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BRIEFS Last chance to voteThis is the last chance for you to tell the community how you feel about your favorite businesses. The annual Readers Choice ballot is in todays home-delivered editions for the third and final time. Readers may fill out the ballot on Pages 13 and 14, following the instructions included on the ballot, and turn them in to be eligible for a $100 prize. The entries must be received by May 8. Results of the voting will be published in a special section to be published in June. To protect the integrity of the voting, ballots are only available in homedelivered papers. INDEX Bookmark..............................23 Cherrywood.........................15 Classifieds.............................30 Judis Journal.......................18 Oak Run.................................20 Obituary...................................3 Out to Pastor........................11 Pun Alley...............................29 Puzzles...................................27 Spruce Creek North...........22CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & Businesses FRIDAY, May 3, 2013 VOLUME 17 NUMBER 49 www.smcitizen.com 32 ~ Friday, May 3, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Turning in the pills PHOTO BY RON RATNER PHOTO BY JIM CLARK A rush of residents descended upon the Southwest District Sheriffs Office Brian Litz Building last Saturday for the national drug take-back day, sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Marion County Sheriffs Office. Above, the parking lot was full early as cars lined up on State Road 200 to enter the facility. At right, Barbara Goldstein of Oak Run did what many others did also, dropping off some medication for proper disposal. See column on Page 8. It was a great day for a race on April 20, when the Helping Hands run was held at the Baseline Greenway Trailhead in Ocala. The purpose of the event was to raise money to help people in need, particularly single moms and children ... assisting them with housing, food, clothes, medical, transportation, jobs, education, and counseling. Proceeds from the event were $40,000. More than 425 registered runners and walkers, including many young people, took part, and there were more than 100 spectators and volunteers. Many personal records were set among the top runners. Special guest runners and participants present included U.S. Congressman Ted Yoho, former Sheriff Ed Dean, State Attorney Brad King, City Attorney Jimmy Gooding, Tax Collector George Albright, County Commissioner Kathy Bryant, Miss Marion County USA Tori Petry, the Forest High cheerleaders and their Helping Hands run raises $40,000 The start of the Helping Hands run. PLEASESEERUN PAGE3 A 53-year-old Ocala man who was crossing State Road 200 on foot Wednesday night, April 24, was struck by two vehicles and killed. The accident took place in the area of Southwest 88th Terrace, across from the entrance to Pine Run and in front of the shopping center which houses the office of the South Marion Citizen and West Marion Messenger. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Al Scott Benson was crossing the highway when he was struck by a Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by Ramona Jane Natal, 46, of Dunnellon. Then a Ford Crown Victoria driven by Robert Cecil Johnson, 53, of Ocala struck Benson as he was lying in the road. Benson, who was listed as a construction worker who moved to this area 20 years ago, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, which occurred about 9:35 p.m. Neither driver was injured. Both vehicles stayed at the scene until law enforcement officials arrived. Man dies crossing SR 200 A memorial for Al Scott Benson was placed in front of Kingsland Plaza Tuesday. Its high time for moms to be pampered. On May 9, Paddock Mall is the place to be as Simon Property Group, Inc. provides a free evening of relaxation and fun in honor of national Moms Nite Out. One hundred twenty nine Simon properties will be participating in this years event. The presenting sponsor of Simons Moms Nite Out celebration this year is Rethink Varicose Veins. At Paddock Mall, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in an exciting evening Mom event May 9 at Paddock Mall PLEASESEEMOM PAGE3 Rotary ribs return for sale this SaturdayThe fully-cooked baby back ribs from the Rotary Club of Ocala Southwest are back. On Saturday May 4 starting at 10 a.m., the tent at the Bank of the Ozarks on State Road 200 and Southwest 99th Street will be back with the purpose of raising funds to allow the Rotary Club of Ocala Southwest to support the College of Central Florida Nursing Scholarship Program and other local and international projects. A full rack of smoke-cooked baby back ribs costs only $18 if you prepay and pick up your order before 12:30 p.m. The cost is $20 for racks that are not prepaid. It is highly recommended to preorder and to get there early (if you dont preorder) before the ribs are gone! Before cooking, the ribs undergo a dry rub, imparting a flavor that can only be described as heavenly. 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After retirement from the Navy, Richard took a job with a car dealership in Kenosha, Wisconsin. He and his friends would frequent a restaurant lounge called Ninos Steak House. The manager of Ninos was Dolly and as he described her, the most beautiful woman in the world. Dolly wasnt much interested in a relationship and worked every weekend. For six months Richard tried to get a date with her only to be told, Im working. Taking the bull by the horns, Richard went to her manager and convinced him to give Dolly a Friday night off. Swooping in Richard invited Dolly to a lobster dinner. What he didnt tell her was that it would be a picnic style meal at the Round Lake Yacht Club. After getting his 21-foot Chris Craft docked, they sat down to eat. When some one is invited to a lobster dinner at a Yacht Club, they dont normally expect paper plates and plastic utensils. Fortunately Dolly had a sense of humor and the two of them laughed throughout the meal as they wrestled with their meal. A subsequent courtship began at a place called Blarneys Island. The quaint watering hole was an easy trip on Richards Chris Craft and soon they became regulars. Their favorite dance song was Yellow Bird so whenever they walked in, the band would immediately strike up that tune for them. For nearly 31 years they have been laughing, dancing and sharing life in marriage. Their biggest joy is sharing each others company in everything they do and spending time with their families. Their blended families get along famously and much of the summer, from May until September, they spend in Wisconsin entertaining their children; 13 grandchildren and five great grandchildren as well as spending time with brothers and sisters. Their home in Wisconsin is situated right on the Wolf River and a lake in Freemont. It is known as the White Bass capital of the world and Richard manages to feed his large family and friends with all the fish he catches. In November of 1995 Dolly retired from the variety store that she owned and ran while Richard left his career in sales. They sold the home they had built together and while maintaining their summer residence in Wisconsin, moved to Florida. They were the ninth home built in Cherrywood. Dolly was instrumental in the design of their house which they love. Richard confides, We loved Cherrywood from the first day and still do. Both have done much to get our activities going here in the community. Dolly was a founding member of the Entertainment Committee; Ladies Travel Billiards League; and starting dances at the clubhouse. Richard complimented her efforts by organizing the mens Travel Billiards League; golfing and of course Bingo. In the early days of Bingo, Richard had a hand cranked machine. He laughs describing how it took three people to operate. Now of course, thanks to his efforts, we have a modern machine to be enjoyed as he hosts games every Thursday at 7 p.m. Together they enjoy dancing, cards, travel, fishing, family and each other. Because of them, our quality of life here at Cherrywood is enhanced greatly. When you come to Bingo or when you see Dolly and Richard out and about, stop and tell them Thank you, for their work and good deeds and a special thanks to Richard for his service. We are proud of residents like Dolly and Richard for all they have done; for all they do and for helping to make Cherrywood the great community that it is. From your reporterIf you have suggestions, ideas or comments about this column please feel free to contact me at urperssec@yahoo.com. Im always happy to hear from my readers. Friday, May 3, 2013 ~ 31 www.smcitizen.com 2 ~ Friday, May 3, 2013 www.smcitizen.com CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 17 Marions Most Wanted Michael Wayne Evans Jr., 25, felony bench warrant failure to appear violation of probation arraignment dealing in stolen property. Willie James Galloway, 37, felony violation of probation warrant aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, aggravated child abuse. Billy Jason Overstreet Jr., 37, bench warrant failure to appear arraignment retail petit theft. Stephanie Lynn Pajowski, 30, felony violation of probation warrant, driving with license suspended felony 2 counts. Shatera Shenipa Richards, 24, bench warrant failure to appear pretrial conference retail petit theft, resisting or obstructing without violence. Derek Nathaniel Thomas, 23, felony violation of probation warrant cocaine possession. Classic American musical Guys and Dolls is live on stage at Ocala Civic Theatre from May 16 through June 9! In New York City, the heat is on! Unlucky gambler Nathan Detroit (John LaPaille) keeps trying to outrun the cops as he looks for a place to host the oldest established permanent floating crap game in New York. However, his long-suffering fiance Miss Adelaide (Joan Elizabeth), headliner at the Hot Box nightclub, is more interested in getting Nathan to the altar after 14 thwarted attempts. Meanwhile, suave high-roller Sky Masterson (Frank Louis Carullo), who is looking for action in many ways, has his eye on Save-a-Soul mission doll Sarah Brown (Victoria Sexton). He always wins, but the prim Sister isnt betting on his luck holding out. Everyones gambling on something, and the stakes are riding high. Odds are good for an entertaining time! Nathans wisecracking gang of gamblers includes Nicely-Nicely Johnson (Patrick Stanley), Benny Southstreet (Bill Roughton), Rusty Charlie (Gregg Bleam), Big Jule (Darrell Riley), Angie the Ox (Tom Ferreira), Harry the Horse (Adi Knapp), Society Max (Garrett Penning), Liver Lips Louie (Kenneth Lamb), Brandy Bottle Bates (Steve Gordon), and Scranton Slim (Max Trammell). Miss Adelaide is backed up by the Hot Box dancers: Amanda Franz, Miranda Morris, Melanie Tarter, and Aubrey Wise. Accompanying Sister Sarah in her mission of mercy are her grandfather, Arvide Abernathy (George Coker), and the Save-a-Soul mission band: Agatha (Shelby Randle), Calvin (J.P Leemans), and Martha (Cassandra Schwartz). General Matilda B. Cartwright (Kim Wise) is also on the scene to make sure Sarah is saving enough souls. Joey Biltmore (Clark Dougherty) runs the local garage, and Lieutenant Brannigan (David Hedges) provides the long arm of the law. And the colorful characters in the ensemble (Tattiana Blackman, Jordan Davidson, Daniel DiCola, Britani Jurkowski, William Lewis, Aiden McIntyre, and Faith Morales) provide the hustle and bustle of the city that never sleeps. The swinging score includes songs such as Luck Be a Lady, Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat, I've Never Been in Love Before, A Bushel and a Peck, Adelaide's Lament, Sue Me, and If I Were a Bell. With its dazzling dance numbers and glittering skyline, this bold and brassy musical is a winner however you roll the dice! Guys and Dolls is directed and choreographed by Greg Thompson. Music director is Ryan Pagels. Set design is by Dennis Maulden, with lighting by Robert P Robins, sound by Timothy J. Dygert, and costumes by Elizabeth Tarner. Ginny Riley is production stage manager. Tickets are $22 for adults and $10 for full-time students (student ID required for college students). For reservations or more information, call (352) 236-2274 or stop by the box office. You may buy tickets online at www.ocalacivictheatre.com. (A service charge applies to online purchases.) The Ocala Civic Theatre is located at 4337 East Silver Springs Boulevard (East State Road 40) in the Appleton Cultural Center. The theatre produces more than 12 fully staged, professional-quality live performances each season. Guys and Dolls at Civic Theatre VISION PROBLEMS? Get An Eye Exam. HEARING LOSS? Turn up the T.V. Tell people to speak up Dont answer the phone. Stay out of restaurants. Dont go to movies. Avoid socializing. If you want to pay more for better hearing... THATS YOUR BUSINESS! If you want to pay LESS... THATS OUR BUSINESS! YOU NEED TO CALL IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE Has difficulty hearing outdoors, in restaurants or home Problems following conversation, especially in groups Frequently ask others to repeat themselves Strain to understand certain peoples voices or words Seems like people mumble, you want them to speak up Are told you play the T.V. too loud. Is Your Hearing Difficulty Earwax Buildup or Something More Serious? FREE Test Dates are available May 3-10, 2013 Your Video Otoscope exam may reveal such common problems as: Excessive ear wax Damage to your eardrum Visible obstruction in the ear canal Other conditions which may make it difficult for you to hear clearly You may qualify for FREE Rechargeable Hearing Aids (no need to change batteries!) ACT TODAY! FEDERAL WORKERS AND RETIREES Annual Hearing Test: SMART Annual Hearing Test: GENIUS F ree ATTENTION To avoid waiting you MUST call ahead for an appointment. 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 Using a miniature video otoscope, well painlessly look inside your ear canal and show it on a monitor and you can watch along! Video Otoscope exams are FREE during this event! 000ERP1 Estate Planning Wills Trusts Real Estate Probate Corporations Medicaid Qualifying Tax Law 7480 SW SR 200 Ocala, FL 34476 Robert A. Stermer, LL.M (TAX) Attorney At Law 000EQSI 8 6 1 0 4 4 7 8 6 1 0 4 4 7 861 0447 No Charge for Initial Consultation The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our qualificati ons and experience. 000ETCX Mike Ruiz AT Mon Fri: 9:00am 7:00pm, Sat 9:00am 6:00pm, Sunday Noon 5:00pm 1850 S.E. 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Friday, May 3, 2013 ~ 3 www.smcitizen.com 30 ~ Friday, May 3, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Add Up TheSAVINGSwith a Name Address City State Zip Phone 10 Words $8.20 Per Week 44 For Each Additional Word Pricing Includes Online All Ads Must Be Prepaid All Credit Card s Accepted 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 10WORDS$8.20+44AWORD(IncludesOnline)=TOTAL For your convenience, mail with payments to South Marion Citizen office at 8810 SW SR 200, Unit 104, Ocala, FL 34481 or call...Serving S.R. 200 Communities & Businesses CallTollFree1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIEDAD SMC_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_11 BTYFitness has it all. Whether you are interested in one on one training or joining a group, our trainers are committed to providing an extraordinary experience during your time together. We offer the following programs for groups or individuals: -Power Yoga -Crossfit* style Workouts -Boot Camps Call us today! 352-322-2821 www.btyfitness.com STUMP GRINDING CALL JIM FOR FREE ESTIMATES (800) 478-8679 Steves Handyman Service (352) 854-4927 000ETF0R Good Housekeeping Available With References. Pls call Maria (352) 454-1599 L ET U S W ORK F OR Y OU CALL TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403South Marion CitizenClassifieds Get Results! Electrical, Plumbing Carpentry Sinks, Toilets Leaky Faucets Ceiling Fans Security Lighting Safety Railings Grab Bars, Ramps Drywall Repair Interior Painting Screens & Screen Doors Lanai Carpet/Tile Flooring Furniture, Cabinet Refinishing/Repairs Not Sure? -Call Me BeautyS e MOBILE HAIR CARE **FULL SER VICE ** IN YOUR HOME LIC. BEAUTICIAN/CNA SERVICE THE HOME BOUND/ ELDERLY. (352) 237-3347 MOBILE HAIR CARE **FULL SER VICE ** IN YOUR HOME LIC. BEAUTICIAN/CNA SERVICE THE HOME BOUND/ ELDERLY. (352) 237-3347 Live in Care Giver for your loved ones, Excellent References Call Joyce Ann (local res.) 850-661-1312 AUTO SWAP/ Corral CAR Show Sumter County Fairgrounds SUMTER SWAPMEETS SUN. MA Y 5, 1-800-438-8559 DODGE 2006 Dakota Quad CAB ST4.7 Liter Magnum R V8 A.R.E. Cap, Hitch, 43,000 $9,700.00 352.746.2621 352.746.2621 YACHTMAN1988 22 Pontoon Pontoon 22ft-40hp ELTO-Trailer-New Deck 2006-some new seats fully equipped-under cover 4,300.00 352.746.2621 WE BUYRVS, TRAVELTRAILERS, 5TH WHEELS, MOTOR HOMES Call US 352-201-6945 BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID-$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 L ET U S W ORK F OR Y OU CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403S OUTH M ARION C ITIZEN C LASSIFIEDSG ET R ESULTS! SPRUCE CREEK N. 3BR/2BA+ Full inlaw unit with own kitchen, bath, private entrance. Enclosed Porch, Corner lot, 1966 SF/LA. $875 + sec. + amenities (352) 854-7987 After 5pm PUBLISHERS NOTICE: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. 2355 S. Ripple Path Crystal River, 34429 Great Marine Mech, Boat storage and launch site for nearby scallops plus fishing & kayaks, Lgr bldg w/ 3/18rollups office tlr & boat ramp, $169k, finance poss. call 352-634-3862 ASSIST SENIORS We provide non-medical companionship and home help for seniors. Day, weekend and overnight shifts available. Join our special team of CAREGivers today. 352-622-5936 Lic. #HCS229393 Queen Size Sofa Bed like new $70. cell # 386-965-3997 ALLAUTOS WANTED with or without title. Any cond. make or model. We pay up to $10,000 and offer free towing. (813) 505-6939 OCALA DW 3/2 W/D hookup, near Westport school fenced, pets ok, $700/mo incls water 352-237-1341 Spruce Creek Preserve2BR/2BA VILLA enclosed porch, Must be 55 or over. Lots of Ammenities, No Pets, Year lease, Inlcudes Utilities $950. month (352) 873-1601 L ET U S W ORK F OR Y OU CALL TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403South Marion CitizenClassifieds Get Results! Todays New Ads Live in Care Giver for your loved ones, Excellent References Call Joyce Ann (local res.) 850-661-1312 Barrial Mausoleum Space with Casket, for Sale By Owner Paid $16,595., Must Sell for $9,000 Negotiable Call Larry at (352) 208-5799 or (352) 854-1958 STYLIST Chair Rental Only Great Southwest Location. Bonus after 1 year (352) 598-6721 After 6pm Country Club Restaurant FT Cook Needed Tue, Wed, Thur, Sat, & Sun -9am-3pmDishwasher Wed, Fri, Sat 4pm-8pm & Sun 8am-3pm Call 352-854-6557 X3 or email resume to jobs@deccahomes. com EEOC/DFWP Just call and see how easy it is to make money with the classifieds. ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MAXIMUM 10 WORDS RUNSFOR 2 WEEKS FREE TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403 L ET U S W ORK F OR Y OU CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403S OUTH M ARION C ITIZEN C LASSIFIEDSG ET R ESULTS! This weeks puzzle answers ROTC military cadets, Francis Marion Military Academys 2013 championship orienteering team, basketball players from Central Floridas 2013 national championship team, elite track runners from area high schools, former Boston Marathon runners, and more. Sponsors included 54 businesses, individuals, civic William Deering Parker, 74 William D. Parker, 74, passed away April 27, 2013, in Ocala, after a long battle with Alzheimers. Bill was born Aug. 6, 1938, in Greensboro, N.C., to Sennett Kaup and Ruth Adele (Smith) Parker. Bill first served in the Air Force and then the U.S. State Department. He worked in Uruguay, the USSR, Germany, South Africa, Somalia, the Dominican Republic, Paraguay, Malawi, India, Costa Rica, Turkey, and Washington DC. In 1994, Bill and his wife Dee moved to Ocala. He spoke seven languages and taught himself electrical engineering. Bill had an unquenchable curiosity about almost everything. Bill became a liaison between ham radio clubs and the Sheriffs office, and was recognized with a Distinguished Service Award for his 10-year volunteer contributions to the (MERT) Marion County Emergency Radio Communications Team. Bill grew MERT into an integral part of emergency preparedness in central Florida. He wrote the first operations manual and guided drill practices. Because of his planning before Hurricanes Charley, Frances, Jeanne and Alberto, local ham radio operators supplied needed services until normal communications could be restored. Bill loved being among these talented and devoted men and women. He was a life-long member of AARL. As a final act of service, Bills body will be donated to science to help find a cure for Alzheimers. Bill was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Robert Carraway Parker. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Dolores (Montoya); and two daughters, Karen (Peter) Gamble of Raleigh, N.C., and Judith Adele Parker of Portland, Oregon; two grandchildren, Rebecca Kileen Gamble and John Parker Gamble; as well as brother, James R. Parker (Charlene) of Springfield, Va. The family extends grateful thanks to the staff at Superior Residences at Cala Hills and Hospice of Marion County for their care and support during Bills final journey. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to Hospice of Marion County, 3231 S.W. 34th Ave, Ocala, FL 34474 or online at http://www.hospiceofmarion.com/donations.html. Arrangements are under the care of Countryside Funeral Home 352-620-2006. OBITUARY filled with refreshments, entertainment, fashion shows and beauty services, and prize giveaways all focused on rewarding Moms. The Paddock Mall event will take place Thursday, May 9, from 5 to 8 p.m. in Center Court. WOCA DJ Joe Martone will be onhand to emcee the festivities! Moms are so incredibly deserving of a night off, said Brenda Cleary, director of marketing and business development at Paddock Mall, and it is our privilege to be the venue where they come to enjoy it. Cleary added that as an extra bonus, one lucky mom and her friend will be treated to a trip to Chicago to see Bon Jovis Because We Can tour at historic Soldier Field on Friday, July 12. Bon Jovis new release, What About Now is in stores now. Rethink Varicose Veins is an educational campaign encouraging the more than 30 million Americans who suffer from venous disease, including varicose veins and chronic venous insufficiency (CVI), to rethink their condition and recognize it as a serious health concern. The campaign, led by a coalition of medical societies and sponsored by Covidien, encourages those with venous disease to learn more about their condition, find a vein specialist, and make informed decisions about the best, and often minimally-invasive treatment option for them. As part of the campaign, Olympic Gold Medalist Summer Sanders shares her personal story about the impact venous disease had on her life and the improvements she experienced. MOM CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 RUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 secret thats as closely guarded as the Coca Cola recipe. Youll need to eat the Rotarys baby back ribs to experience the great taste. If you want to place your ribs in the freezer and eat them later, reheating directions are included with your wrapped order. Pre-paid tickets are being sold by members of the Rotary Club of Ocala Southwest. You can also buy tickets at Integrity Home Health Care on Southwest 103 Street and at several locations along State Route 200 including the Bank of the Ozarks, Alarion Bank, Coldwell Banker/Ellison Realty, the law office of W.E. Bishop Jr. and M&S Bank on College Road. For more information, visit the Rotary Club of Ocala Southwest Facebook page or call W. E Bishop Jr. at 352-237-9225. RIBS CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 groups, and churches .... including former Governor Kenneth H. Buddy MacKay, College of Central Florida, Munroe Regional Medical Center, Ocala Eye, Junior League of Ocala, former Sheriff Don Moreland, Ocala Health, Regions Bank, Adena Springs South, Ed and Sarah Dean. The three biggest sponsors were Wells Fargo and Signature Brands, each giving $5,000 sponsorships, plus Townley manufacturing with a sponsorship of $2,500. For more information, go to www.helpinghandsocala.org. Tori Petry, Miss Marion County USA, with U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho at the Helping Hands race. Some youngsters running in the race. 000EQFP 8 2 9 6 S W 1 0 3 r d S t R d 3 5 2 2 3 7 3 6 7 6 M o n d a y F r i d a y 9 5 S a t u r d a y 9 4 W a l k I n s W e l c o m e M i l l e n n i u m H a i r S a l o n A Certified Goldwell Color Salon 000ETH0 $ 4 5 $ 45 B A S I C BASIC P E D I C U R E PEDICURE $ 1 5 9 5 $ 15 95 $ 4 2 $ 42 C O L O R & COLOR & C U T CUT P E R M & C U T PERM & CUT Must present coupon. Expires 5/9/13 Must present coupon. Expires 5/9/13 Must present coupon. Expires 5/9/13 GET READY FOR Mothers Day Mothers Day J a s m i n e P l a z a 3 5 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 Jasmine Plaza 352-401-0001 6 1 6 0 S W S R 2 0 0 U n i t 1 0 4 O c a l a F l o r i d a 3 4 4 7 6 6160 SW SR 200 Unit 104 Ocala, Florida 34476 S T O R E H O U R S : T U E S F R I 1 0 5 S A T 1 0 2 STORE HOURS: TUES.-FRI. 10-5 SAT. 10-2 Readers Choice Winner Jewelry Store 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 www.jandjjewelersocala.com All repairs done on premises. 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Friday, May 3 Town Hall meetings setDunnellon area-residents will soon have an opportunity to speak with county leaders closer to home. The Marion County Board of County Commissioners is hosting a town hall meeting on Friday, May 3, from 9-11 a.m. at the Dunnellon Public Library (20351 Robinson Road, Dunnellon). The County Commission is holding a series of town hall meetings to meet and speak with residents in their districts; this is the second town hall scheduled in a 10-meeting series. The next town hall event will be held June 7 from 9-11 a.m. at the Belleview Public Library (13145 S.E. County Road 484, Belleview). These are the only two meetings scheduled close to the State Road 200 Corridor that have been announced.. For more information on the town halls, please contact the County Commission Office at 352-438-2323. Saturday, May 4 AUCE pancakes at CrossroadsA pancake breakfast for the community is planned for May 4, 8 to 11 a.m. by members of Crossroads Church of God. All you can eat pancakes, sausage and drink is $5. Crossroads is at 8070 S.W. 60th Ave, Ocala. The church office phone is 352291-2080. Yard sale at First CongregationalA huge yard sale will take place on Saturday, May 4 at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 7171 S.W. State Road 200, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Enrichment Center. There will be electronics, furniture, tools, clothing, jewelry, home decor, appliances and much, much more. Historical Novel Society meets The Florida Chapter of the Historical Novel Society meets on the first Saturday of each month in the Community Room at the Central Ridge Library, 425 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Beverly Hills. Business meetings begin at 1 p.m. and programs begin at 1:30 p.m. The May 4 meeting will be devoted to preparing for the fifth annual North American Conference of the Historical Novel Society to be held at the historic Renaissance Vinoy Resort in St. Petersburg, June 22-23. For those who plan to attend the Conference, we will be working on pitching a manuscript to an agent or editor, writing a book blurb, reviewing query letters and synopses, and there may be small group critique sessions for those not attending the conference. Everyone interested in reading, writing, and the historical novel genre is welcome to attend meetings of FCHNS. For more information call Marian Fox 352-726-0162 or visit our website www.fchns.org. Book sale at main libraryAt the main library on Silver Springs Boulevard, the Friends of the Ocala Library will hold their quarterly book sale on Saturday, May 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Rooms B and C. Hardcover books in all categories will be on sale for 50 cents, and paperbacks for 25 cents. Chess Club to meet The chess club that formed at the Freedom Public Library meets the first Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grab your board and chess pieces and come on down. Interested persons are invited to attend for a rousing game of chess. Its your move! For more information, call Ron at 352-873-2276.Free yoga class in Sholom ParkEnjoy a free yoga class in the beautiful Peace Park, on Southwest 80th Avenue, 2 1/2 miles north of State Road 200, on May 4 at 9 a.m. We meet on the first Saturday of each month until November, weather permitting. For information, call Ingrid at 352854-7950. Sunday, May 5 Concert at Ocala WestThe Southern Express Orchestra of Ocala will be in concert at the Ocala West United Methodist Church on Sunday, May 5, at 3 p.m. Featured will be some of the great music from the Big Band days as well as Show Tunes. This concert promises to be a wonderful afternoon of music. The Southern Express Orchestra is truly outstanding and has been appearing at Ocala West for several years as part of the annual concert series. Their sound is amazing and their level of musical expertise is superior in every way. The church is pleased to have them back. The orchestra is under the very capable direction of John Holland. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St. in Ocala. Phone is 352-854-9550. Civic Chorale to perform On Sunday, May 5, at 3 p.m., the Marion Civic Chorale, conducted by Matthew Bumbach, will perform a concert titled Give My Regards to Broadway at First United Methodist Church, 1126 E. Silver Springs Blvd. diagonally across the street from the old Ritz Hotel in Ocala. The program will include A Sentimental Journey Thru the 40s and medleys from Les Miserables, My Fair Lady, and The Phantom of the Opera. Admission is free but a free-will offering will be taken to benefit the churchs Tuesday Morning Outreach Ministry to help the homeless, jobless, and others in need. For further information about the concert, contact us at 352-537-0207 or www.fumcocala.org or wayne@fumcocala.org. Youth Symphony concertThe Ocala Youth Symphony is presenting its last concert of the season at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 5 at West Port High School, 3733 S.W. 80th Ave., Ocala. This is the end of the symphonys 14th season. Come and enjoy the musical presentations of these amazing musicians ranging in age from 8 to 18. Works selected range from the classics to contemporary, something for everyones musical taste. All concerts are free and open to the public. Bring a friend! For information call 352-873-6738. Friday, May 3, 2013 ~ 29 www.smcitizen.com 4 ~ Friday, May 3, 2013 www.smcitizen.com SOUTH MARION Citizen The South Marion Citizen is a free community newspaper covering news of communities in southwest Marion County including Oak Run, Pine Run, Palm Cay, On Top of the World, Kingsland Country Estates, Countryside Farms, Marion Landing, Majestic Oaks, Hidden Lake, Woods and Meadows Estates, Paddock Farms, Saddle Oak Club, Deer Creek, Cherrywood Estates, Hardwood Trails, Candler Hills, Country Oaks, and Harvest Meadows, among others. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Citizen: If your community is listed above and the Citizen is not delivered to your home and you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 200 Corridor, call 854-3986CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481 Editor Jim Clark Circulation Barbara Jaggers Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean and Kristy Kaigan General Manager John Provost Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Deadline for classified ads :Deadline for display advertising : Tuesday 4 p.m. before publicationMonday 5 p.m. before publication READER SERVICES I want to get news in the Citizen. Call editor Jim Clark at 352-854-3986 or send by e-mail to editor@smcitizen.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Citizenoffice in Kingsland Plaza. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Member of the Community Papers of Florida Hospice seeks singersHospice of Marion County invites you to consider a unique volunteer service. We have a special choral group known as the Journey Singers that sings songs of healing and comfort at the bedsides of the ill or dying at the four Marion County Hospice Houses, private homes, and other selective venues. We offer a wide choice of music, including spiritual, secular and patriotic selections. If you can read music and sing a cappella (that is, without instrumental accompaniment), and have a compassionate heart, join us in this rewarding journey. Call 352873-7441 for more details. Read the classifieds Community calendar T he 139th running of the Kentucky Derby takes place tomorrow. Known as The Fastest Two Minutes in Sports for its approximate duration, and also called The Run for the Roses for the blanket of roses draped over the winner, it is the most famous horse race in the United States. Pun Alley celebrates this prestigious event by going to the track for some racy stories. Zoology A young boy told his mother that his father had taken him to the zoo. The mother couldnt believe it. She said, Your father has never taken anyone to the zoo in his whole life. The boy said, He did, and one of the animals paid fifty dollars!Race fan A sharpie sold a naive racing fan a broken-down filly. When the fan went to the stable to see his new purchase, the vet was laboriously working over the horse. Is my horse sick? asked the new owner. Shes not the picture of health, the vet informed him, we hope to pull her through. Will I ever be able to race her? asked the fan. Chances are you will, the vet assured him, and youll probably beat her, too.None better An anonymous donor left a modest estate to a small convent. Each nun was given $50 to give away as she saw fit. Sister Catherine decided to give her share to the first poor person she saw. This happened to be a man leaning against the telephone pole across the street, and he obviously had known better days. She went out to the man and pressed the $50 into his hands and said, Godspeed, my good man. As she left, the man called out to her, What is your name? Shyly, she replied, Sister Catherine. The following evening, the man returned to the convent and rang the bell. Id like to see Sister Catherine, he said. The nun at the door answered, Im sorry, but I cannot disturb her right now. May I give her a message? Yes, said the man gleefully. Give her this $100 and tell her Godspeed came in second at Belmont. Some racy storiesHe finally figured out a way to leave the track with money. He gave up picking horses and started picking pockets. The horse named Fleabag was scratched. I bet on a great horse yesterday! It took seven horses to beat him. Harry Schine bought a horse and named it Harvest Moon. Then he had a portrait painted of himself sitting astride the horse. The painting, of course, was titled, Schine on Harvest Moon. Horses eat best when there isnt a bit in their mouths. Theres a new drink, popular in Boston, called the Paul Revere cocktail. Two drinks and you wake the neighbors and start horsing around. The ship had three horses and a sick bay. A gambler was hiding in the shrubbery next to the racetrack. He was hedging his bets. Jockeys take gallop polls to see which horse is most popular. Anyone should know how to put a saddle on a horse so it wont slip and cause an injury. Its a cinch. A horse named storm could ride like lightning with the rein. Winner? George said to Fred, I put $20 on a horse last week and he came in at twenty-five to one. Wow! You must be loaded, said Fred. Not really George replied, the rest of the field came in at twelve thirty.Whoa An incurable horseplayer, whose wife bitterly opposed his betting, continued to bet on the sly. One day a friend stopped by at his home and asked, How did you make out with Susie-Q yesterday? The bettors wife heard the remark and stomped out of the room in obvious anger. Now youve blown it! said the husband. My wife thinks Ive given up betting. 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Friday, May 3, 2013 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 28 ~ Friday, May 3, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Tuesday, May 7 Meeting on Fair TaxA presentation of the Fair Tax will be held at the Holiday Inn Express. 5260 E. Silver Springs Blvd., on May 7 at 7 p.m. The Fair Tax bill (HR 25) will be coming up for discussion this year and you need to know what it is all about. Friday, May 10 Victorian Tea Party scheduledA Victorian Tea Party will be held on Friday, May 10, at the Grand Ballroom, 108 N.E. Magnolia Ave. starting at 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $18 per person and include buffet, music, a dramatic presentation from Father Knows Best, raffle items and a silent auction. Wear your tea party hat and bring your mother or daughter for Mothers Day. Seating is limited, so call 352-8734700 for tickets. All proceeds benefit the Florida Center for the Blind so it can provide free services to the visually impaired.Saturday, May 11 Donate food to letter carriers On May 11, your letter carrier will be accepting donations to our area food banks. It is easy to help. Simply hang your donation from your mailbox and your mail carrier will pick it up. Area food banks are trying to stock up for one of the busiest times of the year. School will soon be over and many children are going to be home for lunch. For many families the only source for lunch is your local food bank. Marion County has been very generous in the past. We have been No.1 in our classification for four years in a row. Mail carriers have picked up over 1.3 million pounds. Interfaith Services is used as a distributor to other agencies such as Brothers Keeper and Salvation Army along with many others. We look forward to your support again this year.Breakfast at Ocala WestOcala West United Methodist Church will have a community-wide breakfast sponsored by the Mens Club on Saturday, May 11, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. All you care to eat for $5. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St., Ocala. Phone is 352-854-9550. Sunday, May 12 Symphony Under the Stars Fine Arts for Ocala will hold its annual Symphony Under the Stars on Sunday, May 12 at the Ocala Golf Club on Silver Springs Boulevard. The Ocala Symphony Orchestra will be performing songs from the movies. Symphony Under the Stars is a perfect way to spend Mothers Day. The evening is family oriented and picnics are encouraged. Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy an evening of music ending in a spectacular fireworks display (weather conditions permitting). Gates open at 6 p.m. and the concert begins at 7. Food vendors will be selling food and drinks if you prefer to save mom the work of picnic preparation. Adirondack chairs may be rented for $5 and must be reserved by calling 352867-0355. Under the silent auction tent you will be able to bid on original art work from artists who participated in the Ocala Arts Festival. There will also be a $10 table where you can pick up an extra gift for mom. Golf cart transportation will again be available for those needing assistance from the parking areas. Patrons can pre-purchase tickets at the reduced price of $15 adults and $5 children (ages 6-12), as of April 19, at the following outlets: Gateway Bank, FAFO Office/Gallery, Macys, Brick City/Marion Cultural Alliance, MoJos Grill, Ocala Civic Theatre, Ocala Golf Club, Shannon Roth/Olivia and Company, Stellas Modern Pantry, Tres Chic, Villages Plastic Surgery, Your Hearts Desire, Yours Truly. Tickets may also be purchased with PayPal at fafo.org. Adult tickets at the gate are $20 and credit cards will be accepted. This popular community even has been sponsored by Palm Chevrolet, Munroe Regional Hospital System, Progress Energy and Dillon Video. For more information go to fafo.org or call the FAFO office at 352-867-0355. More on Pages 6-7 Saturday Breakfast is served from 8 to 10 a.m. Donation is $4. The Mens Auxiliary serves shrimp and wing baskets with coleslaw and fries on the first and third Friday from 4 to 6. All You Can Eat fish fry is held on the second and fourth Friday from 4 to 6. The donation is $6. An oven-roasted rib eye dinner which includes potato, roll and butter and dessert will be served on Saturday, May 4 from 4:30 to 6:30. Donation is $10. Presale tickets. No tickets will be sold at the door. A Mothers Day dinner will be held on Sunday, May 12, from 1 to 3. The menu includes ham, potato, vegetable, roll and butter and dessert. Donation is $6. Tickets are available in the Canteen. No tickets will be sold at the door. The Ladies Auxiliary is sponsoring a spaghetti and meatball dinner on Saturday, May 18, from 4:30 to 6:30. The dinner includes spaghetti and meatballs, mixed salad/with choice of dressing, garlic or plain Italian bread and homemade dessert. Donation is $8. Presale tickets. Tickets will not be sold at the door. A taco buffet sponsored by the Mens Auxiliary will be held on Friday, May 31, from 4 to 6. The buffet includes beef or chicken tacos with all the fixings. Tickets can be purchased in the Canteen and tickets will, also, be sold at the door. Donation is $7. Bingo is open to the public each Monday and Thursday with early bird specials starting at 11:30 a.m.. Lunch is available. Computer Classes: Free computer classes are now scheduled on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month beginning 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, May 3 and on Saturday, May 4 with Timeless. 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. Upcoming Events at VFW Post 4781 Editors note: This story was written by the public relations staff in the governors office in Tallahassee.Governor Rick Scott signed Senate Bill 1096 which provides Florida school districts with relief from excessive and unnecessary state regulations. Scott said, Last fall, I traveled the state and listened to parents, students and teachers to hear their ideas about how we can improve Floridas education system. We heard many great suggestions from teachers and administrators on how we can make changes at the state level to reduce unnecessary requirements and regulations so they can spend more time in the classroom teaching. Many teachers and administrators I spoke with expressed the need for flexibility which led me to convene a group of superintendents from around the state to review and recommend red tape rules and regulations we should cut in order to increase teachers time in the classroom. This legislation is a direct result of recommendations provided from the workgroup and we appreciate the input received from superintendents from across the state. This legislation removes unnecessary hurdles to preparing our students for college and careers and puts more control and flexibility into local districts hands so teachers can be where they belong in the classroom, educating our students. Florida Commissioner of Education Tony Bennett said, There are many exciting changes coming to Floridas students as we continue to raise standards and empower our schools and teachers to prepare a world-class workforce. This law will clarify the focus on that common goal by eliminating unnecessary and archaic clutter. Senator Bill Montford said, This bill relieves school districts of unnecessary and burdensome regulations. It will allow our classroom teachers, administrators and support personnel to spend more time working for Florida students. Orange County Superintendent Barbara Jenkins said, I am pleased Governor Scott signed this important bill today that will reduce burdensome regulations. Teachers and administrators can focus on the classroom. In Orange County Public Schools we appreciate Governor Scotts continued commitment to education and support his efforts to make sure our classroom teachers get a $2,500 pay raise. 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Friday, May 3, 2013 ~ 27 www.smcitizen.com 6 ~ Friday, May 3, 2013 www.smcitizen.com ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Youve set a fast pace for yourself. But as you approach your goal, you might want to slow down a bit in order to take time to reassess your situation and make changes while you can. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Patience continues to be a virtue for the Divine Bovine. So as eager as you might be to get things moving, remember that time is on your side. Make good use of it. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Theres a wee bit of uncertainty in the early part of the week. But things clear up as more facts come to light. Spend quality time this weekend with family and friends. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) An old friends return could open new possibilities for both of you. But dont let yourself be rushed into anything. There could be some factors you havent yet explored. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) This week offers a challenge youre raring to take on. And while eager to get started, do so slowly so that you can focus those sharp Cats Eyes on every detail. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Put your skepticism aside and listen to advice from colleagues whove been where you are now. What they say could be helpful as you get closer to a decision. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) A family matter might again require your reassuring touch. Handle it, as always, with kindness and fairness, even if some of your kin prove to be especially difficult. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Your ability to tackle even the most intricate details of a project is likely to impress some very important people. A relative shares news later this week. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) The Archers aim might be focused on the big picture this week, but dont overlook checking for those details you might have missed. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) You might feel awkward asking for assistance, but who would refuse the charming Goats request? Do it, then go ahead and enjoy a musical weekend. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Pour some cold water on that simmering misunderstanding before it boils over. The sooner things settle, the sooner you can move ahead with your plans. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Youre in a highly productive period, which you feel can go on forever. But you could be courting exhaustion. Take time out to relax and restore your energies. BORN THIS WEEK: You can combine a sense of adventure with a penchant for practicality. Have you considered a travel-related field? Tuesday, May 14 Macinto s h u s er s to m eet The Ocala Macintosh User Group will meet on Tuesday, May 14, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the St. George Anglican Cathedral Parish Hall, 5646 S.E. 28th St., Ocala. Featured topics for the May OMUG meeting are Alternative TV Services by Burt Stephens and Apple TV by Bob Adams. These presentations will be followed by our monthly tech tips from Phil Davis. Visitors are always welcome. For more information about OMUG, visit our website at http://ocalamug.org. Thursday, May 16 Air Force group to m eet The May meeting of the Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association will be held on Thursday, May 16 at 7 p.m. at the Ocala Regional Airport Administration Building 750 S.W. 60th Ave. Our guest speaker will be Richard Hurley of the law firm of Cory & Hurley, who will speak on VA Benefits and how to get them. Dont miss this informative meeting. Bring a note pad and pen. Any question contact Mike Emig 352854-8328 Saturday, May 18 Ven d or s w ante d f or f lea m ar k et The Ocala 200 Lions Club will be having a yard sale fundraiser on May 18 in the Bank of the Ozarks parking lot from 8 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. The public is invited to rent a space for $15, bring your own table. All funds generated from this event will, as always, be used for local community projects. For more information, or to rent a space contact Lion Bob Melnick at 352861-2730. Boo k s ale f or f oo d ban k A book sale to benefit the Animal Charity Food Bank will be held Saturday, May 18, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Winn-Dixie, 8445 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. Donate a bag of cat food and get three free books. Also, bring your aluminum cans for recycling. For information, call 352-291-1962. Scan d inavian Club o f Marion The Scandinavian Club of Marion County invites people of Danish, Finish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish decent to join us at our next meeting on May 18. We will meet at 11:30 a.m. at the Ocala Hilton, 3600 S.W. 36th Ave. in Ocala. The menu will be chicken cordon bleu with mashed potatoes, salad, coffee and dessert. The cost is $16 per person. Reservations and payment must be made in advance. Payment must be received by Wednesday the 15th of May. Checks to be made out to Jim Neate and mailed to Jim Neate, 643-A Midway Drive, Ocala, FL 34472. For further details call Jim Neate 352687-1580, Don Clauson 352-861-1235 or Terry Rasmussen 352-347-8362.Haitian Flag Day d inner /d ance To celebrate Haitian Flag Day, the Haitian Community of St. Jude Catholic Community is hosting a formal dinner dance on Saturday, May 18, at the Marion Oaks Community Center. Tickets are priced at $20 per person and are available from the church office. Sunday, May 19 Country Sun d ay luncheon The Friendship Fellowship Luncheon features fried chicken and side dishes provided by regular attendees. Following lunch there will be games including: watermelon seed spitting, watermelon eating, horseshoes, and lots more. Enjoy an afternoon of Christian fellowship beginning immediately following the Worship Service. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S,W, 80th St,. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, www.ccomc.org/.Wednesday, May 22 I m proving care f or vet s s e m inar Hospice of Marion County and Munroe Regional Medical Center will host a veterans seminar on Wednesday, May 22, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the MRMC Auxiliary Conference Center. The seminar will enhance attendees sensitivity and understanding of veterans and provide new interventions to better serve dying veterans and their families. Attention is placed on veteran generations now aging and most likely to be seen in end-of-life care (WWII, Korean War, Vietnam). In addition to individual interventions, the program also will look at military benefits and intersections with VA systems. A local panel of experts will be available for discussion following the presentation. Continuing Education credits are available for a processing fee. To register for this workshop, call 352-854-5230. 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The fact is that in America we don't really have a health care system. We have a sick care system. We spend too little time and money trying to prevent people from getting sick and too much on treating people who are already ill. We shouldn't wait until people are sick to help them. And the good news is that many of the most common chronic ailments are preventable: According to the Centers for Disease Control, more exercise, better eating habits, and smoking cessation could prevent 80 percent of heart disease and strokes as well as 40 percent of cancers. But prevention takes work. We need to gather more evidence about which prevention programs are most effective. We must fund new research and improvements in information technology that can make it easier to spot chronic disease before it becomes a problem. We also need to find ways to encourage healthy behavior. One study looking at 32 different programs designed to promote good health found that such programs could save an average of $3.48 in health spending for every dollar spent on health promotion. We also need better management and better coordination of those who are already chronically sick. Researchers have found that the chronically ill get just a little more than half of the preventive services that are clinically recommended. That's not good enough. But there are signs of hope. Medicare, for example, is already improving as a provider of wellness, with more than 20 million seniors enjoying free wellness visits, cancer screenings, and other preventive services the program now offers. There's plenty more to be done. We need to reward evidence based medicine and rebuild our health care payment system so that its pays for outcomes, not procedures. We need to facilitate communication between health researchers and practicing doctors, find opportunities hidden in the reams of patient data, and redirect basic research efforts toward cures for chronic diseases. Ultimately, our challenge is not about spending less. It's about spending smarter. Prevention of chronic disease is the key. Kenneth Thorpe, Ph.D., is the chairman of the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease. He currently serves as the Robert W. Woodruff Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Policy & Management, in the Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia.Friday, May 3, 2013 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 26 ~ Friday, May 3, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Saturday, June 1 Memorial ride benefits Hospice The sixth annual Frank Polack Memorial Ride for Hospice of Marion County takes place on Saturday June 1, at 8 a.m. An anticipated 250 participants will enjoy a trip through the heart of horse country, starting and ending at Hospice of Marion Countys Education Center. Riders pay $40 to enjoy a fully staffed and SAGD 80 mile route, 62 mile route, or 30 mile route. Registration fees include a light breakfast, an overflowing event gear bag, and lunch. On line registration is provided at www.Hospiceofmarion.com, www.Active.com, by mail, or riders may register the morning of the event. For the past five years, Ocala Eye has encouraged bicycle rider participation as a way to raise funds to help Hospice of Marion County continue its mission of providing quality, compassionate care to families in Ocala/Marion County who are facing end-of-life issues. At the ride, we will announce the winner of prizes for the most money raised. Since 1983, Hospice of Marion County, Inc. has provided compassionate comfort care to those with advancing illnesses. Services are offered without regard to race, national origin, age, gender, religion or ability to pay.Saturday, June 1 Church to open childcare center Crossroads Childcare Center will open June 1 serving ages 2 to 10 years of age. The church staff will also offer a summer camp for school age children in a Christian environment. Registration for the childcare began May 1. Crossroads is at 8070 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala, 352-598-2085. Thursday, June 6 Mental illness education Are you a caregiver of a family member or loved one living with a severe mental illness? The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI of Marion County) will offer a FREE NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program for families, partners, caregivers, friends, and loved ones of individuals living with schizophrenia, depression, bipolar, panic disorder, OCD, anxiety disorder or other serious mental illness. The course helps improve the skills and abilities for caregivers to manage the path to recovery. Many family members describe their experience in the program as life changing. The program will run for 12 weeks starting on Thursday, June 6, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the First Baptist Church in Ocala, 2801 S.W. Maricamp Road. Teachers are specially trained NAMI family members and caregivers who focus on the emotional responses families have to the trauma of mental illness. All course materials are furnished at no cost. The class is limited to 20 students, so please call and register as early as you can. The NAMI Family-to-Family program will also be offered later 2013. If you are unable to register for the June class please call to register for a later program. Registration is required. To register call NAMI at 352-368-2405, or e-mail to education@namiocala.org. Ongoing Alzheimers caregivers groupIf you are a caregiver of a loved one with Dementia or Alzheimers disease, or have been recently diagnosed with the disease, Emeritus Ocala West would like to invite you to our monthly support groups. In addition to peer support, the groups will also invite specialists in the field who can answer questions about Dementia and Alzheimers disease, its causes, how a diagnosis is made and current research, as well as coping mechanisms for caregivers. Emeritus Ocala West staff will be available to discuss our unique Join Their Journey Program. There is no cost to attend this group and everyone who is living with a friend or family member with Dementia or Alzheimers is encouraged to attend. Support groups are the second Tuesday of each month from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. or the last Thursday of every month from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Please contact Tanja Papa, Memory Care Director at 352-861-4444 for more information. Emeritus Ocala West is at 9070 S.W. 80th Ave., Ocala. Read the classifieds THORPE CONTINUED FROM PAGE 25 BY SHELDON RICHMAN Special to the Citizen If the Brothers Tsarnaevs bombing at the Boston Marathon is an argument against immigration, then Tim McVeighs bombing of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City is an argument against reproductive freedom. Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev came to the United States from the Caucasus as youngsters. On what grounds should they have been barred from the country? That their family was Muslim? Does that mean all Muslims should be forbidden from immigrating? And if so, wouldnt that mean no Muslim should be allowed to visit the United States either? Thats where this silly line of thinking leads: the exclusion of an entire group of people because of their families religious affiliation. Yet this is a position embraced by many conservatives, such as Laura Ingraham, a radio talk-show host, author Ann Coulter, and Fox News Channel host Sean Hannity. After the bombings, Hannity said, If people are coming from countries where perhaps they grew up under Sharia law, I think we can make a safe assumption that they have been radicalized. I think allowing foreign students into the country without investigative background COMMENTARY Did President Obama Radicalize the Tsarnaevs? checks that are exhaustive is a mistake and its putting Americans at risk. What would an exhaustive investigative background check on 16-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev and 9-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have revealed? Not much, I imagine. About as much as would have been revealed by a background check on 16-year-old Tim McVeigh. Perhaps Hannity and his ilk would find it simpler just to exclude anyone coming from a Muslim country. But then they would have a problem with the prospect that an immigrant might convert to Islam once he or she is in the United States. Would they prohibit that? Or perhaps they would deport anyone converting to Islam. They might have a constitutional problem expelling an American citizen who became a Muslim, but their stated devotion to limited government has not deterred them in the past. Authentic advocates of freedom who understand that the freedom to cross arbitrary national boundaries without first securing government permission is a natural right are appalled by the fear mongers attempt to seize on the Boston Marathon bombing to score points for the anti-immigrant cause. The fear mongers are trying their hardest to break the momentum of even the bogus immigration reform moving through Congress. Bogus reform? Yes, indeed. The consensus that has emerged, and which the xenophobic right cant abide, holds that those human beings who have come here without government permission ought to have a pathway to legal status but only if they pay fines and taxes and learn English. This act of alleged humanitarianism would be combined with a reinforced border and revised rules to make sure that only immigrants of a quality we can use are allowed into the country. Hannity & Co. call this amnesty, while fearing that the border wont be secure enough. Like these conservatives, I believe amnesty is inappropriate but for a very different reason: The people who crossed the border without permission did nothing wrong, so theres no offense to forgive. But didnt they break the law? To be sure, they violated a statute, but as natural-law advocates have long taught, a statute that conflicts with natural law and natural rights is no law at all. Thus, so-called illegal immigrants, who are merely people without government papers big deal! should just be left alone: no penalty, no fees, no back taxes, and no hounding them to learn English. And the welcome mat should be put out for those who wish to come here. Wed all benefit. The government should no more engineer the immigrant population than it should engineer the native population. Freedom really should count for something. (Note that conservatives dont think free enterprise includes the freedom to hire whoever is willing to work.) But lets not deny the potential danger that someone who comes to this country might want revenge against Americans for a perceived injustice. Theres actually a good way for the government to reduce the chances of this happening: it can stop invading, occupying, bombing, droning, embargoing, and torturing people in foreign countries. Who radicalized the Brothers Tsarnaev? My candidate is President Obama.Sheldon Richman is vice president and editor at The Future of Freedom Foundation (www.fff.org) in Fairfax, Va. Check out our website www.smcitizen.com Offering quality consignment for all your furniture and home decor needs Mon.-Sat. 9:30-5 7380 SW 60th Ave. (Airport Road) Ocala 352-854-7022 Find your perfect piece priced perfectly All Styles All Prices www.renroomocala.com 000EQS0 000EQAR Dr. Stubrud, Dr. Sands and Dr. Simpson Chiropractic, Massage, Acupuncture N 1/4 Mi. SR 200 103rd St. Rd. www.downtownchiropractic.us 8484 SW 103rd St. Rd. 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MLS#364107/SR/NOL . . . $99,900 9089 SW 95TH AVENUE DIRECTIONS: From OTOW main gate Left @ 90th St. (Stop sign), than Left on 96th Ct. Rd., Left on 92nd Pl., T/R onto 95th Ave. to home on your left. EXPANDED COURTYARD HOME, extra room off living room, nicely updated, queen Murphy bed in guest room, newer appliances. MLS#389471/SR/EMR . . $110,000 11614 SW 70TH COURT DIRECTIONS: From Oak Run main gate, T/R onto 70th Ct., to home on your right. GOLF-COURSE home (2/2/2 + den) with wooded backyard, FL room AND screened patio, tile & hardwood floors (carpeted bedrooms), rocking-chair front porch, TONS of rec. facilities in gated 55+ community. MLS#361678/DP/RUD . . . . . . . . . 136,500 MR. CLEAN LIVES IN THIS BEAUTIFUL POOL HOME. Features 3 bdrms, 2 baths, 2 car garage, formal dining rm., eat-in kitchen overlooking screened in pool, inside laundry rm., remote controlled ceiling fans thru-out. 2 walk-in closets in master bdrm., 2 vanities in master bath. Come & take a look you wont believe how light & bright this home is. MLS#388299/BH/CON . . . . . . . . . . . . . $169,500 COME TAKE A LOOK. Very nice updated 2/1/1 home in a 55+ community. newer roof, H/A, water heater, carpet, appliances and paint. Inside laundry, eat-in kitchen w/TV looking over the backyard. Screened room and BBQ area in back. Priced right for todays market. MLS#388227/JH/REM . . . . . . . . . . $42,900 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 THIS 2/2 VILLA has a 36long garage with a laundry room & workshop + storage area built into. Add a Florida room under heat & air, a family room, & even a breakfast nook that can be used as an office or craft room. What more can you ask for? MLS#376966/DP/KER . . . . . . . . . $41,900 CORNER LOT END UNIT VILLA. 2/2/2 with rocking chair front porch overlooks the park like setting. Close to main gate for easy shopping. Combine living/dining rms., kitchen and family rm. for great entertaining. Golf cart include! This home is As Is with right to inspect. MLS#384640/LBK/LAW . . . . . . . . $48,900 LARGE NICE END-UNIT! 2/2/2 with den/library. Tile in both baths, kitchen, family room and lanai. Covered back patio. Great retirement living with plenty of space and storage. MLS#383529/BA/GRA . . . . . $73,800 COME & TAKE A LOOK! This 2 bdrm., 2 bath home is sitting right across the street from the community pool, its like having your own pool with NO maintenance! Hardwood floors in all rms. except tile in both baths, new base boards, newer double pane windows thru-out, newer appliances, new toilets, all new doors inside, new kitchen sink, counter top & back splash. Theres simply too much to mention. MLS#385267/BH/BOT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $62,500 JUST WHAT YOURE LOOKING FOR! This free-standing home is expanded to give a family/Florida room in addition to 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, & 2-car garage. NEW A/C (15 SEER) + gas heat/hot water/ range help keep your utility bills low. MLS#382924/DP/MEL . . . . . . . . . . $79,900 THIS 2/2/2 FLOOR PLAN gives you all you need for comfortable living without wasting space. Home with an indoor laundry, eat-in kitchen, maple cabinets and beveled counters. Split plan bedrooms & baths. Screened porch & more. This is a FEESIMPLE, 55+ community with its own amenities. Dont miss this Gem of a Home. MLS#386292/LBK/DAT . . . . . . . . . . . . . $89,900 2/2/1 HOME, all tiled & wood laminate flooring, garage, porch, kitchen, family room, baths & bedrooms tiled. 