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Place of Publication: Ocala, Florida
Publication Date: 03-01-2013
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BRIEFS Awake Marion to rally on squareAwake Marion, a coalition of area progressive groups and concerned citizens, is joining with at least 22 other Awake the State groups throughout Florida on Tuesday, March 5, the opening day of the Florida Legislature, to rally against laws that curtailed reasonable access to the voting booths in recent elections. Organizers are asking citizens to join together at the Ocala Town Square from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5, to demand truly free elections for all Floridians. More information is available by calling Bruce Seaman, Awake Marion coordinator, at 352-680-0066 or by visiting www.AwaketheState.com. INDEX Bookmark................................3 Cherrywood.........................14 Classifieds.............................26 Judis Journal.......................12 Marion Landing..................23 Oak Run.................................20 OTOW.....................................19 Out to Pastor........................10 Pun Alley...............................18 Puzzles...................................22CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & Businesses FRIDAY, March 1, 2013 VOLUME 17 NUMBER 40 www.smcitizen.com 28 ~ Friday, March 1, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Marion County has joined the Coast2Coast Rx Card program, a nationwide discount prescription card plan. A press conference to launch the initiative will be held on Friday, March 1, to let the public know about the card so they can begin saving money on their prescription costs. The Coast2Coast Rx card allows all county residents, regardless of income, age, or health status, to receive discounts on prescription drugs, dental, vision and hearing services, lab and imaging tests and diabetes supplies/equipment for family members. People purchasing prescriptions for their pets and people living outside the county can also use the card. The card is distributed free of charge and may be used at pharmacy chains and most independent pharmacies in Marion County and includes more than 60,000 drugs in its formulary. This program helped cardholders across the nation save an average of 60 percent in 2012 on the cost of prescription drugs. Starting next week, the Coast2Coast Rx card will be available at most participating pharmacies, libraries and county health facilities. Residents can print the card and view the nearest participating locations at http://www.coast2coastrx.com/co unties/fl/marion/. Marion is the 14th Florida county to join the plan. Other Florida counties in the program include Baker, Charlotte, Collier, Dixie, Hardee, Hernando, Highlands, Lee, Polk, Putnam, Sarasota, Seminole and St. Lucie. County joins prescription drug card plan PHOTOS BY MIKE ROPPELScouts build new pavilion Boy Scout John McCurdy, and Jim Salmon, Troop 707s charter rep, are on a huge timber beam while John is being instructed on how to complete the nailing pattern on a hurricane tiedown used to hold the pre-engineered trusses for a 30 X 45 foot covered pavilion the scouts are building for Ocala West United Methodist Church. Below, sawing the plywood is Mike Taylor, Scouts are Austin Taylor and Dillon Taylor, with Carol McCurdy in the background, PHOTO BY JIM CLARKNo passengers, no injuries A Marion Transit Services bus knocked over a street sign on Southwest 95th Circle and 93rd Court Road last week. A car driven by Erica Lee Harvey of Crystal River tried to cross 95th Circle from Walmart to the road between Chilis and the car wash, and was struck by the bus, which then hit a car waiting at the stop sign. Harvey was charged with violation of right of way. The Sheriffs Citizens Academy and Partnership (CAP) program will be a free educational course about the operations of the Marion County Sheriffs Office. This 14-week course will meet weekly and highlight all units within the Sheriffs Office, giving citizens an in-depth understanding of what the agency is doing for the community. Each week will focus on a different aspect of the agency, personnel, equipment, policies, procedures and overall function. Students will have an opportunity to view specialty unit equipment, hear from experts in the field of law enforcement, investigations, corrections and prosecution. After graduation, students will be offered an exclusive chance to obtain their concealed weapons license through a firearms safety course instructed by Sheriff Chris Blair. The class will be offered at two locations. The Marion County Sheriffs Office will host a TuesSheriffs Citizens Academy signing up PLEASESEESHERIFF PAGE3 Burglary suspects arrestedOn Feb. 26, officers of the Marion County Sheriffs Office responded to a kick-in burglary that just occurred at 15511 S.W. 38th Place. A bulletin was issued for three black males in a maroon minivan with a partial tag number. A deputy almost immediately spotted a maroon Chevy SUV eastbound on State Road 40. When he turned around, the driver began passing cars and clothing began coming out of the windows. A stop was initiated in the 12000 block of SR 40 West and three suspects were arrested. According to the Sheriffs Office, it appears stolen property was in the vehicle from a previous burglary. A mask and gloves were discarded out of the window. Two of the defendants were on probation for burglary. Arrested were Matthew Wilkerson, 21; Lashad Williams, 21, and Christopher Williams, 25. Symphony starts push for city auditoriumThe Ocala Symphony Orchestra kicks off its fundraising efforts for transforming the City Auditorium located at Tuscawilla Park on Tuesday, March 5 at 9 a.m. At the time of the event located at 829 N.E. Sanchez Ave., the OSO will make a huge announcement which will launch this one-time dream into reality for the growing arts community in Ocala / Marion County. In January, the City Council approved a Memorandum of Understanding between the OSO and the City of Ocala, for commencing lease negotiations on the City Auditorium, a building which has been vacant for many years; many locals hold strong sentimental value for this building and its deep roots in Ocalas history. OSO Music Director, Matthew Wardell, says, We believe that this building has the potential to become a real beaPLEASESEEPUSH PAGE3 000E249 000E4T5 SEE PAGE 9 Your Unwanted Jewelry Could Be Worth Lots of Money!

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Friday, March 1, 2013 ~ 27 www.smcitizen.com 2 ~ Friday, March 1, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Celebrating marriage Joy Lutheran Church recently honored 42 couples, or 20 percent of the congregation, for being married more than 50 years. Above a group is shown with Pastor Edwad Holloway Jr., and at the right Holloway is shown with Georgeina and Gerard Abraham, who have been married the longest, 74 years. The Southwest Florida Water Management District is now on Pinterest. The social media page, found at Pinterest.com/SWFWMD marks the Districts continued expansion into the growing world of social media. Pinterest is an information-sharing website designed like a virtual bulletin board. Users can pin links to boards, manage themed collections of information and share with others. Pinterest is the third most popular social media site behind Facebook and Twitter. The Districts Pinterest page will launch with eight boards featuring recreation information, one of the most popular areas of the Districts website. Through the Pinterest page, users can peruse their favorite District lands; gather information on species or save facts about popular recreational activities. Additional boards will continue to be added over time. Other planned boards include topics on water conservation, educational resources and District publications. The purpose of the Districts Pinterest page is to provide another interactive resource of information for the public and direct people to WaterMatters.org. More and more people are using social media to get news and information, said Michele Sager, who manages the Districts social media sites. This is the next logical step to serving the public through a platform that delivers timely, interactive information in a user-friendly format. Pinterest joins the Districts other fast-growing social media channels: Twitter.com/SWFWMD for the Districts latest news. Facebook.com/WaterMatters for a collection of District events, hot topics and related information. YouTube.comWaterMattersTV for a collection of District-produced videos. Water district adds social media site Charity golf outing at Candler Hills on March 22A charity golf outing disguised as a tournament between players of On Top of the World and New Jerseys Westlake Golf and Country Club takes place on Fri., March 22, at Candler Hills Golf Club. Proceeds from the event benefit Hospice of Marion County and OTOW Lions Club Canine Companions. Registration opens at 11:30 a.m. followed by a putting contest before the shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. The day concludes with entertainment, a luau buffet, awards and prizes. Individual registration is $75; foursome is $280; $45 for OTOW Golf members; $28 for dinner only. 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Friday, March 1, 2013 ~ 3 www.smcitizen.com 26 ~ Friday, March 1, 2013 www.smcitizen.com M a n i c u r e / Manicure/ P e d i c u r e Pedicure C o l o r C u t Color, Cut & S t y l e & Style $ 2 7 $ 27 $ 6 1 $ 61 8 2 9 6 S W 1 0 3 r d S t R d 3 5 2 2 3 7 3 6 7 6 M o n d a y F r i d a y 9 5 S a t u r d a y 9 4 W a l k I n s W e l c o m e M i l l e n n i u m H a i r S a l o n A Certified Goldwell Color Salon Must present coupon. Expires 3/7/13 Must present coupon. Expires 3/7/13 Must present coupon. Expires 3/7/13 000E6L7 H a i r c u t s Haircuts $ 1 8 $ 18 Somebody else wants it! Got something special you no longer use? Sell it in the Classifieds. It may be just the perfect item to fill somebody elses need. TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403 Todays New Ads OPEN HOUSE On Top of The WorldSun, March 10 12 to 3pm MUST SEE !! Agusta Model Villa End Unit, New A/C & Appl. 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Day, weekend and overnight shifts available. Join our special team of CAREGivers today. 352-622-5936 Lic. #HCS229393 OPEN HOUSE On Top of The WorldSun, March 10 12 to 3pm MUST SEE !! Agusta Model Villa End Unit, New A/C & Appl. Fully Furn. $76,500 9020A SW 93rd Ln, 2nd right after the gate, left on 93rd ln. 352-854-0449 A-1 LADY BUYER! Buying Old Costume Jewelry, Anything of Value,26 years in Area352-344-3809 FELLOWSHIP AREA-country setting. 3Br 2Ba DW, CHA. Includes range & frig. $700mo + sec dep $700 No pets 352-577-2531 BEAUTYSALON FOR SALE SW SR 200 area call for details 352-895-8425 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. OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY March 3rd 1-4PM 9460 D. SW 84th Terr BEAUTIFUL VILLA with split bedroom plan and cathedral ceilings. Updatedd everything $57,500. Fully Furnished SHOW AD AT MAIN GATE 1st right after gate, right at circle 2nd Left (352) 620-4467 OCALA Marion Landing, 55+ Community, 3/2/2 15x30ft inground pool w/waterfall, call for appt 352-873-2725 3/2 pool home on 10 acres w/ FP, zoned agriculture, walk to all schools. $179,900 (727) 528-2803 or 727-698-0723 WE BUYRVS, TRAVELTRAILERS, 5TH WHEELS, MOTOR HOMES Call US 352-201-6945 BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID-$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID-$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 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 AUTO SWAP/ Corral CAR Show Sumter County Fairgrounds SUMTER SWAPMEETS SUN. MAR 3, 1-800-438-8559 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 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! $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. LANDINGCONTINUED FROM PAGE 24 Friday, March 1: fish or shrimp dinner, 5-7 p.m., Solid Gold Entertainment 6-10 p.m. Saturday, March 2: Roast beef dinner with mashed potato and gravy 5-7 p.m. Kenny Jackson karaoke 6-10 p.m. Sunday, March 3: District meeting at Ocala Forest 1 p.m., Food Specials, 1-5 p.m. Bar Bingo 3-5 p.m. Monday, March 4: Coney Dogs noon-3 p.m. Tuesday, March 5: Dart League 5:45 9 p.m., food specials 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 6: Membership appreciation 3-5 p.m. Thursday, March 7: Open darts 5p.m.-shuffleboard 7 p.m. Friday, March 8: fish or shrimp dinner, 5-7 p.m., Entertainment by Tim Roberson karaoke 6-10 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 Lodge activities Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com THE GOOD HOUSE By Ann Leary Heres how this recently released novel begins: I can walk through a house and know more about its occupants than a psychiatrist could after a year of sessions. The narrator is sixtyish real estate woman Hildy Good whose poking into bedrooms and cupboards makes her something of a psychic in her small seaside New England town. Unfortunately, she knows less about herself. A few years earlier her daughters surprised her with an intervention about her drinking. Hildy had read Betty Fords biography and agreed with her that its useless to protest that youre not a drunk once other people say you are. Still, she puts on a front and does her drinking on the sly in some hilarious ways. You see, shes a woman who will not give up on life and love even though her husband left her for another man. The book follows Learys protagonist through an eventful year in which she befriends a newcomer to the town, beautiful Rebecca McAllister, a restless young wife and mother of two. Hildy also resurrects a youthful romance with an unlikely lover the local garbage man. Its impossible not to like Hildy, whos funny, caring, and perceptive even though she has a problem facing the truth about herself. In a classic scene of denial, shes returning home from a party wheres shes managed to sneak a number of drinks in the hosts kitchen: It took me a good forty-five minutes to drive home. I drove slowly. But I was in such a cheerful mood. Tonight had confirmed for me something that I had thought for some time. I was better company when I drank. The girls thought my drinking was harmful. Well, tonight I had proven the opposite. It was helpful. Everybody had a better time when I drank. Although the novel delves into the well-worn realms of love, loyalty, and guilt, it does so with a twist. Hildys powers of observation foretell a mystery and a tragedy. The reader is drawn into this great little story from the get-go. And one of the minor pleasures of the book is Learys digression about horses. Recommended. Character cant face truth about herself Bookmark Pat Wellington day evening class from 6 to 8 p.m. beginning March 5. The class will be held at MCSO Central Operations, 3300 N.W. 10th St., Ocala in the Multipurpose Conference Room. To register for the class held at MCSO, contact Carolyn Fender at 352-368-3551 or CFender@marionso.com. All students must complete the application form found on marionso.com. On Top of the World will host a class on Thursday mornings from 9 to 11 a.m. beginning on March 7 at its Master the Possibilities learning center. Registration for OTOW classes must be done through Master the Possibilities by calling 352-854-3699 or online at MasterThePossibilities.com. SHERIFF CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 con for economic and artistic energy in our downtown community, and added, We are completely committed to this project and believe strongly in the positive quality-of-life aspects it will immediately bring to our area. The event is open to the community. Community leaders, past and present, patrons, OSO board members and staff will attend the event. The Ocala Symphony Orchestra is Marion Countys premier cultural arts organization. Founded in 1975, the orchestra averages a dozen concerts throughout the PUSH CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 year in front of nearly 10.000 area citizens. Its mission is to play the highest caliber music that is performed by skilled musicians under the dynamic leadership of a brilliant and energetic music director Matthew Wardell. J a s m i n e P l a z a 3 5 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 Jasmine Plaza 352-401-0001 6 1 6 0 S W S R 2 0 0 U n i t 1 0 4 O c a l a F l o r i d a 3 4 4 7 6 6160 SW SR 200 Unit 104 Ocala, Florida 34476 S T O R E H O U R S : T U E S F R I 1 0 5 S A T 1 0 2 STORE HOURS: TUES.-FRI. 10-5 SAT. 10-2 Readers Choice Winner Jewelry Store 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 www.jandjjewelersocala.com 000E5CE All repairs done on premises. B ATTERIES $ 8 00 + tax Affordable New Affordable New & Estate Jewelry & Estate Jewelry 000E0RO 00075X7 Clip and Save Clip and Save Clip and Save Clip and Save Grandfather Clock 352-873-7587 GRANDFATHER CLOCK REPAIR Service and repairs 43 years full time experience Specializing in floor clocks. In Florida Jan., Feb., Mar., April (In Pennsylvania the other months) 0 0 0 D P 6 G Income Tax Preparation! Electronic Filing Lowest Price Guaranteed ALL STATE RETURNS 000DPB0 Gene Hester/Raymond James Call Gene Hester Today 237-5330 6160 SW St. Rd. 200, Suite 111, Ocala, FL Jasmine Plaza DIREC TAX Services, Inc. Representing Ocala area residents for over 40 years The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements Before you decide, ask us to send free written information about our qualifications and experience. 237-9225 W.E. BISHO P J R. Attorney At Law Admitted to the Florida Bar in 1965 ESTATE PLANNING WILLS TRUSTS and PROBATE REAL ESTATE CORPORATIONS 7743 S.W. S.R. 200 Next to the Mulch & Stone Emporium 000DLT6

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Friday, March 1, 2013 ~ 25 www.smcitizen.com 4 ~ Friday, March 1, 2013 www.smcitizen.com SOUTH MARION Citizen The South Marion Citizen is a free community newspaper covering news of communities in southwest Marion County including Oak Run, Pine Run, Palm Cay, On Top of the World, Kingsland Country Estates, Countryside Farms, Marion Landing, Majestic Oaks, Hidden Lake, Woods and Meadows Estates, Paddock Farms, Saddle Oak Club, Deer Creek, Cherrywood Estates, Hardwood Trails, Candler Hills, Country Oaks, and Harvest Meadows, among others. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Citizen: If your community is listed above and the Citizen is not delivered to your home and you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 200 Corridor, call 854-3986CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481 Editor Jim Clark Circulation Barbara Jaggers Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean and Kristy Kaigan General Manager John Provost Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Deadline for classified ads :Deadline for display advertising : Tuesday 4 p.m. before publicationMonday 5 p.m. before publication READER SERVICES I want to get news in the Citizen. Call editor Jim Clark at 352-854-3986 or send by e-mail to editor@smcitizen.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Citizenoffice in Kingsland Plaza. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Member of the Community Papers of Florida Friday, March 1 World Day of PrayerChurch Women Uniteds World Day of Prayer will be held on Friday, March 1, at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 7171 State Road 200 in the Blair Stewart Enrichment Center. Refreshments will be served beginning at 9:30 a.m. The program will start at 10 with a theme of I Was A Stranger, and You Welcomed Me. This event is open to the public and all are welcomed. Although not required, donations for the Domestic Violence Sexual Abuse Center will be accepted. For more information phone Judy, 352629-3434. Saturday, March 2 Palm Cay garage salesCommunity-wide garage sales will be held at Palm Cay on Saturday, March 2, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The gates will be open to the public. A hot dog lunch will be available at the Oasis fro a nominal fee. Palm Cay is on State Road 200 just two blocks west of 103rd Street Road.Chess club to meet The chess club that formed at the Freedom Public Library meets the first Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grab your board and chess pieces and come on down. Interested persons are invited to attend for a rousing game of chess. Its your move! For more information, call Ron at 352-873-2276. Historical Novel group to meet The Florida Chapter of the Historical Novel Society will meet on Saturday, March 2, in the Community Room of the Central Ridge Library, 425 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Beverly Hills. The business meeting begins at 1 p.m. and the program starts at 1:30 p.m. Carol Megge will present a program titled, How to Start Writing a Historical Novel, in which she will guide us through five decision-making steps starting with the setting of the novel, including time and place. Step two concerns doing research to acquire knowledge about the chosen setting. Step 3 is determining the genre of the novel and Step 4 relates to choosing the gender and age of the main characters. Step 5 deals with the inciting incident. Megge will have handouts available at the meeting. This is sure to be an interesting and informative program for writers embarking on a new adventure. If there is time, President Joyce Moore will lead a follow-up discussion of Rick Seymours February program that explored the twelve stages of The Heros Journey. FCHNS meets at 1 p.m. on the first Saturday of every month in the Community Room of the Central Ridge Library. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information call Marian Fox 2352-726-0162 or visit our website www.fchns.org.Tuesday, March 5 Luncheon at Our RedeemerThe Parish Health Ministry team at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 5200 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala, is having its Original Food for Thought luncheon on Tuesday, March 5, at 11:30 a.m. The presentation is open to the community with a lunch provided prior to the seminar. Presented by Riadh Fakhoury, CD, the topic is titled Physical Stress and its causes and effects on the body and the mind, For reservations, please call 352-368-4028.Thursday, March 7 Mountain Mission School concert Forty-five teenagers from Grundy, Virginia, make up this traveling concert choir that has appeared nationally and internationally in settings such as the USA Christian Conventions, churches, Disney World, Opryland, Wolf Trap Park, the lighting of our national Capitol Holiday Tree plus Canada, England, Austria and France. When leaving this energetic concert, audience members find themselves humming a favorite tune. Admission is free; a love offering will be taken. The event is March 7, 6 p.m. at Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, www.ccomc.org/.Saturday, March 9 Mens breakfast at Ocala WestOcala West United Methodist Church will hold a mens community wide breakfast on Saturday, March 9, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., with all you care to eat for $5. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St., Ocala.Concert at First CongregationalThe Southern Express 18-piece Big Band will be performing at First Congregational United Church of Christ on Saturday, March 9 at 6 p.m. This is a fundraiser for the church; tickets are $10 and are available at the church office, 7171 SW State Road 200, 352-237-3035 or contact Dave at 352-867-7967. Refreshments will be available at intermission. Gracefully adjusting A talk on gracefully adjusting to later years with happiness and enthusiasm will be presented at Vitalize, at Market Street on State Road 200, on Saturday, March 9 at 9 a.m. For further information, call Cara at 352-509-6839. The event is free and open to the public. Concert at Marion Landing The Landing Lites will present a Pops Concert on Saturday, March 9 at 7 p.m. The chorus is performing a number of hits from Broadway Musicals and Movies. Also featured are Tenor Soloist Joseph McMillan and trumpeter Pete Axson. Tickets are $5 and will be sold at the door.Vendors sought at thrift storeVendors can rent a space for a church sale at the Crossroad thrift store, near West Port High School, 7355 S.W. 38th St., Ocala. The sale will be Saturday, March 9, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Spaces, the size of two parking spaces, are $10. To reserve a spot, call 352-509-4141.Womens Spring BreakJoin the Womens Ministry at the annual Womens Spring Break event, Is the Power Back On?. Guest speaker will be Gaye Martin. Special Sessions: Card Making (Make and Take Class), Quilt Making (Demostration), Bible Study and Devotion (How To). Continental Breakfast Lunch Door Prizes Childcare available. Saturday, March 9, 9 a.m. This is a free event for all women; a freewill offering will be taken for the guest speaker. Registration required (early bird registration by Feb. 24 and your name will be entered for an Olive Garden gift card). Contact Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, www.ccomc.org/. Sunday, March 10 Dramatist at Nazarene Church Professional dramatist Chuck Neighbors will be performing his one-man drama, In His Steps, at Ocala West Church of the Nazarene (5884 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala on March 10 at 10:30 a.m. In His Steps is an adaptation of Charles Sheldons Classic novel, which has sold millions of copies and is ranked as one of the best-selling books of all time. It is the story of a group of Christians who revolutionize their community when they dedicate themselves to live by one simple code: What would Jesus do? All are invited to attend and be challenged by this unique story presentation.Marion Chamber Music Society concert Last years Ocala Symphony Orchestra Concerto competition winner Julia Lee is the featured performer for the March 10 Marion Chamber Music Society concert. Julia will be joined by her mother, concert pianist Hee Jung Kang, and her sister, Sophia Lee on flute. Julia was also the 12 and under winner of the 2012 Concerto Competition at Carnegie Hall. The MCMS concert is at 3 p.m. at Queen of Peace Church, 6455 S.W. State Raod 200, Ocala. For more information call 352-867-1340 or visit our web: www.marionchambermusic.com. The concert is free to the public. Community calendar BY ANDREW CRANE Adapting to a new bodily feeling and letting go of how it used to be is to live in the present. Rather than wanting things to be as they were, when you live in the now, you understand that the old feeling or activity is over and there is a new way of being/feeling. When you adapt to the inevitable changes in life, you are more at ease and content. Often our problems come from preconceived ideas. When we let go of these rigid beliefs and concepts, we open ourselves to a new way of thinking and can be more peaceful and joyful. Essentially, we have to clear out the cobwebs in the mind cultivate a vacant mind. Stop thinking so much and eliminate "what if." Only God knows what the future will bring, so stay present and let go of worry. We can calculate all we want, but the bottom line is that nobody can predict the future. We tend to think that because a person has a lot of education (doctors, financial advisers, etc.), they know more than we do. And if they happen to be right once, we think they are experts! Nobody can boast of a record of predicting anything over and over again. So, wake up and realize that you are the expert about you. Listen to the signals you receive from your body, pay attention, and act from your heart or gut. Self-confidence is your best friend. Know and believe that you will make the right decision and leave the rest to God, because everything happens exactly as it's supposed to. Every thing will be all right in the end, and if it's not all right, it's not the end! This article is written by Yogi Andrew Crane. He is living yoga and can be reached at 352-854-7950. The secret of successful aging Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com PHOTO BY MIKE ROPPELPinewood Derby On Feb. 23, Cub Pack 707 had its annual Pinewood Derby. The cars are built by the Cubs from kits purchased from BSA. The finished cars must meet weight and size requirements set by BSA. The young men can paint and or pinstripe the cars to their desire. Several heats are run to determine the Pack winner who will race again at the Marion District race at Honda of Ocala against the other packs winners. Soda chips, and hot dogs were available for purchase while watching the race. For more information about Pack or Troop 707 contact Jim or Stephanie Salmon at 352-843-0093. In the photo, Pack 707 Webelos Scout Justin Atwood and the new Assistant Cubmaster Dennis Dauphinais are watching the Pinewood Derby cars for the next race heat. Daytona 500 is nothing when you see these cars run! In a day when every dollar counts, 18 Marion County public schools appreciate financial recognition for their academic success. Eighteen schools will split more than $1.2 million in School Recognition Dollars based on their students performance on the 2012 FCAT (Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test). Schools earn just over $93 per full-time student if they maintain their A grade or improve their grade at least one letter over last year. This years elementary recipient schools and awards include: Hammett Bowen Jr. ($75,841), and Saddlewood ($69,111). This years three high school recipients include: Francis Marion Military Academy ($16,217), Lake Weir High ($149,766), and West Port High ($201,047). This years total amount to Marion County public schools is $1,235,050. Schools get $$$ 000E6GN 000E4EY Visit Us Before You Make Your Move New a nd Pre-Owned Homes For Sale a nd For Lease HWY. 27 NORTH ON 44TH AVE 1/2 MILE ON RIGHT John M. 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Friday, March 1, 2013 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 24 ~ Friday, March 1, 2013 www.smcitizen.com 000E76D 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!!! HOT TOPICS AT THE BRIDGE Tues., March 5th @ 2:30 PM THE ALTER G: ANTI-GRAVITY TREADMILL FREE trial runs provided by Life Care Center. Presented by Paul Thompson, Rehabilitation Services Manager with Life Care Center of Ocala Tues., March 12th @ 2:30 PM HAVE YOU BEEN FALLING? Test your balance and work on your coordination with The Biodex Balance Machine. Presented by the Physical Therapy Department at Life Care Center of Ocala the early 1900s and illustrates the ordeal one family with five sisters endures when, traditionally, the eldest sister must be the first to marry. Written and directed by Donna Taylor, Little Theatre shows are always a favorite. Tickets are $3 each and are available at Tuesday Socials and in the Activities Office during regular ticket sale hours. Games Party a successThe Games Party, sponsored by our Sunshine Committee, brought 126 residents to the Lifestyle Center on Wednesday, Feb. 20, for an afternoon of fun. It began with lunch, and then participants broke into pre-determined groups to play cards and games such as Hand and Foot, Bridge, Pinochle, Mah Jongg, Bunko, Rummikub and Dominoes, to name a few. Chaired by Lois Norris and co-chaired by Janice Wood, LANDINGCONTINUED FROM PAGE 23 the party was a great success. It takes a lot of time and energy from a lot of people to put on this type of event, and we will acknowledge these volunteers in our next column. But every one of them is sure to say Its worth it! And thats what makes Marion Landing a wonderful place to live. Sunday KaraokeDo you like to sing? Come down to the Lifestyle Center on Sunday afternoon at 2 for a couple of hours of fun singing Karaoke. As long as theres interest, well continue Karaoke each Sunday at 2 p.m., unless another special event is planned. Sit and Be Fit Were now in the second phase of our Sit and Be Fit video exercise class. Participants meet in the Lifestyle Center at 10 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Each workout is 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. Workouts are rotated every four to six weeks to keep the exercises fresh and new, and we complete two half-hour classes in each session. You may join in at any time and participate as long as you like. Come one day, two or all three days. It is suggested that you bring a towel with you to the class, light weights 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 YogaOur Gentle Yoga class meets each Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Great Room and is led by fitness instructor Mary Pat Giffin. You can improve your physical, spiritual and mental well-being by practicing the ancient art of Yoga. The class is modified to accommodate the fitness level of the participants, with some poses done standing, seated or on a mat. Emphasis is placed on proper breathing and form. If youd like to give Yoga a try, please sign up on the sheet hanging on the Activity Wall in the Lifestyle Center. The cost is $5 per class, payable to the instructor at the class. 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 reservation and is non-refundable. This trip will sell out, so make your reservation early. Travel to the Sonntag 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, nakedand unfamiliargirl in bed beside him. 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San Tropez model, 3/2.5/2, nice size lot, cherry cabinets, Corian counters, fans in every room, master bath with tub and shower, closets galore! If youre picky, pick this one! $179,500 MLS#385626 The Serago-Lane Team Lou Serago 804-0159 SPACIOUS AND PRIVATE! 3/2/2 WITH A POOL TOO! Lexington model with a pool! Backs up to the Preserve. Open floor plan, updated kitchen, pool is solar-heated and has new decking and screened cage! Now this is Florida living! $174,900 MLS#379954 John Kapioski 208-1635 UPDATED AND REMODELED Expanded Savannah. NEW roof in 2005, NEW A/C 2010. Large 16x10 expanded family room, 26x10 outdoor patio, ALL NEW APPLIANCES! Exp. kitchen counters/cabinets. $92,000 MLS#382652 John Kapioski 208-1635 PRIVATE BACKYARD! CAPISTRANO MODEL MAKE OFFER RECEIVE BONUS! Candler Hills Home LIKE NEW! Unpack your things and MOVE RIGHT IN! Contact me about the special bonus! $129,900 MLS#379811 Patty Dougherty 502-3096 SNOWBIRDS THIS IS YOUR PERFECT RETREAT! FUSSY? Come see this one! 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Friday, March 1, 2013 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com 6 ~ Friday, March 1, 2013 www.smcitizen.com T he Landing Lites will perform their spring Pops Concert on Saturday, March 9, at 7 p.m. in the Lifestyle Center. The 40-member Marion Landing resident chorus will be singing 11 great 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. 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 easily 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. Community Yard Sale The Marion Landing Community Yard Sale is scheduled for March 30 and will be held from 8 a.m. to noon in the Lifestyle Center parking lot. The public is welcome, and there will be lots of treasures for you to find. Residents: this is your opportunity to clean up, clean out, and sell your unwanted items to the public. Parking spots/tables will be sold to residents on a first come, first served basis on Wednesday, March 20, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Lifestyle Center. More details are in the March Communicator and will be announced at Tuesday morning Socials. Little Theatre showMarion Landing Little Theatre will present their spring production, Wedding Belles, on Saturday, March 23, at 7 p.m. This light-hearted comedy is set in Landing Lites concert March 9 in the Lifestyle Center Marion Landing Diane Bress PHOTO BY DIANE BRESSMarion Landing residents begin the games at the Feb. 20 Games Party. PHOTO BY DIANE BRESSReady to welcome participants to the Marion Landing Games Party are (right to left) Event Chair Lois Norris, Co-Chair Janice Wood, and volunteers Mary Jo Eggers and Pat Smith. PLEASESEELANDING PAGE24 Tuesday, March 12 Charity pro-am at Ocala OpenA charity pro-am event kicks off the Ocala Open on Tuesday, March 12, at Candler Hills Golf Club. Proceeds from the event benefit Hospice of Marion County and Interfaith Emergency Services. Start the day with breakfast, then select a tee gift at the Nike tent. Participants will warm-up next to pros who will be vying for Ocala Open honors; play golf with a pro and get a few pointers on your own game. The day concludes with the Champions Roundup Barbecue and Awards Luncheon. For more information, call 352-861-9712.Wednesday, March 13 Tom Shelton concert scheduledGospel Musician Thomas Shelton, member of Whos Who in American Music, is internationally known and has appeared in the United States and 11 other countries. He presents his vocal concert on Wednesday, March 13, 7 p.m. Admission is free; a love offering will be taken. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, www.ccomc.org/. Friday, March 15 3-day Woods and Meadow saleWoods and Meadows will have its community sale (there are 155 homes in the community) on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 15-17, starting at 8 a.m. For information, call 352-509-4141. Woods and Meadows is off 103rd Street Road, east of 80th Avenue. Follow the signs each house will have signs posted. Vendors wanted for Spring ExpoBusiness owners are invited to set up booths at the Spring Expo sponsored by the West Marion Business Association on Friday, March 15. The Spring Expo is from noon to 5 p.m .at the Circle Square Commons Cultural Center. Booths are available on a first come, first serve basis and cost from $100 to $175. Electric is available. Reserve your booth space, or learn more, by visiting our website at, westmba.com or contacting Erin Jones, eajones@brickcitytitle.net, 352-274-3511. Saturday, March 16 OCala St. Patricks Day eventThe 11th annual OCalas St. Patricks Day will take place on the downtown Square on Saturday, March 16, from 4 to 9 p.m. Entertainment this year will include many great Irish dance groups and two great bands! An Triur will perform a very traditional Irish sound that will make you feel like you are feeling the breeze just atop the Emerald Isle. The main performers for the evening, the band that will get your Irish blood flowing is Seven Nations! There will be plenty of food to enjoy including corn beef sandwiches and corn beef and cabbage! There will be arts and crafts vendors providing all kinds of unique items of your interest. Fun games and activities for children and adults including the face painting, arts and crafts, dunk tank, jousting stands and Bounce House! The dunk tank will be held as a charitable attraction, so make sure to make someone get soaked! Celtic Celebration at OTOW Come join the party as the Circle Square Commons Town Square gets green for a Celtic Celebration! Enjoy live entertainment by The Blarney Stones as they perform traditional songs from Ireland, nostalgic banter and hilarious jokes. Also performing will be the talented Hogan School of Irish Dance who will wow! you with contemporary and traditional dance performances. Join us for this free event on Saturday, March 16 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Circle Square Commons Town Square, 8409 S.W. 80th St., Ocala. For more information call 352-854-3670 or visit our website: www.CircleSquareCommons.comDunnellon Knights hold dance The Knights of Columbus, Council 8510 will host its annual St. Patricks Day Dinner Dance on March 16. The dance is open to all of Irish descent and those who wish to be Irish for just an evening of fun and frolic. The dance will be held in the parish hall of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church located at 7525 U.S. Highway 41 in Dunnellon. It will feature corned beef and cabbage, potato and carrots, Irish soda bread and an awesome dessert table and cash bar. Happy hour begins at 5:30 p.m. with dinner served at 6:30. Music will be provided by Joe Koos with dancing until 10. 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(352) 622-9007 Call Today For Appointment Providing Comprehensive Healthcare For The Entire Family Monday Friday 8 A M 5 P M Christine A. Kogoy P.A.-C 2118 SW 20th PL Suite 102, Ocala 34471 (Off of SW 19th Ave. Rd.) BCBS, Blue Options, Cigna, United Health Care, Aetna, Tricare, Medicare and most insurances accepted/billed. Dr. James John Wisdo, D.O. www.wisdofamilymedicine.com 000DZPL 7201 SW Hwy. 200 Ocala (352) 629-0900 (4 miles west of I-75, just before Lowes) (4 miles west of I-75, just before Lowes) (352) 629-0900 Other locations throughout the southeast 7201 SW Hwy. 200 Ocala GREAT FINANCING ON EZ-GO CARTS! GOLF CARS STARTING AT $1,995 WHAT BATTERY A RE Y OU L OOKING F OR ??? 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One Chair Cleaned FREE Sofa & Love Seat $ 65 Dryer & Vent Cleaning Specia l $ 50 25 Years Carpet Cleaning 3 Room Minimum $ 15 Per Room Most Cars Complete Service Top Off Fluids Check Air Pressure In Tires Inspect Belts 7 Hoses Must present coupon. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 3/8/13 Lube-Oil-Filter FREE TIRE ROTATION With Oil Change $ 21 95 Up to 5 qts. oil, 5W30 or 15W40 200 Store. Must present coupon. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 3/8/13 Starting At $79.95 $ 10 OFF 4 Wheel Alignment Parts Extra Yes WE can align that! Must present coupon. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 3/8/13 Most Cars. Must present coupon. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 3/8/13 Cooling Service $ 39 95 Drain & Fill Radiator Inspect Hoses and Water Pump Includes 1 Gallon Antifreeze CV Axles $ 149 95 Per Side Starting At Most Cars. Pine Ave. Store. Must present coupon. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 3/8/13 Exhaust Mufflers $ 79 95 Installed Starting At T EE P EE T IRE & BUDGET MUFFLER Family Owned And Operated Certified Techs Est. 1990 SR 200 & 91st Ave. 237-5599 2040 N. Pine Ave. 622-0075 WE KNOW TIRES DARE TO COMPARE 000E3MG Must present coupon. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 3/8/13 Basic A/C Check $ 21 95 000E5RE W i s d o Family Medicine Wisdo is Welcoming NEW PATIENTS! (352) 622-9007 Call Today For Appointment Providing Comprehensive Healthcare For The Entire Family Monday Friday 8 A M 5 P M Christine A. Kogoy P.A.-C 2118 SW 20th PL Suite 102, Ocala 34471 (Off of SW 19th Ave. Rd.) BCBS, Blue Options, Cigna, United Health Care, Aetna, Tricare, Medicare and most insurances accepted/billed. 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Best advice: Do it only after every detail is checked out to your liking. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your inventive mind should help you find a way to get around an apparently impassable barrier and make yourself heard. Your efforts get you noticed by the right people. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Youre enjoying this creative period. But by midweek, youll need to emphasize your more pragmatic talents as you consider a risky but potentially lucrative move. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) An unexpected rejection could turn into something positive if you pocket your pride and ask for advice on how you can make changes that will make the difference. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Your Lions heart gives you the courage to push for answers to a job-related situation. Stay with it. Youll soon find more believers coming out the ranks of the doubters. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Your curiosity pays off this week as you push past the gossip to find the facts. What you ultimately discover could lead you to make some changes in your plans. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) A new sense of enthusiasm helps get you out of on-the-job doldrums and back into a productive phase. Family matters also benefit from your more positive attitude. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) A bit of nostalgia is fine. But dont stay back in the past too long or you might miss seeing the signpost up ahead pointing the way to a new opportunity. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) If you feel you need to take more time to study a situation before making a decision, do so. Dont let anyone push you into acting until youre ready. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) As the Great Advice Giver, the Goat really shines this week as family and friends seek your wisdom. Someone especially close to you might make a request. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Spiritual concerns dominate part of the week before more worldly matters demand your attention. An old promise resurfaces with some surprises attached. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Youre in a highly productive period and are eager to finish all the projects youve taken on. But dont let yourself get swamped. Take a breather now and again. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a gift for learning new things quickly and applying your knowledge to best advantage where needed. Saturday, March 16 Loo k ing f or ven d or s Come join us on March 16 at Oak Runs annual Plant Sale and Craft Show. There are tables available inside the Orchid Club for $15 per table. The show will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. We will have entertainment and food available. Please call Patricia Callahan 352-484-0895) or Sharon Cariglio 315-383-2138) for more information. Our proceeds are donated to CCF s Horticulture Scholarship program. Run w al k f or Unite d WayUnited Way of Marion Countys high school youth program is hosting a St. Patricks Day 5K run/walk on Saturday, March 16, at 8 a.m. downtown at Ocala City Hall to benefit the United Way. Entry fee is $20 before Monday, March 11 and $25 afterward. Race forms can be downloaded at www.uwmc.org or participants can register at Active.com. Sponsorships are still available. For more information, call Tina Banner at 352-732-9696. Wo m an s Club f a s hion s ho w, luncheon The GFWC Greater Ocala Womans Club will hold its spring fashion show and luncheon on Saturday, March 16, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Druid Hills United Methodist Church, Southeast 17th Street and Lake Weir Road, Ocala. Donation is $20. Proceeds go toward local charities. Fashions are provided by Belk. There is limited seating, so RSVP by March 8 to Charlene at 352-6224-2175 or Rosalie at 352-237-9509. Thursday, March 21 Air Force group to m eet The March meeting of the Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association (AFA) will be held on Thursday, March 21 at 7 p.m. at the Ocala Regional Airport Administration Building, 750 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. Guests are always welcome. For more information contact Mike Emig at 352-8548328. Friday, March 22 Lion s Club o ff er s ca s ino trip The Ocala 200 Lions Club is having a Seminole Hard Rock Casino trip on Friday, March 22. The bus will leave at 8 a.m. from the Winn-Dixie, old Porters store, parking lot on State Road 200, Ocala. The cost is $30 per person but each person is given a $30 casino reimbursement. Make checks payable to the Ocala 200 Lions Club. Reservation deadline is March 13. For more information call Diane Melnick, 352-8612730 or email her at, melnick8350@aol.com Saturday, March 23 Sa dd le Oa k Club yar d s ale The Saddle Oak Club will hold its annual yard sale on Saturday, March 23, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the development on State Road 200 across from Heath Brook The yard sale will be in the clubhouse and on clubhouse grounds by all the community residents. Breakfast will be served with sandwiches and coffee. Lunch will be soup and sandwiches. There will also be a bake sale. The event is open to the public. Saturday, April 6 S w a m p Fo x Spring Fling Calling all chili cooks and classic car owners! Francis Marion Military Academy is hosting The Swamp Fox Spring Fling on April 6, at the Ocala Shrine Club on 4301 S.E. Maricamp Road. Please visit www.swampfoxevents.com or call Charlie DeMenzes at 352-843-7790 for more information to sign up a chili team or enter a vehicle. 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Friday, March 1, 2013 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com www.smcitizen.com 8 ~ Friday, March 1, 2013 BY RICH LOWRY The least-plausible sentence in the English language is We know this works, when those words are spoken by President Barack Obama. He said them the other week in his State of the Union address about early-childhood education. President Obama called for universal preschool funded by the federal government in cooperation with the states. He cited study after study showing that investment in Pre-K pays for itself several times over by creating better outcomes for children. He said this about two months after the release of a devastating report on the ineffectiveness of the federal governments alreadyexisting $8 billion-a-year Pre-K program, Head Start. The study wasnt published by The Heritage Foundation. It was conducted by the Department of Health and Human Services, which presumably doesnt have a right-wing agenda or bristle with hostility toward children. Grover Whitehurst of the Brookings Institution calls the study one of the most ambitious, methodologically rigorous, and expensive federal program evaluations carried out in the last quarter century. The HHS study concluded that there were initial positive impacts from having access to Head Start, but by the end of 3rd grade there were very few impacts ... The few impacts that were found did not show a clear pattern of favorable or unfavorable impacts for children. One would have thought that an elaborate, state-of-the-art study of Head Start would have merited mention in a speech advocating expansion of Head Start-like programs. Instead, the president invoked study after study to create an impression of empirical certainty that, at the very least, doesnt exist. He said the experience of Oklahoma and Georgia with Pre-K is that it makes it more likely kids will go on to graduate high school, hold jobs and form stable families. Glenn Kessler, the fact-checker at The Washington Post, interviewed people close to the Oklahoma and Georgia programs, and they didnt know what the president was talking about. Believers in Pre-K usually cite the success of the Perry Preschool Project and the Abecedarian Project, widely heralded early-childhood education programs from the 1960s and the 1970s. But Grover Whitehurst notes what sets them apart: They were very small, lavishly funded, multiyear programs run by small teams of highly committed experts. The question is whether they can replicate them on a vast scale. The 40-year experience of Head Start, now serving 1 million children, says no. If the state of the research mattered to the president, he would be cautious rather than audacious in his Pre-K goals. He would focus on at-risk kids, who have the most to gain from Pre-K, rather than launching a new universal program. He would want more research on what does and doesnt work at the state level rather than declaring the question settled for all time. He would support incrementalism rather than a vast expansion on top of a failed Head Start. But he has an ideological commitment to an expansive government and an unshakable faith in its ability, given enough funding and the right rules and regulations, to overcome any obstacle. So impervious is his point of view to the evidence that even his own Department of Health and Human Services cant penetrate it.Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.(c) 2013 by King Features Synd., Inc. T he events of this past weekend emphasized to me that I wonder why people go to auto races and sit down low, but its not just for the reasons you might expect. True, the safety factor is there, especially after Saturdays crash in the Nationwide series race, which usually attracts only about a five-second mention on most sportscasts. But when you count the number of races and then count the incidents such as this, youll see how rare it is. To me, though, the ability to follow the race is more important. When you sit down low, the cars go flying by at 180 mph or better, almost a mere blip, and then theyre gone again for a while until they come around again. Meanwhile, the lead could have changed a couple of times, or there could have been an accident on the far reaches of the track that slow the cars down by the time they get to you. If I were going to a place like Daytona, Id want to sit high where I could see everything. Better still, stay home and watch it on television. If you know a lot about auto racing, mute the announcers and just watch the race while carrying on a conversation with those around you. If something happens, you can quickly unmute the TV. You know theyre going to show a replay a dozen times or so, anyway. Saturdays crash was devastating to a lot of people. Although none of the injuries was classified as life-threatening, you can imagine that the pain of injury will continue for a long time. For those who had a narrow escape, the thought of what might have happened will linger. Now the attention turns to prevention, as NASCAR looks to ways to protect the fans from the debris after a violent crash such as this one. Some have suggested an additional fence a few feet away from the existing one, but its already been pointed out that some fans might not like being moved further away from the track. Its worthy of note, however, that NASCAR has taken great pains over the years to make the cars safer for the drivers. In this case the focus has been, rightly so, on the spectators, as the engine and wheels of a car went flying into the grandstand. But consider the driver. This was a violent crash that literally sheared the car in two. Had the wheels and engine stayed on the track, we would have been praising the safety features that allowed the driver to climb out and walk away from the accident while parts of his vehicle were scattered all over. Im glad everyone will eventually be all right after this accident, but lets face reality. Accidents are why a lot of people tune in to auto racing in the first place. Theyll call it a dull race if there are no caution flags. As for me, Ill stay home and watch on TV. Theres no flying debris in my living room, and theres a pause button if I have to leave the room to prepare a snack. Jim Clark is the editor of the South Marion Citizen. PUBLISHER : GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Citizen The opinions expressed in South Marion Citizen editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns. Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 854-3986. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via email. 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. L ast week, the Marion County Commission voted 3-2 to reject the cuts in property taxes authorized by Florida Amendment 11, which passed with 61 percent of the vote last November. Newcomers Earl Arnett and David Moore voted for the cuts, while the three veterans of the commission, Kathy Bryant, Stan McClain and Carl Zalak vote no. Last year when the amendment was on the ballot, we recommended defeat, saying the effect would be minimal on the public if passed but would hurt the local tax base. We stand by that. The majority of the commissioners apparently agreed, saying, as we did last year, that the county and schools couldnt afford to take another hit on the taxes. Some of the objections to the countys decision have been vocal, almost to the point of being irrationally passionate. Some people fail to examine the issue more closely. They claim, loud and long, that the county is going against 61 percent of the voters in Florida. Actually, thats not correct. The county is doing exactly what the amendment authorized. Go back and read the amendment again and youll find it authorized county and city governments to vote on whether to grant the new exception, and thats exactly what the county did. The fact that some people dont like the way the county voted doesnt mean the county rejected what the voters of the state approved. The new proposed tax exception carries three stipulations. The first is that the home must be valued below $250,000. Well agree that applies to many homes in this area. The second sets an income threshold for the homeowner, There may be some people who fall into that category. The third condition, however, is the one that would make the rule difficult to follow in this area. The person receiving the exemption must have lived in the same house for 25 years. That means that, if you qualify on the other two rules, you must have moved into your house either in 1988 or before. Otherwise, you dont qualify. That, we expect, would eliminate a lot of people. So before everyone starts throwing stones, they should sit back and cool off. They may find that their protests are unnecessary. Being a county commissioner means making some tough decisions. In this recent vote, all five voted their conscience. You cant ask for much more than that. S UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Amendment 11 isnt for us Happy watching races on television The president doesnt know how this works READER OPINIONS INVITED Jim Clark Editor LETTER TO THE EDITOR Entitlements? We definitely need to get things straightened out with the correct meaning of how the word entitlement is used. Benefits such as Social Security are earned, workers compensation is earned, welfare is unearned, food stamps are unearned Medicare B is taken out of our Social Security, so it is earned. Medicaid is supposed to be for the poor people of this country not for illegal aliens. You cannot lump everything into one category. Medicaid fraud is out of control something needs to be done, just leave Medicare alone. Why would anyone want to get a job when you get more money on welfare, food stamps, WIC, SSD and unemployment and believe me they know how to work the system. People who come to this country legally are suppose to be able to get a job, learn the language and read and write to become citizens. Cant anyone see what is wrong here? Just what entitles these illegals to come here and reap the unearned entitlements that they are getting, free everything including health care. This country would empty out fast if we cut these unearned entitlements off. I am a citizen born and bred here and when I had my children I had to pay through the nose for them, I couldnt run to another country have them, not pay for it and then call them citizens and go back to my country. We have been giving this country away a little bit at a time and we are now just about bankrupt, does PLEASESEELETTER PAGE10 tickets yet? Tickets will be on sale inside donut drop-in on Saturday, March 9 from 9 to 11 a.m. (Note the ticket sales will be inside the Orchid Club auditorium during donut drop-in.) Just $21 gets $30 in free play and bus transportation including gratuity. The bus leaves promptly from the Palm Grove lot at 11:30 a.m. and departs the Hard Rock at 6:30 p.m. Call Adele at 352-8544963 for additional information. New York ClubJust a reminder that on March 27 well be having Prom Night 2 with music by The Sounds of Time. Tickets go on sale March 11 in the card room from 10 a.m. to noon. Check your cubby holes for more information. Proper attire is requested. Feel like the kings and queens of the ball. A sit-down dinner will be served but the caterer has not been confirmed at this time. If you have any questions please contact Jeannie (352-854-1172). On the agenda is a trip to Tampa Bay Downs on April 3. Check with Linda (352-362-8131) to see if any seats are available. Cost is $44 each. If you know of anyone in the club who would like kind word, please call Ginny (352-854-5120). An, dont forget your dues for 2013 of $6 each. Join this great club for lots of fun and camaraderie. If you have any suggestions for places to visit or themes for our dances please contact John McHale (352-362-3465). Laurel Oaks PartyThe famous Laurel Oaks St. Patricks Day party will be held on Wednesday, March 13, at the Orchid Club. Green and white carnations will grace each table with balloons floating overhead. A choice of four different styles of Irish party hats are available for each person. A beautiful green bead necklace with three shamrocks is presented to each of the ladies along with other surprises. Yes, there are beads for the gents as well. Everyone receives a green shamrock wrist bracelet! There will Irish tunes and more from the keyboard of Elaine Fitchpatrick. Top it off with a delicious corned beef and cabbage dinner. Bring the beverage of your choice. Join in the Irish trivia contest, sing along, 50/50 and other surprises! Yes, you could go home with the (possible) $5,000 door prize!! The best St. Patricks party in Ocala and only $12 per person! Check your cubby for the flyer. For more information call Paula at 352-237-4550. You will not want to miss this wonderful Laurel Oaks party!! Irish American Club Tickets for the St. Pattys dance are still available. Cost is $15 for members and $20 for guests. Please call Gloria Bartosik at 352-873-6989. The dance will be held on Thursday, March 14, at the Palm Grove Club. