384191/SR/MAR . . $48,900 9748 SW 97TH STREET DIRECTIONS: From OTOW main gate T/L @ 98th St., (H&R SIGN), T/R @ 96th Ave., then T/L @ 97th St. to 5th house on your left. PLEASE PRESENT THIS AD TO GUARD AT GATE OPEN HOUSE 11035 SW 72ND TERRACE For more information, go to www.bigsunrealty.com, click on Open Houses MID-SIZED 2/2/2 on large corner lot on quiet cul-de-sac, metic ulous interior, tile floors, spacious eat-in kitchen, split bedrooms, screen porch, some furniture stays. All offers considered! MLS#373618/SR/POL . . $99,900 11035 SW 72ND TERRACE DIRECTIONS: Oak Run main gate T/L @ entrance to the fountains (73rd Terr.) to first T/R @ 73rd Cir. Follow around to cul-de-sac @ 72nd Terr. to house on corner (11035 ). MOVE-IN READY 2/2/2 w/indoor utility room, acrylicenclosed lanai, courtyard patio, golf-course views, & tons of updates including roof & HVAC. See it for yourself today MLS#384583/DP/CON . . . . . . . . $108,900 THIS GOLF COURSE HOME in OTOW is a must see! 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Friday, January 18, 2013 ~ 27 www.smcitizen.com Commercial & Residential Customized Service to Fit Your Needs S ENIOR D ISCOUNTS F REE E STIMATES Licensed Bonded Insured 352-861-0665 G LADYS C LEANING S ERVICE HOUSE/OFFICE CLEANING 000DT92 WWW GLADYSCLEANING COM 2008 2012 6 ~ Friday, January 18, 2013 www.smcitizen.com their brother Joseph. Call Rita Stotz to get details and a seat. The Bill Cosby Show, Trip 19, at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater on March 23 will be a laugh a minute, Cosby at his best and there are still a few tickets left. Call Eleanor and Rich Feltenberger for details. In Daytona on April 12 come on our Trip 20 called Light and Life of Ponce Inlet to experience a guided tour of the tallest lighthouse in Florida. Then we go aboard an excursion boat to see the tremendous variety of wildlife, look for the playful dolphins and many kinds of birds. Lunch is at a local restaurant at which a menu of seafood, salad or sandwiches is offered as part of the cost of the trip. Then go to a wildlife rehab center where they help the sea turtles and other wildlife get back to nature. Call Joann and Jan Flickenger. It is to the David A. Straz, Jr. Center in Tampa that we take Trip 21 on April 20. The music of the Gershwins is the centerpiece as we go to New York, Paris, Hollywood and New Orleans. S Wonderful is indeed wonderful. Call Frank and Shirley Semmelmayer.7-Night Eastern Caribbean getawayOak Run residents and their guests are welcomed to join Bob and Regine Lammon as we set sail to your favorite island destinations on the newest Solstice-class ship from Celebrity, the Reflection, March 29 to April 5, 2014. Celebrity is currently offering a special promotion through Jan. 27, 2013. For details, call Bob at 352-237-8720. OMI The Fun ClubThe first event for 2013 for the OMI (Ohio, Michigan, Indiana) Fun Club will be our Happy Valentines dinner / dance to be held on Feb. 7 at the Orchid Club. Our menu will be supplied by the Mojo Grill, which will include Mojo Cuban and Mojo Chicken sandwiches, black beans and rice, Caesar salad, and cookies for dessert. BYOB. Music will be provided for your dancing and listening pleasure by Solid Gold from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets will be on sale in the Orchid Club Lobby Jan. 17 and 24, from 9 to 11 a.m. Members $14, guests $15. Hope to see you there. Upcoming Events: Membership signup for 2013: Jan. 22 in the OC Lobby from 9 to 11 a.m. Our events for Name That Tune on April 11, and get your teams together for our first golf tournament on June 6, at the ROGC. More details in later notices. For more information call Ron at 352-694-3814.ORWGAThe weather may have hindered our Dec. 27 outing but several determined players managed to perform well enough to win first and second place in their flights: Flight A JoAnn Cohen, Kathy OConnel; Flight B LaVerne Browand, Linda Noel; Flight C Betty Scott, Mary Hart; Flight D Sharon Scrivens, Mary Golab. Closest to the Pin: LaVerne Browand. No Chip Ins. The results of the Jan. 3 low net tournament are listed in order of finish. Flight A: Kathy OConnell, Marge Rymarcsuk, Marti Babb. Flight B: Jennie Buccella, Phyllis Robinson, June Dickbernd. Flight C: Linda Noel, Terri Feeley, Kate Lott. Flight D: Sharon Scrivens, Delma Miller, Mary Golab. Closest to the Pin: Terri Feeley. Chip In: Kate Lott.Royal Oaks Womens 18 Hole GolfOn Tuesday, Jan. 8, we played 2 best balls of a four person team and the winners were: 1st Place Jan Tenannt, Joanne Ellis, Sally Crass, Mary Kay Frandsen; 2nd Place Elsa Berbig, Bea Terry, B. J. Lassiter, Barb Scozzafava; 3rd Place tie: Pat Blackburn, Dianna Love, Leslie Rizzo, Ginger Drake and the team of Noreen Salo, Maureen Edwards, Cindy Kocher and a blind. Closest to the Pin was Judie Lavadas. After playing golf, we had a delicious lunch served by Royal Oaks dining room and a brief business meeting to start off the new year. The 2012 year-end awards were presented and our club champion, Jan Tennant, was given a beautiful keepsake trophy.Royal Oaks Mens GolfOn Friday, Jan.11, the Royal Oaks Mens Golf Association held the first tournament of the new year. The format was a four man scramble hosted by Bill Ellin and Hal Loomis. The winners were as follow: White Tee Flight 1st place, Dawson, Elder, Kowalewski, Kelly, score 63; 2nd place, White, Blackburn, Terry, Owens, score 63; 3rd place, Dowling, Loomis, Albright, DeSalvo, score 64. Red Tee Flight 1st place, Cunningham, Topp, Valois, Spano, score 67; 2nd place, Weckstein, Feeman, Kennedy, Paller, score 68; 3rd place, Rizzo, Colatruglio, Simnowitz, Jakobsen, score 68. 60 players participated in this event. Following golf Royal Oaks served a buffet lunch in the pavillion. It was a beautiful day and a good time was had by all who attended. Royal Oaks Lady NinersOn Jan. 10 we played throw out one worst hole with full handicap. In A Group 1st. was Rae Stover. There was a three way tie for 2nd., Patty Waddell, Sally Crass, BJ Lassiter. In B Group 1st. was Vange Bell, 2nd. Joyce Madill, 3rd. IIene Simnowitz, 4th. Darlene Lamo. We had two chip-ins, Diana Schmidt and Sally Crass. Closest to pin 3 was Sally Crass. Just a reminder to sign up for our Sweetheart Scramble on Feb. 14. OAK RUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 25 Sunday, Jan. 20 Dancing encouraged at Jazz function The Ocala Jazz Society will host an afternoon of music at the VFW hall on Sunday, Jan. 20 from 2 to 5 p.m. Open to everyone, organizers say the, event offers incomparable musicians featuring great tunes for everyone and dancing is encouraged. A $3 donation is requested and benefits Hospice in memory of Bea Wilson, the founder of the Ocala Jazz Society. For more info call Diana, 352-237-0234.Monday, Jan. 21 Inauguration dance in Ocala Culminating week-long events honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Marion County residents are invited to join in the national celebration of the 57th inauguration of the president and vice president of the United States of America at a semi-formal dinner/dance to take place at the Ocala Hilton Hotel on Monday, Jan. 21. The cocktail hour begins at 6 p.m. with dinner to be served at 7. Events in our nations Capital will be simulcast and a cash bar will be available. Tickets are $50 per person with a maximum of 300 to be sold. They may be purchased by telephoning the Marion County DEC at 352-402-9494, Joyce Blake at 352-690-1740 or Sally Smith at 941-704-3494. Cash or checks should be made out to the Marion County DEC. You may also get them through Act Blue at www.MarionDems.org.Thursday, Jan. 24 Magnet school expo planned What is a magnet school? Whats a magnet program? Can your child attend one in Marion County? What are the qualifications? Why do they even exist? If youve ever wondered about or considered such a program or school for your child, come learn whats so attractive about these highly-competitive programs at a special Magnet Expo set for Thursday, Jan. 24, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Marion Technical Institute (MTI), 1614 S.E. Fort King St. in Ocala. See exhibits from Dr. N.H. Jones Elementary and Madison Street Academy, Oakcrest Elementarys International Baccalaureate (IB) Program, ReddickCollier Elementarys Cambridge Program, Howard Middles AAIT (Advanced Academics Integrated Technologies) and IB Programs, North Marion Middles Cambridge Checkpoint Program, Belleview and North Marion Highs AICE (Advanced International Certificate of Education) Program, Forest Highs EMIT (Engineering, Manufacturing Institute of Technology) Program, Lake Weir and Vanguard High schools IB Programs, Dunnellon Highs Power Generation Academy, and West Port Highs MCCA (Marion County Center for the Arts) and Early College Programs. These are all magnet schools or programs in Marion County. MTI will also display its by-application-only programs to potential students and parents. No advance registration is required, and anyone from the public is invited to attend. For more information, call Expo Coordinator Julie Shealy at 352-671-7720. Saturday, Jan. 26 Book sale benefits wildlife sanctuaryA book sale to benefit Ocala Wildlife Sanctuary will be held Saturday, Jan. 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Winn-Dixie, 8445 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. Also, you may bring your aluminum cans for recycling. Two-day camellia showThe annual camellia show at the Pioneer Garden Club, 4331 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, will be Saturday, Jan. 26 and Sunday, Jan. 27. Admission to the camellia show is free, and there is plenty of free parking. The annual Ocala Camellia Society camellia show features award-winning blooms from across the southeastern United States. The public is invited to view the show from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Camellia plants will be available from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, or until supply runs out. For more information, please call 352-595-3365 or visit www.americancamellias.org and look for the Ocala Camellia Society web page. Saturday, Jan. 26 Book Lovers Ball at Marion Oaks LibraryJoin the celebratory fun and festivities as the Marion Oaks Public Library recognizes its 20-year anniversary with a Book Lovers Ball on Saturday, Jan. 26, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Marion Oaks Community Center (294 Marion Oaks Lane, Ocala). Children, adults and families will receive the royal treatment as they enjoy a variety of entertainment options including: music, games, crafts, door prizes and refreshments. Attendees, who may dress in costume or casually, will also be able to have their picture taken with special equine guests from Gentle Carousel Miniature Therapy Horses. The Marion Oaks Public Library has provided reading and educational materials to Marion County residents since 1992. The library joined the Marion County Public Library System in 1996. The Book Lovers Ball is sponsored by the Public Library System in cooperation with the Friends of the Marion Oaks Public Library. For more information about this and other Public Library System events, visit http://library.marioncountyfl.org or call 352-671-8551.Monday, Jan. 28 Retired nurses to meetThe Citrus Marion Chapter of the Florida Registered Nurses Retired (RNR) will meet at the Inverness Golf and Country club on Monday, Jan. 28. Sign-in for the meeting starts at 11 a.m. The speaker will be Dr. Attangi from the Citrus Memorial Heart and Vascular Center who will speak on Vascular Disease. Our charity will be Guardian Ad Litem. Retired nurses wishing to attend should call Mary Jane at 352-726-6882 or Gladys at 352-854-2677 by Wednesday Jan. 23.Tuesday, Jan. 29 Breast cancer support group The Breast Cancer SOS (Sisterhood of Survivors) Support Group meets the last Tuesday of each month at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St., Rm 235 (Multipurpose Room) at 1 p.m The meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 29 will be off-site at Stone Creek Grille, 9676 SW 62nd Loop, with lunch at noon and a trip to All About You Boutique at Six Gun Plaza. We will car pool to lunch, meeting at the church parking lot at 11:30 a.m. You may also drive yourself, but please call Gail Tirpak at 352-291-6904 if you are interested in attending so she can inform Stone Creek Grille and All About You with the number to plan on. Friday, Feb. 1 Three-day coin show The Ocala Coin Show has moved to a new location. It will be held at the Circle Square Cultural Center in On Top of the World, on Feb. 1, 2 and 3. There will be 56 dealers and more than 100 tables. There will be two grading services on site with free appraisals and taking orders to slab coins. There is free admission and free parking, and hourly door prizes and a gold and silver raffle. Hours are Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, contact Rich Selvar, bourse chairman, at 352-748-5225. Sheriff holds rib sale The Marion County Sheriffs Office is holding its annual United Way Super Bowl Rib Sale on Friday, Feb. 1, from noon to 6 p.m. Tickets are available for $15 per slab and can be picked up at the Sheriffs complex located at 692 N.W. 30th Ave. in Ocala. Delivery is also available. For tickets and more information call Jennifer Lowe at 352-368-3598. 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Friday, January 18, 2013 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 28 ~ Friday, January 18, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Friday, Jan. 18 Ocala High 12 Club to meet The Greater Ocala High 12 Club 665 will hold its monthly meeting on Friday, Jan. 18 at 11 a.m. at the Elks Club, 702 N.E. 25th Ave., Ocala. The speaker will be Capt. Jim Burton of the Marion County Sheriffs Office. It is always exciting to hear what is going on with Marion Countys finest. As we have become accustomed to, we will once again enjoy one of the Elks Clubs fine buffet lunches. Friends are always welcome. The cost is only $12 a person. All Master Masons and guests are invited to attend. Reservations are required. Call Bob Brady at 352-8549612 for reservations or further information.Saturday, Jan. 19 Magician at First CongregationalBrian LaPalme, the award-winning, world renowned magician, is bringing his magic show to First Congregational United Church of Christ, for a fundraiser, on Saturday, Jan. 19 at 2 p.m. LaPalme has entertained thousands of children and adults during a career that spans four decades. His magic shows garner rave reviews, and this is sure to be one performance you wont want to miss. Ticket prices are $3 for children 12 and under; adults $5. To purchase tickets, please call 352-5986272. If available, tickets may be purchased at the door 7171 S.W. State Road 200.Bat facts at Dunnellon LibraryFree to the public, Shari Blissett Clark will present a one-hour program to discuss bat facts, species diversity, environmental and economic benefits of bats. The meeting will be Saturday, Jan. 19 at 10:30 a.m. at the library meeting room, 20351 Robinson Road. The program is presented by Friends of the Library.Lions to host yard sale The Ocala 200 Lions Club is having a yard sale Saturday, Jan 19, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The sale will be in the parking lot of the Bank of the Ozarks, Friendship Plaza on State Road 200. All proceeds from the sale will go to community projects. For more information contact Bob, 352-861-2730.Ocala Lions Club Helps Families of VeteransOn Saturday, Jan. 19, the Ocala Lions Club will collect donations and personal care items to be given to the Fisher House Foundation in Tampa, Florida for families of veterans or military personnel who are being treated at a nearby military or VA medical facility. The event will be at the Big Lots store, 8600 S.W. State Road 200 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Fisher House, founded in 1990 by Zachary Fisher, provides a home-like facility for families to stay for brief periods of time to be near their loved ones undergoing medical treatment. Personal care items, such as shampoo or tooth paste/brushes, tissues, paper plates, paper cups and plastic food storage containers or bags are needed to help families needing to stay at Fisher House during this difficult time. Items may be purchased at Big Lots and monetary donations will be accepted. For further information about Fisher House, call 813-910-3000 or contact Bill Thomas at 352-291-2600 about the event. Scandinavian Club The Scandinavian Club of Marion County invites people of Danish, Finish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish decent to join us at our next meeting on Jan. 19 at 11:30 a.m. at the Ocala Hilton, 3600 S.W. 36th Ave. in Ocala. The menu will be choice of salmon or herbed chicken breast with roasted potatoes, salad, coffee and dessert. Entertainment provided by Glenn Lewis on the keyboard. The cost is $16 per person. Reservations and payment must be made in advance. Payment and meal choice must be received by Wednesday, Jan. 17, checks to be made out to Don Clauson and mailed to Don Clauson, 5901 S.W. 86th Place. Ocala, FL 34476. For further details call Jim Neate 352-687-1580, Don Clauson 352-861-1235 or Terry Rasmussen 352-3478362. Sunday, Jan. 20 Rose Society to meetThe Marion County Rose Society meets at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Marion County Ag Center Auditorium, 2232 N.E. Jacksonville Road (CR 200A), Ocala. Meetings are open to all who want to have fun learning about and sharing their love of roses. Visit www.marioncountyroses.org or call 352-751-0355. Read the classifieds S unday is the official Inauguration Day for President Obama. However, as that date falls on a Sunday, the public swearing-in ceremony will be held on Monday. Its a time of celebration and parties for all with politics fading somewhat into the background. Likewise, todays Pun Alley tries a little to avoid politics while looking at some humorous quotes of previous presidents. Ronald ReaganI have left orders to be awakened at any time in case of national emergency, even if Im in a Cabinet meeting. I hope youre all Republicans. Speaking to surgeons as he entered the operating room following the 1981 assassination attempt. George W. BushThese stories about my intellectual capacity really get under my skin. You know, for a while I even thought my staff believed it. There on my schedule first thing every morning it said, Intelligence Briefing. Barack ObamaThere are few things in life harder to find and more important to keep than love. Well, love and a birth certificate. Many of you know that I got my name, Barack, from my father. What you may not know is Barack is actually Swahili for That One. And I got my middle name from somebody who obviously didnt think Id ever run for president. Jack KennedyI just received the following wire from my generous daddy: Dear Jack, Dont buy a single vote more than is necessary. Ill be damned if Im going to pay for a landslide. About a year after taking office, Kennedy said, When we got into office the thing that surprised us most was to find that things were just as bad as wed been saying they were. Herbert HooverBlessed are the young for they shall inherit the national debt. Sounds familiar, doesnt it? When asked what do retired Presidents do, he replied, We spend our time taking pills and dedicating libraries. Teddy RooseveltWhen they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer present or not guilty. I think there is only one quality worse than hardness of heart and that is softness of head.John Adams In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress. Bill Clinton Being president is like running a cemetery: youve got a lot of people under you and nobodys listening. Harry TrumanNever kick a fresh cow pie on a hot day.Calvin CoolidgeI found out early in life that you dont have to explain something you hadnt said. When asked by a visiting governor how he could see a long list of callers every day and still finish his days work, whereas the governor was at his desk until late at night, Coolidge said, Yes, but you talk back. Warren G. HardingWhen Will Rogers met President Harding, Rogers said, Mr. President, I would like to tell you all the latest political jokes. You dont have to, Will, said Harding with a touch of bitterness; I appointed them. Grover ClevelandWhile Grover Cleveland was having troubles with the Senate, one night he was awakened by a servant who said, Mr. President, there are burglars in the house! Cleveland opened his eyes and said, In the Senate, maybe, but not in the House. Woodrow WilsonA conservative man is a man who just sits and thinks, mostly sits. A political storyA union boss walked into a bar and was about to order a drink to celebrate Obamas victory when he saw a guy wearing a Romney for President button. So, he shouted to the bartender, Drinks for everyone in here, but not for the Republican. After the drinks were handed out, the Republican gave him a big smile and said, Thank you! in an equally loud voice. This infuriated the union boss so he again loudly ordered drinks for everyone except the Republican. As before, this did not bother the Republican. He continued to smile, and again yelled, Thank you! The union boss asked the bartender, What is the matter with that Republican? Ive ordered two rounds of drinks for everyone but him, and all he does is smile and thanks me. Is he nuts? Nope, replied the bartender. He owns the place. Looking at some humorous quotes of previous presidents Pun Alley Dick Frank Community calendar More on Pages 6-7 that his past experience had prepared him as an ordained minister. Is it possible that a higher power has directed Lt. Oldberg to Marion Oaks, where he will witness a growing community as the economy improves? Also honoring us was newly elected county commissioner Earl Arnett of District 5. Commissioner Arnett was most attentive to the wish list for Marion Oaks and indicated he will work closely with our commissioner Kathy Bryant on any matters before the full commission that affects Marion Oaks. As he left the building, our audience applauded their appreciation. The membership was briefed by the president on the status of the waterfall. He reiterated that the waterfall and two front walls have been transferred by The Deltona Corporation to our MSTU for General Services and recorded by the county. Deltonas further obligation is to power wash and seal the front walls. When that phase is completed, MOCA is required to cover the cost of the lettering on the two walls reading, Deed restricted community. Your board has approved the outlay of approximately $1,300 to purchase and install the lettering. Returning by popular demand: MOCA has signed a contract with the carnival company to sponsor the spring fling and carnival. The dates given by the Carnival people are April 4, 5, 6 and 7. The community enthusiastically supported the carnival last year and requested that we have them back. The carnival people have stated they will have a few new rides this year. All the Moms who expressed appreciation of the Carnival for their children last year can now budget to bring their family this year. MOCAs support of the Thanksgiving Day dinner on Nov. 21 was the relinquishing of our Bingo date so the event could take place (at an estimated value of $500) and our check for $250 toward the cost of the dinner. 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Pat Stimmel 895-5160 Jerry Brooks 274-0930 Specializing in retirement communities for the Young At Heart! Check Out Our Website At: www.ocalaflretirementhomes.com THE STIMMEL-BROOKS TEAM Featured Homes of the Week OAK RUN OPEN HOUSE SUN JAN. 20 1-3 PM WONDERING WHAT YOUR HOME IS WORTH TODAY? Should you sell or stay? Looking for a good investment? All these questions can be answered for you Just call one of our Decca Real Estate Agents! We are your local experts in todays market! 352-854-8787 or 873-6100 000DP0J GOLFWEEK TOUR Recruiting Competitive Golfers New Membership is Now Open for 2013 Golf Season First Tournament Jan. 26 North Central Florida Golfweek Amateur Tour Join Today! 352-446-3446 www.amateurgolftour.net Where Amateurs Are Treated Like Pros

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screening, recruiting and hiring; customized training programs, on-the-job training grants, financial incentives, tax credit information, labor market information and re-employment services. There is online job posting, application collection and screening and employer spotlight events. There is also custom business training, which may cover up to 100 percent of out-of-pocket costs, 400 plus licenses and certifications, training that can increase productivity and enhance market competitive, and help retaining skilled staff. There is on-the-job training for businesses with three or more full time employees, which includes 50 to 90 percent wage reimbursement. Workforce Connection is at 2703 N.E. 14th ST., in Ocala. Phone is 352-7321700, while there is a website at www.clmworkforce.com. The agency is also on Twitter at #workforceCLM. Friday, January 18, 2013 ~ 29 www.smcitizen.com 4 ~ Friday, January 18, 2013 www.smcitizen.com NORITAKE CHINA 7 pc setting, service for 12, Blue Haven Ptrn.,12 serving pcs. Mint Cond. $500. 352-347-3313 DUDLEYS AUCTION **Thurs Jan 10th** EST A TE ADVEN TURE AUCTION 3pm outside 6pm inside great auction with mix of furniture, tools, appliances, antiques, and more. THREE trailers to empty! www.dudleysauction. com 637-9588 10%BP Au2267 AB1667 Maine-ly Real Estate #381384 AWESOME JOBS! Now hiring 18-25 guys and gals. Travel entire USAw/ unique business group. $500 sign-on bonus. Call 877-853-7654 or 866-298-0163 www .sunshine subscription.com 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 Executive AssistantTherapy Management Corporation (TMC), a multi-state preferred provider of Physical, Occupational and Speech therapy and a company committed to service excellence is seeking an Executive Assistant to the President & CEO. TMCs Home Office is located in Homosassa, FL. The ideal candidate must have a minimum of 3 yearsexperience as an Executive Assistant. Must have exceptional skills in Microsoft Office with an emphasis on Word and Excel. Please apply online @ www.therapymgmt. com or fax resume to 352.381.0212 L ET U S W ORK F OR Y OU CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403S OUTH M ARION C ITIZEN C LASSIFIEDSG ET R ESULTS! TBOSS Therapist The Centers is seeking Masters Level Therapist for TBOSS position in Citrus County. Must have min 2 yrs exp working with adults, children & adolescents providing individual, group & family therapy. Full benefits pkg DFWP/EOE/We E-Verify. Fax or e-mail resume to HR, the Centers, Inc., (352) 291-5580, jobs@thecenters.us For more info visit www.thecenters.us L ET U S W ORK F OR Y OU CALL TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403South Marion CitizenClassifieds Get Results! Residential SA Educator The Centers is seeking an Educator to provide educational services to adolescents in our 24/7 residential substance abuse treatment facility in Lecanto. Teach lesson plans according to each countys requirements, i.e., math, social studies, science, English, etc. Assist individuals with special and specific needs, interactions and goals. Bachelors in field of Edu or Human Services & exp reqd. Middle School or HS level State of FLteaching certification preferred. Full benefits pkg DFWP/EOE/We E-Verify Fax or e-mail resume to HR, The Centers, Inc., (352) 291-5580, jobs@thecenters.us For more info visit www.thecenters.us Todays New Ads VACATION INCAPTIVAISLANDCondo At South Sea Resort. Reasonable (352) 873-8648 Bnet CARE Manager The Centers is seeking a Bachelors level Care Manager to coordinate mental health svcs for children enrolled in Behavioral Health Network. Extensive travel required in Citrus & Hernando Counties. Use of personal vehicle reqd., State mileage rate pd. Work hours dictated by caseload. Please submit salary. Full benefits pkg DFWP/EOE/We E-Verify. Fax or e-mail resume to HR, the Centers, Inc., (352) 291-5580, jobs@thecenters.us For more info visit www.thecenters.us Todays New Ads DINING ROOM SET seats 6. Oak w/ 4 padded chairs. $450 (352) 873-0803 ORANGE GOLF CART SEATS TWO, HEADLIGHTS & DIRECTIONS LIGHTS $2300 (352) 873-0803 Somebody else wants it! Got something special you no longer use? Sell it in the Classifieds. It may be just the perfect item to fill somebody elses need. TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403 Todays New Ads Todays New Ads L ET U S W ORK F OR Y OU CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403S OUTH M ARION C ITIZEN C LASSIFIEDSG ET R ESULTS! ing, and everyone had a great time. The sock hop, featuring original 45 and 33 records spun by DJ Marty Krell, was organized by Merry Anne Krell, with the assistance of Linda Hefner. There were games, dance contests, and an evening of old-fashioned fun. A lot of hard work and planning goes into an event such as this, and it does not happen without a lot of helpers. Pitching in were Toni and Jim Niemeyer, Donna and Lee Reynolds, Joan and Pete Buzzek, Bob and Nancy Hallameyer, Lois and Don Norris, Rhea Rouquie, Pat Steel, John and Judy Alderson, and for setup, Larry Keables and Charlie Mock. Thanks to everyone who worked together for a memorable event. Decorating contest winnersThe results are in for the 2012 Marion Landing Holiday House Decorating Contest; and at the Jan. 8 Tuesday Social, the winners were announced and prizes awarded. There were 14 entries into the contest, all of which had wonderful displays. Residents voted for their favorite, and a tally of the 94 votes resulted in the following: third place was awarded to Armand Duquette; second place was awarded to Angela Olmeda; first place was awarded to Lina Vallejo. Thanks to those who participated in the contest, the residents who voted, and especially to Leta Simmons for organizing the contest and Harry Therien for taking the photos and printing them for display. Racing workshopJust in time for the trip to Tampa Bay Downs in February, Harry Therien will be holding a free workshop called How to Handicap the Races. He will teach you how to be a better handicapper by learning how to properly read the racing program, and by looking at past performance, how to place smarter and more logical bets. This workshop will be held on Saturday, Jan. 19, at 2 p.m. in the Lifestyle Center. The number of participants is limited, so sign up soon on the sheet posted on the Activity Wall.Sit and Be Fit Dont forget that the new Sit and Be Fit video exercise class is now being offered in the Lifestyle Center at 10 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. There are 20, half-hour episodes, which will rotate on a bi-weekly basis, all of which include a full body workout designed to strengthen, stretch and improve overall functioning of the body. The programs are upbeat and lively, featuring a variety of fun movements and music. The classes are free and are for Marion Landing residents and their guests only; no registration is required. Drop bywe hope to see you there. Sunday KaraokeDo you like to sing? Join John Winn for a couple of hours of fun singing Karaoke on Sunday, Jan. 20, at 2 p.m. in the Lifestyle Center. As long as theres interest, well continue Karaoke each Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m., unless another special event is planned. For more information, give John a call. Gentle YogaPractice gentle yoga and discover simple and effective poses to reduce stress and achieve optimal health, vitality and serenity. This class is led by fitness instructor Mary Pat Giffin and includes standing and seated poses to strengthen, stretch and improve balance. Format includes a chair; and please bring a mat for floor-work. Gentle Yoga meets Tuesdays at 11 a.m. in the Lifestyle Center. Each session is $5. Please sign up on the sheet posted on the Activity Wall.Travel newsIf you are interested in any of the trips listed below, details are available on the flyers posted on the Travel Board in the Lifestyle Center, or you may call 237-7152 for more information. Trips are open to the general public if space allows. There are only a few seats left for the trip to the spring training baseball game on Sunday, March 24. Its the Philadelphia Phillies vs. the Boston Red Sox at Bright House Field in Clearwater. Cost is $62 and includes round-trip bus from Ocala, reserved premium seats for the 1:05 p.m. game and tip for driver. Lunch is on your own in the ball park. Bus departs about 10:30 a.m. and, depending on the length of the game, returns approximately 6 p.m. Your non-refundable payment is due by Jan. 15, so reserve your seat before this trip sells out. See the Smoky Mountains and Pigeon Forge in the fall. Enjoy the fall foliage, great shows and meals on this seven day, six night excursion which includes 10 meals, six breakfasts and four dinners. Tour the Smoky Mountain National Park, visit downtown Gatlinburg, see many of the shows in Pigeon Forge such as Smoky Mountain Spry, Cirque de Chine, Smith Family, Hatfield McCoy Dinner Show, and more. Do you like to plan ahead? Then mark your calendar for Jan. 19 to 26, 2014 (yes, thats 2014) for a western Caribbean cruise on Freedom of the Seas. You will visit ports in Labadee (Haiti), Jamaica, Grand Cayman and Cozumel. More information is listed on the Travel Board. If youre thinking about taking a vacation in the spring of 2014, our Travel Club has made plans for a terrific European riverboat cruise on the Elbe River. Enjoy time in Berlin, Dresden, Wittenberg and Prague and includes seven nights aboard the M/S River Allegro, which was built specifically for cruising the Elbe, and was recently refurbished with the travelers needs and comfort in mind. More details on this spectacular trip are listed in the brochure posted on the Travel Board. Diane Bress is Marion Landings Activities Director and an employee of Leland Management, Inc. LANDINGCONTINUED FROM PAGE 2 PHOTO BY HARRY THERIENMarion Landing House Decorating Contest first place winner Lina Vallejo. Jan. 18, Friday, Fish or Shrimp Dinner 5 to 7 p.m., Jersey Cowboy and friends Karaoke 6-10 p.m. Jan. 19, Saturday, Chicken Alfredo 5 to 7 p.m., Timeless Motown, 6 to 10 p.m. Jan. 20, Sunday, Bar Bingo 4 to 6 p.m., Football in the Social Quarters. Jan. 21, Monday, Coney Dogs noon to 3 p.m. Jan. 22, Tuesday, Dart League 5:45 to 9 p.m., food specials 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 23, Wednesday, Membership Appreciation 3 to 5 p.m. Jan. 24, Thursday, Cards 1 p.m., Open Darts 5 p.m., Shuffleboard 7 p.m. Jan, 25, Friday, Fish or Shrimp Dinner 5 to 7 p.m., Blast from the past Rick Holland 6 to 10 p.m. West Marion Moose Lodge 2356, open for members and qualified guests, is located 10411 S.W. 110th St., one mile north of State Road 200 across from Oak Run entrance. Phone is 352-354-2200. West Marion Moose Lodge activities Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com SOUTH MARION Citizen The South Marion Citizen is a free community newspaper covering news of communities in southwest Marion County including Oak Run, Pine Run, Palm Cay, On Top of the World, Kingsland Country Estates, Countryside Farms, Marion Landing, Majestic Oaks, Hidden Lake, Woods and Meadows Estates, Paddock Farms, Saddle Oak Club, Deer Creek, Cherrywood Estates, Hardwood Trails, Candler Hills, Country Oaks, and Harvest Meadows, among others. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Citizen: If your community is listed above and the Citizen is not delivered to your home and you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 200 Corridor, call 854-3986CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481 Editor Jim Clark Circulation Barbara Jaggers Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean and Kristy Kaigan General Manager John Provost Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Deadline for classified ads :Deadline for display advertising : Tuesday 4 p.m. before publicationMonday 5 p.m. before publication READER SERVICES I want to get news in the Citizen. Call editor Jim Clark at 352-854-3986 or send by e-mail to editor@smcitizen.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Citizenoffice in Kingsland Plaza. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Member of the Community Papers of Florida WORKFORCECONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 percent of Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments are being made electronically. Converting the remaining paper check recipients to electronic payments will save American taxpayers $1 billion over the next 10 years. The Treasury Department published a final rule in December 2010 to gradually phase out paper checks for federal benefit payments. Since May 1, 2011, all people newly applying for federal benefits, including Social Security, SSI, Veterans Affairs, Railroad Retirement Board, Office of Personnel Management benefits and other non-tax payments, have had to choose direct deposit or the Direct Express card at the time they sign up for their benefits. March 1, 2013, is the final deadline by which all remaining federal benefit check recipients must receive their money electronically. The Treasury Departments Go Direct public education campaign is working with more than 1,800 partner organizations throughout the country to spread the message about the electronic payment rule and educate federal benefit recipients about their options. The campaign has developed and shared a variety of public service announcements, educational videos, check inserts and other materials to explain how electronic payments work and how to make the switch from paper checks. The videos and materials are available on the Go Direct campaign website at www.GoDirect.org. The Treasury Department has taken great strides to support and guide check recipients through the change to electronic payments, and were increasing our efforts significantly in the final two months before the deadline, Lebryk said. We have a team of friendly, helpful agents standing by at our call center, and many financial institutions, caregivers, senior services providers and advocates for people who are homeless or have disabilities have the necessary information and resources to help federal benefit recipients make the switch. Check recipients can sign up for direct deposit or the Direct Express card by calling toll-free 1-800-333-1795, visiting www.GoDirect.org, or talking to their local federal paying agency office. The process is fast, easy and free. By taking a few minutes to gather the necessary information ahead of time, most federal benefit recipients can sign up for electronic payments with one phone call. Individuals will need their Social Security number or claim number, their 12-digital federal benefit check number and the amount of their most recent federal benefit check. If choosing direct deposit, recipients also will need their financial institutions routing transit number, (often found on a personal check) account number and account type (checking or saving). There are no sign-up fees or monthly fees to receive benefits electronically. SOCIAL CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Hospice seeks singersHospice of Marion County invites you to consider a unique volunteer service. We have a special choral group known as the Journey Singers that sings songs of healing and comfort at the bedsides of the ill or dying at the four Marion County Hospice Houses, private homes, and other selective venues. We offer a wide choice of music, including spiritual, secular and patriotic selections. If you can read music and sing a cappella (that is, without instrumental accompaniment), and have a compassionate heart, join us in this rewarding journey. Call 352873-7441 for more details. Read the classifieds today on Pages 29-30 00075X7 Clip and Save Clip and Save Clip and Save Clip and Save Grandfather Clock 352-873-7587 GRANDFATHER CLOCK REPAIR Service and repairs 43 years full time experience Specializing in floor clocks. In Florida Jan., Feb., Mar., April (In Pennsylvania the other months) 0 0 0 D P 6 G 000DQQH Oakridge Plaza 9590 SW SR 200, Suite 12 Ocala, Fl 34481 2 miles west of On Top of the World (In front of Walmart on SR 200)352.653.2068 Easy Street2602 SW 19th Avenue Rd, Suite 201 (Next to Moes & across from Regal 16 Cinemas) Ocala, Fl 34471 352.289.0134 Expires 1/25/13 The Smallest and Best Hearing Aid Available In the World!

