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Place of Publication: Ocala, Florida
Publication Date: 01-25-2013
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BRIEFS New golf cart law doesnt apply hereA new law that has received some mention since Jan. 1, but little clarification by the state, has been analyzed by law enforcement legal experts, and the result is simple. It doesnt apply here. Generally, the law allows municipalities (cities) to permit golf carts on sidewalks. The county would have to pass a new ordinance to allow the same thing. However, one stipulation of the new law is that sidewalks must be at least eight feet wide to accommodate the golf carts, according to the Sheriffs Office. Judging by this area, including in front of the South Marion Citizen and West Marion Messenger office, local sidewalks, where they exist, are only about five feet wide and are not eligible for the golf carts. Some people have indicated they were hoping to take golf carts to places such as Walmart and the restaurants in that area. However, existing law is still in effect. INDEX Bookmark..............................21 Cherrywood.........................15 Classifieds.............................31 Oak Run.................................13 Obituaries................................3 Opinion....................................8 OTOW.....................................12 Out to Pastor........................10 Pun Alley...............................23 Puzzles...................................29CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & Businesses FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2013 VOLUME 17 NUMBER 35 www.smcitizen.com 32 ~ Friday, January 25, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Book donations Help bring the joy of reading to children who may not otherwise have books in their lives. A drive to collect books for Goodwills BookWorks preschool literacy program starts Feb. 1 and runs to March 15. People in Marion, Hillsborough, Pinellas, Polk, Hernando and Pasco counties are asked to donate new or like-new books for children ages 2-5. To donate books, attach a note indicating they are For BookWorks and drop them off at any Goodwill-Suncoast store or donation site. For donation locations, visit www.goodwill-suncoast.org or call toll-free 888-279-1988. To volunteer, call Goodwill Community Relations at 888-279-1988, ext. 1013. Health Fair at OTOW PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKLarge crowds turned out for the health fair at the OTOW Cultural Center on Saturday, Jan. 19. Munroe was the main sponsor, and the Munroe Heart table is shown above. Cammy Dennis, right, leads a Get Fit While You Sit demonstration. Top Gear from North Magnolia had this display. It takes at least four paraprofessionals and one receptionist to run schools effectively, at least according to this years finalists for the 2013 School-Related Employee of the Year honor from Marion County Public Schools. The five employees received surprise visits earlier this week telling them they are finalists for the annual honor. The winner will be named Tuesday, Feb. 12, at an 11:30 a.m. luncheon at the Ocala Hilton, then advance to the state competition. In all, 61 employees were named as school-based School-Related Employees of the Year. Among this years district finalists (listed alphabetically by school): Louetta Hartigan, Dunnellon Elementary Hartigan is a fourthand fifth-grade paraprofessional working with struggling students. At the school for six years, she works with students one-on-one and in small groups. She also leads the 4H program in the Dunnellon area. Jarrod Lynn, Hammett Bowen Jr. Elementary Lynn is an ESE paraprofessional working with Autistic students. A relative newcomer to the district with two years experience, Lynns working on his college degree and plans to teach in his own classSchools honor local employees AARP driving courses plannedAARP Driver Safety Courses will be held at the following times and locations in Marion County during the month of February.. To attend please contact the instructor at the phone number listed. Courses cost $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers. Auto Insurance Discount for three years by most companies. Call your Insurance Agent for details. Feb. 7 and 8 at 8 a.m. Oak Run; Instructor Donald Stroliske at 352-465-6359. Feb. 13 and 14 at 8 a.m. Sheriffs Sub-Station on State Road 200; Instructor Joe Briggs at 352237-2971. Feb. 13 and 15 at 8:30 a.m. Spruce Creek South; Instructor Jens Hemmingsen at 352-3478922. Feb. 15 and 22 at 1 p.m. Stonecrest; Instructor Maury Hamill at 352-245-9617. Feb. 21 and 22 at 8 a.m. on the 21st and 12:30 p.m. on the 22nd; Marion Landing; Instructor Warren Smith at 390-3697. Feb. 27 and 28 at 1 p.m. on the 27th and 8:30 a.m. on the 28th; Senior Wellness Center; Instructor Joe Briggs at 352-237-2971. PLEASESEESCHOOL PAGE3 *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. 000DQ0A 1918 SW 17th St. AutoMaxOcala.com 352-401-0808 HUGE SALE on every 2012 Model! Rates from 1.89% 100s to choose from Quality Cars... Outlet Prices visit www. Auto Max Ocala.com to see all of your specials! Bring in this ad and receive $ 300 in gas with purchase. 12 CHEVROLET EQUINOX M1101 LTZ, LEATHER, LOADED $ 339 MO. 12 CHEVROLET SONIC M1120, GREAT MPG . . . . . . $12,880 . $194 MO. 12 CHEVROLET CRUZE M991, LT, LEATHER, LOADED . . $14,980 . $225 MO 12 CHEVROLET MALIBU M967, LT, LOW MILES . . . . . $14,580 . $219 MO. 12 CHEVROLET IMPALA M898, LTZ, LEATHER, SPOILER WHEELS $15,880 . $239 MO. 12 CHEVROLET SILVERADO LT, V8, LOW MILES . . . . $19,880 . $299 MO. 12 CHEVROLET TAHOE . . . . . . . . . . . . . $29,880 . $449 MO. Auto Max Price $22,680 12 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY M1085, TOURING $ 269 MO. 12 CHRYSLER 200 M1082, GREAT BARGAIN . . . . . . $12,880 . $195 MO. 12 CHRYSLER 300 M1076, LIMITED, CHROME WHEELS . . $21,880 . $329 MO. Auto Max Price $17,880 12 DODGE RAM 1500 M1114, HEMI, 20S, ONLY 4K MILES $ 345 MO. Auto Max Price $22,880 12 DODGE CHARGER M1036, SHARP VEHICLE . . . . . $17,880 . $269 MO. 12 DODGE JOURNEY M504A, SXT, 6 CYL . . . . . . . $17,880 . $269 MO. 12 DODGE DURANGO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $21,880 . $315 MO. 12 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN M959, SXT, POWER DOORS $15,880 . $239 MO. 12 FORD FOCUS M1103, SEL . . . . . . . . . . . . $13,880 . $214 MO. 12 FORD FUSION M1070, SEL . . . . . . . . . . . $14,880 . $225 MO. 12 FORD ESCAPE M1042, MUST SEE . . . . . . . . . $17,880 . $269 MO. 12 FORD EDGE M978, SHARP VEHICLE . . . . . . . . $21,880 . $329 MO. 12 FORD F-150 M995, XLT, V8 . . . . . . . . . . . . $21,880 . $329 MO. 12 FORD MUSTANG M1109, CONVERTIBLE $ 255 MO. Auto Max Price $16,880 12 GMC TERRAIN M1074, SLT, LOADED . $22,880 . . $345 MO. 12 GMC YUKON SLT Auto Max Price $30,980 $ 459 MO. 12 HYUNDAI ACCENT M1115, GLS, AUTO $12,280 . . $186 MO. 12 HYUNDAI ELANTRA M1102, GLS, AUTO $13,880 . . $215 MO. 12 HYUNDAI SONATA M1043, GLS, AUTO . $14,880 . . $225 MO. 12 JEEP COMPASS M1118, SPORT . . . $14,880 . . $225 MO. 12 JEEP LIBERTY M1108, SPORT . . . $14,880 . . $225 MO. 12 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE 12 HYUNDAI VELOSTER M1046, SHARP VEHICLE, 7K MILES $ 2 6 9 MO. $ 269 Auto Max Price $17,880 Auto Max Price $23,880 $ 359 MO. 12 KIA FORTE GREAT SMALL CAR . . . . . . . . . . $11,880 . $219 MO. 12 KIA SOUL M1084, PLUS MODEL . . . . . . . . . . $14,880 . $225 MO. 12 KIA SEDONA M941 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $14,680 . $222 MO. 13 KIA SORENTO M936, V6, 3RD ROW . . . . . . . . $20,880 . $314 MO. 12 KIA OPTIMA M1081, SHARP VEHICLE $ 249 MO. Auto Max Price $16,280 12 NISSAN ALTIMA M1006, S MODEL . . . . . . . . . $14,880 . $225 MO. 12 NISSAN MAXIMA M608, MOONROOF, LEATHER . . . . $20,880 . $314 MO. 12 NISSAN ROGUE M1030, S . . . . . . . . . . . $16,680 . $255 MO. 12 NISSAN QUEST M1005, ALL NEW BODY STYLE $ 269 MO. Auto Max Price $17,880 12 TOYOTA YARIS M1069, AUTO . . . . . . . . . . $11,680 . $218 MO. 12 TOYOTA COROLLA LE, AUTO . . . . . . . . . . $12,880 . $195 MO. 12 TOYOTA AVALON M1123, LIMITED, PEARL WHITE, MOONROOF $23,880 . $359 MO. 12 TOYOTA RAV4 M1086 . . . . . . . . . . . . . $17,880 . $269 MO. 12 TOYOTA TUNDRA 2WD M1095, ONLY 973 MILES, ALMOST NEW!! $23,880 . $359 MO. 12 TOYOTA CAMRY LE, AUTO $ 249 MO. Auto Max Price $16,880 12 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA SEDAN M1088 . . . . . . $13,480 . $199 MO. 12 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT M1009 . . . . . . . . . $14,880 . $225 MO. 12 VOLKSWAGEN CC M1041,LUXURY, LEATHER $ 284 MO. Auto Max Price $18,880

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Friday, January 25, 2013 ~ 31 www.smcitizen.com 2 ~ Friday, January 25, 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 000DOPY *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 OFFON ALL REMAINING 2012s $ 7,000 OFF 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 FORD 2010 F150 Platinum Supercrew, 4x4, 31700 miles, black, leather, navigation, rear view camera, tow package, excellent condition, warranty, $12400, dema@netscape.com 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 Setting 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 BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 HOT TUB W/STAIRS & COVER $500 (734) 771-9843 DUDLEYS AUCTION **4 AUCTIONS ** Thur 1/24 Estate Adventure 3pm Quality furniture-leather shaker-Florida, electronic, mower, hundreds of items, Fri 1/25 Estate Coin 6pm $5-10-20 Gold pieces, Silver, $500 & $1,000 bills, Lg 1800s currency, silver Sat 1/26 Florida Porch Antiques Liquidation 10am On Site@ 712 W. Main St in Leesburg, HUGE Sale of from Long time Antique dealer filled the JC Penny Tue 1/28 Real Estate & Restaurant 10am 4135 S. Suncoast Blvd. (US 19) Homosassa, *check website* www.dudleys auction.com 637-9588 10%BP Au2267 AB1667 Maine-ly Real Estate #381384 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 DOG SITTER/WALKER Sit and walk with dogs.24/7.Experience 22 years.Call please Dave Tania. 352-236-5746 207-420-7170 VACATION INCAPTIVAISLANDCondo At South Sea Resort. Reasonable (352) 873-8648 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 HOT TUB W/STAIRS & COVER $500 (734) 771-9843 Human Resource Rep Are you an HR Professional with a commitment to excellence? Do you want to be part of a high performance team? Therapy Management Corporation, a preferred provider in all the communities we serve, invites you to talk with us. Our home office is in Homosassa, FL. 3+ years HR experience, superb communication and interpersonal skills, along with strong technology experience are what you will need to be successful. Please apply online @ http://www.therapymgmtjobs.com/ Profile.aspx or fax resume to (352) 382-0212 ASSIST SENIORS We provide non-medical companionship and home help for seniors. Day, weekend and overnight shifts available. Join our special team of CAREGivers today. 352-622-5936 Lic. #HCS229393 Simply advertise in the Classifieds and get results quickly!How To Make Your Car Disappear... CALL TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403www.smcitizen.com Certified Service SULLIVAN FACTORY TRAINED TECHNICIANS FULL DETAIL SPECIAL .These specials and coupons cannot be used or combined with any other discounts or coupons. Must pre sent coupon at time of wr ite up. Synthetics and diesel extra. Some models higher. Tax, shop supplies & hazardous waste extra. See dealer for details. O ffer Expires 2/25/13. Help prevent costly transmission repairs with our AUTOMATIC FLUID FLUSH These specials and coupons cannot be used or combined with any other discounts or coupons. Must pres ent coupon at time of write up. Synthetics and diesel extra. Some models higher. Tax, shop supplies & hazardous wa ste extra. See dealer fo r details. Offer Expires 2/25/13. FREE CAR WASH W/ANY SERVICE TIRE ROTATE AND BRAKE INSPECTION Our quality technicians will rotate your tires, set pressure, check tread depth, reset tire monitor system and carefully check 4 wheel brakes Our quality technicians will power flush the old-dirty fluid, and renew with fresh fluid and conditioners. Try Our Steps to Maintain Good Fuel Economy and a Smooth Running Engine FUEL SAVER PACKAGE These specials and coupons cannot be used or combined with any other discounts or coupons. Must pres ent coupon at time of write up. Synthetics and diesel extra. Some models higher. Tax, shop supplies & hazardous waste extra. See dealer for details. Offer Expires 2/25/13. Our quality technicians will clean the throttle unit and induction system, as well as clean the fuel injectors. Keep Your Engine Cool and Trouble Free with our COOLANT SYSTEM SERVICE Our quality technicians will flush the old coolant and renew with fresh dexcool or equivalent. We also check for leaks, and check belts and hoses too! These specials and coupons cannot be used or combined with any other discounts or coupons. Must pres ent coupon at time of write up. Synthetics and diesel extra. Some models higher. Tax, shop supplies & ha zardous waste extra. See dealer for details. Offer Expires 2/25/13. $ 20 00 OFF REGULAR PRICE $179.95 OFF $ 10 00 REGULAR PRICE $119.95 $ 25 00 OFF REGULAR PRICE $229.95 These specials and coupons cannot be used or combined with any other discounts or coupons. Must pres ent coupon at time of write up. 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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 Tuesday, 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. Tickets 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 Post 4781 member) Monday Night Bar Bingo is played in the Canteen from 6 to 8. Join us for karaoke on Friday, Jan. 25 and Saturday, Jan. 26, with David Baldwin from 6 to 10 p.m. Canteen lunches are now served on Wednesday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hall rental 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 904-7160578 (please leave a message and we will return your call). VFW Post 4781 os at 9401 S.W. 110th St., behind Sims Furniture. Phone is 352-873-4781 Friday, January 25, 2013 ~ 3 www.smcitizen.com 30 ~ Friday, January 25, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Family Fiesta Soft Tacos Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes Serves: 8 1 teaspoon vegetable oil 1/2 cup diced onion 1 pound extra-lean ground beef or turkey 1 can (4 ounces) diced, mild green chiles 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes, no salt added, drained 1/2 cup drained canned corn 1/2 cup drained and rinsed canned red kidney beans 1 teaspoon chili powder 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper Salt, to taste Spray oil 8 8-inch whole-wheat flour tortillas, warmed according to package directions 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese 1 cup finely shredded lettuce 1 cup diced avocados Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and saut until lightly browned, stirring often, about 4 minutes. Add beef and cook until lightly browned, about 4 minutes. Add chiles, tomatoes, corn, beans, chili powder, cumin and pepper and stir until heated through, about 3 minutes. Season to taste with salt, if needed. Transfer to a serving bowl and keep warm. To serve, plate up warm tortillas, dish up cheese, lettuce, and avocado (if desired). Serve with taco meat filling. Assemble and enjoy. Enchiladas Grandes Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Serves: 2 Spray oil 4 (6-inch) corn tortillas 2/3 cup canned red enchilada sauce 2 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream 1 cup warm taco meat filling (from Family Fiesta Soft Tacos recipe) 1/4 cup finely shredded sharp, cheddar cheese 1 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro Preheat oven to 375F. Heat large skillet over high heat. Spray with a thin film of oil and wipe out with a paper towel. Cook tortillas on both sides until blistered and soft, about 1 min ute per side; keep warm. While tortillas are cooking, pour 1/3 cup enchilada sauce into a pie plate or small rectangular baking dish, about 6 x 10 inches. Mix the remaining sauce with sour cream; set aside. Mix meat filling, cheese and cilantro in medium mixing bowl. To assemble: Fill a tortilla with 1/4 cup of the meat mixture, and roll up like a tight cigar. Place seam-side down in the baking dish. Repeat with remaining tortillas and filling. Pour enchilada/sour cream mixture over enchiladas. Cover tightly with foil and bake until sauce is bubbling, about 15 minutes. Top with green onions. Smoky Southwest Chicken and Wild Rice SoupPrep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 25 minutes Serves: 6 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 cup chopped onion 1/2 cup thinly sliced celery 1 can (10 3/4 ounces) reduced-sodium cream of chicken soup 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth 1 cup cooked wild rice 1 cup canned, sliced carrots, drained 2 cans (3 ounces each) premium chunk chicken breast in water, drained 1/2 teaspoon chili powder 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin Pinch ground chipotle chile 1 cup shredded, pepper jack cheese, divided 1/3 cup evaporated fat-free canned milk or heavy cream 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro Cilantro sprigs for garnish In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat; add onion and celery. Saut, stirring occasionally, 8 to 10 minutes or until softened. Stir in soup and broth. Add rice, carrots, chicken, chili powder, cumin, chipotle chile and 3/4 cup cheese; bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes to blend flavors; stir in evaporated milk and chopped cilantro. Garnish with remaining cheese and cilantro sprigs. Stir-Fried Ginger Beef and BroccoliPrep time: 20 minutes | Cook time: 10 minutes Serves: 4 12 ounces beef sirloin strip steak, cut in 1/4-inch strips 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1 tablespoon water 2teaspoons dark molasses 2 teaspoons cornstarch Pinch crushed red pepper flakes 1 tablespoon vegetable oil (divided) 1/2 large red onion, cut in 1/2-inch chunks 1/2 cup canned corn kernels 1 can (4 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained 1 large garlic clove, minced 1 tablespoon minced gingerroot 1 cup canned, diced tomatoes, drained 4 cups (12 ounces) broccoli florets, cut in bite-size pieces 1/2cup water 1 scallion, roots trimmed, thinly sliced Toss beef, soy sauce, water, molasses, cornstarch and crushed red pepper in a mixing bowl until the beef is uniformly coated; set aside for 15 minutes. Heat wok over high heat until smoking hot. Add 1 teaspoon oil. Add onion and stir-fry until translucent, about 1 minute. Add corn and mushrooms and stir-fry until heated through, about 1 minute. Add garlic and ginger and stir-fry another 30 seconds. Transfer to a clean mixing bowl. Add another teaspoon of oil to the wok and heat until smoking. Add beef and stir fry until brown ed, about 3 minutes. Add diced tomatoes and continue cooking until beef is cooked through, scraping any brown bits clinging to the surface of the wok into the mixture. Transfer to bowl with vegetables. Add remaining oil to wok. Add broccoli florets and stir-fry until bright green, about 1 minute. Add 1/2 cup water, toss with broccoli, cover and steam until broccoli is tender, about 2 minutes. Uncover, return vegetables and beef to broc coli, and toss until everything is combined. Scrape onto a large serving platter. Garnish with sliced scallion.Chicken Mediterranean Pizza Prep time: 5 minutes | Cook time: 15 minutes Serves: 4 2 teaspoons cornmeal 1 refrigerated pizza crust (12 to 14 inches), unbaked 1/2 cup prepared pesto sauce 1/2 cup canned, diced tomatoes, drained 1 can (5 ounces) chunk chicken breast, drained and flaked 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese Pinch crushed red pepper, if desired Heat oven to 400F. Sprinkle cornmeal on bottom of pizza pan. Place pizza crust over cornmeal. Spread pesto sauce over surface of crust. Top with remaining ingredients. Bake 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and edges are browned. Recipes and images courtesy of Mealtime.org. Complete Meals in 30 Minutes or Less Canned Food Items for a Well-Stocked Cantry Canned vegetables (peas, corn, carrots, mushrooms, artichoke hearts, spinach) Canned tomatoes (sauce, paste, diced, crushed, whole) Canned beans (black, pinto, garbanzo, navy) Canned fruit (pears, pineapple, peaches) Canned seafood (salmon, shrimp, tuna) Canned flavored beans (baked, refried, seasoned) Canned broth Condensed soups Canned meat (chicken, turkey, roast beef)FAMILY FEATURES W hats for dinner? Its often the most dreaded question of the day. Between school, activities, work and life, there are nights the big dinner decision doesnt happen until the last possible minute. Fortunately, the answer is probably right in your pantry canned food. Canned foods are not only convenient and budget-friendly, they reduce your cooking time and inspire whole some and delicious meals your family will love. Canned items are also one of the best ways to get food directly from the farm to your familys table. Because many fruits and vegetables are canned directly after harvest, the canning process seals in foods freshness and natural goodness, retaining their taste, quality and nutrients. Canned vegetables and fruits often provide as many vitamins and as much dietary fiber as their fresh and frozen counterparts. So when youre cooking with canned foods, you can feel confident that youre serving your family a high-quality, hearty, home-cooked meal. And, most importantly, you know whats for dinner. Its in your pantry (a.k.a. your Cantry.) For more recipes, visit www.Facebook.com/CansGetYouCooking and www.Pinterest.com/CansGetUCooking. room someday. His colleagues describe him as a person who gets it when it comes to meeting the needs of special children. Patricia Sigmon, Lake Weir Middle Sigmon is an ESOL paraprofessional (English for Speakers of Other Languages) and works primarily with non-English-speaking students to conquer language barriers. Shes worked at LWMS for 15 years and translates for parents and is known as the go to girl for any language issue. Nidia Delgado, Marion Oaks Elementary Delgado serves as the schools receptionist, greeting students, parents, staff, and visitors at the schools front desk. On the job just one year, she received the schools volunteer award, and her attendance and work ethic are unmatched according to her nominator. Rubina Estrill, Sunrise Elementary Estrill is a paraprofessional working with students in the schools Learning Academy. At Sunrise for 13 years, she also volunteers for numerous after-hours school events and seeks out opportunities to be of service according to her nominator. Shes often called Miss Sunrise Elementary. SCHOOL CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Ella J. Smith, 85 Ocala Ella J. Smith, 85, of Ocala, Fla., passed away suddenly Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, while spending time in Upstate New York with her children. Surviving are three sons, Thomas G., Richard J., and Ronald T. Smith; two daughters, Patricia A. Whitaker, and Sandra M. Baker; six grandchildren; two sisters, Doris Hansen of Staten Island, and Wilma Homoki of Ocala; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband of 49 years, Theodore W. Smith. Ella enjoyed spending time with friends, quilting and volunteered at Munroe Regional Hospital for a long time. Spring interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Williamstown, N.Y. Marie B. Brownell, 82 Ocala Marie B. Brownell, 82, died Dec. 31, 2012, at the John Clarke Nursing Center, Middletown, R.I. Ms. Brownell was born April 16, 1930, in Hoosick Falls, N.Y., to LeGrand and Edna Gooding. After graduating from SUNY-Oneonta with a degree in education, Marie began her career as a primary school teacher. Even with time taken to have two sons Marie spent more than 30 years, including over 20 years in Middletown helping young children on the way with their education. She was defined by her love for her kids no matter that at times they made it hard by being exactly what they were kids. The past 12 years she enjoyed spending winters in Ocala, Fla., where she made many close friends and was finally able to stay warm and cozy after many Rhode Island winters. While in Ocala she also took great pleasure in taking on the role of Mom to her cousin Wayne Brownell who lived nearby. Marie is survived by her two sons, Scott and wife Kim, Marc and wife Betsy; grandsons, Jes Brownell and Geoffrey Brownell; and greatgranddaughter, Katelyn Brownell. She was a loving mother and grandmother and will be missed by all of us. Marie was a member of the United Baptist Church of Newport. A memorial service was Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013 at the church on Spring Street in Newport. In lieu of flowers please feel free to make a donation to the United Baptist Church of Newport, 30 Spring Street, Newport, RI 02840. OBITUARIES ANNIVERSARY 66th anniversary John and Mary Miks of Deer Creek will celebrate their 66th wedding anniversary on Jan. 28. They married in Detroit and have lived in this area since 1986. He worked in a factory in Detroit and she in a laundry, and both in a nursing home. They have two children, Larry of Detroit and Linda Morrell of Ocala; four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren. Upcoming events at VFW Post 4781 Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com 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. 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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. 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. A grassroots effort of the Friends of the Marion Oaks Public Library, the facility initially opened as a community library through fundraising and volunteer efforts of the Friends group. 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 40 & 8 to meet The regular monthly meeting of the 40 & 8 will be Monday, Jan. 28, at 1 p.m. on the second floor of the Bank of the Ozarks building on State Road 200 at the entrance to On Top of the World. All honorably discharged veterans are welcome. Come and enjoy camaraderie and light refreshments with fellow veterans. For more information phone Ben at 352-854-0272 or Zack at 352-873-4841. 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 County Sierra Club to meet The Marion County Sierra Club will meet at the Marion County Library, 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, on Tuesday, Jan. 29, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.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. 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 Day Candler 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. Dont miss this opportunity to receive unbeatable special pricing on clubs and clothing. The club is at 8137 S.W. 90th Terrace Road in Ocala. Call 352-8619712 or visit www.CandlerHillsGolfClub.com for more information. Main library holds book saleThe Friends of the Ocala Library book sale will take place on Saturday, Feb. 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the main library on Silver Springs Boulevard. Thousands of books will be on sale, hardcovers at 50 cents and paperbacks at 25 cents. Come and browse and help the Friends continue their ongoing support of the library and its various programs. Go to friendsoftheocalalibrary.org and find out more about the Friends.Chess club to meet The chess club that formed at the Freedom Public Library meets the first Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grab your board and chess pieces and come on down. Interested persons are invited to attend for a rousing game of chess. Its your move! For more information, call Ron at 352-873-2276 Friday, January 25, 2013 ~ 29 www.smcitizen.com 4 ~ Friday, January 25, 2013 www.smcitizen.com SOUTH MARION Citizen The South Marion Citizen is a free community newspaper covering news of communities in southwest Marion County including Oak Run, Pine Run, Palm Cay, On Top of the World, Kingsland Country Estates, Countryside Farms, Marion Landing, Majestic Oaks, Hidden Lake, Woods and Meadows Estates, Paddock Farms, Saddle Oak Club, Deer Creek, Cherrywood Estates, Hardwood Trails, Candler Hills, Country Oaks, and Harvest Meadows, among others. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Citizen: If your community is listed above and the Citizen is not delivered to your home and you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 200 Corridor, call 854-3986CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481 Editor Jim Clark Circulation Barbara Jaggers Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean and Kristy Kaigan General Manager John Provost Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Deadline for classified ads :Deadline for display advertising : Tuesday 4 p.m. before publicationMonday 5 p.m. before publication READER SERVICES I want to get news in the Citizen. Call editor Jim Clark at 352-854-3986 or send by e-mail to editor@smcitizen.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Citizenoffice in Kingsland Plaza. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Member of the Community Papers of Florida A R I ES ( March 21 to A pril 19) Youre eager to take on that new opportunity opening up as January gives way to February. Now all you need to do is resist quitting early. Do your best to stay with it. T AU R U S (A pril 2 0 to May 2 0 ) Doff a bit of that careful, conservative outlook and let your brave Bovine self take a chance on meeting that new challenge. You could be surprised at how well you do. G EM INI ( May 21 to J une 2 0 ) You might not want to return to the more serious tasks facing you. But you know its what you must do. Cheer up. Something more pleasant soon will occupy your time. C AN CER (J une 21 to J uly 22) As you dutifully tidy up your end-of-themonth tasks, your fun self emerges to urge you to do something special: A trip (or a cruise, maybe?) could be just what you need. LEO (J uly 23 to A ug 22) Your achievements are admirable as you close out the month with a roar. Now you can treat yourself to some well-earned time off for fun with family or friends. (Or both!) VI R G O (A ug 23 to Sept 22) Be sure you know the facts before you assume someone is holding back on your project. Try to open your mind before you give someone a piece of it. L I BR A ( Sept 23 to Oct 22) You might feel comfortable in your familiar surroundings, but it might be time to venture into something new. Theres a challenge out there thats just right for you. SCORP I O ( Oct 23 to N ov 21) Your love of things that are new gets a big boost as you encounter a situation that opens up new and exciting vistas. How far you go with it depends on you. S AGI TT A R IU S (N ov 22 to Dec 21) That recent workplace shift might not seem to be paying off as you expected. But be patient. There are changes coming that could make a big difference. C A PR I COR N ( Dec 22 to J an 19) While few can match the Goats fiscal wizardry, you still need to be wary in your dealings. There might be a problem you should know about sooner rather than later. A Q UA R IU S (J an 2 0 to F eb 1 8 ) Easy does it when it comes to love and all the other good things in life. Dont try to force them to develop on your schedule. Best to let it happen naturally. P I SCES (F eb 19 to March 2 0 ) A surprise decision by someone you trust causes some stormy moments. But a frank discussion explains everything, and helps save a cherished relationship. BOR N TH I S W EE K: Sometimes you forget to take care of yourself, because youre so busy caring for others. But you wouldnt have it any other way. Read the classified pages for bargains and services Community calendar 000DPZU

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Friday, January 25, 2013 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 28 ~ Friday, January 25, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Saturday, Feb. 2 Historical Novel Society to meet At the Feb. 2 meeting of the Florida Chapter of the Historical Novel Society, Rick Seymour will use Christopher Voglers The Writers Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers to guide us in exploring the heros journey, by providing examples from Enders Game, Harry Potter, Terminator, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and The Matrix The meeting will continue with a presentation by Carol Megge on How to Start Writing a Novel. Handouts will be provided that cover examples of character development, motivation and goals. FCHNS meets at 1 p.m. on the first Saturday of every month in the Community Room of the Central Ridge Library, 425 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Beverly Hills. Everyone is welcome. For more information call Marian Fox at 352-7260162 or visit our website www.fchns.org.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 to entertain you. 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. Wear a costume, bring beads and enjoy music by The Bavarians! Bring your own snacks and beverages. 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. in Ocala. 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 further information, call the church at 352-2374633. Sunday, Feb. 10 Vocal soloist to appearThe Marion Chamber Music Society will present vocal soloist Stephen Saxon on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 3 p.m. at Queen of Peace Church, 6455 S.W. State Road 200. He will be performing a variety of favorite arias and light classics to include Kerns audience favorite, Old Man River. All Marion Chamber Music concerts are free to the public; donations greatly appreciated. Saxon has soloed all over the world with prestigious orchestras and conductors to include Slatkin and Abbado in impressive works by composers such as Mahler, Handel, Beethoven, Brahms and premier works as well as lighter classical music and shows. In addition to his exceptional talent as a vocalist, he also is a virtuoso violinist and classical guitarist. His talent not limited to music, he is a retired Professor Emeritus, Department of Mathematics, University of Florida. For more information, call 352-867-1340. Decca hosts Oak Run residentsOak Run residents are invited to We Love Oak Run, a community and customer appreciation celebration sponsored by Decca Real Estate Corp., on Sunday, Feb. 10, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Bella Cucina Restaurant in Oak Run. Dessert and beverages will be served, and those attending can enter to win door prizes. For more information, call 352-854-8787.Opera Theatre, Ocala Symphony show The UF Opera Theatre Workshop and the Ocala Symphony Orchestra present Opera Noir Mozarts The Impresario and Purcells dido and Aeneas on Sunday, Feb. 10 at Ocalas Circle Square Cultural Center. The UF Opera Theatre Workshop transforms two operatic standards into staged versions of film classics while the talented vocal performers from the UF School of Music graduate and undergraduate music programs make up the cast and are under the direction of Dr. Anthony Offerle and Maestro Mathew Wardell conducts the Ocala Symphony Orchestra in the joint production! Mozarts hilarious one-act opera The Impresario discovers a new attitude as the characters channel their inner Casablanca and the onstage audience comments enthusiastically as they enjoy the stormy new silver screen hit, Dido and Aeneas! Tickets for this special show are $15 for general admission seating. 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Friday, January 25, 2013 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 26 ~ Friday, January 25, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Wednesday, Feb. 13 Spring soccer signup at Joy Joy Evangelical Lutheran Church is now ready for some spring soccer! They are looking for boys and girls from kindergarten through 6th grade to register for this fun and encouraging sports experience. Players may register at the church office beginning Wednesday, Feb. 13 through Saturday, Feb. 16 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The registration fee is $65 per child, which includes a reversible jersey, water bottle, socks, car magnet and an end-of-season reward. Scholarships are available. All players must attend one soccer evaluation that promotes equal and competitive teams as well as a substitution system, to complete the registration process Practice begins Tuesday, Feb. 26 and Thursday, Feb. 28. The first game is scheduled for Saturday, March 9. All events will occur at Hope Field at Joy Lutheran Church. So get your child registered to learn the skills of the game and an opportunity to experience good sportsmanship. Volunteers are needed to help with coaching, registering the participants and organizing the players. For more information, contact Pastor Ed Holloway at 352-854-4509 ext. 223, or Fran Johnson at 352-8544509 ext. 221. Joy Evangelical Lutheran Church is at 7045 S.W. 83rd Place at State Road 200, Ocala. Saturday, Feb. 16 13th annual Horses for Hospice Trail RideHospice of Marion County, Inc. will hold its 13th annual Horses for Hospice Trail Ride on Saturday, Feb. 16, on the Central Florida Greenway at the Florida Horse Park in Ocala. This years ride is in memory of Wayne Vaught, beloved Cross Florida Greenway enthusiast and former Trail Ride chairman. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the first ride leaves at 9:15 a.m. Riders travel from as far as Jacksonville and Tampa to spend 2-3 hours on the trail. Following the ride, participants can enjoy lunch by Tommys BBQ, live entertainment by Bordertown, and door prizes. Proceeds from this event will benefit Patient Care Programs. The minimum donation to ride is $30. Wagons are welcome; $30 for driver and $10 per passenger. Horse lovers who are unable to ride may purchase a $10 ticket to enjoy lunch and entertainment. For more information or to register, call 352854-5218. Home Improvement Expo Mark your calendars for the fifth annual Home Improvement Expo on Saturday, Feb. 16, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Circle Square Cultural Center! The event is sponsored by On Top of the World Communities and World Home Improvements. Browse through the dozens of exhibitor booths and visit with experts from a wide variety of trades in the home improvement industry including; home solar, screen room enclosures, windows and flooring, the latest in home entertainment, single room or total home renovation, home security and much more. Numerous companies will fill the Circle Square Cultural Center with different ideas for enhancing homes and showcasing concepts for home improvements from standard remodeling and landscaping to complete reconstruction. This is a free event and open to the public. Visitors to the Home Improvement Expo will be treated to giveaways, door prizes and vendor gifts, along with loads of information and ideas for improving their home. The Circle Square Cultural Center is at 8395 S.W. 80th St. For more information, visit the website at www.CSCulturalCenter.com or call Theresa Fields at 352-854-8707 ext. 7530. Sunday, Feb. 17 Chuck Wagon Gang at Christs ChurchBack by popular demand the number one Gospel Group of all time, entering its 75th year of singing the old songs, The Chuck Wagon Gang appears Sunday, Feb. 17, 5 p.m. This mixed quartet has continuously recorded what has come to be known as grass roots Gospel music, recording over 800 songs and selling 40 million records worldwide. Many of the original songs are still being sung at their concerts across America. Admission is free; a love offering will be taken. Christs Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, www.ccomc.org/.Monday, Feb. 18 Marion Oaks Democrats to meet The next meeting of the Marion Oaks Democratic Club will be Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Marion Oaks Community Center, Building B. The club met on Dec. 17 to prepare for 2013. The discussion centered around the election of officers to carry on the work with the intensity of the past few months. The mid-term elections were mentioned as well as the need to maintain our interest and involvement in local and national issues that affects us all. New officers will be determined in our February meeting. Another topic of interest was the success of our end of year victory party held early in December. Approximately 160 individuals came to eat, dance and share experiences. A good time was had by all! Everyone was reminded about the bus trip to the inauguration ceremony for President Obama. Come and join us in February, we can always find room for more members. Tuesday, Feb. 26 Auditions for Over 55 talent showActive adults 55+ from all over Florida are invited on stage to audition for the fourth annual The World Has Talent 55+ talent show on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at Ocalas Circle Square Cultural Center. Judges will choose several top acts that will then perform at The World Has Talent 55+ Talent Show at the Cultural Center on Saturday, May 11, where they will compete for a chance to win the $500 first place, $250 second place and $150 third place prizes! Auditions will be held on Feb. 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Circle Square Cultural Center, 8395 S.W. 80th St., Ocala. For more information visit www.CSCulturalCenter.com, call 352-854-3670 or e-mail ticketsales@cscultrualcenter.com. More on Page 24 Nancy Menk as a soloist for the performance. Lauren will sing the fifth movement, entitled Ballad: Second Verse & Refrain. He noted that this recognition makes our selection of Lauren for our annual scholarship even more gratifying. Ms Wilson responded to the honor, saying This is truly a dream come true. Being selected to sing a solo and perform the amazing Bluegrass Mass is an experience I will always treasure. In anticipation of the Carnegie Hall performance, the Patriot Singers and the Marion Civic Chorale will perform the work on Feb. 8 at CFs Charles R. Dassance Performing Arts Center, 3001 S.W. College Road, Ocala. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 and all proceeds will go toward the trip. For tickets, call 352-873-5810 or visit tickets.cf.edu. CARNEGIECONTINUED FROM PAGE 21 Ice Cream & Gifts Ice Cream & Gifts has opened in Jasmine at Suite 116. The new store owners say they are the only Hershey Ice Cream store in Ocala. They have 16 flavors available, hand dipped, one sugar free and one yogurt. They also have specialty waffle cones dipped in chocolate and sprinkles. The store is open Monday through Saturday from noon to 8 p.m. and Sunday from1 to 6 p.m. Shown behind the counter are Bill and Debbie Dean Tomashek and in front is customer Gene Hester. All I ask is a chance to prove that money cant make me happy. I wont eat organic foods. I need all the preservatives I can get. The advantage of exercising every day is so when you die, theyll say, He looks good doesnt he. A diet is when you have to go to some length to change your width. I joined a health club last year and spent about 400 bucks. I havent lost a pound. Apparently you have to go there. Dieters live life in the fasting lane. An airline made all the happy people sit at the back and the sad ones sit at the front. They wanted to avoid having any tails of woe. Old dieters never die; they just waist away. When life hands you lemons, ask for a bottle of tequila and salt. Ill have three pieces of pie, and a diet Pepsi. 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Friday, January 25, 2013 ~ 25 www.smcitizen.com P eriodic killing rampages stir outbreaks of political grandstanding about gun control. Predictably, the murder of 20 children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, was followed by sincere expressions of sadness and calls for prevention of similar tragedies by as many politicians as were able to find a camera to talk to. Gun sales have been up since the Sandy Hook carnage. Nearly half of all adult males now own a firearm. Seventy-five percent of Americans who dont own guns accept that its OK for others to have weapons for self-defense and family protection. In response to the Sandy Hook tragedy, President Obama appointed a committee headed by Vice President Joe Biden to make prompt recommendations aimed at preventing such carnages. In the course of the committees promptness, it was revealed that the president had already made up his mind that three particular actions are necessary to curtail gun violence -a ban on assault weapons, limitation of high-capacity ammunition magazines, and universal background checks for gun buyers. The presidents well-intentioned necessaries might be no more than inconveniences for would-be killers, who tend to be clever, not stupid. They would likely steal weapons, or buy them in the underground market. Although the number of background checks has risen slightly in recent years, the Brady Campaign To Prevent Gun Violence says 40 percent of gun sales are still made without researching the buyers. If Congress cant agree on background screening for all gun buyers, they should reread the Second Amendment. Its a toss-up whether Congress will ban assault weapons again or regulate high-capacity ammo magazines. A prior ban was voted in 1994 and allowed to expire in 2004. Gun organization lobbyists may have more congressional leverage than the president. Among the suggested actions which would not require congressional approval are a campaign for safe and responsible gun-ownership, a national dialogue on mental health problems related to violence, and research by the Centers for Disease Control into causes of gun violence. The rest of the Biden Committee recommendations are directions to federal agencies to energize existing powers which might help the presidents prevention program, including release of federal data to background checkers; helping states to do the same; providing more guidance to licensed gun dealers; disseminating information on lost and stolen guns; and developing model plans for safety in schools and churches. We give the president an A for compassionate handling of the Sandy Hook tragedy, a B for the delay in appointing the Biden Committee, and another A for political aptitude in grasping an opportunity to pursue one of his second-term goals gun control. It remains to be seen whether the President will accomplish anything through the recommendations of the Biden Committee, or it will go the way of SimpsonBowles debt and deficit committee -just another grandstanding political gesture. On thing is certain. Mr. Obama continues to demonstrate political astuteness in a class with Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Bill Clinton. www.smcitizen.com 8 ~ Friday, January 25, 2013 T he sign greets you as you head west on State Road 200 from Pine Avenue, and tells you that traffic signals are in a new pattern. Weve seen this before, and its never worked. But this time, all went well. On Thursday morning, about 7:30, I made the turn and saw the sign. I headed west. I didnt stop until I got all the way out to 60th Avenue, which, as it usually does, threw a red light at me. But still, thats pretty good, getting past the 27th Avenue intersection, past the mall, past the Interstate, past Heath Brook, all the way to 60th. Maybe the city is finally making progress. Of course, it would be nice if the county would follow suit. The day before, Wednesday afternoon, I pulled out of the office on to 200 and headed east. I got the red light at 103rd and waited. It turned green and I headed toward 80th where I got another red light. When that light changed, I headed east and got the next red light, at 90th (by Lowes). Then I headed east at got the next red light, at Marion Landing and Queen of Peace. Now when you get the first red light, thats OK, but when you then get a green light and go exactly on the speed limit, shouldnt you get green lights all the way down the street? Thats what the city is trying to do. Hopefully, others will follow. By the way, the question came up in a discussion with someone recently, asking when you go out on State Road 200, are you going west or south, since the road runs in a northeast to southwest direction as it passes through the corridor. A lot of people arent aware of it, but theres an American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials that sets the standard, and its not simple. Roads going east and west end in an even number. and roads going north and south end in an odd number. Roads considered through highways end in either a 1 or a 0. In the Interstate system, the low numbers start in the south. Interstate 10 goes through north Florida, Interstate 20 goes through Atlanta, etc. Heres where it gets confusing. In Florida and other states, the state highways have the lower number in the north. State Road 10 (also U.S. 90) runs through Lake City. State Road 20 runs through Gainesville, State Road 40 through Ocala, State Road 50 through Orlando, etc. The north-south highways have a similar problem. The Interstate low numbers are in the west: I-5 runs up the coast of California, I-95 is in Florida. But the U.S. Highway system is the opposite. U.S. 1 is on the east coast of Florida, U.S. 101 is on the coast of California. Confused yet? Think of people who drive for a living, such as truck drivers. Anyhow, back to the original question. State Road 200 technically runs east and west, so thats what we have to live with. For the next problem, well discuss Marion Countys designation of streets, avenues, courts, lanes, terraces, etc. On second thought, thats too much to absorb for one day.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. I n a nation where the words race fans assume either the pounding of hooves at the horse races or the roar of the engines at NASCAR tracks, its a stark contrast when people attend bicycle races. Its the sound of silence as bikes quietly zip along the streets where the race is being held. The silence of the sordid side of bicycle racing was broken last week when Lance Armstrong, seven-time Tour de France winner and Olympic silver medalist, sat down for an interview with Oprah Winfrey. Now stripped of all his titles, Armstrong admitted that he was doping by taking banned substances during his racing career. The medications are called performance enhancing drugs, or PEDs, and their use is evidently widespread. Its been an issue in professional baseball for years, and only recently the Hall of Fame voters refused to admit anyone into that hallowed institution, despite the presence of the all-time home run leader and a seventime Cy Young award pitcher on the ballot. We all know why. It would therefore seem certain that Armstrong would be ostracized by people all across the nation, especially after he admitted he was lying when he sued people for accusing him of taking the enhancements, even though they were telling the truth. But its not that easy. For all the ill will Armstrong has generated in the past week, it cannot be denied that, being a cancer survivor, he has helped many, many others with the disease through his organization called Livestrong. He recently stepped down as head of that group. Most sports fans are familiar with Jim Valvano, the late North Carolina State basketball coach whose message during his final years of a battle with cancer still resonates in replays of a famous speech he once gave. The Jimmy V Foundation raises funds for cancer research, and is a popular charity throughout the sports world. Livestrong does not do the same thing. It reaches out to people who already have cancer, trying to improve their lives as they battle against the disease. It would be a shame if Armstrongs admitted indiscretions cause this organization to lose funding. When someone openly deceives the public, its generally some innocent victims that pay the price. In Armstrongs case, some of the innocent victims were those who were sued by him for speaking the truth, but if Livestrong is hurt, the list will also include all those who could be helped by this group. So condemn Armstrong all you want, but remember that his organization can still help a lot of people out there with cancer. Dont let them become collateral damage in the fallout against a cheating bicycle racer.S UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Armstrongs group still helps victims Trying to make the 200 trip easier Jim Flynn Columnist Gunning for a long shot from Congress Jim Clark Editor READER OPINIONS INVITED LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Smoke and mirrorsConservatives and liberals maintain an ongoing dialogue. Their ideas and opinions often differ sometimes greatly but they keep exchanging thoughts and ideas which allow them to reasonably debate one anothers views. But, when a proposal is made that will benefit most people conservative, liberal, independent extremist-loons scurry to find ways to muddy the waters by making disparaging statements that have nothing to do with the proposal. And, God forbid, they should make an effort to suggest ways to make the proposal even more beneficial. Another extremist ploy is to perpetuate myths such as: Republican policies benefit only the very wealthy; Conservatives oppose healthcare reform. But dont ask them to back up these myths ... they cant. Its apparent that one of their goals is to facilitate chaos by spreading deception and misinformation. This chaos is magnified even more because the culture we live in is a liberally top-heavy one. 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Friday, January 25, 2013 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 24 ~ Friday, January 25, 2013 www.smcitizen.com TO ADVERTISE Call 854-3986 ADVERTISING ideas they are entitled to. Most educators are dedicated to giving our kids the very best education. Many, however, are liberally inclined. They tend to feed young people liberal ideas and opinions instead of presenting both liberal and conservative views. If they did, young people would get the necessary information to evaluate each view and make their own informed decisions. Entertainment industries (music, movies, TV) are controlled by left-leaning studios, producers, performers. We idolize popular singers and actors and most of these performers provide us great pleasure in return. Many performers, however, say and do outrageous things that some off us interpret as being true and acceptable. Media (newspapers, TV and radio news) are mostly dominated by leftleaning writers and newscasters who present the liberal side and play-down or ignore the conservative one. Uninformed and impressionable people believe whatever they are told by the media ... they assume that media people are experts; that they must be telling the truth. Religious ideas arent consistent with liberal policies abortion being one. These policies are driving Americans further from God. Family-values are gradually deteriorating; our young people are not always given religious direction: either from their parents and/or because legislation in many instances prohibits it by their educators. And the list goes on: the unions; the courts; our Constitution which while not a liberal doctrine is being largely bypassed by the current administration. Some far-lefters say that the Constitution is obsolete; that it no longer meets Americas needs. What they are really saying is: The Constitution restricts our ability to freely implement our socialist agenda. This smoke and mirrors environment is not healthy for America. Thankfully, we have God and righteousness on our side. If we continue to pray, actively defend our beliefs, and continue doing and saying virtuous things we will prevail. Joe OHara Ocala Sensible gun lawsCommon sense can win a discussion if you think through the issue of who can and who should be able to won a gun. The Second Amendment is as strong as ever and our government supports the rights of its citizens to own and use firearms. The far right and the NRA are shouting as loud as they can to whoever will listen that the president wants to eliminate the Second Amendment and take away all guns from its citizens A thinking person can understand that the government is not trying to take guns away from responsible gun owners as Fox News, Rush Limbaugh and most of the Republicans in Congress are claiming. There are those in responsible positions in our government who are saying that the gun problem is complex and multi-faceted but they are just clouding the issue to win support for their position. The truth is that the president is proposing a ban on assault weapons and gun clips that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition. Who needs a military style assault weapon strapped on their shoulder to show how tough they are? These people are promoting actions against the safety of our children. There are those on the right who believe that suggesting gun control is an impeachable offense. There should be no place in America that these politicians can hide who will not vote to protect Americans. There are some things that Congress can do to safeguard our country such a background checks on anyone before they can purchase any kind of weapon. We should not be afraid to go shopping, walk the streets, go to ball games and in other words to be free to live our lives the way we want to. Our children should be safe to attend school with minimal care such keeping all doors and windows locked from the inside and possibly cameras on the buildings the same as super markets and shopping malls have. The government can pass laws to buy back these assault weapons and large ammo clips for those willing to turn in these weapons to proper authorities. The time has come to be serious about this man made problem that we face in todays world. Jerry Segovis Ocala Sensible Gun ControlIt is time to apply a comprehensive approach to reduce if not end the gunrelated violence that we all agree is killing our families and friends and making us feel unsafe. Its true that guns dont kill people, people kill people, but people with guns can kill people including themselves more effectively. We know that states with low gun ownership rates and strong gun laws (New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts) have the lowest rates of firearm-related deaths, and that states with higher rates of gun ownership and weak gun laws (Louisiana, Wyoming, Mississippi) rank first in the nation for gun deaths. We need to recognize that guns are weapons, and unrestricted access to them undermines public safety. We also need to recognize that a tiny minority of people are responsible for the vast majority of gun violence, and so we must seek realistic ways to reduce access to firearms for those at risk of harming themselves or others. We must provide appropriate mental health and substance abuse prevention and treatment services. Finally, we need to recognize that the current violence and suffering are largely preventable. With sustained effort, we can shape our policies to better balance individual rights with our collective interest in public safety. Gerard Chapdelaine Oak RunGun controlStarting with and including the 1991 Lubys massacre in Killeen, Texas, through the one in Connecticut last month, almost all of the mass shootings have one common characteristic. They were done in gun-free zones, where law-abiding citizens are not allowed to carry firearms. Criminals and crazies, who dont give a hoot about gun laws, know to go there to perform their murderous acts. One goal of the New World Order movement, including Obama, is to take guns away from all private citizens. They realize they cant do it in one fell swoop, so they take baby steps toward their goal. Obamas latest proposals are part of that. Al Shumard Pine Run LETTERSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 Saturday, March 2 Palm Cay garage salesCommunity-wide garage sales will be held at Palm Cay on Saturday, March 2, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The gates will be open to the public. A hot dog lunch will be available at the Oasis fro a nominal fee. Palm Cay is on State Road 200 just two blocks west of 103rd Street Road.Saturday, March 9 Concer t a t F irs t Congrega t ional The Southern Express 18-piece Big Band will be performing at First Congregational United Church of Christ on Saturday, March 9 at 6 p.m. This is a fundraiser for the church; tickets are $10 and are available at the church office, 7171 SW State Road 200, 352-237-3035 or contact Dave at 352-8677967. Refreshments will be available at intermission.Saturday, March 16 L ooking f or vendors Come join us on March 16 at Oak Runs annual Plant Sale and Craft Show. There are tables available inside the Orchid Club for $15 per table. The show will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. We will have entertainment and food available. Please call Patricia Callahan 352-484-0895) or Sharon Cariglio 315-383-2138) for more information. Our proceeds are donated to CCF s Horticulture Scholarship program. Run w alk f or U ni t ed W ay United Way of Marion Countys high school youth program is hosting a St. Patricks Day 5K run/walk on Saturday, March 16, at 8 a.m. downtown at Ocala City Hall to benefit the United Way. Entry fee is $20 before Monday, March 11 and $25 afterward. Race forms can be downloaded at www.uwmc.org or participants can register at Active.com. Sponsorships are still available. For more information, call Tina Banner at 352-732-9696. Saturday, April 20 Helping Hands race w alk f un runHelping Hands is having its inaugural 5K race, a 1 mile walk, and a Kids Fun Run, on April 20th at the Baseline Road Trailhead (Florida Greenway). Its a family event featuring complimentary food, snacks, drinks, music, exhibits, and raffle prizes. Individual and group awards will be given out to winners. The cost for adults is $20 for pre-registration, youth $15, and the childrens Fun Run (10 years or younger) is free. Top quality event shirts are free to the first 200 registrants. All the proceeds go to helping local men, women, and children in need. Registration, sponsorships, and detailed information is available on our website at www.helpinghandsocala.org or call Holly Miley at 352732-4464. Ongoing Civic Chorale o ff ers scholarship The Marion Civic Chorale is offering the Grat L. Rosazza Scholarship to an area student with musical talent. The $ 500 scholarship is open to high school and community college students who are continuing their education in vocal music, music education or musical theatre. The winner will perform with the chorale during one of the spring concerts and will be awarded the scholarship at that time. Application deadline is April 2. For further information, visit the chorales web site at marioncivicchorale@tripod.com or contact Judy Crooks at 352-812-0666, or e-mail Jillvw50@gmail.com.Reading V olun t eer Group Love to read? Love kids? Our Reading Volunteer Group is looking for enthusiastic people to visit two of our local elementary schools and read to the lower grades. It would only take up about an hour of your time, six mornings a year each (Tuesdays and Wednesdays) at Sunrise and Marion Oaks Elementary schools. The books are selected by the teacher at the grade level you want, and you are escorted by two of the children to their classroom. Having the children around you engaged and anticipating the next page, discussing the book, sharing the pictures, and just being with them is a truly rewarding experience. Through our efforts we hope to instill in them a love of reading while opening up new horizons and adventures in the wonderful world of books. Call Addie Bambridge at 352-533-8666 to sign up or for more information. 352-216-9800 Lic./Ins. 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Friday, January 25, 2013 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com 10 ~ Friday, January 25, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Read the classifieds P ersonally, I sure will be glad when January is over. If confession is good for the soul, then let me have a good soul cleansing and confess that January is not my favorite month of the year. At the beginning of each year, a certain resident in our home begins acting like an angel and starts harping about a diet. But, not just a diet. I could take that, I think. Rather, my diet. What my diet has to do with her is a question I have yet to ask. One of my New Years resolutions is to ask no question I do not want to hear the answer. Believe me when I say ignorance is bliss. The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage is a health nut, whereas, I am just a plain nut with lots of fudge icing on the top. As nuts are concerned, I prefer nuts with fudge icing. Every year right after Christmas and before the New Year comes in, my wife and I have this conversation about the upcoming diet. I need to correct myself here. When I use the word conversation, I probably should use the word monologue. When it comes to diets, I have absolutely nothing to say. My wife on the other hand, has plenty to say and when she is saying it to me, she holds nothing back. When it comes to diets and dieting, I have my own ideas about the whole matter. I do not see myself as fat, just post-thin. For arguments sake, lets say I am fat. I take refuge in the Bible along this line, which says, All the fat is the Lords (Leviticus 4:16b KJV). If I was to argue with my wife, which I promise you I am not going to, I could lay all of the blame about my being post-thin on her. I have pictures to prove my point. Before we got married, I was very thin. Now look at me! I dont have to draw a picture for you, do I? Along this line of diets, I think I am doing rather well. I have come up with ideas that have made me quite comfortable along this line. Last week I bought a dress shirt and brought it home. When I tried it on it was three sizes too big for me making me look rather thin. I love that shirt. That shirt was made for people like me. Every time I wear that shirt in public somebody usually says, You mustve lost a lot of weight. I just smile. I have other shirts in my closet that have brought me no end of grief. Here is what I want to know. Why do my shirts get thin but I dont? After all, we go to the same places and eat at the same restaurants. There is something here I believe I am missing! Whenever I am off on a trip somewhere my wife always says just as I leave, Make sure that you watch what you eat while youre away. I am delighted to report to her or anybody else who will listen that I always watch what I eat. After all, I would hate to take a bite of broccoli by mistake. Therefore, I watch every bite I eat to make sure it is as delicious as possible. My wife is always encouraging me to eat more fruit. I believe fruit is a matter of personal opinion and preference. My wife believes that bananas are fruit. I, on the other hand, believe that a banana split is fruit. My wife has the idea that an Apple a day keeps the doctor away. I have a different slant on that idea. I believe an Apple Fritter a day keeps everybody away. When it comes to salads, my wife is the crowned queen of salads. She has a golden touch when it comes to making salads. If I am not careful, she will serve me a salad three times a day. Another thing I need to watch out for with her salads. Occasionally, she will try to slip in some form of broccoli. For some unknown reason she believes broccoli is the panacea for all ills nutritionally. As diets come and go, my diets usually go without leaving a trace behind them. Years ago, I got serious about a diet and was determined to lose 25 pounds of ugly fat. Much to my chagrin, I lost the other fat instead. Now look at me! The diet phase is beginning to run its course as we come to the close of January. Toward the end of January, my lovely bride begins thinking of Valentines Day. For me, whatever gets her attention off my diet is good news any day of the week. I suppose it is true what people say that you are what you eat. I further suppose that it is important to eat the right things. Not only is that true physically but also spiritually. The Bible has something to say about this. As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby (1 Peter 2:1 KJV). Nothing is more important in my daily routine than feasting on the Word of God. I may not do very well on my physical diet, but I do take special care about my spiritual diet. 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 1-866-5522543 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com. Out to Pastor Rev. James Snyder My New Years diet fits me to a t-shirt RELIGION 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. 26: Mens Prayer Group: 8 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 27: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28: Bible Study, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29: Womens Crafts and Fellowship, 9 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31: Prayer and Praise Group, 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2: 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. Friendship Baptist ChurchOn Sunday, Jan. 27, services at Friendship Baptist Church will begin with Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. Adult classes will be taught by Bill Wallett and Mrs. Linda Brown. The Morning Worship Service is at10:45 with Pastor Randall Brown bringing a challenging Bible message, and Mrs. Linda Brown leding the choir and special music. The annual business meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday. The Mens Prayer Meeting will be on Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. Ronnie Warren, speaker and soloist, will be the special guest on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Friendship Baptist Church is at 9510 S.W. 105th St., off State Road 200. The church phone is 352-237-2644. PLEASESEERELIGION PAGE11 A ccording to the Internet site, Bizarre, Crazy, Silly Unknown Holidays, this is Healthy Weight Week and Hunt for Happiness Week. Somehow the two seem related. Different viewpointA woman was standing nude and looking in the bedroom mirror. She was not happy with what she saw and said to her husband, I feel horrible; I look old, fat and ugly. I really need you to pay me a compliment. The husband replied, Your eyesights almost perfect. Keep healthySally couldnt muster the willpower to lose unwanted pounds. One day, watching a svelte friend walking up the driveway, she lamented, Lindas so skinny it makes me sick. If it bothers you, her mother suggested, why dont you do something about it? Good idea, Mom, she replied. Turning to her friend, she called out, Hey, Linda, have a piece of chocolate cake. Chicken?Mary and her sister have weight problems and are always sharing diet tips. One day her sister was showing her a low-fat cookbook and pointed out a chicken dish she had tried the night before. Reading the ingredients, Mary commented, It looks like it would taste really bland. It did, her sister replied, until I added cheese and sour cream. Heard around the CorridorI do have flabby thighs, but fortunately my stomach covers them. Every time I start thinking too much about how I look, I just find a Happy Hour. By the time I leave I look just fine. Dieting is a way to make the ends justify the jeans. I stopped buying natural foods when I found out that eighty percent of people die from natural causes. This is Healthy Weight and Happiness Week(s) PLEASESEEPUN PAGE26 Pun Alley Dick Frank 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. 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 GOLDEN CORRAL 2111 SW College Road Tue. Feb. 12 11:00 AM Lunch 000DUC1 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 000DOOY 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 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 000DT60 9330 SW 105th St., Ocala, FL 34481 854-9550 www.ocalawestumc.com 100th Ave. SW 105th St SW 110th St 484 Marion Oaks Library SW 103rd St Pine Run O T O W 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 Traditional Worship 8:00 & 11:00 A.M. Casual & Contemporary 9:30 A.M. CHRISTIAN LIFE ASSEMBLY Proclaiming Good News SERVICES Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Sunday Morning Service 10:45 a.m. Sunday Evening Service 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. 000DNZC Everyone is welcome Thomas Markham, Pastor 352-237-6950 9644 SW Hwy. 484, Ocala (Near State Road 200) 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 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 000DT3J 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 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 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 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 000DP93 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 Wednesday 6:30 PM Children/Student Ministries 6:30 PM Mid-Week Bible Study www.collegeroad.org 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 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 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 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 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 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 S OUTH M ARION C ITIZEN D IRECTORY A SK FOR M ICHEL N ORTHSEA AT 854-3986 The Reason to Believe... Worship Call to 711195

