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Title: South Marion citizen
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Place of Publication: Ocala, Florida
Publication Date: 02-15-2013
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BRIEFS The development review and building permitting processes are about to become easier for those interested in developing land and property in Marion County. On Feb. 5, county staff announced the launch of ePlans, a new online plans review service designed to bring building permit and development review applicants significant time and money savings. Applicants may now submit plans and supporting materials (not to exceed 24 inches wide by 36 inches tall) for review online by visiting www.marioncountyfl.org/ eplans.htm. To send materials, applicants must first create an online account. Staff from various departments will then be able to simultaneously review and provide comments for the uploaded documents, allowing applicants to track their progress and resubmit individual plan sheets as needed without having to reproduce full plan sets. This new service could help save our Building Safety and Development Review customers anywhere from $500-1,000 per project by not having to produce numerous hard copy plan sets, said County Engineer and Assistant County Administrator Mounir Bouyounes. It will also save the applicants valuable time by allowing them to submit materials directly from their office desks. County staff will continue to accept hard-copy submittals. For more information about ePlans, please call Building Services at 352-438-2400 or Development Review at 352-671-8686. INDEX Bookmark..............................31 Cherrywood.........................18 Judis Journal.......................13 Marion Landing..................21 Oak Run.................................24 OTOW.....................................15 Out to Pastor........................11 Paws and Claws..................27 Pun Alley...............................33 Puzzles...................................28CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & Businesses FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2013 VOLUME 17 NUMBER 38 www.smcitizen.com The Walmart Foundation has joined with Goodwill Industries International, National Disability Institute and United Way Worldwide to launch the MyFreeTaxes Partnership, offering free federal and state tax preparation and filing services both online and in person to eligible Americans in Marion County and across the country. MyFreeTaxes national and local partners will also provide taxpayers with eligibility information about the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and other tax credits to help them keep more of what they earn. For eligible taxpayers earning $57,000 or less per year, the Walmart Foundations $4.16 million grant in support of the MyFreeTaxes Partnership will: Provide free federal and state tax preparation and filing assistance for qualified individuals; Offer eligible consumers two main ways to file: Online at www.MyFreeTaxes.com/marioncountyfl for individuals and families with combined incomes of $57,000 or less. MyFreeTaxes.com tax filing software is provided by H&R Block; In person at: United Way led by communitybased Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) efforts for individuals and families; Deliver phone and online assistance for taxpayers using MyFreeTaxes. Taxpayers can: Contact United Way of Marion County at 7329696 or visit www.uwmc.org Call 1-855-My-Tx-Help for questions about MyFreeTaxes.com; MyFreeTaxes is expected to help return an estimated $1.95 billion this year in total tax refunds, credits and tax preparation fee savings to eligible taxpayers. Since 2009, MyFreeTaxes has helped more than 4.5 million families file free tax returns, resulting in nearly $6 billion in federal income tax refunds, nearly $1.5 billion in Earned Income Tax Credits and more than $913 million in tax preparer fee savings. MyFreeTaxes has also helped more than 610,000 taxpayers with disabilities file their returns. In this difficult economic climate, every dollar counts. Each year, millions of Americans pay hundreds of dollars to file their taxes, without knowing they may be eligible for free filing. In addition, millions of Americans may not receive their maximum tax refund because they arent aware of the tax credits for which they may be eligible, said Michelle Gilliard, senior director of the Walmart Foundation. To help ease the financial burden of the tax preparation process and make sure individuals and families receive their full tax refund, the Walmart Foundation is pleased to partner with leading nonprofits to offer MyFreeTaxes, a completely free tax-filing service. Eligible taxpayers earning $57,000 or less per year in Marion County can access MyFreeTaxes federal and state tax preparation and filing services: Online at www.myfreetaxes.com/marioncountyfl In person at the following locations in the community with the assistance of IRS-certified volunteers: United Way of Marion County 1401 NE 2nd St. Ocala Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Call 2-1-1 to make an appointment. 36 ~ Friday, February 15, 2013 www.smcitizen.com My Free Taxes service launched in Marion PHOTO BY JIM CLARKSheriff Chris Blair speaks to the State Road 200 Coalition. Sheriff pays visit to 200 Coalition BY JIM CLARK Editor Making his first appearance before the State Road 200 Coalition since a campaign stop last year, Sheriff Chris Blair gave members an overview of his plans and what he has accomplished so far after taking office on Jan. 8. Blair reiterated a campaign pledge, saying that the Sheriffs Office was top heavy, and that his job was to lower the administrator percentage and put more boots on the ground. He added, Our job is to keep you safe. He said he was adding a warrant unit in the near future, and that those deputies would be dedicated to serving warrants. Blair said that now the road deputies might recognize someone who has a warrant out or might get notified of one, for instance, at a traffic stop, but there is no one dedicated to serving warrants. He also spoke of starting a street crimes unit who would patrol in areas where there is high crime activity. He said it would be a fiveman unit with a sergeant. Blair indicated that new software will help deputies see where current activity is, makPLEASESEESHERIFF PAGE3 The Marion County Board of County Commissioners voted 5-0 last week to approve a more than $1 million incentives package for FedEx Ground Package System Inc. (a subsidiary of FedEx Corp.) FedEx is proposing to construct a 383,161 square-feet building to house a hub facility on a 150-acre tract in the Ocala/Marion County Commerce Park. Through the package, the county is waiving future transportation impact fees of $579,722, paying up to $400,000 toward the relocation of an existing natural gas transmission line and providing a matching grant (with the city of Ocala) of $99,000 on behalf of the company to the state of Florida for participation in Floridas Qualified Target Industry Tax Refund Grant Program. As part of the agreement, FedEx agrees to create a minimum of 165 full-time equivalent positions within three years with an average annual salary of $31,536. The capital investment by FedEx for this project would be up to $122.9 million. If all moves forward as proposed, the project would be completed and operational in 2016. County and economic development officials believe this development by FedEx, a Fortune 100 company, promises to act as a major catalyst to attract other significant companies to the commerce park. Its an exciting day for Marion County, a historic day, said County Commission Chairman Kathy Bryant. The jobs and capital investment will benefit our community for years to come. Commissioner Stan McClain noted FedExs established reputation. Their brand is as large as any known in the world, McClain said. This is a beginning of great things to come and will continue to pay dividends long after we are gone. Marion County entered a commerce park project agreement with the city of Ocala and Ocala 489 LLC in 2011 to stimulate the local economy and spur local job growth. County approves incentives to attract FedEx facility Permit process eased *See sales person for details. Pictures for illustration purposes only. All prices and payments are with $1,000 cash or trade equity plus tax, tag, and $495 administration fee. Payments are for 75 months at 3.75% with approved credit. Go to AutoMaxocala.com for details. Offers cannot be combined. 000DXHA 1918 SW 17th St. AutoMaxOcala.com 352-401-0808 visit www. Auto Max Ocala.com to see all of your specials! 11 CADILLAC CTS SEDAN M1173 ONLY 18K MILES $24,680 . $369 MO 10 CADILLAC SRX M1175 MOONROOF, LOW MILES $ 3 9 9 MO. $ 399 Auto Max Price $26,880 12 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY M1181 LEATHER, DVD, LOADED $ 2 9 9 MO. $ 299 Auto Max Price $19,980 12 CHRYSLER 200 M1082 SHARP CAR . . . . $12,880 $195 MO 12 GMC TERRAIN M1155 32 MPG, NICE SUV $ 3 1 5 MO. $ 315 Auto Max Price $20,880 12 GMC SIERRA 1500 M1177 DENALI, AWD, 6.2L, LOADED $36,880 . $549 MO 12 INFINITI G37 SEDAN M1229 LUXURY PKG, MOONROOF $ 3 8 9 MO. $ 389 12 KIA OPTIMA M1099 LX, HIGH MPG Auto Max Price $16,880 12 KIA SORENTO M1127 V6, 3RD ROW . $19,880 $299 MO 12 KIA SOUL M1084 . . . . . . . . $14,880 $225 MO $ 2 5 5 MO. $ 255 10 MERCEDES GLK-CLASS M1207 NAVI, PANORAMIC ROOF, LOADED $ 4 1 9 MO. $ 419 Auto Max Price $27,880 09 MERCEDES-BENZ C-CLASS M1096 MOONROOF, LOW MILES . $21,880 . $329 MO As Low as APR 1 a t at 1 for up to 60 months on any 2009 or newer vehicle at the sale when you purchase with a Campus Pre-App roved Loan Draft 12 CHEVROLET IMPALA M1195 LT, GREAT MPG . . . $13,380 $199 MO 12 CHEVROLET MALIBU M967 LT, LOW MILES . . . . $14,480 $219 MO 12 CHEVROLET SONIC M1120 GREAT MPG . . . . . $12,880 $195 MO 12 CHEVROLET COLORADO M1153 CREW, LT . . . $17,880 $269 MO 12 CHEVROLET TAHOE LT LOADED . . . . . . . $29,980 $449 MO 12 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN LT LOADED . . . . . $20,980 $315 MO 12 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE M1129 LT, ROOMY, GREAT MPG . . $21,880 $329 MO 12 CHEVROLET SILVERADO M1194 LT, V8, EXT CAB $ 3 1 5 MO. $ 315 Auto Max Price $20,880 12 DODGE CHARGER M1183 SHARP CAR . . . $17,880 $269 MO 12 DODGE GRAND CARAVA N M959 SXT, PWR DOORS $15,880 $239 MO 12 DODGE JOURNEY M1186 SXT . . . . . . $17,880 $269 MO 11 HONDA PILOT M1174 EX, SHARP 12 HYUNDAI GENESIS M1223 PEARL WHITE, TAN LEATHER $ 359 MO. 12 HYUNDAI ACCENT M1115 GLS, AUTO . . . . $11,880 $219 MO 12 HYUNDAI ELANTRA M1102 GLS, AUTO . . . $13,880 $209 MO 12 HYUNDAI SANTA FE M1218 GLS . . . . . $17,880 $269 MO 12 HYUNDAI SONATA M1228 GLS, AUTO . . . $14,880 $225 MO 12 HYUNDAI VELOSTER M1046 SPORTY CAR 7K MILES $17,880 $269 MO 10 HYUNDAI VERACRUZ M1162A ONLY 26K MILES $17,880 $269 MO 12 NISSAN ARMADA M1172 SV, 3RD ROW . . . . . $25,880 . $389 MO 12 NISSAN FRONTIER M1166 SV, CREW CAB . . . . $19,680 . $299 MO 12 NISSAN QUEST M1005 ALL NEW BODY STYLE . . . $17,880 . $269 MO 12 NISSAN ROGUE M1061 . . . . . . . . . . . $16,880 . $255 MO 12 NISSAN SENTRA M1199 PWR . . . . . . . . . $12,880 . $195 MO 11 NISSAN VERSA M1191 . . . . . . . . . . . . $9,880 . $149 MO 12 NISSAN ALTIMA M1142 S, NICE CAR $ 2 2 5 MO. $ 225 Auto Max Price $14,880 12 TOYOTA AVALON M1123 LIMITED, PEARL WHITE . . $23,880 . $359 MO 12 TOYOTA YARIS M1069 GREAT MPG . . . . . . . $11,480 . $169 MO 12 TOYOTA RAV4 M1086 . . . . . . . . . . . . $17,880 . $269 MO 12 TOYOTA SIENNA M1170 . . . . . . . . . . . $21,480 . $325 MO 11 TOYOTA TACOMA M1205 CREW CAB, LEATHER . . . $23,440 . $355 MO 11 TOYOTA TUNDRA 2WD M988A . . . . . . . . $15,880 . $239 MO 11 TOYOTA VENZA M1179 NICE SUV, 20 WHEELS . . . $18,880 . $285 MO 12 TOYOTA CAMRY M1189 LE $ 2 3 9 MO. $ 239 Auto Max Price $15,880 11 FORD FIESTA M1160 . . . . . . . . . . . . $11,880 $219 MO 12 FORD FOCUS M1128 SEL, NICE CAR . . . . . . $13,880 $215 MO 12 FORD FUSION M1070 . . . . . . . . . . . . $14,880 $225 MO 12 FORD EDGE M978 SEL MUST SEE . . . . . . . $20,880 $315 MO 12 FORD ESCAPE M1042 ONLY 16K MILES, VERY CLEAN $17,880 $269 MO 11 FORD EXPEDITION M1092 XLT, V8, 3RD ROW . . . $24,880 $375 MO 12 FORD EXPLORER M1164 LEATHER, VERY SHARP . . $27,880 $419 MO 12 FORD F-150 M996 . . . . . . . . . . . . . $21,880 $329 MO 12 FORD MUSTANG M1116 LEATHER, LOADED $ 2 5 5 MO. $ 255 Auto Max Price $16,880 12 DODGE DURANGO M1216 CREW, SHARP $ 3 4 5 MO. $ 345 Auto Max Price $19,480 12 VOLKSWAGEN CC M1041 LEATHER Auto Max Price $23,880 10 HONDA CIVIC CPE M1225 GREAT MPG . . . . . . . $12,880 . $195 MO 10 HONDA ACCORD LX, GREAT CAR . . . . . . . . . $14,880 . $225 MO $ 359 MO. 12 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA M1088 SE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $13,880 . . . . $209 MO 12 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT M1009 MUST SEE, GREAT DEAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . $14,880 . . . . $225 MO $ 2 9 9 MO. $ 299 Auto Max Price $23,880 Auto Max Price $22,880 12 MAZDA MAZDA6, M861 WARRANTY, SPORTY . . . . $12,280 . $185 MO 11 HYUNDAI ACCENT, M922 GREAT ON GAS . . . . . . $8,990 . $135 MO 07 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE, M740A SPORTY . . . . . . . $5,880 03 DODGE RAM 1500, M745C LOCAL TRADE . . . . . . $5,880 12 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN, M959 LOADED . . . $15,330 . $229 MO 12 CHEVROLET MALIBU, M967 LT, LOW MILES . . . . $13,589 . $209 MO 12 FORD EDGE, M978 SEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . $21,250 . $319 MO 11 DODGE 1500, M993 HEMI, 11K MILES . . . . . . . $16,250 . $245 MO 12 FORD F-150, M995 V8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $20,345 . $299 MO 12 FORD F-150, M996 V6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $20,950 . $315 MO 10 LINCOLN MKZ, M934B SHARP, LOCAL TRADE . . . . $16,220 . $244 MO 12 NISSAN QUEST, M1005 ALL NEW BODY STYLE . . . $17,150 . $259 MO 08 VOLVO C70, M1015 LOW MILES, CONV, LOADED . . . $21,850 . $319 MO 11 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN, M1026 20 WHEELS . . $29,980 . $449 MO 07 HONDA FIT, M965A GREAT ON GAS . . . . . . . . . $6,880 11 MITSUBISHI GALANT, M1040 A LOT OF CAR . . . . $10,450 . $159 MO 12 FORD ESCAPE, M1042 LIMITED . . . . . . . . . . $17,420 . $259 MO 12 HYUNDAI VELOSTER, M1046 AUTO, SPORTY . . . $17,250 . $259 MO 09 FORD F-150, M1052 LOCAL TRADE . . . . . . . . . $13,220 12 HYUNDAI SONATA, M1053 LIMITED, TURBO, LOADED . $21,110 . $314 MO 11 FORD F-150, M1056 PLATINUM, EVERY OPTION . . . $36,240 12 NISSAN ROGUE, M1061 S MODEL . . . . . . . . . $15,880 . $239 MO 05 FORD F-150, M858A SHARP TRUCK . . . . . . . . . $6,880 10 FORD EDGE, M987B LEATHER, 28K MILES . . . . . $15,580 . $239 MO 12 TOYOTA YARIS, M1069 AUTO . . . . . . . . . . $10,880 . $164 MO 12 FORD FUSION, M1070 SEL NICE CAR . . . . . . . $13,880 . $209 MO 08 SUZUKI XL7, M1079 3RD ROW, LEATHER, 48K MILES . $12,450 10 NISSAN 370Z, M946A LOW MILES, BLACK, SHARP . . $23,880 . $359 MO 12 CHRYSLER 200, M1082 GREAT DEAL . . . . . . . $12,880 . $195 MO 12 KIA SOUL, M1084 PLUS MODEL . . . . . . . . . . $13,880 . $209 MO 05 FORD EXPEDITION, M848A EDDIE BAUER . . . . . $5,560 05 CHEVROLET TRUCK COLORADO, M885A EXT CAB $9,660 12 TOYOTA RAV4, M1086 GREAT DEAL . . . . . . . . $17,880 . $269 MO 12 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA, M1088 SE, NICE SPORTY . . $12,880 . $195 MO MORE GREAT DEALS! Auto Max Price $25,880

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Friday, February 15, 2013 ~ 3 www.smcitizen.com 34 ~ Friday, February 15, 2013 www.smcitizen.com It was a tall order for the IHOP chain to serve countless free short stacks of buttermilk pancakes on Feb. 5. At the State Road 200 restaurant, young ladies asked patrons for donations. By donating at least $5 to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, guests were given $5 discount coupons toward their next visit. This is the 8th year IHOP has offered this all-day deal. There was also a clown group there to do face painting on patrons tp help celebrate National Pancake Day. This restaurant has posted a notice at the door announcing that it raised $569 for the Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals. The national goal is $3 million so this will be added to the amount donated across the country. Here are some scenes. Pancake Day Photos by Mike Roppel ing it easier to supply backup and other services. Its called direct patrol, he told the crowd. Going along with that he said that the communications center would end what he called blind dispatch so that others can hear where the deputies are going. The sheriff said he is starting a Citizens Academy to allow people to become more aware of the activities of the office. He plans two sessions, one at Master the Possibilities at On Top of the World and the other at the Sheriffs Office. He drew an immediate, and expected, reaction when he mentioned panhandlers. He talked about other counties that have ordinances that have been upheld, and specifically mentioned Polk County (Lakeland and Winter Haven area). He said he is working with Kathy Bryant, County Commission chair, to pull an ordinance together that will withstand a court challenge. He said he is bringing in retirees to look at the whole Sheriffs Office to see what we can do to make it better. Blair is starting a program where deputies who are military veterans will wear ribbons with that designation. When the subject of gun control came up, he commented, I took an oath to support and defend the Constitution. I own a lot of guns. I dont want anyone taking my guns. That statement drew applause from the crowd. The sheriff said he is a big believer in volunteers. He said there are some working on cold cases. He also praised the addition of a DNA screening lab, where results can be obtained in eight to 12 days. The turnaround at other labs and agencies would be a lot longer. SHERIFF CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Pearson Nissan grand opening Pearson Nissan, 2060 S.W. College Road, recently held a grand opening ceremony at its new site. The dealership can be reached at 352-622-4111 or toll free at 1-800-342-3008. Frank Pearson, owner, left, with Ted Lindsay, general manager. PHOTOS BY RON RATNERAbove, the outside of the new building. 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Friday, February 15, 2013 ~ 33 www.smcitizen.com TO ADVERTISE Call 854-3986 ADVERTISING 4 ~ Friday, February 15, 2013 www.smcitizen.com I n 1971 Presidents Day was proclaimed to be observed on the third Monday of February, honoring all past United States presidents and to replace the holidays that honored Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. For us old-timers its hard to forget that we once had two holidays just to remember these two. The release of the movie about Lincoln has brought him back into recent news. When the Oscar nominations were announced, Lincoln led the list with 12. This is a first, not the most nominations, but the first time Hollywood has ever voted for a Republican president. Despite the 12 nominations, movie producer Steven Spielberg was disappointed. He wanted four score and seven. One of the nominations Lincoln received was for best hat. The movie is a strange way to honor Lincoln -by sending people to the theater.Lincolnisms A lot of wise sayings are attributed to Lincoln. Take your pick some came from honest Abe, others should have. Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt. If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one? He (referring to a lawyer) can compress the most words into the smallest ideas better than any man I ever met. My father taught me to work; he did not teach me to love it. It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues. Referring to office seekers, he said, This human struggle and scramble for office, for a way to live without work, will finally test the strength of our institutions. More about Lincoln Recently Betty White visited President Obama at the White House. The first time Betty was at the White House she had stayed in the Lincoln Bedroom with Lincoln. I once celebrated Lincolns birthday by going through his tunnel, and it wasnt easy. I didnt have a car. Historians say Abraham Lincoln campaigned with the nickname Honest Abe. Today, politicians would consider that too extreme. Really?Did you know Lincoln wrote the Gettysburg Address while traveling from Washington to Gettysburg on the back of an envelope? Did it ever get delivered? Of course it got delivered. He delivered it himself. I guess he had to. No mailman could deliver it with an address on the back of the envelope and no zip code. Serious GeorgeIt is well known that Washington never told a lie. Apparently he never said anything funny either, but we love him anyway not smiling through wooden teeth. One reason that Washington never told a lie was that in those days there was no income tax. The commander of the Continental Army always spoke to his army in general terms. Washingtons army won the battle of Trenton because the enemy soldiers were Hessian around. George Washington is the only man who didnt blame the previous administration for his troubles. The decision Washington had to make when he decided to cross the Delaware was Roe vs. Wade. The first presidents false teeth were called presidentures. The father of our country was a handsome man because he was George-eous. Size itDuring the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, it was proposed that the standing army be restricted to 5,000 men at anyone time. George Washington, as the presiding officer, could not offer a motion, but he turned to another member and whispered, Amend the motion to provide that no foreign nation enemy shall invade the United States at any time with more than 3,000 troops. How far?Two men were standing on the banks of the Potomac River Is it true, asked one, that Washington threw a silver dollar across the Potomac? It is supposed to be true, said the other, but then you must remember that a dollar went much farther in those days. But Washington did better than that when he threw a sovereign across the Atlantic. Suitable for todayDuring the Civil War a minister called on Lincoln, and during their conversation he said, Let us have faith, Mr. President, that the Lord is on our side in this great struggle. I am not at all concerned about that, replied Lincoln, for I know that the Lord is always on the side of the right; but it is my constant anxiety and prayer that I and this nation may be on the Lords side. Dick and his wife Jane live in Oak Run. Presidents Day now just one holiday for two men Dick Frank Pun Alley Friday, Feb 15: fish or shrimp dinner, 5 to 7 p.m., Jersey Cowboy and Friends karaoke, 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16: hamburgers deluxe with fries and baked beans, 5 to 7 p.m. Randy Stanley karaoke 6 to 10 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17: food, 1 to 5 p.m. Bar Bingo 3 to 5 p.m. Monday, Feb, 18: Coney Dogs noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19: Dart League 5:45 to 9 p.m., food specials 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20: Hoodie Hoo Day, membership appreciation 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb 21: cards 1 p.m., open darts 5 p.m.; shuffleboard 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22: fish or shrimp dinner, 5 to 7p.m. Rich Rodriquez 5 to 9 p.m. West Marion Moose Lodge 2356, open for members and qualified guests, 10411 S.W. 110th St., one mile north of State Road 200 across from Oak Run entrance. Phone is 352-854-2200. West Marion Moose activities 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 Read the classifieds Community calendar 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 sign-up desk, required. Christ's Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352861-6182, www.ccomc.org/.St. John's Fish FrySt. John the Baptist Catholic Church, located on the corner of U.S. 41 and Highway 40 East in Dunnellon, will begin holding its fish fry every Friday during lent starting Feb. 15 and ending March 22 from 4 to 6 p.m. Cost is $7 for adults and $3.50 for children. The fish fry is open to the public and is held in the church pavilion. 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 Horses for Hospice Trail RideHospice of Marion County, Inc. will hold its 13th annual Horses for Hospice Trail Ride on Saturday, Feb. 16, on the Central Florida Greenway at the Florida Horse Park in Ocala. This years ride is in memory of Wayne Vaught, beloved Cross Florida Greenway enthusiast and former Trail Ride chairman. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the first ride leaves at 9:15 a.m. Riders travel from as far as Jacksonville and Tampa to spend 2-3 hours on the trail. Following the ride, participants can enjoy lunch by Tommys BBQ, live entertainment by Bordertown, and door prizes. Proceeds from this event will benefit Patient Care Programs. The minimum donation to ride is $30. Wagons are welcome; $30 for driver and $10 per passenger. Horse lovers who are unable to ride may purchase a $10 ticket to enjoy lunch and entertainment. For more information or to register, call 352-854-5218. Home Improvement Expo Mark your calendars for the fifth annual Home Improvement Expo on Saturday, Feb. 16, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Circle Square Cultural Center! The event is sponsored by On Top of the World Communities and World Home Improvements. Browse through the dozens of exhibitor booths and visit with experts from a wide variety of trades in the home improvement industry including; home solar, screen room enclosures, windows and flooring, the latest in home entertainment, single room or total home renovation, home security and much more. Numerous companies will fill the Circle Square Cultural Center with different ideas for enhancing homes and showcasing concepts for home improvements from standard remodeling and landscaping to complete reconstruction. This is a free event and open to the public. Visitors to the Home Improvement Expo will be treated to giveaways, door prizes and vendor gifts, along with loads of information and ideas for improving their home. The Circle Square Cultural Center is at 8395 S.W. 80th St. For more information, visit the website at www.CSCulturalCenter.com or call Theresa Fields at 352-854-8707 ext. 7530. 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 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring your friends; there will be something on sale for everyone, including white elephant items, jewelry, books, tapes, videos, decorative items and baked goods. Scandinavian Club of Marion County: 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. 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. Hospice volunteers neededVolunteers Needed. One or two hours can be a blessing to our patients and families receiving hospice care. Sitting with patients, while caregivers run errands, or go to Dr. appts. can be so rewarding and fulfilling. If you are interested in becoming an Odyssey Hospice, Bedside Blessing Volunteer, please contact, Laura Roweton @ 352-622-9331 or lroweton@odsyhealth.com TERMITES ARE SWARMING! 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Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Citrus Countys Volume Sales Leader We Deliver The Best Customer Service Buying Experience Vehicle Selection Showroom 2 Year Toyota Care Complimentary Maintenance Come See Why We Are Rated The Best! 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Friday, February 15, 2013 ~ 31 www.smcitizen.com 6 ~ Friday, February 15, 2013 www.smcitizen.com DOG SITTER/WALKER Sit and walk with dogs.24/7. 22 years experience. Call please Dave Tania. 352-236-5746, 207-420-7170 Bermuda Hay 50lbs $6 Never been rained on 795-1906 586-1906 SHAMROCK FARM, CR BEAUTYSALON FOR SALE SW SR 200 area call for details 352-895-8425 DUDLEYS AUCTION 2 AUCTIONS Thurs 2/14: Pre:12 Auction: 3p.m Tons of Estate Items GE Profile side by side, hshld coll. to electical supplies. Sat 2/16 Pre: 9am Auction: 1 1am Vtg Doll & Toy Auction (Live/Online) Feat. life long Strawberry Shortcake Coll, Lrg, Barbie Coll, mdme Alexander, 1800-1900s German & French, Bisque, Compo & 33 China Head, early erector, steel trucks+ *check website www.dudleys auction.com 637-9588 10%BP Au2267 AB1667 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 L ET U S W ORK F OR Y OU CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403S OUTH M ARION C ITIZEN C LASSIFIEDSG ET R ESULTS! OAK RUN ASSOCIATES FT Pool TechnicianMon-Fri 6am-2:30pm 2 PT Facility Custodians Sun, Mon, Tues & Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat 6am-10am Call for more information 352-854-6557 X13 EEOC/DFWP DRIVERS: All Miles PAID (Loaded & Empty)! Home on the weekends! Running Class-A CDL Flatbed Lease to Own-No Money Down CALL: 888-880-5916 Todays New Ads OAK RUN ASSOCIATES FT Pool TechnicianMon-Fri 6am-2:30pm PT Facility Custodian Tues, Thurs, Sat, Sun 6am-1:30pm Call for more information 352-854-6557 X13 EEOC/DFWP Lost Small Gray Cat Feb. 7th 10040 SW 97th Ct. Pine Run Estate (352) 854-7102 Found Diamond Pendant Ocala Ross Parking Lot Call to describe (352) 489-3120 Todays New Ads BEAUTYSALON FOR SALE SW SR 200 area call for details 352-895-8425 DOG SITTER/WALKER Sit and walk with dogs.24/7. 22 years experience. Call please Dave Tania. 352-236-5746, 207-420-7170 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 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 CRUISE CONFIDENTIAL By Brian David Bruns Brian David Bruns, Midwesterner, former businessman, and college graduate takes his readers through the door marked crew only in an exclusive, below-decks expose of 80-hour work weeks aboard Carnival Cruise Lines. The sole American in a multinational workforce and the only American to last out his contract, he describes the brutal job that breaks down both body and mind. So why did the author even want such a job? Look no further than the love of his lifea sultry Romanian beauty named Bianca, an employee of Carnival. To spend a few precious hours together and rekindle their early romance, Bruns was willing to endure unbelievable hardship. Even so, whereas second-and third worlders were privy to what lay ahead from their countrymen, Bruns had no one to forewarn him. Was Bianca worth it? You decide. She was often testy and aloof and preferring the company of other Romanians to being with Brian. On board he witnesses firsthand the price to be paid for working on Carnival ships. Couples never make it at the end and those who enlist as conservatives dont leave as conservatives. He tells us why in an interview: No one who works on a ship comes back as a conservative. Most of the barriers I saw breaking down were ones I applaudespecially womens roles, which of course caused most of the divorces. Women were equal on the ship. They were doing exactly the same job for the exact same money. If you want a mans money, you want the mans job. The vast majority of Europeans had traditional female roles, and those roles were completely destroyed working aboard. According to Bruns, the women crew members were all gorgeous and mostly willing but he remains faithful to Bianca. Much needed sleep is so frequently traded for partying that its not unusual for crew to arrive drunk in the dining rooms where they must protect their allotted silverware and other utensils from those who would steal them to cover their own losses. Brian had trained on smaller, older Carnival ships and looked forward to his transfer to the relatively new Legend. What he found, however, was despite its extraordinary length, inside the ship everything appeared reduced: cabins were smaller, hallways narrower, and ceilings lower. Is there anything Brian would like passengers to know? He says that tips are everything to the crew because their pay is a mere pittance. Behind the scenes on a cruise ship Pat Wellington Bookmark Puzzle answers Saturday, Feb. 16 C h i l i su ppe r and b a ke sa le Sister Concepta, who founded and oversees Brother Keeper's 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 S c ra mble be n ef i t s E lk s 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. Sunday, Feb. 17 J a zz S oc i et y offe rs m usi c, dan c in g 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.C h u ck W a go n G an g a t C h ris t s C h ur ch 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. Christ's Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, www.ccomc.org/.C o s mopol i t ans Anniv e rsaryThe 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.R o s e p runin g d emo ns t ra t i o n 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 me ri c an L eg i o n po s t to meet 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.M ari o n Oa k s D emoc ra t s to meet The next meeting of the Marion Oaks Democratic Club will be Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Marion Oaks Community Center, Building B. The club met on Dec. 17 to prepare for 2013. The discussion centered around the election of officers to carry on the work with the intensity of the past few months. The mid-term elections were mentioned as well as the need to maintain our interest and involvement in local and national issues that affects us all. New officers will be determined in our February meeting. Another topic of interest was the success of our end of year victory party held early in December. Approximately 160 individuals came to eat, dance and share experiences. A good time was had by all! Everyone was reminded about the bus trip to the inauguration ceremony for President Obama. Come and join us in February, we can always find room for more members. Tuesday, Feb. 19 Finan c ia l Wo r k s hop a t O c a l a We 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 C ollege R o ad Yo un g a t He ar t 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). Phone is 352-237-5741 for information or if you need a ride. A lzhe i me r s wo r k s hop s s et Marion 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. Friday, Feb. 22 C h ari t y p i c ni c fo r bl ind ce n te r Highland Memorial Park is hosting a charity picnic to benefit the Florida Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired on Friday, Feb. 22 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come out and support this great organization! The address for Highland Memorial Park is 1515 N.E. Third St., Ocala (two blocks behind the Cascades). Lunch will be served on a donation basis with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting the Florida Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Februarys delicious menu is smothered chicken, garlic mashed potatoes, Caesar salad, garlic rolls, brownies, iced tea and bottled water. Relax in the shade or take your lunch to go its up to you. For more information, call Community Care Director, Beverly Brown at 352-671-6466. Saturday, Feb. 23 K in g d om of the Sun C o n ce r t 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. More on Page 7 000E0X7 HOT TOPICS AT THE BRIDGE Tues., February 19th, 2:30 PM 2013 RETIREMENT & ESTATE PLANNING: Strategies you must know for a Secure Retirement. Items discussed will be Tax Law Changes, How to Increase Assets to Heirs, Wills, Trusts & POAs, Self-Insure for Long Term Care, Veteran Benefits, Taking Social Security Early or Waiting, Identity Theft Prevention Methods and MORE! Presented by Gary Marriage, Jr., CEO/Owner Nature Coast Financial Tues., February 26th, 2:30 PM DEFEAT DIABETES DAY Lets take a closer look at diabetes. Presented by Bruce Hancock, Certified Pedorthist, Advanced Diabetic Solutions Tours Tours Tours Tours Call to make a reservation for a lunch/tour. We would love to share with you what The Bridge Community is all about! We look forward to hearing from you soon. Space is limited, so make your reservations today!!! 9401 SW Hwy. 200, Bldg. 2000, Ste. 2001 Ocala, FL (352) 854-4017 000E0HU Advanced Lipid Testing, Thinking Beyond Statins Better Body Physical Therapy and Absolute Health invite you to attend a lecture by Family Nurse Practitioner Frank Dowe. In this one-hour presentation, we will explore both conventional and alternative Wednesday, February 27, 2013 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Refreshments FREE Laser Pain Relief Treatment Certificate for the first of 20 people to respond R.S.V.P. (352) 854-4017 Space is limited Please respond by 2/22/13. All Pharmaceutical Supplements at Absolute Health Receive Coupon For 20 % OFF management of high cholesterol including advanced lipid testing and non-pharmaceutical management.

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Saturday, Feb. 23 Book sale at Winn-DixieA book sale to benefit Ocala Wildlife Sanctuary will be held Saturday, Feb. 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Winn-Dixie, 8445 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. Bring your aluminum cans for recycling. African Violet Club meetingPlease join us for our Feb. 23 meeting at 10:30 a.m. at the Marion County Sheriff's Office (Brian Litz Sheriff's Substation), 9048 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. We meet the fourth Saturday of every month except December. We have an exciting program planned for you this month. Our courtesy store is open during our meetings for your convenience to purchase all kinds of supplies such as new pots, soil, tools and fertilizer. We would love for you to join us while we learn new and interesting information about our beloved African violets. Delicious light refreshments are served. Check out the club website at http://www.africanvioletclubofocala.org/. Guests are always welcome! 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. The 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. Friday, February 15, 2013 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 30 ~ Friday, February 15, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com 000DYGI Best of the Best four years in a row HOURS: Mon. 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Friday, February 15, 2013 ~ 29 www.smcitizen.com 000E1K2 S ince the November presidential election weve read two dozen articles diagnosing the political illness of the Republican Party. Only one prognosis suggested that the illness could become fatal if the patient doesnt rally by November 2014. Thats a bit dramatic, but truth is the Grand Old Party is more geriatric than grand. The GOP projects an image of a club trying to attract new members with a menu of old ideas, all of which they insist are basic principles. Only uncompromising conservatives need apply for membership. Budget deficits, national debt, and tax reform are important issues that werent addressed when Republicans had control of Congress and the White House. They are also worn-out campaign chatter that has exhausted the attention of voters. Basic principles seem to have expiration dates that fall between elections. Democrats arrange their campaigns around a variety of promises, many of which will never be realized more foreclosure help for homeowners, tax credits for workers, restriction of wiretap snooping, more congressional disclosure, tougher rules for lobbyists, better consumer protection, creation of millions of green jobs. Democrats havent forgotten a question which voters used to ask politicians who campaigned door to door during the Great Depression: What have you done for me lately? Is something-for-everybody campaigning lying? No, just politics. Is it effective? Consider the results in 2012. President Obama and his party captured 56% of the senior citizen votes, 55% of female voters, 71% of Hispanic votes, 73% of Asian-Americans, 93% of African-Americans, and 75% of voters who said they have no religious affiliation In 2008 Republican Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell announced that his number one priority was to make Mr. Obama a one-term president. We wonder how many independent voters were chased away permanently by that announcement of obstructionism. The 2012 Republican campaign for the presidency and control of Congress should have adopted as a theme song Steven Sondheims ballad Send in the Clowns. In theatre language it means Were losing the audience. Lets do some jokes. But in Sondheims staged musical it meant Send in the fools, but Dont bother theyre here, meaning We are the fools. After a series of self-destructive candidate debates, the GOP selected a 2012 presidential candidate with a recurrent foot-inmouth affliction. Other unhelpful gaffes came from Republican congressional candidates: such as Todd Aiken of Missouri, who enlightened American Women that the female body has ways of shutting down pregnancy after rape. And Richard Murdock of Indiana, who comforted women that because life is sacred, if a woman is impregnated during rape, it was intended by God. Fortunately the GOP has at least two bright prospective candidates for the oval office, who have not been brainwashed by the partys elite Senator Marco Rubio of Florida and Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana. Jindal has suggested bravely that the GOP stop being the stupid party. It doesnt need any more clowns. www.smcitizen.com 8 ~ Friday, February 15, 2013 W hen I was a young boy in Catholic school, we sang a hymn, Long live the pope his praises sound, again and yet again; his rule is over space and time, his throne the hearts of men. The pope in those days was Pope Pius XII, and I always thought that Pius was a strange name, and it was even stranger that there had been 12 of them. Of course, he was followed by John XXIII, Paul VI, John Paul I, John Paul II and Benedict XVI, who is still pope today. You were always conditioned that the only way to replace a pope was to elect a new one when the existing pope died. There was a lot of grieving for the deceased pope, but then it became dramatic as you listened (no live television for a few years) to the descriptions of the smoke coming out of the Vaticans secretive meeting of cardinals. Black smoke meant no pope, white smoke meant we had a new pope, and then we waited anxiously for the announcement of who it was. By the way, the ballots are burned with a chemical compound to create the black smoke, and by themselves to create the white smoke. In those days we usually didnt know any of the candidates, so there was no instant analysis when a new Holy Father was named. Knowing that history, you can see why Catholic around the world, including myself, were shocked to wake up Monday morning and hear that Pope Benedict was going to resign on Feb. 28. I wasnt around when the last pope resigned (in the year 1415) so, like others, I waited to see what would happen. It eventually came out during the day that the cardinals, much like they do when the pope dies, would gather at the Vatican for a conclave, usually held in the Sistine Chapel in secret, to choose a successor. Now, we know what people are thinking about a successor almost from the moment that Benedicts resignation was announced (the word abdicate does not appear in Canon Law, Im told). This is not new. Back in 2005, then Cardinal Ratzinger was listed as one of the favorites, and they were right. Hes now Benedict XVI. For me, in the few times there have been papal elections since Ive been alive, the intrigue isnt so much on who the pope will be, but what name he will choose. Most of the names have some historical or biblical link, someone the new pope wishes to emulate. For instance, Benedict means blessed, and Pope Benedict XV was pope during World War I and worked tirelessly for peace, and St. Benedict founded many monasteries and the Benedictine order. So for the next couple of weeks well watch, wonder and listen as the pundits try to figure out who the favorite is. Tradition says it will be a European but you never know.Jim Clark is the editor of the South Marion Citizen and attended St. John the Evangelist School in Bergenfield and Bergen Catholic High School in Oradell, both in New Jersey. 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 here are always stories about traffic safety, texting while driving, drunk driving, etc. But there are other people on the roads who have to be careful. In recent years, the scene was U.S. Highway 27, which doesnt have that many traffic lights to help people cross from residential areas to the grocery stores. It was highlighted when a man in a wheelchair was struck and killed as he crossed the road. Now the scene has shifted. In the past two weeks, two men have lost their lives on State Road 200, both crossing the highway, both in the same area, near Steeplechase Plaza in about the 8500 block. The first was Stephen R. Cote, listed as a transient, who was struck back on Jan. 28. He was taken to the hospital, and last week he died from his injuries. Then late last week a similar accident occurred when a pedestrian was struck, also crossing the highway. He was struck by one car, evidently not too hard, but was knocked into the path of another vehicle and run over. As of this writing, there have been reports that this man was identified, but the Florida Highway Patrol has not released his name. There are traffic lights and walk signs there to help pedestrians. It doesnt help, however, when they are ignored. So if youre walking, obey the signals so you can save your own life. When a pedestrian is struck by a vehicle, the vehicle usually wins. If youre driving, be aware of pedestrians as you go through congested areas. You may think you have the right of way, and you may be correct, but you should always watch out for the other guy. If youre careful, you can save yourself a lot of mental anguish, and maybe save the life of another person. S UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Traffic safety means on foot, too Popes resignation causes a stir LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Where to now for the Glum Old Party? Road designations Loved your article about the states system of reporting using their highway numbers instead of the numbers we all recognize. Only our government could mess it up this badly. Ask anyone to tell you the four points on a compass and theyll all say, North, South, East and West so when they numbered the mile markers and exits on the interstate system why in the world did they number them from the South, North, West and East. Al Pitts Cherrywood EstatesHealth care action The 2013 Legislative Session begins in three weeks. Two weeks ago, the governor released his budget recommendations, which yet again contain cuts in payments to Florida hospitals for the care of low income families, children, the elderly and the disabled. This is just one of many challenges facing us in the upcoming Legislative Session. Yet, the biggest health care policy decision Florida faces was not addressed in the governors budget because that decision will be up to the Legislature. Floridas state senators and representatives must decide on implementing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and, more specifically, the decision on whether to extend health care coverage to nearly one million uninsured Floridians. Also on the table are changes to the way hospitals are paid through the Medicaid program, a variety of other regulatory matters and the constant potential for bad ideas like mandatory contracting to creep back into the legislative process. Securing coverage for an additional one million Floridians is a key strategic objective. Therefore, it was critical to secure the resources necessary READER OPINIONS INVITED Jim Clark Editor Jim Flynn Columnist to make the strongest case. With that in mind, Florida Hospital Association (FHA) took up an offer to partner with the American Hospital Association (AHA) to work for the implementation of PPACA. At the direction of the FHA Board, they applied for, and were awarded, a grant from AHA to assist with a campaign to extend health care coverage in PLEASESEELETTERS PAGE9

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Friday, February 15, 2013 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 000E0WG S h e a r J o y B e a u t y S a l o n W a l k I n s W e l c o m e Our other talented stylists Colleen, Kim, Jeanette, Judi, Leigh, Tara and Joel 8430 SW 103 Street Road, Ocala 873-1135 M-F 8-5 Sat 8-2 Appointments Available Welcomes Tracy (Wed.-Sat.) Full Service Men & Ladies Manicurist Wanted 28 ~ Friday, February 15, 2013 www.smcitizen.com ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Stop being the wool-gathering Lamb, and start turning that dream project into reality. You have the ideas, the drive and the charisma to persuade others to follow your lead. So do it. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Youve scored some big successes. But remember that all hardworking Ferdinands and Ferdinandas need some time to restore their energies and refresh their spirits. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Youre gaining a stronger mental image of what youre trying to achieve. Now look for the facts that will help get this to develop from a concept into a solid proposal. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Some of you eager-to-please Moon Children might want to delay some decisions until midweek, when you can think more with your head than your heart. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) A new business venture seems to offer everything youve been looking for. But be careful that that rosy picture doesnt betray traces of red ink under the surface. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) A volatile situation needs the kind of thoughtful and considerate care you can provide right now. Therell be plenty of time later to analyze what might have gone wrong. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Your loyalty to a friend in a tough situation earns you respect from people you care about. Those who criticize you dont understand what friendship is all about. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Your strong work ethic is rewarded with the kind of challenging opportunity you love to tackle. Now, go ahead and celebrate with family and/or close friends. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) A legal matter you thought had been resolved could require a second look. But dont make any moves without consulting your lawyer. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to January 19) Taking charge is what you like to do, and since you do it so well, expect to be asked to lead a special group. This could open an exciting new vista for you. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) An important matter might wind up being entrusted to you for handling. The responsibility is heavy, but youll have support from people able and eager to help. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) A spouse or partner might make an important, even lifechanging, suggestion. Consider it carefully. It could hold some of the answers youve both been looking for. BORN THIS WEEK: You always try to do the right thing, and for the right reasons. No wonder people have come to depend on you. Florida. Very soon, FHA will introduce a statewide grassroots campaign to educate lawmakers on the benefits of extending health care coverage through PPACA and the impact this decision will have on our patients, communities and the economic well-being of our state. In addition to the above actions, Munroe and other hospitals are also working together with the AHA to further educate our Congressional leadership on the challenges healthccare would face if they were to support proposals that would further reduce Medicare and Medicaid funding for hospital services. Steve Purves President & CEO Munroe Regional Medical Center LETTERSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 GUEST COLUMN BY MIKE EMIG Air Force AssociationB etween the existing funding reduction of $487B and sequestrations projected $500B cut, the Department of Defense is facing a very profound strategic turning point. $1T in budget cuts will leave the military fundamentally underequipped to protect the nations core interestsincluding the global stability that affords economic prosperity. It is one thing to be prudently efficient, quite another to be strategically foolish. The pressures at play are best illustrated within the United States Air Force. The Air Force, already stretched thin by the 1990s procurement holiday, actually saw its percentage of defense budget decline by one third during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan-it now stands around 18 percent of the total DoD budget. This is a record low. The service cancelled and/or delayed the vast majority of its modernization portfolio to sustain war-time operational demands. Two decades of underfunding have yielded an Air Force that is on the brink. Its aircraft average a quarter of a century in age-with many dating back to the Eisenhower Administration. The wings of Carter-era A-10 ground attack airplanes are riddled with structural cracks. Airmen learning to fly are strapping into T-38s over twice their age. B52s, all of which pre-date the Cuban Missile Crisis, are spending up to a year in depot-level maintenance. In light of the F-22 shortage, the Air Force is now extending the lifespan of its 28 year old F-15s and 18 thousand hoursmore than three times their original design life. The existing force structure must be maintained with utmost caresequestration would preclude this, wed have to degrade the core force. The Air Force spent the last decade retiring nearly a quarter of its bombers, fighters and cargo aircraft in an attempt to free up resources. This stretched the remaining tails thinner. It is no longer possible to step to another jet because those tails are no longer in the inventorythe remaining platforms must work. Crews must also be adequately trainedthere is a difference between gear handle competence and effective combat capability. History clearly demonstrates the cost associated with under-investmentlives sacrificed and strategic objectives lost. Rarely do we get a choice regarding when and where we will send forces into harms way. Even without sequestration, the Air Force risks falling short when it comes to projecting power-especially in the Pacific domain. The Service has 20 long range bombers in 185 air superiority fighters that are capable of projecting credible, survivable and sustainable power in this region. Given combat force generations issues that equates to about four B-2s and 20 F-22s engaged at a given moment. Newly-acquired platforms like Predator are of immense value over Kabul, but they simply lack the range and survivability to be of any use in demanding environment like the Pacific ocean. The future of the Air Force rests on the 2020s procurement program-future buys will not succeed without dependable funding streams. The 2020s are a make-or-break moment for the Service. Services do not exist for their own benefit. They train, organize and equip to facilitate policy options for our nations leaders. From an Air Force perspective, this translates into empowering policy goals in times of Underfunding puts U.S. Air Force on the brink PLEASESEEAIR FORCE PAGE10 000DVWH 000E0UU BUYING NOW! 