1.5 car garage w/ storage & screens, double pane windows. MLS#388709/SR/SCI . . . . . . $49,900 FANTASTIC MOVE-IN READY VILLA! 2/2/1, new carpet, tile and freshly painted. Living/dining rm. combo, eat-in kitchen plus new counter tops, 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 LOCATION LOCATION!! 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 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 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 END UNIT VILLA that has the H&R Club as your back yard 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 MOVE RIGHT IN . Lovely 2/2/1.5 car garage villa w/pull down ladder for the storage in attic. All new in 2009: windows in Fl room, hot water tank, roof, A/C, refrigerator, range. Fl room has separate window A/C. Freshly painted inside, new water saver toilets. Private backyard. Light & Bright. MLS#389246/BH/LUB . . $44,900 BRING YOUR PONIES & let the party begin! Close to H.I.T.S. This 5/4/4 split plan has two master suites as well as butcher block in kitchen. Pool with diving board for those hot summer days. All in a setting of almost 6 acres! Bring your horses and let the fun begin! 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Friday, May 3, 2013 ~ 25 www.smcitizen.com www.smcitizen.com 8 ~ Friday, May 3, 2013 T hree weeks ago we were in Boston for a celebration of our 60th anniversary. It was a gathering of our children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Our son David took us on a tour of beautifully renovated Fenway Park, within walking distance of the finish area of the Boston Marathon. Fortunately we and our family members were not in Boston on April 15, when the Tsarnaev brothers exploded their anger bombs amid hundreds of marathon runners and spectators from around the nation and the world. Having attended schools and worked many years in Boston and Cambridge, my post-attack sadness was that an historic city had been chosen as a war zone and thousands of innocent people were targeted for killing. Unlike prior cases, the Justice Department didnt agonize over how to prosecute the surviving suspect in the attack. The White House moved quickly to minimize debate. Just a few days after his arrest the suspect was charged in Federal Court with using and conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction resulting in death and malicious destruction of property. The Boston Marathon massacre continues the troubling likelihood that the United States will suffer additional terrorist attacks. Less than two weeks after the Marathon massacre, Canadian authorities arrested two men suspected of an al-Qaida plot to derail a Toronto to New York train. Discussion of domestic dangers runs against President Obamas legacy agenda. At his second inaugural the President said the decade of war has ended; Osama bin Laden is dead; and lasting peace and security can now be attained by other means. We find that nave and insincere. The President is waging an undeclared drone war in several countries. Meanwhile the Taliban is preparing to re-take Afghanistan and Pakistan, while al-Qaida continues violent disruptions in Iraq and other countries around the Middle East and in Africa. War on terror is a vaguely patriotic misnomer devised by former President George W. Bush after the World Trade Center attack of September 11, 2001. Because there was no nation or enemy named terror, the Bush administration decided to strike back incongruously with conventional wars against Iraq and Afghanistan. Under President Obama, war against terrorists has evolved into cases for law enforcement, accompanied by polite outreach to countries that encourage and facilitate violence around the world. Back in 2005, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told the 9/11 Commission that terrorists were at war with us well before we were at war with them. Terrorists is still a soft word for jihadists and other angry Islamists. President Obama and the heads of other western countries speak softly to avoid offending Muslims, A president and cabinet members who create euphemisms such as overseas contingency operations instead of global war on terrorism, and man-caused disasters instead of terrorist attacks in the U.S. are childishly blowing smoke at Americans, while confusing the FBI and other agencies which are trying to keep us safe. O ne of the services that law enforcement agencies provide a couple of times per year is the pill take-back day that was held last Saturday. On that day, people can drop medication, usually unwanted or outdated, off at any of the sites and it will be disposed of properly. Nationally, the Drug Enforcement Administration pushes the event, and local law enforcement agencies cooperate. One of the problems this year was the locations. There were only three in the county that were publicized: The Ocala Police Dept. downtown, the Sheriffs Office at The Villages and the Sheriffs Office on State Road 200. That meant that the people in the northern part of the county had to take a long drive to reach a site, or else just keep their pills and wait for the next session. It does seem that a site at one of the northern substations would have been appropriate. Then everyone in the county would have had easier access. I stopped at the State Road 200 site, which is just a few blocks from our office, on Saturday morning. You could hardly get into the parking lot at 10:30, a half hour after the site opened. At that point the deputy on duty was searching for more boxes because the six she had were getting full, and there were more than three hours to go. Obviously, people were responding. A couple of thoughts can be taken from this: first, there needs to be more locations; and second, the take-back day needs to be held more frequently. The news releases said that this was a no-questions-asked drive, people could drop off pills without being hassled. Somehow, though, we think that the people who take advantage of this event are mostly law-abiding people whose medication has been changed by their doctors, leaving them with unneeded pills, or families who may have suffered a death, and that persons medication is just sitting there. I doubt many illegal drugs are given up by users. Why should you turn the medicine in? Well, all the environmental studies say that simply flushing away the pills puts that medication back into the ecosystem eventually, and thats not good for water, etc. You also dont want to just drop pills in the garbage, where theyll end up in a landfill, or where someone can steal them before the garbage gets that far. The DEA takes care of disposal, usually by incineration, so theres no danger of your unwanted pills inadvertently hurting anyone else. So if you didnt make it last Saturday, keep that medication in a safe place, and the next time one of the drives takes place, make an effort to get rid of the pills. Its good for the community, and for the environment. Jim Clark is the editor of the South Marion Citizen.. PUBLISHER : GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Citizen The opinions expressed in South Marion Citizen editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns. Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 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. T hey are among the most dedicated workers anywhere. They are extremely important to the community and the families within. They take your children, some at a young age, and try to mold them into productive citizens, making sure they learn the basics. They are, of course, the teachers in our schools. Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week in the Marion County Schools. Most teachers are hard-working people. Some of the problems they have to endure are not of their own making. If youre one of those who made sure your children knew their ABCs, could count a little, and could read limited words by the time they reached kindergarten age, congratulations. You did your job as a parent. Unfortunately, there are a lot of people out there who are not like you. They have children, plop them in front of a television for five years, and claim that they are raising their children. In many cases, these parents are young, too young to have children. The cycle started with the way they were treated as youngsters at home and continues with the way they treat their children. Then, when these children are dropped off at a school, the parents soon want to know why their children appear to be lagging behind others. In the older grades, the problems that were evident in learning in the formative years are really taking their toll. The older students, many of whom dont really want to be there, are disruptive. The teachers have to deal with these problems while trying to educate the good students who may be doing advanced work and just want to learn. Consider also that teachers get to work generally an hour before the students get there and leave, probably an hour after the children go home. Even then, there are lessons plans, papers to grade, and extra school activities to attend. Many use their own money to get needed supplies, because school officials across the state fail to provide adequate materials for education. All the while, many of these teachers are also trying to raise their own families. A teacher raise was recently approved statewide, but implementation was delayed for over a year. Pressure on the Legislature, however, forced reconsideration of that delay. So we salute the teachers, and next week, we hope you will too. Forget the proverbial apple for the teacher, or even a mug (of which many get dozens). Just thank them for the time they put in trying to make our society, and your children and grandchildren, better. S UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Appreciate your teachers More medicine dropoff spots needed Is the United States at war again or still? READER OPINIONS INVITED Jim Flynn Columnist Jim Clark Editor LETTERS TO THE EDITOR The Chronicle of Mogloo and Ugluk Shortly after the dawn of man, Mogloo, a man of peace, discovered he could defend his cave and hunt for meat using a long, pointed stick. Then Ugluk, an aggressive man from a cave on the other side of the mountain, deduced that, not only could he defend and hunt, he could also expand his territory by taking Mogloos. He just needed a longer, sharper stick. As the Mogloos and Ugluks developed, so did weapons: from pointed sticks, to spears, swords, bow & arrows, crossbows, to guns. Fast-forward to the present. Most urban and some rural areas are made up of a patchwork of nice neighborhoods adjacent to seedy ones. Mogloo now lives in a condo in a nice neighborhood. And two blocks away, Ugluk now a drug lord rules over his seedy territory. Weapons are a major part of Ugluks dominance. Sporadic gunshots are heard emanating from his territory. Ugluk does not hesitate to wreak his havoc in Mogloos neighborhood. Mogloo, however, would never allow his family to venture into Ugluks territory ... just two blocks away. To protect his family, Mogloo bought a gun. He and his family agreed on a place to safely hide it, and he taught his wife and older children how to use it. Meanwhile, near the U.S./Mexican border, an arms procurer for the drug cartel that supplies Ugluk purchased several crates of assault rifles. Now DEA agents learned about this purchase and bought several crates of even more powerful assault rifles. After all, they couldnt allow the cartel to have the upperhand. Mogloo and the DEA agents depend on guns to protect themselves and others. Ugluk, PLEASESEELETTERS PAGE10 COMMENTARY BY J.E. STONE Special to the Citizen Thirty years ago, the Nation at Risk report declared that the nation was threatened by a rising tide of mediocrity in education. Today, its a tsunami and the underlying reason is the same. Children are still not learning to read and everyone thinks the problem is in someone elses school or district. The recent teacher cheating scandal in Atlanta illustrates the problem. How could a scam this massive take place right under the nose of parents, concerned citizens, and the school board and not be noticed for 10 years? The answer is simple: Most people, including most school board members are blind to the problems in their local schools. When asked, they say that education in general has problems but their school(s) is the happy exception. Why this rosy view? Because almost all of what they know about their local schools comes from the schools themselves. School districts routinely feed school boards and the public carefully scrubbed reports in which successes are hyped, failures rationalized, and statistics reported with skimpy context. Despite the districts obvious incentive to maintain a positive image, most board members and other interested parties habitually accept excuses and reassurances that they would never swallow if they came from another agency or business. Its a problem. The only way to actually improve educational outcomes is to have accurate reports and hold schools accountable. And to do that, boards and the public need independent sources of information about student achievement, budgets, program effectiveness, and the like. If a scandal involving thousands could be concealed for 10 years, would it be surprising to find that most school boards have no information as to whether their students are mastering reading or math beyond what their school district tells them? Its no secret that too many students arent learning. Today, only about 30 percent of children can read at gradelevel by the third grade. For low-income students, an astounding 83 percent of students fail to meet this mark. And half of the U.S. workforce about 80 million adults currently lacks the educational skills necessary to earn a family-sustaining wage. The future is in jeopardy but local schools continue to tell us that all is well or on the upturn. To get a sense of the reality gap, consider the differences between the scores reported by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), the national gold standard, and those reported by the states. For instance, the Alabama Department of Education claims 80 percent of its 4th-grade students are proficient in math. According to the NAEP only 30 percent are actually proficient. Alabama isnt unique. Scores are just as inflated in states like Georgiaand that is in addition to distortions caused by Atlantas cheating. The state says over 80 percent are proficient in math but the NAEP says that 40 percent is closer to reality. But wait, theres more! Much more. The Maryland Department of Education claims 90 percent of its students are proficient in 4th-grade math. NAEP says its actually closer to 50 percent. Californias Education Department says six in ten 8th graders are proficient in science. NAEPs assessment? Just barely above 20 percent. Most states follow this pattern. In a global economy, the U.S. will inevitably sink unless parents, school boards, and educators are able to confront the facts, warts and all. Some states such as Florida, Tennessee and Massachusetts have tried to close these reporting gaps, but resistance is huge. Educators fear exposure. Fortunately, there are unvarnished data out there. Parents dont have to wait for distant bureaucrats to tinker their way to trustworthy school reports. Right now, they can find detailed report cards at websites like greatschools.org and schooldigger.com. My organization, the Education Consumers Foundation, displays school-by-school data online in easy-to-understand graphics for virtually all states. These are just a few of the resources available to parents, boards, and community leaders who want to look beyond inflated self reports and into the facts that can lead to real school improvement. J.E. Stone is President and CEO of Education Consumers Foundation. For data on your school, head to www.education-consumers.org/rad.htm. The nation is still at risk, and the public is still in the dark BY KENNETH THORPE, PH.D. Special to the Citizen The media is abuzz with stories of outrageous markups at many hospitals. One of the most eye-popping numbers making the rounds? A supposedly "nonprofit" hospital charges $1.50 per pill for a generic version of Tylenol. That's about 100 times the retail price. Obviously, health care takes too much out of our paychecks, too much from our bank accounts, and too many of our tax dollars. Spending in this sector accounts for almost 18 percent of the economy. And the rising cost of government health programs is the biggest long-term driver of our national debt. Medicare alone cost $551 billion in 2012 and is projected to cost more than $1 trillion in a decade. The question is what we should do about it. One approach is simply to squeeze down costs, and there are certainly savings to be reaped this way. A better approach, however, is to look at what is driving these high levels of health care spending and see if we can intervene there. The simplest answer in terms of cost drivers is just two words: chronic disease. Right now, chronic disease is rampant in America -almost half the population has at least one. It's a mistake to think of these conditions as mere nuisances to be managed. They kill. More than 1.7 million Americans succumb to a chronic condition; it's a factor in 70 percent of all deaths in the country. Health care takes too much out of Americans paychecks In addition to being deadly, chronic disease is also expensive. Roughly three quarters of $2.7 trillion spent on health care in 2011 was linked to patients with chronic disease. That's a huge cost for individuals and employers. It's an even bigger percentage of the cost to taxpayers of government-run health programs: About 83 percent of Medicaid spending and a whopping 98 percent of Medicare was for patients with some sort of chronic disease. 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Springs, On Top of the World, and Ocala Palms. Soon they will be starting up the summer league. You may call Frank Costello (854-9539) for more information. Crazy QuiltersThe Crazy Quilters are at it again, and this time I was able to get some pictures. The club includes., Sandy Barsky, Delores Pecor and Stella Kerosetz, plus other members that werent able to come on Friday. As I mentioned before, they make quilts for veterans and troops, and send them to them. They also make all sorts of items, too numerous to mention. Some of the larger quilts that they make are absolutely beautiful. They are extremely colorful and made with TLC. In My Opinion As the summer rolls in, I will be making the middle of May my last entry in the Citizen, until things start up again in the fall. As the snow birds leave, and the heat starts up, fewer and fewer events are held. Since many of us go up north during the summer, things slow down a lot. I think I am safe in saying, that Spruce Creek North is a work in progress, and we are all very pleased to live in such a close community. Friday, May 3, 2013 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com 10 ~ Friday, May 3, 2013 www.smcitizen.com and other criminals including terrorists and other crazies use guns to promote their evil agendas. If a crazy cant get a gun, the crazy will build a bomb, disperse a chemical, distribute some poison, or whatever. Some people believe that guns should be done away with, that they are evil. In the wrong hands they are. But in instances such as fighting wars, combating crime, protecting ones family they are necessary. Lets be realistic: as long as wars and criminals exist, guns will also exist. Gun legislation wasnt very effective in the past nor will it be as proposed. More gun legislation will just prove to be mostly a waste of time and resources. Aside from some foul-ups in the Boston bombing debacle, American agencies have been quite successful in protecting Americans against terrorist threats. Perhaps they should expand their efforts to control the crazies instead of wasting their time legislating guns. Mogloo hopes and prays that gun legislation will not infringe on his right to protect his family and property ... Ugluk hopes it will. Joe OHara Ocala R people at it againThe R people are at it again! The Republicans are literally killing those Floridians who cannot afford health care because they are on the bottom rung of the economic ladder. It is obvious that people like Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford would rather spend 26 billion dollars of taxpayers money over 10 years to help 100,000 Floridians to purchase their own health care. What he doesnt approve of is to help 1,000,000 Floridians with their health care by accepting 50 billion dollars of free money from the federal government to help pay for their health care for the next 10 years. What kind of politician would turn down 50 billion dollars from the federal government to help those less fortunate in his state who have no health insurance. This same politician with an R after his name would rather spend 26 billion dollars of Floridas taxpayers dollars on 10 percent of the people to maintain his lower standard of actual help for those in need. One of your readers stated that he spends $1,000 per month on his little used health care but doesnt relate his experience to those who cant earn $1,000 per month to raise a family under todays economy and still has no health insurance. Why cant we all work together to help those in need especially if our own federal government wants to help by having health care available for those in need. Jerry Segovis OTOW Cross Florida Barge CanalMany years ago, back in the 1960s, when I first came to Florida, plus before and since, there was a discussion concerning a Cross Florida Barge Canal, to help the economy of Florida. Back then, there were too many uninformed or just plain dumb legislators, and a less informed public. Plus, if you add to them, those who were self serving, we didnt get a Cross Florida Barge Canal. By the way, the Canal, was to run across the Northern Florida peninsula. Since the least expensive method of transporting goods is by sea, a reconsideration of the Cross Florida Barge Canal would be a very progressive idea. Now environmental organizations were vehemently against it but, here we are some 50 years later and the ability to manage the environment has been greatly advanced. I served as executive director of an environment organization in Georgia, and served as an adviser to Georgia Gov. Zell Miller, regarding coastal environmental issues. I know a Cross Florida Barge Canal would greatly further the economy of Florida and the country, and not harm the environment. We waste money on many ventures to assist the economy of Florida, but I for one, would love to serve on a committee to implement the Cross Florida Barge Canal. Lets look to ourselves, Florida, to help our economy. Remember the old saying, God helps those, who help themselves. So lets get to it, and press the governor and Legislature to get off their duffs, and get serious about the Cross Florida Barge Canal project. Bill Ford Oak Run LETTERSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 SCN CONTINUED FROM PAGE 22 Stella Keorsety, Sandy Barsky and Delores Pecor, Crazy Quilters. SIX YEARS By Harlan Coben Harlan Coben keeps reeling in readers with his page-turning thrillers in all, most of which land on best seller lists. The challenge in Six Years is how to pull a thriller out of a lovesick professor named Jake Fisher who cant get over a summer romance with the girl of his dreams. His idyllic three months at a Vermont retreat with a beautiful artist named Natalie Avery ended when she suddenly dumped him. Strangely enough, a short time later she invites him to her wedding where she takes him aside and extracts from him a promise that he will never try to get in touch with her now that shes married. Though tormented by losing her, he nevertheless keeps the promise for six years. But when he reads her husbands obituary all bets are off. He goes to the funeral. Expecting to see his lost love, Jake is stunned to find that the widow is an older woman with two children in tow. And the photograph of the deceased Todd Sanderson bears no resemblance to the groom he remembers. From a high of anticipation to an abysmal low of reality, Jake is left dazed. Even his best friend on the faculty begins to wonder if Jake invented the girl. To find answers and validate his own sanity he heads for Vermont. There he finds the retreat gone but the book caf where he and Natalie spent so much time still open and their server and friend Cookie still on the premises. But Cookie refuses to recognize Jake or to remember a retreat or a girl named Natalie. Confused by her reaction he heads for the chapel where Natalie was married. The minister is still there but denies that he ever conducted the wedding Jake describes. Jake tries to explain the ministers behavior: If he did rememberand I suspect he didhe wouldnt want to give Natalies dumped boyfriend any information said boyfriend didnt already have. It seemed an extreme hypothesis on my part but at least it kind of made sense. Though swept up in a dangerous, compelling mystery, Jake persists in trying to find Natalie and discover why no one claims to know hernot the Sanderson family, not anyone in the Vermont village no one. This is a complex tale with plenty of action and twists and characters intersecting in glancing ways. And its occasionally lightened by the authors marvelous sense of humor. Cobens talent is in full force in this his latest novel. Author continues his line of thrillers Bookmark Pat Wellington West Marion Moose Lodge activitiesFriday, May 3, fish or shrimp dinner, 5 to 7 p.m.; Dave Baldwin karaoke, 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 4, steak dinner, 5 to 7 p.m.; Kentucky Derby fancy hat day, Eddie Sharron Karaoke, 6 to 10 p.m. Sunday, May 5, Cinco de Mayo taco buffet, 2 to 5 p.m., outside games, 1 p.m. Monday, May 6, $1 coney dogs noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, dart league pot luck, 5:45 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, Moose Legion meeting, 6 p.m.; LOOM meeting, 7 p.m. Thursday, May 9, open darts 5 p.m. and open shuffleboard 7 p.m. Friday, May 10, fish or shrimp dinner, 5 to 7 p.m.; Rick Holland karaoke, 6 to 10 p.m. 000EM37 000EL0M 000ER55 Steeple Chase Plaza 8585 SR 200 Unit 18 Ocala, FL 34481 (Dawn) 352-291-2242 (John) 352-291-2243 carouselfinefurniture@hotmail.com

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Friday, May 3, 2013 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 22 ~ Friday, May 3, 2013 www.smcitizen.com 000ETRA www.westmarionba.com Read the classifieds T he great pastime of America throughout the years has been sports. Americans have been ingenious in turning something simple into a sport for everyone to enjoy. I must say I have enjoyed my share of sports. When younger, I was a baseball fan. I went to as many games as possible. The Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland, was just a few minutes from my house so I could visit it often, and I often did. I did not really care who won the game as long as it was a good game played, not to mention the hot dogs. The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage accused me of going to ball games just to eat hot dogs. Whenever I would return from a ballgame the first question would be, not who won the game but, How many hot dogs did you eat? If the truth was known, and you will not get it from me, many a hot dog sacrificed itself at a ballgame. After all, when you are watching a ballgame, who has time to keep track of how many hot dogs you are eating? I did have a moment of anxiety once when my wife threatened to weigh me before the game and then weigh me after the game to see if I had eaten too many hot dogs. When she first mentioned it I laughed, but I noticed she was not laughing, which caused me some deep concern. Fortunately, for me it never got to that but came perilously close. Nothing is more relaxing on a Saturday afternoon than sitting in a ballpark watching a ballgame in progress. Somehow, all the cares of the world seem to flutter away while watching the game. It all ended for me one summer. I had come into the house from some chore and my wife greeted me by saying, Do you know your ball team is on strike? I looked at her, laughed and said, I know. They get three strikes and then theyre out. Thats the way they play the game. I winked at her and laughed good-naturedly. Finally, I said to her, youre coming to understand what the game is all about. No, you dont understand. Your team is on strike. I get you, and this Saturday Im going to go and watch them strike again. It took me a while but finally my wife got through the thickness of my skull and got me to understand the strike she was talking about was not the strike I was talking about. It is always nice when people are on the same page. In a marriage situation, the biggest challenge a couple has is staying on the same page. Even though the husband and wife might be reading the same book, for some reason wives have the ability to read three or four chapters ahead. When a husband tries to correct her she impatiently says, We were on that page last week. Try to keep up. Try as we might, it is a rare husband who can keep up. But we try. When I got up to the same page as my wife about the baseball team on strike, I was feeling rather low. What do you think about your baseball game now, she taunted. As it turned out, the baseball team was actually out on strike and if I remember correctly, we missed the whole season that year. They were on strike for, you will never guess, more money. Up to that point, I thought the players played because they loved the game. Boy was I on the wrong page with that. I went to games because I love the game and it did not matter to me who won or lost as long as it was a good game. Now, to find out that my heroes, if you can call them such, were primarily interested in money was disheartening. I have never been able to watch a game since with the same excitement I did before. Why cant we just have fun? Why does life have to be such a battle? Why cant we have a baseball game just for the fun of it? Recently, I attended a Why cant we just have fun? Out to Pastor Rev. James Snyder baseball game at the local high school. I thought I would just go and enjoy the game. I did not know any of the players; I just wanted to enjoy the game. Then I met an unfamiliar phenomenon of high school baseball. Parents of baseball players! The game started as normal but soon the air exploded with shouting and yelling in the stands. I did not quite understand what all the noise was about at the time. Two women, imagine that, got in a fistfight over the ballgame! They were mothers of two of the players on opposite teams. That was just the beginning of the shouting and the yelling that afternoon. As I walked away, I sadly shook my head and said to myself, Why cant we just have fun? I believe the Preacher in the book of Ecclesiastes explains it well. I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and, behold, all was vanity and vexation of spirit (Ecclesiastes 1:14 KJV). Some are so caught up in the vanity and vexations of life that they never know what it is like to just enjoy life. Why cant we just have a little bit of fun? 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 1-866552-2543 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com. Deadline for Readers Choice is May 8 I ts time for the huge neighborhood garage sale in Spruce Creek north. It will take place today (Friday) and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. There will be all sorts of items on display at houses throughout the development. Make plans to drive through and browse. Spruce Creek North is off 103rd Street Road.Show and TellOn Sunday, April 28 we held a Show and Tell at the Clubhouse. This was the first year for this type of program but several residents came and brought the things in their life that they cherish. The Craft Club was there, with samples of the various items that they make. Marlene Dorner, Judy Jungers, Lois Connor, and Anita Calderon were there to show their crafts. Parnell Anderson brought a sample of the lovely jewelry that she makes. It was stunning, and the quality of her workmanship was amazing! Colin Holloway brought his beer glass collection, acquired from all over the world. Red Beard, brought a fabulous collection of the varied wood carvings that he had done. My tea pot collection rounded off the showing, and the event was a success, and enjoyed by all. Many neighbors said that next year, they would bring their collections and hobbies along, too. After the showing, there was a yummy ice cream social, sponsored by the Social Committee. Friday MixersOn Friday, April 26, the bowling league celebrated its last meeting on the lanes with a lunch out at the Golden Corral. The league played every Friday from 9 until around 12. This year we had great fun bowling, joking, and cheering everyone on. It will start up again next year in the fall. All are invited to join and have a good time Huge neighborhood garage sale in Spruce Creek North Frank Costello, Richard Minzenberger, Rick Masten, Chuck Vessey, members of the Pool Club. Spruce Creek North Ann Brennan not just bowling, but making new friends. PoolThis week, I was lucky enough to come upon the Pool Club. They are a traveling club, that plays four days a week. There are both a traveling mens and womens leagues. They play groups from Oak Run, Cherrywood, Rainbow Above and below, Show and Tell photos. PLEASESEESCN PAGE23 Magic Touch Salon 352-854-2111 Full Service Salon Walk-ins Always Welcome Located in the Friendship Center 000E5QB Wise Way Auto Sales, Inc.9045 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala, FL 352-861-9473 For all your transportation needs, the only way, the Wise Way! 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Friday, May 3, 2013 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com 12 ~ Friday, May 3, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Attend the worship service of your choice... Attend the worship service of your choice... Veterans Council honors sixFive local law enforcement officers and an Ocala firefighter received awards at a banquet chaired by the Marion County Veterans Council. The dinner, hosted by American Legion Post 284 on Friday April 19, was attended by approximately 75 guests. Ocala Fire Rescues Jesse Blaire was reco gnized for his recent efforts to prevent childhood drowning, and for providing EMS training to the fire department. In addition he was nominated for providing o utstanding medical care to citizens. Other award recipients are: Detective Mark Proco (Ocala Police Department), Deputy Tim Liberatore (Marion County Sheriff s Office), Trooper Anthony Dobosiewicz (Florida Highway Patrol), Investigator Michael Fischer (Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission), and Officer Jody Backlund (Belleview Police Department). In the photo on the left is Larry Deal (Commander Post 284), and on the extreme right is John Rose (Marion County Veterans Council). Wesleyan-Holiness Tradition OCALA WEST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE Teaching the Bible as Gods Word to produce Christ-followers! S undays: Sunday School . . . . . . 9:15 A.M. Morning Worship . . . . 10:30 A.M. Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:00 P.M. Childrens Bible Quizzing 6:00 P.M. Wednesday Evenings Adult Bible Study . . . . . 6:00 P.M. Pastor Curt Dowling 5884 SW 60th Ave. (Airport Rd.) Ocala, Fl 34477 (352) 861-0755 www.ocalawestnaz.org 000E8AE 000DT60 9330 SW 105th St., Ocala, FL 34481 854-9550 www.ocalawestumc.com 100th Ave. SW 105th St SW 110th St 484 Marion Oaks Library SW 1 03 rd St Pi ne Run OT OW 80th Ave. 60th Ave. 49th Ave. Oak Run 200 484 A Place for You... Rev. Alan Jefferson No matter what your age is, no matter where You come from, no matter who you are, There is a place for you at Ocala West UMC Children & Youth Ministries Traditional Worship 8:00 & 11:00 A.M. Casual & Contemporary 9:30 A.M. Maranatha Baptist Church 347-5683 www.maranathabaptistc.org Sunday School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:30 A.M. Sunday Services . . . . . . . . . . 10:45 A.M. & 6:00 P.M. Sunday AWANA (Aug.-May) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:00 P.M. Wednesday Bible Study/Prayer Meeting . . . . . 6:45 P.M. Pastor Bill Fortune 000E2ZF PREACHING THE TRUTH IN LOVE 525 Marion Oaks Trail, Ocala 75 484 484 Exit 341 SW 49TH AVE. MARION OAKS PASS MARION OAKS TRAIL 200 484 MARION OAKS COURSE 000DTCQ A Progressive Community of Faith in the Heart of Central Florida Sunday Worship 10:30 am Adult Bible Discussion 12:00 Noon God is still speaking, Jesus didnt reject people. Neither do we. First Congregational United Church of Christ 7171 SW SR 200, Ocala, FL 352-237-3035 uccocala.org Dr. H.W. McSwain, Jr., Pastor FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH (Disciples of Christ) Worship: 10:30 AM Sunday School: 9:15 AM (352) 629-6485 www.firstchristianocala.org 1908 S.E. Ft. King St. (Next to Marion Technical Institute) First Christian Church of Ocala Nursery Provided 0 0 0 D P 7 L Revs. Terry & Mary Beth Harper, Pastors See us on Facebook 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 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 Our Redeemer Lutheran Church LC-MS 5200 S.W. State Road 200 1 3 / 4 Miles West of I-75 Worship Service 8:00 & 11:00 AM Bible Class & Sunday School 9:30 AM Pastor Joe Adams 237-2233 Sharing the Joy of Jesus Christ! 000EOLQ 000DOXB 352-861-6182 www.ccomc.org S UNDAY S ERVICES Sunday School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:30 am Worship Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:30 am W EEKLY A CTIVITIES Wednesday Bible Study . . . . . . . . . 7:00 pm S ENIOR P ASTOR D AVID B ELLOWS 6768 SW 80th Street Ocala, Fl 34476 9524 S.W. 105th St., Ocala 237-2640 Sunday Sunday School . . . . . 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship . . 10:45 a.m. Evening Worship . . . . . . 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. Youth Alive . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. Friendship Baptist Church A Place of New Spiritual Beginnings 000DGAB Pastor Randy & Linda Brown 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 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 000ET88 Southwest Christian Church We are a traditional worshiping church 9045 SW 60th Ave. Ocala, FL 34476 352-861-9080 Sunday Services Sunday School 9:30 am Worship Service 10:30 am & 6:00 pm Wednesday Services Bible Studies 7:00 pm Peter Bunch Minister Music Director 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 Friday 7pm Spanish Service Nursery available www.crossroadscog.net WE WELCOME ALL! Bishop Paul Woosley CHRISTIAN LIFE ASSEMBLY Proclaiming Good News SERVICES Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Sunday Morning Service 10:45 a.m. Sunday Evening Service 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. 000DNZC Everyone is welcome Thomas Markham, Pastor 352-237-6950 9644 SW Hwy. 484, Ocala (Near State Road 200) 0 0 0 E 3 S Z Sunday Bible Study 9:30 a.m. Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Pastor: Matt Hunt Assoc. Pastor Kevin Hunt (Independent) 6158 SW Hwy. 200 Jasmine Plaza Ocala, FL 34476 873-4705 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 S OUTH M ARION C ITIZEN D IRECTORY A SK FOR M ICHEL N ORTHSEA AT 854-3986 The Reason to Believe... 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R alph P Dragottos Cant Help Singing will return to Palm Grove on Friday, May 10, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Anne Cit, the darling of Oak Run and a finalist in this years Top of The World competition, will make the evening a special one. The talented pianist, Nick Lapetina, will join dynamic baritone Ralph Dragotto and the M.C. for the evening, Bill Bender, to bring you the music of the greatest generation. Oak Run residents and friends are invited. Admission requires a smile. Yall are welcome!Do You Remember? Senior SafetyTune in channel 12 for Len Teitlers presentation of the Medical Teams program on Senior Safety by Captain Jim Burton and Detective Gregory Spates of the Marion County Sheriffs Department. It will air daily following FYI at 9 a.m.and 7 p.m from May 3 to 10. Medical Team All Invited to House CallsThe May 6 meeting of the Medical Team is open to all residents of Oak Run. Come and meet Robert and Jennifer Zylis, adult and family nurse practitioners and Dr. James Williams who provide house calls! So if you have difficulty getting to the doctors office this maybe a solution. The meeting is on May 6 at the Island Club at 3 p.m. Come join us! For more information call Diane at 352-873-0407 or Mandy at 352-861-0261. Irish American Club Please join our Spring Fling, especially you fun loving Baby Boomers, on May 23 at the Palm Grove. Ticket sales are on May 8 at the Orchid Club lobby between 9 and 11 a.m. Our theme is a picnic in the park without the ants. Our menu will be: 8 oz. Black Angus hamburgers and 1/4 lb. Nathans frankfurters with salads and all fixings, including dessert. Soda and coffee will be provided. Music will be by Donna Carrier. There will be four judged dance contests with prizes. A 50/50 raffle and door prizes will be held. Join us for a night of fun and dancing 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 352-873-4755. Upstate New York Club Memorial Day PicnicMonday May 27, at 5 p.m. at Palm Grove will be our red, white and blue picnic. A committee will be cooking hot dogs with rolls. Members are asked to supply appetizers, salads and desserts. The sign up sheet will be available when purchasing tickets. It promises to be a fun time with a variety of games. Plan to come and see if you can get the bean bag through the hole or putt the golf ball on the green. If not, try one of the others games or simply have a quiet card game with a group of members. We will have something for everyone. There will be coffee but bring what you would like to drink. Dont forget ticket sales at the Orchid Club on Saturday, May 11, from 8 to 10 a.m. and Saturday, May 18, from 10 a.m. to noon. Tickets are $3 for members and $5 for guests. Contact person is Steve Stazak at 352-861-1223. TennisJacks/Queens vs. Kings/Aces. Diamonds on court 1, Hearts on court 2, Spades on court 3, and Clubs on court 4. Twenty-seven Oak Run tennis players gathered for mixing it up, playing with people they havent played with before, enjoying the tennis fun on April 18 from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Everyone closed the afternoon with good eats that were topped off with homemade desserts. This is the second tennis gathering this year. See you all next January for our 2014 gatherings.RO Mens 2013 Senior ChampionshipThe Royal Oaks Mens Golf Association held its 2013 Senior Championship Tournament on April 10 and 12. Sxity players contended for prizes in three white tee flights, a junior white tee flight (under 70, age, not handicap, just in case you wondered) and four red tee flights. There were winners for both gross and net total scores. White flight 1 gross score winners: Dawson 163, Catapano 165; net score winners: Catapano 139, Loomis 140. White flight 2 gross score winners: Rogers 178, Kelley 178; net score winners: Kelley 142, Terry 144. White flight 3 gross score winners: Ellin 173, Edwards, 178; net score winners: Ellin 129, Edwards and Jakobsen 138. White juniors gross score winners: Hendrix 152, Gray 162; net score winners: Hendrix 130, White 141. Red flight 1 gross score winners: Engel 165, Cunningham 168; net score winners Engel 133, Hein 135. Red flight 2 gross score winners: Wargo 168, Gariepy, Aubrey and Topp 176; net score winners: Wargo 128, Aubrey 136. Red flight 3 gross score winners: Johnson 178, Jones 184; net score winners: Johnson 130, Casner and Gehan 140. Red flight 4 gross score winners: Ryan 184, Crass 187; net score winners: Paller 133, Ryan 134. Following golf on Friday a buffet lunch was served in the pavilion by Royal Oaks. Congratulation to all of the winners. Thanks to tournament chairman Dick Rizzo who hosted the event. Royal Oaks Womens 18 Hole GolfThe weather turned out to be good for golfing on April 23. The game was fun and they called it NOSE. Only holes beginning with those letters (of which there were nine) counted toward the score and then 1/2 handicap was subtracted from that. The winners were: 1st Flight: 1st, Roseanne Lavacca; 2nd, J.T. Lemasters; 3rd, Dianna Love. 2nd Flight: 1st, Salita Timmermeyer; 2nd, Noreen Salo; 3rd, Donna Gwin; 4th, Chris Orndorff. 3rd Flight: 1st, Patty Dougherty; 2nd, Kathy Kollar, 3rd (tie) Barb Scozzafava and Joanne Morris. Closest to the pin: Salita Timmermeyer. Great game, winners!ORWGAThe winners of the April 18 low net tournament are as follows: Flight 1: Marge Richardson, Marge Rymarcsuk, Sue Marentette. Flight 2: Sue Elie, Olive Adler, Annette Carini. Flight 3: Terri Feeley, Debbie Palmer, Linda Noel. Flight 4: Ruby Shepard, Evelyn Exell, Sharon Scrivens. Closest to the pin, Evelyn Exell. Chip in, Sylvia Fiorello on 17 and Delma Miller had one on 16 and one on 17. Way to go, Delma! The winners of the April 25 low net tournament are as follows: Flight 1: LaVerne Browand, Kathy OConnell, Joan Klier. Flight 2: Olive Adler, Marlena Yaich, June Dickbernd. Flight 3: Linda Noel, Kate Lott, Nancy Reichenbacher. Flight 4: Evelyn Exell, Mary Golab, Edith Voss. Closest to the pin, Marge Richardson. Chip ins, Connie Bingham, Mary Golab and Marlena Yaich.Royal Oaks Lady NinersOn April 25 we played low net and in Flight A: 1st. BJ Lassiter 2nd. Sharon Hall 3rd. Elsa Berbig; Flight B tied in 1st. Sally Crass and Ginger Drake 3rd. Shirley Krug;. Flight C tied in 1st. Joan Scholl and Diane Dufresne 3rd. Julie Jackson; Flight D 1st. Ann Leonard 2nd. Carolee Riola 3rd. Carol Foltynewicz. Elsa Berbig had a chip-in on 13 and Ginger Drake on 15. BJ Lassiter was closest to the pin on 16. 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Friendship Baptist Sunday services at Friendship Baptist Church on May 5 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, I Have Decided To Follow Jesus Medley. Pastor Randall Brown will be bringing the morning message; a message of hope and encouragement during these troubling times. 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 of State Road 200. The church phone is 352-237-2640 or you can find us on the web: www.friendshipbaptistocala.org. Countryside PresbyterianCountryside Presbyterian Church will celebrate its 25th Anniversary at a celebratory service on Sunday, May 5, at 10:30 a.m. led by the Rev. Gary O. Marshall. The church is at 7768 S.W. State Road 200 in Ocala. Guests include the Rev. Steven Benz, Interim Executive Presbyter and the Rev. Alisun Donovan, Associate Executive Presbyter from the Presbytery of St. Augustine and four of our charter members Polly Arit, Willa French, Liz Milleson and Cleone Redman. Pastor Gary will preach from Micah, What Does the Lord Require of You. The Hand Bell Choir will perform the opening fanfare, the Chancel Choirs anthem is Holy Ground, Aubrey Greer, guest flutist will perform during communion and Joyful, Joyful we Adore Thee will be played as a piano duet by Betty Jane Porterfield and Jo Ann Shaw for the offertory. A catered lunch will be served to our members at the Oak Run Country club donated by an anonymous church member.Christs Church of Marion County Saturday, May 4: Men's Prayer Group, 8 a.m. Sunday, May 5: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 6: Bible Study, 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 7: Women's Crafts and fellowship, 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 8: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Thursday, May 9: 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.St. Jude Catholic Creole Masses for the Haitians in our community are celebrated every second and fourth Sunday of the month at 5 p.m. The next dates are May 12 and May 26. Classes for Spanish as a second language continue to be offered every Thursday starting at 3:30 p.m. for beginners through May 16. Classes will be in summer recess until Sept. 12. Its not too early to be thinking of the 2013-2014 school year for students attending, or planning to attend, our LifeLong Religious Education classes. Early registration will take place during the month of May at reduced tuition rates. Deacon Henry Libersat will be with us once again on Saturday, May 11, to present the third in his series of lectures concerning the Year of Faith. Registration will take place at 8:30 a.m. and the actual conference begins at 9 a.m. There is no charge and all are welcome to attend. Free English classesCollege Road Baptist Church, 5010 S.W. College Road, continues teaching ESL (English as Second Language) each Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. Classes are free, as is child care, and youth programs. Assistance with applying for citizenship is also offered. Enroll any Wednesday evening. Call 352-854-6981, or 352-237-5641 for more information. St. John the BaptistSt. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Dunnellon will be holding a Women's 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. Crossroads Church of GodWednesday evenings are for the youth at Crossroads Church of God, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Come see what you are missing and enjoy our new building. Call Pastor Erik for more info 352-291-2080. Also on Wednesday, Childrens Royal Rangers and Blue bells meet from 7 to 8:15. Pastor Carmen is the leader. The church is at 8070 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala.Our Saviour Lutheran Emergency food and personal care assistance is available each Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Our Saviour Lutheran Church in Marion Oaks, 260 Marion Oaks Lane. The pantry serves families and individuals in need from Marion Oaks, Florida Highlands and southwest Marion County with food and care items. Anyone needing assistance must bring photo identification, social security cards for all family members and proof of income. Groceries and personal care items are distributed based on need, family size and availability. More than 1,700 people in Marion Oaks and surrounding areas have received assistance from the pantry since July 2012. The pantry is a partnership of Interfaith Emergency Services and Our Saviour Lutheran Church. Groups and individuals in southwest Marion County who would like to support the pantry and help their neighbors may drop off donations at the church during pantry hours or call 352-347-0567 to make arrangements with a volunteer.Special needs are canned fruit, peanut butter and jelly, shampoo, dish and laundry soap and toilet tissue. Donation checks can be mailed to Our Saviour Lutheran Church, marked "food pantry" at 260 Marion Oaks Lane, Ocala Fl. 34473. Friday, May 3, 2013 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 14 ~ Friday, May 3, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Religion Read the classifieds THIS PAGE IS YOUR OFFICIAL BALLOT & ENTRY FORM. PLEASE COMPLETE AND RETURN TO SOUTH MARION CITIZEN BY 5:00 p.m., WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, 2013 ENTRY FORM Mail or drop off your official entry form and completed ballot to: South Marion Citizen c/o Readers Choice Contest 8810 S.W. Hwy. 200, Unit 104 Ocala, FL 34481 or bring it to our office. Name Address City State Zip Phone Age Email Address 25% of ballot must be filled to be eligible for drawing. Entries must be printed on official entry ballot from the South Marion Citizen. Sorry, no computer generated ballots, mechanical reproductions, photocopies, carbon copies, illegible entries or ballots with answers that are not true and relevant are not acceptable. At least 25% of the categories must be filled out for the ballot to count. Only one entry per person. Ballots not meeting these requirements will be voided. 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J ewish lawyer, Jewish scholar, Jewish doctor even Jewish senator but Jewish farmer? Somehow this just doesnt have the right ring to it. The truth is since biblical times Jews have been farmers following the laws in the Torah about harvesting and providing for the poor. It wasnt until the late 1880s that Jewish farming took a foothold in America. Basically, the history of Jewish farming can be divided into three periods: 1882-1900; 1900-1960; 1970-present. As conditions in Eastern Europe grew increasingly hard for Jews, many decided to cast their fortunes and become farmers in America. They had had experience with cattle dealing, raising domestic livestock such as chickens and goats and although they were not allowed to own land in Russia, they were willing to take a chance on America where they could be free. Many immigrant Jewish families arrived during the late 1880s with the sponsorship of Baron de Hirsh or the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society. The charitable groups bought up large tracts of land outside of major cities and settled these immigrants on the land. Unfortunately, with a few exceptions such as Woodbine in New Jersey and Colchester and Ellington, Connecticut, the farmers only lasted about five seasons. Disease, harsh weather conditions, inexperience were among the many reasons these attempts failed. In the early 1900s, philanthropist Baron De Hirsh founded the Jewish Agricultural and Industrial Assistance Society (JAIAS). Instead of trying to settle large groups of Jews on parcels of land, JAIAS settled individual families and sent out workers who helped the newcomers with farming needs. The organization provided loans and published a magazine for 50 years entitled Jewish Farmer. These farms were also located on abandoned farms not far from metropolitan areas. Successful farming communities included southern New Jersey (poultry, eggs), Connecticut (dairy, vegetables, cattle, eggs, poultry), Florida (citrus, tomatoes), Ohio and Michigan (fruit and vegetables). The Jewish communities of farmers were able to have their own synagogues, burial societies and ritual slaughterers, signs of a cohesive communal life. On a personal note, my husbands aunt, Rochel, lived on such a farm in Ellington, Connecticut. My husband liked to tell me stories of how his aunt did not trust indoor plumbing and had an outhouse for years. Though I never knew his aunt, what my husband was describing was probably his remembrances during the 1950s. I must admit was I intrigued by the story probably because I thought farm life sounded different from the suburbia where I was raised. During the Depression, many of the farms went out of business, but during the Second World War when the demand for eggs and other farm products was high, those farms that made it through the hard times of the 1930s were able to prosper. At its peak after the war, there were 100,000 Jewish farms and 25,000 Jewish farm families. From 1950-1970, many of these farms went out of business when farming methods became more concentrated but a few loners held out hoping for better times and applying modernization techniques. With the advent of the 1970s, many Jews from the cities and suburbia tried their hands at organic farming. A quick look down the produce and dairy aisles of your local supermarket and you will see the fruit (no pun intended!) of their labors: Gary Hirshberg (Stonyfield Yogurt), Sam Kahn (Cascade Farms), Ben and Jerry (ice cream mavens of Vermont), and Drew and Myra Goodman (Earthbound Farm). With a few exceptions, most farms owned by Jews are small, part-time ventures. With many Jews wanting to leave the big cities to get down on the farm, there are bound to be more farmers in the future. Old McDonald is not the only one with a farm; Mr. Cohen has one too! Friday, May 3, 2013 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 18 ~ Friday, May 3, 2013 www.smcitizen.com I ts that time of year again for the fastest two minutes in sports; the Kentucky Derby. Once again your Social Committee is on top of the event with plans to have a great party Saturday and watch the race on our new big screen in the clubhouse. You wont want to miss out on the fun and excitement. Here are just a few things that will be going on: ladies hat contest, mint julep sampling, raffles galore, door prize, 50/50 tickets and of course, the exciting race. Ladies keep up the tradition of the day by designing and wearing colorful and stylish hats; most handmade and designed by the wearer. There are three prizes for the hats alone so take a few minutes or more and wear a bonnet that is worthy of Churchill Downs. Enjoy a mint julep for a small donation when you come. Theres nothing like the unofficial drink of the derby to put you in the mood for some fast paced action. Bring along some snacks that you can put on the pot luck table for everyone to enjoy too. Sharing some munchies with friends and neighbors is always fun and of course, bring your favorite drink. All this is a free event and tickets are not required. Just show up with your love of racing; your food goodies and a sense of humor. All proceeds go to the Ocala Equine Rescue so not only are you in for a good time, youll be supporting a good charity as well. Wacky Crazy Fashion ShowIf want a hilariously funny afternoon, plan to be at the clubhouse at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15, for the craziest fashion show youve ever seen. All the models are limited to a fifteen dollar budget and then they will show off their fashion statements for the audience to judge. Having heard about some of the outfits, I can guarantee you this will be a dont miss event. Tickets are only $2 and desserts will be provided. If you have a favorite dessert that you would like to share with your fellow residents, you are encouraged to bring that along too. Dont be afraid to bring you favorite drink or you can enjoy the iced tea and lemonade provided. While Rich Becotte provides the music, our models will stroll the runway displaying their fashion takes for the season. Youll see contestants Marion OHern; Loretta Moscariello with husband Jerry; Bonnie Clark; Jenny Arturi; Joyce Stacer; Ann Bardock; Rich Hurley; Midge Lee; Dave and Holly Bragdon; Mick James; Jim Houghtaling; Bill Brotherhood and Geris own Lentz. With a cast of characters like this and I do mean characters, how can you help but have a great time. See Geri for tickets but get them fast as theres limited seating and tickets are going fast. Of course with this group of model contestants, you know the tickets will be flying out of the office. Dont miss your chance to be the judge for the winning ensemble; come and root for and then vote for your favorite. Cribbage ClubOur Cribbage Club will be meeting on Mondays at 12:30 in the card room instead of Tuesdays. This will be the new summer schedule to accommodate more players. Youll still have a great time playing this interesting and fun game with some interesting fun people. If you dont know how to play and would like to learn, come on out. Many of our players are excellent teachers and would be glad to share the game with you. Newcomers to be welcomedSaturday, May 18, at 10 in the morning, new residents should be at the clubhouse for a casual and friendly orientation program put on by our Welcoming Committee. 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cordion music, but the band was out in full force playing a wide variety of favorites such as Satin Doll and many others. Bob Mace did a great rendition of Please Release Me and Dick Richards played Lady of Spain which is always a crowd pleaser. As a special treat, professional vocalist Angie Terrigino lifted her voice in song and brought the house down with A Good Man is Hard to Find. Every song was done beautifully; professionally and with the showmanship that only those who truly love what they do can bring to a performance. Catch the next Accordion Club concert on Wednesday, May 22, from 5:30 until nine. Where else can you find such a wide variety of musical entertainment for free? Memorial DayThe Nation will celebrate Memorial Day on Monday, May 27 but your Veterans Club will maintain its traditional observance on Thursday the 30th. Beginning 11 a.m. in the front of the clubhouse the service will begin with a short welcome and then a special presentation of the color guard for the National Anthem. Our guest speaker will be Steven R Jacobs. Mr. Jacobs is retired from the U.S. Navy where he served in Operation Desert Strom; Operation Iraqi Freedom; Enduring Freedom and Baltic Operations. In addition, he earned his Surface Warfare pin as well as taking part in several drug intervention missions. Currently Mr. Jacobs works in the Marion County Veterans Services Office. Following Mr. Jacobss remarks, the Armed Forces will be saluted and then the names of our departed members will be read. The Wreath Laying ceremony and taps will follow and the service will conclude with the raising of the flag to full staff. Immediately following the service, a picnic luncheon will be served consisting of hot dogs and hamburgers with all the trimmings; Cole slaw and beans. Lemonade and iced tea will also be provided. Desserts are requested if you feel you can bring a treat to be passed. Tickets for the lunch are $7 each and can be purchased from Geri at the office or at the Veterans Club meeting. This is a solemn day for all Americans and especially for service personnel and veterans. Please make every effort to come out as we pause to thank those who gave their all in defense of freedom. Water Aerobics startsAttention all of our exercise buffs out there. Youll be pleased to note that Aquasize classes are starting up again in May. Make a note of the schedule so dont miss this fun and healthy way to exercise. On Monday the class is at 10:15 in the morning; Thursday at 9:15 and Friday at 11:30. For those who want to work out with putting undue stress and strain on arms, legs or back, there is no better way to get in shape than by taking Aquasize with Dr. Deb. The weather is beautiful, the water perfect and the instructor top notch. You cant miss with this class. Summer Fest Our annual 100 Days of Summer begins on June 10 with Summer Fest. Rich Becotte will be spinning the tunes as we start another season of fun in the sun. Mark your calendar and watch this column for more info about these fun times. Hot Summer Nights Dance Were having a dance party pool side on June 22. The cost is only $4 per person for pizza and lemonade and iced tea. Of course your own personal beverages are welcome as long as theyre in a non-glass container. The festivities begin at 7 and go until 10 as everyone enjoys the balmy air; great music and pool side atmosphere. Watch for more info in your Chirp and Citizen Newspaper but make your plans to attend this casual, relaxed event. See Geri for tickets.Spotlight on Excellence Each week we feature people who make a difference to others; improve the quality of life here at Cherrywood or who have an interesting story. This weeks featured couple has done all three of those things; they are Delores (Dolly) and Richard Juber. Dolly was born in the small town of Tomah, Wisconsin. One of seven children, she has a brother two years her senior and then two sisters and three brothers that are younger than her. Because there was a four year gap in ages between the younger siblings, while they all lived in the same home, they didnt really grow up together. Dolly graduated from Elroy High School and shortly after, was married. She has four children from that marriage, Dwayne, Jeanne, Debra and Pam. Debra and Pam still live in Wisconsin; Dwayne lives in St Louis and Jeanne resides in Los Angeles. Richard was born in Jewett, Connecticut. His story is a bit more unique because when it came time for him to begin his education; he had to learn how to speak English. In his home where he was raised with his brother Stan and sister Pearl, only Polish was spoken. Fortunately he had an aunt who was also a nun and took the time to teach him to speak and read English so he could finally enroll in school. Another unique side light to his early childhood was his sisters name. She was born on December 7 and named after Pearl Harbor. Doing well in school, Richard was seventeen when he graduated from high school and wanted to join the Navy. His father, who saw potential in his son as a major league baseball player and professional bowler, refused to sign the necessary paperwork. Richard waited the two month until he reached 18 and signed up. Once in the Navy, Richard found a home. He volunteered for the submarine service and served on the USS Corsair as a torpedo man. For three years he taught at the sub school in New Haven, Connecticut, and then went aboard the Sea Wolf. Following that assignment he served on the USS Daniel Boone which was a fleet ballistic missile sub serving out of Pearl Harbor and Guam. While serving Richard became qualified as an underwater demolition team member. That was the early days of what is now called the SEAL program. He served during the Cuban missile crises and was actually in Guantanamo Bay during that crisis. After doing a tour with the Navy in Ankara Turkey advising the Turkish Navy about submarine operations, Richard finished his career at Great Lakes Naval Base as an instructor. Richard was married during his first enlistment and he and his wife had three children; all boys; Richard Junior who lives in Jacksonville and Stephen and Martin both of Norwich, Connecticut.Friday, May 3, 2013 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 16 ~ Friday, May 3, 2013 www.smcitizen.com make a reservation. There is no cost to attend this hour long program and free coffee and pastries are provided. Youll meet some fun people and learn some new things that will help you feel right at home. Movie nightOur big screen will be playing Argo on May 7 at 7 in the evening and its free to all residents. Popcorn and lemonade are provided but feel free to bring your own candy and snacks along with you preferred beverage of choice. Argo is a terrific action flick based on the true story of American diplomats who managed to escape from the embassy when it was taken over by Islamic radicals in Iran back in 1979. This Academy award winning movie stars Ben Afleck and Alan Arkin. Come out and enjoy an inexpensive evening of entertainment excellence in the comfort of our beautiful clubhouse. Honor Flight The Cherrywood Veterans Club is urging all of our residents to attend the return of the last Honor Flight on May 23 at 8 p.m. We will all meet at the clubhouse between 7 and 7:15 where everyone will receive a small flag. At 7:15 we will car pool over to the Ocala International Airport and wait for the Honor Flight to arrive. When the special guests deplane, they should be greeted by a large crowd of grateful citizens. Honor Flight is a program that began several years ago. World War II veterans are flown to Washington D.C. to visit the World War II monument and to be greeted by dignitaries. This is the final Honor Flight in our area and we want the men and women who fought in that terrible conflict to know that their sacrifice and courage was not in vain. We want them to know too that not only do we remember them; we will never forget them and what they did for us. If you will be attending, please contact Bill Mahar at 873-1341 so we can make sure we have enough flags for everyone. We urge all the citizens of Marion County to attend this welcome home event. Wine TastingThis is the last call for tickets to the Wine Tasting party at Cherrywood on May 14. Contact Geri for free tickets to either the 5:30 tasting or the 7:30 sipping and savoring event. Sweet wines will be featured at the first tasting and dry wines at the second. Learn about all things wine from our wine expert Joe who will teach you the difference between a Merlot and a Chardonnay; a white wine and a Rose.Garden ClubMay 15 at 11 the Garden Club will be meeting on the patio of the clubhouse. This month the members will car pool around the Cherrywood community and check out some of the award winning gardens to learn how to care for a wide variety of flowers, shrubs and trees. If you have ever wanted a green thumb or if you already have one, you wont want to miss out on this opportunity to share knowledge of all things horticulture with your friends and neighbors. Accordion ClubDick Richards and company outdid themselves on April 22, celebrating 4 years of providing entertainment to Cherrywood. Not only did the audience get a chance to hear some fantastic acCHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 15 PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD PAGE17 CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 16 Dick Richards and Ann Kurthy. Richard and Dolly Juber. PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD PAGE31 000EQJE 000EQRQ I t a l i a n R e s t a u r a n t & P i z z a Italian Restaurant & Pizza (352) 861-2828 A Taste of Brooklyn in Ocala JASMINE SQUARE 6106 SW State Rd. 200 MONDAY SPECIAL TUESDAY SPECIAL Spaghetti & Meatballs $6.99 Large Cheese Pizza $6.99 000ELV6 FREE APPETIZER Hwy. 27 & Dunnellon $ 1 OFF ANY SANDWICH Coupon required. Not valid with any other offer or discount. Expires 5/10/13. $ 3 OFF With Purchase of 2 Entres Not valid with NY Strip Special or sandwiches. Coupon required. Not valid with any other offer or discount. Expires 5/10/13. Hwy. 27 & Dunnellon Hwy. 27 & Dunnellon HAPPY HOUR & DAILY DRINK SPECIALS $ 13.99 30 PC. SHRIMP DINNER EVERY TUESDAY NO COUPONS TWO FOR $ 20 10 OZ. NY STRIPS EVERY WEDNESDAY NO COUPONS 19773 E. PENNSYLVANIA AVE. D U N N E L L O N DUNNELLON 5 4 7 4 7 7 7 547-4777 ON THE RAINBOW RIVER 3821 NW HWY. 27 O C A L A OCALA 2 3 7 1 7 7 7 237-1777 OFF I-75 ANY TWO ENTRES Not valid with NY Strip Special, sandwiches or burgers. Coupon required. Not valid with any other offer or discount. Expires 5/10/13. 11100 SW 93 Ct. Rd. Suite 12, Ocala, FL Mon-Thur 11am-10pm Fri & Sat 11am-11pm Sunday 11am-9pm 402-0003 Buy 1 Meal Get 1 at 1/2 OFF Equal or Lesser Value With purchase of 2 drinks With coupon Exp. 6/1/13 000EQSC 352-854-0030 6160 SW SR 200 Ocala, FL 34474 (In Jasmine Plaza) FRESH BREAD & PASTRIES We Cater For Special Events & Design Cakes Of All Kinds BREAKFAST SPECIALS From $ 5.99 LUNCH SPECIALS 000EONY 000ERCK Carmela s Not Just Italian! 8:30-11:00am Breakfast Buffet Mothers Day Open 8:30am-8:00pm Prime Rib . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 18.99 With Roasted Potatoes Stuffed Fresh Chicken Breast $ 13.99 Topped with Cranberry/Walnut Baked Mediterranean Grouper $ 14.99 Manicotti . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 12.99 Stuffed w/Spinach, Mushrooms & Ricotta, Topped in Creamy Alfredo Sauce Grilled Salmon or Mahi Mahi $ 14.99 Rack of Lamb . . . . . . . . . . $ 21.99 Baked Virginia Ham . . . . . . $ 12.99 With Cherry Pineapple Glaze 12169 S Williams St. Dunnellon Reservations Required (352) 465-1818 Regular Menu Available Mon. Thurs. 11 am 8:30 pm Fri. & Sat. 11 am 9:30 pm Closed on Sunday 8 7 3 0 2 2 3 8602 SW SR 200, 103rd St. Plaza Ocala, Florida 8 7 3 0 2 2 3 873-0223 SATURDAY ONE LARGE CHEESE PIZZA $6.99 ONE LARGE CHEESE PIZZA $6.99 20% OFF LUNCH 20% OFF LUNCH W ITH P URCHASE OF B EVERAGE N OT V ALID ON T UESDAY S ATURDAY OR ON P IZZA OR S PECIALS E XP 5/10/13 E XP 5/10/13 Whole Wheat Pasta Available 000EQRM TUESDAY W ITH PURCHASE OF BEVERAGE E XP 5/10/13 TWO DINNERS FOR $20.00 TWO DINNERS FOR $20.00 C HOICE OF : V EAL P ARM L ASAGNA C HICKEN P ARM E GGPLANT P ARM S HRIMP S CAMPI W ITH S OUP OR S ALAD & 1 D ESSERT (Z EPPOLIS OR C HEESECAKE ) W /P URCHASE OF B EVERAGE 7 1 1 1 9 3 T a s t e T h e B e s t T a s t e T h e B e s t Taste The Best 5185 A W. Dunnellon Rd. Dunnellon (352) 489-8040 000ERQM TERMITE & PEST CONTROL STAR Cant Afford Lawn Spray? THINK AGAIN! 1/3 Acre $ 60 00 Lawn & Bushes for Chinch Bugs, Ants, Brown Spots, Webworm, Fungus, Weed Control & Black Grasshoppers. No Contracts Required. 000ES75 Tours Tours Tours Tours Call to make a reservation for a lunch/tour. We would love to share with you what The Bridge Community is all about! We look forward to hearing from you soon. Space is limited, so make your reservations today!!! HOT TOPICS AT THE BRIDGE Friday, May 10th @ 2:00 PM MOTHERS DAY FASHION SHOW Join us for the latest spring fashions from Bon Worth modeled by the residents of The Bridge. Local independent distributors for Scentsy Candles, Silpada Jewelry, Thirty One and Tupperware will be here for your shopping pleasure. You can also enjoy a chair massage by Carolyn Phillips. Tuesday, May 14th @ 2:30 PM THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF HUMOR & LAUGHTER Join us for this fun talk with Linda Tarwacki, LPN, Senior Home Care. She will speak on the many health benefits of humor and laughter and ways to help yourself see the lighter side of life. Tuesday, May 21st @ 2:30 PM SIGNS & SYMPTOMS OF A STROKE Learn the important things to watch for to catch a stroke coming on. Presented by Michelle Strobel, RN/DON and Mary Lou Todd, RN/BSN of ORS Home Care. National Cremation Society Considering Cremation? REGISTER TO WIN A FREE CREMATION PLAN Come join the National Cremation Society for a FREE Meal & 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. STONE CREEK GRILLE 9676 SW 62nd Loop Mon., May 6 9:00 AM Breakfast LOGANS ROADHOUSE 2621 SW 19th Ave. Tues., May 7 10:30 AM Lunch RED LOBSTER 3393 SW College Rd. Thurs., May 9 11:00 AM Lunch MIMIS 4414 SW College Rd. Tues., May 4 9:00 AM Breakfast 000EQUH