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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 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, 352-489-5881 or visit PeaceLutheranOnline.com. Holy Faith EpiscopalCome enjoy a pancake supper at Holy Faith Episcopal, Blue Cove, Dunnellon from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12. The Mens Club will serve pancakes, sausage, applesauce, dessert and a beverage. Tickets are $6 at the door. For information, call the church office at 352-489-2685. Maranatha Baptist ChurchKenny Evans will begin a Revival on Sunday, Feb. 3, at 6 p.m.; Monday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m.; Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. and Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. Kenny Evans is a Christian evangelical missionary and an ordained minister who brings his messages in song and sermon. He is also a recording artist. He has performed the Golden Oldies hits of the 50s and 60s for many seasons at the Country Tonite Theatre in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Kenny also performed with Grand Ole Opry stars such as Little Jimmy Dickens and Boots Randolph. All are invited to attend and be blessed by these powerful messages. Continuing programs for children: The AWANA (Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed) program continues every Sunday evening from 6 to 7:30 p.m. for children ages 4 to 18. The program is under the direction of Commander Chris Bailey and Vanessa Bailey. They want to share the love of Christ. AWANA is an exciting program of Christian learning and games of competition with awards. AWANA is an ongoing program and registration is always open. For further information, please call 352-347-5683. Pastor Mike Swingle invites all kids from from Kindergarten to grade 5, to attend Kidz Connect ministry. They meet once a month on the second Friday at 6 p.m. at the church. Pastor Mike also invites all students from grade 6 to grade 12, to join the teen mininistry Tranzformers, which meets on the third Friday each month at 6 p.m. at the church. Each ministry combines fun, connecting with others and ultimately connecting with the God who created them. Come check us out! Pastor Mike Swingle, the youth pastor, continues to plan many activities for young people. Each Wednesday at 6:45 p.m. a Youth Bible Study (L.I.G.H.T.) is held at the church. Tentative new program for young people up to fourth grade: Pastor Mike has a tentative start date for the Good News Club to begin after school at Sunrise Elementary School on Jan. 31. This program is for youngsters up to the 4th grade. Please call Pastor Mike at: 352-347-5683 to confirm the date. Maranatha Baptist Church is at 525 Marion Oaks Trail. Please call 352-3475683 for further information and directions to the church. Worship at TimberRidgeA worship service will take place at TimberRidge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Saturday, Jan. 26, at 10:15 a.m. Countryside Presbyterian Church provides Christian Ministry to residents of TimberRidge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 9848 S.W. 110th St., Ocala and holds bimonthly worship services. If you have a loved one, or friend at the TimberRidge Center you are invited to attend our next service on Jan. 26. For further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633. 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Friday, January 25, 2013 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com 12 ~ Friday, January 25, 2013 www.smcitizen.com BY ELOISE HOLLYFIELD ejh2025@gmail.com On Saturday, Jan. 19, the club took park in the OTOW Health Expo, held at the Cultural Center in On Top of the World. The club gave out information about the many charities it supports, and club members conducted diabetes screening within the facility itself. Additionally, the Ocala Lions Club Bus was available to conduct vision and hearing screening. As previously reported, the Lions club has a unique fundraising event planned: The Recycled Trashy Fashion Show Presented by the OTOW Lions Club. 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 specifically for this event, by Chef Randal White, will be served at 6 p.m., along with the silent auction. The fashion show will begin at 6:30. James Vincent Wynn is the director of this event and will provide entertainment and also conduct the silent auction. Ticket costs are as follows: $30 per individual, $55 for a party of two, and $275 for a party of 10. To purchase tickets, contact Lion Wendy Phillips at via email at wendyp1946ad@aol.com. Checks should be made out to the OTOW Lions Club and sent to P .O. Box 772733, Ocala, Florida 34477. Clubs (both within and outside OTOW), organizations, and businesses are invited to enter one model per organization. Those sponsoring this event may also enter a model for the contest. 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 ASAP No entry forms will be accepted after Jan. 31. There is no entry fee. Cash prizes are as follows: first prize: $1000, 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 Joan Greve at 352-304-8711 or via e-mail at kenjoang@yahoo.com. Organizations, businesses, and clubs that wish to sponsor this event should contact PDG Lion Estelle Clark at 352861-7358 or via e-mail at maggiemagoo@yahoo.com. Sponsors are classified as follows, based on the amount of money given: Diamond-$5000; Sapphire-$2500; Platinum-$1000; Gold-$500, and Silver$250. Rewards to the sponsors would be free tickets, the number determined by the level of sponsorship: DiamondTable of 10 (and 10 free tickets); Sapphire-six tickets; Platinum-4 tickets; Gold and Silver-2 tickets. These sponsors are invited to set up displays, as well. Each of these sponsors will have their ads placed in the event program. Individuals or groups who make a donation of a minimum of $35 will be listed in the program guide as Friends of the OTOW Lions Club. The Recycled Trashy Fashion Show Presented by OTOW Lions Club is bound to sell out early, and you dont want to miss it, so get your tickets early! OTOW Lions Club takes part in local health fair PHOTO BY JIM CLARKLions Club members at the Cultural Center last Saturday. Read the classifieds Jan. 25, Friday, fish or shrimp dinner, 5 to 7 p.m.; Rick Holland Blast from the Past, 6 to 10 p.m. Jan. 26, Saturday, Moose Golf best ball at Spruce Creek Preserve, 8 a.m.; steak night, 5 to 7 p.m.; Kenny Jackson karaoke, 6 to 10 p.m. Jan. 27, Sunday, Bar Bingo 4 to 6 p.m. Jan. 28, Monday, Coney dogs, noon to 3 p.m., officers meeting 6:30 p.m. Jan. 29, Tuesday, Dart League 5:45 to 9 p.m.; food specials, 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 30, Wednesday, membership appreciation, 3 to 5 p.m. Jan. 31, Thursday, cards 1 p.m.; open darts 5 p.m.; shuffleboard 7 p.m. Feb. 1, Friday, fish or shrimp dinner, 5 to 7 p.m.; Dave Hulburt 6 to 10 p.m. West Marion Moose Lodge 2356, open for members and qualified guests, is at 10411 S.W. 110th St., one mile north of State Road 200 across from the Oak Run entrance. Phone is 352-854-2200. Moose Lodge activities A tale of two cities, but both are SeattleTRUTH LIKE THE SUN By Jim Lynch This novel is about two cities which are both Seattle. Theres Seattle in 1962 hosting the Worlds Fair, a dazzling extravaganza that brings the stuffy, postwar city to life with crowds of people, raucous noise, and fleeting impressions. On hand for it is hunched and neckless Ed Sullivan, as well as Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, Ella Fitzgerald. Count Basie, President John Kennedy, Dave Beck (before his conviction) and, of course, Elvis who provides the title for Jim Lynchs book: Truth is like the sun, isnt it, Elvis says, you can shut it out for a time but it aint going away. Also dining atop the Space Needle in 1962 is Prince Phillip, dispensing jokes and stamping his feet at the punch line to ensure responsive laughter. Fast forward to 2001 to a Seattle still in shock from the dot.com boom and bust. Its 40 years later and the dreamy young mastermind of the Worlds Fair is now 70 and running for mayor. The election promises to be contentious and single mom, new-in-town reporter Helen Gulanos has just drawn an assignment to write a nostalgia piece about the Fair. At first shes inconsolable, seeing no chance for a Pulitzer here. Things change, however, as she researches the 1962 archives and comes to know Mr. Seattle, as Morgan is called, when she can get past his guard dog ,Ted Severson. Truth Like the Sun unfolds with alternating chapters linking the two eras. Youthful Roger in 1962 brims with idealism, his face lit up with success as he begins his speech commemorating the Space Needle: Lets commit this moment to memory OK? Look around. Remember what our city looked like on this night from up here. RememBookmark Pat Wellington ber how young we all were. Its a very different Roger in 2001, an old man with a musty apartment, aching ankles and hips from doorbelling, the bruising election taking its toll. To a reporter he confesses, Life is a challenging and often inexplicable odyssey that doesnt translate easily into newspaper stories. Lynch is a fresh voice telling a citys evolving story. Theres an old joke in the New York area when someone asks directions: How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, practice, practice. Some local performers have evidently been practicing a lot. Members of the College of Central Floridas Patriot Singers and the Marion Civic Chorale will travel to New York City to perform at Carnegie Hall on Monday, Feb. 18. With the Grammy award-winning bluegrass band Monroe Crossing, they will present Carol Barnets The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass. Matthew Bumbach, Asst. Professor of Vocal Studies at CF and conductor of the Patriot Singers and the Marion Civic Chorale received an invitation in the spring of 2012 to participate in this performance. Dr. Jonathan Griffith, Artistic Director and Principal Conductor for Distinguished Concerts International of New York congratulated the Ocala groups: The College of Central Florida Concert Choir and the Marion Civic Chorale received this invitation because of the quality and high level of musicianship demonstrated by the singers as well as the exceptional quality of the audition recordings. It is quite an honor just to be invited to perform in New York. These wonderful musicians not only represent a high quality of music and education, but they also become ambassadors for the entire community. This is an event of extreme pride for everybody and deserving of the communitys recognition and support. Bumbach noted that It is an honor to be invited to perform at Carnegie Hall and it is exciting to be performing such a fantastic new work! Carol Barnet, composer of The World Beloved, does an exceptional job of joining the meaning of the text and the music. 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A 14-year-old Southwest Ocala youth was accused of auto theft after an incident on Jan. 17. According to the report from the Marion County Sheriffs Office, the boy and a companion stole a truck from a driveway on Southwest 60th Terrace. \ They said the truck was left unlocked and the owner said he might have left a set of keys in the center console. After taking the truck for what was termed a joy ride, the two boys became stuck in the sand and then spotted a pair of dirt bikes at a home on Southwest 90th Street. They took the dirt bikes and were riding them in the neighborhood. They were spotted by a resident and deputies responded, eventually arresting one of the boys and charging him with auto theft. At the time of the report only one youth had been charged, but the truck and dirt bikes had been recovered. Friday, January 25, 2013 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com M AINTAIN THE H EALTH OF Y OUR B USINESS Advertise in 20 ~ Friday, January 25, 2013 www.smcitizen.com 19330 SW 83rd Place Rd., Dunnellon Located Right Next to Rainbow Springs State Park (352) 489-3348 www.RainbowSpringsGolfandCountryClub.com 000DT6A SATURDAY & SUNDAY ONLY With coupon Expires 2/10/13 $ 25.00 Per Person GOLF AND CART 2 FOR 1 DRAFT BEER Read the classifieds P alm Grove will be the site of the White Elephant Sale, Saturday, Feb. 2, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Paul and Emily Pike and their staff will have luncheon available consisting of hot dogs with sauerkraut, chicken salad croissant and seafood salad croissant, assorted Danish, pie, and there will be soda, all at a reasonable prices. Admission is free. Come do a bit of browsing and shopping and take time out for a light lunch. See you at 10 a.m. as you search for that special treasure. Do You Remember? Arts and Crafts FairTune in channel 12 for Len Teitlers presentation of the November 2012 Arts and Crafts Fair, narrated by Anna Boodee. It will air following FYI daily at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. from Jan. 25 to Feb. 1. Pancake breakfastDont forget that tomorrow, Jan. 26, you can find great pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee or tea from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Orchid Club. Performing Arts Company PACOR has a newcomer in the cast of The Odd Couple. Marlena Yaich is making her debut in the role of Silvie. The Yaichs moved to Oak Run in 2005 after snow birding between Delaware and Tarpon Springs, having spent most of their lives in southeastern Pennsylvania where they raised four children and parlayed them into 10 active grandchildren. Marlenas husband Lou will be getting his feet wet in show biz also taking on the job of stage manager. After spending time golfing, playing cards and volunteering, Marlena felt she needed to expand her horizons and joined Little Theatre. Her prior experience was a bit part in HMS Pinafore. She only sought the experience of auditioning and was shocked and pleased to be chosen for the part. Remaining ticket sales in January are at the pancake breakfast on the 26th from 8 to 10 a.m. and at the movie that evening from 6 to 6:45 p.m. Those of you who have attended past dinner theatre nights know it to be a premier event here in Oak Run. This year there will be a relaxing dinner of prime rib and chicken romano and all the fixings followed by a great show. Eighteen of the 25 tables have been sold out and Shari Weber (352-854-0116) awaits your call to fill out the few remaining tables as does Linda Noel (352-873-9908) for all other shows. Please support your dedicated neighbors who make up the hard working cast and crew by filling the Palm Grove Club to capacity on March 21 through the 24th. Baby Boomers February danceTickets for the next Baby Boomers dance will be on sale at the Orchid Club from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26. Cost is $5 for members and $7 for guests. Make check payable to ORBB. The dance will be at Palm Grove on Feb. 2 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. For more information call Brian and Darlene Lamo at 352-857-2024 Italian American Club The Italian American Club wishes to thank its departing officers for the outstanding work they did on behalf of the club for the past two years. President Vinnie Procaccini and his wife Karen, along with John and Ann Gariboldi, Eileen Leo, and Richie and Joan Solito, did a fantastic job arranging and hosting the clubs various parties and events. Newly elected president John Casabianca and his committee of officers will begin the new year with a Valentines Day party for members only, on Wednesday, Feb. 13. Tickets sales for this event will be on Wednesday, Jan. 30. Cost is $10 per person paid by check only. Further details will be announced in a flyer and on channel 12 Your clubs new committee is looking forward to 2013 with great enthusiasm. They hope to continue to bring many fun-filled, entertaining evenings to all of the members. We wish you all a happy, healthy and prosperous year. See you all in 2013. Oak Run travelThe second sale date for the Sept.White Elephant Sale will be at Palm Grove on Feb. 2 Oak Run Carol Wheeler PLEASESEEOAK RUN PAGE14 Marions Most Wanted Rahlelia Goodwin (Godwin), 21, felony order to take into custody, order to revoke bond. Darrell Leon Gordon Jr., 23, felony violation of probation warrant simple battery. Sabrina Nichoel Richar, 29, felony violation of probation warrant possession of methamphetamine. Cartrell Antwon Reed, 25, felony warrant grand theft. Antwan Xavier Smith, 23, felony bench warrant for failure to appear pre-trial conference aggravated battery with great bodily harm; violation of probation warrant possession of cannabis less than 20 grams. Robert Scott Staggs, 27, felony violation of probation organized fraud, possession of hydrocodone. RECENT ARRESTS Duane Johnson, right, holds a plaque presented to him upon his retirement from the COPS program at the Southwest District Office of the Marion County Sheriffs Department. From the left are Capt. Mike Rolls, Sheriff Chris Blair and Capt. Jim Burton. Duane Johnson retires A veteran member of the Citizens on Patrol out of the Sheriffs Office Southwest District, Duane Johnson has retired. Johnson was coordinator of the program for nine years. His training included 40 hours of Volunteer Emergency Rescue Training and 30 hours for the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security. According to information provided, he usually spent 40 to 60 hours per week either patrolling or scheduling events, and patrolled regularly on Saturday and Sunday from 3 to 9 p.m. He managed the direction of the administration and training officers and 40 patrol volunteers. Weekly reports were collected for miles drive, hours on patrol, businesses checked on patrol, construction sites observed, etc. This accumulated into a monthly report to the sheriff. He also directed the new business registration in the State Road 200 Corridor, a register of approximately 200 businesses. There were many events to schedule. He received 12 plaques from the Sheriffs Office for his outstanding service to the community. Waffle House fire easily extinguishedFirefighters with Ocala Fire Rescue extinguished a small fire Tuesday morning at Waffle House restaurant. A fire began on the grill in the kitchen, and according to the store manager they called 911 and she safely evacuated the five customers and six employees from the restaurant. According to Captain Ed Raulerson, Ocala Fire Rescue responded at 10:55 a.m. and arrived within four minutes. Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire and damage was kept to a minimum. Health department officials will make the final determination as to when the store can re-open after cleanup operations are completed. There were no injuries. The restaurant is located at 3871 Southwest College Road (State Road 200). Burglary at barbecue spot nets $2,500 in cigarettes Marion County Sheriffs Office detectives are investigating a burglary that took place at Jims BBQ, 7424 W. County Road 318 around 12:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 22. While he was in the store, the suspect took several cartons of cigarettes valued at nearly $2,500 and change from the cash register. The suspect is a white male between the ages of 3045, medium build and medium height. At the time of the burglary, the suspect was wearing dark pants, a dark uniform style jacket, light colored button down shirt with a black t-shirt underneath and a blue baseball cap with a white insignia. The suspect wears prescription glasses with gold or light frames and has a gap in his teeth on the upper right side. 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Mens Pool League and is a fixture at the tables, practicing. An avid musician and singer, you can hear him on Karaoke Nights as well. He also is a pretty fair poker player and can be found with our card players on Wednesday afternoons. Edna and John have been married for 15 years. They met on a blind date when introduced by Ednas sister Eileen. Eileens husband was Johns boss, so you might say it was a bit of a conspiracy. They all went to an Italian restaurant, enjoyed a good meal and a good time and then, for six months John and Edna didnt talk. Then, in September, John called and he and Edna went out to another restaurant; this time they went by themselves. The following January, they were married. (Apparently the food was better at the second eatery). Times were not always good for John and Edna. Both were born in Pennsylvania and went to school there. John and school didnt mix too well and at 17, he left. Returning home, he was informed by his father that if he wasnt going to school, he wasnt living at home. Within the week, John had enlisted in the U.S. Air Force with his parents consent. For the next 10 years, John served as a jet engine mechanic and advanced to the grade of Technical Sergeant. His assignments included Salinas, Kansas; Minot AFB, North Dakota and Kincheloe AFB in Michigan, among others. On the flight line at Salinas he watched as a B-47 bomber was taking off one night. The plane roared down the runway and partially through the take off procedure, the plane blew a tire. Apparently the pilot was unaware that it was a blown tire and thought there had been an explosion. In an attempt to abort the take off, the plane went off the runway and burst into flames. John has never forgotten that horrendous sight. After high school Edna began working with General Electric. Impressively she worked with five engineers in the Missile and Space Vehicle Division of that corporation. She held a Secret security clearance and was a key person in that department. Edna and John both have children from their previous marriages. Edna has two daughters; Sharon who lives in Virginia and Beth Ann living in Chicago. Beth Ann is Director in Charge of Young Adult Library Services Association. A son, Rick, passed away. After her children were older, Edna returned to work as an ophthalmic assistant. She worked in a large office for three doctors until her marriage to John. John has a son and a daughter; Ray and Lisa. Both still live in Pennsylvania where Ray is self employed and Lisa is a stay at home mom. A life long fan of country music, one day 12-year-old John was sitting on the fence playing the air guitar and singing cowboy songs. (Actually it wasnt just air he was playing; it was a wooden ruler.) His father obviously recognized his talent (or felt sorry for him) and bought him his first guitar; a Stella. John took lessons, but admits to skipping quite a few of them to spend the two dollars at the local arcade. Between the lessons and constant practice he became so good that he entered a talent contest through a local radio station after leaving the Air Force. Curley Herman, a popular DJ announced that he had plans for starting a new band. Following the audition, along with some others, John was selected to be a part of the group and went on tour. The band was good enough to open for such acts as Loretta Lynn and Hank Williams Jr. Thats one reason that he is one of the favorites on Karaoke Night here in Cherrywood. The life on tour was very rugged and finally came to an end when Curly died. Later John would continue his musical career by joining a group called the Silver Strings. They played locally for senior citizen centers; VFW posts; disabled veterans and a host of other venues. He left the group when he and Edna moved to Florida but he still keeps in touch with them. Being sick of the cold and snow of their home state, Edna and John decided to move south. Edna was instrumental in getting the pair to Ocala. She researched some of the best places to retire and found Aiken S.C., and Ocala. After stopping in South Carolina, they came to Cherrywood and found a custom built home. Unlike the other houses in Cherrywood, the one they looked at had been specially constructed specifically to the needs and designs of the owner who was in the construction business. Once they saw it, they both knew that this was exactly what they were looking for and made an offer. It was accepted and the rest, as they say, is history. They have never looked back and enjoy the people; the activities and opportunities that this community has to offer. Edna is an Elder at Countryside Presbyterian Church. A bit over two years ago, a new addition came into their lives. His name is Granger and admittedly, more people know the Wire Haired Terrier/Schnauzer mix than know John. Everyone loves Granger and Granger, a rescue, loves every body. Hes the best dog in the world, to quote his Mom. Together Edna and John share 10 grand children who they love; enjoy and are immensely proud of. They are a perfect blend of families. The love they share with family, friends and the joy of Granger make their beautiful house a warm and welcoming home. We are fortunate to have such talented; loving; intelligent and giving people in the community but then thats what makes Cherrywood such a great place to live. From Your Reporter:Hes smiling more; hes laughing more thats how the mother of Dalton Dingus described her son recently. You probably didnt know Dalton but he was a young boy, just 9 years old who had a dream. Dalton suffered from Cystic Fibrosis and this past Christmas, he wanted to be in the Guinness Book of Records for receiving the most Christmas cards ever. A neighbor put his wish on Facebook, and it was picked up by the local media. Soon, the national and international media outlets had the story and it went viral. The young lad received more than 800,000 cards before it was done. Cards came in from all over the world in languages that the boy couldnt speak and from countries he likely had never heard of. Cards filled his home and brightened his days; filled rooms at volunteers houses and in storage areas; and finally, when his casket was carried into the church; hundreds of cards were there too. Little Dalton died one day short of his 10th birthday in Salyersville, Kentucky. Daltons story and life touched a lot of people as he fought courageously and pursued his dream. I must admit to being one of the 800,000 who sent the boy a card; it was a cheap price to pay to be a part of his wish and to be inspired by his life. The authorities at Guinness are in touch with Daltons parents but whether he gets the record or not matters little. What does matter is that this little man could touch the hearts of so many people. Dalton is now in a far better place than the one he left behind; and the place he left behind, is far better because he was here. Thank you, Dalton. If you have comments, suggestions or ideas for items you would like to see in this column please contact me at urperssec@yahoo.com. Im always happy to hear from you, the readers. Oct. Mediterranean Cruise will be on Jan. 31. Contact Bob and Cindy Kocher for details. We are working on our spring-summer travel brochure. Here are some selected summer trips we have lined up. Look for the brochure and sale dates in March. Our hosts will be clamoring to take you on these trips and others at our hosts meeting on Feb. 14. Sale dates will be announced after this meeting. July 20 at Ed Fletchers Dinner Theatre well see Cooking with Gus. Gussie is a famous food critic who wants to do a TV show. Her husband says no but she goes ahead only to find out she has stage fright. Taping the shows turns in to a comic nightmare ending with a food fight. July 28 at Show Palace will be Barefoot in the Park, a Neil Simon favorite about a young couple of newlyweds making their first home in New York City in 1963. Aug. 20 at the David A Straz, Jr. Center in Tampa you will be entertained by Forever Plaid, a toe-tapping, side-slapping musical and comedy featuring a parade of your favorite tunes. We are planning a Thanksgiving Caribbean cruise for you to look forward to. It will be on Royal Caribbean out of Fort Lauderdale to such ports as St. Kitts and other islands. Look for the brochure details. Friends of the LibraryThe first meeting for 2013 of The Friends of the Library is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 1. Our speaker will be Marie Timm of the Master Gardeners. Come and enjoy this informative presentation that may allow all of us to improve our gardens. If you have not renewed your membership for The Friends of the Library, now is the time. Dues are $3 for which you can attend five meetings with guest speakers, and/or discussions on library activities, followed by refreshments. Our monthly book sale is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 9, from 8 to 10 a.m. during the Donut Drop-In.2013 Football PartyAre you ready for some football??? Do you want to have a blast? The Big Game is just around the corner and promises to be a big party again this year. The game is on Sunday, Feb. 3, and we will be cheering every play in the Orchid Club. Only Oak Run residents and their guests are allowed to attend. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and we will have the big screen along with four TV monitors on the sides. We will provide beer, soda, snacks, coffee, tea and dessert, but as always you can bring the beverage of your choice and /or your own snacks. Lets continue the tradition with good food, good friends and a great game. Get your friends together and get your tickets. Come join the fun, have some refreshments, cheer on your favorite team and leave the mess to us. For more information and tickets call Bill Balch at 352-854-4963. Garden ClubAll members and Oak Run Residents are invited to our Garden Club meeting in February. It is Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 9 a.m. in the Orchid Club. Our refreshment committee is starting our meeting with delicious goodies. Our business meeting starts at 9:30 a.m. and our program this month is about Attracting Birds to Your Backyard by Helen Ogren, a Master Gardener. I know I derive a lot of pleasure from watching the colorful variety of birds at my feeder and enjoyed watching a flock of robins back in December. As always we will have our plant raffle, 50-50 raffle and Peggy Cornishs Caring and Sharing Plant Table with plants for sale. Mark Saturday, March 16, on your calendar for our plant sale at the Orchid Club. This will be St. Patricks Day weekend and we will have vendors outside in the parking lot and inside the club. Vendors will be selling plants, shrubs, produce, plant containers, baked goods and honey as well as many other items. We will be selling refreshments. The Marion County Sheriffs Bagpipers will be here again to entertain us. If you are a vendor and wish to participate please let us know. Tables are $15 per table. Remember the proceeds go to our endowed scholarship fund at CCF in the field of horticulture. Thanks for your support. Irish American Club Tickets for the St. Pattys dance will be sold on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the Orchid Club lobby between 9 and 11 a.m. The cost is $15 for members and $20 for guests. 2013 dues will also be collected at that time at $6 per person. Our dance will be held on Thursday, March 14, at the Palm Grove Club. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. The menu will be corned beef and cabbage, stuffed chicken breast, mashed potatoes, carrots, dessert and coffee. Soda will be served. You may bring other beverages if you desire. The number of new joins/renewals, as well as the number of tickets purchased, will determine the future of our club. Remember that we are open to all fun loving Oak Run residents, Irish or not, but we must have enough members attending functions in order to continue. We hope a decision to discontinue is not forced on us, and we look forward to seeing you at future functions. ORWGAWinners of the Jan.10 Low Net Tournament are listed by flight in order of finish. Fight A: June Dickbernd, Connie Bingham, Marge Rymarcsuk. Flight B: Sue Elie, Kathy OConnell, Annette Carini. Flight C: Linda Noel, Pat Apeland, Bebe Hahne. Flight D: Ann Hurr, Mary Hart, Sharon Scrivens. Closest to the Pin: Terri Feeley. Chip Ins: Rose Brown and Mary Hart. Winners of the Jan.17 Low Net Tournament are listed by flight in order of finish. Flight A: June Dickbernd, Marti Babb, Jennie Buccella. Flight B: Claire Pruneau, Joan Klier, Annette Carini. Flight C: Nancy Reichenbacher, LaVerne Browand, Linda Noel. Flight D: Sharon Scrivens, Ginny Simons, Mary Golab. Closest to the Pin: June Dickbernd. Chip In: Mary Golab. Royal Oaks Lady NinersOn Jan. 17 the game was Par 4s only (1/2 handicap). In Flight A, Patty Waddel and Diana Schmidt tied for first place, and Sam Timmermeyer and Rae Stover tied for second. In Flight B Diana Dufresne was first and Darlene Lamo was second. Ilene Simnowitz was closest to the pin while Ginger Drake had a chip-in on hole #8 and Sam Timmermeyer had a chip-in on hole # 3. Remember all ladies living in Oak Run are welcome to play on Monday mornings. The tee times are noted on the sign-up sheet in the ladies locker room at Royal Oaks Clubhouse. Royal Oaks Womens 18 Hole GolfOn a beautiful summerlike day, Jan. 15, we competed for low-net scores. The winners were: 1st Flight 1st place, Diana Galla, tied for 2nd place, Sylvia Zappia and Joanne Ellis; 2nd 1st place, Dianna Love, tied for 2nd place, Salita Timmermeyer and Maureen Edwards; 3rd Flight 1st Place, Carolyn Collins, tied for 2nd place, Donna Gwin and Ginger Drake. Closest to the pin was Joanne Ellis. Congratulations to all the winners! Friday, January 25, 2013 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 14 ~ Friday, January 25, 2013 www.smcitizen.com OAK RUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 13 CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 18 Read the classifieds Need a GREAT change in your life? The new putting green is just another reason to live at The Bridge at Ocala! Move to The Bridge where warmth, charm and gracious hospitality is a way of life. We have everything but YOU! Relax and make us your home now! AN ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY M i s s t h e g o l f c o u r s e ? Miss the golf course? 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Take advantage of the Songbirds bake sale or the Activities Committee luncheon and snacks. All items are very reasonably priced so even if youre on a budget, you can enjoy the tasty meal or snack and still have some money left over to purchase all things spring from our vast array of booths. If youre a vendor with an interest in being a part of this excellent show, please contact Geri at 352-2371675 for contract information. Valentines danceRomance abounds at Cherrywood and no where is it more evident than at our annual Valentines Day dance. From 7 until 10 p.m. enjoy finger foods; a beautifully decorated clubhouse; the warm music of Rich Becotte as he plays all your favorite tunes and dance the night away with your Sweetie. Feel free to bring your own beverages or take advantage of the free iced tea and lemonade. Tickets are only $3 per person so see Geri and get your reservations. You wont want to miss this night of love and romance. Veterans ClubOn Feb. 7 at 2 p.m. join the Veterans Club of Cherrywood for guest speaker John Deakins. John will be speaking about the progress being made at the Fisher House in Gainesville. Fisher House is a privately sponsored facility that provides housing for the relatives of Veterans who are undergoing treatment and rehabilitation at the VA Medical Center. It is a known fact that having family nearby speeds the recovery process. Because of Fisher House, families can stay free as long as it takes for their loved one to heal. In addition, there will be some discussion on plans for the upcoming year including the Widows Honor Tea; Spaghetti Dinner; projects and reports of officers. These meetings, unless otherwise posted, are open to all Cherrywood residents so come out and see just what your Veterans Club is doing for not only our community but for the veterans around the state; country; and world. Immediately following the meeting, please join us for free liquid refreshments on the patio. Your Cherrywood veterans; proudly they served and are still serving proudly. On Feb. 19 at 2 p.m., the Cherrywood Veterans Club will honor the survivors of our deceased members. A special Tea will be held to recognize them for their service and devotion and to remind them that while their loved one may be gone, they are not forgotten. This is an invitation only event so if you would like to be a volunteer or if you know someone who should be included on the guest list please contact Geri or any officer of the Veterans Club. Comedy Night coming soonMonday, March 4, Jim Moody, comedian and magician will be performing live in our clubhouse. This is free to all of our residents but tickets are required. Be sure to see Geri as soon as possible because although there are two shows; one at 5:30 and the second at 7:30 p.m. they are nearly always sold out so dont delay. Comedy Night is a blast.Sports SundaySee the bulletins posted in clubhouse concerning Sports Sunday, Feb. 3 from 5 p.m. until later. It promises to be a fun event with lots of excitement and good food. See Geri for details. Movie NightsDue to scheduling conflicts there will be no Movie Night in February or March but it will return in April with an exciting James Bond film. Garden ClubAfter a successful field trip in January, the Garden Club is scheduled to discuss successes and failures in this planting season. Join the members on the patio of the clubhouse on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 11 a.m. If you have any interest at all in flowers; lawns; shrubs; trees; decorations or anything gardening, please plan to attend this meeting. Not only will you find helpful hints and ideas, youll find a great group of people with a common interest. Sharpen Your MindHow does one sharpen their mind and still have fun? With trivia of course! Donna James, our quizmaster, is warming up for another Trivia Night classic at the clubhouse on Feb. 20. The topic for this month is of course, Valentines, and Donna will have all the questions and answers for our contestants. The way this game is played is everyone gets divided into teams of three or four people. Each team is given an answer sheet and pen and then Donna flashes the questions on the big screen. Each team comes up with the best answer they can and after 50 or so questions the answer sheets are graded. A small cash prize is awarded but most importantly, the winning team gets bragging rights for the next month; just ask last months winners, the Guppies. The cost for playing is only $1 with all the proceeds going to the Wounded Warrior Fund. Naturally you can bring refreshments and drinks for yourself and others if you wish. There are always a lot of laughs and some really goofy answers so bring your sense of humor; your friends and your team mates and come on out for a seriously good time. The game starts promptly at 6 p.m. so dont be late.Under Developed Camera ClubIn recent months because of the holidays and our snowbirds being out of town, the Camera Club has kind of sputtered. Starting Friday, Feb. 1 we will start a new program that should be of interest to everyone who has a camera. Each month we are going to have a photo contest and every other month we are going to have a field trip. For example, in March we are going to Dunnellon to get photos of the waterfall; birds; nature and the like. This low cost trip promises to be fun and offer ample opportunity for some really good photos. In February, well not only be planning the trip and deciding on the rules of the contest but we will be discussing digital camera/computer operations. We invite everyone to the clubhouse library at 10 a.m. for this reinvented and rejuvenated club. Bocce Ball Every Friday evening at 7, a fun group gathers at the Bocce court behind the clubhouse for a game or three and to socialize. If the weather doesnt cooperate, everyone goes in the clubhouse and sits around the fireplace. Grab your favorite drink and come out to play or to watch; to chat or to learn the game. What ever your motivation, youll enjoy the gang that plays Bocce. Spotlight on Excellence Each week we feature couples; individual residents or people who make our community a special place to live. Some of our subjects have an interesting past; a promising future or just make a difference in our quality of life. This week our featured couple is Edna and John Fazio. Edna youll recognize from her many endeavors here at Cherrywood including .the Songbirds where shes been a member for seven years; our Craft Shows where she displays her beautifully made jewelry and the Crochet Club. Her activities have included, in addition to being an expert jeweler; shes handled publicity for the Crochet Club. Edna was instrumental in getting Devereux Kids to be a beneficiary of the club who donate stuffed animals; clothing; Afghans and other knitted and crocheted items to the project for underprivileged children. Most mornings at 9 a.m., John will be in the pool room of the clubhouse. He plays on the CherrywoodFriday, January 25, 2013 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 18 ~ Friday, January 25, 2013 www.smcitizen.com C herrywood is Kicking all right; on Saturday, March 2 at 8 a.m. Cherrywood residents will join with hundreds of other Marion County residents for the Kicking Kidney Disease 5K Run/Walk sponsored by the Marion County Kidney Foundation. This will be the second year that we here at Cherrywood have supported this worthy cause and for the second time; Holly Bragdon has agreed to head up our efforts. Last year we had nearly a dozen walkers and this year were hoping to at least double that number. Participants begin at Baseline Road Florida Greenway Trailhead. Everyone either walks or runs, depending on their individual preference the 5K course. Registration is just $20 per person and youll find the atmosphere at the event is festive and bright. KCountry radio will be on hand and many vendors booths will be giving away free gifts. This is a 100 percent volunteer nonprofit organization and all the proceeds go to helping local residents in their struggle with Kidney Disease. Feel good about yourself and help others feel good too. Register and take part in this years 5K Kicking Kidney Disease event. You can reach Holly at 352-873-8223 for more information and to sign up. Lets all get behind this worthwhile cause. Art classOn Jan. 11 Debbie Blackburn held an art class teaching her eager students how to turn a blank canvas into a colorful landscape in oils. This four-hour class was held on the 11th and everyone went home with a beautiful painting suitable for hanging. Just like all of the classes Debbie teaches, she furnished all of the materials. Canvas, brushes, oil paints and a love of teaching is what Debbie brings to the classes. All the students have to bring is their desire to learn. Keep watching this column for the next scheduled art class and be sure to sign up when it comes to Cherrywood again soon. Welcome new residentsSaturday, Feb. 16 at 10 a.m. there will be a Welcome to Cherrywood Coffee Hour in the clubhouse. Coffee, tea and sweets will be served and a great deal of information will be given to our new residents. Come out and meet some of the people who make Cherrywood an active adult community. Youll meet people from CERT; the Activities Committee: the Veterans Club; Camera Club; Physical Fitness participants to name just a few. In addition, youll get maps; tips on cool places; a list of services provided by Marion County and more. If you are new to our neighborhood or if youve never attended one of these coffees please consider this your personal invitation. Just contact Geri to let us know youre coming. This is a great way to learn your way around town and the community; a great opportunity to meet your neighbors and a great chance to enjoy free refreshments. Spring Sweetheart craft showOnce again the craft show is coming to the Cherrywood Clubhouse. On Feb. 9, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. you will find a wide variety of vendors who sell everything from wind chimes to painted gourds; from jewelry to flowers; from woodworking to specialty cards and everything in between. This event is open to the public so even if youre not a resident of Cherrywood, you can come in and shop; eat; and enjoy the multitude of goods available at the best craft show in the area. Cherrywood is Kicking to fight kidney disease Cherrywood John Everlove Holly Bragdon heads the Kicking group. Debbie Blackburn with some of her students. PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD PAGE18 CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 15 John and Edna Fazio, Spotlight on Excellence. PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD PAGE19 000DTZO 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! FORMAL WEAR CRUISE WEAR FREE GIFT WITH AD With $35 or more purchase EXPIRES 1/31/13 M ON F RI 10 TO 5 S AT 10 TO 3 R AMUNNO L AW F IRM P A Lorenzo Ramunno, Esq. Member of Florida Bar and New York Bar Wills and Estate Planning Probate Law Trusts and Trust Administration Real Estate Contracts Powers of Attorney Pre-Marital Agreements We offer free consultations for Estate Planning Serving clients in Florida for 23 years. Call to schedule an appointment. 000DN0O 352-854-5570 www.flprobate.net Ramunno Law Firm MAIN OFFICE OFF HWY. 200 Jasmine Professional Park 7500 SW 61st Ave., #100 Ocala, FL 34476 Get the right fit! It is Extremely Important to Have a Professional Mastectomy/Lumpectomy Fitting After Surgery Market Street At Heathbrook 4414 S.W. 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Wise Way $24,978 2013 Chrysler 200 Limited Leather, Power Seat, 200 Miles WOW! New $25900 . Wise Way $23,780 2012 Nissan Altima SR, V6, Alloy Wheels, Power Seat . Wise Way $20,977 2011 Buick Lacrosse CXL, Leather, Heated Seats, Memory Seats, True Luxury . Wise Way $26,978 2011-2013 Hyundai Sonatas, Elantras, Santa Fes Several Models to Choose From! 5yr/60k Mile Warranty, No Hassle of Big Dealer Save Thousands! Land/Home Financing FHA Loans VA Loans Buy For Loans Home Only Loans USDA Loans Equity Financing Alternative Income Financing 352-622-6324 or 1-800-313-6324 Prestige Home Centers, Inc. 4300 SOUTH PINE AVE. (441) OCALA Just one block north of Ocalas Drive-In Theater MODEL CLOSEOUT Financing Available For People With Less Than Perfect Credit! We Also Have BANK-OWNED REPOSESSED HOMES! Repos Available With Land or Without! SAVE THOUSANDS SOUTH OCALA I-75 SR40 SR200 441 Prestige Home Centers, Inc. N NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY!! Including furniture packages (on select models) 000DR8P