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O ur next meeting will take place on Thursday, Feb. 21, at 1 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room at the Bank of the Ozarks. Our meetings are always open to guests; it is not necessary to be an SPCA member to attend. Please give us a call at 352-362-0985 if you would like more information about our meetings or have any other questions for us. Anyone wishing to send us a donation or a letter by mail should note that we have a new mailing address. Please send your correspondence to: SPCA of Marion County, 11100 S.W. 93rd Court Road, Suite 10-115, Ocala FL 34481 Adoption NewsThe adorable 12-year-old Yorkie pictured here needs your help to find a new forever home. Sweet Trinki has lived around horses most of her life, as she was the devoted pup to well known horse breeder Bert Linder until he passed away several years ago. A friend who took her in adores her, but now has several chronic health issues that prevent her from taking proper care of the sweet girl. She would like Trinki to have a better life in her senior years, and as a healthy Yorkie who has always been well cared for and is current in all medical care and shots she can have many healthy years left to share lovingly with you. Trinki is a versatile pup: besides horses, she gets along well with cats, so she can fit in to most types of households. Dont have a horse farm? No problem, just take her for a ride around the countryside now and then so she gets to see her favorite creatures. If youd like Trinkis story to have a happy ending, please call Shirley or David at 352-854-0114 to arrange a meeting. Arlene still has five cats/kittens ranging in age from six months to nine years that need good homes. Please give Arlene a call at 352-875-9761 to get to see them. Weve been told by previous adopters that they are very happy with the kittens they adopted from her. If you are thinking at all about adding a cat or kitten, or two, to your home, please check out Arlenes brood first. Foster families needed A Good Samaritan brought in a very sweet stray mama dog and her 10 puppies (yes that says 10) to the Animal Center recently and they are too young at 5 weeks old to enter the shelter. As you can imagine, the Animal Center is having a hard time finding a foster family for such a large clan. Heres a picture of mama dog, a pit mix, and a picture of the cuddly puppies. They only need to be fostered for four weeks, so Animal Center is asking our help to find a foster family for a short period of time. Perhaps you have a number of family members or friends willing to help out for about a month. Could you give it a try? The Animal Center provides all medical care you need to provide food, shelter and tons of love. Because of the number and age of the puppies, the appropriate foster family would not have any other dogs. You can find more information on fostering at http://marioncountyfl.org/AnimalCenter/foster.aspx. You can also contact the shelter at 352-671-8700 or email them at animalservices@marioncountyfl.org. The shelter is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. If you cant help with this large group, the Animal Center would like you to fill out an application for the future, because they are always in need of foster families for young, injured, or sick animals. Until next month remember: Pets are not our whole lives, but they make our lives whole. Friday, February 15, 2013 ~ 27 www.smcitizen.com 10 ~ Friday, February 15, 2013 www.smcitizen.com BY GEORGE ANDERSON Theres never been a more important time for Americans to unite and pledge that when they see something, they say something. New Yorks Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) originally unveiled the See Something, Say Something campaign to increase public awareness about signs of terrorism and the importance of reporting suspicious activity to law enforcement authorities. This slogan, later licensed to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) highlights the concept that homeland security begins with hometown security. As a retired NYPD Assistant Chief with 30 years of experience as a police officer, supervisor, trainer, and critical incident responder, I believe that every American needs to develop the tools and techniques to honor the See Something, Say Something mandate. Police and security forces are hard at work but public safety is the responsibility of all Americans. We are the first line of defense against acts of terrorism on our country and each individuals help is needed. All Americans need to be on alert for potential risks. The attempted car bombing in Times Square in 2010 was averted by the vigilance of a quick thinking street vendor who witnessed smoke coming from an SUV and alerted police. This potentially saved hundreds of lives had the device functioned as it was nefariously intended. While this incident was front page news, virtually every day thousands of citizens across the country witness suspicious activity. Citizens play important roles in helping law enforcement solve crimes and save lives by becoming actively involved in protecting their communities. Whether you live in a rural or urban environment, our best defense is to let the authorities know when something does not look right and to be prepared for the unexpected. As the Vice President of Operations at Americas largest security services company and a former police officer, I offer peace by shaping regions, deterring potential aggressor and reassuring allies. This could take the form of a C-17 delivering relief supplies or a fighter squadron deploying abroad to help cultivate allied partnership capacity. In wartime this means presenting leaders with a global set of options to net desired results without projecting undue vulnerabilityi.e. getting the mission accomplished without reverting to attrition warfare of occupationbased strategies. These missions include: securing and maintaining air dominance; long range strike; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. Global logistics, close air support, combat search and rescue; command and control; communications; etc. These are all capabilities essential to our nations leaders, combatant commanders, the joint team and allied partners. AIR FORCE CONTINUED FROM PAGE 9 GUEST COLUMN Security saying: When you see something, say something the following tips to help people to know how to recognize and report suspicious activities: Take Note of Suspicious Behavior Suspicious activity can be defined as an incident, circumstance or person who appears out of the ordinary and out of place. A range of suspicious behavior includes the adult man loitering alone in the childrens playground, or someone wandering down the street peering closely into car windows. A person taking lots of photographs of a buildings infrastructure is potentially suspicious as this person may be taking images to look for weaknesses in the building to exploit for criminal or terrorist activities. Someone tampering with sewer, gas or an electric systems that is not branded with an identifiable company or government agency is suspicious. Hearing unusual sounds glass breaking, people shouting, gun shots all are clearly suspicious. Seeing a bag left by a passenger on a bus or train or in a public place is suspicious and demands immediate action by alerting the bus or train operator and calling 911. Record Suspicious Activity Write down as much information about the suspicious behavior as possible noting the time and place with a physical description of the suspicious person. If you are able to discreetly take a photo or video of the person from your phone, this could become important evidence. Minus photographic evidence, try to provide specific information to the authorities including gender, race, approximate age, height and weight, hair color and style, clothing, and general appearance including note of any facial hair, scars, tattoos or glasses. Educate the Workplace Even workplaces with a full-time security team need to involve their employees and promote the See Something, Say Something campaign. The security team cannot be in every hall way, office and production area at all times but your employees are. It is the observations of the many that can truly make an impact. All employees should be educated on what constitutes suspicious activity and the importance of reporting it. In some offices, it is the receptionist who is the companys first line of defense. A receptionist should be suspicious of an unknown individual who claims to have lost their identification and seeks to gain entry or a caller who asks probing questions about particular employees schedule or whereabouts. Establish Reporting Procedures in the Workplace Determining the chain of command on reporting procedures for suspicious activity is important. When is it appropriate for employees to call the police? If an employee feels immediate attention is necessary, they should call 911. Does the level of activity warrant an initial investigation from your security firm or company manager? The Homeland Security Department has also established a tip line to report suspicious activity which is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 1-866-HLS-TIPS. For more information, visit the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Encourage your friends, neighbors and colleagues to be observant and vigilant on the job and even on their way to work. If there is a stray tote bag tucked under the bus or subway seat, report it to the local police. If a stranger PLEASESEESECURITY PAGE11 SPCAs next meeting scheduled for Feb. 21 Maria Devine Paws and Claws Above, mama; below, puppies. This is Trinkie. On Saturday, March 2, the Ocala Elks Lodge 286 will host an Army of Hope Breakfast to benefit the Army of Hope, one of the charitable programs of Florida Elks Charities. The mission of the Army of Hope is to provide aid assistance to the families of deceased, disabled, and deployed members of the military of Florida serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. Examples of aid are car, utility, and insurance payments; major appliance repairs (A/C, water heaters, washers/dryers, etc.); minor home repairs (plumbing, painting, etc.); auto repairs or transportation; school lunches; babysitting; medical/dental emergencies not covered by insurance; lawn mowing, landscaping, and sprinkler repairs; phone cards; clothing and shoes; groceries; gas; and medical travel. This program also funds a week of summer camp at the Florida Elks Youth Camp located in Umatilla for children who have deceased, disabled, or deployed military family members. Admission for the breakfast buffet is $8 for adults. Children ages under 10 will be admitted for $5. The event is open to the public. Net proceeds will benefit the Army of Hope. The breakfast is being held at the Ocala Elks Lodge at 702 N.E. 25th Ave. from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Since the inception of the Florida State Elks Association Army of Hope in 2007 the AOH has raised $242,784. The committee has distributed to the troops $56,151; funded three AOH camp weeks at a cost of $108,360; and currently has $78,274 available for distribution. The average distribution of the 42 grants to service members or their families during this time was $1,337. Individual aid requests may be made by submitting a completed request form (found online at www.flelks. Or go to your local Elks Lodge. The families of Florida active duty military personnel, military reservists, the Coast Guard, the National Guard, and/or their dependents are eligible to apply. An active duty member stationed in Florida with his/her dependents would qualify as a Florida resident. Army of Hope breakfast will be March 2 Hospice seeks singersHospice of Marion County invites you to consider a unique volunteer service. 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Friday, February 15, 2013 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 26 ~ Friday, February 15, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Mini Pizza SnacksYield: 2 servings (3 mini pizzas per serving) 6 mini pizza crusts cut out from whole wheat pitas, or pre-bakedpizzacrusts 1/2 cup tomato sauce or your favorite pizza sauce (optional) 1 cup mozzarella cheese Pizza toppings such as pepperoni, black olives, green pepper, Florida tomatoes, onions, mushrooms, etc. Preheat oven broiler. Use a cookie cutter to cut pizza crusts that will fit in the wells of a muffin pan. Place one crust in each well. If you want pizza sauce, spoon some onto each crust. Top with a sprinkle of cheese, then some of your favorite pizza toppings. Place muffin pan on the lower rack of the oven, and broil for about 5 minutes, or until the cheese has melted. Remove from oven. Let pizzas cool for a couple of minutes before carefully using a fork to remove them from the pan. Grown-Up Alert: Have an adult help with the broiler, and with removing pizzas from the muffin pan. FAMILY FEATURES W ho says pizza is just for dinner? With these recipes, you can get the family together and make pizza for dinner and breakfast, lunch or snacks. By making it yourself, you can save money and make it healthier. Its easy to turn pizza into a healthy meal. Use a whole wheat crust, garden fresh toppings like tomatoes from Florida, and serve it with a salad, said Chef Justin Timineri, Executive Chef and Culinary Ambassador, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. These recipes are not only kid-friendly to eat, theyre kid-ready to make. Older kids can help slice vegetables, and younger kids can help make the pizza crust and add the toppings. Look for the Grown-Up Alert on each recipe for tasks adults should handle or help with. Get more recipes and learn about Florida tomatoes at http://bit.ly/floridatomatoes. Chef Justin TimineriChefJustinsTomatoTips FORKIDS Never refrigerate a whole tomato. Storing in cold temperatures stops the ripen ing process and makes the flavor fade. The best test for a great tomato is not color but aroma. Smell the stem end, and you should smell a strong sweet-acidic fragrance. Choose tomatoes that are plump, shiny and that give slightly when pressure is applied. TomatoQuizFloridatomatoesnotonlytastegood, buttheyregoodforyou.Tomatoes containvitaminA,whichdoeswhat? a) Helps fight infection b) Keepshair,bonesandskin healthy c) Promotes good vision d) All of the above Answer: dFrittata Breakfast Pizza Yield: 4 to 6 servings Fresh pizza dough or 1 small pre-baked pizza crust 8 to 10 eggs 1/4 cup milk Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste 2 Florida zucchini, sliced thin 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated 1 cup breakfast meat (bacon and/or sausage) cooked and chopped 2 Florida tomatoes, sliced thin Preheat oven to 375F. Place pizza dough in bottom of springform pan, or cut pre-baked crust to fit. In medium sized mixing bowl, combine eggs and milk. Use whisk to mix. Season egg mixture lightly with salt and pepper. Set aside. Layer zucchini on top of crust in bottom of pan. Add half of the cheese to the top of zucchini. Add cooked and chopped breakfast meat to pan. Place pan on cookie sheet. Pour egg mix ture on top of meat and zucchini. Top egg mixture with sliced tomatoes and remaining cheese. Bake uncovered for 15 to 25 minutes until center of frittata is evenly cooked. Remove from oven and let cool. Unhinge the springform pan. Slice and serve warm. Grown-Up Alert: Have an adult help with the oven and with unhinging the hot spring form pan. Garden PizzaYield: 4 to 6 servings 1 whole wheat pizza crust, baked and ready to be topped 2/3 cup tomato or pizza sauce 2 Florida tomatoes, sliced thin 1/2 cup Florida bell peppers, diced small 1 cup Florida mushrooms, sliced 1cup Florida zucchini, diced small 1 1/2 cups grated mozzarella cheese 3/4 cup fresh mozzarella cheese, hand torn 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves Preheat oven to 375F. Evenly distribute sauce over pizza crust. Top with tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms, zucchini and cheeses. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until bubbly. Let cool slightly. Garnish with fresh basil. Grown-Up Alert: An adult may need to help with dicing vegetables and using the oven.Mexican PizzaYield: 4 to 6 servings 1 whole wheat pizza crust, baked 1/2 cup salsa 1 cup Florida corn kernels 1 cup Florida avocado, diced 1 cup Florida tomatoes, diced 2 cups jack cheese, grated 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped (optional) Preheat oven to 375F. Evenly distribute salsa over pizza crust. Top pizza with corn, avocado, tomatoes and cheese. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until bubbly. Let cool slightly. Garnish with fresh cilantro, if desired. Grown-Up Alert: An adult may need to help with dicing vegetables and using the oven. Whole Wheat Pizza Crust Yield:1crust,4to6servings 2 cups whole wheat flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 cup olive oil, plus extra for greasing pan 3/4 cup water 1 teaspoon kosher salt Preheat oven to 350F. In large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients. Mix by hand until dough comes together and doesnt stick to the side of the bowl. Use a small amount of olive oil to grease a medium sized (12-inch) pizza pan. Roll or press dough into pan. Bake for about 7 min utes or until golden brown. Let crust cool slightly and top as desired. Grown-Up Alert: An adult may need to help with the oven. Frittata Breakfast Pizza Garden Pizza Mini Pizza Snacks Mexican Pizza walks into the office without having been identified by your front desk security personnel, ensure that is reported immediately to the appropriate person. Vehicles abandoned in the right of way should also be reported to local authorities immediately. These situations can be completely innocent, but they could also be very dangerous and are worth a call to the local police. George Anderson is Vice President, Operations for the New York office of AlliedBarton Security Services and President of the New York Chapter of ASIS. Prior to joining AlliedBarton, Anderson had a 30-year career with the NYPD, retiring as an Assistant Chief. SECURITYCONTINUED FROM PAGE 10 F ebruary is the month we celebrate romance. Actually, the only romantic things about me are my love handles, which is why I have spent so much energy developing them over the years. You think somebody would appreciate them. For some people, romance is an easy, if not natural thing. Others, like me, find it complicated and elusive. It is not that men are less romantic than women are; they just have different ideas of romance. For most women, romance is flowers and candy in heart shaped boxes. For men it is a Big Mac with fries and a soda ... and Super Size it, please. Why are women so complicated and men so simple? I do not think that came out the way I meant it. If it were not for women, romance would have died a long time ago. There is nothing quite like springtime with a hint of romance in the air with a delicate dash of chivalry. People from Hollywood try to define romance for us, but their idea of romance is raw sex and lurid lust. Hollywooders would not know romance if it nibbled on their ears. Romance is not a fling in the spring, but a lifelong relationship, experiencing all the ups and downs of life together and no growing apart! There is no picture quite as refreshing as a couple still together after all those years of turmoil and temerity. The easiest thing in all the world is to fall in love for a few years and then, when it gets difficult, bale out. What kind of thing is that? Ah, but to see a couple married for 50 years or more; now that is the epitome of real romance. Ill have you know that romance has not been a stranger at the parsonage. I met my wife (actually, she wasnt my wife then) when I went away to Bible college in 1970. At the time, I was functionally romance challenged. Before I left home for college, I prayed for a wife. I had the good sense to know that a minister needs a good wife to support him in the ministry. I prayed something like this, Father, I need a good wife and I dont know how to go about it. Let the first single girl I True love trumps a romantic fling every time meet at Bible college be the wife of Your choosing. Now, I know this is a crazy and dangerous prayer to make. Some would take the high road of romance, but I took the low road of prayer. I may have been a bit desperate, but nobody could doubt my earnestness. I also figured that prayer was a lot cheaper than dating. After all, I am a Pennsylvania Dutchman. Nevertheless, I prayed for a wife. The day of my arrival on campus came and found me a bit anxious. I remembered my prayer and wondered just how God would answer it. My parents took me to the college, which was some 500 miles from home; good planning on my part the mens dorm, I figured I was safe. I planned to avoid all contact with the opposite sex as long as possible. But just as we pulled into the mens dorm parking lot, a young woman exited from the mens dorm. Remembering my prayer, I immediately amended it. God, this doesnt count. Ive not stepped out of the car yet. 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Paul Cacchioli. Edna grew up in Paterson, New Jersey, one of six children in her family. After graduation from Central High School she went to wok at a lingerie company as a machine operator. Later she took a job with Plastic Protective Inc. This company designed raincoats and boat covers among other plastic coverings. One day, as Edna walked down the hallway, she looked into a little office and saw a man reading the paper. Only a dim light was coming through a small window. She stopped and then reached around the corner of the door and hit the wall switch to turn on the light. Isnt that better? she said as she went on her way. For the first time, Paul noticed the attractive young lady that worked in the sewing department of the plant where he was a cutter. That chance meeting would be only one in a number of circumstances which some might call fate and others, a larger plan. Not too long after his graduation from Dickerson School, Paul was drafted into the U.S. Army. He took his basic training at Fort Dix and then was sent to Aberdeen Proving Grounds. After graduation from his advanced training he was assigned to the United Nations as a driver. His assignments included chauffeuring foreign dignitaries and ambassadors to various locations in New York City. On one occasion he was supposed to meet President Harry S Truman but for some reason, the President never came into town. A highlight of his tour came when he drove a limousine in a procession marking the start of the U.N. session. He and the entourage received a police escort through New York City. While Paul found the job interesting, he didnt like the traffic. After 18 months in the Army and with the end of World War II the Army decided his services were no longer needed so he was discharged. Ironically, a man that Paul had worked for during his high school days and the few months following his graduation bought Plastic Protective Inc. When Paul returned from the service, because of his work record, he was immediately hired. Thats how Edna and Paul were able to be at the right place at the right time. Engagement followed and in 1953 Paul and Edna were married. They would begin their married life on Long Island. After staying with in-laws for a while to save up some money for a down payment they built the first of three houses. It was a two bedroom home in Pompton Plains, New Jersey. Over the next few years Paul and Edna began their family. They have four children; three girls and a boy. They remain close if not in miles, certainly in heart. Edna their eldest lives in Boca Raton; Donna resides in Woodstock, Georgia, and David and Paula still live in Wayne, New Jersey. During their younger years, Paul worked hard at a chemical company called Kohnstamm. This company produces, among other things, the coloring used in cosmetics; food and drugs. Pauls duties included scheduling all shipping and receiving for this national corporation as well as dispatching for multiple deliveries. After 27 years with Kohnstamm, Paul retired. With their children grown and on their own, the loving couple decided that they had enjoyed as many harsh winters as they could stand. They decided to move to Arizona. Paul and Edna spent four and a half years in that warm western state. It was there that Paul began to wear his signature cowboy hat. The blazing sun and dry heat of Arizona is a real danger to the skin and keeping that in mind, Paul went for the wide brimmed white hat that he still proudly wears to this day. Family ties run deep for Edna and Paul and they wanted to be closer to family. After living in Arizona they moved to Pompano Beach, Florida, to be close to their daughter and new grandchild. Paul relates that during the time they were having their home built in Pompano, hurricane Andrew decided to pay a visit. The frame work for their house was destroyed and it took some time to rebuild it. In the end, it all worked out however and they spent many happy times there. One day while looking through an AARP magazine, they found a Cherrywood advertisement and decided to come take a look at Ocala. There was certainly less traffic and a lower cost of living here and they found a home that suited their needs ideally. That was 10 years ago and Edna and Paul have been happy residents ever since. They entertain their four children and enjoy sharing time with six grandchildren whenever possible. They also boast about the addition of a great grandchild to their family. They visit often. One of Ednas hobbies is cooking. Her favorite meal to cook is Italian spaghetti and it is the most requested dish her entire family. Whenever they come to visit or when she and Paul go up north, thats the first thing they ask for. Along with cooking for Paul; her family and friends; Edna is also an avid reader. Her favorite types of books were once mystery novels but not surprisingly, she now loves romance novels. This genre seems right up her alley. Both Paul and Edna are active members of Queen of Peace Catholic Church. Unknown to your reporter until this interview, Paul is an accomplished saxophone player who considered going professional after he left the service. His love for Edna and the children kept him from going on the road and thats a decision he has never regretted. You will find Paul most mornings in the pool room of the clubhouse. An excellent shot, he plays on the mens traveling billiard team. Because of his manner and style, he enjoys the respect and admiration of not only his teammates but from all who know him. Edna and Paul love their Cherrywood family and enjoy spending time with them. Gentle and devout with quick smiles, they are a beautiful couple. 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T he Ambassadors' third passport show of the season will be on Saturday, March 9, featuring vocalists Bud Conover and The Siren Sisters. Bud does dead-on impressions, quick-witted comedy as well as quality singing. The Siren Sisters are brilliant Broadway singers. Their wit and sense of humor add to a great evening of entertainment. Ticket sales will be Monday, Feb. 25, from 8 to 10 a.m. in the card room of the Orchid Club. If you cannot make the sale, please call Carol Forgette at 352873-3074 for tickets. Cost is $15 per person. Make your check payable to ORHA; please, no cash. Do You Remember? Fine Arts ShowTune in channel 12 for Len Teitler's presentation of the 2012 Fine Arts Show, narrated by Anna Boodee. It will air following "FYI" daily at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. from Feb. 15 to 22. Democratic Club of Oak Run The next meeting of the Democratic Club of Oak Run will be held on Thursday, Feb. 21, in the Orchid Club at 7 p.m. The speaker will be Democratic Committeewoman Joyce Blake. She will discuss the county's Democratic Executive Committee's plans for 2013. Elections of officers will take place at the meeting and annual dues of $5 will be collected at this time. Democrats, are you aware that there are over 1,500 registered Democrats in Oak Run? We invite you all to come to our club's meetings. Join us and see what you have been missing. How nice to have conversations with like-minded people. We are a social group as well as a political club. Coffee and cake are always served. We look forward to seeing you on Feb. 21. For more information call Sandy Wolfe.Fine Arts ShowThe Art Club of Oak Run invites Oak Run residents and guests to the 21st annual Fine Arts Show on Sunday, Feb. 24, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Palm Grove. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy the wonderful paintings, drawings and photography that will be displayed. Roam the aisles to find the perfect art for your home or for a gift. Or, just enjoy viewing the artistic creations of your fellow Oak Runners. There will be a raffle for an original watercolor by Heather Doherty entitled "On Lily Pad." You need not be present to win but raffle tickets will be available at the show. Proceeds will go toward a scholarship at CCF. There will be free refreshments. Judi Hanson will display her artwork in the Oak Run library this month. Friends of the LibraryThe Oak Run library is a great place to find a good book and more. Library cards are free to Oak Run residents. Its also a good time to join Friends of the Library. Membership is only $3 and includes five meetings per year to discuss library activities and enjoy entertainment and refreshments. The next book sale will be held Saturday, March 9, from 8 to 10 a.m during the Donut Drop-In at the Orchid Club. This is a super opportunity to find a good read at a great price! TroubadoursOur spring concert will be held on Friday, April 12, and Saturday, April 13, at 7 p.m. in Palm Grove. Ticket sales begin at the Orchid Club lobby from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. on the following dates: Mondays March 4, 11, 18, 25 and April,1, 8 Wednesdays March 6, 13, 20, 27 and April 3,10 Saturdays March 9, 23 and April 6,13 Our spring concerts are very important to us and the highlight of the year. It is our time to give back to our community. The community has always been so supportive of us and we are so appreciative. People do fill the auditorium each night and that's what makes the concerts so great. Feeling the enthusiasm makes us excited and ready to do our best. It adds to the overall success of the program. We look forward to meeting you at the ticket table and also at the concert. You can always purchase tickets at the door. So come, we look forward to seeing you. Volunteer ReadersLove to read? Love kids? Our Reading Volunteer Group is looking for enthusiastic people to visit two of our local elementary schools and read to the lower grades. It would only take up about an hour of your time, six mornings a year each (Tuesdays and Wednesdays) at Sunrise and Marion Oaks Elementary Schools. The books are selected by the teacher at the grade level you want, and you are escorted by two of the children to their classroom. Through our efforts we hope to instill in them a love of reading while opening up new horizons and adventures in the wonderful world of books. Call Addie Bambridge at 352-533-8666 to sign up or for more information. Car pooling is available for Oak Run residents, although anyone is welcome to join.Oak Run travel"S Wonderful" (trip 21) will be at the David A. Straz, Jr. Center in Tampa on April 20. This all-singing and dancing celebration of the works of brothers George and Ira Gershwin will take you back to the styles of many cities over the decades of the 30s, 40s and 50s. There are a few seats remaining so call Frank and Shirley Semmelmayer. At Ed Fletcher's Dinner Theatre on May 4 you will see "Over The River and Through The Woods" (trip 23) after enjoying a wonderful buffet. This comedy about a young man who wants to go off on his own is stymied by grandparents on both sides of his Italian-American family. Call Emily and Paul Pike for information and tickets. We are moving along toward publication of our spring-summer brochure. Our wonderful hosts made their selections known for which trips they want to host and the sale dates were set for each trip. Check your cubby near the end of February or early March for the brochure which will be on blue paper this time. Performing Arts CompanyAnother Performing Arts Company cast member in the "Odd Couple" is Arline Raguso. Her acting career got under way at the early age of 8. She had a starring role in "She Was Only A Farmer's Daughter," (she was the farmer's daughter !! ) She worked with a great drama coach Esther Mathews who coached such stars as Judy Holiday and Betty Condon. Arline met both prior to their heading to Hollywood for auditions. Judy made it big time and Betty went on to write "Cloak and Dagger" with Adolf Green. Arline's favorite roles were "Lady Macbeth" and Beatrice in "Senior Follies." She has appeared in a great number of other plays on the Oak Run stage. Her current role is Mickey, a female police officer who is in the midst of the comical mishaps on stage. She threatens to use her gun on some of them if they don't shape up. Ticket sales remain brisk with remaining February sale dates in the Orchid Club on the 23rd at the pancake breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. and the movie the same day from 6 to 6:45 p.m. Remember, if you can't make a sale date, phone Shari Weber at 352-854-0116 for the few remaining dinner theatre tables on March 21 and for shows on the 22nd through the 24th call Linda Noel at 352-873-9908. Appliqu, instructional for beginners This is a new group that meets at the Island club on the 3rd Monday of every month from 1 to 3. Each month we explore and focus our attention to one of the many techniques for preparing pattern pieces for appliqu. We will also have direction on color, design, and embellishments as they apply to appliqu We had our first meeting in January and we are 11 strong with two teachers. We have a few openings. If we exceed the number of appliqu students we can teach at any one time we will create a waiting list. We are a fun group, round table format, no dues, or bylaws. If you think this group is for you then give Pat Cicogna a call at 352-873-4196 Royal Oaks Women's 18 Hole GolfAfter a frosty start to the morning on Feb. 5, we all warmed up and played a good low-net game. And the winners were: 1st Flight 1st place Dianna Love, 2nd place Jan Tennant, 3rd place Judie Lavdas; 2nd Flight 1st place Noreen Salo, 2nd place Lynn Houghton, 3rd place B.J. Lassiter; 3rd Flight 1st place Kathy Kollar, tied for 2nd place Ginger Drake and Donna Gwin. Closest to the pin was Chris Orndorff. Bravo winners! Royal Oaks Lady NinersOn Feb. 7 we played "O.N.E.S." and in flight A: 1st. Sally Crass, 2nd. Bette Johnson, tied in 3rd. BJ Lassiter and Rae Stover. Flight B: 1st. Joyce Maddill, 2nd. Diane Dufresne, 3rd. Joan Scholl. Closest to pin on #3 was Elsa Berbig. We had two chip-ins, Bette Johnson on #4 and Sally Crass on #8. Friday, February 15, 2013 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 24 ~ Friday, February 15, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Have you ever noticed that God has a marvelous sense of humor? The young woman emerging from the mens dorm defied description. Do you remember when women rolled their hair up in big rollers? Well, this young woman had rolled her hair up in tomato cans! Nothing prepared me for such a sight. She actually looked like some space alien. I do not know what she was wearing or even what she looked like. All I could see were those tomato cans on her head. At the time, I did not know much about romance, but I knew this was not it. The next few days I did everything to avoid the womens dorm for fear I would run into her. Whenever I did see her, I crossed to the other side of the street. But the more I tried to avoid her, the more I ran into her. Prayer makes strange partners. Thinking I was making progress in my plan of avoidance, the inevitable happened. One week after arrival, my roommate invited me to come along with him and his girlfriend to a restaurant. Being the neurotic naive that I am, I said, Sure, Id love to come along. After all, I had nothing else to do and it seemed like some fun. When my roommate went to the womens dorm to pick up his girlfriend, who do you suppose was standing with his girlfriend waiting? Thats right. The young woman with the tin cans on her head. Would you believe it? The young woman with the tin cans turned out to be the sister of my roommate. It was a whirlwind romance. I met her in September and in February she asked me to marry her. In August of that year, I found myself at a church altar mumbling, do. The Bible makes this promise: Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD (Proverbs 18:22 KJV). A good wife is the find of a lifetime, as long as God is in charge of the search. 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. PASTORCONTINUED FROM PAGE 11 B e happy, its Adar! For Jews the month of Adar, which falls this year in February, contains one of the joyous if not silliest of Jewish festivals. I am referring of course to Purim, that wonderful holiday where Jews dress up in costume, retell the ancient story of their deliverance from the evil hand of Haman through the influence of the Jewish Queen Esther. During the reading of the Book of Esther, as Hamans name is read, groggers or noise makers drown out his name as the worshippers clap and stamp in complete antithesis of a traditional Jewish service. Silliness is encouraged on this day with spoofs and parodies on all subjects being allowed and encouraged by Jewish law and tradition. In Eastern Europe, the Purim Spiel, Purim Play, was always a delight. Now that I have Jewish law behind me, I wish to offer the following essay on a topic of importance to me, that is, The Stickie. Now, you ask: What is a stickie? A stickie, is a pesky, offensive little piece of goo that now becomes semipermanently attached to avocadoes, peaches, pears, plums, tomatoes, peppers, oranges, grapefruit, tangerines, kiwi fruit, star fruit, tomatoes, Asian pears, cactus, cucumbers, lemons, pomegranates, persimmons, apricots, well you get the point. Now in the old days, we used to stamp our fruits and vegetables with a blue rubber stamp. Worst thing about that way was that whatever you touched, would say the name of the fruit. I ruined four jerseys because they now all say Sunkist on it. But the best was yet to come. Enter technology and the stickie. These little labels just seem to stick to anything within two miles. I spend hours getting them off of cutting boards, Stickies knives, cereal bowls and counters. And just when I think they are gone for good, I find them sticking to the inside of the trash barrel. But that is not the worst of it nor why I needed to inform you about stickies. I must relate some incidents that will surely prove my point, whatever that is. First, I once served a salad to my guests. Somehow, a stealthy stickie slithered into the salad. My guests thought it was a new kind of vegetable. I didnt say anything. Next, there was the time one disappeared down the disposer. The plumber ended up with a shredded stickie; I got stuck with a bill for $300. Then, there was a time my son thought he could play a joke on Mom. Unbeknownst to me, he stuck a stickie to my sweater, dangerously close to my tuchus. He knew what he was doing. He retrieved it from a tomato and it said plump and juicy. Thats all I needed. Being a teacher at the time, I was fair game for pranks. When I walked into class, the students burst into laughter. It took me two hours to figure out what was going on and of course when I finally removed the stupid stickie, part of my sweater unraveled. Darren was grounded for a week for that caper. But it was the incident with the rabbi that has solidified my annoyance with stickies. My congregation had invited this hotshot rabbi from out of town to a service to be held at my house. I cleaned the house for two weeks but on the last day before the rabbi was to arrive, I could not find a stickie that had fallen to the floor while I was preparing the salad. I searched high and low, even had four of my friends who dont even need glasses search for me but the elusive gunky label was nowhere to be found. I put it all to rest figuring it was somewhere in Stickie Land, out of sight. It was during an important Torah lesson when things became apparent. As the erudite rabbi was explaining an important tenet of the holy Torah, I happened to glance down at his shoe. There on the sole was the stickie for all to see and it said Perro Peppers. Such a shanda! (Embarassment) I immediately offered to remove the offensive label while the rabbi sat there watching me attacking his shoe for two hours. Needless to say, he never returned to Ocala after that incident. Now that I have concluded my expose on stickies, I hoped you have gleaned much knowledge. My main lesson I wish to impart is oops! My breakfast peach stickie has stuck to my computer! I have gone from an Apple to a peach! May we always laugh and find joy in our daily lives and may all your stickies fall off with ease! Judis Journal Judi Siegal Christs Church of Marion CountyFriday, Feb. 15: All Church Valentine Dinner, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16: Mens Prayer Group, 8 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 17: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 18: Bible Study, 10 a.m Tuesday, Feb. 19: Womens Crafts and Fellowship, 9 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19: Womens Fellowship Meeting, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21: Prayer and Praise Group, 9 a.m. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, http://www.ccomc.org. Religion PLEASESEERELIGION PAGE15 Passport Show for March 9 will be a double Carol Wheeler Oak Run 000E0ZR THEDRESSINGROOMOCALA @ YAHOO COM C ALL FOR C ONSIGNMENT I NFORMATION 352-237-5478 7256 SW 62 ND A VENUE S UITE 3, O CALA We Are The New Supplier For Habersham Candle Co. 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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. 17 begin with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Studying through the Book of Acts, the adult classes are taught by Bill Wallett in the auditorium and the ladies class, in the Fellowship Hall, taught by Linda Brown. At the 10:45 a.m. morning worship service the FBC choir will be singing, In the Presence of Jehovah. Pastor Randall Brown will be bringing 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. FBC also meets on Wednesday at 7 p.m. for Bible study and prayer. All are welcome to attend. Friendship Baptist Church is at 9510 S.W. 105th St., off of State Road 200. The church phone is 352-237-2640. Chabad of Marion County Purim in New York City is Chabad of Marion Countys creative twist this year on their traditional Purim party, to accommodate the anticipated crowds of men, women and children who throng Chabad for their annual Purim celebrations. On Purim, Chabad is the place to be! Chabads grand Purim Bash will be held at the Hilton of Ocala, Sunday, Feb. 24, 5 p.m. The celebration will begin with a unique Multimedia Megillah Reading, followed by exciting, music, hamentashen, Authentic New York Deli dinner buffet, face painting and a live Broadway Show. In the spirit of Purim, come in a New York style costume to be included in the lively competition where judges will award prizes to contestants with the most innovative or funny costumes. All are welcome to join regardless of affiliation or background, no membership required. The cost is $12 per adult and free under the age of 12. Purim celebrates the salvation of the Jewish people, in the year 3405 from Creation (356 bce), from Hamans plot to destroy, kill and annihilate all the Jews, young and old, infants and women, in a single day. (Purim literally means lots for Haman determined the day of annihilation by throwing a lottery.) It is observed by public readings of the megillah Scroll of Esther, sending food portions to friends, giving gifts of money to the poor, and enjoying a festive meal accompanied with joyous drink. To RSVP or for more information on Chabads Purim festivities or more on the holiday of Purim and its observances, contact Chabad of Marion County at 352-291-2218 info@jewishmarion.org or log on to www.JewishMairon.org Friday, February 15, 2013 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 22 ~ Friday, February 15, 2013 www.smcitizen.com RELIGION CONTINUED FROM PAGE 13 BY ELOISE HOLLYFIELD ejh2025@gmail.com Club events and travel opportunities constitute this weeks OTOW Happenings. New England ClubDuring the Jan. 17 social, the New England Club celebrated Benjamin Franklins birthday. Everyone enjoyed trying to answer the tough trivia questions that were passed around. When you have some free time look up this very important person in our history; there are some amazing facts and many inventions by this amazing man. The guest speaker was Larry Robinson, Trainer at On Top of the World. Larry offered many valuable suggestions to everyone on how to keep or get their bodies in shape as everyone ages and how important and beneficial it is to everyones physical and mental health. The next meeting is on Thursday, Feb. 21, 1 p.m. Our own Gates Landry will be performing. And please remember, this months meeting will be in the Health and Recreation Ballroom (a change of venue from the Arbor club for this month only). Coffee is provided by the club. Refreshments are provided by club members. Please bring your own cold soda or water. Membership fees are $10/per person/per club year (October through May). There will be a 50/50 drawing, as well as chances to buy tickets to win a beautiful homemade afghan made by Marge Robinson. There will also be many opportunities to will one of 15 door prizes. Club Schedule: Feb. 21, 1 p.m.Health & Recreation Ballroom March 21, 1 p.m. Arbor Club Ballroom April 18, 1 p.m. Arbor Club Ballroom May 16, 1 p.m. Arbor Club Ballroom New members are always welcome please join in the fun. You do not have to be from New England to join our club; a love of New England is all you need. For more information, contact Donnamarie at 207-212-6529. Travel ToppersDont miss out on the Eastern Caribbean Cruise on the Royal Princess, Jan. 26 to Feb. 2, 2014. The Royal Cruise is a new ship that is currently under construction and has many new features sure to please our seniors. They will offer a larger top deck pool, reserved just for adults, featuring plush private cabanas with a dazzling evening water and light show.. The atrium will be larger and have additional entertainment and casual dining options. There will also be a Sea Walk. The ship will sail from Fort Lauderdale to Princess Cays, Bahamas; St. Thomas and St. Maarten. Passport is required. Insurance is available and strongly recommended. Call for the very favorable rates for all classes of cabin. Prices include all port charges and government fees, and the payments t can be made by credit card or check. Costs and answers to all your questions can be obtained by calling Inge Gaitch at 237-7428; please call only from 9-4p.m. Call soon, as people all around the world are very excited about the Princess Lines newest ship. Dont miss next weeks Citizen for information on our ever popular Mothers/Fathers Day trips. Also, call OTOW New England Club honors Benjamin Franklin PLEASESEEOTOW PAGE16 ily handled, and will address all your questions. Lunch follows the presentation and will include a carousel of cold meats, cheese tray, chips, fresh fruit and Black Forest cake. Please reserve your seat by purchasing a $1 ticket at our Tuesday Socials beginning Feb. 26 or in the Activities Office during regular ticket sale hours. Your $1 will be returned to you upon attendance. Shuffleboard challengeThe next Ladies vs. Men Shuffleboard Challenge is scheduled for this Sunday, Feb. 17, at 1 p.m. The ladies are inching closer to achieving victory, and this might be the match that does it. If you would like to participate, please put your name on the sign-up sheet hanging on the Activity Wall in the Lifestyle Center. Or just come by and cheer for your friends and neighbors. All are welcome. Mah Jongg winnersThe Jan. 26 Mah Jongg Marathon, organized by Carolyn Salzlein, is an annual event here in the community. Its a full day of fun playing Mah Jongg with a break for lunch; and this years winners of the Marathon were Thelma Marsh in third place, Lorraine Russo in second place, and Art Salzlein in first. The Mah Jongg group plays on Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. and on Thursday afternoons at 1 p.m. in the Library. New players are invited to join in. Sit and Be Fit Drop by the new Sit and Be Fit video exercise class now being offered in the Lifestyle Center at 10 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. We have 20, half-hour episodes, which will rotate on a bi-weekly basis, all of which include a full body workout designed to strengthen, stretch and improve overall functioning of the body. The programs are upbeat and lively, featuring a variety of fun movements and music. It is suggested that you bring a towel with you to the class, and a resistance band if you have one, as they may be used for various exercises. The class is free and open to Marion Landing residents and their guests only; no registration is required. We hope to see you there. Gentle YogaPractice gentle yoga and discover simple and effective poses to reduce stress and achieve optimal health, vitality and serenity. This class is led by fitness instructor Mary Pat Giffin and involves standing and seated poses to strengthen, stretch and improve balance with a little bit of Tai-Chi included for flexibility. Format includes a chair; and please bring a mat for floor-work. Gentle Yoga meets Tuesdays at 11 a.m. in the Lifestyle Center. Each session is $5. Please sign up on the sheet posted on the Activity Wall.Travel newsIf you are interested in any of the trips listed below, details are available on the flyers posted on the Travel Board in the Lifestyle Center, or you may call 237-7152 for more information. Trips are open to the general public if space allows. Dont miss the two-day spring casino trip to Fort Lauderdale on May 1 and 2. Package price is $130 per person/double occupancy, and $170 for single occupancy at the La Quinta Inn in Coral Springs, with a continental breakfast and three casino visits: one to Hard Rock Casino and two to Coconut Creek Casino. Round-trip motor coach from Marion Landing and driver tips are included, and you will receive back a total of $85 in free play and $20 in food coupons. Host Pat also makes the bus ride more enjoyable by having games, refreshments, prizes and surprises. Full payment is due at time of reservations and are non-refundable. This trip will sell out, so make your reservation early. Travel to the Sonnentag Theatre at the Ice House in Mount Dora on May 18 to enjoy the comedy The Perfect Wedding. Find out what happens when a man wakes up in the bridal suite on his wedding day with an attractive, naked and unfamiliargirl in bed beside him. In a few moments, here comes the bride, and pandemonium ensues. This play is sure to leave you laughing. The cost is $75 and includes lunch at a local restaurant. Reserve your seat now for a matinee show at the Sleuths Mystery Dinner Theatre on Thursday, July 25. Kim & Scott Tie the Knot is an Italian wedding murder mystery with audience participation. You become the detective as you as you try to solve the crime putting together clues that are sure to puzzle and amuse you. The cost is $75 and includes round-trip motor coach; reserved seats; complete luncheon with choice of Cornish hen, lasagna, or prime rib and dessert, unlimited beer, wine and soda and all taxes and gratuities. The bus departs at approximately 10 a.m. and return at approximately 5 p.m. Visit the Smoky Mountains and Pigeon Forge from Oct. 6-12. Enjoy the fall foliage, great shows and meals on this seven day, six night excursion which includes ten meals, six breakfasts and four dinners. Tour the Smoky Mountain National Park, visit downtown Gatlinburg, see many of the shows in Pigeon Forge such as Smoky Mountain Spry, Cirque de Chine, Smith Family, Hatfield McCoy Dinner Show, and more. Mark your calendar for Jan. 19 to 26, 2014 (yes, thats 2014) for a western Caribbean cruise on Freedom of the Seas. You will visit ports in Labadee (Haiti), Jamaica, Grand Cayman and Cozumel. More information is listed on the Travel Board. Save this date if you are interested in a spring vacation in 2014, our Travel Club has made plans for a terrific European riverboat cruise on the Elbe River. Enjoy time in Berlin, Dresden, Wittenberg and Prague and includes 7 nights aboard the M/S River Allegro, which was built specifically for cruising the Elbe, and was recently refurbished with the travelers' needs and comfort in mind. More details on this spectacular trip are listed in the brochure posted on the Travel Board. Diane Bress is Marion Landings Activities Director and an employee of Leland Management, Inc. 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Friday, February 15, 2013 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com 16 ~ Friday, February 15, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Audrey Mangan at 352-854-7074 about Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat. The show will be at the Show Palace on Saturday, March 23. The cost is $73 for the show, a delicious meal, and coach and driver and meal tips. Be advised that this show is sold out, but there is a waiting list, so if you are interested in attending, call the number listed above a.s.a.p. Lions Club 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 Randal 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! OTOWCONTINUED FROM PAGE 15 Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com A t the Feb. 5 Tuesday Social, Board Treasurer Jim Adwell presented Frankie Trepac with the Marion Landing Volunteer Recognition Award. He said, This month we are doing something a little different by honoring one of our silent volunteers, a person who has helped a lot of people in the community without many people knowing about it. If someone needs a ride to the doctor or to go shopping, she is there for them. If a woman needs to have her hair done, she will do it. If someone needs a helping hand, or just someone to talk to, she is on the job. She also volunteers to help in the kitchen at bingo, and I'm told you can find her pretty much every week playing dominos in the library. It is my pleasure to introduce our Volunteer Recognition Award recipient, Frankie Trepac. Frankies engraved plaque will join the more than 153 other volunteers recognized by the community since 2001, all of which are posted in the Lifestyle Center. Award recipients are chosen from a list of residents who are nominated for the award by their peers. If you would like to nominate a fellow resident for a volunteer recognition award, please forward your recommendation, in writing, to a board member, member of the Activities Support Committee, or the activities director.Landing Lites concertThe Landing Lites will perform their spring Pops Concert on Saturday, March 9, at 7 p.m. in the Lifestyle Center. This promises to be a fabulous program with lots of pizzazz, said Floyd Hickman, Landing Lites director. The Chorus is featuring hits from a number of Broadway musicals, such as 42nd Street, Kiss Me Kate, Funny Girl, Gypsy, The Fantastics, Porgy & Bess, Chicago, The Wizard of Oz, and music from films. Two outstanding soloists will be showcased: Firefighter Joseph McMillian, who has a spectacular voice and has sung in many different venues throughout Marion and Alachua counties, will perform his signature song, Bring Him Home from Les Miserables; and Engineer Pete Axson, an outstanding trumpet player, member of Kingdom of the Sun Band, and a student of Bob Brouillard will perform with his final selection being the upbeat When the Saints Go Marching In. Tickets for the concert are $5 and are on sale at Tuesday morning Socials and in the Activities Office during regular ticket sale hours, as well as at the door. Register for Senior GamesThe Marion Landing Senior Games, which are open to all Marion Landing residents, will take place from April 1 through April 13, culminating in the Breakfast of Champions on Saturday, April 20, at 8 a.m. There are 40 events in which you may participate; and of the 40 events, 26 are eligible for the coveted Ed Morgan Fitness Award. To register, please fill out the entry form enclosed in your packet which was delivered to your door in your February Communicator, and return it, with your entry fee of $10 per participant, at one of the February Tuesday Socials or to the Activities Office during regular office hours. Registration packets are also available in the Activities Office. You may sign up for as many or as few events as you wish. The games are always fun with lots of friendly competition and wonderful camaraderie. Good luck, be careful and let the games begin! Resident wins national contest Marion Landings own Kathy Keables entered the First for Women magazines contest to caption a photo which would appear in the magazines Smile File section. The picture was of a dog destroying a couch cushion (with the cushions stuffing pulled out), and Kathy came up with the caption Oh youre home early. Her caption was a winner, and she was awarded first place and placement in the magazines Feb. 25 issue. Humor is vital for our mental health at any age, said Kathy, and laughter is the best medicine. Free luncheon seminarDr. Doug Routledge of Roberts Funeral Homes will host a free informational luncheon seminar on Thursday, March 14, at 11 a.m. in the Lifestyle Center. The topic of this seminar is Communication: Lifes Toughest Assignment in the Face of Death. In one of the most difficult experiences of life, when emotions are so turbulent, this seminar will address how we talk to ourselves, our families and our friends about this experience. Dr. Routledge is a gifted speaker who presents this serious information with a sensitive humor that makes this difficult topic more easVolunteer recognition this month goes to Frankie Trepac Diane Bress Marion Landing PHOTO BY DIANE BRESSVolunteer Recognition Award recipient Frankie Trepac, left, with Board Treasurer Jim Adwell. PLEASESEELANDING PAGE22 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 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 7768 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala (352) 237-4633 www.countrysideocala.org Welcome to Countryside Presbyterian Church (USA) Sunday Worship 10:30 am Sunday Bible Study 9:00 am Tuesday Bible Study 2:00 pm Pastor Gary O. Marshall Inspiring Traditional Worship 000DT3J 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 0 0 0 D C K Q Sunday Bible Study 9:30 a.m. Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Pastor: Matt Hunt Assoc. Pastor Kevin Hunt (Independent) 6158 SW Hwy. 200 Jasmine Plaza Ocala, FL 34476 873-4705 FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH (Disciples of Christ) Worship: 10:30 AM Sunday School: 9:15 AM (352) 629-6485 www.firstchristianocala.org 1908 S.E. Ft. King St. (Next to Marion Technical Institute) First Christian Church of Ocala Nursery Provided 0 0 0 D P 7 L Revs. Terry & Mary Beth Harper, Pastors See us on Facebook 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 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 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. 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McSwain, Jr., Pastor 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 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 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 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) 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 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 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 000DW2S Wine & Cheese Social Friday, February 22nd 4:00 6:00 p.m. Start some new friendships with Hawthorne Estates. Enjoy delectable wine and cheese while meeting new friends in a welcoming atmosphere that feels like home. Our community offers seniors an enriching lifestyle with many amenities that include: Chef-prepared meals daily from scratch Engaging activities Transportation and housekeeping So much more! *Please RSVP to 237-7776 Ext. 255 Welcome to Hawthorne. Welcome home. New friends in a new place.

