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Place of Publication: Ocala, Florida
Publication Date: 02-08-2013
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BRIEFS Sheriff Blair scheduled at Coalition meeting The State Road 200 Coalition will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, Feb. 11, at the Collins Health Resource Center, Building 300, Suite 303, TimberRidge Medical Park, on Southwest 110th Street off State Road 200 in Ocala. The meeting begins at 1 p.m. with refreshments available at 12:30. Newly elected Sheriff Chris Blair is scheduled to speak. The meeting is open to the public. Jazz bands plan show at West PortJazz Bands from five Marion County high schools perform this Valentines Day (Feb. 14) in the Optimist Club of Ocalas Jazz Band Festival. The event takes place at 6 p.m. inside West Port High Schools Performing Arts Center located at 3733 S.W. 80th Ave. in Ocala. Tickets are $3 at the door. Participating high school jazz bands include Belleview, Forest, Lake Weir, Vanguard, and West Port. This event prepares student performers for further evaluations at the Florida Bandmasters Association jazz band assessment on Feb. 21 at 9 a.m. at Lake Sumter Community College. For more information, call Scotty Vance at 2914030. INSIDE INDEX Bookmark................................2 Cherrywood.........................16 Classifieds.............................31 Oak Run.................................28 Opinion/Letters.....................8 OTOW.....................................30 Out to Pastor........................13 Pun Alley...............................25 Puzzles...................................27 Spruce Creek North...........30 Page 30 A new columnist, Ann Brennan, writes of Spruce Creek North starting today.SPRUCE CREEK NORTH RETURNSCitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & Businesses FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2013 VOLUME 17 NUMBER 37 www.smcitizen.com 32 ~ Friday, February 8, 2013 www.smcitizen.com BY PAT FAHERTY Citrus County ChronicleFacing costly lengthy repairs, Duke Energy parent company of Progress Energy Florida has announced it will retire the Crystal River nuclear plant. Retirement raises issues of job loss, reduced tax revenue, customer electricity bills, storing spent nuclear fuel, replacement power, the fate of related facilities, environmental and regulatory issues. Progress Energy serves portions of Southwest Marion County. The nuclear unit began operation in 1977. The plant known as CR3 has been shut down since 2009, predating the Progress-Duke merger. It has approximately 600 full-time employees, 200 longterm contract workers and another 400 short-term contract workers associated with the plant. The companys four coal plants, which employ about 300, will continue to operate at the energy complex. Two of those plants, however, are scheduled to be phased out in the near future. Fixing CR3 could have cost $1.49 billion to $3.43 billion with Nuclear plant will be retired Rally for Life PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKThe annual Ocala Rally for Life took place Saturday, Feb. 2, at Queen of Peace Catholic Church on State Road 200 after being moved from downtown. Above left, the Knights of Columbus presented the colors, and above right, Father Patrick J. ODoherty opened with the Prayer of St. Francis. For more photos, please go to www.smcitizen.com. Marion County Fire Rescue (MCFR) firefighter/paramedic Winfield Scott Hancock III resigned last week after being charged by the Marion County Sheriffs Office with grand theft and possession of a controlled substance. Thursday afternoon, while on duty, Hancock, who worked out of Station 28 in Rolling Greens, allegedly took medication belonging to a patient. A colleague thought Hancocks behavior at the scene seemed suspicious and contacted MCFR senior staff. They in turn notified law enforcement, who immediately conducted an investigation that resulted in Hancocks arrest. MCFR crew members handle medications and controlled substances on a daily basis and are held to the highest level of professional conduct in this and all other aspects of their jobs. As such, medications stored in the ambulances are inventoried each day and immediate, detailed reporting is required every time a controlled substance is administered to a patient. Hancock was hired in April of 2004 and has no prior record of employee misconduct. County firefighter/paramedic arrested The Four Chaplains The Four Chaplains were Lt. George L. Fox, Methodist; Lt. Alexander Goode, Jewish; Lt. Clark V. Poling, Dutch Reformed; and Lt. John P. Washington, Roman Catholic. They were on board the USAT Dorchester, which was torpedoed and sunk on Feb. 3, 1943. They willingly gave their life vests to members of the crew, and all four died. More photos can be found on www.smcitizen.com The guest speaker was Chaplain (Capt.) Stanley Beach, U.S. Navy retired. PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKThe Four Chaplains pictures were on display at Veterans Memorial Park on Feb. 3. Below, the crowd honors America during the singing of the National Anthem. PLEASESEENUCLEAR PAGE3 000DXIZ

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Friday, February 8, 2013 ~ 31 www.smcitizen.com 2 ~ Friday, February 8, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Citrus Countys Volume Sales Leader We Deliver The Best Customer Service Buying Experience Vehicle Selection Showroom 2 Year Toyota Care ComplimentaryMaintenanceCome See Why We Are Rated The Best! VILLAGE TOYOTA CRYSTAL RIVER Was. . . . . . 17,900 Savings . . . . . 2,905 $ 14,995NEW 2013 TOYOTA COROLLA OF CRYSTAL RIVER www.villagetoyota.com 352-628-5100 VILLAGE TOYOTA000DZ2M *picture for illustration purposes only. 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. BROOKSIDE 07,By Sunnybrook 32ft, 5th wheel,2 slides exc. cond. loaded, stored under cover ask.15k,352-795-0787 or 352-208-7651 RV Liquidation Sale at TPTire on HW 200 in Ocala. Wed -Sun. 352-476-1702 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 BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID-$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 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 Good Housekeeping Available With References. Pls call Maria (352) 454-1599 AIRPORT RIDE too all airports 352-228-3040 STUMP GRINDING CALLJIM FOR FREE ESTIMATES (800) 478-8679 Just call and see how easy it is to make money with the classifieds. ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MAXIMUM 10 WORDS RUNSFOR 2 WEEKS FREE TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403 COMMUNITY YARD SALE Saturday Feb. 9, 8AM-2PM Countryside Presbyterian Church.7768 SW Hwy 200, (Near Lowes) Ocala. White Elephant, Clothing, Linen, Jewelry, Tools, Toys, Crafts, Books, CDs, Holiday Goods, Bake Sale & other items, Cafe. MOVING SALE EVERYTHING MUST GO! (352)220-1440 Bermuda Hay 50lbs $6 Never been rained on 795-1906 586-1906 SHAMROCK FARM, CR VACATION INCAPTIVAISLANDCondo At South Sea Resort. Reasonable (352) 873-8648 PUBLISHERS NOTICE: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Simply advertise in the Classifieds and get results quickly!How To Make Your Car Disappear... CALL TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403www.smcitizen.com 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 PRO SHOP ATTENDANTwith light Bookkeeping Part-time position 3-4 days a week, to work in the pro shop and also assist the bookkeeper. Candidate should possess excellent customer service skills and computer skills. Please call 854-6557 for more information or apply at Oak Run Country Club Human Resource Department EEO/DFWP ROYALOAKS COUNTRYCLUB PT Evening Server 3pm to closing for 3/4 Exp only For more info call 352-854-6557 X13 EEO/DFWP DUDLEYS AUCTION FIVE AUCTIONSThursday 2/7 Estate Adventure AUCTION 3pm out 6pm in: great selection of quality furniture, household, Antiques & collectibles. Always a great variety of value & fun Friday 2/8 REALESTATE all SOLD ABSOLUTE Black Diamond Lot Preview: 10:30 Auction: 11am Lot 3700 North Treyburn Path Lecanto, Fl great opportunity Hernando MH w/ LAKEVIEW Prev 12:30pm Auction 1:303755 N Roscoe Rd, 2/2 dblwide move in ready. Floral City 1 Acre Withalapopka Isle Pv. 2:30 Auction 3:30 -11572 E Head Ct partially cleared w/old well & power pole. Saturday 2/9 REALESTATE & CONTENTS MH on 1/5 acres Lecanto, Prev: 8am Auction: 9am Real Estate:10am 5316 S Destin Pt many updates, sep garage, barn, shop, lots of extras. PPinc. Massy Ferguson, 2001 Chev, 1500 ext PU, Super z mower, pop up, furniture, appliance, tools, Toyota, tire machine *check website www.dudleys auction.com 637-9588 10%BP Au2267 AB1667 Maine-ly Real Estate #381384 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 PRAYER TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN (Never known to fail) O most beautiful flower of Mt. Caramel, fruitful vine, splendor of heaven. Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in my necessity. O Star of the Sea, help me and show me here you are my mother. O Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to secure me in my necessity. (Make request). There are none that can withstand your power. O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee. (3 times). Holy Mary, I place this cause in your hands (3 times). Say this prayer for 3 consecutive days and then you must publish and it will be granted to you. M.S. INSIDE SALES REPRESENTATIVECitrus Publishing Citrus County, Fl Job Summary This position is designed to increase our market share of retail and classified display advertising in all of Citrus Publishings products. The position will consist of receiving incoming calls and making outbound service/cold calls. The position will also handle walk-in advertisers from our Meadowcrest office. Essential Functions Answering incoming calls for our Retail and Classified display ads Facilitating the display advertising needs of walk in customers Making outbound service calls to existing accounts Develop new customers through prospecting and cold calling Develop new opportunities for advertisers to do business with Citrus Publishing, Inc, Consistently meet or exceed monthly and annual sales goals Increase Citrus Publishings Market share through the development of on-line advertising revenue Communicate effectively orally and in writing with customers and coworkers Problem solving, analytical abilities and interpersonal skills required Maintain score cards on progress toward established goals Perform daily functions with a minimal amount of direction Minimum Qualifications at least two years of sales experience; advertising experience preferred Demonstrate persuasiveness and/or sales abilities Proper business attire Professional telephone presence Ability to work well in a team environment Administrative This is a 40 hour a week position Send resume to djkamlot@chronicleonline.com Deadline for applications is Feb.12, 2013Drug Screen Required for Final Applicant. Equal Opportunity Employer Bookmark Pat Wellington A detective who does it the old-fashioned wayKINSEY AND ME By Sue Grafton Loyal Grafton fans who like hanging out with her protagonist Kinsey Milhone will find much to like in this collection of short stories and essays. Its also a great intro for those new to Grafton. Beginning with the first of her alphabet series A is for Alibi, Grafton decided to freeze her protagonist in the 80s, freeing her sleuth from annoying cell phones, computers with Internet access, and DNA and forcing her to perform old-fashioned detective work, which means she spends the lions share of her time knocking on doors, checking out the library, and making use of a friend at the Department of Motor Vehicles. She also kept Kinsey relatively young and therefore energetic by allowing her to age only one year every two books. The stories are little more than vignettes of between 22 and 30 pages so theyre contrived but no less entertaining for it. And even in a short story, the author tells us, there has to be the nature of the crime and three viable suspects (persons of interest today). Naturally, a cold trail has to heat up quickly. On the penultimate page Kinsey usually sees the light and signals to us that shes solved the mystery: If Id had any doubts about his guilt, they vanished when we locked eyes. The tone changes at the last third of the book where Grafton describes her relationship with her two alcoholic parents, her father a mystery writer: One of the benefits of growing up as a child of two alcoholics was my lack of supervision. Every morning my father downed two jiggers of whiskey and went to his office. I lived in an atmosphere of apparent permissiveness. I read anything I liked, roamed the city at will, rode the bus lines from end to end, and played out intense melodrama with the other kids in the neighborhood. Despite the good face she puts on raising herself, theres little question that it was no picnic. Nor was being a mother to her mother at the end and being helpless to stop medical technology from saving a woman ready to die. Some readers may prefer stopping with the stories. When it comes to supporting her family, raising healthy educated children, and improving lives in her community, who is better at it than a mother who has attended and finished school herself. However, in some developing countries the lack of simple hygiene resources leads to high drop-out rates for girls. To help girls stay in school, volunteers from Timber Ridge Community Church of Ocala (10260 S.W. 110th St.) are volunteering their time and sewing skills creating much needed hygiene kits. Using guidelines from Days For Girls International website, with a goal of 100 kits and a four week deadline, they have cut, sewn, assembled and packed into hand-sewn drawstring bags 100 completed kits. In February all 100 kits are being taken to Uganda by church member and Days For Girls International volunteer Linda Rescorl. In Uganda 100 school girls will attend health classes provided by Days For Girls team members and each will receive their very own kit provided by these volunteers at the church. To learn about Timber Ridge Community Church go to www.enjoyocala.com or to www.daysforgirls.org for Days For Girls International. Local church helping girls in Uganda Pictured from left at Timber Ridge Community Church are Theresa Zimmerman, Nanette Franklin, Lucy Slevin, Alice Edge, Wanda Hair, Kathy VadeBoncoeur, Linda Rescorl, and Betty Espey. Not pictured: Pat McGlynn, LuAnn Ackley, Kate Lees, Jean Williamson, Karen Cavenaugh, LouAnn Lerch, Jennie Brown, and Richard Lake. A 71-year-old Ocala man was accused of DUI after being stopped at Palm Cays entrance off State Road 200. Arthur William Prevoost of Southwest 78th Court told the deputy he had just come from the VFW and was headed home. He reportedly failed the field sobriety test, and his breath registered at 0.159 and 0.158. The legal limit is 0.08. Erik Joseph Minner, 21, of Southwest 80th Court Road, was accused of DUI and possession of marijuana less than 20 grams Jason Bruce Anderson, 38, of Southwest 121st Avenue, Dunnellon, was accused of possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia and DUI. Recent Corridor arrests 000DY6L miSound Technology so transparent youll forget you are hearing through a hearing instrument. New micon fitting offers the most natural sound possible. miFocus This new 48-channel twin mic system makes hearing effortless again. Hear speech clearer than ever before. MiGuide Customized sound with automatic situation detection, it will learn your sound preferences and adjust them automatically! 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a timeframe of 31 to 96 months. The project was described as technically feasible, but with significant risks. Plus, it would have had to have been relicensed in 2016 not a certainty, according to Jim Rogers, Duke chairman, president and CEO. We believe the decision to retire the nuclear plant is in the best overall interests of our customers, investors, the state of Florida and our company, Rogers said in a news release. This has been an arduous process of modeling, engineering, analysis and evaluation over many months. The decision was very difficult, but it is the right choice. The Crystal River nuclear plant has been an important part of our generation fleet for three decades, said Alex Glenn, state president of Progress Energy Florida. We are very sensitive to the impact on our employees at the plant and on the Citrus County economy. We are working to place as many employees affected by todays announcement in other positions within the company, and we are committed to working with Citrus County to lessen the effects as much as possible. In addition to job loss, retiring the plant will affect county tax revenues. In a recent letter to Citrus County political leaders, Glenn stated, If the company were to retire CR3, however, this could result in a further reduction to the taxable value of our assets in Citrus County, and a possible reduction of tax payments by an additional $6 million to $9 million. Progress customers will be directly affected, though not immediately with the total future impact on monthly electric bills uncertain. Duke and Nuclear Electric Insurance Limited (NEIL) have resolved the companys claims through mediation. NEIL will pay an additional $530 million along with $305 million it has already paid. Progress customers will eventually benefit from $835 million in insurance proceeds. This will be the largest claim payout in the history of NEIL. The monies we receive will go directly to customers to reduce their electric bills, Rogers said. However, according to a Feb. 5 filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Duke listed the recovery of $1.645 billion it has invested in the plant as one of the financial implications of its decision to retire it. Putting it perspective, Grant said, There is no impact on todays customers bills. Friday, February 8, 2013 ~ 3 www.smcitizen.com 30 ~ Friday, February 8, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Y AY! Were back and raring to go! There is so much happening in our little community we can hardly keep up. New activities have been added, a new board has been elected, and things are moving right along! Social NewsThe Social Committee has been very busy planning new events. On Feb. 10, Jamie Webb will be having a dance show at 2 p.m. Admission is $2 at the door. It will involve young people dancing and performing. On Feb. 16, we will be having our Sweetheart Ball, for friends and partners. The music will be provided by Solid Gold Al Sutphen. This dance will be BYOB -Donation 50/50, serving coffee and dessert. Its $5 at the door. Bring your sweetie or a friend! A series of new events have been planned for the future, so please keep your eyes on the Citizen for new times and dates for fun and entertainment! Pancake BreakfastThe Last Saturday Breakfast for February will be on Feb. 23 at 9 a.m. Tickets will be on sale Wednesday, Feb. 20 at the Clubhouse for $3 each. Marge Simard will also be selling tickets at 352-8739853. The menu for the February meal is egg sausage casserole, melon slice, orange juice and coffee or tea. It will be delicious!!! BowlingBowling on the Spruce Creek North Fun League is a blast! We thrive on friendly competition, lunching after the three games, and cheering on our partners and foes. The League starts at 9 a.m., and goes until just before noon. Lots of people go out for lunch after the mixer is over! Just be ready to cheer the bowlers on, and have a wonderful time doing it!! Line Dancing Every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m., there is line dancing at the Clubhouse. Not only does line dancing provide good exercise, it also helps the brain by forcing it to remember the various steps required to dance. It also improves balance. Guys, its not just for women! There are plenty of fellas that want the exercise, or to hook up with an active gal! Plus its so much fun, we develop lasting friendships and meet new acquaintances!! Ann Brennan is the correspondent for Spruce Creek North. She can be reached at nickevan7@hotmail.com or at 352-342-9466. Spruce Creek North Ann Brennan Social Committee planning events in Spruce Creek North T he Recycled Trashy Fashion Show Presented by the OTOW Lions Club 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 Randall White, will be served at 6, 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 e-mail at wendyp1946ad@aol.com. Checks should be made out to the OTOW Lions Club and sent to P .O. Box 772733, Ocala, Florida 34477. Organizations, businesses, and clubs that wish to enter a model as a contestant should contact Lion Joan Greve at 352-854-8314 or via e-mail at kenjoang@yahoo.com a.s.a.p. Those interested in sponsoring 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$5,000; Sapphire-$2,500; Platinum$1,000; Gold-$500, and Silver-$250. Sponsors at these levels will have their ads placed in the event program. Individuals 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! Softball Amazing things can happen in a softball league, such as the two triple plays in one game. A hard ground ball was batted to third baseman Sweet Lou, tagging the base at third then throwing the ball to Gary at second, who then threw over to Slim (Bill) at first base. The unexpected second triple play came innings later with the same rotation of players. In another game, we saw right fielder Nick make an amazing backhanded catch to get the last out of the inning, stopping the opposing team from getting any runs. Last month it was all about the Dr. Dunn and Overhauser teams maintaining first place, but, oh, how things have changed! Both teams have gotten into a slump, with the Dr., Dunn Team now sharing last place and Overhauser not far from getting there. Meanwhile, the Wise Way Team has come to life and pulled themselves up into a first place tie with the Cebert Wealth Team. The Great Clips Team continues to struggle and hopes to pull out of the cellar soon. The team just cant seem to muster continuous wins, although they have shown some improvement. Tee Pee Tire, the once teamtobeat, hit bottom, but with a new addition to the team, they may be coming back strong. Yes, amazing things do happen in this league and members want to encourage more and more spectators to come out and cheer us on! Team W L 5-Cebert Wealth-Bill 15-9 3-Wiseway-Jimmy 15-9 1-Dr. Dunn-Kenny 11-13 4-Tee Pee Tire-Tom 11-13 6-Overholser-Roger 10-14 2-Great Clips-Paul 10-14Hoofin It and Golf Tournament for charities and more from Bob WoodsThere are two events about to take place within our community and that is Hoofin it for Hospice and a golf tournament benefiting Hospice and OTOWs Lions Club Canine Companions for Independence. Hoofin it for Hospice will take place this coming Saturday (Feb. 9) starting at 8 a.m. at the downstairs level of the Health & Recreation Building. This is a two mile walk at your own pace rain or shine. All donations will be collected at that time. Contact for this event is Karen Benson, Phone 352-304-8658. The first golf tournament inside a tournament will take place Friday, March 22 at the OTOW Candler Hills Golf Club. All eligible golfers can participate. A total of 128 players can participate in this event. There will be a putting contest along with a raffle prior to the shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. Following the tournament a luau buffet will be available where awards and prizes will be presented. Anyone shooting a hole in one at any hole will receive a three-year Cadillac lease sponsored by Sullivan Cadillac. All proceeds will be equally donated to the above charities. Contact Emil Russo for details and reservations at 1-888-299-0599 Ext 104. In additional news from Bob Woods, he has stated that he has a few cabins remaining on two Royal Caribbean cruises for this year. The first cruise departs Port Canaveral on May 20 for a 4night, 5-day voyage on board the Enchantment of the Seas heading for the cruise lines private island of Coco Cay and then onto Nassau. Prices for this cruise include taxes and port charges, bus and drivers tips along with porters tips at the pier. There is a $50 shipboard credit per cabin. The second cruise is departing OTOW on Dec. 7 for a flight to San Juan, Puerto Rico to board the Jewel of the Seas for a 7-night, 8-day voyage stopping at St. Thomas, St. Croix, Antigua, Martinique, and St. Lucia before returning to San Juan and then the flight back to Orlando. Booking this cruise is for the cruise only as air fare has not been published as yet and wont be available until sometime in June. Now is the time to book this cruise. If transportation prices come in to expensive, then one can cancel and receive a complete refund up to final payment. By booking now you insure the group price and become a member of the group. The cruise lines can pull cabins back from the travel agent and those waiting could lose the group status, not including higher prices but a $50 shipboard credit per cabin. Details and cabin prices can be downloaded on Bobs website at www.bobwoodsontheroadagain.com. Or feel free to call Bob at 352-854-0702. Eloise Hollyfield can be reached at ejh2025@gmail.com. Charity activities, softball, travel keep OTOW busy OTOW Happenings Eloise Hollyfield Book sale Marion County libraries held a book sale last Saturday. These shoppers at the Freedom Public Library compare notes on what they purchased.PHOTO BY RON RATNER NUCLEAR CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Friday, Feb. 8 Life Line Screening available Life Line Screening is a mission to make people aware of unrecognized health problems and encourage them to seek follow-up care with their personal physician. The leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings in the United States, sponsored by Ocala Regional Medical Center and West Marion Community Hospital, will be available on Friday, Feb. 8. Pre-registration is required and a fee is charged. Call 1-800-324-1851 for information and registration. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, www.ccomc.org/.Two-day performance at West PortThe Marion County Center for the Arts at West Port High School will present A Taste of Broadway, a musical theater revue, on Friday, Feb. 8 and Saturday, Feb. 9 at 6:30 p.m. The cabaret style show is performed in the West Port High School Performing Arts Center, 3733 S.W. 80th Ave. in Ocala. Tickets are $7 and include dessert and a beverage. Seating is limited. Tickets may be purchased at www.westportwolfpack.orgSaturday, Feb. 9 Ocala West men to serve breakfastOcala West United Methodist Church will host an all-you-can-eat breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the church, 9330 S.W. 105th St., Ocala. Cost is $3 for children, $5 for adults and $20 per family.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 352-237-4633. Manatee Button Collectors to meet The Manatee Button Collectors Club meets the second Saturday of each month at the Marion Oaks Community Center Clubhouse at 9:30 a.m. For more information, please call Jim Bergmann at 352-727-1241 or Dwight or Laura Stoffel at 352-787-5945 Countryside Country FaireThe Countryside Country Faire will take place Saturday, Feb. 9, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. There will be a white elephant sale with tools, linen, clothing, jewelry, purses, books, videos, CDs, holiday decorations, toys, games, puzzles and a homemade bake sale. Refreshments will be available. For information, call 352-237-4633.Sunday, Feb. 10 Friendship Fellowship SundayOn Sunday, Feb. 10, join the members and friends of Christs Church for the after worship service Friendship Fellowship Pot Luck Luncheon. This month we celebrate Foods We LOVE. Bring an entree, salad or dessert, connect with others and meet new friends. Christs Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, www.ccomc.org/. 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, UF. For information, call 352-867-1340. Community calendar 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 H O L I D A Y H O U R S : M O N F R I 1 0 5 S A T 1 0 2 HOLIDAY HOURS: MON.-FRI. 10-5 SAT. 10-2 Readers Choice Winner Jewelry Store 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 www.jandjjewelersocala.com B ATTERIES $ 8 00 + tax Valentines Day Sale 10-40% OFF STOREWIDE 000DVM3 All repairs done on premises. 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Hospice 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 352-8545218. Friday, February 8, 2013 ~ 29 www.smcitizen.com 352-237-2796 Family Owned & Operated Since 1972 Licensed & Insured #3803 Dependable A Division of R.C. Cohn Construction 000DZWC CONCRETE WORK REPAIRING OLD INSTALLING NEW We Make Your Concrete Look Good Specializing in Repairing Concrete Driveways Pool Decks Patios Entrance Ways Advantages: Mildew & Oil Resistant Non Skid Protection Easy to Keep Clean Commercial Grade Quality RENEWED SURFACES 4 ~ Friday, February 8, 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 at 9:30 a.m. on the third Friday of each month in the card room; however, as a reminder, the March, June, September and December meetings are held in the Orchid Club. In March the meeting will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Announcements of club activities are on Channel 12 and at www.orgenealogy.blogspot.com. Oak Run residents may read the blog but only club members can post comments, questions, or answer comments to questions. Oak Run residents interested in researching ancestors are welcome to attend meetings and to join us. The annual membership is $6 and entitles you to get help in finding the missing links in your family tree, to meet others with the genealogy addiction, and to attend the holiday party. Showcase of StarsSaturday, Feb. 16, the talented performers of Oak Run will present Its Love Song Time, at 7 p.m. at Palm Grove. Admission is free and there will be door prizes and 50/50. Performing Arts Company Couples are the norm for in the Performing Arts Company. Take the Schmidts. Dianna has done lobby decoration and has been play program editor, house manager and now is assistant director for The Odd Couple. Art pioneered our sound system assisted by Dianna, served on reading committees and builds our scenery sets. With the Waddells, Patty is our director, also directed Senior Follies, sold dinner theater tickets, did sound work and was stage manager. Jim aids Art Schmidt in building scenery and is chairman of the dinner theatre committee. Then there are the Webers. Shari appears in shows, is our choreographer and is currently selling dinner theatre tables, Hal develops our musical scores and sound effects, does graphics for the show and edits the play program with assists from Shari. In the Winkleman/Noel team, Lou as a script advisor for this play and Linda is in charge of ticket sales as well as current assistant treasurer for our new Performing Arts Company board. The Yaichs Marlena is in the cast and Lou is our stage manager. The Kreiders Bonnie is one of the lead roles and Bob is assisting Lou Yaich in the stage manager job.With Diane and Frank Porterfield, Diane has been the director of 14 of our past plays and assumes a role on stage for this show while Frank is the shows producer and is also a cast member. We are thankful to have these teams dedicating so much time to bring first class plays to Oak Run. Please note the ticket sale dates on the bulletin board in the Orchid Club. Tickets may also be purchased by phone. For the dinner theatre call Shari Weber at 352-854-0116 and for all other shows call Linda Noel at 352-873-9908. Royal Oaks Womens 18 Hole GolfOn Tuesday, Jan. 29, we played a game called Ones.. Only the holes beginning with those letters were used for scores. And the winners were: First flight, 1st place Diana Galla, 2nd place Jan Tennant, 3rd place Joanne Ellis; Second flight: 1st place Lynn Houghton, 2nd place Carol Clark, 3rd place Judy Klein, 4th place tie Roseann Lavacca and Joan OBrien; Third flight: 1st place tie Arlene Klann and Gayle Feeman, 3rd placeGinger Drake. Closest to the pin was Nancy Lefebvre. Nice going, winners! ORWGAHere are the names of the winners of the Jan. 24 Low Net Tournament. Flight A June Dickbernd, Marge Richardson, Sue Marentette; Flight B LaVerne Browand, Annette Carini, Karen Schuelke; Flight C Nancy Reichenbacher, Terri Feeley, Debbie Palmer; Flight D Delma Miller, Sharon Scrivens, Betty Scott. Closest to the pin: LaVerne Browand. Chip-Ins: Mary Hart, Sharon Scrivens. Congratulations to Marti Babb who did not let the frigid winds affect her game. Marti scored a 39 on the front nine at Spruce Creek Preserve during our Jan. 31 low net tournament. Here are the winners listed in their flights in order of finish: Flight A Marti Babb, June Dickbernd, Joan Klier; Flight B LaVerne Browand, Olive Adler, Donna Huffman;. Flight C -Ginny Simons, Nancy Reichenbacher, Carol Devin; Flight D Sharon Scrivens, Delma Miller, Ann Hurr. Closest to the pin: Donna Huffman. Chip In: Kathy OConnell. Royal Oaks Lady NinersOn Jan. 31. we played Ts and Fs and full handicap. Flight A 1st. Diana Schmidt, tied in 2nd. Patty Waddell and Sally Crass. Flight B 1st. Darlene Lamo, tied in 2nd. Eleanor Cerlenko and Vange Bell. Closest to pin on #6 was Diane Dufresne. .Elsa Berbig had a chip in on # 8. This is the last week to sign up for our Sweetheart Scramble. We are looking for a good turn out with lots OAK RUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 28 Sunday, Feb. 10 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. Special evening of music with Weaver familySouthwest Christian Church will be hosting the Weaver family at Feb. 10 at 6 p.m. The gifted family brings Southern Gospel music played on traditional bluegrass instruments. The Weaver family was named Bluegrass Band of the Year, both in 2009 and 2010. The group has received five Songwriter of the Year awards and was recently nominated as Group of the Year Heritage Award by the Artists Music Guild. The public is invited to the concert. Weekly Sunday Services include Sunday School for all ages at 9:30 a.m. and worship at 10:30 a.m. Interim Minister Peter Bunch will be speaking. The church is at 9045 S.W. 60th Ave. For more information call 352-861-9080.Tuesday, Feb. 12 Womans Club to meetThe GFWC Womans Club of Ocala will hold meetings of the Day Group and Evening Group on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at the Elks Club and Lodge, 702 N.E. 25th Ave., Ocala. The Day Group luncheon meeting will begin at 11:45 a.m. and the speaker will be Carol Ely, a member of the Marion County School Board. Cost is $10. Make reservations with Mary at 352-347-3975. The Evening Group will meet for dinner at 6:30 and a program will be presented by Linda DeWolf, an interior designer. Cost is $10. Call Fran at 352-629-7397 or email to ocaladowns@yahoo.com for reservations. All women in the community are invited to club meetings. 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. Thursday, Feb. 14 Jazz bands to perform Six jazz bands go head-to-head this Valentines Day (Feb. 14) in the Optimist Club of Ocalas Jazz Band Festival. The event takes place in West Port High Schools Performing Arts Center located at 3733 S.W. 80th Ave. in Ocala at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $3 at the door. Competing high school jazz bands include Belleview, Dunnellon, Forest, Lake Weir, Vanguard, and West Port. This competition prepares players for further competition at the Florida Bandmasters Association Jazz Band Assessment the following week (Feb. 21 at 9 a.m.) also held at West Port. Admission is free to this state-based event where 25 jazz bands from Lake, Marion, and Sumter counties will compete. For more information, call 352-291-4000. Friday, Feb. 15 All church Valentine dinnerThe Forever Young Ministry presents an All Church Valentine Dinner on Friday, Feb. 15, at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $7 per person. Reservations, by phone or at the signup desk, required. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, www.ccomc.org/.The Circle of French FriendsLe Cercle Des Amis Franais meets on the third Friday of every month from 11 a.m. to noon at Marion County Sheriffs Office Community Conference Room, 9048 State Road 200, about mile from Walmart. The club promotes all things French: language, culture and fun. You do not have to be a fluent speaker to join the group. Guests are welcome at any meeting. Call Marie McNeil at 352-509-4940 for more information. The next meeting is Feb. 15. Male Chorus sings at Ocala WestThe Rockingham Male Chorus will present a concert at the Ocala West United Methodist Church on Friday, Feb. 15, at 7 p.m. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St. For more information, call 352-854-9550. The chorus of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia is a group of volunteer musicians from a variety of careers who welcome the opportunity to travel and sing the gospel of Christ. The chorus has given more than 1,000 concerts and performs regularly, September through April, traveling from Pennsylvania to Florida. Ocala West is pleased to have them return for another concert. You will enjoy their smooth, rich, melodic sound. 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Saturday, Feb. 16 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. Queen of Peace Country FairQueen of Peace Council of Catholic Women will hold their annual Country Fair Saturday, Feb. 16 in the Parish Hall at Southwest State Road 200. Bring your friends; there will be something on sale for everyone, including white elephant items, jewelry, books, tapes, videos, decorative items and baked goods. The event is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Marion County Scandinavian Club The Scandinavian Club of Marion County invites people of Danish, Finish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish decent to join us at our next meeting on Feb. 16. We will meet at 11:30 a.m. at the Ocala Hilton, 3600 S.W. 36th Ave. in Ocala. The menu will be roast beef au jus with mashed potatoes, salad, coffee and dessert. Entertainment will be announced. The cost is $16 per person. Reservations and payment must be made in advance. Payment must be received by Wednesday the 13th of February. Checks to be made out to Don Clauson and mailed to Don Clauson, 5901 S.W. 86th Place, Ocala, FL 34476. For further details call Jim Neate 352-687-1580, Don Clauson 352-861-1235 or Terry Rasmussen 352-347-8362. Chili supper and bake sale Sister Concepta, who founded and oversees Brother Keepers soup Kitchen in Ocala, is sponsoring the 6th annual chili supper and bake sale on Feb. 16, at Blessed Trinity Church. It will be from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Parish Hall, 5 S.E. 17th St. Menu includes both red and white chili, plus salad. For information, call 352-867.9860.Golf Scramble benefits, Elks, ACS The annual Benjamin H. Ayres Memorial Golf Scramble, a fun event to benefit Ocala Elks Lodge 286 and the American Cancer Society, will take place on Saturday, Feb. 16 at Candler Hills Golf Club. Registration is at 7 a.m. with a continental breakfast and driving range available. Shotgun start will be at 9 a.m., with lunch following golf. There will be two flights for golfers with equal size trophies. Age groups ae up to 49 years and 50 years and older. Price per golfer is %75, gold sign sponsor is $200, silver sign sponsor is $100. Donations are accepted for trophies, printing and hole in one. There will be a $10,000 cash prize for a hole-in-one on the par 3 hole 13, 157 yards. Please make checks payable to Ocala Elks Lodge 286, 702 N.E. 25th Ave., Ocala FL 34470. You can also make payment at the lodge with cash, check or credit card to Betty Lee, 352-732-7091. Friday, February 8, 2013 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 28 ~ Friday, February 8, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Balentine s Landscaping, Inc (352) 873-4888 Bruce Balentine Licensed & Insured Professional Landscape Design & Installation Landscape Maintenance Sodding FREE ESTIMATES LANDSCAPING AIR CONDITIONING Lord Appliance Service 680-0206 WE DO SERVICE 7 DAYS A WEEK NO EXTRA CHARGE CFC Certified & Insured All Makes & Models. Gas & Propane too! 1 Year Warranty on All Parts 10% OFF REPAIRS FIRST STOP FOR A/C REPAIRS... Washers Dryers Refrigerators Freezers Dishwashers 000DZ8X TO ADVERTISE Call 854-3986 ADVERTISING C aptain Jim Burton of the Marion County Sheriffs Office will present a Senior Safety Seminar at the Island Club on Monday, Feb. 11, at 2 p.m. He will cover current scams and frauds occurring in our communities and general safety guidelines for seniors. If you have any questions or concerns, Captain Burton will be happy to answer questions. This is very valuable information for us all. Just because we live in a gated community does not mean that we are protected from those who try to take advantage of seniors! Please take advantage of this opportunity to better protect yourself. The presentation will be sponsored by the Oak Run Medical Team. For information call 352-873-3365. Donut Drop In Book Sale Come to the Orchid Club tomorrow, Saturday, Feb. 9, from 8 to 10 a.m. for donuts, juice, coffee or tea. Meet you neighbors and start the morning off right. The book sale will be going on at the same place and time. Correction Passport show ticket salesOops!! Last weeks column indicated that tickets would be sold for the Doug Gabriel Passport Show on both Monday, Feb. 11, Tuesday Feb. 12. This was incorrect. Ticket sales will only take place on Monday, Feb. 11, from 8 to 10 a.m. in the card room of the Orchid Club. If you cannot make this sale, please call Carol Forgette at 352-873-3074 and she will see to it that you get your tickets. Ambassadors are no longer selling tickets on Tuesdays for the Ambassador shows. They will only be sold on Mondays. Carol Forgette will take care of tickets after that.Do You Remember? Columbus Day PartyTune in channel 12 for Len Teitlers presentation of October 2012 Italian American Club Columbus Day Party, narrated by Anna Boodee. It will air following FY I daily at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. from Feb. 8 to 15. Tuesday Is Bingo NightAttention bingo players! Our 10-yearold, outdated control panel has been replaced with a state of the art Model 500, including a computerized touch screen control panel. Come with your friends and neighbors to check our our new equipment and new games for a fun night of bingo. Doors open at 3 p.m., card sales are from 4 to 5:45 p.m. and games begin at 6 p.m. Here are two important reminders. No one under 18 years of age is allowed in the Orchid Club during games and all residents and overnight guests must wear visible name or pool tags. The snack bar will be open. Come and join the fun. For information contact Dee Spath at 352-237-0502. Genealogy Club The Oak Run Genealogy Club meeting will be on Feb. 15 at 9:30 a.m. in the card room at the Orchid Club. The annual membership fee of $6 is due. This month Frazer Crane will give a presentation on heraldry. Heraldry has been an important indication of rank in many countries and is the study of shields and banners identifying the rank of combatants during battle, It has also been used in tracing genealogies. Come to the meeting and discover if one of your ancestors had a heraldry shield. Following this presentation we will have a 50/50 drawing. Please keep in mind, programs are subject to change. Regular meetings are Senior Safety Seminar to be presented Monday Oak Run Carol Wheeler PHOTO BY RON RATNERLillian and Henry Hanscom of Oak Run show their Snowman Christmas card display for sale at last weeks sale. 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Friday, February 8, 2013 ~ 27 www.smcitizen.com 6 ~ Friday, February 8, 2013 www.smcitizen.com ARIES (March 21 to April 19) It could be risky to push for a project you believe in but others are wary of. Never mind. If you trust your facts, follow your courageous Aries heart and go with it. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your enthusiasm sparks renewed interest in a workplace project that once seemed headed for deletion. Support from supervisors helps you make all necessary changes. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A colleague might be a bit too contrary when your ideas are being discussed in the workplace. A demand for an explanation could produce some surprises all around. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Try to avoid distractions at a time when maintaining stability in a fluid situation is essential. Therell be time enough later for the Moon Child to enjoy some wellearned fun and games. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Stop wasting energy licking your wounded pride. Instead, put the lessons you learned from that upsetting experience to good use in an upcoming opportunity. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) You love being busy. But try not to make more work for yourself than you need to. Get help so that you dont wind up tackling tasks that are better left to others. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Your usually balanced way of assessing situations could be compromised by some so-called new facts. Check them out before making any shift in judgment. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) You might feel angry over an unexpected shift in attitude by someone you trusted. But this could soon turn in your favor as more surprising facts come out. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Love rules everywhere for all amorous Archers, single or attached. Its also a good time to restore friendships that might have frayed over the years. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Its not always easy for the proud Goat to forgive past slights. But clearing the air could help establish a better climate for that important upcoming venture. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Good news: Your skillful handling of a recent matter has won admiration from someone who could be influential in any upcoming decisions involving you. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) You continue to welcome new friends into the widening circle of people whom you hold dear. One of those newcomers soon might have something special to tell you. 2013 King Features Synd., Inc. Sunday, Feb. 17 Ja zz Society o ff er s m u s ic d ancing The Ocala Jazz Society will host an afternoon of music at the VFW hall on Sunday, Feb. 17 from 2 to 5 p.m. Open to everyone, organizers say the, event offers incomparable musicians featuring great tunes for everyone and dancing is encouraged. A $3 donation is requested and benefits Hospice in memory of Bea Wilson, the founder of the Ocala Jazz Society. The VFW, across from Oak Run, is just off State Road 200. For more info call Diana, 352-286-5636. Chuc k W agon Gang at Chri s t s Church Back 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/.Co sm opolitan s Anniver s aryThe Cosmopolitans of Ocala will be celebrating its 20th Anniversary on Sunday, Feb. 17 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Ocala Hilton Hotel. Donation is $50 per person. Over the years members have volunteered many hours to community services that involve children, and many have made donations to charitable organizations in Marion County. The income from this anniversary event will go to the Winston Brown Scholarship Program for high school graduates, May 2013. Please contact Edith Harper, 352-307-0670 or Gertha Williams, 352-893-9265 for tickets.Ro s e pruning d e m on s tration Marion County Rose Society will hold a rose pruning demonstration at 2:30 p.m. at 2224 Clearwater Run, The Villages. Meetings are open to all who want to have fun learning about and sharing their love of roses. Visit www.marioncountyroses.org, or call Howard Johnson at 352-751-0355. Monday, Feb. 18 A m erican Legion po s t to m eet The Ralph J Green American Legion Post 354 will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, Feb. 18, at 1 p.m. in the community room of the Sheriffs Brian Litz Building 9048 S.W. State Road 200. Try to arrive early to enjoy light refreshments and comradeship with fellow veterans. For more information telephone Commander Fred Pulis 352-854-9976.Marion Oa ks De m ocrat s to m eet 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. 19 Financial W or ks hop at Ocala W e s t Do you have the information you need to make decisions about your financial goals? This financial workshop, sponsored by Edward R. Jones will help you learn key principles of saving and investing and also learning specific strategies to help you reach your long-term financial goals. The workshop will be held at 10:30 a.m. in the multi-purpose room (room 235). Topics and dates are as follows: Feb. 19, Focus on Fixed Income. Feb 26, Take Stock in the Market. March 5, Protecting Whats Important.Thursday, Feb. 21 College Roa d Y oung at H eart College Road Baptist Church, on Feb. 21, will bring our own Rod Hendrick to entertain us with his Southern style storytelling and humor. He might even sing. Bring a dish to share and join us for an hour of fellowship at noon at 5010 S.W. College Road (State Road 200). 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Friday, February 8, 2013 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 26 ~ Friday, February 8, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Attend the worship service of your choice... Attend the worship service of your choice... Thursday, Feb. 21 Alzheimers workshops setMarion County families are invited to attend a series of free Alzheimers CARE training workshops that will be offered on Feb. 21, March 7, March 21 and April 4. Each session will begin at 5:15 p.m. at Home Instead Senior Care, 606 S.W. 3rd Ave., Ocala. Developed by Home Instead Senior Care, the Alzheimers or Other Dementias CARE program incorporates an innovative, hands-on approach to help families deal with the difficult behavioral changes that often are associated with Alzheimers disease or other dementias. During the workshop, program experts will teach caregivers how to: Manage behaviors. Encourage engagement. Care for themselves while caring for their loved one. To reserve a spot, call Home Instead Senior Care at 352-622-6447. Saturday, Feb. 23 Kingdom of the Sun Concert Band The Kingdom of the Sun Concert Band announces its A Musical Memory concert series for Saturday, Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 24 at 3 p.m. at the Marion Technical Institute, 1614 S.E. Fort King St., Ocala. Musical selections include: Finlandia; Selections from Les Miserables; Memory from Cats; Indiana; Esprit De Corps; Morceau Symphonique featuring trombonist Richard Blankenship; and Lassus Trombone featuring the KOS trombone section. All performances are free and open to the public. For more information, call 352-624-9291 or visit http://kingdomofthesunband.org.Saturday, Feb. 23 Eagles tribute concert planned 7 Bridges: The Ultimate EAGLES Experience is a stunningly accurate tribute to the music of the Eagles. Using no backing tracks or harmonizers, the band faithfully re-creates the experience of an Eagles concert from their most prolific period. 7 Bridges will feature brilliant hit singles after another while offering the perfect blend of songs to capture all levels of Eagles devotees with some mighty Don Henley and Joe Walsh surprises sprinkled into the mix. Tickets for this concert start at $15. The 7 Bridges: The Ultimate EAGLES Experience show provides family friendly entertainment for all ages, weaved into a powerful rock-n-roll concert experience! Catch them live at the Circle Square Cultural Center on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. T he Cultural Center is at 8395 S.W. 80th St., Ocala. For more information on the 2013 entertainment line-up including times, dates and tickets, visit www.CSCulturalCenter.com or call 352-854-3670.Ocala Symphony; Two days of young talentThe Ocala Symphony Orchestra will showcase the two winners of the annual 22nd Young Artist Competition at the Saturday, Feb. 23 and Sunday, Feb. 24 concerts at the Ocala Breeders Sales Auditorium, while performing some of the most uplifting and powerful pieces of the symphonic repertoire of Italian composer, Ottorino Respighis Pines of Rome. Julia Hossain, 14, who won the junior division, will perform Edouard Lalos Symphonie Espagnol. Ivana Muncan, 23, who won the senior division, will perform Ludwig Van Beethovens Piano Concerto No. 4. Both winners received a $1,000 cash prize, as well as the opportunity to perform with the OSO Feb. 23 and Feb.24. Each year the OSO sponsors this youth outreach program for outstanding young musicians, with the goal of motivating and enhancing the music careers of promising young musicians. The competition takes it a step further by assisting these ambitious musicians in their musical careers by providing the opportunity to be a participant musician with the OSO. Maestro Matthew Wardell, OSO musicians and local area musical experts judged these promising young artists. There will be two concerts held at OBS: Saturday, Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 24 at 3 p.m. Tickets start at $5 and can be purchased by visiting www.ocalasymphony.com or calling 352-351-1606. Tuesday, Feb. 26 SOS meeting The SOS (Sisterhood of Survivors) Support Group meets the last Tuesday of each month at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St. Room 235 (Multipurpose Room) at 1 p.m. Our meeting on Feb. 26 will be a presentation by Jane Houldsworth, Community Relations person for Americas Choice in Homecare, Visiting Angels. We never know when we might have a need for these kinds of services and this presentation should be very interesting. If you have any questions, please contact Gail Tirpak at 352-291-6904. 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 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 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 1 03 rd St Pi ne Run OT OW 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. 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 Phone (352) 861-9080 JOIN US IN WORSHIP 9045 SW 60th Ave. Ocala, FL 000DANR Sunday Services 10:30 a.m. 6:00 p.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Monday Morning Christians Bible Studies Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Southwest Christian Church 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 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 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 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 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 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 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) FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH (Disciples of Christ) Worship: 10:30 AM Sunday School: 9:15 AM (352) 629-6485 www.firstchristianocala.org 1908 S.E. Ft. 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N ext Thursday is Valentines Day. The greeting card industry estimates that more than one billion cards will be exchanged along with an innumerable amount of roses, chocolates, and other assorted gifts used to express feelings of affection for each other. Theres still time for you to go out and get your sweetheart an expression of your love. Cupids early visit to Pun Alley left some lovely stories as well some others that arent so lovely.Valentine surpriseAfter she woke up, a woman told her husband, I just dreamed that you gave me a pearl necklace for Valentines Day. What do you think it means? Youll know tonight, he said. That evening, he came home with a small package and gave it to his wife. Delighted, she opened it to find a book entitled, The Meaning Of Dreams. Back issuesTom moved in with his girlfriend and her enormous collection of old magazines. They took up an entire room in the apartment. Its me or the magazines, Tom insisted. When she refused to part with any of them, he left and told his friends, She just had too many issues. Moving momentsThe young man straightened his tie and with brave determination entered the living room. Er, could I see you for a moment, sir? Absolutely, my boy. What can I do for you? Well, sir, you see its like this. Phyllis thought wed better ask you first. Yes, go right ahead. Young people nowadays usually dont ask. Er-well, weve been going together for quite some time now and Phyllis thought itd be all right if Id ask you. Why certainly, Bob, youre a fine boy and Ive always been fond of you. Then can I take your car tonight? Cupids barbsI dont ask or expect much of life, said the beautiful young woman. Like every other young woman, all I want is a handsome man to love and understand me. That isnt too much to expect of a millionaire, is it? Eskimo Lover: What would you say if I told you I had come a hundred miles through ice and snow with my dog team, just to tell you I love you? Eskimo Sweetie: Id say that was a lot of mush. She wont marry him while hes drunk and he wont marry her when hes sober. Married life can be very frustrating. In the first year, the man speaks and the woman listens. In the second year, the woman speaks and the man listens. In the third year, they both speak and the neighbors listen. Carol was afraid the girls wouldnt notice her engagement ring. Did they? Did they? Four of them recognized it at once. Mascara-packing mommaMy girl friend was brushing on some stuff onto her eyelashes I never saw her wear before. I asked her if she used it before, and she said that she used it only once a year. I asked her why, She said, Its my St. Valentines day mascara.My one and onlyRoger, who was 19 years old, was buying an expensive bracelet, to surprise his girlfriend on Valentines Day. The jeweler inquired, Would you like your girlfriends name engraved on it? Roger thought for a moment, grinned, then answered, No, instead engrave To my one and only love. The jeweler smiled and said, Yes, sir; how very romantic of you. Roger retorted, Not exactly romantic, but very practical. This way, if we break up, I can use it again. Aint love grand?My darling, my lover, my beautiful wife, Marrying you screwed up my life. I see your face when I am dreaming. Thats why I always wake up screaming. Kind, intelligent, loving, and hot, This describes everything you are not. I thought that I could love no other, That is until I met your brother. I want to feel your sweet embrace, But dont take that paper bag off your face. I love your smile, your face, and your eyes, Damn, Im good at telling lies! What inspired this amorous rhyme? Two parts vodka, one part lime. My love, you take my breath away, What have you stepped in to smell this way? Dont forget your loved ones on this upcoming holiday. Dick and his sweetheart Jane live in Oak Run. Friday, February 8, 2013 ~ 25 www.smcitizen.com A t this writing congressional lawmakers are reported to be cautiously optimistic about producing a new immigration law. Thats Washington talk meaning the effort could collapse if Congress or the White House has an ego tantrum. Getting through the political BS (baloney stuffing) makes it difficult to keep track of what Congress and the president are really up to. Senator Richard Durbin of Illinois, the #2 Democrat in the Senate, started off the work by saying We are committed to a comprehensive approach to finally have an immigration law we can live with. The senator said weve had no clear statement of immigration policy for 25 years. Hes having convenient memory problems Weve had clear immigration laws which successive presidents decided not to enforce for political reasons. Put bluntly, Congress, the White House, and their political friends and supporters created the immigration mess. Eleven million illegal immigrants didnt just wander over the border on a foggy weekend. The basic elements of a proposed new immigration law are clear a pathway to citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants; more severe penalties for hiring undocumented workers; tighter border security; and a sensible limit to the number of immigrants who can be admitted annually without disrupting the job market for American citizens and legal immigrants who are already here. Bumps in the road to a new immigration law include protecting the places in line of legal immigrants who have been awaiting citizenship for months and sometimes years, and over 300,000 spouses and children who want to reunite with non-citizen immigrants who are already in the U.S. legally. Also, Republicans want preferences for technology graduates, while Democrats want to keep visas available for 50,000 less-educated immigrants from Africa and Asia. Meanwhile, back at the White House, the president made a cheerleader-in-chief trip to Colorado to praise the efforts of Congress and to state a few of his concerns about a new immigration law, such as a more speedy path to citizenship and whether same-sex couples would be included. There are several potential flies in the ointment once any new immigration system becomes law. Back in 1986 after Congress and President Reagan created an amnesty for existing illegal immigrants, there was widespread document fraud. The number of illegal immigrant applicants far exceeded expectations. The border was not secured and a new flood of illegal immigrants began coming north almost immediately. In his recent rally speech in Las Vegas, President Obama said he will submit a plan of his own if he doesnt like what Congress produces. He should be taken at his vague word. Just before the November election and without legal authority, he granted temporary amnesty to young illegal aliens. Four successive presidents chose to wink at our immigration laws, including Mr. Obama. Our most important question now is whether the president will treat a new immigration law as just another amnesty, and decline to enforce provisions with which he disagrees. www.smcitizen.com 8 ~ Friday, February 8, 2013 Q uick now! On Interstate 75, where is Exit 341? Anybody? Thats what I thought. Electronic signs have popped up on all major east-west roads near the Interstate in the past couple of weeks, with large letters blinking at you: Exit 341 closed 02/11/13. Then it flashes to something about detours. To me, these signs prove one thing, that there is a major disconnect between government bureaucrats and the common man, residents such as you and me. If that same sign read: Belleview exit closed 02/11/13, youd know right away what they were talking about. You wouldnt have to go to a DOT online site, if you can find it, to see which exit is which on the highway. It probably never even occurred to the person setting up those signs (we dont know if its FDOT or county, but Im betting on the state) that the average person probably doesnt have all the exit numbers memorized. Even longtime residents might have trouble, because the numbers were changed to match mileage signs a little while back. So Exit 341 used to be Exit 67. If the governor and the Legislature want to make the government more responsive to the people, staff it with real people not bureaucrats who havent lived in the real world for ages. Along the same lines, some state agencies use state road numbers for all highways, whether thats the way people know them or not. If I told you to find State Road 93 on a map, youd probably go away shaking your head. Yet when traffic accident reports come out, they say an accident happened on State Road 93 which, by the way, is Interstate 75. Folks in Dunnellon, who are used to seeing U.S. Highway 41 run through their town, might be hard-pressed to find State Road 45 on a map. As you might suspect, its the same road. Same goes for Crystal River, where U.S. Highway 19 runs up and down the West Coast of Florida. But our government will tell you that events on that road occur on State Road 55. Much of this occurs in news releases, and the burden falls on us to clean it up so you can understand it, and we do try. But the other day I was listening to a local newscast, and they told me something happened on a road that I never heard of until I found the news release and figured out where it was. So if you want to do some extra studying, go to the Florida Department of Transportation website and memorize the exit numbers and highway designations. That way youll be able to carry on an intelligent conversation with a bureaucrat. Jim Clark is the editor of the South Marion Citizen. PUBLISHER : GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Citizen The opinions expressed in South Marion Citizen editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns. Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 854-3986. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via e-mail. Names and communities will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Not all contributions are printed. Letters longer than 550 words may be regarded as columns and printed on a space-available basis, and writers will be limited to one contribution per month. The deadline is one week prior to each Fridays issue. Send letters to: The South Marion Citizen Editor, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@smcitizen.com. T his was supposed to be the coming out party for New Orleans, to show that the city has come all the way back from the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina several years ago. Instead, the lights went out. No amount of public relations spin can undo the fact that the entire sports world sat watching semi-darkness for 34 minutes Sunday night while the power was restored. At this writing, New Orleans officials are saying that an electrical abnormality forced a safety switch to trip, knocking out half the stadiums power. Anyone whos ever been to a high school football or basketball game can tell you that when the lights go out, event for a few seconds, it takes quite a while to recycle them and get them up to full power. Its a safety feature so bulbs dont pop, showering glass on the people below them. Unfortunately, the announcers on CBS didnt appear to be familiar with this fact. We also find it hard to believe that CBS didnt have an auxiliary power plan so its game announcers could remain on the air. The NFL had to be embarrassed. It had fought hard and long to prove that New Orleans was ready, only to have this abnormality thrown back at them. In its haste to get the city back on its feet, the league didnt properly check the stadium, or it would have realized that it was opened in 1975 and had suffered extensive damage in Katrina, making it questionable whether a game of this magnitude could be played flawlessly. Obviously, it couldnt. The effect on the game is up for debate. The Baltimore Ravens appeared to lose the momentum they had built when the San Francisco 49ers scored 17 points in less than five minutes to make the game close. But the 49ers had done this all the way through the playoffs, so theres no way to tell if the brownout (it wasnt a fullscale blackout) contributed or not. Sometimes things happen beyond the control of the league and the organizers, but an examination of the stadium ahead of time might have revealed that this could happen. In fact, there was a report Monday that some lights that were supposed to come on during Beyonces halftime show didnt do so, a warning sign that apparently was not acted upon. At any rate, the antiquated New Orleans stadium should not be the site for any more Super Bowls. There are many newer stadiums in many deserving cities that could host the event. Of course, there could also be problems in other stadiums, as early as next year. The game is scheduled for New Jersey, in the Meadowlands. Playing an outdoor game in New Jersey in February is risky the NFL could find itself with problems two years in a row. Has a blizzard ever delayed the Super Bowl? S UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Lights go out in New Orleans More on roads: Where is Exit 341? Jim Flynn Columnist Immigration reform or just another amnesty? Jim Clark Editor READER OPINIONS INVITED LETTERS TO THE EDITOR History lesson neededIt appears the letter writer of Outdated Amendment is fanatically anti-Second Amendment. I dont have a problem with him voicing his opinion about it, but I think he should have used facts. Instead he chose to use nonsense to try and make his point. The writers question When the Second Amendment to our Constitution was written and enacted, what was the status of, the about to become, Union? His answer, as he states, we were fighting the British for our freedom from the king of England. Right? Well sir, not so. That is an erroneous answer. And in his delusion he continues on, it was passed to allow the citizens of a new nation to bear arms against the British. Well again, not true. This is another flawed answer. As the facts below show, the war between the 13 British Colonies in America and Great Britain had been over for eight years when the Second Amendment came into effect. But I would add, there would be good rationale, because of that conflict, fighting government tyranny, that the Second Amendment was adopted. Research shows the American Revolutionary War was (1775-1783). It was also known as the American War of Independence. It was a war between the Kingdom of Great Britain and 13 British colonies on the North American continent. To be specific, the U.S. Constitution was adopted on September 17, 1787, by the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and ratified by conventions in 11 states. It then went into efPLEASESEELETTERS PAGE9 Hearts and flowers in Pun Alley Pun Alley Dick Frank Read the classifieds 000DW5X Tours Tours Tours Tours Call to make a reservation for a lunch/tour. 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Friday, February 8, 2013 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 24 ~ Friday, February 8, 2013 www.smcitizen.com fect on March 4, 1789. The Bill of Rights, where the Second Amendment is found, was 10 proposals that Congress sent out to the states in 1789 for their ratification. They came into effect as Constitutional Amendments on December 15, 1791. To reiterate, that was eight years after the war. The only document enacted during the time of the Revolutionary War against the British, which took place 1775-1783, would be our Declaration of Independence, which was adopted July 4, 1776. Nowhere within that document does it mention allowing the citizens of a new nation to bear arms to fight against the British. There is nothing more terrifying than ignorance in action. Goethe engraved on a plaque at the Naval War College. Within his letter there was a mention of likely dumb alibis to support gun ownership. that would be coming if his letter was published. Well I think a dumb alibi, in regard to the Second Amendment being outdated, antiquated, and when it was enacted has just been exposed. But, so as not to disappoint the writer, I have included here, for him, more dumb alibis and outcries in favor of gun ownership. No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government Thomas Jefferson, 1 Thomas Jefferson Papers, 334 Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples libertys teeth.and keystone under independence The very atmosphere of firearms everywhere restrains evil interference they deserve a place of honor with all that is good. George Washington The Second Amendment is a doomsday provision, one designed for those exceptionally rare circumstances where all other rights have failed where the government refuses to stand for re-election and silences those who protest; where courts have lost the courage to oppose, or can find no one to enforce their decrees. However improbable these contingencies may seem today, facing them unprepared is a mistake a free people get to make only once. Justice Alex Kozinski, US 9th Circuit Court, 2003 They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. Benjamin Franklin Lincoln said study the constitution Let it be preached from the pulpit, proclaimed in the legislatures, and enforced in courts of justice. Now Ive finished my NRAisms and Im going to clean my gun. Ebbon Johnson Ocala Laws and gunsSoooo, lets go with the recent writers idea for a moment, well make guns unlawful. Arrange a date where all law abiding citizens will arrive at the courthouses all over the USA and turn in their firearms ... all of them, because now it is against the law to own one. Send all the guns to the recycle center and turn them into statues. Uh oh, now we must apply a bit of Sir Issac Newtons law For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Criminals never made it to the courthouse, therefore, now, they are the only ones who own weapons. You go off to the market one day, meet up with a criminal who is intent on robbing the store. He waves his weapon about, a nearby gentleman steps up and tries to tackle him, the criminal simply LETTERSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 shoots him, then just to show how serious his intentions are, he shoots a few more customers, thereby letting the manager know he had better cooperate. The criminal demands cash and a case of beer. Unbeknownst to the criminal, the manager has hit a panic button to alert the police to his dilemma and sends a clerk to get the beer, while he opens the safe. Police arrive. Criminal is now aware of the fact, so he shoots the manager and a few more customers. Criminal decides to exit the premises, grabs a bag of money and a settles for a six pack, heads for the door. Meanwhile his partner in crime arrives with the getaway vehicle, criminal runs toward the car, police try to aprehend him, so criminal shoots the officers, after all, gun possession is unlawful. Once the antiquated Second Amendment is removed from our Constitution, what freedoms will you select to start on next? Free Speech? There are those that bully others into suicide and other violent acts. Sooo, according to your logic, we should simply get rid of it. PLEASESEELETTERS PAGE10 000DXE8 Ken Halderman (352) 237-4488 10641 SW 80th Ave., Ocala A S K A B O U T N O M O N E Y D O W N V A O R F H A F I N A N C I N G 000DWIB Homes are selling! Now is the time to list! 2/2/2 HOME with carpet and tile on floors. A 14\9 lanai to enjoy your private backyard, all appliances are included. Per fectly located in this gated 55+ community across Blvd. is the clubhouse. Solar heated pool and many activities for the residents, R/V parking for residents. Landscaped and has garage door opener, great price for this home. MLS #368855 $51,500 2/2/2 custom built S entinel, featuring split bedroom plan, completely updated. A ll new floors laminate and carpet, master bath cherry cabinet and molded counter top, new custom cherry cabinets in kitchen with slides and easy close, new C orian counter and faucet. A ll newer appliances. B reakfast nook, sprinkler system. L ocated in a guarded 55+ community. N ewly land scaped. F resh paint. MLS #384466 $98,000 2/2/1 HOME large great room opens to kitchen, dining and living room completely remolded oak cabinets in kitchen and both bathrooms. Beautifully counter tops Florida room 20/9 with heat and air, inside laundry new appliances, newer roof and air, tile on floors located in a guarded 55+ community, your retirement home awaits. 1220 sq ft living space. MLS #383919. $68,000 2/2/2 HOME located in Spruce Creek North. Has a new roof and newer air carpet and tile on floors, walk-in closets, large eat-in kitchen, formal dining room, very open and bright living room. Home is a pleasure to show move in condition. 14/9 glass-enclosed lanai. Located in a 55+ community. MLS #380368 $81,000 3/2/2 HOME has laminate floor in house and features a split bedroom plan. Large 10/20 Florida room. Modern kitchen with Corian counter top new cabinets, newer appliances, new sink, newer roof and air. The house is move-in condition, lots of storage located in a guarded 55+ community two pools and club houses. MLS #382431 $71,500 2/2/1 HOME with carpet and tile, inside laun dry, screen lanai to enjoy the back yard, newer roof. Located in gated 55+ community, great retirement home or winter home. Appliances included. MLS #375557 $36,500 MAGNIFICENT 3/2/2 WINDMILL MODEL featuring split bedrooms and a 12/24 in-ground pool with cage and solar heated. R emolded kitchen with new wood cabinets and Corian counters and new sink, top-of-the-line stainless appliances, laminate floors, inside painted 2011 new roof 2008. M any skylights cathedral ceilings, large master bath with double sinks. P lexiglass encl. porch 15/30. L ocated in a 55 + gated community. L ush landscaping with irrigation. V ery private backyard. B ring offer. MLS #373042 $129,900 2/2/2 HOME with tile and carpet. Large 11/28 Florida room guest bath has a walkin bath tub, great for handicapped person All appliances stay. Located in a gated 55+ community, backs up to Oak Run. Very private covered patio. New roof 06 and air 08. Palm Cay has a solar heated pool, R/V parking for residents. MLS #382291 $57,500 2/2/1 HOME with a private backyard to a wooded area, nicely maintained, new roof 2006, air 2010 new water heater, new glass front door, galley kitchen with tile and back splash inside laundry. Located in a gated 55+ community, termite bond furniture can be included at full price. MLS #377599 $57,500 2/1/1 HOME has tile in kitchen and carpet in the rest. Glass 15/9 Florida room. Located in guarded community. Great place to retire. Two pools and two clubhouses. All new paint. MLS #378843 $37,900 PENDING PENDING PENDING 3/2/2 HOME SPINOSA MODEL. H ome features a split bedroom plan carpet and tile in home. K itchen has been remodeled with new counters and floor. V ery large home with a lot of storage, inside laundry with pantry. 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Friday, February 8, 2013 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com 10 ~ Friday, February 8, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Once politicians begin hacking away our rights, there will no longer be a FREE United States of America. I suggest we follow Occams Razor ... leave that antiquated, brilliantly conceived and written, freedom giving document alone. In closing...I ask the question: Do you recall why the Japanese did not carry out their planned invasion on American soil during WWll? Barbara R. Priest Ocala Where will the money come from?I admit I do not know what will happen if America does go bankrupt, but it could happen soon with our borrowing 40 cents of every dollar we spend, with no end in sight. We are now over $17 trillion in debt! Too many of us believe big government is the answer to all of our problems, expecting government to keep their freebees coming. They applaud raising taxes on the contributors and our printing more money. Econ 101 tells us this has to stop or we will have massive inflation coupled with severe devaluing of our dollar. This will affect every individual regardless of financial status. Somehow we now have more money to fight the hoax of manmade Global warming, and because of the action of one evil killer in a school, we believe all schools should have armed guards, fences, etc. We resist simply having the principal and a few teachers armed which would stop cowards from entering the school and not cost us billions of dollars. For example, all teachers in Israel carry guns and they dont have this problem. I cant recall a single incident where mass killings were committed by anyone with a concealed weapon permit. There are numerous recorded incidents where these same individuals have saved lives. Evil cowards only attack the helpless. We are facing the implementation of Obama Care, which is estimated to cost 10 to $13,000 per individual. But dont worry, most wont pay that much because they will receive government assistance. Who do they think they are kidding? Just where do they think that money comes from? The only money they have is taxpayers money, and here we go again, robbing Peter to pay Paul. They just plan to take it out of both of Peters pockets. Our future depends on our making drastic spending cuts but nothing indicates this will happen, we just keep adding more such as the above. If we go bankrupt, there will be no money for any government program! I invite all responses that will answer the question, What will happen to America if we go bankrupt? This isnt about political party, its about our country. Wayne Rackley Oak RunFederal debt is higher than advertisedThe $16+ trillion debt that you see advertised (for a good overall federal and state debt information source, go to debtclock.org) is the public debt, that is, the debt owed to bond and note holders, both within and outside the U.S. There is another part of the debt that few people talk about, and thats the debt incurred by the U.S. Treasury for monies borrowed from the various trust funds (Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid). These borrowings are unfunded, and the only way these debts can be repaid to the trust funds would be raising taxes, borrowing more, or printing money, something the U.S. Treasury is not now and will not be in a position to do when future benefits recipients claim these funds. These vast sums owed to the taxpayer should be included in the advertised debt. David M. Walker was the U.S. Comptroller General (CEO of the U.S. Government Accountability Office) for almost 11 years during three administrations, both Republican and Democrat. David expresses great concern with the governments accounting practices in his book Come Back America (2010 Random House). In Davids opinion, and he ought to know, the IOUs held by the trust funds for the amounts borrowed by the Treasury and amounts needed by the trust funds to meet its future obligations are monumental and unfunded. The U.S. Treasury estimates these unfunded liabilities at $46.1T+ as of the end of fiscal year 2011. As the nations past chief accountant, David feels that these unfunded Treasury debts should be included in the national debt. And so do I. So, is the real debt really $65.5+T? You decide, but dont forget to increase it even more if interest rates go up, which they surely will. Check out Davids web site at http://keepingamericagreat.org. Two other related websites you should check out are The Marion County League of Women Voters site at lwvmarion.org and the Stop Fighting, Start Fixing NO LABELS organization site cofounded by Walker. Peter Wood, Member League of Women Voters, Marion County Lwvmarion.org Assault weapons Proponents of gun enthusiasts i.e. the NRA, say they have the right to own assault weapons in case of government invasions or tyrannies, but paranoid, hypothetical scenarios cannot take precedence over the very real, very preventable deaths of children. Adding to its deadly efficiency is the large capacity magazine, a gunman can easily empty a 60-round magazine in less than 20 seconds. Sixty bullets. Twenty seconds. Those little kids and teachers at Sandy Hook didnt have a chance. Proponents say they have the right to own the guns for hunting, but assault rifles are designed specifically to kill people, not animals. Hunters dont use these weapons, but every military in the world does. They would have you believe that more guns provide more chances for people to defend themselves. So should everyone be armed to the hilt in schools, churches, at social gatherings, etc? Where does this logic end? Assault weapons do not belong in civilian hands, nor do clips that contain more than 10 rounds. If you cant defend home and family with a pistol, you wont with a more complex weapon. These weapons, specifically, are used in almost every mass shooting tragedy. Dangerous individuals are instantly enabled to cause devastating numbers of LETTERSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 9 PLEASESEELETTERS PAGE11 000DXWJ A L T M A N S F A M I L Y A LTMAN S F AMILY P E S T C O N T R O L P EST C ONTROL Lawn Maintenance Termite Treatments In-Home Pest Control Mulch Installed Lawn & Shrub Spraying Mole & Gopher Treatments FREE INSPECTION $ 20 OFF your first service when you join our family of satisfied customers. (New customers only) FREE ESTIMATES 352-527-9373 3881 W HOMOSASSA TRAIL, LECANTO P.O. 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Friday, February 8, 2013 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 22 ~ Friday, February 8, 2013 www.smcitizen.com casualties in a matter of seconds. The desperate justifications of gun enthusiasts deteriorate more with each tragedy. All gun sales or transfer of ownership must be handled by a registered gun dealer with the appropriate background check and waiting period. There should be no exceptions. This includes guns sold online, at a gun show, at auctions, by individuals, or even individuals within the same family. All ammo clips must be limited to 10 rounds. The increased safety for all Americans demands it. It is way past time for reasonable people to expect a sane policy. Anything less is an act of selfishness so profound that it is an act of immorality. Lee Wiggins Ocala Protecting the unbornAnother hot debate, besides the one on guns, is on the unborn. Are they human and therefore must be protected? What does God say about this? In both Bible testaments we have unborn children, and they are ascribed human qualities. Examples: 1. Genesis 25:22-25. Rebekah is pregnant with Esau and Jacob, and they fight in her womb. Humans fight, not piles of tissue or blobs of protoplasm. 2. Job 3:3. Job begins his famous lament by saying: May the day perish on which I was born, and the night they said a male child is conceived. When Job was conceived, he was a male child. 3. Psalm 139:13-16. David describes God watching over him when he was in his mothers womb. 4. Jeremiah 1:5. The prophet decribes how the Lord knew him before he was fully formed in the womb, and that while in the womb he was appointed to be a prophet. 5. II Samuel 11:5 and Matthew 1:18. Two women are pregnant out of wedlock, and God says they are with child. The Hebrew word for child in II Samuel is yeled; the Greek term in Matthew is brephos. Both terms in their respective testaments are used to describe both born and unborn children; God makes no difference between them. 6. In Luke 1:15, the angel tells Zacharias that his son John will be filled with the Holy Spirit even from his mothers womb. Does this mean before or after John was born? And in Luke 1:41, Mary greets Elizabeth, and the baby in Elizabeths womb leaps for joy. How far along were these women? a. In Luke 1:36, the angel has told Mary she is about to conceive Jesus, and says that Elizabeth is six months with John. b. After greeting Elizabeth, Mary stays with her for three months, and John is then born (vs. 56 and 57). Assuming a normal nine-month gestation period for Elizabeth, Jesus would have to be newly-conceived, and Elizabeth six months with John. So a sixmonth fetus, filled with the Holy Spirit, recognizes and rejoices over a newlyconceived One. So in the abortion debate, lets all be on Gods side. 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Aside from being a full time wife and mother, Trude was self employed in the field of tax accounting; typing and general administrative duties. She also managed a profitable family owned investment business. For 35 years, Skip worked for Schoonover Electrical and upon the successful completion of a six and a half million dollar project he was offered an early retirement. Since their children were grown and they were sick of winters, this brought about the second best decision of the couples lives. They decided to escape the cold; snow; sleet and other miseries of living up north and move to Florida. This brought about the third of their good decisions; they moved into Cherrywood. In this community they found everything they had been looking for; a safe and friendly place to live; good friends and good weather. Skip and Trude blended right in becoming active in the Veterans Club and other organizations. Skip was always there when needed for Ritz House or Memorial Day or any other occasion where volunteers were needed. Neither ever failed to answer a call for help from a neighbor whether it was with an electrical problem; a handyman project; or something personal where some one needed help. Their giving ways were greatly appreciated. Not long after their move here, they began to care for their parents. Within a short two year span, both of Skips parents and Trudes dad passed away. In spite of these hardships, the two remained cheerful and upbeat, never ceasing in their efforts to help others. Fortunately, Trudes mom is still alive and lives in a near by assisted living facility because there are other issues that Trude and Skip have been facing. If it were possible they would have her mother living in their own home. One of the lasting effects of Vietnam on many who served there is the results of exposure to Agent Orange. Skip has received a 90 percent disability from the Veterans Administration and has undergone some serious health issues throughout the years since he served. Currently he is on dialysis. Because Trude and Skip are held in such high esteem here in the community, they enjoy the support and affection of many dedicated friends. These friends are teaming up in honor of Skip by taking part in the 5K run/walk for the Marion County Kidney Foundation. (See article in this column) The team is calling themselves Skip-ings in his honor. Skip suffered a near fatal attack and was hospitalized for several months. After returning home confined to a wheelchair, he was wheeled into the clubhouse by Trude where one of our events was taking place. When they entered, everyone stopped what they were doing and rose to give them a standing ovation. Such is the affection this community has for these two. Through out all of the adversity they have faced, Trude and Skip maintain a keen sense of humor; a deep love for family and friends and an abiding devotion to each other. Trude and Skip are long time members and supporters of the Veterans Club. Trude is a member of the Feathered Friends Society; the Social Committee; and exercise class. Skip enjoys membership in the DAV; VFW and Vietnam Veterans Association. He is a life member of all of those organizations. You will see both Skip and Trude at most of our social functions. They will be the ones with the beautiful smiles; surrounded by friends. If you dont know them, introduce yourself or youll be missing something special. From Your ReporterOur team is gathering steam for the Marion County Kidney Foundation 5K Run/Walk; the Wounded Warriors are getting a healthy check to support their work. The Veterans Club is hosting a Tea Hour to honor the widows of our organization; all this and more in just a few short weeks of the New Year. Where else could a person be surrounded by so many people who are willing to do good things just to help out their community? No place but Cherrywood. Congratulations my neighbors; be proud of yourselves. If you have an idea or suggestion for the Cherrywood section of the Citizen, please feel free to contact me at urperssec@yahoo.com. It is always a pleasure to hear from you; our readers. Friday, February 8, 2013 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 000DZ1Q R o c k i n g h a m M a l e C h o r u s Friday February 15 7:00 p.m. Ocala West United Methodist Church 9330 SW 105th Street 854-9550 20 ~ Friday, February 8, 2013 www.smcitizen.com U nder normal circumstances, I am a rather cool, calm and collected person. I say normal because not everything in my life is normal. It takes a lot to rattle this cage of mine but once rattled, look out whoever rattles it. I am saying all this to get to my point, which is, somebody hacked my computer e-mail account this past week. If you think I will take this sitting down, oh, I guess I am sitting down right now, but I assure you I will not stand for something like this. I have never been so rattled in my life. If a mistake is mine, I will own up to it. If it is not mine, look out sender. The first thing I did was to call my cousin who is an attorney, Charles SuesA-Lot, and laid the case out before him. My first question to my cousin attorney was very basic; Is it still against the law to murder someone? As all good attorneys do, he hesitated and thought about it. He then went on to explain that if he could prove insanity there was a good chance he could get somebody off very lightly. Insanity, I asked, is that hard to prove in a court of law? At this point, there was no hesitation whatsoever. My good lawyer cousin said, Not in your case. If insanity runs in our family, I am convinced it trotted over into his pasture a long time ago and has been milling around for years. At this point, murder is out. If I actually knew who this person was, I could defriend them like they do on Facebook. You can be sure I would defriend him with all of the sarcastic bitterness I could muster on that hot dog. I noticed this last week when I accessed my e-mail a bunch of different pop-ups popped up on my screen. Instinctively I tried to unpop them without any success whatsoever. Every time there was a pop-up, I had the instinctive desire to pop someone in the nose. At one stage, it got out of control and about 17,000 pop-ups jumped onto my computer screen at the same time. Without thinking, I immediately turned off my computer. If anybody knows what I did, you realize what I did was a terrible thing to do. I encrypted, or whatever the term is, these pop-ups permanently on my computer. When I opened up my computer, it was pop-up time for the hacker. Things can be done to unhack your computer, which I put in full force. I really wanted to hack into this hackers life except he probably does not have one. I mean, after all, where are the jollies of hacking into someones email account? I can see someone hacking into my bank account. I would love to see someone hack into my bank account and see how much money I dont have. If I were a small government, I could see somebody trying to hack into my email accounts. As it stands, where is the payoff in doing something like this? This ghost hacker cannot see me and my frustration after being hacked. So, what is the good of it all? These pop-ups on my computer were coming fast and furious. Then it hit me. This is not some ghost hacker hacking into my e-mail account, it must be the government. The government must be behind it. I remember something called fast and furious in the news a while back. Was this what they were talking about? Am I now a casualty of Big Brother-itis? There were many similarities between what I was going through and our government. First off, the whole thing was rather annoying. I am not sure there has ever been a time in our country when the government has been more annoying than now. Then, all the hacking did not make any sense to me at all. How much of the government is really making sense to anybody anymore? I am sure there is somebody, somewhere who can make sense out of our government but he is probably on the run. All of this hacking of my e-mail has interrupted my life. So has the government. The government has taken on a new phase where it is not happy unless it is interrupting my life every day of the week. I would not mind so much if the government would take at least one day a week off. But no, it is a 24/7 kind of annoyance. A friend of mine said that everybody goes through this sort of thing and it is kind of an equal share in the misery of being on the Internet. Equal share? Thats government lingo if ever I heard it. After three days of torturous working at my computer, I finally got the pop-ups to stop. I changed the password of my email account and brought all of this nonsense to a stop. I won the battle against that blasted hacker who tried to ruin my week. With a steaming cup of coffee and my open Bible, I read some comforting words. Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, then he that is in the world (1 John 4:4 KJV). My relationship is of such a nature with God that nobody can hack into that relationship. I rest completely in Gods competent hands. Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866-552-2543 or email jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com. 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Christs Church of Marion County Friday, Feb. 8: LifeLine Screening, by appointment. Saturday, Feb. 9: Mens Prayer Group, 8 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 10: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Friendship Fellowship Pot Luck Luncheon follows the Worship Service. Monday, Feb. 11: Bible Study, 10 a.m.; Garden Club, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12: Womens Crafts and Fellowship, 9 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14: Prayer and Praise Group, 9 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15: All Church Valentine Dinner, 6:30 p.m. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, http://www.ccomc.org.First CongregationalDo you believe that living in close community with our neighbors is the best way to live? The command to love our neighbors lies at the core of Gods plan for our lives and when we follow this mandate, it changes everything. The journey begins when we choose a lifestyle of conversation and community over a lifestyle of busyness and accumulation. Its about making room for life and choosing to befriend those God has placed around us. This Lenten Study on The Art of Neighboring: Building Genuine Relationships Right Outside Your Door is an invitation to step into the kind of relationships and life rhythms we were created to enjoy. We will be dealing with topics such as: Who Is My Neighbor?; Taking the Great Commandment Seriously; The Fear Factor; Baby Steps; The Art of Receiving; The Art of Setting Boundaries; The Art of Focusing; and Better Together. In the course of this Lenten Study, we will understand why neighboring really matters and rediscover the value of pursuing relationships with the people who live around us. When Jesus was asked to reduce everything in the Bible into one command, Jesus said: Love God with everything you have and love your neighbor as yourself. What if Jesus meant that we should love our actual neighbors? You know....the people who live right next door. All are welcome to attend this important discussion, which begins on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at noon, and continues each week (same day, time and location for five consecutive weeks). A light soup lunch will be served following the program. First Congregational United Church of Christ is at 7171 S.W. State Road 200. For more information, call 352-237-3035, or email us at uccocala.org. 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 ChurchSunday services at Friendship Baptist Church on Feb. 10 begin with Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. Adult classes are taught by Bill Wallett and Linda Brown. At the 10:45 a.m. Morning Worship Service the FBC choir will be singing Ive Got a Love, arranged by Mike Speck. Pastor Randall Brown will also bring a stimulating Bible Message from the Word of God to the hearts of the people. The Sunday Evening Worship and Bible Study begins at 6 p.m. Pastor Phil Wade, from Rome, Georgia, will be the special speaker for the Valentines Service, Feb. 14 at 7 p.m. Special music will be provided by Tina Mineo. All are welcome to attend. Friendship Baptist Church is at 9510 S.W. 105th St., off State Road 200. The church phone is 352-237-2640. Community Congregational Community 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 352-307-0584. 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. Friday, February 8, 2013 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 14 ~ Friday, February 8, 2013 www.smcitizen.com M AINTAIN THE H EALTH OF Y OUR B USINESS Advertise in Religion SEE RELIGION PAGE15 Hospice of Marion County is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. Since 1983, it has served the citizens of Marion County and been a leader in assisting with end-of-life issues. It is efforts like this cruise and people like Nancy Archer and Laura Kane that have allowed this non-profit to continue to grow.(Article by Karen Haven) Last call for BiloxiTime is running out to get in on the Feb. 17 through the 20th trip to the IP Casino Resort and Spa in Biloxi. For one low package rate youll receive three nights accommodations at the luxurious IP Casino; Deluxe Motor Coach transportation with a professional driver and $25 in free slot play. In addition, youll receive $24 in food coupons. Not enough bargain for your bucks? What if we through in a visit to the Palace Casino and Hard Rock Casino and provide $15 in free slot play at both venues? Of course you want to enjoy a wonderful getaway surrounded by great food; entertainment and shopping. Call Natalie today at 352-854-4561 and book your reservation.Spotlight on Excellence Each week we feature a person or couple who have an interesting past; a promising future or who has made a contribution to the quality of life in our community. This week the spotlight shines on two of our favorite residents, Trude and Skip Smith. Their story begins back when they were in kindergarten together in Kenilworth, New Jersey. Skip boasts that they have photos of the two of them in class pictures. Skip confesses that at that time in his life he was more interested in the Graham crackers and milk than in Trude. A sense of humor is one of the qualities that have kept these two together all these years. Time marched on and Skips interests changed. He invited Trude to the Junior Prom and from that evening on, they have been a couple. After their graduation from Jonathan Dayton Regional High School, Trude took a job with an appraisal company and Skip joined the U.S. Navy. It was the troubling days of the Vietnam War and Skip was not content serving on board a ship; he wanted to see the action. He volunteered for the Brown Water Navy; those were sailors who operated in the rivers and tributaries of Vietnam on Swift Boats. After receiving specialized weapons training at Camp Pendleton, California, going to survival school at Widby Island and SEAL school in Coronado, California, Skip was ready to take his place in the elite special operations forces of Vietnam. During this time period, Trude flew to California and married her lifelong sweetheart, Skip. Not including their children, this was the first of three Best decisions of our lives according to both of them. In Skips absence, Trude would endure the loneliness and separation of a Navy wife. She would also have the first of their three sons, Steven. During his service in Vietnam, Skip earned the respect and admiration of his fellow sailors and Marines. He also earned many awards and medals including the Vietnam Service Medal. He is modest about his accomplishments but does acknowledge he was recognized by New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine several years after the fact when New Jersey recognized those who volunteered and served in Vietnam. Trude maintained their home in National City, California, during Skips tour of duty. When he left the Navy the two of them returned to New Jersey. They found a home in Piscataway and Skip immediately began his apprenticeship to become an electrician. Two more sons would be born into the family; Andy and Kevin. Trude was and is a proud Mom who brags about her many hours spent taking the boys to sports activities and school events. She laughingly recalls the days of watching the kids playing T-Ball; being a soccer mom; bringing treats to the games and shuttling the boys and their teammates around. Skip managed to get promoted in his career as he became a manager. 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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 Church is at 525 Marion Oaks Trail. Please call 352-347-5683 for further information and directions to the church. Christian Life Assembly of GodDr. Charles Estridge will be preaching in the morning service at Christian Life Assembly of God on Feb. 3. Dr. Estridge was formerly chairman of the department of New Testament at Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida, vice president of academic affairs at both Central Bible College in Springfield, Missouri and World Harvest Bible College in Ohio. Dr. Estridge will give an update on his current work with West Africa Advanced School of Theology and preach in the 10:45 a.m. service. Christian Life Assembly of God is at 9644 S.W. County Road 484 (near State Road 200), Ocala. You may call 352-237-6950 for information. First Congregational United Church of ChristAsh Wednesday service at First Congregational United Church of Christ is at 6 p.m. on Feb. 13. The church is at 7171 S.W. State Road 200. Call 352-237-3035, for more information. Countryside PresbyterianThe Rev. Gary Marshall will perform the imposition of ashes marking the beginning of Lent at the noon service on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. The ashes are made from the palms from last years Palm Sunday. For further information, call the church office at 352-237-4633. Joy Lutheran ChurchAsh Wednesday begins the Lenten season on Feb. 13. Joy Evangelical Church will have a worship service at 6:45 p.m. The theme for Lent for the Wednesday services will be The Baggage We Carry. Each Wednesday (2:45 and 6:45 p.m.) during Lent, Senior Pastor Edward Holloway, Jr. will provide the message on such topics as Fear, Doubt, Discontent, Intolerance, and Self-Image. The theme for the Sunday worship services (8:15 a.m. and 11 a.m.) will be The Road to Holiness. Pastor Holloways message will be on Apping to Holiness (2/17), A House on the Road to Holiness (2/24), Repentance on the Road to Holiness (3/3), The Father Waits on the Road to Holiness (3/10), Anointing on the Road to Holiness (3/17), and Where the Road to Holiness Leads (3/24). All are welcome to attend these services. Joy Evangelical Lutheran Church is on Southwest State Road 200 at 83rd Place, Ocala. For further information, contact the church office at 352-854-4509 ext.221. St. Jude Catholic Creole Masses for the Haitians in our community are celebrated every second and fourth Sunday of the month at 5 p.m. The next dates are Feb. 10 and Feb. 24. Classes for Spanish as a second language continue to be offered every Thursday starting at 3:30 p.m. for beginners. Lent begins this month with Ash Wednesday on Feb. 13. Distribution of ashes will take place during Masses to be celebrated at 8 a.m. and 7 p.m., as well as at the Service of the Word to be held at noon. Stations of the Cross will be held every Friday during Lent beginning Feb. 15 at 8:30 a.m. in English through March 22 and at 7 p.m. in Spanish through March 29. As part of the Lenten preparation for Easter, Fr. Jorge Torres will be preaching a mission in English from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23. The St. Jude Ladies Guild is planning a benefit potluck Valentine Dinner for Saturday, Feb. 16 at 5:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Attendees are asked to bring a dish to share. Tickets are $7 per person. Children under the age of 10 are free. Friday, February 8, 2013 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com Read the classifieds 18 ~ Friday, February 8, 2013 www.smcitizen.com RELIGION CONTINUED FROM PAGE 14 Members of The Interfaith Alliance of Marion County at its annual meeting on Jan. 30, following the Dr. Joel Lasky Memorial Lecture at the College of Central Florida, accepted by acclamation the recommendations of its nominating committee by electing the following officers for 2013: President Rev. Peggy Hostetler, pastor, Oakbrook Center for Spiritual Living; Vice President Rev. Dr. Harold McSwain, Jr., pastor, First Congregational United Church of Christ; Secretary/TreasurerBetty Jean Wochinski, member, Unity Church of Ocala; and Assistant Secretary/Treasurer-Rev. Theodore Klebes, pastor, World Life Ministry. Three past presidents of the local chapter comprised the nominating committee appointed by outgoing president Delphine Herbert. They included Larry Collins, Barbara Fitos and Dr. Scott A. Olsen. The Interfaith Alliance of Marion County is part of a national organization formed in 1994 which champions religious freedom by respecting individual rights, promoting policies that protect vital boundaries between religion and government and uniting diverse voices to challenge extremism and build common ground. For more information please visit http//:TIAMarionCounty.org or email TIAofMarionCountyFL@gmail.com. Interfaith chooses new officers Those of you who have already seen Dick and the others perform; you know what Im talking about. A wide variety of instruments and music comes forth for the audiences listening and dancing pleasure. If you havent been to one of these informal jam sessions you have to try it out. Theres a wide variety of talent on display from beginners to professional and an even wider variety of styles. Youll hear blues; jazz; pop; polkas; waltzes and more. The doors open at 5:30 so bring your favorite beverages and snacks and plan on an evening of great musical entertainment. Sports NightWhen asked, Who won the big game? the people of Cherrywood can honestly say, The Wounded Warriors Fund. Thanks to the generous support of Chris Zacco of Cherrywood Property Management and the expert planning of our Social Committee, over $330 was raised for this worthy charity. Sports Night brought out more than 80 people enjoy sloppy joes; hot dogs and other goodies. Through raffles and door prizes, and from donations for the food, the Social Committee under the leadership of Fred and Jay OHern was able to set a fundraising record for a single nights event. Thanks to all who took part; the volunteers who served and helped out; and thanks to you, the residents of Cherrywood for your generosity. A good time was had by all and everyone who attended is looking forward to next year. By the way, the game wasnt bad either as evidenced by the loud cheers of avid fans. Garden ClubOpen to the entire community, our Garden Club will be meeting on the patio of the clubhouse on Feb. 13 at 11 a.m. With the spring planting season just around the corner, this is an ideal time to meet with others and discuss ways to make your lawn and garden thrive. You are invited to bring along some plants or cuttings to get advice on and suggestions for maximum success. If you are interested in any aspect of gardening from water features to lawn maintenance and everything in between, you should be at this meeting. This is a chance to learn how to have a green thumb; spruce up your landscaping and meet with some really fun and knowledgeable people. Its also free so you cant beat a deal like this. Karaoke Night On Feb. 23, Karaoke Night returns to the clubhouse. Bill LaVertue has a brand new sound system he will be using that allows the singers to face the audience instead of the big screen. In addition, this new system is independently controlled so the microphones will be coordinated with the music levels. This promises to be a great improvement over last months session that was dominated by technical problems. Bill even promises to make your humble correspondent sound acceptable. Well see how that works out. If you were at last months Karaoke and felt a little disappointed, give it another shot and come out at 7 p.m. Bring your friends; beverages and snacks for a good time of listening; singing and dancing. Admission is free; the entertainment is, well, very entertaining; in fact sometimes its down right humorous. Dont get me wrong, we have some really talented singers whom youll enjoy hearing as well. This is a fun night for everyone so come out and give it a try.Comedy NightCherrywoods Spring Comedy Fest is coming March 4. This event is free to our residents thanks to the generosity of Cherrywood Property Management, Chris and Mario Zacco and the planning of our Social Committee. Tickets and reservations are available from Geri in the office so stop by soon as this is a sell out event. Comic Jim Moody will be our featured performer. Known as the Crowd Teaser, his combination of jokes; magic and interaction with the audience will have you in stitches. Jim describes his show as Out of the sleeve magic with off the cuff comedy. He has performed at conventions; on board ship; and any place in between where large groups of people gather. Two shows are available; one at 5:30 and the other at 7:30. Light snacks; iced tea and lemonade will be served. A door prize will be awarded at each show. Jim is an experienced performer with polish and pizzazz who will entertain and delight on Cherrywood Comedy Night. Hospice honors Cherrywood residentThanks to a good friend of Hospice of Marion County, a $1,000 check was just received from a wonderful fundraising cruise that sailed Nov. 11 to Nov. 18, 2012 with Laura Kane Travel. The bad news is the good friend who planned the fundraising venture was not able to sail away. Nancy Archer, whose husband Frank passed at Legacy Hospice House on March 28, 2010 is always hard at work trying to help Hospice of Marion County. Nancy worked with Laura Kane of Laura Kane Travel to set up a cruise that would be a fun vacation while raising money for Hospice. Unfortunately Nancy was not able to cruise with the group. Laura Kane and the group still sailed and Laura donated $1,000 to Hospice thanks to the many people who joined the cruise. CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 17 Winners at Sports Sunday included Christi giovanniello, Theresa Torrusio and Fred OHern. 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Newcomers welcomeOn Feb. 16 at 10 in the morning, your Welcoming Committee will hold a Meet and Greet Coffee for those who are new to our community. If youve moved into Cherrywood within the past several months and not attended one of these informative and friendly sessions, contact Geri in the office and make your reservation. In addition to enjoying coffee and pastries, newbies get a chance to learn about Marion County; its facilities and services. This session will include representatives of the Veterans Club; Activities Team; Entertainment Committee; CERT; and many others. One of the bonuses of attending is receiving the specially prepared welcome packet that has maps; addresses of hospitals and county buildings; civic organizations and much more. In short, you wont want to miss out on this special event and youll be especially happy you attended when you find out all of this helpful information. TriviaDonna James, our quizmaster for Trivia, is all prepared to pose some funny; obscure; little known and down right difficult questions to everyone on Wednesday, Feb. 26, in the clubhouse. Trivia Night is a fun evening where everyone divides into teams of three or four people and then they try to answer the questions Donna puts up on the big screen. The winner gets a small cash prize and bragging rights for a month while the losers, well, they get a good time and the right to say, Wait until next month. It only costs a dollar per player for the evening with all the proceeds going to the Wounded Warrior Project. To date there has been over $200 given to this worthy cause. Bring your friends and neighbors along with some liquid refreshments and snacks and come on down to the clubhouse for an evening of laughter and challenging excitement. The game starts promptly at 6 p.m. so dont be late. See you there for a great time. CribbageTuesdays at 12:30 p.m. in the card room of the clubhouse, beginners and experienced players get together for an afternoon of Cribbage. If you play, you are welcome to come and enjoy the head to head competition and if you are just learning or have never played before, you are welcome to come and learn this fun card game. Players both beginner and experienced are needed to bring a challenge to some and a helping hand to others. Dont pass up this opportunity to learn Cribbage. Ladies billiards Our Ladies Traveling Billiard Team beat Ocala Palms last week in their tournament. Both teams were in top form and the ladies of Cherrywood were lucky enough to pull out a 14 to 13 win over the Royals. Shooting pool is a favorite sport here at Cherrywood and if you have any interest at all, you should make yourself available to learn; practice and perfect your game. Ladies, contact Ruth Hurley at 352-8737208 while men can contact Rich Hurley at the same number. Newcomers who would like to get a feel for the game and get to know some of the guys that play, just come to clubhouse most days at 9 a.m. Youll find a good group who are friendly, helpful and who will welcome you. Billiards is a great sport and its getting bigger every day. Whether youre a guy or a gal, come out and see for yourself how much fun it can be. Veterans Club will honor survivorsSince its founding, the Veterans Club, 23 of its members have passed away. As is our custom, every year we honor the family members of those who have gone before. This year our Recognition Tea will be held on Feb. 19 at 2 p.m. in the clubhouse. This is an invitation only event so we are asking all of the guests to please contact Eve Houghtaling at 352-8616151 or Ruth Hurley at 352-873-7208. This Tea is organized to pay our respects to our survivors for their devotion and commitment as well as showing them that neither they nor their late loved ones are forgotten. Light refreshments and a special presentation will highlight the observance. Please note, this is not a luncheon as was previously reported. Accordion ClubFor those of you who read Spotlight on Excellence you will remember our feature on Dick Richards a couple of weeks ago. Dick is a world class accordionist who has spent his life entertaining people as a band leader and as a single act. Now he is at Cherrywood and leads the way for our Accordion Club and more. On Wednesday, Feb. 27, he will again bring his many friends and their instruments to our clubhouse for an evening of pure musical delight. Friday, February 8, 2013 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 16 ~ Friday, February 8, 2013 www.smcitizen.com N early 25 people have signed up so far for the Marion County Kidney Foundation annual 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, March 2. Holly Bragdon has agreed to lead our team of participants in honor of Skip Smith; a member of the Veterans Club and long time resident (see Spotlight on Excellence in this column). This annual event takes place at Baseline Road Florida Greenway Trailhead located at 4225 S.E. 58th Ave. in Ocala. The runners begin at 8 a.m. and five minutes later, the walkers take to the course. For the second year in row our residents are taking part in this fun, fund raising event that benefits the citizens of Marion County. Vendors will be present giving away free gifts as well as musicians playing for the crowd and the participants. Kids activities and refreshments are also available so this is a really cool family friendly event. The all volunteer foundation is a nonprofit organization that provides services and education throughout the county. Theres still time to sign up and theres always time to make a pledge. Contact Holly at 352-873-8223 to register or make a pledge for this great charity. Remember, you dont have to be a Cherrywood resident to take part. Lets make this year the biggest and best ever for our friend Skip; for our neighbors and for our fellow citizens. Craft show this weekendGet to the clubhouse early for the Cherrywood Estates Spring Sweetheart Craft Show on Saturday, Feb. 9. The doors open at 9 a.m. and this show is open to the public. If you live in Southwest Marion County, our clubhouse is very easy to find. When you arrive, you will find all kinds of crafts and goodies in the friendly atmosphere of the clubhouse. See and purchase items as diverse as painted gourds; jewelry; note cards; hand woven baskets; handmade purses; wood crafts and a lot more. All of these items are expertly hand crafted and available at reasonable prices. In addition to all the art and unique items available, there will be raffles and a bake sale. The Cherrywood Songbirds will be selling tasty treats at their bake sale and our Activities Team will provide a delicious and very affordable lunch menu You wont want to miss out on this event where you can find expertly crafted specialty items; enjoy a scrumptious lunch and polish it off with a delicious pastry. Admission is free and the show is open from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9. Youll find the clubhouse by turning off 62nd Avenue on to 102nd Street Road in beautiful Cherrywood Estates. Valentines DanceTickets are going fast for the romantic event of the year here at Cherrywood; the annual Valentines Dance. Saturday, Feb. 16, everyone is invited to come to the beautifully decorated clubhouse for an evening of dancing and romancing. For only three dollars per person you can come out and enjoy the music of Richard Becotte as he plays your favorite tunes from his library of nearly 5,000 titles. Taste the delicious finger foods provided by the Activities Team and spend time with your neighbors and friends as we celebrate an evening of love. As a special treat Lentz Henderson will be taking photos of couples from 7 to 9 p.m. and he will do the group photos from 9 p.m. until he is done. He will be charging just $2 for a photo. These photos are the ones we have on the Brag Wall in the Clubhouse. Be sure to see Geri and get your reservation and your tickets. You wont find a better entertainment bang for your buck or a more romantic setting than the Valentines Day Dance. Cherrywood kicking kidney disease as people sign up for run/walk Cherrywood John Everlove PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD PAGE17 CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 16 Ladies Billiards Team, Julie Giles, Donna Moran, Judy Reed, Holly Bragdon, Ruth Hurley and Kathy Underwood. SEE CHERRYWOOD PAGE18 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 20% OFF 20% OFF LUNCH LUNCH Excluding Tues., Sat., and Specials. With purchase of beverage. TWO DINNERS FOR $20.00 TWO DINNERS FOR $20.00 Choice of: Veal Parm, Lasagna, Chicken Parm, Eggplant Parm, Shrimp Scampi. With Soup or Salad & 1 Dessert (Zeppolis or Cheesecake) w/Purchase of Beverage Whole Wheat Pasta Available 000DWRN 000DV0E 000DWH4 1 9 7 7 3 E P E N N S Y L V A N I A A V E 1 9 7 7 3 E P E N N S Y L V A N I A A V E 19773 E. PENNSYLVANIA AVE. D U N N E L L O N 5 4 7 4 7 7 7 D U N N E L L O N 5 4 7 4 7 7 7 DUNNELLON 547-4777 O N T H E R A I N B O W R I V E R O N T H E R A I N B O W R I V E R ON THE RAINBOW RIVER 3 8 2 1 N W H W Y 2 7 3 8 2 1 N W H W Y 2 7 3821 NW HWY. 27 O C A L A O F F I 7 5 2 3 7 1 7 7 7 O C A L A O F F I 7 5 2 3 7 1 7 7 7 OCALA, OFF I-75 237-1777 FREE APPETIZER SAMPLE With Purchase of 2 Entres Not valid with NY Strip Special or sandwiches. Coupon required. Not valid with any other offer or discount. Expires 3/11/13. $13.99 Hwy. 27 & Dunnellon $ 1 OFF ANY SANDWICH Coupon required. Not valid with any other offer or discount. Expires 3/11/13. Hwy. 27 & Dunnellon $ 3 OFF ANY TWO ENTRES Not valid with NY Strip Special, sandwiches or burgers. Coupon required. Not valid with any other offer or discount. Expires 3/11/13. Hwy. 27 & Dunnellon $13.99 30 PC. SHRIMP DINNER EVERY TUESDAY NO COUPONS TWO FOR $20 10 OZ. NY STRIPS EVERY WEDNESDAY NO COUPONS HAPPY HOUR & DAILY DRINK SPECIALS 000DZH4 Our Place Saloon 352-854-4711 NFL PKG. BUZZTIME TRIVIA MARDI-GRAS PARTY FEB. 16 6:00 PM Jambalya, Gumbo & The Works, Beads & Good Music $10.00 per plate Sun-Sat 10am-2am Near Lowes on Hwy. 200 Circle Square Plaza 7651 SR 200, Ocala, FL 34476 HAPPY HOUR 10-6 DAILY DJ/KAROAKE FRI & SA T 11100 SW 93 Ct. Rd. Suite 12, Ocala, FL Mon-Thur 11am-10pm Fri & Sat 11am-11pm Sunday 11am-9pm 402-0003 GOOD FOOD GOOD SPORTS 000DSO1 Happy Hour: 3-Close 1/2 Price Draft Beer & Wine Estate Planning Wills Trusts Real Estate Probate Corporations Medicaid Qualifying Tax Law 7480 SW SR 200 Ocala, FL 34476 Robert A. Stermer, LL.M (TAX) Attorney At Law 000DVT4 8 6 1 0 4 4 7 8 6 1 0 4 4 7 861 0447 No Charge for Initial Consultation The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our qualificati ons and experience. 000DWRR You Have Tried The Rest... NOW TRY THE BEST I t a l i a n R e s t a u r a n t & P i z z a Italian Restaurant & Pizza A Taste of Brooklyn in Ocala JASMINE PLAZA 6106 SW State Rd. 200 Ocala, FL (352) 861-2828 HOURS : Mon.-Thurs. 11AM 8:30PM Fri. & Sat. 11AM 9:30 PM Sunday Closed MONDAY ONLY SPAGHETTI with Meatballs $ 6.99 Dine-In or Take-Out No Coupon Necessary TUESDAY ONLY LARGE 16 8-Slice Cheese Pizza $ 6.99 Dine-In or Take-Out No Coupon Necessary Best Pizza C ATERING A VAILABLE C h i n a H o u s e C h i n a H o u s e China House D INING T O G O OR E AT -I N (352) 522-0008 (Next to Subway) 000DUU2 11352 N. Williams St. (Sweetbay Plaza) Please Call (352) 489-9763 C h i n a W o k B u f f e t C h i n a W o k B u f f e t China Wok Buffet Lunch $6.65 Dinner $8.85 ROAST BEEF EVERY FRIDAY, SATURDAY NIGHT SUNDAY ALL DAY 7 1 1 1 9 3 T a s t e T h e B e s t T a s t e T h e B e s t Taste The Best 000DVT1 REALTY One Week Real Estate School Foxfire Realty Has Expanded Now Hiring! Full Training! Call Today! Now Hiring Naomi Furbush 352-479-0123 000DVVK ALL FAITH CREMATION SOCIETY 000DWJK 00075X7 Clip and Save Clip and Save Clip and Save Clip and Save Grandfather Clock 352-873-7587 GRANDFATHER CLOCK REPAIR Service and repairs 43 years full time experience Specializing in floor clocks. In Florida Jan., Feb., Mar., April (In Pennsylvania the other months) 0 0 0 D P 6 G 000DXHQ Internal Medicine Associates Of Ocala Board Certifications in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics Thomas Mohan ARNP Sharon Marques M.D. K.N. Reddy M.D. Connie L. Hartley ARNP Herma Baker FNP-BC OFFICE LOCATIONS: 4840 S U.S. Hwy. 41, Dunnellon (352) 489-5152 1623 SW 1St Ave., Ocala (352) 732-9844 9401 SW Hwy. 200, Bldg. 500 Ste. 501 & 502, Ocala (352) 854-9991 Ask About Weight Loss Programs!! High Blood Pressure Diabetes Weight Loss Womens Health All Arthritic Problems Heart Disease Lung Problems Complete Physicals Call For An Appt. Today! 352-414-5312 ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS! Free Screenings! 000DY79 000DXJ2 Se Habla Espaol Compassionate Vet Care for Dogs, Cats, Birds, Exotics & Horses at Your Ocala-Area Home or Farm at No Extra Cost to You! You sit & stay. We roll over & heal. (352)615-3997 DOCTOR IN THE HOUSE Mobile Veterinary Services, Inc. Dr. Tony Mutchler, DVM

