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BRIEFS Dentistry from the HeartThe annual Dentistry from the Heart program by Dr. Stephen H. Dunn, will take place on Friday, April 12, at his office, 9401 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 101, Ocala. From 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., visitors can choose any one of the following: cleaning, filling or extraction. The service will be free. For more information call Dr. Dunns office at 352-873-2000. INDEX Bookmark................................4 Cherrywood.........................16 Classified...............................24 Marion Landing..................14 Oak Run.................................22 OTOW.....................................12 Out to Pastor........................10 Paws and Claws..................24 Pun Alley...............................21 Puzzles...................................19CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & Businesses FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 2013 VOLUME 17 NUMBER 46 www.smcitizen.com 28~ Friday, April 12, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Bryant to Coalition: County in good shape PHOTO BY JIM CLARKCounty Commissioner Kathy Bryant, left, talks with Jack Walsh as Susan Reid looks on after the State Road 200 Coalition meeting. BY JIM CLARK EditorBefore County Commission Chair Kathy Bryant even got a chance to be introduced at the State Road 200 Coalition meeting Monday, April 8, she was called to the podium with Lt. Dennis Joiner of the Sheriffs Office as the two were peppered with questions about a subject that is an issue on the Corridor panhandlers. Bryant was scheduled to give the State of the County speech at the meeting, and did so, but not before having to explain what is being done about the panhandlers on the corners of various Marion County streets, not just on State Road 200. She said the county is working on an ordinance that would create misdemeanor charges, fines and possible jail time for violators. She also pointed out that there could be penalties for people who give money from their cars, not just to the recipients. However, she also added that the proposed new law is not a cure-all. She encouraged residents to stop giving money to the panhandlers. After that issue subsided, she went on with her talk, praising some of the things that the county has done. We really do have a lot of good things going on, she commented. She used a lot of statistics during her discussion, among them the countys jobless rate which has dropped from 14.3 percent in 2010 to the current rate of 8.4 percent. She said that in December 2010 the county put together an aggressive plan to pursue economic development. She pointed to a recent success as Federal Express signed to put a 400,000 square foot distribution center in the new Commerce Park, which is located north of U.S. Highway 27 just east of Interstate 75. The $125 million investment will create 165 new jobs. Issue of panhandlers addressed PLEASESEEBRYANT PAGE3 BY JIM CLARK EditorLt. Dennis Joiner is the new commander of the Marion County Sheriffs Office Southwest District. He took command late last week. During his first appearance at the State Road 200 Coalition meeting Monday, Joiner said he has been with the MCSO for 20 years. He started as a patrol deputy, went to Major Crimes, as a sergeant worked the roads and was in charge of the traffic unit. He spent the last 2 years as the commander in the Dunnellon district office. He promised residents that he will be accessible, and said he would give as honest and fair an answer as I can give you. Joiner replaces Capt. Jim Burton, who is now a watch commander. Joiner takes charge of SW Sheriffs Office PHOTO BY JIM CLARKLt. Dennis Joiner speaks at the Coalition meeting. PHOTO BY JIM CLARKViolets on displayAfrican Violets were on display last weekend at the Pioneer Garden Club in the Ocala clubs annual show. The Marion County Office of the County Engineer and its Stormwater Section invite runners, families and friends to start this coming weekend on a fun and healthy note by taking part in Marion Countys first Run for the Springs 5K on Saturday, April 13. The familyfriendly event will celebrate Marion Countys unique water resources while raising awareness about steps that individuals and businesses can take to protect them. Race and recreation activities will start at 7:30 a.m. on the McPherson Government Complex grounds (601 S.E. 25th Ave., Ocala). To register individually or as part of a team, visit www.marioncountyfl.org/corporaterun.ht m. Participants may also register in person at the Office of the County Engineer (601 S.E. 25th Ave.) or on the day of the event. Each 5K participant will receive a race T-shirt featuring winning art from the Run for the Springs T-shirt art design contest by local artist Rebecca Durham. Event attendees will be able to enjoy the 5K race and awards ceremony, a childrens play area, refreshments, music and more. Race awards will be presented to the fastest teams in various business categories, as well as to Run for the Springs planned for Saturday PLEASESEESPRINGS PAGE3 Pinwheel project to fight child abuseDuring 2012, over 5,600 children were abused, neglected, or abandoned in Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Marion, and Sumter Counties. During the month of April, child advocates rally to raise awareness and increase child abuse prevention efforts in the community. A shining, spinning pinwheel is a classic symbol of childhood. Together, Kids Central, Devereux and The Department of Children and Families will plant large-scale pinwheel gardens in commemoration of the abused and neglected children of Marion County. By working together, the aforementioned partners will engage the Ocala community to recognize, combat and prevent child abuse. With the donation of land use by Cunningham Funeral Home and The Simon Property Management, over 1,500 pinwheels will spin for Ocala to observe and connect to the efforts focused on awareness and prevention. A short, informal planting of 300 pinwheels will be held Monday, April 15 at 10 a.m. at CunninghamFuneral Home, 434 N.W. Martin Luther King Jr Ave., Ocala. The public is welcome to attend and help plant the pinwheels or simply view the garden. After that brief ceremony the pinwheel gardeners will continue their task at the Paddock Mall to plant another 1,200 shiny blue and silver pinwheels. The pinwheels will remain on display from to April 30 in the field next to Cunningham Funeral Home, at the Ocala Neighborhood Resource Center, and by the food court entrance of The Paddock Mall and covering the hill located at the north eastern entrance to the Paddock Mall on State Road 200. Get your medicine readyGot a lot of outdated or nolonger-prescribed medicine at your house? Want to get rid of it the proper way? Then come to this Southwest District office of the Marion County Sheriffs Department on April 27, a Saturday, and drop it off between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The drop-off program is run a couple of times a year. *See sales person for details. Pictures for illustration purposes only. All prices and payments are with $1,000 cash or trade equity plus tax, tag, and $495 administration fee. 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Friday, April 12, 2013 ~ 27 www.smcitizen.com 2~ Friday, April 12, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Friday, April 12 Bonsai exhibit continuesThe Marion Bonsai Society and Master the Possibilities Education Center present the 6th Annual The Living Art of Bonsai exhibit from April 10 through April 13. The exhibit will feature several trees that transform Master the Possibilities education center into a forest of art. Register for associated classes, presentations and demonstrations available through Master the Possibilities at www.masterthepossibilities.com. The four-day display is free and open to the public. Master the Possibilities is at 8415 S.W. 80th St, Ocala. Exhibit hours: 11 and 12, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and April 13, 9 a.m. to noon. For more details on this and other presentations visit us online or call 352-861-9751.Free concert scheduledThere will be a free concert at Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church in Citrus Springs and the community is invited, Natalie and the Greyhounds will present a one-hour songfest on Friday, April 12, at 7 p.m. at the church, located at 9425 N. Citrus Springs Blvd., Citrus Springs. Natalie and the Greyhounds is a doo-wop group that is a part of the Kingdom of the Sun Concert Band. There will be refreshment after the concert. For information, call 352-489-5511.Friday Forum at Buffet CityIn the hope that civil discourse will lead to civic action, Justice Sandra Day OConnor during the course of her career always invited her colleagues to break bread with her. A group of concerned Marion County activists wishes to do likewise by expanding our community conversation about important issues of the day with a monthly luncheon speaker series to be known as The Friday Forum. The first will take place on Friday, April 12, at 11:30 a.m. at Buffet City. People from all walks of life who share an interest in our community and the welfare of all our people are invited to attend. Bruce Seaman, pastor at Fairfield Presbyterian Church and coordinator of Awake Marion, an affiliate of the statewide coalition of progressive groups known as Awake the State, will be the first speaker. He will describe the groups current initiatives and introduce their project leaders. Buffet City is centrally located at the corner of State Road 200 and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard just west of U.S. Highway 441. Attendees are asked to arrive at 11:30 a.m. to select their meal so that the program can begin promptly at noon. Buffet City will reserve one of its rooms for us depending upon the number expected. So please email FridayForumofMarionCounty@gmail.com or telephone Delphine Herbert at 352-873-9970 to say you are coming.Three-day performance at DunnellonPlayers from Dunnellon High and Dunnellon Middle schools will present the ferociously funny, familyfriendly comedy, Mama Wont Fly on April 12, 13 and 14. An outrageously hilarious race against the clock begins when Savannah Sprunt Fairchild Honeycutt agrees to get her feisty mother all the way from Alabama to California in time for her brothers wedding. Savannahs problem: Mama wont fly. Show times are April 12 and 13 at 7 p.m., and April 14 at 3 p.m., at Dunnellon Middle School auditorium. Dunnellon Middle school is at 21005 Chestnut St. Tickets are $5 at the door. Call Dianne Sellner at 352-465-6745 for additional information.Murder mystery dinner theaterThe Episcopal Church of the Advent will hold a murder mystery dinner theater on Friday, April 12, at 5:30 p.m. The title of the production is Murder at all sinners and tickets are on sale now for $15. A three-course meal is planned. The Church is at 11251 S.W. County Road 484 in Dunnellon (across from the firehouse). To reserve your tickets, please call the churchs office at 352-4657272. Community calendar Must present coupon. Any make or model. In office only. One week only. BATTERIES FREE HEARING TEST BATTERY REPLACEMENT HEARING AID REPAIRS PREMIUM ZINC BATTERIES 99 Limit 1 Coupon Per Visit. Limit 2 Packs Per Visit. Must present coupon. 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She also noted the move of R&L Carriers into the old TBW building on Northeast 14th Street. She spoke of how the county has maintained its millage rate with budget cuts. She added that there is a natural gas facility being dedicated this week and the company will build fueling stations around the county. The county will be converting its vehicles to using natural gas, reducing the dependency on foreign oil. She also spoke of the solid waste agreement to send the countys waste to a site in Sumter County. Bryant noted that the tourism industry is alive and well, with various events and sports drawing people in from outside the county. Asked about Silver Springs, she said that Palace Entertainment will be out in September, and that the county is still in talks on a business model for the park. I dont want to see it turned into a passive park, she said. The commissioner added that there is talk of entertainment and rides, and even talk of a ZIP line. She said that Munroe Regional Medical Centers future will probably be decided at an April 18 meeting, and that the Munroe board is down to two finalists. Friday, April 12, 2013 ~ 3 www.smcitizen.com 352-489-4933 6976 North Lecanto Hwy., Holder, FL Intersection on Hwy 491 Visit us on Facebook at Snows Country Market and Charlies Produce 000EM6W Crafty Folks Market Day April 19 & 26 9am 2pm Baked and Canned Goods, Handmade Items and More 26~ Friday, April 12, 2013 www.smcitizen.com BRYANTCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 the fastest individual runners in various age categories. Tent space will also be available for a nominal fee for businesses and teams to network and showcase business services. To learn more about the Run for the Springs 5K, visit www.marioncountyfl.org/corporaterun.htm or call the Office of the County Engineer at 352-671-8686. To learn more about ways you can help protect Marion County water resources, visit www.bewisewhenyoufertilize.com. SPRINGSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 theyre supposed to match him to an appropriate person or family. This means that the size, temperament, age, grooming and activity needs of the dog or cat should fit with certain characteristics of the adoptive family. This helps ensure a successful adoption for both the animal and his people. When this isnt done, it is not a happy situation and the animal usually suffers the most. A case in point is our featured dog, Mack, a beautiful Labradoodle that needs a new forever home. A Labradoodle is a cross between a Labrador retriever and a standard poodle. Bouncy and effervescent as a puppy, this designer breed grows into a strong, active, effervescent 80 or so pound adult. He makes a great pet for the right household, but when Mack was a little fur ball of a puppy, his breeder adopted him out to wait for it an 85 year old couple. Three years later one is in a nursing home and the other can no longer care for him. Now we are helping Pet Network find him an appropriate loving home. Macks new family needs to be patient with socialization and training, strong enough to handle an 80-pound dog and agreeable to giving him long walks and play time daily, either in a fenced yard or a large dog park. Mack is housetrained, knows some basic commands that need to be gently reinforced, and loves to ride in the car. Hes good natured and fun, but was never socialized to many people, children, or other animals. He may or may not get along with other dogs, but a larger dog could be tried out at first meeting to see how they get along. He would be too boisterous for a tiny dog. He may be fine with older children who know how to behave around dogs say over twelve but they would have to meet first to see how it would work out. He needs to be patiently shown appropriate chew toys to play with since he likes to eat socks and towels thats the Labrador in him. The poodle in him makes him shed less dander, so hes a better choice for someone who ordinarily has dog allergies. If you are able and willing to do all the necessary things to help Mack be the great companion he was born to be, please call Mary at 352-528-0270. Lets try to find this sweet deserving boy a new home. Just a few more words about puppy adoptions: everyone loves puppies, and its easy to fall head over heels in love with one that youre holding in your arms at the breeders or at a shelter. But before you take one in, think about the appropriateness for this stage in your life. You may have gotten your last dog as a puppy, but maybe that was 15 years ago or more. Now youre older, maybe not as active or healthy, and you forget all the work involved in raising a helpless puppy. Maybe the best thing to do now is adopt an older or senior dog that is already trained, is calmer, and is the right size for your current lifestyle. The shelters have many mature dogs (and cats) who are looking for good homes. The greatest gift you can give a dog or cat that you adopt is to be able to properly care for them so you have a loving, lifelong companion. Until next month remember: Pets are not our whole lives, but they make our lives whole. SPCACONTINUED FROM PAGE 24 Mack is a Labradoodle. Tattoos OK for donorsAs of now, that spring break tattoo may no longer prevent a person from donating blood with LifeSouth. With the state of Florida tightening its laws on the inspection and licensing of tattoo parlors, anyone who has received a tattoo in a licensed Florida tattoo parlor since those changes went into effect Jan. 1, will no longer face the one-year deferral on donating blood, said LifeSouth Director of Recruitment and Retention Galen Unold. Unold explained that LifeSouth had earlier made a similar change for its donors in Alabama when that state tightened its licensing and inspection regulation. With tattoos increasing in popularity, more and more people were prevented from donating, but it was important because our number one goal is keeping the blood supply safe, Unold said. As LifeSouth adopts the change, Unold explained that a small number of potential donors will still be facing the one-year wait. Anyone who has already attempted to donate this year, but received a one-year deferral because of a tattoo, wont be permitted to donate until a year after their attempted donation date, he said. Anyone with questions can call LifeSouth toll-free at 888-795-2707. Saturday, April 13 All church yard and bake sale A huge yard and bake sale will take place on Saturday, April 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot of Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. Vendors sites will be provided and reservations for vendors will be accepted March 23 through April 12. The fee is $10 per space. Contact Jim Hein at 352-8733199. Art Expo at OTOW Local artists from On Top of the World, Oak Run, Palm Cay, Stone Creek and other communities in Ocala showcase their masterpieces at this annual art expo on Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Circle Square Cultural Center. Works include paintings, sculptures, stained glass, portrait sketches, clay jewelry, metal artwork, watercolors and much more. Enjoy live entertainment by the Paul De Ritter Duo as during the expo. This event is free and open to the public. The Circle Square Cultural Center is at 8395 S.W. 80th St., Ocala. For more information, visit www.csculturalcenter.com or call On Top of the Worlds Health and Recreation Office at 352-854-8707 Ext. 7530. Golf tourney at Ocala Palms Ocala Palms Golf and Country Club will sponsor the annual Free Enterprise Open Four Person Scramble on Saturday, April 13. The tournament benefits the Florida Council on Economic Education, which provides economic and financial literacy programs to Florida teachers and students. The cost for the event is $70 per person (major credit cards accepted). Each player will receive a free round of golf, pancake breakfast, lunch, a chance to win a car for a hole in one, an EZ-GO golf car for a hole in one and one lady and one man will take a million dollar shot. An awards ceremony will be held following lunch with awards for the winning team plus gift certificates for the top teams in each flight, closest to the pin prizes, and plenty of door prizes. Please call the pro shop at 352-732-GOLF (4653) if you would like to participate or help sponsor this event. Book Feast at main library Enjoy a smorgasbord of brain food that will fill your cravings for the craft of writing as the HeadquartersOcala Public Library presents its Book Feast: An Event for Readers and Writers of All Ages from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, at its location on 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. Discover the unique talents of 38 local Florida writers from Marion and surrounding counties and learn first-hand about their personal writing experiences, style and the creative process. This is a wonderful opportunity for the public to purchase books from local authors, have them signed, get writing tips and generally talk to people from the area who have honed their writing skills, said Domina Daughtrey, Marion County Public Library System Information Services division manager and event coordinator. The Book Feast is sponsored by the Friends of the Ocala Public Library and is free and open to the public. For more information about the Book Feast or other Marion County Public Library System programs and services, call 352-671-8551 or visit the library website at http://library.marioncountyfl.org. Ocala West hosts breakfast Ocala West United Methodist Church community wide breakfast sponsored by the mens club will be on April 13 from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St., Ocala. All you can eat for $5. Cookies, cakes and pancakes offered The United Methodist Women of Ocala West United Methodist Church will have a Spring Bake Sale on April 13, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. The bake sale is held in conjunction with the mens famous-all-you can eat breakfast. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St., Ocala. Sons of Norway to organize group The Vikings are coming! The Sons of Norway (SON), a fraternal benefits organization, is hosting an organizational meeting to form a lodge in Ocala Saturday, April 13 at 2 p.m., Ocala Hilton, 3600 S.W. 36th Ave., Ocala (hotel: 352-854-1400). Area residents are cordially invited to attend and learn more about Sons of Norway. Beverages and dessert will be served. The Sons of Norway is the largest Norwegian organization outside of Norway. SON has over 400 local lodges and eight (8) District Lodges. The Ocala lodge will be the 14th lodge in Florida. The mission of the SON is to Promote and preserve the heritage and culture of Norway and provide quality insurance and financial products to its members. Members do not have to be of Norwegian birth or descent but must be interested in the heritage and culture of Norway. For further information about the April 13 meeting and to RSVP by Wednesday, April 10 please contact one of these SON members: Asta Nilsen at 352-854-9660 or alfnasta@aol.com or Joyce Olsen at 352-861-0521 or jolsen@deccacable.com. Rummage sale at Peace Lutheran The annual rummage sale at Peace Lutheran Church will take place on Saturday, April 13, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be no early sales. 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All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Member of the Community Papers of Florida THE UNIT By Ninni Holmqvist In this futuristic dystopian novel a Scandinavian country has partially solved the problem of skyrocketing health costs and a burgeoning elderly population. Women over 50 and men over 60 who are childless, poor, and not engaged in essential government work are transported to a state-of-the-art facility where they can enjoy their own cozy apartments, the finest cuisine, and fashionable clothingall freefor several years during which they will donate bodily parts and offer themselves for pharmaceutical experiments. Dorrit Weger is one such dispensable who is taken to the unit in a wine-colored minivan with blacked-out windows. At first shes pleasantly surprised: It was more comfortable than I could have imaginea suite of my own. It was light and spacious, furnished in a modern style and tastefully decorated in muted colors. What she was not prepared for were the cameras everywhere: Even the bathroom was monitored. There were no less than three cameras in that small space. But, curiously, once inside the medical facility Doritt feels a freedom and an ability to be herself she had lacked on the outside where her lifestyle in this utilitarian society was deemed selfish. At first even the bodily contributions seem benign but later she becomes more observant, noting people sleeping in chairs as the result of test drugs. Still later she finds some residents walking like zombies and others with blotchy skin. And, of course, neighbors and new-found friends begin to disappear on a regular basis. When Dorrit meets Johannes and falls in love everything changes. Her pleasant surroundings become a prison and a stranglehold preventing her from leading a happy life with her lover. National Public Radio called Holmqvists debut novel a conversation starter. Certainly, her chilling scenario does raise many questions about human value, human dignity, and the individuals rights as opposed to the governments, as well as a society that brands certain of its members as dispensables. Readers must ask themselves whether in a world more obsessed with numbers than with people is The Unit so farfetched after all? Bookmark Pat Wellington Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com A futuristic tale that leaves you asking questions Sunday, April 14 Ca nto r a n d p i a nist to perf o r mOn Sunday, April 14 at 2 p.m., Temple Bnai Darom is honored to present Cantor Kim Komrad and pianist David Leighton in concert at our Temple Sanctuary, 49 Banyan Course, Ocala. Kim is the first female cantor to hold a pulpit in a Conservative Synagogue in the Baltimore-Washington D.C. area. David Leighton is a Julliard trained pianist and has been a performer and assistant conductor for the NYC Metropolitan Opera. Please go to their web sites for more background: www.kimkomrad.com and www.davidleighton.com. Their performance will contain a range of music from traditional liturgical and Jewish music to contemporary standards and Broadway melodies. Please contact Anne Lange at (352) 245-1212 or summerfieldlange@aol.com for reservations. Tickets are $12 per person which includes refreshments during intermission.Cha m ber Mu si c S o c i e ty c on cer tThe Marion Chamber Music Society is hosting the Kim-Crawford-Kreeger Trio Sunday, April 14, at 3 p.m. at Queen of Peace Church, 6455 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. Eunice Kim, violin, John-Henry Crawford, Cello, and Patrick Kreeger, piano, are all students at the world renowned Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia. All Marion Chamber Music Society programs are free and open to the public. 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CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 20 Our next meeting will take place on Thursday, April 18th, at 1 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room at the Bank of the Ozarks. We had a full house at last months meeting where Dr. Ed from A Family Veterinarian spoke and answered questions. His main topic for discussion was heartworm, and he stressed that prevention of this disease is of highest importance because treatment is difficult and costly. Heartworm is prevalent wherever mosquitoes thrive since the disease is transmitted by the bite of a mosquito infected by parasitic larvae. The larvae eventually make their way into a dogs (or other animals) heart and lungs and cause severe illness that can be fatal. Symptoms can include labored breathing, coughing, vomiting, weight loss, listlessness and fatigue after mild to moderate exertion. Be advised, however, that some dogs show no symptoms at all until the late stages of infection. Heartworm is easily preventable by a giving your dog a monthly chewable pill all year long. Since we live in a warm climate most of the year, it is better to be cautious and give the pill the entire year and not stop during the winter. Always check with your veterinarian about appropriate treatment and tests for dogs or other pets. Please give us a call at 352-362-0985 if SPCA meeting scheduled for April 18 Paws & Claws Maria Devine you would like more information about our meetings or have any other questions for us. Dont forget to visit the SPCA table at the Farmers Market at Circle Square Commons on 80th Street in On Top of the World Communities. Open to the public, we sell used books on the first Thursday morning of every month, so the next one is May 2. Books are only cents to a dollar and every penny goes to help the animals of Marion County. This is also a good way to stop by and ask questions about our organization. Adoption NewsWhen a breeder, shelter, or rescue organization has an animal for adoption, PLEASESEESPCA PAGE26 Sunday, April 14 Friendship fellowship luncheonBring a friend and a side dish and enjoy sharing Mexican Favorites together in fellowship after the Worship Service. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, www.ccomc.org/. Zumbathon for Cancer SocietyFind out how much fun Zumba can be Sunday April 14 and help support the upcoming American Cancer Society Relay for Life. The fun event, organized by Dunia Fitness World, is at the College of Central Florida gym, 2 to 4 p.m. Tickets are $10 and also qualifies participants to win door prizes. Instructors for the event include Dunia Corral, Lydia Corral, Anna Olivero, Noris Roche, Louie Olivero, Danielle Boynton and Jill Brown. Monday, April 15 Legion post to meetThe Ralph J. Green American Legion Post 354 will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, April 15 at 1 p.m. in the community room of the Sheriffs Brian Litz Building, 9048 S.W. State Road 200. Try to arrive early to enjoy light refreshments and comradeship with fellow veterans. For more information, telephone Commander Fred Pulis 352-854-9976.Wednesday, April 17 Workshop for job seekersMonster and Workforce Connection have again teamed up to help job seekers power up their job-search efforts with a free Power Seekers workshop on Wednesday, April 17. The high-energy workshop takes place from 8 to 11:30 a.m. at the College of Central Floridas Webber Conference Center, 3001 S.W. College Road, in Ocala. There is no charge to attend but registration is required. Seating is limited to 175 participants. Monster Worldwide, which pioneered digital recruiting in 1994, is the parent company of Monster.com, the premier global online employment solution. Workforce Connection provides fee-free services to job seekers and employers in Citrus, Levy and Marion counties. We have hosted several Power Seeker workshops now with Monster and they are always packed and enthuPLEASESEECALENDAR PAGE6 OPEN HOUSE SUNDA Y 1-3 P M. ON TOP OF THE WORLD 000EM84 8666 E SW 92 LANE MLS #388263 $49,900 Premier Realty, Inc. G ERRI K AY 352-266-0516 DIRECTIONS: SR 200 T urn right at Lowes (95 Street). Straight to On T o p of the W o rld entrance. T u rn left 87 A v enue to left 92 Lane. Home on right. LOOK! A MUST SEE HOME... 2BR/2BA /1.5-car garage too many extras to list. E nd unit B irmingham. F reshly painted, inside, upgraded windows, 9x18 F lorida room, ceramic tile flooring, except bedrooms. A ll appliances + washer and dryer BROKER/ASSOCIA TE CRS/SENIORS SPECIALIST R E M AX HALL OF F AME gerrikay@usa.net SELLING HUNDREDS OF HOMES IN SOUTH WEST COMMUNITIES FOR 23 YEARS... I CAN SELL YOURS, TOO! CALL ME... 00091SZ EACH OFFICE IS INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED Proud To Be Your Neighborhood Realtor O P E N 7 D A Y S bigsunrealty .com see our website for virtual tours 7454 SW SR 200 OCALA, FLORIDA 34476 1800-229-2943 ~ Toll-Free, (352) 237-4343 LOCATED ACROSS FROM HWY. 200 LOWES ERA BIG SUN REAL TY 000EJCY J o h n & B r e n d a H a y n e s 2 3 7 4 3 4 3 o r 8 9 5 3 0 2 7 M a r g a r e t O r l a n d o 2 3 7 4 3 4 3 M a r y e l l e n C o t t e n 2 6 6 4 8 4 9 D a w n & B o b P e r i n c h i e f 5 7 2 6 1 1 9 B i l l A k e r 2 9 9 4 5 7 1 J i m M c I n t y r e 3 6 2 0 7 8 8 L y n n e K a m p f 8 1 2 0 5 5 7 S t e v e R u d m i n a s 8 7 5 8 3 1 0 L o r i K o v a l e n k o 5 0 2 0 6 0 2 NICE 3/2 DOUBLEWIDE w/indoor laundry, eat-in kitchen, large attached carport w/storage shed. All conveniently located off Hwy 200-close to shopping, restaurants, churches & more. Priced to sell! MLS#388515/DP/PHI . . . . . $49,500 BEAUTIFUL CARED FOR HOME, 3 bedroom, 2 baths, vinyl enclosed lanai overlooking golf course. Real wood floors in living/dining room, tile in baths. MLS#387578/BA/OLS . . . . . . . . $144,900 NICE 2/2/2 HOME ON GOLF COURSE, Florida room under heat/air with access to master bedroom, dining room. Split bedroom plan, lots of closet and storage space. Eat-in kitchen with a view of fairway MLS#376879/BA/ZAB . . . . . . . . $94,900 LOCA TION LOCA TION!! Come take a look. 2/2/2/ eat-in kitchen w/Corian countertops, formal dining rm., Florida rm. has been converted into a room which could be study/den. Huge master suite w/walk-in closet + 2 other closets for plenty of storage space. Inside laundry rm., tile flooring thru-out except guest bdrm., handicap shower in guest bath. Private backyard with no neighbors. MLS#387278/BH/LOE . . . . . . $129,900 CUSTOM HOME IN OAK RUN. This 3BR/ 2BA/2CA GAR with 2000 sq. ft. living area. Over 3000 ft under roof. Home has split BR plan, family rm., large eat-in kitchen, large kitchen w/new stainless appliances. Master bedrm has a Jacuzzi bath, glassed in lanai off kitchen, roof over patio off lanai. All overlooking private backyard. Driveway & walkway pavers. Must see home. Priced right! MLS#382336/JH/WIT . . . . . . $134,900 END UNIT VILLA, roof 2006, A/C 2009, solar tubes, tile, new appliances, freshly painted. Includes 2003 golf cart w/new battery, extra space. MLS#388356/SR/MIL . . . . . . . . . $69,900 COME & T A KE A LOOK . This 2 bdrm, 2 bath home is sitting right across the street from the community pool, its like having your own pool with NO maintenance! Hardwood floors in all rms except tile in both baths, new base boards, newer double pane windows thru-out, newer appliances, new toilets, all new doors inside, new kitchen sink, countertop & back splash. Theres simply too much to mention MLS#385267/BH/BOT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $62,500 F ANT ASTIC MOVE-IN READY VILLA! 