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Friday, February 15, 2013 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 20 ~ Friday, February 15, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Team 1 Players, Larry Lee, Paul Cacchioli, Lou Hauguel, Rich Hurley Team 1 Leader, Larry George, Rich Juber. CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 19 wood karaoke singers. Complimented by more than 10,000 songs, Bill will have what ever tune youd like to hear. We are looking forward to a great turn out for this debut of new equipment. Even the display screen is new allowing the singer to face the audience. Of course you can bring snacks and drinks as you wish to add to the fun. Come out and sing as if no one was listening; dance as if no one was watching and laugh as if everyone was laughing with you. Craft Show well receivedCherrywoods first ever Spring Craft Show was very successful with large crowds and many vendors praising the results. Geri is to be congratulated on putting this entire program together with a full compliment of crafters on hand to sell everything from hand made purses; to note cards; to wind chimes. The food was excellent and Eve and her committee sold out the hot dogs; sandwiches and chips. The Songbirds bake sale did well also as did the sales for the craft raffle and gift basket. Thanks to everyone who came out. Special thanks to not only our residents but the community in general. Saint Pattys Day dance Mark your calendar and get out your Kelly Green attire; Saint Patricks Day is coming up. March 16 from 6 until 10 the clubhouse will be sporting traditional colors and decorations in keeping with the day. Rich Becotte will be playing a variety of Irish tunes mixed with the songs we all love to dance to. Rich has a huge library of music of all types so if you dont hear the song or songs you like, just ask and he will put them on for us. Finger foods will be served and naturally, you can bring along your own beverage of choice. You can see Geri for tickets to this gala annual celebration of everything Irish. Models We have received a new donation of hand crafted model planes; tanks; ships and other military vehicles for the Veterans Club. These beautiful models will be on display from noon on March 7 until 2 p.m. when the Veterans Club meeting begins. You are welcome to select those items you would like and make a donation. Everyone in the community is welcome to come and visit this display, not just Cherrywood residents or veterans. You will find the perfect gift for your loved one that served; an item that will jog memories; or a piece of nostalgia among these models. Stop by and take a look. Pool tournament Our two mens traveling pool teams made out quite well this past week with two close wins over OTW. Travel Team One and Travel Team Two are the names of the teams and while their names lack imagination when it comes to their skill level they often carry the day. As you might imagine the competition is friendly but fierce in the league and these players take the game seriously. If you have any interest in the game, most mornings at 9 oclock you can find these players and others practicing; learning and honing their skills. If you are new to the game, feel free to ask for some instructions and help in getting started. All of our players are friendly and willing to help out beginners. If you are a more accomplished shooter come out and improve your skills against other players. You may or may not take the game serious but which ever you choose, you cant find more fun than shooting pool at Cherrywood. Accordion ClubDick Richards presents the Ocala Accordion Club on Feb. 27 at 5:30 in the Cherrywood clubhouse. Bring some refreshments and sit back in the relaxed atmosphere and listen to professional and amateur musicians playing all your favorite tunes. Every genre of music and every era of songs can be heard at this concert like event. Youll hear big band and jazz; show tunes and old favorites; polkas and pop. Nearly all the instruments from accordion to keyboards; brass and woodwinds are represented. This evening of entertainment is totally free and generally speaking, brings out a very large crowd to enjoy the performances. Dick is the emcee and leader of this very popular event so be sure to say thanks. Spotlight on Excellence Each week we feature an individual couple who have an interesting past; a promising future or who have made a contribution to the quality of life in our community. This week the spotlight shines on a special couple who recently celebrated 60 years of marriage; Edna and Team 2 Players, Dave Bragdon Team 2 Leader, Guggi Guglielmi, George Wilson, John Fazio, Jim Hall, Ron Sanders, Mick James SEE CHERRYWOOD PAGE25 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 11100 SW 93 Ct. Rd. 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Comedy Night ticketsTickets are going fast for Cherrywoods Spring Comedy Fest. While this event is free to our residents, you are urged to get your tickets and reservations before they are all gone. Our featured entertainer is Jim Moody, who is well known in the Central Florida area as the Crowd Teaser. With his unique brand of magic and comedy mix, Jim is able to interact and delight audiences. He describes his routine as Out of sleeve magic with off the cuff comedy. There will be two performances on March 4. The first show is at 5:30 and the second will be at 7:30. Light snacks; iced tea and lemonade will be available. Share a great night of fun and magic with Jim Moody; your friends and neighbors. Blood drive On March 27 in front of the clubhouse, youll find the Big Red Bus taking donations of life saving blood. You can contact Geri to sign up and it only takes a few minutes. You can be confident that the well trained professionals in charge of blood collection will treat you very well and ease whatever nervousness you might have. Hours of collection are from 9 a.m. until noon. There is no substitute for blood and only people can supply it. Be a hero; save a life on March 27. Spaghetti dinnerYou wont want to miss out on the Veterans Club spaghetti dinner on March 23. Dinner begins at 5 p.m. with a menu of spaghetti and meatballs (4 pp); salad; bread; iced tea or lemonade; and dessert. Bob Pace will provide the entertainment including Italian music during dinner; entertainment and dance music for the rest of the evening. Bob is a well known accordionist and keyboard player all over central Florida since moving here from Buffalo. Delicious food; excellent entertainment and a door prize are yours for just $6 per person. There is a limited number of seats available so hurry and get your tickets soon. You dont want to miss out on this great evening. Oh, and if youre so inclined, dont forget to bring your Chianti or other adult beverage to enjoy with and after dinner. Proceeds from this event go to your Veterans Club so please be supportive. Trivia NightQuizmaster Donna James has all the Valentines Day questions lined up; the big screen is ready; the answer sheets are printed; now all we need is you. On Feb. 26 at 6 p.m. sharp the games will begin. Players divide into teams of three or four members and match their knowledge with other teams. If you dont have a team, come out anyway and youll be assigned one. Its a great way to meet new people and have a fun evening. Cost per player is just one dollar and after the prize money is given out to the winners, the rest is sent to the Wounded Warrior Project. To date over $200 has been donated to this worthy program. You will enjoy the fun and the challenge with your friends and neighbors so come out for Trivia Night at Cherrywood. Bring your friends; your liquid refreshments of choice and your snacks to the clubhouse for a great night. Cribbage ClubThere is a group of people who play Cribbage here at Cherrywood every Tuesday from 12:30 until 2:30 in the library of the clubhouse. Your humble correspondent had never sat in with them until last week. All skill levels are represented from beginners to experienced and accomplished players. The games are interesting, challenging and just plain fun. The Cribbage Club is for you if you have ever wanted to learn how to play this game or if you know how to play and want to be part of a really enjoyable group. Bring your skills; your interest; your curiosity but by all means bring your sense of humor because you will use all of these at the Cribbage Club. Karaoke Night returns On Feb. 23 at 7 in the evening, Bill LaVertue will crank up his brand new sound system to play for all the Cherry-Friday, February 15, 2013 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 18 ~ Friday, February 15, 2013 www.smcitizen.com A fter its winter break, the Veterans Club met on Feb. 7 with John Deakins, the representative from Fisher House in Gainesville, as the guest speaker. He thanked the membership and community for their continued support of that project. John reported that because of our veterans and the other organizations within the state of Florida, the $5 million goal has been reached and the infrastructure for the facility is in place. Building has begun and the first guests should be in place around Christmas time this year. President Bill Mahar thanked John for coming and presented him with a Cherrywood Veterans Club coffee mug. We are grateful to John for keeping us up to date on this very worthy program. Next months meeting should be extremely interesting. William Wood of the Submarine Veterans Of America Inc. will be our guest speaker. He will bring with him a 24 foot working model submarine and will answer questions regarding missions; equipment; living conditions and provide other information concerning this elite branch of service. In addition, March is the meeting in which officers for the board are nominated. All interested parties should be at this meeting on Thursday, March 1 at 2 p.m. As always, liquid refreshments are served on the patio after the meeting. NewcomersThe Welcoming Committee will host our new residents at a coffee hour on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 10 a.m. This helpful social gathering will provide all of our newcomers with a package of information; maps and suggestions. In addition, representatives of the Vets Club; CERT; Activities and Entertainment committees and others will be in attendance to explain the various opportunities available in our very active community. If youve never attended one of these socials, please contact me at urperssec@yahoo.com and let me know youll be coming. Refreshments will be served at this informal meet and greet event. Camera Club On Friday, March 1, the Shutterbugs are headed to Rainbow Springs State Park for a special photo shoot. We will car pool at 9:45 a.m. from the clubhouse. Admission to the State Park is just $2 and it offers great opportunities for nature photography. The park features waterfalls; azaleas; numerous water and plant features to say nothing of an abundance of wildlife. The trip should be an inspiration to everyone but especially to those of us with a camera and the desire to capture natures beauty. We are looking forward to the trip as one of the highlights of our season. The photos will be judged at the April meeting and a prize awarded. All are welcome so bring your camera; your curiosity; your abilities and your love of nature and join us. Please take note that the Camera Club meets only once a month on the first Friday of each month.Marion County Kidney Disease 5KA little over a month ago we set out to field a team of runners and walkers to take part in the Marion County Kidney Foundation annual 5K fund raising event. The goal was to double the number of people taking part in last years event which would have been about 25 participants. Proudly I can announce that we have nearly tripled the number of last years runners. This years team is called the Cherrywood Skippers in honor of Skip and Trude Smith. Skip and Trude, the subject of last weeks Spotlight on Excellence feature in this column, are dearly loved residents of our community. Under the excellent leadership of Holly Bragdon, the Skippers are receiving donations and registrations at a record pace. Participants will meet at the clubhouse at 6:30 on the morning of March 2 and car pool over to Baseline Road Florida Greenway Trail. The event begins at 8 a.m. for the runners and five minutes later for the walkers. You can come out and cheer our team on by going to 4225 S.E. 58th Ave. in Ocala and most importantly, you can pledge or register by contacting Holly at 352-873-8223. You dont need to be a Cherrywood resident to pledge or take part. Veterans Club is back after taking winter break John Everlove Cherrywood John Deakins, left, with Bill Mahar. PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD PAGE19 CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 18 Cribbage Players, Al Nemchek, Sarah Blair, Avis Millett, Suzanne Gammell, Geri Bosma. PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD PAGE20 000E1JN 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 & Shrub Spraying In-Home Pest Control Termite Treatments Landscaping Mole & Gopher Treatments Rodent Control FREE INSPECTION $ 20 OFF your first service when you join our family of satisfied customers. (New customers only). 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Comedy Night ticketsTickets are going fast for Cherrywoods Spring Comedy Fest. While this event is free to our residents, you are urged to get your tickets and reservations before they are all gone. Our featured entertainer is Jim Moody, who is well known in the Central Florida area as the Crowd Teaser. With his unique brand of magic and comedy mix, Jim is able to interact and delight audiences. He describes his routine as Out of sleeve magic with off the cuff comedy. There will be two performances on March 4. The first show is at 5:30 and the second will be at 7:30. Light snacks; iced tea and lemonade will be available. Share a great night of fun and magic with Jim Moody; your friends and neighbors. Blood drive On March 27 in front of the clubhouse, youll find the Big Red Bus taking donations of life saving blood. You can contact Geri to sign up and it only takes a few minutes. You can be confident that the well trained professionals in charge of blood collection will treat you very well and ease whatever nervousness you might have. Hours of collection are from 9 a.m. until noon. There is no substitute for blood and only people can supply it. Be a hero; save a life on March 27. Spaghetti dinnerYou wont want to miss out on the Veterans Club spaghetti dinner on March 23. Dinner begins at 5 p.m. with a menu of spaghetti and meatballs (4 pp); salad; bread; iced tea or lemonade; and dessert. Bob Pace will provide the entertainment including Italian music during dinner; entertainment and dance music for the rest of the evening. Bob is a well known accordionist and keyboard player all over central Florida since moving here from Buffalo. Delicious food; excellent entertainment and a door prize are yours for just $6 per person. There is a limited number of seats available so hurry and get your tickets soon. You dont want to miss out on this great evening. Oh, and if youre so inclined, dont forget to bring your Chianti or other adult beverage to enjoy with and after dinner. Proceeds from this event go to your Veterans Club so please be supportive. Trivia NightQuizmaster Donna James has all the Valentines Day questions lined up; the big screen is ready; the answer sheets are printed; now all we need is you. On Feb. 26 at 6 p.m. sharp the games will begin. Players divide into teams of three or four members and match their knowledge with other teams. If you dont have a team, come out anyway and youll be assigned one. Its a great way to meet new people and have a fun evening. Cost per player is just one dollar and after the prize money is given out to the winners, the rest is sent to the Wounded Warrior Project. To date over $200 has been donated to this worthy program. You will enjoy the fun and the challenge with your friends and neighbors so come out for Trivia Night at Cherrywood. Bring your friends; your liquid refreshments of choice and your snacks to the clubhouse for a great night. Cribbage ClubThere is a group of people who play Cribbage here at Cherrywood every Tuesday from 12:30 until 2:30 in the library of the clubhouse. Your humble correspondent had never sat in with them until last week. All skill levels are represented from beginners to experienced and accomplished players. The games are interesting, challenging and just plain fun. The Cribbage Club is for you if you have ever wanted to learn how to play this game or if you know how to play and want to be part of a really enjoyable group. Bring your skills; your interest; your curiosity but by all means bring your sense of humor because you will use all of these at the Cribbage Club. Karaoke Night returns On Feb. 23 at 7 in the evening, Bill LaVertue will crank up his brand new sound system to play for all the Cherry-Friday, February 15, 2013 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 18 ~ Friday, February 15, 2013 www.smcitizen.com A fter its winter break, the Veterans Club met on Feb. 7 with John Deakins, the representative from Fisher House in Gainesville, as the guest speaker. He thanked the membership and community for their continued support of that project. John reported that because of our veterans and the other organizations within the state of Florida, the $5 million goal has been reached and the infrastructure for the facility is in place. Building has begun and the first guests should be in place around Christmas time this year. President Bill Mahar thanked John for coming and presented him with a Cherrywood Veterans Club coffee mug. We are grateful to John for keeping us up to date on this very worthy program. Next months meeting should be extremely interesting. William Wood of the Submarine Veterans Of America Inc. will be our guest speaker. He will bring with him a 24 foot working model submarine and will answer questions regarding missions; equipment; living conditions and provide other information concerning this elite branch of service. In addition, March is the meeting in which officers for the board are nominated. All interested parties should be at this meeting on Thursday, March 1 at 2 p.m. As always, liquid refreshments are served on the patio after the meeting. NewcomersThe Welcoming Committee will host our new residents at a coffee hour on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 10 a.m. This helpful social gathering will provide all of our newcomers with a package of information; maps and suggestions. In addition, representatives of the Vets Club; CERT; Activities and Entertainment committees and others will be in attendance to explain the various opportunities available in our very active community. If youve never attended one of these socials, please contact me at urperssec@yahoo.com and let me know youll be coming. Refreshments will be served at this informal meet and greet event. Camera Club On Friday, March 1, the Shutterbugs are headed to Rainbow Springs State Park for a special photo shoot. We will car pool at 9:45 a.m. from the clubhouse. Admission to the State Park is just $2 and it offers great opportunities for nature photography. The park features waterfalls; azaleas; numerous water and plant features to say nothing of an abundance of wildlife. The trip should be an inspiration to everyone but especially to those of us with a camera and the desire to capture natures beauty. We are looking forward to the trip as one of the highlights of our season. The photos will be judged at the April meeting and a prize awarded. All are welcome so bring your camera; your curiosity; your abilities and your love of nature and join us. Please take note that the Camera Club meets only once a month on the first Friday of each month.Marion County Kidney Disease 5KA little over a month ago we set out to field a team of runners and walkers to take part in the Marion County Kidney Foundation annual 5K fund raising event. The goal was to double the number of people taking part in last years event which would have been about 25 participants. Proudly I can announce that we have nearly tripled the number of last years runners. This years team is called the Cherrywood Skippers in honor of Skip and Trude Smith. Skip and Trude, the subject of last weeks Spotlight on Excellence feature in this column, are dearly loved residents of our community. Under the excellent leadership of Holly Bragdon, the Skippers are receiving donations and registrations at a record pace. Participants will meet at the clubhouse at 6:30 on the morning of March 2 and car pool over to Baseline Road Florida Greenway Trail. The event begins at 8 a.m. for the runners and five minutes later for the walkers. You can come out and cheer our team on by going to 4225 S.E. 58th Ave. in Ocala and most importantly, you can pledge or register by contacting Holly at 352-873-8223. You dont need to be a Cherrywood resident to pledge or take part. Veterans Club is back after taking winter break John Everlove Cherrywood John Deakins, left, with Bill Mahar. PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD PAGE19 CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 18 Cribbage Players, Al Nemchek, Sarah Blair, Avis Millett, Suzanne Gammell, Geri Bosma. PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD PAGE20 000E1JN 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 & Shrub Spraying In-Home Pest Control Termite Treatments Landscaping Mole & Gopher Treatments Rodent Control FREE INSPECTION $ 20 OFF your first service when you join our family of satisfied customers. (New customers only). 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Friday, February 15, 2013 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 20 ~ Friday, February 15, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Team 1 Players, Larry Lee, Paul Cacchioli, Lou Hauguel, Rich Hurley Team 1 Leader, Larry George, Rich Juber. CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 19 wood karaoke singers. Complimented by more than 10,000 songs, Bill will have what ever tune youd like to hear. We are looking forward to a great turn out for this debut of new equipment. Even the display screen is new allowing the singer to face the audience. Of course you can bring snacks and drinks as you wish to add to the fun. Come out and sing as if no one was listening; dance as if no one was watching and laugh as if everyone was laughing with you. Craft Show well receivedCherrywoods first ever Spring Craft Show was very successful with large crowds and many vendors praising the results. Geri is to be congratulated on putting this entire program together with a full compliment of crafters on hand to sell everything from hand made purses; to note cards; to wind chimes. The food was excellent and Eve and her committee sold out the hot dogs; sandwiches and chips. The Songbirds bake sale did well also as did the sales for the craft raffle and gift basket. Thanks to everyone who came out. Special thanks to not only our residents but the community in general. Saint Pattys Day dance Mark your calendar and get out your Kelly Green attire; Saint Patricks Day is coming up. March 16 from 6 until 10 the clubhouse will be sporting traditional colors and decorations in keeping with the day. Rich Becotte will be playing a variety of Irish tunes mixed with the songs we all love to dance to. Rich has a huge library of music of all types so if you dont hear the song or songs you like, just ask and he will put them on for us. Finger foods will be served and naturally, you can bring along your own beverage of choice. You can see Geri for tickets to this gala annual celebration of everything Irish. Models We have received a new donation of hand crafted model planes; tanks; ships and other military vehicles for the Veterans Club. These beautiful models will be on display from noon on March 7 until 2 p.m. when the Veterans Club meeting begins. You are welcome to select those items you would like and make a donation. Everyone in the community is welcome to come and visit this display, not just Cherrywood residents or veterans. You will find the perfect gift for your loved one that served; an item that will jog memories; or a piece of nostalgia among these models. Stop by and take a look. Pool tournament Our two mens traveling pool teams made out quite well this past week with two close wins over OTW. Travel Team One and Travel Team Two are the names of the teams and while their names lack imagination when it comes to their skill level they often carry the day. As you might imagine the competition is friendly but fierce in the league and these players take the game seriously. If you have any interest in the game, most mornings at 9 oclock you can find these players and others practicing; learning and honing their skills. If you are new to the game, feel free to ask for some instructions and help in getting started. All of our players are friendly and willing to help out beginners. If you are a more accomplished shooter come out and improve your skills against other players. You may or may not take the game serious but which ever you choose, you cant find more fun than shooting pool at Cherrywood. Accordion ClubDick Richards presents the Ocala Accordion Club on Feb. 27 at 5:30 in the Cherrywood clubhouse. Bring some refreshments and sit back in the relaxed atmosphere and listen to professional and amateur musicians playing all your favorite tunes. Every genre of music and every era of songs can be heard at this concert like event. Youll hear big band and jazz; show tunes and old favorites; polkas and pop. Nearly all the instruments from accordion to keyboards; brass and woodwinds are represented. This evening of entertainment is totally free and generally speaking, brings out a very large crowd to enjoy the performances. Dick is the emcee and leader of this very popular event so be sure to say thanks. Spotlight on Excellence Each week we feature an individual couple who have an interesting past; a promising future or who have made a contribution to the quality of life in our community. 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Friday, February 15, 2013 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com 16 ~ Friday, February 15, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Audrey Mangan at 352-854-7074 about Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat. The show will be at the Show Palace on Saturday, March 23. The cost is $73 for the show, a delicious meal, and coach and driver and meal tips. Be advised that this show is sold out, but there is a waiting list, so if you are interested in attending, call the number listed above a.s.a.p. Lions Club 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 Randal 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! OTOWCONTINUED FROM PAGE 15 Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com A t the Feb. 5 Tuesday Social, Board Treasurer Jim Adwell presented Frankie Trepac with the Marion Landing Volunteer Recognition Award. He said, This month we are doing something a little different by honoring one of our silent volunteers, a person who has helped a lot of people in the community without many people knowing about it. If someone needs a ride to the doctor or to go shopping, she is there for them. If a woman needs to have her hair done, she will do it. If someone needs a helping hand, or just someone to talk to, she is on the job. She also volunteers to help in the kitchen at bingo, and I'm told you can find her pretty much every week playing dominos in the library. It is my pleasure to introduce our Volunteer Recognition Award recipient, Frankie Trepac. Frankies engraved plaque will join the more than 153 other volunteers recognized by the community since 2001, all of which are posted in the Lifestyle Center. Award recipients are chosen from a list of residents who are nominated for the award by their peers. If you would like to nominate a fellow resident for a volunteer recognition award, please forward your recommendation, in writing, to a board member, member of the Activities Support Committee, or the activities director.Landing Lites concertThe Landing Lites will perform their spring Pops Concert on Saturday, March 9, at 7 p.m. in the Lifestyle Center. This promises to be a fabulous program with lots of pizzazz, said Floyd Hickman, Landing Lites director. The Chorus is featuring hits from a number of Broadway musicals, such as 42nd Street, Kiss Me Kate, Funny Girl, Gypsy, The Fantastics, Porgy & Bess, Chicago, The Wizard of Oz, and music from films. Two outstanding soloists will be showcased: Firefighter Joseph McMillian, who has a spectacular voice and has sung in many different venues throughout Marion and Alachua counties, will perform his signature song, Bring Him Home from Les Miserables; and Engineer Pete Axson, an outstanding trumpet player, member of Kingdom of the Sun Band, and a student of Bob Brouillard will perform with his final selection being the upbeat When the Saints Go Marching In. Tickets for the concert are $5 and are on sale at Tuesday morning Socials and in the Activities Office during regular ticket sale hours, as well as at the door. Register for Senior GamesThe Marion Landing Senior Games, which are open to all Marion Landing residents, will take place from April 1 through April 13, culminating in the Breakfast of Champions on Saturday, April 20, at 8 a.m. There are 40 events in which you may participate; and of the 40 events, 26 are eligible for the coveted Ed Morgan Fitness Award. To register, please fill out the entry form enclosed in your packet which was delivered to your door in your February Communicator, and return it, with your entry fee of $10 per participant, at one of the February Tuesday Socials or to the Activities Office during regular office hours. Registration packets are also available in the Activities Office. You may sign up for as many or as few events as you wish. The games are always fun with lots of friendly competition and wonderful camaraderie. Good luck, be careful and let the games begin! Resident wins national contest Marion Landings own Kathy Keables entered the First for Women magazines contest to caption a photo which would appear in the magazines Smile File section. The picture was of a dog destroying a couch cushion (with the cushions stuffing pulled out), and Kathy came up with the caption Oh youre home early. Her caption was a winner, and she was awarded first place and placement in the magazines Feb. 25 issue. Humor is vital for our mental health at any age, said Kathy, and laughter is the best medicine. Free luncheon seminarDr. Doug Routledge of Roberts Funeral Homes will host a free informational luncheon seminar on Thursday, March 14, at 11 a.m. in the Lifestyle Center. The topic of this seminar is Communication: Lifes Toughest Assignment in the Face of Death. In one of the most difficult experiences of life, when emotions are so turbulent, this seminar will address how we talk to ourselves, our families and our friends about this experience. Dr. Routledge is a gifted speaker who presents this serious information with a sensitive humor that makes this difficult topic more easVolunteer recognition this month goes to Frankie Trepac Diane Bress Marion Landing PHOTO BY DIANE BRESSVolunteer Recognition Award recipient Frankie Trepac, left, with Board Treasurer Jim Adwell. PLEASESEELANDING PAGE22 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 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 7768 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala (352) 237-4633 www.countrysideocala.org Welcome to Countryside Presbyterian Church (USA) Sunday Worship 10:30 am Sunday Bible Study 9:00 am Tuesday Bible Study 2:00 pm Pastor Gary O. Marshall Inspiring Traditional Worship 000DT3J 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 0 0 0 D C K Q Sunday Bible Study 9:30 a.m. Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Pastor: Matt Hunt Assoc. Pastor Kevin Hunt (Independent) 6158 SW Hwy. 200 Jasmine Plaza Ocala, FL 34476 873-4705 FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH (Disciples of Christ) Worship: 10:30 AM Sunday School: 9:15 AM (352) 629-6485 www.firstchristianocala.org 1908 S.E. Ft. King St. (Next to Marion Technical Institute) First Christian Church of Ocala Nursery Provided 0 0 0 D P 7 L Revs. Terry & Mary Beth Harper, Pastors See us on Facebook 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 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 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. 000DTCQ 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 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 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 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 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) 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 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 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 000DW2S Wine & Cheese Social Friday, February 22nd 4:00 6:00 p.m. Start some new friendships with Hawthorne Estates. Enjoy delectable wine and cheese while meeting new friends in a welcoming atmosphere that feels like home. Our community offers seniors an enriching lifestyle with many amenities that include: Chef-prepared meals daily from scratch Engaging activities Transportation and housekeeping So much more! *Please RSVP to 237-7776 Ext. 255 Welcome to Hawthorne. Welcome home. New friends in a new place.

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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. 17 begin with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Studying through the Book of Acts, the adult classes are taught by Bill Wallett in the auditorium and the ladies class, in the Fellowship Hall, taught by Linda Brown. At the 10:45 a.m. morning worship service the FBC choir will be singing, In the Presence of Jehovah. Pastor Randall Brown will be bringing 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. FBC also meets on Wednesday at 7 p.m. for Bible study and prayer. All are welcome to attend. Friendship Baptist Church is at 9510 S.W. 105th St., off of State Road 200. The church phone is 352-237-2640. Chabad of Marion County Purim in New York City is Chabad of Marion Countys creative twist this year on their traditional Purim party, to accommodate the anticipated crowds of men, women and children who throng Chabad for their annual Purim celebrations. On Purim, Chabad is the place to be! Chabads grand Purim Bash will be held at the Hilton of Ocala, Sunday, Feb. 24, 5 p.m. The celebration will begin with a unique Multimedia Megillah Reading, followed by exciting, music, hamentashen, Authentic New York Deli dinner buffet, face painting and a live Broadway Show. In the spirit of Purim, come in a New York style costume to be included in the lively competition where judges will award prizes to contestants with the most innovative or funny costumes. All are welcome to join regardless of affiliation or background, no membership required. The cost is $12 per adult and free under the age of 12. Purim celebrates the salvation of the Jewish people, in the year 3405 from Creation (356 bce), from Hamans plot to destroy, kill and annihilate all the Jews, young and old, infants and women, in a single day. (Purim literally means lots for Haman determined the day of annihilation by throwing a lottery.) It is observed by public readings of the megillah Scroll of Esther, sending food portions to friends, giving gifts of money to the poor, and enjoying a festive meal accompanied with joyous drink. To RSVP or for more information on Chabads Purim festivities or more on the holiday of Purim and its observances, contact Chabad of Marion County at 352-291-2218 info@jewishmarion.org or log on to www.JewishMairon.org Friday, February 15, 2013 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 22 ~ Friday, February 15, 2013 www.smcitizen.com RELIGION CONTINUED FROM PAGE 13 BY ELOISE HOLLYFIELD ejh2025@gmail.com Club events and travel opportunities constitute this weeks OTOW Happenings. New England ClubDuring the Jan. 17 social, the New England Club celebrated Benjamin Franklins birthday. Everyone enjoyed trying to answer the tough trivia questions that were passed around. When you have some free time look up this very important person in our history; there are some amazing facts and many inventions by this amazing man. The guest speaker was Larry Robinson, Trainer at On Top of the World. Larry offered many valuable suggestions to everyone on how to keep or get their bodies in shape as everyone ages and how important and beneficial it is to everyones physical and mental health. The next meeting is on Thursday, Feb. 21, 1 p.m. Our own Gates Landry will be performing. And please remember, this months meeting will be in the Health and Recreation Ballroom (a change of venue from the Arbor club for this month only). Coffee is provided by the club. Refreshments are provided by club members. Please bring your own cold soda or water. Membership fees are $10/per person/per club year (October through May). There will be a 50/50 drawing, as well as chances to buy tickets to win a beautiful homemade afghan made by Marge Robinson. There will also be many opportunities to will one of 15 door prizes. Club Schedule: Feb. 21, 1 p.m.Health & Recreation Ballroom March 21, 1 p.m. Arbor Club Ballroom April 18, 1 p.m. Arbor Club Ballroom May 16, 1 p.m. Arbor Club Ballroom New members are always welcome please join in the fun. You do not have to be from New England to join our club; a love of New England is all you need. For more information, contact Donnamarie at 207-212-6529. Travel ToppersDont miss out on the Eastern Caribbean Cruise on the Royal Princess, Jan. 26 to Feb. 2, 2014. The Royal Cruise is a new ship that is currently under construction and has many new features sure to please our seniors. They will offer a larger top deck pool, reserved just for adults, featuring plush private cabanas with a dazzling evening water and light show.. The atrium will be larger and have additional entertainment and casual dining options. There will also be a Sea Walk. The ship will sail from Fort Lauderdale to Princess Cays, Bahamas; St. Thomas and St. Maarten. Passport is required. Insurance is available and strongly recommended. Call for the very favorable rates for all classes of cabin. Prices include all port charges and government fees, and the payments t can be made by credit card or check. Costs and answers to all your questions can be obtained by calling Inge Gaitch at 237-7428; please call only from 9-4p.m. Call soon, as people all around the world are very excited about the Princess Lines newest ship. Dont miss next weeks Citizen for information on our ever popular Mothers/Fathers Day trips. Also, call OTOW New England Club honors Benjamin Franklin PLEASESEEOTOW PAGE16 ily handled, and will address all your questions. Lunch follows the presentation and will include a carousel of cold meats, cheese tray, chips, fresh fruit and Black Forest cake. Please reserve your seat by purchasing a $1 ticket at our Tuesday Socials beginning Feb. 26 or in the Activities Office during regular ticket sale hours. Your $1 will be returned to you upon attendance. Shuffleboard challengeThe next Ladies vs. Men Shuffleboard Challenge is scheduled for this Sunday, Feb. 17, at 1 p.m. The ladies are inching closer to achieving victory, and this might be the match that does it. If you would like to participate, please put your name on the sign-up sheet hanging on the Activity Wall in the Lifestyle Center. Or just come by and cheer for your friends and neighbors. All are welcome. Mah Jongg winnersThe Jan. 26 Mah Jongg Marathon, organized by Carolyn Salzlein, is an annual event here in the community. Its a full day of fun playing Mah Jongg with a break for lunch; and this years winners of the Marathon were Thelma Marsh in third place, Lorraine Russo in second place, and Art Salzlein in first. The Mah Jongg group plays on Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. and on Thursday afternoons at 1 p.m. in the Library. New players are invited to join in. Sit and Be Fit Drop by the new Sit and Be Fit video exercise class now being offered in the Lifestyle Center at 10 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. We have 20, half-hour episodes, which will rotate on a bi-weekly basis, all of which include a full body workout designed to strengthen, stretch and improve overall functioning of the body. The programs are upbeat and lively, featuring a variety of fun movements and music. It is suggested that you bring a towel with you to the class, and a resistance band if you have one, as they may be used for various exercises. The class is free and open to Marion Landing residents and their guests only; no registration is required. We hope to see you there. Gentle YogaPractice gentle yoga and discover simple and effective poses to reduce stress and achieve optimal health, vitality and serenity. This class is led by fitness instructor Mary Pat Giffin and involves standing and seated poses to strengthen, stretch and improve balance with a little bit of Tai-Chi included for flexibility. Format includes a chair; and please bring a mat for floor-work. Gentle Yoga meets Tuesdays at 11 a.m. in the Lifestyle Center. Each session is $5. Please sign up on the sheet posted on the Activity Wall.Travel newsIf you are interested in any of the trips listed below, details are available on the flyers posted on the Travel Board in the Lifestyle Center, or you may call 237-7152 for more information. Trips are open to the general public if space allows. Dont miss the two-day spring casino trip to Fort Lauderdale on May 1 and 2. Package price is $130 per person/double occupancy, and $170 for single occupancy at the La Quinta Inn in Coral Springs, with a continental breakfast and three casino visits: one to Hard Rock Casino and two to Coconut Creek Casino. Round-trip motor coach from Marion Landing and driver tips are included, and you will receive back a total of $85 in free play and $20 in food coupons. Host Pat also makes the bus ride more enjoyable by having games, refreshments, prizes and surprises. Full payment is due at time of reservations and are non-refundable. This trip will sell out, so make your reservation early. Travel to the Sonnentag Theatre at the Ice House in Mount Dora on May 18 to enjoy the comedy The Perfect Wedding. Find out what happens when a man wakes up in the bridal suite on his wedding day with an attractive, naked and unfamiliargirl in bed beside him. In a few moments, here comes the bride, and pandemonium ensues. This play is sure to leave you laughing. The cost is $75 and includes lunch at a local restaurant. Reserve your seat now for a matinee show at the Sleuths Mystery Dinner Theatre on Thursday, July 25. Kim & Scott Tie the Knot is an Italian wedding murder mystery with audience participation. You become the detective as you as you try to solve the crime putting together clues that are sure to puzzle and amuse you. The cost is $75 and includes round-trip motor coach; reserved seats; complete luncheon with choice of Cornish hen, lasagna, or prime rib and dessert, unlimited beer, wine and soda and all taxes and gratuities. The bus departs at approximately 10 a.m. and return at approximately 5 p.m. Visit the Smoky Mountains and Pigeon Forge from Oct. 6-12. Enjoy the fall foliage, great shows and meals on this seven day, six night excursion which includes ten meals, six breakfasts and four dinners. Tour the Smoky Mountain National Park, visit downtown Gatlinburg, see many of the shows in Pigeon Forge such as Smoky Mountain Spry, Cirque de Chine, Smith Family, Hatfield McCoy Dinner Show, and more. Mark your calendar for Jan. 19 to 26, 2014 (yes, thats 2014) for a western Caribbean cruise on Freedom of the Seas. You will visit ports in Labadee (Haiti), Jamaica, Grand Cayman and Cozumel. More information is listed on the Travel Board. Save this date if you are interested in a spring vacation in 2014, our Travel Club has made plans for a terrific European riverboat cruise on the Elbe River. Enjoy time in Berlin, Dresden, Wittenberg and Prague and includes 7 nights aboard the M/S River Allegro, which was built specifically for cruising the Elbe, and was recently refurbished with the travelers' needs and comfort in mind. More details on this spectacular trip are listed in the brochure posted on the Travel Board. Diane Bress is Marion Landings Activities Director and an employee of Leland Management, Inc. 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T he Ambassadors' third passport show of the season will be on Saturday, March 9, featuring vocalists Bud Conover and The Siren Sisters. Bud does dead-on impressions, quick-witted comedy as well as quality singing. The Siren Sisters are brilliant Broadway singers. Their wit and sense of humor add to a great evening of entertainment. Ticket sales will be Monday, Feb. 25, from 8 to 10 a.m. in the card room of the Orchid Club. If you cannot make the sale, please call Carol Forgette at 352873-3074 for tickets. Cost is $15 per person. Make your check payable to ORHA; please, no cash. Do You Remember? Fine Arts ShowTune in channel 12 for Len Teitler's presentation of the 2012 Fine Arts Show, narrated by Anna Boodee. It will air following "FYI" daily at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. from Feb. 15 to 22. Democratic Club of Oak Run The next meeting of the Democratic Club of Oak Run will be held on Thursday, Feb. 21, in the Orchid Club at 7 p.m. The speaker will be Democratic Committeewoman Joyce Blake. She will discuss the county's Democratic Executive Committee's plans for 2013. Elections of officers will take place at the meeting and annual dues of $5 will be collected at this time. Democrats, are you aware that there are over 1,500 registered Democrats in Oak Run? We invite you all to come to our club's meetings. Join us and see what you have been missing. How nice to have conversations with like-minded people. We are a social group as well as a political club. Coffee and cake are always served. We look forward to seeing you on Feb. 21. For more information call Sandy Wolfe.Fine Arts ShowThe Art Club of Oak Run invites Oak Run residents and guests to the 21st annual Fine Arts Show on Sunday, Feb. 24, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Palm Grove. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy the wonderful paintings, drawings and photography that will be displayed. Roam the aisles to find the perfect art for your home or for a gift. Or, just enjoy viewing the artistic creations of your fellow Oak Runners. There will be a raffle for an original watercolor by Heather Doherty entitled "On Lily Pad." You need not be present to win but raffle tickets will be available at the show. Proceeds will go toward a scholarship at CCF. There will be free refreshments. Judi Hanson will display her artwork in the Oak Run library this month. Friends of the LibraryThe Oak Run library is a great place to find a good book and more. Library cards are free to Oak Run residents. Its also a good time to join Friends of the Library. Membership is only $3 and includes five meetings per year to discuss library activities and enjoy entertainment and refreshments. The next book sale will be held Saturday, March 9, from 8 to 10 a.m during the Donut Drop-In at the Orchid Club. This is a super opportunity to find a good read at a great price! TroubadoursOur spring concert will be held on Friday, April 12, and Saturday, April 13, at 7 p.m. in Palm Grove. Ticket sales begin at the Orchid Club lobby from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. on the following dates: Mondays March 4, 11, 18, 25 and April,1, 8 Wednesdays March 6, 13, 20, 27 and April 3,10 Saturdays March 9, 23 and April 6,13 Our spring concerts are very important to us and the highlight of the year. It is our time to give back to our community. The community has always been so supportive of us and we are so appreciative. People do fill the auditorium each night and that's what makes the concerts so great. Feeling the enthusiasm makes us excited and ready to do our best. It adds to the overall success of the program. We look forward to meeting you at the ticket table and also at the concert. You can always purchase tickets at the door. So come, we look forward to seeing you. Volunteer ReadersLove to read? Love kids? Our Reading Volunteer Group is looking for enthusiastic people to visit two of our local elementary schools and read to the lower grades. It would only take up about an hour of your time, six mornings a year each (Tuesdays and Wednesdays) at Sunrise and Marion Oaks Elementary Schools. The books are selected by the teacher at the grade level you want, and you are escorted by two of the children to their classroom. Through our efforts we hope to instill in them a love of reading while opening up new horizons and adventures in the wonderful world of books. Call Addie Bambridge at 352-533-8666 to sign up or for more information. Car pooling is available for Oak Run residents, although anyone is welcome to join.Oak Run travel"S Wonderful" (trip 21) will be at the David A. Straz, Jr. Center in Tampa on April 20. This all-singing and dancing celebration of the works of brothers George and Ira Gershwin will take you back to the styles of many cities over the decades of the 30s, 40s and 50s. There are a few seats remaining so call Frank and Shirley Semmelmayer. At Ed Fletcher's Dinner Theatre on May 4 you will see "Over The River and Through The Woods" (trip 23) after enjoying a wonderful buffet. This comedy about a young man who wants to go off on his own is stymied by grandparents on both sides of his Italian-American family. Call Emily and Paul Pike for information and tickets. We are moving along toward publication of our spring-summer brochure. Our wonderful hosts made their selections known for which trips they want to host and the sale dates were set for each trip. Check your cubby near the end of February or early March for the brochure which will be on blue paper this time. Performing Arts CompanyAnother Performing Arts Company cast member in the "Odd Couple" is Arline Raguso. Her acting career got under way at the early age of 8. She had a starring role in "She Was Only A Farmer's Daughter," (she was the farmer's daughter !! ) She worked with a great drama coach Esther Mathews who coached such stars as Judy Holiday and Betty Condon. Arline met both prior to their heading to Hollywood for auditions. Judy made it big time and Betty went on to write "Cloak and Dagger" with Adolf Green. Arline's favorite roles were "Lady Macbeth" and Beatrice in "Senior Follies." She has appeared in a great number of other plays on the Oak Run stage. Her current role is Mickey, a female police officer who is in the midst of the comical mishaps on stage. She threatens to use her gun on some of them if they don't shape up. Ticket sales remain brisk with remaining February sale dates in the Orchid Club on the 23rd at the pancake breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. and the movie the same day from 6 to 6:45 p.m. Remember, if you can't make a sale date, phone Shari Weber at 352-854-0116 for the few remaining dinner theatre tables on March 21 and for shows on the 22nd through the 24th call Linda Noel at 352-873-9908. Appliqu, instructional for beginners This is a new group that meets at the Island club on the 3rd Monday of every month from 1 to 3. Each month we explore and focus our attention to one of the many techniques for preparing pattern pieces for appliqu. We will also have direction on color, design, and embellishments as they apply to appliqu We had our first meeting in January and we are 11 strong with two teachers. We have a few openings. If we exceed the number of appliqu students we can teach at any one time we will create a waiting list. We are a fun group, round table format, no dues, or bylaws. If you think this group is for you then give Pat Cicogna a call at 352-873-4196 Royal Oaks Women's 18 Hole GolfAfter a frosty start to the morning on Feb. 5, we all warmed up and played a good low-net game. And the winners were: 1st Flight 1st place Dianna Love, 2nd place Jan Tennant, 3rd place Judie Lavdas; 2nd Flight 1st place Noreen Salo, 2nd place Lynn Houghton, 3rd place B.J. Lassiter; 3rd Flight 1st place Kathy Kollar, tied for 2nd place Ginger Drake and Donna Gwin. Closest to the pin was Chris Orndorff. Bravo winners! Royal Oaks Lady NinersOn Feb. 7 we played "O.N.E.S." and in flight A: 1st. Sally Crass, 2nd. Bette Johnson, tied in 3rd. BJ Lassiter and Rae Stover. Flight B: 1st. Joyce Maddill, 2nd. Diane Dufresne, 3rd. Joan Scholl. Closest to pin on #3 was Elsa Berbig. We had two chip-ins, Bette Johnson on #4 and Sally Crass on #8. Friday, February 15, 2013 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 24 ~ Friday, February 15, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Have you ever noticed that God has a marvelous sense of humor? The young woman emerging from the mens dorm defied description. Do you remember when women rolled their hair up in big rollers? Well, this young woman had rolled her hair up in tomato cans! Nothing prepared me for such a sight. She actually looked like some space alien. I do not know what she was wearing or even what she looked like. All I could see were those tomato cans on her head. At the time, I did not know much about romance, but I knew this was not it. The next few days I did everything to avoid the womens dorm for fear I would run into her. Whenever I did see her, I crossed to the other side of the street. But the more I tried to avoid her, the more I ran into her. Prayer makes strange partners. Thinking I was making progress in my plan of avoidance, the inevitable happened. One week after arrival, my roommate invited me to come along with him and his girlfriend to a restaurant. Being the neurotic naive that I am, I said, Sure, Id love to come along. After all, I had nothing else to do and it seemed like some fun. When my roommate went to the womens dorm to pick up his girlfriend, who do you suppose was standing with his girlfriend waiting? Thats right. The young woman with the tin cans on her head. Would you believe it? The young woman with the tin cans turned out to be the sister of my roommate. It was a whirlwind romance. I met her in September and in February she asked me to marry her. In August of that year, I found myself at a church altar mumbling, do. The Bible makes this promise: Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD (Proverbs 18:22 KJV). A good wife is the find of a lifetime, as long as God is in charge of the search. 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. PASTORCONTINUED FROM PAGE 11 B e happy, its Adar! For Jews the month of Adar, which falls this year in February, contains one of the joyous if not silliest of Jewish festivals. I am referring of course to Purim, that wonderful holiday where Jews dress up in costume, retell the ancient story of their deliverance from the evil hand of Haman through the influence of the Jewish Queen Esther. During the reading of the Book of Esther, as Hamans name is read, groggers or noise makers drown out his name as the worshippers clap and stamp in complete antithesis of a traditional Jewish service. Silliness is encouraged on this day with spoofs and parodies on all subjects being allowed and encouraged by Jewish law and tradition. In Eastern Europe, the Purim Spiel, Purim Play, was always a delight. Now that I have Jewish law behind me, I wish to offer the following essay on a topic of importance to me, that is, The Stickie. Now, you ask: What is a stickie? A stickie, is a pesky, offensive little piece of goo that now becomes semipermanently attached to avocadoes, peaches, pears, plums, tomatoes, peppers, oranges, grapefruit, tangerines, kiwi fruit, star fruit, tomatoes, Asian pears, cactus, cucumbers, lemons, pomegranates, persimmons, apricots, well you get the point. Now in the old days, we used to stamp our fruits and vegetables with a blue rubber stamp. Worst thing about that way was that whatever you touched, would say the name of the fruit. I ruined four jerseys because they now all say Sunkist on it. But the best was yet to come. Enter technology and the stickie. These little labels just seem to stick to anything within two miles. I spend hours getting them off of cutting boards, Stickies knives, cereal bowls and counters. And just when I think they are gone for good, I find them sticking to the inside of the trash barrel. But that is not the worst of it nor why I needed to inform you about stickies. I must relate some incidents that will surely prove my point, whatever that is. First, I once served a salad to my guests. Somehow, a stealthy stickie slithered into the salad. My guests thought it was a new kind of vegetable. I didnt say anything. Next, there was the time one disappeared down the disposer. The plumber ended up with a shredded stickie; I got stuck with a bill for $300. Then, there was a time my son thought he could play a joke on Mom. Unbeknownst to me, he stuck a stickie to my sweater, dangerously close to my tuchus. He knew what he was doing. He retrieved it from a tomato and it said plump and juicy. Thats all I needed. Being a teacher at the time, I was fair game for pranks. When I walked into class, the students burst into laughter. It took me two hours to figure out what was going on and of course when I finally removed the stupid stickie, part of my sweater unraveled. Darren was grounded for a week for that caper. But it was the incident with the rabbi that has solidified my annoyance with stickies. My congregation had invited this hotshot rabbi from out of town to a service to be held at my house. I cleaned the house for two weeks but on the last day before the rabbi was to arrive, I could not find a stickie that had fallen to the floor while I was preparing the salad. I searched high and low, even had four of my friends who dont even need glasses search for me but the elusive gunky label was nowhere to be found. I put it all to rest figuring it was somewhere in Stickie Land, out of sight. It was during an important Torah lesson when things became apparent. As the erudite rabbi was explaining an important tenet of the holy Torah, I happened to glance down at his shoe. There on the sole was the stickie for all to see and it said Perro Peppers. Such a shanda! (Embarassment) I immediately offered to remove the offensive label while the rabbi sat there watching me attacking his shoe for two hours. Needless to say, he never returned to Ocala after that incident. Now that I have concluded my expose on stickies, I hoped you have gleaned much knowledge. My main lesson I wish to impart is oops! My breakfast peach stickie has stuck to my computer! I have gone from an Apple to a peach! May we always laugh and find joy in our daily lives and may all your stickies fall off with ease! 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Paul Cacchioli. Edna grew up in Paterson, New Jersey, one of six children in her family. After graduation from Central High School she went to wok at a lingerie company as a machine operator. Later she took a job with Plastic Protective Inc. This company designed raincoats and boat covers among other plastic coverings. One day, as Edna walked down the hallway, she looked into a little office and saw a man reading the paper. Only a dim light was coming through a small window. She stopped and then reached around the corner of the door and hit the wall switch to turn on the light. Isnt that better? she said as she went on her way. For the first time, Paul noticed the attractive young lady that worked in the sewing department of the plant where he was a cutter. That chance meeting would be only one in a number of circumstances which some might call fate and others, a larger plan. Not too long after his graduation from Dickerson School, Paul was drafted into the U.S. Army. He took his basic training at Fort Dix and then was sent to Aberdeen Proving Grounds. After graduation from his advanced training he was assigned to the United Nations as a driver. His assignments included chauffeuring foreign dignitaries and ambassadors to various locations in New York City. On one occasion he was supposed to meet President Harry S Truman but for some reason, the President never came into town. A highlight of his tour came when he drove a limousine in a procession marking the start of the U.N. session. He and the entourage received a police escort through New York City. While Paul found the job interesting, he didnt like the traffic. After 18 months in the Army and with the end of World War II the Army decided his services were no longer needed so he was discharged. Ironically, a man that Paul had worked for during his high school days and the few months following his graduation bought Plastic Protective Inc. When Paul returned from the service, because of his work record, he was immediately hired. Thats how Edna and Paul were able to be at the right place at the right time. Engagement followed and in 1953 Paul and Edna were married. They would begin their married life on Long Island. After staying with in-laws for a while to save up some money for a down payment they built the first of three houses. It was a two bedroom home in Pompton Plains, New Jersey. Over the next few years Paul and Edna began their family. They have four children; three girls and a boy. They remain close if not in miles, certainly in heart. Edna their eldest lives in Boca Raton; Donna resides in Woodstock, Georgia, and David and Paula still live in Wayne, New Jersey. During their younger years, Paul worked hard at a chemical company called Kohnstamm. This company produces, among other things, the coloring used in cosmetics; food and drugs. Pauls duties included scheduling all shipping and receiving for this national corporation as well as dispatching for multiple deliveries. After 27 years with Kohnstamm, Paul retired. With their children grown and on their own, the loving couple decided that they had enjoyed as many harsh winters as they could stand. They decided to move to Arizona. Paul and Edna spent four and a half years in that warm western state. It was there that Paul began to wear his signature cowboy hat. The blazing sun and dry heat of Arizona is a real danger to the skin and keeping that in mind, Paul went for the wide brimmed white hat that he still proudly wears to this day. Family ties run deep for Edna and Paul and they wanted to be closer to family. After living in Arizona they moved to Pompano Beach, Florida, to be close to their daughter and new grandchild. Paul relates that during the time they were having their home built in Pompano, hurricane Andrew decided to pay a visit. The frame work for their house was destroyed and it took some time to rebuild it. In the end, it all worked out however and they spent many happy times there. One day while looking through an AARP magazine, they found a Cherrywood advertisement and decided to come take a look at Ocala. There was certainly less traffic and a lower cost of living here and they found a home that suited their needs ideally. That was 10 years ago and Edna and Paul have been happy residents ever since. They entertain their four children and enjoy sharing time with six grandchildren whenever possible. They also boast about the addition of a great grandchild to their family. They visit often. One of Ednas hobbies is cooking. Her favorite meal to cook is Italian spaghetti and it is the most requested dish her entire family. Whenever they come to visit or when she and Paul go up north, thats the first thing they ask for. Along with cooking for Paul; her family and friends; Edna is also an avid reader. Her favorite types of books were once mystery novels but not surprisingly, she now loves romance novels. This genre seems right up her alley. Both Paul and Edna are active members of Queen of Peace Catholic Church. Unknown to your reporter until this interview, Paul is an accomplished saxophone player who considered going professional after he left the service. His love for Edna and the children kept him from going on the road and thats a decision he has never regretted. You will find Paul most mornings in the pool room of the clubhouse. An excellent shot, he plays on the mens traveling billiard team. Because of his manner and style, he enjoys the respect and admiration of not only his teammates but from all who know him. Edna and Paul love their Cherrywood family and enjoy spending time with them. Gentle and devout with quick smiles, they are a beautiful couple. They are an example of mutual love and respect that allows for 60-plus years of happy marriage; a wonderful family and enduring friendships. We are grateful that they are part of the Cherrywood community. From Your ReporterWow what a week. As you can tell from this column Cherrywood is a very active community and it is an honor and privilege to be able to cover so many activities and to work with such great people. If you have ideas, suggestions or opinions concerning this column please contact me at urperssec@yahoo.com. I am always pleased to hear from you, the reader. Friday, February 15, 2013 ~ 25 www.smcitizen.com 12 ~ Friday, February 15, 2013 www.smcitizen.com CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 20 Edna and Paul Cacchioli. Donation of transport van soughtSheltering Hands Animal Rescue is seeking a donation of a cargo van to transport cats in their Community Cats Program to spay and neuter. Vehicle must be in working condition. The donation is tax-deductible based on book value. 