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Friday, January 18, 2013 ~ 3 www.smcitizen.com 30 ~ Friday, January 18, 2013 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 BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 WE BUY ANYVEHICLEIn Any Condition, Title, No Title, Bank Lien, No Problem, Dont Trade it in. We Will Pay up to $25K Any Make, Any Model. 813-335-3794 813-237-1892 Call AJ MOBILE HAIR CARE **FULL SER VICE ** IN YOUR HOME LIC. BEAUTICIAN/CNA SERVICE THE HOME BOUND/ ELDERLY. (352) 237-3347 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 Steves Handyman Service (352) 854-4927 000DQEY 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. STUMP GRINDING CALLJIM FOR FREE ESTIMATES (800) 478-8679 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. Quiet Country Sett ing 3/2 on 2 acres mol Approx. 1750 sq ft LA front porch, Lg rear screened porch, Patio, 24x30 Steel Building, Steel Carport -great for boat storage, etc. Fenced and crossfenced, Built in 2003 Nice Oaks, Wooded, Citrus Springs area only 20 Min. to Ocala $129,900 Call 352-302-6784 for appt. HERNANDO Citrus Hills Pool Home 4/3/2+, circular drive, 1 acre lot, below $200k 352-527-7856 OCALA Marion Landing, 55+ Community, 3/2/2 15x30ft inground pool w/waterfall, call for appt 352-873-2725 WE BUYRVS, Travel Trailers, 5th Wheels, Motor Homes Call US 352-201-6945 ORANGE GOLF CART SEATS TWO, HEADLIGHTS & DIRECTIONS LIGHTS $2300 (352) 873-0803 Acoustic Guitar Needs Stringing, Good Cond. $50 (352) 291-0495 GUN & KNIFE SHOW BROOKSVILLE HSC CLUB Sat. Jan.. 26th 9-5p Sun. Jan. 27th 9a-4p HERNANDO COUNTYFAIRGROUNDS Admission $6.00 (352) 799-3605 LIONELTOYTRAINS WantedAny Amount Any Condition. Cash Paid Will Pick Up (352) 346-3328 VACATION INCAPTIVAISLANDCondo At South Sea Resort. Reasonable (352) 873-8648 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. DUDLEYS AUCTION *THREE AUCTIONS 1-15 STORAGE AUCTION 10am ON SITE @1925 W Main St, Inverness 14 units lock cut 5 min before each unit is sold. CASH Be like the tv shows with the gamble of what maybe. 1-17 ESTATE AUCTION 3pm outside House hold, Entire wood & Mechanics work shop, Wood Lathes, power washers rows of boxed merchandise. 5pm FIVE EST A TE VEHICLES 2004 Honda S2000 garage kept toy w/on 750miles Collector sports car, 2006 VW GTI hatchback 60+K 2002 VW Eurovan Camper18k,(these 3 cars from 1 estate) 2007 Buick Lucerne CXL loaded 64K, 2012 Kia Forte ONLY 1,850 miles. All Estate Vehicles GREAT OPPORTUNITY to buy. 6pm Inside Quality furniture, Knives, Jewelry, Large Power tools 1-19 AUTOGRAPH AUCTION 11am Celebrity & Sports, Live & On Line everything from golf to Rock& Roll. Bats, balls, Albums, photos, books, cards & more from Hendrix to Tiger. www.dudleys auction.com 637-9588 10%BP Au2267 AB1667 Maine-ly Real Estate #381384 OCALA Sat. Jan. 19, 8:30-1pm Ozarks Bank Parking Lot, Friendship Plaza 200 LIONS CLUB DINING ROOM SET seats 6. Oak w/ 4 padded chairs. $450 (352) 873-0803 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 Read the classifieds More from memorial These were more scenes from the memorial on the square for Jonah Mendoza, 6 months old, who was killed by his mother. Upper left, little Juliauna Christensen, 3, with help from Roxanne Garcia, writes a message on the poster left for people to share their thoughts. The poster is seen at left. Above, Jordan Mendoza, Jonahs father, stands with family and friends at a display during six minutes of silence. The thin lights in the background are Christmas lights designed to look as if they are falling from the trees. One speaker called them tears from Heaven.PHOTOS BY JIM CLARK 000DOPW *All Offers While Supplies Last.352-628-5100 www.villagetoyota.com CRYSTAL RIVER VILLAGE TOYOTA WHEN IT COMES TO WORK, THIS TRUCK MEANS BUSINESS. IT PULLED THE SHUTTLE! WHEN IT COMES TO PLAY... YEAH, ITLL TOW YOUR BOAT! 2012 TOYOTA TUNDRAUP TO $ 7,000 OFF ON ALL REMAINING 2012s $ 7,000 OFF 000DOOX Swinson Chiropractic & Total Health Center 840-0444 L o c a t e d o n S R 2 0 0 2 m i l e s w e s t o f I 7 5 d i r e c t l y L o c a t e d o n S R 2 0 0 2 m i l e s w e s t o f I 7 5 d i r e c t l y Located on SR 200, 2 miles west of I-75, directly a c r o s s f r o m P u b l i x H e a t h B r o o k C o m m o n s a c r o s s f r o m P u b l i x H e a t h B r o o k C o m m o n s across from Publix, Heath Brook Commons Open M-F, Sat. by Appt Medicare and most insurance accepted Dr. D. L. 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Friday, January 18, 2013 ~ 31 www.smcitizen.com 2 ~ Friday, January 18, 2013 www.smcitizen.com I mpressionist, singer and performer Sally Langwah and Billy Elvis Lindsey will be bringing us another favorite celebrity impression show on Sunday, Feb. 3, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Lifestyle Center. Sallys Nashville Buddies shows have included tributes to Reba, Dolly, Wynonna, Patsy, Crystal, Minnie and Loretta; and Sallys 3 vocal octave range enables her to perform over 30 vocal impressions of superstars. She was recently honored in June with bookings for three shows at the American Merchant Marine Veterans 26th annual convention in Maryland; and Billy Lindsey has won numerous awards, most-recently winning the Elvis Extravaganza at the Florida State Fair in 2012, as well as Overall Champion and Fan Favorite. He is also the winner of the Ill Remember You Elvis contest at Live Oak and was crowned King of South Tampa by The Tampa Tribune. Tickets to this show are $6 each and are on sale in the Activities Office and at the Tuesday socials. Youre sure to have a very entertaining afternoon.Super Bowl partyAre you ready for some football? Cheer on your favorite team with Bill Wurst and friends on Feb. 3 in the Lifestyle Center beginning at 6 p.m. There will be lots of snacks along with hot dogs, sauerkraut, meatballs, wings, coffee and cake. Sign up at Tuesday socials or in the Activities Office during regular hours. Mah Jongg marathonThe annual Marion Landing Mah Jongg marathon is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 26. Plan to arrive at the Lifestyle Center at 9:45 a.m. as the game begins promptly at 10 a.m. We will break for lunch at noon, and then play resumes at 1 p.m., ending at approximately at 3 p.m. Please bring a cold salad to share for lunch; dessert, hot coffee and tea will be provided. Sign up on the sheet hanging on the Activity Wall and give $3 to Carolyn Salzlein for the prize fund by Jan. 22. Lessons availableLearn to play shuffleboard. Stop by the courts on Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. beginning Feb. 6. There are many techniques involved and skills that you can learn to make this game more interesting and enjoyable. Gene and Lina will be on hand to give you instruction and pointers on how to play the game. If youd like to prepare for some of the upcoming events like Senior Games, or if youd just like to participate in weekly games with your neighbors and friends, lessons for some popular games have been scheduled in February. Hand and Foot lessons begin Monday, Feb. 4, at 12:45 p.m. in the Great Room and will continue for the following three Mondays; Mah Jongg lessons will begin Thursday, Feb. 7, at 1 p.m. in the Library and will continue for the following four Thursdays; and Sequence lessons will be given on Friday evenings at 5:30 p.m. in the Great Room on Friday, Feb. 15 and will continue for the following two Fridays. You can sign up on the sheets hanging on the Activity Wall. If you have any questions about the games, a contact person is listed on the flyer. So why not take advantage of this opportunity to learn something new or to brush up on your skills? Its a great way to keep your mind active while socializing with others. New Years festivitiesMarion Landing residents ushered in the new year by celebrating with an evening of bowling and a sock hop featuring 50s and 60s music and dancing. The bowlers got together for a few games with snacks, prizes and friendly competition. This enjoyable evening was organized by Mary Jane Welsh and Sue Kiger with 40 bowlers participatCelebrity impression show scheduled for Feb. 3 Marion Landing Diane Bress Marion Landing Sock Hop organizer Merry Anne Krell, left, with helpers Toni Niemeyer and Joan Buzzek show off poodle skirts at the New Years Eve party. PLEASESEELANDING PAGE29 000DMDQ 000DRWL

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BRIEFS 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. Additionally, The Ranch Fitness Center and Spa and On Top of the World certified fitness instructors will offer a variety of exercise demonstrations. 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.. Trees to be given awayMarion Soil and Water Conservation District hosts its third annual native tree give-away in recognition of Floridas Arbor Day on Saturday, Jan. 19 at the McPherson Complex, starting at 10 a.m. More than 1500 trees will be given away, including longleaf pine, red maple, dogwood, live Oak, common persimmon, chickasaw plum, and riverbirch. The trees are available on a first come, first serve basis. INDEX Bookmark................................ Cherrywood............................ Judis Journal.......................... Marion Landing..................... Oak Run.................................... OTOW........................................ CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & Businesses FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 2013 VOLUME 17 NUMBER 34 www.smcitizen.com BY JIM CLARK Editor Marion County Tax Collector George Albright has done what the state asked him to. In addition to his dispensing of auto tags and titles, he took on the driver license production for the state, and has gotten thing running smoothly. In fact, things run so smoothly that now some forces in the state want to remove the auto tag purchasing from his office. Albright was one of the county officials appearing before the Marion County Legislative Delegation on Jan. 8, and didnt mince words: This is a power play by the 3M company and the Department of Highway Safety. The 3M company is involved in the making of the tags. It doesnt make sense, Albright told the seven-member delegation, chaired by State Sen. Charlie Dean. If they thought enough of us to give us driver licenses, why do they want to take away tag and title? He also added, Why is there even a Department of Highway Safety? One of the things that was emphasized during the presentations was the protection of water. County Chair Kathy Bryant told the legislators, Protection of the aquifer will always be on our legislative agenda. She asked in the strongest possible terms for the county to have a seat at the table during discussions of Silver Springs. Ocala City Council member Daniel Owen asked the officials to clarify the law that is now the subject of a conflict between the city and the Marion County School Board. At issue is whether the schools have to pay stormwater fees to the city. Newly elected Supervisor of Elections Wesley Wilcox drew praise from State Rep. Dennis Baxley for the way the county election, under Dee Brown, was conducted, as opposed to long counts in other parts of the state. By 10 or 11 (p.m.) everybody knew (the election results in the county), Baxley said. There were young people who appeared, too, including representatives from Pace Center for Girls and some students who were part of a battle against the use of tobacco. One man spoke of the need for tougher penalties for those who collide with motorcycle, bicycles and pedestrians, and also called for tough texting-while-driving legislation. One woman spoke against the way her child was treated, saying he was denied water in a hot classroom. She criticized the school system for the way it handled the affair. (Editorial, Page 8)A32 ~ Friday, January 18, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Albright blasts state power play over tags Legislative roundup BY JIM CLARK Editor Workforce Connection is an agency that isnt known by everyone in the community, so Laura Byrnes, communications manager, tried to make it clear to members of the State Road 200 Coalition just what her group accomplishes. Byrnes spoke at the meeting on Monday, Jan. 14. Using a Power Point presentation, she showed the efforts of Workforce to bring job seekers and employers together. In her presentation, she noted, Workforce Connection is a business-led non-profit, non-partisan service for Citrus, Levy and Marion counties. She added that 50 percent of the board of directors had to be made up of people from private, for-profit firms. She added that the agency served 36,000 people and 1,600 employers last year. Funding is through the U.S. Department of Labor. There are no fees charged, either to individuals looking for jobs or businesses looking to fill jobs. He presentation showed a list of services for job-seekers: 50 plus free workshops monthly, skills/interest assessment, employability certifications, education/training assistance, online job posting and referrals, one-on-one consultations, resume and interview assistance, recruiting events and job fairs, job-search tips/resources, and fax, scanning, and copy services. All types of people are helped, she says, including displaced workers, U.S. military veterans, postsecondary students, seniors, youth, professionals and those with background issues. For employers, some of the services include Helping job seekers, employers Workforce Connection brings people together PHOTO BY JIM CLARKLaura Byrnes speaks to the State Road 200 Coalition about Workforce Connection. PLEASESEEWORKFORCE PAGE4 The U.S. Department of the Treasury today reported that 5 million checks continue to be mailed to federal beneficiaries each month. With just two months remaining until the March 1, 2013, electronic payment law goes into effect, the Treasury Department is urging Social Security and other federal benefit recipients to not delay and switch now to either direct deposit or the Direct Express Debit MasterCard card. Choosing direct deposit or the Direct Express card makes it easier, safer and more convenient for beneficiaries to receive their payments. Switching to an electronic payment is not optional its the law, said David Lebryk, commissioner of the Treasury Departments Financial Management Service. If you or a loved one still receive paper checks for your benefit payments, now is the time to switch. Its free and easy just call 1-800-333-1795 or visit www.GoDirect.org. Currently, approximately 93 No more mail Social Security going electronic PLEASESEESOCIAL PAGE4 Memorial for Jonah Hundreds gathered on the downtown square last week to remember Jonah Mendoza, a 6month-old boy who was recently killed by his mother. At the left is a collage of photos that were placed on a table for all to see. At the right is Jordan Mendoza, the boys father, who spoke to the crowd and, along with family and friends, thanked everyone for the support. More photos on Page 3.PHOTOS BY JIM CLARK *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. 000DQ06 1918 SW 17th St. AutoMaxOcala.com 352-401-0808 WE WANT YOUR VEHICLE! THESE ARE JUST A FEW OF OUR SPECIALS. VISIT www.automaxocala.com TO VIEW YOUR INVENTORY AUTOMAX WILL PAY UP TO $ 3 0 0 0 M O R E $ 3 0 0 0 M O R E $ 3,000 MORE FOR YOUR TRADE-IN Rates from 1.9% All prices and payments are with $0 down. Sign and Drive. No Games. No Gimmicks AutoMax will pay up to $3,000 over market value for most vehicles. Not Every vehicle will qualify CHEVROLET PAYMENT $194 AUTOMAX PRICE $12,880 M1120 2012 SONIC CHEVROLET 2012 CRUZE CHEVROLET 2012 MALIBU CHEVROLET 2012 IMPALA CHEVROLET 2012 EQUINOX CHEVROLET 2012 SILVERADO CHEVROLET PAYMENT $449 AUTOMAX PRICE $29,880 2012 TAHOE CHRYSLER GREAT BARGAIN PAYMENT $195 AUTOMAX PRICE $12,880 M1082 2012 200 CHRYSLER LIMITED, CHROME WHEELS PAYMENT $329 AUTOMAX PRICE $21,880 M1076 2012 300 CHRYSLER 2012 TOWN & COUNTRY AUTOMAX PRICE $17,880 M1085 PAYMENT $269 DODGE PAYMENT $269 AUTOMAX PRICE $17,880 M1036 2012 CHARGER DODGE PAYMENT $269 AUTOMAX PRICE $17,880 M504A 2012 JOURNEY DODGE PAYMENT $315 AUTOMAX PRICE $21,880 2012 DURANGO DODGE SXT, POWER DOORS PAYMENT $239 AUTOMAX PRICE $15,880 M959 2012 GRAND CARAVAN DODGE 2012 RAM 1500 FORD 2012 FOCUS FORD PAYMENT $225 AUTOMAX PRICE $14,880 M1070 2012 FUSION FORD 2012 MUSTANG FORD MUST SEE PAYMENT $269 AUTOMAX PRICE $17,880 M1042 2012 ESCAPE FORD SHARP VEHICLE PAYMENT $329 AUTOMAX PRICE $21,880 M978 2012 EDGE FORD XLT, V8 AUTOMAX PRICE $21,880 M995 2012 F-150 GMC SLT, LOADED AUTOMAX PRICE $22,880 M1074 2012 TERRAIN GMC SLT 2012 YUKON AUTOMAX PRICE $30,980 HYUNDAI GLS, AUTO AUTOMAX PRICE $12,280 M1115 2012 ACCENT HYUNDAI PAYMENT $215 AUTOMAX PRICE $13,880 M1102 2012 ELANTRA HYUNDAI GLS, AUTO PAYMENT $225 AUTOMAX PRICE $14,880 M1043 2012 SONATA HYUNDAI 2012 VELOSTER AUTOMAX PRICE $17,880 M1046 JEEP SPORT PAYMENT $225 AUTOMAX PRICE $14,880 M1118 2012 COMPASS JEEP SPORT AUTOMAX PRICE $14,880 M1108 2012 LIBERTY JEEP LAREDO, 12K MILES 2012 GRAND CHEROKEE AUTOMAX PRICE $23,880 M1075 KIA GREAT SMALL CAR AUTOMAX PRICE $11,880 2012 FORTE KIA PLUS MODEL AUTOMAX PRICE $14,880 M1084 2012 SOUL KIA SHARP VEHICLE 2012 AUTOMAX PRICE $16,280 M1081 KIA PAYMENT $222 AUTOMAX PRICE $14,680 M941 2012 SEDONA KIA PAYMENT $314 AUTOMAX PRICE $20,880 M936 2013 SORENTO NISSAN PAYMENT $225 AUTOMAX PRICE $14,880 M1006 2012 ALTIMA NISSAN PAYMENT $314 AUTOMAX PRICE $20,880 M608 2012 MAXIMA NISSAN 2012 QUEST AUTOMAX PRICE $17,880 M1005 PAYMENT $269 NISSAN PAYMENT $255 AUTOMAX PRICE $16,680 M1030 2012 ROGUE TOYOTA PAYMENT $218 AUTOMAX PRICE $11,680 M1069 2012 YARIS TOYOTA PAYMENT $195 AUTOMAX PRICE $12,880 2012 COROLLA TOYOTA LE, AUTO 2012 CAMRY AUTOMAX PRICE $16,880 PAYMENT $249 TOYOTA PAYMENT $359 2012 AVALON TOYOTA PAYMENT $269 AUTOMAX PRICE $17,880 2012 RAV4 TOYOTA PAYMENT $359 AUTOMAX PRICE $23,880 M1095 2012 TUNDRA 2WD VOLKSWAGEN LUXURY, LEATHER 2012 CC AUTOMAX PRICE $18,880 M1041 PAYMENT $284 VOLKSWAGEN PAYMENT $199 AUTOMAX PRICE $13,480 M1088 2012 JETTA SEDAN VOLKSWAGEN PAYMENT $225 AUTOMAX PRICE $14,880 M1009 2012 PASSAT GREAT MPG LT, LEATHER, LOADED PAYMENT $225 AUTOMAX PRICE $14,980 M991 LT, LOW MILES PAYMENT $219 AUTOMAX PRICE $14,580 M967 LTZ, LEATHER, SPOILER WHEELS PAYMENT $239 AUTOMAX PRICE $15,880 M898 AUTOMAX PRICE $12,680 M1101 PAYMENT $339 LT, LEATHER, LOADED LT, V8, LOW MILES PAYMENT $299 AUTOMAX PRICE $19,880 SEL PAYMENT $214 AUTOMAX PRICE $13,880 M1103 M1114 AUTOMAX PRICE $22,880 PAYMENT $345 HEMI, 20S, ONLY 4K MILES TOURING SHARP VEHICLE AUTOMAX PRICE $16,880 M1109 PAYMENT $255 CONVERTIBLE SHARP VEHICLE, 7K MILES OPTIMA PAYMENT $249 ALL NEW BODY STYLE AUTOMAX PRICE $23,880 SXT, 6 CYL SEL PAYMENT $269 PAYMENT $329 PAYMENT $345 PAYMENT $459 PAYMENT $225 PAYMENT $359 PAYMENT $219 PAYMENT $186 PAYMENT $225 GLS, AUTO V6, 3RD ROW S MODEL MOONROOF, LEATHER S AUTO LE, AUTO LIMITED, PEARL WHITE, MOONROOF M1123 M1086 ONLY 973 MILES, ALMOST NEW!



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BRIEFS 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. Additionally, The Ranch Fitness Center and Spa and On Top of the World certified fitness instructors will offer a variety of exercise demonstrations. 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.. Trees to be given awayMarion Soil and Water Conservation District hosts its third annual native tree give-away in recognition of Floridas Arbor Day on Saturday, Jan. 19 at the McPherson Complex, starting at 10 a.m. More than 1500 trees will be given away, including longleaf pine, red maple, dogwood, live Oak, common persimmon, chickasaw plum, and riverbirch. The trees are available on a first come, first serve basis. INDEX Bookmark................................ Cherrywood............................ Judis Journal.......................... Marion Landing..................... Oak Run.................................... OTOW........................................ _CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & BusinessesFRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 2013 VOLUME 17 NUMBER 34 www.smcitizen.com BY JIM CLARK EditorMarion County Tax Collector George Albright has done what the state asked him to. In addition to his dispensing of auto tags and titles, he took on the driver license production for the state, and has gotten thing running smoothly. In fact, things run so smoothly that now some forces in the state want to remove the auto tag purchasing from his office. Albright was one of the county officials appearing before the Marion County Legislative Delegation on Jan. 8, and didnt mince words: This is a power play by the 3M company and the Department of Highway Safety. The 3M company is involved in the making of the tags. It doesnt make sense, Albright told the seven-member delegation, chaired by State Sen. Charlie Dean. If they thought enough of us to give us driver licenses, why do they want to take away tag and title? He also added, Why is there even a Department of Highway Safety? One of the things that was emphasized during the presentations was the protection of water. County Chair Kathy Bryant told the legislators, Protection of the aquifer will always be on our legislative agenda. She asked in the strongest possible terms for the county to have a seat at the table during discussions of Silver Springs. Ocala City Council member Daniel Owen asked the officials to clarify the law that is now the subject of a conflict between the city and the Marion County School Board. At issue is whether the schools have to pay stormwater fees to the city. Newly elected Supervisor of Elections Wesley Wilcox drew praise from State Rep. Dennis Baxley for the way the county election, under Dee Brown, was conducted, as opposed to long counts in other parts of the state. By 10 or 11 (p.m.) everybody knew (the election results in the county), Baxley said. There were young people who appeared, too, including representatives from Pace Center for Girls and some students who were part of a battle against the use of tobacco. One man spoke of the need for tougher penalties for those who collide with motorcycle, bicycles and pedestrians, and also called for tough texting-while-driving legislation. One woman spoke against the way her child was treated, saying he was denied water in a hot classroom. She criticized the school system for the way it handled the affair. (Editorial, Page 8)A32~ Friday, January 18, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Albright blasts state power play over tags Legislative roundup BY JIM CLARK EditorWorkforce Connection is an agency that isnt known by everyone in the community, so Laura Byrnes, communications manager, tried to make it clear to members of the State Road 200 Coalition just what her group accomplishes. Byrnes spoke at the meeting on Monday, Jan. 14. Using a Power Point presentation, she showed the efforts of Workforce to bring job seekers and employers together. In her presentation, she noted, Workforce Connection is a business-led non-profit, non-partisan service for Citrus, Levy and Marion counties. She added that 50 percent of the board of directors had to be made up of people from private, for-profit firms. She added that the agency served 36,000 people and 1,600 employers last year. Funding is through the U.S. Department of Labor. There are no fees charged, either to individuals looking for jobs or businesses looking to fill jobs. He presentation showed a list of services for job-seekers: 50 plus free workshops monthly, skills/interest assessment, employability certifications, education/training assistance, online job posting and referrals, one-on-one consultations, resume and interview assistance, recruiting events and job fairs, job-search tips/resources, and fax, scanning, and copy services. All types of people are helped, she says, including displaced workers, U.S. military veterans, postsecondary students, seniors, youth, professionals and those with background issues. For employers, some of the services include Helping job seekers, employers Workforce Connection brings people together PHOTO BY JIM CLARKLaura Byrnes speaks to the State Road 200 Coalition about Workforce Connection. PLEASESEEWORKFORCE, PAGE4 The U.S. Department of the Treasury today reported that 5 million checks continue to be mailed to federal beneficiaries each month. With just two months remaining until the March 1, 2013, electronic payment law goes into effect, the Treasury Department is urging Social Security and other federal benefit recipients to not delay and switch now to either direct deposit or the Direct Express Debit MasterCard card. Choosing direct deposit or the Direct Express card makes it easier, safer and more convenient for beneficiaries to receive their payments. Switching to an electronic payment is not optional its the law, said David Lebryk, commissioner of the Treasury Departments Financial Management Service. If you or a loved one still receive paper checks for your benefit payments, now is the time to switch. Its free and easy just call 1-800-333-1795 or visit www.GoDirect.org. Currently, approximately 93 No more mail Social Security going electronic PLEASESEESOCIAL, PAGE4 Memorial for JonahHundreds gathered on the downtown square last week to remember Jonah Mendoza, a 6month-old boy who was recently killed by his mother. At the left is a collage of photos that were placed on a table for all to see. At the right is Jordan Mendoza, the boys father, who spoke to the crowd and, along with family and friends, thanked everyone for the support. More photos on Page 3.PHOTOS BY JIM CLARK *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. 000DQ06 1918 SW 17th St. AutoMaxOcala.com 352-401-0808 WE W ANT Y OUR VEHICLE! THESE ARE JUST A FEW OF OUR SPECIAL S. VISIT www.automaxocala.com TO VIEW YOUR INVENTORY AUTOMAX WILL PAY UP TO $ 3,000 MORE $ 3,000 MORE $ 3,000 MORE FOR YOUR TRADE-IN Rates from 1.9% All prices and payments are with $0 down. Sign and Drive. No Games. No Gimmicks AutoMax will pay up to $3,000 over market value for most vehicles. Not Every vehicle will qualify CHEVROLE T P A YMENT $194 AUTOMAX PRICE $12,880 M1120 2012 SONIC CHEVROLET 2012 CRUZE CHEVROLET 2012 MALIBU CHEVROLET 2012 IMPALA CHEVROLE T 2012 EQUINOX CHEVROLET 2012 SILVERADO CHEVROLET PAYMENT $449 AUTOMAX PRICE $29,880 2012 TAHOE CHRYSLER GREAT BARGAIN PAYMENT $195 AUTOMAX PRICE $12,880 M1082 2012 200 CHRYSLER LIMITED, CHROME WHEELS PAYMENT $329 AUTOMAX PRICE $21,880 M1076 2012 300 CHRYSLER 2012 TOWN & COUNTRY AUTOMAX PRICE $17,880 M1085 PAYMENT $269 DODGE P A YMENT $269 AUTOMAX PRICE $17,880 M1036 2012 CHARGER DODGE PAYMENT $269 AUTOMAX PRICE $17,880 M504A 2012 JOURNEY DODGE PAYMENT $315 AUTOMAX PRICE $21,880 2012 DURANGO DODGE SXT, POWER DOORS PAYMENT $239 AUTOMAX PRICE $15,880 M959 2012 GRAND CARAVAN DODGE 2012 RAM 1500 FORD 2012 FOCUS FORD PAYMENT $225 AUTOMAX PRICE $14,880 M1070 2012 FUSION FORD 2012 MUSTANG FORD MUST SEE PAYMENT $269 AUTOMAX PRICE $17,880 M1042 2012 ESCAPE FORD SHARP VEHICLE PAYMENT $329 AUTOMAX PRICE $21,880 M978 2012 EDGE FORD XLT, V8 AUTOMAX PRICE $21,880 M995 2012 F-150 GMC SLT, LOADED AUTOMAX PRICE $22,880 M1074 2012 TERRAIN GMC SLT 2012 YUKON AUTOMAX PRICE $30,980 HYUNDAI GLS, AUTO AUTOMAX PRICE $12,280 M1115 2012 ACCENT HYUNDAI PAYMENT $215 AUTOMAX PRICE $13,880 M1102 2012 ELANTRA HYUNDAI GLS, AUTO PAYMENT $225 AUTOMAX PRICE $14,880 M1043 2012 SONATA HYUNDAI 2012 VELOSTER AUTOMAX PRICE $17,880 M1046 JEEP SPORT PAYMENT $225 AUTOMAX PRICE $14,880 M1118 2012 COMPASS JEEP SPORT AUTOMAX PRICE $14,880 M1108 2012 LIBERTY JEEP LAREDO, 12K MILES 2012 GRAND CHEROKEE AUTOMAX PRICE $23,880 M1075 KIA GREAT SMALL CAR AUTOMAX PRICE $11,880 2012 FORTE KIA PLUS MODEL AUTOMAX PRICE $14,880 M1084 2012 SOUL KIA SHARP VEHICLE 2012 AUTOMAX PRICE $16,280 M1081 KIA P A YMENT $222 AUTOMAX PRICE $14,680 M941 2012 SEDONA KIA PAYMENT $314 AUTOMAX PRICE $20,880 M936 2013 SORENTO NISSAN PAYMENT $225 AUTOMAX PRICE $14,880 M1006 2012 ALTIMA NISSAN PAYMENT $314 AUTOMAX PRICE $20,880 M608 2012 MAXIMA NISSAN 2012 QUEST AUTOMAX PRICE $17,880 M1005 PAYMENT $269 NISSAN PAYMENT $255 AUTOMAX PRICE $16,680 M1030 2012 ROGUE TOYOTA PAYMENT $218 AUTOMAX PRICE $11,680 M1069 2012 YARIS TOYOTA PAYMENT $195 AUTOMAX PRICE $12,880 2012 COROLLA TOYOT A LE, AUTO 2012 CAMRY AUTOMAX PRICE $16,880 PAYMENT $249 TOYOTA PAYMENT $359 2012 AVALON TOYOTA PAYMENT $269 AUTOMAX PRICE $17,880 2012 RAV4 TOYOTA PAYMENT $359 AUTOMAX PRICE $23,880 M1095 2012 TUNDRA 2WD VOLKSWAGEN LUXURY, LEATHER 2012 CC AUTOMAX PRICE $18,880 M1041 PAYMENT $284 VOLK SW AGEN PA Y M E N T $199 AUTOMAX PRICE $13,480 M1088 2012 JETTA SEDAN VOLKSWAGEN PAYMENT $225 AUTOMAX PRICE $14,880 M1009 2012 PASSAT GREAT MPG LT, LEATHER, LOADED PAYMENT $225 AUTOMAX PRICE $14,980 M991 LT, LOW MILES PAYMENT $219 AUTOMAX PRICE $14,580 M967 LTZ, LEATHER, SPOILER WHEELS PAYMENT $239 AUTOMAX PRICE $15,880 M898 AUTOMAX PRICE $12,680 M1101 PAYMENT $339 LT, LEATHER, LOADED LT, V8, LOW MILES PAYMENT $299 AUTOMAX PRICE $19,880 SEL PAYMENT $214 AUTOMAX PRICE $13,880 M1103 M1114 AUTOMAX PRICE $22,880 PAYMENT $345 HEMI, 20S, ONLY 4K MILES TOURING SHARP VEHICLE AUTOMAX PRICE $16,880 M1109 PAYMENT $255 CONVERTIBLE SHARP VEHICLE, 7K MILES OPTIMA PAYMENT $249 ALL NEW BODY STYLE AUTOMAX PRICE $23,880 SXT, 6 CYL SEL PAYMENT $269 PAYMENT $329 PAYMENT $345 PAYMENT $459 PAYMENT $225 PAYMENT $359 PAYMENT $219 PAYMENT $186 PAYMENT $225 GLS, AUTO V6, 3RD ROW S MODEL MOONROOF, LEATHER S AUTO LE, AUTO LIMITED, PEARL WHITE, MOONROOF M1123 M1086 ONLY 973 MILES, ALMOST NEW!

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Friday, January 18, 2013 ~ 31 www.smcitizen.com 2~ Friday, January 18, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Impressionist, singer and performer Sally Langwah and Billy Elvis Lindsey will be bringing us another favorite celebrity impression show on Sunday, Feb. 3, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Lifestyle Center. Sallys Nashville Buddies shows have included tributes to Reba, Dolly, Wynonna, Patsy, Crystal, Minnie and Loretta; and Sallys 3 vocal octave range enables her to perform over 30 vocal impressions of superstars. She was recently honored in June with bookings for three shows at the American Merchant Marine Veterans 26th annual convention in Maryland; and Billy Lindsey has won numerous awards, most-recently winning the Elvis Extravaganza at the Florida State Fair in 2012, as well as Overall Champion and Fan Favorite. He is also the winner of the Ill Remember You Elvis contest at Live Oak and was crowned King of South Tampa by The Tampa Tribune. Tickets to this show are $6 each and are on sale in the Activities Office and at the Tuesday socials. Youre sure to have a very entertaining afternoon.Super Bowl partyAre you ready for some football? Cheer on your favorite team with Bill Wurst and friends on Feb. 3 in the Lifestyle Center beginning at 6 p.m. There will be lots of snacks along with hot dogs, sauerkraut, meatballs, wings, coffee and cake. Sign up at Tuesday socials or in the Activities Office during regular hours.Mah Jongg marathonThe annual Marion Landing Mah Jongg marathon is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 26. Plan to arrive at the Lifestyle Center at 9:45 a.m. as the game begins promptly at 10 a.m. We will break for lunch at noon, and then play resumes at 1 p.m., ending at approximately at 3 p.m. Please bring a cold salad to share for lunch; dessert, hot coffee and tea will be provided. Sign up on the sheet hanging on the Activity Wall and give $3 to Carolyn Salzlein for the prize fund by Jan. 22.Lessons availableLearn to play shuffleboard. Stop by the courts on Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. beginning Feb. 6. There are many techniques involved and skills that you can learn to make this game more interesting and enjoyable. Gene and Lina will be on hand to give you instruction and pointers on how to play the game. If youd like to prepare for some of the upcoming events like Senior Games, or if youd just like to participate in weekly games with your neighbors and friends, lessons for some popular games have been scheduled in February. Hand and Foot lessons begin Monday, Feb. 4, at 12:45 p.m. in the Great Room and will continue for the following three Mondays; Mah Jongg lessons will begin Thursday, Feb. 7, at 1 p.m. in the Library and will continue for the following four Thursdays; and Sequence lessons will be given on Friday evenings at 5:30 p.m. in the Great Room on Friday, Feb. 15 and will continue for the following two Fridays. You can sign up on the sheets hanging on the Activity Wall. If you have any questions about the games, a contact person is listed on the flyer. So why not take advantage of this opportunity to learn something new or to brush up on your skills? Its a great way to keep your mind active while socializing with others.New Years festivitiesMarion Landing residents ushered in the new year by celebrating with an evening of bowling and a sock hop featuring 50s and 60s music and dancing. The bowlers got together for a few games with snacks, prizes and friendly competition. This enjoyable evening was organized by Mary Jane Welsh and Sue Kiger with 40 bowlers participatCelebrity impression show scheduled for Feb. 3 Marion Landing Diane Bress Marion Landing Sock Hop organizer Merry Anne Krell, left, with helpers Toni Niemeyer and Joan Buzzek show off poodle skirts at the New Years Eve party. PLEASESEELANDING, PAGE29 000DMDQ 000DRWL