2/2/1, new carpet, tile and freshly painted. Living/dining rm combo, eat-in kitchen plus new countertops, range and refrigerator Both baths with updated toilets, vanities and counter tops. Screened lanai, open patio and covered front porch. Also listed for lease! MLS#387309/LBK/INF . . $43,900 COME T A KE A LOOK! Nice single family home with 2/2/2 + den/study, has lots to offer Home features eat-in kitchen, breakfast bar & dining area. Harwood & tile floors, built-in appliances, extra lighting in kitchen cabinets, skylight, ceiling fans, large master bdrm w/large bath. Inside laundry, front porch, & back roof over patio. Natural gas to keep cost down. Priced right! MLS#382487/JH/ARO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $124,900 END UNIT VILLA, Corian counters, fenced yard, wildlife view hi-efficiency W/H newer roof, A/C, D/W washer microwave. MLS#382850/SR/STE . $68,900 DIRECTIONS: OTOW main gate T/L @ 98th St., T/R @ 94th A v e., T/L onto 97th Ln., home on your left. GREA T 2 BEDROOM, 2 BA TH VILLA with 1.5 car garage. T i le in kitchen & both baths, lanai with sliding acrylic windows, A/C 2010, roof 2009. Beautiful tree lined street in peaceful retirement community MLS#385026/BA/LAC . . . . . . . . $44,900 NICEST 2/2/1.5 VILLA, 1105 sq. ft. living, stand-alone home, on the market. MLS#384191/SR/MAR . . . . . . . . $48,900 MOVE-IN READY 2/2/2 w/indoor utility room, acrylic-enclosed lanai, courtyard patio, GOLF-COURSE VIEWS, & TONS of updates including roof & HV AC. See it for yourself TODA Y! MLS#384583/DP/CON . . . . . . . . $104,900 COZY HOME WITH DET ACHED GUEST COTT AGE on maintained lot in Oak Run golf-view neighborhood. 2/2/2 main house with full bathroom in detached guest cottage perfect for out-of-town visitors! See Y ouT ube video of the home at www .bigsunrealty .com MLS#383650/LK/USE . . . . . . . . . $109,999 LOVEL Y 2 BEDROOMS, 2 BA TH VILLA with 1.5 car garage, Florida room in rear Located near swimming pool, gym and activity hall. Home in good condition great retirement community and home. MLS#386297/BA/FOR . . . . . . . . . $42,500 CORNER LOT END UNIT VILLA. 2/2/2 with rocking chair front porch overlooks the park like setting. Close to main gate for easy shopping. Combine living/dining rms, kitchen and family rm. for great entertaining. Golf cart include! This home is As Is with right to inspect. MLS#384640/LBK/LA W . . . . . . . . . . $48,900 HANDYMAN SPECIAL WITH LOTS OF POTENTIAL IN EST A BLISHED NEIGHBORHOOD 3/2 on .25 acre. Convenient location. See it today! MLS#375254/DP/MUL . . $49,900 END UNIT VILLA that has the H&R Club as your backyard view 2/2/2 with study/ den, Fl rm. under heat/AC, large living/ dining rm. with Cathedral ceiling, split bedroom plan and wood laminate floors thru-out. Must see theres simply too much to mention. MLS#382937/LBK/RAN . . . . . . . . $84,500 GREA T SETTING for this 2/2/2 freestanding home with a den + formal dining room AND breakfast nook & inside utility room. EVERYTHING you could want for active retirement living. Call today for a personal viewing. MLS#382018/DP/BRU . . . . . . . $106,500 IMMACULA TE MOVE-IN READY 2/2/2 EXP ANDED VILLA. New heat/AC 2012, neutral flooring & interior paint. Library in home office, Florida rm, eat-in kitchen w/ newer appliances. Split plan bedrooms & baths. This fantastic home is close to the golf course. Rocking chair front porch with no large trees in front yard. The all appliances & window treatments are included. Make this your first stop & it will be your only home to preview MLS#388423/LBK/JAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . $76,500 9020-A SW 93RD LANE DIRECTIONS: SR 200 main gate, T/R @ SW 89th Ct. Rd., T/L @ SW 93rd Ln., home on left. PLEASE PRESENT THIS AD TO GUARD AT GATE OPEN HOUSE 9464-A SW 97TH LANE For more information, go to www.bigsunrealty.com, click on Open Houses PLEASE PRESENT THIS AD TO GUARD AT GATE OPEN HOUSE 8537-B SW 90TH PLACE For more information, go to www.bigsunrealty.com, click on Open Houses EXPANDED 2/2/2 VILLA. Large kitchen with numerous cabinets, overlooking the family rm. Plus a Florida rm. under heat/AC. Enjoy sitting on your rocking chair front porch. Living/dining rm. combo, master & guest bath has tile. Plantation blinds, solar collector hot water heater. This home offers plenty of living space for entertaining. MLS#388419/LBK/REE . . . . . . . . $58,900 8537-B SW 90TH PLACE DIRECTIONS: SR 200 main gate, T/R @ SW 90th St., T/R @ SW 87th Ave., T/L @ SW 90th Pl., home on left. OPEN SUNDA Y 12:30-1:30 PM ON TOP OF THE WORLD 9464-A SW 97TH LANE OPEN SUNDA Y 1:00-3:00 PM ON TOP OF THE WORLD OP EN SUNDA Y 2:00-3:30 PM ON TOP OF THE WORLD PLEASE PRESENT THIS AD TO GUARD AT GATE OPEN HOUSE 9020-A SW 93RD LANE For more information, go to www.bigsunrealty.com, click on Open Houses PINE RUN ESTATES SUN COUNTRY NEW LISTING ON TOP OF THE WORLD NEW LISTING ON TOP OF THE WORLD OAK RUN ON TOP OF THE WORLD ON TOP OF THE WORLD OAK RUN ON TOP OF THE WORLD ON TOP OF THE WORLD ON TOP OF THE WORLD ON TOP OF THE WORLD SPRUCE CREEK PRESER VE ON TOP OF THE WORLD ON TOP OF THE WORLD ON TOP OF THE WORLD ON TOP OF THE WORLD ON TOP OF THE WORLD SALE PENDING

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Friday, April 12, 2013 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com 6~ Friday, April 12, 2013 www.smcitizen.com tend meetings and to join us. The annual membership is $6 and entitles you to get help in finding the missing links in your family tree, to meet others with the genealogy addiction, and to attend the holiday party.Irish American ClubThe St. Pattys Dance was a huge success with everyone having a great time. Our next party will be a Spring Fling on May 23 at the Palm Grove. Ticket sales will be on May 8 at the Orchid Club lobby between 9 and 11 a.m. The menu will consist of black Angus hamburgers and 1/4 lb. frankfurters with salads and all fixings, including dessert. Soda and coffee will be provided but you may bring the beverage of your choice. Music will be by Donna Carrier. There will be four judged dance contests with prizes. 50/50 and door prizes will be awarded. Price per ticket for members is $11 and $13 for guests. For more information please call Gloria Bartosik at 352-873-6989 or Ann Hubbard at 352873-4755.OMI The Fun ClubThe Orchid Club was ringing with shrieks and groans at the Name That Tune party last week. Bragging rights for the winners took a back seat to those receiving a certificate signed by none other than Dick Clark. The Fun Club is planning a patio party on Thursday, June 6, on the patio (of course) under the gazebo behind the Royal Oaks Golf Club Dining Room. The party will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will be preceded by a 9-hole round of golf for those interested. Mark your calendar. Picnic style food, featuring pulled pork and hamburgers, plus two side dishes along with Sues famous fresh cookies for dessert, will be provided by Royal Oaks. Cost of the picnic and golf, as well as ticket sales dates, will be announced later. Call Ron at 352-694-3814 for more information. If youre not up-to-date on your membership, $6 dues can be paid at ticket sales.Oak Run TravelA friendly reminder to all our resident travelers: please do not call travel hosts or coordinators before 9 a.m. or after 8 p.m. Recently we have received calls at 7 a.m. and as late as 10 p.m. We are volunteers and relish our personal time just as you do; please give us this courtesy. We received word this week from the Straz Center in Tampa that they had to cancel Forever Plaid so our trip 5 on Aug. 18 is cancelled. If you have questions call Jim and Naomi Anzalone but be aware that checks have not been deposited and will be shredded. The following trips in our Blue Brochure still have seats available: Trip 2 to the Hard Rock in Tampa is on July 18. Remember to have your player card or drivers license when you call Wayne and Howardean Krueger to sign up. We have trip 3, Cookin With Gus, on July 20 at Ed Fletchers Early Bird Dinner Theatre in Clearwater. Great buffet and very funny show. Call Don and Carol Forgette. Call Janet Madsen and Jackie Marcotte to get on trip 4 to see Barefoot in The Park on July 28 at The Show Palace Dinner Theatre. This is a great deal at $59 per person, including a wonderful brunch and the bus drivers tip. On Sept. 25 we have trip 8 going to see La Nouba at Downtown Disney. Call Roy and Pat Meinsen to join us for this spectacular show. Dinner is on your own while visiting this interesting location.Royal Oaks Womens 18 Hole GolfIt was a beautiful day for golf on April 2 and the game was low net. The winners were: 1st flight 1st, Sylvia Zappia, 2nd, Joanne Ellis, 3rd (tie) Diana Galla and Nancy Lefevbre; 2nd flight 1st (tie) Bea Terry and B.J. Lassiter, 3rd, Lynn Houghton, 4th (tie), Judie Lavdas, Judy Klein and Sheila Adams; 3rd flight 1st, Patty Dougherty, 2nd, Mary Kay Frandsen, 3rd Bev Matejicek. Closest to the pin: Chris Orndorff. Way to go ladies! OAK RUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 22 Taking part in the Oak Run Troubadors ticket sales recently were, from left, Barb Ferguson, Gus Orrego and Mary Walker. The Guide Dog Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides guide dogs to blind individuals without cost, is seeking volunteers to raise a puppy from seven weeks until one year of age. After this time the puppy will return to the Foundation for formal training as a guide dog for the blind or as a service dog for a disabled veteran. No previous dog training experience is needed, however, patience and a love of dogs is required. All veterinarian expenses are fully covered. For further information call Lillian Pollice at 352-687-4335 or the Guide Dog Foundation at 1-800-548-4337. Guide Dog Foundation needs volunteers siastically received, said Robyne Fraize, Workforce Connection project coordinator who has been coordinating the workshops since 2010. These workshops complement the full array of services and staff support we offer job seekers. SaRatta Reeves, national recruiter and trainer for Monster, will provide recommendations and techniques to help job seekers stand out from the crowd. Participants will learn how to create power resumes, build lasting career networks, find the best career advice, develop in-demand soft skills and sharpen interview skills. Reeves specializes in improving retention and building client relations. She had more than 10 years experience in recruiting and training with Verizon Wireless and Team Enterprises, whose clients included MillerCoors, before joining Monster in 2006 as a national speaker. To register, visit www.WorkforceConnectionFL.coms calendar of events. Thursday, April 18 Air Force group to meet The April meeting of the Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association will be held on Thursday, April 18 at 7 p.m. at the Ocala Regional Airport Administration Building, 750 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. If you ordered an AFA Chapter jacket you can pick it up at this meeting. Guests are always welcome. For more information call Mike Emig at 352-854-8328. Alzheimer education scheduled Area families are invited to attend a series of free Alzheimers Family Education workshops that will be offered on April 18, May 2, May 16 and May 30. Each session will begin at 5:15 p.m. at Home Instead Senior Care, 606 S.W. 3rd Ave., Ocala. Participants may attend one or all sessions and should make a reservation by calling 800-272-3900. The workshops are presented jointly by Home Instead Senior Care and the Central and North Florida Chapter of the Alzheimers Association. Singer/songwriter at Ocala West Douglas Ladnier, an award-winning and critically-acclaimed singer/songwriter, will be in concert at the Ocala West United Methodist Church on Thursday, April 18, at 7 p. m. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St. in Ocala. Phone is 352-854-9550. Douglas has appeared in more than 60 countries around the world and on Broadway. He continues to thrill audiences and critics alike with his unique, CALENDARCONTINUED FROM PAGE 5 mesmerizing baritone voice. He has appeared in concert at Ocala West for a number of years, and we are pleased to have him return to present this concert. Friday, April 19 The Circle of French Friends Le Cercle Des Amis Franais meets on the third Friday of every month from 11 a.m. to noon at Marion County Sheriffs Office Community Conference Room located at 9048 State Road 200, about mile from Walmart. The club promotes all things French: language, culture and fun. You do not have to be a fluent speaker to join the group. Guests are welcome at any meeting. Call Marie McNeil at 352-509-4940 for more information. Our next meeting is April 19. Two-day sale at Oak Trace The Oak Trace Villas community is hosting a community-wide yard sale on April 19 and 20. The sale will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oak Trace Villas is located just off 103rd Street Raod, approximately five blocks from State Road 200. Saturday, April 20 Book sale for animal charities A summer blowout book sale to benefit the Animal Charity Food Bank will be held on Saturday, April 20, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Winn-Dixie, 8445 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. Come see our Odds anc Ends table. Bring your aluminum cans for recycling. Two-day flower show Pioneer Garden Club presents Pascua Florida, a flower show celebrating 500 years since Ponce De Leon discovered Florida, on April 20-21, from 1:30 to 5 p.m. each day, open to the public. Enter your prized rose, bromeliad, orchid, annual, perennial, flowering branch, violet, houseplant, etc. Call Mrs. Rosalie Laudando, Horticulture chairman, at 352-237-9509 for entry information. Many beautiful specimens from local gardeners and garden club members will be on display. Junior Gardeners from the local schools will show their hard work planting on the school grounds, potting plants, growing seeds and making floral designs depicting the Ponce de Leon theme. Beautiful designs will showcase the talents of the club members and the lobby will feature exquisite designs from noted floral design judges from throughout the state. The event is free to the public. Donations are appreciated. The Club is at 4331 E. Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala (in the Appleton Museum complex). Helping Hands race, walk, fun run Helping Hands is having its inaugural 5K race, a 1 mile walk, and a Kids Fun Run, on April 20th at the Baseline Road Trailhead (Florida Greenway). Its a family event featuring complimentary food, snacks, drinks, music, exhibits, and raffle prizes. Individual and group awards will be given out to winners. The cost for adults is $20 for pre-registration, youth $15, and the childrens Fun Run (10 years or younger) is free. Top quality event shirts are free to the first 200 registrants. All the proceeds go to helping local men, women, and children in need. Registration, sponsorships, and detailed information is available on our website at www.helpinghandsocala.org or call Holly Miley at 352-732-4464. Scandinavian Club picnic The Scandinavian Club of Marion County invites people of Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish descent to join us at our picnic on April 20 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Coehadjoe County Park, 4225 N.E. 35th St. The cost is $5 per person. Bring your own plates, utensils and a dish to share. Reservations food preference (brats, hot dogs, hamburgers) and payment must be made in advance. Soft drinks provided. Payment must be received by Wednesday, April 17. Checks to be made out to Don Clauson and mailed to Don Clauson, 5901 S.W. 86th Place, Ocala 34476. Read the classifieds 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. MIMIS 4414 SW College Road Tues., April 16 9:00 AM Breakfast GOLDEN CORRAL 2111 SW College Road Thurs., April 18 11:00 AM Lunch STONE CREEK GRILLE 9676 SW 62nd Loop Mon., April 22 9:00 AM Breakfast CODYS ROADHOUSE 2505 SW College Rd. Thurs., April 25 10:30 AM Lunch 000EM5C John M. Boyett, Jr. Financial Advisor Free Investment Reviews 352-237-2008 800-757-3129 8441 SW Hwy. 200, Ste. 119 Ocala Fl 34481 www.edwardjones.com Member SIP C 000EHZ7 New a nd Pre-owned Homes For Sale a nd For Lease Visit Us Before Yo u M a k e Yo u r M o v e Gated 55+ Premier Manufactured Home Communit y 3151 NW 44th Ave. Ocala, FL 34482 HWY. 27 NORTH ON 44TH AVE 1/2 MILE ON RIGHT 352-620-0188 STOP LOOKING! THIS IS THE RETIREMENT HOME YOU HAVENT BEEN ABLE TO FIND! With this home, only lived in less than 2 years, you are getting a used home for half the price of a new one. This home gives you 2 comfortable-sized bedrooms, 2 baths and a nice-sized den. A brand new A/C heat pump was installed and still under warranty. Two screen rooms front & back round off this beautiful of a home. Double-car parking, large utility shed plus landscaped with irrigation system. N E W M O D E L H O M E F O R S A L E O R L E A S E NEW MODEL HOME FOR SALE OR LEASE ORIGINALLY PRICED AT $129,500. BELONG TO A COMMUNITY OF PEOPLE WHO CARE. Thats what you get when you move into this gorgeous 3BD, 2BA, Skyline Cameron 2007 1,434 sq. ft. home. It has a double carport, oversized screened room and extra large utility room. You can tell people take pride in their homes and it shows. Professionally landscaped with irrigation system. SELLER JUST REDUCED PRICE FOR A FAST SALE! Come see this 3BD, 2BA located in a Premier, 55+ gated community. Features large spacious living room, sunny and open country eat-in kitchen, sprawling master suite with skylight in master bath. 2000 Skyline, 1,279 sq. ft. home offers life at its finest at a great price. 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Friday, April 12, 2013 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 22~ Friday, April 12, 2013 www.smcitizen.com April promises to be a fun month for members and non-members alike. All Oak Run pet owners are invited to Pet Picture Day, held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, at the Island Club parking lot. K. Cartwright Photography will be taking pictures for the club fundraiser. Prints will be made on site with a digital file emailed to participants at no charge. The cost to members will be $12 for a 5x7 print or $15 for an 8x10 print. Nonmembers cost will be $15 for a 5x7 or $20 for an 8x10. The green screen can be combined with a background of your choice. A field trip to E.A.R.S. animal sanctuary is planned for Tuesday, April 23. It is suggested members plan to carpool, meeting at noon at the overflow parking lot. A charge of $15 includes the tour and supporter membership to E.A.R.S. This months club meeting on Thursday, April 25, at 7 p.m. at the Island Club will feature Jeanette Robertson of Cottage Art Studio as speaker. Ms. Robertson works in many different types of art, one of them being the drawing of dogs. There will be a fun project for members to try. Bring a pencil to participate. Please plan to pay any outstanding dues at the meeting. Refreshments will be served and there will be a 50/50 drawing. Troubadours ConcertTonight is the first night at Palm Grove for the Troubadours to take center stage and start the evening off with their first song, The Music of Life. You can hear them tonight or tomorrow night. If you do, you will be in for some marvelous music. Its not too late to get a ticket. You can purchase them at the door, $5 for general admission, $7 for reserved. The music selection is outstanding and they had so much fun learning the new songs and feeling nostalgic over the old ones. Troubadours look forward to seeing you and sharing in this wonderful night of music. They do appreciate your continued support. If you prefer to get your tickets before you arrive, call Barb at 352-897-1237 or Gus at 352-873-3630. Troubadours are also looking for new members to join them. If you are interested, call Dr. Mary Beth Lake at 352-873-8787. Shell be happy to hear from you.Donut Drop-In/Book SaleJoin your neighbors and friends tomorrow, Saturday, April 13, from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Orchid Club for Oak Runs monthly donut, juice and coffee or tea social. And while youre there, thank the volunteers who make this neighborly get-together possible. The Friends of the Library book sale will be taking place at the same time.Friends of the LibraryYour library at Oak Run has a number of current best-sellers just waiting for you to check out! Library cards are free to Oak Run residents and can be picked up during normal library hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday. The library is closed Sundays. This months book sale will be held Saturday, April 13, from 8 to 10 a.m. during the Donut Drop-In at the Orchid Club. The selection is great and the prices are too!Baby Boomers DanceBaby Boomers are having a dance on Friday, April 26, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at Palm Grove. The theme is Grease. Its back to the 50s! Youll dance to the music of Grease starring John Travolta playing in the background. John has donated two autographed pictures and a movie poster to be raffled. Music will be by Tom Michaels. Come dressed in The Era and have your souvenir picture taken in front of Norm Premans 1957 Chevy. Gals dig up that poodle skirt; guys look for that T-birds tee shirt or motorcycle jacket. Bring back the memories, dust off your dancing shoes, and dance the night away. Bring your own beverages and snacks. Dance and raffle tickets will go on sale April 13 and 20 at the Orchid Club from 9 to 11 a.m. Cost is $5 for members, $7 for guests. Johns autographed items will also be displayed. Raffle tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. For more information contact your hosts, Paul and Diane at 352-237-6828. FYI: John and Kelly have been invited. You never know, dreams do come true.Democratic Club of Oak Run: All Oak Run invitedThe next meeting of the Democratic Club of Oak Run will be Thursday, April 18, at 7 p.m. at the Orchid Club. Our speakers will be Barbara Schwartz and Lisa Saupp. They are founding members of The Silver Springs Alliance, which advocates for water quality. They are both experts in this field. Due to the importance of this topic we are inviting all Oak Runners to attend, regardless of their political affiliation. As always, delicious cakes and coffee will be served. At our last meeting a slate of officers was elected. They are as follows: President, Mike Davis, Vice President, Herman Brown, Treasurer, Dee Brandt, Secretary, Gretchen Clark, Directors, Jim Carrell, Don Clark, Marjorie Hess, Lee Wiggens and Sandy Wolfe.Do You Remember? Computer ClassTune in channel 12 for Len Teitlers presentation of the March 2013 DECCA computer class with Emilio Gonzalez, Communications Manager. It will air following FYI daily at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. from April 12 to 19.Genealogy Club The next meeting of the Oak Run Genealogy Club will be on Friday, April 19, at 9:30 a.m. in the card room. This month we will be privileged to have as our speaker Sheila Adams, an Oak Run resident, whose ancestor escaped the South in the 1800s via the Underground Railroad. The Underground Railroad, neither underground nor a railroad, was a network of secret routes and safe houses used by 19th century slaves to escape to free states and Canada. Please keep in mind, programs are subject to change. Announcements of club activities are on Channel 12 and at www.orgenealogy.blogspot.com. Oak Run residents may read the BLOG but only club members can post comments, questions, or answer comments to questions. Oak Run residents interested in researching ancestors are welcome to atCanine Club: All Oak Run invited for pet photos Oak Run Carol Wheeler PLEASESEEOAK RUN PAGE23 Sunday, April 21 German American Club picnic set The German American Club of Marion County will host a picnic on Sunday, April 21, at noon at Coehadjoe Park. German American food will be prepared by club members and served buffet style. Please bring a dish to share and your own snacks. Music will be provided by Bavarian Oskar. On the day of the picnic, ticket prices will be $7 per member or $10 per non-member. Contact Barb Hartmann at 352-751-4207 for tickets. Jazz Society offers afternoon of music The Ocala Jazz Society returns to the VFW Post 4781, across from Oak Run, on the third Sunday of each month, 2 to 5 p.m. This month the date is April 21. The group plays more than jazz including favorite songs from past years. Dancing is encouraged. Admission is $3 and benefits Hospice in memory of Bea Wilson, founder of the Jazz Society. For more info call Diana, 352-237-0234. Thursday, April 25 OTOW Democrats to meet The next meeting of the On Top of the World Democratic Club will be Thursday, April 25 at 6 p.m. Each meeting has guest speakers of local and national interest. The group meets on the fourth Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. rooms E and F at the Arbor Conference Center. You must be an OTOW resident to join. There are no dues! For more information call Dan Lack at 352509-4942 or send an e-mail to otowdemclub@gmail.com or visit our Facebook page (On Top of the World Democratic Club). All registered Democrats are invited to join. Learn why its different in Florida League of Women Voters of Marion County presents Why dont they do things the way we did them back home? It will be on April 25 at 4 p.m. at Cypress Hall, On Top of the World Communities, 8415 S.W. 80th St., Ocala. The event is free and open to the public. Why dont they do things the way we did them back home? It is a question asked every day by newcomers and not-so-new folks, too. A city council, the county commission, the legislature or the governors office regularly make decisions and take actions that affect our future. Come learn why Florida is different and find out who and what is responsible....and how it can be changed. Presenter: Judy Johnson, league member, attorney, former county commissioner in Marion County and a former school board member in Alachua County. She has been president of the Florida League of Women Voters and has a long standing interest in public policy at the local, state and national levels. Join us! Friday, April 26 Methodist Men serving up meatloaf The Mens group of the First United Methodist Church of Dunnellon will serve a meatloaf dinner April 26, 4 to 6 p.m. Tickets are $8 at the door. The dinner will be cooked by the churchs Master Chef Charles Scearce. The church is at 2501 W. State Road 40, Dunnellon, 352-489-4026. Saturday, April 27 Concert bands two-day performance Please join the Kingdom of the Sun Concert Band Swing into Spring concert series on Saturday, April 27 at 2 p.m. or Sunday, April 28 at 3 p.m., at the Marion Technical Institute (MTI), 1614 S.E. Fort King St., Ocala. Musical Selections include: Themes Like Old Times V; Rock, Roll and Remember, a tribute to Dick Clark; Broadway One Step; Star Wars The Marches,; As Time Goes By and I Feel a Song Comin On, featuring vocalist Marcia Muncaster, and a special tribute to Benny Goodman, featuring the Kingdom of the Sun Big Band performing Sing, Sing, Sing, Stompin at the Savoy, and Dont Be That Way. 