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The menu is corned beef and cabbage, stuffed chicken breast, mashed potatoes, carrots, dessert and coffee. Soda will be served. You may bring any other beverages of your choice. We want to thank all the new members, and the old members, for turning out for the membership drive and our St. Pattys dance. Your turnout has saved our club from closing. We have decided that our new theme song will now be Staying Alive. The next function for our club will be held on May 23. Tickets will be on sale on May 8. Our theme for this dance as well as the menu will be announced in the next bulletin. Stay tuned. Performing Arts Company The Odd CoupleIt takes more than some actors and a director to put on a stage play. There are generally more off-stage people involved than those on stage but the onstage people get the public acclaim. For the Performing Arts Companys Odd Couple we have 24 people working offstage and that doesnt include people such as ushers or those that load and unload the scenery that goes on stage. Madie Brown is our house manager, charged with getting seating set up, enlisting a large number of people to be ushers and training them, being responsible for getting the auditorium cleaned up after each show. JoAnn Veale and Sharon Opdkyke are our prop people. They venture out to the thrift stores or go begging and borrowing, looking for the numerous items needed on stage. We have as little as 45 seconds in some instances to make costume changes between acts and the people who make that happen are Sara Schmitt and Pat Dibartolo. Then we have Mary Koenig heading up the makeup department. You probably think those actors are just naturally good looking; in reality Mary makes them look that good. The list goes on and in future articles well touch on more of these miracle workers. Remaining tickets for the dinner theatre are limited; call Shari Weber at 352-8540116 for the few vacant tables. For the remaining shows, if you cant get to one of the public sales call Linda Noel at 352-873-9908. Oak Run TravelWe just have to brag a little. Our travelers who went to see Hooray For Hollywood have been calling to tell us how great the show was and that the food at the Blackwater Inn was phenomenal. Also received high-fives for the Buddy Holly Story. Seats at both shows were the best in the house they said. With this kind of response you better grab up the last few tickets remaining for the following three trips coming up soon. On Friday, March 15, we are going shopping at The Florida Mall, trip 17. As always, this trip is hosted by Della Blanchard, our shopping expert, who changed this from the original Brandon Mall as shown in the brochure to the Florida Mall. You can get your Easter shopping done early and also enjoy lunch at one of many restaurants. Cost is just $23 which includes the bus drivers trip. Call Della now! At Ed Fletchers Dinner Theatre on May 4 after enjoying a wonderful buffet you will see Over The River and Through The Woods (trip 23). This comedy is about a young man who wants to go off on his own but is stymied by grandparents on both sides of his Italian-American family. Call Emily and Paul Pike for information and tickets. Trip 24, Hard Rock Casino trip 3 of 2013, is on Wednesday, May 8. The bus leaves at 8 a.m. which allows us to return early like so many of you prefer to do. The cost of $22 per person includes the bus drivers tip. Call Valerie Oddo to get your seat and be sure you have your player number or drivers license to sign up for this trip. Royal Oaks Womens 18 Hole Golf Tuesday, Feb. 19, the game was David and Goliath. What? Only the 5 longest and the 4 shortest holes counted for the final score. And the winners were: 1st Flight 1st place, Nancy Lefebvre, 2nd place, Roseann Lavacca, 3rd place, Joanne Ellis; 2nd Flight 1st place, Sheila Adams, 2nd place, Donna Gwin, 3rd place, Joan OBrien, and tied for 4th were Dianna Love, Bette Johnson and Bea Terry; 3rd Flight 1st place, Patty Dougherty, 2nd place, Mary Kay Frandsen, 3rd place, B. J. Lassiter, 4th place, Joanne Morris. Closest to the pin was Kathy Kollar. Kudos to the winners!! Royal Oaks Lady NinersLast week we were rained out for our Sweetheart Scramble,but we all had a great time with cocktails and dinner. The room looked elegant with all the decorations that Patty Waddell, Rea Stover and Diana Schmidt put up. Elsa Berbig secured the entertainment and it was singers from Oak Run. They all had beautiful voices. On Feb. 21 we played tee to green and in the A flight Patty Waddell and BJ Lassiter tied for first; 2nd. was Bette Johnson. In flight B 1st. was Vange Bell, 2nd. Julie Jackson, 3rd. Diana Schmidt and there were three tied in 4th, Cindy Kocher, Joan Scholl and Darlene Lamo. We had three chip-ins Darlene Lamo #6, Vange Bell #7 and Carolee Rolia #4. Closest to pin on #6 was BJ Lassiter.Royal Oaks Mens Golf The second Royal Oaks Mens Golf Association tournament of 2013 was conducted over four days beginning Feb.15 and concluding Friday Feb.22. The format was match play and the event was hosted by ROMGA President John Terry. The winners were as follows: White tee, flight one first place Emmet Dowling, second place Dick Blackburn, third place Dave Dawson; flight two first place Ron Kowalewski, second place Bob Albright, third place Frank Kelly; flight threefirst place John DeSalvo, second place Tom Ducz, third place John Terry. Red tee, flight one first place Stan Weckstein, second place Bob Cunningham, third place failed to qualify; flight two first place Mike Madill, second place Chuck Engel, third place Dick Berbig; flight three first place Clint Johnson, second place Joe Paller, third place failed to qualify Following golf on Friday Royal Oaks served a buffet lunch in the pavilion. The weather was good and all who atOAK RUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 20 Blue Cross & Blue Shield Tri Care Standard Tri Care For Life Medicare Assignment Network Blue Blue Options BCBS Medicare Advantage Plans On Site: Laboratory X-ray EKG Ultrasound Holter Monitors Pulmonary Function Echocardiogram Bone Density C o u n t r y s i d e M e d i c a l Countryside Medical Family Practice 873-4458 H RS : M ON -F RI 8:00 A M .5:00 P M 000E4WJ Dr. Lee, D.O. Dr. Peterzell, D.O. 7860 SW 103 RD S T R D B LDG 100, S UITE 101 O CALA FL 34476 COUNTRYSIDEMED COM Daphne R. 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Friday, March 1, 2013 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 20 ~ Friday, March 1, 2013 www.smcitizen.com T he bloodmobile from Floridas Blood Centers will be in the parking lot in front of the Palm Grove Club on Thursday, March 7, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please come and donate the gift of life. Do You Remember?Tune in channel 12 for Len Teitlers presentation of the recent seminar at Oak Run with Yogi Andrew and Ingrid Crane. It will air following FYI daily at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. from March 1 to March 8. Troubadours Tickets, tickets, tickets!. You will be hearing a lot about ticket selling from the Troubadours. We will start our ticket sales at the Orchid Club from 8 to 10:30 a.m. on Mondays, March 4, 11, 18, 25, Wednesdays, March 6 13, 20, 27, and Saturdays, March 9 and 23. Saturday night, March 23, we will also sell tickets from 5:30 to 7 p.m. April ticket sale dates are Mondays, April 1 and 8, Wednesdays, April 3 and 10 and Saturdays, April 6 and 13. You will need to get your tickets early, especially the reserved seats. They go very fast. We have four wheelchair spaces in the first row of each section, two on each side. We will also be selling tickets at Palm Grove on Thursdays during our regular rehearsal time from 1 to 3 p.m. The dates are March 7, 14, 21, 28. April dates are 4 and 11. Last day to buy would be Saturday, April 13, at the Orchid Club. You can also buy tickets at the door. For more information call Barbara Ferguson at 352-897-1237 or Elvira Rusconi at 352-873-1254. We are so excited over the wonderful music we are learning. It has been a fun and challenging experience. We work very hard so we can give you our very best. Our theme this year is The Music of Life and it covers a vast array of beautiful music. Youll hear some new soloists, ensembles, and other surprises. We invite you to come and hear the awesome talent we have in Oak Run. You will be pleasantly surprised. We also invite those of you who would like to sing in our group to contact Dr. Mary Beth Lake at 352-873-8787. We welcome all singers. We look forward to seeing you at the concert.!! Upstate New York ClubUpstate New York Club will be selling tickets for their March 25 event, on March 9 from 8 to 10 a.m. and March 16 from 10 a.m. to noon. Ticket sales will be held both days at the Orchid Club. There will be a catered dinner with coffee, tea and yummy dessert. You may bring the beverage of your choice. Tickets are $12 for members and $14 for guests. A variety of skits and musical entertainment will be provided by the Golden Troopers. Remember 6 p.m. on March 25 at Palm Grove. Please let us know of any new residents from upstate New York so we can contact and welcome them. For ticket information call Steve at 352-861-1223. For other information call Carl at 215778-0864. Baby Boomers Hard RockHey Boomers and guests, the Hard Rock trip is April 16. 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Friday, March 1, 2013 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com Attend the worship service of your choice... 10 ~ Friday, March 1, 2013 www.smcitizen.com anyone care? No we just keep on giving. There are people living here who came from another country and never worked a day who get more Social Security than I do. Are you going to say this should not upset me? This is not the same country who accepted everyone who came here with open arms; we cannot afford it anymore. Cant we at least stop until we get our country back financially? Before we even think of doing anything about illegal immigration we need to secure the border, for Gods sake. Pam Lee, Ocala LETTERCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 A long about Friday of this past week I noticed a strange phenomenon stalking the parsonage. Actually, it is not that strange to notice something strange at our parsonage. The first thing I do every morning when I go into the bathroom and look into the mirror I see something really strange. This was something just a little bit different in the strange category. I suppose strange has a wide range of categories and levels and whatnot. That being said, I am not quite sure which level of strangeness this phenomena that I discovered this past week belongs. This past week I was on my own. My wife had left me. Actually, I bought her a ticket to send her to upstate New York, which turned out to be the coldest week in New York. Not to mention the snow. And please, dont mention the snow. I am not accustomed to being on my own. The notorious trinity; me, myself and I can get into a lot of trouble. However, I was by myself for this week and in charge of everything. I drove my wife to the airport, returned and spent my first night alone. I celebrated by eating in bed. Oh, the crumbs, the blessed crumbs were all around. Nothing says home more than crumbs in your bed. Normally, potato chips are not permitted in the bedroom but then, this is not normally. I got up the next morning, sniffed the air and noticed something strange. Usually every morning I get up and smell coffee brewing. Where in the world is the coffee? I asked myself. I went into the kitchen and no coffee was brewing. Then it dawned on me. Im in charge. Ha. Ha. I grinned a big grin as I brewed my morning coffee, and the day was set. I left the house for my office as I usually do. All day long, I labored at my laboring, and then it was time to go home. I went home and sat in my chair to watch some evening news. I began to realize something was wrong. I said to myself, Where is supper? Then it dawned on me. Im in charge. Ha. I did not smile as much as I shuffled into the kitchen to look for something resembling supper. I raided the refrigerator of all the foodstuff I could find. As I was sitting there talking to myself... Out to Pastor Rev. James Snyder Then I put my supper together and gravitated to the table to enjoy my supper. After the first bite of what I called my supper, I said to myself, Yuck, this certainly is not the fare Im used to. I crunched it all and washed it down with 3 gallons of lukewarm coffee. Do not let this get back to anybody that you might know or that might know me, but I am a lousy cook. As I thought about this, I begin to evaluate the situation. It is not my fault I am a bad cook. The fault must lie with the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage. She does all the cooking around here and her cooking is so marvelous that anything I might set on the table is yuckfare in comparison. Through the years, she has adequately trained me to appreciate fine dining. I tried to make a mental note about this but could not find a pencil at the time. Then on Friday, I ran out of underwear. This is something new for me because it has never happened before. I searched through my dresser drawers and could not find any underwear. They have always been in my dresser drawers for as long as I can remember. Now, they are nowhere to be found. I cast a wistful eye in the direction of the washer/dryer and noticed a huge pile of dirty underwear. I can never remember this happening before. I said to myself, Why has nobody done the laundry? After all, I can never remember a PLEASESEESNYDER PAGE11 BY ELOISE HOLLYFIELD ejh2025@gmail.com Entertainment and travel constitute this weeks OTOW Happenings. 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 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 352-304-8314 a.s.a.p. Those interested in sponsoring this event should contact PDG Lion Estelle Clark at 352-861-7358 or at maggiemagoo12@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! On the Road Again Bob Woods has a few cabins remaining for the May 20 cruise on the Enchantment of the Seas, heading from Port Canaveral to Coco Cay and Nassau, and there are a couple of outside and balcony staterooms still available. Prices include transportation to and from OTOW, including drivers gratuities and porters fee at the pier, along with a $50 shipboard credit per cabin. Passports are required. Insurance is extra and highly recommended. This is the last announcement for this cruise. Bobs second remaining cruise is a 7-night, 8-day jaunt from San Juan. Puerto Rico on December 7 that is slated to go to St Thomas, St, Croix, Antigua, Martinique, St Lucia, and back to San Juan. There are still some cabins available. Bob is looking for additional stand-bys for his motor coach trips to Washington, D.C. in September and his Charleston/Savannah trip in October. For additional information, contact Bob at 854-0702 or visit his website at www.bobwoodsontheroadagain.com. Sail Away Cruise ClubThe Sail Away Cruise Club is pleased to announce its plans for a cruise beginning on Nov. 9. The Royal Caribbean and the Oasis of the Seas have let the club extend some of the cabins until the end of March. To date, there has been a very positive response to this sailing even though it is still seven months away. If you would like more information on this cruise, please call Fred at 352-237-6367. This event will sell out quickly in the next month or two, so dont miss out. All are welcome to come along on this 7-night Western Caribbean cruise on one of the largest ships in the world. OTOW Lions plan fashion show Upcoming Events at VFW Post 4781 Annual celebration of St. Patricks Day, March 16, Saturday from 4:30 to 6:30. The menu includes corn beef and cabbage and all the trimmings. After a great dinner join us for music and entertainment in the Canteen beginning at 6. Donation is $10 per person. Tickets can be purchased in the Canteen. No tickets will be sold at the door. The Mens Auxiliary will sponsor a Good Friday fish and chips dinner on March 29 from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday Breakfast is served from 8 to 10 a.m. Donation is $4. The Mens Auxiliary serves shrimp and wing baskets with coleslaw and fries on the first and third Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. Bingo is open to the public each Monday and Thursday with early bird specials beginning at 11:30 a.m. Lunch is available. Computer Classes Do you want to become more computer savvy? Do you have questions? If so, mark your calendar for a great opportunity for free computer classes beginning the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. Classes are instructed by Robert from Lanshark. Join us for an enjoyable learning experience at VFW Post 4781! Members and guests (non-members must be signed in by a VFW Post 4781 member) Monday Night Bar Bingo is played in the Canteen from 6 to 8. Join us for Karaoke on Friday, March 1, and Saturday, March 2 with R Entertainment. Canteen lunches are now served on Wednesday and Friday from 11 to 2. VFW Post 4781 is at 9401 S.W. 110th St. (behind Sims Furniture) Phone is 352-873-4781. Hospice volunteers needed locally Volunteers 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 Are you looking for me? T INA 000E6KX Im at The Cutting Edge 854-1178 8820 SR 200, Suite B Next to Divine Providence Resale Tuesday, Thursday, Friday-5 Saturday-12 Play our 9 Hole Course with a cart only $1 7 00 Get another 9 H oles (on the same day) 000E4BN (L IMITED TO ONE SPECIAL PER DAY E XPIRES 3/15/13.) Located off Hwy 41 across from Rainbow Springs State Park entrance. 20650 SW 80th Place Rd., Dunnellon Food, Soft Drinks & Cold Beer Available with this coupon (352) 489-4566 FREE Land/Home Financing FHA Loans VA Loans Buy For Loans Home Only Loans USDA Loans Equity Financing Alternative Income Financing 352-622-6324 or 1-800-313-6324 Prestige Home Centers, Inc. 4300 SOUTH PINE AVE. (441) OCALA Just one block north of Ocalas Drive-In Theater MODEL CLOSEOUT Financing Available For People With Less Than Perfect Credit! We Also Have BANK-OWNED REPOSESSED HOMES! Repos Available With Land or Without! SAVE THOUSANDS SOUTH OCALA I-75 SR40 SR200 441 Prestige Home Centers, Inc. N NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY!! Including furniture packages (on select models) 000E34U 000E2K2 20372 E Pennsylvania Ave., #6, Dunnellon Sat. 9-5 Sun. 11-4 Mon. Fri. 9-6 (352) 465-1515 Your One Stop Shop For All Your Pets Needs Voted Best Grooming In Town Deshedding Solutions For Skin & Ear Infections State-Of-The-Art Grooming All Natural Pet Foods 0 0 0 E 3 S Z 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 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 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 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 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 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 S OUTH M ARION C ITIZEN D IRECTORY A SK FOR M ICHEL N ORTHSEA AT 854-3986 The Reason to Believe... Worship Call to 682184 R AMUNNO L AW F IRM P A Lorenzo Ramunno, Esq. 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Friday, March 1, 2013 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 18 ~ Friday, March 1, 2013 www.smcitizen.com time when the laundry has piled up quite as much as it has this week. Then it dawned on me. Im in charge. Not really knowing how to do laundry, I tried to work out a plan of recycling my underwear. After all, my wife is an expert at recycling. She recycles everything. It was late Friday morning when I noticed this afore mentioned strange phenomenon. For the whole week, I have been talking to myself. That was not the strange thing. The strange thing was, I noticed late Friday morning, not only was I talking to myself, but I was answering myself and many times arguing with myself. Now the problem is, who is really winning the argument? I then remembered what the Bible says, And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him (Genesis 2:18 KJV). Even God knows that the man He created needs a companion or help mate to fulfill his life. Sometimes we are apt to forget the provisions God has made for us. However, if a person comes to the Bible with an open mind and an open heart, he or she will discover that God has our best interest in mind for the longest period of time. Instead of talking to myself, I spent a little time talking to God and thanking Him for the wonderful provisions He has made for my life both now and eternally. 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. SNYDER CONTINUED FROM PAGE 10 Temple Bnai DaromTemple Bnai Darom will hold a traditional first seder on Monday evening, March 25 at Silver Springs Restaurant, 5300 E. Silver Springs Blvd. The seder will be conducted by Rabbi Sherman Stein. The cost is $28.50 per person which includes a full seder dinner with choice of brisket or salmon. All reservations must be received by Friday, March 15. For reservations or additional information please contact Micki Hirsch at 352-624-9563. Christs Church of Marion CountySaturday, March 2: Mens Prayer Group, 8 a.m. Sunday, March 3: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10 a.m. Monday, March 4: Bible Study, 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 5: Womens Crafts and Fellowship, 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 6: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Thursday, March 7: Mt. Mission School Choir Concert, 6 pm. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, http://www.ccomc.org.Friendship Baptist ChurchSunday services at Friendship Baptist Church on March 3 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, Hallelujah Praise the Lamb. Through the month of March the Choir will be singing music preparing the heart for Resurrection Sunday. Pastor Randall Brown will be bringing the 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 night 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 or you can find us on the web: www.friendshipbaptistocala.org.Our Redeemer Lutheran Join us for Casual with Christ every Saturday at 5 p.m., beginning March 9. This will be a casual service with modern music. Youth bible study follows. Religion Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala is now accepting reservations for its Passover seder to be held on the second night of Passover, Tuesday March 26, at 6 p.m. at the Stone Creek Country Club and Grille in Ocala. The seder will feature a complete meal with rituals with a liberal, contemporary feel. Most of the seder will be done in English. The service will be facilitated by Judi Siegal and Sonia Peterson with those in attendance as participants. The cost is $30 for members, $35 for non-members and guests. For reservations and further information contact Estelle at 352-861PLEASESEERELIGION PAGE12 W hen we lived up north, March was known as the windy month coming in like a lion and leaving like a lamb. Here we get our winds in February. They have blown through Pun Alley leaving some wind and hot air stories for you. Uplifting? A man went into the bar at his hotel and after a number of drinks got drunk. The guy next to him, also drunk, started talking about how windy it is. I tell you, its so windy that when the wind hits the sides of the hotel and goes up, the updraft is so strong that you can actually float in it! The first guy didnt believe a word of it, so the second guy talked him into going up on the roof with him. The second guy said, Look, Ill show you! So he went over to the ledge, leaned out until his feet left the edge and sure enough, he was hanging there in the air. Then he worked his hands and arms a bit and glided back to the rooftop. See! he said, Its really easy. The first guy was really impressed by that so he went over to the ledge, leaned out a bit, and then whoosh! Down he went and made an enormous splash in the pool two floors below. The second guy went back down to the bar and ordered another drink. The bartender said, What? Another one? You sure are mean when you get drunk, Superman! TypicalThree seniors were out walking. First one said, Windy, isnt it? Second one said, No, its Thursday! Third one said, So am I. Lets go get a beer.Well, blow me downIt was very windy, and she was a small 6 years old. When her mother asked her to sweep the sidewalk, the wind nearly blew her away. Each time she picked up the broom the wind knocked her over. When her mother came out to see how she was doing, the girl was stuffing rocks in her pocket. I thought you were cleaning off the sidewalk, her mother said. What in the world are you doing? The child replied, Now I weigh me down to sweep. BreezesWhen Oklahomans fled their homes as a result of the dust bowl, they loaded all their families into cars and headed out. These cars were the first Carry Okie machines. Britain is a wet place because the queen has had a long reign. I went to my doctor and asked for something for persistent wind. He gave me a kite. When the boy tripped and fell in the wet concrete he left a bad impression. Its windy at sporting events because of all the fans. Headed the Wrong WayTwo guys on a motorcycle were roaring down the road when the driver slowed up and pulled over. His leather jacket had a broken zipper, and he told his friend, I cant drive anymore with the wind hitting me in the chest like that. Just put the jacket on backwards. His friend advised. They continued down the road but around the next bend, they lost control and wiped out. A nearby farmer came upon the accident and called the police. When they arrived, an officer asked him, Are they showing any signs of life? Well, the farmer explained, the driver was until I turned his head around the right way.Happy now?An unhappy man was looking for the secret of happiness. He went all around the world making no progress until someone told him to climb one of the highest mountains in the Himalayas and seek out the cave of an unfathomably old and wise Tibetan monk. Fighting high winds and bad weather the man finally reached this cave. He was about half-dead from the cold and the exertion of the climb. Summoning all of the life that he still had left in him, he put the question to the mysterious old monk, What is the secret of happiness? The monk replied, The secret of happiness is never to disagree, no matter what you are confronted with. Seek harmony with everyone and everything around you. Always maintain the utmost in amiableness and agreeability. Outraged, the tired man gasped, Thats not the secret of happiness! The monk very calmly and affably said, OK. So its not the secret of happiness. Dick and his wife Jane live in Oak Run. March winds bring hot air through Pun Alley Pun Alley Dick Frank Once a Marine, always a MarineThe Marine Corps League Ocala West Detachment invites Marines to join. The group meets on the first Tuesday of each month at Angela Santos VFW at 1900 hours. For further information contact Commandant Don Eckerdt at 7320523 or 620-4055. Former FMF Corpsmen are welcome to join, and the league accepts associate members (non-Marines). 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 9524 S.W. 105th St., Ocala 237-2640 Sunday Sunday School . . 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship . 10:45 a.m. Evening Worship . . . 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study . . . . . 7 p.m. Youth Alive . . . . . 7 p.m. Friendship Baptist Church A Place of New Spiritual Beginnings 000DGAB Pastor Randy & Linda Brown Phone (352) 861-9080 JOIN US IN WORSHIP 9045 SW 60th Ave. Ocala, FL 000DANR Sunday Services 10:30 a.m. 6:00 p.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Monday Morning Christians Bible Studies Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Southwest Christian Church Maranatha Baptist Church 347-5683 www.maranathabaptistc.org Sunday School . . . . . . . . . . . 9:30 A.M. Sunday Services . . . . . 10:45 A.M. & 6:00 P.M. Sunday AWANA (Aug.-May) . . . . . . 6:00 P.M. Wednesday Bible Study/Prayer Meeting . . 6:45 P.M. Pastor Bill Fortune 000E2ZF PREACHING THE TRUTH IN LOVE 525 Marion Oaks Trail, Ocala 75 484 484 Exit 341 SW 49TH AVE. MARION OAKS PASS MARION OAKS TRAIL 200 484 MARION OAKS COURSE 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 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) 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 103 rd St Pi ne Run OT OW 80th Ave. 60th Ave. 49th Ave. Oak Run 200 484 A Place for You... Rev. 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Friday, March 1, 2013 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 12 ~ Friday, March 1, 2013 www.smcitizen.com 2542 or Sonia at 307-3662 by March 21. Congregation Beth Israel is a liberal, inclusive, contemporary congregation affiliated with the Jewish Reconstructionist Movement. Countryside Presbyterian ChurchPalm Sunday Countryside Presbyterian Church will hold a special communion service with palm processional lead by Rev. Gary Marshall for Palm Sunday on March 24 at 10:30 a.m. Maundy Thursday Countryside Presbyterian Church will hold a Tenebrae Service service of shadows with communion at 7:00 p.m on March 28 led by the Rev. Gary Marshall. Good Friday Countryside Presbyterian Church will hold a noon service on Good Friday, March 29 recalling Jesus crucifixion with the Rev. Gary Marshall officiating. Easter Sunday Celebratory Worship Service with communion at 10:30 a.m. on March 31 at Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala with Pastor Gary Marshall officiating. The Chancel and Handbell choirs will perform. For further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633. RELIGION CONTINUED FROM PAGE 11 Third in a series of Jewish ValuesOne of the hallmarks of Judaism is the emphasis it places on gemilut chasadim, acts of loving-kindness. From the very beginning of Jewish history, there has always been a role model and a system of laws regulating how Jews were to treat their neighbors and themselves in an ethical and moral way, starting with the burial of Moses by God (Deut. 43:6) and continuing down through the ages with the prophets of Israel crying out against social injustice. The performance of gemilut chasadim is a mitzvah without measure. No earthly reward is promised but the more acts are performed; the better the world seems to be. Some examples of this commandment or mitzvah is clothing the naked, feeding the hungry, burying the dead and visiting the sick. The rabbis considered gemilut chasadim to be an even greater mitzvah that tzedakah, charity, because in gemilut chasadim, the person is actually giving not only money but also themselves and assistance to the person in need. The rabbis also felt that this was a very important mitzvah because charity can only be given to the poor, but gemilut chasadim can be extended to the rich and the poor, wherever the need is felt. And while charity is given to the living, attending a funeral service is considered a true act of gemilut chasadim because the deceased can never repay the person attending the funeral. Acts of gemilut chasadim are acts of true altruism and are done to make the world a Gemilut Chasadim: Acts of Loving Kindness Judis Journal Judi Siegal better place and to honor the dignity and worth of each individual. Because God clothed the naked as in the Garden of Eden the Creator gave Adam and Eve animal skins to cover themselves, so too do Jews give assistance to organizations that provide clothing to those in need. By imitating the works of God, Jews feel they are following in a holy and righteous path. To this extent, many Jewish congregations volunteer their time to man food pantries and soup kitchens in their communities. Others help out in shelters for battered women and the homeless as well as acting as advocates for children in our court system through the ad litem program. Many Jews also volunteer in nursing homes and retirement communities, working with the elderly in many lay capacities. In the larger Jewish communities, there is the chevra kadisha, holy society, a group of individuals concerned with the burial of the dead. Volunteers from the synagogue, wash, wrap, and guard the body until burial. In traditional Judaism, the body is wrapped in a shroud and buried in a wooden coffin so that body may return to the dust. There is much respect paid to the dead because the person has a soul and was made in the image of God. It is believed that the neshama, soul, stays near the body until burial and then returns to God. In recent times, in the more liberal communities, the chevra kadisha, has taken on the traditions of Jewish burial, instituting new rituals and reinterpreting the older ones. And like many rituals in the Jewish faith, burial and mourning practices continue to evolve over the years. In response to the recent attacks at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, the congregation I belong to, Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala, has taken on the mitzvah of gemilut chasadim by performing 26 acts of random kindness. We are answering violence not with more violence or with complete pacifism but with social action. Our acts of kindness include driving members to appointments who are undergoing chemo treatments, baking cookies for our fire fighters, collecting paperbacks for our troops abroad and bringing in canned goods for our local food pantry. Individuals can do these mitzvot or others as they are able. May we all perform acts of lovingkindness whatever our faith, thus making our world a better place to be. Alzheimers caregivers support groupIf you are a caregiver of a loved one with Dementia or Alzheimers disease, or have been recently diagnosed with the disease, Emeritus Ocala West would like to invite you to our monthly support groups. In addition to peer support, the groups will also invite specialists in the field who can answer questions about Dementia and Alzheimers disease, its causes, how a diagnosis is made and current research, as well as coping mechanisms for caregivers. Emeritus Ocala West staff will be available to discuss our unique Join Their Journey Program. There is no cost to attend this group and everyone who is living with a friend or family member with Dementia or Alzheimers is encouraged to attend. Support groups are the second Tuesday of each month from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. or the last Thursday of every month from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Please contact Tanja Papa, Memory Care Director at 352-861-4444 for more information. Emeritus Ocala West is at 9070 S.W. 80th Ave., Ocala. had two sons, Michael and Anthony. Michael lives in Amherst New York and his younger brother Anthony lives in East Aurora. Her career followed two different lines. Her first was in the food business where she worked as the manager for a local delicatessen and then for the prestigious Sierra Country Club. Emilys second area of work was with the banking industry and eventually that evolved into the real estate aspect of the business. It was working in the real estate field that she met Bob. Bob and Emily worked in the same real estate office together. T hey became such good partners at that endeavor they decided to expand the partnership and get married. That was nineteen years ago and theyve been happily together ever since. All through their marriage, Bob has continued to be in the music business. Because most of the members of Bobs original band were older, over the years the other members died or became unable to perform due to illness. This however, did not keep him from pursuing what made him happy, and that was playing music. Bob continued to play with other bands and logged on some pretty special venues. He played at the State Theater in Niagara Falls where he opened for Johnny Cash and he also opened for Bobby Vinton at the Strawberry Festival in Plant City, to mention just a couple. Several years ago, when Emily and Bob began researching places to retire, they began looking through an AARP brochure. After living most of their lives in New York, the only criteria for a retirement location was that it be warm. They found four or five different places that were possibilities including Cherrywood; the Plantation Coast and the Villages. Fortunately for us, they decided on Cherrywood Estates as their new home. Having moved into our community, they were warmly welcomed and Bob continued his entertainment career. With the exception of taking a little over a year off because of health reasons back in 2005, he has kept up a steady schedule of performing at parties of all kinds and in many different venues. Just a few of the places Bob has or is currently playing include the Brooksville Accordion Club; Cherrywood Accordion Club; Moose and Elks lodges; Oxford Community Center and Orange Blossom Opry. This is in addition to playing for private individuals at anniversary celebrations; birthday parties and private events. Both Emily and Bob are members of Saint Pauls National Polish Catholic Church in Belleview and the German American Club. Both love retired life where there are no obligations or schedules that have to be kept. They also love the community for what it offers and for the good people that surround them. Over the years Bob has expanded his talent to the key board. During the interview for this article, I was given a private recital and what an impressive performance it was. His talent is amazing and the music he makes is pure listening enjoyment. In the music room of his home, it was like there was a full orchestra playing. Dont miss the chance to meet Emily and Bob when he plays for the Veterans Club Spaghetti Dinner on March 23 because not only will you miss out on great entertainment; youll also miss out on meeting two very special people. Emily and Bob are two of the reasons that Cherrywood is a great place to live and retire. We thank them for helping to make this such a great community.From your reporterI would like to send out a heartfelt congratulation to Monica and Rich Becotte who just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Rich is our resident DJ and both he and Monica are a vital part of this community. If you have ideas or suggestions for something youd like to see in the Cherrywood section of your Citizen please contact me at urperssec@yahoo.com. I always enjoy hearing from you, the reader. CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 16 MONTHLY RENTAL APARTMENTS TRANSPORTATION ON OUR BUS WEEKLY HOUSEKEEPING OUTINGS AND DAILY SOCIALIZATION TWO MEALS A DAY STATE-OF-THE-ART FITNESS CENTER ASK US ABOUT OUR MOVE-IN SPECIAL. OFFERED FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY... LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION! 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Friday, March 1, 2013 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 16 ~ Friday, March 1, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Read the classifieds Dont be shy; come out and enjoy any or all of the great activities we have in this community. You may have had a bad experience once when you came to functions but believe me; there are a lot of wonderful people in Cherrywood so try again. Spotlight on excellenceEach week we feature residents of Cherrywood who have an interesting past; a promising future or who have made a contribution to the quality of life here in our community. This week we feature Bob and Emily Maciok. Dont be surprised if you dont recognize the name because Bob has a stage name; its Bob Mace. Bob is a native of Buffalo, New York, where he grew up with a younger brother. For the most part he had what most people would call a normal childhood but one day his life changed. He went to visit an uncle who had served in Europe during the Second World War. It was on this encounter that Bob was introduced to the world of music. His uncle had served with the 82nd Airborne Division and when he returned home, he brought back some war souvenirs; two Hohner 12 base accordions. On visits, Bob was invited to play along with his uncle and developed a deep appreciation and affection for music. In addition, he not only learned a respect for the instrument; but Bob also discovered that he had a real talent. Soon, 9-year-old Bob was practicing all the time. Partially it was his own incentive but part was because of his Mothers firm insistence. He recalls how his second floor bedroom over looked a vacant lot similar to what many of us had in our neighborhoods. He would be practicing his accordion while watching the other boys playing football or baseball on that field; wishing he could be with them. His perseverance did pay off for young Bob. At Bishop Ryan High School, he met a friend whose older brother was a guitarist. The brother formed a band and Bob was invited to be a part of that group. Of course he joined in and at the ripe old age of 13 he was playing in some of the hottest places in town. Even after his transfer to Sloan High School he continued to play with the band named the Harry D Trio. It was the largest trio in the world at the time because there were four members. Bob was the youngest member and he remembers playing in night clubs; bars and saloons from his earliest days with the band. It was illegal but in those days no body seemed to care, he confided. At 21, Bob married. While working with the band on a part time basis, he took a job at Bethlehem Steel Corp. Through hard work and continuing education he worked his way up to the foremans position at the plant. It was good that Bob worked at the two jobs because before long he and his wife had three children. He has two daughters and a son from that first marriage. Kathy and Robert Junior both still live in Buffalo and Deborah resides in Williamsville New York. Emily is a graduate of Kenmore High School in Buffalo. She married and Spotlight on excellence: Emily and Bob Mace. CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 15 SEE CHERRYWOOD PAGE17 000E0MM Circle Square Cultural Center On Top of the World 8395 SW 80th Street, Ocala For more info. visit our website www.westmba.com Youre invited to attend the WMBA S P R I N G SPRING B U S I N E S S E X P O BUSINESS EXPO ZUMB A DEMONSTRA TIONS 2 PM 3 PM 4 PM 000e5v5 Friday March 15 Noon 6 p.m. Free Admission Public Invited COME LEARN ABOUT NEW PRODUCTS AND SERVICES P RIZES H OURLY D RAWINGS F OR G IFT C ARDS F REE I NFORMATION G IFTS www.nutechhearing.com M-F 9:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sat. and Sun. Appointment Needed 000E5CY INVERNESS 352-419-7911 3161-C, E. Gulf to Lake Hwy. 1/2 mile east of Walmart OCALA 352-671-2999 11250 SW 93rd Ct. Rd., Ocala Next to Chilis CRYSTAL RIVER 352-794-6155 1122 N. 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Friday, March 1, 2013 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 14 ~ Friday, March 1, 2013 www.smcitizen.com O n Tuesday, Feb. 19, the Veterans Club took time out to honor the surviving spouses of our Veterans Club members. Twenty-one ladies were invited to a special tea at 2 p.m. to show that neither they nor their loved ones were forgotten. The menu included tea sandwiches with fruit garnishes and a wide assortment of teas. Dessert included a delicious bundt cake and homemade cookies. Ida Mahar baked the cookies and the cake was made especially for the occasion by Frank Juarbe Jr. and David Rondinelli. After the meal the ladies were invited by Fran Hall to try their hand at crafting with needle and thread. When they had finished, each had a memento of the afternoon to take with them. Veterans Club President Bill Mahar gave a short address expressing the gratitude of the veterans for the devotion and sacrifices that were made by these special ladies. At the conclusion, Bill presented each lady with a gorgeous planter donated by the College of Central Florida. Those in attendance were Norma Briggs; Irene Ciesla; Pia Dean; Sue DeWald; Mary Harrald; Bernice Hasinec; Gail Lott; Margarete Mestemaker; Zoe Milnes; Donna Moran; Pauline Pellerin; Audrey Reichel; Shirley Skaggs; Pat Stewart; Verna Studley; Virginia Tuckey; JimJim Cooper; and Cecily Hockenbury. Unable to attend were Marie Ustainowski; Bea LeQuin and Ginger Smith. Our Veterans Club would like to thank the following individuals for their hard work in planning this first of its kind event. On set up was Eve Houghtaling; Ruth Hurley and Holly Bragdon; servers included; Ruth Hurley, Sandra Brotherhood, Norma Alexander; Fran Hall and Crystal Giovanniello and of course committee chair Eve. So successful was this event that a special guest donated $500 for the Veterans Club to honor these ladies with a Christmas party. We thank our guest and most importantly, we thank these wonderful ladies who gave so much to our veterans and our country. Karaoke night fun More than 40 people showed up for the new and improved Karaoke Night on Saturday. Bill LaVertue had all new equipment that made the singers lives easier and the dancers moves more fluid. A wide variety of styles and songs made the evenings entertainment one of the best yet. You too can be a star for your friends and neighbors. Just come out for the next Karaoke night and see how much fun it can be. Even if you dont like to sing, you can dance and have a great time. Of course, you are always welcome to bring your favorite beverages and snacks. Watch this column for the next night of free music; extraordinary talent and just plain fun. Veterans Club spaghetti dinnerOur Veterans Club spaghetti dinner fund raiser is nearly sold out so be sure to see Geri for your tickets. This is a night you wont want to miss. Dinner will feature delicious spaghetti and meatballs; salad; bread; dessert; lemonade and iced tea. If you go hungry it wont be the fault of the Veterans Club, thats for sure. Of course, you can compliment your entre with wine or other beverages of choice that you bring along. Bob Mace (see spotlight on excellence article in this column) will provide first class entertainment on his accordion and keyboard. You will be captivated with the terrific music he provides for your dining and dancing pleasure. Bob is a master musician who has thrilled audiences from Buffalo, New York, to Central Florida and most places in between. Bob will amaze and astound you with his talent and wide variety of tunes. Naturally there will be door prizes and raffles including a special Italian gourmet basket that will be raffled off. If you win this specialty item it will enhance your evenings enjoyment with wines; cheeses; sweets and all things Italian. Tickets are only $6 per person so reserve your spot at the clubhouse for March 23 at 6 p.m. Proceeds support the charities and work of the Veterans Club as they serve Cherrywood and the community.Comedy Fest is hereSome tickets are still available for Comedy Fest on Monday, March 4. Two shows are scheduled; the first at 5:30 and the second at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are free so see Geri and make sure you have your seat for one of these great shows. This is a dont miss event at Cherrywood, sponsored by the Social Committee; Chris Zacco and Cherrywood Property Management. Jim Moody, renowned comedian and magician will perform his self described, Out of sleeve magic and off the cuff comedy which has earned him the nickname of The Crowd Teaser. Jim has appeared all over the State of Florida at everything from the top comedy clubs to conventions and is not only a crowd teaser but a crowd pleaser. Enjoy light snacks, lemonade and iced tea before the show and then sit back for an evening of laugher and fun. Where else can you find this much fun for free? See Geri right away for your tickets. Veterans Club meetingThe March meeting of the Cherrywood Veterans Club is shaping up to be one of the best of the year. Guest speaker William Wood of the Submarine Veterans of America Inc. will be on hand with a 24-foot replica of the Nautilus submarine. This is a working model that will be on display. Learn all of the workings of this famous ship; its mission; its accomplishments and its Veterans Club honors survivors Cherrywood John Everlove storied past. In addition, March is the month that officers for the board are nominated in anticipation for the April election. If you want to run for an office or nominate some one for office, you will definitely not want to miss this meeting. Our meetings are open to all of the residents of Cherrywood. We are proud of the work we do and are happy to share our accomplishments; hopes and plans with our neighbors and friends. Free liquid refreshments are served following the meeting. 2 p.m. Thursday, March 7 is the time to be there. Dont miss out on this important session. Grief seminar If you have lost a loved one recently or maybe even not so recently, you are encouraged to attend a special free seminar put on by Dr. Doug Routledge. Doug holds degrees in Psychology and Family and Marriage Counseling so he is well qualified for assisting others through difficult times. A gifted speaker, Dr. Routledge will discuss The Erratic Cycle of Grief on Friday March 8 beginning at 11 a.m. With his sensitive sense of humor and honesty, everyone will find his presentation both informative and entertaining. Get answers to such questions as what grief is; how long it lasts; the secrets to handling grief and other such problems that individuals might have. This informal gathering encourages individuals to interact with each other and the speaker. Lunch will follow the presentation with a menu that includes hot golden fried chicken; macaroni salad; baked brown beans; potato chips; freshly baked potato rolls; fresh fruit tray and Black Forest cake. Contact Geri for tickets and be there to learn how to improve your life after a tragedy.Saint Patricks Day DanceOn March 16 from 7 until 10 p.m. the Clubhouse at Cherrywood will undergo a transformation to become a little bit of Ireland for the annual St. Pattys Day Dance. Break out your favorite Kelly green attire and dust off your bright green derby hat; its time for light hearted shenanigans again. Bring your favorite beverage and light snacks to enjoy with sandwiches and dessert, and enjoy the evening as Rich Becotte plays your favorite Irish tunes. Of course therell be lots of other types of music to dance to and enjoy. Rich has thousands of titles to choose from so youre just about guaranteed to hear your favorite songs. Tickets are just $3 so see Geri and plan on an evening of great fun. The festivities start at 7 p.m. and last until 10 so youll have plenty of time to enjoy your friends; neighbors and the entertainment. TriviaDonna James did a great job hosting Trivia on Wednesday. The Picky Ones team took first place with the Guppies coming in a close second. The subject was Valentines Day and the competition was stiff and by that I mean; not very serious. Everyone saw the questions on the big screen and then took their best guess at the right answers. Next month, March 20, Fred OHern will be the quizmaster with questions about Saint Pattys Day and who knows what else. Fred has a unique way of working in some curves when it comes to testing our knowledge. Trivia night costs each individual a whole dollar to play so you cant beat the price. If you dont have a team, not to worry, youll be placed with others to try your luck. Bring a favorite libation and snacks and come out to enjoy a fun evening of brain teasing. Be aware that theres a new time. Starting in March, Trivia begins at 7 p.m. Proceeds from Trivia go to the Wounded Warrior Foundation. So far, more than $200 has been donated to this worthy cause. Got blood?On March 27 from 9 a.m. until noon, Cherrywood will be conducting a blood drive at the clubhouse. Donors are badly needed. With this time of year being such a busy season with snowbirds visiting and such, the strain on the local blood banks has been heavy. If you can, please contact Geri and show up for this chance to be a hero and save a life. The professionals involved will make your experience a pleasant one and when you leave youll not only feel good about yourself; youll have made it possible for some one else to feel good. Heating and A/C Seminar Thermo Cool Air Conditioning and Heating is holding a money saving seminar at Cherrywood on Thursday, March 14, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Learn some basic air conditioning and heating maintenance tricks; learn about small service repairs that can save you unnecessary trip charges; and learn about air filtration methods and energy saving tips. What better time or place to improve your personal comfort along with improving your budget than at this seminar? This is definitely worth the price of admission which is free. Contact Geri if you plan to attend so we can make sure theres a place for you. Oh, if youre worried about missing lunch, dont. Thermo Cool will be grilling hot dogs and hamburgers with beans prior to the program. There will be raffle prizes along with everything else so dont miss this special event. Ideas wanted We are looking for ideas for some new activities. 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Friday, March 1, 2013 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 14 ~ Friday, March 1, 2013 www.smcitizen.com O n Tuesday, Feb. 19, the Veterans Club took time out to honor the surviving spouses of our Veterans Club members. Twenty-one ladies were invited to a special tea at 2 p.m. to show that neither they nor their loved ones were forgotten. The menu included tea sandwiches with fruit garnishes and a wide assortment of teas. Dessert included a delicious bundt cake and homemade cookies. Ida Mahar baked the cookies and the cake was made especially for the occasion by Frank Juarbe Jr. and David Rondinelli. After the meal the ladies were invited by Fran Hall to try their hand at crafting with needle and thread. When they had finished, each had a memento of the afternoon to take with them. Veterans Club President Bill Mahar gave a short address expressing the gratitude of the veterans for the devotion and sacrifices that were made by these special ladies. At the conclusion, Bill presented each lady with a gorgeous planter donated by the College of Central Florida. Those in attendance were Norma Briggs; Irene Ciesla; Pia Dean; Sue DeWald; Mary Harrald; Bernice Hasinec; Gail Lott; Margarete Mestemaker; Zoe Milnes; Donna Moran; Pauline Pellerin; Audrey Reichel; Shirley Skaggs; Pat Stewart; Verna Studley; Virginia Tuckey; JimJim Cooper; and Cecily Hockenbury. Unable to attend were Marie Ustainowski; Bea LeQuin and Ginger Smith. Our Veterans Club would like to thank the following individuals for their hard work in planning this first of its kind event. On set up was Eve Houghtaling; Ruth Hurley and Holly Bragdon; servers included; Ruth Hurley, Sandra Brotherhood, Norma Alexander; Fran Hall and Crystal Giovanniello and of course committee chair Eve. So successful was this event that a special guest donated $500 for the Veterans Club to honor these ladies with a Christmas party. We thank our guest and most importantly, we thank these wonderful ladies who gave so much to our veterans and our country. Karaoke night fun More than 40 people showed up for the new and improved Karaoke Night on Saturday. Bill LaVertue had all new equipment that made the singers lives easier and the dancers moves more fluid. A wide variety of styles and songs made the evenings entertainment one of the best yet. You too can be a star for your friends and neighbors. Just come out for the next Karaoke night and see how much fun it can be. Even if you dont like to sing, you can dance and have a great time. Of course, you are always welcome to bring your favorite beverages and snacks. Watch this column for the next night of free music; extraordinary talent and just plain fun. Veterans Club spaghetti dinnerOur Veterans Club spaghetti dinner fund raiser is nearly sold out so be sure to see Geri for your tickets. This is a night you wont want to miss. Dinner will feature delicious spaghetti and meatballs; salad; bread; dessert; lemonade and iced tea. If you go hungry it wont be the fault of the Veterans Club, thats for sure. Of course, you can compliment your entre with wine or other beverages of choice that you bring along. Bob Mace (see spotlight on excellence article in this column) will provide first class entertainment on his accordion and keyboard. You will be captivated with the terrific music he provides for your dining and dancing pleasure. Bob is a master musician who has thrilled audiences from Buffalo, New York, to Central Florida and most places in between. Bob will amaze and astound you with his talent and wide variety of tunes. Naturally there will be door prizes and raffles including a special Italian gourmet basket that will be raffled off. If you win this specialty item it will enhance your evenings enjoyment with wines; cheeses; sweets and all things Italian. Tickets are only $6 per person so reserve your spot at the clubhouse for March 23 at 6 p.m. Proceeds support the charities and work of the Veterans Club as they serve Cherrywood and the community.Comedy Fest is hereSome tickets are still available for Comedy Fest on Monday, March 4. Two shows are scheduled; the first at 5:30 and the second at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are free so see Geri and make sure you have your seat for one of these great shows. This is a dont miss event at Cherrywood, sponsored by the Social Committee; Chris Zacco and Cherrywood Property Management. Jim Moody, renowned comedian and magician will perform his self described, Out of sleeve magic and off the cuff comedy which has earned him the nickname of The Crowd Teaser. Jim has appeared all over the State of Florida at everything from the top comedy clubs to conventions and is not only a crowd teaser but a crowd pleaser. Enjoy light snacks, lemonade and iced tea before the show and then sit back for an evening of laugher and fun. Where else can you find this much fun for free? See Geri right away for your tickets. Veterans Club meetingThe March meeting of the Cherrywood Veterans Club is shaping up to be one of the best of the year. Guest speaker William Wood of the Submarine Veterans of America Inc. will be on hand with a 24-foot replica of the Nautilus submarine. This is a working model that will be on display. Learn all of the workings of this famous ship; its mission; its accomplishments and its Veterans Club honors survivors Cherrywood John Everlove storied past. In addition, March is the month that officers for the board are nominated in anticipation for the April election. If you want to run for an office or nominate some one for office, you will definitely not want to miss this meeting. Our meetings are open to all of the residents of Cherrywood. We are proud of the work we do and are happy to share our accomplishments; hopes and plans with our neighbors and friends. Free liquid refreshments are served following the meeting. 