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Familial st atus includes children under the age of 18 living with p arent s or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newsp aper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real est ate which is in violation of the law Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newsp aper are available on an equal opportunity basis. T o complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing imp aired is 1-800-927-9275. Quiet Country Sett ing 3/2 on 2 acres mol Approx. 1750 sq f t LA front porch, Lg rear screened porch, Patio, 24x30 S teel Building, S teel Carport great for boat storage, etc. Fenced and crossfenced, Built in 2003 Nice Oaks, W ooded, Citrus S prings area only 20 Min. to Ocala $129,900 Call 352-302-6784 for appt. 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screening, recruiting and hiring; customized training programs, on-the-job training grants, financial incentives, tax credit information, labor market information and re-employment services. There is online job posting, application collection and screening and employer spotlight events. There is also custom business training, which may cover up to 100 percent of out-of-pocket costs, 400 plus licenses and certifications, training that can increase productivity and enhance market competitive, and help retaining skilled staff. There is on-the-job training for businesses with three or more full time employees, which includes 50 to 90 percent wage reimbursement. Workforce Connection is at 2703 N.E. 14th ST., in Ocala. Phone is 352-7321700, while there is a website at www.clmworkforce.com. The agency is also on Twitter at #workforceCLM.Friday, January 18, 2013 ~ 29 www.smcitizen.com 4~ Friday, January 18, 2013 www.smcitizen.com NORITAKE CHINA 7 pc setting, service for 12, Blue Haven Ptrn.,12 serving pcs. Mint Cond. $500. 352-347-3313 DUDLEYS AUCTION **Thurs Jan 10th** EST A TE ADVEN TURE AUCTION 3pm outside 6pm inside great auction with mix of furniture, tools, appliances, antiques, and more. THREE trailers to empty! www.dudleysauction. com 637-9588 10%BP Au2267 AB1667 Maine-ly Real Estate #381384 AWESOME JOBS!Now hiring 18-25 guys and gals. Travel entire USAw/ unique business group. $500 sign-on bonus. Call 877-853-7654 or 866-298-0163 www .sunshine subscription.com Just call and see how easy it is to make money with the classifieds. ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MAXIMUM 10 WORDS RUNSFOR 2 WEEKSFREE TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403 Executive AssistantTherapy Management Corporation (TMC), a multi-state preferred provider of Physical, Occupational and Speech therapy and a company committed to service excellence is seeking an Executive Assistant to the President & CEO. TMCs Home Office is located in Homosassa, FL. The ideal candidate must have a minimum of 3 yearsexperience as an Executive Assistant. Must have exceptional skills in Microsoft Office with an emphasis on Word and Excel. Please apply online @ www.therapymgmt. com or fax resume to 352.381.0212 LET US WORKFOR YOU!CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403SOUTH MARIONCITIZENCLASSIFIEDSGET RESULTS! TBOSS TherapistThe Centers is seeking Masters Level Therapist for TBOSS position in Citrus County. Must have min 2 yrs exp working with adults, children & adolescents providing individual, group & family therapy. Full benefits pkg DFWP/EOE/We E-Verify. Fax or e-mail resume to HR, the Centers, Inc., (352) 291-5580, jobs@thecenters.us For more info visit www.thecenters.us LET USWORK FORYOU!CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403South Marion CitizenClassifieds Get Results! Residential SA EducatorThe Centers is seeking an Educator to provide educational services to adolescents in our 24/7 residential substance abuse treatment facility in Lecanto. Teach lesson plans according to each countys requirements, i.e., math, social studies, science, English, etc. Assist individuals with special and specific needs, interactions and goals. Bachelors in field of Edu or Human Services & exp reqd. Middle School or HS level State of FLteaching certification preferred. Full benefits pkg DFWP/EOE/W e E-V erify Fax or e-mail resume to HR, The Centers, Inc., (352) 291-5580, jobs@thecenters.us For more info visit www .thecenters.us T odays Ne w Ads V ACA TION INCAPTIV A ISLANDCondo At South Sea Resort. Reasonable (352) 873-8648 Bnet CARE ManagerThe Centers is seeking a Bachelors level Care Manager to coordinate mental health svcs for children enrolled in Behavioral Health Network. Extensive travel required in Citrus & Hernando Counties. Use of personal vehicle reqd., State mileage rate pd. Work hours dictated by caseload. Please submit salary. Full benefits pkg DFWP/EOE/W e E-V erify Fax or e-mail resume to HR, the Centers, Inc., (352) 291-5580, jobs@thecenters.us For more info visit www .thecenters.us T odays Ne w Ads DINING ROOM SET seats 6. Oak w/ 4 padded chairs. $450 (352) 873-0803 ORANGE GOLF CART SEATS TWO, HEADLIGHTS & DIRECTIONS LIGHTS $2300 (352) 873-0803 Somebody else wants it!Got something special you no longer use? Sell it in the Classifieds. It may be just the perfect item to fill somebody elses need.TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403 T odays Ne w Ads T odays Ne w Ads LET US WORKFOR YOU!CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403SOUTH MARIONCITIZENCLASSIFIEDSGET RESULTS! ing, and everyone had a great time. The sock hop, featuring original 45 and 33 records spun by DJ Marty Krell, was organized by Merry Anne Krell, with the assistance of Linda Hefner. There were games, dance contests, and an evening of old-fashioned fun. A lot of hard work and planning goes into an event such as this, and it does not happen without a lot of helpers. Pitching in were Toni and Jim Niemeyer, Donna and Lee Reynolds, Joan and Pete Buzzek, Bob and Nancy Hallameyer, Lois and Don Norris, Rhea Rouquie, Pat Steel, John and Judy Alderson, and for setup, Larry Keables and Charlie Mock. Thanks to everyone who worked together for a memorable event.Decorating contest winnersThe results are in for the 2012 Marion Landing Holiday House Decorating Contest; and at the Jan. 8 Tuesday Social, the winners were announced and prizes awarded. There were 14 entries into the contest, all of which had wonderful displays. Residents voted for their favorite, and a tally of the 94 votes resulted in the following: third place was awarded to Armand Duquette; second place was awarded to Angela Olmeda; first place was awarded to Lina Vallejo. Thanks to those who participated in the contest, the residents who voted, and especially to Leta Simmons for organizing the contest and Harry Therien for taking the photos and printing them for display. Racing workshopJust in time for the trip to Tampa Bay Downs in February, Harry Therien will be holding a free workshop called How to Handicap the Races. He will teach you how to be a better handicapper by learning how to properly read the racing program, and by looking at past performance, how to place smarter and more logical bets. This workshop will be held on Saturday, Jan. 19, at 2 p.m. in the Lifestyle Center. The number of participants is limited, so sign up soon on the sheet posted on the Activity Wall.Sit and Be FitDont forget that the new Sit and Be Fit video exercise class is now being offered in the Lifestyle Center at 10 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. There are 20, half-hour episodes, which will rotate on a bi-weekly basis, all of which include a full body workout designed to strengthen, stretch and improve overall functioning of the body. The programs are upbeat and lively, featuring a variety of fun movements and music. The classes are free and are for Marion Landing residents and their guests only; no registration is required. Drop bywe hope to see you there. Sunday KaraokeDo you like to sing? Join John Winn for a couple of hours of fun singing Karaoke on Sunday, Jan. 20, at 2 p.m. in the Lifestyle Center. As long as theres interest, well continue Karaoke each Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m., unless another special event is planned. For more information, give John a call.Gentle YogaPractice gentle yoga and discover simple and effective poses to reduce stress and achieve optimal health, vitality and serenity. This class is led by fitness instructor Mary Pat Giffin and includes standing and seated poses to strengthen, stretch and improve balance. Format includes a chair; and please bring a mat for floor-work. Gentle Yoga meets Tuesdays at 11 a.m. in the Lifestyle Center. Each session is $5. Please sign up on the sheet posted on the Activity Wall.Travel newsIf you are interested in any of the trips listed below, details are available on the flyers posted on the Travel Board in the Lifestyle Center, or you may call 237-7152 for more information. Trips are open to the general public if space allows. There are only a few seats left for the trip to the spring training baseball game on Sunday, March 24. Its the Philadelphia Phillies vs. the Boston Red Sox at Bright House Field in Clearwater. Cost is $62 and includes round-trip bus from Ocala, reserved premium seats for the 1:05 p.m. game and tip for driver. Lunch is on your own in the ball park. Bus departs about 10:30 a.m. and, depending on the length of the game, returns approximately 6 p.m. Your non-refundable payment is due by Jan. 15, so reserve your seat before this trip sells out. See the Smoky Mountains and Pigeon Forge in the fall. Enjoy the fall foliage, great shows and meals on this seven day, six night excursion which includes 10 meals, six breakfasts and four dinners. Tour the Smoky Mountain National Park, visit downtown Gatlinburg, see many of the shows in Pigeon Forge such as Smoky Mountain Spry, Cirque de Chine, Smith Family, Hatfield McCoy Dinner Show, and more. Do you like to plan ahead? Then mark your calendar for Jan. 19 to 26, 2014 (yes, thats 2014) for a western Caribbean cruise on Freedom of the Seas. You will visit ports in Labadee (Haiti), Jamaica, Grand Cayman and Cozumel. More information is listed on the Travel Board. If youre thinking about taking a vacation in the spring of 2014, our Travel Club has made plans for a terrific European riverboat cruise on the Elbe River. Enjoy time in Berlin, Dresden, Wittenberg and Prague and includes seven nights aboard the M/S River Allegro, which was built specifically for cruising the Elbe, and was recently refurbished with the travelers needs and comfort in mind. More details on this spectacular trip are listed in the brochure posted on the Travel Board. Diane Bress is Marion Landings Activities Director and an employee of Leland Management, Inc. LANDINGCONTINUED FROM PAGE 2 PHOTO BY HARRY THERIENMarion Landing House Decorating Contest first place winner Lina Vallejo. Jan. 18, Friday, Fish or Shrimp Dinner 5 to 7 p.m., Jersey Cowboy and friends Karaoke 6-10 p.m. Jan. 19, Saturday, Chicken Alfredo 5 to 7 p.m., Timeless Motown, 6 to 10 p.m. Jan. 20, Sunday, Bar Bingo 4 to 6 p.m., Football in the Social Quarters. Jan. 21, Monday, Coney Dogs noon to 3 p.m. Jan. 22, Tuesday, Dart League 5:45 to 9 p.m., food specials 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 23, Wednesday, Membership Appreciation 3 to 5 p.m. Jan. 24, Thursday, Cards 1 p.m., Open Darts 5 p.m., Shuffleboard 7 p.m. Jan, 25, Friday, Fish or Shrimp Dinner 5 to 7 p.m., Blast from the past Rick Holland 6 to 10 p.m.West Marion Moose Lodge 2356, open for members and qualified guests, is located 10411 S.W. 110th St., one mile north of State Road 200 across from Oak Run entrance. Phone is 352-354-2200. West Marion Moose Lodge activities Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com SOUTH MARION Citiz en The South Marion Citizen is a free community newspaper covering news of communities in southwest Marion County including Oak Run, Pine Run, Palm Cay, On Top of the World, Kingsland Country Estates, Countryside Farms, Marion Landing, Majestic Oaks, Hidden Lake, Woods and Meadows Estates, Paddock Farms, Saddle Oak Club, Deer Creek, Cherrywood Estates, Hardwood Trails, Candler Hills, Country Oaks, and Harvest Meadows, among others. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Citizen: If your community is listed above and the Citizen is not delivered to your home and you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 200 Corridor, call 854-3986CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481 EditorJim Clark Circulation Barbara Jaggers Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean and Kristy Kaigan General Manager John Provost Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Deadline for classified ads :Deadline for display advertising : Tuesday 4 p.m. before publicationMonday 5 p.m. before publication READER SERVICES I want to get news in the Citizen.Call editor Jim Clark at 352-854-3986 or send by e-mail to editor@smcitizen.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Citizenoffice in Kingsland Plaza. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Member of the Community Papers of Florida WORKFORCECONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 percent of Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments are being made electronically. Converting the remaining paper check recipients to electronic payments will save American taxpayers $1 billion over the next 10 years. The Treasury Department published a final rule in December 2010 to gradually phase out paper checks for federal benefit payments. Since May 1, 2011, all people newly applying for federal benefits, including Social Security, SSI, Veterans Affairs, Railroad Retirement Board, Office of Personnel Management benefits and other non-tax payments, have had to choose direct deposit or the Direct Express card at the time they sign up for their benefits. March 1, 2013, is the final deadline by which all remaining federal benefit check recipients must receive their money electronically. The Treasury Departments Go Direct public education campaign is working with more than 1,800 partner organizations throughout the country to spread the message about the electronic payment rule and educate federal benefit recipients about their options. The campaign has developed and shared a variety of public service announcements, educational videos, check inserts and other materials to explain how electronic payments work and how to make the switch from paper checks. The videos and materials are available on the Go Direct campaign website at www.GoDirect.org. The Treasury Department has taken great strides to support and guide check recipients through the change to electronic payments, and were increasing our efforts significantly in the final two months before the deadline, Lebryk said. We have a team of friendly, helpful agents standing by at our call center, and many financial institutions, caregivers, senior services providers and advocates for people who are homeless or have disabilities have the necessary information and resources to help federal benefit recipients make the switch. Check recipients can sign up for direct deposit or the Direct Express card by calling toll-free 1-800-333-1795, visiting www.GoDirect.org, or talking to their local federal paying agency office. The process is fast, easy and free. By taking a few minutes to gather the necessary information ahead of time, most federal benefit recipients can sign up for electronic payments with one phone call. Individuals will need their Social Security number or claim number, their 12-digital federal benefit check number and the amount of their most recent federal benefit check. If choosing direct deposit, recipients also will need their financial institutions routing transit number, (often found on a personal check) account number and account type (checking or saving). There are no sign-up fees or monthly fees to receive benefits electronically. SOCIALCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Hospice seeks singersHospice of Marion County invites you to consider a unique volunteer service. We have a special choral group known as the Journey Singers that sings songs of healing and comfort at the bedsides of the ill or dying at the four Marion County Hospice Houses, private homes, and other selective venues. We offer a wide choice of music, including spiritual, secular and patriotic selections. If you can read music and sing a cappella (that is, without instrumental accompaniment), and have a compassionate heart, join us in this rewarding journey. Call 352873-7441 for more details. Read the classifieds today on Pages 29-30 00075X7 Clip and Save Clip and Save Clip and Save Clip and Save Grandfather Clock 352-873-7587 GRANDFATHER CLOCK REPAIR Service and repairs 43 years full time experience Specializing in floor clocks. 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Friday, January 18, 2013 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 28~ Friday, January 18, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Friday, Jan. 18 Ocala High 12 Club to meetThe Greater Ocala High 12 Club 665 will hold its monthly meeting on Friday, Jan. 18 at 11 a.m. at the Elks Club, 702 N.E. 25th Ave., Ocala. The speaker will be Capt. Jim Burton of the Marion County Sheriffs Office. It is always exciting to hear what is going on with Marion Countys finest. As we have become accustomed to, we will once again enjoy one of the Elks Clubs fine buffet lunches. Friends are always welcome. The cost is only $12 a person. All Master Masons and guests are invited to attend. Reservations are required. Call Bob Brady at 352-8549612 for reservations or further information.Saturday, Jan. 19 Magician at First CongregationalBrian LaPalme, the award-winning, world renowned magician, is bringing his magic show to First Congregational United Church of Christ, for a fundraiser, on Saturday, Jan. 19 at 2 p.m. LaPalme has entertained thousands of children and adults during a career that spans four decades. His magic shows garner rave reviews, and this is sure to be one performance you wont want to miss. Ticket prices are $3 for children 12 and under; adults $5. To purchase tickets, please call 352-5986272. If available, tickets may be purchased at the door 7171 S.W. State Road 200.Bat facts at Dunnellon LibraryFree to the public, Shari Blissett Clark will present a one-hour program to discuss bat facts, species diversity, environmental and economic benefits of bats. The meeting will be Saturday, Jan. 19 at 10:30 a.m. at the library meeting room, 20351 Robinson Road. The program is presented by Friends of the Library.Lions to host yard sale The Ocala 200 Lions Club is having a yard sale Saturday, Jan 19, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The sale will be in the parking lot of the Bank of the Ozarks, Friendship Plaza on State Road 200. All proceeds from the sale will go to community projects. For more information contact Bob, 352-861-2730.Ocala Lions Club Helps Families of VeteransOn Saturday, Jan. 19, the Ocala Lions Club will collect donations and personal care items to be given to the Fisher House Foundation in Tampa, Florida for families of veterans or military personnel who are being treated at a nearby military or VA medical facility. The event will be at the Big Lots store, 8600 S.W. State Road 200 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Fisher House, founded in 1990 by Zachary Fisher, provides a home-like facility for families to stay for brief periods of time to be near their loved ones undergoing medical treatment. Personal care items, such as shampoo or tooth paste/brushes, tissues, paper plates, paper cups and plastic food storage containers or bags are needed to help families needing to stay at Fisher House during this difficult time. Items may be purchased at Big Lots and monetary donations will be accepted. For further information about Fisher House, call 813-910-3000 or contact Bill Thomas at 352-291-2600 about the event.Scandinavian ClubThe Scandinavian Club of Marion County invites people of Danish, Finish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish decent to join us at our next meeting on Jan. 19 at 11:30 a.m. at the Ocala Hilton, 3600 S.W. 36th Ave. in Ocala. The menu will be choice of salmon or herbed chicken breast with roasted potatoes, salad, coffee and dessert. Entertainment provided by Glenn Lewis on the keyboard. The cost is $16 per person. Reservations and payment must be made in advance. Payment and meal choice must be received by Wednesday, Jan. 17, checks to be made out to Don Clauson and mailed to Don Clauson, 5901 S.W. 86th Place. Ocala, FL 34476. For further details call Jim Neate 352-687-1580, Don Clauson 352-861-1235 or Terry Rasmussen 352-3478362.Sunday, Jan. 20 Rose Society to meetThe Marion County Rose Society meets at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Marion County Ag Center Auditorium, 2232 N.E. Jacksonville Road (CR 200A), Ocala. Meetings are open to all who want to have fun learning about and sharing their love of roses. Visit www.marioncountyroses.org or call 352-751-0355. Read the classifieds Sunday is the official Inauguration Day for President Obama. However, as that date falls on a Sunday, the public swearing-in ceremony will be held on Monday. Its a time of celebration and parties for all with politics fading somewhat into the background. Likewise, todays Pun Alley tries a little to avoid politics while looking at some humorous quotes of previous presidents.Ronald ReaganI have left orders to be awakened at any time in case of national emergency, even if Im in a Cabinet meeting. I hope youre all Republicans. Speaking to surgeons as he entered the operating room following the 1981 assassination attempt.George W. BushThese stories about my intellectual capacity really get under my skin. You know, for a while I even thought my staff believed it. There on my schedule first thing every morning it said, Intelligence Briefing.Barack ObamaThere are few things in life harder to find and more important to keep than love. Well, love and a birth certificate. Many of you know that I got my name, Barack, from my father. What you may not know is Barack is actually Swahili for That One. And I got my middle name from somebody who obviously didnt think Id ever run for president.Jack KennedyI just received the following wire from my generous daddy: Dear Jack, Dont buy a single vote more than is necessary. Ill be damned if Im going to pay for a landslide. About a year after taking office, Kennedy said, When we got into office the thing that surprised us most was to find that things were just as bad as wed been saying they were.Herbert HooverBlessed are the young for they shall inherit the national debt. Sounds familiar, doesnt it? When asked what do retired Presidents do, he replied, We spend our time taking pills and dedicating libraries. Teddy RooseveltWhen they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer present or not guilty. I think there is only one quality worse than hardness of heart and that is softness of head.John Adams In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress.Bill Clinton Being president is like running a cemetery: youve got a lot of people under you and nobodys listening.Harry TrumanNever kick a fresh cow pie on a hot day.Calvin CoolidgeI found out early in life that you dont have to explain something you hadnt said. When asked by a visiting governor how he could see a long list of callers every day and still finish his days work, whereas the governor was at his desk until late at night, Coolidge said, Yes, but you talk back. Warren G. HardingWhen Will Rogers met President Harding, Rogers said, Mr. President, I would like to tell you all the latest political jokes. You dont have to, Will, said Harding with a touch of bitterness; I appointed them.Grover ClevelandWhile Grover Cleveland was having troubles with the Senate, one night he was awakened by a servant who said, Mr. President, there are burglars in the house! Cleveland opened his eyes and said, In the Senate, maybe, but not in the House. Woodrow WilsonA conservative man is a man who just sits and thinks, mostly sits.A political storyA union boss walked into a bar and was about to order a drink to celebrate Obamas victory when he saw a guy wearing a Romney for President button. So, he shouted to the bartender, Drinks for everyone in here, but not for the Republican. After the drinks were handed out, the Republican gave him a big smile and said, Thank you! in an equally loud voice. This infuriated the union boss so he again loudly ordered drinks for everyone except the Republican. As before, this did not bother the Republican. He continued to smile, and again yelled, Thank you! The union boss asked the bartender, What is the matter with that Republican? Ive ordered two rounds of drinks for everyone but him, and all he does is smile and thanks me. Is he nuts? Nope, replied the bartender. He owns the place. Looking at some humorous quotes of previous presidents Pun Alley Dick Frank Community calendar More on Pages 6-7 that his past experience had prepared him as an ordained minister. Is it possible that a higher power has directed Lt. Oldberg to Marion Oaks, where he will witness a growing community as the economy improves? Also honoring us was newly elected county commissioner Earl Arnett of District 5. Commissioner Arnett was most attentive to the wish list for Marion Oaks and indicated he will work closely with our commissioner Kathy Bryant on any matters before the full commission that affects Marion Oaks. As he left the building, our audience applauded their appreciation. The membership was briefed by the president on the status of the waterfall. He reiterated that the waterfall and two front walls have been transferred by The Deltona Corporation to our MSTU for General Services and recorded by the county. Deltonas further obligation is to power wash and seal the front walls. When that phase is completed, MOCA is required to cover the cost of the lettering on the two walls reading, Deed restricted community. Your board has approved the outlay of approximately $1,300 to purchase and install the lettering. Returning by popular demand: MOCA has signed a contract with the carnival company to sponsor the spring fling and carnival. The dates given by the Carnival people are April 4, 5, 6 and 7. The community enthusiastically supported the carnival last year and requested that we have them back. The carnival people have stated they will have a few new rides this year. All the Moms who expressed appreciation of the Carnival for their children last year can now budget to bring their family this year. MOCAs support of the Thanksgiving Day dinner on Nov. 21 was the relinquishing of our Bingo date so the event could take place (at an estimated value of $500) and our check for $250 toward the cost of the dinner. We also contributed $100 to Friends of the Marion Oaks Library for their 20th anniversary celebration to be held Jan. 26 in Building A. OAKSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 7 000DSN4 THEDRESSINGROOMOCALA @ YAHOO COM C ALL FOR C ONSIGNMENT I NFORMATION 352-237-5478 7256 SW 62 ND A VENUE S UITE 3, O CALA We Are The New Supplier For Habersham Candle Co. Flameless Candles CLOTHING 50% & 75% OFF AS MARKED ALL WINTER COATS 20% OFF ALL SLACKS 15% OFF WITH AD DESIGNER CLOTHING Chicos, Virgo II, Coldwater Creek, Jones New York, Ann Taylor, Krashetta Stenay, and many more! 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Friday, January 18, 2013 ~ 27 www.smcitizen.com Commercial & Residential Customized Service to Fit Your Needs S ENIOR D ISCOUNTS F REE E STIMATES Licensed Bonded Insured 352-861-0665 G LADYS C LEANING S ERVICE HOUSE/OFFICE CLEANING 000DT92 WWW GLADYSCLEANING COM 2008 2012 6~ Friday, January 18, 2013 www.smcitizen.com their brother Joseph. Call Rita Stotz to get details and a seat. The Bill Cosby Show, Trip 19, at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater on March 23 will be a laugh a minute, Cosby at his best and there are still a few tickets left. Call Eleanor and Rich Feltenberger for details. In Daytona on April 12 come on our Trip 20 called Light and Life of Ponce Inlet to experience a guided tour of the tallest lighthouse in Florida. Then we go aboard an excursion boat to see the tremendous variety of wildlife, look for the playful dolphins and many kinds of birds. Lunch is at a local restaurant at which a menu of seafood, salad or sandwiches is offered as part of the cost of the trip. Then go to a wildlife rehab center where they help the sea turtles and other wildlife get back to nature. Call Joann and Jan Flickenger. It is to the David A. Straz, Jr. Center in Tampa that we take Trip 21 on April 20. The music of the Gershwins is the centerpiece as we go to New York, Paris, Hollywood and New Orleans. S Wonderful is indeed wonderful. Call Frank and Shirley Semmelmayer.7-Night Eastern Caribbean getawayOak Run residents and their guests are welcomed to join Bob and Regine Lammon as we set sail to your favorite island destinations on the newest Solstice-class ship from Celebrity, the Reflection, March 29 to April 5, 2014. Celebrity is currently offering a special promotion through Jan. 27, 2013. For details, call Bob at 352-237-8720. OMI The Fun ClubThe first event for 2013 for the OMI (Ohio, Michigan, Indiana) Fun Club will be our Happy Valentines dinner / dance to be held on Feb. 7 at the Orchid Club. Our menu will be supplied by the Mojo Grill, which will include Mojo Cuban and Mojo Chicken sandwiches, black beans and rice, Caesar salad, and cookies for dessert. BYOB. Music will be provided for your dancing and listening pleasure by Solid Gold from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets will be on sale in the Orchid Club Lobby Jan. 17 and 24, from 9 to 11 a.m. Members $14, guests $15. Hope to see you there. Upcoming Events: Membership signup for 2013: Jan. 22 in the OC Lobby from 9 to 11 a.m. Our events for Name That Tune on April 11, and get your teams together for our first golf tournament on June 6, at the ROGC. More details in later notices. For more information call Ron at 352-694-3814.ORWGAThe weather may have hindered our Dec. 27 outing but several determined players managed to perform well enough to win first and second place in their flights: Flight A JoAnn Cohen, Kathy OConnel; Flight B LaVerne Browand, Linda Noel; Flight C Betty Scott, Mary Hart; Flight D Sharon Scrivens, Mary Golab. Closest to the Pin: LaVerne Browand. No Chip Ins. The results of the Jan. 3 low net tournament are listed in order of finish. Flight A: Kathy OConnell, Marge Rymarcsuk, Marti Babb. Flight B: Jennie Buccella, Phyllis Robinson, June Dickbernd. Flight C: Linda Noel, Terri Feeley, Kate Lott. Flight D: Sharon Scrivens, Delma Miller, Mary Golab. Closest to the Pin: Terri Feeley. Chip In: Kate Lott.Royal Oaks Womens 18 Hole GolfOn Tuesday, Jan. 8, we played 2 best balls of a four person team and the winners were: 1st Place Jan Tenannt, Joanne Ellis, Sally Crass, Mary Kay Frandsen; 2nd Place Elsa Berbig, Bea Terry, B. J. Lassiter, Barb Scozzafava; 3rd Place tie: Pat Blackburn, Dianna Love, Leslie Rizzo, Ginger Drake and the team of Noreen Salo, Maureen Edwards, Cindy Kocher and a blind. Closest to the Pin was Judie Lavadas. After playing golf, we had a delicious lunch served by Royal Oaks dining room and a brief business meeting to start off the new year. The 2012 year-end awards were presented and our club champion, Jan Tennant, was given a beautiful keepsake trophy.Royal Oaks Mens GolfOn Friday, Jan.11, the Royal Oaks Mens Golf Association held the first tournament of the new year. The format was a four man scramble hosted by Bill Ellin and Hal Loomis. The winners were as follow: White Tee Flight 1st place, Dawson, Elder, Kowalewski, Kelly, score 63; 2nd place, White, Blackburn, Terry, Owens, score 63; 3rd place, Dowling, Loomis, Albright, DeSalvo, score 64. Red Tee Flight 1st place, Cunningham, Topp, Valois, Spano, score 67; 2nd place, Weckstein, Feeman, Kennedy, Paller, score 68; 3rd place, Rizzo, Colatruglio, Simnowitz, Jakobsen, score 68. 60 players participated in this event. Following golf Royal Oaks served a buffet lunch in the pavillion. It was a beautiful day and a good time was had by all who attended.Royal Oaks Lady NinersOn Jan. 10 we played throw out one worst hole with full handicap. In A Group 1st. was Rae Stover. There was a three way tie for 2nd., Patty Waddell, Sally Crass, BJ Lassiter. In B Group 1st. was Vange Bell, 2nd. Joyce Madill, 3rd. IIene Simnowitz, 4th. Darlene Lamo. We had two chip-ins, Diana Schmidt and Sally Crass. Closest to pin 3 was Sally Crass. Just a reminder to sign up for our Sweetheart Scramble on Feb. 14. OAK RUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 25 Sunday, Jan. 20 Dancing encouraged at Jazz functionThe Ocala Jazz Society will host an afternoon of music at the VFW hall on Sunday, Jan. 20 from 2 to 5 p.m. Open to everyone, organizers say the, event offers incomparable musicians featuring great tunes for everyone and dancing is encouraged. A $3 donation is requested and benefits Hospice in memory of Bea Wilson, the founder of the Ocala Jazz Society. For more info call Diana, 352-237-0234.Monday, Jan. 21 Inauguration dance in OcalaCulminating week-long events honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Marion County residents are invited to join in the national celebration of the 57th inauguration of the president and vice president of the United States of America at a semi-formal dinner/dance to take place at the Ocala Hilton Hotel on Monday, Jan. 21. The cocktail hour begins at 6 p.m. with dinner to be served at 7. Events in our nations Capital will be simulcast and a cash bar will be available. Tickets are $50 per person with a maximum of 300 to be sold. They may be purchased by telephoning the Marion County DEC at 352-402-9494, Joyce Blake at 352-690-1740 or Sally Smith at 941-704-3494. Cash or checks should be made out to the Marion County DEC. You may also get them through Act Blue at www.MarionDems.org.Thursday, Jan. 24 Magnet school expo plannedWhat is a magnet school? Whats a magnet program? Can your child attend one in Marion County? What are the qualifications? Why do they even exist? If youve ever wondered about or considered such a program or school for your child, come learn whats so attractive about these highly-competitive programs at a special Magnet Expo set for Thursday, Jan. 24, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Marion Technical Institute (MTI), 1614 S.E. Fort King St. in Ocala. See exhibits from Dr. N.H. Jones Elementary and Madison Street Academy, Oakcrest Elementarys International Baccalaureate (IB) Program, ReddickCollier Elementarys Cambridge Program, Howard Middles AAIT (Advanced Academics Integrated Technologies) and IB Programs, North Marion Middles Cambridge Checkpoint Program, Belleview and North Marion Highs AICE (Advanced International Certificate of Education) Program, Forest Highs EMIT (Engineering, Manufacturing Institute of Technology) Program, Lake Weir and Vanguard High schools IB Programs, Dunnellon Highs Power Generation Academy, and West Port Highs MCCA (Marion County Center for the Arts) and Early College Programs. These are all magnet schools or programs in Marion County. MTI will also display its by-application-only programs to potential students and parents. No advance registration is required, and anyone from the public is invited to attend. For more information, call Expo Coordinator Julie Shealy at 352-671-7720.Saturday, Jan. 26 Book sale benefits wildlife sanctuaryA book sale to benefit Ocala Wildlife Sanctuary will be held Saturday, Jan. 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Winn-Dixie, 8445 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. Also, you may bring your aluminum cans for recycling.Two-day camellia showThe annual camellia show at the Pioneer Garden Club, 4331 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, will be Saturday, Jan. 26 and Sunday, Jan. 27. Admission to the camellia show is free, and there is plenty of free parking. The annual Ocala Camellia Society camellia show features award-winning blooms from across the southeastern United States. The public is invited to view the show from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Camellia plants will be available from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, or until supply runs out. For more information, please call 352-595-3365 or visit www.americancamellias.org and look for the Ocala Camellia Society web page.Saturday, Jan. 26 Book Lovers Ball at Marion Oaks LibraryJoin the celebratory fun and festivities as the Marion Oaks Public Library recognizes its 20-year anniversary with a Book Lovers Ball on Saturday, Jan. 26, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Marion Oaks Community Center (294 Marion Oaks Lane, Ocala). Children, adults and families will receive the royal treatment as they enjoy a variety of entertainment options including: music, games, crafts, door prizes and refreshments. Attendees, who may dress in costume or casually, will also be able to have their picture taken with special equine guests from Gentle Carousel Miniature Therapy Horses. The Marion Oaks Public Library has provided reading and educational materials to Marion County residents since 1992. The library joined the Marion County Public Library System in 1996. The Book Lovers Ball is sponsored by the Public Library System in cooperation with the Friends of the Marion Oaks Public Library. For more information about this and other Public Library System events, visit http://library.marioncountyfl.org or call 352-671-8551.Monday, Jan. 28 Retired nurses to meetThe Citrus Marion Chapter of the Florida Registered Nurses Retired (RNR) will meet at the Inverness Golf and Country club on Monday, Jan. 28. Sign-in for the meeting starts at 11 a.m. The speaker will be Dr. Attangi from the Citrus Memorial Heart and Vascular Center who will speak on Vascular Disease. Our charity will be Guardian Ad Litem. Retired nurses wishing to attend should call Mary Jane at 352-726-6882 or Gladys at 352-854-2677 by Wednesday Jan. 23.Tuesday, Jan. 29 Breast cancer support groupThe Breast Cancer SOS (Sisterhood of Survivors) Support Group meets the last Tuesday of each month at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St., Rm 235 (Multipurpose Room) at 1 p.m The meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 29 will be off-site at Stone Creek Grille, 9676 SW 62nd Loop, with lunch at noon and a trip to All About You Boutique at Six Gun Plaza. We will car pool to lunch, meeting at the church parking lot at 11:30 a.m. You may also drive yourself, but please call Gail Tirpak at 352-291-6904 if you are interested in attending so she can inform Stone Creek Grille and All About You with the number to plan on.Friday, Feb. 1 Three-day coin showThe Ocala Coin Show has moved to a new location. It will be held at the Circle Square Cultural Center in On Top of the World, on Feb. 1, 2 and 3. There will be 56 dealers and more than 100 tables. There will be two grading services on site with free appraisals and taking orders to slab coins. There is free admission and free parking, and hourly door prizes and a gold and silver raffle. Hours are Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, contact Rich Selvar, bourse chairman, at 352-748-5225.Sheriff holds rib saleThe Marion County Sheriffs Office is holding its annual United Way Super Bowl Rib Sale on Friday, Feb. 1, from noon to 6 p.m. Tickets are available for $15 per slab and can be picked up at the Sheriffs complex located at 692 N.W. 30th Ave. in Ocala. Delivery is also available. For tickets and more information call Jennifer Lowe at 352-368-3598. Saturday, Feb. 2 Rally for Life at Queen of PeaceThe Ocala Rally for Life 2013 will take place on Saturday, Feb. 2 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in front of Queen of Peace Catholic Church by the crosses commemorating the babies who have died from legalized abortion these past 40 years since Roe v. Wade made abortion on demand the law of the land. Please note the change of venue from previous years. The rally will not be held downtown as usual, but rather in front of Queen of Peace as the visibility to the public will be better and the witness of the church more powerful. 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Friday, January 18, 2013 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 26~ Friday, January 18, 2013 www.smcitizen.com TO ADVERTISECall854-3986 ADVER TISING This weeks puzzle answers Sunday, Feb. 3 Musicale at First CongregationalA Sunday Afternoon Musicale will take place on Feb. 3 at 3 p.m., at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 7171 S.W. State Road 200. Church members and friends of the church will sing, dance (well, move) and play their way through an afternoon of music and fun. Admission is free, however, an offering will be taken to help support our music program. This years theme is Love Is In The Air. The choir will sing a medley of Cole Porter love songs in honor of Valentines Day, and there will be a variety of solos, duets and instrumentals.German Americans to meetThe German American Club of Marion County will hold its annual Fasching Party on Sunday, Feb. 3, from 2 to 6 p.m., at the Marion Oaks Community Center. Tickets are $10 per member and $15 per non-member. For tickets, call Barb Hartmann at 352-751-4207.Gospel choir at Ocala WestThe Bethune-Cookman University Inspirational Gospel Choir will be in concert at Ocala West United Methodist Church on Sunday, Feb. 3 at 3 p.m. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St. For information call 352-854-9550. Thursday, Feb. 7 Collingsworth Singers at Ocala WestThe Collingsworth Family Singers will be in concert at the Ocala West United Methodist Church on Thursday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. Enjoy an evening of family worship, piano, and praise. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St. For more information, call 352-854-9550. Saturday, Feb. 9 Yard sale at CountrysideThe annual yard sale will be held in Founders Hall at Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala on Saturday, Feb. 9 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. White elephant, linen, clothing, jewelry, homemade bake sale, tools, toys, small furniture, holiday decorations, books, videos, CDs and much more. For information, call the church at 352-237-4633. THOMAS JEFFERSON: T he Art of P ower B y J on Meacham In this fresh look at our third president, Thomas Jefferson, journalist-turned-biographer Jon Meacham evaluates, reevaluates, ponders, tosses out and shores up what has been previously written about this colossal figure. An insider with his finger on the pulse of D.C. Meacham saw 2012 as the right time to highlight Jeffersons skills as a practicing politician, one who could maintain his ideals yet still act pragmatically. Jefferson understood a timeless truth, Meacham writes, that politics is kaleidoscopic, constantly shifting, and the mornings foe may well be the afternoons friend. Early biographers assessed Jefferson rather harshly, calling him a hypocrite, a slave owner who sired children with his slave Sally Hemings. On the issue of slavery Jefferson remained silent. Although he favored emancipation he thought that it could trigger a racial war. Nor did he envision the two races living freely side by side. Rather, he believed exile was the only answer. Others saw hypocrisy in his willingness to relax his scruples once he was president. But Meacham sees this less as hypocrisy than recognition that effective government sometimes demanded action at odds with philosophical belief. In the end the grand sweep of Jeffersons life belies such criticism. At age 26 he sketched the first design for Monticello and later drew up plans for the University of Virginia. At 33 he drafted the Declaration of Independence that defined the fundamental liberties at the heart of democracy. He served his country well--as governor of Virginia, ambassador to France, secretary of state, vice president and president. In short, he was seldom out of the political arena. Meacham adroitly sets up vivid scenes between Jefferson and his arch enemy Alexander Hamilton, Treasury secretary. To Jefferson, Hamiltons ties to the British were alarming. His greatest fear for the young republic was a return to monarchy. Some historians have seen this as paranoia but Meacham weighs in on the side of it being a legitimate fear. The author balances the consensus view that Jefferson was a visionary framer and founder with the claims of his critics and skeptics and he gives us a thoroughly readable biography. A fresh book about our third president Bookmark Pat Wellington BY RICK DENNISON PresidentIts a new year and a fresh beginning for the recently installed officers and board of directors pledging to continue serving as the custodians of our community. Serving in this capacity is on a voluntary basis and not paid out of your tax dollars. We need your annual dues of $7 per person to cover our costs to respond to deed restriction complaints, cover the cost of gasoline, maintenance, licenses, etc., for the pick-up truck owned by MOCA and used by our volunteers to make these calls. MOCA has no paid employeesonly volunteers. 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Friday, January 18, 2013 ~ 25 www.smcitizen.com Congress demonstrated finesse by hiding a pot of gold for friends and supporters in the 2012 fiscal cliff rescue bill. The objective of the bailout was more spending money for our purportedly taxstarved federal government. The fiscal cliff legislation increases income taxes on the wealthy and continues lower taxes for middle-income taxpayers. The comforting misnomer of the legislation is The American taxpayer relief act, Lobbyists would characterize the no-tax and low-tax exemptions hidden in the bill as insignificant a few billion dollars, more or less. Congress can rationalize hiding such goodies as shielding sensitive taxpayers from unnecessary concern over business as usual. Having secured sought-after additional revenue, the White House made no complaint about allowing multinational companies to continue not paying taxes on income of their overseas subsidiaries. The bill includes extension of a tax-exemption for financing banks and builders of offices and apartments in the Manhattan 9/11 recovery zone. The exemption was intended to aid small businesses. Congress and the White House decided banks and brokers are just as needy as coffee shops and newspaper stands. Off-shore lending by banks and businesses also received an extension of tax exceptions, so they can continue not paying taxes on interest income from lending. Film and television producers are also considered needy. Their expense exemptions were extended, because reduction of their tax obligation is a mere $150 million loss of government revenue. Railroads were found deserving of tax credits for track maintenance. The cost is only $100 million. Isnt track maintenance a routine cost of railroading? To be fair to other forms of transportation, a seven-year recovery period for the costs of building motorsports facilities was also extended. Is NASCAR transportation? Out of concern for mine workers, government will continue tax incentives for safety equipment and safety training. Arent those also ordinary costs of doing business? Other deserving recipients of rainbow support were rum distillers of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, electric scooter and electric vehicle manufacturers, and energy efficient appliance makers. Rounding out the hodgepodge of government kindness are credits for wind energy expenses, development credits for American Samoa, support for coal mining on tribal lands, and extension of milk subsidy programs. Its all there in black and white. From time to time hustlers publish magazines offering secrets for getting easy money from the federal government -legally and without work. Our-hyper sensitive fraud antenna dismisses such hustles. People who discover oil in their back yard arent likely to encourage neighbors to dig holes. Harvesting easy money in Washington requires hiring wellpaid lobbyists who know how to create rainbows which lead to a pot of gold. How does this kind of chicanery happen right under our collective noses? Quite simple: While 90 percent of citizens disapprove of the way Congress operates, ninety-one percent of Congress people get re-elected. Nothing will change until we make more changes. www.smcitizen.com 8~ Friday, January 18, 2013 It was a very emotional evening last Thursday on the Ocala Downtown Square. More than 300 people gathered to remember a little boy who was taken from this life by an act of violence. Six-month-old Jonah Mendoza was killed on Jan. 4 when his mother, Melanie Reyes, shot him in their home in the Fountains development in northwest Ocala. Reyes then shot herself. Initial reports said she was expected to survive, but she was put on life support and then died the following Tuesday morning. The boys father, Jordan Mendoza, did not live in the same house. Friends and relatives put together the service on the square, which started with people just visiting and talking in the area, continued with various folks making short statements, and ended with six minutes of silence, one for each month of his life, as people held candles. The phrase most often heard was directed at Jordan: I cant even begin to understand what youre going through. During one point when a poem was being read, Jordan left the stage in front, walked to the back of the gazebo and just stared out toward the Boulevard. He came back shortly after and, when the ceremony was about to end, gave a little talk, thanking everyone, saying he was thankful that so many people care. He said the incident cut me deep. He added that he loved my son so much, and said Jonah remained somewhere in his heart. Some of the other phrases that people used during their short talks included May the angels protect him in heaven, and were happy we live in a community where the people can come together. The event included a pair of tables filled with two collages of photos of Jonah, and also had another table where people could write messages of condolence. At the urging of parents, even some tiny children took pen in hand to leave a note. There were also jars for donations to help with the funeral, which was to be Saturday at Wyomina Park Baptist Church, with burial in Good Shepherd Cemetery. Reyes name was only mentioned once, by one speaker who said she was also remembered in prayers. Although the giant Christmas tree was not lit and was being taken down, all the other holiday lights were still on, illuminating the square during the ceremony. Included in those decorations were the thin lights that give the appearance of falling from the trees. One speaker called those lights tears from heaven. But artificial tears werent needed. There were plenty of real ones to go around.Jim Clark is the editor of the South Marion Citizen. PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOSTEDITOR: JIM CLARK Citizen The opinions expressed in South Marion Citizen editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper.Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board.Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns.Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 854-3986.All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via e-mail. Names and communities will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out.We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Not all contributions are printed.Letters longer than 550 words may be regarded as columns and printed on a space-available basis, and writers will be limited to one contribution per week. The deadline is one week prior to each Fridays issue.Send letters to: The South Marion Citizen Editor, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@smcitizen.com. The effort of the Marion County Legislative Delegation to hear from the residents of the area about needs in state government is, on its face, a good idea. People get to present all sorts of items to the seven legislators. However, the process of holding this hearing is seriously flawed and needs work. There are two major problems, as we see it. One is the location, the other is the agenda. The location has recently been the Klein Center at the College of Central Florida. The facility itself is adequate, although there were some problems with the speaker system at last weeks hearing. Getting there is another issue. The hearing is scheduled in the middle of a school day, when parking is at a premium. One of two things happens: Either the people attending have to park a great distance away and walk to the meeting hall, or the people attending get lucky and find a good place to park, thereby displacing some students who are looking for a space to leave their vehicles when they go to class. There are two possible solutions. One is to hold the event when classes are not in full session, say, on a Saturday. Yes, we know, working on Saturday is probably not what our legislators want to do, but it should be for the convenience of the people. The other solution would be to find another site, such as the Cultural Center at On Top of the World. That would have just as much, if not more, room for everyone to park and attend. As to the agenda, we feel its backward. The meeting starts with representatives of local governments and agencies that already receive some state funds telling the legislators how good theyve been in the past and please keep the money coming. Many of them go over the allotted time, in last weeks case four minutes. Last week, it was nearly three hours before the first regular people who were there privately to appear. Their four minutes was strictly enforced, to a point where one said, when told to stop, No, I timed it, its only three minutes, and she kept on going. We feel that the real people should get to go first. Most of the agency reports came from people who are paid to be there they can sit and wait for a while. But other folks, especially those who arent retired, might be taking time off from work to appear. More consideration should be shown to them. Finally, there were no breaks. From time to time most people, including the legislators, had to get up and leave for a minute. A 10-minute nature break in the middle of the afternoon might have been the prudent thing to do. Then everyone could comfortably listen to all the presentations.S UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Legislative hearing needs some work An emotional evening for Jonah Jim Flynn Columnist A rainbow appeared over the fiscal cliff Jim Clark Editor READER OPINIONS INVITED LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Fraud safe havenTo paraphrase Hamlet: "Something is rotten in the county of Marion. It is a safe haven for unlicensed residential contractors and developers with intent to defraud. Favored targets are seniors in communities with developer controlled associations. Most of the associations are properly operated but some exceptions severely impact the senior victims causing financial ruin and foreclosure. Residential contractors need four years of experience, three examinations and state board licensing required by Chapter 489. There are no requirements to become a developer. Purchasing a home with a developer controlled Chapter 617 not-for-profit and Chapter 720 residential community association locks the buyers membership into dictatorship for eternity. For an unlicensed contractor or developer, it is easier and much more profitable to blatantly ignore the laws and replace them with fraud, felony theft, threats, discrimination and racketeering. Statutes are not enforced and homeowners have virtually no voting power or representation. The breach of fiduciary responsibility provides perpetual unjust enrichment to the developer. It has been reported that Florida has a long-standing reputation for being ethically challenged while leading the nation in convictions for public corruption. And the Ocala PLEASESEELETTERS, PAGE9 Palm Grove will be the scene of the Mardi Gras dance on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 6:30 to 11 p.m. featuring Eddie Shannon and Co. Ticket sales will be Monday, Jan. 28, from 8 to 10 a.m. in the card room of the Orchid Club and Tuesday, Jan. 29, 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; please, no cash. Do You Remember?Tune in channel 12 for Len Teitlers presentation of the Upper Midwest Clubs Jan. 1, 2013, Polar Bear Party, narrated by Anna Boodee. Also included will be entertainment by magician Brian LaPalme. It will air daily following FYI at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. from Jan. 18 to Jan. 25.Baby Boomers February DanceTicket sales for the Oak Run Baby Boomers dance on Feb. 2 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at the Palm Grove will be at the Orchid Club on Saturday, Jan.19, and Saturday, Jan. 26, from 9 to 11 a.m. Cost is $5 for members and $7 for guests. Make check payable to ORBB. For more information call Brian and Darlene Lamo at 352-857-2024.Karaoke ClubThe Karaoke Club will be hosting a Sock Hop on Sunday, Jan. 20, from 7 to 9 p.m. Get out your poodle skirts and leather jackets and come on down to the Orchid Club for some singing and dancing and just hanging out. Bring your own beverage of choice and some snacks. Cost is $5 at the door. DJ Rick Rodriques will play the music of your choosing. No membership is required. Any questions please call Dennis or Jae Ann Witzgall at 352-615-8731 or 352-6158794.Renaissance WomenRenaissance Women will meet at Palm Grove on Sunday, Jan. 27, at 2 p.m. to discuss future activities. All women of Oak Run, regardless of marital status, are welcome. We will be lunching at Ivy House, 917 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, at 11:30 a.m Wednesday, Jan. 30. Call Norma at 352-854-1910 for reservations. Southern States ClubSouthern States Clubs first meeting of 2013 is on Valentines Day, Feb. 14, at 6 p.m. at Palm Grove. The Mojo Grill is catering a buffet of chicken cordon bleu, mashed potatoes, green beans, and salad along with a sampler of their famous Cuban sandwich and blondies for dessert. We are thrilled to introduce you to Suzie Casta, a popular entertainer in The Villages. She will be singing your favorite hits from yesterday and today. Her voice and repertoire are amazing! Ticket sales will be Jan. 28 and Feb. 4 at the Orchid Club from 9 to 11 a.m. Member tickets are $15; guests are $18. Note that dues for 2013 of $6 per person may also be paid on these dates by separate check. Please join us in welcoming Bob Frese and Polly Mentzer who will be cochairing the setup/decoration committee. We appreciate the years of service that Paul and Emily Pike volunteered in this role and thanks to Sandy Vassar who supported the ticket sales team. We are grateful to the remaining board who will be serving another year. Hope you join us for a perfect Valentines Day Dinner Dance. If you have any questions regarding Southern States, contact Bob Canning (352-8548015).Performing Arts CompanyAnother couple in PACORs play The Odd Couple are the Klatts, Diane as Florence Unger and Lenny as Manolo Costazuela. Diane started acting in elementary school and has enjoyed acting and dancing ever since. Shes appeared in plays at Stage West in Spring Hill and many plays here in Oak Run. Her favorite role was Bunny Sutherland in Hallelujah Girls. Lennys first adult role was as Don Quixotes horse in Man of LaMancha (not the hind quarter). He has appeared in many productions in Oak Run and Ocala area theatres including Ocala Civic Theatre. His favorite roles were the Grinch in Seussical the Musical and Curly in Oklahoma. They are unique in our group since they both have full time occupations yet manage to attend all of our rehearsals. Len is a lawyer with offices down State Road 200 a piece. Diane keeps the office running efficiently with the aid of her mother Anna Russo who is also a member of PACOR. So their family is an example (to borrow a phrase) of those who play together stay together. Tickets continue selling at a brisk pace and once again we urge you to get yours early for the best seats. For information on dinner show tickets call Shari Weber at 352-854-0116; for all other performances Linda Noel at 352873-9908. The dinner theatre is on March 21, regular performances on the 22nd through the 24th in the Palm Grove Auditorium. This promises to be one of Neil Simons funniest shows ever !!Tuesday is Bingo NightCome and join your friends and neighbors for a fun night of bingo. Doors open at 3 p.m., cards sales are from 4 to 5:45 p.m., games begin at 6 p.m. A reminder that no one under 18 years of age is allowed in the Orchid Club during games. All residents and overnight guests must wear visible name tags or pool tags The snack bar will be open. Come and join the fun. Bingo is currently in need of volunteers to help. Please contact Dee Spath at 352-237-9364. Oak Run Travel We have only 2 tickets remaining for Trip 9 to the Peabody Auditorium in Daytona on Feb. 12. Hooray For Hollywood features the most famous songs and dance moments of the last 50 years of movie history. Call John and Marion Mowen for more information. Our Trip 16 to Hard Rock in Tampa on March 13 still has a few seats. Call Wayne and Howardean Kruger to assure your spot. A change by the Hard Rock went into effect on Jan. 1; they will give $30 toward play and no food coupon. Tickets are also available for Trip 18, Joseph and the Amazing Dream Coat, at the Show Palace on March 17. In addition to a great buffet youll enjoy this wonderful musical about Joseph and his prophetic dreams which take him to Egypt and many adventures. 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Friday, January 18, 2013 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 24~ Friday, January 18, 2013 www.smcitizen.com ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Guess what, Lamb? Youre about to experience a new perspective on a situation you long regarded quite differently. What you learn could open more opportunities later. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) The Bold Bovine is tempted to charge into a new venture. But it might be best to take things one step at a time, so that you know just where you are at any given point. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Its a good time to go on that fun getaway youve been planning. Youll return refreshed, ready and, yes, even eager to tackle the new challenge that awaits you. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) The Moon Child loves to fantasize about magical happenings in the early part of the week. But the sensible Crab gets down to serious business by weeks end. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) What goes around comes around for those lucky Leos and Leonas whose acts of generosity could be repaid with opportunities to expand into new and exciting areas of interest. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Your concern about your job responsibilities is commendable. But you need to take some quiet time to share with someone who has really missed being with you. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Aspects favor getting out and meeting new people. And as a bonus, you might find that some of your newly made friends could offer important business contacts. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) You might take pride in wanting to do everything yourself. But nows a good time to ask family members to help with a demanding personal situation. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Pay more attention to the possibilities in that workplace change. It could show the way to make that long-sought turn on your career path. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Your need to succeed might overwhelm obligations to your loved ones. Ease up on that workload and into some well-deserved time with family and friends. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Love rules for amorous Aquarians who can make good use of their ability to communicate feelings. Dont be surprised if theyre reciprocated in kind. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Fishing for compliments? No doubt, you probably earned them. But its best to let others believe they were the ones who uncovered the treasure you really are. BORN THIS WEEK: Your good works flow from an open, generous heart. Nothing makes you happier than to see others happy as well. area recently had the dubious distinction of the second-highest foreclosure rate among metropolitan areas in the United States. A mortgage company holding local mortgages has a Tampa law firm owning a company hiring lobbyists to influence legislators for the law firm's sole foreclosure financial benefit, while being investigated for fraud and racketeering. One troubled community involved an unlicensed contractor, the president of a bank closed by federal regulators, an attorney disbarred for misappropriation of funds and a licensed manager with a real estate broker license revoked for fraud. Nothing has been done to help the victims. A senator recently remarked: Ask the Attorney General to seat a Special Prosecutor and convene a State Wide Grand Jury for corruption and ask for the Governor's support. Folks who do things like this ought to go to jail. That's the law." Undoubtedly there is unencumbered and ongoing pattern of activities constituting racketeering and still nothing has been done. Lack of enforcement and prosecution perpetuates the fraud. The elected state attorney for 24 years posts that he is committed to advocate for the interest of all victims and hold offenders accountable. The state attorney has not fulfilled his commitment. Again, nothing has been done to help the victims. Clearly, there is no consideration for the victims at any level. With a home purchase come the indisputable rights to peaceful enjoyment and equal protection under the law. Our new sheriff is encouraged to expeditiously assemble a task force for serious investigation and prosecution of developer and community association corruption and racketeering in Marion County. Don Kronen Victim and licensed community association managerThe shootings: Fear vs. attitudeI believe the reason for those shootings was fear. I believe all the shootings were caused by fear. For us to solve these shootings we need to find the causes of the fear. If we are taught at an early age that there are people out there that hate you and are out there to hurt you, you will develop fear. If we are taught to do the right thing because it is the right thing to do; then we will eliminate a lot of fear; because people will be too busy fixing things and doing things for the betterment of others. Thats a positive attitude that promotes caring and sharing and positive doings and attitudes alleviate fear and create harmony and harmony creates great things. Should we involve those troubled people in doing great and positive things; we will create a better place to live; we will have more enjoyment of what life is all about. Yes, by helping others, we help ourselves. Amen to that! Phil Moherek OcalaNavy, Air Force snubbed I think it's common knowledge, the Korean War Memorial in Washington, D.C., depicts only soldiers. I noticed recently there is a traveling replica of this memorial and I feel all Navy and Air Force veterans should be offended. It's interesting, that it's felt the Afghan war is our longest war in our history. Wrong. We have never signed a peace treaty with North Korea, so we are still, officially at war with North Korea. Another interesting note is, I was discharged from the Navy on November 27, 1953, after serving on the USS Leyet CV-32 for 21/2 years, during the Korean War. When I got home, I tried to become a member of the American Legion, but was told they wouldn't have me, because I didn't serve during a war, as Korea was considered a "Police Action." What a laugh! Well, so much for the American Legion. I wrote an article to a local newspaLETTERSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 per, which was printed, in May 2012 about the first African-American pilot the Navy ever had. He flew F4U Corsairs with VF32 flying air-strikes against North Korea from the Leyte. On Dec. 4, 1950, Ensign Jesse L. Brown was shot down by ground fire over Hagaru-ri, North Korea and lost his life. Some police action, Huh? In 1973 a destroyer, The USS Jesse L. Brown, DD 1089 was christened and named in his honor, by his wife Daisey. Now, having been a printer aboard ship, I had to print all the memorials of pilots and airmen who lost their live serving on the Leyte. That was no picnic. Then on Oct. 16, 1953, while tied up at the dock in the Boston Navy yard, the port catapult room exploded, followed by a second explosion, and 36 men, 32 sailors and four civilian workers were killed. I guess the Navy, or the Leyte, weren't important during the Korean War, to be included in the Korean Memorial. Maybe the Navy or Air Force weren't important on D-Day either. Bill Ford, Oak RunYohos voteLast week's editorial condemning Ted Yoho's vote against appropriating money for the victims of storm Sandy was spot-on. Yoho and others will make the usual excuses for the vote---he is against the attached pork, it is not the job of the federal government, blah, blah, blah. It is so easy and cowardly to stand for a principle when somebody else's neck is in the noose. As of Jan. 11, 41,000 residents of New Jersey were still displaced. It is worse in New York. The fact remains that our country has a long tradition of sending aid following life-threatening tragedies. We in Florida have received our share of these funds following hurricane devastation. Much of that aid has come from the northeast---and I've never heard their representatives complain. Ted Yoho should hang his head in shame! Bob Knobelman, OcalaNo guns allowed There are an estimated 270 million privately owned guns in this country. In the wake of recent attacks with guns, liberal politicians again want to enact stricter gun laws, have registration of gun owners, etc. Some politicians have shortsighted ideas or are deliberately trying to eliminate gun ownership. They are going about this the wrong way. Disarming innocent people does not defend innocent people. There are approximately 312 million people in the U.S. Since an apparent majority is gun owners, it would be simpler and cheaper to keep track of those who dont have guns. We need a law requiring all non-gun households to have a sign on their door stating There are no guns in this house. This would give weapon haters a wonderful opportunity to display to the world that they are caring people who would never injure someone with a firearm regardless of a criminals intent. As an added bonus, perpetrators will know which home is not defended from their evil deeds and know they wont get shot in the process of robbery or rape by going there. This might lower government funded medical and funeral costs for criminals, thus reducing the expense of Obamacare. I am basically opposed to more government programs, but if this law was properly implemented I and other gun owners would happily chip in a few bucks toward its cost and perhaps the NRA could also have a fundraiser for this purpose. 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Friday, January 18, 2013 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com Attend the worship service of your choice... 10~ Friday, January 18, 2013 www.smcitizen.com BY TONY PERKINS There's been a lot of speculation about the smaller crowd expected for this year's inauguration and now we know why. The president seems to be disinviting all the Christians! The purging started with Pastor Louie Giglio, who had been scheduled to offer the benediction until homosexual activists dug up a 20-year-old sermon and were shocked to find the Christian minister preaching a Christian message on sexuality. Giglio vanished from the inauguration program 24 hours later, despite his successful ministry for human trafficking victims. In that instant, America was finally introduced to the real agenda of the radical Left. It was the inauguration of a new era of religious intolerance. By his own admission, Pastor Giglio had intentionally avoided the issue of homosexuality for years and concentrated his ministry on more agreeable topics. That much was clear from his own statement: "Clearly, speaking on this issue has not been in the range of my priorities," Giglio pointed out. Yet even he, who desperately wanted to avoid confrontation, could not. As he learned yesterday, liberals are no longer satisfied by the church's silence on homosexuality. They will accept nothing less than the active embrace and celebration of what the Bible calls sin or use totalitarian tactics to get it. What was once outrage over Christian activism has been replaced by outrage over Christian association. The White House has declared that anyone who holds to the belief spoken or unspoken that sexual immorality is wrong has no place at democracy's table. This should be a wake-up call to every evangelical who thinks they can pacify the Left by making the symptoms of immorality their sole focus and being silent on the cause: sin. As those who seek to emulate Christ, our approach must be holistic. We should help the hurting regardless of the cause, but we must also have the courage to go beyond the symptoms to the source. Engaging the world through social justice or conservationism may help us find common ground but it will not mollify faith's detractors. Nothing less than one hundred percent capitulation will. As Albert Mohler wrote in a compelling column about Pastor Giglio, Americans have entered "the Moral McCarthyism" era of our time. Instead of asking if people are members of the Communist Party, the question will be: "Are you now or have you ever been one who believes that homosexuality (or bisexuality, transsexualism and so on) is anything less than morally acceptable?" According to a new survey by the Public Religion Research Institute, 52 percent of Americans would still answer yes. If the mere act of subscribing to a moral view of sexuality is a disqualifying factor, then Roman Catholics, Muslims, Mormons and Orthodox Jews would be disinvited too! After all, Pastor Giglio was not imposing his view on society. When he did talk about homosexuality, he did so to fellow Christians in the confines of his house of worship. If that kind of dissension is not tolerated believing in the Bible in your own church then there is no freedom left. And we have become, as Dr. Russell Moore suggests, members of a State Church, where "if you want to avoid being thrown off the program, you had better learn to 'evolve' fast." "This is precisely what biblical Christians cannot do," Mohler writes. "While seeking to be gentle in spirit and ruthlessly Gospel-centered in speaking of any sin, we cannot cease to speak of sin as sin. To do so is not only to deny the authority of Scripture, not only to reject the moral consensus of the saints, but it undermines the Gospel itself. The Gospel makes no sense, and is robbed of its saving power, if sin is denied as sin." A church without truth is no church at all. It's not enough to love people to Christ if that love is absent the very reason we need Him: human fallenness. There comes a time, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, when silence becomes betrayal. "The day we see the truth and cease to speak is the day we begin to die." Friends, this is that day. Will we hide in fear or stand on truth?Tony Perkins is president of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. COMMENTARY Pastor Giglio and the new moral McCarthyism Ticket InformationTickets are available to anyone, not just residents of OTOW Communities. Ticket costs are $30 per person, $55 for a party of two, and $275 for a table of 10, sold on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please note that tickets are non-refundable. To purchase tickets, contact Lion Wendy via e-mail at wendyp1946ad@aol.com. Checks should be made out to the OTOW Lions Club and mailed to P .O. Box 772733, Ocala, Florida 34477. Sponsors, Advertisers, and Silent Auction DonatorsArea clubs, businesses, and other types or organizations are invited to sponsor this event. Sponsors will not only contribute to the event monetarily, they may also present their products and/or information at tables set up for them outside the meeting room during the OTOW Lions Club Green Expo pre-show. The levels of sponsorship are as follows: Diamond $5,000; Sapphire$2,500; Platinum-$1,000; Gold-$500; and Silver-$250. In addition to being able to set up display tables, the following prizes will be awarded according to sponsorship level: Diamond-Table of 10 and 10 tickets; Sapphire-six tickets; Platinum-4 tickets; Gold and Silver-2 tickets. Sponsors at these levels may enter a model in the contest, and each of these sponsors will have a one-third page ad placed in the event program. Individuals or groups who make a donation of a minimum of $35.00 will be listed in the program guide as Friends of the OTOW Lions Club. For sponsorship and vendor display information, contact PDG Estelle at 352-861-7358 or via e-mail at maggiemagoo@yahoo.com. For those who do not wish to participate as sponsors or contestants but would like to place an advertisement in the program, contact Lion Ron at 352304-8808 or via e-mail at ronn.home@yahoo.com. The cost of the ad is $75. Anyone interested in making donations for the silent auction should call Lion Charmaine at 352-291-2628.EntriesThose who wish to participate in this fashion show competition are invited to enter one model per entity. The outfit created must be made of 75 percent recyclable materials, at a cost not to exceed $40. The first 25 entries will be accepted, so if your club, organization, or business is interested in entering a contestant, it is imperative that you submit the entry form a.s.a.p. No entry forms will be accepted after Jan. 31. There is no entry fee. Cash prizes are as follows: First Prize: $1,000, Second Prize, $500, and Third Prize, $300. The prize money will be given to the charity designated by the winning club, organization, or business. For further information, contact Lion Bonnie at 352-4271131 or via e-mail at bonnie.mills1@gmail.com. Participant entry guidelines, deadlines, and prizesOnly one model (age 18 years or older) per entry may be submitted for consideration as a participant in the fashion show. Each outfit entered is to be designed by a non-professional designer of the club, business, or organization entering a model into the competition; the designer may, of course, also serve as the model. The fashion worn must be made from at least 75 percent recycled materials; vintage clothing may not be entered. Recycled accessories are permitted. No sharp edges or other items that could potentially injure the model or other models may be used. Given the educational nature of the event, designs must not be too revealing, and models may be asked to wear secondary clothing underneath their design. Each model may bring with him or her one additional backstage person to help in the preparation of the show. Interested participants must first complete an entry application no later than January 31, 2013. The first 25 entries will be selected to participate in this competition, so it is imperative that those who wish to enter do so immediately. When designs are completed, participants are required to send a digital photo of the designed outfit. The photo must be accompanied by a 4x6 inch index card containing a description of the design, delineating the materials used ,design technique, etc., and one environmental fact of their choice. A maximum of 75 words may be used on the card. Please note that the Master of Ceremonies will use these cards to introduce the models, and the judges will use the description cards to aid them in determining the winners. Because this is a competition, models will be identified only by number. The deadline for submission of photos and descriptions is March 15. Judges will award points to the fashions designed based on the following criteria: visual impact; design concept; construction technique; creativity; and best use of materials. For information/questions on design or modeling, call Lion Joan at 352-3048711 or contact her via e-mail at kenjoang@yahoo.com. FASHIONCONTINUED FROM PAGE 22 Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com Internal Medicine Associates Of Ocala Board Certifications in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics Thomas Mohan ARNP Sharon Marques M.D. K.N. Reddy M.D. Connie L. Hartley ARNP Herma Baker FNP-BC OFFICE LOCATIONS: 4840 S U.S. Hwy. 41, Dunnellon (352) 489-5152 1623 SW 1St Ave., Ocala (352) 732-9844 9401 SW Hwy. 200, Bldg. 500 Ste. 501 & 502, Ocala (352) 854-9991 Ask About Weight Loss Programs!! High Blood Pressure Diabetes Weight Loss Womens Health All Arthritic Problems Heart Disease Lung Problems Complete Physicals Call For An Appt. Today! 352-414-5312 ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS! Free Screenings! 000DRA9 000DR4M 8070 SW 60th Ave. Ocala, FL 34476 352-291-2080 A Legacy of P raise M or e Than M or e Than 50 Y ears o f 50 Y ears o f Gospel Music Gospel Music Ministr y Ministr y I N C O N C E R T IN CONCERT J A N 2 7 2 0 1 3 J AN 27 20 1 3 9 A M & 1 1 A M 9 AM & 1 1 A M 000DSCD National Cremation Society Considering Cr emation? REGISTER T O WIN A FREE CREMA TION PLAN Come join the National Cremation Society for a FREE Lunch & Informational Seminar on the benefits of pre-planning your cremation When the time comes wouldnt you prefer your loved ones celebrate your legacy rather than stress about making arrangements? Give them the relieF theyll need during a tough time. Well discuss: Affordable options and savings Veterans benefits Worldwide Away-From-Home Protection And much more... RESERVATION REQUIRED Limited seating available. CALL NOW! 1-352-728-0093 First time attendees only please. *Free cremation does not include Travel Protection Plan. GOLDEN CORRAL 2111 SW College Road Tue. Jan. 22 and Feb. 12 11:00 AM Lunch RED LOBSTER 3393 SW College Road Tue. Jan. 29 11:00 AM Lunch OLIVE GARDEN 3363 SW College Road Tue. Feb. 5 11:00 AM Lunch OASIS RESTAURANT 7651 SR 200 Circle Sq. Plaza Thur. Feb. 7 10:30 AM Lunch Tours Tours Tours Tours Call to make a reservation for a lunch/tour. We would love to share with you what The Bridge Community is all about! We look forward to hearing from you soon. Space is limited, so make your reservations today!!! January Seminar Join us for the following event! VETERANS SEMINAR WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2013 2:30pm Find out about the Aid & Attendance Pension Benefit available to Veterans and their surviving spouses who require assistance with their activities of daily living. You may be eligible to receive a monthly tax-free pension from the Veterans Administration of up to $24,228 per year. Presented by Operation:Veteran Aid. Refreshments will be served. 000DNNE College Road Baptist Church 5010 SW College Road, Ocala, FL (352) 237-5741 Rev. Ronnie Walker, Pastor Rev. Jeff Rountree, Minister of Worship Rev. Rob Loy, Jr., Student Minister Jason Kaminski, Childrens Minister Trina Loy, Preschool Director Holding Forth the Word of Life...JESUS Sunday Worship Services 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00 am 9:30 & 11:00 Sunday School 000D2GN Wednesday 6:30 PM Children/Student Ministries 6:30 PM Mid-Week Bible Study www.collegeroad.org 9330 SW 105th St., Ocala, FL 34481 854-9550 www.ocalawestumc.com 100th Ave. SW 105th St SW 110th St 484 Marion Oaks Library SW 103rd St Pine R un OTOW 80th Ave. 60th Ave. 49th Ave. Oak Run 200 484 A Place for You... Rev. Alan Jefferson No matter what your age is, no matter where You come from, no matter who you are, There is a place for you at Ocala West UMC Children & Youth Ministries 000CG1V Traditional Worship 8:00 & 11:00 A.M. Casual & Contemporary 9:30 A.M. Phone (352) 861-9080 Sunday Services 10:30 a.m. 6:00 p.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Monday Morning Christians JOIN US IN WORSHIP 9045 SW 60th A ve. Ocala, FL 000DANR Bible Studies Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Southwest Christian Church 000CQ8E 7768 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala (352) 237-4633 www.countrysideocala.org Welcome to Countryside Presbyterian Church (USA) Sunday Bible Study 9:00 am Sunday Worship 10:30 am Tuesday Bible Study 2:00 pm Pastor Gary O. Marshall Your Spiritual Home 000DG9D 8070 SW 60th Ave. Ocala, FL 34476 352-291-2080 SERVICES HOURS Sunday 9am, 11am, 6pm 1:30 Spanish Service Tuesday 7pm Spanish Service Wednesday Night 7pm Thursday Bible Study 6:30 to 7:30 Youth 7pm Friday 7pm Spanish Service Nursery available WE WELCOME ALL! Bishop Paul Woosley Wesleyan-Holiness Tradition OCALA WEST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE Teaching the Bible as Gods Word to produce Christ-followers! S undays: Sunday School . . . 9:15 A.M. Morning Worship . . 10:30 A.M. Worship . . . . . . 6:00 P.M. Childrens Bible Quizzing 6:00 P.M. Wednesday Evenings Adult Bible Study . . 6:00 P.M. Pastor Curt Dowling 5884 SW 60th Ave. (Airport Rd.) Ocala, Fl 34477 (352) 861-0755 www.ocalawestnaz.org 000D2HD 9524 S.W. 105th St., Ocala 237-2640 Sunday Sunday School . . 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship . 10:45 a.m. Evening Worship . . . 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study . . . . . 7 p.m. Youth Alive . . . . . 7 p.m. Friendship Baptist Church A Place of New Spiritual Beginnings 000DGAB Pastor Randy & Linda Brown 000COJM 4800 SW 20th St Ocala, FL 34474 352-237-5611 www.bereanbaptist.net Ber ean Bapt ist Church Independent F undament al Dr. Mike Patton Pastor Sunday Bible Study 9:45am Sunday Worship 10:45am & 6:00pm Wednesday Bible Study 7:00pm Assistive Listening System Nursery provided for all services 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. Pastor Kevin Hunt (Independent) 6158 SW Hwy. 200 Jasmine Plaza Ocala, FL 34476 873-4705 S OUTH M ARION C ITIZEN D IRECT OR Y A SK FOR M ICHEL N OR THSEA AT 854-3986 The Reason to Believe... Worship Call to 682184