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Is it complacency or short-sightedness or something worse? Although Florida is home to some of the most valuable natural resources found anywhere, we or at least our elected officials take a ho-hum approach to preserving and protecting them. A bill in the Florida Legislature would require water management districts identify firstand second-magnitude springs that are in decline, develop plans to restore them to historic conditions, and make regular reports on the progress. The Springs Revival Act, SB 978, is sponsored by Sen. Darren Soto, D-Kissimmee; its twin in the other chamber, HB 789, is sponsored by Rep. Linda Stewart, D-Orlando. This legislation, which some springs advocates said still doesnt go far enough, is intended to ensure survival of Floridas unmatched water resources. But the bills arent getting any traction in our state Legislature. Why? Heres a big surprise: Its all about money. Sen. Soto was quoted in recent press reports: The majority of the Legislature doesnt have an appetite to have a real aggressive spring rehabilitation program because of the expense. Gov. Rick Scott is proposing some funding for springs, but it doesnt even approach the number state water officials said is needed. And its lip service. This is the same governor who in 2011 disbanded the state-sponsored springs preservation efforts that were instituted by former Gov. Jeb Bush. Why are springs so important when theres so much other statewide need? As SB 978 notes, our springs provide worldclass recreation and ecotourism, they are integral to our water supply, and are essential to our quality of life. Floridas 700-plus springs represent what may be the largest concentration of freshwater springs on Earth. They include 33 first-magnitude springs more than in any other state or nation in the world. First-magnitude springs have a flow of more than 100 cubic feet per second. To put that in perspective, think about a cubic foot being like a box measuring one foot on each side. A lot of water. Marion County is home to springs that need protection. With Rainbow on the west and Silver Springs on the east, its obvious that the county has a stake in this legislation. Floridians must take responsibility for preserving and revitalizing our springs, which are being degraded daily by poor planning, development, runoff, increasing demands for water and especially by official indifference. Forget the tree-hugger contingent. From a purely economic standpoint, how are we going to sell our state and especially our county as a destination for tourists, businesses and residents when our world-class resources are degraded, depleted or destroyed? Take it as an immediate action item: contact your legislators now to tell them how important springs revitalization is, and why they need to give these bills committee hearings and a place in the state budget. Friday, April 12, 2013 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com www.smcitizen.com 8~ Friday, April 12, 2013 Those of us who love baseball have to put up with a bunch of blackout rules that stagger the imagination. Thats what had me frustrated last Friday night. As you should know by now, Im a Mets fan. I subscribe to MLB Extra Innings on cable and MLB Premium TV on computer, mainly so I can watch the Mets. The problem Friday night was threefold: the Miami Marlins, Fox Sports Florida and Cox Cable. First, Fox Sports. The network, at this time of year, is overbooked. It shows the Orlando Magic games in north Florida, and shows the Marlins statewide. Friday night last week, the Marlins were in New York playing the Mets. But Fox chose to show the Magic game (I dont follow the NBA real closely, but I understand the Magic are terrible). It didnt even plan a tape delay of the game. The next culprit is the Marlins. We live near mile marker 354 on the Interstate, which starts in Miami. That means that were are 350 miles from the Marlins home. Why are they allowed to black out games all the way up here? But thats not the worst part. The Marlins black out the entire state of Florida. There are people who live closer to the Atlanta Braves than Miami in Florida, and I havent measured it, but I think the folks in Pensacola live closer to the Houston Astros than Miami. So why are the Marlins allowed to black out the signal that far away? The blackout means that I couldnt watch this game on either the computer or the cable package. Next, Cox Cable. Give them credit, they tried to do something right. They moved the Mets game to Local Origination Channel 16, the one that broadcasts local programming. I found it quite by accident, but there it was, at 7 p.m. But along came 7:30, and the channel automatically switched to a used car show, while the game was in the second inning. After 12 minutes, I guess realizing their mistake, Cox switched back to the game. I settled down, but along came 8:30, and along came the same used car show, this time complete with a religious sermon. This time the show lasted until 8:58, when we suddenly were back in the game for two minutes. During that show I called the auto dealer number on the screen, and told them I would never shop in their lot (not that I would, anyway). I doubt if they cared. Also, by this time I had found a radio broadcast of the game and was listening to it that way. At 9 p.m., more used cars. Now I was a bit angry, so I called cable. The tech I talked to said he would send an e-mail to the engineers to check on it. After about 15 minutes, the game came back on and stayed on to the bitter end. Saturday and Sunday there was no conflict with the Magic, so I got to see both games. So heres the action Im suggesting by the U.S. Congress. They seem to have a lot of free time, so maybe they can try this. Repeal baseballs antitrust exemption, which goes back to the old days. Baseball is a big business and should be subject to the same monopoly rules as any other business. Set a limit on the distance that any event can be blacked out, especially on media that people pay an extra subscription for. I pay for the MLB packages, and I should get to see all the games, regardless of where theyre played. By the way, this could also apply to NFL games. The good news is that the Mets dont play the Marlins again for a few weeks. By then, the Magic season should be over. Actually, some people I know tell me the Magic season was over two weeks after it started.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 8543986.All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via e-mail. Names and communities will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out.We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Not all contributions are printed.Letters longer than 550 words may be regarded as columns and printed on a space-available basis, and writers will be limited to one contribution per month. The deadline is one week prior to each Fridays issue.Send letters to: The South Marion Citizen Editor, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@smcitizen.com.S UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Springs face Tallahassee trouble Baseball, blackouts and overbooking N. Korea forces Obama to bolster missile defense READER OPINIONS INVITED Jim Clark Editor BY RICH LOWRY Special to the CitizenKim Jong Un has done the near-impossible. The newly minted supreme leader of North Korea has forced the Obama administration to admit that the United States needs more missile defense. Since it was introduced by Ronald Reagan in the 1980s, Democrats have reflexively denounced the idea of a defense against incoming ballistic missiles as wholly unworkable, impossibly expensive and dangerously destabilizing. Much better to leave ourselves exposed and work to sweet-talk our enemies out of their hostility and their weapons. In keeping with this approach, upon taking office the Obama administration promptly nixed additional interceptors planned for deployment on the West Coast against the North Korean threat. George W. Bush had already put 30 interceptors at two sites on the West Coast, a symptom of his "Cold War mindset" that the sophisticated Obama administration had no use for. As it turns out, it is North Korea that truly has the Cold War -or perhaps worse -mindset. In the words of new Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Pyongyang has "made advances in its capabilities and has engaged in a series of irresponsible and reckless provocations." It conducted a third nuclear test, apparently a successful one. It put a satellite in orbit with a Taepodong-2 missile. It displayed what appeared to be a road-mobile ICBM. While threatening to "miserably destroy" U.S. units in South Korea and turn that country's capital into a "nuclear sea of fire," Pyongyang has vowed that North Koreans "will be exercising our right to pre-emptive nuclear attack against the headquarters of the aggressor," which is, of course, none other than the United States. Rather than simply trust that a lunatic regime running its country like a vast prison camp will rationally calculate its selfinterest as we would hope, the Obama administration says it is going to add back the 14 canceled interceptors. This will take the number of West Coast interceptors from 30 to 44, but with unnecessary expense and delay. The new interceptors should be online in 2017, or by the end of the president's second term. While the restoration is heartening, the Obama administration has pulled the plug on the development of more technologically advanced defense systems and can't overcome its compulsion to make unilateral concessions to the Russians. Hagel said the administration won't complete the final phase of a defense system in Europe to guard against an Iranian launch targeting the United States. Why seek protection from Kim Jong Un, but not Ayatollah Khamenei? Liberals once insisted that a missile couldn't possibly be made to hit another missile. Now, the technology has been demonstrated to work again and again. It is one of the reasons that the Israelis didn't invade Gaza in response to the rocket barrage emanating from there a few months ago. It protected itself with the Iron Dome defense system that intercepted about 85 percent of the rockets. The Israelis don't have the luxury of abiding by stale armscontrol orthodoxies. Neither do we. Evidently, though, only Kim Jong Un and his ilk have the power to convince the Obama administration of it. GUEST COMMENTARY LETTERS TO THE EDITOR All vets servedI take an exception to the comments made by the author of The Korean War, The Forgotten War published Friday April 5. From his letter we learn that he served on board an aircraft carrier, which would be safely out at sea when in close to possible action. I gather that he personally did not engage in physical combat, but, he did serve The key word is that he served Re-read his 2nd paragraph, wherein he states, After all, there are a lot of 20-year veterans who were never in a war, and really did nothing but fill a spot and draw a pay. Hey, sir, that guy was doing his duty to his country by serving, just like you served safely on board a carrier. He did not have to shoulder a rifle and fire it at an enemy. He still served and is just as much a veteran as you are. Now, what is your beef? The Korean War is not forgotten. It was a horrible war, just like World War 2 was. I volunteered and served in WW2, training for the planned November 1945 invasion of Japan. I thank the Lord that it did not happen. Bob Ventrice Marion Landing More on Page 9 Monday, April 15, is the day of national reckoning when your income tax is due. Not only does our income get taxed, but also our minds in trying to fill out all those IRS forms. In just 10 years the number of words in the Internal Revenue Code and IRS regulations rose nearly tenfold from 718,000 to more than 7 million. It seems appropriate that the month begins with April Fools Day and ends with cries of May Day! Tread lightly; the Alley is full of tax.Medical musingsMedical research has now confirmed that marijuana use has definite medicinal properties for treatment of glaucoma and other illnesses. The IRS has now ruled that expenses of medicinal marijuana can be deducted as a medical expense, but only if you file a joint return.By the lettersOn day three of the corporate tax fraud trial, the star witness began to recant his story. Were you aware that both the FBI and the IRS intended to investigate this CPA, starting ASAP? the attorney asked. Not initially.Short formsIn 1913 Uncle Sam collected only 13 million dollars in income taxes. Thats why they were called the good old days. When an optometrist does his tax return, does he item eyes? Many people think that U.S. now stands for Unlimited Spending. A political promise today means another tax tomorrow. The ideal form of taxation is the kind that will be paid by somebody else. After paying all our taxes were tempted to call Washington and try to get ourselves declared a disaster area. I feel great. I just paid my taxes, and Im even for 1998. Nothing is new. In 1930 when Herbert Hoover was president, he said, Blessed are the young, for they shall inherit the national debt. This is the season of the year when we discover that we owe most of our success to Uncle Sam. Its fitting that April 14 is National Pecan Day because on that day we recognize nuts. And then on April 15 we pay our taxes to support them. Children may be deductible, but they are still taxing. The national debt is Americas most outstanding public figure.Political overtonesThe president will push for a path to citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants in the U.S. Obama says its all part of his plan to give every man, woman, and child the chance to pay more taxes. When President Obama signed the new fiscal cliff tax increase into law he was vacationing in Hawaii. He used an autopen, an electronic way of signing your name when youre not even there. Politicians can now raise your taxes while theyre on vacation in Hawaii. This is a politicians dream come true. A slight tax increase costs you about $300, while a substantial tax cut lowers your taxes by about $30.TypicalOnce upon a time, the government had a vast scrap yard in the middle of a desert. Congress said, Someone might steal from it at night. So, they created a night watchman post and hired a guy. Then the politicians said, How does the watchman do his job without instruction? So, they created a planning department and hired two people, one person to write the instructions and one person to do time studies. Again the politicians said, How will we know the night watchman is doing his tasks correctly? So, they created a Quality Control department and hired two people: one to do the studies, and one to write the reports. Then the politicians said, How are these people going to get paid? So, they created the following positions: a timekeeper and a payroll officer, and hired two people. Then the politicians said, Who will be accountable for all these people? So, they created an administrative section and hired three people: an Administrative Officer, Assistant Administrative Officer and a legal secretary. Then the Sequester took effect and they had to cut back overall costs. So, you guessed it, they laid off the night watchman.Only In FloridaA man walked into a Gainesville restaurant with his pet alligator on a leash, not an unusual thing to do in Gator country. Do you serve tax collectors? he asked the barman. Of course, the barman said. Well, replied the man, Ill have a beer, and my alligator will have a tax collector. Folks in Pun Alley have to pay their taxes, too Pun Alley Dick Frank 000EHXL Quality of life in the comfort of home. Flexible, No Commitments Housekeeping Transportation Meal Preparation Medication Reminders Personal Care Assistance Free Consultation 352-622-6633 www.OcalaSeniorCare.com Lic.#231368 000EJMS WE KNOW TIRES! FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED CERTIFIED TECHS EST. 1990 TWO OCALA LOCATIONS SR 200 & 91ST AVE. 237-5599 2040 N. PINE AVE. 622-0075 DARE TO COMPARE 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. 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Pastor Kevin Hunt (Independent) 6158 SW Hwy. 200 Jasmine Plaza Ocala, FL 34476 873-4705 Evangelical Lutheran Church joyocala@embarqmail.com Edward Holloway, Pastor 7045 SW 83rd Pl., Ocala (352) 854-4509 Nursery Provided 000EB3M S u n d a y W o r s h i p 8 : 1 5 a m & 1 1 : 0 0 a m S u n d a y S c h o o l 9 : 4 5 a m W e d n e s d a y E v e n i n g W o r s h i p 6 : 4 5 p m G e r m a n L a n g u a g e W o r s h i p 1 s t S u n d a y o f e a c h m o n t h 3 : 0 0 p m 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 FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH (Disciples of Christ) W o rship: 10:30 AM Sunday School: 9:15 AM (352) 629-6485 www .firstchristianocala.org 1908 S.E. Ft. 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Friday, April 12, 2013 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 20~ Friday, April 12, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Saving a dogThursday, April 4, the weather was a bit gloomy. While sitting at the 103rd Street Road stoplight, waiting to turn left onto State Road 200, I nervously watched as a dog was nearly hit three times crossing the busy intersection. I turned off my signal light, went through the intersection in pursuit of the animal. Quickly, I pulled over onto the grass and another car, occupied by two gentlemen, pulled up beside me, one asked, Are you going after the dog? Yes, I replied, asking them to stay and help, as that was their aim also...help the dog. I ran across the street, the gentlemen pulled up near me. Managing to get the dog to come to me, but unable to lift it into my car, one of the gentlemen helped. I told them that my dogs vet office was nearby and that I would take it there. We waved and departed. I drove the block or so to the Southwest Ocala Veterinary Hospital, stopping right at the front door...having no idea what might happen inside my car with the dog left alone. Jen Deming and Stacy Cohn were in the lobby and I quickly explained the situation. Jen went right out the door and retrieved the refuge dog. Stacy asked her to check the collar, and began to call the numbers listed on the tag. She got no answer, but was able to leave a message. Jen put the dog, who by this time we know as Daisy, into my car and Daisy and I drove to my house. Inside she met Topper T. Dog, who belongs to me. After a few sniffs, they decided it was fine for her to be there. Daisys visit lasted long enough for a nap between my feet and a few drinks of water when the phone rang...it was Daisys owner, filled with delight that his dog was not only safe, but going back home with him! It was a sunny day, despite the weather...for five people pitched in to get Daisy home. I thank the two gentlemen who stopped to help and Jen and Stacy... please do let them know that their contributions were greatly appreciated. By the way, the happy ending might not have occurred had Daisy not been tagged properly, and five helpers. Barbara R. Priest Ocala Speak EnglishIs this America? I know that in America you are free to do many things but I am asking all of the visitors to our country and our new residents from the south seeking citizenship to please speak in English or go back home. I am usually very quiet and understanding about these things but we recently received a full page ad from Wendys written in English and Spanish. Why do we have dual languages written on these advertisements offering discounts for their food products. Isnt this an additional expense for the supplier which is added to their costs and handed down to anyone who purchases their products. As our country was growing up I do not remember dual languages for the Italian, German, Polish or Chinese where these people learned to speak and understand the language of the land. If you go to Mexico you not only learn the language you will receive no benefits of any kind as they feel that you are disgracing them for not trying to learn their language. Our government and the politicians representing our interests are pandering to these people to get their support for future elections simple and plain. Lets give them a free education all the way through college and either let our children beg on the street corners for a future or join the military and put their life on the line each and every day. Lets make some noise with these businesses and our government and let them know, we want our country back. M. Segovis Ocala LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Upcoming Events at VFW Post 4781Saturday 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. A fish fry is held on the second and fourth Friday from 4 to 6. 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? If so, mark your calendar for a great opportunity for free computer lessons on the fourth Tuesday each month at 6 p.m. Classes are instructed by Robert from Lanshark. Join us for an enjoyable learning experience! 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. Enjoy Karaoke on Friday, April 12 with Dave Hurlburt and on Saturday, April 13 with Mr. October. Canteen lunches are served on Wednesday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 2. VFW Post 4781 is at 9401 S.W. 110th St. Phone is 352-873-4781. small donation along with 50/50 drawings; numerous raffles and lots of other fun stuff. Guests are asked to bring a pot-luck dish to pass around while lemonade; iced tea; chips and dip will be provided. Of course as always, guests can bring their own drinks of choice to enjoy during the race and the party. Each year this event gets bigger and better with more and more people adding to the fun. Proceeds from this years event will go to the Ocala Equine Rescue which just makes good horse sense. Come out and enjoy yourself while helping a very worthwhile charity. Cherrywood Crochet and Knitters ClubIn March, Scott Hackmyer and Chris Bishop visited with our group. Chris was representing Lilys Closet and Kids Central. She explained how a young girl, now 13 became aware of the plight of children entering the foster system. Lily then began making pillows for these children and began Lilys Closet. Lilys Closet is the inspiration of then, 11-year old, Lily Rasco, who wants children going into the foster care system to have a few essential items and something to call their own. A fleece blanket, travel pillow, new or gently used clothing, toothbrush and toothpaste, and a pet pillow offer a modicum of comfort that make up the bulk of a bundle. Chris explained that some of these children who are in a bad home situation are removed with only the clothes on their backs, and maybe a plastic trash bag with some few belongings. The Centers Division of Children, working with Lily now provide a duffel bag with a stuffed toy animal, a blanket, a pillow, a hat, toothbrush and toothpaste. It is a shocking statistic that there are so many children in the foster care system in Marion County. Some of the afghans and toy animals we have donated through Scott have been included and are much appreciated. Scott is also distributing items made by us to Hands of Mercy Everywhere, The Womens Pregnancy Center, and Devereux Kids. Our ladies continue to handcraft much needed items for these charities. We are grateful to those who have donated supplies of yarn and materials, most recently Sarah Blair, Sandy Belinski, Kathy Brown, Mary Anne Reinisch, and Ellen Brown, who also donated several beautiful knitted hats that she made. A special thank you to an anonymous donor who donated a gift card to purchase yarn, which is already being used for projects. Newcomers are always welcome to join us on Friday afternoons from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the library of the clubhouse.Submitted by Edna FazioSpotlight on ExcellenceEach week we feature an individual, couple or significant contributor to the life style here at Cherrywood. This week I vary from that format as I honor an event that was personally close to my heart and hopefully will have meaning to all who read this article. My brother, James; a retired Army Command Sergeant Major; my step son Scott and I attended a special ceremony at Mayport Naval Station last month It spoke volumes about our young people and our country. Most people have never heard of a ship named the U.S.S. Klakring but thats not unusual; our main stream media doesnt cover much about our military. A warship with 29 years of exemplary service isnt quite sensational enough for the editors of most news organizations. The USS Klakring was a guided missile fast frigate which means it was one of the Navys work horse vessels. Everything from submarine detection to fleet protection; maritime escort duties to close shore support and many other missions fell within the responsibilities of its officers and crew. Named after a famed World War II submarine captain, her motto was Freedom through Vigilance. To her dedicated crew, the Klakring was known as Special K. She sailed off of the coast of Somalia and in the Persian Gulf; in the Atlantic and Caribbean going to where ever there were terrorists to be fought; drug runners to be captured or oil tankers to be protected. Through all these missions, she used her precision weapons and equipment to save lives and make the world a little safer. On March 22 of this year at Mayport Naval Station near Jacksonville, in a formal ceremony, the USS Klakring was decommissioned and joined the rolls of so many other ships that will go to foreign governments or the scrap heap. A day earlier, a sister ship suffered the same fate and regrettably, more ships are in line to join them. In a moving speech the former commanding officer of the Klakring commended the men and women who served on her. Many of the veterans in attendance were Plank Owners. A Plank Owner is any sailor that served on a ship when it was commissioned; its original crew members. The commander of the naval squadron of which Klakring was a member commented that he was attending more decommissioning ceremonies than ever before. There is no doubt that we are at the end of an era where the number; size and capabilities of ships determined a nations strength. Like most, I would not have been aware of the service and security that the USS Klakring provided our country except that my step son, Scott Sharp, was one of its crew members back during the days of Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom. For his uncle and I to stand next to him and salute the flag during our National Anthem; to be with him during this poignant moment in his life; and to applaud the young men and women as they disembarked from the USS Klakring, was a singular privilege and very high honor. Unfortunately, Scotts Dad, Robert Sharp passed away several months ago. He too was a Navy veteran serving during the Cuban Missile Crisis. As I stood next to Scott; I knew that he was there in spirit; beaming with pride. With a final cheer, the crew bid farewell to the USS Klakring. A brave ship named after a heroic sailor and served by a dedicated crew is no more. In fond farewell, all we can say is Mission accomplished USS Klakring Well done! CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 18 PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD PAGE24 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 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 000EAHZ 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 Youth 7pm Thursday Bible Study 6:30 to 7:30 Friday 7pm Spanish Service Nursery available www.crossroads.cog.net WE WELCOME ALL! Bishop Paul W oosley 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 A W ANA (Aug.-May) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:00 P M. W e dnesday 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 000EF7P 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 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 000EF7D 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) Phone (352) 861-9080 JOIN US IN WORSHIP 9045 SW 60th A ve. 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The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and I were watching television listening to a news report and I simply broke out into laughter. What are you laughing at? my wife asked. Im just thinking of Mrs. Ammon. When I went to school we didnt need any armed guards, we had Mrs. Ammon and nobody crossed her. The news report went on to say how they were trying to put armed guards at every school in our country. I suppose that is a good idea, I do not know all the ins and outs of the politicalness of that report. Everything these days seems to have some kind of a political angle to it. Now that political angle is intruding itself into the public school system. This is all an attempt to protect our school children. I am all for that. I was thinking, however, that when I was a youngster we did not need that sort of thing. We had Mrs. Ammon and her infamous hickory stick. Very few people remember a time when a teacher had, as one of her tools for education, a hickory stick and knew how to wield it, and wield it they did. Somebody may ask how I know about that. Very simply. I am the product of a teacher wielding the hickory stick. It is hard now to remember the occasion that called for the application of that hickory stick. Actually, there was more than one occasion calling for such teacher and student interaction. The old saying was that our teacher would apply the Board of Education to the Seat of Learning. Believe me when I say, I earned a degree in that. Somebody will say, Things have changed. I will agree that things have changed, but most things have not changed for the better. Back in the day when I was a member of the public education system, the teachers were in charge. A basic rule in our house prevailed, If you get a paddling in school, you get a paddling at home. It was assumed the teacher was right. I distinctly remember my first interaction with my teacher in this regard. How can you forget such a thing? At that time, teachers were too busy to put up with any kind of fooling around in a classroom. Do not get me wrong, my teacher made it fun most of the time. For the ones who, like me, took it too far, she knew how to stop it dead in its tracks. Mr. Snyder, the teacher would say in a very stern tone of voice. Is that you making all that noise? I knew what was to follow. Mr. Snyder, please go to the principals office and I will join you shortly. Oh boy. Those familiar words bring back haunting memories of my visit to the principals office. You can be sure; Mrs. Ammon would not come into the principals office, spank you and then go back to her class. On some occasions, I would have preferred her to spank me and get it over with. The first thing she had to do was explain to me why what I did was wrong and disruptive to the class. Then, she had to explain to me how this paddling I was about the cat was going to hurt her more than it did me. For the life of me, I could never figure out where it hurt her more than it did me. I knew exactly where it hurt me and for the rest of the day it would be quite difficult for me to sit down in my chair. Not only did my posterior glow in pain, but the snickers of my fellow students were even worse. At the time of the application of the hickory stick, I really did not like Mrs. Ammon. Looking back, I have a different perspective. I now know that she really had an interest in me as a person. She was trying to discipline me in ways in which I needed discipline from someone like her. Years later, I went back and visited my old teacher, Mrs. Ammon. I took to her some books I had written and published. She said she remembered me, I really do not know if she did or not. I had to do one thing and that was to thank her. I want to thank you, Mrs. Ammon, for teaching me to read and to write. Then I handed her my books. She seemed to be so very happy, but not as happy as I was. This teacher made a difference in my life that I did not realize until I was older. One thing Mrs. Ammon taught me was that I should not get away with anything. There is a moment of accountability everybody must face. Mrs. Ammon was making sure that I was facing up to the realities of life before I did too much damage to my life. It is sad that the politics have taken over our education system today. It is sad that we do not have any Mrs. Ammons with their hickory sticks. When I think of Mrs. Ammon I think of what Solomon writes, He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes (Proverbs 13:24 KJV). It is my opinion that we need more Mrs. Ammons in our school classrooms and less, a lot less, politics.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 e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com. Friday, April 12, 2013 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 10~ Friday, April 12, 2013 www.smcitizen.com ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A little woolgathering is OK. But dont let that dreamy state linger beyond midweek, when youll want to be ready to take on new workplace responsibilities. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Love rules the week for single Bovines seeking romance. Attached pairs also find new joy in their relationships. Friday should bring news about a business opportunity. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Home becomes the center of a new social whirl, as you show your talent for hosting great parties. You can expect to impress a lot of people whove never seen this side of you. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) The Moon Child might have to raise those powers of persuasion a notch to get a still-wary colleague to agree to go along. Finding more facts to back up your position helps. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Hold off trying to fix the blame for an apparent mishandling of a work situation. A full investigation could reveal surprising facts on how and why it really happened. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Your ability to find details others might overlook gives you an advantage in assessing a possibly too-good-to-betrue offer. A trusted colleague has advice. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Expect to be called on once again to act as peacemaker in a longsimmering dispute that suddenly flares up. Offer advice, but be careful to stay out of the fray. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Your organizational skills help you line up your priorities so that you get things done without added pressure. The weekend could hold a special surprise. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) New ventures are favored. But dont launch yours before rechecking all facts and sources. Also, be sure you can rely on support from certain people. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Dont be pushed into renegotiating an agreement, even though it might help avoid a potential impasse. Get legal advice before you sign or agree to anything. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Helping others is what Aquarians do so well. But this time, someone wants to help you. Expect to hear some news that will both surprise and delight you. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Things go so swimmingly that youre tempted to take on more tasks. Best advice: Finish what you have now, then enjoy a well-earned relaxing weekend. 2013 King Features Synd., Inc. We never needed armed guards, we had Mrs. Ammon Out to Pastor Rev. James Snyder Friendship Baptist ChurchSunday services at Friendship Baptist Church, April 14, 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 a new exciting song, The Blood Bought Church. Dinesh Chand will be our special guest for the day. He is a national pastor in his home country, India. You will not want to miss hearing about the amazing things God is doing in his ministry in India. 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 located at 9510 S.W. 105th St., off State Road 200. The church phone is 352-237-2640 or you can find us on the web: www.friendshipbaptistocala.org. 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Friday, April 12, 2013 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 18~ Friday, April 12, 2013 www.smcitizen.com cort who pays his/her own air fare and expenses to be with each veteran. The veterans are given a VIP tour of the monument and honored by dignitaries in D.C. On May 23 between 8:30 and 9 p.m. one of the last Honor Flights will arrive at Ocala International Airport with their special passengers on board. We would like a large crowd of Cherrywood residents to be there with the community to welcome home these heroes; members of the Greatest Generation. Small flags will be distributed to all who attend so that these individuals can see how much they are appreciated for what they have done. Please make a note on your calendar to be present at this special welcoming home event. Contact Bill Mahar if you plan to attend so that we can make sure we have enough flags for everyone.Memorial DayWhile many people will be celebrating Memorial Day on Monday, May 27, as always, your Cherrywood Veterans Club will celebrate Memorial Day on May 30, the actual Memorial Day. At 11 a.m. our service will begin with the presentation of flags in front of the clubhouse. A guest speaker will give a short talk; our fallen veterans will be remembered; a wreath will be presented and taps will sound. With dignity and solemnity, Memorial Day will be set aside to honor those who have given their all for our nation. Immediately following the service, luncheon will be served consisting of hamburgers and hot dogs; Cole slaw and beans; lemonade and iced tea. We are asking our residents to bring a dessert to pass. The ceremony is free to all residents of not only our community but of the entire county who wish to attend. Meal tickets are $7 each for the picnic lunch that follows the service and they can be obtained from Geri in the clubhouse. This is one of our major fund raisers for the year so come out and pay your respects to those who gave so much and support your local Veterans Club. You are welcome to bring beverages of your choice to the luncheon.Wine Tasting partyThere are still a few tickets left for the free Wine Tasting party on May 14. This promises to be both entertaining and informative so you dont want to miss out. When you have completed your session, you will be able to impress family and friends with your knowledge and taste. The first of two programs begins at 5:30 with a selection of primarily sweet wines. Our second show begins at 7:30 with mostly dry wines being featured. If you are particularly adventurous, you can get tickets to both shows from Geri. Joe, our Wine Consultant from PRP Wine International will host these two shows. Because of limited seating, these shows are limited to Cherrywood residents only. See you at the Wine Tasting party.Kentucky Derby DayOnce again the Cherrywood Social Committee will be presenting the fastest two minutes in sports with the Kentucky Derby Race Day festivities. Starting at 5 racing fans from Cherrywood will gather at the Clubhouse to watch this spectacular event and cheer on their favorite horse. Ladies, wear your most festive hat either tailor made or hand made and take a chance on winning one of three prizes for your efforts. Enjoy a Mint Julep for a CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 17 Mick James lines up a shot. PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD PAGE20 000EKLL 000EK6V NOW BUYING GOLD, PLATINUM, SILVER, FLATWARE, COINS, DIAMONDS, WATCHES & GOLD-FILLED JEWELRY YOUR UNWANTED JEWELRY COULD BE WORTH LOTS OF MONEY! 6333 SW STATE ROAD 200 854-66 22 WE CAN COME TO YOU! WANT TO KNOW WHAT ITS WORTH? WANT TO KNOW WHAT ITS WORTH? Open MF 9-5 We buy large diamonds 1 CT or larger Come On In Or We Can Come To You! WE PAY CASH We buy all premium watches and all gold watches US & Foreign Silver Coins US & Foreign Gold Coins Stamped Sterling Flatware & Ser vice Sets C A S H H A N D E D O U T O N T H E S P O T C A S H H A N D E D O U T O N T H E S P O T CASH HANDED OUT ON THE SPOT 8k, 10k, 14k, 18k, 22k, 2 4 k, Dental Gold & Platunum W ANT TO KNOW WHA T S IN THA T OLD JEWELR Y BOX ? L ET US HELP C ALL 854-6622 T ODAY N O A PPOINTMENT N ECESSAR Y Between Queen Of Peace & Flowers Bakery

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Friday, April 12, 2013 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 12~ Friday, April 12, 2013 www.smcitizen.com TO ADVERTISECall854-3986 ADVER T ISING a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 14: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Friendship Fellowship Luncheon follows the Worship Service. Monday, April 15: Bible Study, 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 16: Womens Crafts and Fellowship, 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 16: Womens Ministry Meeting, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, 17: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Thursday, April 18: Praise and Prayer Group, 9 a.m. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, http://www.ccomc.org.Free English classesCollege Road Baptist Church, 5010 S.W. College Road, continues teaching ESL (English as Second Language) each Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. Classes are free, as is child care, and youth programs. Assistance with applying for citizenship is also offered. Enroll any Wednesday evening. Call 352-8546981, or 352-237-5641 for more information.St. John the BaptistSt. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Dunnellon will be holding a Womens Emmaus Retreat on May 24-26. All women seeking spiritual renewal are invited to attend. Please call the office 352-489-3166 or email mail@stjohncc.com for more information.St. Jude Catholic CommunityCreole Masses for the Haitians in our community are celebrated every second and fourth Sunday of the month at 5 p.m. The next dates are April 14 and 28. Classes for Spanish as a second language continue to be offered every Thursday starting at 3:30 p.m. for beginners. Spanish dinner at St. Jude Experience Latin cuisine at our annual Hispanic Dinner on Saturday, April 13, at 5:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall of St. Jude Catholic Community located at 443 Marion Oaks Drive in Marion Oaks. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children under the age of 10. Tickets can be purchased after all weekend Masses. RELIGIONCONTINUED FROM PAGE 10 BY ELOISE HOLLYFIELD ejh2025@gmail.comClub news and softball make up this weeks OTOW Happenings.New England ClubAt the March meeting of the New England Club, the tables were beautifully decorated in celebration of St. Patricks Day. Refreshments also reflected a St. Patricks Day theme. President Donnamarie listed the total membership by state. All New England states were well represented, with more members from Massachusetts than any of the other states. Matthew Grow, manager of the Ocala International Airport, was the guest speaker. Attendees learned of current issues and future plans for the airport. One concern highlighted was that the control tower might be closed. Mr. Grow, however, stated he did not expect the possible closing to affect the amount of traffic at the airport; alas, it was later announced that the control tower will, in fact, be closed. Members donated 84 pairs of crew socks plus $46 for the purchase of additional socks for veterans. The April 18 meeting will be held in the Arbor Club ballroom at 1 p.m. The guest speaker will be a representative from the Sheriff Departments K-9 unit. The final meeting of the season will take place on May 16 and will feature a pizza party. For those who plan to attend the May meeting, please sign up in advance so there is an accurate count so that the correct number of pizzas can be ordered. Coffee is provided by the club; refreshments are provided by club members, but one should bring his or her own water or soda. There is always a 50/50 drawing as well as other opportunities to win door prizes. New members are always welcome, so come join the fun. One does not have to be from New England to join the club; a love of New England is all that is needed. For more information, contact Donnamarie at 207-212-6529.Softball LeagueIts been quite a month at the softball field. These old seniors just dont give up making plays that amaze almost anyone. Forget that the baseball season is upon us. Do you want to see some real players who will add excitement and laughter to your life? Well, come on down any Monday or Wednesday morning and see your neighbors make you feel young again! The WiseWay team continues to hold on to first place but has lost some ground as the Dr. Dunn team has moved into one game of first place. Close behind, though, is a three-way tie for third place, shared by The Cebert Wealth, Tee Pee Tire and Great Clips teams, with only two games behind the first place leader. Its now a toss-up as to who will take over first place. The teams are now readying themselves for the final month of softball. Unfortunately the Overholser team has lost some players and is having a difficult time getting a win, while the Great Clips and Tee Pee Tire, which were headed to the basement a month ago, have suddenly been resurrected and are playing super ball. There are still quite a few games to go, so anything can happen that could change the whole outlook of the standings. For now, though, its a tight race to the finish, and you can see the excitement in the players. Come on down and enjoy the fun. TEAM WON LOSS 3-Wiseway-Jimmy 2218 1-Dr Dunn-Kenny 2119 5-Cebert Wealth-Bill 20 20 2-Great Clips-Paul 20 20 4-Tee Pee Tire-Tom 20 20 6-Overholser-Roger 17 23 Club news and softball at OTOW Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com Day will be the major topics of that meeting with free liquid refreshments to follow on the patio. CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 17 Trivia nightWednesday April 17 at 7 p.m., be sure to come to the Clubhouse for another thrilling evening of Trivia with emcee Donna James. This months topics are Mothers Day and spring. We especially invite those of you who have not yet attended Trivia night. Heres how it works; people are divided into teams of three or four people. If you have your own team thats fine but if not, come on out and youll be put with a team. Before the game begins, each team gets an answer sheet. Donna then flashes the questions on our new big screen and players put down their best answer to each question. At the end of the night, the sheets are graded with prizes to the first and second place teams. It only costs a dollar to enter the game and all proceeds go to the Wounded Warrior Project so even if you lose, you win. Be sure to bring some refreshments with you; sodas; adult beverages; chips; cheese; crackers or anything else youd like. Trivia has been growing with more and more people coming out for a fun and relaxing evening of friendly competition. Bring your knowledge; your snacks and your sense of humor for a great night of entertainment. Spring Fling DanceOur first dance of the spring and summer season is going to be on Saturday, April 20 in the clubhouse with Rich Becotte spinning the CDs. Finger foods will be provided along with lemonade and iced tea but you are welcome to bring along your own beverages. Dont miss this always fun evening of dancing and fellowship with your friends and neighbors. Of course there will be raffles and door prizes and just good times. The evenings entertainment begins at 7 and goes until 10 p.m., so come on out and enjoy a night of fun. See Geri for your tickets; only $2 per person.Crazy, Whacky Fashion ShowWhat, you ask is a Crazy, Whacky Fashion Show? Your reporter is at a loss to answer that but it sounds fascinating. On May 15 at 1 p.m. some of our residents, both male and female, will be modeling the latest; most stylish; most chic; designer fashions of the season or probably not. Actually, contestants are limited to a $15 budget and the clothing can come from thrift shops; resale outlets or the individuals own closet. Once put together, the people will model their own outfits much to the delight of the spectators. This promises to be one funny event with Rich Becotte playing the runway music and any resident who wishes to take part can show off their style. Admission is only $2 and desserts will be provided assuming that you arent laughing too hard to eat. You wont want to miss out on this comedic first for Cherrywood so plan to get your tickets from Geri and cheer on our models. You may want to bring your cameras along with any beverage that you might like or need. This should be a riot so dont miss out. Accordion ClubApril 24 from 5:30 until 9 the Clubhouse will again ring out with the music of our Accordion Club. Come out and see Dick Richards and the gang as they play a wide variety of music to entertain and delight the audience. It seems that every month more and more of you are coming out to listen and enjoy everyone from students to professional musicians play. Admission is free but the entertainment is priceless. If you havent been to Accordion Club you are missing something really special. Bring refreshments of your choice and then make it a point to come and listen to these talented individuals who will amaze and astound you with their musical artistry.NewcomersMay 18 at 10 in the morning the Welcoming Committee will hold another Newcomers coffee hour. If youve moved into Cherrywood in the past year and havent been to one of these informative and interesting sessions, please mark this date on your calendar and plan to attend. You wont want to miss out on the free handouts; relaxing introductions to our committee chair people and great information concerning the scores of events and opportunities available at Cherrywood. Free refreshments will be provided so just tell Geri that you plan to attend and then come out and learn how to make the most of the Cherrywood life style.Mens Traveling Pool LeagueAnother fun and challenging season of mens pool concluded with a 9ball tournament that brought together all of the best players from each community. First place was won by Bart Rich of Fairfield Village; second was Frank Marzulle of Oak Run and third place was taken by our own Mick James. Included in the league are teams from On Top of the World; Ocala Palms; Spruce Creek; Oak Run and Rainbow Springs. During the season our Cherrywood teams play one game at home and one game as visitors at each of the other venues. The camaraderie and friendly competition are enjoyed by all once a week and their skill level is something to behold. Spectators are encouraged to come out and support their teams. 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Friday, April 12, 2013 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 16~ Friday, April 12, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Attention everyone in Marion County and especially the communities around Cherrywood. The much anticipated semi-annual yard sale event is on for Saturday, April 20. From 8 a.m. until 1 in the afternoon the friendly folks of Cherrywood will have a wide variety of items for sale. Come out and cruise through our beautiful streets of well kept homes and stop at the many individual garage sales. Youll find lawn furniture; lawn care products; home health care items and household goods. There will be bikes and golf clubs; lamps and appliances; clothes and knick knacks plus much, much more. This is a day of bargain hunting and fun shopping where you can get great deals and free smiles. The Cherrywood yard sale is a must for treasure seekers and bargain hunters.Veterans Club presentation and electionGuest speaker Rhodie Smith wowed those present at the Veterans Club meeting on Thursday, April 4 with her presentation for SECO. Not only did she cover points on how to save money on our utilities but she alerted us to several scams that are being perpetrated on seniors. She was informative; interesting and humorous as she gave her brief but worthwhile talk. Afterward, Rhodie answered questions and passed out several brochures and tip sheets. In appreciation she was presented with a cup and pen from Bill Mahar, Veterans Club president. Election of officers was the next order of business. Your officers for 20132014 are Bill Mahar, president; Joe Gignac, vice president; Rich Hurley, treasurer; Marty Duesel, sergeant at arms; and John Everlove, secretary. All of the officers expressed their deep appreciation for the trust the membership has placed in them and they asked for the continued support of all. Immediately following the election, Ruth Hurley was recognized by Bill Mahar for her two years of service as Secretary. Ruth is a non-voting part of the Veterans Club who volunteered and did an outstanding job documenting the accomplishments and efforts of our club. Following the presentation of a gift certificate to Ruth, the club gave her a well deserved round of applause to thank her. The next meeting will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 2 in the clubhouse. A guest speaker and Memorial Cherrywood community yard sale will be held on April 20 Cherrywood John Everlove Veteran's Club Guest Speaker Rhodie Smith from SECO. Veteran's Club President Bill Mahar presents Ruth Hurley with a certificate of appreciation PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD PAGE17 OCALA LOCATION 352-861-7433 8820 SW HWY. 200#A (1 Mile West of On Top Of The World) WILDWOOD LOCATION 352-748-0222 (Across from Brownwood Square & Behind OSheas Sports Pub 000EF9M PALM RIDGE LOCATION 352-259-8566 Off 466 Behind CVS (Golf Cart Accessible) Authorized E-Z-GO Dealer Since 1991 E-Z-GO Dealer of the Year www.AdvantageGolfCars.com NEW 2013 E-Z-GO RXV FREEDOM 48v: A/C Drive Motor or 13 HP Gas Kawasaki Engine, Both Models Come Standard: 2 Passenger with Independent Front Suspension, Head Lights, Tail Lights, Brake Lights, Horn, Standard Canopy Top, 3 Year Limited Warranty $ 7280 Looks Like New RECONDITIONED E-Z-GO RXVs $ 5500 +tax Reconditioned E-Z-GO, 48v: A/C Drive Motor, 2 Passenger with Independent Front Suspension, Head Lights, Brake Lights, Turn Signals, Horn, Center Mirror, Standard Canopy Top, Full Rain Enclosure, Custom Colors. PLUS choice of ONE of the following accessories FREE: Sand Bottle Cooler Side Mirrors Base Price on New 2013 Gas or Electric Cars Sales Leasing Rentals Service Parts We Service All Major Makes and Models Annual Hearing Test: SMART Annual Hearing Test: GENIUS Free When it comes to hearing loss, the solution is pure and simple. Siemens Pure lets nothing come between you and your world. The hearing device designed for utmost discretion, Pure packs the most advanced hearing technology into an almost invisible, ultra-small size instrument. And theyre rechargeable. Experience this unique hearing device today! 000EI4Z Limited time offer. Expires 4/1813 Pure 101 $ 995 Pure Carat 301 Intuis Life $ 695 $ 1495 Pure you Be yourself with a hearing instrument that blends in your identity. FREE TEST THIS WEEK! www.nutechhearing.com M-F 9:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sat. and Sun. Appt. Needed INVERNESS 352-419-7911 3161-C, E. Gulf to Lake Hwy. 1/2 mile east of Walmart OCALA 352-671-2999 11250 SW 93rd Ct. Rd., Ocala Next to Chilis CRYSTAL RIVER 352-794-6155 1122 N. Suncoast Blvd. (US 19) A block and a half south of Ft. Island Trail Limited time offer. Expires 4/18/13 Limited time offer. Expires 4/18/13 You may qualify for FREE Rechargeable Hearing Aids (no need to change batteries!) ATTENTION FEDERAL WORKERS AND RETIREES Pure power Its tiny, but mighty. Pure has been perfectly engineered to give you exactly the strength you need. ACT TODAY!

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the 2013 Marion Landing Senior Games. More than 100 residents signed up, many for multiple events, which ranged from Bocce to Biking, Softball to Shuffleboard, all kinds of cards, games and sports activities. This annual event will culminate in a Breakfast of Champions on Saturday, April 20, when those who participated in at least 12 of a select 26 events will be presented with the Ed Morgan Fitness Award.Scarf Painting workshopNo experience is necessary to participate in the next silk scarf painting workshop which will be held on Thursday, April 25, from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Lifestyle Center. Led by teacher and local artist Celeste Stadler, the workshop will include complete instructions along with a demonstration and all the supplies you will need to create a beautiful hand-painted silk scarf. A variety of brushes and colors of silk paint will be available for you to use, and you will learn the foil technique in order to accomplish intricate designs with simple paint strokes. The cost of the workshop is $10, and you may choose from a short or long 100 percent silk scarf to paint. Please sign up in advance on the sheet hanging on the Activity Wall in the Lifestyle Center.Basket Weaving classThe next basket weaving class will take place in the Craft Room on Wednesday, April 24, beginning at 9 a.m. Learn how to make a beautiful, handcrafted basket under the direction of Sharon Baiardi and you will complete a basket in a day! It is recommended that you bring a bag lunch. The cost varies depending on the basket you choose, and sign up in advance on the clipboard posted on the Activity Wall in the Lifestyle Center hallway is required for this class. Sit and Be FitThe free Sit and Be Fit video exercise class meets in the Great Room at 10 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. You may join in at any timecome one, 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.Gentle YogaNew members are always welcome to join our Gentle Yoga class which meets each Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Great Room. Improve your physical, spiritual and mental well-being by practicing this ancient art. Our instructor Mary Pat modifies the class to accommodate the fitness level of the participants, with some poses done standing, seated or on a mat. The cost is $5 per class, payable to the instructor. Please bring a yoga mat to 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 352-237-7152 for more information. Trips are open to the general public if space allows. 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 $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 and 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. Join your friends on October 22 and 23 for Pats fall Western-themed casino trip to Fort Lauderdale. For $130 per person, double occupancy, or $170 per person, single occupancy, this two day, one night trip features round trip motor coach from Marion Landing; three casino visits (Hard Rock and Coconut Creek on first day; Coconut Creek on second day); one night at La Quinta Inn with continental breakfast; $60 in free play and $15 food coupons from Coconut Creek, plus a Hard Rock casino package to be determined in August. Get ready for games, refreshments, prizes and surprises on the bus, but reserve your seat early because Pats trips always sell out fast. Mark your calendar for Jan. 19 to 26, 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. Our Travel Club has made plans for a terrific European riverboat cruise on the Elbe River in March 2014. Relax and enjoy time in Berlin, Dresden, Wittenberg and Prague. The trip includes airfare, two nights in Prague, seven nights aboard the M/S River Allegro in an outside cabin, two nights in Berlin, 28 meals and 10 exclusive included tours. Call Liz for more information.Friday, April 12, 2013 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 14~ Friday, April 12, 2013 www.smcitizen.com At the Apr. 2 Tuesday Social, Board 2nd Vice President Bill Wurst presented Jerry Mills with the Marion Landing Volunteer Recognition Award. In his introduction, Bill said, This person has lived in Marion Landing since 1995. He has been very active for all these years, and Marion Landing has benefitted from all his volunteering and enjoyed his sense of humor. He has been in charge of Darts for the Senior Games and also has been in charge of Euchre, Cribbage and Hand and Foot. Were glad he emigrated from the U.K. to be with us. Last month, the Monday afternoon Hand and Foot group surprised him with a birthday cake for his 90th birthday. You might have guessed by now, our Volunteer Recognition Award recipient is Jerry Mills. Jerrys engraved plaque will join the more than 154 other volunteers recognized by the community since 2001, all of which are posted in the Lifestyle Center. Award recipients are chosen from a list of residents who are nominated for the award by their peers. If you would like to nominate a fellow resident for a volunteer recognition award, please forward your recommendation, in writing, to a Board member, member of the Activities Support Committee, or the Activities Director.Prestige 55This month, our Tuesday speaker will be Joanne Robinson, Prestige 55 Coordinator from Munroe Regional Medical Center. Prestige 55 is a senior wellness and prevention program whose major goals are to provide meaningful programs and services to their members that improve overall health, reduce disease and celebrate life through community involvement, leisure activities and increased physical activity. They provide hundreds of educational programs led by topnotch physicians and professionals on topics such as healthy aging, heart disease, diabetes and skin cancer, to name a few. Leisure activities include trips, tours, classes and speakers, some of which include meals or refreshments. To learn more about what Prestige 55 has to offer, please plan on staying after the Tuesday Social on April 16 to learn more about this important community service.Next Shuffleboard challengeNow that the weather has gotten a little warmer, weve moved the day and time of our matches. The next Ladies vs. Men Shuffleboard Challenge is scheduled for next Friday, April 19, at 7 p.m. Ladies, its time for a victory, and were rooting for you. The match is open to all residents, and anyone who would like to participate should put their name on the sign-up sheet hanging on the Activity Wall in the Lifestyle Center. Or just come by and cheer for your friends and neighbors. All are welcome.Residents performAfter the March 26 Tuesday morning Social, Dotty Bouchet and Lina Vallejo performed a few musical favorites and dedicated two songs to fellow residents Jackie Santone and Marie Callog. Linas operatic background and Dottys stylish and whimsical manner were very entertaining, and their performances are always enjoyed and a treat for us all. Thank you, Dotty and Lina.Owls take residenceTwo Great Horned Owl chicks can be found nesting in a tree and carefully watch over their territory as folks pass by. They probably have found out that Marion Landing is a great place to live!Senior Games funLadies Bowling is just one of the 40 events planned in which residents participate and compete as part of Volunteer, 90, recognized at Marion Landing Tuesday Social Marion Landing Diane Bress PHOTO BY DIANE BRESSMarion Landing Volunteer Recognition Award recipient Jerry Mills, left, with Board Second Vice President Bill Wurst. PLEASESEELANDING PAGE15 LANDINGCONTINUED FROM PAGE 14 PHOTO BY DIANE BRESSMary Jane Welsh, right begins her approach at the 2013 Marion Landing Senior Games Ladies Bowling event while Martha Nierenberg, Jan Sekurski, Carolyn Salzlein, Donna Schmidt and Dot Toneske (left to right) look on. Keeping score are Ken Welsh and Charlie Leagra. PHOTO BY DUANE SEPPERTwo Great Horned Owl chicks. 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. DARRELLS DINER 8441 #105 SW SR 200 T u es., April 23 1 1 :00 AM Lunch REDS REST A URANT 841 1 N. SR 200 W e d., April 24 10:00 AM Lunch REDS REST A URANT 841 1 N. SR 200 Mon., April 29 10:00 AM Lunch 000ELR W (352) 369-9933 7380 SW 60th Ave., Suite 1, Ocala, FL 34476 Certified Public Accountants Wealth Management & Financial Planning Tax return preparation starting at $175 for Basic 1040 Form All state returns Free E-File Complimentary 30-minute conference for new clients. 000EH2D The Baker Financial Group Quiet Oaks 11311 SW 95th Circle Near 484 off of SR 200 behind Soapys Carwash 352-861-2088 000EKWX Stop By For A Visit & See Why V OTED THE BEST LICENSE #AL9315 000EHZM Clothing Purses Shoes ACCEPTING NEW CONSIGNMENTS THEDRESSINGROOMOCALA @ YAHOO COM C ALL FOR C ONSIGNMENT I NFORMATION 352-237-5478 7256 SW 62 ND A VENUE S UITE 3, O CALA M ON F RI 10 TO 5 S AT 10 TO 3 FORMAL WEAR CRUISE WEAR DESIGNER CLOTHING Chicos, Coldwater Creek, Jones New York, Ann Taylor, Krashetta Stenay, and many more! We Are The New Supplier For Habersham Candle Co. Flameless Candles 000EIMX CLEANMASTER CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING G ET A H EAD S TART O N S PRING C LEANING C ALL T ODAY Servicing All Of Citrus & Marion County For 25 Years 489-4844 O W N E R D O E S T H E W O R K We Also Have Outdoor Pressure Cleaning Available. Call for pricing. 25 Years Carpet Cleaning Sofa & Love Seat $ 65 Dryer & Vent Cleaning Special $ 50 $ 18 Per Room 9045 SW HWY 200 Ocala, Florida 34481 352-861-9473 Specializing in the like-new car, without the new car price! Come see us and see why buying a new car never makes sense! Dont Worry Buy with confidence! All Wise Way vehicles are certified! www.wisewayautoinc.com Auto Sales, Inc. Family Owned & Operated Since 1999 South Marion Citizens readers Choice Poll #1 Used Car Dealer for 7 Consecutive Years! Mention this ad and get 3 years of FREE service with your next vehicle purchase! 000EJMH Best of the Best four years in a row HOURS: Mon. Fri. 10am 5pm Hearing Aid Centers A NAME YOU CAN TRUST WITH OVER 1500 LOCATIONS NATIONWIDE FREE HEARING AIDS FOR ALL FEDERAL WORKERS & RETIREES *No Co-Pay or Exam Fee Inside Walmart Hwy. 200 & Corner 484, Ocala 352-291-1467 000EIHD Inside Crystal River Mall Across from K-Mart 352-795-1484 Inside Sears Paddock Mall 352-237-1665 F e d e r a l G o v e r n m e n t I n s u r a n c e C o d e # 1 0 4 # 1 0 5 # 1 1 1 o r # 1 1 2 C H E C K Y O U R Q U A L I F I C A T I O N S C A L L 3 5 2 2 9 1 1 4 6 7 BC/BS LIMIT 1 COUPON PER VISIT. LIMIT 2 PACKS PER VISIT. One More Week! BATTERIES PREMIUM ZINC BATTERIES 99 FREE HEARING TEST FREE REPAIRS (IN OFFICE ONLY) HEARING AID Fits 30 DB Loss Full Shell #ME200 $ 695 .00 Ocalas Only 4-Star Accommodations for Your Pet Ocalas Only 4-Star Accommodations for Your Pet Tour our unique facility and you be the judge! 352-861-4566 Tour our unique facility and you be the judge! 352-861-4566 B o a r d i n g G r o o m i n g Boarding Grooming 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala www.palmettokennels.com 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala www.palmettokennels.com 000EC46 Kennel Pet Sitting Kennel Grooming Pet Sitting L o o k f o r u s o n F a c e b o o k L o o k f o r u s Look for us o n F a c e b o o k on Facebook 000EIXF 000ELSV 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!!! Tuesday, April 16th @ 2:30 PM EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE Dr. Rajnikant Patel, Ocala Family Care, PA will discuss the dangers of high blood pressure and what to do to correct this health issue. Friday, April 19th @ 2:00 PM SOCIAL HOUR Sing and swing with the talented Mr. October, a favorite among our residents. Light hors doeuvres will be served. Tuesday, April 30th @ 2:30 PM FALL PREVENTION PHYSICAL THERAPY Join us to learn how you or a loved one can benefit from one-on-one physical therapy to gain strength and prevent falls. This seminar presented by Holly Porter, Community and Physician Liaison, Florida Home Care Specialists. HOT T O PICS A T THE BRIDGE 000EL3L S t L o u i s P r o d u c t i o n S t L o u i s P r o d u c t i o n St Louis Production Presents a M others Day M Celebration Come, celebrate & enjoy an evening of fun Live Performances Dinner will be served At The American Legion Hall 516 NE Sanchez A ve. Ocala, FL 34470 V ini Fete A vek Nou...La Fte Sera Grandiose! Contact & Info: Noel St Louis (267) 255-1424 Adm. $ 20.00 Saturday May 1 1, 2013 6 PM 10 PM