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Newcomers welcomeOn Feb. 16 at 10 in the morning, your Welcoming Committee will hold a Meet and Greet Coffee for those who are new to our community. If youve moved into Cherrywood within the past several months and not attended one of these informative and friendly sessions, contact Geri in the office and make your reservation. In addition to enjoying coffee and pastries, newbies get a chance to learn about Marion County; its facilities and services. This session will include representatives of the Veterans Club; Activities Team; Entertainment Committee; CERT; and many others. One of the bonuses of attending is receiving the specially prepared welcome packet that has maps; addresses of hospitals and county buildings; civic organizations and much more. In short, you wont want to miss out on this special event and youll be especially happy you attended when you find out all of this helpful information. TriviaDonna James, our quizmaster for Trivia, is all prepared to pose some funny; obscure; little known and down right difficult questions to everyone on Wednesday, Feb. 26, in the clubhouse. Trivia Night is a fun evening where everyone divides into teams of three or four people and then they try to answer the questions Donna puts up on the big screen. The winner gets a small cash prize and bragging rights for a month while the losers, well, they get a good time and the right to say, Wait until next month. It only costs a dollar per player for the evening with all the proceeds going to the Wounded Warrior Project. To date there has been over $200 given to this worthy cause. Bring your friends and neighbors along with some liquid refreshments and snacks and come on down to the clubhouse for an evening of laughter and challenging excitement. The game starts promptly at 6 p.m. so dont be late. See you there for a great time. CribbageTuesdays at 12:30 p.m. in the card room of the clubhouse, beginners and experienced players get together for an afternoon of Cribbage. If you play, you are welcome to come and enjoy the head to head competition and if you are just learning or have never played before, you are welcome to come and learn this fun card game. Players both beginner and experienced are needed to bring a challenge to some and a helping hand to others. Dont pass up this opportunity to learn Cribbage. Ladies billiards Our Ladies Traveling Billiard Team beat Ocala Palms last week in their tournament. Both teams were in top form and the ladies of Cherrywood were lucky enough to pull out a 14 to 13 win over the Royals. Shooting pool is a favorite sport here at Cherrywood and if you have any interest at all, you should make yourself available to learn; practice and perfect your game. Ladies, contact Ruth Hurley at 352-8737208 while men can contact Rich Hurley at the same number. Newcomers who would like to get a feel for the game and get to know some of the guys that play, just come to clubhouse most days at 9 a.m. Youll find a good group who are friendly, helpful and who will welcome you. Billiards is a great sport and its getting bigger every day. Whether youre a guy or a gal, come out and see for yourself how much fun it can be. Veterans Club will honor survivorsSince its founding, the Veterans Club, 23 of its members have passed away. As is our custom, every year we honor the family members of those who have gone before. This year our Recognition Tea will be held on Feb. 19 at 2 p.m. in the clubhouse. This is an invitation only event so we are asking all of the guests to please contact Eve Houghtaling at 352-8616151 or Ruth Hurley at 352-873-7208. This Tea is organized to pay our respects to our survivors for their devotion and commitment as well as showing them that neither they nor their late loved ones are forgotten. Light refreshments and a special presentation will highlight the observance. Please note, this is not a luncheon as was previously reported. Accordion ClubFor those of you who read Spotlight on Excellence you will remember our feature on Dick Richards a couple of weeks ago. Dick is a world class accordionist who has spent his life entertaining people as a band leader and as a single act. Now he is at Cherrywood and leads the way for our Accordion Club and more. On Wednesday, Feb. 27, he will again bring his many friends and their instruments to our clubhouse for an evening of pure musical delight. Friday, February 8, 2013 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 16 ~ Friday, February 8, 2013 www.smcitizen.com N early 25 people have signed up so far for the Marion County Kidney Foundation annual 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, March 2. Holly Bragdon has agreed to lead our team of participants in honor of Skip Smith; a member of the Veterans Club and long time resident (see Spotlight on Excellence in this column). This annual event takes place at Baseline Road Florida Greenway Trailhead located at 4225 S.E. 58th Ave. in Ocala. The runners begin at 8 a.m. and five minutes later, the walkers take to the course. For the second year in row our residents are taking part in this fun, fund raising event that benefits the citizens of Marion County. Vendors will be present giving away free gifts as well as musicians playing for the crowd and the participants. Kids activities and refreshments are also available so this is a really cool family friendly event. The all volunteer foundation is a nonprofit organization that provides services and education throughout the county. Theres still time to sign up and theres always time to make a pledge. Contact Holly at 352-873-8223 to register or make a pledge for this great charity. Remember, you dont have to be a Cherrywood resident to take part. Lets make this year the biggest and best ever for our friend Skip; for our neighbors and for our fellow citizens. Craft show this weekendGet to the clubhouse early for the Cherrywood Estates Spring Sweetheart Craft Show on Saturday, Feb. 9. The doors open at 9 a.m. and this show is open to the public. If you live in Southwest Marion County, our clubhouse is very easy to find. When you arrive, you will find all kinds of crafts and goodies in the friendly atmosphere of the clubhouse. See and purchase items as diverse as painted gourds; jewelry; note cards; hand woven baskets; handmade purses; wood crafts and a lot more. All of these items are expertly hand crafted and available at reasonable prices. In addition to all the art and unique items available, there will be raffles and a bake sale. The Cherrywood Songbirds will be selling tasty treats at their bake sale and our Activities Team will provide a delicious and very affordable lunch menu You wont want to miss out on this event where you can find expertly crafted specialty items; enjoy a scrumptious lunch and polish it off with a delicious pastry. Admission is free and the show is open from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9. Youll find the clubhouse by turning off 62nd Avenue on to 102nd Street Road in beautiful Cherrywood Estates. Valentines DanceTickets are going fast for the romantic event of the year here at Cherrywood; the annual Valentines Dance. Saturday, Feb. 16, everyone is invited to come to the beautifully decorated clubhouse for an evening of dancing and romancing. For only three dollars per person you can come out and enjoy the music of Richard Becotte as he plays your favorite tunes from his library of nearly 5,000 titles. Taste the delicious finger foods provided by the Activities Team and spend time with your neighbors and friends as we celebrate an evening of love. As a special treat Lentz Henderson will be taking photos of couples from 7 to 9 p.m. and he will do the group photos from 9 p.m. until he is done. He will be charging just $2 for a photo. These photos are the ones we have on the Brag Wall in the Clubhouse. Be sure to see Geri and get your reservation and your tickets. You wont find a better entertainment bang for your buck or a more romantic setting than the Valentines Day Dance. Cherrywood kicking kidney disease as people sign up for run/walk Cherrywood John Everlove PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD PAGE17 CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 16 Ladies Billiards Team, Julie Giles, Donna Moran, Judy Reed, Holly Bragdon, Ruth Hurley and Kathy Underwood. SEE CHERRYWOOD PAGE18 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 20% OFF 20% OFF LUNCH LUNCH Excluding Tues., Sat., and Specials. With purchase of beverage. TWO DINNERS FOR $20.00 TWO DINNERS FOR $20.00 Choice of: Veal Parm, Lasagna, Chicken Parm, Eggplant Parm, Shrimp Scampi. With Soup or Salad & 1 Dessert (Zeppolis or Cheesecake) w/Purchase of Beverage Whole Wheat Pasta Available 000DWRN 000DV0E 000DWH4 1 9 7 7 3 E P E N N S Y L V A N I A A V E 1 9 7 7 3 E P E N N S Y L V A N I A A V E 19773 E. PENNSYLVANIA AVE. D U N N E L L O N 5 4 7 4 7 7 7 D U N N E L L O N 5 4 7 4 7 7 7 DUNNELLON 547-4777 O N T H E R A I N B O W R I V E R O N T H E R A I N B O W R I V E R ON THE RAINBOW RIVER 3 8 2 1 N W H W Y 2 7 3 8 2 1 N W H W Y 2 7 3821 NW HWY. 27 O C A L A O F F I 7 5 2 3 7 1 7 7 7 O C A L A O F F I 7 5 2 3 7 1 7 7 7 OCALA, OFF I-75 237-1777 FREE APPETIZER SAMPLE With Purchase of 2 Entres Not valid with NY Strip Special or sandwiches. Coupon required. Not valid with any other offer or discount. Expires 3/11/13. $13.99 Hwy. 27 & Dunnellon $ 1 OFF ANY SANDWICH Coupon required. Not valid with any other offer or discount. Expires 3/11/13. Hwy. 27 & Dunnellon $ 3 OFF ANY TWO ENTRES Not valid with NY Strip Special, sandwiches or burgers. Coupon required. Not valid with any other offer or discount. Expires 3/11/13. Hwy. 27 & Dunnellon $13.99 30 PC. SHRIMP DINNER EVERY TUESDAY NO COUPONS TWO FOR $20 10 OZ. NY STRIPS EVERY WEDNESDAY NO COUPONS HAPPY HOUR & DAILY DRINK SPECIALS 000DZH4 Our Place Saloon 352-854-4711 NFL PKG. BUZZTIME TRIVIA MARDI-GRAS PARTY FEB. 16 6:00 PM Jambalya, Gumbo & The Works, Beads & Good Music $10.00 per plate Sun-Sat 10am-2am Near Lowes on Hwy. 200 Circle Square Plaza 7651 SR 200, Ocala, FL 34476 HAPPY HOUR 10-6 DAILY DJ/KAROAKE FRI & SA T 11100 SW 93 Ct. Rd. Suite 12, Ocala, FL Mon-Thur 11am-10pm Fri & Sat 11am-11pm Sunday 11am-9pm 402-0003 GOOD FOOD GOOD SPORTS 000DSO1 Happy Hour: 3-Close 1/2 Price Draft Beer & Wine Estate Planning Wills Trusts Real Estate Probate Corporations Medicaid Qualifying Tax Law 7480 SW SR 200 Ocala, FL 34476 Robert A. Stermer, LL.M (TAX) Attorney At Law 000DVT4 8 6 1 0 4 4 7 8 6 1 0 4 4 7 861 0447 No Charge for Initial Consultation The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our qualificati ons and experience. 000DWRR You Have Tried The Rest... NOW TRY THE BEST I t a l i a n R e s t a u r a n t & P i z z a Italian Restaurant & Pizza A Taste of Brooklyn in Ocala JASMINE PLAZA 6106 SW State Rd. 200 Ocala, FL (352) 861-2828 HOURS : Mon.-Thurs. 11AM 8:30PM Fri. & Sat. 11AM 9:30 PM Sunday Closed MONDAY ONLY SPAGHETTI with Meatballs $ 6.99 Dine-In or Take-Out No Coupon Necessary TUESDAY ONLY LARGE 16 8-Slice Cheese Pizza $ 6.99 Dine-In or Take-Out No Coupon Necessary Best Pizza C ATERING A VAILABLE C h i n a H o u s e C h i n a H o u s e China House D INING T O G O OR E AT -I N (352) 522-0008 (Next to Subway) 000DUU2 11352 N. Williams St. (Sweetbay Plaza) Please Call (352) 489-9763 C h i n a W o k B u f f e t C h i n a W o k B u f f e t China Wok Buffet Lunch $6.65 Dinner $8.85 ROAST BEEF EVERY FRIDAY, SATURDAY NIGHT SUNDAY ALL DAY 7 1 1 1 9 3 T a s t e T h e B e s t T a s t e T h e B e s t Taste The Best 000DVT1 REALTY One Week Real Estate School Foxfire Realty Has Expanded Now Hiring! Full Training! Call Today! Now Hiring Naomi Furbush 352-479-0123 000DVVK ALL FAITH CREMATION SOCIETY 000DWJK 00075X7 Clip and Save Clip and Save Clip and Save Clip and Save Grandfather Clock 352-873-7587 GRANDFATHER CLOCK REPAIR Service and repairs 43 years full time experience Specializing in floor clocks. In Florida Jan., Feb., Mar., April (In Pennsylvania the other months) 0 0 0 D P 6 G 000DXHQ Internal Medicine Associates Of Ocala Board Certifications in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics Thomas Mohan ARNP Sharon Marques M.D. K.N. Reddy M.D. Connie L. Hartley ARNP Herma Baker FNP-BC OFFICE LOCATIONS: 4840 S U.S. Hwy. 41, Dunnellon (352) 489-5152 1623 SW 1St Ave., Ocala (352) 732-9844 9401 SW Hwy. 200, Bldg. 500 Ste. 501 & 502, Ocala (352) 854-9991 Ask About Weight Loss Programs!! High Blood Pressure Diabetes Weight Loss Womens Health All Arthritic Problems Heart Disease Lung Problems Complete Physicals Call For An Appt. Today! 352-414-5312 ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS! Free Screenings! 000DY79 000DXJ2 Se Habla Espaol Compassionate Vet Care for Dogs, Cats, Birds, Exotics & Horses at Your Ocala-Area Home or Farm at No Extra Cost to You! You sit & stay. We roll over & heal. (352)615-3997 DOCTOR IN THE HOUSE Mobile Veterinary Services, Inc. Dr. Tony Mutchler, DVM