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Friday, January 18, 2013 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 22~ Friday, January 18, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Attend the worship service of your choice... BY JOHN ADAMS At years end, everyones eyes were on what is now known as the fiscal cliff. At the eleventh hour, Congress came to a deal on taxes and unemployment, effectively holding off automatic budget cuts until this March. Now we will likely see a showdown on government spending. With revenue largely off the table for future negotiating, we need to resolve our budget woes by putting the breaks on runaway government spending in a balanced, strategic way. Given that the Pentagon budget makes up more than half of all discretionary spending, smart savings there should be a key part of the solution to the current budget battle. Rather than thinking incrementally, policymakers should rise to the challenge of adjusting our national security strategy by crafting a budget deal that funds programs based on their real contribution to our security. The Pentagon budget has grown exponentially over the past decade with relatively little scrutiny while political battles have primarily focused on revenue and domestic spending. This does a disservice to both our economic and security needs. Despite the winding down of two wars, the Pentagon still has the highest budget in real dollars since World War II. Its time to reexamine Pentagon spending with an eye towards our longterm strategic goals instead of allowing unnecessary or strategically marginal programs to continue to coast on their own momentum. For example, we are currently slated to spend $640 billion over the next decade on a nuclear arsenal far larger than we need and more relevant to the Cold War than the threats we face today. The bloated nuclear budget includes a $6 billion factory to produce new plutonium cores for nuclear bombs and a $10 billion life extension program for the nuclear weapons deployed in Europe. Eliminating unnecessary nuclear programs will save billions of dollars that can then be invested in more effective defense programs. Billions more will be spent on tanks the Army doesnt want and maintaining large numbers of troops in Europe to prevent an invasion from the now defunct Soviet Union. A growing number of policymakers agree that its time for us to reshape the Pentagon budget to address our 21st century needs. Many fiscal conservatives elected in 2010 and re-elected this year agree that the sacred cow of Pentagon spending should be part of our budget solution. And late into the fiscal cliff debate, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta pleaded with Congress to cut expenditures that needlessly divert $74 billion over the next decade into programs, equipment and activities we dont want or need. Reshaping Pentagon spending to bring our national security strategy in line with 21st century needs will make us stronger in the long run. Frankly, we bog the military down when we let wasteful spending go unchecked as we are largely doing, once again. There are those who claim that Pentagon spending should be immune to fiscal discipline, but this fails to consider the full picture of our national security. Americas ability to compete in a global economy is our greatest asset. This requires that we equally invest in job creation and education as well as the traditional elements of defense. A strong economy benefits our troops as well. We can best support our service personnel serving throughout the world by investing in 21st century capabilities, Adjusting Pentagon spending priorities will strengthen security COMMENTARY not Cold-War relics. The budget showdown should be the push that we need for both parties to work to develop a more effective national security strategy today. There is a growing consensus for adjusting our spending priorities to address 21st century challenges and the Pentagon budget should remain on the table in the year ahead. Our national security tomorrow depends on policymakers making smart and strategic budget decisions sooner rather than later. John Adams is a retired Brigadier General with more than thirty years of service and a member of the Consensus for American Security, an advisory group to the nonpartisan American Security Project. Saturday Breakfast is served from 8 to 10 a.m. Donation is $4. The Mens Auxiliary serves shrimp and wing baskets with coleslaw and fries on the first and third Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. A fish fry is held on the second and fourth Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. The Ladies Auxiliary will feature a meatloaf dinner on Feb. 12 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The menu includes meatloaf with gravy, mashed potatoes, corn relish and homemade cupcakes. Tickets are $7 per person and can be purchased in the Canteen. No tickets will be sold at the door. Bingo is open to the public each Monday and Thursday with early bird specials starting at 11:30 a.m. Lunch is available. Members and guests (non-members must be signed in by a VFW Post #4781 Member) Monday Night Bar Bingo is played in the Canteen from 6 to 8. Join us for Karaoke on Friday, Jan. 18 from 6 to 10 p.m. with Rickey Collins and on Saturday, Jan. 19 from 6 to 10 p.m. with Blast from the Past. Canteen lunches are now served on Wednesday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 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.) The VFW Post 4781 is at 9401 S.W. 110th St. (behind Sims Furniture) 352873-4781. Upcoming events at VFW Post 4781 Check out our website www.smcitizen.com BY ELOISE HOLLYFIELD ejh2025@gmail.comSara Sommer wishes to remind you that the Big Red Bus is coming again to OTOW on Monday, Feb. 4. The Bus will be in the Health and Recreation Parking Lot from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. All donors will receive a free movie ticket from Fandango, and all Alyx donors will receive a Darden Gift Certificate. All types of blood are needed and all are welcome!SoftballThe league is well into another month, and there are not too many surprises, but the competition is definitely tightening up. Just last month, the lowly Cebert wealth team couldnt muster a win and were at the bottom of the heap. A month later, they have managed to put a good win streak together to get them into a three-way tie for first place. Wonders never cease, but there is still a long way to go before its over. The Dr. Dunn and Overholser Teams continue to keep pace and have maintain their standings. The Tee Pee Tire team, however,has just lost its luster and seems headed down to the bottom of the pack if they dont start putting some wins together. Although the Great Clips team is still in the cellar, they have shown a sign of life in their last few games and may just be starting to meld together. The Wise Way team cant seem to get over the hump, and it continues to fall one game under the .500 mark. Its still a close race within the league, as there is only a four-game spread between the last place team and the first place team. If everyone stays healthy, there may be some changes by this time next month, so its a matter of wait and see. Dr. Dunn-Kenny 10-7 Overholser-Roger 10-7 Cebert Wealth-Bill 10-7 Wiseway-Jimmy 8-9 Tee Pee Tire-Tom 7-10 Great Clips-Paul 6-11On the Road Again: Hoofin It For HospiceThe 13th annual Hoofin It for Hospice will take place Saturday, Feb. 09, starting at the H&R Building (lower level) between 8-9 a.m. This annual event is a fundraiser supporting the Legacy Hospice House. Flyers are located in the Arbor Club and also at the lower level of the H&R building, along with registration forms. Participants are urged to consider getting sponsors to collect donations from family, friends or neighbors, or even clubs and organizations. This is not a foot race, but at two-mile walk, rain or shine, supporting Hospices efforts at the Legacy House. Registration forms, along with any additional information, can be turned in at the Recreation Center prior to or at the event. For further information, please contact Karen Benson at 304-8658. Hospice is a worthy cause, and remember, you are walking for Hospice. Make all checks payable to Hospice of Marion County, Inc.Travel ToppersTravel Toppers will go to St. Petersburg on Feb. 26 to the Dali Museum and to the Mahaffey Theater. The Mahaffey Theater has a traveling exhibit of Titanic Artifacts, which will leave in March. This is entirely different from last years trip to the Titanic Experience in Orlando. The renowned Dali Museum has a new exhibit, The Royal Inheritance, featuring Dalis paintings from the national collection of Spain. The cost is $55 per person for admissions, coach, and the driver tip. Lunch will be on your own at the Gala Cafe, a casual eatery with a Spanish theme. Jo Swing is accepting reservations now at this time and can be reached at 352-237-4564, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. On Saturday, March 2, Travel Toppers heads to Tampa Downs. After a delicious buffet, travelers can bet on their favorite horses from club house seating. The cost for this trip is $46 for admission, meal, and the coach and tips for the driver. Reservations began Jan. 14, so call Pat Hood a.s.a.p. at 352-2378533 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Big Red Bus looking for blood at OTOW on Feb. 4 BY ELOISE HOLLYFIELD ejh2025@gmail.com Are you ready to be trashy part of the first Recycled Trashy Fashion Show presented by the OTOW Lions Club event, that is? Sponsors, models, and guests are destined to experience what may well be the social event of the year in Marion County. The purpose of the recycled fashion show is twofold: to educate and to entertain. The club hopes this event will instill a sense of urgency as to the importance of alternative solutions to the disposal of waste products and, of course, provide both participants and attendees with a memorable evening. Unique to our area, this exciting event will be held on April 12 at the Hilton Hotel in Ocala. The cash bar will open at 5 p.m. Hors doeuvres, unique creations by Chef Randall White created specifically for this event, will be served at 6 p.m., along with the silent auction. No credit cards are accepted for the silent auction, so be certain to bring your checkbooks. The fashion show will begin at 6:30 p.m. James Vincent Wynn is the master of ceremonies for this event and will provide entertainment and also conduct the silent auction. Recycled trashy fashion show set PLEASESEEFASHION, PAGE23 000CHQO A Progressive Community of Faith in the Heart of Central Florida Sunday Worship 10:30 am Adult Bible Discussion 12:00 Noon God is still speaking, Jesus didnt reject people. Neither do we. First Congregational United Church of Christ 7171 SW SR 200, Ocala, FL 352-237-3035 uccocala.org Dr. H.W. McSwain, Jr., Pastor 000DOXB 352-861-6182 www.ccomc.org S UNDAY S ERVICES Sunday School . . . . . . . . 9:30 am Worship Service . . . . . . . 10:30 am W EEKLY A CTIVITIES Wednesday Bible Study . . . . 7:00 pm S ENIOR P ASTOR D AVID B ELLOWS 6768 SW 80th Street Ocala, Fl 34476 Located a mile west of SR 200 at 10260 SW 110th Street (turn west across from the entrance to Oak Run) Expository Bible Teaching Traditional Services Sunday Worship at 10:00 AM Wednesday Bible Study 6:30 PM 000DMCH Community Church TIMBER RIDGE Wil Clawson Pastor Teacher Our Redeemer Lutheran Church LC-MS 5200 S.W. State Road 200 1 3 / 4 Miles West of I-75 Worship Service 8:00 & 11:00 AM Bible Class & Sunday School 9:30 AM Pastor Joe Adams 237-2233 Sharing the Joy of Jesus Christ! 000D7EJ CHRISTIAN LIFE ASSEMBLY A Pentecostal Charismatic Church SERVICES Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Sunday Morning Service 10:45 a.m. Sunday Evening Service 6:00 p.m. 000DNZC Everyone is welcome Thomas Markham, Pastor 352-237-6950 9644 SW Hwy. 484, Near State Road 200 FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH (Disciples of Christ) Worship: 10:30 AM Sunday School: 9:15 AM (352) 629-6485 www.firstchristianocala.org 1908 S.E. Ft. King St. (Next to Marion Technical Institute) First Christian Church of Ocala Nursery Provided 000DP7L Revs. Terry & Mary Beth Harper, Pastors See us on Facebook Evangelical Lutheran Church joyocala@embarqmail.com Edward Holloway, Pastor 7045 SW 83rd Pl., Ocala (352) 854-4509 Nursery Provided 000CPSM Sunday Worship 8:15 am & 11:00 am Sunday School 9:45 am Wednesday Evening Worship 6:45 pm German Language Worship 1st. Sunday of each month 3:00 pm Maranatha Baptist Church 347-5683 www.maranathabaptistc.org Sunday School . . . . . . . . . . 9:30 A.M. Sunday Services . . . 10:45 A.M. & 6:00 P.M. Sunday AWANA (Aug.-May) . . . . 6:00 P.M. Wednesday Bible Study/Prayer Meeting 6:45 P.M. Pastor Bill Fortune 000D1HQ PREACHING THE TRUTH IN LOVE 525 Marion Oaks Trail, Ocala 75 484 484 Exit 341 SW 49TH AVE. MARION OAKS PASS MARION OAKS TRAIL 200 484 MARION OAKS COURSE S OUTH M ARION C ITIZEN D IRECT OR Y A SK FOR M ICHEL N OR THSEA AT 854-3986 The Reason to Believe... Worship Call to 711195 000DR7N (Located in Kingsland Plaza, 8810 Hwy. 200, across from Pine Run, at traffic light) (352) 854-6464 Toll Free 1-800-749-3245 E-mail: service@eaglerealtyofocala.com Website: www.EagleRealtyOfOcala.com Of Ocala, Inc. LAND RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL 000DRT6 9981 SW 104 PL RENTAL $675/month Furnished or Unfurnished 2Bdrm, 2Bath, Den, Florida Room, 1 car Carport Landlord pays HOA and Lawn care. Tenant pays electric. 1-year Lease, First/Last/Security. Pet Deposit $250/Pet. And tenant is responsible for pet damage. Credit and background check. OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY January 20, 2013 1:00 to 2:00 pm PINE RUN ESTATES RENTAL Dot Baker 207-8399 Dir.: SW Hwy 200 to Pine Run Entrance, Pass Guard, L 102 Pl, L 100 Ave, L 104 Pl, Home on Left. PREVENT THE SWARM! Your Family, Home & Environment TERMITE SPECIAL USING THE NEWEST PRODUCT BETTER THAN TERMIDOR *New Residential Customers Only. With Altriset Only. Up to 250 lineal. Expires 2/1/2013. Damage Damage Stops Stops Within Within Hours of Hours of Treatment! Treatment! www.CitrusPest.com TERMITE & PEST CONTROL For Solutions To All Your Pest Problems, Call Today! 406 N.E. 1ST ST., CRYSTAL RIVER (352) 563-6698 (866) 860-BUGS 000DSS5 LICENSED & INSURED #8688 A+ RATING