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the 2013 Marion Landing Senior Games. More than 100 residents signed up, many for multiple events, which ranged from Bocce to Biking, Softball to Shuffleboard, all kinds of cards, games and sports activities. This annual event will culminate in a Breakfast of Champions on Saturday, April 20, when those who participated in at least 12 of a select 26 events will be presented with the Ed Morgan Fitness Award.Scarf Painting workshopNo experience is necessary to participate in the next silk scarf painting workshop which will be held on Thursday, April 25, from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Lifestyle Center. Led by teacher and local artist Celeste Stadler, the workshop will include complete instructions along with a demonstration and all the supplies you will need to create a beautiful hand-painted silk scarf. A variety of brushes and colors of silk paint will be available for you to use, and you will learn the foil technique in order to accomplish intricate designs with simple paint strokes. The cost of the workshop is $10, and you may choose from a short or long 100 percent silk scarf to paint. Please sign up in advance on the sheet hanging on the Activity Wall in the Lifestyle Center.Basket Weaving classThe next basket weaving class will take place in the Craft Room on Wednesday, April 24, beginning at 9 a.m. Learn how to make a beautiful, handcrafted basket under the direction of Sharon Baiardi and you will complete a basket in a day! It is recommended that you bring a bag lunch. The cost varies depending on the basket you choose, and sign up in advance on the clipboard posted on the Activity Wall in the Lifestyle Center hallway is required for this class. Sit and Be FitThe free Sit and Be Fit video exercise class meets in the Great Room at 10 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. You may join in at any timecome one, 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.Gentle YogaNew members are always welcome to join our Gentle Yoga class which meets each Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Great Room. Improve your physical, spiritual and mental well-being by practicing this ancient art. Our instructor Mary Pat modifies the class to accommodate the fitness level of the participants, with some poses done standing, seated or on a mat. The cost is $5 per class, payable to the instructor. Please bring a yoga mat to 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 352-237-7152 for more information. Trips are open to the general public if space allows. 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 $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 and 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. Join your friends on October 22 and 23 for Pats fall Western-themed casino trip to Fort Lauderdale. For $130 per person, double occupancy, or $170 per person, single occupancy, this two day, one night trip features round trip motor coach from Marion Landing; three casino visits (Hard Rock and Coconut Creek on first day; Coconut Creek on second day); one night at La Quinta Inn with continental breakfast; $60 in free play and $15 food coupons from Coconut Creek, plus a Hard Rock casino package to be determined in August. Get ready for games, refreshments, prizes and surprises on the bus, but reserve your seat early because Pats trips always sell out fast. Mark your calendar for Jan. 19 to 26, 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. Our Travel Club has made plans for a terrific European riverboat cruise on the Elbe River in March 2014. Relax and enjoy time in Berlin, Dresden, Wittenberg and Prague. The trip includes airfare, two nights in Prague, seven nights aboard the M/S River Allegro in an outside cabin, two nights in Berlin, 28 meals and 10 exclusive included tours. Call Liz for more information.Friday, April 12, 2013 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 14~ Friday, April 12, 2013 www.smcitizen.com At the Apr. 2 Tuesday Social, Board 2nd Vice President Bill Wurst presented Jerry Mills with the Marion Landing Volunteer Recognition Award. In his introduction, Bill said, This person has lived in Marion Landing since 1995. He has been very active for all these years, and Marion Landing has benefitted from all his volunteering and enjoyed his sense of humor. He has been in charge of Darts for the Senior Games and also has been in charge of Euchre, Cribbage and Hand and Foot. Were glad he emigrated from the U.K. to be with us. Last month, the Monday afternoon Hand and Foot group surprised him with a birthday cake for his 90th birthday. You might have guessed by now, our Volunteer Recognition Award recipient is Jerry Mills. Jerrys engraved plaque will join the more than 154 other volunteers recognized by the community since 2001, all of which are posted in the Lifestyle Center. Award recipients are chosen from a list of residents who are nominated for the award by their peers. If you would like to nominate a fellow resident for a volunteer recognition award, please forward your recommendation, in writing, to a Board member, member of the Activities Support Committee, or the Activities Director.Prestige 55This month, our Tuesday speaker will be Joanne Robinson, Prestige 55 Coordinator from Munroe Regional Medical Center. Prestige 55 is a senior wellness and prevention program whose major goals are to provide meaningful programs and services to their members that improve overall health, reduce disease and celebrate life through community involvement, leisure activities and increased physical activity. They provide hundreds of educational programs led by topnotch physicians and professionals on topics such as healthy aging, heart disease, diabetes and skin cancer, to name a few. Leisure activities include trips, tours, classes and speakers, some of which include meals or refreshments. To learn more about what Prestige 55 has to offer, please plan on staying after the Tuesday Social on April 16 to learn more about this important community service.Next Shuffleboard challengeNow that the weather has gotten a little warmer, weve moved the day and time of our matches. The next Ladies vs. Men Shuffleboard Challenge is scheduled for next Friday, April 19, at 7 p.m. Ladies, its time for a victory, and were rooting for you. The match is open to all residents, and anyone who would like to participate should put their name on the sign-up sheet hanging on the Activity Wall in the Lifestyle Center. Or just come by and cheer for your friends and neighbors. All are welcome.Residents performAfter the March 26 Tuesday morning Social, Dotty Bouchet and Lina Vallejo performed a few musical favorites and dedicated two songs to fellow residents Jackie Santone and Marie Callog. Linas operatic background and Dottys stylish and whimsical manner were very entertaining, and their performances are always enjoyed and a treat for us all. Thank you, Dotty and Lina.Owls take residenceTwo Great Horned Owl chicks can be found nesting in a tree and carefully watch over their territory as folks pass by. They probably have found out that Marion Landing is a great place to live!Senior Games funLadies Bowling is just one of the 40 events planned in which residents participate and compete as part of Volunteer, 90, recognized at Marion Landing Tuesday Social Marion Landing Diane Bress PHOTO BY DIANE BRESSMarion Landing Volunteer Recognition Award recipient Jerry Mills, left, with Board Second Vice President Bill Wurst. PLEASESEELANDING PAGE15 LANDINGCONTINUED FROM PAGE 14 PHOTO BY DIANE BRESSMary Jane Welsh, right begins her approach at the 2013 Marion Landing Senior Games Ladies Bowling event while Martha Nierenberg, Jan Sekurski, Carolyn Salzlein, Donna Schmidt and Dot Toneske (left to right) look on. Keeping score are Ken Welsh and Charlie Leagra. PHOTO BY DUANE SEPPERTwo Great Horned Owl chicks. 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. DARRELLS DINER 8441 #105 SW SR 200 T u es., April 23 1 1 :00 AM Lunch REDS REST A URANT 841 1 N. SR 200 W e d., April 24 10:00 AM Lunch REDS REST A URANT 841 1 N. SR 200 Mon., April 29 10:00 AM Lunch 000ELR W (352) 369-9933 7380 SW 60th Ave., Suite 1, Ocala, FL 34476 Certified Public Accountants Wealth Management & Financial Planning Tax return preparation starting at $175 for Basic 1040 Form All state returns Free E-File Complimentary 30-minute conference for new clients. 000EH2D The Baker Financial Group Quiet Oaks 11311 SW 95th Circle Near 484 off of SR 200 behind Soapys Carwash 352-861-2088 000EKWX Stop By For A Visit & See Why V OTED THE BEST LICENSE #AL9315 000EHZM Clothing Purses Shoes ACCEPTING NEW CONSIGNMENTS THEDRESSINGROOMOCALA @ YAHOO COM C ALL FOR C ONSIGNMENT I NFORMATION 352-237-5478 7256 SW 62 ND A VENUE S UITE 3, O CALA M ON F RI 10 TO 5 S AT 10 TO 3 FORMAL WEAR CRUISE WEAR DESIGNER CLOTHING Chicos, Coldwater Creek, Jones New York, Ann Taylor, Krashetta Stenay, and many more! We Are The New Supplier For Habersham Candle Co. Flameless Candles 000EIMX CLEANMASTER CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING G ET A H EAD S TART O N S PRING C LEANING C ALL T ODAY Servicing All Of Citrus & Marion County For 25 Years 489-4844 O W N E R D O E S T H E W O R K We Also Have Outdoor Pressure Cleaning Available. Call for pricing. 25 Years Carpet Cleaning Sofa & Love Seat $ 65 Dryer & Vent Cleaning Special $ 50 $ 18 Per Room 9045 SW HWY 200 Ocala, Florida 34481 352-861-9473 Specializing in the like-new car, without the new car price! Come see us and see why buying a new car never makes sense! Dont Worry Buy with confidence! All Wise Way vehicles are certified! www.wisewayautoinc.com Auto Sales, Inc. Family Owned & Operated Since 1999 South Marion Citizens readers Choice Poll #1 Used Car Dealer for 7 Consecutive Years! Mention this ad and get 3 years of FREE service with your next vehicle purchase! 000EJMH Best of the Best four years in a row HOURS: Mon. Fri. 10am 5pm Hearing Aid Centers A NAME YOU CAN TRUST WITH OVER 1500 LOCATIONS NATIONWIDE FREE HEARING AIDS FOR ALL FEDERAL WORKERS & RETIREES *No Co-Pay or Exam Fee Inside Walmart Hwy. 200 & Corner 484, Ocala 352-291-1467 000EIHD Inside Crystal River Mall Across from K-Mart 352-795-1484 Inside Sears Paddock Mall 352-237-1665 F e d e r a l G o v e r n m e n t I n s u r a n c e C o d e # 1 0 4 # 1 0 5 # 1 1 1 o r # 1 1 2 C H E C K Y O U R Q U A L I F I C A T I O N S C A L L 3 5 2 2 9 1 1 4 6 7 BC/BS LIMIT 1 COUPON PER VISIT. LIMIT 2 PACKS PER VISIT. One More Week! BATTERIES PREMIUM ZINC BATTERIES 99 FREE HEARING TEST FREE REPAIRS (IN OFFICE ONLY) HEARING AID Fits 30 DB Loss Full Shell #ME200 $ 695 .00 Ocalas Only 4-Star Accommodations for Your Pet Ocalas Only 4-Star Accommodations for Your Pet Tour our unique facility and you be the judge! 352-861-4566 Tour our unique facility and you be the judge! 352-861-4566 B o a r d i n g G r o o m i n g Boarding Grooming 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala www.palmettokennels.com 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala www.palmettokennels.com 000EC46 Kennel Pet Sitting Kennel Grooming Pet Sitting L o o k f o r u s o n F a c e b o o k L o o k f o r u s Look for us o n F a c e b o o k on Facebook 000EIXF 000ELSV 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!!! Tuesday, April 16th @ 2:30 PM EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE Dr. Rajnikant Patel, Ocala Family Care, PA will discuss the dangers of high blood pressure and what to do to correct this health issue. Friday, April 19th @ 2:00 PM SOCIAL HOUR Sing and swing with the talented Mr. October, a favorite among our residents. Light hors doeuvres will be served. Tuesday, April 30th @ 2:30 PM FALL PREVENTION PHYSICAL THERAPY Join us to learn how you or a loved one can benefit from one-on-one physical therapy to gain strength and prevent falls. This seminar presented by Holly Porter, Community and Physician Liaison, Florida Home Care Specialists. HOT T O PICS A T THE BRIDGE 000EL3L S t L o u i s P r o d u c t i o n S t L o u i s P r o d u c t i o n St Louis Production Presents a M others Day M Celebration Come, celebrate & enjoy an evening of fun Live Performances Dinner will be served At The American Legion Hall 516 NE Sanchez A ve. Ocala, FL 34470 V ini Fete A vek Nou...La Fte Sera Grandiose! Contact & Info: Noel St Louis (267) 255-1424 Adm. $ 20.00 Saturday May 1 1, 2013 6 PM 10 PM

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Friday, April 12, 2013 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 16~ Friday, April 12, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Attention everyone in Marion County and especially the communities around Cherrywood. The much anticipated semi-annual yard sale event is on for Saturday, April 20. From 8 a.m. until 1 in the afternoon the friendly folks of Cherrywood will have a wide variety of items for sale. Come out and cruise through our beautiful streets of well kept homes and stop at the many individual garage sales. Youll find lawn furniture; lawn care products; home health care items and household goods. There will be bikes and golf clubs; lamps and appliances; clothes and knick knacks plus much, much more. This is a day of bargain hunting and fun shopping where you can get great deals and free smiles. The Cherrywood yard sale is a must for treasure seekers and bargain hunters.Veterans Club presentation and electionGuest speaker Rhodie Smith wowed those present at the Veterans Club meeting on Thursday, April 4 with her presentation for SECO. Not only did she cover points on how to save money on our utilities but she alerted us to several scams that are being perpetrated on seniors. She was informative; interesting and humorous as she gave her brief but worthwhile talk. Afterward, Rhodie answered questions and passed out several brochures and tip sheets. In appreciation she was presented with a cup and pen from Bill Mahar, Veterans Club president. Election of officers was the next order of business. Your officers for 20132014 are Bill Mahar, president; Joe Gignac, vice president; Rich Hurley, treasurer; Marty Duesel, sergeant at arms; and John Everlove, secretary. All of the officers expressed their deep appreciation for the trust the membership has placed in them and they asked for the continued support of all. Immediately following the election, Ruth Hurley was recognized by Bill Mahar for her two years of service as Secretary. Ruth is a non-voting part of the Veterans Club who volunteered and did an outstanding job documenting the accomplishments and efforts of our club. Following the presentation of a gift certificate to Ruth, the club gave her a well deserved round of applause to thank her. The next meeting will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 2 in the clubhouse. A guest speaker and Memorial Cherrywood community yard sale will be held on April 20 Cherrywood John Everlove Veteran's Club Guest Speaker Rhodie Smith from SECO. Veteran's Club President Bill Mahar presents Ruth Hurley with a certificate of appreciation PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD PAGE17 OCALA LOCATION 352-861-7433 8820 SW HWY. 200#A (1 Mile West of On Top Of The World) WILDWOOD LOCATION 352-748-0222 (Across from Brownwood Square & Behind OSheas Sports Pub 000EF9M PALM RIDGE LOCATION 352-259-8566 Off 466 Behind CVS (Golf Cart Accessible) Authorized E-Z-GO Dealer Since 1991 E-Z-GO Dealer of the Year www.AdvantageGolfCars.com NEW 2013 E-Z-GO RXV FREEDOM 48v: A/C Drive Motor or 13 HP Gas Kawasaki Engine, Both Models Come Standard: 2 Passenger with Independent Front Suspension, Head Lights, Tail Lights, Brake Lights, Horn, Standard Canopy Top, 3 Year Limited Warranty $ 7280 Looks Like New RECONDITIONED E-Z-GO RXVs $ 5500 +tax Reconditioned E-Z-GO, 48v: A/C Drive Motor, 2 Passenger with Independent Front Suspension, Head Lights, Brake Lights, Turn Signals, Horn, Center Mirror, Standard Canopy Top, Full Rain Enclosure, Custom Colors. PLUS choice of ONE of the following accessories FREE: Sand Bottle Cooler Side Mirrors Base Price on New 2013 Gas or Electric Cars Sales Leasing Rentals Service Parts We Service All Major Makes and Models Annual Hearing Test: SMART Annual Hearing Test: GENIUS Free When it comes to hearing loss, the solution is pure and simple. Siemens Pure lets nothing come between you and your world. The hearing device designed for utmost discretion, Pure packs the most advanced hearing technology into an almost invisible, ultra-small size instrument. And theyre rechargeable. Experience this unique hearing device today! 000EI4Z Limited time offer. Expires 4/1813 Pure 101 $ 995 Pure Carat 301 Intuis Life $ 695 $ 1495 Pure you Be yourself with a hearing instrument that blends in your identity. FREE TEST THIS WEEK! www.nutechhearing.com M-F 9:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sat. and Sun. Appt. Needed INVERNESS 352-419-7911 3161-C, E. Gulf to Lake Hwy. 1/2 mile east of Walmart OCALA 352-671-2999 11250 SW 93rd Ct. Rd., Ocala Next to Chilis CRYSTAL RIVER 352-794-6155 1122 N. Suncoast Blvd. (US 19) A block and a half south of Ft. Island Trail Limited time offer. Expires 4/18/13 Limited time offer. Expires 4/18/13 You may qualify for FREE Rechargeable Hearing Aids (no need to change batteries!) ATTENTION FEDERAL WORKERS AND RETIREES Pure power Its tiny, but mighty. Pure has been perfectly engineered to give you exactly the strength you need. ACT TODAY!

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Friday, April 12, 2013 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 12~ Friday, April 12, 2013 www.smcitizen.com TO ADVERTISECall854-3986 ADVER T ISING a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 14: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Friendship Fellowship Luncheon follows the Worship Service. Monday, April 15: Bible Study, 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 16: Womens Crafts and Fellowship, 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 16: Womens Ministry Meeting, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, 17: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Thursday, April 18: Praise and Prayer Group, 9 a.m. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, http://www.ccomc.org.Free English classesCollege Road Baptist Church, 5010 S.W. College Road, continues teaching ESL (English as Second Language) each Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. Classes are free, as is child care, and youth programs. Assistance with applying for citizenship is also offered. Enroll any Wednesday evening. Call 352-8546981, or 352-237-5641 for more information.St. John the BaptistSt. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Dunnellon will be holding a Womens Emmaus Retreat on May 24-26. All women seeking spiritual renewal are invited to attend. Please call the office 352-489-3166 or email mail@stjohncc.com for more information.St. Jude Catholic CommunityCreole Masses for the Haitians in our community are celebrated every second and fourth Sunday of the month at 5 p.m. The next dates are April 14 and 28. Classes for Spanish as a second language continue to be offered every Thursday starting at 3:30 p.m. for beginners. Spanish dinner at St. Jude Experience Latin cuisine at our annual Hispanic Dinner on Saturday, April 13, at 5:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall of St. Jude Catholic Community located at 443 Marion Oaks Drive in Marion Oaks. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children under the age of 10. Tickets can be purchased after all weekend Masses. RELIGIONCONTINUED FROM PAGE 10 BY ELOISE HOLLYFIELD ejh2025@gmail.comClub news and softball make up this weeks OTOW Happenings.New England ClubAt the March meeting of the New England Club, the tables were beautifully decorated in celebration of St. Patricks Day. Refreshments also reflected a St. Patricks Day theme. President Donnamarie listed the total membership by state. All New England states were well represented, with more members from Massachusetts than any of the other states. Matthew Grow, manager of the Ocala International Airport, was the guest speaker. Attendees learned of current issues and future plans for the airport. One concern highlighted was that the control tower might be closed. Mr. Grow, however, stated he did not expect the possible closing to affect the amount of traffic at the airport; alas, it was later announced that the control tower will, in fact, be closed. Members donated 84 pairs of crew socks plus $46 for the purchase of additional socks for veterans. The April 18 meeting will be held in the Arbor Club ballroom at 1 p.m. The guest speaker will be a representative from the Sheriff Departments K-9 unit. The final meeting of the season will take place on May 16 and will feature a pizza party. For those who plan to attend the May meeting, please sign up in advance so there is an accurate count so that the correct number of pizzas can be ordered. Coffee is provided by the club; refreshments are provided by club members, but one should bring his or her own water or soda. There is always a 50/50 drawing as well as other opportunities to win door prizes. New members are always welcome, so come join the fun. One does not have to be from New England to join the club; a love of New England is all that is needed. For more information, contact Donnamarie at 207-212-6529.Softball LeagueIts been quite a month at the softball field. These old seniors just dont give up making plays that amaze almost anyone. Forget that the baseball season is upon us. Do you want to see some real players who will add excitement and laughter to your life? Well, come on down any Monday or Wednesday morning and see your neighbors make you feel young again! The WiseWay team continues to hold on to first place but has lost some ground as the Dr. Dunn team has moved into one game of first place. Close behind, though, is a three-way tie for third place, shared by The Cebert Wealth, Tee Pee Tire and Great Clips teams, with only two games behind the first place leader. Its now a toss-up as to who will take over first place. The teams are now readying themselves for the final month of softball. Unfortunately the Overholser team has lost some players and is having a difficult time getting a win, while the Great Clips and Tee Pee Tire, which were headed to the basement a month ago, have suddenly been resurrected and are playing super ball. There are still quite a few games to go, so anything can happen that could change the whole outlook of the standings. For now, though, its a tight race to the finish, and you can see the excitement in the players. Come on down and enjoy the fun. TEAM WON LOSS 3-Wiseway-Jimmy 2218 1-Dr Dunn-Kenny 2119 5-Cebert Wealth-Bill 20 20 2-Great Clips-Paul 20 20 4-Tee Pee Tire-Tom 20 20 6-Overholser-Roger 17 23 Club news and softball at OTOW Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com Day will be the major topics of that meeting with free liquid refreshments to follow on the patio. CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 17 Trivia nightWednesday April 17 at 7 p.m., be sure to come to the Clubhouse for another thrilling evening of Trivia with emcee Donna James. This months topics are Mothers Day and spring. We especially invite those of you who have not yet attended Trivia night. Heres how it works; people are divided into teams of three or four people. If you have your own team thats fine but if not, come on out and youll be put with a team. Before the game begins, each team gets an answer sheet. Donna then flashes the questions on our new big screen and players put down their best answer to each question. At the end of the night, the sheets are graded with prizes to the first and second place teams. It only costs a dollar to enter the game and all proceeds go to the Wounded Warrior Project so even if you lose, you win. Be sure to bring some refreshments with you; sodas; adult beverages; chips; cheese; crackers or anything else youd like. Trivia has been growing with more and more people coming out for a fun and relaxing evening of friendly competition. Bring your knowledge; your snacks and your sense of humor for a great night of entertainment. Spring Fling DanceOur first dance of the spring and summer season is going to be on Saturday, April 20 in the clubhouse with Rich Becotte spinning the CDs. Finger foods will be provided along with lemonade and iced tea but you are welcome to bring along your own beverages. Dont miss this always fun evening of dancing and fellowship with your friends and neighbors. Of course there will be raffles and door prizes and just good times. The evenings entertainment begins at 7 and goes until 10 p.m., so come on out and enjoy a night of fun. See Geri for your tickets; only $2 per person.Crazy, Whacky Fashion ShowWhat, you ask is a Crazy, Whacky Fashion Show? Your reporter is at a loss to answer that but it sounds fascinating. On May 15 at 1 p.m. some of our residents, both male and female, will be modeling the latest; most stylish; most chic; designer fashions of the season or probably not. Actually, contestants are limited to a $15 budget and the clothing can come from thrift shops; resale outlets or the individuals own closet. Once put together, the people will model their own outfits much to the delight of the spectators. This promises to be one funny event with Rich Becotte playing the runway music and any resident who wishes to take part can show off their style. Admission is only $2 and desserts will be provided assuming that you arent laughing too hard to eat. You wont want to miss out on this comedic first for Cherrywood so plan to get your tickets from Geri and cheer on our models. You may want to bring your cameras along with any beverage that you might like or need. This should be a riot so dont miss out. Accordion ClubApril 24 from 5:30 until 9 the Clubhouse will again ring out with the music of our Accordion Club. Come out and see Dick Richards and the gang as they play a wide variety of music to entertain and delight the audience. It seems that every month more and more of you are coming out to listen and enjoy everyone from students to professional musicians play. Admission is free but the entertainment is priceless. If you havent been to Accordion Club you are missing something really special. Bring refreshments of your choice and then make it a point to come and listen to these talented individuals who will amaze and astound you with their musical artistry.NewcomersMay 18 at 10 in the morning the Welcoming Committee will hold another Newcomers coffee hour. If youve moved into Cherrywood in the past year and havent been to one of these informative and interesting sessions, please mark this date on your calendar and plan to attend. You wont want to miss out on the free handouts; relaxing introductions to our committee chair people and great information concerning the scores of events and opportunities available at Cherrywood. Free refreshments will be provided so just tell Geri that you plan to attend and then come out and learn how to make the most of the Cherrywood life style.Mens Traveling Pool LeagueAnother fun and challenging season of mens pool concluded with a 9ball tournament that brought together all of the best players from each community. First place was won by Bart Rich of Fairfield Village; second was Frank Marzulle of Oak Run and third place was taken by our own Mick James. Included in the league are teams from On Top of the World; Ocala Palms; Spruce Creek; Oak Run and Rainbow Springs. During the season our Cherrywood teams play one game at home and one game as visitors at each of the other venues. The camaraderie and friendly competition are enjoyed by all once a week and their skill level is something to behold. Spectators are encouraged to come out and support their teams. Cherrywood fields two teams each season with Team 1 consisting of Rich Hurley, Captain; Larry Lee; Ray Tafilowski and Frank Blair. Team 2 is made up of Dave Bragdon, Captain; Fabio Ruiz; Mick James; Jim Hall; John Fazio and Larry Murray. George Wilson and Ron Sanders are subs for the team and managed to see a lot of action this season. For those in our community who are fans of playing or watching pool; you are encouraged to come and sign up or just cheer on your Cherrywood players. Just a reminder that if youd like to play pool for fun or to learn the game; open pool is available at 9 a.m. most mornings in the clubhouse. All our men are welcome.Honor FlightHonor Flight is a special program designed to give all World War II veterans an opportunity to view the magnificent memorial in Washington D.C. designed to honor their accomplishments and recognize their sacrifices. SEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE18 Dr. Stubrud, Dr. Sands and Dr. Simpson Chiropractic, Massage, Acupuncture N 1/4 Mi. 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Friday, April 12, 2013 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 18~ Friday, April 12, 2013 www.smcitizen.com cort who pays his/her own air fare and expenses to be with each veteran. The veterans are given a VIP tour of the monument and honored by dignitaries in D.C. On May 23 between 8:30 and 9 p.m. one of the last Honor Flights will arrive at Ocala International Airport with their special passengers on board. We would like a large crowd of Cherrywood residents to be there with the community to welcome home these heroes; members of the Greatest Generation. Small flags will be distributed to all who attend so that these individuals can see how much they are appreciated for what they have done. Please make a note on your calendar to be present at this special welcoming home event. Contact Bill Mahar if you plan to attend so that we can make sure we have enough flags for everyone.Memorial DayWhile many people will be celebrating Memorial Day on Monday, May 27, as always, your Cherrywood Veterans Club will celebrate Memorial Day on May 30, the actual Memorial Day. At 11 a.m. our service will begin with the presentation of flags in front of the clubhouse. A guest speaker will give a short talk; our fallen veterans will be remembered; a wreath will be presented and taps will sound. With dignity and solemnity, Memorial Day will be set aside to honor those who have given their all for our nation. Immediately following the service, luncheon will be served consisting of hamburgers and hot dogs; Cole slaw and beans; lemonade and iced tea. We are asking our residents to bring a dessert to pass. The ceremony is free to all residents of not only our community but of the entire county who wish to attend. Meal tickets are $7 each for the picnic lunch that follows the service and they can be obtained from Geri in the clubhouse. This is one of our major fund raisers for the year so come out and pay your respects to those who gave so much and support your local Veterans Club. You are welcome to bring beverages of your choice to the luncheon.Wine Tasting partyThere are still a few tickets left for the free Wine Tasting party on May 14. This promises to be both entertaining and informative so you dont want to miss out. When you have completed your session, you will be able to impress family and friends with your knowledge and taste. The first of two programs begins at 5:30 with a selection of primarily sweet wines. Our second show begins at 7:30 with mostly dry wines being featured. If you are particularly adventurous, you can get tickets to both shows from Geri. Joe, our Wine Consultant from PRP Wine International will host these two shows. Because of limited seating, these shows are limited to Cherrywood residents only. See you at the Wine Tasting party.Kentucky Derby DayOnce again the Cherrywood Social Committee will be presenting the fastest two minutes in sports with the Kentucky Derby Race Day festivities. Starting at 5 racing fans from Cherrywood will gather at the Clubhouse to watch this spectacular event and cheer on their favorite horse. Ladies, wear your most festive hat either tailor made or hand made and take a chance on winning one of three prizes for your efforts. Enjoy a Mint Julep for a CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 17 Mick James lines up a shot. PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD PAGE20 000EKLL 000EK6V NOW BUYING GOLD, PLATINUM, SILVER, FLATWARE, COINS, DIAMONDS, WATCHES & GOLD-FILLED JEWELRY YOUR UNWANTED JEWELRY COULD BE WORTH LOTS OF MONEY! 6333 SW STATE ROAD 200 854-66 22 WE CAN COME TO YOU! WANT TO KNOW WHAT ITS WORTH? WANT TO KNOW WHAT ITS WORTH? Open MF 9-5 We buy large diamonds 1 CT or larger Come On In Or We Can Come To You! WE PAY CASH We buy all premium watches and all gold watches US & Foreign Silver Coins US & Foreign Gold Coins Stamped Sterling Flatware & Ser vice Sets C A S H H A N D E D O U T O N T H E S P O T C A S H H A N D E D O U T O N T H E S P O T CASH HANDED OUT ON THE SPOT 8k, 10k, 14k, 18k, 22k, 2 4 k, Dental Gold & Platunum W ANT TO KNOW WHA T S IN THA T OLD JEWELR Y BOX ? L ET US HELP C ALL 854-6622 T ODAY N O A PPOINTMENT N ECESSAR Y Between Queen Of Peace & Flowers Bakery