2 p.m. Thursday, March 7 is the time to be there. Dont miss out on this important session. Grief seminar If you have lost a loved one recently or maybe even not so recently, you are encouraged to attend a special free seminar put on by Dr. Doug Routledge. Doug holds degrees in Psychology and Family and Marriage Counseling so he is well qualified for assisting others through difficult times. A gifted speaker, Dr. Routledge will discuss The Erratic Cycle of Grief on Friday March 8 beginning at 11 a.m. With his sensitive sense of humor and honesty, everyone will find his presentation both informative and entertaining. Get answers to such questions as what grief is; how long it lasts; the secrets to handling grief and other such problems that individuals might have. This informal gathering encourages individuals to interact with each other and the speaker. Lunch will follow the presentation with a menu that includes hot golden fried chicken; macaroni salad; baked brown beans; potato chips; freshly baked potato rolls; fresh fruit tray and Black Forest cake. Contact Geri for tickets and be there to learn how to improve your life after a tragedy.Saint Patricks Day DanceOn March 16 from 7 until 10 p.m. the Clubhouse at Cherrywood will undergo a transformation to become a little bit of Ireland for the annual St. Pattys Day Dance. Break out your favorite Kelly green attire and dust off your bright green derby hat; its time for light hearted shenanigans again. Bring your favorite beverage and light snacks to enjoy with sandwiches and dessert, and enjoy the evening as Rich Becotte plays your favorite Irish tunes. Of course therell be lots of other types of music to dance to and enjoy. Rich has thousands of titles to choose from so youre just about guaranteed to hear your favorite songs. Tickets are just $3 so see Geri and plan on an evening of great fun. The festivities start at 7 p.m. and last until 10 so youll have plenty of time to enjoy your friends; neighbors and the entertainment. TriviaDonna James did a great job hosting Trivia on Wednesday. The Picky Ones team took first place with the Guppies coming in a close second. The subject was Valentines Day and the competition was stiff and by that I mean; not very serious. Everyone saw the questions on the big screen and then took their best guess at the right answers. Next month, March 20, Fred OHern will be the quizmaster with questions about Saint Pattys Day and who knows what else. Fred has a unique way of working in some curves when it comes to testing our knowledge. Trivia night costs each individual a whole dollar to play so you cant beat the price. If you dont have a team, not to worry, youll be placed with others to try your luck. Bring a favorite libation and snacks and come out to enjoy a fun evening of brain teasing. Be aware that theres a new time. Starting in March, Trivia begins at 7 p.m. Proceeds from Trivia go to the Wounded Warrior Foundation. So far, more than $200 has been donated to this worthy cause. Got blood?On March 27 from 9 a.m. until noon, Cherrywood will be conducting a blood drive at the clubhouse. Donors are badly needed. With this time of year being such a busy season with snowbirds visiting and such, the strain on the local blood banks has been heavy. If you can, please contact Geri and show up for this chance to be a hero and save a life. The professionals involved will make your experience a pleasant one and when you leave youll not only feel good about yourself; youll have made it possible for some one else to feel good. Heating and A/C Seminar Thermo Cool Air Conditioning and Heating is holding a money saving seminar at Cherrywood on Thursday, March 14, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Learn some basic air conditioning and heating maintenance tricks; learn about small service repairs that can save you unnecessary trip charges; and learn about air filtration methods and energy saving tips. What better time or place to improve your personal comfort along with improving your budget than at this seminar? This is definitely worth the price of admission which is free. Contact Geri if you plan to attend so we can make sure theres a place for you. Oh, if youre worried about missing lunch, dont. Thermo Cool will be grilling hot dogs and hamburgers with beans prior to the program. There will be raffle prizes along with everything else so dont miss this special event. Ideas wanted We are looking for ideas for some new activities. We are used to seeing the familiar faces of our regulars at most of the functions and we would like to appeal to a broader portion of our community. If you have an idea for something new at Cherrywood, contact Geri and let her know. Some ideas might include a Model Club to build models or work on similar crafts. There are as many suggestions as there are people so chances are if you have an idea, its likely that others would like to join you. CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 14 PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD PAGE15 Surviving spouse of veterans in Cherrywood. Team that hosted Ladies Tea are Norma Alexander, Fran Hall, Christl Giovanniello, Sandra Brotherhood and Eve Houghtaling. PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD PAGE16 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, March 1, 2013 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 16 ~ Friday, March 1, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Read the classifieds Dont be shy; come out and enjoy any or all of the great activities we have in this community. You may have had a bad experience once when you came to functions but believe me; there are a lot of wonderful people in Cherrywood so try again. Spotlight on excellenceEach week we feature residents of Cherrywood who have an interesting past; a promising future or who have made a contribution to the quality of life here in our community. This week we feature Bob and Emily Maciok. Dont be surprised if you dont recognize the name because Bob has a stage name; its Bob Mace. Bob is a native of Buffalo, New York, where he grew up with a younger brother. For the most part he had what most people would call a normal childhood but one day his life changed. He went to visit an uncle who had served in Europe during the Second World War. It was on this encounter that Bob was introduced to the world of music. His uncle had served with the 82nd Airborne Division and when he returned home, he brought back some war souvenirs; two Hohner 12 base accordions. On visits, Bob was invited to play along with his uncle and developed a deep appreciation and affection for music. In addition, he not only learned a respect for the instrument; but Bob also discovered that he had a real talent. Soon, 9-year-old Bob was practicing all the time. Partially it was his own incentive but part was because of his Mothers firm insistence. He recalls how his second floor bedroom over looked a vacant lot similar to what many of us had in our neighborhoods. He would be practicing his accordion while watching the other boys playing football or baseball on that field; wishing he could be with them. His perseverance did pay off for young Bob. At Bishop Ryan High School, he met a friend whose older brother was a guitarist. The brother formed a band and Bob was invited to be a part of that group. Of course he joined in and at the ripe old age of 13 he was playing in some of the hottest places in town. Even after his transfer to Sloan High School he continued to play with the band named the Harry D Trio. It was the largest trio in the world at the time because there were four members. Bob was the youngest member and he remembers playing in night clubs; bars and saloons from his earliest days with the band. It was illegal but in those days no body seemed to care, he confided. At 21, Bob married. While working with the band on a part time basis, he took a job at Bethlehem Steel Corp. Through hard work and continuing education he worked his way up to the foremans position at the plant. It was good that Bob worked at the two jobs because before long he and his wife had three children. He has two daughters and a son from that first marriage. 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Friday, March 1, 2013 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 12 ~ Friday, March 1, 2013 www.smcitizen.com 2542 or Sonia at 307-3662 by March 21. Congregation Beth Israel is a liberal, inclusive, contemporary congregation affiliated with the Jewish Reconstructionist Movement. Countryside Presbyterian ChurchPalm Sunday Countryside Presbyterian Church will hold a special communion service with palm processional lead by Rev. Gary Marshall for Palm Sunday on March 24 at 10:30 a.m. Maundy Thursday Countryside Presbyterian Church will hold a Tenebrae Service service of shadows with communion at 7:00 p.m on March 28 led by the Rev. Gary Marshall. Good Friday Countryside Presbyterian Church will hold a noon service on Good Friday, March 29 recalling Jesus crucifixion with the Rev. Gary Marshall officiating. Easter Sunday Celebratory Worship Service with communion at 10:30 a.m. on March 31 at Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala with Pastor Gary Marshall officiating. The Chancel and Handbell choirs will perform. For further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633. RELIGION CONTINUED FROM PAGE 11 Third in a series of Jewish ValuesOne of the hallmarks of Judaism is the emphasis it places on gemilut chasadim, acts of loving-kindness. From the very beginning of Jewish history, there has always been a role model and a system of laws regulating how Jews were to treat their neighbors and themselves in an ethical and moral way, starting with the burial of Moses by God (Deut. 43:6) and continuing down through the ages with the prophets of Israel crying out against social injustice. The performance of gemilut chasadim is a mitzvah without measure. No earthly reward is promised but the more acts are performed; the better the world seems to be. Some examples of this commandment or mitzvah is clothing the naked, feeding the hungry, burying the dead and visiting the sick. The rabbis considered gemilut chasadim to be an even greater mitzvah that tzedakah, charity, because in gemilut chasadim, the person is actually giving not only money but also themselves and assistance to the person in need. The rabbis also felt that this was a very important mitzvah because charity can only be given to the poor, but gemilut chasadim can be extended to the rich and the poor, wherever the need is felt. And while charity is given to the living, attending a funeral service is considered a true act of gemilut chasadim because the deceased can never repay the person attending the funeral. Acts of gemilut chasadim are acts of true altruism and are done to make the world a Gemilut Chasadim: Acts of Loving Kindness Judis Journal Judi Siegal better place and to honor the dignity and worth of each individual. Because God clothed the naked as in the Garden of Eden the Creator gave Adam and Eve animal skins to cover themselves, so too do Jews give assistance to organizations that provide clothing to those in need. By imitating the works of God, Jews feel they are following in a holy and righteous path. To this extent, many Jewish congregations volunteer their time to man food pantries and soup kitchens in their communities. Others help out in shelters for battered women and the homeless as well as acting as advocates for children in our court system through the ad litem program. Many Jews also volunteer in nursing homes and retirement communities, working with the elderly in many lay capacities. In the larger Jewish communities, there is the chevra kadisha, holy society, a group of individuals concerned with the burial of the dead. Volunteers from the synagogue, wash, wrap, and guard the body until burial. In traditional Judaism, the body is wrapped in a shroud and buried in a wooden coffin so that body may return to the dust. There is much respect paid to the dead because the person has a soul and was made in the image of God. It is believed that the neshama, soul, stays near the body until burial and then returns to God. In recent times, in the more liberal communities, the chevra kadisha, has taken on the traditions of Jewish burial, instituting new rituals and reinterpreting the older ones. And like many rituals in the Jewish faith, burial and mourning practices continue to evolve over the years. In response to the recent attacks at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, the congregation I belong to, Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala, has taken on the mitzvah of gemilut chasadim by performing 26 acts of random kindness. We are answering violence not with more violence or with complete pacifism but with social action. Our acts of kindness include driving members to appointments who are undergoing chemo treatments, baking cookies for our fire fighters, collecting paperbacks for our troops abroad and bringing in canned goods for our local food pantry. Individuals can do these mitzvot or others as they are able. May we all perform acts of lovingkindness whatever our faith, thus making our world a better place to be. Alzheimers caregivers support groupIf you are a caregiver of a loved one with Dementia or Alzheimers disease, or have been recently diagnosed with the disease, Emeritus Ocala West would like to invite you to our monthly support groups. In addition to peer support, the groups will also invite specialists in the field who can answer questions about Dementia and Alzheimers disease, its causes, how a diagnosis is made and current research, as well as coping mechanisms for caregivers. Emeritus Ocala West staff will be available to discuss our unique Join Their Journey Program. There is no cost to attend this group and everyone who is living with a friend or family member with Dementia or Alzheimers is encouraged to attend. Support groups are the second Tuesday of each month from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. or the last Thursday of every month from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Please contact Tanja Papa, Memory Care Director at 352-861-4444 for more information. Emeritus Ocala West is at 9070 S.W. 80th Ave., Ocala. had two sons, Michael and Anthony. Michael lives in Amherst New York and his younger brother Anthony lives in East Aurora. Her career followed two different lines. Her first was in the food business where she worked as the manager for a local delicatessen and then for the prestigious Sierra Country Club. Emilys second area of work was with the banking industry and eventually that evolved into the real estate aspect of the business. It was working in the real estate field that she met Bob. Bob and Emily worked in the same real estate office together. T hey became such good partners at that endeavor they decided to expand the partnership and get married. That was nineteen years ago and theyve been happily together ever since. All through their marriage, Bob has continued to be in the music business. Because most of the members of Bobs original band were older, over the years the other members died or became unable to perform due to illness. This however, did not keep him from pursuing what made him happy, and that was playing music. Bob continued to play with other bands and logged on some pretty special venues. He played at the State Theater in Niagara Falls where he opened for Johnny Cash and he also opened for Bobby Vinton at the Strawberry Festival in Plant City, to mention just a couple. Several years ago, when Emily and Bob began researching places to retire, they began looking through an AARP brochure. After living most of their lives in New York, the only criteria for a retirement location was that it be warm. They found four or five different places that were possibilities including Cherrywood; the Plantation Coast and the Villages. Fortunately for us, they decided on Cherrywood Estates as their new home. Having moved into our community, they were warmly welcomed and Bob continued his entertainment career. With the exception of taking a little over a year off because of health reasons back in 2005, he has kept up a steady schedule of performing at parties of all kinds and in many different venues. Just a few of the places Bob has or is currently playing include the Brooksville Accordion Club; Cherrywood Accordion Club; Moose and Elks lodges; Oxford Community Center and Orange Blossom Opry. This is in addition to playing for private individuals at anniversary celebrations; birthday parties and private events. Both Emily and Bob are members of Saint Pauls National Polish Catholic Church in Belleview and the German American Club. Both love retired life where there are no obligations or schedules that have to be kept. They also love the community for what it offers and for the good people that surround them. Over the years Bob has expanded his talent to the key board. During the interview for this article, I was given a private recital and what an impressive performance it was. His talent is amazing and the music he makes is pure listening enjoyment. In the music room of his home, it was like there was a full orchestra playing. Dont miss the chance to meet Emily and Bob when he plays for the Veterans Club Spaghetti Dinner on March 23 because not only will you miss out on great entertainment; youll also miss out on meeting two very special people. Emily and Bob are two of the reasons that Cherrywood is a great place to live and retire. We thank them for helping to make this such a great community.From your reporterI would like to send out a heartfelt congratulation to Monica and Rich Becotte who just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Rich is our resident DJ and both he and Monica are a vital part of this community. If you have ideas or suggestions for something youd like to see in the Cherrywood section of your Citizen please contact me at urperssec@yahoo.com. I always enjoy hearing from you, the reader. CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 16 MONTHLY RENTAL APARTMENTS TRANSPORTATION ON OUR BUS WEEKLY HOUSEKEEPING OUTINGS AND DAILY SOCIALIZATION TWO MEALS A DAY STATE-OF-THE-ART FITNESS CENTER ASK US ABOUT OUR MOVE-IN SPECIAL. OFFERED FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY... LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION! 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Friday, March 1, 2013 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 18 ~ Friday, March 1, 2013 www.smcitizen.com time when the laundry has piled up quite as much as it has this week. Then it dawned on me. Im in charge. Not really knowing how to do laundry, I tried to work out a plan of recycling my underwear. After all, my wife is an expert at recycling. She recycles everything. It was late Friday morning when I noticed this afore mentioned strange phenomenon. For the whole week, I have been talking to myself. That was not the strange thing. The strange thing was, I noticed late Friday morning, not only was I talking to myself, but I was answering myself and many times arguing with myself. Now the problem is, who is really winning the argument? I then remembered what the Bible says, And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him (Genesis 2:18 KJV). Even God knows that the man He created needs a companion or help mate to fulfill his life. Sometimes we are apt to forget the provisions God has made for us. However, if a person comes to the Bible with an open mind and an open heart, he or she will discover that God has our best interest in mind for the longest period of time. Instead of talking to myself, I spent a little time talking to God and thanking Him for the wonderful provisions He has made for my life both now and eternally. 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. SNYDER CONTINUED FROM PAGE 10 Temple Bnai DaromTemple Bnai Darom will hold a traditional first seder on Monday evening, March 25 at Silver Springs Restaurant, 5300 E. Silver Springs Blvd. The seder will be conducted by Rabbi Sherman Stein. The cost is $28.50 per person which includes a full seder dinner with choice of brisket or salmon. All reservations must be received by Friday, March 15. For reservations or additional information please contact Micki Hirsch at 352-624-9563. Christs Church of Marion CountySaturday, March 2: Mens Prayer Group, 8 a.m. Sunday, March 3: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10 a.m. Monday, March 4: Bible Study, 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 5: Womens Crafts and Fellowship, 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 6: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Thursday, March 7: Mt. Mission School Choir Concert, 6 pm. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, http://www.ccomc.org.Friendship Baptist ChurchSunday services at Friendship Baptist Church on March 3 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, Hallelujah Praise the Lamb. Through the month of March the Choir will be singing music preparing the heart for Resurrection Sunday. Pastor Randall Brown will be bringing the 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 night 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 or you can find us on the web: www.friendshipbaptistocala.org.Our Redeemer Lutheran Join us for Casual with Christ every Saturday at 5 p.m., beginning March 9. This will be a casual service with modern music. Youth bible study follows. Religion Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala is now accepting reservations for its Passover seder to be held on the second night of Passover, Tuesday March 26, at 6 p.m. at the Stone Creek Country Club and Grille in Ocala. The seder will feature a complete meal with rituals with a liberal, contemporary feel. Most of the seder will be done in English. The service will be facilitated by Judi Siegal and Sonia Peterson with those in attendance as participants. The cost is $30 for members, $35 for non-members and guests. For reservations and further information contact Estelle at 352-861PLEASESEERELIGION PAGE12 W hen we lived up north, March was known as the windy month coming in like a lion and leaving like a lamb. Here we get our winds in February. They have blown through Pun Alley leaving some wind and hot air stories for you. Uplifting? A man went into the bar at his hotel and after a number of drinks got drunk. The guy next to him, also drunk, started talking about how windy it is. I tell you, its so windy that when the wind hits the sides of the hotel and goes up, the updraft is so strong that you can actually float in it! The first guy didnt believe a word of it, so the second guy talked him into going up on the roof with him. The second guy said, Look, Ill show you! So he went over to the ledge, leaned out until his feet left the edge and sure enough, he was hanging there in the air. Then he worked his hands and arms a bit and glided back to the rooftop. See! he said, Its really easy. The first guy was really impressed by that so he went over to the ledge, leaned out a bit, and then whoosh! Down he went and made an enormous splash in the pool two floors below. The second guy went back down to the bar and ordered another drink. The bartender said, What? Another one? You sure are mean when you get drunk, Superman! TypicalThree seniors were out walking. First one said, Windy, isnt it? Second one said, No, its Thursday! Third one said, So am I. Lets go get a beer.Well, blow me downIt was very windy, and she was a small 6 years old. When her mother asked her to sweep the sidewalk, the wind nearly blew her away. Each time she picked up the broom the wind knocked her over. When her mother came out to see how she was doing, the girl was stuffing rocks in her pocket. I thought you were cleaning off the sidewalk, her mother said. What in the world are you doing? The child replied, Now I weigh me down to sweep. BreezesWhen Oklahomans fled their homes as a result of the dust bowl, they loaded all their families into cars and headed out. These cars were the first Carry Okie machines. Britain is a wet place because the queen has had a long reign. I went to my doctor and asked for something for persistent wind. He gave me a kite. When the boy tripped and fell in the wet concrete he left a bad impression. Its windy at sporting events because of all the fans. Headed the Wrong WayTwo guys on a motorcycle were roaring down the road when the driver slowed up and pulled over. His leather jacket had a broken zipper, and he told his friend, I cant drive anymore with the wind hitting me in the chest like that. Just put the jacket on backwards. His friend advised. They continued down the road but around the next bend, they lost control and wiped out. A nearby farmer came upon the accident and called the police. When they arrived, an officer asked him, Are they showing any signs of life? Well, the farmer explained, the driver was until I turned his head around the right way.Happy now?An unhappy man was looking for the secret of happiness. He went all around the world making no progress until someone told him to climb one of the highest mountains in the Himalayas and seek out the cave of an unfathomably old and wise Tibetan monk. Fighting high winds and bad weather the man finally reached this cave. He was about half-dead from the cold and the exertion of the climb. Summoning all of the life that he still had left in him, he put the question to the mysterious old monk, What is the secret of happiness? The monk replied, The secret of happiness is never to disagree, no matter what you are confronted with. Seek harmony with everyone and everything around you. Always maintain the utmost in amiableness and agreeability. Outraged, the tired man gasped, Thats not the secret of happiness! The monk very calmly and affably said, OK. So its not the secret of happiness. Dick and his wife Jane live in Oak Run. March winds bring hot air through Pun Alley Pun Alley Dick Frank Once a Marine, always a MarineThe Marine Corps League Ocala West Detachment invites Marines to join. The group meets on the first Tuesday of each month at Angela Santos VFW at 1900 hours. For further information contact Commandant Don Eckerdt at 7320523 or 620-4055. Former FMF Corpsmen are welcome to join, and the league accepts associate members (non-Marines). 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 9524 S.W. 105th St., Ocala 237-2640 Sunday Sunday School . . 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship . 10:45 a.m. Evening Worship . . . 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study . . . . . 7 p.m. Youth Alive . . . . . 7 p.m. Friendship Baptist Church A Place of New Spiritual Beginnings 000DGAB Pastor Randy & Linda Brown Phone (352) 861-9080 JOIN US IN WORSHIP 9045 SW 60th Ave. Ocala, FL 000DANR Sunday Services 10:30 a.m. 6:00 p.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Monday Morning Christians Bible Studies Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Southwest Christian Church Maranatha Baptist Church 347-5683 www.maranathabaptistc.org Sunday School . . . . . . . . . . . 9:30 A.M. Sunday Services . . . . . 10:45 A.M. & 6:00 P.M. Sunday AWANA (Aug.-May) . . . . . . 6:00 P.M. Wednesday Bible Study/Prayer Meeting . . 6:45 P.M. Pastor Bill Fortune 000E2ZF PREACHING THE TRUTH IN LOVE 525 Marion Oaks Trail, Ocala 75 484 484 Exit 341 SW 49TH AVE. MARION OAKS PASS MARION OAKS TRAIL 200 484 MARION OAKS COURSE 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 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) 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 103 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. 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 000E6HQ 8810 SW SR 200 Suite 107, Kingsland Plaza Across from Pine Run352-291-7626 Mon. Fri. 9am-5pm, Sat. 9am 2pm Stop and visit us before you buy! We Guarantee Lowest Prices in Ocala! Service Loaner Available. Please Just Ask 10% Discount to Veterans labor & parts excluding batteries WE SELL TROJAN BATTERIES 6-V T605 only $ 559 8-V T875 only $ 659 FREE pickup within 5 miles 12-V T1275 only $ 659 Best Selection In Ocala! 6-V 6 PACK$ 459 8-V 6 PACK$ 529 2010 Club Car Remanufactured New Factory Body All lights & turn signals New 8 volt batteries New DOT tires Fold down wind shield Rear view mirrors Automatic charger only $ 4,995 000E5DQ ASK ME HOW I LOST 60 POUNDS. What do you have to lose? 352-433-4279 000E5OP (Located in Kingsland Plaza, 8810 Hwy. 200, across from Pine Run, at traffic light) (352) 854-6464 Toll Free 1-800-749-3245 E-mail: service@eaglerealtyofocala.com Website: www.EagleRealtyOfOcala.com Of Ocala, Inc. LAND RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL 000E5VC 9981 SW 104 PL RENTAL $675/month Furnished or Unfurnished 2 Bdrm, 2 Bath, Den, Florida Room 1 Car Carport Landlord pays HOA and Lawn Care. Tenant pays electric. 1-year Lease, First/Last/Security Pet Deposit $250/Pet. And tenant is responsible for pet damage. Credit and background check. OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY March 3, 2013 1:00 to 2:00 pm PINE RUN ESTATES RENTAL Dir.: SW Hwy 200 to Pine Run Entrance, Pass Guard, L 102 Pl, L 100 Ave, L 104 Pl, Home on Left. Dot Baker 207-8399

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Friday, March 1, 2013 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com Attend the worship service of your choice... 10 ~ Friday, March 1, 2013 www.smcitizen.com anyone care? No we just keep on giving. There are people living here who came from another country and never worked a day who get more Social Security than I do. Are you going to say this should not upset me? This is not the same country who accepted everyone who came here with open arms; we cannot afford it anymore. Cant we at least stop until we get our country back financially? Before we even think of doing anything about illegal immigration we need to secure the border, for Gods sake. Pam Lee, Ocala LETTERCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 A long about Friday of this past week I noticed a strange phenomenon stalking the parsonage. Actually, it is not that strange to notice something strange at our parsonage. The first thing I do every morning when I go into the bathroom and look into the mirror I see something really strange. This was something just a little bit different in the strange category. I suppose strange has a wide range of categories and levels and whatnot. That being said, I am not quite sure which level of strangeness this phenomena that I discovered this past week belongs. This past week I was on my own. My wife had left me. Actually, I bought her a ticket to send her to upstate New York, which turned out to be the coldest week in New York. Not to mention the snow. And please, dont mention the snow. I am not accustomed to being on my own. The notorious trinity; me, myself and I can get into a lot of trouble. However, I was by myself for this week and in charge of everything. I drove my wife to the airport, returned and spent my first night alone. I celebrated by eating in bed. Oh, the crumbs, the blessed crumbs were all around. Nothing says home more than crumbs in your bed. Normally, potato chips are not permitted in the bedroom but then, this is not normally. I got up the next morning, sniffed the air and noticed something strange. Usually every morning I get up and smell coffee brewing. Where in the world is the coffee? I asked myself. I went into the kitchen and no coffee was brewing. Then it dawned on me. Im in charge. Ha. Ha. I grinned a big grin as I brewed my morning coffee, and the day was set. I left the house for my office as I usually do. All day long, I labored at my laboring, and then it was time to go home. I went home and sat in my chair to watch some evening news. I began to realize something was wrong. I said to myself, Where is supper? Then it dawned on me. Im in charge. Ha. I did not smile as much as I shuffled into the kitchen to look for something resembling supper. I raided the refrigerator of all the foodstuff I could find. As I was sitting there talking to myself... Out to Pastor Rev. James Snyder Then I put my supper together and gravitated to the table to enjoy my supper. After the first bite of what I called my supper, I said to myself, Yuck, this certainly is not the fare Im used to. I crunched it all and washed it down with 3 gallons of lukewarm coffee. Do not let this get back to anybody that you might know or that might know me, but I am a lousy cook. As I thought about this, I begin to evaluate the situation. It is not my fault I am a bad cook. The fault must lie with the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage. She does all the cooking around here and her cooking is so marvelous that anything I might set on the table is yuckfare in comparison. Through the years, she has adequately trained me to appreciate fine dining. I tried to make a mental note about this but could not find a pencil at the time. Then on Friday, I ran out of underwear. This is something new for me because it has never happened before. I searched through my dresser drawers and could not find any underwear. They have always been in my dresser drawers for as long as I can remember. Now, they are nowhere to be found. I cast a wistful eye in the direction of the washer/dryer and noticed a huge pile of dirty underwear. I can never remember this happening before. I said to myself, Why has nobody done the laundry? After all, I can never remember a PLEASESEESNYDER PAGE11 BY ELOISE HOLLYFIELD ejh2025@gmail.com Entertainment and travel constitute this weeks OTOW Happenings. 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 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 352-304-8314 a.s.a.p. Those interested in sponsoring this event should contact PDG Lion Estelle Clark at 352-861-7358 or at maggiemagoo12@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! On the Road Again Bob Woods has a few cabins remaining for the May 20 cruise on the Enchantment of the Seas, heading from Port Canaveral to Coco Cay and Nassau, and there are a couple of outside and balcony staterooms still available. Prices include transportation to and from OTOW, including drivers gratuities and porters fee at the pier, along with a $50 shipboard credit per cabin. Passports are required. Insurance is extra and highly recommended. This is the last announcement for this cruise. Bobs second remaining cruise is a 7-night, 8-day jaunt from San Juan. Puerto Rico on December 7 that is slated to go to St Thomas, St, Croix, Antigua, Martinique, St Lucia, and back to San Juan. There are still some cabins available. Bob is looking for additional stand-bys for his motor coach trips to Washington, D.C. in September and his Charleston/Savannah trip in October. For additional information, contact Bob at 854-0702 or visit his website at www.bobwoodsontheroadagain.com. Sail Away Cruise ClubThe Sail Away Cruise Club is pleased to announce its plans for a cruise beginning on Nov. 9. The Royal Caribbean and the Oasis of the Seas have let the club extend some of the cabins until the end of March. To date, there has been a very positive response to this sailing even though it is still seven months away. If you would like more information on this cruise, please call Fred at 352-237-6367. This event will sell out quickly in the next month or two, so dont miss out. All are welcome to come along on this 7-night Western Caribbean cruise on one of the largest ships in the world. OTOW Lions plan fashion show Upcoming Events at VFW Post 4781 Annual celebration of St. Patricks Day, March 16, Saturday from 4:30 to 6:30. The menu includes corn beef and cabbage and all the trimmings. After a great dinner join us for music and entertainment in the Canteen beginning at 6. Donation is $10 per person. Tickets can be purchased in the Canteen. No tickets will be sold at the door. The Mens Auxiliary will sponsor a Good Friday fish and chips dinner on March 29 from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday Breakfast is served from 8 to 10 a.m. Donation is $4. The Mens Auxiliary serves shrimp and wing baskets with coleslaw and fries on the first and third Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. Bingo is open to the public each Monday and Thursday with early bird specials beginning at 11:30 a.m. Lunch is available. Computer Classes Do you want to become more computer savvy? Do you have questions? If so, mark your calendar for a great opportunity for free computer classes beginning the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. Classes are instructed by Robert from Lanshark. Join us for an enjoyable learning experience at VFW Post 4781! Members and guests (non-members must be signed in by a VFW Post 4781 member) Monday Night Bar Bingo is played in the Canteen from 6 to 8. Join us for Karaoke on Friday, March 1, and Saturday, March 2 with R Entertainment. Canteen lunches are now served on Wednesday and Friday from 11 to 2. VFW Post 4781 is at 9401 S.W. 110th St. (behind Sims Furniture) Phone is 352-873-4781. Hospice volunteers needed locally Volunteers 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 Are you looking for me? T INA 000E6KX Im at The Cutting Edge 854-1178 8820 SR 200, Suite B Next to Divine Providence Resale Tuesday, Thursday, Friday-5 Saturday-12 Play our 9 Hole Course with a cart only $1 7 00 Get another 9 H oles (on the same day) 000E4BN (L IMITED TO ONE SPECIAL PER DAY E XPIRES 3/15/13.) Located off Hwy 41 across from Rainbow Springs State Park entrance. 20650 SW 80th Place Rd., Dunnellon Food, Soft Drinks & Cold Beer Available with this coupon (352) 489-4566 FREE Land/Home Financing FHA Loans VA Loans Buy For Loans Home Only Loans USDA Loans Equity Financing Alternative Income Financing 352-622-6324 or 1-800-313-6324 Prestige Home Centers, Inc. 4300 SOUTH PINE AVE. (441) OCALA Just one block north of Ocalas Drive-In Theater MODEL CLOSEOUT Financing Available For People With Less Than Perfect Credit! We Also Have BANK-OWNED REPOSESSED HOMES! Repos Available With Land or Without! SAVE THOUSANDS SOUTH OCALA I-75 SR40 SR200 441 Prestige Home Centers, Inc. N NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY!! Including furniture packages (on select models) 000E34U 000E2K2 20372 E Pennsylvania Ave., #6, Dunnellon Sat. 9-5 Sun. 11-4 Mon. Fri. 9-6 (352) 465-1515 Your One Stop Shop For All Your Pets Needs Voted Best Grooming In Town Deshedding Solutions For Skin & Ear Infections State-Of-The-Art Grooming All Natural Pet Foods 0 0 0 E 3 S Z 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 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 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 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 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 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 S OUTH M ARION C ITIZEN D IRECTORY A SK FOR M ICHEL N ORTHSEA AT 854-3986 The Reason to Believe... Worship Call to 682184 R AMUNNO L AW F IRM P A Lorenzo Ramunno, Esq. Member of Florida Bar and New York Bar Wills and Estate Planning Probate Law Trusts and Trust Administration Real Estate Contracts Powers of Attorney Pre-Marital Agreements We offer free consultations for Estate Planning Serving clients in Florida for 23 years. Call to schedule an appointment. 000E3M5 352-854-5570 www.flprobate.net Ramunno Law Firm MAIN OFFICE OFF HWY. 200 Jasmine Professional Park 7500 SW 61st Ave., #100 Ocala, FL 34476 Estate Planning Wills Trusts Real Estate Probate Corporations Medicaid Qualifying Tax Law 7480 SW SR 200 Ocala, FL 34476 Robert A. Stermer, LL.M (TAX) Attorney At Law 000DVT4 8 6 1 0 4 4 7 8 6 1 0 4 4 7 861 0447 No Charge for Initial Consultation The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our qualificati ons and experience. 000E5J8 The Truesdell Professional Building 200 N.W. 52nd Avenue Ocala, Fl 34482 KELLEAN K. TRUESDELL, J.D., LLM Attorney & Counselor at Law (352) 873-4141 or KelleanTruesdell.com My Florida Estate Planning Workshop is available any day at any hour. Wills, Living Trusts, Financial and Medical Powers of Attorney, Probate, Medicaid, Long-Term Care, Asset Protection, Federal Death Tax Minimization, Trust Administration, Elder Law and Personal LifeCare Services.

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Friday, March 1, 2013 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 20 ~ Friday, March 1, 2013 www.smcitizen.com T he bloodmobile from Floridas Blood Centers will be in the parking lot in front of the Palm Grove Club on Thursday, March 7, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please come and donate the gift of life. Do You Remember?Tune in channel 12 for Len Teitlers presentation of the recent seminar at Oak Run with Yogi Andrew and Ingrid Crane. It will air following FYI daily at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. from March 1 to March 8. Troubadours Tickets, tickets, tickets!. You will be hearing a lot about ticket selling from the Troubadours. We will start our ticket sales at the Orchid Club from 8 to 10:30 a.m. on Mondays, March 4, 11, 18, 25, Wednesdays, March 6 13, 20, 27, and Saturdays, March 9 and 23. Saturday night, March 23, we will also sell tickets from 5:30 to 7 p.m. April ticket sale dates are Mondays, April 1 and 8, Wednesdays, April 3 and 10 and Saturdays, April 6 and 13. You will need to get your tickets early, especially the reserved seats. They go very fast. We have four wheelchair spaces in the first row of each section, two on each side. We will also be selling tickets at Palm Grove on Thursdays during our regular rehearsal time from 1 to 3 p.m. The dates are March 7, 14, 21, 28. April dates are 4 and 11. Last day to buy would be Saturday, April 13, at the Orchid Club. You can also buy tickets at the door. For more information call Barbara Ferguson at 352-897-1237 or Elvira Rusconi at 352-873-1254. We are so excited over the wonderful music we are learning. It has been a fun and challenging experience. We work very hard so we can give you our very best. Our theme this year is The Music of Life and it covers a vast array of beautiful music. Youll hear some new soloists, ensembles, and other surprises. We invite you to come and hear the awesome talent we have in Oak Run. You will be pleasantly surprised. We also invite those of you who would like to sing in our group to contact Dr. Mary Beth Lake at 352-873-8787. We welcome all singers. We look forward to seeing you at the concert.!! Upstate New York ClubUpstate New York Club will be selling tickets for their March 25 event, on March 9 from 8 to 10 a.m. and March 16 from 10 a.m. to noon. Ticket sales will be held both days at the Orchid Club. There will be a catered dinner with coffee, tea and yummy dessert. You may bring the beverage of your choice. Tickets are $12 for members and $14 for guests. A variety of skits and musical entertainment will be provided by the Golden Troopers. Remember 6 p.m. on March 25 at Palm Grove. Please let us know of any new residents from upstate New York so we can contact and welcome them. For ticket information call Steve at 352-861-1223. For other information call Carl at 215778-0864. Baby Boomers Hard RockHey Boomers and guests, the Hard Rock trip is April 16. Do you have your Blood drive to take place at Palm Grove next Thursday Oak Run Carol Wheeler Above, some of the visitors to the Oak Run Arts and Crafts show looking at the items on display. At left, Milt and Margarethe Nachbar of Oak Run hold their art work.PHOTOS BY RON RATNER PLEASESEEOAK RUN PAGE21 National Cremation Society Considering Cremation? REGISTER TO WIN A FREE CREMATION PLAN Come join the National Cremation Society for a FREE Lunch & Informational Seminar on the benefits of pre-planning your cremation When the time comes wouldnt you prefer your loved ones celebrate your legacy rather than stress about making arrangements? Give them the relief theyll need during a tough time. Well discuss: Affordable options and savings Veterans benefits Worldwide Away-From-Home Protection And much more... RESERVATION REQUIRED Limited seating available. CALL NOW! 1-352-319-6816 First time attendees only please. *Free cremation does not include Travel Protection Plan. GOLDEN CORRAL 2111 SW College Road Tue. Mar. 5 11:00 AM Lunch OASIS RESTAURANT 7651 SR 200 Circle Square Plaza Thurs. Mar. 7 10:30 AM Lunch RED LOBSTER 3393 SW College Road Tue. Mar. 12 11:00 AM Lunch 000E68M 000DZU9 EXPIRES 3/31/13 WMM SMC Must have 4 players. Not valid with any other offer. Book Tee Times Online www.pineoaksocala.com 7 DAYS A WEEK FOURSOME SPECIAL $ 9 9 0 0 $ 99 00 + Tax Valid After 9AM All inclusive: 18 holes of golf, golf carts & hotdog lunch special. Mon. Thurs. 11 am 8:30 pm Fri. & Sat. 11 am 9:30 pm Closed on Sunday 8602 SW SR 200, 103rd St. Plaza 8 7 3 0 2 2 3 Ocala, Florida 8 7 3 0 2 2 3 873-0223 SATURDAY TUESDAY ONE LARGE ONE LARGE CHEESE PIZZA CHEESE PIZZA $6.99 $6.99 With purchase of beverage. Exp. 3/8/13 MONDAY 20% OFF 20% OFF LUNCH LUNCH Excluding Tues., Sat., and Specials. With purchase of beverage. Exp. 3/8/13 TWO DINNERS FOR $20.00 TWO DINNERS FOR $20.00 Choice of: Veal Parm, Lasagna, Chicken Parm, Eggplant Parm, Shrimp Scampi. 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Friday, March 1, 2013 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com www.smcitizen.com 8 ~ Friday, March 1, 2013 BY RICH LOWRY The least-plausible sentence in the English language is We know this works, when those words are spoken by President Barack Obama. He said them the other week in his State of the Union address about early-childhood education. President Obama called for universal preschool funded by the federal government in cooperation with the states. He cited study after study showing that investment in Pre-K pays for itself several times over by creating better outcomes for children. He said this about two months after the release of a devastating report on the ineffectiveness of the federal governments alreadyexisting $8 billion-a-year Pre-K program, Head Start. The study wasnt published by The Heritage Foundation. It was conducted by the Department of Health and Human Services, which presumably doesnt have a right-wing agenda or bristle with hostility toward children. Grover Whitehurst of the Brookings Institution calls the study one of the most ambitious, methodologically rigorous, and expensive federal program evaluations carried out in the last quarter century. The HHS study concluded that there were initial positive impacts from having access to Head Start, but by the end of 3rd grade there were very few impacts ... The few impacts that were found did not show a clear pattern of favorable or unfavorable impacts for children. One would have thought that an elaborate, state-of-the-art study of Head Start would have merited mention in a speech advocating expansion of Head Start-like programs. Instead, the president invoked study after study to create an impression of empirical certainty that, at the very least, doesnt exist. He said the experience of Oklahoma and Georgia with Pre-K is that it makes it more likely kids will go on to graduate high school, hold jobs and form stable families. Glenn Kessler, the fact-checker at The Washington Post, interviewed people close to the Oklahoma and Georgia programs, and they didnt know what the president was talking about. Believers in Pre-K usually cite the success of the Perry Preschool Project and the Abecedarian Project, widely heralded early-childhood education programs from the 1960s and the 1970s. But Grover Whitehurst notes what sets them apart: They were very small, lavishly funded, multiyear programs run by small teams of highly committed experts. The question is whether they can replicate them on a vast scale. The 40-year experience of Head Start, now serving 1 million children, says no. If the state of the research mattered to the president, he would be cautious rather than audacious in his Pre-K goals. He would focus on at-risk kids, who have the most to gain from Pre-K, rather than launching a new universal program. He would want more research on what does and doesnt work at the state level rather than declaring the question settled for all time. He would support incrementalism rather than a vast expansion on top of a failed Head Start. But he has an ideological commitment to an expansive government and an unshakable faith in its ability, given enough funding and the right rules and regulations, to overcome any obstacle. So impervious is his point of view to the evidence that even his own Department of Health and Human Services cant penetrate it.Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.(c) 2013 by King Features Synd., Inc. T he events of this past weekend emphasized to me that I wonder why people go to auto races and sit down low, but its not just for the reasons you might expect. True, the safety factor is there, especially after Saturdays crash in the Nationwide series race, which usually attracts only about a five-second mention on most sportscasts. But when you count the number of races and then count the incidents such as this, youll see how rare it is. To me, though, the ability to follow the race is more important. When you sit down low, the cars go flying by at 180 mph or better, almost a mere blip, and then theyre gone again for a while until they come around again. Meanwhile, the lead could have changed a couple of times, or there could have been an accident on the far reaches of the track that slow the cars down by the time they get to you. If I were going to a place like Daytona, Id want to sit high where I could see everything. Better still, stay home and watch it on television. If you know a lot about auto racing, mute the announcers and just watch the race while carrying on a conversation with those around you. If something happens, you can quickly unmute the TV. You know theyre going to show a replay a dozen times or so, anyway. Saturdays crash was devastating to a lot of people. Although none of the injuries was classified as life-threatening, you can imagine that the pain of injury will continue for a long time. For those who had a narrow escape, the thought of what might have happened will linger. Now the attention turns to prevention, as NASCAR looks to ways to protect the fans from the debris after a violent crash such as this one. Some have suggested an additional fence a few feet away from the existing one, but its already been pointed out that some fans might not like being moved further away from the track. Its worthy of note, however, that NASCAR has taken great pains over the years to make the cars safer for the drivers. In this case the focus has been, rightly so, on the spectators, as the engine and wheels of a car went flying into the grandstand. But consider the driver. This was a violent crash that literally sheared the car in two. Had the wheels and engine stayed on the track, we would have been praising the safety features that allowed the driver to climb out and walk away from the accident while parts of his vehicle were scattered all over. Im glad everyone will eventually be all right after this accident, but lets face reality. Accidents are why a lot of people tune in to auto racing in the first place. Theyll call it a dull race if there are no caution flags. As for me, Ill stay home and watch on TV. Theres no flying debris in my living room, and theres a pause button if I have to leave the room to prepare a snack. Jim Clark is the editor of the South Marion Citizen. PUBLISHER : GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Citizen The opinions expressed in South Marion Citizen editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns. Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 854-3986. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via email. 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. L ast week, the Marion County Commission voted 3-2 to reject the cuts in property taxes authorized by Florida Amendment 11, which passed with 61 percent of the vote last November. Newcomers Earl Arnett and David Moore voted for the cuts, while the three veterans of the commission, Kathy Bryant, Stan McClain and Carl Zalak vote no. Last year when the amendment was on the ballot, we recommended defeat, saying the effect would be minimal on the public if passed but would hurt the local tax base. We stand by that. The majority of the commissioners apparently agreed, saying, as we did last year, that the county and schools couldnt afford to take another hit on the taxes. Some of the objections to the countys decision have been vocal, almost to the point of being irrationally passionate. Some people fail to examine the issue more closely. They claim, loud and long, that the county is going against 61 percent of the voters in Florida. Actually, thats not correct. The county is doing exactly what the amendment authorized. Go back and read the amendment again and youll find it authorized county and city governments to vote on whether to grant the new exception, and thats exactly what the county did. The fact that some people dont like the way the county voted doesnt mean the county rejected what the voters of the state approved. The new proposed tax exception carries three stipulations. The first is that the home must be valued below $250,000. Well agree that applies to many homes in this area. The second sets an income threshold for the homeowner, There may be some people who fall into that category. The third condition, however, is the one that would make the rule difficult to follow in this area. The person receiving the exemption must have lived in the same house for 25 years. That means that, if you qualify on the other two rules, you must have moved into your house either in 1988 or before. Otherwise, you dont qualify. That, we expect, would eliminate a lot of people. So before everyone starts throwing stones, they should sit back and cool off. They may find that their protests are unnecessary. Being a county commissioner means making some tough decisions. In this recent vote, all five voted their conscience. You cant ask for much more than that. S UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Amendment 11 isnt for us Happy watching races on television The president doesnt know how this works READER OPINIONS INVITED Jim Clark Editor LETTER TO THE EDITOR Entitlements? We definitely need to get things straightened out with the correct meaning of how the word entitlement is used. Benefits such as Social Security are earned, workers compensation is earned, welfare is unearned, food stamps are unearned Medicare B is taken out of our Social Security, so it is earned. Medicaid is supposed to be for the poor people of this country not for illegal aliens. You cannot lump everything into one category. Medicaid fraud is out of control something needs to be done, just leave Medicare alone. Why would anyone want to get a job when you get more money on welfare, food stamps, WIC, SSD and unemployment and believe me they know how to work the system. People who come to this country legally are suppose to be able to get a job, learn the language and read and write to become citizens. Cant anyone see what is wrong here? Just what entitles these illegals to come here and reap the unearned entitlements that they are getting, free everything including health care. This country would empty out fast if we cut these unearned entitlements off. I am a citizen born and bred here and when I had my children I had to pay through the nose for them, I couldnt run to another country have them, not pay for it and then call them citizens and go back to my country. We have been giving this country away a little bit at a time and we are now just about bankrupt, does PLEASESEELETTER PAGE10 tickets yet? Tickets will be on sale inside donut drop-in on Saturday, March 9 from 9 to 11 a.m. (Note the ticket sales will be inside the Orchid Club auditorium during donut drop-in.) Just $21 gets $30 in free play and bus transportation including gratuity. The bus leaves promptly from the Palm Grove lot at 11:30 a.m. and departs the Hard Rock at 6:30 p.m. Call Adele at 352-8544963 for additional information. New York ClubJust a reminder that on March 27 well be having Prom Night 2 with music by The Sounds of Time. Tickets go on sale March 11 in the card room from 10 a.m. to noon. Check your cubby holes for more information. Proper attire is requested. Feel like the kings and queens of the ball. A sit-down dinner will be served but the caterer has not been confirmed at this time. If you have any questions please contact Jeannie (352-854-1172). On the agenda is a trip to Tampa Bay Downs on April 3. Check with Linda (352-362-8131) to see if any seats are available. Cost is $44 each. If you know of anyone in the club who would like kind word, please call Ginny (352-854-5120). An, dont forget your dues for 2013 of $6 each. Join this great club for lots of fun and camaraderie. If you have any suggestions for places to visit or themes for our dances please contact John McHale (352-362-3465). Laurel Oaks PartyThe famous Laurel Oaks St. Patricks Day party will be held on Wednesday, March 13, at the Orchid Club. Green and white carnations will grace each table with balloons floating overhead. A choice of four different styles of Irish party hats are available for each person. A beautiful green bead necklace with three shamrocks is presented to each of the ladies along with other surprises. Yes, there are beads for the gents as well. Everyone receives a green shamrock wrist bracelet! There will Irish tunes and more from the keyboard of Elaine Fitchpatrick. Top it off with a delicious corned beef and cabbage dinner. Bring the beverage of your choice. Join in the Irish trivia contest, sing along, 50/50 and other surprises! Yes, you could go home with the (possible) $5,000 door prize!! The best St. Patricks party in Ocala and only $12 per person! Check your cubby for the flyer. For more information call Paula at 352-237-4550. You will not want to miss this wonderful Laurel Oaks party!! Irish American Club Tickets for the St. Pattys dance are still available. Cost is $15 for members and $20 for guests. Please call Gloria Bartosik at 352-873-6989. The dance will be held on Thursday, March 14, at the Palm Grove Club. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The menu is corned beef and cabbage, stuffed chicken breast, mashed potatoes, carrots, dessert and coffee. Soda will be served. You may bring any other beverages of your choice. We want to thank all the new members, and the old members, for turning out for the membership drive and our St. Pattys dance. Your turnout has saved our club from closing. We have decided that our new theme song will now be Staying Alive. The next function for our club will be held on May 23. Tickets will be on sale on May 8. Our theme for this dance as well as the menu will be announced in the next bulletin. Stay tuned. Performing Arts Company The Odd CoupleIt takes more than some actors and a director to put on a stage play. There are generally more off-stage people involved than those on stage but the onstage people get the public acclaim. For the Performing Arts Companys Odd Couple we have 24 people working offstage and that doesnt include people such as ushers or those that load and unload the scenery that goes on stage. Madie Brown is our house manager, charged with getting seating set up, enlisting a large number of people to be ushers and training them, being responsible for getting the auditorium cleaned up after each show. JoAnn Veale and Sharon Opdkyke are our prop people. They venture out to the thrift stores or go begging and borrowing, looking for the numerous items needed on stage. We have as little as 45 seconds in some instances to make costume changes between acts and the people who make that happen are Sara Schmitt and Pat Dibartolo. Then we have Mary Koenig heading up the makeup department. You probably think those actors are just naturally good looking; in reality Mary makes them look that good. The list goes on and in future articles well touch on more of these miracle workers. Remaining tickets for the dinner theatre are limited; call Shari Weber at 352-8540116 for the few vacant tables. For the remaining shows, if you cant get to one of the public sales call Linda Noel at 352-873-9908. Oak Run TravelWe just have to brag a little. Our travelers who went to see Hooray For Hollywood have been calling to tell us how great the show was and that the food at the Blackwater Inn was phenomenal. Also received high-fives for the Buddy Holly Story. Seats at both shows were the best in the house they said. With this kind of response you better grab up the last few tickets remaining for the following three trips coming up soon. On Friday, March 15, we are going shopping at The Florida Mall, trip 17. As always, this trip is hosted by Della Blanchard, our shopping expert, who changed this from the original Brandon Mall as shown in the brochure to the Florida Mall. You can get your Easter shopping done early and also enjoy lunch at one of many restaurants. Cost is just $23 which includes the bus drivers trip. Call Della now! At Ed Fletchers Dinner Theatre on May 4 after enjoying a wonderful buffet you will see Over The River and Through The Woods (trip 23). This comedy is about a young man who wants to go off on his own but is stymied by grandparents on both sides of his Italian-American family. Call Emily and Paul Pike for information and tickets. Trip 24, Hard Rock Casino trip 3 of 2013, is on Wednesday, May 8. The bus leaves at 8 a.m. which allows us to return early like so many of you prefer to do. The cost of $22 per person includes the bus drivers tip. Call Valerie Oddo to get your seat and be sure you have your player number or drivers license to sign up for this trip. Royal Oaks Womens 18 Hole Golf Tuesday, Feb. 19, the game was David and Goliath. What? Only the 5 longest and the 4 shortest holes counted for the final score. And the winners were: 1st Flight 1st place, Nancy Lefebvre, 2nd place, Roseann Lavacca, 3rd place, Joanne Ellis; 2nd Flight 1st place, Sheila Adams, 2nd place, Donna Gwin, 3rd place, Joan OBrien, and tied for 4th were Dianna Love, Bette Johnson and Bea Terry; 3rd Flight 1st place, Patty Dougherty, 2nd place, Mary Kay Frandsen, 3rd place, B. J. Lassiter, 4th place, Joanne Morris. Closest to the pin was Kathy Kollar. Kudos to the winners!! Royal Oaks Lady NinersLast week we were rained out for our Sweetheart Scramble,but we all had a great time with cocktails and dinner. The room looked elegant with all the decorations that Patty Waddell, Rea Stover and Diana Schmidt put up. Elsa Berbig secured the entertainment and it was singers from Oak Run. They all had beautiful voices. On Feb. 21 we played tee to green and in the A flight Patty Waddell and BJ Lassiter tied for first; 2nd. was Bette Johnson. In flight B 1st. was Vange Bell, 2nd. Julie Jackson, 3rd. Diana Schmidt and there were three tied in 4th, Cindy Kocher, Joan Scholl and Darlene Lamo. We had three chip-ins Darlene Lamo #6, Vange Bell #7 and Carolee Rolia #4. Closest to pin on #6 was BJ Lassiter.Royal Oaks Mens Golf The second Royal Oaks Mens Golf Association tournament of 2013 was conducted over four days beginning Feb.15 and concluding Friday Feb.22. The format was match play and the event was hosted by ROMGA President John Terry. The winners were as follows: White tee, flight one first place Emmet Dowling, second place Dick Blackburn, third place Dave Dawson; flight two first place Ron Kowalewski, second place Bob Albright, third place Frank Kelly; flight threefirst place John DeSalvo, second place Tom Ducz, third place John Terry. Red tee, flight one first place Stan Weckstein, second place Bob Cunningham, third place failed to qualify; flight two first place Mike Madill, second place Chuck Engel, third place Dick Berbig; flight three first place Clint Johnson, second place Joe Paller, third place failed to qualify Following golf on Friday Royal Oaks served a buffet lunch in the pavilion. The weather was good and all who atOAK RUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 20 Blue Cross & Blue Shield Tri Care Standard Tri Care For Life Medicare Assignment Network Blue Blue Options BCBS Medicare Advantage Plans On Site: Laboratory X-ray EKG Ultrasound Holter Monitors Pulmonary Function Echocardiogram Bone Density C o u n t r y s i d e M e d i c a l Countryside Medical Family Practice 873-4458 H RS : M ON -F RI 8:00 A M .5:00 P M 000E4WJ Dr. Lee, D.O. Dr. Peterzell, D.O. 7860 SW 103 RD S T R D B LDG 100, S UITE 101 O CALA FL 34476 COUNTRYSIDEMED COM Daphne R. 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What you ultimately discover could lead you to make some changes in your plans. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) A new sense of enthusiasm helps get you out of on-the-job doldrums and back into a productive phase. Family matters also benefit from your more positive attitude. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) A bit of nostalgia is fine. But dont stay back in the past too long or you might miss seeing the signpost up ahead pointing the way to a new opportunity. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) If you feel you need to take more time to study a situation before making a decision, do so. Dont let anyone push you into acting until youre ready. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) As the Great Advice Giver, the Goat really shines this week as family and friends seek your wisdom. Someone especially close to you might make a request. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Spiritual concerns dominate part of the week before more worldly matters demand your attention. An old promise resurfaces with some surprises attached. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Youre in a highly productive period and are eager to finish all the projects youve taken on. But dont let yourself get swamped. Take a breather now and again. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a gift for learning new things quickly and applying your knowledge to best advantage where needed. Saturday, March 16 Loo k ing f or ven d or s Come join us on March 16 at Oak Runs annual Plant Sale and Craft Show. There are tables available inside the Orchid Club for $15 per table. The show will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. We will have entertainment and food available. Please call Patricia Callahan 352-484-0895) or Sharon Cariglio 315-383-2138) for more information. Our proceeds are donated to CCF s Horticulture Scholarship program. Run w al k f or Unite d WayUnited Way of Marion Countys high school youth program is hosting a St. Patricks Day 5K run/walk on Saturday, March 16, at 8 a.m. downtown at Ocala City Hall to benefit the United Way. Entry fee is $20 before Monday, March 11 and $25 afterward. Race forms can be downloaded at www.uwmc.org or participants can register at Active.com. Sponsorships are still available. For more information, call Tina Banner at 352-732-9696. Wo m an s Club f a s hion s ho w, luncheon The GFWC Greater Ocala Womans Club will hold its spring fashion show and luncheon on Saturday, March 16, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Druid Hills United Methodist Church, Southeast 17th Street and Lake Weir Road, Ocala. Donation is $20. Proceeds go toward local charities. Fashions are provided by Belk. There is limited seating, so RSVP by March 8 to Charlene at 352-6224-2175 or Rosalie at 352-237-9509. Thursday, March 21 Air Force group to m eet The March meeting of the Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association (AFA) will be held on Thursday, March 21 at 7 p.m. at the Ocala Regional Airport Administration Building, 750 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. Guests are always welcome. For more information contact Mike Emig at 352-8548328. Friday, March 22 Lion s Club o ff er s ca s ino trip The Ocala 200 Lions Club is having a Seminole Hard Rock Casino trip on Friday, March 22. The bus will leave at 8 a.m. from the Winn-Dixie, old Porters store, parking lot on State Road 200, Ocala. The cost is $30 per person but each person is given a $30 casino reimbursement. Make checks payable to the Ocala 200 Lions Club. Reservation deadline is March 13. For more information call Diane Melnick, 352-8612730 or email her at, melnick8350@aol.com Saturday, March 23 Sa dd le Oa k Club yar d s ale The Saddle Oak Club will hold its annual yard sale on Saturday, March 23, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the development on State Road 200 across from Heath Brook The yard sale will be in the clubhouse and on clubhouse grounds by all the community residents. Breakfast will be served with sandwiches and coffee. Lunch will be soup and sandwiches. There will also be a bake sale. The event is open to the public. Saturday, April 6 S w a m p Fo x Spring Fling Calling all chili cooks and classic car owners! Francis Marion Military Academy is hosting The Swamp Fox Spring Fling on April 6, at the Ocala Shrine Club on 4301 S.E. Maricamp Road. Please visit www.swampfoxevents.com or call Charlie DeMenzes at 352-843-7790 for more information to sign up a chili team or enter a vehicle. 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PLEASE PRESENT THIS AD TO GUARD AT GATE OPEN HOUSE 8711-B SW 96TH LANE For more information, go to www.bigsunrealty.com, click on Open Houses 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 8851-D SW 92ND PLACE DIRECTIONS: SW Hwy. 200 OTOW main gate, T/R SW 89th Ct. Rd., T/L SW 92nd Ln., to home on left. PLEASE PRESENT THIS AD TO GUARD AT GATE OPEN HOUSE 8851-D SW 92ND PLACE For more information, go to www.bigsunrealty.com, click on Open Houses GREAT SNOWBIRD 2/2/1.5 VILLA with many upgrades, oversized one car garage, living/dining rm. combo, eat-in kitchen with snack bar, overlooking the Florida rm. under heat/AC, plus open backyard patio and rocking chair front porch. The carpet and tile are neutral colors. MLS#381226/LBK/MIL . . . . . $47,500 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 8879-A SW 96TH LANE DIRECTIONS: OTOW main gate, T/R on SW 85th Ter, T/L SW 96th Ln to Home on Right. PLEASANTLY REMODELED 2/2/2. Plus family room. Tile throughout, raised panel cabinets and quartz countertop in kitchen and much more! MLS#380424/DP/ROM $54,900 8700-B SW 98TH STREET ROAD DIRECTIONS: Main Hwy. 200 OTOW entrance (99th Ave.), T/L @ 85th Terr. Rd., T/R @ 98th St. Rd., bear ri ght on 98th St. Rd., home on left. COME AND TAKE A LOOK This 2 bdrm, 2 bath home is sitting right across the street from the community pool, its like having your own pool with NO maintenance! Hardwood floors in all rms. except tile in both baths, new base boards, newer double pane windows thru-out, newer appliances, new toilets, all new doors inside, new kitchen sink, counter top & back splash. Theres simply too much to mention MLS#385267/BH/BOT . . . . . . . . . $62,500 PLEASE PRESENT THIS AD TO GUARD AT GATE OPEN HOUSE 8700-B SW 98TH STREET ROAD For more information, go to www.bigsunrealty.com, click on Open Houses PLEASE PRESENT THIS AD TO GUARD AT GATE OPEN HOUSE 8879-A SW 96TH LANE For more information, go to www.bigsunrealty.com, click on Open Houses OP EN SUNDA Y 12:00-1:00 PM O N T OP OF THE WORLD OPEN SUNDAY 12:30-1:30 PM O N T OP OF THE WORLD OP EN SUNDAY 1:30-2:30 PM O N T OP OF THE WORLD OPEN SUNDAY 2:00-3:00 PM ON TOP OF THE WORLD P INE RUN ESTATES O N T OP OF THE WORLD OAK RUN O N T OP OF THE WORLD O N T OP OF THE WORLD SPRUCE CREEK PRESER VE O N T OP OF THE WORLD O N T OP OF THE WORLD 000DVT1 REALTY One Week Real Estate School Foxfire Realty Has Expanded Now Hiring! Full Training! Call Today! Now Hiring Naomi Furbush 352-479-0123

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Friday, March 1, 2013 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com 6 ~ Friday, March 1, 2013 www.smcitizen.com T he Landing Lites will perform their spring Pops Concert on Saturday, March 9, at 7 p.m. in the Lifestyle Center. The 40-member Marion Landing resident chorus will be singing 11 great 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. 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 easily 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. Community Yard Sale The Marion Landing Community Yard Sale is scheduled for March 30 and will be held from 8 a.m. to noon in the Lifestyle Center parking lot. The public is welcome, and there will be lots of treasures for you to find. Residents: this is your opportunity to clean up, clean out, and sell your unwanted items to the public. Parking spots/tables will be sold to residents on a first come, first served basis on Wednesday, March 20, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Lifestyle Center. More details are in the March Communicator and will be announced at Tuesday morning Socials. Little Theatre showMarion Landing Little Theatre will present their spring production, Wedding Belles, on Saturday, March 23, at 7 p.m. This light-hearted comedy is set in Landing Lites concert March 9 in the Lifestyle Center Marion Landing Diane Bress PHOTO BY DIANE BRESSMarion Landing residents begin the games at the Feb. 20 Games Party. PHOTO BY DIANE BRESSReady to welcome participants to the Marion Landing Games Party are (right to left) Event Chair Lois Norris, Co-Chair Janice Wood, and volunteers Mary Jo Eggers and Pat Smith. PLEASESEELANDING PAGE24 Tuesday, March 12 Charity pro-am at Ocala OpenA charity pro-am event kicks off the Ocala Open on Tuesday, March 12, at Candler Hills Golf Club. Proceeds from the event benefit Hospice of Marion County and Interfaith Emergency Services. Start the day with breakfast, then select a tee gift at the Nike tent. Participants will warm-up next to pros who will be vying for Ocala Open honors; play golf with a pro and get a few pointers on your own game. The day concludes with the Champions Roundup Barbecue and Awards Luncheon. For more information, call 352-861-9712.Wednesday, March 13 Tom Shelton concert scheduledGospel Musician Thomas Shelton, member of Whos Who in American Music, is internationally known and has appeared in the United States and 11 other countries. He presents his vocal concert on Wednesday, March 13, 7 p.m. Admission is free; a love offering will be taken. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, www.ccomc.org/. Friday, March 15 3-day Woods and Meadow saleWoods and Meadows will have its community sale (there are 155 homes in the community) on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 15-17, starting at 8 a.m. For information, call 352-509-4141. Woods and Meadows is off 103rd Street Road, east of 80th Avenue. Follow the signs each house will have signs posted. Vendors wanted for Spring ExpoBusiness owners are invited to set up booths at the Spring Expo sponsored by the West Marion Business Association on Friday, March 15. The Spring Expo is from noon to 5 p.m .at the Circle Square Commons Cultural Center. Booths are available on a first come, first serve basis and cost from $100 to $175. Electric is available. Reserve your booth space, or learn more, by visiting our website at, westmba.com or contacting Erin Jones, eajones@brickcitytitle.net, 352-274-3511. Saturday, March 16 OCala St. Patricks Day eventThe 11th annual OCalas St. Patricks Day will take place on the downtown Square on Saturday, March 16, from 4 to 9 p.m. Entertainment this year will include many great Irish dance groups and two great bands! An Triur will perform a very traditional Irish sound that will make you feel like you are feeling the breeze just atop the Emerald Isle. The main performers for the evening, the band that will get your Irish blood flowing is Seven Nations! There will be plenty of food to enjoy including corn beef sandwiches and corn beef and cabbage! There will be arts and crafts vendors providing all kinds of unique items of your interest. Fun games and activities for children and adults including the face painting, arts and crafts, dunk tank, jousting stands and Bounce House! The dunk tank will be held as a charitable attraction, so make sure to make someone get soaked! Celtic Celebration at OTOW Come join the party as the Circle Square Commons Town Square gets green for a Celtic Celebration! Enjoy live entertainment by The Blarney Stones as they perform traditional songs from Ireland, nostalgic banter and hilarious jokes. Also performing will be the talented Hogan School of Irish Dance who will wow! you with contemporary and traditional dance performances. Join us for this free event on Saturday, March 16 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Circle Square Commons Town Square, 8409 S.W. 80th St., Ocala. For more information call 352-854-3670 or visit our website: www.CircleSquareCommons.comDunnellon Knights hold dance The Knights of Columbus, Council 8510 will host its annual St. Patricks Day Dinner Dance on March 16. The dance is open to all of Irish descent and those who wish to be Irish for just an evening of fun and frolic. The dance will be held in the parish hall of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church located at 7525 U.S. Highway 41 in Dunnellon. It will feature corned beef and cabbage, potato and carrots, Irish soda bread and an awesome dessert table and cash bar. Happy hour begins at 5:30 p.m. with dinner served at 6:30. Music will be provided by Joe Koos with dancing until 10. 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(352) 622-9007 Call Today For Appointment Providing Comprehensive Healthcare For The Entire Family Monday Friday 8 A M 5 P M Christine A. Kogoy P.A.-C 2118 SW 20th PL Suite 102, Ocala 34471 (Off of SW 19th Ave. Rd.) BCBS, Blue Options, Cigna, United Health Care, Aetna, Tricare, Medicare and most insurances accepted/billed. Dr. James John Wisdo, D.O. www.wisdofamilymedicine.com 000DZPL 7201 SW Hwy. 200 Ocala (352) 629-0900 (4 miles west of I-75, just before Lowes) (4 miles west of I-75, just before Lowes) (352) 629-0900 Other locations throughout the southeast 7201 SW Hwy. 200 Ocala GREAT FINANCING ON EZ-GO CARTS! GOLF CARS STARTING AT $1,995 WHAT BATTERY A RE Y OU L OOKING F OR ??? 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One Chair Cleaned FREE Sofa & Love Seat $ 65 Dryer & Vent Cleaning Specia l $ 50 25 Years Carpet Cleaning 3 Room Minimum $ 15 Per Room Most Cars Complete Service Top Off Fluids Check Air Pressure In Tires Inspect Belts 7 Hoses Must present coupon. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 3/8/13 Lube-Oil-Filter FREE TIRE ROTATION With Oil Change $ 21 95 Up to 5 qts. oil, 5W30 or 15W40 200 Store. Must present coupon. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 3/8/13 Starting At $79.95 $ 10 OFF 4 Wheel Alignment Parts Extra Yes WE can align that! Must present coupon. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 3/8/13 Most Cars. Must present coupon. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 3/8/13 Cooling Service $ 39 95 Drain & Fill Radiator Inspect Hoses and Water Pump Includes 1 Gallon Antifreeze CV Axles $ 149 95 Per Side Starting At Most Cars. Pine Ave. Store. Must present coupon. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 3/8/13 Exhaust Mufflers $ 79 95 Installed Starting At T EE P EE T IRE & BUDGET MUFFLER Family Owned And Operated Certified Techs Est. 1990 SR 200 & 91st Ave. 237-5599 2040 N. Pine Ave. 622-0075 WE KNOW TIRES DARE TO COMPARE 000E3MG Must present coupon. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 3/8/13 Basic A/C Check $ 21 95 000E5RE W i s d o Family Medicine Wisdo is Welcoming NEW PATIENTS! (352) 622-9007 Call Today For Appointment Providing Comprehensive Healthcare For The Entire Family Monday Friday 8 A M 5 P M Christine A. Kogoy P.A.-C 2118 SW 20th PL Suite 102, Ocala 34471 (Off of SW 19th Ave. Rd.) BCBS, Blue Options, Cigna, United Health Care, Aetna, Tricare, Medicare and most insurances accepted/billed. Dr. James John Wisdo, D.O. www.wisdofamilymedicine.com 000DZPL 7201 SW Hwy. 200 Ocala (352) 629-0900 (4 miles west of I-75, just before Lowes) (4 miles west of I-75, just before Lowes) (352) 629-0900 Other locations throughout the southeast 7201 SW Hwy. 200 Ocala GREAT FINANCING ON EZ-GO CARTS! GOLF CARS STARTING AT $1,995 WHAT BATTERY A RE Y OU L OOKING F OR ??? Automotive Marine Lawn Mower Golf Cart Cordless Phone Riding Toys Computer Back Up Tractor Motorcycle ATV Camcorder Cellular Phone Wheel Chairs Game Feeder Emergency Lights Security Systems Battery Packs Laptop Computers Alkaline Complete Stock Of Batteries For: CUSTOM BATTERY PACKS LAPTOP COMPUTER BATTERIES CAMCORDER BATTERIES WHEELCHAIR BATTERIES SECURITY SYSTEM BATTERIES AUTOMOTIVE BATTERIES FARM TRACTOR BATTERIES JET SKI BATTERIES GAME FEED BATTERIES MARINE BATTERIES CELL PHONE BATTERIES POWER WHEELS BATTERIES WATCH BATTERIES KEY REMOTE BATTERIES TRUCK BATTERIES CORDLESS PHONE BATTERIES EMERGENCY LIGHT BATTERIES ATV BATTERIES MOTORCYCLE BATTERIES LAWNMOWER BATTERIES Expert advice. 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S.R. 200 Next to the Mulch & Stone Emporium 000E5CC Magic Touch Salon 352-854-2111 Full Service Salon Walk-ins Always Welcome Located in the Friendship Center 000E5QB 000E5CI Your Full Service Jeweler HRS: M-F 9-5 SAT 9-1 Fine Jewelry Fast Repairs Patricia & Richard Laugen Gemologist AJP Goldsmith Friendship Center 8441 SW SR 200 Ste 101 237-2240 C USTOM D ESIGNS R EPAIRS W ATCH & C LOCK R EPAIRS A PPRAISALS N EXT T O F RIENDSHIP B ARBERS G e m G a l l e r i a J e w e l e r s Gem Galleria Jewelers B U Y I N G G O L D B U Y I N G G O L D BUYING GOLD www.gemgalleriajewelers.com www.consignmentjewelryocala.com 000E0WW Independently Owned Susan Minicozzi Owner/Manager 97X12U9@curvesmail.com 6118 SW State Road 200 Ocala, Florida 34476 tel: 352-671-2878 fax: 352-861-6535 www.curveslocal.com/3229/ Curves Complete Curves Circuit with Zumba

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Friday, March 1, 2013 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 24 ~ Friday, March 1, 2013 www.smcitizen.com 000E76D 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!!! HOT TOPICS AT THE BRIDGE Tues., March 5th @ 2:30 PM THE ALTER G: ANTI-GRAVITY TREADMILL FREE trial runs provided by Life Care Center. Presented by Paul Thompson, Rehabilitation Services Manager with Life Care Center of Ocala Tues., March 12th @ 2:30 PM HAVE YOU BEEN FALLING? Test your balance and work on your coordination with The Biodex Balance Machine. Presented by the Physical Therapy Department at Life Care Center of Ocala the early 1900s and illustrates the ordeal one family with five sisters endures when, traditionally, the eldest sister must be the first to marry. Written and directed by Donna Taylor, Little Theatre shows are always a favorite. Tickets are $3 each and are available at Tuesday Socials and in the Activities Office during regular ticket sale hours. Games Party a successThe Games Party, sponsored by our Sunshine Committee, brought 126 residents to the Lifestyle Center on Wednesday, Feb. 20, for an afternoon of fun. It began with lunch, and then participants broke into pre-determined groups to play cards and games such as Hand and Foot, Bridge, Pinochle, Mah Jongg, Bunko, Rummikub and Dominoes, to name a few. Chaired by Lois Norris and co-chaired by Janice Wood, LANDINGCONTINUED FROM PAGE 23 the party was a great success. It takes a lot of time and energy from a lot of people to put on this type of event, and we will acknowledge these volunteers in our next column. But every one of them is sure to say Its worth it! And thats what makes Marion Landing a wonderful place to live. Sunday KaraokeDo you like to sing? Come down to the Lifestyle Center on Sunday afternoon at 2 for a couple of hours of fun singing Karaoke. As long as theres interest, well continue Karaoke each Sunday at 2 p.m., unless another special event is planned. Sit and Be Fit Were now in the second phase of our Sit and Be Fit video exercise class. Participants meet in the Lifestyle Center at 10 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Each workout is 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. Workouts are rotated every four to six weeks to keep the exercises fresh and new, and we complete two half-hour classes in each session. You may join in at any time and participate as long as you like. Come one day, two or all three days. It is suggested that you bring a towel with you to the class, light weights 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 YogaOur Gentle Yoga class meets each Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Great Room and is led by fitness instructor Mary Pat Giffin. You can improve your physical, spiritual and mental well-being by practicing the ancient art of Yoga. The class is modified to accommodate the fitness level of the participants, with some poses done standing, seated or on a mat. Emphasis is placed on proper breathing and form. If youd like to give Yoga a try, please sign up on the sheet hanging on the Activity Wall in the Lifestyle Center. The cost is $5 per class, payable to the instructor at the class. 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 reservation and is non-refundable. This trip will sell out, so make your reservation early. Travel to the Sonntag 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, nakedand 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 PLEASESEELANDING PAGE26 000E3YX LANDSCAPING JAMISON LANDSCAPE & TREE SERVICE Specializing in all phases of tree work, landscape rip outs, design and installs, all around lawn maintenance. FREE ESTIMATES Jeff Jamison 352-321-0404 licensed & insured commercial & residential 10% Discount To Seniors & Military CERAMIC TILE Lawson Tile Floors Walls Tub & Shower Remodel Back Splash Reasonable Rates 34 years Experience (352) 229-5548 Licensed & Insured 000CLG8 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 000CLCO IRRIGATION LLC. 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ROAD 873-6100 Royal Palms Plaza 854-8787 Oak Run REAL ESTATE CORP #1 Team Partners Pat McCullough 299-6688 Charlie Takesian 207-9588 John Kapioski 208-1635 Louise Pace 361-4312 Peggy Simpson 208-6554 Patty Dougherty 502-3096 Jim Petticrew Broker/Manager 216-5852 Tom & Barbara Cernera 812-0626 Shirley Gottfried 216-4655 Stimmel Brooks Team Pat 895-5160 Jerry 274-0930 The Star Realtors o f Marion County Pat Stimmel 895-5160 Jerry Brooks 274-0930 Specializing in retirement communities for the Young At Heart! THE STIMMEL-BROOKS TEAM Featured Homes of the Week Check Out Our Website At: www.ocalaflretirementhomes.com Want to work with someone who really knows Oak Run?! Someone who can show you the great deals in this market? CALL ME, PEGGY SIMPSON! I Sell Oak Run! Peggy Simpson 208-6554 LOOKING FOR THE PERFECT HOME?? CALL ME! LOUISE PACE 361-4312 Are you looking for the BEST HOUSE at the BEST PRICE? Do you want your home SOLD? TEAM #1 We are your Oak Run Specialists We Live, Work & Play Here! The Perfect Place to Live, the PERFECT Time to Buy! Marketing your Home Nationwide, on the Internet, where over 85% of buyers are looking! www.CharlieandPat.com patamc@embarqmail.com Partners Pat & Charlie 299-6688 207-9588 The Serago-Lane Team Lou 804-0159 Lois 789-4516 Popular Monaco model. So many upgrades. 3/2/2 overlooks 8th fairway. Wooded area in back. Newer appliances. Split floor plan. Furniture available for purchase. MUST SEE! $202,800 MLS#384858 Patty Dougherty 502-3096 2/2/1.5 Newport model with large lanai overlooking retention pond, cathedral ceilings, eat-in kitchen, two master suites with walk-in closets, 16x26 garage with room for golf cart! $75,000 MLS#375705 Jim Petticrew 216-5852 Oak Run 2/2/2. New laminate flooring and newer washer and dryer. Maintained lot. Pinehurst Model. 2 shower stalls, one tub in this home. Move right in! $112,000 MLS#382941 Patty Dougherty 502-3096 The ever popular Capistrano model, stucco 2/2/2 1,700 sq. ft. corner lot $159,500 MLS#384117 Jerry Brooks 274-0930 OAK RUN GOLF COURSE LOT! $59,900 MLS#386438 9144 SW 109th Lane 2/2/1, 1,122 sq. ft. Frame Dogwood NBD 1 Tom and Barbara Cernera 812-0626 or 600-1001 www.wesellocalafl.com OAK RUN OPEN HOUSE SUN., MAR. 3RD 1-3 PM OAK RUN OPEN HOUSE SUN., MAR. 3RD 1-3 PM $98,900 MLS#377587 7941 SW 115th Loop 3/2/2, 1,462 sq. ft. CBS Biscayne Villa The Preserve Tom and Barbara Cernera 812-0626 or 600-1001 www.wesellocalafl.com OAK RUN OPEN HOUSE SUN., MAR. 3RD 1-3 PM $109,900 MLS#382955 7395 SW 111th Lane 2/2/2, 1,211 sq. ft. CBS Key West The Fountains Tom and Barbara Cernera 812-0626 or 600-1001 www.wesellocalafl.com OAK RUN OPEN HOUSE SUN., MAR. 3RD 1-3 PM $223,500 MLS#378249 11056 SW 71st Circle 2/2/2, 1,710 sq. ft. 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San Tropez model, 3/2.5/2, nice size lot, cherry cabinets, Corian counters, fans in every room, master bath with tub and shower, closets galore! If youre picky, pick this one! $179,500 MLS#385626 The Serago-Lane Team Lou Serago 804-0159 SPACIOUS AND PRIVATE! 3/2/2 WITH A POOL TOO! Lexington model with a pool! Backs up to the Preserve. Open floor plan, updated kitchen, pool is solar-heated and has new decking and screened cage! Now this is Florida living! $174,900 MLS#379954 John Kapioski 208-1635 UPDATED AND REMODELED Expanded Savannah. NEW roof in 2005, NEW A/C 2010. Large 16x10 expanded family room, 26x10 outdoor patio, ALL NEW APPLIANCES! Exp. kitchen counters/cabinets. $92,000 MLS#382652 John Kapioski 208-1635 PRIVATE BACKYARD! CAPISTRANO MODEL MAKE OFFER RECEIVE BONUS! Candler Hills Home LIKE NEW! Unpack your things and MOVE RIGHT IN! Contact me about the special bonus! $129,900 MLS#379811 Patty Dougherty 502-3096 SNOWBIRDS THIS IS YOUR PERFECT RETREAT! FUSSY? Come see this one! 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Friday, March 1, 2013 ~ 25 www.smcitizen.com 4 ~ Friday, March 1, 2013 www.smcitizen.com SOUTH MARION Citizen The South Marion Citizen is a free community newspaper covering news of communities in southwest Marion County including Oak Run, Pine Run, Palm Cay, On Top of the World, Kingsland Country Estates, Countryside Farms, Marion Landing, Majestic Oaks, Hidden Lake, Woods and Meadows Estates, Paddock Farms, Saddle Oak Club, Deer Creek, Cherrywood Estates, Hardwood Trails, Candler Hills, Country Oaks, and Harvest Meadows, among others. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Citizen: If your community is listed above and the Citizen is not delivered to your home and you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 200 Corridor, call 854-3986CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481 Editor Jim Clark Circulation Barbara Jaggers Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean and Kristy Kaigan General Manager John Provost Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Deadline for classified ads :Deadline for display advertising : Tuesday 4 p.m. before publicationMonday 5 p.m. before publication READER SERVICES I want to get news in the Citizen. Call editor Jim Clark at 352-854-3986 or send by e-mail to editor@smcitizen.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Citizenoffice in Kingsland Plaza. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Member of the Community Papers of Florida Friday, March 1 World Day of PrayerChurch Women Uniteds World Day of Prayer will be held on Friday, March 1, at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 7171 State Road 200 in the Blair Stewart Enrichment Center. Refreshments will be served beginning at 9:30 a.m. The program will start at 10 with a theme of I Was A Stranger, and You Welcomed Me. This event is open to the public and all are welcomed. Although not required, donations for the Domestic Violence Sexual Abuse Center will be accepted. For more information phone Judy, 352629-3434. Saturday, March 2 Palm Cay garage salesCommunity-wide garage sales will be held at Palm Cay on Saturday, March 2, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The gates will be open to the public. A hot dog lunch will be available at the Oasis fro a nominal fee. Palm Cay is on State Road 200 just two blocks west of 103rd Street Road.Chess club to meet The chess club that formed at the Freedom Public Library meets the first Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grab your board and chess pieces and come on down. Interested persons are invited to attend for a rousing game of chess. Its your move! For more information, call Ron at 352-873-2276. Historical Novel group to meet The Florida Chapter of the Historical Novel Society will meet on Saturday, March 2, in the Community Room of the Central Ridge Library, 425 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Beverly Hills. The business meeting begins at 1 p.m. and the program starts at 1:30 p.m. Carol Megge will present a program titled, How to Start Writing a Historical Novel, in which she will guide us through five decision-making steps starting with the setting of the novel, including time and place. Step two concerns doing research to acquire knowledge about the chosen setting. Step 3 is determining the genre of the novel and Step 4 relates to choosing the gender and age of the main characters. Step 5 deals with the inciting incident. Megge will have handouts available at the meeting. This is sure to be an interesting and informative program for writers embarking on a new adventure. If there is time, President Joyce Moore will lead a follow-up discussion of Rick Seymours February program that explored the twelve stages of The Heros Journey. FCHNS meets at 1 p.m. on the first Saturday of every month in the Community Room of the Central Ridge Library. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information call Marian Fox 2352-726-0162 or visit our website www.fchns.org.Tuesday, March 5 Luncheon at Our RedeemerThe Parish Health Ministry team at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 5200 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala, is having its Original Food for Thought luncheon on Tuesday, March 5, at 11:30 a.m. The presentation is open to the community with a lunch provided prior to the seminar. Presented by Riadh Fakhoury, CD, the topic is titled Physical Stress and its causes and effects on the body and the mind, For reservations, please call 352-368-4028.Thursday, March 7 Mountain Mission School concert Forty-five teenagers from Grundy, Virginia, make up this traveling concert choir that has appeared nationally and internationally in settings such as the USA Christian Conventions, churches, Disney World, Opryland, Wolf Trap Park, the lighting of our national Capitol Holiday Tree plus Canada, England, Austria and France. When leaving this energetic concert, audience members find themselves humming a favorite tune. Admission is free; a love offering will be taken. The event is March 7, 6 p.m. at Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, www.ccomc.org/.Saturday, March 9 Mens breakfast at Ocala WestOcala West United Methodist Church will hold a mens community wide breakfast on Saturday, March 9, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., with all you care to eat for $5. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St., Ocala.Concert at First CongregationalThe Southern Express 18-piece Big Band will be performing at First Congregational United Church of Christ on Saturday, March 9 at 6 p.m. This is a fundraiser for the church; tickets are $10 and are available at the church office, 7171 SW State Road 200, 352-237-3035 or contact Dave at 352-867-7967. Refreshments will be available at intermission. Gracefully adjusting A talk on gracefully adjusting to later years with happiness and enthusiasm will be presented at Vitalize, at Market Street on State Road 200, on Saturday, March 9 at 9 a.m. For further information, call Cara at 352-509-6839. The event is free and open to the public. Concert at Marion Landing The Landing Lites will present a Pops Concert on Saturday, March 9 at 7 p.m. The chorus is performing a number of hits from Broadway Musicals and Movies. Also featured are Tenor Soloist Joseph McMillan and trumpeter Pete Axson. Tickets are $5 and will be sold at the door.Vendors sought at thrift storeVendors can rent a space for a church sale at the Crossroad thrift store, near West Port High School, 7355 S.W. 38th St., Ocala. The sale will be Saturday, March 9, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Spaces, the size of two parking spaces, are $10. To reserve a spot, call 352-509-4141.Womens Spring BreakJoin the Womens Ministry at the annual Womens Spring Break event, Is the Power Back On?. Guest speaker will be Gaye Martin. Special Sessions: Card Making (Make and Take Class), Quilt Making (Demostration), Bible Study and Devotion (How To). Continental Breakfast Lunch Door Prizes Childcare available. Saturday, March 9, 9 a.m. This is a free event for all women; a freewill offering will be taken for the guest speaker. Registration required (early bird registration by Feb. 24 and your name will be entered for an Olive Garden gift card). Contact Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, www.ccomc.org/. Sunday, March 10 Dramatist at Nazarene Church Professional dramatist Chuck Neighbors will be performing his one-man drama, In His Steps, at Ocala West Church of the Nazarene (5884 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala on March 10 at 10:30 a.m. In His Steps is an adaptation of Charles Sheldons Classic novel, which has sold millions of copies and is ranked as one of the best-selling books of all time. It is the story of a group of Christians who revolutionize their community when they dedicate themselves to live by one simple code: What would Jesus do? All are invited to attend and be challenged by this unique story presentation.Marion Chamber Music Society concert Last years Ocala Symphony Orchestra Concerto competition winner Julia Lee is the featured performer for the March 10 Marion Chamber Music Society concert. Julia will be joined by her mother, concert pianist Hee Jung Kang, and her sister, Sophia Lee on flute. Julia was also the 12 and under winner of the 2012 Concerto Competition at Carnegie Hall. The MCMS concert is at 3 p.m. at Queen of Peace Church, 6455 S.W. State Raod 200, Ocala. For more information call 352-867-1340 or visit our web: www.marionchambermusic.com. The concert is free to the public. Community calendar BY ANDREW CRANE Adapting to a new bodily feeling and letting go of how it used to be is to live in the present. Rather than wanting things to be as they were, when you live in the now, you understand that the old feeling or activity is over and there is a new way of being/feeling. When you adapt to the inevitable changes in life, you are more at ease and content. Often our problems come from preconceived ideas. When we let go of these rigid beliefs and concepts, we open ourselves to a new way of thinking and can be more peaceful and joyful. Essentially, we have to clear out the cobwebs in the mind cultivate a vacant mind. Stop thinking so much and eliminate "what if." Only God knows what the future will bring, so stay present and let go of worry. We can calculate all we want, but the bottom line is that nobody can predict the future. We tend to think that because a person has a lot of education (doctors, financial advisers, etc.), they know more than we do. And if they happen to be right once, we think they are experts! Nobody can boast of a record of predicting anything over and over again. So, wake up and realize that you are the expert about you. Listen to the signals you receive from your body, pay attention, and act from your heart or gut. Self-confidence is your best friend. Know and believe that you will make the right decision and leave the rest to God, because everything happens exactly as it's supposed to. Every thing will be all right in the end, and if it's not all right, it's not the end! This article is written by Yogi Andrew Crane. He is living yoga and can be reached at 352-854-7950. The secret of successful aging Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com PHOTO BY MIKE ROPPELPinewood Derby On Feb. 23, Cub Pack 707 had its annual Pinewood Derby. The cars are built by the Cubs from kits purchased from BSA. The finished cars must meet weight and size requirements set by BSA. The young men can paint and or pinstripe the cars to their desire. Several heats are run to determine the Pack winner who will race again at the Marion District race at Honda of Ocala against the other packs winners. Soda chips, and hot dogs were available for purchase while watching the race. For more information about Pack or Troop 707 contact Jim or Stephanie Salmon at 352-843-0093. In the photo, Pack 707 Webelos Scout Justin Atwood and the new Assistant Cubmaster Dennis Dauphinais are watching the Pinewood Derby cars for the next race heat. Daytona 500 is nothing when you see these cars run! In a day when every dollar counts, 18 Marion County public schools appreciate financial recognition for their academic success. Eighteen schools will split more than $1.2 million in School Recognition Dollars based on their students performance on the 2012 FCAT (Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test). Schools earn just over $93 per full-time student if they maintain their A grade or improve their grade at least one letter over last year. This years elementary recipient schools and awards include: Hammett Bowen Jr. ($75,841), and Saddlewood ($69,111). This years three high school recipients include: Francis Marion Military Academy ($16,217), Lake Weir High ($149,766), and West Port High ($201,047). This years total amount to Marion County public schools is $1,235,050. Schools get $$$ 000E6GN 000E4EY Visit Us Before You Make Your Move New a nd Pre-Owned Homes For Sale a nd For Lease HWY. 27 NORTH ON 44TH AVE 1/2 MILE ON RIGHT John M. 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Day, weekend and overnight shifts available. Join our special team of CAREGivers today. 352-622-5936 Lic. #HCS229393 OPEN HOUSE On Top of The WorldSun, March 10 12 to 3pm MUST SEE !! Agusta Model Villa End Unit, New A/C & Appl. Fully Furn. $76,500 9020A SW 93rd Ln, 2nd right after the gate, left on 93rd ln. 352-854-0449 A-1 LADY BUYER! Buying Old Costume Jewelry, Anything of Value,26 years in Area352-344-3809 FELLOWSHIP AREA-country setting. 3Br 2Ba DW, CHA. Includes range & frig. $700mo + sec dep $700 No pets 352-577-2531 BEAUTYSALON FOR SALE SW SR 200 area call for details 352-895-8425 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. OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY March 3rd 1-4PM 9460 D. SW 84th Terr BEAUTIFUL VILLA with split bedroom plan and cathedral ceilings. Updatedd everything $57,500. Fully Furnished SHOW AD AT MAIN GATE 1st right after gate, right at circle 2nd Left (352) 620-4467 OCALA Marion Landing, 55+ Community, 3/2/2 15x30ft inground pool w/waterfall, call for appt 352-873-2725 3/2 pool home on 10 acres w/ FP, zoned agriculture, walk to all schools. $179,900 (727) 528-2803 or 727-698-0723 WE BUYRVS, TRAVELTRAILERS, 5TH WHEELS, MOTOR HOMES Call US 352-201-6945 BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID-$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID-$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 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 AUTO SWAP/ Corral CAR Show Sumter County Fairgrounds SUMTER SWAPMEETS SUN. MAR 3, 1-800-438-8559 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 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! $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. LANDINGCONTINUED FROM PAGE 24 Friday, March 1: fish or shrimp dinner, 5-7 p.m., Solid Gold Entertainment 6-10 p.m. Saturday, March 2: Roast beef dinner with mashed potato and gravy 5-7 p.m. Kenny Jackson karaoke 6-10 p.m. Sunday, March 3: District meeting at Ocala Forest 1 p.m., Food Specials, 1-5 p.m. Bar Bingo 3-5 p.m. Monday, March 4: Coney Dogs noon-3 p.m. Tuesday, March 5: Dart League 5:45 9 p.m., food specials 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 6: Membership appreciation 3-5 p.m. Thursday, March 7: Open darts 5p.m.-shuffleboard 7 p.m. Friday, March 8: fish or shrimp dinner, 5-7 p.m., Entertainment by Tim Roberson karaoke 6-10 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 Lodge activities Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com THE GOOD HOUSE By Ann Leary Heres how this recently released novel begins: I can walk through a house and know more about its occupants than a psychiatrist could after a year of sessions. The narrator is sixtyish real estate woman Hildy Good whose poking into bedrooms and cupboards makes her something of a psychic in her small seaside New England town. Unfortunately, she knows less about herself. A few years earlier her daughters surprised her with an intervention about her drinking. Hildy had read Betty Fords biography and agreed with her that its useless to protest that youre not a drunk once other people say you are. Still, she puts on a front and does her drinking on the sly in some hilarious ways. You see, shes a woman who will not give up on life and love even though her husband left her for another man. The book follows Learys protagonist through an eventful year in which she befriends a newcomer to the town, beautiful Rebecca McAllister, a restless young wife and mother of two. Hildy also resurrects a youthful romance with an unlikely lover the local garbage man. Its impossible not to like Hildy, whos funny, caring, and perceptive even though she has a problem facing the truth about herself. In a classic scene of denial, shes returning home from a party wheres shes managed to sneak a number of drinks in the hosts kitchen: It took me a good forty-five minutes to drive home. I drove slowly. But I was in such a cheerful mood. Tonight had confirmed for me something that I had thought for some time. I was better company when I drank. The girls thought my drinking was harmful. Well, tonight I had proven the opposite. It was helpful. Everybody had a better time when I drank. Although the novel delves into the well-worn realms of love, loyalty, and guilt, it does so with a twist. Hildys powers of observation foretell a mystery and a tragedy. The reader is drawn into this great little story from the get-go. And one of the minor pleasures of the book is Learys digression about horses. Recommended. Character cant face truth about herself Bookmark Pat Wellington day evening class from 6 to 8 p.m. beginning March 5. The class will be held at MCSO Central Operations, 3300 N.W. 10th St., Ocala in the Multipurpose Conference Room. To register for the class held at MCSO, contact Carolyn Fender at 352-368-3551 or CFender@marionso.com. All students must complete the application form found on marionso.com. On Top of the World will host a class on Thursday mornings from 9 to 11 a.m. beginning on March 7 at its Master the Possibilities learning center. Registration for OTOW classes must be done through Master the Possibilities by calling 352-854-3699 or online at MasterThePossibilities.com. SHERIFF CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 con for economic and artistic energy in our downtown community, and added, We are completely committed to this project and believe strongly in the positive quality-of-life aspects it will immediately bring to our area. The event is open to the community. Community leaders, past and present, patrons, OSO board members and staff will attend the event. The Ocala Symphony Orchestra is Marion Countys premier cultural arts organization. Founded in 1975, the orchestra averages a dozen concerts throughout the PUSH CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 year in front of nearly 10.000 area citizens. Its mission is to play the highest caliber music that is performed by skilled musicians under the dynamic leadership of a brilliant and energetic music director Matthew Wardell. 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Friday, March 1, 2013 ~ 27 www.smcitizen.com 2 ~ Friday, March 1, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Celebrating marriage Joy Lutheran Church recently honored 42 couples, or 20 percent of the congregation, for being married more than 50 years. Above a group is shown with Pastor Edwad Holloway Jr., and at the right Holloway is shown with Georgeina and Gerard Abraham, who have been married the longest, 74 years. The Southwest Florida Water Management District is now on Pinterest. The social media page, found at Pinterest.com/SWFWMD marks the Districts continued expansion into the growing world of social media. Pinterest is an information-sharing website designed like a virtual bulletin board. Users can pin links to boards, manage themed collections of information and share with others. Pinterest is the third most popular social media site behind Facebook and Twitter. The Districts Pinterest page will launch with eight boards featuring recreation information, one of the most popular areas of the Districts website. Through the Pinterest page, users can peruse their favorite District lands; gather information on species or save facts about popular recreational activities. Additional boards will continue to be added over time. Other planned boards include topics on water conservation, educational resources and District publications. The purpose of the Districts Pinterest page is to provide another interactive resource of information for the public and direct people to WaterMatters.org. More and more people are using social media to get news and information, said Michele Sager, who manages the Districts social media sites. This is the next logical step to serving the public through a platform that delivers timely, interactive information in a user-friendly format. Pinterest joins the Districts other fast-growing social media channels: Twitter.com/SWFWMD for the Districts latest news. Facebook.com/WaterMatters for a collection of District events, hot topics and related information. YouTube.comWaterMattersTV for a collection of District-produced videos. Water district adds social media site Charity golf outing at Candler Hills on March 22A charity golf outing disguised as a tournament between players of On Top of the World and New Jerseys Westlake Golf and Country Club takes place on Fri., March 22, at Candler Hills Golf Club. Proceeds from the event benefit Hospice of Marion County and OTOW Lions Club Canine Companions. Registration opens at 11:30 a.m. followed by a putting contest before the shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. The day concludes with entertainment, a luau buffet, awards and prizes. Individual registration is $75; foursome is $280; $45 for OTOW Golf members; $28 for dinner only. 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BRIEFS Awake Marion to rally on squareAwake Marion, a coalition of area progressive groups and concerned citizens, is joining with at least 22 other Awake the State groups throughout Florida on Tuesday, March 5, the opening day of the Florida Legislature, to rally against laws that curtailed reasonable access to the voting booths in recent elections. Organizers are asking citizens to join together at the Ocala Town Square from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5, to demand truly free elections for all Floridians. More information is available by calling Bruce Seaman, Awake Marion coordinator, at 352-680-0066 or by visiting www.AwaketheState.com. INDEX Bookmark................................3 Cherrywood.........................14 Classifieds.............................26 Judis Journal.......................12 Marion Landing..................23 Oak Run.................................20 OTOW.....................................19 Out to Pastor........................10 Pun Alley...............................18 Puzzles...................................22CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & Businesses FRIDAY, March 1, 2013 VOLUME 17 NUMBER 40 www.smcitizen.com 28 ~ Friday, March 1, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Marion County has joined the Coast2Coast Rx Card program, a nationwide discount prescription card plan. A press conference to launch the initiative will be held on Friday, March 1, to let the public know about the card so they can begin saving money on their prescription costs. The Coast2Coast Rx card allows all county residents, regardless of income, age, or health status, to receive discounts on prescription drugs, dental, vision and hearing services, lab and imaging tests and diabetes supplies/equipment for family members. People purchasing prescriptions for their pets and people living outside the county can also use the card. The card is distributed free of charge and may be used at pharmacy chains and most independent pharmacies in Marion County and includes more than 60,000 drugs in its formulary. This program helped cardholders across the nation save an average of 60 percent in 2012 on the cost of prescription drugs. Starting next week, the Coast2Coast Rx card will be available at most participating pharmacies, libraries and county health facilities. Residents can print the card and view the nearest participating locations at http://www.coast2coastrx.com/co unties/fl/marion/. Marion is the 14th Florida county to join the plan. Other Florida counties in the program include Baker, Charlotte, Collier, Dixie, Hardee, Hernando, Highlands, Lee, Polk, Putnam, Sarasota, Seminole and St. Lucie. County joins prescription drug card plan PHOTOS BY MIKE ROPPELScouts build new pavilion Boy Scout John McCurdy, and Jim Salmon, Troop 707s charter rep, are on a huge timber beam while John is being instructed on how to complete the nailing pattern on a hurricane tiedown used to hold the pre-engineered trusses for a 30 X 45 foot covered pavilion the scouts are building for Ocala West United Methodist Church. Below, sawing the plywood is Mike Taylor, Scouts are Austin Taylor and Dillon Taylor, with Carol McCurdy in the background, PHOTO BY JIM CLARKNo passengers, no injuries A Marion Transit Services bus knocked over a street sign on Southwest 95th Circle and 93rd Court Road last week. A car driven by Erica Lee Harvey of Crystal River tried to cross 95th Circle from Walmart to the road between Chilis and the car wash, and was struck by the bus, which then hit a car waiting at the stop sign. Harvey was charged with violation of right of way. The Sheriffs Citizens Academy and Partnership (CAP) program will be a free educational course about the operations of the Marion County Sheriffs Office. This 14-week course will meet weekly and highlight all units within the Sheriffs Office, giving citizens an in-depth understanding of what the agency is doing for the community. Each week will focus on a different aspect of the agency, personnel, equipment, policies, procedures and overall function. Students will have an opportunity to view specialty unit equipment, hear from experts in the field of law enforcement, investigations, corrections and prosecution. After graduation, students will be offered an exclusive chance to obtain their concealed weapons license through a firearms safety course instructed by Sheriff Chris Blair. The class will be offered at two locations. The Marion County Sheriffs Office will host a TuesSheriffs Citizens Academy signing up PLEASESEESHERIFF PAGE3 Burglary suspects arrestedOn Feb. 26, officers of the Marion County Sheriffs Office responded to a kick-in burglary that just occurred at 15511 S.W. 38th Place. A bulletin was issued for three black males in a maroon minivan with a partial tag number. A deputy almost immediately spotted a maroon Chevy SUV eastbound on State Road 40. When he turned around, the driver began passing cars and clothing began coming out of the windows. A stop was initiated in the 12000 block of SR 40 West and three suspects were arrested. According to the Sheriffs Office, it appears stolen property was in the vehicle from a previous burglary. A mask and gloves were discarded out of the window. Two of the defendants were on probation for burglary. Arrested were Matthew Wilkerson, 21; Lashad Williams, 21, and Christopher Williams, 25. Symphony starts push for city auditoriumThe Ocala Symphony Orchestra kicks off its fundraising efforts for transforming the City Auditorium located at Tuscawilla Park on Tuesday, March 5 at 9 a.m. At the time of the event located at 829 N.E. Sanchez Ave., the OSO will make a huge announcement which will launch this one-time dream into reality for the growing arts community in Ocala / Marion County. In January, the City Council approved a Memorandum of Understanding between the OSO and the City of Ocala, for commencing lease negotiations on the City Auditorium, a building which has been vacant for many years; many locals hold strong sentimental value for this building and its deep roots in Ocalas history. 