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cordion music, but the band was out in full force playing a wide variety of favorites such as Satin Doll and many others. Bob Mace did a great rendition of Please Release Me and Dick Richards played Lady of Spain which is always a crowd pleaser. As a special treat, professional vocalist Angie Terrigino lifted her voice in song and brought the house down with A Good Man is Hard to Find. Every song was done beautifully; professionally and with the showmanship that only those who truly love what they do can bring to a performance. Catch the next Accordion Club concert on Wednesday, May 22, from 5:30 until nine. Where else can you find such a wide variety of musical entertainment for free? Memorial DayThe Nation will celebrate Memorial Day on Monday, May 27 but your Veterans Club will maintain its traditional observance on Thursday the 30th. Beginning 11 a.m. in the front of the clubhouse the service will begin with a short welcome and then a special presentation of the color guard for the National Anthem. Our guest speaker will be Steven R Jacobs. Mr. Jacobs is retired from the U.S. Navy where he served in Operation Desert Strom; Operation Iraqi Freedom; Enduring Freedom and Baltic Operations. In addition, he earned his Surface Warfare pin as well as taking part in several drug intervention missions. Currently Mr. Jacobs works in the Marion County Veterans Services Office. Following Mr. Jacobss remarks, the Armed Forces will be saluted and then the names of our departed members will be read. The Wreath Laying ceremony and taps will follow and the service will conclude with the raising of the flag to full staff. Immediately following the service, a picnic luncheon will be served consisting of hot dogs and hamburgers with all the trimmings; Cole slaw and beans. Lemonade and iced tea will also be provided. Desserts are requested if you feel you can bring a treat to be passed. Tickets for the lunch are $7 each and can be purchased from Geri at the office or at the Veterans Club meeting. This is a solemn day for all Americans and especially for service personnel and veterans. Please make every effort to come out as we pause to thank those who gave their all in defense of freedom. Water Aerobics startsAttention all of our exercise buffs out there. Youll be pleased to note that Aquasize classes are starting up again in May. Make a note of the schedule so dont miss this fun and healthy way to exercise. On Monday the class is at 10:15 in the morning; Thursday at 9:15 and Friday at 11:30. For those who want to work out with putting undue stress and strain on arms, legs or back, there is no better way to get in shape than by taking Aquasize with Dr. Deb. The weather is beautiful, the water perfect and the instructor top notch. You cant miss with this class. Summer Fest Our annual 100 Days of Summer begins on June 10 with Summer Fest. Rich Becotte will be spinning the tunes as we start another season of fun in the sun. Mark your calendar and watch this column for more info about these fun times. Hot Summer Nights Dance Were having a dance party pool side on June 22. The cost is only $4 per person for pizza and lemonade and iced tea. Of course your own personal beverages are welcome as long as theyre in a non-glass container. The festivities begin at 7 and go until 10 as everyone enjoys the balmy air; great music and pool side atmosphere. Watch for more info in your Chirp and Citizen Newspaper but make your plans to attend this casual, relaxed event. See Geri for tickets.Spotlight on Excellence Each week we feature people who make a difference to others; improve the quality of life here at Cherrywood or who have an interesting story. This weeks featured couple has done all three of those things; they are Delores (Dolly) and Richard Juber. Dolly was born in the small town of Tomah, Wisconsin. One of seven children, she has a brother two years her senior and then two sisters and three brothers that are younger than her. Because there was a four year gap in ages between the younger siblings, while they all lived in the same home, they didnt really grow up together. Dolly graduated from Elroy High School and shortly after, was married. She has four children from that marriage, Dwayne, Jeanne, Debra and Pam. Debra and Pam still live in Wisconsin; Dwayne lives in St Louis and Jeanne resides in Los Angeles. Richard was born in Jewett, Connecticut. His story is a bit more unique because when it came time for him to begin his education; he had to learn how to speak English. In his home where he was raised with his brother Stan and sister Pearl, only Polish was spoken. Fortunately he had an aunt who was also a nun and took the time to teach him to speak and read English so he could finally enroll in school. Another unique side light to his early childhood was his sisters name. She was born on December 7 and named after Pearl Harbor. Doing well in school, Richard was seventeen when he graduated from high school and wanted to join the Navy. His father, who saw potential in his son as a major league baseball player and professional bowler, refused to sign the necessary paperwork. Richard waited the two month until he reached 18 and signed up. Once in the Navy, Richard found a home. He volunteered for the submarine service and served on the USS Corsair as a torpedo man. For three years he taught at the sub school in New Haven, Connecticut, and then went aboard the Sea Wolf. Following that assignment he served on the USS Daniel Boone which was a fleet ballistic missile sub serving out of Pearl Harbor and Guam. While serving Richard became qualified as an underwater demolition team member. That was the early days of what is now called the SEAL program. He served during the Cuban missile crises and was actually in Guantanamo Bay during that crisis. After doing a tour with the Navy in Ankara Turkey advising the Turkish Navy about submarine operations, Richard finished his career at Great Lakes Naval Base as an instructor. Richard was married during his first enlistment and he and his wife had three children; all boys; Richard Junior who lives in Jacksonville and Stephen and Martin both of Norwich, Connecticut.Friday, May 3, 2013 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 16 ~ Friday, May 3, 2013 www.smcitizen.com make a reservation. There is no cost to attend this hour long program and free coffee and pastries are provided. Youll meet some fun people and learn some new things that will help you feel right at home. Movie nightOur big screen will be playing Argo on May 7 at 7 in the evening and its free to all residents. Popcorn and lemonade are provided but feel free to bring your own candy and snacks along with you preferred beverage of choice. Argo is a terrific action flick based on the true story of American diplomats who managed to escape from the embassy when it was taken over by Islamic radicals in Iran back in 1979. This Academy award winning movie stars Ben Afleck and Alan Arkin. Come out and enjoy an inexpensive evening of entertainment excellence in the comfort of our beautiful clubhouse. Honor Flight The Cherrywood Veterans Club is urging all of our residents to attend the return of the last Honor Flight on May 23 at 8 p.m. We will all meet at the clubhouse between 7 and 7:15 where everyone will receive a small flag. At 7:15 we will car pool over to the Ocala International Airport and wait for the Honor Flight to arrive. When the special guests deplane, they should be greeted by a large crowd of grateful citizens. Honor Flight is a program that began several years ago. World War II veterans are flown to Washington D.C. to visit the World War II monument and to be greeted by dignitaries. This is the final Honor Flight in our area and we want the men and women who fought in that terrible conflict to know that their sacrifice and courage was not in vain. We want them to know too that not only do we remember them; we will never forget them and what they did for us. If you will be attending, please contact Bill Mahar at 873-1341 so we can make sure we have enough flags for everyone. We urge all the citizens of Marion County to attend this welcome home event. Wine TastingThis is the last call for tickets to the Wine Tasting party at Cherrywood on May 14. Contact Geri for free tickets to either the 5:30 tasting or the 7:30 sipping and savoring event. Sweet wines will be featured at the first tasting and dry wines at the second. Learn about all things wine from our wine expert Joe who will teach you the difference between a Merlot and a Chardonnay; a white wine and a Rose.Garden ClubMay 15 at 11 the Garden Club will be meeting on the patio of the clubhouse. This month the members will car pool around the Cherrywood community and check out some of the award winning gardens to learn how to care for a wide variety of flowers, shrubs and trees. If you have ever wanted a green thumb or if you already have one, you wont want to miss out on this opportunity to share knowledge of all things horticulture with your friends and neighbors. Accordion ClubDick Richards and company outdid themselves on April 22, celebrating 4 years of providing entertainment to Cherrywood. Not only did the audience get a chance to hear some fantastic acCHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 15 PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD PAGE17 CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 16 Dick Richards and Ann Kurthy. Richard and Dolly Juber. PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD PAGE31 000EQJE 000EQRQ I t a l i a n R e s t a u r a n t & P i z z a Italian Restaurant & Pizza (352) 861-2828 A Taste of Brooklyn in Ocala JASMINE SQUARE 6106 SW State Rd. 200 MONDAY SPECIAL TUESDAY SPECIAL Spaghetti & Meatballs $6.99 Large Cheese Pizza $6.99 000ELV6 FREE APPETIZER Hwy. 27 & Dunnellon $ 1 OFF ANY SANDWICH Coupon required. Not valid with any other offer or discount. Expires 5/10/13. $ 3 OFF With Purchase of 2 Entres Not valid with NY Strip Special or sandwiches. Coupon required. Not valid with any other offer or discount. Expires 5/10/13. Hwy. 27 & Dunnellon Hwy. 27 & Dunnellon HAPPY HOUR & DAILY DRINK SPECIALS $ 13.99 30 PC. SHRIMP DINNER EVERY TUESDAY NO COUPONS TWO FOR $ 20 10 OZ. NY STRIPS EVERY WEDNESDAY NO COUPONS 19773 E. PENNSYLVANIA AVE. D U N N E L L O N DUNNELLON 5 4 7 4 7 7 7 547-4777 ON THE RAINBOW RIVER 3821 NW HWY. 27 O C A L A OCALA 2 3 7 1 7 7 7 237-1777 OFF I-75 ANY TWO ENTRES Not valid with NY Strip Special, sandwiches or burgers. Coupon required. Not valid with any other offer or discount. Expires 5/10/13. 11100 SW 93 Ct. Rd. Suite 12, Ocala, FL Mon-Thur 11am-10pm Fri & Sat 11am-11pm Sunday 11am-9pm 402-0003 Buy 1 Meal Get 1 at 1/2 OFF Equal or Lesser Value With purchase of 2 drinks With coupon Exp. 6/1/13 000EQSC 352-854-0030 6160 SW SR 200 Ocala, FL 34474 (In Jasmine Plaza) FRESH BREAD & PASTRIES We Cater For Special Events & Design Cakes Of All Kinds BREAKFAST SPECIALS From $ 5.99 LUNCH SPECIALS 000EONY 000ERCK Carmela s Not Just Italian! 8:30-11:00am Breakfast Buffet Mothers Day Open 8:30am-8:00pm Prime Rib . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 18.99 With Roasted Potatoes Stuffed Fresh Chicken Breast $ 13.99 Topped with Cranberry/Walnut Baked Mediterranean Grouper $ 14.99 Manicotti . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 12.99 Stuffed w/Spinach, Mushrooms & Ricotta, Topped in Creamy Alfredo Sauce Grilled Salmon or Mahi Mahi $ 14.99 Rack of Lamb . . . . . . . . . . $ 21.99 Baked Virginia Ham . . . . . . $ 12.99 With Cherry Pineapple Glaze 12169 S Williams St. Dunnellon Reservations Required (352) 465-1818 Regular Menu Available Mon. Thurs. 11 am 8:30 pm Fri. & Sat. 11 am 9:30 pm Closed on Sunday 8 7 3 0 2 2 3 8602 SW SR 200, 103rd St. Plaza Ocala, Florida 8 7 3 0 2 2 3 873-0223 SATURDAY ONE LARGE CHEESE PIZZA $6.99 ONE LARGE CHEESE PIZZA $6.99 20% OFF LUNCH 20% OFF LUNCH W ITH P URCHASE OF B EVERAGE N OT V ALID ON T UESDAY S ATURDAY OR ON P IZZA OR S PECIALS E XP 5/10/13 E XP 5/10/13 Whole Wheat Pasta Available 000EQRM TUESDAY W ITH PURCHASE OF BEVERAGE E XP 5/10/13 TWO DINNERS FOR $20.00 TWO DINNERS FOR $20.00 C HOICE OF : V EAL P ARM L ASAGNA C HICKEN P ARM E GGPLANT P ARM S HRIMP S CAMPI W ITH S OUP OR S ALAD & 1 D ESSERT (Z EPPOLIS OR C HEESECAKE ) W /P URCHASE OF B EVERAGE 7 1 1 1 9 3 T a s t e T h e B e s t T a s t e T h e B e s t Taste The Best 5185 A W. Dunnellon Rd. Dunnellon (352) 489-8040 000ERQM TERMITE & PEST CONTROL STAR Cant Afford Lawn Spray? THINK AGAIN! 1/3 Acre $ 60 00 Lawn & Bushes for Chinch Bugs, Ants, Brown Spots, Webworm, Fungus, Weed Control & Black Grasshoppers. No Contracts Required. 000ES75 Tours Tours Tours Tours Call to make a reservation for a lunch/tour. We would love to share with you what The Bridge Community is all about! We look forward to hearing from you soon. Space is limited, so make your reservations today!!! HOT TOPICS AT THE BRIDGE Friday, May 10th @ 2:00 PM MOTHERS DAY FASHION SHOW Join us for the latest spring fashions from Bon Worth modeled by the residents of The Bridge. Local independent distributors for Scentsy Candles, Silpada Jewelry, Thirty One and Tupperware will be here for your shopping pleasure. You can also enjoy a chair massage by Carolyn Phillips. Tuesday, May 14th @ 2:30 PM THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF HUMOR & LAUGHTER Join us for this fun talk with Linda Tarwacki, LPN, Senior Home Care. She will speak on the many health benefits of humor and laughter and ways to help yourself see the lighter side of life. Tuesday, May 21st @ 2:30 PM SIGNS & SYMPTOMS OF A STROKE Learn the important things to watch for to catch a stroke coming on. Presented by Michelle Strobel, RN/DON and Mary Lou Todd, RN/BSN of ORS Home Care. National Cremation Society Considering Cremation? REGISTER TO WIN A FREE CREMATION PLAN Come join the National Cremation Society for a FREE Meal & 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. STONE CREEK GRILLE 9676 SW 62nd Loop Mon., May 6 9:00 AM Breakfast LOGANS ROADHOUSE 2621 SW 19th Ave. Tues., May 7 10:30 AM Lunch RED LOBSTER 3393 SW College Rd. Thurs., May 9 11:00 AM Lunch MIMIS 4414 SW College Rd. Tues., May 4 9:00 AM Breakfast 000EQUH

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J ewish lawyer, Jewish scholar, Jewish doctor even Jewish senator but Jewish farmer? Somehow this just doesnt have the right ring to it. The truth is since biblical times Jews have been farmers following the laws in the Torah about harvesting and providing for the poor. It wasnt until the late 1880s that Jewish farming took a foothold in America. Basically, the history of Jewish farming can be divided into three periods: 1882-1900; 1900-1960; 1970-present. As conditions in Eastern Europe grew increasingly hard for Jews, many decided to cast their fortunes and become farmers in America. They had had experience with cattle dealing, raising domestic livestock such as chickens and goats and although they were not allowed to own land in Russia, they were willing to take a chance on America where they could be free. Many immigrant Jewish families arrived during the late 1880s with the sponsorship of Baron de Hirsh or the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society. The charitable groups bought up large tracts of land outside of major cities and settled these immigrants on the land. Unfortunately, with a few exceptions such as Woodbine in New Jersey and Colchester and Ellington, Connecticut, the farmers only lasted about five seasons. Disease, harsh weather conditions, inexperience were among the many reasons these attempts failed. In the early 1900s, philanthropist Baron De Hirsh founded the Jewish Agricultural and Industrial Assistance Society (JAIAS). Instead of trying to settle large groups of Jews on parcels of land, JAIAS settled individual families and sent out workers who helped the newcomers with farming needs. The organization provided loans and published a magazine for 50 years entitled Jewish Farmer. These farms were also located on abandoned farms not far from metropolitan areas. Successful farming communities included southern New Jersey (poultry, eggs), Connecticut (dairy, vegetables, cattle, eggs, poultry), Florida (citrus, tomatoes), Ohio and Michigan (fruit and vegetables). The Jewish communities of farmers were able to have their own synagogues, burial societies and ritual slaughterers, signs of a cohesive communal life. On a personal note, my husbands aunt, Rochel, lived on such a farm in Ellington, Connecticut. My husband liked to tell me stories of how his aunt did not trust indoor plumbing and had an outhouse for years. Though I never knew his aunt, what my husband was describing was probably his remembrances during the 1950s. I must admit was I intrigued by the story probably because I thought farm life sounded different from the suburbia where I was raised. During the Depression, many of the farms went out of business, but during the Second World War when the demand for eggs and other farm products was high, those farms that made it through the hard times of the 1930s were able to prosper. At its peak after the war, there were 100,000 Jewish farms and 25,000 Jewish farm families. From 1950-1970, many of these farms went out of business when farming methods became more concentrated but a few loners held out hoping for better times and applying modernization techniques. With the advent of the 1970s, many Jews from the cities and suburbia tried their hands at organic farming. A quick look down the produce and dairy aisles of your local supermarket and you will see the fruit (no pun intended!) of their labors: Gary Hirshberg (Stonyfield Yogurt), Sam Kahn (Cascade Farms), Ben and Jerry (ice cream mavens of Vermont), and Drew and Myra Goodman (Earthbound Farm). With a few exceptions, most farms owned by Jews are small, part-time ventures. With many Jews wanting to leave the big cities to get down on the farm, there are bound to be more farmers in the future. Old McDonald is not the only one with a farm; Mr. Cohen has one too! Friday, May 3, 2013 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 18 ~ Friday, May 3, 2013 www.smcitizen.com I ts that time of year again for the fastest two minutes in sports; the Kentucky Derby. Once again your Social Committee is on top of the event with plans to have a great party Saturday and watch the race on our new big screen in the clubhouse. You wont want to miss out on the fun and excitement. Here are just a few things that will be going on: ladies hat contest, mint julep sampling, raffles galore, door prize, 50/50 tickets and of course, the exciting race. Ladies keep up the tradition of the day by designing and wearing colorful and stylish hats; most handmade and designed by the wearer. There are three prizes for the hats alone so take a few minutes or more and wear a bonnet that is worthy of Churchill Downs. Enjoy a mint julep for a small donation when you come. Theres nothing like the unofficial drink of the derby to put you in the mood for some fast paced action. Bring along some snacks that you can put on the pot luck table for everyone to enjoy too. Sharing some munchies with friends and neighbors is always fun and of course, bring your favorite drink. All this is a free event and tickets are not required. Just show up with your love of racing; your food goodies and a sense of humor. All proceeds go to the Ocala Equine Rescue so not only are you in for a good time, youll be supporting a good charity as well. Wacky Crazy Fashion ShowIf want a hilariously funny afternoon, plan to be at the clubhouse at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15, for the craziest fashion show youve ever seen. All the models are limited to a fifteen dollar budget and then they will show off their fashion statements for the audience to judge. Having heard about some of the outfits, I can guarantee you this will be a dont miss event. Tickets are only $2 and desserts will be provided. If you have a favorite dessert that you would like to share with your fellow residents, you are encouraged to bring that along too. Dont be afraid to bring you favorite drink or you can enjoy the iced tea and lemonade provided. While Rich Becotte provides the music, our models will stroll the runway displaying their fashion takes for the season. Youll see contestants Marion OHern; Loretta Moscariello with husband Jerry; Bonnie Clark; Jenny Arturi; Joyce Stacer; Ann Bardock; Rich Hurley; Midge Lee; Dave and Holly Bragdon; Mick James; Jim Houghtaling; Bill Brotherhood and Geris own Lentz. With a cast of characters like this and I do mean characters, how can you help but have a great time. See Geri for tickets but get them fast as theres limited seating and tickets are going fast. Of course with this group of model contestants, you know the tickets will be flying out of the office. Dont miss your chance to be the judge for the winning ensemble; come and root for and then vote for your favorite. Cribbage ClubOur Cribbage Club will be meeting on Mondays at 12:30 in the card room instead of Tuesdays. This will be the new summer schedule to accommodate more players. Youll still have a great time playing this interesting and fun game with some interesting fun people. If you dont know how to play and would like to learn, come on out. Many of our players are excellent teachers and would be glad to share the game with you. Newcomers to be welcomedSaturday, May 18, at 10 in the morning, new residents should be at the clubhouse for a casual and friendly orientation program put on by our Welcoming Committee. This interesting and informative session will acquaint new people with the various committees and activities that are available here in Cherrywood. In addition, maps, helpful hints and shopping guides are distributed to make our new people familiar with all the good things Cherrywood has to offer. If youve moved in within the past year and havent been to a welcoming coffee yet, please contact Geri and Derby party will be longer than the fastest two minutes in sports Cherrywood John Everlove PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD PAGE16 Down on the farm since biblical times Judis Journal Judi Siegal 000EMEV 7201 SW Hwy. 200 Ocala (352) 629-0900 (4 miles west of I-75, just before Lowes) (4 miles west of I-75, just before Lowes) (352) 629-0900 Other locations throughout the southeast 7201 SW Hwy. 200 Ocala GREAT FINANCING ON EZ-GO CARTS! GOLF CARS STARTING AT $1,995 WHAT BATTERY A RE Y OU L OOKING F OR ??? 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Friendship Baptist Sunday services at Friendship Baptist Church on May 5 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, I Have Decided To Follow Jesus Medley. Pastor Randall Brown will be bringing the morning message; a message of hope and encouragement during these troubling times. 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 of State Road 200. The church phone is 352-237-2640 or you can find us on the web: www.friendshipbaptistocala.org. Countryside PresbyterianCountryside Presbyterian Church will celebrate its 25th Anniversary at a celebratory service on Sunday, May 5, at 10:30 a.m. led by the Rev. Gary O. Marshall. The church is at 7768 S.W. State Road 200 in Ocala. Guests include the Rev. Steven Benz, Interim Executive Presbyter and the Rev. Alisun Donovan, Associate Executive Presbyter from the Presbytery of St. Augustine and four of our charter members Polly Arit, Willa French, Liz Milleson and Cleone Redman. Pastor Gary will preach from Micah, What Does the Lord Require of You. The Hand Bell Choir will perform the opening fanfare, the Chancel Choirs anthem is Holy Ground, Aubrey Greer, guest flutist will perform during communion and Joyful, Joyful we Adore Thee will be played as a piano duet by Betty Jane Porterfield and Jo Ann Shaw for the offertory. A catered lunch will be served to our members at the Oak Run Country club donated by an anonymous church member.Christs Church of Marion County Saturday, May 4: Men's Prayer Group, 8 a.m. Sunday, May 5: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 6: Bible Study, 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 7: Women's Crafts and fellowship, 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 8: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Thursday, May 9: 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.St. Jude Catholic Creole Masses for the Haitians in our community are celebrated every second and fourth Sunday of the month at 5 p.m. The next dates are May 12 and May 26. Classes for Spanish as a second language continue to be offered every Thursday starting at 3:30 p.m. for beginners through May 16. Classes will be in summer recess until Sept. 12. Its not too early to be thinking of the 2013-2014 school year for students attending, or planning to attend, our LifeLong Religious Education classes. Early registration will take place during the month of May at reduced tuition rates. Deacon Henry Libersat will be with us once again on Saturday, May 11, to present the third in his series of lectures concerning the Year of Faith. Registration will take place at 8:30 a.m. and the actual conference begins at 9 a.m. There is no charge and all are welcome to attend. Free English classesCollege Road Baptist Church, 5010 S.W. College Road, continues teaching ESL (English as Second Language) each Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. Classes are free, as is child care, and youth programs. Assistance with applying for citizenship is also offered. Enroll any Wednesday evening. Call 352-854-6981, or 352-237-5641 for more information. St. John the BaptistSt. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Dunnellon will be holding a Women's 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. Crossroads Church of GodWednesday evenings are for the youth at Crossroads Church of God, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Come see what you are missing and enjoy our new building. Call Pastor Erik for more info 352-291-2080. Also on Wednesday, Childrens Royal Rangers and Blue bells meet from 7 to 8:15. Pastor Carmen is the leader. The church is at 8070 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala.Our Saviour Lutheran Emergency food and personal care assistance is available each Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Our Saviour Lutheran Church in Marion Oaks, 260 Marion Oaks Lane. The pantry serves families and individuals in need from Marion Oaks, Florida Highlands and southwest Marion County with food and care items. Anyone needing assistance must bring photo identification, social security cards for all family members and proof of income. Groceries and personal care items are distributed based on need, family size and availability. More than 1,700 people in Marion Oaks and surrounding areas have received assistance from the pantry since July 2012. The pantry is a partnership of Interfaith Emergency Services and Our Saviour Lutheran Church. Groups and individuals in southwest Marion County who would like to support the pantry and help their neighbors may drop off donations at the church during pantry hours or call 352-347-0567 to make arrangements with a volunteer.Special needs are canned fruit, peanut butter and jelly, shampoo, dish and laundry soap and toilet tissue. Donation checks can be mailed to Our Saviour Lutheran Church, marked "food pantry" at 260 Marion Oaks Lane, Ocala Fl. 34473. 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R alph P Dragottos Cant Help Singing will return to Palm Grove on Friday, May 10, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Anne Cit, the darling of Oak Run and a finalist in this years Top of The World competition, will make the evening a special one. The talented pianist, Nick Lapetina, will join dynamic baritone Ralph Dragotto and the M.C. for the evening, Bill Bender, to bring you the music of the greatest generation. Oak Run residents and friends are invited. Admission requires a smile. Yall are welcome!Do You Remember? Senior SafetyTune in channel 12 for Len Teitlers presentation of the Medical Teams program on Senior Safety by Captain Jim Burton and Detective Gregory Spates of the Marion County Sheriffs Department. It will air daily following FYI at 9 a.m.and 7 p.m from May 3 to 10. Medical Team All Invited to House CallsThe May 6 meeting of the Medical Team is open to all residents of Oak Run. Come and meet Robert and Jennifer Zylis, adult and family nurse practitioners and Dr. James Williams who provide house calls! So if you have difficulty getting to the doctors office this maybe a solution. The meeting is on May 6 at the Island Club at 3 p.m. Come join us! For more information call Diane at 352-873-0407 or Mandy at 352-861-0261. Irish American Club Please join our Spring Fling, especially you fun loving Baby Boomers, on May 23 at the Palm Grove. Ticket sales are on May 8 at the Orchid Club lobby between 9 and 11 a.m. Our theme is a picnic in the park without the ants. Our menu will be: 8 oz. Black Angus hamburgers and 1/4 lb. Nathans frankfurters with salads and all fixings, including dessert. Soda and coffee will be provided. Music will be by Donna Carrier. There will be four judged dance contests with prizes. A 50/50 raffle and door prizes will be held. Join us for a night of fun and dancing 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 352-873-4755. Upstate New York Club Memorial Day PicnicMonday May 27, at 5 p.m. at Palm Grove will be our red, white and blue picnic. A committee will be cooking hot dogs with rolls. Members are asked to supply appetizers, salads and desserts. The sign up sheet will be available when purchasing tickets. It promises to be a fun time with a variety of games. Plan to come and see if you can get the bean bag through the hole or putt the golf ball on the green. If not, try one of the others games or simply have a quiet card game with a group of members. We will have something for everyone. There will be coffee but bring what you would like to drink. Dont forget ticket sales at the Orchid Club on Saturday, May 11, from 8 to 10 a.m. and Saturday, May 18, from 10 a.m. to noon. Tickets are $3 for members and $5 for guests. Contact person is Steve Stazak at 352-861-1223. TennisJacks/Queens vs. Kings/Aces. Diamonds on court 1, Hearts on court 2, Spades on court 3, and Clubs on court 4. Twenty-seven Oak Run tennis players gathered for mixing it up, playing with people they havent played with before, enjoying the tennis fun on April 18 from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Everyone closed the afternoon with good eats that were topped off with homemade desserts. This is the second tennis gathering this year. See you all next January for our 2014 gatherings.RO Mens 2013 Senior ChampionshipThe Royal Oaks Mens Golf Association held its 2013 Senior Championship Tournament on April 10 and 12. Sxity players contended for prizes in three white tee flights, a junior white tee flight (under 70, age, not handicap, just in case you wondered) and four red tee flights. There were winners for both gross and net total scores. White flight 1 gross score winners: Dawson 163, Catapano 165; net score winners: Catapano 139, Loomis 140. White flight 2 gross score winners: Rogers 178, Kelley 178; net score winners: Kelley 142, Terry 144. White flight 3 gross score winners: Ellin 173, Edwards, 178; net score winners: Ellin 129, Edwards and Jakobsen 138. White juniors gross score winners: Hendrix 152, Gray 162; net score winners: Hendrix 130, White 141. Red flight 1 gross score winners: Engel 165, Cunningham 168; net score winners Engel 133, Hein 135. Red flight 2 gross score winners: Wargo 168, Gariepy, Aubrey and Topp 176; net score winners: Wargo 128, Aubrey 136. Red flight 3 gross score winners: Johnson 178, Jones 184; net score winners: Johnson 130, Casner and Gehan 140. Red flight 4 gross score winners: Ryan 184, Crass 187; net score winners: Paller 133, Ryan 134. Following golf on Friday a buffet lunch was served in the pavilion by Royal Oaks. Congratulation to all of the winners. Thanks to tournament chairman Dick Rizzo who hosted the event. Royal Oaks Womens 18 Hole GolfThe weather turned out to be good for golfing on April 23. The game was fun and they called it NOSE. Only holes beginning with those letters (of which there were nine) counted toward the score and then 1/2 handicap was subtracted from that. The winners were: 1st Flight: 1st, Roseanne Lavacca; 2nd, J.T. Lemasters; 3rd, Dianna Love. 2nd Flight: 1st, Salita Timmermeyer; 2nd, Noreen Salo; 3rd, Donna Gwin; 4th, Chris Orndorff. 3rd Flight: 1st, Patty Dougherty; 2nd, Kathy Kollar, 3rd (tie) Barb Scozzafava and Joanne Morris. Closest to the pin: Salita Timmermeyer. Great game, winners!ORWGAThe winners of the April 18 low net tournament are as follows: Flight 1: Marge Richardson, Marge Rymarcsuk, Sue Marentette. Flight 2: Sue Elie, Olive Adler, Annette Carini. Flight 3: Terri Feeley, Debbie Palmer, Linda Noel. Flight 4: Ruby Shepard, Evelyn Exell, Sharon Scrivens. Closest to the pin, Evelyn Exell. Chip in, Sylvia Fiorello on 17 and Delma Miller had one on 16 and one on 17. Way to go, Delma! The winners of the April 25 low net tournament are as follows: Flight 1: LaVerne Browand, Kathy OConnell, Joan Klier. Flight 2: Olive Adler, Marlena Yaich, June Dickbernd. Flight 3: Linda Noel, Kate Lott, Nancy Reichenbacher. Flight 4: Evelyn Exell, Mary Golab, Edith Voss. Closest to the pin, Marge Richardson. Chip ins, Connie Bingham, Mary Golab and Marlena Yaich.Royal Oaks Lady NinersOn April 25 we played low net and in Flight A: 1st. BJ Lassiter 2nd. Sharon Hall 3rd. Elsa Berbig; Flight B tied in 1st. Sally Crass and Ginger Drake 3rd. Shirley Krug;. Flight C tied in 1st. Joan Scholl and Diane Dufresne 3rd. Julie Jackson; Flight D 1st. Ann Leonard 2nd. Carolee Riola 3rd. Carol Foltynewicz. Elsa Berbig had a chip-in on 13 and Ginger Drake on 15. BJ Lassiter was closest to the pin on 16. Friday, May 3, 2013 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 20 ~ Friday, May 3, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Can t Help Singing returns to Palm Grove on May 10 Oak Run Carol Wheeler Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com 000ES7X National Cremation Society Considering Cremation? REGISTER TO WIN A FREE CREMATION PLAN Come join the National Cremation Society for a FREE Meal & 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. BOB EVANS 11300 SW 95th Cir. 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Friday, May 3, 2013 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com 12 ~ Friday, May 3, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Attend the worship service of your choice... Attend the worship service of your choice... Veterans Council honors sixFive local law enforcement officers and an Ocala firefighter received awards at a banquet chaired by the Marion County Veterans Council. The dinner, hosted by American Legion Post 284 on Friday April 19, was attended by approximately 75 guests. Ocala Fire Rescues Jesse Blaire was reco gnized for his recent efforts to prevent childhood drowning, and for providing EMS training to the fire department. In addition he was nominated for providing o utstanding medical care to citizens. Other award recipients are: Detective Mark Proco (Ocala Police Department), Deputy Tim Liberatore (Marion County Sheriff s Office), Trooper Anthony Dobosiewicz (Florida Highway Patrol), Investigator Michael Fischer (Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission), and Officer Jody Backlund (Belleview Police Department). In the photo on the left is Larry Deal (Commander Post 284), and on the extreme right is John Rose (Marion County Veterans Council). Wesleyan-Holiness Tradition OCALA WEST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE Teaching the Bible as Gods Word to produce Christ-followers! S undays: Sunday School . . . . . . 9:15 A.M. Morning Worship . . . . 10:30 A.M. Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:00 P.M. Childrens Bible Quizzing 6:00 P.M. Wednesday Evenings Adult Bible Study . . . . . 6:00 P.M. Pastor Curt Dowling 5884 SW 60th Ave. (Airport Rd.) Ocala, Fl 34477 (352) 861-0755 www.ocalawestnaz.org 000E8AE 000DT60 9330 SW 105th St., Ocala, FL 34481 854-9550 www.ocalawestumc.com 100th Ave. SW 105th St SW 110th St 484 Marion Oaks Library SW 1 03 rd St Pi ne Run OT OW 80th Ave. 60th Ave. 49th Ave. Oak Run 200 484 A Place for You... Rev. Alan Jefferson No matter what your age is, no matter where You come from, no matter who you are, There is a place for you at Ocala West UMC Children & Youth Ministries Traditional Worship 8:00 & 11:00 A.M. Casual & Contemporary 9:30 A.M. Maranatha Baptist Church 347-5683 www.maranathabaptistc.org Sunday School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:30 A.M. Sunday Services . . . . . . . . . . 10:45 A.M. & 6:00 P.M. Sunday AWANA (Aug.-May) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:00 P.M. Wednesday Bible Study/Prayer Meeting . . . . . 6:45 P.M. Pastor Bill Fortune 000E2ZF PREACHING THE TRUTH IN LOVE 525 Marion Oaks Trail, Ocala 75 484 484 Exit 341 SW 49TH AVE. MARION OAKS PASS MARION OAKS TRAIL 200 484 MARION OAKS COURSE 000DTCQ A Progressive Community of Faith in the Heart of Central Florida Sunday Worship 10:30 am Adult Bible Discussion 12:00 Noon God is still speaking, Jesus didnt reject people. Neither do we. First Congregational United Church of Christ 7171 SW SR 200, Ocala, FL 352-237-3035 uccocala.org Dr. H.W. McSwain, Jr., Pastor FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH (Disciples of Christ) Worship: 10:30 AM Sunday School: 9:15 AM (352) 629-6485 www.firstchristianocala.org 1908 S.E. Ft. King St. (Next to Marion Technical Institute) First Christian Church of Ocala Nursery Provided 0 0 0 D P 7 L Revs. Terry & Mary Beth Harper, Pastors See us on Facebook 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 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 Our Redeemer Lutheran Church LC-MS 5200 S.W. State Road 200 1 3 / 4 Miles West of I-75 Worship Service 8:00 & 11:00 AM Bible Class & Sunday School 9:30 AM Pastor Joe Adams 237-2233 Sharing the Joy of Jesus Christ! 000EOLQ 000DOXB 352-861-6182 www.ccomc.org S UNDAY S ERVICES Sunday School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:30 am Worship Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:30 am W EEKLY A CTIVITIES Wednesday Bible Study . . . . . . . . . 7:00 pm S ENIOR P ASTOR D AVID B ELLOWS 6768 SW 80th Street Ocala, Fl 34476 9524 S.W. 105th St., Ocala 237-2640 Sunday Sunday School . . . . . 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship . . 10:45 a.m. Evening Worship . . . . . . 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. Youth Alive . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. Friendship Baptist Church A Place of New Spiritual Beginnings 000DGAB Pastor Randy & Linda Brown 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 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 000ET88 Southwest Christian Church We are a traditional worshiping church 9045 SW 60th Ave. Ocala, FL 34476 352-861-9080 Sunday Services Sunday School 9:30 am Worship Service 10:30 am & 6:00 pm Wednesday Services Bible Studies 7:00 pm Peter Bunch Minister Music Director 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 Friday 7pm Spanish Service Nursery available www.crossroadscog.net WE WELCOME ALL! Bishop Paul Woosley CHRISTIAN LIFE ASSEMBLY Proclaiming Good News SERVICES Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Sunday Morning Service 10:45 a.m. Sunday Evening Service 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. 000DNZC Everyone is welcome Thomas Markham, Pastor 352-237-6950 9644 SW Hwy. 484, Ocala (Near State Road 200) 0 0 0 E 3 S Z Sunday Bible Study 9:30 a.m. Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Pastor: Matt Hunt Assoc. Pastor Kevin Hunt (Independent) 6158 SW Hwy. 200 Jasmine Plaza Ocala, FL 34476 873-4705 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 S OUTH M ARION C ITIZEN D IRECTORY A SK FOR M ICHEL N ORTHSEA AT 854-3986 The Reason to Believe... 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Friday, May 3, 2013 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 22 ~ Friday, May 3, 2013 www.smcitizen.com 000ETRA www.westmarionba.com Read the classifieds T he great pastime of America throughout the years has been sports. Americans have been ingenious in turning something simple into a sport for everyone to enjoy. I must say I have enjoyed my share of sports. When younger, I was a baseball fan. I went to as many games as possible. The Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland, was just a few minutes from my house so I could visit it often, and I often did. I did not really care who won the game as long as it was a good game played, not to mention the hot dogs. The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage accused me of going to ball games just to eat hot dogs. Whenever I would return from a ballgame the first question would be, not who won the game but, How many hot dogs did you eat? If the truth was known, and you will not get it from me, many a hot dog sacrificed itself at a ballgame. After all, when you are watching a ballgame, who has time to keep track of how many hot dogs you are eating? I did have a moment of anxiety once when my wife threatened to weigh me before the game and then weigh me after the game to see if I had eaten too many hot dogs. When she first mentioned it I laughed, but I noticed she was not laughing, which caused me some deep concern. Fortunately, for me it never got to that but came perilously close. Nothing is more relaxing on a Saturday afternoon than sitting in a ballpark watching a ballgame in progress. Somehow, all the cares of the world seem to flutter away while watching the game. It all ended for me one summer. I had come into the house from some chore and my wife greeted me by saying, Do you know your ball team is on strike? I looked at her, laughed and said, I know. They get three strikes and then theyre out. Thats the way they play the game. I winked at her and laughed good-naturedly. Finally, I said to her, youre coming to understand what the game is all about. No, you dont understand. Your team is on strike. I get you, and this Saturday Im going to go and watch them strike again. It took me a while but finally my wife got through the thickness of my skull and got me to understand the strike she was talking about was not the strike I was talking about. It is always nice when people are on the same page. In a marriage situation, the biggest challenge a couple has is staying on the same page. Even though the husband and wife might be reading the same book, for some reason wives have the ability to read three or four chapters ahead. When a husband tries to correct her she impatiently says, We were on that page last week. Try to keep up. Try as we might, it is a rare husband who can keep up. But we try. When I got up to the same page as my wife about the baseball team on strike, I was feeling rather low. What do you think about your baseball game now, she taunted. As it turned out, the baseball team was actually out on strike and if I remember correctly, we missed the whole season that year. They were on strike for, you will never guess, more money. Up to that point, I thought the players played because they loved the game. Boy was I on the wrong page with that. I went to games because I love the game and it did not matter to me who won or lost as long as it was a good game. Now, to find out that my heroes, if you can call them such, were primarily interested in money was disheartening. I have never been able to watch a game since with the same excitement I did before. Why cant we just have fun? Why does life have to be such a battle? Why cant we have a baseball game just for the fun of it? Recently, I attended a Why cant we just have fun? Out to Pastor Rev. James Snyder baseball game at the local high school. I thought I would just go and enjoy the game. I did not know any of the players; I just wanted to enjoy the game. Then I met an unfamiliar phenomenon of high school baseball. Parents of baseball players! The game started as normal but soon the air exploded with shouting and yelling in the stands. I did not quite understand what all the noise was about at the time. Two women, imagine that, got in a fistfight over the ballgame! They were mothers of two of the players on opposite teams. That was just the beginning of the shouting and the yelling that afternoon. As I walked away, I sadly shook my head and said to myself, Why cant we just have fun? I believe the Preacher in the book of Ecclesiastes explains it well. I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and, behold, all was vanity and vexation of spirit (Ecclesiastes 1:14 KJV). Some are so caught up in the vanity and vexations of life that they never know what it is like to just enjoy life. Why cant we just have a little bit of fun? 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 1-866552-2543 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com. Deadline for Readers Choice is May 8 I ts time for the huge neighborhood garage sale in Spruce Creek north. It will take place today (Friday) and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. There will be all sorts of items on display at houses throughout the development. Make plans to drive through and browse. Spruce Creek North is off 103rd Street Road.Show and TellOn Sunday, April 28 we held a Show and Tell at the Clubhouse. This was the first year for this type of program but several residents came and brought the things in their life that they cherish. The Craft Club was there, with samples of the various items that they make. Marlene Dorner, Judy Jungers, Lois Connor, and Anita Calderon were there to show their crafts. Parnell Anderson brought a sample of the lovely jewelry that she makes. It was stunning, and the quality of her workmanship was amazing! Colin Holloway brought his beer glass collection, acquired from all over the world. Red Beard, brought a fabulous collection of the varied wood carvings that he had done. My tea pot collection rounded off the showing, and the event was a success, and enjoyed by all. Many neighbors said that next year, they would bring their collections and hobbies along, too. After the showing, there was a yummy ice cream social, sponsored by the Social Committee. Friday MixersOn Friday, April 26, the bowling league celebrated its last meeting on the lanes with a lunch out at the Golden Corral. The league played every Friday from 9 until around 12. This year we had great fun bowling, joking, and cheering everyone on. It will start up again next year in the fall. All are invited to join and have a good time Huge neighborhood garage sale in Spruce Creek North Frank Costello, Richard Minzenberger, Rick Masten, Chuck Vessey, members of the Pool Club. Spruce Creek North Ann Brennan not just bowling, but making new friends. PoolThis week, I was lucky enough to come upon the Pool Club. They are a traveling club, that plays four days a week. There are both a traveling mens and womens leagues. They play groups from Oak Run, Cherrywood, Rainbow Above and below, Show and Tell photos. PLEASESEESCN PAGE23 Magic Touch Salon 352-854-2111 Full Service Salon Walk-ins Always Welcome Located in the Friendship Center 000E5QB Wise Way Auto Sales, Inc.9045 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala, FL 352-861-9473 For all your transportation needs, the only way, the Wise Way! Specializing in the like new cars without the hassles of a new car dealer! 000E5QE 000E0WW Independently Owned Susan Minicozzi Owner/Manager 97X12U9@curvesmail.com 6118 SW State Road 200 Ocala, Florida 34476 tel: 352-671-2878 fax: 352-861-6535 www.curveslocal.com/3229/ Curves Complete Curves Circuit with Zumba FRIENDSHIP CENTER (352) 237-4635 8441 SW SR 200, #113, Ocala, FL 34481 Fax: (352) 861-4646 CHELSEA SQUARE (352) 694-5003 3233 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, FL 34470 Fax: (352) 694-6003 Just Opened! LORVEN CENTER (352) 307-8371 12301 SE US Hwy. 441, Suite E, Belleview, FL 34420 dB Hearing Solutions Hearing Solutions Darryl Pennington Board Certified Owner/Operator 000E5EW 000E5CI Your Full Service Jeweler HRS: M-F 9-5 SAT 9-1 Fine Jewelry Fast Repairs Patricia & Richard Laugen Gemologist AJP Goldsmith Friendship Center 8441 SW SR 200 Ste 101 237-2240 C USTOM D ESIGNS R EPAIRS W ATCH & C LOCK R EPAIRS A PPRAISALS N EXT T O F RIENDSHIP B ARBERS G e m G a l l e r i a J e w e l e r s Gem Galleria Jewelers B U Y I N G G O L D B U Y I N G G O L D BUYING GOLD www.gemgalleriajewelers.com www.consignmentjewelryocala.com Expert advice. 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Springs, On Top of the World, and Ocala Palms. Soon they will be starting up the summer league. You may call Frank Costello (854-9539) for more information. Crazy QuiltersThe Crazy Quilters are at it again, and this time I was able to get some pictures. The club includes., Sandy Barsky, Delores Pecor and Stella Kerosetz, plus other members that werent able to come on Friday. As I mentioned before, they make quilts for veterans and troops, and send them to them. They also make all sorts of items, too numerous to mention. Some of the larger quilts that they make are absolutely beautiful. They are extremely colorful and made with TLC. In My Opinion As the summer rolls in, I will be making the middle of May my last entry in the Citizen, until things start up again in the fall. As the snow birds leave, and the heat starts up, fewer and fewer events are held. Since many of us go up north during the summer, things slow down a lot. I think I am safe in saying, that Spruce Creek North is a work in progress, and we are all very pleased to live in such a close community. Friday, May 3, 2013 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com 10 ~ Friday, May 3, 2013 www.smcitizen.com and other criminals including terrorists and other crazies use guns to promote their evil agendas. If a crazy cant get a gun, the crazy will build a bomb, disperse a chemical, distribute some poison, or whatever. Some people believe that guns should be done away with, that they are evil. In the wrong hands they are. But in instances such as fighting wars, combating crime, protecting ones family they are necessary. Lets be realistic: as long as wars and criminals exist, guns will also exist. Gun legislation wasnt very effective in the past nor will it be as proposed. More gun legislation will just prove to be mostly a waste of time and resources. Aside from some foul-ups in the Boston bombing debacle, American agencies have been quite successful in protecting Americans against terrorist threats. Perhaps they should expand their efforts to control the crazies instead of wasting their time legislating guns. Mogloo hopes and prays that gun legislation will not infringe on his right to protect his family and property ... Ugluk hopes it will. Joe OHara Ocala R people at it againThe R people are at it again! The Republicans are literally killing those Floridians who cannot afford health care because they are on the bottom rung of the economic ladder. It is obvious that people like Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford would rather spend 26 billion dollars of taxpayers money over 10 years to help 100,000 Floridians to purchase their own health care. What he doesnt approve of is to help 1,000,000 Floridians with their health care by accepting 50 billion dollars of free money from the federal government to help pay for their health care for the next 10 years. What kind of politician would turn down 50 billion dollars from the federal government to help those less fortunate in his state who have no health insurance. This same politician with an R after his name would rather spend 26 billion dollars of Floridas taxpayers dollars on 10 percent of the people to maintain his lower standard of actual help for those in need. One of your readers stated that he spends $1,000 per month on his little used health care but doesnt relate his experience to those who cant earn $1,000 per month to raise a family under todays economy and still has no health insurance. Why cant we all work together to help those in need especially if our own federal government wants to help by having health care available for those in need. Jerry Segovis OTOW Cross Florida Barge CanalMany years ago, back in the 1960s, when I first came to Florida, plus before and since, there was a discussion concerning a Cross Florida Barge Canal, to help the economy of Florida. Back then, there were too many uninformed or just plain dumb legislators, and a less informed public. Plus, if you add to them, those who were self serving, we didnt get a Cross Florida Barge Canal. By the way, the Canal, was to run across the Northern Florida peninsula. Since the least expensive method of transporting goods is by sea, a reconsideration of the Cross Florida Barge Canal would be a very progressive idea. Now environmental organizations were vehemently against it but, here we are some 50 years later and the ability to manage the environment has been greatly advanced. I served as executive director of an environment organization in Georgia, and served as an adviser to Georgia Gov. Zell Miller, regarding coastal environmental issues. I know a Cross Florida Barge Canal would greatly further the economy of Florida and the country, and not harm the environment. We waste money on many ventures to assist the economy of Florida, but I for one, would love to serve on a committee to implement the Cross Florida Barge Canal. Lets look to ourselves, Florida, to help our economy. Remember the old saying, God helps those, who help themselves. So lets get to it, and press the governor and Legislature to get off their duffs, and get serious about the Cross Florida Barge Canal project. Bill Ford Oak Run LETTERSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 SCN CONTINUED FROM PAGE 22 Stella Keorsety, Sandy Barsky and Delores Pecor, Crazy Quilters. SIX YEARS By Harlan Coben Harlan Coben keeps reeling in readers with his page-turning thrillers in all, most of which land on best seller lists. The challenge in Six Years is how to pull a thriller out of a lovesick professor named Jake Fisher who cant get over a summer romance with the girl of his dreams. His idyllic three months at a Vermont retreat with a beautiful artist named Natalie Avery ended when she suddenly dumped him. Strangely enough, a short time later she invites him to her wedding where she takes him aside and extracts from him a promise that he will never try to get in touch with her now that shes married. Though tormented by losing her, he nevertheless keeps the promise for six years. But when he reads her husbands obituary all bets are off. He goes to the funeral. Expecting to see his lost love, Jake is stunned to find that the widow is an older woman with two children in tow. And the photograph of the deceased Todd Sanderson bears no resemblance to the groom he remembers. From a high of anticipation to an abysmal low of reality, Jake is left dazed. Even his best friend on the faculty begins to wonder if Jake invented the girl. To find answers and validate his own sanity he heads for Vermont. There he finds the retreat gone but the book caf where he and Natalie spent so much time still open and their server and friend Cookie still on the premises. But Cookie refuses to recognize Jake or to remember a retreat or a girl named Natalie. Confused by her reaction he heads for the chapel where Natalie was married. The minister is still there but denies that he ever conducted the wedding Jake describes. Jake tries to explain the ministers behavior: If he did rememberand I suspect he didhe wouldnt want to give Natalies dumped boyfriend any information said boyfriend didnt already have. It seemed an extreme hypothesis on my part but at least it kind of made sense. Though swept up in a dangerous, compelling mystery, Jake persists in trying to find Natalie and discover why no one claims to know hernot the Sanderson family, not anyone in the Vermont village no one. This is a complex tale with plenty of action and twists and characters intersecting in glancing ways. 