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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 Church is at 525 Marion Oaks Trail. Please call 352-347-5683 for further information and directions to the church. Christian Life Assembly of GodDr. Charles Estridge will be preaching in the morning service at Christian Life Assembly of God on Feb. 3. Dr. Estridge was formerly chairman of the department of New Testament at Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida, vice president of academic affairs at both Central Bible College in Springfield, Missouri and World Harvest Bible College in Ohio. Dr. Estridge will give an update on his current work with West Africa Advanced School of Theology and preach in the 10:45 a.m. service. Christian Life Assembly of God is at 9644 S.W. County Road 484 (near State Road 200), Ocala. You may call 352-237-6950 for information. First Congregational United Church of ChristAsh Wednesday service at First Congregational United Church of Christ is at 6 p.m. on Feb. 13. The church is at 7171 S.W. State Road 200. Call 352-237-3035, for more information. Countryside PresbyterianThe Rev. Gary Marshall will perform the imposition of ashes marking the beginning of Lent at the noon service on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. The ashes are made from the palms from last years Palm Sunday. For further information, call the church office at 352-237-4633. Joy Lutheran ChurchAsh Wednesday begins the Lenten season on Feb. 13. Joy Evangelical Church will have a worship service at 6:45 p.m. The theme for Lent for the Wednesday services will be The Baggage We Carry. Each Wednesday (2:45 and 6:45 p.m.) during Lent, Senior Pastor Edward Holloway, Jr. will provide the message on such topics as Fear, Doubt, Discontent, Intolerance, and Self-Image. The theme for the Sunday worship services (8:15 a.m. and 11 a.m.) will be The Road to Holiness. Pastor Holloways message will be on Apping to Holiness (2/17), A House on the Road to Holiness (2/24), Repentance on the Road to Holiness (3/3), The Father Waits on the Road to Holiness (3/10), Anointing on the Road to Holiness (3/17), and Where the Road to Holiness Leads (3/24). All are welcome to attend these services. Joy Evangelical Lutheran Church is on Southwest State Road 200 at 83rd Place, Ocala. For further information, contact the church office at 352-854-4509 ext.221. St. Jude Catholic Creole Masses for the Haitians in our community are celebrated every second and fourth Sunday of the month at 5 p.m. The next dates are Feb. 10 and Feb. 24. Classes for Spanish as a second language continue to be offered every Thursday starting at 3:30 p.m. for beginners. Lent begins this month with Ash Wednesday on Feb. 13. Distribution of ashes will take place during Masses to be celebrated at 8 a.m. and 7 p.m., as well as at the Service of the Word to be held at noon. Stations of the Cross will be held every Friday during Lent beginning Feb. 15 at 8:30 a.m. in English through March 22 and at 7 p.m. in Spanish through March 29. As part of the Lenten preparation for Easter, Fr. Jorge Torres will be preaching a mission in English from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23. The St. Jude Ladies Guild is planning a benefit potluck Valentine Dinner for Saturday, Feb. 16 at 5:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Attendees are asked to bring a dish to share. Tickets are $7 per person. Children under the age of 10 are free. Friday, February 8, 2013 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com Read the classifieds 18 ~ Friday, February 8, 2013 www.smcitizen.com RELIGION CONTINUED FROM PAGE 14 Members of The Interfaith Alliance of Marion County at its annual meeting on Jan. 30, following the Dr. Joel Lasky Memorial Lecture at the College of Central Florida, accepted by acclamation the recommendations of its nominating committee by electing the following officers for 2013: President Rev. Peggy Hostetler, pastor, Oakbrook Center for Spiritual Living; Vice President Rev. Dr. Harold McSwain, Jr., pastor, First Congregational United Church of Christ; Secretary/TreasurerBetty Jean Wochinski, member, Unity Church of Ocala; and Assistant Secretary/Treasurer-Rev. Theodore Klebes, pastor, World Life Ministry. Three past presidents of the local chapter comprised the nominating committee appointed by outgoing president Delphine Herbert. They included Larry Collins, Barbara Fitos and Dr. Scott A. Olsen. The Interfaith Alliance of Marion County is part of a national organization formed in 1994 which champions religious freedom by respecting individual rights, promoting policies that protect vital boundaries between religion and government and uniting diverse voices to challenge extremism and build common ground. For more information please visit http//:TIAMarionCounty.org or email TIAofMarionCountyFL@gmail.com. Interfaith chooses new officers Those of you who have already seen Dick and the others perform; you know what Im talking about. A wide variety of instruments and music comes forth for the audiences listening and dancing pleasure. If you havent been to one of these informal jam sessions you have to try it out. Theres a wide variety of talent on display from beginners to professional and an even wider variety of styles. Youll hear blues; jazz; pop; polkas; waltzes and more. The doors open at 5:30 so bring your favorite beverages and snacks and plan on an evening of great musical entertainment. Sports NightWhen asked, Who won the big game? the people of Cherrywood can honestly say, The Wounded Warriors Fund. Thanks to the generous support of Chris Zacco of Cherrywood Property Management and the expert planning of our Social Committee, over $330 was raised for this worthy charity. Sports Night brought out more than 80 people enjoy sloppy joes; hot dogs and other goodies. Through raffles and door prizes, and from donations for the food, the Social Committee under the leadership of Fred and Jay OHern was able to set a fundraising record for a single nights event. Thanks to all who took part; the volunteers who served and helped out; and thanks to you, the residents of Cherrywood for your generosity. A good time was had by all and everyone who attended is looking forward to next year. By the way, the game wasnt bad either as evidenced by the loud cheers of avid fans. Garden ClubOpen to the entire community, our Garden Club will be meeting on the patio of the clubhouse on Feb. 13 at 11 a.m. With the spring planting season just around the corner, this is an ideal time to meet with others and discuss ways to make your lawn and garden thrive. You are invited to bring along some plants or cuttings to get advice on and suggestions for maximum success. If you are interested in any aspect of gardening from water features to lawn maintenance and everything in between, you should be at this meeting. This is a chance to learn how to have a green thumb; spruce up your landscaping and meet with some really fun and knowledgeable people. Its also free so you cant beat a deal like this. Karaoke Night On Feb. 23, Karaoke Night returns to the clubhouse. Bill LaVertue has a brand new sound system he will be using that allows the singers to face the audience instead of the big screen. In addition, this new system is independently controlled so the microphones will be coordinated with the music levels. This promises to be a great improvement over last months session that was dominated by technical problems. Bill even promises to make your humble correspondent sound acceptable. Well see how that works out. If you were at last months Karaoke and felt a little disappointed, give it another shot and come out at 7 p.m. Bring your friends; beverages and snacks for a good time of listening; singing and dancing. Admission is free; the entertainment is, well, very entertaining; in fact sometimes its down right humorous. Dont get me wrong, we have some really talented singers whom youll enjoy hearing as well. This is a fun night for everyone so come out and give it a try.Comedy NightCherrywoods Spring Comedy Fest is coming March 4. This event is free to our residents thanks to the generosity of Cherrywood Property Management, Chris and Mario Zacco and the planning of our Social Committee. Tickets and reservations are available from Geri in the office so stop by soon as this is a sell out event. Comic Jim Moody will be our featured performer. Known as the Crowd Teaser, his combination of jokes; magic and interaction with the audience will have you in stitches. Jim describes his show as Out of the sleeve magic with off the cuff comedy. He has performed at conventions; on board ship; and any place in between where large groups of people gather. Two shows are available; one at 5:30 and the other at 7:30. Light snacks; iced tea and lemonade will be served. A door prize will be awarded at each show. Jim is an experienced performer with polish and pizzazz who will entertain and delight on Cherrywood Comedy Night. Hospice honors Cherrywood residentThanks to a good friend of Hospice of Marion County, a $1,000 check was just received from a wonderful fundraising cruise that sailed Nov. 11 to Nov. 18, 2012 with Laura Kane Travel. The bad news is the good friend who planned the fundraising venture was not able to sail away. Nancy Archer, whose husband Frank passed at Legacy Hospice House on March 28, 2010 is always hard at work trying to help Hospice of Marion County. Nancy worked with Laura Kane of Laura Kane Travel to set up a cruise that would be a fun vacation while raising money for Hospice. Unfortunately Nancy was not able to cruise with the group. Laura Kane and the group still sailed and Laura donated $1,000 to Hospice thanks to the many people who joined the cruise. CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 17 Winners at Sports Sunday included Christi giovanniello, Theresa Torrusio and Fred OHern. 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Please call for an appointment time. 352-854-9110 8550 SW Hwy. 200 Ocala (Next to Big Lots) Free Hearing Evaluations and Video Ear Inspections We are pleased to announce that FREE Hearing Evaluations will be performed on Thursday, February 21, 2013 from 9am to 4pm here at

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Christs Church of Marion County Friday, Feb. 8: LifeLine Screening, by appointment. Saturday, Feb. 9: Mens Prayer Group, 8 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 10: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Friendship Fellowship Pot Luck Luncheon follows the Worship Service. Monday, Feb. 11: Bible Study, 10 a.m.; Garden Club, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12: Womens Crafts and Fellowship, 9 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14: Prayer and Praise Group, 9 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15: All Church Valentine Dinner, 6:30 p.m. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, http://www.ccomc.org.First CongregationalDo you believe that living in close community with our neighbors is the best way to live? The command to love our neighbors lies at the core of Gods plan for our lives and when we follow this mandate, it changes everything. The journey begins when we choose a lifestyle of conversation and community over a lifestyle of busyness and accumulation. Its about making room for life and choosing to befriend those God has placed around us. This Lenten Study on The Art of Neighboring: Building Genuine Relationships Right Outside Your Door is an invitation to step into the kind of relationships and life rhythms we were created to enjoy. We will be dealing with topics such as: Who Is My Neighbor?; Taking the Great Commandment Seriously; The Fear Factor; Baby Steps; The Art of Receiving; The Art of Setting Boundaries; The Art of Focusing; and Better Together. In the course of this Lenten Study, we will understand why neighboring really matters and rediscover the value of pursuing relationships with the people who live around us. When Jesus was asked to reduce everything in the Bible into one command, Jesus said: Love God with everything you have and love your neighbor as yourself. What if Jesus meant that we should love our actual neighbors? You know....the people who live right next door. All are welcome to attend this important discussion, which begins on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at noon, and continues each week (same day, time and location for five consecutive weeks). A light soup lunch will be served following the program. First Congregational United Church of Christ is at 7171 S.W. State Road 200. For more information, call 352-237-3035, or email us at uccocala.org. 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 ChurchSunday services at Friendship Baptist Church on Feb. 10 begin with Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. Adult classes are taught by Bill Wallett and Linda Brown. At the 10:45 a.m. Morning Worship Service the FBC choir will be singing Ive Got a Love, arranged by Mike Speck. Pastor Randall Brown will also bring a stimulating Bible Message from the Word of God to the hearts of the people. The Sunday Evening Worship and Bible Study begins at 6 p.m. Pastor Phil Wade, from Rome, Georgia, will be the special speaker for the Valentines Service, Feb. 14 at 7 p.m. Special music will be provided by Tina Mineo. All are welcome to attend. Friendship Baptist Church is at 9510 S.W. 105th St., off State Road 200. The church phone is 352-237-2640. Community Congregational Community 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 352-307-0584. 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. Friday, February 8, 2013 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 14 ~ Friday, February 8, 2013 www.smcitizen.com M AINTAIN THE H EALTH OF Y OUR B USINESS Advertise in Religion SEE RELIGION PAGE15 Hospice of Marion County is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. Since 1983, it has served the citizens of Marion County and been a leader in assisting with end-of-life issues. It is efforts like this cruise and people like Nancy Archer and Laura Kane that have allowed this non-profit to continue to grow.(Article by Karen Haven) Last call for BiloxiTime is running out to get in on the Feb. 17 through the 20th trip to the IP Casino Resort and Spa in Biloxi. For one low package rate youll receive three nights accommodations at the luxurious IP Casino; Deluxe Motor Coach transportation with a professional driver and $25 in free slot play. In addition, youll receive $24 in food coupons. Not enough bargain for your bucks? What if we through in a visit to the Palace Casino and Hard Rock Casino and provide $15 in free slot play at both venues? Of course you want to enjoy a wonderful getaway surrounded by great food; entertainment and shopping. Call Natalie today at 352-854-4561 and book your reservation.Spotlight on Excellence Each week we feature a person or couple who have an interesting past; a promising future or who has made a contribution to the quality of life in our community. This week the spotlight shines on two of our favorite residents, Trude and Skip Smith. Their story begins back when they were in kindergarten together in Kenilworth, New Jersey. Skip boasts that they have photos of the two of them in class pictures. Skip confesses that at that time in his life he was more interested in the Graham crackers and milk than in Trude. A sense of humor is one of the qualities that have kept these two together all these years. Time marched on and Skips interests changed. He invited Trude to the Junior Prom and from that evening on, they have been a couple. After their graduation from Jonathan Dayton Regional High School, Trude took a job with an appraisal company and Skip joined the U.S. Navy. It was the troubling days of the Vietnam War and Skip was not content serving on board a ship; he wanted to see the action. He volunteered for the Brown Water Navy; those were sailors who operated in the rivers and tributaries of Vietnam on Swift Boats. After receiving specialized weapons training at Camp Pendleton, California, going to survival school at Widby Island and SEAL school in Coronado, California, Skip was ready to take his place in the elite special operations forces of Vietnam. During this time period, Trude flew to California and married her lifelong sweetheart, Skip. Not including their children, this was the first of three Best decisions of our lives according to both of them. In Skips absence, Trude would endure the loneliness and separation of a Navy wife. She would also have the first of their three sons, Steven. During his service in Vietnam, Skip earned the respect and admiration of his fellow sailors and Marines. He also earned many awards and medals including the Vietnam Service Medal. He is modest about his accomplishments but does acknowledge he was recognized by New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine several years after the fact when New Jersey recognized those who volunteered and served in Vietnam. Trude maintained their home in National City, California, during Skips tour of duty. When he left the Navy the two of them returned to New Jersey. They found a home in Piscataway and Skip immediately began his apprenticeship to become an electrician. Two more sons would be born into the family; Andy and Kevin. Trude was and is a proud Mom who brags about her many hours spent taking the boys to sports activities and school events. She laughingly recalls the days of watching the kids playing T-Ball; being a soccer mom; bringing treats to the games and shuttling the boys and their teammates around. Skip managed to get promoted in his career as he became a manager. A proud member of the union, Skip talks about keeping his union card and being a manager as well. He states, I always worked well with my crews. I cant remember ever losing my temper on the job. CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 18 Hospice cruise, Nancy Haven, Nancy Archer and Laura Kane. PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD PAGE20 000DMSG Dr. Stubrud, Dr. Sands and Dr. Simpson Chiropractic, Massage, Acupuncture N 1/4 Mi. SR 200 103rd St. Rd. www.downtownchiropractic.us 8484 SW 103rd St. Rd. 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Aside from being a full time wife and mother, Trude was self employed in the field of tax accounting; typing and general administrative duties. She also managed a profitable family owned investment business. For 35 years, Skip worked for Schoonover Electrical and upon the successful completion of a six and a half million dollar project he was offered an early retirement. Since their children were grown and they were sick of winters, this brought about the second best decision of the couples lives. They decided to escape the cold; snow; sleet and other miseries of living up north and move to Florida. This brought about the third of their good decisions; they moved into Cherrywood. In this community they found everything they had been looking for; a safe and friendly place to live; good friends and good weather. Skip and Trude blended right in becoming active in the Veterans Club and other organizations. Skip was always there when needed for Ritz House or Memorial Day or any other occasion where volunteers were needed. Neither ever failed to answer a call for help from a neighbor whether it was with an electrical problem; a handyman project; or something personal where some one needed help. Their giving ways were greatly appreciated. Not long after their move here, they began to care for their parents. Within a short two year span, both of Skips parents and Trudes dad passed away. In spite of these hardships, the two remained cheerful and upbeat, never ceasing in their efforts to help others. Fortunately, Trudes mom is still alive and lives in a near by assisted living facility because there are other issues that Trude and Skip have been facing. If it were possible they would have her mother living in their own home. One of the lasting effects of Vietnam on many who served there is the results of exposure to Agent Orange. Skip has received a 90 percent disability from the Veterans Administration and has undergone some serious health issues throughout the years since he served. Currently he is on dialysis. Because Trude and Skip are held in such high esteem here in the community, they enjoy the support and affection of many dedicated friends. These friends are teaming up in honor of Skip by taking part in the 5K run/walk for the Marion County Kidney Foundation. (See article in this column) The team is calling themselves Skip-ings in his honor. Skip suffered a near fatal attack and was hospitalized for several months. After returning home confined to a wheelchair, he was wheeled into the clubhouse by Trude where one of our events was taking place. When they entered, everyone stopped what they were doing and rose to give them a standing ovation. Such is the affection this community has for these two. Through out all of the adversity they have faced, Trude and Skip maintain a keen sense of humor; a deep love for family and friends and an abiding devotion to each other. Trude and Skip are long time members and supporters of the Veterans Club. Trude is a member of the Feathered Friends Society; the Social Committee; and exercise class. Skip enjoys membership in the DAV; VFW and Vietnam Veterans Association. He is a life member of all of those organizations. You will see both Skip and Trude at most of our social functions. They will be the ones with the beautiful smiles; surrounded by friends. If you dont know them, introduce yourself or youll be missing something special. From Your ReporterOur team is gathering steam for the Marion County Kidney Foundation 5K Run/Walk; the Wounded Warriors are getting a healthy check to support their work. The Veterans Club is hosting a Tea Hour to honor the widows of our organization; all this and more in just a few short weeks of the New Year. Where else could a person be surrounded by so many people who are willing to do good things just to help out their community? No place but Cherrywood. Congratulations my neighbors; be proud of yourselves. If you have an idea or suggestion for the Cherrywood section of the Citizen, please feel free to contact me at urperssec@yahoo.com. It is always a pleasure to hear from you; our readers. Friday, February 8, 2013 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 000DZ1Q R o c k i n g h a m M a l e C h o r u s Friday February 15 7:00 p.m. Ocala West United Methodist Church 9330 SW 105th Street 854-9550 20 ~ Friday, February 8, 2013 www.smcitizen.com U nder normal circumstances, I am a rather cool, calm and collected person. I say normal because not everything in my life is normal. It takes a lot to rattle this cage of mine but once rattled, look out whoever rattles it. I am saying all this to get to my point, which is, somebody hacked my computer e-mail account this past week. If you think I will take this sitting down, oh, I guess I am sitting down right now, but I assure you I will not stand for something like this. I have never been so rattled in my life. If a mistake is mine, I will own up to it. If it is not mine, look out sender. The first thing I did was to call my cousin who is an attorney, Charles SuesA-Lot, and laid the case out before him. My first question to my cousin attorney was very basic; Is it still against the law to murder someone? As all good attorneys do, he hesitated and thought about it. He then went on to explain that if he could prove insanity there was a good chance he could get somebody off very lightly. Insanity, I asked, is that hard to prove in a court of law? At this point, there was no hesitation whatsoever. My good lawyer cousin said, Not in your case. If insanity runs in our family, I am convinced it trotted over into his pasture a long time ago and has been milling around for years. At this point, murder is out. If I actually knew who this person was, I could defriend them like they do on Facebook. You can be sure I would defriend him with all of the sarcastic bitterness I could muster on that hot dog. I noticed this last week when I accessed my e-mail a bunch of different pop-ups popped up on my screen. Instinctively I tried to unpop them without any success whatsoever. Every time there was a pop-up, I had the instinctive desire to pop someone in the nose. At one stage, it got out of control and about 17,000 pop-ups jumped onto my computer screen at the same time. Without thinking, I immediately turned off my computer. If anybody knows what I did, you realize what I did was a terrible thing to do. I encrypted, or whatever the term is, these pop-ups permanently on my computer. When I opened up my computer, it was pop-up time for the hacker. Things can be done to unhack your computer, which I put in full force. I really wanted to hack into this hackers life except he probably does not have one. I mean, after all, where are the jollies of hacking into someones email account? I can see someone hacking into my bank account. I would love to see someone hack into my bank account and see how much money I dont have. If I were a small government, I could see somebody trying to hack into my email accounts. As it stands, where is the payoff in doing something like this? This ghost hacker cannot see me and my frustration after being hacked. So, what is the good of it all? These pop-ups on my computer were coming fast and furious. Then it hit me. This is not some ghost hacker hacking into my e-mail account, it must be the government. The government must be behind it. I remember something called fast and furious in the news a while back. Was this what they were talking about? Am I now a casualty of Big Brother-itis? There were many similarities between what I was going through and our government. First off, the whole thing was rather annoying. I am not sure there has ever been a time in our country when the government has been more annoying than now. Then, all the hacking did not make any sense to me at all. How much of the government is really making sense to anybody anymore? I am sure there is somebody, somewhere who can make sense out of our government but he is probably on the run. All of this hacking of my e-mail has interrupted my life. So has the government. The government has taken on a new phase where it is not happy unless it is interrupting my life every day of the week. I would not mind so much if the government would take at least one day a week off. But no, it is a 24/7 kind of annoyance. A friend of mine said that everybody goes through this sort of thing and it is kind of an equal share in the misery of being on the Internet. Equal share? Thats government lingo if ever I heard it. After three days of torturous working at my computer, I finally got the pop-ups to stop. I changed the password of my email account and brought all of this nonsense to a stop. I won the battle against that blasted hacker who tried to ruin my week. With a steaming cup of coffee and my open Bible, I read some comforting words. Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, then he that is in the world (1 John 4:4 KJV). My relationship is of such a nature with God that nobody can hack into that relationship. I rest completely in Gods competent hands. Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866-552-2543 or email jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com. 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Friday, February 8, 2013 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 22 ~ Friday, February 8, 2013 www.smcitizen.com casualties in a matter of seconds. The desperate justifications of gun enthusiasts deteriorate more with each tragedy. All gun sales or transfer of ownership must be handled by a registered gun dealer with the appropriate background check and waiting period. There should be no exceptions. This includes guns sold online, at a gun show, at auctions, by individuals, or even individuals within the same family. All ammo clips must be limited to 10 rounds. The increased safety for all Americans demands it. It is way past time for reasonable people to expect a sane policy. Anything less is an act of selfishness so profound that it is an act of immorality. Lee Wiggins Ocala Protecting the unbornAnother hot debate, besides the one on guns, is on the unborn. Are they human and therefore must be protected? What does God say about this? In both Bible testaments we have unborn children, and they are ascribed human qualities. Examples: 1. Genesis 25:22-25. Rebekah is pregnant with Esau and Jacob, and they fight in her womb. Humans fight, not piles of tissue or blobs of protoplasm. 2. Job 3:3. Job begins his famous lament by saying: May the day perish on which I was born, and the night they said a male child is conceived. When Job was conceived, he was a male child. 3. Psalm 139:13-16. David describes God watching over him when he was in his mothers womb. 4. Jeremiah 1:5. The prophet decribes how the Lord knew him before he was fully formed in the womb, and that while in the womb he was appointed to be a prophet. 5. II Samuel 11:5 and Matthew 1:18. Two women are pregnant out of wedlock, and God says they are with child. The Hebrew word for child in II Samuel is yeled; the Greek term in Matthew is brephos. Both terms in their respective testaments are used to describe both born and unborn children; God makes no difference between them. 6. In Luke 1:15, the angel tells Zacharias that his son John will be filled with the Holy Spirit even from his mothers womb. Does this mean before or after John was born? And in Luke 1:41, Mary greets Elizabeth, and the baby in Elizabeths womb leaps for joy. How far along were these women? a. In Luke 1:36, the angel has told Mary she is about to conceive Jesus, and says that Elizabeth is six months with John. b. After greeting Elizabeth, Mary stays with her for three months, and John is then born (vs. 56 and 57). Assuming a normal nine-month gestation period for Elizabeth, Jesus would have to be newly-conceived, and Elizabeth six months with John. So a sixmonth fetus, filled with the Holy Spirit, recognizes and rejoices over a newlyconceived One. So in the abortion debate, lets all be on Gods side. 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Friday, February 8, 2013 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com 10 ~ Friday, February 8, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Once politicians begin hacking away our rights, there will no longer be a FREE United States of America. I suggest we follow Occams Razor ... leave that antiquated, brilliantly conceived and written, freedom giving document alone. In closing...I ask the question: Do you recall why the Japanese did not carry out their planned invasion on American soil during WWll? Barbara R. Priest Ocala Where will the money come from?I admit I do not know what will happen if America does go bankrupt, but it could happen soon with our borrowing 40 cents of every dollar we spend, with no end in sight. We are now over $17 trillion in debt! Too many of us believe big government is the answer to all of our problems, expecting government to keep their freebees coming. They applaud raising taxes on the contributors and our printing more money. Econ 101 tells us this has to stop or we will have massive inflation coupled with severe devaluing of our dollar. This will affect every individual regardless of financial status. Somehow we now have more money to fight the hoax of manmade Global warming, and because of the action of one evil killer in a school, we believe all schools should have armed guards, fences, etc. We resist simply having the principal and a few teachers armed which would stop cowards from entering the school and not cost us billions of dollars. For example, all teachers in Israel carry guns and they dont have this problem. I cant recall a single incident where mass killings were committed by anyone with a concealed weapon permit. There are numerous recorded incidents where these same individuals have saved lives. Evil cowards only attack the helpless. We are facing the implementation of Obama Care, which is estimated to cost 10 to $13,000 per individual. But dont worry, most wont pay that much because they will receive government assistance. Who do they think they are kidding? Just where do they think that money comes from? The only money they have is taxpayers money, and here we go again, robbing Peter to pay Paul. They just plan to take it out of both of Peters pockets. Our future depends on our making drastic spending cuts but nothing indicates this will happen, we just keep adding more such as the above. If we go bankrupt, there will be no money for any government program! I invite all responses that will answer the question, What will happen to America if we go bankrupt? This isnt about political party, its about our country. Wayne Rackley Oak RunFederal debt is higher than advertisedThe $16+ trillion debt that you see advertised (for a good overall federal and state debt information source, go to debtclock.org) is the public debt, that is, the debt owed to bond and note holders, both within and outside the U.S. There is another part of the debt that few people talk about, and thats the debt incurred by the U.S. Treasury for monies borrowed from the various trust funds (Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid). These borrowings are unfunded, and the only way these debts can be repaid to the trust funds would be raising taxes, borrowing more, or printing money, something the U.S. Treasury is not now and will not be in a position to do when future benefits recipients claim these funds. These vast sums owed to the taxpayer should be included in the advertised debt. David M. Walker was the U.S. Comptroller General (CEO of the U.S. Government Accountability Office) for almost 11 years during three administrations, both Republican and Democrat. David expresses great concern with the governments accounting practices in his book Come Back America (2010 Random House). In Davids opinion, and he ought to know, the IOUs held by the trust funds for the amounts borrowed by the Treasury and amounts needed by the trust funds to meet its future obligations are monumental and unfunded. The U.S. Treasury estimates these unfunded liabilities at $46.1T+ as of the end of fiscal year 2011. As the nations past chief accountant, David feels that these unfunded Treasury debts should be included in the national debt. And so do I. So, is the real debt really $65.5+T? You decide, but dont forget to increase it even more if interest rates go up, which they surely will. Check out Davids web site at http://keepingamericagreat.org. Two other related websites you should check out are The Marion County League of Women Voters site at lwvmarion.org and the Stop Fighting, Start Fixing NO LABELS organization site cofounded by Walker. Peter Wood, Member League of Women Voters, Marion County Lwvmarion.org Assault weapons Proponents of gun enthusiasts i.e. the NRA, say they have the right to own assault weapons in case of government invasions or tyrannies, but paranoid, hypothetical scenarios cannot take precedence over the very real, very preventable deaths of children. Adding to its deadly efficiency is the large capacity magazine, a gunman can easily empty a 60-round magazine in less than 20 seconds. Sixty bullets. Twenty seconds. Those little kids and teachers at Sandy Hook didnt have a chance. Proponents say they have the right to own the guns for hunting, but assault rifles are designed specifically to kill people, not animals. Hunters dont use these weapons, but every military in the world does. 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Friday, February 8, 2013 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 24 ~ Friday, February 8, 2013 www.smcitizen.com fect on March 4, 1789. The Bill of Rights, where the Second Amendment is found, was 10 proposals that Congress sent out to the states in 1789 for their ratification. They came into effect as Constitutional Amendments on December 15, 1791. To reiterate, that was eight years after the war. The only document enacted during the time of the Revolutionary War against the British, which took place 1775-1783, would be our Declaration of Independence, which was adopted July 4, 1776. Nowhere within that document does it mention allowing the citizens of a new nation to bear arms to fight against the British. There is nothing more terrifying than ignorance in action. Goethe engraved on a plaque at the Naval War College. Within his letter there was a mention of likely dumb alibis to support gun ownership. that would be coming if his letter was published. Well I think a dumb alibi, in regard to the Second Amendment being outdated, antiquated, and when it was enacted has just been exposed. But, so as not to disappoint the writer, I have included here, for him, more dumb alibis and outcries in favor of gun ownership. No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government Thomas Jefferson, 1 Thomas Jefferson Papers, 334 Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples libertys teeth.and keystone under independence The very atmosphere of firearms everywhere restrains evil interference they deserve a place of honor with all that is good. George Washington The Second Amendment is a doomsday provision, one designed for those exceptionally rare circumstances where all other rights have failed where the government refuses to stand for re-election and silences those who protest; where courts have lost the courage to oppose, or can find no one to enforce their decrees. However improbable these contingencies may seem today, facing them unprepared is a mistake a free people get to make only once. Justice Alex Kozinski, US 9th Circuit Court, 2003 They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. Benjamin Franklin Lincoln said study the constitution Let it be preached from the pulpit, proclaimed in the legislatures, and enforced in courts of justice. Now Ive finished my NRAisms and Im going to clean my gun. Ebbon Johnson Ocala Laws and gunsSoooo, lets go with the recent writers idea for a moment, well make guns unlawful. Arrange a date where all law abiding citizens will arrive at the courthouses all over the USA and turn in their firearms ... all of them, because now it is against the law to own one. Send all the guns to the recycle center and turn them into statues. Uh oh, now we must apply a bit of Sir Issac Newtons law For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Criminals never made it to the courthouse, therefore, now, they are the only ones who own weapons. You go off to the market one day, meet up with a criminal who is intent on robbing the store. He waves his weapon about, a nearby gentleman steps up and tries to tackle him, the criminal simply LETTERSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 shoots him, then just to show how serious his intentions are, he shoots a few more customers, thereby letting the manager know he had better cooperate. The criminal demands cash and a case of beer. Unbeknownst to the criminal, the manager has hit a panic button to alert the police to his dilemma and sends a clerk to get the beer, while he opens the safe. Police arrive. Criminal is now aware of the fact, so he shoots the manager and a few more customers. Criminal decides to exit the premises, grabs a bag of money and a settles for a six pack, heads for the door. Meanwhile his partner in crime arrives with the getaway vehicle, criminal runs toward the car, police try to aprehend him, so criminal shoots the officers, after all, gun possession is unlawful. Once the antiquated Second Amendment is removed from our Constitution, what freedoms will you select to start on next? Free Speech? There are those that bully others into suicide and other violent acts. Sooo, according to your logic, we should simply get rid of it. 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MLS #384466 $98,000 2/2/1 HOME large great room opens to kitchen, dining and living room completely remolded oak cabinets in kitchen and both bathrooms. Beautifully counter tops Florida room 20/9 with heat and air, inside laundry new appliances, newer roof and air, tile on floors located in a guarded 55+ community, your retirement home awaits. 1220 sq ft living space. MLS #383919. $68,000 2/2/2 HOME located in Spruce Creek North. Has a new roof and newer air carpet and tile on floors, walk-in closets, large eat-in kitchen, formal dining room, very open and bright living room. Home is a pleasure to show move in condition. 14/9 glass-enclosed lanai. Located in a 55+ community. MLS #380368 $81,000 3/2/2 HOME has laminate floor in house and features a split bedroom plan. Large 10/20 Florida room. Modern kitchen with Corian counter top new cabinets, newer appliances, new sink, newer roof and air. The house is move-in condition, lots of storage located in a guarded 55+ community two pools and club houses. MLS #382431 $71,500 2/2/1 HOME with carpet and tile, inside laun dry, screen lanai to enjoy the back yard, newer roof. Located in gated 55+ community, great retirement home or winter home. Appliances included. MLS #375557 $36,500 MAGNIFICENT 3/2/2 WINDMILL MODEL featuring split bedrooms and a 12/24 in-ground pool with cage and solar heated. R emolded kitchen with new wood cabinets and Corian counters and new sink, top-of-the-line stainless appliances, laminate floors, inside painted 2011 new roof 2008. M any skylights cathedral ceilings, large master bath with double sinks. P lexiglass encl. porch 15/30. L ocated in a 55 + gated community. L ush landscaping with irrigation. V ery private backyard. B ring offer. MLS #373042 $129,900 2/2/2 HOME with tile and carpet. Large 11/28 Florida room guest bath has a walkin bath tub, great for handicapped person All appliances stay. Located in a gated 55+ community, backs up to Oak Run. Very private covered patio. New roof 06 and air 08. Palm Cay has a solar heated pool, R/V parking for residents. MLS #382291 $57,500 2/2/1 HOME with a private backyard to a wooded area, nicely maintained, new roof 2006, air 2010 new water heater, new glass front door, galley kitchen with tile and back splash inside laundry. Located in a gated 55+ community, termite bond furniture can be included at full price. MLS #377599 $57,500 2/1/1 HOME has tile in kitchen and carpet in the rest. Glass 15/9 Florida room. Located in guarded community. Great place to retire. Two pools and two clubhouses. All new paint. MLS #378843 $37,900 PENDING PENDING PENDING 3/2/2 HOME SPINOSA MODEL. H ome features a split bedroom plan carpet and tile in home. K itchen has been remodeled with new counters and floor. V ery large home with a lot of storage, inside laundry with pantry. 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N ext Thursday is Valentines Day. The greeting card industry estimates that more than one billion cards will be exchanged along with an innumerable amount of roses, chocolates, and other assorted gifts used to express feelings of affection for each other. Theres still time for you to go out and get your sweetheart an expression of your love. Cupids early visit to Pun Alley left some lovely stories as well some others that arent so lovely.Valentine surpriseAfter she woke up, a woman told her husband, I just dreamed that you gave me a pearl necklace for Valentines Day. What do you think it means? Youll know tonight, he said. That evening, he came home with a small package and gave it to his wife. Delighted, she opened it to find a book entitled, The Meaning Of Dreams. Back issuesTom moved in with his girlfriend and her enormous collection of old magazines. They took up an entire room in the apartment. Its me or the magazines, Tom insisted. When she refused to part with any of them, he left and told his friends, She just had too many issues. Moving momentsThe young man straightened his tie and with brave determination entered the living room. Er, could I see you for a moment, sir? Absolutely, my boy. What can I do for you? Well, sir, you see its like this. Phyllis thought wed better ask you first. Yes, go right ahead. Young people nowadays usually dont ask. Er-well, weve been going together for quite some time now and Phyllis thought itd be all right if Id ask you. Why certainly, Bob, youre a fine boy and Ive always been fond of you. Then can I take your car tonight? Cupids barbsI dont ask or expect much of life, said the beautiful young woman. Like every other young woman, all I want is a handsome man to love and understand me. That isnt too much to expect of a millionaire, is it? Eskimo Lover: What would you say if I told you I had come a hundred miles through ice and snow with my dog team, just to tell you I love you? Eskimo Sweetie: Id say that was a lot of mush. She wont marry him while hes drunk and he wont marry her when hes sober. Married life can be very frustrating. In the first year, the man speaks and the woman listens. In the second year, the woman speaks and the man listens. In the third year, they both speak and the neighbors listen. Carol was afraid the girls wouldnt notice her engagement ring. Did they? Did they? Four of them recognized it at once. Mascara-packing mommaMy girl friend was brushing on some stuff onto her eyelashes I never saw her wear before. I asked her if she used it before, and she said that she used it only once a year. I asked her why, She said, Its my St. Valentines day mascara.My one and onlyRoger, who was 19 years old, was buying an expensive bracelet, to surprise his girlfriend on Valentines Day. The jeweler inquired, Would you like your girlfriends name engraved on it? Roger thought for a moment, grinned, then answered, No, instead engrave To my one and only love. The jeweler smiled and said, Yes, sir; how very romantic of you. Roger retorted, Not exactly romantic, but very practical. This way, if we break up, I can use it again. Aint love grand?My darling, my lover, my beautiful wife, Marrying you screwed up my life. I see your face when I am dreaming. Thats why I always wake up screaming. Kind, intelligent, loving, and hot, This describes everything you are not. I thought that I could love no other, That is until I met your brother. I want to feel your sweet embrace, But dont take that paper bag off your face. I love your smile, your face, and your eyes, Damn, Im good at telling lies! What inspired this amorous rhyme? Two parts vodka, one part lime. My love, you take my breath away, What have you stepped in to smell this way? Dont forget your loved ones on this upcoming holiday. Dick and his sweetheart Jane live in Oak Run. Friday, February 8, 2013 ~ 25 www.smcitizen.com A t this writing congressional lawmakers are reported to be cautiously optimistic about producing a new immigration law. Thats Washington talk meaning the effort could collapse if Congress or the White House has an ego tantrum. Getting through the political BS (baloney stuffing) makes it difficult to keep track of what Congress and the president are really up to. Senator Richard Durbin of Illinois, the #2 Democrat in the Senate, started off the work by saying We are committed to a comprehensive approach to finally have an immigration law we can live with. The senator said weve had no clear statement of immigration policy for 25 years. Hes having convenient memory problems Weve had clear immigration laws which successive presidents decided not to enforce for political reasons. Put bluntly, Congress, the White House, and their political friends and supporters created the immigration mess. Eleven million illegal immigrants didnt just wander over the border on a foggy weekend. The basic elements of a proposed new immigration law are clear a pathway to citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants; more severe penalties for hiring undocumented workers; tighter border security; and a sensible limit to the number of immigrants who can be admitted annually without disrupting the job market for American citizens and legal immigrants who are already here. Bumps in the road to a new immigration law include protecting the places in line of legal immigrants who have been awaiting citizenship for months and sometimes years, and over 300,000 spouses and children who want to reunite with non-citizen immigrants who are already in the U.S. legally. Also, Republicans want preferences for technology graduates, while Democrats want to keep visas available for 50,000 less-educated immigrants from Africa and Asia. Meanwhile, back at the White House, the president made a cheerleader-in-chief trip to Colorado to praise the efforts of Congress and to state a few of his concerns about a new immigration law, such as a more speedy path to citizenship and whether same-sex couples would be included. There are several potential flies in the ointment once any new immigration system becomes law. Back in 1986 after Congress and President Reagan created an amnesty for existing illegal immigrants, there was widespread document fraud. The number of illegal immigrant applicants far exceeded expectations. The border was not secured and a new flood of illegal immigrants began coming north almost immediately. In his recent rally speech in Las Vegas, President Obama said he will submit a plan of his own if he doesnt like what Congress produces. He should be taken at his vague word. Just before the November election and without legal authority, he granted temporary amnesty to young illegal aliens. Four successive presidents chose to wink at our immigration laws, including Mr. Obama. Our most important question now is whether the president will treat a new immigration law as just another amnesty, and decline to enforce provisions with which he disagrees. www.smcitizen.com 8 ~ Friday, February 8, 2013 Q uick now! On Interstate 75, where is Exit 341? Anybody? Thats what I thought. Electronic signs have popped up on all major east-west roads near the Interstate in the past couple of weeks, with large letters blinking at you: Exit 341 closed 02/11/13. Then it flashes to something about detours. To me, these signs prove one thing, that there is a major disconnect between government bureaucrats and the common man, residents such as you and me. If that same sign read: Belleview exit closed 02/11/13, youd know right away what they were talking about. You wouldnt have to go to a DOT online site, if you can find it, to see which exit is which on the highway. It probably never even occurred to the person setting up those signs (we dont know if its FDOT or county, but Im betting on the state) that the average person probably doesnt have all the exit numbers memorized. Even longtime residents might have trouble, because the numbers were changed to match mileage signs a little while back. So Exit 341 used to be Exit 67. If the governor and the Legislature want to make the government more responsive to the people, staff it with real people not bureaucrats who havent lived in the real world for ages. Along the same lines, some state agencies use state road numbers for all highways, whether thats the way people know them or not. If I told you to find State Road 93 on a map, youd probably go away shaking your head. Yet when traffic accident reports come out, they say an accident happened on State Road 93 which, by the way, is Interstate 75. Folks in Dunnellon, who are used to seeing U.S. Highway 41 run through their town, might be hard-pressed to find State Road 45 on a map. As you might suspect, its the same road. Same goes for Crystal River, where U.S. Highway 19 runs up and down the West Coast of Florida. But our government will tell you that events on that road occur on State Road 55. Much of this occurs in news releases, and the burden falls on us to clean it up so you can understand it, and we do try. But the other day I was listening to a local newscast, and they told me something happened on a road that I never heard of until I found the news release and figured out where it was. So if you want to do some extra studying, go to the Florida Department of Transportation website and memorize the exit numbers and highway designations. That way youll be able to carry on an intelligent conversation with a bureaucrat. Jim Clark is the editor of the South Marion Citizen. PUBLISHER : GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Citizen The opinions expressed in South Marion Citizen editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns. Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 854-3986. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via e-mail. Names and communities will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Not all contributions are printed. Letters longer than 550 words may be regarded as columns and printed on a space-available basis, and writers will be limited to one contribution per month. The deadline is one week prior to each Fridays issue. Send letters to: The South Marion Citizen Editor, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@smcitizen.com. T his was supposed to be the coming out party for New Orleans, to show that the city has come all the way back from the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina several years ago. Instead, the lights went out. No amount of public relations spin can undo the fact that the entire sports world sat watching semi-darkness for 34 minutes Sunday night while the power was restored. At this writing, New Orleans officials are saying that an electrical abnormality forced a safety switch to trip, knocking out half the stadiums power. Anyone whos ever been to a high school football or basketball game can tell you that when the lights go out, event for a few seconds, it takes quite a while to recycle them and get them up to full power. Its a safety feature so bulbs dont pop, showering glass on the people below them. Unfortunately, the announcers on CBS didnt appear to be familiar with this fact. We also find it hard to believe that CBS didnt have an auxiliary power plan so its game announcers could remain on the air. The NFL had to be embarrassed. It had fought hard and long to prove that New Orleans was ready, only to have this abnormality thrown back at them. In its haste to get the city back on its feet, the league didnt properly check the stadium, or it would have realized that it was opened in 1975 and had suffered extensive damage in Katrina, making it questionable whether a game of this magnitude could be played flawlessly. Obviously, it couldnt. The effect on the game is up for debate. The Baltimore Ravens appeared to lose the momentum they had built when the San Francisco 49ers scored 17 points in less than five minutes to make the game close. But the 49ers had done this all the way through the playoffs, so theres no way to tell if the brownout (it wasnt a fullscale blackout) contributed or not. Sometimes things happen beyond the control of the league and the organizers, but an examination of the stadium ahead of time might have revealed that this could happen. In fact, there was a report Monday that some lights that were supposed to come on during Beyonces halftime show didnt do so, a warning sign that apparently was not acted upon. At any rate, the antiquated New Orleans stadium should not be the site for any more Super Bowls. There are many newer stadiums in many deserving cities that could host the event. Of course, there could also be problems in other stadiums, as early as next year. The game is scheduled for New Jersey, in the Meadowlands. Playing an outdoor game in New Jersey in February is risky the NFL could find itself with problems two years in a row. Has a blizzard ever delayed the Super Bowl? S UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Lights go out in New Orleans More on roads: Where is Exit 341? Jim Flynn Columnist Immigration reform or just another amnesty? Jim Clark Editor READER OPINIONS INVITED LETTERS TO THE EDITOR History lesson neededIt appears the letter writer of Outdated Amendment is fanatically anti-Second Amendment. I dont have a problem with him voicing his opinion about it, but I think he should have used facts. Instead he chose to use nonsense to try and make his point. The writers question When the Second Amendment to our Constitution was written and enacted, what was the status of, the about to become, Union? His answer, as he states, we were fighting the British for our freedom from the king of England. Right? Well sir, not so. That is an erroneous answer. And in his delusion he continues on, it was passed to allow the citizens of a new nation to bear arms against the British. Well again, not true. This is another flawed answer. As the facts below show, the war between the 13 British Colonies in America and Great Britain had been over for eight years when the Second Amendment came into effect. But I would add, there would be good rationale, because of that conflict, fighting government tyranny, that the Second Amendment was adopted. Research shows the American Revolutionary War was (1775-1783). It was also known as the American War of Independence. It was a war between the Kingdom of Great Britain and 13 British colonies on the North American continent. To be specific, the U.S. Constitution was adopted on September 17, 1787, by the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and ratified by conventions in 11 states. It then went into efPLEASESEELETTERS PAGE9 Hearts and flowers in Pun Alley Pun Alley Dick Frank Read the classifieds 000DW5X Tours Tours Tours Tours Call to make a reservation for a lunch/tour. 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Friday, February 8, 2013 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 26 ~ Friday, February 8, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Attend the worship service of your choice... Attend the worship service of your choice... Thursday, Feb. 21 Alzheimers workshops setMarion County families are invited to attend a series of free Alzheimers CARE training workshops that will be offered on Feb. 21, March 7, March 21 and April 4. Each session will begin at 5:15 p.m. at Home Instead Senior Care, 606 S.W. 3rd Ave., Ocala. Developed by Home Instead Senior Care, the Alzheimers or Other Dementias CARE program incorporates an innovative, hands-on approach to help families deal with the difficult behavioral changes that often are associated with Alzheimers disease or other dementias. During the workshop, program experts will teach caregivers how to: Manage behaviors. Encourage engagement. Care for themselves while caring for their loved one. To reserve a spot, call Home Instead Senior Care at 352-622-6447. Saturday, Feb. 23 Kingdom of the Sun Concert Band The Kingdom of the Sun Concert Band announces its A Musical Memory concert series for Saturday, Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 24 at 3 p.m. at the Marion Technical Institute, 1614 S.E. Fort King St., Ocala. Musical selections include: Finlandia; Selections from Les Miserables; Memory from Cats; Indiana; Esprit De Corps; Morceau Symphonique featuring trombonist Richard Blankenship; and Lassus Trombone featuring the KOS trombone section. All performances are free and open to the public. For more information, call 352-624-9291 or visit http://kingdomofthesunband.org.Saturday, Feb. 23 Eagles tribute concert planned 7 Bridges: The Ultimate EAGLES Experience is a stunningly accurate tribute to the music of the Eagles. Using no backing tracks or harmonizers, the band faithfully re-creates the experience of an Eagles concert from their most prolific period. 7 Bridges will feature brilliant hit singles after another while offering the perfect blend of songs to capture all levels of Eagles devotees with some mighty Don Henley and Joe Walsh surprises sprinkled into the mix. Tickets for this concert start at $15. The 7 Bridges: The Ultimate EAGLES Experience show provides family friendly entertainment for all ages, weaved into a powerful rock-n-roll concert experience! Catch them live at the Circle Square Cultural Center on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. T he Cultural Center is at 8395 S.W. 80th St., Ocala. For more information on the 2013 entertainment line-up including times, dates and tickets, visit www.CSCulturalCenter.com or call 352-854-3670.Ocala Symphony; Two days of young talentThe Ocala Symphony Orchestra will showcase the two winners of the annual 22nd Young Artist Competition at the Saturday, Feb. 23 and Sunday, Feb. 24 concerts at the Ocala Breeders Sales Auditorium, while performing some of the most uplifting and powerful pieces of the symphonic repertoire of Italian composer, Ottorino Respighis Pines of Rome. Julia Hossain, 14, who won the junior division, will perform Edouard Lalos Symphonie Espagnol. Ivana Muncan, 23, who won the senior division, will perform Ludwig Van Beethovens Piano Concerto No. 4. Both winners received a $1,000 cash prize, as well as the opportunity to perform with the OSO Feb. 23 and Feb.24. Each year the OSO sponsors this youth outreach program for outstanding young musicians, with the goal of motivating and enhancing the music careers of promising young musicians. The competition takes it a step further by assisting these ambitious musicians in their musical careers by providing the opportunity to be a participant musician with the OSO. Maestro Matthew Wardell, OSO musicians and local area musical experts judged these promising young artists. There will be two concerts held at OBS: Saturday, Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 24 at 3 p.m. Tickets start at $5 and can be purchased by visiting www.ocalasymphony.com or calling 352-351-1606. Tuesday, Feb. 26 SOS meeting The SOS (Sisterhood of Survivors) Support Group meets the last Tuesday of each month at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St. Room 235 (Multipurpose Room) at 1 p.m. Our meeting on Feb. 26 will be a presentation by Jane Houldsworth, Community Relations person for Americas Choice in Homecare, Visiting Angels. We never know when we might have a need for these kinds of services and this presentation should be very interesting. If you have any questions, please contact Gail Tirpak at 352-291-6904. 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 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 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 1 03 rd St Pi ne Run OT OW 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. 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 Phone (352) 861-9080 JOIN US IN WORSHIP 9045 SW 60th Ave. Ocala, FL 000DANR Sunday Services 10:30 a.m. 6:00 p.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Monday Morning Christians Bible Studies Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Southwest Christian Church 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 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 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 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 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 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 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) 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 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 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 000DVMZ Feb. 13 & 14 2013 873-6100 Royal Palms Plaza 854-8787 Oak Run REAL ESTATE CORP www.DeccaRealEstate.com YOU CAN PICK UP MAPS AND FLYERS TO ALL DECCA OPEN HOUSES AT ALL 3 GATES SR 200, 484, AND SW 62ND A VE. ROAD #1 Team Partners Pat McCullough 299-6688 Charlie Takesian 207-9588 Lou Serago Broker/Associate 804-0159 John Kapioski 208-1635 Louise Pace 361-4312 Peggy Simpson 208-6554 Patty Dougherty 502-3096 Lois Lane 789-4516 Jim Petticrew Broker/Manager 216-5852 Tom & Barbara Cernera 812-0626 Shirley Gottfried 216-4655 Stimmel Brooks Team Pat 895-5160 Jerry 274-0930 000DWIN The Star Realtors o f Marion County Monte Carlo Model on Preserve Watch natures beauty from your large sunroom. Like to cook? Gourmet kitchen! 3/2.5/2, marble entryway, recessed lighting, formal dining room, the list goes on! $169,900 MLS#382959 Shirley Gottfried 216-4655 2/2/1.5 Newport Model with large lanai overlooking retention pond, cathedral ceilings, eat-in kitchen, two master suites with walk-in closets, 16x26 garage with room for golf cart! $75,000 MLS#375705 Jim Petticrew 216-5852 Newport 2/2/1.5 . . $76,500 Williamsburg 3/2/2 . $92,000 Biscayne Villa 3/2/2 $98,900 Key West 2/2/2 . . $115,900 Yorkshire 3/3/3 . . $119,000 Williamsburg 3/2/2 $119,900 Tom and Barbara Cernera 812-0626 or 600-1001 www.wesellocalafl.com 9233 SW 109th Lane Florida living at its best 1432 sq ft, newer roof, humungous lanai that looks out to private yard, large family room, formal dining room, back patio, 2/2/2! Directions at Gates. $82,500 MLS#383627 Pat Stimmel 895-5160 BEAUTIFUL BACKYARD! CALL TODAY TO SEE THESE HOMES! BIG OPEN HOUSE NEXT SUNDAY 2-17 1-3 PM JUST SOLD Pat Stimmel 895-5160 Jerry Brooks 274-0930 Specializing in retirement communities for the Young At Heart! Check Out Our Website At: www.ocalaflretirementhomes.com THE STIMMEL-BROOKS TEAM Featured Homes of the Week OAK RUN OPEN HOUSE SUN FEB 10TH 1-3 PM 3 WALK-IN CLOSETS! YES! I SAID THREE! 3/2/2 Georgetown Model with 1676 sq ft, Remodeled Kitchen w/stainless steel appliances, new countertops, All 3 bedrooms have walk-in closets, nice front porch, very private lot, new A/C & roof 06. $119,500 MLS#384855 Louise Pace 361-4312 UNIQUE ENTERTAINING HOME! ALL YOU COULD ASK FOR AND MORE! Dont forget to pick up your flyers and maps to the Decca BIG OPEN HOUSE Sunday, February 17, 2013 1-3 PM SEE YOU THERE! Maps and flyers are available at all Oak Run Gates! Formal living room/dining room, 1382 sq ft living, 12x14 lanai with knee wall, eat-in kitchen overlooking veranda. REDUCED!!!!! $93,500 MLS#376112 Jerry Brooks 274-0930 Pristine Expanded Springfield with an $8000 FAMILY ROOM addition. NEW ROOF 05, NEW A/C 05. Long driveway and expanded 2 car garage. BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY TO SEE THIS ONE! $94,350 MLS#376048 John Kapioski 208-1635 TEAM #1 Partners Pat & Charlie 299-6688 207-9588 We are your Oak Run Specialists We Live, Work & Play Here! The Perfect Place to Live, the PERFECT Time to Buy! Marketing your Home Nationwide, on the Internet, where over 85% of buyers are looking! www.CharlieandPat.com patamc@embarqmail.com Lexington Model with a pool! Backs ups to the Preserve. Open floor plan, updated kitchen. Pool is solar heated and has new decking and screened cage! Now this is Florida living! $174,900 MLS#379954 John Kapioski 208-1635 NOT TOO BIG NOT TOO SMALL! PERFECT! Pinehurst Model 2/2/2 with eat-in kitchen, formal dining room, indoor laundry, laminate floors, big master bedroom and bath with double vanities, private yard on a mainatined lot! Priced right too! $112,000 MLS#382941 Patty Dougherty 502-3096 Thats right... Lou Serago and Lois Lane are now combining their experience and solid work ethics to provide you with a TEAM that wont let you down! We dont just LIST homes We Get them SOLD! Whether buying or selling we will give you the service you deserve! Call us today we are always there for YOU! Lou Serago 804-0159 Lois Lane 789-4516 louserago_oakrun@hotmail.com loislanedecca@gmail.com ANNOUNCING THE SERAGO-LANE TEAM ITS FEBRUARY AND 80! JUMP IN YOUR OWN POOL! Call Me, Peggy Simpson! I sell Oak Run! Peggy Simpson 208-6554 GREAT HOMES IN OAK RUN! Looking for the Perfect Home? Want to work with someone who really knows Oak Run?! Someone who can show you the great deals in this market?