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Friday, February 15, 2013 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 26 ~ Friday, February 15, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Mini Pizza SnacksYield: 2 servings (3 mini pizzas per serving) 6 mini pizza crusts cut out from whole wheat pitas, or pre-bakedpizzacrusts 1/2 cup tomato sauce or your favorite pizza sauce (optional) 1 cup mozzarella cheese Pizza toppings such as pepperoni, black olives, green pepper, Florida tomatoes, onions, mushrooms, etc. Preheat oven broiler. Use a cookie cutter to cut pizza crusts that will fit in the wells of a muffin pan. Place one crust in each well. If you want pizza sauce, spoon some onto each crust. Top with a sprinkle of cheese, then some of your favorite pizza toppings. Place muffin pan on the lower rack of the oven, and broil for about 5 minutes, or until the cheese has melted. Remove from oven. Let pizzas cool for a couple of minutes before carefully using a fork to remove them from the pan. Grown-Up Alert: Have an adult help with the broiler, and with removing pizzas from the muffin pan. FAMILY FEATURES W ho says pizza is just for dinner? With these recipes, you can get the family together and make pizza for dinner and breakfast, lunch or snacks. By making it yourself, you can save money and make it healthier. Its easy to turn pizza into a healthy meal. Use a whole wheat crust, garden fresh toppings like tomatoes from Florida, and serve it with a salad, said Chef Justin Timineri, Executive Chef and Culinary Ambassador, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. These recipes are not only kid-friendly to eat, theyre kid-ready to make. Older kids can help slice vegetables, and younger kids can help make the pizza crust and add the toppings. Look for the Grown-Up Alert on each recipe for tasks adults should handle or help with. Get more recipes and learn about Florida tomatoes at http://bit.ly/floridatomatoes. Chef Justin TimineriChefJustinsTomatoTips FORKIDS Never refrigerate a whole tomato. Storing in cold temperatures stops the ripen ing process and makes the flavor fade. The best test for a great tomato is not color but aroma. Smell the stem end, and you should smell a strong sweet-acidic fragrance. Choose tomatoes that are plump, shiny and that give slightly when pressure is applied. TomatoQuizFloridatomatoesnotonlytastegood, buttheyregoodforyou.Tomatoes containvitaminA,whichdoeswhat? a) Helps fight infection b) Keepshair,bonesandskin healthy c) Promotes good vision d) All of the above Answer: dFrittata Breakfast Pizza Yield: 4 to 6 servings Fresh pizza dough or 1 small pre-baked pizza crust 8 to 10 eggs 1/4 cup milk Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste 2 Florida zucchini, sliced thin 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated 1 cup breakfast meat (bacon and/or sausage) cooked and chopped 2 Florida tomatoes, sliced thin Preheat oven to 375F. Place pizza dough in bottom of springform pan, or cut pre-baked crust to fit. In medium sized mixing bowl, combine eggs and milk. Use whisk to mix. Season egg mixture lightly with salt and pepper. Set aside. Layer zucchini on top of crust in bottom of pan. Add half of the cheese to the top of zucchini. Add cooked and chopped breakfast meat to pan. Place pan on cookie sheet. Pour egg mix ture on top of meat and zucchini. Top egg mixture with sliced tomatoes and remaining cheese. Bake uncovered for 15 to 25 minutes until center of frittata is evenly cooked. Remove from oven and let cool. Unhinge the springform pan. Slice and serve warm. Grown-Up Alert: Have an adult help with the oven and with unhinging the hot spring form pan. Garden PizzaYield: 4 to 6 servings 1 whole wheat pizza crust, baked and ready to be topped 2/3 cup tomato or pizza sauce 2 Florida tomatoes, sliced thin 1/2 cup Florida bell peppers, diced small 1 cup Florida mushrooms, sliced 1cup Florida zucchini, diced small 1 1/2 cups grated mozzarella cheese 3/4 cup fresh mozzarella cheese, hand torn 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves Preheat oven to 375F. Evenly distribute sauce over pizza crust. Top with tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms, zucchini and cheeses. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until bubbly. Let cool slightly. Garnish with fresh basil. Grown-Up Alert: An adult may need to help with dicing vegetables and using the oven.Mexican PizzaYield: 4 to 6 servings 1 whole wheat pizza crust, baked 1/2 cup salsa 1 cup Florida corn kernels 1 cup Florida avocado, diced 1 cup Florida tomatoes, diced 2 cups jack cheese, grated 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped (optional) Preheat oven to 375F. Evenly distribute salsa over pizza crust. Top pizza with corn, avocado, tomatoes and cheese. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until bubbly. Let cool slightly. Garnish with fresh cilantro, if desired. Grown-Up Alert: An adult may need to help with dicing vegetables and using the oven. Whole Wheat Pizza Crust Yield:1crust,4to6servings 2 cups whole wheat flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 cup olive oil, plus extra for greasing pan 3/4 cup water 1 teaspoon kosher salt Preheat oven to 350F. In large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients. Mix by hand until dough comes together and doesnt stick to the side of the bowl. Use a small amount of olive oil to grease a medium sized (12-inch) pizza pan. Roll or press dough into pan. Bake for about 7 min utes or until golden brown. Let crust cool slightly and top as desired. Grown-Up Alert: An adult may need to help with the oven. Frittata Breakfast Pizza Garden Pizza Mini Pizza Snacks Mexican Pizza walks into the office without having been identified by your front desk security personnel, ensure that is reported immediately to the appropriate person. Vehicles abandoned in the right of way should also be reported to local authorities immediately. These situations can be completely innocent, but they could also be very dangerous and are worth a call to the local police. George Anderson is Vice President, Operations for the New York office of AlliedBarton Security Services and President of the New York Chapter of ASIS. Prior to joining AlliedBarton, Anderson had a 30-year career with the NYPD, retiring as an Assistant Chief. SECURITYCONTINUED FROM PAGE 10 F ebruary is the month we celebrate romance. Actually, the only romantic things about me are my love handles, which is why I have spent so much energy developing them over the years. You think somebody would appreciate them. For some people, romance is an easy, if not natural thing. Others, like me, find it complicated and elusive. It is not that men are less romantic than women are; they just have different ideas of romance. For most women, romance is flowers and candy in heart shaped boxes. For men it is a Big Mac with fries and a soda ... and Super Size it, please. Why are women so complicated and men so simple? I do not think that came out the way I meant it. If it were not for women, romance would have died a long time ago. There is nothing quite like springtime with a hint of romance in the air with a delicate dash of chivalry. People from Hollywood try to define romance for us, but their idea of romance is raw sex and lurid lust. Hollywooders would not know romance if it nibbled on their ears. Romance is not a fling in the spring, but a lifelong relationship, experiencing all the ups and downs of life together and no growing apart! There is no picture quite as refreshing as a couple still together after all those years of turmoil and temerity. The easiest thing in all the world is to fall in love for a few years and then, when it gets difficult, bale out. What kind of thing is that? Ah, but to see a couple married for 50 years or more; now that is the epitome of real romance. Ill have you know that romance has not been a stranger at the parsonage. I met my wife (actually, she wasnt my wife then) when I went away to Bible college in 1970. At the time, I was functionally romance challenged. Before I left home for college, I prayed for a wife. I had the good sense to know that a minister needs a good wife to support him in the ministry. I prayed something like this, Father, I need a good wife and I dont know how to go about it. Let the first single girl I True love trumps a romantic fling every time meet at Bible college be the wife of Your choosing. Now, I know this is a crazy and dangerous prayer to make. Some would take the high road of romance, but I took the low road of prayer. I may have been a bit desperate, but nobody could doubt my earnestness. I also figured that prayer was a lot cheaper than dating. After all, I am a Pennsylvania Dutchman. Nevertheless, I prayed for a wife. The day of my arrival on campus came and found me a bit anxious. I remembered my prayer and wondered just how God would answer it. My parents took me to the college, which was some 500 miles from home; good planning on my part the mens dorm, I figured I was safe. I planned to avoid all contact with the opposite sex as long as possible. But just as we pulled into the mens dorm parking lot, a young woman exited from the mens dorm. Remembering my prayer, I immediately amended it. God, this doesnt count. Ive not stepped out of the car yet. 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O ur next meeting will take place on Thursday, Feb. 21, at 1 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room at the Bank of the Ozarks. Our meetings are always open to guests; it is not necessary to be an SPCA member to attend. Please give us a call at 352-362-0985 if you would like more information about our meetings or have any other questions for us. Anyone wishing to send us a donation or a letter by mail should note that we have a new mailing address. Please send your correspondence to: SPCA of Marion County, 11100 S.W. 93rd Court Road, Suite 10-115, Ocala FL 34481 Adoption NewsThe adorable 12-year-old Yorkie pictured here needs your help to find a new forever home. Sweet Trinki has lived around horses most of her life, as she was the devoted pup to well known horse breeder Bert Linder until he passed away several years ago. A friend who took her in adores her, but now has several chronic health issues that prevent her from taking proper care of the sweet girl. She would like Trinki to have a better life in her senior years, and as a healthy Yorkie who has always been well cared for and is current in all medical care and shots she can have many healthy years left to share lovingly with you. Trinki is a versatile pup: besides horses, she gets along well with cats, so she can fit in to most types of households. Dont have a horse farm? No problem, just take her for a ride around the countryside now and then so she gets to see her favorite creatures. If youd like Trinkis story to have a happy ending, please call Shirley or David at 352-854-0114 to arrange a meeting. Arlene still has five cats/kittens ranging in age from six months to nine years that need good homes. Please give Arlene a call at 352-875-9761 to get to see them. Weve been told by previous adopters that they are very happy with the kittens they adopted from her. If you are thinking at all about adding a cat or kitten, or two, to your home, please check out Arlenes brood first. Foster families needed A Good Samaritan brought in a very sweet stray mama dog and her 10 puppies (yes that says 10) to the Animal Center recently and they are too young at 5 weeks old to enter the shelter. As you can imagine, the Animal Center is having a hard time finding a foster family for such a large clan. Heres a picture of mama dog, a pit mix, and a picture of the cuddly puppies. They only need to be fostered for four weeks, so Animal Center is asking our help to find a foster family for a short period of time. Perhaps you have a number of family members or friends willing to help out for about a month. Could you give it a try? The Animal Center provides all medical care you need to provide food, shelter and tons of love. Because of the number and age of the puppies, the appropriate foster family would not have any other dogs. You can find more information on fostering at http://marioncountyfl.org/AnimalCenter/foster.aspx. You can also contact the shelter at 352-671-8700 or email them at animalservices@marioncountyfl.org. The shelter is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. If you cant help with this large group, the Animal Center would like you to fill out an application for the future, because they are always in need of foster families for young, injured, or sick animals. Until next month remember: Pets are not our whole lives, but they make our lives whole. Friday, February 15, 2013 ~ 27 www.smcitizen.com 10 ~ Friday, February 15, 2013 www.smcitizen.com BY GEORGE ANDERSON Theres never been a more important time for Americans to unite and pledge that when they see something, they say something. New Yorks Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) originally unveiled the See Something, Say Something campaign to increase public awareness about signs of terrorism and the importance of reporting suspicious activity to law enforcement authorities. This slogan, later licensed to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) highlights the concept that homeland security begins with hometown security. As a retired NYPD Assistant Chief with 30 years of experience as a police officer, supervisor, trainer, and critical incident responder, I believe that every American needs to develop the tools and techniques to honor the See Something, Say Something mandate. Police and security forces are hard at work but public safety is the responsibility of all Americans. We are the first line of defense against acts of terrorism on our country and each individuals help is needed. All Americans need to be on alert for potential risks. The attempted car bombing in Times Square in 2010 was averted by the vigilance of a quick thinking street vendor who witnessed smoke coming from an SUV and alerted police. This potentially saved hundreds of lives had the device functioned as it was nefariously intended. While this incident was front page news, virtually every day thousands of citizens across the country witness suspicious activity. Citizens play important roles in helping law enforcement solve crimes and save lives by becoming actively involved in protecting their communities. Whether you live in a rural or urban environment, our best defense is to let the authorities know when something does not look right and to be prepared for the unexpected. As the Vice President of Operations at Americas largest security services company and a former police officer, I offer peace by shaping regions, deterring potential aggressor and reassuring allies. This could take the form of a C-17 delivering relief supplies or a fighter squadron deploying abroad to help cultivate allied partnership capacity. In wartime this means presenting leaders with a global set of options to net desired results without projecting undue vulnerabilityi.e. getting the mission accomplished without reverting to attrition warfare of occupationbased strategies. These missions include: securing and maintaining air dominance; long range strike; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. Global logistics, close air support, combat search and rescue; command and control; communications; etc. These are all capabilities essential to our nations leaders, combatant commanders, the joint team and allied partners. AIR FORCE CONTINUED FROM PAGE 9 GUEST COLUMN Security saying: When you see something, say something the following tips to help people to know how to recognize and report suspicious activities: Take Note of Suspicious Behavior Suspicious activity can be defined as an incident, circumstance or person who appears out of the ordinary and out of place. A range of suspicious behavior includes the adult man loitering alone in the childrens playground, or someone wandering down the street peering closely into car windows. A person taking lots of photographs of a buildings infrastructure is potentially suspicious as this person may be taking images to look for weaknesses in the building to exploit for criminal or terrorist activities. Someone tampering with sewer, gas or an electric systems that is not branded with an identifiable company or government agency is suspicious. Hearing unusual sounds glass breaking, people shouting, gun shots all are clearly suspicious. Seeing a bag left by a passenger on a bus or train or in a public place is suspicious and demands immediate action by alerting the bus or train operator and calling 911. Record Suspicious Activity Write down as much information about the suspicious behavior as possible noting the time and place with a physical description of the suspicious person. If you are able to discreetly take a photo or video of the person from your phone, this could become important evidence. Minus photographic evidence, try to provide specific information to the authorities including gender, race, approximate age, height and weight, hair color and style, clothing, and general appearance including note of any facial hair, scars, tattoos or glasses. Educate the Workplace Even workplaces with a full-time security team need to involve their employees and promote the See Something, Say Something campaign. The security team cannot be in every hall way, office and production area at all times but your employees are. It is the observations of the many that can truly make an impact. All employees should be educated on what constitutes suspicious activity and the importance of reporting it. In some offices, it is the receptionist who is the companys first line of defense. A receptionist should be suspicious of an unknown individual who claims to have lost their identification and seeks to gain entry or a caller who asks probing questions about particular employees schedule or whereabouts. Establish Reporting Procedures in the Workplace Determining the chain of command on reporting procedures for suspicious activity is important. When is it appropriate for employees to call the police? If an employee feels immediate attention is necessary, they should call 911. Does the level of activity warrant an initial investigation from your security firm or company manager? The Homeland Security Department has also established a tip line to report suspicious activity which is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 1-866-HLS-TIPS. For more information, visit the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Encourage your friends, neighbors and colleagues to be observant and vigilant on the job and even on their way to work. If there is a stray tote bag tucked under the bus or subway seat, report it to the local police. If a stranger PLEASESEESECURITY PAGE11 SPCAs next meeting scheduled for Feb. 21 Maria Devine Paws and Claws Above, mama; below, puppies. This is Trinkie. On Saturday, March 2, the Ocala Elks Lodge 286 will host an Army of Hope Breakfast to benefit the Army of Hope, one of the charitable programs of Florida Elks Charities. The mission of the Army of Hope is to provide aid assistance to the families of deceased, disabled, and deployed members of the military of Florida serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. Examples of aid are car, utility, and insurance payments; major appliance repairs (A/C, water heaters, washers/dryers, etc.); minor home repairs (plumbing, painting, etc.); auto repairs or transportation; school lunches; babysitting; medical/dental emergencies not covered by insurance; lawn mowing, landscaping, and sprinkler repairs; phone cards; clothing and shoes; groceries; gas; and medical travel. This program also funds a week of summer camp at the Florida Elks Youth Camp located in Umatilla for children who have deceased, disabled, or deployed military family members. Admission for the breakfast buffet is $8 for adults. Children ages under 10 will be admitted for $5. The event is open to the public. Net proceeds will benefit the Army of Hope. The breakfast is being held at the Ocala Elks Lodge at 702 N.E. 25th Ave. from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Since the inception of the Florida State Elks Association Army of Hope in 2007 the AOH has raised $242,784. The committee has distributed to the troops $56,151; funded three AOH camp weeks at a cost of $108,360; and currently has $78,274 available for distribution. The average distribution of the 42 grants to service members or their families during this time was $1,337. Individual aid requests may be made by submitting a completed request form (found online at www.flelks. Or go to your local Elks Lodge. The families of Florida active duty military personnel, military reservists, the Coast Guard, the National Guard, and/or their dependents are eligible to apply. An active duty member stationed in Florida with his/her dependents would qualify as a Florida resident. Army of Hope breakfast will be March 2 Hospice seeks singersHospice of Marion County invites you to consider a unique volunteer service. 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Friday, February 15, 2013 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 000E0WG S h e a r J o y B e a u t y S a l o n W a l k I n s W e l c o m e Our other talented stylists Colleen, Kim, Jeanette, Judi, Leigh, Tara and Joel 8430 SW 103 Street Road, Ocala 873-1135 M-F 8-5 Sat 8-2 Appointments Available Welcomes Tracy (Wed.-Sat.) Full Service Men & Ladies Manicurist Wanted 28 ~ Friday, February 15, 2013 www.smcitizen.com ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Stop being the wool-gathering Lamb, and start turning that dream project into reality. You have the ideas, the drive and the charisma to persuade others to follow your lead. So do it. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Youve scored some big successes. But remember that all hardworking Ferdinands and Ferdinandas need some time to restore their energies and refresh their spirits. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Youre gaining a stronger mental image of what youre trying to achieve. Now look for the facts that will help get this to develop from a concept into a solid proposal. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Some of you eager-to-please Moon Children might want to delay some decisions until midweek, when you can think more with your head than your heart. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) A new business venture seems to offer everything youve been looking for. But be careful that that rosy picture doesnt betray traces of red ink under the surface. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) A volatile situation needs the kind of thoughtful and considerate care you can provide right now. Therell be plenty of time later to analyze what might have gone wrong. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Your loyalty to a friend in a tough situation earns you respect from people you care about. Those who criticize you dont understand what friendship is all about. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Your strong work ethic is rewarded with the kind of challenging opportunity you love to tackle. Now, go ahead and celebrate with family and/or close friends. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) A legal matter you thought had been resolved could require a second look. But dont make any moves without consulting your lawyer. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to January 19) Taking charge is what you like to do, and since you do it so well, expect to be asked to lead a special group. This could open an exciting new vista for you. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) An important matter might wind up being entrusted to you for handling. The responsibility is heavy, but youll have support from people able and eager to help. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) A spouse or partner might make an important, even lifechanging, suggestion. Consider it carefully. It could hold some of the answers youve both been looking for. BORN THIS WEEK: You always try to do the right thing, and for the right reasons. No wonder people have come to depend on you. Florida. Very soon, FHA will introduce a statewide grassroots campaign to educate lawmakers on the benefits of extending health care coverage through PPACA and the impact this decision will have on our patients, communities and the economic well-being of our state. In addition to the above actions, Munroe and other hospitals are also working together with the AHA to further educate our Congressional leadership on the challenges healthccare would face if they were to support proposals that would further reduce Medicare and Medicaid funding for hospital services. Steve Purves President & CEO Munroe Regional Medical Center LETTERSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 GUEST COLUMN BY MIKE EMIG Air Force AssociationB etween the existing funding reduction of $487B and sequestrations projected $500B cut, the Department of Defense is facing a very profound strategic turning point. $1T in budget cuts will leave the military fundamentally underequipped to protect the nations core interestsincluding the global stability that affords economic prosperity. It is one thing to be prudently efficient, quite another to be strategically foolish. The pressures at play are best illustrated within the United States Air Force. The Air Force, already stretched thin by the 1990s procurement holiday, actually saw its percentage of defense budget decline by one third during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan-it now stands around 18 percent of the total DoD budget. This is a record low. The service cancelled and/or delayed the vast majority of its modernization portfolio to sustain war-time operational demands. Two decades of underfunding have yielded an Air Force that is on the brink. Its aircraft average a quarter of a century in age-with many dating back to the Eisenhower Administration. The wings of Carter-era A-10 ground attack airplanes are riddled with structural cracks. Airmen learning to fly are strapping into T-38s over twice their age. B52s, all of which pre-date the Cuban Missile Crisis, are spending up to a year in depot-level maintenance. In light of the F-22 shortage, the Air Force is now extending the lifespan of its 28 year old F-15s and 18 thousand hoursmore than three times their original design life. The existing force structure must be maintained with utmost caresequestration would preclude this, wed have to degrade the core force. The Air Force spent the last decade retiring nearly a quarter of its bombers, fighters and cargo aircraft in an attempt to free up resources. This stretched the remaining tails thinner. It is no longer possible to step to another jet because those tails are no longer in the inventorythe remaining platforms must work. Crews must also be adequately trainedthere is a difference between gear handle competence and effective combat capability. History clearly demonstrates the cost associated with under-investmentlives sacrificed and strategic objectives lost. Rarely do we get a choice regarding when and where we will send forces into harms way. Even without sequestration, the Air Force risks falling short when it comes to projecting power-especially in the Pacific domain. The Service has 20 long range bombers in 185 air superiority fighters that are capable of projecting credible, survivable and sustainable power in this region. Given combat force generations issues that equates to about four B-2s and 20 F-22s engaged at a given moment. Newly-acquired platforms like Predator are of immense value over Kabul, but they simply lack the range and survivability to be of any use in demanding environment like the Pacific ocean. The future of the Air Force rests on the 2020s procurement program-future buys will not succeed without dependable funding streams. The 2020s are a make-or-break moment for the Service. Services do not exist for their own benefit. They train, organize and equip to facilitate policy options for our nations leaders. From an Air Force perspective, this translates into empowering policy goals in times of Underfunding puts U.S. Air Force on the brink PLEASESEEAIR FORCE PAGE10 000DVWH 000E0UU BUYING NOW! 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Friday, February 15, 2013 ~ 29 www.smcitizen.com 000E1K2 S ince the November presidential election weve read two dozen articles diagnosing the political illness of the Republican Party. Only one prognosis suggested that the illness could become fatal if the patient doesnt rally by November 2014. Thats a bit dramatic, but truth is the Grand Old Party is more geriatric than grand. The GOP projects an image of a club trying to attract new members with a menu of old ideas, all of which they insist are basic principles. Only uncompromising conservatives need apply for membership. Budget deficits, national debt, and tax reform are important issues that werent addressed when Republicans had control of Congress and the White House. They are also worn-out campaign chatter that has exhausted the attention of voters. Basic principles seem to have expiration dates that fall between elections. Democrats arrange their campaigns around a variety of promises, many of which will never be realized more foreclosure help for homeowners, tax credits for workers, restriction of wiretap snooping, more congressional disclosure, tougher rules for lobbyists, better consumer protection, creation of millions of green jobs. Democrats havent forgotten a question which voters used to ask politicians who campaigned door to door during the Great Depression: What have you done for me lately? Is something-for-everybody campaigning lying? No, just politics. Is it effective? Consider the results in 2012. President Obama and his party captured 56% of the senior citizen votes, 55% of female voters, 71% of Hispanic votes, 73% of Asian-Americans, 93% of African-Americans, and 75% of voters who said they have no religious affiliation In 2008 Republican Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell announced that his number one priority was to make Mr. Obama a one-term president. We wonder how many independent voters were chased away permanently by that announcement of obstructionism. The 2012 Republican campaign for the presidency and control of Congress should have adopted as a theme song Steven Sondheims ballad Send in the Clowns. In theatre language it means Were losing the audience. Lets do some jokes. But in Sondheims staged musical it meant Send in the fools, but Dont bother theyre here, meaning We are the fools. After a series of self-destructive candidate debates, the GOP selected a 2012 presidential candidate with a recurrent foot-inmouth affliction. Other unhelpful gaffes came from Republican congressional candidates: such as Todd Aiken of Missouri, who enlightened American Women that the female body has ways of shutting down pregnancy after rape. And Richard Murdock of Indiana, who comforted women that because life is sacred, if a woman is impregnated during rape, it was intended by God. Fortunately the GOP has at least two bright prospective candidates for the oval office, who have not been brainwashed by the partys elite Senator Marco Rubio of Florida and Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana. Jindal has suggested bravely that the GOP stop being the stupid party. It doesnt need any more clowns. www.smcitizen.com 8 ~ Friday, February 15, 2013 W hen I was a young boy in Catholic school, we sang a hymn, Long live the pope his praises sound, again and yet again; his rule is over space and time, his throne the hearts of men. The pope in those days was Pope Pius XII, and I always thought that Pius was a strange name, and it was even stranger that there had been 12 of them. Of course, he was followed by John XXIII, Paul VI, John Paul I, John Paul II and Benedict XVI, who is still pope today. You were always conditioned that the only way to replace a pope was to elect a new one when the existing pope died. There was a lot of grieving for the deceased pope, but then it became dramatic as you listened (no live television for a few years) to the descriptions of the smoke coming out of the Vaticans secretive meeting of cardinals. Black smoke meant no pope, white smoke meant we had a new pope, and then we waited anxiously for the announcement of who it was. By the way, the ballots are burned with a chemical compound to create the black smoke, and by themselves to create the white smoke. In those days we usually didnt know any of the candidates, so there was no instant analysis when a new Holy Father was named. Knowing that history, you can see why Catholic around the world, including myself, were shocked to wake up Monday morning and hear that Pope Benedict was going to resign on Feb. 28. I wasnt around when the last pope resigned (in the year 1415) so, like others, I waited to see what would happen. It eventually came out during the day that the cardinals, much like they do when the pope dies, would gather at the Vatican for a conclave, usually held in the Sistine Chapel in secret, to choose a successor. Now, we know what people are thinking about a successor almost from the moment that Benedicts resignation was announced (the word abdicate does not appear in Canon Law, Im told). This is not new. Back in 2005, then Cardinal Ratzinger was listed as one of the favorites, and they were right. Hes now Benedict XVI. For me, in the few times there have been papal elections since Ive been alive, the intrigue isnt so much on who the pope will be, but what name he will choose. Most of the names have some historical or biblical link, someone the new pope wishes to emulate. For instance, Benedict means blessed, and Pope Benedict XV was pope during World War I and worked tirelessly for peace, and St. Benedict founded many monasteries and the Benedictine order. So for the next couple of weeks well watch, wonder and listen as the pundits try to figure out who the favorite is. Tradition says it will be a European but you never know.Jim Clark is the editor of the South Marion Citizen and attended St. John the Evangelist School in Bergenfield and Bergen Catholic High School in Oradell, both in New Jersey. 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 here are always stories about traffic safety, texting while driving, drunk driving, etc. But there are other people on the roads who have to be careful. In recent years, the scene was U.S. Highway 27, which doesnt have that many traffic lights to help people cross from residential areas to the grocery stores. It was highlighted when a man in a wheelchair was struck and killed as he crossed the road. Now the scene has shifted. In the past two weeks, two men have lost their lives on State Road 200, both crossing the highway, both in the same area, near Steeplechase Plaza in about the 8500 block. The first was Stephen R. Cote, listed as a transient, who was struck back on Jan. 28. He was taken to the hospital, and last week he died from his injuries. Then late last week a similar accident occurred when a pedestrian was struck, also crossing the highway. He was struck by one car, evidently not too hard, but was knocked into the path of another vehicle and run over. As of this writing, there have been reports that this man was identified, but the Florida Highway Patrol has not released his name. There are traffic lights and walk signs there to help pedestrians. It doesnt help, however, when they are ignored. So if youre walking, obey the signals so you can save your own life. When a pedestrian is struck by a vehicle, the vehicle usually wins. If youre driving, be aware of pedestrians as you go through congested areas. You may think you have the right of way, and you may be correct, but you should always watch out for the other guy. If youre careful, you can save yourself a lot of mental anguish, and maybe save the life of another person. S UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Traffic safety means on foot, too Popes resignation causes a stir LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Where to now for the Glum Old Party? Road designations Loved your article about the states system of reporting using their highway numbers instead of the numbers we all recognize. Only our government could mess it up this badly. Ask anyone to tell you the four points on a compass and theyll all say, North, South, East and West so when they numbered the mile markers and exits on the interstate system why in the world did they number them from the South, North, West and East. Al Pitts Cherrywood EstatesHealth care action The 2013 Legislative Session begins in three weeks. Two weeks ago, the governor released his budget recommendations, which yet again contain cuts in payments to Florida hospitals for the care of low income families, children, the elderly and the disabled. This is just one of many challenges facing us in the upcoming Legislative Session. Yet, the biggest health care policy decision Florida faces was not addressed in the governors budget because that decision will be up to the Legislature. Floridas state senators and representatives must decide on implementing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and, more specifically, the decision on whether to extend health care coverage to nearly one million uninsured Floridians. Also on the table are changes to the way hospitals are paid through the Medicaid program, a variety of other regulatory matters and the constant potential for bad ideas like mandatory contracting to creep back into the legislative process. Securing coverage for an additional one million Floridians is a key strategic objective. Therefore, it was critical to secure the resources necessary READER OPINIONS INVITED Jim Clark Editor Jim Flynn Columnist to make the strongest case. With that in mind, Florida Hospital Association (FHA) took up an offer to partner with the American Hospital Association (AHA) to work for the implementation of PPACA. At the direction of the FHA Board, they applied for, and were awarded, a grant from AHA to assist with a campaign to extend health care coverage in PLEASESEELETTERS PAGE9

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Saturday, Feb. 23 Book sale at Winn-DixieA book sale to benefit Ocala Wildlife Sanctuary will be held Saturday, Feb. 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Winn-Dixie, 8445 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. Bring your aluminum cans for recycling. African Violet Club meetingPlease join us for our Feb. 23 meeting at 10:30 a.m. at the Marion County Sheriff's Office (Brian Litz Sheriff's Substation), 9048 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. We meet the fourth Saturday of every month except December. We have an exciting program planned for you this month. Our courtesy store is open during our meetings for your convenience to purchase all kinds of supplies such as new pots, soil, tools and fertilizer. We would love for you to join us while we learn new and interesting information about our beloved African violets. Delicious light refreshments are served. Check out the club website at http://www.africanvioletclubofocala.org/. Guests are always welcome! 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. The 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. Friday, February 15, 2013 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 30 ~ Friday, February 15, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com 000DYGI Best of the Best four years in a row HOURS: Mon. 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Call please Dave Tania. 352-236-5746, 207-420-7170 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 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 CRUISE CONFIDENTIAL By Brian David Bruns Brian David Bruns, Midwesterner, former businessman, and college graduate takes his readers through the door marked crew only in an exclusive, below-decks expose of 80-hour work weeks aboard Carnival Cruise Lines. The sole American in a multinational workforce and the only American to last out his contract, he describes the brutal job that breaks down both body and mind. So why did the author even want such a job? Look no further than the love of his lifea sultry Romanian beauty named Bianca, an employee of Carnival. To spend a few precious hours together and rekindle their early romance, Bruns was willing to endure unbelievable hardship. Even so, whereas second-and third worlders were privy to what lay ahead from their countrymen, Bruns had no one to forewarn him. Was Bianca worth it? You decide. She was often testy and aloof and preferring the company of other Romanians to being with Brian. On board he witnesses firsthand the price to be paid for working on Carnival ships. Couples never make it at the end and those who enlist as conservatives dont leave as conservatives. He tells us why in an interview: No one who works on a ship comes back as a conservative. Most of the barriers I saw breaking down were ones I applaudespecially womens roles, which of course caused most of the divorces. Women were equal on the ship. They were doing exactly the same job for the exact same money. If you want a mans money, you want the mans job. The vast majority of Europeans had traditional female roles, and those roles were completely destroyed working aboard. According to Bruns, the women crew members were all gorgeous and mostly willing but he remains faithful to Bianca. Much needed sleep is so frequently traded for partying that its not unusual for crew to arrive drunk in the dining rooms where they must protect their allotted silverware and other utensils from those who would steal them to cover their own losses. Brian had trained on smaller, older Carnival ships and looked forward to his transfer to the relatively new Legend. What he found, however, was despite its extraordinary length, inside the ship everything appeared reduced: cabins were smaller, hallways narrower, and ceilings lower. Is there anything Brian would like passengers to know? He says that tips are everything to the crew because their pay is a mere pittance. Behind the scenes on a cruise ship Pat Wellington Bookmark Puzzle answers Saturday, Feb. 16 C h i l i su ppe r and b a ke sa le Sister Concepta, who founded and oversees Brother Keeper's 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 S c ra mble be n ef i t s E lk s 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. Sunday, Feb. 17 J a zz S oc i et y offe rs m usi c, dan c in g 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.C h u ck W a go n G an g a t C h ris t s C h ur ch 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. Christ's Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, www.ccomc.org/.C o s mopol i t ans Anniv e rsaryThe 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.R o s e p runin g d emo ns t ra t i o n 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 me ri c an L eg i o n po s t to meet 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.M ari o n Oa k s D emoc ra t s to meet The next meeting of the Marion Oaks Democratic Club will be Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Marion Oaks Community Center, Building B. The club met on Dec. 17 to prepare for 2013. The discussion centered around the election of officers to carry on the work with the intensity of the past few months. The mid-term elections were mentioned as well as the need to maintain our interest and involvement in local and national issues that affects us all. New officers will be determined in our February meeting. Another topic of interest was the success of our end of year victory party held early in December. Approximately 160 individuals came to eat, dance and share experiences. A good time was had by all! Everyone was reminded about the bus trip to the inauguration ceremony for President Obama. Come and join us in February, we can always find room for more members. Tuesday, Feb. 19 Finan c ia l Wo r k s hop a t O c a l a We 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 C ollege R o ad Yo un g a t He ar t 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). Phone is 352-237-5741 for information or if you need a ride. A lzhe i me r s wo r k s hop s s et Marion 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. Friday, Feb. 22 C h ari t y p i c ni c fo r bl ind ce n te r Highland Memorial Park is hosting a charity picnic to benefit the Florida Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired on Friday, Feb. 22 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come out and support this great organization! The address for Highland Memorial Park is 1515 N.E. Third St., Ocala (two blocks behind the Cascades). Lunch will be served on a donation basis with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting the Florida Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Februarys delicious menu is smothered chicken, garlic mashed potatoes, Caesar salad, garlic rolls, brownies, iced tea and bottled water. Relax in the shade or take your lunch to go its up to you. For more information, call Community Care Director, Beverly Brown at 352-671-6466. Saturday, Feb. 23 K in g d om of the Sun C o n ce r t 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. More on Page 7 000E0X7 HOT TOPICS AT THE BRIDGE Tues., February 19th, 2:30 PM 2013 RETIREMENT & ESTATE PLANNING: Strategies you must know for a Secure Retirement. Items discussed will be Tax Law Changes, How to Increase Assets to Heirs, Wills, Trusts & POAs, Self-Insure for Long Term Care, Veteran Benefits, Taking Social Security Early or Waiting, Identity Theft Prevention Methods and MORE! Presented by Gary Marriage, Jr., CEO/Owner Nature Coast Financial Tues., February 26th, 2:30 PM DEFEAT DIABETES DAY Lets take a closer look at diabetes. Presented by Bruce Hancock, Certified Pedorthist, Advanced Diabetic Solutions Tours Tours Tours Tours Call to make a reservation for a lunch/tour. We would love to share with you what The Bridge Community is all about! We look forward to hearing from you soon. Space is limited, so make your reservations today!!! 9401 SW Hwy. 200, Bldg. 2000, Ste. 2001 Ocala, FL (352) 854-4017 000E0HU Advanced Lipid Testing, Thinking Beyond Statins Better Body Physical Therapy and Absolute Health invite you to attend a lecture by Family Nurse Practitioner Frank Dowe. In this one-hour presentation, we will explore both conventional and alternative Wednesday, February 27, 2013 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Refreshments FREE Laser Pain Relief Treatment Certificate for the first of 20 people to respond R.S.V.P. (352) 854-4017 Space is limited Please respond by 2/22/13. All Pharmaceutical Supplements at Absolute Health Receive Coupon For 20 % OFF management of high cholesterol including advanced lipid testing and non-pharmaceutical management.

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Friday, February 15, 2013 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 32 ~ Friday, February 15, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Add Up TheSAVINGSwith a Name Address City State Zip Phone 10 Words $8.20 Per Week 44 For Each Additional Word Pricing Includes Online All Ads Must Be Prepaid All Credit Card s Accepted 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 10WORDS$8.20+44AWORD(IncludesOnline)=TOTAL For your convenience, mail with payments to South Marion Citizen office at 8810 SW SR 200, Unit 104, Ocala, FL 34481 or call...Serving S.R. 200 Communities & Businesses CallTollFree1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIEDAD SMC_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_11 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 MOBILE HAIR CARE **FULL SER VICE ** IN YOUR HOME LIC. BEAUTICIAN/CNA SERVICE THE HOME BOUND/ ELDERLY. (352) 237-3347 Electrical, Plumbing Carpentry Sinks, Toilets Leaky Faucets Ceiling Fans Security Lighting Safety Railings Grab Bars, Ramps Drywall Repair Interior Painting Screens & Screen Doors Lanai Carpet/Tile Flooring Furniture, Cabinet Refinishing/Repairs Not Sure? -Call Me STUMP GRINDING CALLJIM FOR FREE ESTIMATES (800) 478-8679 By Owner Indigo East 2/2/2 w/Den, largest 2 BR, in Community 1872 sq. ft. Tile carpet & wood, Asking $119K Call For Appointment (352) 671-3481 BROOKSIDE 07,By Sunnybrook 32ft, 5th wheel,2 slides exc. cond. loaded, stored under cover ask.15k,352-795-0787 or 352-208-7651 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 WE BUY ANYVEHICLEIn Any Condition, Title, No Title, Bank Lien, No Problem, Dont Trade it in. We Will Pay up to $25K Any Make, Any Model. 813-335-3794 813-237-1892 Call AJ 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. 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 PUBLISHERS NOTICE: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Citrus Countys Volume Sales Leader We Deliver The Best Customer Service Buying Experience Vehicle Selection Showroom 2 Year Toyota Care Complimentary Maintenance Come See Why We Are Rated The Best! VILLAGE TOYOTA CRYSTAL RIVER Was . . . . . . 17,900 Savings . . . . . 2,905 $ 14,995 NEW 2013 TOYOTA COROLLA OF CRYSTAL RIVER www.villagetoyota.com 352-628-5100 VILLAGE TOYOTA 000DZ2O *picture for illustration purposes only. 873-6100 Royal Palms Plaza 854-8787 Oak Run REAL ESTATE CORP OAK RUN BIG OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, FEB. 17 1-3 P.M. #16 #21 #1 #6 $47,500 MLS#382001 10908 SW 83rd Ave 2/1/1, 912 sq ft Frame Custom Nbd 3 Peggy Simpson 208-6554 $59,500 MLS#379760 10925 SW 83rd Ave 2/2/2, 988 sq ft Frame Dogwood Nbd 6 Jerry Brooks 274-0930 $68,400 MLS#381814 11412 SW 84th Ct Road 2/2/1, 1528 sq ft Frame Newport Nbd 7 Lois Lane 789-4516 $75,000 MLS#375705 8225 SW 109th Lane Rd 2/2/1, 1420 sq ft Frame Newport Nbd 6 Jim Petticrew 216-5852 $76,500 MLS#384928 8251 SW 109th Place 2/2/1, 1384 sq ft Frame Newport Nbd 6 Cernera Team 812-0626 $79,900 MLS#385495 8544 SW 108th Place 2/2/2, 1952 sq ft Frame Expanded Magnolia Nbd 3 Pat Stimmel 895-5160 $84,500 MLS#385767 8058 SW 108th Loop 2/2/1, 1074 sq ft Frame Hampton Nbd 10 Cernera Team 812-0626 $92,000 MLS#382652 8981 SW 116th St Road 2/2/2, 1296 sq ft Frame Savannah Expanded Nbd 8 John Kapioski 208-1635 $94,350 MLS#376048 8113 SW 117th Loop 2/2/2, 1396 sq ft -CBS Custom Springfield Woodside John Kapioski 208-1635 $94,500 MLS#383732 8493 SW 108th Place 2/2/1, 1374 sq ft Frame Custom Exp Hickory Nbd 3 John Kapioski 208-1635 $99,500 MLS#380791 11218 SW 73rd Circle 2/2/2, 1362 sq ft CBS Turnberry The Fountains Jerry Brooks 274-0930 $114,900 MLS#375121 7124 SW 115th Loop 2/2/2, 1512 sq ft CBS Pinehurst Golfview Pat McCullough 299-6688 $223,500 MLS#378249 11056 SW 71st Circle 2/2/2, 1710 sq ft CBS Santorini Eagles Point Lou Serago 804-0159 FOR MORE INFORMATION REGARDING ANY OF THE HOMES LISTED, PLEASE CALL US AT 352-854-8787 OR 352-873-6100. 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Friday, February 15, 2013 ~ 33 www.smcitizen.com TO ADVERTISE Call 854-3986 ADVERTISING 4 ~ Friday, February 15, 2013 www.smcitizen.com I n 1971 Presidents Day was proclaimed to be observed on the third Monday of February, honoring all past United States presidents and to replace the holidays that honored Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. For us old-timers its hard to forget that we once had two holidays just to remember these two. The release of the movie about Lincoln has brought him back into recent news. When the Oscar nominations were announced, Lincoln led the list with 12. This is a first, not the most nominations, but the first time Hollywood has ever voted for a Republican president. Despite the 12 nominations, movie producer Steven Spielberg was disappointed. He wanted four score and seven. One of the nominations Lincoln received was for best hat. The movie is a strange way to honor Lincoln -by sending people to the theater.Lincolnisms A lot of wise sayings are attributed to Lincoln. Take your pick some came from honest Abe, others should have. Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt. If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one? He (referring to a lawyer) can compress the most words into the smallest ideas better than any man I ever met. My father taught me to work; he did not teach me to love it. It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues. Referring to office seekers, he said, This human struggle and scramble for office, for a way to live without work, will finally test the strength of our institutions. More about Lincoln Recently Betty White visited President Obama at the White House. The first time Betty was at the White House she had stayed in the Lincoln Bedroom with Lincoln. I once celebrated Lincolns birthday by going through his tunnel, and it wasnt easy. I didnt have a car. Historians say Abraham Lincoln campaigned with the nickname Honest Abe. Today, politicians would consider that too extreme. Really?Did you know Lincoln wrote the Gettysburg Address while traveling from Washington to Gettysburg on the back of an envelope? Did it ever get delivered? Of course it got delivered. He delivered it himself. I guess he had to. No mailman could deliver it with an address on the back of the envelope and no zip code. Serious GeorgeIt is well known that Washington never told a lie. Apparently he never said anything funny either, but we love him anyway not smiling through wooden teeth. One reason that Washington never told a lie was that in those days there was no income tax. The commander of the Continental Army always spoke to his army in general terms. Washingtons army won the battle of Trenton because the enemy soldiers were Hessian around. George Washington is the only man who didnt blame the previous administration for his troubles. The decision Washington had to make when he decided to cross the Delaware was Roe vs. Wade. The first presidents false teeth were called presidentures. The father of our country was a handsome man because he was George-eous. Size itDuring the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, it was proposed that the standing army be restricted to 5,000 men at anyone time. George Washington, as the presiding officer, could not offer a motion, but he turned to another member and whispered, Amend the motion to provide that no foreign nation enemy shall invade the United States at any time with more than 3,000 troops. How far?Two men were standing on the banks of the Potomac River Is it true, asked one, that Washington threw a silver dollar across the Potomac? It is supposed to be true, said the other, but then you must remember that a dollar went much farther in those days. But Washington did better than that when he threw a sovereign across the Atlantic. Suitable for todayDuring the Civil War a minister called on Lincoln, and during their conversation he said, Let us have faith, Mr. President, that the Lord is on our side in this great struggle. I am not at all concerned about that, replied Lincoln, for I know that the Lord is always on the side of the right; but it is my constant anxiety and prayer that I and this nation may be on the Lords side. Dick and his wife Jane live in Oak Run. Presidents Day now just one holiday for two men Dick Frank Pun Alley Friday, Feb 15: fish or shrimp dinner, 5 to 7 p.m., Jersey Cowboy and Friends karaoke, 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16: hamburgers deluxe with fries and baked beans, 5 to 7 p.m. Randy Stanley karaoke 6 to 10 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17: food, 1 to 5 p.m. Bar Bingo 3 to 5 p.m. Monday, Feb, 18: Coney Dogs noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19: Dart League 5:45 to 9 p.m., food specials 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20: Hoodie Hoo Day, membership appreciation 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb 21: cards 1 p.m., open darts 5 p.m.; shuffleboard 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22: fish or shrimp dinner, 5 to 7p.m. Rich Rodriquez 5 to 9 p.m. West Marion Moose Lodge 2356, open for members and qualified guests, 10411 S.W. 110th St., one mile north of State Road 200 across from Oak Run entrance. Phone is 352-854-2200. West Marion Moose activities 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 Read the classifieds Community calendar 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 sign-up desk, required. Christ's Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352861-6182, www.ccomc.org/.St. John's Fish FrySt. John the Baptist Catholic Church, located on the corner of U.S. 41 and Highway 40 East in Dunnellon, will begin holding its fish fry every Friday during lent starting Feb. 15 and ending March 22 from 4 to 6 p.m. Cost is $7 for adults and $3.50 for children. The fish fry is open to the public and is held in the church pavilion. 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 Horses for Hospice Trail RideHospice of Marion County, Inc. will hold its 13th annual Horses for Hospice Trail Ride on Saturday, Feb. 16, on the Central Florida Greenway at the Florida Horse Park in Ocala. This years ride is in memory of Wayne Vaught, beloved Cross Florida Greenway enthusiast and former Trail Ride chairman. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the first ride leaves at 9:15 a.m. Riders travel from as far as Jacksonville and Tampa to spend 2-3 hours on the trail. Following the ride, participants can enjoy lunch by Tommys BBQ, live entertainment by Bordertown, and door prizes. Proceeds from this event will benefit Patient Care Programs. The minimum donation to ride is $30. Wagons are welcome; $30 for driver and $10 per passenger. Horse lovers who are unable to ride may purchase a $10 ticket to enjoy lunch and entertainment. For more information or to register, call 352-854-5218. Home Improvement Expo Mark your calendars for the fifth annual Home Improvement Expo on Saturday, Feb. 16, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Circle Square Cultural Center! The event is sponsored by On Top of the World Communities and World Home Improvements. Browse through the dozens of exhibitor booths and visit with experts from a wide variety of trades in the home improvement industry including; home solar, screen room enclosures, windows and flooring, the latest in home entertainment, single room or total home renovation, home security and much more. Numerous companies will fill the Circle Square Cultural Center with different ideas for enhancing homes and showcasing concepts for home improvements from standard remodeling and landscaping to complete reconstruction. This is a free event and open to the public. Visitors to the Home Improvement Expo will be treated to giveaways, door prizes and vendor gifts, along with loads of information and ideas for improving their home. The Circle Square Cultural Center is at 8395 S.W. 80th St. For more information, visit the website at www.CSCulturalCenter.com or call Theresa Fields at 352-854-8707 ext. 7530. 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 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring your friends; there will be something on sale for everyone, including white elephant items, jewelry, books, tapes, videos, decorative items and baked goods. Scandinavian Club of Marion County: 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. 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. Hospice volunteers neededVolunteers Needed. One or two hours can be a blessing to our patients and families receiving hospice care. Sitting with patients, while caregivers run errands, or go to Dr. appts. can be so rewarding and fulfilling. If you are interested in becoming an Odyssey Hospice, Bedside Blessing Volunteer, please contact, Laura Roweton @ 352-622-9331 or lroweton@odsyhealth.com TERMITES ARE SWARMING! 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Friday, February 15, 2013 ~ 3 www.smcitizen.com 34 ~ Friday, February 15, 2013 www.smcitizen.com It was a tall order for the IHOP chain to serve countless free short stacks of buttermilk pancakes on Feb. 5. At the State Road 200 restaurant, young ladies asked patrons for donations. By donating at least $5 to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, guests were given $5 discount coupons toward their next visit. This is the 8th year IHOP has offered this all-day deal. There was also a clown group there to do face painting on patrons tp help celebrate National Pancake Day. This restaurant has posted a notice at the door announcing that it raised $569 for the Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals. The national goal is $3 million so this will be added to the amount donated across the country. Here are some scenes. Pancake Day Photos by Mike Roppel ing it easier to supply backup and other services. Its called direct patrol, he told the crowd. Going along with that he said that the communications center would end what he called blind dispatch so that others can hear where the deputies are going. The sheriff said he is starting a Citizens Academy to allow people to become more aware of the activities of the office. He plans two sessions, one at Master the Possibilities at On Top of the World and the other at the Sheriffs Office. He drew an immediate, and expected, reaction when he mentioned panhandlers. He talked about other counties that have ordinances that have been upheld, and specifically mentioned Polk County (Lakeland and Winter Haven area). He said he is working with Kathy Bryant, County Commission chair, to pull an ordinance together that will withstand a court challenge. He said he is bringing in retirees to look at the whole Sheriffs Office to see what we can do to make it better. Blair is starting a program where deputies who are military veterans will wear ribbons with that designation. When the subject of gun control came up, he commented, I took an oath to support and defend the Constitution. I own a lot of guns. I dont want anyone taking my guns. That statement drew applause from the crowd. The sheriff said he is a big believer in volunteers. He said there are some working on cold cases. He also praised the addition of a DNA screening lab, where results can be obtained in eight to 12 days. The turnaround at other labs and agencies would be a lot longer. SHERIFF CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Pearson Nissan grand opening Pearson Nissan, 2060 S.W. College Road, recently held a grand opening ceremony at its new site. The dealership can be reached at 352-622-4111 or toll free at 1-800-342-3008. Frank Pearson, owner, left, with Ted Lindsay, general manager. PHOTOS BY RON RATNERAbove, the outside of the new building. Below, some of the visitors. 000E1NV PAINTING Thompson Painting and Pressure Washing Repaint Specialists Wallpaper Removal Free Estimates ~ Licensed and Insured Call 352-598-3000 References Upon Request Interior and Exterior 2011, 2010 000E1NG LAWN CARE Clean Ups Mulch Plants, Trees Landscaping Boucher Lawn Service 857-0461 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 Florida Window Medics, Inc. 