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Friday, January 18, 2013 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com 12~ Friday, January 18, 2013 www.smcitizen.com TO ADVERTISECall854-3986 ADVER TISING Iam not superstitious (knock on wood) but some things happen to me that leave me a little bit suspicious. I am not sure if there is a connection between superstitious and suspicious, but if there were, that would explain a lot in my life. I start every year with high hopes of making certain changes in my life. If I had a quarter for every change I wanted to make in my life but didnt, I would have all the change I need. This past week was one of those weeks. I was minding my own business, which for me is a full-time job without benefits, and no matter what I did; I was either a day late or a dollar short. I had to go across town for a business meeting and as my luck would have it, I hit every red light. I am not sure but it seemed that there were 1,937 traffic lights in route to my destination. I had a gift card that I cannot remember when I got it, but I thought I would get a nice gift for myself. I selected my gift, went to the cash out counter and was informed that my gift card had expired yesterday. I think I have just too many yesterdays in my life. I would like a card once that would expire tomorrow. I have plenty of them. The bookstore that I do my business was having a special on a book that I really wanted. I got to the store, stood in line for well over an hour and, as my luck would have it, the person in front of me got the last one. I believe if there are 100 people playing a $10 million lottery I would be number 101. I come so close so many times, but you know what they say, an inch missed is like a mile missed. When my wife and I started our marital journey, we did not take a vow of poverty. It just has turned out that way. As soon as we have a little cash ahead, my wife begins to wonder what is going to break in the house. And, as luck would have it, she is usually right. All week long, my week went like this. All week long, I could not catch anything and then, as my luck would have it, I caught a cold. I did not set out at the beginning of the week to catch a cold. Whoever threw that cold at me I would like to find out right now. Of course, why I caught it in the first place is to be questioned. I really did not see it coming. Why is it you cannot catch what you want but usually can catch what you do not want? A friend of mine always reminds me along this line that, Thats life. I caught a cold and now I did not know what to do with it. I got up late in the morning, put on my bathrobe and went toward the kitchen wheezing and coughing as I shuffled down the hallway. When I got to the kitchen the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage looked at me with one of those looks and said rather sternly, Dont you dare give that cold to me. I was sick but I was not too sick to know a death threat when it came my way. When it comes right down to it, I am really a generous person. I would give you the shirt off my back if you needed it. However, when I have something like a cold, I cannot give it to anyone. Nobody wants it! Believe me, the cold I have to give I would give freely. You turn around, my wife said very sternly, and march yourself right back into bed. Not only did I catch a cold, but also I am now catching the dickens. I must confess that I am an expert at catching the dickens, I have just never figured out what to do with it when I got it. If I was good at catching luck as I am with catching the dickens I would be the luckiest man in the world. If someone knows a profitable market for dickens please contact me soon. Slowly I turned, step by step, I walked down the hallway, it seemed like of thousand miles, I finally threw myself into bed. Thankfully, the bed caught me. And so, as luck would have it, I have caught the cold, caught the dickens from my wife, and now I plan to catch up on some sleep. I am not sure if you starve a cold and feed a fever or if you feed a cold and starve a fever. So in my confusion, I fed myself. Resting on my bed, I thought of one of my favorite Bible verses. Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28 KJV). Life is full of ups and downs. Just when you think you are up you find yourself on the way down. The important thing in life is to have a safety net. For me, Jesus is my safety net and has never let me down. He will always catch me.Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866-552-2543 or email jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com. Sometimes you catch something you dont want Out to Pastor Dr. James 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., Ocala. For more information call 352-236-6023.Christs Church of Marion CountySaturday, Jan. 19: Mens Prayer Group, 8 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 20: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22: Womens Crafts and Fellowship, 9 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24: Prayer and Praise Group, 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26: Mens Prayer Group, 8 a.m.Free English classesCollege Road Baptist Church, 5010 S.W. College Road, continues teaching ESL (English as Second Language) each Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. Classes are free, as is child care, and youth programs. Assistance with applying for citizenship is also offered. Enroll any Wednesday evening. Call 352-854-6981, or 352-237-5641 for more information.Community CongregationalCommunity Congregational church will be having an Imposition of Ashes service to begin Lent. The service will be at noon on Feb. 13. A new Bible study titled a Serendipity Study is being presented at our church. Come and enjoy our service and refreshments and then the bible study will be presented by Pastor David Wild. The study comes from the Gospel of Mark. Our church service begins at 10 a.m., followed by refreshments in our fellowship hall and then bible study at 11:30 a.m. Our sermon series for January continues to be Vintage Christianity and is based on the Book of James. This sermon series is very interesting and informative. Pastor Dave brings the gospel to life for us. We are very fortunate to have such a leader and would gladly share him with you. Just join us on any Sunday. We are The Little church with a Big heart and would love to see you. We wish you all a happy, healthy and prosperous 2013. For more information or directions, please contact Theresa Grenier at 352307-0584.Peace Lutheran ChurchThe 22nd annual Peace Potato Pancake Supper will take place at Peace Religion PLEASESEERELIGION, PAGE13 FAMILY FEATURES Once the feast is over, many home cooks are left with a plethora of leftovers and a challenge: how to make the most of what remains. While its hard to live up to that original holiday meal, theres a lot more that you can do with leftover ham rather than just reheating. This year, give leftovers new life with a weeks worth of versatile meals that can be enjoyed through out the day. Start with a fully-cooked, naturally hickory smoked Smithfield Spiral Sliced Ham with a pecan praline glaze, and follow these simple steps to turn it into a potato-crusted ham quiche for brunch, a Monte Cristo sand wich for lunch, and a savory soup for dinner. Youll leave friends and family asking for leftovers more often. For more leftover recipes youll love, visit www.smithfield.com and www.facebook.com/ CookingwithSmithfield. Potato-Crusted Ham QuicheServes: 8 Cook Time: 45 minutes 2 cups of potatoes, raw and shredded 1/4 cup onion, minced 1/2 cup red bell pepper, finely diced 1 tablespoon chives, finely chopped 3 eggs, divided Salt and pepper to taste 3/4 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated 3/4 cup smoked Gouda cheese, grated 1 cup Smithfield Spiral Ham, fully cooked and chopped 1 cup evaporated milk 1/2 teaspoon paprika 1/2 teaspoon salt (optional) 1/4 teaspoon pepper Preheat the oven to 375F. Spray quiche pan with non-stick cooking spray. In medium bowl mix potatoes, onion, pepper, chives, 1 beaten egg and salt and pepper to taste. Press potato mixture evenly into crust shape up the side and on the bottom of the pan and spray again. Bake for 15 minutes or until lightly browned on edges. In a mixing bowl, combine cheeses. Remove crust from oven and layer the following: ham first, and then cheese mixture on top. In a bowl, beat together evaporated milk, remaining eggs, paprika, salt and pepper. Pour mix ture on top of cheese and return to oven. Bake about 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into middle of pie comes out clean. Allow to cool at least five minutes. Serving Suggestions: Serve alongside sliced fresh fruit or a small fresh garden salad. Serves: 4 Cook Time: 10 minutes 3 eggs 1/3 cup milk 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1 teaspoon sugar Pinch nutmeg 1/2 cup whole cranberry sauce 8 slices bread (potato bread, challah, egg bread or any other sweet soft bread) 8 slices Smithfield Spiral Ham 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded 1 cup baby arugula leaves 4 tablespoons butter Confectioners sugar for garnish In shallow casserole dish, whisk eggs together with milk, vanilla, sugar and nutmeg. Spread equal amounts of cran berry sauce on one side of four slices of bread. Top cranberry sauce with two slices of ham, 1/2 cup cheese and 1/4 cup arugula. Top each stacked bread slice with the remaining four slices of bread. Gently press together. In large skillet, melt butter over medium/low heat. Dip each sand wich into milk mixture. Turn and dip the other side. Place in the hot pan and cook until each sandwich is golden brown and the cheese has melted. Remove from pan and drain on paper towels. Dust with confectioners sugar and serve warm. Good Luck SoupServes: 8 Cook Time: 80 minutes 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 medium yellow onions, chopped 2 cloves garlic 1 tablespoon ham base 5 dashes hot sauce 1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 pound black eyed peas, rinsed and soaked over night 64 ounces vegetable stock (or chicken stock) 1 cup water 2 cups Smithfield Spiral Ham roughly chopped 1/2 pound collards, cut into thin ribbons Pepper to taste In large stock pot add olive oil. Stir in onions, garlic, ham base, hot sauce, thyme and oregano. Saut until onions are translucent. Add drained black eyed peas, vegetable stock, water and chopped ham. Simmer until peas are tender, approximately 40 to 50 minutes. Add collards and simmer an additional 20 to 30 minutes. Pepper to taste. Serve hot. Ham and Cranberry Monte Cristo HolidaySpiralSlicedHamwithPecanPralineGlazeServes: 14 Cook Time: 10 to 12 minutes per pound 1 SmithfieldSpiralSlicedHamwithPecanPralineGlaze Preheat oven to 325F. Remove packaging; reserve liquid. Place ham cut-side down on large sheet of foil in roasting pan, pour reserved liquid over ham and wrap completely with foil. Warm ham in oven for 10 to 12 minutes per pound. Do not overheat. After removing ham from oven, let ham sit for 5 minutes before glazing. Heat glaze packet for 15 seconds in microwave. Glaze is hot, so be careful when opening packet. Holding packet with a towel or oven mitt, cut corner off packet and pour glaze into a bowl. Stir well and spoon over ham. 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with his hands but has great ideas when it comes to the design and implementing of ideas for customizing cars. He speaks of one incident where he was watching a mechanic repair his car and after talking to him for a few minutes the man looked up and said, You dont know what your talking about do you? Diane still works part time as an administrative assistant at Fero Insurance Agency. Art stays busy by caring for the couples pride and joy; a customized Buick Riviera. Both of them had a hand in the designing; color; size; style and development of this beautiful car. With a sense of pride, Art makes sure the car is always ready for the next show. They have shared some great experiences at various venues; Good Guys in Ohio and at Daytona to mention just a few. The only venue they havent been to yet is Dream Cruise in Royal Oak, Michigan, but they have hopes of making it there some day, too. The Desins are a fun-loving couple who are great to talk to. If you want a special treat, ask to see their car. They are Car ismatic. From Your ReporterOn Saturday, my wife and I had the honor and privilege to be invited out to a dinner party hosted by a patron of the arts; education and the Cherrywood Veterans Club. He wishes to remain anonymous and I include this piece for only two reasons; the first, to say Thank you to him and the second, to let everyone know that there are some very good and special people in this world. When we read or hear the news of crime; corruption and evil acts, we tend to forget that there are those who live their lives doing good works; offering friendship and aide to those in need; and making the world a better place. To him, and to all those who fall into this category, Thank you and God bless. Contact me at urperssec@yahoo.com if you have a comment; suggestion or idea for something youd like to see in this column. Id love to hear from you. Friday, January 18, 2013 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 20~ Friday, January 18, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Lutheran Church on Feb. 12 from 4 until 7 p.m. Tickets, available at the door, are $5 for adults, $2.50 for children 5 through 12, and there is no charge for children under the age of 5. Tickets will also be available from members, and at the Peace Lutheran booth at the Dunnellon First Saturday event on Feb. 2. This popular event features traditional potato pancakes or buttermilk pancakes, ham, fruit cup, dessert and beverage. Potato Pancakes are the traditional fare for Shrove Tues, or Fat Tuesday. Shrove Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday, is the final day before the commencement of Lent, a Christian season leading up to Easter Sunday. Pancakes are eaten on this day because they contain milk, butter and eggs, foods which were once forbidden during Lent. Everyone is invited to attend this much anticipated supper put on by the members of Peace Lutheran Church, who will be peeling the potatoes, mixing the batter, cooking the pancakes, carving the ham, greeting, serving and cleaning up. Come hungry and leave happy! Bible Study is offered at Peace Lutheran on Sunday at 9 a.m., and on Wednesday at 10 a.m. Sunday Worship Service is held at 10 a.m. All are invited to attend. Peace Lutheran Church, the church on the hill, is at 7201 U.S. Highway 41 South, just north of Highway 40, five miles north of downtown Dunnellon. For more information, call the church office, 352489-5881 or visit PeaceLutheranOnline.com. RELIGIONCONTINUED FROM PAGE 12 CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 19 One of the most enduring values of Judaism is the concept of tzedakah, giving charity. Actually the word tzedakah means righteousness so that when we help our neighbor in need, we are doing the right thing, an act which as Jews, we are commanded to do. In Judaism, giving charity is an entitlement. A person in need is entitled to be able to live and even the recipients of help are supposed to help those in even direr straights. Since Biblical times, Jews were to give (tithe) 10 percent of their income to charity and today many indeed continue to do so. During the time of the Temple, animal sacrifice was often used as a form of charity because the donor was giving something of value to God in gratefulness, in supplication for a favor or for forgiveness of sin. Giving tzedakah is also one of those obligations that can alleviate a severe judgment decree made by God during the High Holiday season and for this reason many Jews contribute to their favorite charities at that time of the year. There are many ways Jews fulfill the mitzvah (commandment) of tzedakah. In almost every Jewish home is a pushke, a tzedakah box where coins are tossed traditionally before the Sabbath when carrying money is forbidden. I like to keep one in my laundry room so I can toss those extra coins that end up in my washer from my husbands pants! People can make outright donations to synagogues, Jewish organizations like Hadassah, or to Jewish social service groups. While Jews do take care of their own, we also contribute heavily to the communities we live in with donations to Goodwill Industries, food banks, Salvation Army, Red Cross and the like. We also give our time and volunteer for the United Way and other organizations that help in the community. Be doing these acts of tzedakah we are practicing tikun olam, repairing the world and making it a better place to live. There are also specific times when giving charity is advisable. Instead of sending flowers, a charitable contribution in memory of the deceased is performed. And on the yarzheit or anniversary of the death of the loved one, a contribution is made. When one recovers from a serious illness, a contribution in gratefulness to God is made to a worthy cause. For weddings, bat/bat mitzvahs, baby namings and the like, gifts of tzedakah are always acceptable. According to the great sage, Maimonides, there are eight levels of charity. Starting with the lowest level they are: 1. Giving begrudgingly. 2. Giving less that you should but giving it cheerfully. 3. Giving after being asked 4. Giving before being asked. 5. Giving when you do not know the recipient's identity but the recipient knows your identity. 6. Giving when you know the recipient's identity but the recipient doesn't know your identity.. 7. Giving when neither party knows the other's identity. 8. Enabling the recipient to be self-reliant. Basically, the idea here is for the donor to give cheerfully, anonymously with the goal of helping the person to get on his own two feet., Keeping these principles in mind, many Jews have organized their wealth into foundations in order to better serve their communities. One local Lecanto couple, Bob and Carol Spector, for instance, have formed the Bob and Carol Spector Foundation for Animal Welfare and Judaic Studies. This philanthropic couple has combined their two passions, humane treatment of dogs and their rescue from harm and their love of Judaism and pursuit of Jewish knowledge into their foundations purpose. Through their efforts, dog shelters and Jewish groups in the area have benefited from their generosity. Another foundation is the Florence and Lawrence Spungen Foundation which focuses on the northern suburbs of their local communities of Chicago, IL and Santa Barbara, CA. This foundation is concerned with cancer research and Jewish educational causes. A hallmark of this organization is that it provides the grandchildren with the opportunity to give tzedakah to a charity of their choice. This is a wonderful way to promote the Jewish value of tzedakah to ensuing generations. As part of its aim to promote Jewish educational causes, the Foundation is sponsoring a special exhibit on the Holocaust, which will be coming to On Top of the World Cultural Center in Ocala on Feb. 12 from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The exhibit will feature letters, postcards and memorabilia not ordinarily seen in museums due to their rarity. The exhibit is free and open to the public so that all can come and learn about the Holocaust before many of its survivors have faded into history. A not to be missed event and an outstanding example of tzedakah. In these difficult ecomonic times, may we all take note of the Jewish expression of tzedakah and may we all do our part in helping those in need. Tzedakah: Giving righteousness (Second in a series on Jewish values) Judis Journal Judi Siegal Do you know where your Social Security card is located? Hopefully, its in a safe place, tucked away securely with your other important papers. It certainly should not be in your purse or wallet and should not be carried with you every day since it can be more valuable than cash to an identity thief. Do you know your Social Security number? Chances are you have it memorized. If you know your number, you may never need your card again. It is the number, not the card, that is most important. In the event that you lose your Social Security card and really need a replacement, you can find out all the details on how to obtain a replacement card and what specific documents you need to provide at www.socialsecurity.gov/ssnumber. Each situation is unique, but in most cases you simply need to print, complete, and either mail or bring the application to Social Security with the appropriate documentation (originals or certified copies only). If you need to apply for a Social Security card and number for your child, you can do that the same way, and get the specific information at the same website. In almost all cases, though, an application for your infants Social Security card and number is taken in the hospital at the same time that you apply for your babys birth certificate. Why does a baby need a Social Security number? There are a number of reasons, but the main one is so that you can claim your child as a dependent on your tax return. Social Security numbers are also needed for children to apply for certain government and social service benefits. As you prepare for tax season, just around the corner, make sure the kids (and all the dependents) that you list on your annual tax return have Social Security numbers. If you want to claim your child as a dependent on your tax return (and who doesnt?) your child will need a Social Security number. Note that all dependents listed on your federal tax return will need Social Security numbers, including a dependent parent who lives with you and receives support from you. Learn more about Social Security at www.socialsecurity.gov. And learn more about your Social Security card and number at www.socialsecurity.gov/ssnumber, where you can print out an application and find out everything you need for your specific situation.Adon Williams is district manager at the Social Security office in Ocala. Social Security cards and numbers Social Security Adon Williams The Ocala Symphony Orchestra collaborates with Nashvilles biggest Grammy Award-winning country music songwriters to perform an original symphonic pop concert, Music City Hit-Makers, at the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion on Saturday, March 2 at 7 p.m. Music City Hit-Makers pairs Nashvilles most celebrated songwriters with symphony orchestras across the country, like the Boston Pops Orchestra and Nashville Symphony. Audiences learn the stories behind the biggest country music hits by the songwriters who wrote them, including Brett James, Hillary Lindsey and Gordie Sampson. James, who has written five Kenny Chesney smash hits such as When the Sun Goes Down and Mr. Know It All by Kelly Clarkson, has established himself as one of the most prolific and versatile songwriters in Nashville. He is a two-time ASCAP Songwriter of the Year with 13 No. 1 songs and over 300 songs recorded. Lindsey is an Oscar and two-time Golden Globe nominee with songs on albums with RIAA certified records sold. She has co-written five No. 1 songs for Carrie Underwood including, Jesus, Take the Wheel and So Small. Sampson is a SOCAN and Juno Award winning artist with four solo albums. Since co-writing Jesus, Take the Wheel, along with James and Lindsey, Sampson has co-written songs with other Nashville performers including LeAnn Rimes on Long Night, Save Myself and Bon Jovis Any Other Day for that bands 2007 album Lost Highway. Keith Urban recorded his song, You (Or Somebody Like You) on his European release of the album, Days Go By. These influential songwriters for Nashvilles megastars take the stage, with 32 members of the Ocala Symphony Orchestra and an all-Nashville country music band under the superior musical arrangement of Charles Judge and Jason Coleman, to perform a parade of No. 1 songs including, Jesus, Take the Wheel (recorded by Carrie Underwood), Out Last Night (Kenny Chesney), Its American (Rodney Adkins), Blessed (Martina McBride) and many more. Sameed Afghani, Executive Director of the OSO, exclaims, This is truly a special family, concert event. Whether you are a devoted country music fan, or one of our committed patrons, you will be amazed by what these country songwriters and singers can do when performing alongside the Ocala Symphony Orchestra. Bring your friends and family to experience the heart of Nashville here in Ocala! 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Friday, January 18, 2013 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 14~ Friday, January 18, 2013 www.smcitizen.com State Street was the main drag and of course in those days, drag racing was kind of a cool thing to be doing. Unfortunately for Art, he was great at racing but not very good at getting away with it so he lost his drivers license. Diane was a year behind Art in high school and you might say the two of them had Car ma. One day Diane was out bugging State Street in her 1956 Chevy convertible and she spotted a custom Chevy sedan with two young men in it. The car looked hot and the boys did too. After a brief conversation, Diane and her girl friend decided to go cruising with the two handsome young men. Diane pushed Art into the back seat with her girl friend and she jumped into the passenger seat next to the driver. It wasnt until later that she found out the car was owned by Art but was being driven by his friend thanks to Art not having a license. Needless to say, she switched partners pretty quickly after she found out. That incident was just a little over 54 years ago. A year later they were married and recently celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary. They have three children, Arthur Junior who lives in Brooklyn New York; Sherry (Vogel) who still lives in Erie; and Terry who lives here in Ocala. They also have eight grandchildren. After the children were older, Diane began working and developing her administrative skills. She has held many positions through out her career including helping Art in two separate businesses. Art has always enjoyed two things in life; customizing cars and speed. He has raced and sponsored racing vehicles including cars; boats; motorcycles and snow mobiles. If it moved, Art wanted to move it faster than anyone else. When their youngest son was 14, Art and Diane opened Stadium Motor Cross track. It was an ideal business for both as they loved the thrill and excitement of this type of racing and Terry fit right in running the concession stand. After a few years, they sold that business and Art returned to marketing while Diane became the office manager for a local jewelry company. When it comes to customizing cars, many of Arts vehicles have been featured on the cover of major national magazines and he has an abundance of trophies. Interestingly enough, he had a 1956 customized Chevy that was seen in one of the magazines. When a photographer for a national magazine called him wanting to take pictures, Art called Diane and urged her to wash it and make it look its best. He also asked her to bring it down to his shop when she was through so the photographer could get pictures. Diane and the kids worked on the car as requested and had it at its shining best. They piled into the classic automobile and promptly drove it toward Arts office. Unfortunately, on the way, she drove it into a cement truck. Thankfully no one was hurt but needless to say, the photo shoot didnt go to well. Amazingly, the two remain in love after all these years. In the years that followed, Art and Diane continued to work and thrive together, mixing their mutual interests in motor sports and customizing cars. At the many meets they attended, when Art would win another trophy, Diane would scan the crowd. If she could find a youngster in a wheel chair or displaying some other sign of challenge; she CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 18 would walk over and present the trophy to that child. There is no shortage of love and compassion in Art or Diane. Nine years ago, after Art had retired from his position with A.C. Spark Plugs and Diane had retired from the jewelry store, they moved to Daytona Beach to be with her mother, who was ill at the time. Before her Mom passed, Diane tells of buying paint for the new house here in Ocala. She picked out the color; bought the paint, brushes and rollers; everything necessary to complete the job. She laughingly states that the unopened paint cans are still in the garage. Art jokingly admits hes not too good Diane and Art Desin PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE20 www.nutechhearing.com M-F 9:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sat. and Sun. Appointment Needed INVERNESS 352-419-7911 3161-C, E. Gulf to Lake Hwy. 1/2 mile east of Walmart OCALA 352-671-2999 11250 SW 93rd Ct. Rd., Ocala Next to Chilis CRYSTAL RIVER 352-794-6155 1122 N. Suncoast Blvd. (US 19) A block and a half south of Ft. Island Trail To avoid waiting you MUST call ahead for an appointment. YOU NEED TO CALL IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE Has difficulty hearing outdoors, in restaurants or home. Problems following conversation, especially in groups Frequently ask others to repeat themselves Strain to understand certain peoples voices or words Seems like people mumble, you want them to speak up Are told you play the T.V. too loud. 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Friday, January 18, 2013 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 18~ Friday, January 18, 2013 www.smcitizen.com CALL TOM OR SUSIE AT 854-3986To place your food ad in this section!Color RED isfree! On a bright and absolutely lovely sunny day, an intrepid group of Cherrywood gardeners led by residents Gail and Don Messenger went on an expedition Wednesday, Jan. 9. The destination was Sugar Tree Farms northeast of Ocala. Bill, the proprietor, gave an extremely interesting tour and explanation of the organic/hydro-phonic gardening process; alpacas; and how to control chickens. The products of his efforts are impressive and very tasty; particularly the tomatoes and strawberries. Bill showed the group how easy it would be to grow beautiful organic and pesticide free vegetables in your back garden. If you are tired of the bland almost tasteless produce in the local supermarkets and want to try something different, take a ride out to the farm at 435 N.E. 63rd St.; or check out the website at http://www.sugartree-farms.com/. The next meeting will be Wednesday, Feb. 13, 11 a.m. at the Clubhouse. We will have an informal discussion about successes and failures along with plans for the spring. Anyone who has plants/cuttings to share please bring them to the meeting. Contact Judy Durst 352-873-7849 for more information. (Article and photos by Fred OHern)Karaoke NightIn spite of a few technical difficulties at the start, the 30 or more people at Karaoke still managed to have a good time enjoying some laughs and the songs. Bill LaVertue and Rich Becotte managed to get the microphones and computer system back in sync and the group was off and running with some great entertainment. Every Karaoke Night is getting better with more people ready to take a chance. We have some really talented individuals who can belt out a tune with the best of them. Not included in that group is yours truly who ventured out on the stage to sing. I can always be relied upon to provide a bad example. Keep watching this column for the next Karaoke Night and plan to attend. Youll have a fun evening with your friends and be pleasantly surprised at the talent we have here at Cherrywood. Veterans ClubOur Cherrywood Veterans Club will hold its first meeting of the year on Thursday, Feb. 7 starting at 2 p.m. in the Clubhouse. This meeting is open to all interested residents. John Deakins of Fisher House will be our guest speaker at the next meeting. John has long been involved with the Fisher House project and with our Cherrywood veterans. He periodically comes to our meetings and updates us on the progress of this worthwhile project. Fisher House is a residential facility for the families of recovering veterans. While the veteran is in the hospital under going treatment and/or rehabilitation; their families have a place on the Gainesville campus of the Veterans Medical Facility to stay and be close to their loved one. The Fisher House offers comfortable living quarters free of charge to those who can help our wounded veterans the best; their families. The Cherrywood Veterans Club is a proud supporter of this effort. Also to be discussed is the upcoming service to honor the widows of our fallen veterans on the 19th of February along with other upcoming events. Reports will be provided by all the officers and immediately following the meeting, there will be a social hour on the patio with free refreshments. Learn what your Veterans Club is doing for our service personnel; come to the meeting; take part and support our troops; our veterans and their families.Spring Sweetheart Craft ShowIts time again for our Sweetheart Craft show featuring all the things you need to be ready for the spring season. This is an exciting event featuring jewelry; note cards; hand woven baskets; handmade purses; wood crafts and lots Cherrywood Garden Club takes a local tour Cherrywood John Everlove Members of the Cherrywood Garden Club on tour. Karaoke singer Rich. PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE18 more. This is a must see happening here at Cherrywood. Saturday, Feb. 9, the fun begins at 9 a.m. and goes until 2 p.m. Not only will you enjoy the products of our artisans and vendors, but youll be able to take part in craft raffles; buy some sweets from our Songbirds bake sale and have a delicious lunch for a small fee; provided by our activities committee. If youre a vendor or if you need directions to the Clubhouse (this is a community wide event and all are welcome) please call Geri at 352-237-1675 for more information. Mark your calendar and dont miss this fantastic spring event.Valentines Day danceIts almost Valentines Day when we take the time to show and tell the special people in our lives how much they are loved. Well, Cherrywood has a special way of celebrating this day with a Valentines Day dance. On Saturday, Feb. 16 from 7 until 10 p.m., Rich Becotte will fill the decorated Clubhouse with romantic dance music while the Activities Committee provides finger foods and lemonade or iced tea. Of course you can bring beverages of your own if you wish. The cost is only $3 per person so get your tickets soon as this is usually a sellout event. What better way to tell that special person or those special people how much they mean to you than be bringing them to the Valentines Day Dance? Sports partyCheck the clubhouse bulletin board for details concerning the special Sports Party on Sunday, Feb. 3. Fred OHern and Geri both have details concerning this event.Elvis and GeorgeTickets for the Elvis and George Hamilton Show are sold out. Thank you to all those who made this event possible.Biloxi callingExperience the thrill of Biloxi for four days and three nights starting of Feb. 17. Youll ride a deluxe motor coach with professional driver to the IP Casino Resort and Spa; stay in a luxurious room and get $25 in free slot play and $24 in food coupons. As if that wasnt exciting enough, youll have the chance to visit the Hard Rock Casino and the Palace Casino as well and receive $15 in free slot play at each of those venues as well. If you want to be part of this trip all you have to do is call Natalie at 352-8544561 at get all the details. She will be more than happy to book your reservation and provide you with all the information.More Cherrywood travelsFeeling a little itch in your feet and want to try something new? Here are some great opportunities for you coming up in the near future. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 25 and 26, theres a two-day bus trip to Brunswick and St. Simons Island, Georgia. Youll enjoy a five-hour luncheon cruise on the Emerald Princess II gambling ship; hotel for one night; free time to shop at St Simons Island taxes and tips included. Not in the mood for a two day trip? Try the Winter Park Playhouse on Jan. 31 for the show, My Way A Tribute to Frank Sinatra. This trip also features lunch at the Cheesecake Factory. Lastly, on Thursday, Feb. 7, catch Mystery Day Trip. This fun time includes lunch; bus; tax and tips and well, it is a Mystery Trip. Contact our own Nancy Archer for all the details and reservations at 352-8611432.Camera ClubThe next meeting of the Camera Club is Friday February 1st at 10 a.m. in the clubhouse when the winner of our January Christmas Photo Contest winner, Elizabeth Price will get her prize. Come out and see her detailed and colorful photo as we discuss the future of the club; guest speakers; topics and more. If you have any interest at all in cameras or photography, you wont want to miss this meeting.Spotlight on ExcellenceEach week we bring you a story about some of our residents here at Cherrywood that either have an interesting past; a promising future or have made a contribution to the quality of life here in our community. This week we feature Art and Diane Desin. Art was born in Rochester, New York ,but due to some family difficulties when he was very young, he moved to Erie, Pennsylvania, with his foster family, the Burchas. It was in Erie that he would grow up, go to school and become a man. At Harbor Creek High School, Art was an outstanding athlete. After playing junior varsity in his freshman year, Art lettered the last three years of school in football; baseball and track. Among his many accomplishments in sports was his record in the broad jump event that lasted for more than 30 years. He credits his ability in track and field to helping him on the football field as well where he played halfback. I wasnt very big but I could move quickly, he laughed. Every town, large or small has a place where the teenagers hang out, and Erie was no different. At a place called the Triangle where three streets intersected at a park, the young people of town would go, as they called it, Bugging. CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 15 PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE19 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 000DQBM 000DRVL (352) 522-0309 6933 SW 179 Ave. Rd. www.juliettefalls.com 15 miles West of I-75 on SR 40 in Dunnellon All Entres $14.95 All entres served with house salad and choice of mashed potato or rice pilaf MENU OFFERED FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHTS FROM 5-8PM 8 Oz. Slow Roasted Prime Rib served with au jus and horseradish cream sauce Grilled Chicken Parmesan Cacciatore Butter Crumb Haddock with lemon and wine sauce Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin Romeos Mixed Grill 1/2 Rack of Ribs and Grilled Chicken Breast GOLF SPECIAL 4 FOR $100 AFTER 1:00 P.M. MUST PRESENT COUPON. EXPIRES 1/31/13 000DPA5 You Have Tried The Rest... NOW TRY THE BEST Italian Restaurant & Pizza Italian Restaurant & Pizza A Taste of Brooklyn in Ocala JASMINE PLAZA 6106 SW State Rd. 200 Ocala, FL (352) 861-2828 HOURS : Mon.-Thurs. 11AM 8:30PM Fri. & Sat. 11AM 9:30 PM Sunday Closed MONDAY ONLY SP A GHET TI with Meatballs $ 6.99 Dine-In or Take-Out No Coupon Necessary TUESDAY ONLY L AR GE 1 6 8-Slice Cheese Pizza $ 6.99 Dine-In or Take-Out No Coupon Necessary Best Pizza C AT E R I N G A V AILABLE 000DSCW Our Place Saloon 352-854-4711 NFL PKG. BUZZTIME TRIVIA Philly Cheese Sandwich Fries Chicken Wings Etc. Sun-Sat 10am-2am Near Lowes on Hwy. 200 Circle Square Plaza 7651 SR 200, Ocala, FL 34476 HAPPY HOUR 10-6 DAILY DJ/KAROAKE FRI & SA T 418 S. Pine Ave. (Next to Ocala Police Department) Ocala, FL 34471 352-620-0020 000DRJN Bring coupon on Tuesdays and Thursdays for Half Price Small Lexy Hot Dog with Purchase of Same Famous Recipe Chicken SW S.R. 200 in front of Walmart Next to Bob Evans 236-5337 Try our convenient drive-thru. Coupons good at all Ocala locations. $ 4 49 000DQDZ Limit 2 Exp. 1/28/13 SMC 2 JUMBO BREAST STRIPS 1 SIDE & BISCUIT 3 PC. OVEN ROASTED BREAST, THIGH, LEG OR BREAST, THIGH, WING Two-Can-Dine 5 pc. Chicken, 2 Regular Sides & 2 Biscuits $ 8 99 2 PC. THIGH & LEG 2 SIDES & BISCUIT Limit 2 Exp. 1/28/13 SMC $ 3 99 Limit 2 Exp. 1/28/13 SMC $ 4 49 mixed chicken (white and dark) 1 SIDE Limit 2 Exp. 1/28/13 SMC 11100 SW 93 Ct. Rd. Suite 12, Ocala, FL Mon-Thur 11am-10pm Fri & Sat 11am-11pm Sunday 11am-9pm 402-0003 Buy 1 Meal Get 1 at 1 / 2 OFF Equal or Lesser Value With purchase of 2 drinks With coupon Exp. 2/1/13 000DN6G 711193 Taste The Best Taste The Best Taste The Best 000DRMD Assisted Living Facility License # 12256 Are You Concerned About A Loved One? www.superioralf.com 4865 W. Gulf to Lake Hwy. (SR44) Lecanto, FL 34461 (352) 746-LIVE (5483) 8733 W. Yulee Dr. Homosassa FL 34448 352-621-8017 2300 SW 21st Circle, Ocala, FL 34471 (352) 861-2887 Are you noticing... Frequent Calls For Help Challenges With Housekeeping And Meal Preparation Being Isolated More Falls Forgetfulness No matter where your loved one lives; at home alone, with a family member or living in another community, we are the experts that will help you gain peace of mind and get the support you need. Assisted Living Facility License #1 1566 Assisted Living #AL9673

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Friday, January 18, 2013 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 16~ Friday, January 18, 2013 www.smcitizen.com GOLD SILVER PLATINUM WE PAY CASH FOR GOLD NOW WE PAY CASH FOR GOLD NOWCASH HANDED OUT ON THE SPOT8k, 10k, 14k, 18k, 22k, 24k, Dental Gold & Platinum We buy large diamonds 1 CT or larger We buy all premium watches and all gold watches 4 DA Y BUYING EVENTLargest Jewelr y Buying Event on State Rd. 200Fri., Jan. 18 9-5 Sat ., Jan. 19 10-3 Sun., Jan. 20 10-3 Mon., Jan. 21 9-5Between Queen Of Peace & Flowers Bakery 6333SWSTATEROAD200 Stamped SterlingFlatware & Service Sets US & Foreign Silver Coins US & Foreign Gold Coins854-6622WE CAN COME TO YOU!Your Unwanted Jewelry Could Be Worth Lots of Money! 000DRVEGOLD SILVER PLATINUM WE PAY CASH FOR GOLD NOW WE PAY CASH FOR GOLD NOWCASH HANDED OUT ON THE SPOT8k, 10k, 14k, 18k, 22k, 24k, Dental Gold & Platinum We buy large diamonds 1 CT or larger We buy all premium watches and all gold watches 4 DA Y BUYING EVENTLargest Jewelr y Buying Event on State Rd. 200Fri., Jan. 18 9-5 Sat ., Jan. 19 10-3 Sun., Jan. 20 10-3 Mon., Jan. 21 9-5Between Queen Of Peace & Flowers Bakery 6333 SW STATE ROAD 200 Stamped SterlingFlatware & Service Sets US & Foreign Silver Coins US & Foreign Gold Coins854-6622WE CAN COME TO YOU!Your Unwanted Jewelry Could Be Worth Lots of Money!

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Friday, January 18, 2013 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 16~ Friday, January 18, 2013 www.smcitizen.com GOLD SILVER PLATINUM WE PAY CASH FOR GOLD NOW WE PAY CASH FOR GOLD NOWCASH HANDED OUT ON THE SPOT8k, 10k, 14k, 18k, 22k, 24k, Dental Gold & Platinum We buy large diamonds 1 CT or larger We buy all premium watches and all gold watches 4 DA Y BUYING EVENTLargest Jewelr y Buying Event on State Rd. 200Fri., Jan. 18 9-5 Sat ., Jan. 19 10-3 Sun., Jan. 20 10-3 Mon., Jan. 21 9-5Between Queen Of Peace & Flowers Bakery 6333SWSTATEROAD200 Stamped SterlingFlatware & Service Sets US & Foreign Silver Coins US & Foreign Gold Coins854-6622WE CAN COME TO YOU!Your Unwanted Jewelry Could Be Worth Lots of Money! 000DRVEGOLD SILVER PLATINUM WE PAY CASH FOR GOLD NOW WE PAY CASH FOR GOLD NOWCASH HANDED OUT ON THE SPOT8k, 10k, 14k, 18k, 22k, 24k, Dental Gold & Platinum We buy large diamonds 1 CT or larger We buy all premium watches and all gold watches 4 DA Y BUYING EVENTLargest Jewelr y Buying Event on State Rd. 200Fri., Jan. 18 9-5 Sat ., Jan. 19 10-3 Sun., Jan. 20 10-3 Mon., Jan. 21 9-5Between Queen Of Peace & Flowers Bakery 6333 SW STATE ROAD 200 Stamped SterlingFlatware & Service Sets US & Foreign Silver Coins US & Foreign Gold Coins854-6622WE CAN COME TO YOU!Your Unwanted Jewelry Could Be Worth Lots of Money!

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Friday, January 18, 2013 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 18~ Friday, January 18, 2013 www.smcitizen.com CALL TOM OR SUSIE AT 854-3986To place your food ad in this section!Color RED isfree! On a bright and absolutely lovely sunny day, an intrepid group of Cherrywood gardeners led by residents Gail and Don Messenger went on an expedition Wednesday, Jan. 9. The destination was Sugar Tree Farms northeast of Ocala. Bill, the proprietor, gave an extremely interesting tour and explanation of the organic/hydro-phonic gardening process; alpacas; and how to control chickens. The products of his efforts are impressive and very tasty; particularly the tomatoes and strawberries. Bill showed the group how easy it would be to grow beautiful organic and pesticide free vegetables in your back garden. If you are tired of the bland almost tasteless produce in the local supermarkets and want to try something different, take a ride out to the farm at 435 N.E. 63rd St.; or check out the website at http://www.sugartree-farms.com/. The next meeting will be Wednesday, Feb. 13, 11 a.m. at the Clubhouse. We will have an informal discussion about successes and failures along with plans for the spring. Anyone who has plants/cuttings to share please bring them to the meeting. Contact Judy Durst 352-873-7849 for more information. (Article and photos by Fred OHern)Karaoke NightIn spite of a few technical difficulties at the start, the 30 or more people at Karaoke still managed to have a good time enjoying some laughs and the songs. Bill LaVertue and Rich Becotte managed to get the microphones and computer system back in sync and the group was off and running with some great entertainment. Every Karaoke Night is getting better with more people ready to take a chance. We have some really talented individuals who can belt out a tune with the best of them. Not included in that group is yours truly who ventured out on the stage to sing. I can always be relied upon to provide a bad example. Keep watching this column for the next Karaoke Night and plan to attend. Youll have a fun evening with your friends and be pleasantly surprised at the talent we have here at Cherrywood. Veterans ClubOur Cherrywood Veterans Club will hold its first meeting of the year on Thursday, Feb. 7 starting at 2 p.m. in the Clubhouse. This meeting is open to all interested residents. John Deakins of Fisher House will be our guest speaker at the next meeting. John has long been involved with the Fisher House project and with our Cherrywood veterans. He periodically comes to our meetings and updates us on the progress of this worthwhile project. Fisher House is a residential facility for the families of recovering veterans. While the veteran is in the hospital under going treatment and/or rehabilitation; their families have a place on the Gainesville campus of the Veterans Medical Facility to stay and be close to their loved one. The Fisher House offers comfortable living quarters free of charge to those who can help our wounded veterans the best; their families. The Cherrywood Veterans Club is a proud supporter of this effort. Also to be discussed is the upcoming service to honor the widows of our fallen veterans on the 19th of February along with other upcoming events. Reports will be provided by all the officers and immediately following the meeting, there will be a social hour on the patio with free refreshments. Learn what your Veterans Club is doing for our service personnel; come to the meeting; take part and support our troops; our veterans and their families.Spring Sweetheart Craft ShowIts time again for our Sweetheart Craft show featuring all the things you need to be ready for the spring season. This is an exciting event featuring jewelry; note cards; hand woven baskets; handmade purses; wood crafts and lots Cherrywood Garden Club takes a local tour Cherrywood John Everlove Members of the Cherrywood Garden Club on tour. Karaoke singer Rich. PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE18 more. This is a must see happening here at Cherrywood. Saturday, Feb. 9, the fun begins at 9 a.m. and goes until 2 p.m. Not only will you enjoy the products of our artisans and vendors, but youll be able to take part in craft raffles; buy some sweets from our Songbirds bake sale and have a delicious lunch for a small fee; provided by our activities committee. If youre a vendor or if you need directions to the Clubhouse (this is a community wide event and all are welcome) please call Geri at 352-237-1675 for more information. Mark your calendar and dont miss this fantastic spring event.Valentines Day danceIts almost Valentines Day when we take the time to show and tell the special people in our lives how much they are loved. Well, Cherrywood has a special way of celebrating this day with a Valentines Day dance. On Saturday, Feb. 16 from 7 until 10 p.m., Rich Becotte will fill the decorated Clubhouse with romantic dance music while the Activities Committee provides finger foods and lemonade or iced tea. Of course you can bring beverages of your own if you wish. The cost is only $3 per person so get your tickets soon as this is usually a sellout event. What better way to tell that special person or those special people how much they mean to you than be bringing them to the Valentines Day Dance? Sports partyCheck the clubhouse bulletin board for details concerning the special Sports Party on Sunday, Feb. 3. Fred OHern and Geri both have details concerning this event.Elvis and GeorgeTickets for the Elvis and George Hamilton Show are sold out. Thank you to all those who made this event possible.Biloxi callingExperience the thrill of Biloxi for four days and three nights starting of Feb. 17. Youll ride a deluxe motor coach with professional driver to the IP Casino Resort and Spa; stay in a luxurious room and get $25 in free slot play and $24 in food coupons. As if that wasnt exciting enough, youll have the chance to visit the Hard Rock Casino and the Palace Casino as well and receive $15 in free slot play at each of those venues as well. If you want to be part of this trip all you have to do is call Natalie at 352-8544561 at get all the details. She will be more than happy to book your reservation and provide you with all the information.More Cherrywood travelsFeeling a little itch in your feet and want to try something new? Here are some great opportunities for you coming up in the near future. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 25 and 26, theres a two-day bus trip to Brunswick and St. Simons Island, Georgia. Youll enjoy a five-hour luncheon cruise on the Emerald Princess II gambling ship; hotel for one night; free time to shop at St Simons Island taxes and tips included. Not in the mood for a two day trip? Try the Winter Park Playhouse on Jan. 31 for the show, My Way A Tribute to Frank Sinatra. This trip also features lunch at the Cheesecake Factory. Lastly, on Thursday, Feb. 7, catch Mystery Day Trip. This fun time includes lunch; bus; tax and tips and well, it is a Mystery Trip. Contact our own Nancy Archer for all the details and reservations at 352-8611432.Camera ClubThe next meeting of the Camera Club is Friday February 1st at 10 a.m. in the clubhouse when the winner of our January Christmas Photo Contest winner, Elizabeth Price will get her prize. Come out and see her detailed and colorful photo as we discuss the future of the club; guest speakers; topics and more. If you have any interest at all in cameras or photography, you wont want to miss this meeting.Spotlight on ExcellenceEach week we bring you a story about some of our residents here at Cherrywood that either have an interesting past; a promising future or have made a contribution to the quality of life here in our community. This week we feature Art and Diane Desin. Art was born in Rochester, New York ,but due to some family difficulties when he was very young, he moved to Erie, Pennsylvania, with his foster family, the Burchas. It was in Erie that he would grow up, go to school and become a man. At Harbor Creek High School, Art was an outstanding athlete. After playing junior varsity in his freshman year, Art lettered the last three years of school in football; baseball and track. Among his many accomplishments in sports was his record in the broad jump event that lasted for more than 30 years. He credits his ability in track and field to helping him on the football field as well where he played halfback. I wasnt very big but I could move quickly, he laughed. Every town, large or small has a place where the teenagers hang out, and Erie was no different. At a place called the Triangle where three streets intersected at a park, the young people of town would go, as they called it, Bugging. CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 15 PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE19 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 000DQBM 000DRVL (352) 522-0309 6933 SW 179 Ave. Rd. www.juliettefalls.com 15 miles West of I-75 on SR 40 in Dunnellon All Entres $14.95 All entres served with house salad and choice of mashed potato or rice pilaf MENU OFFERED FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHTS FROM 5-8PM 8 Oz. Slow Roasted Prime Rib served with au jus and horseradish cream sauce Grilled Chicken Parmesan Cacciatore Butter Crumb Haddock with lemon and wine sauce Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin Romeos Mixed Grill 1/2 Rack of Ribs and Grilled Chicken Breast GOLF SPECIAL 4 FOR $100 AFTER 1:00 P.M. MUST PRESENT COUPON. EXPIRES 1/31/13 000DPA5 You Have Tried The Rest... NOW TRY THE BEST Italian Restaurant & Pizza Italian Restaurant & Pizza A Taste of Brooklyn in Ocala JASMINE PLAZA 6106 SW State Rd. 200 Ocala, FL (352) 861-2828 HOURS : Mon.-Thurs. 11AM 8:30PM Fri. & Sat. 11AM 9:30 PM Sunday Closed MONDAY ONLY SP A GHET TI with Meatballs $ 6.99 Dine-In or Take-Out No Coupon Necessary TUESDAY ONLY L AR GE 1 6 8-Slice Cheese Pizza $ 6.99 Dine-In or Take-Out No Coupon Necessary Best Pizza C AT E R I N G A V AILABLE 000DSCW Our Place Saloon 352-854-4711 NFL PKG. BUZZTIME TRIVIA Philly Cheese Sandwich Fries Chicken Wings Etc. Sun-Sat 10am-2am Near Lowes on Hwy. 200 Circle Square Plaza 7651 SR 200, Ocala, FL 34476 HAPPY HOUR 10-6 DAILY DJ/KAROAKE FRI & SA T 418 S. Pine Ave. (Next to Ocala Police Department) Ocala, FL 34471 352-620-0020 000DRJN Bring coupon on Tuesdays and Thursdays for Half Price Small Lexy Hot Dog with Purchase of Same Famous Recipe Chicken SW S.R. 200 in front of Walmart Next to Bob Evans 236-5337 Try our convenient drive-thru. Coupons good at all Ocala locations. $ 4 49 000DQDZ Limit 2 Exp. 1/28/13 SMC 2 JUMBO BREAST STRIPS 1 SIDE & BISCUIT 3 PC. OVEN ROASTED BREAST, THIGH, LEG OR BREAST, THIGH, WING Two-Can-Dine 5 pc. Chicken, 2 Regular Sides & 2 Biscuits $ 8 99 2 PC. THIGH & LEG 2 SIDES & BISCUIT Limit 2 Exp. 1/28/13 SMC $ 3 99 Limit 2 Exp. 1/28/13 SMC $ 4 49 mixed chicken (white and dark) 1 SIDE Limit 2 Exp. 1/28/13 SMC 11100 SW 93 Ct. Rd. Suite 12, Ocala, FL Mon-Thur 11am-10pm Fri & Sat 11am-11pm Sunday 11am-9pm 402-0003 Buy 1 Meal Get 1 at 1 / 2 OFF Equal or Lesser Value With purchase of 2 drinks With coupon Exp. 2/1/13 000DN6G 711193 Taste The Best Taste The Best Taste The Best 000DRMD Assisted Living Facility License # 12256 Are You Concerned About A Loved One? www.superioralf.com 4865 W. Gulf to Lake Hwy. (SR44) Lecanto, FL 34461 (352) 746-LIVE (5483) 8733 W. Yulee Dr. Homosassa FL 34448 352-621-8017 2300 SW 21st Circle, Ocala, FL 34471 (352) 861-2887 Are you noticing... Frequent Calls For Help Challenges With Housekeeping And Meal Preparation Being Isolated More Falls Forgetfulness No matter where your loved one lives; at home alone, with a family member or living in another community, we are the experts that will help you gain peace of mind and get the support you need. Assisted Living Facility License #1 1566 Assisted Living #AL9673