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Friday, May 3, 2013 ~ 25 www.smcitizen.com www.smcitizen.com 8 ~ Friday, May 3, 2013 T hree weeks ago we were in Boston for a celebration of our 60th anniversary. It was a gathering of our children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Our son David took us on a tour of beautifully renovated Fenway Park, within walking distance of the finish area of the Boston Marathon. Fortunately we and our family members were not in Boston on April 15, when the Tsarnaev brothers exploded their anger bombs amid hundreds of marathon runners and spectators from around the nation and the world. Having attended schools and worked many years in Boston and Cambridge, my post-attack sadness was that an historic city had been chosen as a war zone and thousands of innocent people were targeted for killing. Unlike prior cases, the Justice Department didnt agonize over how to prosecute the surviving suspect in the attack. The White House moved quickly to minimize debate. Just a few days after his arrest the suspect was charged in Federal Court with using and conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction resulting in death and malicious destruction of property. The Boston Marathon massacre continues the troubling likelihood that the United States will suffer additional terrorist attacks. Less than two weeks after the Marathon massacre, Canadian authorities arrested two men suspected of an al-Qaida plot to derail a Toronto to New York train. Discussion of domestic dangers runs against President Obamas legacy agenda. At his second inaugural the President said the decade of war has ended; Osama bin Laden is dead; and lasting peace and security can now be attained by other means. We find that nave and insincere. The President is waging an undeclared drone war in several countries. Meanwhile the Taliban is preparing to re-take Afghanistan and Pakistan, while al-Qaida continues violent disruptions in Iraq and other countries around the Middle East and in Africa. War on terror is a vaguely patriotic misnomer devised by former President George W. Bush after the World Trade Center attack of September 11, 2001. Because there was no nation or enemy named terror, the Bush administration decided to strike back incongruously with conventional wars against Iraq and Afghanistan. Under President Obama, war against terrorists has evolved into cases for law enforcement, accompanied by polite outreach to countries that encourage and facilitate violence around the world. Back in 2005, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told the 9/11 Commission that terrorists were at war with us well before we were at war with them. Terrorists is still a soft word for jihadists and other angry Islamists. President Obama and the heads of other western countries speak softly to avoid offending Muslims, A president and cabinet members who create euphemisms such as overseas contingency operations instead of global war on terrorism, and man-caused disasters instead of terrorist attacks in the U.S. are childishly blowing smoke at Americans, while confusing the FBI and other agencies which are trying to keep us safe. O ne of the services that law enforcement agencies provide a couple of times per year is the pill take-back day that was held last Saturday. On that day, people can drop medication, usually unwanted or outdated, off at any of the sites and it will be disposed of properly. Nationally, the Drug Enforcement Administration pushes the event, and local law enforcement agencies cooperate. One of the problems this year was the locations. There were only three in the county that were publicized: The Ocala Police Dept. downtown, the Sheriffs Office at The Villages and the Sheriffs Office on State Road 200. That meant that the people in the northern part of the county had to take a long drive to reach a site, or else just keep their pills and wait for the next session. It does seem that a site at one of the northern substations would have been appropriate. Then everyone in the county would have had easier access. I stopped at the State Road 200 site, which is just a few blocks from our office, on Saturday morning. You could hardly get into the parking lot at 10:30, a half hour after the site opened. At that point the deputy on duty was searching for more boxes because the six she had were getting full, and there were more than three hours to go. Obviously, people were responding. A couple of thoughts can be taken from this: first, there needs to be more locations; and second, the take-back day needs to be held more frequently. The news releases said that this was a no-questions-asked drive, people could drop off pills without being hassled. Somehow, though, we think that the people who take advantage of this event are mostly law-abiding people whose medication has been changed by their doctors, leaving them with unneeded pills, or families who may have suffered a death, and that persons medication is just sitting there. I doubt many illegal drugs are given up by users. Why should you turn the medicine in? Well, all the environmental studies say that simply flushing away the pills puts that medication back into the ecosystem eventually, and thats not good for water, etc. You also dont want to just drop pills in the garbage, where theyll end up in a landfill, or where someone can steal them before the garbage gets that far. The DEA takes care of disposal, usually by incineration, so theres no danger of your unwanted pills inadvertently hurting anyone else. So if you didnt make it last Saturday, keep that medication in a safe place, and the next time one of the drives takes place, make an effort to get rid of the pills. Its good for the community, and for the environment. Jim Clark is the editor of the South Marion Citizen.. PUBLISHER : GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Citizen The opinions expressed in South Marion Citizen editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns. Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 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. T hey are among the most dedicated workers anywhere. They are extremely important to the community and the families within. They take your children, some at a young age, and try to mold them into productive citizens, making sure they learn the basics. They are, of course, the teachers in our schools. Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week in the Marion County Schools. Most teachers are hard-working people. Some of the problems they have to endure are not of their own making. If youre one of those who made sure your children knew their ABCs, could count a little, and could read limited words by the time they reached kindergarten age, congratulations. You did your job as a parent. Unfortunately, there are a lot of people out there who are not like you. They have children, plop them in front of a television for five years, and claim that they are raising their children. In many cases, these parents are young, too young to have children. The cycle started with the way they were treated as youngsters at home and continues with the way they treat their children. Then, when these children are dropped off at a school, the parents soon want to know why their children appear to be lagging behind others. In the older grades, the problems that were evident in learning in the formative years are really taking their toll. The older students, many of whom dont really want to be there, are disruptive. The teachers have to deal with these problems while trying to educate the good students who may be doing advanced work and just want to learn. Consider also that teachers get to work generally an hour before the students get there and leave, probably an hour after the children go home. Even then, there are lessons plans, papers to grade, and extra school activities to attend. Many use their own money to get needed supplies, because school officials across the state fail to provide adequate materials for education. All the while, many of these teachers are also trying to raise their own families. A teacher raise was recently approved statewide, but implementation was delayed for over a year. Pressure on the Legislature, however, forced reconsideration of that delay. So we salute the teachers, and next week, we hope you will too. Forget the proverbial apple for the teacher, or even a mug (of which many get dozens). Just thank them for the time they put in trying to make our society, and your children and grandchildren, better. S UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Appreciate your teachers More medicine dropoff spots needed Is the United States at war again or still? READER OPINIONS INVITED Jim Flynn Columnist Jim Clark Editor LETTERS TO THE EDITOR The Chronicle of Mogloo and Ugluk Shortly after the dawn of man, Mogloo, a man of peace, discovered he could defend his cave and hunt for meat using a long, pointed stick. Then Ugluk, an aggressive man from a cave on the other side of the mountain, deduced that, not only could he defend and hunt, he could also expand his territory by taking Mogloos. He just needed a longer, sharper stick. As the Mogloos and Ugluks developed, so did weapons: from pointed sticks, to spears, swords, bow & arrows, crossbows, to guns. Fast-forward to the present. Most urban and some rural areas are made up of a patchwork of nice neighborhoods adjacent to seedy ones. Mogloo now lives in a condo in a nice neighborhood. And two blocks away, Ugluk now a drug lord rules over his seedy territory. Weapons are a major part of Ugluks dominance. Sporadic gunshots are heard emanating from his territory. Ugluk does not hesitate to wreak his havoc in Mogloos neighborhood. Mogloo, however, would never allow his family to venture into Ugluks territory ... just two blocks away. To protect his family, Mogloo bought a gun. He and his family agreed on a place to safely hide it, and he taught his wife and older children how to use it. Meanwhile, near the U.S./Mexican border, an arms procurer for the drug cartel that supplies Ugluk purchased several crates of assault rifles. Now DEA agents learned about this purchase and bought several crates of even more powerful assault rifles. After all, they couldnt allow the cartel to have the upperhand. Mogloo and the DEA agents depend on guns to protect themselves and others. Ugluk, PLEASESEELETTERS PAGE10 COMMENTARY BY J.E. STONE Special to the Citizen Thirty years ago, the Nation at Risk report declared that the nation was threatened by a rising tide of mediocrity in education. Today, its a tsunami and the underlying reason is the same. Children are still not learning to read and everyone thinks the problem is in someone elses school or district. The recent teacher cheating scandal in Atlanta illustrates the problem. How could a scam this massive take place right under the nose of parents, concerned citizens, and the school board and not be noticed for 10 years? The answer is simple: Most people, including most school board members are blind to the problems in their local schools. When asked, they say that education in general has problems but their school(s) is the happy exception. Why this rosy view? Because almost all of what they know about their local schools comes from the schools themselves. School districts routinely feed school boards and the public carefully scrubbed reports in which successes are hyped, failures rationalized, and statistics reported with skimpy context. Despite the districts obvious incentive to maintain a positive image, most board members and other interested parties habitually accept excuses and reassurances that they would never swallow if they came from another agency or business. Its a problem. The only way to actually improve educational outcomes is to have accurate reports and hold schools accountable. And to do that, boards and the public need independent sources of information about student achievement, budgets, program effectiveness, and the like. If a scandal involving thousands could be concealed for 10 years, would it be surprising to find that most school boards have no information as to whether their students are mastering reading or math beyond what their school district tells them? Its no secret that too many students arent learning. Today, only about 30 percent of children can read at gradelevel by the third grade. For low-income students, an astounding 83 percent of students fail to meet this mark. And half of the U.S. workforce about 80 million adults currently lacks the educational skills necessary to earn a family-sustaining wage. The future is in jeopardy but local schools continue to tell us that all is well or on the upturn. To get a sense of the reality gap, consider the differences between the scores reported by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), the national gold standard, and those reported by the states. For instance, the Alabama Department of Education claims 80 percent of its 4th-grade students are proficient in math. According to the NAEP only 30 percent are actually proficient. Alabama isnt unique. Scores are just as inflated in states like Georgiaand that is in addition to distortions caused by Atlantas cheating. The state says over 80 percent are proficient in math but the NAEP says that 40 percent is closer to reality. But wait, theres more! Much more. The Maryland Department of Education claims 90 percent of its students are proficient in 4th-grade math. NAEP says its actually closer to 50 percent. Californias Education Department says six in ten 8th graders are proficient in science. NAEPs assessment? Just barely above 20 percent. Most states follow this pattern. In a global economy, the U.S. will inevitably sink unless parents, school boards, and educators are able to confront the facts, warts and all. Some states such as Florida, Tennessee and Massachusetts have tried to close these reporting gaps, but resistance is huge. Educators fear exposure. Fortunately, there are unvarnished data out there. Parents dont have to wait for distant bureaucrats to tinker their way to trustworthy school reports. Right now, they can find detailed report cards at websites like greatschools.org and schooldigger.com. My organization, the Education Consumers Foundation, displays school-by-school data online in easy-to-understand graphics for virtually all states. These are just a few of the resources available to parents, boards, and community leaders who want to look beyond inflated self reports and into the facts that can lead to real school improvement. J.E. Stone is President and CEO of Education Consumers Foundation. For data on your school, head to www.education-consumers.org/rad.htm. The nation is still at risk, and the public is still in the dark BY KENNETH THORPE, PH.D. Special to the Citizen The media is abuzz with stories of outrageous markups at many hospitals. One of the most eye-popping numbers making the rounds? A supposedly "nonprofit" hospital charges $1.50 per pill for a generic version of Tylenol. That's about 100 times the retail price. Obviously, health care takes too much out of our paychecks, too much from our bank accounts, and too many of our tax dollars. Spending in this sector accounts for almost 18 percent of the economy. And the rising cost of government health programs is the biggest long-term driver of our national debt. Medicare alone cost $551 billion in 2012 and is projected to cost more than $1 trillion in a decade. The question is what we should do about it. One approach is simply to squeeze down costs, and there are certainly savings to be reaped this way. A better approach, however, is to look at what is driving these high levels of health care spending and see if we can intervene there. The simplest answer in terms of cost drivers is just two words: chronic disease. Right now, chronic disease is rampant in America -almost half the population has at least one. It's a mistake to think of these conditions as mere nuisances to be managed. They kill. More than 1.7 million Americans succumb to a chronic condition; it's a factor in 70 percent of all deaths in the country. Health care takes too much out of Americans paychecks In addition to being deadly, chronic disease is also expensive. Roughly three quarters of $2.7 trillion spent on health care in 2011 was linked to patients with chronic disease. That's a huge cost for individuals and employers. It's an even bigger percentage of the cost to taxpayers of government-run health programs: About 83 percent of Medicaid spending and a whopping 98 percent of Medicare was for patients with some sort of chronic disease. 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The fact is that in America we don't really have a health care system. We have a sick care system. We spend too little time and money trying to prevent people from getting sick and too much on treating people who are already ill. We shouldn't wait until people are sick to help them. And the good news is that many of the most common chronic ailments are preventable: According to the Centers for Disease Control, more exercise, better eating habits, and smoking cessation could prevent 80 percent of heart disease and strokes as well as 40 percent of cancers. But prevention takes work. We need to gather more evidence about which prevention programs are most effective. We must fund new research and improvements in information technology that can make it easier to spot chronic disease before it becomes a problem. We also need to find ways to encourage healthy behavior. One study looking at 32 different programs designed to promote good health found that such programs could save an average of $3.48 in health spending for every dollar spent on health promotion. We also need better management and better coordination of those who are already chronically sick. Researchers have found that the chronically ill get just a little more than half of the preventive services that are clinically recommended. That's not good enough. But there are signs of hope. Medicare, for example, is already improving as a provider of wellness, with more than 20 million seniors enjoying free wellness visits, cancer screenings, and other preventive services the program now offers. There's plenty more to be done. We need to reward evidence based medicine and rebuild our health care payment system so that its pays for outcomes, not procedures. We need to facilitate communication between health researchers and practicing doctors, find opportunities hidden in the reams of patient data, and redirect basic research efforts toward cures for chronic diseases. Ultimately, our challenge is not about spending less. It's about spending smarter. Prevention of chronic disease is the key. Kenneth Thorpe, Ph.D., is the chairman of the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease. He currently serves as the Robert W. Woodruff Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Policy & Management, in the Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia.Friday, May 3, 2013 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 26 ~ Friday, May 3, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Saturday, June 1 Memorial ride benefits Hospice The sixth annual Frank Polack Memorial Ride for Hospice of Marion County takes place on Saturday June 1, at 8 a.m. An anticipated 250 participants will enjoy a trip through the heart of horse country, starting and ending at Hospice of Marion Countys Education Center. Riders pay $40 to enjoy a fully staffed and SAGD 80 mile route, 62 mile route, or 30 mile route. Registration fees include a light breakfast, an overflowing event gear bag, and lunch. On line registration is provided at www.Hospiceofmarion.com, www.Active.com, by mail, or riders may register the morning of the event. For the past five years, Ocala Eye has encouraged bicycle rider participation as a way to raise funds to help Hospice of Marion County continue its mission of providing quality, compassionate care to families in Ocala/Marion County who are facing end-of-life issues. At the ride, we will announce the winner of prizes for the most money raised. Since 1983, Hospice of Marion County, Inc. has provided compassionate comfort care to those with advancing illnesses. Services are offered without regard to race, national origin, age, gender, religion or ability to pay.Saturday, June 1 Church to open childcare center Crossroads Childcare Center will open June 1 serving ages 2 to 10 years of age. The church staff will also offer a summer camp for school age children in a Christian environment. Registration for the childcare began May 1. Crossroads is at 8070 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala, 352-598-2085. Thursday, June 6 Mental illness education Are you a caregiver of a family member or loved one living with a severe mental illness? The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI of Marion County) will offer a FREE NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program for families, partners, caregivers, friends, and loved ones of individuals living with schizophrenia, depression, bipolar, panic disorder, OCD, anxiety disorder or other serious mental illness. The course helps improve the skills and abilities for caregivers to manage the path to recovery. Many family members describe their experience in the program as life changing. The program will run for 12 weeks starting on Thursday, June 6, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the First Baptist Church in Ocala, 2801 S.W. Maricamp Road. Teachers are specially trained NAMI family members and caregivers who focus on the emotional responses families have to the trauma of mental illness. All course materials are furnished at no cost. The class is limited to 20 students, so please call and register as early as you can. The NAMI Family-to-Family program will also be offered later 2013. If you are unable to register for the June class please call to register for a later program. Registration is required. To register call NAMI at 352-368-2405, or e-mail to education@namiocala.org. Ongoing Alzheimers caregivers groupIf you are a caregiver of a loved one with Dementia or Alzheimers disease, or have been recently diagnosed with the disease, Emeritus Ocala West would like to invite you to our monthly support groups. In addition to peer support, the groups will also invite specialists in the field who can answer questions about Dementia and Alzheimers disease, its causes, how a diagnosis is made and current research, as well as coping mechanisms for caregivers. Emeritus Ocala West staff will be available to discuss our unique Join Their Journey Program. There is no cost to attend this group and everyone who is living with a friend or family member with Dementia or Alzheimers is encouraged to attend. Support groups are the second Tuesday of each month from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. or the last Thursday of every month from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Please contact Tanja Papa, Memory Care Director at 352-861-4444 for more information. Emeritus Ocala West is at 9070 S.W. 80th Ave., Ocala. Read the classifieds THORPE CONTINUED FROM PAGE 25 BY SHELDON RICHMAN Special to the Citizen If the Brothers Tsarnaevs bombing at the Boston Marathon is an argument against immigration, then Tim McVeighs bombing of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City is an argument against reproductive freedom. Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev came to the United States from the Caucasus as youngsters. On what grounds should they have been barred from the country? That their family was Muslim? Does that mean all Muslims should be forbidden from immigrating? And if so, wouldnt that mean no Muslim should be allowed to visit the United States either? Thats where this silly line of thinking leads: the exclusion of an entire group of people because of their families religious affiliation. Yet this is a position embraced by many conservatives, such as Laura Ingraham, a radio talk-show host, author Ann Coulter, and Fox News Channel host Sean Hannity. After the bombings, Hannity said, If people are coming from countries where perhaps they grew up under Sharia law, I think we can make a safe assumption that they have been radicalized. I think allowing foreign students into the country without investigative background COMMENTARY Did President Obama Radicalize the Tsarnaevs? checks that are exhaustive is a mistake and its putting Americans at risk. What would an exhaustive investigative background check on 16-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev and 9-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have revealed? Not much, I imagine. About as much as would have been revealed by a background check on 16-year-old Tim McVeigh. Perhaps Hannity and his ilk would find it simpler just to exclude anyone coming from a Muslim country. But then they would have a problem with the prospect that an immigrant might convert to Islam once he or she is in the United States. Would they prohibit that? Or perhaps they would deport anyone converting to Islam. They might have a constitutional problem expelling an American citizen who became a Muslim, but their stated devotion to limited government has not deterred them in the past. Authentic advocates of freedom who understand that the freedom to cross arbitrary national boundaries without first securing government permission is a natural right are appalled by the fear mongers attempt to seize on the Boston Marathon bombing to score points for the anti-immigrant cause. The fear mongers are trying their hardest to break the momentum of even the bogus immigration reform moving through Congress. Bogus reform? Yes, indeed. The consensus that has emerged, and which the xenophobic right cant abide, holds that those human beings who have come here without government permission ought to have a pathway to legal status but only if they pay fines and taxes and learn English. This act of alleged humanitarianism would be combined with a reinforced border and revised rules to make sure that only immigrants of a quality we can use are allowed into the country. Hannity & Co. call this amnesty, while fearing that the border wont be secure enough. Like these conservatives, I believe amnesty is inappropriate but for a very different reason: The people who crossed the border without permission did nothing wrong, so theres no offense to forgive. But didnt they break the law? To be sure, they violated a statute, but as natural-law advocates have long taught, a statute that conflicts with natural law and natural rights is no law at all. Thus, so-called illegal immigrants, who are merely people without government papers big deal! should just be left alone: no penalty, no fees, no back taxes, and no hounding them to learn English. And the welcome mat should be put out for those who wish to come here. Wed all benefit. The government should no more engineer the immigrant population than it should engineer the native population. Freedom really should count for something. (Note that conservatives dont think free enterprise includes the freedom to hire whoever is willing to work.) But lets not deny the potential danger that someone who comes to this country might want revenge against Americans for a perceived injustice. 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Friday, May 3, 2013 ~ 27 www.smcitizen.com 6 ~ Friday, May 3, 2013 www.smcitizen.com ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Youve set a fast pace for yourself. But as you approach your goal, you might want to slow down a bit in order to take time to reassess your situation and make changes while you can. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Patience continues to be a virtue for the Divine Bovine. So as eager as you might be to get things moving, remember that time is on your side. Make good use of it. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Theres a wee bit of uncertainty in the early part of the week. But things clear up as more facts come to light. Spend quality time this weekend with family and friends. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) An old friends return could open new possibilities for both of you. But dont let yourself be rushed into anything. There could be some factors you havent yet explored. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) This week offers a challenge youre raring to take on. And while eager to get started, do so slowly so that you can focus those sharp Cats Eyes on every detail. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Put your skepticism aside and listen to advice from colleagues whove been where you are now. What they say could be helpful as you get closer to a decision. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) A family matter might again require your reassuring touch. Handle it, as always, with kindness and fairness, even if some of your kin prove to be especially difficult. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Your ability to tackle even the most intricate details of a project is likely to impress some very important people. A relative shares news later this week. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) The Archers aim might be focused on the big picture this week, but dont overlook checking for those details you might have missed. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) You might feel awkward asking for assistance, but who would refuse the charming Goats request? Do it, then go ahead and enjoy a musical weekend. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Pour some cold water on that simmering misunderstanding before it boils over. The sooner things settle, the sooner you can move ahead with your plans. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Youre in a highly productive period, which you feel can go on forever. But you could be courting exhaustion. Take time out to relax and restore your energies. BORN THIS WEEK: You can combine a sense of adventure with a penchant for practicality. Have you considered a travel-related field? Tuesday, May 14 Macinto s h u s er s to m eet The Ocala Macintosh User Group will meet on Tuesday, May 14, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the St. George Anglican Cathedral Parish Hall, 5646 S.E. 28th St., Ocala. Featured topics for the May OMUG meeting are Alternative TV Services by Burt Stephens and Apple TV by Bob Adams. These presentations will be followed by our monthly tech tips from Phil Davis. Visitors are always welcome. For more information about OMUG, visit our website at http://ocalamug.org. Thursday, May 16 Air Force group to m eet The May meeting of the Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association will be held on Thursday, May 16 at 7 p.m. at the Ocala Regional Airport Administration Building 750 S.W. 60th Ave. Our guest speaker will be Richard Hurley of the law firm of Cory & Hurley, who will speak on VA Benefits and how to get them. Dont miss this informative meeting. Bring a note pad and pen. Any question contact Mike Emig 352854-8328 Saturday, May 18 Ven d or s w ante d f or f lea m ar k et The Ocala 200 Lions Club will be having a yard sale fundraiser on May 18 in the Bank of the Ozarks parking lot from 8 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. The public is invited to rent a space for $15, bring your own table. All funds generated from this event will, as always, be used for local community projects. For more information, or to rent a space contact Lion Bob Melnick at 352861-2730. Boo k s ale f or f oo d ban k A book sale to benefit the Animal Charity Food Bank will be held Saturday, May 18, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Winn-Dixie, 8445 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. Donate a bag of cat food and get three free books. Also, bring your aluminum cans for recycling. For information, call 352-291-1962. Scan d inavian Club o f Marion The Scandinavian Club of Marion County invites people of Danish, Finish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish decent to join us at our next meeting on May 18. We will meet at 11:30 a.m. at the Ocala Hilton, 3600 S.W. 36th Ave. in Ocala. The menu will be chicken cordon bleu with mashed potatoes, salad, coffee and dessert. The cost is $16 per person. Reservations and payment must be made in advance. Payment must be received by Wednesday the 15th of May. Checks to be made out to Jim Neate and mailed to Jim Neate, 643-A Midway Drive, Ocala, FL 34472. For further details call Jim Neate 352687-1580, Don Clauson 352-861-1235 or Terry Rasmussen 352-347-8362.Haitian Flag Day d inner /d ance To celebrate Haitian Flag Day, the Haitian Community of St. Jude Catholic Community is hosting a formal dinner dance on Saturday, May 18, at the Marion Oaks Community Center. Tickets are priced at $20 per person and are available from the church office. Sunday, May 19 Country Sun d ay luncheon The Friendship Fellowship Luncheon features fried chicken and side dishes provided by regular attendees. Following lunch there will be games including: watermelon seed spitting, watermelon eating, horseshoes, and lots more. Enjoy an afternoon of Christian fellowship beginning immediately following the Worship Service. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S,W, 80th St,. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, www.ccomc.org/.Wednesday, May 22 I m proving care f or vet s s e m inar Hospice of Marion County and Munroe Regional Medical Center will host a veterans seminar on Wednesday, May 22, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the MRMC Auxiliary Conference Center. The seminar will enhance attendees sensitivity and understanding of veterans and provide new interventions to better serve dying veterans and their families. Attention is placed on veteran generations now aging and most likely to be seen in end-of-life care (WWII, Korean War, Vietnam). In addition to individual interventions, the program also will look at military benefits and intersections with VA systems. A local panel of experts will be available for discussion following the presentation. Continuing Education credits are available for a processing fee. To register for this workshop, call 352-854-5230. 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Friday, May 3, 2013 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 28 ~ Friday, May 3, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Tuesday, May 7 Meeting on Fair TaxA presentation of the Fair Tax will be held at the Holiday Inn Express. 5260 E. Silver Springs Blvd., on May 7 at 7 p.m. The Fair Tax bill (HR 25) will be coming up for discussion this year and you need to know what it is all about. Friday, May 10 Victorian Tea Party scheduledA Victorian Tea Party will be held on Friday, May 10, at the Grand Ballroom, 108 N.E. Magnolia Ave. starting at 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $18 per person and include buffet, music, a dramatic presentation from Father Knows Best, raffle items and a silent auction. Wear your tea party hat and bring your mother or daughter for Mothers Day. Seating is limited, so call 352-8734700 for tickets. All proceeds benefit the Florida Center for the Blind so it can provide free services to the visually impaired.Saturday, May 11 Donate food to letter carriers On May 11, your letter carrier will be accepting donations to our area food banks. It is easy to help. Simply hang your donation from your mailbox and your mail carrier will pick it up. Area food banks are trying to stock up for one of the busiest times of the year. School will soon be over and many children are going to be home for lunch. For many families the only source for lunch is your local food bank. Marion County has been very generous in the past. We have been No.1 in our classification for four years in a row. Mail carriers have picked up over 1.3 million pounds. Interfaith Services is used as a distributor to other agencies such as Brothers Keeper and Salvation Army along with many others. We look forward to your support again this year.Breakfast at Ocala WestOcala West United Methodist Church will have a community-wide breakfast sponsored by the Mens Club on Saturday, May 11, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. All you care to eat for $5. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St., Ocala. Phone is 352-854-9550. Sunday, May 12 Symphony Under the Stars Fine Arts for Ocala will hold its annual Symphony Under the Stars on Sunday, May 12 at the Ocala Golf Club on Silver Springs Boulevard. The Ocala Symphony Orchestra will be performing songs from the movies. Symphony Under the Stars is a perfect way to spend Mothers Day. The evening is family oriented and picnics are encouraged. Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy an evening of music ending in a spectacular fireworks display (weather conditions permitting). Gates open at 6 p.m. and the concert begins at 7. Food vendors will be selling food and drinks if you prefer to save mom the work of picnic preparation. Adirondack chairs may be rented for $5 and must be reserved by calling 352867-0355. Under the silent auction tent you will be able to bid on original art work from artists who participated in the Ocala Arts Festival. There will also be a $10 table where you can pick up an extra gift for mom. Golf cart transportation will again be available for those needing assistance from the parking areas. Patrons can pre-purchase tickets at the reduced price of $15 adults and $5 children (ages 6-12), as of April 19, at the following outlets: Gateway Bank, FAFO Office/Gallery, Macys, Brick City/Marion Cultural Alliance, MoJos Grill, Ocala Civic Theatre, Ocala Golf Club, Shannon Roth/Olivia and Company, Stellas Modern Pantry, Tres Chic, Villages Plastic Surgery, Your Hearts Desire, Yours Truly. Tickets may also be purchased with PayPal at fafo.org. Adult tickets at the gate are $20 and credit cards will be accepted. This popular community even has been sponsored by Palm Chevrolet, Munroe Regional Hospital System, Progress Energy and Dillon Video. For more information go to fafo.org or call the FAFO office at 352-867-0355. More on Pages 6-7 Saturday Breakfast is served from 8 to 10 a.m. Donation is $4. The Mens Auxiliary serves shrimp and wing baskets with coleslaw and fries on the first and third Friday from 4 to 6. All You Can Eat fish fry is held on the second and fourth Friday from 4 to 6. The donation is $6. An oven-roasted rib eye dinner which includes potato, roll and butter and dessert will be served on Saturday, May 4 from 4:30 to 6:30. Donation is $10. Presale tickets. No tickets will be sold at the door. A Mothers Day dinner will be held on Sunday, May 12, from 1 to 3. The menu includes ham, potato, vegetable, roll and butter and dessert. Donation is $6. Tickets are available in the Canteen. No tickets will be sold at the door. The Ladies Auxiliary is sponsoring a spaghetti and meatball dinner on Saturday, May 18, from 4:30 to 6:30. The dinner includes spaghetti and meatballs, mixed salad/with choice of dressing, garlic or plain Italian bread and homemade dessert. Donation is $8. Presale tickets. Tickets will not be sold at the door. A taco buffet sponsored by the Mens Auxiliary will be held on Friday, May 31, from 4 to 6. The buffet includes beef or chicken tacos with all the fixings. Tickets can be purchased in the Canteen and tickets will, also, be sold at the door. Donation is $7. Bingo is open to the public each Monday and Thursday with early bird specials starting at 11:30 a.m.. Lunch is available. Computer Classes: Free computer classes are now scheduled on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month beginning 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, May 3 and on Saturday, May 4 with Timeless. 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. Upcoming Events at VFW Post 4781 Editors note: This story was written by the public relations staff in the governors office in Tallahassee.Governor Rick Scott signed Senate Bill 1096 which provides Florida school districts with relief from excessive and unnecessary state regulations. Scott said, Last fall, I traveled the state and listened to parents, students and teachers to hear their ideas about how we can improve Floridas education system. We heard many great suggestions from teachers and administrators on how we can make changes at the state level to reduce unnecessary requirements and regulations so they can spend more time in the classroom teaching. Many teachers and administrators I spoke with expressed the need for flexibility which led me to convene a group of superintendents from around the state to review and recommend red tape rules and regulations we should cut in order to increase teachers time in the classroom. This legislation is a direct result of recommendations provided from the workgroup and we appreciate the input received from superintendents from across the state. This legislation removes unnecessary hurdles to preparing our students for college and careers and puts more control and flexibility into local districts hands so teachers can be where they belong in the classroom, educating our students. Florida Commissioner of Education Tony Bennett said, There are many exciting changes coming to Floridas students as we continue to raise standards and empower our schools and teachers to prepare a world-class workforce. This law will clarify the focus on that common goal by eliminating unnecessary and archaic clutter. Senator Bill Montford said, This bill relieves school districts of unnecessary and burdensome regulations. It will allow our classroom teachers, administrators and support personnel to spend more time working for Florida students. Orange County Superintendent Barbara Jenkins said, I am pleased Governor Scott signed this important bill today that will reduce burdensome regulations. Teachers and administrators can focus on the classroom. In Orange County Public Schools we appreciate Governor Scotts continued commitment to education and support his efforts to make sure our classroom teachers get a $2,500 pay raise. Broward County Superintendent Robert Runcie said, This bill allows school districts to focus their time on teaching and learning rather than compliance and red-tape. It is a good practice to review our rules and processes periodically as our goals and priorities change. I appreciate the Governors leadership on this topic as well as the Governor signs legislation relieving school regulations opportunity for me to serve on the committee to review duplicative and redundant reporting. Charlotte County Superintendent Doug Whittaker said, On behalf of the Charlotte County School District, we applaud Gov. Scott for signing this important legislation. It will have a meaningful impact across the state and get rid of some of the burdensome regulations school districts face. Highlands County Superintendent Wally Cox said, Last year, Governor Scott asked Superintendents for a list of outdated and burdensome laws that are not necessary and hinder our ability to manage our school districts. 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I s e l l O a k R u n P e g g y S i m p s o n 2 0 8 6 5 5 4 LOOKING FOR THE PERFECT HOME?? www.DeccaRealEstate.com YOU CAN PICK UP MAPS AND FLYERS T ALL DECCA OPEN HOUSES AT ALL 3 GATES SR 200L, 484, AND SW 62ND A VE. ROAD 2/2/1.5 Newport Model with large lanai overlooking retention pond, cathedral ceilings, eat-in kitchen, two master suites with walk-in closets, 16x26 garage. $75,000 MLS#375705 Jim Petticrew 216-5852 Clean as a Whistle! 2/2/2 Yorkshire Model with laminate floors in living room & dining room, plantation shutters in bedrooms, screened in lanai, open courtyard, 2 walk-in closets. $115,000 MLS#388422 Pat Stimmel 895-5160 Expanded Richmond Model Frame, 1645 sq. ft. living, 2/2/1, formal living room/dining room, large master suite and bath, 14x22 Florida room A MUST See! $129,500 MLS#389454 Jerry Brooks 274-0930 BEAUTIFUL BACKYARD! YOUR PLACE IN THE SUN! CLOSE TO GOLF COURSE, RESTAURANT & POOL! Expanded Savannah. NEW Roof in 2005, NEW A.C. 2012. Large 16x10 expanded family room, 26x10 outdoor patio. ALL NEW APPLIANCES! Exp. kitchen counters/cabinets. $92,000 MLS#382652 John Kapioski 208-1635 EXPANDED IN ALL THE RIGHT PLACES! Unbelievable home Golf course frontage, 3/2/2 PLUS a large den. Tile and beautiful hardwood floors. Corian counters, upgraded kitchen cabinets with pull out drawers, walk-in pantry, HUMONGUS master bath shower, new A/C in 2012, Hip roof 2001, split bedroom plan, bright open floor plan this home is indescribeable Youve got to see it to believe it! $221,500 MLS#389284 John Kapioski 208-1635 THE ATLANTIS MODEL ONLY ONE BUILT ONE OF A KIND! Portofini Model 3/2/2 plus Stainless Steel Appliances, New flooring, Exp. garage with workshop, large enc. patio 14x23. Move in ready! $159,900 MLS#386836 Louise Pace 361-4312 NOW THIS ONE IS GORGEOUS! 8855 SW 108th St Nbd 12 Custom Georgetown with private yard. Dont let someone else get this beauty! CBS 2/2/2 $119,000 MLS#386228 Tom and Barbara Cernera 812-0626 or 600-1001 www.wesellocalafl.com OAK RUN OPEN HOUSE SUN MAY 5 1-3PM 10837 SW 89th Ave Nbd 2 Owner wants offers!! New roof, updated bath and new tile. Cedar Model 2/1/1 $48,000 MLS#386456 Tom and Barbara Cernera 812-0626 or 600-1001 www.wesellocalafl.com OAK RUN OPEN HOUSE SUN MAY 5 1-3PM 10880 SW 87th Court Nbd 2 Much sought after Dogwood model, freshly painted, partially furn., fenced yard, enc. lanai, vacant and ready to go! $64,900 MLS#389548 Shirley Gottfried 216-4655 OAK RUN OPEN HOUSE SUN MAY 5 1-3PM 7870 SW 115th Loop Shows like a Model! 2/2/2 w/Den, 1462 sq. ft. CBS Biscayne Villa. The Preserve $119,700 MLS#379813 Serago-Lane Team Lois Lane OAK RUN OPEN HOUSE SUN MAY 5 1-3PM 8680 SW 108th Lane Rd Nbd 12 Fairfax Model CBS 1201 sq. ft. New Roof 2011, New A/C 2006, Beautifully maintained home! Just come by and take a look! $81,900 MLS#385454 Serago-Lane Team Lou Serago 804-0159 OAK RUN OPEN HOUSE SUN MAY 5 1-3PM

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Friday, May 3 Town Hall meetings setDunnellon area-residents will soon have an opportunity to speak with county leaders closer to home. The Marion County Board of County Commissioners is hosting a town hall meeting on Friday, May 3, from 9-11 a.m. at the Dunnellon Public Library (20351 Robinson Road, Dunnellon). The County Commission is holding a series of town hall meetings to meet and speak with residents in their districts; this is the second town hall scheduled in a 10-meeting series. The next town hall event will be held June 7 from 9-11 a.m. at the Belleview Public Library (13145 S.E. County Road 484, Belleview). These are the only two meetings scheduled close to the State Road 200 Corridor that have been announced.. For more information on the town halls, please contact the County Commission Office at 352-438-2323. Saturday, May 4 AUCE pancakes at CrossroadsA pancake breakfast for the community is planned for May 4, 8 to 11 a.m. by members of Crossroads Church of God. All you can eat pancakes, sausage and drink is $5. Crossroads is at 8070 S.W. 60th Ave, Ocala. The church office phone is 352291-2080. Yard sale at First CongregationalA huge yard sale will take place on Saturday, May 4 at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 7171 S.W. State Road 200, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Enrichment Center. There will be electronics, furniture, tools, clothing, jewelry, home decor, appliances and much, much more. Historical Novel Society meets The Florida Chapter of the Historical Novel Society meets on the first Saturday of each month in the Community Room at the Central Ridge Library, 425 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Beverly Hills. Business meetings begin at 1 p.m. and programs begin at 1:30 p.m. The May 4 meeting will be devoted to preparing for the fifth annual North American Conference of the Historical Novel Society to be held at the historic Renaissance Vinoy Resort in St. Petersburg, June 22-23. For those who plan to attend the Conference, we will be working on pitching a manuscript to an agent or editor, writing a book blurb, reviewing query letters and synopses, and there may be small group critique sessions for those not attending the conference. Everyone interested in reading, writing, and the historical novel genre is welcome to attend meetings of FCHNS. For more information call Marian Fox 352-726-0162 or visit our website www.fchns.org. Book sale at main libraryAt the main library on Silver Springs Boulevard, the Friends of the Ocala Library will hold their quarterly book sale on Saturday, May 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Rooms B and C. Hardcover books in all categories will be on sale for 50 cents, and paperbacks for 25 cents. Chess Club to meet The chess club that formed at the Freedom Public Library meets the first Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grab your board and chess pieces and come on down. Interested persons are invited to attend for a rousing game of chess. Its your move! For more information, call Ron at 352-873-2276.Free yoga class in Sholom ParkEnjoy a free yoga class in the beautiful Peace Park, on Southwest 80th Avenue, 2 1/2 miles north of State Road 200, on May 4 at 9 a.m. We meet on the first Saturday of each month until November, weather permitting. For information, call Ingrid at 352854-7950. Sunday, May 5 Concert at Ocala WestThe Southern Express Orchestra of Ocala will be in concert at the Ocala West United Methodist Church on Sunday, May 5, at 3 p.m. Featured will be some of the great music from the Big Band days as well as Show Tunes. This concert promises to be a wonderful afternoon of music. The Southern Express Orchestra is truly outstanding and has been appearing at Ocala West for several years as part of the annual concert series. Their sound is amazing and their level of musical expertise is superior in every way. The church is pleased to have them back. The orchestra is under the very capable direction of John Holland. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St. in Ocala. Phone is 352-854-9550. Civic Chorale to perform On Sunday, May 5, at 3 p.m., the Marion Civic Chorale, conducted by Matthew Bumbach, will perform a concert titled Give My Regards to Broadway at First United Methodist Church, 1126 E. Silver Springs Blvd. diagonally across the street from the old Ritz Hotel in Ocala. The program will include A Sentimental Journey Thru the 40s and medleys from Les Miserables, My Fair Lady, and The Phantom of the Opera. Admission is free but a free-will offering will be taken to benefit the churchs Tuesday Morning Outreach Ministry to help the homeless, jobless, and others in need. For further information about the concert, contact us at 352-537-0207 or www.fumcocala.org or wayne@fumcocala.org. Youth Symphony concertThe Ocala Youth Symphony is presenting its last concert of the season at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 5 at West Port High School, 3733 S.W. 80th Ave., Ocala. This is the end of the symphonys 14th season. Come and enjoy the musical presentations of these amazing musicians ranging in age from 8 to 18. Works selected range from the classics to contemporary, something for everyones musical taste. All concerts are free and open to the public. Bring a friend! For information call 352-873-6738. Friday, May 3, 2013 ~ 29 www.smcitizen.com 4 ~ Friday, May 3, 2013 www.smcitizen.com SOUTH MARION Citizen The South Marion Citizen is a free community newspaper covering news of communities in southwest Marion County including Oak Run, Pine Run, Palm Cay, On Top of the World, Kingsland Country Estates, Countryside Farms, Marion Landing, Majestic Oaks, Hidden Lake, Woods and Meadows Estates, Paddock Farms, Saddle Oak Club, Deer Creek, Cherrywood Estates, Hardwood Trails, Candler Hills, Country Oaks, and Harvest Meadows, among others. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Citizen: If your community is listed above and the Citizen is not delivered to your home and you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 200 Corridor, call 854-3986CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481 Editor Jim Clark Circulation Barbara Jaggers Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean and Kristy Kaigan General Manager John Provost Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Deadline for classified ads :Deadline for display advertising : Tuesday 4 p.m. before publicationMonday 5 p.m. before publication READER SERVICES I want to get news in the Citizen. Call editor Jim Clark at 352-854-3986 or send by e-mail to editor@smcitizen.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Citizenoffice in Kingsland Plaza. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Member of the Community Papers of Florida Hospice seeks singersHospice of Marion County invites you to consider a unique volunteer service. We have a special choral group known as the Journey Singers that sings songs of healing and comfort at the bedsides of the ill or dying at the four Marion County Hospice Houses, private homes, and other selective venues. We offer a wide choice of music, including spiritual, secular and patriotic selections. If you can read music and sing a cappella (that is, without instrumental accompaniment), and have a compassionate heart, join us in this rewarding journey. Call 352873-7441 for more details. Read the classifieds Community calendar T he 139th running of the Kentucky Derby takes place tomorrow. Known as The Fastest Two Minutes in Sports for its approximate duration, and also called The Run for the Roses for the blanket of roses draped over the winner, it is the most famous horse race in the United States. Pun Alley celebrates this prestigious event by going to the track for some racy stories. Zoology A young boy told his mother that his father had taken him to the zoo. The mother couldnt believe it. She said, Your father has never taken anyone to the zoo in his whole life. The boy said, He did, and one of the animals paid fifty dollars!Race fan A sharpie sold a naive racing fan a broken-down filly. When the fan went to the stable to see his new purchase, the vet was laboriously working over the horse. Is my horse sick? asked the new owner. Shes not the picture of health, the vet informed him, we hope to pull her through. Will I ever be able to race her? asked the fan. Chances are you will, the vet assured him, and youll probably beat her, too.None better An anonymous donor left a modest estate to a small convent. Each nun was given $50 to give away as she saw fit. Sister Catherine decided to give her share to the first poor person she saw. This happened to be a man leaning against the telephone pole across the street, and he obviously had known better days. She went out to the man and pressed the $50 into his hands and said, Godspeed, my good man. As she left, the man called out to her, What is your name? Shyly, she replied, Sister Catherine. The following evening, the man returned to the convent and rang the bell. Id like to see Sister Catherine, he said. The nun at the door answered, Im sorry, but I cannot disturb her right now. May I give her a message? Yes, said the man gleefully. Give her this $100 and tell her Godspeed came in second at Belmont. Some racy storiesHe finally figured out a way to leave the track with money. He gave up picking horses and started picking pockets. The horse named Fleabag was scratched. I bet on a great horse yesterday! It took seven horses to beat him. Harry Schine bought a horse and named it Harvest Moon. Then he had a portrait painted of himself sitting astride the horse. The painting, of course, was titled, Schine on Harvest Moon. Horses eat best when there isnt a bit in their mouths. Theres a new drink, popular in Boston, called the Paul Revere cocktail. Two drinks and you wake the neighbors and start horsing around. The ship had three horses and a sick bay. A gambler was hiding in the shrubbery next to the racetrack. He was hedging his bets. Jockeys take gallop polls to see which horse is most popular. Anyone should know how to put a saddle on a horse so it wont slip and cause an injury. Its a cinch. A horse named storm could ride like lightning with the rein. Winner? George said to Fred, I put $20 on a horse last week and he came in at twenty-five to one. Wow! You must be loaded, said Fred. Not really George replied, the rest of the field came in at twelve thirty.Whoa An incurable horseplayer, whose wife bitterly opposed his betting, continued to bet on the sly. One day a friend stopped by at his home and asked, How did you make out with Susie-Q yesterday? The bettors wife heard the remark and stomped out of the room in obvious anger. Now youve blown it! said the husband. My wife thinks Ive given up betting. Youve got to square it somehow. When the wife returned to the room several minutes later, the visitor said to her, I think I gave you the wrong impression. Susie-Q isnt a racehorse. She is a waitress in the restaurant where the fellows in the office go to lunch. No saddle no nuttinOne of the worlds most famous horse riders was Lady Godiva. In her most celebrated ride, Lady Godiva didnt win, nor even place, but she sure did show. They say that when Lady Godivas horse saw she had no clothes on, it made him shy. Run for the Roses goes down Pun Alley Pun Alley Dick Frank Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com Deadline for material is Friday before publication www.gemgalleriajewelers.com www.consignmentjewelryocala.com PAT & RICH LAUGEN, Gemologist, AJP, Goldsmith 8441 SW SR 200 Ste 101 Friendship Center 237-2240 000ER5R It Came From for lifes special moments BUYING GOLD Fine Jewelry and Fast Repairs Mon-Fri 9-5 Sat by Appt. Happy Mothers Day! Jewelry & Watche s UP TO 50% Off Its Perfect! 000ES1C AIR CONDITIONING 352-208-4641 Locally Owned & Operated License # CAC1816140 WILSON AIR SERVICE Tune Up Special We Service All Brands Repairs Replacement Free Second Opinions 24-HR. Service $ 29 95 000EMHP ASAP Garage Doors & Service 352-390-0559 GARAGE DOORS Major Dealer in Garage Door Screens & Repair SERVICE CALLS $19 95 Broken Springs Fixed Licensed and Insured Locally Owned and Family Operated NO Extra Charge For Emergency Service 24 7 000EE5F IRRIGATION LLC. SPRINKLERS IRRIGATION 3398 S.W. 74th Ave., Bay 101, Ocala Comp #7085 Call for details 352-237-5731 Serving Marion County Since 1982 SPRING Special Licensed Fully Insured Certified Irrigation Auditor We will beat any written estimate on irrigation repairs or installation. 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This weeks puzzle answers ROTC military cadets, Francis Marion Military Academys 2013 championship orienteering team, basketball players from Central Floridas 2013 national championship team, elite track runners from area high schools, former Boston Marathon runners, and more. Sponsors included 54 businesses, individuals, civic William Deering Parker, 74 William D. Parker, 74, passed away April 27, 2013, in Ocala, after a long battle with Alzheimers. Bill was born Aug. 6, 1938, in Greensboro, N.C., to Sennett Kaup and Ruth Adele (Smith) Parker. Bill first served in the Air Force and then the U.S. State Department. He worked in Uruguay, the USSR, Germany, South Africa, Somalia, the Dominican Republic, Paraguay, Malawi, India, Costa Rica, Turkey, and Washington DC. In 1994, Bill and his wife Dee moved to Ocala. He spoke seven languages and taught himself electrical engineering. Bill had an unquenchable curiosity about almost everything. Bill became a liaison between ham radio clubs and the Sheriffs office, and was recognized with a Distinguished Service Award for his 10-year volunteer contributions to the (MERT) Marion County Emergency Radio Communications Team. Bill grew MERT into an integral part of emergency preparedness in central Florida. He wrote the first operations manual and guided drill practices. Because of his planning before Hurricanes Charley, Frances, Jeanne and Alberto, local ham radio operators supplied needed services until normal communications could be restored. Bill loved being among these talented and devoted men and women. He was a life-long member of AARL. As a final act of service, Bills body will be donated to science to help find a cure for Alzheimers. Bill was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Robert Carraway Parker. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Dolores (Montoya); and two daughters, Karen (Peter) Gamble of Raleigh, N.C., and Judith Adele Parker of Portland, Oregon; two grandchildren, Rebecca Kileen Gamble and John Parker Gamble; as well as brother, James R. Parker (Charlene) of Springfield, Va. The family extends grateful thanks to the staff at Superior Residences at Cala Hills and Hospice of Marion County for their care and support during Bills final journey. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to Hospice of Marion County, 3231 S.W. 34th Ave, Ocala, FL 34474 or online at http://www.hospiceofmarion.com/donations.html. Arrangements are under the care of Countryside Funeral Home 352-620-2006. OBITUARY filled with refreshments, entertainment, fashion shows and beauty services, and prize giveaways all focused on rewarding Moms. The Paddock Mall event will take place Thursday, May 9, from 5 to 8 p.m. in Center Court. WOCA DJ Joe Martone will be onhand to emcee the festivities! Moms are so incredibly deserving of a night off, said Brenda Cleary, director of marketing and business development at Paddock Mall, and it is our privilege to be the venue where they come to enjoy it. Cleary added that as an extra bonus, one lucky mom and her friend will be treated to a trip to Chicago to see Bon Jovis Because We Can tour at historic Soldier Field on Friday, July 12. Bon Jovis new release, What About Now is in stores now. Rethink Varicose Veins is an educational campaign encouraging the more than 30 million Americans who suffer from venous disease, including varicose veins and chronic venous insufficiency (CVI), to rethink their condition and recognize it as a serious health concern. The campaign, led by a coalition of medical societies and sponsored by Covidien, encourages those with venous disease to learn more about their condition, find a vein specialist, and make informed decisions about the best, and often minimally-invasive treatment option for them. As part of the campaign, Olympic Gold Medalist Summer Sanders shares her personal story about the impact venous disease had on her life and the improvements she experienced. MOM CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 RUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 secret thats as closely guarded as the Coca Cola recipe. Youll need to eat the Rotarys baby back ribs to experience the great taste. If you want to place your ribs in the freezer and eat them later, reheating directions are included with your wrapped order. Pre-paid tickets are being sold by members of the Rotary Club of Ocala Southwest. You can also buy tickets at Integrity Home Health Care on Southwest 103 Street and at several locations along State Route 200 including the Bank of the Ozarks, Alarion Bank, Coldwell Banker/Ellison Realty, the law office of W.E. Bishop Jr. and M&S Bank on College Road. For more information, visit the Rotary Club of Ocala Southwest Facebook page or call W. E Bishop Jr. at 352-237-9225. RIBS CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 groups, and churches .... including former Governor Kenneth H. Buddy MacKay, College of Central Florida, Munroe Regional Medical Center, Ocala Eye, Junior League of Ocala, former Sheriff Don Moreland, Ocala Health, Regions Bank, Adena Springs South, Ed and Sarah Dean. The three biggest sponsors were Wells Fargo and Signature Brands, each giving $5,000 sponsorships, plus Townley manufacturing with a sponsorship of $2,500. For more information, go to www.helpinghandsocala.org. Tori Petry, Miss Marion County USA, with U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho at the Helping Hands race. 