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BRIEFS The development review and building permitting processes are about to become easier for those interested in developing land and property in Marion County. On Feb. 5, county staff announced the launch of ePlans, a new online plans review service designed to bring building permit and development review applicants significant time and money savings. Applicants may now submit plans and supporting materials (not to exceed 24 inches wide by 36 inches tall) for review online by visiting www.marioncountyfl.org/ eplans.htm. To send materials, applicants must first create an online account. Staff from various departments will then be able to simultaneously review and provide comments for the uploaded documents, allowing applicants to track their progress and resubmit individual plan sheets as needed without having to reproduce full plan sets. This new service could help save our Building Safety and Development Review customers anywhere from $500-1,000 per project by not having to produce numerous hard copy plan sets, said County Engineer and Assistant County Administrator Mounir Bouyounes. It will also save the applicants valuable time by allowing them to submit materials directly from their office desks. County staff will continue to accept hard-copy submittals. For more information about ePlans, please call Building Services at 352-438-2400 or Development Review at 352-671-8686. INDEX Bookmark..............................31 Cherrywood.........................18 Judis Journal.......................13 Marion Landing..................21 Oak Run.................................24 OTOW.....................................15 Out to Pastor........................11 Paws and Claws..................27 Pun Alley...............................33 Puzzles...................................28CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & Businesses FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2013 VOLUME 17 NUMBER 38 www.smcitizen.com The Walmart Foundation has joined with Goodwill Industries International, National Disability Institute and United Way Worldwide to launch the MyFreeTaxes Partnership, offering free federal and state tax preparation and filing services both online and in person to eligible Americans in Marion County and across the country. MyFreeTaxes national and local partners will also provide taxpayers with eligibility information about the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and other tax credits to help them keep more of what they earn. For eligible taxpayers earning $57,000 or less per year, the Walmart Foundations $4.16 million grant in support of the MyFreeTaxes Partnership will: Provide free federal and state tax preparation and filing assistance for qualified individuals; Offer eligible consumers two main ways to file: Online at www.MyFreeTaxes.com/marioncountyfl for individuals and families with combined incomes of $57,000 or less. MyFreeTaxes.com tax filing software is provided by H&R Block; In person at: United Way led by communitybased Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) efforts for individuals and families; Deliver phone and online assistance for taxpayers using MyFreeTaxes. Taxpayers can: Contact United Way of Marion County at 7329696 or visit www.uwmc.org Call 1-855-My-Tx-Help for questions about MyFreeTaxes.com; MyFreeTaxes is expected to help return an estimated $1.95 billion this year in total tax refunds, credits and tax preparation fee savings to eligible taxpayers. Since 2009, MyFreeTaxes has helped more than 4.5 million families file free tax returns, resulting in nearly $6 billion in federal income tax refunds, nearly $1.5 billion in Earned Income Tax Credits and more than $913 million in tax preparer fee savings. MyFreeTaxes has also helped more than 610,000 taxpayers with disabilities file their returns. In this difficult economic climate, every dollar counts. Each year, millions of Americans pay hundreds of dollars to file their taxes, without knowing they may be eligible for free filing. In addition, millions of Americans may not receive their maximum tax refund because they arent aware of the tax credits for which they may be eligible, said Michelle Gilliard, senior director of the Walmart Foundation. To help ease the financial burden of the tax preparation process and make sure individuals and families receive their full tax refund, the Walmart Foundation is pleased to partner with leading nonprofits to offer MyFreeTaxes, a completely free tax-filing service. Eligible taxpayers earning $57,000 or less per year in Marion County can access MyFreeTaxes federal and state tax preparation and filing services: Online at www.myfreetaxes.com/marioncountyfl In person at the following locations in the community with the assistance of IRS-certified volunteers: United Way of Marion County 1401 NE 2nd St. Ocala Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Call 2-1-1 to make an appointment. 36 ~ Friday, February 15, 2013 www.smcitizen.com My Free Taxes service launched in Marion PHOTO BY JIM CLARKSheriff Chris Blair speaks to the State Road 200 Coalition. Sheriff pays visit to 200 Coalition BY JIM CLARK Editor Making his first appearance before the State Road 200 Coalition since a campaign stop last year, Sheriff Chris Blair gave members an overview of his plans and what he has accomplished so far after taking office on Jan. 8. Blair reiterated a campaign pledge, saying that the Sheriffs Office was top heavy, and that his job was to lower the administrator percentage and put more boots on the ground. He added, Our job is to keep you safe. He said he was adding a warrant unit in the near future, and that those deputies would be dedicated to serving warrants. Blair said that now the road deputies might recognize someone who has a warrant out or might get notified of one, for instance, at a traffic stop, but there is no one dedicated to serving warrants. He also spoke of starting a street crimes unit who would patrol in areas where there is high crime activity. He said it would be a fiveman unit with a sergeant. Blair indicated that new software will help deputies see where current activity is, makPLEASESEESHERIFF PAGE3 The Marion County Board of County Commissioners voted 5-0 last week to approve a more than $1 million incentives package for FedEx Ground Package System Inc. (a subsidiary of FedEx Corp.) FedEx is proposing to construct a 383,161 square-feet building to house a hub facility on a 150-acre tract in the Ocala/Marion County Commerce Park. Through the package, the county is waiving future transportation impact fees of $579,722, paying up to $400,000 toward the relocation of an existing natural gas transmission line and providing a matching grant (with the city of Ocala) of $99,000 on behalf of the company to the state of Florida for participation in Floridas Qualified Target Industry Tax Refund Grant Program. As part of the agreement, FedEx agrees to create a minimum of 165 full-time equivalent positions within three years with an average annual salary of $31,536. The capital investment by FedEx for this project would be up to $122.9 million. If all moves forward as proposed, the project would be completed and operational in 2016. County and economic development officials believe this development by FedEx, a Fortune 100 company, promises to act as a major catalyst to attract other significant companies to the commerce park. Its an exciting day for Marion County, a historic day, said County Commission Chairman Kathy Bryant. The jobs and capital investment will benefit our community for years to come. Commissioner Stan McClain noted FedExs established reputation. Their brand is as large as any known in the world, McClain said. This is a beginning of great things to come and will continue to pay dividends long after we are gone. Marion County entered a commerce park project agreement with the city of Ocala and Ocala 489 LLC in 2011 to stimulate the local economy and spur local job growth. County approves incentives to attract FedEx facility Permit process eased *See sales person for details. Pictures for illustration purposes only. All prices and payments are with $1,000 cash or trade equity plus tax, tag, and $495 administration fee. Payments are for 75 months at 3.75% with approved credit. Go to AutoMaxocala.com for details. Offers cannot be combined. 000DXHA 1918 SW 17th St. AutoMaxOcala.com 352-401-0808 visit www. Auto Max Ocala.com to see all of your specials! 11 CADILLAC CTS SEDAN M1173 ONLY 18K MILES $24,680 . $369 MO 10 CADILLAC SRX M1175 MOONROOF, LOW MILES $ 3 9 9 MO. $ 399 Auto Max Price $26,880 12 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY M1181 LEATHER, DVD, LOADED $ 2 9 9 MO. $ 299 Auto Max Price $19,980 12 CHRYSLER 200 M1082 SHARP CAR . . . . $12,880 $195 MO 12 GMC TERRAIN M1155 32 MPG, NICE SUV $ 3 1 5 MO. $ 315 Auto Max Price $20,880 12 GMC SIERRA 1500 M1177 DENALI, AWD, 6.2L, LOADED $36,880 . $549 MO 12 INFINITI G37 SEDAN M1229 LUXURY PKG, MOONROOF $ 3 8 9 MO. $ 389 12 KIA OPTIMA M1099 LX, HIGH MPG Auto Max Price $16,880 12 KIA SORENTO M1127 V6, 3RD ROW . $19,880 $299 MO 12 KIA SOUL M1084 . . . . . . . . $14,880 $225 MO $ 2 5 5 MO. $ 255 10 MERCEDES GLK-CLASS M1207 NAVI, PANORAMIC ROOF, LOADED $ 4 1 9 MO. $ 419 Auto Max Price $27,880 09 MERCEDES-BENZ C-CLASS M1096 MOONROOF, LOW MILES . $21,880 . $329 MO As Low as APR 1 a t at 1 for up to 60 months on any 2009 or newer vehicle at the sale when you purchase with a Campus Pre-App roved Loan Draft 12 CHEVROLET IMPALA M1195 LT, GREAT MPG . . . $13,380 $199 MO 12 CHEVROLET MALIBU M967 LT, LOW MILES . . . . $14,480 $219 MO 12 CHEVROLET SONIC M1120 GREAT MPG . . . . . $12,880 $195 MO 12 CHEVROLET COLORADO M1153 CREW, LT . . . $17,880 $269 MO 12 CHEVROLET TAHOE LT LOADED . . . . . . . $29,980 $449 MO 12 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN LT LOADED . . . . . $20,980 $315 MO 12 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE M1129 LT, ROOMY, GREAT MPG . . $21,880 $329 MO 12 CHEVROLET SILVERADO M1194 LT, V8, EXT CAB $ 3 1 5 MO. $ 315 Auto Max Price $20,880 12 DODGE CHARGER M1183 SHARP CAR . . . $17,880 $269 MO 12 DODGE GRAND CARAVA N M959 SXT, PWR DOORS $15,880 $239 MO 12 DODGE JOURNEY M1186 SXT . . . . . . $17,880 $269 MO 11 HONDA PILOT M1174 EX, SHARP 12 HYUNDAI GENESIS M1223 PEARL WHITE, TAN LEATHER $ 359 MO. 12 HYUNDAI ACCENT M1115 GLS, AUTO . . . . $11,880 $219 MO 12 HYUNDAI ELANTRA M1102 GLS, AUTO . . . $13,880 $209 MO 12 HYUNDAI SANTA FE M1218 GLS . . . . . $17,880 $269 MO 12 HYUNDAI SONATA M1228 GLS, AUTO . . . $14,880 $225 MO 12 HYUNDAI VELOSTER M1046 SPORTY CAR 7K MILES $17,880 $269 MO 10 HYUNDAI VERACRUZ M1162A ONLY 26K MILES $17,880 $269 MO 12 NISSAN ARMADA M1172 SV, 3RD ROW . . . . . $25,880 . $389 MO 12 NISSAN FRONTIER M1166 SV, CREW CAB . . . . $19,680 . $299 MO 12 NISSAN QUEST M1005 ALL NEW BODY STYLE . . . $17,880 . $269 MO 12 NISSAN ROGUE M1061 . . . . . . . . . . . $16,880 . $255 MO 12 NISSAN SENTRA M1199 PWR . . . . . . . . . $12,880 . $195 MO 11 NISSAN VERSA M1191 . . . . . . . . . . . . $9,880 . $149 MO 12 NISSAN ALTIMA M1142 S, NICE CAR $ 2 2 5 MO. $ 225 Auto Max Price $14,880 12 TOYOTA AVALON M1123 LIMITED, PEARL WHITE . . $23,880 . $359 MO 12 TOYOTA YARIS M1069 GREAT MPG . . . . . . . $11,480 . $169 MO 12 TOYOTA RAV4 M1086 . . . . . . . . . . . . $17,880 . $269 MO 12 TOYOTA SIENNA M1170 . . . . . . . . . . . $21,480 . $325 MO 11 TOYOTA TACOMA M1205 CREW CAB, LEATHER . . . $23,440 . $355 MO 11 TOYOTA TUNDRA 2WD M988A . . . . . . . . $15,880 . $239 MO 11 TOYOTA VENZA M1179 NICE SUV, 20 WHEELS . . . $18,880 . $285 MO 12 TOYOTA CAMRY M1189 LE $ 2 3 9 MO. $ 239 Auto Max Price $15,880 11 FORD FIESTA M1160 . . . . . . . . . . . . $11,880 $219 MO 12 FORD FOCUS M1128 SEL, NICE CAR . . . . . . $13,880 $215 MO 12 FORD FUSION M1070 . . . . . . . . . . . . $14,880 $225 MO 12 FORD EDGE M978 SEL MUST SEE . . . . . . . $20,880 $315 MO 12 FORD ESCAPE M1042 ONLY 16K MILES, VERY CLEAN $17,880 $269 MO 11 FORD EXPEDITION M1092 XLT, V8, 3RD ROW . . . $24,880 $375 MO 12 FORD EXPLORER M1164 LEATHER, VERY SHARP . . $27,880 $419 MO 12 FORD F-150 M996 . . . . . . . . . . . . . $21,880 $329 MO 12 FORD MUSTANG M1116 LEATHER, LOADED $ 2 5 5 MO. $ 255 Auto Max Price $16,880 12 DODGE DURANGO M1216 CREW, SHARP $ 3 4 5 MO. $ 345 Auto Max Price $19,480 12 VOLKSWAGEN CC M1041 LEATHER Auto Max Price $23,880 10 HONDA CIVIC CPE M1225 GREAT MPG . . . . . . . $12,880 . $195 MO 10 HONDA ACCORD LX, GREAT CAR . . . . . . . . . $14,880 . $225 MO $ 359 MO. 12 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA M1088 SE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $13,880 . . . . $209 MO 12 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT M1009 MUST SEE, GREAT DEAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . $14,880 . . . . $225 MO $ 2 9 9 MO. $ 299 Auto Max Price $23,880 Auto Max Price $22,880 12 MAZDA MAZDA6, M861 WARRANTY, SPORTY . . . . $12,280 . $185 MO 11 HYUNDAI ACCENT, M922 GREAT ON GAS . . . . . . $8,990 . $135 MO 07 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE, M740A SPORTY . . . . . . . $5,880 03 DODGE RAM 1500, M745C LOCAL TRADE . . . . . . $5,880 12 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN, M959 LOADED . . . $15,330 . $229 MO 12 CHEVROLET MALIBU, M967 LT, LOW MILES . . . . $13,589 . $209 MO 12 FORD EDGE, M978 SEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . $21,250 . $319 MO 11 DODGE 1500, M993 HEMI, 11K MILES . . . . . . . $16,250 . $245 MO 12 FORD F-150, M995 V8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $20,345 . $299 MO 12 FORD F-150, M996 V6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $20,950 . $315 MO 10 LINCOLN MKZ, M934B SHARP, LOCAL TRADE . . . . $16,220 . $244 MO 12 NISSAN QUEST, M1005 ALL NEW BODY STYLE . . . $17,150 . $259 MO 08 VOLVO C70, M1015 LOW MILES, CONV, LOADED . . . $21,850 . $319 MO 11 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN, M1026 20 WHEELS . . $29,980 . $449 MO 07 HONDA FIT, M965A GREAT ON GAS . . . . . . . . . $6,880 11 MITSUBISHI GALANT, M1040 A LOT OF CAR . . . . $10,450 . $159 MO 12 FORD ESCAPE, M1042 LIMITED . . . . . . . . . . $17,420 . $259 MO 12 HYUNDAI VELOSTER, M1046 AUTO, SPORTY . . . $17,250 . $259 MO 09 FORD F-150, M1052 LOCAL TRADE . . . . . . . . . $13,220 12 HYUNDAI SONATA, M1053 LIMITED, TURBO, LOADED . $21,110 . $314 MO 11 FORD F-150, M1056 PLATINUM, EVERY OPTION . . . $36,240 12 NISSAN ROGUE, M1061 S MODEL . . . . . . . . . $15,880 . $239 MO 05 FORD F-150, M858A SHARP TRUCK . . . . . . . . . $6,880 10 FORD EDGE, M987B LEATHER, 28K MILES . . . . . $15,580 . $239 MO 12 TOYOTA YARIS, M1069 AUTO . . . . . . . . . . $10,880 . $164 MO 12 FORD FUSION, M1070 SEL NICE CAR . . . . . . . $13,880 . $209 MO 08 SUZUKI XL7, M1079 3RD ROW, LEATHER, 48K MILES . $12,450 10 NISSAN 370Z, M946A LOW MILES, BLACK, SHARP . . $23,880 . $359 MO 12 CHRYSLER 200, M1082 GREAT DEAL . . . . . . . $12,880 . $195 MO 12 KIA SOUL, M1084 PLUS MODEL . . . . . . . . . . $13,880 . $209 MO 05 FORD EXPEDITION, M848A EDDIE BAUER . . . . . $5,560 05 CHEVROLET TRUCK COLORADO, M885A EXT CAB $9,660 12 TOYOTA RAV4, M1086 GREAT DEAL . . . . . . . . $17,880 . $269 MO 12 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA, M1088 SE, NICE SPORTY . . $12,880 . $195 MO MORE GREAT DEALS! 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BRIEFS The development review and building permitting processes are about to become easier for those interested in developing land and property in Marion County. On Feb. 5, county staff announced the launch of ePlans, a new online plans review service designed to bring building permit and development review applicants significant time and money savings. Applicants may now submit plans and supporting materials (not to exceed 24 inches wide by 36 inches tall) for review online by visiting www.marioncountyfl.org/ eplans.htm. To send materials, applicants must first create an online account. Staff from various departments will then be able to simultaneously review and provide comments for the uploaded documents, allowing applicants to track their progress and resubmit individual plan sheets as needed without having to reproduce full plan sets. This new service could help save our Building Safety and Development Review customers anywhere from $500-1,000 per project by not having to produce numerous hard copy plan sets, said County Engineer and Assistant County Administrator Mounir Bouyounes. It will also save the applicants valuable time by allowing them to submit materials directly from their office desks. County staff will continue to accept hard-copy submittals. For more information about ePlans, please call Building Services at 352-438-2400 or Development Review at 352-671-8686. INDEX Bookmark..............................31 Cherrywood.........................18 Judis Journal.......................13 Marion Landing..................21 Oak Run.................................24 OTOW.....................................15 Out to Pastor........................11 Paws and Claws..................27 Pun Alley...............................33 Puzzles...................................28CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & BusinessesFRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2013 VOLUME 17 NUMBER 38 www.smcitizen.com The Walmart Foundation has joined with Goodwill Industries International, National Disability Institute and United Way Worldwide to launch the MyFreeTaxes Partnership, offering free federal and state tax preparation and filing services both online and in person to eligible Americans in Marion County and across the country. MyFreeTaxes national and local partners will also provide taxpayers with eligibility information about the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and other tax credits to help them keep more of what they earn. For eligible taxpayers earning $57,000 or less per year, the Walmart Foundations $4.16 million grant in support of the MyFreeTaxes Partnership will: Provide free federal and state tax preparation and filing assistance for qualified individuals; Offer eligible consumers two main ways to file: Online at www.MyFreeTaxes.com/marioncountyfl for individuals and families with combined incomes of $57,000 or less. MyFreeTaxes.com tax filing software is provided by H&R Block; In person at: United Way led by communitybased Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) efforts for individuals and families; Deliver phone and online assistance for taxpayers using MyFreeTaxes. Taxpayers can: Contact United Way of Marion County at 7329696 or visit www.uwmc.org Call 1-855-My-Tx-Help for questions about MyFreeTaxes.com; MyFreeTaxes is expected to help return an estimated $1.95 billion this year in total tax refunds, credits and tax preparation fee savings to eligible taxpayers. Since 2009, MyFreeTaxes has helped more than 4.5 million families file free tax returns, resulting in nearly $6 billion in federal income tax refunds, nearly $1.5 billion in Earned Income Tax Credits and more than $913 million in tax preparer fee savings. MyFreeTaxes has also helped more than 610,000 taxpayers with disabilities file their returns. In this difficult economic climate, every dollar counts. Each year, millions of Americans pay hundreds of dollars to file their taxes, without knowing they may be eligible for free filing. In addition, millions of Americans may not receive their maximum tax refund because they arent aware of the tax credits for which they may be eligible, said Michelle Gilliard, senior director of the Walmart Foundation. To help ease the financial burden of the tax preparation process and make sure individuals and families receive their full tax refund, the Walmart Foundation is pleased to partner with leading nonprofits to offer MyFreeTaxes, a completely free tax-filing service. Eligible taxpayers earning $57,000 or less per year in Marion County can access MyFreeTaxes federal and state tax preparation and filing services: Online at www.myfreetaxes.com/marioncountyfl In person at the following locations in the community with the assistance of IRS-certified volunteers: United Way of Marion County 1401 NE 2nd St. Ocala Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Call 2-1-1 to make an appointment.36~ Friday, February 15, 2013 www.smcitizen.com My Free Taxes service launched in Marion PHOTO BY JIM CLARKSheriff Chris Blair speaks to the State Road 200 Coalition. Sheriff pays visit to 200 Coalition BY JIM CLARK EditorMaking his first appearance before the State Road 200 Coalition since a campaign stop last year, Sheriff Chris Blair gave members an overview of his plans and what he has accomplished so far after taking office on Jan. 8. Blair reiterated a campaign pledge, saying that the Sheriffs Office was top heavy, and that his job was to lower the administrator percentage and put more boots on the ground. He added, Our job is to keep you safe. He said he was adding a warrant unit in the near future, and that those deputies would be dedicated to serving warrants. Blair said that now the road deputies might recognize someone who has a warrant out or might get notified of one, for instance, at a traffic stop, but there is no one dedicated to serving warrants. He also spoke of starting a street crimes unit who would patrol in areas where there is high crime activity. He said it would be a fiveman unit with a sergeant. Blair indicated that new software will help deputies see where current activity is, makPLEASESEESHERIFF, PAGE3 The Marion County Board of County Commissioners voted 5-0 last week to approve a more than $1 million incentives package for FedEx Ground Package System Inc. (a subsidiary of FedEx Corp.) FedEx is proposing to construct a 383,161 square-feet building to house a hub facility on a 150-acre tract in the Ocala/Marion County Commerce Park. Through the package, the county is waiving future transportation impact fees of $579,722, paying up to $400,000 toward the relocation of an existing natural gas transmission line and providing a matching grant (with the city of Ocala) of $99,000 on behalf of the company to the state of Florida for participation in Floridas Qualified Target Industry Tax Refund Grant Program. As part of the agreement, FedEx agrees to create a minimum of 165 full-time equivalent positions within three years with an average annual salary of $31,536. The capital investment by FedEx for this project would be up to $122.9 million. If all moves forward as proposed, the project would be completed and operational in 2016. County and economic development officials believe this development by FedEx, a Fortune 100 company, promises to act as a major catalyst to attract other significant companies to the commerce park. Its an exciting day for Marion County, a historic day, said County Commission Chairman Kathy Bryant. The jobs and capital investment will benefit our community for years to come. Commissioner Stan McClain noted FedExs established reputation. Their brand is as large as any known in the world, McClain said. This is a beginning of great things to come and will continue to pay dividends long after we are gone. Marion County entered a commerce park project agreement with the city of Ocala and Ocala 489 LLC in 2011 to stimulate the local economy and spur local job growth. County approves incentives to attract FedEx facility Permit process eased *See sales person for details. Pictures for illustration purposes only. All prices and payments are with $1,000 cash or trade equity plus tax, tag, and $495 administration fee. Payments are for 75 months at 3.75% with approved credit. Go to AutoMaxocala.com for details. Offers cannot be combined. 000DXHA 1918 SW 17th St. AutoMaxOcala.com 352-401-0808 visit www. Auto Max Ocala.com to see all of your specials! 11 CADILLAC CTS SEDAN M1173 ONLY 18K MILES $24,680 . $369 MO 10 CADILLAC SRX M1175 MOONROOF, LOW MILES $ 399 MO. $ 399 Auto Max Price $26,880 12 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY M1181 LEATHER, DVD, LOADED $ 299 MO. $ 299 Auto Max Price $19,980 12 CHRYSLER 200 M1082 SHARP CAR . . . . $12,880 $195 MO 12 GMC TERRAIN M1155 32 MPG, NICE SUV $ 315 MO. $ 315 Auto Max Price $20,880 12 GMC SIERRA 1500 M1177 DENALI, AWD, 6.2L, LOADED $36,880 . $549 MO 12 INFINITI G37 SEDAN M1229 LUXURY PKG, MOONROOF $ 389 MO. $ 389 12 KIA OPTIMA M1099 LX, HIGH MPG Auto Max Price $16,880 12 KIA SORENTO M1127 V6, 3RD ROW . $19,880 $299 MO 12 KIA SOUL M1084 . . . . . . . . $14,880 $225 MO $ 255 MO. $ 255 10 MERCEDES GLK-CLASS M1207 NAVI, PANORAMIC ROOF, LOADED $ 419 MO. $ 419 Auto Max Price $27,880 09 MERCEDES-BENZ C-CLASS M1096 MOONROOF, LOW MILES . $21,880 . $329 MO As Low as APR 1 at at 1 for up to 60 months on any 2009 or newer vehicle at the sale when you purchase with a Campus Pre-App roved Loan Draft 12 CHEVROLET IMPALA M1195 LT, GREAT MPG . . . $13,380 $199 MO 12 CHEVROLET MALIBU M967 LT, LOW MILES . . . . $14,480 $219 MO 12 CHEVROLET SONIC M1120 GREAT MPG . . . . . $12,880 $195 MO 12 CHEVROLET COLORADO M1153 CREW, LT . . . $17,880 $269 MO 12 CHEVROLET TAHOE LT LOADED . . . . . . . $29,980 $449 MO 12 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN LT LOADED . . . . . $20,980 $315 MO 12 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE M1129 LT, ROOMY, GREAT MPG . . $21,880 $329 MO 12 CHEVROLET SILVERADO M1194 LT, V8, EXT CAB $ 315 MO. $ 315 Auto Max Price $20,880 12 DODGE CHARGER M1183 SHARP CAR . . . $17,880 $269 MO 12 DODGE GRAND CARAVA N M959 SXT, PWR DOORS $15,880 $239 MO 12 DODGE JOURNEY M1186 SXT . . . . . . $17,880 $269 MO 11 HONDA PILOT M1174 EX, SHARP 12 HYUNDAI GENESIS M1223 PEARL WHITE, TAN LEATHER $ 359 MO. 12 HYUNDAI ACCENT M1115 GLS, AUTO . . . . $11,880 $219 MO 12 HYUNDAI ELANTRA M1102 GLS, AUTO . . . $13,880 $209 MO 12 HYUNDAI SANTA FE M1218 GLS . . . . . $17,880 $269 MO 12 HYUNDAI SONATA M1228 GLS, AUTO . . . $14,880 $225 MO 12 HYUNDAI VELOSTER M1046 SPORTY CAR 7K MILES $17,880 $269 MO 10 HYUNDAI VERACRUZ M1162A ONLY 26K MILES $17,880 $269 MO 12 NISSAN ARMADA M1172 SV, 3RD ROW . . . . . $25,880 . $389 MO 12 NISSAN FRONTIER M1166 SV, CREW CAB . . . . $19,680 . $299 MO 12 NISSAN QUEST M1005 ALL NEW BODY STYLE . . . $17,880 . $269 MO 12 NISSAN ROGUE M1061 . . . . . . . . . . . $16,880 . $255 MO 12 NISSAN SENTRA M1199 PWR . . . . . . . . . $12,880 . $195 MO 11 NISSAN VERSA M1191 . . . . . . . . . . . . $9,880 . $149 MO 12 NISSAN ALTIMA M1142 S, NICE CAR $ 225 MO. $ 225 Auto Max Price $14,880 12 TOYOTA AVALON M1123 LIMITED, PEARL WHITE . . $23,880 . $359 MO 12 TOYOTA YARIS M1069 GREAT MPG . . . . . . . $11,480 . $169 MO 12 TOYOTA RAV4 M1086 . . . . . . . . . . . . $17,880 . $269 MO 12 TOYOTA SIENNA M1170 . . . . . . . . . . . $21,480 . $325 MO 11 TOYOTA TACOMA M1205 CREW CAB, LEATHER . . . $23,440 . $355 MO 11 TOYOTA TUNDRA 2WD M988A . . . . . . . . $15,880 . $239 MO 11 TOYOTA VENZA M1179 NICE SUV, 20 WHEELS . . . $18,880 . $285 MO 12 TOYOTA CAMRY M1189 LE $ 239 MO. $ 239 Auto Max Price $15,880 11 FORD FIESTA M1160 . . . . . . . . . . . . $11,880 $219 MO 12 FORD FOCUS M1128 SEL, NICE CAR . . . . . . $13,880 $215 MO 12 FORD FUSION M1070 . . . . . . . . . . . . $14,880 $225 MO 12 FORD EDGE M978 SEL MUST SEE . . . . . . . $20,880 $315 MO 12 FORD ESCAPE M1042 ONLY 16K MILES, VERY CLEAN $17,880 $269 MO 11 FORD EXPEDITION M1092 XLT, V8, 3RD ROW . . . $24,880 $375 MO 12 FORD EXPLORER M1164 LEATHER, VERY SHARP . . $27,880 $419 MO 12 FORD F-150 M996 . . . . . . . . . . . . . $21,880 $329 MO 12 FORD MUSTANG M1116 LEATHER, LOADED $ 255 MO. $ 255 Auto Max Price $16,880 12 DODGE DURANGO M1216 CREW, SHARP $ 345 MO. $ 345 Auto Max Price $19,480 12 VOLKSWAGEN CC M1041 LEATHER Auto Max Price $23,880 10 HONDA CIVIC CPE M1225 GREAT MPG . . . . . . . $12,880 . $195 MO 10 HONDA ACCORD LX, GREAT CAR . . . . . . . . . $14,880 . $225 MO $ 359 MO. 12 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA M1088 SE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $13,880 . . . . $209 MO 12 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT M1009 MUST SEE, GREAT DEAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . $14,880 . . . . $225 MO $ 299 MO. $ 299 Auto Max Price $23,880 Auto Max Price $22,880 12 MAZDA MAZDA6, M861 WARRANTY, SPORTY . . . . $12,280 . $185 MO 11 HYUNDAI ACCENT, M922 GREAT ON GAS . . . . . . $8,990 . $135 MO 07 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE, M740A SPORTY . . . . . . . $5,880 03 DODGE RAM 1500, M745C LOCAL TRADE . . . . . . $5,880 12 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN, M959 LOADED . . . $15,330 . $229 MO 12 CHEVROLET MALIBU, M967 LT, LOW MILES . . . . $13,589 . $209 MO 12 FORD EDGE, M978 SEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . $21,250 . $319 MO 11 DODGE 1500, M993 HEMI, 11K MILES . . . . . . . $16,250 . $245 MO 12 FORD F-150, M995 V8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $20,345 . $299 MO 12 FORD F-150, M996 V6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $20,950 . $315 MO 10 LINCOLN MKZ, M934B SHARP, LOCAL TRADE . . . . $16,220 . $244 MO 12 NISSAN QUEST, M1005 ALL NEW BODY STYLE . . . $17,150 . $259 MO 08 VOLVO C70, M1015 LOW MILES, CONV, LOADED . . . $21,850 . $319 MO 11 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN, M1026 20 WHEELS . . $29,980 . $449 MO 07 HONDA FIT, M965A GREAT ON GAS . . . . . . . . . $6,880 11 MITSUBISHI GALANT, M1040 A LOT OF CAR . . . . $10,450 . $159 MO 12 FORD ESCAPE, M1042 LIMITED . . . . . . . . . . $17,420 . $259 MO 12 HYUNDAI VELOSTER, M1046 AUTO, SPORTY . . . $17,250 . $259 MO 09 FORD F-150, M1052 LOCAL TRADE . . . . . . . . . $13,220 12 HYUNDAI SONATA, M1053 LIMITED, TURBO, LOADED . $21,110 . $314 MO 11 FORD F-150, M1056 PLATINUM, EVERY OPTION . . . $36,240 12 NISSAN ROGUE, M1061 S MODEL . . . . . . . . . $15,880 . $239 MO 05 FORD F-150, M858A SHARP TRUCK . . . . . . . . . $6,880 10 FORD EDGE, M987B LEATHER, 28K MILES . . . . . $15,580 . $239 MO 12 TOYOTA YARIS, M1069 AUTO . . . . . . . . . . $10,880 . $164 MO 12 FORD FUSION, M1070 SEL NICE CAR . . . . . . . $13,880 . $209 MO 08 SUZUKI XL7, M1079 3RD ROW, LEATHER, 48K MILES . $12,450 10 NISSAN 370Z, M946A LOW MILES, BLACK, SHARP . . $23,880 . $359 MO 12 CHRYSLER 200, M1082 GREAT DEAL . . . . . . . $12,880 . $195 MO 12 KIA SOUL, M1084 PLUS MODEL . . . . . . . . . . $13,880 . $209 MO 05 FORD EXPEDITION, M848A EDDIE BAUER . . . . . $5,560 05 CHEVROLET TRUCK COLORADO, M885A EXT CAB $9,660 12 TOYOTA RAV4, M1086 GREAT DEAL . . . . . . . . $17,880 . $269 MO 12 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA, M1088 SE, NICE SPORTY . . $12,880 . $195 MO MORE GREAT DEALS! 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Friday, February 15, 2013 ~ 3 www.smcitizen.com 34~ Friday, February 15, 2013 www.smcitizen.com It was a tall order for the IHOP chain to serve countless free short stacks of buttermilk pancakes on Feb. 5. At the State Road 200 restaurant, young ladies asked patrons for donations. By donating at least $5 to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, guests were given $5 discount coupons toward their next visit. This is the 8th year IHOP has offered this all-day deal. There was also a clown group there to do face painting on patrons tp help celebrate National Pancake Day. This restaurant has posted a notice at the door announcing that it raised $569 for the Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals. The national goal is $3 million so this will be added to the amount donated across the country. Here are some scenes. Pancake Day Photos by Mike Roppel ing it easier to supply backup and other services. Its called direct patrol, he told the crowd. Going along with that he said that the communications center would end what he called blind dispatch so that others can hear where the deputies are going. The sheriff said he is starting a Citizens Academy to allow people to become more aware of the activities of the office. He plans two sessions, one at Master the Possibilities at On Top of the World and the other at the Sheriffs Office. He drew an immediate, and expected, reaction when he mentioned panhandlers. He talked about other counties that have ordinances that have been upheld, and specifically mentioned Polk County (Lakeland and Winter Haven area). He said he is working with Kathy Bryant, County Commission chair, to pull an ordinance together that will withstand a court challenge. He said he is bringing in retirees to look at the whole Sheriffs Office to see what we can do to make it better. Blair is starting a program where deputies who are military veterans will wear ribbons with that designation. When the subject of gun control came up, he commented, I took an oath to support and defend the Constitution. I own a lot of guns. I dont want anyone taking my guns. That statement drew applause from the crowd. The sheriff said he is a big believer in volunteers. He said there are some working on cold cases. He also praised the addition of a DNA screening lab, where results can be obtained in eight to 12 days. The turnaround at other labs and agencies would be a lot longer. SHERIFFCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Pearson Nissan grand opening Pearson Nissan, 2060 S.W. College Road, recently held a grand opening ceremony at its new site. The dealership can be reached at 352-622-4111 or toll free at 1-800-342-3008. Frank Pearson, owner, left, with Ted Lindsay, general manager. PHOTOS BY RON RATNERAbove, the outside of the new building. 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Friday, February 15, 2013 ~ 33 www.smcitizen.com TO ADVERTISECall854-3986 ADVER TISING 4~ Friday, February 15, 2013 www.smcitizen.com In 1971 Presidents Day was proclaimed to be observed on the third Monday of February, honoring all past United States presidents and to replace the holidays that honored Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. For us old-timers its hard to forget that we once had two holidays just to remember these two. The release of the movie about Lincoln has brought him back into recent news. When the Oscar nominations were announced, Lincoln led the list with 12. This is a first, not the most nominations, but the first time Hollywood has ever voted for a Republican president. Despite the 12 nominations, movie producer Steven Spielberg was disappointed. He wanted four score and seven. One of the nominations Lincoln received was for best hat. The movie is a strange way to honor Lincoln -by sending people to the theater.LincolnismsA lot of wise sayings are attributed to Lincoln. Take your pick some came from honest Abe, others should have. Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt. If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one? He (referring to a lawyer) can compress the most words into the smallest ideas better than any man I ever met. My father taught me to work; he did not teach me to love it. It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues. Referring to office seekers, he said, This human struggle and scramble for office, for a way to live without work, will finally test the strength of our institutions. More about LincolnRecently Betty White visited President Obama at the White House. The first time Betty was at the White House she had stayed in the Lincoln Bedroom with Lincoln. I once celebrated Lincolns birthday by going through his tunnel, and it wasnt easy. I didnt have a car. Historians say Abraham Lincoln campaigned with the nickname Honest Abe. Today, politicians would consider that too extreme.Really?Did you know Lincoln wrote the Gettysburg Address while traveling from Washington to Gettysburg on the back of an envelope? Did it ever get delivered? Of course it got delivered. He delivered it himself. I guess he had to. No mailman could deliver it with an address on the back of the envelope and no zip code.Serious GeorgeIt is well known that Washington never told a lie. Apparently he never said anything funny either, but we love him anyway not smiling through wooden teeth. One reason that Washington never told a lie was that in those days there was no income tax. The commander of the Continental Army always spoke to his army in general terms. Washingtons army won the battle of Trenton because the enemy soldiers were Hessian around. George Washington is the only man who didnt blame the previous administration for his troubles. The decision Washington had to make when he decided to cross the Delaware was Roe vs. Wade. The first presidents false teeth were called presidentures. The father of our country was a handsome man because he was George-eous.Size itDuring the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, it was proposed that the standing army be restricted to 5,000 men at anyone time. George Washington, as the presiding officer, could not offer a motion, but he turned to another member and whispered, Amend the motion to provide that no foreign nation enemy shall invade the United States at any time with more than 3,000 troops.How far?Two men were standing on the banks of the Potomac River Is it true, asked one, that Washington threw a silver dollar across the Potomac? It is supposed to be true, said the other, but then you must remember that a dollar went much farther in those days. But Washington did better than that when he threw a sovereign across the Atlantic.Suitable for todayDuring the Civil War a minister called on Lincoln, and during their conversation he said, Let us have faith, Mr. President, that the Lord is on our side in this great struggle. I am not at all concerned about that, replied Lincoln, for I know that the Lord is always on the side of the right; but it is my constant anxiety and prayer that I and this nation may be on the Lords side.Dick and his wife Jane live in Oak Run. Presidents Day now just one holiday for two men Dick Frank Pun Alley Friday, Feb 15: fish or shrimp dinner, 5 to 7 p.m., Jersey Cowboy and Friends karaoke, 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16: hamburgers deluxe with fries and baked beans, 5 to 7 p.m. Randy Stanley karaoke 6 to 10 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17: food, 1 to 5 p.m. Bar Bingo 3 to 5 p.m. Monday, Feb, 18: Coney Dogs noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19: Dart League 5:45 to 9 p.m., food specials 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20: Hoodie Hoo Day, membership appreciation 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb 21: cards 1 p.m., open darts 5 p.m.; shuffleboard 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22: fish or shrimp dinner, 5 to 7p.m. Rich Rodriquez 5 to 9 p.m. West Marion Moose Lodge 2356, open for members and qualified guests, 10411 S.W. 110th St., one mile north of State Road 200 across from Oak Run entrance. Phone is 352-854-2200. West Marion Moose activities 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 Read the classifieds Community calendar 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 sign-up desk, required. Christ's Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352861-6182, www.ccomc.org/.St. John's Fish FrySt. John the Baptist Catholic Church, located on the corner of U.S. 41 and Highway 40 East in Dunnellon, will begin holding its fish fry every Friday during lent starting Feb. 15 and ending March 22 from 4 to 6 p.m. Cost is $7 for adults and $3.50 for children. The fish fry is open to the public and is held in the church pavilion. 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 Horses for Hospice Trail RideHospice of Marion County, Inc. will hold its 13th annual Horses for Hospice Trail Ride on Saturday, Feb. 16, on the Central Florida Greenway at the Florida Horse Park in Ocala. This years ride is in memory of Wayne Vaught, beloved Cross Florida Greenway enthusiast and former Trail Ride chairman. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the first ride leaves at 9:15 a.m. Riders travel from as far as Jacksonville and Tampa to spend 2-3 hours on the trail. Following the ride, participants can enjoy lunch by Tommys BBQ, live entertainment by Bordertown, and door prizes. Proceeds from this event will benefit Patient Care Programs. The minimum donation to ride is $30. Wagons are welcome; $30 for driver and $10 per passenger. Horse lovers who are unable to ride may purchase a $10 ticket to enjoy lunch and entertainment. For more information or to register, call 352-854-5218. Home Improvement ExpoMark your calendars for the fifth annual Home Improvement Expo on Saturday, Feb. 16, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Circle Square Cultural Center! The event is sponsored by On Top of the World Communities and World Home Improvements. Browse through the dozens of exhibitor booths and visit with experts from a wide variety of trades in the home improvement industry including; home solar, screen room enclosures, windows and flooring, the latest in home entertainment, single room or total home renovation, home security and much more. Numerous companies will fill the Circle Square Cultural Center with different ideas for enhancing homes and showcasing concepts for home improvements from standard remodeling and landscaping to complete reconstruction. This is a free event and open to the public. Visitors to the Home Improvement Expo will be treated to giveaways, door prizes and vendor gifts, along with loads of information and ideas for improving their home. The Circle Square Cultural Center is at 8395 S.W. 80th St. For more information, visit the website at www.CSCulturalCenter.com or call Theresa Fields at 352-854-8707 ext. 7530.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 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring your friends; there will be something on sale for everyone, including white elephant items, jewelry, books, tapes, videos, decorative items and baked goods. Scandinavian Club of Marion County: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. 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Friday, February 15, 2013 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 32~ Friday, February 15, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Add Up TheSAVINGSwith a Name Address City State Zip Phone 10 Words $8.20 Per Week 44 For Each Additional Word Pricing Includes Online All Ads Must Be Prepaid All Credit Card s Accepted1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 10WORDS$8.20+44AWORD(IncludesOnline)=TOTALFor your convenience, mail with payments to South Marion Citizen office at 8810 SW SR 200, Unit 104, Ocala, FL 34481 or call...Serving S.R. 200 Communities & Businesses CallTollFree1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIEDADSMC_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_11 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 MOBILE HAIR CARE**FULL SER VICE ** IN YOUR HOME LIC. BEAUTICIAN/CNA SERVICE THE HOME BOUND/ ELDERLY. 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Friday, February 15, 2013 ~ 31 www.smcitizen.com 6~ Friday, February 15, 2013 www.smcitizen.com DOG SITTER/WALKER Sit and walk with dogs.24/7. 22 years experience. Call please Dave Tania. 352-236-5746, 207-420-7170 Bermuda Hay 50lbs $6 Never been rained on 795-1906 586-1906 SHAMROCK FARM, CR BEAUTYSALON FOR SALE SW SR 200 area call for details 352-895-8425 DUDLEYS AUCTION 2 AUCTIONSThurs 2/14: Pre:12 Auction: 3p.m Tons of Estate Items GE Profile side by side, hshld coll. to electical supplies. Sat 2/16 Pre: 9am Auction: 1 1am Vtg Doll & Toy Auction (Live/Online) Feat. life long Strawberry Shortcake Coll, Lrg, Barbie Coll, mdme Alexander, 1800-1900s German & French, Bisque, Compo & 33 China Head, early erector, steel trucks+ *check website www.dudleys auction.com 637-9588 10%BP Au2267 AB1667 ASSIST SENIORSWe provide 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 LET US WORKFOR YOU!CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403SOUTH MARIONCITIZENCLASSIFIEDSGET RESULTS! OAK RUN ASSOCIATES FT Pool TechnicianMon-Fri 6am-2:30pm2 PT Facility CustodiansSun, Mon, T ues & W ed, Thurs, Fri, Sat 6am-10am Call for more information 352-854-6557 X13 EEOC/DFWP DRIVERS:All Miles P AID (Loaded & Empty)! Home on the weekends! Running Class-A CDL Flatbed Lease to Own-No Money DownCALL: 888-880-5916 T odays Ne w Ads OAK RUN ASSOCIATES FT Pool TechnicianMon-Fri 6am-2:30pm PT Facility Custodian Tues, Thurs, Sat, Sun 6am-1:30pm Call for more information 352-854-6557 X13 EEOC/DFWP Lost Small Gray Cat Feb. 7th 10040 SW 97th Ct. Pine Run Estate (352) 854-7102 Found Diamond Pendant Ocala Ross Parking Lot Call to describe (352) 489-3120 T odays Ne w Ads BEAUTY SALON FOR SALE SW SR 200 area call for det ails 352-895-8425 DOG SITTER/W ALKER Sit and walk with dogs.24/7. 22 years experience. Call please Dave T ania. 352-236-5746, 207-420-7170 Just call and see how easy it is to make money with the classifieds. ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MAXIMUM 10 WORDS RUNSFOR 2 WEEKSFREE TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403 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 CRUISE CONFIDENTIAL By Brian David Bruns Brian David Bruns, Midwesterner, former businessman, and college graduate takes his readers through the door marked crew only in an exclusive, below-decks expose of 80-hour work weeks aboard Carnival Cruise Lines. The sole American in a multinational workforce and the only American to last out his contract, he describes the brutal job that breaks down both body and mind. So why did the author even want such a job? Look no further than the love of his lifea sultry Romanian beauty named Bianca, an employee of Carnival. To spend a few precious hours together and rekindle their early romance, Bruns was willing to endure unbelievable hardship. Even so, whereas second-and third worlders were privy to what lay ahead from their countrymen, Bruns had no one to forewarn him. Was Bianca worth it? You decide. She was often testy and aloof and preferring the company of other Romanians to being with Brian. On board he witnesses firsthand the price to be paid for working on Carnival ships. Couples never make it at the end and those who enlist as conservatives dont leave as conservatives. He tells us why in an interview: No one who works on a ship comes back as a conservative. Most of the barriers I saw breaking down were ones I applaudespecially womens roles, which of course caused most of the divorces. Women were equal on the ship. They were doing exactly the same job for the exact same money. If you want a mans money, you want the mans job. The vast majority of Europeans had traditional female roles, and those roles were completely destroyed working aboard. According to Bruns, the women crew members were all gorgeous and mostly willing but he remains faithful to Bianca. Much needed sleep is so frequently traded for partying that its not unusual for crew to arrive drunk in the dining rooms where they must protect their allotted silverware and other utensils from those who would steal them to cover their own losses. Brian had trained on smaller, older Carnival ships and looked forward to his transfer to the relatively new Legend. What he found, however, was despite its extraordinary length, inside the ship everything appeared reduced: cabins were smaller, hallways narrower, and ceilings lower. Is there anything Brian would like passengers to know? He says that tips are everything to the crew because their pay is a mere pittance. Behind the scenes on a cruise ship Pat Wellington Bookmark Puzzle answers Saturday, Feb. 16 Chil i supper and ba ke saleSister Concepta, who founded and oversees Brother Keeper's 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 Sc ramble ben efits, 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.Sunday, Feb. 17 Ja zz Soci ety offers m usic, danc ingThe 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.Chu ck Wa gon G ang at Ch rists Ch urchBack 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. Christ's Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, www.ccomc.org/.Cos mopolit ans Annive rsaryThe 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.Rose p runing demonst rationMarion 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 meric an Legio n post to meetThe 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.M ario n Oak s Democrat s to meetThe next meeting of the Marion Oaks Democratic Club will be Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Marion Oaks Community Center, Building B. The club met on Dec. 17 to prepare for 2013. The discussion centered around the election of officers to carry on the work with the intensity of the past few months. The mid-term elections were mentioned as well as the need to maintain our interest and involvement in local and national issues that affects us all. New officers will be determined in our February meeting. Another topic of interest was the success of our end of year victory party held early in December. Approximately 160 individuals came to eat, dance and share experiences. A good time was had by all! Everyone was reminded about the bus trip to the inauguration ceremony for President Obama. Come and join us in February, we can always find room for more members.Tuesday, Feb. 19 Financ ial Wo rks hop at Ocal a We stDo 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 C ollege R o ad Yo ung at HeartCollege 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.A lzhei mer s works hops 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.Friday, Feb. 22 Ch arit y pic nic for blind cen terHighland Memorial Park is hosting a charity picnic to benefit the Florida Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired on Friday, Feb. 22 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come out and support this great organization! The address for Highland Memorial Park is 1515 N.E. Third St., Ocala (two blocks behind the Cascades). Lunch will be served on a donation basis with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting the Florida Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Februarys delicious menu is smothered chicken, garlic mashed potatoes, Caesar salad, garlic rolls, brownies, iced tea and bottled water. Relax in the shade or take your lunch to goits up to you. For more information, call Community Care Director, Beverly Brown at 352-671-6466.Saturday, Feb. 23 K ingd om of the Sun Con cert 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. More on Page 7 000E0X7 HOT TOPICS AT THE BRIDGE Tues., February 19th, 2:30 PM 2013 RETIREMENT & ESTATE PLANNING: Strategies you must know for a Secure Retirement. Items discussed will be Tax Law Changes, How to Increase Assets to Heirs, Wills, Trusts & POAs, Self-Insure for Long Term Care, Veteran Benefits, Taking Social Security Early or Waiting, Identity Theft Prevention Methods and MORE! Presented by Gary Marriage, Jr., CEO/Owner Nature Coast Financial Tues., February 26th, 2:30 PM DEFEAT DIABETES DAY Lets take a closer look at diabetes. Presented by Bruce Hancock, Certified Pedorthist, Advanced Diabetic Solutions Tours Tours Tours Tours Call to make a reservation for a lunch/tour. We would love to share with you what The Bridge Community is all about! We look forward to hearing from you soon. Space is limited, so make your reservations today!!! 9401 SW Hwy. 200, Bldg. 2000, Ste. 2001 Ocala, FL (352) 854-4017 000E0HU Advanced Lipid Testing, Thinking Beyond Statins Better Body Physical Therapy and Absolute Health invite you to attend a lecture by Family Nurse Practitioner Frank Dowe. In this one-hour presentation, we will explore both conventional and alternative Wednesday, February 27, 2013 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Refreshments FREE Laser Pain Relief Treatment Certificate for the first of 20 people to respond R.S.V.P. (352) 854-4017 Space is limited Please respond by 2/22/13. All Pharmaceutical Supplements at Absolute Health Receive Coupon For 20 % OFF management of high cholesterol including advanced lipid testing and non-pharmaceutical management.

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Saturday, Feb. 23 Book sale at Winn-DixieA book sale to benefit Ocala Wildlife Sanctuary will be held Saturday, Feb. 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Winn-Dixie, 8445 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. Bring your aluminum cans for recycling.African Violet Club meetingPlease join us for our Feb. 23 meeting at 10:30 a.m. at the Marion County Sheriff's Office (Brian Litz Sheriff's Substation), 9048 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. We meet the fourth Saturday of every month except December. We have an exciting program planned for you this month. Our courtesy store is open during our meetings for your convenience to purchase all kinds of supplies such as new pots, soil, tools and fertilizer. We would love for you to join us while we learn new and interesting information about our beloved African violets. Delicious light refreshments are served. Check out the club website at http://www.africanvioletclubofocala.org/. Guests are always welcome!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. The 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.Friday, February 15, 2013 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 30~ Friday, February 15, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com 000DYGI Best of the Best four years in a row HOURS: Mon. 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Friday, February 15, 2013 ~ 29 www.smcitizen.com 000E1K2 Since the November presidential election weve read two dozen articles diagnosing the political illness of the Republican Party. Only one prognosis suggested that the illness could become fatal if the patient doesnt rally by November 2014. Thats a bit dramatic, but truth is the Grand Old Party is more geriatric than grand. The GOP projects an image of a club trying to attract new members with a menu of old ideas, all of which they insist are basic principles. Only uncompromising conservatives need apply for membership. Budget deficits, national debt, and tax reform are important issues that werent addressed when Republicans had control of Congress and the White House. They are also worn-out campaign chatter that has exhausted the attention of voters. Basic principles seem to have expiration dates that fall between elections. Democrats arrange their campaigns around a variety of promises, many of which will never be realized more foreclosure help for homeowners, tax credits for workers, restriction of wiretap snooping, more congressional disclosure, tougher rules for lobbyists, better consumer protection, creation of millions of green jobs. Democrats havent forgotten a question which voters used to ask politicians who campaigned door to door during the Great Depression: What have you done for me lately? Is something-for-everybody campaigning lying? No, just politics. Is it effective? Consider the results in 2012. President Obama and his party captured 56% of the senior citizen votes, 55% of female voters, 71% of Hispanic votes, 73% of Asian-Americans, 93% of African-Americans, and 75% of voters who said they have no religious affiliation In 2008 Republican Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell announced that his number one priority was to make Mr. Obama a one-term president. We wonder how many independent voters were chased away permanently by that announcement of obstructionism. The 2012 Republican campaign for the presidency and control of Congress should have adopted as a theme song Steven Sondheims ballad Send in the Clowns. In theatre language it means Were losing the audience. Lets do some jokes. But in Sondheims staged musical it meant Send in the fools, but Dont bother theyre here, meaning We are the fools. After a series of self-destructive candidate debates, the GOP selected a 2012 presidential candidate with a recurrent foot-inmouth affliction. Other unhelpful gaffes came from Republican congressional candidates: such as Todd Aiken of Missouri, who enlightened American Women that the female body has ways of shutting down pregnancy after rape. And Richard Murdock of Indiana, who comforted women that because life is sacred, if a woman is impregnated during rape, it was intended by God. Fortunately the GOP has at least two bright prospective candidates for the oval office, who have not been brainwashed by the partys elite Senator Marco Rubio of Florida and Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana. Jindal has suggested bravely that the GOP stop being the stupid party. It doesnt need any more clowns. www.smcitizen.com 8~ Friday, February 15, 2013 When I was a young boy in Catholic school, we sang a hymn, Long live the pope his praises sound, again and yet again; his rule is over space and time, his throne the hearts of men. The pope in those days was Pope Pius XII, and I always thought that Pius was a strange name, and it was even stranger that there had been 12 of them. Of course, he was followed by John XXIII, Paul VI, John Paul I, John Paul II and Benedict XVI, who is still pope today. You were always conditioned that the only way to replace a pope was to elect a new one when the existing pope died. There was a lot of grieving for the deceased pope, but then it became dramatic as you listened (no live television for a few years) to the descriptions of the smoke coming out of the Vaticans secretive meeting of cardinals. Black smoke meant no pope, white smoke meant we had a new pope, and then we waited anxiously for the announcement of who it was. By the way, the ballots are burned with a chemical compound to create the black smoke, and by themselves to create the white smoke. In those days we usually didnt know any of the candidates, so there was no instant analysis when a new Holy Father was named. Knowing that history, you can see why Catholic around the world, including myself, were shocked to wake up Monday morning and hear that Pope Benedict was going to resign on Feb. 28. I wasnt around when the last pope resigned (in the year 1415) so, like others, I waited to see what would happen. It eventually came out during the day that the cardinals, much like they do when the pope dies, would gather at the Vatican for a conclave, usually held in the Sistine Chapel in secret, to choose a successor. Now, we know what people are thinking about a successor almost from the moment that Benedicts resignation was announced (the word abdicate does not appear in Canon Law, Im told). This is not new. Back in 2005, then Cardinal Ratzinger was listed as one of the favorites, and they were right. Hes now Benedict XVI. For me, in the few times there have been papal elections since Ive been alive, the intrigue isnt so much on who the pope will be, but what name he will choose. Most of the names have some historical or biblical link, someone the new pope wishes to emulate. For instance, Benedict means blessed, and Pope Benedict XV was pope during World War I and worked tirelessly for peace, and St. Benedict founded many monasteries and the Benedictine order. So for the next couple of weeks well watch, wonder and listen as the pundits try to figure out who the favorite is. Tradition says it will be a European but you never know.Jim Clark is the editor of the South Marion Citizen and attended St. John the Evangelist School in Bergenfield and Bergen Catholic High School in Oradell, both in New Jersey. 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. There are always stories about traffic safety, texting while driving, drunk driving, etc. But there are other people on the roads who have to be careful. In recent years, the scene was U.S. Highway 27, which doesnt have that many traffic lights to help people cross from residential areas to the grocery stores. It was highlighted when a man in a wheelchair was struck and killed as he crossed the road. Now the scene has shifted. In the past two weeks, two men have lost their lives on State Road 200, both crossing the highway, both in the same area, near Steeplechase Plaza in about the 8500 block. The first was Stephen R. Cote, listed as a transient, who was struck back on Jan. 28. He was taken to the hospital, and last week he died from his injuries. Then late last week a similar accident occurred when a pedestrian was struck, also crossing the highway. He was struck by one car, evidently not too hard, but was knocked into the path of another vehicle and run over. As of this writing, there have been reports that this man was identified, but the Florida Highway Patrol has not released his name. There are traffic lights and walk signs there to help pedestrians. It doesnt help, however, when they are ignored. So if youre walking, obey the signals so you can save your own life. When a pedestrian is struck by a vehicle, the vehicle usually wins. If youre driving, be aware of pedestrians as you go through congested areas. You may think you have the right of way, and you may be correct, but you should always watch out for the other guy. If youre careful, you can save yourself a lot of mental anguish, and maybe save the life of another person. S UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Traffic safety means on foot, too Popes resignation causes a stir LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Where to now for the Glum Old Party? Road designationsLoved your article about the states system of reporting using their highway numbers instead of the numbers we all recognize. Only our government could mess it up this badly. Ask anyone to tell you the four points on a compass and theyll all say, North, South, East and West so when they numbered the mile markers and exits on the interstate system why in the world did they number them from the South, North, West and East. Al Pitts Cherrywood EstatesHealth care actionThe 2013 Legislative Session begins in three weeks. Two weeks ago, the governor released his budget recommendations, which yet again contain cuts in payments to Florida hospitals for the care of low income families, children, the elderly and the disabled. This is just one of many challenges facing us in the upcoming Legislative Session. Yet, the biggest health care policy decision Florida faces was not addressed in the governors budget because that decision will be up to the Legislature. Floridas state senators and representatives must decide on implementing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and, more specifically, the decision on whether to extend health care coverage to nearly one million uninsured Floridians. Also on the table are changes to the way hospitals are paid through the Medicaid program, a variety of other regulatory matters and the constant potential for bad ideas like mandatory contracting to creep back into the legislative process. Securing coverage for an additional one million Floridians is a key strategic objective. Therefore, it was critical to secure the resources necessary READER OPINIONS INVITED Jim Clark Editor Jim Flynn Columnist to make the strongest case. With that in mind, Florida Hospital Association (FHA) took up an offer to partner with the American Hospital Association (AHA) to work for the implementation of PPACA. At the direction of the FHA Board, they applied for, and were awarded, a grant from AHA to assist with a campaign to extend health care coverage in PLEASESEELETTERS, PAGE9