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Take advantage of the Songbirds bake sale or the Activities Committee luncheon and snacks. All items are very reasonably priced so even if youre on a budget, you can enjoy the tasty meal or snack and still have some money left over to purchase all things spring from our vast array of booths. If youre a vendor with an interest in being a part of this excellent show, please contact Geri at 352-2371675 for contract information. Valentines danceRomance abounds at Cherrywood and no where is it more evident than at our annual Valentines Day dance. From 7 until 10 p.m. enjoy finger foods; a beautifully decorated clubhouse; the warm music of Rich Becotte as he plays all your favorite tunes and dance the night away with your Sweetie. Feel free to bring your own beverages or take advantage of the free iced tea and lemonade. Tickets are only $3 per person so see Geri and get your reservations. You wont want to miss this night of love and romance. Veterans ClubOn Feb. 7 at 2 p.m. join the Veterans Club of Cherrywood for guest speaker John Deakins. John will be speaking about the progress being made at the Fisher House in Gainesville. Fisher House is a privately sponsored facility that provides housing for the relatives of Veterans who are undergoing treatment and rehabilitation at the VA Medical Center. It is a known fact that having family nearby speeds the recovery process. Because of Fisher House, families can stay free as long as it takes for their loved one to heal. In addition, there will be some discussion on plans for the upcoming year including the Widows Honor Tea; Spaghetti Dinner; projects and reports of officers. These meetings, unless otherwise posted, are open to all Cherrywood residents so come out and see just what your Veterans Club is doing for not only our community but for the veterans around the state; country; and world. Immediately following the meeting, please join us for free liquid refreshments on the patio. Your Cherrywood veterans; proudly they served and are still serving proudly. On Feb. 19 at 2 p.m., the Cherrywood Veterans Club will honor the survivors of our deceased members. A special Tea will be held to recognize them for their service and devotion and to remind them that while their loved one may be gone, they are not forgotten. This is an invitation only event so if you would like to be a volunteer or if you know someone who should be included on the guest list please contact Geri or any officer of the Veterans Club. Comedy Night coming soonMonday, March 4, Jim Moody, comedian and magician will be performing live in our clubhouse. This is free to all of our residents but tickets are required. Be sure to see Geri as soon as possible because although there are two shows; one at 5:30 and the second at 7:30 p.m. they are nearly always sold out so dont delay. Comedy Night is a blast.Sports SundaySee the bulletins posted in clubhouse concerning Sports Sunday, Feb. 3 from 5 p.m. until later. It promises to be a fun event with lots of excitement and good food. See Geri for details. Movie NightsDue to scheduling conflicts there will be no Movie Night in February or March but it will return in April with an exciting James Bond film. Garden ClubAfter a successful field trip in January, the Garden Club is scheduled to discuss successes and failures in this planting season. Join the members on the patio of the clubhouse on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 11 a.m. If you have any interest at all in flowers; lawns; shrubs; trees; decorations or anything gardening, please plan to attend this meeting. Not only will you find helpful hints and ideas, youll find a great group of people with a common interest. Sharpen Your MindHow does one sharpen their mind and still have fun? With trivia of course! Donna James, our quizmaster, is warming up for another Trivia Night classic at the clubhouse on Feb. 20. The topic for this month is of course, Valentines, and Donna will have all the questions and answers for our contestants. The way this game is played is everyone gets divided into teams of three or four people. Each team is given an answer sheet and pen and then Donna flashes the questions on the big screen. Each team comes up with the best answer they can and after 50 or so questions the answer sheets are graded. A small cash prize is awarded but most importantly, the winning team gets bragging rights for the next month; just ask last months winners, the Guppies. The cost for playing is only $1 with all the proceeds going to the Wounded Warrior Fund. Naturally you can bring refreshments and drinks for yourself and others if you wish. There are always a lot of laughs and some really goofy answers so bring your sense of humor; your friends and your team mates and come on out for a seriously good time. The game starts promptly at 6 p.m. so dont be late.Under Developed Camera ClubIn recent months because of the holidays and our snowbirds being out of town, the Camera Club has kind of sputtered. Starting Friday, Feb. 1 we will start a new program that should be of interest to everyone who has a camera. Each month we are going to have a photo contest and every other month we are going to have a field trip. For example, in March we are going to Dunnellon to get photos of the waterfall; birds; nature and the like. This low cost trip promises to be fun and offer ample opportunity for some really good photos. In February, well not only be planning the trip and deciding on the rules of the contest but we will be discussing digital camera/computer operations. We invite everyone to the clubhouse library at 10 a.m. for this reinvented and rejuvenated club. Bocce Ball Every Friday evening at 7, a fun group gathers at the Bocce court behind the clubhouse for a game or three and to socialize. If the weather doesnt cooperate, everyone goes in the clubhouse and sits around the fireplace. Grab your favorite drink and come out to play or to watch; to chat or to learn the game. What ever your motivation, youll enjoy the gang that plays Bocce. Spotlight on Excellence Each week we feature couples; individual residents or people who make our community a special place to live. Some of our subjects have an interesting past; a promising future or just make a difference in our quality of life. This week our featured couple is Edna and John Fazio. Edna youll recognize from her many endeavors here at Cherrywood including .the Songbirds where shes been a member for seven years; our Craft Shows where she displays her beautifully made jewelry and the Crochet Club. Her activities have included, in addition to being an expert jeweler; shes handled publicity for the Crochet Club. Edna was instrumental in getting Devereux Kids to be a beneficiary of the club who donate stuffed animals; clothing; Afghans and other knitted and crocheted items to the project for underprivileged children. Most mornings at 9 a.m., John will be in the pool room of the clubhouse. He plays on the CherrywoodFriday, January 25, 2013 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 18 ~ Friday, January 25, 2013 www.smcitizen.com C herrywood is Kicking all right; on Saturday, March 2 at 8 a.m. Cherrywood residents will join with hundreds of other Marion County residents for the Kicking Kidney Disease 5K Run/Walk sponsored by the Marion County Kidney Foundation. This will be the second year that we here at Cherrywood have supported this worthy cause and for the second time; Holly Bragdon has agreed to head up our efforts. Last year we had nearly a dozen walkers and this year were hoping to at least double that number. Participants begin at Baseline Road Florida Greenway Trailhead. Everyone either walks or runs, depending on their individual preference the 5K course. Registration is just $20 per person and youll find the atmosphere at the event is festive and bright. KCountry radio will be on hand and many vendors booths will be giving away free gifts. This is a 100 percent volunteer nonprofit organization and all the proceeds go to helping local residents in their struggle with Kidney Disease. Feel good about yourself and help others feel good too. Register and take part in this years 5K Kicking Kidney Disease event. You can reach Holly at 352-873-8223 for more information and to sign up. Lets all get behind this worthwhile cause. Art classOn Jan. 11 Debbie Blackburn held an art class teaching her eager students how to turn a blank canvas into a colorful landscape in oils. This four-hour class was held on the 11th and everyone went home with a beautiful painting suitable for hanging. Just like all of the classes Debbie teaches, she furnished all of the materials. Canvas, brushes, oil paints and a love of teaching is what Debbie brings to the classes. All the students have to bring is their desire to learn. Keep watching this column for the next scheduled art class and be sure to sign up when it comes to Cherrywood again soon. Welcome new residentsSaturday, Feb. 16 at 10 a.m. there will be a Welcome to Cherrywood Coffee Hour in the clubhouse. Coffee, tea and sweets will be served and a great deal of information will be given to our new residents. Come out and meet some of the people who make Cherrywood an active adult community. Youll meet people from CERT; the Activities Committee: the Veterans Club; Camera Club; Physical Fitness participants to name just a few. In addition, youll get maps; tips on cool places; a list of services provided by Marion County and more. If you are new to our neighborhood or if youve never attended one of these coffees please consider this your personal invitation. Just contact Geri to let us know youre coming. This is a great way to learn your way around town and the community; a great opportunity to meet your neighbors and a great chance to enjoy free refreshments. Spring Sweetheart craft showOnce again the craft show is coming to the Cherrywood Clubhouse. On Feb. 9, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. you will find a wide variety of vendors who sell everything from wind chimes to painted gourds; from jewelry to flowers; from woodworking to specialty cards and everything in between. This event is open to the public so even if youre not a resident of Cherrywood, you can come in and shop; eat; and enjoy the multitude of goods available at the best craft show in the area. Cherrywood is Kicking to fight kidney disease Cherrywood John Everlove Holly Bragdon heads the Kicking group. Debbie Blackburn with some of her students. PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD PAGE18 CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 15 John and Edna Fazio, Spotlight on Excellence. PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD PAGE19 000DTZO 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! FORMAL WEAR CRUISE WEAR FREE GIFT WITH AD With $35 or more purchase EXPIRES 1/31/13 M ON F RI 10 TO 5 S AT 10 TO 3 R AMUNNO L AW F IRM P A Lorenzo Ramunno, Esq. Member of Florida Bar and New York Bar Wills and Estate Planning Probate Law Trusts and Trust Administration Real Estate Contracts Powers of Attorney Pre-Marital Agreements We offer free consultations for Estate Planning Serving clients in Florida for 23 years. Call to schedule an appointment. 000DN0O 352-854-5570 www.flprobate.net Ramunno Law Firm MAIN OFFICE OFF HWY. 200 Jasmine Professional Park 7500 SW 61st Ave., #100 Ocala, FL 34476 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 861-Wise (9473) VOTED SOUTH MARION CITIZENS READERS CHOICE #1 USED CAR DEALER FOR 6 CONSECUTIVE YEARS Over 50 Years Experience Family Owned & Operated Experience a whole new way to buy a vehicle Like-new cars without the new car price LOCATE PROGRAM, Wise Way can find any vehicle youre looking for! All Vehicles Fully Serviced & Certified with Warranty Upon Purchase!! Full Service Center West Marion Countys Largest Selection of Certified Preowned Cars, Trucks, SUVs LIKE NEW!! 9045 SW Hwy 200, Ocala, FL 34481 PROUDLY SERVING OUR SW 200 NEIGHBORS FOR OVER 13 YEARS For all your Transportation needs. The Only Way, The Wise Way! 2 YEARS FREE LUBE, OIL, FILTER WITH EVERY PURCHASE! 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Wise Way $24,978 2013 Chrysler 200 Limited Leather, Power Seat, 200 Miles WOW! New $25900 . Wise Way $23,780 2012 Nissan Altima SR, V6, Alloy Wheels, Power Seat . Wise Way $20,977 2011 Buick Lacrosse CXL, Leather, Heated Seats, Memory Seats, True Luxury . Wise Way $26,978 2011-2013 Hyundai Sonatas, Elantras, Santa Fes Several Models to Choose From! 5yr/60k Mile Warranty, No Hassle of Big Dealer Save Thousands! Land/Home Financing FHA Loans VA Loans Buy For Loans Home Only Loans USDA Loans Equity Financing Alternative Income Financing 352-622-6324 or 1-800-313-6324 Prestige Home Centers, Inc. 4300 SOUTH PINE AVE. (441) OCALA Just one block north of Ocalas Drive-In Theater MODEL CLOSEOUT Financing Available For People With Less Than Perfect Credit! We Also Have BANK-OWNED REPOSESSED HOMES! Repos Available With Land or Without! SAVE THOUSANDS SOUTH OCALA I-75 SR40 SR200 441 Prestige Home Centers, Inc. N NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY!! Including furniture packages (on select models) 000DR8P

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Mens Pool League and is a fixture at the tables, practicing. An avid musician and singer, you can hear him on Karaoke Nights as well. He also is a pretty fair poker player and can be found with our card players on Wednesday afternoons. Edna and John have been married for 15 years. They met on a blind date when introduced by Ednas sister Eileen. Eileens husband was Johns boss, so you might say it was a bit of a conspiracy. They all went to an Italian restaurant, enjoyed a good meal and a good time and then, for six months John and Edna didnt talk. Then, in September, John called and he and Edna went out to another restaurant; this time they went by themselves. The following January, they were married. (Apparently the food was better at the second eatery). Times were not always good for John and Edna. Both were born in Pennsylvania and went to school there. John and school didnt mix too well and at 17, he left. Returning home, he was informed by his father that if he wasnt going to school, he wasnt living at home. Within the week, John had enlisted in the U.S. Air Force with his parents consent. For the next 10 years, John served as a jet engine mechanic and advanced to the grade of Technical Sergeant. His assignments included Salinas, Kansas; Minot AFB, North Dakota and Kincheloe AFB in Michigan, among others. On the flight line at Salinas he watched as a B-47 bomber was taking off one night. The plane roared down the runway and partially through the take off procedure, the plane blew a tire. Apparently the pilot was unaware that it was a blown tire and thought there had been an explosion. In an attempt to abort the take off, the plane went off the runway and burst into flames. John has never forgotten that horrendous sight. After high school Edna began working with General Electric. Impressively she worked with five engineers in the Missile and Space Vehicle Division of that corporation. She held a Secret security clearance and was a key person in that department. Edna and John both have children from their previous marriages. Edna has two daughters; Sharon who lives in Virginia and Beth Ann living in Chicago. Beth Ann is Director in Charge of Young Adult Library Services Association. A son, Rick, passed away. After her children were older, Edna returned to work as an ophthalmic assistant. She worked in a large office for three doctors until her marriage to John. John has a son and a daughter; Ray and Lisa. Both still live in Pennsylvania where Ray is self employed and Lisa is a stay at home mom. A life long fan of country music, one day 12-year-old John was sitting on the fence playing the air guitar and singing cowboy songs. (Actually it wasnt just air he was playing; it was a wooden ruler.) His father obviously recognized his talent (or felt sorry for him) and bought him his first guitar; a Stella. John took lessons, but admits to skipping quite a few of them to spend the two dollars at the local arcade. Between the lessons and constant practice he became so good that he entered a talent contest through a local radio station after leaving the Air Force. Curley Herman, a popular DJ announced that he had plans for starting a new band. Following the audition, along with some others, John was selected to be a part of the group and went on tour. The band was good enough to open for such acts as Loretta Lynn and Hank Williams Jr. Thats one reason that he is one of the favorites on Karaoke Night here in Cherrywood. The life on tour was very rugged and finally came to an end when Curly died. Later John would continue his musical career by joining a group called the Silver Strings. They played locally for senior citizen centers; VFW posts; disabled veterans and a host of other venues. He left the group when he and Edna moved to Florida but he still keeps in touch with them. Being sick of the cold and snow of their home state, Edna and John decided to move south. Edna was instrumental in getting the pair to Ocala. She researched some of the best places to retire and found Aiken S.C., and Ocala. After stopping in South Carolina, they came to Cherrywood and found a custom built home. Unlike the other houses in Cherrywood, the one they looked at had been specially constructed specifically to the needs and designs of the owner who was in the construction business. Once they saw it, they both knew that this was exactly what they were looking for and made an offer. It was accepted and the rest, as they say, is history. They have never looked back and enjoy the people; the activities and opportunities that this community has to offer. Edna is an Elder at Countryside Presbyterian Church. A bit over two years ago, a new addition came into their lives. His name is Granger and admittedly, more people know the Wire Haired Terrier/Schnauzer mix than know John. Everyone loves Granger and Granger, a rescue, loves every body. Hes the best dog in the world, to quote his Mom. Together Edna and John share 10 grand children who they love; enjoy and are immensely proud of. They are a perfect blend of families. The love they share with family, friends and the joy of Granger make their beautiful house a warm and welcoming home. We are fortunate to have such talented; loving; intelligent and giving people in the community but then thats what makes Cherrywood such a great place to live. From Your Reporter:Hes smiling more; hes laughing more thats how the mother of Dalton Dingus described her son recently. You probably didnt know Dalton but he was a young boy, just 9 years old who had a dream. Dalton suffered from Cystic Fibrosis and this past Christmas, he wanted to be in the Guinness Book of Records for receiving the most Christmas cards ever. A neighbor put his wish on Facebook, and it was picked up by the local media. Soon, the national and international media outlets had the story and it went viral. The young lad received more than 800,000 cards before it was done. Cards came in from all over the world in languages that the boy couldnt speak and from countries he likely had never heard of. Cards filled his home and brightened his days; filled rooms at volunteers houses and in storage areas; and finally, when his casket was carried into the church; hundreds of cards were there too. Little Dalton died one day short of his 10th birthday in Salyersville, Kentucky. Daltons story and life touched a lot of people as he fought courageously and pursued his dream. I must admit to being one of the 800,000 who sent the boy a card; it was a cheap price to pay to be a part of his wish and to be inspired by his life. The authorities at Guinness are in touch with Daltons parents but whether he gets the record or not matters little. What does matter is that this little man could touch the hearts of so many people. Dalton is now in a far better place than the one he left behind; and the place he left behind, is far better because he was here. Thank you, Dalton. If you have comments, suggestions or ideas for items you would like to see in this column please contact me at urperssec@yahoo.com. Im always happy to hear from you, the readers. Oct. Mediterranean Cruise will be on Jan. 31. Contact Bob and Cindy Kocher for details. We are working on our spring-summer travel brochure. Here are some selected summer trips we have lined up. Look for the brochure and sale dates in March. Our hosts will be clamoring to take you on these trips and others at our hosts meeting on Feb. 14. Sale dates will be announced after this meeting. July 20 at Ed Fletchers Dinner Theatre well see Cooking with Gus. Gussie is a famous food critic who wants to do a TV show. Her husband says no but she goes ahead only to find out she has stage fright. Taping the shows turns in to a comic nightmare ending with a food fight. July 28 at Show Palace will be Barefoot in the Park, a Neil Simon favorite about a young couple of newlyweds making their first home in New York City in 1963. Aug. 20 at the David A Straz, Jr. Center in Tampa you will be entertained by Forever Plaid, a toe-tapping, side-slapping musical and comedy featuring a parade of your favorite tunes. We are planning a Thanksgiving Caribbean cruise for you to look forward to. It will be on Royal Caribbean out of Fort Lauderdale to such ports as St. Kitts and other islands. Look for the brochure details. Friends of the LibraryThe first meeting for 2013 of The Friends of the Library is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 1. Our speaker will be Marie Timm of the Master Gardeners. Come and enjoy this informative presentation that may allow all of us to improve our gardens. If you have not renewed your membership for The Friends of the Library, now is the time. Dues are $3 for which you can attend five meetings with guest speakers, and/or discussions on library activities, followed by refreshments. Our monthly book sale is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 9, from 8 to 10 a.m. during the Donut Drop-In.2013 Football PartyAre you ready for some football??? Do you want to have a blast? The Big Game is just around the corner and promises to be a big party again this year. The game is on Sunday, Feb. 3, and we will be cheering every play in the Orchid Club. Only Oak Run residents and their guests are allowed to attend. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and we will have the big screen along with four TV monitors on the sides. We will provide beer, soda, snacks, coffee, tea and dessert, but as always you can bring the beverage of your choice and /or your own snacks. Lets continue the tradition with good food, good friends and a great game. Get your friends together and get your tickets. Come join the fun, have some refreshments, cheer on your favorite team and leave the mess to us. For more information and tickets call Bill Balch at 352-854-4963. Garden ClubAll members and Oak Run Residents are invited to our Garden Club meeting in February. It is Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 9 a.m. in the Orchid Club. Our refreshment committee is starting our meeting with delicious goodies. Our business meeting starts at 9:30 a.m. and our program this month is about Attracting Birds to Your Backyard by Helen Ogren, a Master Gardener. I know I derive a lot of pleasure from watching the colorful variety of birds at my feeder and enjoyed watching a flock of robins back in December. As always we will have our plant raffle, 50-50 raffle and Peggy Cornishs Caring and Sharing Plant Table with plants for sale. Mark Saturday, March 16, on your calendar for our plant sale at the Orchid Club. This will be St. Patricks Day weekend and we will have vendors outside in the parking lot and inside the club. Vendors will be selling plants, shrubs, produce, plant containers, baked goods and honey as well as many other items. We will be selling refreshments. The Marion County Sheriffs Bagpipers will be here again to entertain us. If you are a vendor and wish to participate please let us know. Tables are $15 per table. Remember the proceeds go to our endowed scholarship fund at CCF in the field of horticulture. Thanks for your support. Irish American Club Tickets for the St. Pattys dance will be sold on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the Orchid Club lobby between 9 and 11 a.m. The cost is $15 for members and $20 for guests. 2013 dues will also be collected at that time at $6 per person. Our dance will be held on Thursday, March 14, at the Palm Grove Club. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. The menu will be corned beef and cabbage, stuffed chicken breast, mashed potatoes, carrots, dessert and coffee. Soda will be served. You may bring other beverages if you desire. The number of new joins/renewals, as well as the number of tickets purchased, will determine the future of our club. Remember that we are open to all fun loving Oak Run residents, Irish or not, but we must have enough members attending functions in order to continue. We hope a decision to discontinue is not forced on us, and we look forward to seeing you at future functions. ORWGAWinners of the Jan.10 Low Net Tournament are listed by flight in order of finish. Fight A: June Dickbernd, Connie Bingham, Marge Rymarcsuk. Flight B: Sue Elie, Kathy OConnell, Annette Carini. Flight C: Linda Noel, Pat Apeland, Bebe Hahne. Flight D: Ann Hurr, Mary Hart, Sharon Scrivens. Closest to the Pin: Terri Feeley. Chip Ins: Rose Brown and Mary Hart. Winners of the Jan.17 Low Net Tournament are listed by flight in order of finish. Flight A: June Dickbernd, Marti Babb, Jennie Buccella. Flight B: Claire Pruneau, Joan Klier, Annette Carini. Flight C: Nancy Reichenbacher, LaVerne Browand, Linda Noel. Flight D: Sharon Scrivens, Ginny Simons, Mary Golab. Closest to the Pin: June Dickbernd. Chip In: Mary Golab. Royal Oaks Lady NinersOn Jan. 17 the game was Par 4s only (1/2 handicap). In Flight A, Patty Waddel and Diana Schmidt tied for first place, and Sam Timmermeyer and Rae Stover tied for second. In Flight B Diana Dufresne was first and Darlene Lamo was second. Ilene Simnowitz was closest to the pin while Ginger Drake had a chip-in on hole #8 and Sam Timmermeyer had a chip-in on hole # 3. Remember all ladies living in Oak Run are welcome to play on Monday mornings. The tee times are noted on the sign-up sheet in the ladies locker room at Royal Oaks Clubhouse. Royal Oaks Womens 18 Hole GolfOn a beautiful summerlike day, Jan. 15, we competed for low-net scores. The winners were: 1st Flight 1st place, Diana Galla, tied for 2nd place, Sylvia Zappia and Joanne Ellis; 2nd 1st place, Dianna Love, tied for 2nd place, Salita Timmermeyer and Maureen Edwards; 3rd Flight 1st Place, Carolyn Collins, tied for 2nd place, Donna Gwin and Ginger Drake. Closest to the pin was Joanne Ellis. Congratulations to all the winners! Friday, January 25, 2013 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 14 ~ Friday, January 25, 2013 www.smcitizen.com OAK RUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 13 CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 18 Read the classifieds Need a GREAT change in your life? The new putting green is just another reason to live at The Bridge at Ocala! Move to The Bridge where warmth, charm and gracious hospitality is a way of life. We have everything but YOU! Relax and make us your home now! AN ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY M i s s t h e g o l f c o u r s e ? Miss the golf course? 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A 14-year-old Southwest Ocala youth was accused of auto theft after an incident on Jan. 17. According to the report from the Marion County Sheriffs Office, the boy and a companion stole a truck from a driveway on Southwest 60th Terrace. \ They said the truck was left unlocked and the owner said he might have left a set of keys in the center console. After taking the truck for what was termed a joy ride, the two boys became stuck in the sand and then spotted a pair of dirt bikes at a home on Southwest 90th Street. They took the dirt bikes and were riding them in the neighborhood. They were spotted by a resident and deputies responded, eventually arresting one of the boys and charging him with auto theft. At the time of the report only one youth had been charged, but the truck and dirt bikes had been recovered. Friday, January 25, 2013 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com M AINTAIN THE H EALTH OF Y OUR B USINESS Advertise in 20 ~ Friday, January 25, 2013 www.smcitizen.com 19330 SW 83rd Place Rd., Dunnellon Located Right Next to Rainbow Springs State Park (352) 489-3348 www.RainbowSpringsGolfandCountryClub.com 000DT6A SATURDAY & SUNDAY ONLY With coupon Expires 2/10/13 $ 25.00 Per Person GOLF AND CART 2 FOR 1 DRAFT BEER Read the classifieds P alm Grove will be the site of the White Elephant Sale, Saturday, Feb. 2, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Paul and Emily Pike and their staff will have luncheon available consisting of hot dogs with sauerkraut, chicken salad croissant and seafood salad croissant, assorted Danish, pie, and there will be soda, all at a reasonable prices. Admission is free. Come do a bit of browsing and shopping and take time out for a light lunch. See you at 10 a.m. as you search for that special treasure. Do You Remember? Arts and Crafts FairTune in channel 12 for Len Teitlers presentation of the November 2012 Arts and Crafts Fair, narrated by Anna Boodee. It will air following FYI daily at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. from Jan. 25 to Feb. 1. Pancake breakfastDont forget that tomorrow, Jan. 26, you can find great pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee or tea from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Orchid Club. Performing Arts Company PACOR has a newcomer in the cast of The Odd Couple. Marlena Yaich is making her debut in the role of Silvie. The Yaichs moved to Oak Run in 2005 after snow birding between Delaware and Tarpon Springs, having spent most of their lives in southeastern Pennsylvania where they raised four children and parlayed them into 10 active grandchildren. Marlenas husband Lou will be getting his feet wet in show biz also taking on the job of stage manager. After spending time golfing, playing cards and volunteering, Marlena felt she needed to expand her horizons and joined Little Theatre. Her prior experience was a bit part in HMS Pinafore. She only sought the experience of auditioning and was shocked and pleased to be chosen for the part. Remaining ticket sales in January are at the pancake breakfast on the 26th from 8 to 10 a.m. and at the movie that evening from 6 to 6:45 p.m. Those of you who have attended past dinner theatre nights know it to be a premier event here in Oak Run. This year there will be a relaxing dinner of prime rib and chicken romano and all the fixings followed by a great show. Eighteen of the 25 tables have been sold out and Shari Weber (352-854-0116) awaits your call to fill out the few remaining tables as does Linda Noel (352-873-9908) for all other shows. Please support your dedicated neighbors who make up the hard working cast and crew by filling the Palm Grove Club to capacity on March 21 through the 24th. Baby Boomers February danceTickets for the next Baby Boomers dance will be on sale at the Orchid Club from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26. Cost is $5 for members and $7 for guests. Make check payable to ORBB. The dance will be at Palm Grove on Feb. 2 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. For more information call Brian and Darlene Lamo at 352-857-2024 Italian American Club The Italian American Club wishes to thank its departing officers for the outstanding work they did on behalf of the club for the past two years. President Vinnie Procaccini and his wife Karen, along with John and Ann Gariboldi, Eileen Leo, and Richie and Joan Solito, did a fantastic job arranging and hosting the clubs various parties and events. Newly elected president John Casabianca and his committee of officers will begin the new year with a Valentines Day party for members only, on Wednesday, Feb. 13. Tickets sales for this event will be on Wednesday, Jan. 30. Cost is $10 per person paid by check only. Further details will be announced in a flyer and on channel 12 Your clubs new committee is looking forward to 2013 with great enthusiasm. They hope to continue to bring many fun-filled, entertaining evenings to all of the members. We wish you all a happy, healthy and prosperous year. See you all in 2013. Oak Run travelThe second sale date for the Sept.White Elephant Sale will be at Palm Grove on Feb. 2 Oak Run Carol Wheeler PLEASESEEOAK RUN PAGE14 Marions Most Wanted Rahlelia Goodwin (Godwin), 21, felony order to take into custody, order to revoke bond. Darrell Leon Gordon Jr., 23, felony violation of probation warrant simple battery. Sabrina Nichoel Richar, 29, felony violation of probation warrant possession of methamphetamine. Cartrell Antwon Reed, 25, felony warrant grand theft. Antwan Xavier Smith, 23, felony bench warrant for failure to appear pre-trial conference aggravated battery with great bodily harm; violation of probation warrant possession of cannabis less than 20 grams. Robert Scott Staggs, 27, felony violation of probation organized fraud, possession of hydrocodone. RECENT ARRESTS Duane Johnson, right, holds a plaque presented to him upon his retirement from the COPS program at the Southwest District Office of the Marion County Sheriffs Department. From the left are Capt. Mike Rolls, Sheriff Chris Blair and Capt. Jim Burton. Duane Johnson retires A veteran member of the Citizens on Patrol out of the Sheriffs Office Southwest District, Duane Johnson has retired. Johnson was coordinator of the program for nine years. His training included 40 hours of Volunteer Emergency Rescue Training and 30 hours for the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security. According to information provided, he usually spent 40 to 60 hours per week either patrolling or scheduling events, and patrolled regularly on Saturday and Sunday from 3 to 9 p.m. He managed the direction of the administration and training officers and 40 patrol volunteers. Weekly reports were collected for miles drive, hours on patrol, businesses checked on patrol, construction sites observed, etc. This accumulated into a monthly report to the sheriff. He also directed the new business registration in the State Road 200 Corridor, a register of approximately 200 businesses. There were many events to schedule. He received 12 plaques from the Sheriffs Office for his outstanding service to the community. Waffle House fire easily extinguishedFirefighters with Ocala Fire Rescue extinguished a small fire Tuesday morning at Waffle House restaurant. A fire began on the grill in the kitchen, and according to the store manager they called 911 and she safely evacuated the five customers and six employees from the restaurant. According to Captain Ed Raulerson, Ocala Fire Rescue responded at 10:55 a.m. and arrived within four minutes. Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire and damage was kept to a minimum. Health department officials will make the final determination as to when the store can re-open after cleanup operations are completed. There were no injuries. The restaurant is located at 3871 Southwest College Road (State Road 200). Burglary at barbecue spot nets $2,500 in cigarettes Marion County Sheriffs Office detectives are investigating a burglary that took place at Jims BBQ, 7424 W. County Road 318 around 12:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 22. While he was in the store, the suspect took several cartons of cigarettes valued at nearly $2,500 and change from the cash register. The suspect is a white male between the ages of 3045, medium build and medium height. At the time of the burglary, the suspect was wearing dark pants, a dark uniform style jacket, light colored button down shirt with a black t-shirt underneath and a blue baseball cap with a white insignia. The suspect wears prescription glasses with gold or light frames and has a gap in his teeth on the upper right side. 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Friday, January 25, 2013 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com 12 ~ Friday, January 25, 2013 www.smcitizen.com BY ELOISE HOLLYFIELD ejh2025@gmail.com On Saturday, Jan. 19, the club took park in the OTOW Health Expo, held at the Cultural Center in On Top of the World. The club gave out information about the many charities it supports, and club members conducted diabetes screening within the facility itself. Additionally, the Ocala Lions Club Bus was available to conduct vision and hearing screening. As previously reported, the Lions club has a unique fundraising event planned: The Recycled Trashy Fashion Show Presented by the OTOW Lions Club. 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 specifically for this event, by Chef Randal White, will be served at 6 p.m., along with the silent auction. The fashion show will begin at 6:30. James Vincent Wynn is the director of this event and will provide entertainment and also conduct the silent auction. Ticket costs are as follows: $30 per individual, $55 for a party of two, and $275 for a party of 10. To purchase tickets, contact Lion Wendy Phillips at via email at wendyp1946ad@aol.com. Checks should be made out to the OTOW Lions Club and sent to P .O. Box 772733, Ocala, Florida 34477. Clubs (both within and outside OTOW), organizations, and businesses are invited to enter one model per organization. Those sponsoring this event may also enter a model for the contest. 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 ASAP No entry forms will be accepted after Jan. 31. There is no entry fee. Cash prizes are as follows: first prize: $1000, 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 Joan Greve at 352-304-8711 or via e-mail at kenjoang@yahoo.com. Organizations, businesses, and clubs that wish to sponsor this event should contact PDG Lion Estelle Clark at 352861-7358 or via e-mail at maggiemagoo@yahoo.com. Sponsors are classified as follows, based on the amount of money given: Diamond-$5000; Sapphire-$2500; Platinum-$1000; Gold-$500, and Silver$250. Rewards to the sponsors would be free tickets, the number determined by the level of sponsorship: DiamondTable of 10 (and 10 free tickets); Sapphire-six tickets; Platinum-4 tickets; Gold and Silver-2 tickets. These sponsors are invited to set up displays, as well. Each of these sponsors will have their ads placed in the event program. Individuals or groups who make a donation of a minimum of $35 will be listed in the program guide as Friends of the OTOW Lions Club. The Recycled Trashy Fashion Show Presented by OTOW Lions Club is bound to sell out early, and you dont want to miss it, so get your tickets early! OTOW Lions Club takes part in local health fair PHOTO BY JIM CLARKLions Club members at the Cultural Center last Saturday. Read the classifieds Jan. 25, Friday, fish or shrimp dinner, 5 to 7 p.m.; Rick Holland Blast from the Past, 6 to 10 p.m. Jan. 26, Saturday, Moose Golf best ball at Spruce Creek Preserve, 8 a.m.; steak night, 5 to 7 p.m.; Kenny Jackson karaoke, 6 to 10 p.m. Jan. 27, Sunday, Bar Bingo 4 to 6 p.m. Jan. 28, Monday, Coney dogs, noon to 3 p.m., officers meeting 6:30 p.m. Jan. 29, Tuesday, Dart League 5:45 to 9 p.m.; food specials, 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 30, Wednesday, membership appreciation, 3 to 5 p.m. Jan. 31, Thursday, cards 1 p.m.; open darts 5 p.m.; shuffleboard 7 p.m. Feb. 1, Friday, fish or shrimp dinner, 5 to 7 p.m.; Dave Hulburt 6 to 10 p.m. West Marion Moose Lodge 2356, open for members and qualified guests, is at 10411 S.W. 110th St., one mile north of State Road 200 across from the Oak Run entrance. Phone is 352-854-2200. Moose Lodge activities A tale of two cities, but both are SeattleTRUTH LIKE THE SUN By Jim Lynch This novel is about two cities which are both Seattle. Theres Seattle in 1962 hosting the Worlds Fair, a dazzling extravaganza that brings the stuffy, postwar city to life with crowds of people, raucous noise, and fleeting impressions. On hand for it is hunched and neckless Ed Sullivan, as well as Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, Ella Fitzgerald. Count Basie, President John Kennedy, Dave Beck (before his conviction) and, of course, Elvis who provides the title for Jim Lynchs book: Truth is like the sun, isnt it, Elvis says, you can shut it out for a time but it aint going away. Also dining atop the Space Needle in 1962 is Prince Phillip, dispensing jokes and stamping his feet at the punch line to ensure responsive laughter. Fast forward to 2001 to a Seattle still in shock from the dot.com boom and bust. Its 40 years later and the dreamy young mastermind of the Worlds Fair is now 70 and running for mayor. The election promises to be contentious and single mom, new-in-town reporter Helen Gulanos has just drawn an assignment to write a nostalgia piece about the Fair. At first shes inconsolable, seeing no chance for a Pulitzer here. Things change, however, as she researches the 1962 archives and comes to know Mr. Seattle, as Morgan is called, when she can get past his guard dog ,Ted Severson. Truth Like the Sun unfolds with alternating chapters linking the two eras. Youthful Roger in 1962 brims with idealism, his face lit up with success as he begins his speech commemorating the Space Needle: Lets commit this moment to memory OK? Look around. Remember what our city looked like on this night from up here. RememBookmark Pat Wellington ber how young we all were. Its a very different Roger in 2001, an old man with a musty apartment, aching ankles and hips from doorbelling, the bruising election taking its toll. To a reporter he confesses, Life is a challenging and often inexplicable odyssey that doesnt translate easily into newspaper stories. Lynch is a fresh voice telling a citys evolving story. Theres an old joke in the New York area when someone asks directions: How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, practice, practice. Some local performers have evidently been practicing a lot. Members of the College of Central Floridas Patriot Singers and the Marion Civic Chorale will travel to New York City to perform at Carnegie Hall on Monday, Feb. 18. With the Grammy award-winning bluegrass band Monroe Crossing, they will present Carol Barnets The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass. Matthew Bumbach, Asst. Professor of Vocal Studies at CF and conductor of the Patriot Singers and the Marion Civic Chorale received an invitation in the spring of 2012 to participate in this performance. Dr. Jonathan Griffith, Artistic Director and Principal Conductor for Distinguished Concerts International of New York congratulated the Ocala groups: The College of Central Florida Concert Choir and the Marion Civic Chorale received this invitation because of the quality and high level of musicianship demonstrated by the singers as well as the exceptional quality of the audition recordings. It is quite an honor just to be invited to perform in New York. These wonderful musicians not only represent a high quality of music and education, but they also become ambassadors for the entire community. This is an event of extreme pride for everybody and deserving of the communitys recognition and support. Bumbach noted that It is an honor to be invited to perform at Carnegie Hall and it is exciting to be performing such a fantastic new work! Carol Barnet, composer of The World Beloved, does an exceptional job of joining the meaning of the text and the music. This is no small feat when pairing classical choral singing with the folk instruments found in bluegrass. The result is a beautiful work filled with lush harmonies, exciting crescendos, and tender thoughtful moments. Jerry Van Weelden, President of the Marion Civic Chorale, is especially proud that Lauren Wilson, CF student and recipient of the Chorales annual music student scholarship, has been selected by conductor Locals find out how to get to Carnegie Hall PLEASESEECARNEGIE PAGE26 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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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 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, 352-489-5881 or visit PeaceLutheranOnline.com. Holy Faith EpiscopalCome enjoy a pancake supper at Holy Faith Episcopal, Blue Cove, Dunnellon from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12. The Mens Club will serve pancakes, sausage, applesauce, dessert and a beverage. Tickets are $6 at the door. For information, call the church office at 352-489-2685. Maranatha Baptist ChurchKenny Evans will begin a Revival on Sunday, Feb. 3, at 6 p.m.; Monday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m.; Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. and Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. Kenny Evans is a Christian evangelical missionary and an ordained minister who brings his messages in song and sermon. He is also a recording artist. He has performed the Golden Oldies hits of the 50s and 60s for many seasons at the Country Tonite Theatre in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Kenny also performed with Grand Ole Opry stars such as Little Jimmy Dickens and Boots Randolph. All are invited to attend and be blessed by these powerful messages. Continuing programs for children: The AWANA (Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed) program continues every Sunday evening from 6 to 7:30 p.m. for children ages 4 to 18. The program is under the direction of Commander Chris Bailey and Vanessa Bailey. They want to share the love of Christ. AWANA is an exciting program of Christian learning and games of competition with awards. AWANA is an ongoing program and registration is always open. For further information, please call 352-347-5683. Pastor Mike Swingle invites all kids from from Kindergarten to grade 5, to attend Kidz Connect ministry. They meet once a month on the second Friday at 6 p.m. at the church. Pastor Mike also invites all students from grade 6 to grade 12, to join the teen mininistry Tranzformers, which meets on the third Friday each month at 6 p.m. at the church. Each ministry combines fun, connecting with others and ultimately connecting with the God who created them. Come check us out! Pastor Mike Swingle, the youth pastor, continues to plan many activities for young people. Each Wednesday at 6:45 p.m. a Youth Bible Study (L.I.G.H.T.) is held at the church. Tentative new program for young people up to fourth grade: Pastor Mike has a tentative start date for the Good News Club to begin after school at Sunrise Elementary School on Jan. 31. This program is for youngsters up to the 4th grade. Please call Pastor Mike at: 352-347-5683 to confirm the date. Maranatha Baptist Church is at 525 Marion Oaks Trail. Please call 352-3475683 for further information and directions to the church. Worship at TimberRidgeA worship service will take place at TimberRidge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Saturday, Jan. 26, at 10:15 a.m. Countryside Presbyterian Church provides Christian Ministry to residents of TimberRidge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 9848 S.W. 110th St., Ocala and holds bimonthly worship services. If you have a loved one, or friend at the TimberRidge Center you are invited to attend our next service on Jan. 26. For further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633. 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Friday, January 25, 2013 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com 10 ~ Friday, January 25, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Read the classifieds P ersonally, I sure will be glad when January is over. If confession is good for the soul, then let me have a good soul cleansing and confess that January is not my favorite month of the year. At the beginning of each year, a certain resident in our home begins acting like an angel and starts harping about a diet. But, not just a diet. I could take that, I think. Rather, my diet. What my diet has to do with her is a question I have yet to ask. One of my New Years resolutions is to ask no question I do not want to hear the answer. Believe me when I say ignorance is bliss. The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage is a health nut, whereas, I am just a plain nut with lots of fudge icing on the top. As nuts are concerned, I prefer nuts with fudge icing. Every year right after Christmas and before the New Year comes in, my wife and I have this conversation about the upcoming diet. I need to correct myself here. When I use the word conversation, I probably should use the word monologue. When it comes to diets, I have absolutely nothing to say. My wife on the other hand, has plenty to say and when she is saying it to me, she holds nothing back. When it comes to diets and dieting, I have my own ideas about the whole matter. I do not see myself as fat, just post-thin. For arguments sake, lets say I am fat. I take refuge in the Bible along this line, which says, All the fat is the Lords (Leviticus 4:16b KJV). If I was to argue with my wife, which I promise you I am not going to, I could lay all of the blame about my being post-thin on her. I have pictures to prove my point. Before we got married, I was very thin. Now look at me! I dont have to draw a picture for you, do I? Along this line of diets, I think I am doing rather well. I have come up with ideas that have made me quite comfortable along this line. Last week I bought a dress shirt and brought it home. When I tried it on it was three sizes too big for me making me look rather thin. I love that shirt. That shirt was made for people like me. Every time I wear that shirt in public somebody usually says, You mustve lost a lot of weight. I just smile. I have other shirts in my closet that have brought me no end of grief. Here is what I want to know. Why do my shirts get thin but I dont? After all, we go to the same places and eat at the same restaurants. There is something here I believe I am missing! Whenever I am off on a trip somewhere my wife always says just as I leave, Make sure that you watch what you eat while youre away. I am delighted to report to her or anybody else who will listen that I always watch what I eat. After all, I would hate to take a bite of broccoli by mistake. Therefore, I watch every bite I eat to make sure it is as delicious as possible. My wife is always encouraging me to eat more fruit. I believe fruit is a matter of personal opinion and preference. My wife believes that bananas are fruit. I, on the other hand, believe that a banana split is fruit. My wife has the idea that an Apple a day keeps the doctor away. I have a different slant on that idea. I believe an Apple Fritter a day keeps everybody away. When it comes to salads, my wife is the crowned queen of salads. She has a golden touch when it comes to making salads. If I am not careful, she will serve me a salad three times a day. Another thing I need to watch out for with her salads. Occasionally, she will try to slip in some form of broccoli. For some unknown reason she believes broccoli is the panacea for all ills nutritionally. As diets come and go, my diets usually go without leaving a trace behind them. Years ago, I got serious about a diet and was determined to lose 25 pounds of ugly fat. Much to my chagrin, I lost the other fat instead. Now look at me! The diet phase is beginning to run its course as we come to the close of January. Toward the end of January, my lovely bride begins thinking of Valentines Day. For me, whatever gets her attention off my diet is good news any day of the week. I suppose it is true what people say that you are what you eat. I further suppose that it is important to eat the right things. Not only is that true physically but also spiritually. The Bible has something to say about this. As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby (1 Peter 2:1 KJV). Nothing is more important in my daily routine than feasting on the Word of God. I may not do very well on my physical diet, but I do take special care about my spiritual diet. 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 1-866-5522543 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com. Out to Pastor Rev. James Snyder My New Years diet fits me to a t-shirt RELIGION 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. 26: Mens Prayer Group: 8 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 27: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28: Bible Study, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29: Womens Crafts and Fellowship, 9 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31: Prayer and Praise Group, 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2: 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. Friendship Baptist ChurchOn Sunday, Jan. 27, services at Friendship Baptist Church will begin with Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. Adult classes will be taught by Bill Wallett and Mrs. Linda Brown. The Morning Worship Service is at10:45 with Pastor Randall Brown bringing a challenging Bible message, and Mrs. Linda Brown leding the choir and special music. The annual business meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday. The Mens Prayer Meeting will be on Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. Ronnie Warren, speaker and soloist, will be the special guest on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Friendship Baptist Church is at 9510 S.W. 105th St., off State Road 200. The church phone is 352-237-2644. PLEASESEERELIGION PAGE11 A ccording to the Internet site, Bizarre, Crazy, Silly Unknown Holidays, this is Healthy Weight Week and Hunt for Happiness Week. Somehow the two seem related. Different viewpointA woman was standing nude and looking in the bedroom mirror. She was not happy with what she saw and said to her husband, I feel horrible; I look old, fat and ugly. I really need you to pay me a compliment. The husband replied, Your eyesights almost perfect. Keep healthySally couldnt muster the willpower to lose unwanted pounds. One day, watching a svelte friend walking up the driveway, she lamented, Lindas so skinny it makes me sick. If it bothers you, her mother suggested, why dont you do something about it? Good idea, Mom, she replied. Turning to her friend, she called out, Hey, Linda, have a piece of chocolate cake. Chicken?Mary and her sister have weight problems and are always sharing diet tips. One day her sister was showing her a low-fat cookbook and pointed out a chicken dish she had tried the night before. Reading the ingredients, Mary commented, It looks like it would taste really bland. It did, her sister replied, until I added cheese and sour cream. Heard around the CorridorI do have flabby thighs, but fortunately my stomach covers them. Every time I start thinking too much about how I look, I just find a Happy Hour. By the time I leave I look just fine. Dieting is a way to make the ends justify the jeans. I stopped buying natural foods when I found out that eighty percent of people die from natural causes. This is Healthy Weight and Happiness Week(s) PLEASESEEPUN PAGE26 Pun Alley Dick Frank 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. 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 GOLDEN CORRAL 2111 SW College Road Tue. Feb. 12 11:00 AM Lunch 000DUC1 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 000DOOY 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 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 000DT60 9330 SW 105th St., Ocala, FL 34481 854-9550 www.ocalawestumc.com 100th Ave. SW 105th St SW 110th St 484 Marion Oaks Library SW 103rd St Pine Run O T O W 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 Traditional Worship 8:00 & 11:00 A.M. Casual & Contemporary 9:30 A.M. CHRISTIAN LIFE ASSEMBLY Proclaiming Good News SERVICES Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Sunday Morning Service 10:45 a.m. Sunday Evening Service 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. 000DNZC Everyone is welcome Thomas Markham, Pastor 352-237-6950 9644 SW Hwy. 484, Ocala (Near State Road 200) 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 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 000DT3J 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 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 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 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 000DP93 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 Wednesday 6:30 PM Children/Student Ministries 6:30 PM Mid-Week Bible Study www.collegeroad.org 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 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 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 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 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 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 S OUTH M ARION C ITIZEN D IRECTORY A SK FOR M ICHEL N ORTHSEA AT 854-3986 The Reason to Believe... Worship Call to 711195