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Friday, January 18, 2013 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 14~ Friday, January 18, 2013 www.smcitizen.com State Street was the main drag and of course in those days, drag racing was kind of a cool thing to be doing. Unfortunately for Art, he was great at racing but not very good at getting away with it so he lost his drivers license. Diane was a year behind Art in high school and you might say the two of them had Car ma. One day Diane was out bugging State Street in her 1956 Chevy convertible and she spotted a custom Chevy sedan with two young men in it. The car looked hot and the boys did too. After a brief conversation, Diane and her girl friend decided to go cruising with the two handsome young men. Diane pushed Art into the back seat with her girl friend and she jumped into the passenger seat next to the driver. It wasnt until later that she found out the car was owned by Art but was being driven by his friend thanks to Art not having a license. Needless to say, she switched partners pretty quickly after she found out. That incident was just a little over 54 years ago. A year later they were married and recently celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary. They have three children, Arthur Junior who lives in Brooklyn New York; Sherry (Vogel) who still lives in Erie; and Terry who lives here in Ocala. They also have eight grandchildren. After the children were older, Diane began working and developing her administrative skills. She has held many positions through out her career including helping Art in two separate businesses. Art has always enjoyed two things in life; customizing cars and speed. He has raced and sponsored racing vehicles including cars; boats; motorcycles and snow mobiles. If it moved, Art wanted to move it faster than anyone else. When their youngest son was 14, Art and Diane opened Stadium Motor Cross track. It was an ideal business for both as they loved the thrill and excitement of this type of racing and Terry fit right in running the concession stand. After a few years, they sold that business and Art returned to marketing while Diane became the office manager for a local jewelry company. When it comes to customizing cars, many of Arts vehicles have been featured on the cover of major national magazines and he has an abundance of trophies. Interestingly enough, he had a 1956 customized Chevy that was seen in one of the magazines. When a photographer for a national magazine called him wanting to take pictures, Art called Diane and urged her to wash it and make it look its best. He also asked her to bring it down to his shop when she was through so the photographer could get pictures. Diane and the kids worked on the car as requested and had it at its shining best. They piled into the classic automobile and promptly drove it toward Arts office. Unfortunately, on the way, she drove it into a cement truck. Thankfully no one was hurt but needless to say, the photo shoot didnt go to well. Amazingly, the two remain in love after all these years. In the years that followed, Art and Diane continued to work and thrive together, mixing their mutual interests in motor sports and customizing cars. At the many meets they attended, when Art would win another trophy, Diane would scan the crowd. If she could find a youngster in a wheel chair or displaying some other sign of challenge; she CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 18 would walk over and present the trophy to that child. There is no shortage of love and compassion in Art or Diane. Nine years ago, after Art had retired from his position with A.C. Spark Plugs and Diane had retired from the jewelry store, they moved to Daytona Beach to be with her mother, who was ill at the time. Before her Mom passed, Diane tells of buying paint for the new house here in Ocala. She picked out the color; bought the paint, brushes and rollers; everything necessary to complete the job. She laughingly states that the unopened paint cans are still in the garage. Art jokingly admits hes not too good Diane and Art Desin PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE20 www.nutechhearing.com M-F 9:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sat. and Sun. Appointment Needed INVERNESS 352-419-7911 3161-C, E. Gulf to Lake Hwy. 1/2 mile east of Walmart OCALA 352-671-2999 11250 SW 93rd Ct. Rd., Ocala Next to Chilis CRYSTAL RIVER 352-794-6155 1122 N. Suncoast Blvd. (US 19) A block and a half south of Ft. Island Trail To avoid waiting you MUST call ahead for an appointment. YOU NEED TO CALL IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE Has difficulty hearing outdoors, in restaurants or home. Problems following conversation, especially in groups Frequently ask others to repeat themselves Strain to understand certain peoples voices or words Seems like people mumble, you want them to speak up Are told you play the T.V. too loud. 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with his hands but has great ideas when it comes to the design and implementing of ideas for customizing cars. He speaks of one incident where he was watching a mechanic repair his car and after talking to him for a few minutes the man looked up and said, You dont know what your talking about do you? Diane still works part time as an administrative assistant at Fero Insurance Agency. Art stays busy by caring for the couples pride and joy; a customized Buick Riviera. Both of them had a hand in the designing; color; size; style and development of this beautiful car. With a sense of pride, Art makes sure the car is always ready for the next show. They have shared some great experiences at various venues; Good Guys in Ohio and at Daytona to mention just a few. The only venue they havent been to yet is Dream Cruise in Royal Oak, Michigan, but they have hopes of making it there some day, too. The Desins are a fun-loving couple who are great to talk to. If you want a special treat, ask to see their car. They are Car ismatic. From Your ReporterOn Saturday, my wife and I had the honor and privilege to be invited out to a dinner party hosted by a patron of the arts; education and the Cherrywood Veterans Club. He wishes to remain anonymous and I include this piece for only two reasons; the first, to say Thank you to him and the second, to let everyone know that there are some very good and special people in this world. When we read or hear the news of crime; corruption and evil acts, we tend to forget that there are those who live their lives doing good works; offering friendship and aide to those in need; and making the world a better place. To him, and to all those who fall into this category, Thank you and God bless. Contact me at urperssec@yahoo.com if you have a comment; suggestion or idea for something youd like to see in this column. Id love to hear from you. Friday, January 18, 2013 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 20~ Friday, January 18, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Lutheran Church on Feb. 12 from 4 until 7 p.m. Tickets, available at the door, are $5 for adults, $2.50 for children 5 through 12, and there is no charge for children under the age of 5. Tickets will also be available from members, and at the Peace Lutheran booth at the Dunnellon First Saturday event on Feb. 2. This popular event features traditional potato pancakes or buttermilk pancakes, ham, fruit cup, dessert and beverage. Potato Pancakes are the traditional fare for Shrove Tues, or Fat Tuesday. Shrove Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday, is the final day before the commencement of Lent, a Christian season leading up to Easter Sunday. Pancakes are eaten on this day because they contain milk, butter and eggs, foods which were once forbidden during Lent. Everyone is invited to attend this much anticipated supper put on by the members of Peace Lutheran Church, who will be peeling the potatoes, mixing the batter, cooking the pancakes, carving the ham, greeting, serving and cleaning up. Come hungry and leave happy! Bible Study is offered at Peace Lutheran on Sunday at 9 a.m., and on Wednesday at 10 a.m. Sunday Worship Service is held at 10 a.m. All are invited to attend. Peace Lutheran Church, the church on the hill, is at 7201 U.S. Highway 41 South, just north of Highway 40, five miles north of downtown Dunnellon. For more information, call the church office, 352489-5881 or visit PeaceLutheranOnline.com. RELIGIONCONTINUED FROM PAGE 12 CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 19 One of the most enduring values of Judaism is the concept of tzedakah, giving charity. Actually the word tzedakah means righteousness so that when we help our neighbor in need, we are doing the right thing, an act which as Jews, we are commanded to do. In Judaism, giving charity is an entitlement. A person in need is entitled to be able to live and even the recipients of help are supposed to help those in even direr straights. Since Biblical times, Jews were to give (tithe) 10 percent of their income to charity and today many indeed continue to do so. During the time of the Temple, animal sacrifice was often used as a form of charity because the donor was giving something of value to God in gratefulness, in supplication for a favor or for forgiveness of sin. Giving tzedakah is also one of those obligations that can alleviate a severe judgment decree made by God during the High Holiday season and for this reason many Jews contribute to their favorite charities at that time of the year. There are many ways Jews fulfill the mitzvah (commandment) of tzedakah. In almost every Jewish home is a pushke, a tzedakah box where coins are tossed traditionally before the Sabbath when carrying money is forbidden. I like to keep one in my laundry room so I can toss those extra coins that end up in my washer from my husbands pants! People can make outright donations to synagogues, Jewish organizations like Hadassah, or to Jewish social service groups. While Jews do take care of their own, we also contribute heavily to the communities we live in with donations to Goodwill Industries, food banks, Salvation Army, Red Cross and the like. We also give our time and volunteer for the United Way and other organizations that help in the community. Be doing these acts of tzedakah we are practicing tikun olam, repairing the world and making it a better place to live. There are also specific times when giving charity is advisable. Instead of sending flowers, a charitable contribution in memory of the deceased is performed. And on the yarzheit or anniversary of the death of the loved one, a contribution is made. When one recovers from a serious illness, a contribution in gratefulness to God is made to a worthy cause. For weddings, bat/bat mitzvahs, baby namings and the like, gifts of tzedakah are always acceptable. According to the great sage, Maimonides, there are eight levels of charity. Starting with the lowest level they are: 1. Giving begrudgingly. 2. Giving less that you should but giving it cheerfully. 3. Giving after being asked 4. Giving before being asked. 5. Giving when you do not know the recipient's identity but the recipient knows your identity. 6. Giving when you know the recipient's identity but the recipient doesn't know your identity.. 7. Giving when neither party knows the other's identity. 8. Enabling the recipient to be self-reliant. Basically, the idea here is for the donor to give cheerfully, anonymously with the goal of helping the person to get on his own two feet., Keeping these principles in mind, many Jews have organized their wealth into foundations in order to better serve their communities. One local Lecanto couple, Bob and Carol Spector, for instance, have formed the Bob and Carol Spector Foundation for Animal Welfare and Judaic Studies. This philanthropic couple has combined their two passions, humane treatment of dogs and their rescue from harm and their love of Judaism and pursuit of Jewish knowledge into their foundations purpose. Through their efforts, dog shelters and Jewish groups in the area have benefited from their generosity. Another foundation is the Florence and Lawrence Spungen Foundation which focuses on the northern suburbs of their local communities of Chicago, IL and Santa Barbara, CA. This foundation is concerned with cancer research and Jewish educational causes. A hallmark of this organization is that it provides the grandchildren with the opportunity to give tzedakah to a charity of their choice. This is a wonderful way to promote the Jewish value of tzedakah to ensuing generations. As part of its aim to promote Jewish educational causes, the Foundation is sponsoring a special exhibit on the Holocaust, which will be coming to On Top of the World Cultural Center in Ocala on Feb. 12 from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The exhibit will feature letters, postcards and memorabilia not ordinarily seen in museums due to their rarity. The exhibit is free and open to the public so that all can come and learn about the Holocaust before many of its survivors have faded into history. A not to be missed event and an outstanding example of tzedakah. In these difficult ecomonic times, may we all take note of the Jewish expression of tzedakah and may we all do our part in helping those in need. Tzedakah: Giving righteousness (Second in a series on Jewish values) Judis Journal Judi Siegal Do you know where your Social Security card is located? Hopefully, its in a safe place, tucked away securely with your other important papers. It certainly should not be in your purse or wallet and should not be carried with you every day since it can be more valuable than cash to an identity thief. Do you know your Social Security number? Chances are you have it memorized. If you know your number, you may never need your card again. It is the number, not the card, that is most important. In the event that you lose your Social Security card and really need a replacement, you can find out all the details on how to obtain a replacement card and what specific documents you need to provide at www.socialsecurity.gov/ssnumber. Each situation is unique, but in most cases you simply need to print, complete, and either mail or bring the application to Social Security with the appropriate documentation (originals or certified copies only). If you need to apply for a Social Security card and number for your child, you can do that the same way, and get the specific information at the same website. In almost all cases, though, an application for your infants Social Security card and number is taken in the hospital at the same time that you apply for your babys birth certificate. Why does a baby need a Social Security number? There are a number of reasons, but the main one is so that you can claim your child as a dependent on your tax return. Social Security numbers are also needed for children to apply for certain government and social service benefits. As you prepare for tax season, just around the corner, make sure the kids (and all the dependents) that you list on your annual tax return have Social Security numbers. If you want to claim your child as a dependent on your tax return (and who doesnt?) your child will need a Social Security number. Note that all dependents listed on your federal tax return will need Social Security numbers, including a dependent parent who lives with you and receives support from you. Learn more about Social Security at www.socialsecurity.gov. And learn more about your Social Security card and number at www.socialsecurity.gov/ssnumber, where you can print out an application and find out everything you need for your specific situation.Adon Williams is district manager at the Social Security office in Ocala. Social Security cards and numbers Social Security Adon Williams The Ocala Symphony Orchestra collaborates with Nashvilles biggest Grammy Award-winning country music songwriters to perform an original symphonic pop concert, Music City Hit-Makers, at the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion on Saturday, March 2 at 7 p.m. Music City Hit-Makers pairs Nashvilles most celebrated songwriters with symphony orchestras across the country, like the Boston Pops Orchestra and Nashville Symphony. Audiences learn the stories behind the biggest country music hits by the songwriters who wrote them, including Brett James, Hillary Lindsey and Gordie Sampson. James, who has written five Kenny Chesney smash hits such as When the Sun Goes Down and Mr. Know It All by Kelly Clarkson, has established himself as one of the most prolific and versatile songwriters in Nashville. He is a two-time ASCAP Songwriter of the Year with 13 No. 1 songs and over 300 songs recorded. Lindsey is an Oscar and two-time Golden Globe nominee with songs on albums with RIAA certified records sold. She has co-written five No. 1 songs for Carrie Underwood including, Jesus, Take the Wheel and So Small. Sampson is a SOCAN and Juno Award winning artist with four solo albums. Since co-writing Jesus, Take the Wheel, along with James and Lindsey, Sampson has co-written songs with other Nashville performers including LeAnn Rimes on Long Night, Save Myself and Bon Jovis Any Other Day for that bands 2007 album Lost Highway. Keith Urban recorded his song, You (Or Somebody Like You) on his European release of the album, Days Go By. These influential songwriters for Nashvilles megastars take the stage, with 32 members of the Ocala Symphony Orchestra and an all-Nashville country music band under the superior musical arrangement of Charles Judge and Jason Coleman, to perform a parade of No. 1 songs including, Jesus, Take the Wheel (recorded by Carrie Underwood), Out Last Night (Kenny Chesney), Its American (Rodney Adkins), Blessed (Martina McBride) and many more. Sameed Afghani, Executive Director of the OSO, exclaims, This is truly a special family, concert event. Whether you are a devoted country music fan, or one of our committed patrons, you will be amazed by what these country songwriters and singers can do when performing alongside the Ocala Symphony Orchestra. Bring your friends and family to experience the heart of Nashville here in Ocala! 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Friday, January 18, 2013 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com 12~ Friday, January 18, 2013 www.smcitizen.com TO ADVERTISECall854-3986 ADVER TISING Iam not superstitious (knock on wood) but some things happen to me that leave me a little bit suspicious. I am not sure if there is a connection between superstitious and suspicious, but if there were, that would explain a lot in my life. I start every year with high hopes of making certain changes in my life. If I had a quarter for every change I wanted to make in my life but didnt, I would have all the change I need. This past week was one of those weeks. I was minding my own business, which for me is a full-time job without benefits, and no matter what I did; I was either a day late or a dollar short. I had to go across town for a business meeting and as my luck would have it, I hit every red light. I am not sure but it seemed that there were 1,937 traffic lights in route to my destination. I had a gift card that I cannot remember when I got it, but I thought I would get a nice gift for myself. I selected my gift, went to the cash out counter and was informed that my gift card had expired yesterday. I think I have just too many yesterdays in my life. I would like a card once that would expire tomorrow. I have plenty of them. The bookstore that I do my business was having a special on a book that I really wanted. I got to the store, stood in line for well over an hour and, as my luck would have it, the person in front of me got the last one. I believe if there are 100 people playing a $10 million lottery I would be number 101. I come so close so many times, but you know what they say, an inch missed is like a mile missed. When my wife and I started our marital journey, we did not take a vow of poverty. It just has turned out that way. As soon as we have a little cash ahead, my wife begins to wonder what is going to break in the house. And, as luck would have it, she is usually right. All week long, my week went like this. All week long, I could not catch anything and then, as my luck would have it, I caught a cold. I did not set out at the beginning of the week to catch a cold. Whoever threw that cold at me I would like to find out right now. Of course, why I caught it in the first place is to be questioned. I really did not see it coming. Why is it you cannot catch what you want but usually can catch what you do not want? A friend of mine always reminds me along this line that, Thats life. I caught a cold and now I did not know what to do with it. I got up late in the morning, put on my bathrobe and went toward the kitchen wheezing and coughing as I shuffled down the hallway. When I got to the kitchen the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage looked at me with one of those looks and said rather sternly, Dont you dare give that cold to me. I was sick but I was not too sick to know a death threat when it came my way. When it comes right down to it, I am really a generous person. I would give you the shirt off my back if you needed it. However, when I have something like a cold, I cannot give it to anyone. Nobody wants it! Believe me, the cold I have to give I would give freely. You turn around, my wife said very sternly, and march yourself right back into bed. Not only did I catch a cold, but also I am now catching the dickens. I must confess that I am an expert at catching the dickens, I have just never figured out what to do with it when I got it. If I was good at catching luck as I am with catching the dickens I would be the luckiest man in the world. If someone knows a profitable market for dickens please contact me soon. Slowly I turned, step by step, I walked down the hallway, it seemed like of thousand miles, I finally threw myself into bed. Thankfully, the bed caught me. And so, as luck would have it, I have caught the cold, caught the dickens from my wife, and now I plan to catch up on some sleep. I am not sure if you starve a cold and feed a fever or if you feed a cold and starve a fever. So in my confusion, I fed myself. Resting on my bed, I thought of one of my favorite Bible verses. Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28 KJV). Life is full of ups and downs. Just when you think you are up you find yourself on the way down. The important thing in life is to have a safety net. For me, Jesus is my safety net and has never let me down. He will always catch me.Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866-552-2543 or email jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com. Sometimes you catch something you dont want Out to Pastor Dr. James 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., Ocala. For more information call 352-236-6023.Christs Church of Marion CountySaturday, Jan. 19: Mens Prayer Group, 8 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 20: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22: Womens Crafts and Fellowship, 9 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24: Prayer and Praise Group, 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26: Mens Prayer Group, 8 a.m.Free English classesCollege Road Baptist Church, 5010 S.W. College Road, continues teaching ESL (English as Second Language) each Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. Classes are free, as is child care, and youth programs. Assistance with applying for citizenship is also offered. Enroll any Wednesday evening. Call 352-854-6981, or 352-237-5641 for more information.Community CongregationalCommunity Congregational church will be having an Imposition of Ashes service to begin Lent. The service will be at noon on Feb. 13. A new Bible study titled a Serendipity Study is being presented at our church. Come and enjoy our service and refreshments and then the bible study will be presented by Pastor David Wild. The study comes from the Gospel of Mark. Our church service begins at 10 a.m., followed by refreshments in our fellowship hall and then bible study at 11:30 a.m. Our sermon series for January continues to be Vintage Christianity and is based on the Book of James. This sermon series is very interesting and informative. Pastor Dave brings the gospel to life for us. We are very fortunate to have such a leader and would gladly share him with you. Just join us on any Sunday. We are The Little church with a Big heart and would love to see you. We wish you all a happy, healthy and prosperous 2013. For more information or directions, please contact Theresa Grenier at 352307-0584.Peace Lutheran ChurchThe 22nd annual Peace Potato Pancake Supper will take place at Peace Religion PLEASESEERELIGION, PAGE13 FAMILY FEATURES Once the feast is over, many home cooks are left with a plethora of leftovers and a challenge: how to make the most of what remains. While its hard to live up to that original holiday meal, theres a lot more that you can do with leftover ham rather than just reheating. This year, give leftovers new life with a weeks worth of versatile meals that can be enjoyed through out the day. Start with a fully-cooked, naturally hickory smoked Smithfield Spiral Sliced Ham with a pecan praline glaze, and follow these simple steps to turn it into a potato-crusted ham quiche for brunch, a Monte Cristo sand wich for lunch, and a savory soup for dinner. Youll leave friends and family asking for leftovers more often. For more leftover recipes youll love, visit www.smithfield.com and www.facebook.com/ CookingwithSmithfield. Potato-Crusted Ham QuicheServes: 8 Cook Time: 45 minutes 2 cups of potatoes, raw and shredded 1/4 cup onion, minced 1/2 cup red bell pepper, finely diced 1 tablespoon chives, finely chopped 3 eggs, divided Salt and pepper to taste 3/4 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated 3/4 cup smoked Gouda cheese, grated 1 cup Smithfield Spiral Ham, fully cooked and chopped 1 cup evaporated milk 1/2 teaspoon paprika 1/2 teaspoon salt (optional) 1/4 teaspoon pepper Preheat the oven to 375F. Spray quiche pan with non-stick cooking spray. In medium bowl mix potatoes, onion, pepper, chives, 1 beaten egg and salt and pepper to taste. Press potato mixture evenly into crust shape up the side and on the bottom of the pan and spray again. Bake for 15 minutes or until lightly browned on edges. In a mixing bowl, combine cheeses. Remove crust from oven and layer the following: ham first, and then cheese mixture on top. In a bowl, beat together evaporated milk, remaining eggs, paprika, salt and pepper. Pour mix ture on top of cheese and return to oven. Bake about 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into middle of pie comes out clean. Allow to cool at least five minutes. Serving Suggestions: Serve alongside sliced fresh fruit or a small fresh garden salad. Serves: 4 Cook Time: 10 minutes 3 eggs 1/3 cup milk 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1 teaspoon sugar Pinch nutmeg 1/2 cup whole cranberry sauce 8 slices bread (potato bread, challah, egg bread or any other sweet soft bread) 8 slices Smithfield Spiral Ham 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded 1 cup baby arugula leaves 4 tablespoons butter Confectioners sugar for garnish In shallow casserole dish, whisk eggs together with milk, vanilla, sugar and nutmeg. Spread equal amounts of cran berry sauce on one side of four slices of bread. Top cranberry sauce with two slices of ham, 1/2 cup cheese and 1/4 cup arugula. Top each stacked bread slice with the remaining four slices of bread. Gently press together. In large skillet, melt butter over medium/low heat. Dip each sand wich into milk mixture. Turn and dip the other side. Place in the hot pan and cook until each sandwich is golden brown and the cheese has melted. Remove from pan and drain on paper towels. Dust with confectioners sugar and serve warm. Good Luck SoupServes: 8 Cook Time: 80 minutes 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 medium yellow onions, chopped 2 cloves garlic 1 tablespoon ham base 5 dashes hot sauce 1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 pound black eyed peas, rinsed and soaked over night 64 ounces vegetable stock (or chicken stock) 1 cup water 2 cups Smithfield Spiral Ham roughly chopped 1/2 pound collards, cut into thin ribbons Pepper to taste In large stock pot add olive oil. Stir in onions, garlic, ham base, hot sauce, thyme and oregano. Saut until onions are translucent. Add drained black eyed peas, vegetable stock, water and chopped ham. Simmer until peas are tender, approximately 40 to 50 minutes. Add collards and simmer an additional 20 to 30 minutes. Pepper to taste. Serve hot. Ham and Cranberry Monte Cristo HolidaySpiralSlicedHamwithPecanPralineGlazeServes: 14 Cook Time: 10 to 12 minutes per pound 1 SmithfieldSpiralSlicedHamwithPecanPralineGlaze Preheat oven to 325F. Remove packaging; reserve liquid. Place ham cut-side down on large sheet of foil in roasting pan, pour reserved liquid over ham and wrap completely with foil. Warm ham in oven for 10 to 12 minutes per pound. Do not overheat. After removing ham from oven, let ham sit for 5 minutes before glazing. Heat glaze packet for 15 seconds in microwave. Glaze is hot, so be careful when opening packet. Holding packet with a towel or oven mitt, cut corner off packet and pour glaze into a bowl. Stir well and spoon over ham. 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Friday, January 18, 2013 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 22~ Friday, January 18, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Attend the worship service of your choice... BY JOHN ADAMS At years end, everyones eyes were on what is now known as the fiscal cliff. At the eleventh hour, Congress came to a deal on taxes and unemployment, effectively holding off automatic budget cuts until this March. Now we will likely see a showdown on government spending. With revenue largely off the table for future negotiating, we need to resolve our budget woes by putting the breaks on runaway government spending in a balanced, strategic way. Given that the Pentagon budget makes up more than half of all discretionary spending, smart savings there should be a key part of the solution to the current budget battle. Rather than thinking incrementally, policymakers should rise to the challenge of adjusting our national security strategy by crafting a budget deal that funds programs based on their real contribution to our security. The Pentagon budget has grown exponentially over the past decade with relatively little scrutiny while political battles have primarily focused on revenue and domestic spending. This does a disservice to both our economic and security needs. Despite the winding down of two wars, the Pentagon still has the highest budget in real dollars since World War II. Its time to reexamine Pentagon spending with an eye towards our longterm strategic goals instead of allowing unnecessary or strategically marginal programs to continue to coast on their own momentum. For example, we are currently slated to spend $640 billion over the next decade on a nuclear arsenal far larger than we need and more relevant to the Cold War than the threats we face today. The bloated nuclear budget includes a $6 billion factory to produce new plutonium cores for nuclear bombs and a $10 billion life extension program for the nuclear weapons deployed in Europe. Eliminating unnecessary nuclear programs will save billions of dollars that can then be invested in more effective defense programs. Billions more will be spent on tanks the Army doesnt want and maintaining large numbers of troops in Europe to prevent an invasion from the now defunct Soviet Union. A growing number of policymakers agree that its time for us to reshape the Pentagon budget to address our 21st century needs. Many fiscal conservatives elected in 2010 and re-elected this year agree that the sacred cow of Pentagon spending should be part of our budget solution. And late into the fiscal cliff debate, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta pleaded with Congress to cut expenditures that needlessly divert $74 billion over the next decade into programs, equipment and activities we dont want or need. Reshaping Pentagon spending to bring our national security strategy in line with 21st century needs will make us stronger in the long run. Frankly, we bog the military down when we let wasteful spending go unchecked as we are largely doing, once again. There are those who claim that Pentagon spending should be immune to fiscal discipline, but this fails to consider the full picture of our national security. Americas ability to compete in a global economy is our greatest asset. This requires that we equally invest in job creation and education as well as the traditional elements of defense. A strong economy benefits our troops as well. We can best support our service personnel serving throughout the world by investing in 21st century capabilities, Adjusting Pentagon spending priorities will strengthen security COMMENTARY not Cold-War relics. The budget showdown should be the push that we need for both parties to work to develop a more effective national security strategy today. There is a growing consensus for adjusting our spending priorities to address 21st century challenges and the Pentagon budget should remain on the table in the year ahead. Our national security tomorrow depends on policymakers making smart and strategic budget decisions sooner rather than later. John Adams is a retired Brigadier General with more than thirty years of service and a member of the Consensus for American Security, an advisory group to the nonpartisan American Security Project. Saturday Breakfast is served from 8 to 10 a.m. Donation is $4. The Mens Auxiliary serves shrimp and wing baskets with coleslaw and fries on the first and third Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. A fish fry is held on the second and fourth Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. The Ladies Auxiliary will feature a meatloaf dinner on Feb. 12 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The menu includes meatloaf with gravy, mashed potatoes, corn relish and homemade cupcakes. Tickets are $7 per person and can be purchased in the Canteen. No tickets will be sold at the door. Bingo is open to the public each Monday and Thursday with early bird specials starting at 11:30 a.m. Lunch is available. Members and guests (non-members must be signed in by a VFW Post #4781 Member) Monday Night Bar Bingo is played in the Canteen from 6 to 8. Join us for Karaoke on Friday, Jan. 18 from 6 to 10 p.m. with Rickey Collins and on Saturday, Jan. 19 from 6 to 10 p.m. with Blast from the Past. Canteen lunches are now served on Wednesday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 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.) The VFW Post 4781 is at 9401 S.W. 110th St. (behind Sims Furniture) 352873-4781. Upcoming events at VFW Post 4781 Check out our website www.smcitizen.com BY ELOISE HOLLYFIELD ejh2025@gmail.comSara Sommer wishes to remind you that the Big Red Bus is coming again to OTOW on Monday, Feb. 4. The Bus will be in the Health and Recreation Parking Lot from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. All donors will receive a free movie ticket from Fandango, and all Alyx donors will receive a Darden Gift Certificate. All types of blood are needed and all are welcome!SoftballThe league is well into another month, and there are not too many surprises, but the competition is definitely tightening up. Just last month, the lowly Cebert wealth team couldnt muster a win and were at the bottom of the heap. A month later, they have managed to put a good win streak together to get them into a three-way tie for first place. Wonders never cease, but there is still a long way to go before its over. The Dr. Dunn and Overholser Teams continue to keep pace and have maintain their standings. The Tee Pee Tire team, however,has just lost its luster and seems headed down to the bottom of the pack if they dont start putting some wins together. Although the Great Clips team is still in the cellar, they have shown a sign of life in their last few games and may just be starting to meld together. The Wise Way team cant seem to get over the hump, and it continues to fall one game under the .500 mark. Its still a close race within the league, as there is only a four-game spread between the last place team and the first place team. If everyone stays healthy, there may be some changes by this time next month, so its a matter of wait and see. Dr. Dunn-Kenny 10-7 Overholser-Roger 10-7 Cebert Wealth-Bill 10-7 Wiseway-Jimmy 8-9 Tee Pee Tire-Tom 7-10 Great Clips-Paul 6-11On the Road Again: Hoofin It For HospiceThe 13th annual Hoofin It for Hospice will take place Saturday, Feb. 09, starting at the H&R Building (lower level) between 8-9 a.m. This annual event is a fundraiser supporting the Legacy Hospice House. Flyers are located in the Arbor Club and also at the lower level of the H&R building, along with registration forms. Participants are urged to consider getting sponsors to collect donations from family, friends or neighbors, or even clubs and organizations. This is not a foot race, but at two-mile walk, rain or shine, supporting Hospices efforts at the Legacy House. Registration forms, along with any additional information, can be turned in at the Recreation Center prior to or at the event. For further information, please contact Karen Benson at 304-8658. Hospice is a worthy cause, and remember, you are walking for Hospice. Make all checks payable to Hospice of Marion County, Inc.Travel ToppersTravel Toppers will go to St. Petersburg on Feb. 26 to the Dali Museum and to the Mahaffey Theater. The Mahaffey Theater has a traveling exhibit of Titanic Artifacts, which will leave in March. This is entirely different from last years trip to the Titanic Experience in Orlando. The renowned Dali Museum has a new exhibit, The Royal Inheritance, featuring Dalis paintings from the national collection of Spain. The cost is $55 per person for admissions, coach, and the driver tip. Lunch will be on your own at the Gala Cafe, a casual eatery with a Spanish theme. Jo Swing is accepting reservations now at this time and can be reached at 352-237-4564, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. On Saturday, March 2, Travel Toppers heads to Tampa Downs. After a delicious buffet, travelers can bet on their favorite horses from club house seating. The cost for this trip is $46 for admission, meal, and the coach and tips for the driver. Reservations began Jan. 14, so call Pat Hood a.s.a.p. at 352-2378533 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Big Red Bus looking for blood at OTOW on Feb. 4 BY ELOISE HOLLYFIELD ejh2025@gmail.com Are you ready to be trashy part of the first Recycled Trashy Fashion Show presented by the OTOW Lions Club event, that is? Sponsors, models, and guests are destined to experience what may well be the social event of the year in Marion County. The purpose of the recycled fashion show is twofold: to educate and to entertain. The club hopes this event will instill a sense of urgency as to the importance of alternative solutions to the disposal of waste products and, of course, provide both participants and attendees with a memorable evening. Unique to our area, this exciting event will be held on April 12 at the Hilton Hotel in Ocala. The cash bar will open at 5 p.m. Hors doeuvres, unique creations by Chef Randall White created specifically for this event, will be served at 6 p.m., along with the silent auction. No credit cards are accepted for the silent auction, so be certain to bring your checkbooks. The fashion show will begin at 6:30 p.m. James Vincent Wynn is the master of ceremonies for this event and will provide entertainment and also conduct the silent auction. Recycled trashy fashion show set PLEASESEEFASHION, PAGE23 000CHQO A Progressive Community of Faith in the Heart of Central Florida Sunday Worship 10:30 am Adult Bible Discussion 12:00 Noon God is still speaking, Jesus didnt reject people. Neither do we. First Congregational United Church of Christ 7171 SW SR 200, Ocala, FL 352-237-3035 uccocala.org Dr. H.W. McSwain, Jr., Pastor 000DOXB 352-861-6182 www.ccomc.org S UNDAY S ERVICES Sunday School . . . . . . . . 9:30 am Worship Service . . . . . . . 10:30 am W EEKLY A CTIVITIES Wednesday Bible Study . . . . 7:00 pm S ENIOR P ASTOR D AVID B ELLOWS 6768 SW 80th Street Ocala, Fl 34476 Located a mile west of SR 200 at 10260 SW 110th Street (turn west across from the entrance to Oak Run) Expository Bible Teaching Traditional Services Sunday Worship at 10:00 AM Wednesday Bible Study 6:30 PM 000DMCH Community Church TIMBER RIDGE Wil Clawson Pastor Teacher Our Redeemer Lutheran Church LC-MS 5200 S.W. State Road 200 1 3 / 4 Miles West of I-75 Worship Service 8:00 & 11:00 AM Bible Class & Sunday School 9:30 AM Pastor Joe Adams 237-2233 Sharing the Joy of Jesus Christ! 000D7EJ CHRISTIAN LIFE ASSEMBLY A Pentecostal Charismatic Church SERVICES Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Sunday Morning Service 10:45 a.m. Sunday Evening Service 6:00 p.m. 000DNZC Everyone is welcome Thomas Markham, Pastor 352-237-6950 9644 SW Hwy. 484, Near State Road 200 FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH (Disciples of Christ) Worship: 10:30 AM Sunday School: 9:15 AM (352) 629-6485 www.firstchristianocala.org 1908 S.E. Ft. King St. (Next to Marion Technical Institute) First Christian Church of Ocala Nursery Provided 000DP7L Revs. Terry & Mary Beth Harper, Pastors See us on Facebook Evangelical Lutheran Church joyocala@embarqmail.com Edward Holloway, Pastor 7045 SW 83rd Pl., Ocala (352) 854-4509 Nursery Provided 000CPSM Sunday Worship 8:15 am & 11:00 am Sunday School 9:45 am Wednesday Evening Worship 6:45 pm German Language Worship 1st. Sunday of each month 3:00 pm Maranatha Baptist Church 347-5683 www.maranathabaptistc.org Sunday School . . . . . . . . . . 9:30 A.M. Sunday Services . . . 10:45 A.M. & 6:00 P.M. Sunday AWANA (Aug.-May) . . . . 6:00 P.M. Wednesday Bible Study/Prayer Meeting 6:45 P.M. Pastor Bill Fortune 000D1HQ PREACHING THE TRUTH IN LOVE 525 Marion Oaks Trail, Ocala 75 484 484 Exit 341 SW 49TH AVE. MARION OAKS PASS MARION OAKS TRAIL 200 484 MARION OAKS COURSE S OUTH M ARION C ITIZEN D IRECT OR Y A SK FOR M ICHEL N OR THSEA AT 854-3986 The Reason to Believe... Worship Call to 711195 000DR7N (Located in Kingsland Plaza, 8810 Hwy. 200, across from Pine Run, at traffic light) (352) 854-6464 Toll Free 1-800-749-3245 E-mail: service@eaglerealtyofocala.com Website: www.EagleRealtyOfOcala.com Of Ocala, Inc. LAND RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL 000DRT6 9981 SW 104 PL RENTAL $675/month Furnished or Unfurnished 2Bdrm, 2Bath, Den, Florida Room, 1 car Carport Landlord pays HOA and Lawn care. 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Friday, January 18, 2013 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com Attend the worship service of your choice... 10~ Friday, January 18, 2013 www.smcitizen.com BY TONY PERKINS There's been a lot of speculation about the smaller crowd expected for this year's inauguration and now we know why. The president seems to be disinviting all the Christians! The purging started with Pastor Louie Giglio, who had been scheduled to offer the benediction until homosexual activists dug up a 20-year-old sermon and were shocked to find the Christian minister preaching a Christian message on sexuality. Giglio vanished from the inauguration program 24 hours later, despite his successful ministry for human trafficking victims. In that instant, America was finally introduced to the real agenda of the radical Left. It was the inauguration of a new era of religious intolerance. By his own admission, Pastor Giglio had intentionally avoided the issue of homosexuality for years and concentrated his ministry on more agreeable topics. That much was clear from his own statement: "Clearly, speaking on this issue has not been in the range of my priorities," Giglio pointed out. Yet even he, who desperately wanted to avoid confrontation, could not. As he learned yesterday, liberals are no longer satisfied by the church's silence on homosexuality. They will accept nothing less than the active embrace and celebration of what the Bible calls sin or use totalitarian tactics to get it. What was once outrage over Christian activism has been replaced by outrage over Christian association. The White House has declared that anyone who holds to the belief spoken or unspoken that sexual immorality is wrong has no place at democracy's table. This should be a wake-up call to every evangelical who thinks they can pacify the Left by making the symptoms of immorality their sole focus and being silent on the cause: sin. As those who seek to emulate Christ, our approach must be holistic. We should help the hurting regardless of the cause, but we must also have the courage to go beyond the symptoms to the source. Engaging the world through social justice or conservationism may help us find common ground but it will not mollify faith's detractors. Nothing less than one hundred percent capitulation will. As Albert Mohler wrote in a compelling column about Pastor Giglio, Americans have entered "the Moral McCarthyism" era of our time. Instead of asking if people are members of the Communist Party, the question will be: "Are you now or have you ever been one who believes that homosexuality (or bisexuality, transsexualism and so on) is anything less than morally acceptable?" According to a new survey by the Public Religion Research Institute, 52 percent of Americans would still answer yes. If the mere act of subscribing to a moral view of sexuality is a disqualifying factor, then Roman Catholics, Muslims, Mormons and Orthodox Jews would be disinvited too! After all, Pastor Giglio was not imposing his view on society. When he did talk about homosexuality, he did so to fellow Christians in the confines of his house of worship. If that kind of dissension is not tolerated believing in the Bible in your own church then there is no freedom left. And we have become, as Dr. Russell Moore suggests, members of a State Church, where "if you want to avoid being thrown off the program, you had better learn to 'evolve' fast." "This is precisely what biblical Christians cannot do," Mohler writes. "While seeking to be gentle in spirit and ruthlessly Gospel-centered in speaking of any sin, we cannot cease to speak of sin as sin. To do so is not only to deny the authority of Scripture, not only to reject the moral consensus of the saints, but it undermines the Gospel itself. The Gospel makes no sense, and is robbed of its saving power, if sin is denied as sin." A church without truth is no church at all. It's not enough to love people to Christ if that love is absent the very reason we need Him: human fallenness. There comes a time, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, when silence becomes betrayal. "The day we see the truth and cease to speak is the day we begin to die." Friends, this is that day. Will we hide in fear or stand on truth?Tony Perkins is president of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. COMMENTARY Pastor Giglio and the new moral McCarthyism Ticket InformationTickets are available to anyone, not just residents of OTOW Communities. Ticket costs are $30 per person, $55 for a party of two, and $275 for a table of 10, sold on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please note that tickets are non-refundable. To purchase tickets, contact Lion Wendy via e-mail at wendyp1946ad@aol.com. Checks should be made out to the OTOW Lions Club and mailed to P .O. Box 772733, Ocala, Florida 34477. Sponsors, Advertisers, and Silent Auction DonatorsArea clubs, businesses, and other types or organizations are invited to sponsor this event. Sponsors will not only contribute to the event monetarily, they may also present their products and/or information at tables set up for them outside the meeting room during the OTOW Lions Club Green Expo pre-show. The levels of sponsorship are as follows: Diamond $5,000; Sapphire$2,500; Platinum-$1,000; Gold-$500; and Silver-$250. In addition to being able to set up display tables, the following prizes will be awarded according to sponsorship level: Diamond-Table of 10 and 10 tickets; Sapphire-six tickets; Platinum-4 tickets; Gold and Silver-2 tickets. Sponsors at these levels may enter a model in the contest, and each of these sponsors will have a one-third page ad placed in the event program. Individuals or groups who make a donation of a minimum of $35.00 will be listed in the program guide as Friends of the OTOW Lions Club. For sponsorship and vendor display information, contact PDG Estelle at 352-861-7358 or via e-mail at maggiemagoo@yahoo.com. For those who do not wish to participate as sponsors or contestants but would like to place an advertisement in the program, contact Lion Ron at 352304-8808 or via e-mail at ronn.home@yahoo.com. The cost of the ad is $75. Anyone interested in making donations for the silent auction should call Lion Charmaine at 352-291-2628.EntriesThose who wish to participate in this fashion show competition are invited to enter one model per entity. The outfit created must be made of 75 percent recyclable materials, at a cost not to exceed $40. The first 25 entries will be accepted, so if your club, organization, or business is interested in entering a contestant, it is imperative that you submit the entry form a.s.a.p. No entry forms will be accepted after Jan. 31. There is no entry fee. Cash prizes are as follows: First Prize: $1,000, Second Prize, $500, and Third Prize, $300. The prize money will be given to the charity designated by the winning club, organization, or business. For further information, contact Lion Bonnie at 352-4271131 or via e-mail at bonnie.mills1@gmail.com. Participant entry guidelines, deadlines, and prizesOnly one model (age 18 years or older) per entry may be submitted for consideration as a participant in the fashion show. Each outfit entered is to be designed by a non-professional designer of the club, business, or organization entering a model into the competition; the designer may, of course, also serve as the model. The fashion worn must be made from at least 75 percent recycled materials; vintage clothing may not be entered. Recycled accessories are permitted. No sharp edges or other items that could potentially injure the model or other models may be used. Given the educational nature of the event, designs must not be too revealing, and models may be asked to wear secondary clothing underneath their design. Each model may bring with him or her one additional backstage person to help in the preparation of the show. Interested participants must first complete an entry application no later than January 31, 2013. The first 25 entries will be selected to participate in this competition, so it is imperative that those who wish to enter do so immediately. When designs are completed, participants are required to send a digital photo of the designed outfit. The photo must be accompanied by a 4x6 inch index card containing a description of the design, delineating the materials used ,design technique, etc., and one environmental fact of their choice. A maximum of 75 words may be used on the card. Please note that the Master of Ceremonies will use these cards to introduce the models, and the judges will use the description cards to aid them in determining the winners. Because this is a competition, models will be identified only by number. The deadline for submission of photos and descriptions is March 15. Judges will award points to the fashions designed based on the following criteria: visual impact; design concept; construction technique; creativity; and best use of materials. For information/questions on design or modeling, call Lion Joan at 352-3048711 or contact her via e-mail at kenjoang@yahoo.com. FASHIONCONTINUED FROM PAGE 22 Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com Internal Medicine Associates Of Ocala Board Certifications in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics Thomas Mohan ARNP Sharon Marques M.D. K.N. Reddy M.D. Connie L. Hartley ARNP Herma Baker FNP-BC OFFICE LOCATIONS: 4840 S U.S. Hwy. 41, Dunnellon (352) 489-5152 1623 SW 1St Ave., Ocala (352) 732-9844 9401 SW Hwy. 200, Bldg. 500 Ste. 501 & 502, Ocala (352) 854-9991 Ask About Weight Loss Programs!! High Blood Pressure Diabetes Weight Loss Womens Health All Arthritic Problems Heart Disease Lung Problems Complete Physicals Call For An Appt. Today! 352-414-5312 ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS! Free Screenings! 000DRA9 000DR4M 8070 SW 60th Ave. Ocala, FL 34476 352-291-2080 A Legacy of P raise M or e Than M or e Than 50 Y ears o f 50 Y ears o f Gospel Music Gospel Music Ministr y Ministr y I N C O N C E R T IN CONCERT J A N 2 7 2 0 1 3 J AN 27 20 1 3 9 A M & 1 1 A M 9 AM & 1 1 A M 000DSCD National Cremation Society Considering Cr emation? REGISTER T O WIN A FREE CREMA TION PLAN Come join the National Cremation Society for a FREE Lunch & Informational Seminar on the benefits of pre-planning your cremation When the time comes wouldnt you prefer your loved ones celebrate your legacy rather than stress about making arrangements? Give them the relieF theyll need during a tough time. Well discuss: Affordable options and savings Veterans benefits Worldwide Away-From-Home Protection And much more... RESERVATION REQUIRED Limited seating available. CALL NOW! 1-352-728-0093 First time attendees only please. *Free cremation does not include Travel Protection Plan. GOLDEN CORRAL 2111 SW College Road Tue. Jan. 22 and Feb. 12 11:00 AM Lunch RED LOBSTER 3393 SW College Road Tue. Jan. 29 11:00 AM Lunch OLIVE GARDEN 3363 SW College Road Tue. Feb. 5 11:00 AM Lunch OASIS RESTAURANT 7651 SR 200 Circle Sq. Plaza Thur. Feb. 7 10:30 AM Lunch Tours Tours Tours Tours Call to make a reservation for a lunch/tour. We would love to share with you what The Bridge Community is all about! We look forward to hearing from you soon. Space is limited, so make your reservations today!!! January Seminar Join us for the following event! VETERANS SEMINAR WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2013 2:30pm Find out about the Aid & Attendance Pension Benefit available to Veterans and their surviving spouses who require assistance with their activities of daily living. You may be eligible to receive a monthly tax-free pension from the Veterans Administration of up to $24,228 per year. Presented by Operation:Veteran Aid. Refreshments will be served. 000DNNE College Road Baptist Church 5010 SW College Road, Ocala, FL (352) 237-5741 Rev. Ronnie Walker, Pastor Rev. Jeff Rountree, Minister of Worship Rev. Rob Loy, Jr., Student Minister Jason Kaminski, Childrens Minister Trina Loy, Preschool Director Holding Forth the Word of Life...JESUS Sunday Worship Services 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00 am 9:30 & 11:00 Sunday School 000D2GN Wednesday 6:30 PM Children/Student Ministries 6:30 PM Mid-Week Bible Study www.collegeroad.org 9330 SW 105th St., Ocala, FL 34481 854-9550 www.ocalawestumc.com 100th Ave. SW 105th St SW 110th St 484 Marion Oaks Library SW 103rd St Pine R un OTOW 80th Ave. 60th Ave. 49th Ave. Oak Run 200 484 A Place for You... Rev. Alan Jefferson No matter what your age is, no matter where You come from, no matter who you are, There is a place for you at Ocala West UMC Children & Youth Ministries 000CG1V Traditional Worship 8:00 & 11:00 A.M. Casual & Contemporary 9:30 A.M. Phone (352) 861-9080 Sunday Services 10:30 a.m. 6:00 p.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Monday Morning Christians JOIN US IN WORSHIP 9045 SW 60th A ve. Ocala, FL 000DANR Bible Studies Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Southwest Christian Church 000CQ8E 7768 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala (352) 237-4633 www.countrysideocala.org Welcome to Countryside Presbyterian Church (USA) Sunday Bible Study 9:00 am Sunday Worship 10:30 am Tuesday Bible Study 2:00 pm Pastor Gary O. Marshall Your Spiritual Home 000DG9D 8070 SW 60th Ave. Ocala, FL 34476 352-291-2080 SERVICES HOURS Sunday 9am, 11am, 6pm 1:30 Spanish Service Tuesday 7pm Spanish Service Wednesday Night 7pm Thursday Bible Study 6:30 to 7:30 Youth 7pm Friday 7pm Spanish Service Nursery available WE WELCOME ALL! Bishop Paul Woosley Wesleyan-Holiness Tradition OCALA WEST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE Teaching the Bible as Gods Word to produce Christ-followers! S undays: Sunday School . . . 9:15 A.M. Morning Worship . . 10:30 A.M. Worship . . . . . . 6:00 P.M. Childrens Bible Quizzing 6:00 P.M. Wednesday Evenings Adult Bible Study . . 6:00 P.M. Pastor Curt Dowling 5884 SW 60th Ave. (Airport Rd.) Ocala, Fl 34477 (352) 861-0755 www.ocalawestnaz.org 000D2HD 9524 S.W. 105th St., Ocala 237-2640 Sunday Sunday School . . 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship . 10:45 a.m. Evening Worship . . . 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study . . . . . 7 p.m. Youth Alive . . . . . 7 p.m. Friendship Baptist Church A Place of New Spiritual Beginnings 000DGAB Pastor Randy & Linda Brown 000COJM 4800 SW 20th St Ocala, FL 34474 352-237-5611 www.bereanbaptist.net Ber ean Bapt ist Church Independent F undament al Dr. Mike Patton Pastor Sunday Bible Study 9:45am Sunday Worship 10:45am & 6:00pm Wednesday Bible Study 7:00pm Assistive Listening System Nursery provided for all services 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. Pastor Kevin Hunt (Independent) 6158 SW Hwy. 200 Jasmine Plaza Ocala, FL 34476 873-4705 S OUTH M ARION C ITIZEN D IRECT OR Y A SK FOR M ICHEL N OR THSEA AT 854-3986 The Reason to Believe... Worship Call to 682184