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Friday, February 8, 2013 ~ 27 www.smcitizen.com 6 ~ Friday, February 8, 2013 www.smcitizen.com ARIES (March 21 to April 19) It could be risky to push for a project you believe in but others are wary of. Never mind. If you trust your facts, follow your courageous Aries heart and go with it. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your enthusiasm sparks renewed interest in a workplace project that once seemed headed for deletion. Support from supervisors helps you make all necessary changes. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A colleague might be a bit too contrary when your ideas are being discussed in the workplace. A demand for an explanation could produce some surprises all around. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Try to avoid distractions at a time when maintaining stability in a fluid situation is essential. Therell be time enough later for the Moon Child to enjoy some wellearned fun and games. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Stop wasting energy licking your wounded pride. Instead, put the lessons you learned from that upsetting experience to good use in an upcoming opportunity. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) You love being busy. But try not to make more work for yourself than you need to. Get help so that you dont wind up tackling tasks that are better left to others. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Your usually balanced way of assessing situations could be compromised by some so-called new facts. Check them out before making any shift in judgment. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) You might feel angry over an unexpected shift in attitude by someone you trusted. But this could soon turn in your favor as more surprising facts come out. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Love rules everywhere for all amorous Archers, single or attached. Its also a good time to restore friendships that might have frayed over the years. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Its not always easy for the proud Goat to forgive past slights. But clearing the air could help establish a better climate for that important upcoming venture. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Good news: Your skillful handling of a recent matter has won admiration from someone who could be influential in any upcoming decisions involving you. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) You continue to welcome new friends into the widening circle of people whom you hold dear. One of those newcomers soon might have something special to tell you. 2013 King Features Synd., Inc. Sunday, Feb. 17 Ja zz Society o ff er s m u s ic d ancing The Ocala Jazz Society will host an afternoon of music at the VFW hall on Sunday, Feb. 17 from 2 to 5 p.m. Open to everyone, organizers say the, event offers incomparable musicians featuring great tunes for everyone and dancing is encouraged. A $3 donation is requested and benefits Hospice in memory of Bea Wilson, the founder of the Ocala Jazz Society. The VFW, across from Oak Run, is just off State Road 200. For more info call Diana, 352-286-5636. Chuc k W agon Gang at Chri s t s Church Back 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/.Co sm opolitan s Anniver s aryThe Cosmopolitans of Ocala will be celebrating its 20th Anniversary on Sunday, Feb. 17 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Ocala Hilton Hotel. Donation is $50 per person. Over the years members have volunteered many hours to community services that involve children, and many have made donations to charitable organizations in Marion County. The income from this anniversary event will go to the Winston Brown Scholarship Program for high school graduates, May 2013. Please contact Edith Harper, 352-307-0670 or Gertha Williams, 352-893-9265 for tickets.Ro s e pruning d e m on s tration Marion County Rose Society will hold a rose pruning demonstration at 2:30 p.m. at 2224 Clearwater Run, The Villages. Meetings are open to all who want to have fun learning about and sharing their love of roses. Visit www.marioncountyroses.org, or call Howard Johnson at 352-751-0355. Monday, Feb. 18 A m erican Legion po s t to m eet The Ralph J Green American Legion Post 354 will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, Feb. 18, at 1 p.m. in the community room of the Sheriffs Brian Litz Building 9048 S.W. State Road 200. Try to arrive early to enjoy light refreshments and comradeship with fellow veterans. For more information telephone Commander Fred Pulis 352-854-9976.Marion Oa ks De m ocrat s to m eet 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. 19 Financial W or ks hop at Ocala W e s t Do you have the information you need to make decisions about your financial goals? This financial workshop, sponsored by Edward R. Jones will help you learn key principles of saving and investing and also learning specific strategies to help you reach your long-term financial goals. The workshop will be held at 10:30 a.m. in the multi-purpose room (room 235). Topics and dates are as follows: Feb. 19, Focus on Fixed Income. Feb 26, Take Stock in the Market. March 5, Protecting Whats Important.Thursday, Feb. 21 College Roa d Y oung at H eart College Road Baptist Church, on Feb. 21, will bring our own Rod Hendrick to entertain us with his Southern style storytelling and humor. He might even sing. Bring a dish to share and join us for an hour of fellowship at noon at 5010 S.W. College Road (State Road 200). 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Saturday, Feb. 16 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. Queen of Peace Country FairQueen of Peace Council of Catholic Women will hold their annual Country Fair Saturday, Feb. 16 in the Parish Hall at Southwest State Road 200. Bring your friends; there will be something on sale for everyone, including white elephant items, jewelry, books, tapes, videos, decorative items and baked goods. The event is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Marion County Scandinavian Club The Scandinavian Club of Marion County invites people of Danish, Finish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish decent to join us at our next meeting on Feb. 16. We will meet at 11:30 a.m. at the Ocala Hilton, 3600 S.W. 36th Ave. in Ocala. The menu will be roast beef au jus with mashed potatoes, salad, coffee and dessert. Entertainment will be announced. The cost is $16 per person. Reservations and payment must be made in advance. Payment must be received by Wednesday the 13th of February. Checks to be made out to Don Clauson and mailed to Don Clauson, 5901 S.W. 86th Place, Ocala, FL 34476. For further details call Jim Neate 352-687-1580, Don Clauson 352-861-1235 or Terry Rasmussen 352-347-8362. Chili supper and bake sale Sister Concepta, who founded and oversees Brother Keepers soup Kitchen in Ocala, is sponsoring the 6th annual chili supper and bake sale on Feb. 16, at Blessed Trinity Church. It will be from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Parish Hall, 5 S.E. 17th St. Menu includes both red and white chili, plus salad. For information, call 352-867.9860.Golf Scramble benefits, Elks, ACS The annual Benjamin H. Ayres Memorial Golf Scramble, a fun event to benefit Ocala Elks Lodge 286 and the American Cancer Society, will take place on Saturday, Feb. 16 at Candler Hills Golf Club. Registration is at 7 a.m. with a continental breakfast and driving range available. Shotgun start will be at 9 a.m., with lunch following golf. There will be two flights for golfers with equal size trophies. Age groups ae up to 49 years and 50 years and older. Price per golfer is %75, gold sign sponsor is $200, silver sign sponsor is $100. Donations are accepted for trophies, printing and hole in one. There will be a $10,000 cash prize for a hole-in-one on the par 3 hole 13, 157 yards. Please make checks payable to Ocala Elks Lodge 286, 702 N.E. 25th Ave., Ocala FL 34470. You can also make payment at the lodge with cash, check or credit card to Betty Lee, 352-732-7091. Friday, February 8, 2013 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 28 ~ Friday, February 8, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Balentine s Landscaping, Inc (352) 873-4888 Bruce Balentine Licensed & Insured Professional Landscape Design & Installation Landscape Maintenance Sodding FREE ESTIMATES LANDSCAPING AIR CONDITIONING Lord Appliance Service 680-0206 WE DO SERVICE 7 DAYS A WEEK NO EXTRA CHARGE CFC Certified & Insured All Makes & Models. Gas & Propane too! 1 Year Warranty on All Parts 10% OFF REPAIRS FIRST STOP FOR A/C REPAIRS... Washers Dryers Refrigerators Freezers Dishwashers 000DZ8X TO ADVERTISE Call 854-3986 ADVERTISING C aptain Jim Burton of the Marion County Sheriffs Office will present a Senior Safety Seminar at the Island Club on Monday, Feb. 11, at 2 p.m. He will cover current scams and frauds occurring in our communities and general safety guidelines for seniors. If you have any questions or concerns, Captain Burton will be happy to answer questions. This is very valuable information for us all. Just because we live in a gated community does not mean that we are protected from those who try to take advantage of seniors! Please take advantage of this opportunity to better protect yourself. The presentation will be sponsored by the Oak Run Medical Team. For information call 352-873-3365. Donut Drop In Book Sale Come to the Orchid Club tomorrow, Saturday, Feb. 9, from 8 to 10 a.m. for donuts, juice, coffee or tea. Meet you neighbors and start the morning off right. The book sale will be going on at the same place and time. Correction Passport show ticket salesOops!! Last weeks column indicated that tickets would be sold for the Doug Gabriel Passport Show on both Monday, Feb. 11, Tuesday Feb. 12. This was incorrect. Ticket sales will only take place on Monday, Feb. 11, from 8 to 10 a.m. in the card room of the Orchid Club. If you cannot make this sale, please call Carol Forgette at 352-873-3074 and she will see to it that you get your tickets. Ambassadors are no longer selling tickets on Tuesdays for the Ambassador shows. They will only be sold on Mondays. Carol Forgette will take care of tickets after that.Do You Remember? Columbus Day PartyTune in channel 12 for Len Teitlers presentation of October 2012 Italian American Club Columbus Day Party, narrated by Anna Boodee. It will air following FY I daily at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. from Feb. 8 to 15. Tuesday Is Bingo NightAttention bingo players! Our 10-yearold, outdated control panel has been replaced with a state of the art Model 500, including a computerized touch screen control panel. Come with your friends and neighbors to check our our new equipment and new games for a fun night of bingo. Doors open at 3 p.m., card sales are from 4 to 5:45 p.m. and games begin at 6 p.m. Here are two important reminders. No one under 18 years of age is allowed in the Orchid Club during games and all residents and overnight guests must wear visible name or pool tags. The snack bar will be open. Come and join the fun. For information contact Dee Spath at 352-237-0502. Genealogy Club The Oak Run Genealogy Club meeting will be on Feb. 15 at 9:30 a.m. in the card room at the Orchid Club. The annual membership fee of $6 is due. This month Frazer Crane will give a presentation on heraldry. Heraldry has been an important indication of rank in many countries and is the study of shields and banners identifying the rank of combatants during battle, It has also been used in tracing genealogies. Come to the meeting and discover if one of your ancestors had a heraldry shield. Following this presentation we will have a 50/50 drawing. Please keep in mind, programs are subject to change. Regular meetings are Senior Safety Seminar to be presented Monday Oak Run Carol Wheeler PHOTO BY RON RATNERLillian and Henry Hanscom of Oak Run show their Snowman Christmas card display for sale at last weeks sale. 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Pristine condition sitting on a corner lot. 3/2/2 w/formal dining rm., open Florida rm., eat-in kitchen w/all major appliances, new countertops, new carpets & porcelain tile flooring. Inside laundry, freshly painted, impact windows, new vanities & toilets. Theres too much to mention. MLS#385593/BH/BEN . . . . $109,900 CUSTOM HOME IN OAK RUN. This 3BR/2BA,2CA GAR with 2000 sq. ft. living area. Over 3000 ft. under roof. Home has split BR plan, family room, large eat-in kitchen, large kitchen w/new stainless appliances. Master bedroom has a Jacuzzi bath, glassed-in lanai off kitchen, roof over patio off lanai. All overlooking private backyard. Driveway and walkway pavers. Must see home. Priced right! MLS#382336/JH/WIT . . . . $134,900 SPACIOUS MOBILE MANUFACTURED HOME. Family rm. with gas fireplace. Many nice features, large sunny kitchen with abundant cabinets and counter space, light & bright breakfast nook, and a living/dining rm. combo. 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MLS#385399/LBK/MUR . . . . . . . . . . . . $44,900 8530-B SW 90TH STREET DIRECTIONS: From Hwy. 200 gate, straight through until stop sign at SW 90th St., T/R, home on right. PLEASE PRESENT THIS AD TO GUARD AT GATE OPEN HOUSE 8530-B SW 90TH STREET For more information, go to www.bigsunrealty.com, click on Open Houses IMMACULATE 3/2/2, 1674 sq. ft., great landscaping, newer A/C, gas furnace, screened porch. MLS#364107/SR/NOL . . . . . . . . . . . . . $99,900 9089 SW 95TH AVENUE DIRECTIONS: From OTOW main gate left @ 90th St. (stop sign), then left on 96th Ct. Rd., left on 92nd Pl., T/R onto 95th Ave. to home on your left. PLEASE PRESENT THIS AD TO GUARD AT GATE OPEN HOUSE 9089 SW 95TH AVENUE For more information, go to www.bigsunrealty.com, click on Open Houses OPEN SUNDAY 12:00-1:15 PM O N T OP OF THE WORLD OP EN SUNDAY 1:45-3:00 PM O N T OP OF THE WORLD OP EN SUNDAY 1:00-2:00 PM O N T OP OF THE WORLD O PEN SUNDAY 2:00-3:00 PM O N T OP OF THE WORLD OP EN SUNDAY 1:00-3:00 PM O N T OP OF THE WORLD P INE RUN ESTATE NEW LISTING O N T OP OF THE WORLD NEW LISTING OAK RUN CANDLER HILLS MARION LANDING O N T OP OF THE WORLD Happy Valentines Day from all of us at ERA Big Sun Realty

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Hospice 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 352-8545218. Friday, February 8, 2013 ~ 29 www.smcitizen.com 352-237-2796 Family Owned & Operated Since 1972 Licensed & Insured #3803 Dependable A Division of R.C. Cohn Construction 000DZWC CONCRETE WORK REPAIRING OLD INSTALLING NEW We Make Your Concrete Look Good Specializing in Repairing Concrete Driveways Pool Decks Patios Entrance Ways Advantages: Mildew & Oil Resistant Non Skid Protection Easy to Keep Clean Commercial Grade Quality RENEWED SURFACES 4 ~ Friday, February 8, 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 at 9:30 a.m. on the third Friday of each month in the card room; however, as a reminder, the March, June, September and December meetings are held in the Orchid Club. In March the meeting will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Announcements of club activities are on Channel 12 and at www.orgenealogy.blogspot.com. Oak Run residents may read the blog but only club members can post comments, questions, or answer comments to questions. Oak Run residents interested in researching ancestors are welcome to attend meetings and to join us. The annual membership is $6 and entitles you to get help in finding the missing links in your family tree, to meet others with the genealogy addiction, and to attend the holiday party. Showcase of StarsSaturday, Feb. 16, the talented performers of Oak Run will present Its Love Song Time, at 7 p.m. at Palm Grove. Admission is free and there will be door prizes and 50/50. Performing Arts Company Couples are the norm for in the Performing Arts Company. Take the Schmidts. Dianna has done lobby decoration and has been play program editor, house manager and now is assistant director for The Odd Couple. Art pioneered our sound system assisted by Dianna, served on reading committees and builds our scenery sets. With the Waddells, Patty is our director, also directed Senior Follies, sold dinner theater tickets, did sound work and was stage manager. Jim aids Art Schmidt in building scenery and is chairman of the dinner theatre committee. Then there are the Webers. Shari appears in shows, is our choreographer and is currently selling dinner theatre tables, Hal develops our musical scores and sound effects, does graphics for the show and edits the play program with assists from Shari. In the Winkleman/Noel team, Lou as a script advisor for this play and Linda is in charge of ticket sales as well as current assistant treasurer for our new Performing Arts Company board. The Yaichs Marlena is in the cast and Lou is our stage manager. The Kreiders Bonnie is one of the lead roles and Bob is assisting Lou Yaich in the stage manager job.With Diane and Frank Porterfield, Diane has been the director of 14 of our past plays and assumes a role on stage for this show while Frank is the shows producer and is also a cast member. We are thankful to have these teams dedicating so much time to bring first class plays to Oak Run. Please note the ticket sale dates on the bulletin board in the Orchid Club. Tickets may also be purchased by phone. For the dinner theatre call Shari Weber at 352-854-0116 and for all other shows call Linda Noel at 352-873-9908. Royal Oaks Womens 18 Hole GolfOn Tuesday, Jan. 29, we played a game called Ones.. Only the holes beginning with those letters were used for scores. And the winners were: First flight, 1st place Diana Galla, 2nd place Jan Tennant, 3rd place Joanne Ellis; Second flight: 1st place Lynn Houghton, 2nd place Carol Clark, 3rd place Judy Klein, 4th place tie Roseann Lavacca and Joan OBrien; Third flight: 1st place tie Arlene Klann and Gayle Feeman, 3rd placeGinger Drake. Closest to the pin was Nancy Lefebvre. Nice going, winners! ORWGAHere are the names of the winners of the Jan. 24 Low Net Tournament. Flight A June Dickbernd, Marge Richardson, Sue Marentette; Flight B LaVerne Browand, Annette Carini, Karen Schuelke; Flight C Nancy Reichenbacher, Terri Feeley, Debbie Palmer; Flight D Delma Miller, Sharon Scrivens, Betty Scott. Closest to the pin: LaVerne Browand. Chip-Ins: Mary Hart, Sharon Scrivens. Congratulations to Marti Babb who did not let the frigid winds affect her game. Marti scored a 39 on the front nine at Spruce Creek Preserve during our Jan. 31 low net tournament. Here are the winners listed in their flights in order of finish: Flight A Marti Babb, June Dickbernd, Joan Klier; Flight B LaVerne Browand, Olive Adler, Donna Huffman;. Flight C -Ginny Simons, Nancy Reichenbacher, Carol Devin; Flight D Sharon Scrivens, Delma Miller, Ann Hurr. Closest to the pin: Donna Huffman. Chip In: Kathy OConnell. Royal Oaks Lady NinersOn Jan. 31. we played Ts and Fs and full handicap. Flight A 1st. Diana Schmidt, tied in 2nd. Patty Waddell and Sally Crass. Flight B 1st. Darlene Lamo, tied in 2nd. Eleanor Cerlenko and Vange Bell. Closest to pin on #6 was Diane Dufresne. .Elsa Berbig had a chip in on # 8. This is the last week to sign up for our Sweetheart Scramble. We are looking for a good turn out with lots OAK RUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 28 Sunday, Feb. 10 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. Special evening of music with Weaver familySouthwest Christian Church will be hosting the Weaver family at Feb. 10 at 6 p.m. The gifted family brings Southern Gospel music played on traditional bluegrass instruments. The Weaver family was named Bluegrass Band of the Year, both in 2009 and 2010. The group has received five Songwriter of the Year awards and was recently nominated as Group of the Year Heritage Award by the Artists Music Guild. The public is invited to the concert. Weekly Sunday Services include Sunday School for all ages at 9:30 a.m. and worship at 10:30 a.m. Interim Minister Peter Bunch will be speaking. The church is at 9045 S.W. 60th Ave. For more information call 352-861-9080.Tuesday, Feb. 12 Womans Club to meetThe GFWC Womans Club of Ocala will hold meetings of the Day Group and Evening Group on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at the Elks Club and Lodge, 702 N.E. 25th Ave., Ocala. The Day Group luncheon meeting will begin at 11:45 a.m. and the speaker will be Carol Ely, a member of the Marion County School Board. Cost is $10. Make reservations with Mary at 352-347-3975. The Evening Group will meet for dinner at 6:30 and a program will be presented by Linda DeWolf, an interior designer. Cost is $10. Call Fran at 352-629-7397 or email to ocaladowns@yahoo.com for reservations. All women in the community are invited to club meetings. 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. Thursday, Feb. 14 Jazz bands to perform Six jazz bands go head-to-head this Valentines Day (Feb. 14) in the Optimist Club of Ocalas Jazz Band Festival. The event takes place in West Port High Schools Performing Arts Center located at 3733 S.W. 80th Ave. in Ocala at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $3 at the door. Competing high school jazz bands include Belleview, Dunnellon, Forest, Lake Weir, Vanguard, and West Port. This competition prepares players for further competition at the Florida Bandmasters Association Jazz Band Assessment the following week (Feb. 21 at 9 a.m.) also held at West Port. Admission is free to this state-based event where 25 jazz bands from Lake, Marion, and Sumter counties will compete. For more information, call 352-291-4000. Friday, Feb. 15 All church Valentine dinnerThe Forever Young Ministry presents an All Church Valentine Dinner on Friday, Feb. 15, at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $7 per person. Reservations, by phone or at the signup desk, required. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, www.ccomc.org/.The Circle of French FriendsLe Cercle Des Amis Franais meets on the third Friday of every month from 11 a.m. to noon at Marion County Sheriffs Office Community Conference Room, 9048 State Road 200, about mile from Walmart. The club promotes all things French: language, culture and fun. You do not have to be a fluent speaker to join the group. Guests are welcome at any meeting. Call Marie McNeil at 352-509-4940 for more information. The next meeting is Feb. 15. Male Chorus sings at Ocala WestThe Rockingham Male Chorus will present a concert at the Ocala West United Methodist Church on Friday, Feb. 15, at 7 p.m. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St. For more information, call 352-854-9550. The chorus of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia is a group of volunteer musicians from a variety of careers who welcome the opportunity to travel and sing the gospel of Christ. The chorus has given more than 1,000 concerts and performs regularly, September through April, traveling from Pennsylvania to Florida. Ocala West is pleased to have them return for another concert. You will enjoy their smooth, rich, melodic sound. 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a timeframe of 31 to 96 months. The project was described as technically feasible, but with significant risks. Plus, it would have had to have been relicensed in 2016 not a certainty, according to Jim Rogers, Duke chairman, president and CEO. We believe the decision to retire the nuclear plant is in the best overall interests of our customers, investors, the state of Florida and our company, Rogers said in a news release. This has been an arduous process of modeling, engineering, analysis and evaluation over many months. The decision was very difficult, but it is the right choice. The Crystal River nuclear plant has been an important part of our generation fleet for three decades, said Alex Glenn, state president of Progress Energy Florida. We are very sensitive to the impact on our employees at the plant and on the Citrus County economy. We are working to place as many employees affected by todays announcement in other positions within the company, and we are committed to working with Citrus County to lessen the effects as much as possible. In addition to job loss, retiring the plant will affect county tax revenues. In a recent letter to Citrus County political leaders, Glenn stated, If the company were to retire CR3, however, this could result in a further reduction to the taxable value of our assets in Citrus County, and a possible reduction of tax payments by an additional $6 million to $9 million. Progress customers will be directly affected, though not immediately with the total future impact on monthly electric bills uncertain. Duke and Nuclear Electric Insurance Limited (NEIL) have resolved the companys claims through mediation. NEIL will pay an additional $530 million along with $305 million it has already paid. Progress customers will eventually benefit from $835 million in insurance proceeds. This will be the largest claim payout in the history of NEIL. The monies we receive will go directly to customers to reduce their electric bills, Rogers said. However, according to a Feb. 5 filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Duke listed the recovery of $1.645 billion it has invested in the plant as one of the financial implications of its decision to retire it. Putting it perspective, Grant said, There is no impact on todays customers bills. Friday, February 8, 2013 ~ 3 www.smcitizen.com 30 ~ Friday, February 8, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Y AY! Were back and raring to go! There is so much happening in our little community we can hardly keep up. New activities have been added, a new board has been elected, and things are moving right along! Social NewsThe Social Committee has been very busy planning new events. On Feb. 10, Jamie Webb will be having a dance show at 2 p.m. Admission is $2 at the door. It will involve young people dancing and performing. On Feb. 16, we will be having our Sweetheart Ball, for friends and partners. The music will be provided by Solid Gold Al Sutphen. This dance will be BYOB -Donation 50/50, serving coffee and dessert. Its $5 at the door. Bring your sweetie or a friend! A series of new events have been planned for the future, so please keep your eyes on the Citizen for new times and dates for fun and entertainment! Pancake BreakfastThe Last Saturday Breakfast for February will be on Feb. 23 at 9 a.m. Tickets will be on sale Wednesday, Feb. 20 at the Clubhouse for $3 each. Marge Simard will also be selling tickets at 352-8739853. The menu for the February meal is egg sausage casserole, melon slice, orange juice and coffee or tea. It will be delicious!!! BowlingBowling on the Spruce Creek North Fun League is a blast! We thrive on friendly competition, lunching after the three games, and cheering on our partners and foes. The League starts at 9 a.m., and goes until just before noon. Lots of people go out for lunch after the mixer is over! Just be ready to cheer the bowlers on, and have a wonderful time doing it!! Line Dancing Every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m., there is line dancing at the Clubhouse. Not only does line dancing provide good exercise, it also helps the brain by forcing it to remember the various steps required to dance. It also improves balance. Guys, its not just for women! There are plenty of fellas that want the exercise, or to hook up with an active gal! Plus its so much fun, we develop lasting friendships and meet new acquaintances!! Ann Brennan is the correspondent for Spruce Creek North. She can be reached at nickevan7@hotmail.com or at 352-342-9466. Spruce Creek North Ann Brennan Social Committee planning events in Spruce Creek North T he Recycled Trashy Fashion Show Presented by the OTOW Lions Club 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 Randall White, will be served at 6, 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 e-mail at wendyp1946ad@aol.com. Checks should be made out to the OTOW Lions Club and sent to P .O. Box 772733, Ocala, Florida 34477. Organizations, businesses, and clubs that wish to enter a model as a contestant should contact Lion Joan Greve at 352-854-8314 or via e-mail at kenjoang@yahoo.com a.s.a.p. Those interested in sponsoring 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$5,000; Sapphire-$2,500; Platinum$1,000; Gold-$500, and Silver-$250. Sponsors at these levels will have their ads placed in the event program. Individuals 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! Softball Amazing things can happen in a softball league, such as the two triple plays in one game. A hard ground ball was batted to third baseman Sweet Lou, tagging the base at third then throwing the ball to Gary at second, who then threw over to Slim (Bill) at first base. The unexpected second triple play came innings later with the same rotation of players. In another game, we saw right fielder Nick make an amazing backhanded catch to get the last out of the inning, stopping the opposing team from getting any runs. Last month it was all about the Dr. Dunn and Overhauser teams maintaining first place, but, oh, how things have changed! Both teams have gotten into a slump, with the Dr., Dunn Team now sharing last place and Overhauser not far from getting there. Meanwhile, the Wise Way Team has come to life and pulled themselves up into a first place tie with the Cebert Wealth Team. The Great Clips Team continues to struggle and hopes to pull out of the cellar soon. The team just cant seem to muster continuous wins, although they have shown some improvement. Tee Pee Tire, the once teamtobeat, hit bottom, but with a new addition to the team, they may be coming back strong. Yes, amazing things do happen in this league and members want to encourage more and more spectators to come out and cheer us on! Team W L 5-Cebert Wealth-Bill 15-9 3-Wiseway-Jimmy 15-9 1-Dr. Dunn-Kenny 11-13 4-Tee Pee Tire-Tom 11-13 6-Overholser-Roger 10-14 2-Great Clips-Paul 10-14Hoofin It and Golf Tournament for charities and more from Bob WoodsThere are two events about to take place within our community and that is Hoofin it for Hospice and a golf tournament benefiting Hospice and OTOWs Lions Club Canine Companions for Independence. Hoofin it for Hospice will take place this coming Saturday (Feb. 9) starting at 8 a.m. at the downstairs level of the Health & Recreation Building. This is a two mile walk at your own pace rain or shine. All donations will be collected at that time. Contact for this event is Karen Benson, Phone 352-304-8658. The first golf tournament inside a tournament will take place Friday, March 22 at the OTOW Candler Hills Golf Club. All eligible golfers can participate. A total of 128 players can participate in this event. There will be a putting contest along with a raffle prior to the shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. Following the tournament a luau buffet will be available where awards and prizes will be presented. Anyone shooting a hole in one at any hole will receive a three-year Cadillac lease sponsored by Sullivan Cadillac. All proceeds will be equally donated to the above charities. Contact Emil Russo for details and reservations at 1-888-299-0599 Ext 104. In additional news from Bob Woods, he has stated that he has a few cabins remaining on two Royal Caribbean cruises for this year. The first cruise departs Port Canaveral on May 20 for a 4night, 5-day voyage on board the Enchantment of the Seas heading for the cruise lines private island of Coco Cay and then onto Nassau. Prices for this cruise include taxes and port charges, bus and drivers tips along with porters tips at the pier. There is a $50 shipboard credit per cabin. The second cruise is departing OTOW on Dec. 7 for a flight to San Juan, Puerto Rico to board the Jewel of the Seas for a 7-night, 8-day voyage stopping at St. Thomas, St. Croix, Antigua, Martinique, and St. Lucia before returning to San Juan and then the flight back to Orlando. Booking this cruise is for the cruise only as air fare has not been published as yet and wont be available until sometime in June. Now is the time to book this cruise. If transportation prices come in to expensive, then one can cancel and receive a complete refund up to final payment. By booking now you insure the group price and become a member of the group. The cruise lines can pull cabins back from the travel agent and those waiting could lose the group status, not including higher prices but a $50 shipboard credit per cabin. Details and cabin prices can be downloaded on Bobs website at www.bobwoodsontheroadagain.com. Or feel free to call Bob at 352-854-0702. Eloise Hollyfield can be reached at ejh2025@gmail.com. Charity activities, softball, travel keep OTOW busy OTOW Happenings Eloise Hollyfield Book sale Marion County libraries held a book sale last Saturday. These shoppers at the Freedom Public Library compare notes on what they purchased.PHOTO BY RON RATNER NUCLEAR CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Friday, Feb. 8 Life Line Screening available Life Line Screening is a mission to make people aware of unrecognized health problems and encourage them to seek follow-up care with their personal physician. The leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings in the United States, sponsored by Ocala Regional Medical Center and West Marion Community Hospital, will be available on Friday, Feb. 8. Pre-registration is required and a fee is charged. Call 1-800-324-1851 for information and registration. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, www.ccomc.org/.Two-day performance at West PortThe Marion County Center for the Arts at West Port High School will present A Taste of Broadway, a musical theater revue, on Friday, Feb. 8 and Saturday, Feb. 9 at 6:30 p.m. The cabaret style show is performed in the West Port High School Performing Arts Center, 3733 S.W. 80th Ave. in Ocala. Tickets are $7 and include dessert and a beverage. Seating is limited. Tickets may be purchased at www.westportwolfpack.orgSaturday, Feb. 9 Ocala West men to serve breakfastOcala West United Methodist Church will host an all-you-can-eat breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the church, 9330 S.W. 105th St., Ocala. Cost is $3 for children, $5 for adults and $20 per family.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 352-237-4633. Manatee Button Collectors to meet The Manatee Button Collectors Club meets the second Saturday of each month at the Marion Oaks Community Center Clubhouse at 9:30 a.m. For more information, please call Jim Bergmann at 352-727-1241 or Dwight or Laura Stoffel at 352-787-5945 Countryside Country FaireThe Countryside Country Faire will take place Saturday, Feb. 9, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. There will be a white elephant sale with tools, linen, clothing, jewelry, purses, books, videos, CDs, holiday decorations, toys, games, puzzles and a homemade bake sale. Refreshments will be available. For information, call 352-237-4633.Sunday, Feb. 10 Friendship Fellowship SundayOn Sunday, Feb. 10, join the members and friends of Christs Church for the after worship service Friendship Fellowship Pot Luck Luncheon. This month we celebrate Foods We LOVE. Bring an entree, salad or dessert, connect with others and meet new friends. Christs Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, www.ccomc.org/. 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, UF. For information, call 352-867-1340. Community calendar 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 H O L I D A Y H O U R S : M O N F R I 1 0 5 S A T 1 0 2 HOLIDAY HOURS: MON.-FRI. 10-5 SAT. 10-2 Readers Choice Winner Jewelry Store 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 www.jandjjewelersocala.com B ATTERIES $ 8 00 + tax Valentines Day Sale 10-40% OFF STOREWIDE 000DVM3 All repairs done on premises. F r e e S t y l e w i t h Free Style with C o l o r & C u t Color & Cut H a i r C u t Hair Cut & S t y l e & Style $ 6 1 $ 61 $ 1 9 $ 19 8 2 9 6 S W 1 0 3 r d S t R d 3 5 2 2 3 7 3 6 7 6 M o n d a y F r i d a y 9 5 S a t u r d a y 9 4 W a l k I n s W e l c o m e M i l l e n n i u m H a i r S a l o n A Certified Goldwell Color Salon Must present coupon. Expires 2/14/13 000DZBM Must present coupon. Expires 2/14/13 G e t R e a d y F o r Get Ready For V A L E N T I N E S D A Y VALENTINES DAY $ 5 0 0 O F F $ 5 00 OFF A n y N a i l S e r v i c e Any Nail Service Must present coupon. Expires 2/14/13 000DR7N

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Friday, February 8, 2013 ~ 31 www.smcitizen.com 2 ~ Friday, February 8, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Citrus Countys Volume Sales Leader We Deliver The Best Customer Service Buying Experience Vehicle Selection Showroom 2 Year Toyota Care ComplimentaryMaintenanceCome See Why We Are Rated The Best! VILLAGE TOYOTA CRYSTAL RIVER Was. . . . . . 17,900 Savings . . . . . 2,905 $ 14,995NEW 2013 TOYOTA COROLLA OF CRYSTAL RIVER www.villagetoyota.com 352-628-5100 VILLAGE TOYOTA000DZ2M *picture for illustration purposes only. 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. BROOKSIDE 07,By Sunnybrook 32ft, 5th wheel,2 slides exc. cond. loaded, stored under cover ask.15k,352-795-0787 or 352-208-7651 RV Liquidation Sale at TPTire on HW 200 in Ocala. Wed -Sun. 352-476-1702 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 BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID-$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 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 Good Housekeeping Available With References. Pls call Maria (352) 454-1599 AIRPORT RIDE too all airports 352-228-3040 STUMP GRINDING CALLJIM FOR FREE ESTIMATES (800) 478-8679 Just call and see how easy it is to make money with the classifieds. ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MAXIMUM 10 WORDS RUNSFOR 2 WEEKS FREE TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403 COMMUNITY YARD SALE Saturday Feb. 9, 8AM-2PM Countryside Presbyterian Church.7768 SW Hwy 200, (Near Lowes) Ocala. White Elephant, Clothing, Linen, Jewelry, Tools, Toys, Crafts, Books, CDs, Holiday Goods, Bake Sale & other items, Cafe. MOVING SALE EVERYTHING MUST GO! (352)220-1440 Bermuda Hay 50lbs $6 Never been rained on 795-1906 586-1906 SHAMROCK FARM, CR VACATION INCAPTIVAISLANDCondo At South Sea Resort. Reasonable (352) 873-8648 PUBLISHERS NOTICE: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Simply advertise in the Classifieds and get results quickly!How To Make Your Car Disappear... CALL TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403www.smcitizen.com 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 PRO SHOP ATTENDANTwith light Bookkeeping Part-time position 3-4 days a week, to work in the pro shop and also assist the bookkeeper. Candidate should possess excellent customer service skills and computer skills. Please call 854-6557 for more information or apply at Oak Run Country Club Human Resource Department EEO/DFWP ROYALOAKS COUNTRYCLUB PT Evening Server 3pm to closing for 3/4 Exp only For more info call 352-854-6557 X13 EEO/DFWP DUDLEYS AUCTION FIVE AUCTIONSThursday 2/7 Estate Adventure AUCTION 3pm out 6pm in: great selection of quality furniture, household, Antiques & collectibles. Always a great variety of value & fun Friday 2/8 REALESTATE all SOLD ABSOLUTE Black Diamond Lot Preview: 10:30 Auction: 11am Lot 3700 North Treyburn Path Lecanto, Fl great opportunity Hernando MH w/ LAKEVIEW Prev 12:30pm Auction 1:303755 N Roscoe Rd, 2/2 dblwide move in ready. Floral City 1 Acre Withalapopka Isle Pv. 2:30 Auction 3:30 -11572 E Head Ct partially cleared w/old well & power pole. Saturday 2/9 REALESTATE & CONTENTS MH on 1/5 acres Lecanto, Prev: 8am Auction: 9am Real Estate:10am 5316 S Destin Pt many updates, sep garage, barn, shop, lots of extras. PPinc. Massy Ferguson, 2001 Chev, 1500 ext PU, Super z mower, pop up, furniture, appliance, tools, Toyota, tire machine *check website www.dudleys auction.com 637-9588 10%BP Au2267 AB1667 Maine-ly Real Estate #381384 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 PRAYER TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN (Never known to fail) O most beautiful flower of Mt. Caramel, fruitful vine, splendor of heaven. Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in my necessity. O Star of the Sea, help me and show me here you are my mother. O Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to secure me in my necessity. (Make request). There are none that can withstand your power. O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee. (3 times). Holy Mary, I place this cause in your hands (3 times). Say this prayer for 3 consecutive days and then you must publish and it will be granted to you. M.S. INSIDE SALES REPRESENTATIVECitrus Publishing Citrus County, Fl Job Summary This position is designed to increase our market share of retail and classified display advertising in all of Citrus Publishings products. The position will consist of receiving incoming calls and making outbound service/cold calls. The position will also handle walk-in advertisers from our Meadowcrest office. Essential Functions Answering incoming calls for our Retail and Classified display ads Facilitating the display advertising needs of walk in customers Making outbound service calls to existing accounts Develop new customers through prospecting and cold calling Develop new opportunities for advertisers to do business with Citrus Publishing, Inc, Consistently meet or exceed monthly and annual sales goals Increase Citrus Publishings Market share through the development of on-line advertising revenue Communicate effectively orally and in writing with customers and coworkers Problem solving, analytical abilities and interpersonal skills required Maintain score cards on progress toward established goals Perform daily functions with a minimal amount of direction Minimum Qualifications at least two years of sales experience; advertising experience preferred Demonstrate persuasiveness and/or sales abilities Proper business attire Professional telephone presence Ability to work well in a team environment Administrative This is a 40 hour a week position Send resume to djkamlot@chronicleonline.com Deadline for applications is Feb.12, 2013Drug Screen Required for Final Applicant. Equal Opportunity Employer Bookmark Pat Wellington A detective who does it the old-fashioned wayKINSEY AND ME By Sue Grafton Loyal Grafton fans who like hanging out with her protagonist Kinsey Milhone will find much to like in this collection of short stories and essays. Its also a great intro for those new to Grafton. Beginning with the first of her alphabet series A is for Alibi, Grafton decided to freeze her protagonist in the 80s, freeing her sleuth from annoying cell phones, computers with Internet access, and DNA and forcing her to perform old-fashioned detective work, which means she spends the lions share of her time knocking on doors, checking out the library, and making use of a friend at the Department of Motor Vehicles. She also kept Kinsey relatively young and therefore energetic by allowing her to age only one year every two books. The stories are little more than vignettes of between 22 and 30 pages so theyre contrived but no less entertaining for it. And even in a short story, the author tells us, there has to be the nature of the crime and three viable suspects (persons of interest today). Naturally, a cold trail has to heat up quickly. On the penultimate page Kinsey usually sees the light and signals to us that shes solved the mystery: If Id had any doubts about his guilt, they vanished when we locked eyes. The tone changes at the last third of the book where Grafton describes her relationship with her two alcoholic parents, her father a mystery writer: One of the benefits of growing up as a child of two alcoholics was my lack of supervision. Every morning my father downed two jiggers of whiskey and went to his office. I lived in an atmosphere of apparent permissiveness. I read anything I liked, roamed the city at will, rode the bus lines from end to end, and played out intense melodrama with the other kids in the neighborhood. Despite the good face she puts on raising herself, theres little question that it was no picnic. Nor was being a mother to her mother at the end and being helpless to stop medical technology from saving a woman ready to die. Some readers may prefer stopping with the stories. When it comes to supporting her family, raising healthy educated children, and improving lives in her community, who is better at it than a mother who has attended and finished school herself. However, in some developing countries the lack of simple hygiene resources leads to high drop-out rates for girls. To help girls stay in school, volunteers from Timber Ridge Community Church of Ocala (10260 S.W. 110th St.) are volunteering their time and sewing skills creating much needed hygiene kits. Using guidelines from Days For Girls International website, with a goal of 100 kits and a four week deadline, they have cut, sewn, assembled and packed into hand-sewn drawstring bags 100 completed kits. In February all 100 kits are being taken to Uganda by church member and Days For Girls International volunteer Linda Rescorl. In Uganda 100 school girls will attend health classes provided by Days For Girls team members and each will receive their very own kit provided by these volunteers at the church. To learn about Timber Ridge Community Church go to www.enjoyocala.com or to www.daysforgirls.org for Days For Girls International. Local church helping girls in Uganda Pictured from left at Timber Ridge Community Church are Theresa Zimmerman, Nanette Franklin, Lucy Slevin, Alice Edge, Wanda Hair, Kathy VadeBoncoeur, Linda Rescorl, and Betty Espey. Not pictured: Pat McGlynn, LuAnn Ackley, Kate Lees, Jean Williamson, Karen Cavenaugh, LouAnn Lerch, Jennie Brown, and Richard Lake. A 71-year-old Ocala man was accused of DUI after being stopped at Palm Cays entrance off State Road 200. Arthur William Prevoost of Southwest 78th Court told the deputy he had just come from the VFW and was headed home. He reportedly failed the field sobriety test, and his breath registered at 0.159 and 0.158. The legal limit is 0.08. Erik Joseph Minner, 21, of Southwest 80th Court Road, was accused of DUI and possession of marijuana less than 20 grams Jason Bruce Anderson, 38, of Southwest 121st Avenue, Dunnellon, was accused of possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia and DUI. Recent Corridor arrests 000DY6L miSound Technology so transparent youll forget you are hearing through a hearing instrument. New micon fitting offers the most natural sound possible. miFocus This new 48-channel twin mic system makes hearing effortless again. Hear speech clearer than ever before. MiGuide Customized sound with automatic situation detection, it will learn your sound preferences and adjust them automatically! 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BRIEFS Sheriff Blair scheduled at Coalition meeting The State Road 200 Coalition will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, Feb. 11, at the Collins Health Resource Center, Building 300, Suite 303, TimberRidge Medical Park, on Southwest 110th Street off State Road 200 in Ocala. The meeting begins at 1 p.m. with refreshments available at 12:30. Newly elected Sheriff Chris Blair is scheduled to speak. The meeting is open to the public. Jazz bands plan show at West PortJazz Bands from five Marion County high schools perform this Valentines Day (Feb. 14) in the Optimist Club of Ocalas Jazz Band Festival. The event takes place at 6 p.m. inside West Port High Schools Performing Arts Center located at 3733 S.W. 80th Ave. in Ocala. Tickets are $3 at the door. Participating high school jazz bands include Belleview, Forest, Lake Weir, Vanguard, and West Port. This event prepares student performers for further evaluations at the Florida Bandmasters Association jazz band assessment on Feb. 21 at 9 a.m. at Lake Sumter Community College. For more information, call Scotty Vance at 2914030. INSIDE INDEX Bookmark................................2 Cherrywood.........................16 Classifieds.............................31 Oak Run.................................28 Opinion/Letters.....................8 OTOW.....................................30 Out to Pastor........................13 Pun Alley...............................25 Puzzles...................................27 Spruce Creek North...........30 Page 30 A new columnist, Ann Brennan, writes of Spruce Creek North starting today.SPRUCE CREEK NORTH RETURNSCitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & Businesses FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2013 VOLUME 17 NUMBER 37 www.smcitizen.com 32 ~ Friday, February 8, 2013 www.smcitizen.com BY PAT FAHERTY Citrus County ChronicleFacing costly lengthy repairs, Duke Energy parent company of Progress Energy Florida has announced it will retire the Crystal River nuclear plant. Retirement raises issues of job loss, reduced tax revenue, customer electricity bills, storing spent nuclear fuel, replacement power, the fate of related facilities, environmental and regulatory issues. Progress Energy serves portions of Southwest Marion County. The nuclear unit began operation in 1977. The plant known as CR3 has been shut down since 2009, predating the Progress-Duke merger. It has approximately 600 full-time employees, 200 longterm contract workers and another 400 short-term contract workers associated with the plant. The companys four coal plants, which employ about 300, will continue to operate at the energy complex. Two of those plants, however, are scheduled to be phased out in the near future. Fixing CR3 could have cost $1.49 billion to $3.43 billion with Nuclear plant will be retired Rally for Life PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKThe annual Ocala Rally for Life took place Saturday, Feb. 2, at Queen of Peace Catholic Church on State Road 200 after being moved from downtown. Above left, the Knights of Columbus presented the colors, and above right, Father Patrick J. ODoherty opened with the Prayer of St. Francis. For more photos, please go to www.smcitizen.com. Marion County Fire Rescue (MCFR) firefighter/paramedic Winfield Scott Hancock III resigned last week after being charged by the Marion County Sheriffs Office with grand theft and possession of a controlled substance. Thursday afternoon, while on duty, Hancock, who worked out of Station 28 in Rolling Greens, allegedly took medication belonging to a patient. A colleague thought Hancocks behavior at the scene seemed suspicious and contacted MCFR senior staff. They in turn notified law enforcement, who immediately conducted an investigation that resulted in Hancocks arrest. MCFR crew members handle medications and controlled substances on a daily basis and are held to the highest level of professional conduct in this and all other aspects of their jobs. As such, medications stored in the ambulances are inventoried each day and immediate, detailed reporting is required every time a controlled substance is administered to a patient. Hancock was hired in April of 2004 and has no prior record of employee misconduct. County firefighter/paramedic arrested The Four Chaplains The Four Chaplains were Lt. George L. Fox, Methodist; Lt. Alexander Goode, Jewish; Lt. Clark V. Poling, Dutch Reformed; and Lt. John P. Washington, Roman Catholic. They were on board the USAT Dorchester, which was torpedoed and sunk on Feb. 3, 1943. They willingly gave their life vests to members of the crew, and all four died. More photos can be found on www.smcitizen.com The guest speaker was Chaplain (Capt.) Stanley Beach, U.S. Navy retired. PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKThe Four Chaplains pictures were on display at Veterans Memorial Park on Feb. 3. Below, the crowd honors America during the singing of the National Anthem. PLEASESEENUCLEAR PAGE3 000DXIZ



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BRIEFS Sheriff Blair scheduled at Coalition meetingThe State Road 200 Coalition will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, Feb. 11, at the Collins Health Resource Center, Building 300, Suite 303, TimberRidge Medical Park, on Southwest 110th Street off State Road 200 in Ocala. The meeting begins at 1 p.m. with refreshments available at 12:30. Newly elected Sheriff Chris Blair is scheduled to speak. The meeting is open to the public.Jazz bands plan show at West PortJazz Bands from five Marion County high schools perform this Valentines Day (Feb. 14) in the Optimist Club of Ocalas Jazz Band Festival. The event takes place at 6 p.m. inside West Port High Schools Performing Arts Center located at 3733 S.W. 80th Ave. in Ocala. Tickets are $3 at the door. Participating high school jazz bands include Belleview, Forest, Lake Weir, Vanguard, and West Port. This event prepares student performers for further evaluations at the Florida Bandmasters Association jazz band assessment on Feb. 21 at 9 a.m. at Lake Sumter Community College. For more information, call Scotty Vance at 2914030. INSIDE INDEX Bookmark................................2 Cherrywood.........................16 Classifieds.............................31 Oak Run.................................28 Opinion/Letters.....................8 OTOW.....................................30 Out to Pastor........................13 Pun Alley...............................25 Puzzles...................................27 Spruce Creek North...........30 Page 30 A new columnist, Ann Brennan, writes of Spruce Creek North starting today.SPRUCE CREEK NORTH RETURNSCitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & BusinessesFRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2013 VOLUME 17 NUMBER 37 www.smcitizen.com32~ Friday, February 8, 2013 www.smcitizen.com BY PAT FAHERTY Citrus County ChronicleFacing costly lengthy repairs, Duke Energy parent company of Progress Energy Florida has announced it will retire the Crystal River nuclear plant. Retirement raises issues of job loss, reduced tax revenue, customer electricity bills, storing spent nuclear fuel, replacement power, the fate of related facilities, environmental and regulatory issues. Progress Energy serves portions of Southwest Marion County. The nuclear unit began operation in 1977. The plant known as CR3 has been shut down since 2009, predating the Progress-Duke merger. It has approximately 600 full-time employees, 200 longterm contract workers and another 400 short-term contract workers associated with the plant. The companys four coal plants, which employ about 300, will continue to operate at the energy complex. Two of those plants, however, are scheduled to be phased out in the near future. Fixing CR3 could have cost $1.49 billion to $3.43 billion with Nuclear plant will be retired Rally for Life PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKThe annual Ocala Rally for Life took place Saturday, Feb. 2, at Queen of Peace Catholic Church on State Road 200 after being moved from downtown. Above left, the Knights of Columbus presented the colors, and above right, Father Patrick J. ODoherty opened with the Prayer of St. Francis. For more photos, please go to www.smcitizen.com. Marion County Fire Rescue (MCFR) firefighter/paramedic Winfield Scott Hancock III resigned last week after being charged by the Marion County Sheriffs Office with grand theft and possession of a controlled substance. Thursday afternoon, while on duty, Hancock, who worked out of Station 28 in Rolling Greens, allegedly took medication belonging to a patient. A colleague thought Hancocks behavior at the scene seemed suspicious and contacted MCFR senior staff. They in turn notified law enforcement, who immediately conducted an investigation that resulted in Hancocks arrest. MCFR crew members handle medications and controlled substances on a daily basis and are held to the highest level of professional conduct in this and all other aspects of their jobs. As such, medications stored in the ambulances are inventoried each day and immediate, detailed reporting is required every time a controlled substance is administered to a patient. Hancock was hired in April of 2004 and has no prior record of employee misconduct. County firefighter/paramedic arrested The Four Chaplains The Four Chaplains were Lt. George L. Fox, Methodist; Lt. Alexander Goode, Jewish; Lt. Clark V. Poling, Dutch Reformed; and Lt. John P. Washington, Roman Catholic. They were on board the USAT Dorchester, which was torpedoed and sunk on Feb. 3, 1943. They willingly gave their life vests to members of the crew, and all four died. More photos can be found on www.smcitizen.com The guest speaker was Chaplain (Capt.) Stanley Beach, U.S. Navy retired. PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKThe Four Chaplains pictures were on display at Veterans Memorial Park on Feb. 3. Below, the crowd honors America during the singing of the National Anthem. PLEASESEENUCLEAR, PAGE3 000DXIZ