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Media (newspapers, TV and radio news) are mostly dominated by leftleaning writers and newscasters who present the liberal side and play-down or ignore the conservative one. Uninformed and impressionable people believe whatever they are told by the media ... they assume that media people are experts; that they must be telling the truth. Religious ideas arent consistent with liberal policies abortion being one. These policies are driving Americans further from God. Family-values are gradually deteriorating; our young people are not always given religious direction: either from their parents and/or because legislation in many instances prohibits it by their educators. And the list goes on: the unions; the courts; our Constitution which while not a liberal doctrine is being largely bypassed by the current administration. Some far-lefters say that the Constitution is obsolete; that it no longer meets Americas needs. What they are really saying is: The Constitution restricts our ability to freely implement our socialist agenda. This smoke and mirrors environment is not healthy for America. Thankfully, we have God and righteousness on our side. If we continue to pray, actively defend our beliefs, and continue doing and saying virtuous things we will prevail. Joe OHara Ocala Sensible gun lawsCommon sense can win a discussion if you think through the issue of who can and who should be able to won a gun. The Second Amendment is as strong as ever and our government supports the rights of its citizens to own and use firearms. The far right and the NRA are shouting as loud as they can to whoever will listen that the president wants to eliminate the Second Amendment and take away all guns from its citizens A thinking person can understand that the government is not trying to take guns away from responsible gun owners as Fox News, Rush Limbaugh and most of the Republicans in Congress are claiming. There are those in responsible positions in our government who are saying that the gun problem is complex and multi-faceted but they are just clouding the issue to win support for their position. The truth is that the president is proposing a ban on assault weapons and gun clips that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition. Who needs a military style assault weapon strapped on their shoulder to show how tough they are? These people are promoting actions against the safety of our children. There are those on the right who believe that suggesting gun control is an impeachable offense. There should be no place in America that these politicians can hide who will not vote to protect Americans. There are some things that Congress can do to safeguard our country such a background checks on anyone before they can purchase any kind of weapon. We should not be afraid to go shopping, walk the streets, go to ball games and in other words to be free to live our lives the way we want to. Our children should be safe to attend school with minimal care such keeping all doors and windows locked from the inside and possibly cameras on the buildings the same as super markets and shopping malls have. The government can pass laws to buy back these assault weapons and large ammo clips for those willing to turn in these weapons to proper authorities. The time has come to be serious about this man made problem that we face in todays world. Jerry Segovis Ocala Sensible Gun ControlIt is time to apply a comprehensive approach to reduce if not end the gunrelated violence that we all agree is killing our families and friends and making us feel unsafe. Its true that guns dont kill people, people kill people, but people with guns can kill people including themselves more effectively. We know that states with low gun ownership rates and strong gun laws (New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts) have the lowest rates of firearm-related deaths, and that states with higher rates of gun ownership and weak gun laws (Louisiana, Wyoming, Mississippi) rank first in the nation for gun deaths. We need to recognize that guns are weapons, and unrestricted access to them undermines public safety. We also need to recognize that a tiny minority of people are responsible for the vast majority of gun violence, and so we must seek realistic ways to reduce access to firearms for those at risk of harming themselves or others. We must provide appropriate mental health and substance abuse prevention and treatment services. Finally, we need to recognize that the current violence and suffering are largely preventable. With sustained effort, we can shape our policies to better balance individual rights with our collective interest in public safety. Gerard Chapdelaine Oak RunGun controlStarting with and including the 1991 Lubys massacre in Killeen, Texas, through the one in Connecticut last month, almost all of the mass shootings have one common characteristic. They were done in gun-free zones, where law-abiding citizens are not allowed to carry firearms. Criminals and crazies, who dont give a hoot about gun laws, know to go there to perform their murderous acts. One goal of the New World Order movement, including Obama, is to take guns away from all private citizens. They realize they cant do it in one fell swoop, so they take baby steps toward their goal. Obamas latest proposals are part of that. Al Shumard Pine Run LETTERSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 Saturday, March 2 Palm Cay garage salesCommunity-wide garage sales will be held at Palm Cay on Saturday, March 2, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The gates will be open to the public. A hot dog lunch will be available at the Oasis fro a nominal fee. Palm Cay is on State Road 200 just two blocks west of 103rd Street Road.Saturday, March 9 Concer t a t F irs t Congrega t ional The Southern Express 18-piece Big Band will be performing at First Congregational United Church of Christ on Saturday, March 9 at 6 p.m. This is a fundraiser for the church; tickets are $10 and are available at the church office, 7171 SW State Road 200, 352-237-3035 or contact Dave at 352-8677967. Refreshments will be available at intermission.Saturday, March 16 L ooking f or vendors Come join us on March 16 at Oak Runs annual Plant Sale and Craft Show. There are tables available inside the Orchid Club for $15 per table. The show will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. We will have entertainment and food available. Please call Patricia Callahan 352-484-0895) or Sharon Cariglio 315-383-2138) for more information. Our proceeds are donated to CCF s Horticulture Scholarship program. Run w alk f or U ni t ed W ay United Way of Marion Countys high school youth program is hosting a St. Patricks Day 5K run/walk on Saturday, March 16, at 8 a.m. downtown at Ocala City Hall to benefit the United Way. Entry fee is $20 before Monday, March 11 and $25 afterward. Race forms can be downloaded at www.uwmc.org or participants can register at Active.com. Sponsorships are still available. For more information, call Tina Banner at 352-732-9696. Saturday, April 20 Helping Hands race w alk f un runHelping Hands is having its inaugural 5K race, a 1 mile walk, and a Kids Fun Run, on April 20th at the Baseline Road Trailhead (Florida Greenway). Its a family event featuring complimentary food, snacks, drinks, music, exhibits, and raffle prizes. Individual and group awards will be given out to winners. The cost for adults is $20 for pre-registration, youth $15, and the childrens Fun Run (10 years or younger) is free. Top quality event shirts are free to the first 200 registrants. All the proceeds go to helping local men, women, and children in need. Registration, sponsorships, and detailed information is available on our website at www.helpinghandsocala.org or call Holly Miley at 352732-4464. Ongoing Civic Chorale o ff ers scholarship The Marion Civic Chorale is offering the Grat L. Rosazza Scholarship to an area student with musical talent. The $ 500 scholarship is open to high school and community college students who are continuing their education in vocal music, music education or musical theatre. The winner will perform with the chorale during one of the spring concerts and will be awarded the scholarship at that time. Application deadline is April 2. For further information, visit the chorales web site at marioncivicchorale@tripod.com or contact Judy Crooks at 352-812-0666, or e-mail Jillvw50@gmail.com.Reading V olun t eer Group Love to read? Love kids? Our Reading Volunteer Group is looking for enthusiastic people to visit two of our local elementary schools and read to the lower grades. It would only take up about an hour of your time, six mornings a year each (Tuesdays and Wednesdays) at Sunrise and Marion Oaks Elementary schools. The books are selected by the teacher at the grade level you want, and you are escorted by two of the children to their classroom. Having the children around you engaged and anticipating the next page, discussing the book, sharing the pictures, and just being with them is a truly rewarding experience. Through our efforts we hope to instill in them a love of reading while opening up new horizons and adventures in the wonderful world of books. Call Addie Bambridge at 352-533-8666 to sign up or for more information. 352-216-9800 Lic./Ins. 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Friday, January 25, 2013 ~ 25 www.smcitizen.com P eriodic killing rampages stir outbreaks of political grandstanding about gun control. Predictably, the murder of 20 children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, was followed by sincere expressions of sadness and calls for prevention of similar tragedies by as many politicians as were able to find a camera to talk to. Gun sales have been up since the Sandy Hook carnage. Nearly half of all adult males now own a firearm. Seventy-five percent of Americans who dont own guns accept that its OK for others to have weapons for self-defense and family protection. In response to the Sandy Hook tragedy, President Obama appointed a committee headed by Vice President Joe Biden to make prompt recommendations aimed at preventing such carnages. In the course of the committees promptness, it was revealed that the president had already made up his mind that three particular actions are necessary to curtail gun violence -a ban on assault weapons, limitation of high-capacity ammunition magazines, and universal background checks for gun buyers. The presidents well-intentioned necessaries might be no more than inconveniences for would-be killers, who tend to be clever, not stupid. They would likely steal weapons, or buy them in the underground market. Although the number of background checks has risen slightly in recent years, the Brady Campaign To Prevent Gun Violence says 40 percent of gun sales are still made without researching the buyers. If Congress cant agree on background screening for all gun buyers, they should reread the Second Amendment. Its a toss-up whether Congress will ban assault weapons again or regulate high-capacity ammo magazines. A prior ban was voted in 1994 and allowed to expire in 2004. Gun organization lobbyists may have more congressional leverage than the president. Among the suggested actions which would not require congressional approval are a campaign for safe and responsible gun-ownership, a national dialogue on mental health problems related to violence, and research by the Centers for Disease Control into causes of gun violence. The rest of the Biden Committee recommendations are directions to federal agencies to energize existing powers which might help the presidents prevention program, including release of federal data to background checkers; helping states to do the same; providing more guidance to licensed gun dealers; disseminating information on lost and stolen guns; and developing model plans for safety in schools and churches. We give the president an A for compassionate handling of the Sandy Hook tragedy, a B for the delay in appointing the Biden Committee, and another A for political aptitude in grasping an opportunity to pursue one of his second-term goals gun control. It remains to be seen whether the President will accomplish anything through the recommendations of the Biden Committee, or it will go the way of SimpsonBowles debt and deficit committee -just another grandstanding political gesture. On thing is certain. Mr. Obama continues to demonstrate political astuteness in a class with Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Bill Clinton. www.smcitizen.com 8 ~ Friday, January 25, 2013 T he sign greets you as you head west on State Road 200 from Pine Avenue, and tells you that traffic signals are in a new pattern. Weve seen this before, and its never worked. But this time, all went well. On Thursday morning, about 7:30, I made the turn and saw the sign. I headed west. I didnt stop until I got all the way out to 60th Avenue, which, as it usually does, threw a red light at me. But still, thats pretty good, getting past the 27th Avenue intersection, past the mall, past the Interstate, past Heath Brook, all the way to 60th. Maybe the city is finally making progress. Of course, it would be nice if the county would follow suit. The day before, Wednesday afternoon, I pulled out of the office on to 200 and headed east. I got the red light at 103rd and waited. It turned green and I headed toward 80th where I got another red light. When that light changed, I headed east and got the next red light, at 90th (by Lowes). Then I headed east at got the next red light, at Marion Landing and Queen of Peace. Now when you get the first red light, thats OK, but when you then get a green light and go exactly on the speed limit, shouldnt you get green lights all the way down the street? Thats what the city is trying to do. Hopefully, others will follow. By the way, the question came up in a discussion with someone recently, asking when you go out on State Road 200, are you going west or south, since the road runs in a northeast to southwest direction as it passes through the corridor. A lot of people arent aware of it, but theres an American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials that sets the standard, and its not simple. Roads going east and west end in an even number. and roads going north and south end in an odd number. Roads considered through highways end in either a 1 or a 0. In the Interstate system, the low numbers start in the south. Interstate 10 goes through north Florida, Interstate 20 goes through Atlanta, etc. Heres where it gets confusing. In Florida and other states, the state highways have the lower number in the north. State Road 10 (also U.S. 90) runs through Lake City. State Road 20 runs through Gainesville, State Road 40 through Ocala, State Road 50 through Orlando, etc. The north-south highways have a similar problem. The Interstate low numbers are in the west: I-5 runs up the coast of California, I-95 is in Florida. But the U.S. Highway system is the opposite. U.S. 1 is on the east coast of Florida, U.S. 101 is on the coast of California. Confused yet? Think of people who drive for a living, such as truck drivers. Anyhow, back to the original question. State Road 200 technically runs east and west, so thats what we have to live with. For the next problem, well discuss Marion Countys designation of streets, avenues, courts, lanes, terraces, etc. On second thought, thats too much to absorb for one day.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. I n a nation where the words race fans assume either the pounding of hooves at the horse races or the roar of the engines at NASCAR tracks, its a stark contrast when people attend bicycle races. Its the sound of silence as bikes quietly zip along the streets where the race is being held. The silence of the sordid side of bicycle racing was broken last week when Lance Armstrong, seven-time Tour de France winner and Olympic silver medalist, sat down for an interview with Oprah Winfrey. Now stripped of all his titles, Armstrong admitted that he was doping by taking banned substances during his racing career. The medications are called performance enhancing drugs, or PEDs, and their use is evidently widespread. Its been an issue in professional baseball for years, and only recently the Hall of Fame voters refused to admit anyone into that hallowed institution, despite the presence of the all-time home run leader and a seventime Cy Young award pitcher on the ballot. We all know why. It would therefore seem certain that Armstrong would be ostracized by people all across the nation, especially after he admitted he was lying when he sued people for accusing him of taking the enhancements, even though they were telling the truth. But its not that easy. For all the ill will Armstrong has generated in the past week, it cannot be denied that, being a cancer survivor, he has helped many, many others with the disease through his organization called Livestrong. He recently stepped down as head of that group. Most sports fans are familiar with Jim Valvano, the late North Carolina State basketball coach whose message during his final years of a battle with cancer still resonates in replays of a famous speech he once gave. The Jimmy V Foundation raises funds for cancer research, and is a popular charity throughout the sports world. Livestrong does not do the same thing. It reaches out to people who already have cancer, trying to improve their lives as they battle against the disease. It would be a shame if Armstrongs admitted indiscretions cause this organization to lose funding. When someone openly deceives the public, its generally some innocent victims that pay the price. In Armstrongs case, some of the innocent victims were those who were sued by him for speaking the truth, but if Livestrong is hurt, the list will also include all those who could be helped by this group. So condemn Armstrong all you want, but remember that his organization can still help a lot of people out there with cancer. Dont let them become collateral damage in the fallout against a cheating bicycle racer.S UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Armstrongs group still helps victims Trying to make the 200 trip easier Jim Flynn Columnist Gunning for a long shot from Congress Jim Clark Editor READER OPINIONS INVITED LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Smoke and mirrorsConservatives and liberals maintain an ongoing dialogue. Their ideas and opinions often differ sometimes greatly but they keep exchanging thoughts and ideas which allow them to reasonably debate one anothers views. But, when a proposal is made that will benefit most people conservative, liberal, independent extremist-loons scurry to find ways to muddy the waters by making disparaging statements that have nothing to do with the proposal. And, God forbid, they should make an effort to suggest ways to make the proposal even more beneficial. Another extremist ploy is to perpetuate myths such as: Republican policies benefit only the very wealthy; Conservatives oppose healthcare reform. But dont ask them to back up these myths ... they cant. Its apparent that one of their goals is to facilitate chaos by spreading deception and misinformation. This chaos is magnified even more because the culture we live in is a liberally top-heavy one. 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Friday, January 25, 2013 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 26 ~ Friday, January 25, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Wednesday, Feb. 13 Spring soccer signup at Joy Joy Evangelical Lutheran Church is now ready for some spring soccer! They are looking for boys and girls from kindergarten through 6th grade to register for this fun and encouraging sports experience. Players may register at the church office beginning Wednesday, Feb. 13 through Saturday, Feb. 16 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The registration fee is $65 per child, which includes a reversible jersey, water bottle, socks, car magnet and an end-of-season reward. Scholarships are available. All players must attend one soccer evaluation that promotes equal and competitive teams as well as a substitution system, to complete the registration process Practice begins Tuesday, Feb. 26 and Thursday, Feb. 28. The first game is scheduled for Saturday, March 9. All events will occur at Hope Field at Joy Lutheran Church. So get your child registered to learn the skills of the game and an opportunity to experience good sportsmanship. Volunteers are needed to help with coaching, registering the participants and organizing the players. For more information, contact Pastor Ed Holloway at 352-854-4509 ext. 223, or Fran Johnson at 352-8544509 ext. 221. Joy Evangelical Lutheran Church is at 7045 S.W. 83rd Place at State Road 200, Ocala. Saturday, Feb. 16 13th annual Horses for Hospice Trail RideHospice of Marion County, Inc. will hold its 13th annual Horses for Hospice Trail Ride on Saturday, Feb. 16, on the Central Florida Greenway at the Florida Horse Park in Ocala. This years ride is in memory of Wayne Vaught, beloved Cross Florida Greenway enthusiast and former Trail Ride chairman. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the first ride leaves at 9:15 a.m. Riders travel from as far as Jacksonville and Tampa to spend 2-3 hours on the trail. Following the ride, participants can enjoy lunch by Tommys BBQ, live entertainment by Bordertown, and door prizes. Proceeds from this event will benefit Patient Care Programs. The minimum donation to ride is $30. Wagons are welcome; $30 for driver and $10 per passenger. Horse lovers who are unable to ride may purchase a $10 ticket to enjoy lunch and entertainment. For more information or to register, call 352854-5218. Home Improvement Expo Mark your calendars for the fifth annual Home Improvement Expo on Saturday, Feb. 16, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Circle Square Cultural Center! The event is sponsored by On Top of the World Communities and World Home Improvements. Browse through the dozens of exhibitor booths and visit with experts from a wide variety of trades in the home improvement industry including; home solar, screen room enclosures, windows and flooring, the latest in home entertainment, single room or total home renovation, home security and much more. Numerous companies will fill the Circle Square Cultural Center with different ideas for enhancing homes and showcasing concepts for home improvements from standard remodeling and landscaping to complete reconstruction. This is a free event and open to the public. Visitors to the Home Improvement Expo will be treated to giveaways, door prizes and vendor gifts, along with loads of information and ideas for improving their home. The Circle Square Cultural Center is at 8395 S.W. 80th St. For more information, visit the website at www.CSCulturalCenter.com or call Theresa Fields at 352-854-8707 ext. 7530. Sunday, Feb. 17 Chuck Wagon Gang at Christs ChurchBack by popular demand the number one Gospel Group of all time, entering its 75th year of singing the old songs, The Chuck Wagon Gang appears Sunday, Feb. 17, 5 p.m. This mixed quartet has continuously recorded what has come to be known as grass roots Gospel music, recording over 800 songs and selling 40 million records worldwide. Many of the original songs are still being sung at their concerts across America. Admission is free; a love offering will be taken. Christs Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, www.ccomc.org/.Monday, Feb. 18 Marion Oaks Democrats to meet The next meeting of the Marion Oaks Democratic Club will be Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Marion Oaks Community Center, Building B. The club met on Dec. 17 to prepare for 2013. The discussion centered around the election of officers to carry on the work with the intensity of the past few months. The mid-term elections were mentioned as well as the need to maintain our interest and involvement in local and national issues that affects us all. New officers will be determined in our February meeting. Another topic of interest was the success of our end of year victory party held early in December. Approximately 160 individuals came to eat, dance and share experiences. A good time was had by all! Everyone was reminded about the bus trip to the inauguration ceremony for President Obama. Come and join us in February, we can always find room for more members. Tuesday, Feb. 26 Auditions for Over 55 talent showActive adults 55+ from all over Florida are invited on stage to audition for the fourth annual The World Has Talent 55+ talent show on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at Ocalas Circle Square Cultural Center. Judges will choose several top acts that will then perform at The World Has Talent 55+ Talent Show at the Cultural Center on Saturday, May 11, where they will compete for a chance to win the $500 first place, $250 second place and $150 third place prizes! Auditions will be held on Feb. 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Circle Square Cultural Center, 8395 S.W. 80th St., Ocala. For more information visit www.CSCulturalCenter.com, call 352-854-3670 or e-mail ticketsales@cscultrualcenter.com. More on Page 24 Nancy Menk as a soloist for the performance. Lauren will sing the fifth movement, entitled Ballad: Second Verse & Refrain. He noted that this recognition makes our selection of Lauren for our annual scholarship even more gratifying. Ms Wilson responded to the honor, saying This is truly a dream come true. Being selected to sing a solo and perform the amazing Bluegrass Mass is an experience I will always treasure. In anticipation of the Carnegie Hall performance, the Patriot Singers and the Marion Civic Chorale will perform the work on Feb. 8 at CFs Charles R. Dassance Performing Arts Center, 3001 S.W. College Road, Ocala. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 and all proceeds will go toward the trip. For tickets, call 352-873-5810 or visit tickets.cf.edu. CARNEGIECONTINUED FROM PAGE 21 Ice Cream & Gifts Ice Cream & Gifts has opened in Jasmine at Suite 116. The new store owners say they are the only Hershey Ice Cream store in Ocala. They have 16 flavors available, hand dipped, one sugar free and one yogurt. They also have specialty waffle cones dipped in chocolate and sprinkles. The store is open Monday through Saturday from noon to 8 p.m. and Sunday from1 to 6 p.m. Shown behind the counter are Bill and Debbie Dean Tomashek and in front is customer Gene Hester. All I ask is a chance to prove that money cant make me happy. I wont eat organic foods. I need all the preservatives I can get. The advantage of exercising every day is so when you die, theyll say, He looks good doesnt he. A diet is when you have to go to some length to change your width. I joined a health club last year and spent about 400 bucks. I havent lost a pound. Apparently you have to go there. Dieters live life in the fasting lane. An airline made all the happy people sit at the back and the sad ones sit at the front. They wanted to avoid having any tails of woe. Old dieters never die; they just waist away. When life hands you lemons, ask for a bottle of tequila and salt. Ill have three pieces of pie, and a diet Pepsi. Im so efficient that I finished my twoweek diet in three days. If at first you dont recede, diet, diet again. Cowardly AdviceFarmer Joness cows had recently stopped giving good milk. So, he went around asking for advice, and someone told him that happy cows give good milk. Every morning he would tell jokes to his cows and they would all laugh. Everyone else thought that the jokes were pretty stupid. Because of this, his cows became the laughing stock of the town. Happy mealsNeeding to shed a few pounds, Ruth and her husband went on a diet that had specific recipes for each meal of the day. She followed the instructions closely, dividing the finished recipe in half for their individual plates. They felt terrific and thought the diet was wonderful because they never felt hungry. But when they realized they were gaining weight, not losing it, Ruth checked the recipes again. There, in fine print, was Serves 6.Weight a minuteA woman was concerned about the long delay she always endured at her doctors office. One day, when her name was finally called, she was asked to step on the scale. I need to get your weight today, said the nurse. Without a moments hesitation, the woman replied, One hour and 5 minutes! Eat more vegetablesCows eat hay and corn. These are vegetables. So a steak is nothing more than an efficient mechanism of delivering vegetables to your system. Consider beer and wine. As we all know, scientists divide everything in the world into the three categories of animal, mineral, and vegetable. Beer and wine are not animal, and they are not mineral, so that only leaves one thing, right? My advice: Have a burger and a beer and enjoy your liquid vegetables. Dick and his wife Jane live in Oak Run. Tai Chi demonstration On Jan 15, Master the Possibilities at On Top of the World had a class and demonstration by Peter Gryffin on Tai Chi. After the lecture and demonstration the students went outside for practice enjoying the warm air. His web site https://google.com/site/essentialtaichi/ is intended to help people gain a better understanding for using Tai Chi for health. Classes are held at the Arbor club on Thursdays at 9 a.m. Peter's e-mail address is pgryffin.ufl@gmail.com PHOTOS BY MIKE ROPPELAbove, the class went outside to practice the Tai Chi exercises for about one hour as the weatherman was very cooperative. Below, Peter is using a collapsable sword in this exercise. PUN CONTINUED FROM PAGE 23 0 0 0 D I V 7 000DIV7 5185 A W. Dunnellon Rd. Dunnellon (352) 489-8040 TERMITE & PEST CONTROL STAR G O T T E R M I T E S ? GOT TERMITES? 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Friday, January 25, 2013 ~ 27 www.smcitizen.com 6 ~ Friday, January 25, 2013 www.smcitizen.com 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 Is Your Hearing Difficulty Earwax Buildup or Something More Serious? FREE Test Dates are available from Jan. 25 Feb. 1, 2013 Using a miniature video otoscope, well painlessly look inside your ear canal and show it on a monitor and you can watch along! Your Video Otoscope exam may reveal such common problems as: Excessive ear wax Damage to your eardrum Visible obstruction in the ear canal Other conditions which may make it difficult for you to hear clearly Video Otoscope exams are FREE during this event! Annual Hearing Test: SMART Annual Hearing Test: GENIUS Free 000DOF8 If you want to pay more for better hearing... THATS YOUR BUSINESS! If you want to pay LESS... THATS OUR BUSINESS! You may qualify for FREE Rechargeable Hearing Aids (no need to change batteries!) ACT TODAY! ATTENTION FEDERAL WORKERS AND RETIREES 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. VISION PROBLEMS? Get An Eye Exam. HEARING LOSS? Turn up the T.V. Tell people to speak up Dont answer the phone. Stay out of restaurants. Dont go to movies. Avoid socializing. 000DPZW

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Friday, January 25, 2013 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 28 ~ Friday, January 25, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Saturday, Feb. 2 Historical Novel Society to meet At the Feb. 2 meeting of the Florida Chapter of the Historical Novel Society, Rick Seymour will use Christopher Voglers The Writers Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers to guide us in exploring the heros journey, by providing examples from Enders Game, Harry Potter, Terminator, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and The Matrix The meeting will continue with a presentation by Carol Megge on How to Start Writing a Novel. Handouts will be provided that cover examples of character development, motivation and goals. FCHNS meets at 1 p.m. on the first Saturday of every month in the Community Room of the Central Ridge Library, 425 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Beverly Hills. Everyone is welcome. For more information call Marian Fox at 352-7260162 or visit our website www.fchns.org.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 to entertain you. 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. Wear a costume, bring beads and enjoy music by The Bavarians! Bring your own snacks and beverages. 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. in Ocala. 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 further information, call the church at 352-2374633. Sunday, Feb. 10 Vocal soloist to appearThe Marion Chamber Music Society will present vocal soloist Stephen Saxon on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 3 p.m. at Queen of Peace Church, 6455 S.W. State Road 200. He will be performing a variety of favorite arias and light classics to include Kerns audience favorite, Old Man River. All Marion Chamber Music concerts are free to the public; donations greatly appreciated. Saxon has soloed all over the world with prestigious orchestras and conductors to include Slatkin and Abbado in impressive works by composers such as Mahler, Handel, Beethoven, Brahms and premier works as well as lighter classical music and shows. In addition to his exceptional talent as a vocalist, he also is a virtuoso violinist and classical guitarist. His talent not limited to music, he is a retired Professor Emeritus, Department of Mathematics, University of Florida. For more information, call 352-867-1340. Decca hosts Oak Run residentsOak Run residents are invited to We Love Oak Run, a community and customer appreciation celebration sponsored by Decca Real Estate Corp., on Sunday, Feb. 10, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Bella Cucina Restaurant in Oak Run. Dessert and beverages will be served, and those attending can enter to win door prizes. For more information, call 352-854-8787.Opera Theatre, Ocala Symphony show The UF Opera Theatre Workshop and the Ocala Symphony Orchestra present Opera Noir Mozarts The Impresario and Purcells dido and Aeneas on Sunday, Feb. 10 at Ocalas Circle Square Cultural Center. The UF Opera Theatre Workshop transforms two operatic standards into staged versions of film classics while the talented vocal performers from the UF School of Music graduate and undergraduate music programs make up the cast and are under the direction of Dr. Anthony Offerle and Maestro Mathew Wardell conducts the Ocala Symphony Orchestra in the joint production! Mozarts hilarious one-act opera The Impresario discovers a new attitude as the characters channel their inner Casablanca and the onstage audience comments enthusiastically as they enjoy the stormy new silver screen hit, Dido and Aeneas! Tickets for this special show are $15 for general admission seating. Dont miss this joint production featuring the Ocala Symphony Orchestra and the UF Opera Theatre Workshop on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 2 p.m. Doors at the Circle Square Cultural Center, 8395 S.W. 80th St., Ocala will open at 1 p.m. For a full list of shows, events and concerts and to purchase tickets, please visit www.csculturalcenter.com or call 352-854-3670. More on Page 7 000DRX5 J o h n & B r e n d a H a y n e s 2 3 7 4 3 4 3 o r 8 9 5 3 0 2 7 00091SZ EACH OFFICE IS INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED Proud To Be Your Neighborhood Realtor O P E N 7 D A Y S 0009B5C M a r g a r e t O r l a n d o 2 3 7 4 3 4 3 M a r y e l l e n C o t t e n 2 6 6 4 8 4 9 D a w n & B o b P e r i n c h i e f 5 7 2 6 1 1 9 B i l l A k e r 2 9 9 4 5 7 1 J i m M c I n t y r e 3 6 2 0 7 8 8 L y n n e K a m p f 2 0 9 8 9 1 4 S t e v e R u d m i n a s 8 7 5 8 3 1 0 L o r i K o v a l e n k o 5 0 2 0 6 0 2 E R A B I G S U N R E A L T Y ERA BIG SUN REALTY bigsunrealty.com see our website for virtual tours 7454 SW SR 200 OCALA, FLORIDA 34476 1800-229-2943 ~ Toll-Free, (352) 237-4343 LOCATED ACROSS FROM HWY. 200 LOWES 000DSN2 PLEASE PRESENT THIS AD TO GUARD AT GATE OPEN HOUSE 10299 SW 62ND TERRACE ROAD For more information, go to www.bigsunrealty.com, click on Open Houses CLEAN AND PRISTINE HOME IN CHERRY 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 10299 SW 62ND TERRACE ROAD DIRECTIONS: Hwy. 200 West to 60th Ave. and go to 103rd St. Rd., T/R @ 62nd Ct. (Cherry Wood Ent.), T/R @ 62nd Terr. Rd., house on right. PLEASE PRESENT THIS AD TO GUARD AT GATE OPEN HOUSE 9678 SW 99TH AVENUE For more information, go to www.bigsunrealty.com, click on Open Houses BETTER THAN NEW! 2 bdrms, 2 baths, 1.5 oversized car garage, large vinyl enclosed lanai overlooking private fenced in backyard. All new stainless steel appliances, new washer, dryer, new A/C inside & out, freshly painted inside & out, new toilets in both baths, new tile flooring & carpeting. Too much to mention! MLS#384790/BH/HAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . $59,900 9678 SW 99TH AVENUE DIRECTIONS: SW Hwy. 200 to OTOW main ent., T/L 98th Ave., T/R 99th Ave., home on left. NEAT, CLEAN 2 bdrm, 2 bath home with 2 car garage, split bdrm plan, kitchen, living rm., dining rm., open plan. Great lanai looks out on open space, roof A/C newer fridge, range, washer & dryer. MLS#384625/BA/ENG . . . . . . . $54,900 CORNER LOT END UNIT VILLA. 2/2/2 with rocking chair front porch overlooks the park-like setting. Close to main gate for easy shopping. Combine living/dining rms., kitchen and family rm. for great entertaining. Golf cart included! This home is As Is with right to inspect. MLS#384640/LBK/LAW . . . $52,000 END UNIT VILLA that has the H&R Club as your backyard view. 2/2/2 with study/den, Fl rm. under heat/AC, large living/dining rm. with cathedral ceiling, split bedroom plan and wood laminate floors thru-out. Must see theres simply too much to mention. MLS#382937/LBK/RAN . . . $84,500 HANDYMAN SPECIAL WITH LOTS OF POTENTIAL in established neighborhood 3/2 on .25 acre. Convenient location. See it today! MLS#375254/DP/MUL . . $54,500 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 CLOSE TO ORCHID CLUB IN OAK RUN! Partially furnished 2/2/1 with newer roof as well as A/C. Breakfast bar in kitchen. View of tennis courts right outside the back windows. Come take a look! MOTIVATED SELLER BRING OFFERS! MLS#373493/LK/DIG . . . . . . . . . $69,900 LOVELY VILLA 2/2/2 COURTYARD HOME that is really roomy and well maintained. It features eat-in kitchen with skylight. Enclosed lanai for office or den. Newer heat/AC 2009, tile and carpet thru-out. Enjoy entertaining in the large courtyard. A well maintained lot and offers exterior maintenance. Certain furnishings available for purchase. MLS#378154/LBK/SCH . $94,500 MOVE-IN CONDITION This 2/2/2 with library home has many upgrades including: newer appliances, quartz counte top in kitchen w/tiled back splash, windows replaced w/dbl pane thru-out, new heat & air 2012, newer carpet, solar tubes galore which makes this beautiful home light & bright. And so much more!! Florida room has new acrylic windows. MLS#383216/BH/SEE . $75,500 GREAT SNOWBIRD 2/2/1.5 VILLA with many upgrades, oversized one car garage, living/dining rm. combo, eat-in kitchen with snack bar, overlooking the Florida rm. under heat/AC, plus open backyard patio and rocking chair front porch. The carpet and tile are neutral colors. MLS#381226/LBK/MIL . . . . . . . $47,500 LARGE NICE END-UNIT! 2/2/2 with den/library. Tile in both baths, kitchen, family room and lanai. Covered back patio. Great retirement living with plenty of space and storage. MLS#383529/BA/GRA $73,800 EASY LIVING IN THIS 3/2/2 with pool under screen enclosure. Vaulted ceilings, plantation shutters, landscaping & much more! MLS#381405/BA/WEA . . . . . . . . . . $159,900 MUST SEE THIS 2BR 2 BA HOME with a 36 deep garage for work shop or craft area. The home features newer tile, paint, and appliances. Living and dining area, family rm., large kitchen with built-in desk and extra cabinets. There is an enclosed vinyl Fl rm. This home is move-in condition! MLS#379805/JH/NIE . . . $47,500 OPEN SUNDA Y 12:00-2:00 PM CHERR Y WOOD OPEN SUNDAY 1:00-3:00 PM ON TOP OF THE WORLD NE W LISTING OAK CREEK VILLAGE N EW LISTING ON TOP OF THE WORLD TRADEWINDS OAK RUN ON TOP OF THE WORLD ON TOP OF THE WORLD OAK RUN OAK RUN ON TOP OF THE WORLD ON TOP OF THE WORLD OAK RUN ON TOP OF THE WORLD SALE PENDING SALE PENDING

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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. 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. A grassroots effort of the Friends of the Marion Oaks Public Library, the facility initially opened as a community library through fundraising and volunteer efforts of the Friends group. 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 40 & 8 to meet The regular monthly meeting of the 40 & 8 will be Monday, Jan. 28, at 1 p.m. on the second floor of the Bank of the Ozarks building on State Road 200 at the entrance to On Top of the World. All honorably discharged veterans are welcome. Come and enjoy camaraderie and light refreshments with fellow veterans. For more information phone Ben at 352-854-0272 or Zack at 352-873-4841. 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 County Sierra Club to meet The Marion County Sierra Club will meet at the Marion County Library, 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, on Tuesday, Jan. 29, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.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. 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 Day Candler 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. Dont miss this opportunity to receive unbeatable special pricing on clubs and clothing. The club is at 8137 S.W. 90th Terrace Road in Ocala. Call 352-8619712 or visit www.CandlerHillsGolfClub.com for more information. Main library holds book saleThe Friends of the Ocala Library book sale will take place on Saturday, Feb. 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the main library on Silver Springs Boulevard. Thousands of books will be on sale, hardcovers at 50 cents and paperbacks at 25 cents. Come and browse and help the Friends continue their ongoing support of the library and its various programs. Go to friendsoftheocalalibrary.org and find out more about the Friends.Chess club to meet The chess club that formed at the Freedom Public Library meets the first Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grab your board and chess pieces and come on down. Interested persons are invited to attend for a rousing game of chess. Its your move! For more information, call Ron at 352-873-2276 Friday, January 25, 2013 ~ 29 www.smcitizen.com 4 ~ Friday, January 25, 2013 www.smcitizen.com SOUTH MARION Citizen The South Marion Citizen is a free community newspaper covering news of communities in southwest Marion County including Oak Run, Pine Run, Palm Cay, On Top of the World, Kingsland Country Estates, Countryside Farms, Marion Landing, Majestic Oaks, Hidden Lake, Woods and Meadows Estates, Paddock Farms, Saddle Oak Club, Deer Creek, Cherrywood Estates, Hardwood Trails, Candler Hills, Country Oaks, and Harvest Meadows, among others. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Citizen: If your community is listed above and the Citizen is not delivered to your home and you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 200 Corridor, call 854-3986CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481 Editor Jim Clark Circulation Barbara Jaggers Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean and Kristy Kaigan General Manager John Provost Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Deadline for classified ads :Deadline for display advertising : Tuesday 4 p.m. before publicationMonday 5 p.m. before publication READER SERVICES I want to get news in the Citizen. Call editor Jim Clark at 352-854-3986 or send by e-mail to editor@smcitizen.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Citizenoffice in Kingsland Plaza. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Member of the Community Papers of Florida A R I ES ( March 21 to A pril 19) Youre eager to take on that new opportunity opening up as January gives way to February. Now all you need to do is resist quitting early. Do your best to stay with it. T AU R U S (A pril 2 0 to May 2 0 ) Doff a bit of that careful, conservative outlook and let your brave Bovine self take a chance on meeting that new challenge. You could be surprised at how well you do. G EM INI ( May 21 to J une 2 0 ) You might not want to return to the more serious tasks facing you. But you know its what you must do. Cheer up. Something more pleasant soon will occupy your time. C AN CER (J une 21 to J uly 22) As you dutifully tidy up your end-of-themonth tasks, your fun self emerges to urge you to do something special: A trip (or a cruise, maybe?) could be just what you need. LEO (J uly 23 to A ug 22) Your achievements are admirable as you close out the month with a roar. Now you can treat yourself to some well-earned time off for fun with family or friends. (Or both!) VI R G O (A ug 23 to Sept 22) Be sure you know the facts before you assume someone is holding back on your project. Try to open your mind before you give someone a piece of it. L I BR A ( Sept 23 to Oct 22) You might feel comfortable in your familiar surroundings, but it might be time to venture into something new. Theres a challenge out there thats just right for you. SCORP I O ( Oct 23 to N ov 21) Your love of things that are new gets a big boost as you encounter a situation that opens up new and exciting vistas. How far you go with it depends on you. S AGI TT A R IU S (N ov 22 to Dec 21) That recent workplace shift might not seem to be paying off as you expected. But be patient. There are changes coming that could make a big difference. C A PR I COR N ( Dec 22 to J an 19) While few can match the Goats fiscal wizardry, you still need to be wary in your dealings. There might be a problem you should know about sooner rather than later. A Q UA R IU S (J an 2 0 to F eb 1 8 ) Easy does it when it comes to love and all the other good things in life. Dont try to force them to develop on your schedule. Best to let it happen naturally. P I SCES (F eb 19 to March 2 0 ) A surprise decision by someone you trust causes some stormy moments. But a frank discussion explains everything, and helps save a cherished relationship. BOR N TH I S W EE K: Sometimes you forget to take care of yourself, because youre so busy caring for others. But you wouldnt have it any other way. Read the classified pages for bargains and services Community calendar 000DPZU

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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 Tuesday, 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. Tickets 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 Post 4781 member) Monday Night Bar Bingo is played in the Canteen from 6 to 8. Join us for karaoke on Friday, Jan. 25 and Saturday, Jan. 26, with David Baldwin from 6 to 10 p.m. Canteen lunches are now served on Wednesday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hall rental 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 904-7160578 (please leave a message and we will return your call). VFW Post 4781 os at 9401 S.W. 110th St., behind Sims Furniture. Phone is 352-873-4781 Friday, January 25, 2013 ~ 3 www.smcitizen.com 30 ~ Friday, January 25, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Family Fiesta Soft Tacos Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes Serves: 8 1 teaspoon vegetable oil 1/2 cup diced onion 1 pound extra-lean ground beef or turkey 1 can (4 ounces) diced, mild green chiles 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes, no salt added, drained 1/2 cup drained canned corn 1/2 cup drained and rinsed canned red kidney beans 1 teaspoon chili powder 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper Salt, to taste Spray oil 8 8-inch whole-wheat flour tortillas, warmed according to package directions 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese 1 cup finely shredded lettuce 1 cup diced avocados Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and saut until lightly browned, stirring often, about 4 minutes. Add beef and cook until lightly browned, about 4 minutes. Add chiles, tomatoes, corn, beans, chili powder, cumin and pepper and stir until heated through, about 3 minutes. Season to taste with salt, if needed. Transfer to a serving bowl and keep warm. To serve, plate up warm tortillas, dish up cheese, lettuce, and avocado (if desired). Serve with taco meat filling. Assemble and enjoy. Enchiladas Grandes Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Serves: 2 Spray oil 4 (6-inch) corn tortillas 2/3 cup canned red enchilada sauce 2 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream 1 cup warm taco meat filling (from Family Fiesta Soft Tacos recipe) 1/4 cup finely shredded sharp, cheddar cheese 1 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro Preheat oven to 375F. Heat large skillet over high heat. Spray with a thin film of oil and wipe out with a paper towel. Cook tortillas on both sides until blistered and soft, about 1 min ute per side; keep warm. While tortillas are cooking, pour 1/3 cup enchilada sauce into a pie plate or small rectangular baking dish, about 6 x 10 inches. Mix the remaining sauce with sour cream; set aside. Mix meat filling, cheese and cilantro in medium mixing bowl. To assemble: Fill a tortilla with 1/4 cup of the meat mixture, and roll up like a tight cigar. Place seam-side down in the baking dish. Repeat with remaining tortillas and filling. Pour enchilada/sour cream mixture over enchiladas. Cover tightly with foil and bake until sauce is bubbling, about 15 minutes. Top with green onions. Smoky Southwest Chicken and Wild Rice SoupPrep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 25 minutes Serves: 6 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 cup chopped onion 1/2 cup thinly sliced celery 1 can (10 3/4 ounces) reduced-sodium cream of chicken soup 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth 1 cup cooked wild rice 1 cup canned, sliced carrots, drained 2 cans (3 ounces each) premium chunk chicken breast in water, drained 1/2 teaspoon chili powder 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin Pinch ground chipotle chile 1 cup shredded, pepper jack cheese, divided 1/3 cup evaporated fat-free canned milk or heavy cream 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro Cilantro sprigs for garnish In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat; add onion and celery. Saut, stirring occasionally, 8 to 10 minutes or until softened. Stir in soup and broth. Add rice, carrots, chicken, chili powder, cumin, chipotle chile and 3/4 cup cheese; bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes to blend flavors; stir in evaporated milk and chopped cilantro. Garnish with remaining cheese and cilantro sprigs. Stir-Fried Ginger Beef and BroccoliPrep time: 20 minutes | Cook time: 10 minutes Serves: 4 12 ounces beef sirloin strip steak, cut in 1/4-inch strips 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1 tablespoon water 2teaspoons dark molasses 2 teaspoons cornstarch Pinch crushed red pepper flakes 1 tablespoon vegetable oil (divided) 1/2 large red onion, cut in 1/2-inch chunks 1/2 cup canned corn kernels 1 can (4 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained 1 large garlic clove, minced 1 tablespoon minced gingerroot 1 cup canned, diced tomatoes, drained 4 cups (12 ounces) broccoli florets, cut in bite-size pieces 1/2cup water 1 scallion, roots trimmed, thinly sliced Toss beef, soy sauce, water, molasses, cornstarch and crushed red pepper in a mixing bowl until the beef is uniformly coated; set aside for 15 minutes. Heat wok over high heat until smoking hot. Add 1 teaspoon oil. Add onion and stir-fry until translucent, about 1 minute. Add corn and mushrooms and stir-fry until heated through, about 1 minute. Add garlic and ginger and stir-fry another 30 seconds. Transfer to a clean mixing bowl. Add another teaspoon of oil to the wok and heat until smoking. Add beef and stir fry until brown ed, about 3 minutes. Add diced tomatoes and continue cooking until beef is cooked through, scraping any brown bits clinging to the surface of the wok into the mixture. Transfer to bowl with vegetables. Add remaining oil to wok. Add broccoli florets and stir-fry until bright green, about 1 minute. Add 1/2 cup water, toss with broccoli, cover and steam until broccoli is tender, about 2 minutes. Uncover, return vegetables and beef to broc coli, and toss until everything is combined. Scrape onto a large serving platter. Garnish with sliced scallion.Chicken Mediterranean Pizza Prep time: 5 minutes | Cook time: 15 minutes Serves: 4 2 teaspoons cornmeal 1 refrigerated pizza crust (12 to 14 inches), unbaked 1/2 cup prepared pesto sauce 1/2 cup canned, diced tomatoes, drained 1 can (5 ounces) chunk chicken breast, drained and flaked 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese Pinch crushed red pepper, if desired Heat oven to 400F. Sprinkle cornmeal on bottom of pizza pan. Place pizza crust over cornmeal. Spread pesto sauce over surface of crust. Top with remaining ingredients. Bake 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and edges are browned. Recipes and images courtesy of Mealtime.org. Complete Meals in 30 Minutes or Less Canned Food Items for a Well-Stocked Cantry Canned vegetables (peas, corn, carrots, mushrooms, artichoke hearts, spinach) Canned tomatoes (sauce, paste, diced, crushed, whole) Canned beans (black, pinto, garbanzo, navy) Canned fruit (pears, pineapple, peaches) Canned seafood (salmon, shrimp, tuna) Canned flavored beans (baked, refried, seasoned) Canned broth Condensed soups Canned meat (chicken, turkey, roast beef)FAMILY FEATURES W hats for dinner? Its often the most dreaded question of the day. Between school, activities, work and life, there are nights the big dinner decision doesnt happen until the last possible minute. Fortunately, the answer is probably right in your pantry canned food. Canned foods are not only convenient and budget-friendly, they reduce your cooking time and inspire whole some and delicious meals your family will love. Canned items are also one of the best ways to get food directly from the farm to your familys table. Because many fruits and vegetables are canned directly after harvest, the canning process seals in foods freshness and natural goodness, retaining their taste, quality and nutrients. Canned vegetables and fruits often provide as many vitamins and as much dietary fiber as their fresh and frozen counterparts. So when youre cooking with canned foods, you can feel confident that youre serving your family a high-quality, hearty, home-cooked meal. And, most importantly, you know whats for dinner. Its in your pantry (a.k.a. your Cantry.) For more recipes, visit www.Facebook.com/CansGetYouCooking and www.Pinterest.com/CansGetUCooking. room someday. His colleagues describe him as a person who gets it when it comes to meeting the needs of special children. Patricia Sigmon, Lake Weir Middle Sigmon is an ESOL paraprofessional (English for Speakers of Other Languages) and works primarily with non-English-speaking students to conquer language barriers. Shes worked at LWMS for 15 years and translates for parents and is known as the go to girl for any language issue. Nidia Delgado, Marion Oaks Elementary Delgado serves as the schools receptionist, greeting students, parents, staff, and visitors at the schools front desk. On the job just one year, she received the schools volunteer award, and her attendance and work ethic are unmatched according to her nominator. Rubina Estrill, Sunrise Elementary Estrill is a paraprofessional working with students in the schools Learning Academy. At Sunrise for 13 years, she also volunteers for numerous after-hours school events and seeks out opportunities to be of service according to her nominator. Shes often called Miss Sunrise Elementary. SCHOOL CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Ella J. Smith, 85 Ocala Ella J. Smith, 85, of Ocala, Fla., passed away suddenly Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, while spending time in Upstate New York with her children. Surviving are three sons, Thomas G., Richard J., and Ronald T. Smith; two daughters, Patricia A. Whitaker, and Sandra M. Baker; six grandchildren; two sisters, Doris Hansen of Staten Island, and Wilma Homoki of Ocala; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband of 49 years, Theodore W. Smith. Ella enjoyed spending time with friends, quilting and volunteered at Munroe Regional Hospital for a long time. Spring interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Williamstown, N.Y. Marie B. Brownell, 82 Ocala Marie B. Brownell, 82, died Dec. 31, 2012, at the John Clarke Nursing Center, Middletown, R.I. Ms. Brownell was born April 16, 1930, in Hoosick Falls, N.Y., to LeGrand and Edna Gooding. After graduating from SUNY-Oneonta with a degree in education, Marie began her career as a primary school teacher. Even with time taken to have two sons Marie spent more than 30 years, including over 20 years in Middletown helping young children on the way with their education. She was defined by her love for her kids no matter that at times they made it hard by being exactly what they were kids. The past 12 years she enjoyed spending winters in Ocala, Fla., where she made many close friends and was finally able to stay warm and cozy after many Rhode Island winters. While in Ocala she also took great pleasure in taking on the role of Mom to her cousin Wayne Brownell who lived nearby. Marie is survived by her two sons, Scott and wife Kim, Marc and wife Betsy; grandsons, Jes Brownell and Geoffrey Brownell; and greatgranddaughter, Katelyn Brownell. She was a loving mother and grandmother and will be missed by all of us. Marie was a member of the United Baptist Church of Newport. A memorial service was Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013 at the church on Spring Street in Newport. In lieu of flowers please feel free to make a donation to the United Baptist Church of Newport, 30 Spring Street, Newport, RI 02840. OBITUARIES ANNIVERSARY 66th anniversary John and Mary Miks of Deer Creek will celebrate their 66th wedding anniversary on Jan. 28. They married in Detroit and have lived in this area since 1986. He worked in a factory in Detroit and she in a laundry, and both in a nursing home. They have two children, Larry of Detroit and Linda Morrell of Ocala; four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren. Upcoming events at VFW Post 4781 Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com 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. 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BRIEFS New golf cart law doesnt apply hereA new law that has received some mention since Jan. 1, but little clarification by the state, has been analyzed by law enforcement legal experts, and the result is simple. It doesnt apply here. Generally, the law allows municipalities (cities) to permit golf carts on sidewalks. The county would have to pass a new ordinance to allow the same thing. However, one stipulation of the new law is that sidewalks must be at least eight feet wide to accommodate the golf carts, according to the Sheriffs Office. Judging by this area, including in front of the South Marion Citizen and West Marion Messenger office, local sidewalks, where they exist, are only about five feet wide and are not eligible for the golf carts. Some people have indicated they were hoping to take golf carts to places such as Walmart and the restaurants in that area. However, existing law is still in effect. INDEX Bookmark..............................21 Cherrywood.........................15 Classifieds.............................31 Oak Run.................................13 Obituaries................................3 Opinion....................................8 OTOW.....................................12 Out to Pastor........................10 Pun Alley...............................23 Puzzles...................................29CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & Businesses FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2013 VOLUME 17 NUMBER 35 www.smcitizen.com 32 ~ Friday, January 25, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Book donations Help bring the joy of reading to children who may not otherwise have books in their lives. A drive to collect books for Goodwills BookWorks preschool literacy program starts Feb. 1 and runs to March 15. People in Marion, Hillsborough, Pinellas, Polk, Hernando and Pasco counties are asked to donate new or like-new books for children ages 2-5. To donate books, attach a note indicating they are For BookWorks and drop them off at any Goodwill-Suncoast store or donation site. For donation locations, visit www.goodwill-suncoast.org or call toll-free 888-279-1988. To volunteer, call Goodwill Community Relations at 888-279-1988, ext. 1013. Health Fair at OTOW PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKLarge crowds turned out for the health fair at the OTOW Cultural Center on Saturday, Jan. 19. Munroe was the main sponsor, and the Munroe Heart table is shown above. Cammy Dennis, right, leads a Get Fit While You Sit demonstration. Top Gear from North Magnolia had this display. It takes at least four paraprofessionals and one receptionist to run schools effectively, at least according to this years finalists for the 2013 School-Related Employee of the Year honor from Marion County Public Schools. The five employees received surprise visits earlier this week telling them they are finalists for the annual honor. The winner will be named Tuesday, Feb. 12, at an 11:30 a.m. luncheon at the Ocala Hilton, then advance to the state competition. In all, 61 employees were named as school-based School-Related Employees of the Year. Among this years district finalists (listed alphabetically by school): Louetta Hartigan, Dunnellon Elementary Hartigan is a fourthand fifth-grade paraprofessional working with struggling students. At the school for six years, she works with students one-on-one and in small groups. She also leads the 4H program in the Dunnellon area. Jarrod Lynn, Hammett Bowen Jr. Elementary Lynn is an ESE paraprofessional working with Autistic students. A relative newcomer to the district with two years experience, Lynns working on his college degree and plans to teach in his own classSchools honor local employees AARP driving courses plannedAARP Driver Safety Courses will be held at the following times and locations in Marion County during the month of February.. To attend please contact the instructor at the phone number listed. Courses cost $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers. Auto Insurance Discount for three years by most companies. Call your Insurance Agent for details. Feb. 7 and 8 at 8 a.m. Oak Run; Instructor Donald Stroliske at 352-465-6359. Feb. 13 and 14 at 8 a.m. Sheriffs Sub-Station on State Road 200; Instructor Joe Briggs at 352237-2971. Feb. 13 and 15 at 8:30 a.m. Spruce Creek South; Instructor Jens Hemmingsen at 352-3478922. Feb. 15 and 22 at 1 p.m. Stonecrest; Instructor Maury Hamill at 352-245-9617. Feb. 21 and 22 at 8 a.m. on the 21st and 12:30 p.m. on the 22nd; Marion Landing; Instructor Warren Smith at 390-3697. Feb. 27 and 28 at 1 p.m. on the 27th and 8:30 a.m. on the 28th; Senior Wellness Center; Instructor Joe Briggs at 352-237-2971. PLEASESEESCHOOL PAGE3 *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. 000DQ0A 1918 SW 17th St. AutoMaxOcala.com 352-401-0808 HUGE SALE on every 2012 Model! Rates from 1.89% 100s to choose from Quality Cars... Outlet Prices visit www. Auto Max Ocala.com to see all of your specials! Bring in this ad and receive $ 300 in gas with purchase. 12 CHEVROLET EQUINOX M1101 LTZ, LEATHER, LOADED $ 339 MO. 12 CHEVROLET SONIC M1120, GREAT MPG . . . . . . $12,880 . $194 MO. 12 CHEVROLET CRUZE M991, LT, LEATHER, LOADED . . $14,980 . $225 MO 12 CHEVROLET MALIBU M967, LT, LOW MILES . . . . . $14,580 . $219 MO. 12 CHEVROLET IMPALA M898, LTZ, LEATHER, SPOILER WHEELS $15,880 . $239 MO. 12 CHEVROLET SILVERADO LT, V8, LOW MILES . . . . $19,880 . $299 MO. 12 CHEVROLET TAHOE . . . . . . . . . . . . . $29,880 . $449 MO. Auto Max Price $22,680 12 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY M1085, TOURING $ 269 MO. 12 CHRYSLER 200 M1082, GREAT BARGAIN . . . . . . $12,880 . $195 MO. 12 CHRYSLER 300 M1076, LIMITED, CHROME WHEELS . . $21,880 . $329 MO. Auto Max Price $17,880 12 DODGE RAM 1500 M1114, HEMI, 20S, ONLY 4K MILES $ 345 MO. Auto Max Price $22,880 12 DODGE CHARGER M1036, SHARP VEHICLE . . . . . $17,880 . $269 MO. 12 DODGE JOURNEY M504A, SXT, 6 CYL . . . . . . . $17,880 . $269 MO. 12 DODGE DURANGO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $21,880 . $315 MO. 12 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN M959, SXT, POWER DOORS $15,880 . $239 MO. 12 FORD FOCUS M1103, SEL . . . . . . . . . . . . $13,880 . $214 MO. 12 FORD FUSION M1070, SEL . . . . . . . . . . . $14,880 . $225 MO. 12 FORD ESCAPE M1042, MUST SEE . . . . . . . . . $17,880 . $269 MO. 12 FORD EDGE M978, SHARP VEHICLE . . . . . . . . $21,880 . $329 MO. 12 FORD F-150 M995, XLT, V8 . . . . . . . . . . . . $21,880 . $329 MO. 12 FORD MUSTANG M1109, CONVERTIBLE $ 255 MO. Auto Max Price $16,880 12 GMC TERRAIN M1074, SLT, LOADED . $22,880 . . $345 MO. 12 GMC YUKON SLT Auto Max Price $30,980 $ 459 MO. 12 HYUNDAI ACCENT M1115, GLS, AUTO $12,280 . . $186 MO. 12 HYUNDAI ELANTRA M1102, GLS, AUTO $13,880 . . $215 MO. 12 HYUNDAI SONATA M1043, GLS, AUTO . $14,880 . . $225 MO. 12 JEEP COMPASS M1118, SPORT . . . $14,880 . . $225 MO. 12 JEEP LIBERTY M1108, SPORT . . . $14,880 . . $225 MO. 12 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE 12 HYUNDAI VELOSTER M1046, SHARP VEHICLE, 7K MILES $ 2 6 9 MO. $ 269 Auto Max Price $17,880 Auto Max Price $23,880 $ 359 MO. 12 KIA FORTE GREAT SMALL CAR . . . . . . . . . . $11,880 . $219 MO. 12 KIA SOUL M1084, PLUS MODEL . . . . . . . . . . $14,880 . $225 MO. 12 KIA SEDONA M941 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $14,680 . $222 MO. 13 KIA SORENTO M936, V6, 3RD ROW . . . . . . . . $20,880 . $314 MO. 12 KIA OPTIMA M1081, SHARP VEHICLE $ 249 MO. Auto Max Price $16,280 12 NISSAN ALTIMA M1006, S MODEL . . . . . . . . . $14,880 . $225 MO. 12 NISSAN MAXIMA M608, MOONROOF, LEATHER . . . . $20,880 . $314 MO. 12 NISSAN ROGUE M1030, S . . . . . . . . . . . $16,680 . $255 MO. 12 NISSAN QUEST M1005, ALL NEW BODY STYLE $ 269 MO. Auto Max Price $17,880 12 TOYOTA YARIS M1069, AUTO . . . . . . . . . . $11,680 . $218 MO. 12 TOYOTA COROLLA LE, AUTO . . . . . . . . . . $12,880 . $195 MO. 12 TOYOTA AVALON M1123, LIMITED, PEARL WHITE, MOONROOF $23,880 . $359 MO. 12 TOYOTA RAV4 M1086 . . . . . . . . . . . . . $17,880 . $269 MO. 12 TOYOTA TUNDRA 2WD M1095, ONLY 973 MILES, ALMOST NEW!! $23,880 . $359 MO. 12 TOYOTA CAMRY LE, AUTO $ 249 MO. Auto Max Price $16,880 12 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA SEDAN M1088 . . . . . . $13,480 . $199 MO. 12 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT M1009 . . . . . . . . . $14,880 . $225 MO. 12 VOLKSWAGEN CC M1041,LUXURY, LEATHER $ 284 MO. Auto Max Price $18,880