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Friday, January 18, 2013 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 24~ Friday, January 18, 2013 www.smcitizen.com ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Guess what, Lamb? Youre about to experience a new perspective on a situation you long regarded quite differently. What you learn could open more opportunities later. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) The Bold Bovine is tempted to charge into a new venture. But it might be best to take things one step at a time, so that you know just where you are at any given point. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Its a good time to go on that fun getaway youve been planning. Youll return refreshed, ready and, yes, even eager to tackle the new challenge that awaits you. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) The Moon Child loves to fantasize about magical happenings in the early part of the week. But the sensible Crab gets down to serious business by weeks end. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) What goes around comes around for those lucky Leos and Leonas whose acts of generosity could be repaid with opportunities to expand into new and exciting areas of interest. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Your concern about your job responsibilities is commendable. But you need to take some quiet time to share with someone who has really missed being with you. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Aspects favor getting out and meeting new people. And as a bonus, you might find that some of your newly made friends could offer important business contacts. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) You might take pride in wanting to do everything yourself. But nows a good time to ask family members to help with a demanding personal situation. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Pay more attention to the possibilities in that workplace change. It could show the way to make that long-sought turn on your career path. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Your need to succeed might overwhelm obligations to your loved ones. Ease up on that workload and into some well-deserved time with family and friends. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Love rules for amorous Aquarians who can make good use of their ability to communicate feelings. Dont be surprised if theyre reciprocated in kind. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Fishing for compliments? No doubt, you probably earned them. But its best to let others believe they were the ones who uncovered the treasure you really are. BORN THIS WEEK: Your good works flow from an open, generous heart. Nothing makes you happier than to see others happy as well. area recently had the dubious distinction of the second-highest foreclosure rate among metropolitan areas in the United States. A mortgage company holding local mortgages has a Tampa law firm owning a company hiring lobbyists to influence legislators for the law firm's sole foreclosure financial benefit, while being investigated for fraud and racketeering. One troubled community involved an unlicensed contractor, the president of a bank closed by federal regulators, an attorney disbarred for misappropriation of funds and a licensed manager with a real estate broker license revoked for fraud. Nothing has been done to help the victims. A senator recently remarked: Ask the Attorney General to seat a Special Prosecutor and convene a State Wide Grand Jury for corruption and ask for the Governor's support. Folks who do things like this ought to go to jail. That's the law." Undoubtedly there is unencumbered and ongoing pattern of activities constituting racketeering and still nothing has been done. Lack of enforcement and prosecution perpetuates the fraud. The elected state attorney for 24 years posts that he is committed to advocate for the interest of all victims and hold offenders accountable. The state attorney has not fulfilled his commitment. Again, nothing has been done to help the victims. Clearly, there is no consideration for the victims at any level. With a home purchase come the indisputable rights to peaceful enjoyment and equal protection under the law. Our new sheriff is encouraged to expeditiously assemble a task force for serious investigation and prosecution of developer and community association corruption and racketeering in Marion County. Don Kronen Victim and licensed community association managerThe shootings: Fear vs. attitudeI believe the reason for those shootings was fear. I believe all the shootings were caused by fear. For us to solve these shootings we need to find the causes of the fear. If we are taught at an early age that there are people out there that hate you and are out there to hurt you, you will develop fear. If we are taught to do the right thing because it is the right thing to do; then we will eliminate a lot of fear; because people will be too busy fixing things and doing things for the betterment of others. Thats a positive attitude that promotes caring and sharing and positive doings and attitudes alleviate fear and create harmony and harmony creates great things. Should we involve those troubled people in doing great and positive things; we will create a better place to live; we will have more enjoyment of what life is all about. Yes, by helping others, we help ourselves. Amen to that! Phil Moherek OcalaNavy, Air Force snubbed I think it's common knowledge, the Korean War Memorial in Washington, D.C., depicts only soldiers. I noticed recently there is a traveling replica of this memorial and I feel all Navy and Air Force veterans should be offended. It's interesting, that it's felt the Afghan war is our longest war in our history. Wrong. We have never signed a peace treaty with North Korea, so we are still, officially at war with North Korea. Another interesting note is, I was discharged from the Navy on November 27, 1953, after serving on the USS Leyet CV-32 for 21/2 years, during the Korean War. When I got home, I tried to become a member of the American Legion, but was told they wouldn't have me, because I didn't serve during a war, as Korea was considered a "Police Action." What a laugh! Well, so much for the American Legion. I wrote an article to a local newspaLETTERSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 per, which was printed, in May 2012 about the first African-American pilot the Navy ever had. He flew F4U Corsairs with VF32 flying air-strikes against North Korea from the Leyte. On Dec. 4, 1950, Ensign Jesse L. Brown was shot down by ground fire over Hagaru-ri, North Korea and lost his life. Some police action, Huh? In 1973 a destroyer, The USS Jesse L. Brown, DD 1089 was christened and named in his honor, by his wife Daisey. Now, having been a printer aboard ship, I had to print all the memorials of pilots and airmen who lost their live serving on the Leyte. That was no picnic. Then on Oct. 16, 1953, while tied up at the dock in the Boston Navy yard, the port catapult room exploded, followed by a second explosion, and 36 men, 32 sailors and four civilian workers were killed. I guess the Navy, or the Leyte, weren't important during the Korean War, to be included in the Korean Memorial. Maybe the Navy or Air Force weren't important on D-Day either. Bill Ford, Oak RunYohos voteLast week's editorial condemning Ted Yoho's vote against appropriating money for the victims of storm Sandy was spot-on. Yoho and others will make the usual excuses for the vote---he is against the attached pork, it is not the job of the federal government, blah, blah, blah. It is so easy and cowardly to stand for a principle when somebody else's neck is in the noose. As of Jan. 11, 41,000 residents of New Jersey were still displaced. It is worse in New York. The fact remains that our country has a long tradition of sending aid following life-threatening tragedies. We in Florida have received our share of these funds following hurricane devastation. Much of that aid has come from the northeast---and I've never heard their representatives complain. Ted Yoho should hang his head in shame! Bob Knobelman, OcalaNo guns allowed There are an estimated 270 million privately owned guns in this country. In the wake of recent attacks with guns, liberal politicians again want to enact stricter gun laws, have registration of gun owners, etc. Some politicians have shortsighted ideas or are deliberately trying to eliminate gun ownership. They are going about this the wrong way. Disarming innocent people does not defend innocent people. There are approximately 312 million people in the U.S. Since an apparent majority is gun owners, it would be simpler and cheaper to keep track of those who dont have guns. We need a law requiring all non-gun households to have a sign on their door stating There are no guns in this house. This would give weapon haters a wonderful opportunity to display to the world that they are caring people who would never injure someone with a firearm regardless of a criminals intent. As an added bonus, perpetrators will know which home is not defended from their evil deeds and know they wont get shot in the process of robbery or rape by going there. This might lower government funded medical and funeral costs for criminals, thus reducing the expense of Obamacare. I am basically opposed to more government programs, but if this law was properly implemented I and other gun owners would happily chip in a few bucks toward its cost and perhaps the NRA could also have a fundraiser for this purpose. 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Friday, January 18, 2013 ~ 25 www.smcitizen.com Congress demonstrated finesse by hiding a pot of gold for friends and supporters in the 2012 fiscal cliff rescue bill. The objective of the bailout was more spending money for our purportedly taxstarved federal government. The fiscal cliff legislation increases income taxes on the wealthy and continues lower taxes for middle-income taxpayers. The comforting misnomer of the legislation is The American taxpayer relief act, Lobbyists would characterize the no-tax and low-tax exemptions hidden in the bill as insignificant a few billion dollars, more or less. Congress can rationalize hiding such goodies as shielding sensitive taxpayers from unnecessary concern over business as usual. Having secured sought-after additional revenue, the White House made no complaint about allowing multinational companies to continue not paying taxes on income of their overseas subsidiaries. The bill includes extension of a tax-exemption for financing banks and builders of offices and apartments in the Manhattan 9/11 recovery zone. The exemption was intended to aid small businesses. Congress and the White House decided banks and brokers are just as needy as coffee shops and newspaper stands. Off-shore lending by banks and businesses also received an extension of tax exceptions, so they can continue not paying taxes on interest income from lending. Film and television producers are also considered needy. Their expense exemptions were extended, because reduction of their tax obligation is a mere $150 million loss of government revenue. Railroads were found deserving of tax credits for track maintenance. The cost is only $100 million. Isnt track maintenance a routine cost of railroading? To be fair to other forms of transportation, a seven-year recovery period for the costs of building motorsports facilities was also extended. Is NASCAR transportation? Out of concern for mine workers, government will continue tax incentives for safety equipment and safety training. Arent those also ordinary costs of doing business? Other deserving recipients of rainbow support were rum distillers of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, electric scooter and electric vehicle manufacturers, and energy efficient appliance makers. Rounding out the hodgepodge of government kindness are credits for wind energy expenses, development credits for American Samoa, support for coal mining on tribal lands, and extension of milk subsidy programs. Its all there in black and white. From time to time hustlers publish magazines offering secrets for getting easy money from the federal government -legally and without work. Our-hyper sensitive fraud antenna dismisses such hustles. People who discover oil in their back yard arent likely to encourage neighbors to dig holes. Harvesting easy money in Washington requires hiring wellpaid lobbyists who know how to create rainbows which lead to a pot of gold. How does this kind of chicanery happen right under our collective noses? Quite simple: While 90 percent of citizens disapprove of the way Congress operates, ninety-one percent of Congress people get re-elected. Nothing will change until we make more changes. www.smcitizen.com 8~ Friday, January 18, 2013 It was a very emotional evening last Thursday on the Ocala Downtown Square. More than 300 people gathered to remember a little boy who was taken from this life by an act of violence. Six-month-old Jonah Mendoza was killed on Jan. 4 when his mother, Melanie Reyes, shot him in their home in the Fountains development in northwest Ocala. Reyes then shot herself. Initial reports said she was expected to survive, but she was put on life support and then died the following Tuesday morning. The boys father, Jordan Mendoza, did not live in the same house. Friends and relatives put together the service on the square, which started with people just visiting and talking in the area, continued with various folks making short statements, and ended with six minutes of silence, one for each month of his life, as people held candles. The phrase most often heard was directed at Jordan: I cant even begin to understand what youre going through. During one point when a poem was being read, Jordan left the stage in front, walked to the back of the gazebo and just stared out toward the Boulevard. He came back shortly after and, when the ceremony was about to end, gave a little talk, thanking everyone, saying he was thankful that so many people care. He said the incident cut me deep. He added that he loved my son so much, and said Jonah remained somewhere in his heart. Some of the other phrases that people used during their short talks included May the angels protect him in heaven, and were happy we live in a community where the people can come together. The event included a pair of tables filled with two collages of photos of Jonah, and also had another table where people could write messages of condolence. At the urging of parents, even some tiny children took pen in hand to leave a note. There were also jars for donations to help with the funeral, which was to be Saturday at Wyomina Park Baptist Church, with burial in Good Shepherd Cemetery. Reyes name was only mentioned once, by one speaker who said she was also remembered in prayers. Although the giant Christmas tree was not lit and was being taken down, all the other holiday lights were still on, illuminating the square during the ceremony. Included in those decorations were the thin lights that give the appearance of falling from the trees. One speaker called those lights tears from heaven. But artificial tears werent needed. There were plenty of real ones to go around.Jim Clark is the editor of the South Marion Citizen. PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOSTEDITOR: JIM CLARK Citizen The opinions expressed in South Marion Citizen editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper.Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board.Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns.Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 854-3986.All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via e-mail. Names and communities will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out.We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Not all contributions are printed.Letters longer than 550 words may be regarded as columns and printed on a space-available basis, and writers will be limited to one contribution per week. The deadline is one week prior to each Fridays issue.Send letters to: The South Marion Citizen Editor, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@smcitizen.com. The effort of the Marion County Legislative Delegation to hear from the residents of the area about needs in state government is, on its face, a good idea. People get to present all sorts of items to the seven legislators. However, the process of holding this hearing is seriously flawed and needs work. There are two major problems, as we see it. One is the location, the other is the agenda. The location has recently been the Klein Center at the College of Central Florida. The facility itself is adequate, although there were some problems with the speaker system at last weeks hearing. Getting there is another issue. The hearing is scheduled in the middle of a school day, when parking is at a premium. One of two things happens: Either the people attending have to park a great distance away and walk to the meeting hall, or the people attending get lucky and find a good place to park, thereby displacing some students who are looking for a space to leave their vehicles when they go to class. There are two possible solutions. One is to hold the event when classes are not in full session, say, on a Saturday. Yes, we know, working on Saturday is probably not what our legislators want to do, but it should be for the convenience of the people. The other solution would be to find another site, such as the Cultural Center at On Top of the World. That would have just as much, if not more, room for everyone to park and attend. As to the agenda, we feel its backward. The meeting starts with representatives of local governments and agencies that already receive some state funds telling the legislators how good theyve been in the past and please keep the money coming. Many of them go over the allotted time, in last weeks case four minutes. Last week, it was nearly three hours before the first regular people who were there privately to appear. Their four minutes was strictly enforced, to a point where one said, when told to stop, No, I timed it, its only three minutes, and she kept on going. We feel that the real people should get to go first. Most of the agency reports came from people who are paid to be there they can sit and wait for a while. But other folks, especially those who arent retired, might be taking time off from work to appear. More consideration should be shown to them. Finally, there were no breaks. From time to time most people, including the legislators, had to get up and leave for a minute. A 10-minute nature break in the middle of the afternoon might have been the prudent thing to do. Then everyone could comfortably listen to all the presentations.S UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Legislative hearing needs some work An emotional evening for Jonah Jim Flynn Columnist A rainbow appeared over the fiscal cliff Jim Clark Editor READER OPINIONS INVITED LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Fraud safe havenTo paraphrase Hamlet: "Something is rotten in the county of Marion. It is a safe haven for unlicensed residential contractors and developers with intent to defraud. Favored targets are seniors in communities with developer controlled associations. Most of the associations are properly operated but some exceptions severely impact the senior victims causing financial ruin and foreclosure. Residential contractors need four years of experience, three examinations and state board licensing required by Chapter 489. There are no requirements to become a developer. Purchasing a home with a developer controlled Chapter 617 not-for-profit and Chapter 720 residential community association locks the buyers membership into dictatorship for eternity. For an unlicensed contractor or developer, it is easier and much more profitable to blatantly ignore the laws and replace them with fraud, felony theft, threats, discrimination and racketeering. Statutes are not enforced and homeowners have virtually no voting power or representation. The breach of fiduciary responsibility provides perpetual unjust enrichment to the developer. It has been reported that Florida has a long-standing reputation for being ethically challenged while leading the nation in convictions for public corruption. And the Ocala PLEASESEELETTERS, PAGE9 Palm Grove will be the scene of the Mardi Gras dance on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 6:30 to 11 p.m. featuring Eddie Shannon and Co. Ticket sales will be Monday, Jan. 28, from 8 to 10 a.m. in the card room of the Orchid Club and Tuesday, Jan. 29, 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; please, no cash. Do You Remember?Tune in channel 12 for Len Teitlers presentation of the Upper Midwest Clubs Jan. 1, 2013, Polar Bear Party, narrated by Anna Boodee. Also included will be entertainment by magician Brian LaPalme. It will air daily following FYI at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. from Jan. 18 to Jan. 25.Baby Boomers February DanceTicket sales for the Oak Run Baby Boomers dance on Feb. 2 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at the Palm Grove will be at the Orchid Club on Saturday, Jan.19, and Saturday, Jan. 26, from 9 to 11 a.m. Cost is $5 for members and $7 for guests. Make check payable to ORBB. For more information call Brian and Darlene Lamo at 352-857-2024.Karaoke ClubThe Karaoke Club will be hosting a Sock Hop on Sunday, Jan. 20, from 7 to 9 p.m. Get out your poodle skirts and leather jackets and come on down to the Orchid Club for some singing and dancing and just hanging out. Bring your own beverage of choice and some snacks. Cost is $5 at the door. DJ Rick Rodriques will play the music of your choosing. No membership is required. Any questions please call Dennis or Jae Ann Witzgall at 352-615-8731 or 352-6158794.Renaissance WomenRenaissance Women will meet at Palm Grove on Sunday, Jan. 27, at 2 p.m. to discuss future activities. All women of Oak Run, regardless of marital status, are welcome. We will be lunching at Ivy House, 917 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, at 11:30 a.m Wednesday, Jan. 30. Call Norma at 352-854-1910 for reservations. Southern States ClubSouthern States Clubs first meeting of 2013 is on Valentines Day, Feb. 14, at 6 p.m. at Palm Grove. The Mojo Grill is catering a buffet of chicken cordon bleu, mashed potatoes, green beans, and salad along with a sampler of their famous Cuban sandwich and blondies for dessert. We are thrilled to introduce you to Suzie Casta, a popular entertainer in The Villages. She will be singing your favorite hits from yesterday and today. Her voice and repertoire are amazing! Ticket sales will be Jan. 28 and Feb. 4 at the Orchid Club from 9 to 11 a.m. Member tickets are $15; guests are $18. Note that dues for 2013 of $6 per person may also be paid on these dates by separate check. Please join us in welcoming Bob Frese and Polly Mentzer who will be cochairing the setup/decoration committee. We appreciate the years of service that Paul and Emily Pike volunteered in this role and thanks to Sandy Vassar who supported the ticket sales team. We are grateful to the remaining board who will be serving another year. Hope you join us for a perfect Valentines Day Dinner Dance. If you have any questions regarding Southern States, contact Bob Canning (352-8548015).Performing Arts CompanyAnother couple in PACORs play The Odd Couple are the Klatts, Diane as Florence Unger and Lenny as Manolo Costazuela. Diane started acting in elementary school and has enjoyed acting and dancing ever since. Shes appeared in plays at Stage West in Spring Hill and many plays here in Oak Run. Her favorite role was Bunny Sutherland in Hallelujah Girls. Lennys first adult role was as Don Quixotes horse in Man of LaMancha (not the hind quarter). He has appeared in many productions in Oak Run and Ocala area theatres including Ocala Civic Theatre. His favorite roles were the Grinch in Seussical the Musical and Curly in Oklahoma. They are unique in our group since they both have full time occupations yet manage to attend all of our rehearsals. Len is a lawyer with offices down State Road 200 a piece. Diane keeps the office running efficiently with the aid of her mother Anna Russo who is also a member of PACOR. So their family is an example (to borrow a phrase) of those who play together stay together. Tickets continue selling at a brisk pace and once again we urge you to get yours early for the best seats. For information on dinner show tickets call Shari Weber at 352-854-0116; for all other performances Linda Noel at 352873-9908. The dinner theatre is on March 21, regular performances on the 22nd through the 24th in the Palm Grove Auditorium. This promises to be one of Neil Simons funniest shows ever !!Tuesday is Bingo NightCome and join your friends and neighbors for a fun night of bingo. Doors open at 3 p.m., cards sales are from 4 to 5:45 p.m., games begin at 6 p.m. A reminder that no one under 18 years of age is allowed in the Orchid Club during games. All residents and overnight guests must wear visible name tags or pool tags The snack bar will be open. Come and join the fun. Bingo is currently in need of volunteers to help. Please contact Dee Spath at 352-237-9364. Oak Run Travel We have only 2 tickets remaining for Trip 9 to the Peabody Auditorium in Daytona on Feb. 12. Hooray For Hollywood features the most famous songs and dance moments of the last 50 years of movie history. Call John and Marion Mowen for more information. Our Trip 16 to Hard Rock in Tampa on March 13 still has a few seats. Call Wayne and Howardean Kruger to assure your spot. A change by the Hard Rock went into effect on Jan. 1; they will give $30 toward play and no food coupon. Tickets are also available for Trip 18, Joseph and the Amazing Dream Coat, at the Show Palace on March 17. In addition to a great buffet youll enjoy this wonderful musical about Joseph and his prophetic dreams which take him to Egypt and many adventures. 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Friday, January 18, 2013 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 26~ Friday, January 18, 2013 www.smcitizen.com TO ADVERTISECall854-3986 ADVER TISING This weeks puzzle answers Sunday, Feb. 3 Musicale at First CongregationalA Sunday Afternoon Musicale will take place on Feb. 3 at 3 p.m., at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 7171 S.W. State Road 200. Church members and friends of the church will sing, dance (well, move) and play their way through an afternoon of music and fun. Admission is free, however, an offering will be taken to help support our music program. This years theme is Love Is In The Air. The choir will sing a medley of Cole Porter love songs in honor of Valentines Day, and there will be a variety of solos, duets and instrumentals.German Americans to meetThe German American Club of Marion County will hold its annual Fasching Party on Sunday, Feb. 3, from 2 to 6 p.m., at the Marion Oaks Community Center. Tickets are $10 per member and $15 per non-member. For tickets, call Barb Hartmann at 352-751-4207.Gospel choir at Ocala WestThe Bethune-Cookman University Inspirational Gospel Choir will be in concert at Ocala West United Methodist Church on Sunday, Feb. 3 at 3 p.m. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St. For information call 352-854-9550. Thursday, Feb. 7 Collingsworth Singers at Ocala WestThe Collingsworth Family Singers will be in concert at the Ocala West United Methodist Church on Thursday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. Enjoy an evening of family worship, piano, and praise. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St. For more information, call 352-854-9550. Saturday, Feb. 9 Yard sale at CountrysideThe annual yard sale will be held in Founders Hall at Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala on Saturday, Feb. 9 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. White elephant, linen, clothing, jewelry, homemade bake sale, tools, toys, small furniture, holiday decorations, books, videos, CDs and much more. For information, call the church at 352-237-4633. THOMAS JEFFERSON: T he Art of P ower B y J on Meacham In this fresh look at our third president, Thomas Jefferson, journalist-turned-biographer Jon Meacham evaluates, reevaluates, ponders, tosses out and shores up what has been previously written about this colossal figure. An insider with his finger on the pulse of D.C. Meacham saw 2012 as the right time to highlight Jeffersons skills as a practicing politician, one who could maintain his ideals yet still act pragmatically. Jefferson understood a timeless truth, Meacham writes, that politics is kaleidoscopic, constantly shifting, and the mornings foe may well be the afternoons friend. Early biographers assessed Jefferson rather harshly, calling him a hypocrite, a slave owner who sired children with his slave Sally Hemings. On the issue of slavery Jefferson remained silent. Although he favored emancipation he thought that it could trigger a racial war. Nor did he envision the two races living freely side by side. Rather, he believed exile was the only answer. Others saw hypocrisy in his willingness to relax his scruples once he was president. But Meacham sees this less as hypocrisy than recognition that effective government sometimes demanded action at odds with philosophical belief. In the end the grand sweep of Jeffersons life belies such criticism. At age 26 he sketched the first design for Monticello and later drew up plans for the University of Virginia. At 33 he drafted the Declaration of Independence that defined the fundamental liberties at the heart of democracy. He served his country well--as governor of Virginia, ambassador to France, secretary of state, vice president and president. In short, he was seldom out of the political arena. Meacham adroitly sets up vivid scenes between Jefferson and his arch enemy Alexander Hamilton, Treasury secretary. To Jefferson, Hamiltons ties to the British were alarming. His greatest fear for the young republic was a return to monarchy. Some historians have seen this as paranoia but Meacham weighs in on the side of it being a legitimate fear. The author balances the consensus view that Jefferson was a visionary framer and founder with the claims of his critics and skeptics and he gives us a thoroughly readable biography. A fresh book about our third president Bookmark Pat Wellington BY RICK DENNISON PresidentIts a new year and a fresh beginning for the recently installed officers and board of directors pledging to continue serving as the custodians of our community. Serving in this capacity is on a voluntary basis and not paid out of your tax dollars. We need your annual dues of $7 per person to cover our costs to respond to deed restriction complaints, cover the cost of gasoline, maintenance, licenses, etc., for the pick-up truck owned by MOCA and used by our volunteers to make these calls. MOCA has no paid employeesonly volunteers. We need more volunteers and encourage you to get involved in your community by sharing your talents. We only seek your talents and time because we know you have many requests for your treasure. Will you volunteer? Guest speakers at our Jan. 8 meeting were Lt. Geoff Oldberg, our new sheriff district commander replacing Lt. Grady Grimes who was promoted to Captain. Lt. Oldberg stated one of his key interests was being imbedded in the community. He explained Marion Oaks Civic Association report PLEASESEEMARION OAKS, PAGE28 000DOVV LANDSCAPING JAMISON LANDSCAPE & TREE SERVICE Specializing in all phases of tree work, landscape rip outs, design and installs, all around lawn maintenance. FREE ESTIMATES Jeff Jamison 352-321-0404 licensed & insured commercial & residential 10% Discount To Seniors & Military 000CWYB Friendly service and sales Drain cleaning Residential and commercial service 352-629-2747 St. Lic. 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South Marion Citizen J o h n & B r e n d a H a y n e s 2 3 7 4 3 4 3 o r 8 9 5 3 0 2 7 00091SZ EACH OFFICE IS INDEPENDENTL Y OWNED AND OPERA TED Proud T o Be Y our Neighborhood Realtor O P E N 7 D A Y S 0009B5C M a r g a r e t O r l a n d o 2 3 7 4 3 4 3 M a r y e l l e n C o t t e n 2 6 6 4 8 4 9 D a w n & B o b P e r i n c h i e f 5 7 2 6 1 1 9 B i l l A k e r 2 9 9 4 5 7 1 J i m M c I n t y r e 3 6 2 0 7 8 8 L y n n e K a m p f 2 0 9 8 9 1 4 S t e v e R u d m i n a s 8 7 5 8 3 1 0 L o r i K o v a l e n k o 5 0 2 0 6 0 2 ERA BIG SUN REALTY ERA BIG SUN REAL TY bigsunrealty .com see our website for virtual tours 7454 SW SR 200 OCALA, FLORIDA 34476 1800-229-2943 ~ T oll-Free, (352) 237-4343 LOCA TED ACROSS FROM HWY 200 LOWES 000DQEK PLEASE PRESENT THIS AD T O GUARD A T GA TE OPEN HOUSE 9748 SW 97TH STREET For more information, go to www .bigsunrealty .com, click on Open Houses NICEST 2/2/1.5 VILLA, 1105 sq. ft. living, stand-alone home, on the market. MLS#384191/SR/MAR . . $48,900 9748 SW 97TH STREET DIRECTIONS: From OTOW main gate T/L @ 98th St., (H&R SIGN), T/R @ 96th A ve., then T/L @ 97th St. to 5th house on your left. PLEASE PRESENT THIS AD T O GUARD A T GA TE OPEN HOUSE 11035 SW 72ND TERRACE For more information, go to www .bigsunrealty .com, click on Open Houses MID-SIZED 2/2/2 on large corner lot on quiet cul-de-sac, metic ulous interior tile floors, spacious eat-in kitchen, split bedrooms, screen porch, some furniture stays. All offers considered! MLS#373618/SR/POL . . $99,900 11035 SW 72ND TERRACE DIRECTIONS: Oak Run main gate T/L @ entrance to the fountains (73rd Terr.) to first T/R @ 73rd Cir. Follow around to cul-de-sac @ 72nd Terr. to house on corner (11035 ). MOVE-IN READY 2/2/2 w/indoor utility room, acrylicenclosed lanai, courtyard patio, golf-course views, & tons of updates including roof & HV AC. See it for yourself today MLS#384583/DP/CON . . . . . . . . $108,900 THIS GOLF COURSE HOME in OTOW is a must see! Home features eat-in kitchen, Oak cabinets, high ceilings, 7 ceiling fans to keep H/A costs down. 2 large BR + 3 rd BR/Den. Lots of upgrades, oversized 2 car garage, great view of the golf course from kitchen, living area and master BR. V i nyl enclosed lanai + patio for BBQ. Great home, priced right! MLS#384577/JH/MCD . . . . $144,900 NEA T CLEAN 2 BEDROOM, 2 BA TH VILLA T ile in both baths, laminate flooring in kitchen & family room. Good carpet in living room & both bedrooms. Concrete path in rear very private backyard. MLS#379109/BA/COU . . . . . . $21,900 CLEAN AND PRISTINE HOME IN CHERR Y WOOD! 3/2/2 split plan with laminate floors throughout. Newer A/C 2008 and new master shower 2010. Extended vinyl enclosed lanai for added outdoor enjoyment. MLS#383556/LK/BRO . $79,900 LOOKING FOR PEACE AND QUIET? This home is for you! No neighbors in back this private backyard is truly a luxury MLS#382313/JM/OGO . . . . . . . . . $39,900 2/2/2 PLUS GOLF CART GARAGE, new appliances, too many improvements to mention. U-shaped driveway, nicely landscaped. MLS#383716/SR/HEL . . . . $59,900 GREA T LOCA TION!! This villa is sitting on a cul-de-sac featuring 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1 car garage. Sit and read your book or even the OTOW newspaper in your glass enclosed lanai overlooking semi-private backyard. MLS#377785/BH/ACH . . . . . $31,500 BEAUTIFUL 3/2/2 IN THE FOUNT AINS neighborhood of Oak Run. Features plantation shutters, stainless appliances, extra shelving in closets, plus much more! Come and see for yourself. MLS#382199/BH/RUS . . . . . . . $149,900 VER Y NICE EXP ANDED VILLA 2/2/2. Newer heat/AC, roof, appliances and water softener Also a security system. Large kitchen overlooking the family room. Plus Florida room and glass enclosed lanai under Heat/AC. Enjoy sitting on your rocking chair front porch. This home offers plenty of living space for entertaining. MLS#377835/LBK/ST A . . . . . . $59,000 THIS 2 BEDROOM, 2 BA TH VILLA is in immaculate condition. Designer tile in kitchen, family room, living/dining room. Lovely lanai with outdoor patio in rear Newer A/C, windows, roof, washer dryer Extra long garage for laundry and work bench area. MLS#380131/BA/MUR . . $49,900 THIS 2/2 VILLA HAS A 36LONG GARAGE with a laundry room & workshop + storage area built into. Add a Florida room under heat & air, a family room, & even a breakfast nook that can be used as an office or craft room. What more can you ask for? MLS#376966/DP/KER/ $44,900 OVER 2200 SQ. FT. of living space in this 3/2.5/2 home on .34 acres. Cathedral ceilings, split bedroom plan, formal dining room, family & MORE. Newer kitchen appliances & newer A/C + heat, as well as well pump & pressure tank. GREAT OPPORTUNITY! 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Friday, January 18, 2013 ~ 27 www.smcitizen.com Commercial & Residential Customized Service to Fit Your Needs S ENIOR D ISCOUNTS F REE E STIMATES Licensed Bonded Insured 352-861-0665 G LADYS C LEANING S ERVICE HOUSE/OFFICE CLEANING 000DT92 WWW GLADYSCLEANING COM 2008 2012 6~ Friday, January 18, 2013 www.smcitizen.com their brother Joseph. Call Rita Stotz to get details and a seat. The Bill Cosby Show, Trip 19, at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater on March 23 will be a laugh a minute, Cosby at his best and there are still a few tickets left. Call Eleanor and Rich Feltenberger for details. In Daytona on April 12 come on our Trip 20 called Light and Life of Ponce Inlet to experience a guided tour of the tallest lighthouse in Florida. Then we go aboard an excursion boat to see the tremendous variety of wildlife, look for the playful dolphins and many kinds of birds. Lunch is at a local restaurant at which a menu of seafood, salad or sandwiches is offered as part of the cost of the trip. Then go to a wildlife rehab center where they help the sea turtles and other wildlife get back to nature. Call Joann and Jan Flickenger. It is to the David A. Straz, Jr. Center in Tampa that we take Trip 21 on April 20. The music of the Gershwins is the centerpiece as we go to New York, Paris, Hollywood and New Orleans. S Wonderful is indeed wonderful. Call Frank and Shirley Semmelmayer.7-Night Eastern Caribbean getawayOak Run residents and their guests are welcomed to join Bob and Regine Lammon as we set sail to your favorite island destinations on the newest Solstice-class ship from Celebrity, the Reflection, March 29 to April 5, 2014. Celebrity is currently offering a special promotion through Jan. 27, 2013. For details, call Bob at 352-237-8720. OMI The Fun ClubThe first event for 2013 for the OMI (Ohio, Michigan, Indiana) Fun Club will be our Happy Valentines dinner / dance to be held on Feb. 7 at the Orchid Club. Our menu will be supplied by the Mojo Grill, which will include Mojo Cuban and Mojo Chicken sandwiches, black beans and rice, Caesar salad, and cookies for dessert. BYOB. Music will be provided for your dancing and listening pleasure by Solid Gold from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets will be on sale in the Orchid Club Lobby Jan. 17 and 24, from 9 to 11 a.m. Members $14, guests $15. Hope to see you there. Upcoming Events: Membership signup for 2013: Jan. 22 in the OC Lobby from 9 to 11 a.m. Our events for Name That Tune on April 11, and get your teams together for our first golf tournament on June 6, at the ROGC. More details in later notices. For more information call Ron at 352-694-3814.ORWGAThe weather may have hindered our Dec. 27 outing but several determined players managed to perform well enough to win first and second place in their flights: Flight A JoAnn Cohen, Kathy OConnel; Flight B LaVerne Browand, Linda Noel; Flight C Betty Scott, Mary Hart; Flight D Sharon Scrivens, Mary Golab. Closest to the Pin: LaVerne Browand. No Chip Ins. The results of the Jan. 3 low net tournament are listed in order of finish. Flight A: Kathy OConnell, Marge Rymarcsuk, Marti Babb. Flight B: Jennie Buccella, Phyllis Robinson, June Dickbernd. Flight C: Linda Noel, Terri Feeley, Kate Lott. Flight D: Sharon Scrivens, Delma Miller, Mary Golab. Closest to the Pin: Terri Feeley. Chip In: Kate Lott.Royal Oaks Womens 18 Hole GolfOn Tuesday, Jan. 8, we played 2 best balls of a four person team and the winners were: 1st Place Jan Tenannt, Joanne Ellis, Sally Crass, Mary Kay Frandsen; 2nd Place Elsa Berbig, Bea Terry, B. J. Lassiter, Barb Scozzafava; 3rd Place tie: Pat Blackburn, Dianna Love, Leslie Rizzo, Ginger Drake and the team of Noreen Salo, Maureen Edwards, Cindy Kocher and a blind. Closest to the Pin was Judie Lavadas. After playing golf, we had a delicious lunch served by Royal Oaks dining room and a brief business meeting to start off the new year. The 2012 year-end awards were presented and our club champion, Jan Tennant, was given a beautiful keepsake trophy.Royal Oaks Mens GolfOn Friday, Jan.11, the Royal Oaks Mens Golf Association held the first tournament of the new year. The format was a four man scramble hosted by Bill Ellin and Hal Loomis. The winners were as follow: White Tee Flight 1st place, Dawson, Elder, Kowalewski, Kelly, score 63; 2nd place, White, Blackburn, Terry, Owens, score 63; 3rd place, Dowling, Loomis, Albright, DeSalvo, score 64. Red Tee Flight 1st place, Cunningham, Topp, Valois, Spano, score 67; 2nd place, Weckstein, Feeman, Kennedy, Paller, score 68; 3rd place, Rizzo, Colatruglio, Simnowitz, Jakobsen, score 68. 60 players participated in this event. Following golf Royal Oaks served a buffet lunch in the pavillion. It was a beautiful day and a good time was had by all who attended.Royal Oaks Lady NinersOn Jan. 10 we played throw out one worst hole with full handicap. In A Group 1st. was Rae Stover. There was a three way tie for 2nd., Patty Waddell, Sally Crass, BJ Lassiter. In B Group 1st. was Vange Bell, 2nd. Joyce Madill, 3rd. IIene Simnowitz, 4th. Darlene Lamo. We had two chip-ins, Diana Schmidt and Sally Crass. Closest to pin 3 was Sally Crass. Just a reminder to sign up for our Sweetheart Scramble on Feb. 14. OAK RUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 25 Sunday, Jan. 20 Dancing encouraged at Jazz functionThe Ocala Jazz Society will host an afternoon of music at the VFW hall on Sunday, Jan. 20 from 2 to 5 p.m. Open to everyone, organizers say the, event offers incomparable musicians featuring great tunes for everyone and dancing is encouraged. A $3 donation is requested and benefits Hospice in memory of Bea Wilson, the founder of the Ocala Jazz Society. For more info call Diana, 352-237-0234.Monday, Jan. 21 Inauguration dance in OcalaCulminating week-long events honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Marion County residents are invited to join in the national celebration of the 57th inauguration of the president and vice president of the United States of America at a semi-formal dinner/dance to take place at the Ocala Hilton Hotel on Monday, Jan. 21. The cocktail hour begins at 6 p.m. with dinner to be served at 7. Events in our nations Capital will be simulcast and a cash bar will be available. Tickets are $50 per person with a maximum of 300 to be sold. They may be purchased by telephoning the Marion County DEC at 352-402-9494, Joyce Blake at 352-690-1740 or Sally Smith at 941-704-3494. Cash or checks should be made out to the Marion County DEC. You may also get them through Act Blue at www.MarionDems.org.Thursday, Jan. 24 Magnet school expo plannedWhat is a magnet school? Whats a magnet program? Can your child attend one in Marion County? What are the qualifications? Why do they even exist? If youve ever wondered about or considered such a program or school for your child, come learn whats so attractive about these highly-competitive programs at a special Magnet Expo set for Thursday, Jan. 24, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Marion Technical Institute (MTI), 1614 S.E. Fort King St. in Ocala. See exhibits from Dr. N.H. Jones Elementary and Madison Street Academy, Oakcrest Elementarys International Baccalaureate (IB) Program, ReddickCollier Elementarys Cambridge Program, Howard Middles AAIT (Advanced Academics Integrated Technologies) and IB Programs, North Marion Middles Cambridge Checkpoint Program, Belleview and North Marion Highs AICE (Advanced International Certificate of Education) Program, Forest Highs EMIT (Engineering, Manufacturing Institute of Technology) Program, Lake Weir and Vanguard High schools IB Programs, Dunnellon Highs Power Generation Academy, and West Port Highs MCCA (Marion County Center for the Arts) and Early College Programs. These are all magnet schools or programs in Marion County. MTI will also display its by-application-only programs to potential students and parents. No advance registration is required, and anyone from the public is invited to attend. For more information, call Expo Coordinator Julie Shealy at 352-671-7720.Saturday, Jan. 26 Book sale benefits wildlife sanctuaryA book sale to benefit Ocala Wildlife Sanctuary will be held Saturday, Jan. 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Winn-Dixie, 8445 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. Also, you may bring your aluminum cans for recycling.Two-day camellia showThe annual camellia show at the Pioneer Garden Club, 4331 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, will be Saturday, Jan. 26 and Sunday, Jan. 27. Admission to the camellia show is free, and there is plenty of free parking. The annual Ocala Camellia Society camellia show features award-winning blooms from across the southeastern United States. The public is invited to view the show from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Camellia plants will be available from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, or until supply runs out. For more information, please call 352-595-3365 or visit www.americancamellias.org and look for the Ocala Camellia Society web page.Saturday, Jan. 26 Book Lovers Ball at Marion Oaks LibraryJoin the celebratory fun and festivities as the Marion Oaks Public Library recognizes its 20-year anniversary with a Book Lovers Ball on Saturday, Jan. 26, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Marion Oaks Community Center (294 Marion Oaks Lane, Ocala). Children, adults and families will receive the royal treatment as they enjoy a variety of entertainment options including: music, games, crafts, door prizes and refreshments. Attendees, who may dress in costume or casually, will also be able to have their picture taken with special equine guests from Gentle Carousel Miniature Therapy Horses. The Marion Oaks Public Library has provided reading and educational materials to Marion County residents since 1992. The library joined the Marion County Public Library System in 1996. The Book Lovers Ball is sponsored by the Public Library System in cooperation with the Friends of the Marion Oaks Public Library. For more information about this and other Public Library System events, visit http://library.marioncountyfl.org or call 352-671-8551.Monday, Jan. 28 Retired nurses to meetThe Citrus Marion Chapter of the Florida Registered Nurses Retired (RNR) will meet at the Inverness Golf and Country club on Monday, Jan. 28. Sign-in for the meeting starts at 11 a.m. The speaker will be Dr. Attangi from the Citrus Memorial Heart and Vascular Center who will speak on Vascular Disease. Our charity will be Guardian Ad Litem. Retired nurses wishing to attend should call Mary Jane at 352-726-6882 or Gladys at 352-854-2677 by Wednesday Jan. 23.Tuesday, Jan. 29 Breast cancer support groupThe Breast Cancer SOS (Sisterhood of Survivors) Support Group meets the last Tuesday of each month at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St., Rm 235 (Multipurpose Room) at 1 p.m The meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 29 will be off-site at Stone Creek Grille, 9676 SW 62nd Loop, with lunch at noon and a trip to All About You Boutique at Six Gun Plaza. We will car pool to lunch, meeting at the church parking lot at 11:30 a.m. You may also drive yourself, but please call Gail Tirpak at 352-291-6904 if you are interested in attending so she can inform Stone Creek Grille and All About You with the number to plan on.Friday, Feb. 1 Three-day coin showThe Ocala Coin Show has moved to a new location. It will be held at the Circle Square Cultural Center in On Top of the World, on Feb. 1, 2 and 3. There will be 56 dealers and more than 100 tables. There will be two grading services on site with free appraisals and taking orders to slab coins. There is free admission and free parking, and hourly door prizes and a gold and silver raffle. Hours are Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, contact Rich Selvar, bourse chairman, at 352-748-5225.Sheriff holds rib saleThe Marion County Sheriffs Office is holding its annual United Way Super Bowl Rib Sale on Friday, Feb. 1, from noon to 6 p.m. Tickets are available for $15 per slab and can be picked up at the Sheriffs complex located at 692 N.W. 30th Ave. in Ocala. Delivery is also available. For tickets and more information call Jennifer Lowe at 352-368-3598. Saturday, Feb. 2 Rally for Life at Queen of PeaceThe Ocala Rally for Life 2013 will take place on Saturday, Feb. 2 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in front of Queen of Peace Catholic Church by the crosses commemorating the babies who have died from legalized abortion these past 40 years since Roe v. Wade made abortion on demand the law of the land. Please note the change of venue from previous years. The rally will not be held downtown as usual, but rather in front of Queen of Peace as the visibility to the public will be better and the witness of the church more powerful. Limited seating will be provided so please consider bringing your own chair.Candler Hills Extreme Demo DayCandler Hills Golf Club, home to the Ocala Open, invites you to the 7th annual Extreme Demo Day Saturday, Feb. 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Try out demo clubs on the range and all brands of putters and wedges in the short game area from vendors including TaylorMade, Adams, Ping, Nike, Titleist, Cobra, Callaway, Nancy Lopez, Adidas and many more. Plus receive a complimentary lunch! The Extreme Demo Day is a free event and open to the public. 000DR94 CLEANM A S TER C ARPET & UPHOL S TER Y CLEANING N EW Y EAR S S PECIALS Well clean up after the holidays Servicing All Of Citrus & Marion County For 25 Years 489-4844 OWNER DOES THE WORK We Also Have Outdoor Pressure Cleaning Available. 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Friday, January 18, 2013 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 28~ Friday, January 18, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Friday, Jan. 18 Ocala High 12 Club to meetThe Greater Ocala High 12 Club 665 will hold its monthly meeting on Friday, Jan. 18 at 11 a.m. at the Elks Club, 702 N.E. 25th Ave., Ocala. The speaker will be Capt. Jim Burton of the Marion County Sheriffs Office. It is always exciting to hear what is going on with Marion Countys finest. As we have become accustomed to, we will once again enjoy one of the Elks Clubs fine buffet lunches. Friends are always welcome. The cost is only $12 a person. All Master Masons and guests are invited to attend. Reservations are required. Call Bob Brady at 352-8549612 for reservations or further information.Saturday, Jan. 19 Magician at First CongregationalBrian LaPalme, the award-winning, world renowned magician, is bringing his magic show to First Congregational United Church of Christ, for a fundraiser, on Saturday, Jan. 19 at 2 p.m. LaPalme has entertained thousands of children and adults during a career that spans four decades. His magic shows garner rave reviews, and this is sure to be one performance you wont want to miss. Ticket prices are $3 for children 12 and under; adults $5. To purchase tickets, please call 352-5986272. If available, tickets may be purchased at the door 7171 S.W. State Road 200.Bat facts at Dunnellon LibraryFree to the public, Shari Blissett Clark will present a one-hour program to discuss bat facts, species diversity, environmental and economic benefits of bats. The meeting will be Saturday, Jan. 19 at 10:30 a.m. at the library meeting room, 20351 Robinson Road. The program is presented by Friends of the Library.Lions to host yard sale The Ocala 200 Lions Club is having a yard sale Saturday, Jan 19, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The sale will be in the parking lot of the Bank of the Ozarks, Friendship Plaza on State Road 200. All proceeds from the sale will go to community projects. For more information contact Bob, 352-861-2730.Ocala Lions Club Helps Families of VeteransOn Saturday, Jan. 19, the Ocala Lions Club will collect donations and personal care items to be given to the Fisher House Foundation in Tampa, Florida for families of veterans or military personnel who are being treated at a nearby military or VA medical facility. The event will be at the Big Lots store, 8600 S.W. State Road 200 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Fisher House, founded in 1990 by Zachary Fisher, provides a home-like facility for families to stay for brief periods of time to be near their loved ones undergoing medical treatment. Personal care items, such as shampoo or tooth paste/brushes, tissues, paper plates, paper cups and plastic food storage containers or bags are needed to help families needing to stay at Fisher House during this difficult time. Items may be purchased at Big Lots and monetary donations will be accepted. For further information about Fisher House, call 813-910-3000 or contact Bill Thomas at 352-291-2600 about the event.Scandinavian ClubThe Scandinavian Club of Marion County invites people of Danish, Finish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish decent to join us at our next meeting on Jan. 19 at 11:30 a.m. at the Ocala Hilton, 3600 S.W. 36th Ave. in Ocala. The menu will be choice of salmon or herbed chicken breast with roasted potatoes, salad, coffee and dessert. Entertainment provided by Glenn Lewis on the keyboard. The cost is $16 per person. Reservations and payment must be made in advance. Payment and meal choice must be received by Wednesday, Jan. 17, checks to be made out to Don Clauson and mailed to Don Clauson, 5901 S.W. 86th Place. Ocala, FL 34476. For further details call Jim Neate 352-687-1580, Don Clauson 352-861-1235 or Terry Rasmussen 352-3478362.Sunday, Jan. 20 Rose Society to meetThe Marion County Rose Society meets at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Marion County Ag Center Auditorium, 2232 N.E. Jacksonville Road (CR 200A), Ocala. Meetings are open to all who want to have fun learning about and sharing their love of roses. Visit www.marioncountyroses.org or call 352-751-0355. Read the classifieds Sunday is the official Inauguration Day for President Obama. However, as that date falls on a Sunday, the public swearing-in ceremony will be held on Monday. Its a time of celebration and parties for all with politics fading somewhat into the background. Likewise, todays Pun Alley tries a little to avoid politics while looking at some humorous quotes of previous presidents.Ronald ReaganI have left orders to be awakened at any time in case of national emergency, even if Im in a Cabinet meeting. I hope youre all Republicans. Speaking to surgeons as he entered the operating room following the 1981 assassination attempt.George W. BushThese stories about my intellectual capacity really get under my skin. You know, for a while I even thought my staff believed it. There on my schedule first thing every morning it said, Intelligence Briefing.Barack ObamaThere are few things in life harder to find and more important to keep than love. Well, love and a birth certificate. Many of you know that I got my name, Barack, from my father. What you may not know is Barack is actually Swahili for That One. And I got my middle name from somebody who obviously didnt think Id ever run for president.Jack KennedyI just received the following wire from my generous daddy: Dear Jack, Dont buy a single vote more than is necessary. Ill be damned if Im going to pay for a landslide. About a year after taking office, Kennedy said, When we got into office the thing that surprised us most was to find that things were just as bad as wed been saying they were.Herbert HooverBlessed are the young for they shall inherit the national debt. Sounds familiar, doesnt it? When asked what do retired Presidents do, he replied, We spend our time taking pills and dedicating libraries. Teddy RooseveltWhen they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer present or not guilty. I think there is only one quality worse than hardness of heart and that is softness of head.John Adams In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress.Bill Clinton Being president is like running a cemetery: youve got a lot of people under you and nobodys listening.Harry TrumanNever kick a fresh cow pie on a hot day.Calvin CoolidgeI found out early in life that you dont have to explain something you hadnt said. When asked by a visiting governor how he could see a long list of callers every day and still finish his days work, whereas the governor was at his desk until late at night, Coolidge said, Yes, but you talk back. Warren G. HardingWhen Will Rogers met President Harding, Rogers said, Mr. President, I would like to tell you all the latest political jokes. You dont have to, Will, said Harding with a touch of bitterness; I appointed them.Grover ClevelandWhile Grover Cleveland was having troubles with the Senate, one night he was awakened by a servant who said, Mr. President, there are burglars in the house! Cleveland opened his eyes and said, In the Senate, maybe, but not in the House. Woodrow WilsonA conservative man is a man who just sits and thinks, mostly sits.A political storyA union boss walked into a bar and was about to order a drink to celebrate Obamas victory when he saw a guy wearing a Romney for President button. So, he shouted to the bartender, Drinks for everyone in here, but not for the Republican. After the drinks were handed out, the Republican gave him a big smile and said, Thank you! in an equally loud voice. This infuriated the union boss so he again loudly ordered drinks for everyone except the Republican. As before, this did not bother the Republican. He continued to smile, and again yelled, Thank you! The union boss asked the bartender, What is the matter with that Republican? Ive ordered two rounds of drinks for everyone but him, and all he does is smile and thanks me. Is he nuts? Nope, replied the bartender. He owns the place. Looking at some humorous quotes of previous presidents Pun Alley Dick Frank Community calendar More on Pages 6-7 that his past experience had prepared him as an ordained minister. Is it possible that a higher power has directed Lt. Oldberg to Marion Oaks, where he will witness a growing community as the economy improves? Also honoring us was newly elected county commissioner Earl Arnett of District 5. Commissioner Arnett was most attentive to the wish list for Marion Oaks and indicated he will work closely with our commissioner Kathy Bryant on any matters before the full commission that affects Marion Oaks. As he left the building, our audience applauded their appreciation. The membership was briefed by the president on the status of the waterfall. He reiterated that the waterfall and two front walls have been transferred by The Deltona Corporation to our MSTU for General Services and recorded by the county. Deltonas further obligation is to power wash and seal the front walls. When that phase is completed, MOCA is required to cover the cost of the lettering on the two walls reading, Deed restricted community. Your board has approved the outlay of approximately $1,300 to purchase and install the lettering. Returning by popular demand: MOCA has signed a contract with the carnival company to sponsor the spring fling and carnival. The dates given by the Carnival people are April 4, 5, 6 and 7. The community enthusiastically supported the carnival last year and requested that we have them back. The carnival people have stated they will have a few new rides this year. All the Moms who expressed appreciation of the Carnival for their children last year can now budget to bring their family this year. MOCAs support of the Thanksgiving Day dinner on Nov. 21 was the relinquishing of our Bingo date so the event could take place (at an estimated value of $500) and our check for $250 toward the cost of the dinner. We also contributed $100 to Friends of the Marion Oaks Library for their 20th anniversary celebration to be held Jan. 26 in Building A. OAKSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 7 000DSN4 THEDRESSINGROOMOCALA @ YAHOO COM C ALL FOR C ONSIGNMENT I NFORMATION 352-237-5478 7256 SW 62 ND A VENUE S UITE 3, O CALA We Are The New Supplier For Habersham Candle Co. Flameless Candles CLOTHING 50% & 75% OFF AS MARKED ALL WINTER COATS 20% OFF ALL SLACKS 15% OFF WITH AD DESIGNER CLOTHING Chicos, Virgo II, Coldwater Creek, Jones New York, Ann Taylor, Krashetta Stenay, and many more! 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screening, recruiting and hiring; customized training programs, on-the-job training grants, financial incentives, tax credit information, labor market information and re-employment services. There is online job posting, application collection and screening and employer spotlight events. There is also custom business training, which may cover up to 100 percent of out-of-pocket costs, 400 plus licenses and certifications, training that can increase productivity and enhance market competitive, and help retaining skilled staff. There is on-the-job training for businesses with three or more full time employees, which includes 50 to 90 percent wage reimbursement. Workforce Connection is at 2703 N.E. 14th ST., in Ocala. Phone is 352-7321700, while there is a website at www.clmworkforce.com. The agency is also on Twitter at #workforceCLM.Friday, January 18, 2013 ~ 29 www.smcitizen.com 4~ Friday, January 18, 2013 www.smcitizen.com NORITAKE CHINA 7 pc setting, service for 12, Blue Haven Ptrn.,12 serving pcs. Mint Cond. $500. 352-347-3313 DUDLEYS AUCTION **Thurs Jan 10th** EST A TE ADVEN TURE AUCTION 3pm outside 6pm inside great auction with mix of furniture, tools, appliances, antiques, and more. THREE trailers to empty! www.dudleysauction. com 637-9588 10%BP Au2267 AB1667 Maine-ly Real Estate #381384 AWESOME JOBS!Now hiring 18-25 guys and gals. Travel entire USAw/ unique business group. $500 sign-on bonus. Call 877-853-7654 or 866-298-0163 www .sunshine subscription.com Just call and see how easy it is to make money with the classifieds. ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MAXIMUM 10 WORDS RUNSFOR 2 WEEKSFREE TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403 Executive AssistantTherapy Management Corporation (TMC), a multi-state preferred provider of Physical, Occupational and Speech therapy and a company committed to service excellence is seeking an Executive Assistant to the President & CEO. TMCs Home Office is located in Homosassa, FL. The ideal candidate must have a minimum of 3 yearsexperience as an Executive Assistant. Must have exceptional skills in Microsoft Office with an emphasis on Word and Excel. Please apply online @ www.therapymgmt. com or fax resume to 352.381.0212 LET US WORKFOR YOU!CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403SOUTH MARIONCITIZENCLASSIFIEDSGET RESULTS! TBOSS TherapistThe Centers is seeking Masters Level Therapist for TBOSS position in Citrus County. Must have min 2 yrs exp working with adults, children & adolescents providing individual, group & family therapy. Full benefits pkg DFWP/EOE/We E-Verify. Fax or e-mail resume to HR, the Centers, Inc., (352) 291-5580, jobs@thecenters.us For more info visit www.thecenters.us LET USWORK FORYOU!CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403South Marion CitizenClassifieds Get Results! Residential SA EducatorThe Centers is seeking an Educator to provide educational services to adolescents in our 24/7 residential substance abuse treatment facility in Lecanto. Teach lesson plans according to each countys requirements, i.e., math, social studies, science, English, etc. Assist individuals with special and specific needs, interactions and goals. Bachelors in field of Edu or Human Services & exp reqd. Middle School or HS level State of FLteaching certification preferred. Full benefits pkg DFWP/EOE/W e E-V erify Fax or e-mail resume to HR, The Centers, Inc., (352) 291-5580, jobs@thecenters.us For more info visit www .thecenters.us T odays Ne w Ads V ACA TION INCAPTIV A ISLANDCondo At South Sea Resort. Reasonable (352) 873-8648 Bnet CARE ManagerThe Centers is seeking a Bachelors level Care Manager to coordinate mental health svcs for children enrolled in Behavioral Health Network. Extensive travel required in Citrus & Hernando Counties. Use of personal vehicle reqd., State mileage rate pd. Work hours dictated by caseload. Please submit salary. Full benefits pkg DFWP/EOE/W e E-V erify Fax or e-mail resume to HR, the Centers, Inc., (352) 291-5580, jobs@thecenters.us For more info visit www .thecenters.us T odays Ne w Ads DINING ROOM SET seats 6. Oak w/ 4 padded chairs. $450 (352) 873-0803 ORANGE GOLF CART SEATS TWO, HEADLIGHTS & DIRECTIONS LIGHTS $2300 (352) 873-0803 Somebody else wants it!Got something special you no longer use? Sell it in the Classifieds. It may be just the perfect item to fill somebody elses need.TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403 T odays Ne w Ads T odays Ne w Ads LET US WORKFOR YOU!CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403SOUTH MARIONCITIZENCLASSIFIEDSGET RESULTS! ing, and everyone had a great time. The sock hop, featuring original 45 and 33 records spun by DJ Marty Krell, was organized by Merry Anne Krell, with the assistance of Linda Hefner. There were games, dance contests, and an evening of old-fashioned fun. A lot of hard work and planning goes into an event such as this, and it does not happen without a lot of helpers. Pitching in were Toni and Jim Niemeyer, Donna and Lee Reynolds, Joan and Pete Buzzek, Bob and Nancy Hallameyer, Lois and Don Norris, Rhea Rouquie, Pat Steel, John and Judy Alderson, and for setup, Larry Keables and Charlie Mock. Thanks to everyone who worked together for a memorable event.Decorating contest winnersThe results are in for the 2012 Marion Landing Holiday House Decorating Contest; and at the Jan. 8 Tuesday Social, the winners were announced and prizes awarded. There were 14 entries into the contest, all of which had wonderful displays. Residents voted for their favorite, and a tally of the 94 votes resulted in the following: third place was awarded to Armand Duquette; second place was awarded to Angela Olmeda; first place was awarded to Lina Vallejo. Thanks to those who participated in the contest, the residents who voted, and especially to Leta Simmons for organizing the contest and Harry Therien for taking the photos and printing them for display. Racing workshopJust in time for the trip to Tampa Bay Downs in February, Harry Therien will be holding a free workshop called How to Handicap the Races. He will teach you how to be a better handicapper by learning how to properly read the racing program, and by looking at past performance, how to place smarter and more logical bets. This workshop will be held on Saturday, Jan. 19, at 2 p.m. in the Lifestyle Center. The number of participants is limited, so sign up soon on the sheet posted on the Activity Wall.Sit and Be FitDont forget that the new Sit and Be Fit video exercise class is now being offered in the Lifestyle Center at 10 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. There are 20, half-hour episodes, which will rotate on a bi-weekly basis, all of which include a full body workout designed to strengthen, stretch and improve overall functioning of the body. The programs are upbeat and lively, featuring a variety of fun movements and music. The classes are free and are for Marion Landing residents and their guests only; no registration is required. Drop bywe hope to see you there. Sunday KaraokeDo you like to sing? Join John Winn for a couple of hours of fun singing Karaoke on Sunday, Jan. 20, at 2 p.m. in the Lifestyle Center. As long as theres interest, well continue Karaoke each Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m., unless another special event is planned. For more information, give John a call.Gentle YogaPractice gentle yoga and discover simple and effective poses to reduce stress and achieve optimal health, vitality and serenity. This class is led by fitness instructor Mary Pat Giffin and includes standing and seated poses to strengthen, stretch and improve balance. Format includes a chair; and please bring a mat for floor-work. Gentle Yoga meets Tuesdays at 11 a.m. in the Lifestyle Center. Each session is $5. Please sign up on the sheet posted on the Activity Wall.Travel newsIf you are interested in any of the trips listed below, details are available on the flyers posted on the Travel Board in the Lifestyle Center, or you may call 237-7152 for more information. Trips are open to the general public if space allows. There are only a few seats left for the trip to the spring training baseball game on Sunday, March 24. Its the Philadelphia Phillies vs. the Boston Red Sox at Bright House Field in Clearwater. Cost is $62 and includes round-trip bus from Ocala, reserved premium seats for the 1:05 p.m. game and tip for driver. Lunch is on your own in the ball park. Bus departs about 10:30 a.m. and, depending on the length of the game, returns approximately 6 p.m. Your non-refundable payment is due by Jan. 15, so reserve your seat before this trip sells out. See the Smoky Mountains and Pigeon Forge in the fall. Enjoy the fall foliage, great shows and meals on this seven day, six night excursion which includes 10 meals, six breakfasts and four dinners. Tour the Smoky Mountain National Park, visit downtown Gatlinburg, see many of the shows in Pigeon Forge such as Smoky Mountain Spry, Cirque de Chine, Smith Family, Hatfield McCoy Dinner Show, and more. Do you like to plan ahead? Then mark your calendar for Jan. 19 to 26, 2014 (yes, thats 2014) for a western Caribbean cruise on Freedom of the Seas. You will visit ports in Labadee (Haiti), Jamaica, Grand Cayman and Cozumel. More information is listed on the Travel Board. If youre thinking about taking a vacation in the spring of 2014, our Travel Club has made plans for a terrific European riverboat cruise on the Elbe River. Enjoy time in Berlin, Dresden, Wittenberg and Prague and includes seven nights aboard the M/S River Allegro, which was built specifically for cruising the Elbe, and was recently refurbished with the travelers needs and comfort in mind. More details on this spectacular trip are listed in the brochure posted on the Travel Board. Diane Bress is Marion Landings Activities Director and an employee of Leland Management, Inc. LANDINGCONTINUED FROM PAGE 2 PHOTO BY HARRY THERIENMarion Landing House Decorating Contest first place winner Lina Vallejo. Jan. 18, Friday, Fish or Shrimp Dinner 5 to 7 p.m., Jersey Cowboy and friends Karaoke 6-10 p.m. Jan. 19, Saturday, Chicken Alfredo 5 to 7 p.m., Timeless Motown, 6 to 10 p.m. Jan. 20, Sunday, Bar Bingo 4 to 6 p.m., Football in the Social Quarters. Jan. 21, Monday, Coney Dogs noon to 3 p.m. Jan. 22, Tuesday, Dart League 5:45 to 9 p.m., food specials 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 23, Wednesday, Membership Appreciation 3 to 5 p.m. Jan. 24, Thursday, Cards 1 p.m., Open Darts 5 p.m., Shuffleboard 7 p.m. Jan, 25, Friday, Fish or Shrimp Dinner 5 to 7 p.m., Blast from the past Rick Holland 6 to 10 p.m.West Marion Moose Lodge 2356, open for members and qualified guests, is located 10411 S.W. 110th St., one mile north of State Road 200 across from Oak Run entrance. Phone is 352-354-2200. West Marion Moose Lodge activities Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com SOUTH MARION Citiz en The South Marion Citizen is a free community newspaper covering news of communities in southwest Marion County including Oak Run, Pine Run, Palm Cay, On Top of the World, Kingsland Country Estates, Countryside Farms, Marion Landing, Majestic Oaks, Hidden Lake, Woods and Meadows Estates, Paddock Farms, Saddle Oak Club, Deer Creek, Cherrywood Estates, Hardwood Trails, Candler Hills, Country Oaks, and Harvest Meadows, among others. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Citizen: If your community is listed above and the Citizen is not delivered to your home and you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 200 Corridor, call 854-3986CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481 EditorJim Clark Circulation Barbara Jaggers Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean and Kristy Kaigan General Manager John Provost Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Deadline for classified ads :Deadline for display advertising : Tuesday 4 p.m. before publicationMonday 5 p.m. before publication READER SERVICES I want to get news in the Citizen.Call editor Jim Clark at 352-854-3986 or send by e-mail to editor@smcitizen.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Citizenoffice in Kingsland Plaza. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Member of the Community Papers of Florida WORKFORCECONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 percent of Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments are being made electronically. Converting the remaining paper check recipients to electronic payments will save American taxpayers $1 billion over the next 10 years. The Treasury Department published a final rule in December 2010 to gradually phase out paper checks for federal benefit payments. Since May 1, 2011, all people newly applying for federal benefits, including Social Security, SSI, Veterans Affairs, Railroad Retirement Board, Office of Personnel Management benefits and other non-tax payments, have had to choose direct deposit or the Direct Express card at the time they sign up for their benefits. March 1, 2013, is the final deadline by which all remaining federal benefit check recipients must receive their money electronically. The Treasury Departments Go Direct public education campaign is working with more than 1,800 partner organizations throughout the country to spread the message about the electronic payment rule and educate federal benefit recipients about their options. The campaign has developed and shared a variety of public service announcements, educational videos, check inserts and other materials to explain how electronic payments work and how to make the switch from paper checks. The videos and materials are available on the Go Direct campaign website at www.GoDirect.org. The Treasury Department has taken great strides to support and guide check recipients through the change to electronic payments, and were increasing our efforts significantly in the final two months before the deadline, Lebryk said. We have a team of friendly, helpful agents standing by at our call center, and many financial institutions, caregivers, senior services providers and advocates for people who are homeless or have disabilities have the necessary information and resources to help federal benefit recipients make the switch. Check recipients can sign up for direct deposit or the Direct Express card by calling toll-free 1-800-333-1795, visiting www.GoDirect.org, or talking to their local federal paying agency office. The process is fast, easy and free. By taking a few minutes to gather the necessary information ahead of time, most federal benefit recipients can sign up for electronic payments with one phone call. Individuals will need their Social Security number or claim number, their 12-digital federal benefit check number and the amount of their most recent federal benefit check. If choosing direct deposit, recipients also will need their financial institutions routing transit number, (often found on a personal check) account number and account type (checking or saving). There are no sign-up fees or monthly fees to receive benefits electronically. SOCIALCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Hospice seeks singersHospice of Marion County invites you to consider a unique volunteer service. We have a special choral group known as the Journey Singers that sings songs of healing and comfort at the bedsides of the ill or dying at the four Marion County Hospice Houses, private homes, and other selective venues. We offer a wide choice of music, including spiritual, secular and patriotic selections. If you can read music and sing a cappella (that is, without instrumental accompaniment), and have a compassionate heart, join us in this rewarding journey. Call 352873-7441 for more details. Read the classifieds today on Pages 29-30 00075X7 Clip and Save Clip and Save Clip and Save Clip and Save Grandfather Clock 352-873-7587 GRANDFATHER CLOCK REPAIR Service and repairs 43 years full time experience Specializing in floor clocks. In Florida Jan., Feb., Mar., April (In Pennsylvania the other months) 000DP6G 000DQQH Oakridge Plaza9590 SW SR 200, Suite 12 Ocala, Fl 34481 2 miles west of On Top of the World (In front of Walmart on SR 200)352.653.2068 Easy Street2602 SW 19th A venue Rd, Suite 201 (Next to Moe s & across from Regal 16 Cinemas) Ocala, Fl 34471352.289.0134 Expires 1/25/13 T he Smallest and Best Hearing Aid A v aila ble In the W or ld!