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Friday, February 8, 2013 ~ 31 www.smcitizen.com 2~ Friday, February 8, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Citrus Countys Volume Sales LeaderWe Deliver The Best Customer Service Buying Experience Vehicle Selection Showroom 2 Year Toyota Care Complimentar yMaintenanceCome See Why We Are Rated The Best! VILLAGE TOYOTA CRYSTAL RIVER W as. . . . . . 17,900 Savings . . . . . 2,905 $ 14,995NEW 2013 TOYOT A COROLL A OF CRYSTAL RIVER www.villagetoyota.com 352-628-5100 VILLAGE TOYOTA000DZ2M*picture for illustration purposes only. 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. BROOKSIDE07,By Sunnybrook 32ft, 5th wheel,2 slides exc. cond. loaded, stored under cover ask.15k,352-795-0787 or 352-208-7651 RV Liquidation Sale at TPTire on HW 200 in Ocala. 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White Elephant, Clothing, Linen, Jewelry, Tools, Toys, Crafts, Books, CDs, Holiday Goods, Bake Sale & other items, Cafe. MOVING SALE EVERYTHING MUST GO! (352)220-1440 Bermuda Hay 50lbs $6 Never been rained on 795-1906 586-1906 SHAMROCK FARM, CR V ACA TION INCAPTIV A ISLANDCondo At South Sea Resort. Reasonable (352) 873-8648 PUBLISHERS NOTICE:All real est ate advertising in this newsp aper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limit ation or discrimination based on race, color religion, sex, handicap, familial st atus or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limit ation or discrimination. Familial st atus includes children under the age of 18 living with p arent s or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newsp aper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real est ate which is in violation of the law Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newsp aper are available on an equal opportunity basis. T o complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing imp aired is 1-800-927-9275. Simply advertise in the Classifieds and get results quickly!How T o Make Y our Car Disappear ... CALL TOLL FREE1-8 7 7-6 7 6-1 40 3www .smcitizen.com ASSIST SENIORSW e pr ovide non-medical companionship and home help for seniors. Day, weekend and overnight shifts available. Join our special team of CAREGivers today.352-622-5936Lic. #HCS229393 PRO SHOP ATTENDANTwith light Bookkeeping Part-time position 3-4 days a week, to work in the pro shop and also assist the bookkeeper. Candidate should possess excellent customer service skills and computer skills. Please call 854-6557 for more information or apply at Oak Run Country Club Human Resource Dep artment EEO/DFWP ROY AL OAKS COUNTR Y CLUB PT Evening Server3pm to closing for 3/4 Exp only For more info call 352-854-6557 X13 EEO/DFWP DUDLEYS AUCTION FIVE AUCTIONSThursday 2/7 Est ate Adventure AUCTION 3pm out 6pm in: great selection of quality furniture, household, Antiques & collectibles. Always a great variety of value & fun Friday 2/8 REAL EST A TE all SOLD ABSOLUTE Black Diamond Lot Preview: 10:30 Auction: 1 1am Lot 3700 North T reyburn Path Lecanto, Fl great opportunity Hernando MH w/ LAKEVIEW Prev 12:30pm Auction 1:303755 N Roscoe Rd, 2/2 dblwide move in ready Floral City 1 Acre W ithalapopka Isle Pv 2:30 Auction 3:301 1572 E Head Ct p artially cleared w/old well & power pole. Saturday 2/9 REAL EST A TE & CONTENTS MH on 1/5 acres Lecanto, Prev: 8am Auction: 9am Real Est ate:10am 5316 S Destin Pt many updates, sep garage, barn, shop, lot s of extras. PP inc. Massy Ferguson, 2001 Chev 1500 ext PU, Super z mower pop up, furniture, appliance, tools, T oyot a, tire machine *check website www .dudleys auction.com 637-9588 10%BP Au2267 AB1667 Maine-ly Real Est ate #381384 Somebody else wants it!Got something special you no longer use? Sell it in the Classifieds. It may be just the per fect item to fill somebody elses need.TOLL FREE 1-8 7 7-6 7 6-1 40 3 PRA YER T O THE BLESSED VIRGIN (Never known to fail) O most beautiful flower of Mt. Caramel, fruit ful vine, splendor of heaven. Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate V irgin, assist me in my necessity O S t ar of the Sea, help me and show me here you are my mother O Holy Mary Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to secure me in my necessity (Make request). There are none that can withst and your power O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee. (3 times). Holy Mary I place this cause in your hands (3 times). Say this prayer for 3 consecutive days and then you must publish and it will be granted to you. M.S. INSIDE SALESREPRESENT A TIVECitrus Publishing Citrus County, Fl Job Summary This position is designed to increase our market share of retail and classified display advertising in all of Citrus Publishings products. The position will consist of receiving incoming calls and making outbound service/cold calls. The position will also handle walk-in advertisers from our Meadowcrest office. Essential Functions Answering incoming calls for our Retail and Classified display ads Facilitating the display advertising needs of walk in customers Making outbound service calls to existing accounts Develop new customers through prospecting and cold calling Develop new opportunities for advertisers to do business with Citrus Publishing, Inc, Consistently meet or exceed monthly and annual sales goals Increase Citrus Publishings Market share through the development of on-line advertising revenue Communicate effectively orally and in writing with customers and coworkers Problem solving, analytical abilities and interpersonal skills required Maintain score cards on progress toward established goals Perform daily functions with a minimal amount of direction Minimum Qualifications at least two years of sales experience; advertising experience preferred Demonstrate persuasiveness and/or sales abilities Proper business attire Professional telephone presence Ability to work well in a team environment Administrative This is a 40 hour a week position Send r esume to djkamlot@chr onicleonline.com Deadline for applications is Feb.12, 2013Drug Screen Required for Final Applicant. Equal Opportunity Employer Bookmark Pat Wellington A detective who does it the old-fashioned wayKINSEY AND ME By Sue Grafton Loyal Grafton fans who like hanging out with her protagonist Kinsey Milhone will find much to like in this collection of short stories and essays. Its also a great intro for those new to Grafton. Beginning with the first of her alphabet series A is for Alibi, Grafton decided to freeze her protagonist in the 80s, freeing her sleuth from annoying cell phones, computers with Internet access, and DNA and forcing her to perform old-fashioned detective work, which means she spends the lions share of her time knocking on doors, checking out the library, and making use of a friend at the Department of Motor Vehicles. She also kept Kinsey relatively young and therefore energetic by allowing her to age only one year every two books. The stories are little more than vignettes of between 22 and 30 pages so theyre contrived but no less entertaining for it. And even in a short story, the author tells us, there has to be the nature of the crime and three viable suspects (persons of interest today). Naturally, a cold trail has to heat up quickly. On the penultimate page Kinsey usually sees the light and signals to us that shes solved the mystery: If Id had any doubts about his guilt, they vanished when we locked eyes. The tone changes at the last third of the book where Grafton describes her relationship with her two alcoholic parents, her father a mystery writer: One of the benefits of growing up as a child of two alcoholics was my lack of supervision. Every morning my father downed two jiggers of whiskey and went to his office. I lived in an atmosphere of apparent permissiveness. I read anything I liked, roamed the city at will, rode the bus lines from end to end, and played out intense melodrama with the other kids in the neighborhood. Despite the good face she puts on raising herself, theres little question that it was no picnic. Nor was being a mother to her mother at the end and being helpless to stop medical technology from saving a woman ready to die. Some readers may prefer stopping with the stories. When it comes to supporting her family, raising healthy educated children, and improving lives in her community, who is better at it than a mother who has attended and finished school herself. However, in some developing countries the lack of simple hygiene resources leads to high drop-out rates for girls. To help girls stay in school, volunteers from Timber Ridge Community Church of Ocala (10260 S.W. 110th St.) are volunteering their time and sewing skills creating much needed hygiene kits. Using guidelines from Days For Girls International website, with a goal of 100 kits and a four week deadline, they have cut, sewn, assembled and packed into hand-sewn drawstring bags 100 completed kits. In February all 100 kits are being taken to Uganda by church member and Days For Girls International volunteer Linda Rescorl. In Uganda 100 school girls will attend health classes provided by Days For Girls team members and each will receive their very own kit provided by these volunteers at the church. To learn about Timber Ridge Community Church go to www.enjoyocala.com or to www.daysforgirls.org for Days For Girls International. Local church helping girls in Uganda Pictured from left at Timber Ridge Community Church are Theresa Zimmerman, Nanette Franklin, Lucy Slevin, Alice Edge, Wanda Hair, Kathy VadeBoncoeur, Linda Rescorl, and Betty Espey. Not pictured: Pat McGlynn, LuAnn Ackley, Kate Lees, Jean Williamson, Karen Cavenaugh, LouAnn Lerch, Jennie Brown, and Richard Lake. A 71-year-old Ocala man was accused of DUI after being stopped at Palm Cays entrance off State Road 200. Arthur William Prevoost of Southwest 78th Court told the deputy he had just come from the VFW and was headed home. He reportedly failed the field sobriety test, and his breath registered at 0.159 and 0.158. The legal limit is 0.08. Erik Joseph Minner, 21, of Southwest 80th Court Road, was accused of DUI and possession of marijuana less than 20 grams Jason Bruce Anderson, 38, of Southwest 121st Avenue, Dunnellon, was accused of possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia and DUI. Recent Corridor arrests 000DY6L miSound Technology so transparent youll forget you are hearing through a hearing instrument. New micon fitting offers the most natural sound possible. miFocus This new 48-channel twin mic system makes hearing effortless again. Hear speech clearer than ever before. MiGuide Customized sound with automatic situation detection, it will learn your sound preferences and adjust them automatically! 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a timeframe of 31 to 96 months. The project was described as technically feasible, but with significant risks. Plus, it would have had to have been relicensed in 2016 not a certainty, according to Jim Rogers, Duke chairman, president and CEO. We believe the decision to retire the nuclear plant is in the best overall interests of our customers, investors, the state of Florida and our company, Rogers said in a news release. This has been an arduous process of modeling, engineering, analysis and evaluation over many months. The decision was very difficult, but it is the right choice. The Crystal River nuclear plant has been an important part of our generation fleet for three decades, said Alex Glenn, state president of Progress Energy Florida. We are very sensitive to the impact on our employees at the plant and on the Citrus County economy. We are working to place as many employees affected by todays announcement in other positions within the company, and we are committed to working with Citrus County to lessen the effects as much as possible. In addition to job loss, retiring the plant will affect county tax revenues. In a recent letter to Citrus County political leaders, Glenn stated, If the company were to retire CR3, however, this could result in a further reduction to the taxable value of our assets in Citrus County, and a possible reduction of tax payments by an additional $6 million to $9 million. Progress customers will be directly affected, though not immediately with the total future impact on monthly electric bills uncertain. Duke and Nuclear Electric Insurance Limited (NEIL) have resolved the companys claims through mediation. NEIL will pay an additional $530 million along with $305 million it has already paid. Progress customers will eventually benefit from $835 million in insurance proceeds. This will be the largest claim payout in the history of NEIL. The monies we receive will go directly to customers to reduce their electric bills, Rogers said. However, according to a Feb. 5 filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Duke listed the recovery of $1.645 billion it has invested in the plant as one of the financial implications of its decision to retire it. Putting it perspective, Grant said, There is no impact on todays customers bills.Friday, February 8, 2013 ~ 3 www.smcitizen.com 30~ Friday, February 8, 2013 www.smcitizen.com YAY! Were back and raring to go! There is so much happening in our little community we can hardly keep up. New activities have been added, a new board has been elected, and things are moving right along! Social NewsThe Social Committee has been very busy planning new events. On Feb. 10, Jamie Webb will be having a dance show at 2 p.m. Admission is $2 at the door. It will involve young people dancing and performing. On Feb. 16, we will be having our Sweetheart Ball, for friends and partners. The music will be provided by Solid Gold Al Sutphen. This dance will be BYOB -Donation 50/50, serving coffee and dessert. Its $5 at the door. Bring your sweetie or a friend! A series of new events have been planned for the future, so please keep your eyes on the Citizen for new times and dates for fun and entertainment!Pancake BreakfastThe Last Saturday Breakfast for February will be on Feb. 23 at 9 a.m. Tickets will be on sale Wednesday, Feb. 20 at the Clubhouse for $3 each. Marge Simard will also be selling tickets at 352-8739853. The menu for the February meal is egg sausage casserole, melon slice, orange juice and coffee or tea. It will be delicious!!! BowlingBowling on the Spruce Creek North Fun League is a blast! We thrive on friendly competition, lunching after the three games, and cheering on our partners and foes. The League starts at 9 a.m., and goes until just before noon. Lots of people go out for lunch after the mixer is over! Just be ready to cheer the bowlers on, and have a wonderful time doing it!! Line Dancing Every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m., there is line dancing at the Clubhouse. Not only does line dancing provide good exercise, it also helps the brain by forcing it to remember the various steps required to dance. It also improves balance. Guys, its not just for women! There are plenty of fellas that want the exercise, or to hook up with an active gal! Plus its so much fun, we develop lasting friendships and meet new acquaintances!!Ann Brennan is the correspondent for Spruce Creek North. She can be reached at nickevan7@hotmail.com or at 352-342-9466. Spruce Creek North Ann Brennan Social Committee planning events in Spruce Creek North The Recycled Trashy Fashion Show Presented by the OTOW Lions Club 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 Randall White, will be served at 6, 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 e-mail at wendyp1946ad@aol.com. Checks should be made out to the OTOW Lions Club and sent to P.O. Box 772733, Ocala, Florida 34477. Organizations, businesses, and clubs that wish to enter a model as a contestant should contact Lion Joan Greve at 352-854-8314 or via e-mail at kenjoang@yahoo.com a.s.a.p. Those interested in sponsoring 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$5,000; Sapphire-$2,500; Platinum$1,000; Gold-$500, and Silver-$250. Sponsors at these levels will have their ads placed in the event program. Individuals 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!SoftballAmazing things can happen in a softball league, such as the two triple plays in one game. A hard ground ball was batted to third baseman Sweet Lou, tagging the base at third then throwing the ball to Gary at second, who then threw over to Slim (Bill) at first base. The unexpected second triple play came innings later with the same rotation of players. In another game, we saw right fielder Nick make an amazing backhanded catch to get the last out of the inning, stopping the opposing team from getting any runs. Last month it was all about the Dr. Dunn and Overhauser teams maintaining first place, but, oh, how things have changed! Both teams have gotten into a slump, with the Dr., Dunn Team now sharing last place and Overhauser not far from getting there. Meanwhile, the Wise Way Team has come to life and pulled themselves up into a first place tie with the Cebert Wealth Team. The Great Clips Team continues to struggle and hopes to pull out of the cellar soon. The team just cant seem to muster continuous wins, although they have shown some improvement. Tee Pee Tire, the once teamtobeat, hit bottom, but with a new addition to the team, they may be coming back strong. Yes, amazing things do happen in this league and members want to encourage more and more spectators to come out and cheer us on! Team W L 5-Cebert Wealth-Bill 15-9 3-Wiseway-Jimmy 15-9 1-Dr. Dunn-Kenny 11-13 4-Tee Pee Tire-Tom 11-13 6-Overholser-Roger 10-14 2-Great Clips-Paul 10-14Hoofin It and Golf Tournament for charities and more from Bob WoodsThere are two events about to take place within our community and that is Hoofin it for Hospice and a golf tournament benefiting Hospice and OTOWs Lions Club Canine Companions for Independence. Hoofin it for Hospice will take place this coming Saturday (Feb. 9) starting at 8 a.m. at the downstairs level of the Health & Recreation Building. This is a two mile walk at your own pace rain or shine. All donations will be collected at that time. Contact for this event is Karen Benson, Phone 352-304-8658. The first golf tournament inside a tournament will take place Friday, March 22 at the OTOW Candler Hills Golf Club. All eligible golfers can participate. A total of 128 players can participate in this event. There will be a putting contest along with a raffle prior to the shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. Following the tournament a luau buffet will be available where awards and prizes will be presented. Anyone shooting a hole in one at any hole will receive a three-year Cadillac lease sponsored by Sullivan Cadillac. All proceeds will be equally donated to the above charities. Contact Emil Russo for details and reservations at 1-888-299-0599 Ext 104. In additional news from Bob Woods, he has stated that he has a few cabins remaining on two Royal Caribbean cruises for this year. The first cruise departs Port Canaveral on May 20 for a 4night, 5-day voyage on board the Enchantment of the Seas heading for the cruise lines private island of Coco Cay and then onto Nassau. Prices for this cruise include taxes and port charges, bus and drivers tips along with porters tips at the pier. There is a $50 shipboard credit per cabin. The second cruise is departing OTOW on Dec. 7 for a flight to San Juan, Puerto Rico to board the Jewel of the Seas for a 7-night, 8-day voyage stopping at St. Thomas, St. Croix, Antigua, Martinique, and St. Lucia before returning to San Juan and then the flight back to Orlando. Booking this cruise is for the cruise only as air fare has not been published as yet and wont be available until sometime in June. Now is the time to book this cruise. If transportation prices come in to expensive, then one can cancel and receive a complete refund up to final payment. By booking now you insure the group price and become a member of the group. The cruise lines can pull cabins back from the travel agent and those waiting could lose the group status, not including higher prices but a $50 shipboard credit per cabin. Details and cabin prices can be downloaded on Bobs website at www.bobwoodsontheroadagain.com. Or feel free to call Bob at 352-854-0702. Eloise Hollyfield can be reached at ejh2025@gmail.com. Charity activities, softball, travel keep OTOW busy OTOW Happenings Eloise Hollyfield Book saleMarion County libraries held a book sale last Saturday. These shoppers at the Freedom Public Library compare notes on what they purchased.PHOTO BY RON RATNER NUCLEARCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Friday, Feb. 8 Life Line Screening availableLife Line Screening is a mission to make people aware of unrecognized health problems and encourage them to seek follow-up care with their personal physician. The leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings in the United States, sponsored by Ocala Regional Medical Center and West Marion Community Hospital, will be available on Friday, Feb. 8. Pre-registration is required and a fee is charged. Call 1-800-324-1851 for information and registration. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, www.ccomc.org/.Two-day performance at West PortThe Marion County Center for the Arts at West Port High School will present A Taste of Broadway, a musical theater revue, on Friday, Feb. 8 and Saturday, Feb. 9 at 6:30 p.m. The cabaret style show is performed in the West Port High School Performing Arts Center, 3733 S.W. 80th Ave. in Ocala. Tickets are $7 and include dessert and a beverage. Seating is limited. Tickets may be purchased at www.westportwolfpack.orgSaturday, Feb. 9 Ocala West men to serve breakfastOcala West United Methodist Church will host an all-you-can-eat breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the church, 9330 S.W. 105th St., Ocala. Cost is $3 for children, $5 for adults and $20 per family.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 352-237-4633.Manatee Button Collectors to meetThe Manatee Button Collectors Club meets the second Saturday of each month at the Marion Oaks Community Center Clubhouse at 9:30 a.m. For more information, please call Jim Bergmann at 352-727-1241 or Dwight or Laura Stoffel at 352-787-5945Countryside Country FaireThe Countryside Country Faire will take place Saturday, Feb. 9, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. There will be a white elephant sale with tools, linen, clothing, jewelry, purses, books, videos, CDs, holiday decorations, toys, games, puzzles and a homemade bake sale. Refreshments will be available. For information, call 352-237-4633.Sunday, Feb. 10 Friendship Fellowship SundayOn Sunday, Feb. 10, join the members and friends of Christs Church for the after worship service Friendship Fellowship Pot Luck Luncheon. This month we celebrate Foods We LOVE. Bring an entree, salad or dessert, connect with others and meet new friends. Christs Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, www.ccomc.org/. 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, UF. For information, call 352-867-1340. Community calendar 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 HOLIDAY HOURS: MON.-FRI. 10-5 SAT. 10-2 HOLIDAY HOURS: MON.-FRI. 10-5 SAT. 10-2 Readers Choice Winner Jewelry Store 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 www.jandjjewelersocala.com B ATTERIES $ 8 00 + tax Valentines Day Sale 10-40% OFF STOREWIDE 000DVM3 All repairs done on premises. Free Style with Free Style with Color & Cut Color & Cut Hair Cut Hair Cut & Style & Style $ 61 $ 61 $ 19 $ 19 8296 SW 103rd St. Rd. 352-237-3676 Monday Friday 9-5, Saturday 9-4 Walk-Ins Welcome Millennium Hair Salon A Certified Goldwell Color Salon Must present coupon. Expires 2/14/13 000DZBM Must present coupon. Expires 2/14/13 Get Ready For Ge t R e a d y F o r V A L E N T I N E S D A Y V A L E NTI NE S D A Y $ 5 0 0 O F F $ 5 00 OF F A n y N a i l S e r v i c e Any N ail S e r v i c e Must present coupon. Expires 2/14/13 000DR7N

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Hospice 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 352-8545218. Friday, February 8, 2013 ~ 29 www.smcitizen.com 352-237-2796 Family Owned & Operated Since 1972 Licensed & Insured #3803 Dependable A Division of R.C. Cohn Construction 000DZWC CONCRETE WORK REPAIRING OLD INSTALLING NEW We Make Your Concrete Look Good Specializing in Repairing Concrete Driveways Pool Decks Patios Entrance Ways Advantages: Mildew & Oil Resistant Non Skid Protection Easy to Keep Clean Commercial Grade Quality RENEWED SURFACES 4~ Friday, February 8, 2013 www.smcitizen.com SOUTH MARION Citiz en The South Marion Citizen is a free community newspaper covering news of communities in southwest Marion County including Oak Run, Pine Run, Palm Cay, On Top of the World, Kingsland Country Estates, Countryside Farms, Marion Landing, Majestic Oaks, Hidden Lake, Woods and Meadows Estates, Paddock Farms, Saddle Oak Club, Deer Creek, Cherrywood Estates, Hardwood Trails, Candler Hills, Country Oaks, and Harvest Meadows, among others. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Citizen: If your community is listed above and the Citizen is not delivered to your home and you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 200 Corridor, call 854-3986CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481 EditorJim Clark Circulation Barbara Jaggers Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean and Kristy Kaigan General Manager John Provost Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Deadline for classified ads :Deadline for display advertising : Tuesday 4 p.m. before publicationMonday 5 p.m. before publication READER SERVICES I want to get news in the Citizen.Call editor Jim Clark at 352-854-3986 or send by e-mail to editor@smcitizen.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Citizenoffice in Kingsland Plaza. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Member of the Community Papers of Florida at 9:30 a.m. on the third Friday of each month in the card room; however, as a reminder, the March, June, September and December meetings are held in the Orchid Club. In March the meeting will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Announcements of club activities are on Channel 12 and at www.orgenealogy.blogspot.com. Oak Run residents may read the blog but only club members can post comments, questions, or answer comments to questions. Oak Run residents interested in researching ancestors are welcome to attend meetings and to join us. The annual membership is $6 and entitles you to get help in finding the missing links in your family tree, to meet others with the genealogy addiction, and to attend the holiday party. Showcase of StarsSaturday, Feb. 16, the talented performers of Oak Run will present Its Love Song Time, at 7 p.m. at Palm Grove. Admission is free and there will be door prizes and 50/50. Performing Arts Company Couples are the norm for in the Performing Arts Company. Take the Schmidts. Dianna has done lobby decoration and has been play program editor, house manager and now is assistant director for The Odd Couple. Art pioneered our sound system assisted by Dianna, served on reading committees and builds our scenery sets. With the Waddells, Patty is our director, also directed Senior Follies, sold dinner theater tickets, did sound work and was stage manager. Jim aids Art Schmidt in building scenery and is chairman of the dinner theatre committee. Then there are the Webers. Shari appears in shows, is our choreographer and is currently selling dinner theatre tables, Hal develops our musical scores and sound effects, does graphics for the show and edits the play program with assists from Shari. In the Winkleman/Noel team, Lou as a script advisor for this play and Linda is in charge of ticket sales as well as current assistant treasurer for our new Performing Arts Company board. The Yaichs Marlena is in the cast and Lou is our stage manager. The Kreiders Bonnie is one of the lead roles and Bob is assisting Lou Yaich in the stage manager job.With Diane and Frank Porterfield, Diane has been the director of 14 of our past plays and assumes a role on stage for this show while Frank is the shows producer and is also a cast member. We are thankful to have these teams dedicating so much time to bring first class plays to Oak Run. Please note the ticket sale dates on the bulletin board in the Orchid Club. Tickets may also be purchased by phone. For the dinner theatre call Shari Weber at 352-854-0116 and for all other shows call Linda Noel at 352-873-9908.Royal Oaks Womens 18 Hole GolfOn Tuesday, Jan. 29, we played a game called Ones.. Only the holes beginning with those letters were used for scores. And the winners were: First flight, 1st place Diana Galla, 2nd place Jan Tennant, 3rd place Joanne Ellis; Second flight: 1st place Lynn Houghton, 2nd place Carol Clark, 3rd place Judy Klein, 4th place tie Roseann Lavacca and Joan OBrien; Third flight: 1st place tie Arlene Klann and Gayle Feeman, 3rd placeGinger Drake. Closest to the pin was Nancy Lefebvre. Nice going, winners! ORWGAHere are the names of the winners of the Jan. 24 Low Net Tournament. Flight A June Dickbernd, Marge Richardson, Sue Marentette; Flight B LaVerne Browand, Annette Carini, Karen Schuelke; Flight C Nancy Reichenbacher, Terri Feeley, Debbie Palmer; Flight D Delma Miller, Sharon Scrivens, Betty Scott. Closest to the pin: LaVerne Browand. Chip-Ins: Mary Hart, Sharon Scrivens. Congratulations to Marti Babb who did not let the frigid winds affect her game. Marti scored a 39 on the front nine at Spruce Creek Preserve during our Jan. 31 low net tournament. Here are the winners listed in their flights in order of finish: Flight A Marti Babb, June Dickbernd, Joan Klier; Flight B LaVerne Browand, Olive Adler, Donna Huffman;. Flight C -Ginny Simons, Nancy Reichenbacher, Carol Devin; Flight D Sharon Scrivens, Delma Miller, Ann Hurr. Closest to the pin: Donna Huffman. Chip In: Kathy OConnell. Royal Oaks Lady NinersOn Jan. 31. we played Ts and Fs and full handicap. Flight A 1st. Diana Schmidt, tied in 2nd. Patty Waddell and Sally Crass. Flight B 1st. Darlene Lamo, tied in 2nd. Eleanor Cerlenko and Vange Bell. Closest to pin on #6 was Diane Dufresne. .Elsa Berbig had a chip in on # 8. This is the last week to sign up for our Sweetheart Scramble. We are looking for a good turn out with lots OAK RUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 28 Sunday, Feb. 10 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. Special evening of music with Weaver familySouthwest Christian Church will be hosting the Weaver family at Feb. 10 at 6 p.m. The gifted family brings Southern Gospel music played on traditional bluegrass instruments. The Weaver family was named Bluegrass Band of the Year, both in 2009 and 2010. The group has received five Songwriter of the Year awards and was recently nominated as Group of the Year Heritage Award by the Artists Music Guild. The public is invited to the concert. Weekly Sunday Services include Sunday School for all ages at 9:30 a.m. and worship at 10:30 a.m. Interim Minister Peter Bunch will be speaking. The church is at 9045 S.W. 60th Ave. For more information call 352-861-9080.Tuesday, Feb. 12 Womans Club to meetThe GFWC Womans Club of Ocala will hold meetings of the Day Group and Evening Group on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at the Elks Club and Lodge, 702 N.E. 25th Ave., Ocala. The Day Group luncheon meeting will begin at 11:45 a.m. and the speaker will be Carol Ely, a member of the Marion County School Board. Cost is $10. Make reservations with Mary at 352-347-3975. The Evening Group will meet for dinner at 6:30 and a program will be presented by Linda DeWolf, an interior designer. Cost is $10. Call Fran at 352-629-7397 or email to ocaladowns@yahoo.com for reservations. All women in the community are invited to club meetings. 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. Thursday, Feb. 14 Jazz bands to performSix jazz bands go head-to-head this Valentines Day (Feb. 14) in the Optimist Club of Ocalas Jazz Band Festival. The event takes place in West Port High Schools Performing Arts Center located at 3733 S.W. 80th Ave. in Ocala at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $3 at the door. Competing high school jazz bands include Belleview, Dunnellon, Forest, Lake Weir, Vanguard, and West Port. This competition prepares players for further competition at the Florida Bandmasters Association Jazz Band Assessment the following week (Feb. 21 at 9 a.m.) also held at West Port. Admission is free to this state-based event where 25 jazz bands from Lake, Marion, and Sumter counties will compete. For more information, call 352-291-4000. Friday, Feb. 15 All church Valentine dinnerThe Forever Young Ministry presents an All Church Valentine Dinner on Friday, Feb. 15, at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $7 per person. Reservations, by phone or at the signup desk, required. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, www.ccomc.org/.The Circle of French FriendsLe Cercle Des Amis Franais meets on the third Friday of every month from 11 a.m. to noon at Marion County Sheriffs Office Community Conference Room, 9048 State Road 200, about mile from Walmart. The club promotes all things French: language, culture and fun. You do not have to be a fluent speaker to join the group. Guests are welcome at any meeting. Call Marie McNeil at 352-509-4940 for more information. The next meeting is Feb. 15. Male Chorus sings at Ocala WestThe Rockingham Male Chorus will present a concert at the Ocala West United Methodist Church on Friday, Feb. 15, at 7 p.m. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St. For more information, call 352-854-9550. The chorus of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia is a group of volunteer musicians from a variety of careers who welcome the opportunity to travel and sing the gospel of Christ. The chorus has given more than 1,000 concerts and performs regularly, September through April, traveling from Pennsylvania to Florida. Ocala West is pleased to have them return for another concert. You will enjoy their smooth, rich, melodic sound. Saturday, Feb. 16 13th annual Horses for Hospice Trail Ride H a i r & N a i l s Hair & Nails 000DZ80 C ALL 237-7020 FOR APPOINTMENT Happy Valentines Day on Feb. 14 with any service Get a 10% Off Coupon on any service in March Purchase Gift Certificate for $20 or mor e GET 10% OFF with any serv ice in Mar ch Cannot be combined with other offers. Must present coupon. 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Saturday, Feb. 16 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.Queen of Peace Country FairQueen of Peace Council of Catholic Women will hold their annual Country Fair Saturday, Feb. 16 in the Parish Hall at Southwest State Road 200. Bring your friends; there will be something on sale for everyone, including white elephant items, jewelry, books, tapes, videos, decorative items and baked goods. The event is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.Marion County Scandinavian ClubThe Scandinavian Club of Marion County invites people of Danish, Finish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish decent to join us at our next meeting on Feb. 16. We will meet at 11:30 a.m. at the Ocala Hilton, 3600 S.W. 36th Ave. in Ocala. The menu will be roast beef au jus with mashed potatoes, salad, coffee and dessert. Entertainment will be announced. The cost is $16 per person. Reservations and payment must be made in advance. Payment must be received by Wednesday the 13th of February. Checks to be made out to Don Clauson and mailed to Don Clauson, 5901 S.W. 86th Place, Ocala, FL 34476. For further details call Jim Neate 352-687-1580, Don Clauson 352-861-1235 or Terry Rasmussen 352-347-8362.Chili supper and bake saleSister Concepta, who founded and oversees Brother Keepers soup Kitchen in Ocala, is sponsoring the 6th annual chili supper and bake sale on Feb. 16, at Blessed Trinity Church. It will be from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Parish Hall, 5 S.E. 17th St. Menu includes both red and white chili, plus salad. For information, call 352-867.9860.Golf Scramble benefits, Elks, ACSThe annual Benjamin H. Ayres Memorial Golf Scramble, a fun event to benefit Ocala Elks Lodge 286 and the American Cancer Society, will take place on Saturday, Feb. 16 at Candler Hills Golf Club. Registration is at 7 a.m. with a continental breakfast and driving range available. Shotgun start will be at 9 a.m., with lunch following golf. There will be two flights for golfers with equal size trophies. Age groups ae up to 49 years and 50 years and older. Price per golfer is %75, gold sign sponsor is $200, silver sign sponsor is $100. Donations are accepted for trophies, printing and hole in one. There will be a $10,000 cash prize for a hole-in-one on the par 3 hole 13, 157 yards. Please make checks payable to Ocala Elks Lodge 286, 702 N.E. 25th Ave., Ocala FL 34470. 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If you have any questions or concerns, Captain Burton will be happy to answer questions. This is very valuable information for us all. Just because we live in a gated community does not mean that we are protected from those who try to take advantage of seniors! Please take advantage of this opportunity to better protect yourself. The presentation will be sponsored by the Oak Run Medical Team. For information call 352-873-3365.Donut Drop In Book Sale Come to the Orchid Club tomorrow, Saturday, Feb. 9, from 8 to 10 a.m. for donuts, juice, coffee or tea. Meet you neighbors and start the morning off right. The book sale will be going on at the same place and time. Correction Passport show ticket salesOops!! Last weeks column indicated that tickets would be sold for the Doug Gabriel Passport Show on both Monday, Feb. 11, Tuesday Feb. 12. This was incorrect. Ticket sales will only take place on Monday, Feb. 11, from 8 to 10 a.m. in the card room of the Orchid Club. If you cannot make this sale, please call Carol Forgette at 352-873-3074 and she will see to it that you get your tickets. Ambassadors are no longer selling tickets on Tuesdays for the Ambassador shows. They will only be sold on Mondays. Carol Forgette will take care of tickets after that.Do You Remember? Columbus Day PartyTune in channel 12 for Len Teitlers presentation of October 2012 Italian American Club Columbus Day Party, narrated by Anna Boodee. It will air following FY I daily at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. from Feb. 8 to 15. Tuesday Is Bingo NightAttention bingo players! Our 10-yearold, outdated control panel has been replaced with a state of the art Model 500, including a computerized touch screen control panel. Come with your friends and neighbors to check our our new equipment and new games for a fun night of bingo. Doors open at 3 p.m., card sales are from 4 to 5:45 p.m. and games begin at 6 p.m. Here are two important reminders. No one under 18 years of age is allowed in the Orchid Club during games and all residents and overnight guests must wear visible name or pool tags. The snack bar will be open. Come and join the fun. For information contact Dee Spath at 352-237-0502. Genealogy ClubThe Oak Run Genealogy Club meeting will be on Feb. 15 at 9:30 a.m. in the card room at the Orchid Club. The annual membership fee of $6 is due. This month Frazer Crane will give a presentation on heraldry. Heraldry has been an important indication of rank in many countries and is the study of shields and banners identifying the rank of combatants during battle, It has also been used in tracing genealogies. Come to the meeting and discover if one of your ancestors had a heraldry shield. Following this presentation we will have a 50/50 drawing. Please keep in mind, programs are subject to change. 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Come check out this beautiful home located in one of the most sought after 55+ community Pristine condition sitting on a corner lot. 3/2/2 w/formal dining rm., open Florida rm., eat-in kitchen w/all major appliances, new countertops, new carpets & porcelain tile flooring. Inside laundry, freshly painted, impact windows, new vanities & toilets. Theres too much to mention. MLS#385593/BH/BEN . . . . $109,900 CUSTOM HOME IN OAK RUN. This 3BR/2BA,2CA GAR with 2000 sq. ft. living area. Over 3000 ft. under roof. Home has split BR plan, family room, large eat-in kitchen, large kitchen w/new stainless appliances. Master bedroom has a Jacuzzi bath, glassed-in lanai off kitchen, roof over patio off lanai. All overlooking private backyard. Driveway and walkway pavers. Must see home. Priced right! MLS#382336/JH/WIT . . . . $ 1 3 4 9 0 0 SP ACIOUS MOBILE MANUF ACTURED HOME. Family rm. with gas fireplace. Many nice features, large sunny kitchen with abundant cabinets and counter space, light & bright breakfast nook, and a living/dining rm. combo. Large master bdrm. and master bath with shower plus garden. Inside laundry rm. tub. MLS#383990/LBK/LED . . . . . . . . . $39,900 GREA T SETTING FOR THIS 2/2/2 free-standing home with a den + formal dining room AND breakfast nook & inside utility room. EVERYTHING you could want for active retirement living. Call today for a personal viewing. MLS#382018/DP/BRU . . . . . . . . . . . . . $106,500 OUTST ANDING SETTING for this 3/2/2 in prestigious 55+ community V ery private backyard to enjoy from your large screened porch. A MUST SEE! MLS#379982/DP/PET $147,500 COME AND T AKE A LOOK. This 2 bdrm, 2 bath home is sitting right across the street from the community pool, its like having your own pool with NO maintenance! Hardwood floors in all rms. except tile in both baths, new base boards, newer double pane windows thru-out, newer appliances, new toilets, all new doors inside, new kitchen sink, countertop & back splash. Theres simply too much to mention MLS#385267/BH/BOT . . . . . . . . $62,500 PLEASE PRESENT THIS AD T O GUARD A T GA TE OPEN HOUSE 8666-E SW 92ND LANE For more information, go to www .bigsunrealty .com, click on Open Houses BRIGHT CHEER Y SP ACIOUS VILLA! 2/2/2 tile throughout entire home. Solar tubes in kitchen, family rm., master & guest baths. Florida rm. under heat/AC. Plus a screen porch. Newer AC/heat. Also included is the golf cart! MLS#385177/LBK/STE . . . . . . . . . . . . $64,500 8969-C SW 95TH STREET DIRECTIONS: OTOW main gat e, T/R SW 89th Ct. Rd., T/L SW 95th St., home on the right. PLEASE PRESENT THIS AD T O GUARD A T GA TE OPEN HOUSE 8969-C SW 95TH STREET For more information, go to www .bigsunrealty .com, click on Open Houses CLEAN, MOVE-IN CONDITION! 2/2/1, family room off kitchen, formal living room & dining area, large bedrooms, all appliances included. Garage has automatic opener and attic space. Relax on the covered front porch or the screened lanai. This is a must see! MLS#385399/LBK/MUR . . . . . . . . . . . . $44,900 8530-B SW 90TH STREET DIRECTIONS: From Hwy 200 gate, straight through until stop sign at SW 90th St., T/R, home on right. PLEASE PRESENT THIS AD T O GUARD A T GA TE OPEN HOUSE 8530-B SW 90TH STREET For more information, go to www .bigsunrealty .com, click on Open Houses IMMACULA TE 3/2/2, 1674 sq. ft., great landscaping, newer A/C, gas furnace, screened porch. MLS#364107/SR/NOL . . . . . . . . . . . . . $99,900 9089 SW 95TH A VENUE DIRECTIONS: From OTOW main gate left @ 90th St. (stop sign), then left on 96th Ct. Rd., left on 92nd Pl., T/R onto 95th A ve. to home on your left. PLEASE PRESENT THIS AD T O GUARD A T GA TE OPEN HOUSE 9089 SW 95TH A VENUE For more information, go to www .bigsunrealty .com, click on Open Houses OPEN SUNDAY 12:00-1:15 PM O N TOP OF THE WORLD OP EN SUNDAY 1:45-3:00 PM O N TOP OF THE WORLD OP EN SUNDAY 1:00-2:00 PM O N TOP OF THE WORLD O PEN SUNDAY 2:00-3:00 PM O N TOP OF THE WORLD OP EN SUNDAY 1:00-3:00 PM O N TOP OF THE WORLD P INE RUN ESTATE NEW LISTING O N TOP OF THE WORLD NEW LISTING OAK RUN CANDLER HILLS MARION LANDING O N TOP OF THE WORLD Happy V alentines Day fr om all o f us at ERA Big Sun R ealty

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Friday, February 8, 2013 ~ 27 www.smcitizen.com 6~ Friday, February 8, 2013 www.smcitizen.com ARIES (March 21 to April 19) It could be risky to push for a project you believe in but others are wary of. Never mind. If you trust your facts, follow your courageous Aries heart and go with it. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your enthusiasm sparks renewed interest in a workplace project that once seemed headed for deletion. Support from supervisors helps you make all necessary changes. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A colleague might be a bit too contrary when your ideas are being discussed in the workplace. A demand for an explanation could produce some surprises all around. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Try to avoid distractions at a time when maintaining stability in a fluid situation is essential. Therell be time enough later for the Moon Child to enjoy some wellearned fun and games. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Stop wasting energy licking your wounded pride. Instead, put the lessons you learned from that upsetting experience to good use in an upcoming opportunity. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) You love being busy. But try not to make more work for yourself than you need to. Get help so that you dont wind up tackling tasks that are better left to others. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Your usually balanced way of assessing situations could be compromised by some so-called new facts. Check them out before making any shift in judgment. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) You might feel angry over an unexpected shift in attitude by someone you trusted. But this could soon turn in your favor as more surprising facts come out. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Love rules everywhere for all amorous Archers, single or attached. Its also a good time to restore friendships that might have frayed over the years. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Its not always easy for the proud Goat to forgive past slights. But clearing the air could help establish a better climate for that important upcoming venture. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Good news: Your skillful handling of a recent matter has won admiration from someone who could be influential in any upcoming decisions involving you. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) You continue to welcome new friends into the widening circle of people whom you hold dear. One of those newcomers soon might have something special to tell you. 2013 King Features Synd., Inc. Sunday, Feb. 17 Jazz Society offers mus ic, d ancingThe Ocala Jazz Society will host an afternoon of music at the VFW hall on Sunday, Feb. 17 from 2 to 5 p.m. Open to everyone, organizers say the, event offers incomparable musicians featuring great tunes for everyone and dancing is encouraged. A $3 donation is requested and benefits Hospice in memory of Bea Wilson, the founder of the Ocala Jazz Society. The VFW, across from Oak Run, is just off State Road 200. For more info call Diana, 352-286-5636. Chuck W agon Gang at Christ s 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/.Cosmopolitans Annivers aryThe Cosmopolitans of Ocala will be celebrating its 20th Anniversary on Sunday, Feb. 17 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Ocala Hilton Hotel. Donation is $50 per person. Over the years members have volunteered many hours to community services that involve children, and many have made donations to charitable organizations in Marion County. The income from this anniversary event will go to the Winston Brown Scholarship Program for high school graduates, May 2013. Please contact Edith Harper, 352-307-0670 or Gertha Williams, 352-893-9265 for tickets.Ro s e pruning dem ons trationMarion County Rose Society will hold a rose pruning demonstration at 2:30 p.m. at 2224 Clearwater Run, The Villages. Meetings are open to all who want to have fun learning about and sharing their love of roses. Visit www.marioncountyroses.org, or call Howard Johnson at 352-751-0355.Monday, Feb. 18 Am erican Legion pos t to m eetThe Ralph J Green American Legion Post 354 will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, Feb. 18, at 1 p.m. in the community room of the Sheriffs Brian Litz Building 9048 S.W. State Road 200. Try to arrive early to enjoy light refreshments and comradeship with fellow veterans. For more information telephone Commander Fred Pulis 352-854-9976.Marion Oaks Dem ocrats to m eetThe 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. 19 Financial W orkshop at Ocala WestDo you have the information you need to make decisions about your financial goals? This financial workshop, sponsored by Edward R. Jones will help you learn key principles of saving and investing and also learning specific strategies to help you reach your long-term financial goals. The workshop will be held at 10:30 a.m. in the multi-purpose room (room 235). Topics and dates are as follows: Feb. 19, Focus on Fixed Income. Feb 26, Take Stock in the Market. March 5, Protecting Whats Important.Thursday, Feb. 21 College Road Y oung at H eartCollege Road Baptist Church, on Feb. 21, will bring our own Rod Hendrick to entertain us with his Southern style storytelling and humor. He might even sing. Bring a dish to share and join us for an hour of fellowship at noon at 5010 S.W. College Road (State Road 200). Phone is 352-237-5741 for information or if you need a ride. 000DXVR Best of the Best four years in a row HOURS: Mon. Fri. 10am 5pm Hearing Aid Centers A NAME YOU CAN TRUST WITH OVER 1500 LOCATIONS NATIONWIDE FREE HEARING AIDS FOR ALL FEDERAL WORKERS & RETIREES *No Co-Pay or Exam Fee Inside Walmart Hwy. 200 & Corner 484, Ocala 352-291-1467 000DXEY Inside Crystal River Mall Across from K-Mart 352-795-1484 Inside Sears Paddock Mall 352-237-1665 Federal Government Insurance Code #104, #105, #111, or #112 CHECK YOUR QUALIFICATIONS CALL 352-291-1467 BC/BS LIMIT 1 COUPON PER VISIT. LIMIT 2 PACKS PER VISIT. One More Week! BATTERIES PREMIUM ZINC BATTERIES 89 FREE HEARING TEST FREE REPAIRS (IN OFFICE ONLY) HEARING AID Fits 30 DB Loss Full Shell #ME200 $ 695 .00