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Friday, February 15, 2013 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 000E0WG S h e a r J o y B e a u t y S a l o n W a l k I n s W e l c o m e Our other talented stylists Colleen, Kim, Jeanette, Judi, Leigh, Tara and Joel 8430 SW 103 Street Road, Ocala 873-1135 M-F 8-5 Sat 8-2 Appointments Available Welcomes Tracy (Wed.-Sat.) Full Service Men & Ladies Manicurist Wanted 28~ Friday, February 15, 2013 www.smcitizen.com ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Stop being the wool-gathering Lamb, and start turning that dream project into reality. You have the ideas, the drive and the charisma to persuade others to follow your lead. So do it. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Youve scored some big successes. But remember that all hardworking Ferdinands and Ferdinandas need some time to restore their energies and refresh their spirits. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Youre gaining a stronger mental image of what youre trying to achieve. Now look for the facts that will help get this to develop from a concept into a solid proposal. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Some of you eager-to-please Moon Children might want to delay some decisions until midweek, when you can think more with your head than your heart. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) A new business venture seems to offer everything youve been looking for. But be careful that that rosy picture doesnt betray traces of red ink under the surface. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) A volatile situation needs the kind of thoughtful and considerate care you can provide right now. Therell be plenty of time later to analyze what might have gone wrong. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Your loyalty to a friend in a tough situation earns you respect from people you care about. Those who criticize you dont understand what friendship is all about. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Your strong work ethic is rewarded with the kind of challenging opportunity you love to tackle. Now, go ahead and celebrate with family and/or close friends. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) A legal matter you thought had been resolved could require a second look. But dont make any moves without consulting your lawyer. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to January 19) Taking charge is what you like to do, and since you do it so well, expect to be asked to lead a special group. This could open an exciting new vista for you. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) An important matter might wind up being entrusted to you for handling. The responsibility is heavy, but youll have support from people able and eager to help. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) A spouse or partner might make an important, even lifechanging, suggestion. Consider it carefully. It could hold some of the answers youve both been looking for. BORN THIS WEEK: You always try to do the right thing, and for the right reasons. No wonder people have come to depend on you. Florida. Very soon, FHA will introduce a statewide grassroots campaign to educate lawmakers on the benefits of extending health care coverage through PPACA and the impact this decision will have on our patients, communities and the economic well-being of our state. In addition to the above actions, Munroe and other hospitals are also working together with the AHA to further educate our Congressional leadership on the challenges healthccare would face if they were to support proposals that would further reduce Medicare and Medicaid funding for hospital services. Steve Purves President & CEO Munroe Regional Medical Center LETTERSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 GUEST COLUMN BY MIKE EMIG Air Force AssociationBetween the existing funding reduction of $487B and sequestrations projected $500B cut, the Department of Defense is facing a very profound strategic turning point. $1T in budget cuts will leave the military fundamentally underequipped to protect the nations core interestsincluding the global stability that affords economic prosperity. It is one thing to be prudently efficient, quite another to be strategically foolish. The pressures at play are best illustrated within the United States Air Force. The Air Force, already stretched thin by the 1990s procurement holiday, actually saw its percentage of defense budget decline by one third during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan-it now stands around 18 percent of the total DoD budget. This is a record low. The service cancelled and/or delayed the vast majority of its modernization portfolio to sustain war-time operational demands. Two decades of underfunding have yielded an Air Force that is on the brink. Its aircraft average a quarter of a century in age-with many dating back to the Eisenhower Administration. The wings of Carter-era A-10 ground attack airplanes are riddled with structural cracks. Airmen learning to fly are strapping into T-38s over twice their age. B52s, all of which pre-date the Cuban Missile Crisis, are spending up to a year in depot-level maintenance. In light of the F-22 shortage, the Air Force is now extending the lifespan of its 28 year old F-15s and 18 thousand hoursmore than three times their original design life. The existing force structure must be maintained with utmost caresequestration would preclude this, wed have to degrade the core force. The Air Force spent the last decade retiring nearly a quarter of its bombers, fighters and cargo aircraft in an attempt to free up resources. This stretched the remaining tails thinner. It is no longer possible to step to another jet because those tails are no longer in the inventorythe remaining platforms must work. Crews must also be adequately trainedthere is a difference between gear handle competence and effective combat capability. History clearly demonstrates the cost associated with under-investmentlives sacrificed and strategic objectives lost. Rarely do we get a choice regarding when and where we will send forces into harms way. Even without sequestration, the Air Force risks falling short when it comes to projecting power-especially in the Pacific domain. The Service has 20 long range bombers in 185 air superiority fighters that are capable of projecting credible, survivable and sustainable power in this region. Given combat force generations issues that equates to about four B-2s and 20 F-22s engaged at a given moment. Newly-acquired platforms like Predator are of immense value over Kabul, but they simply lack the range and survivability to be of any use in demanding environment like the Pacific ocean. The future of the Air Force rests on the 2020s procurement program-future buys will not succeed without dependable funding streams. The 2020s are a make-or-break moment for the Service. Services do not exist for their own benefit. They train, organize and equip to facilitate policy options for our nations leaders. 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Our next meeting will take place on Thursday, Feb. 21, at 1 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room at the Bank of the Ozarks. Our meetings are always open to guests; it is not necessary to be an SPCA member to attend. Please give us a call at 352-362-0985 if you would like more information about our meetings or have any other questions for us. Anyone wishing to send us a donation or a letter by mail should note that we have a new mailing address. Please send your correspondence to: SPCA of Marion County, 11100 S.W. 93rd Court Road, Suite 10-115, Ocala FL 34481Adoption NewsThe adorable 12-year-old Yorkie pictured here needs your help to find a new forever home. Sweet Trinki has lived around horses most of her life, as she was the devoted pup to well known horse breeder Bert Linder until he passed away several years ago. A friend who took her in adores her, but now has several chronic health issues that prevent her from taking proper care of the sweet girl. She would like Trinki to have a better life in her senior years, and as a healthy Yorkie who has always been well cared for and is current in all medical care and shots she can have many healthy years left to share lovingly with you. Trinki is a versatile pup: besides horses, she gets along well with cats, so she can fit in to most types of households. Dont have a horse farm? No problem, just take her for a ride around the countryside now and then so she gets to see her favorite creatures. If youd like Trinkis story to have a happy ending, please call Shirley or David at 352-854-0114 to arrange a meeting. Arlene still has five cats/kittens ranging in age from six months to nine years that need good homes. Please give Arlene a call at 352-875-9761 to get to see them. Weve been told by previous adopters that they are very happy with the kittens they adopted from her. If you are thinking at all about adding a cat or kitten, or two, to your home, please check out Arlenes brood first. Foster families neededA Good Samaritan brought in a very sweet stray mama dog and her 10 puppies (yes that says 10) to the Animal Center recently and they are too young at 5 weeks old to enter the shelter. As you can imagine, the Animal Center is having a hard time finding a foster family for such a large clan. Heres a picture of mama dog, a pit mix, and a picture of the cuddly puppies. They only need to be fostered for four weeks, so Animal Center is asking our help to find a foster family for a short period of time. Perhaps you have a number of family members or friends willing to help out for about a month. Could you give it a try? The Animal Center provides all medical care you need to provide food, shelter and tons of love. Because of the number and age of the puppies, the appropriate foster family would not have any other dogs. You can find more information on fostering at http://marioncountyfl.org/AnimalCenter/foster.aspx. You can also contact the shelter at 352-671-8700 or email them at animalservices@marioncountyfl.org. The shelter is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. If you cant help with this large group, the Animal Center would like you to fill out an application for the future, because they are always in need of foster families for young, injured, or sick animals.Until next month remember: Pets are not our whole lives, but they make our lives whole. Friday, February 15, 2013 ~ 27 www.smcitizen.com 10~ Friday, February 15, 2013 www.smcitizen.com BY GEORGE ANDERSON Theres never been a more important time for Americans to unite and pledge that when they see something, they say something. New Yorks Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) originally unveiled the See Something, Say Something campaign to increase public awareness about signs of terrorism and the importance of reporting suspicious activity to law enforcement authorities. This slogan, later licensed to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) highlights the concept that homeland security begins with hometown security. As a retired NYPD Assistant Chief with 30 years of experience as a police officer, supervisor, trainer, and critical incident responder, I believe that every American needs to develop the tools and techniques to honor the See Something, Say Something mandate. Police and security forces are hard at work but public safety is the responsibility of all Americans. We are the first line of defense against acts of terrorism on our country and each individuals help is needed. All Americans need to be on alert for potential risks. The attempted car bombing in Times Square in 2010 was averted by the vigilance of a quick thinking street vendor who witnessed smoke coming from an SUV and alerted police. This potentially saved hundreds of lives had the device functioned as it was nefariously intended. While this incident was front page news, virtually every day thousands of citizens across the country witness suspicious activity. Citizens play important roles in helping law enforcement solve crimes and save lives by becoming actively involved in protecting their communities. Whether you live in a rural or urban environment, our best defense is to let the authorities know when something does not look right and to be prepared for the unexpected. As the Vice President of Operations at Americas largest security services company and a former police officer, I offer peace by shaping regions, deterring potential aggressor and reassuring allies. This could take the form of a C-17 delivering relief supplies or a fighter squadron deploying abroad to help cultivate allied partnership capacity. In wartime this means presenting leaders with a global set of options to net desired results without projecting undue vulnerabilityi.e. getting the mission accomplished without reverting to attrition warfare of occupationbased strategies. These missions include: securing and maintaining air dominance; long range strike; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. Global logistics, close air support, combat search and rescue; command and control; communications; etc. These are all capabilities essential to our nations leaders, combatant commanders, the joint team and allied partners. AIR FORCECONTINUED FROM PAGE 9 GUEST COLUMN Security saying: When you see something, say something the following tips to help people to know how to recognize and report suspicious activities: Take Note of Suspicious Behavior Suspicious activity can be defined as an incident, circumstance or person who appears out of the ordinary and out of place. A range of suspicious behavior includes the adult man loitering alone in the childrens playground, or someone wandering down the street peering closely into car windows. A person taking lots of photographs of a buildings infrastructure is potentially suspicious as this person may be taking images to look for weaknesses in the building to exploit for criminal or terrorist activities. Someone tampering with sewer, gas or an electric systems that is not branded with an identifiable company or government agency is suspicious. Hearing unusual sounds glass breaking, people shouting, gun shots all are clearly suspicious. Seeing a bag left by a passenger on a bus or train or in a public place is suspicious and demands immediate action by alerting the bus or train operator and calling 911. Record Suspicious Activity Write down as much information about the suspicious behavior as possible noting the time and place with a physical description of the suspicious person. If you are able to discreetly take a photo or video of the person from your phone, this could become important evidence. Minus photographic evidence, try to provide specific information to the authorities including gender, race, approximate age, height and weight, hair color and style, clothing, and general appearance including note of any facial hair, scars, tattoos or glasses. Educate the Workplace Even workplaces with a full-time security team need to involve their employees and promote the See Something, Say Something campaign. The security team cannot be in every hall way, office and production area at all times but your employees are. It is the observations of the many that can truly make an impact. All employees should be educated on what constitutes suspicious activity and the importance of reporting it. In some offices, it is the receptionist who is the companys first line of defense. A receptionist should be suspicious of an unknown individual who claims to have lost their identification and seeks to gain entry or a caller who asks probing questions about particular employees schedule or whereabouts. Establish Reporting Procedures in the Workplace Determining the chain of command on reporting procedures for suspicious activity is important. When is it appropriate for employees to call the police? If an employee feels immediate attention is necessary, they should call 911. Does the level of activity warrant an initial investigation from your security firm or company manager? The Homeland Security Department has also established a tip line to report suspicious activity which is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 1-866-HLS-TIPS. For more information, visit the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Encourage your friends, neighbors and colleagues to be observant and vigilant on the job and even on their way to work. If there is a stray tote bag tucked under the bus or subway seat, report it to the local police. If a stranger PLEASESEESECURITY, PAGE11 SPCAs next meeting scheduled for Feb. 21 Maria Devine Paws and Claws Above, mama; below, puppies. This is Trinkie. On Saturday, March 2, the Ocala Elks Lodge 286 will host an Army of Hope Breakfast to benefit the Army of Hope, one of the charitable programs of Florida Elks Charities. The mission of the Army of Hope is to provide aid assistance to the families of deceased, disabled, and deployed members of the military of Florida serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. Examples of aid are car, utility, and insurance payments; major appliance repairs (A/C, water heaters, washers/dryers, etc.); minor home repairs (plumbing, painting, etc.); auto repairs or transportation; school lunches; babysitting; medical/dental emergencies not covered by insurance; lawn mowing, landscaping, and sprinkler repairs; phone cards; clothing and shoes; groceries; gas; and medical travel. This program also funds a week of summer camp at the Florida Elks Youth Camp located in Umatilla for children who have deceased, disabled, or deployed military family members. Admission for the breakfast buffet is $8 for adults. Children ages under 10 will be admitted for $5. The event is open to the public. Net proceeds will benefit the Army of Hope. The breakfast is being held at the Ocala Elks Lodge at 702 N.E. 25th Ave. from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Since the inception of the Florida State Elks Association Army of Hope in 2007 the AOH has raised $242,784. The committee has distributed to the troops $56,151; funded three AOH camp weeks at a cost of $108,360; and currently has $78,274 available for distribution. The average distribution of the 42 grants to service members or their families during this time was $1,337. Individual aid requests may be made by submitting a completed request form (found online at www.flelks. Or go to your local Elks Lodge. The families of Florida active duty military personnel, military reservists, the Coast Guard, the National Guard, and/or their dependents are eligible to apply. An active duty member stationed in Florida with his/her dependents would qualify as a Florida resident. Army of Hope breakfast will be March 2 Hospice seeks singersHospice of Marion County invites you to consider a unique volunteer service. 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Friday, February 15, 2013 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 26~ Friday, February 15, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Mini Pizza SnacksYield: 2 servings (3 mini pizzas per serving) 6 mini pizza crusts cut out from whole wheat pitas, or pre-bakedpizzacrusts 1/2 cup tomato sauce or your favorite pizza sauce (optional) 1 cup mozzarella cheese Pizza toppings such as pepperoni, black olives, green pepper, Florida tomatoes, onions, mushrooms, etc. Preheat oven broiler. Use a cookie cutter to cut pizza crusts that will fit in the wells of a muffin pan. Place one crust in each well. If you want pizza sauce, spoon some onto each crust. Top with a sprinkle of cheese, then some of your favorite pizza toppings. Place muffin pan on the lower rack of the oven, and broil for about 5 minutes, or until the cheese has melted. Remove from oven. Let pizzas cool for a couple of minutes before carefully using a fork to remove them from the pan. Grown-Up Alert: Have an adult help with the broiler, and with removing pizzas from the muffin pan. FAMILY FEATURES Who says pizza is just for dinner? With these recipes, you can get the family together and make pizza for dinner and breakfast, lunch or snacks. By making it yourself, you can save money and make it healthier. Its easy to turn pizza into a healthy meal. Use a whole wheat crust, garden fresh toppings like tomatoes from Florida, and serve it with a salad, said Chef Justin Timineri, Executive Chef and Culinary Ambassador, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. These recipes are not only kid-friendly to eat, theyre kid-ready to make. Older kids can help slice vegetables, and younger kids can help make the pizza crust and add the toppings. Look for the Grown-Up Alert on each recipe for tasks adults should handle or help with. Get more recipes and learn about Florida tomatoes at http://bit.ly/floridatomatoes. Chef Justin TimineriChefJustinsTomatoTips FORKIDS Never refrigerate a whole tomato. Storing in cold temperatures stops the ripen ing process and makes the flavor fade.The best test for a great tomato is not color but aroma. Smell the stem end, and you should smell a strong sweet-acidic fragrance. Choose tomatoes that are plump, shiny and that give slightly when pressure is applied. TomatoQuizFloridatomatoesnotonlytastegood, buttheyregoodforyou.Tomatoes containvitaminA,whichdoeswhat? a) Helps fight infection b) Keepshair,bonesandskin healthy c) Promotes good vision d) All of the above Answer: dFrittata Breakfast Pizza Yield: 4 to 6 servings Fresh pizza dough or 1 small pre-baked pizza crust 8 to 10 eggs 1/4 cup milk Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste 2 Florida zucchini, sliced thin 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated 1 cup breakfast meat (bacon and/or sausage) cooked and chopped 2 Florida tomatoes, sliced thin Preheat oven to 375F. Place pizza dough in bottom of springform pan, or cut pre-baked crust to fit. In medium sized mixing bowl, combine eggs and milk. Use whisk to mix. Season egg mixture lightly with salt and pepper. Set aside. Layer zucchini on top of crust in bottom of pan. Add half of the cheese to the top of zucchini. Add cooked and chopped breakfast meat to pan. Place pan on cookie sheet. Pour egg mix ture on top of meat and zucchini. Top egg mixture with sliced tomatoes and remaining cheese. Bake uncovered for 15 to 25 minutes until center of frittata is evenly cooked. Remove from oven and let cool. Unhinge the springform pan. Slice and serve warm. Grown-Up Alert: Have an adult help with the oven and with unhinging the hot spring form pan.Garden PizzaYield: 4 to 6 servings 1 whole wheat pizza crust, baked and ready to be topped 2/3 cup tomato or pizza sauce 2 Florida tomatoes, sliced thin 1/2 cup Florida bell peppers, diced small 1 cup Florida mushrooms, sliced 1cup Florida zucchini, diced small 1 1/2 cups grated mozzarella cheese 3/4 cup fresh mozzarella cheese, hand torn 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves Preheat oven to 375F. Evenly distribute sauce over pizza crust. Top with tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms, zucchini and cheeses. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until bubbly. Let cool slightly. Garnish with fresh basil. Grown-Up Alert: An adult may need to help with dicing vegetables and using the oven.Mexican PizzaYield: 4 to 6 servings 1 whole wheat pizza crust, baked 1/2 cup salsa 1 cup Florida corn kernels 1 cup Florida avocado, diced 1 cup Florida tomatoes, diced 2 cups jack cheese, grated 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped (optional) Preheat oven to 375F. Evenly distribute salsa over pizza crust. Top pizza with corn, avocado, tomatoes and cheese. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until bubbly. Let cool slightly. Garnish with fresh cilantro, if desired. Grown-Up Alert: An adult may need to help with dicing vegetables and using the oven. Whole Wheat Pizza CrustYield:1crust,4to6servings 2 cups whole wheat flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 cup olive oil, plus extra for greasing pan 3/4 cup water 1 teaspoon kosher salt Preheat oven to 350F. In large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients. Mix by hand until dough comes together and doesnt stick to the side of the bowl. Use a small amount of olive oil to grease a medium sized (12-inch) pizza pan. Roll or press dough into pan. Bake for about 7 min utes or until golden brown. Let crust cool slightly and top as desired. Grown-Up Alert: An adult may need to help with the oven. Frittata Breakfast Pizza Garden Pizza Mini Pizza Snacks Mexican Pizza walks into the office without having been identified by your front desk security personnel, ensure that is reported immediately to the appropriate person. Vehicles abandoned in the right of way should also be reported to local authorities immediately. These situations can be completely innocent, but they could also be very dangerous and are worth a call to the local police.George Anderson is Vice President, Operations for the New York office of AlliedBarton Security Services and President of the New York Chapter of ASIS. Prior to joining AlliedBarton, Anderson had a 30-year career with the NYPD, retiring as an Assistant Chief. SECURITYCONTINUED FROM PAGE 10 February is the month we celebrate romance. Actually, the only romantic things about me are my love handles, which is why I have spent so much energy developing them over the years. You think somebody would appreciate them. For some people, romance is an easy, if not natural thing. Others, like me, find it complicated and elusive. It is not that men are less romantic than women are; they just have different ideas of romance. For most women, romance is flowers and candy in heart shaped boxes. For men it is a Big Mac with fries and a soda ... and Super Size it, please. Why are women so complicated and men so simple? I do not think that came out the way I meant it. If it were not for women, romance would have died a long time ago. There is nothing quite like springtime with a hint of romance in the air with a delicate dash of chivalry. People from Hollywood try to define romance for us, but their idea of romance is raw sex and lurid lust. Hollywooders would not know romance if it nibbled on their ears. Romance is not a fling in the spring, but a lifelong relationship, experiencing all the ups and downs of life together and no growing apart! There is no picture quite as refreshing as a couple still together after all those years of turmoil and temerity. The easiest thing in all the world is to fall in love for a few years and then, when it gets difficult, bale out. What kind of thing is that? Ah, but to see a couple married for 50 years or more; now that is the epitome of real romance. Ill have you know that romance has not been a stranger at the parsonage. I met my wife (actually, she wasnt my wife then) when I went away to Bible college in 1970. At the time, I was functionally romance challenged. Before I left home for college, I prayed for a wife. I had the good sense to know that a minister needs a good wife to support him in the ministry. I prayed something like this, Father, I need a good wife and I dont know how to go about it. Let the first single girl I True love trumps a romantic fling every time meet at Bible college be the wife of Your choosing. Now, I know this is a crazy and dangerous prayer to make. Some would take the high road of romance, but I took the low road of prayer. I may have been a bit desperate, but nobody could doubt my earnestness. I also figured that prayer was a lot cheaper than dating. After all, I am a Pennsylvania Dutchman. Nevertheless, I prayed for a wife. The day of my arrival on campus came and found me a bit anxious. I remembered my prayer and wondered just how God would answer it. My parents took me to the college, which was some 500 miles from home; good planning on my part the mens dorm, I figured I was safe. I planned to avoid all contact with the opposite sex as long as possible. But just as we pulled into the mens dorm parking lot, a young woman exited from the mens dorm. 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Paul Cacchioli. Edna grew up in Paterson, New Jersey, one of six children in her family. After graduation from Central High School she went to wok at a lingerie company as a machine operator. Later she took a job with Plastic Protective Inc. This company designed raincoats and boat covers among other plastic coverings. One day, as Edna walked down the hallway, she looked into a little office and saw a man reading the paper. Only a dim light was coming through a small window. She stopped and then reached around the corner of the door and hit the wall switch to turn on the light. Isnt that better? she said as she went on her way. For the first time, Paul noticed the attractive young lady that worked in the sewing department of the plant where he was a cutter. That chance meeting would be only one in a number of circumstances which some might call fate and others, a larger plan. Not too long after his graduation from Dickerson School, Paul was drafted into the U.S. Army. He took his basic training at Fort Dix and then was sent to Aberdeen Proving Grounds. After graduation from his advanced training he was assigned to the United Nations as a driver. His assignments included chauffeuring foreign dignitaries and ambassadors to various locations in New York City. On one occasion he was supposed to meet President Harry S Truman but for some reason, the President never came into town. A highlight of his tour came when he drove a limousine in a procession marking the start of the U.N. session. He and the entourage received a police escort through New York City. While Paul found the job interesting, he didnt like the traffic. After 18 months in the Army and with the end of World War II the Army decided his services were no longer needed so he was discharged. Ironically, a man that Paul had worked for during his high school days and the few months following his graduation bought Plastic Protective Inc. When Paul returned from the service, because of his work record, he was immediately hired. Thats how Edna and Paul were able to be at the right place at the right time. Engagement followed and in 1953 Paul and Edna were married. They would begin their married life on Long Island. After staying with in-laws for a while to save up some money for a down payment they built the first of three houses. It was a two bedroom home in Pompton Plains, New Jersey. Over the next few years Paul and Edna began their family. They have four children; three girls and a boy. They remain close if not in miles, certainly in heart. Edna their eldest lives in Boca Raton; Donna resides in Woodstock, Georgia, and David and Paula still live in Wayne, New Jersey. During their younger years, Paul worked hard at a chemical company called Kohnstamm. This company produces, among other things, the coloring used in cosmetics; food and drugs. Pauls duties included scheduling all shipping and receiving for this national corporation as well as dispatching for multiple deliveries. After 27 years with Kohnstamm, Paul retired. With their children grown and on their own, the loving couple decided that they had enjoyed as many harsh winters as they could stand. They decided to move to Arizona. Paul and Edna spent four and a half years in that warm western state. It was there that Paul began to wear his signature cowboy hat. The blazing sun and dry heat of Arizona is a real danger to the skin and keeping that in mind, Paul went for the wide brimmed white hat that he still proudly wears to this day. Family ties run deep for Edna and Paul and they wanted to be closer to family. After living in Arizona they moved to Pompano Beach, Florida, to be close to their daughter and new grandchild. Paul relates that during the time they were having their home built in Pompano, hurricane Andrew decided to pay a visit. The frame work for their house was destroyed and it took some time to rebuild it. In the end, it all worked out however and they spent many happy times there. One day while looking through an AARP magazine, they found a Cherrywood advertisement and decided to come take a look at Ocala. There was certainly less traffic and a lower cost of living here and they found a home that suited their needs ideally. That was 10 years ago and Edna and Paul have been happy residents ever since. They entertain their four children and enjoy sharing time with six grandchildren whenever possible. They also boast about the addition of a great grandchild to their family. They visit often. One of Ednas hobbies is cooking. Her favorite meal to cook is Italian spaghetti and it is the most requested dish her entire family. Whenever they come to visit or when she and Paul go up north, thats the first thing they ask for. Along with cooking for Paul; her family and friends; Edna is also an avid reader. Her favorite types of books were once mystery novels but not surprisingly, she now loves romance novels. This genre seems right up her alley. Both Paul and Edna are active members of Queen of Peace Catholic Church. Unknown to your reporter until this interview, Paul is an accomplished saxophone player who considered going professional after he left the service. His love for Edna and the children kept him from going on the road and thats a decision he has never regretted. You will find Paul most mornings in the pool room of the clubhouse. An excellent shot, he plays on the mens traveling billiard team. Because of his manner and style, he enjoys the respect and admiration of not only his teammates but from all who know him. Edna and Paul love their Cherrywood family and enjoy spending time with them. Gentle and devout with quick smiles, they are a beautiful couple. They are an example of mutual love and respect that allows for 60-plus years of happy marriage; a wonderful family and enduring friendships. We are grateful that they are part of the Cherrywood community. From Your ReporterWow what a week. As you can tell from this column Cherrywood is a very active community and it is an honor and privilege to be able to cover so many activities and to work with such great people. If you have ideas, suggestions or opinions concerning this column please contact me at urperssec@yahoo.com. I am always pleased to hear from you, the reader. Friday, February 15, 2013 ~ 25 www.smcitizen.com 12~ Friday, February 15, 2013 www.smcitizen.com CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 20 Edna and Paul Cacchioli. Donation of transport van soughtSheltering Hands Animal Rescue is seeking a donation of a cargo van to transport cats in their Community Cats Program to spay and neuter. Vehicle must be in working condition. The donation is tax-deductible based on book value. 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The Ambassadors' third passport show of the season will be on Saturday, March 9, featuring vocalists Bud Conover and The Siren Sisters. Bud does dead-on impressions, quick-witted comedy as well as quality singing. The Siren Sisters are brilliant Broadway singers. Their wit and sense of humor add to a great evening of entertainment. Ticket sales will be Monday, Feb. 25, from 8 to 10 a.m. in the card room of the Orchid Club. If you cannot make the sale, please call Carol Forgette at 352873-3074 for tickets. Cost is $15 per person. Make your check payable to ORHA; please, no cash. Do You Remember? Fine Arts ShowTune in channel 12 for Len Teitler's presentation of the 2012 Fine Arts Show, narrated by Anna Boodee. It will air following "FYI" daily at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. from Feb. 15 to 22. Democratic Club of Oak RunThe next meeting of the Democratic Club of Oak Run will be held on Thursday, Feb. 21, in the Orchid Club at 7 p.m. The speaker will be Democratic Committeewoman Joyce Blake. She will discuss the county's Democratic Executive Committee's plans for 2013. Elections of officers will take place at the meeting and annual dues of $5 will be collected at this time. Democrats, are you aware that there are over 1,500 registered Democrats in Oak Run? We invite you all to come to our club's meetings. Join us and see what you have been missing. How nice to have conversations with like-minded people. We are a social group as well as a political club. Coffee and cake are always served. We look forward to seeing you on Feb. 21. For more information call Sandy Wolfe.Fine Arts ShowThe Art Club of Oak Run invites Oak Run residents and guests to the 21st annual Fine Arts Show on Sunday, Feb. 24, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Palm Grove. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy the wonderful paintings, drawings and photography that will be displayed. Roam the aisles to find the perfect art for your home or for a gift. Or, just enjoy viewing the artistic creations of your fellow Oak Runners. There will be a raffle for an original watercolor by Heather Doherty entitled "On Lily Pad." You need not be present to win but raffle tickets will be available at the show. Proceeds will go toward a scholarship at CCF. There will be free refreshments. Judi Hanson will display her artwork in the Oak Run library this month. Friends of the LibraryThe Oak Run library is a great place to find a good book and more. Library cards are free to Oak Run residents. Its also a good time to join Friends of the Library. Membership is only $3 and includes five meetings per year to discuss library activities and enjoy entertainment and refreshments. The next book sale will be held Saturday, March 9, from 8 to 10 a.m during the Donut Drop-In at the Orchid Club. This is a super opportunity to find a good read at a great price!TroubadoursOur spring concert will be held on Friday, April 12, and Saturday, April 13, at 7 p.m. in Palm Grove. Ticket sales begin at the Orchid Club lobby from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. on the following dates: Mondays March 4, 11, 18, 25 and April,1, 8 Wednesdays March 6, 13, 20, 27 and April 3,10 Saturdays March 9, 23 and April 6,13 Our spring concerts are very important to us and the highlight of the year. It is our time to give back to our community. The community has always been so supportive of us and we are so appreciative. People do fill the auditorium each night and that's what makes the concerts so great. Feeling the enthusiasm makes us excited and ready to do our best. It adds to the overall success of the program. We look forward to meeting you at the ticket table and also at the concert. You can always purchase tickets at the door. So come, we look forward to seeing you.Volunteer ReadersLove to read? Love kids? Our Reading Volunteer Group is looking for enthusiastic people to visit two of our local elementary schools and read to the lower grades. It would only take up about an hour of your time, six mornings a year each (Tuesdays and Wednesdays) at Sunrise and Marion Oaks Elementary Schools. The books are selected by the teacher at the grade level you want, and you are escorted by two of the children to their classroom. Through our efforts we hope to instill in them a love of reading while opening up new horizons and adventures in the wonderful world of books. Call Addie Bambridge at 352-533-8666 to sign up or for more information. Car pooling is available for Oak Run residents, although anyone is welcome to join.Oak Run travel"S Wonderful" (trip 21) will be at the David A. Straz, Jr. Center in Tampa on April 20. This all-singing and dancing celebration of the works of brothers George and Ira Gershwin will take you back to the styles of many cities over the decades of the 30s, 40s and 50s. There are a few seats remaining so call Frank and Shirley Semmelmayer. At Ed Fletcher's Dinner Theatre on May 4 you will see "Over The River and Through The Woods" (trip 23) after enjoying a wonderful buffet. This comedy about a young man who wants to go off on his own is stymied by grandparents on both sides of his Italian-American family. Call Emily and Paul Pike for information and tickets. We are moving along toward publication of our spring-summer brochure. Our wonderful hosts made their selections known for which trips they want to host and the sale dates were set for each trip. Check your cubby near the end of February or early March for the brochure which will be on blue paper this time. Performing Arts CompanyAnother Performing Arts Company cast member in the "Odd Couple" is Arline Raguso. Her acting career got under way at the early age of 8. She had a starring role in "She Was Only A Farmer's Daughter," (she was the farmer's daughter !! ) She worked with a great drama coach Esther Mathews who coached such stars as Judy Holiday and Betty Condon. Arline met both prior to their heading to Hollywood for auditions. Judy made it big time and Betty went on to write "Cloak and Dagger" with Adolf Green. Arline's favorite roles were "Lady Macbeth" and Beatrice in "Senior Follies." She has appeared in a great number of other plays on the Oak Run stage. Her current role is Mickey, a female police officer who is in the midst of the comical mishaps on stage. She threatens to use her gun on some of them if they don't shape up. Ticket sales remain brisk with remaining February sale dates in the Orchid Club on the 23rd at the pancake breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. and the movie the same day from 6 to 6:45 p.m. Remember, if you can't make a sale date, phone Shari Weber at 352-854-0116 for the few remaining dinner theatre tables on March 21 and for shows on the 22nd through the 24th call Linda Noel at 352-873-9908. Appliqu, instructional for beginners This is a new group that meets at the Island club on the 3rd Monday of every month from 1 to 3. Each month we explore and focus our attention to one of the many techniques for preparing pattern pieces for appliqu. We will also have direction on color, design, and embellishments as they apply to appliqu We had our first meeting in January and we are 11 strong with two teachers. We have a few openings. If we exceed the number of appliqu students we can teach at any one time we will create a waiting list. We are a fun group, round table format, no dues, or bylaws. If you think this group is for you then give Pat Cicogna a call at 352-873-4196Royal Oaks Women's 18 Hole GolfAfter a frosty start to the morning on Feb. 5, we all warmed up and played a good low-net game. And the winners were: 1st Flight 1st place Dianna Love, 2nd place Jan Tennant, 3rd place Judie Lavdas; 2nd Flight 1st place Noreen Salo, 2nd place Lynn Houghton, 3rd place B.J. Lassiter; 3rd Flight 1st place Kathy Kollar, tied for 2nd place Ginger Drake and Donna Gwin. Closest to the pin was Chris Orndorff. Bravo winners!Royal Oaks Lady NinersOn Feb. 7 we played "O.N.E.S." and in flight A: 1st. Sally Crass, 2nd. Bette Johnson, tied in 3rd. BJ Lassiter and Rae Stover. Flight B: 1st. Joyce Maddill, 2nd. Diane Dufresne, 3rd. Joan Scholl. Closest to pin on #3 was Elsa Berbig. We had two chip-ins, Bette Johnson on #4 and Sally Crass on #8.Friday, February 15, 2013 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 24~ Friday, February 15, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Have you ever noticed that God has a marvelous sense of humor? The young woman emerging from the mens dorm defied description. Do you remember when women rolled their hair up in big rollers? Well, this young woman had rolled her hair up in tomato cans! Nothing prepared me for such a sight. She actually looked like some space alien. I do not know what she was wearing or even what she looked like. All I could see were those tomato cans on her head. At the time, I did not know much about romance, but I knew this was not it. The next few days I did everything to avoid the womens dorm for fear I would run into her. Whenever I did see her, I crossed to the other side of the street. But the more I tried to avoid her, the more I ran into her. Prayer makes strange partners. Thinking I was making progress in my plan of avoidance, the inevitable happened. One week after arrival, my roommate invited me to come along with him and his girlfriend to a restaurant. Being the neurotic naive that I am, I said, Sure, Id love to come along. After all, I had nothing else to do and it seemed like some fun. When my roommate went to the womens dorm to pick up his girlfriend, who do you suppose was standing with his girlfriend waiting? Thats right. The young woman with the tin cans on her head. Would you believe it? The young woman with the tin cans turned out to be the sister of my roommate. It was a whirlwind romance. I met her in September and in February she asked me to marry her. In August of that year, I found myself at a church altar mumbling, do. The Bible makes this promise: Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD (Proverbs 18:22 KJV). A good wife is the find of a lifetime, as long as God is in charge of the search. 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. PASTORCONTINUED FROM PAGE 11 Be happy, its Adar! For Jews the month of Adar, which falls this year in February, contains one of the joyous if not silliest of Jewish festivals. I am referring of course to Purim, that wonderful holiday where Jews dress up in costume, retell the ancient story of their deliverance from the evil hand of Haman through the influence of the Jewish Queen Esther. During the reading of the Book of Esther, as Hamans name is read, groggers or noise makers drown out his name as the worshippers clap and stamp in complete antithesis of a traditional Jewish service. Silliness is encouraged on this day with spoofs and parodies on all subjects being allowed and encouraged by Jewish law and tradition. In Eastern Europe, the Purim Spiel, Purim Play, was always a delight. Now that I have Jewish law behind me, I wish to offer the following essay on a topic of importance to me, that is, The Stickie. Now, you ask: What is a stickie? A stickie, is a pesky, offensive little piece of goo that now becomes semipermanently attached to avocadoes, peaches, pears, plums, tomatoes, peppers, oranges, grapefruit, tangerines, kiwi fruit, star fruit, tomatoes, Asian pears, cactus, cucumbers, lemons, pomegranates, persimmons, apricots, well you get the point. Now in the old days, we used to stamp our fruits and vegetables with a blue rubber stamp. Worst thing about that way was that whatever you touched, would say the name of the fruit. I ruined four jerseys because they now all say Sunkist on it. But the best was yet to come. Enter technology and the stickie. These little labels just seem to stick to anything within two miles. I spend hours getting them off of cutting boards, Stickies knives, cereal bowls and counters. And just when I think they are gone for good, I find them sticking to the inside of the trash barrel. But that is not the worst of it nor why I needed to inform you about stickies. I must relate some incidents that will surely prove my point, whatever that is. First, I once served a salad to my guests. Somehow, a stealthy stickie slithered into the salad. My guests thought it was a new kind of vegetable. I didnt say anything. Next, there was the time one disappeared down the disposer. The plumber ended up with a shredded stickie; I got stuck with a bill for $300. Then, there was a time my son thought he could play a joke on Mom. Unbeknownst to me, he stuck a stickie to my sweater, dangerously close to my tuchus. He knew what he was doing. He retrieved it from a tomato and it said plump and juicy. Thats all I needed. Being a teacher at the time, I was fair game for pranks. When I walked into class, the students burst into laughter. It took me two hours to figure out what was going on and of course when I finally removed the stupid stickie, part of my sweater unraveled. Darren was grounded for a week for that caper. But it was the incident with the rabbi that has solidified my annoyance with stickies. My congregation had invited this hotshot rabbi from out of town to a service to be held at my house. I cleaned the house for two weeks but on the last day before the rabbi was to arrive, I could not find a stickie that had fallen to the floor while I was preparing the salad. I searched high and low, even had four of my friends who dont even need glasses search for me but the elusive gunky label was nowhere to be found. I put it all to rest figuring it was somewhere in Stickie Land, out of sight. It was during an important Torah lesson when things became apparent. As the erudite rabbi was explaining an important tenet of the holy Torah, I happened to glance down at his shoe. There on the sole was the stickie for all to see and it said Perro Peppers. Such a shanda! (Embarassment) I immediately offered to remove the offensive label while the rabbi sat there watching me attacking his shoe for two hours. Needless to say, he never returned to Ocala after that incident. Now that I have concluded my expose on stickies, I hoped you have gleaned much knowledge. My main lesson I wish to impart is oops! My breakfast peach stickie has stuck to my computer! I have gone from an Apple to a peach! May we always laugh and find joy in our daily lives and may all your stickies fall off with ease! Judis Journal Judi Siegal Christs Church of Marion CountyFriday, Feb. 15: All Church Valentine Dinner, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16: Mens Prayer Group, 8 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 17: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 18: Bible Study, 10 a.m Tuesday, Feb. 19: Womens Crafts and Fellowship, 9 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19: Womens Fellowship Meeting, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21: Prayer and Praise Group, 9 a.m. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, http://www.ccomc.org. Religion PLEASESEERELIGION, PAGE15 Passport Show for March 9 will be a double Carol Wheeler Oak Run 000E0ZR THEDRESSINGROOMOCALA @ YAHOO COM C ALL FOR C ONSIGNMENT I NFORMATION 352-237-5478 7256 SW 62 ND A VENUE S UITE 3, O CALA We Are The New Supplier For Habersham Candle Co. 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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. 17 begin with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Studying through the Book of Acts, the adult classes are taught by Bill Wallett in the auditorium and the ladies class, in the Fellowship Hall, taught by Linda Brown. At the 10:45 a.m. morning worship service the FBC choir will be singing, In the Presence of Jehovah. Pastor Randall Brown will be bringing 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. FBC also meets on Wednesday at 7 p.m. for Bible study and prayer. All are welcome to attend. Friendship Baptist Church is at 9510 S.W. 105th St., off of State Road 200. The church phone is 352-237-2640.Chabad of Marion CountyPurim in New York City is Chabad of Marion Countys creative twist this year on their traditional Purim party, to accommodate the anticipated crowds of men, women and children who throng Chabad for their annual Purim celebrations. On Purim, Chabad is the place to be! Chabads grand Purim Bash will be held at the Hilton of Ocala, Sunday, Feb. 24, 5 p.m. The celebration will begin with a unique Multimedia Megillah Reading, followed by exciting, music, hamentashen, Authentic New York Deli dinner buffet, face painting and a live Broadway Show. In the spirit of Purim, come in a New York style costume to be included in the lively competition where judges will award prizes to contestants with the most innovative or funny costumes. All are welcome to join regardless of affiliation or background, no membership required. The cost is $12 per adult and free under the age of 12. Purim celebrates the salvation of the Jewish people, in the year 3405 from Creation (356 bce), from Hamans plot to destroy, kill and annihilate all the Jews, young and old, infants and women, in a single day. (Purim literally means lots for Haman determined the day of annihilation by throwing a lottery.) It is observed by public readings of the megillah Scroll of Esther, sending food portions to friends, giving gifts of money to the poor, and enjoying a festive meal accompanied with joyous drink. To RSVP or for more information on Chabads Purim festivities or more on the holiday of Purim and its observances, contact Chabad of Marion County at 352-291-2218 info@jewishmarion.org or log on to www.JewishMairon.org Friday, February 15, 2013 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 22~ Friday, February 15, 2013 www.smcitizen.com RELIGIONCONTINUED FROM PAGE 13 BY ELOISE HOLLYFIELD ejh2025@gmail.comClub events and travel opportunities constitute this weeks OTOW Happenings.New England ClubDuring the Jan. 17 social, the New England Club celebrated Benjamin Franklins birthday. Everyone enjoyed trying to answer the tough trivia questions that were passed around. When you have some free time look up this very important person in our history; there are some amazing facts and many inventions by this amazing man. The guest speaker was Larry Robinson, Trainer at On Top of the World. Larry offered many valuable suggestions to everyone on how to keep or get their bodies in shape as everyone ages and how important and beneficial it is to everyones physical and mental health. The next meeting is on Thursday, Feb. 21, 1 p.m. Our own Gates Landry will be performing. And please remember, this months meeting will be in the Health and Recreation Ballroom (a change of venue from the Arbor club for this month only). Coffee is provided by the club. Refreshments are provided by club members. Please bring your own cold soda or water. Membership fees are $10/per person/per club year (October through May). There will be a 50/50 drawing, as well as chances to buy tickets to win a beautiful homemade afghan made by Marge Robinson. There will also be many opportunities to will one of 15 door prizes. Club Schedule: Feb. 21, 1 p.m.Health & Recreation Ballroom March 21, 1 p.m. Arbor Club Ballroom April 18, 1 p.m. Arbor Club Ballroom May 16, 1 p.m. Arbor Club Ballroom New members are always welcome please join in the fun. You do not have to be from New England to join our club; a love of New England is all you need. For more information, contact Donnamarie at 207-212-6529.Travel ToppersDont miss out on the Eastern Caribbean Cruise on the Royal Princess, Jan. 26 to Feb. 2, 2014. The Royal Cruise is a new ship that is currently under construction and has many new features sure to please our seniors. They will offer a larger top deck pool, reserved just for adults, featuring plush private cabanas with a dazzling evening water and light show.. The atrium will be larger and have additional entertainment and casual dining options. There will also be a Sea Walk. The ship will sail from Fort Lauderdale to Princess Cays, Bahamas; St. Thomas and St. Maarten. Passport is required. Insurance is available and strongly recommended. Call for the very favorable rates for all classes of cabin. Prices include all port charges and government fees, and the payments t can be made by credit card or check. Costs and answers to all your questions can be obtained by calling Inge Gaitch at 237-7428; please call only from 9-4p.m. Call soon, as people all around the world are very excited about the Princess Lines newest ship. Dont miss next weeks Citizen for information on our ever popular Mothers/Fathers Day trips. Also, call OTOW New England Club honors Benjamin Franklin PLEASESEEOTOW PAGE16 ily handled, and will address all your questions. Lunch follows the presentation and will include a carousel of cold meats, cheese tray, chips, fresh fruit and Black Forest cake. Please reserve your seat by purchasing a $1 ticket at our Tuesday Socials beginning Feb. 26 or in the Activities Office during regular ticket sale hours. Your $1 will be returned to you upon attendance.Shuffleboard challengeThe next Ladies vs. Men Shuffleboard Challenge is scheduled for this Sunday, Feb. 17, at 1 p.m. The ladies are inching closer to achieving victory, and this might be the match that does it. If you would like to participate, please put your name on the sign-up sheet hanging on the Activity Wall in the Lifestyle Center. Or just come by and cheer for your friends and neighbors. All are welcome.Mah Jongg winnersThe Jan. 26 Mah Jongg Marathon, organized by Carolyn Salzlein, is an annual event here in the community. Its a full day of fun playing Mah Jongg with a break for lunch; and this years winners of the Marathon were Thelma Marsh in third place, Lorraine Russo in second place, and Art Salzlein in first. The Mah Jongg group plays on Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. and on Thursday afternoons at 1 p.m. in the Library. New players are invited to join in.Sit and Be FitDrop by the new Sit and Be Fit video exercise class now being offered in the Lifestyle Center at 10 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. We have 20, half-hour episodes, which will rotate on a bi-weekly basis, all of which include a full body workout designed to strengthen, stretch and improve overall functioning of the body. The programs are upbeat and lively, featuring a variety of fun movements and music. It is suggested that you bring a towel with you to the class, and a resistance band if you have one, as they may be used for various exercises. The class is free and open to Marion Landing residents and their guests only; no registration is required. We hope to see you there. Gentle YogaPractice gentle yoga and discover simple and effective poses to reduce stress and achieve optimal health, vitality and serenity. This class is led by fitness instructor Mary Pat Giffin and involves standing and seated poses to strengthen, stretch and improve balance with a little bit of Tai-Chi included for flexibility. Format includes a chair; and please bring a mat for floor-work. Gentle Yoga meets Tuesdays at 11 a.m. in the Lifestyle Center. Each session is $5. Please sign up on the sheet posted on the Activity Wall.Travel newsIf you are interested in any of the trips listed below, details are available on the flyers posted on the Travel Board in the Lifestyle Center, or you may call 237-7152 for more information. Trips are open to the general public if space allows. Dont miss the two-day spring casino trip to Fort Lauderdale on May 1 and 2. Package price is $130 per person/double occupancy, and $170 for single occupancy at the La Quinta Inn in Coral Springs, with a continental breakfast and three casino visits: one to Hard Rock Casino and two to Coconut Creek Casino. Round-trip motor coach from Marion Landing and driver tips are included, and you will receive back a total of $85 in free play and $20 in food coupons. Host Pat also makes the bus ride more enjoyable by having games, refreshments, prizes and surprises. Full payment is due at time of reservations and are non-refundable. This trip will sell out, so make your reservation early. Travel to the Sonnentag Theatre at the Ice House in Mount Dora on May 18 to enjoy the comedy The Perfect Wedding. Find out what happens when a man wakes up in the bridal suite on his wedding day with an attractive, naked and unfamiliargirl in bed beside him. In a few moments, here comes the bride, and pandemonium ensues. This play is sure to leave you laughing. The cost is $75 and includes lunch at a local restaurant. Reserve your seat now for a matinee show at the Sleuths Mystery Dinner Theatre on Thursday, July 25. Kim & Scott Tie the Knot is an Italian wedding murder mystery with audience participation. You become the detective as you as you try to solve the crime putting together clues that are sure to puzzle and amuse you. The cost is $75 and includes round-trip motor coach; reserved seats; complete luncheon with choice of Cornish hen, lasagna, or prime rib and dessert, unlimited beer, wine and soda and all taxes and gratuities. The bus departs at approximately 10 a.m. and return at approximately 5 p.m. Visit the Smoky Mountains and Pigeon Forge from Oct. 6-12. Enjoy the fall foliage, great shows and meals on this seven day, six night excursion which includes ten meals, six breakfasts and four dinners. Tour the Smoky Mountain National Park, visit downtown Gatlinburg, see many of the shows in Pigeon Forge such as Smoky Mountain Spry, Cirque de Chine, Smith Family, Hatfield McCoy Dinner Show, and more. Mark your calendar for Jan. 19 to 26, 2014 (yes, thats 2014) for a western Caribbean cruise on Freedom of the Seas. You will visit ports in Labadee (Haiti), Jamaica, Grand Cayman and Cozumel. More information is listed on the Travel Board. Save this date if you are interested in a spring vacation in 2014, our Travel Club has made plans for a terrific European riverboat cruise on the Elbe River. Enjoy time in Berlin, Dresden, Wittenberg and Prague and includes 7 nights aboard the M/S River Allegro, which was built specifically for cruising the Elbe, and was recently refurbished with the travelers' needs and comfort in mind. More details on this spectacular trip are listed in the brochure posted on the Travel Board. Diane Bress is Marion Landings Activities Director and an employee of Leland Management, Inc. 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Friday, February 15, 2013 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com 16~ Friday, February 15, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Audrey Mangan at 352-854-7074 about Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat. The show will be at the Show Palace on Saturday, March 23. The cost is $73 for the show, a delicious meal, and coach and driver and meal tips. Be advised that this show is sold out, but there is a waiting list, so if you are interested in attending, call the number listed above a.s.a.p.Lions ClubThe 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 Randal 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! OTOWCONTINUED FROM PAGE 15 Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com At the Feb. 5 Tuesday Social, Board Treasurer Jim Adwell presented Frankie Trepac with the Marion Landing Volunteer Recognition Award. He said, This month we are doing something a little different by honoring one of our silent volunteers, a person who has helped a lot of people in the community without many people knowing about it. If someone needs a ride to the doctor or to go shopping, she is there for them. If a woman needs to have her hair done, she will do it. If someone needs a helping hand, or just someone to talk to, she is on the job. She also volunteers to help in the kitchen at bingo, and I'm told you can find her pretty much every week playing dominos in the library. It is my pleasure to introduce our Volunteer Recognition Award recipient, Frankie Trepac. Frankies engraved plaque will join the more than 153 other volunteers recognized by the community since 2001, all of which are posted in the Lifestyle Center. Award recipients are chosen from a list of residents who are nominated for the award by their peers. If you would like to nominate a fellow resident for a volunteer recognition award, please forward your recommendation, in writing, to a board member, member of the Activities Support Committee, or the activities director.Landing Lites concertThe Landing Lites will perform their spring Pops Concert on Saturday, March 9, at 7 p.m. in the Lifestyle Center. This promises to be a fabulous program with lots of pizzazz, said Floyd Hickman, Landing Lites director. The Chorus is featuring hits from a number of Broadway musicals, such as 42nd Street, Kiss Me Kate, Funny Girl, Gypsy, The Fantastics, Porgy & Bess, Chicago, The Wizard of Oz, and music from films. Two outstanding soloists will be showcased: Firefighter Joseph McMillian, who has a spectacular voice and has sung in many different venues throughout Marion and Alachua counties, will perform his signature song, Bring Him Home from Les Miserables; and Engineer Pete Axson, an outstanding trumpet player, member of Kingdom of the Sun Band, and a student of Bob Brouillard will perform with his final selection being the upbeat When the Saints Go Marching In. Tickets for the concert are $5 and are on sale at Tuesday morning Socials and in the Activities Office during regular ticket sale hours, as well as at the door. Register for Senior GamesThe Marion Landing Senior Games, which are open to all Marion Landing residents, will take place from April 1 through April 13, culminating in the Breakfast of Champions on Saturday, April 20, at 8 a.m. There are 40 events in which you may participate; and of the 40 events, 26 are eligible for the coveted Ed Morgan Fitness Award. To register, please fill out the entry form enclosed in your packet which was delivered to your door in your February Communicator, and return it, with your entry fee of $10 per participant, at one of the February Tuesday Socials or to the Activities Office during regular office hours. Registration packets are also available in the Activities Office. You may sign up for as many or as few events as you wish. The games are always fun with lots of friendly competition and wonderful camaraderie. Good luck, be careful and let the games begin!Resident wins national contestMarion Landings own Kathy Keables entered the First for Women magazines contest to caption a photo which would appear in the magazines Smile File section. The picture was of a dog destroying a couch cushion (with the cushions stuffing pulled out), and Kathy came up with the caption Oh youre home early. Her caption was a winner, and she was awarded first place and placement in the magazines Feb. 25 issue. Humor is vital for our mental health at any age, said Kathy, and laughter is the best medicine. Free luncheon seminarDr. Doug Routledge of Roberts Funeral Homes will host a free informational luncheon seminar on Thursday, March 14, at 11 a.m. in the Lifestyle Center. The topic of this seminar is Communication: Lifes Toughest Assignment in the Face of Death. In one of the most difficult experiences of life, when emotions are so turbulent, this seminar will address how we talk to ourselves, our families and our friends about this experience. Dr. Routledge is a gifted speaker who presents this serious information with a sensitive humor that makes this difficult topic more easVolunteer recognition this month goes to Frankie Trepac Diane Bress Marion Landing PHOTO BY DIANE BRESSVolunteer Recognition Award recipient Frankie Trepac, left, with Board Treasurer Jim Adwell. PLEASESEELANDING, PAGE22 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 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 7768 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala (352) 237-4633 www.countrysideocala.org Welcome to Countryside Presbyterian Church (USA) Sunday Worship 10:30 am Sunday Bible Study 9:00 am Tuesday Bible Study 2:00 pm Pastor Gary O. Marshall Inspiring Traditional Worship 000DT3J 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 000DCKQ Sunday Bible Study 9:30 a.m. Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Pastor: Matt Hunt Assoc. Pastor Kevin Hunt (Independent) 6158 SW Hwy. 200 Jasmine Plaza Ocala, FL 34476 873-4705 FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH (Disciples of Christ) Worship: 10:30 AM Sunday School: 9:15 AM (352) 629-6485 www.firstchristianocala.org 1908 S.E. Ft. King St. (Next to Marion Technical Institute) First Christian Church of Ocala Nursery Provided 000DP7L Revs. Terry & Mary Beth Harper, Pastors See us on Facebook 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 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 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. 000DTCQ 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 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 Evangelical Lutheran Church joyocala@embar qmail.com Edward Holloway Pastor 7045 SW 83rd Pl., Ocala (352) 854-4509 Nursery Pr ovided 000CPSM Sunday Worship 8:15 am & 11:00 am Sunday School 9:45 am Wednesday Evening Worship 6:45 pm German Language Worship 1st. Sunday of each month 3:00 pm 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 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) 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 Our Redeemer Lutheran Church LC-MS 5200 S.W State Road 200 1 3 / 4 Miles W e st of I-75 W o rship Service 8:00 & 1 1:00 AM Bible Class & Sunday School 9:30 AM Pastor Joe Adams 237-2233 Sharing the Joy of Jesus Christ! 000D7EJ 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 000DW2S W i ne & Cheese Social Friday February 22nd 4:00 6:00 p.m. Start some new friendships with Hawthorne Estates. Enjoy delectable wine and cheese while meeting new friends in a welcoming atmosphere that feels like home. Our community offers seniors an enriching lifestyle with many amenities that include: Chef-prepared meals daily from scratch Engaging activities Transportation and housekeeping So much more! *Please RSVP to 237-7776 Ext. 255 Welcome to Hawthorne. Welcome home. New friends in a new place.