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After retirement from the Navy, Richard took a job with a car dealership in Kenosha, Wisconsin. He and his friends would frequent a restaurant lounge called Ninos Steak House. The manager of Ninos was Dolly and as he described her, the most beautiful woman in the world. Dolly wasnt much interested in a relationship and worked every weekend. For six months Richard tried to get a date with her only to be told, Im working. Taking the bull by the horns, Richard went to her manager and convinced him to give Dolly a Friday night off. Swooping in Richard invited Dolly to a lobster dinner. What he didnt tell her was that it would be a picnic style meal at the Round Lake Yacht Club. After getting his 21-foot Chris Craft docked, they sat down to eat. When some one is invited to a lobster dinner at a Yacht Club, they dont normally expect paper plates and plastic utensils. Fortunately Dolly had a sense of humor and the two of them laughed throughout the meal as they wrestled with their meal. A subsequent courtship began at a place called Blarneys Island. The quaint watering hole was an easy trip on Richards Chris Craft and soon they became regulars. Their favorite dance song was Yellow Bird so whenever they walked in, the band would immediately strike up that tune for them. For nearly 31 years they have been laughing, dancing and sharing life in marriage. Their biggest joy is sharing each others company in everything they do and spending time with their families. Their blended families get along famously and much of the summer, from May until September, they spend in Wisconsin entertaining their children; 13 grandchildren and five great grandchildren as well as spending time with brothers and sisters. Their home in Wisconsin is situated right on the Wolf River and a lake in Freemont. It is known as the White Bass capital of the world and Richard manages to feed his large family and friends with all the fish he catches. In November of 1995 Dolly retired from the variety store that she owned and ran while Richard left his career in sales. They sold the home they had built together and while maintaining their summer residence in Wisconsin, moved to Florida. They were the ninth home built in Cherrywood. Dolly was instrumental in the design of their house which they love. Richard confides, We loved Cherrywood from the first day and still do. Both have done much to get our activities going here in the community. Dolly was a founding member of the Entertainment Committee; Ladies Travel Billiards League; and starting dances at the clubhouse. Richard complimented her efforts by organizing the mens Travel Billiards League; golfing and of course Bingo. In the early days of Bingo, Richard had a hand cranked machine. He laughs describing how it took three people to operate. Now of course, thanks to his efforts, we have a modern machine to be enjoyed as he hosts games every Thursday at 7 p.m. Together they enjoy dancing, cards, travel, fishing, family and each other. Because of them, our quality of life here at Cherrywood is enhanced greatly. When you come to Bingo or when you see Dolly and Richard out and about, stop and tell them Thank you, for their work and good deeds and a special thanks to Richard for his service. We are proud of residents like Dolly and Richard for all they have done; for all they do and for helping to make Cherrywood the great community that it is. From your reporterIf you have suggestions, ideas or comments about this column please feel free to contact me at urperssec@yahoo.com. Im always happy to hear from my readers. Friday, May 3, 2013 ~ 31 www.smcitizen.com 2 ~ Friday, May 3, 2013 www.smcitizen.com CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 17 Marions Most Wanted Michael Wayne Evans Jr., 25, felony bench warrant failure to appear violation of probation arraignment dealing in stolen property. Willie James Galloway, 37, felony violation of probation warrant aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, aggravated child abuse. Billy Jason Overstreet Jr., 37, bench warrant failure to appear arraignment retail petit theft. Stephanie Lynn Pajowski, 30, felony violation of probation warrant, driving with license suspended felony 2 counts. Shatera Shenipa Richards, 24, bench warrant failure to appear pretrial conference retail petit theft, resisting or obstructing without violence. Derek Nathaniel Thomas, 23, felony violation of probation warrant cocaine possession. Classic American musical Guys and Dolls is live on stage at Ocala Civic Theatre from May 16 through June 9! In New York City, the heat is on! Unlucky gambler Nathan Detroit (John LaPaille) keeps trying to outrun the cops as he looks for a place to host the oldest established permanent floating crap game in New York. However, his long-suffering fiance Miss Adelaide (Joan Elizabeth), headliner at the Hot Box nightclub, is more interested in getting Nathan to the altar after 14 thwarted attempts. Meanwhile, suave high-roller Sky Masterson (Frank Louis Carullo), who is looking for action in many ways, has his eye on Save-a-Soul mission doll Sarah Brown (Victoria Sexton). He always wins, but the prim Sister isnt betting on his luck holding out. Everyones gambling on something, and the stakes are riding high. Odds are good for an entertaining time! Nathans wisecracking gang of gamblers includes Nicely-Nicely Johnson (Patrick Stanley), Benny Southstreet (Bill Roughton), Rusty Charlie (Gregg Bleam), Big Jule (Darrell Riley), Angie the Ox (Tom Ferreira), Harry the Horse (Adi Knapp), Society Max (Garrett Penning), Liver Lips Louie (Kenneth Lamb), Brandy Bottle Bates (Steve Gordon), and Scranton Slim (Max Trammell). Miss Adelaide is backed up by the Hot Box dancers: Amanda Franz, Miranda Morris, Melanie Tarter, and Aubrey Wise. Accompanying Sister Sarah in her mission of mercy are her grandfather, Arvide Abernathy (George Coker), and the Save-a-Soul mission band: Agatha (Shelby Randle), Calvin (J.P Leemans), and Martha (Cassandra Schwartz). General Matilda B. Cartwright (Kim Wise) is also on the scene to make sure Sarah is saving enough souls. Joey Biltmore (Clark Dougherty) runs the local garage, and Lieutenant Brannigan (David Hedges) provides the long arm of the law. And the colorful characters in the ensemble (Tattiana Blackman, Jordan Davidson, Daniel DiCola, Britani Jurkowski, William Lewis, Aiden McIntyre, and Faith Morales) provide the hustle and bustle of the city that never sleeps. The swinging score includes songs such as Luck Be a Lady, Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat, I've Never Been in Love Before, A Bushel and a Peck, Adelaide's Lament, Sue Me, and If I Were a Bell. With its dazzling dance numbers and glittering skyline, this bold and brassy musical is a winner however you roll the dice! Guys and Dolls is directed and choreographed by Greg Thompson. Music director is Ryan Pagels. Set design is by Dennis Maulden, with lighting by Robert P Robins, sound by Timothy J. Dygert, and costumes by Elizabeth Tarner. Ginny Riley is production stage manager. Tickets are $22 for adults and $10 for full-time students (student ID required for college students). For reservations or more information, call (352) 236-2274 or stop by the box office. You may buy tickets online at www.ocalacivictheatre.com. (A service charge applies to online purchases.) The Ocala Civic Theatre is located at 4337 East Silver Springs Boulevard (East State Road 40) in the Appleton Cultural Center. The theatre produces more than 12 fully staged, professional-quality live performances each season. Guys and Dolls at Civic Theatre VISION PROBLEMS? Get An Eye Exam. HEARING LOSS? Turn up the T.V. Tell people to speak up Dont answer the phone. Stay out of restaurants. Dont go to movies. Avoid socializing. If you want to pay more for better hearing... THATS YOUR BUSINESS! If you want to pay LESS... THATS OUR BUSINESS! YOU NEED TO CALL IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE Has difficulty hearing outdoors, in restaurants or home Problems following conversation, especially in groups Frequently ask others to repeat themselves Strain to understand certain peoples voices or words Seems like people mumble, you want them to speak up Are told you play the T.V. too loud. Is Your Hearing Difficulty Earwax Buildup or Something More Serious? FREE Test Dates are available May 3-10, 2013 Your Video Otoscope exam may reveal such common problems as: Excessive ear wax Damage to your eardrum Visible obstruction in the ear canal Other conditions which may make it difficult for you to hear clearly You may qualify for FREE Rechargeable Hearing Aids (no need to change batteries!) ACT TODAY! FEDERAL WORKERS AND RETIREES Annual Hearing Test: SMART Annual Hearing Test: GENIUS F ree ATTENTION To avoid waiting you MUST call ahead for an appointment. 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. 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BRIEFS Last chance to voteThis is the last chance for you to tell the community how you feel about your favorite businesses. The annual Readers Choice ballot is in todays home-delivered editions for the third and final time. Readers may fill out the ballot on Pages 13 and 14, following the instructions included on the ballot, and turn them in to be eligible for a $100 prize. The entries must be received by May 8. Results of the voting will be published in a special section to be published in June. To protect the integrity of the voting, ballots are only available in homedelivered papers. INDEX Bookmark..............................23 Cherrywood.........................15 Classifieds.............................30 Judis Journal.......................18 Oak Run.................................20 Obituary...................................3 Out to Pastor........................11 Pun Alley...............................29 Puzzles...................................27 Spruce Creek North...........22CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & Businesses FRIDAY, May 3, 2013 VOLUME 17 NUMBER 49 www.smcitizen.com 32 ~ Friday, May 3, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Turning in the pills PHOTO BY RON RATNER PHOTO BY JIM CLARK A rush of residents descended upon the Southwest District Sheriffs Office Brian Litz Building last Saturday for the national drug take-back day, sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Marion County Sheriffs Office. Above, the parking lot was full early as cars lined up on State Road 200 to enter the facility. At right, Barbara Goldstein of Oak Run did what many others did also, dropping off some medication for proper disposal. See column on Page 8. It was a great day for a race on April 20, when the Helping Hands run was held at the Baseline Greenway Trailhead in Ocala. The purpose of the event was to raise money to help people in need, particularly single moms and children ... assisting them with housing, food, clothes, medical, transportation, jobs, education, and counseling. Proceeds from the event were $40,000. More than 425 registered runners and walkers, including many young people, took part, and there were more than 100 spectators and volunteers. Many personal records were set among the top runners. Special guest runners and participants present included U.S. Congressman Ted Yoho, former Sheriff Ed Dean, State Attorney Brad King, City Attorney Jimmy Gooding, Tax Collector George Albright, County Commissioner Kathy Bryant, Miss Marion County USA Tori Petry, the Forest High cheerleaders and their Helping Hands run raises $40,000 The start of the Helping Hands run. PLEASESEERUN PAGE3 A 53-year-old Ocala man who was crossing State Road 200 on foot Wednesday night, April 24, was struck by two vehicles and killed. The accident took place in the area of Southwest 88th Terrace, across from the entrance to Pine Run and in front of the shopping center which houses the office of the South Marion Citizen and West Marion Messenger. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Al Scott Benson was crossing the highway when he was struck by a Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by Ramona Jane Natal, 46, of Dunnellon. Then a Ford Crown Victoria driven by Robert Cecil Johnson, 53, of Ocala struck Benson as he was lying in the road. Benson, who was listed as a construction worker who moved to this area 20 years ago, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, which occurred about 9:35 p.m. Neither driver was injured. Both vehicles stayed at the scene until law enforcement officials arrived. Man dies crossing SR 200 A memorial for Al Scott Benson was placed in front of Kingsland Plaza Tuesday. Its high time for moms to be pampered. On May 9, Paddock Mall is the place to be as Simon Property Group, Inc. provides a free evening of relaxation and fun in honor of national Moms Nite Out. One hundred twenty nine Simon properties will be participating in this years event. The presenting sponsor of Simons Moms Nite Out celebration this year is Rethink Varicose Veins. At Paddock Mall, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in an exciting evening Mom event May 9 at Paddock Mall PLEASESEEMOM PAGE3 Rotary ribs return for sale this SaturdayThe fully-cooked baby back ribs from the Rotary Club of Ocala Southwest are back. On Saturday May 4 starting at 10 a.m., the tent at the Bank of the Ozarks on State Road 200 and Southwest 99th Street will be back with the purpose of raising funds to allow the Rotary Club of Ocala Southwest to support the College of Central Florida Nursing Scholarship Program and other local and international projects. A full rack of smoke-cooked baby back ribs costs only $18 if you prepay and pick up your order before 12:30 p.m. The cost is $20 for racks that are not prepaid. It is highly recommended to preorder and to get there early (if you dont preorder) before the ribs are gone! Before cooking, the ribs undergo a dry rub, imparting a flavor that can only be described as heavenly. 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BRIEFS Last chance to voteThis is the last chance for you to tell the community how you feel about your favorite businesses. The annual Readers Choice ballot is in todays home-delivered editions for the third and final time. Readers may fill out the ballot on Pages 13 and 14, following the instructions included on the ballot, and turn them in to be eligible for a $100 prize. The entries must be received by May 8. Results of the voting will be published in a special section to be published in June. To protect the integrity of the voting, ballots are only available in homedelivered papers. INDEX Bookmark..............................23 Cherrywood.........................15 Classifieds.............................30 Judis Journal.......................18 Oak Run.................................20 Obituary...................................3 Out to Pastor........................11 Pun Alley...............................29 Puzzles...................................27 Spruce Creek North...........22CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & BusinessesFRIDAY, May 3, 2013 VOLUME 17 NUMBER 49 www.smcitizen.com32~ Friday, May 3, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Turning in the pills PHOTO BY RON RATNER PHOTO BY JIM CLARK A rush of residents descended upon the Southwest District Sheriffs Office Brian Litz Building last Saturday for the national drug take-back day, sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Marion County Sheriffs Office. Above, the parking lot was full early as cars lined up on State Road 200 to enter the facility. At right, Barbara Goldstein of Oak Run did what many others did also, dropping off some medication for proper disposal. See column on Page 8. It was a great day for a race on April 20, when the Helping Hands run was held at the Baseline Greenway Trailhead in Ocala. The purpose of the event was to raise money to help people in need, particularly single moms and children ... assisting them with housing, food, clothes, medical, transportation, jobs, education, and counseling. Proceeds from the event were $40,000. More than 425 registered runners and walkers, including many young people, took part, and there were more than 100 spectators and volunteers. Many personal records were set among the top runners. Special guest runners and participants present included U.S. Congressman Ted Yoho, former Sheriff Ed Dean, State Attorney Brad King, City Attorney Jimmy Gooding, Tax Collector George Albright, County Commissioner Kathy Bryant, Miss Marion County USA Tori Petry, the Forest High cheerleaders and their Helping Hands run raises $40,000 The start of the Helping Hands run. PLEASESEERUN PAGE3 A 53-year-old Ocala man who was crossing State Road 200 on foot Wednesday night, April 24, was struck by two vehicles and killed. The accident took place in the area of Southwest 88th Terrace, across from the entrance to Pine Run and in front of the shopping center which houses the office of the South Marion Citizen and West Marion Messenger. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Al Scott Benson was crossing the highway when he was struck by a Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by Ramona Jane Natal, 46, of Dunnellon. Then a Ford Crown Victoria driven by Robert Cecil Johnson, 53, of Ocala struck Benson as he was lying in the road. Benson, who was listed as a construction worker who moved to this area 20 years ago, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, which occurred about 9:35 p.m. Neither driver was injured. Both vehicles stayed at the scene until law enforcement officials arrived. Man dies crossing SR 200 A memorial for Al Scott Benson was placed in front of Kingsland Plaza Tuesday. Its high time for moms to be pampered. On May 9, Paddock Mall is the place to be as Simon Property Group, Inc. provides a free evening of relaxation and fun in honor of national Moms Nite Out. One hundred twenty nine Simon properties will be participating in this years event. The presenting sponsor of Simons Moms Nite Out celebration this year is Rethink Varicose Veins. At Paddock Mall, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in an exciting evening Mom event May 9 at Paddock Mall PLEASESEEMOM, PAGE3 Rotary ribs return for sale this SaturdayThe fully-cooked baby back ribs from the Rotary Club of Ocala Southwest are back. On Saturday May 4 starting at 10 a.m., the tent at the Bank of the Ozarks on State Road 200 and Southwest 99th Street will be back with the purpose of raising funds to allow the Rotary Club of Ocala Southwest to support the College of Central Florida Nursing Scholarship Program and other local and international projects. A full rack of smoke-cooked baby back ribs costs only $18 if you prepay and pick up your order before 12:30 p.m. The cost is $20 for racks that are not prepaid. It is highly recommended to preorder and to get there early (if you dont preorder) before the ribs are gone! Before cooking, the ribs undergo a dry rub, imparting a flavor that can only be described as heavenly. Rotary President Beverly Wise says that the ingredients of the savory dry rub are a PLEASESEERIBS, PAGE3 8602 SW HIGHWAY 200, Suite A & B OCALA, FL 34481 (Next to Big Lots and Quest Diagnostics on SR 200) www.ocalapharmacy.com 352-509-7890 1-855-OCALA-RX FAX 352-509-7899 Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8AM to 6PM Sat. 9AM to 1PM FREE PRESCRIPTION PICK-UP & DELIVERY FREE PRESCRIPTION PICK-UP & DELIVERY FREE PRESCRIPTION PICK -UP & DELIVERY FREE PRESCRIPTION PICK-UP & DELIVERY FREE PRESCRIPTION PICK-UP & DELIVERY FREE PRESCRIPTION PICK -UP & DELIVERY FREE PRESCRIPTION PICK-UP & DELIVERY FREE PRESCRIPTION PICK-UP & DELIVERY FREE PRESCRIPTION PICK -UP & DELIVERY FREE PRESCRIPTION PICK-UP & DELIVERY FREE PRESCRIPTION PICK-UP & DELIVERY FREE PRESCRIPTION PICK-UP & DELIVERY FREE PRESCRIPTION PICK -UP & DELIVERY FREE PRESCRIPTION PICK-UP & DELIVERY GRAND OPENING Monday, May 6 Come and Check Out Our Prices!!! We Offer the Lowest Prices! 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After retirement from the Navy, Richard took a job with a car dealership in Kenosha, Wisconsin. He and his friends would frequent a restaurant lounge called Ninos Steak House. The manager of Ninos was Dolly and as he described her, the most beautiful woman in the world. Dolly wasnt much interested in a relationship and worked every weekend. For six months Richard tried to get a date with her only to be told, Im working. Taking the bull by the horns, Richard went to her manager and convinced him to give Dolly a Friday night off. Swooping in Richard invited Dolly to a lobster dinner. What he didnt tell her was that it would be a picnic style meal at the Round Lake Yacht Club. After getting his 21-foot Chris Craft docked, they sat down to eat. When some one is invited to a lobster dinner at a Yacht Club, they dont normally expect paper plates and plastic utensils. Fortunately Dolly had a sense of humor and the two of them laughed throughout the meal as they wrestled with their meal. A subsequent courtship began at a place called Blarneys Island. The quaint watering hole was an easy trip on Richards Chris Craft and soon they became regulars. Their favorite dance song was Yellow Bird so whenever they walked in, the band would immediately strike up that tune for them. For nearly 31 years they have been laughing, dancing and sharing life in marriage. Their biggest joy is sharing each others company in everything they do and spending time with their families. Their blended families get along famously and much of the summer, from May until September, they spend in Wisconsin entertaining their children; 13 grandchildren and five great grandchildren as well as spending time with brothers and sisters. Their home in Wisconsin is situated right on the Wolf River and a lake in Freemont. It is known as the White Bass capital of the world and Richard manages to feed his large family and friends with all the fish he catches. In November of 1995 Dolly retired from the variety store that she owned and ran while Richard left his career in sales. They sold the home they had built together and while maintaining their summer residence in Wisconsin, moved to Florida. They were the ninth home built in Cherrywood. Dolly was instrumental in the design of their house which they love. Richard confides, We loved Cherrywood from the first day and still do. Both have done much to get our activities going here in the community. Dolly was a founding member of the Entertainment Committee; Ladies Travel Billiards League; and starting dances at the clubhouse. Richard complimented her efforts by organizing the mens Travel Billiards League; golfing and of course Bingo. In the early days of Bingo, Richard had a hand cranked machine. He laughs describing how it took three people to operate. Now of course, thanks to his efforts, we have a modern machine to be enjoyed as he hosts games every Thursday at 7 p.m. Together they enjoy dancing, cards, travel, fishing, family and each other. Because of them, our quality of life here at Cherrywood is enhanced greatly. When you come to Bingo or when you see Dolly and Richard out and about, stop and tell them Thank you, for their work and good deeds and a special thanks to Richard for his service. We are proud of residents like Dolly and Richard for all they have done; for all they do and for helping to make Cherrywood the great community that it is. From your reporterIf you have suggestions, ideas or comments about this column please feel free to contact me at urperssec@yahoo.com. Im always happy to hear from my readers. Friday, May 3, 2013 ~ 31 www.smcitizen.com 2~ Friday, May 3, 2013 www.smcitizen.com CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 17 Marions Most Wanted Michael Wayne Evans Jr., 25, felony bench warrant failure to appear violation of probation arraignment dealing in stolen property. Willie James Galloway, 37, felony violation of probation warrant aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, aggravated child abuse. Billy Jason Overstreet Jr., 37, bench warrant failure to appear arraignment retail petit theft. Stephanie Lynn Pajowski, 30, felony violation of probation warrant, driving with license suspended felony 2 counts. Shatera Shenipa Richards, 24, bench warrant failure to appear pretrial conference retail petit theft, resisting or obstructing without violence. Derek Nathaniel Thomas, 23, felony violation of probation warrant cocaine possession. Classic American musical Guys and Dolls is live on stage at Ocala Civic Theatre from May 16 through June 9! In New York City, the heat is on! Unlucky gambler Nathan Detroit (John LaPaille) keeps trying to outrun the cops as he looks for a place to host the oldest established permanent floating crap game in New York. However, his long-suffering fiance Miss Adelaide (Joan Elizabeth), headliner at the Hot Box nightclub, is more interested in getting Nathan to the altar after 14 thwarted attempts. Meanwhile, suave high-roller Sky Masterson (Frank Louis Carullo), who is looking for action in many ways, has his eye on Save-a-Soul mission doll Sarah Brown (Victoria Sexton). He always wins, but the prim Sister isnt betting on his luck holding out. Everyones gambling on something, and the stakes are riding high. Odds are good for an entertaining time! Nathans wisecracking gang of gamblers includes Nicely-Nicely Johnson (Patrick Stanley), Benny Southstreet (Bill Roughton), Rusty Charlie (Gregg Bleam), Big Jule (Darrell Riley), Angie the Ox (Tom Ferreira), Harry the Horse (Adi Knapp), Society Max (Garrett Penning), Liver Lips Louie (Kenneth Lamb), Brandy Bottle Bates (Steve Gordon), and Scranton Slim (Max Trammell). Miss Adelaide is backed up by the Hot Box dancers: Amanda Franz, Miranda Morris, Melanie Tarter, and Aubrey Wise. Accompanying Sister Sarah in her mission of mercy are her grandfather, Arvide Abernathy (George Coker), and the Save-a-Soul mission band: Agatha (Shelby Randle), Calvin (J.P Leemans), and Martha (Cassandra Schwartz). General Matilda B. Cartwright (Kim Wise) is also on the scene to make sure Sarah is saving enough souls. Joey Biltmore (Clark Dougherty) runs the local garage, and Lieutenant Brannigan (David Hedges) provides the long arm of the law. And the colorful characters in the ensemble (Tattiana Blackman, Jordan Davidson, Daniel DiCola, Britani Jurkowski, William Lewis, Aiden McIntyre, and Faith Morales) provide the hustle and bustle of the city that never sleeps. The swinging score includes songs such as Luck Be a Lady, Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat, I've Never Been in Love Before, A Bushel and a Peck, Adelaide's Lament, Sue Me, and If I Were a Bell. With its dazzling dance numbers and glittering skyline, this bold and brassy musical is a winner however you roll the dice! Guys and Dolls is directed and choreographed by Greg Thompson. Music director is Ryan Pagels. Set design is by Dennis Maulden, with lighting by Robert P. Robins, sound by Timothy J. Dygert, and costumes by Elizabeth Tarner. Ginny Riley is production stage manager. Tickets are $22 for adults and $10 for full-time students (student ID required for college students). For reservations or more information, call (352) 236-2274 or stop by the box office. You may buy tickets online at www.ocalacivictheatre.com. (A service charge applies to online purchases.) The Ocala Civic Theatre is located at 4337 East Silver Springs Boulevard (East State Road 40) in the Appleton Cultural Center. The theatre produces more than 12 fully staged, professional-quality live performances each season. Guys and Dolls at Civic Theatre VISION PROBLEMS? Get An Eye Exam. HEARING LOSS? Turn up the T.V. Tell people to speak up Dont answer the phone. Stay out of restaurants. Dont go to movies. Avoid socializing. If you want to pay more for better hearing... THATS YOUR BUSINESS! If you want to pay LESS... THATS OUR BUSINESS! YOU NEED TO CALL IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE Has difficulty hearing outdoors, in restaurants or home Problems following conversation, especially in groups Frequently ask others to repeat themselves Strain to understand certain peoples voices or words Seems like people mumble, you want them to speak up Are told you play the T.V. too loud. 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This weeks puzzle answers ROTC military cadets, Francis Marion Military Academys 2013 championship orienteering team, basketball players from Central Floridas 2013 national championship team, elite track runners from area high schools, former Boston Marathon runners, and more. Sponsors included 54 businesses, individuals, civic William Deering Parker, 74 William D. Parker, 74, passed away April 27, 2013, in Ocala, after a long battle with Alzheimers. Bill was born Aug. 6, 1938, in Greensboro, N.C., to Sennett Kaup and Ruth Adele (Smith) Parker. Bill first served in the Air Force and then the U.S. State Department. He worked in Uruguay, the USSR, Germany, South Africa, Somalia, the Dominican Republic, Paraguay, Malawi, India, Costa Rica, Turkey, and Washington DC. In 1994, Bill and his wife Dee moved to Ocala. He spoke seven languages and taught himself electrical engineering. Bill had an unquenchable curiosity about almost everything. Bill became a liaison between ham radio clubs and the Sheriffs office, and was recognized with a Distinguished Service Award for his 10-year volunteer contributions to the (MERT) Marion County Emergency Radio Communications Team. Bill grew MERT into an integral part of emergency preparedness in central Florida. He wrote the first operations manual and guided drill practices. Because of his planning before Hurricanes Charley, Frances, Jeanne and Alberto, local ham radio operators supplied needed services until normal communications could be restored. Bill loved being among these talented and devoted men and women. He was a life-long member of AARL. As a final act of service, Bills body will be donated to science to help find a cure for Alzheimers. Bill was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Robert Carraway Parker. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Dolores (Montoya); and two daughters, Karen (Peter) Gamble of Raleigh, N.C., and Judith Adele Parker of Portland, Oregon; two grandchildren, Rebecca Kileen Gamble and John Parker Gamble; as well as brother, James R. Parker (Charlene) of Springfield, Va. The family extends grateful thanks to the staff at Superior Residences at Cala Hills and Hospice of Marion County for their care and support during Bills final journey. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to Hospice of Marion County, 3231 S.W. 34th Ave, Ocala, FL 34474 or online at http://www.hospiceofmarion.com/donations.html. Arrangements are under the care of Countryside Funeral Home 352-620-2006. OBITUARY filled with refreshments, entertainment, fashion shows and beauty services, and prize giveaways all focused on rewarding Moms. The Paddock Mall event will take place Thursday, May 9, from 5 to 8 p.m. in Center Court. WOCA DJ Joe Martone will be onhand to emcee the festivities! Moms are so incredibly deserving of a night off, said Brenda Cleary, director of marketing and business development at Paddock Mall, and it is our privilege to be the venue where they come to enjoy it. Cleary added that as an extra bonus, one lucky mom and her friend will be treated to a trip to Chicago to see Bon Jovis Because We Can tour at historic Soldier Field on Friday, July 12. Bon Jovis new release, What About Now is in stores now. Rethink Varicose Veins is an educational campaign encouraging the more than 30 million Americans who suffer from venous disease, including varicose veins and chronic venous insufficiency (CVI), to rethink their condition and recognize it as a serious health concern. The campaign, led by a coalition of medical societies and sponsored by Covidien, encourages those with venous disease to learn more about their condition, find a vein specialist, and make informed decisions about the best, and often minimally-invasive treatment option for them. As part of the campaign, Olympic Gold Medalist Summer Sanders shares her personal story about the impact venous disease had on her life and the improvements she experienced. MOMCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 RUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 secret thats as closely guarded as the Coca Cola recipe. Youll need to eat the Rotarys baby back ribs to experience the great taste. If you want to place your ribs in the freezer and eat them later, reheating directions are included with your wrapped order. Pre-paid tickets are being sold by members of the Rotary Club of Ocala Southwest. You can also buy tickets at Integrity Home Health Care on Southwest 103 Street and at several locations along State Route 200 including the Bank of the Ozarks, Alarion Bank, Coldwell Banker/Ellison Realty, the law office of W.E. Bishop Jr. and M&S Bank on College Road. For more information, visit the Rotary Club of Ocala Southwest Facebook page or call W. E Bishop Jr. at 352-237-9225. RIBSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 groups, and churches .... including former Governor Kenneth H. Buddy MacKay, College of Central Florida, Munroe Regional Medical Center, Ocala Eye, Junior League of Ocala, former Sheriff Don Moreland, Ocala Health, Regions Bank, Adena Springs South, Ed and Sarah Dean. The three biggest sponsors were Wells Fargo and Signature Brands, each giving $5,000 sponsorships, plus Townley manufacturing with a sponsorship of $2,500. For more information, go to www.helpinghandsocala.org. Tori Petry, Miss Marion County USA, with U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho at the Helping Hands race. 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Friday, May 3 Town Hall meetings setDunnellon area-residents will soon have an opportunity to speak with county leaders closer to home. The Marion County Board of County Commissioners is hosting a town hall meeting on Friday, May 3, from 9-11 a.m. at the Dunnellon Public Library (20351 Robinson Road, Dunnellon). The County Commission is holding a series of town hall meetings to meet and speak with residents in their districts; this is the second town hall scheduled in a 10-meeting series. The next town hall event will be held June 7 from 9-11 a.m. at the Belleview Public Library (13145 S.E. County Road 484, Belleview). These are the only two meetings scheduled close to the State Road 200 Corridor that have been announced.. For more information on the town halls, please contact the County Commission Office at 352-438-2323. Saturday, May 4 AUCE pancakes at CrossroadsA pancake breakfast for the community is planned for May 4, 8 to 11 a.m. by members of Crossroads Church of God. All you can eat pancakes, sausage and drink is $5. Crossroads is at 8070 S.W. 60th Ave, Ocala. The church office phone is 352291-2080.Yard sale at First CongregationalA huge yard sale will take place on Saturday, May 4 at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 7171 S.W. State Road 200, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Enrichment Center. There will be electronics, furniture, tools, clothing, jewelry, home decor, appliances and much, much more.Historical Novel Society meetsThe Florida Chapter of the Historical Novel Society meets on the first Saturday of each month in the Community Room at the Central Ridge Library, 425 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Beverly Hills. Business meetings begin at 1 p.m. and programs begin at 1:30 p.m. The May 4 meeting will be devoted to preparing for the fifth annual North American Conference of the Historical Novel Society to be held at the historic Renaissance Vinoy Resort in St. Petersburg, June 22-23. For those who plan to attend the Conference, we will be working on pitching a manuscript to an agent or editor, writing a book blurb, reviewing query letters and synopses, and there may be small group critique sessions for those not attending the conference. Everyone interested in reading, writing, and the historical novel genre is welcome to attend meetings of FCHNS. For more information call Marian Fox 352-726-0162 or visit our website www.fchns.org. Book sale at main libraryAt the main library on Silver Springs Boulevard, the Friends of the Ocala Library will hold their quarterly book sale on Saturday, May 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Rooms B and C. Hardcover books in all categories will be on sale for 50 cents, and paperbacks for 25 cents. Chess Club to meetThe chess club that formed at the Freedom Public Library meets the first Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grab your board and chess pieces and come on down. Interested persons are invited to attend for a rousing game of chess. Its your move! For more information, call Ron at 352-873-2276.Free yoga class in Sholom ParkEnjoy a free yoga class in the beautiful Peace Park, on Southwest 80th Avenue, 2 1/2 miles north of State Road 200, on May 4 at 9 a.m. We meet on the first Saturday of each month until November, weather permitting. For information, call Ingrid at 352854-7950.Sunday, May 5 Concert at Ocala WestThe Southern Express Orchestra of Ocala will be in concert at the Ocala West United Methodist Church on Sunday, May 5, at 3 p.m. Featured will be some of the great music from the Big Band days as well as Show Tunes. This concert promises to be a wonderful afternoon of music. The Southern Express Orchestra is truly outstanding and has been appearing at Ocala West for several years as part of the annual concert series. Their sound is amazing and their level of musical expertise is superior in every way. The church is pleased to have them back. The orchestra is under the very capable direction of John Holland. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St. in Ocala. Phone is 352-854-9550.Civic Chorale to performOn Sunday, May 5, at 3 p.m., the Marion Civic Chorale, conducted by Matthew Bumbach, will perform a concert titled Give My Regards to Broadway at First United Methodist Church, 1126 E. Silver Springs Blvd. diagonally across the street from the old Ritz Hotel in Ocala. The program will include A Sentimental Journey Thru the 40s and medleys from Les Miserables, My Fair Lady, and The Phantom of the Opera. Admission is free but a free-will offering will be taken to benefit the churchs Tuesday Morning Outreach Ministry to help the homeless, jobless, and others in need. For further information about the concert, contact us at 352-537-0207 or www.fumcocala.org or wayne@fumcocala.org. Youth Symphony concertThe Ocala Youth Symphony is presenting its last concert of the season at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 5 at West Port High School, 3733 S.W. 80th Ave., Ocala. This is the end of the symphonys 14th season. Come and enjoy the musical presentations of these amazing musicians ranging in age from 8 to 18. Works selected range from the classics to contemporary, something for everyones musical taste. All concerts are free and open to the public. Bring a friend! For information call 352-873-6738.Friday, May 3, 2013 ~ 29 www.smcitizen.com 4~ Friday, May 3, 2013 www.smcitizen.com SOUTH MARION Citizen The South Marion Citizen is a free community newspaper covering news of communities in southwest Marion County including Oak Run, Pine Run, Palm Cay, On Top of the World, Kingsland Country Estates, Countryside Farms, Marion Landing, Majestic Oaks, Hidden Lake, Woods and Meadows Estates, Paddock Farms, Saddle Oak Club, Deer Creek, Cherrywood Estates, Hardwood Trails, Candler Hills, Country Oaks, and Harvest Meadows, among others. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Citizen: If your community is listed above and the Citizen is not delivered to your home and you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 200 Corridor, call 854-3986CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481 EditorJim Clark Circulation Barbara Jaggers Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean and Kristy Kaigan General Manager John Provost Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Deadline for classified ads :Deadline for display advertising : Tuesday 4 p.m. before publicationMonday 5 p.m. before publication READER SERVICES I want to get news in the Citizen.Call editor Jim Clark at 352-854-3986 or send by e-mail to editor@smcitizen.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Citizenoffice in Kingsland Plaza. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Member of the Community Papers of Florida Hospice seeks singersHospice of Marion County invites you to consider a unique volunteer service. We have a special choral group known as the Journey Singers that sings songs of healing and comfort at the bedsides of the ill or dying at the four Marion County Hospice Houses, private homes, and other selective venues. We offer a wide choice of music, including spiritual, secular and patriotic selections. If you can read music and sing a cappella (that is, without instrumental accompaniment), and have a compassionate heart, join us in this rewarding journey. Call 352873-7441 for more details. Read the classifieds Community calendar The 139th running of the Kentucky Derby takes place tomorrow. Known as The Fastest Two Minutes in Sports for its approximate duration, and also called The Run for the Roses for the blanket of roses draped over the winner, it is the most famous horse race in the United States. Pun Alley celebrates this prestigious event by going to the track for some racy stories.ZoologyA young boy told his mother that his father had taken him to the zoo. The mother couldnt believe it. She said, Your father has never taken anyone to the zoo in his whole life. The boy said, He did, and one of the animals paid fifty dollars!Race fanA sharpie sold a naive racing fan a broken-down filly. When the fan went to the stable to see his new purchase, the vet was laboriously working over the horse. Is my horse sick? asked the new owner. Shes not the picture of health, the vet informed him, we hope to pull her through. Will I ever be able to race her? asked the fan. Chances are you will, the vet assured him, and youll probably beat her, too.None betterAn anonymous donor left a modest estate to a small convent. Each nun was given $50 to give away as she saw fit. Sister Catherine decided to give her share to the first poor person she saw. This happened to be a man leaning against the telephone pole across the street, and he obviously had known better days. She went out to the man and pressed the $50 into his hands and said, Godspeed, my good man. As she left, the man called out to her, What is your name? Shyly, she replied, Sister Catherine. The following evening, the man returned to the convent and rang the bell. Id like to see Sister Catherine, he said. The nun at the door answered, Im sorry, but I cannot disturb her right now. May I give her a message? Yes, said the man gleefully. Give her this $100 and tell her Godspeed came in second at Belmont. Some racy storiesHe finally figured out a way to leave the track with money. He gave up picking horses and started picking pockets. The horse named Fleabag was scratched. I bet on a great horse yesterday! It took seven horses to beat him. Harry Schine bought a horse and named it Harvest Moon. Then he had a portrait painted of himself sitting astride the horse. The painting, of course, was titled, Schine on Harvest Moon. Horses eat best when there isnt a bit in their mouths. Theres a new drink, popular in Boston, called the Paul Revere cocktail. Two drinks and you wake the neighbors and start horsing around. The ship had three horses and a sick bay. A gambler was hiding in the shrubbery next to the racetrack. He was hedging his bets. Jockeys take gallop polls to see which horse is most popular. Anyone should know how to put a saddle on a horse so it wont slip and cause an injury. Its a cinch. A horse named storm could ride like lightning with the rein.Winner?George said to Fred, I put $20 on a horse last week and he came in at twenty-five to one. Wow! You must be loaded, said Fred. Not really George replied, the rest of the field came in at twelve thirty.WhoaAn incurable horseplayer, whose wife bitterly opposed his betting, continued to bet on the sly. One day a friend stopped by at his home and asked, How did you make out with Susie-Q yesterday? The bettors wife heard the remark and stomped out of the room in obvious anger. Now youve blown it! said the husband. My wife thinks Ive given up betting. Youve got to square it somehow. When the wife returned to the room several minutes later, the visitor said to her, I think I gave you the wrong impression. Susie-Q isnt a racehorse. She is a waitress in the restaurant where the fellows in the office go to lunch.No saddle no nuttinOne of the worlds most famous horse riders was Lady Godiva. In her most celebrated ride, Lady Godiva didnt win, nor even place, but she sure did show. They say that when Lady Godivas horse saw she had no clothes on, it made him shy. Run for the Roses goes down Pun Alley Pun Alley Dick Frank Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com Deadline for material is Friday before publication www.gemgalleriajewelers.com www.consignmentjewelryocala.com PAT & RICH LAUGEN, Gemologist, AJP, Goldsmith 8441 SW SR 200 Ste 101 Friendship Center 237-2240 000ER5R It Came From for lifes special moments BUYING GOLD Fine Jewelry and Fast Repairs Mon-Fri 9-5 Sat by Appt. Happy Mothers Day! 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Friday, May 3, 2013 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 28~ Friday, May 3, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Tuesday, May 7 Meeting on Fair TaxA presentation of the Fair Tax will be held at the Holiday Inn Express. 5260 E. Silver Springs Blvd., on May 7 at 7 p.m. The Fair Tax bill (HR 25) will be coming up for discussion this year and you need to know what it is all about. Friday, May 10 Victorian Tea Party scheduledA Victorian Tea Party will be held on Friday, May 10, at the Grand Ballroom, 108 N.E. Magnolia Ave. starting at 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $18 per person and include buffet, music, a dramatic presentation from Father Knows Best, raffle items and a silent auction. Wear your tea party hat and bring your mother or daughter for Mothers Day. Seating is limited, so call 352-8734700 for tickets. All proceeds benefit the Florida Center for the Blind so it can provide free services to the visually impaired.Saturday, May 11 Donate food to letter carriersOn May 11, your letter carrier will be accepting donations to our area food banks. It is easy to help. Simply hang your donation from your mailbox and your mail carrier will pick it up. Area food banks are trying to stock up for one of the busiest times of the year. School will soon be over and many children are going to be home for lunch. For many families the only source for lunch is your local food bank. Marion County has been very generous in the past. We have been No.1 in our classification for four years in a row. Mail carriers have picked up over 1.3 million pounds. Interfaith Services is used as a distributor to other agencies such as Brothers Keeper and Salvation Army along with many others. We look forward to your support again this year.Breakfast at Ocala WestOcala West United Methodist Church will have a community-wide breakfast sponsored by the Mens Club on Saturday, May 11, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. All you care to eat for $5. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St., Ocala. Phone is 352-854-9550.Sunday, May 12 Symphony Under the StarsFine Arts for Ocala will hold its annual Symphony Under the Stars on Sunday, May 12 at the Ocala Golf Club on Silver Springs Boulevard. The Ocala Symphony Orchestra will be performing songs from the movies. Symphony Under the Stars is a perfect way to spend Mothers Day. The evening is family oriented and picnics are encouraged. Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy an evening of music ending in a spectacular fireworks display (weather conditions permitting). Gates open at 6 p.m. and the concert begins at 7. Food vendors will be selling food and drinks if you prefer to save mom the work of picnic preparation. Adirondack chairs may be rented for $5 and must be reserved by calling 352867-0355. Under the silent auction tent you will be able to bid on original art work from artists who participated in the Ocala Arts Festival. There will also be a $10 table where you can pick up an extra gift for mom. Golf cart transportation will again be available for those needing assistance from the parking areas. Patrons can pre-purchase tickets at the reduced price of $15 adults and $5 children (ages 6-12), as of April 19, at the following outlets: Gateway Bank, FAFO Office/Gallery, Macys, Brick City/Marion Cultural Alliance, MoJos Grill, Ocala Civic Theatre, Ocala Golf Club, Shannon Roth/Olivia and Company, Stellas Modern Pantry, Tres Chic, Villages Plastic Surgery, Your Hearts Desire, Yours Truly. Tickets may also be purchased with PayPal at fafo.org. Adult tickets at the gate are $20 and credit cards will be accepted. This popular community even has been sponsored by Palm Chevrolet, Munroe Regional Hospital System, Progress Energy and Dillon Video. For more information go to fafo.org or call the FAFO office at 352-867-0355. More on Pages 6-7 Saturday Breakfast is served from 8 to 10 a.m. Donation is $4. The Mens Auxiliary serves shrimp and wing baskets with coleslaw and fries on the first and third Friday from 4 to 6. All You Can Eat fish fry is held on the second and fourth Friday from 4 to 6. The donation is $6. An oven-roasted rib eye dinner which includes potato, roll and butter and dessert will be served on Saturday, May 4 from 4:30 to 6:30. Donation is $10. Presale tickets. No tickets will be sold at the door. A Mothers Day dinner will be held on Sunday, May 12, from 1 to 3. The menu includes ham, potato, vegetable, roll and butter and dessert. Donation is $6. Tickets are available in the Canteen. No tickets will be sold at the door. The Ladies Auxiliary is sponsoring a spaghetti and meatball dinner on Saturday, May 18, from 4:30 to 6:30. The dinner includes spaghetti and meatballs, mixed salad/with choice of dressing, garlic or plain Italian bread and homemade dessert. Donation is $8. Presale tickets. Tickets will not be sold at the door. A taco buffet sponsored by the Mens Auxiliary will be held on Friday, May 31, from 4 to 6. The buffet includes beef or chicken tacos with all the fixings. Tickets can be purchased in the Canteen and tickets will, also, be sold at the door. Donation is $7. Bingo is open to the public each Monday and Thursday with early bird specials starting at 11:30 a.m.. Lunch is available. Computer Classes: Free computer classes are now scheduled on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month beginning 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, May 3 and on Saturday, May 4 with Timeless. 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. Upcoming Events at VFW Post 4781 Editors note: This story was written by the public relations staff in the governors office in Tallahassee.Governor Rick Scott signed Senate Bill 1096 which provides Florida school districts with relief from excessive and unnecessary state regulations. Scott said, Last fall, I traveled the state and listened to parents, students and teachers to hear their ideas about how we can improve Floridas education system. We heard many great suggestions from teachers and administrators on how we can make changes at the state level to reduce unnecessary requirements and regulations so they can spend more time in the classroom teaching. Many teachers and administrators I spoke with expressed the need for flexibility which led me to convene a group of superintendents from around the state to review and recommend red tape rules and regulations we should cut in order to increase teachers time in the classroom. This legislation is a direct result of recommendations provided from the workgroup and we appreciate the input received from superintendents from across the state. This legislation removes unnecessary hurdles to preparing our students for college and careers and puts more control and flexibility into local districts hands so teachers can be where they belong in the classroom, educating our students. Florida Commissioner of Education Tony Bennett said, There are many exciting changes coming to Floridas students as we continue to raise standards and empower our schools and teachers to prepare a world-class workforce. This law will clarify the focus on that common goal by eliminating unnecessary and archaic clutter. Senator Bill Montford said, This bill relieves school districts of unnecessary and burdensome regulations. It will allow our classroom teachers, administrators and support personnel to spend more time working for Florida students. Orange County Superintendent Barbara Jenkins said, I am pleased Governor Scott signed this important bill today that will reduce burdensome regulations. Teachers and administrators can focus on the classroom. In Orange County Public Schools we appreciate Governor Scotts continued commitment to education and support his efforts to make sure our classroom teachers get a $2,500 pay raise. Broward County Superintendent Robert Runcie said, This bill allows school districts to focus their time on teaching and learning rather than compliance and red-tape. It is a good practice to review our rules and processes periodically as our goals and priorities change. I appreciate the Governors leadership on this topic as well as the Governor signs legislation relieving school regulations opportunity for me to serve on the committee to review duplicative and redundant reporting. Charlotte County Superintendent Doug Whittaker said, On behalf of the Charlotte County School District, we applaud Gov. Scott for signing this important legislation. It will have a meaningful impact across the state and get rid of some of the burdensome regulations school districts face. Highlands County Superintendent Wally Cox said, Last year, Governor Scott asked Superintendents for a list of outdated and burdensome laws that are not necessary and hinder our ability to manage our school districts. 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Friday, May 3, 2013 ~ 27 www.smcitizen.com 6~ Friday, May 3, 2013 www.smcitizen.com ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Youve set a fast pace for yourself. But as you approach your goal, you might want to slow down a bit in order to take time to reassess your situation and make changes while you can. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Patience continues to be a virtue for the Divine Bovine. So as eager as you might be to get things moving, remember that time is on your side. Make good use of it. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Theres a wee bit of uncertainty in the early part of the week. But things clear up as more facts come to light. Spend quality time this weekend with family and friends. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) An old friends return could open new possibilities for both of you. But dont let yourself be rushed into anything. There could be some factors you havent yet explored. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) This week offers a challenge youre raring to take on. And while eager to get started, do so slowly so that you can focus those sharp Cats Eyes on every detail. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Put your skepticism aside and listen to advice from colleagues whove been where you are now. What they say could be helpful as you get closer to a decision. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) A family matter might again require your reassuring touch. Handle it, as always, with kindness and fairness, even if some of your kin prove to be especially difficult. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Your ability to tackle even the most intricate details of a project is likely to impress some very important people. A relative shares news later this week. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) The Archers aim might be focused on the big picture this week, but dont overlook checking for those details you might have missed. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) You might feel awkward asking for assistance, but who would refuse the charming Goats request? Do it, then go ahead and enjoy a musical weekend. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Pour some cold water on that simmering misunderstanding before it boils over. The sooner things settle, the sooner you can move ahead with your plans. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Youre in a highly productive period, which you feel can go on forever. But you could be courting exhaustion. Take time out to relax and restore your energies. BORN THIS WEEK: You can combine a sense of adventure with a penchant for practicality. Have you considered a travel-related field? Tuesday, May 14 Macintos h us ers to m eetThe Ocala Macintosh User Group will meet on Tuesday, May 14, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the St. George Anglican Cathedral Parish Hall, 5646 S.E. 28th St., Ocala. Featured topics for the May OMUG meeting are Alternative TV Services by Burt Stephens and Apple TV by Bob Adams. These presentations will be followed by our monthly tech tips from Phil Davis. Visitors are always welcome. For more information about OMUG, visit our website at http://ocalamug.org.Thursday, May 16 Air Force group to m eetThe May meeting of the Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association will be held on Thursday, May 16 at 7 p.m. at the Ocala Regional Airport Administration Building 750 S.W. 60th Ave. Our guest speaker will be Richard Hurley of the law firm of Cory & Hurley, who will speak on VA Benefits and how to get them. Dont miss this informative meeting. Bring a note pad and pen. Any question contact Mike Emig 352854-8328Saturday, May 18 Ven d ors w anted f or f lea m ark etThe Ocala 200 Lions Club will be having a yard sale fundraiser on May 18 in the Bank of the Ozarks parking lot from 8 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. The public is invited to rent a space for $15, bring your own table. All funds generated from this event will, as always, be used for local community projects. For more information, or to rent a space contact Lion Bob Melnick at 352861-2730. Book s ale f or f ood bankA book sale to benefit the Animal Charity Food Bank will be held Saturday, May 18, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Winn-Dixie, 8445 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. Donate a bag of cat food and get three free books. Also, bring your aluminum cans for recycling. For information, call 352-291-1962.Scand inavian Club of Marion The Scandinavian Club of Marion County invites people of Danish, Finish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish decent to join us at our next meeting on May 18. We will meet at 11:30 a.m. at the Ocala Hilton, 3600 S.W. 36th Ave. in Ocala. The menu will be chicken cordon bleu with mashed potatoes, salad, coffee and dessert. The cost is $16 per person. Reservations and payment must be made in advance. Payment must be received by Wednesday the 15th of May. Checks to be made out to Jim Neate and mailed to Jim Neate, 643-A Midway Drive, Ocala, FL 34472. For further details call Jim Neate 352687-1580, Don Clauson 352-861-1235 or Terry Rasmussen 352-347-8362.Haitian Flag Day d inner/danceTo celebrate Haitian Flag Day, the Haitian Community of St. Jude Catholic Community is hosting a formal dinner dance on Saturday, May 18, at the Marion Oaks Community Center. Tickets are priced at $20 per person and are available from the church office. Sunday, May 19 Country Sund ay luncheonThe Friendship Fellowship Luncheon features fried chicken and side dishes provided by regular attendees. Following lunch there will be games including: watermelon seed spitting, watermelon eating, horseshoes, and lots more. Enjoy an afternoon of Christian fellowship beginning immediately following the Worship Service. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S,W, 80th St,. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, www.ccomc.org/.Wednesday, May 22 Im proving care f or vets sem inarHospice of Marion County and Munroe Regional Medical Center will host a veterans seminar on Wednesday, May 22, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the MRMC Auxiliary Conference Center. The seminar will enhance attendees sensitivity and understanding of veterans and provide new interventions to better serve dying veterans and their families. Attention is placed on veteran generations now aging and most likely to be seen in end-of-life care (WWII, Korean War, Vietnam). In addition to individual interventions, the program also will look at military benefits and intersections with VA systems. A local panel of experts will be available for discussion following the presentation. Continuing Education credits are available for a processing fee. To register for this workshop, call 352-854-5230. 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The fact is that in America we don't really have a health care system. We have a sick care system. We spend too little time and money trying to prevent people from getting sick and too much on treating people who are already ill. We shouldn't wait until people are sick to help them. And the good news is that many of the most common chronic ailments are preventable: According to the Centers for Disease Control, more exercise, better eating habits, and smoking cessation could prevent 80 percent of heart disease and strokes as well as 40 percent of cancers. But prevention takes work. We need to gather more evidence about which prevention programs are most effective. We must fund new research and improvements in information technology that can make it easier to spot chronic disease before it becomes a problem. We also need to find ways to encourage healthy behavior. One study looking at 32 different programs designed to promote good health found that such programs could save an average of $3.48 in health spending for every dollar spent on health promotion. We also need better management and better coordination of those who are already chronically sick. Researchers have found that the chronically ill get just a little more than half of the preventive services that are clinically recommended. That's not good enough. But there are signs of hope. Medicare, for example, is already improving as a provider of wellness, with more than 20 million seniors enjoying free wellness visits, cancer screenings, and other preventive services the program now offers. There's plenty more to be done. We need to reward evidence based medicine and rebuild our health care payment system so that its pays for outcomes, not procedures. We need to facilitate communication between health researchers and practicing doctors, find opportunities hidden in the reams of patient data, and redirect basic research efforts toward cures for chronic diseases. Ultimately, our challenge is not about spending less. It's about spending smarter. Prevention of chronic disease is the key. Kenneth Thorpe, Ph.D., is the chairman of the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease. He currently serves as the Robert W. Woodruff Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Policy & Management, in the Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia.Friday, May 3, 2013 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 26~ Friday, May 3, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Saturday, June 1 Memorial ride benefits HospiceThe sixth annual Frank Polack Memorial Ride for Hospice of Marion County takes place on Saturday June 1, at 8 a.m. An anticipated 250 participants will enjoy a trip through the heart of horse country, starting and ending at Hospice of Marion Countys Education Center. Riders pay $40 to enjoy a fully staffed and SAGD 80 mile route, 62 mile route, or 30 mile route. Registration fees include a light breakfast, an overflowing event gear bag, and lunch. On line registration is provided at www.Hospiceofmarion.com, www.Active.com, by mail, or riders may register the morning of the event. For the past five years, Ocala Eye has encouraged bicycle rider participation as a way to raise funds to help Hospice of Marion County continue its mission of providing quality, compassionate care to families in Ocala/Marion County who are facing end-of-life issues. At the ride, we will announce the winner of prizes for the most money raised. Since 1983, Hospice of Marion County, Inc. has provided compassionate comfort care to those with advancing illnesses. Services are offered without regard to race, national origin, age, gender, religion or ability to pay.Saturday, June 1 Church to open childcare centerCrossroads Childcare Center will open June 1 serving ages 2 to 10 years of age. The church staff will also offer a summer camp for school age children in a Christian environment. Registration for the childcare began May 1. Crossroads is at 8070 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala, 352-598-2085.Thursday, June 6 Mental illness educationAre you a caregiver of a family member or loved one living with a severe mental illness? The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI of Marion County) will offer a FREE NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program for families, partners, caregivers, friends, and loved ones of individuals living with schizophrenia, depression, bipolar, panic disorder, OCD, anxiety disorder or other serious mental illness. The course helps improve the skills and abilities for caregivers to manage the path to recovery. Many family members describe their experience in the program as life changing. The program will run for 12 weeks starting on Thursday, June 6, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the First Baptist Church in Ocala, 2801 S.W. Maricamp Road. Teachers are specially trained NAMI family members and caregivers who focus on the emotional responses families have to the trauma of mental illness. All course materials are furnished at no cost. The class is limited to 20 students, so please call and register as early as you can. The NAMI Family-to-Family program will also be offered later 2013. If you are unable to register for the June class please call to register for a later program. Registration is required. To register call NAMI at 352-368-2405, or e-mail to education@namiocala.org. Ongoing Alzheimers caregivers groupIf you are a caregiver of a loved one with Dementia or Alzheimers disease, or have been recently diagnosed with the disease, Emeritus Ocala West would like to invite you to our monthly support groups. In addition to peer support, the groups will also invite specialists in the field who can answer questions about Dementia and Alzheimers disease, its causes, how a diagnosis is made and current research, as well as coping mechanisms for caregivers. Emeritus Ocala West staff will be available to discuss our unique Join Their Journey Program. There is no cost to attend this group and everyone who is living with a friend or family member with Dementia or Alzheimers is encouraged to attend. Support groups are the second Tuesday of each month from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. or the last Thursday of every month from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Please contact Tanja Papa, Memory Care Director at 352-861-4444 for more information. Emeritus Ocala West is at 9070 S.W. 80th Ave., Ocala. Read the classifieds THORPECONTINUED FROM PAGE 25 BY SHELDON RICHMAN Special to the CitizenIf the Brothers Tsarnaevs bombing at the Boston Marathon is an argument against immigration, then Tim McVeighs bombing of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City is an argument against reproductive freedom. Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev came to the United States from the Caucasus as youngsters. On what grounds should they have been barred from the country? That their family was Muslim? Does that mean all Muslims should be forbidden from immigrating? And if so, wouldnt that mean no Muslim should be allowed to visit the United States either? Thats where this silly line of thinking leads: the exclusion of an entire group of people because of their families religious affiliation. Yet this is a position embraced by many conservatives, such as Laura Ingraham, a radio talk-show host, author Ann Coulter, and Fox News Channel host Sean Hannity. After the bombings, Hannity said, If people are coming from countries where perhaps they grew up under Sharia law, I think we can make a safe assumption that they have been radicalized. I think allowing foreign students into the country without investigative background COMMENTARY Did President Obama Radicalize the Tsarnaevs? checks that are exhaustive is a mistake and its putting Americans at risk. What would an exhaustive investigative background check on 16-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev and 9-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have revealed? Not much, I imagine. About as much as would have been revealed by a background check on 16-year-old Tim McVeigh. Perhaps Hannity and his ilk would find it simpler just to exclude anyone coming from a Muslim country. But then they would have a problem with the prospect that an immigrant might convert to Islam once he or she is in the United States. Would they prohibit that? Or perhaps they would deport anyone converting to Islam. They might have a constitutional problem expelling an American citizen who became a Muslim, but their stated devotion to limited government has not deterred them in the past. Authentic advocates of freedom who understand that the freedom to cross arbitrary national boundaries without first securing government permission is a natural right are appalled by the fear mongers attempt to seize on the Boston Marathon bombing to score points for the anti-immigrant cause. The fear mongers are trying their hardest to break the momentum of even the bogus immigration reform moving through Congress. Bogus reform? Yes, indeed. The consensus that has emerged, and which the xenophobic right cant abide, holds that those human beings who have come here without government permission ought to have a pathway to legal status but only if they pay fines and taxes and learn English. This act of alleged humanitarianism would be combined with a reinforced border and revised rules to make sure that only immigrants of a quality we can use are allowed into the country. Hannity & Co. call this amnesty, while fearing that the border wont be secure enough. Like these conservatives, I believe amnesty is inappropriate but for a very different reason: The people who crossed the border without permission did nothing wrong, so theres no offense to forgive. But didnt they break the law? To be sure, they violated a statute, but as natural-law advocates have long taught, a statute that conflicts with natural law and natural rights is no law at all. Thus, so-called illegal immigrants, who are merely people without government papers big deal! should just be left alone: no penalty, no fees, no back taxes, and no hounding them to learn English. And the welcome mat should be put out for those who wish to come here. Wed all benefit. The government should no more engineer the immigrant population than it should engineer the native population. Freedom really should count for something. (Note that conservatives dont think free enterprise includes the freedom to hire whoever is willing to work.) But lets not deny the potential danger that someone who comes to this country might want revenge against Americans for a perceived injustice. Theres actually a good way for the government to reduce the chances of this happening: it can stop invading, occupying, bombing, droning, embargoing, and torturing people in foreign countries. Who radicalized the Brothers Tsarnaev? My candidate is President Obama.Sheldon Richman is vice president and editor at The Future of Freedom Foundation (www.fff.org) in Fairfax, Va. Check out our website www.smcitizen.com Offering quality consignment for all your furniture and home decor needs Mon.