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Friday, February 8, 2013 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 26~ Friday, February 8, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Attend the worship service of your choice... Attend the worship service of your choice... Thursday, Feb. 21 Alzheimers workshops setMarion County families are invited to attend a series of free Alzheimers CARE training workshops that will be offered on Feb. 21, March 7, March 21 and April 4. Each session will begin at 5:15 p.m. at Home Instead Senior Care, 606 S.W. 3rd Ave., Ocala. Developed by Home Instead Senior Care, the Alzheimers or Other Dementias CARE program incorporates an innovative, hands-on approach to help families deal with the difficult behavioral changes that often are associated with Alzheimers disease or other dementias. During the workshop, program experts will teach caregivers how to: Manage behaviors. Encourage engagement. Care for themselves while caring for their loved one. To reserve a spot, call Home Instead Senior Care at 352-622-6447.Saturday, Feb. 23 Kingdom of the Sun Concert BandThe Kingdom of the Sun Concert Band announces its A Musical Memory concert series for Saturday, Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 24 at 3 p.m. at the Marion Technical Institute, 1614 S.E. Fort King St., Ocala. Musical selections include: Finlandia; Selections from Les Miserables; Memory from Cats; Indiana; Esprit De Corps; Morceau Symphonique featuring trombonist Richard Blankenship; and Lassus Trombone featuring the KOS trombone section. All performances are free and open to the public. For more information, call 352-624-9291 or visit http://kingdomofthesunband.org.Saturday, Feb. 23 Eagles tribute concert planned7 Bridges: The Ultimate EAGLES Experience is a stunningly accurate tribute to the music of the Eagles. Using no backing tracks or harmonizers, the band faithfully re-creates the experience of an Eagles concert from their most prolific period. 7 Bridges will feature brilliant hit singles after another while offering the perfect blend of songs to capture all levels of Eagles devotees with some mighty Don Henley and Joe Walsh surprises sprinkled into the mix. Tickets for this concert start at $15. The 7 Bridges: The Ultimate EAGLES Experience show provides family friendly entertainment for all ages, weaved into a powerful rock-n-roll concert experience! Catch them live at the Circle Square Cultural Center on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. T he Cultural Center is at 8395 S.W. 80th St., Ocala. For more information on the 2013 entertainment line-up including times, dates and tickets, visit www.CSCulturalCenter.com or call 352-854-3670.Ocala Symphony; Two days of young talentThe Ocala Symphony Orchestra will showcase the two winners of the annual 22nd Young Artist Competition at the Saturday, Feb. 23 and Sunday, Feb. 24 concerts at the Ocala Breeders Sales Auditorium, while performing some of the most uplifting and powerful pieces of the symphonic repertoire of Italian composer, Ottorino Respighis Pines of Rome. Julia Hossain, 14, who won the junior division, will perform Edouard Lalos Symphonie Espagnol. Ivana Muncan, 23, who won the senior division, will perform Ludwig Van Beethovens Piano Concerto No. 4. Both winners received a $1,000 cash prize, as well as the opportunity to perform with the OSO Feb. 23 and Feb.24. Each year the OSO sponsors this youth outreach program for outstanding young musicians, with the goal of motivating and enhancing the music careers of promising young musicians. The competition takes it a step further by assisting these ambitious musicians in their musical careers by providing the opportunity to be a participant musician with the OSO. Maestro Matthew Wardell, OSO musicians and local area musical experts judged these promising young artists. There will be two concerts held at OBS: Saturday, Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 24 at 3 p.m. Tickets start at $5 and can be purchased by visiting www.ocalasymphony.com or calling 352-351-1606. Tuesday, Feb. 26 SOS meetingThe SOS (Sisterhood of Survivors) Support Group meets the last Tuesday of each month at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St. Room 235 (Multipurpose Room) at 1 p.m. Our meeting on Feb. 26 will be a presentation by Jane Houldsworth, Community Relations person for Americas Choice in Homecare, Visiting Angels. We never know when we might have a need for these kinds of services and this presentation should be very interesting. If you have any questions, please contact Gail Tirpak at 352-291-6904. 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 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 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 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 1 03 rd St Pi ne Run OT OW 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 T r aditional W orship 8:00 & 1 1:00 A.M. Casual & Contemporary 9:30 A.M. 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 Phone (352) 861-9080 JOIN US IN WORSHIP 9045 SW 60th A ve. Ocala, FL 000DANR Sunday Services 10:30 a.m. 6:00 p.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Monday Morning Christians Bible Studies W e dnesday 7:00 p.m. Southwest Christian Church W esleyan-Holiness T radition OCALA WEST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE T eaching the Bible as Gods W ord to produce Christ-followers! S undays: Sunday School . . . 9:15 A.M. Morning Worship . . 10:30 A.M. Worship . . . . . . 6:00 P.M. Children s Bible Quizzing 6:00 P M. W e dnesday Evenings Adult Bible Study . . 6:00 P M. Pastor Curt Dowling 5884 SW 60th A ve. (Airport Rd.) Ocala, Fl 34477 (352) 861-0755 www .ocalawestnaz.org 000D2HD 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 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-W eek Bible Study www .colleger oad.org 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. Pa s t o r : Matt Hunt Assoc. Pastor Kevin Hunt (Independent) 6158 S W Hwy 200 Jasmine Plaza Oc ala, FL 34476 873-4705 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 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 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 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) 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 000COJM 4800 SW 20th St Ocala, FL 34474 352-237-5611 www.bereanbaptist.net Ber ean Bapt ist Church Independent F undament al Dr Mike Patton Pastor Sunday Bible Study 9:45am Sunday Worship 10:45am & 6:00pm Wednesday Bible Study 7:00pm Assistive Listening System Nursery pr ovided for all services 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 000DVMZ Feb. 13 & 14 2013 873-6100 Royal Palms Plaza 854-8787 Oak Run REAL EST A TE CORP www .DeccaR ealEstate.com YOU CAN PICK UP MAPS AND FL YERS T O ALL DECCA OPEN HOUSES A T ALL 3 GA TES SR 200, 484, AND SW 62ND A VE. 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Next Thursday is Valentines Day. The greeting card industry estimates that more than one billion cards will be exchanged along with an innumerable amount of roses, chocolates, and other assorted gifts used to express feelings of affection for each other. Theres still time for you to go out and get your sweetheart an expression of your love. Cupids early visit to Pun Alley left some lovely stories as well some others that arent so lovely.Valentine surpriseAfter she woke up, a woman told her husband, I just dreamed that you gave me a pearl necklace for Valentines Day. What do you think it means? Youll know tonight, he said. That evening, he came home with a small package and gave it to his wife. Delighted, she opened it to find a book entitled, The Meaning Of Dreams.Back issuesTom moved in with his girlfriend and her enormous collection of old magazines. They took up an entire room in the apartment. Its me or the magazines, Tom insisted. When she refused to part with any of them, he left and told his friends, She just had too many issues.Moving momentsThe young man straightened his tie and with brave determination entered the living room. Er, could I see you for a moment, sir? Absolutely, my boy. What can I do for you? Well, sir, you see its like this. Phyllis thought wed better ask you first. Yes, go right ahead. Young people nowadays usually dont ask. Er-well, weve been going together for quite some time now and Phyllis thought itd be all right if Id ask you. Why certainly, Bob, youre a fine boy and Ive always been fond of you. Then can I take your car tonight? Cupids barbsI dont ask or expect much of life, said the beautiful young woman. Like every other young woman, all I want is a handsome man to love and understand me. That isnt too much to expect of a millionaire, is it? Eskimo Lover: What would you say if I told you I had come a hundred miles through ice and snow with my dog team, just to tell you I love you? Eskimo Sweetie: Id say that was a lot of mush. She wont marry him while hes drunk and he wont marry her when hes sober. Married life can be very frustrating. In the first year, the man speaks and the woman listens. In the second year, the woman speaks and the man listens. In the third year, they both speak and the neighbors listen. Carol was afraid the girls wouldnt notice her engagement ring. Did they? Did they? Four of them recognized it at once. Mascara-packing mommaMy girl friend was brushing on some stuff onto her eyelashes I never saw her wear before. I asked her if she used it before, and she said that she used it only once a year. I asked her why, She said, Its my St. Valentines day mascara.My one and onlyRoger, who was 19 years old, was buying an expensive bracelet, to surprise his girlfriend on Valentines Day. The jeweler inquired, Would you like your girlfriends name engraved on it? Roger thought for a moment, grinned, then answered, No, instead engrave To my one and only love. The jeweler smiled and said, Yes, sir; how very romantic of you. Roger retorted, Not exactly romantic, but very practical. This way, if we break up, I can use it again.Aint love grand?My darling, my lover, my beautiful wife, Marrying you screwed up my life. I see your face when I am dreaming. Thats why I always wake up screaming. Kind, intelligent, loving, and hot, This describes everything you are not. I thought that I could love no other, That is until I met your brother. I want to feel your sweet embrace, But dont take that paper bag off your face. I love your smile, your face, and your eyes, Damn, Im good at telling lies! What inspired this amorous rhyme? Two parts vodka, one part lime. My love, you take my breath away, What have you stepped in to smell this way?Dont forget your loved ones on this upcoming holiday. Dick and his sweetheart Jane live in Oak Run. Friday, February 8, 2013 ~ 25 www.smcitizen.com At this writing congressional lawmakers are reported to be cautiously optimistic about producing a new immigration law. Thats Washington talk meaning the effort could collapse if Congress or the White House has an ego tantrum. Getting through the political BS (baloney stuffing) makes it difficult to keep track of what Congress and the president are really up to. Senator Richard Durbin of Illinois, the #2 Democrat in the Senate, started off the work by saying We are committed to a comprehensive approach to finally have an immigration law we can live with. The senator said weve had no clear statement of immigration policy for 25 years. Hes having convenient memory problems Weve had clear immigration laws which successive presidents decided not to enforce for political reasons. Put bluntly, Congress, the White House, and their political friends and supporters created the immigration mess. Eleven million illegal immigrants didnt just wander over the border on a foggy weekend. The basic elements of a proposed new immigration law are clear a pathway to citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants; more severe penalties for hiring undocumented workers; tighter border security; and a sensible limit to the number of immigrants who can be admitted annually without disrupting the job market for American citizens and legal immigrants who are already here. Bumps in the road to a new immigration law include protecting the places in line of legal immigrants who have been awaiting citizenship for months and sometimes years, and over 300,000 spouses and children who want to reunite with non-citizen immigrants who are already in the U.S. legally. Also, Republicans want preferences for technology graduates, while Democrats want to keep visas available for 50,000 less-educated immigrants from Africa and Asia. Meanwhile, back at the White House, the president made a cheerleader-in-chief trip to Colorado to praise the efforts of Congress and to state a few of his concerns about a new immigration law, such as a more speedy path to citizenship and whether same-sex couples would be included. There are several potential flies in the ointment once any new immigration system becomes law. Back in 1986 after Congress and President Reagan created an amnesty for existing illegal immigrants, there was widespread document fraud. The number of illegal immigrant applicants far exceeded expectations. The border was not secured and a new flood of illegal immigrants began coming north almost immediately. In his recent rally speech in Las Vegas, President Obama said he will submit a plan of his own if he doesnt like what Congress produces. He should be taken at his vague word. Just before the November election and without legal authority, he granted temporary amnesty to young illegal aliens. Four successive presidents chose to wink at our immigration laws, including Mr. Obama. Our most important question now is whether the president will treat a new immigration law as just another amnesty, and decline to enforce provisions with which he disagrees. www.smcitizen.com 8~ Friday, February 8, 2013 Quick now! On Interstate 75, where is Exit 341? Anybody? Thats what I thought. Electronic signs have popped up on all major east-west roads near the Interstate in the past couple of weeks, with large letters blinking at you: Exit 341 closed 02/11/13. Then it flashes to something about detours. To me, these signs prove one thing, that there is a major disconnect between government bureaucrats and the common man, residents such as you and me. If that same sign read: Belleview exit closed 02/11/13, youd know right away what they were talking about. You wouldnt have to go to a DOT online site, if you can find it, to see which exit is which on the highway. It probably never even occurred to the person setting up those signs (we dont know if its FDOT or county, but Im betting on the state) that the average person probably doesnt have all the exit numbers memorized. Even longtime residents might have trouble, because the numbers were changed to match mileage signs a little while back. So Exit 341 used to be Exit 67. If the governor and the Legislature want to make the government more responsive to the people, staff it with real people not bureaucrats who havent lived in the real world for ages. Along the same lines, some state agencies use state road numbers for all highways, whether thats the way people know them or not. If I told you to find State Road 93 on a map, youd probably go away shaking your head. Yet when traffic accident reports come out, they say an accident happened on State Road 93 which, by the way, is Interstate 75. Folks in Dunnellon, who are used to seeing U.S. Highway 41 run through their town, might be hard-pressed to find State Road 45 on a map. As you might suspect, its the same road. Same goes for Crystal River, where U.S. Highway 19 runs up and down the West Coast of Florida. But our government will tell you that events on that road occur on State Road 55. Much of this occurs in news releases, and the burden falls on us to clean it up so you can understand it, and we do try. But the other day I was listening to a local newscast, and they told me something happened on a road that I never heard of until I found the news release and figured out where it was. So if you want to do some extra studying, go to the Florida Department of Transportation website and memorize the exit numbers and highway designations. That way youll be able to carry on an intelligent conversation with a bureaucrat.Jim Clark is the editor of the South Marion Citizen. PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOSTEDITOR: JIM CLARK Citizen The opinions expressed in South Marion Citizen editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper.Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board.Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns.Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 854-3986.All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via e-mail. Names and communities will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out.We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Not all contributions are printed.Letters longer than 550 words may be regarded as columns and printed on a space-available basis, and writers will be limited to one contribution per month. The deadline is one week prior to each Fridays issue.Send letters to: The South Marion Citizen Editor, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@smcitizen.com. This was supposed to be the coming out party for New Orleans, to show that the city has come all the way back from the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina several years ago. Instead, the lights went out. No amount of public relations spin can undo the fact that the entire sports world sat watching semi-darkness for 34 minutes Sunday night while the power was restored. At this writing, New Orleans officials are saying that an electrical abnormality forced a safety switch to trip, knocking out half the stadiums power. Anyone whos ever been to a high school football or basketball game can tell you that when the lights go out, event for a few seconds, it takes quite a while to recycle them and get them up to full power. Its a safety feature so bulbs dont pop, showering glass on the people below them. Unfortunately, the announcers on CBS didnt appear to be familiar with this fact. We also find it hard to believe that CBS didnt have an auxiliary power plan so its game announcers could remain on the air. The NFL had to be embarrassed. It had fought hard and long to prove that New Orleans was ready, only to have this abnormality thrown back at them. In its haste to get the city back on its feet, the league didnt properly check the stadium, or it would have realized that it was opened in 1975 and had suffered extensive damage in Katrina, making it questionable whether a game of this magnitude could be played flawlessly. Obviously, it couldnt. The effect on the game is up for debate. The Baltimore Ravens appeared to lose the momentum they had built when the San Francisco 49ers scored 17 points in less than five minutes to make the game close. But the 49ers had done this all the way through the playoffs, so theres no way to tell if the brownout (it wasnt a fullscale blackout) contributed or not. Sometimes things happen beyond the control of the league and the organizers, but an examination of the stadium ahead of time might have revealed that this could happen. In fact, there was a report Monday that some lights that were supposed to come on during Beyonces halftime show didnt do so, a warning sign that apparently was not acted upon. At any rate, the antiquated New Orleans stadium should not be the site for any more Super Bowls. There are many newer stadiums in many deserving cities that could host the event. Of course, there could also be problems in other stadiums, as early as next year. The game is scheduled for New Jersey, in the Meadowlands. Playing an outdoor game in New Jersey in February is risky the NFL could find itself with problems two years in a row. Has a blizzard ever delayed the Super Bowl?S UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Lights go out in New Orleans More on roads: Where is Exit 341? Jim Flynn Columnist Immigration reform or just another amnesty? Jim Clark Editor READER OPINIONS INVITED LETTERS TO THE EDITOR History lesson neededIt appears the letter writer of Outdated Amendment is fanatically anti-Second Amendment. I dont have a problem with him voicing his opinion about it, but I think he should have used facts. Instead he chose to use nonsense to try and make his point. The writers question When the Second Amendment to our Constitution was written and enacted, what was the status of, the about to become, Union? His answer, as he states, we were fighting the British for our freedom from the king of England. Right? Well sir, not so. That is an erroneous answer. And in his delusion he continues on, it was passed to allow the citizens of a new nation to bear arms against the British. Well again, not true. This is another flawed answer. As the facts below show, the war between the 13 British Colonies in America and Great Britain had been over for eight years when the Second Amendment came into effect. But I would add, there would be good rationale, because of that conflict, fighting government tyranny, that the Second Amendment was adopted. Research shows the American Revolutionary War was (1775-1783). It was also known as the American War of Independence. It was a war between the Kingdom of Great Britain and 13 British colonies on the North American continent. To be specific, the U.S. Constitution was adopted on September 17, 1787, by the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and ratified by conventions in 11 states. 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Friday, February 8, 2013 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 24~ Friday, February 8, 2013 www.smcitizen.com fect on March 4, 1789. The Bill of Rights, where the Second Amendment is found, was 10 proposals that Congress sent out to the states in 1789 for their ratification. They came into effect as Constitutional Amendments on December 15, 1791. To reiterate, that was eight years after the war. The only document enacted during the time of the Revolutionary War against the British, which took place 1775-1783, would be our Declaration of Independence, which was adopted July 4, 1776. Nowhere within that document does it mention allowing the citizens of a new nation to bear arms to fight against the British. There is nothing more terrifying than ignorance in action. Goethe engraved on a plaque at the Naval War College. Within his letter there was a mention of likely dumb alibis to support gun ownership. that would be coming if his letter was published. Well I think a dumb alibi, in regard to the Second Amendment being outdated, antiquated, and when it was enacted has just been exposed. But, so as not to disappoint the writer, I have included here, for him, more dumb alibis and outcries in favor of gun ownership. No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government Thomas Jefferson, 1 Thomas Jefferson Papers, 334 Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples libertys teeth.and keystone under independence The very atmosphere of firearms everywhere restrains evil interference they deserve a place of honor with all that is good. George Washington The Second Amendment is a doomsday provision, one designed for those exceptionally rare circumstances where all other rights have failed where the government refuses to stand for re-election and silences those who protest; where courts have lost the courage to oppose, or can find no one to enforce their decrees. However improbable these contingencies may seem today, facing them unprepared is a mistake a free people get to make only once. Justice Alex Kozinski, US 9th Circuit Court, 2003 They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. Benjamin Franklin Lincoln said study the constitution Let it be preached from the pulpit, proclaimed in the legislatures, and enforced in courts of justice. Now Ive finished my NRAisms and Im going to clean my gun. Ebbon Johnson OcalaLaws and gunsSoooo, lets go with the recent writers idea for a moment, well make guns unlawful. Arrange a date where all law abiding citizens will arrive at the courthouses all over the USA and turn in their firearms ... all of them, because now it is against the law to own one. Send all the guns to the recycle center and turn them into statues. Uh oh, now we must apply a bit of Sir Issac Newtons law For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Criminals never made it to the courthouse, therefore, now, they are the only ones who own weapons. You go off to the market one day, meet up with a criminal who is intent on robbing the store. He waves his weapon about, a nearby gentleman steps up and tries to tackle him, the criminal simply LETTERSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 shoots him, then just to show how serious his intentions are, he shoots a few more customers, thereby letting the manager know he had better cooperate. The criminal demands cash and a case of beer. Unbeknownst to the criminal, the manager has hit a panic button to alert the police to his dilemma and sends a clerk to get the beer, while he opens the safe. Police arrive. Criminal is now aware of the fact, so he shoots the manager and a few more customers. Criminal decides to exit the premises, grabs a bag of money and a settles for a six pack, heads for the door. Meanwhile his partner in crime arrives with the getaway vehicle, criminal runs toward the car, police try to aprehend him, so criminal shoots the officers, after all, gun possession is unlawful. Once the antiquated Second Amendment is removed from our Constitution, what freedoms will you select to start on next? Free Speech? There are those that bully others into suicide and other violent acts. Sooo, according to your logic, we should simply get rid of it. PLEASESEELETTERS, PAGE10 000DXE8 Ken Halderman (352) 237-4488 10641 SW 80th Ave., Ocala A S K A B O U T N O M O N E Y D O W N V A O R F H A F I N A N C I N G 000DWIB Homes are selling! Now is the time to list! 2/2/2 HOME with carpet and tile on floors. A 14\9 lanai to enjoy your private backyard, all appliances are included. Per fectly located in this gated 55+ community across Blvd. is the clubhouse. Solar heated pool and many activities for the residents, R/V parking for residents. Landscaped and has garage door opener, great price for this home. MLS #368855 $51,500 2/2/2 custom built S entinel, featuring split bedroom plan, completely updated. A ll new floors laminate and carpet, master bath cherry cabinet and molded counter top, new custom cherry cabinets in kitchen with slides and easy close, new C orian counter and faucet. A ll newer appliances. B reakfast nook, sprinkler system. L ocated in a guarded 55+ community. N ewly land scaped. F resh paint. MLS #384466 $98,000 2/2/1 HOME large great room opens to kitchen, dining and living room completely remolded oak cabinets in kitchen and both bathrooms. Beautifully counter tops Florida room 20/9 with heat and air, inside laundry new appliances, newer roof and air, tile on floors located in a guarded 55+ community, your retirement home awaits. 1220 sq ft living space. MLS #383919. $68,000 2/2/2 HOME located in Spruce Creek North. Has a new roof and newer air carpet and tile on floors, walk-in closets, large eat-in kitchen, formal dining room, very open and bright living room. Home is a pleasure to show move in condition. 14/9 glass-enclosed lanai. Located in a 55+ community. MLS #380368 $81,000 3/2/2 HOME has laminate floor in house and features a split bedroom plan. Large 10/20 Florida room. Modern kitchen with Corian counter top new cabinets, newer appliances, new sink, newer roof and air. The house is move-in condition, lots of storage located in a guarded 55+ community two pools and club houses. MLS #382431 $71,500 2/2/1 HOME with carpet and tile, inside laun dry, screen lanai to enjoy the back yard, newer roof. Located in gated 55+ community, great retirement home or winter home. Appliances included. MLS #375557 $36,500 MAGNIFICENT 3/2/2 WINDMILL MODEL featuring split bedrooms and a 12/24 in-ground pool with cage and solar heated. R emolded kitchen with new wood cabinets and Corian counters and new sink, top-of-the-line stainless appliances, laminate floors, inside painted 2011 new roof 2008. M any skylights cathedral ceilings, large master bath with double sinks. P lexiglass encl. porch 15/30. L ocated in a 55 + gated community. L ush landscaping with irrigation. V ery private backyard. B ring offer. MLS #373042 $129,900 2/2/2 HOME with tile and carpet. Large 11/28 Florida room guest bath has a walkin bath tub, great for handicapped person All appliances stay. Located in a gated 55+ community, backs up to Oak Run. Very private covered patio. New roof 06 and air 08. Palm Cay has a solar heated pool, R/V parking for residents. MLS #382291 $57,500 2/2/1 HOME with a private backyard to a wooded area, nicely maintained, new roof 2006, air 2010 new water heater, new glass front door, galley kitchen with tile and back splash inside laundry. Located in a gated 55+ community, termite bond furniture can be included at full price. MLS #377599 $57,500 2/1/1 HOME has tile in kitchen and carpet in the rest. Glass 15/9 Florida room. Located in guarded community. Great place to retire. Two pools and two clubhouses. All new paint. MLS #378843 $37,900 PENDING PENDING PENDING 3/2/2 HOME SPINOSA MODEL. H ome features a split bedroom plan carpet and tile in home. K itchen has been remodeled with new counters and floor. V ery large home with a lot of storage, inside laundry with pantry. 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Friday, February 8, 2013 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com 10~ Friday, February 8, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Once politicians begin hacking away our rights, there will no longer be a FREE United States of America. I suggest we follow Occams Razor ... leave that antiquated, brilliantly conceived and written, freedom giving document alone. In closing...I ask the question: Do you recall why the Japanese did not carry out their planned invasion on American soil during WWll? Barbara R. Priest OcalaWhere will the money come from?I admit I do not know what will happen if America does go bankrupt, but it could happen soon with our borrowing 40 cents of every dollar we spend, with no end in sight. We are now over $17 trillion in debt! Too many of us believe big government is the answer to all of our problems, expecting government to keep their freebees coming. They applaud raising taxes on the contributors and our printing more money. Econ 101 tells us this has to stop or we will have massive inflation coupled with severe devaluing of our dollar. This will affect every individual regardless of financial status. Somehow we now have more money to fight the hoax of manmade Global warming, and because of the action of one evil killer in a school, we believe all schools should have armed guards, fences, etc. We resist simply having the principal and a few teachers armed which would stop cowards from entering the school and not cost us billions of dollars. For example, all teachers in Israel carry guns and they dont have this problem. I cant recall a single incident where mass killings were committed by anyone with a concealed weapon permit. There are numerous recorded incidents where these same individuals have saved lives. Evil cowards only attack the helpless. We are facing the implementation of Obama Care, which is estimated to cost 10 to $13,000 per individual. But dont worry, most wont pay that much because they will receive government assistance. Who do they think they are kidding? Just where do they think that money comes from? The only money they have is taxpayers money, and here we go again, robbing Peter to pay Paul. They just plan to take it out of both of Peters pockets. Our future depends on our making drastic spending cuts but nothing indicates this will happen, we just keep adding more such as the above. If we go bankrupt, there will be no money for any government program! I invite all responses that will answer the question, What will happen to America if we go bankrupt? This isnt about political party, its about our country. Wayne Rackley Oak RunFederal debt is higher than advertisedThe $16+ trillion debt that you see advertised (for a good overall federal and state debt information source, go to debtclock.org) is the public debt, that is, the debt owed to bond and note holders, both within and outside the U.S. There is another part of the debt that few people talk about, and thats the debt incurred by the U.S. Treasury for monies borrowed from the various trust funds (Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid). These borrowings are unfunded, and the only way these debts can be repaid to the trust funds would be raising taxes, borrowing more, or printing money, something the U.S. Treasury is not now and will not be in a position to do when future benefits recipients claim these funds. These vast sums owed to the taxpayer should be included in the advertised debt. David M. Walker was the U.S. Comptroller General (CEO of the U.S. Government Accountability Office) for almost 11 years during three administrations, both Republican and Democrat. David expresses great concern with the governments accounting practices in his book Come Back America (2010 Random House). In Davids opinion, and he ought to know, the IOUs held by the trust funds for the amounts borrowed by the Treasury and amounts needed by the trust funds to meet its future obligations are monumental and unfunded. The U.S. Treasury estimates these unfunded liabilities at $46.1T+ as of the end of fiscal year 2011. As the nations past chief accountant, David feels that these unfunded Treasury debts should be included in the national debt. And so do I. So, is the real debt really $65.5+T? You decide, but dont forget to increase it even more if interest rates go up, which they surely will. Check out Davids web site at http://keepingamericagreat.org. Two other related websites you should check out are The Marion County League of Women Voters site at lwvmarion.org and the Stop Fighting, Start Fixing NO LABELS organization site cofounded by Walker. Peter Wood, Member League of Women Voters, Marion County Lwvmarion.orgAssault weaponsProponents of gun enthusiasts i.e. the NRA, say they have the right to own assault weapons in case of government invasions or tyrannies, but paranoid, hypothetical scenarios cannot take precedence over the very real, very preventable deaths of children. Adding to its deadly efficiency is the large capacity magazine, a gunman can easily empty a 60-round magazine in less than 20 seconds. Sixty bullets. Twenty seconds. Those little kids and teachers at Sandy Hook didnt have a chance. Proponents say they have the right to own the guns for hunting, but assault rifles are designed specifically to kill people, not animals. Hunters dont use these weapons, but every military in the world does. They would have you believe that more guns provide more chances for people to defend themselves. So should everyone be armed to the hilt in schools, churches, at social gatherings, etc? Where does this logic end? Assault weapons do not belong in civilian hands, nor do clips that contain more than 10 rounds. If you cant defend home and family with a pistol, you wont with a more complex weapon. These weapons, specifically, are used in almost every mass shooting tragedy. Dangerous individuals are instantly enabled to cause devastating numbers of LETTERSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 9 PLEASESEELETTERS, PAGE11 000DXWJ A LTMAN S F AMILY A LTMAN S F AMILY P EST C ONTROL P EST C ONTROL Lawn Maintenance Termite Treatments In-Home Pest Control Mulch Installed Lawn & Shrub Spraying Mole & Gopher Treatments FREE INSPECTION $ 20 OFF your first service when you join our family of satisfied customers. (New customers only) FREE ESTIMA TES 352-527-9373 3881 W HOMOSASSA TRAIL, LECANTO P.O. 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THATS OUR BUSINESS! 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. Is Your Hearing Difficulty Earwax Buildup or Something More Serious? FREE Test Dates are available from Feb. 8-15, 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! You may qualify for FREE Rechargeable Hearing Aids (no need to change batteries!) ACT TODAY! ATTENTION FEDERAL WORKERS AND RETIREES Annual Hearing Test: SMART Annual Hearing Test: GENIUS Free 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.

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Friday, February 8, 2013 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 22~ Friday, February 8, 2013 www.smcitizen.com casualties in a matter of seconds. The desperate justifications of gun enthusiasts deteriorate more with each tragedy. All gun sales or transfer of ownership must be handled by a registered gun dealer with the appropriate background check and waiting period. There should be no exceptions. This includes guns sold online, at a gun show, at auctions, by individuals, or even individuals within the same family. All ammo clips must be limited to 10 rounds. The increased safety for all Americans demands it. It is way past time for reasonable people to expect a sane policy. Anything less is an act of selfishness so profound that it is an act of immorality. Lee Wiggins OcalaProtecting the unbornAnother hot debate, besides the one on guns, is on the unborn. Are they human and therefore must be protected? What does God say about this? In both Bible testaments we have unborn children, and they are ascribed human qualities. Examples: 1. Genesis 25:22-25. Rebekah is pregnant with Esau and Jacob, and they fight in her womb. Humans fight, not piles of tissue or blobs of protoplasm. 2. Job 3:3. Job begins his famous lament by saying: May the day perish on which I was born, and the night they said a male child is conceived. When Job was conceived, he was a male child. 3. Psalm 139:13-16. David describes God watching over him when he was in his mothers womb. 4. Jeremiah 1:5. The prophet decribes how the Lord knew him before he was fully formed in the womb, and that while in the womb he was appointed to be a prophet. 5. II Samuel 11:5 and Matthew 1:18. Two women are pregnant out of wedlock, and God says they are with child. The Hebrew word for child in II Samuel is yeled; the Greek term in Matthew is brephos. Both terms in their respective testaments are used to describe both born and unborn children; God makes no difference between them. 6. In Luke 1:15, the angel tells Zacharias that his son John will be filled with the Holy Spirit even from his mothers womb. Does this mean before or after John was born? And in Luke 1:41, Mary greets Elizabeth, and the baby in Elizabeths womb leaps for joy. How far along were these women? a. In Luke 1:36, the angel has told Mary she is about to conceive Jesus, and says that Elizabeth is six months with John. b. After greeting Elizabeth, Mary stays with her for three months, and John is then born (vs. 56 and 57). Assuming a normal nine-month gestation period for Elizabeth, Jesus would have to be newly-conceived, and Elizabeth six months with John. So a sixmonth fetus, filled with the Holy Spirit, recognizes and rejoices over a newlyconceived One. So in the abortion debate, lets all be on Gods side. Al Shumard Pine Run LETTERSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 10 Reminder: Letter writers are limited to one letter per month. 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. Computer Classes (PLEASE note the correction) Do you want to become more computer savvy? Do you have any questions? 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Aside from being a full time wife and mother, Trude was self employed in the field of tax accounting; typing and general administrative duties. She also managed a profitable family owned investment business. For 35 years, Skip worked for Schoonover Electrical and upon the successful completion of a six and a half million dollar project he was offered an early retirement. Since their children were grown and they were sick of winters, this brought about the second best decision of the couples lives. They decided to escape the cold; snow; sleet and other miseries of living up north and move to Florida. This brought about the third of their good decisions; they moved into Cherrywood. In this community they found everything they had been looking for; a safe and friendly place to live; good friends and good weather. Skip and Trude blended right in becoming active in the Veterans Club and other organizations. Skip was always there when needed for Ritz House or Memorial Day or any other occasion where volunteers were needed. Neither ever failed to answer a call for help from a neighbor whether it was with an electrical problem; a handyman project; or something personal where some one needed help. Their giving ways were greatly appreciated. Not long after their move here, they began to care for their parents. Within a short two year span, both of Skips parents and Trudes dad passed away. In spite of these hardships, the two remained cheerful and upbeat, never ceasing in their efforts to help others. Fortunately, Trudes mom is still alive and lives in a near by assisted living facility because there are other issues that Trude and Skip have been facing. If it were possible they would have her mother living in their own home. One of the lasting effects of Vietnam on many who served there is the results of exposure to Agent Orange. Skip has received a 90 percent disability from the Veterans Administration and has undergone some serious health issues throughout the years since he served. Currently he is on dialysis. Because Trude and Skip are held in such high esteem here in the community, they enjoy the support and affection of many dedicated friends. These friends are teaming up in honor of Skip by taking part in the 5K run/walk for the Marion County Kidney Foundation. (See article in this column) The team is calling themselves Skip-ings in his honor. Skip suffered a near fatal attack and was hospitalized for several months. After returning home confined to a wheelchair, he was wheeled into the clubhouse by Trude where one of our events was taking place. When they entered, everyone stopped what they were doing and rose to give them a standing ovation. Such is the affection this community has for these two. Through out all of the adversity they have faced, Trude and Skip maintain a keen sense of humor; a deep love for family and friends and an abiding devotion to each other. Trude and Skip are long time members and supporters of the Veterans Club. Trude is a member of the Feathered Friends Society; the Social Committee; and exercise class. Skip enjoys membership in the DAV; VFW and Vietnam Veterans Association. He is a life member of all of those organizations. You will see both Skip and Trude at most of our social functions. They will be the ones with the beautiful smiles; surrounded by friends. If you dont know them, introduce yourself or youll be missing something special. From Your ReporterOur team is gathering steam for the Marion County Kidney Foundation 5K Run/Walk; the Wounded Warriors are getting a healthy check to support their work. The Veterans Club is hosting a Tea Hour to honor the widows of our organization; all this and more in just a few short weeks of the New Year. Where else could a person be surrounded by so many people who are willing to do good things just to help out their community? No place but Cherrywood. Congratulations my neighbors; be proud of yourselves. If you have an idea or suggestion for the Cherrywood section of the Citizen, please feel free to contact me at urperssec@yahoo.com. It is always a pleasure to hear from you; our readers. Friday, February 8, 2013 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 000DZ1Q R o c k i n g h a m M a l e C h o r u s Friday February 15 7:00 p.m. Ocala West United Methodist Church 9330 SW 105th Street 854-9550 20~ Friday, February 8, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Under normal circumstances, I am a rather cool, calm and collected person. I say normal because not everything in my life is normal. It takes a lot to rattle this cage of mine but once rattled, look out whoever rattles it. I am saying all this to get to my point, which is, somebody hacked my computer e-mail account this past week. If you think I will take this sitting down, oh, I guess I am sitting down right now, but I assure you I will not stand for something like this. I have never been so rattled in my life. If a mistake is mine, I will own up to it. If it is not mine, look out sender. The first thing I did was to call my cousin who is an attorney, Charles SuesA-Lot, and laid the case out before him. My first question to my cousin attorney was very basic; Is it still against the law to murder someone? As all good attorneys do, he hesitated and thought about it. He then went on to explain that if he could prove insanity there was a good chance he could get somebody off very lightly. Insanity, I asked, is that hard to prove in a court of law? At this point, there was no hesitation whatsoever. My good lawyer cousin said, Not in your case. If insanity runs in our family, I am convinced it trotted over into his pasture a long time ago and has been milling around for years. At this point, murder is out. If I actually knew who this person was, I could defriend them like they do on Facebook. You can be sure I would defriend him with all of the sarcastic bitterness I could muster on that hot dog. I noticed this last week when I accessed my e-mail a bunch of different pop-ups popped up on my screen. Instinctively I tried to unpop them without any success whatsoever. Every time there was a pop-up, I had the instinctive desire to pop someone in the nose. At one stage, it got out of control and about 17,000 pop-ups jumped onto my computer screen at the same time. Without thinking, I immediately turned off my computer. If anybody knows what I did, you realize what I did was a terrible thing to do. I encrypted, or whatever the term is, these pop-ups permanently on my computer. When I opened up my computer, it was pop-up time for the hacker. Things can be done to unhack your computer, which I put in full force. I really wanted to hack into this hackers life except he probably does not have one. I mean, after all, where are the jollies of hacking into someones email account? I can see someone hacking into my bank account. I would love to see someone hack into my bank account and see how much money I dont have. If I were a small government, I could see somebody trying to hack into my email accounts. As it stands, where is the payoff in doing something like this? This ghost hacker cannot see me and my frustration after being hacked. So, what is the good of it all? These pop-ups on my computer were coming fast and furious. Then it hit me. This is not some ghost hacker hacking into my e-mail account, it must be the government. The government must be behind it. I remember something called fast and furious in the news a while back. Was this what they were talking about? Am I now a casualty of Big Brother-itis? There were many similarities between what I was going through and our government. First off, the whole thing was rather annoying. I am not sure there has ever been a time in our country when the government has been more annoying than now. Then, all the hacking did not make any sense to me at all. How much of the government is really making sense to anybody anymore? I am sure there is somebody, somewhere who can make sense out of our government but he is probably on the run. All of this hacking of my e-mail has interrupted my life. So has the government. The government has taken on a new phase where it is not happy unless it is interrupting my life every day of the week. I would not mind so much if the government would take at least one day a week off. But no, it is a 24/7 kind of annoyance. A friend of mine said that everybody goes through this sort of thing and it is kind of an equal share in the misery of being on the Internet. Equal share? Thats government lingo if ever I heard it. After three days of torturous working at my computer, I finally got the pop-ups to stop. I changed the password of my email account and brought all of this nonsense to a stop. I won the battle against that blasted hacker who tried to ruin my week. With a steaming cup of coffee and my open Bible, I read some comforting words. Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, then he that is in the world (1 John 4:4 KJV). My relationship is of such a nature with God that nobody can hack into that relationship. I rest completely in Gods competent hands.Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866-552-2543 or email jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com. 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Christs Church of Marion CountyFriday, Feb. 8: LifeLine Screening, by appointment. Saturday, Feb. 9: Mens Prayer Group, 8 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 10: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Friendship Fellowship Pot Luck Luncheon follows the Worship Service. Monday, Feb. 11: Bible Study, 10 a.m.; Garden Club, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12: Womens Crafts and Fellowship, 9 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14: Prayer and Praise Group, 9 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15: All Church Valentine Dinner, 6:30 p.m. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, http://www.ccomc.org.First CongregationalDo you believe that living in close community with our neighbors is the best way to live? The command to love our neighbors lies at the core of Gods plan for our lives and when we follow this mandate, it changes everything. The journey begins when we choose a lifestyle of conversation and community over a lifestyle of busyness and accumulation. Its about making room for life and choosing to befriend those God has placed around us. This Lenten Study on The Art of Neighboring: Building Genuine Relationships Right Outside Your Door is an invitation to step into the kind of relationships and life rhythms we were created to enjoy. We will be dealing with topics such as: Who Is My Neighbor?; Taking the Great Commandment Seriously; The Fear Factor; Baby Steps; The Art of Receiving; The Art of Setting Boundaries; The Art of Focusing; and Better Together. In the course of this Lenten Study, we will understand why neighboring really matters and rediscover the value of pursuing relationships with the people who live around us. When Jesus was asked to reduce everything in the Bible into one command, Jesus said: Love God with everything you have and love your neighbor as yourself. What if Jesus meant that we should love our actual neighbors? You know....the people who live right next door. All are welcome to attend this important discussion, which begins on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at noon, and continues each week (same day, time and location for five consecutive weeks). A light soup lunch will be served following the program. First Congregational United Church of Christ is at 7171 S.W. State Road 200. For more information, call 352-237-3035, or email us at uccocala.org.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 ChurchSunday services at Friendship Baptist Church on Feb. 10 begin with Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. Adult classes are taught by Bill Wallett and Linda Brown. At the 10:45 a.m. Morning Worship Service the FBC choir will be singing Ive Got a Love, arranged by Mike Speck. Pastor Randall Brown will also bring a stimulating Bible Message from the Word of God to the hearts of the people. The Sunday Evening Worship and Bible Study begins at 6 p.m. Pastor Phil Wade, from Rome, Georgia, will be the special speaker for the Valentines Service, Feb. 14 at 7 p.m. Special music will be provided by Tina Mineo. All are welcome to attend. Friendship Baptist Church is at 9510 S.W. 105th St., off State Road 200. The church phone is 352-237-2640.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 352-307-0584.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.Friday, February 8, 2013 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 14~ Friday, February 8, 2013 www.smcitizen.com M AINTAIN THE H EALTH OF Y OUR B USINESS Advertise in Religion SEERELIGION, PAGE15 Hospice of Marion County is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. Since 1983, it has served the citizens of Marion County and been a leader in assisting with end-of-life issues. It is efforts like this cruise and people like Nancy Archer and Laura Kane that have allowed this non-profit to continue to grow.(Article by Karen Haven) Last call for BiloxiTime is running out to get in on the Feb. 17 through the 20th trip to the IP Casino Resort and Spa in Biloxi. For one low package rate youll receive three nights accommodations at the luxurious IP Casino; Deluxe Motor Coach transportation with a professional driver and $25 in free slot play. In addition, youll receive $24 in food coupons. Not enough bargain for your bucks? What if we through in a visit to the Palace Casino and Hard Rock Casino and provide $15 in free slot play at both venues? Of course you want to enjoy a wonderful getaway surrounded by great food; entertainment and shopping. Call Natalie today at 352-854-4561 and book your reservation.Spotlight on ExcellenceEach week we feature a person or couple who have an interesting past; a promising future or who has made a contribution to the quality of life in our community. This week the spotlight shines on two of our favorite residents, Trude and Skip Smith. Their story begins back when they were in kindergarten together in Kenilworth, New Jersey. Skip boasts that they have photos of the two of them in class pictures. Skip confesses that at that time in his life he was more interested in the Graham crackers and milk than in Trude. A sense of humor is one of the qualities that have kept these two together all these years. Time marched on and Skips interests changed. He invited Trude to the Junior Prom and from that evening on, they have been a couple. After their graduation from Jonathan Dayton Regional High School, Trude took a job with an appraisal company and Skip joined the U.S. Navy. It was the troubling days of the Vietnam War and Skip was not content serving on board a ship; he wanted to see the action. He volunteered for the Brown Water Navy; those were sailors who operated in the rivers and tributaries of Vietnam on Swift Boats. After receiving specialized weapons training at Camp Pendleton, California, going to survival school at Widby Island and SEAL school in Coronado, California, Skip was ready to take his place in the elite special operations forces of Vietnam. During this time period, Trude flew to California and married her lifelong sweetheart, Skip. Not including their children, this was the first of three Best decisions of our lives according to both of them. In Skips absence, Trude would endure the loneliness and separation of a Navy wife. She would also have the first of their three sons, Steven. During his service in Vietnam, Skip earned the respect and admiration of his fellow sailors and Marines. He also earned many awards and medals including the Vietnam Service Medal. He is modest about his accomplishments but does acknowledge he was recognized by New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine several years after the fact when New Jersey recognized those who volunteered and served in Vietnam. Trude maintained their home in National City, California, during Skips tour of duty. When he left the Navy the two of them returned to New Jersey. They found a home in Piscataway and Skip immediately began his apprenticeship to become an electrician. Two more sons would be born into the family; Andy and Kevin. Trude was and is a proud Mom who brags about her many hours spent taking the boys to sports activities and school events. She laughingly recalls the days of watching the kids playing T-Ball; being a soccer mom; bringing treats to the games and shuttling the boys and their teammates around. Skip managed to get promoted in his career as he became a manager. A proud member of the union, Skip talks about keeping his union card and being a manager as well. He states, I always worked well with my crews. I cant remember ever losing my temper on the job. CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 18 Hospice cruise, Nancy Haven, Nancy Archer and Laura Kane. PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE20 000DMSG Dr. Stubrud, Dr. Sands and Dr. Simpson Chiropractic, Massage, Acupuncture N 1/4 Mi. SR 200 103rd St. Rd. www.downtownchiropractic.us 8484 SW 103rd St. Rd. 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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 Church is at 525 Marion Oaks Trail. Please call 352-347-5683 for further information and directions to the church.Christian Life Assembly of GodDr. Charles Estridge will be preaching in the morning service at Christian Life Assembly of God on Feb. 3. Dr. Estridge was formerly chairman of the department of New Testament at Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida, vice president of academic affairs at both Central Bible College in Springfield, Missouri and World Harvest Bible College in Ohio. Dr. Estridge will give an update on his current work with West Africa Advanced School of Theology and preach in the 10:45 a.m. service. Christian Life Assembly of God is at 9644 S.W. County Road 484 (near State Road 200), Ocala. You may call 352-237-6950 for information.First Congregational United Church of ChristAsh Wednesday service at First Congregational United Church of Christ is at 6 p.m. on Feb. 13. The church is at 7171 S.W. State Road 200. Call 352-237-3035, for more information.Countryside PresbyterianThe Rev. Gary Marshall will perform the imposition of ashes marking the beginning of Lent at the noon service on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. The ashes are made from the palms from last years Palm Sunday. For further information, call the church office at 352-237-4633.Joy Lutheran ChurchAsh Wednesday begins the Lenten season on Feb. 13. Joy Evangelical Church will have a worship service at 6:45 p.m. The theme for Lent for the Wednesday services will be The Baggage We Carry. Each Wednesday (2:45 and 6:45 p.m.) during Lent, Senior Pastor Edward Holloway, Jr. will provide the message on such topics as Fear, Doubt, Discontent, Intolerance, and Self-Image. The theme for the Sunday worship services (8:15 a.m. and 11 a.m.) will be The Road to Holiness. Pastor Holloways message will be on Apping to Holiness (2/17), A House on the Road to Holiness (2/24), Repentance on the Road to Holiness (3/3), The Father Waits on the Road to Holiness (3/10), Anointing on the Road to Holiness (3/17), and Where the Road to Holiness Leads (3/24). All are welcome to attend these services. Joy Evangelical Lutheran Church is on Southwest State Road 200 at 83rd Place, Ocala. For further information, contact the church office at 352-854-4509 ext.221.St. Jude Catholic Creole Masses for the Haitians in our community are celebrated every second and fourth Sunday of the month at 5 p.m. The next dates are Feb. 10 and Feb. 24. Classes for Spanish as a second language continue to be offered every Thursday starting at 3:30 p.m. for beginners. Lent begins this month with Ash Wednesday on Feb. 13. Distribution of ashes will take place during Masses to be celebrated at 8 a.m. and 7 p.m., as well as at the Service of the Word to be held at noon. Stations of the Cross will be held every Friday during Lent beginning Feb. 15 at 8:30 a.m. in English through March 22 and at 7 p.m. in Spanish through March 29. As part of the Lenten preparation for Easter, Fr. Jorge Torres will be preaching a mission in English from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23. The St. Jude Ladies Guild is planning a benefit potluck Valentine Dinner for Saturday, Feb. 16 at 5:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Attendees are asked to bring a dish to share. Tickets are $7 per person. Children under the age of 10 are free. Friday, February 8, 2013 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com Read the classifieds18~ Friday, February 8, 2013 www.smcitizen.com RELIGIONCONTINUED FROM PAGE 14 Members of The Interfaith Alliance of Marion County at its annual meeting on Jan. 30, following the Dr. Joel Lasky Memorial Lecture at the College of Central Florida, accepted by acclamation the recommendations of its nominating committee by electing the following officers for 2013: President Rev. Peggy Hostetler, pastor, Oakbrook Center for Spiritual Living; Vice President Rev. Dr. Harold McSwain, Jr., pastor, First Congregational United Church of Christ; Secretary/TreasurerBetty Jean Wochinski, member, Unity Church of Ocala; and Assistant Secretary/Treasurer-Rev. Theodore Klebes, pastor, World Life Ministry. Three past presidents of the local chapter comprised the nominating committee appointed by outgoing president Delphine Herbert. They included Larry Collins, Barbara Fitos and Dr. Scott A. Olsen. The Interfaith Alliance of Marion County is part of a national organization formed in 1994 which champions religious freedom by respecting individual rights, promoting policies that protect vital boundaries between religion and government and uniting diverse voices to challenge extremism and build common ground. For more information please visit http//:TIAMarionCounty.org or email TIAofMarionCountyFL@gmail.com. Interfaith chooses new officers Those of you who have already seen Dick and the others perform; you know what Im talking about. A wide variety of instruments and music comes forth for the audiences listening and dancing pleasure. If you havent been to one of these informal jam sessions you have to try it out. Theres a wide variety of talent on display from beginners to professional and an even wider variety of styles. Youll hear blues; jazz; pop; polkas; waltzes and more. The doors open at 5:30 so bring your favorite beverages and snacks and plan on an evening of great musical entertainment. Sports NightWhen asked, Who won the big game? the people of Cherrywood can honestly say, The Wounded Warriors Fund. Thanks to the generous support of Chris Zacco of Cherrywood Property Management and the expert planning of our Social Committee, over $330 was raised for this worthy charity. Sports Night brought out more than 80 people enjoy sloppy joes; hot dogs and other goodies. Through raffles and door prizes, and from donations for the food, the Social Committee under the leadership of Fred and Jay OHern was able to set a fundraising record for a single nights event. Thanks to all who took part; the volunteers who served and helped out; and thanks to you, the residents of Cherrywood for your generosity. A good time was had by all and everyone who attended is looking forward to next year. By the way, the game wasnt bad either as evidenced by the loud cheers of avid fans. Garden ClubOpen to the entire community, our Garden Club will be meeting on the patio of the clubhouse on Feb. 13 at 11 a.m. With the spring planting season just around the corner, this is an ideal time to meet with others and discuss ways to make your lawn and garden thrive. You are invited to bring along some plants or cuttings to get advice on and suggestions for maximum success. If you are interested in any aspect of gardening from water features to lawn maintenance and everything in between, you should be at this meeting. This is a chance to learn how to have a green thumb; spruce up your landscaping and meet with some really fun and knowledgeable people. Its also free so you cant beat a deal like this. Karaoke NightOn Feb. 23, Karaoke Night returns to the clubhouse. Bill LaVertue has a brand new sound system he will be using that allows the singers to face the audience instead of the big screen. In addition, this new system is independently controlled so the microphones will be coordinated with the music levels. This promises to be a great improvement over last months session that was dominated by technical problems. Bill even promises to make your humble correspondent sound acceptable. Well see how that works out. If you were at last months Karaoke and felt a little disappointed, give it another shot and come out at 7 p.m. Bring your friends; beverages and snacks for a good time of listening; singing and dancing. Admission is free; the entertainment is, well, very entertaining; in fact sometimes its down right humorous. Dont get me wrong, we have some really talented singers whom youll enjoy hearing as well. This is a fun night for everyone so come out and give it a try.Comedy NightCherrywoods Spring Comedy Fest is coming March 4. This event is free to our residents thanks to the generosity of Cherrywood Property Management, Chris and Mario Zacco and the planning of our Social Committee. Tickets and reservations are available from Geri in the office so stop by soon as this is a sell out event. Comic Jim Moody will be our featured performer. Known as the Crowd Teaser, his combination of jokes; magic and interaction with the audience will have you in stitches. Jim describes his show as Out of the sleeve magic with off the cuff comedy. He has performed at conventions; on board ship; and any place in between where large groups of people gather. Two shows are available; one at 5:30 and the other at 7:30. Light snacks; iced tea and lemonade will be served. A door prize will be awarded at each show. Jim is an experienced performer with polish and pizzazz who will entertain and delight on Cherrywood Comedy Night. Hospice honors Cherrywood residentThanks to a good friend of Hospice of Marion County, a $1,000 check was just received from a wonderful fundraising cruise that sailed Nov. 11 to Nov. 18, 2012 with Laura Kane Travel. The bad news is the good friend who planned the fundraising venture was not able to sail away. Nancy Archer, whose husband Frank passed at Legacy Hospice House on March 28, 2010 is always hard at work trying to help Hospice of Marion County. Nancy worked with Laura Kane of Laura Kane Travel to set up a cruise that would be a fun vacation while raising money for Hospice. Unfortunately Nancy was not able to cruise with the group. Laura Kane and the group still sailed and Laura donated $1,000 to Hospice thanks to the many people who joined the cruise. CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 17 Winners at Sports Sunday included Christi giovanniello, Theresa Torrusio and Fred OHern. 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Newcomers welcomeOn Feb. 16 at 10 in the morning, your Welcoming Committee will hold a Meet and Greet Coffee for those who are new to our community. If youve moved into Cherrywood within the past several months and not attended one of these informative and friendly sessions, contact Geri in the office and make your reservation. In addition to enjoying coffee and pastries, newbies get a chance to learn about Marion County; its facilities and services. This session will include representatives of the Veterans Club; Activities Team; Entertainment Committee; CERT; and many others. One of the bonuses of attending is receiving the specially prepared welcome packet that has maps; addresses of hospitals and county buildings; civic organizations and much more. In short, you wont want to miss out on this special event and youll be especially happy you attended when you find out all of this helpful information. TriviaDonna James, our quizmaster for Trivia, is all prepared to pose some funny; obscure; little known and down right difficult questions to everyone on Wednesday, Feb. 26, in the clubhouse. Trivia Night is a fun evening where everyone divides into teams of three or four people and then they try to answer the questions Donna puts up on the big screen. The winner gets a small cash prize and bragging rights for a month while the losers, well, they get a good time and the right to say, Wait until next month. It only costs a dollar per player for the evening with all the proceeds going to the Wounded Warrior Project. To date there has been over $200 given to this worthy cause. Bring your friends and neighbors along with some liquid refreshments and snacks and come on down to the clubhouse for an evening of laughter and challenging excitement. The game starts promptly at 6 p.m. so dont be late. See you there for a great time.CribbageTuesdays at 12:30 p.m. in the card room of the clubhouse, beginners and experienced players get together for an afternoon of Cribbage. If you play, you are welcome to come and enjoy the head to head competition and if you are just learning or have never played before, you are welcome to come and learn this fun card game. Players both beginner and experienced are needed to bring a challenge to some and a helping hand to others. Dont pass up this opportunity to learn Cribbage.Ladies billiards Our Ladies Traveling Billiard Team beat Ocala Palms last week in their tournament. Both teams were in top form and the ladies of Cherrywood were lucky enough to pull out a 14 to 13 win over the Royals. Shooting pool is a favorite sport here at Cherrywood and if you have any interest at all, you should make yourself available to learn; practice and perfect your game. Ladies, contact Ruth Hurley at 352-8737208 while men can contact Rich Hurley at the same number. Newcomers who would like to get a feel for the game and get to know some of the guys that play, just come to clubhouse most days at 9 a.m. Youll find a good group who are friendly, helpful and who will welcome you. Billiards is a great sport and its getting bigger every day. Whether youre a guy or a gal, come out and see for yourself how much fun it can be. Veterans Club will honor survivorsSince its founding, the Veterans Club, 23 of its members have passed away. As is our custom, every year we honor the family members of those who have gone before. This year our Recognition Tea will be held on Feb. 19 at 2 p.m. in the clubhouse. This is an invitation only event so we are asking all of the guests to please contact Eve Houghtaling at 352-8616151 or Ruth Hurley at 352-873-7208. This Tea is organized to pay our respects to our survivors for their devotion and commitment as well as showing them that neither they nor their late loved ones are forgotten. Light refreshments and a special presentation will highlight the observance. Please note, this is not a luncheon as was previously reported. Accordion ClubFor those of you who read Spotlight on Excellence you will remember our feature on Dick Richards a couple of weeks ago. Dick is a world class accordionist who has spent his life entertaining people as a band leader and as a single act. Now he is at Cherrywood and leads the way for our Accordion Club and more. On Wednesday, Feb. 27, he will again bring his many friends and their instruments to our clubhouse for an evening of pure musical delight.Friday, February 8, 2013 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 16~ Friday, February 8, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Nearly 25 people have signed up so far for the Marion County Kidney Foundation annual 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, March 2. Holly Bragdon has agreed to lead our team of participants in honor of Skip Smith; a member of the Veterans Club and long time resident (see Spotlight on Excellence in this column). This annual event takes place at Baseline Road Florida Greenway Trailhead located at 4225 S.E. 58th Ave. in Ocala. The runners begin at 8 a.m. and five minutes later, the walkers take to the course. For the second year in row our residents are taking part in this fun, fund raising event that benefits the citizens of Marion County. Vendors will be present giving away free gifts as well as musicians playing for the crowd and the participants. Kids activities and refreshments are also available so this is a really cool family friendly event. The all volunteer foundation is a nonprofit organization that provides services and education throughout the county. Theres still time to sign up and theres always time to make a pledge. Contact Holly at 352-873-8223 to register or make a pledge for this great charity. Remember, you dont have to be a Cherrywood resident to take part. Lets make this year the biggest and best ever for our friend Skip; for our neighbors and for our fellow citizens.Craft show this weekendGet to the clubhouse early for the Cherrywood Estates Spring Sweetheart Craft Show on Saturday, Feb. 9. The doors open at 9 a.m. and this show is open to the public. If you live in Southwest Marion County, our clubhouse is very easy to find. When you arrive, you will find all kinds of crafts and goodies in the friendly atmosphere of the clubhouse. See and purchase items as diverse as painted gourds; jewelry; note cards; hand woven baskets; handmade purses; wood crafts and a lot more. All of these items are expertly hand crafted and available at reasonable prices. In addition to all the art and unique items available, there will be raffles and a bake sale. The Cherrywood Songbirds will be selling tasty treats at their bake sale and our Activities Team will provide a delicious and very affordable lunch menu You wont want to miss out on this event where you can find expertly crafted specialty items; enjoy a scrumptious lunch and polish it off with a delicious pastry. Admission is free and the show is open from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9. Youll find the clubhouse by turning off 62nd Avenue on to 102nd Street Road in beautiful Cherrywood Estates. Valentines DanceTickets are going fast for the romantic event of the year here at Cherrywood; the annual Valentines Dance. Saturday, Feb. 16, everyone is invited to come to the beautifully decorated clubhouse for an evening of dancing and romancing. For only three dollars per person you can come out and enjoy the music of Richard Becotte as he plays your favorite tunes from his library of nearly 5,000 titles. Taste the delicious finger foods provided by the Activities Team and spend time with your neighbors and friends as we celebrate an evening of love. As a special treat Lentz Henderson will be taking photos of couples from 7 to 9 p.m. and he will do the group photos from 9 p.m. until he is done. He will be charging just $2 for a photo. These photos are the ones we have on the Brag Wall in the Clubhouse. Be sure to see Geri and get your reservation and your tickets. You wont find a better entertainment bang for your buck or a more romantic setting than the Valentines Day Dance. Cherrywood kicking kidney disease as people sign up for run/walk Cherrywood John Everlove PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE17 CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 16 Ladies Billiards Team, Julie Giles, Donna Moran, Judy Reed, Holly Bragdon, Ruth Hurley and Kathy Underwood. SEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE18 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 20% OFF 20% OFF LUNCH LUNCH Excluding Tues., Sat., and Specials. With purchase of beverage. TWO DINNERS FOR $20.00 TWO DINNERS FOR $20.00 Choice of: Veal Parm, Lasagna, Chicken Parm, Eggplant Parm, Shrimp Scampi. With Soup or Salad & 1 Dessert (Zeppolis or Cheesecake) w/Purchase of Beverage Whole Wheat Pasta Available 000DWRN 000DV0E 000DWH4 19773 E. PENNSYLVANIA AVE. 19773 E. PENNSYLVANIA AVE. 19773 E. PENNSYLVANIA AVE. 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BUZZTIME TRIVIA MARDI-GRAS PARTY FEB. 16 6:00 PM Jambalya, Gumbo & The Works, Beads & Good Music $10.00 per plate Sun-Sat 10am-2am Near Lowes on Hwy. 200 Circle Square Plaza 7651 SR 200, Ocala, FL 34476 HAPPY HOUR 10-6 DAILY DJ/KAROAKE FRI & SA T 11100 SW 93 Ct. Rd. Suite 12, Ocala, FL Mon-Thur 11am-10pm Fri & Sat 11am-11pm Sunday 11am-9pm 402-0003 GOOD FOOD GOOD SPORTS 000DSO1 Happy Hour: 3-Close 1/2 Price Draft Beer & Wine Estate Planning Wills Trusts Real Estate Probate Corporations Medicaid Qualifying Tax Law 7480 SW SR 200 Ocala, FL 34476 Robert A. Stermer, LL.M (TAX) Attorney At Law 000DVT4 861 0447 861 0447 861 0447 No Charge for Initial Consultation The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our qualificati ons and experience. 000DWRR You Have Tried The Rest... NOW TRY THE BEST Italian Restaurant & Pizza Italian Restaurant & Pizza A Taste of Brooklyn in Ocala JASMINE PLAZA 6106 SW State Rd. 200 Ocala, FL (352) 861-2828 HOURS : Mon.-Thurs. 11AM 8:30PM Fri. & Sat. 11AM 9:30 PM Sunday Closed MONDAY ONLY SPAGHETTI with Meatballs $ 6.99 Dine-In or Take-Out No Coupon Necessary TUESDAY ONLY LARGE 16 8-Slice Cheese Pizza $ 6.99 Dine-In or Take-Out No Coupon Necessary Best Pizza C A T ERING A V AILABLE China House China House China House D INING T O G O OR E AT -I N (352) 522-0008 (Ne xt to Sub w a y) 000DUU2 1 1 352 N. Williams St (Sweetbay Plaza) Please Call (352) 489-97 63 C h i n a W o k B u f f e t C h i n a W o k B u f f e t China W ok Buf f et Lunch $6.65 Dinner $8.85 R O A S T BEEF EVER Y FRID A Y S A TURD A Y NIGHT SUND A Y ALL D A Y 711193 Taste The B e s t Taste The Best Ta s t e The Bes t 000DVT1 REAL TY One Week Real Estate School Foxfire Realty Has Expanded Now Hiring! Full Training! Call Today! 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Newcomers welcomeOn Feb. 16 at 10 in the morning, your Welcoming Committee will hold a Meet and Greet Coffee for those who are new to our community. If youve moved into Cherrywood within the past several months and not attended one of these informative and friendly sessions, contact Geri in the office and make your reservation. In addition to enjoying coffee and pastries, newbies get a chance to learn about Marion County; its facilities and services. This session will include representatives of the Veterans Club; Activities Team; Entertainment Committee; CERT; and many others. One of the bonuses of attending is receiving the specially prepared welcome packet that has maps; addresses of hospitals and county buildings; civic organizations and much more. In short, you wont want to miss out on this special event and youll be especially happy you attended when you find out all of this helpful information. TriviaDonna James, our quizmaster for Trivia, is all prepared to pose some funny; obscure; little known and down right difficult questions to everyone on Wednesday, Feb. 26, in the clubhouse. Trivia Night is a fun evening where everyone divides into teams of three or four people and then they try to answer the questions Donna puts up on the big screen. The winner gets a small cash prize and bragging rights for a month while the losers, well, they get a good time and the right to say, Wait until next month. It only costs a dollar per player for the evening with all the proceeds going to the Wounded Warrior Project. To date there has been over $200 given to this worthy cause. Bring your friends and neighbors along with some liquid refreshments and snacks and come on down to the clubhouse for an evening of laughter and challenging excitement. The game starts promptly at 6 p.m. so dont be late. See you there for a great time.CribbageTuesdays at 12:30 p.m. in the card room of the clubhouse, beginners and experienced players get together for an afternoon of Cribbage. If you play, you are welcome to come and enjoy the head to head competition and if you are just learning or have never played before, you are welcome to come and learn this fun card game. Players both beginner and experienced are needed to bring a challenge to some and a helping hand to others. Dont pass up this opportunity to learn Cribbage.Ladies billiards Our Ladies Traveling Billiard Team beat Ocala Palms last week in their tournament. Both teams were in top form and the ladies of Cherrywood were lucky enough to pull out a 14 to 13 win over the Royals. Shooting pool is a favorite sport here at Cherrywood and if you have any interest at all, you should make yourself available to learn; practice and perfect your game. Ladies, contact Ruth Hurley at 352-8737208 while men can contact Rich Hurley at the same number. Newcomers who would like to get a feel for the game and get to know some of the guys that play, just come to clubhouse most days at 9 a.m. Youll find a good group who are friendly, helpful and who will welcome you. Billiards is a great sport and its getting bigger every day. Whether youre a guy or a gal, come out and see for yourself how much fun it can be. Veterans Club will honor survivorsSince its founding, the Veterans Club, 23 of its members have passed away. As is our custom, every year we honor the family members of those who have gone before. This year our Recognition Tea will be held on Feb. 19 at 2 p.m. in the clubhouse. This is an invitation only event so we are asking all of the guests to please contact Eve Houghtaling at 352-8616151 or Ruth Hurley at 352-873-7208. This Tea is organized to pay our respects to our survivors for their devotion and commitment as well as showing them that neither they nor their late loved ones are forgotten. Light refreshments and a special presentation will highlight the observance. Please note, this is not a luncheon as was previously reported. Accordion ClubFor those of you who read Spotlight on Excellence you will remember our feature on Dick Richards a couple of weeks ago. Dick is a world class accordionist who has spent his life entertaining people as a band leader and as a single act. Now he is at Cherrywood and leads the way for our Accordion Club and more. On Wednesday, Feb. 27, he will again bring his many friends and their instruments to our clubhouse for an evening of pure musical delight.Friday, February 8, 2013 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 16~ Friday, February 8, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Nearly 25 people have signed up so far for the Marion County Kidney Foundation annual 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, March 2. Holly Bragdon has agreed to lead our team of participants in honor of Skip Smith; a member of the Veterans Club and long time resident (see Spotlight on Excellence in this column). This annual event takes place at Baseline Road Florida Greenway Trailhead located at 4225 S.E. 58th Ave. in Ocala. The runners begin at 8 a.m. and five minutes later, the walkers take to the course. For the second year in row our residents are taking part in this fun, fund raising event that benefits the citizens of Marion County. Vendors will be present giving away free gifts as well as musicians playing for the crowd and the participants. Kids activities and refreshments are also available so this is a really cool family friendly event. The all volunteer foundation is a nonprofit organization that provides services and education throughout the county. Theres still time to sign up and theres always time to make a pledge. Contact Holly at 352-873-8223 to register or make a pledge for this great charity. Remember, you dont have to be a Cherrywood resident to take part. Lets make this year the biggest and best ever for our friend Skip; for our neighbors and for our fellow citizens.Craft show this weekendGet to the clubhouse early for the Cherrywood Estates Spring Sweetheart Craft Show on Saturday, Feb. 9. The doors open at 9 a.m. and this show is open to the public. If you live in Southwest Marion County, our clubhouse is very easy to find. When you arrive, you will find all kinds of crafts and goodies in the friendly atmosphere of the clubhouse. See and purchase items as diverse as painted gourds; jewelry; note cards; hand woven baskets; handmade purses; wood crafts and a lot more. All of these items are expertly hand crafted and available at reasonable prices. In addition to all the art and unique items available, there will be raffles and a bake sale. The Cherrywood Songbirds will be selling tasty treats at their bake sale and our Activities Team will provide a delicious and very affordable lunch menu You wont want to miss out on this event where you can find expertly crafted specialty items; enjoy a scrumptious lunch and polish it off with a delicious pastry. Admission is free and the show is open from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9. Youll find the clubhouse by turning off 62nd Avenue on to 102nd Street Road in beautiful Cherrywood Estates. Valentines DanceTickets are going fast for the romantic event of the year here at Cherrywood; the annual Valentines Dance. Saturday, Feb. 16, everyone is invited to come to the beautifully decorated clubhouse for an evening of dancing and romancing. For only three dollars per person you can come out and enjoy the music of Richard Becotte as he plays your favorite tunes from his library of nearly 5,000 titles. Taste the delicious finger foods provided by the Activities Team and spend time with your neighbors and friends as we celebrate an evening of love. As a special treat Lentz Henderson will be taking photos of couples from 7 to 9 p.m. and he will do the group photos from 9 p.m. until he is done. He will be charging just $2 for a photo. These photos are the ones we have on the Brag Wall in the Clubhouse. Be sure to see Geri and get your reservation and your tickets. You wont find a better entertainment bang for your buck or a more romantic setting than the Valentines Day Dance. Cherrywood kicking kidney disease as people sign up for run/walk Cherrywood John Everlove PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE17 CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 16 Ladies Billiards Team, Julie Giles, Donna Moran, Judy Reed, Holly Bragdon, Ruth Hurley and Kathy Underwood. SEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE18 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 20% OFF 20% OFF LUNCH LUNCH Excluding Tues., Sat., and Specials. With purchase of beverage. TWO DINNERS FOR $20.00 TWO DINNERS FOR $20.00 Choice of: Veal Parm, Lasagna, Chicken Parm, Eggplant Parm, Shrimp Scampi. With Soup or Salad & 1 Dessert (Zeppolis or Cheesecake) w/Purchase of Beverage Whole Wheat Pasta Available 000DWRN 000DV0E 000DWH4 19773 E. PENNSYLVANIA AVE. 19773 E. PENNSYLVANIA AVE. 19773 E. PENNSYLVANIA AVE. DUNNELLON 547-4777 DUNNELLON 547-4777 DUNNELLON 547-4777 ON THE RAINBOW RIVER ON THE RAINBOW RIVER ON THE RAINBOW RIVER 3821 NW HWY. 27 3821 NW HWY. 27 3821 NW HWY. 27 OCALA, OFF I-75 237-1777 OCALA, OFF I-75 237-1777 OCALA, OFF I-75 237-1777 FREE APPETIZER SAMPLE With Purchase of 2 Entres Not valid with NY Strip Special or sandwiches. Coupon required. Not valid with any other offer or discount. Expires 3/11/13. $13.99 Hwy. 27 & Dunnellon $ 1 OFF ANY SANDWICH Coupon required. Not valid with any other offer or discount. Expires 3/11/13. Hwy. 27 & Dunnellon $ 3 OFF ANY TWO ENTRES Not valid with NY Strip Special, sandwiches or burgers. Coupon required. Not valid with any other offer or discount. Expires 3/11/13. Hwy. 27 & Dunnellon $13.99 30 PC. SHRIMP DINNER EVERY TUESDAY NO COUPONS TWO FOR $20 10 OZ. NY STRIPS EVERY WEDNESDAY NO COUPONS HAPPY HOUR & DAILY DRINK SPECIALS 000DZH4 Our Place Saloon 352-854-4711 NFL PKG. BUZZTIME TRIVIA MARDI-GRAS PARTY FEB. 16 6:00 PM Jambalya, Gumbo & The Works, Beads & Good Music $10.00 per plate Sun-Sat 10am-2am Near Lowes on Hwy. 200 Circle Square Plaza 7651 SR 200, Ocala, FL 34476 HAPPY HOUR 10-6 DAILY DJ/KAROAKE FRI & SA T 11100 SW 93 Ct. Rd. Suite 12, Ocala, FL Mon-Thur 11am-10pm Fri & Sat 11am-11pm Sunday 11am-9pm 402-0003 GOOD FOOD GOOD SPORTS 000DSO1 Happy Hour: 3-Close 1/2 Price Draft Beer & Wine Estate Planning Wills Trusts Real Estate Probate Corporations Medicaid Qualifying Tax Law 7480 SW SR 200 Ocala, FL 34476 Robert A. Stermer, LL.M (TAX) Attorney At Law 000DVT4 861 0447 861 0447 861 0447 No Charge for Initial Consultation The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our qualificati ons and experience. 000DWRR You Have Tried The Rest... NOW TRY THE BEST Italian Restaurant & Pizza Italian Restaurant & Pizza A Taste of Brooklyn in Ocala JASMINE PLAZA 6106 SW State Rd. 200 Ocala, FL (352) 861-2828 HOURS : Mon.-Thurs. 11AM 8:30PM Fri. & Sat. 11AM 9:30 PM Sunday Closed MONDAY ONLY SPAGHETTI with Meatballs $ 6.99 Dine-In or Take-Out No Coupon Necessary TUESDAY ONLY LARGE 16 8-Slice Cheese Pizza $ 6.99 Dine-In or Take-Out No Coupon Necessary Best Pizza C A T ERING A V AILABLE China House China House China House D INING T O G O OR E AT -I N (352) 522-0008 (Ne xt to Sub w a y) 000DUU2 1 1 352 N. Williams St (Sweetbay Plaza) Please Call (352) 489-97 63 C h i n a W o k B u f f e t C h i n a W o k B u f f e t China W ok Buf f et Lunch $6.65 Dinner $8.85 R O A S T BEEF EVER Y FRID A Y S A TURD A Y NIGHT SUND A Y ALL D A Y 711193 Taste The B e s t Taste The Best Ta s t e The Bes t 000DVT1 REAL TY One Week Real Estate School Foxfire Realty Has Expanded Now Hiring! Full Training! Call Today! Now Hiring Naomi Furbush 352-479-0123 000DVVK ALL F AITH CREMA TION SOCIETY 000DWJK 00075X7 Clip and Save Clip and Save Clip and Save Clip and Save Gr andf ather Clock 352-87 3-7 587 GRANDF A THER CLOCK REP AIR Service and repairs 43 years full time experience Specializing in floor clocks. In Florida Jan., Feb., Mar., April (In Pennsylvania the other months) 0 0 0 D P 6 G 000DXHQ Internal Medicine A ssociates Of Ocala Board Certifications in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics Thomas Mohan ARNP Sharon Marques M.D. K.N. Reddy M.D. Connie L. Hartley ARNP Herma Baker FNP-BC OFFICE LOCA TIONS: 4840 S U.S. Hw y 4 1 Dunnellon (352) 489-5 1 52 1 623 S W 1St A v e., Ocala (352) 7 32-9844 940 1 S W Hw y 200, Bldg. 500 Ste. 50 1 & 502, Ocala (352) 854-999 1 A sk About W eight L oss Pr ogr ams!! High Blood Pressure Diabetes W eight Loss W omens Health All Arthritic Problems Heart Disease Lung Problems Complete Physicals Call F or An Appt T oda y! 352-4 1 4-53 1 2 ACCEPTING NEW P A TIENTS! F r ee Scr eenings! 000DY79 000DXJ2 Se Habla Espaol Compassionate V et Care for Dogs, Cats, Birds, Exotics & Horses at Y our Ocala-Area Home or F arm at No Extra Cost to Y ou! Y ou sit & stay W e roll over & heal. (352)6 1 5-3997 DOCTOR IN THE HOUSE Mobile V eterinary Services, Inc. Dr Tony Mutchler DVM