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The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and I were watching television listening to a news report and I simply broke out into laughter. What are you laughing at? my wife asked. Im just thinking of Mrs. Ammon. When I went to school we didnt need any armed guards, we had Mrs. Ammon and nobody crossed her. The news report went on to say how they were trying to put armed guards at every school in our country. I suppose that is a good idea, I do not know all the ins and outs of the politicalness of that report. Everything these days seems to have some kind of a political angle to it. Now that political angle is intruding itself into the public school system. This is all an attempt to protect our school children. I am all for that. I was thinking, however, that when I was a youngster we did not need that sort of thing. We had Mrs. Ammon and her infamous hickory stick. Very few people remember a time when a teacher had, as one of her tools for education, a hickory stick and knew how to wield it, and wield it they did. Somebody may ask how I know about that. Very simply. I am the product of a teacher wielding the hickory stick. It is hard now to remember the occasion that called for the application of that hickory stick. Actually, there was more than one occasion calling for such teacher and student interaction. The old saying was that our teacher would apply the Board of Education to the Seat of Learning. Believe me when I say, I earned a degree in that. Somebody will say, Things have changed. I will agree that things have changed, but most things have not changed for the better. Back in the day when I was a member of the public education system, the teachers were in charge. A basic rule in our house prevailed, If you get a paddling in school, you get a paddling at home. It was assumed the teacher was right. I distinctly remember my first interaction with my teacher in this regard. How can you forget such a thing? At that time, teachers were too busy to put up with any kind of fooling around in a classroom. Do not get me wrong, my teacher made it fun most of the time. For the ones who, like me, took it too far, she knew how to stop it dead in its tracks. Mr. Snyder, the teacher would say in a very stern tone of voice. Is that you making all that noise? I knew what was to follow. Mr. Snyder, please go to the principals office and I will join you shortly. Oh boy. Those familiar words bring back haunting memories of my visit to the principals office. You can be sure; Mrs. Ammon would not come into the principals office, spank you and then go back to her class. On some occasions, I would have preferred her to spank me and get it over with. The first thing she had to do was explain to me why what I did was wrong and disruptive to the class. Then, she had to explain to me how this paddling I was about the cat was going to hurt her more than it did me. For the life of me, I could never figure out where it hurt her more than it did me. I knew exactly where it hurt me and for the rest of the day it would be quite difficult for me to sit down in my chair. Not only did my posterior glow in pain, but the snickers of my fellow students were even worse. At the time of the application of the hickory stick, I really did not like Mrs. Ammon. Looking back, I have a different perspective. I now know that she really had an interest in me as a person. She was trying to discipline me in ways in which I needed discipline from someone like her. Years later, I went back and visited my old teacher, Mrs. Ammon. I took to her some books I had written and published. She said she remembered me, I really do not know if she did or not. I had to do one thing and that was to thank her. I want to thank you, Mrs. Ammon, for teaching me to read and to write. Then I handed her my books. She seemed to be so very happy, but not as happy as I was. This teacher made a difference in my life that I did not realize until I was older. One thing Mrs. Ammon taught me was that I should not get away with anything. There is a moment of accountability everybody must face. Mrs. Ammon was making sure that I was facing up to the realities of life before I did too much damage to my life. It is sad that the politics have taken over our education system today. It is sad that we do not have any Mrs. Ammons with their hickory sticks. When I think of Mrs. Ammon I think of what Solomon writes, He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes (Proverbs 13:24 KJV). It is my opinion that we need more Mrs. Ammons in our school classrooms and less, a lot less, politics.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 e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com. Friday, April 12, 2013 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 10~ Friday, April 12, 2013 www.smcitizen.com ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A little woolgathering is OK. But dont let that dreamy state linger beyond midweek, when youll want to be ready to take on new workplace responsibilities. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Love rules the week for single Bovines seeking romance. Attached pairs also find new joy in their relationships. Friday should bring news about a business opportunity. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Home becomes the center of a new social whirl, as you show your talent for hosting great parties. You can expect to impress a lot of people whove never seen this side of you. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) The Moon Child might have to raise those powers of persuasion a notch to get a still-wary colleague to agree to go along. Finding more facts to back up your position helps. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Hold off trying to fix the blame for an apparent mishandling of a work situation. A full investigation could reveal surprising facts on how and why it really happened. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Your ability to find details others might overlook gives you an advantage in assessing a possibly too-good-to-betrue offer. A trusted colleague has advice. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Expect to be called on once again to act as peacemaker in a longsimmering dispute that suddenly flares up. Offer advice, but be careful to stay out of the fray. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Your organizational skills help you line up your priorities so that you get things done without added pressure. The weekend could hold a special surprise. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) New ventures are favored. But dont launch yours before rechecking all facts and sources. Also, be sure you can rely on support from certain people. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Dont be pushed into renegotiating an agreement, even though it might help avoid a potential impasse. Get legal advice before you sign or agree to anything. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Helping others is what Aquarians do so well. But this time, someone wants to help you. Expect to hear some news that will both surprise and delight you. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Things go so swimmingly that youre tempted to take on more tasks. Best advice: Finish what you have now, then enjoy a well-earned relaxing weekend. 2013 King Features Synd., Inc. We never needed armed guards, we had Mrs. Ammon Out to Pastor Rev. James Snyder Friendship Baptist ChurchSunday services at Friendship Baptist Church, April 14, 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 a new exciting song, The Blood Bought Church. Dinesh Chand will be our special guest for the day. He is a national pastor in his home country, India. You will not want to miss hearing about the amazing things God is doing in his ministry in India. 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 located at 9510 S.W. 105th St., off State Road 200. The church phone is 352-237-2640 or you can find us on the web: www.friendshipbaptistocala.org. 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Friday, April 12, 2013 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 20~ Friday, April 12, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Saving a dogThursday, April 4, the weather was a bit gloomy. While sitting at the 103rd Street Road stoplight, waiting to turn left onto State Road 200, I nervously watched as a dog was nearly hit three times crossing the busy intersection. I turned off my signal light, went through the intersection in pursuit of the animal. Quickly, I pulled over onto the grass and another car, occupied by two gentlemen, pulled up beside me, one asked, Are you going after the dog? Yes, I replied, asking them to stay and help, as that was their aim also...help the dog. I ran across the street, the gentlemen pulled up near me. Managing to get the dog to come to me, but unable to lift it into my car, one of the gentlemen helped. I told them that my dogs vet office was nearby and that I would take it there. We waved and departed. I drove the block or so to the Southwest Ocala Veterinary Hospital, stopping right at the front door...having no idea what might happen inside my car with the dog left alone. Jen Deming and Stacy Cohn were in the lobby and I quickly explained the situation. Jen went right out the door and retrieved the refuge dog. Stacy asked her to check the collar, and began to call the numbers listed on the tag. She got no answer, but was able to leave a message. Jen put the dog, who by this time we know as Daisy, into my car and Daisy and I drove to my house. Inside she met Topper T. Dog, who belongs to me. After a few sniffs, they decided it was fine for her to be there. Daisys visit lasted long enough for a nap between my feet and a few drinks of water when the phone rang...it was Daisys owner, filled with delight that his dog was not only safe, but going back home with him! It was a sunny day, despite the weather...for five people pitched in to get Daisy home. I thank the two gentlemen who stopped to help and Jen and Stacy... please do let them know that their contributions were greatly appreciated. By the way, the happy ending might not have occurred had Daisy not been tagged properly, and five helpers. Barbara R. Priest Ocala Speak EnglishIs this America? I know that in America you are free to do many things but I am asking all of the visitors to our country and our new residents from the south seeking citizenship to please speak in English or go back home. I am usually very quiet and understanding about these things but we recently received a full page ad from Wendys written in English and Spanish. Why do we have dual languages written on these advertisements offering discounts for their food products. Isnt this an additional expense for the supplier which is added to their costs and handed down to anyone who purchases their products. As our country was growing up I do not remember dual languages for the Italian, German, Polish or Chinese where these people learned to speak and understand the language of the land. If you go to Mexico you not only learn the language you will receive no benefits of any kind as they feel that you are disgracing them for not trying to learn their language. Our government and the politicians representing our interests are pandering to these people to get their support for future elections simple and plain. Lets give them a free education all the way through college and either let our children beg on the street corners for a future or join the military and put their life on the line each and every day. Lets make some noise with these businesses and our government and let them know, we want our country back. M. Segovis Ocala LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Upcoming Events at VFW Post 4781Saturday 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. A fish fry is held on the second and fourth Friday from 4 to 6. 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? If so, mark your calendar for a great opportunity for free computer lessons on the fourth Tuesday each month at 6 p.m. Classes are instructed by Robert from Lanshark. Join us for an enjoyable learning experience! 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. Enjoy Karaoke on Friday, April 12 with Dave Hurlburt and on Saturday, April 13 with Mr. October. Canteen lunches are served on Wednesday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 2. VFW Post 4781 is at 9401 S.W. 110th St. Phone is 352-873-4781. small donation along with 50/50 drawings; numerous raffles and lots of other fun stuff. Guests are asked to bring a pot-luck dish to pass around while lemonade; iced tea; chips and dip will be provided. Of course as always, guests can bring their own drinks of choice to enjoy during the race and the party. Each year this event gets bigger and better with more and more people adding to the fun. Proceeds from this years event will go to the Ocala Equine Rescue which just makes good horse sense. Come out and enjoy yourself while helping a very worthwhile charity. Cherrywood Crochet and Knitters ClubIn March, Scott Hackmyer and Chris Bishop visited with our group. Chris was representing Lilys Closet and Kids Central. She explained how a young girl, now 13 became aware of the plight of children entering the foster system. Lily then began making pillows for these children and began Lilys Closet. Lilys Closet is the inspiration of then, 11-year old, Lily Rasco, who wants children going into the foster care system to have a few essential items and something to call their own. A fleece blanket, travel pillow, new or gently used clothing, toothbrush and toothpaste, and a pet pillow offer a modicum of comfort that make up the bulk of a bundle. Chris explained that some of these children who are in a bad home situation are removed with only the clothes on their backs, and maybe a plastic trash bag with some few belongings. The Centers Division of Children, working with Lily now provide a duffel bag with a stuffed toy animal, a blanket, a pillow, a hat, toothbrush and toothpaste. It is a shocking statistic that there are so many children in the foster care system in Marion County. Some of the afghans and toy animals we have donated through Scott have been included and are much appreciated. Scott is also distributing items made by us to Hands of Mercy Everywhere, The Womens Pregnancy Center, and Devereux Kids. Our ladies continue to handcraft much needed items for these charities. We are grateful to those who have donated supplies of yarn and materials, most recently Sarah Blair, Sandy Belinski, Kathy Brown, Mary Anne Reinisch, and Ellen Brown, who also donated several beautiful knitted hats that she made. A special thank you to an anonymous donor who donated a gift card to purchase yarn, which is already being used for projects. Newcomers are always welcome to join us on Friday afternoons from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the library of the clubhouse.Submitted by Edna FazioSpotlight on ExcellenceEach week we feature an individual, couple or significant contributor to the life style here at Cherrywood. This week I vary from that format as I honor an event that was personally close to my heart and hopefully will have meaning to all who read this article. My brother, James; a retired Army Command Sergeant Major; my step son Scott and I attended a special ceremony at Mayport Naval Station last month It spoke volumes about our young people and our country. Most people have never heard of a ship named the U.S.S. Klakring but thats not unusual; our main stream media doesnt cover much about our military. A warship with 29 years of exemplary service isnt quite sensational enough for the editors of most news organizations. The USS Klakring was a guided missile fast frigate which means it was one of the Navys work horse vessels. Everything from submarine detection to fleet protection; maritime escort duties to close shore support and many other missions fell within the responsibilities of its officers and crew. Named after a famed World War II submarine captain, her motto was Freedom through Vigilance. To her dedicated crew, the Klakring was known as Special K. She sailed off of the coast of Somalia and in the Persian Gulf; in the Atlantic and Caribbean going to where ever there were terrorists to be fought; drug runners to be captured or oil tankers to be protected. Through all these missions, she used her precision weapons and equipment to save lives and make the world a little safer. On March 22 of this year at Mayport Naval Station near Jacksonville, in a formal ceremony, the USS Klakring was decommissioned and joined the rolls of so many other ships that will go to foreign governments or the scrap heap. A day earlier, a sister ship suffered the same fate and regrettably, more ships are in line to join them. In a moving speech the former commanding officer of the Klakring commended the men and women who served on her. Many of the veterans in attendance were Plank Owners. A Plank Owner is any sailor that served on a ship when it was commissioned; its original crew members. The commander of the naval squadron of which Klakring was a member commented that he was attending more decommissioning ceremonies than ever before. There is no doubt that we are at the end of an era where the number; size and capabilities of ships determined a nations strength. Like most, I would not have been aware of the service and security that the USS Klakring provided our country except that my step son, Scott Sharp, was one of its crew members back during the days of Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom. For his uncle and I to stand next to him and salute the flag during our National Anthem; to be with him during this poignant moment in his life; and to applaud the young men and women as they disembarked from the USS Klakring, was a singular privilege and very high honor. Unfortunately, Scotts Dad, Robert Sharp passed away several months ago. He too was a Navy veteran serving during the Cuban Missile Crisis. As I stood next to Scott; I knew that he was there in spirit; beaming with pride. With a final cheer, the crew bid farewell to the USS Klakring. A brave ship named after a heroic sailor and served by a dedicated crew is no more. In fond farewell, all we can say is Mission accomplished USS Klakring Well done! CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 18 PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD PAGE24 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 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 000EAHZ 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 Youth 7pm Thursday Bible Study 6:30 to 7:30 Friday 7pm Spanish Service Nursery available www.crossroads.cog.net WE WELCOME ALL! Bishop Paul W oosley 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 A W ANA (Aug.-May) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:00 P M. W e dnesday Bible Study/Prayer Meeting . . . . . 6:45 P M. 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MARION OAKS PASS MARION OAKS TRAIL 200 484 MARION OAKS COURSE 000EF7P 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 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 000EF7D 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) Phone (352) 861-9080 JOIN US IN WORSHIP 9045 SW 60th A ve. 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Is it complacency or short-sightedness or something worse? Although Florida is home to some of the most valuable natural resources found anywhere, we or at least our elected officials take a ho-hum approach to preserving and protecting them. A bill in the Florida Legislature would require water management districts identify firstand second-magnitude springs that are in decline, develop plans to restore them to historic conditions, and make regular reports on the progress. The Springs Revival Act, SB 978, is sponsored by Sen. Darren Soto, D-Kissimmee; its twin in the other chamber, HB 789, is sponsored by Rep. Linda Stewart, D-Orlando. This legislation, which some springs advocates said still doesnt go far enough, is intended to ensure survival of Floridas unmatched water resources. But the bills arent getting any traction in our state Legislature. Why? Heres a big surprise: Its all about money. Sen. Soto was quoted in recent press reports: The majority of the Legislature doesnt have an appetite to have a real aggressive spring rehabilitation program because of the expense. Gov. Rick Scott is proposing some funding for springs, but it doesnt even approach the number state water officials said is needed. And its lip service. This is the same governor who in 2011 disbanded the state-sponsored springs preservation efforts that were instituted by former Gov. Jeb Bush. Why are springs so important when theres so much other statewide need? As SB 978 notes, our springs provide worldclass recreation and ecotourism, they are integral to our water supply, and are essential to our quality of life. Floridas 700-plus springs represent what may be the largest concentration of freshwater springs on Earth. They include 33 first-magnitude springs more than in any other state or nation in the world. First-magnitude springs have a flow of more than 100 cubic feet per second. To put that in perspective, think about a cubic foot being like a box measuring one foot on each side. A lot of water. Marion County is home to springs that need protection. With Rainbow on the west and Silver Springs on the east, its obvious that the county has a stake in this legislation. Floridians must take responsibility for preserving and revitalizing our springs, which are being degraded daily by poor planning, development, runoff, increasing demands for water and especially by official indifference. Forget the tree-hugger contingent. From a purely economic standpoint, how are we going to sell our state and especially our county as a destination for tourists, businesses and residents when our world-class resources are degraded, depleted or destroyed? Take it as an immediate action item: contact your legislators now to tell them how important springs revitalization is, and why they need to give these bills committee hearings and a place in the state budget. Friday, April 12, 2013 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com www.smcitizen.com 8~ Friday, April 12, 2013 Those of us who love baseball have to put up with a bunch of blackout rules that stagger the imagination. Thats what had me frustrated last Friday night. As you should know by now, Im a Mets fan. I subscribe to MLB Extra Innings on cable and MLB Premium TV on computer, mainly so I can watch the Mets. The problem Friday night was threefold: the Miami Marlins, Fox Sports Florida and Cox Cable. First, Fox Sports. The network, at this time of year, is overbooked. It shows the Orlando Magic games in north Florida, and shows the Marlins statewide. Friday night last week, the Marlins were in New York playing the Mets. But Fox chose to show the Magic game (I dont follow the NBA real closely, but I understand the Magic are terrible). It didnt even plan a tape delay of the game. The next culprit is the Marlins. We live near mile marker 354 on the Interstate, which starts in Miami. That means that were are 350 miles from the Marlins home. Why are they allowed to black out games all the way up here? But thats not the worst part. The Marlins black out the entire state of Florida. There are people who live closer to the Atlanta Braves than Miami in Florida, and I havent measured it, but I think the folks in Pensacola live closer to the Houston Astros than Miami. So why are the Marlins allowed to black out the signal that far away? The blackout means that I couldnt watch this game on either the computer or the cable package. Next, Cox Cable. Give them credit, they tried to do something right. They moved the Mets game to Local Origination Channel 16, the one that broadcasts local programming. I found it quite by accident, but there it was, at 7 p.m. But along came 7:30, and the channel automatically switched to a used car show, while the game was in the second inning. After 12 minutes, I guess realizing their mistake, Cox switched back to the game. I settled down, but along came 8:30, and along came the same used car show, this time complete with a religious sermon. This time the show lasted until 8:58, when we suddenly were back in the game for two minutes. During that show I called the auto dealer number on the screen, and told them I would never shop in their lot (not that I would, anyway). I doubt if they cared. Also, by this time I had found a radio broadcast of the game and was listening to it that way. At 9 p.m., more used cars. Now I was a bit angry, so I called cable. The tech I talked to said he would send an e-mail to the engineers to check on it. After about 15 minutes, the game came back on and stayed on to the bitter end. Saturday and Sunday there was no conflict with the Magic, so I got to see both games. So heres the action Im suggesting by the U.S. Congress. They seem to have a lot of free time, so maybe they can try this. Repeal baseballs antitrust exemption, which goes back to the old days. Baseball is a big business and should be subject to the same monopoly rules as any other business. Set a limit on the distance that any event can be blacked out, especially on media that people pay an extra subscription for. I pay for the MLB packages, and I should get to see all the games, regardless of where theyre played. By the way, this could also apply to NFL games. The good news is that the Mets dont play the Marlins again for a few weeks. By then, the Magic season should be over. Actually, some people I know tell me the Magic season was over two weeks after it started.Jim Clark is the editor of the South Marion Citizen. 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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.S UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Springs face Tallahassee trouble Baseball, blackouts and overbooking N. Korea forces Obama to bolster missile defense READER OPINIONS INVITED Jim Clark Editor BY RICH LOWRY Special to the CitizenKim Jong Un has done the near-impossible. The newly minted supreme leader of North Korea has forced the Obama administration to admit that the United States needs more missile defense. Since it was introduced by Ronald Reagan in the 1980s, Democrats have reflexively denounced the idea of a defense against incoming ballistic missiles as wholly unworkable, impossibly expensive and dangerously destabilizing. Much better to leave ourselves exposed and work to sweet-talk our enemies out of their hostility and their weapons. In keeping with this approach, upon taking office the Obama administration promptly nixed additional interceptors planned for deployment on the West Coast against the North Korean threat. George W. Bush had already put 30 interceptors at two sites on the West Coast, a symptom of his "Cold War mindset" that the sophisticated Obama administration had no use for. As it turns out, it is North Korea that truly has the Cold War -or perhaps worse -mindset. In the words of new Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Pyongyang has "made advances in its capabilities and has engaged in a series of irresponsible and reckless provocations." It conducted a third nuclear test, apparently a successful one. It put a satellite in orbit with a Taepodong-2 missile. It displayed what appeared to be a road-mobile ICBM. While threatening to "miserably destroy" U.S. units in South Korea and turn that country's capital into a "nuclear sea of fire," Pyongyang has vowed that North Koreans "will be exercising our right to pre-emptive nuclear attack against the headquarters of the aggressor," which is, of course, none other than the United States. Rather than simply trust that a lunatic regime running its country like a vast prison camp will rationally calculate its selfinterest as we would hope, the Obama administration says it is going to add back the 14 canceled interceptors. This will take the number of West Coast interceptors from 30 to 44, but with unnecessary expense and delay. The new interceptors should be online in 2017, or by the end of the president's second term. While the restoration is heartening, the Obama administration has pulled the plug on the development of more technologically advanced defense systems and can't overcome its compulsion to make unilateral concessions to the Russians. Hagel said the administration won't complete the final phase of a defense system in Europe to guard against an Iranian launch targeting the United States. Why seek protection from Kim Jong Un, but not Ayatollah Khamenei? Liberals once insisted that a missile couldn't possibly be made to hit another missile. Now, the technology has been demonstrated to work again and again. It is one of the reasons that the Israelis didn't invade Gaza in response to the rocket barrage emanating from there a few months ago. It protected itself with the Iron Dome defense system that intercepted about 85 percent of the rockets. The Israelis don't have the luxury of abiding by stale armscontrol orthodoxies. Neither do we. Evidently, though, only Kim Jong Un and his ilk have the power to convince the Obama administration of it. GUEST COMMENTARY LETTERS TO THE EDITOR All vets servedI take an exception to the comments made by the author of The Korean War, The Forgotten War published Friday April 5. From his letter we learn that he served on board an aircraft carrier, which would be safely out at sea when in close to possible action. I gather that he personally did not engage in physical combat, but, he did serve The key word is that he served Re-read his 2nd paragraph, wherein he states, After all, there are a lot of 20-year veterans who were never in a war, and really did nothing but fill a spot and draw a pay. Hey, sir, that guy was doing his duty to his country by serving, just like you served safely on board a carrier. He did not have to shoulder a rifle and fire it at an enemy. He still served and is just as much a veteran as you are. Now, what is your beef? The Korean War is not forgotten. It was a horrible war, just like World War 2 was. I volunteered and served in WW2, training for the planned November 1945 invasion of Japan. I thank the Lord that it did not happen. Bob Ventrice Marion Landing More on Page 9 Monday, April 15, is the day of national reckoning when your income tax is due. Not only does our income get taxed, but also our minds in trying to fill out all those IRS forms. In just 10 years the number of words in the Internal Revenue Code and IRS regulations rose nearly tenfold from 718,000 to more than 7 million. It seems appropriate that the month begins with April Fools Day and ends with cries of May Day! Tread lightly; the Alley is full of tax.Medical musingsMedical research has now confirmed that marijuana use has definite medicinal properties for treatment of glaucoma and other illnesses. The IRS has now ruled that expenses of medicinal marijuana can be deducted as a medical expense, but only if you file a joint return.By the lettersOn day three of the corporate tax fraud trial, the star witness began to recant his story. Were you aware that both the FBI and the IRS intended to investigate this CPA, starting ASAP? the attorney asked. Not initially.Short formsIn 1913 Uncle Sam collected only 13 million dollars in income taxes. Thats why they were called the good old days. When an optometrist does his tax return, does he item eyes? Many people think that U.S. now stands for Unlimited Spending. A political promise today means another tax tomorrow. The ideal form of taxation is the kind that will be paid by somebody else. After paying all our taxes were tempted to call Washington and try to get ourselves declared a disaster area. I feel great. I just paid my taxes, and Im even for 1998. Nothing is new. In 1930 when Herbert Hoover was president, he said, Blessed are the young, for they shall inherit the national debt. This is the season of the year when we discover that we owe most of our success to Uncle Sam. Its fitting that April 14 is National Pecan Day because on that day we recognize nuts. And then on April 15 we pay our taxes to support them. Children may be deductible, but they are still taxing. The national debt is Americas most outstanding public figure.Political overtonesThe president will push for a path to citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants in the U.S. Obama says its all part of his plan to give every man, woman, and child the chance to pay more taxes. When President Obama signed the new fiscal cliff tax increase into law he was vacationing in Hawaii. He used an autopen, an electronic way of signing your name when youre not even there. Politicians can now raise your taxes while theyre on vacation in Hawaii. This is a politicians dream come true. A slight tax increase costs you about $300, while a substantial tax cut lowers your taxes by about $30.TypicalOnce upon a time, the government had a vast scrap yard in the middle of a desert. Congress said, Someone might steal from it at night. So, they created a night watchman post and hired a guy. Then the politicians said, How does the watchman do his job without instruction? So, they created a planning department and hired two people, one person to write the instructions and one person to do time studies. Again the politicians said, How will we know the night watchman is doing his tasks correctly? So, they created a Quality Control department and hired two people: one to do the studies, and one to write the reports. Then the politicians said, How are these people going to get paid? So, they created the following positions: a timekeeper and a payroll officer, and hired two people. Then the politicians said, Who will be accountable for all these people? So, they created an administrative section and hired three people: an Administrative Officer, Assistant Administrative Officer and a legal secretary. Then the Sequester took effect and they had to cut back overall costs. 