-Sat. 9:30-5 7380 SW 60th Ave. (Airport Road) Ocala 352-854-7022 Find your perfect piece priced perfectly All Styles All Prices www .r enr oomocala.com 000EQS0 000EQAR Dr. Stubrud, Dr. Sands and Dr. Simpson Chiropractic, Massage, Acupuncture N 1/4 Mi. SR 200 103rd St. Rd. www.downtownchiropractic.us 8484 SW 103rd St. Rd. 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Friday, May 3, 2013 ~ 25 www.smcitizen.com www.smcitizen.com 8~ Friday, May 3, 2013 Three weeks ago we were in Boston for a celebration of our 60th anniversary. It was a gathering of our children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Our son David took us on a tour of beautifully renovated Fenway Park, within walking distance of the finish area of the Boston Marathon. Fortunately we and our family members were not in Boston on April 15, when the Tsarnaev brothers exploded their anger bombs amid hundreds of marathon runners and spectators from around the nation and the world. Having attended schools and worked many years in Boston and Cambridge, my post-attack sadness was that an historic city had been chosen as a war zone and thousands of innocent people were targeted for killing. Unlike prior cases, the Justice Department didnt agonize over how to prosecute the surviving suspect in the attack. The White House moved quickly to minimize debate. Just a few days after his arrest the suspect was charged in Federal Court with using and conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction resulting in death and malicious destruction of property. The Boston Marathon massacre continues the troubling likelihood that the United States will suffer additional terrorist attacks. Less than two weeks after the Marathon massacre, Canadian authorities arrested two men suspected of an al-Qaida plot to derail a Toronto to New York train. Discussion of domestic dangers runs against President Obamas legacy agenda. At his second inaugural the President said the decade of war has ended; Osama bin Laden is dead; and lasting peace and security can now be attained by other means. We find that nave and insincere. The President is waging an undeclared drone war in several countries. Meanwhile the Taliban is preparing to re-take Afghanistan and Pakistan, while al-Qaida continues violent disruptions in Iraq and other countries around the Middle East and in Africa. War on terror is a vaguely patriotic misnomer devised by former President George W. Bush after the World Trade Center attack of September 11, 2001. Because there was no nation or enemy named terror, the Bush administration decided to strike back incongruously with conventional wars against Iraq and Afghanistan. Under President Obama, war against terrorists has evolved into cases for law enforcement, accompanied by polite outreach to countries that encourage and facilitate violence around the world. Back in 2005, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told the 9/11 Commission that terrorists were at war with us well before we were at war with them. Terrorists is still a soft word for jihadists and other angry Islamists. President Obama and the heads of other western countries speak softly to avoid offending Muslims, A president and cabinet members who create euphemisms such as overseas contingency operations instead of global war on terrorism, and man-caused disasters instead of terrorist attacks in the U.S. are childishly blowing smoke at Americans, while confusing the FBI and other agencies which are trying to keep us safe. One of the services that law enforcement agencies provide a couple of times per year is the pill take-back day that was held last Saturday. On that day, people can drop medication, usually unwanted or outdated, off at any of the sites and it will be disposed of properly. Nationally, the Drug Enforcement Administration pushes the event, and local law enforcement agencies cooperate. One of the problems this year was the locations. There were only three in the county that were publicized: The Ocala Police Dept. downtown, the Sheriffs Office at The Villages and the Sheriffs Office on State Road 200. That meant that the people in the northern part of the county had to take a long drive to reach a site, or else just keep their pills and wait for the next session. It does seem that a site at one of the northern substations would have been appropriate. Then everyone in the county would have had easier access. I stopped at the State Road 200 site, which is just a few blocks from our office, on Saturday morning. You could hardly get into the parking lot at 10:30, a half hour after the site opened. At that point the deputy on duty was searching for more boxes because the six she had were getting full, and there were more than three hours to go. Obviously, people were responding. A couple of thoughts can be taken from this: first, there needs to be more locations; and second, the take-back day needs to be held more frequently. The news releases said that this was a no-questions-asked drive, people could drop off pills without being hassled. Somehow, though, we think that the people who take advantage of this event are mostly law-abiding people whose medication has been changed by their doctors, leaving them with unneeded pills, or families who may have suffered a death, and that persons medication is just sitting there. I doubt many illegal drugs are given up by users. Why should you turn the medicine in? Well, all the environmental studies say that simply flushing away the pills puts that medication back into the ecosystem eventually, and thats not good for water, etc. You also dont want to just drop pills in the garbage, where theyll end up in a landfill, or where someone can steal them before the garbage gets that far. The DEA takes care of disposal, usually by incineration, so theres no danger of your unwanted pills inadvertently hurting anyone else. So if you didnt make it last Saturday, keep that medication in a safe place, and the next time one of the drives takes place, make an effort to get rid of the pills. Its good for the community, and for the environment.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. They are among the most dedicated workers anywhere. They are extremely important to the community and the families within. They take your children, some at a young age, and try to mold them into productive citizens, making sure they learn the basics. They are, of course, the teachers in our schools. Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week in the Marion County Schools. Most teachers are hard-working people. Some of the problems they have to endure are not of their own making. If youre one of those who made sure your children knew their ABCs, could count a little, and could read limited words by the time they reached kindergarten age, congratulations. You did your job as a parent. Unfortunately, there are a lot of people out there who are not like you. They have children, plop them in front of a television for five years, and claim that they are raising their children. In many cases, these parents are young, too young to have children. The cycle started with the way they were treated as youngsters at home and continues with the way they treat their children. Then, when these children are dropped off at a school, the parents soon want to know why their children appear to be lagging behind others. In the older grades, the problems that were evident in learning in the formative years are really taking their toll. The older students, many of whom dont really want to be there, are disruptive. The teachers have to deal with these problems while trying to educate the good students who may be doing advanced work and just want to learn. Consider also that teachers get to work generally an hour before the students get there and leave, probably an hour after the children go home. Even then, there are lessons plans, papers to grade, and extra school activities to attend. Many use their own money to get needed supplies, because school officials across the state fail to provide adequate materials for education. All the while, many of these teachers are also trying to raise their own families. A teacher raise was recently approved statewide, but implementation was delayed for over a year. Pressure on the Legislature, however, forced reconsideration of that delay. So we salute the teachers, and next week, we hope you will too. Forget the proverbial apple for the teacher, or even a mug (of which many get dozens). Just thank them for the time they put in trying to make our society, and your children and grandchildren, better. S UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Appreciate your teachers More medicine dropoff spots needed Is the United States at war again or still? READER OPINIONS INVITED Jim Flynn Columnist Jim Clark Editor LETTERS TO THE EDITOR The Chronicle of Mogloo and UglukShortly after the dawn of man, Mogloo, a man of peace, discovered he could defend his cave and hunt for meat using a long, pointed stick. Then Ugluk, an aggressive man from a cave on the other side of the mountain, deduced that, not only could he defend and hunt, he could also expand his territory by taking Mogloos. He just needed a longer, sharper stick. As the Mogloos and Ugluks developed, so did weapons: from pointed sticks, to spears, swords, bow & arrows, crossbows, to guns. Fast-forward to the present. Most urban and some rural areas are made up of a patchwork of nice neighborhoods adjacent to seedy ones. Mogloo now lives in a condo in a nice neighborhood. And two blocks away, Ugluk now a drug lord rules over his seedy territory. Weapons are a major part of Ugluks dominance. Sporadic gunshots are heard emanating from his territory. Ugluk does not hesitate to wreak his havoc in Mogloos neighborhood. Mogloo, however, would never allow his family to venture into Ugluks territory ... just two blocks away. To protect his family, Mogloo bought a gun. He and his family agreed on a place to safely hide it, and he taught his wife and older children how to use it. Meanwhile, near the U.S./Mexican border, an arms procurer for the drug cartel that supplies Ugluk purchased several crates of assault rifles. Now DEA agents learned about this purchase and bought several crates of even more powerful assault rifles. After all, they couldnt allow the cartel to have the upperhand. Mogloo and the DEA agents depend on guns to protect themselves and others. Ugluk, PLEASESEELETTERS, PAGE10 COMMENTARY BY J.E. STONE Special to the CitizenThirty years ago, the Nation at Risk report declared that the nation was threatened by a rising tide of mediocrity in education. Today, its a tsunami and the underlying reason is the same. Children are still not learning to read and everyone thinks the problem is in someone elses school or district. The recent teacher cheating scandal in Atlanta illustrates the problem. How could a scam this massive take place right under the nose of parents, concerned citizens, and the school board and not be noticed for 10 years? The answer is simple: Most people, including most school board members are blind to the problems in their local schools. When asked, they say that education in general has problems but their school(s) is the happy exception. Why this rosy view? Because almost all of what they know about their local schools comes from the schools themselves. School districts routinely feed school boards and the public carefully scrubbed reports in which successes are hyped, failures rationalized, and statistics reported with skimpy context. Despite the districts obvious incentive to maintain a positive image, most board members and other interested parties habitually accept excuses and reassurances that they would never swallow if they came from another agency or business. Its a problem. The only way to actually improve educational outcomes is to have accurate reports and hold schools accountable. And to do that, boards and the public need independent sources of information about student achievement, budgets, program effectiveness, and the like. If a scandal involving thousands could be concealed for 10 years, would it be surprising to find that most school boards have no information as to whether their students are mastering reading or math beyond what their school district tells them? Its no secret that too many students arent learning. Today, only about 30 percent of children can read at gradelevel by the third grade. For low-income students, an astounding 83 percent of students fail to meet this mark. And half of the U.S. workforce about 80 million adults currently lacks the educational skills necessary to earn a family-sustaining wage. The future is in jeopardy but local schools continue to tell us that all is well or on the upturn. To get a sense of the reality gap, consider the differences between the scores reported by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), the national gold standard, and those reported by the states. For instance, the Alabama Department of Education claims 80 percent of its 4th-grade students are proficient in math. According to the NAEP, only 30 percent are actually proficient. Alabama isnt unique. Scores are just as inflated in states like Georgiaand that is in addition to distortions caused by Atlantas cheating. The state says over 80 percent are proficient in math but the NAEP says that 40 percent is closer to reality. But wait, theres more! Much more. The Maryland Department of Education claims 90 percent of its students are proficient in 4th-grade math. NAEP says its actually closer to 50 percent. Californias Education Department says six in ten 8th graders are proficient in science. NAEPs assessment? Just barely above 20 percent. Most states follow this pattern. In a global economy, the U.S. will inevitably sink unless parents, school boards, and educators are able to confront the facts, warts and all. Some states such as Florida, Tennessee and Massachusetts have tried to close these reporting gaps, but resistance is huge. Educators fear exposure. Fortunately, there are unvarnished data out there. Parents dont have to wait for distant bureaucrats to tinker their way to trustworthy school reports. Right now, they can find detailed report cards at websites like greatschools.org and schooldigger.com. My organization, the Education Consumers Foundation, displays school-by-school data online in easy-to-understand graphics for virtually all states. These are just a few of the resources available to parents, boards, and community leaders who want to look beyond inflated self reports and into the facts that can lead to real school improvement. J.E. Stone is President and CEO of Education Consumers Foundation. For data on your school, head to www.education-consumers.org/rad.htm. The nation is still at risk, and the public is still in the dark BY KENNETH THORPE, PH.D. Special to the CitizenThe media is abuzz with stories of outrageous markups at many hospitals. One of the most eye-popping numbers making the rounds? A supposedly "nonprofit" hospital charges $1.50 per pill for a generic version of Tylenol. That's about 100 times the retail price. Obviously, health care takes too much out of our paychecks, too much from our bank accounts, and too many of our tax dollars. Spending in this sector accounts for almost 18 percent of the economy. And the rising cost of government health programs is the biggest long-term driver of our national debt. Medicare alone cost $551 billion in 2012 and is projected to cost more than $1 trillion in a decade. The question is what we should do about it. One approach is simply to squeeze down costs, and there are certainly savings to be reaped this way. A better approach, however, is to look at what is driving these high levels of health care spending and see if we can intervene there. The simplest answer in terms of cost drivers is just two words: chronic disease. Right now, chronic disease is rampant in America -almost half the population has at least one. It's a mistake to think of these conditions as mere nuisances to be managed. They kill. More than 1.7 million Americans succumb to a chronic condition; it's a factor in 70 percent of all deaths in the country. Health care takes too much out of Americans paychecks In addition to being deadly, chronic disease is also expensive. Roughly three quarters of $2.7 trillion spent on health care in 2011 was linked to patients with chronic disease. That's a huge cost for individuals and employers. It's an even bigger percentage of the cost to taxpayers of government-run health programs: About 83 percent of Medicaid spending and a whopping 98 percent of Medicare was for patients with some sort of chronic disease. Medicare, the federal health program for seniors, is particularly susceptible to costs associated with chronic disease: Over half of its patients have five or more chronic conditions, and those patients account for about three quarters of the program's spending. Our problem in a nutshell is that we are too focused on treating these conditions when we should be focused on preventing them. PLEASESEETHORPE, PAGE26 000EQVP 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. 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Springs, On Top of the World, and Ocala Palms. Soon they will be starting up the summer league. You may call Frank Costello (854-9539) for more information.Crazy QuiltersThe Crazy Quilters are at it again, and this time I was able to get some pictures. The club includes., Sandy Barsky, Delores Pecor and Stella Kerosetz, plus other members that werent able to come on Friday. As I mentioned before, they make quilts for veterans and troops, and send them to them. They also make all sorts of items, too numerous to mention. Some of the larger quilts that they make are absolutely beautiful. They are extremely colorful and made with TLC.In My Opinion As the summer rolls in, I will be making the middle of May my last entry in the Citizen, until things start up again in the fall. As the snow birds leave, and the heat starts up, fewer and fewer events are held. Since many of us go up north during the summer, things slow down a lot. I think I am safe in saying, that Spruce Creek North is a work in progress, and we are all very pleased to live in such a close community. Friday, May 3, 2013 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com 10~ Friday, May 3, 2013 www.smcitizen.com and other criminals including terrorists and other crazies use guns to promote their evil agendas. If a crazy cant get a gun, the crazy will build a bomb, disperse a chemical, distribute some poison, or whatever. Some people believe that guns should be done away with, that they are evil. In the wrong hands they are. But in instances such as fighting wars, combating crime, protecting ones family they are necessary. Lets be realistic: as long as wars and criminals exist, guns will also exist. Gun legislation wasnt very effective in the past nor will it be as proposed. More gun legislation will just prove to be mostly a waste of time and resources. Aside from some foul-ups in the Boston bombing debacle, American agencies have been quite successful in protecting Americans against terrorist threats. Perhaps they should expand their efforts to control the crazies instead of wasting their time legislating guns. Mogloo hopes and prays that gun legislation will not infringe on his right to protect his family and property ... Ugluk hopes it will. Joe OHara OcalaR people at it againThe R people are at it again! The Republicans are literally killing those Floridians who cannot afford health care because they are on the bottom rung of the economic ladder. It is obvious that people like Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford would rather spend 26 billion dollars of taxpayers money over 10 years to help 100,000 Floridians to purchase their own health care. What he doesnt approve of is to help 1,000,000 Floridians with their health care by accepting 50 billion dollars of free money from the federal government to help pay for their health care for the next 10 years. What kind of politician would turn down 50 billion dollars from the federal government to help those less fortunate in his state who have no health insurance. This same politician with an R after his name would rather spend 26 billion dollars of Floridas taxpayers dollars on 10 percent of the people to maintain his lower standard of actual help for those in need. One of your readers stated that he spends $1,000 per month on his little used health care but doesnt relate his experience to those who cant earn $1,000 per month to raise a family under todays economy and still has no health insurance. Why cant we all work together to help those in need especially if our own federal government wants to help by having health care available for those in need. Jerry Segovis OTOWCross Florida Barge CanalMany years ago, back in the 1960s, when I first came to Florida, plus before and since, there was a discussion concerning a Cross Florida Barge Canal, to help the economy of Florida. Back then, there were too many uninformed or just plain dumb legislators, and a less informed public. Plus, if you add to them, those who were self serving, we didnt get a Cross Florida Barge Canal. By the way, the Canal, was to run across the Northern Florida peninsula. Since the least expensive method of transporting goods is by sea, a reconsideration of the Cross Florida Barge Canal would be a very progressive idea. Now environmental organizations were vehemently against it but, here we are some 50 years later and the ability to manage the environment has been greatly advanced. I served as executive director of an environment organization in Georgia, and served as an adviser to Georgia Gov. Zell Miller, regarding coastal environmental issues. I know a Cross Florida Barge Canal would greatly further the economy of Florida and the country, and not harm the environment. We waste money on many ventures to assist the economy of Florida, but I for one, would love to serve on a committee to implement the Cross Florida Barge Canal. Lets look to ourselves, Florida, to help our economy. Remember the old saying, God helps those, who help themselves. So lets get to it, and press the governor and Legislature to get off their duffs, and get serious about the Cross Florida Barge Canal project. Bill Ford Oak Run LETTERSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 SCNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 22 Stella Keorsety, Sandy Barsky and Delores Pecor, Crazy Quilters. SIX YEARS By Harlan Coben Harlan Coben keeps reeling in readers with his page-turning thrillers in all, most of which land on best seller lists. The challenge in Six Years is how to pull a thriller out of a lovesick professor named Jake Fisher who cant get over a summer romance with the girl of his dreams. His idyllic three months at a Vermont retreat with a beautiful artist named Natalie Avery ended when she suddenly dumped him. Strangely enough, a short time later she invites him to her wedding where she takes him aside and extracts from him a promise that he will never try to get in touch with her now that shes married. Though tormented by losing her, he nevertheless keeps the promise for six years. But when he reads her husbands obituary all bets are off. He goes to the funeral. Expecting to see his lost love, Jake is stunned to find that the widow is an older woman with two children in tow. And the photograph of the deceased Todd Sanderson bears no resemblance to the groom he remembers. From a high of anticipation to an abysmal low of reality, Jake is left dazed. Even his best friend on the faculty begins to wonder if Jake invented the girl. To find answers and validate his own sanity he heads for Vermont. There he finds the retreat gone but the book caf where he and Natalie spent so much time still open and their server and friend Cookie still on the premises. But Cookie refuses to recognize Jake or to remember a retreat or a girl named Natalie. Confused by her reaction he heads for the chapel where Natalie was married. The minister is still there but denies that he ever conducted the wedding Jake describes. Jake tries to explain the ministers behavior: If he did rememberand I suspect he didhe wouldnt want to give Natalies dumped boyfriend any information said boyfriend didnt already have. It seemed an extreme hypothesis on my part but at least it kind of made sense. Though swept up in a dangerous, compelling mystery, Jake persists in trying to find Natalie and discover why no one claims to know hernot the Sanderson family, not anyone in the Vermont village no one. This is a complex tale with plenty of action and twists and characters intersecting in glancing ways. 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Friday, May 3, 2013 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 22~ Friday, May 3, 2013 www.smcitizen.com 000ETRA www.westmarionba.com Read the classifieds The great pastime of America throughout the years has been sports. Americans have been ingenious in turning something simple into a sport for everyone to enjoy. I must say I have enjoyed my share of sports. When younger, I was a baseball fan. I went to as many games as possible. The Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland, was just a few minutes from my house so I could visit it often, and I often did. I did not really care who won the game as long as it was a good game played, not to mention the hot dogs. The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage accused me of going to ball games just to eat hot dogs. Whenever I would return from a ballgame the first question would be, not who won the game but, How many hot dogs did you eat? If the truth was known, and you will not get it from me, many a hot dog sacrificed itself at a ballgame. After all, when you are watching a ballgame, who has time to keep track of how many hot dogs you are eating? I did have a moment of anxiety once when my wife threatened to weigh me before the game and then weigh me after the game to see if I had eaten too many hot dogs. When she first mentioned it I laughed, but I noticed she was not laughing, which caused me some deep concern. Fortunately, for me it never got to that but came perilously close. Nothing is more relaxing on a Saturday afternoon than sitting in a ballpark watching a ballgame in progress. Somehow, all the cares of the world seem to flutter away while watching the game. It all ended for me one summer. I had come into the house from some chore and my wife greeted me by saying, Do you know your ball team is on strike? I looked at her, laughed and said, I know. They get three strikes and then theyre out. Thats the way they play the game. I winked at her and laughed good-naturedly. Finally, I said to her, youre coming to understand what the game is all about. No, you dont understand. Your team is on strike. I get you, and this Saturday Im going to go and watch them strike again. It took me a while but finally my wife got through the thickness of my skull and got me to understand the strike she was talking about was not the strike I was talking about. It is always nice when people are on the same page. In a marriage situation, the biggest challenge a couple has is staying on the same page. Even though the husband and wife might be reading the same book, for some reason wives have the ability to read three or four chapters ahead. When a husband tries to correct her she impatiently says, We were on that page last week. Try to keep up. Try as we might, it is a rare husband who can keep up. But we try. When I got up to the same page as my wife about the baseball team on strike, I was feeling rather low. What do you think about your baseball game now, she taunted. As it turned out, the baseball team was actually out on strike and if I remember correctly, we missed the whole season that year. They were on strike for, you will never guess, more money. Up to that point, I thought the players played because they loved the game. Boy was I on the wrong page with that. I went to games because I love the game and it did not matter to me who won or lost as long as it was a good game. Now, to find out that my heroes, if you can call them such, were primarily interested in money was disheartening. I have never been able to watch a game since with the same excitement I did before. Why cant we just have fun? Why does life have to be such a battle? Why cant we have a baseball game just for the fun of it? Recently, I attended a Why cant we just have fun? Out to Pastor Rev. James Snyder baseball game at the local high school. I thought I would just go and enjoy the game. I did not know any of the players; I just wanted to enjoy the game. Then I met an unfamiliar phenomenon of high school baseball. Parents of baseball players! The game started as normal but soon the air exploded with shouting and yelling in the stands. I did not quite understand what all the noise was about at the time. Two women, imagine that, got in a fistfight over the ballgame! They were mothers of two of the players on opposite teams. That was just the beginning of the shouting and the yelling that afternoon. As I walked away, I sadly shook my head and said to myself, Why cant we just have fun? I believe the Preacher in the book of Ecclesiastes explains it well. I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and, behold, all was vanity and vexation of spirit (Ecclesiastes 1:14 KJV). Some are so caught up in the vanity and vexations of life that they never know what it is like to just enjoy life. Why cant we just have a little bit of fun?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 1-866552-2543 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com. Deadline for Readers Choice is May 8 Its time for the huge neighborhood garage sale in Spruce Creek north. It will take place today (Friday) and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. There will be all sorts of items on display at houses throughout the development. Make plans to drive through and browse. Spruce Creek North is off 103rd Street Road.Show and TellOn Sunday, April 28 we held a Show and Tell at the Clubhouse. This was the first year for this type of program but several residents came and brought the things in their life that they cherish. The Craft Club was there, with samples of the various items that they make. Marlene Dorner, Judy Jungers, Lois Connor, and Anita Calderon were there to show their crafts. Parnell Anderson brought a sample of the lovely jewelry that she makes. It was stunning, and the quality of her workmanship was amazing! Colin Holloway brought his beer glass collection, acquired from all over the world. Red Beard, brought a fabulous collection of the varied wood carvings that he had done. My tea pot collection rounded off the showing, and the event was a success, and enjoyed by all. Many neighbors said that next year, they would bring their collections and hobbies along, too. After the showing, there was a yummy ice cream social, sponsored by the Social Committee.Friday MixersOn Friday, April 26, the bowling league celebrated its last meeting on the lanes with a lunch out at the Golden Corral. The league played every Friday from 9 until around 12. This year we had great fun bowling, joking, and cheering everyone on. It will start up again next year in the fall. All are invited to join and have a good time Huge neighborhood garage sale in Spruce Creek North Frank Costello, Richard Minzenberger, Rick Masten, Chuck Vessey, members of the Pool Club. Spruce Creek North Ann Brennan not just bowling, but making new friends.PoolThis week, I was lucky enough to come upon the Pool Club. They are a traveling club, that plays four days a week. There are both a traveling mens and womens leagues. They play groups from Oak Run, Cherrywood, Rainbow Above and below, Show and Tell photos. PLEASESEESCN, PAGE23 Magic Touch Salon 352-854-2111 Full Service Salon Walk-ins Always Welcome Located in the Friendship Center 000E5QB Wise Way Auto Sales, Inc.9045 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala, FL352-861-9473For all your transportation needs, the only way, the Wise Way! 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Friday, May 3, 2013 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com 12~ Friday, May 3, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Attend the worship service of your choice... Attend the worship service of your choice... Veterans Council honors sixFive local law enforcement officers and an Ocala firefighter received awards at a banquet chaired by the Marion County Veterans Council. The dinner, hosted by American Legion Post 284 on Friday April 19, was attended by approximately 75 guests. Ocala Fire Rescues Jesse Blaire was recognized for his recent efforts to prevent childhood drowning, and for providing EMS training to the fire department. In addition he was nominated for providing o utstanding medical care to citizens. Other award recipients are: Detective Mark Proco (Ocala Police Department), Deputy Tim Liberatore (Marion County Sheriff s Office), Trooper Anthony Dobosiewicz (Florida Highway Patrol), Investigator Michael Fischer (Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission), and Officer Jody Backlund (Belleview Police Department). In the photo on the left is Larry Deal (Commander Post 284), and on the extreme right is John Rose (Marion County Veterans Council). Wesleyan-Holiness Tradition OCALA WEST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE Teaching the Bible as Gods Word to produce Christ-followers! S undays: Sunday School . . . . . . 9:15 A.M. Morning Worship . . . . 10:30 A.M. Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:00 P.M. Childrens Bible Quizzing 6:00 P.M. Wednesday Evenings Adult Bible Study . . . . . 6:00 P.M. Pastor Curt Dowling 5884 SW 60th Ave. (Airport Rd.) Ocala, Fl 34477 (352) 861-0755 www.ocalawestnaz.org 000E8AE 000DT60 9330 SW 105th St., Ocala, FL 34481 854-9550 www.ocalawestumc.com 100th Ave. SW 105th St SW 110th St 484 Marion Oaks Library SW 1 03 rd St Pi ne Run OT OW 80th Ave. 60th Ave. 49th Ave. Oak Run 200 484 A Place for You... Rev. Alan Jefferson No matter what your age is, no matter where You come from, no matter who you are, There is a place for you at Ocala West UMC Children & Youth Ministries T r aditional W orship 8:00 & 1 1:00 A.M. Casual & Contemporary 9:30 A.M. Maranatha Baptist Church 347-5683 www .maranathabaptistc.org Sunday School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:30 A.M. Sunday Services . . . . . . . . . . 10:45 A.M. & 6:00 P.M. Sunday AWANA (Aug.-May) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:00 P.M. Wednesday Bible Study/Prayer Meeting . . . . . 6:45 P.M. Pastor Bill Fortune 000E2ZF PREACHING THE TRUTH IN LOVE 525 Marion Oaks Trail, Ocala 75 484 484 Exit 341 SW 49TH AVE. MARION OAKS PASS MARION OAKS TRAIL 200 484 MARION OAKS COURSE 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 orship: 10:30 AM Sunday School: 9:15 AM (352) 629-6485 www .firstchristianocala.org 1908 S.E. Ft. King St. (Next to Marion Technical Institute) First Christian Church of Ocala Nursery Provided 000DP7L Revs. T erry & Mary Beth Harper Pastors See us on Facebook 000DP93 College Road Baptist Chur ch 5010 SW College Road, Ocala, FL (352) 237-5741 Rev Ronnie W alker Pastor Rev Jef f Rountree, Minister of W orship Rev Rob Loy, Jr ., Student Minister Jason Kaminski, Childrens Minister T rina Loy, Preschool Director Holding Forth the Word of Life...JESUS Sunday W orship Services 8:00, 9:30 & 1 1:00 am 9:30 & 1 1:00 Sunday School W ednesday 6:30 PM Children/Student Ministries 6:30 PM Mid-W eek Bible Study www .colleger oad.org 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 Our Redeemer Lutheran Church LC-MS 5200 S.W State Road 200 1 3 / 4 Miles W est of I-75 W orship Service 8:00 & 1 1:00 AM Bible Class & Sunday School 9:30 AM Pastor Joe Adams 237-2233 Sharing the Joy of Jesus Christ! 000EOLQ 000DOXB 352-861-6182 www .ccomc.org S UNDA Y S ER VICES Sunday School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:30 am Worship Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:30 am W EEKL Y A CTIVITIES W ednesday Bible Study . . . . . . . . . 7:00 pm S ENIOR P AST OR D AV I D B ELLOWS 6768 SW 80th Street Ocala, Fl 34476 9524 S.W 105th St., Ocala 237-2640 Sunday Sunday School . . . . . 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship . . 10:45 a.m. Evening Worship . . . . . . 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. Youth Alive . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. Friendship B aptist Church A Place of New Spiritual Beginnings 000DGAB Pastor Randy & Linda Brown 7768 SW Hwy 200, Ocala (352) 237-4633 www .countr ysideocala.or g W elcome to Countr yside Pr esbyterian Chur ch (USA) Sunday W orship 10:30 am Sunday Bible Study 9:00 am T uesday Bible Study 2:00 pm Pastor Gar y O. Marshall Inspiring T raditional W orship 000DT3J 000EF7P 4800 SW 20th St Ocala, FL 34474 352-237-5611 www.bereanbaptist.net Ber ean Bapt ist Church Independent F undament al Dr Mike Patton Pastor Sunday Bible Study 9:45am Sunday Worship 10:45am & 6:00pm Wednesday Bible Study 7:00pm Assistive Listening System Nursery provided for all services 000ET88 Southwest Christian Church W e ar e a traditional worshiping chur ch 9045 SW 60th A ve. Ocala, FL 34476 352-861-9080 Sunday Services Sunday School 9:30 am W orship Service 10:30 am & 6:00 pm W ednesday Services Bible Studies 7:00 pm Peter Bunch Minister Music Dir ector 000EAHZ 8070 SW 60th A ve. Ocala, FL 34476 352-291-2080 SER VICES HOURS Sunday 9am, 11am, 6pm 1:30 Spanish Service Tuesday 7pm Spanish Service Wednesday Night 7pm Youth 7pm Friday 7pm Spanish Service Nursery available www.crossroadscog.net WE WELCOME ALL! Bishop Paul W oosley 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) 000E3SZ Sunda y Bible Stud y 9:30 a.m. W orship Service 10:30 a.m. W ednesda y Bible Stud y 7:00 p.m. Pa s t o r : Matt Hunt Assoc. P astor K evin Hunt (Independent) 6158 S W Hwy 200 Jasmine Plaza Oc ala, FL 34476 873-4705 Evangelical Lutheran Church joyocala@embar qmail.com Edward Holloway, Pastor 7045 SW 83rd Pl., Ocala (352) 854-4509 Nursery Pr ovided 000EB3M Sunday Worship 8:15 am & 11:00 am Sunday School 9:45 am Wednesday Evening Worship 6:45 pm German Language Worship 1st. Sunday of each month 3:00 pm S OUTH M ARION C ITIZEN D IRECT OR Y A SK FOR M ICHEL N OR THSEA AT 854-3986 The Reason to Believe... 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Ralph P. Dragottos Cant Help Singing will return to Palm Grove on Friday, May 10, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Anne Cit, the darling of Oak Run and a finalist in this years Top of The World competition, will make the evening a special one. The talented pianist, Nick Lapetina, will join dynamic baritone Ralph Dragotto and the M.C. for the evening, Bill Bender, to bring you the music of the greatest generation. Oak Run residents and friends are invited. Admission requires a smile. Yall are welcome!Do You Remember? Senior SafetyTune in channel 12 for Len Teitlers presentation of the Medical Teams program on Senior Safety by Captain Jim Burton and Detective Gregory Spates of the Marion County Sheriffs Department. It will air daily following FYI at 9 a.m.and 7 p.m from May 3 to 10. Medical Team All Invited to House CallsThe May 6 meeting of the Medical Team is open to all residents of Oak Run. Come and meet Robert and Jennifer Zylis, adult and family nurse practitioners and Dr. James Williams who provide house calls! So if you have difficulty getting to the doctors office this maybe a solution. The meeting is on May 6 at the Island Club at 3 p.m. Come join us! For more information call Diane at 352-873-0407 or Mandy at 352-861-0261.Irish American ClubPlease join our Spring Fling, especially you fun loving Baby Boomers, on May 23 at the Palm Grove. Ticket sales are on May 8 at the Orchid Club lobby between 9 and 11 a.m. Our theme is a picnic in the park without the ants. Our menu will be: 8 oz. Black Angus hamburgers and 1/4 lb. Nathans frankfurters with salads and all fixings, including dessert. Soda and coffee will be provided. Music will be by Donna Carrier. There will be four judged dance contests with prizes. A 50/50 raffle and door prizes will be held. Join us for a night of fun and dancing 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 352-873-4755.Upstate New York Club Memorial Day PicnicMonday May 27, at 5 p.m. at Palm Grove will be our red, white and blue picnic. A committee will be cooking hot dogs with rolls. Members are asked to supply appetizers, salads and desserts. The sign up sheet will be available when purchasing tickets. It promises to be a fun time with a variety of games. Plan to come and see if you can get the bean bag through the hole or putt the golf ball on the green. If not, try one of the others games or simply have a quiet card game with a group of members. We will have something for everyone. There will be coffee but bring what you would like to drink. Dont forget ticket sales at the Orchid Club on Saturday, May 11, from 8 to 10 a.m. and Saturday, May 18, from 10 a.m. to noon. Tickets are $3 for members and $5 for guests. Contact person is Steve Stazak at 352-861-1223.TennisJacks/Queens vs. Kings/Aces. Diamonds on court 1, Hearts on court 2, Spades on court 3, and Clubs on court 4. Twenty-seven Oak Run tennis players gathered for mixing it up, playing with people they havent played with before, enjoying the tennis fun on April 18 from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Everyone closed the afternoon with good eats that were topped off with homemade desserts. This is the second tennis gathering this year. See you all next January for our 2014 gatherings.RO Mens 2013 Senior ChampionshipThe Royal Oaks Mens Golf Association held its 2013 Senior Championship Tournament on April 10 and 12. Sxity players contended for prizes in three white tee flights, a junior white tee flight (under 70, age, not handicap, just in case you wondered) and four red tee flights. There were winners for both gross and net total scores. White flight 1 gross score winners: Dawson 163, Catapano 165; net score winners: Catapano 139, Loomis 140. White flight 2 gross score winners: Rogers 178, Kelley 178; net score winners: Kelley 142, Terry 144. White flight 3 gross score winners: Ellin 173, Edwards, 178; net score winners: Ellin 129, Edwards and Jakobsen 138. White juniors gross score winners: Hendrix 152, Gray 162; net score winners: Hendrix 130, White 141. Red flight 1 gross score winners: Engel 165, Cunningham 168; net score winners Engel 133, Hein 135. Red flight 2 gross score winners: Wargo 168, Gariepy, Aubrey and Topp 176; net score winners: Wargo 128, Aubrey 136. Red flight 3 gross score winners: Johnson 178, Jones 184; net score winners: Johnson 130, Casner and Gehan 140. Red flight 4 gross score winners: Ryan 184, Crass 187; net score winners: Paller 133, Ryan 134. Following golf on Friday a buffet lunch was served in the pavilion by Royal Oaks. Congratulation to all of the winners. Thanks to tournament chairman Dick Rizzo who hosted the event. Royal Oaks Womens 18 Hole GolfThe weather turned out to be good for golfing on April 23. The game was fun and they called it NOSE. Only holes beginning with those letters (of which there were nine) counted toward the score and then 1/2 handicap was subtracted from that. The winners were: 1st Flight: 1st, Roseanne Lavacca; 2nd, J.T. Lemasters; 3rd, Dianna Love. 2nd Flight: 1st, Salita Timmermeyer; 2nd, Noreen Salo; 3rd, Donna Gwin; 4th, Chris Orndorff. 3rd Flight: 1st, Patty Dougherty; 2nd, Kathy Kollar, 3rd (tie) Barb Scozzafava and Joanne Morris. Closest to the pin: Salita Timmermeyer. Great game, winners!ORWGAThe winners of the April 18 low net tournament are as follows: Flight 1: Marge Richardson, Marge Rymarcsuk, Sue Marentette. Flight 2: Sue Elie, Olive Adler, Annette Carini. Flight 3: Terri Feeley, Debbie Palmer, Linda Noel. Flight 4: Ruby Shepard, Evelyn Exell, Sharon Scrivens. Closest to the pin, Evelyn Exell. Chip in, Sylvia Fiorello on 17 and Delma Miller had one on 16 and one on 17. Way to go, Delma! The winners of the April 25 low net tournament are as follows: Flight 1: LaVerne Browand, Kathy OConnell, Joan Klier. Flight 2: Olive Adler, Marlena Yaich, June Dickbernd. Flight 3: Linda Noel, Kate Lott, Nancy Reichenbacher. Flight 4: Evelyn Exell, Mary Golab, Edith Voss. Closest to the pin, Marge Richardson. Chip ins, Connie Bingham, Mary Golab and Marlena Yaich.Royal Oaks Lady NinersOn April 25 we played low net and in Flight A: 1st. BJ Lassiter 2nd. Sharon Hall 3rd. Elsa Berbig; Flight B tied in 1st. Sally Crass and Ginger Drake 3rd. Shirley Krug;. Flight C tied in 1st. Joan Scholl and Diane Dufresne 3rd. Julie Jackson; Flight D 1st. Ann Leonard 2nd. Carolee Riola 3rd. Carol Foltynewicz. Elsa Berbig had a chip-in on 13 and Ginger Drake on 15. BJ Lassiter was closest to the pin on 16. Friday, May 3, 2013 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 20~ Friday, May 3, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Can t Help Singing returns to Palm Grove on May 10 Oak Run Carol Wheeler Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com 000ES7X National Cremation Society Considering Cr emation? REGISTER T O WIN A FREE CREMA TION PLAN Come join the National Cremation Society for a FREE Meal & 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. BOB EVANS 11300 SW 95th Cir. 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Friendship Baptist Sunday services at Friendship Baptist Church on May 5 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, I Have Decided To Follow Jesus Medley. Pastor Randall Brown will be bringing the morning message; a message of hope and encouragement during these troubling times. 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 of State Road 200. The church phone is 352-237-2640 or you can find us on the web: www.friendshipbaptistocala.org. Countryside PresbyterianCountryside Presbyterian Church will celebrate its 25th Anniversary at a celebratory service on Sunday, May 5, at 10:30 a.m. led by the Rev. Gary O. Marshall. The church is at 7768 S.W. State Road 200 in Ocala. Guests include the Rev. Steven Benz, Interim Executive Presbyter and the Rev. Alisun Donovan, Associate Executive Presbyter from the Presbytery of St. Augustine and four of our charter members Polly Arit, Willa French, Liz Milleson and Cleone Redman. Pastor Gary will preach from Micah, What Does the Lord Require of You. The Hand Bell Choir will perform the opening fanfare, the Chancel Choirs anthem is Holy Ground, Aubrey Greer, guest flutist will perform during communion and Joyful, Joyful we Adore Thee will be played as a piano duet by Betty Jane Porterfield and Jo Ann Shaw for the offertory. A catered lunch will be served to our members at the Oak Run Country club donated by an anonymous church member.Christs Church of Marion CountySaturday, May 4: Men's Prayer Group, 8 a.m. Sunday, May 5: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 6: Bible Study, 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 7: Women's Crafts and fellowship, 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 8: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Thursday, May 9: 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.St. Jude Catholic Creole Masses for the Haitians in our community are celebrated every second and fourth Sunday of the month at 5 p.m. The next dates are May 12 and May 26. Classes for Spanish as a second language continue to be offered every Thursday starting at 3:30 p.m. for beginners through May 16. Classes will be in summer recess until Sept. 12. Its not too early to be thinking of the 2013-2014 school year for students attending, or planning to attend, our LifeLong Religious Education classes. Early registration will take place during the month of May at reduced tuition rates. Deacon Henry Libersat will be with us once again on Saturday, May 11, to present the third in his series of lectures concerning the Year of Faith. Registration will take place at 8:30 a.m. and the actual conference begins at 9 a.m. There is no charge and all are welcome to attend. Free English classesCollege Road Baptist Church, 5010 S.W. College Road, continues teaching ESL (English as Second Language) each Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. Classes are free, as is child care, and youth programs. Assistance with applying for citizenship is also offered. Enroll any Wednesday evening. Call 352-854-6981, or 352-237-5641 for more information.St. John the BaptistSt. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Dunnellon will be holding a Women's 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.Crossroads Church of GodWednesday evenings are for the youth at Crossroads Church of God, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Come see what you are missing and enjoy our new building. Call Pastor Erik for more info 352-291-2080. Also on Wednesday, Childrens Royal Rangers and Blue bells meet from 7 to 8:15. Pastor Carmen is the leader. The church is at 8070 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala.Our Saviour Lutheran Emergency food and personal care assistance is available each Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Our Saviour Lutheran Church in Marion Oaks, 260 Marion Oaks Lane. The pantry serves families and individuals in need from Marion Oaks, Florida Highlands and southwest Marion County with food and care items. Anyone needing assistance must bring photo identification, social security cards for all family members and proof of income. Groceries and personal care items are distributed based on need, family size and availability. More than 1,700 people in Marion Oaks and surrounding areas have received assistance from the pantry since July 2012. The pantry is a partnership of Interfaith Emergency Services and Our Saviour Lutheran Church. Groups and individuals in southwest Marion County who would like to support the pantry and help their neighbors may drop off donations at the church during pantry hours or call 352-347-0567 to make arrangements with a volunteer.Special needs are canned fruit, peanut butter and jelly, shampoo, dish and laundry soap and toilet tissue. Donation checks can be mailed to Our Saviour Lutheran Church, marked "food pantry" at 260 Marion Oaks Lane, Ocala Fl. 34473.Friday, May 3, 2013 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 14~ Friday, May 3, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Religion Read the classifieds THIS PAGE IS YOUR OFFICIAL BALLOT & ENTRY FORM. 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Jewish lawyer, Jewish scholar, Jewish doctor even Jewish senator but Jewish farmer? Somehow this just doesnt have the right ring to it. The truth is since biblical times Jews have been farmers following the laws in the Torah about harvesting and providing for the poor. It wasnt until the late 1880s that Jewish farming took a foothold in America. Basically, the history of Jewish farming can be divided into three periods: 1882-1900; 1900-1960; 1970-present. As conditions in Eastern Europe grew increasingly hard for Jews, many decided to cast their fortunes and become farmers in America. They had had experience with cattle dealing, raising domestic livestock such as chickens and goats and although they were not allowed to own land in Russia, they were willing to take a chance on America where they could be free. Many immigrant Jewish families arrived during the late 1880s with the sponsorship of Baron de Hirsh or the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society. The charitable groups bought up large tracts of land outside of major cities and settled these immigrants on the land. Unfortunately, with a few exceptions such as Woodbine in New Jersey and Colchester and Ellington, Connecticut, the farmers only lasted about five seasons. Disease, harsh weather conditions, inexperience were among the many reasons these attempts failed. In the early 1900s, philanthropist Baron De Hirsh founded the Jewish Agricultural and Industrial Assistance Society (JAIAS). Instead of trying to settle large groups of Jews on parcels of land, JAIAS settled individual families and sent out workers who helped the newcomers with farming needs. The organization provided loans and published a magazine for 50 years entitled Jewish Farmer. These farms were also located on abandoned farms not far from metropolitan areas. Successful farming communities included southern New Jersey (poultry, eggs), Connecticut (dairy, vegetables, cattle, eggs, poultry), Florida (citrus, tomatoes), Ohio and Michigan (fruit and vegetables). The Jewish communities of farmers were able to have their own synagogues, burial societies and ritual slaughterers, signs of a cohesive communal life. On a personal note, my husbands aunt, Rochel, lived on such a farm in Ellington, Connecticut. My husband liked to tell me stories of how his aunt did not trust indoor plumbing and had an outhouse for years. Though I never knew his aunt, what my husband was describing was probably his remembrances during the 1950s. I must admit was I intrigued by the story probably because I thought farm life sounded different from the suburbia where I was raised. During the Depression, many of the farms went out of business, but during the Second World War when the demand for eggs and other farm products was high, those farms that made it through the hard times of the 1930s were able to prosper. At its peak after the war, there were 100,000 Jewish farms and 25,000 Jewish farm families. From 1950-1970, many of these farms went out of business when farming methods became more concentrated but a few loners held out hoping for better times and applying modernization techniques. With the advent of the 1970s, many Jews from the cities and suburbia tried their hands at organic farming. A quick look down the produce and dairy aisles of your local supermarket and you will see the fruit (no pun intended!) of their labors: Gary Hirshberg (Stonyfield Yogurt), Sam Kahn (Cascade Farms), Ben and Jerry (ice cream mavens of Vermont), and Drew and Myra Goodman (Earthbound Farm). With a few exceptions, most farms owned by Jews are small, part-time ventures. With many Jews wanting to leave the big cities to get down on the farm, there are bound to be more farmers in the future. Old McDonald is not the only one with a farm; Mr. Cohen has one too! Friday, May 3, 2013 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 18~ Friday, May 3, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Its that time of year again for the fastest two minutes in sports; the Kentucky Derby. Once again your Social Committee is on top of the event with plans to have a great party Saturday and watch the race on our new big screen in the clubhouse. You wont want to miss out on the fun and excitement. Here are just a few things that will be going on: ladies hat contest, mint julep sampling, raffles galore, door prize, 50/50 tickets and of course, the exciting race. Ladies keep up the tradition of the day by designing and wearing colorful and stylish hats; most handmade and designed by the wearer. There are three prizes for the hats alone so take a few minutes or more and wear a bonnet that is worthy of Churchill Downs. Enjoy a mint julep for a small donation when you come. Theres nothing like the unofficial drink of the derby to put you in the mood for some fast paced action. Bring along some snacks that you can put on the pot luck table for everyone to enjoy too. Sharing some munchies with friends and neighbors is always fun and of course, bring your favorite drink. All this is a free event and tickets are not required. Just show up with your love of racing; your food goodies and a sense of humor. All proceeds go to the Ocala Equine Rescue so not only are you in for a good time, youll be supporting a good charity as well.Wacky Crazy Fashion ShowIf want a hilariously funny afternoon, plan to be at the clubhouse at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15, for the craziest fashion show youve ever seen. All the models are limited to a fifteen dollar budget and then they will show off their fashion statements for the audience to judge. Having heard about some of the outfits, I can guarantee you this will be a dont miss event. Tickets are only $2 and desserts will be provided. If you have a favorite dessert that you would like to share with your fellow residents, you are encouraged to bring that along too. Dont be afraid to bring you favorite drink or you can enjoy the iced tea and lemonade provided. While Rich Becotte provides the music, our models will stroll the runway displaying their fashion takes for the season. Youll see contestants Marion OHern; Loretta Moscariello with husband Jerry; Bonnie Clark; Jenny Arturi; Joyce Stacer; Ann Bardock; Rich Hurley; Midge Lee; Dave and Holly Bragdon; Mick James; Jim Houghtaling; Bill Brotherhood and Geris own Lentz. With a cast of characters like this and I do mean characters, how can you help but have a great time. See Geri for tickets but get them fast as theres limited seating and tickets are going fast. Of course with this group of model contestants, you know the tickets will be flying out of the office. Dont miss your chance to be the judge for the winning ensemble; come and root for and then vote for your favorite.Cribbage ClubOur Cribbage Club will be meeting on Mondays at 12:30 in the card room instead of Tuesdays. This will be the new summer schedule to accommodate more players. Youll still have a great time playing this interesting and fun game with some interesting fun people. If you dont know how to play and would like to learn, come on out. Many of our players are excellent teachers and would be glad to share the game with you.Newcomers to be welcomedSaturday, May 18, at 10 in the morning, new residents should be at the clubhouse for a casual and friendly orientation program put on by our Welcoming Committee. This interesting and informative session will acquaint new people with the various committees and activities that are available here in Cherrywood. In addition, maps, helpful hints and shopping guides are distributed to make our new people familiar with all the good things Cherrywood has to offer. If youve moved in within the past year and havent been to a welcoming coffee yet, please contact Geri and Derby party will be longer than the fastest two minutes in sports Cherrywood John Everlove PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE16 Down on the farm since biblical times Judis Journal Judi Siegal 000EMEV 7201 SW Hwy. 200 Ocala (352) 629-0900 (4 miles west of I-75, just before Lowes) (4 miles west of I-75, just before Lowes) (352) 629-0900 Other locations throughout the southeast 7201 SW Hwy. 200 Ocala GREAT FINANCING ON EZ-GO CARTS! GOLF CARS ST AR TING A T $1,995 WHAT BATTERY A RE Y OU L OOKING F OR ??? 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cordion music, but the band was out in full force playing a wide variety of favorites such as Satin Doll and many others. Bob Mace did a great rendition of Please Release Me and Dick Richards played Lady of Spain which is always a crowd pleaser. As a special treat, professional vocalist Angie Terrigino lifted her voice in song and brought the house down with A Good Man is Hard to Find. Every song was done beautifully; professionally and with the showmanship that only those who truly love what they do can bring to a performance. Catch the next Accordion Club concert on Wednesday, May 22, from 5:30 until nine. Where else can you find such a wide variety of musical entertainment for free?Memorial DayThe Nation will celebrate Memorial Day on Monday, May 27 but your Veterans Club will maintain its traditional observance on Thursday the 30th. Beginning 11 a.m. in the front of the clubhouse the service will begin with a short welcome and then a special presentation of the color guard for the National Anthem. Our guest speaker will be Steven R Jacobs. Mr. Jacobs is retired from the U.S. Navy where he served in Operation Desert Strom; Operation Iraqi Freedom; Enduring Freedom and Baltic Operations. In addition, he earned his Surface Warfare pin as well as taking part in several drug intervention missions. Currently Mr. Jacobs works in the Marion County Veterans Services Office. Following Mr. Jacobss remarks, the Armed Forces will be saluted and then the names of our departed members will be read. The Wreath Laying ceremony and taps will follow and the service will conclude with the raising of the flag to full staff. Immediately following the service, a picnic luncheon will be served consisting of hot dogs and hamburgers with all the trimmings; Cole slaw and beans. Lemonade and iced tea will also be provided. Desserts are requested if you feel you can bring a treat to be passed. Tickets for the lunch are $7 each and can be purchased from Geri at the office or at the Veterans Club meeting. This is a solemn day for all Americans and especially for service personnel and veterans. Please make every effort to come out as we pause to thank those who gave their all in defense of freedom. Water Aerobics startsAttention all of our exercise buffs out there. Youll be pleased to note that Aquasize classes are starting up again in May. Make a note of the schedule so dont miss this fun and healthy way to exercise. On Monday the class is at 10:15 in the morning; Thursday at 9:15 and Friday at 11:30. For those who want to work out with putting undue stress and strain on arms, legs or back, there is no better way to get in shape than by taking Aquasize with Dr. Deb. The weather is beautiful, the water perfect and the instructor top notch. You cant miss with this class.Summer Fest Our annual 100 Days of Summer begins on June 10 with Summer Fest. Rich Becotte will be spinning the tunes as we start another season of fun in the sun. Mark your calendar and watch this column for more info about these fun times. Hot Summer Nights DanceWere having a dance party pool side on June 22. The cost is only $4 per person for pizza and lemonade and iced tea. Of course your own personal beverages are welcome as long as theyre in a non-glass container. The festivities begin at 7 and go until 10 as everyone enjoys the balmy air; great music and pool side atmosphere. Watch for more info in your Chirp and Citizen Newspaper but make your plans to attend this casual, relaxed event. See Geri for tickets.Spotlight on ExcellenceEach week we feature people who make a difference to others; improve the quality of life here at Cherrywood or who have an interesting story. This weeks featured couple has done all three of those things; they are Delores (Dolly) and Richard Juber. Dolly was born in the small town of Tomah, Wisconsin. One of seven children, she has a brother two years her senior and then two sisters and three brothers that are younger than her. Because there was a four year gap in ages between the younger siblings, while they all lived in the same home, they didnt really grow up together. Dolly graduated from Elroy High School and shortly after, was married. She has four children from that marriage, Dwayne, Jeanne, Debra and Pam. Debra and Pam still live in Wisconsin; Dwayne lives in St Louis and Jeanne resides in Los Angeles. Richard was born in Jewett, Connecticut. His story is a bit more unique because when it came time for him to begin his education; he had to learn how to speak English. In his home where he was raised with his brother Stan and sister Pearl, only Polish was spoken. Fortunately he had an aunt who was also a nun and took the time to teach him to speak and read English so he could finally enroll in school. Another unique side light to his early childhood was his sisters name. She was born on December 7 and named after Pearl Harbor. Doing well in school, Richard was seventeen when he graduated from high school and wanted to join the Navy. His father, who saw potential in his son as a major league baseball player and professional bowler, refused to sign the necessary paperwork. Richard waited the two month until he reached 18 and signed up. Once in the Navy, Richard found a home. He volunteered for the submarine service and served on the USS Corsair as a torpedo man. For three years he taught at the sub school in New Haven, Connecticut, and then went aboard the Sea Wolf. Following that assignment he served on the USS Daniel Boone which was a fleet ballistic missile sub serving out of Pearl Harbor and Guam. While serving Richard became qualified as an underwater demolition team member. That was the early days of what is now called the SEAL program. He served during the Cuban missile crises and was actually in Guantanamo Bay during that crisis. After doing a tour with the Navy in Ankara Turkey advising the Turkish Navy about submarine operations, Richard finished his career at Great Lakes Naval Base as an instructor. Richard was married during his first enlistment and he and his wife had three children; all boys; Richard Junior who lives in Jacksonville and Stephen and Martin both of Norwich, Connecticut.Friday, May 3, 2013 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 16~ Friday, May 3, 2013 www.smcitizen.com make a reservation. There is no cost to attend this hour long program and free coffee and pastries are provided. Youll meet some fun people and learn some new things that will help you feel right at home.Movie nightOur big screen will be playing Argo on May 7 at 7 in the evening and its free to all residents. Popcorn and lemonade are provided but feel free to bring your own candy and snacks along with you preferred beverage of choice. Argo is a terrific action flick based on the true story of American diplomats who managed to escape from the embassy when it was taken over by Islamic radicals in Iran back in 1979. This Academy award winning movie stars Ben Afleck and Alan Arkin. Come out and enjoy an inexpensive evening of entertainment excellence in the comfort of our beautiful clubhouse.Honor FlightThe Cherrywood Veterans Club is urging all of our residents to attend the return of the last Honor Flight on May 23 at 8 p.m. We will all meet at the clubhouse between 7 and 7:15 where everyone will receive a small flag. At 7:15 we will car pool over to the Ocala International Airport and wait for the Honor Flight to arrive. When the special guests deplane, they should be greeted by a large crowd of grateful citizens. Honor Flight is a program that began several years ago. World War II veterans are flown to Washington D.C. to visit the World War II monument and to be greeted by dignitaries. This is the final Honor Flight in our area and we want the men and women who fought in that terrible conflict to know that their sacrifice and courage was not in vain. We want them to know too that not only do we remember them; we will never forget them and what they did for us. If you will be attending, please contact Bill Mahar at 873-1341 so we can make sure we have enough flags for everyone. We urge all the citizens of Marion County to attend this welcome home event. Wine TastingThis is the last call for tickets to the Wine Tasting party at Cherrywood on May 14. Contact Geri for free tickets to either the 5:30 tasting or the 7:30 sipping and savoring event. Sweet wines will be featured at the first tasting and dry wines at the second. Learn about all things wine from our wine expert Joe who will teach you the difference between a Merlot and a Chardonnay; a white wine and a Rose.Garden ClubMay 15 at 11 the Garden Club will be meeting on the patio of the clubhouse. This month the members will car pool around the Cherrywood community and check out some of the award winning gardens to learn how to care for a wide variety of flowers, shrubs and trees. If you have ever wanted a green thumb or if you already have one, you wont want to miss out on this opportunity to share knowledge of all things horticulture with your friends and neighbors. Accordion ClubDick Richards and company outdid themselves on April 22, celebrating 4 years of providing entertainment to Cherrywood. Not only did the audience get a chance to hear some fantastic acCHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 15 PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE17 CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 16 Dick Richards and Ann Kurthy. Richard and Dolly Juber. PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE31 000EQJE 000EQRQ Italian Restaurant & Pizza Italian Restaurant & Pizza (352) 861-2828 A Taste of Brooklyn in Ocala JASMINE SQUARE 6106 SW State Rd. 200 MONDAY SPECIAL TUESDA Y SPECIAL Spaghetti & Meatballs $6.99 Large Cheese Pizza $6.99 000EL V6 FREE APPE TIZER Hwy. 27 & Dunnellon $ 1 OFF ANY SANDWICH Coupon required. Not valid with any other offer or discount. Expires 5/10/13. $ 3 OFF With Purchase of 2 Entres Not valid with NY Strip Special or sandwiches. Coupon required. Not valid with any other offer or discount. Expires 5/10/13. Hwy. 27 & Dunnellon Hwy. 27 & Dunnellon HAPPY HOUR & DAIL Y DRINK SPECIAL S $ 13.99 30 PC. SHRIMP DINNER EVERY TUESDA Y NO COUPONS T WO FOR $ 20 10 OZ NY STRIPS EVERY WEDNESDA Y NO COUPONS 197 7 3 E. 