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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 Church is at 525 Marion Oaks Trail. Please call 352-347-5683 for further information and directions to the church.Christian Life Assembly of GodDr. Charles Estridge will be preaching in the morning service at Christian Life Assembly of God on Feb. 3. Dr. Estridge was formerly chairman of the department of New Testament at Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida, vice president of academic affairs at both Central Bible College in Springfield, Missouri and World Harvest Bible College in Ohio. Dr. Estridge will give an update on his current work with West Africa Advanced School of Theology and preach in the 10:45 a.m. service. Christian Life Assembly of God is at 9644 S.W. County Road 484 (near State Road 200), Ocala. You may call 352-237-6950 for information.First Congregational United Church of ChristAsh Wednesday service at First Congregational United Church of Christ is at 6 p.m. on Feb. 13. The church is at 7171 S.W. State Road 200. Call 352-237-3035, for more information.Countryside PresbyterianThe Rev. Gary Marshall will perform the imposition of ashes marking the beginning of Lent at the noon service on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. The ashes are made from the palms from last years Palm Sunday. For further information, call the church office at 352-237-4633.Joy Lutheran ChurchAsh Wednesday begins the Lenten season on Feb. 13. Joy Evangelical Church will have a worship service at 6:45 p.m. The theme for Lent for the Wednesday services will be The Baggage We Carry. Each Wednesday (2:45 and 6:45 p.m.) during Lent, Senior Pastor Edward Holloway, Jr. will provide the message on such topics as Fear, Doubt, Discontent, Intolerance, and Self-Image. The theme for the Sunday worship services (8:15 a.m. and 11 a.m.) will be The Road to Holiness. Pastor Holloways message will be on Apping to Holiness (2/17), A House on the Road to Holiness (2/24), Repentance on the Road to Holiness (3/3), The Father Waits on the Road to Holiness (3/10), Anointing on the Road to Holiness (3/17), and Where the Road to Holiness Leads (3/24). All are welcome to attend these services. Joy Evangelical Lutheran Church is on Southwest State Road 200 at 83rd Place, Ocala. For further information, contact the church office at 352-854-4509 ext.221.St. Jude Catholic Creole Masses for the Haitians in our community are celebrated every second and fourth Sunday of the month at 5 p.m. The next dates are Feb. 10 and Feb. 24. Classes for Spanish as a second language continue to be offered every Thursday starting at 3:30 p.m. for beginners. Lent begins this month with Ash Wednesday on Feb. 13. Distribution of ashes will take place during Masses to be celebrated at 8 a.m. and 7 p.m., as well as at the Service of the Word to be held at noon. Stations of the Cross will be held every Friday during Lent beginning Feb. 15 at 8:30 a.m. in English through March 22 and at 7 p.m. in Spanish through March 29. As part of the Lenten preparation for Easter, Fr. Jorge Torres will be preaching a mission in English from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23. The St. Jude Ladies Guild is planning a benefit potluck Valentine Dinner for Saturday, Feb. 16 at 5:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Attendees are asked to bring a dish to share. Tickets are $7 per person. Children under the age of 10 are free. Friday, February 8, 2013 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com Read the classifieds18~ Friday, February 8, 2013 www.smcitizen.com RELIGIONCONTINUED FROM PAGE 14 Members of The Interfaith Alliance of Marion County at its annual meeting on Jan. 30, following the Dr. Joel Lasky Memorial Lecture at the College of Central Florida, accepted by acclamation the recommendations of its nominating committee by electing the following officers for 2013: President Rev. Peggy Hostetler, pastor, Oakbrook Center for Spiritual Living; Vice President Rev. Dr. Harold McSwain, Jr., pastor, First Congregational United Church of Christ; Secretary/TreasurerBetty Jean Wochinski, member, Unity Church of Ocala; and Assistant Secretary/Treasurer-Rev. Theodore Klebes, pastor, World Life Ministry. Three past presidents of the local chapter comprised the nominating committee appointed by outgoing president Delphine Herbert. They included Larry Collins, Barbara Fitos and Dr. Scott A. Olsen. The Interfaith Alliance of Marion County is part of a national organization formed in 1994 which champions religious freedom by respecting individual rights, promoting policies that protect vital boundaries between religion and government and uniting diverse voices to challenge extremism and build common ground. For more information please visit http//:TIAMarionCounty.org or email TIAofMarionCountyFL@gmail.com. Interfaith chooses new officers Those of you who have already seen Dick and the others perform; you know what Im talking about. A wide variety of instruments and music comes forth for the audiences listening and dancing pleasure. If you havent been to one of these informal jam sessions you have to try it out. Theres a wide variety of talent on display from beginners to professional and an even wider variety of styles. Youll hear blues; jazz; pop; polkas; waltzes and more. The doors open at 5:30 so bring your favorite beverages and snacks and plan on an evening of great musical entertainment. Sports NightWhen asked, Who won the big game? the people of Cherrywood can honestly say, The Wounded Warriors Fund. Thanks to the generous support of Chris Zacco of Cherrywood Property Management and the expert planning of our Social Committee, over $330 was raised for this worthy charity. Sports Night brought out more than 80 people enjoy sloppy joes; hot dogs and other goodies. Through raffles and door prizes, and from donations for the food, the Social Committee under the leadership of Fred and Jay OHern was able to set a fundraising record for a single nights event. Thanks to all who took part; the volunteers who served and helped out; and thanks to you, the residents of Cherrywood for your generosity. A good time was had by all and everyone who attended is looking forward to next year. By the way, the game wasnt bad either as evidenced by the loud cheers of avid fans. Garden ClubOpen to the entire community, our Garden Club will be meeting on the patio of the clubhouse on Feb. 13 at 11 a.m. With the spring planting season just around the corner, this is an ideal time to meet with others and discuss ways to make your lawn and garden thrive. You are invited to bring along some plants or cuttings to get advice on and suggestions for maximum success. If you are interested in any aspect of gardening from water features to lawn maintenance and everything in between, you should be at this meeting. This is a chance to learn how to have a green thumb; spruce up your landscaping and meet with some really fun and knowledgeable people. Its also free so you cant beat a deal like this. Karaoke NightOn Feb. 23, Karaoke Night returns to the clubhouse. Bill LaVertue has a brand new sound system he will be using that allows the singers to face the audience instead of the big screen. In addition, this new system is independently controlled so the microphones will be coordinated with the music levels. This promises to be a great improvement over last months session that was dominated by technical problems. Bill even promises to make your humble correspondent sound acceptable. Well see how that works out. If you were at last months Karaoke and felt a little disappointed, give it another shot and come out at 7 p.m. Bring your friends; beverages and snacks for a good time of listening; singing and dancing. Admission is free; the entertainment is, well, very entertaining; in fact sometimes its down right humorous. Dont get me wrong, we have some really talented singers whom youll enjoy hearing as well. This is a fun night for everyone so come out and give it a try.Comedy NightCherrywoods Spring Comedy Fest is coming March 4. This event is free to our residents thanks to the generosity of Cherrywood Property Management, Chris and Mario Zacco and the planning of our Social Committee. Tickets and reservations are available from Geri in the office so stop by soon as this is a sell out event. Comic Jim Moody will be our featured performer. Known as the Crowd Teaser, his combination of jokes; magic and interaction with the audience will have you in stitches. Jim describes his show as Out of the sleeve magic with off the cuff comedy. He has performed at conventions; on board ship; and any place in between where large groups of people gather. Two shows are available; one at 5:30 and the other at 7:30. Light snacks; iced tea and lemonade will be served. A door prize will be awarded at each show. Jim is an experienced performer with polish and pizzazz who will entertain and delight on Cherrywood Comedy Night. Hospice honors Cherrywood residentThanks to a good friend of Hospice of Marion County, a $1,000 check was just received from a wonderful fundraising cruise that sailed Nov. 11 to Nov. 18, 2012 with Laura Kane Travel. The bad news is the good friend who planned the fundraising venture was not able to sail away. Nancy Archer, whose husband Frank passed at Legacy Hospice House on March 28, 2010 is always hard at work trying to help Hospice of Marion County. Nancy worked with Laura Kane of Laura Kane Travel to set up a cruise that would be a fun vacation while raising money for Hospice. Unfortunately Nancy was not able to cruise with the group. Laura Kane and the group still sailed and Laura donated $1,000 to Hospice thanks to the many people who joined the cruise. CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 17 Winners at Sports Sunday included Christi giovanniello, Theresa Torrusio and Fred OHern. 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Christs Church of Marion CountyFriday, Feb. 8: LifeLine Screening, by appointment. Saturday, Feb. 9: Mens Prayer Group, 8 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 10: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Friendship Fellowship Pot Luck Luncheon follows the Worship Service. Monday, Feb. 11: Bible Study, 10 a.m.; Garden Club, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12: Womens Crafts and Fellowship, 9 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14: Prayer and Praise Group, 9 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15: All Church Valentine Dinner, 6:30 p.m. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, http://www.ccomc.org.First CongregationalDo you believe that living in close community with our neighbors is the best way to live? The command to love our neighbors lies at the core of Gods plan for our lives and when we follow this mandate, it changes everything. The journey begins when we choose a lifestyle of conversation and community over a lifestyle of busyness and accumulation. Its about making room for life and choosing to befriend those God has placed around us. This Lenten Study on The Art of Neighboring: Building Genuine Relationships Right Outside Your Door is an invitation to step into the kind of relationships and life rhythms we were created to enjoy. We will be dealing with topics such as: Who Is My Neighbor?; Taking the Great Commandment Seriously; The Fear Factor; Baby Steps; The Art of Receiving; The Art of Setting Boundaries; The Art of Focusing; and Better Together. In the course of this Lenten Study, we will understand why neighboring really matters and rediscover the value of pursuing relationships with the people who live around us. When Jesus was asked to reduce everything in the Bible into one command, Jesus said: Love God with everything you have and love your neighbor as yourself. What if Jesus meant that we should love our actual neighbors? You know....the people who live right next door. All are welcome to attend this important discussion, which begins on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at noon, and continues each week (same day, time and location for five consecutive weeks). A light soup lunch will be served following the program. First Congregational United Church of Christ is at 7171 S.W. State Road 200. For more information, call 352-237-3035, or email us at uccocala.org.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 ChurchSunday services at Friendship Baptist Church on Feb. 10 begin with Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. Adult classes are taught by Bill Wallett and Linda Brown. At the 10:45 a.m. Morning Worship Service the FBC choir will be singing Ive Got a Love, arranged by Mike Speck. Pastor Randall Brown will also bring a stimulating Bible Message from the Word of God to the hearts of the people. The Sunday Evening Worship and Bible Study begins at 6 p.m. Pastor Phil Wade, from Rome, Georgia, will be the special speaker for the Valentines Service, Feb. 14 at 7 p.m. Special music will be provided by Tina Mineo. All are welcome to attend. Friendship Baptist Church is at 9510 S.W. 105th St., off State Road 200. The church phone is 352-237-2640.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 352-307-0584.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.Friday, February 8, 2013 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 14~ Friday, February 8, 2013 www.smcitizen.com M AINTAIN THE H EALTH OF Y OUR B USINESS Advertise in Religion SEERELIGION, PAGE15 Hospice of Marion County is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. Since 1983, it has served the citizens of Marion County and been a leader in assisting with end-of-life issues. It is efforts like this cruise and people like Nancy Archer and Laura Kane that have allowed this non-profit to continue to grow.(Article by Karen Haven) Last call for BiloxiTime is running out to get in on the Feb. 17 through the 20th trip to the IP Casino Resort and Spa in Biloxi. For one low package rate youll receive three nights accommodations at the luxurious IP Casino; Deluxe Motor Coach transportation with a professional driver and $25 in free slot play. In addition, youll receive $24 in food coupons. Not enough bargain for your bucks? What if we through in a visit to the Palace Casino and Hard Rock Casino and provide $15 in free slot play at both venues? Of course you want to enjoy a wonderful getaway surrounded by great food; entertainment and shopping. Call Natalie today at 352-854-4561 and book your reservation.Spotlight on ExcellenceEach week we feature a person or couple who have an interesting past; a promising future or who has made a contribution to the quality of life in our community. This week the spotlight shines on two of our favorite residents, Trude and Skip Smith. Their story begins back when they were in kindergarten together in Kenilworth, New Jersey. Skip boasts that they have photos of the two of them in class pictures. Skip confesses that at that time in his life he was more interested in the Graham crackers and milk than in Trude. A sense of humor is one of the qualities that have kept these two together all these years. Time marched on and Skips interests changed. He invited Trude to the Junior Prom and from that evening on, they have been a couple. After their graduation from Jonathan Dayton Regional High School, Trude took a job with an appraisal company and Skip joined the U.S. Navy. It was the troubling days of the Vietnam War and Skip was not content serving on board a ship; he wanted to see the action. He volunteered for the Brown Water Navy; those were sailors who operated in the rivers and tributaries of Vietnam on Swift Boats. After receiving specialized weapons training at Camp Pendleton, California, going to survival school at Widby Island and SEAL school in Coronado, California, Skip was ready to take his place in the elite special operations forces of Vietnam. During this time period, Trude flew to California and married her lifelong sweetheart, Skip. Not including their children, this was the first of three Best decisions of our lives according to both of them. In Skips absence, Trude would endure the loneliness and separation of a Navy wife. She would also have the first of their three sons, Steven. During his service in Vietnam, Skip earned the respect and admiration of his fellow sailors and Marines. He also earned many awards and medals including the Vietnam Service Medal. He is modest about his accomplishments but does acknowledge he was recognized by New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine several years after the fact when New Jersey recognized those who volunteered and served in Vietnam. Trude maintained their home in National City, California, during Skips tour of duty. When he left the Navy the two of them returned to New Jersey. They found a home in Piscataway and Skip immediately began his apprenticeship to become an electrician. Two more sons would be born into the family; Andy and Kevin. Trude was and is a proud Mom who brags about her many hours spent taking the boys to sports activities and school events. She laughingly recalls the days of watching the kids playing T-Ball; being a soccer mom; bringing treats to the games and shuttling the boys and their teammates around. Skip managed to get promoted in his career as he became a manager. A proud member of the union, Skip talks about keeping his union card and being a manager as well. He states, I always worked well with my crews. I cant remember ever losing my temper on the job. CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 18 Hospice cruise, Nancy Haven, Nancy Archer and Laura Kane. PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE20 000DMSG Dr. Stubrud, Dr. Sands and Dr. Simpson Chiropractic, Massage, Acupuncture N 1/4 Mi. SR 200 103rd St. Rd. www.downtownchiropractic.us 8484 SW 103rd St. Rd. 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Aside from being a full time wife and mother, Trude was self employed in the field of tax accounting; typing and general administrative duties. She also managed a profitable family owned investment business. For 35 years, Skip worked for Schoonover Electrical and upon the successful completion of a six and a half million dollar project he was offered an early retirement. Since their children were grown and they were sick of winters, this brought about the second best decision of the couples lives. They decided to escape the cold; snow; sleet and other miseries of living up north and move to Florida. This brought about the third of their good decisions; they moved into Cherrywood. In this community they found everything they had been looking for; a safe and friendly place to live; good friends and good weather. Skip and Trude blended right in becoming active in the Veterans Club and other organizations. Skip was always there when needed for Ritz House or Memorial Day or any other occasion where volunteers were needed. Neither ever failed to answer a call for help from a neighbor whether it was with an electrical problem; a handyman project; or something personal where some one needed help. Their giving ways were greatly appreciated. Not long after their move here, they began to care for their parents. Within a short two year span, both of Skips parents and Trudes dad passed away. In spite of these hardships, the two remained cheerful and upbeat, never ceasing in their efforts to help others. Fortunately, Trudes mom is still alive and lives in a near by assisted living facility because there are other issues that Trude and Skip have been facing. If it were possible they would have her mother living in their own home. One of the lasting effects of Vietnam on many who served there is the results of exposure to Agent Orange. Skip has received a 90 percent disability from the Veterans Administration and has undergone some serious health issues throughout the years since he served. Currently he is on dialysis. Because Trude and Skip are held in such high esteem here in the community, they enjoy the support and affection of many dedicated friends. These friends are teaming up in honor of Skip by taking part in the 5K run/walk for the Marion County Kidney Foundation. (See article in this column) The team is calling themselves Skip-ings in his honor. Skip suffered a near fatal attack and was hospitalized for several months. After returning home confined to a wheelchair, he was wheeled into the clubhouse by Trude where one of our events was taking place. When they entered, everyone stopped what they were doing and rose to give them a standing ovation. Such is the affection this community has for these two. Through out all of the adversity they have faced, Trude and Skip maintain a keen sense of humor; a deep love for family and friends and an abiding devotion to each other. Trude and Skip are long time members and supporters of the Veterans Club. Trude is a member of the Feathered Friends Society; the Social Committee; and exercise class. Skip enjoys membership in the DAV; VFW and Vietnam Veterans Association. He is a life member of all of those organizations. You will see both Skip and Trude at most of our social functions. They will be the ones with the beautiful smiles; surrounded by friends. If you dont know them, introduce yourself or youll be missing something special. From Your ReporterOur team is gathering steam for the Marion County Kidney Foundation 5K Run/Walk; the Wounded Warriors are getting a healthy check to support their work. The Veterans Club is hosting a Tea Hour to honor the widows of our organization; all this and more in just a few short weeks of the New Year. Where else could a person be surrounded by so many people who are willing to do good things just to help out their community? No place but Cherrywood. Congratulations my neighbors; be proud of yourselves. If you have an idea or suggestion for the Cherrywood section of the Citizen, please feel free to contact me at urperssec@yahoo.com. It is always a pleasure to hear from you; our readers. Friday, February 8, 2013 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 000DZ1Q R o c k i n g h a m M a l e C h o r u s Friday February 15 7:00 p.m. Ocala West United Methodist Church 9330 SW 105th Street 854-9550 20~ Friday, February 8, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Under normal circumstances, I am a rather cool, calm and collected person. I say normal because not everything in my life is normal. It takes a lot to rattle this cage of mine but once rattled, look out whoever rattles it. I am saying all this to get to my point, which is, somebody hacked my computer e-mail account this past week. If you think I will take this sitting down, oh, I guess I am sitting down right now, but I assure you I will not stand for something like this. I have never been so rattled in my life. If a mistake is mine, I will own up to it. If it is not mine, look out sender. The first thing I did was to call my cousin who is an attorney, Charles SuesA-Lot, and laid the case out before him. My first question to my cousin attorney was very basic; Is it still against the law to murder someone? As all good attorneys do, he hesitated and thought about it. He then went on to explain that if he could prove insanity there was a good chance he could get somebody off very lightly. Insanity, I asked, is that hard to prove in a court of law? At this point, there was no hesitation whatsoever. My good lawyer cousin said, Not in your case. If insanity runs in our family, I am convinced it trotted over into his pasture a long time ago and has been milling around for years. At this point, murder is out. If I actually knew who this person was, I could defriend them like they do on Facebook. You can be sure I would defriend him with all of the sarcastic bitterness I could muster on that hot dog. I noticed this last week when I accessed my e-mail a bunch of different pop-ups popped up on my screen. Instinctively I tried to unpop them without any success whatsoever. Every time there was a pop-up, I had the instinctive desire to pop someone in the nose. At one stage, it got out of control and about 17,000 pop-ups jumped onto my computer screen at the same time. Without thinking, I immediately turned off my computer. If anybody knows what I did, you realize what I did was a terrible thing to do. I encrypted, or whatever the term is, these pop-ups permanently on my computer. When I opened up my computer, it was pop-up time for the hacker. Things can be done to unhack your computer, which I put in full force. I really wanted to hack into this hackers life except he probably does not have one. I mean, after all, where are the jollies of hacking into someones email account? I can see someone hacking into my bank account. I would love to see someone hack into my bank account and see how much money I dont have. If I were a small government, I could see somebody trying to hack into my email accounts. As it stands, where is the payoff in doing something like this? This ghost hacker cannot see me and my frustration after being hacked. So, what is the good of it all? These pop-ups on my computer were coming fast and furious. Then it hit me. This is not some ghost hacker hacking into my e-mail account, it must be the government. The government must be behind it. I remember something called fast and furious in the news a while back. Was this what they were talking about? Am I now a casualty of Big Brother-itis? There were many similarities between what I was going through and our government. First off, the whole thing was rather annoying. I am not sure there has ever been a time in our country when the government has been more annoying than now. Then, all the hacking did not make any sense to me at all. How much of the government is really making sense to anybody anymore? I am sure there is somebody, somewhere who can make sense out of our government but he is probably on the run. All of this hacking of my e-mail has interrupted my life. So has the government. The government has taken on a new phase where it is not happy unless it is interrupting my life every day of the week. I would not mind so much if the government would take at least one day a week off. But no, it is a 24/7 kind of annoyance. A friend of mine said that everybody goes through this sort of thing and it is kind of an equal share in the misery of being on the Internet. Equal share? Thats government lingo if ever I heard it. After three days of torturous working at my computer, I finally got the pop-ups to stop. I changed the password of my email account and brought all of this nonsense to a stop. I won the battle against that blasted hacker who tried to ruin my week. With a steaming cup of coffee and my open Bible, I read some comforting words. Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, then he that is in the world (1 John 4:4 KJV). My relationship is of such a nature with God that nobody can hack into that relationship. I rest completely in Gods competent hands.Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866-552-2543 or email jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com. 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Friday, February 8, 2013 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 22~ Friday, February 8, 2013 www.smcitizen.com casualties in a matter of seconds. The desperate justifications of gun enthusiasts deteriorate more with each tragedy. All gun sales or transfer of ownership must be handled by a registered gun dealer with the appropriate background check and waiting period. There should be no exceptions. This includes guns sold online, at a gun show, at auctions, by individuals, or even individuals within the same family. All ammo clips must be limited to 10 rounds. The increased safety for all Americans demands it. It is way past time for reasonable people to expect a sane policy. Anything less is an act of selfishness so profound that it is an act of immorality. Lee Wiggins OcalaProtecting the unbornAnother hot debate, besides the one on guns, is on the unborn. Are they human and therefore must be protected? What does God say about this? In both Bible testaments we have unborn children, and they are ascribed human qualities. Examples: 1. Genesis 25:22-25. Rebekah is pregnant with Esau and Jacob, and they fight in her womb. Humans fight, not piles of tissue or blobs of protoplasm. 2. Job 3:3. Job begins his famous lament by saying: May the day perish on which I was born, and the night they said a male child is conceived. When Job was conceived, he was a male child. 3. Psalm 139:13-16. David describes God watching over him when he was in his mothers womb. 4. Jeremiah 1:5. The prophet decribes how the Lord knew him before he was fully formed in the womb, and that while in the womb he was appointed to be a prophet. 5. II Samuel 11:5 and Matthew 1:18. Two women are pregnant out of wedlock, and God says they are with child. The Hebrew word for child in II Samuel is yeled; the Greek term in Matthew is brephos. Both terms in their respective testaments are used to describe both born and unborn children; God makes no difference between them. 6. In Luke 1:15, the angel tells Zacharias that his son John will be filled with the Holy Spirit even from his mothers womb. Does this mean before or after John was born? And in Luke 1:41, Mary greets Elizabeth, and the baby in Elizabeths womb leaps for joy. How far along were these women? a. In Luke 1:36, the angel has told Mary she is about to conceive Jesus, and says that Elizabeth is six months with John. b. After greeting Elizabeth, Mary stays with her for three months, and John is then born (vs. 56 and 57). Assuming a normal nine-month gestation period for Elizabeth, Jesus would have to be newly-conceived, and Elizabeth six months with John. So a sixmonth fetus, filled with the Holy Spirit, recognizes and rejoices over a newlyconceived One. So in the abortion debate, lets all be on Gods side. 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Friday, February 8, 2013 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com 10~ Friday, February 8, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Once politicians begin hacking away our rights, there will no longer be a FREE United States of America. I suggest we follow Occams Razor ... leave that antiquated, brilliantly conceived and written, freedom giving document alone. In closing...I ask the question: Do you recall why the Japanese did not carry out their planned invasion on American soil during WWll? Barbara R. Priest OcalaWhere will the money come from?I admit I do not know what will happen if America does go bankrupt, but it could happen soon with our borrowing 40 cents of every dollar we spend, with no end in sight. We are now over $17 trillion in debt! Too many of us believe big government is the answer to all of our problems, expecting government to keep their freebees coming. They applaud raising taxes on the contributors and our printing more money. Econ 101 tells us this has to stop or we will have massive inflation coupled with severe devaluing of our dollar. This will affect every individual regardless of financial status. Somehow we now have more money to fight the hoax of manmade Global warming, and because of the action of one evil killer in a school, we believe all schools should have armed guards, fences, etc. We resist simply having the principal and a few teachers armed which would stop cowards from entering the school and not cost us billions of dollars. For example, all teachers in Israel carry guns and they dont have this problem. I cant recall a single incident where mass killings were committed by anyone with a concealed weapon permit. There are numerous recorded incidents where these same individuals have saved lives. Evil cowards only attack the helpless. We are facing the implementation of Obama Care, which is estimated to cost 10 to $13,000 per individual. But dont worry, most wont pay that much because they will receive government assistance. Who do they think they are kidding? Just where do they think that money comes from? The only money they have is taxpayers money, and here we go again, robbing Peter to pay Paul. They just plan to take it out of both of Peters pockets. Our future depends on our making drastic spending cuts but nothing indicates this will happen, we just keep adding more such as the above. If we go bankrupt, there will be no money for any government program! I invite all responses that will answer the question, What will happen to America if we go bankrupt? This isnt about political party, its about our country. Wayne Rackley Oak RunFederal debt is higher than advertisedThe $16+ trillion debt that you see advertised (for a good overall federal and state debt information source, go to debtclock.org) is the public debt, that is, the debt owed to bond and note holders, both within and outside the U.S. There is another part of the debt that few people talk about, and thats the debt incurred by the U.S. Treasury for monies borrowed from the various trust funds (Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid). These borrowings are unfunded, and the only way these debts can be repaid to the trust funds would be raising taxes, borrowing more, or printing money, something the U.S. Treasury is not now and will not be in a position to do when future benefits recipients claim these funds. These vast sums owed to the taxpayer should be included in the advertised debt. David M. Walker was the U.S. Comptroller General (CEO of the U.S. Government Accountability Office) for almost 11 years during three administrations, both Republican and Democrat. David expresses great concern with the governments accounting practices in his book Come Back America (2010 Random House). In Davids opinion, and he ought to know, the IOUs held by the trust funds for the amounts borrowed by the Treasury and amounts needed by the trust funds to meet its future obligations are monumental and unfunded. The U.S. Treasury estimates these unfunded liabilities at $46.1T+ as of the end of fiscal year 2011. As the nations past chief accountant, David feels that these unfunded Treasury debts should be included in the national debt. And so do I. So, is the real debt really $65.5+T? You decide, but dont forget to increase it even more if interest rates go up, which they surely will. Check out Davids web site at http://keepingamericagreat.org. Two other related websites you should check out are The Marion County League of Women Voters site at lwvmarion.org and the Stop Fighting, Start Fixing NO LABELS organization site cofounded by Walker. Peter Wood, Member League of Women Voters, Marion County Lwvmarion.orgAssault weaponsProponents of gun enthusiasts i.e. the NRA, say they have the right to own assault weapons in case of government invasions or tyrannies, but paranoid, hypothetical scenarios cannot take precedence over the very real, very preventable deaths of children. Adding to its deadly efficiency is the large capacity magazine, a gunman can easily empty a 60-round magazine in less than 20 seconds. Sixty bullets. Twenty seconds. Those little kids and teachers at Sandy Hook didnt have a chance. Proponents say they have the right to own the guns for hunting, but assault rifles are designed specifically to kill people, not animals. Hunters dont use these weapons, but every military in the world does. 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Friday, February 8, 2013 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 24~ Friday, February 8, 2013 www.smcitizen.com fect on March 4, 1789. The Bill of Rights, where the Second Amendment is found, was 10 proposals that Congress sent out to the states in 1789 for their ratification. They came into effect as Constitutional Amendments on December 15, 1791. To reiterate, that was eight years after the war. The only document enacted during the time of the Revolutionary War against the British, which took place 1775-1783, would be our Declaration of Independence, which was adopted July 4, 1776. Nowhere within that document does it mention allowing the citizens of a new nation to bear arms to fight against the British. There is nothing more terrifying than ignorance in action. Goethe engraved on a plaque at the Naval War College. Within his letter there was a mention of likely dumb alibis to support gun ownership. that would be coming if his letter was published. Well I think a dumb alibi, in regard to the Second Amendment being outdated, antiquated, and when it was enacted has just been exposed. But, so as not to disappoint the writer, I have included here, for him, more dumb alibis and outcries in favor of gun ownership. No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government Thomas Jefferson, 1 Thomas Jefferson Papers, 334 Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples libertys teeth.and keystone under independence The very atmosphere of firearms everywhere restrains evil interference they deserve a place of honor with all that is good. George Washington The Second Amendment is a doomsday provision, one designed for those exceptionally rare circumstances where all other rights have failed where the government refuses to stand for re-election and silences those who protest; where courts have lost the courage to oppose, or can find no one to enforce their decrees. However improbable these contingencies may seem today, facing them unprepared is a mistake a free people get to make only once. Justice Alex Kozinski, US 9th Circuit Court, 2003 They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. Benjamin Franklin Lincoln said study the constitution Let it be preached from the pulpit, proclaimed in the legislatures, and enforced in courts of justice. Now Ive finished my NRAisms and Im going to clean my gun. Ebbon Johnson OcalaLaws and gunsSoooo, lets go with the recent writers idea for a moment, well make guns unlawful. Arrange a date where all law abiding citizens will arrive at the courthouses all over the USA and turn in their firearms ... all of them, because now it is against the law to own one. Send all the guns to the recycle center and turn them into statues. Uh oh, now we must apply a bit of Sir Issac Newtons law For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Criminals never made it to the courthouse, therefore, now, they are the only ones who own weapons. You go off to the market one day, meet up with a criminal who is intent on robbing the store. He waves his weapon about, a nearby gentleman steps up and tries to tackle him, the criminal simply LETTERSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 shoots him, then just to show how serious his intentions are, he shoots a few more customers, thereby letting the manager know he had better cooperate. The criminal demands cash and a case of beer. Unbeknownst to the criminal, the manager has hit a panic button to alert the police to his dilemma and sends a clerk to get the beer, while he opens the safe. Police arrive. Criminal is now aware of the fact, so he shoots the manager and a few more customers. Criminal decides to exit the premises, grabs a bag of money and a settles for a six pack, heads for the door. Meanwhile his partner in crime arrives with the getaway vehicle, criminal runs toward the car, police try to aprehend him, so criminal shoots the officers, after all, gun possession is unlawful. Once the antiquated Second Amendment is removed from our Constitution, what freedoms will you select to start on next? Free Speech? There are those that bully others into suicide and other violent acts. Sooo, according to your logic, we should simply get rid of it. PLEASESEELETTERS, PAGE10 000DXE8 Ken Halderman (352) 237-4488 10641 SW 80th Ave., Ocala A S K A B O U T N O M O N E Y D O W N V A O R F H A F I N A N C I N G 000DWIB Homes are selling! Now is the time to list! 2/2/2 HOME with carpet and tile on floors. A 14\9 lanai to enjoy your private backyard, all appliances are included. Per fectly located in this gated 55+ community across Blvd. is the clubhouse. Solar heated pool and many activities for the residents, R/V parking for residents. Landscaped and has garage door opener, great price for this home. MLS #368855 $51,500 2/2/2 custom built S entinel, featuring split bedroom plan, completely updated. A ll new floors laminate and carpet, master bath cherry cabinet and molded counter top, new custom cherry cabinets in kitchen with slides and easy close, new C orian counter and faucet. A ll newer appliances. B reakfast nook, sprinkler system. L ocated in a guarded 55+ community. N ewly land scaped. F resh paint. MLS #384466 $98,000 2/2/1 HOME large great room opens to kitchen, dining and living room completely remolded oak cabinets in kitchen and both bathrooms. Beautifully counter tops Florida room 20/9 with heat and air, inside laundry new appliances, newer roof and air, tile on floors located in a guarded 55+ community, your retirement home awaits. 1220 sq ft living space. MLS #383919. $68,000 2/2/2 HOME located in Spruce Creek North. Has a new roof and newer air carpet and tile on floors, walk-in closets, large eat-in kitchen, formal dining room, very open and bright living room. Home is a pleasure to show move in condition. 14/9 glass-enclosed lanai. Located in a 55+ community. MLS #380368 $81,000 3/2/2 HOME has laminate floor in house and features a split bedroom plan. Large 10/20 Florida room. Modern kitchen with Corian counter top new cabinets, newer appliances, new sink, newer roof and air. The house is move-in condition, lots of storage located in a guarded 55+ community two pools and club houses. MLS #382431 $71,500 2/2/1 HOME with carpet and tile, inside laun dry, screen lanai to enjoy the back yard, newer roof. Located in gated 55+ community, great retirement home or winter home. Appliances included. MLS #375557 $36,500 MAGNIFICENT 3/2/2 WINDMILL MODEL featuring split bedrooms and a 12/24 in-ground pool with cage and solar heated. R emolded kitchen with new wood cabinets and Corian counters and new sink, top-of-the-line stainless appliances, laminate floors, inside painted 2011 new roof 2008. M any skylights cathedral ceilings, large master bath with double sinks. P lexiglass encl. porch 15/30. L ocated in a 55 + gated community. L ush landscaping with irrigation. V ery private backyard. B ring offer. MLS #373042 $129,900 2/2/2 HOME with tile and carpet. Large 11/28 Florida room guest bath has a walkin bath tub, great for handicapped person All appliances stay. Located in a gated 55+ community, backs up to Oak Run. Very private covered patio. New roof 06 and air 08. Palm Cay has a solar heated pool, R/V parking for residents. MLS #382291 $57,500 2/2/1 HOME with a private backyard to a wooded area, nicely maintained, new roof 2006, air 2010 new water heater, new glass front door, galley kitchen with tile and back splash inside laundry. Located in a gated 55+ community, termite bond furniture can be included at full price. MLS #377599 $57,500 2/1/1 HOME has tile in kitchen and carpet in the rest. Glass 15/9 Florida room. Located in guarded community. Great place to retire. Two pools and two clubhouses. All new paint. MLS #378843 $37,900 PENDING PENDING PENDING 3/2/2 HOME SPINOSA MODEL. H ome features a split bedroom plan carpet and tile in home. K itchen has been remodeled with new counters and floor. V ery large home with a lot of storage, inside laundry with pantry. H ome is located in a gated 55+ community with the backyard facing O ak R un. P alm C ay has a solar heated pool for your enjoyment MLS #383634 $79,900 8820 SW SR 200 352-854-1178 W e invite you to r elax and enjoy the atmospher e and be pamper ed by our talented stylist and manicurist. R elie v e your tension with a luxurious massage Gift Certificates A v ailable f or V alentine Gifts. 000DX88 ST AFF AND HAPPY CUSTOMERS Fr ont r o w fr om left: Stephanie Janet, Angela. Second r o w fr om left: Cath y Tina, Michelle Dorth y Jo. Back r o w fr om left: T om, Vickie Jean Call for Appointment 20170 E. 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Next Thursday is Valentines Day. The greeting card industry estimates that more than one billion cards will be exchanged along with an innumerable amount of roses, chocolates, and other assorted gifts used to express feelings of affection for each other. Theres still time for you to go out and get your sweetheart an expression of your love. Cupids early visit to Pun Alley left some lovely stories as well some others that arent so lovely.Valentine surpriseAfter she woke up, a woman told her husband, I just dreamed that you gave me a pearl necklace for Valentines Day. What do you think it means? Youll know tonight, he said. That evening, he came home with a small package and gave it to his wife. Delighted, she opened it to find a book entitled, The Meaning Of Dreams.Back issuesTom moved in with his girlfriend and her enormous collection of old magazines. They took up an entire room in the apartment. Its me or the magazines, Tom insisted. When she refused to part with any of them, he left and told his friends, She just had too many issues.Moving momentsThe young man straightened his tie and with brave determination entered the living room. Er, could I see you for a moment, sir? Absolutely, my boy. What can I do for you? Well, sir, you see its like this. Phyllis thought wed better ask you first. Yes, go right ahead. Young people nowadays usually dont ask. Er-well, weve been going together for quite some time now and Phyllis thought itd be all right if Id ask you. Why certainly, Bob, youre a fine boy and Ive always been fond of you. Then can I take your car tonight? Cupids barbsI dont ask or expect much of life, said the beautiful young woman. Like every other young woman, all I want is a handsome man to love and understand me. That isnt too much to expect of a millionaire, is it? Eskimo Lover: What would you say if I told you I had come a hundred miles through ice and snow with my dog team, just to tell you I love you? Eskimo Sweetie: Id say that was a lot of mush. She wont marry him while hes drunk and he wont marry her when hes sober. Married life can be very frustrating. In the first year, the man speaks and the woman listens. In the second year, the woman speaks and the man listens. In the third year, they both speak and the neighbors listen. Carol was afraid the girls wouldnt notice her engagement ring. Did they? Did they? Four of them recognized it at once. Mascara-packing mommaMy girl friend was brushing on some stuff onto her eyelashes I never saw her wear before. I asked her if she used it before, and she said that she used it only once a year. I asked her why, She said, Its my St. Valentines day mascara.My one and onlyRoger, who was 19 years old, was buying an expensive bracelet, to surprise his girlfriend on Valentines Day. The jeweler inquired, Would you like your girlfriends name engraved on it? Roger thought for a moment, grinned, then answered, No, instead engrave To my one and only love. The jeweler smiled and said, Yes, sir; how very romantic of you. Roger retorted, Not exactly romantic, but very practical. This way, if we break up, I can use it again.Aint love grand?My darling, my lover, my beautiful wife, Marrying you screwed up my life. I see your face when I am dreaming. Thats why I always wake up screaming. Kind, intelligent, loving, and hot, This describes everything you are not. I thought that I could love no other, That is until I met your brother. I want to feel your sweet embrace, But dont take that paper bag off your face. I love your smile, your face, and your eyes, Damn, Im good at telling lies! What inspired this amorous rhyme? Two parts vodka, one part lime. My love, you take my breath away, What have you stepped in to smell this way?Dont forget your loved ones on this upcoming holiday. Dick and his sweetheart Jane live in Oak Run. Friday, February 8, 2013 ~ 25 www.smcitizen.com At this writing congressional lawmakers are reported to be cautiously optimistic about producing a new immigration law. Thats Washington talk meaning the effort could collapse if Congress or the White House has an ego tantrum. Getting through the political BS (baloney stuffing) makes it difficult to keep track of what Congress and the president are really up to. Senator Richard Durbin of Illinois, the #2 Democrat in the Senate, started off the work by saying We are committed to a comprehensive approach to finally have an immigration law we can live with. The senator said weve had no clear statement of immigration policy for 25 years. Hes having convenient memory problems Weve had clear immigration laws which successive presidents decided not to enforce for political reasons. Put bluntly, Congress, the White House, and their political friends and supporters created the immigration mess. Eleven million illegal immigrants didnt just wander over the border on a foggy weekend. The basic elements of a proposed new immigration law are clear a pathway to citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants; more severe penalties for hiring undocumented workers; tighter border security; and a sensible limit to the number of immigrants who can be admitted annually without disrupting the job market for American citizens and legal immigrants who are already here. Bumps in the road to a new immigration law include protecting the places in line of legal immigrants who have been awaiting citizenship for months and sometimes years, and over 300,000 spouses and children who want to reunite with non-citizen immigrants who are already in the U.S. legally. Also, Republicans want preferences for technology graduates, while Democrats want to keep visas available for 50,000 less-educated immigrants from Africa and Asia. Meanwhile, back at the White House, the president made a cheerleader-in-chief trip to Colorado to praise the efforts of Congress and to state a few of his concerns about a new immigration law, such as a more speedy path to citizenship and whether same-sex couples would be included. There are several potential flies in the ointment once any new immigration system becomes law. Back in 1986 after Congress and President Reagan created an amnesty for existing illegal immigrants, there was widespread document fraud. The number of illegal immigrant applicants far exceeded expectations. The border was not secured and a new flood of illegal immigrants began coming north almost immediately. In his recent rally speech in Las Vegas, President Obama said he will submit a plan of his own if he doesnt like what Congress produces. He should be taken at his vague word. Just before the November election and without legal authority, he granted temporary amnesty to young illegal aliens. Four successive presidents chose to wink at our immigration laws, including Mr. Obama. Our most important question now is whether the president will treat a new immigration law as just another amnesty, and decline to enforce provisions with which he disagrees. www.smcitizen.com 8~ Friday, February 8, 2013 Quick now! On Interstate 75, where is Exit 341? Anybody? Thats what I thought. Electronic signs have popped up on all major east-west roads near the Interstate in the past couple of weeks, with large letters blinking at you: Exit 341 closed 02/11/13. Then it flashes to something about detours. To me, these signs prove one thing, that there is a major disconnect between government bureaucrats and the common man, residents such as you and me. If that same sign read: Belleview exit closed 02/11/13, youd know right away what they were talking about. You wouldnt have to go to a DOT online site, if you can find it, to see which exit is which on the highway. It probably never even occurred to the person setting up those signs (we dont know if its FDOT or county, but Im betting on the state) that the average person probably doesnt have all the exit numbers memorized. Even longtime residents might have trouble, because the numbers were changed to match mileage signs a little while back. So Exit 341 used to be Exit 67. If the governor and the Legislature want to make the government more responsive to the people, staff it with real people not bureaucrats who havent lived in the real world for ages. Along the same lines, some state agencies use state road numbers for all highways, whether thats the way people know them or not. If I told you to find State Road 93 on a map, youd probably go away shaking your head. Yet when traffic accident reports come out, they say an accident happened on State Road 93 which, by the way, is Interstate 75. Folks in Dunnellon, who are used to seeing U.S. Highway 41 run through their town, might be hard-pressed to find State Road 45 on a map. As you might suspect, its the same road. Same goes for Crystal River, where U.S. Highway 19 runs up and down the West Coast of Florida. But our government will tell you that events on that road occur on State Road 55. Much of this occurs in news releases, and the burden falls on us to clean it up so you can understand it, and we do try. But the other day I was listening to a local newscast, and they told me something happened on a road that I never heard of until I found the news release and figured out where it was. So if you want to do some extra studying, go to the Florida Department of Transportation website and memorize the exit numbers and highway designations. That way youll be able to carry on an intelligent conversation with a bureaucrat.Jim Clark is the editor of the South Marion Citizen. PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOSTEDITOR: JIM CLARK Citizen The opinions expressed in South Marion Citizen editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper.Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board.Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns.Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 854-3986.All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via e-mail. Names and communities will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out.We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Not all contributions are printed.Letters longer than 550 words may be regarded as columns and printed on a space-available basis, and writers will be limited to one contribution per month. The deadline is one week prior to each Fridays issue.Send letters to: The South Marion Citizen Editor, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@smcitizen.com. This was supposed to be the coming out party for New Orleans, to show that the city has come all the way back from the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina several years ago. Instead, the lights went out. No amount of public relations spin can undo the fact that the entire sports world sat watching semi-darkness for 34 minutes Sunday night while the power was restored. At this writing, New Orleans officials are saying that an electrical abnormality forced a safety switch to trip, knocking out half the stadiums power. Anyone whos ever been to a high school football or basketball game can tell you that when the lights go out, event for a few seconds, it takes quite a while to recycle them and get them up to full power. Its a safety feature so bulbs dont pop, showering glass on the people below them. Unfortunately, the announcers on CBS didnt appear to be familiar with this fact. We also find it hard to believe that CBS didnt have an auxiliary power plan so its game announcers could remain on the air. The NFL had to be embarrassed. It had fought hard and long to prove that New Orleans was ready, only to have this abnormality thrown back at them. In its haste to get the city back on its feet, the league didnt properly check the stadium, or it would have realized that it was opened in 1975 and had suffered extensive damage in Katrina, making it questionable whether a game of this magnitude could be played flawlessly. Obviously, it couldnt. The effect on the game is up for debate. The Baltimore Ravens appeared to lose the momentum they had built when the San Francisco 49ers scored 17 points in less than five minutes to make the game close. But the 49ers had done this all the way through the playoffs, so theres no way to tell if the brownout (it wasnt a fullscale blackout) contributed or not. Sometimes things happen beyond the control of the league and the organizers, but an examination of the stadium ahead of time might have revealed that this could happen. In fact, there was a report Monday that some lights that were supposed to come on during Beyonces halftime show didnt do so, a warning sign that apparently was not acted upon. At any rate, the antiquated New Orleans stadium should not be the site for any more Super Bowls. There are many newer stadiums in many deserving cities that could host the event. Of course, there could also be problems in other stadiums, as early as next year. The game is scheduled for New Jersey, in the Meadowlands. Playing an outdoor game in New Jersey in February is risky the NFL could find itself with problems two years in a row. Has a blizzard ever delayed the Super Bowl?S UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Lights go out in New Orleans More on roads: Where is Exit 341? Jim Flynn Columnist Immigration reform or just another amnesty? Jim Clark Editor READER OPINIONS INVITED LETTERS TO THE EDITOR History lesson neededIt appears the letter writer of Outdated Amendment is fanatically anti-Second Amendment. I dont have a problem with him voicing his opinion about it, but I think he should have used facts. Instead he chose to use nonsense to try and make his point. The writers question When the Second Amendment to our Constitution was written and enacted, what was the status of, the about to become, Union? His answer, as he states, we were fighting the British for our freedom from the king of England. Right? Well sir, not so. That is an erroneous answer. And in his delusion he continues on, it was passed to allow the citizens of a new nation to bear arms against the British. Well again, not true. This is another flawed answer. As the facts below show, the war between the 13 British Colonies in America and Great Britain had been over for eight years when the Second Amendment came into effect. But I would add, there would be good rationale, because of that conflict, fighting government tyranny, that the Second Amendment was adopted. Research shows the American Revolutionary War was (1775-1783). It was also known as the American War of Independence. It was a war between the Kingdom of Great Britain and 13 British colonies on the North American continent. To be specific, the U.S. Constitution was adopted on September 17, 1787, by the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and ratified by conventions in 11 states. 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Friday, February 8, 2013 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 26~ Friday, February 8, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Attend the worship service of your choice... Attend the worship service of your choice... Thursday, Feb. 21 Alzheimers workshops setMarion County families are invited to attend a series of free Alzheimers CARE training workshops that will be offered on Feb. 21, March 7, March 21 and April 4. Each session will begin at 5:15 p.m. at Home Instead Senior Care, 606 S.W. 3rd Ave., Ocala. Developed by Home Instead Senior Care, the Alzheimers or Other Dementias CARE program incorporates an innovative, hands-on approach to help families deal with the difficult behavioral changes that often are associated with Alzheimers disease or other dementias. During the workshop, program experts will teach caregivers how to: Manage behaviors. Encourage engagement. Care for themselves while caring for their loved one. To reserve a spot, call Home Instead Senior Care at 352-622-6447.Saturday, Feb. 23 Kingdom of the Sun Concert BandThe Kingdom of the Sun Concert Band announces its A Musical Memory concert series for Saturday, Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 24 at 3 p.m. at the Marion Technical Institute, 1614 S.E. Fort King St., Ocala. Musical selections include: Finlandia; Selections from Les Miserables; Memory from Cats; Indiana; Esprit De Corps; Morceau Symphonique featuring trombonist Richard Blankenship; and Lassus Trombone featuring the KOS trombone section. All performances are free and open to the public. For more information, call 352-624-9291 or visit http://kingdomofthesunband.org.Saturday, Feb. 23 Eagles tribute concert planned7 Bridges: The Ultimate EAGLES Experience is a stunningly accurate tribute to the music of the Eagles. Using no backing tracks or harmonizers, the band faithfully re-creates the experience of an Eagles concert from their most prolific period. 7 Bridges will feature brilliant hit singles after another while offering the perfect blend of songs to capture all levels of Eagles devotees with some mighty Don Henley and Joe Walsh surprises sprinkled into the mix. Tickets for this concert start at $15. The 7 Bridges: The Ultimate EAGLES Experience show provides family friendly entertainment for all ages, weaved into a powerful rock-n-roll concert experience! Catch them live at the Circle Square Cultural Center on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. T he Cultural Center is at 8395 S.W. 80th St., Ocala. For more information on the 2013 entertainment line-up including times, dates and tickets, visit www.CSCulturalCenter.com or call 352-854-3670.Ocala Symphony; Two days of young talentThe Ocala Symphony Orchestra will showcase the two winners of the annual 22nd Young Artist Competition at the Saturday, Feb. 23 and Sunday, Feb. 24 concerts at the Ocala Breeders Sales Auditorium, while performing some of the most uplifting and powerful pieces of the symphonic repertoire of Italian composer, Ottorino Respighis Pines of Rome. Julia Hossain, 14, who won the junior division, will perform Edouard Lalos Symphonie Espagnol. Ivana Muncan, 23, who won the senior division, will perform Ludwig Van Beethovens Piano Concerto No. 4. Both winners received a $1,000 cash prize, as well as the opportunity to perform with the OSO Feb. 23 and Feb.24. Each year the OSO sponsors this youth outreach program for outstanding young musicians, with the goal of motivating and enhancing the music careers of promising young musicians. The competition takes it a step further by assisting these ambitious musicians in their musical careers by providing the opportunity to be a participant musician with the OSO. Maestro Matthew Wardell, OSO musicians and local area musical experts judged these promising young artists. There will be two concerts held at OBS: Saturday, Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 24 at 3 p.m. Tickets start at $5 and can be purchased by visiting www.ocalasymphony.com or calling 352-351-1606. Tuesday, Feb. 26 SOS meetingThe SOS (Sisterhood of Survivors) Support Group meets the last Tuesday of each month at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St. Room 235 (Multipurpose Room) at 1 p.m. Our meeting on Feb. 26 will be a presentation by Jane Houldsworth, Community Relations person for Americas Choice in Homecare, Visiting Angels. We never know when we might have a need for these kinds of services and this presentation should be very interesting. If you have any questions, please contact Gail Tirpak at 352-291-6904. 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 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 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 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 1 03 rd St Pi ne Run OT OW 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 T r aditional W orship 8:00 & 1 1:00 A.M. Casual & Contemporary 9:30 A.M. 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 Phone (352) 861-9080 JOIN US IN WORSHIP 9045 SW 60th A ve. Ocala, FL 000DANR Sunday Services 10:30 a.m. 6:00 p.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Monday Morning Christians Bible Studies W e dnesday 7:00 p.m. Southwest Christian Church W esleyan-Holiness T radition OCALA WEST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE T eaching the Bible as Gods W ord to produce Christ-followers! S undays: Sunday School . . . 9:15 A.M. Morning Worship . . 10:30 A.M. Worship . . . . . . 6:00 P.M. Children s Bible Quizzing 6:00 P M. W e dnesday Evenings Adult Bible Study . . 6:00 P M. Pastor Curt Dowling 5884 SW 60th A ve. (Airport Rd.) Ocala, Fl 34477 (352) 861-0755 www .ocalawestnaz.org 000D2HD 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 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-W eek Bible Study www .colleger oad.org 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. Pa s t o r : Matt Hunt Assoc. Pastor Kevin Hunt (Independent) 6158 S W Hwy 200 Jasmine Plaza Oc ala, FL 34476 873-4705 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 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. 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BIG OPEN HOUSE NEXT SUNDAY 2-17 1-3 PM JUST SOLD Pat Stimmel 895-5160 Jerry Brooks 274-0930 Specializing in retirement communities for the Young At Heart! Check Out Our Website At: www.ocalaflretirementhomes.com THE STIMMEL-BROOKS TEAM Featured Homes of the Week OAK RUN OPEN HOUSE SUN FEB 10TH 1-3 PM 3 W ALK-IN CL OSETS! YES! I SAID THREE! 3/2/2 Georgetown Model with 1676 sq ft, Remodeled Kitchen w/stainless steel appliances, new countertops, All 3 bedrooms have walk-in closets, nice front porch, very private lot, new A/C & roof 06. $119,500 MLS#384855 Louise Pace 361-4312 UNIQUE ENTER T AINING HOME! ALL Y OU COULD ASK FOR AND MORE! Dont forget to pick up your flyers and maps to the Decca BIG OPEN HOUSE Sunday, February 17, 2013 1-3 PM SEE YOU THERE! Maps and flyers are available at all Oak Run Gates! Formal living room/dining room, 1382 sq ft living, 12x14 lanai with knee wall, eat-in kitchen overlooking veranda. REDUCED!!!!! $93,500 MLS#376112 Jerry Brooks 274-0930 Pristine Expanded Springfield with an $8000 FAMILY ROOM addition. NEW ROOF 05, NEW A/C 05. Long driveway and expanded 2 car garage. BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY TO SEE THIS ONE! $94,350 MLS#376048 John Kapioski 208-1635 TEAM #1 Partners Pat & Charlie 299-6688 207-9588 W e ar e your Oak Run Specialists W e Live, W ork & Play Her e! The Perfect Place to Live, the PERFECT T ime to Buy! Marketing your Home Nationwide, on the Internet, wher e over 85% of buyers ar e looking! www .CharlieandPat.com patamc@embarqmail.com Lexington Model with a pool! Backs ups to the Preserve. Open floor plan, updated kitchen. Pool is solar heated and has new decking and screened cage! Now this is Florida living! $174,900 MLS#379954 John Kapioski 208-1635 NOT TOO BIG NOT TOO SMALL! PERFECT! Pinehurst Model 2/2/2 with eat-in kitchen, formal dining room, indoor laundry, laminate floors, big master bedroom and bath with double vanities, private yard on a mainatined lot! Priced right too! $112,000 MLS#382941 Patty Dougherty 502-3096 Thats right... Lou Serago and Lois Lane are now combining their experience and solid work ethics to provide you with a TEAM that wont let you down! We dont just LIST homes We Get them SOLD! Whether buying or selling we will give you the service you deserve! Call us today we are always there for YOU! Lou Serago 804-0159 Lois Lane 789-4516 louserago_oakrun@hotmail.com loislanedecca@gmail.com ANNOUNCING THE SERAGO-LANE TEAM ITS FEBRU AR Y AND 80! JUMP IN Y OUR OWN POOL! Call Me, Peggy Simpson! I sell Oak Run! Peggy Simpson 208-6554 GREA T HOMES IN O AK RUN! Looking for the Perfect Home? Want to work with someone who really knows Oak Run?! Someone who can show you the great deals in this market?