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BRIEFS New golf cart law doesnt apply hereA new law that has received some mention since Jan. 1, but little clarification by the state, has been analyzed by law enforcement legal experts, and the result is simple. It doesnt apply here. Generally, the law allows municipalities (cities) to permit golf carts on sidewalks. The county would have to pass a new ordinance to allow the same thing. However, one stipulation of the new law is that sidewalks must be at least eight feet wide to accommodate the golf carts, according to the Sheriffs Office. Judging by this area, including in front of theSouth Marion Citizen and West Marion Messengeroffice, local sidewalks, where they exist, are only about five feet wide and are not eligible for the golf carts. Some people have indicated they were hoping to take golf carts to places such as Walmart and the restaurants in that area. However, existing law is still in effect. INDEX Bookmark..............................21 Cherrywood.........................15 Classifieds.............................31 Oak Run.................................13 Obituaries................................3 Opinion....................................8 OTOW.....................................12 Out to Pastor........................10 Pun Alley...............................23 Puzzles...................................29CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & BusinessesFRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2013 VOLUME 17 NUMBER 35 www.smcitizen.com32~ Friday, January 25, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Book donationsHelp bring the joy of reading to children who may not otherwise have books in their lives. A drive to collect books for Goodwills BookWorks preschool literacy program starts Feb. 1 and runs to March 15. People in Marion, Hillsborough, Pinellas, Polk, Hernando and Pasco counties are asked to donate new or like-new books for children ages 2-5. To donate books, attach a note indicating they are For BookWorks and drop them off at any Goodwill-Suncoast store or donation site. For donation locations, visit www.goodwill-suncoast.org or call toll-free 888-279-1988. To volunteer, call Goodwill Community Relations at 888-279-1988, ext. 1013. Health Fair at OTOW PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKLarge crowds turned out for the health fair at the OTOW Cultural Center on Saturday, Jan. 19. Munroe was the main sponsor, and the Munroe Heart table is shown above. Cammy Dennis, right, leads a Get Fit While You Sit demonstration. Top Gear from North Magnolia had this display. It takes at least four paraprofessionals and one receptionist to run schools effectively, at least according to this years finalists for the 2013 School-Related Employee of the Year honor from Marion County Public Schools. The five employees received surprise visits earlier this week telling them they are finalists for the annual honor. The winner will be named Tuesday, Feb. 12, at an 11:30 a.m. luncheon at the Ocala Hilton, then advance to the state competition. In all, 61 employees were named as school-based School-Related Employees of the Year. Among this years district finalists (listed alphabetically by school): Louetta Hartigan, Dunnellon Elementary Hartigan is a fourthand fifth-grade paraprofessional working with struggling students. At the school for six years, she works with students one-on-one and in small groups. She also leads the 4H program in the Dunnellon area. Jarrod Lynn, Hammett Bowen Jr. Elementary Lynn is an ESE paraprofessional working with Autistic students. A relative newcomer to the district with two years experience, Lynns working on his college degree and plans to teach in his own classSchools honor local employees AARP driving courses plannedAARP Driver Safety Courses will be held at the following times and locations in Marion County during the month of February.. To attend please contact the instructor at the phone number listed. Courses cost $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers. Auto Insurance Discount for three years by most companies. Call your Insurance Agent for details. Feb. 7 and 8 at 8 a.m. Oak Run; Instructor Donald Stroliske at 352-465-6359. Feb. 13 and 14 at 8 a.m. Sheriffs Sub-Station on State Road 200; Instructor Joe Briggs at 352237-2971. Feb. 13 and 15 at 8:30 a.m. Spruce Creek South; Instructor Jens Hemmingsen at 352-3478922. Feb. 15 and 22 at 1 p.m. Stonecrest; Instructor Maury Hamill at 352-245-9617. Feb. 21 and 22 at 8 a.m. on the 21st and 12:30 p.m. on the 22nd; Marion Landing; Instructor Warren Smith at 390-3697. Feb. 27 and 28 at 1 p.m. on the 27th and 8:30 a.m. on the 28th; Senior Wellness Center; Instructor Joe Briggs at 352-237-2971. PLEASESEESCHOOL, PAGE3 *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. 000DQ0A 1918 SW 17th St. AutoMaxOcala.com 352-401-0808 HUGE SALE on every 2012 Model! Rates from 1.89% 100s to choose from Quality Cars... Outlet Prices visit www. Auto Max Ocala.com to see all of your specials! Bring in this ad and receive $ 300 in gas with purchase. 12 CHEVROLET EQUINOX M1101 LTZ, LEATHER, LOADED $ 339 MO. 12 CHEVROLET SONIC M1120, GREAT MPG . . . . . . $12,880 . $194 MO. 12 CHEVROLET CRUZE M991, LT, LEATHER, LOADED . . $14,980 . $225 MO 12 CHEVROLET MALIBU M967, LT, LOW MILES . . . . . $14,580 . $219 MO. 12 CHEVROLET IMPALA M898, LTZ, LEATHER, SPOILER WHEELS $15,880 . $239 MO. 12 CHEVROLET SILVERADO LT, V8, LOW MILES . . . . $19,880 . $299 MO. 12 CHEVROLET TAHOE . . . . . . . . . . . . . $29,880 . $449 MO. Auto Max Price $22,680 12 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY M1085, TOURING $ 269 MO. 12 CHRYSLER 200 M1082, GREAT BARGAIN . . . . . . $12,880 . $195 MO. 12 CHRYSLER 300 M1076, LIMITED, CHROME WHEELS . . $21,880 . $329 MO. Auto Max Price $17,880 12 DODGE RAM 1500 M1114, HEMI, 20S, ONLY 4K MILES $ 345 MO. Auto Max Price $22,880 12 DODGE CHARGER M1036, SHARP VEHICLE . . . . . $17,880 . $269 MO. 12 DODGE JOURNEY M504A, SXT, 6 CYL . . . . . . . $17,880 . $269 MO. 12 DODGE DURANGO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $21,880 . $315 MO. 12 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN M959, SXT, POWER DOORS $15,880 . $239 MO. 12 FORD FOCUS M1103, SEL . . . . . . . . . . . . $13,880 . $214 MO. 12 FORD FUSION M1070, SEL . . . . . . . . . . . $14,880 . $225 MO. 12 FORD ESCAPE M1042, MUST SEE . . . . . . . . . $17,880 . $269 MO. 12 FORD EDGE M978, SHARP VEHICLE . . . . . . . . $21,880 . $329 MO. 12 FORD F-150 M995, XLT, V8 . . . . . . . . . . . . $21,880 . $329 MO. 12 FORD MUSTANG M1109, CONVERTIBLE $ 255 MO. Auto Max Price $16,880 12 GMC TERRAIN M1074, SLT, LOADED . $22,880 . . $345 MO. 12 GMC YUKON SLT Auto Max Price $30,980 $ 459 MO. 12 HYUNDAI ACCENT M1115, GLS, AUTO $12,280 . . $186 MO. 12 HYUNDAI ELANTRA M1102, GLS, AUTO $13,880 . . $215 MO. 12 HYUNDAI SONATA M1043, GLS, AUTO . $14,880 . . $225 MO. 12 JEEP COMPASS M1118, SPORT . . . $14,880 . . $225 MO. 12 JEEP LIBERTY M1108, SPORT . . . $14,880 . . $225 MO. 12 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE 12 HYUNDAI VELOSTER M1046, SHARP VEHICLE, 7K MILES $ 269 MO. $ 269 Auto Max Price $17,880 Auto Max Price $23,880 $ 359 MO. 12 KIA FORTE GREAT SMALL CAR . . . . . . . . . . $11,880 . $219 MO. 12 KIA SOUL M1084, PLUS MODEL . . . . . . . . . . $14,880 . $225 MO. 12 KIA SEDONA M941 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $14,680 . $222 MO. 13 KIA SORENTO M936, V6, 3RD ROW . . . . . . . . $20,880 . $314 MO. 12 KIA OPTIMA M1081, SHARP VEHICLE $ 249 MO. Auto Max Price $16,280 12 NISSAN ALTIMA M1006, S MODEL . . . . . . . . . $14,880 . $225 MO. 12 NISSAN MAXIMA M608, MOONROOF, LEATHER . . . . $20,880 . $314 MO. 12 NISSAN ROGUE M1030, S . . . . . . . . . . . $16,680 . $255 MO. 12 NISSAN QUEST M1005, ALL NEW BODY STYLE $ 269 MO. Auto Max Price $17,880 12 TOYOTA YARIS M1069, AUTO . . . . . . . . . . $11,680 . $218 MO. 12 TOYOTA COROLLA LE, AUTO . . . . . . . . . . $12,880 . $195 MO. 12 TOYOTA AVALON M1123, LIMITED, PEARL WHITE, MOONROOF $23,880 . $359 MO. 12 TOYOTA RAV4 M1086 . . . . . . . . . . . . . $17,880 . $269 MO. 12 TOYOTA TUNDRA 2WD M1095, ONLY 973 MILES, ALMOST NEW!! $23,880 . $359 MO. 12 TOYOTA CAMRY LE, AUTO $ 249 MO. Auto Max Price $16,880 12 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA SEDAN M1088 . . . . . . $13,480 . $199 MO. 12 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT M1009 . . . . . . . . . $14,880 . $225 MO. 12 VOLKSWAGEN CC M1041,LUXURY, LEATHER $ 284 MO. Auto Max Price $18,880

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Friday, January 25, 2013 ~ 31 www.smcitizen.com 2~ Friday, January 25, 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 Cards 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 000DOPY*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 PLA Y ...YEAH, ITLL TOWYOUR BOAT! 2012 TOYOT A TUNDRAUP TO $ 7,000 OFFON ALL REMAINING 2012s $ 7,000 OFF WE BUY ANYVEHICLEIn Any Condition, Title, No Title, Bank Lien, No Problem, Dont Trade it in. 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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 Tuesday, 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. Tickets 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 Post 4781 member) Monday Night Bar Bingo is played in the Canteen from 6 to 8. Join us for karaoke on Friday, Jan. 25 and Saturday, Jan. 26, with David Baldwin from 6 to 10 p.m. Canteen lunches are now served on Wednesday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hall rental 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 904-7160578 (please leave a message and we will return your call).VFW Post 4781 os at 9401 S.W. 110th St., behind Sims Furniture. Phone is 352-873-4781. Friday, January 25, 2013 ~ 3 www.smcitizen.com 30~ Friday, January 25, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Family Fiesta Soft Tacos Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes Serves: 8 1 teaspoon vegetable oil 1/2 cup diced onion 1 pound extra-lean ground beef or turkey 1 can (4 ounces) diced, mild green chiles 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes, no salt added, drained 1/2 cup drained canned corn 1/2 cup drained and rinsed canned red kidney beans 1 teaspoon chili powder 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper Salt, to taste Spray oil 8 8-inch whole-wheat flour tortillas, warmed according to package directions 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese 1 cup finely shredded lettuce 1 cup diced avocados Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and saut until lightly browned, stirring often, about 4 minutes. Add beef and cook until lightly browned, about 4 minutes. Add chiles, tomatoes, corn, beans, chili powder, cumin and pepper and stir until heated through, about 3 minutes. Season to taste with salt, if needed. Transfer to a serving bowl and keep warm. To serve, plate up warm tortillas, dish up cheese, lettuce, and avocado (if desired). Serve with taco meat filling. Assemble and enjoy. Enchiladas GrandesPrep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Serves: 2 Spray oil 4 (6-inch) corn tortillas 2/3 cup canned red enchilada sauce 2 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream 1 cup warm taco meat filling (from Family Fiesta Soft Tacos recipe) 1/4 cup finely shredded sharp, cheddar cheese 1 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro Preheat oven to 375F. Heat large skillet over high heat. Spray with a thin film of oil and wipe out with a paper towel. Cook tortillas on both sides until blistered and soft, about 1 min ute per side; keep warm. While tortillas are cooking, pour 1/3 cup enchilada sauce into a pie plate or small rectangular baking dish, about 6 x 10 inches. Mix the remaining sauce with sour cream; set aside. Mix meat filling, cheese and cilantro in medium mixing bowl. To assemble: Fill a tortilla with 1/4 cup of the meat mixture, and roll up like a tight cigar. Place seam-side down in the baking dish. Repeat with remaining tortillas and filling. Pour enchilada/sour cream mixture over enchiladas. Cover tightly with foil and bake until sauce is bubbling, about 15 minutes. Top with green onions. Smoky Southwest Chicken and Wild Rice SoupPrep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 25 minutes Serves: 6 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 cup chopped onion 1/2 cup thinly sliced celery 1 can (10 3/4 ounces) reduced-sodium cream of chicken soup 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth 1 cup cooked wild rice 1 cup canned, sliced carrots, drained 2 cans (3 ounces each) premium chunk chicken breast in water, drained 1/2 teaspoon chili powder 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin Pinch ground chipotle chile 1 cup shredded, pepper jack cheese, divided 1/3 cup evaporated fat-free canned milk or heavy cream 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro Cilantro sprigs for garnish In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat; add onion and celery. Saut, stirring occasionally, 8 to 10 minutes or until softened. Stir in soup and broth. Add rice, carrots, chicken, chili powder, cumin, chipotle chile and 3/4 cup cheese; bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes to blend flavors; stir in evaporated milk and chopped cilantro. Garnish with remaining cheese and cilantro sprigs.Stir-Fried Ginger Beef and BroccoliPrep time: 20 minutes | Cook time: 10 minutes Serves: 4 12 ounces beef sirloin strip steak, cut in 1/4-inch strips 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1 tablespoon water 2teaspoons dark molasses 2 teaspoons cornstarch Pinch crushed red pepper flakes 1 tablespoon vegetable oil (divided) 1/2 large red onion, cut in 1/2-inch chunks 1/2 cup canned corn kernels 1 can (4 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained 1 large garlic clove, minced 1 tablespoon minced gingerroot 1 cup canned, diced tomatoes, drained 4 cups (12 ounces) broccoli florets, cut in bite-size pieces 1/2cup water 1 scallion, roots trimmed, thinly sliced Toss beef, soy sauce, water, molasses, cornstarch and crushed red pepper in a mixing bowl until the beef is uniformly coated; set aside for 15 minutes. Heat wok over high heat until smoking hot. Add 1 teaspoon oil. Add onion and stir-fry until translucent, about 1 minute. Add corn and mushrooms and stir-fry until heated through, about 1 minute. Add garlic and ginger and stir-fry another 30 seconds. Transfer to a clean mixing bowl. Add another teaspoon of oil to the wok and heat until smoking. Add beef and stir fry until brown ed, about 3 minutes. Add diced tomatoes and continue cooking until beef is cooked through, scraping any brown bits clinging to the surface of the wok into the mixture. Transfer to bowl with vegetables. Add remaining oil to wok. Add broccoli florets and stir-fry until bright green, about 1 minute. Add 1/2 cup water, toss with broccoli, cover and steam until broccoli is tender, about 2 minutes. Uncover, return vegetables and beef to broc coli, and toss until everything is combined. Scrape onto a large serving platter. Garnish with sliced scallion.Chicken Mediterranean Pizza Prep time: 5 minutes | Cook time: 15 minutes Serves: 4 2 teaspoons cornmeal 1 refrigerated pizza crust (12 to 14 inches), unbaked 1/2 cup prepared pesto sauce 1/2 cup canned, diced tomatoes, drained 1 can (5 ounces) chunk chicken breast, drained and flaked 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese Pinch crushed red pepper, if desired Heat oven to 400F. Sprinkle cornmeal on bottom of pizza pan. Place pizza crust over cornmeal. Spread pesto sauce over surface of crust. Top with remaining ingredients. Bake 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and edges are browned. Recipes and images courtesy of Mealtime.org. Complete Meals in 30 Minutes or Less Canned Food Items for a Well-Stocked Cantry Canned vegetables (peas, corn, carrots, mushrooms, artichoke hearts, spinach)Canned tomatoes (sauce, paste, diced, crushed, whole)Canned beans (black, pinto, garbanzo, navy)Canned fruit (pears, pineapple, peaches)Canned seafood (salmon, shrimp, tuna)Canned flavored beans (baked, refried, seasoned)Canned brothCondensed soupsCanned meat (chicken, turkey, roast beef)FAMILY FEATURES Whats for dinner? Its often the most dreaded question of the day. Between school, activities, work and life, there are nights the big dinner decision doesnt happen until the last possible minute. Fortunately, the answer is probably right in your pantry canned food. Canned foods are not only convenient and budget-friendly, they reduce your cooking time and inspire whole some and delicious meals your family will love. Canned items are also one of the best ways to get food directly from the farm to your familys table. Because many fruits and vegetables are canned directly after harvest, the canning process seals in foods freshness and natural goodness, retaining their taste, quality and nutrients. Canned vegetables and fruits often provide as many vitamins and as much dietary fiber as their fresh and frozen counterparts. So when youre cooking with canned foods, you can feel confident that youre serving your family a high-quality, hearty, home-cooked meal. And, most importantly, you know whats for dinner. Its in your pantry (a.k.a. your Cantry.) For more recipes, visit www.Facebook.com/CansGetYouCooking and www.Pinterest.com/CansGetUCooking. room someday. His colleagues describe him as a person who gets it when it comes to meeting the needs of special children. Patricia Sigmon, Lake Weir Middle Sigmon is an ESOL paraprofessional (English for Speakers of Other Languages) and works primarily with non-English-speaking students to conquer language barriers. Shes worked at LWMS for 15 years and translates for parents and is known as the go to girl for any language issue. Nidia Delgado, Marion Oaks Elementary Delgado serves as the schools receptionist, greeting students, parents, staff, and visitors at the schools front desk. On the job just one year, she received the schools volunteer award, and her attendance and work ethic are unmatched according to her nominator. Rubina Estrill, Sunrise Elementary Estrill is a paraprofessional working with students in the schools Learning Academy. At Sunrise for 13 years, she also volunteers for numerous after-hours school events and seeks out opportunities to be of service according to her nominator. Shes often called Miss Sunrise Elementary. SCHOOLCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Ella J. Smith, 85 OcalaElla J. Smith, 85, of Ocala, Fla., passed away suddenly Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, while spending time in Upstate New York with her children. Surviving are three sons, Thomas G., Richard J., and Ronald T. Smith; two daughters, Patricia A. Whitaker, and Sandra M. Baker; six grandchildren; two sisters, Doris Hansen of Staten Island, and Wilma Homoki of Ocala; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband of 49 years, Theodore W. Smith. Ella enjoyed spending time with friends, quilting and volunteered at Munroe Regional Hospital for a long time. Spring interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Williamstown, N.Y. Marie B. Brownell, 82 OcalaMarie B. Brownell, 82, died Dec. 31, 2012, at the John Clarke Nursing Center, Middletown, R.I. Ms. Brownell was born April 16, 1930, in Hoosick Falls, N.Y., to LeGrand and Edna Gooding. After graduating from SUNY-Oneonta with a degree in education, Marie began her career as a primary school teacher. Even with time taken to have two sons Marie spent more than 30 years, including over 20 years in Middletown helping young children on the way with their education. She was defined by her love for her kids no matter that at times they made it hard by being exactly what they were kids. The past 12 years she enjoyed spending winters in Ocala, Fla., where she made many close friends and was finally able to stay warm and cozy after many Rhode Island winters. While in Ocala she also took great pleasure in taking on the role of Mom to her cousin Wayne Brownell who lived nearby. Marie is survived by her two sons, Scott and wife Kim, Marc and wife Betsy; grandsons, Jes Brownell and Geoffrey Brownell; and greatgranddaughter, Katelyn Brownell. She was a loving mother and grandmother and will be missed by all of us. Marie was a member of the United Baptist Church of Newport. A memorial service was Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013 at the church on Spring Street in Newport. In lieu of flowers please feel free to make a donation to the United Baptist Church of Newport, 30 Spring Street, Newport, RI 02840. OBITUARIES ANNIVERSARY 66th anniversaryJohn and Mary Miks of Deer Creek will celebrate their 66th wedding anniversary on Jan. 28. They married in Detroit and have lived in this area since 1986. He worked in a factory in Detroit and she in a laundry, and both in a nursing home. They have two children, Larry of Detroit and Linda Morrell of Ocala; four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren. Upcoming events at VFW Post 4781 Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com Jasmine Plaza 352-401-0001 Jasmine Plaza 352-401-0001 6160 SW SR 200 Unit 104 Ocala, Florida 34476 6160 SW SR 200 Unit 104 Ocala, Florida 34476 STORE HOURS: TUES.-FRI. 10-5 SAT. 10-2 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 Income Tax Preparation! 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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.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. A grassroots effort of the Friends of the Marion Oaks Public Library, the facility initially opened as a community library through fundraising and volunteer efforts of the Friends group. 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 40 & 8 to meetThe regular monthly meeting of the 40 & 8 will be Monday, Jan. 28, at 1 p.m. on the second floor of the Bank of the Ozarks building on State Road 200 at the entrance to On Top of the World. All honorably discharged veterans are welcome. Come and enjoy camaraderie and light refreshments with fellow veterans. For more information phone Ben at 352-854-0272 or Zack at 352-873-4841. 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 County Sierra Club to meetThe Marion County Sierra Club will meet at the Marion County Library, 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, on Tuesday, Jan. 29, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.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. Dont miss this opportunity to receive unbeatable special pricing on clubs and clothing. The club is at 8137 S.W. 90th Terrace Road in Ocala. Call 352-8619712 or visit www.CandlerHillsGolfClub.com for more information.Main library holds book saleThe Friends of the Ocala Library book sale will take place on Saturday, Feb. 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the main library on Silver Springs Boulevard. Thousands of books will be on sale, hardcovers at 50 cents and paperbacks at 25 cents. Come and browse and help the Friends continue their ongoing support of the library and its various programs. Go to friendsoftheocalalibrary.org and find out more about the Friends.Chess club to meetThe chess club that formed at the Freedom Public Library meets the first Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grab your board and chess pieces and come on down. Interested persons are invited to attend for a rousing game of chess. Its your move! For more information, call Ron at 352-873-2276Friday, January 25, 2013 ~ 29 www.smcitizen.com 4~ Friday, January 25, 2013 www.smcitizen.com SOUTH MARION Citizen The South Marion Citizen is a free community newspaper covering news of communities in southwest Marion County including Oak Run, Pine Run, Palm Cay, On Top of the World, Kingsland Country Estates, Countryside Farms, Marion Landing, Majestic Oaks, Hidden Lake, Woods and Meadows Estates, Paddock Farms, Saddle Oak Club, Deer Creek, Cherrywood Estates, Hardwood Trails, Candler Hills, Country Oaks, and Harvest Meadows, among others. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Citizen: If your community is listed above and the Citizen is not delivered to your home and you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 200 Corridor, call 854-3986CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481 EditorJim Clark Circulation Barbara Jaggers Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean and Kristy Kaigan General Manager John Provost Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Deadline for classified ads :Deadline for display advertising : Tuesday 4 p.m. before publicationMonday 5 p.m. before publication READER SERVICES I want to get news in the Citizen.Call editor Jim Clark at 352-854-3986 or send by e-mail to editor@smcitizen.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Citizenoffice in Kingsland Plaza. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Member of the Community Papers of Florida ARI ES ( March 21 to A pril 19) Youre eager to take on that new opportunity opening up as January gives way to February. Now all you need to do is resist quitting early. Do your best to stay with it. T AU RU S (April 2 0 to May 20) Doff a bit of that careful, conservative outlook and let your brave Bovine self take a chance on meeting that new challenge. You could be surprised at how well you do. G EMINI ( May 21 to J une 20) You might not want to return to the more serious tasks facing you. But you know its what you must do. Cheer up. Something more pleasant soon will occupy your time. C ANCER (June 21 to J uly 22) As you dutifully tidy up your end-of-themonth tasks, your fun self emerges to urge you to do something special: A trip (or a cruise, maybe?) could be just what you need. LEO (July 23 to A ug. 22) Your achievements are admirable as you close out the month with a roar. Now you can treat yourself to some well-earned time off for fun with family or friends. (Or both!) VIRG O (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Be sure you know the facts before you assume someone is holding back on your project. Try to open your mind before you give someone a piece of it. LI BR A ( Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) You might feel comfortable in your familiar surroundings, but it might be time to venture into something new. Theres a challenge out there thats just right for you. SCORP I O ( Oct. 23 to N ov 21) Your love of things that are new gets a big boost as you encounter a situation that opens up new and exciting vistas. How far you go with it depends on you. S AGITT AR IUS (Nov 22 to Dec. 21) That recent workplace shift might not seem to be paying off as you expected. But be patient. There are changes coming that could make a big difference. CA PRI CORN ( Dec. 22 to J an. 19) While few can match the Goats fiscal wizardry, you still need to be wary in your dealings. There might be a problem you should know about sooner rather than later. AQ UA R IUS (Jan. 2 0 to F eb. 18) Easy does it when it comes to love and all the other good things in life. Dont try to force them to develop on your schedule. Best to let it happen naturally. PI SCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) A surprise decision by someone you trust causes some stormy moments. But a frank discussion explains everything, and helps save a cherished relationship. BORN THI S W EE K: Sometimes you forget to take care of yourself, because youre so busy caring for others. But you wouldnt have it any other way. Read the classified pages for bargains and services Community calendar 000DPZU

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Friday, January 25, 2013 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 28~ Friday, January 25, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Saturday, Feb. 2 Historical Novel Society to meetAt the Feb. 2 meeting of the Florida Chapter of the Historical Novel Society, Rick Seymour will use Christopher Voglers The Writers Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers to guide us in exploring the heros journey, by providing examples from Enders Game, Harry Potter, Terminator, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and The Matrix The meeting will continue with a presentation by Carol Megge on How to Start Writing a Novel. Handouts will be provided that cover examples of character development, motivation and goals. FCHNS meets at 1 p.m. on the first Saturday of every month in the Community Room of the Central Ridge Library, 425 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Beverly Hills. Everyone is welcome. For more information call Marian Fox at 352-7260162 or visit our website www.fchns.org.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 to entertain you.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. Wear a costume, bring beads and enjoy music by The Bavarians! Bring your own snacks and beverages. 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. in Ocala. 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 further information, call the church at 352-2374633.Sunday, Feb. 10 Vocal soloist to appearThe Marion Chamber Music Society will present vocal soloist Stephen Saxon on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 3 p.m. at Queen of Peace Church, 6455 S.W. State Road 200. He will be performing a variety of favorite arias and light classics to include Kerns audience favorite, Old Man River. All Marion Chamber Music concerts are free to the public; donations greatly appreciated. Saxon has soloed all over the world with prestigious orchestras and conductors to include Slatkin and Abbado in impressive works by composers such as Mahler, Handel, Beethoven, Brahms and premier works as well as lighter classical music and shows. In addition to his exceptional talent as a vocalist, he also is a virtuoso violinist and classical guitarist. His talent not limited to music, he is a retired Professor Emeritus, Department of Mathematics, University of Florida. For more information, call 352-867-1340. Decca hosts Oak Run residentsOak Run residents are invited to We Love Oak Run, a community and customer appreciation celebration sponsored by Decca Real Estate Corp., on Sunday, Feb. 10, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Bella Cucina Restaurant in Oak Run. Dessert and beverages will be served, and those attending can enter to win door prizes. For more information, call 352-854-8787.Opera Theatre, Ocala Symphony showThe UF Opera Theatre Workshop and the Ocala Symphony Orchestra present Opera Noir Mozarts The Impresario and Purcells dido and Aeneas on Sunday, Feb. 10 at Ocalas Circle Square Cultural Center. The UF Opera Theatre Workshop transforms two operatic standards into staged versions of film classics while the talented vocal performers from the UF School of Music graduate and undergraduate music programs make up the cast and are under the direction of Dr. Anthony Offerle and Maestro Mathew Wardell conducts the Ocala Symphony Orchestra in the joint production! Mozarts hilarious one-act opera The Impresario discovers a new attitude as the characters channel their inner Casablanca and the onstage audience comments enthusiastically as they enjoy the stormy new silver screen hit, Dido and Aeneas! Tickets for this special show are $15 for general admission seating. Dont miss this joint production featuring the Ocala Symphony Orchestra and the UF Opera Theatre Workshop on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 2 p.m. Doors at the Circle Square Cultural Center, 8395 S.W. 80th St., Ocala will open at 1 p.m. For a full list of shows, events and concerts and to purchase tickets, please visit www.csculturalcenter.com or call 352-854-3670. 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Friday, January 25, 2013 ~ 27 www.smcitizen.com 6~ Friday, January 25, 2013 www.smcitizen.com 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 Is Y our Hearing Difficult y Ear wax Buildup or Something More Serious? FREE T est Dates are available from Jan. 25 Feb. 1, 2013 Using a miniature video otoscope, well painlessly look inside your ear canal and show it on a monitor and you can watch along! Your Video Otoscope exam may reveal such common problems as: Excessive ear wax Damage to your eardrum Visible obstruction in the ear canal Other conditions which may make it difficult for you to hear clearly Video Otoscope exams are FREE during this event! Annual Hearing Test: SMART Annual Hearing Test: GENIUS Free 000DOF8 If you want to pay more for better hearing... THATS YOUR BUSINESS! If you want to pay LESS... THATS OUR BUSINESS! You may qualify for FREE Rechargeable Hearing Aids (no need to change batteries!) ACT TODAY! ATTENTION FEDERAL WORKERS AND RETIREES 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. VISION PROBLEMS? Get An Eye Exam. HEARING LOSS? Turn up the T.V. Tell people to speak up Dont answer the phone. Stay out of restaurants. Dont go to movies. Avoid socializing. 000DPZW

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Friday, January 25, 2013 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 26~ Friday, January 25, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Wednesday, Feb. 13 Spring soccer signup at JoyJoy Evangelical Lutheran Church is now ready for some spring soccer! They are looking for boys and girls from kindergarten through 6th grade to register for this fun and encouraging sports experience. Players may register at the church office beginning Wednesday, Feb. 13 through Saturday, Feb. 16 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The registration fee is $65 per child, which includes a reversible jersey, water bottle, socks, car magnet and an end-of-season reward. Scholarships are available. All players must attend one soccer evaluation that promotes equal and competitive teams as well as a substitution system, to complete the registration process Practice begins Tuesday, Feb. 26 and Thursday, Feb. 28. The first game is scheduled for Saturday, March 9. All events will occur at Hope Field at Joy Lutheran Church. So get your child registered to learn the skills of the game and an opportunity to experience good sportsmanship. Volunteers are needed to help with coaching, registering the participants and organizing the players. For more information, contact Pastor Ed Holloway at 352-854-4509 ext. 223, or Fran Johnson at 352-8544509 ext. 221. Joy Evangelical Lutheran Church is at 7045 S.W. 83rd Place at State Road 200, Ocala. Saturday, Feb. 16 13th annual Horses for Hospice Trail RideHospice of Marion County, Inc. will hold its 13th annual Horses for Hospice Trail Ride on Saturday, Feb. 16, on the Central Florida Greenway at the Florida Horse Park in Ocala. This years ride is in memory of Wayne Vaught, beloved Cross Florida Greenway enthusiast and former Trail Ride chairman. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the first ride leaves at 9:15 a.m. Riders travel from as far as Jacksonville and Tampa to spend 2-3 hours on the trail. Following the ride, participants can enjoy lunch by Tommys BBQ, live entertainment by Bordertown, and door prizes. Proceeds from this event will benefit Patient Care Programs. The minimum donation to ride is $30. Wagons are welcome; $30 for driver and $10 per passenger. Horse lovers who are unable to ride may purchase a $10 ticket to enjoy lunch and entertainment. For more information or to register, call 352854-5218. Home Improvement ExpoMark your calendars for the fifth annual Home Improvement Expo on Saturday, Feb. 16, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Circle Square Cultural Center! The event is sponsored by On Top of the World Communities and World Home Improvements. Browse through the dozens of exhibitor booths and visit with experts from a wide variety of trades in the home improvement industry including; home solar, screen room enclosures, windows and flooring, the latest in home entertainment, single room or total home renovation, home security and much more. Numerous companies will fill the Circle Square Cultural Center with different ideas for enhancing homes and showcasing concepts for home improvements from standard remodeling and landscaping to complete reconstruction. This is a free event and open to the public. Visitors to the Home Improvement Expo will be treated to giveaways, door prizes and vendor gifts, along with loads of information and ideas for improving their home. The Circle Square Cultural Center is at 8395 S.W. 80th St. For more information, visit the website at www.CSCulturalCenter.com or call Theresa Fields at 352-854-8707 ext. 7530.Sunday, Feb. 17 Chuck Wagon Gang at Christs ChurchBack by popular demand the number one Gospel Group of all time, entering its 75th year of singing the old songs, The Chuck Wagon Gang appears Sunday, Feb. 17, 5 p.m. This mixed quartet has continuously recorded what has come to be known as grass roots Gospel music, recording over 800 songs and selling 40 million records worldwide. Many of the original songs are still being sung at their concerts across America. Admission is free; a love offering will be taken. Christs Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, www.ccomc.org/.Monday, Feb. 18 Marion Oaks Democrats to meetThe next meeting of the Marion Oaks Democratic Club will be Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Marion Oaks Community Center, Building B. The club met on Dec. 17 to prepare for 2013. The discussion centered around the election of officers to carry on the work with the intensity of the past few months. The mid-term elections were mentioned as well as the need to maintain our interest and involvement in local and national issues that affects us all. New officers will be determined in our February meeting. Another topic of interest was the success of our end of year victory party held early in December. Approximately 160 individuals came to eat, dance and share experiences. A good time was had by all! Everyone was reminded about the bus trip to the inauguration ceremony for President Obama. Come and join us in February, we can always find room for more members.Tuesday, Feb. 26 Auditions for Over 55 talent showActive adults 55+ from all over Florida are invited on stage to audition for the fourth annual The World Has Talent 55+ talent show on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at Ocalas Circle Square Cultural Center. Judges will choose several top acts that will then perform at The World Has Talent 55+ Talent Show at the Cultural Center on Saturday, May 11, where they will compete for a chance to win the $500 first place, $250 second place and $150 third place prizes! Auditions will be held on Feb. 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Circle Square Cultural Center, 8395 S.W. 80th St., Ocala. For more information visit www.CSCulturalCenter.com, call 352-854-3670 or e-mail ticketsales@cscultrualcenter.com. More on Page 24 Nancy Menk as a soloist for the performance. Lauren will sing the fifth movement, entitled Ballad: Second Verse & Refrain. He noted that this recognition makes our selection of Lauren for our annual scholarship even more gratifying. Ms Wilson responded to the honor, saying This is truly a dream come true. Being selected to sing a solo and perform the amazing Bluegrass Mass is an experience I will always treasure. In anticipation of the Carnegie Hall performance, the Patriot Singers and the Marion Civic Chorale will perform the work on Feb. 8 at CFs Charles R. Dassance Performing Arts Center, 3001 S.W. College Road, Ocala. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 and all proceeds will go toward the trip. For tickets, call 352-873-5810 or visit tickets.cf.edu. CARNEGIECONTINUED FROM PAGE 21 Ice Cream & GiftsIce Cream & Gifts has opened in Jasmine at Suite 116. The new store owners say they are the only Hershey Ice Cream store in Ocala. They have 16 flavors available, hand dipped, one sugar free and one yogurt. They also have specialty waffle cones dipped in chocolate and sprinkles. The store is open Monday through Saturday from noon to 8 p.m. and Sunday from1 to 6 p.m. Shown behind the counter are Bill and Debbie Dean Tomashek and in front is customer Gene Hester. All I ask is a chance to prove that money cant make me happy. I wont eat organic foods. I need all the preservatives I can get. The advantage of exercising every day is so when you die, theyll say, He looks good doesnt he. A diet is when you have to go to some length to change your width. I joined a health club last year and spent about 400 bucks. I havent lost a pound. Apparently you have to go there. Dieters live life in the fasting lane. An airline made all the happy people sit at the back and the sad ones sit at the front. They wanted to avoid having any tails of woe. Old dieters never die; they just waist away. When life hands you lemons, ask for a bottle of tequila and salt. Ill have three pieces of pie, and a diet Pepsi. Im so efficient that I finished my twoweek diet in three days. If at first you dont recede, diet, diet again.Cowardly AdviceFarmer Joness cows had recently stopped giving good milk. So, he went around asking for advice, and someone told him that happy cows give good milk. Every morning he would tell jokes to his cows and they would all laugh. Everyone else thought that the jokes were pretty stupid. Because of this, his cows became the laughing stock of the town.Happy mealsNeeding to shed a few pounds, Ruth and her husband went on a diet that had specific recipes for each meal of the day. She followed the instructions closely, dividing the finished recipe in half for their individual plates. They felt terrific and thought the diet was wonderful because they never felt hungry. But when they realized they were gaining weight, not losing it, Ruth checked the recipes again. There, in fine print, was Serves 6.Weight a minuteA woman was concerned about the long delay she always endured at her doctors office. One day, when her name was finally called, she was asked to step on the scale. I need to get your weight today, said the nurse. Without a moments hesitation, the woman replied, One hour and 5 minutes!Eat more vegetablesCows eat hay and corn. These are vegetables. So a steak is nothing more than an efficient mechanism of delivering vegetables to your system. Consider beer and wine. As we all know, scientists divide everything in the world into the three categories of animal, mineral, and vegetable. Beer and wine are not animal, and they are not mineral, so that only leaves one thing, right? My advice: Have a burger and a beer and enjoy your liquid vegetables.Dick and his wife Jane live in Oak Run. Tai Chi demonstration On Jan 15, Master the Possibilities at On Top of the World had a class and demonstration by Peter Gryffin on Tai Chi. After the lecture and demonstration the students went outside for practice enjoying the warm air. His web site https://google.com/site/essentialtaichi/ is intended to help people gain a better understanding for using Tai Chi for health. Classes are held at the Arbor club on Thursdays at 9 a.m. Peter's e-mail address is pgryffin.ufl@gmail.com PHOTOS BY MIKE ROPPELAbove, the class went outside to practice the Tai Chi exercises for about one hour as the weatherman was very cooperative. Below, Peter is using a collapsable sword in this exercise. PUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 23 000DIV7 000DIV7 5185 A W. Dunnellon Rd. Dunnellon (352) 489-8040 TERMITE & PEST CONTROL STAR GOT TERMITES? GOT TERMITES? 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Friday, January 25, 2013 ~ 25 www.smcitizen.com Periodic killing rampages stir outbreaks of political grandstanding about gun control. Predictably, the murder of 20 children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, was followed by sincere expressions of sadness and calls for prevention of similar tragedies by as many politicians as were able to find a camera to talk to. Gun sales have been up since the Sandy Hook carnage. Nearly half of all adult males now own a firearm. Seventy-five percent of Americans who dont own guns accept that its OK for others to have weapons for self-defense and family protection. In response to the Sandy Hook tragedy, President Obama appointed a committee headed by Vice President Joe Biden to make prompt recommendations aimed at preventing such carnages. In the course of the committees promptness, it was revealed that the president had already made up his mind that three particular actions are necessary to curtail gun violence -a ban on assault weapons, limitation of high-capacity ammunition magazines, and universal background checks for gun buyers. The presidents well-intentioned necessaries might be no more than inconveniences for would-be killers, who tend to be clever, not stupid. They would likely steal weapons, or buy them in the underground market. Although the number of background checks has risen slightly in recent years, the Brady Campaign To Prevent Gun Violence says 40 percent of gun sales are still made without researching the buyers. If Congress cant agree on background screening for all gun buyers, they should reread the Second Amendment. Its a toss-up whether Congress will ban assault weapons again or regulate high-capacity ammo magazines. A prior ban was voted in 1994 and allowed to expire in 2004. Gun organization lobbyists may have more congressional leverage than the president. Among the suggested actions which would not require congressional approval are a campaign for safe and responsible gun-ownership, a national dialogue on mental health problems related to violence, and research by the Centers for Disease Control into causes of gun violence. The rest of the Biden Committee recommendations are directions to federal agencies to energize existing powers which might help the presidents prevention program, including release of federal data to background checkers; helping states to do the same; providing more guidance to licensed gun dealers; disseminating information on lost and stolen guns; and developing model plans for safety in schools and churches. We give the president an A for compassionate handling of the Sandy Hook tragedy, a B for the delay in appointing the Biden Committee, and another A for political aptitude in grasping an opportunity to pursue one of his second-term goals gun control. It remains to be seen whether the President will accomplish anything through the recommendations of the Biden Committee, or it will go the way of SimpsonBowles debt and deficit committee -just another grandstanding political gesture. On thing is certain. Mr. Obama continues to demonstrate political astuteness in a class with Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Bill Clinton. www.smcitizen.com 8~ Friday, January 25, 2013 The sign greets you as you head west on State Road 200 from Pine Avenue, and tells you that traffic signals are in a new pattern. Weve seen this before, and its never worked. But this time, all went well. On Thursday morning, about 7:30, I made the turn and saw the sign. I headed west. I didnt stop until I got all the way out to 60th Avenue, which, as it usually does, threw a red light at me. But still, thats pretty good, getting past the 27th Avenue intersection, past the mall, past the Interstate, past Heath Brook, all the way to 60th. Maybe the city is finally making progress. Of course, it would be nice if the county would follow suit. The day before, Wednesday afternoon, I pulled out of the office on to 200 and headed east. I got the red light at 103rd and waited. It turned green and I headed toward 80th where I got another red light. When that light changed, I headed east and got the next red light, at 90th (by Lowes). Then I headed east at got the next red light, at Marion Landing and Queen of Peace. Now when you get the first red light, thats OK, but when you then get a green light and go exactly on the speed limit, shouldnt you get green lights all the way down the street? Thats what the city is trying to do. Hopefully, others will follow. By the way, the question came up in a discussion with someone recently, asking when you go out on State Road 200, are you going west or south, since the road runs in a northeast to southwest direction as it passes through the corridor. A lot of people arent aware of it, but theres an American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials that sets the standard, and its not simple. Roads going east and west end in an even number. and roads going north and south end in an odd number. Roads considered through highways end in either a 1 or a 0. In the Interstate system, the low numbers start in the south. Interstate 10 goes through north Florida, Interstate 20 goes through Atlanta, etc. Heres where it gets confusing. In Florida and other states, the state highways have the lower number in the north. State Road 10 (also U.S. 90) runs through Lake City. State Road 20 runs through Gainesville, State Road 40 through Ocala, State Road 50 through Orlando, etc. The north-south highways have a similar problem. The Interstate low numbers are in the west: I-5 runs up the coast of California, I-95 is in Florida. But the U.S. Highway system is the opposite. U.S. 1 is on the east coast of Florida, U.S. 101 is on the coast of California. Confused yet? Think of people who drive for a living, such as truck drivers. Anyhow, back to the original question. State Road 200 technically runs east and west, so thats what we have to live with. For the next problem, well discuss Marion Countys designation of streets, avenues, courts, lanes, terraces, etc. On second thought, thats too much to absorb for one day.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. In a nation where the words race fans assume either the pounding of hooves at the horse races or the roar of the engines at NASCAR tracks, its a stark contrast when people attend bicycle races. Its the sound of silence as bikes quietly zip along the streets where the race is being held. The silence of the sordid side of bicycle racing was broken last week when Lance Armstrong, seven-time Tour de France winner and Olympic silver medalist, sat down for an interview with Oprah Winfrey. Now stripped of all his titles, Armstrong admitted that he was doping by taking banned substances during his racing career. The medications are called performance enhancing drugs, or PEDs, and their use is evidently widespread. Its been an issue in professional baseball for years, and only recently the Hall of Fame voters refused to admit anyone into that hallowed institution, despite the presence of the all-time home run leader and a seventime Cy Young award pitcher on the ballot. We all know why. It would therefore seem certain that Armstrong would be ostracized by people all across the nation, especially after he admitted he was lying when he sued people for accusing him of taking the enhancements, even though they were telling the truth. But its not that easy. For all the ill will Armstrong has generated in the past week, it cannot be denied that, being a cancer survivor, he has helped many, many others with the disease through his organization called Livestrong. He recently stepped down as head of that group. Most sports fans are familiar with Jim Valvano, the late North Carolina State basketball coach whose message during his final years of a battle with cancer still resonates in replays of a famous speech he once gave. The Jimmy V Foundation raises funds for cancer research, and is a popular charity throughout the sports world. Livestrong does not do the same thing. It reaches out to people who already have cancer, trying to improve their lives as they battle against the disease. It would be a shame if Armstrongs admitted indiscretions cause this organization to lose funding. When someone openly deceives the public, its generally some innocent victims that pay the price. In Armstrongs case, some of the innocent victims were those who were sued by him for speaking the truth, but if Livestrong is hurt, the list will also include all those who could be helped by this group. So condemn Armstrong all you want, but remember that his organization can still help a lot of people out there with cancer. Dont let them become collateral damage in the fallout against a cheating bicycle racer.S UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Armstrongs group still helps victims Trying to make the 200 trip easier Jim Flynn Columnist Gunning for a long shot from Congress Jim Clark Editor READER OPINIONS INVITED LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Smoke and mirrorsConservatives and liberals maintain an ongoing dialogue. Their ideas and opinions often differ sometimes greatly but they keep exchanging thoughts and ideas which allow them to reasonably debate one anothers views. But, when a proposal is made that will benefit most people conservative, liberal, independent extremist-loons scurry to find ways to muddy the waters by making disparaging statements that have nothing to do with the proposal. And, God forbid, they should make an effort to suggest ways to make the proposal even more beneficial. Another extremist ploy is to perpetuate myths such as: Republican policies benefit only the very wealthy; Conservatives oppose healthcare reform. But dont ask them to back up these myths ... they cant. Its apparent that one of their goals is to facilitate chaos by spreading deception and misinformation. This chaos is magnified even more because the culture we live in is a liberally top-heavy one. 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Friday, January 25, 2013 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 24~ Friday, January 25, 2013 www.smcitizen.com TO ADVERTISECall854-3986 ADVER TISING ideas they are entitled to. Most educators are dedicated to giving our kids the very best education. Many, however, are liberally inclined. They tend to feed young people liberal ideas and opinions instead of presenting both liberal and conservative views. If they did, young people would get the necessary information to evaluate each view and make their own informed decisions. Entertainment industries (music, movies, TV) are controlled by left-leaning studios, producers, performers. We idolize popular singers and actors and most of these performers provide us great pleasure in return. Many performers, however, say and do outrageous things that some off us interpret as being true and acceptable. Media (newspapers, TV and radio news) are mostly dominated by leftleaning writers and newscasters who present the liberal side and play-down or ignore the conservative one. Uninformed and impressionable people believe whatever they are told by the media ... they assume that media people are experts; that they must be telling the truth. Religious ideas arent consistent with liberal policies abortion being one. These policies are driving Americans further from God. Family-values are gradually deteriorating; our young people are not always given religious direction: either from their parents and/or because legislation in many instances prohibits it by their educators. And the list goes on: the unions; the courts; our Constitution which while not a liberal doctrine is being largely bypassed by the current administration. Some far-lefters say that the Constitution is obsolete; that it no longer meets Americas needs. What they are really saying is: The Constitution restricts our ability to freely implement our socialist agenda. This smoke and mirrors environment is not healthy for America. Thankfully, we have God and righteousness on our side. If we continue to pray, actively defend our beliefs, and continue doing and saying virtuous things we will prevail. Joe OHara OcalaSensible gun lawsCommon sense can win a discussion if you think through the issue of who can and who should be able to won a gun. The Second Amendment is as strong as ever and our government supports the rights of its citizens to own and use firearms. The far right and the NRA are shouting as loud as they can to whoever will listen that the president wants to eliminate the Second Amendment and take away all guns from its citizens A thinking person can understand that the government is not trying to take guns away from responsible gun owners as Fox News, Rush Limbaugh and most of the Republicans in Congress are claiming. There are those in responsible positions in our government who are saying that the gun problem is complex and multi-faceted but they are just clouding the issue to win support for their position. The truth is that the president is proposing a ban on assault weapons and gun clips that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition. Who needs a military style assault weapon strapped on their shoulder to show how tough they are? These people are promoting actions against the safety of our children. There are those on the right who believe that suggesting gun control is an impeachable offense. There should be no place in America that these politicians can hide who will not vote to protect Americans. There are some things that Congress can do to safeguard our country such a background checks on anyone before they can purchase any kind of weapon. We should not be afraid to go shopping, walk the streets, go to ball games and in other words to be free to live our lives the way we want to. Our children should be safe to attend school with minimal care such keeping all doors and windows locked from the inside and possibly cameras on the buildings the same as super markets and shopping malls have. The government can pass laws to buy back these assault weapons and large ammo clips for those willing to turn in these weapons to proper authorities. The time has come to be serious about this man made problem that we face in todays world. Jerry Segovis OcalaSensible Gun ControlIt is time to apply a comprehensive approach to reduce if not end the gunrelated violence that we all agree is killing our families and friends and making us feel unsafe. Its true that guns dont kill people, people kill people, but people with guns can kill people including themselves more effectively. We know that states with low gun ownership rates and strong gun laws (New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts) have the lowest rates of firearm-related deaths, and that states with higher rates of gun ownership and weak gun laws (Louisiana, Wyoming, Mississippi) rank first in the nation for gun deaths. We need to recognize that guns are weapons, and unrestricted access to them undermines public safety. We also need to recognize that a tiny minority of people are responsible for the vast majority of gun violence, and so we must seek realistic ways to reduce access to firearms for those at risk of harming themselves or others. We must provide appropriate mental health and substance abuse prevention and treatment services. Finally, we need to recognize that the current violence and suffering are largely preventable. With sustained effort, we can shape our policies to better balance individual rights with our collective interest in public safety. Gerard Chapdelaine Oak RunGun controlStarting with and including the 1991 Lubys massacre in Killeen, Texas, through the one in Connecticut last month, almost all of the mass shootings have one common characteristic. They were done in gun-free zones, where law-abiding citizens are not allowed to carry firearms. Criminals and crazies, who dont give a hoot about gun laws, know to go there to perform their murderous acts. One goal of the New World Order movement, including Obama, is to take guns away from all private citizens. They realize they cant do it in one fell swoop, so they take baby steps toward their goal. Obamas latest proposals are part of that. Al Shumard Pine Run LETTERSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 Saturday, March 2 Palm Cay garage salesCommunity-wide garage sales will be held at Palm Cay on Saturday, March 2, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The gates will be open to the public. A hot dog lunch will be available at the Oasis fro a nominal fee. Palm Cay is on State Road 200 just two blocks west of 103rd Street Road.Saturday, March 9 Concert at F irst Congregat ionalThe Southern Express 18-piece Big Band will be performing at First Congregational United Church of Christ on Saturday, March 9 at 6 p.m. This is a fundraiser for the church; tickets are $10 and are available at the church office, 7171 SW State Road 200, 352-237-3035 or contact Dave at 352-8677967. Refreshments will be available at intermission.Saturday, March 16 L ooking f or vendors Come join us on March 16 at Oak Runs annual Plant Sale and Craft Show. There are tables available inside the Orchid Club for $15 per table. The show will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. We will have entertainment and food available. Please call Patricia Callahan 352-484-0895) or Sharon Cariglio 315-383-2138) for more information. Our proceeds are donated to CCF s Horticulture Scholarship program. Run w alk f or U nit ed W ayUnited Way of Marion Countys high school youth program is hosting a St. Patricks Day 5K run/walk on Saturday, March 16, at 8 a.m. downtown at Ocala City Hall to benefit the United Way. Entry fee is $20 before Monday, March 11 and $25 afterward. Race forms can be downloaded at www.uwmc.org or participants can register at Active.com. Sponsorships are still available. For more information, call Tina Banner at 352-732-9696. Saturday, April 20 Helping Hands race, w alk, f un runHelping Hands is having its inaugural 5K race, a 1 mile walk, and a Kids Fun Run, on April 20th at the Baseline Road Trailhead (Florida Greenway). Its a family event featuring complimentary food, snacks, drinks, music, exhibits, and raffle prizes. Individual and group awards will be given out to winners. The cost for adults is $20 for pre-registration, youth $15, and the childrens Fun Run (10 years or younger) is free. Top quality event shirts are free to the first 200 registrants. All the proceeds go to helping local men, women, and children in need. Registration, sponsorships, and detailed information is available on our website at www.helpinghandsocala.org or call Holly Miley at 352732-4464.Ongoing Civic Chorale offers scholarshipThe Marion Civic Chorale is offering the Grat L. Rosazza Scholarship to an area student with musical talent. The $ 500 scholarship is open to high school and community college students who are continuing their education in vocal music, music education or musical theatre. The winner will perform with the chorale during one of the spring concerts and will be awarded the scholarship at that time. Application deadline is April 2. For further information, visit the chorales web site at marioncivicchorale@tripod.com or contact Judy Crooks at 352-812-0666, or e-mail Jillvw50@gmail.com.Reading V olunt eer GroupLove to read? Love kids? Our Reading Volunteer Group is looking for enthusiastic people to visit two of our local elementary schools and read to the lower grades. It would only take up about an hour of your time, six mornings a year each (Tuesdays and Wednesdays) at Sunrise and Marion Oaks Elementary schools. The books are selected by the teacher at the grade level you want, and you are escorted by two of the children to their classroom. Having the children around you engaged and anticipating the next page, discussing the book, sharing the pictures, and just being with them is a truly rewarding experience. Through our efforts we hope to instill in them a love of reading while opening up new horizons and adventures in the wonderful world of books. Call Addie Bambridge at 352-533-8666 to sign up or for more information. 352-216-9800 Lic./Ins. 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Friday, January 25, 2013 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com 10~ Friday, January 25, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Read the classifieds Personally, I sure will be glad when January is over. If confession is good for the soul, then let me have a good soul cleansing and confess that January is not my favorite month of the year. At the beginning of each year, a certain resident in our home begins acting like an angel and starts harping about a diet. But, not just a diet. I could take that, I think. Rather, my diet. What my diet has to do with her is a question I have yet to ask. One of my New Years resolutions is to ask no question I do not want to hear the answer. Believe me when I say ignorance is bliss. The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage is a health nut, whereas, I am just a plain nut with lots of fudge icing on the top. As nuts are concerned, I prefer nuts with fudge icing. Every year right after Christmas and before the New Year comes in, my wife and I have this conversation about the upcoming diet. I need to correct myself here. When I use the word conversation, I probably should use the word monologue. When it comes to diets, I have absolutely nothing to say. My wife on the other hand, has plenty to say and when she is saying it to me, she holds nothing back. When it comes to diets and dieting, I have my own ideas about the whole matter. I do not see myself as fat, just post-thin. For arguments sake, lets say I am fat. I take refuge in the Bible along this line, which says, All the fat is the Lords (Leviticus 4:16b KJV). If I was to argue with my wife, which I promise you I am not going to, I could lay all of the blame about my being post-thin on her. I have pictures to prove my point. Before we got married, I was very thin. Now look at me! I dont have to draw a picture for you, do I? Along this line of diets, I think I am doing rather well. I have come up with ideas that have made me quite comfortable along this line. Last week I bought a dress shirt and brought it home. When I tried it on it was three sizes too big for me making me look rather thin. I love that shirt. That shirt was made for people like me. Every time I wear that shirt in public somebody usually says, You mustve lost a lot of weight. I just smile. I have other shirts in my closet that have brought me no end of grief. Here is what I want to know. Why do my shirts get thin but I dont? After all, we go to the same places and eat at the same restaurants. There is something here I believe I am missing! Whenever I am off on a trip somewhere my wife always says just as I leave, Make sure that you watch what you eat while youre away. I am delighted to report to her or anybody else who will listen that I always watch what I eat. After all, I would hate to take a bite of broccoli by mistake. Therefore, I watch every bite I eat to make sure it is as delicious as possible. My wife is always encouraging me to eat more fruit. I believe fruit is a matter of personal opinion and preference. My wife believes that bananas are fruit. I, on the other hand, believe that a banana split is fruit. My wife has the idea that an Apple a day keeps the doctor away. I have a different slant on that idea. I believe an Apple Fritter a day keeps everybody away. When it comes to salads, my wife is the crowned queen of salads. She has a golden touch when it comes to making salads. If I am not careful, she will serve me a salad three times a day. Another thing I need to watch out for with her salads. Occasionally, she will try to slip in some form of broccoli. For some unknown reason she believes broccoli is the panacea for all ills nutritionally. As diets come and go, my diets usually go without leaving a trace behind them. Years ago, I got serious about a diet and was determined to lose 25 pounds of ugly fat. Much to my chagrin, I lost the other fat instead. Now look at me! The diet phase is beginning to run its course as we come to the close of January. Toward the end of January, my lovely bride begins thinking of Valentines Day. For me, whatever gets her attention off my diet is good news any day of the week. I suppose it is true what people say that you are what you eat. I further suppose that it is important to eat the right things. Not only is that true physically but also spiritually. The Bible has something to say about this. As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby (1 Peter 2:1 KJV). Nothing is more important in my daily routine than feasting on the Word of God. I may not do very well on my physical diet, but I do take special care about my spiritual diet.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 1-866-5522543 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com. Out to Pastor Rev. James Snyder My New Years diet fits me to a t-shirt RELIGION 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. 26: Mens Prayer Group: 8 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 27: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28: Bible Study, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29: Womens Crafts and Fellowship, 9 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31: Prayer and Praise Group, 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2: 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.Friendship Baptist ChurchOn Sunday, Jan. 27, services at Friendship Baptist Church will begin with Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. Adult classes will be taught by Bill Wallett and Mrs. Linda Brown. The Morning Worship Service is at10:45 with Pastor Randall Brown bringing a challenging Bible message, and Mrs. Linda Brown leding the choir and special music. The annual business meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday. The Mens Prayer Meeting will be on Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. Ronnie Warren, speaker and soloist, will be the special guest on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Friendship Baptist Church is at 9510 S.W. 105th St., off State Road 200. The church phone is 352-237-2644. PLEASESEERELIGION, PAGE11 According to the Internet site, Bizarre, Crazy, Silly Unknown Holidays, this is Healthy Weight Week and Hunt for Happiness Week. Somehow the two seem related.Different viewpointA woman was standing nude and looking in the bedroom mirror. She was not happy with what she saw and said to her husband, I feel horrible; I look old, fat and ugly. I really need you to pay me a compliment. The husband replied, Your eyesights almost perfect.Keep healthySally couldnt muster the willpower to lose unwanted pounds. One day, watching a svelte friend walking up the driveway, she lamented, Lindas so skinny it makes me sick. If it bothers you, her mother suggested, why dont you do something about it? Good idea, Mom, she replied. Turning to her friend, she called out, Hey, Linda, have a piece of chocolate cake.Chicken?Mary and her sister have weight problems and are always sharing diet tips. One day her sister was showing her a low-fat cookbook and pointed out a chicken dish she had tried the night before. Reading the ingredients, Mary commented, It looks like it would taste really bland. It did, her sister replied, until I added cheese and sour cream.Heard around the CorridorI do have flabby thighs, but fortunately my stomach covers them. Every time I start thinking too much about how I look, I just find a Happy Hour. By the time I leave I look just fine. Dieting is a way to make the ends justify the jeans. I stopped buying natural foods when I found out that eighty percent of people die from natural causes. This is Healthy Weight and Happiness Week(s) PLEASESEEPUN, PAGE26 Pun Alley Dick Frank 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. 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 REST AURANT 7651 SR 200 Circle Sq. Plaza Thur. Feb. 7 10:30 AM Lunch GOLDEN CORRAL 21 1 1 SW College Road T ue. Feb. 12 1 1:00 AM Lunch 000DUC1 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 000DOOY 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 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 000DT60 9330 SW 105th St., Ocala, FL 34481 854-9550 www.ocalawestumc.com 100th Ave. SW 105th St SW 110th St 484 Marion Oaks Library SW 103rd St Pine Run O T O W 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 Traditional Worship 8:00 & 11:00 A.M. Casual & Contemporary 9:30 A.M. CHRISTIAN LIFE ASSEMBL Y Proclaiming Good News SER VICES Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Sunday Morning Service 10:45 a.m. Sunday Evening Service 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. 000DNZC Everyone is welcome Thomas Markham, Pastor 352-237-6950 9644 SW Hwy 484, Ocala (Near State Road 200) 000DG9D 8070 SW 60th A ve. Ocala, FL 34476 352-291-2080 SERVICES HOURS Sunday 9am, 1 1am, 6pm 1:30 Spanish Service Tuesday 7pm Spanish Service Wednesday Night 7pm Thursday Bible Study 6:30 to 7:30 Y outh 7pm Friday 7pm Spanish Service Nursery available WE WELCOME ALL! Bishop Paul Woosley 000CHQO A Pr ogr essiv e Community of F aith in the Hear t of Centr al Florida Sunday Worship 10:30 am Adult Bible Discussion 12:00 Noon God is still speaking, Jesus didn t reject people. Neither do we. F irs t Congr eg a tional United Chur ch of Chris t 7171 SW SR 200, Ocala, FL 352-237-3035 uccocala.org Dr. H.W. McSwain, Jr., Pastor 000DT3J 7768 SW Hwy 200, Ocala (352) 237-4633 www .countr ysideocala.or g W elcome to Countr yside Pr esbyterian Chur ch (USA) Sunday Bible Study 9:00 am Sunday Worship 10:30 am Tuesday Bible Study 2:00 pm Pastor Gar y O. Marshall Y our Spiritual Home 000DCKQ Sunda y Bible Stud y 9:30 a.m. W orship Service 10:30 a.m. W ednesda y Bible Stud y 7:00 p.m. P astor: Matt Hunt Assoc. Pastor Kevin Hunt (Independent) 6158 S W Hwy 200 Jasmine Plaza Oc ala, FL 34476 873-4705 FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH (Disciples of Christ) W orship: 10:30 AM Sunday School: 9:15 AM (352) 629-6485 www .firstchristianocala.org 1908 S.E. Ft. King St. (Next to Marion Technical Institute) First Christian Church of Ocala Nursery Provided 000DP7L Revs. T erry & Mary Beth Harper Pastors See us on Facebook 000DOXB 352-861-6182 www .ccomc.org S UNDA Y S ER VICES Sunday School . . . . . . . . 9:30 am Worship Service . . . . . . . 10:30 am W EEKL Y A CTIVITIES W ednesday Bible Study . . . . 7:00 pm S ENIOR P AST OR D AV I D B ELLOWS 6768 SW 80th Street Ocala, Fl 34476 000DP93 College Road Baptist Chur ch 5010 SW College Road, Ocala, FL (352) 237-5741 Rev Ronnie W alker Pastor Rev Jef f Rountree, Minister of W o rship Rev Rob Loy Jr ., Student Minister Jason Kaminski, Children s Minister T rina Loy Preschool Director Holding Forth the Word of Life...JESUS Sunday W o rship Services 8:00, 9:30 & 1 1 :00 am 9:30 & 1 1:00 Sunday School W e dnesday 6:30 PM Children/Student Ministries 6:30 PM Mid-Week Bible Study www.collegeroad.org Phone (352) 861-9080 Sunday Services 10:30 a.m. 6:00 p.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Monday Morning Christians JOIN US IN WORSHIP 9045 SW 60th A ve. Ocala, FL 000DANR Bible Studies W e dnesday 7:00 p.m. Southwest Christian Church 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 B aptist Church A Place of New Spiritual Beginnings 000DGAB Pastor Randy & Linda Brown W esleyan-Holiness T radition OCALA WEST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE T eaching the Bible as Gods W ord to produce Christ-followers! S undays: Sunday School . . . 9:15 A.M. Morning Worship . . 10:30 A.M. Worship . . . . . . 6:00 P.M. Children s Bible Quizzing 6:00 P M. W ednesday Evenings Adult Bible Study . . 6:00 P M. Pastor Curt Dowling 5884 SW 60th A ve. (Airport Rd.) Ocala, Fl 34477 (352) 861-0755 www .ocalawestnaz.org 000D2HD 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 T rail, Ocala 75 484 484 Exit 341 SW 49TH A VE. MARION OAKS P A SS MARION OAKS TRAIL 200 484 MARION OAKS COURSE Our Redeemer Lutheran Church LC-MS 5200 S.W State Road 200 1 3 / 4 Miles W e st of I-75 W o rship Service 8:00 & 1 1:00 AM Bible Class & Sunday School 9:30 AM Pastor Joe Adams 237-2233 Sharing the Joy of Jesus Christ! 000D7EJ Evangelical Lutheran Church joyocala@embar qmail.com Edward Holloway Pastor 7045 SW 83rd Pl., Ocala (352) 854-4509 Nursery Pr ovided 000CPSM Sunday Worship 8:15 am & 11:00 am Sunday School 9:45 am Wednesday Evening Worship 6:45 pm German Language Worship 1st. Sunday of each month 3:00 pm S OUTH M ARION C ITIZEN D IRECT OR Y A SK FOR M ICHEL N OR THSEA AT 854-3986 The Reason to Believe... Wor ship Call t o 71 1 195