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BRIEFS Awake Marion to rally on squareAwake Marion, a coalition of area progressive groups and concerned citizens, is joining with at least 22 other Awake the State groups throughout Florida on Tuesday, March 5, the opening day of the Florida Legislature, to rally against laws that curtailed reasonable access to the voting booths in recent elections. Organizers are asking citizens to join together at the Ocala Town Square from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5, to demand truly free elections for all Floridians. More information is available by calling Bruce Seaman, Awake Marion coordinator, at 352-680-0066 or by visiting www.AwaketheState.com. INDEX Bookmark................................3 Cherrywood.........................14 Classifieds.............................26 Judis Journal.......................12 Marion Landing..................23 Oak Run.................................20 OTOW.....................................19 Out to Pastor........................10 Pun Alley...............................18 Puzzles...................................22CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & BusinessesFRIDAY, March 1, 2013 VOLUME 17 NUMBER 40 www.smcitizen.com28~ Friday, March 1, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Marion County has joined the Coast2Coast Rx Card program, a nationwide discount prescription card plan. A press conference to launch the initiative will be held on Friday, March 1, to let the public know about the card so they can begin saving money on their prescription costs. The Coast2Coast Rx card allows all county residents, regardless of income, age, or health status, to receive discounts on prescription drugs, dental, vision and hearing services, lab and imaging tests and diabetes supplies/equipment for family members. People purchasing prescriptions for their pets and people living outside the county can also use the card. The card is distributed free of charge and may be used at pharmacy chains and most independent pharmacies in Marion County and includes more than 60,000 drugs in its formulary. This program helped cardholders across the nation save an average of 60 percent in 2012 on the cost of prescription drugs. Starting next week, the Coast2Coast Rx card will be available at most participating pharmacies, libraries and county health facilities. Residents can print the card and view the nearest participating locations at http://www.coast2coastrx.com/co unties/fl/marion/. Marion is the 14th Florida county to join the plan. Other Florida counties in the program include Baker, Charlotte, Collier, Dixie, Hardee, Hernando, Highlands, Lee, Polk, Putnam, Sarasota, Seminole and St. Lucie. County joins prescription drug card plan PHOTOS BY MIKE ROPPELScouts build new pavilionBoy Scout John McCurdy, and Jim Salmon, Troop 707s charter rep, are on a huge timber beam while John is being instructed on how to complete the nailing pattern on a hurricane tiedown used to hold the pre-engineered trusses for a 30 X 45 foot covered pavilion the scouts are building for Ocala West United Methodist Church. Below, sawing the plywood is Mike Taylor, Scouts are Austin Taylor and Dillon Taylor, with Carol McCurdy in the background, PHOTO BY JIM CLARKNo passengers, no injuriesA Marion Transit Services bus knocked over a street sign on Southwest 95th Circle and 93rd Court Road last week. A car driven by Erica Lee Harvey of Crystal River tried to cross 95th Circle from Walmart to the road between Chilis and the car wash, and was struck by the bus, which then hit a car waiting at the stop sign. Harvey was charged with violation of right of way. The Sheriffs Citizens Academy and Partnership (CAP) program will be a free educational course about the operations of the Marion County Sheriffs Office. This 14-week course will meet weekly and highlight all units within the Sheriffs Office, giving citizens an in-depth understanding of what the agency is doing for the community. Each week will focus on a different aspect of the agency, personnel, equipment, policies, procedures and overall function. Students will have an opportunity to view specialty unit equipment, hear from experts in the field of law enforcement, investigations, corrections and prosecution. After graduation, students will be offered an exclusive chance to obtain their concealed weapons license through a firearms safety course instructed by Sheriff Chris Blair. The class will be offered at two locations. The Marion County Sheriffs Office will host a TuesSheriffs Citizens Academy signing up PLEASESEESHERIFF, PAGE3 Burglary suspects arrestedOn Feb. 26, officers of the Marion County Sheriffs Office responded to a kick-in burglary that just occurred at 15511 S.W. 38th Place. A bulletin was issued for three black males in a maroon minivan with a partial tag number. A deputy almost immediately spotted a maroon Chevy SUV eastbound on State Road 40. When he turned around, the driver began passing cars and clothing began coming out of the windows. A stop was initiated in the 12000 block of SR 40 West and three suspects were arrested. According to the Sheriffs Office, it appears stolen property was in the vehicle from a previous burglary. A mask and gloves were discarded out of the window. Two of the defendants were on probation for burglary. Arrested were Matthew Wilkerson, 21; Lashad Williams, 21, and Christopher Williams, 25. Symphony starts push for city auditoriumThe Ocala Symphony Orchestra kicks off its fundraising efforts for transforming the City Auditorium located at Tuscawilla Park on Tuesday, March 5 at 9 a.m. At the time of the event located at 829 N.E. Sanchez Ave., the OSO will make a huge announcement which will launch this one-time dream into reality for the growing arts community in Ocala / Marion County. In January, the City Council approved a Memorandum of Understanding between the OSO and the City of Ocala, for commencing lease negotiations on the City Auditorium, a building which has been vacant for many years; many locals hold strong sentimental value for this building and its deep roots in Ocalas history. 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Friday, March 1, 2013 ~ 27 www.smcitizen.com 2~ Friday, March 1, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Celebrating marriageJoy Lutheran Church recently honored 42 couples, or 20 percent of the congregation, for being married more than 50 years. Above a group is shown with Pastor Edwad Holloway Jr., and at the right Holloway is shown with Georgeina and Gerard Abraham, who have been married the longest, 74 years. The Southwest Florida Water Management District is now on Pinterest. The social media page, found at Pinterest.com/SWFWMD marks the Districts continued expansion into the growing world of social media. Pinterest is an information-sharing website designed like a virtual bulletin board. Users can pin links to boards, manage themed collections of information and share with others. Pinterest is the third most popular social media site behind Facebook and Twitter. The Districts Pinterest page will launch with eight boards featuring recreation information, one of the most popular areas of the Districts website. Through the Pinterest page, users can peruse their favorite District lands; gather information on species or save facts about popular recreational activities. Additional boards will continue to be added over time. Other planned boards include topics on water conservation, educational resources and District publications. The purpose of the Districts Pinterest page is to provide another interactive resource of information for the public and direct people to WaterMatters.org. More and more people are using social media to get news and information, said Michele Sager, who manages the Districts social media sites. This is the next logical step to serving the public through a platform that delivers timely, interactive information in a user-friendly format. Pinterest joins the Districts other fast-growing social media channels: Twitter.com/SWFWMD for the Districts latest news. Facebook.com/WaterMatters for a collection of District events, hot topics and related information. YouTube.comWaterMattersTV for a collection of District-produced videos. Water district adds social media site Charity golf outing at Candler Hills on March 22A charity golf outing disguised as a tournament between players of On Top of the World and New Jerseys Westlake Golf and Country Club takes place on Fri., March 22, at Candler Hills Golf Club. Proceeds from the event benefit Hospice of Marion County and OTOW Lions Club Canine Companions. Registration opens at 11:30 a.m. followed by a putting contest before the shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. The day concludes with entertainment, a luau buffet, awards and prizes. Individual registration is $75; foursome is $280; $45 for OTOW Golf members; $28 for dinner only. 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Friday, March 1, 2013 ~ 3 www.smcitizen.com 26~ Friday, March 1, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Manicure/ Manicure/ Pedicure Pedicure Color, Cut Color, Cut & Style & Style $ 27 $ 27 $ 61 $ 61 8296 SW 103rd St. Rd. 352-237-3676 Monday Friday 9-5, Saturday 9-4 Walk-Ins Welcome Millennium Hair Salon A Certified Goldwell Color Salon Must present coupon. Expires 3/7/13 Must present coupon. Expires 3/7/13 Must present coupon. Expires 3/7/13 000E6L7 Haircuts Haircuts $ 18 $ 18 Somebody else wants it!Got something special you no longer use? Sell it in the Classifieds. It may be just the perfect item to fill somebody elses need.TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403 T odays Ne w Ads OPEN HOUSE On Top of The WorldSun, Mar ch 10 12 to 3pm MUST SEE !! Agusta Model Villa End Unit, New A/C & Appl. 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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. OPEN HOUSESUNDA Y March 3rd 1-4PM9460 D. SW 84th T err BEAUTIFUL VILLA with split bedroom plan and cathedral ceilings. Updatedd everything$57,500.Fully Furnished SHOW AD AT MAIN GATE 1st right after gate, right at circle 2nd Left (352) 620-4467 OCALAMarion Landing, 55+ Community, 3/2/2 15x30ft inground pool w/waterfall, call for appt 352-873-2725 3/2 pool home on 10 acres w/ FP, zoned agriculture, walk to all schools. $179,900 (727) 528-2803 or 727-698-0723 WE BUY R VS, TRA VEL TRAILERS, 5TH WHEELS, MOT OR HOMES Call US 352-201-6945 BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID-$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID-$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 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 AUT O SW AP/ Corral CAR Show Sumter County Fairgrounds SUMTER SW AP MEETS SUN. MAR 3, 1-800-438-8559 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 LET US WORKFOR YOU!CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403SOUTH MARIONCITIZENCLASSIFIEDSGET RESULTS! $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. LANDINGCONTINUED FROM PAGE 24 Friday, March 1: fish or shrimp dinner, 5-7 p.m., Solid Gold Entertainment 6-10 p.m. Saturday, March 2: Roast beef dinner with mashed potato and gravy 5-7 p.m. Kenny Jackson karaoke 6-10 p.m. Sunday, March 3: District meeting at Ocala Forest 1 p.m., Food Specials, 1-5 p.m. Bar Bingo 3-5 p.m. Monday, March 4: Coney Dogs noon-3 p.m. Tuesday, March 5: Dart League 5:45 9 p.m., food specials 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 6: Membership appreciation 3-5 p.m. Thursday, March 7: Open darts 5p.m.-shuffleboard 7 p.m. Friday, March 8: fish or shrimp dinner, 5-7 p.m., Entertainment by Tim Roberson karaoke 6-10 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 Lodge activities Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com THE GOOD HOUSE By Ann Leary Heres how this recently released novel begins: I can walk through a house and know more about its occupants than a psychiatrist could after a year of sessions. The narrator is sixtyish real estate woman Hildy Good whose poking into bedrooms and cupboards makes her something of a psychic in her small seaside New England town. Unfortunately, she knows less about herself. A few years earlier her daughters surprised her with an intervention about her drinking. Hildy had read Betty Fords biography and agreed with her that its useless to protest that youre not a drunk once other people say you are. Still, she puts on a front and does her drinking on the sly in some hilarious ways. You see, shes a woman who will not give up on life and love even though her husband left her for another man. The book follows Learys protagonist through an eventful year in which she befriends a newcomer to the town, beautiful Rebecca McAllister, a restless young wife and mother of two. Hildy also resurrects a youthful romance with an unlikely lover the local garbage man. Its impossible not to like Hildy, whos funny, caring, and perceptive even though she has a problem facing the truth about herself. In a classic scene of denial, shes returning home from a party wheres shes managed to sneak a number of drinks in the hosts kitchen: It took me a good forty-five minutes to drive home. I drove slowly. But I was in such a cheerful mood. Tonight had confirmed for me something that I had thought for some time. I was better company when I drank. The girls thought my drinking was harmful. Well, tonight I had proven the opposite. It was helpful. Everybody had a better time when I drank. Although the novel delves into the well-worn realms of love, loyalty, and guilt, it does so with a twist. Hildys powers of observation foretell a mystery and a tragedy. The reader is drawn into this great little story from the get-go. And one of the minor pleasures of the book is Learys digression about horses. Recommended. Character cant face truth about herself Bookmark Pat Wellington day evening class from 6 to 8 p.m. beginning March 5. The class will be held at MCSO Central Operations, 3300 N.W. 10th St., Ocala in the Multipurpose Conference Room. To register for the class held at MCSO, contact Carolyn Fender at 352-368-3551 or CFender@marionso.com. All students must complete the application form found on marionso.com. On Top of the World will host a class on Thursday mornings from 9 to 11 a.m. beginning on March 7 at its Master the Possibilities learning center. Registration for OTOW classes must be done through Master the Possibilities by calling 352-854-3699 or online at MasterThePossibilities.com. SHERIFFCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 con for economic and artistic energy in our downtown community, and added, We are completely committed to this project and believe strongly in the positive quality-of-life aspects it will immediately bring to our area. The event is open to the community. Community leaders, past and present, patrons, OSO board members and staff will attend the event. The Ocala Symphony Orchestra is Marion Countys premier cultural arts organization. Founded in 1975, the orchestra averages a dozen concerts throughout the PUSHCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 year in front of nearly 10.000 area citizens. Its mission is to play the highest caliber music that is performed by skilled musicians under the dynamic leadership of a brilliant and energetic music director Matthew Wardell. 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Friday, March 1, 2013 ~ 25 www.smcitizen.com 4~ Friday, March 1, 2013 www.smcitizen.com SOUTH MARION Citizen The South Marion Citizen is a free community newspaper covering news of communities in southwest Marion County including Oak Run, Pine Run, Palm Cay, On Top of the World, Kingsland Country Estates, Countryside Farms, Marion Landing, Majestic Oaks, Hidden Lake, Woods and Meadows Estates, Paddock Farms, Saddle Oak Club, Deer Creek, Cherrywood Estates, Hardwood Trails, Candler Hills, Country Oaks, and Harvest Meadows, among others. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Citizen: If your community is listed above and the Citizen is not delivered to your home and you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 200 Corridor, call 854-3986CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481 EditorJim Clark Circulation Barbara Jaggers Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean and Kristy Kaigan General Manager John Provost Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Deadline for classified ads :Deadline for display advertising : Tuesday 4 p.m. before publicationMonday 5 p.m. before publication READER SERVICES I want to get news in the Citizen.Call editor Jim Clark at 352-854-3986 or send by e-mail to editor@smcitizen.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Citizenoffice in Kingsland Plaza. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Member of the Community Papers of Florida Friday, March 1 World Day of PrayerChurch Women Uniteds World Day of Prayer will be held on Friday, March 1, at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 7171 State Road 200 in the Blair Stewart Enrichment Center. Refreshments will be served beginning at 9:30 a.m. The program will start at 10 with a theme of I Was A Stranger, and You Welcomed Me. This event is open to the public and all are welcomed. Although not required, donations for the Domestic Violence Sexual Abuse Center will be accepted. For more information phone Judy, 352629-3434.Saturday, March 2 Palm Cay garage salesCommunity-wide garage sales will be held at Palm Cay on Saturday, March 2, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The gates will be open to the public. A hot dog lunch will be available at the Oasis fro a nominal fee. Palm Cay is on State Road 200 just two blocks west of 103rd Street Road.Chess club to meetThe chess club that formed at the Freedom Public Library meets the first Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grab your board and chess pieces and come on down. Interested persons are invited to attend for a rousing game of chess. Its your move! For more information, call Ron at 352-873-2276.Historical Novel group to meetThe Florida Chapter of the Historical Novel Society will meet on Saturday, March 2, in the Community Room of the Central Ridge Library, 425 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Beverly Hills. The business meeting begins at 1 p.m. and the program starts at 1:30 p.m. Carol Megge will present a program titled, How to Start Writing a Historical Novel, in which she will guide us through five decision-making steps starting with the setting of the novel, including time and place. Step two concerns doing research to acquire knowledge about the chosen setting. Step 3 is determining the genre of the novel and Step 4 relates to choosing the gender and age of the main characters. Step 5 deals with the inciting incident. Megge will have handouts available at the meeting. This is sure to be an interesting and informative program for writers embarking on a new adventure. If there is time, President Joyce Moore will lead a follow-up discussion of Rick Seymours February program that explored the twelve stages of The Heros Journey. FCHNS meets at 1 p.m. on the first Saturday of every month in the Community Room of the Central Ridge Library. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information call Marian Fox 2352-726-0162 or visit our website www.fchns.org.Tuesday, March 5 Luncheon at Our RedeemerThe Parish Health Ministry team at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 5200 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala, is having its Original Food for Thought luncheon on Tuesday, March 5, at 11:30 a.m. The presentation is open to the community with a lunch provided prior to the seminar. Presented by Riadh Fakhoury, CD, the topic is titled Physical Stress and its causes and effects on the body and the mind, For reservations, please call 352-368-4028.Thursday, March 7 Mountain Mission School concertForty-five teenagers from Grundy, Virginia, make up this traveling concert choir that has appeared nationally and internationally in settings such as the USA Christian Conventions, churches, Disney World, Opryland, Wolf Trap Park, the lighting of our national Capitol Holiday Tree plus Canada, England, Austria and France. When leaving this energetic concert, audience members find themselves humming a favorite tune. Admission is free; a love offering will be taken. The event is March 7, 6 p.m. at Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, www.ccomc.org/.Saturday, March 9 Mens breakfast at Ocala WestOcala West United Methodist Church will hold a mens community wide breakfast on Saturday, March 9, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., with all you care to eat for $5. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St., Ocala.Concert at First CongregationalThe Southern Express 18-piece Big Band will be performing at First Congregational United Church of Christ on Saturday, March 9 at 6 p.m. This is a fundraiser for the church; tickets are $10 and are available at the church office, 7171 SW State Road 200, 352-237-3035 or contact Dave at 352-867-7967. Refreshments will be available at intermission.Gracefully adjustingA talk on gracefully adjusting to later years with happiness and enthusiasm will be presented at Vitalize, at Market Street on State Road 200, on Saturday, March 9 at 9 a.m. For further information, call Cara at 352-509-6839. The event is free and open to the public.Concert at Marion LandingThe Landing Lites will present a Pops Concert on Saturday, March 9 at 7 p.m. The chorus is performing a number of hits from Broadway Musicals and Movies. Also featured are Tenor Soloist Joseph McMillan and trumpeter Pete Axson. Tickets are $5 and will be sold at the door.Vendors sought at thrift storeVendors can rent a space for a church sale at the Crossroad thrift store, near West Port High School, 7355 S.W. 38th St., Ocala. The sale will be Saturday, March 9, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Spaces, the size of two parking spaces, are $10. To reserve a spot, call 352-509-4141.Womens Spring BreakJoin the Womens Ministry at the annual Womens Spring Break event, Is the Power Back On?. Guest speaker will be Gaye Martin. Special Sessions: Card Making (Make and Take Class), Quilt Making (Demostration), Bible Study and Devotion (How To). Continental Breakfast Lunch Door Prizes Childcare available. Saturday, March 9, 9 a.m. This is a free event for all women; a freewill offering will be taken for the guest speaker. Registration required (early bird registration by Feb. 24 and your name will be entered for an Olive Garden gift card). Contact Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, www.ccomc.org/. Sunday, March 10 Dramatist at Nazarene ChurchProfessional dramatist Chuck Neighbors will be performing his one-man drama, In His Steps, at Ocala West Church of the Nazarene (5884 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala on March 10 at 10:30 a.m. In His Steps is an adaptation of Charles Sheldons Classic novel, which has sold millions of copies and is ranked as one of the best-selling books of all time. It is the story of a group of Christians who revolutionize their community when they dedicate themselves to live by one simple code: What would Jesus do? All are invited to attend and be challenged by this unique story presentation.Marion Chamber Music Society concertLast years Ocala Symphony Orchestra Concerto competition winner Julia Lee is the featured performer for the March 10 Marion Chamber Music Society concert. Julia will be joined by her mother, concert pianist Hee Jung Kang, and her sister, Sophia Lee on flute. Julia was also the 12 and under winner of the 2012 Concerto Competition at Carnegie Hall. The MCMS concert is at 3 p.m. at Queen of Peace Church, 6455 S.W. State Raod 200, Ocala. For more information call 352-867-1340 or visit our web: www.marionchambermusic.com. The concert is free to the public. Community calendar BY ANDREW CRANE Adapting to a new bodily feeling and letting go of how it used to be is to live in the present. Rather than wanting things to be as they were, when you live in the now, you understand that the old feeling or activity is over and there is a new way of being/feeling. When you adapt to the inevitable changes in life, you are more at ease and content. Often our problems come from preconceived ideas. When we let go of these rigid beliefs and concepts, we open ourselves to a new way of thinking and can be more peaceful and joyful. Essentially, we have to clear out the cobwebs in the mind cultivate a vacant mind. Stop thinking so much and eliminate "what if." Only God knows what the future will bring, so stay present and let go of worry. We can calculate all we want, but the bottom line is that nobody can predict the future. We tend to think that because a person has a lot of education (doctors, financial advisers, etc.), they know more than we do. And if they happen to be right once, we think they are experts! Nobody can boast of a record of predicting anything over and over again. So, wake up and realize that you are the expert about you. Listen to the signals you receive from your body, pay attention, and act from your heart or gut. Self-confidence is your best friend. Know and believe that you will make the right decision and leave the rest to God, because everything happens exactly as it's supposed to. Every thing will be all right in the end, and if it's not all right, it's not the end! This article is written by Yogi Andrew Crane. He is living yoga and can be reached at 352-854-7950. The secret of successful aging Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com PHOTO BY MIKE ROPPELPinewood DerbyOn Feb. 23, Cub Pack 707 had its annual Pinewood Derby. The cars are built by the Cubs from kits purchased from BSA. The finished cars must meet weight and size requirements set by BSA. The young men can paint and or pinstripe the cars to their desire. Several heats are run to determine the Pack winner who will race again at the Marion District race at Honda of Ocala against the other packs winners. Soda chips, and hot dogs were available for purchase while watching the race. For more information about Pack or Troop 707 contact Jim or Stephanie Salmon at 352-843-0093. In the photo, Pack 707 Webelos Scout Justin Atwood and the new Assistant Cubmaster Dennis Dauphinais are watching the Pinewood Derby cars for the next race heat. Daytona 500 is nothing when you see these cars run! In a day when every dollar counts, 18 Marion County public schools appreciate financial recognition for their academic success. Eighteen schools will split more than $1.2 million in School Recognition Dollars based on their students performance on the 2012 FCAT (Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test). Schools earn just over $93 per full-time student if they maintain their A grade or improve their grade at least one letter over last year. This years elementary recipient schools and awards include: Hammett Bowen Jr. ($75,841), and Saddlewood ($69,111). This years three high school recipients include: Francis Marion Military Academy ($16,217), Lake Weir High ($149,766), and West Port High ($201,047). This years total amount to Marion County public schools is $1,235,050. Schools get $$$ 000E6GN 000E4EY Visit Us Before You Make Your Move New a nd Pre-Owned Homes For Sale a nd For Lease HWY. 27 NORTH ON 44TH AVE 1/2 MILE ON RIGHT John M. 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Friday, March 1, 2013 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 24~ Friday, March 1, 2013 www.smcitizen.com 000E76D 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!!! HOT TOPICS AT THE BRIDGE Tues., March 5th @ 2:30 PM THE ALTER G: ANTI-GRAVITY TREADMILL FREE trial runs provided by Life Care Center. Presented by Paul Thompson, Rehabilitation Services Manager with Life Care Center of Ocala Tues., March 12th @ 2:30 PM HAVE YOU BEEN FALLING? Test your balance and work on your coordination with The Biodex Balance Machine. Presented by the Physical Therapy Department at Life Care Center of Ocala the early 1900s and illustrates the ordeal one family with five sisters endures when, traditionally, the eldest sister must be the first to marry. Written and directed by Donna Taylor, Little Theatre shows are always a favorite. Tickets are $3 each and are available at Tuesday Socials and in the Activities Office during regular ticket sale hours.Games Party a successThe Games Party, sponsored by our Sunshine Committee, brought 126 residents to the Lifestyle Center on Wednesday, Feb. 20, for an afternoon of fun. It began with lunch, and then participants broke into pre-determined groups to play cards and games such as Hand and Foot, Bridge, Pinochle, Mah Jongg, Bunko, Rummikub and Dominoes, to name a few. Chaired by Lois Norris and co-chaired by Janice Wood, LANDINGCONTINUED FROM PAGE 23 the party was a great success. It takes a lot of time and energy from a lot of people to put on this type of event, and we will acknowledge these volunteers in our next column. But every one of them is sure to say Its worth it! And thats what makes Marion Landing a wonderful place to live.Sunday KaraokeDo you like to sing? Come down to the Lifestyle Center on Sunday afternoon at 2 for a couple of hours of fun singing Karaoke. As long as theres interest, well continue Karaoke each Sunday at 2 p.m., unless another special event is planned. Sit and Be FitWere now in the second phase of our Sit and Be Fit video exercise class. Participants meet in the Lifestyle Center at 10 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Each workout is 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. Workouts are rotated every four to six weeks to keep the exercises fresh and new, and we complete two half-hour classes in each session. You may join in at any time and participate as long as you like. Come one day, two or all three days. It is suggested that you bring a towel with you to the class, light weights 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 YogaOur Gentle Yoga class meets each Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Great Room and is led by fitness instructor Mary Pat Giffin. You can improve your physical, spiritual and mental well-being by practicing the ancient art of Yoga. The class is modified to accommodate the fitness level of the participants, with some poses done standing, seated or on a mat. Emphasis is placed on proper breathing and form. If youd like to give Yoga a try, please sign up on the sheet hanging on the Activity Wall in the Lifestyle Center. The cost is $5 per class, payable to the instructor at the class. 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 reservation and is non-refundable. This trip will sell out, so make your reservation early. Travel to the Sonntag 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, nakedand unfamiliargirl in bed beside him. In a few moments, here comes the bride, and pandemonium ensues. This play is sure to leave you laughing. 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Friday, March 1, 2013 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com 6~ Friday, March 1, 2013 www.smcitizen.com The Landing Lites will perform their spring Pops Concert on Saturday, March 9, at 7 p.m. in the Lifestyle Center. The 40-member Marion Landing resident chorus will be singing 11 great 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. 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 easily 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.Community Yard Sale The Marion Landing Community Yard Sale is scheduled for March 30 and will be held from 8 a.m. to noon in the Lifestyle Center parking lot. The public is welcome, and there will be lots of treasures for you to find. Residents: this is your opportunity to clean up, clean out, and sell your unwanted items to the public. Parking spots/tables will be sold to residents on a first come, first served basis on Wednesday, March 20, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Lifestyle Center. More details are in the March Communicator and will be announced at Tuesday morning Socials. Little Theatre showMarion Landing Little Theatre will present their spring production, Wedding Belles, on Saturday, March 23, at 7 p.m. This light-hearted comedy is set in Landing Lites concert March 9 in the Lifestyle Center Marion Landing Diane Bress PHOTO BY DIANE BRESSMarion Landing residents begin the games at the Feb. 20 Games Party. PHOTO BY DIANE BRESSReady to welcome participants to the Marion Landing Games Party are (right to left) Event Chair Lois Norris, Co-Chair Janice Wood, and volunteers Mary Jo Eggers and Pat Smith. PLEASESEELANDING, PAGE24 Tuesday, March 12 Charity pro-am at Ocala OpenA charity pro-am event kicks off the Ocala Open on Tuesday, March 12, at Candler Hills Golf Club. Proceeds from the event benefit Hospice of Marion County and Interfaith Emergency Services. Start the day with breakfast, then select a tee gift at the Nike tent. Participants will warm-up next to pros who will be vying for Ocala Open honors; play golf with a pro and get a few pointers on your own game. The day concludes with the Champions Roundup Barbecue and Awards Luncheon. For more information, call 352-861-9712.Wednesday, March 13 Tom Shelton concert scheduledGospel Musician Thomas Shelton, member of Whos Who in American Music, is internationally known and has appeared in the United States and 11 other countries. He presents his vocal concert on Wednesday, March 13, 7 p.m. Admission is free; a love offering will be taken. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, www.ccomc.org/. Friday, March 15 3-day Woods and Meadow saleWoods and Meadows will have its community sale (there are 155 homes in the community) on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 15-17, starting at 8 a.m. For information, call 352-509-4141. Woods and Meadows is off 103rd Street Road, east of 80th Avenue. Follow the signs each house will have signs posted.Vendors wanted for Spring ExpoBusiness owners are invited to set up booths at the Spring Expo sponsored by the West Marion Business Association on Friday, March 15. The Spring Expo is from noon to 5 p.m .at the Circle Square Commons Cultural Center. Booths are available on a first come, first serve basis and cost from $100 to $175. Electric is available. Reserve your booth space, or learn more, by visiting our website at, westmba.com or contacting Erin Jones, eajones@brickcitytitle.net, 352-274-3511.Saturday, March 16 OCala St. Patricks Day eventThe 11th annual OCalas St. Patricks Day will take place on the downtown Square on Saturday, March 16, from 4 to 9 p.m. Entertainment this year will include many great Irish dance groups and two great bands! An Triur will perform a very traditional Irish sound that will make you feel like you are feeling the breeze just atop the Emerald Isle. The main performers for the evening, the band that will get your Irish blood flowing is Seven Nations! There will be plenty of food to enjoy including corn beef sandwiches and corn beef and cabbage! There will be arts and crafts vendors providing all kinds of unique items of your interest. Fun games and activities for children and adults including the face painting, arts and crafts, dunk tank, jousting stands and Bounce House! The dunk tank will be held as a charitable attraction, so make sure to make someone get soaked! Celtic Celebration at OTOWCome join the party as the Circle Square Commons Town Square gets greenfor a Celtic Celebration! Enjoy live entertainment by The Blarney Stones as they perform traditional songs from Ireland, nostalgic banter and hilarious jokes. Also performing will be the talented Hogan School of Irish Dance who will wow! you with contemporary and traditional dance performances. Join us for this free event on Saturday, March 16 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Circle Square Commons Town Square, 8409 S.W. 80th St., Ocala. For more information call 352-854-3670 or visit our website: www.CircleSquareCommons.comDunnellon Knights hold danceThe Knights of Columbus, Council 8510 will host its annual St. Patricks Day Dinner Dance on March 16. The dance is open to all of Irish descent and those who wish to be Irish for just an evening of fun and frolic. The dance will be held in the parish hall of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church located at 7525 U.S. Highway 41 in Dunnellon. It will feature corned beef and cabbage, potato and carrots, Irish soda bread and an awesome dessert table and cash bar. Happy hour begins at 5:30 p.m. with dinner served at 6:30. Music will be provided by Joe Koos with dancing until 10. Tickets are $15 per person and can be purchased from any Knight or the church office To reserve a table for parties of 8 to 10, purchase tickets by mail or for additional information call 352-489-6221. 000E506 CLEANMASTER CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING G ET A H EAD S TART ON S PRING C LEANING C ALL T ODAY Servicing All Of Citrus & Marion County For 25 Years 489-4844 OWNER DOES THE WORK We Also Have Outdoor Pressure Cleaning Available. Call for pricing. One Chair Cleaned FREE Sofa & Love Seat $ 65 Dryer & Vent Cleaning Specia l $ 50 25 Years Carpet Cleaning 3 Room Minimum $ 15 Per Room Most Cars Complete Service Top Off Fluids Check Air Pressure In Tires Inspect Belts 7 Hoses Must present coupon. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 3/8/13 Lube-Oil-Filter FREE TIRE ROTATION With Oil Change $ 21 95 Up to 5 qts. oil, 5W30 or 15W40 200 Store. Must present coupon. Not valid with any other offer. 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(352) 622-9007 Call Today For Appointment Providing Comprehensive Healthcare For The Entire Family Monday Friday 8 A M 5 P M Christine A. Kogoy P.A.-C 2118 SW 20th PL Suite 102, Ocala 34471 (Off of SW 19th Ave. Rd.) BCBS, Blue Options, Cigna, United Health Care, Aetna, Tricare, Medicare and most insurances accepted/billed. Dr. James John Wisdo, D.O. www .wisdofamilymedicine.com 000DZPL 7201 SW Hwy 200 Ocala (352) 629-0900 (4 miles west of I-75, just before Lowes) (4 miles west of I-75, just before Lowes) (352) 629-0900 Other locations throughout the southeast 7201 SW Hwy. 200 Ocala GREAT FINANCING ON EZ-GO CARTS! GOLF CARS ST AR TING A T $1,995 WHAT BATTERY A RE Y OU L OOKING F OR ??? 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Expires 3/8/13 Exhaust Mufflers $ 79 95 Installed Starting At T EE P EE T IRE & BUDGET MUFFLER Family Owned And Operated Certified Techs Est. 1990 SR 200 & 91st Ave. 237-5599 2040 N. Pine Ave. 622-0075 WE KNOW TIRES DARE TO COMPARE 000E3MG Must present coupon. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 3/8/13 Basic A/C Check $ 21 95 000E5RE W i s d o Family Medicine Wisdo is Welcoming NEW PATIENTS! (352) 622-9007 Call Today For Appointment Providing Comprehensive Healthcare For The Entire Family Monday Friday 8 A M 5 P M Christine A. Kogoy P.A.-C 2118 SW 20th PL Suite 102, Ocala 34471 (Off of SW 19th Ave. Rd.) BCBS, Blue Options, Cigna, United Health Care, Aetna, Tricare, Medicare and most insurances accepted/billed. Dr. James John Wisdo, D.O. www .wisdofamilymedicine.com 000DZPL 7201 SW Hwy 200 Ocala (352) 629-0900 (4 miles west of I-75, just before Lowes) (4 miles west of I-75, just before Lowes) (352) 629-0900 Other locations throughout the southeast 7201 SW Hwy. 200 Ocala GREAT FINANCING ON EZ-GO CARTS! GOLF CARS ST AR TING A T $1,995 WHAT BATTERY A RE Y OU L OOKING F OR ??? 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Best advice: Do it only after every detail is checked out to your liking. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your inventive mind should help you find a way to get around an apparently impassable barrier and make yourself heard. Your efforts get you noticed by the right people. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Youre enjoying this creative period. But by midweek, youll need to emphasize your more pragmatic talents as you consider a risky but potentially lucrative move. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) An unexpected rejection could turn into something positive if you pocket your pride and ask for advice on how you can make changes that will make the difference. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Your Lions heart gives you the courage to push for answers to a job-related situation. Stay with it. Youll soon find more believers coming out the ranks of the doubters. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Your curiosity pays off this week as you push past the gossip to find the facts. What you ultimately discover could lead you to make some changes in your plans. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) A new sense of enthusiasm helps get you out of on-the-job doldrums and back into a productive phase. Family matters also benefit from your more positive attitude. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) A bit of nostalgia is fine. But dont stay back in the past too long or you might miss seeing the signpost up ahead pointing the way to a new opportunity. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) If you feel you need to take more time to study a situation before making a decision, do so. Dont let anyone push you into acting until youre ready. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) As the Great Advice Giver, the Goat really shines this week as family and friends seek your wisdom. Someone especially close to you might make a request. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Spiritual concerns dominate part of the week before more worldly matters demand your attention. An old promise resurfaces with some surprises attached. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Youre in a highly productive period and are eager to finish all the projects youve taken on. But dont let yourself get swamped. Take a breather now and again. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a gift for learning new things quickly and applying your knowledge to best advantage where needed. Saturday, March 16 Look ing f or vend ors Come join us on March 16 at Oak Runs annual Plant Sale and Craft Show. There are tables available inside the Orchid Club for $15 per table. The show will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. We will have entertainment and food available. Please call Patricia Callahan 352-484-0895) or Sharon Cariglio 315-383-2138) for more information. Our proceeds are donated to CCF s Horticulture Scholarship program. Run w alk f or United WayUnited Way of Marion Countys high school youth program is hosting a St. Patricks Day 5K run/walk on Saturday, March 16, at 8 a.m. downtown at Ocala City Hall to benefit the United Way. Entry fee is $20 before Monday, March 11 and $25 afterward. Race forms can be downloaded at www.uwmc.org or participants can register at Active.com. Sponsorships are still available. For more information, call Tina Banner at 352-732-9696. Wo m ans Club fas hion s how, luncheonThe GFWC Greater Ocala Womans Club will hold its spring fashion show and luncheon on Saturday, March 16, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Druid Hills United Methodist Church, Southeast 17th Street and Lake Weir Road, Ocala. Donation is $20. Proceeds go toward local charities. Fashions are provided by Belk. There is limited seating, so RSVP by March 8 to Charlene at 352-6224-2175 or Rosalie at 352-237-9509. Thursday, March 21 Air Force group to m eetThe March meeting of the Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association (AFA) will be held on Thursday, March 21 at 7 p.m. at the Ocala Regional Airport Administration Building, 750 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. Guests are always welcome. For more information contact Mike Emig at 352-8548328.Friday, March 22 Lions Club offers cas ino tripThe Ocala 200 Lions Club is having a Seminole Hard Rock Casino trip on Friday, March 22. The bus will leave at 8 a.m. from the Winn-Dixie, old Porters store, parking lot on State Road 200, Ocala. The cost is $30 per person but each person is given a $30 casino reimbursement. Make checks payable to the Ocala 200 Lions Club. Reservation deadline is March 13. For more information call Diane Melnick, 352-8612730 or email her at, melnick8350@aol.comSaturday, March 23 Saddle Oak Club yard s aleThe Saddle Oak Club will hold its annual yard sale on Saturday, March 23, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the development on State Road 200 across from Heath Brook The yard sale will be in the clubhouse and on clubhouse grounds by all the community residents. Breakfast will be served with sandwiches and coffee. Lunch will be soup and sandwiches. There will also be a bake sale. The event is open to the public.Saturday, April 6 Swam p Fo x Spring FlingCalling all chili cooks and classic car owners! Francis Marion Military Academy is hosting The Swamp Fox Spring Fling on April 6, at the Ocala Shrine Club on 4301 S.E. Maricamp Road. Please visit www.swampfoxevents.com or call Charlie DeMenzes at 352-843-7790 for more information to sign up a chili team or enter a vehicle. The Swamp Fox Fling is a family fun day that will include voting for favorite chili, viewing and voting on classic cars, a childrens game area and more. Get your raffle tickets at Pasteurs, Gateway Bank locations, First Avenue Bank locations and Prestige Auto Sales to win a car! Event starts at 10 a.m. and is free to the public. The proceeds of the event will benefit the Francis Marion Military Academy. 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Friday, March 1, 2013 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com www.smcitizen.com 8~ Friday, March 1, 2013 BY RICH LOWRY The least-plausible sentence in the English language is We know this works, when those words are spoken by President Barack Obama. He said them the other week in his State of the Union address about early-childhood education. President Obama called for universal preschool funded by the federal government in cooperation with the states. He cited study after study showing that investment in Pre-K pays for itself several times over by creating better outcomes for children. He said this about two months after the release of a devastating report on the ineffectiveness of the federal governments alreadyexisting $8 billion-a-year Pre-K program, Head Start. The study wasnt published by The Heritage Foundation. It was conducted by the Department of Health and Human Services, which presumably doesnt have a right-wing agenda or bristle with hostility toward children. Grover Whitehurst of the Brookings Institution calls the study one of the most ambitious, methodologically rigorous, and expensive federal program evaluations carried out in the last quarter century. The HHS study concluded that there were initial positive impacts from having access to Head Start, but by the end of 3rd grade there were very few impacts ... The few impacts that were found did not show a clear pattern of favorable or unfavorable impacts for children. One would have thought that an elaborate, state-of-the-art study of Head Start would have merited mention in a speech advocating expansion of Head Start-like programs. Instead, the president invoked study after study to create an impression of empirical certainty that, at the very least, doesnt exist. He said the experience of Oklahoma and Georgia with Pre-K is that it makes it more likely kids will go on to graduate high school, hold jobs and form stable families. Glenn Kessler, the fact-checker at The Washington Post, interviewed people close to the Oklahoma and Georgia programs, and they didnt know what the president was talking about. Believers in Pre-K usually cite the success of the Perry Preschool Project and the Abecedarian Project, widely heralded early-childhood education programs from the 1960s and the 1970s. But Grover Whitehurst notes what sets them apart: They were very small, lavishly funded, multiyear programs run by small teams of highly committed experts. The question is whether they can replicate them on a vast scale. The 40-year experience of Head Start, now serving 1 million children, says no. If the state of the research mattered to the president, he would be cautious rather than audacious in his Pre-K goals. He would focus on at-risk kids, who have the most to gain from Pre-K, rather than launching a new universal program. He would want more research on what does and doesnt work at the state level rather than declaring the question settled for all time. He would support incrementalism rather than a vast expansion on top of a failed Head Start. But he has an ideological commitment to an expansive government and an unshakable faith in its ability, given enough funding and the right rules and regulations, to overcome any obstacle. So impervious is his point of view to the evidence that even his own Department of Health and Human Services cant penetrate it.Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.(c) 2013 by King Features Synd., Inc. The events of this past weekend emphasized to me that I wonder why people go to auto races and sit down low, but its not just for the reasons you might expect. True, the safety factor is there, especially after Saturdays crash in the Nationwide series race, which usually attracts only about a five-second mention on most sportscasts. But when you count the number of races and then count the incidents such as this, youll see how rare it is. To me, though, the ability to follow the race is more important. When you sit down low, the cars go flying by at 180 mph or better, almost a mere blip, and then theyre gone again for a while until they come around again. Meanwhile, the lead could have changed a couple of times, or there could have been an accident on the far reaches of the track that slow the cars down by the time they get to you. If I were going to a place like Daytona, Id want to sit high where I could see everything. Better still, stay home and watch it on television. If you know a lot about auto racing, mute the announcers and just watch the race while carrying on a conversation with those around you. If something happens, you can quickly unmute the TV. You know theyre going to show a replay a dozen times or so, anyway. Saturdays crash was devastating to a lot of people. Although none of the injuries was classified as life-threatening, you can imagine that the pain of injury will continue for a long time. For those who had a narrow escape, the thought of what might have happened will linger. Now the attention turns to prevention, as NASCAR looks to ways to protect the fans from the debris after a violent crash such as this one. Some have suggested an additional fence a few feet away from the existing one, but its already been pointed out that some fans might not like being moved further away from the track. Its worthy of note, however, that NASCAR has taken great pains over the years to make the cars safer for the drivers. In this case the focus has been, rightly so, on the spectators, as the engine and wheels of a car went flying into the grandstand. But consider the driver. This was a violent crash that literally sheared the car in two. Had the wheels and engine stayed on the track, we would have been praising the safety features that allowed the driver to climb out and walk away from the accident while parts of his vehicle were scattered all over. Im glad everyone will eventually be all right after this accident, but lets face reality. Accidents are why a lot of people tune in to auto racing in the first place. Theyll call it a dull race if there are no caution flags. As for me, Ill stay home and watch on TV. Theres no flying debris in my living room, and theres a pause button if I have to leave the room to prepare a snack.Jim Clark is the editor of the South Marion Citizen. PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOSTEDITOR: JIM CLARK Citizen The opinions expressed in South Marion Citizen editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper.Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board.Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns.Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 854-3986.All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via email. 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. Last week, the Marion County Commission voted 3-2 to reject the cuts in property taxes authorized by Florida Amendment 11, which passed with 61 percent of the vote last November. Newcomers Earl Arnett and David Moore voted for the cuts, while the three veterans of the commission, Kathy Bryant, Stan McClain and Carl Zalak vote no. Last year when the amendment was on the ballot, we recommended defeat, saying the effect would be minimal on the public if passed but would hurt the local tax base. We stand by that. The majority of the commissioners apparently agreed, saying, as we did last year, that the county and schools couldnt afford to take another hit on the taxes. Some of the objections to the countys decision have been vocal, almost to the point of being irrationally passionate. Some people fail to examine the issue more closely. They claim, loud and long, that the county is going against 61 percent of the voters in Florida. Actually, thats not correct. The county is doing exactly what the amendment authorized. Go back and read the amendment again and youll find it authorized county and city governments to vote on whether to grant the new exception, and thats exactly what the county did. The fact that some people dont like the way the county voted doesnt mean the county rejected what the voters of the state approved. The new proposed tax exception carries three stipulations. The first is that the home must be valued below $250,000. Well agree that applies to many homes in this area. The second sets an income threshold for the homeowner, There may be some people who fall into that category. The third condition, however, is the one that would make the rule difficult to follow in this area. The person receiving the exemption must have lived in the same house for 25 years. That means that, if you qualify on the other two rules, you must have moved into your house either in 1988 or before. Otherwise, you dont qualify. That, we expect, would eliminate a lot of people. So before everyone starts throwing stones, they should sit back and cool off. They may find that their protests are unnecessary. Being a county commissioner means making some tough decisions. In this recent vote, all five voted their conscience. You cant ask for much more than that. S UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Amendment 11 isnt for us Happy watching races on television The president doesnt know how this works READER OPINIONS INVITED Jim Clark Editor LETTER TO THE EDITOR Entitlements?We definitely need to get things straightened out with the correct meaning of how the word entitlement is used. Benefits such as Social Security are earned, workers compensation is earned, welfare is unearned, food stamps are unearned Medicare B is taken out of our Social Security, so it is earned. Medicaid is supposed to be for the poor people of this country not for illegal aliens. You cannot lump everything into one category. Medicaid fraud is out of control something needs to be done, just leave Medicare alone. Why would anyone want to get a job when you get more money on welfare, food stamps, WIC, SSD and unemployment and believe me they know how to work the system. People who come to this country legally are suppose to be able to get a job, learn the language and read and write to become citizens. Cant anyone see what is wrong here? Just what entitles these illegals to come here and reap the unearned entitlements that they are getting, free everything including health care. This country would empty out fast if we cut these unearned entitlements off. I am a citizen born and bred here and when I had my children I had to pay through the nose for them, I couldnt run to another country have them, not pay for it and then call them citizens and go back to my country. We have been giving this country away a little bit at a time and we are now just about bankrupt, does PLEASESEELETTER, PAGE10 tickets yet? Tickets will be on sale inside donut drop-in on Saturday, March 9 from 9 to 11 a.m. (Note the ticket sales will be inside the Orchid Club auditorium during donut drop-in.) Just $21 gets $30 in free play and bus transportation including gratuity. The bus leaves promptly from the Palm Grove lot at 11:30 a.m. and departs the Hard Rock at 6:30 p.m. Call Adele at 352-8544963 for additional information.New York ClubJust a reminder that on March 27 well be having Prom Night 2 with music by The Sounds of Time. Tickets go on sale March 11 in the card room from 10 a.m. to noon. Check your cubby holes for more information. Proper attire is requested. Feel like the kings and queens of the ball. A sit-down dinner will be served but the caterer has not been confirmed at this time. If you have any questions please contact Jeannie (352-854-1172). On the agenda is a trip to Tampa Bay Downs on April 3. Check with Linda (352-362-8131) to see if any seats are available. Cost is $44 each. If you know of anyone in the club who would like kind word, please call Ginny (352-854-5120). An, dont forget your dues for 2013 of $6 each. Join this great club for lots of fun and camaraderie. If you have any suggestions for places to visit or themes for our dances please contact John McHale (352-362-3465).Laurel Oaks PartyThe famous Laurel Oaks St. Patricks Day party will be held on Wednesday, March 13, at the Orchid Club. Green and white carnations will grace each table with balloons floating overhead. A choice of four different styles of Irish party hats are available for each person. A beautiful green bead necklace with three shamrocks is presented to each of the ladies along with other surprises. Yes, there are beads for the gents as well. Everyone receives a green shamrock wrist bracelet! There will Irish tunes and more from the keyboard of Elaine Fitchpatrick. Top it off with a delicious corned beef and cabbage dinner. Bring the beverage of your choice. Join in the Irish trivia contest, sing along, 50/50 and other surprises! Yes, you could go home with the (possible) $5,000 door prize!! The best St. Patricks party in Ocala and only $12 per person! Check your cubby for the flyer. For more information call Paula at 352-237-4550. You will not want to miss this wonderful Laurel Oaks party!! Irish American ClubTickets for the St. Pattys dance are still available. Cost is $15 for members and $20 for guests. Please call Gloria Bartosik at 352-873-6989. The dance will be held on Thursday, March 14, at the Palm Grove Club. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The menu is corned beef and cabbage, stuffed chicken breast, mashed potatoes, carrots, dessert and coffee. Soda will be served. You may bring any other beverages of your choice. We want to thank all the new members, and the old members, for turning out for the membership drive and our St. Pattys dance. Your turnout has saved our club from closing. We have decided that our new theme song will now be Staying Alive. The next function for our club will be held on May 23. Tickets will be on sale on May 8. Our theme for this dance as well as the menu will be announced in the next bulletin. Stay tuned.Performing Arts Company The Odd CoupleIt takes more than some actors and a director to put on a stage play. There are generally more off-stage people involved than those on stage but the onstage people get the public acclaim. For the Performing Arts Companys Odd Couple we have 24 people working offstage and that doesnt include people such as ushers or those that load and unload the scenery that goes on stage. Madie Brown is our house manager, charged with getting seating set up, enlisting a large number of people to be ushers and training them, being responsible for getting the auditorium cleaned up after each show. JoAnn Veale and Sharon Opdkyke are our prop people. They venture out to the thrift stores or go begging and borrowing, looking for the numerous items needed on stage. We have as little as 45 seconds in some instances to make costume changes between acts and the people who make that happen are Sara Schmitt and Pat Dibartolo. Then we have Mary Koenig heading up the makeup department. You probably think those actors are just naturally good looking; in reality Mary makes them look that good. The list goes on and in future articles well touch on more of these miracle workers. Remaining tickets for the dinner theatre are limited; call Shari Weber at 352-8540116 for the few vacant tables. For the remaining shows, if you cant get to one of the public sales call Linda Noel at 352-873-9908.Oak Run TravelWe just have to brag a little. Our travelers who went to see Hooray For Hollywood have been calling to tell us how great the show was and that the food at the Blackwater Inn was phenomenal. Also received high-fives for the Buddy Holly Story. Seats at both shows were the best in the house they said. With this kind of response you better grab up the last few tickets remaining for the following three trips coming up soon. On Friday, March 15, we are going shopping at The Florida Mall, trip 17. As always, this trip is hosted by Della Blanchard, our shopping expert, who changed this from the original Brandon Mall as shown in the brochure to the Florida Mall. You can get your Easter shopping done early and also enjoy lunch at one of many restaurants. Cost is just $23 which includes the bus drivers trip. Call Della now! At Ed Fletchers Dinner Theatre on May 4 after enjoying a wonderful buffet you will see Over The River and Through The Woods (trip 23). This comedy is about a young man who wants to go off on his own but is stymied by grandparents on both sides of his Italian-American family. Call Emily and Paul Pike for information and tickets. Trip 24, Hard Rock Casino trip 3 of 2013, is on Wednesday, May 8. The bus leaves at 8 a.m. which allows us to return early like so many of you prefer to do. The cost of $22 per person includes the bus drivers tip. Call Valerie Oddo to get your seat and be sure you have your player number or drivers license to sign up for this trip.Royal Oaks Womens 18 Hole Golf Tuesday, Feb. 19, the game was David and Goliath. What? Only the 5 longest and the 4 shortest holes counted for the final score. And the winners were: 1st Flight 1st place, Nancy Lefebvre, 2nd place, Roseann Lavacca, 3rd place, Joanne Ellis; 2nd Flight 1st place, Sheila Adams, 2nd place, Donna Gwin, 3rd place, Joan OBrien, and tied for 4th were Dianna Love, Bette Johnson and Bea Terry; 3rd Flight 1st place, Patty Dougherty, 2nd place, Mary Kay Frandsen, 3rd place, B. J. Lassiter, 4th place, Joanne Morris. Closest to the pin was Kathy Kollar. Kudos to the winners!!Royal Oaks Lady NinersLast week we were rained out for our Sweetheart Scramble,but we all had a great time with cocktails and dinner. The room looked elegant with all the decorations that Patty Waddell, Rea Stover and Diana Schmidt put up. Elsa Berbig secured the entertainment and it was singers from Oak Run. They all had beautiful voices. On Feb. 21 we played tee to green and in the A flight Patty Waddell and BJ Lassiter tied for first; 2nd. was Bette Johnson. In flight B 1st. was Vange Bell, 2nd. Julie Jackson, 3rd. Diana Schmidt and there were three tied in 4th, Cindy Kocher, Joan Scholl and Darlene Lamo. We had three chip-ins Darlene Lamo #6, Vange Bell #7 and Carolee Rolia #4. Closest to pin on #6 was BJ Lassiter.Royal Oaks Mens Golf The second Royal Oaks Mens Golf Association tournament of 2013 was conducted over four days beginning Feb.15 and concluding Friday Feb.22. The format was match play and the event was hosted by ROMGA President John Terry. The winners were as follows: White tee, flight one first place Emmet Dowling, second place Dick Blackburn, third place Dave Dawson; flight two first place Ron Kowalewski, second place Bob Albright, third place Frank Kelly; flight threefirst place John DeSalvo, second place Tom Ducz, third place John Terry. 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Friday, March 1, 2013 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 20~ Friday, March 1, 2013 www.smcitizen.com The bloodmobile from Floridas Blood Centers will be in the parking lot in front of the Palm Grove Club on Thursday, March 7, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please come and donate the gift of life. Do You Remember?Tune in channel 12 for Len Teitlers presentation of the recent seminar at Oak Run with Yogi Andrew and Ingrid Crane. It will air following FYI daily at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. from March 1 to March 8.Troubadours Tickets, tickets, tickets!. You will be hearing a lot about ticket selling from the Troubadours. We will start our ticket sales at the Orchid Club from 8 to 10:30 a.m. on Mondays, March 4, 11, 18, 25, Wednesdays, March 6 13, 20, 27, and Saturdays, March 9 and 23. Saturday night, March 23, we will also sell tickets from 5:30 to 7 p.m. April ticket sale dates are Mondays, April 1 and 8, Wednesdays, April 3 and 10 and Saturdays, April 6 and 13. You will need to get your tickets early, especially the reserved seats. They go very fast. We have four wheelchair spaces in the first row of each section, two on each side. We will also be selling tickets at Palm Grove on Thursdays during our regular rehearsal time from 1 to 3 p.m. The dates are March 7, 14, 21, 28. April dates are 4 and 11. Last day to buy would be Saturday, April 13, at the Orchid Club. You can also buy tickets at the door. For more information call Barbara Ferguson at 352-897-1237 or Elvira Rusconi at 352-873-1254. We are so excited over the wonderful music we are learning. It has been a fun and challenging experience. We work very hard so we can give you our very best. Our theme this year is The Music of Life and it covers a vast array of beautiful music. Youll hear some new soloists, ensembles, and other surprises. We invite you to come and hear the awesome talent we have in Oak Run. You will be pleasantly surprised. We also invite those of you who would like to sing in our group to contact Dr. Mary Beth Lake at 352-873-8787. We welcome all singers. We look forward to seeing you at the concert.!!Upstate New York ClubUpstate New York Club will be selling tickets for their March 25 event, on March 9 from 8 to 10 a.m. and March 16 from 10 a.m. to noon. Ticket sales will be held both days at the Orchid Club. There will be a catered dinner with coffee, tea and yummy dessert. You may bring the beverage of your choice. Tickets are $12 for members and $14 for guests. A variety of skits and musical entertainment will be provided by the Golden Troopers. Remember 6 p.m. on March 25 at Palm Grove. Please let us know of any new residents from upstate New York so we can contact and welcome them. For ticket information call Steve at 352-861-1223. For other information call Carl at 215778-0864.Baby Boomers Hard RockHey Boomers and guests, the Hard Rock trip is April 16. 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Friday, March 1, 2013 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com Attend the worship service of your choice... 10~ Friday, March 1, 2013 www.smcitizen.com anyone care? No we just keep on giving. There are people living here who came from another country and never worked a day who get more Social Security than I do. Are you going to say this should not upset me? This is not the same country who accepted everyone who came here with open arms; we cannot afford it anymore. Cant we at least stop until we get our country back financially? Before we even think of doing anything about illegal immigration we need to secure the border, for Gods sake. Pam Lee, Ocala LETTERCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 Along about Friday of this past week I noticed a strange phenomenon stalking the parsonage. Actually, it is not that strange to notice something strange at our parsonage. The first thing I do every morning when I go into the bathroom and look into the mirror I see something really strange. This was something just a little bit different in the strange category. I suppose strange has a wide range of categories and levels and whatnot. That being said, I am not quite sure which level of strangeness this phenomena that I discovered this past week belongs. This past week I was on my own. My wife had left me. Actually, I bought her a ticket to send her to upstate New York, which turned out to be the coldest week in New York. Not to mention the snow. And please, dont mention the snow. I am not accustomed to being on my own. The notorious trinity; me, myself and I can get into a lot of trouble. However, I was by myself for this week and in charge of everything. I drove my wife to the airport, returned and spent my first night alone. I celebrated by eating in bed. Oh, the crumbs, the blessed crumbs were all around. Nothing says home more than crumbs in your bed. Normally, potato chips are not permitted in the bedroom but then, this is not normally. I got up the next morning, sniffed the air and noticed something strange. Usually every morning I get up and smell coffee brewing. Where in the world is the coffee? I asked myself. I went into the kitchen and no coffee was brewing. Then it dawned on me. Im in charge. Ha. Ha. I grinned a big grin as I brewed my morning coffee, and the day was set. I left the house for my office as I usually do. All day long, I labored at my laboring, and then it was time to go home. I went home and sat in my chair to watch some evening news. I began to realize something was wrong. I said to myself, Where is supper? Then it dawned on me. Im in charge. Ha. I did not smile as much as I shuffled into the kitchen to look for something resembling supper. I raided the refrigerator of all the foodstuff I could find. As I was sitting there talking to myself... Out to Pastor Rev. James Snyder Then I put my supper together and gravitated to the table to enjoy my supper. After the first bite of what I called my supper, I said to myself, Yuck, this certainly is not the fare Im used to. I crunched it all and washed it down with 3 gallons of lukewarm coffee. Do not let this get back to anybody that you might know or that might know me, but I am a lousy cook. As I thought about this, I begin to evaluate the situation. It is not my fault I am a bad cook. The fault must lie with the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage. She does all the cooking around here and her cooking is so marvelous that anything I might set on the table is yuckfare in comparison. Through the years, she has adequately trained me to appreciate fine dining. I tried to make a mental note about this but could not find a pencil at the time. Then on Friday, I ran out of underwear. This is something new for me because it has never happened before. I searched through my dresser drawers and could not find any underwear. They have always been in my dresser drawers for as long as I can remember. Now, they are nowhere to be found. I cast a wistful eye in the direction of the washer/dryer and noticed a huge pile of dirty underwear. I can never remember this happening before. I said to myself, Why has nobody done the laundry? After all, I can never remember a PLEASESEESNYDER, PAGE11 BY ELOISE HOLLYFIELD ejh2025@gmail.comEntertainment and travel constitute this weeks OTOW Happenings.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 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 352-304-8314 a.s.a.p. Those interested in sponsoring this event should contact PDG Lion Estelle Clark at 352-861-7358 or at maggiemagoo12@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!On the Road AgainBob Woods has a few cabins remaining for the May 20 cruise on the Enchantment of the Seas, heading from Port Canaveral to Coco Cay and Nassau, and there are a couple of outside and balcony staterooms still available. Prices include transportation to and from OTOW, including drivers gratuities and porters fee at the pier, along with a $50 shipboard credit per cabin. Passports are required. Insurance is extra and highly recommended. This is the last announcement for this cruise. Bobs second remaining cruise is a 7-night, 8-day jaunt from San Juan. Puerto Rico on December 7 that is slated to go to St Thomas, St, Croix, Antigua, Martinique, St Lucia, and back to San Juan. There are still some cabins available. Bob is looking for additional stand-bys for his motor coach trips to Washington, D.C. in September and his Charleston/Savannah trip in October. For additional information, contact Bob at 854-0702 or visit his website at www.bobwoodsontheroadagain.com.Sail Away Cruise ClubThe Sail Away Cruise Club is pleased to announce its plans for a cruise beginning on Nov. 9. The Royal Caribbean and the Oasis of the Seas have let the club extend some of the cabins until the end of March. To date, there has been a very positive response to this sailing even though it is still seven months away. If you would like more information on this cruise, please call Fred at 352-237-6367. This event will sell out quickly in the next month or two, so dont miss out. All are welcome to come along on this 7-night Western Caribbean cruise on one of the largest ships in the world. OTOW Lions plan fashion show Upcoming Events at VFW Post 4781Annual celebration of St. Patricks Day, March 16, Saturday from 4:30 to 6:30. The menu includes corn beef and cabbage and all the trimmings. After a great dinner join us for music and entertainment in the Canteen beginning at 6. Donation is $10 per person. Tickets can be purchased in the Canteen. No tickets will be sold at the door. The Mens Auxiliary will sponsor a Good Friday fish and chips dinner on March 29 from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday Breakfast is served from 8 to 10 a.m. Donation is $4. The Mens Auxiliary serves shrimp and wing baskets with coleslaw and fries on the first and third Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. Bingo is open to the public each Monday and Thursday with early bird specials beginning at 11:30 a.m. Lunch is available. Computer Classes Do you want to become more computer savvy? Do you have questions? If so, mark your calendar for a great opportunity for free computer classes beginning the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. Classes are instructed by Robert from Lanshark. Join us for an enjoyable learning experience at VFW Post 4781! Members and guests (non-members must be signed in by a VFW Post 4781 member) Monday Night Bar Bingo is played in the Canteen from 6 to 8. Join us for Karaoke on Friday, March 1, and Saturday, March 2 with R Entertainment. Canteen lunches are now served on Wednesday and Friday from 11 to 2. VFW Post 4781 is at 9401 S.W. 110th St. (behind Sims Furniture) Phone is 352-873-4781. Hospice volunteers needed locallyVolunteers 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 Are you looking for me? T INA 000E6KX Im at The Cutting Edge 854-1178 8820 SR 200, Suite B Next to Divine Providence Resale Tuesday, Thursday, Friday-5 Saturday-12 Play our 9 Hole Course with a cart only $1 7 00 Get another 9 H oles (on the same day) 000E4BN (L IMITED TO ONE SPECIAL PER DAY E XPIRES 3/15/13.) Located off Hwy 41 across from Rainbow Springs State Park entrance. 20650 SW 80th Place Rd., Dunnellon Fo o d S o f t D r i n k s & C o ld B e e r A v a i l a b l e with this coupon (352) 489-4566 FREE Land/Home Financing FHA Loans VA Loans Buy For Loans Home Only Loans USDA Loans Equity Financing Alternative Income Financing 352-622-6324 or 1-800-313-6324 Prestige Home Centers, Inc. 4300 SOUTH PINE AVE. 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P astor K evin Hunt (Independent) 6158 S W Hwy 200 Jasmine Plaza Oc ala, FL 34476 873-4705 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 FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH (Disciples of Christ) W orship: 10:30 AM Sunday School: 9:15 AM (352) 629-6485 www .firstchristianocala.org 1908 S.E. Ft. King St. (Next to Marion Technical Institute) First Christian Church of Ocala Nursery Provided 000DP7L Revs. T erry & Mary Beth Harper Pastors See us on Facebook 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 000DP93 College Road Baptist Chur ch 5010 SW College Road, Ocala, FL (352) 237-5741 Rev Ronnie W alker Pastor Rev Jef f Rountree, Minister of W o rship Rev Rob Loy Jr ., Student Minister Jason Kaminski, Children s Minister T rina Loy Preschool Director Holding Forth the Word of Life...JESUS Sunday W o rship Services 8:00, 9:30 & 1 1 :00 am 9:30 & 1 1:00 Sunday School W e dnesday 6:30 PM Children/Student Ministries 6:30 PM Mid-W eek Bible Study www .colleger oad.org 000DG9D 8070 SW 60th A ve. 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Friday, March 1, 2013 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 18~ Friday, March 1, 2013 www.smcitizen.com time when the laundry has piled up quite as much as it has this week. Then it dawned on me. Im in charge. Not really knowing how to do laundry, I tried to work out a plan of recycling my underwear. After all, my wife is an expert at recycling. She recycles everything. It was late Friday morning when I noticed this afore mentioned strange phenomenon. For the whole week, I have been talking to myself. That was not the strange thing. The strange thing was, I noticed late Friday morning, not only was I talking to myself, but I was answering myself and many times arguing with myself. Now the problem is, who is really winning the argument? I then remembered what the Bible says, And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him (Genesis 2:18 KJV). Even God knows that the man He created needs a companion or help mate to fulfill his life. Sometimes we are apt to forget the provisions God has made for us. However, if a person comes to the Bible with an open mind and an open heart, he or she will discover that God has our best interest in mind for the longest period of time. Instead of talking to myself, I spent a little time talking to God and thanking Him for the wonderful provisions He has made for my life both now and eternally. 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. SNYDERCONTINUED FROM PAGE 10 Temple Bnai DaromTemple Bnai Darom will hold a traditional first seder on Monday evening, March 25 at Silver Springs Restaurant, 5300 E. Silver Springs Blvd. The seder will be conducted by Rabbi Sherman Stein. The cost is $28.50 per person which includes a full seder dinner with choice of brisket or salmon. All reservations must be received by Friday, March 15. For reservations or additional information please contact Micki Hirsch at 352-624-9563.Christs Church of Marion CountySaturday, March 2: Mens Prayer Group, 8 a.m. Sunday, March 3: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10 a.m. Monday, March 4: Bible Study, 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 5: Womens Crafts and Fellowship, 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 6: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Thursday, March 7: Mt. Mission School Choir Concert, 6 pm. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, http://www.ccomc.org.Friendship Baptist ChurchSunday services at Friendship Baptist Church on March 3 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, Hallelujah Praise the Lamb. Through the month of March the Choir will be singing music preparing the heart for Resurrection Sunday. Pastor Randall Brown will be bringing the 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 night 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 or you can find us on the web: www.friendshipbaptistocala.org.Our Redeemer LutheranJoin us for Casual with Christ every Saturday at 5 p.m., beginning March 9. This will be a casual service with modern music. Youth bible study follows. Religion Congregation Beth Israel of OcalaCongregation Beth Israel of Ocala is now accepting reservations for its Passover seder to be held on the second night of Passover, Tuesday March 26, at 6 p.m. at the Stone Creek Country Club and Grille in Ocala. The seder will feature a complete meal with rituals with a liberal, contemporary feel. Most of the seder will be done in English. The service will be facilitated by Judi Siegal and Sonia Peterson with those in attendance as participants. The cost is $30 for members, $35 for non-members and guests. For reservations and further information contact Estelle at 352-861PLEASESEERELIGION, PAGE12 When we lived up north, March was known as the windy month coming in like a lion and leaving like a lamb. Here we get our winds in February. They have blown through Pun Alley leaving some wind and hot air stories for you.Uplifting?A man went into the bar at his hotel and after a number of drinks got drunk. The guy next to him, also drunk, started talking about how windy it is. I tell you, its so windy that when the wind hits the sides of the hotel and goes up, the updraft is so strong that you can actually float in it! The first guy didnt believe a word of it, so the second guy talked him into going up on the roof with him. The second guy said, Look, Ill show you! So he went over to the ledge, leaned out until his feet left the edge and sure enough, he was hanging there in the air. Then he worked his hands and arms a bit and glided back to the rooftop. See! he said, Its really easy. The first guy was really impressed by that so he went over to the ledge, leaned out a bit, and then whoosh! Down he went and made an enormous splash in the pool two floors below. The second guy went back down to the bar and ordered another drink. The bartender said, What? Another one? You sure are mean when you get drunk, Superman!TypicalThree seniors were out walking. First one said, Windy, isnt it? Second one said, No, its Thursday! Third one said, So am I. Lets go get a beer.Well, blow me downIt was very windy, and she was a small 6 years old. When her mother asked her to sweep the sidewalk, the wind nearly blew her away. Each time she picked up the broom the wind knocked her over. When her mother came out to see how she was doing, the girl was stuffing rocks in her pocket. I thought you were cleaning off the sidewalk, her mother said. What in the world are you doing? The child replied, Now I weigh me down to sweep.BreezesWhen Oklahomans fled their homes as a result of the dust bowl, they loaded all their families into cars and headed out. These cars were the first Carry Okie machines. Britain is a wet place because the queen has had a long reign. I went to my doctor and asked for something for persistent wind. He gave me a kite. When the boy tripped and fell in the wet concrete he left a bad impression. Its windy at sporting events because of all the fans.Headed the Wrong WayTwo guys on a motorcycle were roaring down the road when the driver slowed up and pulled over. His leather jacket had a broken zipper, and he told his friend, I cant drive anymore with the wind hitting me in the chest like that. Just put the jacket on backwards. His friend advised. They continued down the road but around the next bend, they lost control and wiped out. A nearby farmer came upon the accident and called the police. When they arrived, an officer asked him, Are they showing any signs of life? Well, the farmer explained, the driver was until I turned his head around the right way.Happy now?An unhappy man was looking for the secret of happiness. He went all around the world making no progress until someone told him to climb one of the highest mountains in the Himalayas and seek out the cave of an unfathomably old and wise Tibetan monk. Fighting high winds and bad weather the man finally reached this cave. He was about half-dead from the cold and the exertion of the climb. Summoning all of the life that he still had left in him, he put the question to the mysterious old monk, What is the secret of happiness? The monk replied, The secret of happiness is never to disagree, no matter what you are confronted with. Seek harmony with everyone and everything around you. Always maintain the utmost in amiableness and agreeability. Outraged, the tired man gasped, Thats not the secret of happiness! The monk very calmly and affably said, OK. So its not the secret of happiness.Dick and his wife Jane live in Oak Run. March winds bring hot air through Pun Alley Pun Alley Dick Frank Once a Marine, always a MarineThe Marine Corps League Ocala West Detachment invites Marines to join. The group meets on the first Tuesday of each month at Angela Santos VFW at 1900 hours. For further information contact Commandant Don Eckerdt at 7320523 or 620-4055. Former FMF Corpsmen are welcome to join, and the league accepts associate members (non-Marines). 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 9524 S.W. 105th St., Ocala 237-2640 Sunday Sunday School . . 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship . 10:45 a.m. Evening Worship . . . 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study . . . . . 7 p.m. Youth Alive . . . . . 7 p.m. Friendship Baptist Church A Place of New Spiritual Beginnings 000DGAB Pastor Randy & Linda Brown Phone (352) 861-9080 JOIN US IN WORSHIP 9045 SW 60th Ave. Ocala, FL 000DANR Sunday Services 10:30 a.m. 6:00 p.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Monday Morning Christians Bible Studies Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Southwest Christian Church Maranatha Baptist Church 347-5683 www.maranathabaptistc.org Sunday School . . . . . . . . . . . 9:30 A.M. Sunday Services . . . . . 10:45 A.M. & 6:00 P.M. Sunday AWANA (Aug.-May) . . . . . . 6:00 P.M. Wednesday Bible Study/Prayer Meeting . . 6:45 P.M. Pastor Bill Fortune 000E2ZF PREACHING THE TRUTH IN LOVE 525 Marion Oaks Trail, Ocala 75 484 484 Exit 341 SW 49TH AVE. MARION OAKS PASS MARION OAKS TRAIL 200 484 MARION OAKS COURSE 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 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) 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 103 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. 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 000E6HQ 8810 SW SR 200 Suite 107, Kingsland Plaza Across from Pine Run352-291-7626 M o n F r i 9 a m 5 p m Sat. 9am 2pm Stop and visit us before you buy! We Guarantee Lowest Prices in Ocala! Service Loaner A vailable. 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Friday, March 1, 2013 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 12~ Friday, March 1, 2013 www.smcitizen.com 2542 or Sonia at 307-3662 by March 21. Congregation Beth Israel is a liberal, inclusive, contemporary congregation affiliated with the Jewish Reconstructionist Movement.Countryside Presbyterian ChurchPalm Sunday Countryside Presbyterian Church will hold a special communion service with palm processional lead by Rev. Gary Marshall for Palm Sunday on March 24 at 10:30 a.m. Maundy Thursday Countryside Presbyterian Church will hold a Tenebrae Service service of shadows with communion at 7:00 p.m on March 28 led by the Rev. Gary Marshall. Good Friday Countryside Presbyterian Church will hold a noon service on Good Friday, March 29 recalling Jesus crucifixion with the Rev. Gary Marshall officiating. Easter Sunday Celebratory Worship Service with communion at 10:30 a.m. on March 31 at Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala with Pastor Gary Marshall officiating. The Chancel and Handbell choirs will perform. For further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633. RELIGIONCONTINUED FROM PAGE 11 Third in a series of Jewish ValuesOne of the hallmarks of Judaism is the emphasis it places on gemilut chasadim, acts of loving-kindness. From the very beginning of Jewish history, there has always been a role model and a system of laws regulating how Jews were to treat their neighbors and themselves in an ethical and moral way, starting with the burial of Moses by God (Deut. 43:6) and continuing down through the ages with the prophets of Israel crying out against social injustice. The performance of gemilut chasadim is a mitzvah without measure. No earthly reward is promised but the more acts are performed; the better the world seems to be. Some examples of this commandment or mitzvah is clothing the naked, feeding the hungry, burying the dead and visiting the sick. The rabbis considered gemilut chasadim to be an even greater mitzvah that tzedakah, charity, because in gemilut chasadim, the person is actually giving not only money but also themselves and assistance to the person in need. The rabbis also felt that this was a very important mitzvah because charity can only be given to the poor, but gemilut chasadim can be extended to the rich and the poor, wherever the need is felt. And while charity is given to the living, attending a funeral service is considered a true act of gemilut chasadim because the deceased can never repay the person attending the funeral. Acts of gemilut chasadim are acts of true altruism and are done to make the world a Gemilut Chasadim: Acts of Loving Kindness Judis Journal Judi Siegal better place and to honor the dignity and worth of each individual. Because God clothed the naked as in the Garden of Eden the Creator gave Adam and Eve animal skins to cover themselves, so too do Jews give assistance to organizations that provide clothing to those in need. By imitating the works of God, Jews feel they are following in a holy and righteous path. To this extent, many Jewish congregations volunteer their time to man food pantries and soup kitchens in their communities. Others help out in shelters for battered women and the homeless as well as acting as advocates for children in our court system through the ad litem program. Many Jews also volunteer in nursing homes and retirement communities, working with the elderly in many lay capacities. In the larger Jewish communities, there is the chevra kadisha, holy society, a group of individuals concerned with the burial of the dead. Volunteers from the synagogue, wash, wrap, and guard the body until burial. In traditional Judaism, the body is wrapped in a shroud and buried in a wooden coffin so that body may return to the dust. There is much respect paid to the dead because the person has a soul and was made in the image of God. It is believed that the neshama, soul, stays near the body until burial and then returns to God. In recent times, in the more liberal communities, the chevra kadisha, has taken on the traditions of Jewish burial, instituting new rituals and reinterpreting the older ones. And like many rituals in the Jewish faith, burial and mourning practices continue to evolve over the years. In response to the recent attacks at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, the congregation I belong to, Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala, has taken on the mitzvah of gemilut chasadim by performing 26 acts of random kindness. We are answering violence not with more violence or with complete pacifism but with social action. Our acts of kindness include driving members to appointments who are undergoing chemo treatments, baking cookies for our fire fighters, collecting paperbacks for our troops abroad and bringing in canned goods for our local food pantry. Individuals can do these mitzvot or others as they are able. May we all perform acts of lovingkindness whatever our faith, thus making our world a better place to be. Alzheimers caregivers support groupIf you are a caregiver of a loved one with Dementia or Alzheimers disease, or have been recently diagnosed with the disease, Emeritus Ocala West would like to invite you to our monthly support groups. In addition to peer support, the groups will also invite specialists in the field who can answer questions about Dementia and Alzheimers disease, its causes, how a diagnosis is made and current research, as well as coping mechanisms for caregivers. Emeritus Ocala West staff will be available to discuss our unique Join Their Journey Program. There is no cost to attend this group and everyone who is living with a friend or family member with Dementia or Alzheimers is encouraged to attend. Support groups are the second Tuesday of each month from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. or the last Thursday of every month from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Please contact Tanja Papa, Memory Care Director at 352-861-4444 for more information. Emeritus Ocala West is at 9070 S.W. 80th Ave., Ocala. had two sons, Michael and Anthony. Michael lives in Amherst New York and his younger brother Anthony lives in East Aurora. Her career followed two different lines. Her first was in the food business where she worked as the manager for a local delicatessen and then for the prestigious Sierra Country Club. Emilys second area of work was with the banking industry and eventually that evolved into the real estate aspect of the business. It was working in the real estate field that she met Bob. Bob and Emily worked in the same real estate office together. T hey became such good partners at that endeavor they decided to expand the partnership and get married. That was nineteen years ago and theyve been happily together ever since. All through their marriage, Bob has continued to be in the music business. Because most of the members of Bobs original band were older, over the years the other members died or became unable to perform due to illness. This however, did not keep him from pursuing what made him happy, and that was playing music. Bob continued to play with other bands and logged on some pretty special venues. He played at the State Theater in Niagara Falls where he opened for Johnny Cash and he also opened for Bobby Vinton at the Strawberry Festival in Plant City, to mention just a couple. Several years ago, when Emily and Bob began researching places to retire, they began looking through an AARP brochure. After living most of their lives in New York, the only criteria for a retirement location was that it be warm. They found four or five different places that were possibilities including Cherrywood; the Plantation Coast and the Villages. Fortunately for us, they decided on Cherrywood Estates as their new home. Having moved into our community, they were warmly welcomed and Bob continued his entertainment career. With the exception of taking a little over a year off because of health reasons back in 2005, he has kept up a steady schedule of performing at parties of all kinds and in many different venues. Just a few of the places Bob has or is currently playing include the Brooksville Accordion Club; Cherrywood Accordion Club; Moose and Elks lodges; Oxford Community Center and Orange Blossom Opry. This is in addition to playing for private individuals at anniversary celebrations; birthday parties and private events. Both Emily and Bob are members of Saint Pauls National Polish Catholic Church in Belleview and the German American Club. Both love retired life where there are no obligations or schedules that have to be kept. They also love the community for what it offers and for the good people that surround them. Over the years Bob has expanded his talent to the key board. During the interview for this article, I was given a private recital and what an impressive performance it was. His talent is amazing and the music he makes is pure listening enjoyment. In the music room of his home, it was like there was a full orchestra playing. Dont miss the chance to meet Emily and Bob when he plays for the Veterans Club Spaghetti Dinner on March 23 because not only will you miss out on great entertainment; youll also miss out on meeting two very special people. Emily and Bob are two of the reasons that Cherrywood is a great place to live and retire. We thank them for helping to make this such a great community.From your reporterI would like to send out a heartfelt congratulation to Monica and Rich Becotte who just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Rich is our resident DJ and both he and Monica are a vital part of this community. If you have ideas or suggestions for something youd like to see in the Cherrywood section of your Citizen please contact me at urperssec@yahoo.com. I always enjoy hearing from you, the reader. CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 16 MONTHLY RENTAL APARTMENTS TRANSPORTATION ON OUR BUS WEEKLY HOUSEKEEPING OUTINGS AND DAILY SOCIALIZATION TWO MEALS A DAY STATE-OF-THE-ART FITNESS CENTER ASK US ABOUT OUR MOVE-IN SPECIAL. OFFERED FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY... LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION! 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Friday, March 1, 2013 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 16~ Friday, March 1, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Read the classifieds Dont be shy; come out and enjoy any or all of the great activities we have in this community. You may have had a bad experience once when you came to functions but believe me; there are a lot of wonderful people in Cherrywood so try again. Spotlight on excellenceEach week we feature residents of Cherrywood who have an interesting past; a promising future or who have made a contribution to the quality of life here in our community. This week we feature Bob and Emily Maciok. Dont be surprised if you dont recognize the name because Bob has a stage name; its Bob Mace. Bob is a native of Buffalo, New York, where he grew up with a younger brother. For the most part he had what most people would call a normal childhood but one day his life changed. He went to visit an uncle who had served in Europe during the Second World War. It was on this encounter that Bob was introduced to the world of music. His uncle had served with the 82nd Airborne Division and when he returned home, he brought back some war souvenirs; two Hohner 12 base accordions. On visits, Bob was invited to play along with his uncle and developed a deep appreciation and affection for music. In addition, he not only learned a respect for the instrument; but Bob also discovered that he had a real talent. Soon, 9-year-old Bob was practicing all the time. Partially it was his own incentive but part was because of his Mothers firm insistence. He recalls how his second floor bedroom over looked a vacant lot similar to what many of us had in our neighborhoods. He would be practicing his accordion while watching the other boys playing football or baseball on that field; wishing he could be with them. His perseverance did pay off for young Bob. At Bishop Ryan High School, he met a friend whose older brother was a guitarist. The brother formed a band and Bob was invited to be a part of that group. Of course he joined in and at the ripe old age of 13 he was playing in some of the hottest places in town. Even after his transfer to Sloan High School he continued to play with the band named the Harry D Trio. It was the largest trio in the world at the time because there were four members. Bob was the youngest member and he remembers playing in night clubs; bars and saloons from his earliest days with the band. It was illegal but in those days no body seemed to care, he confided. At 21, Bob married. While working with the band on a part time basis, he took a job at Bethlehem Steel Corp. Through hard work and continuing education he worked his way up to the foremans position at the plant. It was good that Bob worked at the two jobs because before long he and his wife had three children. He has two daughters and a son from that first marriage. 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Friday, March 1, 2013 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 14~ Friday, March 1, 2013 www.smcitizen.com On Tuesday, Feb. 19, the Veterans Club took time out to honor the surviving spouses of our Veterans Club members. Twenty-one ladies were invited to a special tea at 2 p.m. to show that neither they nor their loved ones were forgotten. The menu included tea sandwiches with fruit garnishes and a wide assortment of teas. Dessert included a delicious bundt cake and homemade cookies. Ida Mahar baked the cookies and the cake was made especially for the occasion by Frank Juarbe Jr. and David Rondinelli. After the meal the ladies were invited by Fran Hall to try their hand at crafting with needle and thread. When they had finished, each had a memento of the afternoon to take with them. Veterans Club President Bill Mahar gave a short address expressing the gratitude of the veterans for the devotion and sacrifices that were made by these special ladies. At the conclusion, Bill presented each lady with a gorgeous planter donated by the College of Central Florida. Those in attendance were Norma Briggs; Irene Ciesla; Pia Dean; Sue DeWald; Mary Harrald; Bernice Hasinec; Gail Lott; Margarete Mestemaker; Zoe Milnes; Donna Moran; Pauline Pellerin; Audrey Reichel; Shirley Skaggs; Pat Stewart; Verna Studley; Virginia Tuckey; JimJim Cooper; and Cecily Hockenbury. Unable to attend were Marie Ustainowski; Bea LeQuin and Ginger Smith. Our Veterans Club would like to thank the following individuals for their hard work in planning this first of its kind event. On set up was Eve Houghtaling; Ruth Hurley and Holly Bragdon; servers included; Ruth Hurley, Sandra Brotherhood, Norma Alexander; Fran Hall and Crystal Giovanniello and of course committee chair Eve. So successful was this event that a special guest donated $500 for the Veterans Club to honor these ladies with a Christmas party. We thank our guest and most importantly, we thank these wonderful ladies who gave so much to our veterans and our country. Karaoke night funMore than 40 people showed up for the new and improved Karaoke Night on Saturday. Bill LaVertue had all new equipment that made the singers lives easier and the dancers moves more fluid. A wide variety of styles and songs made the evenings entertainment one of the best yet. You too can be a star for your friends and neighbors. Just come out for the next Karaoke night and see how much fun it can be. Even if you dont like to sing, you can dance and have a great time. Of course, you are always welcome to bring your favorite beverages and snacks. Watch this column for the next night of free music; extraordinary talent and just plain fun.Veterans Club spaghetti dinnerOur Veterans Club spaghetti dinner fund raiser is nearly sold out so be sure to see Geri for your tickets. This is a night you wont want to miss. Dinner will feature delicious spaghetti and meatballs; salad; bread; dessert; lemonade and iced tea. If you go hungry it wont be the fault of the Veterans Club, thats for sure. Of course, you can compliment your entre with wine or other beverages of choice that you bring along. Bob Mace (see spotlight on excellence article in this column) will provide first class entertainment on his accordion and keyboard. You will be captivated with the terrific music he provides for your dining and dancing pleasure. Bob is a master musician who has thrilled audiences from Buffalo, New York, to Central Florida and most places in between. Bob will amaze and astound you with his talent and wide variety of tunes. Naturally there will be door prizes and raffles including a special Italian gourmet basket that will be raffled off. If you win this specialty item it will enhance your evenings enjoyment with wines; cheeses; sweets and all things Italian. Tickets are only $6 per person so reserve your spot at the clubhouse for March 23 at 6 p.m. Proceeds support the charities and work of the Veterans Club as they serve Cherrywood and the community.Comedy Fest is hereSome tickets are still available for Comedy Fest on Monday, March 4. Two shows are scheduled; the first at 5:30 and the second at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are free so see Geri and make sure you have your seat for one of these great shows. This is a dont miss event at Cherrywood, sponsored by the Social Committee; Chris Zacco and Cherrywood Property Management. Jim Moody, renowned comedian and magician will perform his self described, Out of sleeve magic and off the cuff comedy which has earned him the nickname of The Crowd Teaser. Jim has appeared all over the State of Florida at everything from the top comedy clubs to conventions and is not only a crowd teaser but a crowd pleaser. Enjoy light snacks, lemonade and iced tea before the show and then sit back for an evening of laugher and fun. Where else can you find this much fun for free? See Geri right away for your tickets.Veterans Club meetingThe March meeting of the Cherrywood Veterans Club is shaping up to be one of the best of the year. Guest speaker William Wood of the Submarine Veterans of America Inc. will be on hand with a 24-foot replica of the Nautilus submarine. This is a working model that will be on display. Learn all of the workings of this famous ship; its mission; its accomplishments and its Veterans Club honors survivors Cherrywood John Everlove storied past. In addition, March is the month that officers for the board are nominated in anticipation for the April election. If you want to run for an office or nominate some one for office, you will definitely not want to miss this meeting. Our meetings are open to all of the residents of Cherrywood. We are proud of the work we do and are happy to share our accomplishments; hopes and plans with our neighbors and friends. Free liquid refreshments are served following the meeting. 2 p.m. Thursday, March 7 is the time to be there. Dont miss out on this important session.Grief seminarIf you have lost a loved one recently or maybe even not so recently, you are encouraged to attend a special free seminar put on by Dr. Doug Routledge. Doug holds degrees in Psychology and Family and Marriage Counseling so he is well qualified for assisting others through difficult times. A gifted speaker, Dr. Routledge will discuss The Erratic Cycle of Grief on Friday March 8 beginning at 11 a.m. With his sensitive sense of humor and honesty, everyone will find his presentation both informative and entertaining. Get answers to such questions as what grief is; how long it lasts; the secrets to handling grief and other such problems that individuals might have. This informal gathering encourages individuals to interact with each other and the speaker. Lunch will follow the presentation with a menu that includes hot golden fried chicken; macaroni salad; baked brown beans; potato chips; freshly baked potato rolls; fresh fruit tray and Black Forest cake. Contact Geri for tickets and be there to learn how to improve your life after a tragedy.Saint Patricks Day DanceOn March 16 from 7 until 10 p.m. the Clubhouse at Cherrywood will undergo a transformation to become a little bit of Ireland for the annual St. Pattys Day Dance. Break out your favorite Kelly green attire and dust off your bright green derby hat; its time for light hearted shenanigans again. Bring your favorite beverage and light snacks to enjoy with sandwiches and dessert, and enjoy the evening as Rich Becotte plays your favorite Irish tunes. Of course therell be lots of other types of music to dance to and enjoy. Rich has thousands of titles to choose from so youre just about guaranteed to hear your favorite songs. Tickets are just $3 so see Geri and plan on an evening of great fun. The festivities start at 7 p.m. and last until 10 so youll have plenty of time to enjoy your friends; neighbors and the entertainment.TriviaDonna James did a great job hosting Trivia on Wednesday. The Picky Ones team took first place with the Guppies coming in a close second. The subject was Valentines Day and the competition was stiff and by that I mean; not very serious. Everyone saw the questions on the big screen and then took their best guess at the right answers. Next month, March 20, Fred OHern will be the quizmaster with questions about Saint Pattys Day and who knows what else. Fred has a unique way of working in some curves when it comes to testing our knowledge. Trivia night costs each individual a whole dollar to play so you cant beat the price. If you dont have a team, not to worry, youll be placed with others to try your luck. Bring a favorite libation and snacks and come out to enjoy a fun evening of brain teasing. Be aware that theres a new time. Starting in March, Trivia begins at 7 p.m. Proceeds from Trivia go to the Wounded Warrior Foundation. So far, more than $200 has been donated to this worthy cause. Got blood?On March 27 from 9 a.m. until noon, Cherrywood will be conducting a blood drive at the clubhouse. Donors are badly needed. With this time of year being such a busy season with snowbirds visiting and such, the strain on the local blood banks has been heavy. If you can, please contact Geri and show up for this chance to be a hero and save a life. The professionals involved will make your experience a pleasant one and when you leave youll not only feel good about yourself; youll have made it possible for some one else to feel good.Heating and A/C SeminarThermo Cool Air Conditioning and Heating is holding a money saving seminar at Cherrywood on Thursday, March 14, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Learn some basic air conditioning and heating maintenance tricks; learn about small service repairs that can save you unnecessary trip charges; and learn about air filtration methods and energy saving tips. What better time or place to improve your personal comfort along with improving your budget than at this seminar? This is definitely worth the price of admission which is free. Contact Geri if you plan to attend so we can make sure theres a place for you. Oh, if youre worried about missing lunch, dont. Thermo Cool will be grilling hot dogs and hamburgers with beans prior to the program. 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Friday, March 1, 2013 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 14~ Friday, March 1, 2013 www.smcitizen.com On Tuesday, Feb. 19, the Veterans Club took time out to honor the surviving spouses of our Veterans Club members. Twenty-one ladies were invited to a special tea at 2 p.m. to show that neither they nor their loved ones were forgotten. The menu included tea sandwiches with fruit garnishes and a wide assortment of teas. Dessert included a delicious bundt cake and homemade cookies. Ida Mahar baked the cookies and the cake was made especially for the occasion by Frank Juarbe Jr. and David Rondinelli. After the meal the ladies were invited by Fran Hall to try their hand at crafting with needle and thread. When they had finished, each had a memento of the afternoon to take with them. Veterans Club President Bill Mahar gave a short address expressing the gratitude of the veterans for the devotion and sacrifices that were made by these special ladies. At the conclusion, Bill presented each lady with a gorgeous planter donated by the College of Central Florida. Those in attendance were Norma Briggs; Irene Ciesla; Pia Dean; Sue DeWald; Mary Harrald; Bernice Hasinec; Gail Lott; Margarete Mestemaker; Zoe Milnes; Donna Moran; Pauline Pellerin; Audrey Reichel; Shirley Skaggs; Pat Stewart; Verna Studley; Virginia Tuckey; JimJim Cooper; and Cecily Hockenbury. Unable to attend were Marie Ustainowski; Bea LeQuin and Ginger Smith. Our Veterans Club would like to thank the following individuals for their hard work in planning this first of its kind event. On set up was Eve Houghtaling; Ruth Hurley and Holly Bragdon; servers included; Ruth Hurley, Sandra Brotherhood, Norma Alexander; Fran Hall and Crystal Giovanniello and of course committee chair Eve. So successful was this event that a special guest donated $500 for the Veterans Club to honor these ladies with a Christmas party. We thank our guest and most importantly, we thank these wonderful ladies who gave so much to our veterans and our country. Karaoke night funMore than 40 people showed up for the new and improved Karaoke Night on Saturday. Bill LaVertue had all new equipment that made the singers lives easier and the dancers moves more fluid. A wide variety of styles and songs made the evenings entertainment one of the best yet. You too can be a star for your friends and neighbors. Just come out for the next Karaoke night and see how much fun it can be. Even if you dont like to sing, you can dance and have a great time. Of course, you are always welcome to bring your favorite beverages and snacks. Watch this column for the next night of free music; extraordinary talent and just plain fun.Veterans Club spaghetti dinnerOur Veterans Club spaghetti dinner fund raiser is nearly sold out so be sure to see Geri for your tickets. This is a night you wont want to miss. Dinner will feature delicious spaghetti and meatballs; salad; bread; dessert; lemonade and iced tea. If you go hungry it wont be the fault of the Veterans Club, thats for sure. Of course, you can compliment your entre with wine or other beverages of choice that you bring along. Bob Mace (see spotlight on excellence article in this column) will provide first class entertainment on his accordion and keyboard. You will be captivated with the terrific music he provides for your dining and dancing pleasure. Bob is a master musician who has thrilled audiences from Buffalo, New York, to Central Florida and most places in between. Bob will amaze and astound you with his talent and wide variety of tunes. Naturally there will be door prizes and raffles including a special Italian gourmet basket that will be raffled off. If you win this specialty item it will enhance your evenings enjoyment with wines; cheeses; sweets and all things Italian. Tickets are only $6 per person so reserve your spot at the clubhouse for March 23 at 6 p.m. Proceeds support the charities and work of the Veterans Club as they serve Cherrywood and the community.Comedy Fest is hereSome tickets are still available for Comedy Fest on Monday, March 4. Two shows are scheduled; the first at 5:30 and the second at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are free so see Geri and make sure you have your seat for one of these great shows. This is a dont miss event at Cherrywood, sponsored by the Social Committee; Chris Zacco and Cherrywood Property Management. Jim Moody, renowned comedian and magician will perform his self described, Out of sleeve magic and off the cuff comedy which has earned him the nickname of The Crowd Teaser. Jim has appeared all over the State of Florida at everything from the top comedy clubs to conventions and is not only a crowd teaser but a crowd pleaser. Enjoy light snacks, lemonade and iced tea before the show and then sit back for an evening of laugher and fun. Where else can you find this much fun for free? See Geri right away for your tickets.Veterans Club meetingThe March meeting of the Cherrywood Veterans Club is shaping up to be one of the best of the year. Guest speaker William Wood of the Submarine Veterans of America Inc. will be on hand with a 24-foot replica of the Nautilus submarine. This is a working model that will be on display. Learn all of the workings of this famous ship; its mission; its accomplishments and its Veterans Club honors survivors Cherrywood John Everlove storied past. In addition, March is the month that officers for the board are nominated in anticipation for the April election. If you want to run for an office or nominate some one for office, you will definitely not want to miss this meeting. Our meetings are open to all of the residents of Cherrywood. We are proud of the work we do and are happy to share our accomplishments; hopes and plans with our neighbors and friends. Free liquid refreshments are served following the meeting. 