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Friday, February 8, 2013 ~ 27 www.smcitizen.com 6~ Friday, February 8, 2013 www.smcitizen.com ARIES (March 21 to April 19) It could be risky to push for a project you believe in but others are wary of. Never mind. If you trust your facts, follow your courageous Aries heart and go with it. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your enthusiasm sparks renewed interest in a workplace project that once seemed headed for deletion. Support from supervisors helps you make all necessary changes. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A colleague might be a bit too contrary when your ideas are being discussed in the workplace. A demand for an explanation could produce some surprises all around. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Try to avoid distractions at a time when maintaining stability in a fluid situation is essential. Therell be time enough later for the Moon Child to enjoy some wellearned fun and games. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Stop wasting energy licking your wounded pride. Instead, put the lessons you learned from that upsetting experience to good use in an upcoming opportunity. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) You love being busy. But try not to make more work for yourself than you need to. Get help so that you dont wind up tackling tasks that are better left to others. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Your usually balanced way of assessing situations could be compromised by some so-called new facts. Check them out before making any shift in judgment. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) You might feel angry over an unexpected shift in attitude by someone you trusted. But this could soon turn in your favor as more surprising facts come out. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Love rules everywhere for all amorous Archers, single or attached. Its also a good time to restore friendships that might have frayed over the years. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Its not always easy for the proud Goat to forgive past slights. But clearing the air could help establish a better climate for that important upcoming venture. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Good news: Your skillful handling of a recent matter has won admiration from someone who could be influential in any upcoming decisions involving you. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) You continue to welcome new friends into the widening circle of people whom you hold dear. One of those newcomers soon might have something special to tell you. 2013 King Features Synd., Inc. Sunday, Feb. 17 Jazz Society offers mus ic, d ancingThe Ocala Jazz Society will host an afternoon of music at the VFW hall on Sunday, Feb. 17 from 2 to 5 p.m. Open to everyone, organizers say the, event offers incomparable musicians featuring great tunes for everyone and dancing is encouraged. A $3 donation is requested and benefits Hospice in memory of Bea Wilson, the founder of the Ocala Jazz Society. The VFW, across from Oak Run, is just off State Road 200. For more info call Diana, 352-286-5636. Chuck W agon Gang at Christ s 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/.Cosmopolitans Annivers aryThe Cosmopolitans of Ocala will be celebrating its 20th Anniversary on Sunday, Feb. 17 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Ocala Hilton Hotel. Donation is $50 per person. Over the years members have volunteered many hours to community services that involve children, and many have made donations to charitable organizations in Marion County. The income from this anniversary event will go to the Winston Brown Scholarship Program for high school graduates, May 2013. Please contact Edith Harper, 352-307-0670 or Gertha Williams, 352-893-9265 for tickets.Ro s e pruning dem ons trationMarion County Rose Society will hold a rose pruning demonstration at 2:30 p.m. at 2224 Clearwater Run, The Villages. Meetings are open to all who want to have fun learning about and sharing their love of roses. Visit www.marioncountyroses.org, or call Howard Johnson at 352-751-0355.Monday, Feb. 18 Am erican Legion pos t to m eetThe Ralph J Green American Legion Post 354 will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, Feb. 18, at 1 p.m. in the community room of the Sheriffs Brian Litz Building 9048 S.W. State Road 200. Try to arrive early to enjoy light refreshments and comradeship with fellow veterans. For more information telephone Commander Fred Pulis 352-854-9976.Marion Oaks Dem ocrats to m eetThe 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. 19 Financial W orkshop at Ocala WestDo you have the information you need to make decisions about your financial goals? This financial workshop, sponsored by Edward R. Jones will help you learn key principles of saving and investing and also learning specific strategies to help you reach your long-term financial goals. The workshop will be held at 10:30 a.m. in the multi-purpose room (room 235). Topics and dates are as follows: Feb. 19, Focus on Fixed Income. Feb 26, Take Stock in the Market. March 5, Protecting Whats Important.Thursday, Feb. 21 College Road Y oung at H eartCollege Road Baptist Church, on Feb. 21, will bring our own Rod Hendrick to entertain us with his Southern style storytelling and humor. He might even sing. Bring a dish to share and join us for an hour of fellowship at noon at 5010 S.W. College Road (State Road 200). 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Saturday, Feb. 16 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.Queen of Peace Country FairQueen of Peace Council of Catholic Women will hold their annual Country Fair Saturday, Feb. 16 in the Parish Hall at Southwest State Road 200. Bring your friends; there will be something on sale for everyone, including white elephant items, jewelry, books, tapes, videos, decorative items and baked goods. The event is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.Marion County Scandinavian ClubThe Scandinavian Club of Marion County invites people of Danish, Finish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish decent to join us at our next meeting on Feb. 16. We will meet at 11:30 a.m. at the Ocala Hilton, 3600 S.W. 36th Ave. in Ocala. The menu will be roast beef au jus with mashed potatoes, salad, coffee and dessert. Entertainment will be announced. The cost is $16 per person. Reservations and payment must be made in advance. Payment must be received by Wednesday the 13th of February. Checks to be made out to Don Clauson and mailed to Don Clauson, 5901 S.W. 86th Place, Ocala, FL 34476. For further details call Jim Neate 352-687-1580, Don Clauson 352-861-1235 or Terry Rasmussen 352-347-8362.Chili supper and bake saleSister Concepta, who founded and oversees Brother Keepers soup Kitchen in Ocala, is sponsoring the 6th annual chili supper and bake sale on Feb. 16, at Blessed Trinity Church. It will be from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Parish Hall, 5 S.E. 17th St. Menu includes both red and white chili, plus salad. For information, call 352-867.9860.Golf Scramble benefits, Elks, ACSThe annual Benjamin H. Ayres Memorial Golf Scramble, a fun event to benefit Ocala Elks Lodge 286 and the American Cancer Society, will take place on Saturday, Feb. 16 at Candler Hills Golf Club. Registration is at 7 a.m. with a continental breakfast and driving range available. Shotgun start will be at 9 a.m., with lunch following golf. There will be two flights for golfers with equal size trophies. Age groups ae up to 49 years and 50 years and older. Price per golfer is %75, gold sign sponsor is $200, silver sign sponsor is $100. Donations are accepted for trophies, printing and hole in one. There will be a $10,000 cash prize for a hole-in-one on the par 3 hole 13, 157 yards. Please make checks payable to Ocala Elks Lodge 286, 702 N.E. 25th Ave., Ocala FL 34470. You can also make payment at the lodge with cash, check or credit card to Betty Lee, 352-732-7091.Friday, February 8, 2013 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 28~ Friday, February 8, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Balentine s Landscaping, Inc (352) 873-4888 Bruce Balentine Licensed & Insured Professional Landscape Design & Installation Landscape Maintenance Sodding FREE ESTIMATES LANDSCAPING AIR CONDITIONING Lord Appliance Service 680-0206 WE DO SERVICE 7 DAYS A WEEK NO EXTRA CHARGE CFC Certified & Insured All Makes & Models. Gas & Propane too! 1 Year Warranty on All Parts 10% OFF REPAIRS FIRST STOP FOR A/C REPAIRS... Washers Dryers Refrigerators Freezers Dishwashers 000DZ8X TO ADVERTISECall854-3986 ADVER TISING Captain Jim Burton of the Marion County Sheriffs Office will present a Senior Safety Seminar at the Island Club on Monday, Feb. 11, at 2 p.m. He will cover current scams and frauds occurring in our communities and general safety guidelines for seniors. If you have any questions or concerns, Captain Burton will be happy to answer questions. This is very valuable information for us all. Just because we live in a gated community does not mean that we are protected from those who try to take advantage of seniors! Please take advantage of this opportunity to better protect yourself. The presentation will be sponsored by the Oak Run Medical Team. For information call 352-873-3365.Donut Drop In Book Sale Come to the Orchid Club tomorrow, Saturday, Feb. 9, from 8 to 10 a.m. for donuts, juice, coffee or tea. Meet you neighbors and start the morning off right. The book sale will be going on at the same place and time. Correction Passport show ticket salesOops!! Last weeks column indicated that tickets would be sold for the Doug Gabriel Passport Show on both Monday, Feb. 11, Tuesday Feb. 12. This was incorrect. Ticket sales will only take place on Monday, Feb. 11, from 8 to 10 a.m. in the card room of the Orchid Club. If you cannot make this sale, please call Carol Forgette at 352-873-3074 and she will see to it that you get your tickets. Ambassadors are no longer selling tickets on Tuesdays for the Ambassador shows. They will only be sold on Mondays. Carol Forgette will take care of tickets after that.Do You Remember? Columbus Day PartyTune in channel 12 for Len Teitlers presentation of October 2012 Italian American Club Columbus Day Party, narrated by Anna Boodee. It will air following FY I daily at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. from Feb. 8 to 15. Tuesday Is Bingo NightAttention bingo players! Our 10-yearold, outdated control panel has been replaced with a state of the art Model 500, including a computerized touch screen control panel. Come with your friends and neighbors to check our our new equipment and new games for a fun night of bingo. Doors open at 3 p.m., card sales are from 4 to 5:45 p.m. and games begin at 6 p.m. Here are two important reminders. No one under 18 years of age is allowed in the Orchid Club during games and all residents and overnight guests must wear visible name or pool tags. The snack bar will be open. Come and join the fun. For information contact Dee Spath at 352-237-0502. Genealogy ClubThe Oak Run Genealogy Club meeting will be on Feb. 15 at 9:30 a.m. in the card room at the Orchid Club. The annual membership fee of $6 is due. This month Frazer Crane will give a presentation on heraldry. Heraldry has been an important indication of rank in many countries and is the study of shields and banners identifying the rank of combatants during battle, It has also been used in tracing genealogies. Come to the meeting and discover if one of your ancestors had a heraldry shield. Following this presentation we will have a 50/50 drawing. Please keep in mind, programs are subject to change. Regular meetings are Senior Safety Seminar to be presented Monday Oak Run Carol Wheeler PHOTO BY RON RATNERLillian and Henry Hanscom of Oak Run show their Snowman Christmas card display for sale at last weeks sale. 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STEVE AT (352) 207-8682 SERVICING MARION CO. FOR 20 YEARS City Cert. Comp. OC00961 Insured Why Replace It When We Can Fix It? QUALITY SERVICES, INC. Household To Do List No Job Too Small One Call Does It All 000DPUE CARPENTR Y 000DSJR LA WN CARE Clean Ups Mulc h Plants, T r ees Landscaping Boucher Lawn Service 857-0461 000DVC2 PAINTING A-1 H OME A-1 H OME A-1 H OME R EPAIR I NC R EPAIR I NC R EPAIR I NC Mike Semich Serving Ocala Since 1983 House Painting Free Pressure Cleaning with Exterior Paint Job Seniors 10% Discount Licensed and Insured (352) 895-6047 Offering Plantation Shutters Florida Window Medics, Inc. Screen Rooms Acrylic & Glass Rooms Rescreens Broken Glass Replacement Windows Gutters Foggy Windows Cement Sliding Glass Door Repair Call & speak directly to the owner David Heath Comp. #5524 352 484-5697 WINDOW REPAIRS 000DY5S 000CLCO IRRIGATION LLC. SPRINKLERS IRRIGATION 3398 S.W. 74th Ave., Bay 101, Ocala Comp #7085 Call for details 352-237-5731 Serving Marion County Since 1982 Early Spring Specials Licensed Fully Insured Certified Irrigation Auditor We will beat any written estimate on irrigation repairs or installation. Member of Florida Irrigation Society WINNER 2012 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 Reset Controller Adjust Sprays & Rotors to Correct Spray Pattern Complete System Inspection $ 19 95 Call for details Expires 2/28/13 HOUSECLEANING BY DIANA CLEANING First T ime Cleaning No Extra Fee$$! 000D2H0 352-502-2760 If no answer leave message or Call 629-6071 Pr ofessional & Guaranteed Low Rates Supplies Pr ovided Military White Glove Cleaning Professionally Cleaned Since 1992 Diana L Crippen 000DJJ1 FLOORS & WINDOWS 6715 SW Hwy 200 (located 5 mi. 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T ile throughout except carpet in 2 bedrooms. Entire villa on same level, NO step offs, newer A/C. Quiet tree line street in a nice retirement community with a lots of amenities. MLS#383749/BA/W A L . . . . . . . . . . . . $42,500 8884-D SW 93RD LANE DIRECTIONS: Front gate OTOW T/R SW 85 T err ., T/L SW 97 St., T/R SW 87 A ve., T/L SW 93 Lane, home on l eft. THIS 2 BEDROOM, 2 BA TH VILLA is in immaculate condition. Designer tile in kitchen, family room, living/dining room. Lovely lanai with outdoor patio in rear Newer A/C, windows, roof, washer dryer Extra long garage for laundry and work bench area. MLS#380131/BA/MUR . . . . . . . . . . . . . $49,900 8666-E SW 92ND LANE DIRECTIONS: Front gate OTOW T/R SW 85th T err ., T/L SW 97th St., T/R SW 87th A ve., T/R SW 92nd Ln., house on right. CALLING ALL RC PILOTS. Come check out this beautiful home located in one of the most sought after 55+ community Pristine condition sitting on a corner lot. 3/2/2 w/formal dining rm., open Florida rm., eat-in kitchen w/all major appliances, new countertops, new carpets & porcelain tile flooring. Inside laundry, freshly painted, impact windows, new vanities & toilets. Theres too much to mention. MLS#385593/BH/BEN . . . . $109,900 CUSTOM HOME IN OAK RUN. This 3BR/2BA,2CA GAR with 2000 sq. ft. living area. Over 3000 ft. under roof. Home has split BR plan, family room, large eat-in kitchen, large kitchen w/new stainless appliances. Master bedroom has a Jacuzzi bath, glassed-in lanai off kitchen, roof over patio off lanai. All overlooking private backyard. Driveway and walkway pavers. Must see home. Priced right! MLS#382336/JH/WIT . . . . $ 1 3 4 9 0 0 SP ACIOUS MOBILE MANUF ACTURED HOME. Family rm. with gas fireplace. Many nice features, large sunny kitchen with abundant cabinets and counter space, light & bright breakfast nook, and a living/dining rm. combo. Large master bdrm. and master bath with shower plus garden. Inside laundry rm. tub. MLS#383990/LBK/LED . . . . . . . . . $39,900 GREA T SETTING FOR THIS 2/2/2 free-standing home with a den + formal dining room AND breakfast nook & inside utility room. EVERYTHING you could want for active retirement living. Call today for a personal viewing. MLS#382018/DP/BRU . . . . . . . . . . . . . $106,500 OUTST ANDING SETTING for this 3/2/2 in prestigious 55+ community V ery private backyard to enjoy from your large screened porch. A MUST SEE! MLS#379982/DP/PET $147,500 COME AND T AKE A LOOK. This 2 bdrm, 2 bath home is sitting right across the street from the community pool, its like having your own pool with NO maintenance! Hardwood floors in all rms. except tile in both baths, new base boards, newer double pane windows thru-out, newer appliances, new toilets, all new doors inside, new kitchen sink, countertop & back splash. Theres simply too much to mention MLS#385267/BH/BOT . . . . . . . . $62,500 PLEASE PRESENT THIS AD T O GUARD A T GA TE OPEN HOUSE 8666-E SW 92ND LANE For more information, go to www .bigsunrealty .com, click on Open Houses BRIGHT CHEER Y SP ACIOUS VILLA! 2/2/2 tile throughout entire home. Solar tubes in kitchen, family rm., master & guest baths. Florida rm. under heat/AC. Plus a screen porch. Newer AC/heat. Also included is the golf cart! MLS#385177/LBK/STE . . . . . . . . . . . . $64,500 8969-C SW 95TH STREET DIRECTIONS: OTOW main gat e, T/R SW 89th Ct. Rd., T/L SW 95th St., home on the right. PLEASE PRESENT THIS AD T O GUARD A T GA TE OPEN HOUSE 8969-C SW 95TH STREET For more information, go to www .bigsunrealty .com, click on Open Houses CLEAN, MOVE-IN CONDITION! 2/2/1, family room off kitchen, formal living room & dining area, large bedrooms, all appliances included. Garage has automatic opener and attic space. Relax on the covered front porch or the screened lanai. This is a must see! MLS#385399/LBK/MUR . . . . . . . . . . . . $44,900 8530-B SW 90TH STREET DIRECTIONS: From Hwy 200 gate, straight through until stop sign at SW 90th St., T/R, home on right. PLEASE PRESENT THIS AD T O GUARD A T GA TE OPEN HOUSE 8530-B SW 90TH STREET For more information, go to www .bigsunrealty .com, click on Open Houses IMMACULA TE 3/2/2, 1674 sq. ft., great landscaping, newer A/C, gas furnace, screened porch. MLS#364107/SR/NOL . . . . . . . . . . . . . $99,900 9089 SW 95TH A VENUE DIRECTIONS: From OTOW main gate left @ 90th St. (stop sign), then left on 96th Ct. 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Hospice 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 352-8545218. Friday, February 8, 2013 ~ 29 www.smcitizen.com 352-237-2796 Family Owned & Operated Since 1972 Licensed & Insured #3803 Dependable A Division of R.C. Cohn Construction 000DZWC CONCRETE WORK REPAIRING OLD INSTALLING NEW We Make Your Concrete Look Good Specializing in Repairing Concrete Driveways Pool Decks Patios Entrance Ways Advantages: Mildew & Oil Resistant Non Skid Protection Easy to Keep Clean Commercial Grade Quality RENEWED SURFACES 4~ Friday, February 8, 2013 www.smcitizen.com SOUTH MARION Citiz en The South Marion Citizen is a free community newspaper covering news of communities in southwest Marion County including Oak Run, Pine Run, Palm Cay, On Top of the World, Kingsland Country Estates, Countryside Farms, Marion Landing, Majestic Oaks, Hidden Lake, Woods and Meadows Estates, Paddock Farms, Saddle Oak Club, Deer Creek, Cherrywood Estates, Hardwood Trails, Candler Hills, Country Oaks, and Harvest Meadows, among others. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Citizen: If your community is listed above and the Citizen is not delivered to your home and you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 200 Corridor, call 854-3986CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481 EditorJim Clark Circulation Barbara Jaggers Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean and Kristy Kaigan General Manager John Provost Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Deadline for classified ads :Deadline for display advertising : Tuesday 4 p.m. before publicationMonday 5 p.m. before publication READER SERVICES I want to get news in the Citizen.Call editor Jim Clark at 352-854-3986 or send by e-mail to editor@smcitizen.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Citizenoffice in Kingsland Plaza. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Member of the Community Papers of Florida at 9:30 a.m. on the third Friday of each month in the card room; however, as a reminder, the March, June, September and December meetings are held in the Orchid Club. In March the meeting will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Announcements of club activities are on Channel 12 and at www.orgenealogy.blogspot.com. Oak Run residents may read the blog but only club members can post comments, questions, or answer comments to questions. Oak Run residents interested in researching ancestors are welcome to attend meetings and to join us. The annual membership is $6 and entitles you to get help in finding the missing links in your family tree, to meet others with the genealogy addiction, and to attend the holiday party. Showcase of StarsSaturday, Feb. 16, the talented performers of Oak Run will present Its Love Song Time, at 7 p.m. at Palm Grove. Admission is free and there will be door prizes and 50/50. Performing Arts Company Couples are the norm for in the Performing Arts Company. Take the Schmidts. Dianna has done lobby decoration and has been play program editor, house manager and now is assistant director for The Odd Couple. Art pioneered our sound system assisted by Dianna, served on reading committees and builds our scenery sets. With the Waddells, Patty is our director, also directed Senior Follies, sold dinner theater tickets, did sound work and was stage manager. Jim aids Art Schmidt in building scenery and is chairman of the dinner theatre committee. Then there are the Webers. Shari appears in shows, is our choreographer and is currently selling dinner theatre tables, Hal develops our musical scores and sound effects, does graphics for the show and edits the play program with assists from Shari. In the Winkleman/Noel team, Lou as a script advisor for this play and Linda is in charge of ticket sales as well as current assistant treasurer for our new Performing Arts Company board. The Yaichs Marlena is in the cast and Lou is our stage manager. The Kreiders Bonnie is one of the lead roles and Bob is assisting Lou Yaich in the stage manager job.With Diane and Frank Porterfield, Diane has been the director of 14 of our past plays and assumes a role on stage for this show while Frank is the shows producer and is also a cast member. We are thankful to have these teams dedicating so much time to bring first class plays to Oak Run. Please note the ticket sale dates on the bulletin board in the Orchid Club. Tickets may also be purchased by phone. For the dinner theatre call Shari Weber at 352-854-0116 and for all other shows call Linda Noel at 352-873-9908.Royal Oaks Womens 18 Hole GolfOn Tuesday, Jan. 29, we played a game called Ones.. Only the holes beginning with those letters were used for scores. And the winners were: First flight, 1st place Diana Galla, 2nd place Jan Tennant, 3rd place Joanne Ellis; Second flight: 1st place Lynn Houghton, 2nd place Carol Clark, 3rd place Judy Klein, 4th place tie Roseann Lavacca and Joan OBrien; Third flight: 1st place tie Arlene Klann and Gayle Feeman, 3rd placeGinger Drake. Closest to the pin was Nancy Lefebvre. Nice going, winners! ORWGAHere are the names of the winners of the Jan. 24 Low Net Tournament. Flight A June Dickbernd, Marge Richardson, Sue Marentette; Flight B LaVerne Browand, Annette Carini, Karen Schuelke; Flight C Nancy Reichenbacher, Terri Feeley, Debbie Palmer; Flight D Delma Miller, Sharon Scrivens, Betty Scott. Closest to the pin: LaVerne Browand. Chip-Ins: Mary Hart, Sharon Scrivens. Congratulations to Marti Babb who did not let the frigid winds affect her game. Marti scored a 39 on the front nine at Spruce Creek Preserve during our Jan. 31 low net tournament. Here are the winners listed in their flights in order of finish: Flight A Marti Babb, June Dickbernd, Joan Klier; Flight B LaVerne Browand, Olive Adler, Donna Huffman;. Flight C -Ginny Simons, Nancy Reichenbacher, Carol Devin; Flight D Sharon Scrivens, Delma Miller, Ann Hurr. Closest to the pin: Donna Huffman. Chip In: Kathy OConnell. Royal Oaks Lady NinersOn Jan. 31. we played Ts and Fs and full handicap. Flight A 1st. Diana Schmidt, tied in 2nd. Patty Waddell and Sally Crass. Flight B 1st. Darlene Lamo, tied in 2nd. Eleanor Cerlenko and Vange Bell. Closest to pin on #6 was Diane Dufresne. .Elsa Berbig had a chip in on # 8. This is the last week to sign up for our Sweetheart Scramble. We are looking for a good turn out with lots OAK RUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 28 Sunday, Feb. 10 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. Special evening of music with Weaver familySouthwest Christian Church will be hosting the Weaver family at Feb. 10 at 6 p.m. The gifted family brings Southern Gospel music played on traditional bluegrass instruments. The Weaver family was named Bluegrass Band of the Year, both in 2009 and 2010. The group has received five Songwriter of the Year awards and was recently nominated as Group of the Year Heritage Award by the Artists Music Guild. The public is invited to the concert. Weekly Sunday Services include Sunday School for all ages at 9:30 a.m. and worship at 10:30 a.m. Interim Minister Peter Bunch will be speaking. The church is at 9045 S.W. 60th Ave. For more information call 352-861-9080.Tuesday, Feb. 12 Womans Club to meetThe GFWC Womans Club of Ocala will hold meetings of the Day Group and Evening Group on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at the Elks Club and Lodge, 702 N.E. 25th Ave., Ocala. The Day Group luncheon meeting will begin at 11:45 a.m. and the speaker will be Carol Ely, a member of the Marion County School Board. Cost is $10. Make reservations with Mary at 352-347-3975. The Evening Group will meet for dinner at 6:30 and a program will be presented by Linda DeWolf, an interior designer. Cost is $10. Call Fran at 352-629-7397 or email to ocaladowns@yahoo.com for reservations. All women in the community are invited to club meetings. 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. Thursday, Feb. 14 Jazz bands to performSix jazz bands go head-to-head this Valentines Day (Feb. 14) in the Optimist Club of Ocalas Jazz Band Festival. The event takes place in West Port High Schools Performing Arts Center located at 3733 S.W. 80th Ave. in Ocala at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $3 at the door. Competing high school jazz bands include Belleview, Dunnellon, Forest, Lake Weir, Vanguard, and West Port. This competition prepares players for further competition at the Florida Bandmasters Association Jazz Band Assessment the following week (Feb. 21 at 9 a.m.) also held at West Port. Admission is free to this state-based event where 25 jazz bands from Lake, Marion, and Sumter counties will compete. For more information, call 352-291-4000. Friday, Feb. 15 All church Valentine dinnerThe Forever Young Ministry presents an All Church Valentine Dinner on Friday, Feb. 15, at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $7 per person. Reservations, by phone or at the signup desk, required. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, www.ccomc.org/.The Circle of French FriendsLe Cercle Des Amis Franais meets on the third Friday of every month from 11 a.m. to noon at Marion County Sheriffs Office Community Conference Room, 9048 State Road 200, about mile from Walmart. The club promotes all things French: language, culture and fun. You do not have to be a fluent speaker to join the group. Guests are welcome at any meeting. Call Marie McNeil at 352-509-4940 for more information. The next meeting is Feb. 15. Male Chorus sings at Ocala WestThe Rockingham Male Chorus will present a concert at the Ocala West United Methodist Church on Friday, Feb. 15, at 7 p.m. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St. For more information, call 352-854-9550. The chorus of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia is a group of volunteer musicians from a variety of careers who welcome the opportunity to travel and sing the gospel of Christ. The chorus has given more than 1,000 concerts and performs regularly, September through April, traveling from Pennsylvania to Florida. Ocala West is pleased to have them return for another concert. You will enjoy their smooth, rich, melodic sound. Saturday, Feb. 16 13th annual Horses for Hospice Trail Ride H a i r & N a i l s Hair & Nails 000DZ80 C ALL 237-7020 FOR APPOINTMENT Happy Valentines Day on Feb. 14 with any service Get a 10% Off Coupon on any service in March Purchase Gift Certificate for $20 or mor e GET 10% OFF with any serv ice in Mar ch Cannot be combined with other offers. Must present coupon. 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a timeframe of 31 to 96 months. The project was described as technically feasible, but with significant risks. Plus, it would have had to have been relicensed in 2016 not a certainty, according to Jim Rogers, Duke chairman, president and CEO. We believe the decision to retire the nuclear plant is in the best overall interests of our customers, investors, the state of Florida and our company, Rogers said in a news release. This has been an arduous process of modeling, engineering, analysis and evaluation over many months. The decision was very difficult, but it is the right choice. The Crystal River nuclear plant has been an important part of our generation fleet for three decades, said Alex Glenn, state president of Progress Energy Florida. We are very sensitive to the impact on our employees at the plant and on the Citrus County economy. We are working to place as many employees affected by todays announcement in other positions within the company, and we are committed to working with Citrus County to lessen the effects as much as possible. In addition to job loss, retiring the plant will affect county tax revenues. In a recent letter to Citrus County political leaders, Glenn stated, If the company were to retire CR3, however, this could result in a further reduction to the taxable value of our assets in Citrus County, and a possible reduction of tax payments by an additional $6 million to $9 million. Progress customers will be directly affected, though not immediately with the total future impact on monthly electric bills uncertain. Duke and Nuclear Electric Insurance Limited (NEIL) have resolved the companys claims through mediation. NEIL will pay an additional $530 million along with $305 million it has already paid. Progress customers will eventually benefit from $835 million in insurance proceeds. This will be the largest claim payout in the history of NEIL. The monies we receive will go directly to customers to reduce their electric bills, Rogers said. However, according to a Feb. 5 filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Duke listed the recovery of $1.645 billion it has invested in the plant as one of the financial implications of its decision to retire it. Putting it perspective, Grant said, There is no impact on todays customers bills.Friday, February 8, 2013 ~ 3 www.smcitizen.com 30~ Friday, February 8, 2013 www.smcitizen.com YAY! Were back and raring to go! There is so much happening in our little community we can hardly keep up. New activities have been added, a new board has been elected, and things are moving right along! Social NewsThe Social Committee has been very busy planning new events. On Feb. 10, Jamie Webb will be having a dance show at 2 p.m. Admission is $2 at the door. It will involve young people dancing and performing. On Feb. 16, we will be having our Sweetheart Ball, for friends and partners. The music will be provided by Solid Gold Al Sutphen. This dance will be BYOB -Donation 50/50, serving coffee and dessert. Its $5 at the door. Bring your sweetie or a friend! A series of new events have been planned for the future, so please keep your eyes on the Citizen for new times and dates for fun and entertainment!Pancake BreakfastThe Last Saturday Breakfast for February will be on Feb. 23 at 9 a.m. Tickets will be on sale Wednesday, Feb. 20 at the Clubhouse for $3 each. Marge Simard will also be selling tickets at 352-8739853. The menu for the February meal is egg sausage casserole, melon slice, orange juice and coffee or tea. It will be delicious!!! BowlingBowling on the Spruce Creek North Fun League is a blast! We thrive on friendly competition, lunching after the three games, and cheering on our partners and foes. The League starts at 9 a.m., and goes until just before noon. Lots of people go out for lunch after the mixer is over! Just be ready to cheer the bowlers on, and have a wonderful time doing it!! Line Dancing Every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m., there is line dancing at the Clubhouse. Not only does line dancing provide good exercise, it also helps the brain by forcing it to remember the various steps required to dance. It also improves balance. Guys, its not just for women! There are plenty of fellas that want the exercise, or to hook up with an active gal! Plus its so much fun, we develop lasting friendships and meet new acquaintances!!Ann Brennan is the correspondent for Spruce Creek North. She can be reached at nickevan7@hotmail.com or at 352-342-9466. Spruce Creek North Ann Brennan Social Committee planning events in Spruce Creek North The Recycled Trashy Fashion Show Presented by the OTOW Lions Club 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 Randall White, will be served at 6, 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 e-mail at wendyp1946ad@aol.com. Checks should be made out to the OTOW Lions Club and sent to P.O. Box 772733, Ocala, Florida 34477. Organizations, businesses, and clubs that wish to enter a model as a contestant should contact Lion Joan Greve at 352-854-8314 or via e-mail at kenjoang@yahoo.com a.s.a.p. Those interested in sponsoring 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$5,000; Sapphire-$2,500; Platinum$1,000; Gold-$500, and Silver-$250. Sponsors at these levels will have their ads placed in the event program. Individuals 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!SoftballAmazing things can happen in a softball league, such as the two triple plays in one game. A hard ground ball was batted to third baseman Sweet Lou, tagging the base at third then throwing the ball to Gary at second, who then threw over to Slim (Bill) at first base. The unexpected second triple play came innings later with the same rotation of players. In another game, we saw right fielder Nick make an amazing backhanded catch to get the last out of the inning, stopping the opposing team from getting any runs. Last month it was all about the Dr. Dunn and Overhauser teams maintaining first place, but, oh, how things have changed! Both teams have gotten into a slump, with the Dr., Dunn Team now sharing last place and Overhauser not far from getting there. Meanwhile, the Wise Way Team has come to life and pulled themselves up into a first place tie with the Cebert Wealth Team. The Great Clips Team continues to struggle and hopes to pull out of the cellar soon. The team just cant seem to muster continuous wins, although they have shown some improvement. Tee Pee Tire, the once teamtobeat, hit bottom, but with a new addition to the team, they may be coming back strong. Yes, amazing things do happen in this league and members want to encourage more and more spectators to come out and cheer us on! Team W L 5-Cebert Wealth-Bill 15-9 3-Wiseway-Jimmy 15-9 1-Dr. Dunn-Kenny 11-13 4-Tee Pee Tire-Tom 11-13 6-Overholser-Roger 10-14 2-Great Clips-Paul 10-14Hoofin It and Golf Tournament for charities and more from Bob WoodsThere are two events about to take place within our community and that is Hoofin it for Hospice and a golf tournament benefiting Hospice and OTOWs Lions Club Canine Companions for Independence. Hoofin it for Hospice will take place this coming Saturday (Feb. 9) starting at 8 a.m. at the downstairs level of the Health & Recreation Building. This is a two mile walk at your own pace rain or shine. All donations will be collected at that time. Contact for this event is Karen Benson, Phone 352-304-8658. The first golf tournament inside a tournament will take place Friday, March 22 at the OTOW Candler Hills Golf Club. All eligible golfers can participate. A total of 128 players can participate in this event. There will be a putting contest along with a raffle prior to the shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. Following the tournament a luau buffet will be available where awards and prizes will be presented. Anyone shooting a hole in one at any hole will receive a three-year Cadillac lease sponsored by Sullivan Cadillac. All proceeds will be equally donated to the above charities. Contact Emil Russo for details and reservations at 1-888-299-0599 Ext 104. In additional news from Bob Woods, he has stated that he has a few cabins remaining on two Royal Caribbean cruises for this year. The first cruise departs Port Canaveral on May 20 for a 4night, 5-day voyage on board the Enchantment of the Seas heading for the cruise lines private island of Coco Cay and then onto Nassau. Prices for this cruise include taxes and port charges, bus and drivers tips along with porters tips at the pier. There is a $50 shipboard credit per cabin. The second cruise is departing OTOW on Dec. 7 for a flight to San Juan, Puerto Rico to board the Jewel of the Seas for a 7-night, 8-day voyage stopping at St. Thomas, St. Croix, Antigua, Martinique, and St. Lucia before returning to San Juan and then the flight back to Orlando. Booking this cruise is for the cruise only as air fare has not been published as yet and wont be available until sometime in June. Now is the time to book this cruise. If transportation prices come in to expensive, then one can cancel and receive a complete refund up to final payment. By booking now you insure the group price and become a member of the group. The cruise lines can pull cabins back from the travel agent and those waiting could lose the group status, not including higher prices but a $50 shipboard credit per cabin. Details and cabin prices can be downloaded on Bobs website at www.bobwoodsontheroadagain.com. Or feel free to call Bob at 352-854-0702. Eloise Hollyfield can be reached at ejh2025@gmail.com. Charity activities, softball, travel keep OTOW busy OTOW Happenings Eloise Hollyfield Book saleMarion County libraries held a book sale last Saturday. These shoppers at the Freedom Public Library compare notes on what they purchased.PHOTO BY RON RATNER NUCLEARCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Friday, Feb. 8 Life Line Screening availableLife Line Screening is a mission to make people aware of unrecognized health problems and encourage them to seek follow-up care with their personal physician. The leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings in the United States, sponsored by Ocala Regional Medical Center and West Marion Community Hospital, will be available on Friday, Feb. 8. Pre-registration is required and a fee is charged. Call 1-800-324-1851 for information and registration. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, www.ccomc.org/.Two-day performance at West PortThe Marion County Center for the Arts at West Port High School will present A Taste of Broadway, a musical theater revue, on Friday, Feb. 8 and Saturday, Feb. 9 at 6:30 p.m. The cabaret style show is performed in the West Port High School Performing Arts Center, 3733 S.W. 80th Ave. in Ocala. Tickets are $7 and include dessert and a beverage. Seating is limited. Tickets may be purchased at www.westportwolfpack.orgSaturday, Feb. 9 Ocala West men to serve breakfastOcala West United Methodist Church will host an all-you-can-eat breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the church, 9330 S.W. 105th St., Ocala. Cost is $3 for children, $5 for adults and $20 per family.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 352-237-4633.Manatee Button Collectors to meetThe Manatee Button Collectors Club meets the second Saturday of each month at the Marion Oaks Community Center Clubhouse at 9:30 a.m. For more information, please call Jim Bergmann at 352-727-1241 or Dwight or Laura Stoffel at 352-787-5945Countryside Country FaireThe Countryside Country Faire will take place Saturday, Feb. 9, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. There will be a white elephant sale with tools, linen, clothing, jewelry, purses, books, videos, CDs, holiday decorations, toys, games, puzzles and a homemade bake sale. Refreshments will be available. For information, call 352-237-4633.Sunday, Feb. 10 Friendship Fellowship SundayOn Sunday, Feb. 10, join the members and friends of Christs Church for the after worship service Friendship Fellowship Pot Luck Luncheon. This month we celebrate Foods We LOVE. Bring an entree, salad or dessert, connect with others and meet new friends. Christs Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, www.ccomc.org/. 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, UF. For information, call 352-867-1340. Community calendar 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 HOLIDAY HOURS: MON.-FRI. 10-5 SAT. 10-2 HOLIDAY HOURS: MON.-FRI. 10-5 SAT. 10-2 Readers Choice Winner Jewelry Store 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 www.jandjjewelersocala.com B ATTERIES $ 8 00 + tax Valentines Day Sale 10-40% OFF STOREWIDE 000DVM3 All repairs done on premises. Free Style with Free Style with Color & Cut Color & Cut Hair Cut Hair Cut & Style & Style $ 61 $ 61 $ 19 $ 19 8296 SW 103rd St. Rd. 352-237-3676 Monday Friday 9-5, Saturday 9-4 Walk-Ins Welcome Millennium Hair Salon A Certified Goldwell Color Salon Must present coupon. Expires 2/14/13 000DZBM Must present coupon. Expires 2/14/13 Get Ready For Ge t R e a d y F o r V A L E N T I N E S D A Y V A L E NTI NE S D A Y $ 5 0 0 O F F $ 5 00 OF F A n y N a i l S e r v i c e Any N ail S e r v i c e Must present coupon. Expires 2/14/13 000DR7N

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White Elephant, Clothing, Linen, Jewelry, Tools, Toys, Crafts, Books, CDs, Holiday Goods, Bake Sale & other items, Cafe. MOVING SALE EVERYTHING MUST GO! (352)220-1440 Bermuda Hay 50lbs $6 Never been rained on 795-1906 586-1906 SHAMROCK FARM, CR V ACA TION INCAPTIV A ISLANDCondo At South Sea Resort. Reasonable (352) 873-8648 PUBLISHERS NOTICE:All real est ate advertising in this newsp aper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limit ation or discrimination based on race, color religion, sex, handicap, familial st atus or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limit ation or discrimination. Familial st atus includes children under the age of 18 living with p arent s or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newsp aper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real est ate which is in violation of the law Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newsp aper are available on an equal opportunity basis. T o complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing imp aired is 1-800-927-9275. Simply advertise in the Classifieds and get results quickly!How T o Make Y our Car Disappear ... CALL TOLL FREE1-8 7 7-6 7 6-1 40 3www .smcitizen.com ASSIST SENIORSW e pr ovide non-medical companionship and home help for seniors. Day, weekend and overnight shifts available. Join our special team of CAREGivers today.352-622-5936Lic. #HCS229393 PRO SHOP ATTENDANTwith light Bookkeeping Part-time position 3-4 days a week, to work in the pro shop and also assist the bookkeeper. Candidate should possess excellent customer service skills and computer skills. Please call 854-6557 for more information or apply at Oak Run Country Club Human Resource Dep artment EEO/DFWP ROY AL OAKS COUNTR Y CLUB PT Evening Server3pm to closing for 3/4 Exp only For more info call 352-854-6557 X13 EEO/DFWP DUDLEYS AUCTION FIVE AUCTIONSThursday 2/7 Est ate Adventure AUCTION 3pm out 6pm in: great selection of quality furniture, household, Antiques & collectibles. Always a great variety of value & fun Friday 2/8 REAL EST A TE all SOLD ABSOLUTE Black Diamond Lot Preview: 10:30 Auction: 1 1am Lot 3700 North T reyburn Path Lecanto, Fl great opportunity Hernando MH w/ LAKEVIEW Prev 12:30pm Auction 1:303755 N Roscoe Rd, 2/2 dblwide move in ready Floral City 1 Acre W ithalapopka Isle Pv 2:30 Auction 3:301 1572 E Head Ct p artially cleared w/old well & power pole. Saturday 2/9 REAL EST A TE & CONTENTS MH on 1/5 acres Lecanto, Prev: 8am Auction: 9am Real Est ate:10am 5316 S Destin Pt many updates, sep garage, barn, shop, lot s of extras. PP inc. 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Say this prayer for 3 consecutive days and then you must publish and it will be granted to you. M.S. INSIDE SALESREPRESENT A TIVECitrus Publishing Citrus County, Fl Job Summary This position is designed to increase our market share of retail and classified display advertising in all of Citrus Publishings products. The position will consist of receiving incoming calls and making outbound service/cold calls. The position will also handle walk-in advertisers from our Meadowcrest office. Essential Functions Answering incoming calls for our Retail and Classified display ads Facilitating the display advertising needs of walk in customers Making outbound service calls to existing accounts Develop new customers through prospecting and cold calling Develop new opportunities for advertisers to do business with Citrus Publishing, Inc, Consistently meet or exceed monthly and annual sales goals Increase Citrus Publishings Market share through the development of on-line advertising revenue Communicate effectively orally and in writing with customers and coworkers Problem solving, analytical abilities and interpersonal skills required Maintain score cards on progress toward established goals Perform daily functions with a minimal amount of direction Minimum Qualifications at least two years of sales experience; advertising experience preferred Demonstrate persuasiveness and/or sales abilities Proper business attire Professional telephone presence Ability to work well in a team environment Administrative This is a 40 hour a week position Send r esume to djkamlot@chr onicleonline.com Deadline for applications is Feb.12, 2013Drug Screen Required for Final Applicant. Equal Opportunity Employer Bookmark Pat Wellington A detective who does it the old-fashioned wayKINSEY AND ME By Sue Grafton Loyal Grafton fans who like hanging out with her protagonist Kinsey Milhone will find much to like in this collection of short stories and essays. Its also a great intro for those new to Grafton. Beginning with the first of her alphabet series A is for Alibi, Grafton decided to freeze her protagonist in the 80s, freeing her sleuth from annoying cell phones, computers with Internet access, and DNA and forcing her to perform old-fashioned detective work, which means she spends the lions share of her time knocking on doors, checking out the library, and making use of a friend at the Department of Motor Vehicles. She also kept Kinsey relatively young and therefore energetic by allowing her to age only one year every two books. The stories are little more than vignettes of between 22 and 30 pages so theyre contrived but no less entertaining for it. And even in a short story, the author tells us, there has to be the nature of the crime and three viable suspects (persons of interest today). Naturally, a cold trail has to heat up quickly. On the penultimate page Kinsey usually sees the light and signals to us that shes solved the mystery: If Id had any doubts about his guilt, they vanished when we locked eyes. The tone changes at the last third of the book where Grafton describes her relationship with her two alcoholic parents, her father a mystery writer: One of the benefits of growing up as a child of two alcoholics was my lack of supervision. Every morning my father downed two jiggers of whiskey and went to his office. I lived in an atmosphere of apparent permissiveness. I read anything I liked, roamed the city at will, rode the bus lines from end to end, and played out intense melodrama with the other kids in the neighborhood. Despite the good face she puts on raising herself, theres little question that it was no picnic. Nor was being a mother to her mother at the end and being helpless to stop medical technology from saving a woman ready to die. Some readers may prefer stopping with the stories. When it comes to supporting her family, raising healthy educated children, and improving lives in her community, who is better at it than a mother who has attended and finished school herself. However, in some developing countries the lack of simple hygiene resources leads to high drop-out rates for girls. To help girls stay in school, volunteers from Timber Ridge Community Church of Ocala (10260 S.W. 110th St.) are volunteering their time and sewing skills creating much needed hygiene kits. Using guidelines from Days For Girls International website, with a goal of 100 kits and a four week deadline, they have cut, sewn, assembled and packed into hand-sewn drawstring bags 100 completed kits. In February all 100 kits are being taken to Uganda by church member and Days For Girls International volunteer Linda Rescorl. In Uganda 100 school girls will attend health classes provided by Days For Girls team members and each will receive their very own kit provided by these volunteers at the church. To learn about Timber Ridge Community Church go to www.enjoyocala.com or to www.daysforgirls.org for Days For Girls International. Local church helping girls in Uganda Pictured from left at Timber Ridge Community Church are Theresa Zimmerman, Nanette Franklin, Lucy Slevin, Alice Edge, Wanda Hair, Kathy VadeBoncoeur, Linda Rescorl, and Betty Espey. Not pictured: Pat McGlynn, LuAnn Ackley, Kate Lees, Jean Williamson, Karen Cavenaugh, LouAnn Lerch, Jennie Brown, and Richard Lake. A 71-year-old Ocala man was accused of DUI after being stopped at Palm Cays entrance off State Road 200. Arthur William Prevoost of Southwest 78th Court told the deputy he had just come from the VFW and was headed home. He reportedly failed the field sobriety test, and his breath registered at 0.159 and 0.158. The legal limit is 0.08. Erik Joseph Minner, 21, of Southwest 80th Court Road, was accused of DUI and possession of marijuana less than 20 grams Jason Bruce Anderson, 38, of Southwest 121st Avenue, Dunnellon, was accused of possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia and DUI. Recent Corridor arrests 000DY6L miSound Technology so transparent youll forget you are hearing through a hearing instrument. New micon fitting offers the most natural sound possible. miFocus This new 48-channel twin mic system makes hearing effortless again. Hear speech clearer than ever before. MiGuide Customized sound with automatic situation detection, it will learn your sound preferences and adjust them automatically! 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BRIEFS Sheriff Blair scheduled at Coalition meetingThe State Road 200 Coalition will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, Feb. 11, at the Collins Health Resource Center, Building 300, Suite 303, TimberRidge Medical Park, on Southwest 110th Street off State Road 200 in Ocala. The meeting begins at 1 p.m. with refreshments available at 12:30. Newly elected Sheriff Chris Blair is scheduled to speak. The meeting is open to the public.Jazz bands plan show at West PortJazz Bands from five Marion County high schools perform this Valentines Day (Feb. 14) in the Optimist Club of Ocalas Jazz Band Festival. The event takes place at 6 p.m. inside West Port High Schools Performing Arts Center located at 3733 S.W. 80th Ave. in Ocala. Tickets are $3 at the door. Participating high school jazz bands include Belleview, Forest, Lake Weir, Vanguard, and West Port. This event prepares student performers for further evaluations at the Florida Bandmasters Association jazz band assessment on Feb. 21 at 9 a.m. at Lake Sumter Community College. For more information, call Scotty Vance at 2914030. INSIDE INDEX Bookmark................................2 Cherrywood.........................16 Classifieds.............................31 Oak Run.................................28 Opinion/Letters.....................8 OTOW.....................................30 Out to Pastor........................13 Pun Alley...............................25 Puzzles...................................27 Spruce Creek North...........30 Page 30 A new columnist, Ann Brennan, writes of Spruce Creek North starting today.SPRUCE CREEK NORTH RETURNSCitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & BusinessesFRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2013 VOLUME 17 NUMBER 37 www.smcitizen.com32~ Friday, February 8, 2013 www.smcitizen.com BY PAT FAHERTY Citrus County ChronicleFacing costly lengthy repairs, Duke Energy parent company of Progress Energy Florida has announced it will retire the Crystal River nuclear plant. Retirement raises issues of job loss, reduced tax revenue, customer electricity bills, storing spent nuclear fuel, replacement power, the fate of related facilities, environmental and regulatory issues. Progress Energy serves portions of Southwest Marion County. The nuclear unit began operation in 1977. The plant known as CR3 has been shut down since 2009, predating the Progress-Duke merger. It has approximately 600 full-time employees, 200 longterm contract workers and another 400 short-term contract workers associated with the plant. The companys four coal plants, which employ about 300, will continue to operate at the energy complex. Two of those plants, however, are scheduled to be phased out in the near future. Fixing CR3 could have cost $1.49 billion to $3.43 billion with Nuclear plant will be retired Rally for Life PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKThe annual Ocala Rally for Life took place Saturday, Feb. 2, at Queen of Peace Catholic Church on State Road 200 after being moved from downtown. Above left, the Knights of Columbus presented the colors, and above right, Father Patrick J. ODoherty opened with the Prayer of St. Francis. For more photos, please go to www.smcitizen.com. Marion County Fire Rescue (MCFR) firefighter/paramedic Winfield Scott Hancock III resigned last week after being charged by the Marion County Sheriffs Office with grand theft and possession of a controlled substance. Thursday afternoon, while on duty, Hancock, who worked out of Station 28 in Rolling Greens, allegedly took medication belonging to a patient. A colleague thought Hancocks behavior at the scene seemed suspicious and contacted MCFR senior staff. They in turn notified law enforcement, who immediately conducted an investigation that resulted in Hancocks arrest. MCFR crew members handle medications and controlled substances on a daily basis and are held to the highest level of professional conduct in this and all other aspects of their jobs. As such, medications stored in the ambulances are inventoried each day and immediate, detailed reporting is required every time a controlled substance is administered to a patient. Hancock was hired in April of 2004 and has no prior record of employee misconduct. County firefighter/paramedic arrested The Four Chaplains The Four Chaplains were Lt. George L. Fox, Methodist; Lt. Alexander Goode, Jewish; Lt. Clark V. Poling, Dutch Reformed; and Lt. John P. Washington, Roman Catholic. They were on board the USAT Dorchester, which was torpedoed and sunk on Feb. 3, 1943. They willingly gave their life vests to members of the crew, and all four died. More photos can be found on www.smcitizen.com The guest speaker was Chaplain (Capt.) Stanley Beach, U.S. Navy retired. PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKThe Four Chaplains pictures were on display at Veterans Memorial Park on Feb. 3. Below, the crowd honors America during the singing of the National Anthem. PLEASESEENUCLEAR, PAGE3 000DXIZ