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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 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, 352-489-5881 or visit PeaceLutheranOnline.com.Holy Faith EpiscopalCome enjoy a pancake supper at Holy Faith Episcopal, Blue Cove, Dunnellon from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12. The Mens Club will serve pancakes, sausage, applesauce, dessert and a beverage. Tickets are $6 at the door. For information, call the church office at 352-489-2685. Maranatha Baptist ChurchKenny Evans will begin a Revival on Sunday, Feb. 3, at 6 p.m.; Monday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m.; Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. and Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. Kenny Evans is a Christian evangelical missionary and an ordained minister who brings his messages in song and sermon. He is also a recording artist. He has performed the Golden Oldies hits of the 50s and 60s for many seasons at the Country Tonite Theatre in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Kenny also performed with Grand Ole Opry stars such as Little Jimmy Dickens and Boots Randolph. All are invited to attend and be blessed by these powerful messages. Continuing programs for children: The AWANA (Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed) program continues every Sunday evening from 6 to 7:30 p.m. for children ages 4 to 18. The program is under the direction of Commander Chris Bailey and Vanessa Bailey. They want to share the love of Christ. AWANA is an exciting program of Christian learning and games of competition with awards. AWANA is an ongoing program and registration is always open. For further information, please call 352-347-5683. Pastor Mike Swingle invites all kids from from Kindergarten to grade 5, to attend Kidz Connect ministry. They meet once a month on the second Friday at 6 p.m. at the church. Pastor Mike also invites all students from grade 6 to grade 12, to join the teen mininistry Tranzformers, which meets on the third Friday each month at 6 p.m. at the church. Each ministry combines fun, connecting with others and ultimately connecting with the God who created them. Come check us out! Pastor Mike Swingle, the youth pastor, continues to plan many activities for young people. Each Wednesday at 6:45 p.m. a Youth Bible Study (L.I.G.H.T.) is held at the church. Tentative new program for young people up to fourth grade: Pastor Mike has a tentative start date for the Good News Club to begin after school at Sunrise Elementary School on Jan. 31. This program is for youngsters up to the 4th grade. Please call Pastor Mike at: 352-347-5683 to confirm the date. Maranatha Baptist Church is at 525 Marion Oaks Trail. Please call 352-3475683 for further information and directions to the church.Worship at TimberRidgeA worship service will take place at TimberRidge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Saturday, Jan. 26, at 10:15 a.m. Countryside Presbyterian Church provides Christian Ministry to residents of TimberRidge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 9848 S.W. 110th St., Ocala and holds bimonthly worship services. If you have a loved one, or friend at the TimberRidge Center you are invited to attend our next service on Jan. 26. For further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633. 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Friday, January 25, 2013 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com 12~ Friday, January 25, 2013 www.smcitizen.com BY ELOISE HOLLYFIELD ejh2025@gmail.comOn Saturday, Jan. 19, the club took park in the OTOW Health Expo, held at the Cultural Center in On Top of the World. The club gave out information about the many charities it supports, and club members conducted diabetes screening within the facility itself. Additionally, the Ocala Lions Club Bus was available to conduct vision and hearing screening. As previously reported, the Lions club has a unique fundraising event planned: The Recycled Trashy Fashion Show Presented by the OTOW Lions Club. 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 specifically for this event, by Chef Randal White, will be served at 6 p.m., along with the silent auction. The fashion show will begin at 6:30. James Vincent Wynn is the director of this event and will provide entertainment and also conduct the silent auction. Ticket costs are as follows: $30 per individual, $55 for a party of two, and $275 for a party of 10. To purchase tickets, contact Lion Wendy Phillips at via email at wendyp1946ad@aol.com. Checks should be made out to the OTOW Lions Club and sent to P.O. Box 772733, Ocala, Florida 34477. Clubs (both within and outside OTOW), organizations, and businesses are invited to enter one model per organization. Those sponsoring this event may also enter a model for the contest. 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 ASAP. No entry forms will be accepted after Jan. 31. There is no entry fee. Cash prizes are as follows: first prize: $1000, 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 Joan Greve at 352-304-8711 or via e-mail at kenjoang@yahoo.com. Organizations, businesses, and clubs that wish to sponsor this event should contact PDG Lion Estelle Clark at 352861-7358 or via e-mail at maggiemagoo@yahoo.com. Sponsors are classified as follows, based on the amount of money given: Diamond-$5000; Sapphire-$2500; Platinum-$1000; Gold-$500, and Silver$250. Rewards to the sponsors would be free tickets, the number determined by the level of sponsorship: DiamondTable of 10 (and 10 free tickets); Sapphire-six tickets; Platinum-4 tickets; Gold and Silver-2 tickets. These sponsors are invited to set up displays, as well. Each of these sponsors will have their ads placed in the event program. Individuals or groups who make a donation of a minimum of $35 will be listed in the program guide as Friends of the OTOW Lions Club. The Recycled Trashy Fashion Show Presented by OTOW Lions Club is bound to sell out early, and you dont want to miss it, so get your tickets early! OTOW Lions Club takes part in local health fair PHOTO BY JIM CLARKLions Club members at the Cultural Center last Saturday. Read the classifieds Jan. 25, Friday, fish or shrimp dinner, 5 to 7 p.m.; Rick Holland Blast from the Past, 6 to 10 p.m. Jan. 26, Saturday, Moose Golf best ball at Spruce Creek Preserve, 8 a.m.; steak night, 5 to 7 p.m.; Kenny Jackson karaoke, 6 to 10 p.m. Jan. 27, Sunday, Bar Bingo 4 to 6 p.m. Jan. 28, Monday, Coney dogs, noon to 3 p.m., officers meeting 6:30 p.m. Jan. 29, Tuesday, Dart League 5:45 to 9 p.m.; food specials, 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 30, Wednesday, membership appreciation, 3 to 5 p.m. Jan. 31, Thursday, cards 1 p.m.; open darts 5 p.m.; shuffleboard 7 p.m. Feb. 1, Friday, fish or shrimp dinner, 5 to 7 p.m.; Dave Hulburt 6 to 10 p.m. West Marion Moose Lodge 2356, open for members and qualified guests, is at 10411 S.W. 110th St., one mile north of State Road 200 across from the Oak Run entrance. Phone is 352-854-2200. Moose Lodge activities A tale of two cities, but both are SeattleTRUTH LIKE THE SUN By Jim Lynch This novel is about two cities which are both Seattle. Theres Seattle in 1962 hosting the Worlds Fair, a dazzling extravaganza that brings the stuffy, postwar city to life with crowds of people, raucous noise, and fleeting impressions. On hand for it is hunched and neckless Ed Sullivan, as well as Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, Ella Fitzgerald. Count Basie, President John Kennedy, Dave Beck (before his conviction) and, of course, Elvis who provides the title for Jim Lynchs book: Truth is like the sun, isnt it, Elvis says, you can shut it out for a time but it aint going away. Also dining atop the Space Needle in 1962 is Prince Phillip, dispensing jokes and stamping his feet at the punch line to ensure responsive laughter. Fast forward to 2001 to a Seattle still in shock from the dot.com boom and bust. Its 40 years later and the dreamy young mastermind of the Worlds Fair is now 70 and running for mayor. The election promises to be contentious and single mom, new-in-town reporter Helen Gulanos has just drawn an assignment to write a nostalgia piece about the Fair. At first shes inconsolable, seeing no chance for a Pulitzer here. Things change, however, as she researches the 1962 archives and comes to know Mr. Seattle, as Morgan is called, when she can get past his guard dog ,Ted Severson. Truth Like the Sun unfolds with alternating chapters linking the two eras. Youthful Roger in 1962 brims with idealism, his face lit up with success as he begins his speech commemorating the Space Needle: Lets commit this moment to memory OK? Look around. Remember what our city looked like on this night from up here. RememBookmark Pat Wellington ber how young we all were. Its a very different Roger in 2001, an old man with a musty apartment, aching ankles and hips from doorbelling, the bruising election taking its toll. To a reporter he confesses, Life is a challenging and often inexplicable odyssey that doesnt translate easily into newspaper stories. Lynch is a fresh voice telling a citys evolving story. Theres an old joke in the New York area when someone asks directions: How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, practice, practice. Some local performers have evidently been practicing a lot. Members of the College of Central Floridas Patriot Singers and the Marion Civic Chorale will travel to New York City to perform at Carnegie Hall on Monday, Feb. 18. With the Grammy award-winning bluegrass band Monroe Crossing, they will present Carol Barnets The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass. Matthew Bumbach, Asst. Professor of Vocal Studies at CF and conductor of the Patriot Singers and the Marion Civic Chorale received an invitation in the spring of 2012 to participate in this performance. Dr. Jonathan Griffith, Artistic Director and Principal Conductor for Distinguished Concerts International of New York congratulated the Ocala groups: The College of Central Florida Concert Choir and the Marion Civic Chorale received this invitation because of the quality and high level of musicianship demonstrated by the singers as well as the exceptional quality of the audition recordings. It is quite an honor just to be invited to perform in New York. These wonderful musicians not only represent a high quality of music and education, but they also become ambassadors for the entire community. This is an event of extreme pride for everybody and deserving of the communitys recognition and support. Bumbach noted that It is an honor to be invited to perform at Carnegie Hall and it is exciting to be performing such a fantastic new work! Carol Barnet, composer of The World Beloved, does an exceptional job of joining the meaning of the text and the music. This is no small feat when pairing classical choral singing with the folk instruments found in bluegrass. The result is a beautiful work filled with lush harmonies, exciting crescendos, and tender thoughtful moments. Jerry Van Weelden, President of the Marion Civic Chorale, is especially proud that Lauren Wilson, CF student and recipient of the Chorales annual music student scholarship, has been selected by conductor Locals find out how to get to Carnegie Hall PLEASESEECARNEGIE, PAGE26 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. 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A 14-year-old Southwest Ocala youth was accused of auto theft after an incident on Jan. 17. According to the report from the Marion County Sheriffs Office, the boy and a companion stole a truck from a driveway on Southwest 60th Terrace. \ They said the truck was left unlocked and the owner said he might have left a set of keys in the center console. After taking the truck for what was termed a joy ride, the two boys became stuck in the sand and then spotted a pair of dirt bikes at a home on Southwest 90th Street. They took the dirt bikes and were riding them in the neighborhood. They were spotted by a resident and deputies responded, eventually arresting one of the boys and charging him with auto theft. At the time of the report only one youth had been charged, but the truck and dirt bikes had been recovered.Friday, January 25, 2013 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com M AINTAIN THE H EALTH OF Y OUR B USINESS Advertise in 20~ Friday, January 25, 2013 www.smcitizen.com 19330 SW 83rd Place Rd., Dunnellon Located Right Next to Rainbow Springs State Park (352) 489-3348 www.RainbowSpringsGolfandCountryClub.com 000DT6A SATURDAY & SUNDAY ONLY W ith coupon Expires 2/10/13 $ 25.00 Per Person GOLF AND CART 2 FOR 1 DRAFT BEER Read the classifieds Palm Grove will be the site of the White Elephant Sale, Saturday, Feb. 2, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Paul and Emily Pike and their staff will have luncheon available consisting of hot dogs with sauerkraut, chicken salad croissant and seafood salad croissant, assorted Danish, pie, and there will be soda, all at a reasonable prices. Admission is free. Come do a bit of browsing and shopping and take time out for a light lunch. See you at 10 a.m. as you search for that special treasure.Do You Remember? Arts and Crafts FairTune in channel 12 for Len Teitlers presentation of the November 2012 Arts and Crafts Fair, narrated by Anna Boodee. It will air following FYI daily at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. from Jan. 25 to Feb. 1.Pancake breakfastDont forget that tomorrow, Jan. 26, you can find great pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee or tea from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Orchid Club.Performing Arts Company PACOR has a newcomer in the cast of The Odd Couple. Marlena Yaich is making her debut in the role of Silvie. The Yaichs moved to Oak Run in 2005 after snow birding between Delaware and Tarpon Springs, having spent most of their lives in southeastern Pennsylvania where they raised four children and parlayed them into 10 active grandchildren. Marlenas husband Lou will be getting his feet wet in show biz also taking on the job of stage manager. After spending time golfing, playing cards and volunteering, Marlena felt she needed to expand her horizons and joined Little Theatre. Her prior experience was a bit part in HMS Pinafore. She only sought the experience of auditioning and was shocked and pleased to be chosen for the part. Remaining ticket sales in January are at the pancake breakfast on the 26th from 8 to 10 a.m. and at the movie that evening from 6 to 6:45 p.m. Those of you who have attended past dinner theatre nights know it to be a premier event here in Oak Run. This year there will be a relaxing dinner of prime rib and chicken romano and all the fixings followed by a great show. Eighteen of the 25 tables have been sold out and Shari Weber (352-854-0116) awaits your call to fill out the few remaining tables as does Linda Noel (352-873-9908) for all other shows. Please support your dedicated neighbors who make up the hard working cast and crew by filling the Palm Grove Club to capacity on March 21 through the 24th. Baby Boomers February danceTickets for the next Baby Boomers dance will be on sale at the Orchid Club from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26. Cost is $5 for members and $7 for guests. Make check payable to ORBB. The dance will be at Palm Grove on Feb. 2 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. For more information call Brian and Darlene Lamo at 352-857-2024Italian American ClubThe Italian American Club wishes to thank its departing officers for the outstanding work they did on behalf of the club for the past two years. President Vinnie Procaccini and his wife Karen, along with John and Ann Gariboldi, Eileen Leo, and Richie and Joan Solito, did a fantastic job arranging and hosting the clubs various parties and events. Newly elected president John Casabianca and his committee of officers will begin the new year with a Valentines Day party for members only, on Wednesday, Feb. 13. Tickets sales for this event will be on Wednesday, Jan. 30. Cost is $10 per person paid by check only. Further details will be announced in a flyer and on channel 12 Your clubs new committee is looking forward to 2013 with great enthusiasm. They hope to continue to bring many fun-filled, entertaining evenings to all of the members. We wish you all a happy, healthy and prosperous year. See you all in 2013. Oak Run travelThe second sale date for the Sept.White Elephant Sale will be at Palm Grove on Feb. 2 Oak Run Carol Wheeler PLEASESEEOAK RUN, PAGE14 Marions Most Wanted Rahlelia Goodwin (Godwin), 21, felony order to take into custody, order to revoke bond. Darrell Leon Gordon Jr., 23, felony violation of probation warrant simple battery. Sabrina Nichoel Richar, 29, felony violation of probation warrant possession of methamphetamine. Cartrell Antwon Reed, 25, felony warrant grand theft. Antwan Xavier Smith, 23, felony bench warrant for failure to appear pre-trial conference aggravated battery with great bodily harm; violation of probation warrant possession of cannabis less than 20 grams. Robert Scott Staggs, 27, felony violation of probation organized fraud, possession of hydrocodone. RECENT ARRESTS Duane Johnson, right, holds a plaque presented to him upon his retirement from the COPS program at the Southwest District Office of the Marion County Sheriffs Department. From the left are Capt. Mike Rolls, Sheriff Chris Blair and Capt. Jim Burton. Duane Johnson retires A veteran member of the Citizens on Patrol out of the Sheriffs Office Southwest District, Duane Johnson has retired. Johnson was coordinator of the program for nine years. His training included 40 hours of Volunteer Emergency Rescue Training and 30 hours for the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security. According to information provided, he usually spent 40 to 60 hours per week either patrolling or scheduling events, and patrolled regularly on Saturday and Sunday from 3 to 9 p.m. He managed the direction of the administration and training officers and 40 patrol volunteers. Weekly reports were collected for miles drive, hours on patrol, businesses checked on patrol, construction sites observed, etc. This accumulated into a monthly report to the sheriff. He also directed the new business registration in the State Road 200 Corridor, a register of approximately 200 businesses. There were many events to schedule. He received 12 plaques from the Sheriffs Office for his outstanding service to the community. Waffle House fire easily extinguishedFirefighters with Ocala Fire Rescue extinguished a small fire Tuesday morning at Waffle House restaurant. A fire began on the grill in the kitchen, and according to the store manager they called 911 and she safely evacuated the five customers and six employees from the restaurant. According to Captain Ed Raulerson, Ocala Fire Rescue responded at 10:55 a.m. and arrived within four minutes. Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire and damage was kept to a minimum. Health department officials will make the final determination as to when the store can re-open after cleanup operations are completed. There were no injuries. The restaurant is located at 3871 Southwest College Road (State Road 200). Burglary at barbecue spot nets $2,500 in cigarettesMarion County Sheriffs Office detectives are investigating a burglary that took place at Jims BBQ, 7424 W. County Road 318 around 12:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 22. While he was in the store, the suspect took several cartons of cigarettes valued at nearly $2,500 and change from the cash register. 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Mens Pool League and is a fixture at the tables, practicing. An avid musician and singer, you can hear him on Karaoke Nights as well. He also is a pretty fair poker player and can be found with our card players on Wednesday afternoons. Edna and John have been married for 15 years. They met on a blind date when introduced by Ednas sister Eileen. Eileens husband was Johns boss, so you might say it was a bit of a conspiracy. They all went to an Italian restaurant, enjoyed a good meal and a good time and then, for six months John and Edna didnt talk. Then, in September, John called and he and Edna went out to another restaurant; this time they went by themselves. The following January, they were married. (Apparently the food was better at the second eatery). Times were not always good for John and Edna. Both were born in Pennsylvania and went to school there. John and school didnt mix too well and at 17, he left. Returning home, he was informed by his father that if he wasnt going to school, he wasnt living at home. Within the week, John had enlisted in the U.S. Air Force with his parents consent. For the next 10 years, John served as a jet engine mechanic and advanced to the grade of Technical Sergeant. His assignments included Salinas, Kansas; Minot AFB, North Dakota and Kincheloe AFB in Michigan, among others. On the flight line at Salinas he watched as a B-47 bomber was taking off one night. The plane roared down the runway and partially through the take off procedure, the plane blew a tire. Apparently the pilot was unaware that it was a blown tire and thought there had been an explosion. In an attempt to abort the take off, the plane went off the runway and burst into flames. John has never forgotten that horrendous sight. After high school Edna began working with General Electric. Impressively she worked with five engineers in the Missile and Space Vehicle Division of that corporation. She held a Secret security clearance and was a key person in that department. Edna and John both have children from their previous marriages. Edna has two daughters; Sharon who lives in Virginia and Beth Ann living in Chicago. Beth Ann is Director in Charge of Young Adult Library Services Association. A son, Rick, passed away. After her children were older, Edna returned to work as an ophthalmic assistant. She worked in a large office for three doctors until her marriage to John. John has a son and a daughter; Ray and Lisa. Both still live in Pennsylvania where Ray is self employed and Lisa is a stay at home mom. A life long fan of country music, one day 12-year-old John was sitting on the fence playing the air guitar and singing cowboy songs. (Actually it wasnt just air he was playing; it was a wooden ruler.) His father obviously recognized his talent (or felt sorry for him) and bought him his first guitar; a Stella. John took lessons, but admits to skipping quite a few of them to spend the two dollars at the local arcade. Between the lessons and constant practice he became so good that he entered a talent contest through a local radio station after leaving the Air Force. Curley Herman, a popular DJ announced that he had plans for starting a new band. Following the audition, along with some others, John was selected to be a part of the group and went on tour. The band was good enough to open for such acts as Loretta Lynn and Hank Williams Jr. Thats one reason that he is one of the favorites on Karaoke Night here in Cherrywood. The life on tour was very rugged and finally came to an end when Curly died. Later John would continue his musical career by joining a group called the Silver Strings. They played locally for senior citizen centers; VFW posts; disabled veterans and a host of other venues. He left the group when he and Edna moved to Florida but he still keeps in touch with them. Being sick of the cold and snow of their home state, Edna and John decided to move south. Edna was instrumental in getting the pair to Ocala. She researched some of the best places to retire and found Aiken S.C., and Ocala. After stopping in South Carolina, they came to Cherrywood and found a custom built home. Unlike the other houses in Cherrywood, the one they looked at had been specially constructed specifically to the needs and designs of the owner who was in the construction business. Once they saw it, they both knew that this was exactly what they were looking for and made an offer. It was accepted and the rest, as they say, is history. They have never looked back and enjoy the people; the activities and opportunities that this community has to offer. Edna is an Elder at Countryside Presbyterian Church. A bit over two years ago, a new addition came into their lives. His name is Granger and admittedly, more people know the Wire Haired Terrier/Schnauzer mix than know John. Everyone loves Granger and Granger, a rescue, loves every body. Hes the best dog in the world, to quote his Mom. Together Edna and John share 10 grand children who they love; enjoy and are immensely proud of. They are a perfect blend of families. The love they share with family, friends and the joy of Granger make their beautiful house a warm and welcoming home. We are fortunate to have such talented; loving; intelligent and giving people in the community but then thats what makes Cherrywood such a great place to live. From Your Reporter:Hes smiling more; hes laughing more thats how the mother of Dalton Dingus described her son recently. You probably didnt know Dalton but he was a young boy, just 9 years old who had a dream. Dalton suffered from Cystic Fibrosis and this past Christmas, he wanted to be in the Guinness Book of Records for receiving the most Christmas cards ever. A neighbor put his wish on Facebook, and it was picked up by the local media. Soon, the national and international media outlets had the story and it went viral. The young lad received more than 800,000 cards before it was done. Cards came in from all over the world in languages that the boy couldnt speak and from countries he likely had never heard of. Cards filled his home and brightened his days; filled rooms at volunteers houses and in storage areas; and finally, when his casket was carried into the church; hundreds of cards were there too. Little Dalton died one day short of his 10th birthday in Salyersville, Kentucky. Daltons story and life touched a lot of people as he fought courageously and pursued his dream. I must admit to being one of the 800,000 who sent the boy a card; it was a cheap price to pay to be a part of his wish and to be inspired by his life. The authorities at Guinness are in touch with Daltons parents but whether he gets the record or not matters little. What does matter is that this little man could touch the hearts of so many people. Dalton is now in a far better place than the one he left behind; and the place he left behind, is far better because he was here. Thank you, Dalton. If you have comments, suggestions or ideas for items you would like to see in this column please contact me at urperssec@yahoo.com. Im always happy to hear from you, the readers. Oct. Mediterranean Cruise will be on Jan. 31. Contact Bob and Cindy Kocher for details. We are working on our spring-summer travel brochure. Here are some selected summer trips we have lined up. Look for the brochure and sale dates in March. Our hosts will be clamoring to take you on these trips and others at our hosts meeting on Feb. 14. Sale dates will be announced after this meeting. July 20 at Ed Fletchers Dinner Theatre well see Cooking with Gus. Gussie is a famous food critic who wants to do a TV show. Her husband says no but she goes ahead only to find out she has stage fright. Taping the shows turns in to a comic nightmare ending with a food fight. July 28 at Show Palace will be Barefoot in the Park, a Neil Simon favorite about a young couple of newlyweds making their first home in New York City in 1963. Aug. 20 at the David A Straz, Jr. Center in Tampa you will be entertained by Forever Plaid, a toe-tapping, side-slapping musical and comedy featuring a parade of your favorite tunes. We are planning a Thanksgiving Caribbean cruise for you to look forward to. It will be on Royal Caribbean out of Fort Lauderdale to such ports as St. Kitts and other islands. Look for the brochure details.Friends of the LibraryThe first meeting for 2013 of The Friends of the Library is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 1. Our speaker will be Marie Timm of the Master Gardeners. Come and enjoy this informative presentation that may allow all of us to improve our gardens. If you have not renewed your membership for The Friends of the Library, now is the time. Dues are $3 for which you can attend five meetings with guest speakers, and/or discussions on library activities, followed by refreshments. Our monthly book sale is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 9, from 8 to 10 a.m. during the Donut Drop-In.2013 Football PartyAre you ready for some football??? Do you want to have a blast? The Big Game is just around the corner and promises to be a big party again this year. The game is on Sunday, Feb. 3, and we will be cheering every play in the Orchid Club. Only Oak Run residents and their guests are allowed to attend. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and we will have the big screen along with four TV monitors on the sides. We will provide beer, soda, snacks, coffee, tea and dessert, but as always you can bring the beverage of your choice and /or your own snacks. Lets continue the tradition with good food, good friends and a great game. Get your friends together and get your tickets. Come join the fun, have some refreshments, cheer on your favorite team and leave the mess to us. For more information and tickets call Bill Balch at 352-854-4963.Garden ClubAll members and Oak Run Residents are invited to our Garden Club meeting in February. It is Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 9 a.m. in the Orchid Club. Our refreshment committee is starting our meeting with delicious goodies. Our business meeting starts at 9:30 a.m. and our program this month is about Attracting Birds to Your Backyard by Helen Ogren, a Master Gardener. I know I derive a lot of pleasure from watching the colorful variety of birds at my feeder and enjoyed watching a flock of robins back in December. As always we will have our plant raffle, 50-50 raffle and Peggy Cornishs Caring and Sharing Plant Table with plants for sale. Mark Saturday, March 16, on your calendar for our plant sale at the Orchid Club. This will be St. Patricks Day weekend and we will have vendors outside in the parking lot and inside the club. Vendors will be selling plants, shrubs, produce, plant containers, baked goods and honey as well as many other items. We will be selling refreshments. The Marion County Sheriffs Bagpipers will be here again to entertain us. If you are a vendor and wish to participate please let us know. Tables are $15 per table. Remember the proceeds go to our endowed scholarship fund at CCF in the field of horticulture. Thanks for your support. Irish American ClubTickets for the St. Pattys dance will be sold on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the Orchid Club lobby between 9 and 11 a.m. The cost is $15 for members and $20 for guests. 2013 dues will also be collected at that time at $6 per person. Our dance will be held on Thursday, March 14, at the Palm Grove Club. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. The menu will be corned beef and cabbage, stuffed chicken breast, mashed potatoes, carrots, dessert and coffee. Soda will be served. You may bring other beverages if you desire. The number of new joins/renewals, as well as the number of tickets purchased, will determine the future of our club. Remember that we are open to all fun loving Oak Run residents, Irish or not, but we must have enough members attending functions in order to continue. We hope a decision to discontinue is not forced on us, and we look forward to seeing you at future functions.ORWGAWinners of the Jan.10 Low Net Tournament are listed by flight in order of finish. Fight A: June Dickbernd, Connie Bingham, Marge Rymarcsuk. Flight B: Sue Elie, Kathy OConnell, Annette Carini. Flight C: Linda Noel, Pat Apeland, Bebe Hahne. Flight D: Ann Hurr, Mary Hart, Sharon Scrivens. Closest to the Pin: Terri Feeley. Chip Ins: Rose Brown and Mary Hart. Winners of the Jan.17 Low Net Tournament are listed by flight in order of finish. Flight A: June Dickbernd, Marti Babb, Jennie Buccella. Flight B: Claire Pruneau, Joan Klier, Annette Carini. Flight C: Nancy Reichenbacher, LaVerne Browand, Linda Noel. Flight D: Sharon Scrivens, Ginny Simons, Mary Golab. Closest to the Pin: June Dickbernd. Chip In: Mary Golab.Royal Oaks Lady NinersOn Jan. 17 the game was Par 4s only (1/2 handicap). In Flight A, Patty Waddel and Diana Schmidt tied for first place, and Sam Timmermeyer and Rae Stover tied for second. In Flight B Diana Dufresne was first and Darlene Lamo was second. Ilene Simnowitz was closest to the pin while Ginger Drake had a chip-in on hole #8 and Sam Timmermeyer had a chip-in on hole # 3. Remember all ladies living in Oak Run are welcome to play on Monday mornings. The tee times are noted on the sign-up sheet in the ladies locker room at Royal Oaks Clubhouse.Royal Oaks Womens 18 Hole GolfOn a beautiful summerlike day, Jan. 15, we competed for low-net scores. The winners were: 1st Flight 1st place, Diana Galla, tied for 2nd place, Sylvia Zappia and Joanne Ellis; 2nd 1st place, Dianna Love, tied for 2nd place, Salita Timmermeyer and Maureen Edwards; 3rd Flight 1st Place, Carolyn Collins, tied for 2nd place, Donna Gwin and Ginger Drake. Closest to the pin was Joanne Ellis. Congratulations to all the winners! Friday, January 25, 2013 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 14~ Friday, January 25, 2013 www.smcitizen.com OAK RUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 13 CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 18 Read the classifieds Need a GREAT change in your life? The new putting green is just another reason to live at The Bridge at Ocala! Move to The Bridge where warmth, charm and gracious hospitality is a way of life. We have everything but YOU! Relax and make us your home now! AN ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY Miss the golf course? Miss the golf course? Come try our new putting green! Come try our new putting green! Tours Tours Tours Tours Call to make a reservation for a lunch/tour. 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Take advantage of the Songbirds bake sale or the Activities Committee luncheon and snacks. All items are very reasonably priced so even if youre on a budget, you can enjoy the tasty meal or snack and still have some money left over to purchase all things spring from our vast array of booths. If youre a vendor with an interest in being a part of this excellent show, please contact Geri at 352-2371675 for contract information.Valentines danceRomance abounds at Cherrywood and no where is it more evident than at our annual Valentines Day dance. From 7 until 10 p.m. enjoy finger foods; a beautifully decorated clubhouse; the warm music of Rich Becotte as he plays all your favorite tunes and dance the night away with your Sweetie. Feel free to bring your own beverages or take advantage of the free iced tea and lemonade. Tickets are only $3 per person so see Geri and get your reservations. You wont want to miss this night of love and romance. Veterans ClubOn Feb. 7 at 2 p.m. join the Veterans Club of Cherrywood for guest speaker John Deakins. John will be speaking about the progress being made at the Fisher House in Gainesville. Fisher House is a privately sponsored facility that provides housing for the relatives of Veterans who are undergoing treatment and rehabilitation at the VA Medical Center. It is a known fact that having family nearby speeds the recovery process. Because of Fisher House, families can stay free as long as it takes for their loved one to heal. In addition, there will be some discussion on plans for the upcoming year including the Widows Honor Tea; Spaghetti Dinner; projects and reports of officers. These meetings, unless otherwise posted, are open to all Cherrywood residents so come out and see just what your Veterans Club is doing for not only our community but for the veterans around the state; country; and world. Immediately following the meeting, please join us for free liquid refreshments on the patio. Your Cherrywood veterans; proudly they served and are still serving proudly. On Feb. 19 at 2 p.m., the Cherrywood Veterans Club will honor the survivors of our deceased members. A special Tea will be held to recognize them for their service and devotion and to remind them that while their loved one may be gone, they are not forgotten. This is an invitation only event so if you would like to be a volunteer or if you know someone who should be included on the guest list please contact Geri or any officer of the Veterans Club. Comedy Night coming soonMonday, March 4, Jim Moody, comedian and magician will be performing live in our clubhouse. This is free to all of our residents but tickets are required. Be sure to see Geri as soon as possible because although there are two shows; one at 5:30 and the second at 7:30 p.m. they are nearly always sold out so dont delay. Comedy Night is a blast.Sports SundaySee the bulletins posted in clubhouse concerning Sports Sunday, Feb. 3 from 5 p.m. until later. It promises to be a fun event with lots of excitement and good food. See Geri for details.Movie NightsDue to scheduling conflicts there will be no Movie Night in February or March but it will return in April with an exciting James Bond film. Garden ClubAfter a successful field trip in January, the Garden Club is scheduled to discuss successes and failures in this planting season. Join the members on the patio of the clubhouse on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 11 a.m. If you have any interest at all in flowers; lawns; shrubs; trees; decorations or anything gardening, please plan to attend this meeting. Not only will you find helpful hints and ideas, youll find a great group of people with a common interest.Sharpen Your MindHow does one sharpen their mind and still have fun? With trivia of course! Donna James, our quizmaster, is warming up for another Trivia Night classic at the clubhouse on Feb. 20. The topic for this month is of course, Valentines, and Donna will have all the questions and answers for our contestants. The way this game is played is everyone gets divided into teams of three or four people. Each team is given an answer sheet and pen and then Donna flashes the questions on the big screen. Each team comes up with the best answer they can and after 50 or so questions the answer sheets are graded. A small cash prize is awarded but most importantly, the winning team gets bragging rights for the next month; just ask last months winners, the Guppies. The cost for playing is only $1 with all the proceeds going to the Wounded Warrior Fund. Naturally you can bring refreshments and drinks for yourself and others if you wish. There are always a lot of laughs and some really goofy answers so bring your sense of humor; your friends and your team mates and come on out for a seriously good time. The game starts promptly at 6 p.m. so dont be late.Under Developed Camera ClubIn recent months because of the holidays and our snowbirds being out of town, the Camera Club has kind of sputtered. Starting Friday, Feb. 1 we will start a new program that should be of interest to everyone who has a camera. Each month we are going to have a photo contest and every other month we are going to have a field trip. For example, in March we are going to Dunnellon to get photos of the waterfall; birds; nature and the like. This low cost trip promises to be fun and offer ample opportunity for some really good photos. In February, well not only be planning the trip and deciding on the rules of the contest but we will be discussing digital camera/computer operations. We invite everyone to the clubhouse library at 10 a.m. for this reinvented and rejuvenated club.Bocce BallEvery Friday evening at 7, a fun group gathers at the Bocce court behind the clubhouse for a game or three and to socialize. If the weather doesnt cooperate, everyone goes in the clubhouse and sits around the fireplace. Grab your favorite drink and come out to play or to watch; to chat or to learn the game. What ever your motivation, youll enjoy the gang that plays Bocce. Spotlight on ExcellenceEach week we feature couples; individual residents or people who make our community a special place to live. Some of our subjects have an interesting past; a promising future or just make a difference in our quality of life. This week our featured couple is Edna and John Fazio. Edna youll recognize from her many endeavors here at Cherrywood including .the Songbirds where shes been a member for seven years; our Craft Shows where she displays her beautifully made jewelry and the Crochet Club. Her activities have included, in addition to being an expert jeweler; shes handled publicity for the Crochet Club. Edna was instrumental in getting Devereux Kids to be a beneficiary of the club who donate stuffed animals; clothing; Afghans and other knitted and crocheted items to the project for underprivileged children. Most mornings at 9 a.m., John will be in the pool room of the clubhouse. He plays on the CherrywoodFriday, January 25, 2013 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 18~ Friday, January 25, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Cherrywood is Kicking all right; on Saturday, March 2 at 8 a.m. Cherrywood residents will join with hundreds of other Marion County residents for the Kicking Kidney Disease 5K Run/Walk sponsored by the Marion County Kidney Foundation. This will be the second year that we here at Cherrywood have supported this worthy cause and for the second time; Holly Bragdon has agreed to head up our efforts. Last year we had nearly a dozen walkers and this year were hoping to at least double that number. Participants begin at Baseline Road Florida Greenway Trailhead. Everyone either walks or runs, depending on their individual preference the 5K course. Registration is just $20 per person and youll find the atmosphere at the event is festive and bright. KCountry radio will be on hand and many vendors booths will be giving away free gifts. This is a 100 percent volunteer nonprofit organization and all the proceeds go to helping local residents in their struggle with Kidney Disease. Feel good about yourself and help others feel good too. Register and take part in this years 5K Kicking Kidney Disease event. You can reach Holly at 352-873-8223 for more information and to sign up. Lets all get behind this worthwhile cause.Art classOn Jan. 11 Debbie Blackburn held an art class teaching her eager students how to turn a blank canvas into a colorful landscape in oils. This four-hour class was held on the 11th and everyone went home with a beautiful painting suitable for hanging. Just like all of the classes Debbie teaches, she furnished all of the materials. Canvas, brushes, oil paints and a love of teaching is what Debbie brings to the classes. All the students have to bring is their desire to learn. Keep watching this column for the next scheduled art class and be sure to sign up when it comes to Cherrywood again soon.Welcome new residentsSaturday, Feb. 16 at 10 a.m. there will be a Welcome to Cherrywood Coffee Hour in the clubhouse. Coffee, tea and sweets will be served and a great deal of information will be given to our new residents. Come out and meet some of the people who make Cherrywood an active adult community. Youll meet people from CERT; the Activities Committee: the Veterans Club; Camera Club; Physical Fitness participants to name just a few. In addition, youll get maps; tips on cool places; a list of services provided by Marion County and more. If you are new to our neighborhood or if youve never attended one of these coffees please consider this your personal invitation. Just contact Geri to let us know youre coming. This is a great way to learn your way around town and the community; a great opportunity to meet your neighbors and a great chance to enjoy free refreshments. Spring Sweetheart craft showOnce again the craft show is coming to the Cherrywood Clubhouse. On Feb. 9, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. you will find a wide variety of vendors who sell everything from wind chimes to painted gourds; from jewelry to flowers; from woodworking to specialty cards and everything in between. This event is open to the public so even if youre not a resident of Cherrywood, you can come in and shop; eat; and enjoy the multitude of goods available at the best craft show in the area. 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Take advantage of the Songbirds bake sale or the Activities Committee luncheon and snacks. All items are very reasonably priced so even if youre on a budget, you can enjoy the tasty meal or snack and still have some money left over to purchase all things spring from our vast array of booths. If youre a vendor with an interest in being a part of this excellent show, please contact Geri at 352-2371675 for contract information.Valentines danceRomance abounds at Cherrywood and no where is it more evident than at our annual Valentines Day dance. From 7 until 10 p.m. enjoy finger foods; a beautifully decorated clubhouse; the warm music of Rich Becotte as he plays all your favorite tunes and dance the night away with your Sweetie. Feel free to bring your own beverages or take advantage of the free iced tea and lemonade. Tickets are only $3 per person so see Geri and get your reservations. You wont want to miss this night of love and romance. Veterans ClubOn Feb. 7 at 2 p.m. join the Veterans Club of Cherrywood for guest speaker John Deakins. John will be speaking about the progress being made at the Fisher House in Gainesville. Fisher House is a privately sponsored facility that provides housing for the relatives of Veterans who are undergoing treatment and rehabilitation at the VA Medical Center. It is a known fact that having family nearby speeds the recovery process. Because of Fisher House, families can stay free as long as it takes for their loved one to heal. In addition, there will be some discussion on plans for the upcoming year including the Widows Honor Tea; Spaghetti Dinner; projects and reports of officers. These meetings, unless otherwise posted, are open to all Cherrywood residents so come out and see just what your Veterans Club is doing for not only our community but for the veterans around the state; country; and world. Immediately following the meeting, please join us for free liquid refreshments on the patio. Your Cherrywood veterans; proudly they served and are still serving proudly. On Feb. 19 at 2 p.m., the Cherrywood Veterans Club will honor the survivors of our deceased members. A special Tea will be held to recognize them for their service and devotion and to remind them that while their loved one may be gone, they are not forgotten. This is an invitation only event so if you would like to be a volunteer or if you know someone who should be included on the guest list please contact Geri or any officer of the Veterans Club. Comedy Night coming soonMonday, March 4, Jim Moody, comedian and magician will be performing live in our clubhouse. This is free to all of our residents but tickets are required. Be sure to see Geri as soon as possible because although there are two shows; one at 5:30 and the second at 7:30 p.m. they are nearly always sold out so dont delay. Comedy Night is a blast.Sports SundaySee the bulletins posted in clubhouse concerning Sports Sunday, Feb. 3 from 5 p.m. until later. It promises to be a fun event with lots of excitement and good food. See Geri for details.Movie NightsDue to scheduling conflicts there will be no Movie Night in February or March but it will return in April with an exciting James Bond film. Garden ClubAfter a successful field trip in January, the Garden Club is scheduled to discuss successes and failures in this planting season. Join the members on the patio of the clubhouse on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 11 a.m. If you have any interest at all in flowers; lawns; shrubs; trees; decorations or anything gardening, please plan to attend this meeting. Not only will you find helpful hints and ideas, youll find a great group of people with a common interest.Sharpen Your MindHow does one sharpen their mind and still have fun? With trivia of course! Donna James, our quizmaster, is warming up for another Trivia Night classic at the clubhouse on Feb. 20. The topic for this month is of course, Valentines, and Donna will have all the questions and answers for our contestants. The way this game is played is everyone gets divided into teams of three or four people. Each team is given an answer sheet and pen and then Donna flashes the questions on the big screen. Each team comes up with the best answer they can and after 50 or so questions the answer sheets are graded. A small cash prize is awarded but most importantly, the winning team gets bragging rights for the next month; just ask last months winners, the Guppies. The cost for playing is only $1 with all the proceeds going to the Wounded Warrior Fund. Naturally you can bring refreshments and drinks for yourself and others if you wish. There are always a lot of laughs and some really goofy answers so bring your sense of humor; your friends and your team mates and come on out for a seriously good time. The game starts promptly at 6 p.m. so dont be late.Under Developed Camera ClubIn recent months because of the holidays and our snowbirds being out of town, the Camera Club has kind of sputtered. Starting Friday, Feb. 1 we will start a new program that should be of interest to everyone who has a camera. Each month we are going to have a photo contest and every other month we are going to have a field trip. For example, in March we are going to Dunnellon to get photos of the waterfall; birds; nature and the like. This low cost trip promises to be fun and offer ample opportunity for some really good photos. In February, well not only be planning the trip and deciding on the rules of the contest but we will be discussing digital camera/computer operations. We invite everyone to the clubhouse library at 10 a.m. for this reinvented and rejuvenated club.Bocce BallEvery Friday evening at 7, a fun group gathers at the Bocce court behind the clubhouse for a game or three and to socialize. If the weather doesnt cooperate, everyone goes in the clubhouse and sits around the fireplace. Grab your favorite drink and come out to play or to watch; to chat or to learn the game. What ever your motivation, youll enjoy the gang that plays Bocce. Spotlight on ExcellenceEach week we feature couples; individual residents or people who make our community a special place to live. Some of our subjects have an interesting past; a promising future or just make a difference in our quality of life. This week our featured couple is Edna and John Fazio. Edna youll recognize from her many endeavors here at Cherrywood including .the Songbirds where shes been a member for seven years; our Craft Shows where she displays her beautifully made jewelry and the Crochet Club. Her activities have included, in addition to being an expert jeweler; shes handled publicity for the Crochet Club. Edna was instrumental in getting Devereux Kids to be a beneficiary of the club who donate stuffed animals; clothing; Afghans and other knitted and crocheted items to the project for underprivileged children. Most mornings at 9 a.m., John will be in the pool room of the clubhouse. He plays on the CherrywoodFriday, January 25, 2013 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 18~ Friday, January 25, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Cherrywood is Kicking all right; on Saturday, March 2 at 8 a.m. Cherrywood residents will join with hundreds of other Marion County residents for the Kicking Kidney Disease 5K Run/Walk sponsored by the Marion County Kidney Foundation. This will be the second year that we here at Cherrywood have supported this worthy cause and for the second time; Holly Bragdon has agreed to head up our efforts. Last year we had nearly a dozen walkers and this year were hoping to at least double that number. Participants begin at Baseline Road Florida Greenway Trailhead. Everyone either walks or runs, depending on their individual preference the 5K course. Registration is just $20 per person and youll find the atmosphere at the event is festive and bright. KCountry radio will be on hand and many vendors booths will be giving away free gifts. This is a 100 percent volunteer nonprofit organization and all the proceeds go to helping local residents in their struggle with Kidney Disease. Feel good about yourself and help others feel good too. Register and take part in this years 5K Kicking Kidney Disease event. You can reach Holly at 352-873-8223 for more information and to sign up. Lets all get behind this worthwhile cause.Art classOn Jan. 11 Debbie Blackburn held an art class teaching her eager students how to turn a blank canvas into a colorful landscape in oils. This four-hour class was held on the 11th and everyone went home with a beautiful painting suitable for hanging. Just like all of the classes Debbie teaches, she furnished all of the materials. Canvas, brushes, oil paints and a love of teaching is what Debbie brings to the classes. All the students have to bring is their desire to learn. Keep watching this column for the next scheduled art class and be sure to sign up when it comes to Cherrywood again soon.Welcome new residentsSaturday, Feb. 16 at 10 a.m. there will be a Welcome to Cherrywood Coffee Hour in the clubhouse. Coffee, tea and sweets will be served and a great deal of information will be given to our new residents. Come out and meet some of the people who make Cherrywood an active adult community. Youll meet people from CERT; the Activities Committee: the Veterans Club; Camera Club; Physical Fitness participants to name just a few. In addition, youll get maps; tips on cool places; a list of services provided by Marion County and more. If you are new to our neighborhood or if youve never attended one of these coffees please consider this your personal invitation. Just contact Geri to let us know youre coming. This is a great way to learn your way around town and the community; a great opportunity to meet your neighbors and a great chance to enjoy free refreshments. Spring Sweetheart craft showOnce again the craft show is coming to the Cherrywood Clubhouse. On Feb. 9, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. you will find a wide variety of vendors who sell everything from wind chimes to painted gourds; from jewelry to flowers; from woodworking to specialty cards and everything in between. This event is open to the public so even if youre not a resident of Cherrywood, you can come in and shop; eat; and enjoy the multitude of goods available at the best craft show in the area. 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Mens Pool League and is a fixture at the tables, practicing. An avid musician and singer, you can hear him on Karaoke Nights as well. He also is a pretty fair poker player and can be found with our card players on Wednesday afternoons. Edna and John have been married for 15 years. They met on a blind date when introduced by Ednas sister Eileen. Eileens husband was Johns boss, so you might say it was a bit of a conspiracy. They all went to an Italian restaurant, enjoyed a good meal and a good time and then, for six months John and Edna didnt talk. Then, in September, John called and he and Edna went out to another restaurant; this time they went by themselves. The following January, they were married. (Apparently the food was better at the second eatery). Times were not always good for John and Edna. Both were born in Pennsylvania and went to school there. John and school didnt mix too well and at 17, he left. Returning home, he was informed by his father that if he wasnt going to school, he wasnt living at home. Within the week, John had enlisted in the U.S. Air Force with his parents consent. For the next 10 years, John served as a jet engine mechanic and advanced to the grade of Technical Sergeant. His assignments included Salinas, Kansas; Minot AFB, North Dakota and Kincheloe AFB in Michigan, among others. On the flight line at Salinas he watched as a B-47 bomber was taking off one night. The plane roared down the runway and partially through the take off procedure, the plane blew a tire. Apparently the pilot was unaware that it was a blown tire and thought there had been an explosion. In an attempt to abort the take off, the plane went off the runway and burst into flames. John has never forgotten that horrendous sight. After high school Edna began working with General Electric. Impressively she worked with five engineers in the Missile and Space Vehicle Division of that corporation. She held a Secret security clearance and was a key person in that department. Edna and John both have children from their previous marriages. Edna has two daughters; Sharon who lives in Virginia and Beth Ann living in Chicago. Beth Ann is Director in Charge of Young Adult Library Services Association. A son, Rick, passed away. After her children were older, Edna returned to work as an ophthalmic assistant. She worked in a large office for three doctors until her marriage to John. John has a son and a daughter; Ray and Lisa. Both still live in Pennsylvania where Ray is self employed and Lisa is a stay at home mom. A life long fan of country music, one day 12-year-old John was sitting on the fence playing the air guitar and singing cowboy songs. (Actually it wasnt just air he was playing; it was a wooden ruler.) His father obviously recognized his talent (or felt sorry for him) and bought him his first guitar; a Stella. John took lessons, but admits to skipping quite a few of them to spend the two dollars at the local arcade. Between the lessons and constant practice he became so good that he entered a talent contest through a local radio station after leaving the Air Force. Curley Herman, a popular DJ announced that he had plans for starting a new band. Following the audition, along with some others, John was selected to be a part of the group and went on tour. The band was good enough to open for such acts as Loretta Lynn and Hank Williams Jr. Thats one reason that he is one of the favorites on Karaoke Night here in Cherrywood. The life on tour was very rugged and finally came to an end when Curly died. Later John would continue his musical career by joining a group called the Silver Strings. They played locally for senior citizen centers; VFW posts; disabled veterans and a host of other venues. He left the group when he and Edna moved to Florida but he still keeps in touch with them. Being sick of the cold and snow of their home state, Edna and John decided to move south. Edna was instrumental in getting the pair to Ocala. She researched some of the best places to retire and found Aiken S.C., and Ocala. After stopping in South Carolina, they came to Cherrywood and found a custom built home. Unlike the other houses in Cherrywood, the one they looked at had been specially constructed specifically to the needs and designs of the owner who was in the construction business. Once they saw it, they both knew that this was exactly what they were looking for and made an offer. It was accepted and the rest, as they say, is history. They have never looked back and enjoy the people; the activities and opportunities that this community has to offer. Edna is an Elder at Countryside Presbyterian Church. A bit over two years ago, a new addition came into their lives. His name is Granger and admittedly, more people know the Wire Haired Terrier/Schnauzer mix than know John. Everyone loves Granger and Granger, a rescue, loves every body. Hes the best dog in the world, to quote his Mom. Together Edna and John share 10 grand children who they love; enjoy and are immensely proud of. They are a perfect blend of families. The love they share with family, friends and the joy of Granger make their beautiful house a warm and welcoming home. We are fortunate to have such talented; loving; intelligent and giving people in the community but then thats what makes Cherrywood such a great place to live. From Your Reporter:Hes smiling more; hes laughing more thats how the mother of Dalton Dingus described her son recently. You probably didnt know Dalton but he was a young boy, just 9 years old who had a dream. Dalton suffered from Cystic Fibrosis and this past Christmas, he wanted to be in the Guinness Book of Records for receiving the most Christmas cards ever. A neighbor put his wish on Facebook, and it was picked up by the local media. Soon, the national and international media outlets had the story and it went viral. The young lad received more than 800,000 cards before it was done. Cards came in from all over the world in languages that the boy couldnt speak and from countries he likely had never heard of. Cards filled his home and brightened his days; filled rooms at volunteers houses and in storage areas; and finally, when his casket was carried into the church; hundreds of cards were there too. Little Dalton died one day short of his 10th birthday in Salyersville, Kentucky. Daltons story and life touched a lot of people as he fought courageously and pursued his dream. I must admit to being one of the 800,000 who sent the boy a card; it was a cheap price to pay to be a part of his wish and to be inspired by his life. The authorities at Guinness are in touch with Daltons parents but whether he gets the record or not matters little. What does matter is that this little man could touch the hearts of so many people. Dalton is now in a far better place than the one he left behind; and the place he left behind, is far better because he was here. Thank you, Dalton. If you have comments, suggestions or ideas for items you would like to see in this column please contact me at urperssec@yahoo.com. Im always happy to hear from you, the readers. Oct. Mediterranean Cruise will be on Jan. 31. Contact Bob and Cindy Kocher for details. We are working on our spring-summer travel brochure. Here are some selected summer trips we have lined up. Look for the brochure and sale dates in March. Our hosts will be clamoring to take you on these trips and others at our hosts meeting on Feb. 14. Sale dates will be announced after this meeting. July 20 at Ed Fletchers Dinner Theatre well see Cooking with Gus. Gussie is a famous food critic who wants to do a TV show. Her husband says no but she goes ahead only to find out she has stage fright. Taping the shows turns in to a comic nightmare ending with a food fight. July 28 at Show Palace will be Barefoot in the Park, a Neil Simon favorite about a young couple of newlyweds making their first home in New York City in 1963. Aug. 20 at the David A Straz, Jr. Center in Tampa you will be entertained by Forever Plaid, a toe-tapping, side-slapping musical and comedy featuring a parade of your favorite tunes. We are planning a Thanksgiving Caribbean cruise for you to look forward to. It will be on Royal Caribbean out of Fort Lauderdale to such ports as St. Kitts and other islands. Look for the brochure details.Friends of the LibraryThe first meeting for 2013 of The Friends of the Library is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 1. Our speaker will be Marie Timm of the Master Gardeners. Come and enjoy this informative presentation that may allow all of us to improve our gardens. If you have not renewed your membership for The Friends of the Library, now is the time. Dues are $3 for which you can attend five meetings with guest speakers, and/or discussions on library activities, followed by refreshments. Our monthly book sale is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 9, from 8 to 10 a.m. during the Donut Drop-In.2013 Football PartyAre you ready for some football??? Do you want to have a blast? The Big Game is just around the corner and promises to be a big party again this year. The game is on Sunday, Feb. 3, and we will be cheering every play in the Orchid Club. Only Oak Run residents and their guests are allowed to attend. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and we will have the big screen along with four TV monitors on the sides. We will provide beer, soda, snacks, coffee, tea and dessert, but as always you can bring the beverage of your choice and /or your own snacks. Lets continue the tradition with good food, good friends and a great game. Get your friends together and get your tickets. Come join the fun, have some refreshments, cheer on your favorite team and leave the mess to us. For more information and tickets call Bill Balch at 352-854-4963.Garden ClubAll members and Oak Run Residents are invited to our Garden Club meeting in February. It is Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 9 a.m. in the Orchid Club. Our refreshment committee is starting our meeting with delicious goodies. Our business meeting starts at 9:30 a.m. and our program this month is about Attracting Birds to Your Backyard by Helen Ogren, a Master Gardener. I know I derive a lot of pleasure from watching the colorful variety of birds at my feeder and enjoyed watching a flock of robins back in December. As always we will have our plant raffle, 50-50 raffle and Peggy Cornishs Caring and Sharing Plant Table with plants for sale. Mark Saturday, March 16, on your calendar for our plant sale at the Orchid Club. This will be St. Patricks Day weekend and we will have vendors outside in the parking lot and inside the club. Vendors will be selling plants, shrubs, produce, plant containers, baked goods and honey as well as many other items. We will be selling refreshments. The Marion County Sheriffs Bagpipers will be here again to entertain us. If you are a vendor and wish to participate please let us know. Tables are $15 per table. Remember the proceeds go to our endowed scholarship fund at CCF in the field of horticulture. Thanks for your support. Irish American ClubTickets for the St. Pattys dance will be sold on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the Orchid Club lobby between 9 and 11 a.m. The cost is $15 for members and $20 for guests. 2013 dues will also be collected at that time at $6 per person. Our dance will be held on Thursday, March 14, at the Palm Grove Club. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. The menu will be corned beef and cabbage, stuffed chicken breast, mashed potatoes, carrots, dessert and coffee. Soda will be served. You may bring other beverages if you desire. The number of new joins/renewals, as well as the number of tickets purchased, will determine the future of our club. Remember that we are open to all fun loving Oak Run residents, Irish or not, but we must have enough members attending functions in order to continue. We hope a decision to discontinue is not forced on us, and we look forward to seeing you at future functions.ORWGAWinners of the Jan.10 Low Net Tournament are listed by flight in order of finish. Fight A: June Dickbernd, Connie Bingham, Marge Rymarcsuk. Flight B: Sue Elie, Kathy OConnell, Annette Carini. Flight C: Linda Noel, Pat Apeland, Bebe Hahne. Flight D: Ann Hurr, Mary Hart, Sharon Scrivens. Closest to the Pin: Terri Feeley. Chip Ins: Rose Brown and Mary Hart. Winners of the Jan.17 Low Net Tournament are listed by flight in order of finish. Flight A: June Dickbernd, Marti Babb, Jennie Buccella. Flight B: Claire Pruneau, Joan Klier, Annette Carini. Flight C: Nancy Reichenbacher, LaVerne Browand, Linda Noel. Flight D: Sharon Scrivens, Ginny Simons, Mary Golab. Closest to the Pin: June Dickbernd. Chip In: Mary Golab.Royal Oaks Lady NinersOn Jan. 17 the game was Par 4s only (1/2 handicap). In Flight A, Patty Waddel and Diana Schmidt tied for first place, and Sam Timmermeyer and Rae Stover tied for second. In Flight B Diana Dufresne was first and Darlene Lamo was second. Ilene Simnowitz was closest to the pin while Ginger Drake had a chip-in on hole #8 and Sam Timmermeyer had a chip-in on hole # 3. Remember all ladies living in Oak Run are welcome to play on Monday mornings. The tee times are noted on the sign-up sheet in the ladies locker room at Royal Oaks Clubhouse.Royal Oaks Womens 18 Hole GolfOn a beautiful summerlike day, Jan. 15, we competed for low-net scores. 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A 14-year-old Southwest Ocala youth was accused of auto theft after an incident on Jan. 17. According to the report from the Marion County Sheriffs Office, the boy and a companion stole a truck from a driveway on Southwest 60th Terrace. \ They said the truck was left unlocked and the owner said he might have left a set of keys in the center console. After taking the truck for what was termed a joy ride, the two boys became stuck in the sand and then spotted a pair of dirt bikes at a home on Southwest 90th Street. They took the dirt bikes and were riding them in the neighborhood. They were spotted by a resident and deputies responded, eventually arresting one of the boys and charging him with auto theft. At the time of the report only one youth had been charged, but the truck and dirt bikes had been recovered.Friday, January 25, 2013 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com M AINTAIN THE H EALTH OF Y OUR B USINESS Advertise in 20~ Friday, January 25, 2013 www.smcitizen.com 19330 SW 83rd Place Rd., Dunnellon Located Right Next to Rainbow Springs State Park (352) 489-3348 www.RainbowSpringsGolfandCountryClub.com 000DT6A SATURDAY & SUNDAY ONLY W ith coupon Expires 2/10/13 $ 25.00 Per Person GOLF AND CART 2 FOR 1 DRAFT BEER Read the classifieds Palm Grove will be the site of the White Elephant Sale, Saturday, Feb. 2, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Paul and Emily Pike and their staff will have luncheon available consisting of hot dogs with sauerkraut, chicken salad croissant and seafood salad croissant, assorted Danish, pie, and there will be soda, all at a reasonable prices. Admission is free. Come do a bit of browsing and shopping and take time out for a light lunch. See you at 10 a.m. as you search for that special treasure.Do You Remember? Arts and Crafts FairTune in channel 12 for Len Teitlers presentation of the November 2012 Arts and Crafts Fair, narrated by Anna Boodee. It will air following FYI daily at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. from Jan. 25 to Feb. 1.Pancake breakfastDont forget that tomorrow, Jan. 26, you can find great pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee or tea from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Orchid Club.Performing Arts Company PACOR has a newcomer in the cast of The Odd Couple. Marlena Yaich is making her debut in the role of Silvie. The Yaichs moved to Oak Run in 2005 after snow birding between Delaware and Tarpon Springs, having spent most of their lives in southeastern Pennsylvania where they raised four children and parlayed them into 10 active grandchildren. Marlenas husband Lou will be getting his feet wet in show biz also taking on the job of stage manager. After spending time golfing, playing cards and volunteering, Marlena felt she needed to expand her horizons and joined Little Theatre. Her prior experience was a bit part in HMS Pinafore. She only sought the experience of auditioning and was shocked and pleased to be chosen for the part. Remaining ticket sales in January are at the pancake breakfast on the 26th from 8 to 10 a.m. and at the movie that evening from 6 to 6:45 p.m. Those of you who have attended past dinner theatre nights know it to be a premier event here in Oak Run. This year there will be a relaxing dinner of prime rib and chicken romano and all the fixings followed by a great show. Eighteen of the 25 tables have been sold out and Shari Weber (352-854-0116) awaits your call to fill out the few remaining tables as does Linda Noel (352-873-9908) for all other shows. Please support your dedicated neighbors who make up the hard working cast and crew by filling the Palm Grove Club to capacity on March 21 through the 24th. Baby Boomers February danceTickets for the next Baby Boomers dance will be on sale at the Orchid Club from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26. Cost is $5 for members and $7 for guests. Make check payable to ORBB. The dance will be at Palm Grove on Feb. 2 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. For more information call Brian and Darlene Lamo at 352-857-2024Italian American ClubThe Italian American Club wishes to thank its departing officers for the outstanding work they did on behalf of the club for the past two years. President Vinnie Procaccini and his wife Karen, along with John and Ann Gariboldi, Eileen Leo, and Richie and Joan Solito, did a fantastic job arranging and hosting the clubs various parties and events. Newly elected president John Casabianca and his committee of officers will begin the new year with a Valentines Day party for members only, on Wednesday, Feb. 13. Tickets sales for this event will be on Wednesday, Jan. 30. Cost is $10 per person paid by check only. Further details will be announced in a flyer and on channel 12 Your clubs new committee is looking forward to 2013 with great enthusiasm. They hope to continue to bring many fun-filled, entertaining evenings to all of the members. We wish you all a happy, healthy and prosperous year. See you all in 2013. Oak Run travelThe second sale date for the Sept.White Elephant Sale will be at Palm Grove on Feb. 2 Oak Run Carol Wheeler PLEASESEEOAK RUN, PAGE14 Marions Most Wanted Rahlelia Goodwin (Godwin), 21, felony order to take into custody, order to revoke bond. Darrell Leon Gordon Jr., 23, felony violation of probation warrant simple battery. Sabrina Nichoel Richar, 29, felony violation of probation warrant possession of methamphetamine. Cartrell Antwon Reed, 25, felony warrant grand theft. Antwan Xavier Smith, 23, felony bench warrant for failure to appear pre-trial conference aggravated battery with great bodily harm; violation of probation warrant possession of cannabis less than 20 grams. Robert Scott Staggs, 27, felony violation of probation organized fraud, possession of hydrocodone. RECENT ARRESTS Duane Johnson, right, holds a plaque presented to him upon his retirement from the COPS program at the Southwest District Office of the Marion County Sheriffs Department. From the left are Capt. Mike Rolls, Sheriff Chris Blair and Capt. Jim Burton. Duane Johnson retires A veteran member of the Citizens on Patrol out of the Sheriffs Office Southwest District, Duane Johnson has retired. Johnson was coordinator of the program for nine years. His training included 40 hours of Volunteer Emergency Rescue Training and 30 hours for the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security. According to information provided, he usually spent 40 to 60 hours per week either patrolling or scheduling events, and patrolled regularly on Saturday and Sunday from 3 to 9 p.m. He managed the direction of the administration and training officers and 40 patrol volunteers. Weekly reports were collected for miles drive, hours on patrol, businesses checked on patrol, construction sites observed, etc. This accumulated into a monthly report to the sheriff. He also directed the new business registration in the State Road 200 Corridor, a register of approximately 200 businesses. There were many events to schedule. He received 12 plaques from the Sheriffs Office for his outstanding service to the community. Waffle House fire easily extinguishedFirefighters with Ocala Fire Rescue extinguished a small fire Tuesday morning at Waffle House restaurant. A fire began on the grill in the kitchen, and according to the store manager they called 911 and she safely evacuated the five customers and six employees from the restaurant. According to Captain Ed Raulerson, Ocala Fire Rescue responded at 10:55 a.m. and arrived within four minutes. Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire and damage was kept to a minimum. Health department officials will make the final determination as to when the store can re-open after cleanup operations are completed. There were no injuries. The restaurant is located at 3871 Southwest College Road (State Road 200). Burglary at barbecue spot nets $2,500 in cigarettesMarion County Sheriffs Office detectives are investigating a burglary that took place at Jims BBQ, 7424 W. County Road 318 around 12:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 22. While he was in the store, the suspect took several cartons of cigarettes valued at nearly $2,500 and change from the cash register. The suspect is a white male between the ages of 3045, medium build and medium height. At the time of the burglary, the suspect was wearing dark pants, a dark uniform style jacket, light colored button down shirt with a black t-shirt underneath and a blue baseball cap with a white insignia. The suspect wears prescription glasses with gold or light frames and has a gap in his teeth on the upper right side. Anyone with information should call Detective Greg Spates at 402-6092 or Crime Stoppers at 368-7867. 8820 SW SR 200 352-854-1178 How Are You Doing With Your New Years Resolution? Remember to save some time to pamper yourself. Our expert stylist and massage therapist will be happy to assist you. We are happy to welcome Tina to our staff. 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Friday, January 25, 2013 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com 12~ Friday, January 25, 2013 www.smcitizen.com BY ELOISE HOLLYFIELD ejh2025@gmail.comOn Saturday, Jan. 19, the club took park in the OTOW Health Expo, held at the Cultural Center in On Top of the World. The club gave out information about the many charities it supports, and club members conducted diabetes screening within the facility itself. Additionally, the Ocala Lions Club Bus was available to conduct vision and hearing screening. As previously reported, the Lions club has a unique fundraising event planned: The Recycled Trashy Fashion Show Presented by the OTOW Lions Club. 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 specifically for this event, by Chef Randal White, will be served at 6 p.m., along with the silent auction. The fashion show will begin at 6:30. James Vincent Wynn is the director of this event and will provide entertainment and also conduct the silent auction. Ticket costs are as follows: $30 per individual, $55 for a party of two, and $275 for a party of 10. To purchase tickets, contact Lion Wendy Phillips at via email at wendyp1946ad@aol.com. Checks should be made out to the OTOW Lions Club and sent to P.O. Box 772733, Ocala, Florida 34477. Clubs (both within and outside OTOW), organizations, and businesses are invited to enter one model per organization. Those sponsoring this event may also enter a model for the contest. 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 ASAP. No entry forms will be accepted after Jan. 31. There is no entry fee. Cash prizes are as follows: first prize: $1000, 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 Joan Greve at 352-304-8711 or via e-mail at kenjoang@yahoo.com. Organizations, businesses, and clubs that wish to sponsor this event should contact PDG Lion Estelle Clark at 352861-7358 or via e-mail at maggiemagoo@yahoo.com. Sponsors are classified as follows, based on the amount of money given: Diamond-$5000; Sapphire-$2500; Platinum-$1000; Gold-$500, and Silver$250. Rewards to the sponsors would be free tickets, the number determined by the level of sponsorship: DiamondTable of 10 (and 10 free tickets); Sapphire-six tickets; Platinum-4 tickets; Gold and Silver-2 tickets. These sponsors are invited to set up displays, as well. Each of these sponsors will have their ads placed in the event program. Individuals or groups who make a donation of a minimum of $35 will be listed in the program guide as Friends of the OTOW Lions Club. The Recycled Trashy Fashion Show Presented by OTOW Lions Club is bound to sell out early, and you dont want to miss it, so get your tickets early! OTOW Lions Club takes part in local health fair PHOTO BY JIM CLARKLions Club members at the Cultural Center last Saturday. Read the classifieds Jan. 25, Friday, fish or shrimp dinner, 5 to 7 p.m.; Rick Holland Blast from the Past, 6 to 10 p.m. Jan. 26, Saturday, Moose Golf best ball at Spruce Creek Preserve, 8 a.m.; steak night, 5 to 7 p.m.; Kenny Jackson karaoke, 6 to 10 p.m. Jan. 27, Sunday, Bar Bingo 4 to 6 p.m. Jan. 28, Monday, Coney dogs, noon to 3 p.m., officers meeting 6:30 p.m. Jan. 29, Tuesday, Dart League 5:45 to 9 p.m.; food specials, 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 30, Wednesday, membership appreciation, 3 to 5 p.m. Jan. 31, Thursday, cards 1 p.m.; open darts 5 p.m.; shuffleboard 7 p.m. Feb. 1, Friday, fish or shrimp dinner, 5 to 7 p.m.; Dave Hulburt 6 to 10 p.m. West Marion Moose Lodge 2356, open for members and qualified guests, is at 10411 S.W. 110th St., one mile north of State Road 200 across from the Oak Run entrance. Phone is 352-854-2200. Moose Lodge activities A tale of two cities, but both are SeattleTRUTH LIKE THE SUN By Jim Lynch This novel is about two cities which are both Seattle. Theres Seattle in 1962 hosting the Worlds Fair, a dazzling extravaganza that brings the stuffy, postwar city to life with crowds of people, raucous noise, and fleeting impressions. On hand for it is hunched and neckless Ed Sullivan, as well as Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, Ella Fitzgerald. Count Basie, President John Kennedy, Dave Beck (before his conviction) and, of course, Elvis who provides the title for Jim Lynchs book: Truth is like the sun, isnt it, Elvis says, you can shut it out for a time but it aint going away. Also dining atop the Space Needle in 1962 is Prince Phillip, dispensing jokes and stamping his feet at the punch line to ensure responsive laughter. Fast forward to 2001 to a Seattle still in shock from the dot.com boom and bust. Its 40 years later and the dreamy young mastermind of the Worlds Fair is now 70 and running for mayor. The election promises to be contentious and single mom, new-in-town reporter Helen Gulanos has just drawn an assignment to write a nostalgia piece about the Fair. At first shes inconsolable, seeing no chance for a Pulitzer here. Things change, however, as she researches the 1962 archives and comes to know Mr. Seattle, as Morgan is called, when she can get past his guard dog ,Ted Severson. Truth Like the Sun unfolds with alternating chapters linking the two eras. Youthful Roger in 1962 brims with idealism, his face lit up with success as he begins his speech commemorating the Space Needle: Lets commit this moment to memory OK? Look around. Remember what our city looked like on this night from up here. RememBookmark Pat Wellington ber how young we all were. Its a very different Roger in 2001, an old man with a musty apartment, aching ankles and hips from doorbelling, the bruising election taking its toll. To a reporter he confesses, Life is a challenging and often inexplicable odyssey that doesnt translate easily into newspaper stories. Lynch is a fresh voice telling a citys evolving story. Theres an old joke in the New York area when someone asks directions: How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, practice, practice. Some local performers have evidently been practicing a lot. Members of the College of Central Floridas Patriot Singers and the Marion Civic Chorale will travel to New York City to perform at Carnegie Hall on Monday, Feb. 18. With the Grammy award-winning bluegrass band Monroe Crossing, they will present Carol Barnets The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass. Matthew Bumbach, Asst. Professor of Vocal Studies at CF and conductor of the Patriot Singers and the Marion Civic Chorale received an invitation in the spring of 2012 to participate in this performance. Dr. Jonathan Griffith, Artistic Director and Principal Conductor for Distinguished Concerts International of New York congratulated the Ocala groups: The College of Central Florida Concert Choir and the Marion Civic Chorale received this invitation because of the quality and high level of musicianship demonstrated by the singers as well as the exceptional quality of the audition recordings. It is quite an honor just to be invited to perform in New York. These wonderful musicians not only represent a high quality of music and education, but they also become ambassadors for the entire community. This is an event of extreme pride for everybody and deserving of the communitys recognition and support. Bumbach noted that It is an honor to be invited to perform at Carnegie Hall and it is exciting to be performing such a fantastic new work! Carol Barnet, composer of The World Beloved, does an exceptional job of joining the meaning of the text and the music. 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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 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, 352-489-5881 or visit PeaceLutheranOnline.com.Holy Faith EpiscopalCome enjoy a pancake supper at Holy Faith Episcopal, Blue Cove, Dunnellon from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12. The Mens Club will serve pancakes, sausage, applesauce, dessert and a beverage. Tickets are $6 at the door. For information, call the church office at 352-489-2685. Maranatha Baptist ChurchKenny Evans will begin a Revival on Sunday, Feb. 3, at 6 p.m.; Monday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m.; Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. and Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. Kenny Evans is a Christian evangelical missionary and an ordained minister who brings his messages in song and sermon. He is also a recording artist. He has performed the Golden Oldies hits of the 50s and 60s for many seasons at the Country Tonite Theatre in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Kenny also performed with Grand Ole Opry stars such as Little Jimmy Dickens and Boots Randolph. All are invited to attend and be blessed by these powerful messages. Continuing programs for children: The AWANA (Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed) program continues every Sunday evening from 6 to 7:30 p.m. for children ages 4 to 18. The program is under the direction of Commander Chris Bailey and Vanessa Bailey. They want to share the love of Christ. AWANA is an exciting program of Christian learning and games of competition with awards. AWANA is an ongoing program and registration is always open. For further information, please call 352-347-5683. Pastor Mike Swingle invites all kids from from Kindergarten to grade 5, to attend Kidz Connect ministry. They meet once a month on the second Friday at 6 p.m. at the church. Pastor Mike also invites all students from grade 6 to grade 12, to join the teen mininistry Tranzformers, which meets on the third Friday each month at 6 p.m. at the church. Each ministry combines fun, connecting with others and ultimately connecting with the God who created them. Come check us out! Pastor Mike Swingle, the youth pastor, continues to plan many activities for young people. Each Wednesday at 6:45 p.m. a Youth Bible Study (L.I.G.H.T.) is held at the church. Tentative new program for young people up to fourth grade: Pastor Mike has a tentative start date for the Good News Club to begin after school at Sunrise Elementary School on Jan. 31. This program is for youngsters up to the 4th grade. Please call Pastor Mike at: 352-347-5683 to confirm the date. Maranatha Baptist Church is at 525 Marion Oaks Trail. Please call 352-3475683 for further information and directions to the church.Worship at TimberRidgeA worship service will take place at TimberRidge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Saturday, Jan. 26, at 10:15 a.m. Countryside Presbyterian Church provides Christian Ministry to residents of TimberRidge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 9848 S.W. 110th St., Ocala and holds bimonthly worship services. If you have a loved one, or friend at the TimberRidge Center you are invited to attend our next service on Jan. 26. For further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633. 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Friday, January 25, 2013 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com 10~ Friday, January 25, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Read the classifieds Personally, I sure will be glad when January is over. If confession is good for the soul, then let me have a good soul cleansing and confess that January is not my favorite month of the year. At the beginning of each year, a certain resident in our home begins acting like an angel and starts harping about a diet. But, not just a diet. I could take that, I think. Rather, my diet. What my diet has to do with her is a question I have yet to ask. One of my New Years resolutions is to ask no question I do not want to hear the answer. Believe me when I say ignorance is bliss. The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage is a health nut, whereas, I am just a plain nut with lots of fudge icing on the top. As nuts are concerned, I prefer nuts with fudge icing. Every year right after Christmas and before the New Year comes in, my wife and I have this conversation about the upcoming diet. I need to correct myself here. When I use the word conversation, I probably should use the word monologue. When it comes to diets, I have absolutely nothing to say. My wife on the other hand, has plenty to say and when she is saying it to me, she holds nothing back. When it comes to diets and dieting, I have my own ideas about the whole matter. I do not see myself as fat, just post-thin. For arguments sake, lets say I am fat. I take refuge in the Bible along this line, which says, All the fat is the Lords (Leviticus 4:16b KJV). If I was to argue with my wife, which I promise you I am not going to, I could lay all of the blame about my being post-thin on her. I have pictures to prove my point. Before we got married, I was very thin. Now look at me! I dont have to draw a picture for you, do I? Along this line of diets, I think I am doing rather well. I have come up with ideas that have made me quite comfortable along this line. Last week I bought a dress shirt and brought it home. When I tried it on it was three sizes too big for me making me look rather thin. I love that shirt. That shirt was made for people like me. Every time I wear that shirt in public somebody usually says, You mustve lost a lot of weight. I just smile. I have other shirts in my closet that have brought me no end of grief. Here is what I want to know. Why do my shirts get thin but I dont? After all, we go to the same places and eat at the same restaurants. There is something here I believe I am missing! Whenever I am off on a trip somewhere my wife always says just as I leave, Make sure that you watch what you eat while youre away. I am delighted to report to her or anybody else who will listen that I always watch what I eat. After all, I would hate to take a bite of broccoli by mistake. Therefore, I watch every bite I eat to make sure it is as delicious as possible. My wife is always encouraging me to eat more fruit. I believe fruit is a matter of personal opinion and preference. My wife believes that bananas are fruit. I, on the other hand, believe that a banana split is fruit. My wife has the idea that an Apple a day keeps the doctor away. I have a different slant on that idea. I believe an Apple Fritter a day keeps everybody away. When it comes to salads, my wife is the crowned queen of salads. She has a golden touch when it comes to making salads. If I am not careful, she will serve me a salad three times a day. Another thing I need to watch out for with her salads. Occasionally, she will try to slip in some form of broccoli. For some unknown reason she believes broccoli is the panacea for all ills nutritionally. As diets come and go, my diets usually go without leaving a trace behind them. Years ago, I got serious about a diet and was determined to lose 25 pounds of ugly fat. Much to my chagrin, I lost the other fat instead. Now look at me! The diet phase is beginning to run its course as we come to the close of January. Toward the end of January, my lovely bride begins thinking of Valentines Day. For me, whatever gets her attention off my diet is good news any day of the week. I suppose it is true what people say that you are what you eat. I further suppose that it is important to eat the right things. Not only is that true physically but also spiritually. The Bible has something to say about this. As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby (1 Peter 2:1 KJV). Nothing is more important in my daily routine than feasting on the Word of God. I may not do very well on my physical diet, but I do take special care about my spiritual diet.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 1-866-5522543 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com. Out to Pastor Rev. James Snyder My New Years diet fits me to a t-shirt RELIGION 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. 26: Mens Prayer Group: 8 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 27: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28: Bible Study, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29: Womens Crafts and Fellowship, 9 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31: Prayer and Praise Group, 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2: 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.Friendship Baptist ChurchOn Sunday, Jan. 27, services at Friendship Baptist Church will begin with Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. Adult classes will be taught by Bill Wallett and Mrs. Linda Brown. The Morning Worship Service is at10:45 with Pastor Randall Brown bringing a challenging Bible message, and Mrs. Linda Brown leding the choir and special music. The annual business meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday. The Mens Prayer Meeting will be on Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. Ronnie Warren, speaker and soloist, will be the special guest on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Friendship Baptist Church is at 9510 S.W. 105th St., off State Road 200. The church phone is 352-237-2644. PLEASESEERELIGION, PAGE11 According to the Internet site, Bizarre, Crazy, Silly Unknown Holidays, this is Healthy Weight Week and Hunt for Happiness Week. Somehow the two seem related.Different viewpointA woman was standing nude and looking in the bedroom mirror. She was not happy with what she saw and said to her husband, I feel horrible; I look old, fat and ugly. I really need you to pay me a compliment. The husband replied, Your eyesights almost perfect.Keep healthySally couldnt muster the willpower to lose unwanted pounds. One day, watching a svelte friend walking up the driveway, she lamented, Lindas so skinny it makes me sick. If it bothers you, her mother suggested, why dont you do something about it? Good idea, Mom, she replied. Turning to her friend, she called out, Hey, Linda, have a piece of chocolate cake.Chicken?Mary and her sister have weight problems and are always sharing diet tips. One day her sister was showing her a low-fat cookbook and pointed out a chicken dish she had tried the night before. Reading the ingredients, Mary commented, It looks like it would taste really bland. It did, her sister replied, until I added cheese and sour cream.Heard around the CorridorI do have flabby thighs, but fortunately my stomach covers them. Every time I start thinking too much about how I look, I just find a Happy Hour. By the time I leave I look just fine. Dieting is a way to make the ends justify the jeans. I stopped buying natural foods when I found out that eighty percent of people die from natural causes. This is Healthy Weight and Happiness Week(s) PLEASESEEPUN, PAGE26 Pun Alley Dick Frank 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. 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 REST AURANT 7651 SR 200 Circle Sq. Plaza Thur. Feb. 7 10:30 AM Lunch GOLDEN CORRAL 21 1 1 SW College Road T ue. Feb. 12 1 1:00 AM Lunch 000DUC1 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 000DOOY 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 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 000DT60 9330 SW 105th St., Ocala, FL 34481 854-9550 www.ocalawestumc.com 100th Ave. SW 105th St SW 110th St 484 Marion Oaks Library SW 103rd St Pine Run O T O W 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 Traditional Worship 8:00 & 11:00 A.M. Casual & Contemporary 9:30 A.M. CHRISTIAN LIFE ASSEMBL Y Proclaiming Good News SER VICES Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Sunday Morning Service 10:45 a.m. Sunday Evening Service 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. 000DNZC Everyone is welcome Thomas Markham, Pastor 352-237-6950 9644 SW Hwy 484, Ocala (Near State Road 200) 000DG9D 8070 SW 60th A ve. Ocala, FL 34476 352-291-2080 SERVICES HOURS Sunday 9am, 1 1am, 6pm 1:30 Spanish Service Tuesday 7pm Spanish Service Wednesday Night 7pm Thursday Bible Study 6:30 to 7:30 Y outh 7pm Friday 7pm Spanish Service Nursery available WE WELCOME ALL! Bishop Paul Woosley 000CHQO A Pr ogr essiv e Community of F aith in the Hear t of Centr al Florida Sunday Worship 10:30 am Adult Bible Discussion 12:00 Noon God is still speaking, Jesus didn t reject people. Neither do we. F irs t Congr eg a tional United Chur ch of Chris t 7171 SW SR 200, Ocala, FL 352-237-3035 uccocala.org Dr. H.W. McSwain, Jr., Pastor 000DT3J 7768 SW Hwy 200, Ocala (352) 237-4633 www .countr ysideocala.or g W elcome to Countr yside Pr esbyterian Chur ch (USA) Sunday Bible Study 9:00 am Sunday Worship 10:30 am Tuesday Bible Study 2:00 pm Pastor Gar y O. Marshall Y our Spiritual Home 000DCKQ Sunda y Bible Stud y 9:30 a.m. W orship Service 10:30 a.m. W ednesda y Bible Stud y 7:00 p.m. P astor: Matt Hunt Assoc. Pastor Kevin Hunt (Independent) 6158 S W Hwy 200 Jasmine Plaza Oc ala, FL 34476 873-4705 FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH (Disciples of Christ) W orship: 10:30 AM Sunday School: 9:15 AM (352) 629-6485 www .firstchristianocala.org 1908 S.E. Ft. King St. (Next to Marion Technical Institute) First Christian Church of Ocala Nursery Provided 000DP7L Revs. T erry & Mary Beth Harper Pastors See us on Facebook 000DOXB 352-861-6182 www .ccomc.org S UNDA Y S ER VICES Sunday School . . . . . . . . 9:30 am Worship Service . . . . . . . 10:30 am W EEKL Y A CTIVITIES W ednesday Bible Study . . . . 7:00 pm S ENIOR P AST OR D AV I D B ELLOWS 6768 SW 80th Street Ocala, Fl 34476 000DP93 College Road Baptist Chur ch 5010 SW College Road, Ocala, FL (352) 237-5741 Rev Ronnie W alker Pastor Rev Jef f Rountree, Minister of W o rship Rev Rob Loy Jr ., Student Minister Jason Kaminski, Children s Minister T rina Loy Preschool Director Holding Forth the Word of Life...JESUS Sunday W o rship Services 8:00, 9:30 & 1 1 :00 am 9:30 & 1 1:00 Sunday School W e dnesday 6:30 PM Children/Student Ministries 6:30 PM Mid-Week Bible Study www.collegeroad.org Phone (352) 861-9080 Sunday Services 10:30 a.m. 6:00 p.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Monday Morning Christians JOIN US IN WORSHIP 9045 SW 60th A ve. Ocala, FL 000DANR Bible Studies W e dnesday 7:00 p.m. Southwest Christian Church 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 B aptist Church A Place of New Spiritual Beginnings 000DGAB Pastor Randy & Linda Brown W esleyan-Holiness T radition OCALA WEST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE T eaching the Bible as Gods W ord to produce Christ-followers! S undays: Sunday School . . . 9:15 A.M. Morning Worship . . 10:30 A.M. Worship . . . . . . 6:00 P.M. Children s Bible Quizzing 6:00 P M. W ednesday Evenings Adult Bible Study . . 6:00 P M. Pastor Curt Dowling 5884 SW 60th A ve. (Airport Rd.) Ocala, Fl 34477 (352) 861-0755 www .ocalawestnaz.org 000D2HD 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 T rail, Ocala 75 484 484 Exit 341 SW 49TH A VE. MARION OAKS P A SS MARION OAKS TRAIL 200 484 MARION OAKS COURSE Our Redeemer Lutheran Church LC-MS 5200 S.W State Road 200 1 3 / 4 Miles W e st of I-75 W o rship Service 8:00 & 1 1:00 AM Bible Class & Sunday School 9:30 AM Pastor Joe Adams 237-2233 Sharing the Joy of Jesus Christ! 000D7EJ Evangelical Lutheran Church joyocala@embar qmail.com Edward Holloway Pastor 7045 SW 83rd Pl., Ocala (352) 854-4509 Nursery Pr ovided 000CPSM Sunday Worship 8:15 am & 11:00 am Sunday School 9:45 am Wednesday Evening Worship 6:45 pm German Language Worship 1st. Sunday of each month 3:00 pm S OUTH M ARION C ITIZEN D IRECT OR Y A SK FOR M ICHEL N OR THSEA AT 854-3986 The Reason to Believe... Wor ship Call t o 71 1 195