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Friday, April 12, 2013 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 22~ Friday, April 12, 2013 www.smcitizen.com April promises to be a fun month for members and non-members alike. All Oak Run pet owners are invited to Pet Picture Day, held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, at the Island Club parking lot. K. Cartwright Photography will be taking pictures for the club fundraiser. Prints will be made on site with a digital file emailed to participants at no charge. The cost to members will be $12 for a 5x7 print or $15 for an 8x10 print. Nonmembers cost will be $15 for a 5x7 or $20 for an 8x10. The green screen can be combined with a background of your choice. A field trip to E.A.R.S. animal sanctuary is planned for Tuesday, April 23. It is suggested members plan to carpool, meeting at noon at the overflow parking lot. A charge of $15 includes the tour and supporter membership to E.A.R.S. This months club meeting on Thursday, April 25, at 7 p.m. at the Island Club will feature Jeanette Robertson of Cottage Art Studio as speaker. Ms. Robertson works in many different types of art, one of them being the drawing of dogs. There will be a fun project for members to try. Bring a pencil to participate. Please plan to pay any outstanding dues at the meeting. Refreshments will be served and there will be a 50/50 drawing. Troubadours ConcertTonight is the first night at Palm Grove for the Troubadours to take center stage and start the evening off with their first song, The Music of Life. You can hear them tonight or tomorrow night. If you do, you will be in for some marvelous music. Its not too late to get a ticket. You can purchase them at the door, $5 for general admission, $7 for reserved. The music selection is outstanding and they had so much fun learning the new songs and feeling nostalgic over the old ones. Troubadours look forward to seeing you and sharing in this wonderful night of music. They do appreciate your continued support. If you prefer to get your tickets before you arrive, call Barb at 352-897-1237 or Gus at 352-873-3630. Troubadours are also looking for new members to join them. If you are interested, call Dr. Mary Beth Lake at 352-873-8787. Shell be happy to hear from you.Donut Drop-In/Book SaleJoin your neighbors and friends tomorrow, Saturday, April 13, from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Orchid Club for Oak Runs monthly donut, juice and coffee or tea social. And while youre there, thank the volunteers who make this neighborly get-together possible. The Friends of the Library book sale will be taking place at the same time.Friends of the LibraryYour library at Oak Run has a number of current best-sellers just waiting for you to check out! Library cards are free to Oak Run residents and can be picked up during normal library hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday. The library is closed Sundays. This months book sale will be held Saturday, April 13, from 8 to 10 a.m. during the Donut Drop-In at the Orchid Club. The selection is great and the prices are too!Baby Boomers DanceBaby Boomers are having a dance on Friday, April 26, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at Palm Grove. The theme is Grease. Its back to the 50s! Youll dance to the music of Grease starring John Travolta playing in the background. John has donated two autographed pictures and a movie poster to be raffled. Music will be by Tom Michaels. Come dressed in The Era and have your souvenir picture taken in front of Norm Premans 1957 Chevy. Gals dig up that poodle skirt; guys look for that T-birds tee shirt or motorcycle jacket. Bring back the memories, dust off your dancing shoes, and dance the night away. Bring your own beverages and snacks. Dance and raffle tickets will go on sale April 13 and 20 at the Orchid Club from 9 to 11 a.m. Cost is $5 for members, $7 for guests. Johns autographed items will also be displayed. Raffle tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. For more information contact your hosts, Paul and Diane at 352-237-6828. FYI: John and Kelly have been invited. You never know, dreams do come true.Democratic Club of Oak Run: All Oak Run invitedThe next meeting of the Democratic Club of Oak Run will be Thursday, April 18, at 7 p.m. at the Orchid Club. Our speakers will be Barbara Schwartz and Lisa Saupp. They are founding members of The Silver Springs Alliance, which advocates for water quality. They are both experts in this field. Due to the importance of this topic we are inviting all Oak Runners to attend, regardless of their political affiliation. As always, delicious cakes and coffee will be served. At our last meeting a slate of officers was elected. They are as follows: President, Mike Davis, Vice President, Herman Brown, Treasurer, Dee Brandt, Secretary, Gretchen Clark, Directors, Jim Carrell, Don Clark, Marjorie Hess, Lee Wiggens and Sandy Wolfe.Do You Remember? Computer ClassTune in channel 12 for Len Teitlers presentation of the March 2013 DECCA computer class with Emilio Gonzalez, Communications Manager. It will air following FYI daily at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. from April 12 to 19.Genealogy Club The next meeting of the Oak Run Genealogy Club will be on Friday, April 19, at 9:30 a.m. in the card room. This month we will be privileged to have as our speaker Sheila Adams, an Oak Run resident, whose ancestor escaped the South in the 1800s via the Underground Railroad. The Underground Railroad, neither underground nor a railroad, was a network of secret routes and safe houses used by 19th century slaves to escape to free states and Canada. Please keep in mind, programs are subject to change. Announcements of club activities are on Channel 12 and at www.orgenealogy.blogspot.com. Oak Run residents may read the BLOG but only club members can post comments, questions, or answer comments to questions. Oak Run residents interested in researching ancestors are welcome to atCanine Club: All Oak Run invited for pet photos Oak Run Carol Wheeler PLEASESEEOAK RUN PAGE23 Sunday, April 21 German American Club picnic set The German American Club of Marion County will host a picnic on Sunday, April 21, at noon at Coehadjoe Park. German American food will be prepared by club members and served buffet style. Please bring a dish to share and your own snacks. Music will be provided by Bavarian Oskar. On the day of the picnic, ticket prices will be $7 per member or $10 per non-member. Contact Barb Hartmann at 352-751-4207 for tickets. Jazz Society offers afternoon of music The Ocala Jazz Society returns to the VFW Post 4781, across from Oak Run, on the third Sunday of each month, 2 to 5 p.m. This month the date is April 21. The group plays more than jazz including favorite songs from past years. Dancing is encouraged. Admission is $3 and benefits Hospice in memory of Bea Wilson, founder of the Jazz Society. For more info call Diana, 352-237-0234. Thursday, April 25 OTOW Democrats to meet The next meeting of the On Top of the World Democratic Club will be Thursday, April 25 at 6 p.m. Each meeting has guest speakers of local and national interest. The group meets on the fourth Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. rooms E and F at the Arbor Conference Center. You must be an OTOW resident to join. There are no dues! For more information call Dan Lack at 352509-4942 or send an e-mail to otowdemclub@gmail.com or visit our Facebook page (On Top of the World Democratic Club). All registered Democrats are invited to join. Learn why its different in Florida League of Women Voters of Marion County presents Why dont they do things the way we did them back home? It will be on April 25 at 4 p.m. at Cypress Hall, On Top of the World Communities, 8415 S.W. 80th St., Ocala. The event is free and open to the public. Why dont they do things the way we did them back home? It is a question asked every day by newcomers and not-so-new folks, too. A city council, the county commission, the legislature or the governors office regularly make decisions and take actions that affect our future. Come learn why Florida is different and find out who and what is responsible....and how it can be changed. Presenter: Judy Johnson, league member, attorney, former county commissioner in Marion County and a former school board member in Alachua County. She has been president of the Florida League of Women Voters and has a long standing interest in public policy at the local, state and national levels. Join us! Friday, April 26 Methodist Men serving up meatloaf The Mens group of the First United Methodist Church of Dunnellon will serve a meatloaf dinner April 26, 4 to 6 p.m. Tickets are $8 at the door. The dinner will be cooked by the churchs Master Chef Charles Scearce. The church is at 2501 W. State Road 40, Dunnellon, 352-489-4026. Saturday, April 27 Concert bands two-day performance Please join the Kingdom of the Sun Concert Band Swing into Spring concert series on Saturday, April 27 at 2 p.m. or Sunday, April 28 at 3 p.m., at the Marion Technical Institute (MTI), 1614 S.E. Fort King St., Ocala. Musical Selections include: Themes Like Old Times V; Rock, Roll and Remember, a tribute to Dick Clark; Broadway One Step; Star Wars The Marches,; As Time Goes By and I Feel a Song Comin On, featuring vocalist Marcia Muncaster, and a special tribute to Benny Goodman, featuring the Kingdom of the Sun Big Band performing Sing, Sing, Sing, Stompin at the Savoy, and Dont Be That Way. 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Friday, April 12, 2013 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com 6~ Friday, April 12, 2013 www.smcitizen.com tend meetings and to join us. The annual membership is $6 and entitles you to get help in finding the missing links in your family tree, to meet others with the genealogy addiction, and to attend the holiday party.Irish American ClubThe St. Pattys Dance was a huge success with everyone having a great time. Our next party will be a Spring Fling on May 23 at the Palm Grove. Ticket sales will be on May 8 at the Orchid Club lobby between 9 and 11 a.m. The menu will consist of black Angus hamburgers and 1/4 lb. frankfurters with salads and all fixings, including dessert. Soda and coffee will be provided but you may bring the beverage of your choice. Music will be by Donna Carrier. There will be four judged dance contests with prizes. 50/50 and door prizes will be awarded. Price per ticket for members is $11 and $13 for guests. For more information please call Gloria Bartosik at 352-873-6989 or Ann Hubbard at 352873-4755.OMI The Fun ClubThe Orchid Club was ringing with shrieks and groans at the Name That Tune party last week. Bragging rights for the winners took a back seat to those receiving a certificate signed by none other than Dick Clark. The Fun Club is planning a patio party on Thursday, June 6, on the patio (of course) under the gazebo behind the Royal Oaks Golf Club Dining Room. The party will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will be preceded by a 9-hole round of golf for those interested. Mark your calendar. Picnic style food, featuring pulled pork and hamburgers, plus two side dishes along with Sues famous fresh cookies for dessert, will be provided by Royal Oaks. Cost of the picnic and golf, as well as ticket sales dates, will be announced later. Call Ron at 352-694-3814 for more information. If youre not up-to-date on your membership, $6 dues can be paid at ticket sales.Oak Run TravelA friendly reminder to all our resident travelers: please do not call travel hosts or coordinators before 9 a.m. or after 8 p.m. Recently we have received calls at 7 a.m. and as late as 10 p.m. We are volunteers and relish our personal time just as you do; please give us this courtesy. We received word this week from the Straz Center in Tampa that they had to cancel Forever Plaid so our trip 5 on Aug. 18 is cancelled. If you have questions call Jim and Naomi Anzalone but be aware that checks have not been deposited and will be shredded. The following trips in our Blue Brochure still have seats available: Trip 2 to the Hard Rock in Tampa is on July 18. Remember to have your player card or drivers license when you call Wayne and Howardean Krueger to sign up. We have trip 3, Cookin With Gus, on July 20 at Ed Fletchers Early Bird Dinner Theatre in Clearwater. Great buffet and very funny show. Call Don and Carol Forgette. Call Janet Madsen and Jackie Marcotte to get on trip 4 to see Barefoot in The Park on July 28 at The Show Palace Dinner Theatre. This is a great deal at $59 per person, including a wonderful brunch and the bus drivers tip. On Sept. 25 we have trip 8 going to see La Nouba at Downtown Disney. Call Roy and Pat Meinsen to join us for this spectacular show. Dinner is on your own while visiting this interesting location.Royal Oaks Womens 18 Hole GolfIt was a beautiful day for golf on April 2 and the game was low net. The winners were: 1st flight 1st, Sylvia Zappia, 2nd, Joanne Ellis, 3rd (tie) Diana Galla and Nancy Lefevbre; 2nd flight 1st (tie) Bea Terry and B.J. Lassiter, 3rd, Lynn Houghton, 4th (tie), Judie Lavdas, Judy Klein and Sheila Adams; 3rd flight 1st, Patty Dougherty, 2nd, Mary Kay Frandsen, 3rd Bev Matejicek. Closest to the pin: Chris Orndorff. Way to go ladies! OAK RUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 22 Taking part in the Oak Run Troubadors ticket sales recently were, from left, Barb Ferguson, Gus Orrego and Mary Walker. The Guide Dog Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides guide dogs to blind individuals without cost, is seeking volunteers to raise a puppy from seven weeks until one year of age. After this time the puppy will return to the Foundation for formal training as a guide dog for the blind or as a service dog for a disabled veteran. No previous dog training experience is needed, however, patience and a love of dogs is required. All veterinarian expenses are fully covered. For further information call Lillian Pollice at 352-687-4335 or the Guide Dog Foundation at 1-800-548-4337. Guide Dog Foundation needs volunteers siastically received, said Robyne Fraize, Workforce Connection project coordinator who has been coordinating the workshops since 2010. These workshops complement the full array of services and staff support we offer job seekers. SaRatta Reeves, national recruiter and trainer for Monster, will provide recommendations and techniques to help job seekers stand out from the crowd. Participants will learn how to create power resumes, build lasting career networks, find the best career advice, develop in-demand soft skills and sharpen interview skills. Reeves specializes in improving retention and building client relations. She had more than 10 years experience in recruiting and training with Verizon Wireless and Team Enterprises, whose clients included MillerCoors, before joining Monster in 2006 as a national speaker. To register, visit www.WorkforceConnectionFL.coms calendar of events. Thursday, April 18 Air Force group to meet The April meeting of the Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association will be held on Thursday, April 18 at 7 p.m. at the Ocala Regional Airport Administration Building, 750 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. If you ordered an AFA Chapter jacket you can pick it up at this meeting. Guests are always welcome. For more information call Mike Emig at 352-854-8328. Alzheimer education scheduled Area families are invited to attend a series of free Alzheimers Family Education workshops that will be offered on April 18, May 2, May 16 and May 30. Each session will begin at 5:15 p.m. at Home Instead Senior Care, 606 S.W. 3rd Ave., Ocala. Participants may attend one or all sessions and should make a reservation by calling 800-272-3900. The workshops are presented jointly by Home Instead Senior Care and the Central and North Florida Chapter of the Alzheimers Association. Singer/songwriter at Ocala West Douglas Ladnier, an award-winning and critically-acclaimed singer/songwriter, will be in concert at the Ocala West United Methodist Church on Thursday, April 18, at 7 p. m. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St. in Ocala. Phone is 352-854-9550. Douglas has appeared in more than 60 countries around the world and on Broadway. He continues to thrill audiences and critics alike with his unique, CALENDARCONTINUED FROM PAGE 5 mesmerizing baritone voice. He has appeared in concert at Ocala West for a number of years, and we are pleased to have him return to present this concert. Friday, April 19 The Circle of French Friends Le Cercle Des Amis Franais meets on the third Friday of every month from 11 a.m. to noon at Marion County Sheriffs Office Community Conference Room located at 9048 State Road 200, about mile from Walmart. The club promotes all things French: language, culture and fun. You do not have to be a fluent speaker to join the group. Guests are welcome at any meeting. Call Marie McNeil at 352-509-4940 for more information. Our next meeting is April 19. Two-day sale at Oak Trace The Oak Trace Villas community is hosting a community-wide yard sale on April 19 and 20. The sale will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oak Trace Villas is located just off 103rd Street Raod, approximately five blocks from State Road 200. Saturday, April 20 Book sale for animal charities A summer blowout book sale to benefit the Animal Charity Food Bank will be held on Saturday, April 20, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Winn-Dixie, 8445 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. Come see our Odds anc Ends table. Bring your aluminum cans for recycling. Two-day flower show Pioneer Garden Club presents Pascua Florida, a flower show celebrating 500 years since Ponce De Leon discovered Florida, on April 20-21, from 1:30 to 5 p.m. each day, open to the public. Enter your prized rose, bromeliad, orchid, annual, perennial, flowering branch, violet, houseplant, etc. Call Mrs. Rosalie Laudando, Horticulture chairman, at 352-237-9509 for entry information. Many beautiful specimens from local gardeners and garden club members will be on display. Junior Gardeners from the local schools will show their hard work planting on the school grounds, potting plants, growing seeds and making floral designs depicting the Ponce de Leon theme. Beautiful designs will showcase the talents of the club members and the lobby will feature exquisite designs from noted floral design judges from throughout the state. The event is free to the public. Donations are appreciated. The Club is at 4331 E. Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala (in the Appleton Museum complex). Helping Hands race, walk, fun run Helping Hands is having its inaugural 5K race, a 1 mile walk, and a Kids Fun Run, on April 20th at the Baseline Road Trailhead (Florida Greenway). Its a family event featuring complimentary food, snacks, drinks, music, exhibits, and raffle prizes. Individual and group awards will be given out to winners. The cost for adults is $20 for pre-registration, youth $15, and the childrens Fun Run (10 years or younger) is free. Top quality event shirts are free to the first 200 registrants. All the proceeds go to helping local men, women, and children in need. Registration, sponsorships, and detailed information is available on our website at www.helpinghandsocala.org or call Holly Miley at 352-732-4464. Scandinavian Club picnic The Scandinavian Club of Marion County invites people of Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish descent to join us at our picnic on April 20 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Coehadjoe County Park, 4225 N.E. 35th St. The cost is $5 per person. Bring your own plates, utensils and a dish to share. Reservations food preference (brats, hot dogs, hamburgers) and payment must be made in advance. Soft drinks provided. Payment must be received by Wednesday, April 17. Checks to be made out to Don Clauson and mailed to Don Clauson, 5901 S.W. 86th Place, Ocala 34476. Read the classifieds 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. 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Friday, April 12, 2013 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 24~ Friday, April 12, 2013 www.smcitizen.com 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 Real Estate Auction Near Chassahowitzka Bay Homosassa, FL 8015 W Chassahowitzka St. 4BR 2BA 2,356+/sf Mobile Home with 6x 8 shed. Open Public Inspection: 1-4p Sun Apr 14 & 2 hrs befor e auction Nominal Opening Bid: $10,000 Auctions:12:30p Thur Apr 25 or bid live fr om anywher e at auctionnetwork. com williamsauction.com 800.982.0425 Daniel S. Nelson Re Lic BK3223097 Thomas L W illiams Auc Lic AU1112 5% Buyers Pr emium LET USWORK FORYOU!CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403South Marion CitizenClassifieds Get Results! 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. Own Y our Own Land? 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Day, weekend and overnight shifts available. Join our special team of CAREGivers today. 352-622-5936 Lic. #HCS229393 STYLIST Chair Rental Only Great Southwest Location. Bonus after 1 year (352) 598-6721 After 6pm LET USWORK FORYOU!CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403South Marion CitizenClassifieds Get Results! TO ADVERTISECall854-3986 ADVER TISING LET US WORKFOR YOU!CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403SOUTH MARIONCITIZENCLASSIFIEDSGET RESULTS! My prayers are with the young men and women of our military and our nation. I would humbly ask that you keep them in your prayers also.From your reporterFor the past two weeks I have been on vacation enjoying my family. I would like to thank Geri for filling in for me and all of the various committee chairs and others who helped her get our Cherrywood message out. If you have comments; suggestions or ideas for something you would like to see in this section of the Citizen, please contact me at urperssec@yahoo.com. CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 20 Our next meeting will take place on Thursday, April 18th, at 1 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room at the Bank of the Ozarks. We had a full house at last months meeting where Dr. Ed from A Family Veterinarian spoke and answered questions. His main topic for discussion was heartworm, and he stressed that prevention of this disease is of highest importance because treatment is difficult and costly. Heartworm is prevalent wherever mosquitoes thrive since the disease is transmitted by the bite of a mosquito infected by parasitic larvae. The larvae eventually make their way into a dogs (or other animals) heart and lungs and cause severe illness that can be fatal. Symptoms can include labored breathing, coughing, vomiting, weight loss, listlessness and fatigue after mild to moderate exertion. Be advised, however, that some dogs show no symptoms at all until the late stages of infection. Heartworm is easily preventable by a giving your dog a monthly chewable pill all year long. Since we live in a warm climate most of the year, it is better to be cautious and give the pill the entire year and not stop during the winter. Always check with your veterinarian about appropriate treatment and tests for dogs or other pets. Please give us a call at 352-362-0985 if SPCA meeting scheduled for April 18 Paws & Claws Maria Devine you would like more information about our meetings or have any other questions for us. Dont forget to visit the SPCA table at the Farmers Market at Circle Square Commons on 80th Street in On Top of the World Communities. Open to the public, we sell used books on the first Thursday morning of every month, so the next one is May 2. Books are only cents to a dollar and every penny goes to help the animals of Marion County. This is also a good way to stop by and ask questions about our organization. Adoption NewsWhen a breeder, shelter, or rescue organization has an animal for adoption, PLEASESEESPCA PAGE26 Sunday, April 14 Friendship fellowship luncheonBring a friend and a side dish and enjoy sharing Mexican Favorites together in fellowship after the Worship Service. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, www.ccomc.org/. Zumbathon for Cancer SocietyFind out how much fun Zumba can be Sunday April 14 and help support the upcoming American Cancer Society Relay for Life. The fun event, organized by Dunia Fitness World, is at the College of Central Florida gym, 2 to 4 p.m. Tickets are $10 and also qualifies participants to win door prizes. Instructors for the event include Dunia Corral, Lydia Corral, Anna Olivero, Noris Roche, Louie Olivero, Danielle Boynton and Jill Brown. Monday, April 15 Legion post to meetThe Ralph J. Green American Legion Post 354 will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, April 15 at 1 p.m. in the community room of the Sheriffs Brian Litz Building, 9048 S.W. State Road 200. Try to arrive early to enjoy light refreshments and comradeship with fellow veterans. For more information, telephone Commander Fred Pulis 352-854-9976.Wednesday, April 17 Workshop for job seekersMonster and Workforce Connection have again teamed up to help job seekers power up their job-search efforts with a free Power Seekers workshop on Wednesday, April 17. The high-energy workshop takes place from 8 to 11:30 a.m. at the College of Central Floridas Webber Conference Center, 3001 S.W. College Road, in Ocala. There is no charge to attend but registration is required. Seating is limited to 175 participants. Monster Worldwide, which pioneered digital recruiting in 1994, is the parent company of Monster.com, the premier global online employment solution. 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Home has split BR plan, family rm., large eat-in kitchen, large kitchen w/new stainless appliances. Master bedrm has a Jacuzzi bath, glassed in lanai off kitchen, roof over patio off lanai. All overlooking private backyard. Driveway & walkway pavers. Must see home. Priced right! MLS#382336/JH/WIT . . . . . . $134,900 END UNIT VILLA, roof 2006, A/C 2009, solar tubes, tile, new appliances, freshly painted. Includes 2003 golf cart w/new battery, extra space. MLS#388356/SR/MIL . . . . . . . . . $69,900 COME & T A KE A LOOK . This 2 bdrm, 2 bath home is sitting right across the street from the community pool, its like having your own pool with NO maintenance! Hardwood floors in all rms except tile in both baths, new base boards, newer double pane windows thru-out, newer appliances, new toilets, all new doors inside, new kitchen sink, countertop & back splash. Theres simply too much to mention MLS#385267/BH/BOT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $62,500 F ANT ASTIC MOVE-IN READY VILLA! 2/2/1, new carpet, tile and freshly painted. Living/dining rm combo, eat-in kitchen plus new countertops, range and refrigerator Both baths with updated toilets, vanities and counter tops. Screened lanai, open patio and covered front porch. Also listed for lease! MLS#387309/LBK/INF . . $43,900 COME T A KE A LOOK! Nice single family home with 2/2/2 + den/study, has lots to offer Home features eat-in kitchen, breakfast bar & dining area. Harwood & tile floors, built-in appliances, extra lighting in kitchen cabinets, skylight, ceiling fans, large master bdrm w/large bath. Inside laundry, front porch, & back roof over patio. Natural gas to keep cost down. Priced right! MLS#382487/JH/ARO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $124,900 END UNIT VILLA, Corian counters, fenced yard, wildlife view hi-efficiency W/H newer roof, A/C, D/W washer microwave. MLS#382850/SR/STE . $68,900 DIRECTIONS: OTOW main gate T/L @ 98th St., T/R @ 94th A v e., T/L onto 97th Ln., home on your left. GREA T 2 BEDROOM, 2 BA TH VILLA with 1.5 car garage. T i le in kitchen & both baths, lanai with sliding acrylic windows, A/C 2010, roof 2009. Beautiful tree lined street in peaceful retirement community MLS#385026/BA/LAC . . . . . . . . $44,900 NICEST 2/2/1.5 VILLA, 1105 sq. ft. living, stand-alone home, on the market. MLS#384191/SR/MAR . . . . . . . . $48,900 MOVE-IN READY 2/2/2 w/indoor utility room, acrylic-enclosed lanai, courtyard patio, GOLF-COURSE VIEWS, & TONS of updates including roof & HV AC. See it for yourself TODA Y! MLS#384583/DP/CON . . . . . . . . $104,900 COZY HOME WITH DET ACHED GUEST COTT AGE on maintained lot in Oak Run golf-view neighborhood. 2/2/2 main house with full bathroom in detached guest cottage perfect for out-of-town visitors! See Y ouT ube video of the home at www .bigsunrealty .com MLS#383650/LK/USE . . . . . . . . . $109,999 LOVEL Y 2 BEDROOMS, 2 BA TH VILLA with 1.5 car garage, Florida room in rear Located near swimming pool, gym and activity hall. Home in good condition great retirement community and home. MLS#386297/BA/FOR . . . . . . . . . $42,500 CORNER LOT END UNIT VILLA. 2/2/2 with rocking chair front porch overlooks the park like setting. Close to main gate for easy shopping. Combine living/dining rms, kitchen and family rm. for great entertaining. Golf cart include! This home is As Is with right to inspect. MLS#384640/LBK/LA W . . . . . . . . . . $48,900 HANDYMAN SPECIAL WITH LOTS OF POTENTIAL IN EST A BLISHED NEIGHBORHOOD 3/2 on .25 acre. Convenient location. See it today! MLS#375254/DP/MUL . . $49,900 END UNIT VILLA that has the H&R Club as your backyard view 2/2/2 with study/ den, Fl rm. under heat/AC, large living/ dining rm. with Cathedral ceiling, split bedroom plan and wood laminate floors thru-out. Must see theres simply too much to mention. MLS#382937/LBK/RAN . . . . . . . . $84,500 GREA T SETTING for this 2/2/2 freestanding home with a den + formal dining room AND breakfast nook & inside utility room. EVERYTHING you could want for active retirement living. Call today for a personal viewing. MLS#382018/DP/BRU . . . . . . . $106,500 IMMACULA TE MOVE-IN READY 2/2/2 EXP ANDED VILLA. New heat/AC 2012, neutral flooring & interior paint. Library in home office, Florida rm, eat-in kitchen w/ newer appliances. Split plan bedrooms & baths. This fantastic home is close to the golf course. Rocking chair front porch with no large trees in front yard. The all appliances & window treatments are included. Make this your first stop & it will be your only home to preview MLS#388423/LBK/JAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . $76,500 9020-A SW 93RD LANE DIRECTIONS: SR 200 main gate, T/R @ SW 89th Ct. Rd., T/L @ SW 93rd Ln., home on left. PLEASE PRESENT THIS AD TO GUARD AT GATE OPEN HOUSE 9464-A SW 97TH LANE For more information, go to www.bigsunrealty.com, click on Open Houses PLEASE PRESENT THIS AD TO GUARD AT GATE OPEN HOUSE 8537-B SW 90TH PLACE For more information, go to www.bigsunrealty.com, click on Open Houses EXPANDED 2/2/2 VILLA. Large kitchen with numerous cabinets, overlooking the family rm. Plus a Florida rm. under heat/AC. Enjoy sitting on your rocking chair front porch. Living/dining rm. combo, master & guest bath has tile. Plantation blinds, solar collector hot water heater. This home offers plenty of living space for entertaining. MLS#388419/LBK/REE . . . . . . . . $58,900 8537-B SW 90TH PLACE DIRECTIONS: SR 200 main gate, T/R @ SW 90th St., T/R @ SW 87th Ave., T/L @ SW 90th Pl., home on left. OPEN SUNDA Y 12:30-1:30 PM ON TOP OF THE WORLD 9464-A SW 97TH LANE OPEN SUNDA Y 1:00-3:00 PM ON TOP OF THE WORLD OP EN SUNDA Y 2:00-3:30 PM ON TOP OF THE WORLD PLEASE PRESENT THIS AD TO GUARD AT GATE OPEN HOUSE 9020-A SW 93RD LANE For more information, go to www.bigsunrealty.com, click on Open Houses PINE RUN ESTATES SUN COUNTRY NEW LISTING ON TOP OF THE WORLD NEW LISTING ON TOP OF THE WORLD OAK RUN ON TOP OF THE WORLD ON TOP OF THE WORLD OAK RUN ON TOP OF THE WORLD ON TOP OF THE WORLD ON TOP OF THE WORLD ON TOP OF THE WORLD SPRUCE CREEK PRESER VE ON TOP OF THE WORLD ON TOP OF THE WORLD ON TOP OF THE WORLD ON TOP OF THE WORLD ON TOP OF THE WORLD SALE PENDING