2 p.m. Thursday, March 7 is the time to be there. Dont miss out on this important session.Grief seminarIf you have lost a loved one recently or maybe even not so recently, you are encouraged to attend a special free seminar put on by Dr. Doug Routledge. Doug holds degrees in Psychology and Family and Marriage Counseling so he is well qualified for assisting others through difficult times. A gifted speaker, Dr. Routledge will discuss The Erratic Cycle of Grief on Friday March 8 beginning at 11 a.m. With his sensitive sense of humor and honesty, everyone will find his presentation both informative and entertaining. Get answers to such questions as what grief is; how long it lasts; the secrets to handling grief and other such problems that individuals might have. This informal gathering encourages individuals to interact with each other and the speaker. Lunch will follow the presentation with a menu that includes hot golden fried chicken; macaroni salad; baked brown beans; potato chips; freshly baked potato rolls; fresh fruit tray and Black Forest cake. Contact Geri for tickets and be there to learn how to improve your life after a tragedy.Saint Patricks Day DanceOn March 16 from 7 until 10 p.m. the Clubhouse at Cherrywood will undergo a transformation to become a little bit of Ireland for the annual St. Pattys Day Dance. Break out your favorite Kelly green attire and dust off your bright green derby hat; its time for light hearted shenanigans again. Bring your favorite beverage and light snacks to enjoy with sandwiches and dessert, and enjoy the evening as Rich Becotte plays your favorite Irish tunes. Of course therell be lots of other types of music to dance to and enjoy. Rich has thousands of titles to choose from so youre just about guaranteed to hear your favorite songs. Tickets are just $3 so see Geri and plan on an evening of great fun. The festivities start at 7 p.m. and last until 10 so youll have plenty of time to enjoy your friends; neighbors and the entertainment.TriviaDonna James did a great job hosting Trivia on Wednesday. The Picky Ones team took first place with the Guppies coming in a close second. The subject was Valentines Day and the competition was stiff and by that I mean; not very serious. Everyone saw the questions on the big screen and then took their best guess at the right answers. Next month, March 20, Fred OHern will be the quizmaster with questions about Saint Pattys Day and who knows what else. Fred has a unique way of working in some curves when it comes to testing our knowledge. Trivia night costs each individual a whole dollar to play so you cant beat the price. If you dont have a team, not to worry, youll be placed with others to try your luck. Bring a favorite libation and snacks and come out to enjoy a fun evening of brain teasing. Be aware that theres a new time. Starting in March, Trivia begins at 7 p.m. Proceeds from Trivia go to the Wounded Warrior Foundation. So far, more than $200 has been donated to this worthy cause. Got blood?On March 27 from 9 a.m. until noon, Cherrywood will be conducting a blood drive at the clubhouse. Donors are badly needed. With this time of year being such a busy season with snowbirds visiting and such, the strain on the local blood banks has been heavy. If you can, please contact Geri and show up for this chance to be a hero and save a life. The professionals involved will make your experience a pleasant one and when you leave youll not only feel good about yourself; youll have made it possible for some one else to feel good.Heating and A/C SeminarThermo Cool Air Conditioning and Heating is holding a money saving seminar at Cherrywood on Thursday, March 14, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Learn some basic air conditioning and heating maintenance tricks; learn about small service repairs that can save you unnecessary trip charges; and learn about air filtration methods and energy saving tips. What better time or place to improve your personal comfort along with improving your budget than at this seminar? This is definitely worth the price of admission which is free. Contact Geri if you plan to attend so we can make sure theres a place for you. Oh, if youre worried about missing lunch, dont. Thermo Cool will be grilling hot dogs and hamburgers with beans prior to the program. There will be raffle prizes along with everything else so dont miss this special event. Ideas wantedWe are looking for ideas for some new activities. We are used to seeing the familiar faces of our regulars at most of the functions and we would like to appeal to a broader portion of our community. If you have an idea for something new at Cherrywood, contact Geri and let her know. Some ideas might include a Model Club to build models or work on similar crafts. There are as many suggestions as there are people so chances are if you have an idea, its likely that others would like to join you. CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 14 PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE15 Surviving spouse of veterans in Cherrywood. Team that hosted Ladies Tea are Norma Alexander, Fran Hall, Christl Giovanniello, Sandra Brotherhood and Eve Houghtaling. 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Friday, March 1, 2013 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 16~ Friday, March 1, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Read the classifieds Dont be shy; come out and enjoy any or all of the great activities we have in this community. You may have had a bad experience once when you came to functions but believe me; there are a lot of wonderful people in Cherrywood so try again. Spotlight on excellenceEach week we feature residents of Cherrywood who have an interesting past; a promising future or who have made a contribution to the quality of life here in our community. This week we feature Bob and Emily Maciok. Dont be surprised if you dont recognize the name because Bob has a stage name; its Bob Mace. Bob is a native of Buffalo, New York, where he grew up with a younger brother. For the most part he had what most people would call a normal childhood but one day his life changed. He went to visit an uncle who had served in Europe during the Second World War. It was on this encounter that Bob was introduced to the world of music. His uncle had served with the 82nd Airborne Division and when he returned home, he brought back some war souvenirs; two Hohner 12 base accordions. On visits, Bob was invited to play along with his uncle and developed a deep appreciation and affection for music. In addition, he not only learned a respect for the instrument; but Bob also discovered that he had a real talent. Soon, 9-year-old Bob was practicing all the time. Partially it was his own incentive but part was because of his Mothers firm insistence. He recalls how his second floor bedroom over looked a vacant lot similar to what many of us had in our neighborhoods. He would be practicing his accordion while watching the other boys playing football or baseball on that field; wishing he could be with them. His perseverance did pay off for young Bob. At Bishop Ryan High School, he met a friend whose older brother was a guitarist. The brother formed a band and Bob was invited to be a part of that group. Of course he joined in and at the ripe old age of 13 he was playing in some of the hottest places in town. Even after his transfer to Sloan High School he continued to play with the band named the Harry D Trio. It was the largest trio in the world at the time because there were four members. Bob was the youngest member and he remembers playing in night clubs; bars and saloons from his earliest days with the band. It was illegal but in those days no body seemed to care, he confided. At 21, Bob married. While working with the band on a part time basis, he took a job at Bethlehem Steel Corp. Through hard work and continuing education he worked his way up to the foremans position at the plant. It was good that Bob worked at the two jobs because before long he and his wife had three children. He has two daughters and a son from that first marriage. Kathy and Robert Junior both still live in Buffalo and Deborah resides in Williamsville New York. Emily is a graduate of Kenmore High School in Buffalo. She married and Spotlight on excellence: Emily and Bob Mace. CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 15 SEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE17 000E0MM Circle Square Cultural Center On Top of the World 8395 SW 80th Street, Ocala For more info. visit our website www.westmba.com Youre invited to attend the WMBA SPRING SPRING BUSINESS EXPO BUSINESS EXPO ZUMB A DEMONSTRATIONS 2 PM 3 PM 4 PM 000e5v5 Friday March 15 Noon 6 p.m. Free Admission Public Invited COME LEARN ABOUT NEW PRODUCTS AND SERVICES P RIZES H OURLY D RAWINGS F OR G IFT C ARDS F REE I NFORMATION G IFTS www.nutechhearing.com M-F 9:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sat. and Sun. Appointment Needed 000E5CY INVERNESS 352-419-7911 3161-C, E. Gulf to Lake Hwy. 1/2 mile east of Walmart OCALA 352-671-2999 11250 SW 93rd Ct. Rd., Ocala Next to Chilis CRYSTAL RIVER 352-794-6155 1122 N. 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Friday, March 1, 2013 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 12~ Friday, March 1, 2013 www.smcitizen.com 2542 or Sonia at 307-3662 by March 21. Congregation Beth Israel is a liberal, inclusive, contemporary congregation affiliated with the Jewish Reconstructionist Movement.Countryside Presbyterian ChurchPalm Sunday Countryside Presbyterian Church will hold a special communion service with palm processional lead by Rev. Gary Marshall for Palm Sunday on March 24 at 10:30 a.m. Maundy Thursday Countryside Presbyterian Church will hold a Tenebrae Service service of shadows with communion at 7:00 p.m on March 28 led by the Rev. Gary Marshall. Good Friday Countryside Presbyterian Church will hold a noon service on Good Friday, March 29 recalling Jesus crucifixion with the Rev. Gary Marshall officiating. Easter Sunday Celebratory Worship Service with communion at 10:30 a.m. on March 31 at Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala with Pastor Gary Marshall officiating. The Chancel and Handbell choirs will perform. For further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633. RELIGIONCONTINUED FROM PAGE 11 Third in a series of Jewish ValuesOne of the hallmarks of Judaism is the emphasis it places on gemilut chasadim, acts of loving-kindness. From the very beginning of Jewish history, there has always been a role model and a system of laws regulating how Jews were to treat their neighbors and themselves in an ethical and moral way, starting with the burial of Moses by God (Deut. 43:6) and continuing down through the ages with the prophets of Israel crying out against social injustice. The performance of gemilut chasadim is a mitzvah without measure. No earthly reward is promised but the more acts are performed; the better the world seems to be. Some examples of this commandment or mitzvah is clothing the naked, feeding the hungry, burying the dead and visiting the sick. The rabbis considered gemilut chasadim to be an even greater mitzvah that tzedakah, charity, because in gemilut chasadim, the person is actually giving not only money but also themselves and assistance to the person in need. The rabbis also felt that this was a very important mitzvah because charity can only be given to the poor, but gemilut chasadim can be extended to the rich and the poor, wherever the need is felt. And while charity is given to the living, attending a funeral service is considered a true act of gemilut chasadim because the deceased can never repay the person attending the funeral. Acts of gemilut chasadim are acts of true altruism and are done to make the world a Gemilut Chasadim: Acts of Loving Kindness Judis Journal Judi Siegal better place and to honor the dignity and worth of each individual. Because God clothed the naked as in the Garden of Eden the Creator gave Adam and Eve animal skins to cover themselves, so too do Jews give assistance to organizations that provide clothing to those in need. By imitating the works of God, Jews feel they are following in a holy and righteous path. To this extent, many Jewish congregations volunteer their time to man food pantries and soup kitchens in their communities. Others help out in shelters for battered women and the homeless as well as acting as advocates for children in our court system through the ad litem program. Many Jews also volunteer in nursing homes and retirement communities, working with the elderly in many lay capacities. In the larger Jewish communities, there is the chevra kadisha, holy society, a group of individuals concerned with the burial of the dead. Volunteers from the synagogue, wash, wrap, and guard the body until burial. In traditional Judaism, the body is wrapped in a shroud and buried in a wooden coffin so that body may return to the dust. There is much respect paid to the dead because the person has a soul and was made in the image of God. It is believed that the neshama, soul, stays near the body until burial and then returns to God. In recent times, in the more liberal communities, the chevra kadisha, has taken on the traditions of Jewish burial, instituting new rituals and reinterpreting the older ones. And like many rituals in the Jewish faith, burial and mourning practices continue to evolve over the years. In response to the recent attacks at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, the congregation I belong to, Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala, has taken on the mitzvah of gemilut chasadim by performing 26 acts of random kindness. We are answering violence not with more violence or with complete pacifism but with social action. Our acts of kindness include driving members to appointments who are undergoing chemo treatments, baking cookies for our fire fighters, collecting paperbacks for our troops abroad and bringing in canned goods for our local food pantry. Individuals can do these mitzvot or others as they are able. May we all perform acts of lovingkindness whatever our faith, thus making our world a better place to be. Alzheimers caregivers support groupIf you are a caregiver of a loved one with Dementia or Alzheimers disease, or have been recently diagnosed with the disease, Emeritus Ocala West would like to invite you to our monthly support groups. In addition to peer support, the groups will also invite specialists in the field who can answer questions about Dementia and Alzheimers disease, its causes, how a diagnosis is made and current research, as well as coping mechanisms for caregivers. Emeritus Ocala West staff will be available to discuss our unique Join Their Journey Program. There is no cost to attend this group and everyone who is living with a friend or family member with Dementia or Alzheimers is encouraged to attend. Support groups are the second Tuesday of each month from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. or the last Thursday of every month from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Please contact Tanja Papa, Memory Care Director at 352-861-4444 for more information. Emeritus Ocala West is at 9070 S.W. 80th Ave., Ocala. had two sons, Michael and Anthony. Michael lives in Amherst New York and his younger brother Anthony lives in East Aurora. Her career followed two different lines. Her first was in the food business where she worked as the manager for a local delicatessen and then for the prestigious Sierra Country Club. Emilys second area of work was with the banking industry and eventually that evolved into the real estate aspect of the business. It was working in the real estate field that she met Bob. Bob and Emily worked in the same real estate office together. T hey became such good partners at that endeavor they decided to expand the partnership and get married. That was nineteen years ago and theyve been happily together ever since. All through their marriage, Bob has continued to be in the music business. Because most of the members of Bobs original band were older, over the years the other members died or became unable to perform due to illness. This however, did not keep him from pursuing what made him happy, and that was playing music. Bob continued to play with other bands and logged on some pretty special venues. He played at the State Theater in Niagara Falls where he opened for Johnny Cash and he also opened for Bobby Vinton at the Strawberry Festival in Plant City, to mention just a couple. Several years ago, when Emily and Bob began researching places to retire, they began looking through an AARP brochure. After living most of their lives in New York, the only criteria for a retirement location was that it be warm. They found four or five different places that were possibilities including Cherrywood; the Plantation Coast and the Villages. Fortunately for us, they decided on Cherrywood Estates as their new home. Having moved into our community, they were warmly welcomed and Bob continued his entertainment career. With the exception of taking a little over a year off because of health reasons back in 2005, he has kept up a steady schedule of performing at parties of all kinds and in many different venues. Just a few of the places Bob has or is currently playing include the Brooksville Accordion Club; Cherrywood Accordion Club; Moose and Elks lodges; Oxford Community Center and Orange Blossom Opry. This is in addition to playing for private individuals at anniversary celebrations; birthday parties and private events. Both Emily and Bob are members of Saint Pauls National Polish Catholic Church in Belleview and the German American Club. Both love retired life where there are no obligations or schedules that have to be kept. They also love the community for what it offers and for the good people that surround them. Over the years Bob has expanded his talent to the key board. During the interview for this article, I was given a private recital and what an impressive performance it was. His talent is amazing and the music he makes is pure listening enjoyment. In the music room of his home, it was like there was a full orchestra playing. Dont miss the chance to meet Emily and Bob when he plays for the Veterans Club Spaghetti Dinner on March 23 because not only will you miss out on great entertainment; youll also miss out on meeting two very special people. Emily and Bob are two of the reasons that Cherrywood is a great place to live and retire. We thank them for helping to make this such a great community.From your reporterI would like to send out a heartfelt congratulation to Monica and Rich Becotte who just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Rich is our resident DJ and both he and Monica are a vital part of this community. If you have ideas or suggestions for something youd like to see in the Cherrywood section of your Citizen please contact me at urperssec@yahoo.com. I always enjoy hearing from you, the reader. CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 16 MONTHLY RENTAL APARTMENTS TRANSPORTATION ON OUR BUS WEEKLY HOUSEKEEPING OUTINGS AND DAILY SOCIALIZATION TWO MEALS A DAY STATE-OF-THE-ART FITNESS CENTER ASK US ABOUT OUR MOVE-IN SPECIAL. OFFERED FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY... LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION! 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Friday, March 1, 2013 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 18~ Friday, March 1, 2013 www.smcitizen.com time when the laundry has piled up quite as much as it has this week. Then it dawned on me. Im in charge. Not really knowing how to do laundry, I tried to work out a plan of recycling my underwear. After all, my wife is an expert at recycling. She recycles everything. It was late Friday morning when I noticed this afore mentioned strange phenomenon. For the whole week, I have been talking to myself. That was not the strange thing. The strange thing was, I noticed late Friday morning, not only was I talking to myself, but I was answering myself and many times arguing with myself. Now the problem is, who is really winning the argument? I then remembered what the Bible says, And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him (Genesis 2:18 KJV). Even God knows that the man He created needs a companion or help mate to fulfill his life. Sometimes we are apt to forget the provisions God has made for us. However, if a person comes to the Bible with an open mind and an open heart, he or she will discover that God has our best interest in mind for the longest period of time. Instead of talking to myself, I spent a little time talking to God and thanking Him for the wonderful provisions He has made for my life both now and eternally. 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. SNYDERCONTINUED FROM PAGE 10 Temple Bnai DaromTemple Bnai Darom will hold a traditional first seder on Monday evening, March 25 at Silver Springs Restaurant, 5300 E. Silver Springs Blvd. The seder will be conducted by Rabbi Sherman Stein. The cost is $28.50 per person which includes a full seder dinner with choice of brisket or salmon. All reservations must be received by Friday, March 15. For reservations or additional information please contact Micki Hirsch at 352-624-9563.Christs Church of Marion CountySaturday, March 2: Mens Prayer Group, 8 a.m. Sunday, March 3: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10 a.m. Monday, March 4: Bible Study, 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 5: Womens Crafts and Fellowship, 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 6: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Thursday, March 7: Mt. Mission School Choir Concert, 6 pm. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, http://www.ccomc.org.Friendship Baptist ChurchSunday services at Friendship Baptist Church on March 3 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, Hallelujah Praise the Lamb. Through the month of March the Choir will be singing music preparing the heart for Resurrection Sunday. Pastor Randall Brown will be bringing the 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 night 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 or you can find us on the web: www.friendshipbaptistocala.org.Our Redeemer LutheranJoin us for Casual with Christ every Saturday at 5 p.m., beginning March 9. This will be a casual service with modern music. Youth bible study follows. Religion Congregation Beth Israel of OcalaCongregation Beth Israel of Ocala is now accepting reservations for its Passover seder to be held on the second night of Passover, Tuesday March 26, at 6 p.m. at the Stone Creek Country Club and Grille in Ocala. The seder will feature a complete meal with rituals with a liberal, contemporary feel. Most of the seder will be done in English. The service will be facilitated by Judi Siegal and Sonia Peterson with those in attendance as participants. The cost is $30 for members, $35 for non-members and guests. For reservations and further information contact Estelle at 352-861PLEASESEERELIGION, PAGE12 When we lived up north, March was known as the windy month coming in like a lion and leaving like a lamb. Here we get our winds in February. They have blown through Pun Alley leaving some wind and hot air stories for you.Uplifting?A man went into the bar at his hotel and after a number of drinks got drunk. The guy next to him, also drunk, started talking about how windy it is. I tell you, its so windy that when the wind hits the sides of the hotel and goes up, the updraft is so strong that you can actually float in it! The first guy didnt believe a word of it, so the second guy talked him into going up on the roof with him. The second guy said, Look, Ill show you! So he went over to the ledge, leaned out until his feet left the edge and sure enough, he was hanging there in the air. Then he worked his hands and arms a bit and glided back to the rooftop. See! he said, Its really easy. The first guy was really impressed by that so he went over to the ledge, leaned out a bit, and then whoosh! Down he went and made an enormous splash in the pool two floors below. The second guy went back down to the bar and ordered another drink. The bartender said, What? Another one? You sure are mean when you get drunk, Superman!TypicalThree seniors were out walking. First one said, Windy, isnt it? Second one said, No, its Thursday! Third one said, So am I. Lets go get a beer.Well, blow me downIt was very windy, and she was a small 6 years old. When her mother asked her to sweep the sidewalk, the wind nearly blew her away. Each time she picked up the broom the wind knocked her over. When her mother came out to see how she was doing, the girl was stuffing rocks in her pocket. I thought you were cleaning off the sidewalk, her mother said. What in the world are you doing? The child replied, Now I weigh me down to sweep.BreezesWhen Oklahomans fled their homes as a result of the dust bowl, they loaded all their families into cars and headed out. These cars were the first Carry Okie machines. Britain is a wet place because the queen has had a long reign. I went to my doctor and asked for something for persistent wind. He gave me a kite. When the boy tripped and fell in the wet concrete he left a bad impression. Its windy at sporting events because of all the fans.Headed the Wrong WayTwo guys on a motorcycle were roaring down the road when the driver slowed up and pulled over. His leather jacket had a broken zipper, and he told his friend, I cant drive anymore with the wind hitting me in the chest like that. Just put the jacket on backwards. His friend advised. They continued down the road but around the next bend, they lost control and wiped out. A nearby farmer came upon the accident and called the police. When they arrived, an officer asked him, Are they showing any signs of life? Well, the farmer explained, the driver was until I turned his head around the right way.Happy now?An unhappy man was looking for the secret of happiness. He went all around the world making no progress until someone told him to climb one of the highest mountains in the Himalayas and seek out the cave of an unfathomably old and wise Tibetan monk. Fighting high winds and bad weather the man finally reached this cave. He was about half-dead from the cold and the exertion of the climb. Summoning all of the life that he still had left in him, he put the question to the mysterious old monk, What is the secret of happiness? The monk replied, The secret of happiness is never to disagree, no matter what you are confronted with. Seek harmony with everyone and everything around you. Always maintain the utmost in amiableness and agreeability. Outraged, the tired man gasped, Thats not the secret of happiness! The monk very calmly and affably said, OK. So its not the secret of happiness.Dick and his wife Jane live in Oak Run. March winds bring hot air through Pun Alley Pun Alley Dick Frank Once a Marine, always a MarineThe Marine Corps League Ocala West Detachment invites Marines to join. The group meets on the first Tuesday of each month at Angela Santos VFW at 1900 hours. For further information contact Commandant Don Eckerdt at 7320523 or 620-4055. Former FMF Corpsmen are welcome to join, and the league accepts associate members (non-Marines). 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 9524 S.W. 105th St., Ocala 237-2640 Sunday Sunday School . . 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship . 10:45 a.m. Evening Worship . . . 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study . . . . . 7 p.m. Youth Alive . . . . . 7 p.m. Friendship Baptist Church A Place of New Spiritual Beginnings 000DGAB Pastor Randy & Linda Brown Phone (352) 861-9080 JOIN US IN WORSHIP 9045 SW 60th Ave. Ocala, FL 000DANR Sunday Services 10:30 a.m. 6:00 p.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Monday Morning Christians Bible Studies Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Southwest Christian Church Maranatha Baptist Church 347-5683 www.maranathabaptistc.org Sunday School . . . . . . . . . . . 9:30 A.M. Sunday Services . . . . . 10:45 A.M. & 6:00 P.M. Sunday AWANA (Aug.-May) . . . . . . 6:00 P.M. Wednesday Bible Study/Prayer Meeting . . 6:45 P.M. Pastor Bill Fortune 000E2ZF PREACHING THE TRUTH IN LOVE 525 Marion Oaks Trail, Ocala 75 484 484 Exit 341 SW 49TH AVE. MARION OAKS PASS MARION OAKS TRAIL 200 484 MARION OAKS COURSE 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 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) 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 103 rd St Pi ne Run OT OW 80th Ave. 60th Ave. 49th Ave. Oak Run 200 484 A Place for You... Rev. 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Friday, March 1, 2013 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com Attend the worship service of your choice... 10~ Friday, March 1, 2013 www.smcitizen.com anyone care? No we just keep on giving. There are people living here who came from another country and never worked a day who get more Social Security than I do. Are you going to say this should not upset me? This is not the same country who accepted everyone who came here with open arms; we cannot afford it anymore. Cant we at least stop until we get our country back financially? Before we even think of doing anything about illegal immigration we need to secure the border, for Gods sake. Pam Lee, Ocala LETTERCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 Along about Friday of this past week I noticed a strange phenomenon stalking the parsonage. Actually, it is not that strange to notice something strange at our parsonage. The first thing I do every morning when I go into the bathroom and look into the mirror I see something really strange. This was something just a little bit different in the strange category. I suppose strange has a wide range of categories and levels and whatnot. That being said, I am not quite sure which level of strangeness this phenomena that I discovered this past week belongs. This past week I was on my own. My wife had left me. Actually, I bought her a ticket to send her to upstate New York, which turned out to be the coldest week in New York. Not to mention the snow. And please, dont mention the snow. I am not accustomed to being on my own. The notorious trinity; me, myself and I can get into a lot of trouble. However, I was by myself for this week and in charge of everything. I drove my wife to the airport, returned and spent my first night alone. I celebrated by eating in bed. Oh, the crumbs, the blessed crumbs were all around. Nothing says home more than crumbs in your bed. Normally, potato chips are not permitted in the bedroom but then, this is not normally. I got up the next morning, sniffed the air and noticed something strange. Usually every morning I get up and smell coffee brewing. Where in the world is the coffee? I asked myself. I went into the kitchen and no coffee was brewing. Then it dawned on me. Im in charge. Ha. Ha. I grinned a big grin as I brewed my morning coffee, and the day was set. I left the house for my office as I usually do. All day long, I labored at my laboring, and then it was time to go home. I went home and sat in my chair to watch some evening news. I began to realize something was wrong. I said to myself, Where is supper? Then it dawned on me. Im in charge. Ha. I did not smile as much as I shuffled into the kitchen to look for something resembling supper. I raided the refrigerator of all the foodstuff I could find. As I was sitting there talking to myself... Out to Pastor Rev. James Snyder Then I put my supper together and gravitated to the table to enjoy my supper. After the first bite of what I called my supper, I said to myself, Yuck, this certainly is not the fare Im used to. I crunched it all and washed it down with 3 gallons of lukewarm coffee. Do not let this get back to anybody that you might know or that might know me, but I am a lousy cook. As I thought about this, I begin to evaluate the situation. It is not my fault I am a bad cook. The fault must lie with the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage. She does all the cooking around here and her cooking is so marvelous that anything I might set on the table is yuckfare in comparison. Through the years, she has adequately trained me to appreciate fine dining. I tried to make a mental note about this but could not find a pencil at the time. Then on Friday, I ran out of underwear. This is something new for me because it has never happened before. I searched through my dresser drawers and could not find any underwear. They have always been in my dresser drawers for as long as I can remember. Now, they are nowhere to be found. I cast a wistful eye in the direction of the washer/dryer and noticed a huge pile of dirty underwear. I can never remember this happening before. I said to myself, Why has nobody done the laundry? After all, I can never remember a PLEASESEESNYDER, PAGE11 BY ELOISE HOLLYFIELD ejh2025@gmail.comEntertainment and travel constitute this weeks OTOW Happenings.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 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 352-304-8314 a.s.a.p. Those interested in sponsoring this event should contact PDG Lion Estelle Clark at 352-861-7358 or at maggiemagoo12@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!On the Road AgainBob Woods has a few cabins remaining for the May 20 cruise on the Enchantment of the Seas, heading from Port Canaveral to Coco Cay and Nassau, and there are a couple of outside and balcony staterooms still available. Prices include transportation to and from OTOW, including drivers gratuities and porters fee at the pier, along with a $50 shipboard credit per cabin. Passports are required. Insurance is extra and highly recommended. This is the last announcement for this cruise. Bobs second remaining cruise is a 7-night, 8-day jaunt from San Juan. Puerto Rico on December 7 that is slated to go to St Thomas, St, Croix, Antigua, Martinique, St Lucia, and back to San Juan. There are still some cabins available. Bob is looking for additional stand-bys for his motor coach trips to Washington, D.C. in September and his Charleston/Savannah trip in October. For additional information, contact Bob at 854-0702 or visit his website at www.bobwoodsontheroadagain.com.Sail Away Cruise ClubThe Sail Away Cruise Club is pleased to announce its plans for a cruise beginning on Nov. 9. The Royal Caribbean and the Oasis of the Seas have let the club extend some of the cabins until the end of March. To date, there has been a very positive response to this sailing even though it is still seven months away. If you would like more information on this cruise, please call Fred at 352-237-6367. This event will sell out quickly in the next month or two, so dont miss out. All are welcome to come along on this 7-night Western Caribbean cruise on one of the largest ships in the world. OTOW Lions plan fashion show Upcoming Events at VFW Post 4781Annual celebration of St. Patricks Day, March 16, Saturday from 4:30 to 6:30. The menu includes corn beef and cabbage and all the trimmings. After a great dinner join us for music and entertainment in the Canteen beginning at 6. Donation is $10 per person. Tickets can be purchased in the Canteen. No tickets will be sold at the door. The Mens Auxiliary will sponsor a Good Friday fish and chips dinner on March 29 from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday Breakfast is served from 8 to 10 a.m. Donation is $4. The Mens Auxiliary serves shrimp and wing baskets with coleslaw and fries on the first and third Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. Bingo is open to the public each Monday and Thursday with early bird specials beginning at 11:30 a.m. Lunch is available. Computer Classes Do you want to become more computer savvy? Do you have questions? If so, mark your calendar for a great opportunity for free computer classes beginning the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. Classes are instructed by Robert from Lanshark. Join us for an enjoyable learning experience at VFW Post 4781! Members and guests (non-members must be signed in by a VFW Post 4781 member) Monday Night Bar Bingo is played in the Canteen from 6 to 8. Join us for Karaoke on Friday, March 1, and Saturday, March 2 with R Entertainment. Canteen lunches are now served on Wednesday and Friday from 11 to 2. VFW Post 4781 is at 9401 S.W. 110th St. (behind Sims Furniture) Phone is 352-873-4781. Hospice volunteers needed locallyVolunteers 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. 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Friday, March 1, 2013 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 20~ Friday, March 1, 2013 www.smcitizen.com The bloodmobile from Floridas Blood Centers will be in the parking lot in front of the Palm Grove Club on Thursday, March 7, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please come and donate the gift of life. Do You Remember?Tune in channel 12 for Len Teitlers presentation of the recent seminar at Oak Run with Yogi Andrew and Ingrid Crane. It will air following FYI daily at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. from March 1 to March 8.Troubadours Tickets, tickets, tickets!. You will be hearing a lot about ticket selling from the Troubadours. We will start our ticket sales at the Orchid Club from 8 to 10:30 a.m. on Mondays, March 4, 11, 18, 25, Wednesdays, March 6 13, 20, 27, and Saturdays, March 9 and 23. Saturday night, March 23, we will also sell tickets from 5:30 to 7 p.m. April ticket sale dates are Mondays, April 1 and 8, Wednesdays, April 3 and 10 and Saturdays, April 6 and 13. You will need to get your tickets early, especially the reserved seats. They go very fast. We have four wheelchair spaces in the first row of each section, two on each side. We will also be selling tickets at Palm Grove on Thursdays during our regular rehearsal time from 1 to 3 p.m. The dates are March 7, 14, 21, 28. April dates are 4 and 11. Last day to buy would be Saturday, April 13, at the Orchid Club. You can also buy tickets at the door. For more information call Barbara Ferguson at 352-897-1237 or Elvira Rusconi at 352-873-1254. We are so excited over the wonderful music we are learning. It has been a fun and challenging experience. We work very hard so we can give you our very best. Our theme this year is The Music of Life and it covers a vast array of beautiful music. Youll hear some new soloists, ensembles, and other surprises. We invite you to come and hear the awesome talent we have in Oak Run. You will be pleasantly surprised. We also invite those of you who would like to sing in our group to contact Dr. Mary Beth Lake at 352-873-8787. We welcome all singers. We look forward to seeing you at the concert.!!Upstate New York ClubUpstate New York Club will be selling tickets for their March 25 event, on March 9 from 8 to 10 a.m. and March 16 from 10 a.m. to noon. Ticket sales will be held both days at the Orchid Club. There will be a catered dinner with coffee, tea and yummy dessert. You may bring the beverage of your choice. Tickets are $12 for members and $14 for guests. A variety of skits and musical entertainment will be provided by the Golden Troopers. Remember 6 p.m. on March 25 at Palm Grove. Please let us know of any new residents from upstate New York so we can contact and welcome them. For ticket information call Steve at 352-861-1223. For other information call Carl at 215778-0864.Baby Boomers Hard RockHey Boomers and guests, the Hard Rock trip is April 16. 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Friday, March 1, 2013 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com www.smcitizen.com 8~ Friday, March 1, 2013 BY RICH LOWRY The least-plausible sentence in the English language is We know this works, when those words are spoken by President Barack Obama. He said them the other week in his State of the Union address about early-childhood education. President Obama called for universal preschool funded by the federal government in cooperation with the states. He cited study after study showing that investment in Pre-K pays for itself several times over by creating better outcomes for children. He said this about two months after the release of a devastating report on the ineffectiveness of the federal governments alreadyexisting $8 billion-a-year Pre-K program, Head Start. The study wasnt published by The Heritage Foundation. It was conducted by the Department of Health and Human Services, which presumably doesnt have a right-wing agenda or bristle with hostility toward children. Grover Whitehurst of the Brookings Institution calls the study one of the most ambitious, methodologically rigorous, and expensive federal program evaluations carried out in the last quarter century. The HHS study concluded that there were initial positive impacts from having access to Head Start, but by the end of 3rd grade there were very few impacts ... The few impacts that were found did not show a clear pattern of favorable or unfavorable impacts for children. One would have thought that an elaborate, state-of-the-art study of Head Start would have merited mention in a speech advocating expansion of Head Start-like programs. Instead, the president invoked study after study to create an impression of empirical certainty that, at the very least, doesnt exist. He said the experience of Oklahoma and Georgia with Pre-K is that it makes it more likely kids will go on to graduate high school, hold jobs and form stable families. Glenn Kessler, the fact-checker at The Washington Post, interviewed people close to the Oklahoma and Georgia programs, and they didnt know what the president was talking about. Believers in Pre-K usually cite the success of the Perry Preschool Project and the Abecedarian Project, widely heralded early-childhood education programs from the 1960s and the 1970s. But Grover Whitehurst notes what sets them apart: They were very small, lavishly funded, multiyear programs run by small teams of highly committed experts. The question is whether they can replicate them on a vast scale. The 40-year experience of Head Start, now serving 1 million children, says no. If the state of the research mattered to the president, he would be cautious rather than audacious in his Pre-K goals. He would focus on at-risk kids, who have the most to gain from Pre-K, rather than launching a new universal program. He would want more research on what does and doesnt work at the state level rather than declaring the question settled for all time. He would support incrementalism rather than a vast expansion on top of a failed Head Start. But he has an ideological commitment to an expansive government and an unshakable faith in its ability, given enough funding and the right rules and regulations, to overcome any obstacle. So impervious is his point of view to the evidence that even his own Department of Health and Human Services cant penetrate it.Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.(c) 2013 by King Features Synd., Inc. The events of this past weekend emphasized to me that I wonder why people go to auto races and sit down low, but its not just for the reasons you might expect. True, the safety factor is there, especially after Saturdays crash in the Nationwide series race, which usually attracts only about a five-second mention on most sportscasts. But when you count the number of races and then count the incidents such as this, youll see how rare it is. To me, though, the ability to follow the race is more important. When you sit down low, the cars go flying by at 180 mph or better, almost a mere blip, and then theyre gone again for a while until they come around again. Meanwhile, the lead could have changed a couple of times, or there could have been an accident on the far reaches of the track that slow the cars down by the time they get to you. If I were going to a place like Daytona, Id want to sit high where I could see everything. Better still, stay home and watch it on television. If you know a lot about auto racing, mute the announcers and just watch the race while carrying on a conversation with those around you. If something happens, you can quickly unmute the TV. You know theyre going to show a replay a dozen times or so, anyway. Saturdays crash was devastating to a lot of people. Although none of the injuries was classified as life-threatening, you can imagine that the pain of injury will continue for a long time. For those who had a narrow escape, the thought of what might have happened will linger. Now the attention turns to prevention, as NASCAR looks to ways to protect the fans from the debris after a violent crash such as this one. Some have suggested an additional fence a few feet away from the existing one, but its already been pointed out that some fans might not like being moved further away from the track. Its worthy of note, however, that NASCAR has taken great pains over the years to make the cars safer for the drivers. In this case the focus has been, rightly so, on the spectators, as the engine and wheels of a car went flying into the grandstand. But consider the driver. This was a violent crash that literally sheared the car in two. Had the wheels and engine stayed on the track, we would have been praising the safety features that allowed the driver to climb out and walk away from the accident while parts of his vehicle were scattered all over. Im glad everyone will eventually be all right after this accident, but lets face reality. Accidents are why a lot of people tune in to auto racing in the first place. Theyll call it a dull race if there are no caution flags. As for me, Ill stay home and watch on TV. Theres no flying debris in my living room, and theres a pause button if I have to leave the room to prepare a snack.Jim Clark is the editor of the South Marion Citizen. PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOSTEDITOR: JIM CLARK Citizen The opinions expressed in South Marion Citizen editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper.Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board.Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns.Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 854-3986.All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via email. 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. Last week, the Marion County Commission voted 3-2 to reject the cuts in property taxes authorized by Florida Amendment 11, which passed with 61 percent of the vote last November. Newcomers Earl Arnett and David Moore voted for the cuts, while the three veterans of the commission, Kathy Bryant, Stan McClain and Carl Zalak vote no. Last year when the amendment was on the ballot, we recommended defeat, saying the effect would be minimal on the public if passed but would hurt the local tax base. We stand by that. The majority of the commissioners apparently agreed, saying, as we did last year, that the county and schools couldnt afford to take another hit on the taxes. Some of the objections to the countys decision have been vocal, almost to the point of being irrationally passionate. Some people fail to examine the issue more closely. They claim, loud and long, that the county is going against 61 percent of the voters in Florida. Actually, thats not correct. The county is doing exactly what the amendment authorized. Go back and read the amendment again and youll find it authorized county and city governments to vote on whether to grant the new exception, and thats exactly what the county did. The fact that some people dont like the way the county voted doesnt mean the county rejected what the voters of the state approved. The new proposed tax exception carries three stipulations. The first is that the home must be valued below $250,000. Well agree that applies to many homes in this area. The second sets an income threshold for the homeowner, There may be some people who fall into that category. The third condition, however, is the one that would make the rule difficult to follow in this area. The person receiving the exemption must have lived in the same house for 25 years. That means that, if you qualify on the other two rules, you must have moved into your house either in 1988 or before. Otherwise, you dont qualify. That, we expect, would eliminate a lot of people. So before everyone starts throwing stones, they should sit back and cool off. They may find that their protests are unnecessary. Being a county commissioner means making some tough decisions. In this recent vote, all five voted their conscience. You cant ask for much more than that. S UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Amendment 11 isnt for us Happy watching races on television The president doesnt know how this works READER OPINIONS INVITED Jim Clark Editor LETTER TO THE EDITOR Entitlements?We definitely need to get things straightened out with the correct meaning of how the word entitlement is used. Benefits such as Social Security are earned, workers compensation is earned, welfare is unearned, food stamps are unearned Medicare B is taken out of our Social Security, so it is earned. Medicaid is supposed to be for the poor people of this country not for illegal aliens. You cannot lump everything into one category. Medicaid fraud is out of control something needs to be done, just leave Medicare alone. Why would anyone want to get a job when you get more money on welfare, food stamps, WIC, SSD and unemployment and believe me they know how to work the system. People who come to this country legally are suppose to be able to get a job, learn the language and read and write to become citizens. Cant anyone see what is wrong here? Just what entitles these illegals to come here and reap the unearned entitlements that they are getting, free everything including health care. This country would empty out fast if we cut these unearned entitlements off. I am a citizen born and bred here and when I had my children I had to pay through the nose for them, I couldnt run to another country have them, not pay for it and then call them citizens and go back to my country. We have been giving this country away a little bit at a time and we are now just about bankrupt, does PLEASESEELETTER, PAGE10 tickets yet? Tickets will be on sale inside donut drop-in on Saturday, March 9 from 9 to 11 a.m. (Note the ticket sales will be inside the Orchid Club auditorium during donut drop-in.) Just $21 gets $30 in free play and bus transportation including gratuity. The bus leaves promptly from the Palm Grove lot at 11:30 a.m. and departs the Hard Rock at 6:30 p.m. Call Adele at 352-8544963 for additional information.New York ClubJust a reminder that on March 27 well be having Prom Night 2 with music by The Sounds of Time. Tickets go on sale March 11 in the card room from 10 a.m. to noon. Check your cubby holes for more information. Proper attire is requested. Feel like the kings and queens of the ball. A sit-down dinner will be served but the caterer has not been confirmed at this time. If you have any questions please contact Jeannie (352-854-1172). On the agenda is a trip to Tampa Bay Downs on April 3. Check with Linda (352-362-8131) to see if any seats are available. Cost is $44 each. If you know of anyone in the club who would like kind word, please call Ginny (352-854-5120). An, dont forget your dues for 2013 of $6 each. Join this great club for lots of fun and camaraderie. If you have any suggestions for places to visit or themes for our dances please contact John McHale (352-362-3465).Laurel Oaks PartyThe famous Laurel Oaks St. Patricks Day party will be held on Wednesday, March 13, at the Orchid Club. Green and white carnations will grace each table with balloons floating overhead. A choice of four different styles of Irish party hats are available for each person. A beautiful green bead necklace with three shamrocks is presented to each of the ladies along with other surprises. Yes, there are beads for the gents as well. Everyone receives a green shamrock wrist bracelet! There will Irish tunes and more from the keyboard of Elaine Fitchpatrick. Top it off with a delicious corned beef and cabbage dinner. Bring the beverage of your choice. Join in the Irish trivia contest, sing along, 50/50 and other surprises! Yes, you could go home with the (possible) $5,000 door prize!! The best St. Patricks party in Ocala and only $12 per person! Check your cubby for the flyer. For more information call Paula at 352-237-4550. You will not want to miss this wonderful Laurel Oaks party!! Irish American ClubTickets for the St. Pattys dance are still available. Cost is $15 for members and $20 for guests. Please call Gloria Bartosik at 352-873-6989. The dance will be held on Thursday, March 14, at the Palm Grove Club. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The menu is corned beef and cabbage, stuffed chicken breast, mashed potatoes, carrots, dessert and coffee. Soda will be served. You may bring any other beverages of your choice. We want to thank all the new members, and the old members, for turning out for the membership drive and our St. Pattys dance. Your turnout has saved our club from closing. We have decided that our new theme song will now be Staying Alive. The next function for our club will be held on May 23. Tickets will be on sale on May 8. Our theme for this dance as well as the menu will be announced in the next bulletin. Stay tuned.Performing Arts Company The Odd CoupleIt takes more than some actors and a director to put on a stage play. There are generally more off-stage people involved than those on stage but the onstage people get the public acclaim. For the Performing Arts Companys Odd Couple we have 24 people working offstage and that doesnt include people such as ushers or those that load and unload the scenery that goes on stage. Madie Brown is our house manager, charged with getting seating set up, enlisting a large number of people to be ushers and training them, being responsible for getting the auditorium cleaned up after each show. JoAnn Veale and Sharon Opdkyke are our prop people. They venture out to the thrift stores or go begging and borrowing, looking for the numerous items needed on stage. We have as little as 45 seconds in some instances to make costume changes between acts and the people who make that happen are Sara Schmitt and Pat Dibartolo. Then we have Mary Koenig heading up the makeup department. You probably think those actors are just naturally good looking; in reality Mary makes them look that good. The list goes on and in future articles well touch on more of these miracle workers. Remaining tickets for the dinner theatre are limited; call Shari Weber at 352-8540116 for the few vacant tables. For the remaining shows, if you cant get to one of the public sales call Linda Noel at 352-873-9908.Oak Run TravelWe just have to brag a little. Our travelers who went to see Hooray For Hollywood have been calling to tell us how great the show was and that the food at the Blackwater Inn was phenomenal. Also received high-fives for the Buddy Holly Story. Seats at both shows were the best in the house they said. With this kind of response you better grab up the last few tickets remaining for the following three trips coming up soon. On Friday, March 15, we are going shopping at The Florida Mall, trip 17. As always, this trip is hosted by Della Blanchard, our shopping expert, who changed this from the original Brandon Mall as shown in the brochure to the Florida Mall. You can get your Easter shopping done early and also enjoy lunch at one of many restaurants. Cost is just $23 which includes the bus drivers trip. Call Della now! At Ed Fletchers Dinner Theatre on May 4 after enjoying a wonderful buffet you will see Over The River and Through The Woods (trip 23). This comedy is about a young man who wants to go off on his own but is stymied by grandparents on both sides of his Italian-American family. Call Emily and Paul Pike for information and tickets. Trip 24, Hard Rock Casino trip 3 of 2013, is on Wednesday, May 8. The bus leaves at 8 a.m. which allows us to return early like so many of you prefer to do. The cost of $22 per person includes the bus drivers tip. Call Valerie Oddo to get your seat and be sure you have your player number or drivers license to sign up for this trip.Royal Oaks Womens 18 Hole Golf Tuesday, Feb. 19, the game was David and Goliath. What? Only the 5 longest and the 4 shortest holes counted for the final score. And the winners were: 1st Flight 1st place, Nancy Lefebvre, 2nd place, Roseann Lavacca, 3rd place, Joanne Ellis; 2nd Flight 1st place, Sheila Adams, 2nd place, Donna Gwin, 3rd place, Joan OBrien, and tied for 4th were Dianna Love, Bette Johnson and Bea Terry; 3rd Flight 1st place, Patty Dougherty, 2nd place, Mary Kay Frandsen, 3rd place, B. J. Lassiter, 4th place, Joanne Morris. Closest to the pin was Kathy Kollar. Kudos to the winners!!Royal Oaks Lady NinersLast week we were rained out for our Sweetheart Scramble,but we all had a great time with cocktails and dinner. The room looked elegant with all the decorations that Patty Waddell, Rea Stover and Diana Schmidt put up. Elsa Berbig secured the entertainment and it was singers from Oak Run. They all had beautiful voices. On Feb. 21 we played tee to green and in the A flight Patty Waddell and BJ Lassiter tied for first; 2nd. was Bette Johnson. In flight B 1st. was Vange Bell, 2nd. Julie Jackson, 3rd. Diana Schmidt and there were three tied in 4th, Cindy Kocher, Joan Scholl and Darlene Lamo. We had three chip-ins Darlene Lamo #6, Vange Bell #7 and Carolee Rolia #4. Closest to pin on #6 was BJ Lassiter.Royal Oaks Mens Golf The second Royal Oaks Mens Golf Association tournament of 2013 was conducted over four days beginning Feb.15 and concluding Friday Feb.22. The format was match play and the event was hosted by ROMGA President John Terry. The winners were as follows: White tee, flight one first place Emmet Dowling, second place Dick Blackburn, third place Dave Dawson; flight two first place Ron Kowalewski, second place Bob Albright, third place Frank Kelly; flight threefirst place John DeSalvo, second place Tom Ducz, third place John Terry. Red tee, flight one first place Stan Weckstein, second place Bob Cunningham, third place failed to qualify; flight two first place Mike Madill, second place Chuck Engel, third place Dick Berbig; flight three first place Clint Johnson, second place Joe Paller, third place failed to qualify Following golf on Friday Royal Oaks served a buffet lunch in the pavilion. The weather was good and all who atOAK RUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 20 Blue Cross & Blue Shield Tri Care Standard Tri Care For Life Medicare Assignment Network Blue Blue Options BCBS Medicare Advantage Plans On Site: Laboratory X-ray EKG Ultrasound Holter Monitors Pulmonary Function Echocardiogram Bone Density Countryside Medical Countryside Medical Family Practice 873-4458 H RS : M ON -F RI 8:00 A M .5:00 P M 000E4WJ Dr. Lee, D.O. Dr. Peterzell, D.O. 7860 SW 103 RD S T R D B LDG 100, S UITE 101 O CALA FL 34476 COUNTRYSIDEMED COM Daphne R. 