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Friday, January 25, 2013 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 24~ Friday, January 25, 2013 www.smcitizen.com TO ADVERTISECall854-3986 ADVER TISING ideas they are entitled to. Most educators are dedicated to giving our kids the very best education. Many, however, are liberally inclined. They tend to feed young people liberal ideas and opinions instead of presenting both liberal and conservative views. If they did, young people would get the necessary information to evaluate each view and make their own informed decisions. Entertainment industries (music, movies, TV) are controlled by left-leaning studios, producers, performers. We idolize popular singers and actors and most of these performers provide us great pleasure in return. Many performers, however, say and do outrageous things that some off us interpret as being true and acceptable. Media (newspapers, TV and radio news) are mostly dominated by leftleaning writers and newscasters who present the liberal side and play-down or ignore the conservative one. Uninformed and impressionable people believe whatever they are told by the media ... they assume that media people are experts; that they must be telling the truth. Religious ideas arent consistent with liberal policies abortion being one. These policies are driving Americans further from God. Family-values are gradually deteriorating; our young people are not always given religious direction: either from their parents and/or because legislation in many instances prohibits it by their educators. And the list goes on: the unions; the courts; our Constitution which while not a liberal doctrine is being largely bypassed by the current administration. Some far-lefters say that the Constitution is obsolete; that it no longer meets Americas needs. What they are really saying is: The Constitution restricts our ability to freely implement our socialist agenda. This smoke and mirrors environment is not healthy for America. Thankfully, we have God and righteousness on our side. If we continue to pray, actively defend our beliefs, and continue doing and saying virtuous things we will prevail. Joe OHara OcalaSensible gun lawsCommon sense can win a discussion if you think through the issue of who can and who should be able to won a gun. The Second Amendment is as strong as ever and our government supports the rights of its citizens to own and use firearms. The far right and the NRA are shouting as loud as they can to whoever will listen that the president wants to eliminate the Second Amendment and take away all guns from its citizens A thinking person can understand that the government is not trying to take guns away from responsible gun owners as Fox News, Rush Limbaugh and most of the Republicans in Congress are claiming. There are those in responsible positions in our government who are saying that the gun problem is complex and multi-faceted but they are just clouding the issue to win support for their position. The truth is that the president is proposing a ban on assault weapons and gun clips that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition. Who needs a military style assault weapon strapped on their shoulder to show how tough they are? These people are promoting actions against the safety of our children. There are those on the right who believe that suggesting gun control is an impeachable offense. There should be no place in America that these politicians can hide who will not vote to protect Americans. There are some things that Congress can do to safeguard our country such a background checks on anyone before they can purchase any kind of weapon. We should not be afraid to go shopping, walk the streets, go to ball games and in other words to be free to live our lives the way we want to. Our children should be safe to attend school with minimal care such keeping all doors and windows locked from the inside and possibly cameras on the buildings the same as super markets and shopping malls have. The government can pass laws to buy back these assault weapons and large ammo clips for those willing to turn in these weapons to proper authorities. The time has come to be serious about this man made problem that we face in todays world. Jerry Segovis OcalaSensible Gun ControlIt is time to apply a comprehensive approach to reduce if not end the gunrelated violence that we all agree is killing our families and friends and making us feel unsafe. Its true that guns dont kill people, people kill people, but people with guns can kill people including themselves more effectively. We know that states with low gun ownership rates and strong gun laws (New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts) have the lowest rates of firearm-related deaths, and that states with higher rates of gun ownership and weak gun laws (Louisiana, Wyoming, Mississippi) rank first in the nation for gun deaths. We need to recognize that guns are weapons, and unrestricted access to them undermines public safety. We also need to recognize that a tiny minority of people are responsible for the vast majority of gun violence, and so we must seek realistic ways to reduce access to firearms for those at risk of harming themselves or others. We must provide appropriate mental health and substance abuse prevention and treatment services. Finally, we need to recognize that the current violence and suffering are largely preventable. With sustained effort, we can shape our policies to better balance individual rights with our collective interest in public safety. Gerard Chapdelaine Oak RunGun controlStarting with and including the 1991 Lubys massacre in Killeen, Texas, through the one in Connecticut last month, almost all of the mass shootings have one common characteristic. They were done in gun-free zones, where law-abiding citizens are not allowed to carry firearms. Criminals and crazies, who dont give a hoot about gun laws, know to go there to perform their murderous acts. One goal of the New World Order movement, including Obama, is to take guns away from all private citizens. They realize they cant do it in one fell swoop, so they take baby steps toward their goal. Obamas latest proposals are part of that. Al Shumard Pine Run LETTERSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 Saturday, March 2 Palm Cay garage salesCommunity-wide garage sales will be held at Palm Cay on Saturday, March 2, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The gates will be open to the public. A hot dog lunch will be available at the Oasis fro a nominal fee. Palm Cay is on State Road 200 just two blocks west of 103rd Street Road.Saturday, March 9 Concert at F irst Congregat ionalThe Southern Express 18-piece Big Band will be performing at First Congregational United Church of Christ on Saturday, March 9 at 6 p.m. This is a fundraiser for the church; tickets are $10 and are available at the church office, 7171 SW State Road 200, 352-237-3035 or contact Dave at 352-8677967. Refreshments will be available at intermission.Saturday, March 16 L ooking f or vendors Come join us on March 16 at Oak Runs annual Plant Sale and Craft Show. There are tables available inside the Orchid Club for $15 per table. The show will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. We will have entertainment and food available. Please call Patricia Callahan 352-484-0895) or Sharon Cariglio 315-383-2138) for more information. Our proceeds are donated to CCF s Horticulture Scholarship program. Run w alk f or U nit ed W ayUnited Way of Marion Countys high school youth program is hosting a St. Patricks Day 5K run/walk on Saturday, March 16, at 8 a.m. downtown at Ocala City Hall to benefit the United Way. Entry fee is $20 before Monday, March 11 and $25 afterward. Race forms can be downloaded at www.uwmc.org or participants can register at Active.com. Sponsorships are still available. For more information, call Tina Banner at 352-732-9696. Saturday, April 20 Helping Hands race, w alk, f un runHelping Hands is having its inaugural 5K race, a 1 mile walk, and a Kids Fun Run, on April 20th at the Baseline Road Trailhead (Florida Greenway). Its a family event featuring complimentary food, snacks, drinks, music, exhibits, and raffle prizes. Individual and group awards will be given out to winners. The cost for adults is $20 for pre-registration, youth $15, and the childrens Fun Run (10 years or younger) is free. Top quality event shirts are free to the first 200 registrants. All the proceeds go to helping local men, women, and children in need. Registration, sponsorships, and detailed information is available on our website at www.helpinghandsocala.org or call Holly Miley at 352732-4464.Ongoing Civic Chorale offers scholarshipThe Marion Civic Chorale is offering the Grat L. Rosazza Scholarship to an area student with musical talent. The $ 500 scholarship is open to high school and community college students who are continuing their education in vocal music, music education or musical theatre. The winner will perform with the chorale during one of the spring concerts and will be awarded the scholarship at that time. Application deadline is April 2. For further information, visit the chorales web site at marioncivicchorale@tripod.com or contact Judy Crooks at 352-812-0666, or e-mail Jillvw50@gmail.com.Reading V olunt eer GroupLove to read? Love kids? Our Reading Volunteer Group is looking for enthusiastic people to visit two of our local elementary schools and read to the lower grades. It would only take up about an hour of your time, six mornings a year each (Tuesdays and Wednesdays) at Sunrise and Marion Oaks Elementary schools. The books are selected by the teacher at the grade level you want, and you are escorted by two of the children to their classroom. Having the children around you engaged and anticipating the next page, discussing the book, sharing the pictures, and just being with them is a truly rewarding experience. Through our efforts we hope to instill in them a love of reading while opening up new horizons and adventures in the wonderful world of books. Call Addie Bambridge at 352-533-8666 to sign up or for more information. 352-216-9800 Lic./Ins. 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Friday, January 25, 2013 ~ 25 www.smcitizen.com Periodic killing rampages stir outbreaks of political grandstanding about gun control. Predictably, the murder of 20 children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, was followed by sincere expressions of sadness and calls for prevention of similar tragedies by as many politicians as were able to find a camera to talk to. Gun sales have been up since the Sandy Hook carnage. Nearly half of all adult males now own a firearm. Seventy-five percent of Americans who dont own guns accept that its OK for others to have weapons for self-defense and family protection. In response to the Sandy Hook tragedy, President Obama appointed a committee headed by Vice President Joe Biden to make prompt recommendations aimed at preventing such carnages. In the course of the committees promptness, it was revealed that the president had already made up his mind that three particular actions are necessary to curtail gun violence -a ban on assault weapons, limitation of high-capacity ammunition magazines, and universal background checks for gun buyers. The presidents well-intentioned necessaries might be no more than inconveniences for would-be killers, who tend to be clever, not stupid. They would likely steal weapons, or buy them in the underground market. Although the number of background checks has risen slightly in recent years, the Brady Campaign To Prevent Gun Violence says 40 percent of gun sales are still made without researching the buyers. If Congress cant agree on background screening for all gun buyers, they should reread the Second Amendment. Its a toss-up whether Congress will ban assault weapons again or regulate high-capacity ammo magazines. A prior ban was voted in 1994 and allowed to expire in 2004. Gun organization lobbyists may have more congressional leverage than the president. Among the suggested actions which would not require congressional approval are a campaign for safe and responsible gun-ownership, a national dialogue on mental health problems related to violence, and research by the Centers for Disease Control into causes of gun violence. The rest of the Biden Committee recommendations are directions to federal agencies to energize existing powers which might help the presidents prevention program, including release of federal data to background checkers; helping states to do the same; providing more guidance to licensed gun dealers; disseminating information on lost and stolen guns; and developing model plans for safety in schools and churches. We give the president an A for compassionate handling of the Sandy Hook tragedy, a B for the delay in appointing the Biden Committee, and another A for political aptitude in grasping an opportunity to pursue one of his second-term goals gun control. It remains to be seen whether the President will accomplish anything through the recommendations of the Biden Committee, or it will go the way of SimpsonBowles debt and deficit committee -just another grandstanding political gesture. On thing is certain. Mr. Obama continues to demonstrate political astuteness in a class with Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Bill Clinton. www.smcitizen.com 8~ Friday, January 25, 2013 The sign greets you as you head west on State Road 200 from Pine Avenue, and tells you that traffic signals are in a new pattern. Weve seen this before, and its never worked. But this time, all went well. On Thursday morning, about 7:30, I made the turn and saw the sign. I headed west. I didnt stop until I got all the way out to 60th Avenue, which, as it usually does, threw a red light at me. But still, thats pretty good, getting past the 27th Avenue intersection, past the mall, past the Interstate, past Heath Brook, all the way to 60th. Maybe the city is finally making progress. Of course, it would be nice if the county would follow suit. The day before, Wednesday afternoon, I pulled out of the office on to 200 and headed east. I got the red light at 103rd and waited. It turned green and I headed toward 80th where I got another red light. When that light changed, I headed east and got the next red light, at 90th (by Lowes). Then I headed east at got the next red light, at Marion Landing and Queen of Peace. Now when you get the first red light, thats OK, but when you then get a green light and go exactly on the speed limit, shouldnt you get green lights all the way down the street? Thats what the city is trying to do. Hopefully, others will follow. By the way, the question came up in a discussion with someone recently, asking when you go out on State Road 200, are you going west or south, since the road runs in a northeast to southwest direction as it passes through the corridor. A lot of people arent aware of it, but theres an American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials that sets the standard, and its not simple. Roads going east and west end in an even number. and roads going north and south end in an odd number. Roads considered through highways end in either a 1 or a 0. In the Interstate system, the low numbers start in the south. Interstate 10 goes through north Florida, Interstate 20 goes through Atlanta, etc. Heres where it gets confusing. In Florida and other states, the state highways have the lower number in the north. State Road 10 (also U.S. 90) runs through Lake City. State Road 20 runs through Gainesville, State Road 40 through Ocala, State Road 50 through Orlando, etc. The north-south highways have a similar problem. The Interstate low numbers are in the west: I-5 runs up the coast of California, I-95 is in Florida. But the U.S. Highway system is the opposite. U.S. 1 is on the east coast of Florida, U.S. 101 is on the coast of California. Confused yet? Think of people who drive for a living, such as truck drivers. Anyhow, back to the original question. State Road 200 technically runs east and west, so thats what we have to live with. For the next problem, well discuss Marion Countys designation of streets, avenues, courts, lanes, terraces, etc. On second thought, thats too much to absorb for one day.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. In a nation where the words race fans assume either the pounding of hooves at the horse races or the roar of the engines at NASCAR tracks, its a stark contrast when people attend bicycle races. Its the sound of silence as bikes quietly zip along the streets where the race is being held. The silence of the sordid side of bicycle racing was broken last week when Lance Armstrong, seven-time Tour de France winner and Olympic silver medalist, sat down for an interview with Oprah Winfrey. Now stripped of all his titles, Armstrong admitted that he was doping by taking banned substances during his racing career. The medications are called performance enhancing drugs, or PEDs, and their use is evidently widespread. Its been an issue in professional baseball for years, and only recently the Hall of Fame voters refused to admit anyone into that hallowed institution, despite the presence of the all-time home run leader and a seventime Cy Young award pitcher on the ballot. We all know why. It would therefore seem certain that Armstrong would be ostracized by people all across the nation, especially after he admitted he was lying when he sued people for accusing him of taking the enhancements, even though they were telling the truth. But its not that easy. For all the ill will Armstrong has generated in the past week, it cannot be denied that, being a cancer survivor, he has helped many, many others with the disease through his organization called Livestrong. He recently stepped down as head of that group. Most sports fans are familiar with Jim Valvano, the late North Carolina State basketball coach whose message during his final years of a battle with cancer still resonates in replays of a famous speech he once gave. The Jimmy V Foundation raises funds for cancer research, and is a popular charity throughout the sports world. Livestrong does not do the same thing. It reaches out to people who already have cancer, trying to improve their lives as they battle against the disease. It would be a shame if Armstrongs admitted indiscretions cause this organization to lose funding. When someone openly deceives the public, its generally some innocent victims that pay the price. In Armstrongs case, some of the innocent victims were those who were sued by him for speaking the truth, but if Livestrong is hurt, the list will also include all those who could be helped by this group. So condemn Armstrong all you want, but remember that his organization can still help a lot of people out there with cancer. Dont let them become collateral damage in the fallout against a cheating bicycle racer.S UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Armstrongs group still helps victims Trying to make the 200 trip easier Jim Flynn Columnist Gunning for a long shot from Congress Jim Clark Editor READER OPINIONS INVITED LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Smoke and mirrorsConservatives and liberals maintain an ongoing dialogue. Their ideas and opinions often differ sometimes greatly but they keep exchanging thoughts and ideas which allow them to reasonably debate one anothers views. But, when a proposal is made that will benefit most people conservative, liberal, independent extremist-loons scurry to find ways to muddy the waters by making disparaging statements that have nothing to do with the proposal. And, God forbid, they should make an effort to suggest ways to make the proposal even more beneficial. Another extremist ploy is to perpetuate myths such as: Republican policies benefit only the very wealthy; Conservatives oppose healthcare reform. But dont ask them to back up these myths ... they cant. Its apparent that one of their goals is to facilitate chaos by spreading deception and misinformation. This chaos is magnified even more because the culture we live in is a liberally top-heavy one. 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Friday, January 25, 2013 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 26~ Friday, January 25, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Wednesday, Feb. 13 Spring soccer signup at JoyJoy Evangelical Lutheran Church is now ready for some spring soccer! They are looking for boys and girls from kindergarten through 6th grade to register for this fun and encouraging sports experience. Players may register at the church office beginning Wednesday, Feb. 13 through Saturday, Feb. 16 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The registration fee is $65 per child, which includes a reversible jersey, water bottle, socks, car magnet and an end-of-season reward. Scholarships are available. All players must attend one soccer evaluation that promotes equal and competitive teams as well as a substitution system, to complete the registration process Practice begins Tuesday, Feb. 26 and Thursday, Feb. 28. The first game is scheduled for Saturday, March 9. All events will occur at Hope Field at Joy Lutheran Church. So get your child registered to learn the skills of the game and an opportunity to experience good sportsmanship. Volunteers are needed to help with coaching, registering the participants and organizing the players. For more information, contact Pastor Ed Holloway at 352-854-4509 ext. 223, or Fran Johnson at 352-8544509 ext. 221. Joy Evangelical Lutheran Church is at 7045 S.W. 83rd Place at State Road 200, Ocala. Saturday, Feb. 16 13th annual Horses for Hospice Trail RideHospice of Marion County, Inc. will hold its 13th annual Horses for Hospice Trail Ride on Saturday, Feb. 16, on the Central Florida Greenway at the Florida Horse Park in Ocala. This years ride is in memory of Wayne Vaught, beloved Cross Florida Greenway enthusiast and former Trail Ride chairman. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the first ride leaves at 9:15 a.m. Riders travel from as far as Jacksonville and Tampa to spend 2-3 hours on the trail. Following the ride, participants can enjoy lunch by Tommys BBQ, live entertainment by Bordertown, and door prizes. Proceeds from this event will benefit Patient Care Programs. The minimum donation to ride is $30. Wagons are welcome; $30 for driver and $10 per passenger. Horse lovers who are unable to ride may purchase a $10 ticket to enjoy lunch and entertainment. For more information or to register, call 352854-5218. Home Improvement ExpoMark your calendars for the fifth annual Home Improvement Expo on Saturday, Feb. 16, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Circle Square Cultural Center! The event is sponsored by On Top of the World Communities and World Home Improvements. Browse through the dozens of exhibitor booths and visit with experts from a wide variety of trades in the home improvement industry including; home solar, screen room enclosures, windows and flooring, the latest in home entertainment, single room or total home renovation, home security and much more. Numerous companies will fill the Circle Square Cultural Center with different ideas for enhancing homes and showcasing concepts for home improvements from standard remodeling and landscaping to complete reconstruction. This is a free event and open to the public. Visitors to the Home Improvement Expo will be treated to giveaways, door prizes and vendor gifts, along with loads of information and ideas for improving their home. The Circle Square Cultural Center is at 8395 S.W. 80th St. For more information, visit the website at www.CSCulturalCenter.com or call Theresa Fields at 352-854-8707 ext. 7530.Sunday, Feb. 17 Chuck Wagon Gang at Christs ChurchBack by popular demand the number one Gospel Group of all time, entering its 75th year of singing the old songs, The Chuck Wagon Gang appears Sunday, Feb. 17, 5 p.m. This mixed quartet has continuously recorded what has come to be known as grass roots Gospel music, recording over 800 songs and selling 40 million records worldwide. Many of the original songs are still being sung at their concerts across America. Admission is free; a love offering will be taken. Christs Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, www.ccomc.org/.Monday, Feb. 18 Marion Oaks Democrats to meetThe next meeting of the Marion Oaks Democratic Club will be Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Marion Oaks Community Center, Building B. The club met on Dec. 17 to prepare for 2013. The discussion centered around the election of officers to carry on the work with the intensity of the past few months. The mid-term elections were mentioned as well as the need to maintain our interest and involvement in local and national issues that affects us all. New officers will be determined in our February meeting. Another topic of interest was the success of our end of year victory party held early in December. Approximately 160 individuals came to eat, dance and share experiences. A good time was had by all! Everyone was reminded about the bus trip to the inauguration ceremony for President Obama. Come and join us in February, we can always find room for more members.Tuesday, Feb. 26 Auditions for Over 55 talent showActive adults 55+ from all over Florida are invited on stage to audition for the fourth annual The World Has Talent 55+ talent show on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at Ocalas Circle Square Cultural Center. Judges will choose several top acts that will then perform at The World Has Talent 55+ Talent Show at the Cultural Center on Saturday, May 11, where they will compete for a chance to win the $500 first place, $250 second place and $150 third place prizes! Auditions will be held on Feb. 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Circle Square Cultural Center, 8395 S.W. 80th St., Ocala. For more information visit www.CSCulturalCenter.com, call 352-854-3670 or e-mail ticketsales@cscultrualcenter.com. More on Page 24 Nancy Menk as a soloist for the performance. Lauren will sing the fifth movement, entitled Ballad: Second Verse & Refrain. He noted that this recognition makes our selection of Lauren for our annual scholarship even more gratifying. Ms Wilson responded to the honor, saying This is truly a dream come true. Being selected to sing a solo and perform the amazing Bluegrass Mass is an experience I will always treasure. In anticipation of the Carnegie Hall performance, the Patriot Singers and the Marion Civic Chorale will perform the work on Feb. 8 at CFs Charles R. Dassance Performing Arts Center, 3001 S.W. College Road, Ocala. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 and all proceeds will go toward the trip. For tickets, call 352-873-5810 or visit tickets.cf.edu. CARNEGIECONTINUED FROM PAGE 21 Ice Cream & GiftsIce Cream & Gifts has opened in Jasmine at Suite 116. The new store owners say they are the only Hershey Ice Cream store in Ocala. They have 16 flavors available, hand dipped, one sugar free and one yogurt. They also have specialty waffle cones dipped in chocolate and sprinkles. The store is open Monday through Saturday from noon to 8 p.m. and Sunday from1 to 6 p.m. Shown behind the counter are Bill and Debbie Dean Tomashek and in front is customer Gene Hester. All I ask is a chance to prove that money cant make me happy. I wont eat organic foods. I need all the preservatives I can get. The advantage of exercising every day is so when you die, theyll say, He looks good doesnt he. A diet is when you have to go to some length to change your width. I joined a health club last year and spent about 400 bucks. I havent lost a pound. Apparently you have to go there. Dieters live life in the fasting lane. An airline made all the happy people sit at the back and the sad ones sit at the front. They wanted to avoid having any tails of woe. Old dieters never die; they just waist away. When life hands you lemons, ask for a bottle of tequila and salt. Ill have three pieces of pie, and a diet Pepsi. Im so efficient that I finished my twoweek diet in three days. If at first you dont recede, diet, diet again.Cowardly AdviceFarmer Joness cows had recently stopped giving good milk. So, he went around asking for advice, and someone told him that happy cows give good milk. Every morning he would tell jokes to his cows and they would all laugh. Everyone else thought that the jokes were pretty stupid. Because of this, his cows became the laughing stock of the town.Happy mealsNeeding to shed a few pounds, Ruth and her husband went on a diet that had specific recipes for each meal of the day. She followed the instructions closely, dividing the finished recipe in half for their individual plates. They felt terrific and thought the diet was wonderful because they never felt hungry. But when they realized they were gaining weight, not losing it, Ruth checked the recipes again. There, in fine print, was Serves 6.Weight a minuteA woman was concerned about the long delay she always endured at her doctors office. One day, when her name was finally called, she was asked to step on the scale. I need to get your weight today, said the nurse. Without a moments hesitation, the woman replied, One hour and 5 minutes!Eat more vegetablesCows eat hay and corn. These are vegetables. So a steak is nothing more than an efficient mechanism of delivering vegetables to your system. Consider beer and wine. As we all know, scientists divide everything in the world into the three categories of animal, mineral, and vegetable. Beer and wine are not animal, and they are not mineral, so that only leaves one thing, right? My advice: Have a burger and a beer and enjoy your liquid vegetables.Dick and his wife Jane live in Oak Run. Tai Chi demonstration On Jan 15, Master the Possibilities at On Top of the World had a class and demonstration by Peter Gryffin on Tai Chi. 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Friday, January 25, 2013 ~ 27 www.smcitizen.com 6~ Friday, January 25, 2013 www.smcitizen.com 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 Is Y our Hearing Difficult y Ear wax Buildup or Something More Serious? FREE T est Dates are available from Jan. 25 Feb. 1, 2013 Using a miniature video otoscope, well painlessly look inside your ear canal and show it on a monitor and you can watch along! Your Video Otoscope exam may reveal such common problems as: Excessive ear wax Damage to your eardrum Visible obstruction in the ear canal Other conditions which may make it difficult for you to hear clearly Video Otoscope exams are FREE during this event! Annual Hearing Test: SMART Annual Hearing Test: GENIUS Free 000DOF8 If you want to pay more for better hearing... THATS YOUR BUSINESS! If you want to pay LESS... THATS OUR BUSINESS! You may qualify for FREE Rechargeable Hearing Aids (no need to change batteries!) ACT TODAY! ATTENTION FEDERAL WORKERS AND RETIREES 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. VISION PROBLEMS? Get An Eye Exam. HEARING LOSS? Turn up the T.V. Tell people to speak up Dont answer the phone. Stay out of restaurants. Dont go to movies. Avoid socializing. 000DPZW