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cordion music, but the band was out in full force playing a wide variety of favorites such as Satin Doll and many others. Bob Mace did a great rendition of Please Release Me and Dick Richards played Lady of Spain which is always a crowd pleaser. As a special treat, professional vocalist Angie Terrigino lifted her voice in song and brought the house down with A Good Man is Hard to Find. Every song was done beautifully; professionally and with the showmanship that only those who truly love what they do can bring to a performance. Catch the next Accordion Club concert on Wednesday, May 22, from 5:30 until nine. Where else can you find such a wide variety of musical entertainment for free?Memorial DayThe Nation will celebrate Memorial Day on Monday, May 27 but your Veterans Club will maintain its traditional observance on Thursday the 30th. Beginning 11 a.m. in the front of the clubhouse the service will begin with a short welcome and then a special presentation of the color guard for the National Anthem. Our guest speaker will be Steven R Jacobs. Mr. Jacobs is retired from the U.S. Navy where he served in Operation Desert Strom; Operation Iraqi Freedom; Enduring Freedom and Baltic Operations. In addition, he earned his Surface Warfare pin as well as taking part in several drug intervention missions. Currently Mr. Jacobs works in the Marion County Veterans Services Office. Following Mr. Jacobss remarks, the Armed Forces will be saluted and then the names of our departed members will be read. The Wreath Laying ceremony and taps will follow and the service will conclude with the raising of the flag to full staff. Immediately following the service, a picnic luncheon will be served consisting of hot dogs and hamburgers with all the trimmings; Cole slaw and beans. Lemonade and iced tea will also be provided. Desserts are requested if you feel you can bring a treat to be passed. Tickets for the lunch are $7 each and can be purchased from Geri at the office or at the Veterans Club meeting. This is a solemn day for all Americans and especially for service personnel and veterans. Please make every effort to come out as we pause to thank those who gave their all in defense of freedom. Water Aerobics startsAttention all of our exercise buffs out there. Youll be pleased to note that Aquasize classes are starting up again in May. Make a note of the schedule so dont miss this fun and healthy way to exercise. On Monday the class is at 10:15 in the morning; Thursday at 9:15 and Friday at 11:30. For those who want to work out with putting undue stress and strain on arms, legs or back, there is no better way to get in shape than by taking Aquasize with Dr. Deb. The weather is beautiful, the water perfect and the instructor top notch. You cant miss with this class.Summer Fest Our annual 100 Days of Summer begins on June 10 with Summer Fest. Rich Becotte will be spinning the tunes as we start another season of fun in the sun. Mark your calendar and watch this column for more info about these fun times. Hot Summer Nights DanceWere having a dance party pool side on June 22. The cost is only $4 per person for pizza and lemonade and iced tea. Of course your own personal beverages are welcome as long as theyre in a non-glass container. The festivities begin at 7 and go until 10 as everyone enjoys the balmy air; great music and pool side atmosphere. Watch for more info in your Chirp and Citizen Newspaper but make your plans to attend this casual, relaxed event. See Geri for tickets.Spotlight on ExcellenceEach week we feature people who make a difference to others; improve the quality of life here at Cherrywood or who have an interesting story. This weeks featured couple has done all three of those things; they are Delores (Dolly) and Richard Juber. Dolly was born in the small town of Tomah, Wisconsin. One of seven children, she has a brother two years her senior and then two sisters and three brothers that are younger than her. Because there was a four year gap in ages between the younger siblings, while they all lived in the same home, they didnt really grow up together. Dolly graduated from Elroy High School and shortly after, was married. She has four children from that marriage, Dwayne, Jeanne, Debra and Pam. Debra and Pam still live in Wisconsin; Dwayne lives in St Louis and Jeanne resides in Los Angeles. Richard was born in Jewett, Connecticut. His story is a bit more unique because when it came time for him to begin his education; he had to learn how to speak English. In his home where he was raised with his brother Stan and sister Pearl, only Polish was spoken. Fortunately he had an aunt who was also a nun and took the time to teach him to speak and read English so he could finally enroll in school. Another unique side light to his early childhood was his sisters name. She was born on December 7 and named after Pearl Harbor. Doing well in school, Richard was seventeen when he graduated from high school and wanted to join the Navy. His father, who saw potential in his son as a major league baseball player and professional bowler, refused to sign the necessary paperwork. Richard waited the two month until he reached 18 and signed up. Once in the Navy, Richard found a home. He volunteered for the submarine service and served on the USS Corsair as a torpedo man. For three years he taught at the sub school in New Haven, Connecticut, and then went aboard the Sea Wolf. Following that assignment he served on the USS Daniel Boone which was a fleet ballistic missile sub serving out of Pearl Harbor and Guam. While serving Richard became qualified as an underwater demolition team member. That was the early days of what is now called the SEAL program. He served during the Cuban missile crises and was actually in Guantanamo Bay during that crisis. After doing a tour with the Navy in Ankara Turkey advising the Turkish Navy about submarine operations, Richard finished his career at Great Lakes Naval Base as an instructor. Richard was married during his first enlistment and he and his wife had three children; all boys; Richard Junior who lives in Jacksonville and Stephen and Martin both of Norwich, Connecticut.Friday, May 3, 2013 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 16~ Friday, May 3, 2013 www.smcitizen.com make a reservation. There is no cost to attend this hour long program and free coffee and pastries are provided. Youll meet some fun people and learn some new things that will help you feel right at home.Movie nightOur big screen will be playing Argo on May 7 at 7 in the evening and its free to all residents. Popcorn and lemonade are provided but feel free to bring your own candy and snacks along with you preferred beverage of choice. Argo is a terrific action flick based on the true story of American diplomats who managed to escape from the embassy when it was taken over by Islamic radicals in Iran back in 1979. This Academy award winning movie stars Ben Afleck and Alan Arkin. Come out and enjoy an inexpensive evening of entertainment excellence in the comfort of our beautiful clubhouse.Honor FlightThe Cherrywood Veterans Club is urging all of our residents to attend the return of the last Honor Flight on May 23 at 8 p.m. We will all meet at the clubhouse between 7 and 7:15 where everyone will receive a small flag. At 7:15 we will car pool over to the Ocala International Airport and wait for the Honor Flight to arrive. When the special guests deplane, they should be greeted by a large crowd of grateful citizens. Honor Flight is a program that began several years ago. World War II veterans are flown to Washington D.C. to visit the World War II monument and to be greeted by dignitaries. This is the final Honor Flight in our area and we want the men and women who fought in that terrible conflict to know that their sacrifice and courage was not in vain. We want them to know too that not only do we remember them; we will never forget them and what they did for us. If you will be attending, please contact Bill Mahar at 873-1341 so we can make sure we have enough flags for everyone. We urge all the citizens of Marion County to attend this welcome home event. Wine TastingThis is the last call for tickets to the Wine Tasting party at Cherrywood on May 14. Contact Geri for free tickets to either the 5:30 tasting or the 7:30 sipping and savoring event. Sweet wines will be featured at the first tasting and dry wines at the second. Learn about all things wine from our wine expert Joe who will teach you the difference between a Merlot and a Chardonnay; a white wine and a Rose.Garden ClubMay 15 at 11 the Garden Club will be meeting on the patio of the clubhouse. This month the members will car pool around the Cherrywood community and check out some of the award winning gardens to learn how to care for a wide variety of flowers, shrubs and trees. If you have ever wanted a green thumb or if you already have one, you wont want to miss out on this opportunity to share knowledge of all things horticulture with your friends and neighbors. Accordion ClubDick Richards and company outdid themselves on April 22, celebrating 4 years of providing entertainment to Cherrywood. Not only did the audience get a chance to hear some fantastic acCHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 15 PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE17 CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 16 Dick Richards and Ann Kurthy. Richard and Dolly Juber. PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE31 000EQJE 000EQRQ Italian Restaurant & Pizza Italian Restaurant & Pizza (352) 861-2828 A Taste of Brooklyn in Ocala JASMINE SQUARE 6106 SW State Rd. 200 MONDAY SPECIAL TUESDA Y SPECIAL Spaghetti & Meatballs $6.99 Large Cheese Pizza $6.99 000EL V6 FREE APPE TIZER Hwy. 27 & Dunnellon $ 1 OFF ANY SANDWICH Coupon required. Not valid with any other offer or discount. Expires 5/10/13. $ 3 OFF With Purchase of 2 Entres Not valid with NY Strip Special or sandwiches. Coupon required. Not valid with any other offer or discount. Expires 5/10/13. Hwy. 27 & Dunnellon Hwy. 27 & Dunnellon HAPPY HOUR & DAIL Y DRINK SPECIAL S $ 13.99 30 PC. SHRIMP DINNER EVERY TUESDA Y NO COUPONS T WO FOR $ 20 10 OZ NY STRIPS EVERY WEDNESDA Y NO COUPONS 197 7 3 E. 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Jewish lawyer, Jewish scholar, Jewish doctor even Jewish senator but Jewish farmer? Somehow this just doesnt have the right ring to it. The truth is since biblical times Jews have been farmers following the laws in the Torah about harvesting and providing for the poor. It wasnt until the late 1880s that Jewish farming took a foothold in America. Basically, the history of Jewish farming can be divided into three periods: 1882-1900; 1900-1960; 1970-present. As conditions in Eastern Europe grew increasingly hard for Jews, many decided to cast their fortunes and become farmers in America. They had had experience with cattle dealing, raising domestic livestock such as chickens and goats and although they were not allowed to own land in Russia, they were willing to take a chance on America where they could be free. Many immigrant Jewish families arrived during the late 1880s with the sponsorship of Baron de Hirsh or the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society. The charitable groups bought up large tracts of land outside of major cities and settled these immigrants on the land. Unfortunately, with a few exceptions such as Woodbine in New Jersey and Colchester and Ellington, Connecticut, the farmers only lasted about five seasons. Disease, harsh weather conditions, inexperience were among the many reasons these attempts failed. In the early 1900s, philanthropist Baron De Hirsh founded the Jewish Agricultural and Industrial Assistance Society (JAIAS). Instead of trying to settle large groups of Jews on parcels of land, JAIAS settled individual families and sent out workers who helped the newcomers with farming needs. The organization provided loans and published a magazine for 50 years entitled Jewish Farmer. These farms were also located on abandoned farms not far from metropolitan areas. Successful farming communities included southern New Jersey (poultry, eggs), Connecticut (dairy, vegetables, cattle, eggs, poultry), Florida (citrus, tomatoes), Ohio and Michigan (fruit and vegetables). The Jewish communities of farmers were able to have their own synagogues, burial societies and ritual slaughterers, signs of a cohesive communal life. On a personal note, my husbands aunt, Rochel, lived on such a farm in Ellington, Connecticut. My husband liked to tell me stories of how his aunt did not trust indoor plumbing and had an outhouse for years. Though I never knew his aunt, what my husband was describing was probably his remembrances during the 1950s. I must admit was I intrigued by the story probably because I thought farm life sounded different from the suburbia where I was raised. During the Depression, many of the farms went out of business, but during the Second World War when the demand for eggs and other farm products was high, those farms that made it through the hard times of the 1930s were able to prosper. At its peak after the war, there were 100,000 Jewish farms and 25,000 Jewish farm families. From 1950-1970, many of these farms went out of business when farming methods became more concentrated but a few loners held out hoping for better times and applying modernization techniques. With the advent of the 1970s, many Jews from the cities and suburbia tried their hands at organic farming. A quick look down the produce and dairy aisles of your local supermarket and you will see the fruit (no pun intended!) of their labors: Gary Hirshberg (Stonyfield Yogurt), Sam Kahn (Cascade Farms), Ben and Jerry (ice cream mavens of Vermont), and Drew and Myra Goodman (Earthbound Farm). With a few exceptions, most farms owned by Jews are small, part-time ventures. With many Jews wanting to leave the big cities to get down on the farm, there are bound to be more farmers in the future. Old McDonald is not the only one with a farm; Mr. Cohen has one too! Friday, May 3, 2013 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 18~ Friday, May 3, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Its that time of year again for the fastest two minutes in sports; the Kentucky Derby. Once again your Social Committee is on top of the event with plans to have a great party Saturday and watch the race on our new big screen in the clubhouse. You wont want to miss out on the fun and excitement. Here are just a few things that will be going on: ladies hat contest, mint julep sampling, raffles galore, door prize, 50/50 tickets and of course, the exciting race. Ladies keep up the tradition of the day by designing and wearing colorful and stylish hats; most handmade and designed by the wearer. There are three prizes for the hats alone so take a few minutes or more and wear a bonnet that is worthy of Churchill Downs. Enjoy a mint julep for a small donation when you come. Theres nothing like the unofficial drink of the derby to put you in the mood for some fast paced action. Bring along some snacks that you can put on the pot luck table for everyone to enjoy too. Sharing some munchies with friends and neighbors is always fun and of course, bring your favorite drink. All this is a free event and tickets are not required. Just show up with your love of racing; your food goodies and a sense of humor. All proceeds go to the Ocala Equine Rescue so not only are you in for a good time, youll be supporting a good charity as well.Wacky Crazy Fashion ShowIf want a hilariously funny afternoon, plan to be at the clubhouse at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15, for the craziest fashion show youve ever seen. All the models are limited to a fifteen dollar budget and then they will show off their fashion statements for the audience to judge. Having heard about some of the outfits, I can guarantee you this will be a dont miss event. Tickets are only $2 and desserts will be provided. If you have a favorite dessert that you would like to share with your fellow residents, you are encouraged to bring that along too. Dont be afraid to bring you favorite drink or you can enjoy the iced tea and lemonade provided. While Rich Becotte provides the music, our models will stroll the runway displaying their fashion takes for the season. Youll see contestants Marion OHern; Loretta Moscariello with husband Jerry; Bonnie Clark; Jenny Arturi; Joyce Stacer; Ann Bardock; Rich Hurley; Midge Lee; Dave and Holly Bragdon; Mick James; Jim Houghtaling; Bill Brotherhood and Geris own Lentz. With a cast of characters like this and I do mean characters, how can you help but have a great time. See Geri for tickets but get them fast as theres limited seating and tickets are going fast. Of course with this group of model contestants, you know the tickets will be flying out of the office. Dont miss your chance to be the judge for the winning ensemble; come and root for and then vote for your favorite.Cribbage ClubOur Cribbage Club will be meeting on Mondays at 12:30 in the card room instead of Tuesdays. This will be the new summer schedule to accommodate more players. Youll still have a great time playing this interesting and fun game with some interesting fun people. If you dont know how to play and would like to learn, come on out. Many of our players are excellent teachers and would be glad to share the game with you.Newcomers to be welcomedSaturday, May 18, at 10 in the morning, new residents should be at the clubhouse for a casual and friendly orientation program put on by our Welcoming Committee. This interesting and informative session will acquaint new people with the various committees and activities that are available here in Cherrywood. In addition, maps, helpful hints and shopping guides are distributed to make our new people familiar with all the good things Cherrywood has to offer. If youve moved in within the past year and havent been to a welcoming coffee yet, please contact Geri and Derby party will be longer than the fastest two minutes in sports Cherrywood John Everlove PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE16 Down on the farm since biblical times Judis Journal Judi Siegal 000EMEV 7201 SW Hwy. 200 Ocala (352) 629-0900 (4 miles west of I-75, just before Lowes) (4 miles west of I-75, just before Lowes) (352) 629-0900 Other locations throughout the southeast 7201 SW Hwy. 200 Ocala GREAT FINANCING ON EZ-GO CARTS! GOLF CARS ST AR TING A T $1,995 WHAT BATTERY A RE Y OU L OOKING F OR ??? 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Friendship Baptist Sunday services at Friendship Baptist Church on May 5 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, I Have Decided To Follow Jesus Medley. Pastor Randall Brown will be bringing the morning message; a message of hope and encouragement during these troubling times. 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 of State Road 200. The church phone is 352-237-2640 or you can find us on the web: www.friendshipbaptistocala.org. Countryside PresbyterianCountryside Presbyterian Church will celebrate its 25th Anniversary at a celebratory service on Sunday, May 5, at 10:30 a.m. led by the Rev. Gary O. Marshall. The church is at 7768 S.W. State Road 200 in Ocala. Guests include the Rev. Steven Benz, Interim Executive Presbyter and the Rev. Alisun Donovan, Associate Executive Presbyter from the Presbytery of St. Augustine and four of our charter members Polly Arit, Willa French, Liz Milleson and Cleone Redman. Pastor Gary will preach from Micah, What Does the Lord Require of You. The Hand Bell Choir will perform the opening fanfare, the Chancel Choirs anthem is Holy Ground, Aubrey Greer, guest flutist will perform during communion and Joyful, Joyful we Adore Thee will be played as a piano duet by Betty Jane Porterfield and Jo Ann Shaw for the offertory. A catered lunch will be served to our members at the Oak Run Country club donated by an anonymous church member.Christs Church of Marion CountySaturday, May 4: Men's Prayer Group, 8 a.m. Sunday, May 5: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 6: Bible Study, 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 7: Women's Crafts and fellowship, 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 8: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Thursday, May 9: 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.St. Jude Catholic Creole Masses for the Haitians in our community are celebrated every second and fourth Sunday of the month at 5 p.m. The next dates are May 12 and May 26. Classes for Spanish as a second language continue to be offered every Thursday starting at 3:30 p.m. for beginners through May 16. Classes will be in summer recess until Sept. 12. Its not too early to be thinking of the 2013-2014 school year for students attending, or planning to attend, our LifeLong Religious Education classes. Early registration will take place during the month of May at reduced tuition rates. Deacon Henry Libersat will be with us once again on Saturday, May 11, to present the third in his series of lectures concerning the Year of Faith. Registration will take place at 8:30 a.m. and the actual conference begins at 9 a.m. There is no charge and all are welcome to attend. Free English classesCollege Road Baptist Church, 5010 S.W. College Road, continues teaching ESL (English as Second Language) each Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. Classes are free, as is child care, and youth programs. Assistance with applying for citizenship is also offered. Enroll any Wednesday evening. Call 352-854-6981, or 352-237-5641 for more information.St. John the BaptistSt. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Dunnellon will be holding a Women's 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.Crossroads Church of GodWednesday evenings are for the youth at Crossroads Church of God, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Come see what you are missing and enjoy our new building. Call Pastor Erik for more info 352-291-2080. Also on Wednesday, Childrens Royal Rangers and Blue bells meet from 7 to 8:15. Pastor Carmen is the leader. The church is at 8070 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala.Our Saviour Lutheran Emergency food and personal care assistance is available each Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Our Saviour Lutheran Church in Marion Oaks, 260 Marion Oaks Lane. The pantry serves families and individuals in need from Marion Oaks, Florida Highlands and southwest Marion County with food and care items. Anyone needing assistance must bring photo identification, social security cards for all family members and proof of income. Groceries and personal care items are distributed based on need, family size and availability. More than 1,700 people in Marion Oaks and surrounding areas have received assistance from the pantry since July 2012. The pantry is a partnership of Interfaith Emergency Services and Our Saviour Lutheran Church. Groups and individuals in southwest Marion County who would like to support the pantry and help their neighbors may drop off donations at the church during pantry hours or call 352-347-0567 to make arrangements with a volunteer.Special needs are canned fruit, peanut butter and jelly, shampoo, dish and laundry soap and toilet tissue. Donation checks can be mailed to Our Saviour Lutheran Church, marked "food pantry" at 260 Marion Oaks Lane, Ocala Fl. 34473.Friday, May 3, 2013 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 14~ Friday, May 3, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Religion Read the classifieds THIS PAGE IS YOUR OFFICIAL BALLOT & ENTRY FORM. PLEASE COMPLETE AND RETURN TO SOUTH MARION CITIZEN BY 5:00 p.m., WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, 2013 ENTRY FORM Mail or drop off your official entry form and completed ballot to: South Marion Citizen c/o Readers Choice Contest 8810 S.W. Hwy. 200, Unit 104 Ocala, FL 34481 or bring it to our office. Name Address City State Zip Phone Age Email Address 25% of ballot must be filled to be eligible for drawing. Entries must be printed on official entry ballot from the South Marion Citizen. Sorry, no computer generated ballots, mechanical reproductions, photocopies, carbon copies, illegible entries or ballots with answers that are not true and relevant are not acceptable. At least 25% of the categories must be filled out for the ballot to count. Only one entry per person. Ballots not meeting these requirements will be voided. All ballots must be received by South Marion Citizen by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8, 2013. Send entire ballot to South Marion Citizen Readers Choice Contest, 8810 S.W. 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Ralph P. Dragottos Cant Help Singing will return to Palm Grove on Friday, May 10, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Anne Cit, the darling of Oak Run and a finalist in this years Top of The World competition, will make the evening a special one. The talented pianist, Nick Lapetina, will join dynamic baritone Ralph Dragotto and the M.C. for the evening, Bill Bender, to bring you the music of the greatest generation. Oak Run residents and friends are invited. Admission requires a smile. Yall are welcome!Do You Remember? Senior SafetyTune in channel 12 for Len Teitlers presentation of the Medical Teams program on Senior Safety by Captain Jim Burton and Detective Gregory Spates of the Marion County Sheriffs Department. It will air daily following FYI at 9 a.m.and 7 p.m from May 3 to 10. Medical Team All Invited to House CallsThe May 6 meeting of the Medical Team is open to all residents of Oak Run. Come and meet Robert and Jennifer Zylis, adult and family nurse practitioners and Dr. James Williams who provide house calls! So if you have difficulty getting to the doctors office this maybe a solution. The meeting is on May 6 at the Island Club at 3 p.m. Come join us! For more information call Diane at 352-873-0407 or Mandy at 352-861-0261.Irish American ClubPlease join our Spring Fling, especially you fun loving Baby Boomers, on May 23 at the Palm Grove. Ticket sales are on May 8 at the Orchid Club lobby between 9 and 11 a.m. Our theme is a picnic in the park without the ants. Our menu will be: 8 oz. Black Angus hamburgers and 1/4 lb. Nathans frankfurters with salads and all fixings, including dessert. Soda and coffee will be provided. Music will be by Donna Carrier. There will be four judged dance contests with prizes. A 50/50 raffle and door prizes will be held. Join us for a night of fun and dancing 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 352-873-4755.Upstate New York Club Memorial Day PicnicMonday May 27, at 5 p.m. at Palm Grove will be our red, white and blue picnic. A committee will be cooking hot dogs with rolls. Members are asked to supply appetizers, salads and desserts. The sign up sheet will be available when purchasing tickets. It promises to be a fun time with a variety of games. Plan to come and see if you can get the bean bag through the hole or putt the golf ball on the green. If not, try one of the others games or simply have a quiet card game with a group of members. We will have something for everyone. There will be coffee but bring what you would like to drink. Dont forget ticket sales at the Orchid Club on Saturday, May 11, from 8 to 10 a.m. and Saturday, May 18, from 10 a.m. to noon. Tickets are $3 for members and $5 for guests. Contact person is Steve Stazak at 352-861-1223.TennisJacks/Queens vs. Kings/Aces. Diamonds on court 1, Hearts on court 2, Spades on court 3, and Clubs on court 4. Twenty-seven Oak Run tennis players gathered for mixing it up, playing with people they havent played with before, enjoying the tennis fun on April 18 from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Everyone closed the afternoon with good eats that were topped off with homemade desserts. This is the second tennis gathering this year. See you all next January for our 2014 gatherings.RO Mens 2013 Senior ChampionshipThe Royal Oaks Mens Golf Association held its 2013 Senior Championship Tournament on April 10 and 12. Sxity players contended for prizes in three white tee flights, a junior white tee flight (under 70, age, not handicap, just in case you wondered) and four red tee flights. There were winners for both gross and net total scores. White flight 1 gross score winners: Dawson 163, Catapano 165; net score winners: Catapano 139, Loomis 140. White flight 2 gross score winners: Rogers 178, Kelley 178; net score winners: Kelley 142, Terry 144. White flight 3 gross score winners: Ellin 173, Edwards, 178; net score winners: Ellin 129, Edwards and Jakobsen 138. White juniors gross score winners: Hendrix 152, Gray 162; net score winners: Hendrix 130, White 141. Red flight 1 gross score winners: Engel 165, Cunningham 168; net score winners Engel 133, Hein 135. Red flight 2 gross score winners: Wargo 168, Gariepy, Aubrey and Topp 176; net score winners: Wargo 128, Aubrey 136. Red flight 3 gross score winners: Johnson 178, Jones 184; net score winners: Johnson 130, Casner and Gehan 140. Red flight 4 gross score winners: Ryan 184, Crass 187; net score winners: Paller 133, Ryan 134. Following golf on Friday a buffet lunch was served in the pavilion by Royal Oaks. Congratulation to all of the winners. Thanks to tournament chairman Dick Rizzo who hosted the event. Royal Oaks Womens 18 Hole GolfThe weather turned out to be good for golfing on April 23. The game was fun and they called it NOSE. Only holes beginning with those letters (of which there were nine) counted toward the score and then 1/2 handicap was subtracted from that. The winners were: 1st Flight: 1st, Roseanne Lavacca; 2nd, J.T. Lemasters; 3rd, Dianna Love. 2nd Flight: 1st, Salita Timmermeyer; 2nd, Noreen Salo; 3rd, Donna Gwin; 4th, Chris Orndorff. 3rd Flight: 1st, Patty Dougherty; 2nd, Kathy Kollar, 3rd (tie) Barb Scozzafava and Joanne Morris. Closest to the pin: Salita Timmermeyer. Great game, winners!ORWGAThe winners of the April 18 low net tournament are as follows: Flight 1: Marge Richardson, Marge Rymarcsuk, Sue Marentette. Flight 2: Sue Elie, Olive Adler, Annette Carini. Flight 3: Terri Feeley, Debbie Palmer, Linda Noel. Flight 4: Ruby Shepard, Evelyn Exell, Sharon Scrivens. Closest to the pin, Evelyn Exell. Chip in, Sylvia Fiorello on 17 and Delma Miller had one on 16 and one on 17. Way to go, Delma! The winners of the April 25 low net tournament are as follows: Flight 1: LaVerne Browand, Kathy OConnell, Joan Klier. Flight 2: Olive Adler, Marlena Yaich, June Dickbernd. Flight 3: Linda Noel, Kate Lott, Nancy Reichenbacher. Flight 4: Evelyn Exell, Mary Golab, Edith Voss. Closest to the pin, Marge Richardson. Chip ins, Connie Bingham, Mary Golab and Marlena Yaich.Royal Oaks Lady NinersOn April 25 we played low net and in Flight A: 1st. BJ Lassiter 2nd. Sharon Hall 3rd. Elsa Berbig; Flight B tied in 1st. Sally Crass and Ginger Drake 3rd. Shirley Krug;. Flight C tied in 1st. Joan Scholl and Diane Dufresne 3rd. Julie Jackson; Flight D 1st. Ann Leonard 2nd. Carolee Riola 3rd. Carol Foltynewicz. Elsa Berbig had a chip-in on 13 and Ginger Drake on 15. BJ Lassiter was closest to the pin on 16. Friday, May 3, 2013 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 20~ Friday, May 3, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Can t Help Singing returns to Palm Grove on May 10 Oak Run Carol Wheeler Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com 000ES7X National Cremation Society Considering Cr emation? REGISTER T O WIN A FREE CREMA TION PLAN Come join the National Cremation Society for a FREE Meal & 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. BOB EVANS 11300 SW 95th Cir. 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Friday, May 3, 2013 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com 12~ Friday, May 3, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Attend the worship service of your choice... Attend the worship service of your choice... Veterans Council honors sixFive local law enforcement officers and an Ocala firefighter received awards at a banquet chaired by the Marion County Veterans Council. The dinner, hosted by American Legion Post 284 on Friday April 19, was attended by approximately 75 guests. Ocala Fire Rescues Jesse Blaire was recognized for his recent efforts to prevent childhood drowning, and for providing EMS training to the fire department. In addition he was nominated for providing o utstanding medical care to citizens. Other award recipients are: Detective Mark Proco (Ocala Police Department), Deputy Tim Liberatore (Marion County Sheriff s Office), Trooper Anthony Dobosiewicz (Florida Highway Patrol), Investigator Michael Fischer (Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission), and Officer Jody Backlund (Belleview Police Department). In the photo on the left is Larry Deal (Commander Post 284), and on the extreme right is John Rose (Marion County Veterans Council). Wesleyan-Holiness Tradition OCALA WEST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE Teaching the Bible as Gods Word to produce Christ-followers! S undays: Sunday School . . . . . . 9:15 A.M. Morning Worship . . . . 10:30 A.M. Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:00 P.M. Childrens Bible Quizzing 6:00 P.M. Wednesday Evenings Adult Bible Study . . . . . 6:00 P.M. Pastor Curt Dowling 5884 SW 60th Ave. (Airport Rd.) Ocala, Fl 34477 (352) 861-0755 www.ocalawestnaz.org 000E8AE 000DT60 9330 SW 105th St., Ocala, FL 34481 854-9550 www.ocalawestumc.com 100th Ave. SW 105th St SW 110th St 484 Marion Oaks Library SW 1 03 rd St Pi ne Run OT OW 80th Ave. 60th Ave. 49th Ave. Oak Run 200 484 A Place for You... Rev. Alan Jefferson No matter what your age is, no matter where You come from, no matter who you are, There is a place for you at Ocala West UMC Children & Youth Ministries T r aditional W orship 8:00 & 1 1:00 A.M. Casual & Contemporary 9:30 A.M. Maranatha Baptist Church 347-5683 www .maranathabaptistc.org Sunday School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:30 A.M. Sunday Services . . . . . . . . . . 10:45 A.M. & 6:00 P.M. Sunday AWANA (Aug.-May) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:00 P.M. Wednesday Bible Study/Prayer Meeting . . . . . 6:45 P.M. Pastor Bill Fortune 000E2ZF PREACHING THE TRUTH IN LOVE 525 Marion Oaks Trail, Ocala 75 484 484 Exit 341 SW 49TH AVE. MARION OAKS PASS MARION OAKS TRAIL 200 484 MARION OAKS COURSE 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 orship: 10:30 AM Sunday School: 9:15 AM (352) 629-6485 www .firstchristianocala.org 1908 S.E. Ft. King St. (Next to Marion Technical Institute) First Christian Church of Ocala Nursery Provided 000DP7L Revs. T erry & Mary Beth Harper Pastors See us on Facebook 000DP93 College Road Baptist Chur ch 5010 SW College Road, Ocala, FL (352) 237-5741 Rev Ronnie W alker Pastor Rev Jef f Rountree, Minister of W orship Rev Rob Loy, Jr ., Student Minister Jason Kaminski, Childrens Minister T rina Loy, Preschool Director Holding Forth the Word of Life...JESUS Sunday W orship Services 8:00, 9:30 & 1 1:00 am 9:30 & 1 1:00 Sunday School W ednesday 6:30 PM Children/Student Ministries 6:30 PM Mid-W eek Bible Study www .colleger oad.org 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 Our Redeemer Lutheran Church LC-MS 5200 S.W State Road 200 1 3 / 4 Miles W est of I-75 W orship Service 8:00 & 1 1:00 AM Bible Class & Sunday School 9:30 AM Pastor Joe Adams 237-2233 Sharing the Joy of Jesus Christ! 000EOLQ 000DOXB 352-861-6182 www .ccomc.org S UNDA Y S ER VICES Sunday School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:30 am Worship Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:30 am W EEKL Y A CTIVITIES W ednesday Bible Study . . . . . . . . . 7:00 pm S ENIOR P AST OR D AV I D B ELLOWS 6768 SW 80th Street Ocala, Fl 34476 9524 S.W 105th St., Ocala 237-2640 Sunday Sunday School . . . . . 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship . . 10:45 a.m. Evening Worship . . . . . . 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. Youth Alive . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. Friendship B aptist Church A Place of New Spiritual Beginnings 000DGAB Pastor Randy & Linda Brown 7768 SW Hwy 200, Ocala (352) 237-4633 www .countr ysideocala.or g W elcome to Countr yside Pr esbyterian Chur ch (USA) Sunday W orship 10:30 am Sunday Bible Study 9:00 am T uesday Bible Study 2:00 pm Pastor Gar y O. Marshall Inspiring T raditional W orship 000DT3J 000EF7P 4800 SW 20th St Ocala, FL 34474 352-237-5611 www.bereanbaptist.net Ber ean Bapt ist Church Independent F undament al Dr Mike Patton Pastor Sunday Bible Study 9:45am Sunday Worship 10:45am & 6:00pm Wednesday Bible Study 7:00pm Assistive Listening System Nursery provided for all services 000ET88 Southwest Christian Church W e ar e a traditional worshiping chur ch 9045 SW 60th A ve. Ocala, FL 34476 352-861-9080 Sunday Services Sunday School 9:30 am W orship Service 10:30 am & 6:00 pm W ednesday Services Bible Studies 7:00 pm Peter Bunch Minister Music Dir ector 000EAHZ 8070 SW 60th A ve. Ocala, FL 34476 352-291-2080 SER VICES HOURS Sunday 9am, 11am, 6pm 1:30 Spanish Service Tuesday 7pm Spanish Service Wednesday Night 7pm Youth 7pm Friday 7pm Spanish Service Nursery available www.crossroadscog.net WE WELCOME ALL! Bishop Paul W oosley 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) 000E3SZ Sunda y Bible Stud y 9:30 a.m. W orship Service 10:30 a.m. W ednesda y Bible Stud y 7:00 p.m. Pa s t o r : Matt Hunt Assoc. P astor K evin Hunt (Independent) 6158 S W Hwy 200 Jasmine Plaza Oc ala, FL 34476 873-4705 Evangelical Lutheran Church joyocala@embar qmail.com Edward Holloway, Pastor 7045 SW 83rd Pl., Ocala (352) 854-4509 Nursery Pr ovided 000EB3M Sunday Worship 8:15 am & 11:00 am Sunday School 9:45 am Wednesday Evening Worship 6:45 pm German Language Worship 1st. Sunday of each month 3:00 pm S OUTH M ARION C ITIZEN D IRECT OR Y A SK FOR M ICHEL N OR THSEA AT 854-3986 The Reason to Believe... 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Friday, May 3, 2013 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 22~ Friday, May 3, 2013 www.smcitizen.com 000ETRA www.westmarionba.com Read the classifieds The great pastime of America throughout the years has been sports. Americans have been ingenious in turning something simple into a sport for everyone to enjoy. I must say I have enjoyed my share of sports. When younger, I was a baseball fan. I went to as many games as possible. The Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland, was just a few minutes from my house so I could visit it often, and I often did. I did not really care who won the game as long as it was a good game played, not to mention the hot dogs. The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage accused me of going to ball games just to eat hot dogs. Whenever I would return from a ballgame the first question would be, not who won the game but, How many hot dogs did you eat? If the truth was known, and you will not get it from me, many a hot dog sacrificed itself at a ballgame. After all, when you are watching a ballgame, who has time to keep track of how many hot dogs you are eating? I did have a moment of anxiety once when my wife threatened to weigh me before the game and then weigh me after the game to see if I had eaten too many hot dogs. When she first mentioned it I laughed, but I noticed she was not laughing, which caused me some deep concern. Fortunately, for me it never got to that but came perilously close. Nothing is more relaxing on a Saturday afternoon than sitting in a ballpark watching a ballgame in progress. Somehow, all the cares of the world seem to flutter away while watching the game. It all ended for me one summer. I had come into the house from some chore and my wife greeted me by saying, Do you know your ball team is on strike? I looked at her, laughed and said, I know. They get three strikes and then theyre out. Thats the way they play the game. I winked at her and laughed good-naturedly. Finally, I said to her, youre coming to understand what the game is all about. No, you dont understand. Your team is on strike. I get you, and this Saturday Im going to go and watch them strike again. It took me a while but finally my wife got through the thickness of my skull and got me to understand the strike she was talking about was not the strike I was talking about. It is always nice when people are on the same page. In a marriage situation, the biggest challenge a couple has is staying on the same page. Even though the husband and wife might be reading the same book, for some reason wives have the ability to read three or four chapters ahead. When a husband tries to correct her she impatiently says, We were on that page last week. Try to keep up. Try as we might, it is a rare husband who can keep up. But we try. When I got up to the same page as my wife about the baseball team on strike, I was feeling rather low. What do you think about your baseball game now, she taunted. As it turned out, the baseball team was actually out on strike and if I remember correctly, we missed the whole season that year. They were on strike for, you will never guess, more money. Up to that point, I thought the players played because they loved the game. Boy was I on the wrong page with that. I went to games because I love the game and it did not matter to me who won or lost as long as it was a good game. Now, to find out that my heroes, if you can call them such, were primarily interested in money was disheartening. I have never been able to watch a game since with the same excitement I did before. Why cant we just have fun? Why does life have to be such a battle? Why cant we have a baseball game just for the fun of it? Recently, I attended a Why cant we just have fun? Out to Pastor Rev. James Snyder baseball game at the local high school. I thought I would just go and enjoy the game. I did not know any of the players; I just wanted to enjoy the game. Then I met an unfamiliar phenomenon of high school baseball. Parents of baseball players! The game started as normal but soon the air exploded with shouting and yelling in the stands. I did not quite understand what all the noise was about at the time. Two women, imagine that, got in a fistfight over the ballgame! They were mothers of two of the players on opposite teams. That was just the beginning of the shouting and the yelling that afternoon. As I walked away, I sadly shook my head and said to myself, Why cant we just have fun? I believe the Preacher in the book of Ecclesiastes explains it well. I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and, behold, all was vanity and vexation of spirit (Ecclesiastes 1:14 KJV). Some are so caught up in the vanity and vexations of life that they never know what it is like to just enjoy life. Why cant we just have a little bit of fun?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 1-866552-2543 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com. Deadline for Readers Choice is May 8 Its time for the huge neighborhood garage sale in Spruce Creek north. It will take place today (Friday) and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. There will be all sorts of items on display at houses throughout the development. Make plans to drive through and browse. Spruce Creek North is off 103rd Street Road.Show and TellOn Sunday, April 28 we held a Show and Tell at the Clubhouse. This was the first year for this type of program but several residents came and brought the things in their life that they cherish. The Craft Club was there, with samples of the various items that they make. Marlene Dorner, Judy Jungers, Lois Connor, and Anita Calderon were there to show their crafts. Parnell Anderson brought a sample of the lovely jewelry that she makes. It was stunning, and the quality of her workmanship was amazing! Colin Holloway brought his beer glass collection, acquired from all over the world. Red Beard, brought a fabulous collection of the varied wood carvings that he had done. My tea pot collection rounded off the showing, and the event was a success, and enjoyed by all. Many neighbors said that next year, they would bring their collections and hobbies along, too. After the showing, there was a yummy ice cream social, sponsored by the Social Committee.Friday MixersOn Friday, April 26, the bowling league celebrated its last meeting on the lanes with a lunch out at the Golden Corral. The league played every Friday from 9 until around 12. This year we had great fun bowling, joking, and cheering everyone on. It will start up again next year in the fall. All are invited to join and have a good time Huge neighborhood garage sale in Spruce Creek North Frank Costello, Richard Minzenberger, Rick Masten, Chuck Vessey, members of the Pool Club. Spruce Creek North Ann Brennan not just bowling, but making new friends.PoolThis week, I was lucky enough to come upon the Pool Club. They are a traveling club, that plays four days a week. There are both a traveling mens and womens leagues. They play groups from Oak Run, Cherrywood, Rainbow Above and below, Show and Tell photos. PLEASESEESCN, PAGE23 Magic Touch Salon 352-854-2111 Full Service Salon Walk-ins Always Welcome Located in the Friendship Center 000E5QB Wise Way Auto Sales, Inc.9045 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala, FL352-861-9473For all your transportation needs, the only way, the Wise Way! 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Springs, On Top of the World, and Ocala Palms. Soon they will be starting up the summer league. You may call Frank Costello (854-9539) for more information.Crazy QuiltersThe Crazy Quilters are at it again, and this time I was able to get some pictures. The club includes., Sandy Barsky, Delores Pecor and Stella Kerosetz, plus other members that werent able to come on Friday. As I mentioned before, they make quilts for veterans and troops, and send them to them. They also make all sorts of items, too numerous to mention. Some of the larger quilts that they make are absolutely beautiful. They are extremely colorful and made with TLC.In My Opinion As the summer rolls in, I will be making the middle of May my last entry in the Citizen, until things start up again in the fall. As the snow birds leave, and the heat starts up, fewer and fewer events are held. Since many of us go up north during the summer, things slow down a lot. I think I am safe in saying, that Spruce Creek North is a work in progress, and we are all very pleased to live in such a close community. Friday, May 3, 2013 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com 10~ Friday, May 3, 2013 www.smcitizen.com and other criminals including terrorists and other crazies use guns to promote their evil agendas. If a crazy cant get a gun, the crazy will build a bomb, disperse a chemical, distribute some poison, or whatever. Some people believe that guns should be done away with, that they are evil. In the wrong hands they are. But in instances such as fighting wars, combating crime, protecting ones family they are necessary. Lets be realistic: as long as wars and criminals exist, guns will also exist. Gun legislation wasnt very effective in the past nor will it be as proposed. More gun legislation will just prove to be mostly a waste of time and resources. Aside from some foul-ups in the Boston bombing debacle, American agencies have been quite successful in protecting Americans against terrorist threats. Perhaps they should expand their efforts to control the crazies instead of wasting their time legislating guns. Mogloo hopes and prays that gun legislation will not infringe on his right to protect his family and property ... Ugluk hopes it will. Joe OHara OcalaR people at it againThe R people are at it again! The Republicans are literally killing those Floridians who cannot afford health care because they are on the bottom rung of the economic ladder. It is obvious that people like Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford would rather spend 26 billion dollars of taxpayers money over 10 years to help 100,000 Floridians to purchase their own health care. What he doesnt approve of is to help 1,000,000 Floridians with their health care by accepting 50 billion dollars of free money from the federal government to help pay for their health care for the next 10 years. What kind of politician would turn down 50 billion dollars from the federal government to help those less fortunate in his state who have no health insurance. This same politician with an R after his name would rather spend 26 billion dollars of Floridas taxpayers dollars on 10 percent of the people to maintain his lower standard of actual help for those in need. One of your readers stated that he spends $1,000 per month on his little used health care but doesnt relate his experience to those who cant earn $1,000 per month to raise a family under todays economy and still has no health insurance. Why cant we all work together to help those in need especially if our own federal government wants to help by having health care available for those in need. Jerry Segovis OTOWCross Florida Barge CanalMany years ago, back in the 1960s, when I first came to Florida, plus before and since, there was a discussion concerning a Cross Florida Barge Canal, to help the economy of Florida. Back then, there were too many uninformed or just plain dumb legislators, and a less informed public. Plus, if you add to them, those who were self serving, we didnt get a Cross Florida Barge Canal. By the way, the Canal, was to run across the Northern Florida peninsula. Since the least expensive method of transporting goods is by sea, a reconsideration of the Cross Florida Barge Canal would be a very progressive idea. Now environmental organizations were vehemently against it but, here we are some 50 years later and the ability to manage the environment has been greatly advanced. I served as executive director of an environment organization in Georgia, and served as an adviser to Georgia Gov. Zell Miller, regarding coastal environmental issues. I know a Cross Florida Barge Canal would greatly further the economy of Florida and the country, and not harm the environment. We waste money on many ventures to assist the economy of Florida, but I for one, would love to serve on a committee to implement the Cross Florida Barge Canal. Lets look to ourselves, Florida, to help our economy. Remember the old saying, God helps those, who help themselves. So lets get to it, and press the governor and Legislature to get off their duffs, and get serious about the Cross Florida Barge Canal project. Bill Ford Oak Run LETTERSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 SCNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 22 Stella Keorsety, Sandy Barsky and Delores Pecor, Crazy Quilters. SIX YEARS By Harlan Coben Harlan Coben keeps reeling in readers with his page-turning thrillers in all, most of which land on best seller lists. The challenge in Six Years is how to pull a thriller out of a lovesick professor named Jake Fisher who cant get over a summer romance with the girl of his dreams. His idyllic three months at a Vermont retreat with a beautiful artist named Natalie Avery ended when she suddenly dumped him. Strangely enough, a short time later she invites him to her wedding where she takes him aside and extracts from him a promise that he will never try to get in touch with her now that shes married. Though tormented by losing her, he nevertheless keeps the promise for six years. But when he reads her husbands obituary all bets are off. He goes to the funeral. Expecting to see his lost love, Jake is stunned to find that the widow is an older woman with two children in tow. And the photograph of the deceased Todd Sanderson bears no resemblance to the groom he remembers. From a high of anticipation to an abysmal low of reality, Jake is left dazed. Even his best friend on the faculty begins to wonder if Jake invented the girl. To find answers and validate his own sanity he heads for Vermont. There he finds the retreat gone but the book caf where he and Natalie spent so much time still open and their server and friend Cookie still on the premises. But Cookie refuses to recognize Jake or to remember a retreat or a girl named Natalie. Confused by her reaction he heads for the chapel where Natalie was married. The minister is still there but denies that he ever conducted the wedding Jake describes. Jake tries to explain the ministers behavior: If he did rememberand I suspect he didhe wouldnt want to give Natalies dumped boyfriend any information said boyfriend didnt already have. It seemed an extreme hypothesis on my part but at least it kind of made sense. Though swept up in a dangerous, compelling mystery, Jake persists in trying to find Natalie and discover why no one claims to know hernot the Sanderson family, not anyone in the Vermont village no one. This is a complex tale with plenty of action and twists and characters intersecting in glancing ways. And its occasionally lightened by the authors marvelous sense of humor. Cobens talent is in full force in this his latest novel. Author continues his line of thrillers Bookmark Pat Wellington West Marion Moose Lodge activitiesFriday, May 3, fish or shrimp dinner, 5 to 7 p.m.; Dave Baldwin karaoke, 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 4, steak dinner, 5 to 7 p.m.; Kentucky Derby fancy hat day, Eddie Sharron Karaoke, 6 to 10 p.m. Sunday, May 5, Cinco de Mayo taco buffet, 2 to 5 p.m., outside games, 1 p.m. Monday, May 6, $1 coney dogs noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, dart league pot luck, 5:45 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, Moose Legion meeting, 6 p.m.; LOOM meeting, 7 p.m. Thursday, May 9, open darts 5 p.m. and open shuffleboard 7 p.m. Friday, May 10, fish or shrimp dinner, 5 to 7 p.m.; Rick Holland karaoke, 6 to 10 p.m. 000EM37 000EL0M 000ER55 Steeple Chase Plaza 8585 SR 200 Unit 18 Ocala, FL 34481 (Dawn) 352-291-2242 (John) 352-291-2243 carouselfinefurniture@hotmail.com