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What you ultimately discover could lead you to make some changes in your plans. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) A new sense of enthusiasm helps get you out of on-the-job doldrums and back into a productive phase. Family matters also benefit from your more positive attitude. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) A bit of nostalgia is fine. But dont stay back in the past too long or you might miss seeing the signpost up ahead pointing the way to a new opportunity. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) If you feel you need to take more time to study a situation before making a decision, do so. Dont let anyone push you into acting until youre ready. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) As the Great Advice Giver, the Goat really shines this week as family and friends seek your wisdom. Someone especially close to you might make a request. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Spiritual concerns dominate part of the week before more worldly matters demand your attention. An old promise resurfaces with some surprises attached. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Youre in a highly productive period and are eager to finish all the projects youve taken on. But dont let yourself get swamped. Take a breather now and again. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a gift for learning new things quickly and applying your knowledge to best advantage where needed. Saturday, March 16 Look ing f or vend ors Come join us on March 16 at Oak Runs annual Plant Sale and Craft Show. There are tables available inside the Orchid Club for $15 per table. The show will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. We will have entertainment and food available. Please call Patricia Callahan 352-484-0895) or Sharon Cariglio 315-383-2138) for more information. Our proceeds are donated to CCF s Horticulture Scholarship program. Run w alk f or United WayUnited Way of Marion Countys high school youth program is hosting a St. Patricks Day 5K run/walk on Saturday, March 16, at 8 a.m. downtown at Ocala City Hall to benefit the United Way. Entry fee is $20 before Monday, March 11 and $25 afterward. Race forms can be downloaded at www.uwmc.org or participants can register at Active.com. Sponsorships are still available. For more information, call Tina Banner at 352-732-9696. Wo m ans Club fas hion s how, luncheonThe GFWC Greater Ocala Womans Club will hold its spring fashion show and luncheon on Saturday, March 16, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Druid Hills United Methodist Church, Southeast 17th Street and Lake Weir Road, Ocala. Donation is $20. Proceeds go toward local charities. Fashions are provided by Belk. There is limited seating, so RSVP by March 8 to Charlene at 352-6224-2175 or Rosalie at 352-237-9509. Thursday, March 21 Air Force group to m eetThe March meeting of the Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association (AFA) will be held on Thursday, March 21 at 7 p.m. at the Ocala Regional Airport Administration Building, 750 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. Guests are always welcome. For more information contact Mike Emig at 352-8548328.Friday, March 22 Lions Club offers cas ino tripThe Ocala 200 Lions Club is having a Seminole Hard Rock Casino trip on Friday, March 22. The bus will leave at 8 a.m. from the Winn-Dixie, old Porters store, parking lot on State Road 200, Ocala. The cost is $30 per person but each person is given a $30 casino reimbursement. Make checks payable to the Ocala 200 Lions Club. Reservation deadline is March 13. For more information call Diane Melnick, 352-8612730 or email her at, melnick8350@aol.comSaturday, March 23 Saddle Oak Club yard s aleThe Saddle Oak Club will hold its annual yard sale on Saturday, March 23, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the development on State Road 200 across from Heath Brook The yard sale will be in the clubhouse and on clubhouse grounds by all the community residents. Breakfast will be served with sandwiches and coffee. Lunch will be soup and sandwiches. There will also be a bake sale. The event is open to the public.Saturday, April 6 Swam p Fo x Spring FlingCalling all chili cooks and classic car owners! Francis Marion Military Academy is hosting The Swamp Fox Spring Fling on April 6, at the Ocala Shrine Club on 4301 S.E. Maricamp Road. Please visit www.swampfoxevents.com or call Charlie DeMenzes at 352-843-7790 for more information to sign up a chili team or enter a vehicle. 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Friday, March 1, 2013 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com 6~ Friday, March 1, 2013 www.smcitizen.com The Landing Lites will perform their spring Pops Concert on Saturday, March 9, at 7 p.m. in the Lifestyle Center. The 40-member Marion Landing resident chorus will be singing 11 great 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. 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 easily 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.Community Yard Sale The Marion Landing Community Yard Sale is scheduled for March 30 and will be held from 8 a.m. to noon in the Lifestyle Center parking lot. The public is welcome, and there will be lots of treasures for you to find. Residents: this is your opportunity to clean up, clean out, and sell your unwanted items to the public. Parking spots/tables will be sold to residents on a first come, first served basis on Wednesday, March 20, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Lifestyle Center. More details are in the March Communicator and will be announced at Tuesday morning Socials. Little Theatre showMarion Landing Little Theatre will present their spring production, Wedding Belles, on Saturday, March 23, at 7 p.m. This light-hearted comedy is set in Landing Lites concert March 9 in the Lifestyle Center Marion Landing Diane Bress PHOTO BY DIANE BRESSMarion Landing residents begin the games at the Feb. 20 Games Party. PHOTO BY DIANE BRESSReady to welcome participants to the Marion Landing Games Party are (right to left) Event Chair Lois Norris, Co-Chair Janice Wood, and volunteers Mary Jo Eggers and Pat Smith. PLEASESEELANDING, PAGE24 Tuesday, March 12 Charity pro-am at Ocala OpenA charity pro-am event kicks off the Ocala Open on Tuesday, March 12, at Candler Hills Golf Club. Proceeds from the event benefit Hospice of Marion County and Interfaith Emergency Services. Start the day with breakfast, then select a tee gift at the Nike tent. Participants will warm-up next to pros who will be vying for Ocala Open honors; play golf with a pro and get a few pointers on your own game. The day concludes with the Champions Roundup Barbecue and Awards Luncheon. For more information, call 352-861-9712.Wednesday, March 13 Tom Shelton concert scheduledGospel Musician Thomas Shelton, member of Whos Who in American Music, is internationally known and has appeared in the United States and 11 other countries. He presents his vocal concert on Wednesday, March 13, 7 p.m. Admission is free; a love offering will be taken. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, www.ccomc.org/. Friday, March 15 3-day Woods and Meadow saleWoods and Meadows will have its community sale (there are 155 homes in the community) on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 15-17, starting at 8 a.m. For information, call 352-509-4141. Woods and Meadows is off 103rd Street Road, east of 80th Avenue. Follow the signs each house will have signs posted.Vendors wanted for Spring ExpoBusiness owners are invited to set up booths at the Spring Expo sponsored by the West Marion Business Association on Friday, March 15. The Spring Expo is from noon to 5 p.m .at the Circle Square Commons Cultural Center. Booths are available on a first come, first serve basis and cost from $100 to $175. Electric is available. Reserve your booth space, or learn more, by visiting our website at, westmba.com or contacting Erin Jones, eajones@brickcitytitle.net, 352-274-3511.Saturday, March 16 OCala St. Patricks Day eventThe 11th annual OCalas St. Patricks Day will take place on the downtown Square on Saturday, March 16, from 4 to 9 p.m. Entertainment this year will include many great Irish dance groups and two great bands! An Triur will perform a very traditional Irish sound that will make you feel like you are feeling the breeze just atop the Emerald Isle. The main performers for the evening, the band that will get your Irish blood flowing is Seven Nations! There will be plenty of food to enjoy including corn beef sandwiches and corn beef and cabbage! There will be arts and crafts vendors providing all kinds of unique items of your interest. Fun games and activities for children and adults including the face painting, arts and crafts, dunk tank, jousting stands and Bounce House! The dunk tank will be held as a charitable attraction, so make sure to make someone get soaked! Celtic Celebration at OTOWCome join the party as the Circle Square Commons Town Square gets greenfor a Celtic Celebration! Enjoy live entertainment by The Blarney Stones as they perform traditional songs from Ireland, nostalgic banter and hilarious jokes. Also performing will be the talented Hogan School of Irish Dance who will wow! you with contemporary and traditional dance performances. Join us for this free event on Saturday, March 16 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Circle Square Commons Town Square, 8409 S.W. 80th St., Ocala. For more information call 352-854-3670 or visit our website: www.CircleSquareCommons.comDunnellon Knights hold danceThe Knights of Columbus, Council 8510 will host its annual St. Patricks Day Dinner Dance on March 16. The dance is open to all of Irish descent and those who wish to be Irish for just an evening of fun and frolic. The dance will be held in the parish hall of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church located at 7525 U.S. Highway 41 in Dunnellon. It will feature corned beef and cabbage, potato and carrots, Irish soda bread and an awesome dessert table and cash bar. Happy hour begins at 5:30 p.m. with dinner served at 6:30. Music will be provided by Joe Koos with dancing until 10. Tickets are $15 per person and can be purchased from any Knight or the church office To reserve a table for parties of 8 to 10, purchase tickets by mail or for additional information call 352-489-6221. 000E506 CLEANMASTER CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING G ET A H EAD S TART ON S PRING C LEANING C ALL T ODAY Servicing All Of Citrus & Marion County For 25 Years 489-4844 OWNER DOES THE WORK We Also Have Outdoor Pressure Cleaning Available. Call for pricing. One Chair Cleaned FREE Sofa & Love Seat $ 65 Dryer & Vent Cleaning Specia l $ 50 25 Years Carpet Cleaning 3 Room Minimum $ 15 Per Room Most Cars Complete Service Top Off Fluids Check Air Pressure In Tires Inspect Belts 7 Hoses Must present coupon. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 3/8/13 Lube-Oil-Filter FREE TIRE ROTATION With Oil Change $ 21 95 Up to 5 qts. oil, 5W30 or 15W40 200 Store. Must present coupon. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 3/8/13 Starting At $79.95 $ 10 OFF 4 Wheel Alignment Parts Extra Yes WE can align that! Must present coupon. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 3/8/13 Most Cars. Must present coupon. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 3/8/13 Cooling Service $ 39 95 Drain & Fill Radiator Inspect Hoses and Water Pump Includes 1 Gallon Antifreeze CV Axles $ 149 95 Per Side Starting At Most Cars. Pine Ave. Store. Must present coupon. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 3/8/13 Exhaust Mufflers $ 79 95 Installed Starting At T EE P EE T IRE & BUDGET MUFFLER Family Owned And Operated Certified Techs Est. 1990 SR 200 & 91st Ave. 237-5599 2040 N. Pine Ave. 622-0075 WE KNOW TIRES DARE TO COMPARE 000E3MG Must present coupon. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 3/8/13 Basic A/C Check $ 21 95 000E5RE W i s d o Family Medicine Wisdo is Welcoming NEW PATIENTS! (352) 622-9007 Call Today For Appointment Providing Comprehensive Healthcare For The Entire Family Monday Friday 8 A M 5 P M Christine A. Kogoy P.A.-C 2118 SW 20th PL Suite 102, Ocala 34471 (Off of SW 19th Ave. Rd.) BCBS, Blue Options, Cigna, United Health Care, Aetna, Tricare, Medicare and most insurances accepted/billed. Dr. James John Wisdo, D.O. www .wisdofamilymedicine.com 000DZPL 7201 SW Hwy 200 Ocala (352) 629-0900 (4 miles west of I-75, just before Lowes) (4 miles west of I-75, just before Lowes) (352) 629-0900 Other locations throughout the southeast 7201 SW Hwy. 200 Ocala GREAT FINANCING ON EZ-GO CARTS! GOLF CARS ST AR TING A T $1,995 WHAT BATTERY A RE Y OU L OOKING F OR ??? 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One Chair Cleaned FREE Sofa & Love Seat $ 65 Dryer & Vent Cleaning Specia l $ 50 25 Years Carpet Cleaning 3 Room Minimum $ 15 Per Room Most Cars Complete Service Top Off Fluids Check Air Pressure In Tires Inspect Belts 7 Hoses Must present coupon. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 3/8/13 Lube-Oil-Filter FREE TIRE ROTATION With Oil Change $ 21 95 Up to 5 qts. oil, 5W30 or 15W40 200 Store. Must present coupon. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 3/8/13 Starting At $79.95 $ 10 OFF 4 Wheel Alignment Parts Extra Yes WE can align that! Must present coupon. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 3/8/13 Most Cars. Must present coupon. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 3/8/13 Cooling Service $ 39 95 Drain & Fill Radiator Inspect Hoses and Water Pump Includes 1 Gallon Antifreeze CV Axles $ 149 95 Per Side Starting At Most Cars. Pine Ave. Store. Must present coupon. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 3/8/13 Exhaust Mufflers $ 79 95 Installed Starting At T EE P EE T IRE & BUDGET MUFFLER Family Owned And Operated Certified Techs Est. 1990 SR 200 & 91st Ave. 237-5599 2040 N. Pine Ave. 622-0075 WE KNOW TIRES DARE TO COMPARE 000E3MG Must present coupon. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 3/8/13 Basic A/C Check $ 21 95 000E5RE W i s d o Family Medicine Wisdo is Welcoming NEW PATIENTS! (352) 622-9007 Call Today For Appointment Providing Comprehensive Healthcare For The Entire Family Monday Friday 8 A M 5 P M Christine A. Kogoy P.A.-C 2118 SW 20th PL Suite 102, Ocala 34471 (Off of SW 19th Ave. Rd.) BCBS, Blue Options, Cigna, United Health Care, Aetna, Tricare, Medicare and most insurances accepted/billed. Dr. James John Wisdo, D.O. www .wisdofamilymedicine.com 000DZPL 7201 SW Hwy 200 Ocala (352) 629-0900 (4 miles west of I-75, just before Lowes) (4 miles west of I-75, just before Lowes) (352) 629-0900 Other locations throughout the southeast 7201 SW Hwy. 200 Ocala GREAT FINANCING ON EZ-GO CARTS! GOLF CARS ST AR TING A T $1,995 WHAT BATTERY A RE Y OU L OOKING F OR ??? Automotive Marine Lawn Mower Golf Cart Cordless Phone Riding Toys Computer Back Up Tractor Motorcycle ATV Camcorder Cellular Phone Wheel Chairs Game Feeder Emergency Lights Security Systems Battery Packs Laptop Computers Alkaline Complete Stock Of Batteries For: CUSTOM BATTERY PACKS LAPTOP COMPUTER BATTERIES CAMCORDER BATTERIES WHEELCHAIR BATTERIES SECURITY SYSTEM BATTERIES AUTOMOTIVE BATTERIES FARM TRACTOR BATTERIES JET SKI BATTERIES GAME FEED BATTERIES MARINE BATTERIES CELL PHONE BATTERIES POWER WHEELS BATTERIES WATCH BATTERIES KEY REMOTE BATTERIES TRUCK BATTERIES CORDLESS PHONE BATTERIES EMERGENCY LIGHT BATTERIES ATV BATTERIES MOTORCYCLE BATTERIES LAWNMOWER BATTERIES Exper t advice. L ocal kno w ledg e. 000E6EA F.W.H. & Associates A Contracted General Agency 854-2100 7651 SW Hwy. 200 Ste 108 (Circle Square Plaza) Ocala www.TheFloridaHealthInsuranceExchange.com Serving All Of Marion & Surrounding Counties Individuals & Family Personal Insurance Heal th Insurance for ALL AGES Medicare Supplements & Advantage Plans Disability Income Insurance Group Insurance Seniors Health Insurance experience, right around the corner. Wise Way Auto Sales, Inc. 9045 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala, FL 352-861-9473 For all your transportation needs, the only way, the Wise Way! Specializing in the like new cars without the hassles of a new car dealer! 000E5QE FRIENDSHIP CENTER (352) 237-4635 8441 SW SR 200, #113, Ocala, FL 34481 Fax: (352) 861-4646 CHELSEA SQUARE (352) 694-5003 3233 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, FL 34470 Fax: (352) 694-6003 Just Opened! LORVEN CENTER (352) 307-8371 12301 SE US Hwy. 441, Suite E, Belleview, FL 34420 dB Hearing Solutions Hearing Solutions Darryl Pennington Board Certified Owner/Operator 000E5EW 000CU6L Senior Living where... Our Family is Committed to Yours. Assisted Living Memory Care 9070 SW 80th Ave., Ocala, FL 34481 (352) 861-4444 ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY #9441 000E68W L OCAL L OCAL L OCAL S HO P L OCAL D INE L OCAL B E L OCAL S HO Visit Our BUSINESS EXPO MARCH 15 NOON to 6PM Circle Square Cultural Center, 8395 SW 80th St. On Top Of The World www.westmba.com Representing Ocala area residents for over 40 years The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements Before you decide, ask us to send free written information about our qualifications and experience. 237-9225 W.E. BISHO P J R. Attorney At Law Admitted to the Florida Bar in 1965 ESTATE PLANNING WILLS TRUSTS and PROBATE REAL ESTATE CORPORATIONS 7743 S.W. S.R. 200 Next to the Mulch & Stone Emporium 000E5CC Magic Touch Salon 352-854-2111 Full Service Salon Walk-ins Always Welcome Located in the Friendship Center 000E5QB 000E5CI Your Full Service Jeweler HRS: M-F 9-5 SAT 9-1 Fine Jewelry Fast Repairs Patricia & Richard Laugen Gemologist AJP Goldsmith Friendship Center 8441 SW SR 200 Ste 101 237-2240 C USTOM D ESIGNS R EPAIRS W ATCH & C LOCK R EPAIRS A PPRAISALS N EXT T O F RIENDSHIP B ARBERS G e m G a l l e r i a J e w e l e r s Gem Galleria Jewelers BUYING GOLD BUYING GOLD BUYING GOLD www.gemgalleriajewelers.com www.consignmentjewelryocala.com 000E0WW Independently Owned Susan Minicozzi Owner/Manager 97X12U9@curvesmail.com 6118 SW State Road 200 Ocala, Florida 34476 tel: 352-671-2878 fax: 352-861-6535 www.curveslocal.com/3229/ Curves Complete Curves Circuit with Zumba

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Friday, March 1, 2013 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 24~ Friday, March 1, 2013 www.smcitizen.com 000E76D 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!!! HOT TOPICS AT THE BRIDGE Tues., March 5th @ 2:30 PM THE ALTER G: ANTI-GRAVITY TREADMILL FREE trial runs provided by Life Care Center. Presented by Paul Thompson, Rehabilitation Services Manager with Life Care Center of Ocala Tues., March 12th @ 2:30 PM HAVE YOU BEEN FALLING? Test your balance and work on your coordination with The Biodex Balance Machine. Presented by the Physical Therapy Department at Life Care Center of Ocala the early 1900s and illustrates the ordeal one family with five sisters endures when, traditionally, the eldest sister must be the first to marry. Written and directed by Donna Taylor, Little Theatre shows are always a favorite. Tickets are $3 each and are available at Tuesday Socials and in the Activities Office during regular ticket sale hours.Games Party a successThe Games Party, sponsored by our Sunshine Committee, brought 126 residents to the Lifestyle Center on Wednesday, Feb. 20, for an afternoon of fun. It began with lunch, and then participants broke into pre-determined groups to play cards and games such as Hand and Foot, Bridge, Pinochle, Mah Jongg, Bunko, Rummikub and Dominoes, to name a few. Chaired by Lois Norris and co-chaired by Janice Wood, LANDINGCONTINUED FROM PAGE 23 the party was a great success. It takes a lot of time and energy from a lot of people to put on this type of event, and we will acknowledge these volunteers in our next column. But every one of them is sure to say Its worth it! And thats what makes Marion Landing a wonderful place to live.Sunday KaraokeDo you like to sing? Come down to the Lifestyle Center on Sunday afternoon at 2 for a couple of hours of fun singing Karaoke. As long as theres interest, well continue Karaoke each Sunday at 2 p.m., unless another special event is planned. Sit and Be FitWere now in the second phase of our Sit and Be Fit video exercise class. Participants meet in the Lifestyle Center at 10 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Each workout is 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. Workouts are rotated every four to six weeks to keep the exercises fresh and new, and we complete two half-hour classes in each session. You may join in at any time and participate as long as you like. Come one day, two or all three days. It is suggested that you bring a towel with you to the class, light weights 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 YogaOur Gentle Yoga class meets each Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Great Room and is led by fitness instructor Mary Pat Giffin. You can improve your physical, spiritual and mental well-being by practicing the ancient art of Yoga. The class is modified to accommodate the fitness level of the participants, with some poses done standing, seated or on a mat. Emphasis is placed on proper breathing and form. If youd like to give Yoga a try, please sign up on the sheet hanging on the Activity Wall in the Lifestyle Center. The cost is $5 per class, payable to the instructor at the class. 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 reservation and is non-refundable. This trip will sell out, so make your reservation early. Travel to the Sonntag 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, nakedand 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 PLEASESEELANDING, PAGE26 000E3YX LANDSCAPING JAMISON LANDSCAPE & TREE SERVICE Specializing in all phases of tree work, landscape rip outs, design and installs, all around lawn maintenance. FREE ESTIMATES Jeff Jamison 352-321-0404 licensed & insured commercial & residential 10% Discount To Seniors & Military CERAMIC TILE Lawson Tile Floors Walls Tub & Shower Remodel Back Splash Reasonable Rates 34 years Experience (352) 229-5548 Licensed & Insured 000CLG8 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 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 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 $ 39 99 Call for details Expires 3/31/13 10% OFF REPAIRS Commercial & Residential Customized Service to Fit Y our Needs S ENIOR D ISCOUNTS F REE E STIMATES Licensed Bonded Insured 352-861-0665 G LADYS C LEANING S ERVICE HOUSE/OFFICE CLEANING 000DT92 WWW GLADYSCLEANING COM 2008 2012 000E15X GARAGE DOOR REP AIRS NEED SPRINGS REPL A CED? T w o Springs & Labor $ 135 00 Any gar age door needs & repairs c all Ry an O C u ll G a r a ge Doors 352-351-1752 S HAW I RRIGATION R EPAIR 352-624-2533 Steve Shaw 000DQDF IRRIGA TION REP AIR 23 years of experience Licensed and Insured comp #8715 Exclusive Service/Repair Specialist 352-237-2796 Family Owned & Operated Since 1972 Licensed & Insured #3803 Dependable A Division of R.C. Cohn Construction 000DZWC CONCRETE WORK REPAIRING OLD INSTALLING NEW We Make Your Concrete Look Good Specializing in Repairing Concrete Driveways Pool Decks Patios Entrance Ways Advantages: Mildew & Oil Resistant Non Skid Protection Easy to Keep Clean Commercial Grade Quality RENEWED SURFACES 000E3RY GOLF CART SERVICES Expert Golf Cart Service All Makes& Models 352-598-7338 Call For Lowest Battery Prices Buy, Sell, Trade, Rebuild Parts & Accessories High Speed Motors from $600 installed W E C OME T O Y OU 000DZ87 WINDOW W ASHING Let Me Wash Your Windows! when you mention this ad E A R L P E A R S O N E A R L P E A R S O N Pr essur e W ashing T oo! $ 5.00 OFF Call Ear l (352) 804-4107 0 0 0 D Z A Y POWER W ASHING Lo w Pr essur e W ashing. W e use Simple Gr een Soa p R ed Pfluger (352) 873-0674 K o r e a n V e t e r a n o w n e r 17 Years of Quality Service to the 200 Corridor Area $ 65 All Homes Not a handyman, pressure washing is our specialty 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 Diana L Crippen HOUSECLEANING BY DIANA CLEANING First T ime Cleaning No Extra Fee$$! 000DSTD 352-502-2760 If no answer leave message or Call 629-6071 Pr ofessional & Guaranteed Low Rates Supplies Pr ovided Military White Glove Cleaning Professionally Cleaned Since 1992 71 1 188 DIAL-A-PRO For Y our Professional Needs ... South Marion Citizen #16 #21 #1 #6 000E4OJ www .DeccaR ealEstate.com YOU CAN PICK UP MAPS AND FL YERS T O ALL DECCA OPEN HOUSES A T ALL 3 GA TES SR 200, 484, AND SW 62ND A VE. ROAD 873-6100 Royal Palms Plaza 854-8787 Oak Run REAL EST A TE CORP #1 T eam Partners Pat McCullough 299-6688 Charlie T akesian 207-9588 John Kapioski 208-1635 Louise Pace 361-4312 Peggy Simpson 208-6554 Patty Dougherty 502-3096 Jim Petticrew Broker/Manager 216-5852 To m & Barbara Cernera 812-0626 Shirley Gottfried 216-4655 Stimmel Brooks Team Pat 895-5160 Jerry 274-0930 The Star Realtors o f Marion County Pat Stimmel 895-5160 Jerry Brooks 274-0930 Specializing in retirement communities for the Young At Heart! THE STIMMEL-BROOKS TEAM F eatured Homes of the W eek Check Out Our W ebsite At: www .ocalaflr etir ementhomes.com W ant to work with someone who really knows Oak Run?! Someone who can show you the great deals in this market? CALL ME, PEGGY SIMPSON! I Sell Oak Run! Peggy Simpson 208-6554 L OOKING FOR THE PERFECT HOME?? CALL ME! LOUISE P ACE 361-4312 Ar e y ou looking f or the BEST HOUSE a t the BEST PRICE? Do you want your home SOLD? TEAM #1 W e ar e your Oak Run Specialists W e Live, W ork & Play Her e! The Perfect Place to Live, the PERFECT T ime to Buy! Marketing your Home Nationwide, on the Internet, wher e over 85% of buyers ar e looking! www .CharlieandPat.com patamc@embarqmail.com Partners Pat & Charlie 299-6688 207-9588 The Serago-Lane Team Lou 804-0159 Lois 789-4516 Popular Monaco model. So many upgrades. 3/2/2 overlooks 8th fairway. Wooded area in back. Newer appliances. Split floor plan. Furniture available for purchase. MUST SEE! $202,800 MLS#384858 Patty Dougherty 502-3096 2/2/1.5 Newport model with large lanai overlooking retention pond, cathedral ceilings, eat-in kitchen, two master suites with walk-in closets, 16x26 garage with room for golf cart! $75,000 MLS#375705 Jim Petticrew 216-5852 Oak Run 2/2/2. New laminate flooring and newer washer and dryer. Maintained lot. Pinehurst Model. 2 shower stalls, one tub in this home. Move right in! $112,000 MLS#382941 Patty Dougherty 502-3096 The ever popular Capistrano model, stucco 2/2/2 1,700 sq. ft. corner lot $159,500 MLS#384117 Jerry Brooks 274-0930 OAK RUN GOLF COURSE L OT! $59,900 MLS#386438 9144 SW 109th Lane 2/2/1, 1,122 sq. ft. Frame Dogwood NBD 1 Tom and Barbara Cernera 812-0626 or 600-1001 www.wesellocalafl.com OAK RUN OPEN HOUSE SUN., MAR. 3RD 1-3 PM OAK RUN OPEN HOUSE SUN., MAR. 3RD 1-3 PM $98,900 MLS#377587 7941 SW 115th Loop 3/2/2, 1,462 sq. ft. CBS Biscayne Villa The Preserve Tom and Barbara Cernera 812-0626 or 600-1001 www.wesellocalafl.com OAK RUN OPEN HOUSE SUN., MAR. 3RD 1-3 PM $109,900 MLS#382955 7395 SW 111th Lane 2/2/2, 1,211 sq. ft. CBS Key West The Fountains Tom and Barbara Cernera 812-0626 or 600-1001 www.wesellocalafl.com OAK RUN OPEN HOUSE SUN., MAR. 3RD 1-3 PM $223,500 MLS#378249 11056 SW 71st Circle 2/2/2, 1,710 sq. ft. CBS Santorini Eagles Point The Serago-Lane Team Hosted by: Lois Lane 789-4516 3/2/2 Georgetown Model with 1,676 sq. ft., remodeled kitchen w/stainless steel appliances, new countertops, all 3 bedrooms have walk-in closets, nice front porch, very private lot, new A/C & roof 06. $1 19,500 MLS#384855 Louise Pace 361-4312 3 W ALK-IN CL OSETS! YES! I SAID THREE! Cedar Model totally redone! $48,000 MLS#386456 Super Special Dogwood $59,900 MLS#386438 Nice Magnolia lots of tile! $65,000 MLS#386525 Tom and Barbara Cernera 812-0626 or 600-1001 www.wesellocalafl.com NEW TO MARKET JUST LISTED! BEA UTIFUL BACK Y ARD! Monte Carlo Model on Preserve. Watch natures beauty from your large sunroom. Like to cook? Gourmet kitchen! 3/2.5/2, marble entryway, recessed lighting, formal dining room, the list goes on! $169,900 MLS#382959 Shirley Gottfried 216-4655 ALL Y OU COULD ASK FOR AND MORE! San T ropez model, 3/2.5/2, nice size lot, cherry cabinets, Corian counters, fans in every room, master bath with tub and shower closets galore! If youre picky pick this one! $179,500 MLS#385626 The Serago-Lane T eam Lou Serago 804-0159 SP ACIOUS AND PRIV A TE! 3/2/2 WITH A POOL TOO! Lexington model with a pool! Backs up to the Preserve. Open floor plan, updated kitchen, pool is solar-heated and has new decking and screened cage! Now this is Florida living! $174,900 MLS#379954 John Kapioski 208-1635 UPD A TED AND REMODELED Expanded Savannah. NEW roof in 2005, NEW A/C 2010. Large 16x10 expanded family room, 26x10 outdoor patio, ALL NEW APPLIANCES! Exp. kitchen counters/cabinets. $92,000 MLS#382652 John Kapioski 208-1635 PRIV A TE BACK Y ARD! CAPISTRANO MODEL MAKE OFFER RECEIVE BONUS! Candler Hills Home LIKE NEW! Unpack your things and MOVE RIGHT IN! Contact me about the special bonus! $129,900 MLS#37981 1 Patty Dougherty 502-3096 SNOWBIRDS THIS IS Y OUR PERFECT RETREA T! FUSSY? Come see this one! Stunning Biscayne Villa high on the hill! Shows like a model. 2/2/2 w/den or 3rd bedroom, new appliances, bright open floor plan, furniture negotiable! $119,700 MLS#379813 The Serago-Lane Team Lois Lane 789-4516 HOME SWEET HOME Charleston Model, 2/2/1.5 with glassenclosed lanai under heat and air, spacious master bedroom with walkin closet, Dura-Stone floors in kitchen and master bath. Newer roof & A/C. $69,900 MLS#378804 John Kapioski ABSOL UTEL Y STUNNING! Custom Expanded Hickory 2/2/1, 1,374 sq. ft., $10,000 family room, stainless steel appliances, Corian counters, landscape curbing, paver patio, updated baths, newer roof and A/C! This will take your breath away! $94,500 MLS#383732 John Kapioski 208-1635 8221 SW 1 15th St. Road The ever popular Providence model, frame 3/2/2, large lanai, 1,670 sq. ft. living. W oodside $109,500 MLS#379132 Jerry Brooks 274-0930 CLEAN AS A WHISTLE BEA UTIFUL W A VERL Y MODEL Pristine T urnberry model, 2/2/2 with enclosed lanai, eat-in kitchen with lots of counter and cupboard space, beautiful backyard, maintained lot and some furniture included. $95,000 MLS#372481 Pat Stimmel 895-5160 2/2/2, light and bright open floor plan. Dining room with pass-thru to kitchen, eat-in kitchen too! Enclosed lanai under heat and air, tile in kitchen and baths. Furniture negotiable. $119,900 MLS#382126 Pat Stimmel 895-5160 OAK RUN OPEN HOUSE SUN., MAR. 3RD 1-3 PM GARAGE SCREEN DOORS 465-4629 Call us today for a free estimate! $ 7 9 5 $ 7 9 5 $ 795 CRC058138 Starting at OPTIONAL SCREEN CHOICES. 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Friday, March 1, 2013 ~ 25 www.smcitizen.com 4~ Friday, March 1, 2013 www.smcitizen.com SOUTH MARION Citizen The South Marion Citizen is a free community newspaper covering news of communities in southwest Marion County including Oak Run, Pine Run, Palm Cay, On Top of the World, Kingsland Country Estates, Countryside Farms, Marion Landing, Majestic Oaks, Hidden Lake, Woods and Meadows Estates, Paddock Farms, Saddle Oak Club, Deer Creek, Cherrywood Estates, Hardwood Trails, Candler Hills, Country Oaks, and Harvest Meadows, among others. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Citizen: If your community is listed above and the Citizen is not delivered to your home and you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 200 Corridor, call 854-3986CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481 EditorJim Clark Circulation Barbara Jaggers Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean and Kristy Kaigan General Manager John Provost Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Deadline for classified ads :Deadline for display advertising : Tuesday 4 p.m. before publicationMonday 5 p.m. before publication READER SERVICES I want to get news in the Citizen.Call editor Jim Clark at 352-854-3986 or send by e-mail to editor@smcitizen.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Citizenoffice in Kingsland Plaza. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Member of the Community Papers of Florida Friday, March 1 World Day of PrayerChurch Women Uniteds World Day of Prayer will be held on Friday, March 1, at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 7171 State Road 200 in the Blair Stewart Enrichment Center. Refreshments will be served beginning at 9:30 a.m. The program will start at 10 with a theme of I Was A Stranger, and You Welcomed Me. This event is open to the public and all are welcomed. Although not required, donations for the Domestic Violence Sexual Abuse Center will be accepted. For more information phone Judy, 352629-3434.Saturday, March 2 Palm Cay garage salesCommunity-wide garage sales will be held at Palm Cay on Saturday, March 2, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The gates will be open to the public. A hot dog lunch will be available at the Oasis fro a nominal fee. Palm Cay is on State Road 200 just two blocks west of 103rd Street Road.Chess club to meetThe chess club that formed at the Freedom Public Library meets the first Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grab your board and chess pieces and come on down. Interested persons are invited to attend for a rousing game of chess. Its your move! For more information, call Ron at 352-873-2276.Historical Novel group to meetThe Florida Chapter of the Historical Novel Society will meet on Saturday, March 2, in the Community Room of the Central Ridge Library, 425 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Beverly Hills. The business meeting begins at 1 p.m. and the program starts at 1:30 p.m. Carol Megge will present a program titled, How to Start Writing a Historical Novel, in which she will guide us through five decision-making steps starting with the setting of the novel, including time and place. Step two concerns doing research to acquire knowledge about the chosen setting. Step 3 is determining the genre of the novel and Step 4 relates to choosing the gender and age of the main characters. Step 5 deals with the inciting incident. Megge will have handouts available at the meeting. This is sure to be an interesting and informative program for writers embarking on a new adventure. If there is time, President Joyce Moore will lead a follow-up discussion of Rick Seymours February program that explored the twelve stages of The Heros Journey. FCHNS meets at 1 p.m. on the first Saturday of every month in the Community Room of the Central Ridge Library. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information call Marian Fox 2352-726-0162 or visit our website www.fchns.org.Tuesday, March 5 Luncheon at Our RedeemerThe Parish Health Ministry team at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 5200 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala, is having its Original Food for Thought luncheon on Tuesday, March 5, at 11:30 a.m. The presentation is open to the community with a lunch provided prior to the seminar. Presented by Riadh Fakhoury, CD, the topic is titled Physical Stress and its causes and effects on the body and the mind, For reservations, please call 352-368-4028.Thursday, March 7 Mountain Mission School concertForty-five teenagers from Grundy, Virginia, make up this traveling concert choir that has appeared nationally and internationally in settings such as the USA Christian Conventions, churches, Disney World, Opryland, Wolf Trap Park, the lighting of our national Capitol Holiday Tree plus Canada, England, Austria and France. When leaving this energetic concert, audience members find themselves humming a favorite tune. Admission is free; a love offering will be taken. The event is March 7, 6 p.m. at Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, www.ccomc.org/.Saturday, March 9 Mens breakfast at Ocala WestOcala West United Methodist Church will hold a mens community wide breakfast on Saturday, March 9, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., with all you care to eat for $5. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St., Ocala.Concert at First CongregationalThe Southern Express 18-piece Big Band will be performing at First Congregational United Church of Christ on Saturday, March 9 at 6 p.m. This is a fundraiser for the church; tickets are $10 and are available at the church office, 7171 SW State Road 200, 352-237-3035 or contact Dave at 352-867-7967. Refreshments will be available at intermission.Gracefully adjustingA talk on gracefully adjusting to later years with happiness and enthusiasm will be presented at Vitalize, at Market Street on State Road 200, on Saturday, March 9 at 9 a.m. For further information, call Cara at 352-509-6839. The event is free and open to the public.Concert at Marion LandingThe Landing Lites will present a Pops Concert on Saturday, March 9 at 7 p.m. The chorus is performing a number of hits from Broadway Musicals and Movies. Also featured are Tenor Soloist Joseph McMillan and trumpeter Pete Axson. Tickets are $5 and will be sold at the door.Vendors sought at thrift storeVendors can rent a space for a church sale at the Crossroad thrift store, near West Port High School, 7355 S.W. 38th St., Ocala. The sale will be Saturday, March 9, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Spaces, the size of two parking spaces, are $10. To reserve a spot, call 352-509-4141.Womens Spring BreakJoin the Womens Ministry at the annual Womens Spring Break event, Is the Power Back On?. Guest speaker will be Gaye Martin. Special Sessions: Card Making (Make and Take Class), Quilt Making (Demostration), Bible Study and Devotion (How To). Continental Breakfast Lunch Door Prizes Childcare available. Saturday, March 9, 9 a.m. This is a free event for all women; a freewill offering will be taken for the guest speaker. Registration required (early bird registration by Feb. 24 and your name will be entered for an Olive Garden gift card). Contact Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, www.ccomc.org/. Sunday, March 10 Dramatist at Nazarene ChurchProfessional dramatist Chuck Neighbors will be performing his one-man drama, In His Steps, at Ocala West Church of the Nazarene (5884 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala on March 10 at 10:30 a.m. In His Steps is an adaptation of Charles Sheldons Classic novel, which has sold millions of copies and is ranked as one of the best-selling books of all time. It is the story of a group of Christians who revolutionize their community when they dedicate themselves to live by one simple code: What would Jesus do? All are invited to attend and be challenged by this unique story presentation.Marion Chamber Music Society concertLast years Ocala Symphony Orchestra Concerto competition winner Julia Lee is the featured performer for the March 10 Marion Chamber Music Society concert. Julia will be joined by her mother, concert pianist Hee Jung Kang, and her sister, Sophia Lee on flute. Julia was also the 12 and under winner of the 2012 Concerto Competition at Carnegie Hall. The MCMS concert is at 3 p.m. at Queen of Peace Church, 6455 S.W. State Raod 200, Ocala. For more information call 352-867-1340 or visit our web: www.marionchambermusic.com. The concert is free to the public. Community calendar BY ANDREW CRANE Adapting to a new bodily feeling and letting go of how it used to be is to live in the present. Rather than wanting things to be as they were, when you live in the now, you understand that the old feeling or activity is over and there is a new way of being/feeling. When you adapt to the inevitable changes in life, you are more at ease and content. Often our problems come from preconceived ideas. When we let go of these rigid beliefs and concepts, we open ourselves to a new way of thinking and can be more peaceful and joyful. Essentially, we have to clear out the cobwebs in the mind cultivate a vacant mind. Stop thinking so much and eliminate "what if." Only God knows what the future will bring, so stay present and let go of worry. We can calculate all we want, but the bottom line is that nobody can predict the future. We tend to think that because a person has a lot of education (doctors, financial advisers, etc.), they know more than we do. And if they happen to be right once, we think they are experts! Nobody can boast of a record of predicting anything over and over again. So, wake up and realize that you are the expert about you. Listen to the signals you receive from your body, pay attention, and act from your heart or gut. Self-confidence is your best friend. Know and believe that you will make the right decision and leave the rest to God, because everything happens exactly as it's supposed to. Every thing will be all right in the end, and if it's not all right, it's not the end! This article is written by Yogi Andrew Crane. He is living yoga and can be reached at 352-854-7950. The secret of successful aging Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com PHOTO BY MIKE ROPPELPinewood DerbyOn Feb. 23, Cub Pack 707 had its annual Pinewood Derby. The cars are built by the Cubs from kits purchased from BSA. The finished cars must meet weight and size requirements set by BSA. The young men can paint and or pinstripe the cars to their desire. Several heats are run to determine the Pack winner who will race again at the Marion District race at Honda of Ocala against the other packs winners. Soda chips, and hot dogs were available for purchase while watching the race. For more information about Pack or Troop 707 contact Jim or Stephanie Salmon at 352-843-0093. In the photo, Pack 707 Webelos Scout Justin Atwood and the new Assistant Cubmaster Dennis Dauphinais are watching the Pinewood Derby cars for the next race heat. Daytona 500 is nothing when you see these cars run! In a day when every dollar counts, 18 Marion County public schools appreciate financial recognition for their academic success. Eighteen schools will split more than $1.2 million in School Recognition Dollars based on their students performance on the 2012 FCAT (Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test). Schools earn just over $93 per full-time student if they maintain their A grade or improve their grade at least one letter over last year. This years elementary recipient schools and awards include: Hammett Bowen Jr. ($75,841), and Saddlewood ($69,111). This years three high school recipients include: Francis Marion Military Academy ($16,217), Lake Weir High ($149,766), and West Port High ($201,047). This years total amount to Marion County public schools is $1,235,050. Schools get $$$ 000E6GN 000E4EY Visit Us Before You Make Your Move New a nd Pre-Owned Homes For Sale a nd For Lease HWY. 27 NORTH ON 44TH AVE 1/2 MILE ON RIGHT John M. 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Friday, March 1, 2013 ~ 3 www.smcitizen.com 26~ Friday, March 1, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Manicure/ Manicure/ Pedicure Pedicure Color, Cut Color, Cut & Style & Style $ 27 $ 27 $ 61 $ 61 8296 SW 103rd St. Rd. 352-237-3676 Monday Friday 9-5, Saturday 9-4 Walk-Ins Welcome Millennium Hair Salon A Certified Goldwell Color Salon Must present coupon. Expires 3/7/13 Must present coupon. Expires 3/7/13 Must present coupon. Expires 3/7/13 000E6L7 Haircuts Haircuts $ 18 $ 18 Somebody else wants it!Got something special you no longer use? Sell it in the Classifieds. It may be just the perfect item to fill somebody elses need.TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403 T odays Ne w Ads OPEN HOUSE On Top of The WorldSun, Mar ch 10 12 to 3pm MUST SEE !! Agusta Model Villa End Unit, New A/C & Appl. 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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. OPEN HOUSESUNDA Y March 3rd 1-4PM9460 D. SW 84th T err BEAUTIFUL VILLA with split bedroom plan and cathedral ceilings. Updatedd everything$57,500.Fully Furnished SHOW AD AT MAIN GATE 1st right after gate, right at circle 2nd Left (352) 620-4467 OCALAMarion Landing, 55+ Community, 3/2/2 15x30ft inground pool w/waterfall, call for appt 352-873-2725 3/2 pool home on 10 acres w/ FP, zoned agriculture, walk to all schools. $179,900 (727) 528-2803 or 727-698-0723 WE BUY R VS, TRA VEL TRAILERS, 5TH WHEELS, MOT OR HOMES Call US 352-201-6945 BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID-$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID-$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 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 AUT O SW AP/ Corral CAR Show Sumter County Fairgrounds SUMTER SW AP MEETS SUN. MAR 3, 1-800-438-8559 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 LET US WORKFOR YOU!CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403SOUTH MARIONCITIZENCLASSIFIEDSGET RESULTS! $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. LANDINGCONTINUED FROM PAGE 24 Friday, March 1: fish or shrimp dinner, 5-7 p.m., Solid Gold Entertainment 6-10 p.m. Saturday, March 2: Roast beef dinner with mashed potato and gravy 5-7 p.m. Kenny Jackson karaoke 6-10 p.m. Sunday, March 3: District meeting at Ocala Forest 1 p.m., Food Specials, 1-5 p.m. Bar Bingo 3-5 p.m. Monday, March 4: Coney Dogs noon-3 p.m. Tuesday, March 5: Dart League 5:45 9 p.m., food specials 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 6: Membership appreciation 3-5 p.m. Thursday, March 7: Open darts 5p.m.-shuffleboard 7 p.m. Friday, March 8: fish or shrimp dinner, 5-7 p.m., Entertainment by Tim Roberson karaoke 6-10 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 Lodge activities Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com THE GOOD HOUSE By Ann Leary Heres how this recently released novel begins: I can walk through a house and know more about its occupants than a psychiatrist could after a year of sessions. The narrator is sixtyish real estate woman Hildy Good whose poking into bedrooms and cupboards makes her something of a psychic in her small seaside New England town. Unfortunately, she knows less about herself. A few years earlier her daughters surprised her with an intervention about her drinking. Hildy had read Betty Fords biography and agreed with her that its useless to protest that youre not a drunk once other people say you are. Still, she puts on a front and does her drinking on the sly in some hilarious ways. You see, shes a woman who will not give up on life and love even though her husband left her for another man. The book follows Learys protagonist through an eventful year in which she befriends a newcomer to the town, beautiful Rebecca McAllister, a restless young wife and mother of two. Hildy also resurrects a youthful romance with an unlikely lover the local garbage man. Its impossible not to like Hildy, whos funny, caring, and perceptive even though she has a problem facing the truth about herself. In a classic scene of denial, shes returning home from a party wheres shes managed to sneak a number of drinks in the hosts kitchen: It took me a good forty-five minutes to drive home. I drove slowly. But I was in such a cheerful mood. Tonight had confirmed for me something that I had thought for some time. I was better company when I drank. The girls thought my drinking was harmful. Well, tonight I had proven the opposite. It was helpful. Everybody had a better time when I drank. Although the novel delves into the well-worn realms of love, loyalty, and guilt, it does so with a twist. Hildys powers of observation foretell a mystery and a tragedy. The reader is drawn into this great little story from the get-go. And one of the minor pleasures of the book is Learys digression about horses. Recommended. Character cant face truth about herself Bookmark Pat Wellington day evening class from 6 to 8 p.m. beginning March 5. The class will be held at MCSO Central Operations, 3300 N.W. 10th St., Ocala in the Multipurpose Conference Room. To register for the class held at MCSO, contact Carolyn Fender at 352-368-3551 or CFender@marionso.com. All students must complete the application form found on marionso.com. On Top of the World will host a class on Thursday mornings from 9 to 11 a.m. beginning on March 7 at its Master the Possibilities learning center. Registration for OTOW classes must be done through Master the Possibilities by calling 352-854-3699 or online at MasterThePossibilities.com. SHERIFFCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 con for economic and artistic energy in our downtown community, and added, We are completely committed to this project and believe strongly in the positive quality-of-life aspects it will immediately bring to our area. The event is open to the community. Community leaders, past and present, patrons, OSO board members and staff will attend the event. The Ocala Symphony Orchestra is Marion Countys premier cultural arts organization. Founded in 1975, the orchestra averages a dozen concerts throughout the PUSHCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 year in front of nearly 10.000 area citizens. Its mission is to play the highest caliber music that is performed by skilled musicians under the dynamic leadership of a brilliant and energetic music director Matthew Wardell. 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Friday, March 1, 2013 ~ 27 www.smcitizen.com 2~ Friday, March 1, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Celebrating marriageJoy Lutheran Church recently honored 42 couples, or 20 percent of the congregation, for being married more than 50 years. Above a group is shown with Pastor Edwad Holloway Jr., and at the right Holloway is shown with Georgeina and Gerard Abraham, who have been married the longest, 74 years. The Southwest Florida Water Management District is now on Pinterest. The social media page, found at Pinterest.com/SWFWMD marks the Districts continued expansion into the growing world of social media. Pinterest is an information-sharing website designed like a virtual bulletin board. Users can pin links to boards, manage themed collections of information and share with others. Pinterest is the third most popular social media site behind Facebook and Twitter. The Districts Pinterest page will launch with eight boards featuring recreation information, one of the most popular areas of the Districts website. Through the Pinterest page, users can peruse their favorite District lands; gather information on species or save facts about popular recreational activities. Additional boards will continue to be added over time. Other planned boards include topics on water conservation, educational resources and District publications. The purpose of the Districts Pinterest page is to provide another interactive resource of information for the public and direct people to WaterMatters.org. More and more people are using social media to get news and information, said Michele Sager, who manages the Districts social media sites. This is the next logical step to serving the public through a platform that delivers timely, interactive information in a user-friendly format. Pinterest joins the Districts other fast-growing social media channels: Twitter.com/SWFWMD for the Districts latest news. Facebook.com/WaterMatters for a collection of District events, hot topics and related information. YouTube.comWaterMattersTV for a collection of District-produced videos. Water district adds social media site Charity golf outing at Candler Hills on March 22A charity golf outing disguised as a tournament between players of On Top of the World and New Jerseys Westlake Golf and Country Club takes place on Fri., March 22, at Candler Hills Golf Club. Proceeds from the event benefit Hospice of Marion County and OTOW Lions Club Canine Companions. Registration opens at 11:30 a.m. followed by a putting contest before the shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. The day concludes with entertainment, a luau buffet, awards and prizes. Individual registration is $75; foursome is $280; $45 for OTOW Golf members; $28 for dinner only. 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BRIEFS Awake Marion to rally on squareAwake Marion, a coalition of area progressive groups and concerned citizens, is joining with at least 22 other Awake the State groups throughout Florida on Tuesday, March 5, the opening day of the Florida Legislature, to rally against laws that curtailed reasonable access to the voting booths in recent elections. Organizers are asking citizens to join together at the Ocala Town Square from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5, to demand truly free elections for all Floridians. More information is available by calling Bruce Seaman, Awake Marion coordinator, at 352-680-0066 or by visiting www.AwaketheState.com. INDEX Bookmark................................3 Cherrywood.........................14 Classifieds.............................26 Judis Journal.......................12 Marion Landing..................23 Oak Run.................................20 OTOW.....................................19 Out to Pastor........................10 Pun Alley...............................18 Puzzles...................................22CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & BusinessesFRIDAY, March 1, 2013 VOLUME 17 NUMBER 40 www.smcitizen.com28~ Friday, March 1, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Marion County has joined the Coast2Coast Rx Card program, a nationwide discount prescription card plan. A press conference to launch the initiative will be held on Friday, March 1, to let the public know about the card so they can begin saving money on their prescription costs. The Coast2Coast Rx card allows all county residents, regardless of income, age, or health status, to receive discounts on prescription drugs, dental, vision and hearing services, lab and imaging tests and diabetes supplies/equipment for family members. People purchasing prescriptions for their pets and people living outside the county can also use the card. The card is distributed free of charge and may be used at pharmacy chains and most independent pharmacies in Marion County and includes more than 60,000 drugs in its formulary. This program helped cardholders across the nation save an average of 60 percent in 2012 on the cost of prescription drugs. Starting next week, the Coast2Coast Rx card will be available at most participating pharmacies, libraries and county health facilities. Residents can print the card and view the nearest participating locations at http://www.coast2coastrx.com/co unties/fl/marion/. Marion is the 14th Florida county to join the plan. Other Florida counties in the program include Baker, Charlotte, Collier, Dixie, Hardee, Hernando, Highlands, Lee, Polk, Putnam, Sarasota, Seminole and St. Lucie. County joins prescription drug card plan PHOTOS BY MIKE ROPPELScouts build new pavilionBoy Scout John McCurdy, and Jim Salmon, Troop 707s charter rep, are on a huge timber beam while John is being instructed on how to complete the nailing pattern on a hurricane tiedown used to hold the pre-engineered trusses for a 30 X 45 foot covered pavilion the scouts are building for Ocala West United Methodist Church. Below, sawing the plywood is Mike Taylor, Scouts are Austin Taylor and Dillon Taylor, with Carol McCurdy in the background, PHOTO BY JIM CLARKNo passengers, no injuriesA Marion Transit Services bus knocked over a street sign on Southwest 95th Circle and 93rd Court Road last week. A car driven by Erica Lee Harvey of Crystal River tried to cross 95th Circle from Walmart to the road between Chilis and the car wash, and was struck by the bus, which then hit a car waiting at the stop sign. Harvey was charged with violation of right of way. The Sheriffs Citizens Academy and Partnership (CAP) program will be a free educational course about the operations of the Marion County Sheriffs Office. This 14-week course will meet weekly and highlight all units within the Sheriffs Office, giving citizens an in-depth understanding of what the agency is doing for the community. Each week will focus on a different aspect of the agency, personnel, equipment, policies, procedures and overall function. Students will have an opportunity to view specialty unit equipment, hear from experts in the field of law enforcement, investigations, corrections and prosecution. After graduation, students will be offered an exclusive chance to obtain their concealed weapons license through a firearms safety course instructed by Sheriff Chris Blair. The class will be offered at two locations. The Marion County Sheriffs Office will host a TuesSheriffs Citizens Academy signing up PLEASESEESHERIFF, PAGE3 Burglary suspects arrestedOn Feb. 26, officers of the Marion County Sheriffs Office responded to a kick-in burglary that just occurred at 15511 S.W. 38th Place. A bulletin was issued for three black males in a maroon minivan with a partial tag number. A deputy almost immediately spotted a maroon Chevy SUV eastbound on State Road 40. When he turned around, the driver began passing cars and clothing began coming out of the windows. A stop was initiated in the 12000 block of SR 40 West and three suspects were arrested. According to the Sheriffs Office, it appears stolen property was in the vehicle from a previous burglary. A mask and gloves were discarded out of the window. Two of the defendants were on probation for burglary. Arrested were Matthew Wilkerson, 21; Lashad Williams, 21, and Christopher Williams, 25. Symphony starts push for city auditoriumThe Ocala Symphony Orchestra kicks off its fundraising efforts for transforming the City Auditorium located at Tuscawilla Park on Tuesday, March 5 at 9 a.m. At the time of the event located at 829 N.E. Sanchez Ave., the OSO will make a huge announcement which will launch this one-time dream into reality for the growing arts community in Ocala / Marion County. In January, the City Council approved a Memorandum of Understanding between the OSO and the City of Ocala, for commencing lease negotiations on the City Auditorium, a building which has been vacant for many years; many locals hold strong sentimental value for this building and its deep roots in Ocalas history. OSO Music Director, Matthew Wardell, says, We believe that this building has the potential to become a real beaPLEASESEEPUSH, PAGE3 000E249 000E4T5 SEE PAGE 9 Your Unwanted Jewelry Could Be Worth Lots of Money!