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Friday, February 15, 2013 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 20~ Friday, February 15, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Team 1 Players, Larry Lee, Paul Cacchioli, Lou Hauguel, Rich Hurley Team 1 Leader, Larry George, Rich Juber. CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 19 wood karaoke singers. Complimented by more than 10,000 songs, Bill will have what ever tune youd like to hear. We are looking forward to a great turn out for this debut of new equipment. Even the display screen is new allowing the singer to face the audience. Of course you can bring snacks and drinks as you wish to add to the fun. Come out and sing as if no one was listening; dance as if no one was watching and laugh as if everyone was laughing with you. Craft Show well receivedCherrywoods first ever Spring Craft Show was very successful with large crowds and many vendors praising the results. Geri is to be congratulated on putting this entire program together with a full compliment of crafters on hand to sell everything from hand made purses; to note cards; to wind chimes. The food was excellent and Eve and her committee sold out the hot dogs; sandwiches and chips. The Songbirds bake sale did well also as did the sales for the craft raffle and gift basket. Thanks to everyone who came out. Special thanks to not only our residents but the community in general. Saint Pattys Day dance Mark your calendar and get out your Kelly Green attire; Saint Patricks Day is coming up. March 16 from 6 until 10 the clubhouse will be sporting traditional colors and decorations in keeping with the day. Rich Becotte will be playing a variety of Irish tunes mixed with the songs we all love to dance to. Rich has a huge library of music of all types so if you dont hear the song or songs you like, just ask and he will put them on for us. Finger foods will be served and naturally, you can bring along your own beverage of choice. You can see Geri for tickets to this gala annual celebration of everything Irish. ModelsWe have received a new donation of hand crafted model planes; tanks; ships and other military vehicles for the Veterans Club. These beautiful models will be on display from noon on March 7 until 2 p.m. when the Veterans Club meeting begins. You are welcome to select those items you would like and make a donation. Everyone in the community is welcome to come and visit this display, not just Cherrywood residents or veterans. You will find the perfect gift for your loved one that served; an item that will jog memories; or a piece of nostalgia among these models. Stop by and take a look.Pool tournament Our two mens traveling pool teams made out quite well this past week with two close wins over OTW. Travel Team One and Travel Team Two are the names of the teams and while their names lack imagination when it comes to their skill level they often carry the day. As you might imagine the competition is friendly but fierce in the league and these players take the game seriously. If you have any interest in the game, most mornings at 9 oclock you can find these players and others practicing; learning and honing their skills. If you are new to the game, feel free to ask for some instructions and help in getting started. All of our players are friendly and willing to help out beginners. If you are a more accomplished shooter come out and improve your skills against other players. You may or may not take the game serious but which ever you choose, you cant find more fun than shooting pool at Cherrywood. Accordion ClubDick Richards presents the Ocala Accordion Club on Feb. 27 at 5:30 in the Cherrywood clubhouse. Bring some refreshments and sit back in the relaxed atmosphere and listen to professional and amateur musicians playing all your favorite tunes. Every genre of music and every era of songs can be heard at this concert like event. Youll hear big band and jazz; show tunes and old favorites; polkas and pop. Nearly all the instruments from accordion to keyboards; brass and woodwinds are represented. This evening of entertainment is totally free and generally speaking, brings out a very large crowd to enjoy the performances. Dick is the emcee and leader of this very popular event so be sure to say thanks. Spotlight on ExcellenceEach week we feature an individual couple who have an interesting past; a promising future or who have made a contribution to the quality of life in our community. 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Comedy Night ticketsTickets are going fast for Cherrywoods Spring Comedy Fest. While this event is free to our residents, you are urged to get your tickets and reservations before they are all gone. Our featured entertainer is Jim Moody, who is well known in the Central Florida area as the Crowd Teaser. With his unique brand of magic and comedy mix, Jim is able to interact and delight audiences. He describes his routine as Out of sleeve magic with off the cuff comedy. There will be two performances on March 4. The first show is at 5:30 and the second will be at 7:30. Light snacks; iced tea and lemonade will be available. Share a great night of fun and magic with Jim Moody; your friends and neighbors. Blood driveOn March 27 in front of the clubhouse, youll find the Big Red Bus taking donations of life saving blood. You can contact Geri to sign up and it only takes a few minutes. You can be confident that the well trained professionals in charge of blood collection will treat you very well and ease whatever nervousness you might have. Hours of collection are from 9 a.m. until noon. There is no substitute for blood and only people can supply it. Be a hero; save a life on March 27. Spaghetti dinnerYou wont want to miss out on the Veterans Club spaghetti dinner on March 23. Dinner begins at 5 p.m. with a menu of spaghetti and meatballs (4 pp); salad; bread; iced tea or lemonade; and dessert. Bob Pace will provide the entertainment including Italian music during dinner; entertainment and dance music for the rest of the evening. Bob is a well known accordionist and keyboard player all over central Florida since moving here from Buffalo. Delicious food; excellent entertainment and a door prize are yours for just $6 per person. There is a limited number of seats available so hurry and get your tickets soon. You dont want to miss out on this great evening. Oh, and if youre so inclined, dont forget to bring your Chianti or other adult beverage to enjoy with and after dinner. Proceeds from this event go to your Veterans Club so please be supportive. Trivia NightQuizmaster Donna James has all the Valentines Day questions lined up; the big screen is ready; the answer sheets are printed; now all we need is you. On Feb. 26 at 6 p.m. sharp the games will begin. Players divide into teams of three or four members and match their knowledge with other teams. If you dont have a team, come out anyway and youll be assigned one. Its a great way to meet new people and have a fun evening. Cost per player is just one dollar and after the prize money is given out to the winners, the rest is sent to the Wounded Warrior Project. To date over $200 has been donated to this worthy program. You will enjoy the fun and the challenge with your friends and neighbors so come out for Trivia Night at Cherrywood. Bring your friends; your liquid refreshments of choice and your snacks to the clubhouse for a great night. Cribbage ClubThere is a group of people who play Cribbage here at Cherrywood every Tuesday from 12:30 until 2:30 in the library of the clubhouse. Your humble correspondent had never sat in with them until last week. All skill levels are represented from beginners to experienced and accomplished players. The games are interesting, challenging and just plain fun. The Cribbage Club is for you if you have ever wanted to learn how to play this game or if you know how to play and want to be part of a really enjoyable group. Bring your skills; your interest; your curiosity but by all means bring your sense of humor because you will use all of these at the Cribbage Club.Karaoke Night returns On Feb. 23 at 7 in the evening, Bill LaVertue will crank up his brand new sound system to play for all the Cherry-Friday, February 15, 2013 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 18~ Friday, February 15, 2013 www.smcitizen.com After its winter break, the Veterans Club met on Feb. 7 with John Deakins, the representative from Fisher House in Gainesville, as the guest speaker. He thanked the membership and community for their continued support of that project. John reported that because of our veterans and the other organizations within the state of Florida, the $5 million goal has been reached and the infrastructure for the facility is in place. Building has begun and the first guests should be in place around Christmas time this year. President Bill Mahar thanked John for coming and presented him with a Cherrywood Veterans Club coffee mug. We are grateful to John for keeping us up to date on this very worthy program. Next months meeting should be extremely interesting. William Wood of the Submarine Veterans Of America Inc. will be our guest speaker. He will bring with him a 24 foot working model submarine and will answer questions regarding missions; equipment; living conditions and provide other information concerning this elite branch of service. In addition, March is the meeting in which officers for the board are nominated. All interested parties should be at this meeting on Thursday, March 1 at 2 p.m. As always, liquid refreshments are served on the patio after the meeting.NewcomersThe Welcoming Committee will host our new residents at a coffee hour on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 10 a.m. This helpful social gathering will provide all of our newcomers with a package of information; maps and suggestions. In addition, representatives of the Vets Club; CERT; Activities and Entertainment committees and others will be in attendance to explain the various opportunities available in our very active community. If youve never attended one of these socials, please contact me at urperssec@yahoo.com and let me know youll be coming. Refreshments will be served at this informal meet and greet event.Camera ClubOn Friday, March 1, the Shutterbugs are headed to Rainbow Springs State Park for a special photo shoot. We will car pool at 9:45 a.m. from the clubhouse. Admission to the State Park is just $2 and it offers great opportunities for nature photography. The park features waterfalls; azaleas; numerous water and plant features to say nothing of an abundance of wildlife. The trip should be an inspiration to everyone but especially to those of us with a camera and the desire to capture natures beauty. We are looking forward to the trip as one of the highlights of our season. The photos will be judged at the April meeting and a prize awarded. All are welcome so bring your camera; your curiosity; your abilities and your love of nature and join us. Please take note that the Camera Club meets only once a month on the first Friday of each month.Marion County Kidney Disease 5KA little over a month ago we set out to field a team of runners and walkers to take part in the Marion County Kidney Foundation annual 5K fund raising event. The goal was to double the number of people taking part in last years event which would have been about 25 participants. Proudly I can announce that we have nearly tripled the number of last years runners. This years team is called the Cherrywood Skippers in honor of Skip and Trude Smith. Skip and Trude, the subject of last weeks Spotlight on Excellence feature in this column, are dearly loved residents of our community. Under the excellent leadership of Holly Bragdon, the Skippers are receiving donations and registrations at a record pace. Participants will meet at the clubhouse at 6:30 on the morning of March 2 and car pool over to Baseline Road Florida Greenway Trail. The event begins at 8 a.m. for the runners and five minutes later for the walkers. You can come out and cheer our team on by going to 4225 S.E. 58th Ave. in Ocala and most importantly, you can pledge or register by contacting Holly at 352-873-8223. You dont need to be a Cherrywood resident to pledge or take part. Veterans Club is back after taking winter break John Everlove Cherrywood John Deakins, left, with Bill Mahar. PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE19 CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 18 Cribbage Players, Al Nemchek, Sarah Blair, Avis Millett, Suzanne Gammell, Geri Bosma. 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Comedy Night ticketsTickets are going fast for Cherrywoods Spring Comedy Fest. While this event is free to our residents, you are urged to get your tickets and reservations before they are all gone. Our featured entertainer is Jim Moody, who is well known in the Central Florida area as the Crowd Teaser. With his unique brand of magic and comedy mix, Jim is able to interact and delight audiences. He describes his routine as Out of sleeve magic with off the cuff comedy. There will be two performances on March 4. The first show is at 5:30 and the second will be at 7:30. Light snacks; iced tea and lemonade will be available. Share a great night of fun and magic with Jim Moody; your friends and neighbors. Blood driveOn March 27 in front of the clubhouse, youll find the Big Red Bus taking donations of life saving blood. You can contact Geri to sign up and it only takes a few minutes. You can be confident that the well trained professionals in charge of blood collection will treat you very well and ease whatever nervousness you might have. Hours of collection are from 9 a.m. until noon. There is no substitute for blood and only people can supply it. Be a hero; save a life on March 27. Spaghetti dinnerYou wont want to miss out on the Veterans Club spaghetti dinner on March 23. Dinner begins at 5 p.m. with a menu of spaghetti and meatballs (4 pp); salad; bread; iced tea or lemonade; and dessert. Bob Pace will provide the entertainment including Italian music during dinner; entertainment and dance music for the rest of the evening. Bob is a well known accordionist and keyboard player all over central Florida since moving here from Buffalo. Delicious food; excellent entertainment and a door prize are yours for just $6 per person. There is a limited number of seats available so hurry and get your tickets soon. You dont want to miss out on this great evening. Oh, and if youre so inclined, dont forget to bring your Chianti or other adult beverage to enjoy with and after dinner. Proceeds from this event go to your Veterans Club so please be supportive. Trivia NightQuizmaster Donna James has all the Valentines Day questions lined up; the big screen is ready; the answer sheets are printed; now all we need is you. On Feb. 26 at 6 p.m. sharp the games will begin. Players divide into teams of three or four members and match their knowledge with other teams. If you dont have a team, come out anyway and youll be assigned one. Its a great way to meet new people and have a fun evening. Cost per player is just one dollar and after the prize money is given out to the winners, the rest is sent to the Wounded Warrior Project. To date over $200 has been donated to this worthy program. You will enjoy the fun and the challenge with your friends and neighbors so come out for Trivia Night at Cherrywood. Bring your friends; your liquid refreshments of choice and your snacks to the clubhouse for a great night. Cribbage ClubThere is a group of people who play Cribbage here at Cherrywood every Tuesday from 12:30 until 2:30 in the library of the clubhouse. Your humble correspondent had never sat in with them until last week. All skill levels are represented from beginners to experienced and accomplished players. The games are interesting, challenging and just plain fun. The Cribbage Club is for you if you have ever wanted to learn how to play this game or if you know how to play and want to be part of a really enjoyable group. Bring your skills; your interest; your curiosity but by all means bring your sense of humor because you will use all of these at the Cribbage Club.Karaoke Night returns On Feb. 23 at 7 in the evening, Bill LaVertue will crank up his brand new sound system to play for all the Cherry-Friday, February 15, 2013 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 18~ Friday, February 15, 2013 www.smcitizen.com After its winter break, the Veterans Club met on Feb. 7 with John Deakins, the representative from Fisher House in Gainesville, as the guest speaker. He thanked the membership and community for their continued support of that project. John reported that because of our veterans and the other organizations within the state of Florida, the $5 million goal has been reached and the infrastructure for the facility is in place. Building has begun and the first guests should be in place around Christmas time this year. President Bill Mahar thanked John for coming and presented him with a Cherrywood Veterans Club coffee mug. We are grateful to John for keeping us up to date on this very worthy program. Next months meeting should be extremely interesting. William Wood of the Submarine Veterans Of America Inc. will be our guest speaker. He will bring with him a 24 foot working model submarine and will answer questions regarding missions; equipment; living conditions and provide other information concerning this elite branch of service. In addition, March is the meeting in which officers for the board are nominated. All interested parties should be at this meeting on Thursday, March 1 at 2 p.m. As always, liquid refreshments are served on the patio after the meeting.NewcomersThe Welcoming Committee will host our new residents at a coffee hour on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 10 a.m. This helpful social gathering will provide all of our newcomers with a package of information; maps and suggestions. In addition, representatives of the Vets Club; CERT; Activities and Entertainment committees and others will be in attendance to explain the various opportunities available in our very active community. If youve never attended one of these socials, please contact me at urperssec@yahoo.com and let me know youll be coming. Refreshments will be served at this informal meet and greet event.Camera ClubOn Friday, March 1, the Shutterbugs are headed to Rainbow Springs State Park for a special photo shoot. We will car pool at 9:45 a.m. from the clubhouse. Admission to the State Park is just $2 and it offers great opportunities for nature photography. The park features waterfalls; azaleas; numerous water and plant features to say nothing of an abundance of wildlife. The trip should be an inspiration to everyone but especially to those of us with a camera and the desire to capture natures beauty. We are looking forward to the trip as one of the highlights of our season. The photos will be judged at the April meeting and a prize awarded. All are welcome so bring your camera; your curiosity; your abilities and your love of nature and join us. Please take note that the Camera Club meets only once a month on the first Friday of each month.Marion County Kidney Disease 5KA little over a month ago we set out to field a team of runners and walkers to take part in the Marion County Kidney Foundation annual 5K fund raising event. The goal was to double the number of people taking part in last years event which would have been about 25 participants. Proudly I can announce that we have nearly tripled the number of last years runners. This years team is called the Cherrywood Skippers in honor of Skip and Trude Smith. Skip and Trude, the subject of last weeks Spotlight on Excellence feature in this column, are dearly loved residents of our community. Under the excellent leadership of Holly Bragdon, the Skippers are receiving donations and registrations at a record pace. Participants will meet at the clubhouse at 6:30 on the morning of March 2 and car pool over to Baseline Road Florida Greenway Trail. The event begins at 8 a.m. for the runners and five minutes later for the walkers. You can come out and cheer our team on by going to 4225 S.E. 58th Ave. in Ocala and most importantly, you can pledge or register by contacting Holly at 352-873-8223. You dont need to be a Cherrywood resident to pledge or take part. Veterans Club is back after taking winter break John Everlove Cherrywood John Deakins, left, with Bill Mahar. PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE19 CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 18 Cribbage Players, Al Nemchek, Sarah Blair, Avis Millett, Suzanne Gammell, Geri Bosma. 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Friday, February 15, 2013 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 20~ Friday, February 15, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Team 1 Players, Larry Lee, Paul Cacchioli, Lou Hauguel, Rich Hurley Team 1 Leader, Larry George, Rich Juber. CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 19 wood karaoke singers. Complimented by more than 10,000 songs, Bill will have what ever tune youd like to hear. We are looking forward to a great turn out for this debut of new equipment. Even the display screen is new allowing the singer to face the audience. Of course you can bring snacks and drinks as you wish to add to the fun. Come out and sing as if no one was listening; dance as if no one was watching and laugh as if everyone was laughing with you. Craft Show well receivedCherrywoods first ever Spring Craft Show was very successful with large crowds and many vendors praising the results. Geri is to be congratulated on putting this entire program together with a full compliment of crafters on hand to sell everything from hand made purses; to note cards; to wind chimes. The food was excellent and Eve and her committee sold out the hot dogs; sandwiches and chips. The Songbirds bake sale did well also as did the sales for the craft raffle and gift basket. Thanks to everyone who came out. Special thanks to not only our residents but the community in general. Saint Pattys Day dance Mark your calendar and get out your Kelly Green attire; Saint Patricks Day is coming up. March 16 from 6 until 10 the clubhouse will be sporting traditional colors and decorations in keeping with the day. Rich Becotte will be playing a variety of Irish tunes mixed with the songs we all love to dance to. Rich has a huge library of music of all types so if you dont hear the song or songs you like, just ask and he will put them on for us. Finger foods will be served and naturally, you can bring along your own beverage of choice. You can see Geri for tickets to this gala annual celebration of everything Irish. ModelsWe have received a new donation of hand crafted model planes; tanks; ships and other military vehicles for the Veterans Club. These beautiful models will be on display from noon on March 7 until 2 p.m. when the Veterans Club meeting begins. You are welcome to select those items you would like and make a donation. Everyone in the community is welcome to come and visit this display, not just Cherrywood residents or veterans. You will find the perfect gift for your loved one that served; an item that will jog memories; or a piece of nostalgia among these models. Stop by and take a look.Pool tournament Our two mens traveling pool teams made out quite well this past week with two close wins over OTW. Travel Team One and Travel Team Two are the names of the teams and while their names lack imagination when it comes to their skill level they often carry the day. As you might imagine the competition is friendly but fierce in the league and these players take the game seriously. If you have any interest in the game, most mornings at 9 oclock you can find these players and others practicing; learning and honing their skills. If you are new to the game, feel free to ask for some instructions and help in getting started. All of our players are friendly and willing to help out beginners. If you are a more accomplished shooter come out and improve your skills against other players. You may or may not take the game serious but which ever you choose, you cant find more fun than shooting pool at Cherrywood. Accordion ClubDick Richards presents the Ocala Accordion Club on Feb. 27 at 5:30 in the Cherrywood clubhouse. 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Friday, February 15, 2013 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com 16~ Friday, February 15, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Audrey Mangan at 352-854-7074 about Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat. The show will be at the Show Palace on Saturday, March 23. The cost is $73 for the show, a delicious meal, and coach and driver and meal tips. Be advised that this show is sold out, but there is a waiting list, so if you are interested in attending, call the number listed above a.s.a.p.Lions ClubThe 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 Randal 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! OTOWCONTINUED FROM PAGE 15 Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com At the Feb. 5 Tuesday Social, Board Treasurer Jim Adwell presented Frankie Trepac with the Marion Landing Volunteer Recognition Award. He said, This month we are doing something a little different by honoring one of our silent volunteers, a person who has helped a lot of people in the community without many people knowing about it. If someone needs a ride to the doctor or to go shopping, she is there for them. If a woman needs to have her hair done, she will do it. If someone needs a helping hand, or just someone to talk to, she is on the job. She also volunteers to help in the kitchen at bingo, and I'm told you can find her pretty much every week playing dominos in the library. It is my pleasure to introduce our Volunteer Recognition Award recipient, Frankie Trepac. Frankies engraved plaque will join the more than 153 other volunteers recognized by the community since 2001, all of which are posted in the Lifestyle Center. Award recipients are chosen from a list of residents who are nominated for the award by their peers. If you would like to nominate a fellow resident for a volunteer recognition award, please forward your recommendation, in writing, to a board member, member of the Activities Support Committee, or the activities director.Landing Lites concertThe Landing Lites will perform their spring Pops Concert on Saturday, March 9, at 7 p.m. in the Lifestyle Center. This promises to be a fabulous program with lots of pizzazz, said Floyd Hickman, Landing Lites director. The Chorus is featuring hits from a number of Broadway musicals, such as 42nd Street, Kiss Me Kate, Funny Girl, Gypsy, The Fantastics, Porgy & Bess, Chicago, The Wizard of Oz, and music from films. Two outstanding soloists will be showcased: Firefighter Joseph McMillian, who has a spectacular voice and has sung in many different venues throughout Marion and Alachua counties, will perform his signature song, Bring Him Home from Les Miserables; and Engineer Pete Axson, an outstanding trumpet player, member of Kingdom of the Sun Band, and a student of Bob Brouillard will perform with his final selection being the upbeat When the Saints Go Marching In. Tickets for the concert are $5 and are on sale at Tuesday morning Socials and in the Activities Office during regular ticket sale hours, as well as at the door. Register for Senior GamesThe Marion Landing Senior Games, which are open to all Marion Landing residents, will take place from April 1 through April 13, culminating in the Breakfast of Champions on Saturday, April 20, at 8 a.m. There are 40 events in which you may participate; and of the 40 events, 26 are eligible for the coveted Ed Morgan Fitness Award. To register, please fill out the entry form enclosed in your packet which was delivered to your door in your February Communicator, and return it, with your entry fee of $10 per participant, at one of the February Tuesday Socials or to the Activities Office during regular office hours. Registration packets are also available in the Activities Office. You may sign up for as many or as few events as you wish. The games are always fun with lots of friendly competition and wonderful camaraderie. Good luck, be careful and let the games begin!Resident wins national contestMarion Landings own Kathy Keables entered the First for Women magazines contest to caption a photo which would appear in the magazines Smile File section. The picture was of a dog destroying a couch cushion (with the cushions stuffing pulled out), and Kathy came up with the caption Oh youre home early. Her caption was a winner, and she was awarded first place and placement in the magazines Feb. 25 issue. Humor is vital for our mental health at any age, said Kathy, and laughter is the best medicine. Free luncheon seminarDr. Doug Routledge of Roberts Funeral Homes will host a free informational luncheon seminar on Thursday, March 14, at 11 a.m. in the Lifestyle Center. The topic of this seminar is Communication: Lifes Toughest Assignment in the Face of Death. In one of the most difficult experiences of life, when emotions are so turbulent, this seminar will address how we talk to ourselves, our families and our friends about this experience. Dr. Routledge is a gifted speaker who presents this serious information with a sensitive humor that makes this difficult topic more easVolunteer recognition this month goes to Frankie Trepac Diane Bress Marion Landing PHOTO BY DIANE BRESSVolunteer Recognition Award recipient Frankie Trepac, left, with Board Treasurer Jim Adwell. PLEASESEELANDING, PAGE22 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 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 7768 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala (352) 237-4633 www.countrysideocala.org Welcome to Countryside Presbyterian Church (USA) Sunday Worship 10:30 am Sunday Bible Study 9:00 am Tuesday Bible Study 2:00 pm Pastor Gary O. Marshall Inspiring Traditional Worship 000DT3J 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 000DCKQ Sunday Bible Study 9:30 a.m. Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Pastor: Matt Hunt Assoc. Pastor Kevin Hunt (Independent) 6158 SW Hwy. 200 Jasmine Plaza Ocala, FL 34476 873-4705 FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH (Disciples of Christ) Worship: 10:30 AM Sunday School: 9:15 AM (352) 629-6485 www.firstchristianocala.org 1908 S.E. Ft. King St. (Next to Marion Technical Institute) First Christian Church of Ocala Nursery Provided 000DP7L Revs. Terry & Mary Beth Harper, Pastors See us on Facebook 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 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 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. 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Sunday of each month 3:00 pm 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 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) 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 Our Redeemer Lutheran Church LC-MS 5200 S.W State Road 200 1 3 / 4 Miles W e st of I-75 W o rship Service 8:00 & 1 1:00 AM Bible Class & Sunday School 9:30 AM Pastor Joe Adams 237-2233 Sharing the Joy of Jesus Christ! 000D7EJ 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 000DW2S W i ne & Cheese Social Friday February 22nd 4:00 6:00 p.m. Start some new friendships with Hawthorne Estates. Enjoy delectable wine and cheese while meeting new friends in a welcoming atmosphere that feels like home. Our community offers seniors an enriching lifestyle with many amenities that include: Chef-prepared meals daily from scratch Engaging activities Transportation and housekeeping So much more! *Please RSVP to 237-7776 Ext. 255 Welcome to Hawthorne. Welcome home. New friends in a new place.

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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. 17 begin with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Studying through the Book of Acts, the adult classes are taught by Bill Wallett in the auditorium and the ladies class, in the Fellowship Hall, taught by Linda Brown. At the 10:45 a.m. morning worship service the FBC choir will be singing, In the Presence of Jehovah. Pastor Randall Brown will be bringing 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. FBC also meets on Wednesday at 7 p.m. for Bible study and prayer. All are welcome to attend. Friendship Baptist Church is at 9510 S.W. 105th St., off of State Road 200. The church phone is 352-237-2640.Chabad of Marion CountyPurim in New York City is Chabad of Marion Countys creative twist this year on their traditional Purim party, to accommodate the anticipated crowds of men, women and children who throng Chabad for their annual Purim celebrations. On Purim, Chabad is the place to be! Chabads grand Purim Bash will be held at the Hilton of Ocala, Sunday, Feb. 24, 5 p.m. The celebration will begin with a unique Multimedia Megillah Reading, followed by exciting, music, hamentashen, Authentic New York Deli dinner buffet, face painting and a live Broadway Show. In the spirit of Purim, come in a New York style costume to be included in the lively competition where judges will award prizes to contestants with the most innovative or funny costumes. All are welcome to join regardless of affiliation or background, no membership required. The cost is $12 per adult and free under the age of 12. Purim celebrates the salvation of the Jewish people, in the year 3405 from Creation (356 bce), from Hamans plot to destroy, kill and annihilate all the Jews, young and old, infants and women, in a single day. (Purim literally means lots for Haman determined the day of annihilation by throwing a lottery.) It is observed by public readings of the megillah Scroll of Esther, sending food portions to friends, giving gifts of money to the poor, and enjoying a festive meal accompanied with joyous drink. To RSVP or for more information on Chabads Purim festivities or more on the holiday of Purim and its observances, contact Chabad of Marion County at 352-291-2218 info@jewishmarion.org or log on to www.JewishMairon.org Friday, February 15, 2013 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 22~ Friday, February 15, 2013 www.smcitizen.com RELIGIONCONTINUED FROM PAGE 13 BY ELOISE HOLLYFIELD ejh2025@gmail.comClub events and travel opportunities constitute this weeks OTOW Happenings.New England ClubDuring the Jan. 17 social, the New England Club celebrated Benjamin Franklins birthday. Everyone enjoyed trying to answer the tough trivia questions that were passed around. When you have some free time look up this very important person in our history; there are some amazing facts and many inventions by this amazing man. The guest speaker was Larry Robinson, Trainer at On Top of the World. Larry offered many valuable suggestions to everyone on how to keep or get their bodies in shape as everyone ages and how important and beneficial it is to everyones physical and mental health. The next meeting is on Thursday, Feb. 21, 1 p.m. Our own Gates Landry will be performing. And please remember, this months meeting will be in the Health and Recreation Ballroom (a change of venue from the Arbor club for this month only). Coffee is provided by the club. Refreshments are provided by club members. Please bring your own cold soda or water. Membership fees are $10/per person/per club year (October through May). There will be a 50/50 drawing, as well as chances to buy tickets to win a beautiful homemade afghan made by Marge Robinson. There will also be many opportunities to will one of 15 door prizes. Club Schedule: Feb. 21, 1 p.m.Health & Recreation Ballroom March 21, 1 p.m. Arbor Club Ballroom April 18, 1 p.m. Arbor Club Ballroom May 16, 1 p.m. Arbor Club Ballroom New members are always welcome please join in the fun. You do not have to be from New England to join our club; a love of New England is all you need. For more information, contact Donnamarie at 207-212-6529.Travel ToppersDont miss out on the Eastern Caribbean Cruise on the Royal Princess, Jan. 26 to Feb. 2, 2014. The Royal Cruise is a new ship that is currently under construction and has many new features sure to please our seniors. They will offer a larger top deck pool, reserved just for adults, featuring plush private cabanas with a dazzling evening water and light show.. The atrium will be larger and have additional entertainment and casual dining options. There will also be a Sea Walk. The ship will sail from Fort Lauderdale to Princess Cays, Bahamas; St. Thomas and St. Maarten. Passport is required. Insurance is available and strongly recommended. Call for the very favorable rates for all classes of cabin. Prices include all port charges and government fees, and the payments t can be made by credit card or check. Costs and answers to all your questions can be obtained by calling Inge Gaitch at 237-7428; please call only from 9-4p.m. Call soon, as people all around the world are very excited about the Princess Lines newest ship. Dont miss next weeks Citizen for information on our ever popular Mothers/Fathers Day trips. Also, call OTOW New England Club honors Benjamin Franklin PLEASESEEOTOW PAGE16 ily handled, and will address all your questions. Lunch follows the presentation and will include a carousel of cold meats, cheese tray, chips, fresh fruit and Black Forest cake. Please reserve your seat by purchasing a $1 ticket at our Tuesday Socials beginning Feb. 26 or in the Activities Office during regular ticket sale hours. Your $1 will be returned to you upon attendance.Shuffleboard challengeThe next Ladies vs. Men Shuffleboard Challenge is scheduled for this Sunday, Feb. 17, at 1 p.m. The ladies are inching closer to achieving victory, and this might be the match that does it. If you would like to participate, please put your name on the sign-up sheet hanging on the Activity Wall in the Lifestyle Center. Or just come by and cheer for your friends and neighbors. All are welcome.Mah Jongg winnersThe Jan. 26 Mah Jongg Marathon, organized by Carolyn Salzlein, is an annual event here in the community. Its a full day of fun playing Mah Jongg with a break for lunch; and this years winners of the Marathon were Thelma Marsh in third place, Lorraine Russo in second place, and Art Salzlein in first. The Mah Jongg group plays on Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. and on Thursday afternoons at 1 p.m. in the Library. New players are invited to join in.Sit and Be FitDrop by the new Sit and Be Fit video exercise class now being offered in the Lifestyle Center at 10 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. We have 20, half-hour episodes, which will rotate on a bi-weekly basis, all of which include a full body workout designed to strengthen, stretch and improve overall functioning of the body. The programs are upbeat and lively, featuring a variety of fun movements and music. It is suggested that you bring a towel with you to the class, and a resistance band if you have one, as they may be used for various exercises. The class is free and open to Marion Landing residents and their guests only; no registration is required. We hope to see you there. Gentle YogaPractice gentle yoga and discover simple and effective poses to reduce stress and achieve optimal health, vitality and serenity. This class is led by fitness instructor Mary Pat Giffin and involves standing and seated poses to strengthen, stretch and improve balance with a little bit of Tai-Chi included for flexibility. Format includes a chair; and please bring a mat for floor-work. Gentle Yoga meets Tuesdays at 11 a.m. in the Lifestyle Center. Each session is $5. Please sign up on the sheet posted on the Activity Wall.Travel newsIf you are interested in any of the trips listed below, details are available on the flyers posted on the Travel Board in the Lifestyle Center, or you may call 237-7152 for more information. Trips are open to the general public if space allows. Dont miss the two-day spring casino trip to Fort Lauderdale on May 1 and 2. Package price is $130 per person/double occupancy, and $170 for single occupancy at the La Quinta Inn in Coral Springs, with a continental breakfast and three casino visits: one to Hard Rock Casino and two to Coconut Creek Casino. Round-trip motor coach from Marion Landing and driver tips are included, and you will receive back a total of $85 in free play and $20 in food coupons. Host Pat also makes the bus ride more enjoyable by having games, refreshments, prizes and surprises. Full payment is due at time of reservations and are non-refundable. This trip will sell out, so make your reservation early. Travel to the Sonnentag Theatre at the Ice House in Mount Dora on May 18 to enjoy the comedy The Perfect Wedding. Find out what happens when a man wakes up in the bridal suite on his wedding day with an attractive, naked and unfamiliargirl in bed beside him. In a few moments, here comes the bride, and pandemonium ensues. This play is sure to leave you laughing. The cost is $75 and includes lunch at a local restaurant. Reserve your seat now for a matinee show at the Sleuths Mystery Dinner Theatre on Thursday, July 25. Kim & Scott Tie the Knot is an Italian wedding murder mystery with audience participation. You become the detective as you as you try to solve the crime putting together clues that are sure to puzzle and amuse you. The cost is $75 and includes round-trip motor coach; reserved seats; complete luncheon with choice of Cornish hen, lasagna, or prime rib and dessert, unlimited beer, wine and soda and all taxes and gratuities. The bus departs at approximately 10 a.m. and return at approximately 5 p.m. Visit the Smoky Mountains and Pigeon Forge from Oct. 6-12. Enjoy the fall foliage, great shows and meals on this seven day, six night excursion which includes ten meals, six breakfasts and four dinners. Tour the Smoky Mountain National Park, visit downtown Gatlinburg, see many of the shows in Pigeon Forge such as Smoky Mountain Spry, Cirque de Chine, Smith Family, Hatfield McCoy Dinner Show, and more. Mark your calendar for Jan. 19 to 26, 2014 (yes, thats 2014) for a western Caribbean cruise on Freedom of the Seas. You will visit ports in Labadee (Haiti), Jamaica, Grand Cayman and Cozumel. More information is listed on the Travel Board. Save this date if you are interested in a spring vacation in 2014, our Travel Club has made plans for a terrific European riverboat cruise on the Elbe River. Enjoy time in Berlin, Dresden, Wittenberg and Prague and includes 7 nights aboard the M/S River Allegro, which was built specifically for cruising the Elbe, and was recently refurbished with the travelers' needs and comfort in mind. More details on this spectacular trip are listed in the brochure posted on the Travel Board. Diane Bress is Marion Landings Activities Director and an employee of Leland Management, Inc. 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The Ambassadors' third passport show of the season will be on Saturday, March 9, featuring vocalists Bud Conover and The Siren Sisters. Bud does dead-on impressions, quick-witted comedy as well as quality singing. The Siren Sisters are brilliant Broadway singers. Their wit and sense of humor add to a great evening of entertainment. Ticket sales will be Monday, Feb. 25, from 8 to 10 a.m. in the card room of the Orchid Club. If you cannot make the sale, please call Carol Forgette at 352873-3074 for tickets. Cost is $15 per person. Make your check payable to ORHA; please, no cash. Do You Remember? Fine Arts ShowTune in channel 12 for Len Teitler's presentation of the 2012 Fine Arts Show, narrated by Anna Boodee. It will air following "FYI" daily at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. from Feb. 15 to 22. Democratic Club of Oak RunThe next meeting of the Democratic Club of Oak Run will be held on Thursday, Feb. 21, in the Orchid Club at 7 p.m. The speaker will be Democratic Committeewoman Joyce Blake. She will discuss the county's Democratic Executive Committee's plans for 2013. Elections of officers will take place at the meeting and annual dues of $5 will be collected at this time. Democrats, are you aware that there are over 1,500 registered Democrats in Oak Run? We invite you all to come to our club's meetings. Join us and see what you have been missing. How nice to have conversations with like-minded people. We are a social group as well as a political club. Coffee and cake are always served. We look forward to seeing you on Feb. 21. For more information call Sandy Wolfe.Fine Arts ShowThe Art Club of Oak Run invites Oak Run residents and guests to the 21st annual Fine Arts Show on Sunday, Feb. 24, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Palm Grove. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy the wonderful paintings, drawings and photography that will be displayed. Roam the aisles to find the perfect art for your home or for a gift. Or, just enjoy viewing the artistic creations of your fellow Oak Runners. There will be a raffle for an original watercolor by Heather Doherty entitled "On Lily Pad." You need not be present to win but raffle tickets will be available at the show. Proceeds will go toward a scholarship at CCF. There will be free refreshments. Judi Hanson will display her artwork in the Oak Run library this month. Friends of the LibraryThe Oak Run library is a great place to find a good book and more. Library cards are free to Oak Run residents. Its also a good time to join Friends of the Library. Membership is only $3 and includes five meetings per year to discuss library activities and enjoy entertainment and refreshments. The next book sale will be held Saturday, March 9, from 8 to 10 a.m during the Donut Drop-In at the Orchid Club. This is a super opportunity to find a good read at a great price!TroubadoursOur spring concert will be held on Friday, April 12, and Saturday, April 13, at 7 p.m. in Palm Grove. Ticket sales begin at the Orchid Club lobby from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. on the following dates: Mondays March 4, 11, 18, 25 and April,1, 8 Wednesdays March 6, 13, 20, 27 and April 3,10 Saturdays March 9, 23 and April 6,13 Our spring concerts are very important to us and the highlight of the year. It is our time to give back to our community. The community has always been so supportive of us and we are so appreciative. People do fill the auditorium each night and that's what makes the concerts so great. Feeling the enthusiasm makes us excited and ready to do our best. It adds to the overall success of the program. We look forward to meeting you at the ticket table and also at the concert. You can always purchase tickets at the door. So come, we look forward to seeing you.Volunteer ReadersLove to read? Love kids? Our Reading Volunteer Group is looking for enthusiastic people to visit two of our local elementary schools and read to the lower grades. It would only take up about an hour of your time, six mornings a year each (Tuesdays and Wednesdays) at Sunrise and Marion Oaks Elementary Schools. The books are selected by the teacher at the grade level you want, and you are escorted by two of the children to their classroom. Through our efforts we hope to instill in them a love of reading while opening up new horizons and adventures in the wonderful world of books. Call Addie Bambridge at 352-533-8666 to sign up or for more information. Car pooling is available for Oak Run residents, although anyone is welcome to join.Oak Run travel"S Wonderful" (trip 21) will be at the David A. Straz, Jr. Center in Tampa on April 20. This all-singing and dancing celebration of the works of brothers George and Ira Gershwin will take you back to the styles of many cities over the decades of the 30s, 40s and 50s. There are a few seats remaining so call Frank and Shirley Semmelmayer. At Ed Fletcher's Dinner Theatre on May 4 you will see "Over The River and Through The Woods" (trip 23) after enjoying a wonderful buffet. This comedy about a young man who wants to go off on his own is stymied by grandparents on both sides of his Italian-American family. Call Emily and Paul Pike for information and tickets. We are moving along toward publication of our spring-summer brochure. Our wonderful hosts made their selections known for which trips they want to host and the sale dates were set for each trip. Check your cubby near the end of February or early March for the brochure which will be on blue paper this time. Performing Arts CompanyAnother Performing Arts Company cast member in the "Odd Couple" is Arline Raguso. Her acting career got under way at the early age of 8. She had a starring role in "She Was Only A Farmer's Daughter," (she was the farmer's daughter !! ) She worked with a great drama coach Esther Mathews who coached such stars as Judy Holiday and Betty Condon. Arline met both prior to their heading to Hollywood for auditions. Judy made it big time and Betty went on to write "Cloak and Dagger" with Adolf Green. Arline's favorite roles were "Lady Macbeth" and Beatrice in "Senior Follies." She has appeared in a great number of other plays on the Oak Run stage. Her current role is Mickey, a female police officer who is in the midst of the comical mishaps on stage. She threatens to use her gun on some of them if they don't shape up. Ticket sales remain brisk with remaining February sale dates in the Orchid Club on the 23rd at the pancake breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. and the movie the same day from 6 to 6:45 p.m. Remember, if you can't make a sale date, phone Shari Weber at 352-854-0116 for the few remaining dinner theatre tables on March 21 and for shows on the 22nd through the 24th call Linda Noel at 352-873-9908. Appliqu, instructional for beginners This is a new group that meets at the Island club on the 3rd Monday of every month from 1 to 3. Each month we explore and focus our attention to one of the many techniques for preparing pattern pieces for appliqu. We will also have direction on color, design, and embellishments as they apply to appliqu We had our first meeting in January and we are 11 strong with two teachers. We have a few openings. If we exceed the number of appliqu students we can teach at any one time we will create a waiting list. We are a fun group, round table format, no dues, or bylaws. If you think this group is for you then give Pat Cicogna a call at 352-873-4196Royal Oaks Women's 18 Hole GolfAfter a frosty start to the morning on Feb. 5, we all warmed up and played a good low-net game. And the winners were: 1st Flight 1st place Dianna Love, 2nd place Jan Tennant, 3rd place Judie Lavdas; 2nd Flight 1st place Noreen Salo, 2nd place Lynn Houghton, 3rd place B.J. Lassiter; 3rd Flight 1st place Kathy Kollar, tied for 2nd place Ginger Drake and Donna Gwin. Closest to the pin was Chris Orndorff. Bravo winners!Royal Oaks Lady NinersOn Feb. 7 we played "O.N.E.S." and in flight A: 1st. Sally Crass, 2nd. Bette Johnson, tied in 3rd. BJ Lassiter and Rae Stover. Flight B: 1st. Joyce Maddill, 2nd. Diane Dufresne, 3rd. Joan Scholl. Closest to pin on #3 was Elsa Berbig. We had two chip-ins, Bette Johnson on #4 and Sally Crass on #8.Friday, February 15, 2013 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 24~ Friday, February 15, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Have you ever noticed that God has a marvelous sense of humor? The young woman emerging from the mens dorm defied description. Do you remember when women rolled their hair up in big rollers? Well, this young woman had rolled her hair up in tomato cans! Nothing prepared me for such a sight. She actually looked like some space alien. I do not know what she was wearing or even what she looked like. All I could see were those tomato cans on her head. At the time, I did not know much about romance, but I knew this was not it. The next few days I did everything to avoid the womens dorm for fear I would run into her. Whenever I did see her, I crossed to the other side of the street. But the more I tried to avoid her, the more I ran into her. Prayer makes strange partners. Thinking I was making progress in my plan of avoidance, the inevitable happened. One week after arrival, my roommate invited me to come along with him and his girlfriend to a restaurant. Being the neurotic naive that I am, I said, Sure, Id love to come along. After all, I had nothing else to do and it seemed like some fun. When my roommate went to the womens dorm to pick up his girlfriend, who do you suppose was standing with his girlfriend waiting? Thats right. The young woman with the tin cans on her head. Would you believe it? The young woman with the tin cans turned out to be the sister of my roommate. It was a whirlwind romance. I met her in September and in February she asked me to marry her. In August of that year, I found myself at a church altar mumbling, do. The Bible makes this promise: Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD (Proverbs 18:22 KJV). A good wife is the find of a lifetime, as long as God is in charge of the search. 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. PASTORCONTINUED FROM PAGE 11 Be happy, its Adar! For Jews the month of Adar, which falls this year in February, contains one of the joyous if not silliest of Jewish festivals. I am referring of course to Purim, that wonderful holiday where Jews dress up in costume, retell the ancient story of their deliverance from the evil hand of Haman through the influence of the Jewish Queen Esther. During the reading of the Book of Esther, as Hamans name is read, groggers or noise makers drown out his name as the worshippers clap and stamp in complete antithesis of a traditional Jewish service. Silliness is encouraged on this day with spoofs and parodies on all subjects being allowed and encouraged by Jewish law and tradition. In Eastern Europe, the Purim Spiel, Purim Play, was always a delight. Now that I have Jewish law behind me, I wish to offer the following essay on a topic of importance to me, that is, The Stickie. Now, you ask: What is a stickie? A stickie, is a pesky, offensive little piece of goo that now becomes semipermanently attached to avocadoes, peaches, pears, plums, tomatoes, peppers, oranges, grapefruit, tangerines, kiwi fruit, star fruit, tomatoes, Asian pears, cactus, cucumbers, lemons, pomegranates, persimmons, apricots, well you get the point. Now in the old days, we used to stamp our fruits and vegetables with a blue rubber stamp. Worst thing about that way was that whatever you touched, would say the name of the fruit. I ruined four jerseys because they now all say Sunkist on it. But the best was yet to come. Enter technology and the stickie. These little labels just seem to stick to anything within two miles. I spend hours getting them off of cutting boards, Stickies knives, cereal bowls and counters. And just when I think they are gone for good, I find them sticking to the inside of the trash barrel. But that is not the worst of it nor why I needed to inform you about stickies. I must relate some incidents that will surely prove my point, whatever that is. First, I once served a salad to my guests. Somehow, a stealthy stickie slithered into the salad. My guests thought it was a new kind of vegetable. I didnt say anything. Next, there was the time one disappeared down the disposer. The plumber ended up with a shredded stickie; I got stuck with a bill for $300. Then, there was a time my son thought he could play a joke on Mom. Unbeknownst to me, he stuck a stickie to my sweater, dangerously close to my tuchus. He knew what he was doing. He retrieved it from a tomato and it said plump and juicy. Thats all I needed. Being a teacher at the time, I was fair game for pranks. When I walked into class, the students burst into laughter. It took me two hours to figure out what was going on and of course when I finally removed the stupid stickie, part of my sweater unraveled. Darren was grounded for a week for that caper. But it was the incident with the rabbi that has solidified my annoyance with stickies. My congregation had invited this hotshot rabbi from out of town to a service to be held at my house. I cleaned the house for two weeks but on the last day before the rabbi was to arrive, I could not find a stickie that had fallen to the floor while I was preparing the salad. I searched high and low, even had four of my friends who dont even need glasses search for me but the elusive gunky label was nowhere to be found. I put it all to rest figuring it was somewhere in Stickie Land, out of sight. It was during an important Torah lesson when things became apparent. As the erudite rabbi was explaining an important tenet of the holy Torah, I happened to glance down at his shoe. There on the sole was the stickie for all to see and it said Perro Peppers. Such a shanda! (Embarassment) I immediately offered to remove the offensive label while the rabbi sat there watching me attacking his shoe for two hours. Needless to say, he never returned to Ocala after that incident. Now that I have concluded my expose on stickies, I hoped you have gleaned much knowledge. My main lesson I wish to impart is oops! My breakfast peach stickie has stuck to my computer! I have gone from an Apple to a peach! May we always laugh and find joy in our daily lives and may all your stickies fall off with ease! Judis Journal Judi Siegal Christs Church of Marion CountyFriday, Feb. 15: All Church Valentine Dinner, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16: Mens Prayer Group, 8 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 17: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 18: Bible Study, 10 a.m Tuesday, Feb. 19: Womens Crafts and Fellowship, 9 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19: Womens Fellowship Meeting, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21: Prayer and Praise Group, 9 a.m. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, http://www.ccomc.org. Religion PLEASESEERELIGION, PAGE15 Passport Show for March 9 will be a double Carol Wheeler Oak Run 000E0ZR THEDRESSINGROOMOCALA @ YAHOO COM C ALL FOR C ONSIGNMENT I NFORMATION 352-237-5478 7256 SW 62 ND A VENUE S UITE 3, O CALA We Are The New Supplier For Habersham Candle Co. 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Paul Cacchioli. Edna grew up in Paterson, New Jersey, one of six children in her family. After graduation from Central High School she went to wok at a lingerie company as a machine operator. Later she took a job with Plastic Protective Inc. This company designed raincoats and boat covers among other plastic coverings. One day, as Edna walked down the hallway, she looked into a little office and saw a man reading the paper. Only a dim light was coming through a small window. She stopped and then reached around the corner of the door and hit the wall switch to turn on the light. Isnt that better? she said as she went on her way. For the first time, Paul noticed the attractive young lady that worked in the sewing department of the plant where he was a cutter. That chance meeting would be only one in a number of circumstances which some might call fate and others, a larger plan. Not too long after his graduation from Dickerson School, Paul was drafted into the U.S. Army. He took his basic training at Fort Dix and then was sent to Aberdeen Proving Grounds. After graduation from his advanced training he was assigned to the United Nations as a driver. His assignments included chauffeuring foreign dignitaries and ambassadors to various locations in New York City. On one occasion he was supposed to meet President Harry S Truman but for some reason, the President never came into town. A highlight of his tour came when he drove a limousine in a procession marking the start of the U.N. session. He and the entourage received a police escort through New York City. While Paul found the job interesting, he didnt like the traffic. After 18 months in the Army and with the end of World War II the Army decided his services were no longer needed so he was discharged. Ironically, a man that Paul had worked for during his high school days and the few months following his graduation bought Plastic Protective Inc. When Paul returned from the service, because of his work record, he was immediately hired. Thats how Edna and Paul were able to be at the right place at the right time. Engagement followed and in 1953 Paul and Edna were married. They would begin their married life on Long Island. After staying with in-laws for a while to save up some money for a down payment they built the first of three houses. It was a two bedroom home in Pompton Plains, New Jersey. Over the next few years Paul and Edna began their family. They have four children; three girls and a boy. They remain close if not in miles, certainly in heart. Edna their eldest lives in Boca Raton; Donna resides in Woodstock, Georgia, and David and Paula still live in Wayne, New Jersey. During their younger years, Paul worked hard at a chemical company called Kohnstamm. This company produces, among other things, the coloring used in cosmetics; food and drugs. Pauls duties included scheduling all shipping and receiving for this national corporation as well as dispatching for multiple deliveries. After 27 years with Kohnstamm, Paul retired. With their children grown and on their own, the loving couple decided that they had enjoyed as many harsh winters as they could stand. They decided to move to Arizona. Paul and Edna spent four and a half years in that warm western state. It was there that Paul began to wear his signature cowboy hat. The blazing sun and dry heat of Arizona is a real danger to the skin and keeping that in mind, Paul went for the wide brimmed white hat that he still proudly wears to this day. Family ties run deep for Edna and Paul and they wanted to be closer to family. After living in Arizona they moved to Pompano Beach, Florida, to be close to their daughter and new grandchild. Paul relates that during the time they were having their home built in Pompano, hurricane Andrew decided to pay a visit. The frame work for their house was destroyed and it took some time to rebuild it. In the end, it all worked out however and they spent many happy times there. One day while looking through an AARP magazine, they found a Cherrywood advertisement and decided to come take a look at Ocala. There was certainly less traffic and a lower cost of living here and they found a home that suited their needs ideally. That was 10 years ago and Edna and Paul have been happy residents ever since. They entertain their four children and enjoy sharing time with six grandchildren whenever possible. They also boast about the addition of a great grandchild to their family. They visit often. One of Ednas hobbies is cooking. Her favorite meal to cook is Italian spaghetti and it is the most requested dish her entire family. Whenever they come to visit or when she and Paul go up north, thats the first thing they ask for. Along with cooking for Paul; her family and friends; Edna is also an avid reader. Her favorite types of books were once mystery novels but not surprisingly, she now loves romance novels. This genre seems right up her alley. Both Paul and Edna are active members of Queen of Peace Catholic Church. Unknown to your reporter until this interview, Paul is an accomplished saxophone player who considered going professional after he left the service. His love for Edna and the children kept him from going on the road and thats a decision he has never regretted. You will find Paul most mornings in the pool room of the clubhouse. An excellent shot, he plays on the mens traveling billiard team. Because of his manner and style, he enjoys the respect and admiration of not only his teammates but from all who know him. Edna and Paul love their Cherrywood family and enjoy spending time with them. Gentle and devout with quick smiles, they are a beautiful couple. They are an example of mutual love and respect that allows for 60-plus years of happy marriage; a wonderful family and enduring friendships. We are grateful that they are part of the Cherrywood community. From Your ReporterWow what a week. As you can tell from this column Cherrywood is a very active community and it is an honor and privilege to be able to cover so many activities and to work with such great people. If you have ideas, suggestions or opinions concerning this column please contact me at urperssec@yahoo.com. I am always pleased to hear from you, the reader. Friday, February 15, 2013 ~ 25 www.smcitizen.com 12~ Friday, February 15, 2013 www.smcitizen.com CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 20 Edna and Paul Cacchioli. Donation of transport van soughtSheltering Hands Animal Rescue is seeking a donation of a cargo van to transport cats in their Community Cats Program to spay and neuter. Vehicle must be in working condition. The donation is tax-deductible based on book value. 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Friday, February 15, 2013 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 26~ Friday, February 15, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Mini Pizza SnacksYield: 2 servings (3 mini pizzas per serving) 6 mini pizza crusts cut out from whole wheat pitas, or pre-bakedpizzacrusts 1/2 cup tomato sauce or your favorite pizza sauce (optional) 1 cup mozzarella cheese Pizza toppings such as pepperoni, black olives, green pepper, Florida tomatoes, onions, mushrooms, etc. Preheat oven broiler. Use a cookie cutter to cut pizza crusts that will fit in the wells of a muffin pan. Place one crust in each well. If you want pizza sauce, spoon some onto each crust. Top with a sprinkle of cheese, then some of your favorite pizza toppings. Place muffin pan on the lower rack of the oven, and broil for about 5 minutes, or until the cheese has melted. Remove from oven. Let pizzas cool for a couple of minutes before carefully using a fork to remove them from the pan. Grown-Up Alert: Have an adult help with the broiler, and with removing pizzas from the muffin pan. FAMILY FEATURES Who says pizza is just for dinner? With these recipes, you can get the family together and make pizza for dinner and breakfast, lunch or snacks. By making it yourself, you can save money and make it healthier. Its easy to turn pizza into a healthy meal. Use a whole wheat crust, garden fresh toppings like tomatoes from Florida, and serve it with a salad, said Chef Justin Timineri, Executive Chef and Culinary Ambassador, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. These recipes are not only kid-friendly to eat, theyre kid-ready to make. Older kids can help slice vegetables, and younger kids can help make the pizza crust and add the toppings. Look for the Grown-Up Alert on each recipe for tasks adults should handle or help with. Get more recipes and learn about Florida tomatoes at http://bit.ly/floridatomatoes. Chef Justin TimineriChefJustinsTomatoTips FORKIDS Never refrigerate a whole tomato. Storing in cold temperatures stops the ripen ing process and makes the flavor fade.The best test for a great tomato is not color but aroma. Smell the stem end, and you should smell a strong sweet-acidic fragrance. Choose tomatoes that are plump, shiny and that give slightly when pressure is applied. TomatoQuizFloridatomatoesnotonlytastegood, buttheyregoodforyou.Tomatoes containvitaminA,whichdoeswhat? a) Helps fight infection b) Keepshair,bonesandskin healthy c) Promotes good vision d) All of the above Answer: dFrittata Breakfast Pizza Yield: 4 to 6 servings Fresh pizza dough or 1 small pre-baked pizza crust 8 to 10 eggs 1/4 cup milk Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste 2 Florida zucchini, sliced thin 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated 1 cup breakfast meat (bacon and/or sausage) cooked and chopped 2 Florida tomatoes, sliced thin Preheat oven to 375F. Place pizza dough in bottom of springform pan, or cut pre-baked crust to fit. In medium sized mixing bowl, combine eggs and milk. Use whisk to mix. Season egg mixture lightly with salt and pepper. Set aside. Layer zucchini on top of crust in bottom of pan. Add half of the cheese to the top of zucchini. Add cooked and chopped breakfast meat to pan. Place pan on cookie sheet. Pour egg mix ture on top of meat and zucchini. Top egg mixture with sliced tomatoes and remaining cheese. Bake uncovered for 15 to 25 minutes until center of frittata is evenly cooked. Remove from oven and let cool. Unhinge the springform pan. Slice and serve warm. Grown-Up Alert: Have an adult help with the oven and with unhinging the hot spring form pan.Garden PizzaYield: 4 to 6 servings 1 whole wheat pizza crust, baked and ready to be topped 2/3 cup tomato or pizza sauce 2 Florida tomatoes, sliced thin 1/2 cup Florida bell peppers, diced small 1 cup Florida mushrooms, sliced 1cup Florida zucchini, diced small 1 1/2 cups grated mozzarella cheese 3/4 cup fresh mozzarella cheese, hand torn 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves Preheat oven to 375F. Evenly distribute sauce over pizza crust. Top with tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms, zucchini and cheeses. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until bubbly. Let cool slightly. Garnish with fresh basil. Grown-Up Alert: An adult may need to help with dicing vegetables and using the oven.Mexican PizzaYield: 4 to 6 servings 1 whole wheat pizza crust, baked 1/2 cup salsa 1 cup Florida corn kernels 1 cup Florida avocado, diced 1 cup Florida tomatoes, diced 2 cups jack cheese, grated 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped (optional) Preheat oven to 375F. Evenly distribute salsa over pizza crust. Top pizza with corn, avocado, tomatoes and cheese. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until bubbly. Let cool slightly. Garnish with fresh cilantro, if desired. Grown-Up Alert: An adult may need to help with dicing vegetables and using the oven. Whole Wheat Pizza CrustYield:1crust,4to6servings 2 cups whole wheat flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 cup olive oil, plus extra for greasing pan 3/4 cup water 1 teaspoon kosher salt Preheat oven to 350F. In large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients. Mix by hand until dough comes together and doesnt stick to the side of the bowl. Use a small amount of olive oil to grease a medium sized (12-inch) pizza pan. Roll or press dough into pan. Bake for about 7 min utes or until golden brown. Let crust cool slightly and top as desired. Grown-Up Alert: An adult may need to help with the oven. Frittata Breakfast Pizza Garden Pizza Mini Pizza Snacks Mexican Pizza walks into the office without having been identified by your front desk security personnel, ensure that is reported immediately to the appropriate person. Vehicles abandoned in the right of way should also be reported to local authorities immediately. These situations can be completely innocent, but they could also be very dangerous and are worth a call to the local police.George Anderson is Vice President, Operations for the New York office of AlliedBarton Security Services and President of the New York Chapter of ASIS. Prior to joining AlliedBarton, Anderson had a 30-year career with the NYPD, retiring as an Assistant Chief. SECURITYCONTINUED FROM PAGE 10 February is the month we celebrate romance. Actually, the only romantic things about me are my love handles, which is why I have spent so much energy developing them over the years. You think somebody would appreciate them. For some people, romance is an easy, if not natural thing. Others, like me, find it complicated and elusive. It is not that men are less romantic than women are; they just have different ideas of romance. For most women, romance is flowers and candy in heart shaped boxes. For men it is a Big Mac with fries and a soda ... and Super Size it, please. Why are women so complicated and men so simple? I do not think that came out the way I meant it. If it were not for women, romance would have died a long time ago. There is nothing quite like springtime with a hint of romance in the air with a delicate dash of chivalry. People from Hollywood try to define romance for us, but their idea of romance is raw sex and lurid lust. Hollywooders would not know romance if it nibbled on their ears. Romance is not a fling in the spring, but a lifelong relationship, experiencing all the ups and downs of life together and no growing apart! There is no picture quite as refreshing as a couple still together after all those years of turmoil and temerity. The easiest thing in all the world is to fall in love for a few years and then, when it gets difficult, bale out. What kind of thing is that? Ah, but to see a couple married for 50 years or more; now that is the epitome of real romance. Ill have you know that romance has not been a stranger at the parsonage. I met my wife (actually, she wasnt my wife then) when I went away to Bible college in 1970. At the time, I was functionally romance challenged. Before I left home for college, I prayed for a wife. I had the good sense to know that a minister needs a good wife to support him in the ministry. I prayed something like this, Father, I need a good wife and I dont know how to go about it. Let the first single girl I True love trumps a romantic fling every time meet at Bible college be the wife of Your choosing. Now, I know this is a crazy and dangerous prayer to make. Some would take the high road of romance, but I took the low road of prayer. I may have been a bit desperate, but nobody could doubt my earnestness. I also figured that prayer was a lot cheaper than dating. After all, I am a Pennsylvania Dutchman. Nevertheless, I prayed for a wife. The day of my arrival on campus came and found me a bit anxious. I remembered my prayer and wondered just how God would answer it. My parents took me to the college, which was some 500 miles from home; good planning on my part the mens dorm, I figured I was safe. I planned to avoid all contact with the opposite sex as long as possible. But just as we pulled into the mens dorm parking lot, a young woman exited from the mens dorm. 