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Friday, May 3, 2013 ~ 25 www.smcitizen.com www.smcitizen.com 8~ Friday, May 3, 2013 Three weeks ago we were in Boston for a celebration of our 60th anniversary. It was a gathering of our children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Our son David took us on a tour of beautifully renovated Fenway Park, within walking distance of the finish area of the Boston Marathon. Fortunately we and our family members were not in Boston on April 15, when the Tsarnaev brothers exploded their anger bombs amid hundreds of marathon runners and spectators from around the nation and the world. Having attended schools and worked many years in Boston and Cambridge, my post-attack sadness was that an historic city had been chosen as a war zone and thousands of innocent people were targeted for killing. Unlike prior cases, the Justice Department didnt agonize over how to prosecute the surviving suspect in the attack. The White House moved quickly to minimize debate. Just a few days after his arrest the suspect was charged in Federal Court with using and conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction resulting in death and malicious destruction of property. The Boston Marathon massacre continues the troubling likelihood that the United States will suffer additional terrorist attacks. Less than two weeks after the Marathon massacre, Canadian authorities arrested two men suspected of an al-Qaida plot to derail a Toronto to New York train. Discussion of domestic dangers runs against President Obamas legacy agenda. At his second inaugural the President said the decade of war has ended; Osama bin Laden is dead; and lasting peace and security can now be attained by other means. We find that nave and insincere. The President is waging an undeclared drone war in several countries. Meanwhile the Taliban is preparing to re-take Afghanistan and Pakistan, while al-Qaida continues violent disruptions in Iraq and other countries around the Middle East and in Africa. War on terror is a vaguely patriotic misnomer devised by former President George W. Bush after the World Trade Center attack of September 11, 2001. Because there was no nation or enemy named terror, the Bush administration decided to strike back incongruously with conventional wars against Iraq and Afghanistan. Under President Obama, war against terrorists has evolved into cases for law enforcement, accompanied by polite outreach to countries that encourage and facilitate violence around the world. Back in 2005, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told the 9/11 Commission that terrorists were at war with us well before we were at war with them. Terrorists is still a soft word for jihadists and other angry Islamists. President Obama and the heads of other western countries speak softly to avoid offending Muslims, A president and cabinet members who create euphemisms such as overseas contingency operations instead of global war on terrorism, and man-caused disasters instead of terrorist attacks in the U.S. are childishly blowing smoke at Americans, while confusing the FBI and other agencies which are trying to keep us safe. One of the services that law enforcement agencies provide a couple of times per year is the pill take-back day that was held last Saturday. On that day, people can drop medication, usually unwanted or outdated, off at any of the sites and it will be disposed of properly. Nationally, the Drug Enforcement Administration pushes the event, and local law enforcement agencies cooperate. One of the problems this year was the locations. There were only three in the county that were publicized: The Ocala Police Dept. downtown, the Sheriffs Office at The Villages and the Sheriffs Office on State Road 200. That meant that the people in the northern part of the county had to take a long drive to reach a site, or else just keep their pills and wait for the next session. It does seem that a site at one of the northern substations would have been appropriate. Then everyone in the county would have had easier access. I stopped at the State Road 200 site, which is just a few blocks from our office, on Saturday morning. You could hardly get into the parking lot at 10:30, a half hour after the site opened. At that point the deputy on duty was searching for more boxes because the six she had were getting full, and there were more than three hours to go. Obviously, people were responding. A couple of thoughts can be taken from this: first, there needs to be more locations; and second, the take-back day needs to be held more frequently. The news releases said that this was a no-questions-asked drive, people could drop off pills without being hassled. Somehow, though, we think that the people who take advantage of this event are mostly law-abiding people whose medication has been changed by their doctors, leaving them with unneeded pills, or families who may have suffered a death, and that persons medication is just sitting there. I doubt many illegal drugs are given up by users. Why should you turn the medicine in? Well, all the environmental studies say that simply flushing away the pills puts that medication back into the ecosystem eventually, and thats not good for water, etc. You also dont want to just drop pills in the garbage, where theyll end up in a landfill, or where someone can steal them before the garbage gets that far. The DEA takes care of disposal, usually by incineration, so theres no danger of your unwanted pills inadvertently hurting anyone else. So if you didnt make it last Saturday, keep that medication in a safe place, and the next time one of the drives takes place, make an effort to get rid of the pills. Its good for the community, and for the environment.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. They are among the most dedicated workers anywhere. They are extremely important to the community and the families within. They take your children, some at a young age, and try to mold them into productive citizens, making sure they learn the basics. They are, of course, the teachers in our schools. Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week in the Marion County Schools. Most teachers are hard-working people. Some of the problems they have to endure are not of their own making. If youre one of those who made sure your children knew their ABCs, could count a little, and could read limited words by the time they reached kindergarten age, congratulations. You did your job as a parent. Unfortunately, there are a lot of people out there who are not like you. They have children, plop them in front of a television for five years, and claim that they are raising their children. In many cases, these parents are young, too young to have children. The cycle started with the way they were treated as youngsters at home and continues with the way they treat their children. Then, when these children are dropped off at a school, the parents soon want to know why their children appear to be lagging behind others. In the older grades, the problems that were evident in learning in the formative years are really taking their toll. The older students, many of whom dont really want to be there, are disruptive. The teachers have to deal with these problems while trying to educate the good students who may be doing advanced work and just want to learn. Consider also that teachers get to work generally an hour before the students get there and leave, probably an hour after the children go home. Even then, there are lessons plans, papers to grade, and extra school activities to attend. Many use their own money to get needed supplies, because school officials across the state fail to provide adequate materials for education. All the while, many of these teachers are also trying to raise their own families. A teacher raise was recently approved statewide, but implementation was delayed for over a year. Pressure on the Legislature, however, forced reconsideration of that delay. So we salute the teachers, and next week, we hope you will too. Forget the proverbial apple for the teacher, or even a mug (of which many get dozens). Just thank them for the time they put in trying to make our society, and your children and grandchildren, better. S UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Appreciate your teachers More medicine dropoff spots needed Is the United States at war again or still? READER OPINIONS INVITED Jim Flynn Columnist Jim Clark Editor LETTERS TO THE EDITOR The Chronicle of Mogloo and UglukShortly after the dawn of man, Mogloo, a man of peace, discovered he could defend his cave and hunt for meat using a long, pointed stick. Then Ugluk, an aggressive man from a cave on the other side of the mountain, deduced that, not only could he defend and hunt, he could also expand his territory by taking Mogloos. He just needed a longer, sharper stick. As the Mogloos and Ugluks developed, so did weapons: from pointed sticks, to spears, swords, bow & arrows, crossbows, to guns. Fast-forward to the present. Most urban and some rural areas are made up of a patchwork of nice neighborhoods adjacent to seedy ones. Mogloo now lives in a condo in a nice neighborhood. And two blocks away, Ugluk now a drug lord rules over his seedy territory. Weapons are a major part of Ugluks dominance. Sporadic gunshots are heard emanating from his territory. Ugluk does not hesitate to wreak his havoc in Mogloos neighborhood. Mogloo, however, would never allow his family to venture into Ugluks territory ... just two blocks away. To protect his family, Mogloo bought a gun. He and his family agreed on a place to safely hide it, and he taught his wife and older children how to use it. Meanwhile, near the U.S./Mexican border, an arms procurer for the drug cartel that supplies Ugluk purchased several crates of assault rifles. Now DEA agents learned about this purchase and bought several crates of even more powerful assault rifles. After all, they couldnt allow the cartel to have the upperhand. Mogloo and the DEA agents depend on guns to protect themselves and others. Ugluk, PLEASESEELETTERS, PAGE10 COMMENTARY BY J.E. STONE Special to the CitizenThirty years ago, the Nation at Risk report declared that the nation was threatened by a rising tide of mediocrity in education. Today, its a tsunami and the underlying reason is the same. Children are still not learning to read and everyone thinks the problem is in someone elses school or district. The recent teacher cheating scandal in Atlanta illustrates the problem. How could a scam this massive take place right under the nose of parents, concerned citizens, and the school board and not be noticed for 10 years? The answer is simple: Most people, including most school board members are blind to the problems in their local schools. When asked, they say that education in general has problems but their school(s) is the happy exception. Why this rosy view? Because almost all of what they know about their local schools comes from the schools themselves. School districts routinely feed school boards and the public carefully scrubbed reports in which successes are hyped, failures rationalized, and statistics reported with skimpy context. Despite the districts obvious incentive to maintain a positive image, most board members and other interested parties habitually accept excuses and reassurances that they would never swallow if they came from another agency or business. Its a problem. The only way to actually improve educational outcomes is to have accurate reports and hold schools accountable. And to do that, boards and the public need independent sources of information about student achievement, budgets, program effectiveness, and the like. If a scandal involving thousands could be concealed for 10 years, would it be surprising to find that most school boards have no information as to whether their students are mastering reading or math beyond what their school district tells them? Its no secret that too many students arent learning. Today, only about 30 percent of children can read at gradelevel by the third grade. For low-income students, an astounding 83 percent of students fail to meet this mark. And half of the U.S. workforce about 80 million adults currently lacks the educational skills necessary to earn a family-sustaining wage. The future is in jeopardy but local schools continue to tell us that all is well or on the upturn. To get a sense of the reality gap, consider the differences between the scores reported by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), the national gold standard, and those reported by the states. For instance, the Alabama Department of Education claims 80 percent of its 4th-grade students are proficient in math. According to the NAEP, only 30 percent are actually proficient. Alabama isnt unique. Scores are just as inflated in states like Georgiaand that is in addition to distortions caused by Atlantas cheating. The state says over 80 percent are proficient in math but the NAEP says that 40 percent is closer to reality. But wait, theres more! Much more. The Maryland Department of Education claims 90 percent of its students are proficient in 4th-grade math. NAEP says its actually closer to 50 percent. Californias Education Department says six in ten 8th graders are proficient in science. NAEPs assessment? Just barely above 20 percent. Most states follow this pattern. In a global economy, the U.S. will inevitably sink unless parents, school boards, and educators are able to confront the facts, warts and all. Some states such as Florida, Tennessee and Massachusetts have tried to close these reporting gaps, but resistance is huge. Educators fear exposure. Fortunately, there are unvarnished data out there. Parents dont have to wait for distant bureaucrats to tinker their way to trustworthy school reports. Right now, they can find detailed report cards at websites like greatschools.org and schooldigger.com. My organization, the Education Consumers Foundation, displays school-by-school data online in easy-to-understand graphics for virtually all states. These are just a few of the resources available to parents, boards, and community leaders who want to look beyond inflated self reports and into the facts that can lead to real school improvement. J.E. Stone is President and CEO of Education Consumers Foundation. For data on your school, head to www.education-consumers.org/rad.htm. The nation is still at risk, and the public is still in the dark BY KENNETH THORPE, PH.D. Special to the CitizenThe media is abuzz with stories of outrageous markups at many hospitals. One of the most eye-popping numbers making the rounds? A supposedly "nonprofit" hospital charges $1.50 per pill for a generic version of Tylenol. That's about 100 times the retail price. Obviously, health care takes too much out of our paychecks, too much from our bank accounts, and too many of our tax dollars. Spending in this sector accounts for almost 18 percent of the economy. And the rising cost of government health programs is the biggest long-term driver of our national debt. Medicare alone cost $551 billion in 2012 and is projected to cost more than $1 trillion in a decade. The question is what we should do about it. One approach is simply to squeeze down costs, and there are certainly savings to be reaped this way. A better approach, however, is to look at what is driving these high levels of health care spending and see if we can intervene there. 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The fact is that in America we don't really have a health care system. We have a sick care system. We spend too little time and money trying to prevent people from getting sick and too much on treating people who are already ill. We shouldn't wait until people are sick to help them. And the good news is that many of the most common chronic ailments are preventable: According to the Centers for Disease Control, more exercise, better eating habits, and smoking cessation could prevent 80 percent of heart disease and strokes as well as 40 percent of cancers. But prevention takes work. We need to gather more evidence about which prevention programs are most effective. We must fund new research and improvements in information technology that can make it easier to spot chronic disease before it becomes a problem. We also need to find ways to encourage healthy behavior. One study looking at 32 different programs designed to promote good health found that such programs could save an average of $3.48 in health spending for every dollar spent on health promotion. We also need better management and better coordination of those who are already chronically sick. Researchers have found that the chronically ill get just a little more than half of the preventive services that are clinically recommended. That's not good enough. But there are signs of hope. Medicare, for example, is already improving as a provider of wellness, with more than 20 million seniors enjoying free wellness visits, cancer screenings, and other preventive services the program now offers. There's plenty more to be done. We need to reward evidence based medicine and rebuild our health care payment system so that its pays for outcomes, not procedures. We need to facilitate communication between health researchers and practicing doctors, find opportunities hidden in the reams of patient data, and redirect basic research efforts toward cures for chronic diseases. Ultimately, our challenge is not about spending less. It's about spending smarter. Prevention of chronic disease is the key. Kenneth Thorpe, Ph.D., is the chairman of the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease. He currently serves as the Robert W. Woodruff Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Policy & Management, in the Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia.Friday, May 3, 2013 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 26~ Friday, May 3, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Saturday, June 1 Memorial ride benefits HospiceThe sixth annual Frank Polack Memorial Ride for Hospice of Marion County takes place on Saturday June 1, at 8 a.m. An anticipated 250 participants will enjoy a trip through the heart of horse country, starting and ending at Hospice of Marion Countys Education Center. Riders pay $40 to enjoy a fully staffed and SAGD 80 mile route, 62 mile route, or 30 mile route. Registration fees include a light breakfast, an overflowing event gear bag, and lunch. On line registration is provided at www.Hospiceofmarion.com, www.Active.com, by mail, or riders may register the morning of the event. For the past five years, Ocala Eye has encouraged bicycle rider participation as a way to raise funds to help Hospice of Marion County continue its mission of providing quality, compassionate care to families in Ocala/Marion County who are facing end-of-life issues. At the ride, we will announce the winner of prizes for the most money raised. Since 1983, Hospice of Marion County, Inc. has provided compassionate comfort care to those with advancing illnesses. Services are offered without regard to race, national origin, age, gender, religion or ability to pay.Saturday, June 1 Church to open childcare centerCrossroads Childcare Center will open June 1 serving ages 2 to 10 years of age. The church staff will also offer a summer camp for school age children in a Christian environment. Registration for the childcare began May 1. Crossroads is at 8070 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala, 352-598-2085.Thursday, June 6 Mental illness educationAre you a caregiver of a family member or loved one living with a severe mental illness? The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI of Marion County) will offer a FREE NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program for families, partners, caregivers, friends, and loved ones of individuals living with schizophrenia, depression, bipolar, panic disorder, OCD, anxiety disorder or other serious mental illness. The course helps improve the skills and abilities for caregivers to manage the path to recovery. Many family members describe their experience in the program as life changing. The program will run for 12 weeks starting on Thursday, June 6, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the First Baptist Church in Ocala, 2801 S.W. Maricamp Road. Teachers are specially trained NAMI family members and caregivers who focus on the emotional responses families have to the trauma of mental illness. All course materials are furnished at no cost. The class is limited to 20 students, so please call and register as early as you can. The NAMI Family-to-Family program will also be offered later 2013. If you are unable to register for the June class please call to register for a later program. Registration is required. To register call NAMI at 352-368-2405, or e-mail to education@namiocala.org. Ongoing Alzheimers caregivers groupIf you are a caregiver of a loved one with Dementia or Alzheimers disease, or have been recently diagnosed with the disease, Emeritus Ocala West would like to invite you to our monthly support groups. In addition to peer support, the groups will also invite specialists in the field who can answer questions about Dementia and Alzheimers disease, its causes, how a diagnosis is made and current research, as well as coping mechanisms for caregivers. Emeritus Ocala West staff will be available to discuss our unique Join Their Journey Program. There is no cost to attend this group and everyone who is living with a friend or family member with Dementia or Alzheimers is encouraged to attend. Support groups are the second Tuesday of each month from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. or the last Thursday of every month from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Please contact Tanja Papa, Memory Care Director at 352-861-4444 for more information. Emeritus Ocala West is at 9070 S.W. 80th Ave., Ocala. Read the classifieds THORPECONTINUED FROM PAGE 25 BY SHELDON RICHMAN Special to the CitizenIf the Brothers Tsarnaevs bombing at the Boston Marathon is an argument against immigration, then Tim McVeighs bombing of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City is an argument against reproductive freedom. Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev came to the United States from the Caucasus as youngsters. On what grounds should they have been barred from the country? That their family was Muslim? Does that mean all Muslims should be forbidden from immigrating? And if so, wouldnt that mean no Muslim should be allowed to visit the United States either? Thats where this silly line of thinking leads: the exclusion of an entire group of people because of their families religious affiliation. Yet this is a position embraced by many conservatives, such as Laura Ingraham, a radio talk-show host, author Ann Coulter, and Fox News Channel host Sean Hannity. After the bombings, Hannity said, If people are coming from countries where perhaps they grew up under Sharia law, I think we can make a safe assumption that they have been radicalized. I think allowing foreign students into the country without investigative background COMMENTARY Did President Obama Radicalize the Tsarnaevs? checks that are exhaustive is a mistake and its putting Americans at risk. What would an exhaustive investigative background check on 16-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev and 9-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have revealed? Not much, I imagine. About as much as would have been revealed by a background check on 16-year-old Tim McVeigh. Perhaps Hannity and his ilk would find it simpler just to exclude anyone coming from a Muslim country. But then they would have a problem with the prospect that an immigrant might convert to Islam once he or she is in the United States. Would they prohibit that? Or perhaps they would deport anyone converting to Islam. They might have a constitutional problem expelling an American citizen who became a Muslim, but their stated devotion to limited government has not deterred them in the past. Authentic advocates of freedom who understand that the freedom to cross arbitrary national boundaries without first securing government permission is a natural right are appalled by the fear mongers attempt to seize on the Boston Marathon bombing to score points for the anti-immigrant cause. The fear mongers are trying their hardest to break the momentum of even the bogus immigration reform moving through Congress. Bogus reform? Yes, indeed. The consensus that has emerged, and which the xenophobic right cant abide, holds that those human beings who have come here without government permission ought to have a pathway to legal status but only if they pay fines and taxes and learn English. This act of alleged humanitarianism would be combined with a reinforced border and revised rules to make sure that only immigrants of a quality we can use are allowed into the country. Hannity & Co. call this amnesty, while fearing that the border wont be secure enough. Like these conservatives, I believe amnesty is inappropriate but for a very different reason: The people who crossed the border without permission did nothing wrong, so theres no offense to forgive. But didnt they break the law? To be sure, they violated a statute, but as natural-law advocates have long taught, a statute that conflicts with natural law and natural rights is no law at all. Thus, so-called illegal immigrants, who are merely people without government papers big deal! should just be left alone: no penalty, no fees, no back taxes, and no hounding them to learn English. And the welcome mat should be put out for those who wish to come here. Wed all benefit. The government should no more engineer the immigrant population than it should engineer the native population. Freedom really should count for something. (Note that conservatives dont think free enterprise includes the freedom to hire whoever is willing to work.) But lets not deny the potential danger that someone who comes to this country might want revenge against Americans for a perceived injustice. 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Friday, May 3, 2013 ~ 27 www.smcitizen.com 6~ Friday, May 3, 2013 www.smcitizen.com ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Youve set a fast pace for yourself. But as you approach your goal, you might want to slow down a bit in order to take time to reassess your situation and make changes while you can. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Patience continues to be a virtue for the Divine Bovine. So as eager as you might be to get things moving, remember that time is on your side. Make good use of it. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Theres a wee bit of uncertainty in the early part of the week. But things clear up as more facts come to light. Spend quality time this weekend with family and friends. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) An old friends return could open new possibilities for both of you. But dont let yourself be rushed into anything. There could be some factors you havent yet explored. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) This week offers a challenge youre raring to take on. And while eager to get started, do so slowly so that you can focus those sharp Cats Eyes on every detail. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Put your skepticism aside and listen to advice from colleagues whove been where you are now. What they say could be helpful as you get closer to a decision. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) A family matter might again require your reassuring touch. Handle it, as always, with kindness and fairness, even if some of your kin prove to be especially difficult. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Your ability to tackle even the most intricate details of a project is likely to impress some very important people. A relative shares news later this week. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) The Archers aim might be focused on the big picture this week, but dont overlook checking for those details you might have missed. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) You might feel awkward asking for assistance, but who would refuse the charming Goats request? Do it, then go ahead and enjoy a musical weekend. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Pour some cold water on that simmering misunderstanding before it boils over. The sooner things settle, the sooner you can move ahead with your plans. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Youre in a highly productive period, which you feel can go on forever. But you could be courting exhaustion. Take time out to relax and restore your energies. BORN THIS WEEK: You can combine a sense of adventure with a penchant for practicality. Have you considered a travel-related field? Tuesday, May 14 Macintos h us ers to m eetThe Ocala Macintosh User Group will meet on Tuesday, May 14, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the St. George Anglican Cathedral Parish Hall, 5646 S.E. 28th St., Ocala. Featured topics for the May OMUG meeting are Alternative TV Services by Burt Stephens and Apple TV by Bob Adams. These presentations will be followed by our monthly tech tips from Phil Davis. Visitors are always welcome. For more information about OMUG, visit our website at http://ocalamug.org.Thursday, May 16 Air Force group to m eetThe May meeting of the Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association will be held on Thursday, May 16 at 7 p.m. at the Ocala Regional Airport Administration Building 750 S.W. 60th Ave. Our guest speaker will be Richard Hurley of the law firm of Cory & Hurley, who will speak on VA Benefits and how to get them. Dont miss this informative meeting. Bring a note pad and pen. Any question contact Mike Emig 352854-8328Saturday, May 18 Ven d ors w anted f or f lea m ark etThe Ocala 200 Lions Club will be having a yard sale fundraiser on May 18 in the Bank of the Ozarks parking lot from 8 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. The public is invited to rent a space for $15, bring your own table. All funds generated from this event will, as always, be used for local community projects. For more information, or to rent a space contact Lion Bob Melnick at 352861-2730. Book s ale f or f ood bankA book sale to benefit the Animal Charity Food Bank will be held Saturday, May 18, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Winn-Dixie, 8445 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. Donate a bag of cat food and get three free books. Also, bring your aluminum cans for recycling. For information, call 352-291-1962.Scand inavian Club of Marion The Scandinavian Club of Marion County invites people of Danish, Finish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish decent to join us at our next meeting on May 18. We will meet at 11:30 a.m. at the Ocala Hilton, 3600 S.W. 36th Ave. in Ocala. The menu will be chicken cordon bleu with mashed potatoes, salad, coffee and dessert. The cost is $16 per person. Reservations and payment must be made in advance. Payment must be received by Wednesday the 15th of May. Checks to be made out to Jim Neate and mailed to Jim Neate, 643-A Midway Drive, Ocala, FL 34472. For further details call Jim Neate 352687-1580, Don Clauson 352-861-1235 or Terry Rasmussen 352-347-8362.Haitian Flag Day d inner/danceTo celebrate Haitian Flag Day, the Haitian Community of St. Jude Catholic Community is hosting a formal dinner dance on Saturday, May 18, at the Marion Oaks Community Center. Tickets are priced at $20 per person and are available from the church office. Sunday, May 19 Country Sund ay luncheonThe Friendship Fellowship Luncheon features fried chicken and side dishes provided by regular attendees. Following lunch there will be games including: watermelon seed spitting, watermelon eating, horseshoes, and lots more. Enjoy an afternoon of Christian fellowship beginning immediately following the Worship Service. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S,W, 80th St,. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, www.ccomc.org/.Wednesday, May 22 Im proving care f or vets sem inarHospice of Marion County and Munroe Regional Medical Center will host a veterans seminar on Wednesday, May 22, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the MRMC Auxiliary Conference Center. The seminar will enhance attendees sensitivity and understanding of veterans and provide new interventions to better serve dying veterans and their families. Attention is placed on veteran generations now aging and most likely to be seen in end-of-life care (WWII, Korean War, Vietnam). In addition to individual interventions, the program also will look at military benefits and intersections with VA systems. A local panel of experts will be available for discussion following the presentation. Continuing Education credits are available for a processing fee. To register for this workshop, call 352-854-5230. 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Friday, May 3, 2013 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 28~ Friday, May 3, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Tuesday, May 7 Meeting on Fair TaxA presentation of the Fair Tax will be held at the Holiday Inn Express. 5260 E. Silver Springs Blvd., on May 7 at 7 p.m. The Fair Tax bill (HR 25) will be coming up for discussion this year and you need to know what it is all about. Friday, May 10 Victorian Tea Party scheduledA Victorian Tea Party will be held on Friday, May 10, at the Grand Ballroom, 108 N.E. Magnolia Ave. starting at 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $18 per person and include buffet, music, a dramatic presentation from Father Knows Best, raffle items and a silent auction. Wear your tea party hat and bring your mother or daughter for Mothers Day. Seating is limited, so call 352-8734700 for tickets. All proceeds benefit the Florida Center for the Blind so it can provide free services to the visually impaired.Saturday, May 11 Donate food to letter carriersOn May 11, your letter carrier will be accepting donations to our area food banks. It is easy to help. Simply hang your donation from your mailbox and your mail carrier will pick it up. Area food banks are trying to stock up for one of the busiest times of the year. School will soon be over and many children are going to be home for lunch. For many families the only source for lunch is your local food bank. Marion County has been very generous in the past. We have been No.1 in our classification for four years in a row. Mail carriers have picked up over 1.3 million pounds. Interfaith Services is used as a distributor to other agencies such as Brothers Keeper and Salvation Army along with many others. We look forward to your support again this year.Breakfast at Ocala WestOcala West United Methodist Church will have a community-wide breakfast sponsored by the Mens Club on Saturday, May 11, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. All you care to eat for $5. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St., Ocala. Phone is 352-854-9550.Sunday, May 12 Symphony Under the StarsFine Arts for Ocala will hold its annual Symphony Under the Stars on Sunday, May 12 at the Ocala Golf Club on Silver Springs Boulevard. The Ocala Symphony Orchestra will be performing songs from the movies. Symphony Under the Stars is a perfect way to spend Mothers Day. The evening is family oriented and picnics are encouraged. Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy an evening of music ending in a spectacular fireworks display (weather conditions permitting). Gates open at 6 p.m. and the concert begins at 7. Food vendors will be selling food and drinks if you prefer to save mom the work of picnic preparation. Adirondack chairs may be rented for $5 and must be reserved by calling 352867-0355. Under the silent auction tent you will be able to bid on original art work from artists who participated in the Ocala Arts Festival. There will also be a $10 table where you can pick up an extra gift for mom. Golf cart transportation will again be available for those needing assistance from the parking areas. Patrons can pre-purchase tickets at the reduced price of $15 adults and $5 children (ages 6-12), as of April 19, at the following outlets: Gateway Bank, FAFO Office/Gallery, Macys, Brick City/Marion Cultural Alliance, MoJos Grill, Ocala Civic Theatre, Ocala Golf Club, Shannon Roth/Olivia and Company, Stellas Modern Pantry, Tres Chic, Villages Plastic Surgery, Your Hearts Desire, Yours Truly. Tickets may also be purchased with PayPal at fafo.org. Adult tickets at the gate are $20 and credit cards will be accepted. This popular community even has been sponsored by Palm Chevrolet, Munroe Regional Hospital System, Progress Energy and Dillon Video. For more information go to fafo.org or call the FAFO office at 352-867-0355. More on Pages 6-7 Saturday Breakfast is served from 8 to 10 a.m. Donation is $4. The Mens Auxiliary serves shrimp and wing baskets with coleslaw and fries on the first and third Friday from 4 to 6. All You Can Eat fish fry is held on the second and fourth Friday from 4 to 6. The donation is $6. An oven-roasted rib eye dinner which includes potato, roll and butter and dessert will be served on Saturday, May 4 from 4:30 to 6:30. Donation is $10. Presale tickets. No tickets will be sold at the door. A Mothers Day dinner will be held on Sunday, May 12, from 1 to 3. The menu includes ham, potato, vegetable, roll and butter and dessert. Donation is $6. Tickets are available in the Canteen. No tickets will be sold at the door. The Ladies Auxiliary is sponsoring a spaghetti and meatball dinner on Saturday, May 18, from 4:30 to 6:30. The dinner includes spaghetti and meatballs, mixed salad/with choice of dressing, garlic or plain Italian bread and homemade dessert. Donation is $8. Presale tickets. Tickets will not be sold at the door. A taco buffet sponsored by the Mens Auxiliary will be held on Friday, May 31, from 4 to 6. The buffet includes beef or chicken tacos with all the fixings. Tickets can be purchased in the Canteen and tickets will, also, be sold at the door. Donation is $7. Bingo is open to the public each Monday and Thursday with early bird specials starting at 11:30 a.m.. Lunch is available. Computer Classes: Free computer classes are now scheduled on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month beginning 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, May 3 and on Saturday, May 4 with Timeless. 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. Upcoming Events at VFW Post 4781 Editors note: This story was written by the public relations staff in the governors office in Tallahassee.Governor Rick Scott signed Senate Bill 1096 which provides Florida school districts with relief from excessive and unnecessary state regulations. Scott said, Last fall, I traveled the state and listened to parents, students and teachers to hear their ideas about how we can improve Floridas education system. We heard many great suggestions from teachers and administrators on how we can make changes at the state level to reduce unnecessary requirements and regulations so they can spend more time in the classroom teaching. Many teachers and administrators I spoke with expressed the need for flexibility which led me to convene a group of superintendents from around the state to review and recommend red tape rules and regulations we should cut in order to increase teachers time in the classroom. This legislation is a direct result of recommendations provided from the workgroup and we appreciate the input received from superintendents from across the state. This legislation removes unnecessary hurdles to preparing our students for college and careers and puts more control and flexibility into local districts hands so teachers can be where they belong in the classroom, educating our students. Florida Commissioner of Education Tony Bennett said, There are many exciting changes coming to Floridas students as we continue to raise standards and empower our schools and teachers to prepare a world-class workforce. This law will clarify the focus on that common goal by eliminating unnecessary and archaic clutter. Senator Bill Montford said, This bill relieves school districts of unnecessary and burdensome regulations. It will allow our classroom teachers, administrators and support personnel to spend more time working for Florida students. Orange County Superintendent Barbara Jenkins said, I am pleased Governor Scott signed this important bill today that will reduce burdensome regulations. Teachers and administrators can focus on the classroom. In Orange County Public Schools we appreciate Governor Scotts continued commitment to education and support his efforts to make sure our classroom teachers get a $2,500 pay raise. Broward County Superintendent Robert Runcie said, This bill allows school districts to focus their time on teaching and learning rather than compliance and red-tape. It is a good practice to review our rules and processes periodically as our goals and priorities change. I appreciate the Governors leadership on this topic as well as the Governor signs legislation relieving school regulations opportunity for me to serve on the committee to review duplicative and redundant reporting. Charlotte County Superintendent Doug Whittaker said, On behalf of the Charlotte County School District, we applaud Gov. Scott for signing this important legislation. It will have a meaningful impact across the state and get rid of some of the burdensome regulations school districts face. Highlands County Superintendent Wally Cox said, Last year, Governor Scott asked Superintendents for a list of outdated and burdensome laws that are not necessary and hinder our ability to manage our school districts. 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Friday, May 3 Town Hall meetings setDunnellon area-residents will soon have an opportunity to speak with county leaders closer to home. The Marion County Board of County Commissioners is hosting a town hall meeting on Friday, May 3, from 9-11 a.m. at the Dunnellon Public Library (20351 Robinson Road, Dunnellon). The County Commission is holding a series of town hall meetings to meet and speak with residents in their districts; this is the second town hall scheduled in a 10-meeting series. The next town hall event will be held June 7 from 9-11 a.m. at the Belleview Public Library (13145 S.E. County Road 484, Belleview). These are the only two meetings scheduled close to the State Road 200 Corridor that have been announced.. For more information on the town halls, please contact the County Commission Office at 352-438-2323. Saturday, May 4 AUCE pancakes at CrossroadsA pancake breakfast for the community is planned for May 4, 8 to 11 a.m. by members of Crossroads Church of God. All you can eat pancakes, sausage and drink is $5. Crossroads is at 8070 S.W. 60th Ave, Ocala. The church office phone is 352291-2080.Yard sale at First CongregationalA huge yard sale will take place on Saturday, May 4 at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 7171 S.W. State Road 200, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Enrichment Center. There will be electronics, furniture, tools, clothing, jewelry, home decor, appliances and much, much more.Historical Novel Society meetsThe Florida Chapter of the Historical Novel Society meets on the first Saturday of each month in the Community Room at the Central Ridge Library, 425 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Beverly Hills. Business meetings begin at 1 p.m. and programs begin at 1:30 p.m. The May 4 meeting will be devoted to preparing for the fifth annual North American Conference of the Historical Novel Society to be held at the historic Renaissance Vinoy Resort in St. Petersburg, June 22-23. For those who plan to attend the Conference, we will be working on pitching a manuscript to an agent or editor, writing a book blurb, reviewing query letters and synopses, and there may be small group critique sessions for those not attending the conference. Everyone interested in reading, writing, and the historical novel genre is welcome to attend meetings of FCHNS. For more information call Marian Fox 352-726-0162 or visit our website www.fchns.org. Book sale at main libraryAt the main library on Silver Springs Boulevard, the Friends of the Ocala Library will hold their quarterly book sale on Saturday, May 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Rooms B and C. Hardcover books in all categories will be on sale for 50 cents, and paperbacks for 25 cents. Chess Club to meetThe chess club that formed at the Freedom Public Library meets the first Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grab your board and chess pieces and come on down. Interested persons are invited to attend for a rousing game of chess. Its your move! For more information, call Ron at 352-873-2276.Free yoga class in Sholom ParkEnjoy a free yoga class in the beautiful Peace Park, on Southwest 80th Avenue, 2 1/2 miles north of State Road 200, on May 4 at 9 a.m. We meet on the first Saturday of each month until November, weather permitting. For information, call Ingrid at 352854-7950.Sunday, May 5 Concert at Ocala WestThe Southern Express Orchestra of Ocala will be in concert at the Ocala West United Methodist Church on Sunday, May 5, at 3 p.m. Featured will be some of the great music from the Big Band days as well as Show Tunes. This concert promises to be a wonderful afternoon of music. The Southern Express Orchestra is truly outstanding and has been appearing at Ocala West for several years as part of the annual concert series. Their sound is amazing and their level of musical expertise is superior in every way. The church is pleased to have them back. The orchestra is under the very capable direction of John Holland. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St. in Ocala. Phone is 352-854-9550.Civic Chorale to performOn Sunday, May 5, at 3 p.m., the Marion Civic Chorale, conducted by Matthew Bumbach, will perform a concert titled Give My Regards to Broadway at First United Methodist Church, 1126 E. Silver Springs Blvd. diagonally across the street from the old Ritz Hotel in Ocala. The program will include A Sentimental Journey Thru the 40s and medleys from Les Miserables, My Fair Lady, and The Phantom of the Opera. Admission is free but a free-will offering will be taken to benefit the churchs Tuesday Morning Outreach Ministry to help the homeless, jobless, and others in need. For further information about the concert, contact us at 352-537-0207 or www.fumcocala.org or wayne@fumcocala.org. Youth Symphony concertThe Ocala Youth Symphony is presenting its last concert of the season at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 5 at West Port High School, 3733 S.W. 80th Ave., Ocala. This is the end of the symphonys 14th season. Come and enjoy the musical presentations of these amazing musicians ranging in age from 8 to 18. Works selected range from the classics to contemporary, something for everyones musical taste. All concerts are free and open to the public. Bring a friend! For information call 352-873-6738.Friday, May 3, 2013 ~ 29 www.smcitizen.com 4~ Friday, May 3, 2013 www.smcitizen.com SOUTH MARION Citizen The South Marion Citizen is a free community newspaper covering news of communities in southwest Marion County including Oak Run, Pine Run, Palm Cay, On Top of the World, Kingsland Country Estates, Countryside Farms, Marion Landing, Majestic Oaks, Hidden Lake, Woods and Meadows Estates, Paddock Farms, Saddle Oak Club, Deer Creek, Cherrywood Estates, Hardwood Trails, Candler Hills, Country Oaks, and Harvest Meadows, among others. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Citizen: If your community is listed above and the Citizen is not delivered to your home and you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 200 Corridor, call 854-3986CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481 EditorJim Clark Circulation Barbara Jaggers Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean and Kristy Kaigan General Manager John Provost Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Deadline for classified ads :Deadline for display advertising : Tuesday 4 p.m. before publicationMonday 5 p.m. before publication READER SERVICES I want to get news in the Citizen.Call editor Jim Clark at 352-854-3986 or send by e-mail to editor@smcitizen.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Citizenoffice in Kingsland Plaza. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Member of the Community Papers of Florida Hospice seeks singersHospice of Marion County invites you to consider a unique volunteer service. We have a special choral group known as the Journey Singers that sings songs of healing and comfort at the bedsides of the ill or dying at the four Marion County Hospice Houses, private homes, and other selective venues. We offer a wide choice of music, including spiritual, secular and patriotic selections. If you can read music and sing a cappella (that is, without instrumental accompaniment), and have a compassionate heart, join us in this rewarding journey. Call 352873-7441 for more details. Read the classifieds Community calendar The 139th running of the Kentucky Derby takes place tomorrow. Known as The Fastest Two Minutes in Sports for its approximate duration, and also called The Run for the Roses for the blanket of roses draped over the winner, it is the most famous horse race in the United States. Pun Alley celebrates this prestigious event by going to the track for some racy stories.ZoologyA young boy told his mother that his father had taken him to the zoo. The mother couldnt believe it. She said, Your father has never taken anyone to the zoo in his whole life. The boy said, He did, and one of the animals paid fifty dollars!Race fanA sharpie sold a naive racing fan a broken-down filly. When the fan went to the stable to see his new purchase, the vet was laboriously working over the horse. Is my horse sick? asked the new owner. Shes not the picture of health, the vet informed him, we hope to pull her through. Will I ever be able to race her? asked the fan. Chances are you will, the vet assured him, and youll probably beat her, too.None betterAn anonymous donor left a modest estate to a small convent. Each nun was given $50 to give away as she saw fit. Sister Catherine decided to give her share to the first poor person she saw. This happened to be a man leaning against the telephone pole across the street, and he obviously had known better days. She went out to the man and pressed the $50 into his hands and said, Godspeed, my good man. As she left, the man called out to her, What is your name? Shyly, she replied, Sister Catherine. The following evening, the man returned to the convent and rang the bell. Id like to see Sister Catherine, he said. The nun at the door answered, Im sorry, but I cannot disturb her right now. May I give her a message? Yes, said the man gleefully. Give her this $100 and tell her Godspeed came in second at Belmont. Some racy storiesHe finally figured out a way to leave the track with money. He gave up picking horses and started picking pockets. The horse named Fleabag was scratched. I bet on a great horse yesterday! It took seven horses to beat him. Harry Schine bought a horse and named it Harvest Moon. Then he had a portrait painted of himself sitting astride the horse. The painting, of course, was titled, Schine on Harvest Moon. Horses eat best when there isnt a bit in their mouths. Theres a new drink, popular in Boston, called the Paul Revere cocktail. Two drinks and you wake the neighbors and start horsing around. The ship had three horses and a sick bay. A gambler was hiding in the shrubbery next to the racetrack. He was hedging his bets. Jockeys take gallop polls to see which horse is most popular. Anyone should know how to put a saddle on a horse so it wont slip and cause an injury. Its a cinch. A horse named storm could ride like lightning with the rein.Winner?George said to Fred, I put $20 on a horse last week and he came in at twenty-five to one. Wow! You must be loaded, said Fred. Not really George replied, the rest of the field came in at twelve thirty.WhoaAn incurable horseplayer, whose wife bitterly opposed his betting, continued to bet on the sly. One day a friend stopped by at his home and asked, How did you make out with Susie-Q yesterday? The bettors wife heard the remark and stomped out of the room in obvious anger. Now youve blown it! said the husband. My wife thinks Ive given up betting. Youve got to square it somehow. When the wife returned to the room several minutes later, the visitor said to her, I think I gave you the wrong impression. Susie-Q isnt a racehorse. She is a waitress in the restaurant where the fellows in the office go to lunch.No saddle no nuttinOne of the worlds most famous horse riders was Lady Godiva. In her most celebrated ride, Lady Godiva didnt win, nor even place, but she sure did show. They say that when Lady Godivas horse saw she had no clothes on, it made him shy. Run for the Roses goes down Pun Alley Pun Alley Dick Frank Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com Deadline for material is Friday before publication www.gemgalleriajewelers.com www.consignmentjewelryocala.com PAT & RICH LAUGEN, Gemologist, AJP, Goldsmith 8441 SW SR 200 Ste 101 Friendship Center 237-2240 000ER5R It Came From for lifes special moments BUYING GOLD Fine Jewelry and Fast Repairs Mon-Fri 9-5 Sat by Appt. Happy Mothers Day! 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This weeks puzzle answers ROTC military cadets, Francis Marion Military Academys 2013 championship orienteering team, basketball players from Central Floridas 2013 national championship team, elite track runners from area high schools, former Boston Marathon runners, and more. Sponsors included 54 businesses, individuals, civic William Deering Parker, 74 William D. Parker, 74, passed away April 27, 2013, in Ocala, after a long battle with Alzheimers. Bill was born Aug. 6, 1938, in Greensboro, N.C., to Sennett Kaup and Ruth Adele (Smith) Parker. Bill first served in the Air Force and then the U.S. State Department. He worked in Uruguay, the USSR, Germany, South Africa, Somalia, the Dominican Republic, Paraguay, Malawi, India, Costa Rica, Turkey, and Washington DC. In 1994, Bill and his wife Dee moved to Ocala. He spoke seven languages and taught himself electrical engineering. Bill had an unquenchable curiosity about almost everything. Bill became a liaison between ham radio clubs and the Sheriffs office, and was recognized with a Distinguished Service Award for his 10-year volunteer contributions to the (MERT) Marion County Emergency Radio Communications Team. Bill grew MERT into an integral part of emergency preparedness in central Florida. He wrote the first operations manual and guided drill practices. Because of his planning before Hurricanes Charley, Frances, Jeanne and Alberto, local ham radio operators supplied needed services until normal communications could be restored. Bill loved being among these talented and devoted men and women. He was a life-long member of AARL. As a final act of service, Bills body will be donated to science to help find a cure for Alzheimers. Bill was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Robert Carraway Parker. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Dolores (Montoya); and two daughters, Karen (Peter) Gamble of Raleigh, N.C., and Judith Adele Parker of Portland, Oregon; two grandchildren, Rebecca Kileen Gamble and John Parker Gamble; as well as brother, James R. Parker (Charlene) of Springfield, Va. The family extends grateful thanks to the staff at Superior Residences at Cala Hills and Hospice of Marion County for their care and support during Bills final journey. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to Hospice of Marion County, 3231 S.W. 34th Ave, Ocala, FL 34474 or online at http://www.hospiceofmarion.com/donations.html. Arrangements are under the care of Countryside Funeral Home 352-620-2006. OBITUARY filled with refreshments, entertainment, fashion shows and beauty services, and prize giveaways all focused on rewarding Moms. The Paddock Mall event will take place Thursday, May 9, from 5 to 8 p.m. in Center Court. WOCA DJ Joe Martone will be onhand to emcee the festivities! Moms are so incredibly deserving of a night off, said Brenda Cleary, director of marketing and business development at Paddock Mall, and it is our privilege to be the venue where they come to enjoy it. Cleary added that as an extra bonus, one lucky mom and her friend will be treated to a trip to Chicago to see Bon Jovis Because We Can tour at historic Soldier Field on Friday, July 12. Bon Jovis new release, What About Now is in stores now. Rethink Varicose Veins is an educational campaign encouraging the more than 30 million Americans who suffer from venous disease, including varicose veins and chronic venous insufficiency (CVI), to rethink their condition and recognize it as a serious health concern. The campaign, led by a coalition of medical societies and sponsored by Covidien, encourages those with venous disease to learn more about their condition, find a vein specialist, and make informed decisions about the best, and often minimally-invasive treatment option for them. As part of the campaign, Olympic Gold Medalist Summer Sanders shares her personal story about the impact venous disease had on her life and the improvements she experienced. MOMCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 RUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 secret thats as closely guarded as the Coca Cola recipe. Youll need to eat the Rotarys baby back ribs to experience the great taste. If you want to place your ribs in the freezer and eat them later, reheating directions are included with your wrapped order. Pre-paid tickets are being sold by members of the Rotary Club of Ocala Southwest. You can also buy tickets at Integrity Home Health Care on Southwest 103 Street and at several locations along State Route 200 including the Bank of the Ozarks, Alarion Bank, Coldwell Banker/Ellison Realty, the law office of W.E. Bishop Jr. and M&S Bank on College Road. For more information, visit the Rotary Club of Ocala Southwest Facebook page or call W. E Bishop Jr. at 352-237-9225. RIBSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 groups, and churches .... including former Governor Kenneth H. Buddy MacKay, College of Central Florida, Munroe Regional Medical Center, Ocala Eye, Junior League of Ocala, former Sheriff Don Moreland, Ocala Health, Regions Bank, Adena Springs South, Ed and Sarah Dean. The three biggest sponsors were Wells Fargo and Signature Brands, each giving $5,000 sponsorships, plus Townley manufacturing with a sponsorship of $2,500. For more information, go to www.helpinghandsocala.org. Tori Petry, Miss Marion County USA, with U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho at the Helping Hands race. 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After retirement from the Navy, Richard took a job with a car dealership in Kenosha, Wisconsin. He and his friends would frequent a restaurant lounge called Ninos Steak House. The manager of Ninos was Dolly and as he described her, the most beautiful woman in the world. Dolly wasnt much interested in a relationship and worked every weekend. For six months Richard tried to get a date with her only to be told, Im working. Taking the bull by the horns, Richard went to her manager and convinced him to give Dolly a Friday night off. Swooping in Richard invited Dolly to a lobster dinner. What he didnt tell her was that it would be a picnic style meal at the Round Lake Yacht Club. After getting his 21-foot Chris Craft docked, they sat down to eat. When some one is invited to a lobster dinner at a Yacht Club, they dont normally expect paper plates and plastic utensils. Fortunately Dolly had a sense of humor and the two of them laughed throughout the meal as they wrestled with their meal. A subsequent courtship began at a place called Blarneys Island. The quaint watering hole was an easy trip on Richards Chris Craft and soon they became regulars. Their favorite dance song was Yellow Bird so whenever they walked in, the band would immediately strike up that tune for them. For nearly 31 years they have been laughing, dancing and sharing life in marriage. Their biggest joy is sharing each others company in everything they do and spending time with their families. Their blended families get along famously and much of the summer, from May until September, they spend in Wisconsin entertaining their children; 13 grandchildren and five great grandchildren as well as spending time with brothers and sisters. Their home in Wisconsin is situated right on the Wolf River and a lake in Freemont. It is known as the White Bass capital of the world and Richard manages to feed his large family and friends with all the fish he catches. In November of 1995 Dolly retired from the variety store that she owned and ran while Richard left his career in sales. They sold the home they had built together and while maintaining their summer residence in Wisconsin, moved to Florida. They were the ninth home built in Cherrywood. Dolly was instrumental in the design of their house which they love. Richard confides, We loved Cherrywood from the first day and still do. Both have done much to get our activities going here in the community. Dolly was a founding member of the Entertainment Committee; Ladies Travel Billiards League; and starting dances at the clubhouse. Richard complimented her efforts by organizing the mens Travel Billiards League; golfing and of course Bingo. In the early days of Bingo, Richard had a hand cranked machine. He laughs describing how it took three people to operate. Now of course, thanks to his efforts, we have a modern machine to be enjoyed as he hosts games every Thursday at 7 p.m. Together they enjoy dancing, cards, travel, fishing, family and each other. Because of them, our quality of life here at Cherrywood is enhanced greatly. When you come to Bingo or when you see Dolly and Richard out and about, stop and tell them Thank you, for their work and good deeds and a special thanks to Richard for his service. We are proud of residents like Dolly and Richard for all they have done; for all they do and for helping to make Cherrywood the great community that it is. From your reporterIf you have suggestions, ideas or comments about this column please feel free to contact me at urperssec@yahoo.com. Im always happy to hear from my readers. Friday, May 3, 2013 ~ 31 www.smcitizen.com 2~ Friday, May 3, 2013 www.smcitizen.com CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 17 Marions Most Wanted Michael Wayne Evans Jr., 25, felony bench warrant failure to appear violation of probation arraignment dealing in stolen property. Willie James Galloway, 37, felony violation of probation warrant aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, aggravated child abuse. Billy Jason Overstreet Jr., 37, bench warrant failure to appear arraignment retail petit theft. Stephanie Lynn Pajowski, 30, felony violation of probation warrant, driving with license suspended felony 2 counts. Shatera Shenipa Richards, 24, bench warrant failure to appear pretrial conference retail petit theft, resisting or obstructing without violence. Derek Nathaniel Thomas, 23, felony violation of probation warrant cocaine possession. Classic American musical Guys and Dolls is live on stage at Ocala Civic Theatre from May 16 through June 9! In New York City, the heat is on! Unlucky gambler Nathan Detroit (John LaPaille) keeps trying to outrun the cops as he looks for a place to host the oldest established permanent floating crap game in New York. However, his long-suffering fiance Miss Adelaide (Joan Elizabeth), headliner at the Hot Box nightclub, is more interested in getting Nathan to the altar after 14 thwarted attempts. Meanwhile, suave high-roller Sky Masterson (Frank Louis Carullo), who is looking for action in many ways, has his eye on Save-a-Soul mission doll Sarah Brown (Victoria Sexton). He always wins, but the prim Sister isnt betting on his luck holding out. Everyones gambling on something, and the stakes are riding high. Odds are good for an entertaining time! Nathans wisecracking gang of gamblers includes Nicely-Nicely Johnson (Patrick Stanley), Benny Southstreet (Bill Roughton), Rusty Charlie (Gregg Bleam), Big Jule (Darrell Riley), Angie the Ox (Tom Ferreira), Harry the Horse (Adi Knapp), Society Max (Garrett Penning), Liver Lips Louie (Kenneth Lamb), Brandy Bottle Bates (Steve Gordon), and Scranton Slim (Max Trammell). Miss Adelaide is backed up by the Hot Box dancers: Amanda Franz, Miranda Morris, Melanie Tarter, and Aubrey Wise. Accompanying Sister Sarah in her mission of mercy are her grandfather, Arvide Abernathy (George Coker), and the Save-a-Soul mission band: Agatha (Shelby Randle), Calvin (J.P Leemans), and Martha (Cassandra Schwartz). General Matilda B. Cartwright (Kim Wise) is also on the scene to make sure Sarah is saving enough souls. Joey Biltmore (Clark Dougherty) runs the local garage, and Lieutenant Brannigan (David Hedges) provides the long arm of the law. And the colorful characters in the ensemble (Tattiana Blackman, Jordan Davidson, Daniel DiCola, Britani Jurkowski, William Lewis, Aiden McIntyre, and Faith Morales) provide the hustle and bustle of the city that never sleeps. The swinging score includes songs such as Luck Be a Lady, Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat, I've Never Been in Love Before, A Bushel and a Peck, Adelaide's Lament, Sue Me, and If I Were a Bell. With its dazzling dance numbers and glittering skyline, this bold and brassy musical is a winner however you roll the dice! Guys and Dolls is directed and choreographed by Greg Thompson. Music director is Ryan Pagels. Set design is by Dennis Maulden, with lighting by Robert P. Robins, sound by Timothy J. Dygert, and costumes by Elizabeth Tarner. Ginny Riley is production stage manager. Tickets are $22 for adults and $10 for full-time students (student ID required for college students). For reservations or more information, call (352) 236-2274 or stop by the box office. You may buy tickets online at www.ocalacivictheatre.com. (A service charge applies to online purchases.) The Ocala Civic Theatre is located at 4337 East Silver Springs Boulevard (East State Road 40) in the Appleton Cultural Center. The theatre produces more than 12 fully staged, professional-quality live performances each season. Guys and Dolls at Civic Theatre VISION PROBLEMS? Get An Eye Exam. HEARING LOSS? Turn up the T.V. Tell people to speak up Dont answer the phone. Stay out of restaurants. Dont go to movies. Avoid socializing. If you want to pay more for better hearing... THATS YOUR BUSINESS! If you want to pay LESS... THATS OUR BUSINESS! YOU NEED TO CALL IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE Has difficulty hearing outdoors, in restaurants or home Problems following conversation, especially in groups Frequently ask others to repeat themselves Strain to understand certain peoples voices or words Seems like people mumble, you want them to speak up Are told you play the T.V. too loud. Is Your Hearing Difficulty Earwax Buildup or Something More Serious? FREE Test Dates are available May 3-10, 2013 Your Video Otoscope exam may reveal such common problems as: Excessive ear wax Damage to your eardrum Visible obstruction in the ear canal Other conditions which may make it difficult for you to hear clearly You may qualify for FREE Rechargeable Hearing Aids (no need to change batteries!) ACT TODAY! FEDERAL WORKERS AND RETIREES Annual Hearing Test: SMART Annual Hearing Test: GENIUS F ree ATTENTION To avoid waiting you MUST call ahead for an appointment. 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. 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BRIEFS Last chance to voteThis is the last chance for you to tell the community how you feel about your favorite businesses. The annual Readers Choice ballot is in todays home-delivered editions for the third and final time. Readers may fill out the ballot on Pages 13 and 14, following the instructions included on the ballot, and turn them in to be eligible for a $100 prize. The entries must be received by May 8. Results of the voting will be published in a special section to be published in June. To protect the integrity of the voting, ballots are only available in homedelivered papers. INDEX Bookmark..............................23 Cherrywood.........................15 Classifieds.............................30 Judis Journal.......................18 Oak Run.................................20 Obituary...................................3 Out to Pastor........................11 Pun Alley...............................29 Puzzles...................................27 Spruce Creek North...........22CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & BusinessesFRIDAY, May 3, 2013 VOLUME 17 NUMBER 49 www.smcitizen.com32~ Friday, May 3, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Turning in the pills PHOTO BY RON RATNER PHOTO BY JIM CLARK A rush of residents descended upon the Southwest District Sheriffs Office Brian Litz Building last Saturday for the national drug take-back day, sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Marion County Sheriffs Office. Above, the parking lot was full early as cars lined up on State Road 200 to enter the facility. At right, Barbara Goldstein of Oak Run did what many others did also, dropping off some medication for proper disposal. See column on Page 8. It was a great day for a race on April 20, when the Helping Hands run was held at the Baseline Greenway Trailhead in Ocala. The purpose of the event was to raise money to help people in need, particularly single moms and children ... assisting them with housing, food, clothes, medical, transportation, jobs, education, and counseling. Proceeds from the event were $40,000. More than 425 registered runners and walkers, including many young people, took part, and there were more than 100 spectators and volunteers. Many personal records were set among the top runners. Special guest runners and participants present included U.S. Congressman Ted Yoho, former Sheriff Ed Dean, State Attorney Brad King, City Attorney Jimmy Gooding, Tax Collector George Albright, County Commissioner Kathy Bryant, Miss Marion County USA Tori Petry, the Forest High cheerleaders and their Helping Hands run raises $40,000 The start of the Helping Hands run. PLEASESEERUN PAGE3 A 53-year-old Ocala man who was crossing State Road 200 on foot Wednesday night, April 24, was struck by two vehicles and killed. The accident took place in the area of Southwest 88th Terrace, across from the entrance to Pine Run and in front of the shopping center which houses the office of the South Marion Citizen and West Marion Messenger. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Al Scott Benson was crossing the highway when he was struck by a Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by Ramona Jane Natal, 46, of Dunnellon. Then a Ford Crown Victoria driven by Robert Cecil Johnson, 53, of Ocala struck Benson as he was lying in the road. Benson, who was listed as a construction worker who moved to this area 20 years ago, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, which occurred about 9:35 p.m. Neither driver was injured. Both vehicles stayed at the scene until law enforcement officials arrived. Man dies crossing SR 200 A memorial for Al Scott Benson was placed in front of Kingsland Plaza Tuesday. Its high time for moms to be pampered. On May 9, Paddock Mall is the place to be as Simon Property Group, Inc. provides a free evening of relaxation and fun in honor of national Moms Nite Out. One hundred twenty nine Simon properties will be participating in this years event. The presenting sponsor of Simons Moms Nite Out celebration this year is Rethink Varicose Veins. At Paddock Mall, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in an exciting evening Mom event May 9 at Paddock Mall PLEASESEEMOM, PAGE3 Rotary ribs return for sale this SaturdayThe fully-cooked baby back ribs from the Rotary Club of Ocala Southwest are back. On Saturday May 4 starting at 10 a.m., the tent at the Bank of the Ozarks on State Road 200 and Southwest 99th Street will be back with the purpose of raising funds to allow the Rotary Club of Ocala Southwest to support the College of Central Florida Nursing Scholarship Program and other local and international projects. A full rack of smoke-cooked baby back ribs costs only $18 if you prepay and pick up your order before 12:30 p.m. The cost is $20 for racks that are not prepaid. It is highly recommended to preorder and to get there early (if you dont preorder) before the ribs are gone! Before cooking, the ribs undergo a dry rub, imparting a flavor that can only be described as heavenly. 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