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Friday, January 25, 2013 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 28~ Friday, January 25, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Saturday, Feb. 2 Historical Novel Society to meetAt the Feb. 2 meeting of the Florida Chapter of the Historical Novel Society, Rick Seymour will use Christopher Voglers The Writers Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers to guide us in exploring the heros journey, by providing examples from Enders Game, Harry Potter, Terminator, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and The Matrix The meeting will continue with a presentation by Carol Megge on How to Start Writing a Novel. Handouts will be provided that cover examples of character development, motivation and goals. FCHNS meets at 1 p.m. on the first Saturday of every month in the Community Room of the Central Ridge Library, 425 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Beverly Hills. Everyone is welcome. For more information call Marian Fox at 352-7260162 or visit our website www.fchns.org.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 to entertain you.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. Wear a costume, bring beads and enjoy music by The Bavarians! Bring your own snacks and beverages. 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. in Ocala. 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 further information, call the church at 352-2374633.Sunday, Feb. 10 Vocal soloist to appearThe Marion Chamber Music Society will present vocal soloist Stephen Saxon on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 3 p.m. at Queen of Peace Church, 6455 S.W. State Road 200. He will be performing a variety of favorite arias and light classics to include Kerns audience favorite, Old Man River. All Marion Chamber Music concerts are free to the public; donations greatly appreciated. Saxon has soloed all over the world with prestigious orchestras and conductors to include Slatkin and Abbado in impressive works by composers such as Mahler, Handel, Beethoven, Brahms and premier works as well as lighter classical music and shows. In addition to his exceptional talent as a vocalist, he also is a virtuoso violinist and classical guitarist. His talent not limited to music, he is a retired Professor Emeritus, Department of Mathematics, University of Florida. For more information, call 352-867-1340. Decca hosts Oak Run residentsOak Run residents are invited to We Love Oak Run, a community and customer appreciation celebration sponsored by Decca Real Estate Corp., on Sunday, Feb. 10, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Bella Cucina Restaurant in Oak Run. Dessert and beverages will be served, and those attending can enter to win door prizes. For more information, call 352-854-8787.Opera Theatre, Ocala Symphony showThe UF Opera Theatre Workshop and the Ocala Symphony Orchestra present Opera Noir Mozarts The Impresario and Purcells dido and Aeneas on Sunday, Feb. 10 at Ocalas Circle Square Cultural Center. The UF Opera Theatre Workshop transforms two operatic standards into staged versions of film classics while the talented vocal performers from the UF School of Music graduate and undergraduate music programs make up the cast and are under the direction of Dr. Anthony Offerle and Maestro Mathew Wardell conducts the Ocala Symphony Orchestra in the joint production! Mozarts hilarious one-act opera The Impresario discovers a new attitude as the characters channel their inner Casablanca and the onstage audience comments enthusiastically as they enjoy the stormy new silver screen hit, Dido and Aeneas! Tickets for this special show are $15 for general admission seating. Dont miss this joint production featuring the Ocala Symphony Orchestra and the UF Opera Theatre Workshop on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 2 p.m. Doors at the Circle Square Cultural Center, 8395 S.W. 80th St., Ocala will open at 1 p.m. For a full list of shows, events and concerts and to purchase tickets, please visit www.csculturalcenter.com or call 352-854-3670. 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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.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. A grassroots effort of the Friends of the Marion Oaks Public Library, the facility initially opened as a community library through fundraising and volunteer efforts of the Friends group. 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 40 & 8 to meetThe regular monthly meeting of the 40 & 8 will be Monday, Jan. 28, at 1 p.m. on the second floor of the Bank of the Ozarks building on State Road 200 at the entrance to On Top of the World. All honorably discharged veterans are welcome. Come and enjoy camaraderie and light refreshments with fellow veterans. For more information phone Ben at 352-854-0272 or Zack at 352-873-4841. 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 County Sierra Club to meetThe Marion County Sierra Club will meet at the Marion County Library, 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, on Tuesday, Jan. 29, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.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. Dont miss this opportunity to receive unbeatable special pricing on clubs and clothing. The club is at 8137 S.W. 90th Terrace Road in Ocala. Call 352-8619712 or visit www.CandlerHillsGolfClub.com for more information.Main library holds book saleThe Friends of the Ocala Library book sale will take place on Saturday, Feb. 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the main library on Silver Springs Boulevard. Thousands of books will be on sale, hardcovers at 50 cents and paperbacks at 25 cents. Come and browse and help the Friends continue their ongoing support of the library and its various programs. Go to friendsoftheocalalibrary.org and find out more about the Friends.Chess club to meetThe chess club that formed at the Freedom Public Library meets the first Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grab your board and chess pieces and come on down. Interested persons are invited to attend for a rousing game of chess. Its your move! For more information, call Ron at 352-873-2276Friday, January 25, 2013 ~ 29 www.smcitizen.com 4~ Friday, January 25, 2013 www.smcitizen.com SOUTH MARION Citizen The South Marion Citizen is a free community newspaper covering news of communities in southwest Marion County including Oak Run, Pine Run, Palm Cay, On Top of the World, Kingsland Country Estates, Countryside Farms, Marion Landing, Majestic Oaks, Hidden Lake, Woods and Meadows Estates, Paddock Farms, Saddle Oak Club, Deer Creek, Cherrywood Estates, Hardwood Trails, Candler Hills, Country Oaks, and Harvest Meadows, among others. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Citizen: If your community is listed above and the Citizen is not delivered to your home and you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 200 Corridor, call 854-3986CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481 EditorJim Clark Circulation Barbara Jaggers Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean and Kristy Kaigan General Manager John Provost Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Deadline for classified ads :Deadline for display advertising : Tuesday 4 p.m. before publicationMonday 5 p.m. before publication READER SERVICES I want to get news in the Citizen.Call editor Jim Clark at 352-854-3986 or send by e-mail to editor@smcitizen.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Citizenoffice in Kingsland Plaza. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Member of the Community Papers of Florida ARI ES ( March 21 to A pril 19) Youre eager to take on that new opportunity opening up as January gives way to February. Now all you need to do is resist quitting early. Do your best to stay with it. T AU RU S (April 2 0 to May 20) Doff a bit of that careful, conservative outlook and let your brave Bovine self take a chance on meeting that new challenge. You could be surprised at how well you do. G EMINI ( May 21 to J une 20) You might not want to return to the more serious tasks facing you. But you know its what you must do. Cheer up. Something more pleasant soon will occupy your time. C ANCER (June 21 to J uly 22) As you dutifully tidy up your end-of-themonth tasks, your fun self emerges to urge you to do something special: A trip (or a cruise, maybe?) could be just what you need. LEO (July 23 to A ug. 22) Your achievements are admirable as you close out the month with a roar. Now you can treat yourself to some well-earned time off for fun with family or friends. (Or both!) VIRG O (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Be sure you know the facts before you assume someone is holding back on your project. Try to open your mind before you give someone a piece of it. LI BR A ( Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) You might feel comfortable in your familiar surroundings, but it might be time to venture into something new. Theres a challenge out there thats just right for you. SCORP I O ( Oct. 23 to N ov 21) Your love of things that are new gets a big boost as you encounter a situation that opens up new and exciting vistas. How far you go with it depends on you. S AGITT AR IUS (Nov 22 to Dec. 21) That recent workplace shift might not seem to be paying off as you expected. But be patient. There are changes coming that could make a big difference. CA PRI CORN ( Dec. 22 to J an. 19) While few can match the Goats fiscal wizardry, you still need to be wary in your dealings. There might be a problem you should know about sooner rather than later. AQ UA R IUS (Jan. 2 0 to F eb. 18) Easy does it when it comes to love and all the other good things in life. Dont try to force them to develop on your schedule. Best to let it happen naturally. PI SCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) A surprise decision by someone you trust causes some stormy moments. But a frank discussion explains everything, and helps save a cherished relationship. BORN THI S W EE K: Sometimes you forget to take care of yourself, because youre so busy caring for others. But you wouldnt have it any other way. Read the classified pages for bargains and services Community calendar 000DPZU

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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 Tuesday, 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. Tickets 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 Post 4781 member) Monday Night Bar Bingo is played in the Canteen from 6 to 8. Join us for karaoke on Friday, Jan. 25 and Saturday, Jan. 26, with David Baldwin from 6 to 10 p.m. Canteen lunches are now served on Wednesday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hall rental 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 904-7160578 (please leave a message and we will return your call).VFW Post 4781 os at 9401 S.W. 110th St., behind Sims Furniture. Phone is 352-873-4781. Friday, January 25, 2013 ~ 3 www.smcitizen.com 30~ Friday, January 25, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Family Fiesta Soft Tacos Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes Serves: 8 1 teaspoon vegetable oil 1/2 cup diced onion 1 pound extra-lean ground beef or turkey 1 can (4 ounces) diced, mild green chiles 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes, no salt added, drained 1/2 cup drained canned corn 1/2 cup drained and rinsed canned red kidney beans 1 teaspoon chili powder 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper Salt, to taste Spray oil 8 8-inch whole-wheat flour tortillas, warmed according to package directions 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese 1 cup finely shredded lettuce 1 cup diced avocados Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and saut until lightly browned, stirring often, about 4 minutes. Add beef and cook until lightly browned, about 4 minutes. Add chiles, tomatoes, corn, beans, chili powder, cumin and pepper and stir until heated through, about 3 minutes. Season to taste with salt, if needed. Transfer to a serving bowl and keep warm. To serve, plate up warm tortillas, dish up cheese, lettuce, and avocado (if desired). Serve with taco meat filling. Assemble and enjoy. Enchiladas GrandesPrep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Serves: 2 Spray oil 4 (6-inch) corn tortillas 2/3 cup canned red enchilada sauce 2 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream 1 cup warm taco meat filling (from Family Fiesta Soft Tacos recipe) 1/4 cup finely shredded sharp, cheddar cheese 1 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro Preheat oven to 375F. Heat large skillet over high heat. Spray with a thin film of oil and wipe out with a paper towel. Cook tortillas on both sides until blistered and soft, about 1 min ute per side; keep warm. While tortillas are cooking, pour 1/3 cup enchilada sauce into a pie plate or small rectangular baking dish, about 6 x 10 inches. Mix the remaining sauce with sour cream; set aside. Mix meat filling, cheese and cilantro in medium mixing bowl. To assemble: Fill a tortilla with 1/4 cup of the meat mixture, and roll up like a tight cigar. Place seam-side down in the baking dish. Repeat with remaining tortillas and filling. Pour enchilada/sour cream mixture over enchiladas. Cover tightly with foil and bake until sauce is bubbling, about 15 minutes. Top with green onions. Smoky Southwest Chicken and Wild Rice SoupPrep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 25 minutes Serves: 6 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 cup chopped onion 1/2 cup thinly sliced celery 1 can (10 3/4 ounces) reduced-sodium cream of chicken soup 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth 1 cup cooked wild rice 1 cup canned, sliced carrots, drained 2 cans (3 ounces each) premium chunk chicken breast in water, drained 1/2 teaspoon chili powder 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin Pinch ground chipotle chile 1 cup shredded, pepper jack cheese, divided 1/3 cup evaporated fat-free canned milk or heavy cream 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro Cilantro sprigs for garnish In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat; add onion and celery. Saut, stirring occasionally, 8 to 10 minutes or until softened. Stir in soup and broth. Add rice, carrots, chicken, chili powder, cumin, chipotle chile and 3/4 cup cheese; bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes to blend flavors; stir in evaporated milk and chopped cilantro. Garnish with remaining cheese and cilantro sprigs.Stir-Fried Ginger Beef and BroccoliPrep time: 20 minutes | Cook time: 10 minutes Serves: 4 12 ounces beef sirloin strip steak, cut in 1/4-inch strips 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1 tablespoon water 2teaspoons dark molasses 2 teaspoons cornstarch Pinch crushed red pepper flakes 1 tablespoon vegetable oil (divided) 1/2 large red onion, cut in 1/2-inch chunks 1/2 cup canned corn kernels 1 can (4 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained 1 large garlic clove, minced 1 tablespoon minced gingerroot 1 cup canned, diced tomatoes, drained 4 cups (12 ounces) broccoli florets, cut in bite-size pieces 1/2cup water 1 scallion, roots trimmed, thinly sliced Toss beef, soy sauce, water, molasses, cornstarch and crushed red pepper in a mixing bowl until the beef is uniformly coated; set aside for 15 minutes. Heat wok over high heat until smoking hot. Add 1 teaspoon oil. Add onion and stir-fry until translucent, about 1 minute. Add corn and mushrooms and stir-fry until heated through, about 1 minute. Add garlic and ginger and stir-fry another 30 seconds. Transfer to a clean mixing bowl. Add another teaspoon of oil to the wok and heat until smoking. Add beef and stir fry until brown ed, about 3 minutes. Add diced tomatoes and continue cooking until beef is cooked through, scraping any brown bits clinging to the surface of the wok into the mixture. Transfer to bowl with vegetables. Add remaining oil to wok. Add broccoli florets and stir-fry until bright green, about 1 minute. Add 1/2 cup water, toss with broccoli, cover and steam until broccoli is tender, about 2 minutes. Uncover, return vegetables and beef to broc coli, and toss until everything is combined. Scrape onto a large serving platter. Garnish with sliced scallion.Chicken Mediterranean Pizza Prep time: 5 minutes | Cook time: 15 minutes Serves: 4 2 teaspoons cornmeal 1 refrigerated pizza crust (12 to 14 inches), unbaked 1/2 cup prepared pesto sauce 1/2 cup canned, diced tomatoes, drained 1 can (5 ounces) chunk chicken breast, drained and flaked 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese Pinch crushed red pepper, if desired Heat oven to 400F. Sprinkle cornmeal on bottom of pizza pan. Place pizza crust over cornmeal. Spread pesto sauce over surface of crust. Top with remaining ingredients. Bake 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and edges are browned. Recipes and images courtesy of Mealtime.org. Complete Meals in 30 Minutes or Less Canned Food Items for a Well-Stocked Cantry Canned vegetables (peas, corn, carrots, mushrooms, artichoke hearts, spinach)Canned tomatoes (sauce, paste, diced, crushed, whole)Canned beans (black, pinto, garbanzo, navy)Canned fruit (pears, pineapple, peaches)Canned seafood (salmon, shrimp, tuna)Canned flavored beans (baked, refried, seasoned)Canned brothCondensed soupsCanned meat (chicken, turkey, roast beef)FAMILY FEATURES Whats for dinner? Its often the most dreaded question of the day. Between school, activities, work and life, there are nights the big dinner decision doesnt happen until the last possible minute. Fortunately, the answer is probably right in your pantry canned food. Canned foods are not only convenient and budget-friendly, they reduce your cooking time and inspire whole some and delicious meals your family will love. Canned items are also one of the best ways to get food directly from the farm to your familys table. Because many fruits and vegetables are canned directly after harvest, the canning process seals in foods freshness and natural goodness, retaining their taste, quality and nutrients. Canned vegetables and fruits often provide as many vitamins and as much dietary fiber as their fresh and frozen counterparts. So when youre cooking with canned foods, you can feel confident that youre serving your family a high-quality, hearty, home-cooked meal. And, most importantly, you know whats for dinner. Its in your pantry (a.k.a. your Cantry.) For more recipes, visit www.Facebook.com/CansGetYouCooking and www.Pinterest.com/CansGetUCooking. room someday. His colleagues describe him as a person who gets it when it comes to meeting the needs of special children. Patricia Sigmon, Lake Weir Middle Sigmon is an ESOL paraprofessional (English for Speakers of Other Languages) and works primarily with non-English-speaking students to conquer language barriers. Shes worked at LWMS for 15 years and translates for parents and is known as the go to girl for any language issue. Nidia Delgado, Marion Oaks Elementary Delgado serves as the schools receptionist, greeting students, parents, staff, and visitors at the schools front desk. On the job just one year, she received the schools volunteer award, and her attendance and work ethic are unmatched according to her nominator. Rubina Estrill, Sunrise Elementary Estrill is a paraprofessional working with students in the schools Learning Academy. At Sunrise for 13 years, she also volunteers for numerous after-hours school events and seeks out opportunities to be of service according to her nominator. Shes often called Miss Sunrise Elementary. SCHOOLCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Ella J. Smith, 85 OcalaElla J. Smith, 85, of Ocala, Fla., passed away suddenly Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, while spending time in Upstate New York with her children. Surviving are three sons, Thomas G., Richard J., and Ronald T. Smith; two daughters, Patricia A. Whitaker, and Sandra M. Baker; six grandchildren; two sisters, Doris Hansen of Staten Island, and Wilma Homoki of Ocala; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband of 49 years, Theodore W. Smith. Ella enjoyed spending time with friends, quilting and volunteered at Munroe Regional Hospital for a long time. Spring interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Williamstown, N.Y. Marie B. Brownell, 82 OcalaMarie B. Brownell, 82, died Dec. 31, 2012, at the John Clarke Nursing Center, Middletown, R.I. Ms. Brownell was born April 16, 1930, in Hoosick Falls, N.Y., to LeGrand and Edna Gooding. After graduating from SUNY-Oneonta with a degree in education, Marie began her career as a primary school teacher. Even with time taken to have two sons Marie spent more than 30 years, including over 20 years in Middletown helping young children on the way with their education. She was defined by her love for her kids no matter that at times they made it hard by being exactly what they were kids. The past 12 years she enjoyed spending winters in Ocala, Fla., where she made many close friends and was finally able to stay warm and cozy after many Rhode Island winters. While in Ocala she also took great pleasure in taking on the role of Mom to her cousin Wayne Brownell who lived nearby. Marie is survived by her two sons, Scott and wife Kim, Marc and wife Betsy; grandsons, Jes Brownell and Geoffrey Brownell; and greatgranddaughter, Katelyn Brownell. She was a loving mother and grandmother and will be missed by all of us. Marie was a member of the United Baptist Church of Newport. A memorial service was Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013 at the church on Spring Street in Newport. In lieu of flowers please feel free to make a donation to the United Baptist Church of Newport, 30 Spring Street, Newport, RI 02840. OBITUARIES ANNIVERSARY 66th anniversaryJohn and Mary Miks of Deer Creek will celebrate their 66th wedding anniversary on Jan. 28. They married in Detroit and have lived in this area since 1986. He worked in a factory in Detroit and she in a laundry, and both in a nursing home. They have two children, Larry of Detroit and Linda Morrell of Ocala; four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren. Upcoming events at VFW Post 4781 Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com Jasmine Plaza 352-401-0001 Jasmine Plaza 352-401-0001 6160 SW SR 200 Unit 104 Ocala, Florida 34476 6160 SW SR 200 Unit 104 Ocala, Florida 34476 STORE HOURS: TUES.-FRI. 10-5 SAT. 10-2 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 Income Tax Preparation! Electronic Filing Lowest Price Guaranteed ALL STATE RETURNS 000DPB0 Gene Hester/Raymond James Call Gene Hester Today 237-5330 6160 SW St. Rd. 200, Suite 111, Ocala, FL Jasmine Plaza DIREC TAX Services, Inc. 000DQM9 P e d i c u re P e d icu r e C o l o r Co lo r & C u t & C u t P e r m Pe r m & C u t & C u t $ 48 95 $ 48 95 $ 45 99 $ 45 99 $ 10 $ 10 000DUCQ W i t h c o u p o n E x p i r e s 1/3 1/1 3 8296 SW 103rd St. Rd. 352-237-3676 Monday Friday 9-5, Saturday 9-4 Walk-Ins Welcome Millennium Hair Salon A Cer t if ie d G o ld w e l l Color S a lon W i t h c o u p o n E x p i r e s 1/3 1/1 3 W i t h c o u p o n E x p i r e s 1/3 1/1 3 Get A Ne w Look F or 2013

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BRIEFS New golf cart law doesnt apply hereA new law that has received some mention since Jan. 1, but little clarification by the state, has been analyzed by law enforcement legal experts, and the result is simple. It doesnt apply here. Generally, the law allows municipalities (cities) to permit golf carts on sidewalks. The county would have to pass a new ordinance to allow the same thing. However, one stipulation of the new law is that sidewalks must be at least eight feet wide to accommodate the golf carts, according to the Sheriffs Office. Judging by this area, including in front of theSouth Marion Citizen and West Marion Messengeroffice, local sidewalks, where they exist, are only about five feet wide and are not eligible for the golf carts. Some people have indicated they were hoping to take golf carts to places such as Walmart and the restaurants in that area. However, existing law is still in effect. INDEX Bookmark..............................21 Cherrywood.........................15 Classifieds.............................31 Oak Run.................................13 Obituaries................................3 Opinion....................................8 OTOW.....................................12 Out to Pastor........................10 Pun Alley...............................23 Puzzles...................................29CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & BusinessesFRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2013 VOLUME 17 NUMBER 35 www.smcitizen.com32~ Friday, January 25, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Book donationsHelp bring the joy of reading to children who may not otherwise have books in their lives. A drive to collect books for Goodwills BookWorks preschool literacy program starts Feb. 1 and runs to March 15. People in Marion, Hillsborough, Pinellas, Polk, Hernando and Pasco counties are asked to donate new or like-new books for children ages 2-5. To donate books, attach a note indicating they are For BookWorks and drop them off at any Goodwill-Suncoast store or donation site. For donation locations, visit www.goodwill-suncoast.org or call toll-free 888-279-1988. To volunteer, call Goodwill Community Relations at 888-279-1988, ext. 1013. Health Fair at OTOW PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKLarge crowds turned out for the health fair at the OTOW Cultural Center on Saturday, Jan. 19. Munroe was the main sponsor, and the Munroe Heart table is shown above. Cammy Dennis, right, leads a Get Fit While You Sit demonstration. Top Gear from North Magnolia had this display. It takes at least four paraprofessionals and one receptionist to run schools effectively, at least according to this years finalists for the 2013 School-Related Employee of the Year honor from Marion County Public Schools. The five employees received surprise visits earlier this week telling them they are finalists for the annual honor. The winner will be named Tuesday, Feb. 12, at an 11:30 a.m. luncheon at the Ocala Hilton, then advance to the state competition. In all, 61 employees were named as school-based School-Related Employees of the Year. Among this years district finalists (listed alphabetically by school): Louetta Hartigan, Dunnellon Elementary Hartigan is a fourthand fifth-grade paraprofessional working with struggling students. At the school for six years, she works with students one-on-one and in small groups. She also leads the 4H program in the Dunnellon area. Jarrod Lynn, Hammett Bowen Jr. Elementary Lynn is an ESE paraprofessional working with Autistic students. A relative newcomer to the district with two years experience, Lynns working on his college degree and plans to teach in his own classSchools honor local employees AARP driving courses plannedAARP Driver Safety Courses will be held at the following times and locations in Marion County during the month of February.. To attend please contact the instructor at the phone number listed. Courses cost $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers. Auto Insurance Discount for three years by most companies. Call your Insurance Agent for details. Feb. 7 and 8 at 8 a.m. Oak Run; Instructor Donald Stroliske at 352-465-6359. Feb. 13 and 14 at 8 a.m. Sheriffs Sub-Station on State Road 200; Instructor Joe Briggs at 352237-2971. Feb. 13 and 15 at 8:30 a.m. Spruce Creek South; Instructor Jens Hemmingsen at 352-3478922. Feb. 15 and 22 at 1 p.m. Stonecrest; Instructor Maury Hamill at 352-245-9617. Feb. 21 and 22 at 8 a.m. on the 21st and 12:30 p.m. on the 22nd; Marion Landing; Instructor Warren Smith at 390-3697. Feb. 27 and 28 at 1 p.m. on the 27th and 8:30 a.m. on the 28th; Senior Wellness Center; Instructor Joe Briggs at 352-237-2971. PLEASESEESCHOOL, PAGE3 *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. 000DQ0A 1918 SW 17th St. AutoMaxOcala.com 352-401-0808 HUGE SALE on every 2012 Model! Rates from 1.89% 100s to choose from Quality Cars... Outlet Prices visit www. Auto Max Ocala.com to see all of your specials! Bring in this ad and receive $ 300 in gas with purchase. 12 CHEVROLET EQUINOX M1101 LTZ, LEATHER, LOADED $ 339 MO. 12 CHEVROLET SONIC M1120, GREAT MPG . . . . . . $12,880 . $194 MO. 12 CHEVROLET CRUZE M991, LT, LEATHER, LOADED . . $14,980 . $225 MO 12 CHEVROLET MALIBU M967, LT, LOW MILES . . . . . $14,580 . $219 MO. 12 CHEVROLET IMPALA M898, LTZ, LEATHER, SPOILER WHEELS $15,880 . $239 MO. 12 CHEVROLET SILVERADO LT, V8, LOW MILES . . . . $19,880 . $299 MO. 12 CHEVROLET TAHOE . . . . . . . . . . . . . $29,880 . $449 MO. Auto Max Price $22,680 12 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY M1085, TOURING $ 269 MO. 12 CHRYSLER 200 M1082, GREAT BARGAIN . . . . . . $12,880 . $195 MO. 12 CHRYSLER 300 M1076, LIMITED, CHROME WHEELS . . $21,880 . $329 MO. Auto Max Price $17,880 12 DODGE RAM 1500 M1114, HEMI, 20S, ONLY 4K MILES $ 345 MO. Auto Max Price $22,880 12 DODGE CHARGER M1036, SHARP VEHICLE . . . . . $17,880 . $269 MO. 12 DODGE JOURNEY M504A, SXT, 6 CYL . . . . . . . $17,880 . $269 MO. 12 DODGE DURANGO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $21,880 . $315 MO. 12 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN M959, SXT, POWER DOORS $15,880 . $239 MO. 12 FORD FOCUS M1103, SEL . . . . . . . . . . . . $13,880 . $214 MO. 12 FORD FUSION M1070, SEL . . . . . . . . . . . $14,880 . $225 MO. 12 FORD ESCAPE M1042, MUST SEE . . . . . . . . . $17,880 . $269 MO. 12 FORD EDGE M978, SHARP VEHICLE . . . . . . . . $21,880 . $329 MO. 12 FORD F-150 M995, XLT, V8 . . . . . . . . . . . . $21,880 . $329 MO. 12 FORD MUSTANG M1109, CONVERTIBLE $ 255 MO. Auto Max Price $16,880 12 GMC TERRAIN M1074, SLT, LOADED . $22,880 . . $345 MO. 12 GMC YUKON SLT Auto Max Price $30,980 $ 459 MO. 12 HYUNDAI ACCENT M1115, GLS, AUTO $12,280 . . $186 MO. 12 HYUNDAI ELANTRA M1102, GLS, AUTO $13,880 . . $215 MO. 12 HYUNDAI SONATA M1043, GLS, AUTO . $14,880 . . $225 MO. 12 JEEP COMPASS M1118, SPORT . . . $14,880 . . $225 MO. 12 JEEP LIBERTY M1108, SPORT . . . $14,880 . . $225 MO. 12 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE 12 HYUNDAI VELOSTER M1046, SHARP VEHICLE, 7K MILES $ 269 MO. $ 269 Auto Max Price $17,880 Auto Max Price $23,880 $ 359 MO. 12 KIA FORTE GREAT SMALL CAR . . . . . . . . . . $11,880 . $219 MO. 12 KIA SOUL M1084, PLUS MODEL . . . . . . . . . . $14,880 . $225 MO. 12 KIA SEDONA M941 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $14,680 . $222 MO. 13 KIA SORENTO M936, V6, 3RD ROW . . . . . . . . $20,880 . $314 MO. 12 KIA OPTIMA M1081, SHARP VEHICLE $ 249 MO. Auto Max Price $16,280 12 NISSAN ALTIMA M1006, S MODEL . . . . . . . . . $14,880 . $225 MO. 12 NISSAN MAXIMA M608, MOONROOF, LEATHER . . . . $20,880 . $314 MO. 12 NISSAN ROGUE M1030, S . . . . . . . . . . . $16,680 . $255 MO. 12 NISSAN QUEST M1005, ALL NEW BODY STYLE $ 269 MO. Auto Max Price $17,880 12 TOYOTA YARIS M1069, AUTO . . . . . . . . . . $11,680 . $218 MO. 12 TOYOTA COROLLA LE, AUTO . . . . . . . . . . $12,880 . $195 MO. 12 TOYOTA AVALON M1123, LIMITED, PEARL WHITE, MOONROOF $23,880 . $359 MO. 12 TOYOTA RAV4 M1086 . . . . . . . . . . . . . $17,880 . $269 MO. 12 TOYOTA TUNDRA 2WD M1095, ONLY 973 MILES, ALMOST NEW!! $23,880 . $359 MO. 12 TOYOTA CAMRY LE, AUTO $ 249 MO. Auto Max Price $16,880 12 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA SEDAN M1088 . . . . . . $13,480 . $199 MO. 12 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT M1009 . . . . . . . . . $14,880 . $225 MO. 12 VOLKSWAGEN CC M1041,LUXURY, LEATHER $ 284 MO. Auto Max Price $18,880