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Our next meeting will take place on Thursday, Feb. 21, at 1 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room at the Bank of the Ozarks. Our meetings are always open to guests; it is not necessary to be an SPCA member to attend. Please give us a call at 352-362-0985 if you would like more information about our meetings or have any other questions for us. Anyone wishing to send us a donation or a letter by mail should note that we have a new mailing address. Please send your correspondence to: SPCA of Marion County, 11100 S.W. 93rd Court Road, Suite 10-115, Ocala FL 34481Adoption NewsThe adorable 12-year-old Yorkie pictured here needs your help to find a new forever home. Sweet Trinki has lived around horses most of her life, as she was the devoted pup to well known horse breeder Bert Linder until he passed away several years ago. A friend who took her in adores her, but now has several chronic health issues that prevent her from taking proper care of the sweet girl. She would like Trinki to have a better life in her senior years, and as a healthy Yorkie who has always been well cared for and is current in all medical care and shots she can have many healthy years left to share lovingly with you. Trinki is a versatile pup: besides horses, she gets along well with cats, so she can fit in to most types of households. Dont have a horse farm? No problem, just take her for a ride around the countryside now and then so she gets to see her favorite creatures. If youd like Trinkis story to have a happy ending, please call Shirley or David at 352-854-0114 to arrange a meeting. Arlene still has five cats/kittens ranging in age from six months to nine years that need good homes. Please give Arlene a call at 352-875-9761 to get to see them. Weve been told by previous adopters that they are very happy with the kittens they adopted from her. If you are thinking at all about adding a cat or kitten, or two, to your home, please check out Arlenes brood first. Foster families neededA Good Samaritan brought in a very sweet stray mama dog and her 10 puppies (yes that says 10) to the Animal Center recently and they are too young at 5 weeks old to enter the shelter. As you can imagine, the Animal Center is having a hard time finding a foster family for such a large clan. Heres a picture of mama dog, a pit mix, and a picture of the cuddly puppies. They only need to be fostered for four weeks, so Animal Center is asking our help to find a foster family for a short period of time. Perhaps you have a number of family members or friends willing to help out for about a month. Could you give it a try? The Animal Center provides all medical care you need to provide food, shelter and tons of love. Because of the number and age of the puppies, the appropriate foster family would not have any other dogs. You can find more information on fostering at http://marioncountyfl.org/AnimalCenter/foster.aspx. You can also contact the shelter at 352-671-8700 or email them at animalservices@marioncountyfl.org. The shelter is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. If you cant help with this large group, the Animal Center would like you to fill out an application for the future, because they are always in need of foster families for young, injured, or sick animals.Until next month remember: Pets are not our whole lives, but they make our lives whole. Friday, February 15, 2013 ~ 27 www.smcitizen.com 10~ Friday, February 15, 2013 www.smcitizen.com BY GEORGE ANDERSON Theres never been a more important time for Americans to unite and pledge that when they see something, they say something. New Yorks Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) originally unveiled the See Something, Say Something campaign to increase public awareness about signs of terrorism and the importance of reporting suspicious activity to law enforcement authorities. This slogan, later licensed to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) highlights the concept that homeland security begins with hometown security. As a retired NYPD Assistant Chief with 30 years of experience as a police officer, supervisor, trainer, and critical incident responder, I believe that every American needs to develop the tools and techniques to honor the See Something, Say Something mandate. Police and security forces are hard at work but public safety is the responsibility of all Americans. We are the first line of defense against acts of terrorism on our country and each individuals help is needed. All Americans need to be on alert for potential risks. The attempted car bombing in Times Square in 2010 was averted by the vigilance of a quick thinking street vendor who witnessed smoke coming from an SUV and alerted police. This potentially saved hundreds of lives had the device functioned as it was nefariously intended. While this incident was front page news, virtually every day thousands of citizens across the country witness suspicious activity. Citizens play important roles in helping law enforcement solve crimes and save lives by becoming actively involved in protecting their communities. Whether you live in a rural or urban environment, our best defense is to let the authorities know when something does not look right and to be prepared for the unexpected. As the Vice President of Operations at Americas largest security services company and a former police officer, I offer peace by shaping regions, deterring potential aggressor and reassuring allies. This could take the form of a C-17 delivering relief supplies or a fighter squadron deploying abroad to help cultivate allied partnership capacity. In wartime this means presenting leaders with a global set of options to net desired results without projecting undue vulnerabilityi.e. getting the mission accomplished without reverting to attrition warfare of occupationbased strategies. These missions include: securing and maintaining air dominance; long range strike; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. Global logistics, close air support, combat search and rescue; command and control; communications; etc. These are all capabilities essential to our nations leaders, combatant commanders, the joint team and allied partners. AIR FORCECONTINUED FROM PAGE 9 GUEST COLUMN Security saying: When you see something, say something the following tips to help people to know how to recognize and report suspicious activities: Take Note of Suspicious Behavior Suspicious activity can be defined as an incident, circumstance or person who appears out of the ordinary and out of place. A range of suspicious behavior includes the adult man loitering alone in the childrens playground, or someone wandering down the street peering closely into car windows. A person taking lots of photographs of a buildings infrastructure is potentially suspicious as this person may be taking images to look for weaknesses in the building to exploit for criminal or terrorist activities. Someone tampering with sewer, gas or an electric systems that is not branded with an identifiable company or government agency is suspicious. Hearing unusual sounds glass breaking, people shouting, gun shots all are clearly suspicious. Seeing a bag left by a passenger on a bus or train or in a public place is suspicious and demands immediate action by alerting the bus or train operator and calling 911. Record Suspicious Activity Write down as much information about the suspicious behavior as possible noting the time and place with a physical description of the suspicious person. If you are able to discreetly take a photo or video of the person from your phone, this could become important evidence. Minus photographic evidence, try to provide specific information to the authorities including gender, race, approximate age, height and weight, hair color and style, clothing, and general appearance including note of any facial hair, scars, tattoos or glasses. Educate the Workplace Even workplaces with a full-time security team need to involve their employees and promote the See Something, Say Something campaign. The security team cannot be in every hall way, office and production area at all times but your employees are. It is the observations of the many that can truly make an impact. All employees should be educated on what constitutes suspicious activity and the importance of reporting it. In some offices, it is the receptionist who is the companys first line of defense. A receptionist should be suspicious of an unknown individual who claims to have lost their identification and seeks to gain entry or a caller who asks probing questions about particular employees schedule or whereabouts. Establish Reporting Procedures in the Workplace Determining the chain of command on reporting procedures for suspicious activity is important. When is it appropriate for employees to call the police? If an employee feels immediate attention is necessary, they should call 911. Does the level of activity warrant an initial investigation from your security firm or company manager? The Homeland Security Department has also established a tip line to report suspicious activity which is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 1-866-HLS-TIPS. For more information, visit the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Encourage your friends, neighbors and colleagues to be observant and vigilant on the job and even on their way to work. If there is a stray tote bag tucked under the bus or subway seat, report it to the local police. If a stranger PLEASESEESECURITY, PAGE11 SPCAs next meeting scheduled for Feb. 21 Maria Devine Paws and Claws Above, mama; below, puppies. This is Trinkie. On Saturday, March 2, the Ocala Elks Lodge 286 will host an Army of Hope Breakfast to benefit the Army of Hope, one of the charitable programs of Florida Elks Charities. The mission of the Army of Hope is to provide aid assistance to the families of deceased, disabled, and deployed members of the military of Florida serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. Examples of aid are car, utility, and insurance payments; major appliance repairs (A/C, water heaters, washers/dryers, etc.); minor home repairs (plumbing, painting, etc.); auto repairs or transportation; school lunches; babysitting; medical/dental emergencies not covered by insurance; lawn mowing, landscaping, and sprinkler repairs; phone cards; clothing and shoes; groceries; gas; and medical travel. This program also funds a week of summer camp at the Florida Elks Youth Camp located in Umatilla for children who have deceased, disabled, or deployed military family members. Admission for the breakfast buffet is $8 for adults. Children ages under 10 will be admitted for $5. The event is open to the public. Net proceeds will benefit the Army of Hope. The breakfast is being held at the Ocala Elks Lodge at 702 N.E. 25th Ave. from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Since the inception of the Florida State Elks Association Army of Hope in 2007 the AOH has raised $242,784. The committee has distributed to the troops $56,151; funded three AOH camp weeks at a cost of $108,360; and currently has $78,274 available for distribution. The average distribution of the 42 grants to service members or their families during this time was $1,337. Individual aid requests may be made by submitting a completed request form (found online at www.flelks. Or go to your local Elks Lodge. The families of Florida active duty military personnel, military reservists, the Coast Guard, the National Guard, and/or their dependents are eligible to apply. An active duty member stationed in Florida with his/her dependents would qualify as a Florida resident. Army of Hope breakfast will be March 2 Hospice seeks singersHospice of Marion County invites you to consider a unique volunteer service. 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Friday, February 15, 2013 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 000E0WG S h e a r J o y B e a u t y S a l o n W a l k I n s W e l c o m e Our other talented stylists Colleen, Kim, Jeanette, Judi, Leigh, Tara and Joel 8430 SW 103 Street Road, Ocala 873-1135 M-F 8-5 Sat 8-2 Appointments Available Welcomes Tracy (Wed.-Sat.) Full Service Men & Ladies Manicurist Wanted 28~ Friday, February 15, 2013 www.smcitizen.com ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Stop being the wool-gathering Lamb, and start turning that dream project into reality. You have the ideas, the drive and the charisma to persuade others to follow your lead. So do it. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Youve scored some big successes. But remember that all hardworking Ferdinands and Ferdinandas need some time to restore their energies and refresh their spirits. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Youre gaining a stronger mental image of what youre trying to achieve. Now look for the facts that will help get this to develop from a concept into a solid proposal. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Some of you eager-to-please Moon Children might want to delay some decisions until midweek, when you can think more with your head than your heart. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) A new business venture seems to offer everything youve been looking for. But be careful that that rosy picture doesnt betray traces of red ink under the surface. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) A volatile situation needs the kind of thoughtful and considerate care you can provide right now. Therell be plenty of time later to analyze what might have gone wrong. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Your loyalty to a friend in a tough situation earns you respect from people you care about. Those who criticize you dont understand what friendship is all about. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Your strong work ethic is rewarded with the kind of challenging opportunity you love to tackle. Now, go ahead and celebrate with family and/or close friends. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) A legal matter you thought had been resolved could require a second look. But dont make any moves without consulting your lawyer. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to January 19) Taking charge is what you like to do, and since you do it so well, expect to be asked to lead a special group. This could open an exciting new vista for you. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) An important matter might wind up being entrusted to you for handling. The responsibility is heavy, but youll have support from people able and eager to help. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) A spouse or partner might make an important, even lifechanging, suggestion. Consider it carefully. It could hold some of the answers youve both been looking for. BORN THIS WEEK: You always try to do the right thing, and for the right reasons. No wonder people have come to depend on you. Florida. Very soon, FHA will introduce a statewide grassroots campaign to educate lawmakers on the benefits of extending health care coverage through PPACA and the impact this decision will have on our patients, communities and the economic well-being of our state. In addition to the above actions, Munroe and other hospitals are also working together with the AHA to further educate our Congressional leadership on the challenges healthccare would face if they were to support proposals that would further reduce Medicare and Medicaid funding for hospital services. Steve Purves President & CEO Munroe Regional Medical Center LETTERSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 GUEST COLUMN BY MIKE EMIG Air Force AssociationBetween the existing funding reduction of $487B and sequestrations projected $500B cut, the Department of Defense is facing a very profound strategic turning point. $1T in budget cuts will leave the military fundamentally underequipped to protect the nations core interestsincluding the global stability that affords economic prosperity. It is one thing to be prudently efficient, quite another to be strategically foolish. The pressures at play are best illustrated within the United States Air Force. The Air Force, already stretched thin by the 1990s procurement holiday, actually saw its percentage of defense budget decline by one third during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan-it now stands around 18 percent of the total DoD budget. This is a record low. The service cancelled and/or delayed the vast majority of its modernization portfolio to sustain war-time operational demands. Two decades of underfunding have yielded an Air Force that is on the brink. Its aircraft average a quarter of a century in age-with many dating back to the Eisenhower Administration. The wings of Carter-era A-10 ground attack airplanes are riddled with structural cracks. Airmen learning to fly are strapping into T-38s over twice their age. B52s, all of which pre-date the Cuban Missile Crisis, are spending up to a year in depot-level maintenance. In light of the F-22 shortage, the Air Force is now extending the lifespan of its 28 year old F-15s and 18 thousand hoursmore than three times their original design life. The existing force structure must be maintained with utmost caresequestration would preclude this, wed have to degrade the core force. The Air Force spent the last decade retiring nearly a quarter of its bombers, fighters and cargo aircraft in an attempt to free up resources. This stretched the remaining tails thinner. It is no longer possible to step to another jet because those tails are no longer in the inventorythe remaining platforms must work. Crews must also be adequately trainedthere is a difference between gear handle competence and effective combat capability. History clearly demonstrates the cost associated with under-investmentlives sacrificed and strategic objectives lost. Rarely do we get a choice regarding when and where we will send forces into harms way. Even without sequestration, the Air Force risks falling short when it comes to projecting power-especially in the Pacific domain. The Service has 20 long range bombers in 185 air superiority fighters that are capable of projecting credible, survivable and sustainable power in this region. Given combat force generations issues that equates to about four B-2s and 20 F-22s engaged at a given moment. Newly-acquired platforms like Predator are of immense value over Kabul, but they simply lack the range and survivability to be of any use in demanding environment like the Pacific ocean. The future of the Air Force rests on the 2020s procurement program-future buys will not succeed without dependable funding streams. The 2020s are a make-or-break moment for the Service. Services do not exist for their own benefit. They train, organize and equip to facilitate policy options for our nations leaders. 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Friday, February 15, 2013 ~ 29 www.smcitizen.com 000E1K2 Since the November presidential election weve read two dozen articles diagnosing the political illness of the Republican Party. Only one prognosis suggested that the illness could become fatal if the patient doesnt rally by November 2014. Thats a bit dramatic, but truth is the Grand Old Party is more geriatric than grand. The GOP projects an image of a club trying to attract new members with a menu of old ideas, all of which they insist are basic principles. Only uncompromising conservatives need apply for membership. Budget deficits, national debt, and tax reform are important issues that werent addressed when Republicans had control of Congress and the White House. They are also worn-out campaign chatter that has exhausted the attention of voters. Basic principles seem to have expiration dates that fall between elections. Democrats arrange their campaigns around a variety of promises, many of which will never be realized more foreclosure help for homeowners, tax credits for workers, restriction of wiretap snooping, more congressional disclosure, tougher rules for lobbyists, better consumer protection, creation of millions of green jobs. Democrats havent forgotten a question which voters used to ask politicians who campaigned door to door during the Great Depression: What have you done for me lately? Is something-for-everybody campaigning lying? No, just politics. Is it effective? Consider the results in 2012. President Obama and his party captured 56% of the senior citizen votes, 55% of female voters, 71% of Hispanic votes, 73% of Asian-Americans, 93% of African-Americans, and 75% of voters who said they have no religious affiliation In 2008 Republican Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell announced that his number one priority was to make Mr. Obama a one-term president. We wonder how many independent voters were chased away permanently by that announcement of obstructionism. The 2012 Republican campaign for the presidency and control of Congress should have adopted as a theme song Steven Sondheims ballad Send in the Clowns. In theatre language it means Were losing the audience. Lets do some jokes. But in Sondheims staged musical it meant Send in the fools, but Dont bother theyre here, meaning We are the fools. After a series of self-destructive candidate debates, the GOP selected a 2012 presidential candidate with a recurrent foot-inmouth affliction. Other unhelpful gaffes came from Republican congressional candidates: such as Todd Aiken of Missouri, who enlightened American Women that the female body has ways of shutting down pregnancy after rape. And Richard Murdock of Indiana, who comforted women that because life is sacred, if a woman is impregnated during rape, it was intended by God. Fortunately the GOP has at least two bright prospective candidates for the oval office, who have not been brainwashed by the partys elite Senator Marco Rubio of Florida and Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana. Jindal has suggested bravely that the GOP stop being the stupid party. It doesnt need any more clowns. www.smcitizen.com 8~ Friday, February 15, 2013 When I was a young boy in Catholic school, we sang a hymn, Long live the pope his praises sound, again and yet again; his rule is over space and time, his throne the hearts of men. The pope in those days was Pope Pius XII, and I always thought that Pius was a strange name, and it was even stranger that there had been 12 of them. Of course, he was followed by John XXIII, Paul VI, John Paul I, John Paul II and Benedict XVI, who is still pope today. You were always conditioned that the only way to replace a pope was to elect a new one when the existing pope died. There was a lot of grieving for the deceased pope, but then it became dramatic as you listened (no live television for a few years) to the descriptions of the smoke coming out of the Vaticans secretive meeting of cardinals. Black smoke meant no pope, white smoke meant we had a new pope, and then we waited anxiously for the announcement of who it was. By the way, the ballots are burned with a chemical compound to create the black smoke, and by themselves to create the white smoke. In those days we usually didnt know any of the candidates, so there was no instant analysis when a new Holy Father was named. Knowing that history, you can see why Catholic around the world, including myself, were shocked to wake up Monday morning and hear that Pope Benedict was going to resign on Feb. 28. I wasnt around when the last pope resigned (in the year 1415) so, like others, I waited to see what would happen. It eventually came out during the day that the cardinals, much like they do when the pope dies, would gather at the Vatican for a conclave, usually held in the Sistine Chapel in secret, to choose a successor. Now, we know what people are thinking about a successor almost from the moment that Benedicts resignation was announced (the word abdicate does not appear in Canon Law, Im told). This is not new. Back in 2005, then Cardinal Ratzinger was listed as one of the favorites, and they were right. Hes now Benedict XVI. For me, in the few times there have been papal elections since Ive been alive, the intrigue isnt so much on who the pope will be, but what name he will choose. Most of the names have some historical or biblical link, someone the new pope wishes to emulate. For instance, Benedict means blessed, and Pope Benedict XV was pope during World War I and worked tirelessly for peace, and St. Benedict founded many monasteries and the Benedictine order. So for the next couple of weeks well watch, wonder and listen as the pundits try to figure out who the favorite is. Tradition says it will be a European but you never know.Jim Clark is the editor of the South Marion Citizen and attended St. John the Evangelist School in Bergenfield and Bergen Catholic High School in Oradell, both in New Jersey. 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. There are always stories about traffic safety, texting while driving, drunk driving, etc. But there are other people on the roads who have to be careful. In recent years, the scene was U.S. Highway 27, which doesnt have that many traffic lights to help people cross from residential areas to the grocery stores. It was highlighted when a man in a wheelchair was struck and killed as he crossed the road. Now the scene has shifted. In the past two weeks, two men have lost their lives on State Road 200, both crossing the highway, both in the same area, near Steeplechase Plaza in about the 8500 block. The first was Stephen R. Cote, listed as a transient, who was struck back on Jan. 28. He was taken to the hospital, and last week he died from his injuries. Then late last week a similar accident occurred when a pedestrian was struck, also crossing the highway. He was struck by one car, evidently not too hard, but was knocked into the path of another vehicle and run over. As of this writing, there have been reports that this man was identified, but the Florida Highway Patrol has not released his name. There are traffic lights and walk signs there to help pedestrians. It doesnt help, however, when they are ignored. So if youre walking, obey the signals so you can save your own life. When a pedestrian is struck by a vehicle, the vehicle usually wins. If youre driving, be aware of pedestrians as you go through congested areas. You may think you have the right of way, and you may be correct, but you should always watch out for the other guy. If youre careful, you can save yourself a lot of mental anguish, and maybe save the life of another person. S UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Traffic safety means on foot, too Popes resignation causes a stir LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Where to now for the Glum Old Party? Road designationsLoved your article about the states system of reporting using their highway numbers instead of the numbers we all recognize. Only our government could mess it up this badly. Ask anyone to tell you the four points on a compass and theyll all say, North, South, East and West so when they numbered the mile markers and exits on the interstate system why in the world did they number them from the South, North, West and East. Al Pitts Cherrywood EstatesHealth care actionThe 2013 Legislative Session begins in three weeks. Two weeks ago, the governor released his budget recommendations, which yet again contain cuts in payments to Florida hospitals for the care of low income families, children, the elderly and the disabled. This is just one of many challenges facing us in the upcoming Legislative Session. Yet, the biggest health care policy decision Florida faces was not addressed in the governors budget because that decision will be up to the Legislature. Floridas state senators and representatives must decide on implementing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and, more specifically, the decision on whether to extend health care coverage to nearly one million uninsured Floridians. Also on the table are changes to the way hospitals are paid through the Medicaid program, a variety of other regulatory matters and the constant potential for bad ideas like mandatory contracting to creep back into the legislative process. Securing coverage for an additional one million Floridians is a key strategic objective. Therefore, it was critical to secure the resources necessary READER OPINIONS INVITED Jim Clark Editor Jim Flynn Columnist to make the strongest case. With that in mind, Florida Hospital Association (FHA) took up an offer to partner with the American Hospital Association (AHA) to work for the implementation of PPACA. At the direction of the FHA Board, they applied for, and were awarded, a grant from AHA to assist with a campaign to extend health care coverage in PLEASESEELETTERS, PAGE9

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Saturday, Feb. 23 Book sale at Winn-DixieA book sale to benefit Ocala Wildlife Sanctuary will be held Saturday, Feb. 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Winn-Dixie, 8445 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. Bring your aluminum cans for recycling.African Violet Club meetingPlease join us for our Feb. 23 meeting at 10:30 a.m. at the Marion County Sheriff's Office (Brian Litz Sheriff's Substation), 9048 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. We meet the fourth Saturday of every month except December. We have an exciting program planned for you this month. Our courtesy store is open during our meetings for your convenience to purchase all kinds of supplies such as new pots, soil, tools and fertilizer. We would love for you to join us while we learn new and interesting information about our beloved African violets. Delicious light refreshments are served. Check out the club website at http://www.africanvioletclubofocala.org/. Guests are always welcome!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. The 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.Friday, February 15, 2013 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 30~ Friday, February 15, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com 000DYGI Best of the Best four years in a row HOURS: Mon. 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Open patio and covered front porch. This is a MUST SEE for the price! MLS#383229/LBK/DES . . . $44,500 CLEAN AND PRISTINE HOME in Cherry Wood! 3/2/2 split plan with laminate floors throughout. Newer A/C 2008 and new master shower 2010. Extended vinyl enclosed lanai for added outdoor enjoyment. MLS#383556/LK/BRO . . $79,900 COME TAKE A LOOK Nice single family home featuring 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1.5 oversized car garage, large eat-in kitchen, ceiling fans throughout, vinyl enclosed lanai and so much more. I didnt mention Golf Cart comes with the house for reasonable offer! MLS#384201/BH/DES . . . . . $59,900 THIS VILLA has 2 bdrms, 2 bath and a roomy 1 car garage. Great lanai at rear, nice tree lined street in peaceful 55+ community with an abundance of amenities. Clean home with neutral carpet & paint. Move-in ready! MLS#381550/BA/PAT . . . . $39,900 THIS GOLF COURSE HOME in OTOW is a must see! Home features eat-in kitchen, Oak cabinets, high ceilings, 7 ceiling fans to keep H/A costs down. 2 large BR + 3 rd BR/den. Lots of upgrades, over sized 2 car garage, great view of the golf course from kitchen, living area and master BR. Vinyl enclosed lanai + patio for BBQ. Great home, priced right! MLS#384577/JH/MCD . . . . . . . . $144,900 OUTSTANDING SETTING for this 3/2/2 in prestigious 55+ community. Very private backyard to enjoy from your large screened porch. A MUST SEE! MLS#379982/DP/PET . . . . . . . . . . . . $147,500 8893 SW 84TH CIRCLE DIRECTIONS: From SW 80th Ave., T/West on SW 80th St. into Circle Square Common, T/South on 90th Terr. Rd. to the guard gate, T/L @ 81st Lp., follow to 84th Cir., T/L on 84th Cir., home on left. PLEASE PRESENT THIS AD TO GUARD AT GATE OPEN HOUSE 8893 SW 84TH CIRCLE For more information, go to www.bigsunrealty.com, click on Open Houses MID-SIZED 2/2/2 on large corner lot on quiet cul-de-sac, meticulous interior, tile floors, spacious eat-in kitchen, split bedrooms, screen porch, some furniture stays. All offers considered! MLS#373618/SR/POL . . . . $94,900 11035 SW 72ND TERRACE DIRECTIONS: Oak Run main gate T/L @ entrance to the fountains (73rd Terr.) to first T/R @ 73rd Cir. Follow around to cul-de-sa c @ 72nd Terr. to house on cor ner (11035). PLEASE PRESENT THIS AD TO GUARD AT GATE OPEN HOUSE 11035 SW 72ND TERRACE For more information, go to www.bigsunrealty.com, click on Open Houses BEAUTIFUL 3/2/2 in The Fountains neighborhood of Oak Run. Features plantation shutters, stainless appliances, extra shelving in closets, plus much more! Come and see for yourself. MLS#382199/BH/RUS . . . . . . $149,900 BEAUTIFUL 2 Bedroom, 2 bath home with den/study & 2 car garage Tile in kitchen & both baths. Side courtyard, private open air patio in backyard, large screened porch in rear. MLS#372034/BA/CAR . . . . . . . . . $94,900 AWESOME, TURN KEY 2/2/1 VILLA. This home is in move-in condition. Tastefully decorated thru-out. Eat-in kitchen leads into the family rm. Glass enclosed Florida rm. takes you to the open patio. Living/dining area w/neutral colors. Both baths have tile flooring. Master bdrm w/large walk-in closet. Rocking chair front porch overlooks a park-like setting. This home has it all for SnowBirds or year round living. MLS#385835/LBK/KUB . . . . . . . . . . $47,900 GREAT SNOWBIRD NEST OR YEAR ROUND HOME. 2/2/1.5 villa with brick front is ready for its next family. All appliances included, even washer & dryer. Convenient eat-in kitchen makes meals a snap, plus ample cabinets for your storage needs. Enjoy the living/dining area for entertaining. A relaxing glassed Florida rm. under heat/AC. Screened back porch & rocking chair front porch. Priced to sell! MLS#385644/LBK/ARN . . . . . . . . . . . . . $44,900 NICE HOME with an awesome backyard view with no neighbors behind you split bedroom plan, 2/2/1, glass enclosed Florida room w/separate A/C unit. Includes all appliances. MLS#379188/BH/FLU . . . . . . . $41,900 ROOM FOR TWO FAMILIES in one and nonstop fun! This 5/4/4 split plan has two master suites as well as butcher block in kitchen. Pool with diving board for those hot summer days. All in a setting of almost 6 acres! Bring your horses and let the fun begin! MLS#375590/LK/LEW . . . . . . . . . . . . $499,000 OP EN SUNDA Y 1:00-3:00 PM CANDLER HILLS OPEN SUNDAY 1:00-3:00 PM OAK RUN NEW LISTING O N TOP OF THE WORLD NEW LISTING ON TOP OF THE WORLD O N TOP OF THE WORLD O N TOP OF THE WORLD MORRISTON O N TOP OF THE WORLD O N TOP OF THE WORLD O N TOP OF THE WORLD OAK RUN O N TOP OF THE WORLD CHERRY WOOD O N TOP OF THE WORLD

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Friday, February 15, 2013 ~ 31 www.smcitizen.com 6~ Friday, February 15, 2013 www.smcitizen.com DOG SITTER/WALKER Sit and walk with dogs.24/7. 22 years experience. Call please Dave Tania. 352-236-5746, 207-420-7170 Bermuda Hay 50lbs $6 Never been rained on 795-1906 586-1906 SHAMROCK FARM, CR BEAUTYSALON FOR SALE SW SR 200 area call for details 352-895-8425 DUDLEYS AUCTION 2 AUCTIONSThurs 2/14: Pre:12 Auction: 3p.m Tons of Estate Items GE Profile side by side, hshld coll. to electical supplies. Sat 2/16 Pre: 9am Auction: 1 1am Vtg Doll & Toy Auction (Live/Online) Feat. life long Strawberry Shortcake Coll, Lrg, Barbie Coll, mdme Alexander, 1800-1900s German & French, Bisque, Compo & 33 China Head, early erector, steel trucks+ *check website www.dudleys auction.com 637-9588 10%BP Au2267 AB1667 ASSIST SENIORSWe provide 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 LET US WORKFOR YOU!CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403SOUTH MARIONCITIZENCLASSIFIEDSGET RESULTS! OAK RUN ASSOCIATES FT Pool TechnicianMon-Fri 6am-2:30pm2 PT Facility CustodiansSun, Mon, T ues & W ed, Thurs, Fri, Sat 6am-10am Call for more information 352-854-6557 X13 EEOC/DFWP DRIVERS:All Miles P AID (Loaded & Empty)! Home on the weekends! Running Class-A CDL Flatbed Lease to Own-No Money DownCALL: 888-880-5916 T odays Ne w Ads OAK RUN ASSOCIATES FT Pool TechnicianMon-Fri 6am-2:30pm PT Facility Custodian Tues, Thurs, Sat, Sun 6am-1:30pm Call for more information 352-854-6557 X13 EEOC/DFWP Lost Small Gray Cat Feb. 7th 10040 SW 97th Ct. Pine Run Estate (352) 854-7102 Found Diamond Pendant Ocala Ross Parking Lot Call to describe (352) 489-3120 T odays Ne w Ads BEAUTY SALON FOR SALE SW SR 200 area call for det ails 352-895-8425 DOG SITTER/W ALKER Sit and walk with dogs.24/7. 22 years experience. Call please Dave T ania. 352-236-5746, 207-420-7170 Just call and see how easy it is to make money with the classifieds. ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MAXIMUM 10 WORDS RUNSFOR 2 WEEKSFREE TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403 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 CRUISE CONFIDENTIAL By Brian David Bruns Brian David Bruns, Midwesterner, former businessman, and college graduate takes his readers through the door marked crew only in an exclusive, below-decks expose of 80-hour work weeks aboard Carnival Cruise Lines. The sole American in a multinational workforce and the only American to last out his contract, he describes the brutal job that breaks down both body and mind. So why did the author even want such a job? Look no further than the love of his lifea sultry Romanian beauty named Bianca, an employee of Carnival. To spend a few precious hours together and rekindle their early romance, Bruns was willing to endure unbelievable hardship. Even so, whereas second-and third worlders were privy to what lay ahead from their countrymen, Bruns had no one to forewarn him. Was Bianca worth it? You decide. She was often testy and aloof and preferring the company of other Romanians to being with Brian. On board he witnesses firsthand the price to be paid for working on Carnival ships. Couples never make it at the end and those who enlist as conservatives dont leave as conservatives. He tells us why in an interview: No one who works on a ship comes back as a conservative. Most of the barriers I saw breaking down were ones I applaudespecially womens roles, which of course caused most of the divorces. Women were equal on the ship. They were doing exactly the same job for the exact same money. If you want a mans money, you want the mans job. The vast majority of Europeans had traditional female roles, and those roles were completely destroyed working aboard. According to Bruns, the women crew members were all gorgeous and mostly willing but he remains faithful to Bianca. Much needed sleep is so frequently traded for partying that its not unusual for crew to arrive drunk in the dining rooms where they must protect their allotted silverware and other utensils from those who would steal them to cover their own losses. Brian had trained on smaller, older Carnival ships and looked forward to his transfer to the relatively new Legend. What he found, however, was despite its extraordinary length, inside the ship everything appeared reduced: cabins were smaller, hallways narrower, and ceilings lower. Is there anything Brian would like passengers to know? He says that tips are everything to the crew because their pay is a mere pittance. Behind the scenes on a cruise ship Pat Wellington Bookmark Puzzle answers Saturday, Feb. 16 Chil i supper and ba ke saleSister Concepta, who founded and oversees Brother Keeper's 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 Sc ramble ben efits, 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.Sunday, Feb. 17 Ja zz Soci ety offers m usic, danc ingThe 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.Chu ck Wa gon G ang at Ch rists Ch urchBack 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. Christ's Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, www.ccomc.org/.Cos mopolit ans Annive rsaryThe 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.Rose p runing demonst rationMarion 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 meric an Legio n post to meetThe 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.M ario n Oak s Democrat s to meetThe next meeting of the Marion Oaks Democratic Club will be Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Marion Oaks Community Center, Building B. The club met on Dec. 17 to prepare for 2013. The discussion centered around the election of officers to carry on the work with the intensity of the past few months. The mid-term elections were mentioned as well as the need to maintain our interest and involvement in local and national issues that affects us all. New officers will be determined in our February meeting. Another topic of interest was the success of our end of year victory party held early in December. Approximately 160 individuals came to eat, dance and share experiences. A good time was had by all! Everyone was reminded about the bus trip to the inauguration ceremony for President Obama. Come and join us in February, we can always find room for more members.Tuesday, Feb. 19 Financ ial Wo rks hop at Ocal a We stDo 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 C ollege R o ad Yo ung at HeartCollege 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.A lzhei mer s works hops 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.Friday, Feb. 22 Ch arit y pic nic for blind cen terHighland Memorial Park is hosting a charity picnic to benefit the Florida Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired on Friday, Feb. 22 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come out and support this great organization! The address for Highland Memorial Park is 1515 N.E. Third St., Ocala (two blocks behind the Cascades). Lunch will be served on a donation basis with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting the Florida Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Februarys delicious menu is smothered chicken, garlic mashed potatoes, Caesar salad, garlic rolls, brownies, iced tea and bottled water. Relax in the shade or take your lunch to goits up to you. For more information, call Community Care Director, Beverly Brown at 352-671-6466.Saturday, Feb. 23 K ingd om of the Sun Con cert 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. More on Page 7 000E0X7 HOT TOPICS AT THE BRIDGE Tues., February 19th, 2:30 PM 2013 RETIREMENT & ESTATE PLANNING: Strategies you must know for a Secure Retirement. Items discussed will be Tax Law Changes, How to Increase Assets to Heirs, Wills, Trusts & POAs, Self-Insure for Long Term Care, Veteran Benefits, Taking Social Security Early or Waiting, Identity Theft Prevention Methods and MORE! Presented by Gary Marriage, Jr., CEO/Owner Nature Coast Financial Tues., February 26th, 2:30 PM DEFEAT DIABETES DAY Lets take a closer look at diabetes. Presented by Bruce Hancock, Certified Pedorthist, Advanced Diabetic Solutions Tours Tours Tours Tours Call to make a reservation for a lunch/tour. We would love to share with you what The Bridge Community is all about! We look forward to hearing from you soon. Space is limited, so make your reservations today!!! 9401 SW Hwy. 200, Bldg. 2000, Ste. 2001 Ocala, FL (352) 854-4017 000E0HU Advanced Lipid Testing, Thinking Beyond Statins Better Body Physical Therapy and Absolute Health invite you to attend a lecture by Family Nurse Practitioner Frank Dowe. In this one-hour presentation, we will explore both conventional and alternative Wednesday, February 27, 2013 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Refreshments FREE Laser Pain Relief Treatment Certificate for the first of 20 people to respond R.S.V.P. (352) 854-4017 Space is limited Please respond by 2/22/13. All Pharmaceutical Supplements at Absolute Health Receive Coupon For 20 % OFF management of high cholesterol including advanced lipid testing and non-pharmaceutical management.

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Friday, February 15, 2013 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 32~ Friday, February 15, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Add Up TheSAVINGSwith a Name Address City State Zip Phone 10 Words $8.20 Per Week 44 For Each Additional Word Pricing Includes Online All Ads Must Be Prepaid All Credit Card s Accepted1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 10WORDS$8.20+44AWORD(IncludesOnline)=TOTALFor your convenience, mail with payments to South Marion Citizen office at 8810 SW SR 200, Unit 104, Ocala, FL 34481 or call...Serving S.R. 200 Communities & Businesses CallTollFree1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIEDADSMC_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_11 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 MOBILE HAIR CARE**FULL SER VICE ** IN YOUR HOME LIC. BEAUTICIAN/CNA SERVICE THE HOME BOUND/ ELDERLY. (352) 237-3347 Electrical, Plumbing Carpentry Sinks, Toilets Leaky Faucets Ceiling Fans Security Lighting Safety Railings Grab Bars, Ramps Drywall Repair Interior Painting Screens & Screen Doors Lanai Carpet/Tile Flooring Furniture, Cabinet Refinishing/Repairs Not Sure? -Call Me STUMP GRINDINGCALL JIM FOR FREE ESTIMA TES (800) 478-8679 By OwnerIndigo East 2/2/2 w/Den, largest 2 BR, in Community 1872 sq. ft. Tile carpet & wood, Asking $119K Call For Appointment (352) 671-3481 BROOKSIDE07,By Sunnybrook 32ft, 5th wheel,2 slides exc. cond. loaded, stored under cover ask.15k,352-795-0787 or 352-208-7651 WE BUY R VS, T ravel T railers, 5th Wheels, Motor Homes Call US 352-201-6945 BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID-$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 WE BUY ANYVEHICLEIn Any Condition, T itle, No T itle, Bank Lien, No Problem, Dont T rade it in. W e W ill Pay up to $25K Any Make, Any Model. 813-335-3794 813-237-1892 Call AJ Quiet Country Setting 3/2 on 2 acres mol Approx. 1750 sq f t LA front porch, Lg rear screened porch, Patio, 24x30 S teel Building, S teel Carport great for boat storage, etc. Fenced and crossfenced, Built in 2003 Nice Oaks, W ooded, Citrus S prings area only 20 Min. to Ocala $129,900 Call 352-302-6784 for appt. Just call and see how easy it is to make money with the classifieds. ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MAXIMUM 10 WORDS RUNSFOR 2 WEEKSFREE TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403 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. Citrus Countys Volume Sales Leader We Deliver The Best Customer Service Buying Experience Vehicle Selection Showroom 2 Year Toyota Care Complimentar y Maintenance Come See Why We Are Rated The Best! VILLAGE TOYOTA CRYSTAL RIVER Wa s . . . . . . 17,900 Savings . . . . . 2,905 $ 14,995 NEW 2013 TOYOT A COROLL A OF CRYSTAL RIVER www.villagetoyota.com 352-628-5100 VILLAGE TOYOTA 000DZ2O *picture for illustration purposes only. 873-6100 Royal Palms Plaza 854-8787 Oak Run REAL EST A TE CORP OAK RUN BIG OPEN HOUSE SUNDA Y FEB. 17 1-3 P .M. #16 #21 #1 #6 $47,500 MLS#382001 10908 SW 83rd Ave 2/1/1, 912 sq ft Frame Custom Nbd 3 Peggy Simpson 208-6554 $59,500 MLS#379760 10925 SW 83rd Ave 2/2/2, 988 sq ft Frame Dogwood Nbd 6 Jerry Brooks 274-0930 $68,400 MLS#381814 11412 SW 84th Ct Road 2/2/1, 1528 sq ft Frame Newport Nbd 7 Lois Lane 789-4516 $75,000 MLS#375705 8225 SW 109th Lane Rd 2/2/1, 1420 sq ft Frame Newport Nbd 6 Jim Petticrew 216-5852 $76,500 MLS#384928 8251 SW 109th Place 2/2/1, 1384 sq ft Frame Newport Nbd 6 Cernera Team 812-0626 $79,900 MLS#385495 8544 SW 108th Place 2/2/2, 1952 sq ft Frame Expanded Magnolia Nbd 3 Pat Stimmel 895-5160 $84,500 MLS#385767 8058 SW 108th Loop 2/2/1, 1074 sq ft Frame Hampton Nbd 10 Cernera Team 812-0626 $92,000 MLS#382652 8981 SW 116th St Road 2/2/2, 1296 sq ft Frame Savannah Expanded Nbd 8 John Kapioski 208-1635 $94,350 MLS#376048 8113 SW 117th Loop 2/2/2, 1396 sq ft -CBS Custom Springfield Woodside John Kapioski 208-1635 $94,500 MLS#383732 8493 SW 108th Place 2/2/1, 1374 sq ft Frame Custom Exp Hickory Nbd 3 John Kapioski 208-1635 $99,500 MLS#380791 11218 SW 73rd Circle 2/2/2, 1362 sq ft CBS Turnberry The Fountains Jerry Brooks 274-0930 $114,900 MLS#375121 7124 SW 115th Loop 2/2/2, 1512 sq ft CBS Pinehurst Golfview Pat McCullough 299-6688 $223,500 MLS#378249 11056 SW 71st Circle 2/2/2, 1710 sq ft CBS Santorini Eagles Point Lou Serago 804-0159 FOR MORE INFORMATION REGARDING ANY OF THE HOMES LISTED, PLEASE CALL US AT 352-854-8787 OR 352-873-6100. 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Friday, February 15, 2013 ~ 33 www.smcitizen.com TO ADVERTISECall854-3986 ADVER TISING 4~ Friday, February 15, 2013 www.smcitizen.com In 1971 Presidents Day was proclaimed to be observed on the third Monday of February, honoring all past United States presidents and to replace the holidays that honored Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. For us old-timers its hard to forget that we once had two holidays just to remember these two. The release of the movie about Lincoln has brought him back into recent news. When the Oscar nominations were announced, Lincoln led the list with 12. This is a first, not the most nominations, but the first time Hollywood has ever voted for a Republican president. Despite the 12 nominations, movie producer Steven Spielberg was disappointed. He wanted four score and seven. One of the nominations Lincoln received was for best hat. The movie is a strange way to honor Lincoln -by sending people to the theater.LincolnismsA lot of wise sayings are attributed to Lincoln. Take your pick some came from honest Abe, others should have. Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt. If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one? He (referring to a lawyer) can compress the most words into the smallest ideas better than any man I ever met. My father taught me to work; he did not teach me to love it. It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues. Referring to office seekers, he said, This human struggle and scramble for office, for a way to live without work, will finally test the strength of our institutions. More about LincolnRecently Betty White visited President Obama at the White House. The first time Betty was at the White House she had stayed in the Lincoln Bedroom with Lincoln. I once celebrated Lincolns birthday by going through his tunnel, and it wasnt easy. I didnt have a car. Historians say Abraham Lincoln campaigned with the nickname Honest Abe. Today, politicians would consider that too extreme.Really?Did you know Lincoln wrote the Gettysburg Address while traveling from Washington to Gettysburg on the back of an envelope? Did it ever get delivered? Of course it got delivered. He delivered it himself. I guess he had to. No mailman could deliver it with an address on the back of the envelope and no zip code.Serious GeorgeIt is well known that Washington never told a lie. Apparently he never said anything funny either, but we love him anyway not smiling through wooden teeth. One reason that Washington never told a lie was that in those days there was no income tax. The commander of the Continental Army always spoke to his army in general terms. Washingtons army won the battle of Trenton because the enemy soldiers were Hessian around. George Washington is the only man who didnt blame the previous administration for his troubles. The decision Washington had to make when he decided to cross the Delaware was Roe vs. Wade. The first presidents false teeth were called presidentures. The father of our country was a handsome man because he was George-eous.Size itDuring the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, it was proposed that the standing army be restricted to 5,000 men at anyone time. George Washington, as the presiding officer, could not offer a motion, but he turned to another member and whispered, Amend the motion to provide that no foreign nation enemy shall invade the United States at any time with more than 3,000 troops.How far?Two men were standing on the banks of the Potomac River Is it true, asked one, that Washington threw a silver dollar across the Potomac? It is supposed to be true, said the other, but then you must remember that a dollar went much farther in those days. But Washington did better than that when he threw a sovereign across the Atlantic.Suitable for todayDuring the Civil War a minister called on Lincoln, and during their conversation he said, Let us have faith, Mr. President, that the Lord is on our side in this great struggle. I am not at all concerned about that, replied Lincoln, for I know that the Lord is always on the side of the right; but it is my constant anxiety and prayer that I and this nation may be on the Lords side.Dick and his wife Jane live in Oak Run. Presidents Day now just one holiday for two men Dick Frank Pun Alley Friday, Feb 15: fish or shrimp dinner, 5 to 7 p.m., Jersey Cowboy and Friends karaoke, 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16: hamburgers deluxe with fries and baked beans, 5 to 7 p.m. Randy Stanley karaoke 6 to 10 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17: food, 1 to 5 p.m. Bar Bingo 3 to 5 p.m. Monday, Feb, 18: Coney Dogs noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19: Dart League 5:45 to 9 p.m., food specials 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20: Hoodie Hoo Day, membership appreciation 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb 21: cards 1 p.m., open darts 5 p.m.; shuffleboard 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22: fish or shrimp dinner, 5 to 7p.m. Rich Rodriquez 5 to 9 p.m. West Marion Moose Lodge 2356, open for members and qualified guests, 10411 S.W. 110th St., one mile north of State Road 200 across from Oak Run entrance. Phone is 352-854-2200. West Marion Moose activities 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 Read the classifieds Community calendar 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 sign-up desk, required. Christ's Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352861-6182, www.ccomc.org/.St. John's Fish FrySt. John the Baptist Catholic Church, located on the corner of U.S. 41 and Highway 40 East in Dunnellon, will begin holding its fish fry every Friday during lent starting Feb. 15 and ending March 22 from 4 to 6 p.m. Cost is $7 for adults and $3.50 for children. The fish fry is open to the public and is held in the church pavilion. 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 Horses for Hospice Trail RideHospice of Marion County, Inc. will hold its 13th annual Horses for Hospice Trail Ride on Saturday, Feb. 16, on the Central Florida Greenway at the Florida Horse Park in Ocala. This years ride is in memory of Wayne Vaught, beloved Cross Florida Greenway enthusiast and former Trail Ride chairman. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the first ride leaves at 9:15 a.m. Riders travel from as far as Jacksonville and Tampa to spend 2-3 hours on the trail. Following the ride, participants can enjoy lunch by Tommys BBQ, live entertainment by Bordertown, and door prizes. Proceeds from this event will benefit Patient Care Programs. The minimum donation to ride is $30. Wagons are welcome; $30 for driver and $10 per passenger. Horse lovers who are unable to ride may purchase a $10 ticket to enjoy lunch and entertainment. For more information or to register, call 352-854-5218. Home Improvement ExpoMark your calendars for the fifth annual Home Improvement Expo on Saturday, Feb. 16, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Circle Square Cultural Center! The event is sponsored by On Top of the World Communities and World Home Improvements. Browse through the dozens of exhibitor booths and visit with experts from a wide variety of trades in the home improvement industry including; home solar, screen room enclosures, windows and flooring, the latest in home entertainment, single room or total home renovation, home security and much more. Numerous companies will fill the Circle Square Cultural Center with different ideas for enhancing homes and showcasing concepts for home improvements from standard remodeling and landscaping to complete reconstruction. This is a free event and open to the public. Visitors to the Home Improvement Expo will be treated to giveaways, door prizes and vendor gifts, along with loads of information and ideas for improving their home. The Circle Square Cultural Center is at 8395 S.W. 80th St. For more information, visit the website at www.CSCulturalCenter.com or call Theresa Fields at 352-854-8707 ext. 7530.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 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring your friends; there will be something on sale for everyone, including white elephant items, jewelry, books, tapes, videos, decorative items and baked goods. Scandinavian Club of Marion County: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. 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. Hospice volunteers neededVolunteers Needed. One or two hours can be a blessing to our patients and families receiving hospice care. Sitting with patients, while caregivers run errands, or go to Dr. appts. can be so rewarding and fulfilling. If you are interested in becoming an Odyssey Hospice, Bedside Blessing Volunteer, please contact, Laura Roweton @ 352-622-9331 or lroweton@odsyhealth.com TERMITES ARE SWARMING! 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Red Pfluger (352) 873-0674 Korean Veteran owner 17 Years of Quality Service to the 200 Corridor Area $ 65 All Homes Not a handyman, pressure washing is our specialty 000DPUE CARPENTR Y 000DYJO HANDYMAN Remodels Flooring Painting Handyman Services Custom Concrete Counter Tops 352-484-9676 Love your home again HOUSECLEANING BY DIANA CLEANING First Time Cleaning No Extra Fee$$! 000D2H0 352-502-2760 If no answer, leave message or Call 629-6071 Professional & Guaranteed Low Rates Supplies Provided Military White Glove Cleaning Professionally Cleaned Since 1992 Diana L Crippen 000DMFF Masters Touch Garage Door Service 352-216-0060 Jeff OCull Owner G ARAGE D OOR S QUEAKING N EED R EPAIRS ? $ 4 9 95 WITH COUPON Tune Up Special S AFETY C HECK A DJUST S PRINGS & C ABLES C HECK S AFETY R EVERSE ON O PENER L UBE & A DJUST D OOR GARAGE DOOR REPAIRS 352-237-2796 Family Owned & Operated Since 1972 Licensed & Insured #3803 Dependable A Division of R.C. 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Friday, February 15, 2013 ~ 3 www.smcitizen.com 34~ Friday, February 15, 2013 www.smcitizen.com It was a tall order for the IHOP chain to serve countless free short stacks of buttermilk pancakes on Feb. 5. At the State Road 200 restaurant, young ladies asked patrons for donations. By donating at least $5 to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, guests were given $5 discount coupons toward their next visit. This is the 8th year IHOP has offered this all-day deal. There was also a clown group there to do face painting on patrons tp help celebrate National Pancake Day. This restaurant has posted a notice at the door announcing that it raised $569 for the Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals. The national goal is $3 million so this will be added to the amount donated across the country. Here are some scenes. Pancake Day Photos by Mike Roppel ing it easier to supply backup and other services. Its called direct patrol, he told the crowd. Going along with that he said that the communications center would end what he called blind dispatch so that others can hear where the deputies are going. The sheriff said he is starting a Citizens Academy to allow people to become more aware of the activities of the office. He plans two sessions, one at Master the Possibilities at On Top of the World and the other at the Sheriffs Office. He drew an immediate, and expected, reaction when he mentioned panhandlers. He talked about other counties that have ordinances that have been upheld, and specifically mentioned Polk County (Lakeland and Winter Haven area). He said he is working with Kathy Bryant, County Commission chair, to pull an ordinance together that will withstand a court challenge. He said he is bringing in retirees to look at the whole Sheriffs Office to see what we can do to make it better. Blair is starting a program where deputies who are military veterans will wear ribbons with that designation. When the subject of gun control came up, he commented, I took an oath to support and defend the Constitution. I own a lot of guns. I dont want anyone taking my guns. That statement drew applause from the crowd. The sheriff said he is a big believer in volunteers. He said there are some working on cold cases. He also praised the addition of a DNA screening lab, where results can be obtained in eight to 12 days. The turnaround at other labs and agencies would be a lot longer. SHERIFFCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Pearson Nissan grand opening Pearson Nissan, 2060 S.W. College Road, recently held a grand opening ceremony at its new site. The dealership can be reached at 352-622-4111 or toll free at 1-800-342-3008. Frank Pearson, owner, left, with Ted Lindsay, general manager. PHOTOS BY RON RATNERAbove, the outside of the new building. Below, some of the visitors. 000E1NV PAINTING Thompson Painting and Pressure Washing Repaint Specialists Wallpaper Removal Free Estimates ~ Licensed and Insured Call 352-598-3000 References Upon Request Interior and Exterior 2011, 2010 000E1NG LA WN CARE Clean Ups Mulc h Plants, T r ees Landscaping Boucher Lawn Service 857-0461 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 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 Balentines Landscaping, Inc. (352) 87 3-4888 Bruce Balentine Licensed & Insured Professional Landscape Design & Installation Landscape Maintenance Sodding FREE ESTIMA TES 000CPOS LANDSCAPING 000E15X GARAGE DOOR REP AIRS NEED SPRINGS REPL A CED? 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BRIEFS The development review and building permitting processes are about to become easier for those interested in developing land and property in Marion County. On Feb. 5, county staff announced the launch of ePlans, a new online plans review service designed to bring building permit and development review applicants significant time and money savings. Applicants may now submit plans and supporting materials (not to exceed 24 inches wide by 36 inches tall) for review online by visiting www.marioncountyfl.org/ eplans.htm. To send materials, applicants must first create an online account. Staff from various departments will then be able to simultaneously review and provide comments for the uploaded documents, allowing applicants to track their progress and resubmit individual plan sheets as needed without having to reproduce full plan sets. This new service could help save our Building Safety and Development Review customers anywhere from $500-1,000 per project by not having to produce numerous hard copy plan sets, said County Engineer and Assistant County Administrator Mounir Bouyounes. It will also save the applicants valuable time by allowing them to submit materials directly from their office desks. County staff will continue to accept hard-copy submittals. For more information about ePlans, please call Building Services at 352-438-2400 or Development Review at 352-671-8686. INDEX Bookmark..............................31 Cherrywood.........................18 Judis Journal.......................13 Marion Landing..................21 Oak Run.................................24 OTOW.....................................15 Out to Pastor........................11 Paws and Claws..................27 Pun Alley...............................33 Puzzles...................................28CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & BusinessesFRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2013 VOLUME 17 NUMBER 38 www.smcitizen.com The Walmart Foundation has joined with Goodwill Industries International, National Disability Institute and United Way Worldwide to launch the MyFreeTaxes Partnership, offering free federal and state tax preparation and filing services both online and in person to eligible Americans in Marion County and across the country. MyFreeTaxes national and local partners will also provide taxpayers with eligibility information about the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and other tax credits to help them keep more of what they earn. For eligible taxpayers earning $57,000 or less per year, the Walmart Foundations $4.16 million grant in support of the MyFreeTaxes Partnership will: Provide free federal and state tax preparation and filing assistance for qualified individuals; Offer eligible consumers two main ways to file: Online at www.MyFreeTaxes.com/marioncountyfl for individuals and families with combined incomes of $57,000 or less. MyFreeTaxes.com tax filing software is provided by H&R Block; In person at: United Way led by communitybased Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) efforts for individuals and families; Deliver phone and online assistance for taxpayers using MyFreeTaxes. Taxpayers can: Contact United Way of Marion County at 7329696 or visit www.uwmc.org Call 1-855-My-Tx-Help for questions about MyFreeTaxes.com; MyFreeTaxes is expected to help return an estimated $1.95 billion this year in total tax refunds, credits and tax preparation fee savings to eligible taxpayers. Since 2009, MyFreeTaxes has helped more than 4.5 million families file free tax returns, resulting in nearly $6 billion in federal income tax refunds, nearly $1.5 billion in Earned Income Tax Credits and more than $913 million in tax preparer fee savings. MyFreeTaxes has also helped more than 610,000 taxpayers with disabilities file their returns. In this difficult economic climate, every dollar counts. Each year, millions of Americans pay hundreds of dollars to file their taxes, without knowing they may be eligible for free filing. In addition, millions of Americans may not receive their maximum tax refund because they arent aware of the tax credits for which they may be eligible, said Michelle Gilliard, senior director of the Walmart Foundation. To help ease the financial burden of the tax preparation process and make sure individuals and families receive their full tax refund, the Walmart Foundation is pleased to partner with leading nonprofits to offer MyFreeTaxes, a completely free tax-filing service. Eligible taxpayers earning $57,000 or less per year in Marion County can access MyFreeTaxes federal and state tax preparation and filing services: Online at www.myfreetaxes.com/marioncountyfl In person at the following locations in the community with the assistance of IRS-certified volunteers: United Way of Marion County 1401 NE 2nd St. Ocala Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Call 2-1-1 to make an appointment.36~ Friday, February 15, 2013 www.smcitizen.com My Free Taxes service launched in Marion PHOTO BY JIM CLARKSheriff Chris Blair speaks to the State Road 200 Coalition. Sheriff pays visit to 200 Coalition BY JIM CLARK EditorMaking his first appearance before the State Road 200 Coalition since a campaign stop last year, Sheriff Chris Blair gave members an overview of his plans and what he has accomplished so far after taking office on Jan. 8. Blair reiterated a campaign pledge, saying that the Sheriffs Office was top heavy, and that his job was to lower the administrator percentage and put more boots on the ground. He added, Our job is to keep you safe. He said he was adding a warrant unit in the near future, and that those deputies would be dedicated to serving warrants. Blair said that now the road deputies might recognize someone who has a warrant out or might get notified of one, for instance, at a traffic stop, but there is no one dedicated to serving warrants. He also spoke of starting a street crimes unit who would patrol in areas where there is high crime activity. He said it would be a fiveman unit with a sergeant. Blair indicated that new software will help deputies see where current activity is, makPLEASESEESHERIFF, PAGE3 The Marion County Board of County Commissioners voted 5-0 last week to approve a more than $1 million incentives package for FedEx Ground Package System Inc. (a subsidiary of FedEx Corp.) FedEx is proposing to construct a 383,161 square-feet building to house a hub facility on a 150-acre tract in the Ocala/Marion County Commerce Park. Through the package, the county is waiving future transportation impact fees of $579,722, paying up to $400,000 toward the relocation of an existing natural gas transmission line and providing a matching grant (with the city of Ocala) of $99,000 on behalf of the company to the state of Florida for participation in Floridas Qualified Target Industry Tax Refund Grant Program. As part of the agreement, FedEx agrees to create a minimum of 165 full-time equivalent positions within three years with an average annual salary of $31,536. The capital investment by FedEx for this project would be up to $122.9 million. If all moves forward as proposed, the project would be completed and operational in 2016. County and economic development officials believe this development by FedEx, a Fortune 100 company, promises to act as a major catalyst to attract other significant companies to the commerce park. Its an exciting day for Marion County, a historic day, said County Commission Chairman Kathy Bryant. The jobs and capital investment will benefit our community for years to come. Commissioner Stan McClain noted FedExs established reputation. Their brand is as large as any known in the world, McClain said. This is a beginning of great things to come and will continue to pay dividends long after we are gone. Marion County entered a commerce park project agreement with the city of Ocala and Ocala 489 LLC in 2011 to stimulate the local economy and spur local job growth. County approves incentives to attract FedEx facility Permit process eased *See sales person for details. Pictures for illustration purposes only. 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