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Friday, April 12, 2013 ~ 25 www.smcitizen.com 4~ Friday, April 12, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Add Up TheSAVINGSwith a Name Address City State Zip Phone 10 Words $8.20 Per Week 44 For Each Additional Word Pricing Includes Online All Ads Must Be Prepaid All Credit Card s Accepted1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 10WORDS$8.20+44AWORD(IncludesOnline)=TOTAL For your convenience, mail with payments to South Marion Citizen office at 8810 SW SR 200, Unit 104, Ocala, FL 34481 or call...Serving S.R. 200 Communities & Businesses CallTollFree1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIEDAD SMC_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_11 StevesHandymanService(352) 854-4927000EJIX STUMP GRINDING CALL JIM FOR FREE ESTIMA TES (800) 478-8679 LET US WORKFOR YOU!CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403SOUTH MARIONCITIZENCLASSIFIEDSGET RESULTS! 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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 THE UNIT By Ninni Holmqvist In this futuristic dystopian novel a Scandinavian country has partially solved the problem of skyrocketing health costs and a burgeoning elderly population. Women over 50 and men over 60 who are childless, poor, and not engaged in essential government work are transported to a state-of-the-art facility where they can enjoy their own cozy apartments, the finest cuisine, and fashionable clothingall freefor several years during which they will donate bodily parts and offer themselves for pharmaceutical experiments. Dorrit Weger is one such dispensable who is taken to the unit in a wine-colored minivan with blacked-out windows. At first shes pleasantly surprised: It was more comfortable than I could have imaginea suite of my own. It was light and spacious, furnished in a modern style and tastefully decorated in muted colors. What she was not prepared for were the cameras everywhere: Even the bathroom was monitored. There were no less than three cameras in that small space. But, curiously, once inside the medical facility Doritt feels a freedom and an ability to be herself she had lacked on the outside where her lifestyle in this utilitarian society was deemed selfish. At first even the bodily contributions seem benign but later she becomes more observant, noting people sleeping in chairs as the result of test drugs. Still later she finds some residents walking like zombies and others with blotchy skin. And, of course, neighbors and new-found friends begin to disappear on a regular basis. When Dorrit meets Johannes and falls in love everything changes. Her pleasant surroundings become a prison and a stranglehold preventing her from leading a happy life with her lover. National Public Radio called Holmqvists debut novel a conversation starter. Certainly, her chilling scenario does raise many questions about human value, human dignity, and the individuals rights as opposed to the governments, as well as a society that brands certain of its members as dispensables. Readers must ask themselves whether in a world more obsessed with numbers than with people is The Unit so farfetched after all? Bookmark Pat Wellington Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com A futuristic tale that leaves you asking questions Sunday, April 14 Ca nto r a n d p i a nist to perf o r mOn Sunday, April 14 at 2 p.m., Temple Bnai Darom is honored to present Cantor Kim Komrad and pianist David Leighton in concert at our Temple Sanctuary, 49 Banyan Course, Ocala. Kim is the first female cantor to hold a pulpit in a Conservative Synagogue in the Baltimore-Washington D.C. area. David Leighton is a Julliard trained pianist and has been a performer and assistant conductor for the NYC Metropolitan Opera. Please go to their web sites for more background: www.kimkomrad.com and www.davidleighton.com. Their performance will contain a range of music from traditional liturgical and Jewish music to contemporary standards and Broadway melodies. Please contact Anne Lange at (352) 245-1212 or summerfieldlange@aol.com for reservations. Tickets are $12 per person which includes refreshments during intermission.Cha m ber Mu si c S o c i e ty c on cer tThe Marion Chamber Music Society is hosting the Kim-Crawford-Kreeger Trio Sunday, April 14, at 3 p.m. at Queen of Peace Church, 6455 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. Eunice Kim, violin, John-Henry Crawford, Cello, and Patrick Kreeger, piano, are all students at the world renowned Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia. All Marion Chamber Music Society programs are free and open to the public. 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She also noted the move of R&L Carriers into the old TBW building on Northeast 14th Street. She spoke of how the county has maintained its millage rate with budget cuts. She added that there is a natural gas facility being dedicated this week and the company will build fueling stations around the county. The county will be converting its vehicles to using natural gas, reducing the dependency on foreign oil. She also spoke of the solid waste agreement to send the countys waste to a site in Sumter County. Bryant noted that the tourism industry is alive and well, with various events and sports drawing people in from outside the county. Asked about Silver Springs, she said that Palace Entertainment will be out in September, and that the county is still in talks on a business model for the park. I dont want to see it turned into a passive park, she said. The commissioner added that there is talk of entertainment and rides, and even talk of a ZIP line. She said that Munroe Regional Medical Centers future will probably be decided at an April 18 meeting, and that the Munroe board is down to two finalists. Friday, April 12, 2013 ~ 3 www.smcitizen.com 352-489-4933 6976 North Lecanto Hwy., Holder, FL Intersection on Hwy 491 Visit us on Facebook at Snows Country Market and Charlies Produce 000EM6W Crafty Folks Market Day April 19 & 26 9am 2pm Baked and Canned Goods, Handmade Items and More 26~ Friday, April 12, 2013 www.smcitizen.com BRYANTCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 the fastest individual runners in various age categories. Tent space will also be available for a nominal fee for businesses and teams to network and showcase business services. To learn more about the Run for the Springs 5K, visit www.marioncountyfl.org/corporaterun.htm or call the Office of the County Engineer at 352-671-8686. To learn more about ways you can help protect Marion County water resources, visit www.bewisewhenyoufertilize.com. SPRINGSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 theyre supposed to match him to an appropriate person or family. This means that the size, temperament, age, grooming and activity needs of the dog or cat should fit with certain characteristics of the adoptive family. This helps ensure a successful adoption for both the animal and his people. When this isnt done, it is not a happy situation and the animal usually suffers the most. A case in point is our featured dog, Mack, a beautiful Labradoodle that needs a new forever home. A Labradoodle is a cross between a Labrador retriever and a standard poodle. Bouncy and effervescent as a puppy, this designer breed grows into a strong, active, effervescent 80 or so pound adult. He makes a great pet for the right household, but when Mack was a little fur ball of a puppy, his breeder adopted him out to wait for it an 85 year old couple. Three years later one is in a nursing home and the other can no longer care for him. Now we are helping Pet Network find him an appropriate loving home. Macks new family needs to be patient with socialization and training, strong enough to handle an 80-pound dog and agreeable to giving him long walks and play time daily, either in a fenced yard or a large dog park. Mack is housetrained, knows some basic commands that need to be gently reinforced, and loves to ride in the car. Hes good natured and fun, but was never socialized to many people, children, or other animals. He may or may not get along with other dogs, but a larger dog could be tried out at first meeting to see how they get along. He would be too boisterous for a tiny dog. He may be fine with older children who know how to behave around dogs say over twelve but they would have to meet first to see how it would work out. He needs to be patiently shown appropriate chew toys to play with since he likes to eat socks and towels thats the Labrador in him. The poodle in him makes him shed less dander, so hes a better choice for someone who ordinarily has dog allergies. If you are able and willing to do all the necessary things to help Mack be the great companion he was born to be, please call Mary at 352-528-0270. Lets try to find this sweet deserving boy a new home. Just a few more words about puppy adoptions: everyone loves puppies, and its easy to fall head over heels in love with one that youre holding in your arms at the breeders or at a shelter. But before you take one in, think about the appropriateness for this stage in your life. You may have gotten your last dog as a puppy, but maybe that was 15 years ago or more. Now youre older, maybe not as active or healthy, and you forget all the work involved in raising a helpless puppy. Maybe the best thing to do now is adopt an older or senior dog that is already trained, is calmer, and is the right size for your current lifestyle. The shelters have many mature dogs (and cats) who are looking for good homes. The greatest gift you can give a dog or cat that you adopt is to be able to properly care for them so you have a loving, lifelong companion. Until next month remember: Pets are not our whole lives, but they make our lives whole. SPCACONTINUED FROM PAGE 24 Mack is a Labradoodle. Tattoos OK for donorsAs of now, that spring break tattoo may no longer prevent a person from donating blood with LifeSouth. With the state of Florida tightening its laws on the inspection and licensing of tattoo parlors, anyone who has received a tattoo in a licensed Florida tattoo parlor since those changes went into effect Jan. 1, will no longer face the one-year deferral on donating blood, said LifeSouth Director of Recruitment and Retention Galen Unold. Unold explained that LifeSouth had earlier made a similar change for its donors in Alabama when that state tightened its licensing and inspection regulation. With tattoos increasing in popularity, more and more people were prevented from donating, but it was important because our number one goal is keeping the blood supply safe, Unold said. As LifeSouth adopts the change, Unold explained that a small number of potential donors will still be facing the one-year wait. Anyone who has already attempted to donate this year, but received a one-year deferral because of a tattoo, wont be permitted to donate until a year after their attempted donation date, he said. Anyone with questions can call LifeSouth toll-free at 888-795-2707. Saturday, April 13 All church yard and bake sale A huge yard and bake sale will take place on Saturday, April 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot of Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. Vendors sites will be provided and reservations for vendors will be accepted March 23 through April 12. The fee is $10 per space. Contact Jim Hein at 352-8733199. Art Expo at OTOW Local artists from On Top of the World, Oak Run, Palm Cay, Stone Creek and other communities in Ocala showcase their masterpieces at this annual art expo on Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Circle Square Cultural Center. Works include paintings, sculptures, stained glass, portrait sketches, clay jewelry, metal artwork, watercolors and much more. Enjoy live entertainment by the Paul De Ritter Duo as during the expo. This event is free and open to the public. The Circle Square Cultural Center is at 8395 S.W. 80th St., Ocala. For more information, visit www.csculturalcenter.com or call On Top of the Worlds Health and Recreation Office at 352-854-8707 Ext. 7530. Golf tourney at Ocala Palms Ocala Palms Golf and Country Club will sponsor the annual Free Enterprise Open Four Person Scramble on Saturday, April 13. The tournament benefits the Florida Council on Economic Education, which provides economic and financial literacy programs to Florida teachers and students. The cost for the event is $70 per person (major credit cards accepted). Each player will receive a free round of golf, pancake breakfast, lunch, a chance to win a car for a hole in one, an EZ-GO golf car for a hole in one and one lady and one man will take a million dollar shot. An awards ceremony will be held following lunch with awards for the winning team plus gift certificates for the top teams in each flight, closest to the pin prizes, and plenty of door prizes. Please call the pro shop at 352-732-GOLF (4653) if you would like to participate or help sponsor this event. Book Feast at main library Enjoy a smorgasbord of brain food that will fill your cravings for the craft of writing as the HeadquartersOcala Public Library presents its Book Feast: An Event for Readers and Writers of All Ages from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, at its location on 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. Discover the unique talents of 38 local Florida writers from Marion and surrounding counties and learn first-hand about their personal writing experiences, style and the creative process. This is a wonderful opportunity for the public to purchase books from local authors, have them signed, get writing tips and generally talk to people from the area who have honed their writing skills, said Domina Daughtrey, Marion County Public Library System Information Services division manager and event coordinator. The Book Feast is sponsored by the Friends of the Ocala Public Library and is free and open to the public. For more information about the Book Feast or other Marion County Public Library System programs and services, call 352-671-8551 or visit the library website at http://library.marioncountyfl.org. Ocala West hosts breakfast Ocala West United Methodist Church community wide breakfast sponsored by the mens club will be on April 13 from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St., Ocala. All you can eat for $5. Cookies, cakes and pancakes offered The United Methodist Women of Ocala West United Methodist Church will have a Spring Bake Sale on April 13, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. The bake sale is held in conjunction with the mens famous-all-you can eat breakfast. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St., Ocala. Sons of Norway to organize group The Vikings are coming! The Sons of Norway (SON), a fraternal benefits organization, is hosting an organizational meeting to form a lodge in Ocala Saturday, April 13 at 2 p.m., Ocala Hilton, 3600 S.W. 36th Ave., Ocala (hotel: 352-854-1400). Area residents are cordially invited to attend and learn more about Sons of Norway. Beverages and dessert will be served. The Sons of Norway is the largest Norwegian organization outside of Norway. SON has over 400 local lodges and eight (8) District Lodges. The Ocala lodge will be the 14th lodge in Florida. The mission of the SON is to Promote and preserve the heritage and culture of Norway and provide quality insurance and financial products to its members. Members do not have to be of Norwegian birth or descent but must be interested in the heritage and culture of Norway. For further information about the April 13 meeting and to RSVP by Wednesday, April 10 please contact one of these SON members: Asta Nilsen at 352-854-9660 or alfnasta@aol.com or Joyce Olsen at 352-861-0521 or jolsen@deccacable.com. Rummage sale at Peace Lutheran The annual rummage sale at Peace Lutheran Church will take place on Saturday, April 13, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be no early sales. The ladies of the Peace chapter of the Lutheran Womens Missionary League will be working all week to sort and price the vast number sale items which have been donated by members. Shoppers will find many unusual items at amazing bargain prices. The Peace Lutheran Mens Club will be assisting and will make hotdogs, chips and soft drinks available the day of the sale. Peace Lutheran Church, The Church On The Hill, is at 7201 S. U.S. Highway 41, five miles north of downtown Dunnellon. For more information call the church, 352-489-5881 or visit www.PeaceLutheranOnline.com. More on Page 4 000EKPP SHUTTERS VERTICALS FAUX WOOD & WOOD HORIZONTAL BLINDS SUNSCREEN SHADES PRIVACY SHADINGS CELLULAR SHADES WOVEN WOODS MORE Plantation Shutters $ 13 95 Measured & Installed Lifetime Warranty Made in America Sq. Ft. 2 FAUX BLINDS INSTALLED FREE Our Blinds are Built with a STEEL HEADRAIL. 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Friday, April 12, 2013 ~ 27 www.smcitizen.com 2~ Friday, April 12, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Friday, April 12 Bonsai exhibit continuesThe Marion Bonsai Society and Master the Possibilities Education Center present the 6th Annual The Living Art of Bonsai exhibit from April 10 through April 13. The exhibit will feature several trees that transform Master the Possibilities education center into a forest of art. Register for associated classes, presentations and demonstrations available through Master the Possibilities at www.masterthepossibilities.com. The four-day display is free and open to the public. Master the Possibilities is at 8415 S.W. 80th St, Ocala. Exhibit hours: 11 and 12, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and April 13, 9 a.m. to noon. For more details on this and other presentations visit us online or call 352-861-9751.Free concert scheduledThere will be a free concert at Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church in Citrus Springs and the community is invited, Natalie and the Greyhounds will present a one-hour songfest on Friday, April 12, at 7 p.m. at the church, located at 9425 N. Citrus Springs Blvd., Citrus Springs. Natalie and the Greyhounds is a doo-wop group that is a part of the Kingdom of the Sun Concert Band. There will be refreshment after the concert. For information, call 352-489-5511.Friday Forum at Buffet CityIn the hope that civil discourse will lead to civic action, Justice Sandra Day OConnor during the course of her career always invited her colleagues to break bread with her. A group of concerned Marion County activists wishes to do likewise by expanding our community conversation about important issues of the day with a monthly luncheon speaker series to be known as The Friday Forum. The first will take place on Friday, April 12, at 11:30 a.m. at Buffet City. People from all walks of life who share an interest in our community and the welfare of all our people are invited to attend. Bruce Seaman, pastor at Fairfield Presbyterian Church and coordinator of Awake Marion, an affiliate of the statewide coalition of progressive groups known as Awake the State, will be the first speaker. He will describe the groups current initiatives and introduce their project leaders. Buffet City is centrally located at the corner of State Road 200 and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard just west of U.S. Highway 441. Attendees are asked to arrive at 11:30 a.m. to select their meal so that the program can begin promptly at noon. Buffet City will reserve one of its rooms for us depending upon the number expected. So please email FridayForumofMarionCounty@gmail.com or telephone Delphine Herbert at 352-873-9970 to say you are coming.Three-day performance at DunnellonPlayers from Dunnellon High and Dunnellon Middle schools will present the ferociously funny, familyfriendly comedy, Mama Wont Fly on April 12, 13 and 14. An outrageously hilarious race against the clock begins when Savannah Sprunt Fairchild Honeycutt agrees to get her feisty mother all the way from Alabama to California in time for her brothers wedding. Savannahs problem: Mama wont fly. Show times are April 12 and 13 at 7 p.m., and April 14 at 3 p.m., at Dunnellon Middle School auditorium. Dunnellon Middle school is at 21005 Chestnut St. Tickets are $5 at the door. Call Dianne Sellner at 352-465-6745 for additional information.Murder mystery dinner theaterThe Episcopal Church of the Advent will hold a murder mystery dinner theater on Friday, April 12, at 5:30 p.m. The title of the production is Murder at all sinners and tickets are on sale now for $15. A three-course meal is planned. The Church is at 11251 S.W. County Road 484 in Dunnellon (across from the firehouse). To reserve your tickets, please call the churchs office at 352-4657272. Community calendar Must present coupon. Any make or model. In office only. One week only. BATTERIES FREE HEARING TEST BATTERY REPLACEMENT HEARING AID REPAIRS PREMIUM ZINC BATTERIES 99 Limit 1 Coupon Per Visit. Limit 2 Packs Per Visit. Must present coupon. 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BRIEFS Dentistry from the HeartThe annual Dentistry from the Heart program by Dr. Stephen H. Dunn, will take place on Friday, April 12, at his office, 9401 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 101, Ocala. From 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., visitors can choose any one of the following: cleaning, filling or extraction. The service will be free. For more information call Dr. Dunns office at 352-873-2000. INDEX Bookmark................................4 Cherrywood.........................16 Classified...............................24 Marion Landing..................14 Oak Run.................................22 OTOW.....................................12 Out to Pastor........................10 Paws and Claws..................24 Pun Alley...............................21 Puzzles...................................19CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & Businesses FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 2013 VOLUME 17 NUMBER 46 www.smcitizen.com 28~ Friday, April 12, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Bryant to Coalition: County in good shape PHOTO BY JIM CLARKCounty Commissioner Kathy Bryant, left, talks with Jack Walsh as Susan Reid looks on after the State Road 200 Coalition meeting. BY JIM CLARK EditorBefore County Commission Chair Kathy Bryant even got a chance to be introduced at the State Road 200 Coalition meeting Monday, April 8, she was called to the podium with Lt. Dennis Joiner of the Sheriffs Office as the two were peppered with questions about a subject that is an issue on the Corridor panhandlers. Bryant was scheduled to give the State of the County speech at the meeting, and did so, but not before having to explain what is being done about the panhandlers on the corners of various Marion County streets, not just on State Road 200. She said the county is working on an ordinance that would create misdemeanor charges, fines and possible jail time for violators. She also pointed out that there could be penalties for people who give money from their cars, not just to the recipients. However, she also added that the proposed new law is not a cure-all. She encouraged residents to stop giving money to the panhandlers. After that issue subsided, she went on with her talk, praising some of the things that the county has done. We really do have a lot of good things going on, she commented. She used a lot of statistics during her discussion, among them the countys jobless rate which has dropped from 14.3 percent in 2010 to the current rate of 8.4 percent. She said that in December 2010 the county put together an aggressive plan to pursue economic development. She pointed to a recent success as Federal Express signed to put a 400,000 square foot distribution center in the new Commerce Park, which is located north of U.S. Highway 27 just east of Interstate 75. The $125 million investment will create 165 new jobs. Issue of panhandlers addressed PLEASESEEBRYANT PAGE3 BY JIM CLARK EditorLt. Dennis Joiner is the new commander of the Marion County Sheriffs Office Southwest District. He took command late last week. During his first appearance at the State Road 200 Coalition meeting Monday, Joiner said he has been with the MCSO for 20 years. He started as a patrol deputy, went to Major Crimes, as a sergeant worked the roads and was in charge of the traffic unit. He spent the last 2 years as the commander in the Dunnellon district office. He promised residents that he will be accessible, and said he would give as honest and fair an answer as I can give you. Joiner replaces Capt. Jim Burton, who is now a watch commander. Joiner takes charge of SW Sheriffs Office PHOTO BY JIM CLARKLt. Dennis Joiner speaks at the Coalition meeting. PHOTO BY JIM CLARKViolets on displayAfrican Violets were on display last weekend at the Pioneer Garden Club in the Ocala clubs annual show. The Marion County Office of the County Engineer and its Stormwater Section invite runners, families and friends to start this coming weekend on a fun and healthy note by taking part in Marion Countys first Run for the Springs 5K on Saturday, April 13. The familyfriendly event will celebrate Marion Countys unique water resources while raising awareness about steps that individuals and businesses can take to protect them. Race and recreation activities will start at 7:30 a.m. on the McPherson Government Complex grounds (601 S.E. 25th Ave., Ocala). To register individually or as part of a team, visit www.marioncountyfl.org/corporaterun.ht m. Participants may also register in person at the Office of the County Engineer (601 S.E. 25th Ave.) or on the day of the event. Each 5K participant will receive a race T-shirt featuring winning art from the Run for the Springs T-shirt art design contest by local artist Rebecca Durham. Event attendees will be able to enjoy the 5K race and awards ceremony, a childrens play area, refreshments, music and more. Race awards will be presented to the fastest teams in various business categories, as well as to Run for the Springs planned for Saturday PLEASESEESPRINGS PAGE3 Pinwheel project to fight child abuseDuring 2012, over 5,600 children were abused, neglected, or abandoned in Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Marion, and Sumter Counties. During the month of April, child advocates rally to raise awareness and increase child abuse prevention efforts in the community. A shining, spinning pinwheel is a classic symbol of childhood. Together, Kids Central, Devereux and The Department of Children and Families will plant large-scale pinwheel gardens in commemoration of the abused and neglected children of Marion County. By working together, the aforementioned partners will engage the Ocala community to recognize, combat and prevent child abuse. With the donation of land use by Cunningham Funeral Home and The Simon Property Management, over 1,500 pinwheels will spin for Ocala to observe and connect to the efforts focused on awareness and prevention. A short, informal planting of 300 pinwheels will be held Monday, April 15 at 10 a.m. at CunninghamFuneral Home, 434 N.W. Martin Luther King Jr Ave., Ocala. The public is welcome to attend and help plant the pinwheels or simply view the garden. After that brief ceremony the pinwheel gardeners will continue their task at the Paddock Mall to plant another 1,200 shiny blue and silver pinwheels. The pinwheels will remain on display from to April 30 in the field next to Cunningham Funeral Home, at the Ocala Neighborhood Resource Center, and by the food court entrance of The Paddock Mall and covering the hill located at the north eastern entrance to the Paddock Mall on State Road 200. Get your medicine readyGot a lot of outdated or nolonger-prescribed medicine at your house? Want to get rid of it the proper way? Then come to this Southwest District office of the Marion County Sheriffs Department on April 27, a Saturday, and drop it off between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The drop-off program is run a couple of times a year. *See sales person for details. Pictures for illustration purposes only. All prices and payments are with $1,000 cash or trade equity plus tax, tag, and $495 administration fee. 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