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Friday, January 18, 2013 ~ 3 www.smcitizen.com 30~ Friday, January 18, 2013 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 BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 WE BUY ANYVEHICLEIn Any Condition, T itle, No T itle, Bank Lien, No Problem, Dont T rade it in. W e W ill Pay up to $25K Any Make, Any Model. 813-335-3794 813-237-1892 Call AJ MOBILE HAIR CARE**FULL SER VICE ** IN YOUR HOME LIC. BEAUTICIAN/CNA SERVICE THE HOME BOUND/ ELDERLY. (352) 237-3347 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 StevesHandymanService(352) 854-4927000DQEY P AINTING SER VICES Interior & Exterior W e of fer professional p ainting & pressure washing at competitive rates. Call now to receive a free pressure washing for a st andard size driveway with an exterior rep aint! Call Matt at Swaggerty Painting LLC: 352-262-6685. STUMP GRINDINGCALL JIM FOR FREE ESTIMA TES (800) 478-8679 PUBLISHERS NOTICE:All real est ate advertising in this newsp aper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limit ation or discrimination based on race, color religion, sex, handicap, familial st atus or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limit ation or discrimination. Familial st atus includes children under the age of 18 living with p arent s or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newsp aper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real est ate which is in violation of the law Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newsp aper are available on an equal opportunity basis. T o complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing imp aired is 1-800-927-9275. Quiet Country Sett ing 3/2 on 2 acres mol Approx. 1750 sq f t LA front porch, Lg rear screened porch, Patio, 24x30 S teel Building, S teel Carport great for boat storage, etc. Fenced and crossfenced, Built in 2003 Nice Oaks, W ooded, Citrus S prings area only 20 Min. to Ocala $129,900 Call 352-302-6784 for appt. HERNANDOCitrus Hills Pool Home 4/3/2+, circular drive, 1 acre lot, below $200k 352-527-7856 OCALAMarion Landing, 55+ Community, 3/2/2 15x30ft inground pool w/waterfall, call for appt 352-873-2725 WE BUY R VS, T ravel T railers, 5th Wheels, Motor Homes Call US 352-201-6945 ORANGE GOLF CART SEATS TWO, HEADLIGHTS & DIRECTIONS LIGHTS $2300 (352) 873-0803 Acoustic Guit ar Needs S tringing, Good Cond. $50 (352) 291-0495 GUN & KNIFE SHOWBROOKSVILLE HSC CLUBSat. Jan.. 26th 9-5p Sun. Jan. 27th 9a-4p HERNANDO COUNTYFAIRGROUNDS Admission $6.00 (352) 799-3605 LIONEL T OY TRAINS W anted Any Amount Any Condition. Cash Paid Will Pick Up (352) 346-3328 V ACA TION INCAPTIV A ISLANDCondo At South Sea Resort. 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Friday, January 18, 2013 ~ 31 www.smcitizen.com 2~ Friday, January 18, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Impressionist, singer and performer Sally Langwah and Billy Elvis Lindsey will be bringing us another favorite celebrity impression show on Sunday, Feb. 3, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Lifestyle Center. Sallys Nashville Buddies shows have included tributes to Reba, Dolly, Wynonna, Patsy, Crystal, Minnie and Loretta; and Sallys 3 vocal octave range enables her to perform over 30 vocal impressions of superstars. She was recently honored in June with bookings for three shows at the American Merchant Marine Veterans 26th annual convention in Maryland; and Billy Lindsey has won numerous awards, most-recently winning the Elvis Extravaganza at the Florida State Fair in 2012, as well as Overall Champion and Fan Favorite. He is also the winner of the Ill Remember You Elvis contest at Live Oak and was crowned King of South Tampa by The Tampa Tribune. Tickets to this show are $6 each and are on sale in the Activities Office and at the Tuesday socials. Youre sure to have a very entertaining afternoon.Super Bowl partyAre you ready for some football? Cheer on your favorite team with Bill Wurst and friends on Feb. 3 in the Lifestyle Center beginning at 6 p.m. There will be lots of snacks along with hot dogs, sauerkraut, meatballs, wings, coffee and cake. Sign up at Tuesday socials or in the Activities Office during regular hours.Mah Jongg marathonThe annual Marion Landing Mah Jongg marathon is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 26. Plan to arrive at the Lifestyle Center at 9:45 a.m. as the game begins promptly at 10 a.m. We will break for lunch at noon, and then play resumes at 1 p.m., ending at approximately at 3 p.m. Please bring a cold salad to share for lunch; dessert, hot coffee and tea will be provided. Sign up on the sheet hanging on the Activity Wall and give $3 to Carolyn Salzlein for the prize fund by Jan. 22.Lessons availableLearn to play shuffleboard. Stop by the courts on Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. beginning Feb. 6. There are many techniques involved and skills that you can learn to make this game more interesting and enjoyable. Gene and Lina will be on hand to give you instruction and pointers on how to play the game. If youd like to prepare for some of the upcoming events like Senior Games, or if youd just like to participate in weekly games with your neighbors and friends, lessons for some popular games have been scheduled in February. Hand and Foot lessons begin Monday, Feb. 4, at 12:45 p.m. in the Great Room and will continue for the following three Mondays; Mah Jongg lessons will begin Thursday, Feb. 7, at 1 p.m. in the Library and will continue for the following four Thursdays; and Sequence lessons will be given on Friday evenings at 5:30 p.m. in the Great Room on Friday, Feb. 15 and will continue for the following two Fridays. You can sign up on the sheets hanging on the Activity Wall. If you have any questions about the games, a contact person is listed on the flyer. So why not take advantage of this opportunity to learn something new or to brush up on your skills? Its a great way to keep your mind active while socializing with others.New Years festivitiesMarion Landing residents ushered in the new year by celebrating with an evening of bowling and a sock hop featuring 50s and 60s music and dancing. The bowlers got together for a few games with snacks, prizes and friendly competition. This enjoyable evening was organized by Mary Jane Welsh and Sue Kiger with 40 bowlers participatCelebrity impression show scheduled for Feb. 3 Marion Landing Diane Bress Marion Landing Sock Hop organizer Merry Anne Krell, left, with helpers Toni Niemeyer and Joan Buzzek show off poodle skirts at the New Years Eve party. PLEASESEELANDING, PAGE29 000DMDQ 000DRWL

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BRIEFS 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. Additionally, The Ranch Fitness Center and Spa and On Top of the World certified fitness instructors will offer a variety of exercise demonstrations. 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.. Trees to be given awayMarion Soil and Water Conservation District hosts its third annual native tree give-away in recognition of Floridas Arbor Day on Saturday, Jan. 19 at the McPherson Complex, starting at 10 a.m. More than 1500 trees will be given away, including longleaf pine, red maple, dogwood, live Oak, common persimmon, chickasaw plum, and riverbirch. The trees are available on a first come, first serve basis. INDEX Bookmark................................ Cherrywood............................ Judis Journal.......................... Marion Landing..................... Oak Run.................................... OTOW........................................ _CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & BusinessesFRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 2013 VOLUME 17 NUMBER 34 www.smcitizen.com BY JIM CLARK EditorMarion County Tax Collector George Albright has done what the state asked him to. In addition to his dispensing of auto tags and titles, he took on the driver license production for the state, and has gotten thing running smoothly. In fact, things run so smoothly that now some forces in the state want to remove the auto tag purchasing from his office. Albright was one of the county officials appearing before the Marion County Legislative Delegation on Jan. 8, and didnt mince words: This is a power play by the 3M company and the Department of Highway Safety. The 3M company is involved in the making of the tags. It doesnt make sense, Albright told the seven-member delegation, chaired by State Sen. Charlie Dean. If they thought enough of us to give us driver licenses, why do they want to take away tag and title? He also added, Why is there even a Department of Highway Safety? One of the things that was emphasized during the presentations was the protection of water. County Chair Kathy Bryant told the legislators, Protection of the aquifer will always be on our legislative agenda. She asked in the strongest possible terms for the county to have a seat at the table during discussions of Silver Springs. Ocala City Council member Daniel Owen asked the officials to clarify the law that is now the subject of a conflict between the city and the Marion County School Board. At issue is whether the schools have to pay stormwater fees to the city. Newly elected Supervisor of Elections Wesley Wilcox drew praise from State Rep. Dennis Baxley for the way the county election, under Dee Brown, was conducted, as opposed to long counts in other parts of the state. By 10 or 11 (p.m.) everybody knew (the election results in the county), Baxley said. There were young people who appeared, too, including representatives from Pace Center for Girls and some students who were part of a battle against the use of tobacco. One man spoke of the need for tougher penalties for those who collide with motorcycle, bicycles and pedestrians, and also called for tough texting-while-driving legislation. One woman spoke against the way her child was treated, saying he was denied water in a hot classroom. She criticized the school system for the way it handled the affair. (Editorial, Page 8)A32~ Friday, January 18, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Albright blasts state power play over tags Legislative roundup BY JIM CLARK EditorWorkforce Connection is an agency that isnt known by everyone in the community, so Laura Byrnes, communications manager, tried to make it clear to members of the State Road 200 Coalition just what her group accomplishes. Byrnes spoke at the meeting on Monday, Jan. 14. Using a Power Point presentation, she showed the efforts of Workforce to bring job seekers and employers together. In her presentation, she noted, Workforce Connection is a business-led non-profit, non-partisan service for Citrus, Levy and Marion counties. She added that 50 percent of the board of directors had to be made up of people from private, for-profit firms. She added that the agency served 36,000 people and 1,600 employers last year. Funding is through the U.S. Department of Labor. There are no fees charged, either to individuals looking for jobs or businesses looking to fill jobs. He presentation showed a list of services for job-seekers: 50 plus free workshops monthly, skills/interest assessment, employability certifications, education/training assistance, online job posting and referrals, one-on-one consultations, resume and interview assistance, recruiting events and job fairs, job-search tips/resources, and fax, scanning, and copy services. All types of people are helped, she says, including displaced workers, U.S. military veterans, postsecondary students, seniors, youth, professionals and those with background issues. For employers, some of the services include Helping job seekers, employers Workforce Connection brings people together PHOTO BY JIM CLARKLaura Byrnes speaks to the State Road 200 Coalition about Workforce Connection. PLEASESEEWORKFORCE, PAGE4 The U.S. Department of the Treasury today reported that 5 million checks continue to be mailed to federal beneficiaries each month. With just two months remaining until the March 1, 2013, electronic payment law goes into effect, the Treasury Department is urging Social Security and other federal benefit recipients to not delay and switch now to either direct deposit or the Direct Express Debit MasterCard card. Choosing direct deposit or the Direct Express card makes it easier, safer and more convenient for beneficiaries to receive their payments. Switching to an electronic payment is not optional its the law, said David Lebryk, commissioner of the Treasury Departments Financial Management Service. If you or a loved one still receive paper checks for your benefit payments, now is the time to switch. Its free and easy just call 1-800-333-1795 or visit www.GoDirect.org. Currently, approximately 93 No more mail Social Security going electronic PLEASESEESOCIAL, PAGE4 Memorial for JonahHundreds gathered on the downtown square last week to remember Jonah Mendoza, a 6month-old boy who was recently killed by his mother. 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